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Stories from Saturday, August 29, 2009

Staff cut as part of restructuring program at Head Start centers (08/29/09)
A restructuring plan designed to cut back spending at Head Start centers in Southeast Missouri calls for significant changes, primary dealing with staff members. While the old structure included 130 teachers within the 17 facilities, the teaching staff now will number only 65...
Swine flu confirmed at another Southeast Missouri school district (08/29/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff School District student has tested positive for the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.
Chrysler dealership coming to former Saturn site (08/29/09)
A Southeast Missouri auto group plans to open a Chrysler dealership inside the former Cape Girardeau Saturn facility at 374 Siemers Drive this fall. Morlan Chrysler will offer between 125 and 150 new and 100 used vehicles when it opens in early October. ...
Fans charged up for football opening games (08/29/09)
KIT DOYLE ~ kdoyle@semissourian.com The Jackson Indians take the field Friday evening, August 28, 2009, for the season opening game against Riverview Gardens at Jackson High School Stadium....
Super Yard Sale shoppers not deterred by rain (08/29/09)
Eager shoppers turned out Friday, despite threatening rain clouds, for the first Super Yard Sale held at the Red Star Baptist Church Activities Center at 1316 N. Main St. in Cape Girardeau. The sale was held by the Missouri Mentoring Partnership and will continue from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. today...
Man charged with June purse-snatching incident at Schnucks (08/29/09)
A 23-year-old Belgrade, Mo., man was charged this week in connection with a mugging that occurred in June at Schnucks Supermarket of Cape Girardeau.
Second suspect in stun gun abuse case arrested (08/29/09)
KENNETT, Mo. -- The second individual involved in allegedly using a stun gun on minor children was arrested Thursday while making a court appearance over a separate issue.
One lane of Route HH in Bollinger County to close (08/29/09)
Southeast Missourian Route HH in northwestern Bollinger County will be limited to one lane of traffic with a 14-foot width restriction next week while MoDOT crews make pavement repairs. The work will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Monday to Thursday on a section from Highway 72 to Route J...
Recent alarm over swine flu may be unwarranted (08/29/09)
Now that school's back in session, public health officials say they are flooded with calls from concerned parents and residents fearful of the spread of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. Though there were three confirmed cases of swine flu in the Doniphan School District reported this week, there may be more alarm about the virus than is actually warranted, said Charlotte Craig, registered nurse and executive director of the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center...
Missouri governor blocks repeal of child care center rules (08/29/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon acted quickly Friday to squelch his administration's attempt to repeal health and safety standards for hundreds of Missouri child care centers run by religious organizations. The State Board of Health had voted Thursday to rescind the regulations after health department staff advised that the rules went beyond what was allowed by state law. The next step would have been to publish the repeal in the Missouri Register and solicit public comment...
Washington University will close ethics center (08/29/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Washington University has announced it will close its ethics center just as two people connected to the university have had high-profile ethical lapses, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported. This week, former senator Jeff Smith pleaded guilty to federal felony conspiracy charges for trying to cover up campaign violations from 2004. The St. Louis Democrat was a part-time lecturer in the university's political science department...
U.S. household incomes flat, raising concern about recovery (08/29/09)
WASHINGTON -- Household income in the United States is essentially stagnant, raising doubts about whether consumers already hurt by job losses can sustain an economic recovery. The now-ended Cash for Clunkers program helped lift consumer spending last month and is expected to deliver a bigger boost in August. But any economic rebound likely would falter if shoppers lack the income to spend more in the long run...
Missouri banks record net loss in second quarter (08/29/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri banks recorded a net loss in the second quarter of 2009 as bad loans continued to hurt lenders' bottom lines. The state's savings and loans, however, rebounded from a year-ago loss to turn a profit. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reported Thursday that Missouri's commercial banks reported a combined loss of $67 million for the three-month period ending June 30. By comparison, the banks earned $152 million during the same period a year ago...
California holding two-day garage sale (08/29/09)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Bargain-hunters snatched up watches confiscated from criminals, surplus prison shirts and antique pianos salvaged from parks on the first day of a statewide garage sale to scrape together cash for California. The two-day sale kicked off Friday at a Sacramento warehouse, with hundreds lining up for deals on cars, computers and collectibles. Many arrived hours before the gate opened at 8 a.m., walking past a "Terminator" mannequin on the way in...
Pa. man tending bar since end of Prohibition to serve final drink (08/29/09)
WEST VIEW, Pa. -- Only minutes after Prohibition died in 1933, Angelo Cammarata, 19, served a 10-cent bottle of Fort Pitt beer to a customer in his father's neighborhood grocery. Ever since, except for a 30-month hitch during World War II, the son of Italian immigrants has been tending bar and serving drinks. Guinness World Records dubbed him the longest-serving bartender a decade ago, and he's earned induction into Jim Beam's Bartender Hall of Fame and numerous other honors...
Cash softens blows in Afghan war zone (08/29/09)
DAHANEH, Afghanistan -- The U.S. Marines came uninvited to Abdul-Hamid's home in this southern Afghan town and made their presence felt. They blew holes in the mud walls that surround the several small buildings in his family's compound, broke through rooms hunting for weapons and militants, and handcuffed and blindfolded the men. Their main target: Abdul-Hamid's neighbor and the neighbor's sons, all suspected insurgents...
Dutch delay 13-year-old sailor's worldwide trip (08/29/09)
UTRECHT, Netherlands -- Dutch judges Friday called a 13-year-old girl's plan to sail solo around the world "undeniably daring and risky," but refused to scupper it completely, in a high-profile clash between child care authorities and liberal Dutch parenting...
Chaffee rallies to prolong Grandview's losing streak (08/29/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Sophomore Trevor Cannon snatched the ball after watching it pop into the air. "I came down with it and my first thought was get to the ground," he said. Cannon's interception ensured his Chaffee Red Devils would not be stuck with the dubious distinction of ending Grandview's losing streak...
St. Vincent falls to Caruthersville in season opener (08/29/09)
St. Vincent suffered a 43-14 loss Friday at Caruthersville in the season opener for both football teams. C.J. Pavlovsky scored on a 3-yard scamper in the opening quarter for the Indians. He finished with 29 yards on 21 attempts. St. Vincent's other score came in the third quarter when Cody Comte caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tim Schumer. Schumer was 8-of-19 passing for 62 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He also ran for 18 yards on eight attempts...
Riverview spoils Jackson's debut 34-16 (08/29/09)
Jackson High School's spread offense still is a work in progress. The Indians saw first-hand Friday night what a well-oiled spread attack looks like. Riverview Gardens sliced and diced Jackson's normally stout defense to the tune of 557 yards during a 34-16 victory in the season opener for both teams...
Southeast soccer nets 10 goals (08/29/09)
Southeast Missourian After scoring one goal in its first two games and nine in all of the 2008 season, the Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team unleashed an offensive onslaught Friday night with a 10-0 victory against Alabama A&M at Houck Stadium...
Cardinals, Franklin nearing contract extension (08/29/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals and National League saves leader Ryan Franklin are negotiating a two-year contract extension that could allow him to end his career in St. Louis. The 36-year-old Franklin made the All-Star team for the first time this season, and is 34 for 36 in save opportunities with a 2-1 record and 1.07 ERA in his first full season as a closer. He had saves in 10 consecutive outings for the NL Central leaders entering Friday night's game against the Washington Nationals...
Simpson takes lead in Barclays (08/29/09)
Webb Simpson has found enough birdies on long, tough and wet Liberty National for a 3-under 68 to build a two-shot lead in the Barclays, the opening playoff event on the PGA Tour at Jersey City, N.J. Simpson, a 24-year-old rookie, took the outright lead with an approach to 10 inches on the fifth hole Friday. He was among nine players who broke par Friday, finishing at 8-under 134...
Pujols powers Cards in ninth (08/29/09)
St. Louis won 3-2 on its slugger's 41st home run of the season By R.B. FALLSTROM The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- John Smoltz had a successful first home start with the St. Louis Cardinals. Albert Pujols made sure it was a great night for the whole team...
Celebrating your gifts (08/29/09)
How often have you been told, "Don't brag about yourself. Let others praise you"? As I was growing up, Mom was quick to offer that advice. So even though you knew you were talented in a particular area, you felt you must modestly hide it. Modesty was considered a virtue. ...
From the Pulpit: the Rev. Robert Towner (08/29/09)
the Rev. Robert Towner loves to teach, whether it be to his congregation at Christ Episcopal Church on a Sunday or students in a theology class at Southeast Missouri State University. A lifelong member of the Episcopal faith, Towner has been in a leadership or other role in the church for 40 years....
God not interested in you proving how smart or successful you are (08/29/09)
God does not care what you do. Now before you go thinking that I've just lost it or that I certainly don't sound like a minister, especially one from a Baptist background, let me explain to you what I'm saying. What I am not saying is that God doesn't care about you. ...
Yo-Yo Ma, Placido Domingo to perform at Kennedy funeral Mass (08/29/09)
BOSTON -- Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and tenor Placido Domingo will perform at the funeral Mass for Sen. Edward Kennedy. The Rev. Philip Dabney, associate pastor of Boston's Mission Church, said today's service will be a "regular Catholic funeral" -- with superb music...
Charles Kinder (08/29/09)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Charles Laton Kinder, 60, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at his home. A memorial service will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. The Rev. Donald Pearson will officiate...
Laurel Curry (08/29/09)
Laurel Curry, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ethan Rheaume (08/29/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Ethan Scott Rheaume, 5-week-old son of Scott Rheaume and Whitney Donaldson of Anna, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at Union County Hospital. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to time of service today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna...
Janey Wiley (08/29/09)
Janey M. Wiley, 59, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Peggy Raines (08/29/09)
Peggy Lorraine Raines, 76, a resident of Ramsey Creek Village in Scott City, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 4, 1933, at Illmo, daughter of Otto Nichlous and Bernice Elizabeth Lambert Leist. She and Vernon Floyd Raines were married Oct. 21, 1954, at Scott City...
Earl Sewing (08/29/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Earl E. Sewing, 87, passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Perry Oaks Nursing Rehabilitation in Perryville. He was born Jan. 12, 1922, in Friedheim, son of the late Martin B. and Rosa Klaus Sewing. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim. Earl married Helen Foeste McDaniel on Oct. 13, 1946, in Cape Girardeau. She preceded him in death Sept. 7, 2005...
Dora Wenskay (08/29/09)
Dora Anna Wilhelmina Wenskay, 92, of Cape Girardeau went to be with her lord and savior, Jesus Christ, Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Jackson Manor in Jackson, with her family at her side. She was born Jan. 28, 1917, at Fornfelt, daughter of William Henric and Maria Elizabeth Johanna Eifert Sprenger. She and Norman F. Wenskay were married Aug. 31, 1941, at Illmo. He died Jan. 30, 1997...
Joseph Wibbenmeyer (08/29/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Joseph Louis Wibbenmeyer, 84, of Perryville died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Perry County, son of Theodore and Louisa Meyer Wibbenmeyer. He and Margaret M. Welker were married April 27, 1957, at Apple Creek, Mo...
Mildred Schmiederer-Daugherty (08/29/09)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Mildred "Millie" Schmiederer-Daugherty, 54, of Ste. Genevieve died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at her home. She was born Aug. 15, 1955, at St. Louis, daughter of Donald L. Beck and Wilma Mae Ludwig Beck. She was a telemarketer. She was of the Lutheran faith...
Fire report 8/29/09 (08/29/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Police report 8/29/09 (08/29/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summons; Assaults; Theft; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Arrests; Assault; Theft; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 8/29/09 (08/29/09)
25 years ago: Aug. 29, 1984 EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Area residents from both sides of the river are waiting in long lines to buy tickets for the record $32 million Illinois lottery; one of the long lines is at Bud Pearce's realty office, behind the burned-out remains of the Purple Crackle nightclub...
Correction 8/29/09 (08/29/09)
An article in Friday's Southeast Missourian should have said the Jackson Board of Aldermen approved a land donation to Three Rivers Community College during a closed session Aug. 17. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Marble Hill wins (08/29/09)
Never underestimate the impact a small community can have when residents, businesses, organizations and city government unite for a common cause. As a result of just such a coalition in Marble Hill, Mo., the town's Chevrolet dealership will remain open...
Speak Out 8/29/09 (08/29/09)
Time to protest; No changes; Government services
Prayer 8/29/09 (08/29/09)
Bless our families, O God, and look with favor on the love they share. Amen.
Lean on the Viper! (08/29/09)
Marcellus from Bucker's at the MDA Lockup on August 26th 2009 at Mollie's in Cape!
Crater This! (08/29/09)
A Picture I took of the moon and if you look close you can see a carter or 2!
Thanks Alot! (08/29/09)
A Captain of the Cape Girardeau Fire Dept. giving a sticker to a ederly man after he gave a donation!
Here you go! (08/29/09)
A Lady at Wal-Mart filling Dusty's Boot for the MDA!
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