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SEMO hunts for new education dean (07/01/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Southeast Missouri State University is hunting for a new dean for its College of Education after the appointment of its old dean wasn't continued. The school announced Friday that its Board of Regents made the decision Wednesday after examining reviews of all university deans and associate deans...
Nixon pledges additional $100 million for disaster relief (07/01/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has pledged an additional $100 million in state disaster aid following the deadly tornado in Joplin and continued flooding across the state. Nixon's announcement Friday raises Missouri's total financial commitment to $150 million for a particularly devastating few months of natural disasters...
Parking problem: Cape looking to restrict parking near campus (07/01/11)
Cars gobble up spaces along narrow side streets, wedged into tight parking spots and bumper to bumper. An errant Toyota blocks a driveway, trapping an irritated homeowner. Sometimes there's litter -- other times, trespassing. There have even been reports of vehicles being virtually abandoned, left for days or weeks at a time...
Holiday alters Cape, Jackson trash schedules (07/01/11)
The Fourth of July will be fun, but it will also disrupt public works service for some people in Cape Girardeau and Jackson. Cape Girardeau residents who normally have trash or recycling picked up Monday will need to set out the refuse Tuesday. Those who normally have Tuesday pickup for trash or recycling will have a Wednesday pickup. The rest of the week is unaffected...
Federal suit could force action on Missouri injury fund (07/01/11)
The Missouri Legislature's failure to approve a fix for the state's flailing Second Injury Fund this session leaves the lives of those who depend on it in limbo. "You don't do what you used to do. You can't. You can't afford it," says Gail Luttrull of Williamsville, Mo., who was awarded weekly payments from the Second Injury Fund in February but hasn't been paid because of the fund's financial problems...
Cape sewer plant project approved for low-interest government loans (07/01/11)
When Cape Girardeau officials sent out an application for a low-interest government loan last year, public works director Tim Gramling said he would have been thrilled if they were approved for half of the $72 million needed to pay for a new sewer treatment plant and other systemwide improvements...
SEMO files capital budget requests, expects no response from Jefferson City (07/01/11)
Call it a wish list -- one that hasn't been fulfilled in a long time. Given the state of the economy and the diminishing role state funding is playing in higher education, it could be a long time before Southeast Missouri State University's capital budget requests to the state come through...
SEMO Port director: Other ports in region won't be dredged, either (07/01/11)
The Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority won't be alone this year as it searches for funding to dredge its harbor. According to Dan Overbey, director of the port authority, seven of the nine ports in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis district have recently found out they also will no longer receive the dredging services done by the corps in the past. ...
Two former firefighters arrested in connection with Cairo arsons (07/01/11)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Illinois State Police arrested two men Thursday linked to arson fires in Alexander County, Ill. Richard Scott Pitcher, 18, of Cairo, Ill., and David Patrick, 22, of Arlington, Ky., have both been charged with two counts of arson...
Corps of Engineers monitoring New Madrid river level (07/01/11)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials met Thursday to discuss whether further action would be needed to stop a continually rising river from overtopping the levee in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway.
Cape County recorder withdraws restructuring proposal (07/01/11)
Recorder Scott R. Clark formally withdrew his June 6 proposal for restructuring his department at Thursday's Cape Girardeau County Commission meeting.
Still no sign of Jacque Waller a month after disappearance (07/01/11)
Even after moving out of her parents' home as a teenager, Cheryl Brenneke didn't go too long without speaking to or seeing her younger sister. And up until Jacque Waller's disappearance one month ago, Brenneke saw her sibling, along with her two nieces and nephew, nearly every weekend...
Defense team takes constitutional argument in Stoddard County murder case to Missouri Supreme Court (07/01/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- After a constitutional argument regarding the phrase "the sanctity of all human life" was defeated at the local and appellate levels, Allen McCoy's attorneys have taken the case to the next level.
Police say woman arrested after chemical assault (07/01/11)
CATRON, Mo. -- A woman was arrested after allegedly throwing a caustic chemical at another woman. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens reported about 10 a.m. Wednesday his officers were called to a residence on Kell Street in Catron regarding an assault in progress...
Oran to mark 100th installment of July 4 celebration (07/01/11)
ORAN, Mo. -- The popular 4th of July picnic in Oran will celebrate its 100th year when the event kicks off Monday morning. The picnic was founded by the late Rev. Michael Helmbacher in 1908 as a way to get the members to work together and create parish unity...
Survey suggests Midwest economic growth slowing (07/01/11)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Growing energy prices combined with weather-related supply problems has slowed economic growth in nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a new monthly survey released Friday. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March, followed by flooding throughout the region hasn't helped business...
Missouri River levee fails in SW Iowa (07/01/11)
PERCIVAL, Iowa -- The Missouri River breached another levee in southwest Iowa on Thursday, inundating yet more farmland but not prompting any new evacuation orders or flash flood warnings. The breach, about a mile northwest of Percival in Fremont County, had grown to about 200 yards wide by 9 a.m., Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management spokesman John Benson said...
Insurance companies' tally for Joplin tornado claims could be $2 billion (07/01/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Insurance companies already have paid out more than $500 million in claims for a deadly tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. But the final total could grow to three or four times that amount. The state insurance department said Thursday that insurance companies have reported receiving 14,910 claims on homeowners, commercial and vehicle insurance policies so far. They have paid out $509 million on those claims...
Minn. braces for gov't shutdown over taxes (07/01/11)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In an echo of the debate unfolding in Washington, Minnesota hurtled toward a midnight government shutdown Thursday in a dispute over taxes and spending that could force thousands of layoffs, bring road projects to a standstill and close state parks just ahead of the Fourth of July weekend...
Crack-related offenders eligible for early release (07/01/11)
WASHINGTON -- As many as 12,000 people in federal prison for crack-related crimes can get their sentences reduced as a result of a new law that brought the penalties for the drug more closely in line with those for powdered cocaine, a government commission decided Thursday...
Wet weather in West means snow on the Fourth of July (07/01/11)
A summer that looks a whole lot more like winter has travelers across the West scrambling to revise their Fourth of July itineraries -- or at least their packing lists. Ski poles are replacing fishing poles at popular hiking and camping spots where late-winter snowstorms blanketed Western mountains from the Rockies to the Sierra Nevada...
Jobless tax for employers expiring (07/01/11)
WASHINGTON -- Nearly every private employer in the U.S. will get a tax cut today. It won't affect workers' paychecks. But the expiration of a 35-year-old "temporary" unemployment tax -- about $14 a year per worker -- will mean real money for some big companies at a time when President Barack Obama is pushing Congress to raise taxes on businesses by closing some loopholes...
Hoffa rival wants to be first female president of Teamsters union (07/01/11)
LAS VEGAS -- Longtime Teamsters president James Hoffa, one of the most influential players in American labor, is facing a re-election fight from a former truck driver vying to become the first female leader in the union's 108-year history. Sandy Pope, a longtime steel hauler who heads a small New York City local, claims her groundbreaking candidacy is a nonissue. ...
High-ranking Hezbollah member wanted in killing of Lebanon's ex-prime minister (07/01/11)
BEIRUT -- A high-ranking Hezbollah militant linked to the 1983 truck bombings at the U.S. and French embassies in Kuwait was among four people indicted Thursday by an international tribunal in the assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister Rafik Hariri...
Prince William, Kate charm Canada during royal visit (07/01/11)
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Prince William and Kate tried out their French in public and put on their best British charm for screaming Canadians as the royal newlyweds began their first official overseas trip Thursday. Poised and confident, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as they are formally known, thrilled the crowds with warm, unscripted gestures, wading into throngs of well-wishers to shake hands and accept flowers and other gifts...
Britons strike over pension cuts (07/01/11)
LONDON -- Hundreds of thousands of British teachers and public sector workers swapped classrooms and offices for picket lines in what unions hope will be the first salvo in a summer of discontent against the Conservative-led government's austerity plans...
Area digest 7/1/11 (07/01/11)
Jackson Senior Babe Ruth swept a home doubleheader against Scott City on Thursday, a day after getting swept by the Charleston Squirrels. Jackson defeated Scott City 12-2 and 14-5 to improve to 17-11. Clay Roth threw a complete game in the opener, allowing five hits. He struck out three and walked two...
Moldenhauer leads Cape Legion to 13-6 win vs. Sikeston (07/01/11)
Ross Moldenhauer went 5 for 5 and was the winning pitcher as Cape Girardeau Ford and Sons American Legion Post 63 defeated Sikeston 13-6 on Thursday at Capaha Field. Moldenhauer added three RBIs as Cape improved to 21-8 overall and 4-1 in District 14 play...
Cardinals sweep Orioles, move into tie for first place (07/01/11)
BALTIMORE -- Playing in a ballpark known as a haven for hitters, Lance Berkman hit a couple of drives that would have cleared the wall in just about any stadium in the country. Berkman had his 29th career two-homer game, Jon Jay hit a three-run shot, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-6 on Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep...
Blues sign Oshie to one-year deal (07/01/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues and T.J. Oshie agreed Thursday to a one-year contract extension worth $2.35 million. He would have become a restricted free agent today. The 24-year-old center and the Blues avoided salary arbitration. Oshie was the team's No. 1 pick (24th overall) in the 2005 NHL entry draft. Oshie completed his third season, scoring 12 goals and adding 22 assists in 34 games...
Broadway beauty (07/01/11)
I sang happy birthday to a clock this week. I would have felt ridiculous, but the clock was wearing a giant birthday hat, so I'm fairly certain it had more to be embarrassed about than I did. It's not like I was singing alone, either. I was joined by a few dozen people who also attended the downtown clock's 25th birthday party Tuesday. Some were merely there for the 25-cent hot dogs and ice cream, but I like to believe most of them realized on some level just what we were celebrating...
New cat in town (07/01/11)
For weeks after we lost our beloved Miss Kitty, my wife and I couldn't bear to think of having another cat. But time does heal, if you let it. And so the day came when we started noticing cute cats again. Our neighbor's newish cat took pity on us from time to time and showed up on our patio, always willing to drink a small dish of milk -- a token of affection from my wife...
First Friday Events (07/01/11)
FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTIONS Black Door Gallery The Feminine Perspective Show will be at Black Door Gallery in July. Works by about 40 female artists will be on exhibit. They will display a variety of art including sculptures, paintings, mixed media and fiber art. Opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. today...
Southeast Missouri communities offer Fourth of July events (07/01/11)
Fireworks, tournaments, car shows and live music -- no other holiday spells summer fun quite like the Fourth of July. Communities all over Southeast Missouri will celebrate Independence Day in their own ways. Some festivals start today, others over the weekend. Here's the rundown of events...
Best bet: River Heritage Passport Days (07/01/11)
Cape Girardeau's historic preservation projects will be open and free this weekend during the River Heritage Passport Days, an opportunity to see historic sites in Cape Girardeau and enter to win one of three $25 Visa gift cards. Pick up a passport from any of the locations and get it stamped at at least three of the following: Cape River Heritage Museum, Ford D, The Glenn House, Old St. ...
Man with Cape ties bringing gospel singer's story to film (07/01/11)
Mahalia Jackson is known as the "Queen of Gospel," and her music is treasured by generations. Her life saw struggle and success, from growing up in poverty in New Orleans and fighting for black equality, to multiple Grammy Awards, gold records and historic performances the world over...
Gallery features 'sisterhood' of artists (07/01/11)
Women will rule this First Friday as the work of 38 female artists is unveiled in the Feminine Perspective Show at the Black Door gallery. The exhibit has artists from Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and South Carolina, and will include work in multiple mediums...
ARTifacts 7/1/11 (07/01/11)
James Thompson, a flute performance major at Truman State University and a native of Cape Girardeau, will perform a benefit recital for the Southeast Missouri Music Academy at 3 p.m. July 10 in Shuck Music Hall. The concert is free but donations to the scholarship program of the Southeast Missouri Music Academy will be accepted at the door. ...
Linda Warr (07/01/11)
Linda Rose Warr, 68, of Scott City died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 17, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, to Farcy William and Pauline Roseline Koelzer Sides. Warr was a dietitian at Fountainbleau Lodge and previously worked at the Missouri Veterans Home...
Timothy Cook (07/01/11)
Timothy L. Cook, 57, of Burfordville died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia Horrell (07/01/11)
Patricia Anne Horrell, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at her home. She was born Aug. 2, 1940, in Jackson, Miss., to Thomas L. and Cora L. Gates. She and Fred J. Horrell were married Jan. 19, 1958, in Cairo, Ill. Pat was active in many things and was always glad to volunteer her time and talents to a good cause. ...
Monsignor Richard Buchheit (07/01/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Monsignor Richard Anton Buchheit, 74, of Florissant, Mo., died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. He was born Jan. 29, 1937, in Perry County, son of Edwin and Barbara Unterreiner Buchheit. Survivors include two brothers, Lawrence (Shirley) Buchheit, Leo (Gwen) Buchheit; a sister, Jeanette (Daniel) Klobe, all of Perryville; 12 nieces and nephews; 31 great-nieces and nephews...
Dale Huber (07/01/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dale G. "Bud" Huber, 79, of Perryville died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Independence Care Center. He was born Aug. 27, 1931, in Perry County, son of Vallie and Elva Rabold Huber. He and Pat Hennemann were married April 7, 1956, at Crosstown, Mo...
Roberta Washburn (07/01/11)
FLORA, Ill. -- Roberta R. Washburn, 81, of Flora died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Flora Gardens Healthcare Center in Flora. She was born March 15, 1930, in Eureka, Kan., daughter of William and Ida Ramsey Jones. She married Kenneth L. Washburn on Oct. 23, 1948, in Casey, Ill...
Births 7/1/11 (07/01/11)
Son to Joshua Caleb and Jennifer Lynn Shands of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 1:42 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011. Name, Corbyn Joshua. Weight, 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Shands is the former Jennifer Deshazier, daughter of Lynn Freeman and Robert Deshazier of Cape Girardeau. She is a licensed practical nurse at CrossTrails Medical Center. Shands is the son of Melissa Shands and Jay Shands of Glenallen, Mo. He is owner of Shands Roofing and Construction...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/1/11 (07/01/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/1/11 (07/01/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Jackson police/fire report 7/1/11 (07/01/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Out of the past 7/1/11 (07/01/11)
Cape Girardeau city attorney Fred Boeckmann has been named the new city attorney in Columbia, Mo., effective Aug. 25; he has served as city attorney here since October 1982. The city of Cape Girardeau will ask a federal appeals court for a rehearing in the aftermath of the court's ruling in the 7-year-old Westborough Mall case; the 8th U.S. ...
People's Choice Awards (07/01/11)
It's that time of the year when you get to vote for the best businesses in a variety of categories in Cape Girardeau County. And despite a misprint in an earlier advertisement in the Southeast Missourian, there is still time to vote. In addition to the personal satisfaction of supporting your local favorites, those who vote will be entered into a contest to potentially win $500 in prizes, including $100 cash, an annual subscription to the Southeast Missourian, four Missourian history books and four tickets to a Cardinals baseball game.. ...
Child cancer support group (07/01/11)
Until August of last year I was not aware of the prevalence of children who were battling cancer in our area. That was when my own grandgirl, age 4, was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare and deadly brain tumor. I quickly learned much more about cancer than I ever wanted to know, and somewhere along the line I realized there was no one locally to support the friends and families of these brave children. ...
The benefits of taxation (07/01/11)
I think that the tea party should sit down and try to recall what this country was like 80 years ago and what we have now. They seem to think things were as they are today and that we don't need taxes to improve our standard of living. Before the mid-1930s when Highway 25 was built (now U.S. ...
Speak Out 7/1/11 (07/01/11)
THERE used to be a restaurant in Cape Girardeau, a drive-in restaurant on Broadway called Pfister's Drive In. They had a really great cheese sandwich. It was served open-faced on a long bun, and I would like to know if anyone remembers what kind of cheese they used on their cheese sandwiches. ...
Prayer 7/1/11 (07/01/11)
O God, we praise you, for our help is through you, the creator of heaven and earth.
Jackson Art Group July News (07/01/11)
Jackson Art Group members will participate in Art In The Park at Jackson City Park on July 4. There will be hands-on activities for children and artists will have their work for sale. Chris Pagano will be the featured artist at Steck House Gallery in July. ...
2011 Jackson Homecomers (07/01/11)
2011 Jackson Homecomers Salute to our Military Men, Women and Veterans all week The Jackson Homecomers Celebration will be July 26-July 30, 2011. At 6:30pm Mayor Barb Lohr and the Jackson Muny Band will kick off the beginning of 5 nights of entertainment. Also at 6:30pm the Homecomecomers 1 Mile Youth Run will take place and at 7pm the 5K Race will start at the city park...
Karen Hendrickson Honored at Retirement Reception (07/01/11)
SoutheastHEALTH Board of Trustees member Narvol A. Randol Jr. congratulates Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Karen Hendrickson, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, at a reception at Southeast Hospital on Thursday, June 30, in honor of her retirement. Hundreds of friends and co-workers attended the reception. Hendrickson retired on Friday, July 1, ending a career at SoutheastHEALTH which spanned more than 30 years...
Inside the DC-4 "Oil Bomber" (07/01/11)
Looking forward from the rear cargo bay of the DC-4. The four large tanks can each hold three thousand gallons of liquid, which are pressurized by the two heavy pumps in the foreground. The oil dispersant is then pumped out to the wing boom couplings by the large black hoses. The narrow walkway provides access to the flight deck...
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