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Stories from Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fallen soldiers honored at area Memorial Day events (05/29/12)
Southeast Missouri communities united Monday in remembrance of military personnel who died for their country. "This is a somber day for America, but it is an important day," said congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson as she addressed about 160 people attending a Memorial Day service at Jackson City Cemetery. "Communities are remembering the patriots who laid down their lives for freedom."...
Holiday yard sale brings greater attention on safety for police, firefighters (05/29/12)
Keeping people safe during heavy traffic was one of the biggest concerns for law enforcement agencies along the route of this weekend's 100-Mile Yard Sale. "It brings in a lot more traffic, that's for sure," Advance, Mo., police chief Donnie Bohnsack said. "So far -- since they've been having it -- we haven't had any traffic accidents in town."...
Missouri boosting acres planted in cotton this year (05/29/12)
While most states are planting less cotton this year, Missouri's Bootheel is increasing its cotton production. Missouri ranks near the bottom when it comes to cotton production in the U.S., but considering cotton is only grown in five counties, Bobby Skeen, spokesman for trade group The Cotton Board, says its acreage is impressive...
Record for highs in Cape broken Saturday, Sunday, Monday (05/29/12)
Cape Girardeau saw record highs over the Memorial Day weekend. According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., records were broken Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The high Monday was 96 degrees, breaking the previous record of 92 degrees set in 1978. On Sunday, the high was 95 and broke the previous record of 92 degrees in 1972. Temperatures on Saturday reached 96 degrees and broke the record of 94 degrees set in 1978...
Perryville mud festival aimed at keeping Mo. clean (05/29/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Local residents will have the chance to learn about keeping Missouri clean while getting dirty at the third annual "Let's Keep it Clean" Mud Festival. The event, which is organized by Image Maker Marketing of Farmington, Mo., will take place July 14 at Perryville City Park. The goal of the festival is to promote recycling and discourage roadside littering...
Country star Travis Tritt performs Friday in Poplar Bluff (05/29/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Grammy Award-winning country artist Travis Tritt is coming to the Black River Coliseum on Friday, with Cody Canada and the Departed and the Walker Bros. of Bernie, Mo., as opening acts. The show starts at 6:50 p.m., with Tritt taking the stage at 9 p.m. for a two-hour set...
One killed when SUV hits tree in Sikeston (05/29/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A single-vehicle accident left one person dead and three people injured early Saturday in Sikeston. At 12:26 a.m. Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to the accident at 105 Jackson St. in Sikeston, according to Lt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for Sikeston DPS. A large SUV was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control and struck a tree in the front yard...
Seven die in holiday weekend crashes, highway patrol says (05/29/12)
The number of traffic crashes was down this past holiday weekend compared to last year, but the number of deaths was up. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said seven people died over the Memorial Day weekend, compared to four last Memorial Day. Capt. Tim Hull of the patrol said most of the deaths this year occurred in one-vehicle accidents...
Fish farmers, bait shops hope to kill Department of Conservation crawfish ban (05/29/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri fish farmers and bait shops are asking the state Department of Conservation to reconsider a ban on selling live crawfish that goes into effect Sept. 1. Conservation officials said the ban is necessary to stop the spread of nonnative varieties of the crustacean, also known as crayfish and crawdads that could crowd out native species and spread diseases that endanger entire ecosystems...
Mo. project begins 3rd year checking black bears (05/29/12)
SEYMOUR, Mo. -- Wildlife cameras and hair snare traps are set across Missouri, as scientists with the Missouri Department of Conservation begin the third year of counting and studying a growing black bear population. The scientists trap the bears using barrels filled with stale doughnuts and honey-laced dog food. ...
MoDOT trims roadside mowing budget (05/29/12)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Missouri drivers may notice a change in the landscape along roadways and medians later this summer -- more grass. The Missouri Department of Transportation has opted to cut back on mowing grass in order to save the department about $2.6 million...
Agency: Ancient burial mounds in Southern Illinois looted, driven over (05/29/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ancient American Indian burial mounds in Southern Illinois have been damaged and possibly looted, prompting the state's historical agency to call for the public's help in identifying the culprits. Last month, someone dug several holes in a portion of Kincaid Mounds State Historic Site, a town and religious center of the Mississippian culture of 1,000 years ago in what is now rural Massac and Pope counties, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency said Friday.. ...
Ill. growers: Mild winter means earlier peaches (05/29/12)
BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- When it comes to southwestern Illinois orchards' peach crops this year, Chris Eckert and other growers have every reason to feel a bit warm and fuzzy. Blessed by a mild winter and dodging spring freezes that commonly take their toll on peach blossoms, harvesting of some varieties is underway at Eckert Orchards near Belleville -- two weeks earlier than anything on record at the 175-year-old family business...
Obama honors fallen troops (05/29/12)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama paid tribute Monday to the men and women who have died defending America, pointing to Vietnam veterans as an underappreciated and sometimes maligned group of war heroes who remained true to their nation despite an unwelcome homecoming...
Homosexual students graduate openly at military academies (05/29/12)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Gay students at America's military service academies are wrapping up the first year when they no longer had to hide their sexual orientation, benefiting from the end of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that used to bar them from seemingly ordinary activities like taking their partners openly to graduation events...
Almost half of new vets are seeking disability (05/29/12)
America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen. Forty-Five percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are service-related. ...
Long road for NYC prosecutors in Etan Patz case (05/29/12)
NEW YORK -- Legal experts say prosecutors must meticulously piece together a case against a man who police say confessed to killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 in New York City. Pedro Hernandez of Maple Shade, N.J., was charged with murder based largely on a signed confession he gave after he voluntarily spoke to detectives for hours, according to police. Legal experts say it's going to take more than a confession to convict Hernandez -- but not much more...
House experience a minus for some Senate hopefuls (05/29/12)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. House members who are trying to make the step up to the Senate this year are finding themselves on the defensive about Washington experience that traditionally has been a big asset. Even those not under direct attack for being part of Congress are finessing the way they talk about their work in the nation's capital -- evidence that the strong anti-incumbent sentiment among voters in 2010 is still there two years later...
Campaigns target voters by mining online data (05/29/12)
NEW YORK -- Voters who click on President Barack Obama's campaign website are likely to start seeing display ads promoting his re-election bid on their Facebook pages and other sites they visit. Voters searching Google for information about Mitt Romney may notice a 15-second ad promoting the Republican presidential hopeful the next time they watch a video online...
Driving season begins, as does griping about gas (05/29/12)
NEW YORK -- Memorial Day weekend has just ended and our national obsession with the price of gasoline is in focus once again. We'll spend a little less at the pump than a few weeks ago, but that won't stop us from muttering to ourselves, griping to friends and pointing fingers in many directions...
Senator urges airlines to drop seat fee for children (05/29/12)
NEW YORK -- Sen. Charles Schumer is urging airlines to allow families with young children to sit together without paying extra. The New York Democrat is reacting to an Associated Press story last week detailing how families this summer are going to find it harder to sit together without paying fees that can add up to hundreds of dollars over the original ticket price...
Revival of Jesus' language attempted in two Holy Land villages (05/29/12)
JISH, Israel -- Two villages in the Holy Land's tiny Christian community are teaching Aramaic in an ambitious effort to revive the language that Jesus spoke, centuries after it all but disappeared from the Middle East. The new focus on the region's dominant language 2,000 years ago comes with a little help from modern technology: an Aramaic-speaking television channel from Sweden, of all places, where a vibrant immigrant community has kept the ancient tongue alive...
Malaysian ‘WWW1' license plate sells for $165K to royal state leader (05/29/12)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The World Wide Web has inspired a bidding war in Malaysia -- on license plates. When the prefix "WWW" became available on this Southeast Asian country's plates, more than 18,000 people submitted bids. The Road Transport Department said Monday that the most coveted plate, "WWW1," sold for a record $165,600 to Malaysian royal state leader Sultan Ibrahim Ismail...
North Korea reporting grave drought; aid unlikely (05/29/12)
NAMPHO, North Korea -- North Korea is reporting a serious drought that could worsen already critical food shortages, but help is unlikely to come from the United States and South Korea following Pyongyang's widely criticized rocket launch. North Korea has had little rain since April 27, with the country's western coastal areas particularly hard hit, according to a government weather agency in Pyongyang. ...
Egypt's Brotherhood broadening appeal (05/29/12)
CAIRO -- The Muslim Brotherhood is scrambling to broaden its appeal to liberals, leftists and Christians after official results Monday showed that the Islamist group's candidate will face ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister in next month's runoff for president of Egypt...
Pope's butler vows to help Vatican scandal probe (05/29/12)
VATICAN CITY -- The biggest scandal to rock the Vatican in decades widened Monday with the pope's butler, arrested for allegedly having confidential documents in his home, agreeing to cooperate with investigators -- raising the specter that higher-ranking ecclesial heads may soon roll...
Tony Blair says he ducked fight with U.K. media (05/29/12)
LONDON -- Former prime minister Tony Blair said Monday that he couldn't stand up to Britain's media tycoons while in power, telling an official media ethics inquiry that doing so could have dragged his administration into a political quagmire. Blair's testimony, briefly interrupted by a heckler who burst into the courtroom to call him a war criminal, shed light on the canny media strategy used to create the "New Labour" image that repackaged his party as more mainstream and business friendly, bringing it back to power after 18 years in opposition.. ...
Russia condemns ally Syria over weekend massacre of 108 people (05/29/12)
BEIRUT -- A weekend massacre of more than 100 people emerged as a potential turning point in the Syrian crisis Monday, galvanizing even staunch ally Russia to take an unusually hard line against President Bashar Assad's government. Analysts said Russia may be warning Assad that he needs to change course or lose Moscow's support, which has been a key layer of protection for the Syrian government during the uprising that began in March 2011...
Moore excels at taking the mound in pressure situations for the Oran baseball team (05/29/12)
Oran junior Kody Moore fills many roles on the Eagles baseball team.
Southeast Missouri State roundup: Parmley earns spot on all-OVC tournament baseball team (05/29/12)
News from around the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics.
Area digest 5/29/12 (05/29/12)
Linda Williams placed first in A flight at the Chip-A-Ways weekly golf outing at Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course. Harriet Martin and Marilyn Turner tied for first in B flight. Bev Wink had the play of the day, while Vickie Howard and Carolyn Blechle tied for lowest putts...
Lynn pitches Cardinals past Braves (05/29/12)
ATLANTA -- Mike Matheny saw a different edge in Lance Lynn as the right-hander approached his second start this year against the Atlanta Braves, the only team to beat him this season. "He had fire in his eyes today," Matheny said. Lynn joined Philadelphia's Cole Hamels as the major leagues' first eight-game winners, and the St. Louis Cardinals extended the Braves' longest losing streak in two years to eight games with an 8-2 victory Monday...
Actress Keira Knightley to wed musician James Righton (05/29/12)
LONDON -- Keira Knightley, the star of "Pirates of the Caribbean," is engaged to marry musician James Righton, her publicist said Friday. Publicist Sara Keene said the couple were not releasing any details of the proposal, and did not have any comment on wedding plans...
Menards full of activities during 9-day grand opening (05/29/12)
Cape Girardeau's newest home improvement retailer Menards is in the midst of a nine-day grand opening. Festivities include celebrity appearances by Missouri athletes, a chain saw-carver, product demonstrations and prize giveaways. St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danario Alexander will sign autographs from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Alexander played for the University of Missouri and made his NFL debut in 2010...
People on the Move 5/29/12 (05/29/12)
Stylists Danielle Cook, Katie Scheper and Stephanie Rodden recently joined the staff of Belladonna Salon & Spa at its City Centre location. The three stylists also completed a sexy updo seminar. Belladonna Salon & Spa has welcomed several new employees to its City Centre location. ...
Retired couples may need $240,000 for health care (05/29/12)
BOSTON -- Couples retiring this year can expect their medical bills throughout retirement to cost 4 percent more than those who retired a year ago, according to an annual projection released Wednesday by Fidelity Investments. The estimated $240,000 that a newly retired couple will need to cover health care expenses reflects the typical pattern of projected annual increases. ...
Wanda Break (05/29/12)
Wanda Marie Break, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the Lutheran Home. Break was born Feb. 2, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, to Louis A. and Radie E. Stacey O'Howell. She graduated from Cape Girardeau Central High School. Wanda and Robert Clarence Break were married June 5, 1947, at Cape Girardeau. He died Nov. 11, 1995...
Lorena Essner (05/29/12)
Lorena Mary Essner, 89, of Kelso, Mo., died May 26, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 28, 1922, in Illmo, to Anton Joseph and Anna Theresa Ostendorf Diebold. She married Vincent Stephen Essner on May 4, 1946, in Kelso...
LeRoy Keller (05/29/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- LeRoy J. Keller, 87, of Perryville died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilation Center in Perryville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 6:30 a.m. until service time Thursday at Young and Sons Funeral Home...
Orilla ‘Rilla' Pobst (05/29/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Orilla "Rilla" Pobst, 84, of Chaffee passed away at the family home Sunday morning, May 27, 2012. Rilla was born in New Hamburg, Mo., on Jan. 8, 1928, to the late Otto and Mamie Westrich Scheeter. She married A.J. Pobst on Sept. 9, 1950, and he survives...
Elode Siebert (05/29/12)
Elode B. Siebert, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Siebert was born June 15, 1923, in Crump, to Bert and Ethel McCullough Brown. She and William A. Siebert were married Dec. 29, 1944, at Tilsit. He preceded her in death Oct. 3. 2009...
Fred Surman Jr. (05/29/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Fred M. Surman Jr., 87, of Chaffee passed away at the family home Sunday, May 27, 2012. Surman was born in Memphis, Tenn., on Jan. 5, 1925, to the late Frederick and Bernice Muns Surman Sr. He married Wanda Potts on Dec. 27, 1947, at Marion, Ark., and she preceded him in death Feb. 7, 2007...
Truman Waldrup (05/29/12)
Truman F. Waldrup, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel, with the Rev. Cecil L. Waldrup and the Rev. Ronald E. Knapp officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors by the Missouri Honors Team...
John Wendling (05/29/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- John R. Wendling, 69, of Anna died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna, with prayer service at 7:30 p.m. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Anna, with Father Federico Higuero officiating. Burial will be in Anna City Cemetery...
Cletus Winkler (05/29/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Cletus T. Winkler, 85, of Perryville died May 27, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Cletus was born April 7, 1927, in Perry County, to Theodore Winkler and Louise Ponder Winkler. He married Anna Leible, who survives, on Oct. 20, 1951, at Apple Creek, Mo...
Births 5/29/12 (05/29/12)
Daughter to Joshua Michael and Stephanie Lynn Boxdorfer of Perryville, Mo., Southeast Hospital, 12:14 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012. Name, Brielle Ann. Weight, 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Fourth child, third daughter. Mrs. Boxdorfer is the former Stephanie Brown, daughter of Scott and Jan Brown of Perryville. She is office manager at United Enterprises Inc. Boxdorfer is the son of Alan and Linda Boxdorfer of Perryville. He is a signal maintainer with Union Pacific Railroad...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/29/12 (05/29/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Cape Girardeau fire report 5/29/12 (05/29/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson police and fire report 5/29/12 (05/29/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Out of the past 5/29/12 (05/29/12)
The city council is being urged to delay action on a proposed stormwater management ordinance in favor of developing a comprehensive stormwater plan for the community; about 20 architects, engineers, developers, real estate agents and Cape LaCroix/Walker Creek Levee District officials offered that advice at a hearing on the proposed ordinance yesterday...
Remembering Joplin (05/29/12)
Last week Joplin, Mo., recognized its anniversary of the devastating tornado that killed 161 people and injured hundreds of others. It was an emotional time to not only remember all that was lost, but also to celebrate so much of the rebuilding that has been done in the year since the disaster...
Speak Out 5/29/12 (05/29/12)
Ladies would some of you give some feedback? What do you do with all the little slivers of soap that you have left over? Weekly, we must have three or four because we run through them a lot. It seems a waste to throw all those little pieces out and I know people used to know what to do with those, but I am at a loss. Would somebody please call in and tell me what they do with theirs?...
Prayer 5/29/12 (05/29/12)
O God, may you continue to bless us and make your face shine upon us. Amen.
Southeast Missouri native performs in China (05/29/12)
Southeast Missouri native Andrew Alberson traveled to China recently to perform in the Summer Love Music Festival in Chengdu. He accompanied New York City performance artist Renee Cole as a dancer for the showcase. The appearance included a six song production with live singing by Cole, where Alberson and three others danced routines based on the stylings of highly renowned choreographer Laurieann Gibson...
Our hero (05/29/12)
My wife's family and I would like to thank the person or persons whom about 2 years ago, dumped a border collie in the 100 degree heat, at out home on county road 227 in Cape Girardeau. Because, he(Jack) turned out to be a life saver! He saved my wife's life on April 15, 2012. ...
Golf tournament benefits Perryville athletics (05/29/12)
There's still time to sign up for the annual Pirate Athletic Club Golf Tournament, which funds many projects for the athletic programs at the Perry County School District 32. PAC will host its annual fundraising golf outing on Friday, June 8. Tee times are 7 am and 12:15 pm at Perryville Country Club. ...
Safety is top priority for Soldiers in Honduras (05/29/12)
ORIENTE, Honduras -- When you are in the U.S. military, you never know where Uncle Sam might send you. For some National Guard and Reserve units, Soldiers have found themselves working on construction sites in Honduras for the Beyond the Horizon 2012 exercise...
Missouri Guardsman serving in Honduras is new fath (05/29/12)
NACO, Honduras -- A Missouri National Guardsman participating in Beyond the Horizon 2012 returned home to St. Louis earlier this month for the birth of his first child. Capt. Michael Paluczak, the operations and executive officer for BTH Honduras and a combat engineer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1140th Engineer Battalion in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and his wife have a new son...
Guardsman serves on Beyond the Horizons mission (05/29/12)
NACO, Honduras -- A Missouri Army National Guardsman is serving as the personnel officer for Beyond the Horizon 2012 Honduras, a civil-military operation that is dedicated to working together with the Hondurans. Missouri National Guardsmen from the 1140th Engineer Battalion, in Cape Girardeau, are constructing and renovating two clinics and three schools from April to July 2012...
Flat Katelyn helps student stay in touch (05/29/12)
You've heard of Flat Stanley. He's a character that children draw and color on paper then cut out and mail to other classrooms around the world. The students take Flat Stanley on outings and exchange letters outlining Flat Stanley's adventures. While Flat Stanley is very popular, he's had to make room for a new character at Perryville Elementary School -- Flat Katelyn. ...
Memorial Day Sweetie (05/29/12)
My daughter Madison takes time out of her Memorial Day pool time to smile for the camera!
North Cape County park on Memorial Day (05/29/12)
Flags in Cape County park
When you get cold, just grab a blanket (05/29/12)
Our Boxer pup Rosalee taking it easy and comfortably with her blanket!!
Good Samaritan: Employees at Red Lobster (05/29/12)
Red Lobster to the Rescue! On Saturday, May 26, I had a nice dinner with my parents and sisters at our local Red Lobster in Cape Girardeau. I was babysitting my 3 month old grandson, Seth. When leaving, I inadvertently locked Seth in my car. It was very hot outside...
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