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Stories from Thursday, July 28, 2011

Attendance at new Shawnee Park Center dips; manager expects numbers to rise when weather cools (07/28/11)
When Darryl Reddin wants to work out, he doesn't like to fight crowds at an overpriced health club. He doesn't want to have to drive across town and stand in line to use the latest fitness equipment. At Shawnee Park Center, he doesn't have to. "It's almost like having my own private gym," he said while lifting weights Wednesday morning. "I can get in, get out and get it done."...
Clay Waller's cooperation 'nil' in investigation, police say (07/28/11)
Police have questions for Clay Waller that they say he refuses to answer. Chief among them: Where was he in the evening hours of June 1, the night his wife of 17 years vanished? While Waller's attorney refutes claims that his client has been uncooperative, investigators heading up the case said Wednesday that Waller has repeatedly declined to answer questions and has only had a cursory involvement in the case...
Eftink resigns as Cape's assistant city manager (07/28/11)
Ken Eftink has resigned as Cape Girardeau's assistant city manager after four years of leading divisions for planning, engineering and inspections. The resignation was effective Monday. Citing personnel issues, city manager Scott Meyer declined to discuss the circumstances. City engineer Kelly Green has been named interim development services director, although not interim assistant city manager, Meyer said...
Cape School Board member resigns to become DARE, resource officer (07/28/11)
School board member and former vice president of the Cape Girardeau School Board Luther Bonds has resigned from his seat for a new role in the school system. Bonds was elected to the board in 2009 and served as vice president during the 2010-2011 school year. ...
Cape big site for broadcast summit in Aug. (07/28/11)
Although its mission is Christian, the Global Leadership Summit that will be broadcast at La Croix Church in Cape Girardeau next month has a broad appeal, says the Rev. Ron Watts. "If anybody is a leader in any capacity, in their home, their church, the business community, education, wherever, coming to the summit will make you a better leader," said Watts, who has been attending the summit since 1995...
Driver involved in fatal Illinois police shooting identified (07/28/11)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Police have identified a man shot to death by police in Southern Illinois Tuesday and the man's female passenger, who was found dead in the vehicle. The man was identified as Bobby W. Curtis, 48, of Panama City, Fla. The woman is Lisa K. Curtis, 50, his wife.
Preliminary hearings pushed back for Cairo arson suspects (07/28/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Preliminary hearings for two men charged in connection with January arsons in Cairo have been rescheduled for Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. Richard Scott Pitcher, 18, of Cairo, and David Patrick, 22, of Arlington, Ky., appeared before judge Charles Cavaness at the Alexander County courthouse this morning. Both face two counts of arson. The hearings were postponed because neither man's attorney was available to attend the hearing...
Arraignment set for Scott City couple accused of child endangerment (07/28/11)
A Scott City couple who are accused of repeatedly locking their two children outside their home for hours while they were at work without proper food and water will appear before Judge David Dolan for an arraignment Aug. 11 at the Scott County Courthouse...
States brace for grad rate dips as formula changes (07/28/11)
States are bracing for plummeting high school graduation rates as districts nationwide dump flawed measurement formulas that often undercounted dropouts and produced inflated results. Some could see numbers fall by as many as 20 percentage points. Liz Utrup, a spokeswoman for the U.S. ...
In federal court: Sikeston woman sentenced for stealing from Chaffee employer (07/28/11)
The U.S. attorney's office released the following information Wednesday for defendants who appeared before U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. SENTENCING Name: Christy Ann Chandler Age: 42 Residence: Sikeston Charge: Four felony counts of wire fraud...
Scott County emergency management director resigns to spend more time with children (07/28/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County is looking for a new emergency management director. Scott County commissioners confirmed during their regular meeting Tuesday that Amber Scudder, emergency management director, has verbally advised them she is resigning...
Pipe replacement closes Route EE in Cape County (07/28/11)
Route EE in Cape Girardeau County will be closed Monday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway. The road will be closed at various locations between County Road 264 and Highway 25. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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...
Route B to be reduced to one lane today (07/28/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route B in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane Thursday while the Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. The section of road is from County Road 368 to County Road 342. Weather permitting, the work will be from 7:30 a.m. ...
PSC denies Ameren request to end solar energy rebate (07/28/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Public Service Commission has ruled that Ameren Missouri should continue giving rebates to customers who install solar energy systems in their homes or businesses for at least another 120 days. The utility was seeking to end the practice after a Cole County judge declared the rebate program unconstitutional June 29. ...
Neosho leaders plan city's financial comeback (07/28/11)
NEOSHO, Mo. -- After almost two years of financial struggles that led to the replacement of nearly all of its city administration, Neosho has changed the way it does business and begun what will be a long process of recovery, city officials said...
Ag secretary outlines new rural council (07/28/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A new federal effort aimed at helping rural areas needs input from private and not-for-profit organizations, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday. "I believe that it's essential and necessary that this country focus more time and more attention on rural America and economic opportunity in rural America,' Vilsack told about 180 people attending the Council on Foundations' Rural Philanthropy Conference in Kansas City...
Rural population share hits its all-time lowest percentage (07/28/11)
WASHINGTON -- Rural America now accounts for just 16 percent of the nation's population, the lowest ever. The latest 2010 census numbers hint at an emerging America where, by midcentury, city boundaries become indistinct and rural areas grow ever less relevant. Many communities could shrink to virtual ghost towns as they shutter businesses and close down schools, demographers said...
App sites offer help for veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome (07/28/11)
WASHINGTON -- When terrifying battlefield memories come rushing back, causing night sweats, flashbacks or a panic attack, some troops and vets now find comfort by reaching for their smartphones. Using new-age technology to cope with age-old wounds of war, they tap into mobile phone applications, or "apps," designed to help with post-traumatic stress and brain injuries...
Analysis: Famed bird fossil is really a kind of dinosaur (07/28/11)
NEW YORK -- One of the world's most famous fossil creatures, widely considered the earliest known bird, is getting a rude present on the 150th birthday of its discovery: A new analysis suggests it isn't a bird at all. Chinese scientists are proposing a change to the evolutionary family tree that boots Archaeopteryx off the "bird" branch and onto a closely related branch of birdlike dinosaurs...
Wild ponies swim in 86th annual event (07/28/11)
Chincoteague ponies make their way across Assateague Channel during the 86th annual Chincoteague Wild Pony Swim on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in Chincoteague, Va. Each year the wild ponies are auctioned to raise money for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, which cares for the Virginia herd. ...
Hope remains for debt deal despite disputes, veto threat (07/28/11)
WASHINGTON -- Crisis concerns rising, House Republican leaders shrugged off a White House veto threat and an outbreak of tensions within their own party Wednesday as they built support for legislation to stave off the government default threatened for next week...
Pentagon clears three-star general of allegations (07/28/11)
WASHINGTON -- The three-star Army general in charge of training Afghan security forces has been cleared of allegations that he improperly used soldiers trained in psychological operations to influence American senators to get more money for the war...
Stocks fall as lawmakers remain at odds over debt (07/28/11)
NEW YORK -- Stocks plunged Wednesday as the U.S. edged closer to defaulting on its debt and the economy showed more signs of deteriorating. Major indexes gave up all of their gains for the month. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 198.75 points, or 1.7 percent, to 12,302.55, its biggest one-day drop since early June. It has fallen for four days straight...
GM CEO: European car business not for sale (07/28/11)
DETROIT -- General Motors' CEO says the company's European car business is not for sale. Media outlets have reported that GM wanted to sell the struggling operations, which include the Opel and Vauxhall brands. "Opel is not for sale," CEO Daniel Akerson said Wednesday in Detroit, referring to GM Europe's biggest brand...
Dunkin' IPO gets warm response (07/28/11)
NEW YORK -- It's time to make the money. Shares of Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. soared nearly 47 percent Wednesday, their first day of trading, feeding the demand of investors looking to trade in coffee and doughnuts. Shares closed at $27.85, up $8.85 from the $19 price that Dunkin' Brands set Tuesday night. Dunkin' sold about $423 million worth of shares at $19 apiece...
38 die as rains and mudslides assault parts of South Korea (07/28/11)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Walls of mud barreling down a hill buried 10 college students sleeping in a resort cabin and flash floods submerged the streets and subway stations in Seoul, killing at least 38 people Wednesday in South Korea's heaviest rains this year...
Norway PM: After attacks, country should be more open (07/28/11)
OSLO, Norway -- Norway will never be the same after last week's bombing and mass shooting but it shouldn't change the way the suspect wants it to, the prime minister said Wednesday. He called on his country to react by more tightly embracing, rather than abandoning, the culture of tolerance that Anders Behring Breivik said he was trying to destroy...
Food supplements airlifted into famine-hit Somalia (07/28/11)
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A plane carrying 10 tons of urgently needed nutritional supplements to treat malnourished children has landed in famine-hit Somalia, a U.N. official said Wednesday. The airlift is part of a crisis intervention as famine threatens to spread across lawless Somalia...
Houck Stadium undergoes face lift (07/28/11)
Southeast has spent $2 million for renovations to its football facilities
Redhawks voted ninth in OVC preseason poll (07/28/11)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball squad has been picked to finish ninth in the 11-team Ohio Valley Conference in the preseason poll announced Wednesday. Southeast, which has a new coach in Julie Folliard, went 7-22 overall and 4-14 in the OVC last year to tie for ninth place. The Redhawks failed to qualify for the league tournament the past two seasons...
Cardinals trade Rasmus to Blue Jays in eight-player deal (07/28/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals addressed a pitching shortage that dates to spring training, acquiring right-hander Edwin Jackson in a three-team trade Wednesday that cost them starting center fielder Colby Rasmus. The Cardinals sent Rasmus and two relievers to Toronto, sacrificing a starting outfielder to get more pitching for the second straight year near the trade deadline. ...
Astros knock Cards out of first place (07/28/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Carpenter was happy with the pitch that cost him both runs. He was OK with the decision to take him out after seven innings, too. The St. Louis Cardinals starter had another strong outing in a 4-2 loss to the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Working in 94-degree heat, the right-hander tied his season best with eight strikeouts and left with the game tied...
Bradford builds rapport with new coordinator McDaniels (07/28/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Tutoring Sam Bradford is Josh McDaniels' route to career redemption. The former boy wonder, once coach of the Denver Broncos at age 32, now is the offensive coordinator with the St. Louis Rams. By Wednesday, the second day that players could report, McDaniels guessed the hours he's spent with Bradford already was in double digits...
Hooked on Science: You can find out how a fan cools (07/28/11)
A fan feels good on a hot summer day, but does it really create a cool breeze? You can put your fan to the test. All you need are a few materials from around the house. Materials Instructions STEP 1: Place one of the thermometers in front of the fan...
Summer adventures: Part 5 (07/28/11)
Summer is the time to relax, hang out with friends and family, and have fun adventures to tell about when school starts again in August. You don't have to leave Southeast Missouri to find adventure this summer. If you're yearning for adventure or looking for fun places to relax with friends while staying in the area, we've got you covered. Check this spot and check something off your summer bucket list every other week without having to stray too far from home, with tips from Mia Pohlman...
neXt up 7/28/11 (07/28/11)
"Smurfs," rated PG @ Cape West 14 Cine "A Better Life," rated PG-13 @ AMC Town Plaza 5 "Midnight in Paris," rated PG-13 @ AMC Town Plaza 5 "Pirates of Black Cove," PC "Bleach: Soul Resurreccion," PS3 "Fallout: New Vegas -- Lonesome Road," Xbox360, PS3...
They're No. 1: Randi Wiley, Chaffee High School valedictorian (07/28/11)
Randi Wiley School: Chaffee High School Hometown: Chaffee, Mo. Parents: Rena and Greg Wiley Post-graduation plans: My plans after graduation are to attend Missouri State University and major in elementary education...
They're No. 1: Hayden Mayfield, Woodland High School valedictorian (07/28/11)
Hayden Mayfield School: Woodland High School Hometown: Marble Hill, Mo. Parents: Eric and Krisy Mayfield Post-graduation plans: Attend college and attain a degree in mechanical engineering High school activities: Member of WASTED, Beta Club, captain of baseball team, cross country...
The last word (07/28/11)
July 28, 2011 Dear readers, This is my final column for the Southeast Missourian. No mourning is called for. I'm just moving on to other interests. You will too. This column began about 20 years ago, so more than 1,000 Letters from Home have appeared. My mother has clipped and saved every one. Other people occasionally have told me if a particular column made them think. A columnist hopes for no more...
Terry Camp (07/28/11)
Terry K. Camp, 55, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 25, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born April 17, 1956, in Cape Girardeau, son of Charles Vernon and Wilma Lee Mansker Camp. He and Gina Glueck Steele were married Sept. 23, 2010, at Perryville, Mo...
Elvera Campbell (07/28/11)
Elvera L. Campbell, 85, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, July 25, 2011, at Good Day Assisted Living Home in Conroe, Texas. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Edna Brawley (07/28/11)
MARBLE HILL, ILL. -- Edna Louise Brawley, 81, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Raymond Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery near Marble Hill...
Vida Miller (07/28/11)
THEBES, Ill. — Vida Miller, 76, of Thebes, died at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Jackson police and fire report 7/28/11 (07/28/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/28/11 (07/28/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/28/11 (07/28/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 7/28/11 (07/28/11)
An overturned tanker truck loaded with 7,000 gallons of gasoline forced Scott City authorities to seal off the only major route into and out of the city for almost five hours yesterday afternoon; a gash on the side of the tanker allowed gasoline to pour onto the roadway...
Central's centennial (07/28/11)
The 2011-2012 graduating class from Cape Girardeau Central High School will be a special one, for this year the tradition-rich high school turns 100. Since the high school's first four students graduated on May 22, 1912, at the Presbyterian Church, thousands of graduates have been produced and many have enjoyed great success...
Speak Out 7/28/11 (07/28/11)
TO rude drivers: A yield sign means you wait until the other traffic clears before proceeding. That means 50 cars can go by before it's your turn. It does not mean that you alternate. You need to learn what the signs mean before you cause a wreck. THE value of a Speak Out comment is inversely proportional to its length...
Prayer 7/28/11 (07/28/11)
O Lord, may we hasten and not delay to obey your commands. Amen.
Scott City 8th Grade Basketball Team (07/28/11)
The Scott City 8th Grade Boys Basketball team won the Osage League with a 10-0 record. Members of the team are: Andrew Schroeter, Nick Cassout, Hunter Copeland, Dylan Boswell, Jordan Kluesner, Trent Pobst, Cory Sanders, Drew Short, Isiah Berry, Dakota Brown...
Scott City Varsity Boys Basketball Team (07/28/11)
The Scott City Varsity Boys Basketball team won the Osage League with a 7-2 record. Members of the team are: Jesse Sanders, Eric Essner, Forrest Copeland, Nick Bollinger, Trevor Job, Landon Robert, Zach Cotner, Ryan Fortner, Ryan Brock, Jonathan McFall...
Velvet Antlers (07/28/11)
I took this picture this morning in our back yard.
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