[SeMissourian.com] Mostly Cloudy ~ 67°F  
River stage: 22.81 ft. Falling
Sunday, Apr. 19, 2015

Stories from Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dexter police officer seriously injured in assault (09/13/11)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A Dexter police officer was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital Monday night after he was assaulted while trying to break up a fight. Kevin Moore, a veteran officer of the Dexter Police Department, was taken by helicopter from Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter to St. Louis University Hospital after sustaining a facial fracture...
State regulators approve certificate for new Poplar Bluff hospital site (09/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A certificate of need for Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center to build its new hospital at the Oak Grove Road site was approved Monday by the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee during a hearing in the Capitol Building...
Demo derby drivers finish preparing cars for tonight's competition at SEMO District Fair (09/13/11)
With the dual demolition derby set to take place at the SEMO District Fair today, participants are putting the finishing touches on their cars for the competition. According to Bob Mauer, vice president of Auto Race Promotions, the derby's 80-car limit will probably be filled...
Prosecution files affidavit detailing Clay Waller's reported confession to killing (09/13/11)
When Clay Waller tearfully admitted to his father that he killed his estranged wife Jacque, he made a motion with his arms that suggested he broke her neck, according to an FBI supplemental affidavit admitted into evidence in federal court Monday.
Singer Neal E. Boyd to run for Missouri House seat (09/13/11)
Neal E. Boyd has already won one big competition that required him to earn the most votes. The 2008 "America's Got Talent" winner and Sikeston, Mo., native now says he hopes to win another contest that will land him the state's 160th House District seat...
Cape's Cultural Exchange Network sending foreign students to visit area classrooms (09/13/11)
A summer camp organized to provide soccer training and international education to Southeast Missouri children has blossomed into a classroom opportunity for area students. Beginning in October, Cape Girardeau's Cultural Exchange Network, or CENET, will be sending international students, university staff and community members into Cape Girardeau and Jackson schools for a first-time service called Culture in the Classroom...
New trial date set in Washington murder of former Cape Girardeau woman (09/13/11)
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- The trials of two people accused of murdering a Cape Girardeau native are set to begin in November after a two-month delay.
SEMO donates two shuttle buses to Joplin (09/13/11)
Southeast Missouri State University will aid in recovery from the May tornado that hit Joplin, Mo., by donating two shuttle buses to the agency which operates the city's bus system. According to a news release, two buses will be driven to Joplin today and donated to the Ozark Center. The city lost its entire fleet in the tornado...
Man to enter plea on charge of selling cocaine to Cape shooting victim (09/13/11)
A man accused of selling cocaine to a Cape Girardeau shooting victim will enter a plea Tuesday in Mississippi County. Armster Robinson III, 20, of Charleston, Mo., is charged with allegedly selling $50 worth of cocaine to Matthew "Woody" Ervin at a convenience store on Bloomfield Road on June 26, 2010...
Squirrel causes power outage in Cape Girardeau area (09/13/11)
Thousands of Ameren Missouri customers in the Cape Girardeau area experienced a power outage caused by wildlife Monday morning.
Route Y in Scott County reduced for paving work (09/13/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route Y in Scott County will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews seal the pavement. This section of road is from Route Z to Euclid Avenue in Sikeston. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
U.S. 60 in Stoddard County reduced for bridge replacements (09/13/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Work to replace a fourth bridge on U.S. 60 in Stoddard County is expected to begin Sept. 26, weather permitting. As construction is underway, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Highway 51 to U.S. 61 as necessary. ...
Man sought for questioning in Butler County vehicle break-ins (09/13/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Williamsville, Mo., man is wanted for questioning in connection with vehicle break-ins Sunday morning at Agee Fellowship Church. The windows of five vehicles were broken, according to Butler County Cpl. Randall Huddleston. Purses, cash, checkbooks, credit and debit cards were stolen from the vehicles, he said...
New report: 15 percent of Missourians are poor (09/13/11)
WASHINGTON -- (AP) -- A newly released report shows that nearly 15 percent of people in Missouri are poor. The Census Bureau's annual report released Tuesday offers a snapshot of the economic well-being of U.S. households for 2010, when joblessness hovered above 9 percent for a second year. Nationally, nearly 1 in 6 people were classified as poor...
Mo. jobless rate up slightly to 8.8 percent (09/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A new report says Missouri's unemployment rate edged higher last month to 8.8 percent. Monday's report from the Department of Economic Development says the seasonally adjusted jobless rate in August was up one-tenth of a point from July. The August figure also was down from 9.6 percent in the same month last year...
Costs, benefits of airport tax breaks analyzed (09/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A cost-benefit analysis intended to address senators' concerns about a proposed tax credit targeting international trade resulted in more questions Monday from senators who appear to remain divided over the centerpiece of Missouri's special legislative session.
Facebook revision passes 1st vote in Missouri Senate (09/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation revising a contentious new state law that limits teacher communications with students over the Internet. The bill given initial approval Monday would repeal a law barring teachers from using websites that give "exclusive access" to students. The provision already had been temporarily blocked by a judge last month because of free-speech concerns...
Missouri corn yields down from original forecasts (09/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A long summer of high heat and little rain appears to have taken a toll on the state's corn crop. Gene Danekas, director of the USDA's Missouri Agricultural Statistics office, says corn yields will be under levels predicted on August 1...
Plane returns to Lambert after security concern (09/13/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An apparent misunderstanding on a flight bound from St. Louis to Washington on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks forced a re-screening of passengers. The Transportation Security Administration says United Airlines flight 3681 was still on the runway Sunday when the pilot returned to the gate...
Sept. 11 memorial opens in New York (09/13/11)
NEW YORK -- Ten years ago, ground zero was a smoking, fire-spitting tomb, a ghastly pile of rubble and human remains. On Monday it was a place of serenity -- an expanse of trees and water in the middle of a bustling city -- as the 9/11 memorial opened to the public...
Genetically engineered salmon on dinner tables still far from being a reality (09/13/11)
WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress are pushing to stop the Food and Drug Administration from approving genetically engineered salmon, saying not enough is known about a fish they say could harm fishery businesses in coastal states. It appeared last year that the FDA might approve the engineered salmon quickly. But the congressional pushback and a lack of action by the FDA could mean the fish won't be on the nation's dinner tables any time soon...
Fear of Greek default hurts stock markets here and overseas (09/13/11)
LONDON -- Fear that Greece will default on its debt, perhaps triggering a financial chain reaction that will cause another global recession, hurt European stocks Monday and sent American stocks lower for a time. The market tension came after a German politician suggested Greek finances are so bad the nation might have to leave the coalition of 17 countries that use the euro as their common currency...
Obama would raise taxes to pay for his jobs bill (09/13/11)
WASHINGTON -- In a sharp challenge to the GOP, President Barack Obama proposed paying for his costly new jobs plan Monday with tax increases that Republicans have already emphatically rejected. The reception to his new proposal was no more welcoming, setting the stage for a likely new fight with Congress...
Families urge action as U.S. drafts plan on Alzheimer's disease (09/13/11)
WASHINGTON -- As her mother's Alzheimer's worsened over eight years, so did Doreen Alfaro's bills: the walker, then the wheelchair, then the hospital bed, then the diapers -- and the caregivers hired for more and more hours a day so Alfaro could go to work and her elderly father could get some rest...
Bank of America to eliminate 30,000 jobs (09/13/11)
NEW YORK -- Bank of America is slashing 30,000 jobs as part of an effort to reverse a crisis of confidence among investors. It's the largest single job reduction by a U.S. company this year. What CEO Brian Moynihan is trying to do is nothing less than save the nation's largest bank. ...
At least 75 Kenyans dead after gas pipeline explosion (09/13/11)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- A leaking gasoline pipeline in Kenya's capital exploded Monday, turning part of a slum into an inferno in which at least 75 people were killed and more than 100 hurt. Flames leapt out from the pipeline in a radius of some 300 yards, setting shacks ablaze and incinerating scores of people. ...
Jackson volleyball team stages big comeback against Notre Dame (09/13/11)
Down one game and trailing 24-18 in a must-win second game, the Jackson volleyball team appeared overmatched and tired as they faced Notre Dame on the Bulldogs' home floor. The Indians were all but beaten. And as unlikely as it may have seemed at the time, that never happened...
High school roundup: Perryville softball team rallies in seventh inning (09/13/11)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State football team prepares for Purdue (09/13/11)
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel believes the Redhawks made good use of their only open date this season. Samuel hopes the work the Redhawks put in last week will pay off with an improved performance during their second game. The Redhawks, who opened the season with a 38-10 home loss to Southern Illinois on Sept. 3, visit Purdue (1-1) on Saturday...
Redhawks prep for Purdue (09/13/11)
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel believes the Redhawks made good use of their only open date this season. Samuel hopes the work the Redhawks put in last week will pay off with an improved performance during their second game. The Redhawks, who opened the season with a 38-10 home loss to Southern Illinois on Sept. 3, visit Purdue (1-1) on Saturday...
Area digest 9/13/11 (09/13/11)
Brevin Giebler shot a three-day total of 221 to win the men's club championship at Dalhousie Golf Club. Giebler had rounds of 75, 69 and 77 to finish four strokes ahead of Ben Cantrell (77-75-73--225). Ian Soutar (78-74-76--228) was another three shots back...
Cards, Carpenter close to a two-year deal (09/13/11)
NEW YORK -- Pitcher Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals are closing in on a $21 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations said. The person spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because negotiations are not yet complete. The agreement will be announced this week...
Cardinals' winning streak ends at five games (09/13/11)
Pittsburgh scored three runs in the eighth inning and beat St. Louis 6-5
Rams may be short four starters due to injuries (09/13/11)
Cornerback Ron Bartell could be lost for the season
SpongeBob in hot water after study of 4-year-olds (09/13/11)
CHICAGO -- The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of the program can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds. The problems were seen in a study of 60 children randomly assigned to either watch "SpongeBob," or the slower-paced PBS cartoon "Caillou" or assigned to draw pictures. ...
Study: Older pills often safer; many think new is better (09/13/11)
CHICAGO -- Many consumers mistakenly believe new prescription drugs are always safer than those with long track records, and that only extremely effective drugs without major side effects win government approval, according to a new study. A national survey of nearly 3,000 adults finds that about 4 in 10 wrongly believe the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves only "extremely effective" drugs. One in 4 mistakenly believes the FDA allows only drugs that don't have serious side effects...
Baby teeth (09/13/11)
An expectant mother needs to keep track of everything from scheduling OBGYN appointments, to attending childbirth classes, to shopping for baby gear. Many moms-to-be might try to squeeze in pedicures before they would add dentist appointments to their packed calendars. But current research suggests that dental care is extremely important in pregnancy...
Isle of Capri update (09/13/11)
It seems such a short time ago when we were negotiating our development agreement with Isle of Capri and sitting in the chambers of the Missouri Gaming Commission anxiously awaiting their decision on the 13th license for the state of Missouri. However, almost a year has passed since Isle of Capri and the city of Cape Girardeau were awarded the coveted 13th license. ...
Nell Clements (09/13/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Nell Clements, 90, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Anna, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Emerald Health Care in Port St. Lucie. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Marc Glickstein (09/13/11)
Marc Douglas Glickstein, 54, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident. Private service will be at a later date. Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements...
Missy Estes (09/13/11)
EVENING SHADE, Ark. -- Missy "Michelle" Crockett Estes, 67, of Evening Shade, formerly of Clinton, Ark., died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Batesville, Ark. She was born Dec. 11, 1943, in Corbin, Ky., daughter of James Thomas and Lillian Evelyn Smith Williams...
Births 9/13/11 (09/13/11)
Son to Jon Paul Harrell and Rachel Golden Martin of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 1:57 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Name, Jude Timothy. Weight, 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Fourth child, second son. Ms. Martin is the daughter of Sheila Martin of Jackson. Harrell is the son of Cindi and Rick Brashear of Scott City and John and Tonya Harrell of Chaffee, Mo. He is an assembly worker at Manac Trailers USA...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/13/11 (09/13/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Cape Girardeau fire report 9/13/11 (09/13/11)
...
Jackson police and fire report 9/13/11 (09/13/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday:...
Out of the past 9/13/11 (09/13/11)
The SEMO District Fair, off to a slow start early in the week, finished strongly with 28,691 packing the grounds yesterday and the promise of an even larger crowd today; at least 8,000 are expected to enjoy this evening's Tammy Wynette shows. Democrats hold a huge all-day picnic alongside Elks Lake north of Cape Girardeau for area labor union members and their families; a number of Democratic political candidates and party members are on hand to talk issues...
Soldiers' memorial (09/13/11)
Having just marked the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America, it's especially important that we continue to remember not only those killed that day but also those who have since made the ultimate sacrifice in the war on terror. Thanks to Bill and Evonne Williams of Omaha, Neb., who started Remembering Our Fallen -- a not-for-profit organization with three exhibits honoring soldiers from Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa -- many in the area will have another opportunity to do just that.. ...
Central soccer celebration (09/13/11)
As a proud member of the Central High School soccer team and current captain of the varsity squad, I am pleased to extend an invitation to all former Central soccer players and coaches to our home match against Paducah, Ky., on Saturday in our new Tiger Stadium on our campus. As part of this year's centennial celebrations, we will recognize and honor those who have participated in the great game of soccer as a Central Tiger...
Speak Out 9/13/11 (09/13/11)
MIA Pohlman, I really liked your article recently, "Being molded by clay, how beautiful." How beautiful. I really liked your imagery of the drying seasons in our lives. Keep up the good work and many blessings to you. MY wife and I graduated from Central High School back in the late '60s and our children went to Jackson schools. Now our precious grandchildren are in sports at Jackson schools. Both of us wish Central High School and its fans all the best with their new stadium...
Prayer 9/13/11 (09/13/11)
We praise you, O Lord Jesus, for through you we have victory. Amen.
Focus On Art In Ste. Geneveive September/October (09/13/11)
Ste. Genevieve's tradition as a center for visual arts comes alive in September and October, with major art shows and activities for artists and art lovers. The oldest European settlement on the west bank of the Mississippi River was home in the early 1800s to famed naturalist artist John James Audubon. ...
Local Cape business receives ESGR Patriot Award (09/13/11)
Dan Welker, of Ole Hickory Pits, was recently presented with a Patriot Award in recognition of his extraordinary support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves. The Patriot Award was created by the Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve to recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees who have answered their nation's call to duty...
11 Hummingbirds - 1 feeder (09/13/11)
Feeding Frenzy
Rodger Harp with his 53 Chevy (09/13/11)
This truck has a Tiger in it's tank!
Marching Dan (09/13/11)
Daniel Harp SR. year Cape Central Marching Tiger!
Front cover
September 2011
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

Browse full calendar