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Stories from Monday, September 14, 2009

'America's Got Talent' winner Neal Boyd briefly hospitalized for exhaustion (09/14/09)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- The 2008 winner of NBC's "America's Got Talent" is pledging to take better care of himself after a brief hospital stay for exhaustion. Neal E. Boyd is a Sikeston, Mo., native who now lives in suburban St. Louis. He experienced shortness of breath and a fever on Wednesday after returning from Las Vegas, where he performed two days earlier on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. He checked himself into St. Luke's Hospital...
Cape Girardeau police charge man with arson relating to Friday's fire that damaged two homes (09/14/09)
Demarquis M. Gill, 25, of Cape Girardeau, faces arson charges in connection with a fire that occurred during early morning hours on Friday. Gill was charged with first-degree arson after the woman who had been living at 1863 Big Bend Road said they'd had a recent altercation, said Cape Girardeau police spokesman Sgt. Jason Selzer...
Jackson man injured in crash (09/14/09)
A Jackson man was in serious condition after his ATV overturned Saturday evening near Pocahontas. Scott E Winick, 34, was traveling on County Road 532 at around 9:04 p.m. when he lost control of his 2008 Polaris ATV and overturned, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said...
Miss SEMO Fair winners (09/14/09)
Tiny Miss SEMO Fair winners Age group: 2-3 1st place: Julianna Noble, Portageville, Mo. 2nd place: Nadia Ines Tiquila, East Prairie, Mo. 3rd place: Averee Diane Ackman, Dexter, Mo. Young Miss SEMO Fair winners Age group: 7-9 1st place: Madison Nicole Wooldridge, Bernie, Mo...
Food bank will receive new refrigerated truck (09/14/09)
Southeast Missourian The Southeast Missouri Food Bank will receive a new refrigerated truck for handling perishable foods, thanks to a donation from the Walmart Foundation's Missouri State Giving Program. The truck, to be purchased with a $45,000 grant, will allow the Cape Girardeau-based food bank to distribute more donated food throughout the region, Karen Green, executive director of the food bank, said in a news release announcing the gift...
Local ACT scores top state average (09/14/09)
Students at most area high schools continue to score higher than state averages on the ACT test. Graduates at Jackson, Notre Dame, Saxony Lutheran and Cape Girardeau Central High School scored higher than the 21.6 state composite score on the test, which measures college preparedness...
Working the fair, from concession stands to midway games (09/14/09)
In his time traveling with the Lowery Carnival Inc. this summer, Dawie Jordaan, a South Africa native, has worked at fairs in more than 20 U.S. cities, but he said the SEMO District Fair has been his favorite. "The people are really different, friendlier," said Jordaan, who takes tickets at the giant slide on the midway...
After three years, Tour of Missouri faces uncertain future (09/14/09)
From the cacophony of foreign languages along the 112-mile route to Cape Girardeau to the rapt spectators lining downtown streets, it was clear that big-time international sports had arrived in small-town Missouri. Playing the part of conquering hero: Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, who welcomed the 2009 Tour of Missouri's second-day stage last week in the city his family has called home for six generations...
St. Louis-area school fixes computers (09/14/09)
FLORISSANT, Mo. -- Students at North Technical High School are talking about system boot ups and crashing hard drives. They wear matching polo shirts. Laura Moser, a Florissant resident, is listening to North senior Sandi Bowers, 17, as she carefully explains the reinstallation of a hard drive on the woman's laptop, taking it from dust collector to working machine once again...
Police: Body found in Yale lab (09/14/09)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Police in Connecticut on Sunday said they found what they believe is the body of a Yale University graduate student and bride-to-be hidden inside the wall of a university building where she was last seen five days before. New Haven assistant police chief Peter Reichard said officials presumed the body was that of doctoral student Annie Le, although they had not yet positively identified it. Le has been the focus of a massive police search since Tuesday...
A year after crisis, banks are back to taking the same risks as before (09/14/09)
NEW YORK -- A year after the financial system nearly collapsed, the nation's biggest banks are bigger and regaining their appetite for risk. Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and others -- which have received tens of billions of dollars in federal aid -- are once more betting big on bonds, commodities and exotic financial products, trading that nearly stopped during the financial crisis...
Layoffs lead to fewer corporate blood donors in United States (09/14/09)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Blood donation centers in some areas are noticing a pattern: corporate drives are attracting fewer donors, and they believe it's because of the economy. It's not a problem everywhere, and the nation's overall blood supply is adequate to cover local shortages. In many cases, a majority of the blood is donated during workplace drives. But when workers are laid off or aren't replaced after retirements and buyouts, there are fewer donors...
Texas city marks anniversary of Ike (09/14/09)
GALVESTON, Texas -- Mymi Freedman's memories of Hurricane Ike's immediate aftermath still linger, especially in one sense. "The smell -- everything was rotten," she said Sunday, sitting in her garage with her husband Sergio and reflecting on the year that has passed since Ike damaged thousands of homes, including her own, on the Texas island city of Galveston...
Police hope syringes help cut back on drunk driving (09/14/09)
BOISE, Idaho -- When police officer Darryll Dowell is on patrol in the southwestern Idaho city of Nampa, he'll pull up at a stoplight and usually start casing the vehicle. Nowadays, his eyes will also focus on the driver's arms, as he tries to search for a plump, bouncy vein...
Debate easing on public insurance option (09/14/09)
WASHINGTON -- The White House and members of Congress on Sunday played down an immediate role for a government health insurance option and turned attention to regulating insurers, with the goal of lowering costs and ensuring coverage regardless of medical condition...
With 50 million new patients, more primary docs a must (09/14/09)
BOSTON -- When Dr. Robert Flaherty launched a private practice in 2001, he soon found himself cramming in as many patients as possible to make ends meet, leaving little time to discuss with them the steps they could take to prevent future health troubles...
County wants millions to fix image after ash spill (09/14/09)
KINGSTON, Tenn. -- For a Tennessee community that fears being forever linked to one of the country's worst environmental disasters, an estimated $1 billion being spent to clean up a massive coal ash spill that flooded its lakeside homes isn't enough...
Parade showcases Chinese military (09/14/09)
BEIJING -- China's biggest military parade in a decade will show off an army bristling with formidable new capabilities and deliver a potent message to the U.S. and others not to underestimate Beijing's determination to defend its interests at home and abroad...
Israel says there are differences with U.S. over peace talks (09/14/09)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking before a key meeting with the White House Mideast envoy, said Sunday that differences remain with the U.S. over resuming peacemaking with the Palestinians. Netanyahu delivered the assessment before flying to Cairo for talks with Egypt's president, a main mediator in efforts to restart peace talks, and ahead of a meeting with George Mitchell, the U.S. envoy, later this week...
Spain eatery has plan to beat swine flu (09/14/09)
ALCOBENDAS, Spain -- A pocket of Spanish suburbia hardly seems the spot for a new swine flu battlefront, but an eatery in a shopping mall outside Madrid claims to be the world's first restaurant with a specific plan to protect against the disease...
Redhawks fight off bus lag (09/14/09)
Southeast Missouri State soccer coach Heather Nelson found it understandable that the Redhawks came out somewhat sluggish for Sunday afternoon's game. About 30 hours earlier, the Redhawks had returned to Cape Girardeau following a bus ride of nearly 600 miles from Friday night's match at Northwestern (La.) State...
Braves sweep Cards at home (09/14/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Javier Vazquez doesn't think he was ever this efficient. Vazquez needed just 94 pitches to shut down the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Chris Carpenter in a 9-2 win Sunday. "I don't remember throwing a complete game with less than 100 pitches," Vazquez said. "Usually I'm at 100 pitches by the seventh inning. I feel really good about that."...
Hamlin wins at home, Busch falls short of Chase (09/14/09)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Denny Hamlin vowed to step up this season and make a serious run at the championship. With teammate Kyle Busch out of his way, the path is a lot clearer. Hamlin scored his breakthrough victory at home track Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night to take a burst of momentum into the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Busch, his teammate, was shut out of the title hunt because his fifth-place finish wasn't enough to get him into the 12-driver field...
Rams shut out by Seahawks in opener (09/14/09)
SEATTLE -- The feisty, new-look Seahawks of coach Jim Mora attacked on defense during plays -- and scrapped after them. On offense, they showed balance between run and pass, and did a good job of protecting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. It was as if 2008 never happened...
Favre leads Vikings to victory in debut (09/14/09)
CLEVELAND -- After rolling into the end zone with his first NFL touchdown, Vikings rookie wide receiver Percy Harvin had to absorb an unexpected hit. Brett Favre flattened him. "I thought we were going to bump chests or something," Harvin said. "He wasn't slowing down. I took it and we fell to the ground. It was a great feeling."...
Clijsters wins U.S. Open (09/14/09)
NEW YORK -- Kim Clijsters cradled the baby in one hand, the trophy in the other. The joy of motherhood. The joy of winning the U.S. Open. Clijsters made history Sunday night, capping a comeback from two years out of tennis to become the first unseeded woman to win the Open -- and the first mom to win a major since 1980 -- with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over No. 9 Caroline Wozniacki...
Zabriskie wins Tour of Missouri (09/14/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- American David Zabriskie was never challenged in the final stage of the Tour of Missouri, cruising along with the main pack while others made runs toward the front. Zabriskie won the first professional stage race of his career on Sunday, holding onto his 30-second lead during a 71.4-mile ride through the streets of downtown Kansas City in what could be the final stage for Tour of Missouri...
Tiger coasts to a runaway victory (09/14/09)
LEMONT, Ill. -- Tiger Woods' only way out was a 3-iron through a 20-foot wide corridor of fans and 30-foot high canopy of trees. For his next shot, he had to hook a 9-iron around another big tree and try to bounce it up a ramp onto the green. After all that, he wound up with another birdie...
Redhawks have chance to impress with start of OVC play (09/14/09)
The Southeast Missouri State football team is where most people thought it would be at this point with a 1-1 record. There was the impressive 72-3 drubbing of NAIA Quincy in the season opener, followed by Saturday's 70-3 pounding at Division I-A Cincinnati, which is now ranked 17th nationally...
People on the move 9/14/09 (09/14/09)
Elements spa hires massage therapist, two stylists Elements Salon and Spa, 2031 Cape LaCroix Road in Cape Girardeau, has added two stylists and a massage therapist to its staff. Elishah Urbaez, formerly of Concepts Salon, and Leslie Seyer, formerly of J.C. Penney Salon, are the newest stylists on staff. Mindy Jones joins the salon as a massage therapist...
Talking Shop with Danea Johnson, owner of Concepts Styling Salon in Cape Girardeau (09/14/09)
New York Fashion Week kicked off Sept. 10, and among the stylists attending the eight-day event was Danea Johnson, owner of Concepts Styling Salon in Cape Girardeau. A native of Cape Girardeau, Johnson and her husband, Mike, have a daughter, Grace. Southeast Missourian business reporter Brian Blackwell visited with Johnson to learn more about her life and how she became the owner of the salon...
Mall loses one store, announces future openings (09/14/09)
During Tuesday's Tour of Missouri I was assigned to hang out for a few hours at the parking lot in front of the old Steve and Barry's location at West Park Mall. I had a little time to kill before the shuttles began transporting passengers downtown, so I strolled through the mall to see if there were any changes...
Emilie Lysell (09/14/09)
Emilie J. Lysell, 63, of Jackson died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. A private memorial service will follow.
G.R. Ellis (09/14/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- G.R. "Dick" Ellis, 81, of Anna died at 4:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at Union County Hospital in Anna. Friends may call after 1 p.m. until time of service Tuesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Anna...
The Rev. Bailess Pearman (09/14/09)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- The Rev. Bailess E. Pearman, 84, of Olmsted Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at Jonesboro Rehab and Health Care Center in Jonesboro, Ill. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour today at the Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Pulaski, Ill...
Richard Lashmet (09/14/09)
Richard Eugene "Richie" Lashmet, 35 of Scott City died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Police report 9/14/09 (09/14/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assault Theft Property damages Miscellaneous...
Fire report 9/14/09 (09/14/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday:...
Out of the past 9/14/09 (09/14/09)
25 years ago: Sept. 14, 1984 What were believed to be human remains found at a Cape Girardeau dump site at the Lone Star Industries cement plant over a week ago turned out to be the remains of a black bear. Another big crowd rolled through the turnstiles last night at the SEMO District Fair, as overall attendance continues to push to near-record levels; more than 13,000 people visited the fair yesterday; grandstand entertainment tonight will be Ronnie Milsap...
Don't give up now on health care battle (09/14/09)
Wednesday night from our Americans for Prosperity "Hands Off My Health Care" town hall meeting at the Raleigh, N.C., fairgrounds, I watched along with 1,100 activists as the president declared he has basically saved our economy since coming into office in January...
Air service (09/14/09)
Air service for passengers who want to fly from the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport to a major hub has had a spotty record in recent years, even with multimillion-dollar federal subsidies. The most successful service ended three years ago when an average of 22 people a day took advantage of RegionsAir's frequent flights to and from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Most recently, there have been an average of two passengers a day on less-frequent flights offered by Great Lake Airlines...
Seeing the light on wars (09/14/09)
At last, George Will has it right. As to Afghanistan: "Afghanistan would need hundreds of thousands of coalition troops, perhaps for a decade or more. That is inconceivable." As to Iraq: "If, despite contrary evidence, the U.S. surge permanently dampened sectarian violence, all U.S. forces can come home sooner than the end of 2011. If, however, the surge did not succeed, U.S. forces must come home sooner."...
Lack of facts is disappointing (09/14/09)
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill claimed the "biggest disappointment" of the president's speech was an outburst accusing the president of being a liar. The outburst was unfortunate, but I disagree with Sen. McCaskill. I was more disappointed that our president avoided an opportunity to use all the facts in this important and necessary discussion...
Speak Out 9/14/09 (09/14/09)
Rules, rules, rules; Let's talk; No shortcut; Recycling advice
Prayer 9/14/09 (09/14/09)
For those who exhibit and participate in the fair, we ask your blessing, O God. Amen.
Girl Scouting Teaches Girls Leadership Skills, Self-Confidence: (09/14/09)
Girl Scout troops are now forming for the 2009-2010 membership year, and Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland invites all Cape Girardeau County girls in grades K-12 to join! With flexible program pathways and fresh, exciting activities, the new Girl Scout Leadership Experience empowers girls to discover a strong sense of self, connect with others in a changing world, and take action to help make the world a better place...
Ava and "Orange Kitty" (09/14/09)
The family has yet to agree on our new kitty's name. Ava says it's "Orange Kitty" while we say it's "Oliver." She usually wins. We love him either way.
First Presbyterian VBS (09/14/09)
First Presbyterian Church of Cape Girardeau held their vacation Bible school July 20-24. Along with VBS, they had a "basketball bounce-a-thon" to raise money for Heifer International. The top bouncer was Carsen Silliman.
Wind Storm of Robin Hill (Windy) (09/14/09)
This is Windy, doing what she loves to do best, playing in the field. She loves to run and chase anything that moves. In this picture, she is waiting for me to throw a stick for her to chase.
New Puppy (09/14/09)
Marieena in St. Joe State Park with our new puppy Blue Moon. She is 6 weeks old part australlian shepard, blue heeler and rat terrier.
Sept. 14, 2009 (09/14/09)
Jackson sky at sunrise ! If you slept late you missed a beautiful sight !!!
september swirls (09/14/09)
this was a classic afternoon in the sky's this is one of the best of the day
Zone Drop (09/14/09)
If you want a real thrill, then I suggest this ride at the SEMO District Fair.
Take a Chance (09/14/09)
Take a chance at one of the games and win a prize at the SEMO District Fair 2009.
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