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Stories from Thursday, July 7, 2011

Severe thunderstorm watch for Southeast Missouri (07/07/11)
The National Weather Service has placed all of Southeast Missouri and part of Southern Illinois under a severe thunderstorm watch until midnight. Local counties in the watch include Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Perry, Scott and Stoddard in Missouri and Alexander and Union counties in Illinois...
Buyers not put off by rising price of Southeast Missouri farmland (07/07/11)
With a weak dollar and a shaky stock market, farmland is becoming an increasingly appealing investment. Agricultural real estate broker Ken Cantrell of Cape Girardeau has a long waiting list of potential buyers looking for farms in Southeast Missouri. They aren't put off by record land prices, either...
Family offering cash reward in Waller case (07/07/11)
Nearly $4,000 has been donated to the Jacque Sue Waller reward fund set up mid-June as incentive for someone with information on the woman's June 1 disappearance to come forward. Waller's parents, Stan and Ruby Rawson, confirmed the reward Wednesday after the information was posted Tuesday on the "Find Jacque S Waller" Facebook page. The family said they'll give the money to anyone with information that leads them directly to their daughter...
Broadway building rehab to begin next week (07/07/11)
Kenny Pincksten calls it the ugliest building on Broadway. But he bought it anyway. And the Cape Girardeau developer hopes that once the 143-year-old structure at the corner of Broadway and Sprigg streets gets a makeover, it will encourage others to follow suit...
Electric car convention to be held at Cape airport in September (07/07/11)
While some Americans are paying $60 to fill their gas tanks every week, Jack Rickard and Brian Noto have found a way to keep their cars running for almost nothing. The two are organizing the first Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention, which will be Sept. ...
Man injured in Chaffee house fire (07/07/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Chaffee firefighters rescued a man Wednesday from his burning home at 508 N. 3rd St.
SEMO education dean becoming faculty member (07/07/11)
The dean of Southeast Missouri State University's College of Education will assume the role of tenured full-time faculty member, following evaluations of the university's deans and associate deans. Margaret Noe was the only dean among six not approved for continuance by Southeast's board of regents last week. ...
Fruitland man asks Jackson board to speed up annexation request decision (07/07/11)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen heard a plea from Fruitland resident Tim Sutterer to make a speedy decision on a petition that would begin an attempt to annex Fruitland into Jackson at Tuesday night's meeting. In December, Fruitland residents signed the petition and sent it to Jackson and Cape Girardeau as required by state law because of the community's proximity to the two cities. ...
Authorities go silent on discovery of bones in floodway (07/07/11)
Scores of bone fragments unearthed when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blasted the Birds Point-New Madrid levee could fall prey to looters and morbid treasure collectors, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. But while securing and mitigating the 6.5-acre site of the potentially ancient remains could take months, there will be no delay in rebuilding the levee, a corps spokesman assures...
Cape chamber coffee event moved because of holiday (07/07/11)
Due to the July 4 holiday, this month's Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee will be this Friday. Breakfast begins at 7 a.m. at the Show Me Center, followed by the program at 7:40 a.m. Marla Mills, executive director of Old Town Cape, will present this month's program...
Current River claims life of Tennessee man over holiday weekend (07/07/11)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- A weekend floating trip had a tragic ending for one group when a Dyersburg, Tenn., man drowned while trying to swim across Current River near Van Buren. At about 3:15 p.m. Saturday, a group, including 26-year-old Eugene Smith, had been floating when they stopped at the Sholte Hole gravel bar, north of Van Buren, said Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Dave Nelson...
Kinder repays more money to state for hotel expenses (07/07/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has now repaid the state more than $54,000 to cover in-state hotel expenses, but an auditor's review released Wednesday concluded that inadequate records make it impossible to tell how much of Kinder's costs were for official business versus personal or political activities.
Poplar Bluff bar manager charged with assaulting patron (07/07/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A warrant has been issued charging the manager of Cleopatra's Night Club with assaulting a patron there last week. Jonathon B. Dawe, 35, was charged Friday with second-degree assault by Butler County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Paul Oesterreicher...
Suit challenges Mo. voter photo ID (07/07/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Opponents of a voter photo identification requirement have filed a lawsuit seeking to strike a proposed constitutional amendment from Missouri's 2012 ballot, contending that the wording of the summary that voters would see is misleading...
Casey Anthony to be free next Wednesday (07/07/11)
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Casey Anthony will be freed next week after spending nearly three years in jail on accusations she murdered her 2-year-old daughter, a case that captured the nation's attention and divided many over whether a killer had been acquitted.
American auto industry, seeing growth in sales, is on hiring spree (07/07/11)
DETROIT -- Volkswagen opened a plant in Tennessee last month with 2,000 workers. Honda is hiring 1,000 in Indiana to meet demand for its best-selling Civic. General Motors is looking for 2,500 in Detroit to build the Chevy Volt. Two years after the end of the recession, the auto industry is hiring again -- and much faster than the rest of the economy. As an employer, it's growing faster than airplane manufacturers, shipbuilders, health care providers and the federal government...
Terrorists looking to implant bombs in humans (07/07/11)
WASHINGTON -- Airlines are being warned by the government that terrorists are considering surgically hiding bombs inside humans to evade airport security. And as a result, travelers may find themselves subjected to more scrutiny when flying in the heart of summer vacation season, especially to the U.S. from abroad...
Phone hacking scandal horrifies U.K. residents (07/07/11)
LONDON -- Britain's phone hacking scandal intensified Wednesday as the scope of tabloid intrusion into private voice mails became clearer: Murder victims. Terror victims. Film stars. Sports figures. Politicians. The royal family and entourage. Almost no one, it seems, was safe from a tabloid determined to beat its rivals, whatever it takes...
Venezuelan president's illness makes supporters ponder life without him (07/07/11)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Since Hugo Chavez became Venezuela's president more than 12 years ago, he's been a constant presence in the lives of Rosiri de Blanco and her family. The 41-year-old mother of four has loyally watched Chavez's weekly TV program "Hello, President" and received subsidized food from the popular markets his government set up...
Militants enter Pakistan in latest cross-border attack (07/07/11)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Hundreds of militants crossed from Afghanistan and attacked several border villages in Pakistan on Wednesday, triggering shootouts with local militias that killed at least five people, police said. It was the latest in a spate of such cross-border attacks, which have raised tensions between Kabul and Islamabad and undermined efforts on both sides to crack down on al-Qaida and the Taliban. ...
Jackson Senior Legion pulls out win (07/07/11)
Kendall Fay's two-out single in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the Jackson Senior American Legion baseball team to victory at a wood bat tournament in Independence, Mo. Jackson rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to force extra innings then won it in the eighth for the 6-5 victory over Independence...
Cardinals' rally runs out of gas (07/07/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Pinch-hitter Ramon Hernandez doubled in the go-ahead run in the 13th inning to help the Cincinnati Reds survive blowing an eight-run lead and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 on Wednesday night. The Red avoided a three-game sweep with the victory...
Blues sign two veteran forwards (07/07/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues signed veteran forwards Jamie Langenbrunner and Jason Arnott to one-year deals Wednesday. Each deal is worth $2.5 million, plus $300,000 in bonuses, and Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said the franchise isn't necessarily renting the players...
Safety tips for students abroad (07/07/11)
The allure of traveling abroad to study and experience other cultures continues to grow for teens across the country. U.S. student participation in study abroad programs has more than doubled over the last decade, according to the Institute of International Education...
Hooked on Science: Soda geyser (07/07/11)
Using a few materials from around the house, you can create a soda geyser. STEP 2: Open the 2-liter bottle of soda, place the soda on the ground, and put the index card over the opening. STEP 3: Load the candy into your launcher tube. STEP 4: Place the launcher tube directly above the opening of the bottle of soda. Keep the index card between the bottle and your launcher tube...
Who's next 7/7/11 (07/07/11)
Scholarships ACCOMPLISHMENTS announcements -- From staff reports Cory Bunger...
Summer adventures: Part 3 (07/07/11)
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...
neXt up 7/7/11 (07/07/11)
"The Zookeeper," rated PG @ Cape West 14 Cine "Horrible Bosses," rated R @ AMC Town Plaza 5 Saturday Sunday "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" Xbox 360, PC, PS3, Wii, DS "NCAA Football 12" Xbox 360, PS3 "UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System" Wii, PS3, Xbox 360...
Wondering what (07/07/11)
July 7, 2011 Dear Julie, While transferring her old reel-to-reel tapes onto CDs, my mother found a tape of my old friend David playing and singing three songs he'd written, including one we co-wrote for a creative writing class. It was about horses and Georgia, subjects we knew nothing about. That didn't matter to us then. Twenty-year-olds want to write about what they don't know, not what they do know...
Brenda Dysinger (07/07/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Brenda K. Dysinger, 69, of Chaffee died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 27, 1941, in Crump, to the late Clyde Estes and Maude Elizabeth Brown Austin. Brenda was a retired machine operator at Florsheim Shoe Co. and then Thorngate Ltd., both of Chaffee...
Reuben Fritzler (07/07/11)
Reuben Alexander Fritz-ler, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, July 1, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. He was born Dec. 5, 1921, in Kimball, Neb., to Peter and Elizabeth Grauberger Frohm Fritz-ler. He and Emalyn T. Schmidt were married June 9, 1946, in White, S.D., and recently celebrated 65 years of marriage...
Donald Witt (07/07/11)
Donald Wayne Witt, 64, of Hobe Sound, Fla., formerly of Scott City, died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Vernice Baumstark (07/07/11)
Vernice V. Baumstark, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Wilson (07/07/11)
James W. Wilson, 95, of Jackson died Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at his home. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
George Collins (07/07/11)
George F. Collins, 55, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 3, 2011, in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 30, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, to Ervin and Ollie Kesterson Collins. George was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors. Survivors include a daughter, Jessica (Terry) Koch of Scott City; a sister, Ruby Collins of Delta; two grandchildren, Olivia Ourth and Jaxon Koch of Scott City...
Gene Crump (07/07/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Gene Crump, 83, of Chaffee passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 2, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, son of Ollie Henry and Edith Sangwin Crump. He and Lurline N. Lambert were married April 19, 1985...
Births 7/7/11 (07/07/11)
Son to Deric Scott Dockins and Natasha Ann Ribble of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 3:35 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2011. Name, Matthew Scott. Weight, 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Fourth child, second son. Ms. Ribble is the daughter of Colleen Monighan of Cape Girardeau. She is owner of Photography by Natasha. Dockins is the son of Scott and Robin Jones of Perryvillle, Mo. He is a mechanic at Plaza Tire Service...
Jackson police/fire report 7/7/11 (07/07/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/7/11 (07/07/11)
*** Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Monday: * At 12:03 p.m., a building fire on North Spanish Street.
Cape Girardeau police report 7/7/11 (07/07/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 7/7/11 (07/07/11)
The Mingo Job Corps Center, scheduled to be closed as a Gramm-Rudman cost-saving measure, will remain open thanks to legislation signed recently by the president, says Rep. Bill Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau. A tentative 1986 tax rate of $2.35 per $100 assessed valuation -- a penny more than last year -- is set by the Cape Girardeau School Board following a public hearing at which no one appeared...
Pet Pals (07/07/11)
Have you ever had a less-than-stellar day only to come home and see your favorite four-legged friend wagging its tail in excitement that you were home? If this unconditional love that animals provide can brighten our day, think of the way it affects those dealing with medical problems...
U.S. corporations not overtaxed (07/07/11)
The Editorial Page of the June 10 Southeast Missourian carried an article titled "Want more jobs? The ideas are out there." This piece stated that the U.S. corporate tax rate of 34 percent is higher than the average 27 percent rate for other rich countries. It argued the United States should reduce its tax rate to 25 percent so our corporations can be competitive. However, it did not discuss in any form the tax credits or deductions which benefit corporations in the United States...
Speak Out 7/7/11 (07/07/11)
I live in another town and went to buy this paper from a vending machine on a Wednesday. I noticed all the papers were sold out and a handmade note in the window of machine stating "No coupons in today's paper." I drove to a nearby convenience store and bought a copy there and lo and behold there were plenty of coupons in that copy. ...
Prayer 7/7/11 (07/07/11)
O Heavenly Father, we're comforted by your promise that your words will not pass away. Amen.
His death was the beginning of a long journey (07/07/11)
A story base on the author's Sergeant Wright experience in Vietnam, his two near death experiences and processed by a kind and gentle spirit of a man name Jacob Gibbar. Jacob died saving the life of his daughter Catherine during the great flood of 1927 in a little town called Claryville Missouri. ...
Jackson FBLA Represents MO at National Conference (07/07/11)
Jackson, MO. -- Eight students and two advisers from Jackson Senior High School represented the state of Missouri at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida June 28-July 1, 2011. The eight Jackson students that qualified to attend are Jordan Thomas, Michael Riney, Victoria Schweer, Emily Holloway, Kathy Scienski, Ray Hecht, Ashley Stahlman, and Rachel Smith. ...
Scott City Kids Raise Money for Clean Water (07/07/11)
On Saturday, July 16th, the kids from Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Scott City will be holding a LemonAid Stand, and will be giving away free lemonade to raise money for a Nashville, TN charity. The LemonAid Stand will be accompanied by a yard sale and bake sale. All proceeds will be donated to Blood:Water Mission, for clean water and Aids clinics in sub-Saharan Africa...
KFVS12/The Heartland CW Donates to United Way (07/07/11)
Stephanie Byars presented a check for $9,176 to United Way on behalf of KFVS12/The Heartland CW. The funds are proceeds from the 3rd Annual 5KFVS Run/Walk held on May 14th.
Arrowhead Campground (07/07/11)
cooling off on the castor river with family and friends
Popcorn Anyone??? (07/07/11)
I thought this pic looked like a big popcorn ball. This was at least a 15 second shot of the firework.
Blooming Onion (07/07/11)
This firework reminds me of a sliced up onion!
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