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Stories from Sunday, May 31, 2009

Defining the Rev. Larry Rice: Different takes from supporters, opponents (05/31/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The methods, message and means the Rev. Larry Rice uses to sustain his ministry to the homeless defines him as a disciple to some and a demon to others. Familiar to many in Missouri, his personality is being introduced to Cape Girardeau. City leaders have aligned politicians, church leaders, community groups and veterans organizations in opposition to his plan to use the Broadway federal building to aid the homeless. ...
Preserving images of two Altenburgs ­– Missouri's and Germany's (05/31/09)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- On May 8, a line of strong storms and heavy winds tore through Southeast Missouri. Some communities were spared entirely, while in others, trees were knocked down as if they were cheap scenery. Automobiles, walls and roofs were destroyed as dozens of pines, oaks and cedars lay on top of them...
Cancer survivors celebrate National Cancer Survivor Day at Saint Francis Medical Center (05/31/09)
When Laura Cahow was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, she feared it was too late for treatment to be successful.
Marijuana decriminalization advocates consider Cape Girardeau as focal point of campaign efforts (05/31/09)
Advocates working toward a marijuana decriminalization initiative have named Cape Girardeau, along with several other Missouri cities, as a possible focal point of their campaign efforts in 2010, the Associated Press reported. Joplin activist Kelly Maddy said the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws doesn't dictate for other communities where its efforts will be concentrated, and that he's unaware of any specific plans regarding Cape Girardeau...
Links to more information about the Rev. Larry Rice (05/31/09)
Learn more about Larry Rice, the New Life Evangelistic Center and the process for delivering surplus federal property to homeless organizations on the following sites: New Life Evangelistic Center: www.newlifeevangelisticcenter.org Better Business Bureau Charity Report: charityreports.bbb.org/public/Report.aspx?CharityID=5108...
Washington University opens green building at research center (05/31/09)
EUREKA, Mo. -- Washington University unveiled a building Friday that it hopes to have recognized as one of the greenest structures in North America. The Living Learning Center looks something like a souped-up log cabin, combining wood harvested from trees on the property with the latest advances in environmentally responsible design...
2 more lawsuits filed against northwest Missouri tannery (05/31/09)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Two more lawsuits have been filed against a St. Joseph tannery that plaintiffs say allowed contaminated sludge to be spread on northwest Missouri farmland and caused a number of brain tumors. Beverly Long of Cameron and Cynthia McQueen of Nebraska filed their suits in Clinton County Circuit Court in Plattsburg. Two other lawsuits also have been filed against former tannery owner Prime Tanning Co. and National Beef Leathers, which purchased the tannery earlier this year...
Divorcing couples in hard times try to save money (05/31/09)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- Uncertain economic times are leading to an uneasy truce in the War of the Roses, as divorcing couples try to save some money -- and perhaps some dignity. With retirement accounts in tatters and homes losing value, many couples are dividing debt, not assets. The last thing they want is a mountain of legal bills to add to it...
Anticipated hurricanes leaving consumers exposed (05/31/09)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As the 2009 hurricane season arrives, many homeowners are finding insurance is either more expensive, or harder to get. Homeowners from New York to Florida and in the Gulf Coast region are again seeing premiums rise and coverage change. And more are being dropped completely by their carriers as insurers try to limit their exposure in high-risk areas...
Nine tips to trim down your cell phone bill (05/31/09)
The average cell phone user spends about $600 a year on mobile service, while families that talk, text or use other phone features more than average can spend upward of $1,800. And the bigger your bill, the more you get tapped for service taxes and surcharges, which tack on an average of 14.5 percent...
Journalist freed from Iran is home (05/31/09)
FARGO, N.D. -- Journalist Roxana Saberi, released from prison in Iran earlier this month, is back in North Dakota. The 32-year-old Saberi was greeted at the Fargo airport by a crowd of well-wishers and "Welcome home, Roxana" signs. Saberi, fighting back tears, said she was surprised at the emotions she felt. Gov. John Hoeven and Rep. Earl Pomeroy were among the officials who met her Saturday afternoon...
Deadline passes as GM board mulls bankruptcy (05/31/09)
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp.'s board of directors met for a second day Saturday to make the final decision on whether the automaker would complete its restructuring by filing for bankruptcy protection Monday. The outcome of the meeting could not immediately be determined. GM and the Treasury Department, which has been guiding the Detroit automaker toward a rescue plan that will give taxpayers nearly a three-fourths stake in the company, went into secrecy mode...
Paying taxes comes back to bite illegal immigrants (05/31/09)
GREELEY, Colo. -- Immigrant advocates say they've seen nothing like it before or since: A prosecutor looking for illegal immigrants seized thousands of confidential tax records from an income tax preparer popular with Hispanics in this northern Colorado city...
Chevrolet's midsize hybrid Malibu helps many causes (05/31/09)
There's at least one way to help domestic automakers and their U.S. workers while reducing use of imported oil: Buy a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid. The gas-electric hybrid Malibu built in Kansas is a roomy, 16-foot-long family sedan with a generous-sized trunk and the best fuel mileage of any midsize or large Chevrolet...
Afghan attacks kill 56; one targets leader (05/31/09)
KABUL -- A battle in a militant-controlled region of western Afghanistan left 30 insurgents and nine Afghan soldiers dead, while a roadside bomb in the country's north wounded an Afghan governor, officials said Saturday. The fighting in Badghis province began Friday and continued into Saturday as Afghan troops supported by international forces killed 30 militants in Bala Murghab district -- a region where the Afghan government has little control...
Group: Rape is common against Darfur women (05/31/09)
NEW YORK -- A survey of dozens of women who fled violence in Darfur found that a third of them reported or showed signs of rape, and revealed a widespread fear of sexual violence in their refugee camp in Chad, a human rights group reported today...
Pakistan retakes town in Swat Valley (05/31/09)
ISLAMABAD -- The Taliban have fled the Pakistani army's advance on the main town in the Swat Valley, delivering the military a strategic prize in its offensive against militants in the country's northwest, commanders said Saturday. Taliban fighters had dug themselves into bunkers built into hotels and government buildings in Mingora, and initially offered stiff resistance as troops first closed roads leading to the town then began moving in earlier this week, army spokesman Maj. ...
Schnurbusch third in Class 3 pole vault (05/31/09)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Notre Dame's Jill Schnurbusch went out in style. The senior cleared 10 feet, 6 inches to finish third in the Class 3 pole vault Saturday. It was the same distance Schnurbusch cleared last weekend in the sectional, which was a school record...
Central's Moreland wraps up senior year with two top-10 finishes (05/31/09)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Minutes after helping her 1,600-meter relay team to a seventh-place finish in the Class 4 finals Saturday, Central's Brittany Moreland seemed genuinely thrilled. It took her a bit -- no one looks all that happy after sprinting 400 meters -- but she swore she was after the relay team finished in 4 minutes, 3.59 seconds...
Rushin caps weekend with title sweep (05/31/09)
JEFFERSON CITY -- If Saturday's Class 4 shot put finals contained any intrigue, it couldn't have centered on whom the state title would go to, not after Jackson's Jill Rushin had thrown. After an initial throw of 44 feet, the only question remaining was whether she would make history...
School record lands thrower in national meet (05/31/09)
Samantha Espiricueta entered the NCAA Mideast Regional track and field meet ranked 18th in the women's javelin, making her a very long shot to qualify for nationals. That long shot came through Saturday in, of all places, Louisville, Ky., where many long-shot horses have pulled off upsets...
Turnover pervades Capahas roster (05/31/09)
If there is one summer sports constant in Cape Girardeau, it's that the Plaza Tire Capahas will have an impressive season. Manager Jess Bolen expects that trend to continue, although he stops short of saying the Capahas will be as strong as last year's team that went 29-7 and made the program's 27th consecutive National Baseball Congress World Series appearance...
Myths, legends surround Cape Rock historic site (05/31/09)
The smell of honeysuckle fills the air at Cape Rock Park on the Mississippi River, just north of Cape Girardeau City limits. Cars pass through the entrance of the park dotted with rose bushes, and continue up the circle drive that surrounds the remainder of a natural rock promontory at the river's edge...
WarChild, photographer team up to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (05/31/09)
Motorcycles and coloring books? Discordant images to most, but a worthy collaboration for Aaron Horrell and the WarChild Riding Group. Horrell, a Chaffee, Mo., artist and nature photographer, has worked together with WarChild, the Chaffee motorcycle club, to create and sell a 64-page coloring book to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Horrell worked on the book at his own expense, and WarChild is passing all profits on to St. Jude's...
Old Bethel Baptist Church stands new again (05/31/09)
One hundred and ten original logs survived from the first Protestant Church west of the Mississippi River, Old Bethel Baptist Church. "From these hand hewn poplar logs many people came together and helped reconstruct Old Bethel on its original site near Jackson," Melvin Gateley, coordinator on the rebuilding project for the Missouri Baptist Historical Commission, said...
Bollinger Mill remains fixture in community (05/31/09)
The bridge is nearly as old as the town and the mill has kept the town going during some of the worst times. The Bollinger Mill in Burfordsville, Mo., has been a historic site since 1967, a place for tourists and locals to picnic, sightsee, and travel back through history...
Fort D provides historic picture (05/31/09)
Fort D, one of four forts built to protect Cape Girardeau during the Civil War, is the only one that remains. The fort, located four blocks south of Rt. 74 and Sprigg Street, was ordered built by General John Fremont, Western Department Union Commander, in 1861, according to a plaque on the site...
Jackson house home to local, state history (05/31/09)
The Oliver House in Jackson holds a historic presence that no other home in the area has. The house was the home to Marie Oliver, who has been termed "Missouri's Betsy Ross," and her husband Robert Burett "R.B." Oliver. While there, the Olivers raised five children and created a local and state legacy...
Cape Girardeau principal wins award (05/31/09)
Cape Girardeau Central High School principal Dr. Mike Cowan was honored as Principal of the Year for the Southeast Region of the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals at the organization's recent convention at Lake Ozark, Mo. Cowan is in his eighth year as principal at Cape Girardeau Central High School and in his 34th year of public education. ...
Hospital recognized for cancer support (05/31/09)
Southeast Missouri Hospital received the Society Award from the American Cancer Society in recognition of its presenting sponsorship of the local Relay for Life event April 25. Relay for Life committee member Peggy Barringer of the hospital's marketing and communications department; Danielle McGuire, community manager of development for the American Cancer Society; Relay for Life committee member, Judy Aslin, director of patient care services at Southeast; and James W. ...
Boyle places second in UK reality show (05/31/09)
LONDON -- Susan Boyle's reality show journey finished Saturday with a second-place finish in the finals of "Britain's Got Talent," an ending that didn't fit the fairy tale. Instead of the 48-year-old Internet sensation, a dance troupe called "Diversity" took the 100,000-pound prize, about $159,000, and will perform for Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Variety Show...
Ozzy Osbourne sues band mate (05/31/09)
NEW YORK -- Ozzy Osbourne has accused former Black Sabbath band mate Tony Iommi in a New York City court of taking over the band's name and costing him merchandise sales royalties. Osbourne sued the guitarist earlier this week and issued a statement Friday imploring him to "do the right thing."...
Jimmie Baker (05/31/09)
Jimmie Baker Retired Senior Master Sgt. Jimmie W. "Jim" Baker, USAF, 76, of McClure, Ill., died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Janavee Garner (05/31/09)
Janavee Garner Janavee Lena Garner, 85, of Chaffee, Mo., died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 21, 1924, near Dexter, Mo., daughter of Ivan and Myrtle Snider Wilson. Janavee worked at Florsheim Shoe Factory in Chaffee for several years. Later she worked at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, where she retired in 1992...
Betty Dunning (05/31/09)
Betty Dunning CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Betty Jo Dunning, 79, of Delta, Mo., died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. She was born Oct. 11, 1929, in Fredericktown, Mo., daughter of Roy and Rosie Bryner Gilder. She and Leonard Dunning were married May 22, 1948, in Delta...
Bettie Mehrle (05/31/09)
Bettie Mehrle Bettie L. Mehrle, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, May 29, 2009, at her home. She was born May 30, 1924, to Grover Cleveland and Dona Thaxton Fulbright in Millersville, Mo. She and Kenneth G. Mehrle were married Aug. 30, 1946, in Kansas City, Kan...
Marshall Long (05/31/09)
Marshall Long AUSTIN, Texas -- Marshall Wayne Long, also known as Behr Lee Appleby, 60, of Kyle, Texas, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009, in Austin. He was born Aug. 11, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, son of John Benton and and Ruth Mae Crumbaugh Long...
Gary Scholl (05/31/09)
Gary Scholl FROHNA, Mo. -- Gary D. Scholl of Frohna died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was 57. He was born Sept. 19, 1951, in Perry County, Mo., son of the late Arthur P. and Elvira Popp Scholl. He was married Oct. 7, 1978, to Peggy Schmidt Scholl, who survives in Frohna...
Raymond Mayberry (05/31/09)
Raymond Mayberry ADVANCE, Mo. -- Raymond Clarence Mayberry, 86, of Advance passed away Friday, May 29, 2009, near Advance. He was born April 15, 1923, at Maynard, Ark., sone of Henry and Elizabeth Foster Mayberry. He married Polly Hahn, who preceded him in death. He later married Sidney Lichtig on June 21, 1978, in Jackson. She survives of the home...
Sean Maguire (05/31/09)
Sean Maguire Sean Michael Maguire, 27, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009. He was born May 27, 1982, in Kansas City, Mo., son of Michael H. and Sheila Hoss Maguire. Sean was an avid dog lover. All his life, he had a special passion for the well-being of all canines, and over the years he and his family rescued several "pound hounds."...
Massey - Geske (05/31/09)
Amanda Kaye Massey and Jesse Frederick "Fred" Geske were united in marriage April 18, 2009, at First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau. John Goodwin performed the ceremony. Organist was Dr. Gary Miller. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Tracy Massey of Puxico, Mo. The groom is the son of Mike and Jami Geske of Matthews, Mo...
Smith - Creecy (05/31/09)
THEBES, Ill. -- Paula "Joni" Smith and Ronald D. Creecy Jr. were married Feb. 14, 2009, at the home of her parents. David E. Fellows performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John and Roberta Kaufman of Thebes. The groom is the son of Ron and Kaye Creecy Sr. of McClure, Ill...
Cook - Miller (05/31/09)
Keith and Deannine Cook of Eldorado, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittney Nicole Cook, to Derek Scott Miller, both of Jackson. He is the son of David and Janet Miller of Cape Girardeau. Cook is owner of Nicolette's Styling Salon...
Estes - 50 years (05/31/09)
Mr. and Mrs. William "Bill" Estes of Gordonville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 29, 2009. Mrs. Estes is the former Emma Duba. The couple has two children and a grandchild. ...
Police report 5/31/09 (05/31/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assault Thefts Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. ...
Fire report 5/31/09 (05/31/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 5/31/09 (05/31/09)
25 years ago: May 31, 1984 Gov. Kit S. Bond signs bills providing for area capital improvement projects at Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport; included in the bills are $3,190,000 for the first phase of a multipurpose building here, $711,000 for a road to the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority and $341,646 for renovation of a railroad line between Jackson and Delta...
Transitional housing (05/31/09)
In 2007 Project Hope, which provides assistance to individuals in difficult situations through 60 participating church congregations in Southeast Missouri, proposed Magnolia Place to help meet the need for transitional housing in Cape Girardeau. The start-up vision for Magnolia Place called for nine houses in the 500 block of North Main and North Spanish streets in Cape Girardeau's downtown. ...
Support for tobacco control act (05/31/09)
As an advocate for the American Heart Association, I want to thank U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill for co-sponsoring the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Incredibly, our nation's most preventable cause of death is unregulated by any federal agency with the required scientific expertise and experience. ...
Find ways to reduce spending (05/31/09)
To Kit Bond, Claire McCaskill, Jo Ann Emerson, all elected officials: I am writing to ask you to oppose any legislation that would further burden the U.S. taxpayer, especially the upcoming cap-and-trade legislation. While I agree that reducing the carbon footprint of human activity will not hurt the environment, placing additional business-killing taxes on corporations is nothing more than economic suicide. Businesses that can't pass along the additional taxes will close or go overseas...
Speak Out 5/31/09 (05/31/09)
Utility help; Build new shelter; Be thankful; Stable economy; Not a good idea; We can do it; Ignoring the problem; We're in peril
Prayer 5/31/09 (05/31/09)
For your unending love and mercy, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
Four Generations Celebrate Bud Estes' 85th Birthday (05/31/09)
Bud Estes life-long resident of Cape Girardeau celebrated his 85th birthday on April 19 surrounded by four generations of family. L to R: Landon Hahn of Jackson MO, Great-Grandson; Michelle Hahn of Jackson MO, Grand-Daughter; Bud Estes of Cape Girardeau MO; Layton Hahn of Jackson MO, Great-Grandson; and Linda Crosnoe of Cape Girardeau, Daughter...
ABBY (05/31/09)
Abby's favorite thing to do is visit her Grams Judy and Paw Paw Bill
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