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Stories from Saturday, May 9, 2009

Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois residents still dealing with power outages (05/09/09)
Residents throughout Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois continued to deal with power outages one day after a massive storm downed power lines and caused significant property damage to certain areas. Approximately 6,900 of Citizens Electric Corp's 27,000 members were without power this afternoon. ...
City of Cape Girardeau's overtime is over budget (05/09/09)
Ice storms, wind storms, holidays and on-the-job training. Those are the reasons Cape Girardeau city officials give, at least in part, for employee overtime that exceeds budgeted amounts in 15 of 28 payroll accounts. Overall, the city spent $617,000 on overtime in the first nine months of the fiscal year while budgeting only $522,000 for the full year...
Road signs southwest of Oran vandalized (05/09/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County experienced "a bad weekend" when it came to sign vandalism. "We had 15 to 20 signs vandalized or torn down, just southwest of Oran," said Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger during Thursday's meeting of the Scott County Commission. Stop signs, road markers, railroad crossing and directional signs were damaged...
Emerson endorses Blunt for U.S. Senate (05/09/09)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson today became the latest leading Missouri Republican to endorse U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt as the Republican choice for the U.S. Senate. Emerson, appearing with Blunt at the Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, called Blunt the GOP's best chance to keep a check on the Democratic Congressional majorities and to wield influence through personal relationships built over time. ...
Arcadia toddler being kept in hospital for observation (05/09/09)
CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. -- A 3-year-old Missouri boy who survived 52 hours in the woods of the Mark Twain National Forest will remain in the hospital into the weekend, though doctors said his prognosis is excellent, a spokesman for the hospital said Friday...
Sikeston event to demystify fully automatic firearms (05/09/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Why would someone want a machine gun? For one thing, they can be fun when used responsibly. The safe recreational use of fully automatic firearms and other class 3 weaponry is the focus of the annual Jungle Walk scheduled to begin at noon today on Scott Matthews' farmland just south of Sikeston, on the south side of Highway 60 one mile east of the Highway 60/South Main Street interchange by Wal-Mart...
Winds from Friday's storm wreaked havoc in area (05/09/09)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Bud Sharrock drove around his property in northern Bollinger County on Friday assessing the damage to his fences, tractors and three barns. "I've got to start by keeping my cattle in," he said. "From then on, it's everything else."...
Police seek man wanted for robbery, forcible sodomy (05/09/09)
Cape Girardeau police are searching for a man accused of robbery and forcible sodomy. Cpl. Adam Glueck said that around 10 a.m. Thursday a woman who works at a Cape Girardeau hotel reported that the suspect had committed sodomy against her in a hotel room and had taken her money...
3 dead in storms in southern Missouri (05/09/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Three people were killed Friday and hundreds of buildings were damaged as violent storms with powerful winds, heavy rain and tornadoes tore across southern Missouri. National Weather Service offices in Springfield and St. Louis received multiple reports of tornadoes from one end of the state to the other, mostly south of Interstate 44, in the hours after the storm front plowed into southwestern Missouri around 7 a.m...
Research suggests some children can recover from autism (05/09/09)
CHICAGO -- Leo Lytel was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. But by age 9 he had overcome the disorder. His progress is part of a growing body of research that suggests at least 10 percent of children with autism can "recover" from it -- most of them after undergoing years of intensive behavioral therapy...
Legislators vote to add five diseases to newborn screenings (05/09/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri is poised to become one of the few states testing infants for certain kinds of rare and often fatal genetic disorders. Legislation sent to Gov. Jay Nixon would require that by July 2012, newborns be tested for five lysosomal storage diseases...
Evidence shows worst of recession is over; economy still vulnerable (05/09/09)
WASHINGTON -- Evidence is piling up that the worst part of the recession has ended. But that doesn't mean the pain is over. A better-than-expected unemployment report Friday -- job losses declined to the lowest level in six months -- capped a week of encouraging news, including firmer home sales, a revival in consumer spending and fresh optimism about the biggest U.S. banks...
Sunspot cycle beginning to rise; storms could cause damage (05/09/09)
WASHINGTON -- When the sun sneezes it's Earth that gets sick. It's time for the sun to move into a busier period for sunspots, and while forecasters expect a relatively mild outbreak by historical standards, one major solar storm can cause havoc with satellites and electrical systems here...
Obama won't expand polar bears' protection beyond their habitat (05/09/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, which promised a break from the Bush White House on global warming, declared Friday it would stick with a Bush-era policy against expanding protection for climate-threatened polar bears and ruled out a broad new attack on greenhouse gases...
Pakistani army vows to oust Taliban militants (05/09/09)
MARDAN, Pakistan -- Pakistan's army vowed Friday to eliminate militants from a northwestern valley but warned that its underequipped troops face thousands of Taliban extremists who have seized towns, planted bombs made from pressure cookers, and dragooned children to be suicide bombers...
Redhawks reach championship game of OVC softball tournament (05/09/09)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team's storybook season now is just one win away from a berth in the NCAA tournament. Southeast posted its 17th consecutive victory Friday, 7-1 over Tennessee Tech in the winners bracket final of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament in Jacksonville, Ala...
Southeast baseball sets sights on bye in tourney (05/09/09)
Southeast Missouri State hasn't given up on winning the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season baseball championship, although that is a long shot right now. Southeast's primary focus is retaining its precarious hold on second place in the nine-team league heading into the Redhawks' final six games...
Cardinals start road trip with 6-4 loss in Cincinnati (05/09/09)
CINCINNATI -- It's hard to rattle Johnny Cueto these days. The right-hander, who was prone to meltdowns as a rookie, extended his scoreless streak to 15 innings Friday night before giving up his only run, and the Cincinnati Reds won their second in a row with a depleted lineup, 6-4 over the St. Louis Cardinals...
Dominic DiMaggio dies at age 92 (05/09/09)
BOSTON -- Dominic DiMaggio, the bespectacled Boston Red Sox center fielder who made his own mark on the major leagues despite playing in the shadow of Hall of Fame brother Joe and teammate Ted Williams, died early Friday at his Massachusetts home. He was 92...
Rams surprisingly release team's leading tackler Tinoisamoa (05/09/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams have released veteran linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa, the team's leading tackler last season. Coach Steve Spagnuolo made the surprise announcement in a statement released Friday, calling it a "difficult decision based on a lot of factors." He did not elaborate and the Rams did not return messages seeking comment...
Cejka takes charge at TPC with a quiet second round (05/09/09)
Alex Cejka began his surprising run to the lead Friday in The Players Championship with a 10-foot birdie putt in the stillness of a glorious morning. A smattering of applause drowned out the chirping of birds. There were 14 fans, 13 marshals. "It felt like a Monday afternoon practice round," Cejka said after a 5-under 67 gave him a two-shot lead over Ian Poulter...
A church of their own: Trinity Grace Chapel members begin services at new home in Jackson (05/09/09)
These are exciting times for Troy Truitt, pastor of Trinity Grace Chapel and self-described bivocational preacher. The church has found a new home at 5195 Old Cape Road East in Jackson. The building was the former home of Dayspring Missionary Baptist...
Religion calendar 5/9/09 (05/09/09)
Spring fling New Salem Christian Academy holds its spring fling. The event includes a magician, gospel group, praise and worship team, food, children's games and an auction. When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today Where: Twin City Park, Marble Hill, Mo. Single mother's car wash...
Mother blazes the trail for generations of women to follow (05/09/09)
In case you've missed the billboards and commercials, Sunday is Mother's Day. The one day of the year when women are recognized and honored for the joy and struggle of being a mother. Proverbs 31 reminds us that a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised...
Reflections: Burning candles brightened Mom's day (05/09/09)
My mother, Blanche, burned candles frequently, especially during the latter part of her life. The peaceful glow often flickered from the candle on top of her square dining table. As her health failed, candles brought solace to Mom. One day I asked her why she liked them. Her answer was that seeing candles burn brightened her day...
Ray Emerson (05/09/09)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Ray Gene Emerson, 67, of Morley died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in New Morley Cemetery in Morley...
Leah Alley (05/09/09)
Anna, Ill. -- Leah Alley, 47, of Anna died Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the Interfaith Chapel at Choate Mental Health Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m., Monday at the Interfaith Chapel at Choate Mental Health Center in Anna. Burial will be in Choate Cemetery...
Sammy Pounds (05/09/09)
Sammy G. Pounds, 65, of Whitewater died Friday, May 8, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Visitation will be Tuesday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery near Burfordville...
Dimple Woods (05/09/09)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Dimple Woods, age 94 years, three months and 23 days, a resident of East Prairie, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2009, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Jan. 14, 1915, in Tennessee to the late Albert and Ida Sterling Harden, Dimple lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a charter member of the Full Gospel Church of East Prairie. On Jan. 6, 1929, she married Neal Woods, who preceded her in death March 3, 1993...
Births 5/9/09 (05/09/09)
Miller; Huckstep; Elfrink; Grant; Stark
Fire report 5/9/09 (05/09/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Police report 5/9/09 (05/09/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summonses; Assaults; Burglary; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Assault; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Southeast Missouri State University: Thefts; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 5/9/09 (05/09/09)
25 years ago: May 9, 1984 Cape Girardeau School District teachers will receive raises next year that range from 8.5 percent to about 10.78 percent; the teacher salary schedule package calls for a "new money" outlay of about $570,000. Residents of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway are warned by the Army Corps of Engineers that present conditions on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers may call for the use of the controversial floodway...
Jack Kemp: A happy warrior in a world of challenges (05/09/09)
It was a Big Moment when I heard, at 6 a.m. last Sunday, that Jack Kemp had died. To get only 73 years out of such a lion, such a heart, such a first-class temperament, such a happy warrior, seems somehow unfair. Of course, it isn't left to us mere mortals to charge God with cheating us...
Arrest eases break-in fears, but ... (05/09/09)
For months, many Cape Girardeau and Jackson residents have been concerned about break-ins and the theft of money and jewelry from their homes. Several of these burglaries have occurred in Jackson, and Cape Girardeau police are investigating 60-some cases -- all with similarities that suggest the same person is responsible...
Speak Out 5/9/09 (05/09/09)
Keeping us safe; Cell phone, driving; Homeless shelter; Low-wage workers; Mastermind Cheney; Teaching demands; Avoiding shots; Thanks, Jefferson; Shelter is bad idea; Another dopehead
Prayer 5/9/09 (05/09/09)
For your love that knows no bounds, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
Small Town Boyz at Midwest Music Fest '09 (05/09/09)
What's better in July than a rock concert, river rafting, swimming, and camping? Small Town Boyz will be taking the stage at the Midwest Music Fest '09 in Lesterville this year. The Boyz are scheduled to perform on July 10th and 11th -- two awesome days of river fun and real rock music!...
Small Town Boyz at Jackson Homecomers '09 (05/09/09)
Small Town Boyz are returning to Jackson Homecomers just one year after winning the talent competition at Jackson Homecomer's Centennial Celebration. What a difference a year makes! The Boyz performed in Memphis last fall. By April, they were taking the stage at the Show Me Center with Ludo of MTV. This week, they're hitting the road again for a performance in Fulton County Kentucky...
SEMO District Fair '09 invites Small Town Boyz (05/09/09)
For the second year in a row, Small Town Boyz will be taking the stage in the Activities Tent at SEMO District Fair in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Date and Times: Saturday, September 19th (2:45 p.m. -- 3:45 p.m.) FREE TENT ADMISSION. From noon to 5:00 p.m., get your Lowery Carnival armbands for $20.00!...
Small Town Boyz off to Kentucky in May (05/09/09)
On May 15th, Small Town Boyz will be rocking in Kentucky, entertaining students in the Fulton County Kentucky School District. Being the rockers that they are, The Boyz will be rocking out songs from their upcoming album. However, this concert isn't just about the rock 'n roll. ...
"Woofy and Barbara Jean" (05/09/09)
Gretel "Woofy" (Bigger Dog) was adopted from the Southeast Missouri Humane Society in 2002. She was a tiny puppy in a litter of 8. My son spotted her immmediately and knew she was the one! She has been a very loving, healthy and loyal friend and family member. Beside her is my daughter's dog, Barbara Jean. She is a rescued Shih Tzu and while she is only 8 pounds, she has become the alpha dog...
The Face of Neglect (05/09/09)
I regularly try to do my part in helping our local animal shelters spread the word about what it takes to be a responsible pet owner. This past week I met a yellow Labrador Retriever named Marley. Despite his namesake's reputation, our Marley is not the world's worst dog. On the contrary, he may be one of the world's best dogs. He's approximately two years old. That means in his doggy experience life is still an adventure. He is beautiful and shiny, and always has a big smile on his face...
noah (05/09/09)
noah posing for grandma, again!
Jackson Prom (05/09/09)
Taylor Glueck, Tommy Selsor, Casey Benefield & Kailyn Schuette
Small Town Boyz ROCK the Show Me Center (05/09/09)
Small Town Boyz rocked the Show Me Center stage on April 17th, 2009. This was an amazing concert with LUDO of MTV, The Graduate (from the Lollapalooza & Warped Tours), and Small Town Boyz (our favorite Midwest rockers)... Three AMAZING bands. One great night of rock 'n roll!...
Raydon Davie (05/09/09)
My adorable 2nd cousin Raydon @ about 9 months old. He was already walking around the coffee table.
Ashlynn Holder @ 7 months (05/09/09)
My neice Ashlynn playing in the floor @ my house. I was just snapping pics randomly & lucked out by getting this @ just the right time. She looks like she's praying, AWW!
Ashlynn Holder sleeping (05/09/09)
My neice sleeping on the couch after some hard playing at my house.
Raydon Lyn Davie (05/09/09)
My beautiful 2nd cousin playing peek-a-boo with me & my son Braidyn. He was hiding behind the pillow. SOO CUTE!
What a Happy Baby!! (05/09/09)
Photo taken from "cutest baby contest" some months ago. Christian McNew, 9 months old at the time.
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