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Weather forces move of Fields of Faith event (10/12/11)
The Fields of Faith event set for tonight at Houck Stadium has been moved to the Cape Central High School gymnasium, according to event organizers. Fields of Faith is an event meant to promote Christianity and faith among high school and college students through inspirational talks by area coaches and worship activities...
Civil War Confederate shrine at Cape Girardeau courthouse vandalized (10/12/11)
A Civil War monument on the grounds of the Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau was struck by vandals who spray-painted both sides of the shrine with apparent pro-Union sentiments, nearly 150 years after the last shot was fired. Black paint was being scrubbed off Tuesday morning by a two-man crew from Marble Hill, Mo.-based Liley Monuments, and they hoped it would be graffiti-free by Tuesday afternoon...
Neighborhood group holding eighth annual block party (10/12/11)
Neighborhood Connections, the local neighborhood watch group for the area around May Greene Garden Park, will host its eighth annual Block Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The Block Party and picnic will be held at May Greene Garden Park and on Fountain Street between Broadway and Themis Street...
Attorney asks judge to deny deposition of Clay Waller's father (10/12/11)
Clay Waller's attorney is challenging the state's application to preserve the testimony of Waller's father that his son admitted to murdering his estranged wife.
Shelter, religious center helps people in transition (10/12/11)
Just a month into operations of the Amen Center at the former Delta Elementary School, Danny and Shirley Hollowell say they are floored by the amount of community support they've received. So far, area churches have stepped up to paint and furnish rooms. Others have seen information about the shelter in the media and have shown up to help...
Development deal for Esquire Theater to be announced today (10/12/11)
An announcement about the future of the Esquire Theater on Broadway in Cape Girardeau is expected to come today during a 10 a.m. news conference, a source close to the deal confirmed to the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday. While city and downtown organization officials remained mum about the project, Old Town Cape released a vague media advisory about a "development deal" that would be announced at the Esquire's address, 824 Broadway...
Commander Premier doesn't make bond payment to stop eviction (10/12/11)
BENTON, Mo., -- Commander Premier Aircraft Corp. failed to pay its $140,000 by close of business Tuesday and will likely be evicted from city-owned property at the airport Wednesday, officials say. The eviction would come almost four years after the city received the recently bankrupted aircraft company's last rent payment. The company last paid rent in December 2007 and owes the city $827,000 in back payments...
Pogo stick 'awesome exercise' (10/12/11)
LAURA SIMON ~ lsimon@semissourian.com Brian Huckstep jumps on his Vurtego V3 pogo stick in a parking lot off Broadway Tuesday, October 11, 2011 in Cape Girardeau. Huckstep learned of the air spring pogo stick from the television show "Ridiculousness" and bought one of his own three weeks ago. Huckstep said "It's awesome exercise."...
Missouri lawmakers to make another attempt on jobs bill (10/12/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The effort may be futile, but Senate Republicans decided Tuesday to make one more attempt at settling their differences with House members on a business-incentive bill that has been the focal point of a six-week-long special session...
Missouri attorney general calls for dismissal of redistricting lawsuit (10/12/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri attorney general's office contends a lawsuit challenging new congressional districts should be dismissed. Some Democrats filed a lawsuit last month challenging the new districts. They argue the districts are not compact and contiguous, deny equal rights and reflect the use of government power to benefit a few instead of preserving the general welfare...
No sign of missing baby found in search of well (10/12/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Crews spent hours Tuesday emptying and then searching a 36-foot well at an abandoned home in the neighborhood where a 10-month-old girl was reported missing a week ago, but once again authorities came up empty-handed. Authorities said the house had already been condemned, and about an hour after the search ended, wrecking crews came in, demolished it and carted the pieces away in dump trucks. A caller had suggested police search the property...
Mission launched to see if oil remains on sunken tanker (10/12/11)
Two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, a Japanese submarine launched a torpedo at an American oil tanker just off the California coast, sinking the ship and possibly 3 million gallons of crude to the bottom of the ocean. All 38 people on board were rescued and the story was largely forgotten but the legacy of this little known chapter during World War II could have significant environmental implications...
Christie backs Romney for GOP presidential nod (10/12/11)
LEBANON, N.H. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- who spurned repeated calls to run for president himself -- endorsed Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday, sending a signal to the skeptical GOP establishment to fall in line behind the former Massachusetts governor...
GOP senators vote to defeat Obama's jobs bill (10/12/11)
WASHINGTON -- United against Barack Obama, Senate Republicans voted Tuesday night to kill the jobs package the president had spent weeks campaigning for across the country, a stinging loss at the hands of lawmakers opposed to stimulus-style spending and a tax increase on the very wealthy...
Haircut assaults put glare on Ohio Amish community (10/12/11)
BERGHOLZ, Ohio -- In an unusual public display of trouble among the traditionally guarded Amish, a breakaway group is accused of attacking mainstream members by cutting off their beards and hair, which carry spiritual significance in the faith...
Clinton: Plot to kill Saudi will isolate Iran (10/12/11)
WASHINGTON -- An alleged Iranian plot to hire Mexican drug cartel killers to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States on American soil "crosses a line" in Iran's state sponsorship of terrorism and will further isolate the Islamic republic, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday...
Arby's workers in 5 states to get $57K in back pay (10/12/11)
TULSA, Okla. -- Federal officials say more than 700 Arby's workers in five states are to receive nearly $57,000 in back wages. The U.S. Labor Department announced Tuesday that Tulsa-based United States Beef Corp. has agreed to make the payment to 759 current and former Arby's workers...
Bill passed to sanction China for currency (10/12/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Tuesday to threaten China with higher tariffs on Chinese products made cheap through an artificially undervalued currency, which lawmakers blame for destroying American jobs. The House, though, is unlikely to take up the bill, which some American businesses warn could trigger a trade war...
FDIC backs ban on banks trading for own profit (10/12/11)
WASHINGTON -- Banks would be barred from trading for their own profit instead of their clients under a rule federal regulators proposed Tuesday. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. backed the draft rule on a 3-0 vote. The ban on so-called proprietary trading was required under the financial overhaul law...
Anger grows at Egypt military for deaths (10/12/11)
CAIRO -- Videos of military armored vehicles plowing through Christian protesters and images of their flattened bodies are fueling rage against the ruling army generals, even beyond Egypt's Christian community. Activists accused the military of fomenting sectarian hatred as a way to end protests and halt criticism...
Ukraine's Tymoshenko sentenced to 7 years in jail (10/12/11)
KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday on charges of abuse of office in signing a gas deal with Russia, a verdict the European Union and the United States both condemned as politically motivated...
Central boys soccer team knocks off Notre Dame (10/12/11)
The Central boys soccer team dominated Notre Dame in the first half and rode that momentum to a 2-1 victory Tuesday.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Jordan Gramling (10/12/11)
Central swimming coach Dayna Powell said senior Jordan Gramling's preparation before a race plays a large role in his success. "The thing that I really like about Jordan is he might get a little nervous but he doesn't get overly nervous," Powell said. "He's very good at focusing on his race only. You look at him behind the blocks before the race, he's not looking around. He's doesn't look worried. He's looking at the pool and you can tell he's definitely focused on what he's doing...
High school roundup: Jackson pair earns trip to girls state tennis meet (10/12/11)
All the scores from Tuesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Taller Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team ready to build on last year's success (10/12/11)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team won its first OVC tournament game since the 2004-05 season.
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team' roster features few new faces (10/12/11)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team returns nine players from last season's team that went 8-21 overall.
Southeast Missouri State baseball workouts set to conclude with Series (10/12/11)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball program will conclude fall workouts with its annual Steak and Beans World Series. The best-of-seven intrasquad series begins at 1 p.m. Thursday at Capaha Field.
NLCS Game 3 shapes up as battle of aces (10/12/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Carpenter can be an ornery cuss on the day he pitches. He prowls the mound, barks at hitters and on at least one occasion has been known to invite a basepath collision. The 36-year-old right-hander has been in dominating mode since midseason, although he won just 11 games for the St. Louis Cardinals. He will face Milwaukee Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo, a 17-game winner, in today's Game 3...
Dr. Grow: Now's the time to cool your lawn (10/12/11)
A common misconception among gardeners is that the best time of the year to start improving a cool-season lawn, consisting of bluegrasses, ryes and fescues, is in the spring of the year. I suppose this idea has developed because most vegetable and agriculture crops are planted in the spring and harvested in the fall...
Submit your recipes and have them printed (10/12/11)
Reader mail has been great this week. I really like to have input from area readers. It adds a nice variety to the column, and I always enjoy seeing where the mail comes from. Maybe you have a recipe you would like to share with other cooks. If so, send it in and we will share it in this column...
Rihanna says she's happy for Chris Brown's success (10/12/11)
NEW YORK -- Rihanna says she resented Chris Brown for a time, but has put that behind her and is happy that her former boyfriend has found success in music again. Rihanna tells Esquire magazine that disliking Brown "was taking up too much of my time" and that she has moved on from that...
Wendell Bigham (10/12/11)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Wendell Bigham, 28, of Killeen, Texas, formerly of Olive Branch, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at his home. He served in the U.S. Army. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Buddy Walls officiating. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery, with military graveside honors by Illinois National Guard...
John Dowling Jr. (10/12/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- John Henry Dowling Jr., 78, of Charleston passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Charleston Manor. He was born June 27, 1933, in Lilbourn, Mo., to John Henry and Geneva Copeland Dowling Sr. Dowling was a graduate of Diehlstadt High School and the University of Missouri...
Margaret Mayfield (10/12/11)
Margaret Ann Mayfield, 79, of Jackson passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Monticello House. She was born June 14, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Edgar and Cecil Helton Clippard. She and Clarence A. Mayfield were married April 2, 1977, in Jackson...
Dr. Gary Miller (10/12/11)
Dr. Gary L. Miller, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Bill S. Vincent officiating. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall...
Elizabeth Spitzmiller (10/12/11)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Elizabeth "Beth" Spitzmiller, 63, of Advance passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at her home. She was born Oct. 16, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Gerald and Virginia Shell Bird. Beth and William "Mack" Spitzmiller were married May 28, 1966, in Advance. He preceded her in death July 31, 2009...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/12/11 (10/12/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/12/11 (10/12/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 10/12/11 (10/12/11)
The congregation of Hanover Lutheran Church celebrates the 140th anniversary of the church with a service of praise and thanksgiving in the morning; guest speaker is the Rev. Theodore Wittrock of Bronx, N.Y.; he is the son of the Rev. William Wittrock Sr., who served Hanover from 1928-1955...
Wall Street protests do not represent our America (10/12/11)
The Occupy Wall Street folk are getting their fair share of attention -- though most Americans must be confused with just exactly what these people are protesting. Despite their laundry list of grievances, the protesters are basically attempting to call attention to the "greedy" Wall Street bankers and other faceless corporate rascals...
Biker assembly (10/12/11)
Students at Orchard Elementary in Jackson recently had a school assembly they will never forget. Bill Nitschke and Tyler Sparr, part of the Indianapolis-based Wonder Wheels BMX Stunt Team, performed several tricks on their bicycles as students watched in amazement. But Nitschke and Sparr do more in their performances than perform jaw-dropping feats. They use their platform to share positive messages with today's youths...
Speak Out 10/12/11 (10/12/11)
I just saw five runners running down the side of Mount Auburn Road before sunrise. They were very respectful. They all had on either flashing lights or reflective clothing. They were running on the sidewalk, being very careful not to disrupt traffic. Now, those are good exercise people. Keep up the good work...
Prayer 10/12/11 (10/12/11)
O Lord Jesus, we worship you, for your name is above every other name. Amen.
Ride of the Week submission (10/12/11)
Make and model: 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Owner(s): Anthony Brown Sr Owner's hometown: Cape Girardeau MO Special features: 307 V8 competition cam ,2000 watt stereo system My car's name: 85 Cutty How I fell in love with my ride: the color and it is rare...
Malden, where the chili is hot and the cars are cool (10/12/11)
If you like your chili hot and your cars cool, then you have no better place to be on Saturday, October 15 than in downtown Malden, Missouri for the annual "Hot Chili-Cool Cars" celebration. The Malden Chamber of Commerce, along with Director Brenda Williams extends an invitation for a day full of fun events and good food...
Third Tuesday Tea Time (10/12/11)
The Cape County Tea Party (CCTP) will hold a 6:30pm open meeting each month on the third Tuesday of the month at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. This month's meeting will be on October 18th. The Third Tuesday Tea Time meetings will focus on increasing CCTP membership, topical speakers, takeaway activism, and fulfilling CCTP's mission!...
Vandals Represent P.C. Double Standard (10/12/11)
The Tuesady, October 11, 2011 Southeast Missourian at the following URL http://www.semissourian.com/story/1772540.html?response=no carried a story about Cape Girardeau's Confederate monument being vandalized. In it Scott House stated, "The war has been over for almost 150 years. People should get over their hate issues on whatever side they have. It's hard to tell why somebody would do something like that."...
US Bank donates to Habitat for Humanity (10/12/11)
US Bank donated $1200 to Habitat for Humanity-Cape Area. This grant will help cover the construction cost of building a home for a low income family. Pictured from the left are Jill Miller, Executive Director, Jim Ham and Kim Skrob with US Bank.
US Bank donates to Jackson R-2 School District (10/12/11)
US Bank donated $1000 to the Jackson R-2 School District Foundation. The donation will go towards teaching and learning grants. US Bancorp Foundation donates to organizations that offer support to programs that improve the educational and economic opportunities of low and moderate income families. Pictured from the left are Kelly Waller, Foundation President, Justin Keen, Foundation Treasurer, Ryan Wiley and Steve Green with US Bank...
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