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Tweet with the Southeast Missourian on Black Friday (11/24/10)
On Black Friday, Southeast Missourian business reporter Melissa Miller is embarking on a social media project that seeks to connect area shoppers through Twitter. Miller will be using the Twitter hashtag #SEMOBlackFriday to communicate with local shoppers about deals at area stores and their Black Friday experiences...
Two businesses interested in Thorngate property (11/24/10)
After sitting empty for nearly two years, the Thorngate Ltd. building may soon spring to life again with more than 50 new jobs. The City of Cape Girardeau is seeking a $430,000 Community Development Block Grant to help bring in two companies that have expressed interest in the property on Independence Street. ...
Some use holiday displays at Cape County Park North to honor departed loved ones (11/24/10)
When Becky Tyler's son Andrew died, the only way she knew to deal with her loss was to honor his memory by doing things that would benefit and bring joy to others. Andrew had a heart attack during swim practice at the Jackson City Pool in June 2003. He died in October 2003 of complications from the heart attack. He was 12...
Christmas dreams come alive in Cape Girardeau's annual Parade of Lights (11/24/10)
Twinkling lights and holiday songs will fill downtown Cape Girardeau at 5 p.m.Sunday for the 19th annual Parade of Lights. More than 100 entries will make up this year's parade. All floats must be lit and either play recorded music or perform live music, said Toni Eftink, special projects manager at Old Town Cape...
Blake Shelton to play Show Me Center in February (11/24/10)
Country star Blake Shelton will perform at the Show Me Center on Feb. 5, according to a Show Me Center news release. The Band Perry and Easton Corbin will open the show, which begins at 7:30 p.m. A limited amount of tickets will be available for purchase online Monday during the venue's Cyber Monday promotion. The Show Me Center website is www.showmecenter.biz. Tickets can be purchased using the password "LOADED"...
I-55 reduced to one lane for repairs (11/24/10)
North and southbound Interstate 55 in Perry County between Highway 51 and Route M will be reduced to one lane while the Missouri Department of Transportation crews make concrete repairs. Weather permitting, traffic will be reduced in the northbound lane beginning at 7 a.m. Monday and will reopen at 4 p.m. Dec. 1. The southbound lane will be reduced beginning at 7 a.m. Dec. 1 and will reopen at 4 p.m. Dec. 3...
East Prairie man charged with murder (11/24/10)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- An East Prairie, Mo., man is facing murder charges for the death of his girlfriend. Robert Michael Christian, 26, is charged with first-degree assault, first-degree murder and the kidnapping of his girlfriend, 28-year-old Laura Faison of East Prairie, according to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore...
Woman injured in Sikeston street robbery (11/24/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A suspect is in custody following a robbery and assault. At 7:36 p.m. Monday, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety was alerted to the incident in front of 233 Welter Drive. The victim said the female suspect took her wallet, which contained more than $200 in cash and debit cards and her driver's license, in addition to assaulting her. The victim had a swollen right eye and complained of pain in the back of her head.
Cape Girardeau, Jackson announce Thanksgiving trash pickup schedules (11/24/10)
In observance of Thanksgiving, Jackson's sanitation department will not be operating Thursday or Friday. For customers with normal trash collection on those days, pick up will be Monday, Nov. 29. For more information, please contact the sanitation department at 243-2333 or the public works department at 243-2300...
Scott County Health Department gives flu shots for food donations (11/24/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Scott County Health Department is giving away the remainder of its flu vaccines to those who bring in food donations. For a free flu shot, people can bring a donation of five or more non-perishable food items to the Scott County Health Center at 102 Grove Estates Court in Sikeston on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays, or on Wednesdays at the department's outreach clinics in Oran, Scott City, Chaffee and Benton...
Mo. sheriff barred from enforcing funeral protest law (11/24/10)
ST. LOUIS -- A federal judge has ruled that a Missouri sheriff can't enforce state statutes prohibiting desecration of the American flag and protests near funerals. U.S. District Judge Jean Hamilton signed a consent agreement Monday. It was the second ruling in four months against the state's funeral protest laws. The American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday that the case may be the first to challenge Missouri's flag desecration statute...
Missouri budget panel head criticizes education raises (11/24/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A lawmaker tasked with reviewing state spending has criticized raises given to nearly two dozen Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education employees, saying they were improper given the state's current fiscal woes...
Airport workers face more opposition (11/24/10)
TAMPA, Fla. -- They've been called molesters, threatened with violence and ordered not to touch "my junk." One woman head-butted a TSA officer who was searching her laptop. Other screeners report being punched, kicked and shoved during pat-downs. Security officers know the new searches are more invasive but want Thanksgiving travelers to keep in mind they are just doing their jobs to keep people safe...
More travelers drive, avoid airport searches (11/24/10)
LAS VEGAS -- Michael Sommermeyer's Thanksgiving plan goes like this: Load his wife and children into their Ford Taurus, hand his teens an iPad stocked with movies and drive 15 hours -- from Las Vegas to Texas. Sommermeyer would not have it any other way...
Texas priest accused of trying to hire hit man (11/24/10)
SAN ANTONIO -- A Roman Catholic priest has been arrested on charges that he solicited a hit man to kill a teenager who had accused him of sexual abuse. Authorities said John Fiala first offered the job to a neighbor, who blew the whistle and helped police arrange a sting. They said Fiala got as far as negotiating a $5,000 price for the slaying before investigators moved in...
Three big developments make AIDS outlook more hopeful (11/24/10)
In the nearly 30 years the AIDS epidemic has raged, there has never been a more hopeful day than this. Three striking developments happened Tuesday: U.N. officials said new HIV cases are dropping dramatically worldwide. A study showed that a daily pill already on pharmacy shelves could help prevent new infections in gay men. And the pope opened the way for the use of condoms to prevent AIDS...
Obama touts auto industry success (11/24/10)
KOKOMO, Ind. -- President Barack Obama promoted the revival of the U.S. auto industry Tuesday, taking his pitch to the heart of the Rust Belt where a bruising economy has taken its toll on Democrats. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden toured a rebounding Chrysler transmission plant in this hard-hit industrial city, holding it up as a symbol of the "hope and confidence" of a better economy even while millions are still unemployed and hurting...
Vatican shifts ground, says condoms less evil than spreading HIV (11/24/10)
VATICAN CITY -- In a seismic shift on one of the most profound -- and profoundly contentious -- Roman Catholic teachings, the Vatican said Tuesday that condoms are the lesser of two evils when used to curb the spread of AIDS, even if their use prevents a pregnancy...
Tensions high as North, South Korea trade shelling (11/24/10)
INCHEON, South Korea -- North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Tuesday along their disputed frontier, raising tensions between the rivals to their highest level in more than a decade. The communist nation warned of more military strikes if the South encroaches on the maritime border by "even 0.001 millimeter."...
Jawbone found in Aruba not Natalee Holloway Holloway (11/24/10)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A jawbone found on an Aruba beach does not belong to missing Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, prosecutors in the Dutch Caribbean island said Tuesday. The jawbone is human, though it is unclear to whom it belongs. Dutch investigators compared the lone tooth on the bone with dental records from Holloway's family and said "it can be ruled out that the bone fragment came from Natalee Holloway."...
Save the date: Wills and Kate, April 29 at the Abbey (11/24/10)
LONDON -- Pomp and circumstance -- what "Britain does best" -- will rule the day when Prince William and Kate Middleton get married April 29 at Westminster Abbey. The young couple rejected the notion that austere times will force them to pare down the royal festivities. The church is free, at least...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Ryan Gibson (11/24/10)
Gibson completed his senior season by earning two all-state honors at the MSHSAA state meet on Nov. 13 in St. Peters, Mo.
Southeast men hang with Arkansas before falling by 10 (11/24/10)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Rotnei Clarke scored 19 points and Arkansas overcame a sluggish first half to down Southeast Missouri State 66-56 on Wednesday night. Arkansas (3-0) used a 14-2 run early in the second half to build a 48-35 lead after Lucas Nutt's 3-pointer pulled the Redhawks within one point just after halftime...
Southeast women avoid upset (11/24/10)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team received some bad news several hours before it took the court. At least the Redhawks didn't compound matters by suffering an upset loss. That appeared possible when Maryville University, in its second year as a Division II program after going 5-21 last season, led with less than eight minutes left Tuesday night...
Samuel pulls in OVC coach of year, bonus (11/24/10)
Southeast Missouri State athletic director John Shafer couldn't be happier about having to find $3,500 in his department's budget. The university will need to come up with at least $3,500 to pay football coach Tony Samuel, who has reached two incentive clauses in his current contract, which pays him $8,000 per month plus an annuity...
Redhawks dominate OVC honors (11/24/10)
It came as absolutely no surprise that Southeast Missouri State won two of the Ohio Valley Conference's top individual postseason football awards. Or that the Redhawks placed a league-high and school-record eight players on the all-OVC first team while adding a pair of second-team picks...
Redhawks visit Razorbacks tonight (11/24/10)
The Southeast men will try to get their first win against the SEC's Arkansas
Unbeaten Mizzou wins in Mexico (11/24/10)
The Tigers held off Wyoming 72-62 in the Cancun Challenge
Area digest 11/24/10 (11/24/10)
The Gator Swim Team brought home 21 medals, including nine golds, at the 15-team Ozark 'A' Swimming Championships in Carbondale, Ill. Seven of the golds were won by 13-year-old Gabriela Vieira, who turned in first-place performances in the 200-, 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle, 100 and 200 backstroke, and 100 and 200 butterfly. ...
A savory take on cheesecake (11/24/10)
While rich, creamy cheesecake is a fine way to end the meal, it doesn't have to be sweet to do so. A savory cheesecake, one that could finish the meal as a cheese course, is also an option. Just cut the sugar and swap blue cheese for part of the cream cheese...
Elevating the sweet potato (11/24/10)
"It grows in the ground, is considered a staple in the diet of the lower economic classes, comes wrapped in an ugly brown skin, doesn't stand out among the vast array of supermarket vegetables, and, to be candid, is just plain ugly." That's how Lyniece North Talmadge, in her book on the subject, describes the sweet potato. ...
Side dishes to round out a Thanksgiving feast (11/24/10)
The first Thanksgiving must have been a joyous occasion celebrating the abundant harvest. We have come a long way since the 1600s, when virtually everyone was involved in producing enough food. Today, only about 3 percent of the population produces food for everyone in our country and enough extra for exports. That alone is enough to be thankful for. I will pass along to you today a few side dishes you might want to try for your Thanksgiving feast...
Alice Ressel (11/24/10)
KELSO, Mo. -- Alice Alma Ressel, 79, of Kelso died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 17, 1931, to Edward "Shorty" and Coletta Glaus Glastetter in New Hamburg, Mo. She married Lucas John Ressel May 30, 1952, in New Hamburg...
Ina Roebuck (11/24/10)
Ina Roebuck, 94, of Charleston, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born Nov. 10, 1916, in Jonesboro, Ark., to Foster and Dora Miller. She married L.C. Roebuck, who preceded her in death in 2002...
Births 11/24/10 (11/24/10)
Son to Troy Michael and Danielle Nicole Nussbaum of Whitewater, Southeast Hospital, 6:12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. Name, Colton Troy. Weight, 9 pounds, 6 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Nussbaum is the former Danielle Drum, daughter of Rick Drum and Steve and Lisa Hanschen of Jackson. She is a loan secretary at Wood and Huston Bank in Jackson. Nussbaum is the son of T.L. and Lisa Nussbaum of Whitewater. He is an electrician with MSI Electric in Jackson...
Jackson fire report 11/24/2010 (11/24/10)
*** Fire Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: * A citizen assist on North Union Avenue. * A fire alarm on West Jackson Boulevard.
Fire report 11/24/10 (11/24/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: ...
Police report 11/24/10 (11/24/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 11/24/10 (11/24/10)
Mary Alice Amos has been appointed Dutchtown postmaster effective Dec. 6; she succeeds Kathryn B. Langston, who retired June 7. A natural gas leak in the 200 block of South Kingshighway yesterday afternoon forced stoppage of traffic and sent the Cape Girardeau Fire Department to the scene for standby while the line was repaired; a three-inch steel line ruptured in the vicinity of the bridge recently constructed on Kingshighway...
Thanksgiving memories (11/24/10)
Editor's note: This is part four of a five-part Thanksgiving week guest column series. Thanksgiving in Charleston, Mo, was the happiest and the saddest of times. The day started at the First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. ...
Kudos and Thanksgiving (11/24/10)
I'm catching up on some kudos to recent area recognitions and achievements. 1: To Coach Tony Samuel, his coaching staff and team for winning the Ohio Valley Conference football championship -- especially for his personal demeanor and consistency in handling victories and defeats. Now on to Eastern Washington for the playoffs...
Legislative agenda (11/24/10)
The upcoming session of the Missouri General Assembly has a full agenda of issues that will test the strength of the GOP and measure the strength of the Democrats on some key agenda items. Incoming House Speaker Steve Tilley of Perryville outlined the prospects last week in a round of discussions with area business leaders. ...
Redhawks football (11/24/10)
The Southeast Missouri State University football team had plenty to celebrate this past weekend. The Redhawks won the Ohio Valley Conference after Jacksonville State lost to Tennessee Tech on Saturday. In addition to winning the OVC outright, the Redhawks sealed a playoff berth in the 20-team NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs...
Stop wasting time (11/24/10)
The people of Missouri spoke clearly during the mid-term election that we understand this country is headed in the wrong direction. President Obama has had two years to turn this economy around, but his agenda hasn't worked. We need to put people back to work...
Speak Out 11/24/10 (11/24/10)
ALL sides of the political equation are lackeys for Wall Street. They sanction, through continued deregulation, massive corporate profits and the obscene compensation and bonuses for corporate managers. Most of that money is funneled upward from the U.S. Treasury...
Prayer 11/24/10 (11/24/10)
Lord Jesus, we thank you for the blessing of family. Amen.
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