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Stories from Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Economy, weather contribute to first attendance increase in 10 years at state parks and historic sites (05/19/10)
A 10-year decline in attendance at Missouri's 85 state parks and historic sites ended in 2009, thanks to relatively calm weather and a lackluster economy making those destinations more attractive. Missouri's parks and historic sites drew 1 million more visitors than in 2008, a 6 percent increase. The year's final figure of 15.9 million patrons is about 4 million shy of Gov. Jay Nixon's eventual attendance goal...
Public to get look at new water park at ribbon-cutting Thursday (05/19/10)
A ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Thursday will offer residents a closer look at the $8.7 million Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center.
Judge delays decision on motion to suppress in Orman murder case (05/19/10)
The judge in a Cape Girardeau murder case has delayed deciding whether to suppress statements made by the defendant.
Three Rivers concerned about SEMO plan to offer two-year degrees (05/19/10)
Days after announcing its plan to grant associate degrees at its Bootheel centers, Southeast Missouri State University has received a strong reaction from the higher education community. News of the proposal prompted e-mails to the Department of Higher Education and a statement from the president of Three Rivers Community College, Dr. Devin Stephenson...
Volunteers needed for air festival (05/19/10)
Additional volunteers are needed to make the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival a success this June, according to Bruce Loy, Cape Girardeau Regional Airport manager. "Whether you can come out for a whole five-day stretch or you are only available for four hours on one of those days, there is some place we could utilize you," Loy said. This year's air show performances are set for June 19 and 20 and include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels...
Benton man injured in motorcycle accident (05/19/10)
MINER, Mo. -- A Benton, Mo., man was seriously injured in a Tuesday afternoon motorcycle accident. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 42-year-old Charles Armer was driving his motorcycle on Route H three miles north of Miner just before 1 p.m. when the motorcycle ran off the right side of the road and overturned. Armer was taken by helicopter to Saint Francis Medical Center...
Gaming commission head: Casino license decision likely by September (05/19/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Awarding the only available Missouri casino license will likely be a quick process that is over by Sept. 1, Missouri Gaming Commission executive director Gene McNary said Tuesday to a room full of companies and communities interested in the license.
Moderate flooding continues on Mississippi, other rivers (05/19/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rivers throughout Missouri remain swollen from a rainy May, with more rain in the forecast for later this week. The National Weather Service on Tuesday reported moderate flooding on sections of the Mississippi, Missouri and Grand rivers. The water level has declined markedly on the Fabius in northeast Missouri and the Meramec near St. Louis...
In federal court: Bank robbery suspect pleads guilty (05/19/10)
The following information was released Tuesday by the federal prosecutor's office for defendants appearing in federal court before U.S. District Judge Carol E. Jackson on Monday. PLEADED GUILTY Age: 18 Residence: Cape Girardeau Charge: Three felony counts of bank robbery...
River flooding closes Route A in Perry County (05/19/10)
Route A in Perry County will be closed until further notice because of rising floodwaters from the Mississippi River. The section of road is from County Road 460 to County Road 447. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area.
SB40 board told 1989 deed to VIP facility not valid until processed (05/19/10)
At a time when they're evaluating how to move forward, Senate Bill 40 Board members were pleased to get answers at their meeting Tuesday from the Cape Girardeau County Commission on who owns the VIP Industries facilities in the county and the land they sit on.
State takeover of Riverview Gardens imminent (05/19/10)
BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. (AP) -- The state of Missouri is about to take over responsibility for a long-troubled suburban St. Louis school district. KTVI-TV reports that a three-member special administrative board will be announced Thursday for the Riverview Gardens district. The new board will officially take over on July 1...
Concerns raised about showing of "Sicko" in class (05/19/10)
WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) -- A student at Francis Howell High School in St. Charles County has filed a complaint after a teacher failed to get administrative approval before using the Michael Moore documentary "Sicko" as part of a final exam. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that senior Celeste Finkenbine was concerned that her final involved watching the movie which is critical of America's health care system. The assignment was to analyze the film for different forms of persuasion...
Mo. governor's spokesman leaves to join consulting firm (05/19/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon's communications director is leaving to join a political consulting firm that counts the governor as one of its clients. Jack Cardetti is going to work for Hilltop Public Solutions, which is led in Missouri by former Nixon campaign manager Ken Morley. The firm has offices in Missouri and elsewhere, and Cardetti will work in its new Jefferson City office...
Gov. Nixon plans $350M in cuts to state budget (05/19/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is planning to cut about $350 million before approving the budget passed by state lawmakers. Nixon budget director Linda Luebbering said Tuesday the additional budget cuts are necessary because of falling state revenue, uncertain cuts that were factored into the budget and lawmakers' refusal to approve other bills whose anticipated savings were booked into the spending plan that takes effect July 1. ...
Retired teacher going to jail for lawn art (05/19/10)
BALLWIN, Mo. -- A retired art teacher in Ballwin was sentenced to 20 days in jail Monday after he refused to make changes to art pieces in his front yard that the court and city officials have deemed dangerous. Lewis Greenberg, 66, was convicted in October in St. Louis County Court of two counts of city ordinance violations for littering and storing hazardous materials. Judge Lawrence Permuter ordered Greenberg to clean up the property or face penalties...
Interior secretary acknowledges lax oversight of oil drilling activities (05/19/10)
WASHINGTON -- Grilled by skeptical lawmakers, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday acknowledged his agency had been lax in overseeing offshore drilling activities and that may have contributed to the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico...
Kagan papers emerge amid questions on abortion (05/19/10)
WASHINGTON -- A senior House Democrat said Tuesday that senators should fully question Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to make sure she supports abortion rights, in light of her previous backing for limiting late-term abortions. In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Rep. ...
Specter loses in Pennsylvania, Paul wins in Ky. (05/19/10)
WASHINGTON -- Veteran Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, who switched parties hoping to prolong his career, lost his bid for a sixth term Tuesday night at the hands of Democratic primary voters rejecting his plea to reward experience. Political novice Rand Paul rode support from tea party activists to a rout in Kentucky's Republican Senate primary...
Times Square car bomb suspect appears in N.Y. court (05/19/10)
NEW YORK -- The suspect in a botched car bombing in Times Square appeared in court Tuesday on terrorism and weapons charges for the first time since his arrest two weeks ago, muttering one word about an affidavit on his finances. Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistan-born U.S. ...
U.S. gets China, Russia on board for Iran sanctions (05/19/10)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United States introduced a United Nations resolution aimed at Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program on Tuesday, having won long-sought and pivotal support from China and Russia for new sanctions against its powerful Revolutionary Guard and new measures to try to curtail Iran's military, financial and shipping activities...
Taliban suicide bomb hits NATO convoy, kills 18 (05/19/10)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber detonated his vehicle near a U.S. convoy Tuesday, killing 18 people, including six troops -- five Americans and a Canadian -- in the deadliest attack on NATO in the Afghan capital in eight months...
Perfection for Rams (05/19/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Skylar Cobb had the type of performance most pitchers can only dream of. It left Scott City High School baseball coach Lance Amick in awe. "I've never been a part of something like that before," Amick said. "Not even close." Cobb, a senior left-hander, threw a perfect game Tuesday as top-seeded Scott City blanked eighth-seeded Kelly 4-0 in the opening round of the Class 2 District 3 tournament...
Chaffee flags down Oran 3-1 in semis (05/19/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Chaffee second baseman Jared Walker was in unfamiliar territory as he tracked back and to his right, transitioning smoothly from the dirt infield to the outfield grass. Walker hadn't started a game at the position all season, but with his team's victory floating through the air above him, he reached up and across his body and made an improbable catch before tumbling to the ground, losing his hat in the process...
Jackson routs Seckman to reach district final (05/19/10)
The Indians grabbed a 5-0 lead by halftime and rolled into the championship game
High school roundup: Notre Dame romps into district title game (05/19/10)
All the area high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Meadow Heights rides Kennedy to upset of Crusaders (05/19/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Cody Kennedy didn't get a chance to play in last year's Class 2 District 3 baseball tournament because of a broken foot. The Meadow Heights senior left-hander made up for his 2009 misfortune in a big way Tuesday. Kennedy pitched a two-hitter and struck out 15 as the Panthers pulled off the district's only first-round upset...
Free passes torpedo Bell City's upset bid (05/19/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- It's one of the cliched directives of the game of baseball: Don't walk the leadoff batter. All too often the result is runs scoring for the opposition when that is ignored. That was the case in Bell City's 8-1 loss to Bernie in the Class 1 District 2 semifinals Tuesday...
St. Vincent golf team places 4th in Class 1 tourney (05/19/10)
Notre Dame settles for sixth in the Class 3 tournament
Area digest 5/19/10 (05/19/10)
Notre Dame Regional High School graduate Ty Williams is transferring to Hannibal-LaGrange College in Hannibal, Mo., to play soccer. Williams started his college career at the University of Richmond, a Division I university. He started nine games and played in 16 for the Spiders as a sophomore. He led the team in assists as a freshman...
La Russa says Cardinals' problems are fixable (05/19/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Tony La Russa is confident the St. Louis Cardinals' offense will come around, no matter where he puts Albert Pujols on the lineup card. An attack that was supposed be dynamic has been underwhelming, scoring three or fewer runs in 15 of the first 39 games. The Cardinals went nine games without a home run during a 3-12 tailspin knocked them out of the NL Central lead for the first time since last July 30...
Ludwick lifts Cards past Nationals with HR (05/19/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Ryan Ludwick homered to snap an eighth-inning tie and reward a resourceful performance by Chris Carpenter in the St. Louis Cardinals' 3-2 victory over the skidding Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. Felipe Lopez added a two-run homer in his second game back from an elbow injury. The Cardinals have won two straight since moving Albert Pujols to the cleanup spot, although they managed only six hits off three Washington pitchers...
Cultivating talent: Garden club members hold flower show this weekend (05/19/10)
The community will have a chance to enjoy the beauty of artfully arranged flowers this weekend at the Cape Girardeau Council of Garden Clubs Flower Show, a free event at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. Marge Sullivan, publicity chairwoman for the show, said the event is a showcase for originality and offers more than just flowers in a vase...
Plant a tree to enjoy for years (05/19/10)
If delayed gratification sometimes seems to be too much a part of gardening, it does teach us to appreciate the means to an end as much as the end itself. Especially with planting trees. Your vision might call for a towering maple or spreading beech in a corner of your front yard, but you usually can do no more than plant a smaller one, care for it and wait...
Recipe Swap: Summertime means salad time (05/19/10)
The weather is warming up, and salad recipes come to the front of the files. Over the years I have been given numerous salad recipes. Some I have included in previous columns, while others have been put away for later use. I'm pulling those out now and featuring salads this week. I have not made a couple of these, but I certainly plan to make this first recipe for the buffalo chicken salad because I think it sounds great. I hope you enjoy these salad additions to your spring menus...
Actress Hepburn honored on stamp (05/19/10)
WASHINGTON -- Katharine Hepburn, star of such classic movies as "African Queen" and "Little Women," took her place on a U.S. postage stamp recently. The 44-cent stamp was dedicated in ceremonies in Old Saybrook, Conn., and is on sale nationwide...
John Lovekamp (05/19/10)
John J. Lovekamp, 81, of Jackson, formerly of Steelville, Mo., and Arenzville, Ill., died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield, Ill. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Naomi Atwell (05/19/10)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Naomi Sue Atwell, 60, of Jonesboro died Monday, May 17, 2010, at her home. She served in the U.S. Army and the National Guard. Visitation will be from noon to service time today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro...
Gina Gromer (05/19/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gina Marie Gromer, 41, of Perryville died Monday, May 17, 2010, at her home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday at Miller Family Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Whitewater Christian Cemetery...
Karen Arnold (05/19/10)
Karen J. West Arnold died Monday, May 17, 2010. Dear mother of Stuart and Diane Arnold; dear sister of Phyllis (Leon) Heise of Cape Girardeau, Jane (Orville) Middendorf of Affton, Mo., Jim (Anne) of Eureka, Mo., Gary (Sharon) and David (Dolly) West of Cape Girardeau; dear aunt of Debbie Hoffmeister, Richard (Kerri) Nunnally, Tara (Jerry) Ball, Stoney (Gina) and Rocky West, Jessica (Richard) Haws, Brian James and Brittney West...
Vicky Lankford (05/19/10)
Vicky L. Lankford, 41, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 17, 2010, at her home. She was born in Perryville, Mo., Aug. 23, 1968, daughter of Harold and Patsy Joyce Hunt Lankford. Survivors include her father of Fredericktown, Mo.; a brother, Larry Lankford of Festus, Mo.; four sisters, Brenda (Alan) Stark, Cindy Schremp, Carla (Neil) Schremp, all of Perryville, Debbie (Dave) Boyer of Cape Girardeau; several nieces and nephews...
Mary Wilson (05/19/10)
Mary Sue Wilson, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, Ill. She was born Sept. 15, 1936, in Montgomery County, Miss., to the late Rev. Joe Henry and LaMetta Campbell. She was united in marriage to Harry Wilson, who preceded her in death Dec. 17, 2009...
Eldora Ogborn (05/19/10)
Eldora Grace Pecord Ogborn, 92, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Willard, Ill., died Monday, May 17, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Aug. 20, 1917, in St. Louis. Her parents were William Charles and Katie McClarney Pecord. She and Lon Edward Ogborn were married Oct. 26, 1936. He preceded her in death Sept. 10, 1995...
Terrence Brown (05/19/10)
Terrence L. Brown, affectionately known as Sam, 38, of Grayson, Ga., died Thursday, May 13, 2010, the result of an accident in Zebulon, N.C. He was born Aug. 7, 1971, in Cape Girardeau, to Henry and Ruth Dogan Brown of Cape Girardeau. He was a graduate of Killeen High School in Killeen, Texas. He was of the Baptist belief...
Births 5/19/10 (05/19/10)
Son to Nicholas John and Eva Marie Winters of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 4:33 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010. Name, Owen Nicholas. Weight, 4 pounds, 13 ounces. First child. Mrs. Winters is the former Eva McAlister, daughter of Talmas and Lena McAlister of Scott City. She is an oral surgery assistant for Dr. R.L. Ward. Winters is the son of John and Suzie Winters of Ste. Genevieve, Mo. He is a claims representative with Progressive Insurance...
Alma Schrader Elementary School (05/19/10)
Alma Schrader Elementary School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Anna Al-Sayed, Zach Benton, Ryan Bland, Mary Boerboom, Jordyn Castillo, Cooper Crosnoe, Brogan Davis, Lydia Gentry, Megan Golden, Carly Gotto, Lexi Gurley, Meridith Ham, Madalyn Henderson, Mitchell Humphrey, Jacob Justus, Katie Keele, Brooke Kimberly, Griffin King, Destiny Kiser, Savannah Lively, Nathan McCoy, Noah Mejean, Nathan Patterson, Alexis Phillips, Zachary Sample, Connor Simon, Hayley Taylor, Danica Thomas, Hannah Trautman, Andrew Van Asche, Destinee Williams.. ...
Clippard Elementary School (05/19/10)
Clippard Elementary School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Aliya Arenas, Jasmine Beard, Maggie Boxdorfer, Trenton Bryan, Shaniyah Carter, Maia Coleman, Bryar Daum, Kennedy Givens, Elijah Hill, Hannah Jackson, Monique Johnson, Morgan Kluge, Paul Lufcy, Cody McBride, Charles Mosley, Justin Nguyen, Matthew Nussbaum, Carson Retter, Will Sellers, Blake Sparkman, Preston Stroder, Brendan Wilkens, Jered Williams...
Jefferson Elementary School (05/19/10)
Jefferson Elementary School A Honor Roll 4th grade: DeShawn Johnson, Haylie Reed, DeCortneyawna Willis B Honor Roll 4th grade: Montana Boyer, Jaden Brooks, Alex Colegate, Aarion Coleman, Lathan Daniels, Dawanda Green, Kezia Grigsby, Layton Hamby, Austin Holder, Zeke Hull, Dusty Hamilton, Jalynn Johnson, Kelvontra Lambert, Selina Lett, Mary Long, Mykael Medley, Carrington Mills, Deasya Pearson, Vanessa Ramos, Demetrius Rayford, Harley Sample, Madison Stinnett, Anthony Strack, Aleisha Tipler, Diamonte Wilkins, Brina Williams, Miara Williams, Elijah Woodson. ...
Jackson police/fire reports 5/19/10 (05/19/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Police report 5/19/10 (05/19/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Southeast Missouri State University reported the following item. Burglary...
Fire report 5/19/10 (05/19/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 5/19/10 (05/19/10)
A groundbreaking ceremony is held at noon at the First Baptist Church, 926 Broadway, to mark the start of construction of the church's new $1 million activities building, which will be built adjacent to the existing church structure. Ruth A. Lewis, a counselor at the Betty Ford Center for Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency, is the keynote speaker at the dedication of the new Franciscan Alcohol-Chemical Dependency Program at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Keeping up (05/19/10)
I suspect the key to economic survival is to live within your means. That basic premise of economics applies to your household budget, but it also applies to state and federal budgets. The federal government -- citing extraordinary times -- has clearly abandoned the principle of living within its means. And here in Missouri, the legislature adjourned Friday while leaving much of the heavy lifting to Gov. Jay Nixon in terms of cutting state spending to balance our delicate state budget...
Cape's fireworks (05/19/10)
If you ask which American holiday is the most patriotic, the biggest response will be the Fourth of July. If you ask what the highlight of any Independence Day celebration is, the biggest response will be fireworks. Because of budget constraints, many communities have cut back or eliminated big fireworks shows. But a group of veterans is bound and determined to make sure there is a proper celebration of our nation's birthday in Cape Girardeau...
May is NF Awareness Month (05/19/10)
NF stands for neurofibromatosis. It is a genetic disease that has affected our lives. Our daughter was diagnosed 10 years ago when she was 9 months old. NF is a lifelong disorder that can cause tumors to grow along nerves and can affect the development of bones and skin. ...
Speak Out 5/19/10 (05/19/10)
WHAT is the holdup with the casino riverboat in Cape Girardeau? It would bring more revenue and jobs into the area. The cities that have boats have not wasted away with crime. People are going out of Cape Girardeau and surrounding areas to other places taking money that could be kept in the Cape Girardeau area. ...
Prayer 5/19/10 (05/19/10)
Give us, O God, a taste of heaven: one spring day without whatever causes allergies. Amen.
motel mgrs in Paducah ky (05/19/10)
Me & my wife operated a motel in 1973 at paducah ky. I met this wonderful family named the Strongs. Threw this family, my son Karig Jarvis, met Zacj and they became friends and Kraig was lead to accept the Lord. zacks mom & brother worked for us and they treated us like family. ...
Senate Resolution for Nordenia U.S.A. 20th Anniversary (05/19/10)
Senator Jason Crowell Presents Senate Resolution to Nordenia U.S.A. to Celebrate 20th Anniversary JEFFERSON CITY -- Senator Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, will honor Nordenia U.S.A., a Jackson manufacturer, for their 20th anniversary of operation. The company, which was founded in Germany in 1966, works to provide innovative packaging solutions...
Kies family plans reunion in June (05/19/10)
A reunion of descendants of Christian Gottlieb Kies will be held Sunday, June13, in the Cape County Park North shelter #8 at noon. The meal will be catered with time for fellowship throughout the afternoon. All related Kies family members are invited. For additional information contact Norma Kies Blattner at 335-8952...
Featured Pet (05/19/10)
Roxy is a very fun Rat Terrier mix. She is available for adoption at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri. To see more pets please visit us at semopets.org.
Pooh Hanging Out (05/19/10)
My cat Pooh can chill out better than any animal I've ever seen. This is him relaxing on the kitchen floor.
Five Generations (05/19/10)
Five generations of the Surlet-Plumb family gathered at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau to celebrate Mothers' Day 2010. Seated is Alpha Surlet-Plumb-Hutson holding great great grandson Neal Wright. Standing are daughter-in-law Dorothy Schwartz-Plumb, granddaughter Sheila Plumb-Glosson, and great granddaughter Eva Glosson-Wright...
Where's my treat?? (05/19/10)
My baby, Macy, trying to figure out where her treat is!
Sammi Ann (05/19/10)
Sammi Ann playing in the snow. What a cutie!
Bestfriends Napping (05/19/10)
Clover(maltese) and Remi(yorkie mix) are bestfriends and play all day. After a long day of rough housing it was time to take a nap.
Barn in a field (05/19/10)
Just outside of New Hamburg MO
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