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Stories from Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Agency that assists poor in seven counties bracing for severe cuts (08/30/11)
President Barack Obama said more than 7,000 words during his State of the Union address in January, but only 13 of them caused Keri McCrorey's heart to sink. As the president discussed reductions in federal spending, he mentioned only one social program, saying that he proposed cuts to things he cares deeply about, like community action programs...
Kinder to tour Missouri before deciding on governor's race (08/30/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder had been gearing up to declare his candidacy for governor after the Labor Day holiday, but after an acknowledgment that he frequented a strip club in the mid-1990s, Kinder said Monday that he plans to meet with residents across the state before deciding whether to enter the race.
Two Cape men arrested after weekend shooting (08/30/11)
Two Cape Girardeau men are in jail on charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action following a Sunday shooting that left a man with a gunshot wound to the head.
Central High School invites former coaches, players for first game at new stadium (08/30/11)
Central High School is inviting all former football players and coaches to participate in festivities Friday during halftime of the first game to be played on its campus.
Bollinger County authorities believe missing man is hiding (08/30/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A Bollinger County man reported missing last week remains missing, but Sheriff Leo McElrath said he believes Matthew Wayne Willmirth, 24, is "playing possum." "We got a couple of anonymous calls saying that he's been seen in Zalma," McElrath said. "He's hiding from us now."...
Sprigg Street fire probably accidental, fire officials say (08/30/11)
A fire that occurred Monday in a vacant building on Sprigg Street was likely accidental, according to the Cape Girardeau Fire Department. Capt. Norman Baker said when firefighters arrived on the scene around 2:35 p.m., heavy smoke was coming from the roof of a building at 314 S. Sprigg St. Crews quickly put out the fire, which Baker said damaged only furniture moved in by some homeless people who were staying in the rear part of the building...
Cape County, Department of Conservation close to agreement on managing, stocking lakes (08/30/11)
Anglers of the lakes at Cape County Park North and South may be getting a few more bites next year. Cape Girardeau County and the Missouri Department of Conservation are close to entering into a 25-year agreement that will see that the lakes at both parks are healthy and fully stocked with fish...
U.S. 62 reduced for roadwork (08/30/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- U.S. 62 from Interstate 55 at Sikeston, Mo., to Route B at Bertrand, Mo., will be reduced to one lane with a 14-foot width restriction Wednesday and Thursday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews chip-seal the road. ...
Sikeston man dies in collision (08/30/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston man was killed in two-car collision Saturday. Clayton R. Martin, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident on Route Y, one mile west of Sikeston, at 9:51 p.m. by Scott County Coroner Scott Amick. Martin's death marks the 35th fatality in the Troop E area for the year...
FEMA holds some Joplin money to help with Irene aftermath (08/30/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The federal government has frozen some aid to tornado- and flood-ravaged Missouri and the South to focus on immediate help for victims of Hurricane Irene, disappointing residents and officials who said Monday they still need help.
Mo. drug, firearm, other laws take effect this week (08/30/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After months of hearings, debates and filibusters, a slew of new laws went into effect in Missouri this week. From synthetic substances and electric cars to adoptions and concealed-carry rules, the laws cover a wide swath of policy areas...
Analysis: Panels can't reach deal on Mo. districts (08/30/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Two bipartisan state commissions could not agree this month on the partisan task of drawing new districts for the Missouri Legislature. That means it will be up to a nonpartisan judicial commission to handle the politically significant job...
Drought, high demand make hay hard to find (08/30/11)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A scorching drought in the southern Plains has caused hay prices to soar, benefiting farmers to the north but forcing many ranchers to make a difficult choice between paying high prices or selling their cattle. Ranchers in much of Texas, Oklahoma and even Kansas are having to pay inflated prices for hay and then shell out even more to have it trucked hundreds of miles from Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska or South Dakota. ...
Dogs rescued from around Missouri now available for adoption (08/30/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Dogs ranging from dachshunds to poodles to shih tzus who were rescued in recent raids around Missouri are now available for adoption in St. Louis. The Humane Society of Missouri said the dogs came from alleged puppy mills in Dunklin, Lawrence, Phelps, Cole and Newton counties. The animals were rescued by the Humane Society's Animal Cruelty Task Force in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the state attorney general's office...
55-year-old man drowns on Meramec River (08/30/11)
CUBA, Mo. -- A 55-year-old West Plains man is dead after drowning while tubing on the Meramec River in eastern Missouri. KMOX Radio reported that Gregory Spurling died Sunday. He was found floating face-down in the river about a mile upstream from Blue Spring Canoe Rental in Crawford County...
Suit claims students cut from program over empathy (08/30/11)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- A former student at Webster University is suing the suburban St. Louis university, claiming he was dismissed from a master's degree program because he supposedly lacked empathy. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the suit claims up to $1 million in losses and seeks at least $2 million in punitive damages. It was filed last week in St. Louis County...
Holes remain in flight school scrutiny after 9/11 (08/30/11)
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, government screening has made it harder for foreign students to enroll in civilian flight schools as a handful of the hijackers did, banking on America being inviting and a place to learn quickly...
Irene likely to lead to higher insurance premiums (08/30/11)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The $7 billion in estimated losses from Hurricane Irene compound the vast damage caused by weather in the United States this year. Yet despite billions they've paid out for floods, tornadoes and earthquakes, big insurance companies can expect another profitable year...
Hurricane Irene's death toll jumps to 38; New England towns battle flooding (08/30/11)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The full measure of Hurricane Irene's fury came into focus Monday as the death toll jumped to 38, New England towns battled epic floods and millions faced the dispiriting prospect of several days without electricity. From North Carolina to Maine, communities cleaned up and took stock of the uneven and hard-to-predict costs of a storm that spared the nation's biggest city a nightmare scenario, only to deliver a historic wallop to towns well inland...
Astronauts might have to abandon space station (08/30/11)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Astronauts may need to take the unprecedented step of temporarily abandoning the International Space Station if last week's Russian launch accident prevents new crews from flying there this fall. Until officials figure out what went wrong with Russia's essential Soyuz rockets, there will be no way to launch any more astronauts before the current residents have to leave in mid-November...
Labor economist to join Obama advisers (08/30/11)
WASHINGTON -- Facing a public deeply dissatisfied with his handling of the economy, President Barack Obama on Monday tapped a prominent labor economist to join his cadre of advisers and help steer a fall jobs agenda that will be critical to the president's re-election bid...
Afghan talks were making headway before end (08/30/11)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Direct U.S. talks with the Taliban had evolved to a substantive negotiation before Afghan officials, nervous that the secret and independent talks would undercut President Hamid Karzai, scuttled them, Afghan and U.S. officials told The Associated Press...
Gadhafi's wife, 3 children flee to neighboring Algeria (08/30/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- Moammar Gadhafi's wife and three of his children fled Libya to neighboring Algeria on Monday, evidence that the longtime leader has lost his grip on the country. Gadhafi's whereabouts were still unknown and rebels are worried that if he remains in Libya, it will stoke more violence. In Washington, the Obama administration said it has no indication Gadhafi has left the country...
Some call to raise troop limits in Israel-Egypt treaty (08/30/11)
JERUSALEM -- A deadly attack on Israel from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has sparked calls to raise the number of Egyptian troops allowed in the area under the historic peace treaty with Israel, to counter a surge in Islamist militant activity. But some in Israel, afraid the recent revolt in Egypt might lead to the collapse of the pact, are wary of altering it in any way...
Finance minister to lead Japan (08/30/11)
TOKYO -- Japan's finance minister was voted ruling party leader Monday and soon will be the prime minister, taking on tsunami recovery, a nuclear crisis and bulging national debt, to name a few challenges. As finance minister, Yoshihiko Noda already has been battling economic malaise and the yen's record surge, which hurts Japan's exporters. ...
Southeast Missourian's 2011 high school softball preview capsules (08/30/11)
A look at the high school softball teams in the Southeast Missourian's coverage area.
Southeast Missourian's 2011 high school volleyball preview capsules (08/30/11)
A look at the high school volleyball teams in the Southeast Missourian's coverage area.
High school roundup: Notre Dame tennis team debuts with a loss (08/30/11)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Samuel releases Southeast Missouri State football team's tentative starters for opener (08/30/11)
Up to 10 Southeast Missouri State football players could receive their first starts as Redhawks on Saturday. Southeast coach Tony Samuel revealed his updated depth chart Monday in advance of the 6 p.m. season opener against Southern Illinois at Houck Stadium...
Area digest 8/30/11 (08/30/11)
Blake McDowell shot a 69 to win the individual portion of the Teen Challenge Golf Marathon on Monday at Dalhousie Golf Club. Rick Mize followed with a 71, while former Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes was third with a 73. In the afternoon scramble, the team of Terry Schott, Gary Wallace, Don Latham and Matt Jackson won with a 55. The foursome finished five shots ahead of Mike Umfleet, Mike Johnson, Jim Gloth and Nate Crowden...
Sims-Walker tries to catch on with Rams (08/30/11)
The newly signed free-agent receiver hauled in a TD during Friday's game against the Chiefs
Addiction is a brain disorder, not just bad behavior, doctors group says (08/30/11)
WASHINGTON -- Addiction isn't just about willpower. It's a chronic brain disease, says a new definition aimed at helping families and their doctors better understand the challenges of treating it.
Hospitals providing quicker heart care, study says (08/30/11)
In a spectacular turnabout, hospitals are treating almost all major heart attack patients within the recommended 90 minutes of arrival, a new study finds. Just five years ago, less than half of them got their clogged arteries opened that fast. The time it took to treat such patients plunged from a median of 96 minutes in 2005 to only 64 minutes last year, researchers found...
'Dehydration' listed as cause for Tom Jones concert cancellation (08/30/11)
LONDON -- "Sex Bomb" singer Tom Jones was recovering in a Monaco hospital Sunday, saying "severe dehydration" forced him to cancel a concert in the glamorous principality. The longtime star, famed for his swivel-hipped appeal and soulful voice, apologized to his fans on his website and emphatically denied British press reports that he had suffered a heart scare that forced him to cancel his Monaco concert Saturday night...
Marion Williams (08/30/11)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Marion R. Williams, 76, of Olive Branch died Sunday, Aug, 28, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 25, 1935, in Hickman, Ky., son of the late Jesse and Christine Hall Williams. He was a retired farmer and was a former school board member with the Egyptian School District in Tamms, Ill...
Dean Williams (08/30/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Dean Williams, 78, of Anna died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 6, 1932, in Union County, son of Lee and Jewell Williams. He and Dorothy Yvonne Lacy were married Dec. 25, 1952, in Carbondale, Ill...
Gladys Brown (08/30/11)
Gladys Brown, 85, of Delta died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Birth 8/30/11 (08/30/11)
Daughter to Michael Andrew and Kimberly Nicole Dowd of Erwin, N.C., Womack Army Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C., 9:23 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. Name, Chloe Juliette. Weight, 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Third child, second daughter. Mrs. Dowd is the daughter of Marvin Haddock of Fayetteville and the late Juliette Haddock. She is a self-employed nail technician. Dowd is the son of Howard and Cheryl Dowd of Glenallen, Mo. He is a sergeant in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/30/11 (08/30/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/30/11 (08/30/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Jackson police and fire report 8/30/11 (08/30/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday:...
Out of the past 8/30/11 (08/30/11)
Firefighters from Cape Girardeau, Jackson and several rural fire districts pumped 3.5 to 4 million gallons of water into the north lake at the County Park in an effort to aerate the water there and keep the fish alive; about 500 large channel catfish, bass and perch were killed during the sudden oxygen depletion that occurred Friday morning at the new south fishing lake at the park...
Governor's Cup (08/30/11)
Friday night the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs met for the annual Governor's Cup preseason game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. Behind former No. 1 draft pick quarterback Sam Bradford, the Rams defeated their cross-state rivals 14-10. This was the 42nd annual contest, one that dates back to exhibition and regular season games between the Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals football team (1968-1987) before the Rams came to St. Louis and resumed the rivalry in 1996...
Thanks for support at accident (08/30/11)
I want to submit a public "thank you" to the men who helped me at the tennis courts late Sunday afternoon on the LaCroix Trail. My 11-year-old daughter wrecked her bike and had a terrible bleeding nose. At least four men helped with towels for a compress and helped support her as we called for help. One of you donated a beach towel as we made our way to the road...
Speak Out 8/30/11 (08/30/11)
THANK you, MoDOT, for the new bridges on Highway 34 from Burfordville to Jackson. They're wonderful. It was worth the wait. I think before Mrs. Obama starts telling our children how to eat, she ought to look at herself in the mirror. My child will give up the drinks if she gives up the Black Russian caviar, which is $400 a can...
Prayer 8/30/11 (08/30/11)
Not to us, O Lord, but to you goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness. Amen.
A Flight We'll Never Forget (08/30/11)
Sept 9th, 2011 Day 1 (Warning Signs) My husband Ralph, daughter Madison (who was 5 at the time) and I flew to Phoenix, AZ together on September 9th, 2011 so Ralph could attend a business meeting. It was our very first flight and our first trip out West and we were pretty apprehensive about it. ...
Steven's First Fish (08/30/11)
Steven and Papa Phil went fishing at Cape County Park where Steven caught his first fish. As you can see he is very proud of his "big catch."
Tomato Plant Hornworm (08/30/11)
Not only did he ruin our tomatoes, he also destroyed my ornamental pepper plant. He is now long gone!!
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