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Stories from Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Meeting for Morehouse flood victims this afternoon (05/11/11)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- An informational meeting for Morehouse residents affected by flooding will be held today at 5:30 p.m. in the Morehouse Elementary gym. Mayor Pete Leija will share details about assistance available to residents. About 75 percent of Morehouse was flooded recently, a situation made worse by a temporary levee built by the Missouri Department of Transportation to keep U.S. 60 from flooding. The levee ended up routing more water into the...
Number of children who have a parent in prison on the rise (05/11/11)
He was a New Year's baby, just barely, born 48 minutes before midnight on New Year's Day. His daddy wasn't at the hospital. He was in a federal prison in Memphis, Tenn., serving time for a drug conviction. Twelve years later, some things remain the same. Kaden's dad is on the front end of a 15-year sentence at a federal prison in California -- same problem, drugs, according to Kaden's mother, Erin Newsom...
State brings in agencies to help flood victims (05/11/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Chesley Rutledge just wants her family to sit down together at the dinner table in her home. That's not happening anytime soon.
Cape County judge says parents can't join Busch wrongful death lawsuit (05/11/11)
The parents of Adrienne Martin, a woman who died of an overdose at the Hunt­leigh, Mo., mansion of August Busch IV in December, will not be able to join a wrongful-death lawsuit against the former beer heir, a judge decided Tuesday at the Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau.
Cape Girardeau concert series returns Friday (05/11/11)
The summer concert series Tunes at Twilight returns Friday for the first of two six-week runs. Tunes at Twilight, organized by Old Town Cape, features a different musician each Friday for an hourlong concert at the Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo. Bring chairs and refreshments for the outdoor shows. The concerts in the spring begin at 7 p.m. each week. The fall concerts begin at 6:30 p.m...
Missouri House sends welfare drug testing legislation to governor (05/11/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to a bill that would allow drug testing of welfare applicants and recipients and direct those who test positive to treatment programs. Under the bill, welfare applicants or recipients could be given a urine test if the Department of Social Services has a "reasonable cause" to believe they having been using illegal drugs. ...
Show at state archives educates Clippard fourth-graders on Civil War (05/11/11)
In a recent living lesson on the Civil War, Clippard Elementary fourth-graders saw history in action. The young historians visited the Missouri State Archives, a division of the secretary of state's office in Jefferson City, Mo., to learn about Missouri's Civil War history through a theatrical performance known as "Civil War Archives Alive!"...
VIP to consider eliminating transportation amid lawsuit (05/11/11)
The $200,000 breach-of-contract lawsuit VIP Industries filed against the Cape County Board for Developmental Disabilities inched forward in court Tuesday, and VIP's chief executive said afterward that the company is already feeling the pinch of the lost income...
Jackson contractor wins bid for new Sikeston police headquarters (05/11/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The city government will proceed with the construction of a new building for the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. City council members voted 6-1 during a special meeting Monday to recommend the Sikeston Economic Development Corporation accept a bid of $4,963,560 submitted by Penzel Construction Company of Jackson for construction of the new facility...
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder speaks out against term limit change (05/11/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder says the House should not pass legislation that would allow changes to the state's term limits for lawmakers. Lawmakers currently are allowed to serve about eight years in the House and eight years in the Senate. A proposed constitutional amendment passed by the Senate last month would allow lawmakers to serve 16 years total, with all that time either spent in one chamber or split among the two...
Prayer amendment to appear on Missouri ballot (05/11/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers have approved a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would expand the right to pray in public places. The Missouri Constitution already says people have the right to worship God according to their own consciences...
Sheriff's department: Discovery of 'bath salts' leads to Scott County arrests (05/11/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County authorities say they've had their first encounter with an imitation controlled substance marketed as bath salts, which led to the recent arrest of two Benton residents and an Oran, Mo., man.
Sikeston man suspected in 1985 killing to be returned to Mo. (05/11/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Southeast Missouri man has been arrested in Iowa and charged with killing his grandfather and another elderly man more than 25 years ago, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Highway 25 in Stoddard County reduced for pavement repairs (05/11/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 25 between U.S. 60 at Dexter, Mo., and Route J at Bloomfield, Mo., will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will begin at 7 a.m. today and will be completed by 4 p.m. Thursday. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Illinois mulls smoking ban loophole for casinos (05/11/11)
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) -- Clutching his Marlboro, Clifford Hutchison works a slot machine unaware of his role in a desperate competition to balance state budgets. The retired maintenance worker from Chicago could have sought his fortune at any of the casinos in northeastern Illinois. But he decided to drop his quarters at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind., partly because that state allows gamblers to light up unhindered -- something Illinois has banned since January 2008...
I-55 in Cape County reduced Wednesday for bridge repairs (05/11/11)
North- and southbound Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane Wednesday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge repairs. This bridge is between Route K and U.S. 61, the bridge on Hopper Road. ...
Mississippi Delta preparing for floodwaters (05/11/11)
TUNICA, Miss. -- The bulging Mississippi River rolled into the fertile Mississippi Delta on Tuesday, threatening to swamp antebellum mansions, wash away shotgun shacks and destroy fields of cotton, rice and corn.
FEMA asks citizens for return of disaster aid (05/11/11)
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- After the raging Cedar River filled his home with 13 feet of water and ruined most of his possessions, Justin Van Fleet pleaded for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to get back on his feet. Dead broke and living in a FEMA trailer following the 2008 flood, Van Fleet repeatedly submitted paperwork and made countless phone calls arguing his case. ...
President mocks Republican position on immigration (05/11/11)
EL PASO, Texas -- President Barack Obama stood near the border with Mexico on Tuesday and declared it more secure than ever, trying to build pressure on Republicans to take on a comprehensive immigration overhaul -- and working to show vital Hispanic voters that he is not the one standing in the way...
U.S.-China talks end with differences remaining on human rights issues (05/11/11)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. criticism of China's human rights record overshadowed the results achieved at annual high-level meetings between the world's two largest economies aimed at resolving disputes over trade and foreign policy. After two days of talks, the two sides announced a range of modest agreements aimed at increasing sales opportunities for U.S. ...
Microsoft buyout should expand Skype's reach (05/11/11)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Imagine using your Xbox and switching from a game to a video chat with a faraway friend holding an iPad. Or going into your office email to invite Grandma to a virtual family reunion beamed on TV sets to relatives across the country...
Wildfires force evacuation of New Mexico communities (05/11/11)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Authorities have asked residents in three areas of New Mexico to leave their homes that are threatened by a series of wildfires that broke out around the state, fanned by wind and dry conditions. There's no immediate end in sight to what has been an almost constant battle against wildfires this year throughout the state, officials said...
Alabama nuclear plant cited for safety (05/11/11)
ATLANTA -- Federal regulators ordered an in-depth inspection Tuesday at a nuclear power plant run by the Tennessee Valley Authority in northern Alabama after deciding the failure of an emergency cooling system there could have been a serious safety problem...
Cellphone emergency alert system to launch in New York City (05/11/11)
NEW YORK -- The U.S. government and local authorities will soon be able to reach people directly on their cellphones to warn them of imminent danger or alert them about missing children -- even in the middle of a widespread emergency that overloads communications systems as happened after the Sept. 11 attacks, officials said Tuesday...
Tripoli bombed; rebels claim Misrata gains (05/11/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- In a one-two punch against Moammar Gadhafi's forces, NATO warplanes struck a command center in the capital, Tripoli, on Tuesday after pounding regime targets around the besieged port of Misrata. Rebels hoped the stepped-up attacks could help extend some of their biggest advances to date, including a major outward push from Misrata...
Syrian military tightens grip in areas of unrest (05/11/11)
BEIRUT -- More tanks and troops rolled into southern villages Tuesday near the heart of Syria's anti-government uprising, with activists saying the regime has isolated parts of the country. A human rights group reported that more than 750 people have been killed in a crackdown on seven weeks of unrest...
Storm moves away from Philippines, leaves 22 dead (05/11/11)
MANILA, Philippines -- A tropical storm caused at least 22 deaths in the Philippines but largely spared northern agricultural regions where farmers welcomed the rain, officials said. Disaster officials had feared Tropical Storm Aere would barrel through provinces during planting season and set off flash floods and landslides. After slamming the Catanduanes province Sunday, the storm weakened and just grazed the northeastern seaboard, bringing rain to farmland scorched by the summer heat...
Taiwan to postpone purchases of U.S. helicopters, defense systems (05/11/11)
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan is postponing purchases of U.S.-made Black Hawk helicopters and Patriot air defense systems that are part of a $6.4 billion U.S. weapons package that has been strongly opposed by China, officials said Tuesday. A lawmaker said the delay was caused by budgetary shortfalls, while the Defense Ministry blamed it on manufacturing delays...
Al-Qaida likely to elevate No. 2 or name no one (05/11/11)
BAGHDAD -- A week after the death of Osama bin Laden, his longtime deputy is considered the front-runner to succeed the iconic al-Qaida founder. But uprisings in the Middle East and changing dynamics within the group could point to another scenario: a decision not to appoint anyone at all to replace the world's most-wanted terrorist...
Iran accepts EU invitation for more nuclear talks (05/11/11)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran has accepted the European Union's proposal for more talks about the country's nuclear program, state TV reported Tuesday. A round of talks in Istanbul in January collapsed after Iran said it wouldn't freeze uranium enrichment, which could be harnessed to make atomic weapons. At the time, the EU's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, said no new talks were planned but world powers remained open to more discussions...
Special ops units a key to Afghanistan exit strategy (05/11/11)
PAKTIKA, Afghanistan -- A hundred or so turbaned, bearded Afghans packed the plastic mats outside the fort, staring skeptically at Afghan officials on a makeshift outdoor stage. The officials were making the case for setting up a local police force...
Japan to scrap plan to boost nuke energy to 50 percent (05/11/11)
TOKYO -- Japan will scrap a plan to obtain half of its electricity from nuclear power and will instead promote renewable energy as a result of its ongoing nuclear crisis, the prime minister said Tuesday. Naoto Kan said Japan needs to "start from scratch" on its long-term energy policy after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant was heavily damaged by a March 11 earthquake and tsunami and began leaking radiation...
Notre Dame golf team claims SEMO Conference crown (05/11/11)
The Notre Dame golf team defeated Poplar Bluff by one stroke Tuesday at Dalhousie Golf Club.
Jackson needs eight innings to down Central in SEMO Conference baseball tournament third-place game (05/11/11)
The Jackson baseball team defeated Central 5-4 in eight inning Tuesday night.
Kennett silences Notre Dame in SEMO Conference baseball title game (05/11/11)
The Notre Dame baseball team only collected one hit in its 8-1 loss at Kennett.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Matt Deisher (05/11/11)
It's been a two-year goal for Central senior Matt Deisher. He finally accomplished it Friday. Deisher cleared 15 feet, 7 inches to win the SEMO North Conference pole vault title and break the school record. "My personal best has been the same for two years, but I just kept improving on the little things and finally it paid off," Deisher said...
High school roundup: Chaffee baseball team holds on to dump East Prairie (05/11/11)
All the scores from Tuesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Oak Ridge baseball team rallies to breeze past Woodland (05/11/11)
The Oak Ridge baseball team defeated Woodland 17-7 in six inning Tuesday.
Southeast Missouri State soccer program lands Mizzou transfer (05/11/11)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team picked up an impressive transfer for the 2011 season, Jessica Crabtree, who played the past three seasons at the University of Missouri.
Area digest 5/11/11 (05/11/11)
Charlie Seabaugh used a sand wedge to card an ace on hole No. 12 at Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course. The hole was playing 120 yards. Gene Golden witnessed the shot. Lester Powell and Lachelle Cook combined to win the SEMO Horseshoe Association's nine-team tournament at the Oran Jaycees...
Carpenter gets first win for Cards (05/11/11)
CHICAGO -- Tony La Russa's absence was felt for sure by the St. Louis Cardinals. They still found a way to win without their veteran manager, who's not coming back until their six-game road trip is over. Chris Carpenter got his first win, Daniel Descalso had a two-out, bases-loaded single in the eighth off Kerry Wood and the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Tuesday night...
Tips to build a better salad from Jacques Pepin (05/11/11)
Want to build a better salad? Lose the chill, ditch some of the fruit and get the proportions of the vinaigrette right. That's the advice of Jacques Pepin, one of the nation's premier culinary voices, star of a new public television series -- "Essential Pepin" -- that will air in the fall, and the first contributor to the AP's new warm weather cooking series -- 20 Salads of Summer...
In Belgium, which claims to have invented french fries, the dish is a national treasure (05/11/11)
"Personally I always feel perfectly safe with British railways," Col. Hastings tells his friend Hercule Poirot in a scene from "The Alphabet Murders." "Mind you it's very different in France, isn't it?" "I wouldn't know," Agatha Christie's famed detective replies. "I am not French. I am Belgian."...
Make the most of fresh asparagus at its peak (05/11/11)
It is fresh asparagus season, and the crop is beautiful. Our family has enjoyed some of the abundance from Rob Weeks' patch this week along with a few recipes he and his mother shared with us. Asparagus has a natural affinity for parsley, tarragon, soy sauce, sesame, garlic, ginger, lemon, cream, hard-cooked eggs, Parmesan and butter. These recipes seem to use just about all of these ingredients in some form. Enjoy the fresh new crop while it lasts...
Duane Buchanan (05/11/11)
POTOSI, Mo. -- Duane "Buck" Buchanan, 59, of Potosi died Friday, April 29, 2011, at his home. He was born May 15, 1951, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of E.A. "Buck" and Mary Glenelea Clyburn Buchanan. He and Virginia "Gina" Samules were married June 7, 1975, in St. Louis. This union was blessed with two children...
Joshua Busche (05/11/11)
Joshua Wayne Busche, 25, of Jackson died Monday, May 9, 2011, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charlotte Petry (05/11/11)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Charlotte L. Petry, 79, of McClure died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 27, 1931, in St. Louis, daughter of John and Dorothy Edster Mueller. She and Ted Petry were married Aug. 27, 1957, in St. Louis. He died May 14, 1985...
Jewell Gordon (05/11/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jewell Gordon, 78, of Chaffee left this world to meet her heavenly father, surrounded by the love of her husband and family at her side. She was born Oct. 21, 1932, in Senath, Mo., to Z.T. and Valley Mae Winberry Kelley. Jewell was an avid bingo player and loved to travel. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Ladies VFW Auxiliary, Ladies American Legion Auxiliary and Country CB Club...
Dorothy Oberndorfer (05/11/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Dorothy Jane Oberndorfer, 80, of St. Louis passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, at her home. Dorothy was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Old Appleton, youngest of eight children to Oscar and Helen Meyer Dambach. Beloved wife of 62 years to Marvin T. ...
Roy Nanney (05/11/11)
Roy Edward Nanney, 71, of Jackson died Monday, May 9, 2011, at Jackson Manor. He was born Sept. 30, 1939, in Jackson, to Lester Roy and Bessie Gladys Masters Nanney. Roy worked in production at Atlas Plastics, now Spartech, in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include a son, Bruce Nanney; a daughter, Brenda Parker; and a brother, Bob Nanney, all of Jackson; four grandchildren, Ricky, Deanna, Beverly and Bobby; and three great-grandchildren, Olivia, Kevin and Savannah...
Lawrence Meier (05/11/11)
Lawrence Meier, 93, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 22, 1917, in Jackson, son of Fredrick Adolf and Louise Fisher Meier. He and Doris E. Hupp were married Nov. 1, 1947. Lawrence attended the former Tilsit and Sandy Ridge Grade Schools...
Janet Priest (05/11/11)
Janet Alyene Priest, 50, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Evansville, Ind., following a long battle with cancer. She was born July 22, 1960, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Clarence and Stella Miller Headrick. She and Charlie Priest were married in 1976 in Cape Girardeau...
Leslie Eagle (05/11/11)
Leslie George Eagle, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Sept. 4, 1920, in Cape Girardeau, to Leo James and Myrtle Eva Harris Eagle. He attended St. Mary's Grade School and St. Mary's High School and was a graduate of Central High School. He and Esther Dorothy "Doris" Fornkohl were married Oct. 24, 1945, in Cape Girardeau. She died Aug. 2, 1998...
Births 5/11/11 (05/11/11)
Daughter to Joseph Tyson and Jill Katherine Bollinger of Kennett, Mo., 6:29 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011. Name, Josie Kay. Weight, 8 pounds. Second daughter. Mrs. Bollinger is the former Jill Landewee, daughter of Bill and Glenda Landewee of Leopold, Mo. She is a music teacher at Senath-Hornersville School. Bollinger is the grandson of Patricia Bollinger of Marble Hill, Mo. He is a production supervisor at Manac in Kennett...
Jackson police and fire report 5/11/11 (05/11/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/11/11 (05/11/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Out of the past 5/11/11 (05/11/11)
Dr. Kenneth C. Johnston, director superintendent of the Cape Girardeau-Farmington district of the United Methodist Church, delivers the morning message at Centenary United Methodist Church; his topic is "Partners with the Lord." The Southeast Missouri Council on the Arts, through a grant from the Missouri Arts Council, will sponsor a part of the entertainment for Riverfest '86; the celebration is scheduled for June 20 and 21 in downtown Cape Girardeau...
Cape Chamber Educators of the Year (05/11/11)
Last Thursday five Cape Girardeau educators were recognized by the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee as the organization's 2011 Educators of the Year. This year's honorees include: The educators honored received the Crystal Apple Award, a $500 check and a commemorative video. The Missouri House of Representatives and Senate also recognized the honorees with resolutions...
Flooding a widespread disaster (05/11/11)
While I sympathize greatly with the residents of Cairo, Ill., I must take issue with the statement that one resident made while being interviewed on a local television newscast. There was much pressure on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to blow the Birds Point levee in order to relieve the pressure of rising waters on not only Cairo but other cities on the Mississippi and the Ohio rivers as well...
Birthright's support to women (05/11/11)
The past few weeks Birthright of Cape Girardeau has had a media blitz promoting the center and our Super Shower held the day before Mother's Day. The community is to be applauded for their generous response. Baby items were brought in beforehand and on the day of the event helping to restock our shelves...
SALT memorial service (05/11/11)
As of May 4 this year, nationally 67 law enforcement officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. This is almost a 20 percent increase over 2010 statistics. Also, recent events remind us all of the deadliest day in law enforcement history when 72 officers were killed responding to terrorist attacks against the United States of America on Sept. 11, 2001...
Speak Out 5/11/11 (05/11/11)
THE best quote on the death of Osama bin Laden was made by former U.S. representative Ike Skelton, a Democrat from Missouri. He said, "It makes me proud, humbled and awed to know the last thing Osama bin Laden saw on this Earth was a trained, armed, ready and willing member of the United States military. God bless America."...
Prayer 5/11/11 (05/11/11)
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, Lord God. Amen.
"Barefoot On Sunday" to appera in Gospel Concert" (05/11/11)
The folk group from Abbey Road Christian Church in Cape Girardeau, "Barefoot On Sunday", will be the special guests in the Immaculate Conception Church of Jackson's spring concert, "Another Old Time Gospel Hour" this Sunday at 2:00P.M. at the church on Hope Street. They will join the Heartland Pops Chorus with the Adult Choir, Bells of Joy Ringers, and the Choristers. There is no admission cost and refreshments will be served afterwards...
Cars... Are they killing us? (05/11/11)
No one is safe, "Air Pollution" an article on Facts on Files News Services states that, more than 3,000 U.S deaths a year due to cancer can be blamed on air pollution and 61,000 Americans die of damaged lungs every year and other breathing problems caused by air pollution.According to a video titled "Air Quality 101: The Basics" "The health effects of air pollution range from subtle issues to more obvious impacts such as; difficulty breathing, coughing, aggravation of asthma and emphysema."...
Recovery Efforts in Flood-Ravaged Southeast MO (05/11/11)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Senator Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, today expressed the need to work together on all levels to address the needs of those affected by severe flooding in Southeast Missouri. Mississippi County, along with Butler and New Madrid counties, recently received a major disaster declaration...
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (05/11/11)
Faith is a 6 week old kitten. There are 5 in her litter and all of them are adorable! They are available for adoption at The Humane Society, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org

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