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Stories from Monday, May 10, 2010

Cape Girardeau men injured in separate Friday accidents (05/10/10)
Two Cape Girardeau men were among those injured in separate motor vehicle accidents Friday afternoon. Around 1:30 p.m. a 1994 Chevrolet driven by Anita S. Harrison, 57, of Dexter, Mo., was traveling northbound on US 60 at County Road 371, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Cape Girardeau water park on target for Memorial Day weekend opening (05/10/10)
Dan Muser has his eye on the sky. Weather, it seems, is the only thing that will delay the Memorial Day weekend opening of Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center, the city's $8.7 million recreation showpiece. "That is what we are shooting for," Muser said in a telephone interview from the construction side abutting the Osage Community Centre, 1625 N. Kingshighway. "Anything could happen, but at this point I have no reason to believe we won't make it."...
Chris Mouser turns military experience into hometown career (05/10/10)
At age 18, Jackson native Chris Mouser was unsure about his career. Spending three years, from 1988 to 1991,in the U.S. Army as a military policeman helped him decide. He wanted to make a career out of protecting the community he grew up in. Mouser joined the Jackson Police Department in 1992, only to be promoted two years later to sergeant. ...
Southeast Missouri Port Authority could take legal action over Corps of Engineers' refusal to dredge (05/10/10)
The Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority could take legal action if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to refuse to dredge its harbor this summer. The St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not receive funding for the dredging of the port's harbor this year, estimated to cost $360,000...
Feeding success: Kitchen manager honored for efforts (05/10/10)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - Catrina Woodworth has the recipe to please an elementary student. Start with a big portion of enthusiasm for working with children, add a team filled with hardworking kitchen assistants, blend in a great big smile, put in a pinch of diversity and top it off with 750 homemade rolls. The yield is some 800 meals happily gobbled up daily by students at Warren E. Hearnes Elementary...
Water supply district breaks ground on new waterworks facility (05/10/10)
A little more than 200 customers near Nell Holcomb School District could see cleaner water in as soon as three months with the planned completion of a waterworks facility and distribution lines. At a cost of about $2.8 million, the water system of Public Water Supply District No. ...
Three generations celebrate Mother's Day (05/10/10)
Clockwise from left, Janet Roberts, her daughter and son-in-law Deborah and John Clifton, their son and daughter-in-law Chris and Karla Clifton, and Chris's aunt and uncle Betty and Gene Jaco visit Sunday, May 9, 2010 during the Mother's Day luncheon at the Plaza Conference Center in Cape Girardeau.
News analysis: Missouri budget balance hangs on assumptions (05/10/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri House leaders have declared the $23.3 billion operating budget sent to Gov. Jay Nixon to be balanced. But it likely is not. In fact, the budget only comes close to being considered balanced by making a variety of assumptions that may not prove accurate...
Mo. gov. names GOP leader's son to MSU board (05/10/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Nixon has tapped the son of a Missouri Republican senator to fill a nonvoting student position on the Missouri State University governing board. A Senate committee was expected to consider on Wednesday the appointment of Brandt Shields. He is the oldest son of Senate President Pro Tem Charlie Shields of St. Joseph. Charlie Shields leads the committee that will consider the appointment and is sponsoring his son's nomination...
Ceremony marks graduation of gay MU students (05/10/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Gay students are getting some special recognition as they graduate from the University of Missouri. For the second year at the school, something called the Lavender Graduation was held at Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union. Eleven students participated Friday night...
Elena Kagan chosen by Obama for Supreme Court (05/10/10)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, declaring she would demonstrate the same independence, integrity and passion for the law exhibited by retiring Justice John Paul Stevens...
For more low-income children, dinner is coming from Uncle Sam (05/10/10)
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- While the other preschoolers were warming up to the vegetable pesto lasagna, 3-year-old Avery Bennett dived in with no hesitation. "Can I have some more lasagna?" Bennett said from her booster seat. "I love it." She moved on to her seconds, and the other children at the evening care program in Brattleboro were also chomping down the dish made of spinach, peppers, carrots, tomato, basil and cheese...
White House: Pakistani Taliban behind foiled NYC bomb plot (05/10/10)
WASHINGTON -- Saying they obtained new evidence, senior White House officials said Sunday that the Pakistani Taliban was behind the failed Times Square bombing. The attempt marks the first time the group has been able to launch an attack on U.S. ...
Source: Kagan to get Supreme Court nod (05/10/10)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, a person familiar with the president's thinking said Sunday night. The move positions the court to have three female justices for the first time in history...
Oil spill grows to 3.5M gallons (05/10/10)
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO -- A growing collection of crippled equipment littered the ocean floor Sunday near a ruptured oil well gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico, the remnants of a massive rig that exploded weeks ago and the failed efforts since to cap the leak...
Obama tells graduates education a responsibility of all Americans (05/10/10)
HAMPTON, Va. -- President Barack Obama, addressing graduates at historically black Hampton University on Sunday, said it is the responsibility of all Americans to offer every child the type of education that will make them competitive in an economy in which just a high school diploma is no longer enough...
EU sets up euro defense against markets (05/10/10)
BRUSSELS -- The European Union and the International Monetary Fund pledged a nearly $1 trillion defense package for the embattled euro today, hoping to finally turn back relentless attacks on the eurozone's weakest members and allow the continent to resume its hesitant economic recovery...
Ash from Iceland's volcano shuts European airports (05/10/10)
GENEVA -- Airlines canceled hundreds of flights across Europe and added hours to trans-Atlantic journeys Sunday as planes were diverted around a large plume of ash spewed by an Icelandic volcano and stretching from Greenland to Portugal. So far, the weekend cancellations have been a fraction of the flights nixed two weeks ago when jittery European air traffic authorities closed down much of the continent's airspace for fear the volcano's abrasive ash could harm jet engines. ...
12 dead, 83 trapped in Russian mine after two explosions (05/10/10)
MOSCOW -- Rescue workers scrambled Sunday to save 83 people trapped in Russia's largest underground coal mine after two explosions killed at least 12 people and injured dozens more, officials said. Among those trapped were rescue workers who had entered the Siberian mine after the first blast...
Nebraska sweeps Southeast baseball (05/10/10)
The Cornhuskers capped the three-game series with a 10-3 victory
Redhawks win season finale (05/10/10)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team ended a disappointing season on a positive note with Sunday's 2-0 win at Tennessee Tech. Southeast, which lost both ends of Saturday's doubleheader, ends the year 17-31 overall and a last-place 6-17 in the 10-team OVC...
Cardinals win series with Pirates (05/10/10)
PITTSBURGH -- For a change, the St. Louis Cardinals didn't need a lot of long balls to win. Just a couple of long innings against the Pirates, a team all too acquainted with them. Yadier Molina drove in three runs and the Cardinals twice batted around during big innings, beating Pittsburgh 11-4 on Sunday for the Pirates' 12th loss of six runs or more in 31 games...
Redhawks slip to third in OVC baseball standings (05/10/10)
While the Southeast Missouri State baseball team stepped out of Ohio Valley Conference play over the weekend, the OVC race heated up. And now, with two regular-season series left for all the top contenders, fans should be in for quite a finish. When Southeast left Cape Girardeau on Thursday for a three-game series at Nebraska, the Redhawks led the nine-team OVC by a half game over Murray State. Jacksonville State lurked just one game behind, with Tennessee Tech only two games back...
Talking Shop with David Hahs, managing director, the Hahs Group (05/10/10)
David Hahs, managing director of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network's Hahs Group, helps clients make financial decisions and uses his nearly 40 years of experience in the business to help develop new representatives at his company in Cape Girardeau...
People on the move 5/10/10 (05/10/10)
Southeast Missouri Hospital president and CEO Debbie Linnes was among a group of 30 national health care leaders participating in the Estes Park Washington Workshop held April 27 to 28 in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference was "Reform and Changes in the Delivery of Care." The invitation-only workshop included discussion of health care delivery system pressures and opportunities and challenges caused by health care reform, particularly as it pertains to the delivery of care and patient safety.. ...
Chamber rolls out membership drive this week (05/10/10)
The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual membership drive this week. Chamber ambassadors will be out in the community talking with business owners and professionals about the benefits of chamber membership, said Tracy Glenn, Cape Girardeau chamber vice president of organization and leadership development...
Ruie Thompson (05/10/10)
Ruie Thompson, 91, of Peru, Ill., formerly of Scott City, died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Barbara Boyland (05/10/10)
Barbara Boyland, 68, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Eugene Werner (05/10/10)
Eugene E. Werner, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Timothy Smith (05/10/10)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- Timothy R. Smith, 39, of Doniphan died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Nora Rollins (05/10/10)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Nora Koury Rollins, 83, of Charleston went to be with her heavenly Father on Friday, May 7, 2010. Rollins was born June 7, 1926, in Bernalillo, N.M., to the late Richard and Sophie Mahboub Koury. She lived in Missouri since 1963. ...
Patsy Graviett (05/10/10)
Patsy Graviett, 82, of Morley, Mo., died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 29, 1927, in New Madrid, Mo., daughter of the late Louie Carl and Hazel Elizabeth Chapel Shy. Patsy was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Oran. She was a homemaker...
James Bolen (05/10/10)
James Frederick Bolen, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born April 3, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, son of John Gilbert and Ethel Kitchen Bolen. He and Elaine M. Hoffman were married Saturday, Nov. 5, 1955, at Cape Girardeau...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/10/10 (05/10/10)
The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Assaults Robbery Thefts Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 5/10/10 (05/10/10)
Cape Girardeau firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Cape Girardeau firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 5/10/10 (05/10/10)
Work is expected to resume soon, possibly next week, on construction of an access road to the Southeast Missouri Regional Port near Scott City; bad weather has delayed the $627,000 project. The administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration is being urged to designate the Cape Girardeau flight service station as an "attendant station" in an effort to keep it open; the station at the Municipal Airport is scheduled to close in 1987...
Special teachers (05/10/10)
Five teachers were honored recently at the annual Educator of the Year banquet sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce. As with most occasions when teachers get the recognition they so richly deserve, each of the honored guests could point to colleagues who also were deserving of special mention...
Speak Out 5/10/10 (05/10/10)
IT astounds me about how much damage a few people such as President Obama and the Democratic Congress can cause when they take control of government. Their policies reflect a basic ignorance of Economics 101. If the government taxes people who work and pays people who don't work, it should come as no surprise to us that a lot of people are going to stop working. It's just common sense...
Prayer 5/10/10 (05/10/10)
For those who suffer or are in need, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
St. Joseph School's State Junior Academy winners (05/10/10)
The St. Joseph School's 7th & 8th grade students pictured in the attachment above placed at the State Junior Academy of Science competition. The students are from left to right: Rhett Simmons, Dominic Hooper, Shelby Rhymer, and Joseph Beggs. These students competed at the State Junior Academy of Science competition at Missouri State in Springfield, Mo on Friday, April 16, 2010...
Girl Scouts volunteer at local community garden (05/10/10)
Ten kindergartners from Girl Scout troop 70027 earned patches by volunteering to help with the community garden at Broadway Books and Roasting Company (605 Broadway, Cape Girardeau). They learned how to garden and recycle with the help of Mary Maginel...
St. Joseph School at Discovery Playhouse (05/10/10)
What a fun day for us at Discovery Playhouse. Thanks to everyone for making it so much fun for the kids from St. Joseph School.
Spring is Amazing! (05/10/10)
Birds' nest near the bottom of the Court House steps in Cape Girardeau.
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