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Redhawks game vs. Murray State tonight sold out (02/15/12)
Tonight's game between the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks men's basketball team and the nationally ranked Murray State Racers is sold out. The university sports department announced the sell-out in a news release this morning. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the Show Me Center...
Urban deer hunting hearing set for Feb. 28 (02/15/12)
With debate already at a feverish pitch, the public is about to be given the opportunity to weigh in on the issue of urban deer hunting in Cape Girardeau. A public forum has been set for 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Osage Centre, an event that is expected to draw a large crowd to voice support, questions -- and likely a few criticisms -- about a move to thin the city's growing herd...
Getting By: Cape police want officials to consider new station (02/15/12)
Water leaks into strategically placed buckets. Laundry from as many as 29 inmates is done in a common household washer and dryer. And the quarters are so cramped that about 22 of the staff of 97 continue to work in what amounts to a double-wide mobile home...
Man gets 7 years for torching Cape office complex (02/15/12)
The man who admitted to torching an office complex on Mount Auburn Road in November received seven years in prison Tuesday. Mark K. Carleton, 26, destroyed the office complex at 1707 N. Mount Auburn Road on Nov. 21 when he set fire to paper and laid it on the floor inside the building. He took an open plea to a second-degree arson charge last month...
Farm land to face higher tax rate (02/15/12)
Now is not the time to raise tax assessments on Missouri farmers, say proponents of resolutions in the legislature to repeal an agricultural land tax increase. Under a policy set by the State Tax Commission in December, Missouri's most productive farm land will face a higher tax rate...
Man who threatened bank robbery could face charges of disturbing the peace (02/15/12)
A prosecutor will determine whether the man who allegedly threatened to rob a Cape Girardeau bank Friday will face a peace disturbance charge. A 55-year-old man was arrested after he entered the US Bank at 325 N. Kingshighway around 1 p.m. Friday and became angry with a cashier, according to police. The cashier had informed the man that she could not cash a check for him because he was not an account holder and did not have the identification the bank requires...
Judge upholds new map of Mo. House districts (02/15/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A trial judge has rejected a lawsuit challenging newly drawn districts for the 163-seat Missouri House. A bipartisan group including two former lawmakers filed suit arguing the new House map violates requirements for districts to have similar populations and be contiguous and compact. They also argued that a special judicial panel responsible for drawing the map violated Missouri's open meetings law...
Pachyderms to host judges' panel in Cape (02/15/12)
The Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club will host a panel of judges at its Thursday meeting at Dexter Bar-B-Que in Cape Girardeau. Judges will include Circuit Court Judge Ben Lewis, Associate Circuit Court Judge Gary Kamp and Associate Circuit Court Judge Scott Lipke.
Jackson board approves student/staff communication policy (02/15/12)
Jackson's school board approved new district policies covering communication between students and staff at its meeting Tuesday. The changes and additions to the policies came in response to state legislation passed in 2011 that requires school districts to create a policy concerning staff-student communication by March 1...
12 grams of heroin seized at Poplar Bluff, Mo., home (02/15/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Poplar Bluff police recently seized what is described as the city's first "substantial quantity" of pure heroin, taking it off the streets before it could be processed for sale. A few months ago, Chief Danny Whiteley said, his department reported heroin was coming from the St. Louis area into "various individuals in Poplar Bluff for distribution. …...
Poplar Bluff man sentenced to 22 years on drug charges (02/15/12)
A Poplar Bluff, Mo., man was sentenced to more than 22 years in federal prison Monday afternoon on multiple drug-related felonies, including conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Convicted in November of one count of conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and seven counts of possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture, Michael Joe "Buster" Wells, 57, appeared before U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. for sentencing...
Mo. Senate panel backs measure on birth control (02/15/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Debate over birth control is building within Missouri's Capitol. A state Senate committee endorsed legislation Tuesday allowing employers to refuse to provide insurance coverage for birth control, abortions or sterilization procedures, if doing so would go against an employer's religious beliefs...
Mo. Supreme Court strikes down most of ethics law (02/15/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Supreme Court has struck down much of a wide-ranging ethics law passed by state lawmakers in 2010. The 69-page legislation included sections changing campaign finance laws, giving greater power to the Missouri Ethics Commission and creating new crimes related to bribery and obstruction of ethics investigations. ...
Fugitive runs out of gas, calls Wyoming sheriff for help (02/15/12)
EVANSTON, Wyo. -- A 59-year-old fugitive is back behind bars after he ran out of gas in Wyoming and called the local sheriff's office for roadside assistance. The Wyoming Highway Patrol said Tuesday that Richard Vincent of Prine-ville, Ore., was wanted in Georgia for violating parole on a murder and escape conviction...
Iowa town welcomes back China's next president (02/15/12)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The last time China's soon-to-be leader visited Iowa, he slept in a bedroom with green shag carpeting and Star Trek character cutouts on the walls. He ate eggs with a spoon because his host forgot the chopsticks. But apparently Xi Jinping remembered the 1985 stay fondly because he insisted on returning this week to Muscatine, a small farming community he toured to learn about crop and livestock practices...
Scrap metal: One man's treasure is Cincinnati's headache (02/15/12)
CINCINNATI -- Scavenging scrap metal to sell enables 28-year-old Milissa Scarberry and family of seven to get by. She advertises on Craigslist offering free pickup, knocks on doors when she sees piles of metal outside, or helps herself to junked metal left on the curb for trash removal...
2011 banner year for wealthy colleges' fundraising efforts (02/15/12)
For the 99 percent of colleges, it was a pretty good fundraising year. For the 1 percent of super-wealthy elite, it was a much better one that catapulted them even further ahead of the pack. The latest annual college fundraising figures out today show donations to colleges and universities rose 8.2 percent in fiscal 2011, crossing back over the $30 billion mark for just the second time ever, and improving many schools' financial footing after several lean years due to the economic downturn...
Today in History (02/15/12)
Today is Wednesday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2012. There are 320 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 15, 1952, a funeral was held at Windsor Castle for Britain's King George VI, who had died nine days earlier. On this date:...
Key to Syrian regime's power is a divided opposition (02/15/12)
BEIRUT -- At a rented house just outside Syria's border, a dissident known only as "The Doctor" maps out attacks. Planners speak by Skype with fighters on the ground in Syria, while others raise money, drumming up cash from fellow exiles to buy weapons...
Southeast Missourian athlete of the week: Cape Central's Vance Toole (02/15/12)
Senior Vance Toole helped the Central boys basketball team earn a pair of victories over rivals in the last eight days. The guard played a key role in the Tigers' 60-51 win over Jackson at the Show Me Center. He went 8 of 8 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to help lock up the win...
Scott City boys basketball team defeats Scott County Central (02/15/12)
The Rams won the Scott-Mississippi Conference title with an 80-77 victory
Advance boys basketball team slips past Oran in overtime (02/15/12)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Oran offered Hunter Wilson a few opportunities for redemption Tuesday. The Advance senior made the most of his second chances. Wilson sank a crucial 3-pointer late in regulation to force a tie and went 7 of 8 from the free-throw line in overtime to lead the Hornets past the Eagles 69-59 in a battle of Class 2 District 3 boys basketball rivals...
Cape Central boys basketball team dumps Charleston for second consecutive win over regional power (02/15/12)
The Tigers won 61-53 to end the top-ranked Bluejays' winning streak at 21 games
High school roundup: Notre Dame boys win at buzzer, run victory streak to 13 (02/15/12)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team gets a second shot at Murray St. (02/15/12)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team presented a strong challenge to then-unbeaten Murray State two weeks ago. Southeast gets another crack at the Racers today in front of what could be one of the biggest crowds ever at the Show Me Center...
Blue Jackets cool off Blues (02/15/12)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Derek Dorsett's third-period goal lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets over the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night. A potential tying goal by St. Louis with 1.8 seconds left in regulation was disallowed. A scrum in the final seconds resulted in a pileup in the crease. Video replays showed the Blues' David Perron falling on top of a prone Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason and then shoving the puck into the net...
Rams introduce Snead as GM (02/15/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Les Snead used to skip class to watch the NFL draft on TV when he was in middle school in Eufaula, Ala. He compared his picks to the real ones, too. "I'd get the bubblegum cards and I'd try to have my own draft, pick a team and figure out ways to do fantasy football before they had it," Snead said. "So maybe I should have copyrighted the idea."...
Buffalo: America's original health food (02/15/12)
Why did the buffalo cross the road? Because it was the chicken's day off. It's not much of a joke, I know, but from a nutritional standpoint it's no joke at all. That's because when it comes to a healthy diet, buffalo can replace chicken any day. A standard serving of chicken, for example, contains 7.41 grams of fat, while the same amount of buffalo meat has only 2.42 grams, about a third as much. ...
Cookbook to support funding women's education (02/15/12)
Adelaide Parsons of Cape Girardeau sent a new cookbook to me, "Cooking with Missouri's P.E.O.s: Recipes from our Missouri State Chapters." The cookbook is a nice softcover, spiral-bound book with 231 pages of recipes in eight categories. Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) was founded in 1869. ...
William Borneman Jr. (02/15/12)
William Monroe "Bill" Borneman Jr., 65, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Delta, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. He was born Oct. 18, 1946, at Delta, to the late William M. and Novella Slinkard Borneman Sr. He and Emma Hefner were married June 19, 1964. They had a daughter and three sons. He and Theresa "Terry" Harris of Cape Girardeau were married June 2, 1984...
Daniel Glastetter (02/15/12)
Daniel Joseph Glastetter, 63, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. He was born Feb. 21, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, to Zeno Martin and Lenora Isabell Warren Glastetter. Mr. Glastetter was a graduate of Central High School. He had worked at Lee-Rowan in Jackson. He was of the Catholic belief...
Earline Leible (02/15/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Earline M. Leible, 78, of Perryville died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 26, 1933, in Crosstown, Mo., daughter of Harry and Clara Lintner Vinson. She and Aloysius F. "Lucius" Leible were married Oct. 22, 1955. He preceded her in death Oct. 21, 2005...
Joe McDowell (02/15/12)
Joe L. McDowell, 75, of Fruitland, a prominent farmer and cattleman, passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 1, 1936, in Cape Girardeau, to Roy and Roberta Stevenson McDowell. He and Erma McLain were married April 6, 1958, at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson...
Linda Mack (02/15/12)
Linda Mack, 64, of Jackson died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at her home. She was born Dec. 8, 1947, to Max and June Wendt Hempel. She married George Mack. Mrs. Mack was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Judy Davis. Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Tami Piedra of Cliffwood Beach, N.J., Lisa Cianfrone of Bayonne, N.J., Keri Price of Jackson and Amanda Kohout of Forked River, N.J.; a son, Brian Mack of Forked River; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Gail Severino; and a brother, Walter Hempel.. ...
Dr. Martine Tirmenstein (02/15/12)
DALLAS -- Dr. Martine Goodin Tirmenstein, 83, went home to his savior and to join his sweetheart Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, just in time for Valentine's Day. "Martin" was born Dec. 30, 1928, to Martine and Helen Tirmenstein in Benton, Mo. He met the love of his life, Peggy Jane Lott, in Memphis, Tenn., and after six years of courtship told her, "There are three things in life I want: you, a gun and to become a doctor." He got all three. ...
Edna Trapp (02/15/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Edna J. Trapp, 96, formerly of Perryville died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Mary Queen and Mother Center in St. Louis. She was born Aug. 6, 1915, in Perry County, daughter of Leo and Julia Meyer Unterreiner. She married Ignatius "Iggy" Trapp. He preceded her in death...
Edith Swartz (02/15/12)
CAIRO, Ill. — Edith Eleanor Ritchie Swartz, 88, of Cairo died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Daystar Care Center. As per her wishes, her body will be donated to science. Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara Tuck (02/15/12)
Barbara Tuck, 97, of Savannah, Tenn., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Savannah Health Care. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Lorimier Cemetery, with the Rev. Sam Roethemeyer officiating. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/15/12 (02/15/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 2/15/12 (02/15/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson police and fire report 2/15/12 (02/15/12)
Out of the past 2/15/12 (02/15/12)
The Rev. Craig L. Nessan is installed as the new pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church during the morning worship service; installing minister is the Rev. Herbert C. Peterson, assistant to the bishop of the Illinois Synod of the Lutheran Church in America...
The nonstop political news coverage (02/15/12)
You have to wonder if our nonstop, 24-hour political coverage is truly beneficial. Or does this political obsession breed cynicism with both the process and the players? As a self-proclaimed political junkie, I absorb the daily details of the electoral process with unbridled glee. This nonstop vetting and instant analysis is fascinating to me. But much of this fascination is akin to watching a train wreck...
Alumni director (02/15/12)
The Southeast Missouri University Foundation is in the midst of its selection process for the next alumni services director. Former director Shad Burner recently stepped down from the position to become vice president and director of operations for Broadway Esquire Entertainment Group LLC. He will also work as the director of Eustis Art Studios and as a real estate agent with Thomas Meyer Realty Associates...
Insight into a secularist's mind (02/15/12)
The director of Health and Human Services' recent announcement that this administration will give the Catholic Church an extra year to modify its beliefs and implement providing contraceptive, sterilization and abortive treatments in its health care plans gives us an important insight into the secularist mind, i.e. ...
Learning from history (02/15/12)
We often hear words to the effect that those who do not learn from history must repeat it. It appears that we in the United States of America have begun the slow march to reliving what happened in communist Russia and Nazi Germany in regard to freedom of religion and conscience. ...
Speak Out 2/15/12 (02/15/12)
THE Cape Girardeau's Parks and Recreation Polar Plunge was a super success in raising money for Special Olympics. All who were involved in coordinating the effort did an excellent job in making it a fun-filled fundraiser, but I would like to pay a special tribute to parks and recreation coordinator Chris Eastridge as well as roller girl and Polar Plunge participant Smash Mouth...
Prayer 2/15/12 (02/15/12)
O Heavenly Father, Almighty God, you are our refuge in whom we place our trust. Amen.
Flanagan to perform with All-District Jazz Band (02/15/12)
Matthew Flanagan, senior at Cape Central High School, has been selected to perform with the Southeast Missouri All-District Jazz Band at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center on the campus of Three Rivers Community College on February 18. Guest clinician for this year's All-District Band is Kris Berg, educator, performer and composer. ...
Brooke Baugher awarded Best in Show (02/15/12)
Brooke Baugher, a senior at Cape Central High School, poses with her fibers artwork that won Best in Show Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in the High School Art Exhibition at River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University. CHS and Cape Alternative Education Center were two of 16 area schools displaying in the exhibition in the Crisp Museum. ...
Girl Scout Cookie Program Continues (02/15/12)
If you've already ordered your favorite Girl Scout Cookies, they're here and delivery has begun! If you missed the first round or would like more, don't worry. From now until March 11, girls will continue to sell Girl Scout cookies through direct sales, including door-to-door and at booths outside local merchants...
Third Tuesday Tea Time (02/15/12)
PRESS RELEASE CAPE COUNTY TEA PARTY THIRD TUESDAY TEA TIME On February 21st, 2012 at 6:30pm, the Cape County Tea Party (CCTP) will hold its open monthly meeting at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The meeting is called the Third Tuesday Tea Time and is held on the Third Tuesday of each month to continue the work to complete our Mission as stated below...
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