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Stories from Friday, September 23, 2011

Parties and parking: Enforcement strong for new ordinances aimed at college students (09/23/11)
Southeast Missouri State University students used to snatch up parking spaces on this short stretch of street that leads to campus. On Thursday morning, however, only a dark-colored Miata was parked on the otherwise empty Normal Avenue. And it was about to get a ticket...
Date set for Clay Waller's federal trial (09/23/11)
Clay Waller will go to trial on federal charges of making an Internet threat next month after waiving his right to a pretrial motions hearing.
Morehouse to celebrate flood recovery Saturday (09/23/11)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- After five months of cleaning up debris and rebuilding their homes, Morehouse residents may be ready for a night off from work and worries. A flood recovery celebration is planned for Saturday at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Morehouse...
Commission approves Strack quarry near Saxony Lutheran, expansion near Dalhousie (09/23/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Strack Excavating received state approval Thursday to expand its limestone quarry near Dalhousie subdivision and construct a new 76-acre mine near Saxony Lutheran High School.
AT&T expands broadband coverage in Bollinger County (09/23/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Broadband Internet access is now available in Marble Hill and Bollinger County after an expansion of AT&T's service area. The development was announced at a recent Bollinger County Chamber of Commerce meeting attended by AT&T personnel and Republican state Rep. Shelley Keeney...
Stars and Stripes association members celebrate newspaper's 150th anniversary (09/23/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Stripers are gathering in Southeast Missouri for a sesquicentennial celebration. The Stars and Stripes Association, which is made up of current and former employees of the Stars and Stripes, the U.S. military's newspaper, began arriving in Sikeston Thursday for their annual reunion, according to R. Sue Mayo, librarian at the Stars and Stripes Museum/Library in Bloomfield...
Safe House for Women applies for $50,000 grant (09/23/11)
The Safe House for Women, a not-for-profit, 24-hour shelter for victims of domestic abuse, recently applied for a grant from the federal government that would help pay the shelter's utilities and maintenance. The Cape Girardeau shelter applied for $50,000 from the U.S. ...
Three Rivers College gets $2 million federal grant (09/23/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three Rivers College will receive nearly $2 million in the next five years to improve student success as one of 34 schools across the nation newly approved for a federal grant program. The Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) from the U.S. Department of Education is designed to transform developing colleges, Three Rivers President Devin Stephenson said following the announcement Tuesday...
Scott County seeks to replace two wooden deck bridges (09/23/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County commissioners are taking steps toward replacing two wooden county bridges. Commissioners said during their regular meeting Tuesday that 11 companies responded to the county's request for qualifications for engineering services on two Off-System Bridge Replacement Program projects...
U.S. 61 in Scott County reduced for pavement repairs (09/23/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- North and southbound U.S. 61 from Route HH to Highway 77 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction while the Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. Weather permitting, work will begin Monday and continue through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Receding Missouri River reveals badly damaged land (09/23/11)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- As the Missouri River slowly recedes, farmers seeing their fields for the first time since June are encountering sand dunes, strange debris and deep gouges the floodwaters carved into their once-fertile land. The soil quality has also been diminished because the floodwaters killed off many of the microbes that help crops grow and compacted the soil...
Mo. House panel declines to vote on business bill (09/23/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Concerns appeared to multiply Thursday about an economic development bill at the center of Missouri's special legislative session, leading majority party Republicans to cancel a scheduled vote and causing many lawmakers to wonder if it was time to simply give up on negotiations and go home.
Mild earthquake hits in Carter County (09/23/11)
A mild earthquake has shaken Southeast Missouri, with no immediate reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey said on its website that the tremor struck at 6:32 p.m. Thursday, about 75 miles southwest of Cape Girardeau near the small Carter County town of Grandin. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 miles...
Mo. unsure if it will seek waiver to education law (09/23/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says it is too soon to know if Missouri will ask to be exempt from the federal No Child Left Behind Law. President Barack Obama said Friday states will be allowed to eliminate a requirement that all students show they are proficient in math and reading by 2014. States would need to meet conditions such as setting standards to prepare students for college and careers...
Education secretary visits Joplin 'mall school' (09/23/11)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Students who attend the Joplin high school known as the "mall school," because it was built in a former big-box store after a tornado left their district in ruins, told Education Secretary Arne Duncan during a Thursday visit that having the support of the school has helped them recover...
Attorney general closes investigation of canceled Joplin concert (09/23/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Attorney General has closed his investigation into a $60,000 loan from a Joplin tornado recovery fund for a concert. The concert organizers, which was to star Travis Tritt, asked the Community Foundation for Southwest Missouri for a loan for the Sept. 11 event in Joplin. The organizers said the proceeds would go to the Joplin Recovery Fund, which helps recovery from the May 22 tornado...
Crews clean wastewater spill in mid-Mo. creek (09/23/11)
BOONVILLE, Mo. -- Missouri officials say an electrical failure apparently caused the release of an estimated 400,000 gallons of wastewater into a Boonville Creek. The state Department of Natural Resources said officials in the central Missouri city discovered the spill Wednesday afternoon. The agency said it appears that an electrical system failed at a lift station, allowing the wastewater to bypass a treatment plant and flow the creek...
Group prepares for Kansas City students seeking school transfers (09/23/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A group that serves western Missouri schools is preparing for the possibility that some Kansas City students will seek to transfer as their historically troubled district loses its accreditation. A contested Missouri law requires unaccredited districts to pay for sending students to accredited schools. The Kansas City district's loss of accreditation takes effect in January...
Senate blocks House disaster aid bill (09/23/11)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democratic-led Senate blocked a House-passed bill on Friday that would provide disaster aid and keep government agencies open, escalating the parties' latest showdown over spending and highlighting the raw partisan rift that has festered all year...
Dow falls 391 points on fears about economy (09/23/11)
NEW YORK -- Investors began giving in to fears Thursday that a global recession is already underway, and stock markets shuddered around the world. Selling started in Asia, picked up speed in Europe and sent Wall Street near its worst finish of the year...
Senate Dems vow to reject clean energy program cuts (09/23/11)
With the economy sputtering, the warring factions of Congress headed toward gridlock late Thursday over the usually noncontroversial process of approving disaster aid or even keeping the government from shutting down. GOP leaders took the spending package to the House floor Thursday night for the second time in as many days, after adding $100 million in savings from a program that financed a federal loan to the now-bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra Inc...
Ill. launches Asian carp anti-hunger program (09/23/11)
CHICAGO -- Asian carp may be a plankton-gobbling nuisance threatening the Great Lakes, but Illinois officials on Thursday expressed their hope to change that perception one bite at a time. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources held a public tasting event in Chicago with a Louisiana chef to start a campaign that may lead to feeding the fish to people facing hunger...
Old satellite likely to miss North America in tumble to Earth today (09/23/11)
LOS ANGELES -- While North America appears to be off the hook, scientists are scrambling to pinpoint exactly where and when a dead NASA climate satellite will plummet back to Earth today. The 6-ton, bus-sized satellite is expected to break into more than a hundred pieces as it plunges through the atmosphere, most of it burning up...
Scientists clock particle at faster than light speed (09/23/11)
GENEVA -- One of the very pillars of physics and Einstein's theory of relativity -- that nothing can go faster than the speed of light -- was rocked Thursday by new findings from one of the world's foremost laboratories. European researchers said they clocked an oddball type of subatomic particle called a neutrino going faster than the 186,282 miles per second that has long been considered the cosmic speed limit...
Pakistan orders detention of prominent militant (09/23/11)
ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistani government placed a prominent Islamist militant under temporary house detention because of his attempts to stoke conflict between Sunni and Shiite Muslims since his release from prison two months ago, police said Thursday...
Poor Libyans hope revolution will improve basic services (09/23/11)
MAHROUQA, Libya -- The men who lined the potholed road were so overjoyed that they cheered, sang, danced and wept as Libyan fighters from the country's new leadership for the first time rolled into this impoverished hamlet deep in the southern deserts...
Pope warns Germans not to ignore religion (09/23/11)
BERLIN -- Pope Benedict XVI addressed Germany's parliament in the historic Reichstag building Thursday, warning that politicians must not sacrifice ethics for power and evoking the Nazi excesses of his homeland as a lesson in history. Amid scattered protests outside and a boycott by some lawmakers, Benedict began his first state visit to Germany in a bid to stem the tide of Catholics leaving the church while acknowledging the damage caused by the clerical sex abuse scandal...
Perryville football team hopes end of losing streak signals beginning of brighter days (09/23/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Much like the high seas, the football field can be a lonely place. The Pirates of Perryville sailed a desolate schedule for 15 consecutive weeks of football. They had not seen victory since the 2009 season, when they opened district play with a 9-6 victory against Kennett...
High school football capsules for Week 5 (09/23/11)
A look at the games involving teams from the Southeast Missourian's coverage area
Poplar Bluff fends off Central softball team's rallies (09/23/11)
The Central softball team couldn't capitalize on two late chances in a 2-1 loss at Poplar Bluff.
High school roundup: Perryville softball team clinches at least share of conference title (09/23/11)
All the scores from Thursday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State football team to face hot Tennessee Tech in opener (09/23/11)
The Southeast Missouri State football team will play at Tennessee Tech at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Jackson guard Haertling verbally commits to Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team (09/23/11)
Dru Haertling's impressive summer led to her being recruited by several Division I women's basketball programs, including Southeast Missouri State. She said it soon became clear she wanted to play for the Redhawks after first-year Southeast coach Ty Margenthaler offered her a scholarship.
University of Missouri QB Franklin to face father's alma mater (09/23/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- James Franklin's father was a standout tight end at Oklahoma before going to the NFL. Franklin lost interest in following in Willie Franklin's footsteps. The Sooners recruited him as an athlete, while Missouri wanted him to play quarterback. That sounded good to him...
Area digest 9/23/11 (09/23/11)
Kevin McNab won the City of Roses half marathon by covering the course in 1 hour, 9 minutes, 49 seconds. Debbie Kerber was the first female finisher, crossing the line in 1:34.14. Roy Leighton won the 5K in 17:30, while Joy Walters was the first female finisher (23:50)...
Cardinals collapse in ninth inning (09/23/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Tony La Russa was defiant. It was just one loss, nothing more. The St. Louis Cardinals manager insisted his playoff-hopeful team wouldn't be crushed after blowing a four-run cushion in the ninth inning and watching the New York Mets rally for an 8-6 win Thursday...
Alexander earns more playing time (09/23/11)
The former Missouri star provided an offensive spark in Monday's loss
Hummingbirds and Missy Kitty (09/23/11)
There are two hummingbird feeders at the Sullivan house: one in the center of the wall of windows in the family room, and another in front of the kitchen window. Even though there are a total of eight feeding stations on the two feeders, the hummingbirds in our neighborhood are fiercely territorial. It is a rare sight to see more than one bird feeding at a time...
SEMO starts season with dark comedy 'Into the Woods' (09/23/11)
The characters of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales must have never heard the saying "Be careful what you wish for." Audiences will see the consequences of certain wishes in the Tony Award-winning musical "Into the Woods."
Author explains his novel choices (09/23/11)
Author Kevin Brockmeier allows his imagination to wander. He examines and develops fleeting ideas to fill the pages of a novel or a chapter in a short story collection. One character in a short story works as a window washer and writes messages on the windows he cleans. Another is a mute who gives people singing parakeets.
Artful meaning (09/23/11)
Different causes inspire different actions from individuals. For Cape Girardeau artist Roger Sanford, children, hunger and military service catch his attention. Sanford, who grew up in a large family and spent some time in the Army, identifies with each of these issues...
Best bet: Fuel (09/23/11)
Fans of the rock band Fuel will have the opportunity to see them in Cape Girardeau this week. The band debuted on the music scene in 1998 and rose to fame with hits like "Hemorrhage (In my Hands)," "Shimmer" and "Innocent." The band later faced turmoil when the lead singer Brett Scallions and drummer Kevin Miller left. ...
Brad Pitt plays the game in ‘Moneyball' (09/23/11)
Baseball is a game of numbers, but for years that's not the way the people who ran the game treated it before Billy Beane came along. Beane, the rebel general manager of the Oakland A's, is depicted in the intelligently energetic drama "Moneyball" as a roguish hero who broke the unwritten rules of baseball. We know he's a roguish hero because he's played by Brad Pitt, his shoulder-length locks falling back casually as he unloads that shy smile with the deceptive power of a Rich Harden curveball...
ARTifacts 9/23/11 (09/23/11)
MALDEN, Mo. -- The 81st annual Missouri/Mid South Gospel Singing Convention will be held today and tomorrow at the Malden Community Center in Malden. The event will begin each evening at 5:30 and will feature more than 25 gospel artists from several states and some direct from the Branson, Mo., stage. ...
Mary Russell (09/23/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mary Alice Russell, 95, of Anna died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at her home near Anna. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Paul Sadler and Doug Bridgeman officiating. Burial will be in Anna City Cemetery...
J.W. Groseclose (09/23/11)
Chaffee, Mo. -- John William Groseclose, 90, of Chaffee passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 10, 1921, in Randles, son to the late John Alvin and Eunice Scamahorn Groseclose. He and Georgia L. Puckett were married Nov. 6, 1949, and she preceded him in death Nov. 14, 1984. He married Ann Heeb on Jan. 1, 1987, and she died Dec. 16, 2002...
Ernest Slinkard (09/23/11)
Ernest Slinkard, 80, of Oak Ridge died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Lela Francis (09/23/11)
Lela Marie "Ree Ree" Francis, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Aug. 12, 1922, in Illmo, to Harl and Lela Ann Davis Gammon. She and Joseph A. Francis were married July 29, 1940, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death Dec. 31, 2003. They had been married 63 years...
Robert Brandel Sr. (09/23/11)
Robert L. Brandel Sr., 82, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of St. Louis, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Dec. 9, 1928, in Hutchinson, Kan., son of William A. and Sadie Bruckerhoff Brandel. He and Carol Emmendorfer were married in August 1952. She preceded him in death Aug. 26, 2001...
Harold Jenkins (09/23/11)
Harold Leo Jenkins, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Feb. 20, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, to Fred and Annie Jenkins. He was married to the late Allene Wilson. Jenkins was a corporal in the U.S. Army...
Births 9/23/11 (09/23/11)
Son to Mac E. and Erica J. Armbruster of Oak Ridge, Southeast Hospital, 1:56 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. Name, Logan Christopher. Weight, 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Armbruster is the former Erica Welch, daughter of Eric and Teresa Welch of Jackson. She is a credit manager at Heights Finance Corp. Armbruster is the son of Lana and John Goodin of Charleston, Mo., and John and Sheila Armbruster of Sikeston, Mo. He is a service manager with H&R Alarms...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/23/11 (09/23/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Jackson police and fire reports 9/23/11 (09/23/11)
The Jackson Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Burglary Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 9/23/11 (09/23/11)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission has established the general revenue tax rate at zero for the fifth consecutive year, forgiving about $150,000 in taxes it could collect from 1986 tax bills. CHAFFEE, Mo. -- After several delays, repair work on the Highway 77 railroad overpass between Chaffee and Blomeyer, Mo., is underway; a slurry mix is being pumped into the earthen overpass, where it will hold the soil together to prevent additional earth slides...
Student meals (09/23/11)
The Southeast Missourian reported last week sobering statistics that show more students in area schools are qualifying for free or reduced-priced lunches via the National School Lunch Program. The students served free come from families with an annual income at or below 130 percent of the poverty level, while those qualifying for reduced-price lunches are from families with an income between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty level, which is between $29,055 and $41,348 for a family of four.. ...
Central softball event (09/23/11)
The Central Tiger softball team would like to extend an invitation for everyone to attend our Pink Out game Oct. 1. We are trying to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer. Donations are welcomed, and the money raised stays in Cape Girardeau County to help those that we know and love affected by the disease...
Insurance bias against smokers (09/23/11)
It's finally happened. I've often wondered how soon it would come. The insurance companies, Big Business and the government are on a march to control every facet of our lives. I see no way to combat it or even slow it down. I was informed today that my health insurance was going to go up in price solely due to the fact that I smoke cigarettes. ...
Speak Out 9/23/11 (09/23/11)
WHEN we buried a family member on the Friday before Labor Day, as the hearse passed the practice field at Central Junior High School where the football team was practicing, when the team spotted the hearse they all took their helmets off and most of them knelt as a sign of respect for our loved one. ...
Prayer 9/23/11 (09/23/11)
O Lord God, may we treat others how we would want to be treated. Amen.
SoutheastHEALTH Auxiliary Honors Volunteers (09/23/11)
The SoutheastHEALTH Auxiliary honored the contributions of two of its volunteers at the Auxiliary Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Drury Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Nancy Bray of Cape Girardeau received the Margaret Foster Roberts Spirit Award and Barbara Campbell of Cape Girardeau received the Ilena Aslin Award. Nearly 200 Auxiliary members attended the annual dinner...
Wednesday, September 14th (09/23/11)
Rain drops on the car window.
Friday, September 23rd (09/23/11)
A cool cloudy evening in Cape Girardeau.
The beginning of Lake Louise (09/23/11)
This is the upper end of Lake Louise where the water from the Victoria Glacier enters the lake, bringing the silt that cause the colors.
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