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Stories from Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Southeast enrollment up for 11th consecutive year (09/21/11)
The gang's all here -- the gang of more than 11,500 Southeast Missouri State University students, that is. Four-week numbers released Tuesday have set an enrollment record again this fall, continuing a trend of growth year after year at the university. Since 2001, the university has added about 2,100 members to its total population of undergraduate and graduate students...
Journalist Lisa Ling says travels changed her perspective (09/21/11)
Journalist Lisa Ling kicked off the Southeast Missouri State University speaker series Tuesday night at the Show Me Center. Ling started her career at age 18 as a correspondent for Channel One news covering the civil war in Afghanistan. "We landed in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, and were immediately surrounded by little boys with weapons bigger than they were," Ling said. "I was in shock that no one knew their age, but everyone knew that they could handle heavy weaponry."...
Demolition of old Jefferson School to take longer than anticipated (09/21/11)
Tearing down Cape Girardeau's last segregated black schoolhouse won't happen as quickly as expected, a process slowed by an environmental assessment requirement to make sure the 107-year-old building is free of asbestos. A representative of the building's owners previously said old Jefferson School, which served as a black school for two years before desegregation, was to be razed last week...
New city administrator hired at Chaffee (09/21/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Chaffee has a new city administrator. Lee Horton, 49, of Chaffee, has been hired by the Chaffee City Council, and moved into his city hall office on Sept. 6. "I am excited to work directly with the mayor and city council on projects coming up for the city. One of these is a water improvement project. I can't wait to see this completed since it is something Chaffee has needed for some time," he said...
Programs combat poverty's effects on student learning (09/21/11)
Since Rhonda Dunham became principal of Franklin Elementary School 11 years ago, things have changed. She now sees students' families living together to save money. She also contacts community agencies that can help parents looking for assistance paying rent and utilities. Every Friday, 42 of her students head for home with 10 pounds of food in their backpacks. Occasionally, she drives a sick child home because they have no other way...
Event to celebrate success of recovering addicts (09/21/11)
WAPPAPELLO LAKE, Mo. -- The fourth annual Recovery Fest will celebrate the successes of those who have found a path that works for them in overcoming drug and alcohol addiction, but also provide information on resources for those who are still struggling toward that goal...
Cape man accused of stealing, torching Lt. Gov. Kinder's vehicle pleads guilty (09/21/11)
A Cape Girardeau man accused of stealing and torching Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's car pleaded guilty last month and will learn his fate next week. Jacob Shepard, 18, pleaded guilty Aug. 29 to stealing a motor vehicle and first-degree property damage. He will be sentenced Monday and faces up to seven years in prison for the stealing charge and up to four years for the property damage, according to a Missouri statute...
Obese employees costing companies (09/21/11)
Obese workers are proving to be costly to companies, both in terms of increased health care expenses and lost productivity, according to Dr. Philip E. Tippen, medical director at Saint Francis Medical Center's The Healthy Weigh program. Tippen was one of several speakers featured Tuesday at Saint Francis' fourth annual Business Health Summit, which also included discussions on workers' compensation and OSHA regulations...
UAW says tentative General Motors deal creates or keeps 6,400 jobs (09/21/11)
DETROIT -- In exchange for an agreement to create 5,100 union jobs in the U.S., General Motors will hire thousands of less expensive employees and try to replace some longtime workers. The offer is part of a tentative new contract between the automaker and United Auto Workers that union leaders recommended to their membership Tuesday. Now, nearly 50,000 workers at GM must vote to accept or reject the four-year contract...
IMF lowers outlook for U.S. economy to 1.5 percent for 2011 (09/21/11)
WASHINGTON -- The world economy has entered a "dangerous new phase," according to the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund. As a result, the international lending organization has sharply downgraded its economic outlook for the United States and Europe through the end of next year...
NASA tries to predict where six-ton satellite will fall this week (09/21/11)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA scientists are doing their best to tell us where a plummeting six-ton satellite will fall later this week. It's just that if they're off a little bit, it could mean the difference between hitting Florida or landing on New York. Or, say, Iran or India...
End to U.S. ban on gay service seen as milestone (09/21/11)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military passed a historic milestone Tuesday with the repeal of the ban on gays serving openly in uniform, ending a prohibition that President Barack Obama said had forced gay and lesbian service members to "lie about who they are."...
Number of U.S. troops in Iraq will drop sharply, says Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman (09/21/11)
WASHINGTON -- The number of American troops in Iraq will fall to roughly 40,000 by the end of this month as the U.S. winds down the war, U.S. military officials said Tuesday. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, initially said force levels would drop to 30,000 over that time frame, but later Tuesday his spokesman corrected the number...
Suicide bomber kills a former Afghan president seeking peace (09/21/11)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide attacker with a bomb in his turban posed as a Taliban peace envoy and assassinated a former Afghan president who for the past year headed a government council seeking a political settlement with the insurgents. Tuesday's attack, carried out in former president Burhanuddin Rabbani's Kabul home, dealt a harsh blow to attempts at ending a decade of war. ...
Notre Dame softball team's hot start burns Central (09/21/11)
The Notre Dame softball team scored six runs in the first inning on its way to an 11-3 victory over Central.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Tim Schumer (09/21/11)
The St. Vincent football team is riding a two-game winning streak, and senior quarterback Tim Schumer is a part of the Indians' success. Schumer has returned from a leg injury suffered during Week 3 last season to direct the Indians' offense. He passed for 313 yards and three touchdowns in St. Vincent's 28-20 victory over Herculaneum on Friday...
High school roundup: Perryville's Hotop throws no-hitter vs. crosstown rival St. Vincent in softball action (09/21/11)
All the scores from Tuesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State volleyball team dumps Murray State in Redhawks' home opener (09/21/11)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team gave coach Julie Folliard a win in her first home appearance. The Redhawks rendered bittersweet the homecoming of two former local high school standouts in the process. Southeast won a five-game thriller against Ohio Valley Conference rival Murray State 22-25, 25-15, 29-27, 15-25, 15-11 on Tuesday night...
Cardinals rally past Mets (09/21/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Pinch-hitter Ryan Theriot hit a a go-ahead double with the bases loaded in the seventh inning to help the St. Louis Cardinals rally to beat the New York Mets 11-6 on Tuesday night. The Cardinals' 11th win in 13 games kept them 2 1/2 behind Atlanta in the wild card chase...
Josey well-rested after big game for Missouri football team (09/21/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Henry Josey watched the second half of last week's rout over Western Illinois from the sideline, costing him a shot at Missouri's single-game rushing record. The sophomore tailback happily settled for 263 yards on only 14 carries Saturday night. And he's got fresh legs for top-ranked Oklahoma...
Recipe Swap: Internet changes means of trading recipes (09/21/11)
Hardly a day goes by that someone does not give me a recipe. Quite often friends give them to me at the senior center, I get some by mail, but mostly by email. The Internet and email sure have changed the way we trade recipes and communicate. Today's recipes are a few I received recently from friends and recipe buddies...
Recycling can be a way to craft things of beauty (09/21/11)
Trash talk has helped Matthew Levesque fashion an inventive career in garden design. He holds "creative reuse" workshops, and his "yardscaping" creations made from locally available items have become austerity-chic collectibles. "I'm trying to get people thinking about alternative sources for their materials," said Levesque, author of "The Revolutionary Yardscape" (Timber Press, 2010). "Lots of landscape people are beginning to pay attention."...
SEMO District Fair winners (09/21/11)
4-H meat goats Market wether Grand champion: Isaac Scheper, Progressive 4-H; reserve champion: Katie Morris, County Line 4-H. Buck Grand champion: Olivia Brown, Progressive 4-H; reserve champion: Kaitlyn Keller, Progressive 4-H. Doe...
HBO documentary shines light on TV's Latino stars (09/21/11)
MIAMI -- Let's see, leading Hispanic actors on mainstream TV: There's Sofia Vergara's wacky, chess-playing trophy wife on "Modern Family"; the conniving Eva Longoria of "Desperate Housewives"; and supporting actors such as Adam Rodriguez who plays a fingerprint and underwater recovery expert on "CSI Miami."...
Glen Harper (09/21/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Glen Harper, 69, of Benton died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Irene Beck (09/21/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Irene E. Beck, 76, of Perryville died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at her home. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 6:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Donnie Dinger officiating. Burial will be in Home Cemetery...
Joseph Prost (09/21/11)
Joseph R. Prost, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Donny Ford, John Hodges and Ernie Eudy officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park...
Mary Crader (09/21/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Mary Jane Crader, 84, of Marble Hill went to be with her heavenly Father on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. She was born May 25, 1927, in Marble Hill, to John and Mae Filer Kinder. She and J. Roy Crader were married June 18, 1948, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death July 14, 1999...
Leo Bohnert (09/21/11)
Leo J. Bohnert, 68, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Oct. 13, 1942, in Biehle, Mo., to Otto and Corine Berkbigler Bohnert. He and Geraldine Leible were married Sept. 29, 1962, at Apple Creek, Mo...
Emil Benkowich Jr. (09/21/11)
Emil A. "Sonny" Benkowich Jr., 72, of Jackson died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 25, 1939, in St. Louis, to Emil and Florence Hirschfield Benkowich Sr. He married Patricia Rose Hennkins. She preceded him in death in 1997...
Bruce Yamnitz (09/21/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Bruce O. Yamnitz, 65, of Perryville died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 18, 1946, in Peoria, Ill., son of Vernard E. and Grace Jo Long Yamnitz. Mr. Yamnitz was retired from Chrysler, and farmed in both livestock and agriculture. He was a member of Riverhills Antique Tractor Club and United Auto Workers Union...
Harvey Hayden (09/21/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Harvey H. Hayden, 76, of Perryville died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at his home. He was born May 9, 1935, in McBride, Mo., son of Joseph and Emma Otto Hayden. He and Joan E. Esselman were married July 27, 1957. She preceded him in death March 27, 2010...
Cape Girardeau fire report 9/21/11 (09/21/11)
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to the following calls Monday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/21/11 (09/21/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson fire and police report 9/21/11 (09/21/11)
The Jackson Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Firefighters responded to the following call Monday:...
Out of the past 9/21/11 (09/21/11)
The annual vesper service of the Apple Creek Presbyterian Memorial Association is held in the evening at Old Apple Creek Church near Pocahontas, Mo.; guest speaker is the Rev. Jim Dace. The second phase of "Ragsdale's on the River" is open at 132 N. Main St.; the sizable structure, formerly the Buckner-Ragsdale Store, now houses a 199-seat restaurant; a pub area on the Water Street side opened in May...
A divisive message in a political environment (09/21/11)
Given the current state of this great nation, I am beginning to wonder how anyone in their right mind could vote to re-elect this president. I can understand perhaps why some would vote for his re-election because they believe the current crop of GOP candidates would be no better...
Fair recap (09/21/11)
The rides have been dismantled. The food and novelty vendors are gone. And a 120-person crew has been cleaning up the fairgrounds and livestock barns this week and getting ready to repair the grounds. Yes, the SEMO District Fair has come to a close, and despite the rain, this year's event was once again a success...
The shovel-ready presidency (09/21/11)
The American people can now say we've inherited the worst presidency since the Great Depression. Recently in North Carolina, Obama's plea for support was actually pathetic. "If you love me, you've got to help me pass this bill." Even leading Democratic Senators such as Bob Casey, Mary Landrieu, and Joe Manchin have rejected Obama's "jobs bill." (1)...
Speak Out 9/21/11 (09/21/11)
YOU know what I looked at recently when buying things? Everything is made in China, Taiwan and Japan. Why? People, why are we doing this to our economy? And we wonder why we're broke. I'M sorry, but sometimes I can't believe the mindset of the people in this area on bicycling. ...
Prayer 9/21/11 (09/21/11)
O Lord Jesus, we praise you and are comforted that nothing is impossible through you. Amen.
Ride of the Week submission (09/21/11)
Make and model: 1971 M151A2, Military MUTT Owner(s): Thomas M. Meyer Owner's hometown: Cape Girardeau Special features: Restored 1971 M151A2 Uncut MUTT with Seabee logo ( Military Utility Tactical Truck ) When these were ordered cut in half, this one saved. Vietnam Era, with R524 radio, all original , only 1200 miles...
Ride of the Week: 1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda (09/21/11)
Original numbers matching 'Cuda. Built 4-13-70. Sold new in March 1971 in Pocahontas,Ark. Car has been fully restored...
Relive Ste. Genevieve County's Rural Heritage (09/21/11)
Ste. Genevieve's rich agricultural heritage is the focus of the Rural Heritage Day celebration on October 22, and organizers hope it will be a reminder of a simpler, if harder, way of life. "I think people will be amazed to see how much time and effort it took to accomplish some of the things we now take for granted and find easy," says Luann Miller. ...
JHS Class of 1945 reunion (09/21/11)
The Jackson High School class of 1945 held its 66th reunion on Sept. 10 at Delmonico's in Jackson. There were 33 in attendance. The arrangement committee was Betty Meier, Aletha Brown and Marie Claye. Harlan Siebert served as master of ceremonies. A memorial service was conducted by Brown in memory of deceased members...
The "Perfect Web" (09/21/11)
I discovered this spider web @ app. 6am this morning. I sit out in my gazebo every morning and drink coffee, but this morning I found "the Perfect Web". It measures 2 ft.wide X 4 ft. long. Never saw the spider that made it, thank goodness !
Bow River (09/21/11)
This is a photo of the Bow River south of Banff National Park in Alberta province, Canada
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