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Stories from Monday, August 17, 2009

Three arrested for allegedly breaking into ATM machines (08/17/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Three Lilbourn, Mo., residents were arrested Thursday on burglary and stealing charges for allegedly breaking into automated teller machines at three local banks, the Standard Democrat newspaper reported. According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Ashley Smith, 25; Robert Smith, 31; and Johnny Smith, 32, all of Lilbourn were arrested following an investigation into the burglary and property damage of the automated teller machine located on the west side of the parking lot at Alliance Bank, 820 North Main St. ...
Benton man in serious condition after Saturday crash (08/17/09)
SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. - A Benton man is in serious condition after being ejected from the vehicle he was riding in Saturday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Thomas B. Hooper, 22, of Benton was driving his 2003 Mitsubishi on Route N around 6:20 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle. The Mitsubishi then ran off the roadway, overturned several times and ejected Hooper and Rhandy D. Myers, 21, of Benton...
Cape Girardeau police issuing fewer tickets each year (08/17/09)
The number of municipal tickets written by Cape Girardeau officers has dropped steadily over the past four years, and police personnel point to fewer officers on the street as a possible reason for the decline.
Activist against drunken driving brings personal story to battle (08/17/09)
For the past 23 years, every time David D. Hull has faced a judge on charges of driving while intoxicated, Mildred Held has been sitting in the courtroom.
Traveling orchestra busy on its final stop (08/17/09)
Members of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra arrived in Cape Girardeau on Sunday afternoon and prepared for a busy three-day schedule of performances that will bring down the figurative curtain on the 52-year-old troupe.
Mo. farms counting on late fall, soybeans (08/17/09)
QULIN, Mo. -- The hopes of reclaiming this summer's crops are, for many area farmers, rooted in soybeans and a late fall.
Friends, foes, remember Hearnes at passing (08/17/09)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Former Gov. Warren Hearnes was remembered as a champion of education and mental health causes, a consummate politician who sought to clean up some of the worst partisan practices in Jefferson City and a professional public servant who put politics aside when the need arose...
St. Louis-area school district plans to serve locally grown lunch sides (08/17/09)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis-area school district plans to replace some lunch side items with locally grown food this year. The buzzword at Maplewood Richmond Heights is "locavore," someone who eats locally grown or purchased food. The district's lunch rooms will still offer burgers and pizza, but many of the side dishes will now be made from produce grown by local farmers...
Obama backs away from public health insurance plan (08/17/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is willing to embrace insurance cooperatives over a government-run plan as the White House faces mounting opposition to its broad overhaul of the nation's health care system. Bowing to Republican pressure and offering political cover to fiscally conservative Democrats, Obama's administration signaled on Sunday that it is ready to abandon the idea of giving Americans the option of government-run insurance. ...
White House may drop public option (08/17/09)
WASHINGTON -- Bowing to Republicans and some members of the public, President Obama's administration signaled Sunday it is ready to abandon the idea of giving Americans the option of government-run insurance as part of a new health-care system...
Tropical Storm threatens Fla. (08/17/09)
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. -- Claudette was close to coming ashore along the Florida Panhandle late Sunday, with the first tropical storm expected to strike the U.S. mainland this year already dumping heavy rain in some areas. Claudette had winds of at least 50 mph, but was not expected to cause significant flooding or wind damage. Tropical Storm Bill, still in the open Atlantic, was expected to turn into a hurricane today as it moves over warm waters...
Iran opposition trial grows (08/17/09)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran expanded a mass trial of opposition supporters Sunday with the addition of 25 defendants in defiance of international condemnation. The defendants are among more than 100 people charged with plotting a "soft revolution" against the Islamic theocracy during the postelection protests. The trial is part of an attempt to put an end to the protests by those who say Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's June 12 re-election was the result of fraud...
Redhawks squeak past UMSL (08/17/09)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team concluded exhibition play Sunday with a 1-0 victory against the University of Missouri-St. Louis at Houck Stadium. Southeast junior Ashley Runion scored the game's lone goal on a breakaway in the 14th minute after taking a pass from Hayley Abbott...
Cape Girardeau Cal Ripkin All-Stars fall at world series (08/17/09)
The Cape Girardeau 12-and-under Cal Ripken All-Stars fell to 0-2 on Sunday at the Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen, Md. Cape gave up four runs in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth as it lost to Brick TWP, N.J. 6-2. Chase Urhahn, Chase Hagerty, Matthew Westrich and James Harding accounted for Cape's four hits in the game...
Cards sweep Padres on walk-off HR (08/17/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Heath Bell's first appearance in St. Louis since taking the All-Star game loss last month was a lot more excruciating. Colby Rasmus' two-run homer capped a three-run ninth inning off a Padres closer who's nearly perfect outside St. Louis, giving the Cardinals a 7-5 victory and a three-game sweep Sunday...
Tiger is finally tracked down (08/17/09)
CHASKA, Minn. -- In a year of spoilers at the majors, Y.E. Yang was the biggest of all. He toppled the mighty Tiger Woods. Yang became the first Asian-born player to win a major Sunday with a stunning performance in the PGA Championship, memorable as much for his clutch shots as the player he beat...
Bolt shatters 100-meter record with 9.58 at world championships (08/17/09)
BERLIN -- Usain Bolt crossed the finish line, saw his record-setting time on the clock and spread his arms as if he were soaring like a bird. About all this guy can't do is fly. And by saving his celebration until after the finish line this time, he showed how fast a man really can go on two feet...
Southeast's NCAA sanctions could have been a lot worse (08/17/09)
I'd say the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball program -- and the athletic department as a whole -- came out smelling pretty good from the NCAA sanctions announced Thursday. The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions doled out several penalties against Southeast, primarily as a result of major and secondary violations committed in the men's basketball program between 2006 and 2008 when Scott Edgar was coach...
Talking Shop with Jennifer Hendrickson of Hendrickson Business Advisors (08/17/09)
Hendrickson Business Advisors is a Southeast Missouri business success story. Started in 2007 by Jennifer Hendrickson, the business has grown from her home to an office at 1729 William St. in Cape Girardeau.
Motorcycle shop parade going for world record (08/17/09)
Cape Girardeau could see someone set a Guinness World Record on Sept. 26. Grass Roots BMW, 28 S. Spanish St., will attempt the feat when more than 130 BMW motorcyles are expected to participate in a two-mile parade through the city. If that happens it would surpass the record of 128 that was set at the village of Einsiedeln, Switzerland, on June 12, 2004...
People on the move 8/17/09 (08/17/09)
Beard earns progressive care nurse certification Kim Beard, a clinical instructor at the Education Center at Saint Francis Medical Center, has passed the progressive care certified nurses exam granted by the American Association of Critical-care Nurses Certification Corp. ...
Anna Cassel (08/17/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Anna E. "Granny" Cassel, 96, of Anna passed away at 8:10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at the City Care Center in Anna. She was born Nov. 20, 1912, in Steele, Mo., the daughter of William A. and Martha E. Burchett Headrick. She married John C. Cassel on Oct. 10, 1940, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death July 12, 2007...
Coby Kinnison (08/17/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Coby Don Kinnison, 20, of Perryville died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, in Perry County. He was born July 27, 1989, in Perryville, the son of Jason and Angie (Mitchell) Kinnison of Perryville. Coby was on active duty in the U.S. Navy...
Eugene Stoverink (08/17/09)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Eugene Stoverink, 61, of Leopold died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Nov. 3, 1947, in Leopold, son of Lawrence H. and Magdalen Hinkebein Stoverink. He and Linda Nenninger were married Oct. 28, 1972, at the St. John's Catholic Church in Leopold...
Cecil Shrum (08/17/09)
Cecil C. Shrum, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 16, 1920, in Drum, Mo., to Simon Jessie and Stella Frances Tinnin Shrum. He and Mattie LaNora Hunter were married March 28, 1948, at Steele, Mo...
Rose Blattel (08/17/09)
Rose Marie Blattel, 73, of Scott City died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Myers (08/17/09)
Raymond E. Myers, 83, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Hannibal, Mo., died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at the Missouri Veterans Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dean Jaggers officiating. Military honors will follow the service...
Fire report 8/17/09 (08/17/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Police report 8/17/09 (08/17/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summonses; Assaults; Burglaries; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Theft
Out of the past 8/17/09 (08/17/09)
25 years ago: Aug. 17, 1984 Two years after Cape Girardeau County voters decisively defeated a proposal to lift the Sunday sale ban, a group of Cape Girardeau business men is seeking to put the issue back on the ballot. Final plans are being made to move post office facilities at Jackson from the current location on Main Street to a new building, located diagonally across Main from the present site; as part of those plans, a mural in the old building will be removed, restored, and placed in the new structure.. ...
Recycling clunkers (08/17/09)
The main goal of the Cash for Clunkers program was to stimulate new-car sales and, perhaps, lift the U.S. auto industry out of its months-long slump. Another goal was to get gas-guzzlers off the road by giving owners a federal subsidy to trade in older, less fuel-efficient models on newer vehicles with higher mpg ratings...
Speak Out 8/17/09 (08/17/09)
Killing the bees; Making a visit; Late for church; Grass in streets; School supplies; Crack crackdown; Turn of the light; Taking the cheese; Paying for care; Street repairs; Offensive cartoon; Same plan, please; Firearms refresher; Holding detainees
Prayer 8/17/09 (08/17/09)
For all the good deeds others have done for us, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
Pet of the Week (08/17/09)
Jake 14 years old Favorite activity: Taking a walk with his best pal Joyce Proffer.
A walk in the park (08/17/09)
Late evening at Capaha Park along Broadway in Cape Girardeau
Pepper's (08/17/09)
These pepper's were grew in my garden. My husband & I use them for homemade salsa.
Lonesome Valley (08/17/09)
It won't be long until we see views like this again.
Sammy (08/17/09)
My little man, Sammy.
Gorgeous Roses (08/17/09)
Always take time to stop and smell the roses!! Awwww!! Thanks Jeanne for sharing them with me!!
Kangaroo (08/17/09)
This summer sure has hopped by just like this kangaroo did!!
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