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Stories from Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Eviction of Commander from Cape airport can proceed (09/27/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- A judge gave Cape Girardeau officials the go-ahead on Monday to evict Commander Premier Aircraft Corp. from city-owned property that the bankrupt company hasn't paid rent on since 2007.
Operation Christmas Child event in Jackson welcomes visitors from Trinidad (09/27/11)
CrossRoads Fellowship Church in Jackson hosted a campaign kickoff for Operation Christmas Child with food, live music, fellowship and stories from organizational leaders from Trinidad. Operation Christmas Child, part of Samaritan's Purse International Relief, makes a yearly effort to collect and distribute shoe boxes filled with gifts, basic hygiene items and school supplies to needy children all over the world. ...
Fuel and other bands to perform at Arena Building in Cape (09/27/11)
Fans of modern rock will see something shimmer back when Fuel and original frontman Brett Scallions play the Arena Building in Cape Girardeau. For the first time since 2004, Brett Scallions returns to Fuel with a new band lineup that includes Andy Andersson playing lead guitar, Brad Stewart on bass and Ken Schalk on drums. The band's Born Again Tour will stop Thursday at the Arena Building...
MERS/Goodwill program helping veterans find jobs (09/27/11)
He gave seven years of his life in service to his country, and it didn't require a job interview. Back in 1978, Ricky Moore just had to pass a physical and he was made a mechanic in the U.S. Army. Finding a civilian job in today's economy was much tougher, he said, but Moore had help from the Vet Success program through MERS/Goodwill in Missouri...
Teenager gets 7 years in prison for stealing, crashing Lt. Gov. Kinder's vehicle (09/27/11)
The Cape Girardeau man who pleaded guilty to stealing Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's car was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday. Jacob Shepard, 18, received a seven-year sentence for stealing a motor vehicle and a concurrent four-year sentence for property damage after stealing Kinder's 2009 Ford Flex and crashing it into a gun store April 25...
Cape school officials approve construction bids (09/27/11)
The Cape Girardeau School Board approved bids for parts of the high school's performing arts center and the junior high school's library addition at a special meeting Monday night. Although bids for the $6.8 million performing arts center were received in July, they were over budget. Adjustments were made to plans in general work, plumbing and HVAC systems, electrical systems and drywall to reduce costs...
Southeast Missouri backpack program needs volunteers Friday (09/27/11)
The Southeast Missouri Food Bank will pack food for its BackPacks for Friday program this Friday at the Osage Centre. BackPacks for Fridays provides 450 at-risk students in 20 Southeast Missouri schools with a backpack to take home every week filled with about 10 pounds of nonperishable food items...
Oran junior one of 12 finalists in tractor restoration competition (09/27/11)
ORAN, Mo. -- Oran High School junior Alex Schlitt has been named one of 12 finalists in a national tractor restoration competition. Schlitt spent months restoring a 1946 Farmall tractor for the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition. The competition recognizes and rewards creativity, technical aptitude and business knowledge of high school Future Farmers of America members. ...
2 Caruthersville officers assaulted during response to domestic call (09/27/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- Two Caruthersville police officers are recovering after they were assaulted while responding to a family disturbance. At 8:23 p.m. Sunday the Caruthersville Police Department received a 911 call from a child reporting adults were fighting inside a residence in the 700 block of West 10th Street. The dispatcher noted an adult had hung up the phone while the child was talking, according to a news release from Caruthersville Police Chief Chris Riggs...
Man accused of 1981 Cape Girardeau rape requests change of venue (09/27/11)
A convicted rapist being tried for a 30-year-old Cape Girardeau rape has requested his trial be moved to another county. Charles Eugene O'Howell, 50, was in court Monday morning after waiving a preliminary hearing on charges that he raped a then-31-year-old Cape Girardeau woman in 1981. O'Howell was charged in July after prosecutors said DNA evidence connected him to the crime...
Lightning strike causes Sunday outage in Perry, Ste. Genevieve counties (09/27/11)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Power outages Sunday afternoon in Perry and Ste. Genevieve counties were caused by lightning striking a transmission structure in Perryville. According to a news release from Citizens Electric Corporation, more than 7,000 customers lost power shortly after noon during a period of heavy rain and lightning. Power was restored by 3 p.m...
I-55 to be reduced for a week (09/27/11)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- A section of southbound Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction beginning Oct. 5. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the section to be reduced is between Highway 32 and Route J. Crews will be performing pavement repairs...
I-57 bridge to be reduced to one lane (09/27/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The Interstate 57 bridge over the Mississippi River at Cairo will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning Monday. According to a news release from the Illinois Department of Transportation, crews will be performing a deck sealing operation. Work should be completed in about a month, weather permitting...
Public hearing at Southeast Missouri State canceled (09/27/11)
A public hearing that was scheduled for 6 p.m. today in the Heritage Room of the University Center at Southeast Missouri State University has been canceled. The subject of the hearing was the use of around $3,500 in capital funds to purchase radio equipment for campus shuttle services. Facilities management budget analyst Larry Hale said the purchase would go forward without the hearing. The hearing was canceled because there were no requests to appear made three days prior...
Missouri may keep its early presidential primary (09/27/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri appears ready to stick with its early presidential primary next year, a move that could inject more confusion into the 2012 election calendar by prompting other states to elbow to the front of the campaign line. Lawmakers are moving closer to the end of a special legislative session without rescheduling the primary now set for Feb. ...
Mo. gets $20M to train people for health-care jobs (09/27/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri has received a $20 million federal grant to help train students at community colleges and technical schools for careers in health care. Gov. Jay Nixon's administration says the effort should help about 4,600 students studying for such jobs as nurses, pharmacy technicians, medical laboratory technicians and radiology technicians...
Mo. AG plans open records training (09/27/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri attorney general's office is planning to teach law officers and municipal government workers about the state's open records law. The state agency planned to teach local officials about their responsibilities when people request records dealing with accident reports, incident reports, arrest records and investigative reports...
Jobs bill impasse in legislature could stall change of primary date (09/27/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The current impasse over the Missouri jobs bill could keep the state's Republican voters from having a say in next year's presidential primary. GOP leaders in the Senate say the upper chamber will not take up a bill to push back the date of the state's presidential primary until a deal has been reached with the House over the economic development and tax credit reform bill at the center of the current special session...
KC using hidden cameras to catch illegal dumpers (09/27/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- People who think they can get away with dumping their trash in Kansas City might want to be aware that they could be starring in a video that will provide evidence to help prosecutors convict them of a crime, city officials said...
Congress averts partial shutdown; disaster aid dispute surmounted (09/27/11)
WASHINGTON -- Ending weeks of political brinkmanship, Congress finessed a dispute over disaster aid Monday night and advanced legislation to avoid a partial government shutdown only days away. The agreement ensured there would be no interruption in assistance to areas battered by disasters such as Hurricane Irene and last spring's tornado in Joplin, Mo., and also that the government would be able to run normally when the new budget year begins Saturday...
Government won't seek appeal in Atlanta on health care ruling (09/27/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has decided not to ask a federal appeals court in Atlanta for further review of a ruling striking down the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul. The administration's decision makes it more likely that the U.S. Supreme Court would hear a case on the health care overhaul in the court's term starting next month, and render its verdict on the law in the midst of the 2012 presidential election campaign...
Obama defends push to tax the rich (09/27/11)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Inviting questions, President Barack Obama got one he was happy to answer. "Would you please raise my taxes?" one man asked the president at a town hall here Monday, hosted by the social networking company LinkedIn. The questioner described himself as unemployed by choice after succeeding at a search-engine startup company that did "quite well" -- he was later identified as former Google executive Doug Edwards -- and said he wants the nation to spend more on education, infrastructure and job training. ...
Post office taking suggestions for stamps featuring living people (09/27/11)
WASHINGTON -- Hoping to boost sagging revenue, the U.S. Postal Service on Monday abandoned its long-standing rule that stamps cannot feature people who are still alive and is asking the public for suggestions. It's a first that means living sports stars, writers, artists and other prominent -- or not-so-prominent -- people could take their places in postal history next to the likes of George Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. and Marilyn Monroe...
Stocks jumps on hopes of fix for European debt (09/27/11)
NEW YORK -- Stocks had their biggest gains in more than two weeks Monday after European officials vowed to take action to resolve the region's debt problems. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 272 points, making up about a third of last week's losses...
Oil production in Libya resumes (09/27/11)
ROME -- Italian and French energy companies have resumed partial oil production in Libya after months of civil war. Officials of Libya's transitional government are still awaiting U.N. action to unfreeze billions of dollars in assets. They say the funds unfrozen so far aren't enough to significantly rebuild Libya's health, education and other institutions after 42 years of languishing under Moammar Gadhafi's regime...
Typhoon strikes Philippines; 1 dead (09/27/11)
MANILA, Philippines -- A powerful typhoon slammed ashore the northern Philippines today local time, unleashing floods, cutting power and halting work in the capital, Manila. Authorities ordered more than 100,000 people to shelter from rains and wind gusts of up to 106 miles per hour...
Libya abolishes state security courts (09/27/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- Libya's transitional justice minister said Monday that he has approved a measure to abolish the country's state security prosecution and courts, which sentenced opponents of the old regime to prison. At a news conference in Tripoli, Mohammed al-Alagi, part of Libya's new leadership after the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi, said he has signed a document to disband the bodies. The step still needs approval by the National Transitional Council that now runs the country...
WHO: Iran, South Asia worst for city air pollution, U.S., Canada best (09/27/11)
GENEVA -- Cities in Iran, India, Pakistan and the capital of Mongolia rank among the worst on the planet for air pollution, while those in the U.S. and Canada are among the best, according to the first global survey released Monday by the World Health Organization...
U.N. to form committee to consider Palestine request for membership (09/27/11)
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council will meet Wednesday to start the process of formally considering the Palestinian request for membership in the world body, the council president said Monday. Lebanese ambassador Nawaf Salam, who holds this month's rotating presidency, made a brief appearance before reporters Monday and issued a statement in English and Arabic. ...
Notre Dame softball team claws past Kelly (09/27/11)
The Notre Dame softball team jumped ahead early and held on for an 11-6 victory over Kelly.
High school roundup: Scott City sweeps host Leopold in volleyball (09/27/11)
All the scores from Monday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team rides Crabtree past Murray State (09/27/11)
The Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team had to wait an extra day to play at Ohio Valley Conference rival Murray State. It was worth the wait for the Redhawks, who recorded a 3-0 victory Monday. The contest was postponed Sunday due to lightning...
Close OVC games likely the norm for Southeast Missouri State football team (09/27/11)
If Southeast Missouri State's Ohio Valley Conference opener is any indication, the Redhawks are in for another season during which their league games go to the wire. The 2010 Redhawks were able to pull out most of those narrow contests, which led to their record-setting season that produced the program's first OVC title and playoff berth on any level...
Cardinals squander chance to pull even (09/27/11)
HOUSTON -- St. Louis missed out on a chance to join Atlanta atop the wild-card standings when Brian Bogusevic scored on Angel Sanchez's bunt in the 10th inning Monday night, giving the Houston Astros a 5-4 victory over the Cardinals. The slumping Braves lost to Philadelphia, but the Cardinals weren't able to take advantage of the opening...
Challenging early schedule leaves Rams in tough spot (09/27/11)
ST. LOUIS -- This was supposed to be the year the St. Louis Rams emerged as a legitimate playoff contender. Not only are they winless, they've been pushovers. Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said the crosstown Cardinals' late-season charge for the NL wild card could serve as inspiration for a team that he believes has not lost faith...
Chef Rocco DiSpirito puts a healthy twist on pizza pockets (09/27/11)
Kids today are eating themselves into an early grave. So many children are not just overweight, but obese. And everyone from parents, schools and food producers to the government has had a role in this. That's the bad news. The good news is that they also all can have a role in reversing it...
Study: Potency after prostate cancer varies (09/27/11)
CHICAGO -- A new study addresses one of the most worrying questions faced by men with prostate cancer: What are my chances of losing sexual function after treatment? The answers vary greatly by age, sexual potency before treatment, PSA levels and whether a man has surgery, standard radiation or radioactive seeds, the study found...
Netflix snatches DreamWorks Animation rights from HBO (09/27/11)
SAN FRANCISCO -- After a deluge of disillusioning news, Netflix unveiled a coming attraction that its subscribers might like: the Internet video rights to films and television specials from DreamWorks Animation. The multiyear deal announced Monday will give Netflix Inc.'s streaming service the exclusive rights to show the latest content from DreamWorks, the studio behind a list of popular franchises that includes "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar." But the rights don't kick in until 2013. ...
Tramon King (09/27/11)
Tramon Lamor King, infant son of Lameeka Waters and Antoine King of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. There is no service. Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Betty Scott (09/27/11)
Betty Jane Scott, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at her home. The service will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 50 Crestwood Executive Center #401, St. Louis, MO 63126, or Shriners Hospital for Children, 2001 Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/27/11 (09/27/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following item. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Jackson police and fire report 0/27/11 (09/27/11)
The Jackson Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Firefighters responded to the following call Friday:...
Out of the past 9/27/11 (09/27/11)
Local industries have an opportunity to show off their products and people during the second annual Industrial Fair held at West Park Mall; the event, with 22 exhibitors, is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Plans have been finalized for the opening of a new nightclub here next month; Graffiti's, located in the old roller rink building at 610 S. Kingshighway, will hold its grand opening Oct. 9; William and Betty Kuss are owners, along with Jim and Rita Kuss...
Updates and ways to get involved in Scott City (09/27/11)
I have been asked by several people lately what they can do to help in our community. Right now the school is looking for projects the students can do. Projects are easy to find and plentiful. If anyone has a project available, please let us know. What would really help our community would be for our citizens to get involved. Join the Kiwanis, Women's Club, Historic Preservation Committee and Chamber of Commerce or start a Jaycee chapter. Most of these organizations need new members...
Preserving history (09/27/11)
Do you own a piece of Civil War history connected to Southeast Missouri or Southern Illinois? If so, officials at Southeast Missouri State University's Kent Library would like to speak with you as part of a survey of original materials from that period...
WSJ wrong on Missouri Plan (09/27/11)
Your reprint of The Wall Street Journal's editorial "Missouri compromised" compels me to write. The Journal is simply wrong on facts and on practical effect. The Journal states that Missourians are unhappy with the selection of judges based on merit, a system often called the Missouri Plan. This is untrue...
Speak Out 9/27/11 (09/27/11)
I'D like to thank the paper carriers and the ones who double wrap the paper in plastic when the weather is bad. I've never seen anyone call this in before. I think it's time someone extended a thank you for this service. Indian mascot AS a lifelong Jackson native, I don't agree with any comments about changing the mascot. ...
Prayer 9/27/11 (09/27/11)
O God, may parents heed your word and train their children in the way they should go. Amen.
Snails, Leeches and Larvae, Oh My! (09/27/11)
Mosquito larvae, snails, and leeches were special guests at the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Nature Center at Night event Thursday. This time, the event centered on pond exploration at the Cape Girardeau based Nature Center. Nature Center at Night is a once a month series of programs that make the Nature Center available to working families after the center's normal operating hours. MDC Naturalist Angela Pierce expressed the importance of this extra availability...
Local Singers invited to join Heartland Pops tour. (09/27/11)
Local singers (and non-singers) are being extended an invitation to join the Heartland Pops Chorus on a tour of Washington D.C. June 4-7. In addition to touring, the Chorus will also perform at several venues. Persons interested need to call Jerry Ganiel ASAP at 579-6127 or contact them through their website at heartlandpops.com to request a powerpoint presentation and more information. ...
Schaefer house Halloween 2011 (09/27/11)
Watch out, he will be watching!
Schaefer house Halloween 2011 (09/27/11)
Every year we decorate with a different theme. This year we decided to make a huge pumpkin filled w/ goblins and bats. We hope everyone enjoys. Happy Halloween!
Schaefer house Halloween 2011 (09/27/11)
The glow of night!
One Sweet Potato Plant (09/27/11)
Large sweet potatoes from our garden.
Sunrise over Advance (09/27/11)
From our deck we enjoy the early mornings, as today, when the sun came up.
Cape County 4-H Members in State Shooting Sports (09/27/11)
Left to right in photo: Emily Todt, Dale Todt, Shooting Sports Project Leader, and Gary Schweer. These Cape Girardeau County 4-H members participated in the Missouri State Shooting Sports Competition September 17, 2011 near Columbia, Missouri. Emily Todt won a White ribbon for her participation in Senior's Skeet Competition. In Senior Muzzle Loading Competition Gary Schweer won a Red ribbon...
Helmcken Falls (09/27/11)
Helmcken Falls is one of several falls in the Wells Gray Provincial Park in Nova Scotia, Canada.
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