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Stories from Monday, July 20, 2009

Rape reported Monday at Arena Park; victim won't press charges (07/20/09)
Cape Girardeau police are investigating a report of a rape early Monday at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. According to Cpl. Adam Glueck, spokesman for the police department, the victim, a 20-year-old woman, called police around 5 a.m. Monday after the incident occurred, but later said she did not want the incident pursued...
After a year, Independence Street work to be completed this week (07/20/09)
A little more than a year after it began, the road project to rebuild Independence Street will be finished this week, city engineer Kelly Green told the Cape Girardeau City Council on Monday night. The work, which included replacing the roadway and sidewalks from Pacific Street to Kingshighway, will not be entirely complete -- two side streets still need some intersection work -- but motorists will be able to travel the entire length without detours, she said...
Sikeston police looking for suspect in vehicular assault (07/20/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety continue their investigation into a vehicle assault that occurred Sunday night. Around 10:30 p.m., DPS received a call of a hit-and-run assault that occurred at the intersection of Luther and Washington streets. A subject and his female cousin were walking south on Luther when they were struck by a vehicle, which then left the scene, said Lt. Dennis Irwin...
Cape Girardeau Police issuing many tickets in Mount Auburn Road construction zone (07/20/09)
Drivers passing through the construction zone at Mount Auburn Road between Hopper Road and Independence Street need to slow down, Cape Girardeau police say. The construction in the area drops the speed limit down to 20 miles per hour from 35, and so far this month, 37 percent of the speeding tickets given out in the city have been issued to drivers in that zone, said Cpl. Adam Glueck, spokesman for the police department...
Jackson Board of Aldermen to consider fireworks ban tonight (07/20/09)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen will likely reconsider a fireworks ban during its meeting tonight. The ban was passed 4-2 on a motion at a meeting two weeks ago. The ban sparked heated debate, and enough aldermen may now oppose the ban that it will be overturned. The Southeast Missourian will attend the meeting, and the story will be posted on semissourian.com tonight...
Police: Eyewitness to February 2008 killing arrested at Sikeston residence (07/20/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Fugitive Lloyd Gilmore was arrested Sunday at his residence in Sikeston according to a news release from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety.
Storm-water projects stretch funding set aside by Cape Girardeau (07/20/09)
B.J. and Christa Miller live on Dorothy Street next to a small stream that runs through a pipe under the road. They have lived in the home with their 4-year-old daughter Annabeth and a cat named Pookie since 2004.
Cape Girardeau man ejected from motorcycle in serious condition (07/20/09)
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. - A Cape Girardeau man is in serious condition after he was ejected from his Harley Davidson motorcycle Sunday afternoon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Dennis R. Haertling, 64, was traveling in a southbound lane around 4:05 p.m. on Interstate 55 when traffic began slowing. His motorcycle failed to slow down and began to slide. The Harley then traveled into the center median, ejecting Haertling...
Single-car accident sends five to hospital (07/20/09)
A single car accident near Millersville sent five people to a Cape Girardeau hospital Sunday night. Dylan W. Neal, 17, of Cape Girardeau was driving his 1991 Honda on County Road 352 seven miles west of Millersville when he lost control, ran off the roadway and struck a ditch, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred around 7:38 p.m...
Southeast Missouri libraries to add computers using Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grants (07/20/09)
Libraries in Southeast Missouri will be adding a few more public-access computers thanks to recent grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Area farmer elected to position on National Corn Growers board (07/20/09)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Following six months of campaigning for a spot on the National Corn Growers Association Corn Board, Mike Geske said he's "elated and fearful" now that he's been elected. On Wednesday, the Matthews farmer and current president of the Missouri Corn Growers Association was one of five growers elected to the board during the NCGA's Corn Congress in Washington, D.C. The new members will step into their roles Oct. 1...
Gov. Jay Nixon meets with troops from Missouri during visit to Iraq (07/20/09)
Missourians stationed in Iraq are turning their thoughts more and more toward home and lives after deployment, Gov. Jay Nixon said Sunday while on a trip to the Middle East.
Cape Girardeau School Board to consider bond issue at meeting (07/20/09)
The Cape Girardeau School District is exploring options as it prepares to approach voters with a bond issue.
Discussion of old federal building planned for today at Cape Girardeau County Commission meeting (07/20/09)
Today's Cape Girardeau County Commission meeting will include discussion with various county officials about a possible purchase of the old federal building in Cape Girardeau.
Company forecasters less pessimistic (07/20/09)
WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. economy expected to emerge this year from the longest recession since World War II, business forecasters are feeling a bit less gloomy about the future. The latest outlook from a quarterly survey being released Monday by the National Association for Business Economics finds that companies are still looking at job cuts in the coming months, though they may be scaling back...
Butler car dealer offers free AK-47 with new truck (07/20/09)
BUTLER, Mo. -- Buy a truck and get a free AK-47 gun. That's the deal a Missouri truck dealer is offering new customers who buy a pick-up truck in August. Mark Muller, owner of Max Motors in Butler, says he knows people will be bothered by the promotion...
Analysis: fish and energy needs clash in Midwest (07/20/09)
EFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Thousands of electric customers in several central U.S. states could be on the hook for the cost of improved trout fishing in northern Arkansas. That's the assertion, at least, of a regional electric company and some utility regulators who are waging a behind-the-scenes battle with the federal government over the financial effect of a plan that would reduce the hydropower capacity of several dams...
Missouri Dairy Association asks Congress for help (07/20/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri Dairy Association has sent letters to the state's congressional delegation asking for emergency assistance. In the letter, the association and two other groups asked for an increase of a federal subsidy called the Milk Income Loss Contract...
Springfield utility shutoffs up 40 percent (07/20/09)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- City Utilities in Springfield has increased the number of utility shutoffs by 40 percent in the last year. But officials of the utility company say the changing policies also has reduced the number of overdue accounts, reducing costs for other customers...
Hog farm nuisance suit leads to $1.1 million settlement (07/20/09)
STOCKTON, Mo. -- A Cedar County couple has reached a $1.1 million settlement in a nuisance suit filed against the operators of a hog farm. Last week, Ed and Ruth McEowen learned of the settlement, which also prevents the hog farm from any future odor releases that might negatively affect them...
Missouri retirement system puts bonuses on hold (07/20/09)
ST. LOUIS -- State budget cuts have led the Missouri retirement system to put on hold $162,258 in staff bonuses. Fifty-seven staffers had been on track to receive the payments on June 29. Missouri State Employees Retirement System Executive Director Gary Findlay said in an e-mail to retirement system board members that his employees had earned bonuses under a complex incentive pay program. ...
Clarksville, Mo., attempting to be destination for foodies (07/20/09)
CLARKSVILLE, Mo. -- Along with French radishes, heirloom lettuces and Hungarian peppers, business is growing in this Mississippi River town. The gourmet vegetables are thriving on farms and in gardens around the area, nourishing an effort to turn Clarksville into a destination for foodies...
40 years later, moon still giant leap for mankind (07/20/09)
WASHINGTON -- The measure of what humanity can accomplish is a size 9 1/2 bootprint. It belongs to Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. It will stay on the moon for millions of years with nothing to wipe it away, serving as an almost eternal testament to a can-do mankind...
100-year-olds' club getting crowded as lives extend (07/20/09)
WASHINGTON -- It's starting to get crowded in the 100-year-olds' club. Once virtually nonexistent, the world's population of centenarians is projected to reach nearly 6 million by midcentury. That's pushing the median age toward 50 in many developed nations and challenging views of what it means to be old and middle-age...
CIT Group board OKs $3 billion rescue loan (07/20/09)
NEW YORK -- CIT Group Inc.'s board approved a deal with major bondholders to keep the company out of bankruptcy with a $3 billion rescue loan, according to published reports. The emergency loan gives the commercial lender some desperately needed breathing room to refinance maturing debt amid a major liquidity squeeze...
Official: Five plans revamp health care, none final (07/20/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's advisers are urging critics of their health care overhaul to wait for Congress to finish writing legislation before issuing verdicts. They also signaled they are willing to wait longer than their White House-imposed August deadline for action if it means they can sway wary lawmakers...
RNC chairman attacks Obama on health care (07/20/09)
WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Republican Party on Monday called President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul health care "socialism," accusing the president of conducting a risky experiment that will hurt the economy and force millions to drop their current coverage...
AOL tries to recapture that startup feeling (07/20/09)
NEW YORK -- It might seem an odd move for a company that relies on money from advertising. Yet AOL is reducing the number of ads it shows on its home page and some other Web sites it runs. The maneuver is one of the changes new CEO Tim Armstrong, 38, has brought to the long-struggling Internet company since he took over AOL in April. The former Google Inc. executive was hired to recharge AOL and lead its spinoff from Time Warner Inc., undoing a legendarily disastrous deal...
Halliburton second quarter earnings plummet, beat expectations (07/20/09)
HOUSTON -- Halliburton said today its second-quarter profit tumbled 48 percent as sluggish exploration and production activity, particularly in North America, crimped results. Its earnings beat Wall Street forecasts, though the company offered little hope for an uptick in drilling before year's end...
Orexigen obesity drug meets goals in three studies (07/20/09)
SAN DIEGO -- Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. said today that its obesity-drug candidate Contrave met its main goals in three late-stage clinical trials, and also surpassed a Food and Drug Administration requirement for effectiveness. Patients who took Contrave had significantly greater weight loss than those who took a placebo, and the drug also reduced other risk factors like waist circumference, the company said. For diabetes patients, the drug also reduced blood sugar levels...
Soldier held in Afghanistan is 23-year-old Idahoan (07/20/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon on Sunday confirmed that an American soldier who went missing from his base in Afghanistan has been captured and identified him as a private from Idaho serving with an Alaska-based infantry regiment. The Defense Department released the name of Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl, 23, of Ketchum, Idaho, one day after he was seen in a video posted online as saying he was "scared I won't be able to go home."...
11,000 Canadians flee forest fires (07/20/09)
KELOWNA, British Columbia -- About 11,000 residents of a subdivision threatened by a forest fire in southern British Columbia have been evacuated, officials said Sunday. Helicopters, air tankers and firefighters were attacking the 1.35-square-mile blaze raging behind the Glenrosa subdivision, some 170 miles east of Vancouver...
Southeast anglers finish in top 15 in Arkansas (07/20/09)
Southeast Missouri State's Bass Anglers finished 13th in the recent Under Armour College Bass National Championship on the Arkansas River near North Little Rock, Ark. Sixty teams participated in the event. Taylor Gorton of Cape Girardeau and Mike Rains of Ellis Grove, Ill., completed the two-day tournament with a weigh-in of 9.48 pounds, just behind the University of Missouri, which weighed in with 10.13 pounds...
Capahas rally in final inning to avoid sweep (07/20/09)
The Plaza Tire Capahas needed a last-inning rally to avoid a rare doubleheader sweep at home. Things didn't look good for the Capahas on Sunday as they trailed the visiting Springfield (Ill.) Pally's by a run entering the bottom of the seventh inning of the nightcap...
Summer baseball roundup 7/20/09 (07/20/09)
Cape Senior Legion one win from title The Cape Girardeau Post 63 Senior American Legion baseball team advanced to the championship round Sunday with a 12-7 victory against Dunklin County at Senath-Hornersville High School. Post 63 needs a victory today to win the District 14 tournament and advance to the zone tournament, which begins Thursday in Perryville...
Cards ride Pineiro's arm, bat (07/20/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Joel Pineiro had no intention to gloat about his newfound prowess at the plate. The Cardinals' starter gave himself all the run support he would need, hitting a two-run double with two outs in the fourth inning, and St. Louis beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Sunday...
Watson almost makes history (07/20/09)
TURNBERRY, Scotland He battled time almost to a standstill until time, as it always does, finally won. Tom Watson was not going to go easily, though, not when he had to know this magical moment was never going to come again. By the time he reached the 18th tee for the second time on this, the longest of days, Watson understood that. So did thousands of spectators heading for the exits at Turnberry, their day ruined just like his...
Watson's ageless magic disappears on 18th green (07/20/09)
TURNBERRY, Scotland -- One putt from 8 feet was all that separated Tom Watson from a moment no one imagined possible until he was close enough to make it happen with one final stroke. On the verge of becoming golf's oldest major champion, Watson finally showed his 59-year-old nerves...
Contador dons yellow jersey as Armstrong drifts back at Tour (07/20/09)
VERBIER, Switzerland -- The Tour de France star pedaled up out of his saddle in a mountain stage, dusted his rivals, and seized the yellow jersey that he knows all too well and covets so much. This time, it wasn't Lance Armstrong, but his teammate and one-time rival Alberto Contador, who won Sunday's 15th stage and made a case to be the Texan's successor at cycling's premier event...
Top Redhawk basketball recruit out with torn ACL (07/20/09)
Maybe the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball program is cursed these days when it comes to knee injuries. Scott Edgar had bad luck with several knee injuries to key players during his two-year tenure as the Redhawks' coach. Now it's first-year coach Dickey Nutt's turn to take a hit from the curse...
Talking Shop with Chris Edmonds, founder of Element 74 (07/20/09)
Element 74 is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Leading the way has been its founder, Chris Edmonds. A native of Cape Girardeau, Edmonds has lived in the area most of his life except for a two-year stint in Seattle. Edmonds graduated from Cape Girardeau Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University, where he majored in philosophy and German. Southeast Missourian business reporter Brian Blackwell recently caught up with Edmonds to learn more about how he started Element 74...
People on the move 7/20/09 (07/20/09)
Realty company hires agents, HR director Exit Realty-Thomas Meyer Associates in Cape Girardeau has hired four agents and a human resources and marketing director. Robert Muehring of Marble Hill, Mo., will serve the Cape Girardeau and Marble Hill area in all levels of real estate. ...
An update on Independence Center's progress (07/20/09)
Earlier in the year I wrote about efforts to change the face of Independence Center, 27 units at Plaza Way. Since the article was published in mid-April the parking lot has been repaved and several stores have opened or undergone renovations. Tailwinds RC Hobby Center opened last week at 1 S. Plaza Way. The hobby center sells radio-controlled helicopters, airplanes, boats and related supplies and parts...
Kathleen Gibbar (07/20/09)
Kathleen A. Gibbar, 72, of Jackson passed away Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born June 11, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of John and Jeanette Goza Kuehn Sr. She and Kenneth Gibbar Sr. were married March 26, 1954...
John Rider (07/20/09)
John Rider, 84, of Wappapello, Mo., died Saturday, July 18, 2009, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Thursday, Aug. 7, 1924, in Elvins, Mo., son of John W. and Mattie Jones Rider. He and Dorothy Middendorff were married March 22, 1945, and she preceded him in death Oct. 21, 1965. He married Barbara Bergstrom in March 1968. On Dec. 23, 1982, he married Dona Holt...
Geneva Rhodes (07/20/09)
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...
Ada Trapp (07/20/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ada Amelia Trapp, 79, died early Sunday morning July 19, 2009, at the Independence Care Center in Perryville. After a several-year journey with Parkinson's disease and dementia, her spirit was released to the Lord. May she live the everlasting life in heaven which has been prepared for her...
The Rev. John Summers (07/20/09)
The Rev. John D. Summers, 75, of Fayetteville, Ark., died Sunday, July 19, 2009, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was born April 19, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, son of Elbert Orren and Bessie Mae Davis Summers. He was a Southern Baptist minister for 47 years, also pastor and member of the Sulphur City Baptist Church for 24 years. He was a retired barber and also a retired employee of Tyson Foods. He served in the U.S. Army...
Paul Lukefahr (07/20/09)
HIGHLAND, Mo. -- Paul T. Lukefahr of Highland died Friday, July 17, 2009, at his home. He was 67. He was born July 16, 1942, in Highland, son of the late Clarence and Martha (Schrumpf) Lukefahr. He was married to Carole Layton on June 3, 1967 who survives in Highland...
Janet Jones (07/20/09)
Janet Jones, 48, of Cape Girardeau died at midnight Sunday, July 19, 2009, at Fountainbleau Lodge following a long battle with cancer. She was born March 11, 1961, in Alexander County, Ill., daughter of Fred H. and Pauline Robison Jones...
Gerald Tinsley (07/20/09)
TAMMS, Ill. — Gerald "Sonny" Tinsley, 66 of Tamms died Sunday, July 19, 2009, at 5:17 a.m. at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
Fire report 7/20/09 (07/20/09)
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 7/20/09 (07/20/09)
25 years ago: July 20, 1984 The Cape Girardeau City Council's decision to place the multipurpose building on the Southeast Missouri State University campus has prompted a tax protest from local restaurant and motel operators who don't want their gross receipts taxes paying off the city's $5 million bond issue for the project...
Training nurses (07/20/09)
Caring for Missourians is a $40 million statewide initiative using federal stimulus funds aimed at training more health-care professionals at Missouri's public colleges and universities. Southeast Missouri State University will receive nearly $1.2 million for its nursing programs...
Speak Out 7/20/09 (07/20/09)
Europe adventure; Takes a village; Pitching performance; Attention-getter; Somebody pays; Shopping message; Out of touch; House sales; Where's the money?; Catholic vote; Race funding
Prayer 7/20/09 (07/20/09)
For warm summer days, gentle rains and cool evenings, we give thanks, O God. Amen.
Tony Campolo to Speak at First Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau on Sunday morning, August 23rd (07/20/09)
Nationally celebrated speaker and author Dr. Tony Campolo will visit Cape Girardeau on Sunday, August 23rd, to speak in the morning worship service at First Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau, 1289 Lexington Avenue. The event will occur at 10:45 a.m. in the church sanctuary...
Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church, Cape, July 27-31 (07/20/09)
"Ways to Praise," a Creative Arts Vacation Bible School, will be held from 6-8:30 pm nightly, Mon-Fri, July 27-31, at First Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau, 1289 Lexington Avenue. Registrations beign accepted now for children, age 4 through (completed) 6th grade. Classes for the week include: guitar (lessons), percussion, handbells/recorder, dara, puppets, creative expression arts/crafts, and photography, along with Bible teaching, snacks and music...
Relay for Life Fundraiser at Marble Hill First A/G (07/20/09)
There will be a special Relay for Life fundraiser at First Assembly of God in Marble Hill on Sunday, July 26 at 6:00 PM. There will be a special program featuring Ventriloquism, Puppets, Gospel Illusions, and music followed by Ice Cream! All proceeds will go to Relay for Life. ...
Random Act of Kindness (07/20/09)
I was in Cape Saturday and made a trip to Wal Mart....When I returned to my car I found a note and a small package on my windshield. I am a Breast Cancer Survivor and I have one of the license plates..Inside the package was a note from a LaVerne ( no last name) who saw my plate and just wanted to let me know I was not alone. ...
Couple keeps block beauitful. (07/20/09)
LeRoy and Alberta Wilke of the 1500 block of North Main Street have been keeping the block beauitful for over 40 years. They still do all of their own yard work.
Grandpa's tomatoes (07/20/09)
This is my grandpa, Elmer,who is 88 years old. He picked 15 tomatoes at one time off his Big Boy tomato plant and got another 10 tomatoes the next time he picked.The plant is about 7 feet tall.
Jackson Freshmen Legion Baseball (07/20/09)
Jackson's Cody Heisserer attempts to tag O'Fallon runner on his way to third.
Jackson Freshmen Legion Baseball (07/20/09)
Trevor Jaco takes the mound Saturday in the state championship game against O'Fallon.
Jackson Freshmen Legion Baseball (07/20/09)
Ray Hecht safely slides home during state championship game on Saturday against O'Fallon.
Mama and 3 (07/20/09)
This is the same mama as last week but she has found another baby. I took the picture out of my kitchen window at 3:30 on July 19, 09 on Annwood street.
Cape kids enjoy Outdoor Skills Camp (07/20/09)
Missouri Department of Conservation volunteer Michael Fiehler is pictured here with children who attended the recent Outdoor Skills camp with the Cape Girardeau Salvation Army. Children pictured are Austin Greable, Frankie Poindexter and Jeremiah Johnson. The camp brought the children to the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center for lessons in archery, canoeing and other outdoor activities...
Fawn (07/20/09)
Photo taken near Millersville, MO of a young fawn deer.
deer in jackson 2 (07/20/09)
Deer crossing East Main Street in Jackson, MO
deer in jackson (07/20/09)
Deer running through a field on East Main Street in Jackson, Mo
Jackson Legion Baseball Freshmen Team 2009 (07/20/09)
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