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Stories from Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cape police officer shoots Tamm, Ill., man after fight outside bar escalates (09/27/08)
A man was shot following an incident at a Cape Girardeau bar early Saturday morning. Details are not available at this time. Check back later at semissourian.com for more on this story.
Rockin' the riverfront (09/27/08)
Area nursing home residents compete in Golden Age Games (09/27/08)
Walking to the sounds of bagpipes, chicken squawks and cheers from onlookers, parade participants from Southeast Missouri nursing care facilities marched one by one into the Osage Community Centre. Some were dressed as knights and princes, while others sported the clothing of queens and fairy princesses...
New arts complex opens at Jackson High School (09/27/08)
Tiles gleam and the smell of fresh paint permeates Jackson High School's fine arts complex. Some boxes wait to be unpacked and supplies are admittedly not all in order, but teachers and students are eagerly using their new space, which opened this week...
Nine emaciated dogs seized at Old Appleton property (09/27/08)
Nine dogs, including puppies, were seized Friday at an Old Appleton property after Cape Girardeau County sheriff's deputies said the animals suffered severe neglect. The dogs, mostly pit bull mixes, one chow mix and one purebred boxer, are being treated and evaluated at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, said Requi Salter of the Humane Society...
Missouri governor hopeful Hulshof touts child support plan (09/27/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof says he supports the creation of regional child support enforcement units. Hulshof on Friday cited efforts by Greene County prosecutor Darrell Moore to start a multi-county child support enforcement unit. If it works, Hulshof said similar efforts in other areas could help improve child support collections...
St. Louis wolf sanctuary's lease is up (09/27/08)
ST. LOUIS -- A wolf sanctuary outside of St. Louis is about to lose its lease with Washington University. The Wild Canid Center lease is up at Washington University's Tyson Research Center as of Tuesday. In a statement, Washington University said it gave the wolf sanctuary two years' notice and needs the space for its own research...
Mo. lawmakers urge changes to federal rescue plan (09/27/08)
WASHINGTON -- Missouri lawmakers in Congress agree a quick fix is needed to stem the nation's financial crisis, but many are calling for changes to the president's bailout proposal. The Bush administration has a $700 billion plan for the government to buy bad mortgages and other assets held by troubled financial institutions. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson hopes the infusion will improve their balance sheets so they can resume lending money...
Bedrock tested under proposed river bridge (09/27/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Engineers for the Missouri Department of Transportation say geological conditions at the site of the new Mississippi River Bridge are perfect. The four-lane bridge will span 1,500 feet and will be held up by two piers on each side of the river...
Attorneys seek to continue execution stay (09/27/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The Missouri Supreme Court has been asked to postpone setting an execution date for convicted murderer Dennis Skillicorn. In a motion filed Thursday, his attorneys asked the court to extend the current stay of execution that expires Saturday. They claim the Missouri Department of Corrections continues to block access to staff and prisoner witnesses they want to interview at Potosi Correctional Center...
Bush to appear at Missouri gov. candidate's fundraiser (09/27/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- President Bush is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof next week. The Oct. 3 fundraiser is to be held at Hunter Farms in St. Louis County. Hulshof campaign spokesman Scott Baker confirmed Friday that Bush is to attend...
Committee chairman sees accord for financial plan by Sunday (09/27/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration and Congress revived negotiations Friday on a $700 billion financial bailout, one day after the largest bank collapse in U.S. history provided a brutal reminder of the risks of failure. Democrats talked optimistically of agreement by the end of the weekend...
Obama, McCain argue over war, taxes in first presidential debate (09/27/08)
OXFORD, Miss. -- John McCain accused Barack Obama of compiling "the most liberal voting record in the United States Senate" on Friday night in an intense first debate of their close campaign for the White House. The Democrat shot back, "Mostly that's just me opposing George Bush's wrong-headed policies."...
Lawmakers may revise 'safe-haven' law in Neb. (09/27/08)
OMAHA, Neb. -- When Nebraska lawmakers passed a "safe-haven" law that allowed parents to abandon children as old as 18, they never seriously thought such drop-offs would become common. But their worst fears have come true: At least 16 children, some of them teenagers, have been abandoned since the law took effect in July. Now elected officials are considering revising the law, and at least one anguished parent said he only surrendered his kids because he felt he had no choice...
Russia warship heads to Africa after pirate attack (09/27/08)
Russia warship heads to Africa after pirate attack MOSCOW -- A Russian warship on Friday rushed to intercept a Ukrainian vessel carrying 33 battle tanks and a hoard of ammunition that was seized by pirates off the Horn of Africa -- a hijacking that again heightened fears about surging piracy and high-seas terrorism. ...
Swiss man flies over Channel on jet wing (09/27/08)
DOVER, England -- He had nothing above him but four tanks of kerosene and nothing below him but the cold waters of the English Channel. But Yves Rossy leapt from a plane and into the record books Friday, crossing the Channel on a homemade jet-propelled wing...
U.S., Russia reach deal on new UN Iran resolution (09/27/08)
U.S., Russia reach deal on U.N. Iran resolution UNITED NATIONS -- The U.S. and Russia, striking a compromise, led a new U.N. Security Council effort Friday to condemn Iran's nuclear program that includes no new sanctions. The brief resolution seeks to reaffirm the three previous ones, which imposed progressively tougher sanctions on Iran for refusing to halt its uranium enrichment program. ...
Pakistan to U.S. after clash: Stay away from border (09/27/08)
Pakistan to U.S.: Stay away from border ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan sought to reassure Washington on Friday that it remained an ally in fighting terrorism, but it also warned the U.S. to stay out of Pakistani territory while hunting down militants along the volatile border with Afghanistan Emphasizing that it doesn't need American firepower, a Pakistani general said an offensive along the frontier has killed more than 1,000 militants and predicted the region would be "stabilized" within two months.. ...
Enderle sparks Chaffee's defensive effort (09/27/08)
SCOTT CITY -- There are a few reasons why Cody Enderle shouldn't succeed in one of the most important positions on Chaffee's defense. He's a sophomore playing middle linebacker. He's never played defense before, especially at the varsity level. And he's blind in his left eye...
Devils start own streak against Scott City (09/27/08)
SCOTT CITY -- Chaffee quarterback Aaron Horrell wanted his team to give his father, assistant coach Brian Horrell, the best birthday present of all Friday without having to spend any money. Aaron Horrell and his teammates delivered the 39-year-old Horrell that present -- a victory over rival Scott City...
Sikeston overpowers Central 47-18 (09/27/08)
Sikeston scored on all six of its first-half possessions as it kept the Central football team winless with a 47-18 victory Friday night at Sikeston High School. Junior running back Eli Jackson scored three of the touchdowns, including a 26-yard run 15 seconds into the game after the Tigers (0-5, 0-2 SEMO Conference) fumbled on their first play from scrimmage...
Jackson unable to stop Hawks (09/27/08)
JACKSON -- Kerry Gibson proved too difficult to stop in the second half. Gibson, Hazelwood Central's junior quarterback, delivered with his arm and his feet as the Hawks smashed Jackson 35-7 on Friday. "I think it was real good," Gibson said. "We came out and executed. We came together as a team and did what we need to do."...
Southeast football gets rare chance to play role of favorite (09/27/08)
So Southeast Missouri State football fans, you think your team has struggled in recent years? The Redhawks have nothing on Indiana State, which Southeast visits for an 11 a.m. kickoff today. Southeast supporters have been frustrated by the Redhawks' 12-32 record from 2004 through 2007 and their 1-3 start to this season...
Redhawks soccer fails to score in OVC opener (09/27/08)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team's early season scoring problems continued into its OVC opener Friday night, as Murray State handed the Redhawks a 1-0 loss at Houck Stadium. The shutout was the fifth of the season for the Redhawks, who had scored their first goal of the season in their previous game -- a 1-1 tie against Evansville...
Theories in faith: Discussion group involves politics, theology, philosophy (09/27/08)
At least a dozen people gather in Grace Cafe every Wednesday evening. They're not there for the drinks, the treats or the ambience as much as they are for the intriguing discussion. It's the First Baptist Church College and Young Adult Ministry's young adult discussion group...
Church briefs 9/27/08 (09/27/08)
Scott City congregation hosting hog roast Scott City First Assembly of God will host a hog roast from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 3. In addition to pork, the meal includes potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw and bread. Children ages 6 to 11 will receive a discounted price while those 5 years old and younger will eat for free. For more information, call 573-264-2365...
The integrity of your words matters more than the color of your hat (09/27/08)
In the old Westerns the good guys wore white hats and the bad guys wore black hats. Most had simple stories. Looking back at their simple dialogue and cheesy acting, one wonders how television and the silver screen ever survived to the sophisticated state it has today...
Reflections: Have to keep moving on (09/27/08)
There since 1923, Yankee Stadium has seen its final days as one of the most recognized sports arenas in the nation. Baseball heroes like Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio were among the famous who walked the grounds. "Hallowed grounds," the multitudes said. ...
Eula Wheaton (09/27/08)
Eula Wheaton COBDEN, Ill. -- Eula V. Wheaton, 85, of Cobden, formerly of Mill Creek, Ill., died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at the home of a niece. Wheaton was born July 1, 1923, daughter of Sherman and Lillie Smith Dodson. She and Lester "Peck" Wheaton were married July 1, 1939, in Jackson. He preceded her in death...
Virginia Thomason (09/27/08)
Virginia Thomason MALDEN, Mo. -- Virginia Elizabeth Thomason, 89, of Malden died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 22, 1919, in Harrell, Ark., daughter of Irvin Napoleon and Irene Abernathy Williams. She and Nolan Travis Thomason were married Oct. 30, 1936, in Tinsman, Ark. He died Feb. 13, 1984...
Marjella Engert (09/27/08)
Marjella Engert Marjella Martha Engert, 85, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Frohna, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Maevers (09/27/08)
Dorothy Maevers Dorothy "Polly" Maevers, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born July 31, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Milford J. and Dorothy I. Herzinger Martin. She and Frank A. Maevers Jr. were married March 9, 1974, in Cape Girardeau...
Margaret Dobbs (09/27/08)
Margaret Dobbs ARNOLD, Mo. -- Margaret Birdie Annamae Dobbs, 73, of Arnold died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. She was born April 28, 1935, in Clarksville, Ark., daughter of Garland and Ola Voss McClaine. She and William Dobbs were married Jan. 10, 1950...
Dorothy Hayes (09/27/08)
Dorothy Hayes Dorothy M. Hayes, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Aug. 31, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the Rev. Bascom L. and Essie Townsend Patrick. She and Herman W. Hayes were married May 21, 1942, in Englewood, Calif. He died Feb. 4, 1979...
Marilyn Collins (09/27/08)
Marilyn Collins PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Marilyn K. Collins, 41, of Perryville died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 9, 1967, at Perryville, daughter of John A. and Ruth A. Meyer Hager. She and Gene Collins were married Oct. 9, 2007...
Donna Singleton (09/27/08)
Donna Singleton PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Donna Rose Singleton, 74, of Perryville died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at her home. She was born April 11, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Everett Ambrose and Ruby Day Cummings Edmonds. Survivors include a son, John Boley of Rolla, Mo.; two daughters, Tina Boley of Perryville, Letitia Boley of Tamms, Ill.; a brother, Jim Edmonds of Oran, Mo.; three sisters, Irma Turley of Camdenton, Mo., Letha Abernathy of Oriole, Nadine Hollingsworth of St. ...
Births 9/27/08 (09/27/08)
Price Daughter to Juhdea Dale Price and Bethany Moirne Liggons of Southeast Missouri Hospital, 3:27 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008. Name, Julie Leann. Weight, 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Second daughter. Ms. Liggons is the daughter of Tracy Mattingly of Cape Girardeau and Kevin Liggons of Campbell, Mo. Price is the son of Barbara Price of Cape Girardeau and Ronnie Price...
Police Report 9/27/08 (09/27/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Dustin S. King, 18, of Florissant, Mo., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear for being a minor in possession and no operator's license...
Fire Report 9/27/08 (09/27/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday: n At 10 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North Sprigg Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 1:32 p.m., emergency medical service on Interstate 55...
Out of the Past 9/27/08 (09/27/08)
25 years ago: Sept. 27, 1983 The formation of committees -- long a sore spot with some board members -- dominates the Jackson School Board's meeting, with the board approving four committees to tackle graduation requirements, personnel evaluation, merit pay for certain employees and a sick leave pool for noncertified personnel...
Need better balance in columnists (09/27/08)
To the editor: As a lifelong Republican now supporting the Obama-Biden ticket, I must protest the extremist editorial campaign being waged on the Southeast Missourian's Opinion page. All but two of the national commentators regularly published use nearly every column to castigate Obama. And the Missouri apparently looks hard to find other far-right ranters...
Speak Out 9/27/08 (09/27/08)
It's the economy ... ONE OF Osama bin Laden's stated goals after the 9/11 attacks was to destroy our economy. The current administration got us involved in an incredibly costly and unnecessary war. The administration has had no oversight of our down-spiraling economy and up-spiraling energy costs, resulting in an economic catastrophe. ...
Connecting People With the Land (09/27/08)
Her best shot (09/27/08)
Making Stone Tools (09/27/08)
Flint Knapping at the River Campus (09/27/08)
Kylee & Alyson Carlile petting a horse. (09/27/08)
Marble Hill Harvest Festival 9-27-2008 (09/27/08)
Orchids (09/27/08)
Thistledom (09/27/08)
Nice view (09/27/08)
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