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Stories from Monday, May 9, 2011

Obama issues disaster declaration for five Mo. counties (05/09/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - President Barack Obama has ordered federal aid for Missouri to help the recovery from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that started last month. Obama on Monday declared a major disaster in Missouri. The declaration allows federal funding for individuals in Butler, Mississippi, New Madrid, St. ...
Mo. House passes pseudoephedrine prescription requirement (05/09/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri House members have passed legislation that aims to crack down on methamphetamine by requiring prescriptions for some cold and allergy remedies containing pseudoephedrine. The decongestant is a key ingredient in meth...
Nixon asks USDA to assess farm damage (05/09/11)
Gov. Jay Nixon announced in a news release today that he has asked the USDA's Farm Service Agency to start damage assessments "as soon as possible" for 56 Missouri counties hit by storms and severe flooding. The request is the first step in declaring the counties as primary disaster areas -- those where at least 30 percent of the estimated yield of a crop will be lost or where individual farmers suffer production losses of more than 30 percent. ...
Father in infant starvation case violates probation (05/09/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Dexter, Mo., man sentenced less than two weeks ago for his role in starving his infant daughter has already violated his probation. Vabian Webb, who pleaded guilty on April 20 to felony of endangering the welfare of a child, is again behind bars...
State government to host informational meetings on flood relief (05/09/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- State officials will be holding community meetings this week in southeast Missouri to inform residents and businesses affected by floods about state services they could receive. Officials from a dozen state agencies are to be on hand. People will be able to apply for unemployment benefits and learn about issues like aid for career training, food and temporary housing...
'Sharrows' key to revised bicycle system proposal (05/09/11)
Cape Girardeau city staff members plan to present a revised proposal of a bicycle route system that will allow roughly 15 miles of new routes to the city council at its May 16 meeting. The revision includes plans to replace the traditional striping that indicates no parking and replace it with the use of shared-use arrows, or "sharrows," composed of a stencil of a bike and two arrows, which allows parking...
Floods hamper rail, road and river traffic (05/09/11)
Flooding throughout Southeast Missouri in recent weeks has made travel troublesome at times, whether on the ground, in the air or along the river. Area highways, railways, runways and waterways have all been affected. After peaking at about 150 road closures in Southeast Missouri, the Missouri Department of Transportation has since reopened about 40 percent of those roads, said Mark Shelton, MoDOT district engineer...
Cairo evacuation order remains in place (05/09/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- City officials were still keeping close watch on the Ohio River on Sunday, nearly a week after former mayor Judson Childs ordered a mandatory evacuation of Cairo. The evacuation was still in place through Sunday, although the river dropped to 58.44 feet by 10 p.m. The Ohio River is forecast to drop below 56 feet by Friday morning...
Three arrested in connection with weekend stabbing incident (05/09/11)
The three men allegedly responsible for leaving four people injured, one of them still hospitalized for a serious stab wound, at a party Saturday have been arrested, according to Cape Girardeau police. Brandin Rowe, 20, of Jonesboro, Ark., has been charged with four counts of first-degree assault and armed criminal action. ...
Commerce drying out as levee breach lowers water levels (05/09/11)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- Harold Kraft has yielded an early and unusual crop from his garden this spring -- catfish. The lifelong Commerce resident is mostly boating around these days due to the Mississippi River inundating the yard and front steps at his Water Street home. The floodwaters began to recede Tuesday after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers breached the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway...
Iris Society show winner a visual treat on Mother's Day (05/09/11)
Missouri lawmakers face one-week deadline for final priorities (05/09/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Time is nearly up for Missouri Republican leaders seeking to complete their legislative priorities in their first year with a historic majority in the state legislature. The annual legislative session ends at 6 p.m. Friday, which gives Republican leaders five working days to negotiate deals and win final approval for numerous bills...
Group adds Route 66 motel to endangered roadside list (05/09/11)
CARTHAGE, Mo. -- A national group has named a Route 66 icon in Carthage to its second ever "10 Most Endangered Roadside Places" list. The Boots Motel, a classic Route 66 motel now operated as low-rent housing, was included on the list by the Society for Commercial Archeology, a group which bills itself as "the oldest national organization devoted to the buildings, artifacts, structures, signs, and symbols of the 20th-century commercial landscape."...
Analysis: GOP is still divided in Missouri Senate (05/09/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer began the 2011 legislative session as the new chief of the largest -- and perhaps most politically divided -- Republican caucus since at least the Civil War era. He pledged to try to unite Republicans to advance a conservative agenda...
Flight is diverted due to unruly passenger (05/09/11)
CHICAGO -- Authorities in St. Louis are questioning a 34-year-old Illinois man after he allegedly tried to open a plane door during a flight from Houston to Chicago and caused the crew to divert the flight to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport...
Mississippi River continues rise at Memphis (05/09/11)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The Mississippi crept toward the highest level ever in the river city, flooding pockets of low-lying neighborhoods and forcing hundreds from their homes, though the water was not threatening the music heartland's most recognizable landmarks, from Graceland to Beale Street.
Gas prices expected to drop 50 cents by summer (05/09/11)
NEW YORK -- Some relief from suffocating gas prices will likely arrive just in time for summer vacation. Expect a drop of nearly 50 cents as early as June, analysts say. After rocketing up 91 cents since January, including 44 straight days of increases, the national average this past week stopped just shy of $4 a gallon and has retreated to under $3.98. A steady decline is expected to follow...
Osama bin Laden's death a tough subject for the pulpit (05/09/11)
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The killing of Osama bin Laden, a man who was America's face of evil for nearly a decade, left Christians, Jews and Muslims relieved, proud or even jubilant. For their religious leaders, it was sometimes hard to know just what to say...
President: 'Getting our man' outweighed risks of raid (05/09/11)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama ordered the commando raid that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after deciding the risks were outweighed by the possibility "of us finally getting our man" following a decade of frustration, he said in a Sunday broadcast interview...
La Nina bringing flood risks, drought to western states (05/09/11)
SALT LAKE CITY -- The winter and early spring have been extreme across the West, with record snowpacks bringing joy to skiers and urban water managers but severe flood risks to northern Utah, Wyoming and Montana. Despite all the wet weather in the Rockies and Sierra Nevada, parts of eastern Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona are in severe drought and gearing up for what is forecast as a bad fire season. In New Mexico, some 400 fires have already raced across 315,000 acres...
Child reported killed as Syrian forces crack down (05/09/11)
CAIRO -- Gunfire and shelling rattled a city in central Syria on Sunday and killed a 12-year-old boy, as President Bashar Assad's autocratic regime expanded its military crackdown on a seven-week uprising by sending tanks and reinforcements to key areas, activists said...
U.S. says it wants access to bin Laden widows (05/09/11)
ISLAMABAD -- The United States wants access to Osama bin Laden's three widows and any intelligence material its commandos left behind at the al-Qaida leader's compound, a top American official said in comments broadcast Sunday that could add a fresh sticking point in already frayed ties with Pakistan...
Southeast Missouri State softball team falls in 12 innings (05/09/11)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team wanted to give the squad's four seniors a victorious sendoff Sunday. Eastern Kentucky ruined those plans, taking advantage of a late error to force extra innings and then winning 9-2 in 12 innings on Senior Day...
McClellan stays hot for Cards (05/09/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Just like in the past, Kyle McClellan handed the ball over with three outs to go and waited. The former setup man, now unbeaten as a starter, worked into the ninth inning to become the NL's third five-game winner in the St. Louis Cardinals' 3-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. He watched as the bullpen labored to close it out...
Southeast football adds key talent on offense (05/09/11)
The Southeast Missouri State football team will have at least two more nice additions to its 2011 roster, along with the incoming recruits that already have been announced. Joining the program, although not yet announced by the university, will be running back Levi Terrell and quarterback Scott Lathrop...
Warner Music being sold for $1.3B amid music drop (05/09/11)
LOS ANGELES -- Warner Music Group Corp., the world's third-largest recording company with such artists as Eric Clapton, Michael Buble and Paramore, is being sold for about $1.3 billion as a global decline in CD sales weighs down the industry. Len Blavatnik's Access Industries is paying $8.25 a share and will take on about $2 billion in Warner debt and $320 million in cash. The total values the company at about $3 billion...
Paul McCartney, girlfriend engaged (05/09/11)
LONDON -- Paul McCartney and his girlfriend Nancy Shevell are engaged, his publicist said Friday. McCartney, 68, started dating the 51-year-old New York socialite and businesswoman following his bitter split from second wife Heather Mills. McCartney publicist Stuart Bell confirmed recent media speculation over a proposal as true, but declined to give details on when and how the former Beatle asked Shevell to marry him, saying only "we're all thrilled for him."...
Talking Shop with Mark Kohlfeld (05/09/11)
Mark Kohlfeld always knew he would follow his father and brother into the family business. Over the years as tastes have changed, Kohlfeld Companies has kept up. While it started as strictly a Stag distributorship, today Kohlfeld represents 90 alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks...
Assistance available for flood victims (05/09/11)
The Missouri Department of Insurance has a new resource for information about flood-related insurance claims available on its website, http://difp.mo.gov/. The online resources include details about how flood damage is covered, depending on whether it affects homes, cars or crops...
People on the Move 5/9/11 (05/09/11)
Cassandra Dameron has been promoted to branch manager/assistant vice president of the Regions Bank Kingshighway banking center in Cape Girardeau. She began her career with Regions Bank as a teller at this same location in 2008 and quickly advanced to various positions within the bank. Regions Bank serves customers in 16 states across the South, Midwest and Texas, and operates about 1,800 banking offices and 2,200 ATMs...
Harold Miller (05/09/11)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Harold J. Miller, 68, of Ullin, Ill., formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday, May 13, until service time at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge...
Etheleen Crider (05/09/11)
Etheleen D. Crider, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. Funeral arrangements incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
June Hope (05/09/11)
POCAHONTAS, Mo. -- June Edith Hope, 92, of Pocahontas died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 14, 1918, in Seventy-Six, Mo. to William Nellis and Carrie Edith Smith Barber. She was married to Robert J. Hope on Feb. 21, 1946 at Apple Creek Presbyterian Church of Pocahontas. He died March 13, 2002...
Mary Margherio (05/09/11)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- Mary Lou Margherio, 84 of Metropolis passed away at her home Saturday, May 7, 2011 with her family by her side. She was born in Springfield, Ohio, to Van and Jenny Mueller Rider on April 11, 1927. Mary Lou was an avid reader, golfer, loved to travel and was a fabulous cook. ...
Jackson police and fire report 5/9/11 (05/09/11)
Theft Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/9/11 (05/09/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 5/9/11 (05/09/11)
President Ronald Reagan intends to nominate Bootheel farmer Peter C. Myers, 55, to become deputy secretary of agriculture. Dr. Linda Godwin will be promoted in August from astronaut candidate to astronaut with NASA and hopes to join a space shuttle crew within the next few years; she speaks to reporters at the University Center as part of a weekend schedule that will include giving the spring commencement address for Southeast Missouri State University graduates...
Hospitality (05/09/11)
Two months after relocating to Cape Girardeau, Angela Beise, who along with her husband Jim are ministers at La Croix Church in Cape Girardeau, was asked by the church to visit a 17-year-old girl at Saint Francis Medical Center. The young lady, Marida Faller, had been serving as the primary caregiver for her mother who was now in the hospital battling cancer...
Birther Disorder a disgrace to America (05/09/11)
Some patients display serious physical symptoms such as blindness, paralysis of limbs or pain somewhere in the body for which doctors cannot find a physical basis. What psychiatrists discover in these patients is that their seemingly serious physical symptom is a devious way of expressing a forbidden thought and emotion. ...
Speak Out 5/9/11 (05/09/11)
THE only thing that throws a damper on the celebration of the death of Osama bin Laden is that a small minority of Americans who simply cannot stand the fact that the killing of bin Laden by American Navy SEALs took place under the watch of President Barack Obama, our commander in chief...
Prayer 5/9/11 (05/09/11)
O Heavenly Father, we take comfort in that joy comes in the morning. Amen.
Sarah Mittrucker Becomes CR Venturing VP of Adm (05/09/11)
Sarah Mittrucker is the Central Region Vice President of Administration beginning June 1, 2011. She will be attending the Central Region Venturing Conference in June in Evansville, IN. She comes from the Greater St. Louis Area Council and lives in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Sarah is currently the Area 3 Vice President of Administration. She also is the President of the newly formed Shawnee District VOA...
Summer travel: Destination Mexico (05/09/11)
Why Southeast Missourians should still head south of the border for a great vacation CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. -- May 9, 2011 -- The tourism industry in Mexico saw significant increases in 2010, despite continued media reports of drug violence. U.S. travelers visiting the country grew by about 8 percent during the first half of 2010, compared to the same months in 2009 (the most recent data available from the U.S. ...
submerged road (05/09/11)
submerged road in Stoddard County

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