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Stories from Thursday, February 28, 2008

State gives $70k for Common Pleas Courthouse work (02/28/08)
Gov. Matt Blunt swept into the second-floor courtroom at 1:11 p.m. and was introduced by Cape Girardeau's somewhat breathless mayor. Jay Knudtson opened the ceremony by joking that Blunt's delay -- he was 40 minutes late -- was clearly the fault of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich...
Poplar Bluff man wins $1 million in lottery (02/28/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Brent House of Poplar Bluff is $1 million richer after winning a Missouri Lottery scratch-off game. The 33-year-old House claimed one of 16 prizes on the lottery's "4 Million Dollar Cash Bonanza" on Tuesday, according to a news release sent out by the Missouri Lottery...
Charleston boy dies in ATV accident (02/28/08)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A four-wheeler accident involving a 10-year-old boy is under investigation in Mississippi County. According to Mississippi County Coroner Terry A. Parker, 10-year-old Andrew R. Shelby and a friend were riding a four-wheeler Wednesday afternoon near the boy's home outside of East Prairie when it overturned, pinning both children under it...
Perryville man charged with statutory rape (02/28/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Steven L. Unterreiner, 18, of Perryville, was charged Tuesday with three counts of statutory rape with a person under 14 years old. The incident was reported to the sheriff's office on Dec. 16, according to Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf...
Highway 51 between Highway FF and Highway 34 now reopened (02/28/08)
Highway 51 between Highway FF and Highway 34 in Bollinger County has now reopened following a closure this morning. The Missouri Department of Transportation sent out a news release this morning saying Highway 51 in Bollinger County was closed due to an accident.
United Way seeks nominations for volunteer efforts (02/28/08)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri is seeking nominations for awards that recognize outstanding volunteer efforts. The information below is lifted directly from a United Way news release about the nominations.
Charge filed in Feb. 14 death (02/28/08)
Tuesday night, a coroner's jury decided Steven R. Julian, a state fugitive investigator, committed a felony when he shot Zachary C. Snyder while trying to place him in custody. Wednesday morning, Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle acted on that decision, charging the 46-year-old investigator with involuntary manslaughter...
Cape bust nets nine pounds of marijuana (02/28/08)
A Cape Girardeau man faces drug charges after police seized 9 pounds of marijuana Wednesday. Corey Martin, 29, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. The first charge carries a sentence of five to 15 years in prison; the second charge carries a penalty of one day to one year in the county jail or up to $1,000 in fines. Martin posted a $50,000 bond Wednesday...
More students across Missouri getting free or reduced-price lunches (02/28/08)
The number of children receiving free or reduced-price lunches is steadily increasing, data from the Citizens for Missouri's Children shows. The increase worries some health officials, who link reliance on the food program to poverty and limited health-care access...
Marquette facing foreclosure (02/28/08)
The Marquette Tower and Marquette Centre in Cape Girardeau, home to several state offices and the recipient of a taxpayer-supported makeover, faces foreclosure within three weeks. In a legal notice printed Wednesday in the Southeast Missourian, SMF Registered Services Inc. announced that the buildings will go up for auction March 20 because of "default in the payment of debt and performance of obligations."...
Coty, the coatimundi moves to Fort Worth (02/28/08)
Terri Degenhardt, right, took a break from feeding Coty, the coatimundi she has looked after for the past month, Thursday morning, February 28, 2008, to explain his behaviors to pilot Bill Dunn as Humane Society Director Cheryle Dillon watched the animal on the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport tarmac. ...
Cape hires help for storm debris cleanup (02/28/08)
After barely making a dent in debris pickup using all available resources, the city of Cape Girardeau hired a contractor. On Wednesday, Marriott Logging collected 1,200 cubic yards of debris from the city's south side. Steve Cook, the city's assistant public works director, said his crews managed to get 600 cubic yards, using every truck possible...
Bowers case gets change of venue (02/28/08)
Marcus Bowers, the Scott City man facing murder charges in a September killing, was granted a change of venue at a hearing Wednesday. The case will be heard in Butler County. Bowers, 18, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the death of Stanley F. Hagan...
Gas could hit $3.50 in Missouri by May (02/28/08)
Gas prices crept up on and passed $3 a gallon at many area stations in the past two weeks, but the climb isn't over. With crude oil trading for more than $100 a barrel and the traditional time of year for higher prices coming up, experts are saying the cost of a gallon of regular gasoline could reach an average of $3.75 to $4 nationwide. ...
Cancer Gala gets bigger with a Big Apple theme (02/28/08)
This year's Cancer Gala, with the theme "I Love NY," will be Saturday at the Arena Building. "The Central Park theme, loaded with spring flowers -- tulips, hydrangeas and forsythia -- will be on the main floor," said Mike Erzfeld of Custom Events, the decorator for the gala...
Buck recognized with Outstanding Missourian award (02/28/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Speaker of the House Rod Jetton, R-Marble Hill, and Rep. Ellen Brandom, D-Sikeston, recently honored Judy Buck, director of the Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston satellite campus of Southeast Missouri State University, with the Outstanding Missourian award...
Department of Conservation, master gardeners team up for native plant seminar (02/28/08)
The spring native plant seminar, held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8 at the Conservation Campus Nature Center, marks another year of partnership between Cape Girardeau County master gardeners and the Missouri Department of Conservation. In 2006 the venue was changed from the Missouri Extension Center in Jackson to the current location because the Nature Center offered more space for activities in an environment well-suited for native plants...
Fish, shrimp dinner set (02/28/08)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- A fish and shrimp dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus hall in Leopold. Bingo and a shooting match will follow the meal. -- From staff reports
Community digest 2/28/08 (02/28/08)
Domestic violence task force meets today The Domestic Violence Task Force will meet today at the VFW Hall in Cape Girardeau. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. may be ordered from the menu. Safe at Home training will begin at noon. The goal of the Safe at Home program is to help survivors of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault or stalking, who have relocated or are about to relocate, in their effort to keep their assailants from finding them. ...
Wyoming man charged with 13 felonies (02/28/08)
A late night traffic stop Tuesday led to the arrest of a Wyoming man charged with 13 felonies. Dustin Hicks, 21, of Cheyenne, Wyo., was arrested by the Scott County Sheriff's Department on 13 felony warrants, including two counts of burglary, seven counts of second-degree assault, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, one count of felony stealing and armed criminal action. ...
Official upset by length of power outage (02/28/08)
DEXTER, Mo. -- SEMO Electric Cooperative's response -- or lack thereof according to Stoddard County Ambulance District director David Cooper -- to the recent ice storm that left thousands in Stoddard County without power was the main topic at Tuesday's Stoddard County Ambulance District board of directors meeting...
Ill., Mo. unveil long-awaited accord on new Mississippi River bridge (02/28/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri and Illinois ended years of bickering Thursday over how to pay for a new Mississippi River bridge and at what cost, announcing a deal for a new four-lane, $640 million span meant to ease congestion at one of the nation's busiest crossings...
Firefighters find 3 dead in burning house near West Plains (02/28/08)
WEST PLAINS, Mo. (AP) -- Three people are dead after a house fire near West Plains. The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze that was reported to just before 1 a.m. Thursday. Howell County fire crews found three bodies inside the house just north of West Plains...
'Ozark Jubilee' guitarist Haworth dies at 85 (02/28/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Herschel "Speedy" Haworth Jr., who played lead guitar on the 1950s country music show "Ozark Jubilee" and had hits with the original Porter Wagoner Trio, has died at age 85. Haworth, 85, died early Tuesday in his Springfield home with his wife and daughter at his side, the family said. The singer and guitarist had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and last year broke his hip...
Busch Entertainment plans 4 theme parks in Dubai (02/28/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The entertainment division of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. plans to expand outside the U.S. for the first time by opening four theme parks in Dubai, the fast-growing tourist destination in the Middle East. Busch Entertainment Corp. will partner with Dubai developer Nakheel to create the Worlds of Discovery -- a complex that will include SeaWorld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove...
Red Cross launches new program in St. Louis to prepare for emergencies (02/28/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The American Red Cross is introducing a new emergency preparedness program in St. Louis, with plans to extend it nationally within about two years. Businesses, schools and organizations register online to take part in the Ready Rating program. They use tools provided by the Red Cross to assess their disaster vulnerabilities and put together an emergency response plan...
KC medical examiner rules child's death a homicide (02/28/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City police say the death of a 2-year-old boy found not breathing at an Olathe, Kan., home was a homicide. Police Thursday said the medical examiner ruled that Keyaun James of Olathe died of blunt force trauma. Detectives from Kansas City and Olathe police met Wednesday to determine where the boy died...
Warrenton man accused of sexually assaulting woman showing him apartment (02/28/08)
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) -- A Warren County man faces charges of forcible sodomy and armed criminal action for allegedly assaulting a woman showing him an apartment for rent. Michael Allen Sutton of Warrenton is held on $200,000 cash-only bond after being charged Wednesday. He is 33...
Man tried for 2004 killing of KC-area couple (02/28/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A jury is hearing testimony in the trial of a 30-year-old man accused of killing a Kansas City-area couple at the business they had operated for 40 years. Kellen McKinney is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and other charges in the Oct. 20, 2004, stabbing deaths of John and Mildred Caylor. A friend saw the couple's bloody bodies through the window of the Caylors' Bible and Music Store in Raytown and called police...
Police: Kirkwood shooter used stolen gun (02/28/08)
KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- The man who killed five people at Kirkwood City Hall used a stolen gun. Police have no idea where Charles Lee "Cookie" Thornton got the weapon. Thornton killed two police officers, two members of the city council and the public works director in a rampage at a council meeting earlier this month...
Ill., Mo. unveil long-awaited deal on Mississippi River bridge (02/28/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri and Illinois ended years of bickering over how to pay for a new Mississippi River bridge Thursday, announcing a deal for a new four-lane, $640 million span meant to ease congestion at one of the nation's busiest crossings...
Bill would bar lawyers from yelling at children in court (02/28/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers are considering legislation designed to help child witnesses testify in court by granting them special privileges and restricting lawyers' behavior. Rep. Bob Dixon said Wednesday that courts can be scary for adults who understand the process and that numerous states have worked to make children more comfortable...
Arnold, Mo., sued over use of red-light cameras (02/28/08)
ARNOLD, Mo. -- The first Missouri community to install red-light cameras is now facing a federal lawsuit. The suit against Arnold in Jefferson County was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. It seeks to outlaw the system that a growing number of communities see as a safety tool -- but which critics see as a way to generate money...
Investors pare gains after caps on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac lifted (02/28/08)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street finished mixed in another seesaw session Wednesday after regulators allowed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to buy more mortgages. Investors pared the market's gains after both developments had initially boosted confidence amid increasing signs of a slowing economy. Wall Street has in recent months grappled with concerns about rising prices, a weaker dollar and continued turmoil in the credit markets...
House passes $18 billion in new taxes on biggest oil companies (02/28/08)
WASHINGTON -- The House approved $18 billion in new taxes on the largest oil companies Wednesday as Democrats cited record oil prices and rising gasoline costs in a time of economic troubles. The money collected over 10 years would provide tax breaks for wind, solar and other alternative energy sources and for energy conservation. ...
Fed chief pledges to cut rates to shore up economy (02/28/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve is ready to lower interest rates again to brace the economy even as zooming oil prices spread inflation, chairman Ben Bernanke signaled to Congress on Wednesday. He is fighting to keep the economy afloat after blows from the housing and credit crises, while trying to contain inflation...
Humane Society sues USDA over downer cow rules after beef recall (02/28/08)
LOS ANGELES -- The Humane Society sued the federal government Wednesday over what it said is a legal loophole that allows sick or crippled cattle, called "downers," into the food supply. A U.S. Department of Agriculture rule change made in July allows some downer cows into the food supply, the Humane Society of the United States alleges in its lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C...
Obama fights false links to Islam, denounces Louis Farrakhan's views (02/28/08)
WASHINGTON -- For Barack Obama, it is an ember he has doused time and again, only to see it flicker anew:~ The Democratic candidate says he's a Christian who took the oath of office on a family Bible links to Islam fanned by false rumors, innuendo and association...
John McCain mocks Obama's remarks about al-Qaida in Iraq (02/28/08)
TYLER, Texas -- Republican presidential hopeful John McCain mocked Democrat Barack Obama on Wednesday for he saying he would take action as president "if al-Qaida is forming a base in Iraq." "When you examine that statement, it's pretty remarkable," McCain told a crowd in Tyler, Texas...
New Orleans mayor orders barrack built to break up homeless camp (02/28/08)
NEW ORLEANS -- Since Hurricane Katrina flooded his home 30 months ago, Donald Collins said, he has fled to an evacuation center, huddled in an abandoned house and lived in a tent outside city hall. Eventually the former sanitation worker migrated to a downtown underpass where crack sales and clothing donations seem equally common...
Video shows students humiliating black staff at South African university (02/28/08)
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- A video made by white students showing black university employees duped into eating food that had been urinated on has prompted angry protests and criticism that racism remains entrenched in South Africa. The video, which was made last year and surfaced this week, depicted a mock initiation ceremony into a campus residence, with black cleaners portraying students. They were shown on their knees eating food, but were not told about the urine...
Israeli airstrikes kill 10 in Gaza (02/28/08)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli aircraft blasted Hamas government offices and metal shops late Wednesday, killing a baby and wounding more than 30 people in a retaliatory strike after a militant rocket killed an Israeli college student. The bloodshed fed worries about a new outbreak of heavy fighting between the Israeli army and militants in the Gaza Strip...
Colombian rebels free four more hostages (02/28/08)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Colombian rebels freed four lawmakers Wednesday after six years of captivity, the guerrillas' second hostage release this year as they seek to persuade the international community to strike them from lists of terrorist groups...
Webster Groves eliminates Jackson boys in Class 5 sectional (02/28/08)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- The Webster Groves High School boys basketball team pretty well had its way from start to finish during a December meeting with Jackson. That wasn't quite the case Wednesday night as the Indians hung within striking distance of the Statesmen for a good portion of the Class 5 sectional...
Notre Dame scores first 39 points in 75-32 sectional rout (02/28/08)
PARK HILLS, Mo. -- The Notre Dame student section confidently proclaimed the Bulldogs the victor over De Soto even before the opening tip of the Class 4 boys sectional basketball contest Wednesday night at Mineral Area College. "It's all over," the section chanted as they watched the Bulldogs and Dragons perform their pre-game warmups...
Jackson promotes Hitt to head football coach (02/28/08)
Van Hitt, an assistant football coach at Jackson High School since 1979, was named the Indians head coach Wednesday. Hitt replaces Carl Gross, who retired Jan. 24 after leading the Indians to eight district titles over 19 seasons. Hitt, a 1965 graduate of Jackson and a former football player at Southeast Missouri State University, has been the Indians' defensive coordinator for 19 seasons...
Redhawks must beat Samford to keep tourney hopes alive (02/28/08)
A win tonight won't get the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team into the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. But a loss will assure the Redhawks of not making the field. It's safe to say the stakes can't be any higher when Samford visits the Show Me Center for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff...
Redhawks can gain exclusive rights to OVC title (02/28/08)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team has clinched a tie for its third consecutive Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title. But the Redhawks don't plan to share the crown. They have two games remaining to capture the championship outright, and they can nail it down today when Samford visits the Show Me Center for a 5 p.m. tipoff...
Cards release Spiezio after six charges filed (02/28/08)
IRVINE, Calif. -- Utilityman Scott Spiezio was released by the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday after being charged in a six-count complaint involving drunken driving and assault in a December car crash. "We had heard some things about this," Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said. "Ultimately nothing was ever confirmed to the level it was today. To have this warrant put out there, it completely changes the landscape of what we're dealing with."...
Embracing ourselves (02/28/08)
Feb. 28, 2008 Dear Leslie, This was a harrowing time of year for me when I lived in upstate New York. Winter by now had become an endless darkness barely alleviated by a few hours of halfhearted daylight. New to the northerliness of this latitude, I did not realize that the way to endure a long, frigid winter is not to hole up in artificially lit rooms until it passes but to walk on the ice and to carve ski tracks in the white expanses out your window. ...
Occupying abandonment St. Louis artist paints deserted factories of Midwest (02/28/08)
The day she arrived in St. Louis to begin teaching painting at Washington University, Cindy Tower started following the smokestacks. They drew her across the Mississippi River to ruined places in blighted East St. Louis. By the fourth day she was climbing around St. Louis' old brewery caves...
Good bets (02/28/08)
PERFORMING ARTS Dance-apalooza 2008 Southeast Missouri State University dance students shake the stage with dance pieces written for the faculty/guest choreographer show. When: 7:30 p.m., Today through Sunday Where: Bedell Performance Hall, River Campus...
Take your pick at Pop's (02/28/08)
Make a few lunch-time trips to Pop's Pizza on Clark Avenue and before you know it, you're one of the gang. Doyle and Cora Lee Sample own the place, which serves an all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffet seven days a week. "I pretty much run it," Cora Lee Sample said. "He's actually Pop," she added, pointing to her husband. He was sitting in the dining room laughing with a few employees, one of whom was Dana Wilson, a family friend and employee...
Live weekend (02/28/08)
FRIDAY PERFORMING ARTS "The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr" @ River City Yacht Club, Port Cape, 7 p.m. Live Music Classic Country Band @ American Legion Hall, Jackson, 7 to 10:30 p.m. Defined Perception @ Broussard[']s, 9 p.m. The Intention @ Club Moxy, 9 p.m...
Dance-Apalooza: Southeast students get ready to shake the stage (02/28/08)
It used to be called something else -- Full Tilt, Transitions, Terpsichore. But since 2006, the Southeast Missouri State University faculty/guest choreographed show has been known as Dance-Apalooza. Dance-Apalooza follows in the footsteps of other events like Lollapalooza that include different types or genres of something into one big show, said Marc Strauss, the artistic coordinator and one choreographer for the show...
Worth the drive (02/28/08)
LESS THAN 1 HOUR Saxon Lutheran Memorial, Frohna, Mo. The start of a new season is finally here. Saturday is the first day the Saxon Lutheran Memorial in Frohna, Mo., is open for the 2008 season. Visitors are welcome to come back from their winter break to once again explore history and experience life in the 18th century by touring through the log cabin village and living history museum. ...
New on DVD (02/28/08)
"Beowulf" The monster Grendel is as repugnant as ever, but his mom gets a facelift, with Angelina Jolie playing the creature as a gorgeous seductress in Robert Zemeckis' adaptation of the epic poem. The film uses the same technology Zemeckis applied to "The Polar Express," with actors' performances digitally captured and costumes, sets, effects and other details then completed through computer animation. ...
Go green (02/28/08)
Get out your green. Irish Heritage Month begins this weekend in Illinois. The celebration starts with a production of "The Irish and How They Got That Way," at Mugsy McGuire's Entertainment Center at 1620 W. Main St. in Carbondale, Ill. The musical was written by Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Angela's Ashes." It gives a brief history of the Irish in Ireland and in America up to the 20th century and shows different aspects of Irish and Irish-American history through songs ranging from the traditional to Tin Pan Alley songs.. ...
Best-sellers (02/28/08)
1. "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose" by Eckhart Tolle 2. "The Appeal" by John Grisham 3. "7th Heaven" by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro 4. "Bratfest At Tiffanys" by Lisi Harrison 5. "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne
ARTifacts (02/28/08)
Jerry Ford Orchestra performs benefit The Jerry Ford Orchestra will play a concert from 3 to 5 p.m. March 16 at the current Central Junior High School auditorium to raise money for renovations to the auditorium. Ford has been performing for 50 years and former members of Ford's orchestra are donating their services with all proceeds going toward renovations. ...
And the award goes to...who? (02/28/08)
When I turn 80 years old, I hope people still come to my party -- and yes, I will be a partying 80-year-old. This Sunday I stayed at work extra late to watch the 80th annual Academy Awards. (My television, while bigger, gets terrible reception on that and the one other channel that I get.) As I watched the show, I struggled to find recognizable faces. ...
Vantage Point: Move missed the point (02/28/08)
A critic's job is made most simple when an audience audibly groans and sighs at the movie's plot points. At my screening of "Vantage Point" -- from the murmurs that I could make out, walkouts were moments away when the film finally got it's act together and started telling a story...
Savoring Ebert's 'Four-Star Reviews' (02/28/08)
Before critiquing Roger Ebert's latest collection of reviews, a bit of disclosure. I heart Ebert. I love the way he hated "I Heart Huckabees," though I disagreed with his opinion -- " ... nothing was happening between us," he wrote, after seeing it in 2004...
Vantage Point: Confusing at first, but the pieces click in the end (02/28/08)
In the action-packed thriller "Vantage Point," eight people with eight points of view try to unlock the one truth behind an assassination attempt on the president of the United States. Every time the clock turns back to 11:59 a.m. and the bell tolls, the audience around me gave a little gasp of anticipation. This movie kept me riveted in my seat with incredible camera work...
Surviving the storm Area musicians band together to raise money for Red Cross (02/28/08)
Although a few ice storms have made their way through the area this month, spreading havoc and causing several thousands to lose power, it seems Mother Nature herself cannot contend with the local good will. Schock's Pub in Scott City is hosting an American Red Cross fundraiser for victims of this month's winter storms Saturday. ...
At the theaters (02/28/08)
'Penelope'; 'Semi-Pro'; '27 Dresses'; 'Alvin and the Chipmunks'; 'Be Kind Rewind'; 'The Bucket List'; 'Fool's Gold'; 'I Am Legend'; 'Jumper'; 'Juno'; 'No Country for Old Men'; 'Rambo'; 'Spiderwick Chronicles'; 'Step Up 2 the Streets'; 'Untraceable'; 'Vantage Point'; 'Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins'; 'Witless Protection'
Maxim director says reviews were actually previews, apologizes to bands (02/28/08)
NEW YORK -- Facing more criticism over rating albums without listening to them, Maxim magazine now says it was previewing CDs in its March issue, not reviewing them. Maxim editorial director James Kaminsky said Wednesday the magazine had erred in treating unreleased albums by the Black Crowes and Nas as reviews and judging them with star ratings...
William F. Buckley Jr. dies at 82 (02/28/08)
NEW YORK -- William F. Buckley Jr. died at work, in his study. The Cold War had ended long before. A Republican was in the White House. The word "liberal" had been shunned like an ill-mannered guest. At the end of his 82 years, much of that time spent stoking and riding a right-wing wave as an erudite commentator and conservative herald, all of Buckley's dreams seemingly had come true...
Debra Masterson (02/28/08)
Debra Eileen Masterson, 39, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at Alternative Opportunities in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 12, 1969, in Philadelphia, daughter of Jasper W. and Pearl Cook Masterson. Survivors include her father of Cape Girardeau, her mother of Jackson; two brothers, David Masterson of Jackson, Steven Masterson of Oak Ridge; and a sister, Cheryl Masterson of Jackson...
Adrian Moll (02/28/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Adrian William Moll, 84, of Perryville died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 9, 1923, at Biehle, Mo., son of Albert Thomas and Ida Barbara Ernst Moll. He and Vera Eileen Barks were married Nov. 24, 1943, at Biehle...
Pauline Suttles (02/28/08)
Pauline L. Suttles, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Sept. 16, 1914, at Kennett, Mo., daughter of Columbus J. and Laura A. Moore Story. She and James W. Suttles were married in August 1937 at Puxico, Mo. He died March 8, 1968...
Wanda Winschel (02/28/08)
Wanda Lou Ellen Winschel, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born May 3, 1931, in Burfordville, daughter of Otis and Mary Maness Fowler Proffer. She and Gilbert L. Winschel were married May 14, 1949, at St. Boniface Church in Perryville, Mo. He died April 24, 2007...
Thurman Kingery (02/28/08)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Thurman B. Kingery, 90, of Deltona, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Hazel; two sons, Bill of Oxford, Miss., Bob and Lisa of Mount Dora, Fla.; five grandchildren, Genni Pappas, Heather Kingery, Megan Kingery, Leah Caillouet and Jill Hodge; a great-granddaughter, Elena Pappas; two sisters, Ruby Ellet of Selma, Ill., Eilene Edwards of Fayetteville, N.C.; several nieces and nephews...
Ellen Light (02/28/08)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Ellen A. Light, 88, of Dongola died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 28, 1919, at Wolf Lake, Ill., daughter of Homer A. and Edna McMahan Frogge. She and Hoke S. Light were married Nov. 20, 1940, in Jackson and he preceded her in death...
Ronnie Hindman (02/28/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ronnie Hindman, 66, of Advance passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at Advance Nursing Center. He was born Nov. 11, 1941, at Brownwood, Mo., son of Raymond and Beatrice Speer Hindman. Ronnie was a retired farmer and a member of Advance United Methodist Church...
Maujeva Overfield (02/28/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Maujeva Louise Overfield, 60, of Chaffee died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Edward Strack (02/28/08)
Edward L. Strack, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Jan. 6, 1921, in Jackson. He and Pansy Barks were married Aug. 14, 1979, in Cape Girardeau. She died Jan. 5, 2005. Strack was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Hanover Lutheran Church and its Men's Club. He worked at the sausage suppers and was an usher...
Charles Stone (02/28/08)
A memorial service for Charles Franklin Stone of Belleville, Ill., will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City. Norman Brant will officiate. Burial will be in Lightner Memorial Cemetery with full military honors. Friends may call from noon to service time Saturday at the chapel...
Dr. Anthony Zoffuto (02/28/08)
Dr. Anthony Charles Zoffuto, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born March 2, 1943, in Harrisburg, Pa., son of Charles A. and Della Vendur Zoffuto. He and LouAnn Hays were married June 27, 1970, in Meridian, Miss...
Ruth Dolle (02/28/08)
Ruth Mae Dolle passed away at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., with her family at her bedside. She was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, to W.H. and Naomi Braden Little. They preceded her in death along with her stepfather, John Williams of Cape Girardeau...
Chabreshea Egson (02/28/08)
Chabreshea Renee Egson, 20, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Oct. 12, 1987, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Trisie Egson and DeWayne Clark. Egson was a 2006 graduate of Central High School, and received a CNA license. She joined the U.S. Army in 2007, and after being discharged was employed at National Asset Recovery Services...
Michael Welter (02/28/08)
Michael Wayne Welter, 45, of Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene of an automobile accident on Route K near Gordonville Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008. He was born Jan. 4, 1963, in Cape Girardeau, son of Jerome Anthony and Evelyn Marie Sample Welter. Mr. Welter was a 1981 graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau. He was formerly a cook at Delmonico's in Jackson and was also employed by Workforce at Procter & Gamble. He was of the Baptist belief...
Walter Schumer (02/28/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Walter Joseph Schumer, 96, of Perryville, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 13, 1911, at Biehle, Mo., son of Henry and Barbara Lohmann Schumer. He and Dorothea M. Hoerning Schumer were married April 19, 1952, at Biehle, and she preceded him in death Nov. 1, 2007...
Births 2/28/08 (02/28/08)
Froggatt; Wallace; McCormick; Joyce; Halton; Themm; Broeckling
Cape/Jackson fire report 2/28/08 (02/28/08)
n At 2:55 p.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of College Street. n At 5:50, emergency medical service in the 1700 block of Cape Meadows Circle. n At 6:53 p.m., a still alarm at Madison Street and Perryville Road. n At 7:38 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1300 block of Lexington Avenue...
Cape/Jackson police report 2/28/08 (02/28/08)
Arrests; Summons; Theft
Out of the past 2/28/08 (02/28/08)
Area political leaders are considering their next move, after the state Mental Health Commission unanimously recommended that a new mental health hospital be built in Farmington, Mo.; the action came despite a proposal from Cape Girardeau area officials that a new hospital be built near here...
Correction 2/28/08 (02/28/08)
The Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Dexter Bar-B-Q with meal beginning at 6:15 p.m. The date was incorrect in Monday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Better without higher taxes (02/28/08)
Here is a continuation of Wednesday's column regarding Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton's bullet points headlined "The Miraculous Missouri Turnaround: The Show Me State Takes a New Direction and Moves Forward." Secondary and Elementary Education...
Lost innocence (02/28/08)
Five inmates in the Missouri prison system -- all convicted killers -- believe sharing their stories of bad choices and horrendous deeds may deter other youths from making the same mistake. They have compiled their stories into a book called "Lost Innocence."...
County needs zoning ASAP (02/28/08)
To the editor:We should get zoning for Cape Girardeau County ASAP. Builders will create problems that we will have to spend money on sometime in the future. Look at the history of inadequate roads and inadequate storm-water management. Lack of zoning will lead to poor concrete work and electrical and plumbing problems. Proper zoning, for example, makes sure that you will be able to get out of your house in case of fire. Mike Mathes said it. Read below...
What we can do for our country (02/28/08)
To the editor:What can we do as Americans to ensure a strong and vibrant United States? Let's start by recognizing that the true struggle is not between Republicans and Democrats or conservatives and liberals. The real battle is between individuals who take responsibility for themselves and those who think the answer to any problem is a government program. Wasteful spending under both parties and the insatiable appetite for more of our tax dollars must stop...
Credits for special scholarships (02/28/08)
To the editor:Currently, there are more than 130,000 special education students in Missouri. Most of these students require special classes, services, teachers and attention. Many have the possibility of living a normal and successful life, but they need the proper tools to get them there. An appropriate education is one crucial tool every child needs, especially those who have developmental disabilities...
Ameren crew should be applauded (02/28/08)
To the editor:I live four or five miles north of Cape Girardeau just past Teen Challenge. I would like you to know that during the bad part of the storm, utility men came by here to check on me and see if I had power and so forth. I did not. About an hour later there was a knock at the door. ...
Speak Out 2/28/08 (02/28/08)
Message to thief; Removing the snow; Puzzling question; Police take action; Good concert; No understanding; Apology due; Thanks for roses; Small-town police
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