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Stories from Friday, August 21, 2009

Themis Street to close between Silver Springs Road, Pind Wood Lane started Monday (08/21/09)
Themis Street will be closed to through traffic from Silver Springs Road to Pind Wood Lane starting at 7 a.m. Monday. Traffic will be detoured via Whitener Street, according to a news release from the city of Cape Girardeau. Drainage pipes beneath the street will be replaced in an effort to alleviate storm-water issues. The Themis and Whitener Drainage Improvements Project is one of several projects approved by voters as part of a sales tax in April 2008...
Advertisement for bids to start soon for Fountain Street extension project (08/21/09)
A lengthy approval process is finally over for the Fountain Street extension project. Within two weeks, Cape Girardeau will advertise for contractors to construct the brick-paved, divided boulevard from William Street to Morgan Oak Street, city engineer Kelly Green said. The contract will allow for 180 work days, which will mean a summer ribbon-cutting if weather doesn't intervene, she said...
Emerson, many in Van Buren opposed to changes to Current, Jacks Fork river rules (08/21/09)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- Rep. Jo Ann Emerson told community members Wednesday no changes should be made in management of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, the Daily American Republic newspaper reported. The ONSR is in the process of constructing a new General Management Plan that will be used to guide the park for the next 15 to 20 years...
Former Joplin hospital CEO becomes head of Southeast Missouri Hospital (08/21/09)
Independent hospitals have more flexibility to respond to both the community and a changing national health-care scene, the new president and CEO of Southeast Missouri Hospital said Thursday.
Sikeston School District tries out mini salad bar in elementary school (08/21/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Students at Lee Hunter Elementary were the first Wednesday to sample the new mini salad bars that will be at all of the district's elementary schools by the school year's end.
SEMO students spend the day moving in (08/21/09)
Molly Bell, Kortney Hunn and their parents shuffled around dressers and desks in room 325B trying to find the right fit. "We've changed it like eight times already," said Bell, a freshman at Southeast Missouri State University. Bell, 18, moved to campus Thursday from St. Louis. Her roommate, Hunn, 18, also moved from St. Louis to her new home in New Hall...
Man accused of biting off earlobe in assault (08/21/09)
A man arraigned in Associate Circuit Court today on charges of felony assault and burglary is accused of biting off a love rival's left ear lobe, said Cpl. Adam Glueck, spokesman for the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Christopher A. Beal, 23, of 909 Hackberry St. ...
Cape Girardeau County Commission approves board reappointments (08/21/09)
During its Thursday meeting the Cape Girardeau County Commission approved reappointments to two boards and accepted final paperwork on a bridge project. Dick Decker was reappointed to the senior citizens board, and Mike Kahle was reappointed to the county law enforcement restitution fund board. ...
Bell City man suspected of burning own home to collect insurance (08/21/09)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Bell City man is behind bars today following an investigation into a fire at his home, the Daily Statesman newspaper reported. William "Billy" Arnold, 39, turned himself into the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department Tuesday on an outstanding warrant for the Class C felony of second-degree arson and the Class B felony of stealing by deceit (insurance policy proceeds)...
Cairo under boil-water order (08/21/09)
Residents of Cairo, Ill., are being asked to boil their water after the Illinois American Water Co., which serves the city of 3,500, reported a drop in pressure overnight. Pressure dropped about 2:30 a.m. today while the company was filling a tank that had recently undergone maintenance, said Cindy Mosby, operations coordinator at the Cairo District Office...
Jackson OKs historic district committee; sprinkler funding needed (08/21/09)
Uptown Jackson merchants and city businessmen voted to move ahead with the establishment of a historic district committee and solicit more donations for an automatic sprinkler system on an uptown streetscape project. During a meeting Thursday morning, project engineer Tom Strickland updated the 12 people in attendance on progress of the effort designed to revitalize the area...
Opening week activities at Southeast (08/21/09)
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Sikeston teen suspected of involvement in theft ring (08/21/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The arrest of a 17-year-old Sikeston resident may be the key to solving a string of local burglaries and vehicle thefts, the Standard Democrat newspaper reported.
Study: Vaccinating schoolchildren best way to stop flu (08/21/09)
WASHINGTON -- New research says the best way to protect society's most vulnerable from the flu is to vaccinate school-age children and their parents. Children already top the government's priority list for swine-flu shots this year because that influenza strain targets the young. That's unusual, as flu usually is most dangerous to older adults...
Players eager to hit someone new (08/21/09)
Chaffee senior Nathan Cicardi waited 10 months for today. "I've been waiting to hit someone with a different jersey since last year," he said. "It will be fun." Today marks the first Friday of high school football action as the six local teams head in different directions for jamborees. The Red Devils are hosting a jamboree with Malden, Charleston and Fredericktown this year. Action in Chaffee begins at 6 p.m...
Ishee lands guard to replace player who failed to qualify (08/21/09)
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach John Ishee recently learned that one of his nine incoming freshmen did not qualify academically. It didn't take Ishee long to fill that roster spot with another youngster. Katie Norman, who graduated from Freeport (Ill.) High School this year, has signed with Southeast...
Pineiro tosses gem in Cards' 5-1 win (08/21/09)
SAN DIEGO -- Brendan Ryan hit a grand slam and Joel Pineiro won his sixth straight decision by throwing 7 2/3 strong innings and leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night. Ryan's first career grand slam staked Pineiro (12-9) to a 4-0 lead in the second inning as the Cardinals won for the 16th time in 21 games...
Smoltz welcomes fresh start (08/21/09)
SAN DIEGO -- John Smoltz wants to make one point perfectly clear: He is not finished. Smoltz, the former NL Cy Young Award winner, joined the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday for the opener of a four-game series against the San Diego Padres and said he is ready to resurrect his career...
Cards edge Dodgers 3-2 on Holliday's sac fly (08/21/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Two mistakes ended Adam Wainwright's no-hit bid. Luckily for the St. Louis Cardinals, they still won the game. Matt Holliday's sacrifice fly snapped a ninth-inning tie for a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night in the series finale between two first-place teams. It was the Cardinals' fifth consecutive series win over the Dodgers...
NCAA throws out Memphis' 2007-2008 Final Four run (08/21/09)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis has lost every one of the 38 victories it piled up in a basketball season that ended with John Calipari's Tigers just missing out on a national title. The NCAA stripped Memphis of all its wins from 2007-2008 on Thursday, saying the Tigers used an ineligible player who is believed to be NBA star Derrick Rose...
Hooked on science: Electric balloon (08/21/09)
Did you know you can use a balloon to make a fluorescent bulb glow? Materials Instructions STEP 1: Blow up the balloon and tie it. STEP 2: Turn off the lights and rapidly rub the balloon against the fluorescent bulb. Explanation When the balloon was rubbed against the fluorescent bulb a charge was created. This charged caused the gas in the bulb to get excited. The excited gas emitted ultraviolet light and then caused the phosphors, which coat the inside of the fluorescent bulb, to glow...
Learning briefs 8/21/09 (08/21/09)
Scholarships Honors, Achievements -- From staff reports ...
MySpace scoops up popular Facebook application iLike (08/21/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Social networking hub MySpace said Wednesday it is acquiring iLike, a popular music application on rival Facebook, in the first move by new management to expand after a series of drastic cuts and writedowns. The $20 million agreement to purchase iLike confirmed rumors that had circulated this week...
New sunglasses styles are reflection of the '80s (08/21/09)
NEW YORK -- Nothing says the '80s like Tom Cruise in his Ray-Ban Wayfarers, unless you count Tom Cruise in his "Top Gun" aviators. With many of the decade's trends making a return appearance -- shoulder pads and legwarmers, anyone? -- sunglasses will be a must for those who truly want to recapture the look...
Obama going back to school (08/21/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will appear in a back-to-school television special with singer Kelly Clarkson and basketball star LeBron James next month. Obama is appearing in a 30-minute documentary that will air at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 on BET, MTV, VH1, CMT, Comedy Central, Spike TV and Nickelodeon, all Viacom networks. Obama also plans to deliver a back-to-school speech to the nation's students on the same day...
neXt up 8/21/09 (08/21/09)
Friday "Inglourious Basterds," Rated R @Cape West 14 Cine "Post Grad," PG-13 @Town Plaza Cinema "Shorts," PG @Cape West 14 Cine "X-Games," PG @Cape West 14 Cine Saturday Sunday...
Finding Dobby (08/21/09)
Some of you, I'll bet, are from families as mixed up as mine. My mother's family has outdoor reunions in August, a month when France shuts down. My mother's family is not French. My father's family, as far as I know, has never had annual reunions. While this may seem cold, I take comfort knowing Sullivans don't swat flies eating potato salad...
Walter Palmer (08/21/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Walter Michael Palmer, 57, of rural Anna died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lindsey Cemetery in McClure, Ill., with Ralph Brandon officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard from Marion Army National Guard...
Vertis Lam (08/21/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Vertis Edwards Lam, 95, formerly of Anna, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, in Buford, Ga. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bill Minor officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion, Ill...
Maude Dalton (08/21/09)
SWINTON, Mo. -- Maude Dalton, 99, of California, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at California Care Center. She was born Oct. 2, 1909, near Swinton, daughter of Claude and Pearl Frye Cox. She and Lee Dalton were married Oct. 2, 1929. He preceded her in death March 8, 1998...
Jared Birk (08/21/09)
Heaven's special child, Jared Ryan Birk, 20 months, of Jackson was called to his heavenly home Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009. He died peacefully at St. Louis Children's Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Jared was born Nov. 23, 2007, to Dale and Teresa and Austin Birk of Jackson. He was baptized Jan. 12, 2008, at St. Paul Lutheran Church...
Michael Crowden (08/21/09)
Michael Allen Crowden, 55, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at his home. He was born Feb. 6, 1954, in Cape Girardeau, son of William Lee and Fern Lynn Crowden. Michael was disabled, but for many years was an estimator with General Sign Co...
Births 8/21/09 (08/21/09)
Gipson; Hampton; Dougan
Fire report 8/21/09 (08/21/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Police report 8/21/09 (08/21/09)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summons Assault Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous Jackson...
Out of the past 8/21/09 (08/21/09)
25 years ago: Aug. 21, 1984 The streets surrounding the courthouse in Jackson took on a carnival atmosphere last night as thousands of area residents turned out for the start of the annual Homecomers celebration. An apparent escape attempt at the Cape Girardeau County Jail is stopped after a club is discovered in the cell of two inmates; the club, about a foot long, had been made from part of a chair in the jail's law conference room...
school menus 8/23 to 8/28 (08/21/09)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Popcorn chicken with bread or turkey & cheese on bun, chicken & herb rice, fruit crumble cake. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or ham & cheese on bun, fries, peaches. WEDNESDAY--Toasted cheese sandwich & mixed greens garden salad or turkey & cheese on bun, fresh veggies, pears...
A Missourian in Myanmar (08/21/09)
Falcon, Mo., is a town even most Missourians have never heard of -- perhaps with good reason: It's not officially a town. The community on Highway 32 south of I-44, west of Fort Leonard Wood and east of Lebanon, Mo., is a place to get mail at the local post office. That's about it...
Speak Out 8/21/09 (08/21/09)
No surprise; Easy A; Old but good; Professional work; Basic civics; All in a name; They're there; A bright moment; Public system; Common folks; Great entertainment; Traffic lights
Prayer 8/21/09 (08/21/09)
Bless us, O God, when we seek solutions instead of divisions. Amen.
Jim Dickinson: Farewell to a True Memphis Icon (08/21/09)
Jim Dickinson: Farewell to a True Memphis Icon: by Andy Tanas "Memphis is about making chaos out of seeming order." Jim Dickinson-It Came From Memphis by Robert Gordon I believe it would be safe to say that most of us in the Memphis music community share a deep sadness over the passing of local legend, Jim Dickinson. Dickinson was recovering from a recent heart surgery and died peacefully in his sleep early Saturday morning at 67...
Big Tomato (08/21/09)
Mia Rae Friese is shown holding a 1/1/2 pound tomato grown in her Grandpa and Grandma Berkbigler's garden in Friedheim. Mia is the daughter of Robert and Kristal Friese of Friedheim.
Heartland Pops Concert Tickets Now On Sale (08/21/09)
Tickets for the Heartland Pops Chorus and musicians' fall concert are now on sale for $7.00. They can be ordered by calling 243-3367 or 579-6127. There will be Broadway, Patriotic, Gospel, and 50's Doo-Wop in addition to some Barbershop Quartet selections. The concert is Sunday, Sept. 20 at 2:15P.M. at Crossroads Fellowship Church in Jackson...
IAAP LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP (08/21/09)
On August 15, 2009 the IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals) Missouri Division Leadership Workshop was held in Springfield, Missouri. Five members of the Girardot Chapter attended this workshop: Rhonda Zeilinger CPS, President of Cape Girardeau; Doris Dumey CPS/CAP, Vice President of Scott City; Lynn Moore CPS/CAP, Program and Social Committee of Cape Girardeau; Marge Phillips CPS/CAP, Treasurer of Scott City; and Marie Steinhoff CPS, Ways and Means Committee Co-chair of Cape Girardeau.. ...
Tilt-a-Whirl (08/21/09)
Gettin' dizzy in Arena Park
Kiwanis Club of Cape Girardeau claim top award at 2009 BBQFest (08/21/09)
James Gosche and Chris Adkisson of the Cape Girardeau Kiwanis Club participate in a skit that earns the club "First Place" in the talent competition at the 2009 Jaycee's BBQ-Fest at Arena Park on Saturday, August 21. A panel of eight judges from the Cape Jaycee's evaluated the performance and awarded the Kiwanis with the top prize...
Evening Tunes (08/21/09)
The American Wind Symphony Orchestra plays aboard the Point Couinterpoint II Riverbarge
More lightning... (08/21/09)
Another lightning pic. from Wednesday's storm coming from the Bollinger County area, heading into Fruitland.
Lightning during Wednesday's storm (08/21/09)
Cloud to ground lightning from Wednesday's storm, as it was moving into Fruitland from Bollinger County.
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