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Stories from Thursday, September 29, 2011

Schedule: Bollinger County Fair kicks off today (09/29/11)
The Bollinger County Fair begins this week at the Marble Hill Ball Park, and several events are planned. An incorrect schedule was published in the Banner-Press on Wednesday. This is the correct schedule. All events held at Marble Hill Ball Park unless otherwise stated...
Charleston shooting under investigation (09/29/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The investigation is continuing today into a shooting. At about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, the Charleston Police Department received a call reporting a person was shot, according to Robert E. Hearnes, director of the Charleston Department of Public Safety...
More customers, vendors at area farmers markets this year (09/29/11)
Increasingly health-conscious consumers are flocking to farmers markets looking for fresher produce they can feel good about buying. Organizers of farmers markets in Cape Girardeau and Jackson say they've seen increases this year in both the number of vendors and the number of customers...
Corps gets closer to finishing temporary fix at Birds Point levee (09/29/11)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to wrap up interim repairs early next month on one of three spots in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway levee that it blasted in May. The other breaches -- made in a controversial move to alleviate massive spring flooding -- are expected to be finished by Nov. 30, corps officials said Wednesday...
Area colleges receive grants to expand health care education (09/29/11)
The U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday that a consortium of the state's 12 community colleges and Linn State Technical College will be awarded close to $20 million in federal grants to create opportunities for access to health care education to about 4,600 people statewide...
Martial arts students to compete in Cape on Saturday (09/29/11)
Martial arts students and masters will test their skills Saturday in a tournament in Cape Girardeau. The American Martial Arts Sports and Education Association and Moo Sul Kwan will sponsor the Lee H. Park Ways of Honor Martial Arts Championship at the Arena Building...
Groundbreaking for Poplar Bluff hospital to be held next week (09/29/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center announced Wednesday the official groundbreaking ceremony for the $173 million hospital to be located at the Eight Points Development site in Poplar Bluff will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 6. "This is truly an exciting time for PBRMC, the community of Poplar Bluff and the entire region we serve," said Greg Carda, chief executive officer of Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center...
Trial date set for Scott County man accused of child porn possession (09/29/11)
BENTON, Mo, -- An Oran man arrested on charges of downloading child pornography to his computer after a two month long multiagency investigation will stand trial in February. Andrew Stroud, 22, was charged in April with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. An investigation completed by Scott County, the Poplar Bluff Police Department and the Southeast Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force alleges Stroud downloaded videos containing child pornography...
Former sheriff waives hearing on federal gun charges (09/29/11)
Former Carter County Sheriff Tommy Adams will go to trial on federal charges he illegally possessed and sold firearms after waiving his right to a pretrial motions hearing Tuesday. Adams, who faces three counts of possession of stolen firearms, one count of sale of a stolen firearm and one count of being an unlawful user of controlled substances in possession of firearms, appeared Tuesday morning before U.S. ...
Vacant barn burns in Cape Girardeau (09/29/11)
A vacant Cape Girardeau barn burned to the ground Wednesday morning. Firefighters responded to a call around 2:30 a.m. to the barn, which is near Westminster Presbyterian Church off Perryville Road. When firefighters arrived, the fire was fully involved, Cape Girardeau fire chief Rick Ennis said. ...
Highway 74 reduced for bridge repairs (09/29/11)
East- and westbound Highway 74 in Cape Girardeau will be reduced to one lane Tuesday and Wednesday, allowing Missouri Department of Transportation crews to perform routine maintenance on a bridge spanning Interstate 55. The bridge is between Siemers Drive and Mount Auburn Road. ...
In federal court: Cape man pleads guilty to weapons charge (09/29/11)
pleaded guilty Residence: Cape Girardeau Charges: Being a previous felon in possession of a firearm. Summary: On May 15, reports of gunshots sent Cape Girardeau Police officers to O'Neal's apartment at 136 S. Lorimier St. Upon talking to witnesses in the area, officers arrested O'Neal and searched his home where they found a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun on a sofa and shotgun shell casings around the apartment. ...
Portion of Themis Street in Cape to close for sewer main work (09/29/11)
The 1500 block of Themis Street will close starting Monday for up to two weeks, according to a news release from the city of Cape Girardeau. Crews will be replacing an old sewer main in the area, the release said. The release cautions that the closure will cause an "unfortunate inconvenience" for residents and Franklin Elementary School students, parents and staff. Student pickup and drop-off will be routed to the front of the school on Louisiana Street...
Abandoned building burns down in Cairo, Ill. (09/29/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- An abandoned building in downtown Cairo burned to the ground Wednesday morning. Firefighters responded to a call just before 3 a.m. at the old Smith and Groves building on the southeast corner of 8th and Commercial Streets. The building is one of several abandoned buildings on the block, said Cairo Fire Captain Tronzo Graham...
2 more illnesses reported in Mo. from cantaloupe (09/29/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri health officials say the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed two more illnesses in Missouri that are linked to tainted cantaloupe. The state Department of Health and Senior Services said Thursday that Missouri now has had three cases of listeria that are tied to contaminated fruit grown on a farm in Colorado...
Missouri using weevils to control weeds by roads (09/29/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- State officials are deploying a small bug with a long snout to try to control the spread of a particular weed along Missouri roadways. The "seedhead weevils" are being used to eat the flowers and seeds of the spotted knapweed...
Mo. college loan agency to process federal loans (09/29/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's college loan agency plans to start collecting payments in October from students who got loans from the federal government. The Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority says it is the first state-based nonprofit organization to be approved to handle federal loan payments since a 2010 law required the U.S. Department of Education to originate all federally backed student loans. That law essentially eliminated a role for banks and private lenders...
St. Louis businessman likely to announce Senate bid (09/29/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- St. Louis businessman John Brunner is expected to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate next Monday. Brunner would join U.S. Rep. Todd Akin and former Missouri Treasurer Sarah Steelman in a Republican primary for the right to challenge Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in the 2012 election...
Lawmakers examining unaccredited Mo. schools (09/29/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers are looking at how to handle children who attend school in the state's unaccredited school districts. A special joint legislative committee examined the issue Wednesday at the state Capitol. The committee planned additional meetings later this fall in St. Louis and Kansas City. One of the joint committee's leaders said lawmakers want to hear suggestions and could submit recommendations before the next legislative session starts in January...
E. coli scare prompts Tyson to recall beef (09/29/11)
CINCINNATI -- Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef because a family in Ohio fell ill after eating meat produced by the company that was contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Wednesday...
Damage check of Washington Monument starts (09/29/11)
WASHINGTON -- In what looked like a scene from a Hollywood action movie, an elite team of professionals rappelled down the Washington Monument on Wednesday -- not to carry out a covert mission but to inspect the damage done to the 555-foot marble obelisk by last month's earthquake...
Amazon targets the iPad (09/29/11)
NEW YORK -- Amazon is taking on the untouchable iPad with a touch-screen tablet of its own. The company on Wednesday introduced its entry in the rapidly expanding market for handheld computers -- a device called Kindle Fire that connects to the Web, streams movies and TV, displays e-books and supports thousands of apps...
Psychologist: Giffords shooter will be competent to stand trial in eight months (09/29/11)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The man accused of wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a deadly shooting rampage has improved to where he understands that he killed people and feels remorse about it, and will be competent to stand trial within eight months, a psychologist testified Wednesday in federal court...
Couple's copper theft for wedding money nets only $18 (09/29/11)
ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. -- Police say a Pennsylvania couple desperate for money to pay for their wedding netted just $18 for the stolen copper wire they cut from more than a dozen utility poles. North Sewickley police said 23-year-old Joseph Russell and 24-year-old April Cater cut down the wires Aug. 9, four days before their wedding...
U.N.: Violent incidents up 39 percent in Afghanistan (09/29/11)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The monthly average of armed clashes, roadside bombings and other violence in Afghanistan is running 39 percent ahead of last year's figure, U.N. reported Wednesday, with more complex suicide operations involving multiple bombers and gunmen...
Greek official: Ability to pay new taxes exhausted (09/29/11)
ATHENS, Greece -- Greece has "exhausted" its ability to pay more taxes to cover budget gaps, the deputy prime minister declared Wednesday, saying he himself can't pay a new emergency tax without selling property. Theodoros Pangalos spoke as the debt-shackled nation faced fresh strikes and braced for another inspection by international creditors, starting today, to decide whether to continue the vital bailout loan payouts...
Cuba legalizes sale of cars to citizens (09/29/11)
HAVANA -- Cuba legalized the sale and purchase of automobiles for all citizens on Wednesday, another major step in the communist-run island's economic transformation and one that the public has been clamoring for during decades. The government announced the move in April, but sales have been on hold until the measure was published into law in the Official Gazette...
Rookie delivers in circle to help Notre Dame softball team down Perryville (09/29/11)
Freshman Nikki Peters threw a one-hitter to lead the Notre Dame softball team past Perryville 11-1.
Orenstein, Central softball team get better of Jackson (09/29/11)
The Central softball team defeated for Jackson for the first time in three tries Wednesday.
St. Vincent's Week 6 football preview capsule (09/29/11)
A look at St. Vincent's game at Crystal City.
High school roundup: Chaffee girls race to team title (09/29/11)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Cardinals are postseason bound (09/29/11)
The Cards earned the wild card with a win and Atlanta's loss
Hooked on Science: A magnet can reveal iron in cereal (09/29/11)
Are you getting enough iron for breakfast? It all depends on what kind of cereal you eat. Materials Instructions STEP 1: Pour two cups of Total cereal into the zip-top bag. STEP 2: Using your hands, crush the cereal into tiny pieces. STEP 3: Pour water into the bag. Using your hands, mix the water and cereal...
who's neXt 9/29/11 (09/29/11)
SCHOLARSHIP -- From staff reports...
Universities encouraging students to really explore a foreign country when studying abroad (09/29/11)
Educators are thrilled to see more American college students venturing abroad -- perhaps 300,000 this year alone. Now if they can just get them to venture out of the "American bubbles" that can make the streets of study-abroad hot-spots like London, Barcelona and Florence, Italy almost feel like exclaves of Tuscaloosa, Ala., or Ann Arbor, Mich...
L.R. Burgfeld (09/29/11)
Lee Roy "L.R." Burgfeld, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to service time Oct. 8 at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Joyce Glover (09/29/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Joyce H. Glover, 71, of South Lyon, Mich., formerly of Anna, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at her home. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Rose Edith Edwards (09/29/11)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Rose Edith Brashear Edwards, age 87, of Olmsted passed away at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. Mrs. Edwards was born Feb. 19, 1924, in Pulaski County, Ill., daughter of the late Carl Brashear and Bessie Perkins Brashear...
Era Lufcy (09/29/11)
Era Mae Lufcy, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery...
Sebastain Peters (09/29/11)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Sebastain Casteel Peters, infant son of Seth and Cynthia Peters of East Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He is survived by his parents; maternal grandparents, Mary Gaines of Kansas City, Mo., and Larry Masterson of Independence, Mo.; paternal grandparents, Danny and Teressa Peters of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Damon and Gunther Peters of East Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Breanna and Isabella Peters of East Cape Girardeau; paternal great-grandmother, Zetta Ramsey of Jonesboro, Ill.; aunts; uncles; cousins; and other relatives.. ...
Hannah Hensley (09/29/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Hannah Elizabeth Hensley, infant daughter of Alan Michael and Jennifer Suzanne McDonough Hensley of Killeen, Texas, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Killeen. She was born Sept. 24, 2011, in Killeen...
Leonard Dunning Jr. (09/29/11)
Leonard Dunning Jr., 84, of Delta died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. He was born Dec. 9, 1926, in Dupo, Ill., to Leonard A. and Lucille Williams Dunning Sr. He and Betty Jo Gilder were married May 22, 1948, at Delta. She died May 29, 2009...
Birth 9/29/11 (09/29/11)
Son to Patrick James Barber and Destiny Lena Johnson of Chaffee, Mo., Southeast Hospital, 11:26 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. Name, Patrick James II. Weight, 9 pounds, 8 ounces. Fourth son. Ms. Johnson is the daughter of William Johnson of Allenville. Barber is the son of Tammy Gunzenhauser of Chaffee. He is employed at Ford Groves...
Jackson police report 9/29/11 (09/29/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 9/29/11 (09/29/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/29/11 (09/29/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 9/29/11 (09/29/11)
A new study projects it would cost more than $7.8 billion to meet Missouri's basic highway needs over the next 15 years, and without additional highway funding the state will be $6 billion short of that amount, state highway officials say. The assessed valuation of Cape Girardeau County increased by about $11 million in 1986 over the previous year; a county clerk's office report shows the total assessed valuation of the county in 1986 was $336,618,381...
River Heritage Day (09/29/11)
Cape Girardeau is rich with history, and thanks to several local groups and individuals, there are many opportunities to learn more about earlier times and visit historic attractions in Cape Girardeau. One of these opportunities is taking place this weekend with the Cape Girardeau River Heritage Day. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, those interested can tour the Glenn House, Old St. Vincent's Church, Red House Interpretive Center and Cape River Heritage Museum at no charge...
Central royalty reunited (09/29/11)
School dances have been a viable part of school life at Central High School since the first Girardot Queen was crowned in 1921. In 1932 we crowned our first football queen at the Thanksgiving Day game. Subsequent coronations have included dandelion queens, TWIRP kings and queens, Mr. and Miss CHS courts, basketball queens, fall and winter sports courts and prom kings and queens...
Speak Out 9/29/11 (09/29/11)
ON your next trip to St. Louis, take time to visit Jefferson Barracks. You will come away with a renewed vow to cherish and sustain the freedom which resulted from the sacrifices of these brave warriors. I find it refreshing to see more coverage of girls sports. Hope to see this continue and expand to interviews, etc...
Prayer 9/29/11 (09/29/11)
O God, you are God and we are not. May we always seek your divine will. Amen.
Tiger Stadium inauguration enhanced by generosity (09/29/11)
The inauguration of Cape Central High School's new Tiger Stadium on September 2 wouldn't have been possible without the generosity and hard work of many benefactors and supporters, including Lloyd Ivy, CEO of MTX Audio, a leader in design, manufacturing and support of premier audio products for public address and background music systems. ...
Spring flowers in the Fall (09/29/11)
Revelstoke National Park in British Columbia is a small park. They do have one main road called the Meadows in the Sky Highway. I was surprised to find this burst of color in September high in the Canadien Rockies.
Kids Explore Science at Southeast University (09/29/11)
This October, the Science Departments and School of Extended and Continuing Education at Southeast Missouri State University will offer a great opportunity to area children. Saturday October 29th will be the third annual Halloween Science Night! In the spirit of Halloween, the children will be transformed into scientists with safety glasses and lab. ...
2011 State 4-H Livestock Judging Team (09/29/11)
These 4-Hers competed in the State 4-H Livestock Judging on September 10, 2011 in Columbia, MO. Left to right: Rachel Wichern, Sarah Wichern and Brynn Myers.
Red pier (09/29/11)
Early September morning on Lake Cypress, Burfordville, Mo. A beautiful morning!
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