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Stories from Friday, September 11, 2009

Motorcycle accident on North Kingshighway (09/11/09)
KIT DOYLE ~ kdoyle@semissourian.com Cape Girardeau police officers David Valentine, left, and Kevin Eudy investigate a Suzuki 1000 motorcycle at the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday, September 11, 2009, along N. ...
VanGennip wins bid on Marble Hill license office (09/11/09)
The Marble Hill license office will remain under the direction of Richard E. VanGennip, the Missouri Department of Revenue announced. VanGennip was chosen as the winning bidder in competition for the office, which handles approximately 20,000 transactions a year and provides about $66,000 in fees to the operator. ...
Road work to cause lane closures on Route K in Bollinger County; Highway 25 in Cape Girardeau County and Route M in Perry County (09/11/09)
Route K in northeast Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane of traffic this week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews work on pavement repairs. The work will take place, weather permitting, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday through Thursday on a section of road from Highway 72 to Route KK. Motorists are asked to use caution while near the work zone...
Authorities investigate two early morning fires in Cape Girardeau (09/11/09)
An investigation continues into an early morning fire that began in a vehicle parked inside a carport and quickly spread to two Cape Girardeau homes.
Area Navy recruiter charged with statutory rape of teenager (09/11/09)
A naval recruiter was arrested last week on charges of statutory rape after he allegedly had sex with a high school student whom he was trying to recruit. Robbie J. Millsaps, 35, of 190 China Blue Lane, faces one count of second-degree statutory sodomy, a charge that carries a possible sentence of up to seven years in prison...
Man charged with seeking sex with a minor (09/11/09)
A 51-year-old man was arrested Thursday afternoon at a Cape Girardeau city park in connection with a joint investigation by Cape Girardeau police and the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children task force, said Cape Girardeau spokesman Jason Selzer. ...
Commander Premier deal closer to completion (09/11/09)
By incremental steps, the deal that would bring Commander Premier Aircraft Corp. into new ownership and relieve Cape Girardeau of a major debt headache is moving ahead. Canadian financier Ronald Strauss announced in July plans to buy Commander Premier and the building at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport that houses the company. ...
SEMO District Fair expecting higher turnout this year (09/11/09)
The 154th SEMO District Fair kicks off Saturday, and organizers are expecting an even better turnout than last year, which had the highest attendance in five years, fair spokesman Pete Poe said Thursday. Poe recently returned from the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo., and said it experienced a "phenomenal" increase in attendance, particularly on the last day...
Rough draft of facilities plan calls for more than $35M (09/11/09)
Bringing elementary schools up to the same standard and increasing safety measures was a central idea in the Cape Girardeau School District's evolving facilities plan. The district rolled out a rough draft of more than $35 million in construction and renovation projects districtwide...
Cape woman thoroughly recovered from 2008 gunshot wound to head (09/11/09)
As she traced her fingers along the top of her head, Kristina Bosco felt where her skull fit back into place after surgery. For Bosco, 31, the hardest part about recovering from a gunshot wound to the head was having patience. She wanted to continue her life as soon as possible, she said...
RV park plan divides neighbors' opinions (09/11/09)
A proposed RV park inside a mobile home subdivision has some of its residents upset. The Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission approved the proposal 7-2 during its Wednesday meeting. Mark Rademaker, who owns Five Pines Mobile Home Park at 3020 Boutin Drive and Aardvark Storage Systems at 2958 Boutin Drive just outside Cape Girardeau, plans on operating the RV park on the north end of his property. The mobile home park would be on the south end, as the city requested...
Mo. police apologize for killing family pet (09/11/09)
RAYMORE, Mo. (AP) -- Raymore police have apologized to a family whose 19-year-old cat was taken into a field by an officer and shot to death on Labor Day. Kelly Wesner and her family were looking for their pet around the same time it was being shot and discarded in a city trash bin...
9/11 remembrance events planned today in Cape, Jackson (09/11/09)
Events to remember those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are planned for today...
Delta woman injured in crash (09/11/09)
A Delta woman is in serious condition after an early morning crash near Cape Girardeau. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 1999 Oldsmobile driven by Steven A. Nolkemper, 21, of Cape Girardeau was making a left turn from Highway 25 onto Route K. He failed to yield to a 2009 Honda driven by Linda G. Hornbuckle, 54, at around 5:40 a.m...
Ellsinore man to stand trial for shooting wife (09/11/09)
VAN BUREN, Mo. (AP) -- An Ellsinore, Mo., man was ordered to stand trial Tuesday afternoon in connection with the death of his wife, who was shot during an earlier dispute with his stepson. Associate Circuit Judge Michael Ligons bound over John William Moss, 55, to stand trial on the Class C felony of first-degree involuntary manslaughter, according to the Daily American Republic. Ligons ordered Moss to appear Sept. 28 for arraignment before Presiding Circuit Judge David Evans...
Flu confirmed in Sikeston school (09/11/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The first case of Influenza A, consistent with presumptive H1N1, has been confirmed in the Sikeston School District, according to the Standard Democrat. Schools have been taking preventive measures since the school year began, said Andy Comstock, assistant superintendent...
Former state rep. Marilyn Williams dies (09/11/09)
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- After a two-year battle against cancer, Marilyn Williams, 55, former state representative from the 159th district, died at her Wappapello home early Wednesday afternoon, the Dexter Daily Statesman reported. Williams, whose hometown was Dudley, Mo., was first elected to her House seat in 1991. Williams served consecutive terms until 2000. She had served in a number of leadership roles in the community and at the state level. No memorial service is planned...
Mo. judge blocks firing of 3 workers' comp judges (09/11/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri judge on Wednesday blocked the firing of three administrative law judges who decide workers' compensation case, saying the state could not eliminate their jobs as part of budget cuts. Cole County Judge Jon Beetem also barred the state from retaliating against the judges and ordered the state to pay nearly $40,000 in legal fees for the judges. ...
Sheriff: No apology needed for military procession (09/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- A Missouri sheriff has offered a stern response to a woman complaining about roadway safety and her treatment by members of a procession accompanying a soldier's casket. The sheriff said Thursday that while he hadn't intended his message to travel, his electronic response to the woman about military sacrifice started circulating on the Internet, and he's received about 100 e-mails about it...
EPA: East Prairie gets $194,000 for sewer project (09/11/09)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A small town in Southeast Missouri will get $194,000 in federal funding to improve its storm water system. The regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency announced the grant for East Prairie on Wednesday. Four sewer collapses have caused flooding in the town of about 3,200 residents since 2006. The EPA said the grant will be used to add a lining to 1,500 feet of East Prairie's existing storm sewer...
Ameren to use landfill for power (09/11/09)
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. -- Waste at a St. Louis County landfill will help generate enough electricity to power thousands of homes under a plan by the utility company AmerenUE. Ameren officials on Thursday announced an agreement to install combustion turbines at Fred Weber Inc.'s landfill in northwest St. Louis County. The turbines will use methane gas from the decomposition of landfill waste to generate about 15 megawatts of electricity...
Trade, jobless claims figures show U.S. recession fading (09/11/09)
WASHINGTON -- The ending of the recession is reviving global trade, increasing U.S. imports by a record amount in July and boosting foreign demand for American goods for a third straight month. The jump in imports could be a sign that U.S. consumer spending is recovering, economists said. Such spending accounts for 70 percent of economic activity...
Seed company Monsanto plans deeper staff cuts than previously expected (09/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Monsanto Co., the world's biggest seed maker, said Thursday it plans to make deeper work force cuts than previously announced, saying it will reduce its staff by about 8 percent to cut costs. The St. Louis-based company also said its 2009 earnings would come in at the low end of its previous forecast due in part to weaker than expected results from Roundup and other herbicides...
Police: Armed man arrested during Obama address (09/11/09)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Capitol Police have arrested a Virginia man they say tried to drive into a secure area near the Capitol with a shotgun and rifle in his car as the president gave his health care address to Congress. Joshua Bowman, 28, of Falls Church, Va., was arrested around 8 p.m. Wednesday and charged with two counts of possession of an unregistered firearm and one count of unlawful possession of ammunition. Each carries a possible one-year jail sentence and $1,000 fine...
Studies: 1 dose of swine flu vaccine works (09/11/09)
WASHINGTON -- Good news in the world's flu fight: One dose of the new swine flu vaccine looks strong enough to protect adults -- and can spark protection within 10 days of the shot, Australian and U.S. researchers said Thursday. Australian shot maker CSL Ltd. published results of a study that found between 75 percent and 96 percent of vaccinated people should be protected with one dose -- remarkable considering scientists thought it would take two doses...
Dems say health care bill to pass this year (09/11/09)
WASHINGTON -- Democratic congressional leaders predicted passage of health care legislation within a few months despite undimmed Republican opposition, claiming momentum Thursday from President Barack Obama's speech and renewed commitment from lawmakers fresh from a month of meetings with constituents...
U.S. Muslims: Backlash fear builds each 9/11 (09/11/09)
NEW YORK -- There is the dread of leaving the house that morning. People might stare, or worse, yell insults. Prayers are more intense, visits with family longer. Mosques become a refuge. Eight years after 9/11, many U.S. Muslims still struggle through the anniversary of the attacks. ...
London cab drivers protest killer joining their ranks (09/11/09)
LONDON -- Hundreds of drivers of London's iconic black taxis Thursday protested a decision that could allow a man to become a cabbie despite having been convicted of manslaughter for strangling his wife. "I feel very strongly about this. We won't let it erode away our reputation," said Catherine Michael, 51, showing her green badge that allows cabbies to work as licensed drivers. "We want to stay the best in the world."...
Netanyahu mystery trip sets off flap in Israel (09/11/09)
JERUSALEM -- Benjamin Netanyahu dropped out of sight for most of a day this week, a mysterious absence that has set off feverish speculation about what the Israeli leader was up to -- and accusations he lied to cover up a clandestine trip to Moscow...
Iraqi shoe thrower might drop TV, turn to activism (09/11/09)
BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi television reporter who threw his shoes at former president George W. Bush in one of the more bizarre episodes of the Iraq war might use his new iconic status in Iraq to promote humanitarian causes, his family said. The reporter, Muntadhar al-Zeidi, is to be released Monday after nine months in prison. He will be greeted by a nation where many feel his act of protest encapsulated their own bitterness over the war and U.S. occupation...
Kurds demand security after bomb kills 19 in Iraq (09/11/09)
BAGHDAD -- Kurdish lawmakers demanded the government step up security in northern Iraq after a suicide truck bomb flattened a neighborhood in a small village Thursday, killing 19 people and injuring 30 others in the most recent in a spate of attacks...
Crusaders sink Pirates in boys soccer action (09/11/09)
Saxony Lutheran dominated play against Perryville, but the Crusaders had to sweat it out. Saxony outshot Perryville 22-8 in its 1-0 victory in boys soccer Thursday. "We really haven't had a ton of opportunities in the games we've had so far," Crusaders coach Ryan Schweain said. ...
High school roundup: Jackson boys soccer squeaks in a win over Carbondale at home (09/11/09)
The Jackson boys soccer team remained undefeated by the slimmest of margins, winning at home on penalty kicks Thursday. The Indians and Carbondale, Ill., ended regulation tied 3-3, which is the way things stood after two overtimes. Carbondale failed on two of its five penalty kicks. Jackson made its first four, capped by Dylan Blaylock's successful shot that ended the contest...
A look at this week's high school football games (09/11/09)
Crystal City (0-2) at Chaffee (1-0) Last week: Sullivan 16, Crystal City 14; Chaffee did not play Last year: Crystal City 35, Chaffee 21 Outlook: Chaffee has had two weeks to savor a 12-6 victory against Grandview in its season opener. ...
Redhawks football team faces stiffest challenge of season (09/11/09)
The Southeast Missouri State football team takes a major step up in class this week. Southeast's annual game against a Division I-A opponent -- at Cincinnati on Saturday night -- will net the university's athletic department $275,000. The Redhawks hope their visit also nets them a win, although the odds are stacked against them...
Receivers short on numbers, credentials (09/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Donnie Avery might as well get used to double coverage. He's only in his second season, but the St. Louis Rams' other three wide receivers have even thinner resumes. Avery, a second-round pick last year, caught 53 passes with three touchdowns and has the speed to make defenses take notice. The rest of the quartet combined for 24 receptions last year and also are young, with none of them having two years' experience...
Bulger's pinkie among Rams' concerns (09/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Video games are not among Marc Bulger's passions. He's not much of a typist, either, using what he refers to as the "pointer finger" whenever he must use a keyboard. But if you're the St. Louis Rams' quarterback, a broken pinkie is fairly serious stuff...
Steelers lean on QB's passes to beat Titans in season opener (09/11/09)
PITTSBURGH -- Jeff Reed kicked a 33-yard field goal with 4:32 gone in overtime and the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers again relied on Ben Roethlisberger's ability to lead clutch scoring drives to beat the Tennessee Titans 13-10 in the NFL season opener Thursday night...
Position switch pays off (09/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Second base is feeling more like home to Skip Schumaker. The 29-year-old hadn't played the infield since college. Then second baseman Adam Kennedy was released by the St. Louis Cardinals a week before spring training. "I think Skip has gotten to the point where we expect him to make plays," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. ...
Haedo wins stage after Cavendish pulls out of race (09/11/09)
ST. JAMES, Mo. -- Britain's Mark Cavendish withdrew from the Tour of Missouri on Thursday with an infection his team said had spread to his lungs, becoming the second top contender to drop out of the weeklong race. Cavendish, a sprint specialist widely considered one of cycling's fastest riders, had been second overall after winning the first two stages and finishing fifth Wednesday in a 114-mile road race won by Norwegian Thor Hushovd...
Del Potro reaches semis, awaits opponent (09/11/09)
NEW YORK -- Juan Martin del Potro was aching for a second crack at a Grand Slam semifinal, a second chance to prove he has what it takes to win at that stage. By early Thursday evening, he knew he'd get that opportunity at the U.S. Open, thanks to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 quarterfinal victory over 16th-seeded Marin Cilic...
Another talk for students (09/11/09)
It's hard to say, for certain, what hidden menace lurked in the pep talk President Obama gave to young students on Tuesday. Millions of Americans, however, imagined something sinister. Many of them chose to excuse their sons and daughters from listening to ... ...
Little Big Town plays SEMO District Fair, the bands fourth gig in three years in Southeast Missour (09/11/09)
Little Big Town just can't stay away from Southeast Missouri. The country foursome will play a SEMO District Fair concert Thursday night, its fourth concert in Southeast Missouri in the past three years. "We love your area," band member Kimberly Schlapman said...
Debbie Barnhouse went from acting in River City Players productions to directing them (09/11/09)
In 1999, Debbie Barnhouse read in the Southeast Missourian that Cape Girardeau's community theater group was presenting "Steel Magnolias." Barnhouse told her husband, Randy, she wanted to see the play. He agreed, and they attended a dinner theater show...
ARTifacts 9/11/09 (09/11/09)
Arts and entertainment briefs
Fall film preview: Big names, big movies falling into theaters (09/11/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood might be telling its own life story this fall, presenting a lineup of liars, phonies, smooth talkers, bloodsuckers and greedy old men. Granted, there are heroes in the mix, including Robert Downey Jr. as the great detective in "Sherlock Holmes" and Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela in Clint Eastwood's post-apartheid drama "Invictus."...
Southeast Missouri District Fair grandstand entertainment (09/11/09)
SATURDAY Antique tractor pull The Egypt Mills Antique Tractor Club will have a free antique tractor pull at 8:30 a.m. with tractors from the 1930s and 1940s pulling thousands of pounds through the dirt to see who can haul the most despite age...
Mary Ann Wilhelm (09/11/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Mary Ann Wilhelm, 70, of Benton died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 6, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of John A. and Stella R. Griffaw Tarr. Mary Ann and James E. Wilhelm were married May 15, 1965, in Cape Girardeau. He died Aug. 13, 2009...
Bernice Rainey (09/11/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Bernice E. Rainey, 83, of Advance died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at her home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance. The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dale Huff officiating. Burial will be in Morgan Memorial Park in Advance...
Joie Tackett (09/11/09)
STURDIVANT, Mo. -- Joie Lee Tackett, 52, of Sturdivant died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time today at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance, Mo. The funeral will be at 5 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the Rev. Keith Price officiating. Burial will be in Greenbrier Cemetery...
Betty Fitzpatrick (09/11/09)
BERTRAND, Mo.-- Betty L. Fitzpatrick, 74, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at Bertrand Nursing Facility. She was born May 17, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Freda M. Nelson. Survivors include her twin brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Grace Fitzpatrick of Sikeston, Mo.; a niece, Cindy Fitzpatrick of Cape Girardeau; a nephew and his family, David and Kathy Fitzpatrick and their children, Dylan and Ryan Fitzpatrick of Cape Girardeau...
Marjorie Leimer (09/11/09)
Marjorie H. Leimer, 73, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 10, 1935, in Pocahontas, daughter of Arthur and Marie Koeberl Lichtenegger. She and Joe Leimer were married June 19, 1953, in Pocahontas...
Cheryl Scott (09/11/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Cheryl A. Scott, 61, of Perryville died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at her home. She was born Nov. 2, 1947, in Memphis, Tenn., daughter of James Peter and Janice Corrinne Coker Grindstaff. She was married July 18, 1969, to Larry Scott. He preceded her in death May 22, 1994...
Mary Hopkins (09/11/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mary Lankford Hopkins, 98, longtime resident of Chaffee died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009. Mary was born Oct. 31, 1910, in Sikeston, Mo., to Joe and Gertrude Lankford. She was married to the late Harold Hopkins, her husband of nearly 50 years...
Connie Warren (09/11/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Cornelia D. "Connie" Warren, 61, of Chaffee went to be with her lord Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at her home, with her loving family by her side. She was born Feb. 27, 1948, at Chaffee, daughter of Raymond Harold and Zella Mae Foster Moore. She and Gary Warren were married March 6, 1966...
Mabel Hunt (09/11/09)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Mabel L. "Peaches" Hunt, 63, of McClure died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at her home. She was born Dec. 30, 1945, in Alton, Ill., daughter of Lloyd Elmer and Virginia Evelyn Avery Osborn. Survivors include her husband, Gerald Robinson of Scott City; four sons, William, Anthony and James Ford, all of Caseyville, Ill., David Hunt of Scott City; three daughters, Kimberly Garcia-Pablo of McClure, Elizabeth Ford of Thebes, Ill., Samantha Weber of Scott City; three brothers, Clarence Osborn of Dupo, Ill., James Osborn of Summit, Ark., Dalmar Osborn of Collinsville, Ill.; two sisters, Elaine Hart and Juanita Osborn of Summit; 29 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.. ...
Births 9/11/09 (09/11/09)
Stickel; Lockridge; Hefner; Munoz; Almond; Laiben; Deck; Dowd; Chicora; Armstrong
Fire report 9/11/09 (09/11/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday:...
Police report 9/11/09 (09/11/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summonses; Theft; Burglary; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 9/11/09 (09/11/09)
25 years ago: Sept. 11, 1984 The SEMO District Fair is off to a rainy but rousing start; more than an inch of rain last night leaves the fairgrounds soggy, but activities continue on schedule; in front of the grandstand tonight will be the Atlanta Show...
A big finish (09/11/09)
It only took a few seconds for the cyclists in the Tour of Missouri stage from Ste. Genevieve to Cape Girardeau to whiz by spectators, but months of preparation made sure the event came off without a hitch. That's because dozens of organizers, led by Tracey Glenn of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, worked hard to make sure preparations were in place for every detail...
We're giving up our freedoms (09/11/09)
President Obama's loyalists have raised $250 million and a league of proponents, many paid, to push government-controlled health care on us. Obama himself instigated and perpetuated the myths and misinformation and has instructed his loyalists to blame the opposition and to see that they aren't permitted to express their views...
FairTax is the best answer (09/11/09)
It is time to stop taxing productivity in our country. The current income tax, payroll taxes (Social Security and Medicare), capital-gains tax, inheritance tax and corporate tax are a disincentive to productivity. Productivity is the only way wealth is created. Individuals and businesses produce goods and services that benefit themselves, benefit others and create wealth...
Speak Out 9/11/09 (09/11/09)
More of the same; There it is; Message for students; Government plan; Forced flu shots; Pay it forward; More taxes; Sidewalk project
Prayer 9/11/09 (09/11/09)
For those who harvest crops and produce our food and clothing, we give thanks. Amen.
Our Latest Canine Good Citizens (09/11/09)
Last evening four more dogs became Canine Good Citizens during the latest certification test held in Cape Girardeau. Of the dogs that participated, two are available for adoption through Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary and the Silverwalk Hounds Sanctuary...
Kelly High School Students Help Donate One Million Books to Children in Need (09/11/09)
Benton, Missouri - September 11, 2009 - 9th-12th graders from Kelly High School are joining Super Bowl MVPs Peyton and Eli Manning and Scholastic Book Clubs to help donate one million books to disadvantaged children. This fall, students in Miss Grissom's class have pledged to read 100 books as part of Scholastic Book Clubs' ClassroomsCare program. The philanthropy-based literacy campaign is designed to teach children about the joys and importance of reading and giving...
"Southern Illinois Has Talent" (09/11/09)
Finalists for the Southern Illinois Has Talent show scheduled for Saturday night Sept 5 on stage in front of the main grandstand were determined in preliminary competition held at the Fair grounds on Aug 30. There was four different age groups in the preliminaries. In the age group of,...
Xena of Crooked Creek (09/11/09)
Xena loves playing with her favorite fetch partner Blackjack of Crooked Creek. Here Xena is fetching sticks and balls in the Crooked Creek. Xena will even retrieve objects under water which is why water is dripping off her face in this photo.
Sir George and Mr Bunny (09/11/09)
Our tuxedo cat George just chilling with Mr Bunny in his favorite recliner.
MONTANA AND PENNY (09/11/09)
I was inspired to send in this photo of my daughter, Montana and her hamster,Penny when I saw Oreo's picture.. Penny is my daughters best friend, just like a dog to anyone else.. She is definately A big part of our family!! We love you Penny!!!
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