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Stories from Thursday, July 30, 2009

Five arrested for trespassing on downtown Cape roofs (07/30/09)
Cape Girardeau police arrested five people on charges of trespassing on the roofs of downtown buildings, including two women who had to be helped down by firefighters with a ladder truck.
Marble Hill car dealer on quest for financial backing (07/30/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Crown Chevrolet, the General Motors dealership in Marble Hill, may be one of many small dealerships throughout the country to close its doors because of a withdrawal of financing from GMAC Financial Services. Joe Scott of St. ...
AC systems in Cape County Jail to be replaced (07/30/09)
After spending much of the last 10 years trying to fix problems with the heating and cooling system at the Cape Girardeau County Jail, the time has come to replace it, Sheriff John Jordan said. The county is advertising for bids to replace chillers in the air-conditioning system, create a way for fresh air to be brought into the jail from outside and put controllers on the system to save energy. ...
Jackson schools tout new website design (07/30/09)
Students, parents and employees in the Jackson School District who visit the district's website will find it has been redesigned and updated.
Semi swerves to miss deer, blocks exit ramp Tuesday night (07/30/09)
A semitrailer flipped over in Scott City shortly before midnight Tuesday night.
Police investigating break-ins of unlocked cars (07/30/09)
Jackson police are investigating a string of thefts of unlocked cars in the Indian Hills area. Lt. Rodney Barnes said that the police department began receiving calls Tuesday morning from victims who reported items such as electronics, cameras and firearms stolen from their vehicles. No sign of forced entry was reported in any of the incidents...
Kingshighway to be reduced to one lane today over Ramsey Creek (07/30/09)
Kingshighway will be reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. MoDOT crews will be performing bridge repairs over Ramsey Creek between Silver Springs Road and Interstate 55.
Drug task force awarded $237,276 grant through federal stimulus plan (07/30/09)
The SEMO Drug Task Force was awarded a $237,276 grant, the governor announced Tuesday, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, better known as the federal stimulus plan.
AmerenUE to use incentives to encourage energy-efficient buildings (07/30/09)
AmerenUE is offering cash incentives to designers and developers who build energy-efficient structures and to customers who make energy-saving modifications to their existing buildings.
Missouri man on trial in Myanmar said to be driven to do good (07/30/09)
BANGKOK -- He has been called a fool and a madman, an American innocent abroad who swam a lake to meet Myanmar's most famous dissident and barged into the midst of her 20-year struggle of wills with the country's military dictatorship. More than two months after John William Yettaw's late-night swim to the home of Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, he stands beside her on trial, facing up to five years' imprisonment if found guilty Friday...
Mosquitoes deliver malaria 'vaccine' through bites (07/30/09)
In an experiment in Europe, scientists used mosquitoes as flying needles to deliver a "vaccine" of live malaria parasites through their bites. The results surprised scientists: Everyone in the vaccine group acquired immunity to malaria; everyone in a non-vaccinated comparison group did not, and developed malaria when exposed to the parasites later...
Des Moines buses ordered to honk more to curb accidents (07/30/09)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Honk if you love pedestrians. In response to several instances in which pedestrians were struck by buses -- including one on Monday -- Des Moines this week began temporarily requiring bus drivers to honk every time they make a turn...
Lax hospitals may foster black-market kidney trade (07/30/09)
A look-the-other-way attitude at some U.S. hospitals may be fostering a black-market trade in kidneys, transplant experts say. Some hospitals do not inquire very deeply into the source of the organs they transplant because such operations can be highly lucrative, according to some insiders. A single operation can bring in tens of thousands of dollars for a hospital and its doctors...
Microsoft, Yahoo team up to ding Google with Bing (07/30/09)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft Corp. has finally roped Yahoo Inc. into an Internet search partnership, capping a convoluted pursuit that dragged on for years and setting the stage for them to make a joint assault against the dominance of Google Inc...
Car bombing in Spain leaves 60 people injured; none killed (07/30/09)
BURGOS, Spain -- The Basque separatist group's leader was nabbed in France as he slept late last year. His replacement lasted only a matter of weeks. Over the past couple of years, Spanish and French police have put most of ETA's leadership in jail, and with each arrest comes new claims the group has been decapitated...
Gates says some U.S. troops may be leaving Iraq early (07/30/09)
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT -- A combat brigade of 5,000 American troops may be brought home early from Iraq if an emerging trend of reduced violence holds, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday. Gates' acknowledgment that he is considering speeding the withdrawal of a full combat unit by the end of this year amounts to the first hint the Obama administration might rethink its decision to keep a large residual force in Iraq and pull them out slowly...
Area digest 7/30 (07/30/09)
Beattie, Jones enjoy one-shot lead Mary Ann Beattie and Tina Jones clung to a one-shot lead in the championship flight after Wednesday's opening round of the Rebecca's Run golf tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club. Beattie and Jones combined to shoot a 65 in the two-lady scramble. Today's final round will use a 4-ball format...
Area calendar 7/30 (07/30/09)
Baseball Basketball Golf Miscellaneous Soccer Swimming Tennis Triathlon Submit items by mail, fax or e-mail to be included in the calendar....
Pujols delivers winner in 15th (07/30/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols lined an RBI single over the head of center fielder Matt Kemp with two outs in the 15th inning, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers and saddling the NL West leaders with their first four-game losing streak of the season...
Cocktail talk (07/30/09)
July 30, 2009 Dear Patty, I think of cocktail parties as a 1950s phenomenon, the kind of gathering you'd expect the Rat Pack to drop in on, where men wore sharkskin suits and women were girdled and bouffanted. By the time I was old enough to drink. people at parties in Southeast Missouri and even in California mostly just drank beer and some smoked weed. Polite cocktail repartee had been replaced by stoned mooniness. In either case, I didn't qualify as a party animal...
Art and nature (07/30/09)
Art can pop up in the most unlikely places. It's not relegated to galleries or museums. SE Live has written about art in school cafeterias, stairwells and yards. Here's another: the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. It was news to me. The Nature Center welcomes visitors into its educational and stimulating depths through a tall, bright hallway. ...
Dance company pH eXchange finding its footing in Cape Girardeau (07/30/09)
Philip Edgecombe and Hilary Peterson want to teach students more about dancing professionally. The couple wants to give dancers in the community an outlet to still perform. And they want to grow and educate the dance audience in Cape Girardeau. Their trifold solution: pH eXchange, the area's first professional dance company...
Gretchen Wilson to start record label (07/30/09)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gretchen Wilson plans to start her own record label, and she'd like to call it, naturally, Redneck Records. Wilson, who became a country sensation with her 2004 down-home anthem "Redneck Woman," said Wednesday that if things go well she'll release a new single in September and a new album in November...
Bryce Dallas Howard joins cast of third 'Twilight' film (07/30/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Bryce Dallas Howard is sinking her teeth into a role in the "Twilight" series. Howard has been cast as the vampire Victoria in "Eclipse," the third film in the franchise. She's taking over for Rachelle Lefevre, who played the part in the first two movies, the 2008 hit "Twilight" and the upcoming "New Moon." Summit Entertainment said Lefevre isn't returning because of scheduling conflicts...
ARTifacts 7/30/09 (07/30/09)
Art and entertainment opportunities.
American Wind Symphony to perform final show in Cape Girardeau (07/30/09)
After more than 52 years of musical performances on America's rivers, the American Wind Symphony Orchestra will dock its traveling vessel, Point Counterpoint II, Aug. 16 to 19 in Cape Girardeau for its last concert. The 2009 tour began June 24 in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. So far, the symphony has made eight stops, including multiple visits in Michigan and Ontario, on the way to Cape Girardeau...
good bets 7/30/09 (07/30/09)
The week's entertainment options
Cody Wyant (07/30/09)
Cody Wyant JONESBORO, Ill. -- Cody Wyant, 11, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna, Ill. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Larry Buckles officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery...
Thresa Halter (07/30/09)
Thresa Halter CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Thresa I. Halter, 87, of Chaffee died Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at her home. She was born July 1, 1922, in Scott County, Mo., daughter of Leo and Josephine Hoefler Tucker. She and Andy L. Halter were married May 17, 1941. He preceded her in death Jan. 22, 2005...
Dorothy Thompson (07/30/09)
Dorothy Thompson PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dorothy M. Thompson, 93, of Perryville died Monday, July 27, 2009, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation in Perryville. She was born Dec. 20, 1915, in Longtown, Mo., daughter of Charles and Clara Thieret Springer. She and Martin R. "Pete" Thompson were married March 25, 1933. He preceded her in death June 17, 1986...
Carrol Sifford (07/30/09)
Carrol Sifford ESSEX, Mo. -- Carrol Sifford, 69, of rural Essex departed this life Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at his home. He was born Aug. 23, 1939, near Essex, son of Elsie Frailey Sifford and the late Edward Luther Sifford. He and Connie Odom were married Dec. 8, 1967, near Essex...
Dr. Donald Myers (07/30/09)
Dr. Donald Myers Dr. Donald Dean Myers, 69, of Rolla, Mo., passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009. Don was born Oct. 15, 1939, in Oak Ridge, to Paul and Hester Frissell Myers. He earned bachelor and master degrees in mechanical engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 1961 and 1964. He also held a master's degree in business administration and a law degree from St. Louis University...
Births 7/30/09 (07/30/09)
Davis; Veazey; Boctor; Beller
Fire report 7/30/09 (07/30/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Police report 7/30/09 (07/30/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Assaults; Thefts; Burglary; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Arrest; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 7/30/09 (07/30/09)
25 years ago: July 30, 1984 Phillips, Dudley and Associates, a Cape Girardeau firm, is selected by the Cape Girardeau County Court to handle all architectural studies and work related to expanding county office space in Jackson; the court is considering two options: constructing a new building on the old jail site adjacent to the courthouse, or purchasing a building adjacent to the courthouse and expanding it...
To bond or not to bond - that is the question (07/30/09)
I am neither blindly opposed nor blindly supportive of state bonding. I do have questions I raise for meaningful discussion and analysis in the spirit of due diligence to ensure fiscal accountability and oversight. These include: According to Senate Appropriations, as the bond market stands today, Missouri could issue TEBs by a vote of the people at an interest rate of 4 percent. ...
Coming home (07/30/09)
Jackson Homecomers and the Leopold picnic have come and gone for this year, but it's never too late to thank all the hard-working individuals who plan and organize these annual events. Aside from rain on the first day of the event last week, Jackson Homecomers was blessed with cooler weather than normal for July in Southeast Missouri. ...
Speak Out 7/30/09 (07/30/09)
Word flap; Save old courthouse; Address city needs; Chill, Republicans; Brookside Park; Good start; Among the haves; Free speech; Destroying values
Prayer 7/30/09 (07/30/09)
For those who are hungry, afraid or in danger, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
"Best Family Festival in Scott County" (07/30/09)
Morley's Annual Fall Festival is set for Oct 2nd & 3rd. This year's theme is "Remembering Yesterday for a Better Tomorrow". The Morley Community Betterment has organized the Family Festival for the 37 years it has been going on. This Family Festival runs Friday night and all day Saturday. Friday night they open the park grounds at 5pm with food, crafts, & games. At 5:30pm the Shoebox Band (Gospel) will be in concert followed by the 1st night of pageants...
Father/Daughter Mother/Son Dance (07/30/09)
Come join us for memorable Father/Daughter & Mother-Son Dance. This dance will be combined (by popular demand) and will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Gym on August 8th, 2009. This first-time-ever event will be held to honor fathers with their daughters and mothers with their sons. ...
NEW AUTHOR TITLE = DREAMS DO EXIST (07/30/09)
AN EX MINOR AND MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYER OF 16 YEARS IS GIVING $5.00 PER BOOK SALE BACK TO THE CHILDREN. IT TOOK HIM 10 YEARS TO GET TO THE BIG LEAGUES,AND HE PLAYED FOR 16 YRS. ALSO WORKED WITH TROUBLED YOUTH FOR MANY YEARS. HE LOST HIS FATHER WHEN HE WAS 10, AND HIS MOM PASSED AT THE TENDER YOUNG AGE OF 55. ...
A complaint against state treatment of disabled prisoners (07/30/09)
For untold years the Missouri department of corrections has grossly discriminated against the disabled inmate population. they have no treatment programs that are designed for or allow for the vast inmate population who suffer from disabilities of some type or another...
Awards and Accomplishments (07/30/09)
Ashley Goggin graduated with honors from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee in May 2009. Her undergraduate study was Health Science. She has been accepted to the doctoral program at Missouri State in Springfield, Missouri to become a physical therapist. Ashley is the daughter of Jim and Belinda Goggin of Cape Girardeau. Congratulations Ashley...
Guard to participate in Job Corps Day in the Park Saturday (07/30/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The Job Corps of Cape Girardeau and the Missouri National Guard are teaming up to sponsor a fun-filled day in the park this weekend that will culminate in a kick-ball tournament -- all intended to raise awareness about the vocational training program that helps young would-be workers plan their professional careers...
OLD NAVY HOSTS FOOD DRIVE FOR SEMO FOOD BANK (07/30/09)
Old Navy will be conducting a food drive to benefit Southeast Missouri Food Bank in conjunction with its four-day promotional "Give & Get" campaign this weekend. People are encouraged to drop off at least one of the following items (canned vegetables, fruit, soup or meat, boxed meals, hot & cold cereal, peanut butter, soap, deodorant, shampoo, or toilet paper) during store hours Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2 at the West Park Mall Old Navy location in Cape Girardeau. ...
Picnic at Burfordville Mill (07/30/09)
This is my 19 month old son Dillard on a picnic at the Burfordville Mill.
Southeast Missouri Homebuilders Association donates to the Safe House for Women (07/30/09)
Thank you to the Southeast Missouri Homebuilders Association for donating $5,500 from their annual golf tournament to the Safe House for Women.
Sara's little tomato (07/30/09)
This could be the smallest tomato in the land. This is from my Tospy Turvy Tomato Planter. Photo take by Scott Anderson
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