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Stories from Friday, September 25, 2009

Cape County runs out of flu shots; several clinics canceled (09/25/09)
The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center ran out of flu vaccines and is canceling its upcoming clinics, said Charlotte Craig, the center's executive director. The center started giving flu shots at the Osage Centre on Sept. 18 and immunized 1,100 people during the clinic, Craig said...
Community college coalition delays recommendation (09/25/09)
Negotiations are continuing as business and education leaders develop a plan to provide community college service in Cape Girardeau County. The community college coalition came together Thursday in a meeting organizers hoped would result in a recommendation to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education...
DOT: Decision on airline for Cape airport to come soon (09/25/09)
The deadline has passed, and all the recommendations are in. Now the waiting game begins for Cape Girardeau and five other cities eager to learn which airline will provide subsidized commercial passenger service for their communities. The U.S. Department of Transportation intends to act quickly to award contracts for Essential Air Service providers that will fly from six cities in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa, said Bill Mosley, spokesman for the department. ...
Special team will honor Cape police's fallen officers at Oct. 22 ceremony (09/25/09)
For Cape Girardeau officer Darin Hickey, the invitation to join the police department's honor guard team and participate in an October ceremony honoring the lives of the five officers killed in the line of duty over the years was something that hit close to home...
Auditor recommends Cape Girardeau County set conservative budget (09/25/09)
An audit of Cape Girardeau County finances showed the county's total net assets increased by 5.5 percent from the previous year. But economic indicators may spell trouble for the county by the end of this year. As of Dec. 31, 2008, the county's total net assets were $15,569,561, an increase of $852,546 compared to Dec. 31, 2007...
Olathe, Center bus drivers agree to contract (09/25/09)
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A possible strike of school bus drivers has been avoided in a second Kansas City-area school district. The Olathe school district approved a contract with the busing company First Student on Thursday. Drivers in the Center district in Missouri on Friday passed a reworked proposal by a 10-to-1 ratio...
Jackson receives safety award (09/25/09)
A statewide safety organization has named the City of Jackson as a top promoter of safety in the workplace. During its recent Corporate Safety Awards presentation in Branson, Mo., the Safety Council of the Ozarks awarded Jackson with an honorable mention award. ...
Route K, Route O in Bollinger County reduced for pavement work (09/25/09)
Route K in Bollinger County reduced Route K in northeast Bollinger County will be reduced to a single lane of traffic Monday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. The work will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a stretch of road between Highway 72 and Route KK. The work zone will be marked with signs and motorists are asked to use caution while in the area...
USDA to fund efforts to improve water quality in Mississippi River (09/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Agriculture Department is pouring $320 million into efforts to improve water quality in the Mississippi River basin. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in a videotaped speech Thursday that he is creating the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative. ...
Reports: Nixon staffer told of E. coli problem (09/25/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An aide to Gov. Jay Nixon was told about high E. coli levels at the Lake of the Ozarks long before Nixon's office has said it became aware of the problem, a former state official told Senate investigators. A former Department of Natural Resources official told Senate investigators she informed Nixon aide Jeff Mazur about the E. ...
Experts: U. of Ill. image suffers little after admissions scandal (09/25/09)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Experts say the University of Illinois certainly has a black eye after being dragged through a high-profile admissions scandal, but its reputation and the fast public reaction from state officials could ward off long-term damage...
Mo. Rep. El-Amin resigns (09/25/09)
ST. LOUIS -- State Rep. Talibdin El-Amin pleaded guilty to a bribery charge and said he would resign Thursday after admitting he accepted $2,100 from a St. Louis gas station owner who wanted help resolving problems with city government. El-Amin, 38, acknowledged in court that he solicited the money after the gas station owner complained to him in March that he was facing increased business inspections and city nuisance citations because of a disagreement with an alderman...
G-20 leaders near limits on bankers' pay amid protests (09/25/09)
PITTSBURGH -- As police clashed with protesters in the streets, world leaders Thursday closed ranks on pay limits for bankers whose risky behavior contributed to the global financial meltdown. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner cited progress on several fronts, predicting that summit partners would endorse the broad outlines of a proposal to deal with huge imbalances in the global economy -- such as large trade surpluses in China and record budget deficits in the United States. ...
Experimental vaccine helps prevent HIV infections (09/25/09)
For the first time, an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic and a surprising result. Recent failures led many scientists to think such a vaccine might never be possible. The vaccine cut the risk of becoming infected with HIV by more than 31 percent in the world's largest AIDS vaccine trial of more than 16,000 volunteers in Thailand, researchers announced Thursday...
Feds: Suspect hit beauty stores for bomb supplies (09/25/09)
NEW YORK -- An Afghan immigrant plotted for more than a year to detonate homemade bombs in the United States, had recently bought bomb-making supplies from beauty supply stores and was looking for "urgent" help in the past two weeks to make explosives, an indictment charged Thursday...
Kennedy loyalist tapped as interim Senate replacement (09/25/09)
BOSTON -- Paul G. Kirk Jr. served Edward M. Kennedy as an aide, rooted beside him at Harvard-Yale football games and is the executor of his will. Now, as Kennedy's replacement in the Senate, he is charged with trying to complete his late friend's legacy by passing health care reform...
Jurors: FEMA trailer didn't expose family to fumes (09/25/09)
NEW ORLEANS -- A federal jury on Thursday rejected a New Orleans family's claims that the government-issued trailer they lived in after Hurricane Katrina was defective and exposed them to dangerous fumes. A jury of five men and three women decided that a trailer made by Gulf Stream Coach Inc. and occupied by Alana Alexander and her 12-year-old son, Christopher Cooper, was not "unreasonably dangerous" in its construction...
GOP aides: ACORN misusing contributions (09/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- The embattled community activist group ACORN appears to be collecting charitable contributions through affiliate organizations that it then uses for impermissible lobbying and political activity, says the Republican staff of the Senate Finance Committee...
Largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold, silver found in Britain (09/25/09)
LONDON -- An amateur treasure hunter prowling English farmland with a metal detector stumbled upon the largest Anglo-Saxon treasure ever found, a massive hoard of gold and silver sword decorations, crosses and other items, British archaeologists said Thursday...
Netanyahu says world must rally against Iran (09/25/09)
UNITED NATIONS -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waved designs of the most infamous Nazi death camp from a U.N. podium on Thursday, exhorting the world to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Just days after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad once again denied the Holocaust, Netanyahu used his speech before the U.N. General Assembly to warn of another catastrophe...
U.K. prison bans hand gel inmates used to get high (09/25/09)
LONDON -- A British prison said a bunch of inmates have been caught with their hands clean -- using hand sanitizing gel to get drunk. Peter McParlin of the Prison Officers Association said inmates were using it to make illicit alcohol. The gel had been distributed around the prison to stop the spread of the swine flu virus. McParlin said Thursday that giving inmates access to a gel with an alcohol content was unwise...
G-8: Iran has 3 months to stop uranium enrichment (09/25/09)
UNITED NATIONS -- Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Thursday that the Group of Eight nations is giving Iran until the end of the year to commit to ending uranium enrichment and avoid new sanctions. Frattini, whose nation holds the rotating chair of the club of wealthy nations known as the G-8, said the member's foreign ministers agreed Wednesday night to give Iran more time...
Sikeston's offense tramples Tigers (09/25/09)
Christian Cavaness perfectly read the short pass into the flat, stepped in front of the intended receiver and raced 48 yards for a touchdown. "I saw the slot guy, he tapped his thigh pad," said Cavaness, a Central sophomore defensive back. "He hadn't done it all game. I thought something was up...
High school roundup: Leopold beats Zalma in two games (09/25/09)
Kirsten Thele's 10 kills helped pace the Leopold volleyball team past Zalma in two games Thursday. Abby Landewee added nine kills and four blocks in the 25-20, 25-19 win. Lauren Seiler had 26 assists for the Wildcats (12-1). Leopold, ranked No. 2 in the latest Class 1 state poll, will travel to Bell City for a match against the rival Cubs tonight...
Central softball team falls to Poplar Bluff 7-2 after 6 errors (09/25/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Six errors led to four unearned runs Thursday for the Central softball team in a 7-2 loss to Poplar Bluff. Emily Myers scored both runs for Central and was 2 for 4 with a double, but took the loss in her third game back in the circle after returning from a broken pinkie...
A look at this week's high school football games (09/25/09)
Tonight's games Scott City (0-4) at Chaffee (1-2) Last week: Fredericktown 36, Scott City 14; St. Pius 41, Chaffee 0 Last season: Chaffee 28, Scott City 6 Outlook: Chaffee ended a 21-game losing streak in its rivalry with Scott City in 2007 and has since built a two-game winning streak against the Rams. ...
Southeast hungry for first OVC win (09/25/09)
The football seasons for Southeast Missouri State and Tennessee-Martin have been strikingly similar so far, with one notable exception. Southeast already has an Ohio Valley Conference loss, adding to the importance of Saturday's 6 p.m. game in Martin, Tenn., that marks the Skyhawks' OVC opener...
Tigers wrap up nonconference play at Nevada (09/25/09)
RENO, Nev. -- Missouri will try to close out its nonconference schedule a perfect 4-0 tonight against a winless Nevada team that's been plagued by turnovers in lopsided losses at Notre Dame and Colorado State. "We continue to shoot ourselves in the foot," said Nevada coach Chris Ault, whose patented pistol offense turned over the ball five times in a 35-20 loss at Fort Collins last week after a 35-0 drubbing by the Irish. Nevada is 0-2...
Bruising Jackson begs for heavier workload (09/25/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Steven Jackson is coming off his first 100-yard game of the season and is ready for heavy duty. But it might be a while before he gets a 20-carry game, even if the St. Louis Rams have built their offense around him. Jackson always has believed he's at his best in the fourth quarter, after the 235-pounder has worn down the opposition...
Blues score 3 power-play goals to beat Wild (09/25/09)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Andy McDonald scored two power-play goals and Patrik Berglund also connected with the man advantage in the St. Louis Blues' 4-1 exhibition victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. Alexander Steen also scored for St. Louis (3-1-1)...
Cardinals wait for another day to clinch division (09/25/09)
DENVER (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals had hoped to clinch the NL Central title without having to play a game Thursday night. A handful of Cardinals even crowded into Elway's Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel to see it happen. All they needed was a loss by the Chicago Cubs at San Francisco to clinch their fourth division title in six years. The Cubs delayed it by beating San Francisco 3-2, on a ninth-inning, two-run home run by Jeff Baker...
Music weekend (09/25/09)
It's hard not to get excited when talking to Mary Ramsey. Her face lights up at any mention of the River City Music Festival, playing out on stages in downtown Cape Girardeau today and Saturday. This time last year, Ramsey was slightly frantic with loose ends and hanging decisions. ...
Writing RIP (09/25/09)
I read somewhere this week that schools aren't emphasizing cursive writing these days. One school district said it only teaches cursive writing in the third grade. I suppose this bothers me most because it's another reminder of how long I've occupied this planet...
Cape Girardeau band Surtsey makes its River City Music Festival debut (09/25/09)
Among the 30-plus acts slated for this year's River City Music Festival is Surtsey, a newly formed trio of young musicians who have established a name for themselves in the music scene locally and across the Midwest. Surtsey is a volcanic island off the southern coast of Iceland. But in Cape Girardeau, Surtsey is Joseph Bassa, Drew Koeppel and Aaron Essner...
Music Review: Pearl Jam transcends on 'Backspacer' (09/25/09)
It's been said that Pearl Jam has spent most of the last decade essentially in revolt against fame. That may be true, but following a strong return to form on their 2006 self-titled disc, Pearl Jam continues to surprise with an upbeat and hope-filled collection on "Backspacer."...
Southeast Missouri State University brings 'Little Shop of Horrors' to life (09/25/09)
With one week until opening night, Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Theatre and Dance is in final preparations for the performance of "Little Shop of Horrors" in the Bedell Performance Hall. One of the longest running off-Broadway musicals, "Little Shop of Horrors" tells the tale of a flowershop owner whose business finally picks up after he purchases an unusual plant -- one that requires human blood to survive. ...
Cleveland proves he's his own 'Guy' (09/25/09)
NEW YORK -- On the premiere of his new Fox show, Cleveland Brown gets a fitting send-off from the world he inhabited on "Family Guy." Forces unleashed by "Family Guy" lunkhead Peter Griffin cause the front of Cleveland's home to be destroyed, exposing him naked in his second-floor bathtub, whereupon he slides -- yelping "no, no, no, no, no, NO!" -- to a crash-landing out on his front lawn...
New Michael Jackson song to be released (09/25/09)
NEW YORK -- The first posthumous release of a new Michael Jackson song, "This Is It," is scheduled for Oct. 12. Sony Music Entertainment offered few details about the song, except to say it includes backing vocals by Jackson's brothers. Two weeks later, Sony is releasing a two-disc set to coincide with the movie that shows scenes of Jackson rehearsing for his series of London concerts. Jackson died before publicly stepping back on stage...
Carolyn Bourland (09/25/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Carolyn M. Bourland, 84, of Goose Creek, S.C., formerly of Cairo, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at East Cooper Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, S.C. There is no visitation. Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mound City National Cemetery in Mound City, Ill., with Dr. Larry L. Potts officiating...
Stella Shepard (09/25/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Stella Shepard, 98, of Anna died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at Jonesboro Rehab and Health Care Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery...
Elmer Furlow (09/25/09)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Elmer Allen Furlow, 52, of Tamms died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at the H&S Care Center. Visitation will be from noon to service time Oct. 1 at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 1 at the funeral home...
Edna Goodman (09/25/09)
CAIRO, Ill. — Edna M. Goodman, 77, of Cairo died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill.
Dorothy Jansen (09/25/09)
ORAN, Mo. — Dorothy Jansen, 87, of Oran died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran is in charge of arrangements.
Rena Lomenick (09/25/09)
Rena C. Lomenick, 68, of Millersville died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at her home. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Rosa Ulrich (09/25/09)
Rosa M. Ulrich, 78, of Whitewater passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital in Sullivan. She was born Sept. 21, 1931, in Commerce, Mo., daughter of John and Stella Bolen Hale. She and Elwood Ulrich were married Oct. 24, 1953, at Morley, Mo...
Arthur Kraemer (09/25/09)
Arthur C. Kraemer, 88, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, Sept 22, 2009, at his home. He was born July 3, 1921, in Egypt Mills, son of Edwin O.H. and Mollie Farrow Kraemer. He and Lillie Davis were married Nov 27, 1947. Arthur served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He served in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater and was awarded three Bronze Stars and a Bronze Star Medal...
Births 9/25/09 (09/25/09)
Jennings; Morgan; Weaver; Eastman; Crowden; Williams; Demyan; Harris; King; Hobeck; Henderson; Burns
Fire report 9/25/09 (09/25/09)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Police report 9/25/09 (09/25/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summonses; Assault; Theft; Burglaries; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Arrest; Thefts; Burglary; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 9/25/09 (09/25/09)
25 years ago: Sept. 25, 1984 A sports journalist with experience on newspapers in Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma has been appointed sports editor of the Southeast Missourian; Marty Mishow, who recently was sports editor of the Duncan (Okla.) Banner, began his new duties last week...
Correction 9/25/09 (09/25/09)
n An article in Wednesday's Southeast Missourian incorrectly identified the source of domestic fish eggs harvested for caviar. The figures given are for shovelnose sturgeon eggs. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
A wonderful fair (09/25/09)
More than 100,000 fairgoers officially attended this year's eight-day SEMO District Fair, the oldest fair in Missouri after 154 years. This year also marked an anniversary for the fair: its 70th year at Arena Park. Prior to 1939, the fair was held at what was then called Fairgrounds Park, better known today as Capaha Park...
A devilish visit in my dreams (09/25/09)
I had a dream that a man materialized and said he could get into my heart because he was the devil. I asked if I had died, and he said not yet. "But when you do, I expect you to be my chief assistant." He said God had rejected me. The Devil explained how God makes his decisions. ...
Life chain event set for Oct. 4 (09/25/09)
The Sikeston Area Life Chain extends an invitation to local churches and the community to join the pro-life effort from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the corner of Main Street and Malone Avenue in Sikeston, Mo. The life chain is a nationwide pro-life event held each year on or around the first Sunday in October. It is a silent, peaceful, prayerful witness to the sanctity of human life. People of all faiths join in this hour of prayerful demonstration...
Appreciation for school workers (09/25/09)
I read with interest a recent Speak Out comment about the lack of appreciation for "the workers behind the scenes" at our local schools. I am happy to report that at Scott City schools we do recognize these special workers. Custodial Appreciation Day was held Sept. 11. Our custodians were showered with lovely treats, notes and pictures from our students and staff. Also, our awesome PTO officers made individual cakes for these hard-working people...
Thanks for CROP donations (09/25/09)
The local Church Women United would like to thank all who donated and came to our 40th annual CROP sale and luncheon. We sincerely appreciate the support and response we received from the local media. Donations have been made locally to Love INC, FISH Food Pantry, Family Resource Center, Teen Challenge and Jackson Food Pantry. Funds also have been set aside for our annual scholarship to the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center...
Speak Out 9/25/09 (09/25/09)
Utility help; Gas math; Need sidewalks; Too early; Inappropriate book; Disaster concern
Prayer 9/25/09 (09/25/09)
When our burdens are heavy, O God, you lighten our load, and we are thankful. Amen.
Mowgli's First Snow Experience (09/25/09)
He may look sweet, and cute, and playful but don't be fooled! He's actually that kind of cat that "cat-haters" describe when they are telling someone why they hate cats. He's sneaky and unpredictable and at times - malicious... but we love him VERY much!...
Shiloh (09/25/09)
Shiloh playing in leaves.
Baloo Showing Off (09/25/09)
This is our Plott Hound, Baloo.
Baloo - Close Up (09/25/09)
This is our Plott Hound, Baloo.
Mowgli's "Grass" Box (09/25/09)
Our cat, Mowgli, loves this decorative box in the kitchen. It is filled with faux grass, and it is rather spiky. Since he has lived with us, he has made the grass box his favorite place to lay and take a nap, although he overflows out of the box. He has mushed the grass down and ruined it as a decorative piece, but we'd never get rid of it, because it is now HIS!...
Mowgli's First Snow Experience (09/25/09)
He may look sweet, and cute, and playful but don't be fooled! He's actually that kind of cat that "cat-haters" describe when they are telling someone why they hate cats. He's sneaky and unpredictable and at times - malicious... but we love him VERY much!...
Little Ollie, Wonder Dog (09/25/09)
Here is a picture of our little mutt dog Ollie. He is a year old and very small at about 8 pounds. His new trick is to jump our 5 foot fence! Crazy guy, he just wants to go visit his other doggie friends in our neighborhood. He is our family best friend!...
ATTENTION! Augusten! (09/25/09)
DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS PUPPY? This is Augusten. He was one of our foster dogs this year, and we are extremely interested in knowing where he is now, and how he is doing, and what he looks like now! We had to bottle feed him, and became very attached to him. He was adopted from the Humane Society sometime around January of 2009. IF YOU RECOGNIZE HIM, E-MAIL ME AT eamorse1s@yahoo.com I would LOVE to hear how he is doing!!!...
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