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Stories from Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Charleston School District closes kindergarten center because of budget deficit (08/03/10)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Early this summer supplies and furniture were moved from Charleston's Kindergarten Center to a new home located nearly a mile away at Hearnes Elementary. When the new school year begins on Aug. 19, all of the district's students in prekindergarten through fifth grade will be housed at Hearnes Elementary...
Perry County voters pass law enforcement tax (08/03/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Perry County voters passed a quarter-cent sales tax to fund county law enforcement in Tuesday's election. Known as Proposition A, there were 3,228 votes cast in favor of the measure, with 1,587 votes against it.
Incumbents easily win election in Perry County (08/03/10)
PERRYVILLE, MO. -- Incumbents easily won all three Republican primary races in Perry County on Tuesday. Michael Bullerdieck won the primary race for Associate Circuit Judge with 54 percent of the vote. He received 2,403 votes to defeat Jason Tilley, who received 2,044 votes...
Gas leak reported at Nordenia plant (08/03/10)
The Fruitland Fire Department was called out to assist the East County Fire Protection District at around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at Nordenia USA Inc. where there's reportedly been a propane leak. A portion of Highway 177 is closed to traffic while crews investigate the scene...
Ripley County hospital considering partnership with Southeast Missouri Hospital (08/03/10)
Ripley County and Ripley County Memorial Hospital in Doniphan, Mo., are exploring the possibility of entering into an affiliation with Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. "An affiliation with Ripley County Memorial is consistent with our strategy as a regional health system," said Southeast Missouri Hospital president and CEO Debbie Linnes...
Health care measure drives Cape Girardeau voters to polls (08/03/10)
There was a steady stream of people at a couple of the larger precincts in Cape Girardeau Tuesday afternoon as voters choose nominees for Congress, presiding commissioner and a state legislative seat. Many voters said the most important reason they were at the polls was to vote on Proposition C
Cape Girardeau man electrocuted at Jackson painting job (08/03/10)
Carl Boitnott, a painter from Cape Girardeau, was electrocuted while working in Jackson Tuesday morning, Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton said. Boitnott, 43, was working in the 300 block of W. Main Street...
Cape Girardeau cooling centers open in response to extreme temperatures (08/03/10)
In response to current heat advisories, the Southeast Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross announced the opening of two city government-run cooling centers in Cape Girardeau, according to an organization news release. The National Weather Service has issued a heat warning for large parts of Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois lasting until 7 p.m. Wednesday. The heat index is predicted to reach between 110 and 115 degrees through the next two days.
New private school moves, increases enrollment (08/03/10)
Cape Girardeau's newest private school started its second school year Monday in a new location and with a few more students. Russell Grammer and his wife, Amy, both former public school teachers, started the Prodigy Leadership Academy last year. More than 20 field trips later and with a new location downtown at First Presbyterian Church, the school is opening for its second year. The school previously operated out of True Vine Ministries on Bloomfield Street...
Aug. 3 Missouri primary election night report (08/03/10)
Wayne Wallingford has won the Republican primary for 158th district state representative. All votes in Cape Girardeau County were finally tallied just before 11 p.m., and Wallingford beat Debra Tracy 2,584 to 2,519.
Man rescued after boat tips over in Mississippi (08/03/10)
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department rescued a 54-year-old man from the Mississippi River around 6:45 p.m. Monday after his six-horsepower boat tipped and got sucked underneath a barge. The man told firefighters he was seeking a tow from the barge and as he was reaching for his anchor chains the boat tipped and he fell in the river...
Emerson talks to SEMO Port Authority, Corps of Engineers on dredging (08/03/10)
In one of several stops in the area Monday, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson met with the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority board and representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis district, at the port to discuss funding options for dredging the port...
Southeast Missouri State University will ask some students to return later (08/03/10)
Southeast Missouri State University plans to start asking some students needing housing to return in the spring because its residence halls are full. The university is expecting a large freshman class and currently has 240 more housing contracts than it had this time last year...
Carnahan calls for new rules on lobbyists, campaign finance (08/03/10)
The rules for lobbying and campaign finance must be stronger to control the influence of special interests, Democrat Robin Carnahan said during a stop Monday in Cape Girardeau. Carnahan called for a lifetime ban on lobbying by former members of Congress and a ban on fundraising committees called Leadership PACs that allow politicians to raise money to support their political activities outside campaigns. ...
Committee proposes sales tax for new Jackson fire station (08/03/10)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen's satellite fire station committee outlined a potential location and cost for a new fire station at the board's meeting Monday night. The proposal calls for a quarter-cent sales tax to pay for fire operations at the station.
Local minister to appear on EWTN Thursday (08/03/10)
Southeast Missouri State Catholic Campus minister the Rev. Patrick Nwokoye will be featured on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) Channel from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The program will be titled "Life on the Rock."...
Cooling center opens in Cape Girardeau (08/03/10)
In response to the current heat advisories, the Southeast Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross has opened a cooling center in Cape Girardeau. The National Weather Service has issued a heat warning for Cape Girardeau County and surrounding areas lasting until 7 p.m. ...
Commission approves plan for vehicle purchase for judicial court (08/03/10)
At Monday's Cape Girardeau County Commission meeting, commissioners approved a request from the Juvenile Division of the Judicial Court to retire two vehicles and bid on a new one. The division will retire a 1996 Ford Aerostar with 105,258 miles and a 2000 Dodge van with 99,601 miles. The division will now entertain bids for a new or slightly used 12-passenger van. The division has set aside $30,500 from its budget for the purchase...
NASV seeks volunteers with office skills and compassion for children (08/03/10)
With an increasing client base, the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence needs help with day-to-day office tasks from local people wanting to give back to their community. NASV executive staff say they're seeking volunteers who are compassionate and who enjoy being around children...
Route FF to close for pipe replacement (08/03/10)
Route FF in Cape Girardeau County will be closed while a pipe under the roadway is being replaced.Various sections of the road from Larch Lane to County Road 439 will close during the proces. Work will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday...
I-55 in Pemiscot County reduced to one lane (08/03/10)
Southbound Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane with an 11-foot width restriction for overlay work from Route T to one mile north of Route U. The work will begin at 6 a.m. Saturday and is expected to be completed by 7 p.m. Sept. 30...
Route N down to one lane for repairs (08/03/10)
Route N in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane while drainage repairs are peformed from Highway 25 to County Road 244. Work will be performed from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.
Chester, Ill., men arrested on pseudoephedrine charges (08/03/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Charges have been filed against two Chester, Ill., men who Perry County deputies say had more than 9 grams of pseudoephedrine, a component commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine. Kenneth J. Chambers, 43, and Robert L. Clark, 45, have been charged with felony possesion of a chemical with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance and acquiring more pseudoephedrine than allowed by law within a certain time...
In federal court: Chaffee woman pleads guilty to meth distribution charge (08/03/10)
The following information was released Monday by the federal prosecutor's office for defendants appearing before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel. PLEADED GUILTY Name: Christell Lean Myers Age: 38 Residence: Chaffee, Mo. Charge: One felony count of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine...
Cape on track to pass new rules for fences, signs (08/03/10)
People who want to install a new fence, build a retaining wall or put up a high-tech sign for their business in Cape Girardeau will soon have new rules to follow. The Cape Girardeau City Council held a public hearing Monday night on five proposed sections of a new development code dealing with signs, billboards, landscaping and buffer yards, retaining walls and fences. ...
Cape Girardeau City Council action (08/03/10)
Monday City hall 401 Independence St. Action items Public hearings Consent agenda New ordinances Appointment...
Mo. voters reject key provision of health care law (08/03/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a key provision of President Barack Obama's health care law, sending a clear message of discontent to Washington and Democrats less than 100 days before the midterm elections...
Heat appears to hurt voter turnout in St. Louis (08/03/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Triple-digit temperatures appeared to be keeping some St. Louis voters from voting in Tuesday's primaries, but heated feelings about the federal health care overhaul seemed to be driving higher-than-expected turnout elsewhere in the state.
Heat blamed in 2 Mo. deaths as Midwest temps soar (08/03/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- At least two people have died due to recent blistering temperatures across the Midwest, and health officials urged residents Tuesday to keep an eye on those who could be vulnerable as the mercury continues to rise. The National Weather Service issued excessive heat warnings for portions of Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma through Wednesday night...
Mo., Mich., Kan., choose candidates in primaries (08/03/10)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Voters had no shortage of options in choosing party nominees in Tuesday's primaries as they focused on successors to Republican senators in Kansas and Missouri and term-limited Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Five Republicans and two Democrats were vying to succeed Granholm in Michigan, a state reeling from the economic downturn. ...
KC district loses charter school funding appeal (08/03/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Supreme Court has rejected the Kansas City school district's challenge to the way charter schools are funded in the state. The Kansas City School District sued over a 2005 law that provides for direct state funding of charter schools...
Obama salutes promised end of U.S. combat in Iraq (08/03/10)
ATLANTA -- Nearing a milestone in the Iraq war, President Barack Obama on Monday hailed this month's planned withdrawal of all U.S. combat troops -- "as promised and on schedule" -- as a success despite doubts about the Iraqis' ability to police and govern their country...
Manufacturing lifts recovery with year of solid growth (08/03/10)
WASHINGTON -- It's a bright spot in an otherwise troubled economy: The nation's manufacturing sector has now grown for a solid year, and more of its companies say they're ready to hire. Chip maker Texas Instruments says its business has recovered to prerecession levels. Intel, which makes semiconductors, posted its best quarterly profit in a decade. And chemical giant DuPont says its sales volume is up and recently raised its prices...
Stock indexes rise 2 percent (08/03/10)
NEW YORK -- The stock market began August with a huge rally after economic reports from around the world revived investors' faith in the global recovery. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 208 points Monday. All the major stock indexes rose about 2 percent...
High court trims Miranda warning rights bit by bit (08/03/10)
WASHINGTON -- You have the right to remain silent, but only if you tell the police that you're remaining silent. You have a right to a lawyer -- before, during and after questioning, even though the police don't have to tell you exactly when the lawyer can be with you. If you can't afford a lawyer, one will be provided to you. Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you, which, by the way, are only good for the next two weeks?...
Low-carb diet trumps low-fat on 'good' cholesterol (08/03/10)
NEW YORK -- Over the long term, a low-carb diet works just as well as a low-fat diet at taking off the pounds -- and it might be better for your heart, new research suggests. Both diets improved cholesterol in a two-year study that included intensive group counseling. But those on the low-carbohydrate diet got a bigger boost in their so-called good cholesterol, nearly twice as much as those on low-fat...
Shops grapple with fallout from group coupons (08/03/10)
CHICAGO -- Local shops nationwide are pulling in thousands of new customers with group coupons online, but the deals can sometimes work too well, turning marketing into a game of retail roulette. Some of the nail salons, restaurants and other small shops that have sold the coupons have risked both new and existing business as they struggled to handle the surge in clients...
N.Y. jury convicts two men in JFK Airport fuel-tank plot (08/03/10)
NEW YORK -- Two men were convicted Monday of plotting to blow up jet fuel tanks at John F. Kennedy International Airport, a plan that authorities said was meant to outdo the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and avenge perceived U.S. oppression of Muslims around the world...
Sheen expected to plead guilty (08/03/10)
ASPEN, Colo. -- Actor Charlie Sheen was due in court Monday and was expected to plead guilty to a charge stemming from a Christmas Day dispute with his wife. Yale Galanter, one of Sheen's attorneys, has said that Sheen agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor assault in exchange for prosecutors dropping more serious charges...
Colo. lab gets record hailstone (08/03/10)
BOULDER, Colo. -- North America's heaviest hailstone ever might also be its most-traveled. A 1-pound, 15-ounce hailstone that fell in Vivian, S.D., on July 23 has been taken to the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., about 370 miles away...
New ID theft targets Social Security numbers of children (08/03/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The latest form of identity theft doesn't depend on stealing your Social Security number. Now thieves are targeting your child's number long before the little one even has a bank account. Hundreds of online businesses are using computers to find dormant Social Security numbers -- usually those assigned to children who don't use them -- then selling those numbers under another name to help people establish phony credit and run up huge debts they will never pay off.. ...
Afghan war enters decisive phase (08/03/10)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- With U.S. troop strength approaching 100,000, the Afghan war is entering its decisive phase. Without measurable progress in the coming months, political support for the conflict may collapse. Back-to-back months of record U.S. ...
Risk of disease rises amid deadly floods in Pakistan (08/03/10)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Pakistan dispatched medical teams Monday to the deluged northwest amid fears that cholera could spread after the worst floods in the country's history that have already killed up to 1,200 people, an official said. The disaster has forced 2 million to flee their homes. ...
Death toll from Russian wildfires reaches 40 (08/03/10)
MOSCOW -- The death toll from wildfires raging across central and western Russia rose to 40 on Monday, as millions of Muscovites coughed through a haze of smoke from burning peat bogs and firefighters scrambled to put out hundreds of new blazes...
Capahas launch championship quest at NBC World Series (08/03/10)
The Plaza Tire Capahas will carry plenty of momentum into their 29th consecutive National Baseball Congress World Series appearance. Manager Jess Bolen's squad opens the 76th annual double-elimination event in Wichita, Kan., today at 5 p.m. against the perennially strong Seattle Studs. The 32-team tournament began Friday and concludes Aug. 13...
Freese injures leg in rehab assignment (08/03/10)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese strained his lower right leg in the first game of a rehab stint and will return to St. Louis to be evaluated. Freese, a rookie batting .296 with four homers and 36 RBIs, was hurt in Monday's game with Class AA Springfield. He started the game as the designated hitter and was hurt running the bases in the fifth inning...
Cards' Penny still hopes to return to mound this season (08/03/10)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Brad Penny is optimistic he'll pitch again this season. He's just not sure when. Penny, sidelined since late May with an upper back injury, said Monday he's played catch every day for about a week, but the team has yet to schedule a bullpen session...
Cardinals' bullpen falters in Westbrook's debut (08/03/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The Houston Astros who still remain after a housecleaning are playing as if they're contenders. Jeff Keppinger had two hits and matched his season-best with four RBIs, including a key hit during a go-ahead three-run eighth inning, and the Astros won their sixth straight to spoil Jake Westbrook's St. Louis debut with a 9-4 victory over the Cardinals on Monday night...
Saffold holds his own at camp (08/03/10)
The rookie offensive tackle has impressed Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo
Understanding Alzheimer's: Patients, caretakers can struggle with the stigma of the disease (08/03/10)
People who suffer from Alzheimer's disease sometimes never seek treatment because of a fear of the stigma attached to the disease, which is considered the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Alzheimer's tears down a patient's brain, leaving them without the ability to remember significant events or faces, or the ability to perform day-to-day tasks. ...
Conductor Mitch Miller, 99, dies (08/03/10)
NEW YORK -- Mitch Miller, the goateed orchestra leader who asked Americans to "Sing Along With Mitch" on television and records and produced hits for Tony Bennett, Patti Page and other performers, has died at age 99. His daughter, Margaret Miller Reuther, said Monday that Miller died Saturday in Lenox Hill Hospital after a short illness...
Harlin Meyr (08/03/10)
Retired U.S. Navy Yeoman Chief Harlin M. Meyr, 74, of Jackson died Wednesday, July 28, 2010. The funeral was held Saturday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home, with the Rev. Stan Hargis officiating. Burial was in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Pocahontas, with military honors provided...
Mabel Miller (08/03/10)
Mabel Ellen Miller, 92, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. She was born March 7, 1918, in Scopus, Mo., daughter of George Henry and Elmine Welker Moore. Mabel and Willard Leo Miller were married April 4, 1944, in Jonesboro, Ark...
Marilyn Franklin (08/03/10)
Marilyn L. Franklin, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born June 8, 1928, in Moberly, Mo., to Emmett and Lula Lynch Porter. She and Raymon L. Franklin were married Jan. 26, 1948, at Moberly. Franklin was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church and was truly a wonderful Christian woman who was loved dearly by her family...
Gloradean Kuehle (08/03/10)
Gloradean Kuehle, 81, of Wappapello, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Kuehle was born June 10, 1929, in Highland Park, Mich. She and Glenn A. Kuehle were married March 4, 1949, in Piggott, Ark...
Viola Clardy (08/03/10)
Viola M. "Vi" Green Clardy, 87, of Jackson passed away peacefully, Friday, July 30, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Vi, the eldest of two daughters, was born Oct. 25, 1922, in St. Louis, to Fred and Amy Leadbetter Green. She was a proud 1940 graduate of Roosevelt High School in St. Louis. She loved music and playing the guitar, but picking the banjo was her lifelong passion. She was a hard-working and very dedicated mother. Vi moved to Jackson in 1990 from Farmington, Mo...
Births 8/3/10 (08/03/10)
Son to Zach and Sheila Miller of Naperville, Ill., Edwards Hospital, 12:36 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Name, Nathan Mitchel. Weight, 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Miller is the daughter of Tom and Margaret Madden of Evergreen Park, Ill. Miller is the son of Mitch and Diane Miller of Cape Girardeau...
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/3/10 (08/03/10)
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Cape Girardeau police report 8/3/10 (08/03/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Jackson police/fire report 8/3/10 (08/03/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Miscellaneous FIRE Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday:...
Out of the past 8/3/10 (08/03/10)
Once again, the sound of the carillon, housed in Academic Hall, is heard on the campus; the musical instrument, a gift of the late Fred Naeter in 1962, had been silenced for about six months by repairs. Lt. William G. "Dub" Wilson retired from the Cape Girardeau Police Department yesterday, ending a 28-year career in law enforcement; Wilson was employed by the department in 1957 after serving a year as a reserve police officer...
Business recycling (08/03/10)
The interest in recycling appears to be growing in Cape Girardeau. When the new single-stream recycling program for residential customers began in May, the participation was much higher than the previous voluntary system that required various recyclables to be separated...
Speak Out 8/3/10 (08/03/10)
A caller asked for God to bless America after decrying the fact that a product is being sold in a 15-ounce container instead of 16 ounces. I hardly think that signals the ruin of a country, nor is it all that big of a deal. Companies are going to change things. It's your job as a consumer to pay attention to the price per ounce, which at most grocery stores is clearly displayed...
Prayer 8/3/10 (08/03/10)
Fill us with spiritual food, O God, and deliver us from all evil. Amen.
Central Jr. High Cheerleaders win at NCA camp (08/03/10)
Central Jr. High Cheerleaders recently attended summer camp at Southeast Missouri State University. After four days of working and learning the squad left the camp with two red excellent and four blue superior ribbons for their performance of their cheers and chants, awarded spirit stick all nights of camp, herkie team spirit certificate (voted on by other squads at camp), herkie team award plaque (voted on by NCA only one awarded), seven cheerleaders nominated for All-American (Sierra Jones, Amanda Evans, Bella Sander, Ayanna Askew, Courterra Stevenson, Hanna Borders, and Morgan Murphy), S.P.O.T. ...
Patient appreciation day (08/03/10)
Patients and their families from the practice of Dr. Terry Spence, Innovative Orthodontics, enjoyed a pool party held June 25 at the Jackson City Park. Refreshments were srved which included hot dogs, chips, cookies, sodas and snow cones. Those who chose not to go swimming enjoyed several outdoor games including badminton, lawn darts, hula hoops and frisbees at a nearby pavilion. ...
Journey Back in Time (08/03/10)
We had a wonderful afternoon with a visit to the Bollinger Mill Historic Site Grain Mill and Covered Bridge - dating back to 1858 Burfordville Missouri
Double Flutter (08/03/10)
These Painted Lady butterflies were everywhere at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.
Gracie's First Trip To The Park (08/03/10)
Ms. Gracie our 9 week old puppy.
"Bessie's Tomatoes" (08/03/10)
A friend of Bessie's, Brenda Hargrave, snaped this picture of Bessie at her home in Cape Girardeau while she was picking tomatoes from her seven tomato plants. She lovingly shares her abundant and delicious crop with her friends and relatives each and every year...
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