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Truck crash closes Ohio River bridge at Cairo (12/01/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- A crash involving two trucks has closed the Ohio River bridge at Cairo, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported. Just after 5 p.m. a news release indicated the bridge would likely be closed for two hours. According to the release, reports indicate two trucks collided. One made it across the bridge into Illinois, and the other may be partially overturned at the bridge approach on the Kentucky side...
Benton woman ejected from vehicle during Tuesday accident (12/01/10)
A Benton, Mo., woman is in moderate condition following a Tuesday evening accident. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 1999 Chevrolet 1500 driven by Jodie L. McCoy, 44, ran off the road and struck a tree on County Road 247, two miles north of Benton at 6:20 p.m. She was ejected from the vehicle...
Single-car accident sends Sedgewickville man to the hospital (12/01/10)
A Sedgewickville man is in serious condition following a Tuesday accident. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 2008 Nissan driven by David C. Hyche, 39, traveled off the road and struck two trees at 4:20 p.m. on Highway 72, three miles west of Millersville...
Bel Air Grill, downtown spark most discussion at meeting on noise ordinance (12/01/10)
The Cape Girardeau Noise Disturbance Committee seeking public input on what to change or leave the same in the city's current noise ordinance heard more residents' concerns than their suggestions Tuesday at a one-hour hearing at the Osage Community Centre...
Public hearing on peripheral zoning draws overflow crowd at Osage Community Centre (12/01/10)
At a standing-room-only public hearing Tuesday night, no resident in attendance spoke in favor of peripheral zoning. Cape Girardeau City Council member Mark Lanzotti was the strongest voice in support of the plan, telling the crowd of almost 400 at the Osage Community Centre that without the protections offered through peripheral zoning, it was entirely possible for a strip club or adult novelty shop to open across the road from homes and farms...
Cape Girardeau smoking ban could be on Cape Girardeau ballot (12/01/10)
Breathe Easy of Cape Girardeau has a sufficient number of signatures to put a smoking ban on the ballot, Cape Girardeau city clerk Gayle Conrad confirmed Tuesday. Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark verified 2,571 of the collected 2,678 signatures...
Gov. Nixon announces support for pseudoephedrine prescription at Cape Girardeau stop (12/01/10)
A system tracking pseudoephedrine purchases at pharmacies around Missouri isn't enough to curb the state's methamphetamine problem, Gov. Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster said Tuesday at the Cape Girardeau Police Department, where they announced they'd like the state to become the third in the nation to require a doctor's prescription to purchase cold medication with pseudoephedrine...
Reality TV star Jeff Lewis leaves his touch on Cape Girardeau home (12/01/10)
Celebrity designer Jeff Lewis of Bravo TV's "Flipping Out" hopes his appearance to support the Lutheran Family and Children's Services Holiday Home Tour will make people flip open their wallets to support the local charity. Lewis, who designed the home of Angie and Shannon Davis on Fox Hollow off Lexington Avenue, will be in town for a VIP exclusive event Friday featuring appetizers, cocktails and a private tour of the home...
Commission suggests eliminating many Missouri tax credit programs (12/01/10)
Eliminating nearly half of Missouri's tax credit programs and changes to most others are suggestions in a report released today by the Missouri Tax Credit Review Commission. In July, Gov. Jay Nixon appointed 27 people to the tax credit review commission to evaluate the state's 61 tax credit programs...
Sikeston City Council takes first step to annex new TRCC property (12/01/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The annexation of land into Sikeston's city limits for a new Three Rivers Community College campus has moved another step forward. The Sikeston City Council accepted a petition of annexation during its special meeting Monday morning...
Kinder appearance Fox News' 'On the Record' rescheduled (12/01/10)
Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's appearance on Fox News has been rescheduled, according to a news release from his office. Kinder will appear on Greta Van Susteren's talk show "On the Record." at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Kinder's director of communications, Gary McElyea, said the lieutenant governor will be discussing his lawsuit challenging the federal health care law and developments in some of the other lawsuits across the country. ...
Piedmont, Mo., man sentenced, released from jail on bomb threat conviction (12/01/10)
A federal judge ordered a Piedmont, Mo., man to be released Monday afternoon following his sentencing for calling in a bomb threat at a Piedmont factory. Marty Allen Shriver, 27, of the 600 block of Dryden got "time served," which in this case was about 11 months, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Sorrell. Shriver had been in federal custody since his December 2009 arrest on one felony count of using a telephone to make a false bomb threat...
Sikeston woman injured in accident (12/01/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston woman received moderate injuries following a Monday night accident. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Alexa C. Barnes, 21, lost control of her 2007 Toyota and struck an embankment on U.S. 61, five miles north of Sikeston...
Ending jobless aid would hurt economic growth (12/01/10)
WASHINGTON -- If Congress lets unemployment benefits expire this week for the long-term unemployed, they won't be the only ones to feel the pain. The overall economy would suffer, too. Unemployment benefits help drive the economy because the jobless tend to spend every dollar they get, pumping cash into businesses. A cutoff of aid for millions of people unemployed for more than six months could squeeze a fragile economy, analysts say. Among the consequences they envision over the next year:...
European Union launches antitrust probe into Google (12/01/10)
BRUSSELS -- European Union regulators will investigate whether Google Inc. has abused its dominant position in the online search market by deliberately lowering links to smaller rivals' sites in its search results. The European Commission's move, announced Tuesday, is the first formal investigation by a major regulatory agency into whether Google has been manipulating its search engine to stifle competition and funnel more traffic to its own services...
U.S. severs access to classified files; Interpol seeks WikiLeaks head (12/01/10)
WASHINGTON -- The government scrambled Tuesday to prevent future spills of U.S. secrets like the embarrassing WikiLeaks' disclosures, while officials pondered possible criminal prosecutions and Interpol in Europe sent out a "red notice" for nations to be on the lookout for the website's founder...
Clerk foils robbery with package of Mexican pastries (12/01/10)
DEMING, N.M. -- Robbers, beware of clerks wielding pastries. Police in Deming, said a clerk foiled a robbery last week when she hit the culprit on the back of the head with a package of empanadas, a type of Latin American pastry. Police say the masked man had grabbed the cash register at Amigo's Mexican Food and tried to flee...
Pentagon study dismisses risks of openly gay troops (12/01/10)
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon's study on gays in the military has determined that overturning the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on serving openly might cause some disruption at first but would not create widespread or long-lasting problems. The study provides ammunition to congressional Democrats struggling to overturn the law. ...
Clinton begins 4-nation tour in Kazakhstan (12/01/10)
ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday kicked off a four-nation diplomatic tour dogged by the WikiLeaks disclosure of U.S. diplomatic cables, an act she called an assault on the international community. WikiLeaks' release of more than a quarter million diplomatic files came up as Clinton fielded questions from an audience of students and civic leaders at Eurasian University after meeting privately with several Kazakh women's rights and political leaders on her first visit to the nation.. ...
Egypt's ruling party wins most seats in first round (12/01/10)
CAIRO -- President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party has captured nearly all the parliament seats that were decided in a first round of voting, according to results announced Tuesday from elections that Egypt's opposition has decried as riddled with violations...
Leaked memos block Korean talks (12/01/10)
SEOUL, South Korea -- A top South Korean official dismisses China's nuclear negotiator as "incompetent." A Chinese envoy mocks North Korea as a "spoiled child." After a major escalation of sporadic skirmishes between the rival Koreas, an international effort is trying to rein in rising tensions. But U.S. diplomatic memos leaked this week call into question whether regional powers -- most notably China -- have any insight into or influence over enigmatic and defiant North Korea...
Mexican leader: Move on from climate blame game (12/01/10)
CANCUN, Mexico -- Stuck in a blame game led by "big players" U.S. and China, the rest of the world should take on the climate crisis more aggressively "with or without them," said Mexican President Felipe Calderon. That example -- through such basic steps as switching out Mexico's light bulbs -- will rally public opinion and bring political pressure on the biggest contributors to global warming, Calderon said...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Justin Stotts (12/01/10)
Stotts, a 5-foot-11 guard and forward, averaged more than 23 points a game as a junior, but he exceeded that total in each of his team's first three games.
High school roundup: Chaffee boys win season opener (12/01/10)
All the area high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Oak Ridge uses late rally to beat Delta at Woodland tournament (12/01/10)
The Blue Jays reached the semifinals with a 75-71 victory
Zalma bounces back from loss (12/01/10)
The Zalma boys basketball team rebounded from a heartbreaking one-point loss to Meadow Heights on Monday to defeat Woodland 77-47 on Tuesday night at the Woodland tournament. The Bulldogs advanced to the consolation final at 5 p.m. Friday with the victory. Their opponent has not been determined...
Harris takes his rushing accomplishments in stride (12/01/10)
There have been other humble football players at Southeast Missouri State. But when it comes to combined talent and humility, senior tailback Henry Harris, who has put together one of the best individual seasons in the program's 104-year history, has few peers...
Southeast's playoff game to be aired on local TV (12/01/10)
Southeast Missouri State football fans will be able to watch the first playoff game in the program's 104-year history without making the long trip to Cheney, Wash. It was announced Tuesday that Saturday's contest at Eastern Washington will be televised live on WQWQ, the Heartland's CW, which is channel 12 on Charter Cable. Kickoff is set for 3:05 p.m. local time...
Cardinals trade Hawksworth for Dodgers infielder Theriot (12/01/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Faced with a surplus of infielders, the Los Angeles Dodgers traded Ryan Theriot to the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday for pitcher Blake Hawksworth. The Dodgers made the move while also announcing they had signed free agent infielder Juan Uribe to a three-year contract...
Blackhawks defuse Blues' rally, win 7-5 (12/01/10)
CHICAGO -- Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews each scored his second goal of the game late in the third period Tuesday night to shut off a St. Louis Blues rally and send the Chicago Blackhawks to a 7-5 victory. Kane scored on a rebound off a shot by Viktor Stalberg with 6 minutes, 18 seconds left to put the Blackhawks up 6-4 after they nearly let a 5-1 lead slip away in their first home game since going 4-2 on a road swing out West...
Sophisticated breakfast for dinner (12/01/10)
There are those nights when breakfast is the only way dinner is going to get on the table. But that doesn't doom you to a bowl of cold cereal in front of the television. There are plenty of easy ways to add a dinner-like sophistication -- or at least satisfaction -- to your breakfast staples. And that was the inspiration for this rich and cheesy take on eggs and toast...
Festive, flavorful dip fit for the holidays (12/01/10)
If your holiday parties seem like seas of hummus and sour cream-based dips, consider changing it up with a festive and flavorful tapenade made from canned beets. Not only is this bright red spread a beautiful addition to a holiday buffet, it also comes together quickly and is low in fat and calories. Serve it with toasted baguette rounds, bread sticks or pretzels...
Keep the warmth in: Tips to get your home ready for winter (12/01/10)
Southeast Missourians have started to dig out their heavy coats and sweaters to stay warm, but what can be done to keep their houses warm this winter? When the weather cools off, drafts in the home become much more noticeable and costly. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, drafts can waste 5 to 30 percent of the energy a household uses...
Recipes for life: Cookbook raises money for charity (12/01/10)
If you are looking for Christmas gift ideas, look no further than the cookbook rack at the book store or, in this case, at Capaha Bank locations. The new "Friends For All" Relay For Life Team cookbook is available at the bank's branches. Already in its second printing, the book offers a variety of recipes in 150 pages. ...
Depp says Disney hated his Captain Sparrow (12/01/10)
NEW YORK -- Johnny Depp's flamboyant portrayal of Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean" was good enough for an Oscar nomination, but the actor says Disney was less than thrilled. Depp talked about it in an interview with rocker Patti Smith for the January edition of Vanity Fair magazine...
Wilma Pfeffer (12/01/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Wilma Kathleen Pfeffer, 83, of Advance passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born Jan. 10, 1927, at Risco, Mo., daughter of Dennis and Nora Glass Cecil. Wilma was a member of the Church of Christ...
Births 12/1/10 (12/01/10)
Daughter to Adonis Lamarr Davis and Victoria Lynn Clark of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 5:02 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. Name, A'Kiyah Nevaeh. Weight, 4 pounds, 1 ounce. Ms. Clark is the daughter of Vickey Clark of Cape Girardeau. She is employed at National Asset Recovery Services. Davis is the son of Aaron Davis of Cape Girardeau and Mary Morris of East Prairie, Mo. He is employed at Havco Wood Products Inc...
Jackson police 12/1/2010 (12/01/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Thefts...
Police report 12/1/10 (12/01/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Fire report 12/1/10 (12/01/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 12/1/10 (12/01/10)
The first Sunday of Advent is noted at churches in Cape Girardeau; at St. Mark Lutheran Church, the first of four Advent candles on a wreath prepared by the altar committee is lit; serving on the committee are chairman Carl Train, Juanita Aukeman, Dessie Poe, Audrey Wooldridge and Adrianne Powers...
Depression study (12/01/10)
One in five Americans suffers from a mental illness. Or at least that's the finding from a recently-released report from government researchers. Now over the years, I have grown increasingly wary of "government studies" because I suspect that too often the studies simply reflect the thinking of the researchers. But that's an opinion, not necessarily a fact...
Patients beware (12/01/10)
Dr. Eric Morton I'm concerned about the state of health care in Southeast Missouri. As a resident of this area for nearly 10 years, I think Southeast Missouri has some of the best health care in the U.S. for a town of its size. I have lived many places around the country, and I have been involved in the health care system since the early 1990s. Cape Girardeau's two hospital systems are what drove me back to this area, and I plan on staying here for the rest of my career...
The Smarts (12/01/10)
Cape Girardeau has many assets. Topping the list are the talented people who live and work in our community. Jack and Beverly Smart are two such individuals. Jack Smart has worked at Teen Challenge for nearly 31 years, 20 of those years as the organization's executive director. His strong leadership abilities and heart for the organization has led to his promotion with Teen Challenge USA in Ozark, Mo...
Speak Out 12/1/10 (12/01/10)
THANK you to the nice person who recently turned in my two glasses at Bob Evans. I really appreciate your honesty. Thank you very much. EVERYBODY complains about government intrusion in our lives. One area we can directly address this intrusion is in the proposed smoking ban in businesses. Let business owners decide whether they want to allow smoking in their business...
Prayer 12/1/10 (12/01/10)
O Lord, we thank you that your love endures for ever. Amen.
Raggae returns to Cape for 3 shows! We jammin man! (12/01/10)
St. Louis Raggae and Blues act Aaron Kamm & The One Drops bring the jam back to Cape for 3 big shows. Pitter's Cafe & Lounge will host the act on December 17, January 15, and again Feburary 12. Aaron Kamm is one of St. louis' best Raggae acts and Pitter's gives you a rare change to see this gem in Cape. Club owner Glinda "Pitter" Seabaugh says "She is delighted to have this very talented band return to Pitter's by popular demand."...
Original Stone Sour drummer to preform at Pitters! (12/01/10)
Original Stone Sour drummer Joel Ekman to preform at Pitter's with his new band Isaac James. On January 22 2011 PITTERS CAFE & LOUNGE will host a show from The Isaac James band. Featuring Joel Ekman former drummer for the grammy nominated band Stone Sour,...
my christmas wish (12/01/10)
My Uncle Matt Hix is a Marine and over seas in Afghanistan right now, My Christmas Wish is to have my Uncle to come home for Christmas,it would make everyone happy, my Grandma Hix is very sad and says its not Christmas without Uncle Matt. All i want for Christmas is for my Uncle to be able to come home...
Sen. Crowell Sponsors MoDOT's Bridge Competition (12/01/10)
JEFFERSON CITY -- For the fourth consecutive year, Senator Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, sponsored the top prizes for Missouri Department of Transportation Southeast District's seventh-annual bridge building competition. "This competition is a great way to spark student interests in civil engineering" said Sen. Crowell. "The experience encourages students to call upon their creativity and mathematical knowledge to craft a bridge that will withstand the toughest of tests."...
GIRL SCOUTS GIVE A GIFT, GET A BETTER ONE IN RETUR (12/01/10)
When the Girl Scout Cadettes in Girl Scout Troop 50088 heard that there would be girls living in the new Habitat for Humanity home in Marble Hill, they knew they wanted to do something special for those girls. They saved $250 from troop fundraisers to support their service project idea. ...
Getting ready to be attacked by the cat. (12/01/10)
Our dog when he was a puppy, I believe he was trying to sneak up on the cat, but little does he know a cat will jump about 6 ft. into the air if startled.
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