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Stories from Saturday, May 16, 2009

SEMO to hand out 1,000 degrees Saturday (05/16/09)
Donna Carpenter of Advance, Mo., will finish the degree she started more than 25 years ago as one of the more than 1,000 Southeast students who will receive their degrees Saturday at the Show Me Center. "Years later, it takes a lot more out of you to finish," said Carpenter, who quit college in the 1980s after completing 88 credit hours...
Early morning accident in Fruitland sends two to hospital (05/16/09)
Missouri Legislature raises age to drop out of school (05/16/09)
Students will be required to wait longer before dropping out of high school, under a bill that cleared the Missouri Legislature. The reduced version of an education reform package passed Thursday night with several components, which include a four-day school week and a work program. ...
Fallen police officers remembered at Cape Girardeau ceremony (05/16/09)
Attending the annual Seniors and Lawmen Together law enforcement memorial ceremony each year since he discovered it has been difficult for Chuck Galemore, now of Tennessee. Galemore's brother, Gordon, a deputy with the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department, was killed in the line of duty Feb. 28, 1979.
Area dealers appear to have survived GM cuts (05/16/09)
NEW YORK -- A day after Chrysler LLC said it was cutting 800 dealerships, General Motors Corp. on Friday told about 1,100 of its U.S. dealers their franchises will be terminated late next year.
Cape Girardeau man injured in Friday motorcycle crash (05/16/09)
Kelly Allen ~ East County Fire Protection District A Cape Girardeau man was injured when his motorcycle left the road on County Road 621 near Cape Girardeau just before noon Friday. ...
Lawmakers cap tax credits for preserving historic buildings (05/16/09)
When Missouri lawmakers passed a cap on tax credits for historic preservation Friday, they put the brakes on a program that has helped target investment at the core areas of many towns and cities, a Cape Girardeau preservation consultant said. Terri Foley, who advises building owners on the steps they should take to reveal the historic aspects of their buildings, said she believes the new cap will cripple the program...
Lawmakers pass economic development bill (05/16/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Breaking a stalemate on their last day, Missouri lawmakers sent Gov. Jay Nixon a compromise bill Friday expanding some business incentives while reining in others. Passage of the economic development bill allowed the Democratic governor and Republican-led legislature to claim success on their No. ...
Anheuser-Busch donates $3 million to law school (05/16/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The King of Beers has made a king-sized donation to the St. Louis University law school. The university said Thursday the Anheuser-Busch Foundation has contributed $3 million toward a $35 million expansion of the law school. The university said it's the largest donation the brewer has ever made to the school...
1 killed in Northwoods shooting (05/16/09)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis County police are investigating the shooting death of a man while he was at a McDonald's drive thru in Northwoods. Officer Rick Eckhard says four people in a PT Cruiser were outside the fast food restaurant around 10 p.m. Thursday when an unknown suspect fired several shots into the car. The driver tried to flee, but crashed, flipping the car over...
CIA director defends against House speaker's accusation she was misled (05/16/09)
WASHINGTON -- The head of the CIA defended the agency Friday against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's charge that she was misled in 2002 about the use of waterboarding, but he said it ultimately is up to Congress to decide where the truth lies. "Let me be clear. It is not our policy or practice to mislead Congress," CIA director Leon Panetta wrote in a message to agency employees that was released to the public. "That is against our laws and our values."...
Moveable feasts: Customers in West flocking to Twitter-savvy food trucks (05/16/09)
LOS ANGELES -- For some foodies, Tweets lead to great eats. Twitter recently became the communique of choice for the popular Kogi BBQ trucks, roving Korean-style taco vendors in Los Angeles that use the 140-character microblogs to alert customers to their whereabouts and menu items...
Judge rules Minnesota family can't refuse chemo for boy (05/16/09)
MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minnesota couple who refused chemotherapy for their 13-year-old son was ordered Friday to have the boy re-evaluated to see if he would still benefit from the cancer treatment -- or if it may already be too late. Brown County District Judge John Rodenberg found Daniel Hauser has been "medically neglected" by his parents, Colleen and Anthony Hauser, who belong to a religious group that believes in using only natural healing methods practiced by some American Indians...
Police in Mich. use stun gun on toy thought to be cougar (05/16/09)
WARREN, Mich. -- The fluff was flying when police in suburban Detroit zapped a large stuffed cat with a stun gun while responding to an emergency call about a cougar on the loose. A 911 caller reported seeing what looked like a cougar inside a piece of discarded drain pipe in Warren. Police zapped the cat with an electronic weapon Monday, but they wound up with a bunch of fluff...
Prices crash for Japan's most expensive melons (05/16/09)
TOKYO -- The latest victim of Japan's recession is round, sweet and famous for being shockingly expensive. The first two Yubari melons of the season were auctioned Friday in northern Japan and fetched 500,000 yen ($5,200). Pricey? Certainly. But it's practically a steal if you consider last year's winning bid -- a record 2.5 million yen, or about $26,000. In 2007 they sold for 2 million yen...
Pope Benedict ends Holy Land pilgrimage with call for peace (05/16/09)
JERUSALEM -- Pope Benedict XVI ended his pilgrimage to the Holy Land Friday with a stirring call for peace at the site of Jesus' crucifixion and then made an emotional appeal to Israel and the Palestinians: "No more bloodshed. No more fighting. No more terrorism. No more war."...
ND destroys NMCC 25-1 (05/16/09)
Austin Greer stroked five hits and smashed two of Notre Dame's six home runs as the Bulldogs routed New Madrid County Central 25-1 on the road Friday. Jake Pewitt, Jimmy Obermark, Dylan Drury and Brent Renfroe each hit one home run. Renfroe's was a grand slam, the first of his career...
Central, Jackson begin district play today (05/16/09)
Sophomore Zach McDowell has been one of Jackson's top pitchers this spring, posting a 2.91 ERA in his first varsity baseball season. And Indians coach Rob French has enough confidence in the young left-hander to start him in today's opening-round district game against Farmington...
Redhawks drop doubleheader to Morehead State (05/16/09)
Friday's doubleheader at Capaha Field was important for both Southeast Missouri State and Morehead State. Only Morehead was able to take advantage of the situation. The visiting Eagles clinched a berth in the six-team Ohio Valley Conference tournament with a 12-10, 10-3 sweep...
Nutt taps MAC for his sixth signee (05/16/09)
Chalk up another new player for the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball program. First-year coach Dickey Nutt announced his sixth signee Friday, junior college power forward Eric McCrary. The 6-foot-7 McCrary earned all-conference honors this year at Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Mo., where he averaged seven points, five rebounds and two assists per game. He hit 45 3-point field goals...
Cardinals, Brewers rained out (05/16/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The Milwaukee Brewers' game at St. Louis was postponed after persistent rain in the second inning Friday night, washing away a two-run homer by the Cardinals' Colby Rasmus. The game will be made up Monday night, which had been an open date for both teams...
Dodgers' Ramirez apologizes to teammates (05/16/09)
MIAM -- Manny Ramirez apologized to his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates Friday after being suspended for 50 games for using a banned drug. The brief meeting took place at the team's waterfront hotel in South Florida before the Dodgers arrived at the Florida Marlins' stadium to start a three-game weekend series, Los Angeles third baseman Casey Blake said...
Oklahoma great Tisdale dies at 44 (05/16/09)
Wayman Tisdale, a three-time All-American at Oklahoma who played 12 seasons in the NBA and later became a top jazz musician, died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 44. Tisdale died Friday morning at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, hospital spokeswoman Joy McGill said...
Boys, girl head for Preakness gate (05/16/09)
BALTIMORE -- Calvin Borel has complete confidence his horse will win the Preakness, the kind of certainty expected from the Kentucky Derby-winning jockey. Except Borel won't be riding the Derby winner today. He made the unprecedented decision to get off Mine That Bird and onto Rachel Alexandra, the spectacular filly who is the 8-5 early favorite for the second leg of the Triple Crown...
Carpenter gives positive report after latest throwing session (05/16/09)
The injured pitcher could return late next week. By R.B. FALLSTROM The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter felt fine after throwing an extended bullpen session Friday and could return to the rotation soon. Carpenter strained a muscle in his left rib cage April 14. ...
Bats are taking the lead, but arms are not following (05/16/09)
Southeast Missouri State's explosive offense helped mask the Redhawks baseball team's lack of pitching depth earlier in the season. But no lead has been safe for the Redhawks over the last seven Ohio Valley Conference games. What about 8-2 after two innings? Nope...
Senior members of First Baptist get luxury ride (05/16/09)
The First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau had a problem. The church has many older members who aren't getting around as well as they used to. The congregation always provided these members a ride to church, but the van they used was too high for most of the riders to step up into and once they got in, it was hard for them to maneuver in the seats...
Religion calendar 5/16/09 (05/16/09)
Recital Keyboards & Kindermusik Conservatory presents two free recitals by its students at First Baptist Church. When: 12:30 and 3 p.m. today Where: 1289 Lexington Ave. Gospel quartet The Primitive Quarter of Chandler, N.C., peforms a concert at New Hope General Baptist Church...
There are no guarantees in life, so learn and risk everything (05/16/09)
If there ever was a passage of Scripture embedded in the hearts of every student, it is Ecclesiastes 12:12. Even if the student has never read Scripture, this verse -- "Be careful, for writing books is endless, and much study wears you out" -- is burned into their minds...
Too much? Too far? Criticism doesn't require personal attacks (05/16/09)
It's clear from reading the Gospels that Jesus didn't pull his rhetorical punches. Money changers, Pharisees, even a fig tree got a piece of the master's mind. Jesus, who seemed to read every audience perfectly, seemed never to be cowed when he had an audience. ...
William & Mary students break simultaneous 'Thriller' dance record (05/16/09)
RICHMOND, Va. -- In what the organizer jokingly calls a case of his "Michael Jackson obsession gone wrong," a group of College of William & Mary students has set the world record for most people to dance to the singer's "Thriller" simultaneously in one place...
Hazel McCullough (05/16/09)
Hazel McCullough ANNA, Ill. -- Hazel Jo McCullough, 67, of Carbondale, Ill., formerly of Anna, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at Oak Grove Rehab and Care Center in Carbondale. Private graveside service will be at a later date in Big Creek Cemetery...
Bob Smith (05/16/09)
Bob Smith CAIRO, Ill. -- Bob V. Smith, 84, of Cairo died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Masonic Home Health Center in Louisville, Ky. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Monday at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Nan Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens at Villa Ridge, Ill...
John Glueck (05/16/09)
John Glueck KELSO, Mo. — John August Glueck, 77, of Kelso died Friday, May 15, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Scott City.
Jerline Butler (05/16/09)
Jerline Butler Jerline McClellon Butler of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Massie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Kathy Nesby (05/16/09)
Kathy Nesby MOUNDS, Ill. -- Kathy Ann Nesby, 54, of Helia Healthcare Center in Carbondale, Ill., formerly of Mounds, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time Sunday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds...
Sadie Graham (05/16/09)
Sadie Graham ADVANCE, Mo. -- Sadie Rae Graham, 97, of Advance passed away Friday, May 15, 2009, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born Dec. 18, 1911, at Malden, Mo., daughter of Oscar and Dwilla Rheuark Harris. Sadie and John Graham were united in marriage Feb. 16, 1935, at New Madrid, Mo. He preceded her in death Jan. 20, 2000...
Herschel Jackson (05/16/09)
Herschel Jackson Herschel R. Jackson, 83, of Belchertown, Mass., passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2009. He was born April 2, 1926, in Cairo, Ill., son of John N. and Dovie Garret Jackson. Herschel was raised in McClure, Ill., and had lived in Athol, Mass., 22 years before moving to Florida. He had lived in Belchertown the past 10 years...
Mildred Besher (05/16/09)
Mildred Besher PATTON, Mo. -- Mildred Bee Besher, 80, of Mountain View, Mo., formerly of Patton, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at the family home. She was born March 15, 1929, at Lixville, Mo., daughter of Dale and Annie Broeker Propst. She and Floyd Besher were married Dec. 12, 1947. He preceded her in death July 1, 1988...
Verna Baudendistel (05/16/09)
Verna Baudendistel PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Verna A. Baudendistel, 90, of Perryville died Friday, May 15, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 24, 1918, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of Gilbert and Edna Kuhlman Richardet. She and Wallace Baudendistel were married Sept. 21, 1940, in Perryville. He died March 23, 2004...
Grace Proffer (05/16/09)
Grace Proffer Grace Helen Proffer, 89, of Jackson died Friday, May 15, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, surrounded by her family. Grace was born Dec. 14, 1919, in Millersville, daughter of Ben F. and Jeffie A. Davis Davenport. She spent her youth in the Millersville and Crump area...
Births 5/16/09 (05/16/09)
Cox; Bollinger; Snider
Fire report 5/16/09 (05/16/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following call Friday:...
Police report 5/16/09 (05/16/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assault Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Out of the past 5/16/09 (05/16/09)
25 years ago: May 16, 1984 About 100 people turned out last night at a public meeting to voice support for a west end site for the Cape Girardeau multipurpose building, the merits of which were spelled out by local businessmen and area residents; many of those attending were residents of the Bertling-Sprigg street area, who said they don't want a civic arena built in their neighborhood...
Law enforcement stress (05/16/09)
This is respect for law enforcement week, and I wanted to pen a letter informative to the public yet personally challenging to any law enforcement officer reading it. Officers are trained to function under high-stress levels but are not trained how to cope with its long-term effects. ...
Stop-smoking aids (05/16/09)
Statistics for Southeast Missouri show this area of the state has the heaviest use of tobacco, more than any other part of Missouri. A 2007 survey, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and the Missouri Foundation for Health, shows counties in Southeast Missouri had 30 percent to 40 percent more smokers than other areas of the state...
Speak Out 5/16/09 (05/16/09)
Missouri damage; Wasteful spending; After the storm; Remembering Kemp; Not a good idea
Prayer 5/16/09 (05/16/09)
Light the darkness of our misunderstandings, O God, and guide us in truth. Amen.
JILLIAN GIBBS IN ART SHOW (05/16/09)
Jillian Gibbs, 6 1/2 yr old daughter of Adam and Shelly Gibbs, formerly of Scott City, was recently chosen to have her art work entered in the Young Art Masters Art Show held in March at the Virgil Blossom Athletic Center in San Antonio, TX. Jillian is in first grade at Clear Springs Elementary School. Only 2 students from her class were invited to enter their art work. Jillian chose to enter a flower picture drawn with water color and glue...
Plan on Redhawks Kids Camp for your Kids This Summer!!! (05/16/09)
The annual Redhawks Kids Camp, sponsored by the Department of Recreation Services at Southeast Missouri State University, is accepting registrations for their annual recreation day camp starting on June 1, 2009. Camps start Monday, June 1 and last through the end of July. The camp is held at the Student Recreation Center - North and includes swimming each afternoon in the Student Aquatic Center. Weekly sessions are affordable and early morning and late afternoon coverage is available...
Local Church Ensemble wins Gospel Fest at Six Flags St. Louis (05/16/09)
The Turning Point Praise Ensemble from First Pentecostal Church of Cape Girardeau, won the Gospel Fest Competition, at Six Flags, St Louis, Saturday May 9th. There was a total of 18 competitors, and they took home first place. They won a $500 cash prize, recording time at a studio in St. Louis, and got to meet and open up for Gospel recording artist Kirk Franklin...
Death Penalty for Child Molesters!!!! (05/16/09)
How long have we been calling for a solution to this epidemic? As I polled the church and talked to people in town, the response is always the same, "Good , good and good". As I watched the news and listen to the comentator on this subject, two thoughts came to me. ...
Libby and Zuzu (05/16/09)
Libby and Zuzu are like sisters. Humane Society pound puppies are the best! (our pets)
spring sunset (05/16/09)
Lake of the Ozarks Between all the rain in April there was some sun.! it was a sight to behold! that lasted maybe 20 minutes.i was able to take some of the best sunset pitures i've ever taken. TBOLEY
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