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Stories from Saturday, July 18, 2009

Campbell woman pleads not guilty in child's death (07/18/09)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A 24-year-old Campbell, Mo., woman charged with murder in the May 2009 death of her infant daughter pleaded not guilty to the charge in court on Wednesday. Joanna Faucett appeared with her attorney, Public Defender Charles Hirth, before Judge Stephen Sharp, as did the state, represented by Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney Stephen P. Sokoloff on Wednesday...
Summer math program in Cape teaches respect and teamwork (07/18/09)
In a small room at the Cape Girardeau courthouse annex, nine boys worked on math worksheets while the summer sun shone outside. The teachers joked that it smelled like a locker room, part of the laid-back atmosphere of a different kind of classroom...
Bond announces $500M federal funding for National Guard (07/18/09)
At the 1140th Engineer Battalion headquarters in Cape Girardeau on Friday, Sen. Kit Bond announced that he has secured an additional $500 million in funding for National Guard equipment. He and Sen. Patrick Leahy, of Vermont, fought to secure the funds through the supplemental appropriations bill for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, according to a news release from Bond.
Southeast Missouri group sets goals to help students through school (07/18/09)
Members of the business and education communities have been working for a year to form a network to support students' progress through the education system.
Employers face rise in minimum wage Thursday (07/18/09)
Missouri workers at the bottom of the pay scale will get their second raise of the year Thursday, and they may get another raise Jan. 1. The federal minimum wage will increase to $7.25 an hour, up from the current level of $6.55 an hour. In Missouri, the increase will be 20 cents an hour because the state minimum wage increased to $7.05 an hour Jan. ...
Jackson makes Money magazine's list of best places to live (07/18/09)
Many Jackson residents say recognition by a national publication that their city is one of best places to live in America is overdue. Money magazine named Jackson as one of the 100 Best Places to Live in its 2009 ranking of small towns. Jackson was ranked number 59 in the list...
Ozark National Scenic Riverways getting $2.6 million boost (07/18/09)
Some $2.6 million in federal stimulus money will help the Ozark National Scenic Riverways employ more people and complete much-needed maintenance projects this year. The benefit of this boost will be felt not only by visitors to the national park, but in many ways by local residents, according to officials...
Traffic lights to be replaced at William Street and I-55 (07/18/09)
Motorists who use William Street near Interstate 55 may encounter some traffic disruptions at night beginning Sunday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace traffic lights.
Jackson man sentenced to 14 years for molestation (07/18/09)
A Jackson man was sentenced to 14 years in prison Friday on two counts of statutory sodomy for having sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl, Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle announced.
Kinder to campaign Monday in Cape Girardeau (07/18/09)
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder on Monday will stop in Cape Girardeau as part of his campaign against federal legislation making it easier for workers to gain union representation.
Mo. AG to review E. coli complaint against DNR (07/18/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster will review a complaint that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources withheld a report showing unsafe levels of E. coli in the Lake of the Ozarks. A spokeswoman for Koster said Friday that the office would examine how the Department of Natural Resources handled the E. coli report after receiving a complaint from the Missouri Clean Water Campaign, which is part of the Sierra Club...
Maine town fights loss of public mailbox (07/18/09)
OTISFIELD, Maine -- The folks of Otisfield are so fond of their lone public mailbox that they blocked it with a snowplow and a backhoe to prevent the Postal Service from taking it away in the gloom of night. Town officials also threatened to chain themselves to the blue box if necessary...
House votes to protect wild horses, burros (07/18/09)
WASHINGTON -- Galloping to the aid of the nation's wild horses and burros, the House voted Friday to rescue them from the possibility of a government-sponsored slaughter and give them millions more acres to roam. But the effort may get penned up in the Senate...
Obama tells Congress not to 'lose heart' on health care (07/18/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Obama, worried about growing resistance to his health care plan, exhorted Congress not to "lose heart" Friday and urged deeper cost cuts to calm concern over the huge expense of covering millions of uninsured Americans. "What we want to do is force the Congress to make sure that they are acting" on recommendations to hold down Medicare and Medicaid spending, the president said, rather than allowing reports to sit unused on a shelf...
Schwarzenegger, lawmakers restart budget talks (07/18/09)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Negotiations over closing California's $26.3 billion budget deficit resumed Friday, as government offices closed for the second time this month and a health program for low-income children stopped accepting new applicants...
Endeavour arrives at space station (07/18/09)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The space shuttle and space station hooked up Friday after a round-the-world chase, making for the biggest crowd ever gathered together in orbit -- 13 Earthlings. Endeavour docked at the international space station as the two craft soared 220 miles above the Australian coast...
Banks turn profit, still have hard time with struggling customers (07/18/09)
NEW YORK -- The big banks are making big money again, but they won't be back to health as long as they have to deal with a recession and customers defaulting on mortgages and credit cards. The numbers included a $3 billion second-quarter profit announced Friday by Citigroup and $2.4 billion for Bank of America. They followed similarly robust earnings for Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase...
Summer baseball roundup 7/18 (07/18/09)
Jackson Freshman Legion downs Festus The Jackson Freshman American Legion baseball team advanced to the championship round with a 7-4 win against Festus at the tournament in Perryville. Adam Jones picked up the win on the mound. He allowed four runs and struck out two over four innings...
Area calendar 7/18 (07/18/09)
Baseball Basketball Cross country Football n Youth flag football league: The Upward flag football and cheerleading sign-ups will continue through July 25. The league is open to boys and girls in grades kindergarten through six. All participants must attend the football evaluation and cheerleader orientation from 9 to 11 a.m. July 25 at Lynnwood Baptist Church. Cost: $65 per child. Info: Cape Bible Chapel, 334-5948....
Area digest 7/18 (07/18/09)
Siebert to compete at national rodeo Colby Siebert, a recent graduate of Jackson High School, will compete at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Farmington, N.M. Siebert, who lives in Millersville, will compete for the Illinois high school team in the event, which runs from Sunday through July 25...
CROP sale at Cape church funding community projects, scholarships (07/18/09)
Forty years have passed since local women first began bringing their leftover crops, homemade sandwiches and baked goods to be sold for charity in the parking lot of St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau. Dolly Jewel, a member of First General Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, was present for the first sale, known as the Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty, or CROP, sale. ...
True, lasting happiness depends on what you empty yourself of (07/18/09)
The staple of the American breakfast table is the box of cereal, whether it be full of sugar or full of fiber. For a child the box was inconsequential. Sometimes the cereal inside the box didn't matter, either. What mattered was the prize inside the box. Many a morning was spent digging to the bottom of the box to be the one who got the prize...
Reflections: Focusing on the present, one step at a time (07/18/09)
Don't look too far ahead and don't look back. Just keep walking. I recently walked up a hill near my house and came to a life-altering realization. Climbing hills is often long and tedious. This particular hill is always a challenge to tackle, but I was especially tired that day. ...
Adoption groups decry effect of horror film 'Orphan' on attitudes (07/18/09)
NEW YORK -- Often divided over policy and practice, America's adoption community has unified in dismay over "Orphan," a horror movie opening next week that its critics say will fuel negative attitudes toward real-life orphans. Some adoption advocates are urging a boycott of the movie, which opens July 24. A coalition of prominent national adoption and foster care groups, while not joining the boycott call, has asked for a meeting with Warner Bros. CEO Barry Meyer to discuss their concerns...
Longtime CBS anchor Walter Cronkite dies (07/18/09)
NEW YORK -- Walter Cronkite, the TV anchorman who came to be called "the most trusted man in America," died Friday. He was 92. Cronkite's longtime chief of staff, Marlene Adler, said Cronkite died at 7:42 p.m. at his Manhattan home surrounded by family. She said the cause of death was cerebral vascular disease...
Roy Friese (07/18/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Roy William Friese, 89, of Marble Hill died Friday, July 17, 2009, at Elder Care in Marble Hill. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday to service time at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sargent's Chapel Cemetery near Sedgewickville, Mo...
John Lafferty Jr. (07/18/09)
John W. Lafferty Jr., 60, of Huntsville, Ala., died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at Huntsville Hospital. Visitation is today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Laughlin Funeral Home in Huntsville. The funeral is 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Announcement courtesy of McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson...
James Hager (07/18/09)
James Clinton Hager, 49, of Scott City died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. There is no service. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Jeffery Hill (07/18/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Jeffery W. Hill, 41, of Anna died Friday, July 17, 2009, at his home. He was born Jan. 3, 1968, in Centralia, Ill., son of Rollie Everett and Mabel A. Cook Hill. He married Shelly Clover on June 17, 2006, in Alto Pass, Ill. Jeff is survived by his wife; mother of Anna; three brothers, Robert Hill, Davey (Karen) Hill and Todd (Robin) Hill, all of Anna; a sister, Rolla Sue McFarland of Anna; three half sisters, Jackie (Marshall) Burns of Anna, Debra Sharp of Buncombe, Ill., Linda Hill of Florida; mother-in-law, Sondra Clover of McClure, Ill.; sister and brother-in-law, Terry and Becky Glodo of McClure; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.. ...
Cletus Huck (07/18/09)
Cletus E. Huck, 78, of Ste. Genevieve died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at his residence. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Zell, Mo. Funeral Mass will be at noon. Wood Family Funeral Home in Ste. Genevieve in charge of arrangements...
Velda Haertling (07/18/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Velda M. Haertling, 71, of Perryville died Friday, July 17, 2009, at her home. She was born July 6, 1938, in Perryville, daughter of Rudolph and Anna Fluegel Gerringer. She married Wesley J. Haertling, who preceded her in death Dec. 28, 1998...
Frank Enos II (07/18/09)
Frank Mark Enos II, 54, of Cape Girardeau died on Wedmesday, July 15, 2009, at his home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 22, 1954, in Hanford, Calif. He was the son of the late Frank Enos and Madeline McCraw Enos. He was employed by Procter & Gamble. He had been in Cape Girardeau for seven years after moving from Riverdale, Calif...
Cornelia Ernst (07/18/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Cornelia O. Ernst, 84, of Perryville died Thursday, July 16, 2009, in Perryville. She was born Feb. 20, 1925, at Longtown, Mo., daughter of August and Mary Unterreiner Bohnert. She married Robert M. Ernst on Sept. 2, 1946. He preceded her in death...
Juanita Kern (07/18/09)
Juanita Kern, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at Ratliff Care Center. She was born March 10, 1917, in Scott County, Mo., to John and Bertha Bles Dumey. She married Alvis Kern on Sept. 21, 1942. He preceded her in death in October 1973...
Births 7/18/09 (07/18/09)
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Fire report 7/18/09 (07/18/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following call Friday:...
Police report 7/18/09 (07/18/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summons; Thefts; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Arrests; Summons; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Cape Girardeau County: DWI; Arrests
Out of the past 7/18/09 (07/18/09)
25 years ago: July 18, 1984 Staff Sgt. Bob Niederloh is the new Air Force recruiter in Cape Girardeau; the six-year Air Force veteran is a native of Oakville, Mo., a suburb of south St. Louis. The Cape Girardeau City Council votes unanimously to locate the $13 million multipurpose building on the old university farm property at New Madrid and Sprigg streets...
Reform of U.S. health care is a must (07/18/09)
Well-financed opponents have launched a blitzkrieg of public disinformation in an attempt to derail reform of health care in America. They employ a host of scare tactics, including the overused friend in Canada or relative in England who finds all kinds of fault in those countries' health-care systems. ...
Race faceoff (07/18/09)
This week's tussle over state funding of the Tour of Missouri bicycle race was mostly a political spitting contest. The race, scheduled for early September and including a stopover in Cape Girardeau, is a pet project of Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder. a Republican who also serves as the chairman of the Missouri Tourism Commission...
Speak Out 7/18/09 (07/18/09)
Stick to the ban; Taking the temp; Recycle bins; Backwater towns; Late doctor; Doesn't fit facts; Noisy vehicles
Prayer 7/18/09 (07/18/09)
Forgive us when we sin, O God, and bless our efforts to do what is right. Amen.
Red Neck Neighbor (07/18/09)
You know the neighborhood has gone to pot when your neighbor turns to outdoor plumbing!!!
Confederate Railroad draws huge crowd in Zalma (07/18/09)
Confederate Railroad took the stage and performed for 90 minutes to a huge outdoor crowd at the Rustic Lodge in Zalma Missouri. This was the place to be on Friday the 17th of July. I was given a ticket for my birthday and was lucky enough to get a front row center shot and I even got a guitar pick during the show. Everyone stayed late in the night to meet the band and get autographs...
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