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Stories from Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bollinger County sees high demand for flu shots (10/14/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The Bollinger County Health Center gave more than 650 seasonal flu shots during a one-day clinic at the end of September, the largest response it ever had, said director Beverly Piepenbrok. Meadow Heights, Leopold and Zalma school districts had vaccinations for their students and staff that same week. Woodland had requested 300 doses, and decided to wait until there was enough vaccine to accommodate the school in one day, Piepenbrok said...
Marble Hill aldermen give tentative approval for war memorial (10/14/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Marble Hill aldermen Monday night gave tentative approval to let the Bollinger County Memorial Wall Committee go ahead with plans to build a veterans' memorial in Railroad Park, and to put up a sign indicating that the park will be the memorial's future site...
Aron Ralston shares his survival story with audience at Southeast Missouri State University (10/14/09)
When Aron Ralston became trapped by a boulder during a rockslide he encountered while climbing the canyons in the remote Utah desert in April 2003, essentially pinned in one place for days without sufficient food or water, he didn't have many options...
Three Rivers president Dr. Devin Stephenson, Jackson city leaders discuss community college options (10/14/09)
Three Rivers Community College president Dr. Devin Stephenson described Jackson as a charming and thriving community that is right for a community college. Jackson city and school officials greeted Stephenson during a community reception at city hall Tuesday night...
Emerson challenger reports strong fundraising (10/14/09)
With 13 months to go before the 2010 election, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson already faces her best-funded opponent since 1998. Former U.S. Army Maj. Tommy Sowers reported raising $204,510 since creating his campaign committee about a month ago. That's more than Emerson's last five Democratic challengers combined raised for their campaigns and the most since then-Circuit Judge Tony Heckemeyer raised $375,689 for his campaign in 1998.
Second case of H1N1 confirmed in Cape Girardeau County (10/14/09)
The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center has confirmed a second case of the H1N1 virus. According to Vanessa Landers, a public health nurse with the health center, a 16-year-old male tested positive for the virus last week after a visit to the center's rural health clinic. Only patients from birth to 18 years old on Medicaid are eligible to receive the treatment at the clinic...
Southeast's business college makes list of best schools (10/14/09)
Southeast's business college makes list of best schools The Princeton Review listed Southeast Missouri State University's master of business administration on its list of the 301 best business schools. The university's master of business administration program, which started in 1996, is featured in the 2010 edition of the book. ...
Limbaugh already down 1 vote in bid to buy Rams (10/14/09)
BOSTON -- Rush Limbaugh's bid to buy the St. Louis Rams ran into opposition within the NFL on Tuesday. Colts owner Jim Irsay vowed to vote against him, and commissioner Roger Goodell said the conservative commentator's "divisive" comments would not be tolerated from any NFL insider...
Police searching for Woodlawn Avenue burglary suspect (10/14/09)
Cape Girardeau police are searching the area of Woodlawn Avenue for a burglary suspect. A neighbor alerted police to the burglary Tuesday after seeing two men appear to force their way into the residence. When police arrived, they saw the men near the house holding a green duffel bag, said Cpl. Adam Glueck, spokesman for the police department.
Cape middle school aims for 100 percent score on multiplication test (10/14/09)
About 350 Cape Girardeau middle schoolers are a step closer to meeting a schoolwide academic goal. The school is working on a multiplication facts campaign to achieve a 100 percent passing rate on a timed test, said principal Mark Kiehne. ...
Kelly school district gets grant money for new well (10/14/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Kelly School District, which has been struggling since February to keep its on-campus well in operation, will use an emergency grant to dig a new temporary well. The emergency Community Development Block Grant for $20,251, announced Tuesday by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, will provide a guaranteed water supply until the school hooks into the newly created Scott County Public Water Supply District No. 4 sometime next year, superintendent Don Moore said...
Bootheel town considering banning pit bulls (10/14/09)
SENATH, Mo. -- Several residents of Senath attended the Senath City Council meeting in support of keeping their family pets, which would be taken from the homes as stated in a recently proposed ordinance banning pit bulls from the city. Mayor Joe Lane asked those present at the meeting to choose one person to represent the group and speak to the board...
Central Missouri ousts president Podolefsky (10/14/09)
WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) -- The University of Central Missouri's Board of Governors has decided to replace the university's president. The board has given no reason for its decision to oust Aaron Podolefsky, effective June 30. He has been school president since July 2005...
Springfield elementary closes school for a week (10/14/09)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Springfield school officials have closed Delaware Elementary school for nearly a week after after absences related to the flu reached 30 percent. Parents were asked on Tuesday to keep their children at home until Monday. Besides its high rate of absences, Delaware was closed because many of its students have special needs, who are particularly susceptible to the flu...
Lawsuit targets Mo. tax credits (10/14/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Two St. Louis residents have asked a court to strike down Missouri's latest economic incentives law in an attempt to halt tax credits for a massive redevelopment project. A lawsuit against the state claims the tax credits for assembling large tracts of land violate a constitutional ban on granting public money to private entities...
Former Mo. environmental agency official regrets E. coli report delay (10/14/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The former deputy chief of Missouri's environmental agency says he regrets the delayed release of an E. coli report from the Lake of the Ozarks because the controversy has created suspicion toward the agency, but he maintains the wait did not risk public health...
September retail sales fall 1.5 percent post Clunkers (10/14/09)
WASHINGTON -- Retail sales declined in September by the largest amount this year as car sales plummeted following the end of the government's popular Cash for Clunkers program. But outside of autos, sales were better than expected. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that retail sales dropped 1.5 percent last month. That's smaller than the 2.1 percent fall economists had expected, but still the biggest setback since sales dropped 3.2 percent in December...
Treasury said to be unprepared for AIG bonus plans (10/14/09)
WASHINGTON -- The pitched drama over bonuses for bailed-out executives will be revived on Capitol Hill today as a government watchdog explains how some executives nearly brought down the financial system -- then pocketed millions. Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general for the $700 billion financial rescue program, will answer questions about a new report outlining the official missteps that led to massive bonus payments for executives at insurer American International Group Inc...
Snowe suggest scenario for government-run option (10/14/09)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Olympia Snowe, the only Republican to support the Finance Committee's health care bill, said today she could foresee a government-run plan that would "kick in" if private insurers failed to live up to expectations. Snowe emphasized that she still opposes the so-called public option, but said she also believes the private insurance market must yield a system in which health coverage becomes more widely accessible and affordable...
Boy hit by deer while playing football (10/14/09)
WINTERSVILLE, Ohio -- A 7-year-old Ohio boy playing a game of backyard football was tackled by a deer. Brandon Hiles says he encountered the buck when the ball rolled into woods while he was playing with friends Saturday in Wintersville, about 125 miles east of Columbus. The boy said the buck ran at him and flipped him with its antlers, leaving bruises and a gash...
Calif. mulls energy limits for TVs (10/14/09)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California utilities and environmental groups Tuesday urged state energy regulators to ban the most power-hungry televisions from stores as a way to lower electricity demand. A rule before the California Energy Commission would impose the nation's first energy-efficiency requirements for flat-screen TVs, a mandatory standard that is expected to be copied by other states...
P&G's new CEO McDonald seeks 1B more customers (10/14/09)
CINCINNATI -- The Procter & Gamble Co.'s new CEO wants to fire up growth by adding a billion new customers for products such as Pampers diapers and Gillette shavers around the globe over the next five years. P&G veteran Bob McDonald spoke with shareholders Tuesday in the first annual meeting since he moved up from chief operating officer on July 1 with sales down as households cut spending in the recession. ...
N.M. project would link nation's three big electric grids (10/14/09)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Officials announced an ambitious project Tuesday in New Mexico that would allow energy to flow more freely across the nation's three massive power grids, breaking down significant barriers to ramping up alternative energy in the United States...
Health care bill clears hurdle, gains GOP backer (10/14/09)
WASHINGTON -- Historic legislation to expand U.S. health care and control costs won its first Republican supporter Tuesday and cleared a key Senate hurdle, a double-barreled triumph that propelled President Barack Obama's signature issue toward votes this fall in both houses of Congress...
Kindle lightens textbook load, but flaws remain (10/14/09)
SEATTLE -- It's an experiment that has made back-to-school a little easier on the back: Amazon.com gave more than 200 college students its Kindle e-reading device this fall, loaded with digital versions of their textbooks. But some students are finding they miss the decidedly low-tech conveniences of paper -- highlighting, flagging pages with sticky notes and scribbling in the margins...
Number of abortions declining worldwide (10/14/09)
NEW YORK -- Increased contraceptive use has led to fewer abortions worldwide, but deaths from unsafe abortions remain a severe problem, killing 70,000 women a year, a research institute reported Tuesday in a major global survey. More than half the deaths, about 38,000, are in sub-Saharan Africa, which was singled out as the region with by far the lowest rates of contraceptive use and the highest rates of unintended pregnancies...
Nobel jury defends Obama decision (10/14/09)
OSLO -- Members of the Norwegian committee that gave Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize are strongly defending their choice against a storm of criticism that the award was premature and a potential liability for the U.S. president. Asked to comment on the uproar following Friday's announcement, four members of the five-seat panel said they had expected the decision to generate both surprise and criticism...
S. Korean minister to officiate mass wedding of 40,000 today (10/14/09)
ASAN, South Korea -- Nearly a half-century after the Rev. Sun Myung Moon performed his first mass wedding, the 89-year-old leader of the Unification Church is getting ready to marry off tens of thousands of people in spectacles from the United States to South Korea...
Dock leads Kelly to district softball crown (10/14/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Kelly pitcher Danielle Dock couldn't appreciate her performance in Tuesday's Class 2 District 2 title game. She felt she'd lost some velocity from the semifinal earlier in the day. She felt she didn't hit enough of her spots...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: C.J. Pavlovsky (10/14/09)
St. Vincent senior C.J. Pavlovsky led his team to a victory over Grandview during Week 7 of the high school football schedule.
High school roundup: Notre Dame girls sweep Central in two games (10/14/09)
All the high school action from Tuesday night that was reported to the Southeast Missourian.
ND nets lone goal vs. Central (10/14/09)
Jack Mocherman found himself wide open at the 18-yard box. He did something he usually doesn't do. He fired a shot. The rare attempt went off the crossbar and into the back of the net to boost Notre Dame past host Central 1-0 on Tuesday night. "Coach has been telling us to take more shots lately," Mocherman said. "If you never take shots, you never make it. So I knew I had to let it fly."...
Scott City puts up fight in softball semis (10/14/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Scott City quickly found itself in a pickle during its Class 2 District 2 semifinal Tuesday. Top-ranked Kelly loaded the bases with no outs in the first inning, threatening to blow open their contest. But Scott City pitcher Melanie Lacey and the Rams wiggled out of the mess without surrendering a run...
Redhawks volleyball team ends skid against Cougars (10/14/09)
A break from Ohio Valley Conference play offered the Southeast Missouri State volleyball team a strong chance to snap its four-match losing streak. The host Redhawks took advantage Tuesday night, sweeping Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 25-20, 25-23, 25-19...
Cards' Molina sued over appearances, autographs (10/14/09)
ST. LOUIS -- A New York sports marketing firm has sued St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, saying he ignored their agreement to make appearances and sign autographs. Steiner Sports Marketing's lawsuit, filed Friday in New York, said the sports memorabilia company had a contract with Molina dating to October 2006. It says Steiner paid Molina $90,660 in advance when the contract was renewed in July 2008, but he later refused to attend autograph signings and will not return the money...
Ankiel's days with St. Louis likely over (10/14/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Rick Ankiel struck out as a pinch hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals' final out of the season. It likely was his final game with the team, too. The 30-year-old outfielder is due for free agency and his playing time was reduced down the stretch. Manager Tony La Russa advised Ankiel, who has been with the Cardinals his entire career since getting drafted as a phenom high school left-handed pitcher in 1997, to look for the best deal...
Taking pumpkin beyond pie (10/14/09)
Pumpkins aren't just an icon of Halloween. They also are a sign of healthy eats. Like carrots, pumpkins are loaded with the antioxidant beta-carotene, potassium and fiber. Plus, with only 49 calories per cup (cooked), this tasty squash is a great fit for a healthy diet...
Recipe Swap: Highlighting recipes submitted by readers (10/14/09)
Every week we make an appeal for readers to send in recipes and share those with other readers of this column. It is fun to see what people send in and some of the things people like to cook. Over the years we have gotten some good recipes, and some unique ones as well. But all are interesting to read, and you can always learn something from reading recipes...
Turn organic debris such as leaves, clippings into nutrient-rich compost (10/14/09)
Have you noticed how everyone and every business is "going green" these days? I saw an ad in the newspaper about a bank that is now going green. I always thought a bank was a green business. Isn't money in the United States green? I guess that is not exactly what they meant...
Review: Hits and misses make up 'New York, I Love You' (10/14/09)
LOS ANGELES -- The title is "New York, I Love You," and it's a collection of shorts intended as one big love letter to the city and all the romance it has to offer. The result is a curiously bland hodgepodge -- not terribly evocative of such a famous place, and not all that inspiring in the connections it depicts...
Michael Jackson earns AMA nod (10/14/09)
NEW YORK -- Michael Jackson has a chance to win artist of the year posthumously at the American Music Awards. The pop superstar, who died June 25, was among a diverse group of artists nominated Tuesday for the top honor. Country star Taylor Swift, rapper Eminem, breakthrough rockers Kings of Leon and flamboyant pop star Lady Gaga were the other nominees...
Irene Sanders (10/14/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Irene C. Sanders, 89, of Maryville, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville. The funeral will be at noon Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Milton Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Home Cemetery...
Loretta Holloway (10/14/09)
Loretta Holloway, 58, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 1 to 1:40 p.m. Monday at Cotrell Funeral Chapel in Poplar Bluff. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Poplar Bluff City Cemetery...
Henry Durham (10/14/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Henry Wilson Durham, 90, of Marble Hill died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at his home. He was born April 10, 1919, in Lowndes, Mo., son of George and Pheraby Richey Durham. He and Pearl M. Moyers were united in marriage June 29, 1946...
Brenda Grubb (10/14/09)
MARQUAND, Mo. -- Brenda Marie Grubb, 61, of Marquand, formerly of Thebes, Ill., died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau...
Delia Lampley (10/14/09)
Delia P. Lampley, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at the Lutheran Home. She was born March 13, 1919, in Cambria, Ill., daughter of William and Pearl Biggs Followell, who both preceded her in death. She married Harvey Pope, who preceded her in 1959. She later married Glen Lampley in 1988, who preceded her in 1997...
Richard Sanders (10/14/09)
Richard Lee "Dick" Sanders, 73, of St. Louis passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009. He was born in Illmo. He was married to Mary Ruth Adams 37 years until her death in 1989; then to Marjorie Huey until her death earlier this year. He will be remembered for his love for his family and his faith in God...
Births 10/14/09 (10/14/09)
Laurence; Roe
Police report 10/14/09 (10/14/09)
Arrests; Assaults; Thefts; Miscellaneous
Fire report 10/14/09 (10/14/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Out of the past 10/14/09 (10/14/09)
25 years ago: Oct. 14, 1984 The Rev. Roy Jones has begun his work at First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau as minister of education and outreach; Jones, who completed his theological training at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., has 20 years of experience in pastoral leadership...
Ignored voices (10/14/09)
The worst thing about the direction of this country is not our increasing drift toward a top-heavy federal government. The worst thing is not our avalanche of debt or even the "distribute the wealth" philosophy of our president. The worse thing is not the corruption of Charles Rangel nor the hypocrisy of Nancy Pelosi...
Tour de Cape (10/14/09)
The 10th annual Tour de Cape bicycle ride for charity was held earlier this month, and more than 300 riders took advantage of the beautiful day to help raise money for Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship. This is an organization that helps children with disabilities and helps form strong bonds between small children and large horses...
Speak Out 10/14/09 (10/14/09)
Reluctant to re-enlist; Forgot the reason; But not me; Burning fields; Nobel accomplishments; Time to act
Prayer 10/14/09 (10/14/09)
For those affected by colds and flu, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Heartland Pops Announces Christmas Line-Up (10/14/09)
The Heartland Pops Chorus and Musicians will be presenting their 2009 Christmas Show on Mon. Dec. 7 at 7:15P.M. at Academic Hall. Guest performers with the Pops Chorus will be The Southern Brothers, Janie Brown and the Chestnut Mountain Gang, and the St. Paul School Children's Choir...
PHS Marching Buccaneers take nine trophies at Charleston compeition (10/14/09)
On Saturday, October 10, the Perryville High School Marching Buccaneers competed in a marching competition hosted by Charleston High School in Charleston, Missouri. The Marching Buccaneers came home Saturday night with nine trophies, including first place trophies in the parade competition and in the field show competition...
Guard's 'Grill Sergeants' take second place at Jackson competition (10/14/09)
JACKSON, Mo. -- They're not just in it for the bragging rights. The Missouri National Guard cooks that make up the "Grill Sergeants" barbecue team say that competing in cook-offs throughout the year accomplishes more than producing mounds of meat -- it connects the Citizen-Soldiers with a public that often forgets that the Guardsmen are also their friends and neighbors...
Dr. Frank Nickell speaks at Oliver House Ice Cream Social (10/14/09)
Sunday, September 13 2009 - Guests in attendance at the Oliver House Ice Cream Social are treated to not only delicious refreshments, but an interesting talk by Dr. Frank Nickell about Missouri's involvement in the civil war. Around 80 to 100 people visited the Oliver House that day, to enjoy the sunshine and take a tour of Jackson's premier historical landmark...
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