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Missouri House rejects smoking ban in Capitol offices (01/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri House has rejected an attempt to ban smoking in members' offices. Smoking already is barred in the House chamber and public galleries. Lawmakers voted Thursday to prohibit smoking in a gallery reserved for members in the back of the chamber, but rejected a ban on smoking in their own offices...
Probation officers' mission is to raise awareness that ex-offenders deserve a second chance (01/13/11)
Bad decisions and their consequences shouldn't have to define the rest of a person's life, says 29-year-old Marvin Eason, who now resides in Cape Girardeau after serving time in a federal prison. At age 21, Eason's bad choices involved trafficking cocaine, a crime that landed him seven years in a medium-security facility in Pekin, Ill...
Emerson presides over House resolution honoring Giffords (01/13/11)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson presided over a House resolution Tuesday honoring her congressional colleague Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of the Arizona shootings. "I was asked to do it and it was a tremendous honor," said the Cape Girardeau Republican. "It was an amazing tribute to Gabby and those who lost their lives in Tucson."...
Mother of cyberbullying victim speaks at Central High library (01/13/11)
Tina Meier hears a common refrain when it comes to the dangers of the Internet: "It's not going to happen to me." She knows it can happen to anyone. The O'Fallon, Mo., woman is the mother of Megan Meier, the victim in perhaps the most high-profile case of cyberbullying...
Scott City packaging company purchases Thorngate building (01/13/11)
The growing demand for "green" packaging will bring a new company and new life to the former Thorngate Ltd. building.
Cape Girardeau holds public hearing on wastewater plant (01/13/11)
Cape Girardeau officials made their first public pitch Wednesday night to convince city voters that their plan to pay for a new $62 million wastewater treatment plant and $10 million in system improvements is the best one. A handful of people attended the public hearing at the city's Public Works Department, some of whom took a bus tour to the existing 50-year-old plant and the proposed site of a new one...
Cape Girardeau vandalism victims offered help, support (01/13/11)
Frank and Sylvia Ellis say they've been blessed by the compassion of the community of Cape Girardeau. Meals from friends and neighbors. Cards and letters of support -- emotional and financial -- from strangers. Offers of help from churches. A visit from Mayor Harry Rediger expressing his concern...
Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission approves casino development plans (01/13/11)
Isle of Capri's plans for a $125 million casino in Cape Girardeau moved forward Wednesday when the planning and zoning commission approved the company's final development plan.
No charges in connection with Tuesday fire (01/13/11)
The cause of an apartment fire on Themis Street Tuesday was still undetermined Wednesday, according to Cape Girardeau Fire Department chief Rick Ennis. In less than 30 minutes, crews contained the fire that started in a top-floor apartment, which sustained heavy fire, smoke and water damage...
State highway commission awards overlay contract (01/13/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Highways and Transportation Department Commission has awarded a contract for overlays through Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Perry counties. The $2,076,163 contract was awarded to Pace Construction Co. LLC of St. Louis. ...
Cotton bucks Missouri's yield-loss trend (01/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While Missouri's soybean, corn, rice and sorghum yields suffered in 2010, cotton productivity jumped, the state's agricultural statistics service says in a report released Wednesday. The estimated 2010 cotton yield was 1,068 pounds per acre, up 141 pounds for the year. ...
Route AB extension grading, paving contract awarded (01/13/11)
Emery Sapp & Sons Inc., of Columbia, Mo., has been awarded a contract by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for improvements to Route AB in Cape Girardeau County, according to a MoDOT news release. The $2,551,805 contract includes grading and paving along the Route AB extension. ...
Bloomfield school buildings burglarized for second time in several weeks (01/13/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Bloomfield school officials reported the second break-in in just over two months over the weekend. According to Bloomfield Superintendent Dr. Nick Thiele, there was evidence perpetrators entered the principals' offices in all the buildings...
Stoddard County carjacking suspect pleads guilty to assault (01/13/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Dexter, Mo., man accused of trying to carjack a vehicle on the lot of Tyson Foods in April recently pleaded guilty to an assault charge involving a firearm. James Eli Payne, 49, of the 200 block of West Stoddard Street pleaded guilty to first-degree assault Wednesday during what was to be a review of his case before Presiding Circuit Judge Stephen Sharp, according to Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver...
Mo. loan agency may again fund scholarships (01/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's college loan authority has set aside about $30 million in case it's needed to help pay for state scholarships next school year, state education officials said Wednesday. The Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority provided a similar amount to the state this school year to offset part of the budget cuts made by Gov. Jay Nixon to the Access Missouri scholarship program...
Portugal clears bond hurdle, but outlook still dark (01/13/11)
LISBON, Portugal -- Tensions over Europe's simmering debt crisis eased slightly Wednesday as ailing Portugal, viewed as the next candidate for a bailout after Greece and Ireland, showed it can still raise money on international markets and the EU proposed to boost the size and powers of its rescue fund...
Mo. officials look to gain from Ill. tax increases (01/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri business and government officials hope to capitalize on a neighboring state's decision to raise taxes. Illinois legislators voted Wednesday to increase personal income taxes 66 percent and raise corporate taxes to help close a budget hole that could hit $15 billion...
Justices to pot users: Be careful when you flush (01/13/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court isn't given to offering advice to people who are breaking the law, even in a minor way. But some justices Wednesday effectively told those who might be sitting at home smoking pot when the police come knocking: Do not flush the toilet...
Wet, blowing snow buries southern New England (01/13/11)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- The third winter storm in three weeks buried parts of the Northeast in more than 2 feet of wet, blowing snow Wednesday, smothering highways, halting trains and causing thousands of homes and business to go cold and dark. The storm, which iced over much of the South before sweeping up the East Coast, wreaked havoc on the morning commute across southern New England...
Obama tells nation at memorial: 'We can be better' (01/13/11)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday implored Americans to honor those slain and injured in the Arizona shootings by becoming better people, telling citizenry that it is time to talk with each other "in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds." Following a hospital bedside visit with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the target of the assassination, he said: "She knows we're here, and she knows we love her."...
Doctor says Rep. Giffords making small movements on her own (01/13/11)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Four days after being shot in the head, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was making small movements on her own, tugging at her hospital gown and touching her wounds, one of her doctors said Wednesday. Giffords remained in critical condition at Tucson's University Medical Center after she was struck once in the head Saturday. Authorities accuse Jared Loughner, 22, of opening fire on a crowd at an event she was holding. Nineteen people were shot and six died...
Study finds tracking bands hurt penguins (01/13/11)
WASHINGTON -- Some scientists studying penguins may be inadvertently harming them with the metal bands they use to keep track of the tuxedo-clad seabirds, a new study says. The survival rate of King penguins with metal bands on their flippers was 44 percent lower than those without bands and banded birds produced far fewer chicks, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature...
Stocks close higher as worries about Europe ease (01/13/11)
NEW YORK -- Hopes that banks would start raising their dividends sent financial stocks sharply higher Wednesday. Indexes closed at their highest levels in more than two years after a successful bond auction in Portugal eased worries about Europe's debt crisis...
Floods turn Australian city into ghost town (01/13/11)
BRISBANE, Australia -- Residents of Australia's third-largest city woke Thursday to find their community submerged in muddy water after floodwaters pouring through streets reached their crest. Thousands of homes were filled with water, and many areas were without electricity...
Prayer, mourning a year after Haiti quake (01/13/11)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The normally traffic-clogged streets of the Haitian capital turned quiet Wednesday as businesses closed and people walked in solemn processions to prayer services marking the anniversary of the worst natural disaster in the nation's history...
High school roundup: Delta, Scott City girls advance to Scott-Miss final (01/13/11)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
OVC's elite player stands in Southeast men's way (01/13/11)
The Redhawks host Kenneth Faried and his Morehead State teammates tonight.
Missouri men regain swagger with win vs. Nebraska (01/13/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Marcus Denmon was the player Nebraska aimed to stop. Not much luck there. The junior guard made five 3-pointers and matched his career best with 27 points, helping No. 15 Missouri end the Cornhuskers' 11-game winning streak with a 77-69 victory Wednesday night...
Morehead State latest test for Southeast women (01/13/11)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team began a three-game Ohio Valley Conference homestand with Saturday's 25-point loss to defending regular-season champion and preseason favorite Eastern Illinois. Things don't figure to get much easier for the Redhawks today when Morehead State visits for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff...
Cape Central Marching Tigers peform in Disney World parade (01/13/11)
Who knew the Sunshine State could be so cold? Not Austin Wicker and his mates from the Cape Central Marching Tigers. The marching band recently completed a whirlwind trip to Florida, where it spent a couple of frigid days tuning up for the evening parade of bands at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom...
Hooked on Science: Skewer a balloon (01/13/11)
We all know sharp objects and balloons do not go together. So how can you get a skewer through a balloon? According to "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey, you use science and a lot of patience. STEP 2: Dip the tip of the skewer into the cooking oil. STEP 3: Gently twist the skewer into the thick end of the balloon, opposite the knot. Continue to slowly push the skewer through the balloon until you push the skewer through the thick part near the knotted end of the balloon and stop...
neXt up 1/13/11 (01/13/11)
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Heroes of Tucson (01/13/11)
Jan. 13, 2011 Dear Leslie, Many people acted heroically Saturday in Tucson. People reacted swiftly to stop the gunman without thought of their own safety. One man died shielding his wife. The 9-year-old victim, Christina Taylor Green, was there to learn about politics. The significance that she was born on Sept. 11, 2001, should not be lost on anyone. She believed the time had come for the world to change. She was a hero for being there on that street corner...
Susie Noland (01/13/11)
Susie Marie Noland, 47, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 10, 1963, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Gerald "Bud" and Noma Lee Crites Noland. Susie attended Missouri School of the Blind in St. Louis, and graduated from Jackson High School in 1984...
Norma Crump (01/13/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Norma L. Crump, 80, of Belleville, Ill., formerly of Chaffee, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, in Belleville. She was born Feb. 23, 1930, in Delta, daughter of William E. and Pearl I. Lagrand O'Mara. She and Clifford D. Crump were married March 3, 1967. He died Sept. 14, 2000...
Thomas Turner (01/13/11)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Thomas Vern Turner, 78, of Farmington passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Survivors include his children, Gary Turner (Kathy) of Jackson, Vern Turner (Angie) of Farmington, Susan White of O'Fallon, Mo., Michael Marler of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thomas Turner (Kelly) of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Paul Turner of Farmington, Donald Turner of Millersville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren...
Samuel Massa (01/13/11)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Samuel Walter Massa, 80, of Advance passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 28, 1930, in Collinsville, Ill., son of Elmer and Alma Goodwin Massa. Samuel had been a mechanic...
Collin McGuire (01/13/11)
Collin Wayne McGuire of Jackson was born and died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Timothy and Sondra Lock McGuire Jr. of Jackson. Survivors include his parents and a brother, Ayden McGuire of Jackson...
Wayne Richbourg (01/13/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Wayne Claude Richbourg, 74, of Chaffee died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Chaffee Nursing Center. He was born April 6, 1936, in Nashville, Tenn., son of Claude Charles and Nelle Garnet Schwartz Richbourg. He and Phyllis Ann Miller were married Oct. 26, 1962, in Chaffee...
Willie Walker (01/13/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Willie Mae Walker, 62, of Cairo died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at her home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Cairo. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. J.L. Posey officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds...
Margaret Hudson (01/13/11)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Margaret A. Hudson, 89, of Rock Island, Ill., formerly of Mounds, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Trinity Rock Island Medical Center. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the Church of God and Son in Mounds...
Madge Doughty (01/13/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Madge D. Poole Doughty, 62, of Anna, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at her home. There is no visitation. The funeral service and burial will be private. Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements...
Robert Blakemore (01/13/11)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Robert Blakemore, 67, of Mound City died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until noon Friday at Bethel Temple Church of God in Christ in Mounds, Ill. The funeral will be at noon Friday at the church, with Carl Whitaker officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds...
Births 1/13/11 (01/13/11)
Daughter to Justin A. and Ann K. Osborne of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 8:32 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. Name, Juliet Ann. Weight, 6 pounds, 5 ounces. Third child, second daughter. Mrs. Osborne is the former Ann Robinson, daughter of Gary and Jill Robinson of O'Fallon, Ill. Osborne is the son of Don and Chereyl Osborne of Jackson. He is employed at Osborne Office Equipment...
Delta Elementary (01/13/11)
Delta Elementary School Kindergarten: Sierra Berry, Aubrea Cooper, Casey Crowden, Teriana Crowden, Allie Hampton, Georgia Hanselman, Gwyneth Ikerman, Charity Jenkins, Austin Keys, Gavin Lesch, Gunner Lesch, Lily Nichol, Alicen Rhodes, Carter Scherer, Abigail Stidham, Kaylee Williams...
Eagle Ridge Christian School (01/13/11)
Eagle Ridge Christian School A Honor Roll Kindergarten: Emily Bowling, Evin Craft, Erykah Cramer, Lauren Eftink, Owen Hayes, Elias Kyle, Gabe Simmons, Natalee Tribout, Kaelyn Woodall. 1st grade: Alexandra Attanasio, Lydia Blunt, Tabitha Blunt, Sydney Gartman, Kiley Hahs, Rachel Margrabe, Zoe Mayfield, Ashton Reed, Gabe Stout, Nick Wasilewski...
West Lane Elementary (01/13/11)
West Lane Elementary School 5th grade: Megan Abernathy, Jason Blayne Adams, Kaleb Arends, Rebekah Baker, Tristan Baugher, Bailey Beggs, Savanna Bellew, Kaylee Biri, Kyle Bohnsack, Gabrielle Brown, Jacob Brown, Kendyll Brown, Lainey Brown, Makayla Brown, Trenton Bryan, Cooper Callis, Madison Camp, Isaac Chapman, Bret Clayton, Lexie Clements, Hailey Coates, Amber Conley, Abigail Cook, Calvin Crenshaw, Ethan Dockins, Alexis Dowdy, Cera Doyle, Brandon Drum, Nicholas Dunn, Madison Dye, Stephanie Elefson, Alissa Elliott, Matthew Ford, Jacob Friedrich, Carly Gotto, Alexis Hanks, Cameron Hester, Stephanie Holterman, Bailey Huff, Makayla Hunter, O'Ryan Gardner, Skyler Hamilton, Selina Hente, Kailey Hess, Joshua Humphreys, Addison James, Amber James, Sarah Johnson, Sicily Johnston, Jasmine Jones, Amy Justis, Drew Kasten, Kelsey Kasten, Allison Kennon, Julia Kidwell, Cheyenne Kirn, Gage Kranawetter, Arianna Kroninger, Riley LaPlant, Peter Lake, Kevin Lape, Ethan Laster, Kiara Lehmann, Owen Leible, Jordan Livingston, Michael Loos, Grace Lysell, Kaci McClanahan, Adrienne Martinez-Lafentres, Jonathan Thomas Meinke, Myra Mezo, Jacob Miller, Spencer Mitten, Kari Jo Moore, Andrew Moran, Desmond Morris, Sixx Morrow, Andrew Neely, Megan O'Rear, Sierra Owens, Megan Park, Molly Parker, Paige Paullus, Grace Pehle, Kali Penrod, Corie Pike, Cheyenne Poirrier, Aaron Priest, Ethan Quade, Coltin Reimann, Katelyn Robertson, Tommy Robinson, III, Alex Rodman, Nolan Roth, Ryleah Ruebel, Seth Rush, Abigail Sadler, Samuel Sammut, Logan Schlosser, Dalton Scott, Tyler Seeley, Alix Snider, Lindsey Snyder, Dagan Stokely, Owen Todd, Carson Trankler, Samuel Unnerstall, Lance Upchurch, Jeremy Walz, Chasity Watkins, Jack Warren, Lucas Weston, Alissa Wiggins, Anna Yancey.. ...
Kelly High School (01/13/11)
Kelly High School A Honor Roll 9th grade: Mikayla Jackson, Kyler Laymon, Jade Rampley, Devon Romine, Ryan Smith, Rocky Walker 10th grade: Hailey Alley, Taylor Anderson, Ayla Beck, Jeannie Campbell, Nathaniel Chandler, Rachel Drews, Brent Forck, Jeffery Gates, Matthew Glaus, Aaron Grainger, Katie Koonce, Zachary Mccormick, Adisynne Neumeyer, Jessica Schmidt, Scott Stonecipher, Amy Tew, Jessica Worth...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/13/11 (01/13/11)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Thefts Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/13/11 (01/13/11)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Jackson police/fire report 1/13/11 (01/13/11)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Theft Miscellaneous Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 1/13/11 (01/13/11)
The Mississippi River remains closed to traffic in a three-mile stretch north of Cairo, Ill., due to a barge accident yesterday that resulted in the sinking of one of 15 coal-laden barges; Coast Guard officials are determining if there is sufficient room in the channel to allow barge traffic to resume...
Legislative agenda (01/13/11)
Last Tuesday, on the eve to the start of Missouri's legislative session, a coalition of Missouri business leaders led by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced their legislative agenda for 2011. In addition to the chamber, other statewide organizations in the coalition include: the Missouri National Federation of Independent Businesses, Associated Industries of Missouri, Missouri Merchants and Manufacturers Association, Missouri Grocers Association, Missouri Restaurant Association and Associated General Contractors of Missouri.. ...
Smoking ban and democracy (01/13/11)
The smoking ban vote is more than what it appears. Imagine owning a business and having a government -- be it local, state or federal -- tell you how to run it, who your cliental can be or even what your business can be. This is what the smoking ban is about...
Speak Out 1/13/11 (01/13/11)
WE paid to have our leaves hauled away. People keep putting them in the gutter. Every time the wind blows, we get their leaves. People should get a mower and cut them up. The city looks like a mess. What about Clinton? JOE Sullivan, I'm with you on this one. ...
Prayer 1/13/11 (01/13/11)
O Lord, may our hearts not be perverse, but full of love and compassion. Amen.
The Roaring Sunset (01/13/11)
This was taken on my way home one night. I tell ya, Missouri sunsets are the best.
Bank of America donates to United Way of SEMO (01/13/11)
Bank of America makes $5000 corporate donation to United Way. Bank of America employees also participated in annual campaign but do not have final numbers at this time. Front row L to R: Andrea Dohogne, Susan Vincel, Liz Hillier Back row L to R: Josh Carter, Lauren Benton, Ashley Hobeck, Joy Emmendorfer, Karen Rigdon...
Montgomery Bank donates to United Way of SEMO (01/13/11)
Montgomery Bank and it's employees donate $11,973 to United Way of Southeast Missouri. Front row L to R: Karen Schlosser, Debbie Suhre, Angela Heuring, Tanya Essner, Sarah Keys, Nichole Tollison, Tracy Dannenmueller, Becka Hollis Back row L to R: Debbie Davis, Dorcas Bonnegent, Jennie Beltz, Ted Williams, Cory Daniel, Danielle Young, Kent Puchbauer, Debbie Simmons...
Banterra Bank donates to United Way of SEMO (01/13/11)
Banterra Bank and it's employees donate $1,310 to United Way of Southeast Missouri L to R: Ed Carroll, Lee Ann Tally, Brenda Bowman, Taneikia Porter, Debi Brown
The Bank of Missouri donates to United Way of SEMO (01/13/11)
The Bank of Missouri and it's employees donate $17,532 to United Way of Southeast Missouri Seated L to R: David Crader, Larry Angle, Wendell Mueller, Maurice Sandfort, Benjie Ferguson Middle row L to R: Doug Hunt, Kathy Bertrand, Lori Vavak, Michelle Wessel, Chelsea Wichern, Jane Myer...
KFVS12/Heartland CW donate to United Way of SEMO (01/13/11)
KFVS12/Heartland CW and it's employees donate $24,644 to United Way of Southeast Missouri. Randy Ray
US Bank donates to United Way of SEMO (01/13/11)
US Bank and it's employees donate $11,822 to United Way of Southeast Missouri L to R: Tim White, Jim Ham, Dom Mastropierro, Lucy Brindley, Ryan Wiley, Jessica Mobley
Southeast Health donates to United Way of SEMO (01/13/11)
Southeast Health employees donate $70,286 to United Way of Southeast Missouri L to R: Katie Brockmire, Nancy Jernigan, Wayne Smith
City of Cape donates to United Way of SEMO (01/13/11)
City of Cape Girardeau employees donate $23,051 to United Way of Southeast Missouri L to R: Heather Brooks, Casey Brunke, Roger Fields, Cyndi Laster, Carol Peters, Gayle Conrad
Ameren Missouri donates to United Way of SEMO (01/13/11)
Ameren Missouri and it's employees donate $26,685 to United Way of Southeast Missouri Front row L to R: Natalie Dowdy, Jean Mason, Laura Klipfel, Cheryl Kern Back row L to R: David James, Ken Kietzer, Jim Fees, Ray Perez, Russell Burger
Angus Cattle Covered with Frost on Frigid Morning (01/13/11)
The angus cattle are covered with a layer of frost this morning as temperatures were in the single digits.
Frigid Temperatures Greet Woodland Students Today (01/13/11)
Woodland R-IV students had to bundle up this morning as temperatures dipped into the single digits.
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