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Stories from Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sikeston woman killed in car accident (06/14/11)
BERTRAND, Mo. -- A Sikeston woman was killed after her vehicle struck a tree Sunday in Mississippi County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 5:24 p.m. Regina K. Bollerud, 52, of Sikeston was traveling eastbound on U.S. 62 just west of Bertrand when her vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. Bollerud was pronounced dead at 6 p.m. by Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker and taken to McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston...
Big River moves forward on Southeast Missouri broadband expansion (06/14/11)
Big River Telephone Company is moving forward on its $33 million wireless broadband Internet project now that is has secured federal stimulus funding. Since Gov. Jay Nixon joined company management to announce $24 million in funding last August through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's broadband initiative, the project has been on hold...
Cape Girardeau man dies on Colorado bike tour (06/14/11)
MINTURN, Colo. (AP) -- A 67-year-old Missouri man who died after crashing on a western Colorado mountain pass in the Ride the Rockies bicycle tour has been identified. Jim Deblois of Cape Girardeau, was found Monday on Tennessee Pass, a road peaking at 10,424 feet in central Colorado. Eagle County coroner Kara Bettis released his name Tuesday and said an autopsy was being conducted...
Poplar Bluff man convicted of manslaughter in shooting death (06/14/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Butler County jury took about five hours Friday to convict a Poplar Bluff man of a manslaughter charge in connection with the March 2010 death of sister-in-law's longtime boyfriend...
Scott City considers rental property inspection program (06/14/11)
It would be a while, at least six months according to Mayor Tim Porch, but landlords in Scott City could eventually be subject to rental inspections after each new renter. The details of the inspection process haven't yet been discussed among city officials, but Porch said he plans to ask Scott City council members to revisit the topic in July, once the city's annual budget is finalized...
City in talks for 'short-term' lease with Commander creditors (06/14/11)
As far as Cape Girardeau city manager Scott Meyer is concerned, the city's tumultuous -- and costly -- six-year relationship with Commander Premier comes to an end Thursday when an eviction date arrives. But Meyer is in talks that would allow one of the long-struggling airplane manufacturer's creditors to rent out the city-owned airport property ...
Cape house party stabbing suspect waives hearing (06/14/11)
An Arkansas man who allegedly stabbed another man during a May party in Cape Girardeau waived his preliminary hearing Monday at the Cape Girardeau County courthouse. Brandin Rowe, 20, of Jonesboro, will now appear before a Division II court judge June 20. ...
SoutheastHEALTH CEO resigns, board cites management differences (06/14/11)
Citing differences in management philosophy, SoutheastHEALTH CEO Debbie Linnes has resigned after less than two years on the job. Linnes came to Southeast in September 2009, after serving as CEO at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo.
Local business icon, community volunteer Chap Arnold dies (06/14/11)
Chap Arnold will be buried 40 years to the day that he started his insurance company, a family business that his daughters will now carry on. Arnold, founder of Chap Arnold Insurance, died Sunday at age 69. He entered the insurance business following in the footsteps of his mother, Ferne Arnold. She was an insurance broker herself.
NARS to announce 100-job expansion (06/14/11)
National Asset Recovery Services is expected to announce a significant expansion to its Cape Girardeau call center staff at 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to Mitch Robinson, executive director of Cape Girardeau Area Magnet. According to its website, the financial services and business process outsourcing company is hiring more than 100 new employees in Cape Girardeau...
Work on next phase of Old Orchard Road project to start in July (06/14/11)
City officials in Jackson said work will begin by late July on Phase III of the South Old Orchard Road Improvement Project, which when finished will serve as a new north-south route along Interstate 55 with potential to draw in future commercial and industrial business...
Pipe work closes Route N in Cape County (06/14/11)
Route N in Cape Girardeau County will be closed today through Thursday, while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway. The road will be closed at various locations between County Road 257 and Highway 25. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. For additional information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Red Cross closing shelter on Joplin campus (06/14/11)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- The American Red Cross is vowing not to abandon people displaced by the tornado in Joplin even as it prepares to close a large shelter at the Missouri Southern State University. The shelter at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center will close at 5 p.m. today, the Red Cross said. About 67 people were using the shelter when the closing was announced Friday...
Two Missouri River levees break (06/14/11)
HAMBURG, Iowa -- The swollen Missouri River ruptured two levees in northwest Missouri on Monday, sending torrents of floodwater over rural farmland toward a small town in Iowa and a resort community in Missouri. Water rushing from a nearly 300-foot-wide hole in a levee near Hamburg was expected to continue widening the breach and reach the top of a secondary levee protecting the southwest Iowa town by Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers said. ...
Airlines collected $3.4 billion in bag fees in 2010 (06/14/11)
NEW YORK -- Passengers hate them, but airlines can't afford to give them up -- those aggravating bag fees. U.S. airlines collected $3.4 billion for checked luggage last year, according to a government report issued Monday. That's up 24 percent from 2009 and a big reason the industry made money again after three years of losses...
School turns lawn care over to sheep (06/14/11)
CARLISLE, Pa. -- A central Pennsylvania school has a woolly plan to keep its grass neatly trimmed. The Carlisle Area School District says it can save up to $15,000 a year by turning over some landscaping chores to sheep. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reports the district is using the sheep to keep the grass near its solar panels neatly trimmed. The sheep nibble grass in the morning and take refuge in the shade of the panels in the afternoon...
Obama pledges focus on job creation (06/14/11)
DURHAM, N.C. -- Beset by a grim employment picture, President Barack Obama on Monday pledged to ease the way for businesses to expand hiring and offered assurances to an anxious public that he is focused on creating jobs -- the top political issue heading into the 2012 election and the Achilles heel of his presidency...
Snow run-off welcome in thirsty Southwest states (06/14/11)
LAS VEGAS -- Communities below the snow-capped mountains of the West are bracing against the swelling rivers and flooding that come with the spring thaw. In the drought-ravaged cities of the Southwest, however, the deluge is cause for celebration...
Arizona fire fight moves to N.M. border (06/14/11)
RESERVE, N.M. -- Crews who've been battling a massive wildfire in eastern Arizona for two weeks shifted their focus Monday to New Mexico, where they lit fires to stop its advance and protect another mountain town in its path. In the opposite corner of New Mexico, near the Colorado border, winds kicked up flames at a wildfire that had already forced evacuations and closed 20 miles of the main north-south highway through both states...
Shortcomings now in focus as European E. coli outbreak ebbs (06/14/11)
BERLIN -- The battle against Europe's deadly E. coli outbreak descended into cacophony and confusion. Now that the crisis is stabilizing, German officials acknowledge lessons to be learned. Among the problems: a tangle of federal and regional authorities, chaotic communication and a system for reporting cases that many say is antiquated...
Fleeing Syrians find refuge in Turkey (06/14/11)
GUVECCI, Turkey -- Syrians streamed across the border Monday into neighboring Turkey, finding sanctuary in refugee camps ringed by barbed wire and offering a frightening picture of life back home where a deadly crackdown on dissent is fueling a popular revolt...
With president ill, Yemeni factions consider deal to transfer his power (06/14/11)
SANAA, Yemen -- Yemen's acting president agreed Monday with opposition parties to begin discussions on how to transfer power from the country's embattled president, an opposition spokesman said. The official, Abdullah Oubal, said the agreement provided for the opposition and President Ali Abdullah Saleh's ruling party to open a dialogue to find a way to ease Saleh out of office in accordance with proposals put forward by Yemen's Gulf neighbors. ...
Hezbollah rise in Lebanon boosts influence elsewhere (06/14/11)
BEIRUT -- Hezbollah and its allies rose to a position of unprecedented dominance in Lebanon's government Monday, giving its patrons Syria and Iran greater sway in the Middle East. Lebanon Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced a new Cabinet dominated by the militant group and its allies after the country has operated for five months without a functioning government. ...
Oran's Heuring, Elfrink selected all-state first team in baseball (06/14/11)
Oak Ridge's Thomas also was named to the Class 1 baseball team
Cape outduels Jackson in opener of Legion doubleheader (06/14/11)
American Legion pitching matchups don't get much better than what took place Monday at Capaha Field. Brett Thomas, who has signed to play baseball at the University of Missouri, took the mound for Jackson Post 158. Cody Livesay, selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 42nd round of last week's amateur draft, was on the hill for Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons Post 63...
Area digest 6/14/11 (06/14/11)
Jackson's Jack Litzelfelner III shot a 77 to win the Tennessee Junior Callaway state championship golf tournament. Litzelfelner's victory earned him a spot in the Callaway Junior World Championships next month at the Riverwalk Golf Club in San Diego...
Celebrate Dad with a healthy, indulgent burger - bacon and all (06/14/11)
An indulgent burger can be the perfect treat for Dad on Father's Day, but it's hard to balance that sentiment with the urge to keep him healthy. That doesn't mean you have to toss out the idea of a real burger. You just need to think moderation to create the kind of sandwich that would please even the most avid burger guy...
Drug reduces risk of breast cancer (06/14/11)
CHICAGO -- Millions of women at higher-than-usual risk of breast cancer have a new option for preventing the disease. Pfizer Inc.'s Aromasin cut the risk of developing breast cancer by more than half -- without the side effects that have curbed enthusiasm for other prevention drugs, a major study found...
'Mormon,' 'War Horse' are the big winners at Tonys (06/14/11)
NEW YORK -- A slew of acclaimed shows were up for Tony Awards in a remarkably competitive year, but a production that wasn't even eligible still managed to cast a shadow -- well, shall we make that a web? -- over the proceedings. On a night when the hilariously profane "The Book of Mormon" reigned supreme, the famously troubled "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" got attention both positive and negative at Sunday's Tonys. ...
Seniors face Medicare cost barrier for cancer meds (06/14/11)
WASHINGTON -- Chemotherapy is now available in a pill, but if you have Medicare, you may not be able to afford it. That's what happened to Rita Moore when she took her prescription for a medication to treat kidney cancer to her local drugstore. She was stunned when the pharmacist told her a month's supply of the pills would cost $2,400, more than she makes...
Michael Romans (06/14/11)
Michael Romans of Pace, Fla., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Funeral services were private, with burial in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Rockport, Ind. Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Florence Boland (06/14/11)
Florence Boland, 89, formerly of Georgetown, Ill., and Kingman, Ind., died Saturday, June 11, 2011, in Cape Girardeau. She lived in the Cape Girardeau area the past seven years. She was born Feb. 12, 1922, in Ridge Farm, Ill., daughter of Richard Golden and Nellie Foster Haworth. She and Donald L. Boland were married Dec. 26, 1939, in Newport, Ind. Don passed away July 23, 1995...
Nellie Robertson (06/14/11)
Nellie Jackson Robertson, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to service time Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Paul D. Jackson officiating. Committal service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Ironton, Mo...
Jane Werner (06/14/11)
Jane Capitola Werner, 95, of Jackson died Sunday, June 12, 2011, at her home. She was born April 10, 1916, in St. Paul, Minn., to Charles and Marie Nelson VanBuren Hedge. She and Herbert W. Werner were married Nov. 24, 1937. Jane was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau...
Rodney Green (06/14/11)
BERNIE, Mo. -- Rodney D. Green, 56, of Bernie died Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. He was born Sept. 2, 1954, at Kennett, Mo., son of Dale and Betty Jo Bowman Green. He and Mary Hueckel Ward were married June 17, 2005, at Essex, Mo...
Chap Arnold (06/14/11)
Raymond Chapman Arnold, 69, of Scott City left this earthly world Sunday, June 12, 2011, and entered his heavenly reward. He was born Feb. 6, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, to Raymond and Ferne Wright Arnold. He and Connie Woods were married July 18, 1969, in Sikeston, Mo...
Paul Theiss (06/14/11)
UNIONTOWN, Mo. -- Paul H. Theiss, 89, of Uniontown died Monday, June 13, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 7, 1921, in Wittenberg, Mo., son of Paul Ehegott and Clara Magdalena Hilpert Theiss. He and Helen M. Lohmann were married June 14, 1953...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/14/11 (06/14/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/14/11 (06/14/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson police report 6/14/11 (06/14/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts...
Out of the past 6/14/11 (06/14/11)
U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson, R-Mo., comments on the state of agriculture at a news conference at Cape County Park, where a political picnic kicks off his re-election campaign. Sergeant Joe Matthews, who spent most of his career with the Missouri State Highway Patrol teaching young people about traffic safety, dies at Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Beautification process ongoing in Cape (06/14/11)
We live in a beautiful city, punctuated by the Mississippi River, trees, rolling hills, temperate climate with beautiful spring and fall seasons. We have a unique asset with the many thousands of trees throughout our community. Our council and staff have had a very busy year with gaming, waste water, several citizen voting issues, revising zoning and development codes, commercial and industrial development issues, etc., etc...
Congressional votes for June 3 through June 9 (06/14/11)
YEAS: Rep. W. Todd Akin R-MO (2nd), Rep. Jo Ann Emerson R-MO (8th), Rep. Sam Graves R-MO (6th), Rep. Vicky Hartzler R-MO (4th), Rep. Billy Long R-MO (7th), Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer R-MO (9th) NAYS: Rep. Russ Carnahan D-MO (3rd), Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay Jr. D-MO (1st), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver D-MO (5th)...
Walnut successes (06/14/11)
When you think about agriculture in Southeast Missouri, do you think about walnuts? Maybe you should. Mark Nussbaum, a walnut tree farmer from Cape Girardeau, was named the 2010 Tree Farmer of the Year by the Missouri Walnut Council. And he's not the only successful walnut farmer in the area. Nussbaum saw his business take off after using seed nuts obtained from Dr. Richard Martin, who has a walnut tree farm south of Gordonville...
Defending Andy Juden Sr. (06/14/11)
Bloomfield Road is older than the City of Cape Girardeau and its beauty has been an attraction for locals as well as visitors from other cities and counties. The road poses no danger to those who are not speeding. Most roads pose a threat to those who do speed...
Speak Out 6/14/11 (06/14/11)
I was at a local retail store with my elderly father who was wanting to get out and look for some personal items. He is a WWII vet and has severe heart and lung problems that limit his ability to walk very long. This retail store has no motorized shopping carts or a wheelchair with a basket attached. ...
Prayer 06/14/11 (06/14/11)
Protect us, O God, from evil and give us wisdom to forgive when asked. Amen.
Kelly Middle School volunteers at Food Bank (06/14/11)
On Tuesday June 14th, Kelly Middle School students at the Southeast Missouri Area Food Bank. The students have been under the direction of Trienna Quillman, Christina Dodd, Karma Beardslee, and Tracy Siebert.
Kelly Middle School volunteers at Food Bank (06/14/11)
Kelly Middle School summer school students volunteered at the Southeast Missouri Area Food bank on Tuesday, June 14th. The students have been under the direction of Trienna Quillman, Christina Dodd, Karma Beardslee, and Tracy Siebert.
Jackson Jr. Indians 11U take gold at ShowMe Games (06/14/11)
The Jackson Jr. Indians 11 and Under won the gold at the ShowMe Games on 6-12-11 for the 2nd year in a row. Coaches L to R: Kent Quade, Tom Bradley, Eric Friedrich, Kevin Welker back row L to R: Landon Sides 74, Bo Goddard 16, Matthew Perkins 79, Owen Leible 76, Bryan Johnson 99, Ethan Gatzmeyer 13, Ethan Laster 23...
Superman (06/14/11)
Went to Metropolis Saturday and got this great pic of Superman and Wonder Woman.
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