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Restoration of Bald Knob Cross almost complete (09/26/11)
ALTO PASS, Ill. -- Bald Knob Cross Road in Alto Pass winds through the hills of Southern Illinois, cutting through thick forest and vast farmland. The road has sharp turns and steep inclines, and the cracked pavement is filled with potholes and bumps. After rounding the road's final corner and continuing up a hill, drivers finally lay eyes on the newly restored, solid white Bald Knob Cross of Peace...
Funding for disabilities board now Missouri's third-lowest (09/26/11)
The decision to cut the Cape Girardeau County Board for Developmental Disabilities' funding earlier this month has knocked it to the third-lowest in the state, behind only by Polk and New Madrid counties. County leaders who voted for the cut said knowing that wouldn't have changed their minds, but those who serve on the board said it was lamentable and could cause problems later on if the funding isn't restored next year...
Ellsinore man to stand trial on drug, arson charges (09/26/11)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- An Ellsinore, Mo., man was ordered to stand trial Friday on felony drug distribution and arson charges stemming from an investigation into the suspected wrongdoings of former Carter County sheriff Tommy Adams. Accompanied by his attorney, public defender Ian Page, Gary W. Bender appeared Friday morning in a Carter County courtroom for a preliminary hearing in his cases before Associate Circuit Randall Head of Iron County...
Poplar Bluff water tower punctured by rifle bullet (09/26/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Police officials said the city of Poplar Bluff is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the recent shooting of the Vandover Road water tower...
Man dies while diving at Bonne Terre mines (09/26/11)
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) -- An autopsy will seek to determine the cause of death for a Kansas man who died while diving at Bonne Terre Mines. The Park Hills Daily Journal reports that the 40-year-old man died Saturday at the old mining site in eastern Missouri that is now a popular place for divers. His name has not been released...
17 states seeking action to stop Asian carp, other species (09/26/11)
CHICAGO -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said he and his counterparts in 16 other states want to demand quicker federal action on preventing invasive species such as Asian carp from migrating between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds...
Volunteers replacing lost books in Joplin schools (09/26/11)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Kansas City librarian April Roy wanted to help after she heard that a tornado had devastated Joplin schools, including blowing away schoolbooks in some of the city's elementary schools. It took a while to figure it out, but Roy eventually came up with an idea to help students at the schools replace their reading material. It's a project called "Turning the Page: Building a Community of Readers."...
Shutdown averted? FEMA has enough disaster money (09/26/11)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After weeks of political brinkmanship in Congress, the threat of a partial government shutdown appeared to ease Monday with the disclosure that money to aid victims of natural disasters may last through the end of the budget year after all...
Worries about economy lead to lower prices at the gas pump (09/26/11)
NEW YORK -- Soaring gasoline prices are in the rearview mirror. For the first time in months, retail gasoline prices have fallen below $3 a gallon in places, including parts of Michigan, Missouri and Texas. And the relief is likely to spread thanks to a sharp decline in crude-oil prices...
Dogs try to break surfboard record in Guiness book (09/26/11)
Luigi leads the way as six dogs attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most dogs on a surfboard, during the Surf City Surf Dog event held in Huntington Beach, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. The dogs were not able to stay on for the required ten seconds. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Cindy Yamanaka)...
Hiker with broken leg survives four days alone in Utah desert (09/26/11)
SALT LAKE CITY -- A North Carolina man crawled four days across the Utah desert after breaking his leg on a solo hike, inspired by a Hollywood movie about a man who cut off his own arm to save himself after being trapped by a boulder in the same canyon...
Oil pipeline opponents pin hopes on Nebraska (09/26/11)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Environmentalists hoping to block a proposed underground oil pipeline that would snake 1,700 miles from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico have pinned their hopes on an unlikely ally -- the conservative state of Nebraska. Few states are as red as Nebraska, which hasn't supported a Democratic presidential candidate since 1964. But opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline has risen steadily since the project was proposed three years ago...
Jellyfish stings end attempt to swim from Cuba to United States (09/26/11)
MIAMI -- Endurance athlete Diana Nyad said she was disappointed and frustrated that her dream of swimming from Cuba to Florida was dashed by the searing pain of Portuguese man o' war stings. Nyad ended her swim Sunday about halfway through, telling The Associated Press the stings temporarily paralyzed her spine...
Freed hikers: Iran held us because we're American (09/26/11)
NEW YORK -- Two American hikers held for years in an Iranian prison came home Sunday, declaring that they were detained because of their nationality, not because they might have crossed the border from Iraq. Joshua Fattal and Shane Bauer arrived in New York on Sunday morning, ending their diplomatic and personal ordeal with a sharp rebuke of the country that sentenced each to eight years in jail for espionage and illegally walking into Iran. ...
Hezbollah leader could get military tribunal in U.S. (09/26/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is considering a military trial in the United States for a Hezbollah commander now detained in Iraq, U.S. counterterrorism officials said, previewing a potential prosecution strategy that has failed before but may offer a solution to a difficult legal problem for the government...
Congress hits budget impasse as deadline nears (09/26/11)
WASHINGTON -- Just days away from a possible government shutdown, lawmakers boxed themselves into a new budget impasse Friday. With Congress' approval ratings already at an all-time low, a tit-for-tat over disaster aid left Republicans and Democrats -- and the House and Senate -- in a familiar faceoff. Deep partisan disputes pushed the government to the edge of a partial shutdown in April, and to the brink of a debt ceiling crisis in late July...
Ford's top exec: Recovery slow but 'on the right track' (09/26/11)
NEW YORK -- At his first news conference as CEO of Ford, Alan Mulally was asked how he could run such a complex company with no experience in the car business. The former Boeing executive responded that cars, which have around 10,000 parts, are indeed sophisticated. Then he smiled and noted that a jumbo jet has 4 million parts -- and it flies...
Netflix creates new uproar with splitting of services (09/26/11)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The CEO of Netflix said he was sorry for mishandling a recent price increase that caused customers to cancel the service in droves. But the apology was drowned out by a decision that angered subscribers all over again. The company will split into two services -- one with a new name that offers the familiar discs in red envelopes and another for online streaming of TV shows and movies...
Blasts kill 10 in Shiite holy city in Iraq (09/26/11)
BAGHDAD -- Back-to-back bomb blasts ripped through one of the holiest cities in Shiite Islam Sunday, killing at least 10 people in a community still reeling from a deadly bus hijacking earlier this month that left Iraq's Shiites again feeling hunted...
Building once used by CIA is attacked in Afghanistan (09/26/11)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A building used by the CIA in Kabul came under attack Sunday, U.S. and Afghan officials said, the latest in a series of attacks in the Afghan capital. Afghan authorities said gunfire was heard in the evening near the Ariana Hotel, a building that former U.S. ...
Gadhafi gunmen cross border from Algeria to attack Libya (09/26/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- Gunmen loyal to Moammar Gadhafi have crossed the Libyan border from Algeria and attacked revolutionary forces in a town near the frontier, killing six people, officials said Sunday. The cross-border attack on Saturday shows loyalist forces have managed to escape Libya and regroup and collect arms, bolstering fears the North African nation could face a protracted insurgency...
Saudi women get right to vote, but can't drive yet (09/26/11)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, considered a reformer by the standards of his own ultraconservative kingdom, decreed on Sunday that women will for the first time have the right to vote and run in local elections due in 2015...
Palestinian president receives hero's welcome on return from failed U.N. bid (09/26/11)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- President Mahmoud Abbas received a hero's welcome Sunday from thousands of cheering, flag-waving Palestinians, having made a bid for United Nations recognition that appears destined to fail but has allowed him to finally step out of the shadow of his predecessor Yasser Arafat...
Senior Pakistani commanders meet after criticism from U.S. (09/26/11)
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's army chief convened a special meeting of senior commanders Sunday following U.S. allegations that the military's spy agency helped militants attack American targets in Afghanistan, the army said. The government also summoned home the country's foreign minister early from a trip to the United States to attend a meeting of all major political parties to discuss the American allegations of support for the militant Haqqani network...
Redhawks soccer game postponed due to lightning (09/26/11)
Lightning put a stop to the Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team's match at Ohio Valley Conference rival Murray State on Sunday afternoon. After a two-hour delay, the squads took the field and played about eight minutes before lightning returned and forced the stoppage...
Cardinals move to within one game of Braves in NL wild card race (09/26/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals headed to Houston wearing Hawaiian shirts and already dressed for a party. Nearly out of contention a month ago, St. Louis pulled within one game of the Atlanta Braves in the NL wild-card race when Rafael Furcal hitting a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning Sunday in a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs...
Ravens pummel winless Rams 37-7 (09/26/11)
ST. LOUIS -- This NFL thing, it's no big deal for Torrey Smith. In their dreams, the St. Louis Rams' secondary will be chasing the rookie wide receiver who registered barely a blip on the scouting report. Smith caught long touchdown passes from Joe Flacco totaling 133 yards on his first three career receptions, a huge first half that sparked a franchise record-setting day on offense by the Baltimore Ravens in a 37-7 rout of the defenseless St. Louis Rams on Sunday...
Pujols receives standing ovations from Cards fans (09/26/11)
ST. LOUIS -- As a person who lives in the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Ill., Chicago Cubs pitcher Randy Wells understands the importance of Albert Pujols to the Cardinals and their fans. Wells graciously stepped aside and let Pujols enjoy a 45-second standing ovation during his first at-bat Sunday in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over the Cubs...
Redhawks shake off blowouts in OVC opener (09/26/11)
The Southeast Missouri State football team fell to 0-3 with Saturday's 38-31 loss at Tennessee Tech in the Redhawks' Ohio Valley Conference opener. Although it was another defeat, there were positive signs for the defending OVC champion Redhawks. First and foremost, Southeast appeared to show that its complete futility in the first two games -- a 38-10 loss to FCS power SIU and a 59-0 pasting at Purdue of the Big Ten Conference -- largely was because of the level of competition...
Soprano Westenra worries about native New Zealand (09/26/11)
LONDON -- New Zealand's classical music star, Hayley Westenra, says her hometown of Christchurch is "still struggling" following the deadly earthquake in February. The 24-year-old best-selling soprano left Christchurch for London a few days before the disaster hit Feb. 22...
Medical code descriptions expanding to 140,000 entries (09/26/11)
The system of codes doctors and hospitals use to describe the ways they treat patients is about to go from 18,000 entries to about 140,000. A new federally mandated version of the International Classification of Disease coding system will allow health care providers to more specifically indicate where and how injuries occur...
People on the move 9/26/11 (09/26/11)
Jon K. Rust, Southeast Missourian publisher and co-president of Cape Girardeau-based media company Rust Communications, was elected chairman of the board for Suburban Newspapers of America at its annual meeting Sept. 15 in Phoenix. SNA represents more than 2,100 newspapers with circulation above 22 million in the United States and Canada. ...
Newspapers ahead of pack as news source (09/26/11)
Despite the popularity of social media websites, a new survey shows Americans still turn most often to newspaper sites and continue to value journalists' roles in bringin them the news. Among 522 people surveyed by Ongo, a subscription news service delivered via apps for iPhones and iPads, 73.5 percent of respondents said they turn most often to newspaper websites, or news aggregator sites such as Yahoo! or Google News, 64.4 percent...
Louis E. Sanders (09/26/11)
Louis Edward Sanders died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at the home of his daughter, Sharon K. Sanders, in Cape Girardeau. He was 93 years old. Sanders was born Sept. 27, 1917, near Commerce, Mo., the son of Henry Sanders and Hulda Sander Sanders Hilleman. He married Frances M. Stehr on May 28, 1956, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau. She preceded him in death Feb. 8, 2004...
Paul Johnson (09/26/11)
Paul Johnson, 56, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Du Quoin, Ill., passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. He was born on Jan. 23, 1955, to David Ivan and Maxine Daily Johnson in Du Quoin. He was married Jan. 16, 1982, to Nancy Beatty of Mannington, W.Va...
Births 9/26/11 (09/26/11)
Daughter to Adrian and Angelina Nicole Padilla-Hernandez of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 6:44 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Name, Katrina Guadalupe. Weight, 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Padilla-Hernandez is the former Angelina Myers, daughter of Joallen Myers of Tamms, Ill...
Cape Girardeau fire report 9/26/11 (09/26/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Jackson police and fire report 9/26/11 (09/26/11)
The Jackson Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/26/11 (09/26/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police reported 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 9/26/11 (09/26/11)
Although construction is well underway on the multipurpose building here, the Cape Girardeau City Council and the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents have yet to pick a name for the facility; three months ago, the board of managers recommended it be named the River Heritage Center...
John Jordan (09/26/11)
Last month Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Jordan was sworn in as the president of the Missouri Sheriffs' Association. Throughout his yearlong term, Jordan, who has served as Cape Girardeau County's sheriff for more than 16 years, will meet with county sheriffs around the state discussing what issues each face...
Obama creates crises (09/26/11)
Every policy idea initiated by the Obama administration propagates "Big Government power." All have been initiated by Obama riding in on his Black Trojan Horse named "crises" creating an urgent need to "pass this bill" (without reading and debating it of course) in answer to an "emergency" Obama was instrumental in creating...
Speak Out 9/26/11 (09/26/11)
IN response to the article in the Missourian regarding the fears that cutting money from defense spending will "gut" our national defense, I would like to say that almost any government program can be streamlined to make it more efficient. For example, it was recently revealed that the Department of Defense spent more than $750 million on late fees for storage containers. ...
Prayer 9/26/11 (09/26/11)
O Lord Jesus, Spirit of truth, come and guide our paths. Amen.
AID's "Wizard of Oz" a Joyous Success (09/26/11)
With a second production now under their belt, members of Project Stage Light have proven they have what it takes to put on a theatrical production where the phrase "developmentally disabled" is left at the door. More than 800 friends, family, and community members laughed, clapped, and even shed some joyous tears earlier this month, as 70 cast and crew members performed "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" at Cape Central Jr. ...
Former Mules RB Hubbard signs with Wichita Wild (09/26/11)
Tywon Hubbard, former out standing running back at the University of Central Missouri recently signed a free agent Pro Football contract for the 2012 season with the IFL's Wichita Wild. Tywon Hubbard had an excellent MIAA Pro Day as well as outstanding performances at tryouts for the UFL and several CFL teams. ...
Young Abe Lincoln (09/26/11)
Never before seen photo of a young Abraham Lincoln.
SoutheastHEALTH Rehab Reunion (09/26/11)
David Baldwin of Cairo, Ill., reaches out to bat a balloon as his wife Linda looks on at a reunion of former Inpatient Rehabilitation patients at Southeast Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 22. About 50 people turned out for the third annual reunion organized by the Hospital's Rehab staff...
Bow Lake (09/26/11)
Bow Lake is along the Icefields Highway, running north out of Banff National Park and through part of Jasper national Park, Canada.
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