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Stories from Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wayne County man arrested after car breaks down on alleged trip to get meth materials (07/15/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A "road trip" into Poplar Bluff to buy items for the alleged manufacture of methamphetamine sent a Piedmont, Mo., area man to jail after officers stopped to assist him when his vehicle overheated on U.S. 67 North. At around 4:30 p.m. ...
Increased value of home sales gives encouragement to local market (07/15/09)
While new home construction in Cape Girardeau County was down through the first six months of 2009, an increase in the value of homes being sold is a sign the local market may be turning the corner. According to the Cape County Multiple Listing Service, 102 residential listings closed from June 1 to Tuesday in Cape Girardeau and Jackson, totaling $17,204,000...
Man gets only scratches after Cape Girardeau heavy equipment accident (07/15/09)
A city worker survived with cuts and scrapes after the machinery he was operating fell into La Croix Creek Tuesday.
Commander Premier sold to Canadian company (07/15/09)
The man who wants to revive the fortunes of Commander Premier Aircraft Corp. said Tuesday he not only wants the building housing the business but has his eye on additional land at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.
Tour of Missouri to go ahead; funds released by Nixon (07/15/09)
Nearly a week after freezing funds for the Tour of Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon announced Tuesday the release of $1.5 million allocated by the Missouri Tourism Commission for the cross-state bicycle race.
Nine teens arrested for allegedly trespassing at country club (07/15/09)
Nine teens were arrested early Tuesday morning for trespassing after allegedly using the swimming pool at the Cape Girardeau Country Club without permission, police said. Cape Girardeau police responded to the country club around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday morning because of a neighbor complaining about the noise, said Cpl. Adam Glueck, spokesman for the police department...
Malden, Mo., boy remains critical after crashing car (07/15/09)
MALDEN, Mo. -- A 10-year-old Malden boy is in critical condition after police in Southeast Missouri say he wrecked a car. The boy remained hospitalized Tuesday in St. Louis. His name has not been released. Malden Police Chief Jarrett Bullock said the boy took his mother's boyfriend's car around 3:30 a.m. Friday, and drove it for an hour before striking utility and light poles and vehicles at a dealership...
Search for missing Dexter man going over two weeks (07/15/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- For the second week there is no sign of a Poplar Bluff business owner who disappeared from an area campground. The search for Robert Peters, 43, is ongoing, according to Wayne County Sheriff Phillip Burton.
Prosecutor speaks to domestic violence task force (07/15/09)
Cape Girardeau County assistant prosecutor Angel Woodruff can recall presenting a case where a domestic violence victim suffered more than 20 years of sexual abuse and the jury voted to acquit the defendant of the charges. After the trial ended, a juror told Woodruff she thought the abuse could not have been as severe as testimony indicated, because if it had been, the victim would have fought back by "setting his bed on fire or shooting him or something," Woodruff said...
Scientists seek local help in studying New Madrid fault (07/15/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Scientists are seeking local participation in research on the New Madrid Fault Zone. Data from 43 earthquake recording stations could assist in answering questions about how the fault works, according to Dr. Stephen Gao, project organizer with the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla...
Jefferson County sheriff hosts 'bed and breakfast' jail event (07/15/09)
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- Want to spend a night in jail? And how about paying for the privilege? The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department in eastern Missouri has come up with a novel way to pay for mattresses at a new jail addition. Officials are offering the public a chance to stay overnight July 31 at the recently finished addition. ...
Illinois leaders inch closer to agreement on budget (07/15/09)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Two weeks past their deadline, state officials reported progress Tuesday toward a budget deal that would keep Illinois government running and postpone many of the hard decisions about taxes and spending cuts. Legislative leaders met twice with Gov. Pat Quinn and said they were moving closer to a possible deal. A vote could come today, the first day paychecks for state employees will be withheld because of budget gridlock...
Court upholds Ill. teen abortion notification law (07/15/09)
CHICAGO -- A federal appeals court breathed new life Tuesday into a long-dormant Illinois law that requires parents of teen girls be notified before their daughter has an abortion. Attorneys on both sides of the emotionally charged issue said the law would take effect within weeks unless its critics ask for a stay and the appeals judges agree to put their order on hold pending a possible rehearing...
Colors could disappear from terror alert system (07/15/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has begun a review that could spell an end to the color-coded terrorist activity threat advisories, long derided by late night TV comics and portrayed by some Democrats as a tool for Bush administration political manipulation.
Motorist dies in drive over Grand Canyon (07/15/09)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. -- Authorities say a man drove over the edge of the Grand Canyon and plunged 600 feet to his death.
Wholesale prices, retail sales rise (07/15/09)
WASHINGTON -- Higher energy prices rippled through the economy in June, helping drive bigger-than-expected gains in retail sales and inflation at the producer level. The higher prices at the gas pump and for other energy products were seen as temporary, but economists worry that consumer spending will remain lackluster as unemployment rises, slowing a broader recovery...
Wall Street powerhouse back to big profits (07/15/09)
NEW YORK -- Goldman Sachs is emerging as the king of post-meltdown Wall Street. Already the nation's most powerful financial company before the credit crisis, the bank profited from Wall Street's rally and the recovering credit markets during the second quarter and distanced itself from the few competitors still standing...
Racial school performance gap shrinks but still there (07/15/09)
WASHINGTON -- Despite efforts to improve minority achievement in the past decade, the gap between black and white students remains wide, according to an Education Department report released Tuesday. There is good news in the report: Reading and math scores are improving for black students in public schools across the country. But because white students are also improving, the disparity between blacks and whites has lessened only slightly...
Sotomayor fights racial bias charges (07/15/09)
WASHINGTON -- Sonia Sotomayor pushed back Tuesday against Republican charges she would bring bias and a liberal agenda to her seat as the first Hispanic woman on the Supreme Court, saying repeatedly she would be impartial as GOP senators tried to undercut her with her own words from past speeches...
U.K. health booklet: Teen sex can be fun (07/15/09)
LONDON -- Britain's National Health Service has a message for teens: Sex can be fun.
A month into crackdown, Iran turmoil death toll still unknown (07/15/09)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Several dozen families camp outside Iran's Evin prison, trying to learn the fate of loved ones who vanished in post-election turmoil. A month into the government crackdown, the number of killed and arrested remains unknown, but human rights groups think the death toll is higher than the official figure of 20...
Chasing bass more than a passion for Arthur (07/15/09)
It took nearly 15 years, but Benton, Mo., resident Stuart Arthur finally has achieved his goal of becoming a professional angler. Arthur's road to becoming a professional bass fisherman began while competing in small tournaments while growing up in Wisconsin...
Pujols saves no fireworks for All-Star Game (07/15/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols likes to remind people that, despite his spectacular talents, he is human. The last two days proved it. The All-Star Game carried great expectations for the St. Louis Cardinals' star, who entered the break with numbers that make him a Triple Crown threat. He received a prolonged standing ovation during player introductions, topped off by chants of "MVP! MVP!" from the hometown fans...
American League extends streak to 13 games (07/15/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Carl Crawford's glove and one of the great bullpens in All-Star history helped save the American League's streak. Crawford pulled back a home run with a leaping grab an inning before Curtis Granderson tripled and scored the tiebreaking run in the eighth, giving the AL a 4-3 victory Tuesday night at the new Busch Stadium...
Earpiece ban overshadows Astana feud (07/15/09)
ISSOUDUN, France -- The tension is clear between teammates Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong. That's nothing, however, compared to the anger many riders feel toward Tour de France organizers. On a day when Contador and Armstrong held their second and third spots in the overall standings and Britain's Mark Cavendish won the 10th stage, the Tour took a giant technological leap backward Tuesday...
Different course, similar strategy for Woods (07/15/09)
TURNBERRY, Scotland -- The sea breeze in his face was not nearly as important to Tiger Woods as finding the best route around three pot bunkers on the 10th hole at Turnberry. He aimed his tee shot to the right, on the high side of two bunkers, then pulled his 3-wood just enough that the ball bounded along the links until it stopped rolling just three yards short of the sand...
Perry has nothing against the Open (07/15/09)
TURNBERRY, Scotland -- Kenny Perry wants to make one thing clear: He's got nothing against the British Open. The 48-year-old American is back at golf's oldest major championship after skipping it last year, a scheduling decision he made early on because he felt it gave him the best chance to play for the U.S. Ryder Cup team in his native Kentucky...
Obama goes low with All-Star first pitch (07/15/09)
ST. LOUIS -- President Barack Obama was true to his word: He didn't bounce it. Obama's ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star game barely reached the plate Tuesday night. St. Louis Cardinals star Albert Pujols helped the president, moving up on the plate and reaching out to scoop the low toss...
Crawford snares MVP award (07/15/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Carl Crawford raced back to the left-field fence and leaped, his glove barely extending over the 8-foot wall. For a moment, everyone waited. And then the Tampa Bay speedster raised his mitt for all to see -- yup, he caught it...
Hungry for a good tomato? The best bet is to buy local. (07/15/09)
A good tomato seems to hold the summer sun inside. The problem is finding a good one. The best strategy is to scope out supermarkets that offer local produce or head to the nearest farmers market, where the selection of tomatoes is likely to be fresher and more flavorful than the year-round grocer variety...
Tips on decking out a dorm room (07/15/09)
As soon as the residence assignments are sent out, some college students are eager to feather their new dorm nest. But don't go overboard. Leave the blender, grill or popcorn maker at home, advises Laura Jeanne Hammond, publisher and editor-in-chief of Next Step magazine...
Life's a peach, so eat some (07/15/09)
We are in fresh peach season, which is one of my favorite fruit seasons of the year. I love a fresh peach just split open and eaten right in the skin. I have vivid memories of getting fresh peaches when I was young at Rauh's Orchard. We would go by Heart's Bread, where my dad worked, and he would just twist one open and juice would run down his arm and off his elbow. They were delicious. I found this salsa recipe that I plan to try this fresh peach season and a delicious sounding cobbler. Enjoy!...
Marvin Suedmeyer (07/15/09)
Marvin Kern Suedmeyer, 93, of Mission Viejo, Calif., died Tuesday, July 7, 2009. He was born Nov. 8, 1915, in St. Louis, son of William P. and Katherine C. Suedmeyer. He married Marcella Dingwirth on Aug. 20, 1940. She preceded him in death. After completing high school he worked for the family business, Suedmeyer and Sons Funeral Home in St. Louis...
John Miller (07/15/09)
John H. Miller, 63, of Jackson died Monday, July 13, 2009, at his home. He was born June 26, 1946, in Wardell, Mo., son of John Harvey and Olla Dean Lackey Miller. He and Sharon Cotner were married Jan. 14, 1967, in Marston, Mo. Miller was a recruiter with the U.S. Army. He served in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1967. He continued to serve in the Army National Guard until retiring in 2001...
Births 7/15/09 (07/15/09)
Milliano; Fenwick; Slinkard; Hensley; Jones; Leazenby; Bell; Fayyad; Mooty; Proffer
Fire report 7/15/09 (07/15/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Police report 7/15/09 (07/15/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Thefts; Burglaries; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 7/15/09 (07/15/09)
25 years ago: July 15, 1984 The Rev. Martin Culligan's dream has come true; on July 5, three bells were hung from a 46-foot belfry in front of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau; the church, completed in 1976, has waited eight years for the belfry...
Correction 7/15/09 (07/15/09)
A club news item in Sunday's Good Time section of the Southeast Missourian should have said Linda Puchbauer is the president-elect and Rick Ebaugh is the president of Cape West Rotary for the 2009-2010 Rotary year. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Clarification 7/15/09 (07/15/09)
In the July 10 police report, Richard Cason, 818 Themis St., Cape Girardeau, was reported to have been issued a summons for "indecent exposure." Cason has requested the newspaper print the full charge.
What's up? Page 2 (07/15/09)
One of the frustrations in the newspaper business is when I run into someone and they say, "I wish there were a place people could find out what's happening in town." These are usually folks who are organizing events, and they want to get their message to the public. And, the truth is, the newspaper has historically been the "town crier" for such events. In fact, we dedicate thousands of pages a year telling people about upcoming events...
'Star' always depends on the whole team (07/15/09)
I am a sports fan. Being more specific, I am a fan of golf and baseball -- not so much on football, basketball, soccer or midget wrestling. But as I think about it, I'm not honestly a fan of sports so much as I am a fan of specific athletes. I follow the achievements of Albert Pujols and Tiger Woods with an obsessive zeal. And, in discussions with others, I find a whole host of "fans" who actually just follow the ups and downs of these two athletes...
New fee for less? (07/15/09)
Reducing electricity consumption is cheaper than building new power plants, and utility companies should be able to pass along the cost of promoting energy efficiency, according to Gov. Jay Nixon, utility companies, environmentalists, the states' public service commission and its utility consumer advocate. But it may be a hard sell for customers...
Natural climate trends (07/15/09)
Alan Journet recently tried to debunk any other findings or opinions regarding the so-called global-warming scare being pushed by Al Gore. Accurate history records show a pattern of warming and cooling, not just a total warming trend. Mankind's input to the warming or cooling of the earth is a tiny fraction of continuing natural changes...
Media ignore Pacific war (07/15/09)
Why do the media play up D-Day (June 6, 1944) and not D-Day in the Pacific (June 16, 1944)? The U.S. did not get into the war in Europe until the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Why is more attention given to the European war than to the Pacific war when it was the Japanese who attacked the U.S.? We were not attacked by Germany or Italy...
Speak Out 7/15/09 (07/15/09)
My money; Aggressive driving; Out of breath; Crossing the line; Fighting wars
Prayer 7/15/09 (07/15/09)
Guide us, O God, as we make small decisions with big consequences. Amen.
Guard-Red Cross blood drive to be held Friday at Cape armory (07/15/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo -- The 1140th Engineer Battalion is teaming up again with the Southeast Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross to sponsor a blood drive that will be held at the Cape Girardeau armory on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The armory is located at 2626 Independence St...
Modern Woodmen Helps Jackson Senior Center raise funds for Expansion Project (07/15/09)
Modern Woodmen Camp 7515 recently helped the Jackson Senior Center raise $3048.12 towards its upcoming Expansion project. Of the money raised $1500 came in the form of matching fund donation from Modern Woodmen. The Matching Fund Program offers Modern Woodmen camp members the opportunity to show support for their community by partnering with community organizations to raise funds for worthwhile projects. Nationwide the Matching Fund program contributes more than $6 to community needs each year...
Cape Youth Tackle Football Announces Sign-Up Dates for Fall 2009 Season (07/15/09)
Consider registering your child now for the 29th Annual Cape Youth Tackle Football (CYTF) season! Registration and Information is available at the website listed below!!!! Playing Information: Open to kids going into the 2nd -- 7th grade (Fall 2009); Maximum weight limit for playing is 200 lbs; Games are on Sunday afternoons Sept 20 through Nov 1; Divisions are: 2nd/3rd grade; 4th/5th grade; 6th/7th grade (league availability depends on the number of registrants)...
Longtime Guard recruiter John Miller remembered as 'Soldier's Soldier' (07/15/09)
John Miller was remembered Monday as an excellent recruiter, a highly decorated veteran, and as a fair-minded friend who could always be counted on to tell it to you straight.
Two rainbows together seen Wed nite in Cape (07/15/09)
While driving down Kingshighway 2 rainbows were spotted.
7/15/09 After The Rain (07/15/09)
cape girardeau evening sky, after the big storm.
Double Rainbow (07/15/09)
After the storm passed mini-farms it left a double rainbow behind.
Twins and mama too. Lunch time. (07/15/09)
The twins found their mama and decided to have a little lunch. Photo was taken at 12:30 July 14, 09 in my back yard on Annwood street.
Twins (07/15/09)
This photo was taken at 12:30 on July 14, 09 in my back yard on Annwood street in Cape Girardeau.
family time at pink rock perry co mo (07/15/09)
This is my sister and family at Pink Rock last week.It was their first visit, we made a day of it!!! Pink Rock is located off of highway J between Perryville and Fredricktown
An Oddity in Potatoes (07/15/09)
This fish-like potato had split and had another little potato, as if eating it.
How Does Your Garden Grow? (07/15/09)
A backyard gardener in his tomato patch and 13 feet high corn needs a ladder! The Hickory Cane corn makes good hominy.
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