[SeMissourian.com] Fair ~ 58°F  
River stage: 23.14 ft. Rising
Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

Stories from Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Drug Awareness Day taking place at Arena Park this Saturday (07/29/09)
Arena Park will be the site of a Drug Awareness Day this Saturday. The event, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include hands-on activities for children, demonstrations, educational display, and music and testimonials about saying no to drugs...
Neal E. Boyd to sign CDs at Barnes and Noble Sunday (07/29/09)
Tenor Neal E. Boyd will sign copies of his new CD, "My American Dream", from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Cape Girardeau Barnes and Noble at West Park Mall. Boyd is a Sikeston, Mo., native who made international headlines last year when he won the top prize on the NBC talent competition "America's Got Talent" with a mix of opera songs and contemporary hits sang in classical style. ...
Missouri-Kentucky ferry gets upgrades from federal funds (07/29/09)
DORENA, Mo. -- Stimulus and USDA funding will enable the Dorena-Hickman Ferry to better serve the area -- including commercial interests. The ferry operation, which links Missouri at Dorena and Hickman, Ky., across the Mississippi River, was recently approved for $957,500 in federal grant funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...
Benton woman injured after ejection from vehicle (07/29/09)
SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. - A Benton woman was ejected from her vehicle Tuesday afternoon, leaving her with moderate injuries. The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on County Road 401 three miles east of Benton, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Melissa G. Croney, 35, was traveling northbound on the roadway when her 1993 Dodge Dakota PK ran off the west side of the roadway. Croney then over corrected, causing the doors to open from the vehicle, ejecting her from the Dakota...
Cape veterans home receives funding for backup generator (07/29/09)
The Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau will receive funding for an emergency backup generator, Gov. Jay Nixon announced Tuesday. Scheduled to be complete by April 2010, the $800,000 project consists of an emergency generator that will provide full power to the veterans home, fire hydrants, exterior lighting and a fire lane. Work on the project should begin in the next few weeks. Zoellner Construction of Perryville, Mo., is the project contractor...
Volunteer shortage affecting Habitat project (07/29/09)
On March 25, a good part of east Cape Girardeau was abuzz with activity as workers divided a four-bedroom home into two sections and transported it from a parking lot on Broadway to a destination at 1640 N. Main St. The house, built by Southeast Missouri State University students and other volunteers, was constructed under the direction of the Cape Area Habitat for Humanity program during a two-week period in March. ...
Carter County man's shooting death ruled accidental (07/29/09)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- A Carter County man died Monday afternoon at a local hospital from a gunshot wound he suffered while cleaning a deer rifle.
Dunklin County man loses leg in grain bin accident (07/29/09)
MALDEN, Mo. -- A Dunklin County man is being treated at a St. Louis hospital after losing a leg in an auger while working inside a Malden grain bin.
Cape Girardeau-Jackson area ranks high in economic survey (07/29/09)
A new survey ranks the economy of the Cape Girardeau-Jackson area 145th among U.S. metropolitan areas.
July may be Cape's coldest on record if temperature trend goes on (07/29/09)
Cape Girardeau is on track to having the coldest July on record if cooler weather prevails for the last few days of the month. The trend is expected to continue throughout the rest of the summer, said Robin Smith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky...
Last semoEvents workshop set for today in Benton (07/29/09)
Another informational session about the Southeast Missourian's semoEvents calendar system is slated for 6 to 7 p.m. today at the Riverside Regional Library in Benton, Mo. In these hourlong sessions, Southeast Missourian online products manager Matt Sanders gives a basic overview of how to submit events on the semoEvents calendar system -- from small events like yard sales to larger events like concerts -- and how to include detailed information about businesses and other areas where events take place.. ...
Taking time out to fish the Diversion Channel (07/29/09)
KIT DOYLE ~ kdoyle@semissourian.com Chuck Moore and his 13-year-old daughter, Libby, fish Tuesday afternoon in the Diversion Channel beneath southbound Interstate 55 south of Cape Girardeau. The two from Benton, Mo., had good luck with new bobbers and went through their crickets in less than an hour....
MoDOT to begin striping roads in Bollinger County today (07/29/09)
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will restripe state roads in Bollinger County over the next several weeks, according to a news release from the agency.
Section of Route ZZ to be closed today (07/29/09)
A section of Route ZZ near Glenallen, Mo., will be closed today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a drainage pipe beneath the road. The section of road between county roads 806 and 830 will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Church now accepting applications for computer lab (07/29/09)
Abbey Road Christian Church in Cape Girardeau is now accepting applications for the fall session of its computer lab. The free classes at Abbey Road Computer Lab begin Aug. 24. Classes cover topics including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and using e-mail. Registration is limited. For more information on the free classes, call 335-3422.
Missouri wind energy capacity soars (07/29/09)
TARKIO, Mo. -- A national survey of wind energy says Missouri added the third-highest amount of wind farm capacity in the nation during the second quarter of the year. The American Wind Energy Association said Tuesday that the completion of the Farmers City wind farm near Tarkio in northwest Missouri added 146 megawatts of wind energy capacity. That brings the state's total capacity to 306 megawatts...
United to lay off bag handlers at Lambert Airport (07/29/09)
ST. LOUIS -- United Airlines plans to outsource its baggage handling at Lambert Airport in St. Louis. More than 50 workers are expected to be laid off in September, as United converts its larger jet service to smaller, regional aircraft flown by United Express...
Former governor Blagojevich's book not out but already on sale (07/29/09)
CHICAGO -- Ousted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich's new book doesn't come out until September, but it's already on sale. Online retailer Amazon.com is allowing orders for his book, "The Governor," for 34 percent off list price. The hardcover is selling for $16.47...
Ill. boy finds mammoth bone while fishing in river (07/29/09)
GREENUP, Ill. -- Josh Brandenburg almost tossed the old bone he found while fishing in the Embarras River back into the muddy water. Probably from a cow, he thought. But the 12-year-old from Greenup in central Illinois decided to keep it. He and the Illinois State Museum are glad he did...
Casino owners plan to replace boat (07/29/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Managers of the President Casino in St. Louis have told state regulators they want to replace the aging riverboat. The Missouri Gaming Commission held a special meeting Tuesday on the future of the President, which sits on the Admiral riverboat near downtown St. Louis. But after meeting for nearly six hours, regulators decided not to take any action...
Missouri ranks 33rd in child well-being (07/29/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri ranks 33rd nationally in a state-by-state report on the well-being of America's children. This year's Kids Count Data Book, released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, shows Missouri improved on four of 10 indicators of child well-being since 2000...
U of I trustee resigns over admissions investigation (07/29/09)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Illinois trustee Lawrence Eppley offered his resignation Tuesday amid a growing scandal over the role of political influence in student admissions at the state's flagship system. Eppley sent Gov. Pat Quinn a letter, obtained by The Associated Press, that says he will step down in 90 days or as soon as a successor is appointed. He called on fellow trustees to do the same, and one said he hadn't ruled it out...
Obama takes health care pitch to people - again (07/29/09)
WASHINGTON -- His health care vision and political clout on the line, President Barack Obama is using virtually every tool available in a publicity campaign to pressure Congress for swift legislative approval and to rally a public wary of the ongoing Washington tussle over his top domestic priority...
Microsoft, Yahoo agree on long-sought search deal (07/29/09)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft Corp. has finally roped Yahoo Inc. into an Internet search partnership, capping a convoluted cat-and-mouse game that dragged on for years. The 10-year deal announced Wednesday gives Microsoft access to the Internet's second-largest search engine audience, adding a potentially potent weapon to the software maker's Internet arsenal as it girds for an all-out assault against online search and advertising leader Google Inc...
Stock market ends flat on mixed economic data, earnings (07/29/09)
NEW YORK -- An economic reality check is cooling the stock market's rally. Stocks ended little changed Tuesday as a key barometer of consumer confidence and a handful of disappointing earnings reports reminded investors that an economic recovery this year is far from assured. The Dow slipped 12 points, while the Nasdaq composite index posted a small gain...
Frugal parents toss disposable training pants (07/29/09)
The recession is making life a little messier for some toddlers and their parents. Disposable training pants, long viewed as a staple in potty training children, are becoming dispensable as some parents choose value over convenience in the recession...
White House issues veto threats over spending bill (07/29/09)
WASHINGTON -- The White House threatened Tuesday to veto a $636 billion spending bill for the Pentagon, citing funding for F-22 fighters and a replacement presidential helicopter. President Obama wants to terminate both programs. The measure is slated to come to the House floor today. The White House also objected to plans by lawmakers to continue to fund an alternative engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, but didn't seem to explicitly threaten a veto over the $560 million provision...
Judiciary Committee approves Sotomayor for Supreme Court (07/29/09)
WASHINGTON -- Pushing toward a Supreme Court confirmation vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic justice. The panel's 13-6 vote for Sotomayor masked political divisions within GOP ranks about confirming President Obama's first high court nominee. ...
Financial issues mark Postal Service as troubled agency (07/29/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Government Accountability Office on Tuesday added the Postal Service to its list of high-risk federal agencies in need of change. The post office has been struggling with a decline in mail volume as people switch to the Internet for personal contact and bill paying. The agency is facing a nearly $7 billion potential loss this fiscal year despite a 2-cent increase in the price of stamps in May and cuts in staff...
Victims' lawyer: 'Candid' Madoff explained fraud (07/29/09)
NEW YORK -- A lawyer for victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme said the financier told him exactly how the fraud took place during a 4 1/2-hour prison interview in North Carolina. San Francisco lawyer Joseph Cotchett said he plans to use what he learned Tuesday to add defendants to a lawsuit to be filed in Manhattan this week on behalf of investors harmed by the fraud. He said he won't reveal before then the facts he learned in the interview...
States targeting prisons for cuts (07/29/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Tony Ferranto worries as he walks his patrol at maximum-security Menard Correctional Center in Illinois. Only 150 officers stand watch over more than 3,500 inmates, about 700 more than capacity. Each guard covers eight inmates when they are corralled into the cafeteria, twice as many as a few years ago. The governor says more cuts may loom...
Suspected shooter of abortion doc pleads not guilty (07/29/09)
WICHITA, Kan. -- A pro-life activist pleaded not guilty Tuesday to opening fire on late-term abortion provider George Tiller. Scott Roeder, 51, is accused of threatening two ushers who tried to stop him during the May 31 shooting in the foyer of Tiller's church...
Pregnant women likely to be swine flu shot priority (07/29/09)
ATLANTA -- Swine flu has been hitting pregnant women unusually hard, so they are likely to be among the first group advised to get a new swine flu shot this fall. Pregnant women account for 6 percent of U.S. swine flu deaths since the pandemic began in April, even though they make up just 1 percent of the U.S. population...
South Africa launches new AIDS research (07/29/09)
JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa launched a new HIV/AIDS research initiative Tuesday aimed at stimulating scientific studies into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The Department of Science and Technology has pledged 45 million rand, about $5.8 million, to fund nine research proposals. ...
Tourists in Italy miss island due to GPS unit typo (07/29/09)
ROME (AP) -- Officials say a Swedish couple looking for the pristine waters of the popular island of Capri ended up some 400 miles away in the northern industrial town of Carpi after misspelling the destination on their car's GPS unit. ...
Bangladesh's capital sees heaviest rain in 53 years (07/29/09)
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- The heaviest rain in 53 years battered Bangladesh's capital Tuesday, leaving at least six people dead and stranding thousands in their swamped homes. The national weather office said 13 inches of rain fell in 12 hours in Dhaka, an overcrowded city of about 10 million people -- the most in a single day since 1956...
U.S. Coast Guard helps rescue 113 after Haitian boat capsizes (07/29/09)
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos -- The U.S. Coast Guard used boats, airplanes and a helicopter to search the warm, shallow waters off the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday for some 70 Haitians believed missing after their overloaded sailboat capsized. Rescuers pulled 113 survivors from reefs, and at least 15 people were killed...
Analysis: All types of UV radiation act as carcinogens (07/29/09)
LONDON -- International cancer experts have moved tanning beds and other sources of ultraviolet radiation into the top cancer risk category. For years, scientists have described tanning beds and ultraviolet radiation as "probable carcinogens." A new analysis of about 20 studies concludes the risk of skin cancer increases by 75 percent when people start using tanning beds before age 30. ...
Iraqi police: Gunmen kill 8, steal $6.9 million in robbery (07/29/09)
BAGHDAD -- Gunmen killed eight security guards and made off with nearly $7 million during a bank robbery Tuesday in central Baghdad, the second such assault in a week. While overall violence is down in Iraq, ordinary crime has emerged as an increasing threat...
Capahas' Bolen moves 1,000 games over .500 (07/29/09)
Jess Bolen moved to 1,000 games over .500 during his 43-year Plaza Tire Capahas managerial career with Tuesday's 14-3 victory against Fairview Heights, Ill. Bolen moved his record to 1,358-358. The team signed the game ball and presented it to Bolen after the win...
Area digest 7/29/09 (07/29/09)
Thrower, Smith qualify for national meet Tucker Thrower, a recent Jackson High School graduate, qualified for the Amateur National Motocross Championships in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Hunter Smith of Cape Girardeau also qualified to compete at the event, which runs Saturday to Aug. 8...
Contador, Armstrong trade barbs after Tour (07/29/09)
MADRID -- Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong are sniping again after a fragile truce during the Tour de France. Contador, who secured his second Tour win Sunday in Paris, said he had no admiration for the American as a person and tensions between the two had a negative effect on the Astana team. Armstrong, the seven-time champion who finished third in his first Tour since 2005, responded that Contador should "drop this drivel."...
Cards bump Wellemeyer (07/29/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals are sending struggling Todd Wellemeyer to the bullpen. It did not come as a surprise to the right-hander, who is 7-9 with a 5.79 ERA. "I'll be in the bullpen for who knows how long and try to make the best of it," Wellemeyer said. "We had to switch it up and see how it goes...
Wainwright silences Dodgers in 10-0 win (07/29/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright worked eight scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals roughed up Chad Billingsley in a six-run sixth inning of a 10-0 victory Tuesday night that saddled the Los Angeles Dodgers with their first three-game losing streak of the season...
Halladay still a Jay as team deadline arrives (07/29/09)
SEATTLE -- The self-imposed deadline the Toronto Blue Jays set for any deal involving ace Roy Halladay arrived Tuesday, with the familiar No. 32 still in the Blue Jays clubhouse preparing for his next start today against the Seattle Mariners. "You can believe he's here," Toronto manager Cito Gaston said...
Pinkel to lean on linebacker's leadership (07/29/09)
IRVING, Texas -- Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon didn't waste any time helping coach Gary Pinkel adjust to life without Chase Daniel and Jeremy Maclin. The Tigers were moments removed from an Alamo Bowl win over Northwestern last year when questions about the NFL draft came up. While Maclin eventually decided to leave early for the pros, Weatherspoon immediately declared he was returning for his senior season...
Writing on the wall: Children's books may provide interesting touch to wall decor (07/29/09)
"Look, Spot! Look and see ..." For many grown-ups, Indiana schoolteacher Zerna Sharp's wholesome world of Dick, Jane, Spot and the rest was a comforting hallmark of childhood reading. And for a new generation of parents who didn't grow up with the books, it's the fun, retro vibe of the illustrations that makes them perfectly hip wall decor...
Julia Child's legacy goes beyond tools and techniques (07/29/09)
CONCORD, N.H. -- From the timesaving tools and French techniques she loved to a famously dropped dinner, Julia Child left a lasting impression on a generation of cooks. In the forthcoming biographical movie, "Julie & Julia," Meryl Streep channels America's first celebrity chef. ...
Julia Child's essential wisdom (07/29/09)
"Julia's Kitchen Wisdom," originally released nearly a decade ago as a companion to a two-hour PBS special of the same name, has been rereleased to capitalize on Hollywood's impending "Julie & Julia," the story of a woman who cooks her way through Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I." Some copies even have a sticker advertising the film...
Recipe Swap: Recipes that make meals just peachy (07/29/09)
We are still in peach season, and if you have not been cooking with peaches, now is your chance. I have found recipes for you to use peaches in ways you might not have thought of. Because peaches are so naturally sweet, they make delicious sauces and beverages. ...
Michael Jackson's 1988 memoir being reprinted (07/29/09)
NEW YORK -- The morning after Michael Jackson died, literary agent Joy Harris began getting the e-mails: When, publishers wanted to know, would Jackson's memoir "Moonwalk" be returned to print? "It did seem abrupt to me," Harris said. "But when I thought about it, it didn't surprise me, in the way that everything is so immediate these days."...
Floyd Tucker (07/29/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Floyd Edward Tucker, 54, of Calvin Johnson Care Center in Belleville, Ill., died Sunday, July 26, 2009, at his home. He was formerly of Cairo. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Friday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill...
Dolores Miller (07/29/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Dolores Faye Miller, 82, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Marble Hill United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery...
Van Harris (07/29/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Van Leslie Harris, 65, of Benton died Monday, July 27, 2009, at his home. There is no visitation. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Forest Hills Cemetery in Morley, Mo. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Franklin Schlosser (07/29/09)
Franklin Joseph Schlosser, 68, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Scott City, died Monday, July 27, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Nov. 7, 1940, in Scott City, to Theon John and Ella Irene LeDure Schlosser Sr. He and Mary Kay Dohogne were married Oct. 22, 1962...
Meta Cozby (07/29/09)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Meta Karen Cozby, 88, of Jonesboro passed from her Earthly life Monday, July 27, 2009, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill., in the presence of loving family. She was born Aug. 26, 1920, in York, N.B., to the Rev. Clark S. Powell and May Meyer. On July 18, 1942, she married Harold David "Bing" Cozby. He preceded her in death Oct. 8, 1996...
Clifton Miller (07/29/09)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Clifton Eugene "Butch" Miller, 58, of Olive Branch died Monday, July 27, 2009, in Charleston, Mo. He was born Feb. 16, 1951, in Cairo, Ill., to Clifton and Lela Mae Cohen Miller. He married Ruthie Anderson July 2, 1971. Clifton was a member of Crusaders of Christ Church in Mounds, Ill. He worked in transportation as a truck driver...
Births 7/29/09 (07/29/09)
Bishop; Carman; Moore; Peters; Kramer; Winkler; Salzmann; Brackett; Cochran; Branson; Dannenmueller
Police report 7/29/09 (07/29/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summonses; Thefts; Burglary; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: DWI; Summons; Thefts; Miscellaneous
Fire report 7/29/09 (07/29/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: 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:...
Out of the past 7/29/09 (07/29/09)
25 years ago: July 29, 1984 The Rev. Paul C. Bruns, an evangelistic missionary to the Bokyi people of Nigeria since 1965, preaches in the morning at Trinity Lutheran Church; Bruns and his family are one of two missionary families supported by the members of Trinity...
Issues of race still with us (07/29/09)
For a nation that prays for a colorblind society, we've got a long way to go. All too many issues today remain tainted by race. And for those who remember the promise of the 1960s, the issue of race remains as evident today as it has been in the past...
Union challenges (07/29/09)
Union membership has dropped considerably in recent years. Now there are renewed efforts to form unions for workers who traditionally were never a big target, such as home health-care workers in Missouri. And organizers are pushing hard in Congress for new rules that give unions a tremendous advantage and virtually shut management out of the process...
Speak Out 7/29/09 (07/29/09)
Voting advice; City mandate; Bumper sticker; Great Scout camp; Costly increase; Costs add up; Dead and buried; Political balderdash; Honest burglar
Prayer 7/29/09 (07/29/09)
For all your gifts we take for granted, O God, we give thanks to you. Amen.
Lady Rams are Osage Champs!! (07/29/09)
The Scott City Lady Rams have won the Osage Summer League volleyball tournament for the 2nd year in a row!! Congrats Rams!!
Science Day Camp (07/29/09)
Montgomery Bank hosted Science Guy, Jason Lindsey, at their branch on Wednesday, July 29th for a Science Day Camp.
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (07/29/09)
Ipod is an 8 month old neutered cat. He is very playful. Ipod is available for adoption at The Humane Society of SEMO 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
Albino Deer and Raccoon Share a Snack (07/29/09)
This is a recent photo of the white deer seen around Hopper Road. The picture was taken with my brother's wildlife camera at night. The deer's eyes reflect the flash causing them to look white. Note that he is now a little over 1 year old and has 4 points...
No beer for me, thanks! (07/29/09)
For her eleven month birthday, Layla Marie went with Mommy and Papa to the Cardinals game. She was a trooper, and here she is enjoying her own frosty beverage at the ball park. Go Cards!
Layla's first Cards game (07/29/09)
For her eleven month birthday, Layla Marie went with Mommy and Papa to the Cardinals game! Here she is dressed up, ready to cheer the Redbirds to victory!
Father Nature cloud (07/29/09)
This cloud was looking down on the last night of Homecomer's in Jackson. He brought some light rain with him!
Reflections (07/29/09)
Reflections of a beautiful cloudy summer sky in a lily pond!!
Front cover

Browse full calendar