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Stories from Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Route Y in Stoddard, Scott counties is reduced for pavement repairs (09/06/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route Y in Stoddard and Scott counties will be reduced to one lane with a 14-foot width restriction today through Thursday, while Missouri Department of Transportation crews seal the pavement. This section of road is from Euclid Street to Highway 25...
Prosecution of child pornography cases up over past decade (09/06/11)
In 2000, Missouri's Eastern District court prosecuted 10 child pornography cases. By 2009, that number jumped to 85, according to Crites-Leoni. Figures weren't yet available for 2010, she said. Prosecutions have doubled since 2006, when Project Safe Childhood, a Department of Justice initiative, was launched.
Protecting the fort: Commission works to put Civil War spot on national register (09/06/11)
For Jerry Kasten, Fort D is more than a significant piece of Cape Girardeau's past. It's a part of his family history. The Cape Girardeau resident's great-grandfather, John Christian Sperling, served three years in the Civil War. The 35-year-old Union soldier fought in several skirmishes, including Shiloh, one of the war's major battles...
Missing Bollinger County man found dead (09/06/11)
A 24-year-old Bollinger County man who hadn't been seen since Aug. 20 was found dead Sunday afternoon along the banks of the Castor River, according to authorities.
Illinois man faces charges over Perryville burglary (09/06/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Rockwood, Ill., man is facing felony charges following a burglary Sunday involving the theft of cash and a .38-caliber revolver. Daniel Luttman, 22, is facing first-degree burglary charges, felony theft of a firearm and misdemeanor theft of an amount less than $500, according to a news release from the Perry County Sheriff's Department...
Central High School announces two centennial celebrations this week (09/06/11)
Central High School in Cape Girardeau has announced two centennial celebrations, including an event today for former volleyball players and coaches and the resurrection of a speaker program that kicks off Friday. The high school has invited all former volleyball players and coaches to be guests to the home volleyball game Tuesday, beginning with a junior varsity match at 6:30 p.m. ...
Authorities say bans causing meth makers to go elsewhere for pseudoephedrine (09/06/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An increasing number of Missouri communities are fighting methamphetamine by requiring prescriptions to purchase cold and allergy pills containing pseudoephedrine -- a key meth ingredient. But police believe the meth makers are simply going to neighboring towns and counties to get their pills.
Missouri Supreme Court to hear arguments in strip club case (09/06/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court is set to decide just how much exotic dancers are allowed to show. The high court will hear arguments Wednesday concerning a legal challenge to the state's stringent new regulations on strip clubs and adult bookstores, which owners say violate their free speech rights...
Four drowning deaths reported in Missouri over Labor Day weekend (09/06/11)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri water patrol says four people died on Missouri waterways during the holiday weekend. The victims included two people who died in a three-boat collision Saturday on the Osage River. The patrol says 33-year-old Curtis Libbert of Tebbetts and 46-year-old Alvin Blackford of Russellville died in the accident. Four other people were hospitalized...
Mizzou takes aggressive approach on bedbugs (09/06/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- University of Missouri officials say they will use an extra-aggressive method to treat bedbugs if any cases arise this year. The university has had seven instances of bedbugs since August 2010, but none so far this school year...
Students of destroyed Catholic school in Joplin return (09/06/11)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Visitors to the new St. Mary's Elementary School are greeted by a statue of Mary salvaged from the old school, which was destroyed by the May 22 tornado. The statue still shows some of the mud left by the storm. The Joplin Area Catholic Schools system begins classes today, and St. Mary's students will start their school year like some of their counterparts in the public school system -- in a warehouse converted into classrooms by long hours of work through the summer...
Pentagon chief: threat of another 9/11 is real (09/06/11)
NEW YORK (AP) -- After a decade of war with al-Qaida the potential for another devastating terrorist assault "remains very real," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday following a somber visit to ground zero of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center...
Congress returns amid sour mood over slow economy (09/06/11)
WASHINGTON -- Still bruised by the summer battle over the debt ceiling, Congress reconvenes this week for what could be an equally painful confrontation over how to put Americans back to work. Lawmakers returning to Washington after a monthlong recess are in accord on at least one thing: Jobs policy must be at the top of the agenda. ...
Wildfire destroys nearly 500 houses in Texas (09/06/11)
BASTROP, Texas -- A roaring wildfire raced unchecked Monday through rain-starved farm and ranchland in Central Texas, destroying nearly 500 homes during a rapid advance fanned in part by howling winds from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. At least 5,000 people were forced from their homes in Bastrop County about 25 miles east of Austin, many of them fearing the worst while spending the night in emergency shelters. ...
Tornado touches down in New York (09/06/11)
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. -- A tornado that caused property damage near the state capital, Albany, was spawned in a string of violent thunderstorms a week after Tropical Storm Irene brought destructive flooding to the region. The tornado was about a half-mile wide and on the ground for more than 10 minutes Sunday evening, said Steve DiRienzo, a National Weather Service meteorologist who assessed the damage Monday. ...
Obama to Republicans: Create jobs (09/06/11)
DETROIT -- President Barack Obama used a Labor Day rally to put congressional Republicans on the spot, challenging them to place the country's interests above all else and vote to create jobs and put the economy back on a path toward growth. "Show us what you've got," he said...
Hopefuls for GOP presidential ticket vow tea party priorities (09/06/11)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Pledging fidelity to the Constitution and vowing to carry the tea party's priorities to the White House, the Republicans chasing the GOP's presidential nomination pitched themselves Monday as the strongest candidates to roll back four years of President Barack Obama's tenure...
Union laborers labor at Labor Day Picnic (09/06/11)
Volunteers Richard Fry of Hawesville, Ky., and Mike Froehlich of Lewisport, Ky., flip chickens Monday, Sept. ...
Tropical Storm Lee's remnants spawn twisters (09/06/11)
ATLANTA -- The slow-moving remnants of Tropical Storm Lee dumped a torrent of rain across the South on Monday and whipped up twisters in Georgia as the storm system pushed farther inland. One death was reported, and at least one person was injured...
Cities, states back off bonds amid budget concerns (09/06/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Uncertainty about where their next dollar is coming from has chilled the municipal bond market, meaning cities and states will be breaking ground on fewer public works projects, canceling or delaying projects worth tens of billions of dollars and providing yet another blow to economic recovery efforts...
Pakistan detains a top al-Qaida leader (09/06/11)
ISLAMABAD -- A battered al-Qaida suffered another significant blow when Pakistani agents working with the CIA arrested a senior leader believed to have been tasked by Osama bin Laden with targeting American economic interests around the globe, Pakistan announced Monday...
Libya rebels postpone attack on town held by Gadhafi loyalists (09/06/11)
TARHOUNA, Libya -- Thousands of rebel fighters closed in around one of Libya's last pro-Gadhafi strongholds Monday, but held back on a final assault in hopes of avoiding a bloody battle for the town of Bani Walid. The standoff came as rebel leaders in Tripoli said Libya's transition to democratic rule would begin with a "declaration of liberation" that was unlikely to come before Gadhafi's forces last strongholds were defeated and the fugitive former dictator had been captured...
Iran's new threat: Water gun fights (09/06/11)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran is trying to put down a new wave of civil disobedience -- flash mobs of young people who break into boisterous fights with water guns in public parks. A group of water fighters was arrested over the weekend, and a top judiciary official warned Monday that "counter-revolutionaries" were behind them...
Mubarak trial testimony shocks Egyptian court (09/06/11)
CAIRO -- The prosecution's first witness in the trial of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak startled the court in a stormy session Monday, testifying that police were not ordered to fire on protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square in a contradiction of the prosecutors' central claim...
ND girls cross country team places 7th in Memphis (09/06/11)
The Notre Dame girls cross country team finish seventh among 36 teams from five states in the Memphis Twilight Classic on Saturday. The Bulldogs' Elizabeth Kiblinger covered the 5K course in 20 minutes, 9 seconds to finish 19th. Teammate Breanna Conklin was four seconds behind in 21st. Elsie Anderson (74th, 21:54), Alicia Landewee (106th, 22:38) and Ali Norder (112th, 22:44) rounded the Notre Dame score of 297 points. Bowling Green (Ky.) won the girls race...
Southeast Missouri State football team has open week ahead (09/06/11)
An inexperienced team will focus on the basics during a14-day span between games
Area digest 9/6/11 (09/06/11)
Ray Laidet and Ian Soutar shot 59 to win a two-man handicap best ball tournament Saturday at Dalhousie Golf Club. The team of Cord Dombrowski and Jerry Stone shot 61 to tie for second with Terry Bozzay and Bruce Watson in the blind-draw event. The team of Troy Bell, Shelley Bell, Phil Cantoni and Judy Cantoni shot 63 to win a couples scramble Monday at Dalhousie Golf Club...
Brewers continue to bury Cardinals (09/06/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Randy Wolf followed a "horrible" outing against St. Louis with one of his best of the season. The left-hander allowed one run over eight innings and Ryan Braun and Nyjer Morgan homered to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-1 victory over the Cardinals on Monday...
Browns snatch Lewis after his cut by Rams (09/06/11)
ST. LOUIS -- An indication of the St. Louis Rams' roster strength is the battles that went to the wire, and the quarterback they lost. Thaddeus Lewis, who lost a battle for the backup quarterback job, was picked up by the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The Rams were hoping to re-sign Lewis to the practice squad for a second straight year, but his preseason work got the attention of Browns coach Pat Shurmur, St. Louis' offensive coordinator last season...
Redhawks have work to do before Purdue (09/06/11)
The 2011 Southeast Missouri State football team has a long way to go. That was evident Saturday night, when the Redhawks opened their season with a 38-10 home loss to Southern Illinois. The Salukis dominated virtually all areas. Nobody said it was going to be easy for the Redhawks to have another strong season after last year's record-setting campaign. Especially after losing 14 starters, including three All-Americans...
T.I. returned to federal prison (09/06/11)
ATLANTA -- Grammy-winning rapper T.I., who was moved to a halfway house last week after months in prison, is locked up again at a federal penitentiary. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website Friday shows the rapper at the Atlanta penitentiary with a release date of Sept. 29...
Talking shop with Miki Gudermuth of SADI (09/06/11)
Miki Gudermuth, founder and executive director of SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence, has dedicated her career to helping others, who like her, have struggled with a disability. SADI provides services to those with disabilities with the goal of enabling them to live independently in their own homes within their community...
People on the move 9/6/11 (09/06/11)
Nicole Winkler, originally from Scott City, has been promoted to director of customer operations at Big River Telephone. Winkler began with Big River in 2007, as the manager of the wholesale provisioning department. Kristen Litchfield has been promoted to customer experience manager. ...
Search for SoutheastHEALTH CEO on hold (09/06/11)
SoutheastHEALTH still hasn't started its search for a new chief executive, more than three months after CEO Debbie Linnes resigned. "The Executive Committee of the board of trustees has not set a time table for a search. No search planning is taking place at this time," said spokeswoman Sally Owen in an emailed statement...
Jeffrey Kirkpatrick (09/06/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Jeffrey O'Neil Kirkpatrick, 47, of Paducah, Ky., formerly of Benton, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, following a boating accident on his beloved Tennessee River. He was born Aug. 31, 1964, in Sikeston, Mo., the son of Richard and Faye Bryant Kirkpatrick...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/6/11 (09/06/11)
DWIs The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Jackson police and fire report 9/6/11 (09/06/11)
***POLICE *** The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt.
Out of the past 9/6/11 (09/06/11)
The Rev. W.L. Jenkins speaks to a crowd of about 70 during an anti-apartheid rally at Capaha Park; the Rev. John MaGee helped organize the rally and candlelit demonstration against South African apartheid as part of a membership drive of the local chapter of the NAACP...
Projects underway and Jackson remembers Sept. 11 (09/06/11)
When I was campaigning for my first term as mayor, I stressed the need for a satellite fire station. I am happy to say that we have completed all the preparation for this project and the goal is near. Tonight at 6:30 we are breaking ground on Fire Station No. 2 on the site at South Old Orchard Road at the base of the water tower. We expect to occupy the new station by March of next year...
UW campaign (09/06/11)
The calls on the direct services and agencies supported by the United Way of Southeast Missouri have never been higher. As a new campaign to raise funds for the organization begins, it's a good time to reflect on why giving to this organization is so important...
Speak Out 9/6/11 (09/06/11)
I'D like to comment on a kindergarten teacher at Immaculate Conception School in Jackson. Miss Amber is one of the most passionate and caring teachers that I've ever met. If we had more like her, the children would get a good start in life. Pessimistic candidates...
Prayer 9/6/11 (09/06/11)
Bless us and keep us, O Lord, and may your face shine down upon us. Amen.
Gina Robinson joins BOLD Marketing (09/06/11)
Robinson is originally from Bloomfield and now resides in Perryville, Mo. CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. -- Gina Robinson has joined BOLD Marketing, LLC as the finance director. In this role she will manage office activities and maintain financial records for the company...
Maple United Methodist Church Mission Dinner (09/06/11)
Saturday September 10 from 11am-2pm will be a Mission Dinner at Maple United Methodist Church. We will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, chips, dessert, and drink. Cost is either six can goods or free will donation to go for school supplies
Bed Spread with 8,500 YO-YO's (09/06/11)
I took this picture of a bed spread that my sister in law made when she was 16 years old. She is now in her 80's. Quite an accomplishment. Each of the 8,500 YO-YO's were hand cut and made and the attached to each other and sewn over a piece of material to make the cover...
Diamonds in the River (09/06/11)
I took this picture of one of our grandsons, Josiah while on a day of fun at Castor River.
4-H Achievement Day Grooming/Career Prep Winners (09/06/11)
4-H Achievement Day Grooming/Career Prep Rosette Winners Nathan Aufdenberg (Jr. Division, Ages 8-13) Nick Fosse (Sr. Division, Ages 14-18) Conner Propst (Jr. Division, Ages 8-13)
4-H Cape Co. Achievement Public Speaking Winners (09/06/11)
Julie Aufdenberg, Sr. Division, Ages 14-18 Renee Peters, Intermediate Division, Ages 11-13 Both will be competing in the State 4-H Public Speaking Contest at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO on September 24th.
4-H Achievement Day Judging Class Rosette Winners (09/06/11)
Front Row: Steven Peters, Taylor Seyer, Haley Yates, Sara Gholson Back Row: Sarah Wichern, Julie Aufdenberg, Dakota Oehl, Teagen Schnurbush, Jacob Aufdenberg and Humza Aziz
Emma Rae (09/06/11)
Emma Rae the gentle giant.
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