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Stories from Friday, July 15, 2011

Promoters wary after Missouri music festival bust (07/15/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Jimmy Tebeau figured a shuttered youth camp deep in the Missouri Ozarks would be the perfect venue for his Grateful Dead tribute band -- and to host other touring musicians and thousands of free-spirited fans. Since 2004, his 350-acre campground -- named Camp Zoe -- has featured performances from his own band, the Schwag, as well as top acts such as the Roots and Los Lobos...
Structural analyses identify water as main threat to Cape County courthouses (07/15/11)
A structural analysis report on Cape Girardeau County's aging courthouses ordered by county commissioners has revealed water infiltration to be the problem of main concern for both the Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau and the county courthouse in Jackson...
Case of woman missing from Jackson gets national exposure (07/15/11)
Family of Jacque Sue Waller, who has been missing since June 1, appeared Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America," the first time Waller's case was broadcast nationally. Now FOX News has broadcast the story, and Ruby Rawson, Waller's mother, said late Thursday that "Today" on NBC and "Inside Edition" on CBS are planning segments for the weekend. They'll likely run Saturday, she said...
2 Cape restaurant employees charged with forgery (07/15/11)
After an extensive investigation by Cape Girardeau authorities, two employees of local Mexican restaurants were arrested in late June -- and two others are wanted -- based on allegations they gained employment with the use of false documents...
More than 130 claimants join floodway lawsuit against federal government (07/15/11)
Daniel Babb looks across his sodden farmland and sees lost opportunity. He hears the planting season's clock ticking, and he worries about all he stands to lose.
Cape Girardeau County, cities see slight sales tax revenue gains in first half of year (07/15/11)
Cape Girardeau County consumers are spending slightly more this year, according to local sales tax revenue. Sales tax collections are up so far this year by more than 2 percent in both Cape Girardeau County and the City of Cape Girardeau. In Jackson, sales tax collections are up, 4.2 percent, primarily due to a new quarter-cent fire protection sales tax that took effect in May...
Police say DNA evidence connects prison inmate to 30-year-old Cape rape case (07/15/11)
An inmate at Northeast Correctional Center in Bowling Green, Mo., for the kidnapping and rape of a 15-year-old girl has been connected to another Cape Girardeau rape a woman alleges occurred in November 1981.
Man injured in Thursday morning shooting in Cape park (07/15/11)
Cape Girardeau police are investigating an early Thursday morning shooting at Delaware Park that left a local 21-year-old man injured.
Tilley positions self as diplomatic candidate for lieutenant governor (07/15/11)
Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley has never looked to his counterparts in Washington for inspiration. In fact, by his estimation, it's quite the contrary.
Vine revival: More than 30 wineries have opened in Missouri in last two years (07/15/11)
Three glasses of wine stand on a table, each a different color. A bold burgundy, a rich red and a pale pink. The burgundy wine is dry, with a hint of oak. The red is peppery and tannic, and the blush is bright and sweet with a hint of apple that hits the tip of your tongue on the first taste...
Cape County Commission approves emergency jail AC repair (07/15/11)
A breakdown of equipment in the air conditioning system in the Cape Girardeau County Jail prompted county commissioners on Thursday to approve a motion to purchase replacement equipment, citing an emergency situation.
Section of Route CC to close for pipe replacement (07/15/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route CC between Highway 91 and County Road 420 in Scott County will be closed Wednesday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe underneath the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Nixon campaign has twice the cash of Kinder's (07/15/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has about twice as much money in his campaign account as his likely challenger, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder. Finance figures released Friday show that both Nixon and Kinder raised a considerable amount of money during the past three months...
Missouri auditor acknowledges campaign finance error (07/15/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has acknowledged that his campaign failed to follow a state law requiring quick reporting of certain campaign contributions. The law requires statewide officeholders to report contributions greater than $500 to the state Ethics Commission within 48 hours of receiving them, if those donations occur while the Legislature is in session or the governor is considering whether to sign or veto bills. ...
Humane Society caring for dogs taken from breeding facility (07/15/11)
MONETT, Mo. -- More than 70 dogs of various breeds are now being cared for by the Humane Society of Missouri in St. Louis after being removed from a breeding facility in southwest Missouri. The Missouri Department of Agriculture said the dogs were taken Thursday in the first case under Missouri's new Canine Cruelty Prevention Act. The act was signed into law in April...
Mixed data show economy growing at weak pace (07/15/11)
WASHINGTON -- A mixed slate of reports Thursday showed the economy is being held back by high gas prices and sluggish hiring. Economists are forecasting a pickup in growth in the second half of the year. But the latest data revealed only faint signs of a turnaround...
Minn. gov., GOP strike budget deal (07/15/11)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and top Republicans struck a deal Thursday to end a budget impasse that prompted the state government to shut down, with the Democratic governor giving up on raising taxes. The agreement came after a three-hour negotiating session that followed Dayton's announcement of his offer earlier in the day. ...
Lawmakers snipe as debt deadline nears (07/15/11)
WASHINGTON -- Fuming lawmakers pointed fingers at one another and President Barack Obama on Thursday as negotiations over raising the national debt limit entered a perilous endgame. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke warned of economic damage, and an anxious Wall Street envisioned catastrophe if the U.S. defaulted on its obligations...
Pentagon discloses largest-ever cyber theft (07/15/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon on Thursday revealed that in the spring it suffered one of its largest losses ever of sensitive data in a cyberattack by a foreign government. It's a dramatic example of why the military is pursuing a new strategy emphasizing deeper defenses of its computer networks, collaboration with private industry and new steps to stop "malicious insiders."...
Companies propose curbing junk food ads targeting children (07/15/11)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's largest food companies say they will cut back on marketing unhealthy foods to children, proposing their own set of advertising standards after rejecting similar guidelines proposed by the federal government. A coalition of food companies -- including General Mills, ConAgra Foods and Kellogg -- announced the guidelines Thursday. ...
Officials: 40 fish populations are overfished (07/15/11)
PORTLAND, Maine -- Federal officials say 40 stocks of fish populations are subject to overfishing in U.S. waters but that progress is being made to rebuild them. An annual report on U.S. fisheries from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the number of overfished populations at the end of 2010 was up by two from 2009. But officials said Thursday that key stocks have been rebuilt and that the country is "turning a corner" in rebuilding fish populations...
L.A. facing dire warnings as major freeway closure looms (07/15/11)
LOS ANGELES -- The alarms have been sounded and the preparations have been made. Now, only two questions remain: Will "Carmageddon," the shutdown of a 10-mile stretch of one of the busiest highways in the United States, on one of the city's busiest of summer weekends, bring the City of the Angels to its knees?...
California governor signs landmark law to teach gay history (07/15/11)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill making California the first state in the nation to add lessons about gays and lesbians to social studies classes in public schools. Brown, a Democrat, signed the landmark bill requiring public schools to include the contributions of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender in social studies curriculum. The Democratic-majority legislature had passed the bill last week on a largely party-line vote...
Pakistani accused in 2009 Sri Lanka terror attack freed on bail (07/15/11)
LAHORE, Pakistan -- An Islamist militant accused in dozens of killings and a 2009 attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team was freed on bail Thursday after 14 years in custody because the Supreme Court decided there was not enough evidence to keep holding him, his lawyer said...
Murdochs to be questioned by U.K. parliament (07/15/11)
LONDON -- Rupert Murdoch and his son James first refused, then agreed Thursday to appear before U.K. lawmakers investigating phone hacking and police bribery, while in the U.S., the FBI opened an investigation into allegations the Murdoch media empire sought to hack into the phones of Sept. 11 victims...
Man in Austria tests law by claiming to be a 'pastafarian' (07/15/11)
VIENNA -- Niko Alm wanted to test an Austrian law saying that head coverings would only be allowed in official documents for religious reasons. So the tongue-in-cheek atheist applied for a new driver's license in his country with a photo of himself wearing a pasta strainer as headgear. Alm said he was a "pastafarian" and that the headpiece was required by his religion...
India officials warn end to terrorism not guaranteed (07/15/11)
MUMBAI, India -- The triple bombing that killed 17 in the heart of India's financial capital sparked anger Thursday over the government's inability to prevent terror strikes despite overhauling security forces after the 2008 Mumbai siege. Indian officials say they have made extraordinary security reforms since 10 Pakistani terrorists rampaged across the city nearly three years ago, but following Wednesday's attack they warned they may never be able to guarantee a terror-free nation in a region plagued by extremism.. ...
Palestinians get Arab League boost for U.N. drive (07/15/11)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Arab League on Thursday endorsed a Palestinian plan to seek full membership at the United Nations this fall, setting up a likely confrontation with the United States in the U.N. Security Council. Negotiations with Israel on the terms of Palestinian statehood have been frozen since 2008. ...
Jackson shakes mishap before game, opens Senior Babe Ruth state tournament with win (07/15/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jackson's defense of its Senior Babe Ruth state title got off to a rough start. Coach Paul Sander's squad lost one of its top players before Thursday's first-round state tournament game against the Mineral Area Pirates even started...
Chaffee rips Charleston in first round of Senior Babe Ruth state tournament (07/15/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Chaffee was determined not to overlook the Charleston Woodpeckers in Thursday's Senior Babe Ruth state tournament opener. The Squids already had beaten the Woodpeckers four times this season. Host Chaffee made it five straight over the Woodpeckers with a 14-3 romp that keeps the Squids in the winners bracket of the seven-team, double-elimination event at Horman Field...
Summer baseball roundup (07/15/11)
The Cape Girardeau and Jackson Junior American Legion baseball teams used rallies in the bottom of the seventh inning to win their Zone 4 tournament openers Thursday at Central High School. Jackson entered the bottom of the seventh inning trailing Ste. Genevieve 3-2, but No. 9 hitter Steven Porzelt led off with a single...
Judge declares mistrial in Clemens case (07/15/11)
WASHINGTON -- The judge declared a mistrial Thursday in baseball star Roger Clemens' perjury trial after prosecutors showed to jurors evidence that he had ruled would be out of bounds in the case. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said Clemens could not be assured a fair trial after prosecutors showed jurors evidence against his orders in the second day of testimony...
Cardinals are healthier for second half of season (07/15/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Tony La Russa rapped his head several times, part a superstitious plea that the tough times finally are past for the St. Louis Cardinals. Before the All-Star break, the Cardinals fielded their projected starting lineup only five times. Their manager discovered plenty of depth, with infielder Daniel Descalso, outfielder Jon Jay and especially closer Fernando Salas all stepping up...
Depressing news (07/15/11)
Thanks to political grandstanding and pitiful reporting by the national news media, the United States could well be on its way to a depression. Not a recession. A depression. Elected and appointed officials in Washington are wallowing in pre-election mud up to their ears. As a result, no one is willing to lead. And without leadership, there won't be a pretty solution to the current debt crisis that touches the entire nation and much of the world...
Harry Potter leaves mark on muggles (07/15/11)
With a swish of a wand and a flick of the wrist, Harry Potter put the muggle world under his spell. After J.K. Rowling's seven-novel series sold more than 400 million copies and reaped billions in the box office, the final installment of the story that has gripped audiences for a decade hit theaters at midnight Thursday...
Best bet: New Hamburg Picnic (07/15/11)
Head down to New Hamburg, Mo., this weekend for some outdoor fun and delicious food. The annual picnic is held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church and will have games, dinner and a petting zoo. Washers and a smorgasbord dinner will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today. ...
The magic lives on (07/15/11)
Millions of people said goodbye to several friends early this morning as the final movie in the Harry Potter saga hit theaters, concluding the story and ending a decade of friendship on film. The series has spawned a subculture very near to the surface culture. Dozens of websites exist to explain, explore and chat about the wizarding world created by author J.K. Rowling...
Funny guys team up to raise money for cancer patient (07/15/11)
Even comedians know cancer is no laughing matter. But four area stand-up comics will use their ability to make people laugh to benefit a Chaffee, Mo., girl battling the disease. Andrew Chandler of Cape Girardeau is joining three comics from Carbondale, Ill., on Saturday to raise money to benefit 8-year-old Lexis White...
Hogwarts house heads (07/15/11)
When starting at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, students are sorted into four houses. Each house is named and modeled after its founder. Rowena Ravenclaw Ravenclaw is recognized for her cleverness and creativity, just like students in her house. She was rumored to be very beautiful and wore a jeweled diadem...
Under Harry's spell (07/15/11)
There is no small amount of exhaustion to be felt at the end of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." Come on -- even the name gets you winded. Ten years and eight movies later, 13 years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book in the U.S., the movie adaptation is finished. ...
How the horcruxes shape the Harry Potter finale (07/15/11)
Harry and his friends have spent the last movie searching for and destroying Horcruxes made by Lord Voldemort. By definition, a horcrux is an object made by dark magic to become a receptacle for a fragment of soul, deliberately detached from the actual soul to act as an anchor to life and a safeguard against death. Harry must destroy each of the seven horcruxes before he can kill the Dark Lord...
Casting a spell: select incantations from Harry Potter (07/15/11)
Being a wizard is more than fighting Lord Voldemort and learning to play Quidditch. Witches and wizards must learn hundreds of spells and wand motions to do anything from make the dishes wash themselves to erase a person's memory to unlock doors or trunks. Here's a list to help you learn the basics and a few more complicated spells that might pop up in the final film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."...
Rev. Raymond Epps (07/15/11)
The Rev. Raymond V. Epps, 85, formerly of Jackson, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Community Hospice in Fort Worth, Texas. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Daniel Hale officiating...
Betty Groves (07/15/11)
Betty Lou Dorris Groves, 76, of Oak Ridge and Charleston, Mo., died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mike McKinney officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery near Charleston...
Dawn Gilman (07/15/11)
Dawn Marie Gilman, 46, of Jackson died Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Blake Tiemann officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park...
Gladys Henson (07/15/11)
Gladys Henson, 89, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Feb. 15, 1922, in Allenville, to Monroe and Della Mae Thompson Baker. She and Martin Kaiser were married June 1, 1963. He passed away Feb. 4, 1976. She and Howard Henson were married Oct. 1, 1977. He passed away Aug. 5, 1978...
George Neilson (07/15/11)
George E. Neilson, 94, of Cape Girardeau passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. He was the son of George E. and Margaret Rouff Neilson, born Oct. 22, 1916, in Springfield, Ill. He and Ann Voss were married April 14, 1945, in the Congregational Church of Bonne Terre, Mo...
Dorliss Hale-Ware (07/15/11)
Dorliss "Cisy" Hale-Ware, 58, of Ocklawaha, Fla., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, May 26, 2011. Survivors include her loving family, husband, Danny Ware; mother, Norma Jean Bankston of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Tom Earl Hale Jr. of Jackson, Michael Hale of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Rose Martin of Carmel Valley, Calif., Patricia Glueck of Moulton, Texas; two daughters, Shelley Wells and Brandi Bruce of Silver Springs, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Amanda, Holly-Ann and Layne Wells, Destiny, Harley, Dakota and Thomas Bruce.. ...
Emily Baron (07/15/11)
Emily M. Baron, 93, of Nanticoke, Pa., passed away Monday, July 11, 2011. She was born Feb. 17, 1918, in Mountain Top, Pa., daughter of George and Sophie Wanta Gasper. Prior to retiring, Mrs. Baron had been employed in the local garment industry many years. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Nanticoke...
Births 7/15/11 (07/15/11)
Son to Brett A. and Jaime C. Wise of Waltham, Mass., Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., Friday, May 13, 2011. Name, Colin Michael. Mrs. Wise is the former Jaime Carkin, daughter of John and Diana Carkin of Independence, Mo. Wise is the son of Judith Beussink of Cape Girardeau and Michael and Linda Wise of St. Joseph, Mo...
Jackson police/fire report 7/15/11 (07/15/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Burglaries Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/15/11 (07/15/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/15/11 (07/15/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Out of the past 7/15/11 (07/15/11)
Strong winds early yesterday evening, some in excess of 75 miles per hour, inflicted heavy damage to parts of Cape Girardeau's west end business district and central residential areas; Cape Color World sustained heavy damage as it took much of the brunt of the storm in the Town Plaza...
U.S. Women's Soccer (07/15/11)
These days it could be easy for one to become disillusioned with big-time sports. After all, with the NFL and NBA experiencing lockouts and Roger Clemens' perjury trial dominating headlines in baseball, folks are looking for something positive to cheer about...
Speak Out 7/15/11 (07/15/11)
SO Southeast president Ken Dobbins thinks the university needs to be in the motel business. There are buildings on and off campus that are not being properly maintained or painted now. How are they going to manage a successful motel operation? It will be a party place and another black hole of tax money...
Prayer 7/15/11 (07/15/11)
Thank you, O Heavenly Father, for your tender mercy and gift of salvation. Amen.
Main Street Lanes (07/15/11)
I would like to thank Mrs. Maevers at Main Street Lanes, for her wonderful hospitality, and her genuine warmth when interacting with our Disabled Kids. You have made 5 new friends who will love you forever. Thank you for making everyones bowling experience a great one. We all look forward to Fridays, Bowling, and seeing Mrs. Maevers...
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