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Stories from Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tour of Missouri cyclist tells locals to expect 'intense' finish to Cape Girardeau stage (08/11/09)
Professional cyclist Brad Huff warned fans to keep focused on the course during the closing meters of the Tour of Missouri's second stage in Cape Girardeau. "It's going to be intense," Huff said. "Tell the people not to blink because it will happen so fast, it will be over before they know it."...
McCaskill holds forum on health-care reform in Poplar Bluff (08/11/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The government is not going to take over the health-care system, and it will not tell the elderly what treatment they can receive, benefit illegal aliens or pay for abortions, Sen. Claire McCaskill said Monday.
Jackson man arrested on suspicion of burglaries after tailed by police dog (08/11/09)
Jackson Police arrested a man Sunday in connection with two weekend burglaries, thanks to assistance from a police canine who was able to lead them to some of the stolen items and eventually the suspect.
After robbery, man follows two teenage suspects until police arrive (08/11/09)
When a Cape Girardeau man said he witnessed two teenage girls running from the scene of a robbery Sunday night, he was savvy enough to call 911 and provide dispatchers with a detailed description, but he didn't stop there.
Cape project to eliminate need for use of Mississippi River water (08/11/09)
A Cape Girardeau city water project delayed when sinkholes started appearing along South Sprigg Street is back on track to eliminate the need for using Mississippi River water sometime next year.
Emerson Farm Tour wraps up final day with visit to area (08/11/09)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson ended the final day of her annual farm tour Monday with visits to an organic farm, a livestock auction barn, and a corn, cotton and soybean operation in the area.
Tour of Missouri organizers looking for volunteers, vendors (08/11/09)
With less than a month to go before the Tour of Missouri makes a stop in Cape Girardeau, local organizers are stepping up efforts to recruit volunteers and offering booth space to potential vendors and others with a message to share.
More than $865,000 in grants given to health organizations in region (08/11/09)
Six organizations meant to help with the mental health, physical rehabilitation and other needs of Southeast Missourians received grants from the Missouri Foundation for Health.
Rolla engineering students help small towns dream (08/11/09)
NEWBURG, Mo. -- Some small Ozarks towns near the Missouri University of Science & Technology are benefiting from the passion and expertise of budding engineers on campus. Students from Karl Burgher's project management classes are working with nearby towns on economic development and civic improvement projects...
Mo. boy leaves hospital after two years (08/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Three-year-old Kyle McCarty's release from the hospital six weeks ago was cause for celebration: He had spent more than two years of his life there. This weekend, his family was celebrating more quietly as Kyle moved from Ronald McDonald House in St. Louis to his home two hours away in Jefferson City, Mo. He's had many new experiences in the past six weeks, from seeing fireflies and fireworks to taking his first dip in a swimming pool and a spin on a carousel...
Mo. retirement system pays $160,000 in incentives (08/11/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's retirement system on Monday paid $159,537 of staff incentives that had been on hold because of public criticism about providing bonuses during financial losses. The Missouri State Employees' Retirement System said its personnel policy legally requires it to provide the incentives to its 57-person operational staff. The payments originally had been scheduled for June but were delayed because of concerns they would be portrayed poorly...
General Motors says Volt go get 230 miles per gallon in city (08/11/09)
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. says its Chevrolet Volt rechargeable electric car should get 230 miles per gallon of gasoline in city driving. The Volt is powered by an electric motor and a battery pack with a 40-mile range. After that, a small gasoline engine kicks in to generate electricity. It's due in showrooms in November of 2010...
Obama pitching health care plan to insured (08/11/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is switching his message on his overhaul of the nation's health care system, readying a fresh pitch designed for those who already have insurance. The White House is retooling its message amid polling that shows Americans -- especially those who already have coverage -- skeptical of the Democratic proposals to expand coverage to millions. ...
Traders lock in profits after rally (08/11/09)
NEW YORK -- Stocks fell modestly Monday in the absence of major corporate or economic developments. Investors were cautious ahead of a two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve that starts today, and they're waiting for retail earnings reports to give some clues about consumer spending for the rest of the year...
Program aims to start hundreds of businesses (08/11/09)
DETROIT -- The Kansas City, Mo.-based Kauffman Foundation has launched a $9.25 million initiative to find 800 Detroit-area people this year with the ideas, talent and drive to start businesses that could help the nation's struggling auto capital develop a new economic base...
Study: Women underrate bosses' opinions of them (08/11/09)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A new study shows female managers are more than three times as likely as their male counterparts to underrate their bosses' opinions of their job performance. The discrepancy increases with women older than 50, the study states...
EBay, GM start trial of online car sales (08/11/09)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Hundreds of General Motors' California dealers will let consumers haggle over the prices of new cars and trucks through the eBay online marketplace under a trial that begins today. About 225 of California's 250 GM dealers are set to take part in the program. ...
Two dozen stuck on roller coaster in Calif. (08/11/09)
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Rescue crews are using cherry pickers to remove two dozen people stranded between 40 and 80 feet off the ground on a roller coaster at a Northern California theme park. Authorities say the riders on Great America Theme Park's Invertigo Roller Coaster in Santa Clara, Calif. ...
NY police divers find man's body in plane wreckage (08/11/09)
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Hudson River divers on Monday found the wreckage of a small plane and one of two victims missing following a midair collision with a sightseeing helicopter that killed nine people. The wreckage of the single-engine Piper was found in about 60 feet of water in the middle of the river, indicating it had drifted from the spot where it crashed, closer to New Jersey's riverbank, said the New York Police Department's top spokesman, Paul Browne. ...
Riot at crowded California prison as budget cuts loom (08/11/09)
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Inmates at an overcrowded California prison tore doors from their hinges and broke off toilets and sinks in a four-hour riot that injured 175 people, and many fear the crowding that may have helped escalate the brawl will only get worse with $1.2 billion in budget cuts...
47 people spend 'surreal' 6 hours on grounded plane Friday (08/11/09)
MINNEAPOLIS -- By its sixth hour sitting on a deserted tarmac, Continental Express Flight 2816 had taken on the smell of diapers and an overwhelmed lone toilet. What should have been a 2 1/2-hour trip from Houston to Minneapolis had moved into its ninth hour, and the 47 passengers on board had burned through the free pretzels and drinks handed out early in their Friday night flight from Houston...
Hillary Clinton: I'm secretary of state, not Bill (08/11/09)
KINSHASA, Congo -- Hillary Clinton has a message for the world: It's not all about Bill. The secretary of state bristled Monday when -- as she heard it -- a Congolese university student asked what her husband thought about an international financial matter...
Obama braces for 'vigorous' town hall health talk today in New Hampshire (08/11/09)
GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- A day before facing a potentially boisterous town hall in Portsmouth, N.H., President Barack Obama praised the spirited debate over his health-care plans Monday and predicted "sensible and reasoned arguments" would ultimately prevail in Congress...
Iran purges Intelligence Ministry officials (08/11/09)
TEHRAN, Iran -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tightened his grip on Iran's powerful intelligence services, ousting four senior officials in a widening purge against authorities who challenged the harsh crackdowns after June's disputed elections, lawmakers and media said Monday...
Police: 400 unaccounted for in Taiwan mudslide (08/11/09)
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A mudslide touched off by a deadly typhoon buried a remote mountain village, leaving at least 400 people unaccounted for Monday, and military rescue helicopters unable to land because of the slippery ground dropped food to desperate survivors...
Restive youths in France burn cars in new suburban unrest (08/11/09)
BAGNOLET, France -- Restive youths in a Paris suburb were harassing police and torching cars and a bus in a second night of unrest prompted by the death of a teen fleeing police. An Associated Press Television News crew saw nearly a half-dozen torched cars and a burned-out tourist bus near a housing project. Youths in the project were setting street fires and hurling objects at police...
Pair of quakes shake Tokyo, Indian Ocean (08/11/09)
TOKYO -- A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 hit Tokyo and nearby areas early today, halting trains and forcing two nuclear reactors to be shut down for safety checks. The U.S. Geological Survey said another, unrelated quake with a 7.6 magnitude hit the Indian Ocean about 160 miles north of Port Blair in India's Andaman Islands. ...
It's play before work for Southeast's James (08/11/09)
Matt James feels fortunate. Unlike many college seniors, James is ready to step into a full-time job -- with GMR, a national marketing company -- as soon as he graduates in December. "I've been working with them since I was 18," James said. "I have it all lined up."...
Area digest 8/11/09 (08/11/09)
Pobst, Backfisch snare horseshoe title The team of Amy Pobst and Glen Backfisch took first place at the Southeast Missouri Horseshoe Association's tournament at the Scott City Knights of Columbus. The team of Joe Bean and Randy Senciboy finished second while the team of Melody Williams and Lester Powell was third...
Cards pad lead in NL Central (08/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Three St. Louis Cardinals starters have win totals in double figures. Kyle Lohse, a 15-game winner last season, finally looks ready to start chasing after them. Lohse won for the first time since injuring his forearm more than 2 1/2 months ago, working six effective innings in a 4-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night...
Cardinals' Wellemeyer may be headed to DL, Boggs called up (08/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Todd Wellemeyer's return to the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation might have to wait indefinitely after the right-hander complained of a sore elbow following a bullpen session. Manager Tony La Russa said Wellemeyer, 7-9 with a 5.67 ERA for the NL Central leaders, could be headed for the 15-day disabled list. Wellemeyer said his elbow bothered him while playing catch the day after a side session and the pitcher said a team doctor diagnosed inflammation and prescribed rest...
Rolen makes effort to end La Russa feud (08/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Scott Rolen tried to put an end to his feud with Tony La Russa, stopping by the Cardinals manager's office Monday in his first trip back to Busch Stadium since his trade almost two seasons ago. The Cincinnati Reds third baseman is out indefinitely with concussion-related symptoms after being beaned by the Rockies' Jason Marquis, and is unlikely to play during a three-game series against the NL Central leaders...
QB looks to senior season to cement Illini legacy (08/11/09)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- He meant it as a good-natured jab at a friend, but Illinois wide receiver Arrelious Benn's joke neatly summed up the situation facing his quarterback, Juice Williams, this fall. "I always get on Juice," said Benn, the junior wideout who leads what might be Illinois' best receiving corps since the early 1990s. "Man, he has no excuse. He's got everybody he needs here."...
Rams will not have Avery for season opener (08/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams will be without No. 1 wide receiver Donnie Avery for four to six weeks after the second-year player injured his foot during a scrimmage last week. Avery was hurt Friday and has a stress fracture in his left foot, the team said. The injury could mean he'll miss the first two regular-season games...
Judge OKs Michael Jackson film (08/11/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Audiences will get to see the King of Pop perform one more time later this year after a judge approved a major deal to produce a movie fashioned from footage of his final rehearsals. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff approved a deal Friday between Michael Jackson's estate, concert promoter AEG Live and Columbia Pictures. He announced the ruling Monday during a hearing where a separate merchandising deal is being considered...
Groups, lacation consultants provide support for breast-feeding mothers (08/11/09)
Although the number of women choosing to breast feed their children continues to rise, many who start with good intentions do not continue until their baby is at least a year old, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Studies have shown health benefits for children who are breast fed, including a reduced risk of childhood cancer, less tendency to develop obesity and diabetes, better dental health and less frequent occurrences of ear infections. ...
St. Louis, 7 other U.S. cities take part in swine flu vaccine test (08/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Hundreds of Americans in eight cities are lining up for experimental swine flu shots in a race to get a vaccine out in case the new flu virus regains strength this fall and winter. Sharon Frey, who is leading the government-funded testing at St. Louis University, said scientists have been working late nights and weekends to organize the studies and recruit volunteers...
Lillian Hester (08/11/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Lillian C. Hester, 93, of Dawsonville, Ga., formerly of Chaffee, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega, Ga. She was born Aug. 30, 1915, at Delta, daughter of Ross and Ellen Barker Hester...
Jimmy Jones (08/11/09)
Jimmy R. "JJ" Jones, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at his home. He was born Nov. 6, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, to C. Anderson and Freda Dillingham Jones. He and Leona M. Ressel were married Sept. 26, 1959, at Kelso, Mo. She died April 14, 2007...
Arthur Woods Sr. (08/11/09)
Arthur Paul Woods Sr., 76, of Jackson died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 16, 1933, in New Port, Ind., son of Arthur Pete and Mary Cecile Peer Woods. He first married Dorothy Marie Murry on Oct. 6, 1952. She died April 17, 1960. He and Rose Wagle were married Feb. 14, 1964. She survives...
Lynn Richards (08/11/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Lynn Edison Richards, 58, of Advance passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at John J. Pershing VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born May 5, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, son of Johnny E. and Roselee Null Richards. Lynn was a 1969 graduate of Bell City High School. He attended Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif., and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor of science degree in social work...
Ernest Crites (08/11/09)
PUXICO, Mo. -- Ernest B. Crites, 91, of Puxico passed away Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 16, 1918, at Zalma, Mo., son of Horace and Dova Cato Crites. Ernest and Hazel Cooper were married Jan. 20, 1940, at Zalma. She preceded him in death Dec. 24, 1998...
Joda Bess (08/11/09)
Joda Lee Bess, proud husband, father and grandfather, and longstanding businessman in Southeast Missouri, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at his home. With his family surrounding him, Joda went peacefully home to be with his heavenly father. Joda was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Blodgett, Mo. His parents, Mary and Joda William Bess, moved to Poplar Bluff, Mo., in the fall of 1927 to establish a fresh fruit and vegetable business, Bluff City Produce Co...
LaToya Robinson (08/11/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- LaToya Faye Robinson, 29, of Cairo died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, from an extended illness. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Wednesday at Christ Temple Church of God in Christ in Cairo...
Births 8/11/09 (08/11/09)
Worley; Wicker; Boxdorfer
Police report 8/11/09 (08/11/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Theft Burglary Assault Property damage...
Fire report 8/11/09 (08/11/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: ...
Out of the past 8/11/09 (08/11/09)
25 years ago: Aug. 11, 1984 A closed-door meeting yesterday between proponents and opponents of a Southeast Missouri State University campus site failed to resolve the controversy surrounding the Cape Girardeau multipurpose building; a spokesman for a citizens committee says his group still wants an election held this November on the building site...
Airline subsidies (08/11/09)
This week, the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport should find out which carrier gets a contract for passenger service to a metropolitan hub. Boardings with the current carrier, Great Lakes Airlines, have been low. At least two reasons have been suggested: Only two flights a day and a schedule that doesn't coordinate well with connecting flights out of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport...
Let them have the same plan (08/11/09)
Every person in the U.S. should demand that the president and Congress, plus any other government employees who are not included in Social Security and Medicare, vote no for the new national health-care plan now before Congress. If they aren't willing to accept this coverage, why should the rest of us want it? Their rejection of their own plan should be undeniable evidence that it isn't as good as they pretend. ...
Health plan would ruin us (08/11/09)
I am a concerned U.S. citizen. Our country was founded on "In God We Trust." Where have our morals gone? This health-care plan would ruin our country. First and foremost, abortion is wrong. We send people to prison for killing each other, yet people do not go to prison for killing the unborn children of this country. I have two children and find them to be my blessings...
Support for young artists (08/11/09)
On behalf of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and Southeast Missouri State University's Art Academy, I would like to thank the Southeast Missourian for its generous contribution of advertising and well-written front-page articles. Because of your support, this year's Art Academy was able to offer scholarships to our area's youths gifted in art yet unable to afford tuition. As one scholarship recipient expressed to me during the workshop: "This is the best part of my summer."...
Bad policies deserve to fail (08/11/09)
Dear elected officials: I do not come shouting "tyranny" nor bearing a swastika (as Speaker Nancy Pelosi would have you believe). I'm not threatening to sabotage or shout you down when you hold meetings in our communities (as Sen. Harry Reid would assert). ...
Speak Out 8/11/09 (08/11/09)
Maximizing profits; Hard water; Too old for care; Orientation concern; It's health care; Donate vehicles; Mastering the lingo; Just wait; The VA system; Research profit
Prayer 8/11/09 (08/11/09)
Point us, O God, to that which is noble and good in our lives. Amen.
Mom and Grandma (08/11/09)
Joan Kelley (Mom) and Nancy Williams (Grandma) at the wedding ceremony in Jamaica.
Wedding Day (08/11/09)
Dad (Carson Kelley) walking me down the "aisle" in Jamaica
South Carolina (08/11/09)
Out for seafood with Mom and Dad after helping us with the move to SC.
My husbands BIG CATCH! (08/11/09)
These are 2 10LB (give or take) catfish caught by my husband Jody on 8-10-09.
Nick & Ashley's Wedding (08/11/09)
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