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Stories from Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Advance cancels special election after discovering it's not legal (10/07/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- A call from the Missouri Municipal League to the City of Advance has put a stop to the Nov.3 special election for mayor after municipal league personnel told the city a special election wouldn't meet state statutory requirements. "I take full responsibility for the mistake," said Advance City Attorney Don Rhodes. "I learned in law school that you should never assume you know what the statute says, because it could have been amended. I should have checked it."...
Another Southeast Missouri school cancels classes because of flu absences (10/07/09)
NEELYVILLE, Mo. -- The Neelyville R-IV School District in Butler County announced Tuesday it will close for the rest of the week due to the flu. District attendance was over 90 percent last week, said Superintendent Brad Hagood, but had fallen to 79 percent Monday...
First shipment of H1N1 vaccine arrives in Cape Girardeau County (10/07/09)
The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center has received its first doses of the H1N1 vaccine but had yet to administer any Tuesday afternoon. Health center assistant director Jane Wernsman said the center had received 400 doses late Monday. Wernsman said her department is working with local health care providers to determine which area health care workers and emergency personnel will receive the nasal spray vaccine...
Jackson School District provides flu shots for staff, students, parents (10/07/09)
The Jackson School District will offer flu shots for staff, students and parents during two clinics next week. Shots will be available for $25 for anyone older than 4. Associate superintendent Dr. Beth Emmendorfer said the district usually offers flu shots for district staff...
City to accept electronic waste Saturday (10/07/09)
Solid waste customers looking to dispose of broken or unused computers, monitors, CD/DVD players, stereos and other electronic gear can bring it to a Cape Girardeau city e-waste recycling collection site from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Arena Park 4-H shelter. ...
Jackson man sentenced to 25 years in prison for bow-and-arrow assault on ex-wife (10/07/09)
A man convicted of shooting his ex-wife with an arrow following a lengthy argument that began over a cold hotel room will serve 25 years in state prison. Merriel E. Housman Jr., 58, of Jackson, was sentenced to 20 years for first-degree assault and five years for felony domestic assault, with the sentences to be served consecutively, by Circuit Judge William Syler. ...
Missouri Supreme Court suspends license of one-time Cape lawyer (10/07/09)
The law license of an Anna, Ill., attorney who once practiced in Cape Girardeau was suspended for a year Tuesday by the Missouri Supreme Court for misleading clients about the status of cases and failing to deposit client settlement funds into a trust account...
State veterans Commission plans meeting Thursday (10/07/09)
The Missouri Veterans Commission will hold a town hall meeting to discuss veterans' concerns from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 63, 2731 Thomas Drive, Cape Girardeau. Officials from the commission, veterans service organizations and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be on hand to answer questions. Retired Marine Col. Jack Jackson will give a short presentation on veterans outreach...
Dems recommend Bollinger to fill circuit clerk vacancy (10/07/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The Bollinger County Democrat Club agreed Monday to recommend that Gov. Jay Nixon appoint Nick Bollinger of Marble Hill to fill the vacancy in the circuit clerk's office left by the resignation of Sharon Lutes. Bollinger, a self-employed bricklayer, has not held public office before, although he said he ran for collector in 1994, losing to current Ccollector Bob Anderson...
Work scheduled on roads in Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Perry counties (10/07/09)
Drivers cautioned about area road work...
Jackson Marching Band Festival postponed (10/07/09)
The Jackson Marching Band Festival has been postponed because of rainy weather. The annual noncompetitive event was set to start at 4 p.m. today with a parade through downtown Jackson followed by a show at the Jackson High School stadium. Bands from 15 area schools were invited to perform. The event has been rescheduled for next Tuesday...
Homemade bomb damages Mo middle school (10/07/09)
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) -- An investigation continues after someone threw a homemade bomb through a window at a suburban St. Louis middle school. It happened early Tuesday at Pattonville Heights Middle School in Maryland Heights. No one was hurt and the fire set off sprinklers that helped to keep it from spreading...
Staying warm will cost less this winter (10/07/09)
WASHINGTON -- Staying warm won't be quite as expensive this winter. People who heat with natural gas should do especially well, seeing their lowest bills in five years. But no matter what fuel is used, heating costs are expected to take less of a bite out of household budgets in the coming months -- from $20 to as much as $280 lower than last winter depending on what fuel is used, the government said...
Obama gives no signs on troop increases (10/07/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday ruled out shrinking the Afghanistan war to a counterterrorism campaign. Yet he did not signal whether he is prepared to send any more troops to the war zone -- either the 40,000 his top commander wants or a smaller buildup, according to several officials...
Security walls at Samarra shrine in Iraq now creating a division (10/07/09)
SAMARRA, Iraq -- The U.S. military on Tuesday handed over the last of its bases outside Samarra, a city billed as a reconciliation success story. Worries linger though that wartime remedies like barriers and checkpoints will encourage divisions and undermine hard-won security gains...
Crusaders fend off Tigers in boys soccer action (10/07/09)
The Saxony Lutheran Crusaders edged ahead in the first half. They barely held on in the second half. The Crusaders knocked off Central 2-1 behind two first-half goals Tuesday night at Saxony. The Tigers (4-12) started the game by applying pressure on Saxony...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Brooke Simpson (10/07/09)
Scott City's Brooke Simpson earned plenty of accolades in her high school volleyball career. She is an all-state performer who was named the 2008 Southeast Missourian Player of the Year. Now a senior, Simpson has stepped up her game as her team's schedule has taken a step up in difficulty...
High school roundup: Perryville earns two-game win against Hillsboro (10/07/09)
All the local high school sports action from Tuesday that was reported to the Southeast Missourian.
True freshman's motor keeps him in Redhawks' starting lineup (10/07/09)
Like most true freshmen in their first season of college football, Justin Love didn't know what to expect. Love acknowledged that he didn't anticipate stepping into the starting lineup. But that's exactly what happened. Love will make his sixth consecutive start at defensive end Saturday when Southeast Missouri State hosts Austin Peay on homecoming...
MLB approves Cubs sale (10/07/09)
CHICAGO (AP) -- Major League baseball owners on Tuesday unanimously approved the sale of the Chicago Cubs from the bankrupt Tribune Co. to the family of online brokerage billionaire and longtime fan Joe Ricketts. The vote was made during a conference call. Tom Ricketts, who has headed the sale for his family, could take day-to-day control of the Cubs by the end of the month...
Cards to start seasoned vet (10/07/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Randy Wolf has seen a lot in his 11-year career, just never the playoffs. He's finally getting a chance in the stadium where he watched the Los Angeles Dodgers as a kid. The 33-year-old left-hander proved to be the most consistent starter for the repeat NL West champions, although he quickly rejects the label of staff ace...
Rush's Rams? Limbaugh bids for St. Louis NFL team (10/07/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The lowly Rams have someone who loves them. Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday he is teaming up with St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts in a bid to buy the Rams, owners of the NFL's longest losing streak at 14 and just 5-31 since 2007...
49ers meet in person with Crabtree (10/07/09)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Three top San Francisco 49ers executives have met with unsigned wide receiver Michael Crabtree and his agent, Eugene Parker. Team spokesman Bob Lange confirmed the Tuesday meeting to The Associated Press but said the 49ers would not get into particulars of discussions or negotiations...
Twins win AL Central in playoff (10/07/09)
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Metrodome erupted in a jet-like roar as Carlos Gomez zoomed home with the winning run to finish off an AL Central race -- and a thrilling tiebreaker -- that didn't want to end. Minnesota wouldn't quit, while the Detroit Tigers finished their historic fade. And there was little time for the Twins to celebrate, because the New York Yankees were waiting...
No rest for the gardener with frost approaching (10/07/09)
Jeana Myers is thinking about getting her garden in Raleigh, N.C., ready for the first frost, even though it's still likely weeks away. Work in the garden doesn't end just because those long days of summer are over. Myers' peach, plum and other fruit trees have stopped bearing fruit, and the tomatoes are ripening more slowly as the days get shorter and the temperatures cooler...
Picking the right bakeware (10/07/09)
Some tips from Martha Stewart
Marshmallows not just plain vanilla any more (10/07/09)
BERKELEY, Calif. -- If you're still using plain old vanilla marshmallows at your campfire or in your cocoa, you're out of touch. The next generation of marshmallow lovers is amping the flavor of their puffy confections, taking their s'mores to new heights with tricks like slicing and stuffing them. And the marshmallow industry is taking notice...
Recipe Swap: Cajun cooking in Southeast Missouri kitchens (10/07/09)
Rob Weeks of Cape Girardeau shares recipes today for some of his favorite menu items from restaurants in New Orleans. All of these recipes contain ingredients that are either on hand at home or are easily found in area grocery stores. These recipes are also a great way to use end-of-the-season produce like eggplant, tomatoes, green peppers and onions. ...
'The Angry Filmmaker' to speak today (10/07/09)
Film and video professional Kelley Baker will speak at noon today in the Rose Theatre at Southeast Missouri State University with advice and stories about Hollywood and surviving in a corporate film world. Baker has worked on six Gus Van Sant movies, including "Finding Forrester," "Good Will Hunting" and "The Adventures of Mark Twain." Between all the major movies, Baker has given lectures telling budding filmmakers to "just shoot it." His nickname, "The Angry Filmmaker," stems from his anger that true independent films are not being made anymore.. ...
Elizabeth Taylor tweets about undergoing heart procedure (10/07/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Elizabeth Taylor says she's headed to the hospital for a heart procedure. The 77-year-old actress told her followers on Twitter that she is to undergo a "very new" procedure to improve heart function that "involves repairing my leaky valve using a clip device" rather than open-heart surgery...
Edna Dow (10/07/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Edna G. Dow of Perryville died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at her residence. She was 91. She was born in Perry County, Mo., on Aug. 7, 1918, daughter of the late Edgar and Margaret Beinlein Weinrich. She was married April 20, 1941, to Linus L. "Red" Dow, who preceded her in death Jan. 12, 1995...
Aileen Mantooth (10/07/09)
Olive Aileen Russell Mantooth, 86, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born to John Calvin and Ora Olive Moore Russell on June 8, 1923, in Matador, Texas. She married William Layfayette "Bill" Mantooth March 16, 1946, in Matador...
Wyvonna Huckabee (10/07/09)
Wyvonna May Marie Huckabee, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at her home. She was born Sept. 5, 1926, in Greenbrier, Mo., daughter of Charles A. and Ethel Inmann Jackson. She and Floyd Huckabee were married June 14, 1947, in Pocahontas, Ark. He preceded her in death April 16, 2000...
Lloyd Nance (10/07/09)
Lloyd Richard Nance, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born April 3, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, to Emil Lloyd and Lorna McNeely Nance. Nance worked for W.F. Hall Printing Co. in Chicago more than 20 years. Later he worked at Sears in Cape Girardeau, retiring in 1998...
Darrell James (10/07/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Darrell E. "Spider" James, 83, of Anna, formerly of Tamms, Ill., died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at his home. He was born Jan. 26, 1926, in Elco, Ill., son of Darrell and Rachel Newell James. He and June McDaniel were married Feb. 14, 1950, in Arkansas. She died Nov. 24, 2001...
William Welker (10/07/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- William P. Welker, 67, of Advance passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at his home. He was born May 11, 1942, at Advance, son of Elbert and Iva Mae Welker. William and Norma Jean Martin were united in marriage March 12, 1962, at Bloomfield, Mo...
Fire report 10/7/09 (10/07/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday:...
Police report 10/7/09 (10/07/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Assault; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Miscellaneous
Out of the past 10/7/09 (10/07/09)
25 years ago: Oct. 7, 1984 Congregations throughout the community fill grocery bags for the fifth annual fall food drive for FISH. The RENEW program begins at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and will run through Nov. 17; a tree-planting ceremony and balloon-raising activities mark the day; RENEW is a program designed to deepen faith by study and discussion of scriptures...
Corrections 10/7/09 (10/07/09)
n The calendar on Tuesday's Page 2A should have read that the senior citizen dance sponsored by Cape Central National Honor Society will be held Nov. 6.
Obama's failure will only add to doubts (10/07/09)
WASHINGTON -- There has been a growing narrative taking hold about Barack Obama's presidency in recent weeks: that he is loved by many, but feared by none; that he is full of lofty vision, but is actually achieving nothing with his grandiloquence...
Blame game (10/07/09)
Had the International Olympic Committee selected Chicago as the site for the 2016 Olympic Games, rest assured, President Obama and his bride were primed and ready to take full credit. Since the IOC turned their collective noses up at the U.S. bid, Obama's team is blaming former president George Bush for the snub...
Cutting the budget (10/07/09)
Say the word "earmarks" in reference to federal spending, and the hackles of most Americans go up. Most taxpayers regard earmarks as wasteful spending, money that could be put to better use or, better still, eliminated to reduce the nation's deficits and overall debt...
Governor has betrayed our trust (10/07/09)
Why can't politicians named "Nixon" be forthcoming? Unfortunately, the U.S. presidency was degraded in 1974 by investigations into Richard Nixon's illegal campaign activities. Had Tricky Dick merely provided requested audio tapes and cooperated with investigators, we would remember him today as a master of foreign policy and an admirable steward of the environment. Instead, his name has become synonymous with political cover-ups and corruption...
Speak Out 10/7/09 (10/07/09)
Good change; Terrorism threat; Shot choice; Burning fields; Government-run; Lacking logic; Preterm births
Prayer 10/7/09 (10/07/09)
For those who strive to make peace, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
Southeast Missouri Hospital Surgeons Use Robotic-Assisted Technology to Tackle a Physician's Complex Tumor (10/07/09)
In summer 2007, Martha Margreiter, MD, of Poplar Bluff was riding in a boat when it violently struck a wave, causing her to fall and hit her side. When the pain in her abdomen didn't cease, she went to see a doctor and was told some news she wasn't expecting. Dr. Margreiter had a rare benign tumor growing on her kidney known as angiomyolipoma...
Safe House for Women Steps Up (10/07/09)
The Safe House for Women is proud to announce that Allison Leonard, Shelter Director has been chosen as Regional Representative for the Southeast Region of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV.) MCADSV is the membership coalition of those working in the Missouri movement to end violence against women. ...
Alaska King Salmon (10/07/09)
This photo was taken during a july vacation to Alaska. Blake Ritter, son of Angie and Brian Ritter of Cape Girardeau, is standing with his 50 pound king salmon he caught (right) and his dad's 30 pound king salmon (left). Blake was quick to point out his fish was bigger than his dad's...
OCT 4TH (10/07/09)
FROHNA MO
OCT SKY IN FROHNA (10/07/09)
I TOOK THIS PICTURE OUTSIDE OF FROHNA OCT 4TH ON MR AND MRS J MUELLERS FARM
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (10/07/09)
Luna is a 12 week old kitten. She is very playful! Luna is available for adoption at The Humane Society of SEMO 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
War Child Riding Group Donates $2,000 to Veterans Home (10/07/09)
The War Child Riding Group recently presented a ceremonial "big check" for $2,000 to residents at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. This represents the total donations they have raised for the Veterans at a rally and poker runs held throughout the year...
Beechcraft Starship visits KCGI (10/07/09)
Of the 53 Starships manufactured by Beechcraft back in the 1980's, only 4 of these elegant corporate aircraft remain in service. This rare example was an overnite guest, with it crew taking a break before having their plane refueled and continuing on their journey...
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