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Stories from Monday, November 9, 2009

Cape Girardeau County Commission to discuss holding evening meetings (11/09/09)
When the Cape Girardeau County Commission discusses the 2010 budget it could do so in the evening hours. During Monday's commission meeting, District 2 Commissioner Jay Purcell proposed placing on the Nov. 16 agenda the idea of holding meetings at night. Purcel, who has long advocated meetings during the evening hours. said the move would allow for more constituents to attend the budget hearings...
Scott County residents get first property tax statements without general revenue tax (11/09/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- This is the first year Scott County general revenue taxes are abated but residents should still look for and open the statement from the county collector. "The county general revenue tax was abated due to the half-cent sales tax approved by voters," said Mark Hensley, Scott County collector of revenue. "There is no county tax. As you look your statement over, in the area where the taxing districts are listed, the county will have the words 'NO TAX' instead of a dollar amount."...
Southeast Missouri rice contamination suit gets underway in St. Louis (11/09/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The first of several multi-jurisdictional civil trials that involve two Southeast Missouri rice farmers got underway Nov. 2 in St. Louis in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri with Judge Catherine D. Perry presiding...
Power restored at Southeast (11/09/09)
Crews have restored power to the Southeast Missouri State University campus. According to university spokeswoman Ann Hayes, electricity was restored this morning. The campus had been without power since 3:45 p.m. Saturday after the university's main power transformer failed...
Cape Girardeau native Ali Turner featured in Victoria's Secret model search competition (11/09/09)
When Ali Turner started modeling at age 15, she only did it so she could make money to buy horses, a pickup and a ranch. At 23, Turner has three horses and a pickup, and she's headed back to the runway for the ranch. Turner started modeling for the Ford Agency, the biggest name in modeling, and spent three years doing shows for Tommy Hilfiger, "Marie Claire" and other household fashion names. ...
Cape Air flies four passengers on first day of service between Cape Girardeau, St. Louis (11/09/09)
Paul Phan, a Las Vegas resident coming to Cape Girardeau to begin work, expected to be greeted by his friends and future co-workers when his Cape Air flight arrived Sunday at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. But what Phan didn't expect was to find himself the center of attention of local media, represented by a television crew and a reporter and photographer from the newspaper...
More than 100 meals served at year's first Empty Bowls Project dinner (11/09/09)
Man hours put into preparing for the annual Empty Bowls Project charity dinner began as early as February, and until late Saturday all went as planned. However, as organizers and volunteer university students found, serving the masses can quickly turn unpredictable...
Southland superintendent to retire at end of year (11/09/09)
CARDWELL, Mo. -- A long-time educator who has worked for several school districts in the area will be retiring at the end of the 2009-2010 school year, closing the door on a career of more than 30-years. Raymond Lasley, superintendent of the Southland School District, recently announced that at the end of his current contract, he will be retiring from the education field, citing health reasons...
Out of Poverty thru Education, a local not-for-profit, working to build school in Haitian town (11/09/09)
In Thomassique, Haiti, there is a small plot of land reserved for a school. The project will start with drilling a well. A school and dormitory will follow as the money becomes available. A local group that draws support from civic and religious organizations is raising money to build a school in Thomassique, a small town about 10 miles west of the border of the Dominican Republic...
Mo. college plans to tumble replica of Berlin Wall (11/09/09)
FULTON, Mo. (AP) -- A replica of the Berlin Wall is to come tumbling down at Westminster College as part of a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the real wall's fall. The Fulton college is home of the largest contiguous section of the actual Berlin Wall in the United States. The campus also was the site of Winston Churchill's famous "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946 that warned about the encroachment of communism...
St. Louis zoo, science center give school a boost (11/09/09)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A public elementary school in St. Louis is getting science support from the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis zoo and the science center. The Mullanphy Investigative Learning Center is working with the three institutions to step up how science is taught. The focus is on teacher development, more field trips and family science nights...
Term-limits lead Mo. lawmakers to exit early (11/09/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With term limits bearing down, two Missouri lawmakers have resigned from office within the past two months to accept positions that hold more long-term potential. The early departures of Reps. Dennis Wood, R-Kimberling City, and Ed Wildberger, D-St. Joseph, will result in special elections next February to select replacements for the final few months of their terms...
Officials: Man stole car to face theft charge (11/09/09)
VALLEJO, Calif. -- The California Highway Patrol said a man stole a car to make a court appearance on a previous auto theft charge. Patrol investigator Chris Linehan said he arrested Samuel Botchvaroff on Tuesday as he sat inside a stolen 2000 Range Rover at the Vallejo courthouse. The 24-year-old Botchvaroff had just left his arraignment on auto theft charges from an Oct. 31 arrest...
Holiday airfares close to last year but climbing (11/09/09)
If holiday travelers on the same plane compare what they paid to fly, they're likely to find quite a spread, depending on when they bought their tickets. Fares for travel around the holidays have been rising since late summer. Christmas fares are now running 4 percent below a year ago, and the gap is likely to disappear soon...
House health care bill has nowhere to go in Senate (11/09/09)
WASHINGTON -- The glow from a health care triumph faded quickly for President Barack Obama on Sunday as Democrats realized the bill they fought so hard to pass in the House has nowhere to go in the Senate. Speaking from the Rose Garden about 14 hours after the late Saturday vote, Obama urged senators to be like runners on a relay team and "take the baton and bring this effort to the finish line on behalf of the American people."...
Late-season hurricane takes aim at Gulf Coast (11/09/09)
NEW ORLEANS -- Hurricane Ida, the first Atlantic hurricane to target the United States this year, plodded Sunday toward the Gulf Coast with 100 mph winds, bringing the threat of flooding and storm surges. A hurricane watch extended over more than 200 miles of coastline across southeastern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Louisiana's governor declared a state of emergency...
Illinois lawyers seek students' grades, e-mails (11/09/09)
CHICAGO -- A Northwestern University professor and journalism students who spent three years investigating the case of a man convicted in the 1978 killing of a security guard believe they have evidence that shows prosecutors put the wrong man behind bars. But in the quest to prove his innocence, they may have to defend themselves, too...
Fort Hood chaplain: Pray for victims, suspect in killings (11/09/09)
FORT HOOD, Texas -- Mourners were asked to pray for the man authorities say went on a shooting spree at Fort Hood, and an Army chaplain exhorted his congregation Sunday to draw together even if the gunman's motives may never be fully known. "Lord, all those around us search for motive, search for meaning, search for something, someone to blame. ...
Clinton: Berlin Wall festivities not just a party, but call to action (11/09/09)
BERLIN -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Europeans and Americans on Sunday to see the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall as a call to action against new global threats. On the eve of celebrations marking 20 years since the collapse of the wall that divided East and West Berlin, Clinton said the hard work that went into ending the Cold War must be channeled to meet fresh challenges, including the fights against extremism and climate change...
Iraq law passes, sets up national election (11/09/09)
BAGHDAD -- Iraq's parliament ended weeks of debate Sunday and passed a long-delayed law paving the way for the planned January election to go forward, sidestepping a crisis that could have delayed the U.S. troop withdrawal. The decision appeared to resolve a key sticking point -- who will be allowed to vote in the disputed, oil-rich city of Kirkuk. ...
Power outage fails to derail senior day (11/09/09)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team appears to have gotten healthy just in time. Southeast seniors who played their final home match Sunday are especially pleased about it. The Redhawks posted their season-high fourth straight win, 25-16, 19-25, 25-14, 25-22 over Eastern Kentucky, as they solidified their hold on sixth place among 10 Ohio Valley Conference squads...
Southeast women to play lone exhibition contest (11/09/09)
The young Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team plays its first game tonight. While the result won't count on the Redhawks' record, coach John Ishee still is eager to see how his squad fares in its lone exhibition contest. Southeast welcomes Division II Christian Brothers University from Memphis, Tenn., to the Show Me Center for a 7 p.m. tipoff...
Warner tosses five TDs vs. Bears (11/09/09)
One week after throwing five interceptions, Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner tied a career high by throwing five touchdown passes Sunday as the Cardinals defeated the Chicago Bears 41-21 in Chicago. Larry Fitzgerald added 123 yards receiving and two touchdowns...
Thrashers beat Blues 3-2 in overtime (11/09/09)
ATLANTA -- After his team played poorly the night before, Thrashers coach John Anderson challenged his players to focus on fundamental hockey. "We weren't floundering in our zone as much because we played the body a lot more and helped out when the time was right," Anderson said. "Forwards were collapsing in front the net, all the little things that add up. I just thought our concerted effort was much better tonight."...
Southeast men's basketball squad is a work in progress (11/09/09)
It's tough to read too much into an exhibition game, but the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team had its share of rough spots during Thursday's 75-67 win over NAIA Harris-Stowe. I didn't expect to see a masterful performance considering the Redhawks have four returning players, are under a new coaching staff and lack the talent right now to be a strong Division I squad...
Talking Shop with Donnie Harris (11/09/09)
Donnie Harris has had his share of business ventures. The Marble Hill, Mo., native has owned a night club, limousine service, entertainment system company, sports card business, entertainment center and several restaurants. Today, Harris is still in the restaurant industry with McAlister's locations in three states, plus Just Kids, Just Babies and Senior Benefit Services insurance. ...
ReStore marks second anniversary with celebration (11/09/09)
Cape Area Habitat for Humanity's ReStore is celebrating its second anniversary and will hold three customer appreciation days to mark the occasion. Popcorn, soft drinks, cake and coffee will be served from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday...
Many area home loans will close by end of month (11/09/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Although President Obama signed a bill Friday to extend the popular $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers set to expire at the end of November, those involved in closing home loans are still expecting the rest of the month to be hectic...
James Craft (11/09/09)
James E. Craft, 76, of Jackson died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are pending at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Linda Mack (11/09/09)
Linda L. Mack, 71, of Benton, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Jim McDaniel (11/09/09)
Jim McDaniel, 46, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home. To leave online condolences, visit www.crainsonline.com.
Wilma Cook (11/09/09)
Wilma Louise Cook, 83, of Jackson died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Dec. 18, 1925, at Lacoma, Mo., daughter of Oscar Thomas and Wilma Fern Elliott Lee. On Oct. 8, 1942, she married Roy Amaziah Cook. He died March 20, 1989...
Births 11/9/09 (11/09/09)
Leible; Callis; Ray; Gibbar
Fire report 11/9/09 (11/09/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Police report 11/9/09 (11/09/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Miscellaneous Jackson The Jackson police department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Out of the past 11/9/09 (11/09/09)
25 years ago: Nov. 9, 1984 The 25,302 Cape Girardeau County residents who went to the polls Tuesday represented a record turnout in pure numbers, but as a percentage of registered voters the participation was only the fifth best in the last 10 presidential elections...
Costly jobs (11/09/09)
Keeping track of federal stimulus programs is hard to do. Just ask the bureaucrats in Washington who are eager to point to results but have meager data. Monitoring how all those billions of stimulus dollars -- along with billions more of bailout dollars -- wasn't built into those programs, and now the government can't say for sure what it has been spent or how effective those programs have been...
Shame on you, AARP (11/09/09)
Shame on AARP for supporting the House Democrats' health care reform package. At a time when AARP should be advocating for our seniors, ensuring Medicare is strengthened, it is letting Congress ram this misguided health care reform package down seniors' throats. ...
Speak Out 11/9/09 (11/09/09)
Official character; Health comparisons; Insurance dollars; Thanks for breakfast; Mind crime; Pro bono payback; Missing mask; Four-way waving; Missing senator; Obsessed neighbor; Better mileage
Prayer 11/9/09 (11/09/09)
Help us, O God, to use what we learn wisely and to teach others well. Amen.
What's For Lunch? (11/09/09)
If you have lunch at Millersville Attendance Center during Chat and Chew time, not only will you have a healthy lunch but you will enjoy some wonderful books. Parents volunteer to come to the school during lunch time approximately 6 times a year to read to small groups of students while they enjoy their lunch...
Family Dining In Piedmont, Mo. (11/09/09)
In Piedmont, Missouri, a small Southeastern Town, you will find many things to do and see. In the summer months, there is Fishing, Camping, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Float trips and much more. In the fall, there are festivals, music and of course, some of the very best hunting in the state. ...
It's a Privilege...Caring for U.S. Veterans at The Missouri Veterans Home (11/09/09)
Waiting at the airport to fly out to see my son, I have time to people watch, which is one of my favorite past times. I watch a small group of soldiers; coffee cups in their hands, and lugging heavy olive green duffels- back from deployment or maybe on their way. ...
Life Care Center of Cape Pampers Residents (11/09/09)
Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau decided to take a day to celebrate Whatever It Takes And Then Some all day. Residents began the day with piano music played by Executive Director Paul Arnell during breakfast. They were then pampered with manicures and foot spa and reflexology treatments. ...
Safe House for Women's 3rd Anniversary Craft Fair and Bake Sale (11/09/09)
Come to Safe House for Women's 3rd Anniversary Craft Fair and Bake Sale November 14 at Grace United Methodist Church, 521 Caruthers St. from 8 a.m. -- noon. There will be lots of holiday crafts and baked goods on hand for you to purchase and enjoy. If you would like to help Safe House donations of craft and baked goods will be accepted November 13 from 8 a.m. -- 4 p.m. at the Safe House for Women outreach office, 1810 E. Plaza Way...
Living with Lymphedema (11/09/09)
Carolyn Fiedler was just two weeks away from celebrating her 10-year anniversary of being cancer-free when she noticed her right arm started swelling. "I thought it was rheumatoid arthritis," she says. After consulting with Philip W. Taylor, MD, of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, he diagnosed her with lymphedema, a condition in which the lymph nodes are damaged during the treatment of cancer. ...
Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department Adult Flag Football League Champions (11/09/09)
The Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department would like to congratulate the Adult Flag Football League Regular Season Champions and Playoff Champions. Powers Electric took first place in the Division I playoffs, and Kohlfeld/Coors Light finished at the top of the Division I regular season standings. ...
Princess Bella at Nana's (11/09/09)
"Princess" Bella the boxer played dress up at NaNa's! :)
A day at Nana's (11/09/09)
This is a picture of cousins..Marley Driskell(in overalls) and Danica Dewrock(in pink shirt) spending a beautiful Monday at Nana's!!!
Our Bumblebee (11/09/09)
This is my mom and dads puppy Tia 2 all dressed up for Halloween as a bumblebee!!!
This Dog is Possessed (11/09/09)
Toby loves to get his Rawhide Dog Bones and "guard" them, and "dare" us to try to take it away from him. I took this picture when he was "guarding" his bone.
Broncos Win Cape Youth Tackle Football Junior League Title November 1, 2009 (11/09/09)
Congratulations to the Broncos, coached by jamie Moore, on their CYTF championship November 1, 2009 at Houck Stadium,. They defeated the Cowboys 28-26. FRONT ROW Justin Berger Drake Winschel Austin Barnhart Dustin Majka Kinyon Hodges Trey Dover SECOND ROW...
Jackson -- JAOSA 1st Grade All-Stars (11/09/09)
Jackson -- JAOSA 1st Grade All-Stars Coaches: O.J. Turner, Keith Brugger, Jeff Bauwens Front Row: Mackenzie Schubert, Grace Crowden, Emma Brugger, Katelyn Miller, Ivy Guilliams Back Row: Brooke Thompson, Sydney Turner, Madelyn Bourner, Eliza Wadley, Olivia Ward, Lindsey Bauwens...
Button Buck harvested (11/09/09)
Garrett Livingston, age 11 and of Chaffee Mo., bags this botton buck on 11/31/09. He was accompanied by Joe Livingston on his hunt.
First Deer (11/09/09)
Landon Dailey, 6 years old, from Leopold, MO shot his first deer on halloween morning, October 31, 2009 at 7:30a.m. Congratulations Landon! Love, Your Mom and Dad
Beautiful Fall Foilage (11/09/09)
Fall Foilage by Capaha Park and SEMO University 2009
Southeast Missouri Hospital Salutes Veterans (11/09/09)
Southeast Missouri Hospital employees who have served in the military recently gathered for a group photo on the Nature's Landing hillside on the Hospital campus in advance of Veterans' Day. The Hospital salutes the military contributions of its employees...
Bald Eagle on the Eleven Point River (11/09/09)
This photo was taken November 8th near Turners Mill on the Eleven Point River while on a 14 mile canoe float. There are several Eagles nesting in the area called "The Irish Wilderness". A great trip for those who love natural beauty.
Covered in Leaves (11/09/09)
My Granddaughter Miranda having so much fun in a pile of leaves at lake Tywappity near Chaffee Mo.
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