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Stories from Thursday, September 30, 2010

New director of Arts Council of Southeast Missouri settling into job (09/30/10)
Amy Pool had a busy Wednesday morning, and the afternoon wasn't looking any better. She'd already waited hours for Charter Communications to show up, only to find out that an Internet upgrade wasn't possible because of a lack of cable lines. While waiting, she worked on labeling art, fielding phone calls and talking to artists who either wanted to get their work displayed or musicians who wanted to perform at exhibits...
Yes for Gaming Committee to hold rally Friday (09/30/10)
The Yes For Gaming Committee has announced its plans for a kick-off rally Friday at 3:30 p.m. on the site of the proposed facility. Supporters are invited to attend the rally, according to a news release issued by the committee. The committee is encouraging voters to vote yes on the casino question on the Nov. 2 ballot...
Churches asked to help fund Cape Girardeau homeless shelter renovation (09/30/10)
At least 18 area churches on Oct. 10 will be asking parishioners to each give $10 as part of a fundraiser to help come up with $60,000 or more that organizers say is needed to complete the renovation of a building on Sprigg Street that will serve as a homeless shelter...
Audit criticizes management of funds by Scott County prosecutor's office (09/30/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- A newly released report on Scott County finances from the Missouri state auditor's office says there is little assurance money is being properly handled by the prosecuting attorney's office.
Parent decries Jackson schools' 'box' discipline (09/30/10)
They call it "the box." It's more of a big rectangle, formed by thin lines painted on the black top of the playground at North Elementary School in Jackson. To teachers and administrators, it's an active timeout, an appropriate way to discipline misbehaving students and change behaviors...
Judge finds cause to continue case against suspect in Cape Girardeau murder (09/30/10)
A forensic pathologist, members of the Cape Girardeau-Bollinger County Major Case Squad and a Missouri State Highway Patrol criminalist were among the seven witnesses who testified Wednesday at the preliminary hearing of Thomas D. Evans, the Bellwood, Ill., man charged in the June 26 shooting death of Matthew "Woody" Ervin...
Miner to host infant mortality conference today (09/30/10)
MINER, Mo. -- Although it's decreased over the past several years, the number of infant deaths in the Bootheel remains higher than any other region in the state. For this reason and others, the National Infant Mortality Awareness Campaign Mini-Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Miner Convention Center...
Trade group's leader to speak at coffee (09/30/10)
Ray McCarty, president of the Associated Industries of Missouri, will give a preview of statewide issues on the Nov. 2 ballot at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee on Friday at the Show Me Center. Associated Industries of Missouri was the state's first trade association, founded in 1919. Continental breakfast is available at 7 a.m. followed by the program at 7:40 a.m. The program is sponsored by Drury Hotels and The Daniel and Henry Co...
Route U reduced for pavement repairs (09/30/10)
Route U from County Road 450 to Highway 34 in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews overlay the road. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Stoddard County man sentenced to 60 years on child molestation charges (09/30/10)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A Bloomfield, Mo., man charged with molesting a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old girl was given two 30-year prison sentences recently, the Dexter Daily Statesman reported. Charles W. Copen Jr., was charged with two Class A felony counts of child molestation in the first degree following an incident that took place on April 25...
Motorcycle accident disrupts traffic on major Cape Girardeau street (09/30/10)
Cape Girardeau police and ambulance personnel responded to a motorcycle crash just after noon Wednesday on William Street near Bank of America and KFC. According to scanner traffic the man driving the motorcycle was having trouble breathing after the crash...
Testing, troubled economy top list of teacher union concerns (09/30/10)
Pension problems. Curricula. Standards-based testing. Southeast Missouri public school teachers have a lot of concerns about the state of education. But none is more pressing or overarching than the troubled economy, according to a Cape Girardeau teacher and elected official with the Southeast Region of the Missouri State Teachers Association...
Fisher-Price recalls more than 10M kid products (09/30/10)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million tricycles, toys and high chairs over safety concerns. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that the tricycles and high chairs were blamed for children's injuries. In the recall of about 7 million Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles, the agency is aware of 10 reports of children being hurt. Six of them required medical attention...
Congress to approve budget after election (09/30/10)
WASHINGTON -- An unpopular Congress is bolting for the campaign trail without finishing its most basic job -- approving a budget for the government year that begins Friday. Lawmakers also are postponing a major fight over taxes, two embarrassing ethics cases and other political hot potatoes until angry and frustrated voters render their verdict in the Nov. 2 elections...
Cement mixer used in bank protest (09/30/10)
DUBLIN -- A cement mixer rammed into the gates of the Irish parliament in an apparent protest at the country's bank bailout. Police said they had arrested a 41-year-old man Wednesday but gave few details. The truck hit the gates of Ireland's legislature around 7:15 a.m. local time. Written across the truck's barrel in red letters were the words: "Toxic Bank Anglo."...
New 'Goldilocks' planet could be just right for life (09/30/10)
WASHINGTON -- Astronomers say they have for the first time spotted a planet beyond our own in what is sometimes called the Goldilocks zone for life: Not too hot, not too cold. Juuuust right. Not too far from its star, not too close. So it could contain liquid water. The planet itself is neither too big nor too small for the proper surface, gravity and atmosphere...
Some in Texas push for allowing weapons on campuses (09/30/10)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas already lets lawmakers bring guns into the Capitol. And the governor sometimes jogs with a loaded pistol. But should people be allowed to carry concealed weapons onto college campuses? Gun advocates argue that doing so could help put a quick end to threats like the one posed by a University of Texas student who fired several rounds from an assault rifle Tuesday before killing himself...
Terror plot in Europe prompted drone strikes (09/30/10)
LONDON -- Police increased their guard around Buckingham Palace and other landmarks Wednesday as security officials monitored what they described as a fledgling terror plot to wage Mumbai-style shooting sprees or other attacks on Britain, France or Germany...
Two quakes hit east Indonesia (09/30/10)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Two powerful earthquakes hit waters off eastern Indonesia in rapid succession Thursday, prompting officials to briefly trigger a tsunami warning. The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude-7.2 quake off Papua province, centered just seven miles beneath the ocean floor, struck less than a minute after a 6.6 temblor in the same location...
Search resumes for 11 missing in Mexico mudslide (09/30/10)
OAXACA, Mexico -- Rescue efforts resumed Wednesday for 11 people missing after a hillside collapsed on a town in Mexico's rain-soaked southern state of Oaxaca. The government delivered blankets and other supplies to survivors and other who fled their unstable homes for fear of more mudslides in Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec. Many sheltered under makeshift tents on the hills...
Perryville topples reigning state champ Notre Dame in softball (09/30/10)
The Pirates handed the Bulldogs their first loss of the season.
High school roundup: Jackson's offense roars past Central 17-2 in softball action (09/30/10)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Football preview: Crystal City at St. Vincent (09/30/10)
Crystal City (2-3) at St. Vincent (2-3) Last year: Crystal City 39, St. Vincent 32 Outlook: These teams have more in common than 2-3 records. Both teams have lost their No. 1 quarterbacks to injury. St. Vincent lost Tim Schumer for six to eight weeks with a knee injury during a Week 3 victory. Crystal City lost senior...
Edwards proves a diamond in the rough for Southeast football team (09/30/10)
Miles Edwards never even considered a college football career until Southeast Missouri State coach Tony Samuel spotted him on film while looking at another player. Things have worked out well for both parties because Edwards has been among Southeast's top wide receivers since his freshman season, and the senior caught his 100th career pass earlier this year...
Southeast roundup: Richmond fills her coaching staff (09/30/10)
All the news from Wednesday in the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics.
Walters silences Pirates in 4-1 win (09/30/10)
ST. LOUIS -- P.J. Walters quickly settled into a smooth rhythm against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Walters gave up an infield single to Andrew McCutchen on the first pitch of the game then retired the next 14 batters in leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 win Wednesday...
Hooked on Science: Screaming plastic cup (09/30/10)
Using a few ingredients from around the house, you can create some noise that will teach the entire family about sound. STEP 2: Cut about 2 feet of string and thread it through the hole in the cup. STEP 3: Tie a knot in the string big enough so it will not pull out of the hole in the cup...
neXt up 9/30/10 (09/30/10)
What's happening this weekend
Working for a cause: Notre Dame students toil to benefit their school, community and others (09/30/10)
Jason Kirby scratches at the rapidly forming red blotches on his arms. "How do you get rid of poison ivy?" the 17-year-old asks four or five fellow teens. "Ointment," they answer in chorus. On a recent warm afternoon, Kirby learned that service work can be itchy business...
Enchantment abounds (09/30/10)
Sept. 30, 2010 Dear David, I awoke this morning to the sound of a dog retching somewhere nearby. Thankfully he was not burrowed under the covers anymore. The Jack Russell terriers who came to live with us over the summer have become permanent house guests. That's how I think of them, as guests who might someday decide to move on...
Marcus Rogers (09/30/10)
Marcus K. "Mark" Rogers, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Monticello House in Jackson. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Imogene Varnum (09/30/10)
Imogene Varnum, 87, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Roger Marcussen (09/30/10)
Roger K. Marcussen, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Landmark Hospital. There is no service. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Kathryn Hill (09/30/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Kathryn Louise Millikan Hill, 89, of Cairo died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at Cedar Ridge Health Center in Lebanon, Ill. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo and from 8 a.m. to service time Friday at St. Patrick's Church. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today...
Frank Maevers Sr. (09/30/10)
Frank Albert Maevers Sr., 89, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born March 25, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, to Albert F. and Laura Ann Lueder Maevers. He and Lillian Baldwin were married May 5, 1943, in Cape Girardeau...
Gilbert Walther (09/30/10)
Gilbert R. "Gib" Walther, 87, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1922, north of Jackson, son of Ernst and Anna Dreyer Walther. He and Dorothy Krueger were married Dec. 5, 1944, at Hanover Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. She passed away May 4, 1998...
Births 9/30/10 (09/30/10)
Daughter to Kevin and Erika Hann of Kirkwood, Mo., Missouri Baptist Hospital, 11:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. Name, Celia Elisabeth. Weight, 6 pounds, 14 ounces. First child. Mrs. Hann is the daughter of Rick and Lynda King of Jackson. She is a behavior therapist in private practice. Hann is the son of Frank and Kathy Hann of Collinsville, Ill. He is employed in IT at Naris Corp. in Clayton, Mo...
Cape Girardeau fire report 9/30/10 (09/30/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/30/10 (09/30/10)
Arrests...
Jackson police/fire report 9/30/10 (09/30/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests FIRE Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 9/30/10 (09/30/10)
Commercial development now underway in the 600 block of South Kingshighway is creating flood problems in the area, says Allen F. Laffoon, district engineer for the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department; according to Laffoon, a developer has filled in a pond and water retention area in the district...
Wordsmith, gaming, art exhibit (09/30/10)
Joe Sullivan, the role-model newspaper man, is a wordsmith. He's traveled throughout the U.S. in his capacities as reporter, editor, columnist and publisher. Few editors have the broadening experience of being a publisher, which brings the additional responsibilities and insights of paying the bills, watching the circulation by mail or carrier and paying attention to profit and loss, which provides the cash flow for salaries, equipment, maintenance and upgrades...
Jobs, skills and education (09/30/10)
"There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear." -- Buffalo Springfield The words of this 1960s rock song could describe the current job market. Several quarters into the recovery, the unemployment rate continues to hover near 10 percent. ...
Highway links (09/30/10)
There is reason for excitement in both Cape Girardeau and Sikeston after the recent endorsements of an infrastructure project by the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce and the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. It's been long reported that Cape Girardeau has been pushing for an east-west interstate while Sikeston has pushed for a bridge across the Mississippi to the east. The competing ideas, both involving a proposed transcontinental Interstate 66, have had little traction...
Speak Out 9/30/10 (09/30/10)
SO now school officials plan to prosecute parents for their child's absences from school. Do those officials ever stop to ask why a child refuses to attend? Are they being bullied at school? Are they not getting the help they need with subjects? When these things take place and teachers and administrators refuse to see or address the problem, it is difficult to convince the child to go willingly back to the classroom...
Prayer 9/30/10 (09/30/10)
Lord Jesus, we thank you that what is impossible with man is possible with you. Amen.
Emerson's record (09/30/10)
It's that time of the year, folks, when our homes are inundated by misleading and untrue political ads. We are exposed to exaggerations, lies and hyperbole that stagger the mind. The current TV commercials of JoAnn Emerson are a case in point. They loudly proclaim that Sowers will raise our taxes, or that Sowers supports some distorted figure, that he will become the puppet of Pelosi. ...
Emerson and lobbyist funding (09/30/10)
This week, congresswoman Emerson was scheduled to hold a barbecue fundraiser at a location registered to a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. The minimum contribution to have barbecue with Congresswoman Emerson: $1,000. Imagine that: an incumbent serving pork to lobbyists...
My pledge (09/30/10)
The Republican Party offered "A Pledge to America" as a set of goals. Our own platform has five specific goals. Term limits for congressmen. As congressional member seniority increases, lobbyists flock to them with campaign contributions used to defeat any opposition...
Casinos Will Rearrange Jobs (09/30/10)
During a recent visit to several commercial establishments in Cape Girardeau, I noticed that business was slow. At the coffee shop the clerk told me several times that business was down and the owners are not sure how many more months they can tolerate the losses...
Miracle-Ear Customer Appreciation Day 2010 (09/30/10)
MIRACLE-EAR CELEBRATES CUSTOMER APPRECIATION FEATURING PETPOOLOZA CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- The Annual Miracle-Ear Customer Appreciation Day will take place Friday, October 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the local office located at 1465 N. Kingshighway. "We thank our customers every time they come in to our store, but Customer Appreciation Day gives us a chance to really celebrate with them," said Joyce Cooley, Franchisee of the Cape Girardeau Miracle-Ear center...
Robin Carnahan's New TV Ad: "Potatoes" (09/30/10)
Today, Robin Carnahan's Senate campaign released a new television ad titled, "Potatoes." (http://www.robincarnahan.com/potatoes) The new ad is the latest in the story of how Congressman Blunt has left Missouri behind and become the very worst of Washington. ...
Casinos and Common Sense (09/30/10)
Our city is at a crossroads. The well-being of its' citizens are in the balance. The tension is palpable in certain places and circles; and the stakes are higher than most people wish to believe. To phrase it so dramatically lends one to think of the lead-in for an investigative television report on some greedy, multi-national evil empire, but what I'm talking about is whether or not a casino is good for downtown, and the rest of the city of Cape...
Monuments at Night (09/30/10)
Washington D.C. at night. The foreground is the WW II monument. The Washington monument is in the middle left. In the lower left can be seen the dome of the capital and the full moon with some clouds is in the upper center of the photo.
Cape Girardeau Public Schools art faculty exhibit (09/30/10)
The art faculty of Cape Girardeau Public Schools will be featured Friday, Oct 1, 2010, at the Black Door Gallery at the monthly First Friday Art Walk in downtown Cape Girardeau. Posing with some of their work are , back row, left to right, Elizabeth Thomas, Lawrence Brookins, Judy Barks Westrich, Dennis Wilson and Rob Friedrich. ...
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