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Residents renew attempt at parking permits near SEMO campus (05/09/12)
A group of residents who live near Southeast Missouri State University is lobbying Cape Girardeau officials for special parking permits that would only be available to those who own their own homes, a notion that has left some city leaders leery. Some residents who live in the Boulevard Historic District, which is adjacent to the campus, asked the Cape Girardeau City Council on Monday night to consider implementing a parking sticker system for certain side streets, such as portions of Park Avenue, West End Boulevard, Highland Drive and Normal Avenue.. ...
Man killed in Jackson workplace accident identified (05/09/12)
Authorities have identified the worker killed in a Jackson construction accident early Monday morning. Matthew Pooker, 29, of Festus, Mo., was helping change a track on a crane in the yard at Penzel Construction Co., 325 W. Jackson Blvd., when he was trapped between the track and some railroad timbers, Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton said...
Crowell fights against plan to give SEMO extra $2 million for funding equity (05/09/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A disagreement over whether Southeast Missouri State University deserves a $2 million funding increase was contributing to a stalemate Tuesday on Missouri's $24 billion budget plan.
Magnet comparing resumes of executive director applicants (05/09/12)
The search for the area's lead economic developer is moving forward now that the deadline for candidates to submit their resumes has passed. More than 25 applicants turned in resumes by the May 1 deadline and are under consideration to become Cape Girardeau Area Magnet's new executive director, according to search committee member Barbara Lohr, who is also mayor of Jackson. There is a mixture of local candidates and several from out of state, she said...
Scooter stolen from outside Cape Girardeau home (05/09/12)
The theft of a motor scooter from outside a home in the 100 block of South Lorimier Street left a Cape Girardeau resident puzzled. Police said the owner of the scooter told investigators she parked the vehicle about 11 p.m. Sunday. And even though she still had the key, about 11 a.m. Monday she noticed the scooter was gone, said Cape Girardeau police Sgt. Jason Selzer...
Cape man arrested for assault after flagging down police (05/09/12)
A 48-year-old Cape Girardeau man who flagged down police was later arrested for allegedly assaulting a man in his home and then struggling with police, said Cape Girardeau police Sgt. Jason Selzer. Lee Williams was being held Tuesday in the Cape Girardeau County Jail on $5,000 cash-only bond. He is charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, third-degree assault and first-degree trespassing, jail records said...
Hayti woman accused of burning child with iron (05/09/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A Hayti, Mo., woman is accused of burning her child with an iron. Angela Smith, 27, is to appear in court Thursday on charges of felony second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, county deputies and officials from the Missouri Children's Division began an investigation in March following a report of a child being physically abused and believed to have been burned with an iron. ...
Candidate questionnaire: Charlie Herbst (05/09/12)
NAME: Charlie Herbst AGE: 49 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Sydney (spouse), Erin, Allyson, Taylor, Travis, Claire OCCUPATION: Sales EDUCATION: Cape Central High School, Southeast MO State University, SEMO Law Enforcement Academy...
Hazmat teams, plant personnel worked together to clean Sikeston acid spill (05/09/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Thanks to quick action by Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities personnel and the regional hazardous materials team, things are back to normal at the Sikeston power plant after a weekend chemical spill. Board officials reported the explosion of a trailer at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday that resulted in a spill of about 7,500 gallons of hydrochloric acid...
Mo. universities could get $3M funding boost after compromise (05/09/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- House and Senate negotiators have agreed to provide an additional $3 million to several Missouri universities to resolve a dispute that had held up the state's budget. A budget conference committee approved the money Wednesday as a replacement for a proposal that would have allotted an extra $2 million to Southeast Missouri State University...
Mo. lawmakers back funding plan for veteran homes (05/09/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that guarantees a dedicated funding stream for veterans' nursing homes. The bill approved Wednesday would earmark casino fees to the state-run facilities that house more than 1,300 military veterans. ...
Corps quickens pace on Asian carp study (05/09/12)
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Obama administration officials say a new timetable developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should speed up the search for a permanent method of protecting the Great Lakes from Asian carp and other invasive species...
Missouri wild elk herd to double in population (05/09/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's elk population is about to double. The Department of Conservation says 35 elk are expected to arrive May 18 at the Peck Ranch Conservation Area in southern Missouri. The animals are coming from Kentucky, where they were captured as part of an elk restoration agreement with Missouri...
Elsberry man wins in lottery for third time (05/09/12)
ELSBERRY, Mo. -- For the third time this year, an eastern Missouri man has won a substantial prize in the Missouri Lottery. Lottery officials say Ronald Cordsiemon Sr. of Elsberry's latest prize is a $20,000 winner for the "Silver Anniversary" scratchers game, purchased at a Casey's General Store in Elsberry. He also won a $100,000 Lottery prize in January and $610 playing Lotto...
Extra security for McCaskill after rally comment (05/09/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Extra security is in place for Sen. Claire McCaskill following a comment at a tea party rally last week. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that St. Louis-area activist Scott Boston told a tea party gathering in Springfield, Mo., that "We have to get Claire McCaskill out."...
‘Where Wild Things Are' author Maurice Sendak dead at 83 (05/09/12)
NEW YORK -- Maurice Sendak, the children's book author and illustrator who saw the sometimes-dark side of childhood in books like "Where the Wild Things Are" and "In the Night Kitchen," died early Tuesday. He was 83. Longtime friend and caretaker Lynn Caponera said she was with Sendak when he died at a hospital in Danbury, Conn. She said he had a stroke Friday...
TSA sends security guidance to other countries (05/09/12)
WASHINGTON -- In the wake of a terrorist bomb plot disrupted by the CIA, the U.S. advised some international airports and air carriers Tuesday about security measures for passengers traveling to the U.S. The guidance from the Transportation Security Administration was a reminder of methods the U.S. ...
Indiana's Lugar loses; Romney wins 3 primaries (05/09/12)
WASHINGTON -- Six-term veteran Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar lost a bitter challenge from the right flank of his own Republican Party on Tuesday night, his nearly four-decade career in the Senate ended by a tea party-backed GOP foe. "I have no regrets about running for re-election. Even if doing so can be a very daunting task," the 80-year-old Lugar said as he conceded to state Treasurer Richard Mourdock...
Government lowers summer gas price forecast (05/09/12)
NEW YORK -- Gasoline prices likely won't set any records this summer, thanks to a recent drop in the price of oil. The government on Tuesday slashed its forecast for average gas prices to $3.79 per gallon for the summer driving season. That's down from an initial estimate of $3.95 and below 2008's record average of $3.80...
Ford to boost output this year by 40,000 vehicles (05/09/12)
DETROIT -- Rising car and truck sales have prompted Ford Motor Co. to add a week of production at 13 North American factories so the company can make another 40,000 vehicles this year. Ford said Tuesday that it would cut in half the normal two-week summer shutdown at six assembly plants and seven engine and parts plants. Auto plants normally close for two weeks around the July 4 holiday as they switch over to make vehicles for the next model year...
N.C. passes constitutional ban on same-sex marriage (05/09/12)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, becoming the latest state to effectively slam the door shut on same-sex marriages. With most of the precincts reporting Tuesday, unofficial returns showed the amendment passing with about 61 percent of the vote to 39 percent against. North Carolina is the 30th state to adopt such a ban on gay marriage...
FDA review favors first drug for HIV prevention (05/09/12)
WASHINGTON -- A pill that has long been used to treat HIV has moved one step closer to becoming the first drug approved to prevent healthy people from becoming infected with the virus that causes AIDS. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that Gilead Sciences' Truvada appears to be safe and effective for HIV prevention. It concluded that taking the pill daily could spare patients "infection with a serious and life-threatening illness that requires lifelong treatment."...
Calif. may ban ‘conversion' therapy for gay teenagers (05/09/12)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A first-of-its-kind ban on a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight could face a key vote soon by a group of California lawmakers. Supporters say the legislation, which is before its final committee, is necessary because such treatments are ineffective and harmful...
Neb. man changes name to ‘more recognizable' Tyrannosaurus Rex (05/09/12)
YORK, Neb. -- A 23-year-old southeast Nebraska man has legally become Tyrannosaurus Rex. The York News-Times reported the man entered the York County courtroom Monday as Tyler Gold and left it with the moniker Tyrannosaurus Rex Joseph Gold. Gold said in his public filing for the change that the dinosaur's name is cooler. He said that "as an entrepreneur, name recognition is important and the new name is more recognizable." The newspaper report does not describe his line of business...
GOP blocks Senate debate on Dem student loan bill (05/09/12)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic bill Tuesday to preserve low interest rates for millions of college students' loans, as the two parties engaged in election-year choreography aimed at showing each is the better protector of families in today's rugged economy...
Bank of America initiates home loan modification offers (05/09/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Homeowners with a Bank of America mortgage have good reason to check their mailbox. The lender said Tuesday it has begun mailing out letters to customers who may qualify to have their home loans reduced as part of a multistate settlement over alleged foreclosure abuses...
Today in History (05/09/12)
Today is Wednesday, May 9, the 130th day of 2012. There are 236 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 9, 1712, the Carolina Colony was officially divided into two entities: North Carolina and South Carolina. On this date:...
Puerto Rico governor wants territory to be bilingual by '22 (05/09/12)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The governor of Puerto Rico is trying to do what more than a century of American citizenship has failed to accomplish: teach Puerto Ricans to speak English as well as they do Spanish. Gov. Luis Fortuno, who has been mentioned as a possible Republican vice presidential candidate, has proposed an ambitious, and what critics call far-fetched, plan to require all public schools to teach all courses in English while still offering Spanish grammar and literature classes...
U.N. envoy warns of civil war in Syria (05/09/12)
DAMASCUS, Syria -- International envoy Kofi Annan gave a bleak assessment of the crisis in Syria on Tuesday, saying violence remains at "unacceptable levels" and warning that his peace plan is the country's last chance to avert a disastrous civil war...
Left-wing leader rejects Greek austerity pledge (05/09/12)
ATHENS, Greece -- The debate over European austerity flared hotter Tuesday as the left-wing politician trying to form a new Greek government declared that his country is no longer bound by its pledges to impose crippling cutbacks in return for rescue loans...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Scott City's Brandon Shemonia (05/09/12)
Scott City senior Brandon Shemonia reasserted his dominance at the Class 2 Disitrict 1 track and field meet. Shemonia finished 4 for 4 in his events at the meet. He captured the district title in the 1,600 by more than 7 seconds. He crossed the line in 4 minutes, 37.5 seconds...
High school roundup: Central tennis reaches district final (05/09/12)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Beltran drives in six runs in Cardinals' 6-1 win (05/09/12)
The Cardinals outfielder blasted a grand slam against the Diamondbacks
Purchase of Blues could be final today (05/09/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The sale of the NHL's St. Louis Blues appears imminent. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the sale of the team to a group led by St. Louis-area businessman Tom Stillman could close today, with a news conference announcing the sale as early as Thursday...
Attorney general says he will release Rams' dome proposal (05/09/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The Missouri attorney general will release details next week on how the St. Louis Rams want to renovate the Edward Jones Dome despite the team's desire to keep the plan secret. The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, which runs the dome, and the Rams are in the midst of negotiations aimed at bringing the dome up to top-tier status among the 31 NFL stadiums. Otherwise, the Rams could break their lease and potentially move after the 2014 season...
Mildred Abbott (05/09/12)
Mildred Abbott, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 7, 2012, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Aug. 15, 1917, in Etowah, Tenn., to Thomas H. and Katherine Lee Gary DeLaney. She and Robert M. Abbott were married March 16, 1960, in Etowah. He preceded her in death May 10, 2002...
Agnes Bailey (05/09/12)
Agnes Florine Roberts Bailey, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at her home. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to service time Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Phillip Roop officiating. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Cemetery in Bald Knob, Ark...
Gene Patterson (05/09/12)
Gene H. Patterson, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Glenna Niestrath (05/09/12)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Glenna Marie "Pat" Dunn Niestrath, 90, of America, Ill., formerly of Mound City, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Barkett Funeral Home in Mound City...
Larry Vermillion Sr. (05/09/12)
Larry Eugene Vermillion Sr., 64, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. He was born Feb. 12, 1948, in Englewood, Calif., to Marvin Eugene Vermillion and Wilma Kennedy Shockley. He and Valerie Jaco were married Dec. 23, 1969...
Brenda Shannon (05/09/12)
Brenda Mae Shannon, 80, of Holts Summit, Mo., died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Heisinger Bluffs Senior Services Center in Jefferson City, Mo. She was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Walter and Cora Roth. She was united in marriage to James Ronald Shannon on May 21, 1960, in Cape Girardeau...
Jackson police report 5/9/12 (05/09/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Assault Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/9/12 (05/09/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 5/9/12 (05/09/12)
Dr. Allan W. Ostar, president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, speaks to nearly 800 undergraduate students at Southeast Missouri State University's commencement exercises at Houck Stadium. Cathy Baker of Cape Girardeau has proposed that the city consider providing a skateboard park for youngsters; she suggests that the southwest portion of Cherokee Park be used as a "skate-a-rena."...
Crowell at the center of Senate mess (05/09/12)
By Dave Drebes Missouri Scout Nothing was accomplished Monday in the Senate. Here's how nothing got accomplished. At the beginning of the session, SB 498 was "read in" from the House where it passed last week. This bill had been twice refused last week by Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer. It has the funding for the veterans' homes that is considered crucial for the budget conferees...
SEMO graduation (05/09/12)
It's a day four years in the making for most students. For others, the journey has taken a bit longer. But for all graduates that walk across the Show Me Center stage at Saturday's Southeast Missouri State University commencement ceremony, it will be a monumental day filled with joy...
Speak Out 5/9/12 (05/09/12)
Republican House Speaker John Boehner doesn't believe President Obama should be speaking to college students and urging them to help him in his fight to keep student loan interest rates from doubling. If Boehner doesn't like it, he is surely free to visit institutions of higher learning and give students his rationale as to why the interest on the loans should increase that much...
Prayer 5/9/12 (05/09/12)
O Lord Jesus, may we encourage one another and build each other up. Amen.
Jackson R-2 Schools donates to United Way of SEMO (05/09/12)
Jackson R-2 Schools faculty, staff and student body donated $23,155.38 to United Way of Southeast Missouri during the 2011-12 annual campaign. Pictured: Mr. Mabuce, Mr. Ford, Mrs. Dillingham, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Lipe and members of Jackson Jr. High Student Council...
Cape Public Schools donates to United Way of SEMO (05/09/12)
Cape Public Schools along with the faculty, staff and student body donated $23,246.95 to United Way of Southeast Missouri during the 2011-12 annual campaign. L to R: Dr. Sherry Copeland, Teresa Haubold, Dr. Jim Welker
KFVS12/Heartland CW donates to United Way of SEMO (05/09/12)
KFVS12/The Heartland CW and employees donated $20,157.39 to United Way of Southeast Missouri during the 2011-12 annual campaign. Pictured are Kim Voelker and Randy Ray
Wood & Huston donates to United Way of SEMO (05/09/12)
Wood & Huston and employees donated $6,552.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri in the 2011-12 annual campaign. L to R: Claudia Murphy & Clint Karnes
US Bank donates to United Way of SEMO (05/09/12)
US Bank and employees donated $12,584.70 to United Way of Southeast Missouri during the 2011-12 annual campaign. L to R: Daryl Leine, Kim Skrob, Jim Ham, Stan Penn
Procter & Gamble donates to United Way of SEMO (05/09/12)
Procter & Gamble and employees donated $281,906.50 to United Way of Southeast Missouri during the 2011-12 annual campaign. Procter & Gamble is United Way's largest campaign. Front row ladies L to R: Elia Lopez, Carolyn Ervin-Mobley, Kim Voelker, Tonyua Townsend, Amy Eggen, Donna Wills, Regina McElmurry, Fred Atchley, Teresa Scowden Back row L to R: Matt Miller, Darrick Johnson, Todd Shelton...
Ameren Missouri donates to United Way of SEMO (05/09/12)
Ameren Missouri and employees donated $27,558.34 to United Way of Southeast Missouri during the 2011-12 annual campaign. Front row L to R: Natalie Dowdy, Janice Collier, Jean Mason, Laura Klipfel, Cheryl Kern, Lee Ann Nace. Back row L to R: Dave Goehring, Tim Beussink, Dan Kohler, Jim Fees, Russ Burger, Randy Armstrong...
Montgomery Bank donates to United Way of SEMO (05/09/12)
Montgomery Bank and employees donated $13,900.41 to United Way of Southeast Missouri during the 2011-12 annual campaign. Back row L to R: Debbie Pensel, Jennie Beltz, Kevin Dye, Debbie Suhre, Cory Daniel, Ted Williams, Sarah Keys, Tracy Dannenmueller, Debbie Davis, Debbie Dirnberger...
Bank of America Donates to United Way of SEMO (05/09/12)
Bank of America made a $5,000 corporate donation to United Way of Southeast Missouri. Local employees of Bank America also donated $4,566.10 to the annual campaign. Employee results were not available at the time of the photo. L to R: Joleta Ludwig, Bobby Khan, Erika Newell, Joyce Emmedorfer, Ashley Hobeck, Kathy Elfrink, Liz Hillier, Kristy Nordin & Josh Carter...
Relay for Life - Marble Hill (05/09/12)
Residents from the Regency House of Marble Hill, an apartment building for individuals with developmental disabilities, participated in the Relay for Life on May 4th. "The Regency Gang" raised $1,900 for the American Cancer Society.
Our little trouble maker :) (05/09/12)
Our 3 month old boxer, Jack, how can you not love that face!!
Queen and First Runner-Up (05/09/12)
The Queen WORE NO BLING!
Boas & Bling Event (05/09/12)
Picture #1: This little girl was at the Lutheran Family Services "Boas & Bling" Event Tuesday evening AND SHE STOLD THE SHOW! Her beaming little personality out-shined all the other bling at the party! I can't remember her name. She was there with her mother. Her little tee shirt reads, "It's all about ME!"...
Nominees for "Queen of Bling" (05/09/12)
Nominees for "Queen of Bling"
Baby Cardinal (05/09/12)
This photo was taken on April 23rd at our home in Jackson. We had the pleasure and privilege of watching two baby cardinals leaving their nest and venturing out into the world. This little guy (gal?) paused for a photo op before taking off!

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