[SeMissourian.com] Overcast ~ 35°F  
River stage: 14.66 ft. Falling
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Stories from Friday, October 30, 2009

Scott County treasurer expresses concerns about funds for Lawless case DNA work (10/30/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Family and friends of Angela Mischelle Lawless have turned over close to $7,000 to the Scott County treasurer's office to help pay for lab work to solve the 1992 murder case. But Glenda Enderle, Scott County treasurer, said she hasn't yet been able to disperse any of the funds...
Malden, Mo., soldier dies from non-combat injuries (10/30/09)
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) -- Fort Drum officials say a 10th Mountain Division soldier from Missouri has died in a German hospital from non-combat related injuries. Spc. Robert Charlton of Malden, Mo., died Tuesday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained in Wardak, Afghanistan last Friday. The Army did not release details of the incident...
Cape Girardeau County officials approve increase in their salaries (10/30/09)
Cape Girardeau County officials Thursday approved a raise in their salary. The County Salary Commission meets every two years to determine if raises should be approved for certain officeholders. During Thursday's meeting officials agreed to continue providing a 3.5 percent raise. The increase in pay is contingent on the Cape Girardeau County Commission approving the raises in the annual budget. County employees must receive at least the same increase for the raises to go into effect...
Longtime Bollinger County resident appointed circuit clerk (10/30/09)
Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed a longtime Bollinger County resident as the county's circuit clerk. Nicholas "Nick" B. Bollinger, of Marble Hill, Mo., will replace Sharon Lutes, who resigned as circuit clerk in September, a news release from Nixon's office said. Bollinger is a self-employed bricklayer and member of Bricklayers Local 23. He previously ran for Bollinger County collector in 1994...
Third suspect in Missouri Avenue killings arrested; prosecutor says all involved now in custody (10/30/09)
A man persuaded to go to 1224 N. Missouri Ave. to take part in a burglary today became the third suspect facing a long prison term after a woman, her son and her unborn child were murdered Tuesday.
Law enforcement to do check on sex offenders on Halloween night (10/30/09)
Some area law enforcement agencies are stepping up efforts to watch sex offenders this Halloween. "We're doing what we can to make sure children are safe when they go trick-or-treating," said Sgt. Sharon Jones of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. "And that's what we're supposed to do -- protect kids."...
Pumpkins may be harder to find for last-minute shoppers (10/30/09)
Eleventh-hour shoppers may have to work a little harder this year to find that ideal pumpkin to turn into a jack-o'-lantern. An informal telephone survey of local food stores and produce vendors found that availability of carving pumpkins was spotty in the Cape Girardeau area...
Students to collect food bank donations Saturday at Walmart (10/30/09)
Students participating in Southeast Missouri Food Bank's 2009 Food Drive will be collecting food Saturday at Walmart in Cape Girardeau. Students from Eagle Ridge Christian School, Malden High School, Notre Dame Regional High School, Oak Ridge High School, Oran High School, Sikeston High School and St. Vincent de Paul High School have been collecting food since Sept. 24...
Snake breed can no longer be kept as pets in Missouri (10/30/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A recently amended law makes it illegal for Missourians to keep an energetic yet harmless snake mostly found in sand prairies in Scott, New Madrid and Mississippi counties.
Jackson comes out on top in football game with Cape (10/30/09)
The Jackson Indians and Cape Central Tigers return to the field after halftime during Thursday night's game at Houck Stadium. Jackson won 20-13....
Dexter middle school students get Halloween flick alternative (10/30/09)
Dexter Middle School English teacher, John Stephens offered middle schoolers his third annual Halloween challenge this week. "I just wanted the kids to realize that movies can still be good without all the blood and gore and sexual innuendos that permeate today's movie industry," Stephens said...
Southeast Missouri State University regents approve partnership with Three Rivers Community College (10/30/09)
In a move the Missouri commissioner of higher education compared to a remarriage, the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents approved a partnership with Three Rivers Community College on Thursday.
Cape County Commission hears suggestions for improving U.S. 61 congestion (10/30/09)
A St. Louis consultant presented an idea Thursday that could alleviate traffic problems in parts of uptown Jackson.
Cape, Jackson, Scott City schools raise $50,000 for United Way (10/30/09)
Fundraising efforts at Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Scott City schools raised more than $50,000 for United Way of Southeast Missouri this year. Faculty and staff in those districts raised $33,556. Students also raised $18,769 for Youth United Way, which distributes the funds to community groups fighting risky youth behaviors...
University president's ouster raises questions (10/30/09)
WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- By most measures, Aaron Podolefsky's nearly five-year tenure as University of Central Missouri president has been a success. Enrollment is up, and so is the school's graduation rate. Podolefsky steered the school through a name change and successfully lobbied for more state and federal money. His achievements have made Podolefsky a desirable candidate to lead other, larger universities...
U.S. economy grows 3.5 percent in third quarter (10/30/09)
WASHINGTON -- After a record four straight losing quarters, the economy finally grew again. Helped in large part by federal support for spending on cars and homes, the economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, the government said Thursday...
Two more UAW sites vote down Ford Motor Co. concession deal (10/30/09)
DETROIT -- Workers at two more United Auto rejected changes to their contract with Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday, casting further doubt on whether the deal will be approved. Workers at a parts-making plant in Saline, Mich., west of Detroit, voted 75 percent against the deal, while research and engineering employees in Dearborn, Mich., voted roughly 90 percent against the deal, according to local union officials and tallies posted on a website...
House Dems unveil health bill, cheered on by Obama (10/30/09)
WASHINGTON -- Cheered by President Barack Obama, House Democrats rolled out landmark legislation Thursday to extend health care to tens of millions who lack coverage, impose sweeping new restrictions on the insurance industry and create a government-run option to compete with private insurers...
Blizzard wallops Colo., Wyo. (10/30/09)
DENVER -- An early blast of winter that blanketed some western states with heavy snow slowly worked its way out of Colorado and pushed into Nebraska Thursday, bringing blizzard conditions to the eastern plains and causing treacherous roads, closed schools and hundreds of canceled flights...
West Virginia ranked first in sleeplessness (10/30/09)
ATLANTA -- Sleepless in Seattle? Hardly. West Virginia is where people are really staying awake, according to the first government study to monitor state-by-state differences in sleeplessness. West Virginians' lack of sleep was about double the national rate, perhaps a side effect of health problems such as obesity, experts said...
Taliban violence threatens Afghan vote (10/30/09)
KABUL -- The Taliban's attack on U.N. election workers undermines the U.N.'s ability to help steer Afghanistan through a runoff election in only 10 days. Although the U.N. said it will not be deterred by the assault, another big attack could derail its ability to assure a credible vote and remain in the country...
EU leaders debate climate aid to poor at summit in Belgium (10/30/09)
BRUSSELS -- The European Union fought Thursday to live up to its self-proclaimed leadership on combating climate change, with the 27 EU leaders at odds over how much to offer poorer nations to join the global battle. EU nations failed to agree on a figure for climate change funding for developing countries during a first set of talks on Thursday, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said, promising to make new efforts to strike a deal on the second day of talks here today...
Iran lauds 'cooperation' but hedges on nuke deal (10/30/09)
VIENNA -- Iran's president pledged Thursday to work with the West to resolve a standoff over its nuclear program even as his country reportedly balked at a U.S.-backed deal to limit its uranium enrichment and curb its ability to make a nuclear warhead...
When it comes to distance running, ND's McClellan is hard to beat (10/30/09)
If name and pedigree mean anything, Notre Dame cross county coach Bill Davis might have known a pretty good runner was coming his way when he met the McClellans at a road race at North County Park just over three years ago. It was a Sunday and Dodd McClellan, a long distance track standout who graduated from Jackson High School in 1987 and went on to run on scholarship at Southwest Missouri State, was there with his wife, Karen, and their son. ...
Jackson defeats Central in battle of 0-9 teams (10/30/09)
The Indians scored the game's final 20 points to beat their rivals and avoid a winless season.
Volleyball sectional preview: ND, Leopold, Scott City, St Vincent, Bell City and Jackson ready (10/30/09)
The Southeast Missourian previews Saturday's action.
High school roundup: New Madrid dashes Perryville's playoff hopes with win (10/30/09)
All the local high school action from Thursday that was reported to the Southeast Missourian.
St. Vincent captures its district (10/30/09)
HAYTI, Mo. -- Offense was hard to come by on Hayti's mud-ravaged football field. But stout defense and senior Kyle Rollet's clutch kick lifted St. Vincent to a district title Thursday night. Rollet booted a 21-yard field goal in overtime as St. Vincent won the battle of Indians 9-6...
Redhawks miss OVC tourney with loss to Racers (10/30/09)
The Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team was dealt a 1-0 road loss by Murray State on Thursday and an even bigger blow to its season as it fell short of qualifying for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. The loss dropped the Redhawks (7-7-3 overall, 2-3-3 OVC) into a tie for sixth place with Eastern Kentucky, which had acquired the tie-breaker advantage with a victory against Southeast during their regular-season meeting...
EKU, SEMO both desperate to win Saturday (10/30/09)
Two-time defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Eastern Kentucky is in a precarious position as it seeks to three-peat. The Colonels have two OVC losses, meaning they need to win their final two conference games and receive some help as Eastern Illinois and Tennessee State both have only one league defeat...
Poll has Redhawks in OVC basement (10/30/09)
Dickey Nutt was not one bit surprised by where his first Southeast Missouri State basketball squad ranked in the Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll announced Thursday. The Redhawks were picked dead last in the 10-team OVC, as voted on by the league's coaches and sports information directors...
Yanks rely on power to pull even (10/30/09)
NEW YORK -- Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui shook the New York Yankees from their lumber slumber and sent the World Series to Philadelphia all tied up. Teixeira and Matsui hit solo homers off familiar foe Pedro Martinez, backing a sharp performance by A.J. Burnett and giving the Yankees a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 2 on Thursday night...
Pujols: 'I want to be a Cardinal' (10/30/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Calm down, Cardinals fans: Albert Pujols wants to stay in St. Louis. "The fans know and the Cardinals know that I want to be a Cardinal for my whole career," Pujols told WXOS-FM on Thursday. "I love this city, the way that this city has embraced me and my family."...
Selig welcomes Cardinals' hiring of McGwire (10/30/09)
NEW YORK -- Bud Selig is happy Big Mac is back in baseball. Mark McGwire was hired this week as hitting coach of the St. Louis Cardinals, ending an exile for the former slugger who became notorious for his refusal to answer congressional questions about steroids use...
The sage cat (10/30/09)
What I am about the tell you will come as no surprise to cat owners. Right off the bat I've misled you. There is no such thing as a "cat owner." Some folks who claim to have cats as pets also claim to "own" their cats. This, of course, is a lie perpetuated by humans with brains the size of grapefruits. Cats, with brains the size of plums, know better. Big-headed humans hate to admit that a small animal can be so much smarter than they are...
A blog to read by (10/30/09)
There's a new blog in town -- one that has print repercussions. Some literary friends have started a blog called "Read It and Reap" focusing on books, how they relate to life, how people talk about them and why people should (or perhaps shouldn't) read them. These are people involved in the University Press at Southeast Missouri State University, which options and publishes books by authors from here and far...
Get haunted: SE Live reviews some of the scream-inducing sites in Southeast Missouri (10/30/09)
If you're planning to hit every haunted setup around Cape Girardeau in one night, you can't. SE Live had the plan to visit all the haunts in the area to be able to rate and review them. We made it to four of the six. We missed the Phobia Farm near Sikeston, Mo., which sells tickets from 7 to 10 p.m. ...
Fans say Jackson shines in 'This Is It' (10/30/09)
LOS ANGELES -- "Michael Jackson's This Is It" premiered to high praise from fans who applauded at each number as though they were at a concert and marveled as the singer stepped nimbly through his moonwalk and other signature moves. Jackson, 50 when he died last June, kept pace with backup dancers half his age during rehearsals for such hits as "Thriller," "Billie Jean," "Beat It" and "Human Nature." The film was shot as Jackson prepared for a concert stand in London that never happened...
ARTifacts 10/30/09 (10/30/09)
Arts council craft fair space still available The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri still has booth space available for crafters and artists who want to display and sell their creations at the 39th annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Extravaganza from 10 a.m. ...
U2 adapts to changing times (10/30/09)
Even while maintaining its status as one of the few musical acts that can still fill stadiums, U2 is struck by how quickly its world is changing -- musically and politically. Charismatic front man Bono, in a reflective mood as U2 closes the North American leg of its "360" tour, notes the different, more polarized atmosphere in the United States since the band performed its anthem "City of Blinding Lights" at President Obama's inauguration in January...
Myrtle Petzoldt (10/30/09)
Myrtle Petzoldt, 83, formerly of Jackson died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at University Hospital in Columbia, Mo. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson and from 9 a.m. until time of service Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells...
Claude Estes (10/30/09)
Claude William Estes, 95, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at Jackson Manor. He was born Oct. 27, 1914, in Burfordville, son of William and Mattie F. Criddle Estes. He and Arvella A. Rhodes were married Nov. 23, 1938. Claude was a lifelong member of Gravel Hill Methodist Church in Gravel Hill, Mo. He was a member and former worshipful master of Whitewater Masonic Lodge 417, and a 32nd Degree member of Scottish Rite Valley of St. Louis...
Velma Castleman (10/30/09)
Velma Lee Maddox Castleman, 93, of Cape Girardeau and Houston died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at West Houston Medical Center. Mrs. Castleman was born March 15, 1916, in Sharon, Tenn. She was one of six children of Willie Carmel Maddox and Emma Heathcock Maddox. She was married 69 years to the love of her life, William Etric Castleman...
Dr. Leeman Maxwell (10/30/09)
Dr. Leeman P. Maxwell, 59, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Dec. 31, 1949, in Salem, W.Va., son of Leeman and Lenora Phillips Maxwell. He first married Louann Gum. She died in 1995. He later married Linda DeJong May 17, 1997, in Mesa, Ariz...
Juanita McClain (10/30/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Juanita McClain, 79, of Chaffee died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born July 4, 1930, at Plant City, Fla., daughter of Virgil L. and Elvirda Ditto Haney. She and Delmer Paul McClain were married Sept. 25, 1946...
Rosalie Ackman (10/30/09)
Rosalie Ackman, 87, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at her home near Pocahontas. She was born March 17, 1922, at Neelys Landing, daughter of John and Eliza Craft Cotner. She married James "Jim" Ackman April 30, 1938. He preceded her in death Aug. 26,1989...
Trinity Lutheran School (10/30/09)
Trinity Lutheran School A Honor Roll 5th grade: Andrew Aufdenberg, Nathan Aufdenberg, Emily Buerck, Ben Daniel, Natalie Grimm, Emily Killen, Hayden Moll, Katie Richmond, Elizabeth Ustinova, Josh Varnon, Emily Weber, Drew Zieba 6th grade: Madison Brune, Alaina Childers, Julia Cochrane, Tess Daniel, Ali Galemo, Raegan Wieser...
West Lane Elementary School (10/30/09)
West Lane Elementary A Honor Roll 3rd grade: Noah Barnum, Luke Brady, Tyler Chaffin, Jaelon Chiles, Jasmine Clay, Andrew Crenshaw, Justin Davis, Maxwell Edwards, Anna Farris, Ellie Foote, Brody Forester, Cory Gaines, Amber Gostowski, Matt Hamlett, Emily Hermann, Morgan Hiett, Matthew Higgins, Jessica Humphreys, Kelsee Jensen, Nick Kersbergen, Nick Kinder, Madalynn Koerner, Izzadora Lozada, Samantha Mansfield, Miranda Metje, Clayton Mickan, Jordan Odom, Cameron Pagel, Kealy Pflasterer, Haley Reed, Terra Rouse, Sydney Strop, Loralee Taylor, Rheabeckah Thompson, Elijah Trunzo, Alexis Turner, Dawson Tyler, Dinah Wahlers, Lillian Wendel, Gus Winchester. ...
Eagle Ridge Christian School (10/30/09)
Eagle Ridge Christian School A Honor Roll 1st grade: Riley Bollinger, Jasmine Brown, Tristen Cramer, Paige Dewrock, Abigail Kester, Zakary Mayfield, Logan Schweiger, Alex Thomas, Coleson Titus. 2nd grade: Matthew Blunt, Micah Herron, Bradley Hess, Alexis Holycross, Al'Lexia Kluttz, Hudson McVay...
Police report 10/30/09 (10/30/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Burglary; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Arrests; Summonses; Thefts
Out of the past 10/30/09 (10/30/09)
25 years ago: Oct. 30, 1984 Missouri-Pacific Railroad's plan to abandon a 3.3-mile branch line through Cape Girardeau and its freight office here would be devastating for several companies which depend on the rail service, private shippers and local officials say; abandonment could lead to the loss of about 200 jobs and the closing of several local industries...
Good decisions require geographic awareness (10/30/09)
Examples of the lack of geographic awareness displayed by politicians, business leaders and even beauty queens are legion. Who can forget presidential candidate John McCain's 2008 gaffe on "Good Morning America" when he referred to the Iraq-Pakistan border. He meant the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, of course. Yet it's likely that most Americans following the campaigns would not have known that McCain's statement was geographically inaccurate...
Avoiding the flu (10/30/09)
Flu -- its various strains, its vaccines, its impact -- continues to be a major news topic. Of particular concern is the way the H1N1 variety seems to zero in on certain individuals, particularly children, causing serious illnesses that have resulted in more than 1,000 deaths...
U.N. treaty threatens wealth (10/30/09)
The nation has seen President Obama take a downward slide in the polls concerning his approval and popularity. His recent attacks on Fox News have not helped. But there is one thing that could truly wreak havoc on this president and his policies. Lord Christopher Monckton, an adviser to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, is speaking out on a climate treaty in the U.N. ...
Speak Out 10/30/09 (10/30/09)
Thanks for help; Smokeless dining; Archery range; Trick-or-flu; Eating in
Prayer 10/30/09 (10/30/09)
Give us peace where there is war, O God, and food where there is hunger. Amen.
Pastoral Discoveries (10/30/09)
So....Pastor, you have discovered that everyone doesn't love you. Someone actually dislikes you. They don't like your preaching. They are critical of your wife and watch your children like a hawk. They give the impression to others that they are devoted Christians, but truthfully they are full of envy and jealousy. ...
Is it Freezing in here? (10/30/09)
Tejia, a chemistry club member at Southeast Missouri State University, demonstrates just how cold liquid nitrogen is to a group of children and their parents who were visitors to campus for Halloween Science Night. Tejia has frozen a flower in the liquid nitrogen and will now smash it on the counter top. ...
What a sunset. (10/30/09)
Coming home from getting some of the final fall color photos and caught this amazing blast of light through the clouds at sunset. Thought I would share:-)
Halloween Science Night (10/30/09)
The thermite reaction - iron (iii) oxide with aluminum that produces molten iron that drops from a clay pot into a pumpkin was just one of the pyrotechnic demonstrations put on by members of the chemistry department at Southeast Missouri State University on Friday evening October 30. Approximately 150 children between the ages of 5 and 12 came to participate in 16 different science activities and to watch a series of demonstrations that ended with an exploding pumpkin...
Creek Flooding (10/30/09)
This is where Hubble Creek runs behind the Bait & Tackle shop in Jackson, Mo. It was well out of it's bounds after the heavy rain we received.
Hubble Creek Flooding (10/30/09)
This pic shows how wild the rapids were running this morning through the Jackson Park!! It was quite a sight to see!!
Jackson City Park (10/30/09)
This is the low water bridge running through Jackson Park. Hubble Creek was very wild and moving fast after our big rainfall overnight & today. The sign says it all!!
Hubble Creek Flooding (10/30/09)
This is Mary St. where it leads into the Jackson City Park. Took this this morning during the tremendous rainfall we got today.
Rain's Over? (10/30/09)
After four inches of rain in Advance, the brilliant sunset signals that the rain is over!!!
Merry the Ferret Napping (10/30/09)
Merry the ferret was originally adopted from Petco in Cape Girardeau with his litter mate Pippin. A few months later Sammy an Shire were adopted from St. Louis. And not too long ago, Bilbo Baggins (BB) was adopted from Skyview Animal Clinic into our happy home...
BB (Previous Pluto) The Ferret (10/30/09)
BB The Ferret, Short for Bilbo Baggins, was adopted from the Skyview Animal Clinic. He came to a loving family of 4 ferrets and a dog, and as you can tell is happily sacked out with paws in the air...
German Shepherd Riddick (10/30/09)
This photo is of my German Shepherd named Riddick at 7 weeks old. He is now 1 year and 2 months old. He is still just as happy!
Gracie (10/30/09)
Gracie makes mince meat out of Taz.
REALLY CLOE I LOVE YOU (10/30/09)
THIS IS MY OLDER DOG CLOE WITH THE NEW PUPPY HARLOW. HARLOW LOVES TO HAVE ALL THE ATTENTION EVEN IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GIVE IT TO HER.
Krazy Kitty Kat (10/30/09)
My cat Ry-ry just posed like this on the back of the couch one night like this.
October 2009
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

Browse full calendar