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Stories from Sunday, July 22, 2012

Record heat helps push Southeast Missouri over ozone threshold (07/22/12)
Southeast Missouri isn't alone when it comes to recent ozone standard violations.
Rick Springfield performs benefit concert (07/22/12)
Rick Springfield was center stage for a birthday celebration in memory of Sahara "Hoops" Aldridge on Saturday night at the River Campus' Bedell Performance Hall. Amy and Shannon Adridge, Sahara's parents, took the stage during the concert's opening ceremony...
Brandom: Longer political experience means more effective leadership (07/22/12)
The political bug first bit Ellen Brandom when she volunteered for a congressman from her home state of Illinois. As a high school student in Quincy, Brandom worked for U.S. Rep. Paul Findley, the 11-term congressman known as a strong advocate for the farmers of his district. Brandom saw her interest in current events take shape...
Wallingford says he would bring diverse background, strong faith (07/22/12)
For Wayne Wallingford, the moment came four decades ago when he was a young Air Force officer staring down a 5,000-pound missile in the skies over North Vietnam. It was the height of the so-called "Christmas bombings," a massive air campaign that called for American B-52s and fighter bombers to drop more than 20,000 tons of explosives on the cities of Hanoi and Haiphong. ...
Gordonville residents incensed at sewer rate increase (07/22/12)
Gordonville residents greeted the news of a sewer rate increase Friday night with exasperation and disbelief, questioning how a barely three-year-old wastewater treatment facility that is costing them $2.5 million is already in need of replacement parts, repairs and a growing list of maintenance projects...
Cape schools prepare for enforcing new dress code (07/22/12)
Lists of classroom supplies aren't the only guides Cape Girardeau public school students and parents are looking to as they prepare to return to classes in less than a month. The first day back this year may require some extra checks in the mirror. A new student dress code will be enforced Aug. ...
Sikeston man accused of receiving marijuana in mail (07/22/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- An observant postal employee led law enforcement to the arrest of a Sikeston man and the discovery of more than two pounds of marijuana. On July 11, a postal worker thought a package was suspicious and reported it to the SEMO Drug Task Force, according to Lt. Jim McMillen, public information officer with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety...
Strong turnout may turn candidates picnic into annual event (07/22/12)
A pack of Republican candidates made Cape County Park a stop Saturday on the campaign trail during one of the final weekends leading up to August's primary election. Organizers of the Southeast Missouri Pachyderms' "Meet the Candidates" picnic said the turnout for the event may prompt them to hold it annually. ...
SEMO opens new biofuels research field in Sikeston (07/22/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri may not only be the future home of biomass production and technology; it will also be the source for those versed in it. Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Agriculture hosted a grand opening ceremony for its Biomass/Biofuels Research and Demonstration Field at Southeast's Sikeston campus Thursday morning. ...
Cape County public administrator race profiles (07/22/12)
We talked to all 14 candidates in the race for Cape Girardeau County Public Administrator to get information on their qualifications, background and priorities if elected. Check out our profile of the public administrator race by clicking here...
Two people seriously injured in one-car crash (07/22/12)
Two people were seriously injured in a one-car crash Saturday in Cape Girardeau County. According the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Nicole Ward, 24, of Dexter, Mo., was driving a 2008 Nissan Sentra southbound on Route P one mile north of Randles when her car drove off the right side of the road and struck a culvert...
Police investigating two incidents of theft at Jackson Hardee's (07/22/12)
Jackson police are investigating two reports of missing cash from Hardee's at 421 E. Jackson Blvd. Jackson Police Department public information officer Lt. Rodney Barnes said the incidents occurred earlier this month and are under investigation. A "couple thousand dollars" is missing and there is no evidence at this time of a break-in, he said...
Head-on collision kills one, injures seven (07/22/12)
One man was killed Saturday morning in a head-on collision in Madison County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. David Gianes, 27, of Patton, Mo. was driving a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire westbound on Highway 72 when he crossed the center line and hit a 2008 GMC Yukon, driven by Anna Hillburn, 18, of Kennett, Mo., head-on...
Route A in Perry County reduced for bridge repairs (07/22/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route A between County Road 424 and County Road 422 in Perry County will continue to be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge maintenance. Weather permitting, the work will take place Monday through Aug. 2, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
I-55 in Pemiscot County reduced for pavement work (07/22/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- North- and southbound Interstate 55 from Route T to Route U in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews resurface the highway. Weather permitting, the work will be done Wednesday and Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Man charged with assault in car wreck (07/22/12)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A 24-year-old Dexter man has been charged with assault, the result of a wreck that occurred on Two Mile Road in Dexter. Stewart J. Barney was charged Thursday with second-degree vehicular assault for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, resulting in injury...
Club news 7/22/12 (07/22/12)
Special guests at the July 11 meeting were Clarie Herbst and Chleo LeGrand, Girls State attendees. Both girls shared their activities of the week and expressed their appreciation for the privilege of attending the informatinal and educational week, where lasting friendships were made. Edna Smith has served as chairwoman for the Girls State program and asked someone to serve with her. Jane Grojean volunteered to co-chair this program with Smith...
Nixon seeks to allow Mo. farmers to graze animals (07/22/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Nixon is urging Missouri soil and water districts to allow farmers to briefly graze their animals on livestock exclusion areas. Nixon said Friday the drought and heat is causing a severe strain on Missouri farmers...
Robbers take SUV, wheelchair wheels (07/22/12)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis police are searching for two men who robbed a handicapped man of his SUV -- and the wheels off his wheelchair. Christopher McClendon was driving to pick up his girlfriend Thursday morning when he stopped to check a bad axle. Two men approached. One stuck a gun through the driver's side window of his specially equipped 1999 Mercedes ML320 and ordered him to get out...
Today in History (07/22/12)
Today is Sunday, July 22, the 204th day of 2012. There are 162 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln presented to his Cabinet a preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation...
NAACP develops HIV manual for black churches (07/22/12)
WASHINGTON -- Houston pastor Timothy W. Sloan has felt for years that he needed to talk about HIV and AIDS with his congregation. But he worried the 3,000 mostly African-American parishioners at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Humble, Texas, could be offended and leave the church or curtail their giving...
Troops march in San Diego gay parade (07/22/12)
SAN DIEGO -- Some of the loudest cheers Saturday at San Diego's gay pride parade were for active-duty troops marching in military dress, the first time that U.S. service members participated in such an event while in full uniform. Dozens of soldiers, sailors and Marines marched alongside an old Army truck decorated with a "Freedom to Serve" banner and a rainbow flag. ...
Air Force instructor sentenced to 20 years for rape, sexual assault (07/22/12)
SAN ANTONIO -- An Air Force instructor was sentenced to 20 years in prison Saturday, after being convicted of rape and sexual assault in a sweeping sex scandal that rocked one of the nation's busiest military training centers. A military jury at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio found Staff Sgt. ...
Study: Private student loans parallel subprime (07/22/12)
WASHINGTON -- Risky lending caused private student loan debt to balloon in the past decade, leaving many Americans struggling to pay off loans that they can't afford, a government study says. Private lenders gave out money without considering whether borrowers would repay, then bundled and resold the loans to investors to avoid losing money when students defaulted, according to the study released Friday...
Norway's tolerance tested on massacre anniversary (07/22/12)
OSLO, Norway -- Norway's commitment to face xenophobia with tolerance on the first anniversary of bomb and gun attacks by a confessed right-wing killer is being put to the test by hostile reactions to an influx of Gypsies from Eastern Europe. Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg says he has been disturbed by the tone of the debate over the small camps of makeshift huts set up by Gypsies in Oslo and other Norwegian cities...
Upheaval of Indians bares Colombia's nagging conflict (07/22/12)
TORIBIO, Colombia -- One of the stiffest blows in years to the prestige of Colombia's military wasn't inflicted by its leftist rebel foes and didn't claim a single soldier's life. It was dealt by a relatively diminutive people called the Nasa who marched furiously up to the top of a 7,500-foot peak last week and forcibly dislodged a clutch of soldiers from a strategic outpost...
Syria revolt reaches into Aleppo; rebels target cities (07/22/12)
BEIRUT -- Riding a wave of momentum, Syrian rebels made a run on Aleppo on Saturday in some of the fiercest fighting seen in the country's largest city, which has been a key bastion of support for President Bashar Assad over the course of the 17-month-old uprising...
Cape, Jackson will decide Senior American Legion district championship (07/22/12)
Both teams will play in this week's Senior American Legion Zone 4 tournament
Cape eliminates Dunklin County from Senior American Legion district tournament (07/22/12)
Post 63 defeated the district's top-seeded team 4-2
Jackson jumps on Cape errors in Senior American Legion district opener (07/22/12)
Post 158 scored 10 unearned runs in a 15-4 victory in the first round of the district tourney
Plaza Tire sweeps pair, stays unbeaten at home (07/22/12)
The Plaza Tire Capahas continued to sizzle at home Saturday. The Capahas swept a doubleheader from the Little Rock (Ark.) Rangers in the first-ever meeting between the teams. Manager Jess Bolen's squad captured the opener 4-1 and rolled 21-0 in the nightcap. Both games were seven innings...
Cards rip Cubs with 12 runs in 7th inning (07/22/12)
St. Louis did all the game's scoring in one inning By R.B. Fallstrom The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals totaled 15 runs in their six-game trip to open the second half. They threatened that total in a single inning against the Chicago Cubs...
Adopt Bruno (07/22/12)
Bruno is an 8-year-old mastiff mix. Bruno is available for adoption at the Humane Society, 334-5837.
Adopt Luna (07/22/12)
Luna is a 1-year-old Jack Russell mix. She would make a great family dog. Luna has been obedience trained so she does know basic comands. She is also housebroken. For more information, contact Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary at 243-9823.
Your Generosity 7/22/12 (07/22/12)
The Missouri Dental Association Foundation received a $45,000 contribution to support Missouri Mission of Mercy, a large-scale dental clinic scheduled for May 3 and 4 at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. The grant will work to provide free oral health care to 2,200 to 2,400 Missourians who cannot otherwise afford such care. ...
Ministry a family legacy for Cape pastor (07/22/12)
The Rev. Jeremy Clayton, senior pastor at Cape Community Church in Cape Girardeau, comes from a family of ministers. Having tried to model himself after these men in his ministry, Clayton said he's realized that God has called him to be himself, not someone else. Clayton shares more about his faith and Cape Community Church in this week's Ministry Focus...
Olympic fever hits (07/22/12)
By Gary Clothier United Features Syndicate Question: The modern Olympics were first held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. My question is about the original, ancient Olympic Games: Who was the first champion? H.L., Chandler, Ariz. Answer: The first Olympic champion in recorded history was a naked runner, Coroebus of Elis. Coroebus was a baker who won the sole event at the Olympics, the stadion, a sprint the length of the stadium...
Pet of the Week (07/22/12)
PET NAME: Cracker OWNERS: Chris and Eric Mackinnon ABOUT CRACKER: Cracker loves to cool off in a hot day in the iron tub. ...
Award/Accomplishments 7/22/12 (07/22/12)
Calling him a "hometown hero," Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder presented the Lieutenant Governor's Veterans Service Award to Southeast Hospital volunteer Richard Cornwell, a U.S. Marine Corps and the Navy veteran, of Cape Girardeau at a ceremony July 16. SoutheastHEALTH president and CEO Wayne Smith kicked off the ceremony in the hospital board room, which was attended by members of Cornwell's family, and numerous volunteers and hospital employees. ...
FYI 7/22/12 (07/22/12)
This is a list of upcoming blood drives for the remainder of July by county. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org. St. Paul Lutheran Church, 223 W. Adams St. in Jackson, is hosting a "Christmas in July" rummage sale/fundraiser to support the church's mission outreach program. ...
Growing Strong: Missouri Division of Youth Services gardening project helps young people (07/22/12)
Officials with the Missouri Division of Youth Services want the community to see the progress being made by students in the program. "Our mission is to have the boys return back to the community better people than they were when they came here," said Anthony Pulliam, youth facilities manager for the Cape Girardeau office...
Doing everything for God and God alone (07/22/12)
I'm used to doing things with a goal in mind. I like understanding how what I'm doing at this moment in my life fits into something bigger, how it reaches toward a dream I have for the future or how it loves God's people. It makes me feel important, hopeful and purposeful, and I like feeling like that...
Things that make you go hmmm ... (07/22/12)
Arsenio Hall, the most recent "Celebrity Apprentice" winner as per Donald Trump, used to have a wildly successful late-night talk show -- one that may have hastened Johnny Carson's 1992 retirement from the genre. Hall, the Ohio-born son of a Baptist minister (which helps explain Hall's dead-on impersonation of a pastor in the 1988 film "Coming to America"), used to employ a phrase on his eponymous program that often springs to my mind. ...
Mixing things up with varieties of salads (07/22/12)
Our daughter Lexie loves salads and she likes trying all kinds of unusual combinations of ingredients. She certainly is adventurous when it comes to trying new foods and food combinations. With salads, she will put together just about anything and it always comes out just right...
Saving your plants from dying in the heat (07/22/12)
Last year we were flooded in the spring. This year spring came early. Then Mother Nature turned off the rain spigot and turned on the summer furnace. During all of this the population of voracious Japanese beetles continued to increase and devour roots, flowers and leaves. What's a plant to do?...
Drought affects plants and animals (07/22/12)
In times of excessive heat and drought like we are currently experiencing, many wild animals and plants come under exceptional stress. In this photo I've captured a male American goldfinch sitting on a drooping sunflower. The yellow petals of the flower have prematurely wilted because of lack of rain...
'The Girl from Ipanema' turns 50 (07/22/12)
RIO DE JANEIRO -- "Tall and tan and young and lovely ..." You've heard of her. The Girl from Ipanema. You might have come across the bossa nova classic while on hold on the phone, during a long elevator ride, or in a cafe in Beirut or Bangkok -- but you've heard it. It's been recorded by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Amy Winehouse, and survived bad lounge singers and Muzak incarnations to become, according to Performing Songwriter magazine, the second most recorded song in the world...
Police: Colo. suspect planned attack for months (07/22/12)
AURORA, Colo. -- The Colorado shooting suspect planned the rampage that killed 12 midnight moviegoers with "calculation and deliberation," police said Saturday, receiving deliveries for months that authorities believe armed him for battle and were used to rig his apartment with dozens of bombs...
Joyce Clark (07/22/12)
Joyce Rovena Clark, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, July 20, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. She was born Jan. 5, 1917, in Bell City, Mo., to James Oliver and Vina Belle Leazenby Christy. She and Glover W. "Dub" Clark were married March 21, 1933, at Benton, Mo. He died Oct. 5, 1999...
Linda Sadler (07/22/12)
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. — Linda J. Sadler, 60, of Wappapello, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Friday, July 20, 2012, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Births 7/22/12 (07/22/12)
Daughter to Joseph Charles and Nicole Rose Skaggs of Marble Hill, Mo., Southeast Hospital, 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Name, Jaylen Rose. Weight, 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Mrs. Skaggs is the former Nicole Martin, daughter of Larry Martin and Vickie Colgate of Marble Hill. Skaggs is the son of Alanna Skaggs and Joseph L. Skaggs of Scopus, Mo. He is employed by ARI in Jackson...
Trower - Vanpool (07/22/12)
Joelle Trower and Branden Vanpool were married June 23, 2012, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. David Hulshof performed the ceremony. Lenny Kuper was pianist and Collin Andersson was vocalist, both of Cape Girardeau...
Rahenkamp - Busby (07/22/12)
Ann and Keith Ballard of Mesa, Ariz., announce the engagement of their daughter, Debra Rahenkamp of Phoenix, Ariz., to Eric A. Busby of Tucson, Ariz. He is the son of Michael and Merrie Busby of Cape Girardeau. Rahenkamp is a 2002 graduate of Petaluma High School in Petaluma, Calif., and attended Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, Calif. She is a receptionist at Animal Hospital of Laveen, and owns a pet sitting business in the Phoenix area...
Felty - Pender (07/22/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Martha Felty of Chaffee announces the engagement of her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Felty, to Christopher Paul Pender. He is the son of Paul and Lillian Pender of Millersville. Felty is also the daughter of the late Steve Felty. Felty is a graduate of Chaffee High School. She is employed at Southeast Obstetrics and Gynecology...
Buchheit - Kabe (07/22/12)
BIEHLE, Mo. -- Kenneth and Rhonda Buchheit of Biehle announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Buchheit, to Pritam Kabe of Washington, D.C. He is the son of Meena Kabe of Bombay, India, and the late Sudhir Kabe. Buchheit is a 1995 graduate of St. ...
Bierer - Hahs (07/22/12)
David and Melissa Bierer of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Bierer, to Austin Linn Hahs. He is the son of Jeff and Anita Hahs of Oak Ridge. Bierer received a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2012. She is a fourth grade teacher with Jackson School District...
Cannon - Hayward (07/22/12)
Christopher and Pamela Cannon of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Danielle Cannon, to Jacob Michael Hayward, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Michael and Christine Hayward of Maquoketa, Iowa. Cannon is a 2009 graduate of Central High School. She is a graphic design student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis...
Matthews - Lorberg (07/22/12)
Jim and Debbie Matthews of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Ann Matthews, to Jeffrey Tyler Lorberg. He is the son of Jeff and DeAnn Lorberg of Gordonville. Matthews is a 2007 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 2011. She is business development representative at Bank of Missouri...
Ewbank - 50 Years, Claypool - 50 Years (07/22/12)
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ewbank of Cape Girardeau and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Claypool of Estes Park, Colo., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversaries by renewing their vows July 8, 2012, in a double ceremony on board a cruise ship to Alaska. The women are twins, and both have two children and four grandchildren...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/22/12 (07/22/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/22/12 (07/22/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Jackson police report 7/22/12 (07/22/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 7/22/12 (07/22/12)
The "Spirit of Southeast," Southeast Missouri Hospital's new Bell Long Ranger II air ambulance helicopter, paid a visit to Scott City yesterday to meet with police and emergency medical personnel there and the North Scott County Ambulance Service; the air ambulance service is scheduled to begin Aug. 3...
My great-grandfather built that (07/22/12)
This past week, President Obama made this statement at an event speech: "If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." It has been argued that this statement has been misconstrued. From my vantage point it is crystal clear what the message is and that there is no other way you can interpret it...
Right to pray (07/22/12)
A ballot initiative to appear on August's ballot aims to preserve the U.S. Constitutional right to pray in public places. It reads: Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to ensure: n That the right of Missouri citizens to express their religious beliefs shall not be infringed;...
USPS provides valuable service (07/22/12)
The U.S. Postal Service plays an important role in keeping Americans connected. The Postal Service provides a critical link for American commerce, and in particular, for small businesses that use it to connect with customers. As a small-business owner, I'm concerned about changes being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives that would reduce postal services I rely upon to run my business...
Speak Out 7/22/12 (07/22/12)
I think Barack Obama needs to reclassify who is actually poor in this country. Let me see: I work and there are sometimes when I have to go without things because I can't afford it, but I know people who are on welfare and disability. Let's see what they have: free housing, free food, free electric and they have already got free health care. And now they've got free cellphones. So, who exactly is poor?...
Prayer 7/22/12 (07/22/12)
Lord Jesus, our Messiah, thank you for grace greater than all our sins. Amen.
Hot Summer day (07/22/12)
Come on pool Hog Move over and let me in too its Hot out here!
Roman Ruins (07/22/12)
This photo shows the ruins of the Roman agora in Phillipi. The taller structure in the background is the ruins of a Byzantine church from the 6th centruy A.D. In the distance is the plain where Octavian and Anthony defeated Brutus and Cassius in 42 B.C...
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