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Stories from Monday, August 10, 2009

Road work on U.S. 61 in Jackson, Route K in Bollinger County this week (08/10/09)
U.S. 61 in Jackson will be reduced to one lane this week while a contractor resurfaces the road, according to a MoDOT news release. Work will take place at night -- 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. -- starting Wednesday and continuing through Saturday, from Route D to the Highway 34/72 interchange...
Two wounded in Friday Bootheel shooting (08/10/09)
HOLLAND, Mo. -- The Pemiscot County prosecuting attorney is reviewing an incident which resulted in gunshot injuries of two individuals early Friday. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, deputies were called to a residence on Route F, just west of Holland around 2:30 a.m. ...
Marble Hill teen injured in Sunday evening crash (08/10/09)
BOLLINGER COUNTY, Mo. - A Marble Hill man was injured Sunday evening in a one-car accident on County Road 304. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the accident occurred around 5:25 p.m. when a 1999 Volkswagen driven by Margaret R. Bucholtz, 64, of Marble Hill ran off the roadway. ...
Relatives of Benton murder victim raise money to help pay for DNA testing (08/10/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Members of the Benton community showed their support Saturday for a fundraising effort to help the Scott County Sheriff's Department afford costly DNA testing in the unsolved 1992 murder of Angela Mischelle Lawless.
Group of Chinese scientists visits Cape Girardeau to study Mississippi River Basin (08/10/09)
Chinese call the nearly 4,000-mile Yangtze River the "golden waterway" or "river of mother," and Americans have dubbed the Mississippi River "Old Man River," but the roles the two large waterways play in the economy and development of their respective nations are similar.
Speakers at Emerson picnic in Cape concerned about cap-and-trade bill (08/10/09)
Speakers at U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's annual picnic Saturday voiced concern about the cap-and-trade carbon emissions bill before Congress.
Public transportation still important 75 years after trolleys shut down (08/10/09)
Seventy-five years ago today, the trolley system owned by Missouri Utilities Co. made its final run through Cape Girardeau.
Officials on lookout for emerald ash borers in Mo. forests (08/10/09)
More than 800 of the traps are being used in Wayne County this summer to track the spread of the emerald ash borer, an Asian beetle estimated to have killed 50 million ash trees in 10 states.
Feds allege funeral scheme could cost $600M (08/10/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The former president of a funeral contract company is facing fraud charges for a scheme that prosecutors say could cost more than $600 million.
Missouri fee office plan still debated (08/10/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Arguing continues to surround the selection of agents to run Missouri's motor vehicle offices despite efforts by lawmakers and Gov. Jay Nixon to reshape the process and remove the politics. Missouri governors from both parties have used the driver's license offices as rewards for allies and campaign donors. Fees for processing driver's license renewals and motor vehicle registrations can bring in a lot of money in high-traffic areas...
About 250 inmates injured in prison riot (08/10/09)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California state prison near Los Angeles remains on lockdown after a riot sent 55 prisoners to hospitals. California Institution for Men spokesman Lt. Mark Hargrove said 80 officers responded to the riot Saturday night, which involved some 1,300 inmates. The uprising lasted for about four hours. More than 250 inmates suffered injuries ranging from stab wounds and slashes to head trauma. No prison staff members were injured...
Felicia weakens to tropical storm near Hawaii (08/10/09)
Tropical storm Felicia approaches Hawaii HONOLULU -- Hawaii braced for Tropical Storm Felicia on Sunday, taking no chances even though the storm weakened rapidly as it slipped toward the islands. Felicia was downgraded to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph with higher gusts. It's expected to weaken even more before hitting Hawaii late today, when it is expected be either a tropical storm or depression...
Ebay, GM set to start car-selling trial Tuesday (08/10/09)
SAN FRANCISCO -- General Motors and eBay Inc. are expected to announce Monday that hundreds of the auto maker's California dealers will let consumers haggle over the prices of new cars and trucks through the online marketplace, as part of a previously disclosed trial...
Dish Network 2nd quarter profit falls on climbing costs (08/10/09)
NEW YORK -- Dish Network Corp. said Monday that its second-quarter profit slid 81 percent on TiVo Inc. litigation costs and rising expenses, but the nation's second-largest satellite TV provider managed to add subscribers and maintain revenue. The Englewood, Colo.-based company earned $63.4 million, or 14 cents per share, for the period ended June 30. That's down from $335.9 million, or 73 cents per share, last year...
Consumer protections get lost in health-care debate (08/10/09)
WASHINGTON -- It's one issue in the health-care debate that nearly everyone, even the insurance lobby, seems to agree on: Better consumer protections are needed to end the problem of not being able to get covered for a treatable illness. Yet such practical considerations are being overlooked in a debate that's become an argument about the government's reach and role in medical matters...
Crash over Hudson River raises questions about airspace safety (08/10/09)
NEW YORK -- Flying a small plane above the Hudson River can feel like ducking into a crowded, urban canyon with towering skyscrapers on each side and more than a dozen helicopters and planes all buzzing lower than the nearby Empire State Building...
1M people evacuated as typhoon hits China (08/10/09)
BEIJING -- A typhoon hit China's eastern coast Sunday, toppling houses, flooding villages and forcing nearly a million people to flee to safety. Officials rode bicycles to distribute food to residents trapped by rising waters. Typhoon Morakot struck after triggering the worst flooding in Taiwan in 50 years, leaving dozens missing and feared dead and toppling a six-story hotel. It earlier lashed the Philippines, killing at least 21 people...
Southeast's Harris takes the handoff at RB (08/10/09)
Henry Harris didn't get a huge number of carries last year, but he displayed plenty of play-making ability when the football was in his hands. Now Southeast Missouri State's junior tailback hopes to take his game to the next level as the main man in the Redhawks' backfield...
Schumaker sparks Cardinals to sweep of Pirates (08/10/09)
PITTSBURGH -- Tony La Russa said he did. Matt Capps and Albert Pujols said he didn't. Even if the pitch that hit Pujols didn't get away from Capps, the first-place St. Louis Cardinals took yet another game from the last-place Pittsburgh Pirates...
Woods wins his 70th PGA Tour tournament (08/10/09)
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- The battle was everything Tiger Woods expected. The finish was nothing anyone imagined, except for Woods hoisting another World Golf Championship trophy at Firestone. Woods was in trouble in the trees on the famous par-5 16th hole, one shot behind Padraig Harrington, trying to figure out how he could squeeze out a victory Sunday in the Bridgestone Invitational...
Song wins U.S. Women's Amateur (08/10/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Jennifer Song became the second woman to win two U.S. Golf Association championships in the same year, beating Jennifer Johnson 3 and 1 on Sunday in the U.S. Women's Amateur final at Old Warson. The 19-year-old Song, coming off her freshman year at Southern California, won the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links winner in June and was the low amateur last month in the U.S. Women's Open. Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., she lives in South Korea...
Rams' Laurinaitis practices with first-team defense (08/10/09)
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- James Laurinaitis is downplaying his increased time with the St. Louis Rams' first-team defense. The rookie middle linebacker out of Ohio State played with the starters during Sunday's morning workout, but he and coach Steve Spagnuolo say the added work with the first team is a reflection of his increased comfort with the system and not a move up the depth chart...
Senior Babe Ruth Regional was quite a tournament (08/10/09)
I haven't covered much Senior Babe Ruth baseball in recent years, but I thoroughly enjoyed the parts of five days I spent at the recent Midwest Plains Regional in Charleston, Mo. The tournament wasn't packed with big stars -- it's doubtful many, if any, of the players will go on to the Division I level -- but what it lacked in individual talent it more than made up for with hard-nosed, determined play...
Talking Shop with Rich Payne, director of Career & Technology Center (08/10/09)
This week marks the beginning of school for students in Cape Girardeau. Among the Business Today reporter Robyn Gautschy recently sat down with Rich Payne, director of the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. The interview originally appeared in the July edition of Business Today, which can be ordered by calling 388-2781...
People on the move 8/10/09 (08/10/09)
Urology Associates hires Perryville, Mo., native Galati Dr. Vincenzo Galati has joined the staff of Cape Girardeau Urology Associates, 3 Doctors Park. A native of Perryville, Mo., Galati holds degrees from Southeast Missouri State University and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo. He trained in general surgery and urology, completing his chief residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in June...
Banners, flowers to decorate Uptown Jackson streetscape (08/10/09)
Less than a month remains until crews begin construction on the Uptown Jackson streetscape project engineer Tom Strickland thinks is the first step of revitalizing the area. The improvements on a section of High Street between Main and Adams streets will include historic reproduction lighting, sidewalk pavers, benches, bike racks and trash receptacles. ...
Lillian Hester (08/10/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. — Lillian C. Hester, 93, formerly of Chaffee, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at the Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega, Ga. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Jimmy Jones (08/10/09)
Jimmy R. Jones, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joyce Woodney (08/10/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. — Joyce E. Woodney, 83, of New York City, formerly of Sikeston, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at her home in New York City. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Barket Funeral Home of Mounds, Ill.
Dorothy Gloth (08/10/09)
Dorothy Gloth, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 14, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of William T. and Beulah (Deevers) Foeste. She and George William Gloth were married Nov. 22, 1958. He died Feb. 9, 1993...
Danny Prather (08/10/09)
Danny D. "Jitter" Prather, 69, of Thebes, Ill., died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 7, 1939 in Gale, Ill., to Ernest I. and Eliza Jackson Prather. Mr. Prather has worked as a bridge painter in Illinois...
Fire report 8/10/09 (08/10/09)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: * Emergency medical service on Kimbel Lane. * Emergency medical service on Sioux Avenue. * Motor vehicle accident on Interstate 55.
Police report 8/10/09 (08/10/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summonses; Assault; Theft; Property damage; Jackson: Arrests; Theft; Burglary
Out of the past 8/10/09 (08/10/09)
25 years ago: Aug. 10, 1984 Workers are trying to raise a stolen vehicle which slipped into the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau yesterday morning; Missouri Dry Dock Co. of Cape Girardeau attempts to raise the vehicle with a treble grappling hook and crane from a barge, but is unsuccessful after two hours of trying; the hook does grab the frame of a 1929 to 1934 model Chevrolet just outside the Themis Street floodgate...
Making wine (08/10/09)
The story of wine production in Missouri is fascinating and has deep historical roots. Wave after wave of European settlers brought their skills at producing wine to the state. Before Prohibition was enacted in the early part of the 20th century, Missouri was one of the top wine-producing states. Some say it was No. 1...
Health-care plan is a sham (08/10/09)
I recently had surgery to remove my thyroid, a goiter and nodules. I had a terrific doctor, an otolaryngologist, to perform the operation. I was referred to him by an endocrinologist. I had tremendous care thanks to a health-care system that is private, not government-run...
Speak Out 8/10/09 (08/10/09)
Elks golfers; Single-payer; Big difference; Clunker surprise; Not the greatest; Cap and trade
Prayer 8/10/09 (08/10/09)
Give us, O God, the desire and tools to build something better in our lives. Amen.
Revisiting the Vindicator (08/10/09)
The Vindicator Revisited Everyone remembers certain features about their hometown. Having been raised in Bloomfield, Missouri, one of my fondest memories is of the huge sign that welcomed people as they entered city limits on the north side: Bloomfield--Once an Indian camp, now a good place to live and work. ...
Volunteers Needed for Cape Girardeau Leg of the Tour of Missouri! (08/10/09)
As part of one of the pargest bike races in the courty, 120+ of the world's finest bike riders are coming to Cape Girardeau on September 8. We need your help! Approximately 350 volunteers will be needed to assist in the event. Everything from assisting local, regional and national meda reps to being course marshals out on the course, many volunteer openings are currently available...
Cape Youth Tackle Football Announces Sign-Up Dates for Fall 2009 Season (08/10/09)
CYTF is celebrating its 29th year in Cape Girardeau this fall! Registration for CYTF in Cape Girardeau will be held this week at the Osage Centre along North Kingshighway. The dates and times are: Wednesday, Aug 12: 6-8pm Saturday, Aug 15: 9am-noon...
Jackson National Guard armory undergoing $900,000 renovation (08/10/09)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The Missouri National Guard armory in Jackson is in the midst of a $900,000 renovation that will not only provide Citizen-Soldiers with the 1137th Military Police Company with newly remodeled offices, a larger kitchen and a workplace that is free of asbestos...
Financial Peace University Course coming to New McKendree (08/10/09)
Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, is being offered again by New McKendree Church in Jackson beginning September 13, 2009. This life-changing program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability. ...
17th Annual Cape BBQ Fest adds Craft Brew Competition (08/10/09)
The Cape Girardeau Jaycees are hosting the 17th Annual BBQ Fest at Arena Park on August 21st and 22nd. Nearly 40 teams will be competing in the KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society) sanctioned event for top awards in techniques and taste. Exciting additions to the BBQ Fest will be a Craft Homebrew competition for beer, live music performed by Doug E. Rees and Friends, a silent auction, and plenty of vendors to satisfy your thirst and tastebuds...
St Paul Lutheran School 8th grade class trip to Wash DC (08/10/09)
The graduating 8th grade class of 2009 from St Paul Lutheran School recently took their class trip to Washington, DC from May 13th thru 16th. They went to the Capitol and met Rep JoAnn Emerson where she took questions from the class. The class was able to see many things in Washington including Mt Vernon, Ford Theater, Union Station, all the Memorials in Washington, Arlington Cemetery, the White House, The Smithsonian and toured the Pentagon and the Capitol building. ...
Nick & Ashley's Wedding (08/10/09)
A sweet moment captured on our wedding day...
Mama Dee & her fawn (08/10/09)
These 2 deer were among a large herd seen out feeding today! What a gorgeous sight to see!!!
Little Hummer (08/10/09)
This little female hummer was taking a break and also protecting her feeder!
Yellow finches (08/10/09)
These 2 little yellow finches seemed to be enjoying the beautiful summer day.
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