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Stories from Monday, August 29, 2011

Cape finishes $1 million in renovations to Central pool (08/29/11)
For several years, Nathan Sides has gone to the Central Municipal Pool twice a week to swim countless laps. It's great exercise, he says, especially when he's training for the a triathlon. But the Jackson resident hasn't always been the facility's biggest fan...
Memorial for soldiers killed in war on terror on display in Perryville (08/29/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks nears, a traveling memorial pays tribute to those who have fallen in the war on terror.
U.S. 67 project done early, under budget (08/29/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Mid-America Express Event, celebrating the completion of four lanes of Highway 67 from Fredericktown, Mo., to Poplar Bluff, Mo., made its way down the highway Friday, wrapping up with a celebration at First Community Bank in Poplar Bluff. Local and state officials also gathered earlier in the day in Fredericktown and Greenville, Mo., for celebrations...
Stoddard County deputies arrest five on drug, other charges (08/29/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner issued a release Friday afternoon announcing the arrests of several people on drug and other charges. As the result of an ongoing investigation into drug activity, the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department secured a search warrant for a residence in the southeast part of the county...
Members of Guard's 1137th preparing for deployment to Qatar (08/29/11)
KENNETT, Mo. -- About 130 members of the Missouri Army National Guard's 1137th Military Police Company were training Sunday as they prepare for deployment to Qatar. Based in Kennett, the 1137th has detachments in Doniphan, Mo., and Jackson and its soldiers will be among more than 450 from across the state taking part in the deployment...
Residents return as Missouri River floodwaters recede (08/29/11)
PIERRE, S.D. -- Grace Curtis is happy to be moving back home, but cries softly as she talks about historic Missouri River flooding that forced her from her house for three months this summer, and left damage in several states that could total more than $100 million...
Missouri's exports rising in '11 (08/29/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri businesses are shipping an increasing amount of products to other countries. Gov. Jay Nixon said last week the state's international exports were up 13 percent through the first half of 2011. That comes on top of a 35 percent growth in exports during 2010...
University of Missouri to lease historic theater (08/29/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Missouri has agreed to lease a historic Columbia theater that some local preservationists feared would close its doors. The university announced a three-year deal Thursday with the not-for-profit Missouri Symphony Society, the group that manages the 83-year-old Missouri Theatre on Ninth Street in downtown Columbia...
Soldier sought in four deaths in Pennsylvania (08/29/11)
PHILADELPHIA -- A soldier suspected of killing four people in Pennsylvania and Virginia was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in suburban Philadelphia after a daylong manhunt during which he fired at and injured officers, authorities said...
Forecasters right about Irene's course, wrong on strength (08/29/11)
WASHINGTON -- Hurricane Irene was no mystery to forecasters. They knew where it was going. But what it would do when it got there was another matter. Predicting a storm's strength still baffles meteorologists. Every giant step in figuring out the path highlights how little progress they've made on another crucial question: How strong?...
Damage from Irene appears to be less than feared (08/29/11)
WASHINGTON -- Damage from Irene appears to be less than feared, a bit of reassuring news for a fragile economy. Insured damage from Irene will range between $2 billion and $3 billion and the total losses will likely be about $7 billion, according to preliminary estimates by Kinetic Analysis Corp. a consulting firm. Both figures are less than had been expected and likely mean little damage to the nation's $14 trillion economy...
Cleanup of hurricane debris begins (08/29/11)
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- With Irene gone, cleanup crews began pumping water out of soggy subway tunnels, fixing traffic lights in the nation's capital and clearing debris from hundreds of roads as the East Coast readied for the workweek. While early indications were that the damage was not as bad as feared, it will be days before things get back to normal in many places...
California school superintendent gives up $800K in pay (08/29/11)
FRESNO, Calif. -- Some people give back to their community. Then there's Fresno County school superintendent Larry Powell, who's really giving back. As in $800,000 -- what would have been his compensation for the next three years. Until his term expires in 2015, Powell will run 325 schools and 35 school districts with 195,000 students, all for less than a starting California teacher earns...
Maryland teen held in Jihad Jane plot (08/29/11)
PHILADELPHIA -- A Maryland teenager from Pakistan is being held in U.S. custody on terrorism charges, accused of soliciting funds and recruits to help a Pennsylvania woman known as Jihad Jane, two people close to the investigation confirm. Juvenile charges filed last month accuse the 17-year-old of helping Colleen LaRose support overseas terrorists she had met online, they said Friday. LaRose, 48, has pleaded guilty to charges she plotted to kill a Swedish artist who had offended Muslims...
Without Steve Jobs as CEO, pressure rises on Apple designer (08/29/11)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Steve Jobs has been Apple's most recognizable personality, but much of its cachet comes from its clean, inviting designs. For that, Apple can credit its head designer, Jonathan Ive. Ive, a self-effacing 44-year-old Brit, helped Jobs bring Apple back from the brink of financial ruin with the whimsical iMac computer, whose original models came in bright colors at a time when bland shades dominated the PC world. ...
Campaigns find that some truths are inconvenient (08/29/11)
NEW YORK -- Corporations are people. The fundamentals of the economy are strong. I voted for the $87 billion before I voted against it. From Mitt Romney this month to John McCain in 2008 and John Kerry four years earlier, presidential candidates are caught telling the truth by accident in every campaign, blurting a phrase that is both factual but politically ill-advised...
Wisconsin residents give their barn a patriotic touch (08/29/11)
Barbara and Mark Harmann paint a flag on their barn Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in North Lake, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Fleetwood Mac could tour again (08/29/11)
LOS ANGELES -- Fleetwood Mac could be back on the road soon. Lindsey Buckingham said the band is considering another tour and even recording a new album in the near future. The guitarist, songwriter and producer said there have been "a lot of rumblings" about another Fleetwood Mac tour, but that nothing is on the books yet. Stevie Nicks has also hinted at future Fleetwood Mac concerts. The band reunited for an international tour in 2009...
Flood worries and some relief in Irene's wake (08/29/11)
NEW YORK -- Stripped of hurricane rank, Tropical Storm Irene spent the last of its fury Sunday, leaving treacherous flooding and millions without power -- but an unfazed New York and relief that it was nothing like the nightmare authorities feared...
Report favors U.S.-Canada oil pipeline (08/29/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration last week removed a major roadblock to a planned $7 billion oil pipeline from western Canada to the Texas coast, saying in a report that the project is unlikely to cause significant environmental problems during construction or operation...
Gadhafi's retreating Libyan army shoots civilians (08/29/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- Retreating loyalists of Moammar Gadhafi killed scores of detainees and arbitrarily shot civilians over the past week, as rebel forces extended their control over the Libyan capital, survivors and a human rights group said Sunday...
Libya's new masters face major hurdles (08/29/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- For 42 years, during the long rule of Moammar Gadhafi, the Libyan government barely even existed: state institutions had little power, the military was kept purposefully weak, tribal divisions were magnified. Gadhafi was the Brother Leader, the Guide of the Revolution, the King of Kings of Africa. He had no need for an effective government...
Nigeria leader, U.N. vow to work on after headquarters bombing (08/29/11)
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigeria will bring terrorism "under control" and confront the radical Muslim sect that claimed responsibility for a car bombing at the country's United Nations headquarters, killing at least 19 people, its president vowed Saturday amid the wreckage...
Pakistani city faces tension after ruling party minister's resignation (08/29/11)
ISLAMABAD -- A ruling party minister in Pakistan's violence-plagued city of Karachi resigned Sunday, charging that the city's largest political party was behind the bloodshed and its leader was a "killer," allegations that could spark more trouble...
Typhoon slams into northern Philippines, leaving eight dead (08/29/11)
MANILA, Philippines -- Slow-moving Typhoon Nanmadol remained dangerous Sunday despite weakening as it struck the tip of the mountainous northern Philippines, leaving at least eight people dead and scuttling a visit by a U.S. Navy battleship group, officials said...
Italian racers roll out the barrels in annual competition (08/29/11)
Competitors push wine casks Sunday during the "Bravio delle Botti" race in Montepulciano, Italy. In this small town in Tuscany renowned for its wine, teams of two engage yearly in the historical "Bravio delle Botti," a challenge between the eight districts of Montepulciano when barrels are rolled by "spingitori" (men who push them) across the narrow and uphill streets of the city center. (AP Photo/Paolo Lazzeroni)
Southeast Missouri State soccer team blanks Arkansas State (08/29/11)
The Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team has just one home date among its first nine matches this season. So the Redhawks were focused Sunday on taking advantage of their only Houck Stadium appearance until September 30. Southeast responded with a 4-0 rout of Arkansas State...
Lohse collects win No. 100 (08/29/11)
St. Louis claimed the four-game series against Pittsburgh with a 7-4 victory
Opening kickoff finally arrives for Redhawks (08/29/11)
Another Southeast Missouri State football season kicks off Saturday night when the Redhawks host regional rival Southern Illinois. Southeast fans, for the first time in a while, enter a season with legitimate hope and optimism. Sure, die-hard Southeast supporters always have held strong to the belief that their team will put together a good year, but it rarely materialized. Fans usually had to forget about a poor season to remain optimistic for the new one...
Talking shop with Dana Hukel of BOLD Marketing (08/29/11)
Dana Hukel took a bold step when she started her own business, BOLD Marketing, in her basement. After spending several years in health care marketing, she serves many health care clients in her business as well as other local companies and not-for-profit organizations. Her business and staff continue to expand, at a time when many other businesses are scaling back...
Chick-fil-A gets ready for grand opening (08/29/11)
After months of preparations and anticipation, Chick-fil-A owner and operator Brian House and his wife, Tamilla, are looking forward to their grand opening Sept. 8. Chick-fil-A is a family affair for Brian House, who has one brother owns who a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Memphis, Tenn., and another brother who works at Chick-fil-A's corporate office in Atlanta...
People on the move 8/29/11 (08/29/11)
Jeffrey Hotop has been promoted to vice president of commercial lending for the Commerce Bank's Southeast Missouri region. Hotop is responsible for business development and relationship management for commercial clients. He has been with Commerce Bank since 2008 and was with US Bank before joining Commerce. Hotop earned his undergraduate degree in finance from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004...
Cyrilla Uelsmann (08/29/11)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Cyrilla Uelsmann, 94, of Morley died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born July 24, 1917 at New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of Andrew and Anna Essner Klipfel. She and Arthur Uelsmann were married on Oct. 15, 1940. He preceded her in death on July 20, 2008...
Dean Williams (08/29/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Dean Williams, 78, of Anna died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Randy Carstens and Todd Williams officiating. Interment will be in Anna City Cemetery with full military honors by Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 and flag presentation by the National Guard...
Stephen Whistler, M.D. (08/29/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Dr. Stephen P. Whistler, M.D., 62, of Chaffee died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Nov. 3, 1948, in Perryville, Mo. to the late William John and Lillian Mary Bert Whistler Sr. He married Vicki Davis on Feb. 8, 1969...
Dorothy Quade (08/29/11)
Dorothy Marie Quade, 81, of Gordonville died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at her home. She was born July 22, 1930, in Kelso, Mo., to Ambrose and Francis Kirchdoerfer Brucker. She and Clyde E. Quade were married Oct. 16, 1948, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso. They lived several years in the Allenville area from 1948 to 1975 and later moved to the Gordonville area...
Jackson police report 8/29/11 (08/29/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/29/11 (08/29/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 8/29/11 (08/29/11)
Efforts by the county commission to create a well-stocked fishing lake in the County Farm Park for senior citizens and young children receive a bitter setback; a sudden depletion of dissolved oxygen in the new South Lake results in a large fish kill...
Good indicators (08/29/11)
Recently the Southeast Missourian has published several stories indicating positive local economic news. Yes, national economic indicators are still concerning. But throughout this downturn, our local economy has held its own -- and in some cases improved...
Rust's commentary on Kinder (08/29/11)
Thank you, Mr. Rust, for your excellent commentary regarding Peter Kinder. Should Mr. Kinder run for governor he can be assured of our support and vote. CHARLES J. LANCE, Perryville, Mo.
Speak Out 8/29/11 (08/29/11)
WHILE surfing the channels on my TV I came across a program called "Extreme Couponing." The people on the program saw absolutely nothing wrong with hoarding 152 rolls of toilet tissue or 70 bottles of laundry detergent, etc. This is greed personified. Why don't they donate these things to the various food banks or take a lower-income person with them and show them how to save money?...
Prayer 8/29/11 (08/29/11)
When anxiety is great within me, your consolation, O God, brings me joy. Amen.
SEMOU Abraham (Abe) Woodard Signs Pro Deal (08/29/11)
On 8/28/11 Abe Woodard, 2 year starter and outstanding prolific corner back of the 2010 Ohio Valley Champions SEMOU Red Hawks signed a 1 year contract with the Danville Dragons Pro Football Team of the UIFL (Ultimate Indoor Football League). According to Abe's agent, Walter Wilson of Sports Management Worldwide the Danville, Dragons opportunity is good for Abe's football career and good for the Danville Dragons organization. ...
One Secret Service Agent's Experience (08/29/11)
September 11, 2001, I arrived at Secret Service Headquarters in downtown Washington, DC around 7:45am EDT. I joined several other agents in a conference room for a board meeting. One of the last to arrive announced that a plane had just crashed into the World Trade Center. ...
FAMILY VIDEO OFFERING FREE CATALOG MOVIE RENTALS! (08/29/11)
We at Family Video are concerned about the effect the lingering recession, chronic unemployment and high gas prices are having on our customers and their families. We feel that some people have to forgo the enjoyment of movies and games for other, more essential items. ...
US Bank donates to Old Town Cape (08/29/11)
US Bank in Cape Girardeau donated $2000 to Old Town Cape Inc. Old Town Cape preserves the historical integrity of Cape Girardeau and promotes economic development using the Main Street Four Point Approach. Pictured from left are Matthew Henson, Sr. Regional Credit Officer for US Bank, Daryl Leine, Vice President for US Bank, Marla Mills, Executive Director for Old Town Cape, Stan Penn, Regional President for US Bank, and Dennis Meyer, President of the Board for Old Town Cape...
Rockin it at the TOTALLY 80's Party (08/29/11)
Phyllis, Rachael, Michelle, & Amanda having a TOTAL BLAST at the 80's Party Saturday night at The Venue!
TOTAL 80s Group (08/29/11)
Group of us who attended the 80's Party at The Venue Saturday night. L to R Shari Seyer, Loren & Travis Keele, Amanda Rees, Rachael Carlton, Phyllis Bollinger, Michelle Brown, Craig & Brenda Friese, Cindy Elder, & Sheila Seyer
The Hargrave four Generation's picture. (08/29/11)
Four generations of Hargrave's. Great Granny Brenda Hargrave,son Troy Hargrave,Grandson Kyle Hargrave and his daughter Makenzy Lynn Hargrave...Proud People we are..:))
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