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Stories from Thursday, August 11, 2011

Co-founder of Cape's Red House center dies (08/11/11)
Sharing her love of local history with area families was Jane Randol Jackson's passion. The 64-year-old, who was co-founder of the Red House Interpretive Center and former director of the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, died Monday at her home in The Villages, Fla...
Cape preparing for second year of Special Olympics summer games (08/11/11)
Cape Girardeau will welcome 835 athletes and coaches to town this weekend as it hosts the Special Olympics State Outdoor Championships for the second year. In 2010, the city started a four-year run as the host for the summer games, which are golf, tennis and softball...
Cape asks bankruptcy judge to permit Commander eviction (08/11/11)
Calling the company "trespassers" in court documents, Cape Girardeau officials are asking a bankruptcy judge in Texas to allow them to evict Commander Premier Aircraft Corp. from city-owned property at the airport. A hearing has been set for 9:30 a.m. Aug. 23 before Judge Bill Parker, who will consider the city's request...
Event will give children in Scott City a sample of youth program (08/11/11)
Scott City children can get a glimpse of what it was like for 15 others who participated in a community group's day program over the summer during a free event Friday at the Scott City Park. The Scott City Interactive Park Program, or SCIPP, will host the first SCIPP Anne Smith Day beginning at 8 a.m. ...
Tonight is Patriot Night at SIkeston rodeo (08/11/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Local veterans will join the many who benefit from the annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo this year. Tonight is Patriot Night, according to Cal Crader, general chairman for this year's event. "It is designed to raise awareness of the need for rehabilitation and other services for the veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan as they return with their units and get back to their families and regular careers," Crader said. ...
Oran man chosen as Scott County's emergency management director (08/11/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County has a new emergency management director. The decision to hire Patrick Young of Oran, Mo., to the position was made Thursday, County Commissioners said during their regular meeting Tuesday. Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn said commissioners held off on announcing their choice as a courtesy to other applicants so they could inform them by letter that the position was filled...
Wheelchair program at Charleston prison helps inmates give back (08/11/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A new program at a prison in Southeast Missouri is allowing inmates to clean and repair walkers, wheelchairs, crutches and canes for people in developing countries. Prisoners at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston are assisting in the Wheels for the World Ministry. ...
Dino's suffers major fire damage; building not deemed total loss (08/11/11)
The interior of Dino's Pizza on Broadway was heavily damaged in a fire early Wednesday morning.
Accidents tie up I-55 traffic (08/11/11)
Traffic backs up along I-55 north due to several vehicle accidents between the 104 and 105 mile markers on Wednesday evening. According to Jackson police officer Cpl. Tony Henson, an initial accident involving two tractor-trailers and a pickup truck on the southbound lanes led to several additional accidents because of unexpected traffic congestion in the southbound lanes and distracted drivers traveling past the accident in the northbound lanes...
Last-minute bid extends federal building auction (08/11/11)
With less than a minute to go, the auction of the former federal building in Cape Girardeau was extended by a new bid on Wednesday. The high bid Wednesday afternoon stood at $565,000. Two of the four bidders have been battling for the top spot and extending the auction with last-minute offers since Friday...
Jacque Waller search continues Saturday (08/11/11)
Volunteers will continue their search for Jacque Waller on Saturday and are asking those interested in assisting in the search to show up at 8 a.m. at Cape County Cowboy Church, 2020 Orchid Lane in Oak Ridge. Organizers said in a news release that they are hoping this will be the largest search yet. ...
Basketball player also plays softball (08/11/11)
Name: Adam Graham Age: 25 Hometown: Sikeston, Mo. Parents: Ray and Delma Graham. Years in Special Olympics: Three. Sports played: Softball, basketball. Question: What's your favorite sport? Answer: Basketball...
Trip to Greece a highlight for Special Olympics golfer (08/11/11)
Editor's note: These are the first in a series of profiles of athletes who will participate among hundreds of others in the Special Olympics State Outdoors Championship Friday through Sunday in Cape Girardeau. Name: Jeff Minor Age: Turned 27 on Wednesday. Celebrated with golf game with father and a party...
Pretrial date set in Cairo arson case (08/11/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- A pretrial date has been set for one of the men charged in connection with the January arsons in and near Cairo. David Patrick, 22, of Arlington, Ky., has been scheduled for pretrial at 9 a.m. Sept. 28. Patrick and Richard Scott Pitcher, 18, of Cairo, are accused of setting fires near the Mississippi River levee and in Cairo earlier this year...
Route HH reduced for pavement repairs (08/11/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route HH from Route J to Highway 72 in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane with a 14-foot width restriction while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will begin Thursday, Aug. ...
Route CC in Scott County reduced for pavement repairs (08/11/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route CC from Highway 91 to Route W in Scott County will be reduced to one lane with a 14-foot width restriction Monday through Aug. 19 while Missouri Department of Transportation crews overlay the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 5 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...
New traffic signals in place at Highway 84/I-55 interchange at Hayti (08/11/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- In addition to pavement improvements at the Highway 84/Interstate 55 interchange at Hayti, Mo., motorists can expect to see new signals. They will be activated tonight, weather permitting. The Missouri Department of Transportation analyzed traffic in the area, and the addition of the flashing yellow arrow will help increase efficiency during off-peak times. A video of signals with flashing yellow arrows is also available at: http://youtu.be/H6-hcgWt7co...
Walker infant murder trial moved to next year (08/11/11)
Defense lawyers have asked for more time to prepare for the murder trial of Allen Walker Jr., the Cape Girardeau man accused in the August death of his 7-week-old son.
Jackson School Board updates policies at meeting (08/11/11)
The Jackson School Board approved bus routes for the 2011-2012 school year and made updates to board policies at its Tuesday night meeting. Included in the updates to the board policies were changes required by the state legislature concerning corporal punishment and the reporting of child abuse and neglect...
Sheriff's department: Couple from Benton, Mo., charged with growing marijuana (08/11/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Benton couple are facing charges of growing marijuana after their arrest by the Scott County Sheriff's Department. According to a sheriff's department news release, William Russell, 57, and Karla Russell, 55, both of rural Benton, were arrested and charged with two counts of manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia...
Perryville police seek two men in Park Center burglary (08/11/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Perryville Police Department released surveillance photos of two men who broke into the Perry Park Center late Monday night. Perryville police chief Keith Tarillion said the two men entered the building during business hours and hid in a room until the park center closed...
Zalma man injured when vehicle strikes fence (08/11/11)
A Zalma, Mo., man was seriously injured in a Wednesday morning crash in Bollinger County. Jerry P. Summers, 48, was injured when his 2005 Kawasaki Mule utility vehicle ran off the road and struck a fence at 10:20 a.m. on Route E, two miles west of Arab, Mo., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
USDA: Missouri crops need cool, wet August (08/11/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture says June's floods and July's hot dry weather are causing the state's corn and soybean crops to come under stress. It appears the state's soybean crop is in the most danger at the moment. USDA estimates show that Missouri soybean farmer will harvest 20,000 acres less of the crop than last year. ...
Part of Eads Bridge closed after body found (08/11/11)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- Eastbound lanes of a Mississippi River bridge linking Illinois to Missouri are back in business after being closed when a man's body was found on the span. East St. Louis police say the man may have been hit by a car near the east end of the Eads Bridge connecting St. Louis to East St. Louis...
Cutbacks force some states to roll back war on meth, but not Missouri (08/11/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Police and sheriff's departments in states that produce much of the nation's methamphetamine have made a sudden retreat in the war on meth, at times virtually abandoning pursuit of the drug because they can no longer afford to clean up the toxic waste generated by labs...
Wash. boy pulled lifeless from ocean now out of intensive care (08/11/11)
LONG BEACH, Wash. -- Charles Ostrander's head hung back lifelessly as he was carried out of the frigid Pacific, 15 minutes or more after a riptide sucked in the 12-year-old. Today, he's alive. How? You could say prayers. There were many along the beach late last week as his body bobbed limply just below the ocean's surface. ...
Stocks resume sell-off; Dow finishes down 519 points (08/11/11)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street focused on the landscape ahead for the economy Wednesday and wiped out its gains from a day earlier and then some. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 519 points and has now lost more than 2,000 in less than three weeks. Swings of several hundred points in just minutes, accelerated by computerized trading, have become commonplace...
Fed's low rates no fix for economy or retirees (08/11/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve's plan to keep interest rates low for at least two more years is great news for mortgage refinancers and other borrowers. For retirees and others who need interest income, it's a threat. Nor will low rates likely revive a depressed home market, energize a weak economy or reassure frightened consumers...
News Corp. reports 22 percent drop in net income in 2nd quarter (08/11/11)
LOS ANGELES -- News Corp., the media conglomerate under fire for phone hacking in Britain, said Wednesday that its net income for the last quarter fell 22 percent mainly because of the sale of social networking site MySpace. It also acknowledged for the first time that it is facing investigations into whether alleged phone hacking and police bribery occurred at its subsidiaries outside of the U.K...
Texas plant will turn sewage into water source (08/11/11)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- In parched West Texas, it's often easier to drill for oil than to find new sources of water. So after years of diminishing water supplies made even worse by the second-most severe drought in state history, some communities are resorting to a plan that might have seemed absurd a generation ago: turning sewage into drinking water...
Therapy wipes out leukemia in study (08/11/11)
NEW YORK -- Scientists are reporting the first clear success with a new approach for treating leukemia -- turning the patients' own blood cells into assassins that hunt and destroy their cancer cells. They've only done it in three patients so far, but the results were striking: Two appear cancer-free up to a year after treatment, and the third patient is improved but still has some cancer. ...
Sibling suspects in bank robbery captured in Colo. (08/11/11)
PUEBLO, Colo. -- Three fugitive siblings accused of shooting at police in Florida and robbing a bank in Georgia were captured Wednesday in Colorado after crashing their car into a highway barrier during a high-speed chase. Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21; Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26; and Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, were targets of a nationwide search after they were accused of the crime spree...
British leader vows to restore order (08/11/11)
LONDON -- Thousands of extra police officers flooded the streets of London on Wednesday to deter rioters, and Prime Minister David Cameron warned that the government will take any necessary action to restore order and confidence to Britain's streets...
Airstrike kills insurgents who downed helicopter (08/11/11)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- An airstrike by international forces has killed the Taliban insurgents responsible for the downing of a U.S. helicopter last weekend in which 38 U.S. and Afghan troops died, including the militant who launched the fatal rocket-propelled grenade, the military claimed Wednesday...
Mothers exchange blows as Kenya drought deepens (08/11/11)
KAKUMA, Kenya -- The two mothers exchanged blows as they held their wailing infants in their arms after one of the women tried to cut in the long line for children to receive treatment for severe malnutrition. The women faced off a second time after passing their children to onlookers amid the melee: The younger woman head-butted the other to the ground before hospital personnel intervened and separated them...
Palestinians planning for peaceful protests during September (08/11/11)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian leaders have drawn up a plan to keep their rallies in September peaceful, officials said Wednesday, hoping that violence-free demonstrations would boost their drive for a U.N. recognition. The rallies, set for Palestinian territories and abroad, are to coincide with a hoped-for U.N. ...
Syria claims conspiracy to justify crackdown (08/11/11)
BEIRUT -- Residents of Hama told of indiscriminate shelling by the army, snipers aiming at civilians and corpses piling up in the streets in the wake of a weeklong military siege of the defiant city. The government, however, claimed it was ridding the city of "terrorists."...
Local walk-ons Walker, Beck eager to help Southeast Missouri State football team (08/11/11)
Jackson graduate Brandon Beck and Central graduate Derek Walker are trying to earn playing time for the Southeast Missouri State football team this season.
Susan Beth Scott captures two medals at Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships (08/11/11)
Susan Beth Scott of Cape Girardeau won a pair of medals Wednesday at the Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships in Edmonton, Alberta. Scott won gold in the 400 freestyle by touching the wall in 4 minutes, 38 seconds. She then captured a bronze in the 50 freestyle, finishing in 29.54...
Rams' Long ready to deliver hits Saturday (08/11/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Tired of the no-contact rule in practices and scrimmages, St. Louis defensive end Chris Long is eager to unload on a quarterback. "As a competitor, you want to get out there and get that sack," Long said Wednesday. "I realize you have to protect your quarterback and it's just practice, but for us defensive guys, it's not easy. It's only natural. You just want to hit someone."...
Brewers Wolf gnaws Cardinals' bats (08/11/11)
ST. LOUIS -- It was too late for the St. Louis Cardinals by the time Jake Westbrook got his pitches to behave. Randy Wolf pitched eight sharp innings and the streaking Milwaukee Brewers jumped on Westbrook early in a 5-1 victory Wednesday night to give the NL Central leaders their 13th win in 14 games...
who's neXt 8/11/11 (08/11/11)
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Hooked on Science: Giraffe spit easy to make 8/11/11 (08/11/11)
Using a few ingredients from around the house, you can create a batch of thick giraffe spit and learn how this adaptation helps a giraffe eat from thorny trees. STEP 2: Mix the ingredients with your hands. STEP 3: Add the leaf. One of the giraffe's most interesting adaptations is its ability to eat leaves from thorny trees. The mixture represents their very thick saliva. The saliva protects their mouths from the thorns...
Maximize space in form rooms while making it look good (08/11/11)
When New Yorker Wendy Koch's son Bob headed off to Ithaca College freshman year, the car was loaded with great stuff -- too much of it. That the nice Pottery Barn rug barely fit in the car should have been the tipoff. "We were taking our seventh trip up three flights of stairs to the tiny dorm room in stifling temps when his roommate turned to Bob and said, 'You could probably make a lot of money selling all this stuff on eBay,'" Koch recalls. "There just wasn't room in the room."...
Summer adventures: Part 7 (08/11/11)
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 (08/11/11)
"Fruit Ninja Kinect," Xbox 360 "Age of Empires," PC "Hypertension Neptunia mk2," PS3 "Jane Eyre," PG-13 "Something Borrowed," PG-13 "The Conspirator," PG-13 Blue October, "Any Man in America" Jewel, " The Merry Goes 'Round"...
Jane Jackson (08/11/11)
Jane Randol Jackson, 64, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at her home. Beyers Funeral Home in Lady Lake, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Mae Messamore (08/11/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mae Messamore, 97, of Anna died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Jonesboro Rehab and Care Center. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Alto Pass Cemetery. Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements...
Rodney Welker (08/11/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Rodney Jean Welker, 53, of Marble Hill died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at his home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at Little Valley Church south of Marble Hill. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church...
Brad Nolen (08/11/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Brad L. Nolen, 56, of Arnold, Mo., formerly of Perryville, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at his home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 6:30 a.m. until time of service Friday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville...
Births 8/11/11 (08/11/11)
Daughter to Kyle and Christy Eggers of Commerce City, Colo., North Suburban Hospital in Thornton, Colo., 8:56 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Name, Skylar Nicole. Weight, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Second daughter. Mrs. Eggers is the former Christy Thoma, daughter of Orville and Gwen Thoma of Jackson. She is a registered nurse at Rose Surgical Center in Denver. Eggers is the son of Carl and Brenda Eggers of Perryville, Mo. He is general manager of Sam's Club in Thornton...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/11/11 (08/11/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police/fire reports 8/11/11 (08/11/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/11/11 (08/11/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Out of the past 8/11/11 (08/11/11)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will take the first steps in developing plans and specifications for an 1,800-foot slackwater harbor at the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority next week; the St. Louis office of the corps has received $155,000 for plans and will begin surveying the site Monday...
Garden challenge (08/11/11)
Do you have a garden? If so, you might want to register it with the Missouri Department of Agriculture's AgriMissouri program. The program is being promoted through the 10,000 Garden Challenge. The challenge encourages individuals and groups to get involved with agriculture, promotes local produce and eating healthy foods. ...
Bethany's 50th (08/11/11)
Southeast Missouri is blessed to have many churches that do outstanding work in the community -- and have done so for years. One of these churches in Cape Girardeau, Bethany Baptist Church, will be celebrating a major milestone this Sunday, Aug. 14...
Emerson squandered opportunity (08/11/11)
What statistical improbability exists to explain the complete lack of leadership skills demonstrated by 16-year member of Congress Jo Ann Emerson? The single defining issue of the last election cycle was this country's spending problem. Instead of offering solutions, Emerson wastes her constituents' time by propping up boogeymen and exploiting her sizable elderly voting base through falsified threats of Social Security cuts, while playing another round of "kick the can" by voting for more debt. ...
Dems perpetuate victimhood (08/11/11)
Most people who are poor want to be rich, or at least self-sustaining. But politicians like President Obama and Sen. Claire McCaskill never talk about fundamental steps of self-responsibility, self-motivation and self-determination by which one might work their way out of poverty...
Hunger and education (08/11/11)
Soon children throughout Southeast Missouri will return to school. While many children will complain about losing their summer freedom, for others school is the only place where they are guaranteed a meal. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 17 million children are at risk of hunger. Nearly 40 percent of people receiving food or groceries from the Feeding America network are children...
Prayer 8/11/11 (08/11/11)
O Lord, may we fix our minds on whatever is true, noble, pure and lovely to you. Amen.
Mid-America Juried Arts Exhibition (08/11/11)
The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri hosted the Mid-America Juried Arts Exhibition and the 2011 Summer Arts Academy for its August First Friday activities. Nearly 400 people were in attendance. The Mid-America Juried Arts Exhibit, sponsored by Bank of Missouri, as well as private sponsors, features 40 works by local artists as well as artist from Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. ...
Southern Gospel Concert with Old Timers Quartet (08/11/11)
Cornerstone Church of Cape Girardeau will host a Southern Gospel Concert with the Old Timers Quartet on August 27, 2011 at 7:00pm. The concert will be held at the church at 922 Koch Ave in Cape Girardeau. Admission is free with a freewill ofering received. The concert will be followed by a reception with ice cream and cookies...
Final Drive by Shelly Hess (08/11/11)
My memoir will touch many hearts. I went through love, divorce, affair, and loss in just 90 days. Please let me share my story with you. 2011 Indie Excellence Award Memoir Finalist FINAL DRIVE BY SHELLY HESS New Release That Explores a Family's Response to Losing a Father and Husband...
Hummingbird (08/11/11)
Hummingbird coming in to feed on sweet nectar on a hot summer afternoon.
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