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Stories from Monday, August 30, 2010

Man leads local effort to collect shoes for clean water project (08/30/10)
George Hutchings, formerly of Leopold, is involving local schools in his quest to turn shoes into water. Zalma, Meadow Heights, Marquand, Leopold, Delta and Advance are the most recent schools to participate in the challenge to see which school can collect the most shoes between Sept. 1 and the last Friday before Thanksgiving. Hutchings' goal with ths project is to collect 100,000 shoes for his Shoeman Water Projects...
With upgrades in place, Saint Francis Medical Center's emergency room is treating more patients in less time (08/30/10)
New features at the new Gene E. Huckstep Emergency Center at Saint Francis Medical Center are helping its staff treat more patients in less time. The ER at Saint Francis saw about 100 more patients each month from April through July this year, compared to the same time last year, said Marilyn Curtis, vice president of professional services at Saint Francis...
Ken Gullett helps keep Southeast Missouri State University students, campus safe (08/30/10)
Portageville, Mo., native Ken Gullett has spent hundreds of hours inside and outside the classrooms at Southeast Missouri State University. Most of those hours have been in a police uniform, serving and protecting the campus community. Gullett, now a sergeant with the Southeast Department of Public Safety, is a 1991 graduate of the SEMO Regional Police Academy and began as a police officer in 1992. ...
Emerson, Sowers campaign at SEMO Labor Picnic (08/30/10)
On Sunday, organizers of the SEMO Labor Picnic welcomed around 500 people to Cape County Park North where Southeast Missouri union members and their families feasted on grilled food and enjoyed some friendly competition. JJ Lane, picnic chairman and business agent for the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, said the labor picnic has been a success since its inception in 2007. At least 400 people have attended each year...
Crash near Delta kills Glenallen man, injures three others (08/30/10)
A Saturday night car accident claimed the life of a Glen Allen, Mo. man and injured three others, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Three of the four occupants in the vehicle were ejected when the driver, 21-year-old Damian J. Massa, went off the road, over-corrected and rolled the car several times...
AmerenUE making case for rate increase in 2011 (08/30/10)
AmerenUE is making a case for another rate increase just two months after its last raise took effect. The utility recently announced it will file a case with the Missouri Public Service Commission by the end of September in an effort to recoup the costs it has incurred for power system upgrades including emissions and safety controls, tree trimming and pole replacements...
Reports: United States wasted billions in rebuilding Iraq (08/30/10)
KHAN BANI SAAD, Iraq -- A $40 million prison sits in the desert north of Baghdad, empty. A $165 million children's hospital goes unused in the south. A $100 million waste water treatment system in Fallujah has cost three times more than projected, yet sewage still runs through the streets...
Obama says he isn't worried about rumors that he's Muslim (08/30/10)
NEW ORLEANS -- President Barack Obama said Sunday he isn't worried about a recent poll showing that nearly one-fifth of Americans believe he is a Muslim. "The facts are the facts," said Obama, who is a Christian. In an interview broadcast on "NBC Nightly News," the president blamed the confusion over his religious beliefs on "a network of misinformation that in a new media era can get churned out there constantly."...
On Katrina's 5th anniversary, Obama seeks to renew hope (08/30/10)
NEW ORLEANS -- Five years after Hurricane Katrina's wrath, President Barack Obama sought to reassure disaster-weary Gulf Coast residents Sunday that he would not abandon their cause. "My administration is going to stand with you, and fight alongside you, until the job is done," Obama said to cheers at Xavier University, a historically black, Catholic university that was badly flooded by the storm...
Internet may phase out printed Oxford Dictionary (08/30/10)
LONDON -- It weighs in at more than 130 pounds, but the authoritative guide to the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, may eventually slim down to nothing. Oxford University Press, the publisher, said Sunday so many people prefer to look up words using its online product that it's uncertain whether the dictionary's next edition will be printed on paper at all...
Miners must move tons of rocks in own rescue (08/30/10)
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile -- The 33 trapped Chilean miners who have astonished the world with their discipline a half mile underground will have to aid their own escape -- clearing thousands of tons of rock that will fall as the rescue hole is drilled, the engineer in charge of drilling said Sunday...
Redhawks soccer encounters first loss in Racer Classic (08/30/10)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team suffered its first loss of the season Sunday as South Florida romped 4-0 at the Racer Classic in Murray, Ky. Southeast, which routed Alabama A&M 9-1 in Friday's Racer Classic opener, fell to 2-1. USF (3-0) controlled play throughout, holding a 26-7 advantage in shots and a 9-1 edge in shots on goal...
Southeast runners will debut Saturday (08/30/10)
The Southeast men return a deep and experienced team under first-year coach Ryan Lane
Cellar dwellers continue to haunt Cards (08/30/10)
WASHINGTON -- Losing teams are bringing out the worst in the St. Louis Cardinals at a most inopportune time. Adam Wainwright struggled for five innings and the Cardinals lost again, falling to Washington 4-2 on Sunday and dropping five games behind Cincinnati in the NL Central...
Rams' tight ends have success in preseason (08/30/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Tight ends have been the go-to pass catchers for the St. Louis Rams this preseason. Even the Rams' receivers can't match the numbers put up by rookie Michael Hoomanawanui, who caught two touchdown passes in a preseason victory at New England on Thursday...
Redhawks football opens with difficult stretch (08/30/10)
Another Southeast Missouri State football season kicks off Thursday night as the Redhawks visit Division I-A Ball State. That's the start of a rugged opening stretch for the Redhawks, who will shoot for the program's first winning season since 2002 and only its second since moving up to Division I-AA in 1991...
'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' take top honors at Emmys (08/30/10)
LOS ANGELES -- The darkly intimate 1960s-era drama "Mad Men" and the comedy romp "Modern Family" were the top honorees at Sunday's Emmy Awards as American life past and present proved a winning formula. "To our fans, we are so grateful, we are so thrilled that families are sitting down together to watch a television show, and we're so happy that you have let us into your families," said Steven Levitan, "Modern Family" executive producer...
Talking Shop with Mike Rust, owner of Rust & Martin (08/30/10)
Mike Rust, Rust & Martin president, is busy coordinating the transition to its new location in the Regents Parc building at 1610 N. Kingshighway. Rust is carrying on the family business, started by his grandfather, that continually evolves as styles change...
Group looks ahead to remedy coming nurse shortage (08/30/10)
The Cape Girardeau Partnership for Higher Education is in the process of evaluating the need for more health care-related education programs. At the newly formed organization's meeting, Mary Becker, senior vice-president of the Missouri Hospital Association, gave an interesting presentation on current and anticipated needs for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. Registered nurses make up 60 percent of a hospital's work force, Becker said...
People on the move 8/30/10 (08/30/10)
Marcia Larkin, a care coordinator in Southeast Missouri Hospital Case Management Department, has successfully passed the American Case Management Association certification exam and is now an Accredited Case Manager. Larkin is the third person at Southeast to pass the exam. ...
Sharon Sterrett (08/30/10)
Sharon A. Sterrett, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
William Rader (08/30/10)
William S. Rader, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Gertrude Froemsdorf (08/30/10)
Gertrude S. Froemsdorf, 93, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of McClure, Ill., died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Lutheran Manor in Dubuque. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Raymond Bles (08/30/10)
Raymond Joseph "Joe" Bles, 61, of Scott City died Saturday Aug. 28, 2010, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 6, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, son of Raymond Michael and Wanda Genese Summers Bles. He and Brenda Kay Whitworth were married March 7, 1970...
Lela Upchurch (08/30/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Lela L. Upchurch, 90, of Marble Hill passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at her residence. She was born Jan. 31, 1920, in Bollinger County, daughter of Leo L. and Lillie Pierce Bollinger. She and Milford Cleo Upchurch were married Dec. 21, 1939...
Lowell Cooley (08/30/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lowell E. Cooley, 75, of Anna died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 19, 1935, in Simpson, Ill., son of Leonard and Marie Hines Cooley. He was married to Joann Tygett on Feb. 19, 1954, in Jonesboro, Ill...
Larry Oberts (08/30/10)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Larry Oberts, 48 of Tamms died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. To leave online condolences, visit www.crainsonline.com....
Pauline Pulliam (08/30/10)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Pauline Pulliam, 55, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Crain Funeral Home of Anna-Jonesboro...
Jackson police and fire reports 8/30/10 (08/30/10)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Property damage Miscellaneous FIRE Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/30/10 (08/30/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/30/10 (08/30/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 8/30/10 (08/30/10)
The apparent low bidders on some 20 construction packages for the Southeast Missouri State University multipurpose building total $13.4 million, say university officials; some adjustments will have to be made in the specifications to bring the project within its $16.5 million budget...
Rotary aid (08/30/10)
It is encouraging to see, in these wobbly economic times, that community organizations are finding creative and generous ways to lend their financial support. This month the Cape Girardeau West Rotary Club gave $92,000 for Southeast Missouri State University scholarships. The donation represented the proceeds from the club's annual golf tournament...
Speak Out 8/30/10 (08/30/10)
THE tea party crowd espouses positions that are based on the rhetoric of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Sarah Palin. The group is way out of the mainstream of American opinion. I read the article concerning Cape Girardeau's effort to reduce our carbon footprint and clean up the environment. ...
Prayer 8/30/10 (08/30/10)
Help us to seek healing where their are divisions, O God, and make peace. Amen.
Sowers knows education needs (08/30/10)
As an educator for 38 years, I am concerned about educational quality in the 8th District. One-third of the schools identified as failing to meet accreditation standards are in this district. Qualified, hard-working teachers serve our schools, but they are inadequately supported...
Thanks for support, petitions (08/30/10)
We are officially on the ballot as a congressional candidate of the 8th District, Missouri. I humbly thank the many volunteers who worked with our campaign to gather signatures. I further thank the over 6,694 registered voters who signed the petition. They believed everyone deserved a chance to offer themselves up for public service...
Strike a Note for Memory (08/30/10)
Sunday, September 12, there will be a free concert to benefit the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk at New McKendree United Methodist Church South Campus in Jackson. The night will feature Justin & Merideth Pobst, Brad Davis, and Kara Whitledge. Also performing will be Christy Shinn & Beth St. ...
Empowerment Zone Celebrates 11 Years of Success (08/30/10)
The Southernmost Illinois Delta Empowerment Zone (SIDEZ) is hosting an 11 Year Celebration at Shawnee Community College on September 16, 2010. The festivities will begin at 5:30 PM in the Atrium with displays featuring projects completed by organizations as a result of the empowerment zone. Light refreshments will be served...
Emerson, Local GOP Officials Dedicate Headquarters (08/30/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- With the election a little over two months away, members of the Cape Girardeau Republican Central Committee hosted more than 140 people for barbecue and refreshments on Sunday to dedicate the Committee's headquarters located in the heart of downtown Cape Girardeau...
Culver's Night on Sept 2 for Alzheimer's Walk (08/30/10)
Join us on Thursday, September 2 from 4-8 p.m. at Culver's of Cape on North Kingshighway for a delicious meal, with proceeds to benefit Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk.
Parker predicts another Emerson win (08/30/10)
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, "We don't need bigger government; we need government to get out of the way." Just words..... Emerson voted for 700 BILLION DOLLAR BANK BAILOUT and; CAFTA, that destroyed our jobs and Manufacturing base. 410 Billion dollar Omnibus Bill with over 9,000 EARMARKS including one of hers for 3 million to support the Emerson Hunger Center that is all about wealth redistribution that has cost us Billions...
Bone Creek at Pickle Springs (08/30/10)
Water Spout
Running for Holly (08/30/10)
from the first MedAssets 5k Running for the Girls. this is the team Holly. There were over 50 friends & family that came out to support Holly for her battle against breast cancer.
Goldfinches (08/30/10)
Large group of goldfinches on my backyard birdfeeder. Photo taken in June 2010
Never Forget (08/30/10)
Tour of Duty runners on Independence St in Cape Girardeau, MO in front of the Tour of Duty Firetruck on their way to Ground Zero on Sept 11th 2010 for the 9yr anniversary!
Let's Keep Going! (08/30/10)
A Tour of Duty runner on the side of the Tour of Duty Firetruck on Independence St and N Park Ave on Monday August 30th 2010!
Big Oak State Park (08/30/10)
Sunset at Big Oak State Park
Sunset at Duck Creek (08/30/10)
Sunset at Duck Creek
Johnson's Shut-Inns (08/30/10)
Fast moving water at Johnson's Shut-Inns
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