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Stories from Monday, June 22, 2009

Man setenced to nine years in jail a week after alleged escape attempt (06/22/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A week after allegedly fleeing from a work detail at the Butler County jail, a Neelyville, Mo., man is headed to prison.
Southeast Missouri man hurt when tire explodes (06/22/09)
FAIRDEALING, Mo. -- A freak accident has left a 52 -year-old Fairdealing man facing a lengthy hospital stay and numerous surgeries. Gary Emmons, who was seriously injured when the truck tire he was changing exploded, "is doing good.
Local skateboarders use holiday to discuss idea of new skate park in Cape Girardeau (06/22/09)
Kash Mouser, who has been skateboarding since the age of 4, likes catching air. Now 8, Kash and his father, Andy Mouser of McClure, Ill., were among about 30 skateboarders who braved 93-degree heat Sunday and rolled through Cape Girardeau's streets in a skateboard parade.
Police investigate blood spatters at Cape Girardeau house (06/22/09)
Cape Girardeau police are investigating a possible altercation or break-in that left blood smears and spatters on and around a residence on Jefferson Avenue over the weekend.
Problems caused by switch to digital TV linger (06/22/09)
A week has passed since stations throughout the country officially switched to digital television, but some viewers are still having problems picking up a signal. Stations and the Federal Communications Commission have spent more than two years getting the public ready for the switch from analog to digital television through over-the-air educational initiatives and coupons toward the purchase of digital converter boxes. ...
Wire burnout leaves more than 500 without power in Cape Girardeau, Bollinger counties (06/22/09)
More than 500 people lost power early Sunday evening in Cape Girardeau County due to a wire burnout near Sedgewickville, Mo., said Black River Electric Cooperative supervisor Keith Myers.
Home for people recovering from addiction re-established in Cape Girardeau (06/22/09)
After disbanding in 2007, a home for people recovering from alcohol and drug addictions has been re-established in Cape Girardeau.
Concert on Saturday to raise money for Scott City outdoor auditorium (06/22/09)
Paul Schock of Scott City said he's been hearing stories of a time when the people had a greater sense of community.
Route C in Perry County reduced to one lane starting today (06/22/09)
Route C in Perry County will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction starting at noon today through 5 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Transportation. The section of road is located between Highway 51 and Route A. Crews will be repairing pavement...
Victim of Missouri racing death identified (06/22/09)
PARK HILLS, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities have identified the man killed over then weekend when a race car jumped off a Missouri track. The victim was identified Monday as 48-year-old Dennis Frank of Springfield, Ill. The accident happened Saturday during a sprint car race at St. ...
Missouri, Illinois governors promote high-speed rail project (06/22/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The governors of Missouri and Illinois are teaming up to promote a high-speed rail initiative. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn are to hold a joint news conference this afternoon in St. Louis to discuss planning efforts for a high-speed rail line between St. Louis and Chicago...
St. Louis looks at registering vacant houses (06/22/09)
ST. LOUIS -- With thousands of homes in St. Louis sitting vacant, city officials are looking at ways to keep better track of where they are and who's responsible for them. A bill was proposed earlier this month to the Board of Aldermen that would require the owners of vacant buildings to register the properties with the city, as well as pay an annual fee...
Feds buy Cora Island for $5 million (06/22/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The federal government has bought a Mississippi River island in St. Charles County and plans to turn the former farm into public park space. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that federal land managers and conservation groups plan to announce the acquisition of Cora Island on Tuesday. The 1,470-acre island sits near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers...
Highway cleaned by neo-Nazi group may be named for civil-rights activist rabbi (06/22/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two Adopt-a-Highway signs on a Missouri road acknowledge a neo-Nazi group's participation in the state's litter-prevention program. But if Gov. Jay Nixon signs a large transportation bill, that half-mile section of road will be renamed "Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Memorial Highway" in honor of a rabbi who narrowly escaped the Nazis in World War II and later marched with Martin Luther King Jr...
Ground zero in long battle over timber showing signs of peace (06/22/09)
TAKILMA, Ore. -- On a steep slope of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, a crew of young men with chain saws and hard hats worked their way through an old neglected clearcut, cutting brush and young trees and piling the remains to be burned later...
Democrats may go it alone on government insurance plan (06/22/09)
WASHINGTON -- Emboldened by polls that show public backing for a government health insurance plan, Democrats are moving to make it a politically defining issue in the debate over the future of medical care. Behind-the-scenes attempts to get a deal with Republicans on nonprofit co-ops as an alternative to a public plan have led only to frustration, complains a key Democrat. He and his colleagues may have to go it alone, said Sen. Chuck Schumer...
Redbox's machines take on Netflix's red envelopes (06/22/09)
BELLEVUE, Wash. -- With more subscribers than ever flocking to its DVD-by-mail service, Netflix Inc. is one of the few companies to prosper during the worst U.S. recession in 70 years. Yet Netflix chief executive officer Reed Hastings still has something to worry about: an even cheaper DVD rental service run by one of his former lieutenants...
Obama set to sign anti-smoking bill in Rose Garden (06/22/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is set to sign into law an anti-smoking bill that will give the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented authority to regulate tobacco. Obama is scheduled to sign the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act during an event Monday in the Rose Garden. ...
'Vanilla' loans may benefit borrowers (06/22/09)
WASHINGTON -- If President Obama gets his way, consumers who take out mortgages would automatically get a "plain vanilla" loan -- such as a traditional 30-year fixed-rate mortgage -- unless they opted for a riskier variety. Obama's plan to revamp financial regulation aims to protect borrowers from the high-risk mortgages that fed delinquencies and foreclosures, led to the worst financial crisis in decades and thrust the nation into a recession...
Lobster, wine, nap follow break-in (06/22/09)
PORTLAND, Maine -- A man suspected of breaking into a Maine restaurant will have to get used to jailhouse food after workers at the eatery discovered lobsters and wine missing -- and the suspect asleep on a bench. Police say Paul Bruneau broke into the Portland Lobster Co. through a rear window and stuffed his pockets with cash before chowing down on the better part of 11 prepared lobsters worth about $300. He washed it all down with a white wine...
Immigration enforcement in Arizona may toughen (06/22/09)
PHOENIX -- As America's busiest immigrant smuggling hub, Arizona has earned the distinction as a place that's tough on people who sneak across the border. That reputation would harden if the legislature and governor approve a proposal that would draw local authorities deeper into immigration enforcement...
Vt. farmers cut cows' emissions with new diet (06/22/09)
COVENTRY, Vt. -- Vermont dairy farmers Tim Maikshilo and Kristen Dellert, mindful of shrinking their carbon footprint, have changed their cows' diet to reduce the amount of gas the animals burp -- dairy cows' contribution to global warming...
Great white sharks hunt much like serial killers (06/22/09)
WASHINGTON -- Great white sharks have some things in common with human serial killers, a new study says: They don't attack at random, but stalk specific victims, lurking out of sight. The sharks hang back and observe from a not-too-close, not-too-far base, hunt strategically and learn from previous attempts, according to a study published online today in the Journal of Zoology. ...
Ind. lawyer found asleep in trash can (06/22/09)
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. -- An Indiana lawyer who was found asleep headfirst in a neighbor's trash can after a night of drinking has apologized and said he's embarrassed. No charges have been filed against Larry Wilder. Wilder said he had dinner and drinks with friends Tuesday night. He said he was driven home in a client's limousine but remembers little else...
Arrests show division of Iran's clerics (06/22/09)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's government said Sunday it arrested the daughter and four other relatives of former president Hashemi Rafsanjani, one of the country's most powerful men, in a move that exposed a rift among the ruling Islamic clerics over the disputed presidential election...
Mexico deploys 1,500 more soldiers to patrol border city (06/22/09)
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Mexico has deployed 1,500 more troops to the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, where homicides related to the drug trade have surged in recent weeks. The increase ied.n bloodshed raises doubts about the government's goal of returning law enforcement and security duties to a reconstituted Ciudad Juarez police force later this year...
Firefight shows challenge facing U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan (06/22/09)
NOW ZAD, Afghanistan -- Missiles, machine guns and strafing runs from fighter jets destroyed much of a Taliban compound, but the insurgents had a final surprise for a pair of U.S. Marines who pushed into the smoldering building just before nightfall...
Ex-Southeast baseball coach dies in Florida (06/22/09)
Truman Smith thinks Palmer Muench doesn't get the credit he deserves for helping lead Southeast Missouri State's baseball program into Division I. "Going Division I is not easy, but he did a good job and handled it really well," Smith said. "I don't think people give him nearly enough credit."...
Capahas win tight games vs. Riverdogs (06/22/09)
The Plaza Tire Capahas continued their domination of the Charleston Riverdogs. But rarely have wins over Charleston been more difficult than what transpired Sunday evening at Capaha Field. Plaza Tire could have lost the opener, and probably should have dropped the nightcap...
Cape Legion opens district action with win at Sikeston (06/22/09)
The Cape Girardeau Post 63 Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team opened District 14 play Sunday with a 5-0 win at Sikeston. Cape also captured the non-district nightcap of the doubleheader 10-4 to improve its record to 11-7. Andrew Williams fired a three-hit shutout, needing only 67 pitches to get through the seven innings. He struck out two, walked none and hit a batter...
U.S. hits daily double, advances to semifinals (06/22/09)
RUSTENBURG, South Africa -- Outplayed by Italy and Brazil, the U.S. soccer team once again was on the verge of first-round elimination from a big international tournament. To reach the semifinals of the Confederations Cup, the Americans needed to beat Egypt by at least three goals while the world champion Italians lost to Brazil by at least three...
Pujols torments Royals (06/22/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Albert Pujols comes through Kansas City once a season. The Royals wouldn't be too disappointed if he never came back. Pujols finished off a three-day romp in Kansas City with two homers and six RBIs, helping the St. Louis Cardinals rout the Royals 12-5 on Sunday in win No. 2,500 for manager Tony La Russa...
Untested pair share lead five shots clear of pack (06/22/09)
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Ricky Barnes flashed a smile as big as his six-shot lead. He was double digits under par, only the fourth player in U.S. Open history to get that low. He had a six-shot lead over his closest rival, while the stars struggled to make up ground. Phil Mickelson was making as many bogeys as birdies. Tiger Woods fell 15 shots behind...
Kahne posts first victory in 38 races (06/22/09)
SONOMA, Calif. -- Kasey Kahne gave struggling Richard Petty Motorsports a much-needed boost Sunday, holding off Tony Stewart at Infineon Raceway to snap a 37-race winless streak. Kahne was met in Victory Lane by Richard Petty, who made his first trip as a car owner in more than a decade. A Petty-owned car had not won a race since John Andretti's victory at Martinsville in April, 1999...
Tournament breaks from rich tradition, but favorites do not (06/22/09)
WIMBLEDON, England -- Who says the oldest and most tradition-laden of tennis' major championships doesn't change with the times? There is, at long last, a retractable roof atop Centre Court at Wimbledon this year. Video review of line calls and equal prize money for men and women came along ages ago (well, OK, in 2007)...
Ex-Southeast coaches apply for Division II job (06/22/09)
The Pensacola News Journal last week ran names of the 144 people who applied for the men's basketball coaching position at Division II West Florida since the job came open May 27. On the list is former Southeast Missouri State coach Scott Edgar, who spent the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons with the Redhawks before being fired for alleged NCAA rules violations...
Talking Shop with Dan Overbey, director of Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority (06/22/09)
In 2006 the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority celebrated its 25th anniversary. Several businesses call the port home, including Consolidated Grain and Barge, SE Team Tracks, Girardeau Stevedores, First Missouri Terminals, Old Dock and Tower Rock Stone. ...
Doc Cain opening new restaurant (06/22/09)
Doc Cain, the owner of Port Cape Girardeau restaurant, is planning to open another restaurant next month, but it will be much different from Port Cape. His son, James, will serve as the head chef of the restaurant, called Cain, which will feature contemporary American cuisine...
People on the move 6/22/09 (06/22/09)
Anderson joins Southeast Missouri Hospital staff Julie A. Anderson has joined the medical staff at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Anderson holds a bachelor of arts degree in physiology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She received her medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Ill. ...
Lucille Sneed (06/22/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Lucille Mary Sneed, 89, of Benton died Saturday, June 20, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Sneed was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Kelso, Mo., daughter of Benjamin John Enderle and Dorothy Theresa Huering Enderle. She and James "Jack" Jackson Sneed were married Oct. 15, 1941, in Kelso. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Denis Catholic Church of Benton and Ladies Sodality of the church...
Dr. Ed Masters (06/22/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dr. Edwin Jordan Masters, 63, of Sikeston died Sunday, June 21, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 30, 1945, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to the late Dr. Edwin Caleb and Bess Jordan Masters. ...
Jerry Jerls (06/22/09)
Jerry Wayne Jerls, 61, of Scott City died Saturday, June 20, 2009, at his home. Jerls was born May 7, 1948, in Chicago, son of Rufus Jerls and Helen Disher Jerls. He and Kay Brown Jerls were married March 13, 1991, in Jefferson City, Mo...
Cletis Mouser (06/22/09)
Cletis B. Mouser, 87, of Jackson died Sunday, June 21, 2009, at his home. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Brian Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson...
Police report 6/22/09 (06/22/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summonses Assaults Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous Jackson...
Fire report 6/22/09 (06/22/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: ...
Out of the past 6/22/09 (06/22/09)
25 years ago: June 22, 1984 Twenty-four Cherokee Indians are retracing the infamous "Trail of Tears" journey in which about 4,000 American Indians died in 1838 and 1839 en route from North Carolina to Oklahoma; the group is pedaling bicycles instead of walking the trail; they camped overnight at East Cape Girardeau, Ill...
Better roads (06/22/09)
Two major street and highway improvements, one in Cape Girardeau and the other in Jackson, are about finished, and motorists will soon be driving on wider, smoother and safer roadways. The project to widen Highway 34/72 through Jackson from Highway 25 west to the Highway 34 turnoff has taken several years. ...
Speak Out 6/22/09 (06/22/09)
Funny singer; Prizes for columnist; Teen achievement; Southeast parking; Indecent photo; Internet issues; List of wrongs; Nasty restrooms; Blattner pride; Paper is better; Ambulance stop; Parking garage; Malpractice caps; No increase; Corruption exposed; Homeless option; Nervy newspaper; Presidential cults; It's your fault; Close Gitmo; Demoralized nation
Prayer 6/22/09 (06/22/09)
Support us and guide us, O God, when we need something to lean on. Amen.
Cape County GOP Pig Roast: This Saturday, June 27 from 5:30-8:00 PM (06/22/09)
CAPE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE, SOUTHEAST AREA PACHYDERM CLUB, AND CAPE COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S CLUB SPONSORING 1ST ANNUAL GOP PIG ROAST Cape County GOP Pig Roast Cape Girardeau County- The Cape County GOP Pig Roast will be held on June 27th, 2009, at the Cape County Park South, Pavilion # 21 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ...
Local Family Says Now Is The Time To Make A Difference (06/22/09)
Sandy Hoffman, of Oak Ridge, and her family know the importance of getting active for a cause you believe in. Sandy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 17 years ago. Her 20-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed, and her older brother has been living with the disease for more than 25 years...
Feline In The Flowers (06/22/09)
Milo is playing his favorite game of hide and seek. He loves to hide in the flowers.
south carolina sunsets (06/22/09)
South Carolina has alot to see. Everything from swamps to beach's. And top it all ofF at the end of the day with sunsets like this.What a great place to visit.
picking tomatoes (06/22/09)
Tatum Lee picked tomatoes at Maw Maw & Pa Paw Yorks house
Beautiful ending to a wonderful "Father's Day"... (06/22/09)
Gorgeous clouds moving in from the Perryville area... very pretty!
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