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Stories from Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New contractor to finish Scott County water project (07/27/10)
A rural Scott County water distribution system will miss its Sept. 13 completion date, but project managers expect work to continue soon under a new contractor. "It's going to be close, but it's not going to happen," said John Chittenden of Waters Engineering...
Work on Shelter of Hope building stalls (07/27/10)
The building intended to hold the Shelter of Hope homeless shelter at 320 S. Sprigg St. has two-by-four wall frames in place and plumbing issues fixed, but other work has stalled because of escalating costs and organizational concerns. Plans for Shelter of Hope were announced at the building in February, and at that time Chaplain Terry Wildman, trained in homeless ministry, said he hoped to begin housing people there within a month. ...
Hot line set up to help victims of sexual abuse (07/27/10)
An elderly woman who had been sexually abused was the first to call a confidential hot line for adult victims put into service by the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence in January.
Kelso voters to decide on tax extension to pay for fire protection (07/27/10)
KELSO, Mo. -- Voters in the Scott County village of Kelso will vote Aug. 3 on the proposed renewal of a property tax levy for fire protection. The measure, if approved, would extend the tax, set at 13 cents per $100 assessed valuation, for four years. Kelso Mayor Larry McClain said the funds raised from tax are used to pay the Scott City Fire Department to serve the Kelso area...
State funding cuts spur transportation changes at Bernie Schools (07/27/10)
BERNIE, Mo.--Another Stoddard County school has taken steps to reduce transportation costs, again the result of slashed state funding. Bernie School District superintendent John Boyd announced Monday that effective at the start of the upcoming school year, Bernie school buses will be picking up students just once at each block rather than stopping at individual homes...
Perry County judicial hopeful receives $35,000 from brother in House (07/27/10)
Missouri House Republican Leader Steve Tilley dipped into his large campaign treasury to help his brother Jason Tilley's campaign for Perry County associate circuit judge. Rep. Tilley's campaign lent his brother $35,000 on July 14 to help against 23-year incumbent Michael Bullerdieck. Jason Tilley had raised $33,812 previously...
Scott City asks voters to renew capital improvements tax (07/27/10)
Scott City voters will decide Aug. 3 whether to continue a sales tax to pay for upgrades to city parks, offices and infrastructure.
Route J one lane while being patched (07/27/10)
Route J in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today and Wednesday while the Missouri Department of Transportation crews patch the roadway. They will be working between Route AA and Route WW from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Highway 91 being repaired today (07/27/10)
Highway 91 in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. They will be working on the section of road between the Bollinger County line and Route T from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m...
Route Z one lane in Gordonville (07/27/10)
Route Z from Alberta Drive to Main Street in Gordonville will be reduced to one lane with a 14-foot width restriction from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews continue with drainage repairs that started Monday.
Route N down to one lane today (07/27/10)
Route N from Highway 25 to County Road 244 in Cape Girardeau County near Allenville will be reduced to one lane from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform drainage repairs.
Section of Highway 25 to be patched (07/27/10)
Highway 25 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews patch the road. They will be working between County Road 348 and Route K from noon to 4 p.m.
Truck rolls over on I-55 in Perry County (07/27/10)
The driver of a semitrailer traveling south in Perry County was injured Monday after the truck rolled over on Interstate 55 near mile marker 135. The accident occurred around 2:40 p.m., according to the Perry County Sheriff's Department. For several hours, emergency personnel had the southbound lane closed off for about a mile while deputies investigated and cleared the scene...
UMSL gets to $100 million goal early (07/27/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The University of Missouri-St. Louis has reached its $100 million "Gateway for Greatness" fundraising campaign, and it did so two years early. The university said Monday that more than 25,000 donors have contributed to the campaign that has now raised $102 million. The original goal deadline was 2012...
McCaskill: Arlington Cemetery grave gaffe growing (07/27/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri senator whose subcommittee is investigating potential contracting fraud at Arlington National Cemetery says the number of mislabeled graves there could be in the thousands. An internal Army investigation found at least 211 discrepancies between burial maps and grave sites at Arlington. The review found lax management of the cemetery and a reliance on paper records to manage the burial sites...
Economists: Metro homes to lose value in next year (07/27/10)
WASHINGTON -- Thought the housing crisis was over? Not quite. Despite four years of falling prices and recent signs that they were finally bottoming out, homes are expected to lose still more value in many metro areas over the next year. Parts of the country already pummeled by the housing crisis, like Las Vegas, Phoenix and Miami, will be hit hardest. ...
BP replaces CEO Hayward, reports $17 billion loss (07/27/10)
LONDON (AP) -- American Robert Dudley will become BP PLC's first ever non-British chief executive, the company said Tuesday as it reported a record quarterly loss and set aside $32.2 billion to cover costs of the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill...
New rules allow use of unapproved iPhone apps (07/27/10)
WASHINGTON -- Owners of the iPhone will be able to legally unlock their devices so they can run software applications that haven't been approved by Apple Inc., according to new government rules announced Monday. The decision to allow the practice commonly known as "jailbreaking" is one of a handful of new exemptions from a 1998 federal law that prohibits people from bypassing technical measures that companies put on their products to prevent unauthorized use of copyright-protected material. ...
Dow rises by triple digits for third straight session (07/27/10)
NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones industrial average gained more than 100 points for the third straight day Monday after traders got some unexpected good news about the economy. A report on the housing market came in better than traders anticipated. And shipping giant FedEx Corp. released a forecast that was more upbeat than the prediction it made just six weeks ago...
BP chief to leave post; Russia job in works (07/27/10)
LONDON -- BP is jettisoning CEO Tony Hayward, whose verbal blunders made the oil giant's image even worse as it struggled to contain the Gulf oil spill, and will assign him to a key job in Russia, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. Hayward is set to take a post at TNK-BP, the company's joint venture in Russia, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made by the British company's board...
Airlines posting profits so fare sales may wane (07/27/10)
Good times are finally back for the nation's airlines. For travelers, that means it's getting harder to find bargains. The summer travel season got off to a roaring start, fares are up, and money is rolling in from fees on things like checked baggage...
Tests aim to find out if fresher blood works better (07/27/10)
WASHINGTON -- Facing surgery? You could receive blood that's been stored for a week, or three weeks, or nearly six -- and there's growing concern that people who get the older blood might not fare as well. It's a question with big implications for the nation's already tight blood supply...
White House: Website's leak of secrets is 'alarming' (07/27/10)
WASHINGTON -- The monumental leak of classified Afghan war documents threatened Monday to create new conflict with Pakistan, whose spy agency was a focus of much of the material, and raised questions about Washington's own ability to protect military secrets. The White House called the disclosures "alarming" and scrambled to assess the damage...
Immigrant groups criticize gov't fingerprint initiative (07/27/10)
DENVER -- The federal government is rapidly expanding a program to identify illegal immigrants using fingerprints from arrests, drawing opposition from local authorities and advocates who argue the initiative amounts to an excessive dragnet. The program has gotten less attention than Arizona's new immigration law, but it may end up having a bigger impact because of its potential to round up and deport so many immigrants nationwide...
Mayor of Calif. city to stop taking high salary (07/27/10)
BELL, Calif. -- The mayor of Bell apologized Monday for the excessive salaries paid to city officials and said he will step down after completing his term without pay. Mayor Oscar Hernandez said in a statement posted on the Bell city clerk's website that the salaries were indefensible...
Blagojevich judge, attorney clash; jury sent home (07/27/10)
CHICAGO -- A lawyer for Rod Blagojevich clashed with the judge in the former Illinois governor's corruption trial over what he could say in his closing arguments, pledging Monday that he was ready to go to jail for contempt if the judge did not change his mind...
EU, Canada adopt new sanctions against Iran (07/27/10)
BRUSSELS -- The European Union and Canada on Monday adopted new sanctions against Iran, targeting the country's foreign trade, banking and energy sectors. The moves are the latest in a series of measures taken by the international community in an effort to halt Iran's nuclear program. The EU's measures, which leaders agreed to in principle in June, also blacklist Iran's shipping and air cargo companies...
U.S. Navy drills, shows its power to N. Korea (07/27/10)
ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON -- The East Sea off the coast of the Korean peninsula roiled Monday with U.S. and South Korean ships, submarines, fighter jets and helicopters -- high-profile military maneuvers intended to show North Korea that it is being watched...
Spaniard displays new look after full face transplant (07/27/10)
MADRID -- A Spanish man who underwent the world's first full face transplant appeared before TV cameras Monday for the first time since his surgery, thanking his doctors and the family of the donor. Identified only as Oscar, the 31-year-old spoke with considerable difficulty at a news conference at Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron hospital, where he was operated on in late March...
U.S. presses Abbas to resume direct peace talks (07/27/10)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- A senior U.S. envoy warned the Palestinian president that he must move quickly to direct talks with Israel if he wants President Obama's help in setting up a Palestinian state, according to an internal Palestinian document obtained Monday by The Associated Press...
Khmer Rouge jailer faces 19 years for 16,000 dead (07/27/10)
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- A war crimes tribunal sentenced the Khmer Rouge's chief jailer on Monday to a prison term that will see him serve less than half a day for every person killed at the torture center he commanded. Survivors expressed anger and disbelief that a key player in the genocide that wiped out a quarter of Cambodia's population could one day walk free -- despite being convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity...
Southeast moves up to 7th in preseason OVC poll (07/27/10)
Jacksonville State is the favorite in the eyes of the conference coaches and SIDs
Jackson alums make a tradition of $10,000 holes-in-one (07/27/10)
Once a year the No. 8 green at Kimbeland Country Club seems to take on the feeling of a game show studio stage when the Jackson High School Alumni Association holds its annual fundraising golf tournament. It may be not the Price is Right or Deal or No Deal, but it's not too far removed...
Capahas win in Florida tourney (07/27/10)
The Plaza Tire Capahas won their second straight game during round-robin play in the Union Printers tournament in Daytona, Fla. Monday's victim was a team from St. Louis as the Capahas rolled 10-1. That came after Sunday's 13-0, seven-inning rout of a squad from Boston...
Jackson Senior Babe Ruth ousted from regional (07/27/10)
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team was eliminated from the Midwest Plains regional tournament Monday in Wellington, Kan., with an 11-2 loss to Iowa. Jackson, the Missouri champion, finished fourth in the eight-state tournament and closed its season with a 29-6 record...
Microneedles may be the future of vaccine delivery (07/27/10)
WASHINGTON -- One day your annual flu shot could come in the mail. At least that's the hope of researchers developing a new method of vaccine delivery that people could even use at home: a patch with microneedles. Microneedles? That's right, tiny little needles so small you don't even feel them. Attached to a patch like a Band-Aid, the little needles barely penetrate the skin before they dissolve and release their vaccine...
Pigeon droppings bring St. Louis concert to halt (07/27/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Heavy storms and scorching temperatures have failed to deter rock bands from performing at an outdoor stadium in St. Louis, but a bombardment of pigeon droppings proved too much for the Kings of Leon. The band halted their Friday night show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre after three songs when the infestation of birds in the arena's rafters dropped their onslaught of feces...
Alfred Molina to join new 'Law & Order' series (07/27/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Veteran film and Broadway actor Alfred Molina is joining the cast of "Law & Order: Los Angeles," which debuts this fall as the newest member of the NBC crime drama family. Molina will play deputy district attorney Morales, said Dick Wolf, creator and executive producer of the series nicknamed "LOLA" that will air 9 p.m. on Wednesdays...
Rodney Metzger (07/27/10)
Rodney "Rod" Metzger of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Patton, Mo., died Friday, July 23, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Brett Randall officiating...
Anna Henderson (07/27/10)
THEBES, Ill. -- Anna Elizabeth Henderson, 87, of Osage Beach, Mo., formerly of Thebes, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Osage Beach Health Care Center. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to service time Thursday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill...
Mary Walker (07/27/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary Margaret Walker, 83, of Perryville died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 a.m. to service time Thursday at Young and Sons Funeral Home...
Dorothy Otto (07/27/10)
Dorothy T. Steedman Otto, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born Feb. 10, 1920, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to John James and Dorothy Tucker Steedman. She and Thomas Garfield Otto were married May 20, 1944, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He preceded her in death April 9, 1992...
Norman Weiss (07/27/10)
Norman Weiss, 86, of Jackson passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 23, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, son of Henry William and Freida "Lula" Heuer Weiss. He attended Cape Girardeau schools and graduated from Central High School in Cape Girardeau...
Billy Nance (07/27/10)
Billy M. "Bill" Nance, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 21, 1927, in Newport, Ark., to Grover C. and Annie Lee Hutchens Nance. He and Delphin Lee Gray were married 55 years...
Jackson police and fire report 7/27/10 (07/27/10)
POLICE Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Theft Miscellaneous FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Monday: ...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/27/2010 (07/27/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/27/10 (07/27/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Departme nt released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summons Assaults Thefts Property damage Burglary Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 7/27/10 (07/27/10)
Doctors' Park, Cape Girardeau's medical complex in the west end, continues to grow; four new buildings were recently completed; all but one are already occupied. Construction has begun on the new Jackson Coca-Cola Bottling Co. facility at the Jackson Industrial Park; the building will be on an eight-acre tract in the Seabaugh section of the park, just off Route PP; the old Coca-Cola plant in Jackson was sold to the county in May for conversion into a new county administration building...
CROP sale (07/27/10)
There are many ways to help those in need here at home and around the world, and for 40 years members of Church Women United in Cape Girardeau have raised funds with its annual CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) sales. This year's event attracted nearly 200 women and raised money for FISH, Jackson Food Pantry, Love INC., Teen Challenge, Family Resource Center, Church World Service Heifer Project and a $500 scholarship to the Career and Technology Center...
Prayer 7/27/10 (07/27/10)
For those in need and those in fear, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
America, Politics and a Nation in Peril (07/27/10)
A silent killer is strangling America. This killer has invaded every State, every county, every town and city. Every television set, radio network and yes, even your local newspaper office. Who is this killer? Greed...Power...Corruption...Influence. In a nutshell, it's consolidated control of real information. ...
158th Dist. State Representative Candidate Forum (07/27/10)
Please join the Pachyderm Club and State Representative Candidates (from Cape), Wayne Wallingford and Deb Tracy at a Candidate Forum this Thursday, July 29th at 7PM at Dexter BBQ in Cape. Come meet and learn more about the candidates running for State Representative before you vote on August 3...
Sing Out For Hunger (07/27/10)
The 2nd Annual Jackson Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry benefit concert will be held August 1, 2010 at New McKendree UMC South Campus starting at 6:00 pm. Churches that are performing this year include: Immaculate Conception, Cape County Cowboy Church, First Baptist , and New McKendree UMC. Free will love offering/can food will be accepted. All are welcome to join in on this great night of music and fellowship!...
MO Tea Party Candidates Identified (07/27/10)
Tea Party "A" Rated Candidates for Aug 3rd Republican Primary Election For immediate release -----Original Message----- From: Reed A. Chambers II To: zpross@grainvalleypointe.com Cc: news@kmbz..com; newsdesk@kctv5.com; news@kmbc.com; mark.alford@wdaftv4.com; jeff.martin@examiner.net; eaderrep@kcstar.com; alex@nbcactionnews.com; rread@710kcmo.com...
Bikers get U.G.L.Y. in 3rd Annual Poker Run for MS (07/27/10)
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society holds the U.G.L.Y. (Understanding Generous Lovable You) Bartender Challenge each year between May and September. Bars throughout the Gateway Area Chapter compete to see who can raise the most money for MS. Some bars sell promotional items, while others heat up the competition by hosting events such as the one coming up on Saturday, August 7, 2010...
Lucille (07/27/10)
Lucy is a 7-week old Boxer puppy, whose favorite activities include being cuddled, playing with her toys, and chasing Buster, a rat terrier.
Gewinnen and Evana (07/27/10)
After much trial and error, we finally got these two to sit still for a picture.
Tootie Two (07/27/10)
Tootie's favorite thing is begging for treats.
Kansas State Games- Adventure race (07/27/10)
Scott Johnston and Joey Hann of Cape Girardeau's Scorpions adventure racing team received silver medals at the Kansas State Games adventure race competition Saturday July 24h near Topeka Kansas. The two finished finished 2nd out of thirty three adventure race teams with a time of two hours and thirty eight minutes, finishing just one minute after the first place team. ...
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