[SeMissourian.com] Mostly Cloudy ~ 50°F  
Freeze Warning
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Stories from Thursday, November 5, 2009

Longtime Stoddard County clerk to retire at end of year (11/05/09)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Don White, longtime Stoddard County Clerk, announced this week that he would retire following 23 years in office. After nearly six terms, and overseeing countless elections, White has decided it is time to hang up his vote counter...
Sikeston explores construction of city walking trail, authorizes improvements to Veterans Park (11/05/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- An enhancement to Veterans Park may be the first step toward a community walking trail. During Monday's regular City Council meeting, council members approved pursuing funding for a walking trail project with an estimated cost of $139,000...
Construction of Cape hospitals' new treatment centers on schedule (11/05/09)
Construction on new multimillion-dollar facilities to fight deadly diseases remains on schedule for Cape Girardeau's two largest health care providers. Once complete, patients seeking care no longer will have to travel far from home to receive the same level of treatment, hospital officials said...
Suspect sought in Thebes double shooting (11/05/09)
Officers with the Illinois State Police are seeking a suspect involved in a double shooting in Thebes, Ill., Tuesday night. Dion L. Meadows, 24, of Carbondale allegedly shot two people in the parking lot of Mary Alice Meadows Public Housing at about 9 p.m. The Alexander County State's Attorney issued a warrant for aggravated battery with a firearm...
Emergency responders find capsized boat on Diversion Channel (11/05/09)
Area emergency responders grouped at the Highway 25 bridge over the Diversion Channel this afternoon after a call of a capsized boat in the water, but found no sign that a human was actually in the boat when it overturned.
No injuries reported in Cape Girardeau County barn fire (11/05/09)
A Cape Girardeau County couple lost a barn to fire this afternoon, and their nearby mobile home was damaged by the heat from the blaze. The fire happened in a barn on property owned by Jay and Tammy Maloney on County Road 335. The barn was near their mobile home, and the heat of the fire melted some of the skirting on the home...
Kelly students honor former teacher (11/05/09)
BENTON -- Brianna Buchanan, a second grader at Kelly Elementary School in Benton, is happy about the newly installed wooden benches that sit in the corner of her school library. "You don't have to sit on the floor (to read) anymore," Brianna said. Trent Kelsey, also a second grader, said because the benches were added, students can see "more high up" when sitting and reading. ...
Cape Girardeau County health center gets more seasonal flu vaccine doses; all given out Tuesday (11/05/09)
Late Friday the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center received a shipment it never expected to receive again this year -- additional doses of the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Kennett Schools accepting applications for superintendent (11/05/09)
The Kennett Board of Education decided to start accepting letters of interest from superintendent applicants, during a closed session meeting on Oct. 28, the Daily Dunklin Democrat reported. Superintendent Jerry Noble will resign at the end of the 2009-2010 school year...
Cape school holding resource fair for parents to learn about housing assistance, counseling, transportation (11/05/09)
Getting families connected to the resources they need is a big part of what Kayleen Shaw does on a daily basis as the Cape Girardeau School District's social worker. Shaw is bringing social agencies together for an event Tuesday so families and members of the community can learn about opportunities for housing assistance, counseling and transportation...
History-writing seminar at Cape museum teaches people how to document the past (11/05/09)
Two months ago Jo Duff wrote a one-page letter to her nieces and nephews about her maternal grandfather. Soon afterward she heard back from two of the nephews, who are in their late 20s, that it was the first time they had ever received a letter from anybody...
Drivers warned of road work on Independence Street, Highway 177 today (11/05/09)
Work continues on Independence Street Fronabarger Concreters is finishing construction of new sidewalk, curbs and gutters on the south side of Independence Street between Sprigg and Spanish streets. The work is scheduled to take one to two weeks, weather permitting. Only westbound traffic will be allowed through the construction area. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to Merriwether Street...
Interest in charter schools up among KC students (11/05/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Only a few other U.S. cities have a higher percentage of students than Kansas City and St. Louis enrolled in charter schools. That's according to a report from the Washington-based National Alliance for Public Charter Schools...
Mo. debates ways to handle drunken driving cases (11/05/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Officials examining how Missouri handles drunken driving cases agreed Wednesday that record keeping must improve to ensure drunken drivers get the right punishment and are less likely to repeat. More than a dozen prosecutors, judges, activists, law officers and state officials met at a summit convened by Gov. ...
Jury rules in favor of Tenn. district in Bible case (11/05/09)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A federal court jury has ruled in favor of Knox County Schools in a lawsuit in which a student claimed he could not read and discuss Bible passages during recess. School officials had argued before the decision was reached last week that it was a misunderstanding of policy...
House votes to expand homebuyer tax credit (11/05/09)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Buying a home is about to get cheaper for a whole new crop of homebuyers -- $6,500 cheaper. First-time homebuyers have been getting tax credits of up to $8,000 since January as part of the economic stimulus package enacted earlier this year. ...
Obama offers schools money for backing initiatives (11/05/09)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Pushing for a link between student test scores and teacher pay, President Barack Obama on Wednesday dangled $5 billion in federal grants to states willing to undertake a top-to-bottom overhaul of their schools in support of White House priorities...
Gay leaders blame television ads, Obama for loss in Maine (11/05/09)
SAN FRANCISCO -- National gay rights leaders Wednesday blamed scaremongering ads -- and President Barack Obama's lack of engagement -- for an election setback in Maine that could alter the dynamics for both sides in the gay-marriage debate...
Stocks give up gains in last hour of trading (11/05/09)
NEW YORK -- A late-day slump left stocks mixed Wednesday as investors couldn't hold on to their optimism after the Federal Reserve gave an encouraging assessment of the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average, up more than 150 points after the Fed described the economy as showing more signs of recovery, closed up 30. The broader indexes were narrowly mixed...
October sales promise a bit of relief to stores (11/05/09)
NEW YORK -- October sales reports from major retailers ranging from Target Corp. to Macy's Inc. are expected to offer more evidence of a spending recovery when they're released today. That's helping to lift hopes for a slightly merrier holiday season and for the health of the overall economy...
Democrats' plan to help 'uninsurables' questioned (11/05/09)
WASHINGTON -- You're afraid your cancer is back, and a health insurance company just turned you down. Under the health care bills in Congress, you could apply for coverage through a new high-risk pool that President Barack Obama promises would immediately start serving patients with pre-existing medical problems...
Review: Cash for Clunkers pickups traded for new pickups (11/05/09)
WASHINGTON -- The most common deals under the government's $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program, aimed at putting more fuel-efficient cars on the road, replaced old Ford or Chevrolet pickups with new ones that got only marginally better gas mileage, according to an analysis of new federal data by The Associated Press...
Election lessons will shape 2010 campaign (11/05/09)
WASHINGTON -- What we learned from the off-year elections: The president's influence is limited, independents rule, incumbents beware, issues trump ideology and, once more, "It's the economy, stupid." Also: Republicans can win -- even if they lack a leader and their base is cracked. And this certainly isn't the Democratic-friendly political environment of 2006 and 2008 when the party captured control of Congress and the White House...
Judge puts restraining order on Illinois law on parental notification for abortion (11/05/09)
CHICAGO -- Just hours after a state board voted Wednesday to allow the enforcement of a long-debated Illinois law requiring a teenage girl's parents be notified before she has an abortion, a judge issued a temporary restraining order putting the measure back on hold...
Commercial pigs in Indiana test positive for H1N1 virus (11/05/09)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said pigs in a commercial herd in Indiana have tested positive for the swine flu virus. This is the first instance of swine flu in a commercial herd in the United States. The USDA said it discovered four tissue samples that tested positive for the virus using its swine surveillance program...
H1N1 flu confirmed in Iowa cat (11/05/09)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A 13-year-old Iowa cat has been infected with swine flu, veterinary and federal officials said Wednesday, and it is believed to be the first case of the H1N1 virus in a feline. The domestic shorthaired cat was treated last week at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ames and has recovered, officials said. The virus also has been confirmed in two ferrets -- one in Oregon and the other in Nebraska -- but they died...
S&P may downgrade rating for Berkshire (11/05/09)
NEW YORK -- Standard & Poor's warned Wednesday that Warren Buffett's bid for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. could sap the liquidity and capital position of the legendary investor's insurance operations at Berkshire Hathaway Inc., jeopardizing the company's AAA rating...
Fed again pledges to hold rates low (11/05/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve pledged Wednesday to keep a key interest rate at a record low for an "extended period," signaling that the weak economy remains dependent on government help to grow. The Fed said economic activity has "continued to pick up" and that the housing market has strengthened -- a key ingredient for a sustained recovery...
Italian judge convicts 23 in CIA kidnapping case (11/05/09)
MILAN -- An Italian judge found 23 Americans and two Italians guilty Wednesday in the kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect, delivering the first legal convictions anywhere in the world against people involved in the CIA's extraordinary rendition program...
British deaths raise questions about Afghan police (11/05/09)
KABUL -- The killing of five British troops by a rogue Afghan policeman underlines concerns about training and discipline within the ranks and possible insurgent infiltration of a police force that the U.S. hopes will be its ticket out of Afghanistan someday...
Tokyo train stations use lights to stem suicides (11/05/09)
TOKYO -- Alarmed by a rise in people jumping to their deaths in front of trains, some Japanese railway operators are installing special blue lights above station platforms they hope will have a soothing effect and reduce suicides. As of November, East Japan Railway Co. has put blue light-emitting diode, or LED, lights in all 29 stations on Tokyo's central train loop, the Yamanote Line, used by 8 million passengers each day...
Israel: Commandos seize huge Iranian arms shipment (11/05/09)
JERUSALEM -- Open crates from a cargo ship seized Wednesday by Israel revealed dark green missiles inside. Containers from the vessel bore writing in English that said "I.R. Iranian Shipping Lines Group." Israel alleged that the shipment of hundreds of tons of rockets, missiles, mortars, grenades and anti-tank weapons -- the largest it ever seized -- was headed for Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon...
Fun-loving Dohogne helps power Notre Dame to volleyball final four (11/05/09)
Notre Dame senior Meghan Dohogne will tell you that she loves shopping for dresses with her mother almost as much as she enjoys smashing a volleyball. Or shooting a basket. Or scoring a goal in soccer. Or beating someone in just about anything. "Even Rock, Scissors, Paper, she has to win," said Alyssa Ruopp, one of her best friends and teammate on the volleyball team. "If she loses best out of three, we have to play best out of five."...
Rams strive for fun during volleyball title chase (11/05/09)
Considering he is less than a foot tall, Carlos doesn't seem like he'd be much of a volleyball player. And he isn't. The strings that serve as his arms and legs don't allow him to stand, let alone withstand a blow from a spiked volleyball. His large head and small body make staying upright a challenge and, well, he is a dude on a girls team...
Paris ends St. Vincent's season in Class 1 football playoff opener (11/05/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Paris backed St. Vincent into a big first-half corner Wednesday night. The Indians battled their way out of it briefly, but in the end had few answers for a hot Coyotes team. Paris made the bus ride of more than four hours well worth it as the Coyotes steamrolled St. Vincent 42-14 in a Class 1 regional playoff game...
Saxony advances to district title game in boys soccer (11/05/09)
Trevor Mabuce sent a pass to Logan Sprandel, who didn't miss. Sprandel's goal in overtime lifted the Saxony Lutheran boys soccer team to a 2-1 victory against Bayless in a Class 1 District 1 semifinal Wednesday. The Crusaders advanced to Friday's 6 p.m. district championship game against host school John F. Kennedy...
Nutt ready to get first look at Redhawks (11/05/09)
The Redhawks host Harris-Stowe State at 7 p.m. today as their two-game exhibition schedule tips off.
Yankees snare No. 27 (11/05/09)
NEW YORK -- Paint the town in pinstripes! Nearly a decade after their dynasty ended on a blooper in the desert, the New York Yankees are baseball's best again. Hideki Matsui tied a World Series record with six RBIs, Andy Pettitte won on short rest and New York beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 in Game 6 on Wednesday night, seizing its 27th title. It was the team's first since winning three straight from 1998 to 2000...
With Merit: Josh Wen (11/05/09)
The Southeast Missourian concludes its series of profiles of local National Merit semifinalists this week. These scholars scored big on the PSAT. Out of more than 1.5 million juniors who took the test in 2008, 16,000 were named semifinalists. They will now compete for finalist standing by taking the SAT and submitting an application and recommendations -- with the hope of winning a scholarship.
Successful year for Perryville High School Marching Buccaneers (11/05/09)
Photo submitted by Linda Boxdorfer On Oct. 17, the Perryville High School Marching Buccaneers, under the direction of Jay Peters and Eric Seibel, competed in a marching competition in Park Hills, Mo. In the preliminary round, the Buccaneers placed first in the class 3A division and won trophies for outstanding auxiliary and outstanding music. ...
A demonstration of how fast germs can be spread (11/05/09)
The H1N1 flu (swine flu) continues to cause illness, hospitalizations and deaths worldwide. The virus was first detected in humans in the United States in April. Since then, the virus continues to spread from person to person here in America. By using a few ingredients from around the house, you can see how quickly germs can spread...
neXt up 11/05/09 (11/05/09)
Friday "The Box," rated PG-13 @ Town Plaza Cinema "The Fourth Kind," rated PG-13 @ Town Plaza Cinema "A Christmas Carol," rated PG @ Cape West 14 Cine Saturday Sunday Next Week "Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage," Wii...
Finding your art (11/05/09)
Nov. 5, 2009 Dear Julie, When the writer Annie Dillard asked a painter she knew how he came to be a painter, he answered, "I liked the smell of the paint." Maybe it's as simple as that, what we become. We are drawn to it, like salmon to their river, like clouds to a mountain pass. Other ways offer resistance. Going our own way feels more like rowing a boat gently down a stream, maybe even for salmon...
Afton Gurley (11/05/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Afton Gurley, 96, of Anna died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at Salem Hospital in Salem, Ill. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Anna, with the Rev. Federico Higuera officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery...
James Lincoln (11/05/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- James M. "Jimmie" Lincoln, 73, of St. Louis passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at De Paul Health Center in St. Louis. He was born May 14, 1936, at Lutesville, Mo., son of Odell and Eula Trentham Lincoln. He and Betty Cook were married July 28, 1956...
Dorrie DiLucchio (11/05/09)
Doris Theo Haring "Dorrie" DiLucchio, 83, loving and sweet mother of Lori Ann Kinder (Frank), passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, in her room at Chateau Girardeau with loved ones by her side. Dorrie joined her youngest daughter, Lori Ann, in Cape Girardeau last November when she moved from her home of 40 years in Kalamazoo, Mich. ...
Dr. Leeman Maxwell (11/05/09)
Dr. Leeman Phillips "Phil" Maxwell, 59, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Son of Leeman M. and Lenora J. Phillips Maxwell, he was born Dec. 31, 1949, in Clarksburg, W.Va. He was first married to Lou Ann Gum, who died in 1996. He married Linda DeJong on May 16, 1997, in Mesa, Ariz...
Georgia Burgfeld (11/05/09)
Georgia Burgfeld, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at her home. She was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Dexter, Mo., daughter of Albert Joseph and Mary Felix Buelow. She and L.R. Burgfeld were married March 19, 1950, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau...
George Peo (11/05/09)
George E. Peo, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. He was born George Edwin Hammond on Dec. 7, 1923, in Wheaton, Ill., to Fern Peo Hammond and Archibald Hammond. He was orphaned at age 8 and was adopted and raised by his grandparents, John H. and Cordie A. Peo. He and Margaret Boghosian were married March 11, 1945...
Births 11/5/09 (11/05/09)
Hente; Luttrell
Police report 11/5/09 (11/05/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Assault Thefts...
Fire report 11/5/09 (11/05/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 11/5/09 (11/05/09)
25 years ago: Nov. 5, 1984 Cape Girardeau County voters may go to the polls in record numbers tomorrow; according to county clerk Rodney Miller as many as 27,000 voters, or 77 percent of the county's 35,000 registered voters, may cast ballots; along with the presidential race, a plethora of state and local ballots, from parimutuel betting and state lottery proposals to Blue Law repeal, are sparking interest in the election...
Arts awards (11/05/09)
Two deserving individuals have been honored with awards from the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. Mike Dumey received the Otto Dingeldein Award for outstanding achievement in the arts, and Utahna Hancock received the Jeff Maguire Award for her special contributions to the arts council...
Speak Out 11/5/09 (11/05/09)
County raises; Voting for raises; Higher rent; Eco-smoking
Prayer 11/5/09 (11/05/09)
Bless those, O God, who seek peace and an end to human suffering. Amen.
Wreaths Across America 2009 (11/05/09)
It's the time of year again to sponsor wreaths for the Veterans Graves. I am a SEMO patriot guard rider and last year we were proud to say we were able to cover the whole cemetery with wreaths and then some. This year however we will be only covering the MO Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield MO. ...
Are we still a "Representative Republic?" (11/05/09)
Open Letter to: Senator Claire McCaskill Federal Building 555 Independence Room 1600 Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703 Our constitution says we are a representative republic, to be governed by 'We, The People.' But, what do we do when the Senator elected to represent "We, The People" slanders us, ignores us, impugns us, misinforms us, deceives us, and hides from "We, The Tax Paying People" she has sworn to represent and protect? On Thursday November 5, 2009, a group of a approximately 40 or 50 people out of their own volition, expense, and passion decided to pay a visit to Senator Claire McCaskill's District office in Cape Girardeau, MO. ...
Bailey interupted (11/05/09)
Bailey was busy doing laundry as you can see but heard us working in the yard and had to come investigate. Anyone have any spare socks???
our little sugar (11/05/09)
she was entered in the cutest dog competition, so far she has'nt won anything, buts thats ok, we know shes special.
Halloween 2009 (11/05/09)
Cast of Wizard of Oz
Halloween 2009 (11/05/09)
Cast of Wizard of Oz
Halloween 2009 (11/05/09)
Cast of Wizard of Oz
Halloween 2009 (11/05/09)
Cast of Wizard of Oz Front row from left to right Jada (Dorthy), Brionna (Good Witch), Jaylen (Tin Man), Isaiah (Scare Crow), Byron (Lion), Danielle (Dorthy) Back row from left to right Ashley (lollipop kid), Melissa (lollipop kid), Aiyana (Bad Witch) and Jamie (lollipop kid)...
Cleopatra, Grass Roots BMW's Official Greeter (11/05/09)
Everyone who comes to our shop knows Cleo! She greets everyone, and then goes back to lay in the sunshine in the window. She is a Havanese/Poodle cross, and is the sweetest little dog we have ever had. She is my shadow, and is so smart that we are constantly amazed...
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (11/05/09)
Mylie is an 8 month-old Rat Terrier. She is available for adoption at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
The Manager At Edward Bernard GALLERY (11/05/09)
Martin, one of our golden doodles goes to work everyday with Mom and really works hard. Andy, the other one goes to work with Dad at PMac Music. They are both works of art!
Camping (11/05/09)
LJ and Ariel go camping for the first time. As you can see they were very comfortable in "their" chairs. What a pair!
THIS IS MAGGIE (11/05/09)
sitting in the leaves (11/05/09)
After raking the leaves in my back yard. Peanut decides it is time for a break.
Patriots Win the Cape Youth Tackle Football (CYTF) Senior Division on 11.1.09 (11/05/09)
The "Patriots", led by head coach Francis McClard, won the Senior league CYTF Championship at Houck Stadium on Sunday, November 1 by defeating the Buccaneers 20-6. The Patriots finished the fall season with a 5-1 record.
Prince & Tootsie enjoying the view. (11/05/09)
If they aren't playing outside, they still enjoy looking out!
Melvin's had enough of this Facebook! (11/05/09)
Melvin laid his head on the keyboard to get some attention and it worked..
The Barn (11/05/09)
Mountain Farm Barn
Harsh (11/05/09)
West of Boulder
Looking At You (11/05/09)
Pigmy Nuthatch -
Smoke On The Mountain (11/05/09)
Horseshoe Park - RMNP
Sky Pilots (11/05/09)
Sky Pilots - Rocky Mountain Tundra
Sunrise (11/05/09)
Red in the morning. . .
Touching (11/05/09)
Bull with his harem - Rocky Mountains
Rainbow (11/05/09)
Looking west from Estes Park, CO
Leaning Aspen (11/05/09)
Upper Beaver Meadows - Rocky Mountain National Park
High water (11/05/09)
I took this 2 days after the tremendous rainfall we got last Friday. I had to wade out through mud in order to get this shot of the Burfordville Covered Bridge. I couldn't believe the water was still this high!! What a sight it was!!
Front cover
November 2009

Browse full calendar