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Stories from Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Four departments extinguish fire at Nash Road facility (05/12/09)
Cape Girardeau, Gordonville, Jackson and Gordonville firefighters extinguished a fire 30 minutes after it began around 11:45 a.m. today at the Leggett & Platt, Inc., facility.
Citizens Electric says many customers will have power restored today (05/12/09)
Many Perry and northern Cape Girardeau County customers of Citizens Electric Corporation will have their power restored by the end of the day today, according to a morning news release from the electric cooperative. The utility reported 1,924 customers without power this morning, compared to 3,400 without power Monday afternoon, as crews from Missouri and neighboring states work to re-establish electric service...
Storm destroys Bollinger County animal shelter, thousands still without power (05/12/09)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- When Friday's barrage of storms that left thousands without power in Southeast Missouri first hit, Vanessa Murry grabbed her pets and huddled with them in the bathroom of her recently built house in Bollinger County.
Man accused in 1979 murder case pleads not guilty (05/12/09)
Max Ellison Jr. pleaded not guilty Monday morning to charges of robbery and first-degree murder in connection with the death of Deborah L. Martin in 1979. Cape Girardeau County Circuit Judge Benjamin Lewis set the next court date for May 26. Ellison is represented by district defender Christopher Davis, and assistant prosecuting attorney Angel Woodruff appeared for the state...
Storm cleanup continues in Southern Illinois (05/12/09)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- About 1,900 Ameren crew members plan to work through the night to restore electricity for 33,100 customers who remain without power after weekend storms swept Southern Illinois. As of Monday evening, Ameren crews had used bulldozers, helicopters and other specialized equipment to turn the lights back on for 35,700 customers. As many as 68,800 customers were without power at the height of the outages...
Man charged with manslaughter in wife's shooting death (05/12/09)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- An Ellsinore man is in jail today after being charged in connection with the death of his wife, who was shot during an earlier dispute with his stepson. John William Moss, 55, was charged Thursday with the Class C felony of first-degree involuntary manslaughter by Butler County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Paul Oesterreicher, who was acting as special prosecuting attorney for Carter County...
Man and daughter rescued from high water in Mississippi County (05/12/09)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Two people were rescued early Monday morning after their vehicle became trapped in the Mississippi River. At 12:27 a.m., the Mississippi County Rescue Squad was notified a vehicle had gone into the Mississippi River at the Dorena-Hickman Ferry Landing, off Highway 105. At the scene, rescuers found a man and his daughter trapped inside a truck, according to a news release issued by rescue squad director Danny Harris...
Area companies reap benefits of stimulus-funded road projects (05/12/09)
Apex Paving Co. in Cape Girardeau has been awarded a second stimulus-funded project by the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission. A crew of 11 will begin laying a 1-inch layer of asphalt on existing pavement of U.S. 62 from Bertrand, Mo., to Charleston, Mo., in June. The amount awarded on the project was $323,080.25...
Share your stories of the 1949 tornado (05/12/09)
Just before 7 p.m. on May 21, 1949, a tornado ripped through Cape Girardeau, touching down on Gordonville Road and continuing northeast to near Cape Rock. Before the tornado was over, 22 people were killed and 72 others hospitalized. In all, 202 houses were leveled...
Many road work projects planned in area (05/12/09)
A number of road projects are in the works in the area, from discussion of upgrades to Route W to work on Interstate 55. Flooding and storm debris are also problems on some area roads.
Review: 'Make Me a Match' entertaining enough, but can get too wordy (05/12/09)
Following the line of spring love, the latest performance by the River City Players community theater group "Make Me a Match" delivers love and sarcasm to an intimate audience in the River City Yacht Club above Port Cape.
Senators weigh tax hikes to pay for health care plan (05/12/09)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate's top tax writer said Tuesday he is considering limits on the tax-free status of job-based health insurance to help pay for President Barack Obama's plan to cover all Americans. Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., described his idea as senators began to grapple with how to pay for the costs of the plan, which independent experts put at about $1.5 trillion over 10 years. There are no easy options...
Judge weighs Tribune employee payments (05/12/09)
WILMINGTON, Del. -- A Delaware bankruptcy judge is set to hear arguments on a request by the Tribune Co. for approval to pay $13 million in bonuses to almost 700 employees for their work last year. The judge presiding over Tuesday's hearing also will consider the company's request to make $2.6 million in severance payments to 68 employees, all but two of whom were terminated before Tribune filed for bankruptcy protection...
St. Louis woman finds script for 'Twilight' sequel in garbage bin (05/12/09)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis beauty salon owner accidentally happened upon one of the hottest Hollywood scripts -- for an upcoming "Twilight" sequel -- in a trash bin. Casey Ray found two scripts, one for the vampire sequel "New Moon" and one for a different movie titled "Memoirs." She decided to return them to the studio making the films. In return, she was invited to attend the movies' premieres, her attorney said...
U.S.'s red ink to rise to $1.8 trillion (05/12/09)
WASHINGTON -- The government will have to borrow nearly 50 cents for every dollar it spends this year, pushing the record federal deficit past $1.8 trillion under new White House estimates. Budget office figures released Monday would add $89 billion to the 2009 red ink -- increasing it to more than four times last year's all-time high as the government hands out billions more than expected for people who have lost jobs and takes in less tax revenue from people and companies making less money.. ...
Bill would let consumers go back to lower credit-card rates (05/12/09)
WASHINGTON -- Consumers who are paying more in interest because they have fallen behind on their credit-card bills could regain their older, lower rates if they pay their bills on time for six months, under a compromise proposal reached by senators seeking changes in laws governing the credit card industry...
Annual checkup for Social Security and Medicare (05/12/09)
WASHINGTON -- The financial health of the government's two biggest benefit programs may have slipped over the past year, reflecting the deep recession that has already bitten into other areas of the budget. The trustees for Social Security and Medicare are scheduled to provide their annual report on the finances of both programs on Tuesday. In advance of the release, many private analysts said they expected both programs could run out of cash sooner than last predicted...
U.S. fires top general in Afghanistan (05/12/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Obama fired the top U.S. general in Afghanistan on Monday, replacing him with a former special forces commander in a quest for a more agile, unconventional approach in a war that has gone quickly downhill. With the Taliban resurgent, Obama's switch from Gen. David McKiernan to Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal suggests the new commander in chief wants major changes in addition to the additional troops he's ordering into Afghanistan to shore up the war effort...
Shuttle Atlantis launches, begins trip to Hubble Telescope (05/12/09)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Atlantis blasted off Monday for the Hubble Space Telescope on the most delicate and dangerous repair job ever in orbit -- a mission so risky that for the first time a second shuttle stands ready to rescue the seven astronauts if something goes wrong...
U.S. journalist freed by Iran, reunited with parents (05/12/09)
TEHRAN, Iran -- An American journalist imprisoned on espionage charges in Iran for four months was freed Monday and reunited with her parents, a move that clears an obstacle to President Obama's attempts at dialogue with the top U.S. adversary in the Middle East...
American kills 5 fellow soldiers in Iraq (05/12/09)
BAGHDAD -- An American Army sergeant shot and killed five fellow soldiers following an altercation at a counseling center on a military base Monday, officials said. The suspect had been disarmed after an earlier incident at the center but returned with another weapon, according to a senior military official in Washington, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation into the shootings was ongoing...
Central takes advantage of Chaffee errors (05/12/09)
Any chance the Chaffee baseball team had of upsetting Central on Monday was wiped out by one bad inning. The first inning. Four Chaffee errors in the bottom of the first led to seven unearned runs for the host Tigers, who romped 9-0. "The wheels fell off the bus," said Chaffee coach Brian Horrell, whose team is 9-7...
Central girls dethrone Jackson at SEMO Conference meet (05/12/09)
SIKESTON -- Central's Mary Dohogne looked strong while competing in the 1,600-meter race for only the second time this spring during Monday's SEMO North Conference meet. So did her teammate Asia Thomas, who ran the 400 for the first time this season...
Duncan once again is taking healthy swings (05/12/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Duncan has become an everyday threat in the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup. Lefties don't scare him one bit, not after what he's been through. "I think if he's healthy, there isn't any situation that bothers him," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. "He's got great guts."...
Boys will make room for Rachel Alexandra (05/12/09)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Rachel Alexandra is in the Preakness. Finally. Probably. The superstar filly will get her chance to run with the boys during Saturday's second jewel of the Triple Crown after a series of potential roadblocks were lifted over the weekend...
Critics: WHO slow on generic drugs to treat swine flu (05/12/09)
LONDON -- As poor countries face a possible swine flu pandemic with only enough Tamiflu to treat a tiny fraction of their populations, some experts are calling for a simple but contentious solution: massive production of generics. Antivirals such as Tamiflu are believed to be effective against swine flu if administered early...
Health Calendar 5/12/09 (05/12/09)
Today Mended hearts support group A presentation about the nationally accredited Chest Pain Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Where: 6 p.m. Where: Southeast Missouri Hospital meeting room 105 Grief support group...
Oprah Winfrey to say goodbye to Dr. Oz (05/12/09)
CHICAGO (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey's in-house medical and health expert is leaving his spot as a regular on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" for his own syndicated program. Winfrey will bid Dr. Mehmet Oz farewell today. His program, "The Dr. ...
'Titanic' stars to help ship's last survivor (05/12/09)
LONDON (AP) -- "Titanic" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have pledged to help the last survivor of the sinking of the ocean liner. The stars say they have thrown their support behind a fund that would subsidize Millvina Dean's nursing home fees. ...
Barbara Guth (05/12/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Barbara Jean Sietz Guth, 78 of Perryville died Saturday, May 9, 2009 at her daughter's home in Crestwood, Mo. She was born May 11, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Bernard and Janice Jones Sietz. She and Harry Guth were married July 28, 1950, in Cape Girardeau. She grew up in Cape Girardeau and graduated from Cape Girardeau Central High School. She had been a very active member of the Perryville community...
Howard Bock (05/12/09)
Howard Bock, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 11, 2009, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Fair (05/12/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary Ella Fair, 84, of Perryville died Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Wednesday at Fairview United Methodist Church in Texarkana, Ark...
Joyce Kersey (05/12/09)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Joyce L. Quertermous Kersey, 75, of East Prairie died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ernest Brown officiating, assisted by the Rev. Raymond "Buddy" Hannah. Interment will be in Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie...
Irene Krieger (05/12/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Irene M. Krieger, 83, of Perryville died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Gerald Blessing officiating...
Imogene Dickerson (05/12/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Imogene Dickerson, 82, of LaCenter, Ky., formerly of Cairo, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Life Care Center in LaCenter. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. The funeral will be at noon today at the funeral home, with Eddie Bromley officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Pulaski, Ill...
Inge Hannan (05/12/09)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Inge Hanna, 79, of Mound City died Monday, May 11, 2009, at her home. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time Saturday at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Buddy Walls officiating. Burial will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery in Grand Chain, Ill...
Dr. T.D. Wills Jr. (05/12/09)
Dr. T.D. Wills Jr., 89, of Jackson died Sunday, May 10, 2009, in Jackson. He was born Dec. 15, 1919, in Cape Girardeau, son of Thomas David and Nora Goodson Wills Sr. He grew up in the Daisy and Oak Ridge community on the farm homesteaded by his great-grandfather, David H. Wills in the 1840s...
Verla Schreiner (05/12/09)
Verla M. Schreiner, 81, of Jackson passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 12, 1928, in Patton, Mo., daughter of Henry and Nola Brotherton Gallup. She and William C. Schreiner were married Oct. 24, 1947, in Jackson...
James Rushing (05/12/09)
FISK, Mo. -- James Thomas Rushing, 76, of Fisk died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. He was born May 22, 1932. He and Ona Brewer were married June 6, 1953. For several years he was a deputy sheriff, marshal and judge for the city of Fisk. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff and a life member of VFW in Puxico, Mo., and DAV Chapter 47 at Dexter, Mo...
Martin VanGennip (05/12/09)
Martin F. "Junior" VanGennip, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Nov. 15, 1927, in Lutesville, Mo., to Martin H. and Rose C. Heimsath VanGennip. Junior was married to Janie M. Laurentius Feb. 23, 1952. She preceded him in death in January 2006...
Births 5/12/09 (05/12/09)
McWilliams; Gardner
Police report 5/12/09 (05/12/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summonses; Assault; Burglary; Thefts; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Property damage; Miscellaneous; Southeast Missouri State University: Assault
Fire report 5/12/09 (05/12/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 5/12/09 (05/12/09)
25 years ago: May 12, 1984 Cliff F. Rudesill, manager of Riverside Building Supply and Home Centers, announces his retirement; Rudesill will be succeeded by Charles Haubold. PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Perry County Court has received approval from the state to replace the Brazeau Bridge, which was washed out by a flood more than a year ago; funds for the project had been previously approved under the Federal Building Program...
Medical projects are a big boost to this area's overall economy (05/12/09)
News about the recession and efforts to reboot the U.S. economy haven't been all gloomy, even though unemployment, plant closings and government bailouts have grabbed most of the headlines. In the Cape Girardeau area, construction of medical facilities is one particularly bright spot...
Speak Out 5/12/09 (05/12/09)
Missed the point; Casino monopoly; Downtown cleanup; Restrooms first; No new taxes
Prayer 5/12/09 (05/12/09)
Ease our fears and calm our worries, O God, as we put our trust in you. Amen.
Awakening Benefit Concert for Nothing But Nets (05/12/09)
Everyone is invited to a free concert at New McKendree United Methodist Church's South Campus in Jackson on May 31 at 6:30PM. Local Christian band Awakening will be performing and raising money for the organization Nothing But Nets. Nothing But Nets is a campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. ...
Historic A.C. Brase Arena Building is Getting a Facelift (05/12/09)
The A.C. Brase Arena has not had any significant improvements made to it in the last 35 years. The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will hold a "groundbreaking" ceremony Wednesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. to mark the beginning of several upgrades to the 70-year-old complex...
Champion Storytellers at ArtsCape (05/12/09)
On Saturday, May 16,the Southeast Missouri Arts Council's Festival, ArtsCape, will showcase high school storytellers from Southeast Missouri. "We've had a variety of storytellers each year at ArtsCape, but we decided that these young performers are so outstanding, we wanted to show them off," states Whitlow, ArtsCape Story Chair...
AIDS Christmas Project Seeks Support (05/12/09)
AIDS Walk / AIDS Christmas Project Volunteer Meeting Is Wednesday, May 20 Volunteers are needed to help with the 2009 AIDS Walk and AIDS Christmas Project. A volunteer meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 20 at 7pm at the SIU Newman Center, 715 S. ...
AIDS Candlelight Service is Sunday (05/12/09)
For Immediate Release AIDS Candlelight Service is Sunday at 7:30pm An AIDS Candlelight Service will be held this Sunday May 17 at 7:30pm at the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 515 Orchard Drive, Carbondale. The Reverend Doctor Joseph Brown, Director of the Black American Studies program at SIUC, will be the primary speaker. ...
Top athletes recognized at Booster Club banquet (05/12/09)
Nearly 200 athletes and parents listened as guest speaker Todd Richards of KFVS highlighted athletic events of the past year during the Cape Central All-School Booster Club Athletic Awards Banquet. The April 28th event at Centenary United Methodist Church Family Life Center honored varsity letterman and other outstanding athletes, including (left to right) Jordan Sheets, who was named Male Scholar Athlete; Jessie Hahn, Female Scholar Athlete; Zach Wilson, the Lou Muegge Male Athlete of the Year, and Brittany Moreland, the Darla Pannier Female Athlete of the Year. ...
Whats wrong with this picture? (05/12/09)
Pickup in the water and boat on the bank. Commerce Missouri on the banks of the rising Mississippi, taken on Monday May 11, 2009
Veronica's 3 month picture (05/12/09)
This is our baby girl at her 3 month picture.
My son (05/12/09)
Took this at a birthday party. didn't realize I had such a nice photo of him until I was looking at the pictures later on.
Cheesin it up (05/12/09)
Ava Reese smiling for her meemaw and daddy while recovering from an operation to correct saggital craniosynostosis.
Bathtime! (05/12/09)
My son Memphis enjoying a bath in the kitchen sink!
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