[SeMissourian.com] Fair ~ 74°F  
River stage: 25.98 ft. Falling
Friday, July 25, 2014

Stories from Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cape Girardeau casino foundation concrete poured (08/31/11)
Truck after truck came one by one -- about 40 concrete trucks every hour for nearly 12 hours -- to the Isle of Capri construction site in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday night.
Perry County man sought after fleeing from state trooper (08/31/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Authorities in Perry County are looking for a man they say ran over a calf and through a cornfield with his car while being chased by a highway patrol trooper. Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf said Jason Bartlett, 24, of Perryville, had no warrants out for his arrest, but refused to pull over his vehicle for a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper Tuesday while he was driving south on Route B in Perry County. ...
Local health care and disabilities advocates denounce state contractor (08/31/11)
Sandy Pace always told herself she could take care of her disabled husband by herself. Earlier this year, however, she gave in.
Scott City man killed in road repair accident (08/31/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Scott City man died in a work-related accident Monday morning. Scott County Coroner Scott Amick said Jerry Rhodes was killed while working on road repairs along Highway 77 at Route W near Oran. According to Amick, the accident was not witnessed but officials believe Rhodes was apparently removing a tarp off the dump bed of his truck when he lost his footing. The man fell to the pavement and reportedly struck his head...
Former Thebes, Ill., police officer waives preliminary hearing on misconduct charges (08/31/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- A former Thebes, Ill., police officer facing misconduct charges for allegedly releasing a person from custody in exchange for sexual favors waived a preliminary hearing set for Tuesday morning at the Alexander County Courthouse. Terry Crowe, 39, of Mounds, Ill., was arrested in July by the Illinois State Police and charged with two counts of official misconduct. ...
Health foundation awards nearly half-million to area not-for-profits (08/31/11)
New vans to get much-needed meals to the elderly. More counseling time for women who have suffered from domestic or sexual violence. Helping smokers -- and others with more serious addictions -- quit for good. The Missouri Foundation for Health announced Tuesday it is pumping almost a half-million dollars to five not-for-profit organizations in Cape Girardeau and Jackson that work to improve the lives of thousands of area residents...
Senath murder suspect gets more time to find representation (08/31/11)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A Senath, Mo., man suspected of killing a Senath 3-year-old appeared in a Dunklin County courtroom Tuesday, again without an attorney.
County could change tax that funds disabilities board to zero (08/31/11)
As a decision draws nearer on the continuation of a tax levy that funds the Cape County Board for Developmental Disabilities, the fate of the board and the future of services for disabled people in the county is anyone's guess. Each August, commissioners review tax levy rates that fund the activities of several county boards. During a commission meeting Aug. 22, disabilities board chairman Larry Tidd requested the continuance of the tax rate of 0.077 cents per $100 assessed valuation...
Route B reduced for pavement work (08/31/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route B in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews chip seal the road. This section of road is from Highway 34 to Route M. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Bridge repairs set for I-55 in Pemiscot County (08/31/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Northbound Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane Thursday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make routine bridge repairs. This section of road is between routes A and T, the bridge over Main Ditch. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to noon. Signs will mark the work zone...
Jackson begins road work this week (08/31/11)
The city of Jackson will begin its annual concrete street routing and sealing program Thursday. According to a news release from the city, areas in Lakewood Estates and Bent Creek subdivisions will be primary locations for the work. No parking is allowed on the following streets on the day of the routing and sealing operations:...
Highway 72 reduced for shoulder repair (08/31/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 72 in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane Tuesday through Sept. 8 while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform shoulder repairs. This section of road is between Highway 51 and Route K. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. ...
Two state parks in floodway to reopen Friday (08/31/11)
Two state parks that have been closed since the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway was inundated in early May will reopen Friday. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Tuesday that Big Oak Tree State Park and Towosahgy State Historic Site in Mississippi County -- covered with 12 to 16 feet of water and sand following the May levee breach -- are set to reopen...
Local Red Cross director assisting in hurricane relief (08/31/11)
While most people in North Carolina on Saturday were trying to get away from Hurricane Irene, Cheryl Klueppel was driving into the storm. Klueppel, executive director of the Southeast Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross, arrived in Wilson, N.C., late Saturday afternoon to begin a three-week mission to aid the area's recovery from the hurricane...
St. Louis bicycle riders warned of attacks by teens (08/31/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Bicyclists in the St. Louis area are being warned to watch for bands of teenagers who swarm and attack riders. KMOX Radio reported that the latest attack was Thursday near Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, where a group of 10 to 15 teens attacked a cyclist...
Wildlife officials make plans to rescue endangered species from Texas drought (08/31/11)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Federal officials are readying plans to evacuate a small number of endangered species in Texas as a severe drought lowers water levels and threatens the survival of rare wildlife in the state's huge ecosystem. Months with almost no rain have caused water levels to drop by half or more in many rivers, lakes and other bodies of water, including springs in the central Texas Hill Country that are the only remaining habitat for populations of small fish, amphibians and other creatures.. ...
1,780-pound pumpkin with 202-inch circumference headed for Alaska State Fair weigh-off (08/31/11)
Dale Marshall is dwarfed by an Atlantic Giant Pumpkin that he estimates to be around 1,780-pounds inside a greenhouse in Anchorage Monday. The giant pumpkin was started by seed on April 1 and has a 202-inch circumference. He plans to enter the pumpkin in the Alaska State Fair during the weigh-off on Wednesday in Palmer. Marshall holds the state record with a 1,101 pound pumpkin that he entered in the state fair last year.
Battle over disaster aid brewing in Congress (08/31/11)
WASHINGTON -- A political battle between the tea party-driven House and the Democratic-controlled Senate is threatening to slow money to the government's main disaster aid account, which is so low that new rebuilding projects have been put on hold to help victims of Hurricane Irene and future disasters...
Consumer confidence lowest in two years (08/31/11)
NEW YORK -- Consumers' confidence in August dropped almost 15 points to the lowest level since April 2009 as worries about the economy fueled the wildest stock market swings since the financial meltdown in 2008. At a time when Americans are increasingly worried about a weak job market, higher costs for food and clothing and recent stock market turmoil, the falling confidence numbers raise new concerns about their willingness to spend and jumpstart the economy. ...
Helicopters rush aid to Vermont towns isolated by hurricane-damaged roads and bridges (08/31/11)
NEWFANE, Vt. -- National Guard helicopters rushed food and water Tuesday to a dozen cutoff Vermont towns after the rainy remnants of Hurricane Irene washed out roads and bridges in a deluge that took many people in the landlocked New England state by surprise...
Obama looks to private sector to ease unemployment crush (08/31/11)
WASHINGTON -- Limited in his ability to create jobs through direct spending, President Barack Obama is considering measures to encourage the private sector to free up its cash reserves and hire more workers to ease the nation's unemployment crush...
Libyan rebels claim they will soon catch Moammar Gadhafi (08/31/11)
HEISHA, Libya -- Libyan rebels say they're closing in on Moammar Gadhafi and issued an ultimatum Tuesday to regime loyalists in the fugitive dictator's hometown of Sirte, his main remaining bastion: surrender this weekend or face an attack. "The rebels, tightening their grip on Libya after a military blitz, also demanded that Algeria return Gadhafi's wife and three of his children who fled there Monday. ...
Perryville volleyball team debuts with sweep of Central (08/31/11)
Perryville started off its 2011 season with a bang. The Pirates, the runner-up in Class 3 District 1 last season, dominated host Central in a 25-13, 25-12 victory. "You never know how the first game is going to go," Perryville coach Dave Mirly said. "We had one of our starters injured tonight so we had a couple girls in different spots, and they stepped up and did a good job for us."...
2011 high school boys soccer preview capsules (08/31/11)
A look at the boys soccer teams in the Southeast Missourian's coverage area.
High school roundup: Jackson volleyball team opens with victory against St. Vincent (08/31/11)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Former Southeast Missouri State football player Woodard signs with Danville of UIFL (08/31/11)
Former Southeast Missouri State cornerback Abraham Woodard has signed a contract to play professional football with the Danville (Ill.) Dragons of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. Woodard moved into a starting role at cornerback for Southeast in 2010, which ended with the Redhawks winning the Ohio Valley Conference title and qualifying for the postseason for the first time in school history. ...
Cardinals cool off sizzling Brewers (08/31/11)
MILWAUKEE -- Earlier this month, the Milwaukee Brewers roughed up St. Louis starter Edwin Jackson for 10 runs in seven innings. What a difference 27 days makes. Jackson pitched seven solid innings and singled home the go-ahead run to help the Cardinals beat the Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday night...
Injury may sideline Laurinaitis for Rams' final exhibition game (08/31/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Middle linebacker James Laurinaitis wants to play in the Rams' last preseason game, saying his chest injury is no big deal. "I'm good, good to go," Laurinaitis said Tuesday. "Absolutely, I think I'm going." Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo wasn't sure, weighing the value of giving the team's leading tackler the last two seasons one final tuneup against the risk of aggravating the injury...
Franklin's day arrives at Mizzou (08/31/11)
The sophomore quarterback from Texas will get his first college start Saturday against Miami, Ohio
ABC hopes new home tips show 'The Chew' can win over daytime viewers (08/31/11)
NEW YORK -- Gnaw on this: Can some of food and style TV's biggest stars, Mario Batali and Clinton Kelly among them, help ABC soap fans get over cancellation of their favorite stories? The network's counting on it for "The Chew." Iron Chef or Martha Stewart this isn't. Nor will the five co-hosts take on top news of the day like their cousins over at "The View" once the show premieres live on Sept. 26 in place of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live."...
Outrageous fair food (08/31/11)
Fair food has come a long way since the corn dog was introduced at the Texas State Fair in the 1940s. Nowadays there's hardly any food that some vendor hasn't thought of throwing into a deep fat fryer. For example, recently fried Kool-Aid and even fried beer have been added to the midway menu. ...
Safe House recipes from the women of Cape Girardeau (08/31/11)
The Safe House for Women in Cape Girardeau has a new cookbook for sale. Just released, the book is on sale at the organization's office next to the Safe House for Women Thrift Store. The 92 pages of recipes offer an interesting and exciting collection from great cooks in and around Cape Girardeau...
'Survivor' all-star considers running for Indiana governor as Libertarian candidate (08/31/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- "Survivor" all-star contestant Rupert Boneham is considering a run for governor of Indiana. Boneham has formed an exploratory committee to possibly seek the Libertarian Party's nomination for governor. He said on his campaign website that the current field of candidates doesn't understand the problems average Hoosiers face. He cited his extensive charity work on behalf of troubled teenagers as his chief qualities...
Shirley Blinn (08/31/11)
Shirley Ann Blinn, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at her home. Visitation will be from noon to service time Saturday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the chapel, with the Rev. Robert Towner officiating...
Lester Hahn (08/31/11)
Lester Hahn, 90, of San Bernardino, Calif., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in San Bernardino. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Malissa Mier (08/31/11)
Malissa Mier, 51, of Scott City died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Jerry Rhodes (08/31/11)
Jerry Lee Rhodes, 65, of Scott City died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in a road construction accident near Oran, Mo. He was born July 7, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, to Alonzo Leon Rhodes Sr. and Bessie Marie Wallace Rhodes. He and Irma Ruth Johnson were married June 6, 1970, at Perryville, Mo...
Alma Moll (08/31/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Alma M. Moll, 94, of Perryville died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at Independence Care Center. She was born Dec. 30, 1916, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of Vincent and Helen Sauer Leible. She and Norbert F. Moll were married April 27, 1944, at Biehle, Mo. Norbert preceded her in death Jan. 25, 1991...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/31/11 (08/31/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Jackson police and fire report 8/31/11 (08/31/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/31/11 (08/31/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 8/31/11 (08/31/11)
By the end of September, the Cape Girardeau County Nutrition Center will be in a new home; the center is being moved from Cape County Park to the Cape Girardeau Civic Center building at 232 Broadway. Linda L. Minner, office manager for the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce, has been promoted to administrative assistant...
Actions should have consequences (08/31/11)
Two news items crossed my desk recently. Both seemed to make perfect sense to me -- and since both were universally panned by liberals -- I find even greater benefit. Let's start in Michigan. The fine state of Michigan has a unique program that allows nearly all college students, regardless of their financial status, to qualify for food stamps...
Commander's eviction (08/31/11)
Last week a bankruptcy judge in Texas granted a motion that allows the city of Cape Girardeau to go forward with its eviction of Commander Premier Aircraft Corp. from city property at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. The judge's decision is a major turning point in a multiyear saga. Commander, an aircraft manufacturer that occupies a 52,000-square-foot hangar at the Cape Girardeau airport, has failed to make lease payments since 2007...
Response to Smythe's editorial (08/31/11)
Mike Smythe's Viewpoint, published Aug. 28 in the Southeast Missourian, says a politician's personal life is not anyone else's business. Mike, where would you draw the line against a minister or teacher who strayed from what us old fogies would call "moral?"...
Speak Out 8/31/11 (08/31/11)
OUR first visit to the Starbucks off William Street was great and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously, but before reaching home we found that my wife had left her purse. We rushed back to the store, but the store personnel had already found the purse and put it up for safekeeping. Many thanks to the friendly and honest folks at Starbucks...
Prayer 8/31/11 (08/31/11)
O Lord, thank you for your guiding hand of protection and grace. Amen.
Honoring a Cape Central Tradition (08/31/11)
Cape Central volleyball is something I look forward to everyday; I forget about everything for a while and just do my thing on the court. Although we play daily, there was a time in our school's history (and in schools nation-wide) when girls' sports were banned because we were thought to be "too fragile." That changed in 1972 when Title IX, which demanded equality, passed...
Aerotropolis: Your Tax $$$ To Wealthy Donors (08/31/11)
If you haven't followed the Aerotropolis boondoggle being pushed by StL and KC businesses, RCGA, and Chamber of Commerce, you better start paying attention. It is THE main topic of the Special Session of the Missouri Legislature called by Governor Nixon...
Day of the Bent Wing (08/31/11)
The Corsair !!!! The Japanese called her "Whistling Death" for the shrill screech that came from the air intakes at her wing roots at combat speeds. Navy pilots originally called her "Widow Maker" as her carrier operational problems were ironed out...
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (08/31/11)
Roxie is 7 months old. She would love a home where someone wanted to play with her! Roxie is available for adoption at The Humane Society of SEMO 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org also check out our Facebook page!
MO State Fair 4-H Dairy Judging (08/31/11)
These Cape Girardeau County 4-Hers attended the MO State Fair 4-H Dairy Judging in Sedalia, MO. Front row: Dylan Muench and Rachel Wichern Back row: Tricia Kirchdoerfer, Tyler Kirchdoerfer, Corvin Schoen, and Sarah Wichern
Front cover
August 2011
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

Browse full calendar