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Birds Point-New Madrid levee repair contracts awarded (08/06/12)
Restoration of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' flood risk management system is moving along quickly through the summer in Missouri and Kentucky. The corps awarded contracts Tuesday for repair of the lower crevasse in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway levee in New Madrid County, Mo., and the installation of 112 relief wells and associated drainage work in Fulton County, Ky...
2nd man arrested for Charleston home invasion (08/06/12)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A second man was in custody Saturday in connection with the July 28 Charleston, Mo., home-invasion robbery and shooting that left one person hospitalized. The Charleston Department of Public Safety arrested Eric Lawrence, 24, of Charleston on Saturday on charges of robbery, assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon, the department said in a news release...
Jackson woman injured in single-vehicle accident near Delta (08/06/12)
A Jackson woman was seriously injured when she crashed her car near Delta on Sunday morning, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. About 10 a.m., Beverly L. Glover, 57, was eastbound in a Mercury Grand Marquis on County Road 244 about three miles north of Delta, when she ran off the left side of the road and struck an embankment, the report said. She was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, the report said...
Mayor seeks help to revitalize Morley, Mo. (08/06/12)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Morley's mayor is hoping his town's city council will join him in pushing for some R and R. Mayor Jonathan McNeely introduced his idea during the council's regular July monthly meeting. "I made a presentation before city council asking them to adopt a program called Restoration and Revitalization," McNeely said. "Ultimately the goal is to totally restore and revitalize our little town here."...
Candidate questionnaire: Ellen Brandom (08/06/12)
EDITOR'S NOTE: Rep. Ellen Brandom's candidate questionnaire is being posted because, due to technical problems, the Southeast Missourian didn't receive it by our deadline. Name: Ellen Brandom Age: 70 Place of birth: Quincy, Ill. Spouse deceased Mark, son...
People gather along bluffs near Cape Rock in Cape on Sunday (08/06/12)
Matt Haynes, left, and Logan Mirly sit atop the bluffs along the Mississippi River on Sunday near Cape Rock in Cape Girardeau. Haynes said they "just go fishing" at this spot and "hang out with friends." Around 15 people, some carrying binoculars, were watching the river, railroad and bird traffic along the bluffs Sunday afternoon. (Laura Simon)...
Senate candidate Brunner speaks about career politicians in Cape (08/06/12)
Voters who said they were were anxious about the future turned out Sunday afternoon to hear a pitch for their votes from U.S. Senate candidate John Brunner. About 25 people gathered under a pavilion at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau and listened, then posed questions as Brunner discussed his ideas for serving in Congress...
Lack of funds problem for childcare providers (08/06/12)
Year after year, Missouri child care advocates keep calling for improvement in daycare and preschool programs. Ideas for how to do that are abundant. But the most important element, money, is not. In Southeast Missouri, providers report they are facing more difficult times than ever. ...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 8/6/12 (08/06/12)
401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. today Meeting, 7 p.m. today...
Mo. voters consider seven statewide contests (08/06/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's primary election ballot Tuesday includes six statewide offices and a proposed constitutional amendment. Among the races is a Republican U.S. Senate primary that has been closely contested. The campaigning has been less vigorous in many other primaries, such as state treasurer, that essentially have been decided...
Mo. school district starts random drug testing (08/06/12)
MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Maryville school officials say about 80 percent of the district's 700 students will be subject to random drug testing when classes resume later this month. The school board in northwest Missouri approved a drug-testing policy in May that will randomly test students in seventh through 12th grades who participate in extracurricular activities...
Docks under scrutiny at Lake of the Ozarks (08/06/12)
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. -- Aging electrical wiring installed decades ago on docks at the Lake of the Ozarks by people who didn't know what they were doing is getting a closer look after a trio of deaths this summer. The Kansas City Star reported owners of lakefront properties are responsible for getting their docks inspected and any problems fixed. ...
Police: St. Louis area mother killed herself, son and daughter (08/06/12)
GLENDALE, Mo. -- A suburban St. Louis woman with a history of depression bought a gun two days before she killed her two children and herself while her husband was in another part of the house, authorities said Friday. Mitchell Murch II called police July 30 to report that he heard shots. ...
Mo. judge dismisses charge against party host (08/06/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri woman accused of providing alcohol to a teenage party guest who was involved in a fatal crash cannot be prosecuted for the death, a judge ruled. Jackson County Circuit Judge Peggy Stevens McGraw cited state law and earlier court decisions in dismissing a charge of involuntary manslaughter against the woman, The Kansas City reported...
Halloween prop prompts St. Louis evacuations (08/06/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Police in St. Louis say a suspicious device that prompted the evacuations of several homes turned out to be a Halloween prop. KMOV-TV reported that a real estate agent found the item Friday morning in a box in the basement of a vacant home. The woman called police, who described the item as looking remarkably like a real bomb...
Severe weather prompts evacuation of county fair (08/06/12)
WASHINGTON, Mo. -- Severe weather forced the evacuation of more than 10,000 people at the Washington Town and County Fair on Saturday night, soon after the night's headliner band had taken the stage. Fair officials said in a news release that only one person received minor injuries at the beginning of the storm in eastern Missouri...
7 dead in shooting at Sikh temple in Wisconsin (08/06/12)
OAK CREEK, Wis. -- An unidentified gunman killed six people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee on Sunday in a rampage that left terrified congregants hiding in closets and others texting friends outside for help. The suspect was killed outside the temple in a shootout with police officers...
Tougher ID laws could hurt youth vote (08/06/12)
CHICAGO -- Gone are the days when young voters weren't taken seriously. In 2008, they helped propel Barack Obama into the Oval Office, supporting him by a 2-1 margin. But that higher profile also has landed them in the middle of the debate over some state laws that regulate voter registration and how people identify themselves at the polls...
NASA rover Curiosity lands on Mars after plummet (08/06/12)
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet's past. A chorus of cheers and applause echoed through the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Sunday night after the most high-tech interplanetary rover ever built signaled it had survived a harrowing plunge through the thin Mars atmosphere...
Eagle Scouts return medals; gay ban still firm (08/06/12)
NEW YORK -- For the physician in Illinois, the attorney in Kentucky, the arts editor in Oregon, their Eagle Scout medals were treasured reminders of youthful achievement. Yet each is parting with his medal out of dismay over the Boy Scouts' recently reaffirmed policy of excluding gays...
Many wildfire evacuation orders lifted in Oklahoma (08/06/12)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Many Oklahomans forced to leave their homes because of raging wildfires were being allowed to return Sunday, despite some fires continuing to burn and emergency shelters remaining open in four communities. A "monster" fire had devoured almost 91 square miles and continued to burn between Mannford and Kellyville in northeastern Oklahoma's Creek County as light rain and cooler temperatures gave firefighters a brief respite early Sunday, said Oklahoma Forestry Services spokeswoman Michelle Finch-Walker.. ...
Victim is ‘thrilled' by possible Loughner plea (08/06/12)
PHOENIX -- Mavy Stoddard, who lost her husband in the massacre in Arizona last year that severely wounded then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, plans to be in a federal courtroom this week to see if her prayers will be answered by a guilty plea from the man accused of the crime...
Late Sen. Robert Byrd's FBI files reveal CIA leak uproar (08/06/12)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd obtained secret FBI documents about the civil rights movement that were leaked by the CIA and triggered an angry confrontation between the two agencies in the 1960s, according to newly released FBI records...
Obama, Romney see what they want in new jobs report (08/06/12)
WASHINGTON -- Sputtering along, the economy is offering some hope but no illuminating help to voters who are mired in a weak jobs recovery and flooded with familiar promises from President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. A new employment snapshot seemed too mixed and middling to jolt a consistently close race...
European Central Bank wins 1 vs. Bundesbank (08/06/12)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- When he announced the European Central Bank's latest plans to drive down borrowing costs crippling Spain and Italy, ECB President Mario Draghi showed he was willing to overrule one of the most influential members of the bank's governing council -- Germany's Bundesbank...
Today in History (08/06/12)
Today is Monday, Aug. 6, the 219th day of 2012. There are 147 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 6, 1962, Jamaica, formerly ruled by Britain, became an independent dominion within the Commonwealth of Nations...
Clinton lauds Malawi's president, will see Mandela (08/06/12)
JOHANNESBURG -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton praised Malawi's leaders Sunday for reforms in the impoverished African nation before arriving in South Africa for talks with government officials and a private visit with Nelson Mandela...
Turkey: 115 Kurdish rebels killed in attack (08/06/12)
ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's security forces have killed as many as 115 Kurdish rebels during a major security offensive over the past two weeks, the country's interior minister said Sunday. Idris Naim Sahin said the rebels were killed in an airpower backed offensive near the town of Semdinli, in Hakkari province, which sits on the border with Iraq. He said the offensive began July 23...
Spain charges terror suspects who went paragliding (08/06/12)
MADRID -- Two Russians suspected of plotting a terror attack in Europe were charged in Spain on Sunday with belonging to an unnamed terror organization and possession of explosives, and placed in indefinite detention. The judge who approved the charges also said a Turkish engineer who worked in Gibraltar for years and was arrested in the same case had paid for Spanish paragliding lessons for the men...
Area digest 8/6/12 (08/06/12)
Tom Metheny finished at plus 11 to win the monthly point series quota tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club. David Hahs was second (plus 8), while David Kaelin was third (plus 4). Ryan Watts knocked off Mason Seesing 8-5 to win the 18 and younger division of the Jammin' Juniors tennis tournament...
Lohse, bullpen help Cardinals complete sweep of Brewers (08/06/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Kyle Lohse is having a sensational season without much fanfare. The right-hander pitched six scoreless innings to earn his 12th win, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 on Sunday night for a three-game sweep...
Nursing homes, hospitals welcome therapy pets - and their humans (08/06/12)
Joyce Stacy, social services coordinator at Chateau Girardeau, brings her golden retriever Buddy to work every day, but gobbling up treats isn't the only thing he does all day (though it's true that many residents keep treats for him). "Buddy has encouraged residents to do therapy they didn't want to do and take medicine they didn't want to take. He lifts their spirits," says Stacy...
Singer of U.S. heavy metal band arrested in Prague (08/06/12)
PRAGUE -- The frontman of the U.S. heavy metal band Lamb of God has been released from a Czech prison on $400,000 bail as police investigate him for allegedly pushing a fan off a stage who later died of his injuries, an official said Friday. A Prague court Thursday dismissed a prosecution request that Randy Blythe be banned from leaving the country. Blythe's lawyer, Martin Radvan, said the singer had flown out of the Czech capital for the United States on Friday...
Talking Shop with Rick McLeod, market director of Procter & Gamble (08/06/12)
Former Cape Girardeau Procter & Gamble plant manager Rick McLeod returned to the city Wednesday to speak at the United Way of Southeast Missouri's annual CEO Breakfast. McLeod, who now works as go-to-market director for family care product supply for P&G in Cincinnati talked about his time in Cape Girardeau, his hopes for the future for the local plant and the importance of giving back to the community...
Perryville, Mo., in Forbes Online Reinventing America series (08/06/12)
Perryville, Mo., was featured in a Forbes Online series on Reinventing America. The article, titled "How a Small Town in Missouri Became a Manufacturing Oasis," was written by contributor Ken Sweet. He and more than a dozen other Forbes contributors and staff writers are focusing on the challenges facing towns, cities and traditional industries across the nation and highlighting the growing number of surprising success stories, like Perryville's. ...
People on the move 8/6/12 (08/06/12)
The American College of Endocrinology, the educational and scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, inducted Dr. Ahmad Z. Sheikh of Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology as a fellow during a ceremony May 26 at the 20th annual AACE Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress in Philadelphia. ...
Chalmer Leible (08/06/12)
Chalmer J. Leible, 88, of Venedy, Ill., formerly of Perry County, Mo., died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, Ill. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at Miller Family Funeral Home in Perryville, Mo...
Bernice M. Quade (08/06/12)
Bernice M. Quade, 87, of Gordonville passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born April 23, 1925, in Gordonville, to Joe and Mable Newburn Ulrich. She and Norman E. Quade were married Nov. 3, 1946, at Zion Methodist Church in Gordonville...
Dorothy Stanfill (08/06/12)
PATTON, Mo. -- Dorothy Grace Stanfill, 84, of Patton passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at her home. She was born June 12, 1928, at Patton, daughter of Luther T. and Lurlien G. Mungle Brotherton. She and Dentford Stanfill were married Jan. 29, 1949. He died July 11, 1994...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/6/12 (08/06/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests to not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/6/12 (08/06/12)
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Jackson police report 8/6/12 (08/06/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 8/6/12 (08/06/12)
The 1988 presidential campaign made its debut here yesterday with a brief visit by Elizabeth Dole on behalf of her husband, Kansas Sen. Robert Dole; Dole held a news conference at the Municipal Airport and later attended a reception at Holiday Inn. The first residents of the new Cottonwood Residential Treatment Center here have arrived under a plan that calls for the center to reach its 40-youth capacity by the end of the year; the center is on the Southeast Missouri State University campus...
Leadership Summit (08/06/12)
Whether it's in government, business or community, having good leadership is important. Strong leaders inspire others. They provide direction. They are visionaries who take charge and provide a steadying hand in good times and bad. In some capacity we are all leaders. So it's important we maximize our abilities and learn how to be the most effective leaders possible...
Speak Out 8/6/12 (08/06/12)
What a horrible thing it is for people to pass blame on a movie that is based on a superhero that was created more than 70 years ago, or any movie or video game! Give me a break! Should we blame all the other mass murders since 1939 on Batman as well? No, I don't believe so. ...
Prayer 8/6/12 (08/06/12)
O Lord Jesus, in all we do, may we be leaders of integrity. Amen.
Reduced Cape Splash Hours Begin Aug. 16 (08/06/12)
Starting Aug. 16, Cape Splash reduces operating hours to the following: Tuesday 4-7 p.m. Friday 4-7 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 12-6 p.m. "We are reducing our hours because schools will be back in session," said Amy Roth, Recreation Supervisor...
Youth Soccer Registration Extended Through Aug. 8 (08/06/12)
The deadline for the Youth Soccer League (formerly operated as CAYSA) registration has been extended until Wednesday, Aug. 8. Registration forms are online at cityofcape.org/soccer and at the Osage Centre. Season is scheduled to begin Sept. 4. Registration fees are as follows:...
Register for Adult League Flag Football in Cape (08/06/12)
Register your team now for the Adult Flag Football League, hosted by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department. League play begins Sept. 27 at Arena Park. Anyone age 17 and up is eligible to play. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons and evenings, and Thursday evenings. Teams will play a minimum of seven games...
Register for Youth Flag Football in Cape (08/06/12)
Children, ages 5 through 14, are now invited to register for the upcoming Youth NFL Flag Football League in Cape Girardeau. Registration ends Aug. 17, at the A. C. Brase Arena. Cost is $50 per player, which includes an NFL-replica jersey and flag belt. League play begins Sept. 22, and games will be on Saturday afternoon and Monday evening...
CHS student represents state at conference (08/06/12)
Aaron Mehner, a junior at Cape Central High School, represented the state of Missouri at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, June 29 -- July 2, 2012. Competing in FBLA-PBL's national awards program, Aaron vied for top honors in Business Math against state representatives from across the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Guam, the Cayman Islands, and the Department of Defense schools worldwide.. ...
Preschool Swim Days Aug. 22 & 29 at Cape Splash (08/06/12)
Cape Splash hosts Preschool Swim Days on Aug. 22 and Aug. 29, from 9 to 11 a.m. "We are excited to offer Preschool Swim Days to area preschools, and preschool-age children from the community," said Amy Roth, Recreation Supervisor. Children will be able to safely enjoy Cape Splash in designated areas on these days...
New teachers attend orientation (08/06/12)
Cape Girardeau Public School's new teachers were in "school" last week for two days learning about assessment, technology, curriculum, professional development and other subjects, when they took a break to pose for the photo above. In the back row, left to right, are Meg Yates, who will be teaching at Alma Schrader; Megan Frownfelter, CJHS; Mark Allen CHS; Doug Dysort, CHS; Ed Cole, CHS; Ed Draper, CJHS; Jordan Cox, CHS; Michael Harrer, CHS/CJHS; Curtis Ackman, CJHS; Bill Geiger, CTC; Josh Tomlin, Alt. ...
Register for Corporate Games in Cape Girardeau (08/06/12)
The 2012 Corporate Games will be hosted Sept. 16-28 in Cape Girardeau. The event, sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department, has promotes healthier lifestyles, teamwork, participation and fun for Cape Girardeau area businesses, employee-based organizations, and nonprofit organizations...
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