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Stories from Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New tornadoes rattle nerves, cause damage in Missouri (05/25/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Waves of powerful thunderstorms swept across Missouri on Wednesday, spawning scattered tornadoes from the Kansas City area to the Bootheel but causing few injuries and only pockets of damage.
Cape Girardeau city government closes recreational facilities (05/25/11)
The Cape Girardeau city government announced via news release today that it's recreational facilities are closing due to the threat of severe weather. The release said the following: "City recreational facilities including A.C. Brase Arena, Osage Centre and Shawnee Park Center will be closed this evening at 5 p.m. ...
Worry preceding arrival of severe weather in Cape Girardeau County (05/25/11)
Cape Girardeau County emergency management officials are keeping their eyes to the sky while fielding calls from panicked residents fearing forecast storms. After a tornado struck Joplin, Mo., Sunday killing more than 120 people, residents here are in a panic because the National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch through 9 p.m. ...
Tornado watch in effect for Southeast Missouri, tornado outbreak expected (05/25/11)
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch through 9 p.m. for all of Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and westhern Kentucky. The watch is designated as a Particularly Dangerous Situation as numerous tornadoes are expected. High wind gusts, up to 70 mph, and very large hail, up to three inches in diameter, are also possible...
State officials urge driver caution during 100-Mile Yard Sale (05/25/11)
The Missouri Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to be watchful while driving Highway 25 this Memorial Day weekend. The annual 100-Mile Yard Sale, stretching along Highway 25 from Jackson to Kennett, Mo., starts Thursday. During the event the road will be packed with shoppers and sellers. Yard-sale patrons will drive slowly and in many spots people will be crossing the road on foot...
Teams assessing flood damage in Cairo (05/25/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- As Alexander County and Cairo officials started assessing damages to public infrastructure Tuesday, Gov. Pat Quinn requested the federal government declare 14 Southern Illinois counties major disaster areas based on widespread damage to homes and businesses...
Corps won't rule out gates for Birds Point levee fix (05/25/11)
Should the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ever opt to activate the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway to fight floodwaters again, it could be a decidedly less explosive event. The order could come to simply raise the gates. The corps on Tuesday would not rule on the possibility that earthen berms it blew to bits with 276 tons of explosives earlier this month could be replaced with mechanical gates, similar to two floodways downriver in Louisiana. ...
Area pastors scoff at doomsday prediction (05/25/11)
The end of the world seems to have been subject to some fuzzy math. Some 200 million Christians will have to wait until Oct. 21 for the Rapture and the obliteration of the Earth, according to doomsday pastor Harold Camping. The 89-year-old California radio preacher stirred a mix of mockery, joy and anger in his prediction of the great cataclysm, which he said was scheduled to arrive Saturday right about suppertime. Saturday came and went...
Donation sites are slated for Joplin relief efforts (05/25/11)
Southeast Missouri residents continue to collect donations for Joplin tornado victims even with a temporary postponement of donation shipments ordered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State Emergency Management Agency.
Trinity Lutheran eighth-grader participates in National Geographic Bee (05/25/11)
For Josh Vogel, as it has for so many others, Indonesia proved costly. The eighth-grader from Trinity Lutheran School this morning just missed advancing in the preliminary round of the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C. Vogel, for the second straight year, was Missouri's representative in the competition of place, which over the past few months has whittled down thousands of contestants nationwide into an elite list of 54...
Federal reserve official: Food, energy costs should be considered in inflation measures (05/25/11)
Changing the way the Federal Reserve measures inflation will help it get back in touch with Main Street America, James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, told local Rotary clubs Tuesday.
Jackson junior high sees benefits of Professional Learning Communities (05/25/11)
There are four critical questions at the core of Professional Learning Communities: What do they want students to know? How will educators know when a student has learned it? How will educators respond when a student doesn't get it? How will educators respond when a student already knows it?...
New bypass near Wappapello spillway to open this week (05/25/11)
APPAPELLO LAKE, Mo. -- A new Route T bypass road is expected to open late this week below the emergency spillway at Wappapello La
Stoddard County man charged with rape (05/25/11)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A local man is behind bars, held without bond, following a violent rape that authorities say happened on the north side of Dexter over the weekend. Thirty-three-year-old Moses Grayson, Jr., an Essex, Mo., native with a Dexter address, was arrested south of Essex Saturday following an investigation into the incident. He has been charged with forcible, armed criminal action and first-degree burglary...
Flooding displaces wildlife in Southeast Missouri (05/25/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Human beings weren't the only population disrupted by the recent flooding. High waters have also forced wildlife from their habitats. Among the displaced groups of animals on many minds are snakes. "With regard to snakes, the flooding certainly disrupted their habitat and the places they're used to hanging around. ...
Engineers go into Joplin hospital to assess damage (05/25/11)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Rescue and recovery work in Joplin was shadowed by uncertainty Wednesday as crews still hoping to find survivors combed areas that had already been searched several times and engineers entered the battered Joplin hospital where the tornado killed five to see if it could be salvaged...
A race to find survivors two days after deadly Joplin tornado (05/25/11)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Emergency crews drilled through concrete at a ruined Home Depot, making peepholes in the rubble in hopes of finding lost shoppers and employees. A dog clambered through the shattered remains of a house, sniffing for any sign of the woman and infant who lived there.
Violent storms kill 13 (05/25/11)
The death toll from the latest violent weather across the Midwest has hit seven after officials say the death of a woman at a mobile home park in Oklahoma. Assistant police chief Elip Moore said a 26-year-old woman died when a tornado hit the south side of Chickasha Tuesday evening. Moore said residents had been asked to evacuate the trailer park. He said several churches in the town had set up shelters...
Chrysler Group repays $7.6B in government loans (05/25/11)
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. -- With a few computer keystrokes, Chrysler Group LLC sent $7.6 billion to the U.S. and Canadian governments Tuesday, paying off most of the bailout money that saved the company from financial disaster two years ago. The repayment was a sign of the automaker's comeback. In 2009, Chrysler almost ran out of cash and went into bankruptcy. Now it's got a new lineup of Jeeps and cars and just earned its first profit in five years...
Troubled housing market creates rise in apartment construction (05/25/11)
WASHINGTON -- A growing number of Americans can't afford a home or don't want to own one, a trend that's spawning a generation of renters and a rise in apartment construction. Many of the new renters are former owners who lost homes to foreclosure or bankruptcy. For others who could afford one, a home now feels too costly, too risky or unlikely to appreciate enough to make it a worthwhile investment...
Sudan: 70 troops believed killed, 120 missing in attack (05/25/11)
JUBA, Sudan -- Seventy northern Sudanese troops were killed and more than 120 are missing from an attack last week by southern Sudanese forces near the disputed region of Abyei, a Sudanese diplomat said Tuesday, describing a toll that if verified marks one of the bloodiest clashes since the end of Sudan's civil war...
Egypt's Mubarak to be tried over protester deaths (05/25/11)
CAIRO -- Egypt's prosecutor general ordered Tuesday former president Hosni Mubarak put on trial on charges of corruption and conspiring in the deadly shootings of protesters during the uprising that ousted him, a step against a leader whose power was nearly unquestioned for three decades...
Central baseball team reaches Class 4 quarterfinals (05/25/11)
The Central High School baseball team fell into an early three-run hole in Tuesday's Class 4 sectional game against visiting Hillsboro. No big deal for the Tigers. Central faced a similar three-run deficit against Sikeston in last week's district final and also had to rally against Jackson in the semifinals...
Oran baseball team wins its rain-delayed sectional game vs. Cooter (05/25/11)
The Oran baseball team defeated Cooter 5-2 in a Class 1 sectional Tuesday.
St. Vincent soccer team dominates in Class 1 sectional (05/25/11)
The St. Vincent girls soccer team defeated St. Elizabeth Academy 3-0 in a Class 1 sectional Tuesday.
Oak Ridge baseball team sees season end in Class 1 sectionals (05/25/11)
The Blue Jays dropped a 9-2 decision in the Class 1 sectionals Tuesday
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Jason Cicardi (05/25/11)
In the days leading up to the Class 1 state track meet, Chaffee senior Jason Cicardi said he was ready for his high school career to be over. "I like sports, but I'm kind of ready for it all to be over -- get out of high school and start life," Cicardi said...
Southeast Missouri State's Moses voted OVC baseball player of year (05/25/11)
Trenton Moses spent last year's Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament rooting on his Southeast Missouri State teammates from the sidelines. Moses, an Advance High School graduate, will enter this week's OVC tournament as the conference's player of the year after winning the award Tuesday night...
Southeast Missouri State's Adamson selected Capital One Academic All-American third team (05/25/11)
Southeast Missouri State senior left fielder Michael Adamson has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Adamson, who has a 3.78 grade-point average in education, is seventh in the Ohio Valley Conference with a .365 batting average...
Southeast Missouri State avoids sanctions in NCAA's latest APR report (05/25/11)
Southeast Missouri State athletics received a clean bill of health regarding the NCAA's annual Academic Progress Rate results released Tuesday. None of Southeast's 15 sports were hit with any penalties from the NCAA for the 2011-12 season. Both the football and men's basketball programs lost scholarships for APR scores deemed subpar by the NCAA last year...
Descalso lifts Cardinals to 11-inning win (05/25/11)
SAN DIEGO -- Daniel Descalso singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the 11th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals won 3-2 on Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres, who had only two hits. Descalso's sharp one-hopper off the glove of diving second baseman Orlando Hudson -- his third hit -- scored Allen Craig, who drew a leadoff walk off Ernesto Frieri (1-2) and stole second. Frieri struck out Skip Schumaker and rookie Tony Cruz, who had three hits in his big league debut...
Patricia Wells: A salad with it all ... but fruit (05/25/11)
Patricia Wells wants her salads to have it all -- fresh seasonal ingredients, bright colors, crunch and a bit of lean protein. Well, almost all. "I generally do not like fruit in my salads, though I do enjoy cantaloupe or watermelon from time to time," Wells, author of numerous cookbooks, said in an email interview...
When soil is too wet to plant, try container gardening (05/25/11)
A common lament this spring because of all the rain is that few gardeners can get into their vegetable or flower garden to get any planting done. The soils are just too wet. In addition, about the time it looks like soils are going to dry out, it rains again...
Reader shares bounty of online recipe swap (05/25/11)
I have put aside some recipes I received and decided this is the perfect day to share a few of those with you. There is no theme for today, just a variety of entrees and a dessert that I will be making soon. All of the recipes today are from Jodi Thompson of Jackson. Jodi has a large Internet recipe swap group. I get several recipes from her a week and always find a couple to save and try. I hope you find these enticing as well and can add them to your recipe collection...
Frank Kaufmann (05/25/11)
UNIONTOWN, Mo. -- Frank W. Kaufmann, 78, of Uniontown died Monday, May 23, 2011, at his home. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 6:30 to 8:15 a.m. Saturday at Young and Sons East Perry Chapel in Altenburg, Mo. An American Legion wake will be held at 7 p.m. Friday...
Louis Gendron (05/25/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Louis Lesar Gendron, 86, of Anna, formerly of Thebes, Ill., died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at his home. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time Friday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna...
Lennert Reisenbichler (05/25/11)
Lennert Reisenbichler, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Edward Ringwald (05/25/11)
Edward Ringwald, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. He was born March 2, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, to Alvin and Florence Schearf Ringwald. Edward graduated from Trinity Lutheran School in 1937 and from Central High School in 1941...
Mary Joyce (05/25/11)
Mary Ann Joyce, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 22, 2011, at the family home. She was born May 15, 1934, in Oran, Mo., to Herman and Anna Marie Halter Sturm. She married Bud Joyce Sr. in 1951. He preceded her in death in 1998. Joyce was a waitress at Cheshire Inn in Clayton, Mo...
Births 5/25/11 (05/25/11)
Daughter to Charles Clyde and Sheila Kay Reynolds of Chaffee, Mo., Southeast Hospital, 11:47 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2011. Name, Natalie Rose. Weight, 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Second daughter. Mrs. Reynolds is the former Sheila Bevell, daughter of Claudette Radford of Delta and Kevin Bevell. Reynolds is the son of Ken Reynolds and Stacy Reynolds of Delta...
Cape Girardeau fire report 5/25/11 (05/25/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Jackson police/fire report 5/25/11 (05/25/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Theft...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/25/11 (05/25/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 5/25/11 (05/25/11)
The congregation of Mount Auburn Christian Church holds a patriotic memorial service in the morning; it features patriotic music, with both congregational and special singing. More than 42,000 people make up a human chain through Cape Girardeau County, the local effort in the nationwide "Hands Across America" fundraising effort; the line extends from the Perry County line to the Mississippi River bridge, with Illinois Sen. ...
The Fed should de-emphasize core inflation (05/25/11)
Core versus headline inflation has been a long-standing issue for the Federal Reserve's monetary policymaking body, the Federal Open Market Committee. In recent months, the topic has gained more attention outside the Fed with consumers facing rising energy prices...
Retiring 'outside the box' (05/25/11)
Isn't it funny how some minor issues simply bug the heck out of you? OK, so granted I get irritated and bugged by stupid political reasoning. I get bugged by cultural changes that are so blatantly ridiculous that it leaves you scratching your head. Heck, I could go endlessly into those everyday items that leave you rolling your eyes and saying, "Seriously?"...
Absent parents (05/25/11)
Having both a mother and father actively involved in a child's life is critical to their development. But for some children, especially those who have a parent in prison, the basic family unit is not complete. Statistics show that children whose parents are incarcerated make up more than 2 percent of the U.S. population, and unfortunately for the past two decades the figures have trended upward...
Speak Out 5/25/11 (05/25/11)
I think the city is really missing an opportunity by not taking the old swimming pool at Capaha Park and turning it into a skateboard park. They're going to spend $90,000 to tear it down. They can spend half of that and have a much nicer skateboard park in a nicer part of town with lights and everything...
Prayer 5/25/11 (05/25/11)
Lord Jesus, keep a hedge of protection over us, protecting us from violent weather. Amen.
Relief Trailer For Joplin (05/25/11)
Drop off any items at CrossRoads Fellowship on Wednesday before 5:00. The trailer will be delivered on Thursday. Gift cards are welcome, but please note that the Joplin Wal-Mart was destroyed. Target, Save-A-Lot, Visa Gift Cards, Caseys. Any items are welcome, but these are most in need:...
Lightning vs.Rainbow (05/25/11)
Taken after the storm on Wednesday
Micelangelo's Pieta (05/25/11)
Michelangelo's most famous Pieta. On view behind protective glass in the Vatican. Some talent is God given. If you have the chance to see this, don't pass it up for something else.
May 20th fire in Jackson (05/25/11)
Fire in Jackson in the early morning hours of Friday May 20th
Memorial Shadow (05/25/11)
In honor of Memorial Day - I came upon this scene last Fall of a shadow cast from the Union soldier statue onto the Confederate Monument in the Cape Girardeau Courthouse Park.
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