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Electric car convention opens today at Cape airport (09/22/11)
Some are tired of spending their hard-earned money on gasoline, others want to protect the environment, and many see building electric cars a business opportunity. While they have different motivations, about 145 people will be in Cape Girardeau this weekend to learn more about converting cars to run on electricity at the Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport...
Miner, Mo., establishes guidelines for landlords (09/22/11)
MINER, Mo. -- Landlords of rental properties in Miner have some new requirements. The Miner Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance setting guidelines for rental property owners during its regular meeting Tuesday. The ordinance is modeled on one implemented in Sikeston, Mo., several years ago, according to Danielle Patrick, city clerk...
Local schools earn DESE's Distinction in Performance status (09/22/11)
Many area school districts gained Distinction in Performance status upon the release of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's revised and final 2011 Annual Performance Reports last week. Meadow Heights and Perry County received revisions to preliminary reports, which was enough to bring their total number of performance standards met to 13. ...
New phase of Veterans Memorial Drive in Cape to begin next month (09/22/11)
Construction of the next phase of Veterans Memorial Drive is slated to begin in October, a $2.3 million section that will create about a mile of roadway from LaSalle Avenue to Bainbridge Road. But city officials say that's just one portion of a larger project that will eventually provide a 6 1/2-mile outer road for Interstate 55 that will ease traffic and create acres of prime property for commercial development...
New hospital facility to provide 24-hour emergency services in Cairo (09/22/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Developers of a 16-bed hospital addition at the Cairo Megaclinic promise the facility will provide lifesaving services to patients and help bring life back to the community by creating 90 jobs.
Grant helps Scott County collect old prescription drugs (09/22/11)
A relatively small box is helping the Scott County Sheriff's Department solve a large problem seen nationwide. The department was one of 100 agencies nationwide to get a National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators Rx Drug Drop Box free of charge, according to Sheriff Rick Walter...
Caruthersville man pleads guilty to child porn charges (09/22/11)
A Caruthersville, Mo., man entered a guilty plea in federal court on charges of possession of child pornography, the Standard Democrat reported. Justin Linsman, 32, pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. Linsman now faces a maximum sentence of 10 years' imprisonment and a $250,000 fine, followed by a period of supervised release of life. Sentencing is set for Dec. 19 in Cape Girardeau...
Convicted rapist waives preliminary hearing in 30-year-old Cape case (09/22/11)
The convicted Cape Girardeau County rapist accused in a separate 30-year-old rape case waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday. Charles Eugene O'Howell, 50, is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. Monday on charges that he raped a then-31-year-old Cape Girardeau woman in 1981. He is currently serving prison time for the 1982 kidnapping and rape of a 15-year-old girl in Cape Girardeau County...
Bootheel man arrested in connection with Stoddard County sex crimes from 2004 (09/22/11)
BERNIE, Mo. -- A Gideon, Mo., man posted bond and was released Monday night after being charged by Bernie police with sex crimes dating back seven years ago. According to Bernie police, Brandon D. Maddox, 35, was arrested on suspicion of sex crimes stemming from incidents that allegedly occurred in 2004 over a period of about two months...
State designates Cape County zone for business tax abatement (09/22/11)
The Missouri Department of Economic Development recently approved an Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) designation for Cape Girardeau County. New and expanding businesses in EEZ designated areas are eligible for state income tax credits and local property tax abatements...
Mo. House leaders revise proposed business incentives (09/22/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican House leaders say they have a revised plan for revamping Missouri's business incentives. And they hope to vote on it Friday. The latest version of the legislation would follow the general approach laid out in a Senate bill passed last week. It would consolidate several of Missouri's existing business incentives into a streamlined program called Compete Missouri. And it would create new incentives for cargo exports at the St. Louis airport...
Audit finds Missouri highway, water patrols merger cost money instead of saving (09/22/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Touted as a way to save money in the long run, the merger of the state water patrol into the Missouri State Highway Patrol appears to have increased costs for the state in the months since the agencies combined, according to a state audit released Wednesday.
Advocates seek to quintuple Missouri cigarette tax (09/22/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Health advocates want to raise Missouri's cigarette taxes by 80 cents a pack. The American Cancer Society and a coalition of health, education and business groups on Tuesday filed a ballot initiative with the secretary of state's office...
Audit: Kinder may have had conflict with bike race (09/22/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder may have had a conflict of interest by serving as chairman of both the state Tourism Commission and a not-for-profit group that put on the Tour of Missouri bicycle race, according to a state audit released Wednesday.
House GOP regroups after loss on disaster spending bill (09/22/11)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans grappled Thursday with ways to revive a must pass measure to provide billions of dollars in much-needed disaster relief and prevent a government shutdown at the end of next week. GOP leaders scheduled a closed-door meeting with the rank and file to sort through options to resolve the problem in the wake of Wednesday's 230-195 rejection of a $3.7 billion disaster aid measure that was attached to a stopgap funding bill to keep the government running into mid-November. ...
Fed OKs $400 billion plan to stimulate U.S. economy (09/22/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it will shuffle $400 billion of its portfolio to try to drive down long-term interest rates and get the economy going. But economists doubted it would do much good, the stock market sold off and the Fed itself was unusually divided over the strategy...
American hikers freed from prison leave Iran (09/22/11)
MUSCAT, Oman -- After more than two years in Iranian custody, two Americans convicted as spies took their first steps toward home Wednesday as they bounded down from a private jet and into the arms of family for a joyful reunion in the Gulf state of Oman. The families called this "the best day of our lives," and President Barack Obama said their release -- under a $1 million bail-for-freedom deal -- was "wonderful news."
House kills spending bill with disaster aid (09/22/11)
WASHINGTON -- In a rebuke to GOP leaders, the House on Wednesday rejected a measure providing $3.7 billion for disaster relief as part of a bill to keep the government running through mid-November. The 230-195 defeat came at the hands of Democrats and tea party Republicans...
Hotop leads Perryville softball team past Kelly (09/22/11)
Senior Casey Hotop pitched her second consecutive shutout in the Perryville softball team's 4-0 victory over Kelly.
High school roundup: Jackson softball team downs Scott City (09/22/11)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Madison emerges as force on University of Missouri's defensive line (09/22/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri knew it nabbed a talented offensive lineman when Brad Madison signed his letter of intent. But one of the Big 12's best defensive ends? "He is one of the great recruiting stories of all time," Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said. "I wish we made that mistake more often."...
Area digest 9/22/11 (09/22/11)
The team of Gene Golden, Joe Golden, Andy Golden and Charles Brawly shot a 54 to win the City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department's Autumn Open, a four-person scramble held at the Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course. The team of Rocky Strand, Mark Morrill, Tom Allen and Luke Cowell carded a 57 for second, followed by Josh Reeves, Zac Cypret, Nic Robinson and TJ Reid with a 59...
Area calendar 9/22/11 (09/22/11)
Basketball Golf Miscellaneous Submit items by mail, fax or email to be included in the calendar as space permits....
Cardinals ink one-year deal with Berkman (09/22/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lance Berkman has agreed to another one-year contract with St. Louis, giving the Cardinals a valuable bat for 2012 if this year's September charge falls short.
Red zone work a point of emphasis for Rams' offense (09/22/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Sam Bradford had a very good day in Week 2, except for the scoreboard. The St. Louis Rams' inability to finish drives is one of the biggest reasons they're 0-2 for the fifth straight season. They've scored only two touchdowns in the first two games and were thwarted three times inside the 10 in their Monday night loss to the New York Giants, leading to a larger chunk of Wednesday's practice being devoted to red zone offense...
Cardinals down Mets, scratch closer to Braves (09/22/11)
ST. LOUIS -- David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals really are enjoying the final stretch. Freese drove in five runs with a go-ahead three-run homer and a triple, and the surging St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 6-5 on Wednesday night for their 12th win in 14 games...
Central Junior High's dance team experiences competitive success (09/22/11)
A group of determined girls at Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School have sashayed themselves into competitive success and new friendships as members of the school's dance team. Over the summer, the 13-member team attended a Universal Dance Association camp held at Southeast Missouri State University. ...
neXt up 9/22/11 (09/22/11)
"Abduction," rated PG-13 @ AMC Town Plaza 5 "Dolphin Tale," rated PG @ Cape West 14 Cine "Killer Elite," rated R @ Cape West 14 Cine "Moneyball," rated PG-13 @ Cape West 14 Cine Next Week "FIFA Soccer 12," PS3, Xbox 360, Wii...
who's neXt 9/22/11 (09/22/11)
ACCOMPLISHMENTS -- From staff reports ...
Hooked on Science: A hex nut can show the power of gravity 9/22/11 (09/22/11)
You can put a hex nut into a plastic bottle without touching it. STEP 1: Cut the index card into four long strips. Overlap the ends of the index card strips and tape them to each other. Connect the taped strips to create a hoop. STEP 2: Balance the hoop vertically over the plastic bottle. Place the hex nut on top of the hoop directly above the opening of the plastic bottle...
Gary Gravatt (09/22/11)
Gary DeWayne Gravatt, 58, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at his home. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens near Morley, Mo. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo., is in charge of arrangements...
Lela Francis (09/22/11)
Lela Marie "Ree Ree" Francis, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home...
Glen Harper (09/22/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Glen Harper, 69, of Benton died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 4, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, to Raymond Glenburn and Virginia Lee Bertrand Harper. Glen had worked for Bertrand Plumbing and Heating. He was a member of the Carpenters Union in Kansas City...
Jack Shell (09/22/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Jack Howard Shell, 65, of Marble Hill passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born June 23, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, son of George Howard and Mildred Bess Shell. Jack graduated from Murray State University with a master's degree in business administration. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega while attending MSU...
Leslie Grah (09/22/11)
Leslie Grah passed away peacefully in the home of his daughter in Scott City on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at an astonishing 105 years old. He was born Sept. 27, 1905, to Mary and August Grah of Chester, Ill. Les was married in 1928 to Elnora Lindsey. with whom he had three daughters. Les was remarried in 1953 to Bessie Hubbs...
Betty Glueck (09/22/11)
Betty L. Glueck, 81, passed away peacefully at her home in St. Charles, Mo., on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. She was born May 21, 1930, in Perryville, Mo., daughter of Velma Farrar and Lonnie Mehner. She and Herbert Anton Glueck were married Jan. 23, 1948, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death Sept. 23, 1980...
Joseph Prost (09/22/11)
Joseph Russell Prost, 65, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. He was born April 3,1946, in St. Louis, to Russell Joseph and Marie G. Rehm Prost. He and Terri Amrhein were married March 10, 2000, in Cape Girardeau...
Births 9/22/11 (09/22/11)
Twin daughters to Chad Edward and Kendra Anne Berkbuegler of Pleasant Hill, Mo., Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Kelsi Sheridan was born at 6:12 p.m. and weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces. Shelbi Cheyenne was born at 6:46 p.m. ...
Cape Girardeau fire report 9/22/11 (09/22/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Jackson police and fire report 9/22/11 (09/22/11)
The Jackson Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/22/11 (09/22/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 9/22/11 (09/22/11)
Ken Hulshof, who worked in the Cape Girardeau County defender's office for several years, recently joined the county's prosecuting attorney's staff; he graduated from law school in 1983 at the University of Mississippi. Officials with Missouri Pacific Systems in St. ...
Nonpartisan court plan has served Missouri well (09/22/11)
In Monday's paper the Southeast Missourian reprinted a Wall Street Journal editorial that criticized Missouri's judicial selection process in nominating three attorneys for the governor to consider for appointment to the Supreme Court of Missouri. Moreover, as it has in the past, the Wall Street Journal continues to say that "Missourians have been unhappy with the system."...
Delta shelter (09/22/11)
It's good to see families, churches and other groups take the initiative to meet needs of those who have fallen on hard times. One local couple having done just that is Shirley and Danny Hollowell. More than a year ago, the Hollowells approached the Delta School District about purchasing the soon-to-be vacant elementary school. ...
What politicians are avoiding (09/22/11)
For many years tariffs were an important part of the American Economy. In the 1800s tariffs were the primary source of revenue for the Federal Reserve. Later from 1918-1940, protective tariffs were used by the government to protect undeveloped, noncompetitive industries. After World War II, American industry prospered, GATT (General Agreement on Tariff and Trade) was established and the U.S. promoted minimizing tariffs and liberalizing trade among capitalist countries...
Speak Out 9/22/11 (09/22/11)
I read in the newspaper the other day where John Jordan was elected president of the sheriffs association for Missouri, and I also read a couple months ago where John Clifton was named chairman of the Missouri Coroners Association. I think our county can be proud of both of these men. It's good representation for us...
Prayer 9/22/11 (09/22/11)
O Heavenly Father, may we use good judgment, judgment based on your Holy Word. Amen.
Area residents go on mission study tour (09/22/11)
Several area residents went on a mission study tour with Heifer International Sept. 7 through 9. The group toured Heifer Ranch, Heifer Global Village, Heifer International Headquarters and the William Clinton Presidential Library. Those attending were Tom Mueller, Rodger and Jean Rice, Jerry Turner, Susan and Rodger Jespersen, Jim Sanderson, Jerry Staler, and Carol Oliver, Missouri Heifer representative, Columbia, Mo...
Dream Becomes Reality for Trinity Lutheran School (09/22/11)
Trinity Lutheran School of Cape Girardeau, located at 55 N. Pacific, dedicated their new Pre-Kindergarten classroom on Sunday September 18th. This project had been on the "Wish List" for several years and consisted of moving the existing Pre-Kindergarten room from the 3rd floor of the building to the 1st floor. ...
Guardsman honors local Cape business (09/22/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Kevin Cantwell, president of Big River Telephone Company in Cape Girardeau, was recently presented with a Patriot Award in recognition of his extraordinary support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves. The Patriot Award was created by the Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve to recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees who have answered their nation's call to duty...
Cat Ranch Round Up coming this weekend (09/22/11)
Get ready for a weekend of fun and entertainment at the Cat Ranch Round Up! This annual event, held both Saturday and Sunday in Marble Hill, is bigger and better than ever this year, and includes something for everyone, from fine arts to rendezvous and lots of good food...
Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada (09/22/11)
Lake Louise, a jewel in Banff National Park. The lake is filled from the Victoria glacier. The sunlight reflected by the glacial silt results in the colors of the lake.
volleyball game (09/22/11)
My daughter playing in volleyball game last week. Fredericktown against Perryville.
Mandy Goes For A Ride (09/22/11)
Mandy Loves to go riding in her doggie buggy . Mandy is a Teacup Yorkie owners - Irvin and Peggy Landewee Mandy's favorite activity is riding in her doggie buggy around the neighborhood.
Humminbird Moth (09/22/11)
The Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird Moth , many people will think it is a hummingbird because of its colors and how it flies, some people mistake it for a large bumblebee ,they come out on warm sunny days and you can find them in gardens , fields and the edge of woods. I found this one in downtown Cape Girardeau...
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