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Mo. Senate gives initial approval to texting while driving ban (02/01/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to a measure that would outlaw texting for all drivers in the state. The bill would expand the state's current law, which prohibits anyone 21 years or younger from sending a text message on a cell phone while driving...
Florida judge strikes down Obama health care overhaul (02/01/11)
A federal judge in Florida declared the Obama administration's health care overhaul unconstitutional Monday, siding with 26 states that sued to block it, saying that people can't be required to buy health insurance. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Pensacola, Fla., agreed with the states that the new law violates people's rights by forcing them to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties. ...
Cape City Council reviews priority capital projects (02/01/11)
The Cape Girardeau City Council perused a scaled-down list of "high priority" capital improvements Monday night, including pleas for a police department annex, a new fire station, an RV park and various other environmental, transportation and recreational projects...
Crowell bill would require MOHELA approval for university borrowing (02/01/11)
A Southeast Missouri lawmaker wants to tighten up borrowing protocol for Missouri's universities and colleges, a move in large part precipitated by Southeast Missouri State University's biggest bond issues. But one member of the university's board of regents worries the legislation could prove stifling to higher education's quest to improve crumbling infrastructure...
Jackson man missed southwest Missouri court date while sitting in Cape Girardeau County jail (02/01/11)
OZARK, Mo. -- A Jackson man who missed a court date in southwest Missouri on kidnapping charges did so because he was in jail in Cape Girardeau County. Scott A. Pikey is charged in Christian County with two counts of felony kidnapping and one count of violating a protection order. ...
Jackson officials hope to stop illegal dumping of yard waste (02/01/11)
Jackson is planning to take some steps to prevent abuse of the city's brush and leaf dumping pits.
Highway patrol vehicle hits teenager on bicycle (02/01/11)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A bicyclist was seriously injured after being struck by a Missouri State Highway Patrol car. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the accident occurred at 9:14 p.m. Saturday, on Highway 412, five miles east of Kennett when an eastbound patrol vehicle driven by Craig A. Cook, 25, of Poplar Bluff struck bicyclist Tucker L. Risner, 16, of Kennett...
Public hearing on Fruitland rest areas set for Thursday (02/01/11)
The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing Thursday to discuss converting the Fruitland rest areas to commercial vehicle parking. The meeting will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau. It will have an open-house format, so visitors can stop by to talk with a member of the project team at any time. ...
Woman injured in Sunday accident (02/01/11)
A Jackson woman received moderate injuries following a two-car accident Sunday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 2003 Toyota driven by Linda M. Ronsick, 49, was slowing to make a right turn when it was struck in the rear by the 2001 Chevrolet driven by Mattie J. Wilhite, 19, of Old Appleton. The accident occurred at 4:35 p.m. on U.S. 61, two miles north of Fruitland...
Sikeston teen seriously injured in Sunday night four-wheeler accident (02/01/11)
A Sikeston, Mo., teenager is in serious condition following a Sunday night four-wheeler accident. According to the Missouri State Highway, April Griswell, 19, was a passenger on a four-wheeler driven by 23-year-old Tyler D. Emerson of Sikeston when it was rear-ended by a four-wheeler driven by 17-year-old Dakoda S. ...
SEMO officials mum about Monday meeting (02/01/11)
Southeast Missouri State University officials were tight-lipped about a closed-door meeting Monday. The university's board of regents met privately in executive session Monday afternoon. Southeast president Ken Dobbins said he could not comment on discussions and declined to comment on when details from the meeting would be announced...
Stoddard County man who fled to New Orleans pleads guilty (02/01/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Malden, Mo., man who allegedly stole a car from a Dexter, Mo., dealership and fled with his family to New Orleans entered a guilty plea Wednesday and was sentenced to serve five years in prison. Chris Rauscher, 38, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and the theft of a 2010 Hyundai Sonata from a local car dealership. As part of the plea agreement, Rauscher will serve a 5-year prison sentence...
Scott County Transit now hauling Medicaid recipients (02/01/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Scott County Transit is getting back into the Medicaid transport business. Marilyn Schlosser, executive director for the transit system, said they should get the results of the driver background checks any day now after which they will receive Medical Transportation Management credentials and begin providing non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) services for Medicaid recipients...
SEMO's Perryville center closed (02/01/11)
Due to impending inclement weather Monday, Southeast Missouri State University said its Perryville Higher Education Center will be closed today.
Mo. lawmaker wants constitutional convention on debt (02/01/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri House member wants individual states to have more power over the national debt. Republican Chuck Gatschenberger, of Lake St. Louis, is sponsoring a resolution urging Congress to a call a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution...
Mo. House backs drug tests for some on welfare (02/01/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House has passed a bill allowing drug tests of welfare recipients and applicants if the state suspects they're using illegal drugs. The House bill would deny Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits for one year to suspected drug users if they failed the test given by the Department of Social Services...
Winter storm threatens snow and ice from Rockies to Northeast (02/01/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A monster winter storm took aim at a third of the nation Monday, threatening to lay a potentially deadly path of heavy snow and ice from the Rockies to New England, followed by a wave of bone-rattling cold that could affect tens of millions of people...
Financial watchdog: Pricing of bank services needs to be clearer (02/01/11)
WASHINGTON -- No tricks. Less fine print. Clearer agreements. That's how banks should market products to consumers, said Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard law professor in charge of setting up a new federal agency that will police credit cards, mortgages and other financial services...
Consumer spending rises in December (02/01/11)
WASHINGTON -- Americans spent at the fastest pace in three years in 2010, boosted by a strong finish in December. Consumer spending rose 0.7 percent in December, the sixth straight monthly increase, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Households saw their incomes rise 0.4 percent, the same as November...
NYC mayor conducts gun-sale sting in Arizona (02/01/11)
NEW YORK -- Weeks after the shooting in Tucson, sellers at an Arizona gun show allowed undercover investigators hired by New York City to buy semiautomatic pistols even after they said they probably couldn't pass a background check, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday...
Egypt military promises no force against protesters (02/01/11)
CAIRO -- Egypt's military promised Monday not to fire on any peaceful protests and recognized "the legitimacy of the people's demands," a sign army support for President Hosni Mubarak may be unraveling. Protesters planned a major escalation, calling for a million people to take to the streets to push Mubarak out of power...
Tigers roar back, beat Bulldogs 58-48 (02/01/11)
James Lane and T.J. Tisdell dominated Notre Dame inside during the second half. The two Central post players combined to make all 11 of their shots from the field in the second half of the Tigers' 58-48 victory Monday at the Show Me Center. "We just came out with more intensity," Lane said. "Coach was like you can't come out all dead and stuff, so we came out and did what we do."...
High school roundup: Chaffee girls upend Oran for first victory (02/01/11)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Notre Dame girls pull away from Central (02/01/11)
A couple of important things went right for the Notre Dame girls basketball team in the first minute of the third quarter Monday night. Central star Chelsea Pannier was called for her fourth foul, which forced her to miss the remainder of the period, and by the time Central called a timeout a few seconds later, Notre Dame senior Allyson Bradshaw could see her team's half-court press was going to work on defense...
Samuel's five-year contract expires as Southeast coach (02/01/11)
The future of Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel remained uncertain Monday as his original five-year contract expired. Samuel's original five-year contract paid him $8,000 per month plus an annuity. Even though Samuel's contract expired, he still is scheduled to attend a signing day party Wednesday at Port Cape in which he is scheduled to speak about the Redhawks' new recruits on national signing day...
Redhawks' games canceled (02/01/11)
SOUTHEAst's basketball games tonight against SIU-Edwardsville will not be played due to bad weather
Programs and events like 'Elmo's Healthy Heroes' part of fight against childhood obesity (02/01/11)
If you are looking for a way to get your child more active and educated about being healthier, the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau has one. Sesame Street LIVE! returns to the Show Me Center today and Wednesday with "Elmo's Healthy Heroes." This show centers on Super Grover, Sesame Street's resident superhero, who has lost his "superness." Elmo, teaming up with friends from the Sesame Street neighborhood, including Abby Cadabby, teaches children healthy habits regarding exercise, hygiene, proper sleep and nutrition through song and dance. ...
150 years of dieting fads and still no quick fix (02/01/11)
WASHINGTON -- Before there was Dr. Atkins, there was William Banting. He invented the low-carb diet of 1863. Even then Americans were trying out advice that urged fish, mutton or "any meat except pork" for breakfast, lunch and dinner -- hold the potatoes, please...
British actor cast as Superman (02/01/11)
NEW YORK -- British actor Henry Cavill is going up, up and away. Cavill will star as Superman (and, obviously, Clark Kent) in the next installment of the movie franchise, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced. The film is to be directed by "300" director Zack Snyder, who says in a statement Cavill is "the perfect choice to don the cape and 'S' shield."...
Mary Horrell (02/01/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mary Helen Horrell, 70, of Chaffee died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Roy Graviett (02/01/11)
ORAN, Mo. -- Roy Edward Graviett, 87, of Oran died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at his home. He was born June 23, 1923, in Lepanto, Ark., son of Orval and Margaret Kanauss Graviett. He and Stella "Suggie" Stubenrauch were married Oct. 4, 1945. She died April 22, 2005...
Judith Brittain (02/01/11)
Judith Ann Brittain, 84, of Jackson died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at her home. She was born Jan. 17, 1927, in Vanduser, Mo., to Clarence and Helen Gist Moore. She married George H. Brittain Oct. 15, 1947. He died May 21, 1991. Brittain was a seamstress by trade and worked many years from her house. She also had Attic Treasures Craft Store in Alabama. She worked for RM Coco in Cape Girardeau until retiring in 2007 at the age of 81...
Theresa Walker (02/01/11)
Theresa Ann Bartling Walker, 60, of Alton, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. She was born in Cape Girardeau, and later moved to Alton and attended Alton public schools before graduating in 1968. Theresa later moved to Florida and worked as a 911 operator for the St. Petersburg Police Department for years. She loved her job. She found it fulfilling and challenging. Theresa was a very talented woman when it came to crafts and was well-known for her intricate cross stitch and quilt work...
Wilfrid Scharenborg (02/01/11)
Wilfrid J. "Bill" Scharenborg, 76, of Jackson died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 11, 1934, son of John and Frances VanGennip Scharenborg. He and Kay Seibel were married June 1, 1963. She died June 7, 2007...
Katie Driskell (02/01/11)
Katie Elizabeth Driskell, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born Jan. 18, 1928, in Salem, Ky., to C. Perry and Grace P. McGlothin Mott. She and Isaac H. Driskell were married June 4, 1947, at Arbor, Mo. He preceded her in death April 20, 2010...
Opal Hahn (02/01/11)
Opal Lucille Hahn, 84, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Millersville, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Feb. 28, 1926, at Millersville to Edgar Hays and Lillian Lucille Howard Smith. Opal and John D. Hahn were married July 8, 1949. He died March 19, 1984...
Virginia Dohogne (02/01/11)
Virginia R. Dohogne, 95, of Jonesboro, Ark., died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. She was born May 19, 1915, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Ranney. She married Linus E. Dohogne. Virginia lived much of her life in Paragould, Ark., before moving to St. Bernard's Village in Jonesboro 11 years ago...
Rella Glastetter (02/01/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Rella Agnes Glastetter, 83, of Chaffee died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Chaffee, daughter of George and Caroline Lux Glueck. She and Eugene Leo Glastetter were married March 10, 1945. He died Aug. 30, 2007...
Morris Haman (02/01/11)
Morris Albert Haman, 86, of Pleasant View, Tenn., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Sterling House Assisted Living in Goodlettsville, Tenn. He was born Nov. 24, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, to Albert and Kate Bast Haman. He and Marjorie R. Harris were married March 20, 1948, in Cape Girardeau. She died Sept. 30, 2002...
Betty Hendershott (02/01/11)
Betty Lou Hendershott, 61, of Burfordville died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Woodland Hills Nursing Home in Marble Hill, Mo. She was born March 5, 1949, during a snowstorm in rural Bollinger County, daughter of Edna and Willie Reagan, and was the youngest of five children. Over the last two years she battled cancer...
Elfrieda Sutterer (02/01/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Elfrieda C. Sutterer, 90, of Perryville died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 6:30 to 9:50 a.m. Saturday at Miller Family Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. Friday...
Carl Loenneke (02/01/11)
Carl Loenneke, 89, of Jackson died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Jackson Manor. McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Jackson police and fire report 2/1/11 (02/01/11)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Theft Burglary Property damage FIRE Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: ...
Cape Girardeau fire report 2/1/11 (02/01/11)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/1/11 (02/01/11)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summonses Thefts Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 2/1/11 (02/01/11)
"Young Adult Night" at Rumors Inc., 26 N. Main St., has become so popular that the management is planning to open a separate and permanent young adult nightclub in Cape Girardeau; although plans are incomplete, it is thought the club will also be located downtown...
Jess Bolen (02/01/11)
There are few people who exhibit as much passion about something as Jess Bolen and his wife, Mary, do about Capahas baseball. And Sunday, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame recognized this passion by inducting the longtime baseball manager into its prestigious group...
Speak Out 2/1/11 (02/01/11)
I do not smoke. I do not even like to be around smoke, but I think if someone chooses to smoke, that is their right. It's not my right to tell them they can't do it. THIS is to the GOP. Where were you guys at from 2001 to 2008? You didn't talk about cutting and saving money. Why not? Because Bush was president...
Prayer 2/1/11 (02/01/11)
O Lord, may we always put on the full armor of God. Amen.
The Sled - a Winter's Tale (02/01/11)
In the years before global warming it seems that Cape always had at least one solidly sledable snowfall a year. In those less environmentally and safety conscious days there were a number of championship sled hills. Bertling is frequently recalled, primarily for length. But for steepness of angle, at least two surpassed it...
It's nice in Florida (02/01/11)
While folks in the Midwest are fighting ice and snow, it's perfect bike riding weather in Florida. Here's a shot from this weekend when we rode though a neighborhood with unique mailboxes. To see more of them, go to http://www.palmbeachbiketours.com/hypoluxo-island-mailboxes/...
It gets cold in Florida, too (02/01/11)
Don't think it doesn't get cold in Florida. We spotted this mailbox sporting a coat on a ride this weekend. Go here to see more unique mailboxes (that aren't covered in snow and ice). http://www.palmbeachbiketours.com/hypoluxo-island-mailboxes/...
The Beagle (02/01/11)
sniffing for rabbits
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