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Stories from Sunday, September 11, 2011

A marred vacation: City attorney spends Sept. 11 near New York (09/11/11)
Through the prism of history, the image that for years has adorned Eric Cunningham's computer screen at work is quite eerie. It's a video capture of his wife, Janet, and one of their two daughters, their hair billowing in the wind as they gaze across New York Harbor toward the city from the southern tip of Manhattan Island...
Sept. 11 also had lasting impact on area Muslims (09/11/11)
A handful of Muslims are facing Mecca. Shoulder to shoulder, they are standing behind an imam, or prayer leader. The group -- all men and one wearing a prayer cap -- are shoeless and still. As those of their faith do five times daily, they are about to talk to God...
Cape businessman lost 10 people he knew (09/11/11)
The World Trade Center was a symbol of America's financial power. When those hijacked planes sent the towers tumbling down, the nation's financial sector was shaken at its very core. The stock markets were closed until Sept. 17, and when the market opened, it immediately dropped about 7 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 684 points, the largest single-day drop on record...
9/11 remains an unclear memory for many high school students (09/11/11)
For most high school seniors in Southeast Missouri, their memories of Sept. 11, 2001, are not vivid. Some remember watching the attacks on the World Trade Center on television with their families after school, or briefly in their second grade classes. Others weren't aware until several years later what happened. Like others who do remember, they mostly don't understand why...
Southeast Missouri responds to Sept. 11 attacks (09/11/11)
Overwhelming. It's the one word that best describes the community response local Red Cross staff and volunteers saw following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. More than 1,000 people poured into the Osage Centre on Sept. 11 to donate blood -- one of few things they could think to do to help the victims in New York and Washington, D.C...
Jacque Waller's diary claims Clay threatened her, the children (09/11/11)
She didn't deserve to live. A divorce would be a death sentence. And if he couldn't get to her, he would kill the children just to cause her pain. In Jacque Waller's diary that became public last week, she describes an anguished existence that she claims came at the hands of her estranged husband in the years before her June 1 disappearance...
Two vendors make their first appearance at SEMO District Fair (09/11/11)
Among the corn dogs and funnel cakes, two new vendors hit the midway at the 2011 SEMO District Fair; Cinnamon Station from Bolingbrook, Ill., and D-Rails BBQ of Delta. Cinnamon Station is on the north end of the fairgrounds. Its owner, Nancy Connors, said that a love of cooking, traveling and people are what drove her to quitting her job in June and selling cinnamon rolls full time...
Local man's brother runs away from twin towers (09/11/11)
As Kevin Greaser watched the events of Sept. 11, 2001, unfold on his television set, his little brother was running away from the fiery remnants of what was the World Trade Center. Greaser's brother Eric Greaser, a Wall Street analyst working for Moody's, had been living in New York for about three years. His office was in a building adjacent to the World Trade Center's twin towers...
Lessons of 2001 need to be taught, educators say (09/11/11)
In the fall following Sept. 11, 2001, the husband of a woman who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center spoke to more than 500 students during an assembly at Notre Dame Regional High School. "The last thing she said to him was, 'Honey, don't worry, I'm going to go back to work. I love you.' Everyone was going back in. As she said that, the second plane hit, and the phone went dead," said the high school's principal, Brother David Anthony Migliorino...
Stoddard County business owners sue prosecutor, sheriff (09/11/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Four Stoddard County businesses and owners have filed suit in federal court against Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver and Sheriff Carl Hefner as a result of a July raid on the businesses that seized hundreds of packets of what authorities called imitation controlled substances.
Cape sewers to be tested with smoke starting Monday (09/11/11)
Smoke testing to check for defects in the city's sanitary sewer system will begin Monday. Smoke can be expected to be seen coming from roof vents, the ground where there is defective piping and possibly drain inlets beginning in the area south of Highway 74 and between West End Boulevard and Sprigg Street. The work will move northward over two weeks, ending in an area between Henderson Avenue and Sprigg Street...
Engineer: Some bridges in floodway not cost-effective to rebuild (09/11/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Repairs on some of the bridges in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway would be a waste of money. Dennis Cox, an engineer for Smith and Company of Poplar Bluff, presented the Mississippi County Commission with his preliminary engineering report for bridges located on county roads 310, 312 and 521...
Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corp. to close offices, cuts back hours (09/11/11)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- The tightening of the budget at the federal level is creating a tighter budget for local programs. "Due to drastic cutbacks in the Federal Community Service Block Grant program which drives many of the services provided, DAEOC will no longer be able to operate a full-time physical outreach office in every county of our service area," said Joel Evans, chief operation officer with the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation. ...
Rove helps Kinder raise money at Cape Girardeau event (09/11/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A fundraiser featuring Republican political strategist Karl Rove raised about $160,000 for the potential Missouri gubernatorial campaign of Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder. Kinder's campaign released the fundraising figure Thursday, a day after Rove appeared with Kinder at the Cape Girardeau event. Rove was a political adviser and deputy chief of staff for former President George W. Bush...
Southeast Missouri businesses have adjusted since the attacks (09/11/11)
When Carolyn Kempf watched the second plane slam into the World Trade Center in New York on television the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, it never crossed her mind that this event happening across the country would devastate her business here in Cape Girardeau...
Doctor talks about health care reform concerns at Cape Girardeau Republican club meeting (09/11/11)
Dr. John Mackel of Continental Wound Care Center in Cape Girardeau presented his concerns about health care reform and electronic medical records to the county Republican Women's Club on Friday.
Cape man killed in Friday morning crash at Delta (09/11/11)
One man was killed and two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning on Highway 25 just north of the Delta city limit. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the Marc D. Glickstein, 55, of Cape Girardeau, lost control of a tan Toyota sedan traveling
Funding since attacks has altered how first responders function (09/11/11)
When Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Jordan sat down to sip his coffee and watch television with his command staff Sept. 11, 2001, he never imagined what he watched while he downed his morning joe would change his country and his occupation forever...
Security ratcheted up federal buildings; others not so much (09/11/11)
The 3-year-old Rush H. Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse could be called the crown jewel of federal buildings in the state. In fact, the grandson of the man the courthouse is named after suggests that distinction could extend much farther. "Probably nationwide," said Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr., a U.S. District Judge who works on a daily basis at the courthouse...
Attacks cause changes in emergency response (09/11/11)
Jamie Koehler's Tuesday morning was mundane. She was sitting in a computer class when a teacher interrupted and broke the news that a plane had flown into the World Trade Center. Class just sort of fell apart, Koehler said. Koehler and other students gathered around a TV in the classroom for several minutes before she decided to leave and head to the Cape Girardeau National Guard Armory. She had argued with a classmate about the blow being a terrorist attack...
Club news 9/11/11 (09/11/11)
The Progressive Club met Aug. 23 at University of Missouri Extension Center to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the club. There were 14 members and 12 former members present: Shirley Bock, Ann Bodenstein, Madge Burchett, Barbara Hartle, Pat Kaiser, Alice Koeppel, Barbara Lohr, Agnes Morton, Mary Sue Oldham, Margaret Pfeiffer, Sheri Rowland, Kay Sneed, and Vera Jean Voges. ...
Bus driver suspended over sleeping student (09/11/11)
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. -- A Kirksville school bus driver has been suspended indefinitely after not noticing a first-grader who fell asleep on his bus and ended up walking along a road nine miles from school. The Kirksville Daily Express reports the child fell asleep on the way to school last week. The bus driver who handles a rural route completed his rounds and drove the bus home to Novinger without doing a mandatory check for sleeping students...
Missouri House passes natural disaster bills (09/11/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House moved Friday to approve many of the noneconomic development issues on the agenda for the special legislative session that started last week. House members dispatched bills dealing with property taxes for businesses destroyed by natural disasters, local control of the St. Louis Police Department, amnesty from interest and penalties for delinquent taxpayers and pushing back the presidential primary until March...
Country singer Tritt pulls out of Joplin concert after uproar over funding (09/11/11)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Concerns about how a 9/11 concert in Joplin was being funded prompted country music star Travis Tritt to cancel his appearance as headliner one day after the local Convention and Visitor's Bureau announced he would be performing...
For parents and kids alike, 9/11 left its imprints (09/11/11)
NEW YORK (AP) -- David Rand cheerfully acknowledges he's an overprotective father. An ex-Marine who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, he's also a single dad to 5-year-old Emma. And so when Emma's grandmother suggested recently that the girl come visit her in Texas, flying from California as an unaccompanied minor, Rand had a blunt reaction: "Heck, no!"...
Changed lives: Sept. 11 still factors large in American mind (09/11/11)
WASHINGTON -- A decade later, what happened on Sept. 11 still resonates for much of the country. Even more Americans now say the horror of that day changed their lives. A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research in Chicago finds that more Americans today say Sept. 11 had an impact on their lives than said so five years ago -- 57 percent compared with 50 percent in 2006...
Reinforcements battle Texas blazes to relieve weary local firefighters (09/11/11)
BASTROP, Texas -- The flames of the massive wildfire that had swallowed nearly 1,400 homes in Central Texas had been tamed, but Webster fire chief Patrick Shipp and his crew -- veterans of a fire season pushing his team to the limit -- know the danger doesn't end there...
Sources: No sign of entry into U.S. for terrorist plot (09/11/11)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence agencies have found no evidence that al-Qaida has sneaked any terrorists into the country for a strike coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, senior officials said Saturday. But authorities kept a high alert as investigators looked for proof of a plot possibly timed to disrupt events planned today in Washington or New York...
As the U.S. postal service faces dark days, the Postmaster General offers a survival plan (09/11/11)
WASHINGTON -- Imagine a nation without the Postal Service. No more birthday cards and bills or magazines and catalogs filling the mailbox. It's a worst-case scenario being painted for an organization that lost $8.5 billion in 2010 and seems headed deeper into the red this year...
Libyan ex-rebels' leader arrives in Tripoli to show the interim government is taking control (09/11/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- The chief of Libya's former rebels arrived in Tripoli on Saturday, greeted by a boisterous red carpet ceremony meant to show he's taking charge of the interim government replacing the ousted regime of Moammar Gadhafi. But even as Libya's new leaders tried to consolidate control over the vast country, Gadhafi loyalists pushed back hard against an assault on the town of Bani Walid, one of Gadhafi's remaining strongholds, in a sign that the battle is far from over...
Nearly 200 bodies recovered after Tanzanian ferry turns upside-down (09/11/11)
STONE TOWN, Tanzania -- Passengers on the aging, crowded boat headed for one of Tanzania's top tourist destinations said they realized something was wrong when the overnight ferry began to list from side to side. Then water rushed through and killed the engines, sending the M.V. ...
Scott City volleyball team defends SEMO Spike tourney crown (09/11/11)
The Scott City volleyball team defeated Eminence 16-25, 30-28, 25-13 to capture the SEMO Spike tournament championship Saturday.
High school roundup: Shemonia races to fifth-place finish to lead Scott City cross country team (09/11/11)
All the scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Jackson volleyball team claims SEMO Spike silver bracket title; St. Vincent wins gold consolation (09/11/11)
A roundup of the action at the SEMO Spike volleyball tournament.
Phillips top 200 yards in Scott City football team's victory over East Prairie (09/11/11)
The Scott City football team defeated East Prairie 28-0 on Friday.
Hayti football team dispatches Chaffee in second half (09/11/11)
The Hayti football team defeated Chaffee 26-6 on Friday.
Jackson football team's offense awakens in time for 14-7 victory (09/11/11)
The Jackson football team defeated host North County 14-7 on Friday.
High school roundup: St. Vincent football team trounces Missouri Military for first victory (09/11/11)
All the scores from Friday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State roundup: Redhawks soccer team moves to 4-1 with shutout (09/11/11)
News from around the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics
Young loves first taste of triathlon at Trail of Tears triathlon (09/11/11)
Southeast Missouri State student Zach Young became the first paraplegic athlete to compete in the Coors Light Trail of Tears triathlon.
Rams' defensive line faces tough task in Vick (09/11/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams hope their defensive line can throw Michael Vick off his game. Even a little. Vick joined Steve Young last season as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to throw for more than 3,000 yards and rush for more than 500 while keeping his quarterback rating above 100...
Rams' Mikell hopes to prove Eagles made mistake letting him go (09/11/11)
The Rams host the Eagles at noon in today's season opener
Win keeps Cardinals' playoff hopes alive (09/11/11)
ST. LOUIS -- There's fight left in the St. Louis Cardinals. The team they are chasing for the NL wild card again saw it. Lance Berkman had a single, RBI double and walk -- reaching base seven straight times over two games -- helping the Cardinals inch closer in the wild card race with their second straight 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night...
God can work all things for good (09/11/11)
Everyone I know can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing 10 years ago today. I was in a hospital waiting room with my wife, our 9-month-old and my mother-in-law. We were waiting while my father-in-law was sedated in a surgery room. The routine procedure went off without any trouble. Little did we realize how routine was changing...
Did some good come from Sept. 11, 2001? (09/11/11)
Can you forgive and forget what happened on Sept. 11, 2001? When the news became public and flashed across the news, everybody seemed to be stunned. People wondered if some of their loved ones were caught in the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York City...
Frank ‘Bill' Needle Jr. (09/11/11)
Frank William "Bill" Needle Jr., 80, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. He was born Oct. 1, 1930, in Collinsville, Ill. His mother was Ruth Emily Hadfield Needle and his father was Frank William Needle of Collinsville. Bill graduated from Collinsville High School in 1948. He was class valedictorian. He earned a four-year scholarship to Washington University in St. Louis and majored in art...
Marie Yocks (09/11/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Marie M. Yocks, 89, of Marble Hill, passed away on Sept. 10, 2011, at Woodland Hills Nursing Home in Marble Hill. She was born Sept. 4, 1922, at Puxico, Mo., daughter of J. H. "Tobe" and Lucy Jane Williams Crank. She and Ward Yocks were united in marriage in July 1955...
Delores Tackett (09/11/11)
Delores Eileen Tackett, 71, of Jackson died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born July 2, 1940, in Cape Girardeau County to Oral and Hazel McClard Johnson. She and Chalmer O. Tackett were married Nov. 2, 1957, at Cape Girardeau...
Jane Mowery (09/11/11)
Jane Mowery, 79, of Oak Ridge died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Jan. 1, 1932, in Tampa, Fla., to John and Emily Linley Darby. She and Virgil Mowery were married Nov. 23, 1949, at Illmo, Mo. Jane was a homemaker most of her life. She and Virgil would have celebrated 62 years of marriage this November...
Urhahn - Duff (09/11/11)
Suzanne Urhahn and Travis Duff were married April 30, 2011, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Revs. Oliver Clavin and Normand Varone performed the ceremony. Betty Ressel of Kelso was organist, and Jim Simmons of Benton, Mo., was vocalist...
Sterling - Malahy (09/11/11)
Janie and Mike Warne of Grassy, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Sterling, to Nathan Malahy, both of Jackson. He is the son of Barry and Marty Malahy and Deanna and Ed Kranawetter of Jackson. Sterling graduated from Metro Business College in 2005 as a medical assistant. She is a registered medical assistant at Prompt Care in Jackson...
McCain - Schaupert (09/11/11)
Tracy McCain of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Morgan Elaine McCain, to Pacer Lee Schaupert, both of Perryville, Mo. He is the son of David and Joy Schaupert of Perryville. McCain is a 2010 graduate of Central High School. She is pursuing a degree in early childhood education at Mineral Area College-Perry County Higher Education Center in Perryville...
Seyer - Graczyk (09/11/11)
Patrick and Audrey Seyer of Oran, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Hanna Dianne Seyer, to Olin Joseph Graczyk Jr., both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Tom and Carol Rowe of Leitchfield, Ky. Seyer is a 2010 graduate of Murray State University, with interests in sociology and family and consumer studies. She is employed at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Flieg - Bromley (09/11/11)
Charlie and Kelly Picou of Perryville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kattie Lynn Flieg, to Justin James Bromley, both of Jackson. He is the son of Jim and Cindy Bromley of Jackson. Flieg is a 2009 graduate of Perryville High School. She is employed at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau...
Ventrella - Meyer (09/11/11)
Judith Anne and Roger Lang of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Anne Ventrella, to Clinton Thomas Meyer. He is the son of Lori Meyer of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., and the late Jerry Meyer. Ventrella is also the daughter of the late Phil Ventrella...
Welker - South (09/11/11)
Larry Welker and Connie Welker of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Tonya Lynn Welker, to Adam Cory South. He is the son of Jerry and Teresa South of Iuka, Miss. Welker is a 1993 graduate of Central High School. She is employed with LinkAmerica in Jackson...
Pincksten - Dannenmueller (09/11/11)
Kenny and Cathy Pincksten of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth A. Pincksten, to Jack L. Dannenmueller II. He is the son of Jack and Juanita Dannenmueller of Scott City. Pincksten is a 2011 graduate of Southeast Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is a registered nurse at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Kitchen - Dambach (09/11/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Michael and Lanette Kitchen of Bernie, Mo., and Joe and Ellen Carleen Piper of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Lynn Kitchen, to Joshua Robert Dambach. He is the son of Jerry and Lorie Dambach of Benton, Mo...
Cape Girardeau fire report 9/11/11 (09/11/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/11/11 (09/11/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Southeast Missouri State University...
Jackson police report 9/11/11 (09/11/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 9/11/11 (09/11/11)
Jackson city attorney Roger Ellis is handling not only municipal court cases in Jackson, but also Cape Girardeau's municipal cases; the arrangement was prompted by the resignation of Cape Girardeau city attorney Fred Boeckmann, who left last month. Earl James, fair board president, reports Wednesday's attendance at the SEMO District Fair was 9,750 people; Roy Clark will appear in two shows at the grandstand tonight...
School menus Sept. 12 to 16 (09/11/11)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Corn dog or turkey & cheese on bun, corn, pears, vanilla wafers. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or ham & cheese on bun, fries, grapes. WEDNESDAY--Ravioli or turkey & cheese on bun, green beans, hot roll, pineapple...
A decade after 9/11 (09/11/11)
By Jo Ann Emerson Sept. 11, 2011, marks one of the most difficult anniversaries in our national history. Ten years ago, ruthless terrorists hijacked four American jetliners, crashed three of them into buildings, and stole the lives of 2,977 innocent victims...
We remember (09/11/11)
What started out as a beautiful September morning 10 years ago today will forever be remembered around the world as the day terrorism hit America's homeland. Today we remember several statements, most issued just days after the attacks, that have shaped the perspectives of many over the past 10 years...
Prayer 9/11/11 (09/11/11)
O Lord Jesus, bless those who lost relatives and friends 10 years ago today. Amen.
HDSA Announces 2011 Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk (09/11/11)
The Heartland Down Syndrome Association will host its Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk at 10 a.m. on Saturday October 15, at Cape County Park North. This year's walk, the group's third annual awareness walk, will include a one-mile walk, music and dancing, entertainment, carnival games and more...
2011 Caney Fork Antique Tractor Ride (09/11/11)
149 tractors were featured in the annual Caney Fork Antique Tractor Ride which was held on Sunday, September 4. Photo was taken prior to the tractors departing on a 27-mile ride near Oak Ridge.
Never too old to play at the park (09/11/11)
Richard Kogge, 86 years old, going down the slide at Kiwanis Park during his great-grandson's third birthday party.
Never too old to play at the park (09/11/11)
Trish Kogge, 77, smiling after her SECOND trip down the slide during great-grandson Josh's third birtday party at Kiwanis Park.
9/11 Cape County Park Tribute (09/11/11)
Flag Row. Cape County Park, 09/11/2011
Forever in our Minds (09/11/11)
Remembering and honoring those today September 11th.
Flags around Circle Park in Chaffee, Mo (09/11/11)
Flags lined up one after another in remembrance of 9/11 at Circle Park.
Flags around Circle Park in Chaffee, Mo (09/11/11)
Flags surround Circle Park in Chaffee, MO in remembrance of 9/11.
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