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Stories from Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Larry Bill certified on November ballot (08/24/10)
Larry Bill has gained a spot on the November ballot as an independent candidate in the 8th Congressional District race. Bill, of Jackson, turned in 7,462 signatures to Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan last month to gain a spot on the ballot as an independent. In a news release Tuesday, Carnahan said Bill had been certified...
School board learns enrollment up in Cape Girardeau School District (08/24/10)
Less than two weeks into a new school year, Jim Welker, Cape Girardeau Public Schools superintendent, was able to announce that enrollment has increased in the district around 4 to 5 percent. Welker made the announcement Monday at the Cape Girardeau School Board meeting at the Board of Education and Administration Offices...
Flames engulf Merriwether Street residence; occupants safely evacuated (08/24/10)
Five Cape Girardeau fire engines responded to a multi-level residence on fire Monday at 1107 Merriwether St. Firefighters arrived on scene around 7:30 p.m. to find the top floor of the residence engulfed with flames. Marsha Brown, renter of the home, said she and her five children got out of the home safely and were not injured...
Classes begin at Cape Girardeau community college center (08/24/10)
Classes began Monday for 165 students enrolled at the Cape Girardeau Partnership for Higher Education. The new community college center consists of four classrooms at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. There was excitement in the halls today, said Tinea Ortega, academic adviser for the Partnership...
Sikeston woman pleads guilty to 2008 Cape Girardeau murder (08/24/10)
A Cape Girardeau murder case that drew national attention came to a close Monday morning when Tambra Gilmore, formerly known as Tambra Turner, pleaded guilty to the February 2008 murder of Chabreshea Egson. Gilmore, whose attorney Jennifer Booth corrected her name for the record at the beginning of the hearing, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree burglary for shooting Egson, precluding the need for a jury trial that was already scheduled for November. ...
Bollinger County teenager gets 60 years for murder (08/24/10)
A Bollinger County teenager who pleaded guilty in June to the 2008 murder of Pamela Ackman was sentenced to 60 years in prison Monday by Circuit Judge Joe Satterfield. John W. Wilfong, 18, was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action for shooting Ackman, his cousin and caretaker, in the head at her home in Bollinger County on Dec. 30, 2008...
Sikeston man arrested in Aug. 15 Cape Girardeau shooting (08/24/10)
A Sikeston, Mo., man was arrested Saturday after witness testimony linked him to an Aug. 15 shooting that injured a 21-year-old Cape Girardeau man. Corey Eurekas Turner, 17, was one of four suspects arrested the day of the shooting and later released due to a lack of evidence...
Last installation work for Scott County water district to begin soon (08/24/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County Public Water Supply District No. 4 officials are hoping to be providing fresh, clean water to the Kelly and Scott Central school districts by mid September. "We have the [water treatment] plant started up and making water," said John Chittenden, president of Waters Engineering in Sikeston, Mo., the engineering firm for the project...
Cape Girardeau County Commission votes to trade MoDOT credits for cash (08/24/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission voted Monday to trade $40,000 worth of soft credits with the Missouri Department of Transportation to St. Francois County, Mo., for $20,000 in money to be deposited in the county's account with MoDOT for bridge repair...
Route U in Butler, Stoddard counties reduced to one lane (08/24/10)
Route U from Route T to Route CC in Butler and Stoddard counties will be reduced to one lane today while MoDOT crews patch the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. For additional information, contact the Missouri Department of Transportation's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Route AB in Bollinger County reduced to one lane (08/24/10)
Route AB from Route T to County Road 418 in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane today, while MoDOT crews patch the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. For additional information, contact the Missouri Department of Transportation's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
After Katrina: A tale of SBA failure (08/24/10)
CHALMETTE, La. -- Five years after Hurricane Katrina, Jay Young is still haunted by the desperate voices on the other end of the telephone crying and begging for help. As a loan officer for a federal agency that was supposed to help homeowners and businesses get back on their feet, he had high expectations he could make a difference. But he recalls how he was forced to turn away many qualified applicants because of what he says was pressure from his supervisors to close files quickly...
Headed to ER? Some post waits by text, billboard (08/24/10)
WASHINGTON -- Need an X-ray or stitches? Online, via text message or flashing on a billboard, some emergency rooms are advertising how long the dreaded wait for care will be, with estimates updated every few minutes. It's a marketing move aimed at less urgent patients, not the true emergencies that automatically go to the front of the line anyway -- and shouldn't waste precious minutes checking the wait...
AIG repaying nearly $4 billion in federal loans (08/24/10)
In its single biggest repayment of bailout loans so far, American International Group Inc. said Monday it is paying back nearly $4 billion in taxpayer aid with proceeds from a recent debt sale. The insurer's aircraft leasing company, International Lease Finance Corp., completed the sale of $4.4 billion in debt. ...
Oil spill investigators focus on communication (08/24/10)
HOUSTON -- Federal investigators seeking the cause of the rig explosion that led to BP's massive Gulf oil spill focused Monday on communication and chain of command, wondering at times whether the key players knew enough to handle an emergency...
Supplies reach Chilean miners; now, the long wait (08/24/10)
COPIAPO, Chile -- Trapped nearly half a mile inside the earth and facing perhaps four months before rescue, 33 Chilean miners began accepting food, water and oxygen from above ground Monday as rescue teams worked to gauge their state of mind and brace them for the long wait ahead...
Mayhem in Manila: 9 people killed on hijacked tourist bus (08/24/10)
MANILA, Philippines -- It looked like a hostage rescue in slow motion: Police creeping up on the bus with sledgehammers and smashing first one window, then another, then trying and failing to rip open the door. When they finally got inside, authorities said, they found nine bodies: eight Hong Kong tourists and the ex-policeman who had seized the bus to demand his job back...
Perryville softball defeats Central on walk-off base hit (08/24/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Perryville Pirates kept hanging around. They finally broke through. Rebecca Gremaud capped a wild final two innings with a walk-off base hit to help the Pirates (1-0) defeat Central 6-5 in eight innings in the season-opening softball game for both teams Monday at the Perry Park Center...
Chaffee softball nips Neelyville in season opener (08/24/10)
All the area high school sports reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Bradford will start against Patriots (08/24/10)
ST. LOUIS -- A.J. Feeley's thumb injury put No. 1 draft pick Sam Bradford on the fast track. The rookie from Oklahoma gets his first start with the St. Louis Rams this week by default, and with two preseason games to go he has a chance to seize the position that everybody knows will be his eventually...
Alexander tries to get up to speed (08/24/10)
The former Missouri receiver practiced with the Rams for the first time
Cardinals win behind Lohse (08/24/10)

The pitcher recorded his first win in more than three months as St. Louis beat the Pirates 10-2 By ALAN ROBINSON The Associated Press PITTSBURGH -- Runner on third, runner on first, none out in the first and Albert Pujols at bat. No reliever should face such a situation...

Overloaded backpacks can harm children's bodies (08/24/10)
With school starting back up, students have a lot of pressure on them to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the school year. This includes eating healthily, managing studying time effectively and even wearing a backpack correctly to prevent stress on the back...
All hail a healthy Caesar salad (08/24/10)
If your idea of a virtuous dinner out is ordering the grilled chicken Caesar salad, you should prepare yourself for some disappointment. These salads may sound light, but they can pack some serious fat and calories. At one national chain restaurant, for example, the grilled chicken Caesar salad serves up more than 1,000 calories and 64 grams of fat...
Lady Gaga begins reign as latest 'Twitter queen' (08/24/10)
NEW YORK -- Lady Gaga has surpassed Britney Spears as the most followed person on Twitter -- for now. She has more than 5.7 million followers. She overtook Spears over the weekend and posted a video late Saturday on YouTube. Gaga called her fans her "little monsters" as she thanked them for beginning "my reign as Twitter queen."...
Sally Helton (08/24/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Sally A. Helton, 55, of Anna died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to service time Wednesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. A celebration of life service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Dee Armes and Bill Littrell officiating...
Billy Corzine (08/24/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Billy Max Corzine, 80, of Anna died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at his home. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Sadler officiating. Burial will be in Dongola American Legion Cemetery with military honors by Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 in Anna and Illinois National Guard Honor Team in Marion, Ill...
William Tucker (08/24/10)
ROCKVIEW, Mo. -- William Leonard Tucker, 79, of Rockview died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. He was born April 14, 1931, at Rockview, son of Leonard August and Lena Caroline Hoefler Tucker. Leonard was a switchman with Terminal Railroad Co. in St. Louis. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, St. Ambrose Men's Club, Chaffee Elks Lodge 1810 and Chaffee American Legion Post 389...
Eleanor McGuire (08/24/10)
Eleanor "Aunt Sis" McGuire, 86, of Jackson died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. She was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Millersville, to Ora and Eula V. Statler Seabaugh. She was married to Billy Fred McGuire on Oct. 11, 1946, in Jackson. He died May 12, 1988...
Alleen Green (08/24/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Alleen Green, 86, of Bloomfield passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at the Golden Living Center. She was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Bloomfield, daughter of Everett and Stella Alberta "Bertie" Chasteen Fowler. She and Lowell "John" Green were married Jan. 11, 1947, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death July 21, 2009...
Michael Dodson (08/24/10)
THEBES, Ill. -- Michael R. Dodson, 51, of Thebes passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 10, 1959, in New Bedford, Mass., son of Raymond E. Dodson and Noma Sanders Dodson. Michael was an electrician with a heating and air conditioning company...
Robert Wehmeyer (08/24/10)
THEBES, Ill. -- Robert Winston Wehmeyer, 83, of Thebes died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Thebes, son of Fred and Pearl Van Dyke Wehmeyer. He and Blanche Bledsoe were married May 12, 1947...
Marilyn Patrick (08/24/10)
Marilyn J. Patrick, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Heartland Care and Rehab. She was born July 5, 1939, in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to service time Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. at Fairmont Cemetery, with the Rev. Donny Ford officiating...
Births 8/24/10 (08/24/10)
Son to Aaron Joseph Graviett and Tracey Jean Floyd of Oran, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 4:49 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2010. Name, Drake Joseph. Weight, 7 pounds. First child. Ms. Floyd is the daughter of William Floyd and Caroline Floyd of Marble Hill, Mo. She is a registered nurse at Southeast Hospital. Graviett is the son of Dickie Graviett and Debra Graviett of Oran. He is self-employed in a firearm refinishing business...
Jackson police report 8/24/10 (08/24/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Property damage...
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/24/10 (08/24/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/24/10 (08/24/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assault Thefts Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 8/24/10 (08/24/10)
Southeast Missouri State University is a busy place this weekend as students move into campus housing; the fall semester will begin Monday. Two Cape Girardeau radio stations will switch identities next week; the Federal Communications Commission has given approval for switches in ownership and call letters at KGIR and KZIM...
Future generations are depending on today's climate decisions (08/24/10)
By Alan Journet We have not heard much about climate change lately, but it hasn't gone away. According to NASA, March through July this year were each globally the hottest such months on record. This year may well exceed 2005 as the hottest year recorded. ...
Boy Scouts at 100 (08/24/10)
Almost everyone in America has some image come to mind when the words "Boy Scouts" are mentioned. For some, it is the iconic Scout helping an elderly woman to cross the street. For others, it is boys in uniforms smartly saluting. For others it is a sash of merit badges. And for others it is the moving ceremony that recognizes a young man who has attained the honored rank of Eagle Scout...
Scivally bridge needs cleaning (08/24/10)
The bridge at Dennis Scivally Park is such an asset to the park and so unique. I know it has been used for a lot of weddings. As a matter of fact, my husband proposed to me on the bridge. What I am complaining about is the bridge looks so dirty. I think it needs to be power washed. I hope the city can do this. It would look like a new bridge...
Speak Out 8/24/10 (08/24/10)
IF you didn't go to the Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville on Aug. 15, you missed a good country meal with homestyle food. The chicken and dumplings and kettle beef were so good, and the dessert was delicious. All the members of the church worked so hard getting the food ready, especially on Sunday when the temperature was 100 degrees. ...
Prayer 8/24/10 (08/24/10)
Bless, O God, our efforts to help others and provide comfort where we can. Amen.
Kodi (08/24/10)
Kodi loves running through my flowers looking for rabbits. He gives them a good run but never catches any.
Trip Down Memory Lane for Best Friends (08/24/10)
Mrs. Gwen Schild, of Cape Girardeau, enjoyed her 90th birthday celebration with family and friends. Mrs. Mary Crouch, a friend from Farmington, Mo, will celebrate her 100th birthday on December 1st. The two women and their families have been friends for over 60 years...
Trip Down Memory Lane for Best Friends (08/24/10)
Mrs. Gwen Schild, of Cape Girardeau, enjoyed her 90th birthday celebration with family and friends. Mrs. Mary Crouch, a friend from Farmington, Mo. will celebrate her 100th birthday December 1st. The women and their families have been friends for 60 years. The ladies enjoyed a trip down memory lane while riding in Fred Vincel's 1931 Ford Model A...
Pretty Butterfly (08/24/10)
I got this shot of a butterfly at Cape County Park in June. Very pretty!
Big boy (08/24/10)
This is Carter waiting patiently on a bone after his big sister Bailey took it from him.
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