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Mo. GOP congressional hopefuls denounce debt (02/07/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- For a group bent on getting to Washington, the Missouri Republicans seeking to succeed resigned U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson don't have a very favorable impression of their desired destination. They describe Congress as a "dysfunctional" place, spewing a "red menace" of debt that is "crushing this generation" while spending money at an "out-of-control," ''alarming and destructive" rate...
Area sheriffs oppose gun-control proposal (02/07/13)
After each of John Jordan's five election victories, the Cape Girardeau County sheriff has taken an oath he never has taken lightly -- to protect, defend and preserve the U.S. Constitution. That's why, Jordan on Wednesday said, he will refuse to enforce gun-control policies being pushed by President Barack Obama, and it won't be a breach of that promise...
Sewer rate adjustment to be considered by Cape (02/07/13)
A completed foundation for Cape Girardeau's new $55 million wastewater treatment plant will set the wheels in motion for sewer rates to be re-evaluated in coming months. City engineer Casey Brunke said pilings for the plant's foundation are about 75 percent complete and should be finished by the end of the month...
SEMO professor pleads guilty to reduced charge in casino cheating case (02/07/13)
With his guilty plea Wednesday, a Southeast Missouri State University professor said he wasn't cheating -- only trying to. Roger Arpin, a longtime literature professor, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor that added "attempted to" to his original felony that alleged he was cheating at the blackjack tables during a visit to Isle Casino Cape Girardeau in December..
Scott County cracking down on attire for courtroom (02/07/13)
BENTON, Mo. -- Appropriate dress will soon be a requirement for court appearances in Benton. Christy Hency, circuit court clerk for Scott County, advised the county commission during its regular meeting Tuesday that she is drafting a dress code for the 33rd Circuit Court in Benton...
Cape Girardeau doctor indicted on check, money order fraud (02/07/13)
A Cape Girardeau physician was indicted and arrested Wednesday on felony charges of mail fraud and passing fake money orders and checks. Byron Cornelius Glenn, 57, was arrested on a five-count indictment on felony counts of passing a fictitious instrument with intent to defraud, one felony count of making a fictitious instrument with intent to defraud, and one felony count of mail fraud, according to a release sent by the United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Missouri. ...
Police: Cape credit union robbed (02/07/13)
Cape Girardeau police were looking for a bank robber Wednesday afternoon, after a local credit union reported that a man handed a note to a teller that said he had a gun. The man entered the Cape Girardeau Regional Credit Union at 2427 Cape Centre Drive at about 3:10 p.m. and demanded money.
Cleanup from derailment could take 60 days (02/07/13)
A pile of rail cars still litters the field to the west of Highway M just outside of Chaffee, Mo. According to officials with Union Pacific, the cleanup could take up to 60 days to complete...
Sports magazine editor to address lecture series (02/07/13)
ESPN the Magazine senior editor Keith Reed will speak at Southeast Missouri State University's Michael Davis Lecture. The lecture is free and scheduled for noon, Feb. 20 at Rose Theatre on Southeast's campus. Reed edits and assigns articles in print and digital editions for the magazine. ...
Cape commission will not meet today (02/07/13)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission will not meet according to its normal schedule today because of a lack of a quorum. Vicki Ivy, the commission's assistant, said none of the three commissioners will be able to meet. The commission normally meets Monday and Thursday mornings at the Cape Girardeau County administrative offices in Jackson...
Mississippi River Caucus launched in Senate (02/07/13)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A bipartisan Mississippi River Caucus is being launched in the U.S. Senate in an effort to encourage commerce and address issues such as flood mitigation and navigation concerns. Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri and Democrat Tom Harkin of Iowa announced plans for the caucus on Thursday. It will also seek to help communities along the nation's longest waterway...
Hearing on Mo. 'right to work' bill attracts crowd (02/07/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A standing-room-only crowd spilled into Capitol hallways Wednesday to watch a Missouri House committee hearing on a bill that would bar payment of union dues as a condition of employment and make Missouri the nation's 25th "right-to-work" state....
Missouri researchers ID largest prime number yet (02/07/13)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mathematicians at the University of Central Missouri have identified the largest prime number yet, but good luck remembering it. The university on Wednesday said that a group led by computer science and mathematics professor Curtis Cooper found the 17 million-digit prime number last month. It is the 48th known Mersenne prime and is the third discovered at the 11,800-student university in Warrensburg, about 50 miles east of Kansas City...
Frail teen found handcuffed in parents' K.C. basement (02/07/13)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Authorities found a frail 17-year-old boy handcuffed to a pole in his parents' Kansas City basement, where he said he'd been kept since his father withdrew him from school in September. Police said Wednesday they hadn't turned over any of their findings to prosecutors for consideration of possible charges. Police have not released the names of anyone involved in the case. The teen was placed in the custody of child services...
Missourian on Texas death row loses appeal (02/07/13)
HOUSTON -- A federal appeals court has refused an appeal from a Missouri man condemned for the slayings of a Texas Tech University dean and an 18-year-old Lubbock woman 12 years ago. The ruling late Tuesday from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals moves 41-year-old Vaughn Ross a step closer to execution for the fatal shootings of 53-year-old Douglas Birdsall and Viola McVade...
Lawmakers seeking a ‘use' tax (02/07/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Amid warnings of possible lost jobs and declining revenue for cities and counties, Missouri lawmakers are making another run at reinstating local sales tax on vehicle purchases after Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed an attempt last year...
Massage therapist accused of videotaping women (02/07/13)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- A massage therapist is facing allegations in three separate venues that he secretly videotaped women as they changed clothes. Kirk Jackson, 38, of St. Charles faces 19 charges of invasion of privacy. In St. Charles County, authorities allegedly found 140 videos of women in bathroom stalls, tanning beds and massage therapy rooms...
Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs (02/07/13)
WASHINGTON -- Saturday mail soon may go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service on Wednesday said that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial losses in a world radically reordered by the Internet...
Boy Scouts delay decision about admitting gays until May (02/07/13)
IRVING, Texas -- Caught in an ideological crossfire, the Boy Scouts of America is delaying until May a vote on whether to ease its policy of excluding gays as Scouts and adult leaders. Any eventual decision is likely to anger major constituencies and worsen schisms within Scouting....
Monopoly fans add cat, toss iron tokens (02/07/13)
PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- The Scottie dog has a nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday. Results were announced after the shoe, wheelbarrow and iron were neck and neck for elimination in the final hours of voting that sparked passionate efforts by fans to save their favorite tokens, and by businesses eager to capitalize on publicity surrounding pieces that represent their products.. ...
CIA nominee Brennan has a chance to face detractors (02/07/13)
WASHINGTON -- A Senate hearing on John Brennan's nomination to head the CIA could lay bare some parts of the secret war against al-Qaida: lethal drone strikes from covert bases against even American terror suspects, harsh interrogation methods and long detention of suspects without due process...
U.S. to cut carrier presence in Persian Gulf (02/07/13)
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is cutting its aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf region from two carriers to one, the Defense Department announced Wednesday, in a move that represents one of the most significant effects of budget cuts on the U.S. military presence overseas. The decision comes as Washington struggles to find a way to avoid sharp automatic spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and domestic programs next month...
Woman, 2 children killed in Denver shooting (02/07/13)
DENVER -- Two young children and a woman were killed and a third child was wounded in a shooting at a northeast Denver house, police said Wednesday. The shooting appeared to have been isolated and there was no indication a shooter was on the loose, said police Major Crimes Cmdr. Ron Saunier...
Today in History (02/07/13)
Today is Thursday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2013. There are 327 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 7, 1943, during World War II, the government abruptly announced that rationing of shoes made with leather would go into effect in two days, limiting consumers to buying three pairs per person per year. (Rationing was lifted in October 1945.)...
Mexico seeks culprits for raping Spaniards (02/07/13)
ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Armed, masked men who raped six Spanish tourists in the Mexican resort of Acapulco spared the lone Mexican woman in the group because of her nationality, adding yet another macabre twist to the case that has further hurt the resort's already battered reputation...
Tunisia to shake-up government after assassination (02/07/13)
TUNIS, Tunisia -- Shaken by the assassination of a prominent leftist opposition leader that unleashed major protests, Tunisia's prime minister announced Wednesday he would form a new government of technocrats to guide the country to elections "as soon as possible."...
Westminster too much for Notre Dame (02/07/13)
The Notre Dame girls basketball team suffered its second loss in three days to a powerhouse squad. Host Westminster Christian Academy of suburban St. Louis defeated the Bulldogs 65-47 Wednesday night. That came after Dexter beat Notre Dame 74-42 Monday night...
Critical two-game stretch for Redhawks (02/07/13)
The struggling Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team suffered two of its more disappointing losses at SIU Edwardsville and Eastern Illinois during a recent road trip. This week the Redhawks have a chance to avenge those defeats while solidifying their hopes of making the Ohio Valley Conference tournament...
Southeast has high hopes for newest class (02/07/13)
Losing 23 seniors from last season means Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel has to somewhat replenish his roster for the 2013 campaign. Samuel took a major step toward that on Wednesday's opening of the NCAA signing period. Samuel announced the signing of 25 players to letters of intent, including five junior college transfers who are already enrolled at Southeast for the second semester and will participate in spring practice...
Southeast coach hopes infusion of youth mixes well with returning experience (02/07/13)
Luck was certainly not on the side of the Southeast Missouri State softball team last year. Southeast suffered 14 of its 16 Ohio Valley Conference losses by one or two runs. Overall the Redhawks went 4-17 in one-run games. "You look back at all those one-run games. ... it was the difference in the season," said Southeast coach Lana Richmond, whose squad went 25-30 overall and a seventh-place 13-16 in OVC play to miss the six-team conference tournament. "But that was last year."...
Notre Dame duo teammates again (02/07/13)
Former bulldogs join forces for Southeast Redhawks softball program
Missouri concentrates on landing in-state recruits (02/07/13)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A year ago, Missouri coaches huddled around a television on signing day, listening intently on whether they would be able to nab Dorial Green-Beckham, one of the best recruits in the country. This year's class was much more of a ho-hum affair...
Christian fashion show to be held in Tampa (02/07/13)
Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The organizers of Christian Fashion Week have a message: modest does not equal frumpy. "A lot of the designers we talked with looked at the challenge as a creative challenge," said Jose Gomez, who, along with his wife and another couple, is organizing the event. "How do we push the boundaries -- with boundaries?"...
Once-troubled teen takes fast track to Eagle Scout (02/07/13)
After a lifetime of adversity, a local teen has managed to work his way through the Boy Scouts to attain Eagle Scout status in just four years. Seventeen-year-old Brian Bailey of Benton, Mo., did not start off with the typical Boy Scout experience. Bailey joined the group at 14, not long after his adoption, completely missing the early Cub Scout years typical of the road taken to Eagle Scout...
neXt Calendar 2/7/13 (02/07/13)
TODAY NEW MOVIES EVENTS FRIDAY EVENTS Saturday Sunday Next week New Movies Games CDs DVDs...
Who's neXt (02/07/13)
The following local students have been awarded scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2013-2014 academic year: Tetley named good citizen Tana Tetley of Scott City was named a good citizen by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Tetely was recognized for her dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. She is the daughter of Danny and Belinda Tetley and attends Scott City High School...
Hooked on Science: Candy density test (02/07/13)
Do you think you will get a lot of candy for Valentine's Day? Science says you can use the candy to do an experiment that will teach you about density. Materials Instructions STEP 1: Fill half of the transparent container with water...
Lorraine Bagwell (02/07/13)
Lorraine Lucille Bagwell, 84, of Pilot Knob, Mo., formerly of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Crystal City, Mo. She was born Jan. 29, 1929, in St. Louis, daughter of Clifford and Dorothy Steimke Bonenberger. She and Joe Thomas Bagwell were married June 7, 1959. He preceded her in death Oct. 16, 1993...
Dr. Gene Loftis (02/07/13)
Dr. Gene A. Loftis, 84, of Cape Girardeau passed from death to eternal life at Missouri Veterans Home Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, after a long battle with lymphoma and Parkinson's disease. He was born Aug. 27, 1928, in Ada, Okla., to Marroll F. and Ruth Gladys Sterling Loftis. Gene graduated from Lorenzo High School in Lorenzo, Texas...
Amelia Mattingly (02/07/13)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Amelia Mary "Miji" Mattingly, 87, of Cairo passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, surrounded by her loving family while on sojourn in Campbell, Calif. She is survived by two brothers, John and Nick, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill; a sister, Constance; and parents William B. and Constance Dahm Mattingly...
Nell Nolan (02/07/13)
Nell Rae Nolan, 84, of Pearl, Miss., formerly of Jackson, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at her home. She was born May 9, 1928, in New Hebron, Miss., daughter of James W. and Lessie Cliburn Netherland. She and Robert R. Nolan were married May 9, 1947, in Jackson, Miss. He passed away July 2, 1996...
Births 2/7/13 (02/07/13)
Son to Roger P. and Michelle A. Hastings of McClure, Ill., Southeast Hospital, 2:48 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Name, Michael Paul. Weight, 3 pounds 9 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Hastings is the former Michelle Buckingham, daughter of Judy Buckingham of Scott City. She is employed at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Hastings is the son of Sibra Glover of Jackson and Everett Hastings of Round Rock, Texas...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/7/13 (02/07/13)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Jackson police report 2/7/13 (02/07/13)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses...
Out of the past 2/7/13 (02/07/13)
John and Evelyn Boardman have purchased three old brick buildings in the 100 block of Independence on the southeast corner of Independence and Spanish streets; the couple plans to renovate the buildings for use as their residence, as well as for John Boardman's architectural office and Evelyn Boardman's Madder Rose Antiques store...
Biggest Loser (02/07/13)
Most competitions have a winner and a loser. And while we all love to win, for a group in Chaffee, Mo., the goal is to win by losing weight. A recent story in the Scott County Signal by Samantha Kluesner highlighted Chaffee's Biggest Loser group. (The story was reprinted Jan. 20 in the Southeast Missourian Good Times section.) The group is on a mission to collectively lose 1,000 pounds by May 1...
Speak Out 2/7/13 (02/07/13)
Guns don't kill people, people kill people. It is our constitutional right to own a gun. Everyone should vote no for gun control. Ozone levels It was somewhat disheartening, but not surprising, to read a story that the ozone levels are out of control in Southeast Missouri, and that the establishment is fighting hard to, in my view, keep the EPA pacified so we won't be sanctioned by the EPA while doing nothing to lessen the polluting ozone levels...
Prayer 2/7/13 (02/07/13)
Lord Jesus, may we guard the words we say and honor you in all things. Amen.
Cape Middle School Sixth Graders of the Month (02/07/13)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for February are (front row from left) Ayanni Smith, Dashana' Hudson and Mattie Huff; (second row) Darian Huffman, Jaywhun Pressberry, Allison McDonald and Keely Blankenship; (third row) Haylee Kilburn, Erin Nelson, Abigail Reazer and Hayden Smee. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
Cape Middle School Fifth Graders of the Month (02/07/13)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for February are (front row from left) Brionna Lamburth, Kierra Wyatt, Maddy Ritrovato and Cody Henson; (second row) Macee Hoskins, Justin Berger and Kelandria Campbell; (third row) Yeniah Jackson, Tyler Centers, Zach Moore and Kobe Gantt. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
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