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Stories from Thursday, October 27, 2011

Scott City's Ramsey Creek Corridor may miss original construction deadline (10/27/11)
The construction phase of a Scott City road project first proposed decades ago is halfway completed. But those in Scott City anticipating the alternate route to Interstate 55 that the Ramsey Creek Corridor project will provide may have to wait a bit longer than the July completion date once estimated, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation...
Isle of Capri hires firm to find minority-, women-owned business for casino construction (10/27/11)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Isle of Capri has hired a company that specializes in finding minority- and women-owned businesses to participate in the ongoing construction of its $125 million casino in Cape Girardeau. The company informed the Missouri Gaming Commission of the decision during a closed-door meeting Wednesday, chairman Jim Mathewson said...
School officials want to see plan on seeking No Child waiver (10/27/11)
Area school administrators say they support Missouri opting out of No Child Left Behind but would like to see the plan first. According to a news release from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, state education commissioner Chris Nicastro told members of the State Board of Education last week she is "cautiously optimistic" that the state will be well-positioned to submit a viable plan by the February deadline...
Perryville High School to unveil new biomass boiler (10/27/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Perryville High School will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. today for a cutting-edge woody biomass boiler, funded by a grant of federal stimulus dollars intended to save money and increase jobs. The Fuels for Schools project benefits local communities, the environment, the forest products industry and schools, said Lisa Allen, forester for the Missouri Department of Conservation...
'Life changes; you change with it,' actor Michael J. Fox says at Show Me Center appearance (10/27/11)
Michael J. Fox was in Gainesville, Fla., filming "Doc Hollywood" when he noticed a tremor in his left pinky. Speaking to a packed Show Me Center on Wednesday night, he joked that since he was filming with Woody Harrelson, maybe it had something to do with the raging hangover he had that morning...
Prosecutor lays out his case for preserving testimony of Clay Waller's father (10/27/11)
Although there is no Missouri precedent that deals directly with the preservation of testimony before formal criminal charges, the testimony of Clay Waller's father should be preserved, Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle wrote in a brief filed Tuesday...
Saturday event at Osage Centre encouraging people to become marrow donors (10/27/11)
Saving a life can be as simple as a cheek swab and an application form. Gabby Carter is just like any other kindergartner at Clippard Elementary on the outside, but on the inside she is suffering from sickle cell anemia and needs a bone-marrow transplant...
Caruthersville shelter sees five distemper cases (10/27/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- In recent weeks, the Caruthersville Humane Shelter has seen five confirmed cases of distemper among dogs that have been brought in by the city's animal control officer. Karol Wilcox, president of the Caruthersville Humane Society, is recommending that city and county residents be extra vigilant in assuring their pets receive the necessary vaccinations...
Doniphan, Mo., man to face trial in case of couple found dead in burned home (10/27/11)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- A Doniphan man will stand trial for his alleged role in the murder of an elderly couple found dead inside their burned home. Accompanied by his attorney, Thomas Marshall with the Capital Public Defender's Office, Keith A. Boyles appeared Monday afternoon in a Ripley County courtroom for a preliminary hearing in his case before Associate Circuit Judge Thomas Swindle...
Poplar Bluff plastics plant likely to close in December (10/27/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Fortis Plastics has filed documents with the state indicating it will likely shutter its Poplar Bluff location shortly before Christmas. Permanent closure is expected between Dec. 2 and Dec. 16 by the South Bend, Ind.-based company that employs 142 people here, including 18 temporary workers...
Spontaneous combustion of oily rags cited as cause of Poplar Bluff restaurant fire (10/27/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Fire officials believe spontaneous combustion caused the recent fire at Dairy Queen after employees put hot rags with oily residue into a plastic container after laundering them, causing the rags to build up heat and eventually ignite...
Paving reduces Highway 114 in Stoddard County (10/27/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 114 from County Road 599 to U.S. 60 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction Monday while the Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Lost family found in Shawnee National Forest (10/27/11)
ALTO PASS, Ill. -- A family that was lost on a trail in the Shawnee National Forest on Friday was found less than two hours after the father contacted authorities with his cellphone. Anthony Dipalo called the Union County 911 saying that he, his wife and two children were lost on a trail near Bald Knob Cross and the Hutchins Creek trail near Alto Pass in the Shawnee National Forest, according to a news release from the Illinois State Police...
Colorado man injured when car strikes parked vehicle (10/27/11)
People watch as crews clean up the scene of an accident at 320 S. Ellis St. in Cape Girardeau ...
Mo. Gov. strikes deal with another Chinese province (10/27/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he has closed a deal with another Chinese province to import products from Missouri. Nixon said Thursday the government of Zhejiang (JUH'-jahng) Province has agreed to import $100 million of Missouri products over the coming years. The province also agreed to help facilitate an additional $100 million of investment in Missouri businesses...
Man jumps from overpass onto pickup (10/27/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A man is critically injured after jumping from a St. Louis-area interstate highway overpass and landing on top of a pickup truck. The jump Thursday morning caused a chain-reaction accident involving three vehicles. Two motorists involved in the crash were hospitalized with serious injuries...
Missouri deer hunters can buy permits online (10/27/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Hunters heading out for Missouri's 11-day firearm deer season next month will be able to buy permits online. The state Conservation Department says this is the first year that hunting permits can be bought online, printed out and used immediately. Buyers will notice another change -- the permits will also serve as tags, meaning no separate tag is needed...
Chinese province to increase imports from Missouri (10/27/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says a Chinese province has agreed to increase its imports from Missouri by $100 million over the next three years Nixon's announcement Wednesday about the Hebei province came as part a weeklong trade trip to China. The governor previously announced that a new agreement with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade would increase imports of Missouri goods by $1 billion over three years...
Oakland action unnerves protesters (10/27/11)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The display of police force in Oakland, Calif., and Atlanta has unnerved some anti-Wall Street protesters. While demonstrators in other cities have built a working relationship with police and city leaders, they wondered on Wednesday how long the good spirit would last and whether they could be next...
Obama announces assistance for student loan borrowers (10/27/11)
DENVER -- President Barack Obama recalled his struggles with student loan debt as he unveiled a plan Wednesday that could give millions of young people some relief on their payments. Speaking at the University of Colorado Denver, Obama said that he and his wife, Michelle, together owed more than $120,000 in law school debt that took nearly a decade to pay off. ...
Longevity's secrets sought in DNA of centenarians (10/27/11)
NEW YORK -- George Eberhardt turned 107 last month, and scientists would love to know how he and other older folks like him made it that far. So he's going to hand over some of his DNA. He's one of 100 centenarians taking part in a project announced Wednesday that will examine some of the oldest citizens with one of the newest scientific tools: whole-genome sequencing, the deciphering of a person's complete collection of DNA...
Supercommittee Republicans, Democrats swap offers (10/27/11)
WASHINGTON -- Republicans on Congress' deficit-reduction supercommittee outlined a plan Wednesday that includes spending cuts but none of the increases in tax revenue sought by Democrats, completing an initial exchange of offers that left the two sides far apart despite weeks of secret talks...
Tennessee dog missing for three months turns up in Michigan (10/27/11)
DETROIT -- Jim Arrighi last saw Petey, his 4-year-old Jack Russell terrier, in the backyard of his home in Erin, Tenn. That was in July, and the 73-year-old retired electrician had nearly given up on seeing his pet again when he learned the dog turned up safe about 500 miles away in suburban Detroit...
Hormones linked to weight regain (10/27/11)
NEW YORK -- Any dieter knows it's hard to keep off weight you've lost. Now a study finds that even a year after dieters shed a good chunk of weight quickly, their hormones were still insisting, "Eat! Eat! Eat!" The findings suggest that dieters who have regained weight are not just slipping back into old habits, but are struggling against a persistent biological urge...
Today in History (10/27/11)
Today is Thursday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2011. There are 65 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 27, 1811, inventor Isaac Merritt Singer, founder of the sewing machine company that bears his name, was born in Pittstown, N.Y...
Man loses mother, wife, four children in Turkey earthquake (10/27/11)
ERCIS, Turkey -- Murat Sonmez's mother, wife and four daughters were crushed to death in their home by Turkey's magnitude-7.2 earthquake, leaving him so distraught he found it difficult to speak. While media coverage has centered on tales of against-the-odds rescues including a 2-week-old baby girl who was pulled alive from the rubble, most stories of the trapped have ended the way that Sonmez knows, with death and unfathomable pain for those left behind...
No breakthroughs in restarting Mideast talks (10/27/11)
JERUSALEM -- International mediators on Wednesday failed to make any breakthroughs in their quest to bring Israeli and Palestinian officials back to the negotiating table, but in a small sign of progress, they announced that both sides would present "comprehensive proposals" for resolving key aspects of their conflict within three months...
Trial outcome angers Egypt activists (10/27/11)
CAIRO -- In a verdict that disappointed pro-democracy activists, two policemen who beat a man to death were convicted Wednesday of the lesser charge of manslaughter and given a relatively light sentence in a case that helped spark Egypt's uprising...
Chaffee football team's season ends with loss (10/27/11)
Valle quarterback Michael Wehner threw four touchdown passes in the first half to erase quickly Chaffee's hopes of making the postseason.
Rockwood Summit trounces Jackson's football playoff hopes (10/27/11)
The Indians gave up a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage with a fumble and went on to lose 66-0.
Football preview capsules for Week 10 (10/27/11)
A look at the high school football games involving teams from the Southeast Missourian's coverage area.
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball freshman Bradshaw adjusts to speed of game at Division I level (10/27/11)
Allyson Bradshaw said it's easy to identify her freshman status as she goes through basketball practice at Southeast Missouri State. "You can definitely tell. I don't have as much experience," she said. "It's a huge difference from high school -- the tempo of the practices, how good all the players are."...
Stone team wins golf scramble (10/27/11)
The team of Bob Stone, Mark Matthews, Deanna Estes and Jack Connell won the Dalhousie Golf Club employee four-person scramble tournament on the first playoff hole. The team of Cory Cissell, Lindsey Romas, Adam Halter and Jack Connell Jr. took second...
World Series Game 6 postponed (10/27/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Game 6 of the World Series has been postponed because of a rainy forecast. Major League Baseball announced the decision about 4 hours before the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals were set to play Wednesday at Busch Stadium.
Bradford misses practice, likely to sit (10/27/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Sam Bradford still is in a walking boot and it appears that at least another week will pass before the St. Louis Rams quarterback gets back on the field. Bradford was not at practice Wednesday while rehabbing from a high left ankle sprain, leaving his availability in doubt for the second consecutive game. Backup A.J. Feeley got his first start since 2007 in a 34-7 loss at Dallas and expects to get the call again this week against the New Orleans Saints...
Pujols, Jackson, Wilson under special scrutiny at World Series (10/27/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The future is now for Albert Pujols, Edwin Jackson and C.J. Wilson. Their accomplishments are being noted by general managers and scouts throughout the major leagues every time they get a hit or make a key pitch during the World Series...
Rain grants extra day of rest at World Series (10/27/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Colby Lewis and his Texas teammates casually tossed a ball in left field, trying to avoid the tarp and any anxiety about being so close to the World Series championship. The only winner was the weather on this day. Game 6 was postponed Wednesday because of an accurate wet forecast, delaying the Rangers' bid to clinch their first championship. Ahead 3-2, they can close out the St. Louis Cardinals tonight. It's likely to be clear with temperatures in the low 50s at Busch Stadium...
who's neXt 10/27/11 (10/27/11)
HONORS, ACHIEVEMENTS -- From staff reports ...
neXt up 10/27/11 (10/27/11)
"In Time," rated PG-13 @Cape West 14 Cine "Puss in Boots," rated PG @Cape West 14 Cine "The Rum Diary," rated R @Cape West 14 Cine "The Way," rated PG-13 @AMC Town Plaza 5 "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deceptions," PS3, Xbox...
A Q&A with the cast and crew of a version of 'Twelve Angry Men,' hitting the stage next week at Notre Dame (10/27/11)
"Twelve Angry Jurors" is a drama in which a jury re-examines evidence, re-enacts a crime and attempts to reach a verdict in a case involving a young boy accused of murdering his father. Notre Dame Regional High School's upcoming production of the play is directed by Cynthia King and will be performed at 7 p.m. Nov. 3, 4 and 5 in the high school's cafetorium. Tickets cost $8 and are available by calling 335-6772, extension 302...
Hooked on Science: Floating ghost ball (10/27/11)
Using a few items from around the house, you can make a ball float. n STEP 1: Turn the hair dryer on and hold it so the air flow is toward the ceiling. As the flow of air pushes the ball upward, gravity pulls the ball down making it look as if it is floating in the air...
The new Libya and the U.S. (10/27/11)
The killing of Moammar Gadhafi on Oct. 20 and the liberation of Libya have come as a relief to Libyans after almost 42 years of tyranny. With his grandiose claims to leadership of the Arab world and insistence on titles such as "king of kings of Africa," Gadhafi was an easy figure to mock. ...
Bethany Johnson (10/27/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Bethany Nicole Johnson, 19, of Anna died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, in Anna. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gilbert Gee officiating. Burial will be in Big Creek Cemetery in Anna...
Evelyn Foster (10/27/11)
M. Evelyn Foster, 84, of Scott City passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the home of a daughter. She was born Sept. 14, 1927, in Lick Creek, Ill., daughter of Arthur and Katherine Hall Meyer. She and Rolly H.H. Foster were married Dec. 19, 1951, in Beloit, Kan. He preceded her in death Sept. 29, 1981...
Maxine Deimund (10/27/11)
Maxine Deimund, 98, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Mike Shupert officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park...
Howard Jordan (10/27/11)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Howard L. "Pee-Wee" Jordan, 77, of Olive Branch died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to service time Saturday at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill. The funeral will be at 6 p.m. ...
Lolline Daniels (10/27/11)
Lolline Daniels, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at St. James AME Church. The funeral will be at noon Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Rodney Moody officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery...
Lloyd Francis (10/27/11)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Lloyd Murry Francis, 95, of Advance passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Advance Nursing Center. He was born June 17, 1916, at Marble Hill, Mo., son of David Robert and Lillie Mae Murry Francis. He and Ruth Elizabeth Robins were married March 24, 1938, at Marble Hill...
Mildred Ladd (10/27/11)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Mildred Ladd, 95, of Advance went to be with her heavenly father Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. She was born June 11, 1916, in Bollinger County, daughter of Ed and Sadie Shell Hendrix. She and Marcus Ladd were married Aug. 13, 1933. He preceded her in death Feb. 20, 2003...
Gary Forshee (10/27/11)
Gary L. Forshee, 63, of Barnhart, Mo., passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. He was born in De Soto, Mo., son of the late Chester and Pearl Richardson Forshee. Gary formerly worked for the city of Cape Girardeau as a foreman and then director of the sanitation division 17 years. He was currently director of sanitation with the city of Kirkwood, Mo...
Donald Ledbetter (10/27/11)
Donald Amos Ledbetter, 80, of Gordonville died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 14, 1931, in Ullin, Ill., to Amos Alfred and Elsie Margaret Curt Ledbetter. He and Edna Elwilda Bell were married in 1952. She died in December 1972. He then married Dena Joy Manewal on Feb. 9, 1973...
Jessiele Corvick (10/27/11)
Jessiele "Jessie" Bentley Corvick, 90, of Scott City and McLean, Va., died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 21, 1920, in Illmo, to Albert E. and Jessie Lee Barnes Bentley. She married William A. "Bill" Corvick Dec. 21, 1945, in Falls Church, Va. He preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1987...
Joseph O'Steen Jr. (10/27/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Joseph R. O'Steen Jr., 80, of Perryville died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Independence Care Center of Perry County in Perryville. He was born Jan. 6, 1931, in Waycross, Ga., son of the late Joseph R. and Lizzie Mae Courson O'Steen. He and Patricia Rumary were married June 9, 1956...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/27/11 (10/27/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/27/11 (10/27/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson police and fire report 10/27/11 (10/27/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts...
Out of the past 10/27/11 (10/27/11)
Residents in the south part of Jackson may have heard an explosion last night around 9; it was a hand grenade being "blown up" by city police and members of an explosive ordnance disposal squad from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; the grenade had been found that afternoon by a Jackson woman who was cleaning out her garage...
The not-so-special session (10/27/11)
Talk about laying an egg! Missouri lawmakers are going home at the end of the 50-day special session of the legislature with little to show for their exertions. While that is not the worst of all possible outcomes, it represents a failure of leadership on multiple levels. ...
Wally Lage (10/27/11)
Fourteen months ago Wally Lage died in a boating accident in Maine. Wally was a husband, father, active member in the community and a leader in the newspaper industry. While he is missed by many, his legacy continues. This fall the first Wally Lage Memorial Scholarship was awarded to a student at Southeast Missouri State University. The annual scholarship goes to an incoming freshman at Southeast who graduated from Notre Dame Regional High School...
Fashion show thank you (10/27/11)
Pastimes Antiques was thrilled to present the second Annual Vintage Now Fashion Show to benefit the Safe House for Women. We are already making plans for next year's show (Oct. 16, 2012). We are extremely pleased with the amount of community support that we received. I would personally like to thank all of the committees, volunteers and sponsors that made this event possible...
Liberalism, government control (10/27/11)
An American president put it like this: "I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. This is the chief meaning of freedom. Until we can re-establish a condition under which the earnings of the people can be kept by the people, we are bound to suffer a very severe and distinct curtailment of our liberty."...
Speak Out 10/27/11 (10/27/11)
HERE is a big thank you to Gov. Jay Nixon for supporting the rebuilding of the levee. He is finding $2 million in state money to help get the levee rebuilt. It won't be up to full size, but at least it's getting there. Now, after he gets the money in, I want the state legislature to pass a law that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not be allowed to blow up something that was funded by the state of Missouri...
Prayer 10/27/11 (10/27/11)
O Heavenly Father, we give thanks to you for everything you have blessed us with. Amen.
Gargas new commander of 1140th Engineer Battalion (10/27/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Lt. Col. Edward Gargas, of Dexter, has been appointed the new commander for the 1140th Engineer Battalion in Cape Girardeau. The battalion has six units in seven locations: Headquarters Company in Cape Girardeau, Forward Support Company in Cape Girardeau, 880th Engineer Haul Team in Perryville, 1138th Engineer Sapper Company in Farmington and Fredericktown, 220th Engineer Company in Festus, and 1438th Multi-Role Bridge Company in Macon and Kirksville...
That Time of Year (10/27/11)
Fall colors and decorations.
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (10/27/11)
Hopper is a 2 1/2 year old terrier mix. He is neutered and housebroken. Bring this "Superdog" home! He is available for adoption at The Humane Society 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
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