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Stories from Monday, October 11, 2010

Sikeston man who drowned in Apple Creek identified (10/11/10)
PERRY COUNTY, Mo. -- Perry County Coroner Herb Miller has identified the Sikeston, Mo., man who drowned in Apple Creek Sunday night as 32-year-old Chris Grandstaff. Several agencies, including the Perry County and Cape Girardeau County sheriff's departments and the Cape Girardeau Fire Department dive team, searched for Grandstaff for approximately 90 minutes after a woman said he had not surfaced after jumping into the creek from the bridge at Old Appleton around 7 p.m...
Cape Girardeau school improvement forum tonight (10/11/10)
The Cape Girardeau School district will hold a public forum to unveil a revised Comprehensive School Improvement Plan tonight at 6 p.m. at the Central Middle School Cafeteria. The District has been working on the revised plan for nearly a year. The last plan was adopted in 2005 and updated in 2007. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provides five major goals that must be...
Four arrested, two sought in connection to Marble Hill meth lab (10/11/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Marble Hill police say they took down a working methamphetamine lab and arrested four suspects in connection early Sunday morning. Two suspects, one of them a juvenile, escaped arrest and were being sought Monday morning, said police chief Dennis Willis...
Sunday accident seriously injures Scott County teens (10/11/10)
Two Scott County teenagers were seriously injured in an automobile accident at 9:05 p.m. Sunday. The 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by 17-year-old Caleb A. Crumley of Benton, Mo., veered off County Road 401 east of Benton, struck a tree and overturned on the road. Passenger Stephen I. Schott, 17, of Chaffee, Mo., was ejected from the car...
Cape buying, rehabbing foreclosed houses as part of stimulus program (10/11/10)
At one point, Steve Williams noticed that 61 houses in just two of the Cape Girardeau School District's attendance zones were sitting empty as the result of foreclosure or abandonment. Williams, who is the housing coordinator for the city's Planning Services Department, knows that is not an unusual situation across America...
Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Public Safety moves into larger office (10/11/10)
In the late 1980s, Doug Richards, current director of the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety, remembers working out of a space with four small office areas. The Southeast public safety dispatch center consisted of a desk and chair, a telephone and a small radio...
Quarry company: 'We can coexist' with nearby Cape County school (10/11/10)
Developers with Heartland Materials LLC say their proposed quarry and Saxony Lutheran High School can safely coexist. After eight months of planning, Heartland Materials filed an open pit mining application Oct. 4 with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Land Reclamation Program for a limestone quarry on 161 acres off Country Road 601 near Fruitland. The site would produce crushed stone for construction use and lime for agricultural use...
Sikeston man dies after jumping into creek (10/11/10)
A 32-year-old Sikeston, Mo., died Sunday after jumping off a bridge at Old Appleton, the Perry County Sheriff's Department said. The department received a call shortly before 7 p.m. from a woman saying she was at the red bridge and that the man had not surfaced after jumping into Apple Creek...
College dropouts costing U.S. billions (10/11/10)
College dropouts are costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars at a time when states are struggling with huge budget shortfalls and the nation's leaders are pursuing a "college completion agenda," according to a new report to be released today. The analysis from the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research says college students who did not make it to their sophomore year caused taxpayers more than $9 billion in direct subsidies from the state and federal government. ...
Cape CVB hopes to create sense of excitement with ghost scavenger hunt (10/11/10)
Since the beginning of October amateur ghost hunters have been scouring some of Cape Girardeau's most haunted locations as part of "The Haunting of Cape Girardeau" scavenger hunt. Stephanie Lynch, the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau director of public relations and marketing, said the event is not only to promote the upcoming Ghost Storytelling event but to create a sense of excitement around town...
Cape Girardeau judge elected head of state historical society (10/11/10)
Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. of Cape Girardeau is the new president of the State Historical Society of Missouri, elected to the position by the board of trustees at the society's annual meeting Oct. 2 in Columbia, Mo. Limbaugh, formerly first vice president, is taking over from Doug Crews, who served as president from 2007 to this year...
Jackson's all-class reunion returns Oct. 15, 16 (10/11/10)
The Super Ball was the latest toy craze, the miniskirt was hot, the Beatles' "Help" was climbing the pop music charts and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis was completed.
Skateboard competition held in Cape (10/11/10)
Woman dies in Scott County horse riding accident (10/11/10)
DIEHLSTADT, Mo. -- A woman was killed Friday evening in what appeared to be a horse riding accident. The Scott County Sheriff's Department was contacted by a passer-by who reportedly spotted a woman who had apparently been thrown from a horse in the Diehlstadt area, according to Capt. Gregg Ourth...
Chaffee woman injured in Sunday morning accident (10/11/10)
A 49-year-old Chaffee woman was seriously injured in a rollover accident Sunday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Around 8:15 a.m., Cathy A. Simmer was traveling on Highway OO in Cape Girardeau County, ran off the road, overcorrected and rolled her vehicle...
Answering the call: Jackson fire captain speaking to hundreds of students this month (10/11/10)
Steve Baugh of Jackson has lost count of how many calls he's been on in during his 27-year career as a firefighter. For more than half of his life, Baugh, 52, has been a member of the Jackson Fire Department. He began as a volunteer firefighter in 1983 and made the job his career in 1990. ...
Google tests cars that can steer without drivers (10/11/10)
WASHINGTON -- Google Inc. is road-testing cars that steer, stop and start without a human driver, the company says. The cars have traveled a total of 140,000 miles on major California roads without much human intervention, according to a posting Saturday on Google's corporate blog...
New Gap logo misses mark with fans (10/11/10)
NEW YORK -- Gap is taking a lot of flak online for stealthily swapping out its decades-old white-on-navy blue logo. Fans are puzzled, even irritated, and an expert is calling the way Gap Inc. has handled the switch "pretty stupid." But the iconic chain still plans to add the new logo -- a white background with black letters and a little blue box -- to its stores and advertising next month. ...
No Social Security cost-of-living adjustment expected for 2011 (10/11/10)
WASHINGTON -- As if voters don't have enough to be angry about this election year, the government is expected to announce this week that more than 58 million Social Security recipients will go through another year without an increase in their monthly benefits...
Trapped Chilean miners argue over who's out last (10/11/10)
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile -- After more than two months trapped deep in a Chilean mine, 33 miners were so giddy with confidence, officials said Sunday, they were arguing over who would be the last to take a twisting 20-minute ride to daylight and the embrace of those they love...
Vegas chapels busy on 10-10-10 (10/11/10)
LAS VEGAS -- Churches, banquet halls and other wedding venues across the country were extra busy Sunday as couples seeking a perfect 10 rushed to tie the knot on a once-in-a-century milestone: Oct. 10, 2010. In Las Vegas -- long a destination for weddings -- one marriage license bureau extended its Sunday hours from 6 p.m. to midnight to accommodate the rush...
Foreclosure freeze could undermine housing market (10/11/10)
NEW YORK -- Karl Case, the co-creator of a widely watched housing market index, was upbeat three weeks ago. Mulling the economy while at a meeting at a resort near the Berkshires, Case thought the makings of a recovery were finally falling into place...
North Korea's Kim and heir appear at lavish parade to mark anniversary (10/11/10)
PYONGYANG, North Korea -- The next leader of North Korea from the only ruling family the isolated nation has ever known made his public debut Sunday, clapping and smiling as tanks and long-range missiles rolled past in what was said to be the largest military parade staged by the communist state...
Southeast drops first-place showdown to Morehead State (10/11/10)
Southeast Missouri State soccer coach Heather Nelson thought the Redhawks didn't play with nearly enough effort. Morehead State coach Warren Lipka thought the Eagles brought plenty of fire to Sunday's game at Houck Stadium. That made for a bad combination from Southeast's end as the Eagles rolled to a 3-0 victory in the showdown for first place in the Ohio Valley Conference...
Win-hungry Lions maul Rams (10/11/10)
Detroit claimed its first victory of the season as it ended St. Louis' two-game winning streak with a 44-6 rout
Redhawks pass first test as a ranked team (10/11/10)
The Southeast Missouri State football team played its first game with a national ranking in more than seven years Saturday night. If that additional pressure affected the No. 25 Redhawks, they sure didn't show it. The Redhawks added to their storybook season with a 19-17 victory over Tennessee State in just their second home date...
Cape Girardeau native shares secret of his success in book (10/11/10)
At age 31, Cape Girardeau native Carson Heady has transformed a successful sales career into a book to help others find their own success. "Birth of a Salesman," published in August, is available in both print and audio versions at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. It should be available on iTunes soon as well...
People on the move 10/11/10 (10/11/10)
Big River Telephone has promoted Nathan Littlepage to director of network engineering. Littlepage has been with the company for more than 13 years, starting as a manager of network operations. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas-Austin and was a communications specialist for the U.S. ...
Talking Shop with Elizabeth Hileman, director of the Safe House for Women Thrift Shop (10/11/10)
Elizabeth Hileman, director of the Safe House for Women Thrift Shop, runs a business where all the profits go to support a cause close to her heart. Because of the thrift shop's success under Hileman's direction, the Safe House has been able to expand its programs and help more women struggling as a result of domestic violence...
Audrey Wooldridge (10/11/10)
Audrey Wooldridge, 94, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at her home in Cape Girardeau. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lorimier-Fairmount Cemetery in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are by McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau...
Hearl Jenkins (10/11/10)
Hearl Gene Jenkins, 70, of Benton, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. There are no services. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mccombsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson...
Daniel Sebaugh (10/11/10)
Daniel L. Sebaugh, 72, of Daisy passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at his home. He was born Aug. 17, 1938, at Neelys Landing, Mo., to Pervis and Viola Hahs Sebaugh. He and Linda Kay Hahs were married July 18, 1970. Dan was a 1956 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. ...
Gordon Mueller (10/11/10)
Gordon Philip Mueller, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 at the Lutheran Home. He was born July 21, 1933, in Wheatfield, N.Y., the son of Paul and Edna Mueller. After primary and high school in New York, he attended Concordia Lutheran University in River Forest, Ill., and graduated in 1955. ...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/11/10 (10/11/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/11/10 (10/11/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Property damage Miscellaneous...
Jackson police and fire report 10/11/10 (10/11/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts Property damage Burglaries...
Out of the past 10/11/10 (10/11/10)
Police chief Ray Johnson may be elevated to a new position of public safety director under a plan being considered by Cape Girardeau city officials to reorganize the police and fire departments; under the plan, Johnson would serve as administrator over both departments...
Congressional debates (10/11/10)
Tonight at 7 p.m., Southeast Missouri State University will host the first of four debates for Missouri's 8th Congressional District in Shuck Hall at the university's River Campus. The debate will feature Larry Bill, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, Tommy Sowers and Rick Vandeven. ...
Speak Out 10/11/10 (10/11/10)
THE Southeast Missourian article on extending the school year dealt with the issue of who would pay for the extension. My answer: cut out all sports for schools. Look at the millions we would have. Sports only help a few. Have you seen all the fights at games broadcast on TV? Then on another page in the paper, "Haiti waiting for $1.15 billion in aid for their country." We don't have the money to help everyone. Shouldn't our country and our children's education come first? God bless America...
Prayer 10/11/10 (10/11/10)
Thank you, O God, that you loved us enough to send your son to die for our sins. Amen.
Sowers has his 'boots on the ground' (10/11/10)
I support Tommy Sowers because I've met and spoken with him, and I see two very important qualities: He is fiercely independent and he is in this race for us. Tommy doesn't mince his words. He disagrees with both political parties on a lot of issues, including the trade deals both parties supported, the bailouts and the Afghanistan war, which he will push to end. ...
Tune in to the debates (10/11/10)
Thank you to the American Legion Post 133 of Perryville for holding a forum available to all congressional candidates last Tuesday. Democrat Tommy Sowers and I discussed issues concerning our district, state and nation. Republican Jo Ann Emerson did not attend. ...
Step Up for Down Syndrome - SUDS!!! (10/11/10)
On Saturday October 9th, about 170 people gathered at Cape County Park for the 2nd annual SUDS (Step Up for Down Syndrome) Walk, formerly known as the Buddy Walk. The weather was gorgeous, and everyone enjoyed the food and activities prepared by the Heartland Down Syndrome Association. ...
Rose on Fence (10/11/10)
This rose was blooming through our back yard fence. I guess it is the last rose of summer for this rose bush. The color was beautiful.
Bo's family, Bo, Faden, & Duncan (10/11/10)
I took this of our grandson Lance with his mom's golden retrievers. They are so smart and jealous of each others attention.
Great-Grampa with Silas & Natalie (10/11/10)
I took this in July of my husband Carl, with two of our great-grandchildren, Silas & Natalie, who live in Waukesha, WI.
Men restoring Bollinger Mill (10/11/10)
I took these pictures of some men working on the Bollinger Mill.
Work being done on old Bollinger Mill (10/11/10)
I took this about a month ago when we stopped in Bufordville at the old Bollinger Mill. Men were working on the mill.
men working on Bollinger Mill (10/11/10)
Men working on the old Bollinger Mill. I took this about a month ago when my husband and I were visiting the Mill.
Off the Dock (10/11/10)
Picture of Bill Emerson Memorial Bride at sunrise. Slight fog.
Worth 2 in the bush (10/11/10)
A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush. A hummingbird in the hand should be worth more :)
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