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Highway 177 reduced for shoulder repairs (03/10/11)
Highway 177 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane today and Friday, while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make shoulder repairs. This section of road is between Route J to Route W. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily...
Missouri House reviewing ban on addictive 'bath salts' (03/10/11)
With names like Cloud Nine, Euphoria and Bliss, a product some Missouri retail stores are marketing as bath salts don't appear as dangerous as lawmakers and state narcotics officers say they are. The product, really a compound modified to produce a cocainelike high, is unsafe and addictive, according to the Missouri Poison Center, and has caused numerous hospitalizations in 2011...
Sound limits: Cape Girardeau City Council studies noise at outdoor demonstration (03/10/11)
Tone Loc, Nickelback and Trace Adkins -- members of the Cape Girardeau City Council got an earful of rap, rock and country Wednesday in their efforts to mute concerns some downtown residents have about live outdoor bands. Songs such as "Wild Thing," "Rockstar" and "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" were blared at 5,000 watts from four speakers as the council listened from distances of 300 and 800 feet as part of a noise demonstration...
Correction of errors raises Cape Girardeau School District's graduation rate (03/10/11)
Graduation rates in the Cape Girardeau School District are considerably higher than originally reported, after some extensive number crunching by district staff found several errors in the state report. But any glitches in information rest on data collection at the district level, a state education official said...
Legislation would lower taxes on Missouri sawmills (03/10/11)
A proposal to lower the tax rate for Missouri sawmills, to the same level paid by other agricultural businesses, could help the state's struggling lumber industry. The bill, sponsored by Rep. David Day, R-Dixon, would reclassify sawmills at the agriculture tax rate of 12 percent, less than half the 32 percent business tax rate they now pay...
Cape Girardeau County sheriff testifies in favor of pseudoephedrine prescription rule (03/10/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The sheriff of Cape Girardeau County says if pseudoephedrine becomes a prescription drug, "Meth labs will be history in Missouri." Sheriff John Jordan testified Wednesday at the State Capitol in favor of a bill that would require anyone seeking the decongestant have a doctor's prescription. ...
Jackson School Board approves library plan, accounts-payable system (03/10/11)
While technology is changing the forum for the written word, reading remains the focus of the school library. Jackson School District librarians provided a primer on the latest in library sciences and media resources at Tuesday's Jackson School Board meeting...
Nuclear energy bills fuel debate at Missouri Capitol (03/10/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Senate committee tasked with considering two options on how the state might proceed in permitting a site for a second nuclear power plant in Callaway County drew dozens of witnesses and wore on late into the evening Wednesday, as supporters and opponents clashed on the issue of consumer protections...
Missouri House gives initial approval to English-only drivers' license test bill (03/10/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to legislation that would require drivers' license tests to be administered only in English and eliminate versions currently offered in 11 other languages. Rep. Jerry Nolte, R-Gladstone, who sponsored the measure, said all drivers need to understand English to be able to read road signs and follow driving laws...
Advance, Mo., student to compete in national spelling bee (03/10/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- An Advance, Mo., student will represent Southeast Missouri at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., this summer. Summer Johnston is the winner of this year's regional Scripps spelling bee, which took place Feb. 26 on the campus of Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff. The college announced Johnston's win in a news release...
Scooter driver hit by car at Cape Girardeau intersection (03/10/11)
A 22-year-old man received moderate injuries Wednesday when he was ejected from his scooter after the driver of a four-door passenger car collided with him in the intersection of Independence Street and South Silver Springs Road in Cape Girardeau. The accident occurred around 2 p.m...
Scott County Commission approves updated emergency plans (03/10/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County commissioners approved updated emergency plans for the county and the courthouse during their regular meeting Tuesday. "One is 300 pages long and the other is about 25," said Amber Scudder, county emergency management director...
Route O in Perry County to be reduced Friday for drainage repairs (03/10/11)
Route O between Route P and County Road 614 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane Friday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make drainage repairs.  Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Sentencing delayed for Cape Girardeau home invader (03/10/11)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A Cape Girardeau man accused of attempting to rape a 16-year-old last May had his sentencing postponed Tuesday after questions were raised about a court-ordered sentencing assessment reported. Circuit Court Judge Fred W. Copeland reset Craig Kizer's sentencing for March 22 in order to give the Missouri Department of Corrections Probation and Parole time to submit a corrected report...
Charges filed against man accused of robbing Cape Girardeau KFC (03/10/11)
A Bonne Terre, Mo. man arrested Tuesday in connection to a robbery at KFC on William Street was charged with three felonies Wednesday. Anthony Eugene Smith, 19, is charged with first-degree robbery, armed criminal action and resisting arrest for allegedly entering the restaurant around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, displaying a gun and demanding a cashier give him money...
Illinois abolishes death penalty; Gov. Pat Quinn clears death row (03/10/11)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois abolished the death penalty Wednesday, more than a decade after the state imposed a moratorium on executions out of concern that innocent people could be put to death by a justice system that had wrongly condemned 13 men...
Shuttle Discovery ends flying career; museum next (03/10/11)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Discovery ended its career as the world's most flown spaceship Wednesday, returning from orbit for the last time and taking off in a new direction as a museum piece. After a flawless trip to the International Space Station, NASA's oldest shuttle swooped through a few wispy clouds on its way to its final touchdown...
Social Security emerges in budget debate (03/10/11)
WASHINGTON -- In the midst of the budget crisis, an old debate has broken out with new force: Should Social Security be seen as part of the deficit that Washington needs to rein in? The White House is balking at calls to tackle Social Security's financial problems now, before baby boomers swamp the system. But the massive retirement program, like the rest of the government, is running a deficit and has become part of the argument on Capitol Hill...
Scott City girls basketball team reaches Class 3 quarterfinals (03/10/11)
The Scott City girls basketball team defeated Crystal City 53-44 in a Class 3 sectional game Wednesday.
Meadow Heights girls basketball team defeats St. Vincent to reach Class 2 quarterfinals for third straight year (03/10/11)
The Meadow Heights girls basketball team defeated St. Vincent 53-38 in a Class 2 sectional
Oran boys basketball team's season ends in Class 2 sectional (03/10/11)
The Eagles fell behind early and never recovered in a 52-41 loss to New Haven in a Class 2 sectional
Saxony Lutheran boys basketball team sees Bayless heat up late, falls 63-50 (03/10/11)
The Saxony Lutheran boys basketball team took a lead into the fourth quarter but then were outscored 27-11 and lost 63-50 in a Class 3 sectional
Southeast Missouri State softball team drops 10-0 decision to SIUC (03/10/11)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team continued to have no success against regional rival Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. SIU ruined Southeast's home opener Wednesday, romping 10-0 in a game called after five innings by the run rule. It was the Salukis' 15th straight victory against the Redhawks as SIU leads the all-time series 76-28-1...
Missouri wins opener in Big 12 tournament (03/10/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Marcus Denmon scored 20 points, leading Missouri past Texas Tech 88-84 in the first round of the Big 12 tournament Wednesday night and bringing an end to Pat Knight's time as coach of the Red Raiders. Knight was fired Monday, effective whenever Tech was eliminated from the conference tournament. The son of Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight, who coached Tech while grooming Pat for the job, finished 50-61 in three disappointing seasons...
Braves coach hit in face by liner in Cards' game (03/10/11)
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Atlanta Braves minor league manager Luis Salazar was awake and able to respond to doctors Wednesday after being hit in the face by Brian McCann's foul liner while standing in the dugout during an exhibition game. Salazar may have sustained a concussion and might have a facial fracture and damage around his left eye, Braves general manager Frank Wren said...
Stewart continues to net goals in Blues' 4-3 overtime victory (03/10/11)
The forward scored his eighth and ninth goals since being acquired in a trade
Three Cape Girardeau Central High School students take top honors at High School Art Exhibition (03/10/11)
She began with a template and spray paint, and achieved more than she thought possible. Jessica Hagerty was among three Cape Girardeau Central High School students to take home top honors in the 33rd annual High School Art Exhibition, presented by the Southeast Missouri State University Art Department...
Hooked on Science: Air pressure can make water rise (03/10/11)
Usually it takes a lot of rain to force water to rise, but you can do the same thing by creating a difference in air pressure. STEP 1: Place the candle in the center of the pie pan. STEP 2: Fill the pie pan with water. STEP 3: Using a match, ignite the candle and then quickly place the transparent glass over the candle, allowing the top of the transparent glass to rest on the bottom of the pie pan...
Who's neXt 3/10/11 (03/10/11)
Scholarships The following students received scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University: Dylan D. Lands of Chaffee, Mo., received the President's Scholarship for 2011-2012. Jacob M. Westrich of Jackson received the Missouri Leadership Award for 2011-2012...
neXt up 3/10/11 (03/10/11)
What's happening this weekend
Bowling memories (03/10/11)
March 10, 2011 Dear Patty, Jack held his pose -- each one different -- after throwing the ball down the lane. Bella had to exchange her gold lam tennis shoes for those clunky shoes with numbers on them but twirled as she bowled all the same...
Local artist completes music video to complement new CD (03/10/11)
Jefferson Fox has more coming out than a new CD this week. Fox took a a track from "Chronicles of Harvey," his fifth CD, and made a music video in February. Fox's friend Tim Gill contacted him with an elaborate idea for a music video to "My Brother's Keeper," a gritty and soulful song about heaven and hell...
Ethel Maevers (03/10/11)
Ethel G. Maevers, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Oct. 28, 1920, in Cape Girardeau, to Joseph C. and Thekla Schwab Maevers. She first married Lester Hengst Oct. 19, 1940. He preceded her in December 1959. She then married Marvin Proffer on Dec. 28, 1962. He preceded her in death March 27, 1981. She and Earl Maevers were married on June 4, 1984. He preceded her in death July 3, 2002...
Edith Sachse (03/10/11)
Edith Donna Sachse, 73, of Oak Ridge died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 28, 1937, at Whitewater, to Leonard Elwood and Lillian Lucille Chapman Scholz. Edith was married to Grover Gene Sachse on Aug. 7, 1955. He preceded her Aug. 18, 2003...
Gaynell Fowler (03/10/11)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Gaynell Fowler, 71, of Advance passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at St. Louis University Hospital. She was born June 10, 1939, at Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Nathan and Dorotha Johnson Sims. Gaynell was a member of Advance United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star. She served Pike Township for eight years. She enjoyed gardening and cooking, but the most important thing was spending time with her family, especially helping take care of her granddaughters...
James Roark (03/10/11)
THEBES, Ill. -- James C. Roark, 80, of Thebes died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1930, in Hammond, Ind., to King Watson and Mayme Rudolph Roark. He and Harriet L. Kowalczyk were married Aug. 11, 1951, in Hammond. James was a graduate of Reidland High School...
Dr. Alva Trueblood Jr. (03/10/11)
Dr. Alva Cooper "Ace," "Bud" Trueblood Jr., 92, of Kirkwood, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at St. John's Hospital. He was born March 15, 1918, in St. Louis, to Alva Cooper and Leona Wahlert Trueblood. Trueblood graduated from Washington University (B.A. 1940) and Washington University School of Medicine (M.D. 1943)...
Charles Shipman Jr. (03/10/11)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Charles Wesley Shipman Jr., 65, of Morley died Monday, March 7, 2011, at his home. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the chapel, with the Rev. Mark Quay officiating. Burial will be in Lightner Cemetery in Scott City...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/10/11 (03/10/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 3/10/11 (03/10/11)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Southeast Missouri State basketball Otahkians, who Saturday defeated host Alaska-Anchorage Sea Wolves 80-65 in the NCAA Division II South Central Regional, will face Central Missouri State in the regional championship game Tuesday...
Science fair (03/10/11)
Science and math are disciplines that play critical roles in today's highly technological job market. This is why it's exciting to see the increasing number of students participating in the annual Southeast Missouri Regional Science Fair. According to Wilma Huffman, administrative assistant with the College of Science and Mathematics at Southeast Missouri State University, 341 students in the area participated in the 2009 science fair and 413 competed in 2010. ...
Speak Out 3/10/11 (03/10/11)
IT'S that time of year when seniors in high school and college students will be applying for scholarships to pay for their college education. Please remember that the students who are receiving Pell Grants do not need extra money to pay for their tuition. It's the students that are not receiving the Pell Grant or other government aid that would very much appreciate funds to help pay for college...
Prayer 3/10/11 (03/10/11)
Heavenly Father, each day may we fix our eyes upon You. Amen.
Nashville TN. Star TARIA will be back in Cape soon (03/10/11)
Nashville, TN. Recording Artist, TARIA who has performed two times at Roxy's Big Country Saloon in Cape Girardeau, Mo. and once at Schock's Pub in Scott City, Mo. has been busy in the studio with Producer, Ric Web over the past several months finishing up tracks on her New CD that is now available for download on her website www.Taria.com under the Merchandise tab...
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