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Stories from Friday, June 18, 2010

44 prospective students appear at Cape college center's first open house (06/18/10)
When the doors opened for the Cape Girardeau Partnership for Higher Education's first open house, students and their families were waiting to enroll. While a study outlined the demand for community college services in Cape Girardeau County, school officials have said they will not know exactly how much demand is there until they see the enrollment numbers. ...
Photo story: Disabled American Veterans B-25 Mitchell Bomber (06/18/10)
This view over Cape Girardeau with the river straight ahead was taken through the nose window of a B-25J that's part of the Disabled American Veterans Airshow Outreach Program.
At forum, GOP candidates for recorder of deeds cite improvements that could be made (06/18/10)
Two Republicans running to unseat Cape Girardeau County's longtime recorder of deeds are seeking better customer service. In a forum hosted by the Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club at Dexter Bar-B-Que, candidates Shelly Lane and Scott Clark made the case for their respective candidacies. The winner of the Aug. 3 primary will go up against Democratic incumbent Janet Robert, who has been unopposed since 1994. She has been in office since 1977...
Roof of Broadway building collapses (06/18/10)
Broadway between Fountain and Middle streets was closed Thursday afternoon after the roof of a vacant building collapsed. The Cape Girardeau Fire Department and numerous police officers responded to the collapse at 430 Broadway just before 1 p.m.
Remainder of Blue Angels team lands at Cape Girardeau airport (06/18/10)
Six U.S. Navy Blue Angels arrived at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport on Thursday in preparation for their first performance at the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival in 18 years. "I grew up in a military family so I love fighter jets. Anytime I get to see them, I'm there," said Rob Stephens, sales and marketing director at Servpro who saw the Blue Angels at the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival in 1992...
Cape County Commission appoints three recommended by SB40 Board, two others (06/18/10)
An overflow crowd watched the Cape Girardeau County Commission as it reappointed three sitting members and named two new members to the controversy-wracked CGC SB40 Board.
Fire damages Cape apartment (06/18/10)
A basement apartment in a house at 721 N. Middle St. in Cape Girardeau sustained moderate fire damage early Friday morning. Units from the Cape Girardeau Fire Department were called to the structure at 2:46 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they found smoke showing at the rear of the residence. A search confirmed that no one was inside at the time, and firefighters extinguished the blaze...
Analyst explains effects of new health care law (06/18/10)
Thomas McAuliffe of the Missouri Foundation for Health is trying to bring clarity to the confusion surrounding federal health care reform. A health policy analyst, McAuliffe is speaking to groups across the state and on Thursday addressed a crowd of about 70 people, including health care workers and community leaders, at the Show Me Center...
Tuition hike prompts Senath-Hornersville school board to look at boundary agreement (06/18/10)
SENATH, Mo. -- Following concerns of rising tuition costs, the Senath-Hornersville Board of Education decided to look into a 1972 agreement with the Kennett School District regarding the district boundary line. At a recent meeting, the board discussed the area south of Kennett and includes the John Deere Community, Horner Road, Providence Road, and the Josephine Subdivision...
Lazy L Safari Park reopens Saturday (06/18/10)
Vicki Lantz holds a baby African crested porcupine in her home near Lazy L Safari Park in Cape Girardeau County. The family-owned and operated walk-through zoo reopens Saturday and includes an animal nursery, reptile aquarium, petting and feeding zoo and acres of land with more than 500 animals, including zebras, antelope, kangaroo and emus. ...
One arrested as 200 pot plants seized in Poplar Bluff (06/18/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Authorities seized about 200 suspected marijuana plants from inside what is described as a "marijuana grow house" on Pershing Street Tuesday morning. At about 10:15 a.m., Poplar Bluff police chief Danny Whiteley was contacted by the landlord, who had gone to 921 Pershing St. ...
Several people in Sikeston area treated for heat-related illnesses (06/18/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Summer weather has crossed the line from uncomfortable into dangerous. Missouri Delta Medical Center has already treated five people for heat-related illnesses since temperatures and the humidity shot up over the weekend, according to Joy Cauthorn, safety and disaster manager for the center. Cauthorn said heat-related illnesses aren't out of the ordinary -- but the timing this year is.
Mo. lawmakers: Gov. Nixon to call extra session on Ford (06/18/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to announce today that he is calling a special session to offer new tax incentives for Ford Motor Co., several state lawmakers said. Nixon held a conference call Thursday morning with House and Senate leaders -- his second in a week -- and participants said the governor indicated he would call a special session that would start the week of June 28...
Nixon cuts $280M from budget (06/18/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Education took a big hit Thursday in Missouri's latest round of budget cuts as Gov. Jay Nixon halved busing aid to public schools and significantly reduced college scholarships for the upcoming academic year. Other cuts will affect people with chronic health problems, the mentally ill, the disabled who receive in-home services and developers who depend on state tax credits. ...
Herculaneum rallies to save stone bleachers from 1930s (06/18/10)
HERCULANEUM, Mo. -- 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...
Missouri twins, 68, share same-day wedding anniversary (06/18/10)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Sharon Hillyard and Karon Ray are more than just sisters. They have shared almost every one of life's experiences over the last 68 years. As children, they shared the same classrooms and the same friends in the same small town. They shared clothes and shoes. They even shared a boyfriend for a little while until they figured out what he was up to...
Missouri truck driver logs 4 million wreck-free miles over 29 years (06/18/10)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- He has been told he holds the record. Harold "Hank" Thomas of Hannibal has been honored for driving a truck four million miles without an accident -- and he has been informed this is a Missouri record. In February he was named "trucker of the month" by the Missouri Trucking Association...
'BP blew it': Oil executive pilloried by lawmakers (06/18/10)
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers pilloried the boss of the company that caused the Gulf calamity Thursday as BP chief executive Tony Hayward said he was out of the loop on decisions at the well and asserted, "I'm not stonewalling." That infuriated members of Congress even more, Democrats and Republicans alike...
GM to keep most plants open during summer shutdown to meet demand (06/18/10)
DETROIT -- General Motors Co. said Thursday it will keep most of its U.S. factories open through the normal two-week summer shutdown to meet demand for some of its vehicles. The automaker will keep nine of 11 assembly plants open to make 56,000 more vehicles that are in high demand, such as the Buick LaCrosse luxury sedan and the Chevrolet Traverse large crossover vehicle...
Regulators vote to reconsider rules on broadband Internet (06/18/10)
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators are reconsidering the rules that govern high-speed Internet connections -- wading into a policy dispute that could be tied up in Congress and the courts for years. Over the objections of the agency's two Republican commissioners, the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to begin taking public comments on three paths for regulating broadband. ...
House votes for $30B small-business lending fund (06/18/10)
WASHINGTON -- A $30 billion government fund would be available to community banks to increase lending to small businesses under a bill passed by the House Thursday as congressional Democrats tried to revive their election-year jobs agenda. House Democrats projected that banks would use the fund to leverage up to $300 billion in loans to small businesses, helping to loosen tight credit markets. ...
Workers on oil rig forced to look for jobs after drilling ban (06/18/10)
MORGAN CITY, La. -- Mr. Charlie has seen the up and downs over the years in the oil patch off Louisiana's coast, but this could be the toughest slump of all. Earlier this week, the steel rig stationed on the Atchafalaya River graduated what could be one of its last classes of workers prepping for the rigors of offshore life...
Toy soldiers run afoul of school's weapons ban (06/18/10)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Christan Morales says her son just wanted to honor American troops when he wore a hat to school decorated with an American flag and small plastic Army figures. But the hat ran afoul of the district's no-weapons policy because the toy soldiers were carrying tiny weapons...
Uzbeks allege rapes, say troops let violence occur (06/18/10)
OSH, Kyrgyzstan -- An estimated 400,000 people -- nearly one-twelfth the population -- have fled their homes to escape Kyrgyzstan's ethnic violence, the U.N. said Thursday as throngs of refugees huddled in camps along the Uzbekistan border without adequate food or water...
European Union OKs new sanctions on Iran (06/18/10)
BRUSSELS -- The European Union on Thursday adopted new sanctions against Iran, the latest in a series of measures taken by the international community in an effort to halt the country's nuclear program. The restrictions come on top of a fourth round of sanctions imposed last week by the U.N. ...
Israel loosens its chokehold on Gaza (06/18/10)
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli decision Thursday to ease its blockade of Gaza under intense international pressure could spell the beginning of the end of the chokehold that has hurt ordinary Gazans far more than their militant Hamas rulers. The order to allow in all foods and some desperately needed construction materials brought calls for Israel to go much further and did little to quell the global outcry over the deadly flotilla raid that tried to bust the embargo...
Al-Qaida in Iraq adopting Taliban's more complex bombing tactics (06/18/10)
BAGHDAD -- An al-Qaida in Iraq front group claimed responsibility Thursday for an unusual attack more typical of the Taliban in Afghanistan -- a commando-style assault in which suicide bombers wearing military uniforms stormed the Central Bank during rush hour in Baghdad...
Cape Legion wins tourney opener (06/18/10)
Cobb strikes out 12 in an 8-1 victory in the SEMO Invitational
Bulls hone skills vs. elite talent (06/18/10)
ORAN, Mo. -- The Missouri Bulls baseball team stands out from most of the other teams playing in this weekend's SEMO Invitational. While most of the teams participating in the tournament feature players from St. Louis, Southwest Missouri or Southern Illinois, it's impossible to find a Bulls player who did not play high school baseball in Southeast Missouri this spring...
Cherokees enact run rule in victory (06/18/10)
The SEMO Cherokees used a strong offensive performance to put an early end to their opening game at the SEMO Invitational on Thursday. Matt Crader capped a four-run sixth inning with an RBI single to give the Cherokees 18-and-under team a 12-2 run-rule win over the Warriors Baseball 18-and-under team...
Lakers capture NBA title (06/18/10)
Los Angeles won its 16th NBA title with an 83-79 win over the Celtics
Blues acquire Canadiens goalie for two minor league players (06/18/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues now have a goalie who fits right into their youth movement, acquiring Jaroslav Halak fresh off his star-making playoff run for Montreal. The Blues picked up the 25-year-old Halak, whose play helped the Canadiens make a surprise run to the Eastern Conference finals, on Thursday for a pair of minor league forwards, former 2007 first-round pick Lars Eller and Ian Schultz...
Ludwick, Rasmus pick up slack (06/18/10)
The pair has helped minimize the effect of Holliday's prolonged slump at the plate
Escape into photos (06/18/10)
They say the summer blockbusters fall during this season to give people refuge from the oppressive heat, something we're familiar with in Southeast Missouri. For the next nine days I'd like to suggest a free alternative to spending two hours sitting in a dark room watching Hollywood's latest motion picture...
Downtown golf and other stuff (06/18/10)
OK. You've tithed to your church. You've pledged to United Way. You've sent a check to Haiti. And you've helped pay for orphanages in Africa and schools in Nicaragua. Take what's left in your bank account and sign up for the Fifth Annual Louis J. Lorimier Memorial Downtown Golf Tournament and All-You-Can-Eat Catfish Buffet. Call me for an entry form. Or check with the Convention and Visitors Bureau. It costs a whopping $25. Each...
Defying Lojic: St. Louis-based band doesn't define its sound (06/18/10)
Some may characterize Lojic's music as rock and some could say it's reggae, but the sound this band puts out can't be forced in a box. The band took inspiration from artists such as 311, Bob Marley and The Urge and put its own unique spin on several music genres...
Illinois festival celebrates culture, traditions of Purhepecha people (06/18/10)
COBDEN, Ill. -- On Sunday, Cobden will host the first cultural festival celebrating the Purhepecha people, an indigenous people from the Michoacan province in Mexico. They have been migrating to the Cobden area as farm workers since 1962, and this is the first year they are being celebrated...
Stewart picks ending for fourth 'Twilight' film (06/18/10)
LOS ANGELES -- The stars of "Twilight" are already looking forward to the final two installments in the vampire franchise. Author Stephenie Meyer's fourth and final "Twilight" book, "Breaking Dawn," is splitting into two parts, and while scripts are still being written, star Kristen Stewart says she knows exactly where the fourth movie should end: With Bella having just given birth and Edward being forced to change her into a vampire to save her life...
Bravo: Gate crasher one of D.C.'s 'Real Housewives' (06/18/10)
NEW YORK -- Executives at the Bravo network took a long time deciding whether to go ahead with its "Real Housewives" series based in Washington after one of its stars crashed President Barack Obama's first state dinner, its programming chief said...
Finding the lost boys: Author talks about book on history of homeless boys in St. Louis (06/18/10)
Some ideas come and go, but for Bonnie Stepenoff, the idea of a book shining light on the forgotten and misused youth of midcentury St. Louis came in the 1970s and has finally gone to print. Her fifth book, "The Dead End Kids of St. Louis: Homeless Boys and the People Who Tried to Save Them," details the lives of young boys trying to survive in a city that did not have the resources to help them...
Tunes at Twilight spotlight: Dan Bliss (06/18/10)
Kansas City guitarist Dan Bliss brings his intricate picking patterns and smooth blues and jazz tunes to Cape Girardeau today for a Tunes at Twilight performance. Bliss, an upstate New York native, has spent 20 years in Kansas focusing on his solo acoustic performances. ...
Steven Haman (06/18/10)
Steven Leslie "Superman" Haman, 54, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born March 12, 1956, in Cape Girardeau, to Leslie and Lillian Lueder Haman. Steven was engaged to Trish Curtis. Steven graduated from Central High School in 1974. He then worked five years at Cape Auto Salvage, Wiethop Truck Co. 10 years and Southeast Missouri Hospital 15 years...
Wanda Johnson (06/18/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Wanda Mae Johnson, 79, of Anna died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at Jonesboro Rehab and Healthcare Center. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Anna, with the Rev. Federico Higuera officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery at Cobden, Ill...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/18/10 (06/18/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/18/10 (06/18/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Jackson police/fire report 6/18/10 (06/18/10)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest FIRE...
Out of the past 6/18/10 (06/18/10)
Plans to open a Pasta House restaurant in West Park Mall are announced by Mercantile Bank and Trust Co. of Cape Girardeau, which will provide the construction financing; the 3,800-square-foot facility will be near the Venture store in the mall. Last night's Cape Girardeau City Council study session turned into a gripe session as council members used the occasion to complain about everything from the condition of the old Marquette Hotel to the appearance of the city's parks...
Correction 6/18/10 (06/18/10)
* A brief in Thursday's Southeast Missourian incorrectly listed Chase Tobin's major. Tobin graduated summa cum laude from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, with a bachelor of science in biology. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Flying history (06/18/10)
In a fascinating four-part series this week about aviation at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, reporter Melissa Miller has given us a glimpse of the rich flying tradition this area holds. During World War II Harris Field, later taken over by the city, trained hundreds of military pilots. Over the years the airport has welcomed presidents, would-be presidents, entertainers and a host of famous men and women...
Party labels: 'Yes' or 'No'? (06/18/10)
Alan Journet tags the GOP the party of "No" without giving proper consideration to the constituents they represent. Of course, Journet hardly garners credibility when he stereotypes a major political movement as "nut cases" while calling for a rational and intelligent debate...
Speak Out 6/18/10 (06/18/10)
PRE-BP oil spill point of view: "Keep the government out of our lives." Post-BP oil spill Republican point of view: "The government must take complete control." SO how is it a judge will let a person off with probation after he tried to kill his wife so he will be able to work in our society? But when you are late on your child support, you are convicted of a felony which keeps you from getting a lot of jobs and you can't pay your child support. ...
Prayer 6/18/10 (06/18/10)
To those whose love endures year after year, send your blessings, O God. Amen.
Slow Fly By (06/18/10)
Blue Angels do a slow fly by during their practice on Friday afternoon , June 18th at the Cape Girardeau Airport.
To Close for Comfort (06/18/10)
A tight formation looks to close for comfort , Blue Angels during practice on Friday afternoon , June 18th at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.
Into the Blue (06/18/10)
Blue Angels during practice on Friday afternoon , June 18, 2010 at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.
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