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Stories from Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Heat wave contributes to higher ozone levels in Southeast Missouri, state (07/26/11)
Along with this summer's heat wave comes higher ozone readings on Missouri air monitors. Southeast Missouri's air monitor in Perry County has exceeded existing ozone standard four times so far this summer, according to Missouri Department of Natural Resources reports...
Closure of Missouri River to barges will have little effect on local traffic (07/26/11)
The closure of the Missouri River to barge traffic isn't expected to have much effect on the Mississippi River's traffic. Although most of the barge traffic along the Missouri River eventually ends up coming up or down the Mississippi, "tonnage on the Missouri River is not huge," said John LaRandeau, navigation program manager for the Northwestern Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "It's important to that region, but it's a very minor impact."...
Jackson Homecomers pageant focuses on confidence, poise (07/26/11)
Look at photographs of the Jackson Homecomers celebration from years ago and compare them to today. Not too much has changed. Hailed as a traditional week full of family fun in the uptown area, the event is now in its 103rd year. Rides are often placed close to past locations. Many of the same foods are available, and most of the same stage contests are held...
Many mourn loss of Oak Ridge 5-year-old to brain tumor (07/26/11)
No matter how bad she felt, 5-year-old Abby Jensen always wanted to make others feel good. Abby Jensen was diagnosed with a rare, inoperable brain tumor when she was 4 years old. Starting two weeks after her diagnosis, she made frequent visits to St. Louis Childrens Hospital, receiving chemotherapy treatment and later a trial medication paired with radiation. Sunday, nearly a year after her diagnosis, Abby passed away...
Mo. appeals court overturns trial court on hunting (07/26/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state appeals court has reversed an earlier court's ruling that invalidated two Missouri hunting regulations. A Southeast Missouri trial judge concluded last year that the hunting rules were vague and therefore unconstitutional...
Former area sheriff faces more drug charges (07/26/11)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- Former Carter County sheriff Tommy Adams is now charged with distribution of both methamphetamine and cocaine in the county where he served as the top law enforcement officer, according to court documents filed Friday.
Toddler dies after weekend swimming pool accident (07/26/11)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A 22-month-old was pronounced dead after being found Friday in the family swimming pool. According to Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a call was received requesting a deputy respond to Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center to investigate a report that a child had been brought to the hospital after being recovered from the family pool and was currently receiving medical attention...
Bainbridge Road to be closed for street construction (07/26/11)
Fronabarger Concreters, Inc. has started construction on phase three of the South Old Orchard Road improvement project in Jackson.
Man charged with felony after neighbors smell marijuana (07/26/11)
A Cape Girardeau man faces felony drug charges after police discovered marijuana and other items in his possession.
State committee urges discussion of using reserve funds for disaster response (07/26/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri House committee reviewing disaster response is recommending that lawmakers debate whether to tap a reserve fund to help pay for recovery. Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller, a Republican from Willard, is the chairman of the committee. Schoeller says the panel wants the full House to consider drawing from the state's "rainy day fund" to pay for disaster recovery and establishing a committee to oversee the funds...
Japanese beetle problem grows for Missouri, Illinois farms (07/26/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Japanese beetle has been striking Missouri and Illinois with full force, eating its way through rose bushes and tomato plants and now threatening major crops like corn and soybeans. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the beetle has been an urban problem for years...
Sheryl Crow to donate classic car for Joplin (07/26/11)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Singer Sheryl Crow plans to help relief efforts for tornado-stricken Joplin with a classic car. Crow, a Missouri native, announced Monday that she will auction her 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster on Aug. 21 in Pebble Beach, Calif...
Mo. case highlights dangers of laser pointers (07/26/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The FBI is using a St. Louis-area case to highlight the danger of aiming a laser pointer at aircraft. At a news conference Monday at the FBI's St. Louis office, 26-year-old Justin Stouder talked about the incident that got him into trouble...
State GOP files elections complaint against McCaskill (07/26/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- The state Republican Party filed a complaint Monday with the Federal Election Commission against Sen. Claire McCaskill over what it says are numerous violations of the Federal Elections Campaign Act. Party leaders on Monday said McCaskill failed to disclose more than $277,000 in activity in her 2006 campaign account. The complaint also cites her use of taxpayer funds for trips taken on a private jet to political events...
Mo. attorney general to convene summit on phone hacking laws (07/26/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Following a phone-hacking scandal in Great Britain, the Missouri attorney general is planning to convene a summit on security and privacy in electronic communications. Attorney General Chris Koster says he requested an analysis of Missouri's current laws because of the controversy generated by media companies overseas that eavesdropped on voice mails. He says his initial analysis revealed a need to update state laws to keep pace with technology...
High temps threaten Missouri corn, dairy cows (07/26/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The hot, dry weather that's currently lingering across most of the Show Me State could prove detrimental to Missouri's corn growers. With no end in sight, temperatures are expected to remain in the mid- to upper-90s throughout the rest of this week...
Obama: Halt 'three-ring-circus' of debt debate (07/26/11)
WASHINGTON -- Decrying a "partisan three-ring circus" in the nation's capital, President Barack Obama criticized a new Republican plan to avert a government default Monday night and said congressional leaders must produce a compromise that can reach his desk before the Aug. 2 deadline...
Autoworkers want bigger cut of Detroit's newfound profits (07/26/11)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- To help American carmakers stay in business, autoworkers grudgingly gave up pay raises and some benefits four years ago. Now that General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are making money again, workers want compensation for their sacrifice. Just how much they get is the central question hanging over contract talks that start this week between Detroit and one of the nation's largest and most powerful unions...
Oregon Democrat won't seek re-election to House (07/26/11)
WASHINGTON -- Rep. David Wu, facing an accusation of an unwanted sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman and a request for an investigation by the House Ethics Committee, will not seek re-election next year and was pondering whether he would complete his term, a spokesman for the Oregon Democrat said Monday...
Census: Wealth gap widens between whites, minorities (07/26/11)
WASHINGTON -- The wealth gaps between whites and minorities have grown to their widest levels in a quarter-century. The recession and uneven recovery have erased decades of minority gains, leaving whites on average with 20 times the net worth of blacks and 18 times that of Hispanics, according to an analysis of new census data...
Poll: Americans' worries about debt rising again (07/26/11)
WASHINGTON -- Just last fall, Americans were feeling better about their personal finances. Now they're starting to worry more about how they'll pay off debts as they feel the nation's economic recovery wobbling. With Congress deadlocked over how to deal with the national debt, household debt is causing stress for nearly half the country, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. ...
Suspect in Norway shooting rampage calm, held in isolation (07/26/11)
OSLO, Norway -- The self-described perpetrator of Norway's deadly bombing and shooting rampage was ordered held in isolation at a hearing Monday after calmly telling the court that two other groups of allies stand ready to join his murderous campaign...
Israel intercepts boat carying weapons on Dead Sea (07/26/11)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli security forces intercepted a boat Monday on the Dead Sea carrying assault rifles and ammunition from Jordan, Israeli authorities said. The military provided a photograph showing a haul of 10 Kalashnikov rifles and the same number of ammunition clips. Two men on board, Palestinians in their forties, were arrested, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said...
Cardinals rip Astros in opener of series (07/26/11)
Molina, Rasmus hit home runs for St. Louis in a 10-5 victory
Southeast Missouri State football team picked to finish fourth in the OVC (07/26/11)
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel never has put much stock in preseason polls, making him no different than most others in the profession. Samuel didn't pay much attention when the Redhawks were picked to finish toward the bottom of the Ohio Valley Conference during his first five years on the job...
Area digest 7/26/11 (07/26/11)
The Gators broke eight records on their way to a second-place finish at the summer league championships. Helen Wojdylo broke a pair of SMSC records in the girls 13 and 14 division. She touched the wall in 1 minute, 10.38 seconds to win the 100-yard breaststroke and finished the 200 individual medley in 2:19.23...
Capahas move to 2-0 in Florida tournament (07/26/11)
Plaza tire stretched its winning streak to 11 games with a 14-4 triumph
Players vote to approve deal ending NFL lockout (07/26/11)
WASHINGTON -- Now it can be said with certainty: Get ready for some football! NFL players voted to OK a final deal Monday, days after the owners approved a tentative agreement, and the sides finally managed to put an end to the 4 1/2-month lockout, the longest work stoppage in league history...
A healthy, carrot-packed treat with cookie appeal (07/26/11)
Cookies as an afterschool snack? No trouble selling the kids on that one. Now to convince the adults. Often laden in fat and empty calories, cookies don't often impress parents. At least not as a go-to snack to fuel growing bodies and minds. But if you're willing to bake your own, you can turn out some delicious and appealing cookies that will satisfy kids and adults alike...
Progress reported on a blood test for Alzheimer's (07/26/11)
PARIS -- Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal: a blood test to screen people for Alzheimer's disease. An experimental test did a good job of indicating how much of the telltale Alzheimer's plaque lurks in people's brains, Australian researchers reported Wednesday. If the test proves accurate in larger studies, it could offer a way to check people having memory problems to see who needs more definitive testing for the disease...
Winehouse autopsy inconclusive; mourners to say goodbye today (07/26/11)
LONDON -- Monday's autopsy on singer Amy Winehouse failed to determine what killed the 27-year-old star, leaving fans and family with a weeks-long wait for the results of toxicology tests. Her funeral will be held today. A family spokesman said the private funeral "for family and close friends" would be held at an undisclosed time and place...
Abigail Jensen (07/26/11)
Abigail Marie Jensen, 5, received her angel wings while in her daddy's arms Sunday, July 24, 2011, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. Princess Abby's final days were spent at home in Oak Ridge surrounded by family and special friends who loved and will always love her dearly...
Donald Gohn (07/26/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Donald Edgar Gohn, 86, of St. Louis died Sunday, July 24, 2011. He was born Oct. 23, 1925, in Neelys Landing, son of Ed and May Littleton Gohn. He married Mary Lynette Giblin. Gohn graduated from Jackson High School and served as a St. Louis city police officer for 31 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was aboard the USS Missouri battleship for the formal signing of Japan's surrender Sept. 2, 1945...
Dennis Poole (07/26/11)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Dennis Earl Poole, 77, of Jonesboro died Monday, July 25, 2011, at his home. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mark Goins officiating. Interment will be in Jonesboro Cemetery...
Nellie Ackman (07/26/11)
Nellie E. Ackman, 99, formerly of Jackson, died Friday, July 22, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral will be at noon Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Rhodes officiating...
Births 7/26/11 (07/26/11)
Daughter to Derek Paul and Cindy Renee Beussink of Advance, Mo., Southeast Hospital, 10:50 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2011. Name, Keera Renee. Weight, 6 pounds 2 ounces. First child. Mrs. Beussink is the former Keera Eeftink. She is the daughter of Richard and Geralyn Eeftink of Leopold, Mo. ...
Jackson police and fire report 7/26/11 (07/26/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/26/11 (07/26/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/26/11 (07/26/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 7/26/11 (07/26/11)
Local farmers have committed more than 4,000 bales of Southeast Missouri hay for livestock producers in the sun-baked Greenville, S.C. area, according to Ed Shilling, spokesman for T.J.'s Truck Exchange and P.J.'s Trucking Co. of Fruitland. Eighth District congressional candidate Wayne Cryts holds a fundraiser in the evening at Drury Lodge here; congressman Richard Gephardt was the scheduled keynote speaker but was forced to cancel at the last minute to work at tax hearings in Washington, D.C...
High temperatures (07/26/11)
To say it has been hot lately would be an understatement. Southeast Missouri, along with much of the country, has seen in recent weeks oppressively hot weather. While many of us are fortunate to be able to stay inside in the air-conditioning, not everyone is. If you are one of those folks, take extra precaution. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a comprehensive list of how to protect yourself from the heat. Here are a few of the tips:...
Washington suffers from dementia (07/26/11)
The definition of dementia is described in part in the American Heritage Dictionary as, "Deterioration of intellectual faculties, such as memory, concentration and judgment." Evidently the president and his followers have forgotten what occurred just nine months ago in the 2010 elections. ...
Speak Out 7/26/11 (07/26/11)
GOV. Nixon and Rep. Jo Ann Emerson have been wonderful in pushing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers into rebuilding the infrastructure and private property it destroyed. We really need to push for full restoration before the government realizes that it is out of money and in default on its loans...
Prayer 7/26/11 (07/26/11)
O Lord, we ask you for wisdom and that you would direct our steps each day. Amen.
Truck Fire on I55 (07/26/11)
Truck on I55 just north of the 105 Fruitland exit. Everyone looks like they escaped unharmed, but the truck is toast.
Hiding Under The Bed (07/26/11)
Chloe and Snooki like to hang out under the bed and hide toys. Both were adopted from The Humane Society!
Ramsey Cascades (07/26/11)
Black and White photo of Ramsey Cascades in Great Smoky Mountain National Park
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