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Stories from Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sprouting up: Nixon visits slowly healing New Madrid floodway (07/14/11)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Jay Nixon on Wednesday saw wide sections of scoured farmland, broken levees that have yet to be repaired and propane tanks that litter a usually scenic Missouri state park. But those images from the still lingering effects of the intentional breaching of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway weren't the strongest ones Missouri's governor left with...
Waller business cards found along Highway 177 (07/14/11)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield business cards belonging to Jacque Sue Waller, a mother of triplets missing from Jackson for 43 days, were found Monday on Highway 177 by a Cape Girardeau County resident, investigators said Wednesday.
Woman arrested on charges of altering prescription (07/14/11)
A Millersville woman was arrested by Cape Girardeau police Tuesday on allegations that she was attempting to fraudulently purchase Adderall at John's Pharmacy.
Two inmates may be charged for contraband, damage to Cape jail (07/14/11)
Three men in custody of Cape Girardeau authorities may be facing new charges after allegedly concealing contraband in the city's jail and destroying jail property. The men, whose names weren't released immediately Wednesday pending charges, were searched recently after returning to the jail from work release. ...
Washington police arrest estranged husband in shooting death of former Cape woman (07/14/11)
The estranged husband of a former Cape Girardeau woman who was found dead in her Bellingham, Wash., apartment July 5 was arrested Monday in connection to her death, according to a report from the Bellingham Herald. Keayn T. Dunya allegedly admitted to burning evidence that could have linked his girlfriend, Kara
Cape Partnership for Higher Education pleased with first year; second will have more courses (07/14/11)
Except for a few glitches, the Cape Girardeau Partnership for Higher Education has earned an A in its first year, according to the major players at the helm of the institution. And the partnership -- a "community college-like" initiative between Mineral Area College, Three Rivers College and Southeast Missouri State University -- is poised for significant enrollment growth as it enters the fall semester...
Regulators approve $172 million Ameren Missouri electric rate increase (07/14/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri utility regulators decided Wednesday to allow Ameren Missouri to increase electric rates by $172 million, but the state's largest utility will not be allowed to recover costs it sought for replacing the Taum Sauk reservoir after the previous one collapsed.
Doniphan man gets life for 2007 murder (07/14/11)
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- A judge formally sentenced a Doniphan, Mo., man Tuesday morning to life in prison for murdering his neighbor, whose badly beaten body was found inside his trailer. Presiding Circuit Judge David Evans sentenced Eddie Lee Marshall, 50, to life in prison without the possibility of probation or parole, according to a court official...
Area teacher nets Teach for America honors (07/14/11)
Cape Girardeau native Elizabeth Maki joins an elite class, selected as part of Teach for America 2011 corps. Teach for America is the national corps of top recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the pursuit of educational equity, according to a news release
Highway 25 in Stoddard County reduced to one lane for patching (07/14/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 25 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today through Wednesday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews patch the roadway. This section of road is from Route E at Bloomfield, Mo., to Route M. Weather permitting, work will be done from 7 a.m. ...
Pipe replacement closes Route CC in Perry County (07/14/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route CC in Perry County, Mo., will be closed today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe underneath the roadway. This section of road is from County Road 709 to County Road 710. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to noon. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. For additional information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Highway 25 in Stoddard County reduced for bridge repairs (07/14/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 25 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge maintenance. This bridge is between Highway 91 and County Road 220. Weather permitting, the work will be done today and Monday, from 7 a.m. ...
Route EE bridge in Cape County to close for improvements (07/14/11)
Work to replace the Route EE bridge over Drainage Ditch No. 14 in Cape Girardeau County is expected to begin Aug. 1, weather permitting. The road will remain closed from Highway 25 to Highway 77 as construction is underway
Two arrested in connection with Kennett, Mo., fatal shooting (07/14/11)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Charges have been filed against two Kennett residents in connection with the murder of 25-year-old Roosevelt Jackson, who was gunned down Monday.
In federal court: Cape Girardeau resident gets 10-year sentence for felony distribution of cocaine (07/14/11)
The U.S. attorney's office released the following information Tuesday for defendants who appeared before U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. SENTENCING Name: Tanarius D. Twiggs Age: 31 Residence: Cape Girardeau Charge: Three felony counts of distribution of cocaine...
Police: Search for ax-wielding man uncovers pot growing operation (07/14/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A search for an ax allegedly wielded by Poplar Bluff man in a Monday assault resulted in officers not only finding the ax, but a suspected indoor marijuana grow operation. At about 11:30 a.m., the Butler County Sheriff's Department received a call indicating there was a subject, later identified as Joseph Herschel Perigan, with an ax creating a disturbance at the apartments on South Westwood Boulevard, near the former Motor Harbor restaurant, said Deputy Mike Tinker...
Betty Ford headed to Mich. for burial, second funeral (07/14/11)
PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Thousands of well-wishers from seniors to toddlers waved, offered salutes or held their hands over their hearts in a tribute to Betty Ford as a motorcade carrying her body zigzagged from a California desert church to Palm Springs airport for her final flight home to Michigan...
U.S., Russia agree on rules for safer adoptions (07/14/11)
WASHINGTON -- The United States and Russia ended an ugly dispute over the abuse of adopted Russian children on Wednesday, with Washington signing an agreement that will increase oversight of adopting families to curtail possible maltreatment. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov signed the accord in a ceremony in Washington...
McConnell warns GOP not to help re-elect Obama (07/14/11)
WASHINGTON -- Failure to raise the U.S. debt limit would probably ensure President Barack Obama's re-election in 2012, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned fellow conservatives Wednesday, fresh evidence of deep GOP political divisions on an issue of paramount importance to the nation and its economy...
Bernanke: Fed ready to act if economy worsens (07/14/11)
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers Wednesday the Fed is ready to act if the economy gets weaker. He warned them that allowing the nation to default on its debt would send "shock waves through the entire financial system."...
Polar ice melting faster than usual (07/14/11)
WASHINGTON -- Warming air from climate change isn't the only thing that will speed ice melting near the poles -- so will the warming water beneath the ice, a new study points out. Increased melting of ice in Greenland and parts of Antarctica has been reported as a consequence of global warming, potentially raising sea levels...
Netflix price increase angers customers; some drop plan (07/14/11)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Some Netflix customers called it a slap in the face. Others a betrayal. Many threatened to drop the movie service. On Wednesday, many of them vented on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere, seething over Netflix Inc.'s decision to raise its prices by up to 60 percent for the millions of subscribers who want to rent DVDs by mail and watch movies online...
Alabama churches lead opposition to state immigration law (07/14/11)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- For some believers and church leaders, opposing Alabama's toughest-in-the-nation law against illegal immigration is a chance for Bible Belt redemption. During the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s, many state churches didn't join the fight to end Jim Crow laws and racial segregation. ...
Fla. doctors may not be allowed to ask patients about guns (07/14/11)
MIAMI -- Doctors in Florida are fighting a first-of-its-kind law requiring them to have a legitimate safety concern before they start asking a patient about guns. The physicians contend the new law is too broad and they should be free to ask patients and parents about firearms in the house to make sure people know how to keep them safely locked away. Doctors routinely offer similar advice about other household risks, from the dangers of tobacco use to swimming pools...
3 bombings minutes apart kill 21, wound 141 in India (07/14/11)
MUMBAI, India -- Three coordinated bombings tore through the heart of India's busy financial capital during rush hour Wednesday, killing 21 people and wounding 141 in the worst terror attack in the country since the 2008 Mumbai siege. Bloody bodies were strewn in the dirt of Mumbai's crowded neighborhoods and markets. ...
Murdoch drops bid for British Sky Broadcasting (07/14/11)
LONDON -- Rupert Murdoch's dream of controlling a British broadcasting behemoth turned to ashes Wednesday as he withdrew his bid for BSkyB -- the latest, biggest casualty of what Prime Minister David Cameron called the hacking "firestorm" sweeping through British politics, media and police...
Israeli leader defends contentious boycott law (07/14/11)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday defended a new law targeting local boycotts of West Bank settlements as the issue escalated into a battle over the limits of Israeli democracy. Supporters say the law is needed to counter what they consider "delegitimization" of Israel's very existence. Critics say it is a violation of the basic right of free speech and part of a trend by the government to stifle dissent...
United States begins drawdown of troops from Afghanistan (07/14/11)
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- The first troops to leave Afghanistan as part of the U.S. drawdown handed over their slice of battlefield Wednesday to a unit less than half their size and started packing for home. When the 650 members of the Iowa National Guard's 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment arrived in Afghanistan in November 2010, bases didn't have enough housing, translators were in short supply and chow halls were packed. ...
Ex-Redhawks football players to get shot at title (07/14/11)
Former Southeast Missouri State football players Henry Harris and Frank Knights will play in the gold medal game of the 2011 IFAF Senior World Championship in Austria on Saturday. Harris, a running back, and Knights, an offensive guard, are part of a Team USA squad that advanced to the title contest with Tuesday's 17-7 win over Mexico...
Chaffee eager to capture first state Senior Babe Ruth tourney title on home field (07/14/11)
The Squids hope to capture their first state title on their home field
Parity reigns in Senior American Legion district tourney (07/14/11)
Three Senior American Legion baseball squads boasting at least 24 victories highlight the District 14 tournament that begins Friday in Sikeston, Mo. And one of them is relegated to the last seed for the four-team, double-elimination event -- an indication that the tournament is up for grabs...
Jackson, Cape set to battle in Junior American Legion zone tourney (07/14/11)
The Cape Girardeau Plaza Tire Post 63 Junior American Legion baseball team will host the Zone 4 tournament beginning today at Central High School. Cape has an impressive comeback in last week's district tournament to thank for its current position. "We're excited," Cape coach Jacob May said. "This is where we've been working to get to all year. Our main goal all year was to prepare for the district tournament."...
Russell cards 71 to hold off Knudtson at Gateway Junior PGA tourney (07/14/11)
Jake Russell shot a 71 to win the boys 16 to 19 18 holes tour division at Wednesday's Gateway Junior PGA Series tournament at Westwood Hills Country Club in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Gunnar Knudtson carded a 74 for second place. Ryan West won the boys 14 to 15 18 holes division with an 83, a stroke better than Cody Likens' 84...
Cardinals lock up Garcia (07/14/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals solidified their rotation for the future, signing left-hander Jaime Garcia to a four-year contract extension Wednesday with club options for a fifth and sixth season. "Jaime is one the best young arms in baseball," Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said. "We are excited to have him as part of the core of our pitching staff for years to come."...
Hooked on Science: It's easy to make a flash fire with an orange peel (07/14/11)
STEP 2: Place the candle on a saucer and, using the grill lighter, ignite the candle. STEP 3: Hold a piece of the peeling with the outside close to the flame and squeeze. The orange peel contains oil. This oil gives an orange its smell and is flammable. As you squeeze the peeling, the oil squirts into the flame, creating a flash. This oil is used for flavoring, insecticides, in air fresheners and in cleaning products...
who's neXt 7/14/11 (07/14/11)
Scholarship -- From staff reports Sarah Powell ...
They're No. 1: Megan Davis, Meadow Heights High School valedictorian (07/14/11)
Megan Davis School: Meadow Heights High School Hometown: Patton, Mo. Parents: Perry and Susan Davis Post-graduation plans: Attend the University of Missouri in Columbia, be involved in the Honors College and study abroad (multiple times!)...
They're No. 1: Samantha Amberger, Perryville High School valedictorian (07/14/11)
Samantha Amberger School: Perryville High School Hometown: Perryville, Mo. Parents: James and Tina Amberger Post-graduation plans: Attend the six-year medical program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine...
neXt up 7/14/11 (07/14/11)
"Winnie the Pooh," rated G @ AMC Town Plaza 5 "Call of Juarez: The Cartel," PS3, Xbox 360 "Captain America: Super Soldier," Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS "Limitless," PG-13 "Take Me Home Tonight," R "Dumbstruck," PG...
An art called golf (07/14/11)
July 14, 2011 Dear Pat, Back when I started taking golf seriously in my 40s I naively thought me playing on the tour for players over 50 was possible. The fact that everyone on that tour began taking golf seriously in their teens or even earlier did not dissuade me. Eventually my goal became learning something from the ground up. The more I learned the more I wanted to learn. Golf was a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma...
Iletha Cockrell (07/14/11)
Iletha Delores Cockrell, 79, of Osceola, Ark., entered into rest Tuesday, July 12, 2011. She was born May 1, 1932, in High Tower, Ark., to Everett and Dorothy Petty. Cockrell attended Eastside Baptist Church and was a teacher's aide. She is survived by three daughters, Angie Blaylock of Osceola, Tonya Pender of Cape Girardeau, Robyn Davison of Alexandria, La.; a sister, Judy Adamson of Rogersville, Ala.; four grandchildren, Kristy Cain, Leighann Ludolph, Courtney Griffin, Nonnie Blaylock; six great-grandchildren, Harley Grimes, Justin Day, Lane Golemon, Riley Cain, Will Griffin and Gracie Griffin.. ...
George Neilson (07/14/11)
George E. Neilson, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. Per George's request, his body was donated to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Margaret Smith (07/14/11)
Margaret Ann Smith, 71, of Scott City died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at her home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Gladys Henson (07/14/11)
Gladys Henson, 89, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Monticello House in Jackson. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. to time of service Sunday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Daniel Hale officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery...
Otelia Chapman (07/14/11)
Otelia Chapman, 97, of Florence, S.C., (affectionately known to friends and family as "Tillie") died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in Florence. She was born June 4, 1914, in Stoddard County, Mo., daughter of Norman Jasper and Ethel Siler Coburn. She was a graduate of Bloomfield, Mo., High School. She and Evert Leon Chapman were married Nov. 22, 1932...
Births 7/14/11 (07/14/11)
Son to Devon Andrew Owens and Erin Stacie Upchurch of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 6:06 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. Name, Daniel Andrew. Weight, 1 pound, 13 ounces. Second son. Ms. Upchurch is the daughter of Laure Upchurch of Jackson. Owens is the son of Dennis Owens of Blodgett, Mo., and Beverly Boehm of Louisville, Ky. He is employed with Bell Farms...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/14/11 (07/14/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson police report 7/14/11 (07/14/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/14/11 (07/14/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 7/14/11 (07/14/11)
Cape Girardeau is hiring two new dispatchers as a prelude to the merging of the communications departments of the police and fire departments. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Environmental tests conducted at the site of the former Illada Energy oil reclamation plant near Gale, Ill., indicates there may be some contamination of the groundwater and soil by a toxic metal...
Unclaimed property (07/14/11)
Could you use some extra cash? If you're like many others, you too could have unclaimed property being held by the state of Missouri. Last week it was announced that during the 2011 fiscal year the state unclaimed property office returned $36 million of money and items to the rightful owners...
River Heritage passports (07/14/11)
The Cape Girardeau River Heritage Cooperative (Cape River Heritage Museum, Fort D Historic Site, Glenn House, Old St. Vincent's Church and the Red House Interpretive Center) would like to congratulate Kelina Turner of Burfordville, Roger Vrooman of Jackson and Wesley Willis of Muscle Shoals, Ala., for completing their Cape Girardeau River Heritage Passports July 2 through 4 and winning a $25 gift card. ...
Health care and campaign finance (07/14/11)
I am so tired of paying for the health care for the 20 percent of those who don't pay for it. The 20 percent who don't pay for insurance make it more expensive for you and me especially by going to the emergency room when they have a baby, an asthma problem or fall off their four-wheeler...
Speak Out 7/14/11 (07/14/11)
I live in the Rockview area east of Chaffee, Mo. I'd like to know what it takes to get somebody in the county government who knows what they're doing or cares about animals who are frightened away into hiding because of fireworks being shot off at night. The only help that was offered was through a young lady at the Scott County Sheriff's Department, and she was going to send an email to the patrol so if they happened to see a dog answering the description, they could call me...
Prayer 7/14/11 (07/14/11)
Thank you, O Lord Jesus, that by your grace we are saved through faith in you. Amen.
SoutheastHEALTH Conducts Treat Night (07/14/11)
SoutheastHEALTH Vice President of Legal Affairs Dan Berry conducts the Cape Girardeau Municipal Band on Wednesday night, July 13. As part of the celebration, SoutheastHEALTH Marketing staff members handed out parfait treats to the crowd.
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