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Stories from Monday, July 18, 2011

Jackson aldermen to consider Fruitland annexation tonight (07/18/11)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen will discuss the Fruitland annexation petition at its study session tonight following the regular meeting. Jackson Mayor Barbara Lohr said she expects the city will express interest in annexing part of the area outlined in the petition and discuss with Fruitland residents procedures for annexation should the city decide to move forward. ...
Sawmill owners say new law provides much-needed tax relief (07/18/11)
FROHNA, Mo. -- Missouri sawmills will pay lower taxes under a law signed by Gov. Jay Nixon last week. Senate Bill 55 reclassifies sawmills as agriculture property rather than commercial, which means their assessed valuation will be 12 percent of market value instead of 32 percent...
Volunteers search more than 90 acres in Cape County for missing woman (07/18/11)
The more than 100 volunteers who combed through more than 90 rural acres in Cape Girardeau County over the weekend had one goal in mind -- bringing home Jacque Sue Waller. Missing almost 50 days, Waller was last seen by her estranged husband, Clay Waller, in Jackson...
Educators, prosecutors say Cape school attendance law has worked (07/18/11)
One parent spent time in jail, another is serving probation. Most will pay a fine. The judgments against Cape Girardeau parents of truant children have been relatively few. But educators and prosecutors say the Cape Girardeau School District's tougher attendance policy made a big difference in curbing unauthorized student absences last school year...
Bootheel man accused of swinging chair, pipe at deputy (07/18/11)
WARDELL, Mo. -- A 51-year-old Wardell man is in custody after officers were called to a domestic dispute that turned violent. Donald Long is facing two felony charges of second-degree assault on a police officer...
No injuries in Cape Girardeau car crash (07/18/11)
No Cape Girardeau residents lost power Sunday afternoon after a driver crashed into a power pole and then a home on North Frederick Street. The crash occurred just after 2 p.m. Sgt. Rick Schmidt of the Cape Girardeau Police Department said they suspect the man had a medical issue that caused him to lose consciousness. The driver was not injured and refused medical care at the scene...
Dry weather allows farmers more days in field (07/18/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The hot dry weather in Missouri over the last week seems to be helping farmers. The USDA crop reporting office in Columbia, Mo., says farmers on average had a little bit more than six good days to work in their fields last week. ...
Heat wave in central United States shows no signs of letting up (07/18/11)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- As temperatures climbed into the 90s in Steele, N.D., on Sunday, a small window air conditioner in Paul and Betty Smokov's ranch home just couldn't keep up. "It's 82 in the house," Betty Smokov said. "The heat is really oppressive and sticky."...
Casey Anthony lies low after release from jail (07/18/11)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- This is what freedom looks like for Casey Anthony: $537.68 from her jail account, no job, estranged parents, a criminal record, lawsuits pending against her and the scorn of multitudes who think she got away with murder. She quickly gave reporters the slip after walking out of jail Sunday, but whatever life she manages to build for herself will be lived under a media microscope and the shadow of countless threats...
Last space shuttle astronauts finish up, start packing (07/18/11)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The astronauts making NASA's last shuttle flight gave up their off-duty time Sunday and finished packing up their gigantic suitcase for the ride home. The 10 space travelers cheered as they put the final items in Raffaello, the Italian-made cargo canister that's the size of a bus...
L.A. freeway reopens ahead of schedule (07/18/11)
LOS ANGELES -- The event that many feared would be the "Carmageddon" of epic traffic jams cruised calmly to a finish Sunday, with bridge work on the Los Angeles roadway completed nearly a full day ahead of schedule and officials reopening a 10-mile stretch of the busy freeway...
Tea party debt plan takes center stage (07/18/11)
WASHINGTON -- The next step in the weeks-long saga over how to increase the government's borrowing cap is to let House tea party forces try it their way. A Republican "cut, cap and balance" plan set for a House vote Tuesday would condition a $2.4 trillion increase in the so-called debt limit on an immediate $100 billion-plus cut from next year's budget and adoption by Congress of a constitutional amendment to require a balanced budget...
Ex-aide arrested in British phone scandal (07/18/11)
LONDON -- A voice mail hacking and police bribery scandal cut closer than ever to Rupert Murdoch and Scotland Yard on Sunday with the arrest of the media magnate's former British newspaper chief and the resignation of London's police commissioner...
Gadhafi uses bands, riders, dyed camels to rally troops (07/18/11)
ZAWIYA, Libya -- For three days running, the rallies have been carnivallike affairs with bands, horseback riders and even a camel dyed green. At each gathering, thousands of delirious supporters of Moammar Gadhafi cheered as the leader's defiant speeches boomed from massive speakers...
Egypt reshuffles Cabinet as protesters demand purge (07/18/11)
CAIRO -- Egypt's prime minister named 12 new Cabinet members Sunday in a reshuffle under pressure from protesters demanding a purge of remnants of the former regime, state television reported. A lawyer for Hosni Mubarak, meanwhile, said the ousted president had suffered a stroke and was in a coma -- a claim that was quickly denied by Mubarak's lead doctor...
Venezuelan president retains secrecy over his cancer therapy (07/18/11)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- In his monthlong fight against cancer, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has placed utmost importance on secrecy, carefully offering only scraps of information about his condition. Now, as he begins planned chemotherapy in Cuba, Chavez appears to have found the perfect place where he can tightly guard details of his illness and keep the prying eyes of the news media far away...
Jackson Legion's season ends with 12-4 loss in district tournament (07/18/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- After playing four games in two sweltering days, Jackson Senior Legion second baseman Dylan Koehler said his legs were "definitely shot" and that "as a team we were tired." Then he quickly added: "That's not an excuse." He also said it's not what made the difference in his team's 12-4 loss to Dunklin County in the championship game of the District 14 tournament Sunday at VFW Memorial Stadium in Sikeston...
Area digest 7/18/11 (07/18/11)
The team of Phil Cantoni, Cord Dombrowski, David Babcock and Bob Gile posted a six-shot victory Saturday at the Big Kahuna event at Dalhousie Golf Club. Jim Rust, Tom Metheny, David Hahs and Jerry Stone finished second. Ben Cantrell, Ken Swinford, Ray Laidet and Ken Carmode placed third...
Chaffee reaches Babe Ruth regional (07/18/11)
The Squids qualified before losing to Charleston in the state tournament final
Capahas complete weekend rout of Bulls (07/18/11)
The Plaza Tire Capahas ended their home schedule with a bang Sunday, shutting out the St. Louis Raging Bulls 5-0. That completed a resounding three-game series sweep of the Bulls by a combined score of 26-1. The Capahas outscored the Bulls 42-2 in five meetings this season...
Reds rally for 3-1 win, beat Cards' Garcia for first time (07/18/11)
CINCINNATI -- Another solid start by Jaime Garcia slipped away on a disputed call and two wild pitches. Zack Cozart hit his first major league homer Sunday, and the Cincinnati Reds rallied for a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The defending NL Central champs got a much-needed win against Garcia (9-4), who was 5-0 in his career against them...
Region will host high-stakes baseball tourneys (07/18/11)
Area baseball fans looking for something to do later this week won't have to go far to catch tournaments with plenty at stake. The region will be teeming with high-school-age players, along with some who already have put in a year of college. Right here in Cape Girardeau, the Ford & Sons Post 63 Senior American Legion squad will host the five-team Zone 4 tournament at Capaha Field...
After early zeal, TV networks pull back Web productions (07/18/11)
NEW YORK -- Around 2007, TV networks made a land rush to the Web, looking to lay down digital production studios. Four years later, many of those networks have pulled up stakes, shunning original Web content and reorienting their online outlook...
Talking shop with Scott Bryan, director of horticulture at Dalhousie (07/18/11)
Scott Bryan's goal is that golfers at Dalhousie Golf Club get a sense of nature and awe along with their 18 holes. For the past three years, it's been Bryan's job as director of horticulture to keep Dalhousie beautiful. Q: How did you become interested in horticulture?...
Stocks rising for payday lenders, pawnshops, rental stores (07/18/11)
Investing in businesses that cater to those who have fallen on hard times might not seem palatable. But in this economy, it's becoming increasingly profitable. Stocks in payday lenders, pawnshops and rental centers are all up, while others continue to fall...
People on the move 7/18/11 (07/18/11)
Southeast Hospital Emergency Services Department director Linda Brown, Emergency Services lead nurse practitioner Angela Selzer and SoutheastHEALTH College of Nursing and Health Sciences president Tonya Buttry were among 200 nurses attending the Missouri Teamwork Summit held recently in Columbia, Mo. ...
Patrick Umbeck (07/18/11)
Patrick S. Umbeck, 26, of Oak Ridge died Friday July 15, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 17, 1984, in Cape Girardeau, to John H. and Shirley A. Cotner Umbeck. Patrick graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 2003. He graduated from Mineral Area College in 2006 and received his bachelor of science degree in Youth Ministries from Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Mo., in 2011...
Wanda Varney (07/18/11)
Wanda Lee Varney, 68, of Jackson died Thursday, July 14, 2011, at her home. She was born March 25, 1943, in Dexter, Mo., to Harold and Opal Davis Holloway. Wanda married Gordon H. Varney on Dec. 13, 1960, in St. Louis. Wanda was a cook for the former Ranch House Restaurant and later was a dietitian and cook for The Monticello House, both of Jackson...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/18/11 (07/18/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilty. DWIs...
Jackson police and fire report 7/18/11 (07/18/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Jackson firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/17/11 (07/18/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Out of the past 7/18/11 (07/18/11)
A spokesman for Republic Express Airlines announces his company will provide air service to Memphis, Tenn., from Cape Girardeau starting next month. Illinois highway engineers have completed a review of proposed locations for a new Mississippi River bridge here as part of a study that could lead to the scheduling of a bridge location public hearing here; in turn, engineers with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department will recommend three possible bridge locations and street corridors to it.. ...
Design options (07/18/11)
Tuesday evening more than 100 city residents visited First Presbyterian Church to see an overview of two potential design options for the $1 million downtown streetscape project. The plan, part of an overall $3.85 million project to improve the Broadway corridor in downtown Cape Girardeau, could go one of two ways...
Speak Out 7/18/11 (07/18/11)
I just returned from my daily walk at Jackson City Park. I was also there last Saturday and Sunday when there was a swim meet and some type of girls softball tournament. It was so nice to see the children with the families enjoying the park, yet this past Monday morning the entire area was trashed. ...
Prayer 7/18/11 (07/18/11)
Thank you, O Heavenly Father, that through you there is lovingkindness. Amen.
HEROES WAY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE (07/18/11)
Gordonville, MO -- Today, Heroes Way, a Missouri-based non-profit organization devoted to erecting highway memorial signs honoring soldiers lost in combat during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, launched a new website, www.heroesway.org. "With the overwhelming support and recognition Heroes Way continues to receive, we needed to adjust our online presence to better serve those that want to help our organization honor the sacrifice of the soldiers who lost their lives in combat," said Ross Gartman, President of Heroes Way.. ...
Jackson Subway donates to Waller search volunteers (07/18/11)
Thanks to the Subway manager on Main St in Jackson and Ashley, Erica and Hannah for their donation of 5 trays of sandwiches to the Jacque Waller search in Saturday July 16, 2011.
Little Mr & Miss New Hamburg 2011 (07/18/11)
Hayden Steimle & Isable Sander were crowned as Little Mr. & Miss New Hamburg Friday night at the start of the New Hamburg Picnic 2011 Hayden is the son of Ryan & Lani Steimle of New Hamburg and Isabel is the daughter of Mitch and Jamie Sander of Scott City...
Fetch!!! (07/18/11)
Hey Grandpa, you missed it at Bass Pro Shop. Wish you would have come with us!!
Optical Illusion (07/18/11)
Crop duster at Allenville, MO on July 17,2011
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