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Stories from Monday, August 23, 2010

Sowers endorsed by veterans group (08/23/10)
Veterans and Military Families for Progress has endorsed Tommy Sowers in the upcoming Missouri Eighth Congressional District election. Sowers, a Democrat, will face incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, Libertarian Rick Vandeven and independent Larry Bill in the Nov. 2 general election...
Sikeston woman taken to hospital after falling from vehicle (08/23/10)
A Sikeston, Mo., woman received serious injuries when she fell from the rear of a vehicle Sunday at 11:30 p.m. on Highway 34 five miles west of Grassy, Mo. Rebecca M. Burns, 32, was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. The driver of the vehicle, Allen W. Reeves, 41, of Sikeston, was not injured...
Perry County sheriff uses Computer Voice Stress Analyzer to eliminate suspects, get confessions (08/23/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- When Perry County detective Brian McCain was sent four years ago to become a certified user of a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer -- a truth verification device -- he was skeptical. After using polygraph testing for much of his career, the CVSA, developed by the National Institute for Truth Verification, seemed too simple, McCain remembers thinking...
Five teens arrested for underage drinking at Sikeston house party (08/23/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Five teenagers were arrested Saturday after Sikeston police officers responded to a Sikes Street residence where minors were reportedly drinking. According to a news release from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, the owner of 805 Sikes St. came to the door as officers approached the home around 11:30 p.m. Officers were allowed inside and several teenagers were found hiding in a bedroom and closet...
Bible study center, women's shelter first components of Lynwood Baptist Church's Greater Things Vision (08/23/10)
A group from Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, including its senior pastor the Rev. Mark Anderson, has a big vision on how they want to minister to the community. In addition to giving the community a center for Bible study, Anderson said he hopes the church will be opening a women's shelter in the next year or year and a half. He's planning for a children's and men's shelter and possibly a clinic to follow as part of its Greater Things Vision.
Day of fun helps raise money for 4-year-old's cancer treatment (08/23/10)
Shannon Cook shows Jon Jensen and his daughter, Abby, 4, the photo she took of them Sunday as Madison Bhanom, 5, takes a peek from the side. Thousands of people gathered Sunday at Cape Girardeau Central Middle School as the Cape Girardeau Police Department hosted a barbecue to benefit Abby, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in early August. ...
Jackson woman working to expand BackPacks for Friday program (08/23/10)
The Southeast Missouri Food Bank's BackPacks for Friday program has been serving four schools in Cape Girardeau and Sikeston, Mo., for a few years, but with the help of a Jackson businesswoman, the program may soon be able to expand to Jackson. The program provides a backpack filled with enough nonperishable food to feed a family of four for one weekend...
Gordonville fire chief says rural department 'a whole new ballgame' (08/23/10)
For 27-year-old Randy Morris Jr., joining the Gordonville Fire Department in 2007 was "a whole new ballgame" and took a lot of adjustments and learning. Morris has worked for the Cape Girardeau Fire Department since 2004, where there was an abundance of fire hydrants and a much higher call volume than the rural Gordonville department...
Iowa farms recalling eggs share suppliers, other ties (08/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- Two Iowa farms that recalled more than a half-billion eggs linked to as many as 1,300 cases of salmonella poisoning share suppliers of chickens and feed as well as ties to an Iowa business routinely cited for violating state and federal law...
The world in brief 8/23/10 (08/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- It would take "a complete failure" of the Iraqi security forces for the U.S. to resume combat operations there, the top American commander in Iraq said as the final U.S. fighting forces prepared to leave the country. With a major military milestone in sight, Gen. ...
Blagojevich won't rule out return to politics (08/23/10)
CHICAGO -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Sunday that he won't rule out another run for political office if federal prosecutors fail to convict him at a second trial. Blagojevich spoke on "Fox News Sunday" less than a week after he was convicted of lying to federal agents. Jurors, however, deadlocked on 23 other more serious charges, including that he had tried to sell President Barack Obama's old Senate seat...
Fresh faces deliver in Redhawks' opener (08/23/10)
Nearly 40 percent of the Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team consists of freshmen. Two of those youngsters scored in their collegiate debuts, helping the Redhawks win Sunday's season opener. Stephanie Palmer got the tying goal in the second half while Signe Novak netted the sudden-death overtime winner as Southeast slipped past visiting Belmont 2-1...
Porter excited about transfer (08/23/10)
The former Sikeston star said he previously considered playing basketball at Southeast
Garcia tosses complete masterpiece (08/23/10)
The Cardinals rookie pitcher allowed three hits in a 9-0 shutout of the Giants
Bradford may start Thursday vs. Patriots (08/23/10)
A hand injury may keep quarterback A.J. Feeley out of the next preseason game
Season kickoff is approaching for Redhawks (08/23/10)
The Southeast Missouri State football team already is done with fall camp, which only can mean one thing. It's getting really, really close to the start of the Redhawks' season, which begins in less than two weeks -- Sept. 2 at Ball State. School starts today, so the Redhawks revert to a once-per-day, afternoon practice schedule following classes...
Talking Shop with John Selby, owner of Stereo One in Cape Girardeau (08/23/10)
John Selby, owner of Stereo One in Cape Girardeau, has seen countless advances in technology since he began selling stereos in the 1970s. Today his store sells much more than stereos, including home theater equipment and home automation systems that allow people to control everything from alarm systems to thermostats on their iPhones...
State unemployment gets small uptick (08/23/10)
Missouri's unemployment rate inched up in July, but remains lower than one year ago. July unemployment increased one tenth of a point from 9.1 in June to 9.2 in July, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. One year ago, July unemployment in Missouri was at 9.7 percent...
People on the move 8/23/10 (08/23/10)
Saint Francis Medical Center has hired Marie T. Gladue for its newly created position of director of training and development in the education center. In this role, Gladue will be responsible for the overall management, design, development and delivery of enterprise learning for Saint Francis. ...
Wally Lage (08/23/10)
Walter Henry Lage (Wally), 66, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine. He was born the ninth of 10 children on Oct. 8, 1943, in a farm community near Jefferson City, Mo., to Andrew and Theresa Veltrop Lage...
Lloyd Bollinger (08/23/10)
The Rev. Lloyd James Bollinger, 82, of Jackson, formerly of Millersville, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 22, 1927, in Millersville to Henry Joseph and Ethel Hannah Ellis Bollinger. He and Martha E. Carter were married Sept. 26, 1947...
Ora Gibson (08/23/10)
Ora James (Jim) Gibson Jr., 67, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Nov. 15, 1942, in St. Louis, son of the late Dr. Ora James and Edna M. Miller Gibson Sr. of Cape Girardeau. He and Nancy Jean Price were married Feb. 2, 1963, in Greenville, S.C...
Blanche Thiessen (08/23/10)
*** Blanche Thiessen Blanche M. Thiessen, 89, of Jackson died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Marilyn Kiehne (08/23/10)
Marilyn Jo (Jody) Kiehne, 87, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Cape Girardeau to Claude and Eugenia Nenninger Rains. She and William A. (Bill) Kiehne were married Dec. 25, 1942, at St. Mary Cathedral in Cape Girardeau...
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/23/10 (08/23/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/23/10 (08/23/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Burglary Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Jackson police and fire reports 8/23/10 (08/23/10)
POLICE Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Theft Property damage Miscellaneous FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: ...
Out of the past 8/23/10 (08/23/10)
The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents has approved the taking of bids on a key portion of a $4.8 million boiler project; the power plant plans call for a "fluidized bed boiler," capable of producing 50,000 pounds of steam per hour...
Back to school (08/23/10)
There is a distinct hum of activity to be heard these days. It comes from youngsters walking through school doors as students for the first time in their lives. It comes from high school students driving to public and parochial high schools throughout the area. ...
Speak Out 8/23/10 (08/23/10)
I wish Rush Limbaugh would quit making fun of the first lady. We didn't like it when people made fun of Laura Bush. WE need crosswalks and pedestrian signals at the intersection of Cape Rock Drive and Kingshighway. The SEMO District Fair is coming, and families who live across the street from Arena Park can't safely walk to the playgrounds or even to the fair. ...
Prayer 8/23/10 (08/23/10)
See our joy, O God, and our sorrow, and send your blessings as we need them. Amen.
Still waiting - Take Two (08/23/10)
We're now entering the third month of silence by Tommy Sowers to support his assertion that I made "false claims" about his fundraiser at a gay bar in Washington. He previously had said I was "pathetic" and "desperate," but he will not answer which of my claims were false...
Use influence for port dredging (08/23/10)
Recently Representative Emerson complained to the Army Corps of Engineers about their refusal to dredge the SEMO Regional Port. Apparently the corps, as part of the federal government, doesn't have the money ($250,000) for the project. Maybe a nongovernmental solution could be applied...
We need new blood in Congress (08/23/10)
Over the last few years, the start of school meant preparing to teach at West Point. I taught the Constitution, which I swore to support and defend in my 11 years in the U.S. Army. My cadets knew I was a tough grader. I'd give congressional incumbents an F in defending the Constitution. ...
Student poet takes fifth place in nation (08/23/10)
For the first time, a Missouri student poet has placed at the national level in the senior division in the Manningham Trust Student Poetry Contest. Sarah Garner, a 12th grade student at Cape Central High School, placed 5th for her poem "Wind." Previously, three Missouri student poems received honorable mention. ...
Lutesville Motor Company and Local Community to Raise as much as $6,000 for Local Schools (08/23/10)
Ford Motor Company and Lutesville Motor Company are partnering to help raise money in support of Woodland High School and Leopold High School as part of Ford's Drive One 4 UR School program. Community members will have the opportunity to raise up to $6,000 for Woodland Booster Club and the Leopold School District Foundation by test driving a Ford vehicle at Lutesville Motor Company on August 28th from 9am to 2pm...
Tommy Sowers for Congress - Cape Girardeau opening (08/23/10)
Over 80 supporters, including Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, came out to celebrate the grand opening of the Tommy Sowers for Congress headquarters in Cape Girardeau on Sunday afternoon. These supporters, both young and old and representing three counties, joined Tommy Sowers for a ribbon cutting ceremony and a campaign update...
LAST Chance for Tackle Football Registration (08/23/10)
Your last chance to register for Cape Youth Tackle Football is this Wednesday, August 25 from 6-8pm at the Osage Centre. This is the absolute last time you can register for the fall 2010 season. CYTF is open for kids in the 2nd-7th grades (fall 2010 enrollment). Practices start on August 31...
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