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Stories from Friday, May 29, 2009

Sikeston man sentenced to prison on child pornography charge (05/29/09)
Two projects to reduce lanes on William Street next week (05/29/09)
Two sections of William Street in Cape Girardeau will be reduced to one lane next week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews repair pavement and install a traffic signal. The section of William Street from Silver Springs Road to Kingshighway will be reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday while MoDOT crews repair pavement, weather permitting...
Police car totaled in Thursday afternoon crash (05/29/09)
A Thursday afternoon crash on Route AB totaled a Scott City police car but left reserve officer Travis W. Rainey without injuries. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports website, Rainey, 26, of Cape Girardeau, turned into the path of a 2001 Ford F-150 on Route AB in Scott City. The driver of the Ford, Cody D. Barrett, 24, of Marble Hill, Mo., along with a male infant were both treated for minor injuries at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Cape picks Scott Meyer to be new city manager (05/29/09)
After conducting a nationwide search spanning five months, Cape Girardeau city officials named a new city manager Thursday. Scott Meyer, who has been the director of facilities management at Southeast Missouri State University since 2005, will fill position July 1. Meyer was also the district engineer for the Southeast District of the Missouri Department of Transportation for nine years before working at the university...
Old Town Cape group endorses DREAM plan (05/29/09)
The DREAM Initiative master plan that proposes a Mississippi River aquarium and a university village of shops near Southeast Missouri State University, among other ideas, is one step closer to becoming official city policy. The Old Town Cape Board of Directors voted unanimously to endorse the plan, which targets three areas in central Cape Girardeau for investment and potential redevelopment. ...
Fines for noise disturbances in Cape Girardeau increased for first-time offenders (05/29/09)
Those who are cited for noise disturbances in Cape Girardeau will be shelling out a little more in fines this summer. The city's municipal code allows a range of $1 to $500 penalty for violations of Cape Girardeau's noise ordinances, but typically first-time offenders face a standard penalty of about $55, which works out to about $80 after court costs, said municipal judge Teresa Bright-Pearson...
Work on highway 72 bridge replacement begins Monday (05/29/09)
Work to replace the Highway 72 bridge in Bollinger County will begin Monday, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Sikeston rodeo makes changes to attract better rodeo talent, increase online ticket sales (05/29/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- In an effort to improve the event, organizers of this year's Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo made moves to draw the top names in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Teen Challenge strawberry stand now in Schnucks parking lot (05/29/09)
The Teen Challenge strawberry stand has moved to a new location. The stand is now in the large parking lot in front of Schnucks on Kings­highway. Sales will begin at 9 a.m. and continue each day until that day's stock is sold. For more information, call the Teen Challenge office at 335-6508...
Cape Girardeau schools, Bank of Missouri, Basler receive recognition from United Way of Southeast Missouri (05/29/09)
On the heels of earning national recognition from the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization, the Cape Girardeau school district was honored again on Thursday by the United Way of Southeast Missouri. The district won the Spirit of Caring Award, given every year to a United Way funding partner that "promotes, supports and embraces the work of the United Way."...
Gordonville receives $1.2 million grant, $1.5 million loan for sewer work (05/29/09)
Gordonville has been awarded two Missouri Department of Natural Resources grants worth more than $1.2 million and a loan of $1.5 million, the department announced Thursday in a news release.
Three in Ste. Genevieve plead guilty to counterfeiting (05/29/09)
Three people from Ste. Genevieve, Mo., pleaded guilty Thursday to felony counts of passing counterfeit obligations. Kenneth J. Ritrovato Jr. and Aaron Ahrens pleaded guilty to one count of dealing in counterfeit obligations, one count of possession of counterfeit obligations and two counts of passing counterfeit obligations. Rebecca Duncan pleaded guilty to two counts of passing counterfeit obligations...
Gov. Nixon touts plan to increase health education (05/29/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon said a program designed to increase health-care education in Missouri will be a first step to addressing the shortage of health-care workers in the state. During a visit to the University of Missouri-Kansas City on Thursday, Nixon touted the "Caring for Missourians" program, which directs $40 million to the state universities, colleges and community colleges for more health-care classes, teachers and equipment. ...
Man flees bank robbery on bicycle (05/29/09)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Authorities are looking for a man who fled the scene of a St. Joseph bank robbery on a bicycle. A red-and-gray bike matching the description of the one the suspect was riding was found behind a strip mall about a half-block from the bank...
Nixon seeks help for 46 counties (05/29/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon has asked for more federal help to repair infrastructure damage in 46 counties hit by severe storms earlier this month. Nixon already has asked the federal government for a disaster declaration. Nixon said the aid would help reimburse local governments for damaged public property, infrastructure and public utilities, and for emergency protective actions...
Oil hits new six-month high above $65 (05/29/09)
LONDON -- Oil extended gains above $65 a barrel Friday to reach a fresh six-month high after the U.S. reported a fall in oil inventories and further signs of economic improvement. Benchmark crude for July delivery was up 67 cents to $65.75 a barrel by late morning in Europe in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Thursday, the contract rose $1.63 to settle at $65.08, a six-month high and almost double the lows reached in March, when it fell below $35 a barrel...
UAW members approve General Motors concessions (05/29/09)
DETROIT -- The United Auto Workers union has ratified a package of concessions designed to reduce General Motors Corp.'s labor costs. UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said at a news conference Friday that 74 percent of GM's 54,000 U.S. production and skilled-trade workers voted in favor of the deal...
Economy dips at a 5.7 percent pace in 1st quarter (05/29/09)
WASHINGTON -- The economy sank at a 5.7 percent pace as the brute force of the recession carried over into the start of the year. However, many analysts believe activity isn't shrinking nearly as much now as the downturn flashes signs of letting up...
13-year-old Kansas girl wins National Spelling Bee (05/29/09)
WASHINGTON -- Cool and collected, Kavya Shivashankar wrote out every word on her palm and always ended with a smile. The 13-year-old Kansas girl saved the biggest smile for last, when she rattled off the letters to "Laodicean" to become the nation's spelling champion...
Arctic natural gas mostly Russian (05/29/09)
WASHINGTON -- Nearly one-third of the natural gas yet to be discovered in the world is north of the Arctic Circle and most of it is in Russian territory, according to a new analysis led by researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey. "These findings suggest that in the future the ... ...
Obama to create 'cyber czar' in awareness effort (05/29/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is creating a "cyber czar" within the White House to coordinate the nation's computer security. Critics already say the post will not have enough authority to haul the government into the digital age. Government and private industry need to better protect the nation's computer networks, the White House warns in a plan to be rolled out today as the administration sets broad goals for dealing with cyber threats...
Interest groups begin court nominee battle (05/29/09)
WASHINGTON -- The battle is on between conservative and liberal interest groups to define little-known federal judge Sonia Sotomayor before senators -- away from the capital on a weeklong break -- return to weigh in on the fate of the woman who could be the Supreme Court's first Hispanic...
Time Warner to spin off AOL (05/29/09)
NEW YORK -- When AOL flashed $147 billion in stock puffed up by the dot-com boom, Time Warner, one of the world's biggest media companies, fell into its arms in 2001. They swooned over their combination of Internet access and traditional media...
GM vision: Lighter debt load, mostly U.S.-owned (05/29/09)
DETROIT -- The government's new road map for General Motors would briefly send it into bankruptcy, erase most of its debt and eventually have it emerge leaner and stronger -- and almost three-quarters owned by the taxpayers. The outline came together Thursday after a bloc of GM's biggest bondholders agreed to a sweetened deal proposed by the Treasury Department to wipe out the automaker's unsecured debt in exchange for company stock...
Aviator hopes gay ban will end soon enough to save his career (05/29/09)
BOISE, Idaho -- Barack Obama's campaign promise to scrap the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy gave Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach hope. Now the aviator is wondering if the president will deliver in time to save his 18-year Air Force career...
Relatives of slain Iraqis confront killer in Ky. court (05/29/09)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Weeping relatives of a murdered Iraqi family confronted the killer Thursday in an American courtroom and said he deserved to die. The object of their outrage, former Pfc. Steven Dale Green, convicted of murder and rape, apologized and said he will face "God's justice."...
$232 million Powerball lottery ticket sold to winner in South Dakota (05/29/09)
WINNER, S.D. -- It's been 100 years since this South Dakota ranch town lived up to its name, but it has done so in a big way for whoever bought a Powerball ticket worth $232.1 million. Word spread quickly that the winning ticket had been sold this community of about 3,000 people...
Israel on edge as U.S. presses to halt construction in West Bank (05/29/09)
JERUSALEM -- Israel rejected on Thursday a U.S. demand to freeze all construction in West Bank Jewish settlements to encourage peace talks, deepening a dispute with the Obama administration that has the hard-line Israeli government increasingly on edge...
Brazil dam break kills 4, leaves 11 people missing (05/29/09)
SAO PAULO -- Raging torrents from a ruptured dam swamped a small rural Brazilian city Thursday, killing four people and destroying at least 120 homes in a region already devastated by more than a month of floods. Eleven people were missing, 80 suffered minor injuries and nearly 3,000 were forced from their homes...
U.S., S. Korea gird for provocation from N. Korea (05/29/09)
SEOUL, South Korea -- The U.S. and South Korea put their military forces on high alert after North Korea renounced the truce keeping the peace between the two Koreas since 1953 and threatened military action following nuclear and missile tests...
34 insurgents killed in eastern Afghanistan (05/29/09)
KABUL -- U.S.-led coalition troops attacked a suspected training camp for foreign fighters in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, and an Afghan official said 34 militants were killed, including 22 Arabs and Pakistanis. Among the dead were six who blew up their suicide vests during the battle, the U.S. coalition said...
Late PK helps end Bulldogs' season (05/29/09)
HILLSBORO -- Notre Dame freshman Brianne Sanders didn't say anything to goalie Brianna Ziegler before Notre Dame St. Louis attempted a critical penalty kick in a scoreless tie. "I was praying," Sanders said. "I don't know about anyone else." Sanders' prayers weren't answered...
One last shot for Pirates' Leible (05/29/09)
For Garrett Leible, this weekend's Class 3 track and field championships in Jefferson City will provide him a chance to redeem himself after a disappointing performance in the shot put at last year's meet. The Perryville senior placed 10th in 2008 after barely making it out of sectionals the week before...
St. Vincent overwhelms Lutheran North (05/29/09)
FENTON -- St. Vincent's offense didn't let up after freshman midfielder Storm French scored the game's first goal early in the first half against Lutheran North. The Indians offense kept attacking and scoring. "Coach always tells us to go out and get it right from the very beginning and get the first goal, and then worry about scoring the next, then worry about the next, so you don't have to play catch-up," St. Vincent junior Liz Brueckner said...
Kitchen will lead Jackson baseball program (05/29/09)
Tatum Kitchen doesn't expect to be intimidated by his first high school baseball head coaching position. After all, Kitchen grew up around the game as the son of longtime Central coach Terry Kitchen, who led the Tigers to four final four berths. "I was fortunate enough to grow up in a coach's office and a dugout," Tatum Kitchen said. "I was born my dad's second year at Central. I learned a lot from him."...
Redhawks basketball will play Memphis, SIU, SLU in 2009-10 (05/29/09)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball schedule for 2009-10 has not been finalized yet. But a partial list of opponents announced by the university Thursday should excite Redhawks fans. Coach Dickey Nutt's first Southeast team will play Southern Illinois-Carbondale and Arkansas State at home, while facing Memphis and Saint Louis on the road...
Klocke makes Louisville Slugger All-American (05/29/09)
Southeast Missouri State junior catcher Jim Klocke can put his name up with some of the best players in the country. Klocke was named a third team Louisville Slugger All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper Thursday. Klocke becomes the first Southeast baseball player since 1983, and just the second ever, to receive All-American honors in multiple seasons. He was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2007. Steve Williams earned All-American honors in 1982 and 1983...
Former Memphis standout Rose is reportedly at center of investigation (05/29/09)
Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson Thursday defended the Tigers men's basketball program of any wrongdoings, but wouldn't confirm that Derrick Rose is the player at the center of alleged major NCAA violations. "We wouldn't play anybody if we hadn't checked it out pretty thoroughly," Johnson said...
North Carolina State's Hill wins NCAA national championship (05/29/09)
With just eight holes remaining in the race for medalist at the NCAA Division I men's golf championship, North Carolina State's Matt Hill trailed by two strokes. Instead of panic, it was time to take control. Hill made three birdies down the stretch and then played keepaway with the lead to capture the top individual prize Thursday at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio...
NBA playoffs James nets 37 as Cavaliers defeat Magic in Game 5 (05/29/09)
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James made a new guarantee: Game 6. With Cleveland's wondrous season on the line, James had 37 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists, and Mo Williams, who boldly predicted his team would come back and win this tight-as-can-be series, added 24 points in the Cavaliers' 112-102 victory over the Orlando Magic in Game 5 on Thursday night...
Top of the Class: Janice Bueter (05/29/09)
Meet Janice Bueter, a high school newspaper and yearbook editor who wants to be a pharmacist.
Top of the Class: April Rene Nenninger (05/29/09)
Meet April Rene Nenninger, a volleyball and softball player with plans to work in the justice system.
Top of the Class: Casey Bucher (05/29/09)
Meet Casey Bucher, a volleyball standout with plans to play in college and start a career in design.
Top of the Class: Wade Wiseman (05/29/09)
Meet Wade Wiseman, a baseball star with plans to work in agriculture.
Top of the Class: Amy Beel (05/29/09)
Meet Amy Beel, president of an academic club and a business club who wants to major in psychology.
Education briefs (05/29/09)
HONORS, ACHIEVEMENTS Amanda R. Whipple, formerly of Cape Girardeau, received a doctor of jurisprudence degree from Indiana University School of Law. She resides in Indianapolis. Deanna Dipold of Thebes, Ill., was named to the dean's list for the spring 2009 semester at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn...
Hooked on science: Bernoulli's apples (05/29/09)
Using apples and a few other items from around the house you can teach the family all about Bernoulli's Principle. Materials Instructions STEP 1: Cut two pieces of string about 12 inches in length. Attach one apple to each piece of string. STEP 2: Using the tacks hang the apples about four inches apart so they hang freely...
neXt up 5/29/09 (05/29/09)
What's happening this weekend
All that lawn loot (05/29/09)
Leave it to The Wall Street Journal to report on the multimillion-dollar boom in weeds that wind up on your dinner table. That's right: weeds. Who knew, until the Journal made a big deal on one of its section fronts Wednesday, that weed-eating shoppers forked out $2 million for dandelion leaves at U.S. grocery stores over a year's time?...
'Idol' winner Allen is ready for tour and album (05/29/09)
NEW YORK -- A year ago, Kris Allen was planning on finishing college and getting a "regular job." The 23-year-old singer from Conway, Ark., said he was looking forward to getting married (he tied the knot last September) and knew he needed a career plan...
Sandra Miller (05/29/09)
ANNA, Ill. — Sandra Sue Rhodes Miller, 63, of Anna died Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Union County Hospital in Anna. There is no visitation or service. Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Sean Maguire (05/29/09)
Sean Michael Maguire, 27, of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009. McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Michael Phillips (05/29/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Michael R. Phillips, 55, of Perryville died Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Milton Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery at St. Mary, Mo...
Earl Hopkins (05/29/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Earl Hopkins, 86, of Daystar Care Center in Cairo, died Monday, May 25, 2009. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Bishop Derek Eurales officiating...
Faron Nance (05/29/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Faron Ray Nance, 48, of Anna died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at Makanda Baptist Church in Makanda, Ill. The funeral will be at noon Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Cliff Waller officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Makanda...
J'andra Rice (05/29/09)
SIKESTON, Mo., -- J'andra Rice, 6 months old, of Sikeston died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Nov. 16, 2008, in Sikeston, to Andrea Warfield and Jamie Long Sr. Survivors include her mother, Andrea Warfield of Sikeston; her father and stepmother, Jamie and Sandra Long of Jackson; seven brothers, Daniel Lawrence Jr. ...
Births 5/29/09 (05/29/09)
Niswonger; Welch; Sander; Fleming; Pikey; Pace; Kilburn; Sturm; Brueggeman; Fehr
Fire report 5/29/09 (05/29/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Police report 5/29/09 (05/29/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summonses; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Thefts; Burglary; Property damage
Out of the past 5/29/09 (05/29/09)
25 years ago: May 29, 1984 Several hundred youngsters, some of who wait in line two hours, are on hand at the Arena Building for opening day sign-ups in the city recreation department's summer program; the program includes sports, crafts and other activities...
It's the berries (05/29/09)
Teen Challenge rehabilitates broken lives. That was the clear message for the many visitors to the organization's popular strawberry festival last week north of Cape Girardeau. Teen Challenge currently has more than 100 men overcoming addictions in a Christian-based program with a high success rate...
Homeless need a helping hand (05/29/09)
Mayor Jay Knudtson, talking about the proposed homeless shelter opening in Cape Girardeau, is quoted as saying that Larry Rice wants to give "those people" an address. Years ago, "those people" were generally alcoholics, drug addicts or bums. Today, however, "those people" have a new face. ...
Borrowing too much money (05/29/09)
My notice from Social Security stated: "Good News! President Obama signed a one-time payment of $250 to social security and supplemental security income beneficiaries." In the past, we were able to buy a vote with a beer, hamburger and a ride to the polls. Now our president sends $250 to 55 million residents borrowed from our great-grandchildren, using a fund that is already bankrupt...
What kind of people are we? (05/29/09)
I'm probably not the only person who is mystified by the current national debate about the merits of torturing prisoners. Of late the focus has been on whether torture ever did or ever will yield useful intelligence. But what's the point? Speaking strictly from my own Christian bias, I recall that Jesus was a victim of brutal investigation (Luke 22:63-65) and torture (Matthew 27:24-26). ...
Speak Out 5/29/09 (05/29/09)
Bring back Broadway; Just say no; Olden days
Prayer 5/29/09 (05/29/09)
For the dazzling beauty of flowering plants, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
Award for Community Service Presented to Dr. Frank Nickell (05/29/09)
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented Dr. Frank Nickell with the NSDAR Community Service Award. The award was presented to Dr. Nickell at the May meeting of the Nancy Hunter Chapter NSDAR held at the Cape Girardeau Country Club...
4 Generations (05/29/09)
4 generations in the family. Great Grandma Marks (daughter is Brenda) Grandma Brenda Bono (Son is Derek) Dad,Derek Willims & Derek's son Stratton Allen Willims.
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