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Stories from Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cape man wanted on charges of home invasion, kidnapping (08/30/09)
Police were searching late Saturday for a Cape Girardeau man who allegedly forced his way into a Scott City residence and made an elderly man drive him to Chaffee, Mo.
Supporters, opponents of Cape historic district to make cases Monday (08/30/09)
The lengthy process of establishing a local historic district along North West End Boulevard won't end quietly. While a majority of landowners in the area have signed two petitions asking Cape Girardeau to establish the Boulevard Local Historic District, opponents of the idea aren't ready to give up trying to stop it. On Monday, they will get their last chance when the Cape Girardeau City Council holds a public hearing on the idea at the beginning of its regular 7 p.m. meeting at city hall...
Tough cases to crack: Dogfighting common, but it's hard for investigators to break wall of silence, police say (08/30/09)
Earlier this month, someone dropped a 2-year-old pit bull called Cowgirl off at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, saying they had found her a few days ago. Her lip had been ripped at one point during her life and stitched back together, and there was a tear in her left ear. ...
Family Fun Day held at Franklin Elementary (08/30/09)
KIT DOYLE ~ kdoyle@semissourian.com Southeast Missouri State University football players Larry Edwards, left, and Eddie Calvin encourage Tevyn Wright-Hunt, 11, to hold a pull up for as long as possible Saturday morning during Family Fun Day at Franklin Elementary in Cape Girardeau. ...
Crowd comes out for 2009 Barn Party (08/30/09)
DARREN BURGFELD ~ Southeast Missourian Spencer and Camden Hooe of Jackson play washers Saturday at the 2009 Barn Party at the 5-H Ranch outside of Jackson. ...
Firefighters wage battle against Calif. wildfires (08/30/09)
LOS ANGELES -- A growing wildfire sending massive billows of smoke into the sky north of Los Angeles nearly tripled in size Saturday, knocking out power to homes and prompting evacuations in a number of mountain communities. Mandatory evacuations were extended Saturday into neighborhoods in the canyons on the northwestern edge of Altadena and Glendale, Forest Service spokeswoman Rachel Mailo said. It was unclear how many residents were ordered to leave...
Justifiable homicide defense eyed in abortion provider case (08/30/09)
WICHITA, Kan. -- The suspect in the killing of abortion provider George Tiller is in talks with a prominent attorney who represents pro-life protesters and has long advocated justifiable homicide as a legal defense in such cases. Scott Roeder, 51, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated assault charges in the May 31 shooting death of Tiller in the foyer of his Wichita church. ...
Discovery steers closer to space station for hookup (08/30/09)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Discovery's astronauts steered closer to the international space station for a linkup today while checking their ship for any signs of launch damage. The routine survey began early Saturday evening and was expected to last well into the night...
Kennedy remembered for 'the dream he kept alive' (08/30/09)
BOSTON -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was celebrated Saturday for "the good he did, the dream he kept alive," his funeral inside a soaring Catholic church a memorial to one man's life and a political era now ended. Row upon row of mourners sat facing the casket, President Barack Obama as well as previous occupants of the White House, enough senators to make up a quorum and dozens of members of the most famous political family in the land...
Bombs kill 18 in Iraq, mostly in remote villages (08/30/09)
BAGHDAD -- Bombs struck a cafe in Baghdad and remote communities in northern Iraq on Saturday, killing at least 18 people, as the visiting Iranian foreign minister warned that Iraq's instability affected the whole region. The blasts came just more than a week after suicide truck bombers devastated the foreign and finance ministries in Baghdad, killing about 100 people and dealing a blow to confidence in the Iraqi government's ability to protect the people as U.S. ...
Clashes in Myanmar leave 1 dead, injure dozens (08/30/09)
BEIJING -- Heavy skirmishes resumed Saturday in northeastern Myanmar after days of fighting between government troops and ethnic rebel militia sent thousands of refugees streaming into nearby China. At least one person was killed and dozens injured in a bomb blast near the border...
Iraqi who threw shoes at Bush to be released early (08/30/09)
BAGHDAD -- An Iraqi journalist imprisoned for hurling his shoes at former president George W. Bush will be released next month after his sentence was reduced for good behavior, his lawyer said Saturday. Muntadhar al-Zeidi's act of protest during Bush's last visit to Iraq as president turned the 30-year-old reporter into a folk hero across the Arab world, as his case became a rallying point for critics who resented the 2003 U.S. invasion and occupation...
Study advises military go smoke-free (08/30/09)
FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq -- Gen. Douglas MacArthur had his signature corncob pipe. Soldiers got cigarettes in their C-rations during World War II. Even today, America's war on tobacco seems to have largely bypassed the military. Now a proposal to make the forces smoke-free is drawing strong reactions from troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, even though the Pentagon itself says any ban is a long way off...
HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Delta girls fall to Poplar Bluff (08/30/09)
Kendra Burnett surrendered nine runs as Delta fell to host Poplar Bluff 9-4 in softball action Saturday. Taylor Smith went 1 for 4 with a triple and an RBI for Delta (2-1). Ashley Glaus added a double and an RBI in the loss. WP -- Brandi Perry. LP -- Kendra Burnett. 2B -- Ashley Glaus (D), Samantha Bartels (D). 3B -- Webb (PB), Taylor Smith (D). Multiple hits -- Poplar Bluff: Marissa Webb 2-4, Chelsea Coleman 2-3, Brooks 2-3. Records -- Delta 2-1, Poplar Bluff 1-1...
Southeast football preview: Redhawks coach 'We'll be good' (08/30/09)
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel expects significant improvement in the fourth year of his five-year contract. What that means in wins and losses is open for debate. "I never get into that," Samuel said at Southeast's media day in early August. "But we'll be good, I know that. My question is how good."...
Southeast football preview: Redhawks will lean on sophomore QB to run the offense (08/30/09)
Southeast Missouri State's leading passer and rusher from 2008 completed their eligibility. Offensive coordinator Vincent White still believes the Redhawks will be able to improve their offensive production from last year. "I think we have a chance to be very good on offense," White said. "We've got a lot of experience back."...
Southeast football preview: Six starters return to anchor Redhawks' defensive unit (08/30/09)
While Southeast Missouri State's overall defensive numbers weren't overwhelming last year, they were a decent upgrade from the previous season. The Redhawks' improvement over the final half of 2008 gives defensive coordinator Tim McGuire optimism entering the 2009 campaign...
Southeast volleyball: Redhawks grab title despite dropping match (08/30/09)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season Saturday but still won a championship. Despite falling to Evansville 25-23, 25-23, 14-25, 26-24, the Redhawks were awarded the Memphis Invitational title. Three of the four tournament squads finished 2-1 and Southeast garnered first place based on point differential...
Retired Sikeston teacher receives award (08/30/09)
Mary Ann Maevers of Sikeston, Mo., was named the 2009 Distinguished Retiree by the Missouri Retired Teachers Association and Public School Personnel (MRTA). Maevers, who taught for more than 30 years in the Sikeston School District, will be honored with a luncheon at MRTA's annual meeting in September. ...
Grandma goes to school (08/30/09)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- When the foster grandparent for his second-grade class at Morehouse Elementary leaves every day, Jayden Harris whispers in her ear "I love you." That sentiment pulls at the heartstrings, and even brings tears to the eyes of Margaret Taylor...
What's happening today 8/30/09 (08/30/09)
Kick Off Sunday at Zion United Methodist Church Zion United Methodist Churh will hold a Kick Off Sunday where the public is invited to meet the people of Zion and look at the programs and activities. Worship begins at 8 a.m. followed by music and ice cream at 6:30 p.m...
FYI 08/30/09 (08/30/09)
Guardian Angel School sponsors fall dinner Guardian Angel Home and School Association in Oran, Mo., is sponsoring a fall dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Knights of Columbus hall in Oran. Fried chicken, kettle beef, chicken and dumplings and all the trimmings will be served. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Children younger than 5 eat free...
In pursuit of an adventure (08/30/09)
It was through the experience of losing a close young friend that Rick Davis of Dexter, Mo., first conceived the idea of Dream Pursuit, a not-for-profit organization that grants special wishes to children and young adults under 21 who are terminally ill...
Kelly graduate completes basic training (08/30/09)
Army Pfc. Todd A. Williams has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, Williams studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. ...
Cape Girardeau Scout earns Eagle rank (08/30/09)
Jesse Hurt, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 2 in Cape Girardeau, has earned Scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout. His service project was building an obstacle course for FEMA Search and Rescue, Scott County and Calvary Canine Search and Rescue. Jesse is a junior at Cape Girardeau Central High School and is the son of Mark and Jan Hurt...
Loving people (08/30/09)
Carole Jo Byrd has been volunteering for her church and the Oak Ridge Homemakers Club as a pianoist for 54 years. She started volunteer work in Jackson Manor several years ago playing piano for church services and birthday parties and helping with bingo. ...
Serving school, community (08/30/09)
Southeast Missouri is defined by its special people and special places and Henry Stephen Moore and his house at 828 North St. in Cape Girardeau qualify. On Feb. 19, 1955, professor Arthur Clay Magill stated that colleges did not consist of buildings, classrooms, laboratories, classrooms nor even libraries. ...
J.D. Morrison (08/30/09)
The Rev. J.D. Morrison, 81, of Cobden, Ill., died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bryan Morrison officiating...
George Roussell (08/30/09)
George R. Roussell, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m., followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary...
James Boyer (08/30/09)
GLENALLEN, Mo. — James M. Boyer, 82, of Glenallen died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at his home. Hutchings Funeral Home in Marble Hill, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Laurel Curry (08/30/09)
Laurel Allen "Stick" Curry, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at his home. He was born March 5, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, son of Clarence Fred and Bessie Wolters Curry. He and Eunice M. Farmer were married Oct. 19, 1958, at Cape Girardeau...
Janey Wiley (08/30/09)
Janey M. Wiley, 59, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Monday, Aug. 14, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, she was a member of Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church. Survivors include her son, Joshua Wiley of Cape Girardeau; daughter, Faith Smith of Red Oak, Iowa; brother, Phillip Kelley of Perryville, Mo.; sister, Beverly Dunlap of Cape Girardeau; grandchildren, Dakota and Caleb of Red Oak and Christian of Clarinda, Iowa...
Sister Rose Francis Brockmeyer (08/30/09)
BRIDGETON, Mo. -- Funeral Mass for Sister Rose Francis Brockmeyer, SSND, of Bridgeton, was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at the School Sisters of Notre Dame Motherhouse Chapel in South St. Louis County. A prayer service was held Aug. 24, 2009, at Anna House, The Sarah Community, on the campus of SSM DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton. Burial will be in the Motherhouse Cemetery. Kutis City Chapel handled arrangements...
Dorlis Young (08/30/09)
ORAN, Mo. -- Dorlis B. Young, 78, of Oran, beloved wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, went to walk the shores of heaven with her family by her side Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born in Gideon on Jan. 21, 1931, to Frank and Ethel Jordon Vaughn...
Gene Hill (08/30/09)
Gene "Slick" Hill, 88, of Roswell, Ga., beloved husband and father, quietly passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009. He was born in Charleston, Mo., March 31, 1921, to Guthrie and Alyene Hartle Hill. He attended Lutesville High School and went on to Southeast Missouri State University where he starred on the baseball, track and field, and basketball teams...
Wessel - Johnson (08/30/09)
Sarah Rae Wessel and Adam Charles Johnson were united in marriage June 6, 2009, at Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville. The Rev. Wayne Schwiesow performed the ceremony. Organist was Austin Wessel of Gordonville, and soloist was Charlie Vaughn of Cape Girardeau...
Kohm - Versemann (08/30/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Emily Dawn Kohm and Jimmy Lynn Versemann were united in marriage May 23, 2009, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells. The Rev. Rick Patzwitz performed the ceremony. Pianist was Janet Seibel, flutist and soloist was Bill Fischer, both of Perryville...
McMillan - Bueter (08/30/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Gaylene Marie McMillan and Dale Kenneth Bueter exchanged wedding vows June 20, 2009, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Glennon, Mo. The Rev. John Harth performed the ceremony. Organist was Allison Bueter of Glennon; guitarist was Gerald Landewee of Jackson; and soloists were Chris Scherer of Oran, Mo., Alexis Halter of Jackson, and Gerald Landewee...
Cox - Phillips (08/30/09)
Erin Elizabeth Cox and Billy Joe Phillips were married Aug. 8, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nev. The Rev. Elizabeth Lazzetta performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Alecia and Pat Lafont and Avra Cox, all of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Marie Beck of Chaffee, Mo...
Friedrich - Harris (08/30/09)
James H. and Kathy A. Friedrich of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Ria Nicole Friedrich, to Jason Lee Harris. He is the son of Micheal C. and Helen G. Harris of Annapolis, Mo., and Cheryl K. Terry of Delta. Friedrich is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School. She is owner/operator of N'Style with Ria in Jackson...
Humble - Beussink (08/30/09)
Steve and Deb Beussink of Jackson announce the engagement of their son, Zachary Stephen Beussink, to Erin Anise Humble. She is the daughter of Patti and Larry McGregor and John Humble of Joplin, Mo. Humble is a 1999 graduate of Joplin High School. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Missouri State University in 2005, and is pursuing a master's degree in communications. She is employed by the university as a health career coordinator with Missouri Area Health Education Center...
Johnson - Petroline (08/30/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- John and Pat Johnson of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Ann Johnson, to Andrew Charles Petroline, both of Collinsville, Ill. He is the son of Andrew and Linda Petroline of Mt. Olive, Ill. Johnson received a doctor of pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is a pharmacist at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis...
Poorman - 50 years (08/30/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Poorman of Scott City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 2, 2009, by attending the Cal Ripken 9U Midwest Plains Regional Baseball Tournament in Haysville, Kan., to watch their grandson play baseball. A surprise reception was held for them at the ballpark after the game...
Watkins - 50 Years (08/30/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Watkins of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party June 25, 2009, in San Salvador, El Salvador, with family and friends. Hosts were their daughters and son-in-law, Linda and Rich Miller of O'Fallon, Mo., and Janis Watkins of San Salvador...
Fire report 8/30/09 (08/30/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Police report 8/30/09 (08/30/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summons; Thefts; Burglary; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Arrest; Burglary; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 8/30/09 (08/30/09)
25 years ago: Aug. 30, 1984 The Cape Girardeau Redevelopment Corp. announces it will purchase the old brick warehouse at 127 Water St. and lease it to David K. McKinney and a Paducah, Ky.-based corporation which plans to open a restaurant and lounge called Jeremiah's...
School menus (08/30/09)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Crispy chicken fingers with bread or ham & cheese on bun, au gratin potatoes, mixed fruit. TUESDAY--Crispito with nacho cheese sauce or turkey & cheese on bun, corn, pears. WEDNESDAY--Breaded pork chop with brown gravy or ham & cheese on bun, whipped potatoes & brown gravy, wheat hot roll, cinnamon applesauce...
A lesson from across the pond (08/30/09)
By Howard Rich As states like California, Illinois and New Jersey struggle to make up for steep multibillion-dollar budget deficits while they totter on the brink of insolvency, there is one option for reducing those shortfalls that is making real headway across the Atlantic Ocean...
Resources (08/30/09)
Resources for obtaining advance directives:n Life Choices -- (free) Office of the Attorney General, P.O. Box 899, Jefferson City, MO 65102, 573-751-3321. ago.mo.gov...
Advance directives for end of life (08/30/09)
By Susan Neal Pekios As a "death counselor," I would like to respond to Charles Krauthammer's Aug. 21 column "The truth about death counseling." I have worked in health care since 1981 as a medical social worker and as a hospice social worker. While I have studied end-of-life issues over the last three decades, my recent graduate studies at Saint Louis University allowed me to specialize on the function and utility of living wills and durable power of attorney for health care decisions, advance directives and advance care planning, as well as the historical crossroads from law, medicine and psychosocial aspects of real life.. ...
Thanks, P&G (08/30/09)
In its 40 years of operation in Cape Girardeau County, the Procter & Gamble plant just north of Trail of Tears State Park has had a huge impact, both on the area's economy and on many worthwhile community endeavors and organizations. Here are some of the numbers: Opened in 1969, the P&G plant covers 80 acres under roof on 1,311 acres total. ...
Love INC trying to fill a need (08/30/09)
While Love In the Name of Christ greatly appreciates the coverage that has been given our interest in developing a transitional housing campus, there are several items in your recent articles that need clarification. 1. Our proposal is not a "direct city response to the Rev. Larry Rice's proposal." However, Rice's proposal has served to increase awareness for transitional housing needs in our community...
Make dying with dignity a choice (08/30/09)
In his column "Let's be honest about death counseling" Charles Krauthammer stated that doctors, in an end-of-life conference, will push terminally ill patients to end treatment. He is wrong. Both my grandfathers died recently. One suffered from a debilitating stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure. ...
Speak Out 8/30/09 (08/30/09)
Living wages; Good service; More parking; Good connections; Follow the rules; Stop bickering; Comparing costs; More recess; Thanks for phone; Looks great; Airline safety
Prayer 8/30/09 (08/30/09)
Glory to you, O God, for your love is great, and your compassion is real. Amen.
Amber waves of grain... (08/30/09)
Oh beautiful, for spacious skies, and amber waves of grain ... for purple mountain majesty, above the fruited plain ... America!!!
Gorgeous sunset (08/30/09)
Another one of those gorgeous sunsets that we are truly blessed with!!
Lock Me Up! (08/30/09)
A Ederly lady coming to be Locked up at the MDA Lockup and everyone loved her costume!
Fill Me! (08/30/09)
A young kid putting a dollar in a Cape Girardeau Fire Fighters Boot!
Our family of orphan skunks (08/30/09)
I was outside with my girl Lacy when we saw a whole tribe of baby skunks, seven in all, go past an oak tree. Sheimmediatly went up to one of them to make friends when I saw what she was trying to befriend. I immediatly called her to me and went inside. Since then, they have disbanded and moved on but I was able to capture a few pics of them...
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