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Stories from Sunday, July 19, 2009

Disaster relief coming for Union County, Perry County, others (07/19/09)
CHICAGO -- A federal agency is making low-interest disaster loans available for residents and businesses affected by severe storms earlier this year in southern Illinois. The money for damage from the May 8 storm is from the U.S. Small Business Administration...
Missouri-Illinois state line muddles jurisdiction in coroner cases (07/19/09)
After a recent motorcycle wreck in Union County, Ill., paramedics transported the seriously injured victim across the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital, leaving both the Union County and Cape Girardeau County coroner's offices wondering who had jurisdiction over the death...
Cape, Jackson businesses seeing more sales for home projects to increase energy efficiency (07/19/09)
Area home improvement businesses are experiencing a boom from energy-efficiency tax breaks recently created by the federal government. In the end, retailers say, the investment will be good not only for the environment but also for consumers' pocketbooks...
More illegal immigrants in Cape being detained at ICE's request (07/19/09)
Before recent changes in the relationship between federal immigration authorities and community police departments, Fatima Tanoreo-Orocio might have been let go. Instead, the 21-year-old native of Mexico spent three nights in the Cape Girardeau County Jail while officials investigated her status as an undocumented immigrant...
Picnic in New Hamburg all about fun, family (07/19/09)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Six turtles sat inside a circle on the Kelso School baseball diamond Saturday afternoon moments before the start of their final race. Once the referee shouted go, the owners released their turtles, who were cheered on by about 50 spectators...
Cronkite to be buried in Mo. after NYC funeral (07/19/09)
NEW YORK -- Walter Cronkite's final resting place will be next to his late wife in Missouri, where the two first met, his chief of staff said Saturday. The 92-year-old former CBS anchorman died Friday at his Manhattan home of disease involving blood vessels in the brain, according to Marlene Adler, his longtime chief of staff...
May storms add to timber woes (07/19/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri's timber industry is struggling, taking hits from both the recession and damaging May storms. Thousands of trees are now awaiting removal before rot sets in, and sawmills are reporting a glut of lumber. "This storm couldn't have come at a worse time for us," said Brian Brookshire, director of the Missouri Forest Products Association. "It's a double whammy."...
Same-sex couples seek immigration benefit (07/19/09)
WASHINGTON -- Judy Rickard took an early retirement and a reduced pension so she could be assured of more time with her partner, a British citizen whose stays in the U.S. are limited to six months. Rickard, 61, would have preferred to keep working at San Jose State University and sponsor her partner, Karin Bogliolo, for residency in the United States, just as heterosexual couples can. But U.S. law does not allow for that...
Great Lakes water levels rebound after long slump (07/19/09)
LUDINGTON, Mich. -- Great Lakes water levels are rebounding after a decade-long slump that hammered the maritime industry and even fed conspiracy theories about plots to drain the inland seas that make up nearly one-fifth of the world's fresh surface water...
N.Y. lunar module builders remember 1969 moon landing (07/19/09)
BETHPAGE, N.Y. -- John Devaney and his colleagues weren't exactly sure what Neil Armstrong would set foot on when he climbed down the ladder of the lunar module to the surface of the moon. "We didn't know what the moon was made of," recalled the retired Grumman engineer, one of the thousands who helped make the module that landed on the moon 40 years ago Monday...
Red foxes carving out niche in downtown Detroit (07/19/09)
DETROIT -- Keen-eyed anglers or people heading to work near Detroit's riverfront typically spot them, padding quietly in the pre-dawn light through weed-filled lots or in the shadows of long-abandoned factories. The red fox is carving out a place of its own deep into downtown, joining the ranks of raccoons, skunks, opossum, white-tailed deer and red-tailed hawks finding homes in untended lots, houses and buildings in the rusting one-time car capital...
World's oldest man, British WWI veteran dies (07/19/09)
LONDON -- Henry Allingham, one of the last surviving veterans of World War I and the world's oldest man, died Saturday. He was 113. Allingham's longtime friend Dennis Goodwin said he died in his sleep at St. Dunstan's care home in Ovingdean, near Brighton on England's south coast...
Fugitive terrorist a suspect in Indonesia hotel bombings (07/19/09)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The mangled faces of two suspected suicide attackers may be the main clue linking the bombings of two luxury American hotels in the Indonesian capital with a notorious al-Qaida-linked militant network that has struck many times before...
AIDS drug shortage threatens Africa (07/19/09)
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Doctors Without Borders warned Saturday that a chronic shortage of drugs to treat AIDS in six African countries could cost thousands of lives and reverse progress made on the continent most afflicted by the disease. In recent weeks, some clinics have stopped accepting new patients, said Eric Goemaere, medical coordinator in South Africa of the organization, which is also known by its French abbreviation, MSF...
People do good deeds as birthday gift to Mandela (07/19/09)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela's fans celebrated the anti-apartheid icon's 91st birthday Saturday by emulating him with good deeds, reading to the blind, distributing blankets to the homeless or refurbishing homes for AIDS orphans...
Drury's arm, bat helped Bulldogs to state title (07/19/09)
Notre Dame coach Jeff Graviett and senior Dylan Drury were confident from the start of the season that the Bulldogs would play in the Class 3 championship game. "I prepared him," Graviett said about Drury. "I told him all year long, 'You're the guy in the state championship. You're going to be the guy who gets the ball [to pitch] in that game. You have to be mentally prepared to do it.' And he focused on that."...
Summer baseball roundup 7/19 (07/19/09)
Cape Senior Legion downs Jackson The Cape Girardeau Post 63 American Legion baseball team only needed eight innings Saturday to dump Jackson 10-0 in the District 14 tournament at Senath-Hornersville High School. Dustin Crowden got Post 63 started with a three-run homer off Caleb Hosey in the first inning. Crowden, who will be a senior at Kelly High School, went 3 for 5 with five RBIs...
What's happening today 7/19/09 (07/19/09)
Open play auditions The River City Players will audition people for its next production, "Getting Sara Married." There are roles for three men and three women. The audition will be a cold reading, so no preparation is required. Auditions will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at Port Cape...
Good deed of the week 7/19/09 (07/19/09)
When Courtney Penzel turned 9, she asked for coloring books and crayons from guests at her birthday party, held July 5. The books and crayons were presented to the staff at the Saint Francis Children's Center on Tuesday July 7. Courtney is the daughter of Chris and Chastity Penzel. ...
Racing down a record (07/19/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- For more than 14 years, Garret Livingston has been refining his craft producing high-performance drag racing cars. Garret Race Cars in Marble Hill creates pro modified racing and sportsman cars of different classes. "Everything is handmade, 99 percent of it is done right here," Livingston said of his shop...
Wedding insurance gets second look in tough times (07/19/09)
NEW YORK -- Fantasies of the perfect wedding never included banquet halls going bust or lovebirds losing their jobs. But a calamity can sneak up on you while you're consumed with creating your dream day, especially during a recession. For couples who plan ahead, there is a safeguard. ...
Welker graduates from basic combat training (07/19/09)
Army National Guard Pvt. Matthew A. Welker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army mission and received instruction and practice in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, field maneuvers and tactics. ...
Son of Scott City man graduates basic training (07/19/09)
Army National Guard Pvt. Nathan W. Streiler has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises. ...
Jackson Scout earns Eagle rank (07/19/09)
Billy Spiecker of Jackson was awarded Eagle Scout rank. Spiecker's project consisted of drawing out plans for a bench and a decorative birdhouse for The Lutheran Home. He spent more than 110 hours putting his project together. Spiecker also taught other Scouts and adults how to build the bench and birdhouses...
Art auction raises funds for Mozambique (07/19/09)
Southeast Missourian Grace United Methodist Church held an art auction and dance June 28 to raise funds for partnerships the church has in Mozambique. The United Methodist Church has emphasized on helping Mozambique establish churches and ministers and better living conditions. Grace's recent Afternoon of Art for Mozambique raised about $9,000 by auctioning art pieces and other silent auction items...
Kathleen Gibbar (07/19/09)
Kathleen Gibbar Kathleen Gibbar, 72, of Jackson died Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Michelle Bonta (07/19/09)
Michelle Bonta Michelle Bonta, 30, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, July 17, 2009, at her home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangments are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Mark Caldwell (07/19/09)
Mark Caldwell Mark Wesley Caldwell, 53, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, July 17, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Aug. 30, 1955, in Edinburg, Texas, the son of Robert Levi and Billie Jean Allgier Caldwell. Mark was a member of Cape First Church...
Geneva Rhodes (07/19/09)
Geneva Rhodes JONESBORO, Ill. -- Mrs. Geneva Rhodes, age 95, of Wolf Lake, Ill., passed away at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Jonesboro Healthcare and Rehab Center in Jonesboro. She was born Oct. 21, 1913, in Alto Pass, Ill., the daughter of Walter Allen and America Elizabeth Minton Bridgeman. She married Ray T. Rhodes on April 17, 1931, in Jonesboro. He preceded her in death Oct. 27, 1986...
Juanita Kern (07/19/09)
Juanita Kern 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...
Dirickson - Hust (07/19/09)
Shavonna Darlene Dirickson and Jason Rollie Hust were married May 16, 2009, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. The Rev. Mark D. Martin performed the ceremony. A selection of music was played. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Alfred "Al" Dirickson Jr. of Sikeston, Mo. The groom is the son of Steven Wayne and Linda Oakley and Stephen Curtis Hust of Sikeston. Mrs. Oakley and Hust are formerly of Cape Girardeau...
Canady - Brzycki (07/19/09)
Amy Nicole Canady and Bryan Erick Brzycki were united in marriage May 30, 2009, at the Elks Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Naamon Cantrell performed the ceremony. Music was by Steven O'briant of Poplar Bluff, Mo. Vocalist was Madeline Hamm, daughter of the bride...
Galloway - Heise (07/19/09)
Carl and Martha Pease Sr. of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Galloway, to Richard Allen Heise. He is the son of Harold and Ruby Heise of Uniontown, Mo. Galloway is employed at Walmart Supercenter in Cape Girardeau. Heise is employed at Nordenia USA in Jackson...
Davis - Carty (07/19/09)
Brock and Karen Davis of Millersville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Rae Davis, to Bryan Green Carty. He is the son of Larry and Teri Brems Carty of Salem, Mo. Davis is a graduate of Trendsetters School of Cosmetology. She is employed at First Impression Techniques in Cape Girardeau...
Mitchell - Miracle (07/19/09)
Keith and Cindy Mitchell of New Braunfels, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Leigh Mitchell, to Kenneth Paul Miracle. He is the son of Susie Miracle of Cape Girardeau, and the late Kenny Miracle. Mitchell is a 2005 graduate of New Braunfels High School. She is a 2008 graduate of Teen Mania Honor Academy and Creative Center for Media in Lindale, Texas. She is involved with the Children's Equipping Center at International House of Prayer Ministries in Kansas City, Mo...
Roberts - Nolan (07/19/09)
Chuck and Judy Roberts of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Roberts, to Zachary James Nolan. He is the son of Greg and Karen Nolan of Jackson. Roberts is a 2006 graduate of Jackson High School. She is pursuing a degree in early childhood education at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at HealthPoint Fitness in Jackson...
Palisch - Penfield (07/19/09)
Clayton and Susie Palisch of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Lynn Palisch, to Joshua Ree Penfield. He is the son of Susie Miracle and the late Kenny Miracle of Cape Girardeau, and Norval Penfield of Jackson. Palisch is a 2003 graduate of Scott City High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in communication from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007. She is a business owner...
Bostic - 50 Years (07/19/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bostic of Cape Girardeau will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner July 26 at Mount Auburn Christian Church. Hosts will be their children. Bostic and Irene Koester were married July 18, 1959, in Maywood, Ill. The couple has five children, Duane Benes of Alabama, Debby Stokley of Kennett, Mo., Cindy Mendoza of Carlsbad, N.M., Chuck Bostic of Cape Girardeau, and Chris Mayberry of McClure, Ill...
Richter - 50 Years (07/19/09)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Edward and Pauline Richter of Altenburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 6, 2009. They were married June 6, 1959, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, by the Rev. Theodore Schroeder. The Richters have a daughter, Carol (Paul) Engelhart of Jackson, and three grandchildren, Tyler, Katelyn and Alexis Engelhart...
Fire report 7/19/09 (07/19/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday:...
Police report 7/19/09 (07/19/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrest; Thefts; Assaults; Burglary; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: DWI; Thefts; Assaults; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 7/19/09 (07/19/09)
25 years ago: July 19, 1984 At least two crewmen are missing after two towboats collide and one sinks in the morning fog on the Mississippi River just south of Cape Girardeau; because the Helen Tully sinks in the main channel about 100 yards above the Thebes, Ill., railroad bridge, the river will be closed until salvage operations are completed...
County space needs (07/19/09)
By Paul Koeper The old federal courthouse at 339 Broadway in Cape Girardeau has been under the microscope for the past year. As county commissioner, I have spent several hundred hours, with the help of others, gathering information to obtain a feasibility study and cost analysis for the commissioners to review for possible purchase by Cape Girardeau County...
Master Gardener (07/19/09)
Robert Harris is a doer. He's one of those fellows who sees a need and does something about it. A few years ago he saw the need for a community garden, so he helped start the Cape Girardeau Community Garden Project on South Fountain Street. Three years ago he took on the Red Star Baptist Church garden on North Main Street. In addition to providing produce, the gardens also provide an opportunity for youngsters to learn about gardening and make a contribution to the community...
Vote was assault on freedom (07/19/09)
Recently, I traveled to Washington, D.C., with seventh graders sponsored by the Jackson School District. At Arlington National Cemetery watching the changing of guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns, I made a point to tell these teenagers that America is a country that places its highest regard in protecting the resting place of a soldier, unknown in death but honored through service in keeping our country free...
Targeting Native Americans (07/19/09)
Is Missouri's U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill so out of touch with reality that she thinks she can target American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians because we have found some measure of success in government contracting? Alaska Natives do not have the ability to have casinos because of their remote locations. Government contracting is our way to work -- let me emphasize, work -- out of poverty...
Speak Out 7/19/09 (07/19/09)
Save Whitey; Stamp machine; Cracking down; Health care; American pie
Prayer 7/19/09 (07/19/09)
For your mercy, love and blessings, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
The Great Blue Heron (07/19/09)
Taken on the James River in Virginia.
Is It Over Yet? (07/19/09)
Tired of those "after wedding" photos!
Addison's first birthday (07/19/09)
Addison had so much fun with her cake as you can see!
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