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Stories from Thursday, July 8, 2010

Family of man who died in Mongolia still awaiting autopsy results (07/08/10)
The family of a local man who died on a hiking trip in Mongolia is still waiting on autopsy results through the U.S. Embassy there, the man's father said Wednesday. Colin McLain, a 2003 graduate of Central High School, left for Mongolia in May to begin an eight-week "externship" for the legal adviser to the country's leader. He was found dead in Bogdkhan National Park after he was reportedly missing for more than two days...
Political figures, university officials attend Southeast Missouri State autism center grand opening (07/08/10)
Months after opening, Southeast Missouri State University's new Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment got its welcoming reception.
Cape County ambulance now has equipment suited for heavier patients (07/08/10)
Although Cape County Private Ambulance Service Inc. hasn't seen an influx of patients weighing more than 350 or 400 pounds, the staff now has the capability to make such patients safer and more comfortable if there is an emergency. The bariatric transportation unit, which cost the ambulance $35,000, became available for service calls about a month ago. ...
War aims need rethinking, 8th District candidate Sowers says at campus meeting (07/08/10)
Congress needs to lead a re-evaluation of war aims in Iraq and Afghanistan that would set realistic, achievable long-term goals, Democratic Congressional candidate Tommy Sowers said Wednesday. During a town hall meeting on the Southeast Missouri State University campus, Sowers said Congress has failed in its constitutional duty to control the military and keep the executive branch in check. ...
Lt. Gov. Kinder files lawsuit against health care law (07/08/10)
Citing an attempt to protect the Missouri and U.S. constitutions, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder filed a lawsuit in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday challenging the federal health care legislation.
USDA offers Stoddard County farmers chance to create waterfowl habitat in response to Gulf oil spill (07/08/10)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The effects of the Gulf oil spill are about to hit home in Stoddard County. The Daily Statesman newspaper reported the USDA's National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is starting a program offering farmers incentives to turn land into waterfowl habitat to accommodate migratory birds...
Mobile planetarium to be part of Cape library's summer reading program (07/08/10)
The Cape Girardeau Public Library is bringing a mobile planetarium to this year's summer reading program. The Dome, for children from kindergarten to seventh grade and for families, will debut from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Youth Services coordinator Sharon Anderson came across the planetarium during a fundraiser for the Discovery Playhouse Children's Museum in March. She said the library staff had been searching for something new to bring to the summer program and liked what they saw...
Groundbreaking today for extension of Route AB (07/08/10)
A groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the extension of Route AB in Cape Girardeau County is scheduled for 4 p.m. today. The ceremony will be at the intersection of highways 25 and 77, south of Dutchtown. The extension of Route AB will include grading and paving. During the project the intersection of highways 25 and 77 at Blomeyer will be reconstructed to include a roundabout. Improvements will connect Highway 25 with Interstate 55...
Cape Girardeau County ambulance service achieves accreditation from academy (07/08/10)
Recently, Cape County Private Ambulance Service Inc. became one of two agencies in Missouri that is an Accredited Center of Excellence by the National Academy of Emergency Medical Dispatch. The academy, which started accrediting dispatch centers around the United States in the early 1990s, requires agencies to meet 20 standards...
Weekend fire calls cost one area city over $10,000 (07/08/10)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Fire calls resulting from fireworks had the Kennett Fire Department busy over the weekend, costing the city more than $10,000 in personnel costs. According to Kennett Fire Chief John Mallott, there were approximately 25 fire calls on the July 4 holiday...
Scott County commissioner voices concern over dispatcher turnover (07/08/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Despite offering decent wages and benefits in a time of high unemployment, Scott County is having problems keeping staff at its E-911 Communications Center, according to Scott County Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reported Ziegenhorn contacted Debbie Glenn, branch manager of Manpower in Sikeston, during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday for advice on retaining dispatchers...
Alzheimer's Association to kick off preparations for Memory Walk (07/08/10)
The Southeast Missouri Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk kickoff, in which individuals and teams will network and discuss fundraising campaigns, will be Saturday. Association leaders and participants will be preparing for the actual Memory Walk on Sept. 18...
Cape Girardeau School Board agenda 7/8/10 (07/08/10)
*** Noon today Board office, 301 N. Clark Ave. Business item * Approval of roofing bids for Alma Schrader and Clippard elementary schools *** Executive session
Democrat candidate Sowers opens television ad campaign (07/08/10)
Democratic congressional candidate Tommy Sowers began his airwaves campaign against incumbent U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson this week, but Emerson's campaign questioned whether he's trying to make points with voters or out-of-state contributors. The ad, which will be broadcast six times on KFVS12 at a total cost of $1,340, mixes a bit of biography of Sowers with criticism of Emerson's votes on trade deals and the $700 billion bank rescue bill approved in 2008...
Clerk says 7 apply for voter registration on deadline day (07/08/10)
Wednesday was the deadline for registering to vote in Missouri's primary, and Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark-Summers said the day brought seven new voter registration applications into the clerk's offices in Cape Girardeau and Jackson. Applications postmarked by 5 p.m. Wednesday are still accepted...
Mo. girl welcomed home after kidnapper kills self (07/08/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Four-year-old Alisa Maier clutched a teddy bear and smiled broadly at the crowd gathered Thursday in the yard where she was abducted three days earlier, then held captive before being abandoned alone in a faraway town.
Harris-Stowe plans new residence hall (07/08/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Harris-Stowe State University is planning a second residence hall. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the university will break ground July 20 for the $15 million building. The residence hall will provide room for 200 students. Funding comes from the Department of Education's HBCU Capital Financing Program...
Carthage chief to get new kidney from ex-student (07/08/10)
CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) -- Carthage police Chief Greg Dagnan got the news via e-mail that he would be getting a new kidney. His donor, as it turns out, was one of his law enforcement students when he was teaching at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. Dagnan said he remembers Tricia Waddell, 23, as a student, but that he didn't know her well when she was in school...
Nixon urges action on Ford plan (07/08/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon wants lawmakers to come to an agreement this week on new incentives for the automotive industry. But that does not appear likely. Nixon traveled Wednesday to an automotive supplier in Dexter, where he asserted that Ford Motor Co. will be making decisions "in the coming weeks" about where to build vehicles in future years...
Stocks surge as financials, materials jump (07/08/10)
NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones industrials climbed back above 10,000 Wednesday after investors had second thoughts about the heavy selling in the stock market during the last two weeks. Stocks soared and the Dow rose 275 points after a modest gain Tuesday. ...
Arrest made in L.A. 'Grim Sleeper' serial killings (07/08/10)
LOS ANGELES -- A former police mechanic suspected of killing 10 people and stumping detectives for more than two decades was finally arrested Wednesday after police used DNA from his son to track him down. Lonnie Franklin Jr., 57, was charged with 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty if convicted, District Attorney Steve Cooley said...
One worker killed in Ohio sauerkraut plant roof collapse (07/08/10)
FREMONT, Ohio -- Authorities say one worker has died in a roof collapse at a sauerkraut factory in northern Ohio. Fremont police chief Tim Wiersma says three others were injured in Wednesday's accident. One of them was trapped for about four hours...
Selective enforcement at heart of Arizona immigration lawsuit (07/08/10)
PHOENIX -- On paper, Arizona's controversial new immigration law is not that different from the federal version. But the key difference is this: Arizona wants every illegal immigrant caught and deported. The federal government says treating all 11 million of the nation's illegal immigrants as criminals would overwhelm the system...
Janitor finds 3-foot python in locker (07/08/10)
NEWTON, Mass. -- A custodian cleaning out lockers at a Massachusetts high school was so shocked when a 3-foot-long snake fell at his feet that he didn't even think it was real. Ed Reardon told The Daily News Tribune that at first he thought it was a change purse. Then he thought it was a rubber snake...
Solar-powered Swiss plane gets its day in the sun - at night (07/08/10)
GENEVA -- An experimental solar-powered plane whose Swiss makers hope someday to fly around the globe soared into uncharted territory Wednesday -- the cold, dark night. The team of adventurers and engineers behind the Solar Impulse project are already celebrating an aviation milestone for the longest solar flight after keeping the single-seat prototype aloft for almost 15 hours...
Church: Cuba offers to free 52 political prisoners (07/08/10)
HAVANA -- The Roman Catholic Church said Wednesday that Cuba's communist government has agreed to free 52 political prisoners and allow them to leave the country in what would be the island's largest mass liberation of dissidents in decades. Five would be released in a matter of hours and planned to head into exile in Spain, while the remaining 47 would be liberated in "a process that will take three or four months starting now," according to the statement by the office of Havana's Roman Catholic Archbishop, Cardinal Jaime Ortega.. ...
'Climategate' inquiry mostly vindicates scientists (07/08/10)
LONDON -- An independent report into the leak of hundreds of e-mails from one of the world's leading climate research centers on Wednesday largely vindicated the scientists involved, saying they acted honestly and that their research was reliable...
Russian spy claims swap in works for spies in U.S. (07/08/10)
MOSCOW -- The Cold War-style intrigue over a reputed spy ring nabbed in the United States deepened Wednesday as word emerged of a possible scheme to swap Russians who hid in American suburbia for an imprisoned arms-control researcher and others who passed secrets to the U.S...
Southeast roundup: Redhawks add three to soccer program (07/08/10)
A look at what's happening in the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics.
Connell, Arpin tie for first (07/08/10)
Corey Connell and Tyler Arpin both shot 76s to tie for first place in the boys 16 to 19 18 holes tour division at the Gateway Junior PGA Series event Wednesday at the Cape Girardeau Country Club. Alex Reid and Drew Hosp tied for third with 77s. Brady Dixon shot an 80 to win the boys 14 and 15 tour division by one stroke over Cody Cox and Travis Simmons...
Post 63 exacts revenge (07/08/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons Post 63 American Legion baseball team did not mind Wednesday night's sudden change of venue. Post 63 was eager to play Sikeston again regardless of the location. "As long as we got to play these guys again," Cape's Dustin Crowden said. "We were looking for some revenge."...
Misera-bullpen (07/08/10)
DENVER -- Chris Iannetta hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies pulled off another late rally against St. Louis, beating the Cardinals 8-7 on Wednesday night. A day after the Rockies scored a remarkable nine runs in the ninth to stun St. Louis 12-9, Colorado came back this time after trailing 5-0 in the middle innings...
At the top: Valedictorian Aftan Cato, Advance (07/08/10)
Parents: Brian and Tiffany Cato What is your most notable academic achievement? Staying on A honor roll for my entire high school career. What is your favorite school activity and why? Beta Club state meetings were always a lot of fun. We got out of school on Fridays and went to Branson, Mo., for three days...
Notre Dame Regional High School students work on reservations during service trip (07/08/10)
About 40 students from Notre Dame Regional High School got a taste of life on an American Indian reservation. The students and 11 adults worked with Navajo and Hopi tribes during a weeklong service trip to Northern Arizona in June. Students split into groups for activities ranging from moving sheep pens to working in a local senior center. Another group was dedicated to the cooking for everyone for the week...
Hooked on Science: Measure your toilet's water usage (07/08/10)
Did you know your kidneys clean the waste from your blood? This waste is then deposited into your bladder and then washed away in the form of urine. Using a few items from around the house you can discover how much water your toilet uses in just a few days...
Learning briefs 7/8/10 (07/08/10)
Scholarships The following students received scholarships from Southeast Missouri State University: Honors, Achievements Altenburg: Royce Bohnert and Jesse Eichhorn Burfordville: Matthew Hopkins Cape Girardeau: Garion Lovig, Kristen Hinton, Elizabeth Buchheit, Keara Pringle, Aaron Huey, Benjamin Medlin, Renee Moreland, Austin Johnson, Conrad Westrich, Jessie Hahn, Brittany Moreland, Cassandra Browne, Tyler Payne, Darris Gerlach Jr, Michael Sprengel and John Kiblinger...
neXt up 7/8/10 (07/08/10)
What's happening this weekend
Big footprints (07/08/10)
July 8, 2010, Dear Julie, Summer has brought flotillas of relatives to our burg on the Mississippi. DC's sister Danice's family delivered the two great-grandchildren here from San Diego for Father's Day. For four days at the cabin on the Castor River they ate, swam, slept, ate, fished, ate, watched a movie out at the amphitheater, blew up fireworks, slept and began again. ...
Vernon Schlosser (07/08/10)
Vernon Nicholas Schlosser, 83, of Scott City died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 25, 1926, to Ed and Ida Westrich Schlosser in Illmo. He married Revella Welter on July 17, 1947, in Kelso, Mo...
Tommy Seabaugh (07/08/10)
Tommy Seabaugh, 83, of Jackson died Monday, July 5, 2010, at his home. He was born Dec. 5, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, to Wiley Thomas and Rada Niswonger Seabaugh. He and Virginia L. Bolen were married March 7, 1947, in Cape Girardeau. She preceded him in death...
Dwain Rains (07/08/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Dwain Rains, 68, of Chaffee died at his home Wednesday, July 7, 2010. He was born Jan. 22, 1942, at Watts, Ark., son of Blain and Junia Otta Barnes Rains. He and Sherrin Lancaster were married Feb. 4, 1961. Dwain was a carpenter with Drury Co. in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Chaffee, Chaffee Elks Lodge 1810 and Carpenters Local 1795 of Farmington, Mo. He was an avid horseshoe pitcher and was elected to the SEMO Association Hall of Fame...
Dr. Richard Hernandez (07/08/10)
Dr. Richard Philip Hernandez, 56, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 5, 2010, in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 3, 1954, in Barranquilla, Colombia, to Robert Cesar and Helen Louise Douglas Hernandez. Richard received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota...
Peggy Tinsley (07/08/10)
Peggy Jean Tinsley, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Ratliff Care Center. She was born Nov. 2, 1942, in Fornfelt, to Pearl H. and Georgia Applegate Klingeman. She first married Leo King in 1959 in Cape Girardeau. She then married Thomas Tinsley in 1984 in Las Vegas. They both survive...
Bessie Owen (07/08/10)
Bessie Owen, 94, of Scott City died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 28, 1915, in Drum, Mo., to William Henry and Mary Florence Moore Baker. She married Capt. Louis H. Owen Nov. 24, 1934, at Benton, Mo. He died Sept. 25, 1978...
Births 7/8/10 (07/08/10)
Son to Darren Mitchell Riegert and Christna Marie Parmer of Dutchtown, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:32 a.m. Friday, June 18, 2010. Name, Dalton Michael Eugene. Weight, 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Third child, second son. Ms. Parmer is the daughter of Doyle and Julie Parmer of Dutchtown. She is employed by Dutch Clean. Riegert is the son of Mitchell and Gail Riegert of Cape Girardeau. He is employed by Cardinal Concrete...
Jackson police and fire reports 7/8/10 (07/08/10)
POLICE Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Property damage Miscellaneous FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: ...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/8/10 (07/08/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/8/10 (07/08/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 7/8/10 (07/08/10)
The Mississippi Queen, the largest paddlewheeler floating on the Mississippi, docks here in the morning as the Water Street Six plays for passengers; the Queen is en route to New Orleans from St. Louis. Charles Stucker, who has prowled Cape Girardeau for two years as the city animal-control officer tracking skunks, deer and other wildlife, met a formidable challenge yesterday; a two-pound squirrel monkey held him off for more than two hours from a tree on North Spanish Street...
School spending (07/08/10)
Trying to make ends meet following a recession is proving to be quite a challenge for local and state governments as well as the federal government. Unlike Washington, most local and state governments don't have the option of deficit spending. And as state and federal funding cuts are made, local entities are having a tougher time with their budgets...
Playland will be for everyone (07/08/10)
Thank you very much for recognizing the generous donation made by Procter & Gamble to Melaina's Magical Playland. I did want to clarify, however, that this playground is being built to be used and enjoyed by people of all abilities and ages. It is not a "playground for children with disabilities." Rather, it will include components and features that allow persons with disabilities to be able to access the equipment, unlike so many of the playgrounds in our area. ...
Our nation's Christian heritage (07/08/10)
Sunday we celebrated the 234th anniversary of our republic, a nation conceived by honorable, and for the most part, God-fearing Christians. For the first time in history a nation was built based on the equality of all men and the inherent worth and dignity of all its citizens. We rejected kings and the blooded aristocracy. We believed all men to be born free. Our only restriction was the fear of God and adherence to his law as prescribed in Holy Scripture...
Speak Out 7/8/10 (07/08/10)
I would like to remind everyone of Ronald Reagan's remarks made several years before he became president: "The dust bin of history is littered with the remains of those countries that relied on diplomacy to secure their freedom. We must never forget, in the final analysis, that it is our military, industrial and economic strength that offers the best guarantee for peace in America in times of danger." This is probably one of the truest statements made in the last 50 years...
Prayer 7/8/10 (07/08/10)
For good friends who add something special to our lives, we give thanks, O God. Amen.
We need less federal intrusion (07/08/10)
According to Investors Business Daily (June 15, 2010), Sen. Harry Reid is sponsoring legislation to federalize employment policies of local governments throughout the nation. Investors Business Daily states, "While a boon to unions, this law would seriously damage our federalist system by taking away a large measure of local control over police and firefighters unions and lead to higher costs to local governments and taxpayers, costs that neither will be able to affect at the ballot box."...
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary's Adorable Adoptable (07/08/10)
Shadowlyn is a Siamese Mix kitten who is around 13 weeks old. She loves to be picked up and cuddled. Shadowlyn also has a wonderful purr. Shadowlyn is available for adoption at Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary, 573-243-9823. Please view other adorable adoptables at safeharboranimalsanctuary.org...
New Hamburg late in the evening (07/08/10)
Looking west across hwy A in New Hamburg on a summer evening
Isabella's summer haircut (07/08/10)
It didn't take Isabella, our yorkie, shih zhu, pekipoo mix, long to get one of the bows out of her hair after being groomed. She loves to look out the window and watch for company, of any kind!!
8 1/2 FOOT HIGH CUCUMBER TREE (07/08/10)
Sheriff, the German Shepherd, stands next to the 8 1/2 foot tall cucumber tree planted by Bob Hess, of Jackson, MO. Bob was tired of searching for cucumbers on the ground, so he planted them around an old tree stump with a trellis attached. Sure makes for easy picking!...
Tomato plant (07/08/10)
This Ruby Heirloom tomatoe was started as a seed in the house in a AeroGarden in April. The plant was moved out to a growing pot on the porch in May. Last count of tomatoes was 99 on one plant. July 2, twelve tomatoes were picked. Growers: Lyndell & LaVerne Bradshaw...
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