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Stories from Friday, October 29, 2010

Parking restrictions in place for Homecoming this weekend (10/29/10)
The Homecoming parade Saturday will cause parking in certain parts of Cape Girardeau to be restricted, police said. The parade is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. The Cape Girardeau Police Department announced that the restrictions will begin at 2 a.m., and parking will be prohibited on both sides of Broadway from North West End Boulevard to Main Street; on Main Street form Park Drive to William Street; on North West End Boulevard from Broadway to Parkview Drive; on the east side of Perry Avenue from Broadway to Parkview; on both sides of Bellevue in front of Houck Stadium; and on both sides of Houck Place.. ...
Downtown Cape Girardeau businesses expect sales boost from Homecoming (10/29/10)
The game. The parade. The 10,000 or so football fans. Southeast Missouri State University's Homecoming celebration is expected to lead to brisk sales this weekend for many downtown businesses, especially those that cater to people in search of food, drinks and entertainment...
Jazz the 'best-kept secret' of Southeast Missouri, director says (10/29/10)
More than 200 patrons came out Thursday for this year's first performance by Southeast Missouri State University jazz bands.
J.T. Seesing, key figure in Cape Girardeau aviation history, dies at 90 (10/29/10)
Under J.T. Seesing's guidance, aviation in Cape Girardeau took off. Seesing, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday at The Lutheran Home.
Thursday accident sends Whitewater man to hospital (10/29/10)
A Whitewater man received moderate injuries in a three-vehicle accident Thursday at 5:25 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 34 and Route U in Cape Girardeau County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Stanley E. Lanpher, 51, was traveling west when he turned left in front of Jonathan C. Goodpasture, 38, of Cape Girardeau. Lanpher was struck by Goodpasture, then by Jeremy R. Lingle, 33, of Burfordville, who was traveling behind Lanpher...
Fire damages two Cairo, Ill., homes (10/29/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Firefighters from six departments battled blazes at two Cairo homes for several hours Thursday afternoon.
October will be one of driest on record in Southeast Missouri (10/29/10)
Barring a large, unforecast rainfall, October will go into the record books as the seventh driest October on record since 1919, the first year weather records were kept for Cape Girardeau. State climatologist Pat Guinan with the University of Missouri Extension program said 0.51 inches of rain have fallen this month, 2.70 inches less than the normal October average of 3.21 inches of precipitation. To date, precipitation averages for the year are down 5.47 inches in Cape Girardeau...
President of Southeast's student government conflicted over $58 million renovation project (10/29/10)
She's conflicted. On one side, there's the financial burden of her fellow students. On the other, the long-term interests of her university. Either way she looks at it, the ramifications will be pronounced. At 20, Katie Herring, president of Southeast Missouri State University student government, is dealing with the biggest issue of her young political life and feeling the weight of leadership...
Fire official says Cape Girardeau County's burn restriction issued too late (10/29/10)
Jim Roche, board president of the Millersville Fire Protection District, told Cape Girardeau County commissioners Thursday that while he supports the recent burn restriction order issued by the county, he thinks it was issued too late and does not allow for violaters to be issued citations or tickets.
Highway 72 in Madison County reduced to one lane for pavement overlay (10/29/10)
Highway 72 in Madison County will be reduced to one lane with an 11-foot width restriction in November, while contractor crews mill and resurface the roadway. This section of road is from Route OO to the new Highway 72 bypass in Fredericktown, Mo. Weather permitting, the work will begin at 6:30 a.m. ...
Riders can use real-time tracking to find Southeast Missouri State University shuttles (10/29/10)
Catching the shuttle at Southeast Missouri State University is down to a science.
Former Poplar Bluff mayor arrested for driving while suspended, again (10/29/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Just more than three weeks after being arrested for allegedly driving with a suspended license, a former Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce executive and Poplar Bluff mayor found himself in jail again Tuesday. At about 1 p.m. Tuesday, while at the Mansion Mall Marketplace, a Poplar Bluff police officer saw a man he recognized as Scott Ryan Faughn enter a green Chrysler Sebring convertible...
Stoddard County city seeking half-cent sales tax (10/29/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. - The City of Bloomfield is reaching out to voters to approve a half-cent sales tax in the upcoming Nov. 2 general election. At the Monday night meeting of the board of aldermen, the board discussed the issue and set out to explain why they feel the tax to be a necessity...
Senate candidate says his website was hacked (10/29/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The problem of election-related vandalism has entered a new twist era in Missouri -- cybersabotage. Jerry Beck, the Constitution Party of Missouri's candidate for U.S. Senate, said his campaign website and YouTube page were hacked recently...
Repairs may close Mark Twain recreation areas (10/29/10)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- Some recreation sites in the Mark Twain National Forest could be closed for the next few months for repairs and improvements. Forest officials said in a news release that the work will be done in Watercress Recreation Area near Van Buren; the float camp campground and camp day use area in Doniphan; the Deer Leap boat ramp in Doniphan and the Greer campground in Alton...
Stocks give up early gains; 3M and Apple disappoint (10/29/10)
NEW YORK -- Stocks struggled to a mixed finish Thursday after weak earnings news from 3M and other companies weighed on the market. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 12 points, but broader indexes posted slight gains. The market had risen steadily in the opening moments of trading following a surprise drop in first-time claims for unemployment benefits, pushing the Dow up as high as 53...
Campaigns: Polls inaccurate, irresponsible (10/29/10)
WASHINGTON -- When a widely publicized poll showed Republican John Kasich with a commanding, 10-point advantage in Ohio's governor's race, aides to Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland fought back hard. Against the poll. "With just two weeks until Election Day, it is our opinion that the Quinnipiac polls are irresponsible, inaccurate and completely removed from the reality of the Ohio governor's race," the campaign said in a statement that noted other private and public surveys were showing a much closer contest.. ...
Interest groups target state races (10/29/10)
WASHINGTON -- House and Senate candidates aren't the only ones targeted by interest groups in this year's campaign. While they have spent at least $185 million just since Labor Day to influence voters in close congressional races, outside money is pouring at similar rates into state elections for governors and down the ticket to city councils and even local sewage boards...
Israel: Iranian military-grade weapons heading for Gaza Strip (10/29/10)
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Israeli officials said Thursday that the military-grade armaments seized at a shipping terminal in Nigeria came from Iran and were bound for the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. The military officials would not provide evidence to support their claims, citing "security concerns." However, the information initially appeared to conflict with claims by Nigerian customs officials that the weaponry, which included 107 mm artillery rockets, were to be brought into the oil-rich West African nation.. ...
Kamchatka volcanoes spew giant ash clouds (10/29/10)
MOSCOW -- Two volcanoes erupted Thursday on Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, tossing massive ash clouds miles (kilometers) into the air, forcing flights to divert and blanketing one town with thick, heavy ash. The Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Eurasia's highest active volcano, exploded along with the Shiveluch volcano, 45 miles to the northeast, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry's branch in Kamchatka said, adding that flights in the area had to change course...
Death toll from Indonesian quake, tsunami tops 400 (10/29/10)
MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia -- The fisherman was jolted awake by the powerful earthquake and ran with his screaming neighbors to high ground. He said they watched as the sea first receded and then came roaring back "like a big wall" that swept away their entire village...
Central defeats Perryville, qualifies for playoffs (10/29/10)
Central cruised past Perryville 52-13 and Sikeston rallied to knock off Farmington, which means the Tigers are playoff-bound for the first time since 2006.
High school roundup: Scott City ends skid in season finale (10/29/10)
All the area high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Chaffee tumbles to Valle in district title showdown (10/29/10)
Chaffee yielded three touchdowns in the final six minutes of the second quarter and fell 49-10 to Valle Catholic in a showdown for the Class 1 District 2 title Thursday in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. The loss ended a two-game winning streak for Chaffee, which closed its regular season at 4-6 and will appear in the state playoffs for the first time in 27 years when it faces Thayer in a first-round game Wednesday...
Jackson closes season with 48-24 district loss to Rockwood Summit (10/29/10)
The score might not show it, but the Jackson football team believes it ended the season with a bit of respect. The Indians gave Rockwood Summit a major battle well into the fourth quarter less than a week after being pounded into submission by Seckman...
Redhawks seek eight straight vs. UTM (10/29/10)
Southeast football hopes to extend its winning streak to its longest since 1955
MU will not pursue trespassing charges against fans on the field (10/29/10)
Thirty fans were arrested after Saturday's game
Halak posts 2nd shutout with Blues (10/29/10)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves for his second shutout of the season and 11th overall, and the St. Louis Blues beat Nashville 3-0 on Thursday night, handing the Predators their first regulation loss of the season. Alexander Steen, Patrik Berglund and Matt D'Agostini scored...
The reality of fame (10/29/10)
While brainstorming costume ideas for the front of this week's SE Live, we also had to choose which ones to feature in the pictures. We decided the female costume had to be Snooki. We couldn't pass up the opportunity. Snooki is one of eight 20something "guidos and guidettes" selected by MTV to be filmed sharing a beach house in New Jersey for summer vacation. She's up there with Lady Gaga for the 2010 most popular costume...
Strange but true (10/29/10)
Hasn't this been a strange year? For example, we've all be praying for rain for God knows how long. We didn't expect Tuesday morning's hurricane. OK. I know the meteorologists pooh-pooh the idea of a Midwestern hurricane, but let's not mince words. When I saw the torrents of rain going sideways, I said to myself, so this is what a hurricane looks like...
Halloween costumes take inspiration from pop culture (10/29/10)
Halloween comes but once a year, allowing adults to tap into their inner child and enjoy some festivities while playing dress-up. Halloween parties will be peppered with faces from pop culture and holiday classics. If you haven't decided on a costume, SE Live offers some suggestions.
Halloween celebrations for grown-ups (10/29/10)
Halloween bashes and parties for adults
American Chamber Players kick off Sundays at 3 series (10/29/10)
The Sundays at 3 chamber music concert series returns for its eighth season Sunday at the Shuck Recital Hall on Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. The concert series features five concerts through May and offers a versatile selection of chamber music entertainment...
Best bet: Step Show (10/29/10)
The weekend is Halloween heavy with bashes and concerts and parties involving costumes. For a change of pace and an event with a beat, check out the Homecoming Step Show at 5 p.m. Saturday in Bedell Performance Hall. The Southeast Missouri State University's National Panhellenic Council organizes the show and invites other Southeast fraternities and sororities as well as other universities to complete...
Stan Crader's novels are inspired by people, places in Bollinger County (10/29/10)
Stan Crader started writing letters within his company, CDC-BME, but has turned his love for the written word into a book series. His first book, "The Bridge" was released in 2007, and he recently released "Paperboy" as a sequel. Crader said he writes "everywhere" in his spare moments while waiting for meetings or between phone calls. ...
ARTifacts 10/29/10 (10/29/10)
Arts and entertainment briefs
Marjorie Miesner (10/29/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Marjorie A. Miesner, 66, of Perryville died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, in Perryville. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Monday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville, with the Rev. Thomas Handrick officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery...
John Seesing (10/29/10)
John T. Seesing, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be at 7, followed by Knights of Columbus rosary. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Cathedral. Entombment will be in Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum...
Dewey Adams (10/29/10)
Dewey W. Adams, 71, of Gravel Hill died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at his home. McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Howard (10/29/10)
Joseph Howard, 48, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Theresa Hodges (10/29/10)
Theresa Hodges, 52, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at her home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Shelter 4 in Capaha Park. The family will receive friends to celebrate Terri until 2 p.m. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Dora Briggs (10/29/10)
Dora Briggs, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. She was born May 8, 1943, in Sikeston, Mo., to Otis B. and Daisy Roxana Stephens Mouser. She and Raymond Briggs were married July 16, 1964, in Jackson. He preceded her in death...
Alline Scherer (10/29/10)
Alline I. Scherer, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Nov. 26, 1923, in Charleston, Mo., to Henry and Rosalee Layton Scheffer. She and Paul J. Scherer Sr. were married Feb. 14, 1942, at Charleston...
Betty Campbell (10/29/10)
Betty J. Campbell of O'Fallon, Mo., went to her heavenly home on her 86th birthday Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. She was born in Cape Girardeau to Clara and George Fagan. She married the love of her life, Robert L. Campbell, Oct. 11, 1942. He preceded her in death June 2, 1987...
Births 10/29/10 (10/29/10)
Son to Jeremy Bryan Volker and Jessica C. May of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 11:59 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010. Name, Thomas William. Weight, 1 pound, 15 ounces. Fourth child, second son. Ms. May is the daughter of Traci Palmer of Cape Girardeau and Thomas May of Thebes, Ill. Volker is the son of Robin Volker of Nevada and James Volker of Pennsylvania...
Jackson police/fire report 10/29/10 (10/29/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Fire report 10/29/10 (10/29/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Police report 10/29/10 (10/29/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 10/29/10 (10/29/10)
There is no longer a Ramada Inn in Cape Girardeau; Drury Industries Corp. here, which has operated a Ramada Inn at the intersection of Interstate 55 and Route K since the hotel was built in 1969, has changed the name of the hotel to Drury Lodge. Trumpeter Maynard Ferguson and his band will return to Cape Girardeau next month for a special benefit performance to help the Central High School Band meet a fundraising goal that will enable it to participate in the 1985 Fiesta Bowl Parade...
Cultural injection (10/29/10)
Must we continue to feed the spending appetites that are never satisfied? Should we feed them at any cost and without concern for collateral damage? Exactly what is our responsibility and obligation to the next generation? Less is more. ...
Ban the real estate transfer tax (10/29/10)
In just a few days you will have the opportunity to ban a real estate transfer tax in the state of Missouri. On Tuesday, Nov. 2, remember to vote yes to ban the tax forever. If you don't do your part, it will leave open the opportunity for the city, county and state to impose a tax upon the sale of your home. ...
Let voters decide (10/29/10)
In its Oct. 26 editorial opposing Proposition A, the Southeast Missourian said, "This proposition is basically aimed at St. Louis and Kansas City." The Let Voters Decide campaign respectfully submits that Prop A is crucial to all residents of the state, including those in Southeast Missouri...
Southeast Homecoming (10/29/10)
Southeast Missouri State University will celebrate its homecoming this weekend with several special events. The Copper Dome Society/Merit Award Recognition Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. today at the Show Me Center. The festivities begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday with the All-Alumni Breakfast at the Alumni Center on Broadway. The 2010 Distinguished Service Award recipients, including Baseball Hall of Famer and former St. Louis Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog, will be honored...
Speak Out 10/29/10 (10/29/10)
I read the Southeast Missourian editorial regarding the proposed casino, how many jobs it would create and how much money it would generate. We have had casinos in Missouri since the mid-1990s. Illinois has had them even longer. The state of Missouri is nearly broke, and Illinois is in worse shape. Where's all the revenue?...
Prayer 10/29/10 (10/29/10)
Thank you, O God, that if we confess our sins, you are faithful and just and will forgive us. Amen.
Community spirit puts out fire (10/29/10)
On the 29th October, at approximately 3:50pm a trailer home on County Highway 507 caught fire. First on the scene were Terry Berry, Dave and Iona Evans after they heard exploding ammunition followed by a several explosions, black smoke soon started to bellow into the sky. ...
Does Missouri need another casino? (10/29/10)
Dear Editor, (Would appreciate your publishing this as an Op Ed Piece) "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." A few years ago the casino people promised us that if we would only approve casinos in Missouri, they would provide us romantic riverboats floating in the moonlight. Now we have glitzy landlocked casinos somewhere near a river...
Football in the Neighborhood (10/29/10)
Scott City Country Club neighborhood kids playing football on a beautiful Fall afternoon.
Fall Fun (10/29/10)
The girls (Kendall and Libby) loved playing in the leaves!
Fall Beauty (10/29/10)
I took this pretty fall picture through an old rusty gate giving it the truly "rustic" look.
Elephant Rocks (10/29/10)
This was taken from atop Elephant Rocks showing the fall colors.
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