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Stories from Thursday, June 9, 2011

Investigators receive numerous phone calls about Waller case (06/09/11)
The Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case Squad was releasing no new information Thursday afternoon on the disappearance of Jacque Sue Waller, except that police are following up on leads that have surfaced since Monday -- when the team of investigators made a plea for the public's help...
Several Illinois counties granted disaster declaration (06/09/11)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Jim Melton was waiting Wednesday on the proper paperwork to begin rebuilding his life -- his home, his business, his past, all drowned under floodwaters unimagined until this spring.
MoDOT plan that includes shutting down Southeast Missouri facilities approved (06/09/11)
A five-year cost cutting plan proposed by the Missouri Department of Transportation was approved today by the the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The plan will result in the reduction of 1,200 employees, 135 facilities and 740 pieces of equipment in an effort to save more than $500 million in the first year. ...
Former Jefferson School makes state list of 'most endangered' historical places (06/09/11)
Open windows, busted or boarded up. Obscenities, in paint, across the building's fading red brick. Litter, along with haphazardly placed lumber and other debris. And, most noticeably, the roof and its gaping hole, allowing all of Mother Nature into the 107-year-old south Cape Girardeau structure...
Defining Jacque Sue Waller: Family, friends, co-workers reflect on missing area woman (06/09/11)
Jacque Sue Waller, the woman missing from Jackson since June 1, knew the risks of in vitro fertilization. It may not work, a doctor told her more than five years ago, or worse, it would and she'd carry the triplets to term and one, or maybe two of them, wouldn't survive. It didn't scare her, though; Waller wanted babies. All she wanted was to be a mother...
Local police consulting FBI on Waller case (06/09/11)
The St. Louis division of the FBI is monitoring the Jacque Waller missing person case closely but is not officially investigating the woman's June 1 disappearance, a spokeswoman for the agency said Wednesday.
Cape Girardeau County revisiting state's mandate on employee (06/09/11)
A state law concerning the underemployed has placed Cape Girardeau County in a financial quandary: Either increase the hours and pay of a part-time employee or compensate her the difference in unemployment. The question is tied to a 1998 law that some say penalizes public and not-for-profit entities for paying unemployment compensation claims as they come in...
Missouri Foundation for Health makes emergency grants in hard-hit areas (06/09/11)
The Missouri Foundation for Health awarded more than half a million dollars in emergency relief grants to 14 not-for-profit organizations in parts of Missouri effected by recent tornadoes and flooding. The grants will provide relief to health-focused organizations aiding residents in weather-ravaged communities...
Cape County disabilities board meeting not posted in time, president says (06/09/11)
Nobody is saying exactly what a last-minute county disabilities board meeting scheduled for this morning is about, but some suggest the meeting shouldn't be happening at all -- at least not yet. And that includes Dory Johnson, president of the Cape County Board for Developmentally Disabled, which has a special closed-session meeting set to begin at 7 a.m. today...
KRCU honored at broadcasters meeting (06/09/11)
KRCU at Southeast Missouri State University picked up a first-place award Saturday at the Missouri Broadcasters Association's annual convention and awards presentation at The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Mo. The public radio station earned top honors in the documentary/public affairs category for the station's production of "The Ghosts of the Mississippi." On the show, KRCU producer Jacob McCleland and Southeast history professor Joel Rhodes share tales of ghostlike shadows in the Cairo Fire Department and the thundering of railroading sledgehammers, among other stories. ...
Driver charged with DWI in early morning Perry County wreck (06/09/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Two Perryville residents were injured in a rollover car accident early Wednesday on U.S. 61. The accident occurred around 1:35 a.m. less than a mile north of Perry County Road 801. Kaylee R. Emmendorfer, 21, who sustained moderate injuries, traveled off the right side of the road, overcorrected and rolled her vehicle, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. ...
Scott County government to start Facebook page (06/09/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Facebook users will soon have more to like about Scott County. During their regular meeting Tuesday, county commissioners gave the green light to Amber Scudder, county emergency management director, to establish a "Scott County, Missouri" Facebook page...
Heat grips much of nation (06/09/11)
WASHINGTON -- The mercury climbed into the 90s across more than half the country Wednesday in an early-June blast of August-like heat, forcing schools with no air conditioning to let students go home early and cities to open cooling centers. And scientists say we had better get used to it...
2 Arizona towns to empty as wildfire nears (06/09/11)
SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. -- A raging forest fire in eastern Arizona that already forced thousands from their homes headed Wednesday for a pair of transmission lines that supply electricity to hundreds of thousands of people as far east as Texas. The 607-square-mile blaze is expected to reach the power lines as early as Friday. If the lines are damaged, parts of New Mexico and Texas could face rolling blackouts...
Bin Laden documents sharpen U.S. aim (06/09/11)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is tracking possible new terror targets and stepping up surveillance of operatives previously considered minor al-Qaida figures after digging through the mountain of correspondence seized from Osama bin Laden's hide-out, officials say. The trove of material is filling in blanks on how al-Qaida operatives work, think and fit in the organization, they say...
Delta bag fees for soldiers ignites YouTube backlash (06/09/11)
WASHINGTON -- Delta Air Lines hastily changed its baggage fees for troops Wednesday after a YouTube video showed soldiers complaining that they had to pay $200 apiece to check extra bags as they made their way home from Afghanistan. The video was posted Tuesday and was viewed almost 200,000 times before it was removed the next day by the person who put it up. ...
Gadhafi forces strike rebels in Libya; NATO pounds Tripoli (06/09/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, increasingly cornered under an upturn in NATO airstrikes, lashed back with renewed shelling of the western city of Misrata Wednesday, killing 10 rebel fighters. The international alliance said it remained determined to keep pounding Gadhafi forces from the air but would play no military role in the transition to democratic rule in oil-rich North African country once the erratic leader's 42-year rule was ended...
Bin Laden's No. 2: Muslims will destroy U.S. (06/09/11)
CAIRO -- Osama bin Laden's deputy warned Wednesday that America faces not individual terrorists or groups but an international community of Muslims who seek to destroy it and its allies. He was delivering a 28-minute videotaped eulogy to slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden...
OPEC leaves output increase on hold; price of oil jumps (06/09/11)
VIENNA -- OPEC unexpectedly left its production levels unchanged Wednesday, causing oil prices to jump as senior officials said their meeting ended in disarray. OPEC officials said that because of a policy deadlock, the group will maintain output ceilings with the option of meeting within the next three months to consider an increase...
Syrian forces converge on rebellious northern town (06/09/11)
BEIRUT -- Thousands of elite troops led by Syrian President Bashar Assad's brother converged Wednesday on a restive northern area, and neighboring villages warned that the convoys of tanks were approaching, a resident and a Syrian activist said...
High school honors list (06/09/11)
All-conference and all-district lists for baseball and softball teams in the Southeast Missourian's coverage area.
Refurbished Jaycee Municipal Golf Course enjoys increased traffic (06/09/11)
Jack James watched intently as his long eagle putt crept across the 14th green before cresting, hitting the downslope and diving to the right. It looked like a mulligan putt well spent at the Woodland girls basketball team tournament Friday at Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course...
Cape Senior Legion rolls past Charleston Senior Babe Ruth (06/09/11)
Cody Livesay capped an outstanding day in style Wednesday. The outfielder went 4 for 4 with four RBIs in the Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons Post 63 American Legion baseball team's 12-2 seven-inning victory over the Charleston Senior Babe Ruth team at Capaha Field...
Braves draft Cape Legion outfielder in 42nd round (06/09/11)
Wednesday's final day of Major League Baseball's 50-round amateur draft featured a pair of selections with local ties. Outfielder Cody Livesay, a recent graduate of Anna-Jonesboro (Ill.) High School who is in his first year with the Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons American Legion team, was taken by the Atlanta Braves in the 42nd round...
Norris karate-chops Cardinals' bats (06/09/11)
HOUSTON -- Having a no-hitter broken up in the seventh inning always hurts. Seeing it broken up by a former teammate probably stings a bit worse. Bud Norris took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and teamed with Mark Melancon to hold the St. Louis Cardinals to two hits in the Houston Astros' 4-1 win Wednesday night...
Hooked on Science: Crickets can help you know the temperature (06/09/11)
Don't have a thermometer? Don't need one. All you need is a little help from an insect. STEP 2: Subtract 40 from that number, divide the result by four and add 50. The final result is close to the temperature of the environment the cricket calls home. ...
who's neXt 6/9/11 (06/09/11)
Scholarships n Preston Todd Beal, a recent graduate of Advance High School, has received the MFA Foundation Scholarship, sponsored by SEMO MFA Agri Services in Advance, Mo. He plans to attend Murray State University in Murray, Ky. -- From staff reports...
International mission to map ocean's salt (06/09/11)
LOS ANGELES -- An international mission will chart the saltiness of the ocean -- from outer space. An Argentine-built spacecraft carrying instruments from the United States and other nations is set to launch today from Vandenberg Air Force Base along the central California coast aboard a Delta 2 rocket...
neXt up 6/9/11 (06/09/11)
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They're No. 1: Lucy Gage, Saxony Lutheran High School valedictorian (06/09/11)
The Southeast Missourian introduces you to the area's valedictorians.
Summer adventures: Part 1 (06/09/11)
Summer is the time to relax, hang out with friends and family, and have fun adventures to tell about when school starts up again in August. You don't have to leave Southeast Missouri to find adventure this summer. If you're yearning for adventure or looking for fun places to relax with friends while staying in the area, we've got you covered. Check this spot and check something off your summer bucket list every other week without having to stray too far from home, with tips from Mia Pohlman...
They're No. 1: Kevin Tew, Kelly High School valedictorian (06/09/11)
The Southeast Missourian introduces you to the area's valedictorians.
Don't know much about history (06/09/11)
June 9, 2011 Dear Leslie, I didn't pay much attention in American history class either. The going could be dry, especially in the days before PowerPoint presentations. Lots of dates to memorize, less context to make the dates meaningful. In one history class I painted old-fashioned two-legged wooden clothespins to look like Redcoats and mounted them on a papier-mache hill. That is what I know about the Battle of Bunker Hill...
Gleeda Rose (06/09/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Gleeda L. Rose, 95, of Cairo died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at Jackson County Rehab Center in Murphysboro, Ill. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Barkett Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mike Shearer officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens at Villa Ridge, Ill...
Jesse Todd (06/09/11)
Jesse J. Todd, 98, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. He was born March 27, 1913, in Gibson, Mo., to James Alexander and Janie Lee Floyd Todd. He married Sydney Lou Sutherland. She preceded him in death. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Little Francis of Cape Girardeau, Frances Little Grubb of New Bern, N.C.; a brother, William "Bill" Todd of St. ...
Hilda Deevers (06/09/11)
Hilda A.R. Deevers, 98, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, June 6, 2011, at her home. She was born Jan. 6, 1913, in Cape Girardeau, to William C. and Mamie Hett Deevers. Hilda worked at International Shoe Co. more than 50 years. She belonged to Trinity Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school more than 20 years, and was very active in the Walther League many years...
Births 6/9/11 (06/09/11)
Daughter to McGraddie and Hannah Elizabeth Robinson of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 7:24 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2011. Name, Aubrie Grace. Weight, 7 pounds, 9 ounces. First child. Mrs. Robinson is the former Hannah Fowler, daughter of Kenny and Bambi Fowler of Jackson. She is a fourth-grade teacher with the Jackson School District. Robinson is the son of McGraddie and Gabrielle Robinson of Jackson. He is a police officer with the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/9/11 (06/09/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/9/11 (06/09/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police and fire report 6/9/11 (06/09/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Theft Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 6/9/11 (06/09/11)
Two of the decorative bollards surrounding the recently installed ornamental clock at the intersection of Main and Themis streets intersection were broken as the result of a one-vehicle accident at 5:30 a.m. Saturday; the uninjured driver abandoned the vehicle on Themis Street and left the scene; the clock wasn't damaged...
Saluting the valedictorians (06/09/11)
It's not easy being No. 1. Every week for the last several weeks we have had the pleasure of introducing the area's valedictorians to our readership. It's fun reading these profiles every week, whether it be the responses about the student's favorite teacher, his or her favorite high school memory and what each student will miss about high school...
Good job on Bloomfield (06/09/11)
I am writing to commend the city staff, including city engineers, for the outstanding job they have done in designing the improvements to Bloomfield Road. Bloomfield Road is a historic and beautiful corridor while at the same time heavily traveled and dangerous. ...
Speak Out 6/9/11 (06/09/11)
I share with another Speak Out caller an absolute adoration for Frisbee or, I prefer to call it, disc golf. If the weather is cooperative, I almost always play a round or two. FIRST it was the airport building and all the promises. We paid dearly and never received any of what they were promising. ...
Prayer 6/9/11 (06/09/11)
For those who are fearful or have experienced tragedy, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
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