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Stories from Friday, October 7, 2011

SEMO homecoming: Parachutists to drop in before game; Southeast Heritage Plaza to be unveiled (10/07/11)
Southeast Missouri State University has announced this year's schedule of homecoming events to be held Oct. 21 and 22. The Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks football team will face Austin Peay. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 22. New to pregame activities will be an appearance by U.S. Army paratroopers, according to Shad Burner, director of the university's alumni services. The Army Golden Knights Parachute Team will jump into Houck Stadium before kickoff...
Commander eviction likely this weekend (10/07/11)
Commander Premier Aircraft Corp. will likely be evicted today or Saturday, city manager Scott Meyer said Thursday. As of Thursday, the 10-day wait requirement expired, meaning the city could technically forcibly remove Commander from the city-owned hangar at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. ...
Juvenile offenders no longer held at county facility (10/07/11)
A lack of manpower has prompted the Cape Girardeau Juvenile Detention Center to begin transporting juvenile offenders to the center in Charleston, Mo., nearly three months before the Missouri's courts system intends to yank its staff funding. The center is down to six employees, half of what it had in April when the state's circuit court budget committee recommended the elimination of the entire payroll for centers in Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Union and Bolivar. ...
Friends' joint efforts raise suicide awareness in Cape Girardeau (10/07/11)
There may be a million reasons people become friends. For Laura Matlock and Jennifer Cagle-Huffman, a bond has formed from a shared feeling. Both women cope daily with grief over losing someone they loved to suicide. On Saturday, the women hope to help others cope and raise awareness of suicide with a walk at Cape County Park North in Cape Girardeau...
Counterfeit bills discovered at West Park Mall (10/07/11)
Four stores at West Park Mall accepted counterfeit bills Wednesday. Finish Line, Macy's, Lids and Champs accepted counterfeit $10 and $20 bills in exchange for merchandise Wednesday, Cape Girardeau police spokesman Darin Hickey said. Police are looking for two young males, Hickey said. No arrests have been made...
Dexter man seriously injured in Illinois crash (10/07/11)
WARE, Ill. -- A Dexter, Mo., man sustained life-threatening injuries in a crash on Highway 3, the Illinois State Police reported. The Illinois State Police and the Union County Sheriff's Department responded about 2:30 p.m. Thursday to Highway 3 just south of Refuge Road...
Patients, doctors unhappy with pseudoephedrine prescription requirement (10/07/11)
Layne Burner never thought she would drive to St. Louis and spend $40 to get her allergy medicine. But because of a Cape Girardeau law that took effect in December and requires patients to have a prescription to get pseudoephedrine, Burner chooses to forgo the hassle of getting an appointment and paying to see a doctor by driving roughly two hours to get the medication without a prescription. St. Louis County does not require a prescription to purchase the cold and sinus medication...
GSA: Top bidder backed out of deal for old Cape Girardeau federal building (10/07/11)
The top bidder who offered $625,000 to buy the former federal building in Cape Girardeau has reneged on the deal, the General Services Administration confirmed Thursday. Now, the agency responsible for selling surplus government property is in discussions with the runner-up in an attempt to unload the 44-year-old, two-story vacant building at 339 Broadway...
Dexter man arrested on assault charges (10/07/11)
BERNIE, Mo. -- A 25-year-old Dexter, Mo., man was arrested earlier this week on charges of assault and armed criminal action in connection with a stabbing, the Daily Dunklin Democrat reported. According to the Bernie Police Department, officers were called to a house on Walter Street on Monday in reference to a stabbing. ...
Cape County public administrator office to move (10/07/11)
Safety concerns and the benefits of proximity to other government offices were presented by Cape Girardeau County Public Administrator Phyllis Schwab in her request to relocate her home office to a recently acquired property at 120 E. Washington St. in Jackson...
Highway 74 in Cape reduced for maintenance (10/07/11)
East- and westbound Highway 74 in Cape Girardeau will be reduced to one lane Wednesday and Thursday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine maintenance to the bridge over Interstate 55 between Siemers Drive and Mount Auburn Road.
New medical, dental center to open in Benton this month (10/07/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- A new medical and dental center in Benton will officially open its doors later this month to offer a wide array of services and programs to its patients. SEMO Health Network's Benton Medical and Dental Center, located at 6724 Highway 77 E next to Dollar General, will open Oct. 17...
Scott County fund helps pay for child abuse investigation training (10/07/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Money the court collects from offenders will be used to train some Scott County officials in the latest child abuse investigation techniques. The board of trustees for the Scott County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund approved a total of $6,600 in expenditures for the sheriff and prosecutor's offices Monday, according to Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn...
Caruthersville police chief accused of forgery, stealing (10/07/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- The police chief and an officer from the southeast Missouri town of Caruthersville are accused of stealing about $25,000 from an investigation fund.
Missouri House OKs jobs bill that differs with Senate version (10/07/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri House has passed legislation that would cut corporate taxes and give extra incentives to businesses in certain favored fields. House members voted 98-48 Thursday for the bill that was touted by some supporters as a means of spurring job creation. But the bill differs significantly from a version passed by the Senate last month and from the agenda set for the special session by Gov. Jay Nixon...
Busch Stadium takes steps to remove squirrel (10/07/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Busch Stadium "Rally Squirrel" may need to find a new home. A squirrel ran onto the field during both games of the National League Division Series this week, including the game Wednesday when the animal ran across home plate as Cardinals second baseman Skip Schumaker was hitting...
Wall Street protesters fed up with both political parties (10/07/11)
NEW YORK -- Their chief target is Wall Street, but many of the demonstrators in New York and across the U.S. also are thoroughly disgusted with Washington, blaming politicians of both major parties for policies they say protect corporate America at the expense of the middle class...
Sheriff: Deputies killed California quarry shooter (10/07/11)
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- A man described as a disgruntled employee who opened fire on his co-workers at a California limestone quarry was shot and killed by deputies Thursday, bringing an end to a heavily armed manhunt in Silicon Valley. Three deputies on routine patrol in a Sunnyvale neighborhood encountered the man, identified by coroner's officials as Shareef Allman, around 7:30 a.m., Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith said. He was crouched behind a vehicle in the driveway of a home...
Census: Housing bust worst since Great Depression (10/07/11)
WASHINGTON -- The American dream of homeownership has felt its biggest drop since the Great Depression, according to new 2010 census figures released Thursday. The analysis by the Census Bureau found the homeownership rate fell to 65.1 percent last year. While that level remains the second highest decennial rate, analysts say the U.S. may never return to its mid-decade housing boom peak in which nearly 70 percent of occupied households were owned by their residents...
Several retailers report solid revenue gains for September (10/07/11)
NEW YORK -- September offered the latest sign that Americans will shop, but only when they think they're getting a deal. The International Council of Shopping Centers said Thursday that revenue rose 5.5 percent in September, with several retailers including Target, Limited Brands and Kohl's posting strong gains as consumers snagged discounted merchandise...
Airport strike spotlights Egypt's economic woes (10/07/11)
CAIRO -- A work slowdown by air traffic controllers delayed scores of flights Thursday and left passengers stranded for many hours in Cairo's international airport, wreaking havoc in the latest example of cascading labor unrest that officials and analysts say is devastating Egypt's economy...
Israel arrests suspect in mosque burning (10/07/11)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli police said Thursday they have arrested a suspect in a mosque burning that sparked violent protests in an Arab village earlier this week. Police gave few details about the suspect, but his lawyer identified him as an 18-year-old seminary student with ties to one of the most hardline Jewish settlements in the West Bank...
Notre Dame softball team wins district title (10/07/11)
The Notre Dame softball team claimed its eighth consecutive district title with its 3-0 victory over Park Hills.
High school football capsules for Week 7 (10/07/11)
A look at the week's games involving schools from the Southeast Missourian's coverage area.
High school roundup: Oran defeats Delta 6-0 in softball district semifinals (10/07/11)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Seventh-inning, two-out blast ends Perryville softball team's season (10/07/11)
Park Hills' Georgia Richardson crushed a three-run home run to end Perryville's season
Farmington softball team rallies for 10-9 victory against Jackson (10/07/11)
The Indians lost an 8-4 lead over the finals two innings in the district semifinals
Scott City softball team reaches district title game with 6-1 victory over St. Vincent (10/07/11)
FESTUS, Mo. -- The Scott City Rams held true to their seed. The top-seeded Rams downed fourth-seeded St. Vincent 6-1 in the semifinals of the Class 2 District 2 tournament at St. Pius on Thursday. Scott City jumped out early and used a dominating pitching performance by Rebecca Burger to reach the district championship game...
Kelly softball team surrenders three-run first, falls 3-2 to St. Pius (10/07/11)
FESTUS, Mo. -- St. Pius put up three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Turns out it was all the runs the Lancers needed to dethrone defending Class 2 District 2 softball champion Kelly. St. Pius slipped into the championship game with a 3-2 victory in the semifinals Thursday...
Baylor men's basketball coach Drew headlines speakers at coaching clinic (10/07/11)
The Bears' coach has family ties to Cape Girardeau
Southeast Missouri State football team to try to keep momentum against Tennessee State (10/07/11)
The Southeast football team looks to improve to 2-1 in the OVC
Carpenter pitches Cardinals into National League Championship Series (10/07/11)
Chris Carpenter tossed a three-hitter to help the Cardinals defeat the Phillies 1-0 in Game 5 of the National League Division Series.
Game 5 of NLDS: Halladay vs. Carpenter (10/07/11)
PHILADELPHIA -- Roy Halladay and Chris Carpenter grew up together with the Toronto Blue Jays, and the BFFs have spent plenty of time competing on golf courses and fishing boats. The stakes will be much higher when the All-Stars go head-to-head on a mound for the first time tonight...
Missy Kitty and catnip (10/07/11)
Almost anyone who is owned by a cat will not likely find anything startlingly surprising in what you are about to read. For thousands of years domesticated cats have been developing their special abilities to confound human beings. But sometimes humans take the upper hand...
Best bet: Red Rocktober Fest 5K (10/07/11)
There's no better way to end an evening run than with a band at Bel Air, and the first Red Rocktober Fest 5K aims to provide that opportunity Saturday. The run starts at 5 p.m. and ends at Bel Air with a concert by Human Zoo. The race raises money for the American Red Cross Southeast Missouri Chapter. ...
Violinist Mark O'Connor to play Tuesday at Bedell (10/07/11)
In the American melting pot of music, Mark O'Connor serves as the caldron. He studied Benny Thomasson, who's credited with framing the modern age of American fiddling in the 1940s. O'Connor also learned from French jazz violinist and extraordinary improviser Stephane Grappelli. With this base, he gathered experience and techniques from various musical styles and has crafted his personal style of music to play and compose.
Arts Council of Southeast Missouri celebrates 50 years (10/07/11)
People can walk through an artistic timeline at this month's First Friday opening at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri.
Literature Nobel awarded to Swedish psychologist (10/07/11)
STOCKHOLM -- The Nobel Prize in literature was awarded Thursday to a psychologist who used his spare time to craft sparsely written poems about the mysteries of everyday life -- commuting to work, watching the sun rise or waiting for nightfall...
Secular band Artifakt to play at Marble Hill event organized by Driven to the Cross Ministries (10/07/11)
ArtiFakt is not a Christian band, per se, but they see the upcoming music festival in Marble Hill as an event as something that can benefit everyone, and as much more than just an evangelism opportunity. Though they are a secular band, ArtiFakt will appear on the bill for a two-day music festival at the stage in Magnolia Park in Marble Hill Oct. 15 and 16. The festival, organized by Cory Bacon with Driven to the Cross Ministries, will raise money for a community center in Marble Hill...
Music Festival on Hiatus (10/07/11)
One thing has been noticeably absent from our calendar and our arts and entertainment coverage this fall: the River City Music Festival. The festival, a 14-year tradition in Cape Girardeau that started as the City of Roses Music Festival, will not appear on our calendars this year. ...
Before All Falls highlights free music festival (10/07/11)
Despite their different missions, several bands will gather to play at an upcoming festival and advocate for a similar purpose: to entertain and promote the best in everyone. Cory Bacon, director of Driven to the Cross Ministries, organized the two-day music festival at the new municipal stage in Magnolia Park in Marble Hill, Mo. ...
First Friday Receptions 10/07/11 (10/07/11)
FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTIONS Edward Bernard For the fourth annual Sculpture on the Green show, curator Edwin Smith invited Rosetta Whitten, Robert Friedrich, Matt Miller, Nathan Pierce and Ben Pierce to exhibit their sculptures, all of which Smith stipulated be taller than 6 feet...
Merle Wibbenmeyer (10/07/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Merle A. Wibbenmeyer, 84, of Perryville died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 3, 1926, in Perry County, Mo., to Vincent and Elvira Hoffman Emmendorfer. She and Anton "Tony" Wibbenmeyer were married June 1, 1948, in Perryville. He preceded her in death Aug. 23, 1999...
Marie Mabrey (10/07/11)
Marie Mabrey, 97, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Robert Kelley (10/07/11)
Robert Kelley, 47, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at his home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Edna Schwartz (10/07/11)
Edna E. Schwartz, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Oct. 2, 1917, in Gordonville, to William and Martha Lange Gerecke. She and Roy F. Schwartz were married Aug. 31, 1940, at Apple Creek, Mo. Edna was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Gordonville. She converted to the Catholic faith in 1953 and became a member of the St. Mary's Cathedral. She was active in St. Paul's Guild, Council of Catholic Women and League of Mary...
L.R. Burgfeld (10/07/11)
Lee Roy "L.R." Burgfeld, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. He was born Oct. 17, 1929, in Tilsit, to Emil and Hettie Fulbright Burgfeld. He and Georgia Buelow were married March 19, 1950, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau...
Bill Brune (10/07/11)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Clyde "Bill" Brune, 73, of Sedgewickville passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at his home. He was born July 29, 1938, at Lixville, Mo., son of O.H. and Mellie Crites Brune. He and Mary Ann Kurre were married July 19, 1958...
Births 10/7/11 (10/07/11)
Son to Keith Allen Hager and Cassie Paulette Stewart of Oak Ridge, Saint Francis Medical Center, 9:31 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. Name, Lucas Allen. Weight, 4 pounds, 2 ounces. Ms. Stewart is the daughter of Michael and Joyce Stewart of Oak Ridge. She is a server at Bob Evans Restaurant. Hager is the son of Tina Hager and Keith Hager of Perryville, Mo. He is employed by Seguin Moreau...
Jackson police and fire report 10/6/11 (10/07/11)
Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/7/11 (10/07/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/7/11 (10/07/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt DWI...
Out of the past 10/7/11 (10/07/11)
An overnight rise of four-tenths of a foot below the stage which had been expected here today offers some encouragement that the swollen Mississippi River may still crest this weekend at less than 44 feet; the river was 39.4 feet here at 6 a.m. The Cape Girardeau County Commission, in cooperation with the VFW Post 3838, took action yesterday that will allow family members to remember deceased veterans with a "parade of flags" three times a year at Cape County Park; the flags will circle the war memorial which includes a towering American flag; if necessary, the flags could also be put along the roadway leading into the park.. ...
Encouraging a bicycle-friendly culture in Cape Girardeau (10/07/11)
Editor's note: The following guest column originally appeared in The Arrow, the student-run newspaper at Southeast Missouri State University. By Ronald Rosati The Cape Girardeau community has been discussing the merits of establishing bike lanes throughout the city to make it safer, more convenient and more practical to travel between destinations in our city by bicycle. I applaud these efforts and I encourage our city leaders to continue to move forward with this initiative...
Brooks concert (10/07/11)
Tonight big band music performed by C. Calloway Brooks and the Cab Calloway Orchestra will take center stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Bedell Performance Hall at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus. C. Calloway Brooks grew up hearing the voice of his grandfather, the late jazz legend and bandleader Cab Calloway. Captivated by his voice and the big band sound at an early age, Brooks would later tour with his grandfather some while attending the New England Conservatory of Music...
Speak Out 10/7/11 (10/07/11)
GREAT job to the cast and crew of "Into the Woods." They did an excellent job. I'm so glad Cape Girardeau invested in a nice place to watch theater and other events. Go Cards THIS is to all the so-called Cardinal fans who had the Cardinals written off earlier this year. Just to let you know, it's not over until the fat lady sings, and I haven't heard her clear her throat yet...
Prayer 10/7/11 (10/07/11)
O Lord Jesus, in a midst of trials we remain confident that you are in control. Amen.
8th Annual Neighborhood Connection Block Party (10/07/11)
Saturday October 15th the Neighborhood connection will hold its annual block party, from 11:00 till 2:00 pm on Fountain street between Broadway and Themis. The event will feature free activities including: live music, pony rides, chalk drawing, face painting,basketball instruction,The Dare Car and firetruck...
A $5,000 Healthy Habits grant (10/07/11)
For immediate release October 7, 2011 Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation announces new grants to expand record-setting Triple Play Program St. Louis -- The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation announced new grants to expand Triple Play programming at Boys & Girls Clubs in Missouri...
Disaster Preparedness Part 1 (10/07/11)
Disaster Preparedness Part 1 Southeast Missouri is a great place to live and raise a family. It is, however, a potentially dangerous place, and we need to be prepared for that danger. Of course there are power outages when storms come through. Usually the power is restored soon and life goes on. You may only need a few flashlights to get through this...
Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day Oct. 15 (10/07/11)
Solid waste and recycling customers in the city of Cape Girardeau can bring household hazardous waste for collection on Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Arena Park 4-H Shelters. For more information, contact City of Cape Girardeau Public Works at 573-339-6351...
Large sweet potato (10/07/11)
This is a 5 1/2 pound sweet potato grown in Cape Girardeau by J.E. and Sally Deevers.
Chole in the pumpkin patch (10/07/11)
Chole Riney of Festus, Mo., sits among the pumpkins. She is the great-granddaughter of J.E. and Sally Deevers of Cape Girardeau.
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