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Stories from Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Excessive heat warning issued for region (07/19/11)
It's going to be hot in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois all week long. The National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., issued an excessive heat warning for the area set to expire at 7 p.m. Saturday. Forecasters expect heat index values to reach between 100 and 110 degrees each day this week, with the highest heat index values seen in Southern Illinois...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action (07/19/11)
The following items were part of the Jackson Board of Aldermen's meeting Monday night:Public hearings Approved action items...
SEMO Port expanding, upgrading its rail system (07/19/11)
More than $2.78 million in improvements are either in progress or scheduled to be completed this year at the SEMO Port with funding from state and federal grants. As the port continues to ship out more tons of cargo, upgrades to its railway and roadways are needed...
Fruitland representatives say annexation not an option (07/19/11)
Fruitland residents seeking to incorporate as a village told the Jackson Board of Aldermen that annexation by the city was not an option. Representing Fruitland during Monday night's study session were Tim Sutterer and Tommy Petzoldt. Sutterer told the board that regardless of an impending decision from Jackson on whether the city would accept a petition to annex Fruitland -- filed as a requirement of state law in December -- he and others were already circulating their own petition among residents for incorporation.. ...
Cape Girardeau City Council wants more transparency from county transit agency (07/19/11)
As it has for the past five years, the Cape Girardeau City Council gave first-round approval Monday night to a $110,000 contract with the agency that provides the city's public transportation. But this time, the council insisted -- in writing -- that the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority open up its books with quarterly details about ridership, vehicle depreciation and mileage, as well as a copy of its audited financial statement by year's end...
Historic preservation commission to offer input on Broadway corridor (07/19/11)
The Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission wants a chance to weigh in on the Broadway corridor project to ensure the $3.85 million upgrade does nothing to disrupt the area's historic nature. The commission has called a special meeting for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the city engineering second-floor conference room at 401 Independence St. The meeting is open to the public...
Vandals hit new turf at Cape Central football stadium (07/19/11)
Vandals created a bit more work recently for crews making finishing touches to Cape Central High School's new football stadium. High school staff reported to police late Saturday that someone spray-painted in bright orange "Seniors 2011" in one corner of the field...
Former Cape man faces Washington murder charge in shooting of estranged wife (07/19/11)
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Whatcom County authorities and Prosecuting Attorney David McEachran are accusing the estranged husband of Kriston Peterman-Dunya, formerly of Cape Girardeau, as the trigger man in her July 3 death.
Kinder: State will keep its commitment to veterans (07/19/11)
Missouri will keep its commitments to veterans despite funding challenges, Lt. Gov. Kinder told a group of residents and staff Monday at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He announced plans to work with the legislature to ensure that the seven veterans homes in the state stay well staffed and well funded. Last week, Kinder visited homes in St. Louis, Mexico and Warrensburg, Mo. He'll visit the veterans home in St. James, Mo., on Wednesday...
MBA Young Bankers hold meeting with Emerson (07/19/11)
In an effort to become more involved and vocal in their industry, a group of young banking professionals plan to hold more events like the one Monday in which they met with U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson to talk about the role of financial services in the community...
Cape School Board readopts financial conduct policy (07/19/11)
The Cape Girardeau School Board approved unanimously Monday to readopt a district policy that governs how school board members financially conduct themselves. The Missouri Ethics Commission requires the policy, which deals with conflicts of interest and financial disclosures, be adopted in an open meeting every other year by Sept. 15...
Highway 72 in Cape County reduced for drainage repairs (07/19/11)
Highway 72 between Route B and County Road 349 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane today through Thursday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make drainage repairs along the roadway. Weather permitting, work will be done from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Coroner's jury recommends manslaughter charge in Butler County shooting (07/19/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A jury of three men and three women voted to recommend a charge of involuntary manslaughter against Matthew Coble in Christopher Richards' June 22 shooting death during a coroner's inquest Friday afternoon at the Butler County courthouse...
Cape County Commission approves emergency kitchen expenditure (07/19/11)
County commissioners approved another emergency spending request from the Cape Girardeau County Jail during Monday's meeting. Sheriff John Jordan called in to tell commissioners a new cooking unit was needed for the jail's kitchen after a kettle was determined to no longer be usable. ...
Senators warn of possible FEMA shortfall (07/19/11)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senators are warning that the Federal Emergency Management Agency may be running out of money. During a subcommittee hearing into federal response to spring disasters, including the Joplin tornado, Sens. Mark Pryor, D-Arkansas, and Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, said FEMA may need to rethink the way it classifies and responds to disasters. ...
Bootheel 8 year old killed in ATV accident (07/19/11)
PORTAGEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say an 8-year-old boy was killed when the all-terrain vehicle he was driving in Southeast Missouri entered a pickup truck's path. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Jacob Harris of Portageville died at the scene of the crash Monday afternoon in New Madrid County...
Missouri makes smartphone app for state parks (07/19/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A new smartphone application allows users to get detailed information about Missouri state parks. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says the free app lets users find state parks by location or activity. It also has information about trails to help hikers and bikers, and provides links to park reservation websites...
Humane Society finances another Missouri ballot initiative (07/19/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Humane Society of the United States has contributed nearly $93,000 toward a Missouri initiative that would make it harder for state lawmakers to change voter-approved measures. State Ethics Commission records show the contributions come after lawmakers this year repealed and replaced key parts of dog-breeding law passed by voters last November. ...
Heat wave hardest on nation's poor (07/19/11)
HORIZON CITY, Texas -- The cinder blocks that make up Maria Teresa Escamilla's new home will do little to shield her from the triple-digit heat that has been scorching West Texas. She has no electricity yet, and the roof is not properly attached, leaving the interior exposed to the elements...
Prices of smaller cars expected to drop in fall (07/19/11)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Thinking of trading in the clunker in your garage for something that gets better gas mileage? Wait a little longer. Small car prices, which have set record highs this year, are expected to come down this fall. Lower gas prices will make people comfortable driving something bigger. Honda and Toyota, which were hurt by the Japan earthquake, will crank up production of small cars. And Japan and Detroit will offer big discounts on smaller models as their lots fill up...
Space shuttle's science brought payoffs to Earth (07/19/11)
WASHINGTON -- Science from the space shuttle helped open Earth's eyes to the cosmos and sister planets. It created perhaps the most detailed topographical map of Earth. And it even is helping doctors understand, and sometimes fix, what's happening in our aging and ailing bodies...
Worries about debt drag down U.S. stocks (07/19/11)
NEW YORK -- Not even a string of better earnings reports could stave off worries about debt on Monday. Europe's banking troubles and an impasse over lifting the U.S. government's borrowing limit helped drag down stock markets in the U.S. and Europe. Gold rose above $1,600 an ounce as investors sought safe places to park money...
Obama threatens veto of House GOP spending cuts (07/19/11)
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans shrugged off President Barack Obama's threat to veto legislation to cut federal spending by trillions of dollars Monday while simultaneously negotiating with him over more modest steps to avert a potential government default...
More U.K. police officials resign in hacking scandal (07/19/11)
LONDON -- Britain's tabloid phone-hacking scandal enveloped the London police force Monday with the rapid-fire resignations of two top officers amid claims of possible illegal eavesdropping, bribery and collusion. U.K officials immediately vowed to investigate...
Falls, eye test may give clues to Alzheimer's (07/19/11)
PARIS -- Scientists in Australia are reporting encouraging early results from a simple eye test they hope will give a noninvasive way to detect signs of Alzheimer's disease. Although it has been tried on just a small number of people and more research is needed, the experimental test has a solid basis: Alzheimer's is known to cause changes in the eyes, not just the brain. Other scientists in the United States also are working on an eye test for detecting the disease...
Petraeus hands over command in Afghanistan (07/19/11)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Gen. David Petraeus handed over command of the Afghan war to Marine Gen. John Allen on Monday as the U.S. and its international partners prepare to withdraw over the next few years. Petraeus, widely credited with turning the tide in Iraq, left to take over the CIA with his signature counterinsurgency strategy having yet to deliver a safer Afghanistan or push the Taliban to reconcile with the country's Western-backed government...
Area digest 7/19/11 (07/19/11)
Randy Senciboy and Carolyn Schreckenberg joined forces to win the SEMO Horseshoe Association's 13-team tournament at the New Hamburg Picnic. Brian Beussink and Melody Williams finished second, while Tom Kluesner and Lachelle Cook were third. Senciboy and Cook teamed to win the nine-team tournament at the Backyard Club...
Area calendar 7/19/11 (07/19/11)
Basketball Football Golf Softball Tennis Submit items by mail, fax or email to be included in the calendar as space permits....
Poll: Obesity hits more boomers than others in U.S. (07/19/11)
baby boomers say their biggest health fear is cancer. Given their waistlines, heart disease and diabetes should be atop that list, too. Boomers are more obese than other generations, a new poll finds, setting them up for unhealthy senior years. And for all the talk of "60 is the new 50" and active aging, even those who aren't obese need to do more to stay fit, according to the Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com poll...
Seeking ways to take sting out of sunburn (07/19/11)
WASHINGTON -- If you've hit the beach, chances are you've experienced an unfortunate rite of summer: The sunburn. Skin so swollen it hurts to bend. The heat that rises from reddened shoulders. The "ow, ow, ow" from the shower after you'd thought the pain had faded...
A delicious and healthy way to use a bountiful zucchini harvest (07/19/11)
Jambalaya is a rich tomato-based dish from Louisiana that is jammed with meat and bold flavorings. And it is not generally considered a healthy dish. To health it up a bit, we switched out some of the heavier meats for leaner options. We also used a small amount of flavorful andouille sausage; a little bit adds lots of flavor without adding tons of calories and fat. Using brown rice, of course, is another way to add a nutritious touch...
Lonnie Brockmire (07/19/11)
Lonnie Brockmire, 61, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 18, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Viva Ozbun (07/19/11)
Viva Jean Ozbun, 32, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at her home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Red Star Baptist Church, with the Rev. Rick Crump officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at a later date...
Carol Henkel (07/19/11)
Carol Ann Henkel, 64, of Imperial, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, July 14, 2011, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday at Scriptural Evangelical Lutheran Church in Egypt Mills...
Dr. Joseph Tygett (07/19/11)
Dr. Joseph Norris Tygett, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 18, 2011, at Ratliff Care Center. Visitation will from be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Old St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Tom Kiefer officiating...
Donald Clingingsmith (07/19/11)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Donald L. Clingingsmith, 76, of Sedgewickville passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011, at his home. "Poppy," as he was sometimes called, was born May 11, 1935, in Old Appleton, Mo., son of Raymond and Hazel Schneider Clingingsmith...
Johnnie Prince (07/19/11)
Johnnie Franklin Prince, 73, of Jackson passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 8, 1937, son of Roy and Marie McNew Prince. He and Dorothy Clasby were married in 1956. She preceded him in death in 1978. He and Nancy Sides Morton were married July 9, 1991. She survives...
Ivan Buttry (07/19/11)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ivan Louis Buttry, 83, of Advance passed away Thursday, July 14, 2011, at his home. He was born Jan. 30, 1928, at Sturdivant, Mo., son of Raymond "Buck" and Sarah Storz Buttry. He and Leta Faye Payton were married in February 1949 in Corning, Ark. She preceded him in death May 16, 1961. He and Joan Mehas were married Aug. 18, 1961...
Loy Nelson (07/19/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Loy H. Nelson, 94, of Perryville died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born in Perry County, Mo., Oct. 29, 1916, son of Mac Arthur and Eunice Mary Hudson Nelson. He and Marita Kathryn Loiseau were married May 7, 1949...
Ruth Bierschwal (07/19/11)
Ruth H. Bierschwal, 94, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. She was born June 14, 1917, in Gordonville, daughter of Henry and Bertha Sebastian Sailer. She and Bernard "Bernie" Bierschwal were married Dec. 19, 1948, at Grace United Methodist Church. He passed away April 1, 2000...
Births 7/19/11 (07/19/11)
Daughter to Anthony Brad Lee and Jodie Marie Barks of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 2:36 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011. Name, Emma Marie. Weight, 4 pounds, 13 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Barks is the former Jodie Stone, daughter of Tammy and Jon Herpich of Licking, Mo., and Gary Stone Jr. of Jackson. She is a respiratory therapist at Continental Wound Center. Barks is the son of Robert and Renee Barks of Oak Ridge. He is a heavy equipment operator with Putz Backhoe Service...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/19/11 (07/19/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/19/11 (07/19/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson police report 7/19/11 (07/19/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 7/19/11 (07/19/11)
Jackson's board of aldermen and its planning and zoning commission are looking at establishing a new zone; the proposed zone, R-2D, would represent something between an R-1 and R-2 housing zone, limiting multifamily dwellings to duplexes. The Caddy Shack Miniature Golf Course, which opened recently, is holding its grand opening this weekend; the course, at 1811 Independence St., is managed by Jeff Nitsch...
Car convention (07/19/11)
Cape Girardeau entrepreneur Jack Rickard and Brian Noto, a former editor and writer for an automotive magazine, are organizing the first Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention to be held Sept. 21 to 25 at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. The convention, which was originally thought to be a gathering of 15 to 20 people, now has 100 people registered with 29 cars, and more than 450 people with 100 cars are expected to sign up, according to Rickard...
The end of Alzheimer's starts now (07/19/11)
Recently there has been a lot of new research regarding Alzheimer's disease being released from the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease. As we have learned, Alzheimer's is an escalating national epidemic, affecting as many as 5.4 million Americans. ...
Speak Out 7/19/11 (07/19/11)
CUTTING the deficit and debt at a time when we're attempting to recover from the greatest economic downturn since the Depression is counterproductive and would add further credence to the view that we are doomed. PRESIDENT Obama wants to set up an infrastructure bank. ...
Prayer 7/19/11 (07/19/11)
O Lord Jesus, in everything we do may we always seek to honor you. Amen.
Local Kids Raise $250 to Support Clean Water (07/19/11)
Some kids in Scott City worked very hard last Saturday to raise money to fund water projects for their neighbors in Africa. The Children's Church and Youth Group from Cornerstone Wesleyan in Scott City held a Lemon:Aid Stand, along with an indoor yard sale and bake sale. They raised $250.00 for Blood:Water Mission, a charity based in Nashville, TN...
Innovative Orthodontics hosts appreciation party (07/19/11)
Innovative Orthodontics, Dr. Terry Spence's office, held their annual patient appreciation party at Cape Splash on July 8. Patients, their family and friends were treated to cake, cupcakes and soda as they cooled off in the lazy river or splashed into one of the pools at the end of the slides...
Pursley Chiropractic adds Electro-Slim Weight Loss (07/19/11)
Pursley Chiropractic has just added a new weight-loss therapy call Electro-Slim into their office. Electro-Slim is an exclusive custom program created by Madame et Monsieur that specializes in area-specific body sculpting through the use of skin contact electrodes. ...
Pioneer Orchard at Cape Girardeau (07/19/11)
Harry Rediger's grandson, Cameron Burris of Dallas Texas, picking peaches at Pioneer Orchard in Cape Girardeau.
2011 Leopold 9 - 10 year old Little League Team (07/19/11)
The photograph is of the 2011 Leopold 9 - 10 year old boys Little League team. The team finished the season undefeated and are the 2011 Bi-County League Champions Back Row (Left to Right): David Gray, Michael Rosanna, Grant Koenig, Brady Eeftink, Kane Duncan, Jace Jansen & Coach James Lewis...
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