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Stories from Thursday, October 14, 2010

8th District candidates debate ag issues in Poplar Bluff (10/14/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Agriculture was front-and-center at the 8th District debates Wednesday night as the four congressional candidates fielded questions about farm subsidies, environmental regulations, fuel costs and other issues important to Missouri farmers...
Cape Girardeau School District to study running its own bus fleet (10/14/10)
The Cape Girardeau School District is investigating the feasibility of operating its own bus system, a potential cost savings after steep cuts in state transportation funding. The district is in the final year of its contract with transportation services provider First Student Inc., so the time was right to research options, said Neil Glass, the district's director of administrative services...
Corn growers expect some boost from EPA's ethanol decision (10/14/10)
Local growers say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision Wednesday to allow more ethanol to be mixed with gasoline for new model cars will expand the market for corn. The EPA approved the use of 15 percent ethanol, or E15, in vehicles manufactured since 2007. A second decision regarding vehicles manufactured from 2001 to 2006 is expected later this year...
Midget Wrestling Tour event in Cape Girardeau canceled (10/14/10)
A Midget Wrestling Tour event originally scheduled for Thursday in Cape Girardeau has been canceled.
Cape Girardeau lawyer accused of assault pleads guilty to reduced charge (10/14/10)
Four felony charges, including two counts of domestic assault and armed criminal action, were dismissed Wednesday at the Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau against an area criminal lawyer after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge...
Program aims to help college students graduate in 4 years (10/14/10)
Graduating from college in four years, given the troubled economy and time commitments of the average college student, can seem downright daunting. A newly launched web-based tool at Southeast Missouri State University is taking some of the accounting worry out of the higher education experience...
Interstate 55 reduced for construction (10/14/10)
Southbound Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County at Bloomsdale, Mo., will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction as construction on the new weigh station continues. Weather permitting, the work will begin at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, and the road will reopen at 7 p.m. ...
I-55 in Scott County reduced for repairs (10/14/10)
North- and southbound Interstate 55 from Highway 77 at Benton, Mo., to U.S. 61 at Scott City in Scott County will be reduced to one lane Monday through Oct. 22 while contractor crews perform pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Improved bridges open in Stoddard County (10/14/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Transportation's Safe and Sound Bridge Improvement Program includes plans to improve 25 bridges throughout Stoddard County. To date, 12 bridges in the county have been repaired or replaced and are open to traffic. ...
Wappapello residents injured in collision (10/14/10)
ADVANCE, 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. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Lavon Griffith, 76, was traveling east, failed to yield and struck an older model Ford truck that was traveling north. ...
Sikeston man arrested after allegedly firing shots from vehicle (10/14/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Sikeston man is behind bars in the Stoddard County Jail, charged with armed criminal action and assault following a weekend altercation in Bloomfield. According to a probable cause statement filed by deputy Larry Vandeven, at 9:30 p.m. Friday the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department received a call regarding an altercation that had occurred at a Bloomfield gas station between Greg Day, 35, and a male and female who Day encountered in a vehicle at the service station...
Sikeston man charged in weekend shooting (10/14/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston man turned himself in and was charged with assault in connection to a weekend shooting. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reported Calvin D. Grayson, 38, turned himself in to Sikeston police Saturday after he was sought as a suspect in the Friday shooting of a 45-year-old man...
Jackson seniors get more dance space with senior center addition (10/14/10)
For more than 12 years the Jackson Parks and Recreation Department has been sponsoring a monthly dance and social for area senior citizens. Parks and recreation director Shane West Anderson said the socials started in September 1998 as a different type of activity for seniors. Anderson said he still remembers the first social and his surprise at the participation level among the group...
Southeast MBA program makes Princeton top 300 list (10/14/10)
Southeast Missouri State University's master of business administration program is outstanding, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2011 edition of its book, "The Best 300 Business Schools," which went on sale Oct. 12...
Earthquake shakes Oklahoma (10/14/10)
NORMAN, Okla. -- One of the strongest earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma rattled parts of five states Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-4.3 quake struck at 9:06 a.m. about six miles northeast of Norman, shaking portions of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area...
Missouri Senate candidate objects to wig photo in TV ad (10/14/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- It's not the most unflattering of photos, as far as negative TV ads go. But Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Robin Carnahan has asked a conservative interest group to pull its ad showing a photo of her in a wig she wore while being treated for cancer...
Earnings reports push stock market higher (10/14/10)
NEW YORK -- Better-than-expected earnings reports from corporate bellwethers helped push stocks to their fourth day of gains Wednesday, even though not all the companies themselves enjoyed the rally. Intel Corp. and JP Morgan Chase & Co. both fell by more than a percent despite announcing double-digit gains in profits. Their earnings reports, however, contained nuggets of hopeful news on the direction of the broader economy...
FCC rules seek to avoid surprise wireless bills (10/14/10)
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators want to stop cell phone "bill shock" by requiring wireless companies to alert subscribers before they run out of minutes, hit data usage or text messaging caps or start racking up international roaming charges. The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote today to seek public comment on such rules, which are on the table after a flood of consumer complaints about unexpected and costly overage fees...
Obama considers fast appeal of judge's order on gays in military (10/14/10)
WASHINGTON -- The White House weighed a quick appeal of a judge's order abruptly allowing gays to serve openly in the military as Pentagon chief Robert Gates warned Wednesday of "enormous consequences" for men and women in uniform if the ruling stands...
In U.S., Hispanics outlive whites, blacks by years (10/14/10)
ATLANTA -- U.S. Hispanics can expect to outlive whites by more than two years and blacks by more than seven, government researchers say in a report that is the first to calculate Hispanic life expectancy in this country. The report released Wednesday is the strongest evidence yet of what some experts call the "Hispanic paradox" -- longevity for a population with a large share of poor, undereducated members. ...
Female humpback whale makes record migration (10/14/10)
LONDON -- It wasn't love. It could have been adventure. Or maybe she just got lost. It remains a mystery why a female humpback whale swam thousands of miles from the reefs of Brazil to the African island of Madagascar, which researchers believe is the longest single trip ever undertaken by a mammal -- humans excluded...
33 miners raised safely in Chile (10/14/10)
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile -- The last of the Chilean miners, the foreman who held them together when they were feared lost, was raised from the depths of the earth Wednesday night, ending a 69-day ordeal. No one has ever been trapped so long and survived...
Notre Dame fends off Festus to advance to softball quarterfinals (10/14/10)
Bulldogs ace Katie Bond coaxed a bases loaded ground out in the bottom of the fifth inning, and Notre Dame held on to knock off Festus 3-1.
Powell fans two to secure victory for Kelly in softball sectional (10/14/10)
Kelly pitcher Kristen Powell helped send the Hawks to the state quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory.
High school roundup: Hogan leads Scott City past Jackson in volleyball (10/14/10)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian
Family more than just coachspeak for Missouri Tigers (10/14/10)
A highly anticipated recruiting class that will be unveiled at Friday's first practice includes the two sons of Mike Anderson's best friend and college teammate.
Redhawks men's basketball set to open practice (10/14/10)
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Dickey Nutt is confident the Redhawks have significantly upgraded their roster.
Southeast tailback Harris ascends to top of Division I-AA (10/14/10)
Southeast's tailback now leads the country in rushing
Punters fill bill for Missouri Tigers (10/14/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Punters usually are the first players on the field, either in practice or on game days, and the last to be recognized. Improvements in the punting game quietly have helped Missouri, ranked No. 21, ascend from perennial loser to annual contender...
Bradford tries to rebound for Rams (10/14/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Adversity in college for Sam Bradford was an arduous recovery following a shoulder injury. It's something else entirely in the NFL with one of the league's scuffling franchises. The No. 1 pick endured his first rough outing as a pro in a 44-6 rout by the Lions, capped by the embarrassment of getting intercepted by No. 2 overall pick Ndamukong Suh...
Alexander might see action for Rams on Sunday (10/14/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Danario Alexander signed with the St. Louis Rams in late August as something of a long-term project, given he still was rehabbing from a fourth operation on his left knee. Injuries at wide receiver have forced the Rams to alter that timetable, and the former Missouri star wide receiver might make his NFL debut against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday...
Second-place winner of skateboard competition talks boarding (10/14/10)
Kyle Mosher says skateboarding gets a bad rap sometimes. But most boarders, he says, are good at heart. The 19-year-old Poplar Bluff, Mo., resident finished second last weekend in the 16 and up category of the Cape Girardeau Skate Park Association skateboard competition at Missouri Park. Mosher talks more about the extreme sport he loves in this neXt Q&A Web extra...
Hooked on Science: Magnetic attraction (10/14/10)
Using a few items from around the house, you can learn how far the power of a magnet can reach. STEP 2: Touch the paper clip to the bottom of the magnet. STEP 3: Gently pull down on the string so that there is space between the magnet and the paper clip...
neXt up 10/14/10 (10/14/10)
What's happening this weekend
Poplar Bluff teen flies to the top of skateboarding competition (10/14/10)
Skateboarding is living on the edge -- literally. Grinding on the rails, careening off flights of stairs, catching air on a ramp ride. Skateboarding is flying high and flipping off gravity. And while gravity always wins, it's the taunt that counts...
How the world is doing (10/14/10)
Oct. 14, 2010 Dear Julie, At the beginning of the movie "The Social Network," a male Harvard student is having a beer with a young woman in a bar. Their conversation is more of a duel. Parry, thrust, parry, thrust. At some point she decides to break up with him, in part because being around him is so exhausting. "Dating you is like dating a StairMaster," she observes...
Wanda McCord (10/14/10)
Our dear mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and sister, Wanda Lee McCord, passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at the age of 80. She died peacefully after numerous health challenges over the last few years and met them with courage, a strong will and a great sense of humor...
Alonzo Zahner (10/14/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Alonzo D. Zahner, 86, of Perryville died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Miller Family Funeral Home. The rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/14/10 (10/14/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/14/10 (10/14/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summons Assault Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Jackson police/fire report 10/14/10 (10/14/10)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts Miscellaneous FIRE Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday: ...
Out of the past 10/14/10 (10/14/10)
The foundation for the forthcoming downtown clock sustains damage for the second time in four days when a pickup truck driven by a Cape Girardeau man strikes one of the ornamental posts, continues on and strikes a light standard and bench at Main and Themis streets; Friday, two posts were broken off by a vehicle that left the scene of the accident...
Elk release not worth the risk (10/14/10)
The Missouri Conservation Commission will soon vote on a plan to release wild elk in the state. Reintroducing wild species is a laudable goal, but Missouri has changed since elk roamed here over a century ago. Releasing wild elk in Missouri is a bad idea, fraught with risk for many Missourians...
Fiscally sound (10/14/10)
In an era when fiscal discipline in government is often lacking and the world economy is struggling, it's nice to hear good news from the city of Cape Girardeau. Cape Girardeau city officials recently announced the city exceeded revenue projections by $700,000 for the 2009-2010 fiscal year...
Prop. B: An attempt to close legitimate businesses (10/14/10)
Missouri is being inundated with ads detailing horrible conditions at two dog-breeding facilities referred to as "puppy mills." The ad states that there are 3,000 in Missouri and implies that they all mistreat animals. There are 1,400 licensed dog breeders in Missouri. ...
Great year for River Heritage (10/14/10)
The Cape Girardeau River Heritage Cooperative (Cape River Heritage Museum, Fort D Historic Site, Glenn House, Old St. Vincent's Church and the Red House Interpretive Center) would like to congratulate Kara Woeltje of Jackson for completing her Cape Girardeau River Heritage Passport Oct. 2 and 3 and winning a $25 gift card. Her name was drawn from the hundreds of visitors who participated in the third free weekend sponsored by the cooperative...
Prayer 10/14/10 (10/14/10)
Thank you, O Lord, for being our refuge and a shelter during the storms of life. Amen.
Larry Bill will fight for us (10/14/10)
For the past several months, you have seen Larry Bill's name popping up here and there. He hardly discusses his opponents in the 8th District race. He is demonstrating that one can get results without huge advertising expenditures that run down the character of others and put us all in a bad mood about the future of our country...
Scott R. Clark is the right choice (10/14/10)
A voter should weigh the appropriate time for change in offices that don't attract attention but are critical to clean government. For recorder of deeds, our county should elect Scott R. Clark. I have worked closely with Scott; he is among the most hard working, principled people I've known. Scott is the same at home or work. If this job requires something or restrains him, you can bet he will follow the law whether you like it or not...
Emerson a friend to veterans (10/14/10)
Last Sunday, veterans and those who believe it is important to honor their service came together at Cape County Park for the local Wreaths Across America Walk-A-Thon organized by Dream Events in Chaffee. This national program raises funds so that at Christmas time, the graves of our nation's fallen soldiers can be adorned with a wreath to honor their service...
Sowers will bring new leadership (10/14/10)
This November, let's focus on finding common ground: We need better solutions coming out of Washington. Incumbents of both parties spend their time talking past each other instead of moving our country forward, and our taxes pay for it. Jo Ann Emerson is no exception; she voted for CAFTA, which cost thousands of factory workers, like my parents, their jobs. ...
Emerson stands up for district (10/14/10)
As someone who attended the 8th Congressional District debate, I was disappointed by Tommy Sowers. Remarkably, for someone who campaigns on his military background, he again refused to take a stand on the war on terror. When asked directly, he disagreed with Obama's Afghan policy, but did not offer alternatives. ...
Next Karate Kid ??? (10/14/10)
Mr. Sam Rinehart is awarded Student of the Month for September at Peak Performance Taekwondo. His Outstanding Attendance and Effort has been nothing short of spectacular. Congratulations Sam, we are proud of you! For more info on classes: Call (573)651-5425 or Visit www.peakperformancema.com...
Choristers part of Pops Concert (10/14/10)
The Immaculate Conception Church of Jackson Choristers will be the guest choir at the Heartland Pops 2010 Christmas Show on Fri. Dec. 17 at 7:00P.M. at the Daniel C. Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus. Also appearing will be the trio "Replica" from Sikeston. ...
Scott City Yard of the Month (10/14/10)
Gendron McFall of 404 North Lincoln is the recipient of the September Yard of the Month award presented by the Sunny Village Garden Club of Scott City. Mr. McFall, an 84 year old retired truck driver and Veteran of WWII, enjoys gardening to keep in shape and family boating / fishing trips to relax...
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Available for Adoption: Chase (10/14/10)
Chase is a 2 year old Boxer mix. Chase is a special case dog. His jaw had been broken at one time it did not heal properly. He eats only soft foods. This big boy is eager to please the adult humans around him and but doesn't care for certain dogs, cats, and small children. He's a special needs dog and should go to a home where he is the center of attention...
Lighting the Town Pink (10/14/10)
The White House will be lit pink tonight for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but Saint Francis Medical Center is working to "Pink Up Cape" all month long. Since October 1, the Medical Center has been illuminated with pink lights - the color of the cause...
Myrtle Beach sunrise (10/14/10)
Great way to start a vacation morning, on the deck drinking coffee and looking at the sunrise.
The Colors of Cape (10/14/10)
I captured this Sugar Maple at its peak and wanted to share its gorgeous crimson color.
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