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Stories from Friday, July 23, 2010

Autopsy: Exhumed Ripley County couple found in fire were shot (07/23/10)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- Gunshots killed an elderly Ripley County couple exhumed for autopsies Thursday, not a fire that consumed their home one month ago today. This new information may result in additional charges for four Ripley County residents already charged with murder in the deaths of another elderly couple...
Race for presiding commissioner: Democratic candidate Wissman concerned about waste (07/23/10)
A desire to make the Cape Girardeau County Commission for the people and by the people provides the motivation for Democrat Pat Wissman's campaign for presiding commissioner. The retired over-the-road truck driver said he is concerned with the way the commission is currently operating...
Victim advocate remembered as 'ambitious and enthusiastic' (07/23/10)
In the late 1980s and in to the 1990s, other Missouri counties were looking to Southeast Missouri and what area law enforcement officials were doing to support victims of violent crime. They were looking to the area for guidance because of Bettie Knoll, a woman who was passionate about keeping her community safe and advocating for victims of crime unsure of their rights...
Cape businesses lack recycling option - for now (07/23/10)
Despite the recent residential recycling push by the city of Cape Girardeau, local businesses don't have that option. "Quite a number of local business have expressed a desire to recycle, but the city doesn't take recycling from businesses," said Dr. Alan Journet, co-facilitator of the Southeast Missouri Climate Protection Initiative, a local environmental group...
Scott County man charged with forgery for concealing urine in jail (07/23/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- A 48-year-old Benton man with prior convictions in Scott County is accused of keeping firearms in his home where children were present and concealing his own urine after being booked into jail.
157th District candidates cite jobs, health care as top issues (07/23/10)
Candidates in the 157th District Republican primary said they are ready to go to Jefferson City and address the issues that affect the region and the state. The district, which includes Jackson, northern Cape Girardeau County and all of Perry County except Perryville, is currently represented by Republican Scott Lipke, who will be stepping down to become a circuit judge...
T.J. Maxx to open Cape Girardeau store (07/23/10)
At a time when the economy is keeping many businesses from expanding, T.J. Maxx will be adding a new Cape Girardeau store to its discount retail chain.
Bloomfield to hold meeting on school bus pick-up (07/23/10)
The Bloomfield School District will hold a public meeting Tuesday, July 27, to gain input on alternate transportation for in-town students for the 2010-11 school year. The Bloomfield School Board voted to stop picking up students within a mile of the campus at their July 12 meeting in an effort to reduce transportation costs...
Route E to be closed for pipe replacement (07/23/10)
Route E in Cape Girardeau County will be closed while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the road. The first section of road is between Route D and County Road 451. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7 a.m. ...
Traffic to be rerouted for work at Blomeyer (07/23/10)
Construction on Highways 25 and 77 and Route AB continues in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties at Blomeyer. Weather permitting, on Monday, the contractor will reroute traffic on Highway 25 near the intersection of Highway 77 at Blomeyer onto the temporary bypass. This is being done to facilitate the next phase of the roundabout, which includes removing sections of the existing road...
Handbell choir performs at Grace United Methodist Church (07/23/10)
Four boys arrested as suspects in Cape burglaries (07/23/10)
Cape Girardeau police officers arrested four boys Tuesday at 1518 Bloomfield St. after a neighbor reported suspicious activity at the residence. Police believe the boys, ages 14 to 16, are responsible for numerous residential burglaries and thefts from vehicles that have occurred in Cape Girardeau over the last week...
Cape Girardeau County Commission sets date for hearing on deed transfer (07/23/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission set a date to decide whether to deed two properties to the Cape County Board for Developmentally Disabled, formerly known as the SB40 board, at its Thursday morning meeting.
Ripley County authorities exhume bodies found in burned home (07/23/10)
RIPLEY COUNTY, Mo. -- The caskets of two elderly fire victims were exhumed Thursday morning from a rural Ripley County cemetery.
Twelve adults graduate South Cape leadership training program (07/23/10)
Twelve adults from the south side of Cape Girardeau each received a certificate Thursday evening in recognition of their graduation from the River Corridor Connection Leadership Academy. The graduation took place in front of about 35 onlookers at the Greater Dimension Church in Cape Girardeau. Graduates celebrated learning how to be leaders in their community and will now focus on keeping Cape Girardeau's black teens in school.
Southwest Mo. public defender office turns away new clients (07/23/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Criminal defendants in southwest Missouri will not be eligible for a state public defender until next month because of high caseloads and overworked lawyers. The state public defender system said Thursday that its Springfield office would not accept new cases until August because the 20 lawyers there cannot handle any more defendants. The public defender system anticipates that it will only be able to take new cases for the first couple of weeks of each month...
Judge hears arguments over Arizona immigration (07/23/10)
PHOENIX -- A judge held two hearings in a courtroom packed with spectators and top Arizona officials Thursday on whether the state's new immigration law should take effect amid a flurry of legal challenges against the crackdown. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer attended the second hearing, as did the U.S. attorney for Arizona, Dennis Burke...
Bellwether manufacturers turn in strong earnings reports (07/23/10)
People aren't spending money like they used to. Unemployment is still flirting with double digits. And the housing market is still shaky. So the future looks bleak for the economy, right? Not necessarily. A handful of good earnings reports Thursday suggested that some of the major U.S. companies that make things and move them around -- including Caterpillar, 3M and UPS -- could lead the way to an economic recovery...
Obama apologizes to ousted USDA employee (07/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- Flooded with apologies from everywhere, Shirley Sherrod got the biggest "I'm sorry" of all Thursday -- from President Barack Obama, who personally appealed to the ousted worker to come back. Sherrod, who was forced to resign Monday because of racial comments she made at an NAACP gathering, was asked by Obama to rejoin the federal government and transform "this misfortune" into a chance to use her life experiences to help people, said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.. ...
Obama signs bill to extend jobless benefits (07/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- Federal checks could begin flowing again as early as next week to millions of jobless people who lost up to seven weeks of unemployment benefits in a congressional standoff. President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law a restoration of benefits for people who have been out of work for six months or more. ...
Senate Democrats abandon comprehensive energy bill (07/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats on Thursday gave up plans to attempt to pass an energy bill that caps greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, abandoning a priority of President Barack Obama. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said no Republican was willing to back a comprehensive energy bill, a development he called "terribly disappointing."...
Renewal of Bush tax cuts could be temporary (07/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- Many Americans could be hit with a big tax increase in the next two or three years despite President Barack Obama's repeated promises to shield the middle class from higher rates. Democrats are hedging about making Obama's pledge stick for more than a year or two, setting up a major battle on a sensitive subject just before the November elections...
Six dead, nine injured in Calif. Greyhound bus crash (07/23/10)
FRESNO, Calif. -- A Greyhound bus traveling to Sacramento from Los Angeles crashed on a highway in California's Central Valley early Thursday, killing six people and seriously injuring nine others. The bus, carrying 36 people, struck a sport utility vehicle that had overturned in front of it, slammed into a concrete center divider and clipped another vehicle shortly after 2 a.m. just outside downtown Fresno, California Highway Patrol officer Axel Reyes said...
Legacy of nuke drilling site in Colorado lingers (07/23/10)
PARACHUTE, Colo. -- It may go down as one of the most bizarre nuclear experiments ever tried. In 1969, the government detonated a subterranean nuclear bomb to break loose natural gas deposits from tight sandstone formations more than 8,000 feet below ground on a Colorado mountain. The bomb was twice as powerful as the one that destroyed Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945...
Some Internet porn sites now accessible in China (07/23/10)
BEIJING -- Word leaked out slowly, spread by Web-savvy folks on Twitter: Internet porn that once was blocked by Chinese government censors was now openly available. "Are they no longer cracking down on pornographic websites? A lot of porn sites and forums are accessible," technology blogger William Long wrote on his feed...
Tropical depression moving toward Gulf oil spill (07/23/10)
NASSAU, Bahamas -- A tropical depression in the southern Bahamas was on a course Thursday that could take it over the site of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Rain and lightning raked the low-lying Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas, while forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm system could become Tropical Storm Bonnie before today and reach the Gulf of Mexico by Saturday...
Hugo Chavez severs Venezuela's diplomatic ties with Colombia (07/23/10)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez severed Venezuela's diplomatic relations with Colombia on Thursday over claims he harbors guerrillas, and he warned that his neighbor's leader could attempt to provoke a war. Chavez said he was forced to break off all relations because Colombian officials claim he has failed to act against leftist rebels who allegedly have taken shelter in Venezuelan territory...
Friction among Afghans looms as challenge in south (07/23/10)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Lt. Col. Abdul Hadi, a police commander in Kandahar city, is a burly, bearded man who speaks quickly and bluntly. And he didn't mince words during a meeting with a young U.S. Army officer overseeing an infusion of elite Afghan security forces in his district...
18 SEMO athletes earn OVC academic honors (07/23/10)
Eighteen Southeast Missouri State athletes claimed Ohio Valley Conference Medals of Honor for the 2009-2010 academic year, the league announced Thursday. The Medal of Honor is given annually to the athlete who achieves the highest grade-point average in a conference-sponsored sport...
Jackson heads to Midwest Plains Regional with something to prove (07/23/10)
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team will begin play today at the Midwest Plains Regional with unfinished business. During Tuesday's final practice before leaving for the tournament, Jackson players and coaches acknowledged they remembered last year's regional championship well...
Champions crowned at Lassies Classic (07/23/10)
New champions were crowned Thursday as the Lassies Classic concluded at the Cape Girardeau Country Club. With some of the field only playing 18 holes after Wednesday's rain, Sissy Donahue and Sherre Simmons emerged victorious in the 32nd annual event with a score of 63...
Cape zoned in on taking title (07/23/10)
The top three finishers from last year are back, including the defending state champion, along with another perennial American Legion powerhouse. That makes up a loaded field for the American Legion Zone 4 tournament beginning today in Cape Girardeau...
Phillies' 11-inning win ends Cardinals streak (07/23/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The Philadelphia Phillies survived another poor offensive showing, just a bit too late to reward Cole Hamels' command performance in blazing heat. Placido Polanco homered leading off the 11th inning as the Phillies ended the St. Louis Cardinals' eight-game winning streak and averted a four-game sweep with a 2-0 victory on Thursday. It was 91 degrees with high humidity at game time and 93 by mid-game...
Music mania (07/23/10)
Nashville, Tenn., may officially be the Music City, but Cape Girardeau will hold its own in the smaller market this weekend. From old favorites to new acts, local stages will be busy today through Sunday. Well Hungarians will perform at 8:30 p.m. today at the Pink Galleon. The group plays its country hits around St. Louis and will make the drive down today to entertain the straight country crowd in Southeast Missouri...
Police and streets (07/23/10)
How many times have you read a Speak Out comment starting something like this: "I am against the (fill in the blank) tax because we're already taxed too much." OK, I'll agree that we pay a lot of taxes, but how do we expect to receive all the government services we depend on unless we're willing to pay our share? If I don't pay, who will?...
Plenty of events set for this year's Homecomers (07/23/10)
During Jackson Homecomers, the lights and sounds of carnival rides fill uptown Jackson. People spread blankets and chairs and settle in each evening for the entertainment. The 102nd annual Jackson Homecomers will open with a welcome from Mayor Barbara Lohr at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Jackson Municipal Band will play to start the evening's entertainment and be followed by the 2010 Miss Homecomers Queen Pageant...
Cape West 14 Cine focuses on bringing more independent movies to local screens with Diamond Film Series (07/23/10)
This summer, Cape West 14 Cine in Cape Girardeau is stepping off the beaten path to showcase independent, foreign and critically acclaimed films. Wehrenberg's Diamond Film Series features a collection of films that aren't necessarily considered mainstream but still feature a recognizable cast and interesting stories...
Local photography club snaps into action (07/23/10)
A local group is encouraging the art of photography and social interaction for both professional and amateur shutterbugs. The River Region Photography Association has grown to include 20 members since it was begun five months ago by Dan Buckenmyer, a Fruitland photographer who is studying to be a professional...
Best bet: The Melroys (07/23/10)
The Melroys will play at 8 p.m. Saturday at Stooges Restaurant in Jackson. The band, which specializes in rockabilly, has put out two albums; "The Melroys" in 2004 and "Walls Will Fall" in 2006. The group formed in 1999, and, according to the its website, has roots running between Chuck Berry's St. ...
Mary Perryman (07/23/10)
Mary Louise Perryman, 81, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. Monday until time of service at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park...
William Pribble (07/23/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- William Andrew "Andy" Pribble, 80, of Anna, formerly of Cobden, Ill., died Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at his home. He was a veteran. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden, and from 9:30 a.m. to service time Saturday at First Baptist Church in Cobden...
Dorothy Underwood (07/23/10)
Dorothy Ruth Kaempfe Underwood, 87, of Birmingham, Ala., passed away peacefully in her home Wednesday, July 21, 2010. She was born Dec. 17, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, the youngest of nine children of Frieda Emma Veronica Burfeind and Carl Johann Kaempfe...
Dorothy Singleton (07/23/10)
Dorothy Imogene Singleton, 77, of Cape Girardeau went to be with her savior Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at her home. She was born Jan. 17, 1933, at Oriole, daughter of Omer Lee and Louise Jane Kinnard Abernathy. She and Richard Malone Singleton Sr. were married July 24, 1950, and were together 26 years...
Fred Nebel (07/23/10)
Fred R. Nebel, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born July 9, 1915, in Gordonville, to Julius F. and Pauline Friedrich Nebel. He and Cordia Stueve were married Nov. 21, 1943, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau by the Rev. F.H. Meltzer. They had been married 63 years. She preceded him in death Dec. 18, 2006...
William Linley (07/23/10)
William D. "Bill" Linley, 71, of Jackson passed away Thursday, July 22, 2010, at his home. He was born Feb. 1, 1939, in Greenway, Ark., son of James A. and Kathleen J. Haley Linley. He and Shirley J. Cook were married Sept. 30, 1961. Bill was a revenue agent with the Missouri Department of Revenue, retiring in 2001 after 15 years with the department. He was a council member of the AhNiYvWiYa (Cherokee) Tribe, and his Indian name was Walking Buffalo...
Luvina Kline (07/23/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Luvina J. Kline, 95, of Perryville died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Independence Care Center. She was born Nov. 2, 1914, in Perry County, daughter of Frank and Frances Baudendistle Berkbiegler. She and Carl Kline were married Dec. 29, 1934, in Waterloo, Ill...
Wayne Isaac (07/23/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Wayne Richard Isaac, 74, of Chaffee passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 23, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, son of George Eugene "Blue" and Clara Gertrude Strack Isaac. Wayne worked at Grasher-Shy Grocery Store in Chaffee many years, delivering groceries to customers at their homes. He later was a floorman at Atlas Plastics in Cape Girardeau, retiring Jan. 17, 1986...
Births 7/23/10 (07/23/10)
Son to Ross Daniel and Alisa Aleen McFerron of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 12:27 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2010. Name, Wesley Kenneth. Weight, 5 pounds, 14 ounces. Mrs. McFerron is the former Alisa Long, daughter of Paul and Christine Long of De Soto, Mo. She is an admissions counselor at Southeast Missouri State University. McFerron is the son of Kenny and Jan McFerron of Advance, Mo. He is an attorney with Osburn, Hine, Yates and Murphy, LLC...
Jackson police/fire report 7/23/10 (07/23/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Miscellaneous...
Fire report 7/23/10 (07/23/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Police report 7/23/10 (07/23/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses...
Out of the past 7/23/10 (07/23/10)
Police are looking for a pair of armed robbers who held up the Happy Hollow Tavern at Oriole, north of Cape Girardeau, at 11:15 a.m.; Cape Girardeau police and county sheriff's deputies set up at least three roadblocks, one at the Mississippi River bridge here and others on roads leading into Cape Girardeau from the north...
ND's 85 years (07/23/10)
More than 450 individuals from across the nation came to Cape Girardeau earlier this month to celebrate a significant milestone: the 85th anniversary of the opening of the first Roman Catholic high school in the city. Alumni recalled the school's three locations over the years and its four names...
Debt, deficit demand attention (07/23/10)
Americans are rightly concerned about the country's deficit and debt. Massive debt curtails options for the country and for individuals. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has published papers about the preferred ways to regain economic solvency. ...
Casino would be good for Cape (07/23/10)
This is in reference to a casino in Cape Girardeau. First, let me say I am for it. I'm well over 21 years old and have been gambling for quite a few years. I have not become an addict, and I limit my meager spending. I am tired of having to travel to other towns for the entertainment I like, but I will continue to do so and give them my money instead of Cape Girardeau...
Speak Out 7/23/10 (07/23/10)
INSURANCE companies are legally allowed to discriminate against individuals based on genetic conditions. They can deny coverage to an individual based on a condition of birth. This happened to me after I was laid off. Fortunately, Missouri has wonderful high-risk pool insurance, for which I qualified. ...
Prayer 7/23/10 (07/23/10)
For civil discourse and fair debate, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Art Academy Exhibit (07/23/10)
ART ACADEMY - Summer 2010 Art Workshop -Half Day Workshops This summer's Art Academy Workshops sponsored by Southeast Missouri State University and the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri were interactive, fun learning experiences using a variety of media for students ages 6-18. ...
It's a Girl Thing (07/23/10)
MedAssets Relay for Life team and Style Stop Lifestyles Salon and Spa have joined together to provide spa services with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The American Cancer Society. Manicures, Pedicures, Massages, Waxing, Facials, Detoxifying & Hair Services...
5 K to benefit The American Cancer Society (07/23/10)
The MedAssets Relay for Life Team is hosting its First Annual 5k Run/Walk - "Running for the Girls". This event will begin in front of Hutson's Furniture Store at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2010. Registration begins at 7:30. Registration Fee:...
Mullen (07/23/10)
Mullen patch growing on the outskirts of Benton MO
Wood Chip Silo Fire (07/23/10)
Fruitland firefighters extinguishing wood chip silo fire at Flickerwood Farms Inc. 3027 Larch Lane in Fruitland on 7-23-10. Fruitland was assisted by East County Fire District, North County Fire District and Jackson city.
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