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Stories from Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rush Limbaugh latest to take Golf Channel's tips (06/17/10)
NEW YORK -- Newlywed Rush Limbaugh will be brushing up on his golf game. The Golf Channel said Thursday the radio commentator will be the third celebrity featured in "The Haney Project." In the series, Tiger Woods' former coach Hank Haney gives celebrities tips on improving their golf game...
Blue Angels arrive (06/17/10)
The Blue Angels fly over the Benton, Mo. area on their way to the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport Thursday afternoon, June 17, 2010 in advance of their performance at the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival this weekend. The pilots of the F/A-18 Hornets later practiced maneuvers over the area and above south Cape Girardeau.
Alma Schrader Elementary School receives award for character program (06/17/10)
Alma Schrader Elementary School recently received a national award for its character programming. The school received a promising practice award from the Character Education Partnership, a Washington, D.C., not-for-profit organization that advocates for character education...
Former superintendent to fill vacancy on Cape Girardeau School Board (06/17/10)
When the Cape Girardeau School Board considers its budget later this month, a fresh face will be weighing in on the decision.
Cape Habitat's store exceeding expectations (06/17/10)
The popularity of incorporating retro elements into home design is helping thrift stores like the Cape Girardeau Area Habitat for Humanity's ReStore. "I had a 1950s pink stove recently, and that was really the rage. People were fighting over it. I should have priced it higher," said ReStore manager Walter Wildman...
2-year-old twins found dead in car parked at Portageville apartment (06/17/10)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- Police in the Bootheel said twin 2-year-old girls have been found dead inside a hot car in Portageville. Police chief Ronnie Adams said all the windows in the car were rolled up when someone discovered the dead toddlers late Wednesday afternoon. Police said the deaths appeared to be heat-related...
Scott County using kits to test for heroin in the field (06/17/10)
Although curbing the production and sale of methamphetamine is the main focus for law enforcement agencies in Southeast Missouri, area authorities are concerned about the increase of drug cases involving heroin. Scott County Sheriff's Department investigator Branden Caid said earlier this year the department purchased kits designed to test for heroin in the field...
'Just awesome':Three take rides with Blue Angels at Cape airport (06/17/10)
Just ahead of the Blue Angels' appearance at the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival, a few Missouri residents flew in an F/A-18 Hornet Wednesday in recognition of their work with young people. Rob Bunger, a certified athletic trainer at Saint Francis Medical Center, and Neil Berry, the head principal at Fort Zumwalt West high school in O'Fallon, Mo., were given ride-alongs Wednesday. ...
Cape Girardeau architect dies at 71 (06/17/10)
Thomas Holshouser, a well-known Cape Girardeau architect with 750 building projects on his resume, died Monday at age 71. He died of an unexpected illness, daughter Kim Link said. Holshouser retired April 30 after 39 years of operating Holshouser & Associates, a Cape Girardeau architecture firm with offices at 219 N. Clark Ave.
Cape firefighters respond to fire at Prairie Lane business (06/17/10)
Heavy, black smoke billowed out of a local business Wednesday as fire crews responded to a fire at Prairie Lane and Wintergreen Drive.
Scott County sheriff provides numbers on how electronic monitoring bracelets can save money (06/17/10)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners have said electronic monitoring bracelets could save the state money. Now they have a concrete example of how much that could be. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter brought in figures during the regular county commission meeting Tuesday to provide "a prime example" of the savings from placing nonviolent offenders under house arrest using electronic monitoring technology, according to Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn...
Highway 72 reduced for pavement repair (06/17/10)
Highway 72 in Bollinger and Madison counties will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform patching repairs. The section of road is from Route F to Highway 51. The work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today...
Sikeston City Council OKs 2011 budget (06/17/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston's next fiscal year will be all about maintaining reserves while waiting for the economy to recover. City council members approved the city's fiscal year 2011 budget along with the staffing and compensation ordinance during a special meeting Tuesday. The next fiscal year begins July 1.
Chief: Twins sneaked away, died in hot car while grandmother slept (06/17/10)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- An investigator says twin 2-year-old girls found dead in a hot car in southeast Missouri may have sneaked away and gone into the vehicle while their grandmother napped. Authorities say Allannah and Alliya Larry were found dead Wednesday afternoon on a floorboard inside the car at an apartment complex in Portageville. All the cars windows were rolled up...
Mo. governor cuts $280M; education takes big hit (06/17/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Education is taking a big hit in Missouri's latest budget cuts. Gov. Jay Nixon announced about $300 million of budget savings Thursday, including $280 million in program cuts and $20 million in increased federal funds. Nixon cut aid for public school busing by $70 million for the budget year that begins July 1. That's on top of cuts made previously by legislators...
Mo. Southern president's contract extended (06/17/10)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Despite a faculty vote of no-confidence, the president of Missouri Southern State University has received a one-year extension of his contract. The Board of Governors on Wednesday voted to extend President Bruce Speck's contract through 2012...
Herculaneum rallies to save old stone bleachers (06/17/10)
HERCULANEUM, Mo. (AP) -- The eastern Missouri town of Herculaneum is grappling with what to do with beloved, 75-year-old stone bleachers that are showing their age at the high school football field. Now crumbling in spots, the bleachers date to the mid-1930s. They were part of a Works Progress Administration project meant to help the nation out of the Great Depression...
KC district looks to businesses for principals (06/17/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Chamber of Commerce crowd has insisted they want to help the Kansas City School District -- and on Wednesday, the district gave them a surprising option: Become a principal -- this coming school year. If the district could find good matches, corporate managers might take charge of one or two schools still without a principal, said Steve Harris, assistant superintendent of human resources...
Home construction falls in May after incentives expire (06/17/10)
WASHINGTON -- Homebuilders are sending a message: They won't be able to contribute much to the economic recovery now that government homebuying incentives have vanished. Home construction and applications for building permits sank in May, overshadowing favorable reports on manufacturing and wholesale inflation...
BP apologizes, guarantees $20 billion fund for Gulf oil spill victims (06/17/10)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama wrested a $20 billion compensation guarantee and an apology to the nation from British oil giant BP on Wednesday, announcing the company would set up a major claims fund for shrimpers, restaurateurs and others whose lives and livelihoods are being wrecked by the oil flooding into the Gulf of Mexico...
Boeing union says it could strike next week (06/17/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Boeing workers in St. Louis said they could walk out in as little as one week under a strike notice they plan to deliver to the company. The workers voted down Boeing's last offer Sunday. The notice says they could strike as soon as Wednesday...
Mortgage co. chief indicted in TARP case (06/17/10)
WASHINGTON -- A federal grand jury has indicted the head of what was once among the largest privately held mortgage lending companies for allegedly scheming to steal over half a billion dollars from the government's Troubled Assets Relief Program...
Funding doubled for bicycling, walking projects (06/17/10)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration more than doubled transportation spending on bicycling and walking last year as it seeks to coax Americans out of their cars, according to a Federal Highway Administration report released Wednesday. Spending on biking and walking projects rose from less than $600 million in 2008 to $1.2 billion in 2009. Twenty years ago, the federal government was spending only $6 million a year on such projects...
FDA: 'Female Viagra' falls short (06/17/10)
WASHINGTON -- The first pill designed to boost the female sex drive failed to have a significant effect on libido in two studies, federal health regulators said, though some women did report slightly more sexually satisfying experiences. The Food and Drug Administration is considering Boehringer Ingelheim's drug flibanserin for premenopausal women who report a lack of sexual desire, a market that drugmakers have been targeting for more than a decade since the blockbuster success of Viagra in men.. ...
Mass. researcher says he has identified 7 MIAs from WWII (06/17/10)
SUITLAND, Md. -- A private researcher who has labored for years to identify the remains of U.S. service members declared missing in action during World War II says he has matched seven MIAs with the remains of unknowns and he expects to match as many as 19 more within a week...
Experts: Firing squad is a humane execution (06/17/10)
SALT LAKE CITY -- A condemned Utah inmate's decision to die in a barrage of bullets fired by five unnamed marksmen has been vilified by many as an archaic form of Old West-style justice. But some experts argue it is more humane than all other execution methods, without the court challenges of cruelty that have plagued lethal injection...
CIA papers: U.S. caught off-guard in Korean War (06/17/10)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- The CIA on Wednesday released a massive number of documents dealing with the Korean War, some of which point to the young agency's failure in the late 1940s to understand crucial events on the Korean peninsula in the run-up to the conflict...
Sea creatures flee Gulf Coast oil spill, gather near shore (06/17/10)
GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Dolphins and sharks are showing up in surprisingly shallow water just off the Florida coast. Mullets, crabs, rays and small fish congregate by the thousands off an Alabama pier. Birds covered in oil are crawling deep into marshes, never to be seen again...
Kyrgyz army tries to get control in riot-hit south (06/17/10)
OSH, Kyrgyzstan -- Kyrgyzstan's weak military attempted Wednesday to regain control of the city of Osh, a major transit point for Afghan heroin and the epicenter of ethnic violence that has driven much of the Uzbek population from the country's poor, rural south...
Defying sanctions, Iran plans more atomic reactors (06/17/10)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Defying week-old U.N. sanctions over its nuclear program, Iran promised to expand its atomic research Wednesday as its president vowed to punish the West and force it to "sit at the negotiating table like a polite child" before agreeing to further talks...
Flash floods near French Riviera leave at least 19 dead, 12 missing (06/17/10)
DRAGUIGNAN, France -- At least 19 people were killed in flash floods that hit the back hills of the French Riviera on Wednesday and turned streets into rivers of surging, muddy water, officials said. There was confusion about how many people were missing in the flooding that washed over picturesque towns and left them standing in several feet of brown water, a press officer at the local Var region prefecture said. ...
3 killed, homes damaged in Indonesia quakes (06/17/10)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A series of powerful earthquakes hit Indonesia on Wednesday, killing at least three people, damaging hundreds of homes and triggering a brief tsunami warning that sent residents fleeing to high ground. Rescue officials said the death toll could climb, with several hard-hit remote areas yet to be reached...
U.N.: Israel dismantles some checkpoints (06/17/10)
JERUSALEM -- A senior U.N. official said Israel has dismantled 20 percent of its West Bank checkpoints in the past year. Philippe Lazzarini, head of the U.N. humanitarian affairs office in Jerusalem, said Israel has removed 121 checkpoints, but 505 checkpoints and dozens of road obstacles still hinder Palestinian travel...
Heavy workload fails to slow down Post 63 (06/17/10)
The Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons Post 63 American Legion baseball team is in a grueling stretch that has it scheduled to play 14 games in 11 days. Cape so far has emerged none the worse for wear. Post 63 notched a pair of wins Wednesday, completing a run of eight games in five days. Cape is 7-1 during that span and 16-2 on the year...
Summer baseball roundup: Capahas fall to host Golden Spikes (06/17/10)
A recap of Wednesday's action from the area diamonds.
Holliday, Cardinals whiff against Mariners (06/17/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Another off-night for the Seattle Mariners' offense? Jason Vargas and two relievers were stingy enough to make it work. Vargas stymied the St. Louis Cardinals into the eighth inning and Matt Holliday failed again in the clutch in a 2-1 victory that prevented a three-game sweep Wednesday night...
At the top: Valedictorian Bill Shell, Eagle Ridge (06/17/10)
Parents: William and Rebecca Shell What is your most notable academic achievement? Having multiple writings published in ACSI and other contests. What is your favorite school activity and why? Track and field. I get the opportunity to compete with the best athletes around...
At the top: Valedictorian Haley Welker, St. Vincent (06/17/10)
Parents: Bob and Peggy Welker What is your most notable academic achievement? Becoming valedictorian. What is your favorite school activity and why? Drama Club. I loved helping out backstage at our school plays. What is your favorite high school memory? Our senior bonfire. It was pouring down rain, so our class made a slip-n-slide in the mud while we were building it. We didn't let it rain on our parade!...
At the top: Valedictorian Caitlin Schamburg, Perryville (06/17/10)
Parents: Steven and Deborah Schamburg What is your most notable academic achievement? Valedictorian What is your favorite school activity and why? Cheerleading, because I love being involved at sporting events and also other school-sponsored events. I love performing, too!...
At the top: Valedictorian Emma Shell, Eagle Ridge (06/17/10)
Parents: William and Rebecca Shell What is your most notable academic achievement? Having my writings published with the ACSI. What is your favorite school activity and why? Track and field because nothing is better than running with my brother...
Who's next 6/17/10 (06/17/10)
Scholarships Honors, Achievements n Theodore V. Towner of Cape Girardeau graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts in philosophy and was also named to the spring semester dean's list at Beloit College in Beloit, Wis. -- From staff reports...
Hooked on Science: Three-layered density (06/17/10)
Using a few items from around the kitchen, you can learn all about density. STEP 2: Pour the corn syrup into the large transparent glass, about a quarter full. STEP 3: Slowly pour the same amount of vegetable oil into the glass. STEP 4: Slowly pour the same amount of colored water into the glass...
Considering a career in nursing (06/17/10)
FRED LYNCH ~ flynch@semissourian.com Hailey Roth of Altenburg, Mo. takes a turn with CPR on the Sim Man during Nursing Camp 2010 on Monday, June 14, 2010 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. ...
Falling Whistles (06/17/10)
June 17, 2010 Dear Leslie, In the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1,500 people die each day in a decade-long war subsidized by the country's mineral deposits. Most die from pneumonia, malnutrition, malaria and diarrhea, all normally treatable if not for the war. Nearly half of those who die each day are children...
Steven Haman (06/17/10)
Steven Haman, 54, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joan Turner (06/17/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Joan M. Turner, 71, of Anna died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at her home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Randy Carstens officiating. Burial will be in Big Creek Cemetery...
Joseph Chuck (06/17/10)
Joseph G. Chuck, 83, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Dongola, Ill., and Hammond, Ind., died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Nov. 20, 1926, in East Chicago, Ind., to Joseph and Barbara Sector Chuck. He married Janice Lee Earnhart on Aug. 7, 1976. She preceded him in death March 18, 2002...
Thomas Holshouser (06/17/10)
Thomas C. Holshouser, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 14, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born May 1, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, to Charlie and Velma Allen Holshouser. He and Judith S. Gleason were married July 15, 1966, in Cape Girardeau...
Callie Callahan (06/17/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Callie Callahan, 92, of Cairo died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Facility in Charleston, Mo. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at First Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church, with Donald Topp officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge, Ill...
Births 6/17/10 (06/17/10)
Son to Dean Nicholas and Shannon Micheal Meyer of Frohna, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 1:01 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2010. Name, Kobe James. Weight, 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Second son. Mrs. Meyer is the former Shannon Gholson, daughter of Robert and Debra Gholson of Summerdale, Ala. She is employed at Buchheit Inc. Meyer is the son of Clarence Meyer of Uniontown, Mo., and the late Faye Meyer. He is employed by Kranawetter Construction...
Jackson police report 06/17/10 (06/17/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/17/10 (06/17/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/17/10 (06/17/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Assaults Thefts Burglary Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 6/17/10 (06/17/10)
Charles and Doris McBride for Carbondale, Ill., have purchased acreage from the estate of the late Burton J. Gerhardt on the south side of Highway 74 and just east of South Kingshighway; they'll construct a building to house a Mack Truck sales and service facility...
Up in the air (06/17/10)
If you haven't already made plans to attend the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival this weekend, or if you haven't yet purchased advance tickets at a reduced price, there's still plenty of time. This year's air show at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport is expected to be one of the biggest and best ever. Air show organizers expect crowds to be much larger than previous air shows...
Thanks for Buddy Poppy help (06/17/10)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3838 wishes to thank all Buddy Poppy workers and the community for supporting the generous work done on May 28 and 29. This effort was outstanding support for veterans by your community. All funds collected will be used for veterans programs in our community...
Teen Challenge: Good work (06/17/10)
Just a word of thanks for all of the fascinating articles on Teen Challenge. Our family has been encouraged by this information. Continue in all of your good work for the community and all you have been called to do. MARGARET ANN MHOON, Sikeston, Mo....
Speak Out 6/17/10 (06/17/10)
SOMEONE said the only ones who are against the "don't ask, don't tell" policy were the Republicans in Congress. This overlooks a major group that doesn't want it repealed: the military itself. I hadn't been down Broadway for quite a long time. Today I found it to be nothing but scary. ...
Prayer 6/17/10 (06/17/10)
Give us, O God, the good sense to take care of ourselves in the outdoor heat. Amen.
The very worst of politics (06/17/10)
As a veteran, I spent time over Memorial Day weekend alongside Tommy Sowers as he walked the 100-Mile Yard Sale listening to voters. At the same time that I was walking with Tommy in honor of our fallen heroes, Jo Ann Emerson had just voted against a pay increase for our troops, and her campaign was smearing Tommy's military record with false claims...
Attack was pathetic, desperate (06/17/10)
Last week the Southeast Missourian published a paid letter by Bill Emerson's former chief of staff, Josh Bill. A day later, the publisher of the Southeast Missourian described the same letter as "repugnant." I'd describe Josh Bill's letter differently: pathetic and desperate...
Analyzing military spending (06/17/10)
As a retired lieutenant colonel, I agree with former senator Talent's article: Defending America is the constitutional duty of the federal government. But as he discussed deficits in Air Force capability, I spotted the red herrings he threw out as he advocated for the "military-industrial complex" Eisenhower warned us about...
Legislation favors BP (06/17/10)
Many have propagated the notion that the Gulf region oil spill is the result of a nonexistent unregulated free market. BP met or exceeded every single federal regulation. As is always the case, regulations fail to protect property rights. Government regulations are about control and submission, not protection...
Downtown BirdieBall Golf Tournament (06/17/10)
The First Fifth Annual Louis J Lorimier Memorial World Famous Downtown Golf Tournament and All You Can Eat Catfish Buffet will take place on Sunday, June 27, 2010. Registration begins at 12:30pm with a 1:30 tee time. Take advantage of the opportunity to whack a BirdieBall through the alleys and streets of Downtown Cape Girardeau or the terraces of the River Campus. Proceeds from the $25.00 entry fee benefit the City of Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Louis Lorimier Red House Foundation...
Let's Fly! (06/17/10)
U.S. Navy Blue Angels # 1,#2,#5,#7 praticing their moves over Cape Girardeau, MO on Thursday June 17th 2010 as they get ready for the Cape Air Festival on Saturday June 19th 2010!
Fly High! (06/17/10)
A U.S. Navy Blue Angel flying over Schnucks Supermarket on S. Kingshighway on Thursday June 17th 2010!
Let's Jet! (06/17/10)
U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flying in Formation over the channel by the Cape Regional Airport on Thursday June 17th 2010!
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