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Stories from Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Answering the call: On the path from classroom to courtroom (07/06/10)
For 21-year-old Areda Johnson, a Southeast Missouri State University student, the challenges leading up to becoming a lawyer is part of the fun. On Friday, Johnson completed a six-week internship with the Cape Girardeau County prosecuting attorney's office -- an experience she said has made her almost positive she wants to be a prosecutor. ...
5 Jackson teachers to perform experiments on NASA flight (07/06/10)
They filled out a 23-page application, outlined the experiments and modified their scientific equipment. Now, at the end of this month, five Jackson High School science teachers will work in a zero-gravity environment. "It's all mental preparation. You're talking to a guy who will hardly ride a roller coaster," said Bryan Doyen, a chemistry teacher. "We know our bodies will let us do it."...
Cape County Transit Authority wants to expand bus services further (07/06/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority has growing pains. It added a new bus route this year that increased ridership by 35 percent to 800 rides per week. Since Tom Mogelnicki took over as executive director in 2007, its fleet of vehicles has almost doubled, employment is up 60 percent and ridership for all services is up 76 percent...
Thousands attend Cape, Jackson Fourth of July celebrations (07/06/10)
Souped-up show cars and crashed derby cars were among the attractions at the Fourth of July festivities in Jackson and Cape Girardeau.
Jackson sewer project, last from 1998 bond issue, to be finished by late summer (07/06/10)
When the city of Jackson completes the combined Elwanda and Old Toll Road sewer projects at the end of the summer, all of the construction projects approved under a 1998 bond issue will be complete. "It was about $11 million in water and sewer improvements. We've been making improvements annually to the water and sewer system, so we've been pecking away at the high priority projects and now we've finally got down to these," said Rodney Bollinger, public works director...
Missouri State Water Patrol identifies drowning victim (07/06/10)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- The Missouri State Water Patrol has identified the 14-year-old boy drowned Sunday morning in the Current River as Nicholas Bosecker of Mounds, Ill. According to the Water Patrol, the boy was camping and swimming with family members near Big Springs in Van Buren, Mo...
Bollinger County sheriff: Attempted kidnapping was custody dispute (07/06/10)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- An attempted kidnapping in Bollinger County Sunday was a custody dispute between a separated husband and wife, according to Sheriff Leo McElrath...
Several crews responded to early Sunday morning fire (07/06/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- No one was injured in a Scott County structure fire that drew area fire departments to the scene around 2 a.m. Sunday.
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 7/6/10 (07/06/10)
7 p.m. today City hall 401 Independence St.
Fireworks suspected in huge mulch fire (07/06/10)
ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities say children playing with fireworks may have caused a huge mulch fire at a quarry south of St. Louis. Firefighters responded to the Simpson Quarry in Arnold on Sunday afternoon. They needed more than 12 hours to bring the fire under control, drawing water from the Meramec River...
Missouri recruits keep word through upheavel (07/06/10)
The near collapse of the Big 12 did not scare off the Tigers' early recruits
Area digest 7/6/10 (07/06/10)
The Cape Girardeau Post 63 Ford & Sons Senior American Legion baseball team defeated Jackson Post 158 11-3 on Sunday in the consolation bracket of the Paragould, Ark., tournament. Ronnie Scott allowed two earned run over four innings to grab the win. Mason Sander suffered the loss...
Capahas take third in tourney (07/06/10)
Sean Bard took one for the team. The Plaza Tire Capahas captured third place Monday at the Valmeyer, Ill., tournament with a 7-6 victory over the hosts. Bard was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning to drive in the winning run. Bard finished 2 for 4 with four RBIs, including a two-run homer to dead center in the first...
Wainwright displays All-Star form all day (07/06/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright abandoned his game face when St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa informed the right-hander he was a first-time All-Star. But not for long. "I was grinning. You can't not grin unless you're Albert Pujols and you do it every year," Wainwright said. "I knew I had to pitch, but I think it's all right to be excited about it."...
SCC's Porter ranks among nation's top recruits (07/06/10)
People who follow high school basketball in this area know how good a player Scott County Central's Otto Porter is. Those across the nation are jumping on board. Porter, a 6-foot-8 forward who will be entering his senior season at SCC, recently was listed as No. 93 on the rivals.com top-150 prospect rankings for the class of 2011...
Line 'em up! Country-western dance classes keep the mind and body in shape (07/06/10)
Rick and Joanne Roberts had been square dancing together for more than 20 years before they tried line dancing in 1993. Though Rick enjoys dancing now, he admits he was very self-conscious when he first started. His wife -- and his own "hard-headedness" -- kept him going despite his initial reservations...
Around the bend: Memphis to Vicksburg, Part I (07/06/10)
Memphis, Tenn., to Vicksburg, Miss. Day one Oct. 18, 2008 Today I dedicate this entire adventure to my Dad, Bud Milligan, who passed away this summer on July 23. Yesterday would have been his 79th birthday. I love you, Dad, and know you are still with me on this river tonight as you have been from the beginning...
Designing safe, stylish backyard homes for birds (07/06/10)
Watching our little avian neighbors enjoy the backyard birdbath and feeder is one of life's quiet pleasures. But when night falls, they too need a place to sleep. Designers and craftsmen have turned their creative talents to the task; some of the results might make you wish you could downsize yourself and grow some wings. ...
Talking shop with Earl Norman, chairman of Benton Hill Investments Co. (07/06/10)
Earl Norman founded the company now known as MedAssets and, since selling it in 2001, has focused his efforts on commercial real estate. He says he's partially retired now, but still comes to the office almost daily and stays busy volunteering with his church as well as the effort to bring a community college to Cape Girardeau...
The Wav of the future: Audio tours via cell phone (07/06/10)
WavBall tourism information service is now available at five local historic sites. Here's how it works: Signs are posted with a toll-free number visitors can call from their cell phones to hear audio descriptions of the places they're visiting. During the Independence Day weekend, WavBall provided audio tours at the Cape River Heritage Museum, Glenn House, Fort D, Old St. Vincent Church and the Red House Interpretive Center...
People on the move 7/6/10 (07/06/10)
Dr. Janna R. Crosnoe, who has worked with Cape Physician Associates for more than 13 years, is starting Cape Primary Care, a new physician practice partner of Saint Francis Medical Center. Cape Primary Care opened Thursday at 3004 Gordonville Road in Cape Girardeau. ...
Constance Blattner (07/06/10)
A life complete, a work well done, a race happily ended, like the ending of a beautiful day, the sunset being the climax of the passing hours and bringing rest to the weary traveler who has journeyed along the way. No one knew her but to love her, no one mentioned her name only in praise. Loving mother, devoted grandmother...
J.B. Seabaugh (07/06/10)
J.B. Seabaugh, 85, of Chattanooga, Tenn., formerly of Jackson, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft Miller Funeral Home.
Stanley Friese (07/06/10)
Stanley Friese, 52, of Jackson died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft Miller Funeral Home.
Brian Tucker (07/06/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Brian S. Tucker, 30 of Anna died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mark Goins officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery...
Ilene Burris (07/06/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Glenda Ilene Penrod Burris, 86, of Cairo died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo. Visitation will be from noon until time of services Wednesday at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Terry Penix officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in Dongola, Ill...
Nicholas Bosecker (07/06/10)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Nicholas Lloyd Bosecker, 14, of Mounds, formerly of Big Sandy, Tenn., passed away Sunday, July 4, 2010, from a swimming accident at Current River in Van Buren, Mo. Nicholas was born July 15, 1995, at Carbondale, Ill., son of Lloyd A. "Bo" Bosecker and Linda Huey...
Monell Beitman (07/06/10)
Hazel Monell Beitman, 89, formerly of Jackson, passed away Monday, July 5, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, where she had lived the past 17 years. Monell was born Aug. 1, 1920, in Bessville, Mo., to Emil and Mary Murray Mabuce. She was a triplet to a sister, Audell, and a brother, Delwin. The triplets were the youngest of five children. The other two siblings were brothers, Estel and Benton. All of the siblings preceded Monell in death...
Donnie Trowbridge (07/06/10)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Donnie Trowbridge, 47, died July 2, 2010, at his home in Las Vegas. He was born Jan. 8, 1963, in Los Angeles, the son of Donald and Rachel Trowbridge. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, and two children, Jesse and Paige of Las Vegas...
Geraldine Love (07/06/10)
Geraldine Young Love, 83, passed away to eternal life on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Geraldine was born in Belzoni, Miss., on March 16, 1927 to Joe and Bertha White Young. She married Henry Love on Aug. 17, 1946. Geraldine, a longtime resident of Cape Girardeau, graduated from John S. ...
Billy Chambers (07/06/10)
Billy Ray Chambers, 31, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 11, 1978, in Cape Girardeau to Devonda Casey and Dennis Chambers. He had worked in construction and was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed collecting basketball cards, loved to wrestle and loved being a father...
Births 7/6/10 (07/06/10)
Son to Brandon Jay and Heather Faye Smith of Advance, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 8:21 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2010. Name, Andrew Jay. Weight, 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Smith is the former Heather Green, daughter of Joe and Kathy Brown of Bell City, Mo. Smith is the son of Bill and Brenda Smith of Campbell, Mo. He is employed at Nestle Purina...
Jackson fire/police report 7/6/10 (07/06/10)
The Jackson police department released the following items. Arrests to not imply guilt. Arrests Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/6/10 (07/06/10)
DWI Burglary The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety released the following items. Theft...
Out of the past 7/6/10 (07/06/10)
A new engraving firm, the Cape Art Engraving Co. Inc., has been formed with Donald R. Strohmeyer as president; the firm is at 423 Broadview St. The Minton House, 444 Washington Ave., one of the oldest residences in Cape Girardeau, has reverted back to the financial institution holding the mortgage on it; Colonial Federal Savings and Loan Association is offering it for sale...
Cape's recycling (07/06/10)
Two months have passed since Cape Girardeau began its new trash and recycling system at the beginning of May, and statistics for the first full month contain some encouraging indications. In that first month, residents were encouraged to do a simple separating process by putting recyclable material -- papers, plastic, cardboard, tin cans, aluminum -- in one container and trash in another. ...
Speak Out 7/6/10 (07/06/10)
CAN someone please explain how cutting taxes would result in decreasing deficits? To relate this to the average person, how could you speed up the paying off your debts if I were to decrease the amount of your paycheck? This is the nonsense the GOP has been trying to get us to buy into for the past 40 years. ...
Prayer 7/6/10 (07/06/10)
For those who volunteer to help others, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Guard aids deployed Soldiers at Pennsylvania depot (07/06/10)
LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- A group of nearly 30 Missouri National Guard Soldiers descended on Letterkenny Army Depot recently to accomplish two vital missions -- to receive real-world training at a large, U.S. military installation and to help their fellow Soldiers deployed thousands of miles away in Iraq and Afghanistan...
Cousins celebrating 4th of July (07/06/10)
The cousins having fun!
In honor & memory of our Tess (07/06/10)
Thanks for being our beloved boxer girl. We'll miss you.
Fountain One (07/06/10)
Fireworks at Arena Park, Independence Day 2010
The Cape Girardeau Mudcats Baseball Team (07/06/10)
The Cape Girardeau Mudcats Baseball team participated in their first tournament, the Super Series Baseball 2010 Missouri/Illinois Bi-State Championships, in Bridgeton, MO on June 25-27. Teams from Missouri and Illinois battled both each other and the weather throughout the weekend. ...

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