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Stories from Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Funeral Saturday for Breeann Rodriguez (08/17/11)
SENATH, Mo. (AP) -- Funeral arrangements are now set for Breeann Rodriguez, the 3-year-old Missouri girl allegedly suffocated by her neighbor. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Senath Church of Christ Church with a funeral to follow at 4 p.m. at the church. Burial is at Senath Cemetery...
Michael J. Fox, Kurt Warner headline university speaker series (08/17/11)
Actor Michael J. Fox and former St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner will headline Southeast Missouri State University's 2011-2012 Speaker Series. Each year the university brings in a slate of guest speakers for engagements scheduled throughout the school year...
Blair Best Box finds success at former Thorngate building (08/17/11)
A building that was an empty eyesore in the center of town for two years is now home to a booming new box business. Blair Best Box is creating custom paper packaging for a number of national clients at the former Thorngate Ltd. facility on Independence Street where it's made a $2.5 million investment...
Public outcry causes Rediger to nix utility help plan (08/17/11)
An overwhelming amount of public push-back prompted Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger on Tuesday to cancel a proposal intended to help low-income households keep up with sharp utility bill increases. Rediger said he saw a steady stream of emails and phone calls and had several face-to-face conversations with residents Tuesday. Every one of them said the same thing, Rediger said: They were against it...
Missing Senath girl's remains found in area floodway ditch (08/17/11)
DUNKLIN COUNTY, Mo. -- In a release from the Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder, Senath, Mo., police chief Omar Karnes and Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney Stephen P. Sokoloff have confirmed that law enforcement officers working the investigation of the disappearance of 3-year-old BreeAnn Rodriguez have found what are believed to be the child's remains near the floodway ditches northeast of Hornersville, Mo., approximately eight miles southeast of her home in Senath, Mo.. ...
Preliminary hearing set for former Thebes cop on misconduct charges (08/17/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- A preliminary hearing has been set for the former Thebes, Ill., police officer who faces misconduct charges for allegedly releasing a person from custody in exchange for sexual favors. Terry Crowe, 39, of Mounds, Ill., will be in court Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. for a preliminary hearing before Judge Mark H. Clarke, according to the Alexander County Circuit Clerk's office. Crowe is being represented in court by Shane Aden, a public defender...
Man charged with murder in crash that killed Caruthersville officer (08/17/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- A 28-year-old police officer from the Southeast Missouri town of Caruthersville is dead after a suspect crashed into his squad car. Evan Burns died early Tuesday. Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell says deputies spotted a stolen Cadillac Escalade on Interstate 55 about 12:30 a.m., and began a chase. When the SUV left the interstate and went on Highway 84, Burns and another Caruthersville officer, Richard Altice, set up spike strips...
Jackson man charged with assaulting Cape officer at police station (08/17/11)
A Jackson man has been charged with felony assault on a law enforcement officer after an incident Monday night at the Cape Girardeau Police Department. According to police spokesman Darin Hickey, Timothy D. Lesch, 49, was brought to the station for protective custody and was placed in a holding room at the jail to await a medical and psychological evaluation. ...
Route N in Bollinger, Cape counties reduced for pavement repairs (08/17/11)
Route N in Bollinger and Cape Girardeau counties will be reduced to one lane today from noon to 4:30 p.m., while Missouri Department of Transportation crews chip seal the roadway. This section of road is from Route T to Highway 51. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. For additional information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Route B in Bollinger County reduced for pavement repairs (08/17/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route B in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews chip seal the roadway. This section of road is from County Road 314 to Highway 34. Signs will mark the work zone, and motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. For additional information, contact the MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Water district customers in Scott County ordered to boil water (08/17/11)
Residents in the Scott County Public Water Supply District No. 4 are advised to boil their water until further notice as a result of a line rupture Monday. An electrical contractor working for SEMO Electric hit a main water line while working to install new electrical poles on County Road 514, about three miles east of Blodgett, said Tim McIntyre, water district manager...
Cape Girardeau public pools to reduce hours (08/17/11)
Cape Splash and Central Municipal Pool will both change their hours of operation Thursday. The start of the school year necessitates the switch. Through Labor Day, the Central pool will be open for fitness swimming from 5 to 7 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...
In federal court : Woman sentenced to more than 10 years on drug-related charges (08/17/11)
The U.S. attorney's office released the following information Tuesday for defendants who appeared before U.S. District Judge Carol E. Jackson. SENTENCING Name: Marylynn Bozell Age: 41 Residence: Scott County, Mo. Charge: Two counts of possession of more than five grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute...
Missouri state officials unsure of disasters' cost (08/17/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri officials said Tuesday it was too soon to project how much the state will need to pay for responding to this year's spate of natural disasters.
Senate committee for redistricting finally throws in the towel (08/17/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Amid accusations of gerrymandering and unwillingness to compromise, the 10-member bipartisan commission appointed to redraw the state's senatorial districts reached an impasse Tuesday. Responsibility for redrawing Missouri's 34 senate districts now goes to an appellate court panel...
Missouri takes steps toward changing how it accredits its schools (08/17/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A proposal to revamp how Missouri accredits public schools has been stripped of several changes that angered education groups. The Missouri State Board of Education took a step Tuesday toward approving new accreditation standards when it approved their publication. Final approval is expected in December...
Federal judge rejects inmates' case against execution methods (08/17/11)
ST. LOUIS -- A federal judge has rejected Missouri prison inmates' challenge of the state's execution procedure, saying she found no evidence the state's method of lethal injection caused unnecessary suffering or pain. The inmates' lawsuit argued that Missouri does not get valid medical prescriptions for the drugs used to put prisoners to death. The lawsuit also cited the state's use of nonmedical personnel to administer the chemicals intravenously...
Military: $360M lost to criminals in Afghanistan (08/17/11)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military estimates that $360 million spent on combat support and reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan has ended up in the hands of people the American-led coalition has battled for nearly a decade: the Taliban, criminals and local power brokers with ties to both, The Associated Press has learned...
Obama seeks his own economic help in Midwest (08/17/11)
PEOSTA, Iowa -- Seeking some help from rural America, President Barack Obama on Tuesday implored Iowans to share ideas with him about how leaders can give an economic jolt to the nation's heartland. He promised better days in a time of relentless joblessness, saying, "We'll get through this moment of challenge."...
Reservation dogs wander unchecked; attacks common (08/17/11)
GALLUP, N.M. -- The 55-year-old man was found lying on the side of the road on the Navajo Nation, a pack of dogs mauling him relentlessly. Emergency workers chased them away, but the pack -- their ribs sticking out -- kept trying to circle back...
France, Germany propose new eurozone government (08/17/11)
PARIS -- The leaders of France and Germany called Tuesday for greater economic discipline and unity among European nations but declined to take the expensive financial measures seen by many investors as the only way to halt the continent's spiraling debt crisis...
Shell's reputation hit by North Sea oil spill (08/17/11)
LONDON -- Royal Dutch Shell struggled to contain the worst North Sea oil spill in a decade as well as damage to its credibility Tuesday as a second leak was found in an oil line the company had said was "under control." Although the amount of oil involved in the Shell spill off the coast of Scotland is an order of magnitude smaller than BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster -- around 1,300 barrels so far compared to an estimated 4.9 million in the Gulf -- the spill undercuts Shell's earlier suggestions that it is a safer company than BP.. ...
As rebels arrive, Gadhafi's troops use hospital as base (08/17/11)
ZAWIYA, Libya -- The day Libyan rebels advanced into the strategic city of Zawiya, Moammar Gadhafi's forces clamped down on the local hospital. They forced doctors to perform hours of consecutive surgeries, put snipers on the roof and an anti-aircraft gun near the entrance, two doctors who managed to escape said Tuesday...
Blanfort eager to contribute again with Southeast Missouri State football team (08/17/11)
Bryan Blanfort didn't get to participate in Southeast Missouri State's historic 2010 football season, at least not the way he wanted. The Redhawks' senior strong safety hopes to make up for that this year when he returns from major knee surgery.
Area calendar 8/17/11 (08/17/11)
Baseball Cycling Football Golf Submit items by mail, fax or email to be included in the calendar as space permits....
Area digest 8/17/11 (08/17/11)
Cape Girardeau's Mike Brawley used an 8-iron to record an ace on hole A at Kimbeland Country Club. The hole was playing 144 yards. Ron Bowers, Craig Horky and J.R. Dodd witnessed the shot. It was Brawley's second career hole-in-one. Jackson's Jack Litzelfelner III posted a four-stroke victory to win his age division at the Gateway PGA Junior championship at Belk Park Golf Course in Wood River, Ill...
Jones' walk-off blast in 11th sinks Cards (08/17/11)
PITTSBURGH -- Albert Pujols made another bit of history Tuesday night but there was no post-game celebration in the St. Louis Cardinals' clubhouse. Pujols reached 30 home runs for the 11th consecutive season when the first baseman connected in the sixth inning off Pittsburgh's Jeff Karstens. The NL home runs leader is the first player in major league history to hit 30 homers in each of his first 11 seasons...
Rams' offense builds chemistry in preseason opener (08/17/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Josh McDaniels' offense for the St. Louis Rams' preseason opener by design was not a radical departure from last season. It's no time to be unveiling the playbook. The small portion the Rams used while scoring 33 points in a victory over the Indianapolis Colts was effective enough, even without Steven Jackson. ...
Invasion of grubs (08/17/11)
The 2011 invasion of Japanese beetle must be over. I am no longer hearing gardeners talk about Japanese beetles they collected in their traps. Is the invasion really over? To answer this question, you must understand the life cycle of the beetle. During the summer, adult Japanese beetles have two things on their mind, eating and mating. I am not sure which one is more important to them...
Capers add pungency to tapenade wrap (08/17/11)
When you need to jam a lot of flavor into a simple dish, reach for an umami bomb. That is, foods jammed with the fifth taste -- savory (to go along with bitter, sweet, salty and sour). In a small package, these foods deliver big flavor. Things like Parmesan cheese, anchovies and steak...
A little taste of Marquand, Mo. (08/17/11)
Shelby Mouser Shell is originally from Marquand, Mo., and I don't know another person more proud of their hometown and heritage than Shelby is. She frequently returns to Marquand to help in the antique shop, volunteer at the school for special projects, helps with the cemetery fundraiser and work in the museum. ...
350-year-old stolen Rembrandt recovered at California church (08/17/11)
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. -- A stolen Rembrandt sketch was too hot to handle for thieves, and even the detective who held the 17th-century artwork in white-gloved hands Tuesday admitted he was nervous. After all, it was only days earlier that the 350-year-old artwork worth $250,000 was swiped from the lobby of a seaside hotel...
Daniel Rosebrock (08/17/11)
Daniel W. Rosebrock, 57, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. There is no visitation or funeral at this time. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dewey Keller (08/17/11)
Dewey Martin Keller, 94, of Gordonville died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. He was born Jan. 19, 1917, at home on the Oakwood Stock Farm by Dr. W.W. Ford, son of Fred A. and Rosa Grossheider Keller. He and Virginia Whitler were married Oct. 5, 1940. He lived the rest of his life at their home on Highway 25 near Gordonville...
Kathleen Dunivan (08/17/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Kathleen Dunivan, 59, of Marble Hill passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 15, 1952, in St. Louis, daughter of Leon F. and Mary Elizabeth Schulte Atchison. She and Danny Dunivan were married Dec. 31, 1970...
Births 8/17/11 (08/17/11)
Son to Travis Lee and Sarah Elizabeth DeGroot of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 6:56 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. Name, Oliver Henry. Weight, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. First child. Mrs. DeGroot is the former Sarah Roth, daughter of Frank and Annette Roth of Scott City. She is a graphic designer with Red Letter Communications. DeGroot is the son of Gary and Carolyn DeGroot of Gordonville. He is a machinist at TG Missouri Corp...
Jackson police report 8/17/11 (08/17/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest...
Jackson fire report 8/17/11 (08/17/11)
*** Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Monday: * Emergency medical service on North Missouri Street. *** Firefighter responded to the following call Tuesday: * Process a drug lab on South Hope Street.
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/17/11 (08/17/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/17/11 (08/17/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 8/17/11 (08/17/11)
The Rev. Patrick McDevitt C.M. is the new associate pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Cape Girardeau, succeeding the Rev. Douglas Sparks, C.M.; Sparks has been reassigned by the Vincentians to do missionary work in Cortez, Colo. Curtis Lee Maddox, returning from an outing at Current River, lands his helicopter on the empty lot across the road from Shoney's to come in and have a bite to eat before returning home to Harrisburg, Ill.; he is arrested for landing within the city limits without obtaining permission from the city to do so, but posts a bond and is released.. ...
Tiger Woods' Mudville (08/17/11)
There's a lesson to be learned in the Tiger Woods story. And the lesson is even bigger than the legend. This past week, Woods came close to embarrassing himself in the final major golf tournament of the year. Not only did Woods fail once again to win a golf tournament, he played so poorly he was eliminated from the final two rounds of the tournament...
Hall of fame (08/17/11)
In its centennial year Cape Girardeau Central High School will induct four individuals and one team into the school's hall of fame. This year's class includes: This year's hall of fame class will be recognized at halftime of the school's Sept. 23 football game. The next day at 8:30 a.m. in the high school cafeteria, a breakfast will be held in honor of this year's class followed by formal inductions...
Speak Out 8/17/11 (08/17/11)
I don't believe you could put all of the Republican candidates together and come out with a good enough candidate to be president. They are only in it for the money. As you can see from the actions of Congress, they do not care one little bit about America, only about lining their pockets and getting the rich to foot their bills...
Prayer 8/17/11 (08/17/11)
O God, may we help others, do what is right and build them up in the Lord. Amen.
Hulling Beans! (08/17/11)
Woodland Hills residents enjoy hulling peas and telling stories of days gone by!
Dr. Reis joins Brain & Neurospine Clinic (08/17/11)
Cape Girardeau, MO -- Christopher Reis, DO, has joined the Brain & NeuroSpine Clinic of Missouri as a pain management physician. Dr. Reis received his Master's Degree in Molecular, Cellular and Systemic Physiology from Southern Illinois University. He graduated as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL...
Cape's oldest wooden sign undergoes refurbishment (08/17/11)
Broadway Prescription Shop's Original Sign Restored by Local Artist CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO., Aug. 12, 2011 -- The next time you're driving along Broadway you may notice a local staple has received a facelift. Broadway Prescription Shop's original wooden sign, which dates back to the 1970s, has been restored to its original glory. After hanging proud for nearly 40 years, the sign was in drastic need of repair...
Golf Course Living: Phase VI Begins at Bent Creek (08/17/11)
JACKSON, MO, August 2, 2011 -- A sure sign of any economic recovery is the housing market. Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson, MO is hoping to send our local economy into an upward trend with the launch of Phase VI of their golf course community living...
Cape Youth Tackle Football Sign-Up Deadlines! (08/17/11)
Registrations for the 31st year of Cape Youth Tackle Football (CYTF) are coming to an end and parents and friends only have two more opportunities to register their "players"! The final registration at regular prices are set for Saturday, August 20 from 2-5pm in the Osage Centre. ...
Making Aunt Lisa pretty (08/17/11)
Family day in COOL Wisconsin!
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (08/17/11)
Mary, Mavis & Milton are 8 week old Dachshund/Terrier mixes. They are available for adoption at The Humane Society, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
Trinity begins 157th year (08/17/11)
Trinity Lutheran School began its 157th year of Christian Education on Wednesday with the students walking from the school on Pacific to the church on Frederick for the Opening Chapel service. Cousins Isaac Ringwald (5th grade) and Emily Stageberg (1st grade) are the 5th generation of their family to attend Trinity Lutheran School...
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