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Stories from Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bollinger County car accident injures two (10/13/10)
BOLLINGER COUNTY, Mo. -- Highway 51, about five miles west of Advance at Route P, was closed for several hours Wednesday after a two-vehicle accident injured two elderly Wappapello, Mo., residents.
8th District candidates debate tonight in Poplar Bluff (10/13/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The four candidates vying for Missouri's 8th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives will appear together on stage at Three Rivers Community College. Republican incumbent Jo Ann Emerson, Democrat Tommy Sowers, Libertarian Rick Vandeven and independent Larry Bill will all participate in a candidate's debate from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight in the Tinnin Fine Arts Center...
Murder charges filed against Miner, Mo., woman accused in fatal incident at drinking party (10/13/10)
BENTON, Mo. - Following additional investigation, an 18-year-old Miner woman now faces murder charges for the death of another local teen. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reported that on Monday, the state filed new charges against Brianna Branson related to the July death of Kendra Gray. Branson, who is charged with second-degree murder, turned herself into Scott county authorities Monday evening and was later released...
City forming committee to address downtown noise issue (10/13/10)
A new committee is being formed to sound off on Cape Girardeau's noise ordinance to determine whether it needs to be changed, more strongly enforced or, perhaps, left unchanged. A number of downtown neighbors collected a petition of more than 20 signatures specifically targeting the Bel Air Grill, which over the summer hosted rock bands that performed outdoors. The neighbors claim the sound of the amplified music was disrupted and citations were issued to business owner Misty Thrower...
DARE programs are being cut from some local districts, while expanding to more classrooms in others (10/13/10)
While some Drug Abuse Resistance Education programs in Missouri school districts are expanding -- even reaching new student audiences -- other districts are struggling and have been forced to cut the course. The Jackson School District, which in previous years brought in a police officer to teach its middle school students, cut DARE from its curriculum this academic year...
Orchestra, piano virtuoso entertain with Gershwin (10/13/10)
Piano virtuoso Jack Gibbons is one of the fortunate individuals who gets paid to do what they love. What he loves is performing the music of George Gershwin. Gibbons was featured on several numbers, including two encores, Tuesday with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra during its season-opening performance paying tribute to 20th-century American composer Gershwin. An audience of 749 attended the concert at the Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus...
Cape Girardeau midget wrestling event may be canceled (10/13/10)
A midget wrestling event scheduled in Cape Girardeau this week may be canceled if licenses can't be obtained from the Missouri Office of Athletics. Chris Seib, owner of The Pink Galleon Billiards and Games, booked the Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation as an entertainment act to perform on Thursday...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Jessica Menz (10/13/10)
The Bulldogs' third baseman had three hits in four at-bats -- all doubles -- in Notre Dame's 7-3 championship game victory over Perryville in the Class 3 District 1 tournament on Thursday.
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship receives two SBA grants totaling more than $245,000 (10/13/10)
Two grants totaling $246,476 have been awarded to Southeast Missouri State University's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship based on its success starting new local businesses. The center was the only organization in Missouri to receive a grant from the Small Business Administration's Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs (PRIME), and the only organization in the U.S. ...
Jackson School Board approves tuition increase (10/13/10)
Tuition for nonresident students enrolled in the Jackson School District will rise nearly $372 this school year. The Jackson School Board, at a meeting Tuesday, approved the annual increase. Tuition for the 2010-2011 school year is set at $7,125.90, up from $6,753.98 from last school year, an increase of $371.92. The increase is arrived at by dividing expenses from the previous year by the enrollment figure, Wade Bartels, the district's chief financial officer, told the board...
Hundreds of bales of hay destroyed in fire (10/13/10)
The Gordonville and Millersville fire departments responded to a late night barn fire Monday, they say destroyed up to 400 bales of hay. Crews responded to the fire on Cape Girardeau County Road 343, near Tilsit, Mo., around 11:30 p.m. Authorities have not ruled the fire suspicious, according to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. No one was injured...
Man killed in tractor accident identified (10/13/10)
Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton has identified the man killed in a Saturday tractor accident at Daisy. Daniel Sebaugh, 72, was killed by a head injury he received in the accident. He was found by passers-by in a field near his tractor. According to an obituary published in the Southeast Missourian, Sebaugh was a former teacher in the Jackson School District and a retired dairy farmer...
Two dead after Sunday I-55 accident in Pemiscot County (10/13/10)
PEMISCOT COUNTY, Mo. -- A one-vehicle accident on Interstate 55 left two dead and four injured after the vehicle overturned and ejected three occupants, the Daily Dunklin Democrat newspaper reported. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at approximately 8:19 a.m. Sunday, a 2003 Mercury SUV was traveling northbound when the driver passed another vehicle, overcorrected, and ran off of the roadway, causing the vehicle to overturn several times and eject three occupants...
In federal court: Sikeston man pleads guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm (10/13/10)
PLEADED GUILTY Age: 28 Residence: Sikeston, Mo. Charge: One felony count of being a felon in possession of a firearm Sentencing: Set for Jan. 4; maximum punishment is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Summary: During an April 29 search of Jack Terry's residence -- which he permitted -- Sikeston police officers found a 9mm-caliber pistol and a fully loaded magazine between the pillow and mattress of the defendant's bed. ...
Man pleads guilty to killing drifter (10/13/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One of five members of a Missouri family accused of killing an Ohio drifter pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday. Chad Michael Harvey is the first member of his family to plead guilty in the killing of James William Boyd McNeely. Harvey's father, stepmother and two younger brothers are also charged with murdering the 20-year-old man last December...
Investors try to understand Google's concepts (10/13/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- In its self-proclaimed drive to make the world a better place, Google has immersed itself in far more than Internet search and online ads. But driverless cars and a wind energy farm in the Atlantic Ocean? It may not always be immediately apparent to frustrated investors -- they wish management would be more frugal and focus more on the stock price -- but there's usually some calculated logic underlying Google's unconventional strategy...
Quick ruling unlikely in Fox News suit against Carnahan (10/13/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Fox News Network lawsuit against Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Robin Carnahan apparently won't be considered by a federal judge until well after the election. The judge Tuesday gave the parties until Nov. 26 to submit scheduling proposals for the lawsuit, which alleges copyright infringement by a Carnahan campaign commercial...
Freeze on deepwater oil drilling lifted (10/13/10)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is back in the deep water oil-drilling business. The question now is when work will resume. The Obama administration, under heavy pressure from the oil industry and Gulf states and with elections nearing, lifted the moratorium that it imposed last April in the wake of the disastrous BP oil spill...
Dollar being down can have upside for economy (10/13/10)
NEW YORK -- The way investors have unloaded the U.S. dollar lately, you'd think it was kryptonite. It has fallen 10 percent against the euro in just three months, and recently hit a 15-year low against the Japanese yen. The decline has been so dramatic that fear is spreading of a "currency war" akin to the one in the Great Depression, when countries competed to drive their exchange rates lower...
Five towns claim to be Navy's birthplace; may be narrowed to 1 (10/13/10)
BOSTON -- The old sign near its border that proclaims the upstate New York town of Whitehall to be the birthplace of the U.S. Navy is a bit worn out, town clerk Elaine Jones admits. Residents of several other Northeast towns might describe it another way: Not true...
Judge: Stop 'don't ask, don't tell' immediately (10/13/10)
SAN DIEGO -- A federal judge ordered the military Tuesday to immediately stop enforcing its ban on openly gay troops, bringing the 17-year "don't ask, don't tell" policy closer than it has ever been to being abolished. Justice Department attorneys have 60 days to appeal the injunction but did not say what their next step would be...
Stocks turn higher after release of Fed minutes (10/13/10)
NEW YORK -- Traders pushed shares higher Tuesday after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting kept hope alive that the central bank would take more action to stimulate the economy. The Fed had said after its Sept. 21 meeting that it was concerned that inflation was too low, and suggested it could step up its purchases of government bonds and take other action to encourage lending...
Rising corn prices mean higher costs for ethanol, livestock (10/13/10)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Rising corn prices have increased the value of Iowa's crop by billions of dollars, but financial experts say the spike in corn cost could harm production of ethanol. Corn prices have risen to $5.55 a bushel after reports from farmers of decreased yields due to moisture damage to corn plants. Corn traded at around $3.60 in mid-June...
First of 33 trapped miners rescued (10/13/10)
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile -- Florencio Avalos, the first of 33 miners to be rescued, has surfaced after 69 days underground. He stepped out of a rescue capsule amid sobs from his young son and received a bracing bear hug from Chilean President Sebastian Pinera...
Afghan peace council members hoping for gesture from U.S. (10/13/10)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Releasing Taliban figures detained at Guantanamo Bay and scratching scores of others off the U.N. sanctions list would jump-start peace talks aimed at ending the 9-year-old war, members of Afghanistan's new peace council said Tuesday...
Paula gains strength, churns toward Cancun (10/13/10)
CANCUN, Mexico -- A strengthening Hurricane Paula roared toward Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday. The hurricane smashed homes and forced schools to cancel classes in Honduras early Tuesday, then grew into a Category 2 storm with top sustained winds of 100 miles per hour on its way to the Yucatan, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said...
Deputy PM: Israeli officials doubt peace is reachable (10/13/10)
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli Cabinet minister said Tuesday top officials doubt a peace deal with the Palestinians can be reached soon even though the prime minister has committed to try to reach an agreement within a year. The Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, which resumed last month after a breakdown of nearly two years, have already run aground over Israel's refusal to renew a moratorium on West Bank settlement construction...
Notre Dame sneaks past rival Central 1-0 in soccer showdown (10/13/10)
"The way we're struggling to score goals, to get one early takes the pressure off," Notre Dame coach Brad Wittenborn said.
High school roundup: Perryville cruises past Herculaneum (10/13/10)
All the scores from Tuesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Shives fills needed hole on Southeast volleyball team (10/13/10)
Southeast's freshman setter is playing well so far
Prepared polenta makes easy, delicious lasasgna (10/13/10)
For most people, the only time lasagna lands on the weeknight table is when they prepare it ahead during the weekend. Or when it came out of a box. Even the no-boil noodles usually are too much trouble for Monday-through-Friday cooking. To quicken the cooking, use prepared polenta -- the sort sold in shelf-stable tubes. ...
Iconic Halloween candy tries on a cupcake disguise (10/13/10)
As one of Halloween's most iconic candies, candy corn seemed worthy of a makeover. After all, the candy mixed into cookie dough, sprinkled over ice cream, worked into brownies and blondies, even used to infuse vodka for an adult sort of sticky tricky treat...
Swamp water never tasted as good as this Halloween sangria (10/13/10)
Up the gore factor of this Halloween sangria -- designed to resemble swamp water but to taste like a sweet autumnal nectar -- by adding a drizzle of green swamp slime to the rim of the serving glasses. Making edible slime is a snap. In a wide, shallow bowl, mix together a few drops of green gel food coloring and about 1/2 cup of glucose syrup (light corn syrup also can be used), which is available online and at baking and craft stores...
Fall planting great if done correctly (10/13/10)
"Is it OK to plant in the fall?" I was asked this question several times Saturday, so I thought the subject must be on the minds of gardeners. Yes, the fall is a great time to plant for one reason in particular: If you plant correctly, the winter rains will settle the soil around the newly planted roots. ...
A bounty of recipes to greet fall (10/13/10)
October decorations are up and thoughts turn to recipes using apples, and soups and stews are a welcome treat after the long hot summer months. I particularly enjoy the combination of apples and pork. Today we have a few recipes you might try to greet fall with open arms...
Edward Chilton (10/13/10)
Edward C. Chilton, 89, of Jackson died Tuesday Oct. 12, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.
Caroline Dressler (10/13/10)
Caroline Louise Dressler, 79, of Pocahontas passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 11, 1931, in Omaha, Neb., daughter of Walter John and Elsie Marie Marquardt Hartwig. Caroline met her husband, Robert Herman Dressler, at the Walther League in Los Angeles. They were married Feb. 20, 1954, in Los Angeles, and they were blessed with four children. Robert passed away Dec. 18, 2007...
Christian Collier (10/13/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Christian Troy Matthew Collier passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, shortly after birth at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Survivors include his parents, Patrick and Monica Reeves Collier; a brother, William Thomas Collier; and a sister, Nattlie Rhea Cheyenne Collier; all of Advance...
Dick Shackles (10/13/10)
Richard Harvey "Dick" Shackles, 82, a resident of the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at St. Louis University Hospital. He was born Nov. 17, 1927, in Alton, Ill., son of Paul N. and Marie L. Amrhein Shackles. He was raised in Chaffee, Mo...
Dean Allison (10/13/10)
Dean Allison, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at Landmark Hospital. He was born Nov. 3, 1926, in Salineville, Ohio, to Samuel Orliff and Lois May Willis Allison. He and Frances Ruth Keller were married Aug. 23, 1957, at Gordonville...
Roland Burd (10/13/10)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Roland Burd, 83, of Dongola died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at his home. He was born Feb. 4, 1927, in Pulaski, Ill., to Cecil and Tressie Thurston Burd. He and Juanita McClain were married Jan. 6, 1945. She preceded him in death May 10, 2008...
A.J. Piatt (10/13/10)
August Jerry "A.J." Piatt, 25, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Nov. 1, 1984, in Cape Girardeau, to Samuel and Tammy Fornkohl Piatt. Mr. Piatt was a massage therapist. Survivors include his mother, Tammy Piatt of Cape Girardeau; his father, Samuel Piatt of Bunker, Mo.; grandmother, Barbara Piatt of Timber, Mo.; two brothers, William Piatt of Cape Girardeau, Samuel Piatt of Salem, Mo.; and his dog, Floyd Piatt...
Births 10/13/10 (10/13/10)
Triplet sons and daughter to Ethan Ben and Elizabeth Anne Evans of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, Friday, July 30, 2010. Benjamin Joseph was born at 2:41 a.m. and weighed 3 pounds, 8 ounces. Delia Maeve was born at 2:43 a.m. and weighed 3 pounds, 7 ounces. ...
Jackson police/fire reports 10/13/2010 (10/13/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Theft Fire Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Police report 10/13/10 (10/13/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following information. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 10/13/10 (10/13/10)
The Southeast Missouri State University campus and the city of Cape Girardeau will take on the look of Mardi Gras, when the university holds its annual homecoming the weekend of Oct. 25 through 27; the homecoming parade, always a main attraction of the weekend, will use this year's Mardi Gras theme...
Crisis looming (10/13/10)
The federal government will have make tough choices to sustain Social Security Last week's announcement that Social Security payments will not be increased next year should come as no surprise. The cost of living adjustments were set in a formula back in the 1970s. When that formula -- based on the Consumer Price Index -- is negative for inflation, payments stay the same...
Jackson's DREAM (10/13/10)
The city of Jackson was recently named a DREAM city by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. DREAM, an acronym for Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri, gives designated cities prioritized access to state-supported programs. These include technical and financial assistance for infrastructure improvements, historic preservation, affordable housing, community services, business development and job creation...
FairTax would lead to economic recovery (10/13/10)
I'd like to give kudos to Linda Reutzel for her letter supporting the FairTax. Already here in Missouri there's an effort underway to pass a FairTax bill to replace the state's income tax. Now there's an effort to pass it on the federal level. With the massive taxes burdening Americans today and the Obama administration seeking to enact yet more taxes, we all need a big break. ...
Proposition B: Stop puppy cruelty (10/13/10)
This November, the Humane Society of Missouri urges all Missourians to vote 'yes' on Proposition B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act. We are a private Missouri organization on the front lines of this shameful Missouri problem rescuing and rehabilitating tens of thousands of dogs from substandard puppy mills living in disgusting, deplorable conditions no caring person would ever want for any animal. ...
Prayer 10/13/10 (10/13/10)
Lord Jesus, you have made known to us the path of life and fill us with joy. Amen.
VonAmp Rockin' The Big Apple (New York City, 2010) (10/13/10)
VonAmp, a Jackson, Missouri rock band, performed at the historic Webster Hall in the East Village of New York City on October 9th, 2010. The band's members said the entire trip was awe inspiring, but especially meaningful since VonAmp's concert performance fell upon the birthday of John Lennon - the late, legendary member of The Beatles and a New Yorker himself. ...
NEW Robin Carnahan TV AD: "Scared Stiff" (10/13/10)
Today, Robin Carnahan's campaign released a new television ad titled "Scared Stiff," http://www.robincarnahan.com/scaredstiff where Robin calls out Congressman Blunt out for refusing to participate in the list of debates he originally proposed. Blunt has repeatedly refused to answer questions about his troubling 14-year Washington record and tried to prevent as many Missourians as possible from seeing the limited debates to which he ultimately agreed...
Local Cabinet Maker Attends Roundtable Meeting (10/13/10)
Steve Seyer, President of S & W Cabinets Inc. was recently included in a prestigious group of experts from the cabinet industry who were invited to attend the 2010 Cabinet Roundtable Meeting hosted by Federated Insurance at the Lafayette Club on beautiful Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota. ...
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