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Stories from Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Nixon to flood victims: 'We stand ready to assist' (05/03/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon and top state officials visited a rain-soaked Southeast Missouri Tuesday, pledging to use every resource at his disposal to offer aid to a region that is suffering through one of the worst floods in Missouri history. But he also offered a word of caution: "Floods last a long time and the damage lasts a long time afterward."...
Authorities warn of flooding along Little River (05/03/11)
JAYWYE, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities in Southeast Missouri have been warning rural residents about flood risks along the Little River. The New Madrid County Sheriff's Department said deputies and Missouri National Guard troops went to rural homes in the southwestern part of the county Tuesday telling residents to prepare to leave...
MoDOT builds emergency berm at Fisk (05/03/11)
The Missouri Department of Transportation reported it has plans to build a temporary berm at the U.S. 60 interchange at Fisk to keep floodwaters off the road. The 2,000-foot berm will be made from concrete barriers along eastbound U.S. 60. For more information, please contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit the Traveler Information Map at: http://maps.modot.mo.gov/timi/index.aspx......
Corps executes second of three breaches in Birds Point-New Madrid floodway (05/03/11)
The Corps of Engineers detonated the second of three levee points at 12:36 p.m. today as part of the Birds Point-New Madrid floodway plan. The explosion took out approximately 5,500 feet of the levee near New Madrid to allow for flood water to flow back into the Mississippi River. Another such explosion is planned, but the corps has not released its plans on the timing...
Corps blows levee at Birds Point overnight (05/03/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A brief but brilliant flash of light was followed by the roar of explosions Monday night as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ended days of speculation and hand-wringing by blowing the Birds Point levee. With record-setting rains continuing to pummel the region, corps crews detonated the charges in 22 access wells along the earthen levee shortly after 10 p.m., opening up the floodway that is expected to offer relief to several beleaguered communities in Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky.. ...
Mississippi County residents, farmers worry about impact of activating spillway (05/03/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- No one in Charleston knows the extent of the damage to be done by the intentional breach of the Birds Point levee. Even farm families who are going through this for the second time aren't sure what the impact of the levee breach ordered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Monday will be.
Floodwaters closing in on East Prairie (05/03/11)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- The Eagle Inn is warm, clean, comfortable. Most important for Selene Davis and her tired family, the roadside motel at the edge of Charleston, Mo., is dry. As of 6 p.m. Monday, Davis, her fiancee, Dorian Weems, her 12-year-old son, Tyrell Harris, and 26-year-old daughter, Precious Davis, had spent the past 36 hours at four addresses. By 9 a.m. today, they plan to be heading to a fifth, at much higher and dryer ground in Carbondale, Ill...
Police arrest two men in connection with weekend robberies (05/03/11)
Two Missouri men authorities allege were involved in two armed robberies in Cape Girardeau Sunday were both charged Monday with several felonies. Samuel Thorez Smith, 20, of Dellwood, Mo., and Joseph Lee Childs, 19, of St. Louis, are accused of robbing two victims on Broadway around 12:20 a.m. Sunday and an additional four victims on Whitener Street around 1:50 a.m. At both locations, Smith and Louis allegedly displayed guns and demanded money from the victims...
Cairo residents relieved by Birds Point decision, other Ill. towns still dealing with flooding (05/03/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Packing up important city documents today, officials in Cairo were nervous and restless as river levels reached record highs and they waited on the government's decision to breach the Birds Point-New Madrid levee. Relief came shortly after 5 p.m. ...
Newly elected Jackson aldermen take oath of office (05/03/11)
The oath of office was administered to two newly elected officials to the Jackson Board of Aldermen at their Monday night meeting. Wanda Young, who replaces Phil Penzel of Ward 1, and Tom Kimbel, who replaces Dale Rauh of Ward 4, were sworn in following a brief celebratory reception...
County commissioners OK roof replacement bid for Jackson courthouse (05/03/11)
A bid of $120,172 for the roof replacement of the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse from Drury Co. of Cape Girardeau was approved by Cape Girardeau County commissioners Monday. The bid proposal includes the proposed roofing manufacturer as Firestone Building Products...
Cape registered 20.5 inches of rain in April, more to come (05/03/11)
It comes as no surprise to washed out Southeast Missourians, but it appears April now ranks as the wettest month on record in Cape Girardeau, Paducah, Ky., and many points in between, according to the National Weather Service. And May begins where late April left off -- with dangerously heavy rains, putting untenable pressure on surging rivers and tributaries throughout Southeast Missouri, southern Illinois and western Kentucky...
Clearwater Lake reaching capacity; overspill possible depending on rain (05/03/11)
PIEDMONT, Mo. -- With 4 inches of rain in the 48 hours ending at 7 a.m. today, Clearwater Lake is now at its third highest level and possibly could go over the spillway sometime Tuesday. "We are nearing the top of the lake's flood storage capacity at elevation 567 feet. ...
Voluntary evacuation of Allenville (05/03/11)
ALLENVILLE, Mo. -- A voluntary evacuation for citizens in Allenville, Mo. will continue throughout the afternoon as floodwaters continue to rise posing serious threats to residents. According to a representative with the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department, the evacuation process began this morning by way of boat, offering help to anyone willing to leave. ...
Music permit moves closer to passage (05/03/11)
An ordinance that would require Cape Girardeau businesses to purchase a permit to provide entertainment in an outdoor public venue came one step closer to passage Monday night with the second and third readings by the city council. City manager Scott Meyer said he thinks the issue is moving in the right direction after hearing proposed efforts from the Bel Air Grill, the first business that will apply for a permit, to comply with an application process by monitoring the volume level within the venue, using sound deadening methods, picking up litter and taking extra security measures, as well as hearing comments from residents nearby who say they want the Bel Air Grill to be a successful business.. ...
Trove of Holocaust records goes online (05/03/11)
NEW YORK -- A trove of papers and photographs documenting the lives of Holocaust victims and survivors includes notable names like Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel and former Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin. But Benzion Baumrind's name might have stayed forgotten to his descendants without the records kept by a humanitarian aid agency...
Stocks end lower despite bin Laden death, earnings (05/03/11)
NEW YORK -- The bin Laden rally lasted all of three hours. Stocks began climbing Monday morning after news of the death of the world's most wanted terrorist overnight. Strong earnings reports from Humana Inc. and other companies also pushed them higher...
Eye clinics, federal aid all part of relief for tornado-stricken Ala. (05/03/11)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Federal disaster relief offices are helping people navigate the red tape of applying for aid and shelters are providing free haircuts and eye clinics as part of the massive relief effort that was in full swing Monday in tornado-ravaged Alabama...
Al-Qaida leader's demise: Long pursuit, burst of gunfire (05/03/11)
WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden, the terror mastermind killed by Navy SEALs in an intense firefight, was hunted down based on information first gleaned years ago from detainees at secret CIA prison sites in Eastern Europe, officials disclosed Monday. The U.S. said a DNA match proved the man behind the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was dead, and millions of Americans rejoiced...
1 unwary phone call led U.S. to bin Laden (05/03/11)
WASHINGTON -- When one of Osama bin Laden's most trusted aides picked up the phone last year, he unknowingly led U.S. pursuers to the doorstep of his boss, the world's most wanted terrorist. That phone call, recounted Monday by a U.S. official, ended a years-long search for bin Laden's personal courier, the key break in a worldwide manhunt. The courier, in turn, led U.S. intelligence to a walled compound in northeast Pakistan, where a team of Navy SEALs shot bin Laden to death...
Not everyone believes bin Laden really is dead (05/03/11)
WASHINGTON -- Knowing there would be disbelievers, the U.S. says it used convincing means to confirm Osama bin Laden's identity during and after the firefight that killed him. But the mystique that surrounded the terrorist chieftain in life is persisting in death...
Parties' budget plans both up U.S. debt (05/03/11)
WASHINGTON -- It's all but impossible to glean from the political rhetoric, but government borrowing will grow by trillions of dollars over the next decade if the budget backed by House Republicans translates into law. And by a few trillion more if President Barack Obama gets his way...
Landlord hit with rare charge in monoxide deaths (05/03/11)
TOLEDO, Ohio -- On their last night together, Tammy McDaniel and her three children nuzzled under blankets in the living room of their shabby rental home, warmed by a space heater powered by a portable generator in the kitchen. McDaniel's relatives had no idea her new place didn't have heat or electricity -- until the next morning, when her landlord found all four dead from carbon monoxide fumes...
Bin Laden's death in raid sparks relief, outrage (05/03/11)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- News of Osama bin Laden's death stirred strong emotions Monday, from a profound sense of relief across much of the globe to outrage among sympathizers who vowed to avenge the al-Qaida leader. Most world leaders welcomed President Barack Obama's announcement of the helicopter raid on a compound in Pakistan, congratulating the U.S. for killing bin Laden or expressing satisfaction that the search for the world's most wanted terrorist was over...
Mourners demand revenge after NATO airstrike (05/03/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- Libyans shouting for revenge buried Moammar Gadhafi's second-youngest son to the thundering sound of anti-aircraft fire Monday, as South Africa warned that the NATO bombing that killed him would only bring more violence. Libya's leader did not attend the tumultuous funeral of 29-year-old Seif al-Arab, but older brothers Seif al-Islam and Mohammed paid their respects, thronged by a crowd of several thousand. ...
Southeast Missouri State baseball team opens series vs. ranked Razorbacks (05/03/11)
The Southeast baseball team takes a break from OVC play with two games against No. 18 Arkansas
Marlins break Lohse's line of zeroes, beat Cards 6-5 (05/03/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The Florida Marlins have trailed in 11 of their 18 victories. Long balls from Gaby Sanchez and Mike Stanton helped them erase another couple of deficits. Sanchez ended Kyle Lohse's 22-inning scoreless streak with his first grand slam. Stanton hit a tying homer in the fifth and then tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning of a 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night...
Cardinals' Freese will miss at least two months with broken hand (05/03/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals third baseman David Freese will have surgery on his broken left hand and is expected to miss nine to 12 weeks, his latest extended setback. Freese was hit in the hand by a pitch from Atlanta reliever Scott Linebrink in the sixth inning Sunday. Freese was batting .356 with two homers and 14 RBIs in 25 games...
Trial of Jackson doctor delayed (05/03/11)
The long-awaited trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's drug death was delayed Monday for four months, with a judge saying defense lawyers needed additional preparation time to effectively represent their client. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said he was more concerned with justice for Dr. Conrad Murray than with the speed of the proceedings...
At Oregon gym, you burn calories, move electrons (05/03/11)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Reddening, a rivulet of sweat running across her cheek, Amy McCullough hunched over the stationary bike, pumped her legs like crazy and began producing serious power -- enough watts to run a flat-panel TV and a ceiling fan...
Keep seafood healthy and crunchy without frying (05/03/11)
Seafood has lots to offer a healthy diet. Much of it is lean, and even the fattier varieties are loaded with the so-called good fats. Keeping it healthy is all a matter of how you cook it. Poaching and steaming are good techniques because they highlight flavors and preserve moistness without adding much fat...
Skeptics warn of 'war on obesity' stigma (05/03/11)
The images are striking: Overweight boys and girls staring somberly from billboards and online videos, real-life embodiments of the blunt messages alongside. "Chubby kids may not outlive their parents," for example. Or: "Big bones didn't make me this way. Big meals did."...
Daniel Balsmann (05/03/11)
Daniel W. Balsmann, 58, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Thearl Glastetter (05/03/11)
Thearl Glastetter, 84, of Scott City died Monday, May 2, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Dianne Fiedler (05/03/11)
Dianne L. Fiedler, 66, of Jackson passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011, at her home. She was born Jan. 11, 1945, in Norfolk, Va., daughter of Robert Roland and Mildred Elizabeth Hayes Daudel. She and Ronald Wayne Fiedler were married Jan. 9, 1982. Dianne worked 20 years at Avery-Dennison in California. She was computer savvy and actively involved in administration with Undernet...
Keith Heinrich (05/03/11)
Keith C. Heinrich, 59, of Nevada, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, April 24, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born April 2, 1952, in Oak Park, Ill., son of Clifford and Shirley Brach Heinrich. Heinrich grew up in Bensonville and Elmhurst, Ill., and was a graduate of Tioga High School. He later graduated from DeKalb University in DeKalb, Ill...
Jerome Welter (05/03/11)
Jerome A. Welter, 85, of Cape Girardeau passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau. He was born April 9, 1926, in Kelso, Mo., to Joe and Theresa Huering Welter. He and Evelyn Sample were married Jan. 14, 1947, in Cape Girardeau...
Linda Steward (05/03/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Linda Boyce Steward, 73, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Nov. 17, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Charles H. "Charlie" and M. Lucile "Lucy" Green Boyce of Sikeston. She graduated from Sikeston High School in 1955 and from SMU in Dallas in 1959...
Births 5/3/11 (05/03/11)
Daughter to Scotty W. Fornkohl Jr. and Amber N. Strauser of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 6:33 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2011. Name, Peyton Kay. Weight, 7 pounds, 11 ounces. Second daughter. Ms. Strauser is the daughter of Karin Dykes of Jackson and Kevin Strauser of Scott City. Fornkohl is the son of Sharron Abernathy and Scott Fornkohl Sr. of Cape Girardeau...
Jackson police and fire report 5/3/11 (05/03/11)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Property damage Miscellaneous Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/3/11 (05/03/11)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assaults Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 5/3/11 (05/03/11)
Robinson Construction Co. of Perryville, Mo., is the apparent low bidder on the Independence Street bridge project with a bid of $406,145.35, which is 6.5 percent above the engineer's estimate; the bridge project is part of an overall plan to widen Independence between Kingshighway and East Rodney Drive...
Transmission line and fire station major improvements (05/03/11)
When campaigning for my first term, there were two projects that I considered high priority. These were the extension of a 34.5 kV electric transmission line and the addition of a satellite fire station. The electric transmission line was high priority because our big transmission line along East Jackson Boulevard was getting close to capacity during periods of extreme heat or extreme cold. ...
The 'China Hub': Another flight of fancy? (05/03/11)
Although the state government is strapped for cash, Missouri's General Assembly is about to place a huge and ill-advised bet on the so-called "Midwest China Hub," or "Aerotropolis." The subsidies would authorize $360 million in tax credits -- although the details keep changing -- primarily for the construction and operation of cargo warehouses near the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport...
Teacher appreciation (05/03/11)
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, a week set aside to honor those teachers who have made an impact on our lives and those of today's students. But for one Cape Girardeau educator, the week will have a special significance. Scott McMullen, a fifth-grade math and science teacher at Cape Girardeau Central Middle School, grew up as an "at-risk" student. ...
Remarks lack compassion (05/03/11)
I am outraged at the remarks of Speaker Tilley regarding the flooding of Cairo. With a smirk on his face, Tilley said he had visited Cairo and couldn't understand why it shouldn't be flooded. Although I have lived in Jackson for 26 years, I spent the first 24 years of my life in Cairo, Ill. ...
We appreciate our teachers (05/03/11)
Do you remember the last time you were appreciated for something, recognized for a job well done, and how good it felt? May 2 to 6 is nationally celebrated as Teacher Appreciation Week. We all know a teacher or live near a school. We can all remember a teacher that made a real difference in our lives. Teachers' jobs have become more challenging, beyond just teaching our children to nurturing them, with impossible goals, inadequate budgets and more and more uninvolved parents...
Speak Out 5/3/11 (05/03/11)
MY husband and I moved here three years ago from New York. I recently had my first child in March. During the last trimester of my pregnancy we had some complications. Friends and friends of friends were aware of the complications and we were soon on every prayer list in Cape Girardeau County. ...
Prayer 5/3/11 (05/03/11)
O Heavenly Father, in good times and in bad, you alone are our strength. Amen.
Beecham is Missouri Outstanding Beginning Teacher (05/03/11)
Malissa Beecham, a 4th grade teacher at Franklin Elementary, was recognized as one of Missouri's Outstanding Beginning Teachers during the spring conference of the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (MACTE) at Lake Ozark, MO, on April 27th. ...
Cape Middle School shows support for troops (05/03/11)
In a show of support for the nation's armed forces, students and faculty at Cape Middle School (CMS) participated in "Wear Red to Support Our Troops", part of an effort to collect soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, candy and snacks for our troops. ...
Cape Central math students take honors (05/03/11)
Southeast Missouri State University was the scene of numerous awards for Cape Central High School math students during the Math Field Day event last month. Competing with 575 students from 27 schools, Cape Central students brought home 10 out of a possible 44 awards in the individual events. In the team events, Central students brought home 3 out of 7 possible awards...
Clippard kids sharpen math skills, raise funds (05/03/11)
When you add it up, it takes a lot of money to operate a research hospital like St. Jude's. Clippard Elementary students helped recently by participating in the Math-a-thon and raising $1867.00. Students who participated were given a math workbook and collected pledges and donations for completing their math problems. ...
Students take top spots in stock market challenge (05/03/11)
Cape Central Junior High School (CJHS) students took first, second, third, fourth and fifth places during the recent Stock Market Game, an online financial simulation coordinated by the Missouri Council on Economic Education. Eighth graders in Mrs. Emily Goode's Challenge class received $100,000 of virtual money to spend on stocks, mutual funds or bonds. ...
Mommy & Me Cupcake Bake Sale (05/03/11)
There will be a Mommy and Me cupcake bake sale on Saturday, May 7 at the Masonic Lodge in Jackson which is located at 204 S. High Street from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Children are invited to bring their Mom to help them decorate cupcakes using decorating tools and icing. ...
Flood5211 (05/03/11)
Junction of Highway W and Highway O outside Poplar Bluff, MO on 5/2/11 @ 5p.m. This area had NO water on it at 8:30a.m. this morning!
Albino Deer (05/03/11)
Albino deer running through field on Old Sprigg Street.
Albino Deer 2 (05/03/11)
Albino deer crossing Old Sprigg St.
SoutheastHEALTH Makes Relay for Life Donation (05/03/11)
Southeast Cancer Center Executive Director Judy Aslin (left), MSN, RN, NEA-BC, presents a "check" to Kelli Schenimann, American Cancer Society Community Manager of Development, at Relay for Life on Saturday, April 30, at the Arena Building in Cape Girardeau. The check represents a $13,790 donation to the Cancer Society from SoutheastHEALTH. The money was raised in an online promotion that kicked off with the opening of the new Cancer Center in February...
Monroe gets turkey (05/03/11)
Tommy Monroe took this 24 pound gobbler during youth season. It had a 10 1/2 inch beard and 10 inch spurs. This was his third gobbler. He is the son of Robert and Kelly Monroe and grandson of Danny and Carolyn Monroe.
Ehlers gets turkey (05/03/11)
Haley Ehlers took this turkey, her first Jake. It weighed 15 pounds and had a 5 1/2 inch beard. She is the daughter of Lynn and Missy Ehlers and granddaughter of Danny and Carolyn Monroe.
Jackson Police Department gets new flag (05/03/11)
Cpl. Rick Whitaker with the Jackson Police Department and Mike Strack, flag chairman with the Jackson American Legion, raise the new flag at the Jackson Police and Fire Department.
Tornato Damage 4/27th/2011 (05/03/11)
Several trees broken or up rooted by tornato on hill of Cissus Lane.
Tornato Damage 4/27th/2011 (05/03/11)
Big tree falls on shed on hill top of Cissus Lane.
Tornato Damage 4/27th/ 2011 (05/03/11)
Trees spun and broken.
Rains wash out Cissus Lane in Cape County (05/03/11)
Cissus Lane after several days of rain. Guard rail still holds on.
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