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Stories from Friday, September 9, 2011

Federal prosecutor: Clay Waller confessed to murder of estranged wife; more details released of evidence (09/09/11)
Clay Waller confessed to his father that he murdered his estranged wife and buried her in a hole he dug beforehand, federal prosecutor Larry Ferrell said Thursday in a federal courtroom.
SEMO District Fair includes Sept. 11 tribute (09/09/11)
The SEMO District Fair will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Sunday. It will do so by holding a ceremony at the grandstand at 3 p.m.
Cape school officials OK bids to build 22 classrooms (09/09/11)
Work on a $3.3 million project to add classrooms at Cape Girardeau Central High School will begin soon. The Cape Girardeau School Board voted Thursday to approve bids that will allow for 22 classrooms to be constructed on the high school's south side. The project's cost for general construction, roofing, plumbing and HVAC systems, electrical work and fire protection will be $3,332,812...
Cape sends airport eviction lawsuit to Scott County court (09/09/11)
A lawsuit asking a circuit judge to evict Commander Premier Aircraft Corp. from a hangar at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport is expected to be filed today in circuit court, according to city attorney Eric Cunningham. The lawsuit was mailed Thursday to the circuit court in Scott County, where the airport is located, Cunningham said...
Several oppose Cape Girardeau County Commission's plan to freeze disabilities tax (09/09/11)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners fielded questions for more than an hour Thursday morning as several people spoke out against a proposal to roll a disabilities tax to zero.
Man acquitted of 2010 Cape shooting (09/09/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Thomas Evans Jr. cracked a smile as Circuit Court Judge Benjamin F. Lewis read the jury's verdict Thursday night.
Area groups planning Sept. 11 commemorations (09/09/11)
Local organizations are planning ceremonies to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Knights of Columbus Council No. 1111 will hold a ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Knights of Columbus hall at 318 S. Spanish St. in Cape Girardeau...
Fire destroys home near Fruitland (09/09/11)
A Fruitland home was destroyed by fire Thursday despite the efforts of three local fire departments. At about 12:45 p.m. the Fruitland fire department responded to a report of a fire that started in the kitchen of a home at 2311 County Road 436 near Fruitland. When firefighters arrived, the home was engulfed in flames, said fire chief Dean Riley...
Burn order in effect for Cape County (09/09/11)
A restricted burn order in is effect in Cape Girardeau County until further notice. According to a release from county spokesman Eric McGowen, a recent combination of high temperatures, lack of rain and the possibility of increasing winds means outdoor burning should be postponed. No field or wood lot fires should be set and residents are urged to take care when discarding smoking materials along roads because grass could easily ignite. Campers and hunters should also use caution...
Aug. 31 sweep nets drugs, vehicles, cash (09/09/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- It wasn't just suspected criminals that Operation Clean Sweep brought in. In addition to the more than 40 people taken into custody by officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and other participating agencies during the Aug. ...
Film on levee breach to be screened today (09/09/11)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri residents will have the opportunity to view a documentary about the May levee breach that flooded 130,000 acres in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway. The film, made by agriculture communications company Osborn & Barr, will be screened at 10 a.m. today at East Prairie High School at 304 E. Walnut St. in East Prairie...
Both sides in quarry dispute ask for summary judgment (09/09/11)
More motions have been filed in Cole County Circuit Court as legal maneuvers continue to try to stop a quarry already beginning operations near Saxony Lutheran High School. Both Saxony Lutheran High School and Heartland Materials late last week filed motions for summary judgment in Saxony's suit asking a judge to review the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Land Reclamation Commission's decision in February to grant a mining permit to Heartland Materials...
Saint Francis holding NICU reunion party this weekend (09/09/11)
Saint Francis Medical Center has invited former Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patients and their families to celebrate a decade of operation at its Family Birthplace and during a birthday-themed reunion party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Fitness Plus parking lot, 150 S. Mount Auburn Road...
Republican women to host program about health care reform, medical records (09/09/11)
Health care reform and the use of medical records will be the topic of a presentation Friday of Southeast Missouri Cape Girardeau County Republican Women's Club. The event begins at 11:45 a.m. at Dexter Bar-B-Que in Cape Girardeau. The program will be presented by Dr. John Mackel, which will include discussions and a question-and-answer session about health care reform and the use of electronic medical records...
Missouri lawmakers vote to tap rainy day fund for disaster recovery (09/09/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri House has voted to use $150 million from the state's rainy day fund for disaster relief. But the vote may be mostly symbolic. Under the Missouri Constitution, the governor sets the agenda for special sessions. And Gov. Jay Nixon did not include the rainy day fund on his agenda...
Missouri Senate delays debate on business incentives (09/09/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With dissension mounting over a proposed overhaul of Missouri's business incentives, the Missouri Senate finally found something that most of its members could agree on: taking a break.
Monthly Ameren Missouri bills to decrease (09/09/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Customers of Ameren Missouri will be seeing a slight decline on their electric bills starting later this month. The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a reduction in the charge that the company passes on to customers for the cost of the fuel and power it purchases...
Report: More Missourians wearing seatbelts (09/09/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A new report shows the percentage of Missourians using seat belts edging higher but still below the national average.
Audio files reveal 9/11 air traffic horror (09/09/11)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Newly posted audio files depict the horror of 9/11 unfolding in the sky, as air traffic controllers struggled to follow the faint tracks of hijacked planes, fighter jets tried in vain to chase them down and a flight attendant made a desperate appeal for help...
Officials chase unconfirmed al-Qaida bomb threat (09/09/11)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. counterterrorism officials are chasing a credible but unconfirmed al-Qaida threat to set off a car bomb on bridges or tunnels in New York City or Washington. It was the first word of an "active plot" timed to coincide with the somber commemoration of the terror group's 9/11 attacks a decade ago that killed nearly 3,000 people...
Bones found in South Africa could be evolution ‘game-changer' (09/09/11)
WASHINGTON -- Two million-year-old bones belonging to a creature with both apelike and human traits provide the clearest evidence of evolution's first major step toward modern humans -- findings some are calling a potential game-changer. An analysis of the bones found in South Africa suggests Australopithecus sediba is the most likely candidate to be the ancestor of humans, said lead researcher Lee R. Berger of the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa...
Obama asks for $450 billion to lift economy (09/09/11)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama unveiled a larger-than-expected $450 billion plan Thursday night to boost jobs and put cash in the pockets of Americans, urging Republicans to embrace an approach heavy on tax cuts. Obama repeatedly challenged Congress to act swiftly...
Lee drenches Northeast; 100,000 told to leave homes (09/09/11)
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee poured water on top of the already soaked Northeast on Thursday, closing hundreds of roads and forcing evacuation orders for more than 100,000 people from the Susquehanna River's worst flooding in nearly 40 years...
Wind delays NASA launch of twin moon spacecraft (09/09/11)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- High wind forced NASA on Thursday to delay the launch of twin spacecraft destined for the moon, the first mission dedicated to measuring lunar gravity. NASA will try again today, despite another poor weather forecast: 60 percent no-go. Launch time is 8:33 a.m. The space agency has just two single-second launch windows every day...
Health care overhaul survives Va. challenges (09/09/11)
RICHMOND, Va. -- The federal health care overhaul survived two lawsuits dismissed Thursday on technicalities, leaving President Barack Obama's signature initiative headed toward a final resolution in the U.S. Supreme Court as early as next year...
Libyan rebel prime minister calls for unity, rebuilding (09/09/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- A hunted Moammar Gadhafi called on his remaining loyalists Thursday to keep fighting, as the country's acting premier appealed from the capital for national unity to rebuild the North African nation after six months of civil war...
Witnesses say six Somalis killed at food distribution (09/09/11)
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Six Somalis were shot dead by a soldier as families scrambled for food aid Thursday in the Somali capital, witnesses said. Families had stood in line for hours before finally rushing guards and carrying off food aid, said witness Sharif Haji Hassan. He said the guards tried to beat them back with rifle butts but then opened fire. Some shot into the air but one soldier fired into the crowd, he said...
Medvedev demands improved aviation safety (09/09/11)
YAROSLAVL, Russia -- President Dmitry Medvedev called for immediate changes in Russia's troubled aviation industry Thursday -- including sharply reducing the number of airlines -- as the country mourned a crash that killed 43 people and devastated a top ice hockey team...
Seemingly drunk moose found tangled in tree in Swedish garden (09/09/11)
STOCKHOLM -- A seemingly intoxicated moose has been discovered entangled in an apple tree by a stunned Swede. Per Johansson said he heard a roar from his vacationing neighbor's garden in southwestern Sweden late Tuesday and went to have a look. There, he found a female moose kicking about in the tree. The animal was likely drunk from eating fermented apples...
Palestinians launch PR blitz for U.N. recognition (09/09/11)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinians launched a campaign Thursday to rally support for U.N. recognition as an independent state, planning demonstrations in the Palestinian territories and worldwide before asking the world body to accept them as a full member state later this month...
Briefly: Scott City football team shuts out East Prairie (09/09/11)
Travis Phillips rushed for 218 yards and two touchdowns Friday night as Scott City shut out visiting East Prairie 28-0.
Notre Dame softball team scores two in bottom of seventh to escape vs. Central (09/09/11)
The Notre Dame softball team rallied for two runs in the seventh to defeat Central 6-5.
Briefly: St. Vincent footbal team blows out Missouri Military Academy for first win (09/09/11)
Alex Winkler ran the opening kick back for a touchdown, and the Indians rolled to a 55-0 win.
High school football preview capsules for Week 3 (09/09/11)
A look at the Week 3 games involving the Southeast Missourian coverage area's football teams.
High school roundup: Jackson boys soccer team blasts Carbondale (09/09/11)
All the scores from Thursday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Former Southeast Missouri State baseball player returns to the major leagues (09/09/11)
Former Southeast Missouri State baseball standout Justin Christian was called up by the San Francisco Giants.
Beat up Missouri Tigers football team to face Arizona State (09/09/11)
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Missouri managed to get away with a ho-hum offense and jittery first-time quarterback in its opener. The Tigers know they'll need to be a whole lot better against Arizona State and snarling linebacker Vontaze Burfict. No. 21 Missouri hopes to have the kinks worked out before playing the hard-hitting Sun Devils on what's expected to be a steamy night in the desert...
Area digest 9/9/11 (09/09/11)
Charlie Menz of Scott City recently carded his first career hole-in-one at Kimbeland Country Club. Menz used a 6-iron to ace No. 12, a par 3 playing 150 yards. Witnesses were Harold Schott and Wayne Steffens. Forrest Kidd recently accomplished a rare golfing feat by scoring his age at Dalhousie Golf Club. The 72-year-old Kidd shot even-par 36s on both the front and back nines for a round of 72. Witnesses were Ben Cantrell, Ken Swinford and Jack Connell...
Catching up (09/09/11)
The cat's rules: Now that things are starting to settle down at the Sullivan house (we're happy to report my wife's health has much improved in recent days -- thank you to all who have included us in their prayers), Missy Kitty, the new cat, has decided it's time to lay down some rules for her human keepers...
Side Attractions (09/09/11)
We give a lot of advance coverage to the main events at the SEMO District Fair. This week's SE Live features two grandstand acts; and next week we'll have a story about David Nail, the grandstand entertainment for Sept. 17. But there's a smaller venue that deserves some recognition: the activities tent...
Van Buren, Mo., band gaining recognition abroad (09/09/11)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- It's not often a band from the Ozarks of Carter County, Mo., gets international recognition, but that's exactly what's happening for Powder Mill of Van Buren, Mo. This summer, the band has played in France and been featured in Washington Post music critic Chris Richards' "What You Should Be Listening to" column. Richards referred to Powder Mill's "Money, Marbles and Chalk" album as "one of the best rock albums of 2010."...
Creedence Clearwater Revival gets revisited (09/09/11)
A few familiar faces will play the SEMO District Fair grandstand when Creedence Clearwater Revisited takes the stage Sept. 16. The group features the original drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford and bassist Stu Cook. "We're sort of a crossbreed," Cook said. ...
ARTifacts 9/9/11 (09/09/11)
The Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts celebrates its fifth season and welcomes members of the community with an afternoon of free entertainment for the entire family during a kick-off open house scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 at the River Campus. ...
Grandstand schedule (09/09/11)
Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday...
Best bet: George Jones (09/09/11)
Country fans will see a forefather of the genre Thursday at the SEMO District Fair. George Jones will play his legendary hits like "She Thinks I Still Care," "Tender Years" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" for the crowd at 8 p.m. Thursday as the fair's grandstand entertainment for the night. ...
'Warrior' fights hard to dodge cliches (09/09/11)
"Warrior" is all about struggle: The struggle between two brothers fighting for a mixed martial arts title; the struggle between those brothers and their recovering alcoholic father; and the struggles each brother faces, one with his military past, the other with the economy...
Wallace Bohnert (09/09/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Wallace I. "Wally" Bohnert, 90, of Perryville died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Independence Care Center. He was born Oct. 26, 1920, at Longtown, Mo., son of Joseph W. and Thresia Geringer Bohnert. He and Rosetta M. Kline were married May 4, 1948. She preceded him in death July 31, 2000...
Steve Grah (09/09/11)
Steve Grah, 71, of Jackson died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Delores Tackett (09/09/11)
Delores E. Tackett, 71, of Jackson died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Melba Brugger (09/09/11)
Melba Lillian Brugger, 82, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 5, 1929, in Jackson, daughter of Albert and Lillian Huter Nagel. She and Paul Brugger were married June 28, 1953, in Jackson...
Helen Gosche (09/09/11)
Helen T. Gosche, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Feb. 15, 1925, in Perkins, Mo., to Emil and Christine Schott Kielhofner. She and Ralph Gosche were married May 28, 1949, at Oran, Mo. Helen and Ralph resided at their farm in Oran until 1981 when they moved to Cape Girardeau. She had worked at International Hat Factory in Oran and Thorngate in Chaffee, Mo. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and St. Ann's Sodality...
Helen Miller (09/09/11)
Helen Ann Miller, 57, of Scott City died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at her home. She was born Nov. 4, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, to Louis Paul and Anna Mary Bucher Glastetter. She and Dennis Miller were married Nov. 9, 1985, in Benton, Mo. Helen was a laundry aide at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Births 9/9/11 (09/09/11)
Son to Dawayne Edward and Rachael Marie Phoenix of Scott City, Saint Francis Medical Center, 1:50 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Name, Deven Ray. Weight, 9 pounds, 4 ounces. Fourth child, third son. Mrs. Phoenix is the former Rachael Harris, daughter of Don and Joyce Harris of Scott City. Phoenix is the son of Edward and Barbara Phoenix of Ava, Ill. He is employed by the Cape County Transit Authority...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/9/11 (09/09/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 9/9/11 (09/09/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Jackson fire report 9/9/11 (09/09/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Jackson police report 9/9/11 (09/09/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts...
Out of the past 9/9/11 (09/09/11)
Former president Gerald Ford visited the area yesterday, delivering a keynote address at an evening fundraiser for Rep. Bill Emerson. Officials with the SEMO District Fair are pleased with the crowd that was on hand yesterday for opening night activities; 9,579 people attended; in front of the grandstand tonight will be the tractor pull...
Central High School lyceum series kicks off today (09/09/11)
LYCEUM (Webster's definition) n. 1. A place of exercise with covered walks, in the suburbs of Athens, where Aristotle taught philosophy. 2. A house or apartment appropriated to instruction by lectures or disquisitions. 3. A higher school, in Europe, which prepares youths for the university...
Vocational school (09/09/11)
It's never been more important for high school students to determine what skills they will need for a successful career, and Cape Girardeau has some quality educational programs by which to attain those skills. Between Southeast Missouri State University and the Cape Girardeau Partnership for Higher Education, among other institutions in the area, the educational needs of many students are being met. But there is another option: the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center...
Speak Out 9/9/11 (09/09/11)
I wish to thank the county commissioners for putting a stop to the hoarding and greediness of the boards governing county funding for our disabled population. Thanks, guys. TO the person talking about Jackson changing its mascot, I want you to know that I'm a Native American and I'm proud to be a Jackson Indian. I wish more schools would take on our mascot as Indians. I'm proud of being Indian...
Prayer 9/9/11 (09/09/11)
O God, thank you for the blessing of work, and we pray for those seeking employment. Amen.
Ripples of Wisdom (09/09/11)
Women Invited to Come to a Gathering Women of all ages are invited to a unique gathering at Trail Of Tears State Park, at 5:00pm on Sunday, September 25th. At this gathering, around a peace fire, the women over 50, will be invited to share their stories and wisdom. ...
NEW BOARD MEMEBERS AT CASA OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI (09/09/11)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CASA OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS Board Members to Participate in CASA's Cowboy Casanova Country CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, September 12, 2011 - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Southeast Missouri, a local volunteer organization which provides juvenile justice advocacy for abused and neglected...
Washington, DC experience of 9/11 (09/09/11)
My husband, Mike and I were living in Washington, DC on September 11, 2001. I was watching the broadcast of the World Trade Center when the report was interrupted with the news of the Pentagon. It was amazing how quickly the city reacted after the attack on the Pentagon. ...
Movement with a message (09/09/11)
KEEP YOUR KIDS HAPPY, AND HEALTHY, WITH YOGA AND DANCE Active kids are happy, healthy and focused kids. Studies have shown that activities like yoga and dance not only keep kids fit physically, but also provide an academic and emotional boost. The Source: Yoga 'N More in Cape Girardeau offers the perfect combination of physical activity, plus relaxation for busy kids, with new yoga and dance classes for ages 6 to 12...
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