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Closed northbound lane of I-55 in Miner, Mo., reopens (08/29/08)
MINER, Mo. - Both northbound lanes near mile marker 72 of Interstate 55 are now open after a single-vehicle fire closed one lane and backed up traffic for about a mile earlier this morning, according to the Miner Police Department. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Miner Police Department and Miner Fire Department were on the scene by 8:15 a.m. and it was clear by 8:45 a.m. The condition of the driver and the car is not known at this time...
Tunes at Twilight to take place as normal (08/29/08)
Despite today's rains, the Tunes at Twilight concert series will still be held at its regular venue, the Common Pleas Courthouse Gazebo on Lorimier Street.The free, hour-long concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Tonight's performer is local blues musician Bruce Zimmerman. For more information, visit the Old Town Cape website...
Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert to play Show Me Center Oct. 10 (08/29/08)
The Show Me Center announced today that Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert will appear in concert on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m.Shelton is known for his hits "Goodbye Time," "Some Beach," "Maybe She Wouldn't Be Gone," "The More I Drink" and the current No. ...
Chaffee boil-water order extended (08/29/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. — The boil-water order for people using the municipal water supply in Chaffee has been extended through the holiday weekend, according to Jack Baker, environmental section chief of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Poplar Bluff office...
Southeast predicts modest enrollment growth (08/29/08)
After years of unprecedented growth, Southeast Missouri State University is setting more moderate enrollment goals. Last year university leaders proudly announced freshmen enrollment was up 19 percent, which they quickly attributed to the new River Campus and targeted recruiting efforts in St. Louis. The university capitalized on the increase, using it to bolster its reputation and demonstrate success in marketing...
Cape Girardeau County officials seek legal opinion on road easement (08/29/08)
Since April, Earl Reisenbichler has been trying to straighten out a problem with a road easement for his property on County Road 522. On Thursday, the Cape Girardeau County Commission agreed to seek a legal opinion on the matter. Reisenbichler said he and his wife were surprised to receive a copy of the signed, notarized and recorded easement April 1...
Document misidentifies owners of King's Center building (08/29/08)
A building was misidentified in a photo caption that accompanied the article "Who Owns Cape," published Tuesday. A list obtained from the Cape Girardeau County office of mapping and appraisal showed that Drury Southwest owned the King's Center building at 1131 N. Kingshighway. But Gary and Sandy Helwege actually own the property...
Lightning damages equipment in Scott County (08/29/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County officials are still trying to determine how much communication equipment was damaged by lightning last week. "We're still operational but some of the lines are limited,"said Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday. "We did have damage to radio and telephone equipment. It's all in the process of being analyzed and turned in to insurance. They're trying to analyze everything to see if we have any further damage."...
Cape Girardeau man to stand trial for July home robbery (08/29/08)
Cape Girardeau County Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp ruled Martavius Scales should stand trial for a July 6 robbery. At a preliminary hearing for Scales, 24, of 812 Good Hope St., a witness testified that Scales, along with another man, Nieko Kuykendoll, robbed her at gunpoint after accosting her in her residence on July 6...
Steve & Barry's to close Cape location (08/29/08)
The Steve & Barry's discount clothing store in West Park Mall in Cape Girardeau will be closing, company officials confirmed Thursday afternoon. "BHY S&B Holdings announced that it intends to run a smaller base of Steve & Barry's stores, better positioning the company to reach its profitability goals," company spokesman Howard Schacter said in a written statement...
Experts say Labor Day travel may be lighter than normal (08/29/08)
High gas prices are expected to keep travelers from Southeast Missouri and nationwide closer to home over the Labor Day weekend. AAA estimates that nearly 34.38 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home during the Labor Day weekend. That's a decrease of almost 320,000 Americans who traveled over the holiday weekend in 2007 and the first decline in Labor Day travel since 2006...
Zalma woman injured in accident (08/29/08)
ARAB, Mo. -- A Zalma, Mo., woman was injured as the vehicle she was driving ran off the road and overturned in a ditch, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports website. The 2003 Ford driven by Amelia E. Mayberry, 62, was totaled...
Daughters of the American Revolution dedicate markers (08/29/08)
The John Guild and Old Town Fenton chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate markers honoring Revolutionary War soldiers at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Old Bethel Baptist Church off Lee Avenue in Jackson. The three soldiers, Ithamar Hubbel, Enos Randol and Robert Wicker, all have local connections...
Attempts to remove errant fuel tank draw audience to riverfront (08/29/08)
They came in cars and trucks, on bikes and motorcycles to Red Star Access all day Thursday. Some stayed for moments, others for hours. The steady stream of people were drawn by the magnetic force of curiosity to see the big tank in the Mississippi River...
Kennett, Mo., cemetery vandalized, but fixed for free (08/29/08)
KENNETT, Mo. — The Gibson Cemetery was recently vandalized, resulting in damage to several headstones. The cemetery has many old headstones dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s and, like many older cemeteries, is taken care of by a few people and by donations from private citizens...
Mo. group to help with RNC security (08/29/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A division of the Boone County Fire Protection District will leave for St. Paul, Minn., this weekend to help with security at the Republican National Convention. Missouri Task Force One includes 80 people, four disaster search dogs, and 100,000 pounds of rescue, medical and support equipment...
German-inspired street festival in St. Louis scrapped (08/29/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- One of St. Louis' oldest street festivals, which celebrated the city's German heritage, is calling it quits. Organizers say that after 36 years, Bevo Day will not be celebrated this Labor Day. As descendants of the neighborhood's early German immigrants moved to the suburbs, the street festival suffered from dwindling crowds. Bosnian refugees who have moved to the area have their own festival...
McCain bringing big political crew to Missouri (08/29/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- John McCain will be joined by his new running mate and numerous big-name politicians when he comes to Missouri this weekend. McCain plans a rally Sunday at a minor league baseball park in the St. Louis suburb of O'Fallon...
News conference scheduled in Precious Doe case (08/29/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jackson County prosecutors have scheduled a news conference to discuss the case against the man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl once known only as "Precious Doe." Twenty-eight-year-old Harrell Johnson, of Muskogee, Okla., is charged with first-degree murder in the 2001 death of Erica Green. The girl's decapitated body, and later her head, were found in a wooded area of Kansas City. If convicted, Johnson faces the death penalty...
No death penalty in Precious Doe killing (08/29/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri prosecutors won't seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl once known only as "Precious Doe." Prosecutors previously had said they planned to seek the death penalty for 28-year-old Harrell Johnson, of Muskogee, Okla...
Mo. jury recommends death in double murder (08/29/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Jurors recommend death for a Jefferson City man in the Christmas Eve 2006 killings of his cousin and her husband in Callaway County. Brian Dorsey showed no signs of emotion when the Boone County jury's decision was read Thursday night. The 37-year-old Dorsey in March pleaded guilty to the shotgun deaths of Sarah and Ben Bonnie at their home in New Bloomfield...
Mo. man awarded $16M in sex charges case (08/29/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A federal jury awards a Missouri man acquitted of child sex charges $16 million in a lawsuit against his ex-wife and a Lee's Summit police officer. Theodore W. White Jr. sued the officer, Richard McKinley, over allegations that McKinley made up false child sex charges and violated White's rights...
Man suspected in 20 bank holdups arrested (08/29/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A southwestern Missouri man suspected in at least 20 bank robberies has been arrested after a traffic stop. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 37-year-old Joseph Paul Young, of Rogersville, was taken into custody Thursday morning after a trooper saw him driving slowly on Interstate 44...
McCain picks VP (08/29/08)
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — John McCain picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a conservative who shares his maverick streak, as his vice presidential running mate on Friday in a startling selection on the eve of the Republican National Convention...
Texas' frightening fair fare (08/29/08)
DALLAS -- Everything is bigger in Texas, especially the calorie counts at the State Fair, which will offer such delicacies this year as deep-fried s'mores and a fried banana split. The State Fair of Texas begins late next month, and a competition is being held to honor its tastiest fried fare. The eight finalists were announced Wednesday...
Small global positioning devices help prosecutors win more convictions (08/29/08)
Like millions of motorists, Eric Hanson used a GPS unit in his Chevrolet TrailBlazer to find his way around. He probably didn't expect that prosecutors would eventually use it too — to help convict him of killing four family members. Prosecutors in suburban Chicago analyzed data from the Garmin GPS device to pinpoint where Hanson had been on the morning after his parents were fatally shot and his sister and brother-in-law bludgeoned to death in 2005. ...
Obama tells huge Dem crowd he'll fix Washington (08/29/08)
DENVER -- Surrounded by an enormous crowd, Barack Obama promised a clean break from the "broken politics in Washington and the failed policies of George W. Bush" on Thursday night as he embarked on the final lap of his bid to become the nation's first black president...
New Orleans wonders if rebuilt levees will hold back Gustav (08/29/08)
NEW ORLEANS -- Just three years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans confronts a new threat from Gustav and a stark question: Will the partially rebuilt levees hold? Despite $2 billion in improvements, including 220 miles of repaired, raised and replaced floodwalls, 17 new pump stations and more flood-resistant pump stations, nobody can say for sure the city won't be swamped again. And if it is, could it ever recover?...
Spring's economic rebound unlikely to last (08/29/08)
WASHINGTON -- The economy pulled out of a dangerous rough patch in the spring, thanks largely to strong exports, but the rebound isn't expected to last. Economic slowdowns overseas could make exports tail off just as Americans are hunkering down after the bracing impact of rebate checks wanes, plunging the country into another rut later this year...
Putin: U.S. orchestrated conflict in Georgia (08/29/08)
MOSCOW -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Thursday of instigating the fighting in Georgia and said he suspects a connection to the U.S. presidential campaign -- a contention the White House dismissed as "patently false."...
Chiefs to sell naming rights to Arrowhead Stadium (08/29/08)
The Kansas City Chiefs have decided to sell naming rights to Arrowhead Stadium. Arrowhead, built in 1972, has a capacity of almost 79,500 and is the third-largest in the NFL. It's undergoing a $375 million renovation projected for completion in 2010...
Progress? Redhawks shaky in start of Samuel's pivotal season (08/29/08)
Progress as promised? Not yet. Not Thursday night. Southeast Missouri State's football team opened the season against the Division II Southwest Baptist program that it had to rally against last year for a 21-point win. The same Southwest Baptist that went on to lose all 11 games it played last season...
NFL clears Pacman to play (08/29/08)
IRVING, Texas -- Now that Adam "Pacman" Jones really is back in the NFL, he insists he will try to do everything he can to stay there. The cornerback-kick returner was reinstated fully Thursday from his 17-month NFL suspension, which followed an accumulation of arrests and legal problems, and is clear to play for the Dallas Cowboys during the regular season...
Chaffee's Kiefer blanks Scott City 3-0 (08/29/08)
Chaffee's Madelyn Kiefer shut down Scott City and got just enough offense to pitch the Red Devils to a 3-0 victory in girls softball action Thursday. Kiefer pitched seven innings, struck out six, walked none and allowed three hits. Taylor Kirchdoerfer, Sierra Miller and Megan Horman all had RBIs, while Taylor Hanna added two hits for Chaffee (1-2)...
Lillard to Edwards equals TDs (08/29/08)
Houston Lillard and Miles Edwards both had big second halves to last season. The duo picked up where they left off in Southeast Missouri State's 2008 opener Thursday night. Senior quarterback Lillard and sophomore wide receiver Edwards had huge games to reach career highs...
Spada provides helping foot in victory (08/29/08)
Doug Spada did have a previous kick in the back of his mind as he prepared for a 47-yard field goal late in Thursday's contest with Southwest Baptist. It wasn't either of the previous misses that night from shorter distances. "The only thing I was thinking about was that Austin Peay game last year, and how I missed it when we were tied," Spada said. "I was glad I was able to make it this time to tie it."...
Redhawks deny season-opening upset in OT (08/29/08)
Southeast Missouri State got its act together just in time to avert what would have been an embarrassing way to start the season. The Redhawks scored the game's final 23 points Thursday and led only once all night -- in overtime. That formula allowed the Redhawks to squeeze out a 35-28 victory over Division II Southwest Baptist...
Basketball recruit Brock not admitted to Southeast (08/29/08)
Southeast Missouri State's most touted men's basketball recruit won't suit up for the Redhawks this season. A source told the Southeast Missourian that Martino Brock will not be admitted to the university for the 2008-09 academic year. Southeast coach Scott Edgar could not be reached for comment. The university is expected to make an official announcement concerning Brock today...
Area digest 8/29/08 (08/29/08)
Long captures medalist honors Vickie Long won medalist honors during the Ladies of Kimbeland weekly golf outing. Harriet Drusch took first in the championship flight, while Dixie Jones topped the A flight. Jackie Anderson captured first in the B flight and Mary Rose James won the C flight...
Villanueva ignites fire in Cardinals with antics (08/29/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Villanueva's mouth may have had a lot to do with the St. Louis Cardinals climbing back into the wild card picture. Don't forget Troy Glaus' legs. He got the game-tying hit and then dashed home for the go-ahead run in the four-run eighth-inning rally in Wednesday's 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers...
Top-seeded Ivanovic loses in second round (08/29/08)
NEW YORK -- Even for the mathematics major from Clemson, it just didn't add up: How could someone who recently struggled so badly she wanted to quit tennis stay on the court with the No. 1 player in the world? Ana Ivanovic probably wondered the same thing...
Rams close preseason with 21-17 loss to Chiefs (08/29/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Brodie Croyle directed two quick touchdown drives against the St. Louis reserves and the Kansas City offense grabbed some much-needed momentum with a 21-17 victory over the Rams on Thursday night. The only projected Rams starter who did not take the night off in the final preseason game was center Nick Leckey. Everyone else was either a second- or third-teamer as coach Scott Linehan took a long look at players competing for the final roster spots...
Spotted: 'Gossip Girl' setting the trend for fall (08/29/08)
Want a "Gossip Girl"-styled wardrobe for fall and you don't know where to start? A stylish back-to-school wardrobe needn't break the bank. Gloria Baume, Teen Vogue's fashion director, thinks crafty teens can find a lot for $100 to $250. Baume suggested mixing preowned items with pieces picked up at mass retailers like Forever21 or Charlotte Russe, which offer cheap version of party dresses often seen on "Gossip Girl."...
What's next 8/29/08 (08/29/08)
FRIDAY n New movies "Babylon A.D." Rated PG-13, running time 1 hour 30 mins @ Town Plaza Cinema "College" Rated R, running time 1 hour 34 mins @ Cape West 14 Cine "Disaster Movie" Rated PG-13, running time 1 hour 30 mins @ Town Plaza Cinema...
Are you ready for some football? (08/29/08)
The first football games of 2008 start tonight. Local Schedule follows: Chaffee at Grandview, 7 p.m. Malden at Scott City, 7 p.m. Central at Parkway North, 7 p.m. Jackson at Riverview Gardens, 6 p.m. Pacific at Perryville High School, 7 p.m. Caruthersville at St. Vincent, 7 p.m...
Who's next 8/29/08 (08/29/08)
SCHOLARSHIP n Cody Van de Ven of Leopold, Mo., received a Governor's Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University. GRADUATION n Kyla Ressel of Scott City earned a master of business administration degree from William Woods University in Fulton, Mo., on Aug. 1...
Good deeds: Woman helps prepare youths for work, financial literacy (08/29/08)
Jeanne Camden of Capaha Bank donates time with Junior Achievement and the United Way. Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. ...
Hooked on science: Water bottle trick (08/29/08)
Here's a science trick that will teach you all about air pressure. Materials n Plastic bottle with cap n Nail n Water Instructions STEP 1: Using the nail, make a hole in the side of the plastic bottle. STEP 2: Use your finger to cover the hole as you completely fill the plastic bottle with water...
Colleges confront shootings with survival training programs (08/29/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hundreds of colleges across the nation have purchased a training program that teaches professors and students not to take campus threats lying down but to fight back with any "improvised weapon," from a backpack to a laptop computer...
Every little bit Phelps: Swimmer a VMA presenter (08/29/08)
LOS ANGELES -- He does comedy, writes books and mixes it up with the hottest stars in music and Hollywood. With all this, who needs swimming? Certainly not Michael Phelps -- not anymore, at least. But as a presenter at the 2008 Video Music Awards, all that fresh Olympic bling will certainly help...
Federal agency issues warning on popular bassinet (08/29/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents and caregivers to immediately stop using a popular brand of bassinet after the death of a second baby attributed to the product. Six major retailers have stopped selling the bassinets...
Charles Gardner (08/29/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Charles Wendell Gardner, 79, of Anna died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 26, 1929, in Jonesboro, Ill., son of Wendell Ward and Wanda Sauerbrunn Gardner. He married Millie Marie McMahan Dec. 24, 1951, in Anna. She preceded him in death Nov. 10, 2007...
Joe Meyer (08/29/08)
Joe Lynn Meyer, 94, of Jackson died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. He was born May 28, 1914, at Tilsit, son of Louis F. and O'Dessa Ates Meyer. He and Vesta Mae Lange were married July 13, 1936. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1935, where he played and lettered in football all four years. ...
Johnny Posey Jr. (08/29/08)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Johnny Lee "J.P." Posey Jr., 28, of Cairo died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at his home. He was born March 17, 1980, son of the Rev. J.L. and Alberta Posey. He and Syreeta "Neece" Crossland were married March 1, 2008. Posey was a 1999 graduate of Cairo High School and a member of the band. He attended Shawnee Community College...
Lucille Steimle (08/29/08)
Lucille G. Steimle, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. She was born Dec. 13, 1923, in Evanston, Ill., daughter of Julius and Sophie Grabowski Janicki. She and Joseph J. Steimle were married May 10, 1947, in Evanston. He died June 11, 1979...
Marvin Slinkard (08/29/08)
Marvin F. Slinkard, 95, of Jackson died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at his home. He was born July 4, 1913, in Cape Girardeau County, son of William Madison and Louella Randol Slinkard. He and Mariam Conley were married July 17, 1935, in Cape Girardeau...
Bertha Carr (08/29/08)
Bertha R. Carr, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born May 25, 1937, in Little Rock, Ark., daughter of George and Addie Miller Burleson. She and Ed Carr were married in October 1986. He died March 19, 1995...
Larry Warner (08/29/08)
Larry Dean Warner, 59, of Jackson died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 3, 1949, in St. Louis, son of Leslie and Geneva McCasling Warner. He and Cheryl Schultz were married May 7, 1998. Warner was a corporal in the U.S. ...
Leona Hoffman (08/29/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leona A. Hoffman, 94, of Perryville died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at Independent Care Center of Perry County. She was born Dec. 24, 1913, at McBride, Mo., daughter of Henry and Elsie Schemel Schulte. She and Emmet Hoffman were married Feb. 28, 1933. He died March 5, 2004...
Births 8/29/2008 (08/29/08)
Parenteau Daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Wayne Parenteau of Kirkwood, Mo., St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo., 11:47 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2008. Name, Claire Kiley. Weight, 7 pounds, 5 ounces. First child. Mrs. Parenteau is the former Emily Bealke, daughter of Linn and Jenny Bealke of St. ...
Fire report 8/29/2008 (08/29/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: n At 8:51 p.m., an illegal burn at 901 S. Benton St. n At 9:48 p.m., lines arcing at 2901 Hawthorne St. Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: n At 12:03 a.m., a citizen assist in the 1100 block of Linden Street...
Police report 8/29/2008 (08/29/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Ashley L. Colquitt, 21, 8 Village Drive, Apt. 8, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear for no operator's license...
Out of the past 8/29/08 (08/29/08)
25 years ago: Aug. 29, 1983 Southeast Missouri State University's new policy of permitting students to park on nearby city streets has prompted complaints from some property owners about cars being parked in front of their homes. Bids for trees to be planted at the Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau are accepted by the county court; nine companies bid to plant the trees or put in metal grating to surround them...
Correction 8/29/08 (08/29/08)
A correction in Thursday's paper misidentified the owner of King's Center building at 1131 N. Kingshighway. Gary and Sandy Helwege own the structure. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Thanks for tomatoes (08/29/08)
Editor's note: This column originally appeared Aug. 24, 2007. It's too early for Thanksgiving, but there's no time like the present for giving thanks, especially to all those generous gardeners who have shared the bounty of this year's tomato crop...
Football begins (08/29/08)
Tonight in towns all across the state, a sense of adrenaline-laced urgency fills the halls at area high schools as we are now only hours away from the kickoff of the high school football season. Chatter at area coffee shops will reach a crescendo. Band members will be mentally marching their steps. ...
Speak Out 8/29/08 (08/29/08)
Homeless donations A SPEAK Out caller was referring to McCain's houses and said he should give at least one or two to the homeless. McCain gives better than 28 percent of his income to charity and Obama gives 1 percent, his wife, 4.7 percent. I think somebody else should be giving away their money to the homeless which they advocate for so much, not McCain...
The chair belongs to who? (08/29/08)
Zoey Dillow the 4 year old black and tan was given to me by my daughter. The red 10 month old Mylee Dillow is my granddog. My daughter adopted Mylee from the Humane Society. Mylee loves chasing Zoey and Zoey loves chasing frogs. The catch isn't near as much fun to them as the chase...
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