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SEMO announces plan to defer admissions; residence halls overcrowded (06/30/11)
Southeast Missouri State University has finalized plans to defer admission for certain applicants as the institution confronts student housing constraints in the face of another year of projected record enrollment. Beginning July 11, admission is being deferred until spring 2012 for applicants living outside a 50-mile radius of Cape Girardeau and applying for fall 2011 admission, according to a Southeast news release...
Mo. state parks raising money for Joplin (06/30/11)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Visitors to Missouri state parks will have a chance to help bring some greenery back to the tornado-stricken city of Joplin. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources plans to set up donation boxes at parks and historic sites beginning Saturday. Proceeds will be used to help buy and plant trees in Joplin area parks...
Cape officials seek input for Broadway corridor project (06/30/11)
When Renee Roark Gordon looks at Broadway, she sees a row of intermittently shoddy buildings along a roadway in desperate need of attention. So if a nearly $4 million road improvement project slated to begin this fall costs her business a few dollars and creates a temporary inconvenience for customers, so be it...
Hot, sticky weather arrives just in time for holiday weekend (06/30/11)
A stretch of hot, humid weather is arriving in Missouri at just the wrong time, as Fourth of July events draw people outdoors. The National Weather Service on Wednesday predicted high temperatures well into the 90s for the period of Thursday through Monday -- Independence Day. Combined with high humidity, it will fell like 105 to 110 degrees in much of the state...
Officers learn tactic for dealing with shooters (06/30/11)
When it comes to catching a shooter, Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety Lt. Kenny Mayberry said law enforcement is "running on a stop watch." The shooter, he said, determines when time starts, but it's up to the police to stop it...
Missouri's Second Injury Fund cuts off some payments (06/30/11)
Gail Luttrull often worked standing atop a motor 20 feet in the air, with her shoes soaking in a pool of hydraulic fluid, engine coolant and water as she replaced a part. She was proud of the work she did in a position primarily held by men on a small-engine assembly line at Briggs & Stratton in Poplar Bluff, Mo...
SEMO to solicit hotel proposals within next few weeks (06/30/11)
Ken Dobbins' idea for a River Campus-based hotel is rapidly moving from a concept to an imperative, fueled by Southeast Missouri State University's looming student residence space crunch. Dobbins said requests for proposals are expected to go out in the next couple of weeks to would-be suitors for the hotel plan, and the goal is a hospitality property on River Campus land by the 2012 fall semester...
SEMO regents pass fiscal year 2012 budget (06/30/11)
Southeast Missouri State University has a $96.7 million operating budget. The university's board of regents this morning unanimously approved the fiscal year 2012 budget, a spending plan heralded by a faculty leader for its vision -- and the raises it affords faculty and staff...
Coroner: At least four weeks until autopsy results back in Perryville death (06/30/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The cause of a 20-year-old woman's death at the Perryville Super 8 Motel Saturday is still under investigation and will be for at least four weeks, when Perry County Coroner Herb Miller expects to receive results of an autopsy...
Appeals court reverses Marble Hill woman's child endangerment conviction (06/30/11)
The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District on Tuesday reversed the 2010 conviction of a Marble Hill, Mo., woman accused in 2009 of child endangerment. The appeals court says in its decision the prosecution failed to prove there was "actual, and not simply potential, danger to the children" when Teresa M. ...
Jackson, Sikeston men arrested after reported meth lab explosion (06/30/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Two men were arrested as a result of a weekend meth lab explosion in Sikeston. Around 1 a.m. Sunday, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety received several calls in reference to an explosion heard at the Midtowner Motel, 833 E. Malone Ave...
Indian Creek bridge replacement to begin (06/30/11)
Work to replace the Route V bridge over Indian Creek in Cape Girardeau County is expected to begin July 18, weather permitting. Route V will remain closed as construction is underway. Completion is anticipated in late September. Signs and warning devices will be in place. For more information, contact regional field engineer Andy Meyer at 573-472-5296, assistant resident engineer David Wyman at 573-840-9781, 1-888-275-6636, or visit www.modot.org/southeast/safeandsound.htm. ...
U.S. 60 reduced for pavement work (06/30/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- U.S. 60 in Mississippi County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction today and Friday as crews mill and overlay the road. The reduction will be in place from the Interstate 57-U.S. 60/62 interchange to the Missouri/Illinois state line. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, weather permitting. For more information, contact the Missouri Department of Transportation's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Sikeston police offering reward for information on patrol car damage (06/30/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A reward is being offered for information for those responsible for damaging a Sikeston Department of Public Safety vehicle. Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, police were attempting to address several disorderly juveniles in the area of Ruth and Coleman streets, according to Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer...
Bill Clinton says jobs push will help Joplin (06/30/11)
CHICAGO -- Former president Bill Clinton has some good jobs news for Joplin, Mo., as it works to recover from a devastating tornado. Clinton is in Chicago for the Clinton Global Initiative conference. On Wednesday, the Democrat announced that a technology company has promised to create 1,000 jobs in rural Missouri over the next five years with a focus on Joplin...
Senate to work next week on debt limit impasse (06/30/11)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate abandoned plans for a July 4 break as time dwindled for lawmakers to strike a compromise on avoiding a government default and reducing mammoth federal deficits. In a challenge to President Barack Obama, the chamber's top Republican invited him to the Capitol to discuss the impasse with GOP lawmakers...
Dozens of cities line up to contest '10 census (06/30/11)
WASHINGTON -- With jobs and federal aid at stake, U.S. cities are lining up to contest their 2010 census counts as too low. A decade ago, there were 1,200 challenges filed by cities, towns and counties. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is predicting a big jump in that number, due in part to tighter budgets that make local officials more sensitive to potential drop-offs in federal money for Medicaid and other programs...
Airplane monitoring air over N.M. fire, nuclear laboratory (06/30/11)
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- The government sent a plane equipped with radiation monitors over the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory Wednesday as a 110-square-mile wildfire burned at its doorstep, putting thousands of scientific experiments on hold for days...
'Get it done,' president challenges GOP on debt talks (06/30/11)
WASHINGTON -- In a challenge to Republicans in Congress, President Barack Obama insisted Wednesday that elimination of selected tax breaks for oil companies and the super-wealthy must be included in any deficit reduction plan. "You stay here. Let's get it done," he told lawmakers, holding open the possibility of keeping Congress in Washington unless there is significant progress by week's end on a deal to cut deficits, raise the $14.3 trillion debt limit and avert a threatened financial crisis.. ...
Appeals panel in Ohio upholds health law (06/30/11)
CINCINNATI -- In the first ruling by a federal appeals court on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a panel in Cincinnati handed the administration a victory Wednesday by agreeing that the government can require a minimum amount of insurance for Americans...
Woman, 89, dents car with cane, helps police nab duo (06/30/11)
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania police say an 89-year-old woman used her cane to dent the car of two people who stole her friend's purse, and authorities were able to track down the getaway car based in part on the cane's imprint. New Castle police chief Thomas Sansone said the woman and her 82-year-old friend were accosted outside a pizza shop Sunday. ...
N.Y. airport invaded by turtles, delaying flights (06/30/11)
NEW YORK -- About 150 turtles crawled onto the tarmac at New York's Kennedy Airport Wednesday in search of beaches to lay their eggs, delaying dozens of flights, aviation authorities said. The slow-motion stampede began about 6:45 a.m., and within three hours there were so many turtles on Runway 4L and nearby taxiways that controllers were forced to move departing flights to another runway...
W. Virginia mine faked safety logs before fatal 2010 blast, federal regulators say (06/30/11)
BEAVER, W.Va. -- The owner of the West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men last year kept two sets of books on safety conditions -- an accurate one for itself and a sanitized one for the government, federal regulators said Wednesday...
Animal rights group uses videos to pressure grocers (06/30/11)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- An animal welfare group that has used undercover videos to generate public outrage over the treatment of livestock said it now plans to use secret recordings to pressure large grocery chains to stop buying from farms that use practices it considers abusive...
Obama: Much of 'fuss' over Libya is partisan politics (06/30/11)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday dismissed the congressional criticism of his decision to wage war against Libya as political and argued that any sign of support from Washington for strongman Moammar Gadhafi makes no sense. Pushing back against Republicans and Democrats, Obama defended his decision to order U.S. ...
Spring buying boosts home prices (06/30/11)
WASHINGTON -- Home prices in most major U.S. cities are rising for the first time in eight months, boosted by an annual wave of spring buying. Analysts cautioned that the increases may be temporary and don't signal a rebound for the depressed home market...
Greek spending cuts spark riots (06/30/11)
ATHENS, Greece -- Greece fended off a bankruptcy that threatened to roil global financial markets, approving severe spending cuts and tax increases Wednesday in the face of violent protests by Greeks who say they have suffered enough. The package of austerity measures would keep bailout money flowing to Greece from other European countries and the International Monetary Fund. ...
Experts question evidence used in trial of American for Italian murder (06/30/11)
ROME -- Amanda Knox won a crucial legal victory Wednesday as an independent forensic report said that much of the DNA evidence used to convict the American student and her co-defendant in the murder of her roommate is unreliable and possibly contaminated...
Clashes reveal Egypt's volatility 5 months later (06/30/11)
CAIRO -- Two days of street battles between security forces and protesters in Cairo show just how volatile Egypt remains nearly five months after the popular uprising that ousted authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak. More than 1,000 people were hurt in the unrest Tuesday and Wednesday, driven by discontent over the slow pace of justice for old regime figures accused of corruption and killing protesters...
SOUTHEAST FOOTBALL Middleton signs with Sacramento of UFL (06/30/11)
Former Southeast Missouri State center Sean Middleton signed with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League on Wednesday. Middleton was named to both the Associated Press and Phil Steele All-America teams last season while winning the Football Championship Subdivision Rimington Award that goes to the nation's top center...
Cape Legion split doubleheader with Dyersburg (06/30/11)
It took the Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons Post 63 American Legion baseball team a while to get its offense going Wednesday. Five innings, to be exact. Cape exploded for nine runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to blow open a close game and run-rule visiting Dyersburg, Tenn., 14-4 in the opener of a doubleheader...
Area digest 6/30/11 (06/30/11)
Corey Connell of Cape Girardeau finished second in the men's graduate division at the two-day Accelerated Golf Tour event that concluded Wednesday at Dalhousie Golf Club. Connell, who had rounds of 77 and 74, finished three strokes behind Drew Novara of Murphysboro, Ill., who shot a pair of 2-over-par 74s for a 148 total...
Cardinals release struggling Franklin (06/30/11)
BALTIMORE -- The St. Louis Cardinals finally ran out of patience with struggling reliever Ryan Franklin, cutting the former All-Star closer Wednesday after he failed to regain his touch. Franklin was 1-4 with an 8.46 ERA and one save in 16 games. On Tuesday night against Baltimore, the 38-year-old righty gave up two runs and three hits, including a homer, while getting only one out...
Cardinals win behind Carpenter's complete game (06/30/11)
St. Louis won 5-1 for its second straight victory against Baltimore
They're No. 1: Blake Pobst, Scott County Central valedictorian (06/30/11)
BLAKE POBST School: Scott County Central High School Hometown: Vanduser, Mo. Parents: Steve Pobst and Tina Palmintera Post-graduation plans: Attend Southeast Missouri State University to earn a pre-engineering degree then transfer to the Missouri University of Science and Technology (in Rolla) to major in civil engineering...
neXt up 6/30/11 (06/30/11)
"Monte Carlo," rated PG @ AMC Town Plaza 5 "Larry Crowne," rated PG-13 @ AMC Town Plaza 5 "Sniper: Ghost Warrior," Xbox 360, PS3, PC "Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon," PS3, Xbox 360 "Of Gods and Men," PG-13 "Hobo With a Shotgun," unrated...
who's neXt 6/30/11 (06/30/11)
Scholarships Harlie Walden ...
Hooked on Science: Make a snake (06/30/11)
Have you purchased those Fourth of July fireworks yet? You can create your own by using a few materials from around the house. Adult supervision is recommended. STEP 2: Using the sand, create a mound and then create a depression in the center of the sand...
Sitting with dad (06/30/11)
June 30, 2011 Dear Leslie At 10:17 p.m. I am sitting in a chair in an assisted living facility. My father is asleep in the bed in front of me. A man neither of us knows sleeps in the bed beside my father's. A curtain separates strangers. Wheelchairs parked next to both beds await...
Roberta Vandeven (06/30/11)
Roberta L. Vandeven, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 27, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. She was born Dec. 10, 1926, in Decatur, Ill., to Guy and Helen VanGundy Matthews. She first married Jack Smith in 1946. They separated in 1948 and he preceded in 1986. She later married Robert Vandeven in 1951. They separated in 1966...
Alice Kasten (06/30/11)
Alice H. Kasten, 84, of the Chateau Girardeau retirement community in Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 27, 2011, at Chateau Gardens Health Center. She was born April 28, 1927, in Pittsburg, Kan., daughter of Harry Issac and Helen Gauggel Comstock. She and Nelson H. Kasten were married Jan. 30, 1949, at First Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg...
Irene Duvall (06/30/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Irene A. Duvall, 95, of Perryville died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born May 28, 1916, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of Ira and Anna Brewer Heinbokel. She and William S. "Red" Duvall were married Feb. 19, 1938. He preceded her in death April 30, 1999...
Dorothy Walker (06/30/11)
Dorothy L. Walker, 83, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Monticello House in Jackson, where she had resided since Oct. 1, 2006. She was born March 18, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Bennie and Georgia Rhodes Green. She was formerly married to Homer Walker...
Dorothy Taggart (06/30/11)
Dorothy Jeanne Taggart, 84, formerly of Jackson, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Mother of Good Counsel Home in St. Louis, where she had been a resident the past year. She was born Dec. 8, 1926, in Chester, Ill., daughter of John A. and Emma Eilermann Jany. Mrs. Taggart grew up in Chester and graduated from Chester High School. She and Thurston T. Taggart were married June 3, 1949...
Births 6/30/11 (06/30/11)
Son to Brandon Wayne Gerecke and Hannah Angelee Terry of Gordonville, Southeast Hospital, 2:45 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2011. Name, Fendten Wayne. Weight, 7 pounds, 14 ounces. First child. Ms. Terry is the daughter of David and Donna Terry of Jackson. She is employed by Crown Hospice. Gerecke is the son of Gary and Carolyn Gerecke of Gordonville. He is employed by Show Me Contracting...
Jackson police and fire report 6/30/11 (06/30/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/30/11 (06/30/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 6/30/11 (06/30/11)
Although they didn't score runs at the rate they normally do, the Kohlfeld Capahas of Cape Girardeau still managed to win two baseball games with host Festus, Mo., yesterday; in the process, the Caps tied their all-time modern-day record for most consecutive victories with 22; the Caps are now 22-0 under manager Jess Bolen, tying the mark of Bolen's 1971 club...
Reading program (06/30/11)
Marsha Sander is seeing an answer to prayer, a prayer focused on finding a way to help young people read. Sander, a veteran teacher in the Jackson School District, locally started the READ -- Reading Excellence and Discovery -- program based on the Read Alliance literacy campaign, and the results are staggering...
Speak Out 6/30/11 (06/30/11)
IT'S about time the city cracks down on these landlords. For the most part they're pretty good, but there are some who are just nothing more than slumlords. Their idea of fixing a water pipe is to put a bucket under it. I have friends in St. Louis who have so much they have to keep it in states that don't have a property tax and work the system as to pay very little in income tax. We need an across-the-board flat tax, no loopholes and no deductions...
Prayer 6/30/11 (06/30/11)
O Heavenly Father, may we be fully equipped each day with the fruit of the Spirit. Amen.
Wright Family Reunion (06/30/11)
The family of William and Buna Wright gathered for the annual reunion at Cape County Park on June 4. There were over 50 present from Cape Girardeau County, Perry County, Bollinger County, Scott County, Montgomery City County, the Kennett, Mo. area, Michigan, Florida and Illinois. ...
Mixing 10 makes donation to United Way (06/30/11)
David Creech, right, with Mixing 10 gives a donation for $500 to the United Way of Southeast Missouri. Accepting the check is Nancy Jernigan, executive director of the United Way of Southeast Missouri. Special thanks is also given to Human Zoo, KFVS12, Holly Brantley and Horizn...
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