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Stories from Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Road work on Highway 177 near Procter and Gamble Wednesday (05/11/10)
Crews will be milling pavement on Highway 177 in Cape Girardeau County, including an area near the Procter and Gamble production facility, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. According to a MoDOT news release, crews will be milling pavement from County Road 649 near the Nell Holcomb school to Route J near the Procter and Gamble plant...
Barge hits, briefly closes Ohio River bridge (05/11/10)
The U.S. 51 Ohio River bridge between Wickliffe, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., was closed briefly this morning after a barge struck the structure. According to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the bridge was closed to highway traffic around 2:40 a.m. today. After inspection the bridge was reopened around 4 a.m. and sustained no damage, according to public information officer Keith Todd...
High speed chase leads to two arrests (05/11/10)
A high speed chase that started in southern Scott County and ended near Cape Girardeau resulted in an arrest of two men early this morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident began around 1 a.m. when Glenn A. Taylor, 29, of Alton, Ill., was driving a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck in excess of the speed limit. Officers followed the vehicle until the pursuit ended at 1:38 a.m. around mile marker 93 south of Cape Girardeau...
After years teaching government, Pete Frazier will become part of it by becoming Cape County auditor (05/11/10)
A Cape Girardeau Central High School student once challenged the social studies teacher to run for office if he knew so much about government. "I stood there for a minute and I thought," Pete Frazier said. He said he realized he should be willing to step up and find solutions if he challenged his students to do so in the classroom...
Cape trash collectors see large increase in number of recycling stops (05/11/10)
The number of recycling stops in Cape Girardeau increased almost 70 percent in the first week of automated trash collections, said Mike Tripp, head of the solid waste division at the city Department of Public Works. While he could not say how much more material had been collected by weight, Tripp said the first week was an impressive showing that he hopes will only get better...
Area fitness facility taking steps to disinfect water supply after apparent E. coli outbreak (05/11/10)
A Jackson-area fitness center dealing with an E. coli outbreak in its on-site water supply has been directed to disinfect its well and add a chlorinator after as many as 14 clients became ill.
Charleston student earns $100,000 scholarship (05/11/10)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- When Charleston High School senior William "Wilson" McNeary IV applied for a $100,000-national scholarship earlier this year, he was hopeful to at least become a finalist in the program. On May 4 in Long Beach, Calif., McNeary was named a winner of the Proton Energy Scholarship, which recognizes and awards high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding achievement, excellence and promise in the fields of science and technology and plan to pursue higher education in these areas.. ...
Dexter Elks awards students of the year (05/11/10)
The Dexter Elks honored two Stoddard County graduating seniors May 4 at the local lodge's Students of the Month Program. The program, coordinated by Larry and Carol White, selected a male and female student each month of the school year through March, with consideration given to the students' academic standing and leadership qualities in school and in the community. ...
Sentencing delayed for man who wrapped self in plastic, threatened wife (05/11/10)
Circuit Court Judge Benjamin F. Lewis delayed sentencing Monday for a Cape Girardeau man who wrapped himself in plastic and threatened to kill his wife by displaying knives with her name on one of them in March.
Heroes Way dedication ceremony scheduled for May 22 (05/11/10)
A ceremony dedicating a memorial for fallen soldiers is scheduled for May 22. The Heroes Way Interstate Interchange Program honors those who died while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq on or after Sept. 11, 2001, with signs erected bearing their name at interstate interchanges.
Western swing showcase set for Thursday, Friday, Saturday in Cape (05/11/10)
The Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest will present its sixth annual Western Swing Music Showcase from Thursday to Saturday at VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau. Music will be performed by the Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest and other bands. Admission is free from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday. Friday and Saturday performances will be from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m...
Kindergartners at Blanchard follow butterfly life cycle (05/11/10)
Demarco Hill, left, and his kindergarten classmates, from left, Jahyrion Hempstead, Tynell Shaw, Fiona Wilkins, Sayve'an Hampton and Zakayla Mackins, wait for a Painted Lady butterfly to fly away Monday at Blanchard Elementary School. Crystal Williams' class followed the butterfly life cycle for three weeks, starting with a kit of caterpillars.
Jackson School Board agenda 5/11/10 (05/11/10)
7 p.m. today Board office, 614 E. Adams St. Adoption of agenda Introduction of guests Presentation Approval of minutes Finance Public comments Action items Information items Executive session...
Rockhurst University gets $10 million donation (05/11/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Rockhurst University has received a $10 million donation, the largest gift in the school's history. University spokeswoman Katherine Frohoff says the gift was from an alumna and her spouse, who want to remain anonymous. The Jesuit university in Kansas City will use the money to begin a major construction project. Most of the cost of the $54 million project will come from a fundraising campaign...
Lathrop approves 4-day school week (05/11/10)
LATHROP, Mo. (AP) -- Students in Lathrop will attend school four days a week beginning next school year. The district's Board of Education voted Monday to hold school Tuesday through Friday, with 45 minutes added to each day. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that district officials estimate the change would save $120,000 a year...
Charities oppose Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed caps on tax credits (05/11/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Charities that benefit from state tax credits united Monday against attempts by Gov. Jay Nixon and some lawmakers to limit the tax incentives offered by Missouri. With a week remaining in Missouri's legislative session, the Democratic governor and some Republican senators hope to sharply reduce the amount of annual tax credits authorized by the state and bring in more money for education and other government programs...
St. Louis homeless in tunnel get eviction notices (05/11/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The city of St. Louis has given eviction notices to homeless people living in an abandoned railroad tunnel. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that workers from the city's Division of Homeless Services left final notices Monday at the homeless camp site. The notices warned the occupants to clear out of the tunnel by 8 a.m. Friday or face trespassing charges...
Gulf oil spill swells to 4M gallons; fixes still days off (05/11/10)
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO -- Black Hawk helicopters peppered Louisiana's barrier islands with 1-ton sacks of sand Monday to bolster the state's crucial wetlands against an oil spill, 4 million gallons and growing, in the Gulf of Mexico. At the site of the ruptured well a mile below the surface, a remote-controlled submarine shot chemicals into the maw of the massive undersea leak to dilute the flow, further evidence that BP expects the gusher to keep erupting into the Gulf for weeks or more...
SEC: Exchanges agree in principle to uniform rules (05/11/10)
NEW YORK -- The major securities exchanges put aside some of their differences Monday and agreed to coordinate trading rules to prevent stock plunges like last week's historic dive. The Securities and Exchange Commission said the six exchanges agreed in principle during a meeting with regulators to a uniform system of "circuit breakers." Those are restrictions that would curb trading when the price of a stock or other security rises or falls to a specified level in the course of a trading day.. ...
British Airways employees plan fresh strikes (05/11/10)
LONDON -- Cabin crew at British Airways PLC announced plans on Monday to strike for a total of 20 days in May and June, threatening yet more chaos for tens of thousands of travelers just weeks after an Icelandic volcanic ash cloud shut down European air space...
Stock markets surge on $1 trillion plan to ease European debt crunch (05/11/10)
NEW YORK -- Stocks rocketed to their biggest gain in a year and bond prices fell Monday after a nearly $1 trillion plan to contain Europe's debt crisis reassured investors. The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 405 points to its biggest advance since March 2009. Broader U.S. indexes outpaced the Dow's 3.9 percent rise. Gains in several European markets topped 9 percent...
Feds expand scrutiny of jewelry (05/11/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Federal regulators announced another recall of children's jewelry with high levels of the toxic metal cadmium Monday, also saying they've expanded their investigation in an effort to keep dangerous items off store shelves in the first place...
Kagan nominated for high court (05/11/10)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday, declaring the former Harvard Law School dean "one of the nation's foremost legal minds." She would be the court's youngest justice and give it three female members for the first time...
Attacks leave 100 dead in Iraq's bloodiest day of 2010 (05/11/10)
BAGHDAD -- A man with explosives strapped to his body blew himself up in a crowd, bombers struck a southern city and gunmen sprayed fire on security checkpoints in attacks Monday that killed at least 100 people -- most of them in Shiite areas -- in Iraq's deadliest day this year...
Britain's Gordon Brown to resign as prime minister (05/11/10)
LONDON -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made a bid to keep his beleaguered Labour Party in power after it was punished in elections last week, announcing Monday he will resign by September at the latest even if the Liberal Democrats -- being wooed by the Conservatives -- decide to join his party in government...
St. Vincent girls soccer defuses Perryville offense (05/11/10)
The Indians limited Perryville to one goal, off a penalty kick in the closing minute, in their 5-1 victory for city bragging rights in girls soccer Monday.
High school roundup: Notre Dame soccer slips past Central 1-0 (05/11/10)
All the area high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Adamson, Parmley are candidates for awards (05/11/10)
The Southeast baseball players are among 25 players under consideration for national awards
Rams, Cowboys swap first-round disappointments (05/11/10)
St. Louis trades the NFL's most penalized lineman for a linebacker
Molina's bat also good as gold (05/11/10)
The Cardinals catcher already has 22 RBIs and is 4 for 5 with the bases loaded
Jazz star Lena Horne dies at 92 (05/11/10)
NEW YORK -- Lena Horne, the enchanting jazz singer and actress known for her signature song "Stormy Weather" and for her triumph over the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, has died. She was 92. Horne died Sunday at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, said hospital spokeswoman Gloria Chin, who would not release details...
Study finds stomach cancer up in young, white adults (05/11/10)
CHICAGO -- Scientists are puzzling over an increase in stomach cancer in young white adults, while rates in all other American adults have declined. Chances for developing stomach cancer are still low in young adults but the incidence among 25- to 39-year-old whites nonetheless climbed by almost 70 percent in the past three decades, a study found...
New device zaps airways to help asthmatics breathe (05/11/10)
WASHINGTON -- People with severe asthma are getting a radically different treatment option: a way to snake a wire inside their lungs and melt off some of the tissue that squeezes their airways shut. Bronchial thermoplasty isn't for everyone, just a subset who wheeze despite today's best medications. It's neither a cure nor without risk...
Kathleen Dolan (05/11/10)
Kathleen S. Dolan, 59, of Whitewater died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Woodland Hills Nursing Home. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church in Jackson, with Deacon Jim Long officiating. Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill, Mo., is in charge of arrangements...
Linda Green (05/11/10)
Mrs. Linda Sue Reichert Green, 67, of Grand Chain, Ill., entered into eternal life Saturday, May 8, 2010. She departed this life surrounded by family and friends in her family home, the same home in which she was born. Linda was born Sept. 13, 1942, daughter of Herman Otto "Pete" Reichert of Grand Chain and Audrey Marie Brand Reichert of Cairo, Ill. Linda married Terry Gordon Green of Forman, Ill., Sept. 4, 1965...
Barbara Boyland (05/11/10)
Barbara Ann Boyland, 68, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to service time today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at the chapel. The Rev. Dan Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Lightner Cemetery in Scott City...
Kenneth Moore (05/11/10)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Kenneth R. "Kenny" Moore, 61, of Mounds, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Monday, May 10, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 27, 1948. He married Jackie Gunn and on April 25 they celebrated their 40th anniversary. Moore was a member of Mighty Rivers Regional Worship Center (formerly Cairo Baptist Church)...
Judy Farrow (05/11/10)
Judy Ann Farrow, 63, of Jackson died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at her home. She was born Oct. 18, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, to Bill and Hazel Adams Jones. She and Thomas W. Farrow were married May 9, 1965, in Cairo, Ill. Farrow was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Jackson, and of the Best Grandmas Club...
John Wright Sr. (05/11/10)
MORLEY, Mo. -- John "Wes" "Beans" Wright Sr., 71, of Morley passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Columbia Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo. He was born March 23, 1939, in Waverly, Tenn., son of John Dee and Violet R. Crawford Wright. He and Barbara Davis were married Dec. 17, 1999, at Morley...
Joseph Bone (05/11/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Joseph Thomas Bone, 28, of Poplar Bluff died Saturday, May 8, 2010, in Poplar Bluff. He was born Feb. 1, 1982, in Cape Girardeau. He and Rachael Smith were married Aug. 20, 2005, in Poplar Bluff. Bone was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was employed by Lampe Home Construction Co. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed playing with his children, coaching soccer, fishing, golfing, watching Notre Dame football, barbecuing, and lending a helping hand...
Eugene Werner (05/11/10)
Eugene Edward Werner, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Dec. 9, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, to Richard and Alma Best Werner. He and Mary Esther Herbst were married March 22, 1947. Eugene was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. He was employed for 26 years as a transport driver and he taught for seven years at Cape Girardeau Vocational-Technical School. He also owned and managed a body shop...
Ruie Thompson (05/11/10)
Ruie Evelyn Thompson, 91, of Peru, Ill., formerly of Scott City, died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. She was born Dec. 26, 1918, in Cape Girardeau, to William M. and Dora Mae Henderson Jackson. She and Rudy Martin Thompson were married Feb. 23, 1935, at Benton, Mo. He preceded her in death Sept. 18, 1983...
Births 5/11/10 (05/11/10)
Son to Wade Matthew and Kerri Sue Christian of Mount Pleasant, Mich., Central Michigan Community Hospital, 12:15 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2010. Name, Silas Liam. Weight, 4 pounds, 2 ounces. First child. Mrs. Christian is the former Kerri Churchill, daughter of Don and Susan Henson of Cape Girardeau and William and Connie Churchill of Dexter, Mo. ...
Jackson police and fire report 5/11/10 (05/11/10)
Jackson The following items were released by the Jackson Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Property damage Miscellaneous Property damage Miscellaneous Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday:...
Fire report 5/11/10 (05/11/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: ...
Police report 5/11/10 (05/11/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assaults Thefts Burglary Miscellaneous Southeast Missouri State University...
Out of the past 5/11/10 (05/11/10)
Gov. John Ashcroft is the commencement speaker at Southeast Missouri State University's graduation ceremonies at Houck Stadium; the threat of rain, and a brief shower at the beginning of his speech, almost puts a halt to the proceedings, but at the urging of the audience, Ashcroft continues...
Our grandchildren's America (05/11/10)
Fifty years ago, at the age of 12, I was fortunate enough to grow up in the most prosperous, industrialized nation in the world, a country grounded in faith, family and individual freedoms. Our grandparents, who lived through the Great Depression and two world wars taught us to appreciate the roof over our heads, the clothes on our back and the ability to work hard to provide food and security for our families...
Flu shots (05/11/10)
With the arrival of May, the flu season that started last year has officially ended. As a result of the spread of a new variant of flu virus, called swine flu or H1N1 flu, more Americans received seasonal flu vaccinations -- 40 percent, up from the previous highest vaccination rate of 33 percent in the 2008-2009 season...
May is NF Awareness Month (05/11/10)
I am 11 years old, and I have a genetic disease. There is no cure or treatment for my disease. My genetic disease is called neurofibromatosis. I have many marks that look like birthmarks. This was the doctor's first clue that I have neurofibromatosis. ...
Board president shows disdain (05/11/10)
Paul Nenninger should resign from the Cape Girardeau School Board. It is apparent that he fully supports and promotes Notre Dame Regional High School while, at the same time, showing total disdain for the very school district that he leads. His negativity to the Cape Girardeau School District is both puzzling and a disgrace...
Speak Out 5/11/10 (05/11/10)
FROM tax breaks for small business to young adults with children, the new health care bill is already being shown to have positive results. As a result, I humbly beseech all Missourians (politicians or otherwise) to drop efforts to end or interfere with its implementation in Missouri...
Prayer 5/11/10 (05/11/10)
Help us, O God, to conquer our fears and to pursue bold objectives. Amen.
PHS PBS Winners for May (05/11/10)
Perryville High School students and staff members were recently recognized for going above and beyond the PBS (Positive Behavior Support program) expectations for the month of May. The students were issued Buccaneer Bucks by administrators and faculty members for demonstrating their exceptional behavior, which they then redeemed for a free homework pass, free admission to one athletic event, a free drink and snack from the concession stand, $1.00 off a library fine, or free admission to one school dance. ...
International Day at Perry County Middle School (05/11/10)
The 7th grade students at Perry County Middle School were given a taste of life in other countries and they didn't even leave the classroom! The event was planned and organized by Dr. David Powell, a Professor at Southeast Missouri State University. He, along with five other SEMO Professors, presented the multi-cultural event by sharing information about Africa, Iran, Pakistan, and the Ukraine...
Purgason Wins in Online Poll; Gaining Momentum (05/11/10)
The results are in from the Missouri Sovereignty Project's online U.S. Senate primary poll for the Republican Party and State Senator Chuck Purgason easily defeated Congressman Roy Blunt. Chuck Purgason received 75% of the vote while Roy Blunt received 25% of the over 500 votes cast. The Missouri Sovereignty Project is a tenth amendment activist organization. Chuck Purgason is proud to have the support of individuals who share his belief in and support of State's Rights...
Abby Johnson to Speak at Vitae Event in Jackson (05/11/10)
Abby Johnson quit her job. That simple act has become a national news story because Johnson, 29, was the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who said she experienced a "change of heart" while participating in an abortion procedure. Johnson will speak at the Vitae (Vee-tay) Foundation's Benefit Dinner, Tuesday, June 8th. ...
Cape orchestra students excel at state (05/11/10)
Motomart Donates to PHS (05/11/10)
Perryville Motomart Manager, Bob Hawkinson (center), presents a donation to Perryville High School Principal Lee Gattis (right), and Perryville High School Athletic Director/Assistant Principal Jeff Steffens, for $7,554.80 at the conclusion of their "Fountains for Youth" program. ...
Let's Go Beer! (05/11/10)
Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis, MO making BudLight with Lime and they move fast!
Anheuser-Busch Yeah! (05/11/10)
This is the outside of the AB tour building in St. Louis, MO!
Berkley (05/11/10)
Berkley is stopping for a pose!
Reflections (05/11/10)
This was taken at the Pinecrest Azalea Farm outside Daisy, Mo.
Beautiful Azalea (05/11/10)
This was also taken at the Pinecrest Azalea farm.
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