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Stories from Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Nearly 35,000 without power in Southeast Missouri as snow coats area (01/28/09)
At 6:10 a.m., the AmerenUE website reflected more than 34,000 customers without power. The outages occurred as freezing rain fell continuously Tuesday night, coating trees and power lines with a layer of ice. ...
Over 80,000 without power in Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois (01/28/09)
More than 37,000 customers of smaller electric providers were in the dark early Wednesday night, while 42,000 homes served by Ameren in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois were still in the dark. AmerenUE crews restored power to 500 customers in south Cape Girardeau and about 200 customers in Scott City but made little overall progress during the day to restore power to more than 42,000 homes and businesses without electricity in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois...
Thursday closings, delayed openings (01/28/09)
Some area schools and governments have reported cancellation of Thursday classes, closing of offices or delayed openings to the Southeast Missourian:Cape Girardeau city offices will open at 9 a.m. Cape Girardeau municipal court docket will start at 10 a.m. Closed...
Sikeston placed under city-wide curfew tonight (01/28/09)
The Sikeston City Council has approved a city-wide curfew from 10 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Thursday. According to a press release from Sgt. Jim McMillen with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety the curfew was issued for the safety and security of the city.McMillen said only about 5 to 10 percent of Sikeston has electricity.One American Red Cross Shelter has been set up at Sikeston's Field House at 300 Pine St. ...
Power restored to Salvation Army Cape Girardeau warming center (01/28/09)
After a three-hour power outage, electricity has been restored to the warming center at the Salvation Army building at 701 Good Hope St. Power was restored shortly after 3 p.m. Maj. Ben Stillwell said the center - which has also been designated as an American Red Cross-Salvation Army shelter - is equipped with cots, food and electricity for those seeking refuge. ...
Residents work on clean-up from storm (01/28/09)
Residents throughout Southeast Missouri got an early start on the process of cleaning up from the storm, which dumped five to seven inches of snow and ice before moving out of Cape Girardeau after 7:30 this morning. Businesses throughout Cape Girardeau remained closed this morning. ...
Thousands throughout region still without power (01/28/09)
Much of southern Scott and New Madrid counties remained in the dark Tuesday. A mixture of sleet and ice left 75 percent of Sikeston without power around midnight Monday because of the still-fragile condition of a substation damaged by fire last week. ...
Cape Girardeau County avoids ozone restrictions with DNR reversal of recommendation (01/28/09)
Cape Girardeau County seems likely to avoid the burden of being named as an area with dirty air, but civic and business leaders are treating the struggle to escape new regulations as a call for action. The Air Pollution Control Program staff at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources reversed a recommendation made late in 2008 that the county be paired with Perry County in a Southeast Missouri region suffering from ozone pollution. ...
Cape Girardeau County crews working to clear county roads, but all remain open (01/28/09)
Cape Girardeau County commissioner Paul Koeper said county road crews "are getting around as best as they can and there are lot of people, private individuals, trying to help out," in clearing roads. "They will take their farm tractors and help clean off the road near them. ...
Floodwall partnership agreement signing ceremony set for Friday (01/28/09)
The signing ceremony for the floodwall renovation partnership agreement between Cape Girardeau and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday. The ceremony will be at the floodwall's Themis Street gate, weather permitting, said assistant city manager Ken Eftink...
This afternoon on seMissourian.com (01/28/09)
If you're in Scott County today, you might be in a world of hurt (and probably not reading this, because you likely don't have power). Out of the counties we cover, Scott was easily the hardest hit by the ice storm.We have a reporter and photographer touring the county today and talking to people who are stuck in the cold. ...
Train derails in Scott City, no one hurt (01/28/09)
The winter ice storm that ravaged Scott County Tuesday night also caused a minor train derailment in Scott City, according to Scott City police. The derailment occurred around 10:10 p.m. Tuesday when two cars slipped off the track due to the icy conditions, dispatch said...
Fire kills 78-year-old man in Stoddard County (01/28/09)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A 78-year-old man has died in a fire in Southeast Missouri. The Stoddard County Sheriff's Department said emergency workers rushed Tuesday afternoon to the man's trailer north of Bloomfield. The man was found dead inside the trailer. His name was not immediately released...
Power lines down on I-55 near Sikeston (01/28/09)
SIKESTON --Traffic is moving on Interstate 55 at mile marker 67 near Sikeston, Mo., though slowly.Power lines fell over the road Tuesday night, forcing MoDOT to close the road for a brief time. Traffic is now moving, with cars going over the power lines slowly, said a MoDOT representative...
Sleet, ice cover Cape and surrounding areas (01/28/09)
The first part of a winter storm that blanketed Southeast Missouri with a mixture of sleet and ice Tuesday morning created a hazardous commute, closed down schools and government offices and left several hundred people south of Cape Girardeau without power...
Utilities report almost 100,000 without power across Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois (01/28/09)
UPDATED 12:35 p.m. Utility companies are warning that it could be several days to a week before the almost 100,000 electric customers without service in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois will have power restored...
Wednesday closings, cancellations (01/28/09)
Some area schools and governments have reported cancellation of classes or closing of offices to the Southeast Missourian. Schools and governments reporting Wednesday closings or delays are: Cape Girardeau County government offices will be closed all day Wednesday, including circuit court and courtrooms...
Storm damage worse south of Cape Girardeau (01/28/09)
The second half of a two day winter storm left rural counties to the south of Cape Girardeau almost completely without power as a result of fallen power lines, forcing people to leave their homes and seek help in the warming centers established in the region, emergency operations directors said...
Nothern Scott County coping without power (01/28/09)
UPDATED 4:22 p.m. Towns in Scott County are still without power, as crews work frantically to fix lines snapped by the weight of the ice. In Chaffee, 1,928 of 1,930 AmerenUE customers are without power, while all 834 customers in the Benton ZIP code are without power, and may be for five days, according to the AmerenUE website.Residents of Scott County towns were busy Wednesday trying to keep warm while crews began the long process of power restoration.. ...
Thousands without power in southern Mo. (01/28/09)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Tens of thousands of homes and businesses in southern Missouri were without power Wednesday -- and many could remain dark for days to come -- after a two-day winter storm dumped snow, sleet and ice over much of the state. Six deaths were blamed on the weather -- five in accidents on slick roads and one case of hypothermia. Thousands of schools were closed around the state. And thousands of residents were trying to get through the cold weather without lights or heat...
Nixon cuts jobs, proposes more health care (01/28/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon proposed Tuesday to expand health coverage to about 62,000 Missourians and college scholarships to thousands more by relying on an expected surge money from a federal economic stimulus plan. Nixon's first State of the State address also was tempered by financial realities...
Winter storm wallops southern Illinois (01/28/09)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- Thousands of people were without electricity and hundreds of schools remained closed Wednesday in southern Illinois after the second wave of a winter storm buried the region under as much as a half foot of snow and ice. The storm was a one-two punch for much of the area, following up a layer of sleet and freezing rain with a pounding of snow -- in some cases totaling 9 inches around Iuka in Marion County and near Nashville in Washington County. ...
Firefighter suspended from band over nod to Obama (01/28/09)
CLEVELAND -- An Ohio firefighter has been given a six-month suspension from his role in a pipe and drum band because he nodded to President Obama during last week's inaugural parade in Washington, D.C. Video shows Drum Major John Coleman giving the nod along with a fleeting wave as the Cleveland Firefighter's Memorial Pipes & Drums marched past the president...
Mother gives birth to octuplets (01/28/09)
BELLFLOWER, Calif. -- Just think: eight cribs, eight highchairs, eight strollers (or maybe four double-strollers), and far too many dirty diapers to count. A woman in Southern California gave birth Monday to the second set of octuplets ever delivered alive in the United States...
Obama, Republican lawmakers meet to discuss stimulus bill (01/28/09)
WASHINGTON -- On the eve of a key vote, President Obama privately promised Republicans he stands ready to accept changes in the $825 billion economic stimulus package, invoked Ronald Reagan to rebut conservative critics and urged lawmakers to "put politics aside" in the interest of creating jobs...
U.S. immigration history preserved on Angel Island (01/28/09)
ANGEL ISLAND STATE PARK, Calif. -- The Angel Island Immigration Station, once known as the "Ellis Island of the West," is reopening after a multimillion-dollar restoration of the historical landmark aimed at showing visitors a chapter of American history that many would rather forget...
Pulitzer Prize winner John Updike dead at 76 (01/28/09)
NEW YORK -- John Updike, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, prolific man of letters and erudite chronicler of sex, divorce and other adventures in the postwar prime of the American empire, died Tuesday at age 76. Updike, best known for his four "Rabbit" novels, died of lung cancer at a hospice near his home in Beverly Farms, Mass., according to his longtime publisher, Alfred A. Knopf...
After 15 Afghans die in raid, U.S. pays relatives $40,000 (01/28/09)
TAGAB VALLEY, Afghanistan -- U.S. commanders on Tuesday traveled to a poor Afghan village and distributed $40,000 to relatives of 15 people killed in a U.S. raid, including a known militant commander. The Americans also apologized for any civilians killed in the operation...
Area digest (01/28/09)
ND's Fowler earns All-American honor Alex Fowler, a senior at Notre Dame Regional High School, has been selected as a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's High School Scholar All-America soccer team. Fowler is one of 35 players from around the country selected, and the lone player from Missouri. She was all-region, all-conference and all-district as a sophomore and junior...
Ben there, won that, barely (01/28/09)
TAMPA, Fla. -- Ben Roethlisberger was along for the ride, and he knows it. Some teams win a Super Bowl because of their quarterback. The Pittsburgh Steelers managed not to lose one in Detroit three years ago despite Big Ben's self-described bad game. Tom Brady, he wasn't...
A book with no happily ever after (01/28/09)
NEW YORK -- He's gone from Clueless Joe to Champion Joe and now to Bitter Joe. Joe Torre paints a vivid portrait of the decline and fall of the New York Yankees in his new book, revealing an angry side rarely on display during his dozen years in the Bronx...
Heat, Roddick halt defending champ (01/28/09)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Novak Djokovic's hopes for a second straight Australian Open title ended under a broiling sun against Andy Roddick on Tuesday. With ice packs and massages failing to provide relief, third-ranked Djokovic became increasingly woozy and was forced to retire while trailing 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-2, 2-1, allowing the seventh-seeded Roddick to move into the semifinals...
Beans a dream food for tight budgets (01/28/09)
When it comes to healthy eating on a budget, beans are a dream food. They are rich in nutrients, dietary fiber and protein, they are filling and low in fat, and they are inexpensive and easy to keep on hand. Even better, most grocers stock an impressive variety...
Review: 'Taken' on a guilty-pleasure ride (01/28/09)
A great deal of the allure in "Taken" comes from the wild juxtaposition of its premise: the idea of Liam Neeson — esteemed, acclaimed, 56-year-old Liam Neeson — kicking all kinds of butt in a Euro B-revenge thriller. Yes, Pierre Morel's film moves with breathlessly incessant fluidity and speed; that's a given from the director of the French action flick "District B13," working from a script co-written by Luc Besson, for whom this sort of trashy adventure is his baguette and butter. ...
Recipe Swap: Lynwood Baptist Church congregation gets cooking (01/28/09)
Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau has a new cookbook out, and it is a good one. Bill and Ruth Ann Ford, friends from the Senior Center, made sure I had a copy to enjoy, and that I am doing. A big book of 360 pages of recipes, it covers every food category you could imagine. ...
Robert Satterfield (01/28/09)
Robert Satterfield CAIRO, Ill. -- Robert D. Satterfield, 78, of Cairo died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo. Arrangements are incomplete with Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo.
Drusilla Hickman (01/28/09)
Drusilla Hickman PARAGOULD, Ark. -- Drusilla Ann Hickman, 73, of Paragould, formerly of Perryville, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. She was the daughter of Maurice "Pat" and Geraldine M. Branham Hartnett...
Orville Bowers (01/28/09)
Orville Bowers The visitation for Orville T. Bowers of Jackson has been changed to 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home, with an American Legion service at 6 p.m. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Michelle Mungle (01/28/09)
Michelle Mungle The funeral for Michelle Mungle has been changed to 10 a.m. Thursday at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
John Reynolds (01/28/09)
John Reynolds John L. Reynolds, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Mildred Crawford (01/28/09)
Mildred Crawford Mildred Lorene Crawford, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Nov. 23, 1944, in Newton County, Ark., daughter of Joseph and Susie Adeline Smith Campbell. She and Cecil Elmo Crawford were married May 17, 1969. He died Aug. 11, 1997...
Marjorie Sanders (01/28/09)
Marjorie Sanders ST. LOUIS -- Marjorie Sanders of St. Louis passed away Jan. 22, 2009, after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her devoted husband, Richard Sanders. She was a beloved stepmother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend...
Mildred Davis (01/28/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. — The visitation for Mildred "Midge" Davis has been changed to after 11 a.m. Thursday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Joseph Edwards (01/28/09)
Joseph Edwards Joseph A. "Pete" Edwards, 80, of Scott City died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Scott City.
Gerald Moss (01/28/09)
Gerald Moss The visitation for Gerald Edwin Moss has been changed to 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lightner Cemetery.
Josephine Gray (01/28/09)
Josephine Gray The funeral for Josephine Gray has been changed to 1 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Glen Bollinger (01/28/09)
Glen Bollinger Everett Glen Bollinger, 81, of Jackson passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, where he had lived since 2005. He was born March 10, 1927, in Sedgewickville, Mo., son of C.M. "Lum" and Clola E. Seabaugh Bollinger. He and Vesta Mae Hartle were married Aug. 13, 1949, in Piggott, Ark. She passed away Sept. 13, 2004...
Lee Boos (01/28/09)
Lee Boos Lee Hitt Boos, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at his residence in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Robert Turley (01/28/09)
Robert E. Turley, 80, of Jackson passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at his home. He was born July 30, 1928, in Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., son of Bert C. and Pearl Pigg Turley. He and Ada "Toots" Thomasson were married April 11, 1946. Robert attended the former Turley Grade School in Ste. ...
Norman Bullinger (01/28/09)
Norman Bullinger CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Norman G. Bullinger, age 75, of Chaffee was called home by the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. He was born in Chaffee on March 25, 1933, to the late Otto and Nora Steimel Bullinger. Norman married his loving wife of 53 years, Glenda F. Green, on June 6, 1956, and she survives...
Police Report 1/28/09 (01/28/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons n Seth A. Miller, 21, of Scott City was issued a summons for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to signal...
Fire Report 1/28/09 (01/28/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: n At 11:54 a.m., a carbon monoxide detector sounding in the 200 block of Franks Lane. n At 6:45 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at mile marker 92 of Interstate 55. n At 6:50 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at North Henderson Avenue and Hillcrest Drive...
Out of the past 1/28/09 (01/28/09)
25 years ago: Jan. 28, 1984 Southeast Missouri State University's new admission standards commission, chaired by Dr. Leslie Cochran, holds its initial meeting at the University Center; the commission is considering possible changes in admission requirements...
Prayer 1/28/09 (01/28/09)
For protection from storms and for the safety of everyone, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Super Bowl non-event (01/28/09)
I was not going to discuss today's subject out of fear of personal embarrassment. I have no desire to be labeled unmanly or un-American. But as the day draws closer, it's time for a confession. So here goes. I couldn't care less who plays in -- much less wins -- Sunday's Super Bowl. There I said it...
Mike Shain (01/28/09)
For as long as many TV viewers in Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and eastern Kentucky can remember, Mike Shain has been a familiar voice and face on KFVS12, the CBS affiliate in Cape Girardeau. After 36 years at the station, Shain retired at the end of 2008. The accolades he received from his colleagues and viewers are a testimony to his on-air reports, including several years as a news anchor...
Speak Out 1/28/09 (01/28/09)
Landlord breaks in MY landlord came to my house today. I'm a stay-at-home mom. I asked him to come back when my fiance was there. I felt uncomfortable that he was there. He broke in my kitchen door. I called the police department. The police said he should have reasonable access to get into the apartment, even though he broke in. I know that's not correct. I feel like my rights have been violated...
Ice Storm Starlings (01/28/09)
This is a photo in our field of starlings in flight over frozen corn stalks.
Turn Up the Heat (01/28/09)
Blue bird house covered with ice and snow .
Snowy Lane (01/28/09)
This was taken early on January 28,2009 looking down my driveway.
Winter storm '09 (01/28/09)
My basket runneth over with snow
Maggie having fun!! (01/28/09)
Maggie really enjoyed the snow on January 28,2009 in front of our house.
Jack Frost (01/28/09)
Jack came a knocking on my door
Maggie and Rudy (01/28/09)
Maggie was reluctant at first, but now is glad to have a snuggle buddy, even if he is a cat!!
Air Connor! (01/28/09)
This is my youngest son, Connor, trying out the ramp he made at the end of our hill. It took him 3 hours to get it just right. A successful run finally with the camera ready to catch. That what snow days off from school are for!
Icicle (01/28/09)
To Ethan, even an icicle becomes a baseball bat. Who doesn't love a good icicle? Even our dogs took them from him and ran around with them in their mouths like sticks to play fetch with him.
Daybreak in Fruitland (01/28/09)
"Then your light shall break forth like the morning..." Isaiah 58:8
Travel Carefully (01/28/09)
Bloomfield Rd between Kings Hwy and Silver Springs Rd , after the big storm.
Jack Frost (01/28/09)
Jack Frost making an appearance
Searching for Food (01/28/09)
Birds were searching for food after the ice storm, this little bird landed on my porch railing where I had put out some bird seed.
Perfect Deer Track (01/28/09)
Perfect deer track in woods. One of many.
Snow & ice on Wednesday, January 28 (01/28/09)
We measured four inches of ice under the five inches of snow we shoveled.
Winter storm '09 (01/28/09)
Happy to be frozen!!
Winter storm '09 (01/28/09)
Snow covered gazing balls.
Wipeout! (01/28/09)
Ashley Jackson of Cape Girardeau takes a tumble as she tries to navigate a slope at Capaha Park on her "surf sled" Wednesday afternoon.
Frozen Mississippi River (01/28/09)
The sound of the ice patches crashing into each other was incredible. January 28, 2009
Snow Covered main St (01/28/09)
N Main St in Redstar District sill covered and slippery!
Broadway Panorama January 27, 2009 (01/28/09)
A panoramic view down Broadway on January 27, 2009.
Sliding Ice (01/28/09)
Taken January 28, 2009
Common Pleas Courthouse (01/28/09)
Taken January 28, 2009
Sunshine after Storm (01/28/09)
The Sun Shining Bright after the Storm in downtown cape
Capaha Park 01/28/09 (01/28/09)
Capaha Park
Winter storm '09 (01/28/09)
Snowy, icy branches
Winter storm '09 (01/28/09)
Snowy oak tree
Birthday Stroll (01/28/09)
A mom celebrates her daughter's 1st birthday Wednesday by taking her for a stroll on a sled in Capaha Park.
Main Street, Cape Girardeau (01/28/09)
Taken January 28, 2009
Icy Lines (01/28/09)
Ice Covered Lines in Downtown Cape
Pine Tree Damage (01/28/09)
McNew house in Kelso, MO.
Winter Ice (01/28/09)
Taken January 28, 2009
"Ice boarding" (01/28/09)
A.J. Maevers (on board) while his sister, Hailey watches right before he crashes.
Main Street, Cape Girardeau (01/28/09)
Taken January 28, 2009
Capaha Park (01/28/09)
Taken January 28, 2009
Looking Out at Sunrise (01/28/09)
From our door, peeking through the icicles, at the winter wonderland in Advance.
Snow and ice of Wednesday, January 28 (01/28/09)
Four inches of ice below 5 inches of snow.
Kacie's 1st Snow Day (01/28/09)
Kacie, our golden retriever who just turned one, was enjoying the first snow she has seen.
Snow Dog Takes A Break (01/28/09)
Taking a rest break from playing in the snow January 28, 2009
Winter storm '09 (01/28/09)
Wanna swing??
Capaha Park (01/28/09)
Taken January 28, 2009
Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge (01/28/09)
Taken January 28, 2009
Have a seat (01/28/09)
Go ahead...have a seat.
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