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Stories from Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tambra Turner appears in Cook County court (06/13/09)
After almost 16 months on the run for a Cape Girardeau killing, Tambra T. Turner gave up without resistance when she was approached by Chicago police, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department said Friday. Arrested Thursday outside a home in the Calumet section of Chicago by officers of police District 5, Turner appeared Friday morning in Cook County, Ill., Circuit Court in front of Judge Israel Desierto and waived extradition, said Branch 98 clerk Betty Williams...
Friday morning fire destroys Kelso, Mo., home (06/13/09)
Ellis Street house fire deemed arson (06/13/09)
Investigators have determined that a Wednesday morning fire at a vacant home on South Ellis Street was intentionally set but have yet to link it to any of the unsolved string of suspicious fires that have plagued Cape Girardeau for the past two years...
Summer of art: High school students attend SEMO art academy (06/13/09)
Caroline DeKriek traced her finger over a collage of black-and-white prints as she explained the symbols of her life. She said images of sand dollars and the beach represented early childhood trips to Florida. A roll symbolized her job at Lambert's Cafe. There were car keys and an engagement ring, life milestones of her past and present, she said...
3 from Cape arrested on marijuana charges (06/13/09)
Southeast Missourian Ten pounds of marijuana were seized Thursday from a vehicle carrying three Cape Girardeau residents in Advance, Mo., according to a news release from the SEMO Drug Task Force. John L. Tate, 28, Tamika Tate, 20, and Anthony Williams, 25, were arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and taken to the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department. Bond was set at $250,000 for each...
Cape begins this year's asphalt overlay program (06/13/09)
Traffic was reduced to one lane Wednesday on South Sprigg Street between Highway 74 and Southern Expressway as the Cape Girardeau Public Works Department began the first stage of its 28-part 2009 asphalt overlay program. City officials advise drivers to use alternate routes until the work of grinding up the pavement and overlaying it with asphalt has been finished. The expected completion date for that section of road is Friday...
Cape P&Z board approves DREAM strategic plan (06/13/09)
The plans to beautify Broadway, reinvent the riverfront and work toward redevelopment of the Haarig-Good Hope area are winning endorsements from Cape Girardeau city advisory boards. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the DREAM Initiative Downtown Strategic Plan on Wednesday. ...
Crews to work on highways 51, 114 (06/13/09)
Perry County highway reduced to one lane Continuing shoulder work will reduce Highway 51 to one lane next week through a portion of Perry County. From 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Missouri Department of Transportation crews will repair the shoulders of Highway 51 between Perry County Road 210 and Main Street in Perryville, Mo...
Band Every Other Chair plays at Rock in the Rock Garden in Jackson (06/13/09)
KIT DOYLE ~ kdoyle@semissourian.com Taylor Bowen, 17, and her sister, Caroline, 7, wave at friends Friday evening as the band Every Other Chair plays for Rock in the Rock Garden at Jackson City Park....
Mo. official: $100M to be cut from budget (06/13/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- More than $100 million will be cut out of Missouri's budget before it takes effect July 1 because state revenue continues to slide, the governor's budget director said Friday. Gov. Jay Nixon plans to use line-item vetoes to reduce spending for next year, budget director Linda Luebbering said. ...
U.N. head talks in Missouri of feeding the world's needy (06/13/09)
ST. LOUIS -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that the international community must work together to help the "bottom billion" people in the world who live on less than $1 a day. Speaking at St. Louis University as part of his United States outreach program, Ban said the world's food crisis has receded from headlines, but more needs to be done to fight famine and abject poverty...
Missouri worker settles lawsuit claiming he was fired because of anti-Bush letter (06/13/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A man who claims he lost his job with a vendor for the Missouri Department of Corrections because of an anti-Bush letter has settled his federal lawsuit with the state for $150,000. The Columbia Daily Tribune reported on its website Friday that Tim Kniest said the settlement equals three years of back pay...
Man brings mortar shells he found to city hall; city hall evacuated (06/13/09)
BONNE TERRE, Mo. -- An eastern Missouri city hall was evacuated after a resident found mortar shells and took them in for inspection. Bonne Terre City Hall and a two-block radius around it were evacuated Friday after a man found mortar shells while cleaning a house...
$50M in stimulus will help fish farmers (06/13/09)
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. -- The United States is about to spend $50 million on fish food. The money included in the federal stimulus package is intended to help keep afloat an aquaculture industry already struggling from foreign competition after feed prices jumped 50 percent last year...
Historic anti-smoking bill aims at stopping teens (06/13/09)
WASHINGTON -- No more "light" cigarettes or candy-flavored smokes. Bigger, scarier warning labels. Fewer ads featuring sexy young smokers. Historic anti-smoking legislation sped to final congressional passage Friday -- after a fight lasting nearly a half-century -- and lawmakers and the White House quickly declared it would save the lives of thousands of smokers of all ages. ...
Friday is final signoff for analog TV (06/13/09)
NEW YORK -- TV shows were replaced by the hiss of static in perhaps 1 million U.S. homes Friday as stations ended their analog broadcasts and abandoned the transmission technology in use since the days of Milton Berle, Sid Caesar and Howdy Doody...
Stocks hit pause on 3-month rally (06/13/09)
NEW YORK -- The stock market's rally is on hold, and it's not clear what might restart it. Stock indicators barely budged this week after last week's big gains. The Dow Jones industrial average did manage to push into the black for the year with a modest gain Friday, but many traders are still cautious...
Brazil: 6 more bodies found in jet crash (06/13/09)
RECIFE, Brazil -- Six more bodies were recovered from the Atlantic Ocean where an Air France jet crashed, Brazilian officials said Friday, as the race to find the black boxes and gather key evidence from human remains and debris gained urgency...
United Nations imposes tougher sanctions on N. Korea (06/13/09)
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday, toughening an arms embargo and authorizing ship searches on the high seas in an attempt to thwart the reclusive nation's nuclear and ballistic missile programs...
Rivals both claim victory in Iran's presidential election (06/13/09)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's interior ministry said late Friday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was far ahead with nearly 80 percent of all votes counted, but his pro-reform rival countered that he was the clear victor and warned of possible fraud in the election...
Groves finishes college career with All-American honors (06/13/09)
Scott City High School graduate Loren Groves capped a brilliant collegiate track and field career Friday with her fourth All-American award. Groves, a Kansas State senior, placed seventh in the hammer throw finals at the NCAA outdoor championships in Fayetteville, Ark. The top eight finishers earned All-American honors...
Capahas ride sixth-inning outburst past Riverdogs (06/13/09)
The Plaza Tire Capahas and Charleston Riverdogs already have played each other twice this year. Both games followed a similar pattern as the Riverdogs hung tough early before the Capahas pulled away late. Host Plaza Tire trailed 3-2 on Friday night, but a five-run sixth inning paved the way for an 8-3 victory...
Area digest 6/13 (06/13/09)
Giebler scores hole in one Paul Giebler enjoyed two consecutive sensational shots at Dalhousie Golf Club on Friday. Giebler first recorded an eagle on No. 4 when he holed his shot from the fairway. He wasn't done. He used an 8-iron on his next shot, on hole No. 5. His tee shot found the hole for his first career hole in one. The hole was playing 142 yards...
Vickers wins Michigan pole for 3rd of season (06/13/09)
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Brian Vickers would love to turn the eighth pole of his NASCAR Sprint Cup career into his first win with Red Bull Racing. "It truly seems like every time we have the car to win, something happens to keep us from doing it," Vickers said Friday after beating out Kyle Busch at Michigan International Speedway for his third pole of the season. "We just have to get past that."...
Ex-Tigers star Carroll says liver disease no issue (06/13/09)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- DeMarre Carroll was beginning his first season at Missouri two years ago when he was annoyed by itchy legs. Convinced he was allergic to something, he visited several doctors until he received a much different explanation:~ The former Missouri forward has impressed teams...
Magic dig deep hole vs. Lakers (06/13/09)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Magic coach Stan Van Gundy tried to sleep. He closed his eyes, but his cluttered basketball brain, a cyclone of Xs and Os, wouldn't relax. Game 4 of the NBA finals, the one Orlando fumbled away with atrocious free-throw shooting, a hideous third quarter and questionable late-game strategy, kept Van Gundy awake...
Penguins dethrone Wings (06/13/09)
DETROIT -- Slide over Super Mario and make room on the Stanley Cup for a new batch of Pittsburgh Penguins. Max Talbot scored two second-period goals, and the Penguins overcame the loss of captain Sidney Crosby to beat the defending champion Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Friday night in Game 7 and win the Stanley Cup...
Choo, Indians handle Cardinals (06/13/09)
CLEVELAND -- Shin-Soo Choo got the job done again -- this time without any avian assistance. A day after his winning hit glanced off a gull in the outfield, Choo drove in three runs for the Indians to help rookie David Huff get his second big league win in Cleveland's 7-3 win Friday night over the St. Louis Cardinals...
Middle Ground youth group clears land for bike park (06/13/09)
The park at the corner of Lexington Avenue and Old Sprigg Street Road is getting a face-lift. La Croix United Methodist Church's youth group, Middle Ground, made up of fifth- and sixth-graders, is helping build a BMX bike park there as part of its most recent service project. The group is clearing the trails and organizing the space today to prepare for the building of two or three bike jumps to get the BMX Park started...
Religion calendar 6/13/09 (06/13/09)
Fundraiser A benefit fish fry, gospel sing and silent auction will be held for Andy Sitze. All proceeds from the event will go directly to Sitze and his family. When: 4 p.m. today Where: Zalma General Baptist Church, Zalma, Mo. Special food purchase program...
Keeping up appearances is a symptom of heart-and-mouth disease (06/13/09)
I know about a half-dozen families that are currently lounging on some beach somewhere. Instead of getting the occasional postcard of a pink flamingo wearing oversized sunglasses holding a "wish you were" banner, thanks to Facebook I am getting a moment-by-moment update of sand and surf conditions. Lounging in Missouri, I find myself longing for the beach. I am divided. My actions are here and my responsibilities are here, but my mind is on a beach somewhere...
Yard sales 500 years in the making (06/13/09)
My wife and I are thinking about having a yard sale. (Unlike the mop, which was never used by me, the sale will probably come off at some point.) It would be nice to let loose of some of the items we've been toting from place to place. Yard sales can be considerable work. Still, every now and again, you just have an overwhelming impulse to clean out the attic...
Kenneth Furman (06/13/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Kenneth David Furman, 47, of Perryville died Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at his home. Services will be private. Miller Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Kathryn Beard (06/13/09)
Kathryn W. "Kay" Beard, 60, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 20, 1949, in Menominee, Mich., daughter of William and Elsie Dumke Patz. She and Daniel J. Beard were married Feb. 8, 1969; he passed away April 16, 2004...
Samuel Parcell (06/13/09)
Samuel B. Parcell, 66, of Jackson, formerly of Jonesboro, Ill., died Thursday, June 11, 2009, at his home. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Monday until the time of the memorial service...
Lester Miller Jr. (06/13/09)
Lester Paul Miller Jr., 82, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 12, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church. The funeral will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Scott Moon officiating...
Fire report 6/13/09 (06/13/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following call Friday:...
Police report 6/13/09 (06/13/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summonses; Assaults; Thefts; Burglary; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Thefts; Burglary; Miscellaneous; Cape Girardeau County: DWIs; Arrests
Out of the past 6/13/09 (06/13/09)
25 years ago: June 13, 1984 Republican gubernatorial candidate John Ashcroft, speaking in Cape Girardeau, says he would debate primary opponent St. Louis executive Gene McNary here, countering McNary's charge over the weekend that Ashcroft refused to debate him anywhere but in St. Louis...
Fighting meth (06/13/09)
There is a law in Missouri, passed during the 2009 session of the state legislature, that authorizes a statewide electronic monitoring system for pseudoephedrine-based drugs. These are the drugs in common over-the-counter medications that are used in the manufacture of methamphetamine...
Thanks for Buddy Poppy effort (06/13/09)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3838 wishes to thank all Buddy Poppy workers and our community for its support for the generous work done May 29 and 30. This effort was outstanding support for veterans by our community. All funds collected will be used for veterans programs in our community. ...
Speak Out 6/13/09 (06/13/09)
Need a skate park; Motorcycle noise; Nuclear threat; Thanks for mowing; Beautiful yard; Beautifying Jackson; Giving credit
Prayer 6/13/09 (06/13/09)
For family ties and memories that connect us to each other, we give thanks, O God. Amen.
Reno (06/13/09)
This is my Granddog. Her name is Reno and she is quite the ham. Her favorite hobby is her chew toy. She lives with my daughter Sarah.
Memorable Memorial Day Fish (06/13/09)
Big bass caught by Elizabeth Steele (6yrs) while actually fishing for Bluegill with crickets at a farm pond near Trail of Tears Park.
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