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Top GOP officials meet on Mo. redistricting (04/18/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Many of Missouri's top Republicans from the state and U.S. capitols are meeting in Jefferson City to try to settle a stalemate over how to redraw Missouri's congressional districts. U.S. House members Todd Akin, Jo Ann Emerson and Blaine Luetkemeyer all were seen entering the Missouri Republican Party headquarters on Monday. ...
Sikeston man remembers 1986 tornado through photos (04/18/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A lot of people remember seeing the tornado that wreaked havoc in Sikeston on May 25, 1986. Some even have pictures. "I've actually got a half a dozen photos," said Ed Fox, 58, of Sikeston. "I've got it as it is progressing into the full-blown tornado."...
MoDOT: Rumble strips have helped prevent accidents (04/18/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Transportation officials say rumble strips on the side of Missouri highways have helped reduce the number of fatal accidents that result from people driving off the road. The Missouri Department of Transportation says fewer than 250 people died from those kinds of accidents in 2010, down from 400 such fatalities in the 2005...
Safe routes: Grant to pay for new sidewalks near four Cape Girardeau schools (04/18/11)
For years, Cape Girardeau City Council member Deb Tracy has recognized the need for sidewalks near her home -- especially because it was close to an elementary school. "My house is within a mile of Franklin," she said. "All those years my kids were in school, I couldn't get it done. I think children who walk to school should be able to have a sidewalk to walk on."...
'Spring Into Dance' tries something new, draws 1,285 over four-day run (04/18/11)
Southeast Missouri State University students and staff tried something new with this year's "Spring Into Dance" performance -- inviting dance, music and art majors to participate -- and it worked, several of the show's directors agreed Sunday...
Cape Girardeau firefighters rescue man from muddy hole (04/18/11)
Firefighters in Cape Girardeau spent nearly an hour Sunday at 1415 Independence St. extricating an 80-year-old man who was trapped in waist-high mud.
Two Jackson principals retiring at the end of school year; replacements named (04/18/11)
Clay Vangilder isn't going to miss the mornings of torrential downpours, blowing snow or frigid temperatures. He won't miss bundling up in his Carhartt's, his hunting boots, his cap and gloves.
McCaskill to hold education events around Missouri (04/18/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is launching a 15-town tour around Missouri this week to meet with parents, teachers, students and school administrators about potential changes to the federal education law. McCaskill is kicking off her events today in the eastern Missouri cities of Festus, St. Charles, Warrenton and Troy. She said the roundtable discussions are a way to gather opinions before an expected debate on reauthorizing the federal No Child Left Behind Act...
Mo. House cancels formal Monday floor session (04/18/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri House members are taking an unusual break with less than a month remaining in the legislative session. House leaders canceled the standard Monday afternoon session. Lawmakers typically meet for floor debates from Monday afternoon through Thursday...
15-state tornado outbreak deadliest since 2008 (04/18/11)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The devastation is stunning -- homes and lives shattered as the deadliest swarm of twisters in three years battered up to 15 states. Ultimately, this could turn out to be among the top 10 three-day outbreaks for number of tornadoes, though experts can't be sure until all the reports are sorted, said Greg Carbin of the federal Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla...
North Carolina gets worst of storms that ravaged swath of U.S. (04/18/11)
ASKEWVILLE, N.C. -- A tornado-spewing storm system that killed at least 45 people across half the country unleashed its worst fury on North Carolina, where homes broke apart, trees snapped and livestock were swept into the air. Residents in the capital city and rural hamlets alike on Sunday mourned the dead, marveled at their own survival and began to clean up devastated neighborhoods...
Operator presents plan to control Japan nuclear plant crisis (04/18/11)
TOKYO -- The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant laid out a blueprint Sunday for stopping radiation leaks and stabilizing damaged reactors within the next six to nine months as a first step toward allowing some of the tens of thousands of evacuees to return to the area...
In North, Civil War sites 'forgotten' (04/18/11)
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- The gravesite of a Union Army major general sits largely forgotten in a small cemetery along the Massachusetts Turnpike. A piece of the coat worn by President Abraham Lincoln when he was assassinated rests quietly in a library attic in a Boston suburb. It's shown upon request, a rare occurrence...
Treasury chief confident Congress will raise debt limit (04/18/11)
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Republican leaders have privately assured the Obama administration that Congress will raise the government's borrowing limit in time to prevent an unprecedented default on the nation's debt...
FAA gives traffic controllers an extra hour between shifts (04/18/11)
WASHINGTON -- The government said Sunday it is giving air traffic controllers an extra hour off between shifts so they don't doze off at work, a problem that stretches back decades. But officials rejected the remedy that sleep experts say would make a real difference: on-the-job napping...
Fighting in key Libyan city kills 17 people (04/18/11)
AJDABIYA -- Holding out under a rain of shelling and sniper fire, Libyan rebels fought Moammar Gadhafi's forces Sunday in close-quarters battles in the city center of Misrata, the last major rebel foothold in western Libya. Seventeen people were killed, an NGO worker and an opposition activist said...
Southeast Missouri State baseball earns share of OVC lead with weekend sweep (04/18/11)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team met resistance Sunday as it tried to finish off a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series sweep. Not enough, however, to prevent the Redhawks from accomplishing the task and extending their season-high winning streak...
Southeast Missouri State track team wins 10 titles at meet in Mississippi (04/18/11)
Southeast Missouri State track and field teams had a big weekend, winning 10 titles at the Jace Lacoste Invitational hosted by Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss. The women's squad captured six titles, five coming in field events. Senior Brianna Egbuka, a Central High School graduate, was a double winner, capturing the shot put with a toss of 44 feet, 10 3/4 inches and the hammer throw (164-4). She also was second in the discus...
Southeast Missouri State softball team falls to Racers (04/18/11)
The Redhawks lost 9-7 on Sunday after sweeping a doubleheader Saturday
Cards unable to close out sweep of Dodgers (04/18/11)
LOS ANGELES -- Ryan Franklin defended the sinker he threw to Matt Kemp that landed in center field and prevented the St. Louis Cardinals from sweeping the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was right where he meant to throw it, Franklin said, unlike in the series opener when Kemp homered off him but the Cardinals won anyway...
Margenthaler takes over a struggling program (04/18/11)
Hiring a coach on any level is generally a crap shoot. Most coaches seem qualified and talk a good game. Some succeed and some don't. It's just the way things work. Taking that into account, Ty Margenthaler made a solid first impression when he was introduced as Southeast Missouri State's new women's basketball coach Thursday...
Phone app checks income tax refund status (04/18/11)
Today is the filing deadline for federal income tax returns. It's three days later than usual, due to a local holiday observed Friday in Washington, D.C. Emancipation Day marks President Abraham Lincoln's signing of the law ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Lincoln signed it April 16, 1862, more than eight months before he signed the Emancipation Proclamation. April 16 fell on a Saturday this year, so the holiday was observed April 15, the traditional tax filing deadline...
Talking Shop with Robert Gentry, the Corner Grocery Store (04/18/11)
When Save-A-Lot closed its doors near downtown Cape Girardeau, Robert Gentry saw it as an opportunity. Shortly after, he and his wife. Mary. opened the Corner Grocery Store, a mom-and-pop operation that sells the usual fare of bread, milk and several shelves of other grocery items. ...
Care Credit offers interest-free credit for medical expenses (04/18/11)
Several local medical offices now offer Care Credit, a way for patients to charge expenses to a credit card without incurring finance charges. "It's like a credit card for health care," says Jacque Branson, office manager at LaCroix Pet Hospital in Cape Girardeau. ...
Health briefs (04/18/11)
LAHMANN IS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Barb Lahmann was employee of the month for January at the Golden Living Center, Bloomfield. She works in the dietary department. OWEN IS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH ADVANCE, Mo. -- Olivia Owen was employee of the month for February at Advance Nursing Center. She has worked in the housekeeping department for six months...
Quake coverage: What it can mean for your property and your wallet (04/18/11)
While it's been nearly 200 years since the New Madrid Earthquake of 1812, Missourians are still concerned about earthquakes and continue to purchase earthquake insurance to protect their property. Californians buy the most earthquake insurance in the U.S., but Missouri ranks third in the country, with a total premium volume at more than $84 million, according to the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Regulation...
People on the move 4/18/11 (04/18/11)
Saint Francis Medical Center has named Aaron Spratt director of ARRA program implementation in medical affairs. ARRA is the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Spratt joined Saint Francis in July 2009 as accreditation compliance coordinator. ...
Covered: A small business owner's guide to insurance (04/18/11)
Insuring your vehicles, your property, your health, your investments -- your success. Source: Missouri Dept. of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Regulation; and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Commercial Auto Insurance...
Ask the experts: Research on a budget (04/18/11)
What's the best way to conduct market research on a budget? drew janes: Whether you have products or services at a local or national level, the best place to start doing market research for any business on a budget is not as hard as you think... ...
Business licenses (04/18/11)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau in March include the following
Tax liens (04/18/11)
Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the offices of area recorders of deeds during March are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS designation. For more information, contact your recorder's office...
Bankruptcies (04/18/11)
Bankruptcies filed through March for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Names in the news (04/18/11)
Short bits of news about people in area business compiled for the May issue of Business Today.
Business briefs (04/18/11)
BRANDING IRON OPENS IN P.B. POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for the Branding Iron. Jeremy Horton is general manager. SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM RECOGNIZED BENTON, Mo. ...
Now approved: Treatments allowed under insurance plans on the rise (04/18/11)
As the need for different types of health care has expanded, so has the coverage available through some health insurance providers. "Medical technology is constantly evolving, and our medical policies must evolve to keep pace with new services and procedures that demonstrate the ability to improve the health and well-being of our members," says Deb Wiethop, public relations director for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri. ...
Health care reform brings flex account changes (04/18/11)
With health care reform come two big changes to flexible spending accounts: a $2,500 limit to contributions, effective in 2013, and a doctor's prescription required for over-the-counter drug purchases, effective now. "It used to be that you could use flex spending accounts to purchase any manner of over-the-counter pharmaceuticals and even some devices. ...
Dr. Dale Blankenship (04/18/11)
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Dale Minton Blankenship, M.D., 87, of Savannah died Saturday, April 16, 2011, in Savannah. He was born on July 19, 1923, in Dexter, Mo., the son of the late Dale and Myrtle Minton Blankenship. He attended Westminster College and received his M.D. from the University of Colorado. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Iwo Jima...
John Sarff (04/18/11)
John William Sarff, 77, of Jackson died Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Grant Gillard officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson with graveside military honors...
Lawrence Yates (04/18/11)
MILLER CITY, Ill. -- Lawrence Vern Yates, 68, of Miller City passed away at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011, at his home. Lawrence was born Nov. 25, 1942, in Cairo, Ill., son of Lawrence Dickerson and Fleecy Bauer Yates. Mr. Yates was a retired maintenance employee with the Alexander County Highway Department, a former bartender and a member of the Anna, Ill., Moose Lodge...
Belinda Pohlman (04/18/11)
Belinda K. Hopper Pohlman, 39, of Sedgewickville, Mo., died Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Burial will be in Lixville Cemetery at Sedgewickville...
Cape Girardeau fire report 4/18/11 (04/18/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/17/11 (04/18/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 4/18/11 (04/18/11)
The St. Louis Iron Mountain and Southern Railroad's steam-powered tourist passenger trade makes its inaugural run; U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson is on hand for dedication ceremonies. John R. Camp of the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer and St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and a Southeast Missourian reporter from November 1968 to January 1970, was named a winner of a Pulitzer Prize Thursday in the category of feature writing...
United Way campaign (04/18/11)
With its 2010-2011 fundraising campaign coming to a close, the United Way of Southeast Missouri recently announced it is $84,500 short of its campaign goal of $1.01 million. Despite coming up short of its goal, organizers are pleased with this year's campaign...
Speak Out 4/18/11 (04/18/11)
APPARENTLY thinking that local schools are capable of governing themselves, the voyeuristic state government of Missouri is considering requiring schools to report allegations of teacher sex abuse of students within 24 hours. In essence, this takes the matter out of the hands of local school district administrators to investigate such charges and holds teachers even more hostage to sometimes false student claims...
Prayer 4/18/11 (04/18/11)
O Lord Jesus, we stand with open hands raised to you in praise. Amen.
Cape students participate in mooonbuggy race (04/18/11)
Cape Central High School Seniors Lars Monia and Mary Dohogne, pictured above sitting on their moonbuggy, along with Freshman Kendra Kelch and Cape Career and Technology Center Instructor Collin Sheridan, standing, travelled to Huntsville, AL, earlier this month for the 18th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race. ...
Four Cape CTC Students to national competition (04/18/11)
Four students from the Cape Career and Technology Center qualified for the National SkillsUSA Competition to be held in Kansas City, MO in June. The four qualifying students are Devin Hayden & Brodrick Twiggs, Audio/Radio Production; Randy Horne, Food & Beverage Service; and Gabe Cox, Medical Math. ...
Guard supports 3rd annual Cape BACA Kids Fair (04/18/11)
"We couldn't do this event without the Guard," said Larry Burrous, co-chair for the BACA. "They contribute a lot and make this event so much bigger for the community." Supporting the community is one of the main goals for the Missouri National Guard, said Staff Sgt. Steven Bell...
Mo. Guard recognizes Vietnam War Veterans (04/18/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Decades following their sacrifice, Soldiers were honored with awards for their service during the Vietnam War in a ceremony hosted by the Missouri National Guard. Maj. Joe Leahy and Staff Sgt. Agnes Eyler from the Missouri National Guard's 35th Engineer Brigade presented Virgil Thurlkill, James Smith, Dannie Floyd, Billy Freed and Roger Johnson with a medallion, a commemorative coin and a certificate...
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary's Adorable Adoptable (04/18/11)
Chrissy is a beautiful cat who is tabby and white and is just a couple of years old. She is very fond of people and loves attention. She would like a home where she can curl up in your lap and cuddle! Chrissy is available for adoption at Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary, 573-243-9823. Please view other adorable adoptables at safeharboranimalsanctuary.org...
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