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Cape County public administrator forum tonight (04/19/12)
The candidates seeking Cape Girardeau County's public administrator seat will make their cases to voters at a forum tonight. The event, hosted by the Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club, starts at 7 p.m. at Dexter Bar-B-Que. The club will meet prior to the forum starting at 6 p.m...
Mo. House backs lottery ticket for veterans homes (04/19/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri House has endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment allowing the state lottery to offer a special game to benefit veterans' homes. Missouri's Constitution now dedicates all lottery proceeds to public education...
Cape commission releases endangered buildings list (04/19/12)
As one Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation commissioner puts it, buildings can't speak for themselves. So the city advisory board hopes a recently released list of endangered buildings will do the talking for them. At a study session Wednesday night, the commission gave a final fine-tuning to the list of 10, which includes four former public schools, two Broadway theaters and a synagogue. Most are on the National Register of Historic Places...
First-quarter home sales in Cape County up 18 percent over last year (04/19/12)
This spring's homebuying season may signal the recovery real estate agents have been waiting for. The first quarter is typically the slowest of the year for home sales, but this year is off to a strong start. Phones are ringing, attendance at open houses is growing and sales are increasing, local agents said...
Southeast football players could face punishment for alleged hazing (04/19/12)
At least 10 members of the Southeast Missouri State University football team may face discipline through the university's judicial system following an early morning hazing incident last week. Hazing was reported to the Department of Public Safety on Saturday after an incident that began Friday morning in the Merick Hall football locker room. ...
University jazz bands to perform final concert of season today (04/19/12)
Tonight, Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Music will present its third and final concert of this year's jazz series, "Hooked on Jazz!" The show starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus and will feature jazz vocalist Marie...
Poplar Bluff man to pay restitution to theater group (04/19/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff man was ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution to The Stage Company after earlier pleading guilty to stealing funds from the not-for-profit group that produces shows at the Rodgers Theatre. There was a discrepancy in the amount of money Ronald Gilliland, 63, allegedly took, but before a restitution hearing Tuesday afternoon, Gilliland and his attorney, Carl Miller, met with Stage Company representatives and reached a settlement of $4,000 paid at $150 a month.. ...
State AG candidate to be in Cape again Saturday (04/19/12)
Ed Martin, a Republican candidate for Missouri attorney general, will be in Cape Girardeau at 3 p.m. Saturday for a campaign stop. Hosted by U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson of Cape Girardeau, the event is being described as a meet-and-eat. The event will be held at Emerson's campaign headquarters at 616 Broadway. ...
Meadow Heights school superintendent retires (04/19/12)
PATTON, Mo. -- Meadow Heights School District superintendent Rob Huff will retire after the end of this school year. Taking his place will be Andrew Comstock, currently assistant superintendent of the Sikeston School District. Huff, 52, has been superintendent at Meadow Heights for the past six years. He said he will leave his position with a sense of satisfaction at having accomplished the goals he set when he was hired. He'll miss Meadow Heights, and mostly he'll miss the people, Huff said...
Cape Girardeau police investigate two business break-ins (04/19/12)
Cape Girardeau police are investigating two burglaries at local businesses this week. Tuesday morning, police responded to a report of a burglary and theft that happened overnight Monday at Cape LaCroix Pet Hospital, 2984 County Road 620. Employees contacted police at 7:35 a.m. ...
Walk/run in June to benefit Jacque Waller family (04/19/12)
A walk/run to benefit the family of Jacque Waller is set to mark the one-year anniversary of her disappearance. The Jacque Waller 5K Walk/Run and 1 Mile Family Walk will take place June 2 at Shawnee Park. Proceeds will be donated to the Jacque Waller Family Fund at US Bank, which provides financial help to Jacque's sister and brother-in-law, who have custody of Waller's triplets. Waller was last seen June 1...
Run/walk for BackPacks program to be Saturday in Jackson (04/19/12)
The Jackson School District will hold Run/Walk for Wellness: 5K or 1 mile at 8 a.m. Saturday at Jackson Junior High School. All proceeds will benefit the district's BackPacks for Friday program. Through the program, the Southeast Missouri Food Bank provides a bag of nutritious food every Friday throughout the school year to 55 children in the district who are at risk of hunger...
Man arrested for shooting in Bootheel (04/19/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A Steele, Mo., man has been arrested in connection with a Monday shooting. Lee Houston, 41, was arrested on charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action, the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department reported Tuesday...
Bridge work set for New Madrid County (04/19/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- East- and westbound U.S. 60 between Keystone Drive and U.S. 60/62 in New Madrid County will be reduced today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Route K in Bollinger County reduced for drainage repairs (04/19/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route K from Route EE extending one mile north in Bollinger County will be reduced Wednesday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform drainage repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Missouri House backs making gold legal tender (04/19/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri House has endorsed legislation that supporters say could make it easier for people to use gold and silver to finance their purchases. The measure sponsored by Pacific Republican Paul Curtman was approved in a voice vote Wednesday and would make gold and silver legal tender in the state...
Retired Ill. couple claims share of $656M jackpot (04/19/12)
RED BUD, Ill. (AP) -- A retired southern Illinois couple has claimed the third and final share of last month's record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot. Illinois Lottery officials introduced Merle and Patricia Butler at a ceremony in their hometown of Red Bud, where they bought the winning ticket for the March 30 drawing...
Mo. senators back firearms discrimination bill (04/19/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri Senate panel has endorsed legislation making it illegal for employers to discriminate against current or prospective workers who have concealed weapon permits or have used a legal firearm. The measure would prohibit refusing to hire an applicant solely because the person has used a firearm for a legal purpose, such as self-defense...
Officials to reveal plans for Missouri nuclear reactor today (04/19/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and energy officials are to announce plans today that could include the development of another nuclear reactor in the state. The Democratic governor's office called the plans significant for energy development and economic growth in Missouri. Nixon and officials from Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse Electric are scheduled to make the formal announcement this afternoon at the Missouri Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City...
Photos revealed of U.S. troops posing with Afghan corpses (04/19/12)
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta apologized Wednesday for newly revealed photographs that show U.S. soldiers posing with the bloodied remains of dead insurgents in Afghanistan. He said war can lead young troops to "foolish decisions" and expressed concern the photos could incite fresh violence against Americans...
Should teachers and students be Facebook friends? (04/19/12)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Should students and teachers ever be friends on Facebook? School districts across the country, including the nation's largest, are weighing that question as they seek to balance the risks of inappropriate contact with the academic benefits of social networking...
America's New Year's host, Dick Clark, dead at 82 (04/19/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Dick Clark, the television host who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," has died. He was 82. Spokesman Paul Shefrin says Clark died but did not provide further details. Clark had continued performing even after he suffered a stroke in 2004 that affected his ability to speak and walk...
3 agents out in wake of scandal (04/19/12)
WASHINGTON -- Moving swiftly, the Secret Service forced out three agents Wednesday in a prostitution scandal. A senior congressman welcomed the move to hold people responsible for the tawdry episode but warned "it's not over." The agency announced three agents are leaving the service even as separate U.S. government investigations were underway...
Inflation poses problems for many small businesses (04/19/12)
NEW YORK -- Don't be misled by reports that inflation is tame. For small-business owners, it's a threat to profits and expansion plans. An 8 percent increase in the cost of eggs over the past year is eating away at restaurants and bakeries. Cotton's 14 percent increase is hurting clothing manufacturers and retailers. And any business that sends somebody on a sales trip is bearing the brunt of an 8 percent increase in jet fuel or 7 percent rise in gasoline...
Isle of Capri names CEO a director (04/19/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. is expanding its board of directors by one member with the election of president and CEO Virginia McDowell. The casino operator said Wednesday that McDowell's appointment was effective April 12. With McDowell's addition, Isle of Capri's board now has 11 members, according to CapitalIQ...
American to cut 1,200 more jobs (04/19/12)
DALLAS -- American Airlines wants to eliminate 1,200 nonunion jobs as it cuts costs while under bankruptcy protection. That pushes the company's overall job-cut target to 14,200. It announced plans in February to cut 13,000 union pilots, flight attendants and ground workers...
Passenger strips to protest screening (04/19/12)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A high-tech worker who stripped naked at Portland International Airport as a protest against airport security screeners said Wednesday he was being "nude but not lewd," and characterized his act of defiance as protected political speech...
Shortages could slow U.S. auto production (04/19/12)
DETROIT -- The U.S. auto industry, already stretching to meet rising demand for cars and trucks, is facing shortages of parts and materials that could limit the number of new vehicles in showrooms later this year and crimp a historic turnaround...
Event aims at breaking record for number of costumed dogs (04/19/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City promoter hopes to break a world record by parading at least 700 costumed dogs, mostly Chihuahuas, down a city street on Cinco de Mayo. Promoter Mark Valentine says the parade will introduce Chihuahuas to their cultural heritage while helping a no-kill shelter. Parade participants will pay a $5 entry fee to benefit the shelter, called The Pet Connection...
New York City subway plotter: We wanted to spread panic (04/19/12)
NEW YORK -- An admitted al-Qaida recruit testified Wednesday that he and two friends were determined to "weaken America" by strapping on suicide bombs and attacking New York City subways around the eighth anniversary of 9/11, but now hopes for redemption. ...
Italian masterpiece returns to Jewish man's heirs (04/19/12)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- U.S. authorities ended a more than 70-year-old art drama Wednesday when they returned a 16th-century masterpiece to the heirs of a Jewish man after they sought for years to reclaim the painting wrested away during World War II...
Today in History (04/19/12)
Today is Thursday, April 19, the 110th day of 2012. There are 256 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 19, 1912, a special subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee opened hearings in New York into the Titanic disaster. (The hearings, which were subsequently moved to Washington, D.C., concluded on May 28.)...
22 soldiers die in South Sudan border battle (04/19/12)
JUBA, South Sudan -- Soldiers from Sudan and South Sudan clashed at a river dividing their two countries, leaving 22 dead as fighting spread to a new area of the tense border. A Sudanese official demanded Wednesday that South Sudan withdraw from an oil-rich area it occupied last week or face a concerted attack...
U.N. monitors flee protest after gunfire (04/19/12)
BEIRUT -- Syrian security forces opened fire Wednesday on anti-regime demonstrators surrounding the cars of a U.N. team meant to monitor a shaky cease-fire, sending the observers speeding off and protesters dashing for cover, according to activists and amateur videos...
Norway gunman: Freedom or death (04/19/12)
OSLO, Norway -- The right-wing fanatic on trial for massacring 77 people in Norway says he wants either freedom or death, calling the country's prison terms "pathetic" and arguing for the return of capital punishment, which was last used here to execute Nazi collaborators after World War II...
High school roundup: Perryville baseball team cruises past rival St. Vincent (04/19/12)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Rohde pitches Oak Ridge baseball team past Leopold (04/19/12)
The Oak Ridge baseball team defeated visiting Leopold 5-3 on Wednesday.
Nelson's goal lifts Notre Dame girls soccer team past Perryville (04/19/12)
The Notre Dame girls soccer team defeated host Perryville 1-0 on Wednesday.
Southeast set to name new AD today (04/19/12)
Southeast Missouri State finally will name John Shafer's successor. The university called a news conference for 4:30 p.m. today at Kem Statuary Hall to name the new athletic director. University president Ken Dobbins will make the announcement, and the event is open to the public...
Southeast Missouri State gymnast Westrick excited for national championships (04/19/12)
Southeast Missouri State gymnast Taylor Westrick will compete in the balance beam at the NCAA Division I national championships.
Heartbreaker ends Southeast Missouri State softball team's streak (04/19/12)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team saw its season-long five-game winning streak end with yet another tough Ohio Valley Conference loss. Southeast was beaten 1-0 at defending OVC regular-season champion Eastern Illinois on Wednesday. The Redhawks (19-25, 10-13) have suffered 12 of their 13 conference losses by one or two runs. They remained eighth in the 11-team league...
Cardinals rough up Reds (04/19/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Beltran may not be Albert Pujols, but he's doing a pretty good impression these days. Beltran homered again Wednesday night to help the St. Louis Cardinals extend their winning streak to a season-high four games with an 11-1 rout of the slumping Cincinnati Reds...
Special teams key for Blues (04/19/12)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks are looking to change up things after dropping two straight games to the St. Louis Blues in their first-round series. The Sharks tinkered with lines and lineup changes at practice Wednesday in an indication of possible alterations for Game 4 today when they look to tie the series at two games apiece...
who's neXt 4/19/12 (04/19/12)
-- From staff reports...
First walk event proved big for small club at Central (04/19/12)
Central High School Team Spirit sponsor Julie Stausing was blown away by the turnout of the Saturday walkathon for Mother's Against Drunk Driving. The group raised $500 with 63 people participating in the event. "Team Spirit is such a small club, so the fact that many people showed up and raised a significant amount of money is phenomenal," Stausing said...
neXt up 4/19/12 (04/19/12)
FRIDAY "Chimpanzee," rated G @ Cape West 14 Cine "The Lucky One," rated PG13 @ Cape West 14 Cine "Think Like a Man," rated PG13 @ Cape West 14 Cine SATURDAY Sunday NEXT WEEK "Prototype 2" X360, PS3 "Akai Katana Shin" X360 "Contraband" R...
Hooked on Science: Quickly empty bottle of water (04/19/12)
Learn how to quickly get cold water out of the bottle. STEP 1: Completely fill each bottle with water. STEP 2: Find a friend and race to determine which of you can empty the bottle of water the fastest into the sink. If you hold the bottle upside down, the water will slowly pour out as pockets of air replace the water. ...
Dr. John Tripp (04/19/12)
Dr. John C. Tripp, 64, of Belleville, Ill., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Rosewood Care Center of Swansea, Ill. He was born March 13, 1948, in Herrin, Ill., son of Charles and Eva Kaleta Tripp. John retired from teaching mathematics at Southeast Missouri State University. Previously he taught at the University of Texas in Austin...
Ben Rickard (04/19/12)
Ben Emerson Rickard, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at her home in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 30, 1935, in Cape Girardeau to Emory Mason and Clessen Bledsoe Emerson. She and Marion Jack Rickard Sr. were married Nov. 28, 1953, at Scott City...
Births 4/19/12 (04/19/12)
Son to Kirk Wayne and Kristy Lynn Smith of Patton, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 9:14 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2012. Name, Blake Lyn. Weight, 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Smith is the former Kristy Crites, daughter of Keith and Sharon Crites of Jackson. She is a second-grade teacher with the Woodland School District. Smith is the son of Mike and Gena Welker of Patton, and the late Wayne Smith of Marble Hill. He is employed in cooler service with Coca-Cola...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/19/12 (04/19/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Southeast Missouri State University The Department of Public Safety released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Theft...
Jackson police report 4/19/12 (04/19/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest...
Cape Girardeau fire report 4/19/12 (04/19/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Out of the past 4/19/12 (04/19/12)
Easter Sunday. The Rev. Chandler Crawford is the guest celebrant and preacher at the morning service at Christ Episcopal Church; he is retired vicar of Mineral Area parishes of the Episcopal Church in Missouri. About 120 dozen colored eggs were collected in short order by eager children yesterday during the Cape Girardeau Jaycees' annual Easter egg hunt at Arena Park...
Arts cooperative (04/19/12)
The late Dr. Jean Chapman was a key member of this community. In addition to being respected professionally for his medical expertise, Chapman was integral to the advancement of local arts, having served on the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri board from 1998 to 2004...
Tips for saving gas (04/19/12)
As we continue to feel the effects of rising gas prices, it's important to take a look at what can be done to counter the expense. If you are in the market for a new vehicle, consider a vehicle that gets 30 mpg. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it can reduce your yearly gas bill by $968...
Celebrating Central's orchestra (04/19/12)
The Cape Central Orchestra will present its final concert of the 2012-2013 academic year at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Cape Central Fieldhouse. During the concert, students will be recognized for outstanding achievement during the year. Mel Gilhaus, who was the orchestra director from 1964 to 1991 (and my teacher from 1970 through 1977), will be our featured guest violinist in a performance of the poignant theme from "Schindler's List." We'll also "bust some jams" from Hendrix, Aerosmith and some cool movie themes! Following the performance, the orchestra will host an old-fashioned ice cream social for present and past orchestra members, friends, family and supporters of our Central music department. ...
City council's wrong priorities (04/19/12)
I see the city council is concerned about the deer population in Cape Girardeau and wants to make a law against feeding deer. Why are they not concerned about all the shootings, stabbings and other violent crimes that have increased at an a alarming rate? I think all the city council members should focus on important issues like crime instead of people feeding deer. ...
Speak Out 4/19/12 (04/19/12)
A recent Speak Out caller described the Democrats as a "do-nothing party." I'd like to know how they could possibly do anything significant when the GOP, "the party of no," obstructs progress on all fronts by unitedly voting "no" on absolutely every piece of legislation that could possibly make the Dems look good -- including legislation that they themselves drafted. ...
Prayer 4/19/12 (04/19/12)
O Lord Jesus, give us wisdom as we face the issues of the day. Amen.
A Cure For Cape Celebrates 25 Years (04/19/12)
Cape Girardeau, MO -- With an enthusiastic committee revved up and planning the American Cancer Society's A Cure for Cape Annual Cancer Gala presented by Saint Francis Medical Center guests can look forward to an exciting evening. This year's planning committee has agreed on the event theme, "Lights. Camera. Cure!" The red carpet will be rolled out Saturday, August 25, at 6:00 PM at The Venue...
RCP Holds Election (04/19/12)
On Wednesday, April 18, at the monthly board meeting, River City Players elected officers for the 2012-2014 Term. The officers elected were as follows: President, Debbie Barnhouse, Vice-President, Stacey Storey, Secretary, Roseanna Whitlow, and Treasurer, Holly Raines. ...
Jasmine makes a difference (04/19/12)
When Jasmine French, a fourth grader at Perryville Elementary School, learned that a school mate is battling leukemia, she wanted to help in some way. She created bows, purses, wallets and bouquets from printed duct tape and sold them to raise money for Haley Fulmer, a third grade student at PES. ...
Film festival is May 3 in Perryville (04/19/12)
Film festival to showcase media class films, raise money for student with cancer Think of it as the "Sundance of Perryville." The digital media students at Perryville Area Career and Technology Center invite the community to attend the first Perryville Film Festival on May 3. The event begins at 7 pm at Perry Park Center Theater and will feature documentaries, short film and a sample of commercial work created by the students...
Building trades class donates to Camp Hope (04/19/12)
Students from the building trades class at Perryville Area Career and Technology Center took a special field trip Saturday to a place that brings hope to combat-wounded military men and women. The students went to Camp Hope in Farmington, where they donated 6 outdoor tables, 36 benches and a dining table for the main lodge, which was dedicated during a special April 14 ceremony...
Big Brothers Big Sisters Honors Herbsts (04/19/12)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri's annual Derby Party & Wine Auction returns to Cape Girardeau this year. The special celebration and fund-raising effort will be hosted by the Big Brothers Big Sisters Cape Girardeau Regional Development Board from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the home of Dr. William and Patricia LaFoe at Fox Run Stables...
Four Generations of the Smith Clan (04/19/12)
Taken at the youngest Smith's Birthday Party.
Tenton's 6th Birthday Party (04/19/12)
Here is Trenton and his dad Lee at Trenton's Army Themed 6th Birthday Party. A great time was had by all.
Prayer to Heaven balloon release (04/19/12)
Southside Baptist Church held a Prayers to Heaven Balloon Release on April 14.
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