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Stories from Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Swingle appointed special prosecutor in controversial Kennett Wal-Mart case (11/10/09)
KENNETT, Mo. -- The Dunklin County prosecuting attorney has voluntarily relinquished his authority to prosecute a controversial criminal case with racial overtones, and Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle has been appointed as special prosecutor.
Sikeston area businesses credit tax break for real estate sales boost (11/10/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Although President Barack Obama signed a bill Friday to extend the popular $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers, originally set to expire at the end of November, those involved in closing home loans are still expecting the rest of the month to be hectic...
Illinois shooting suspect turns self in (11/10/09)
ULLIN, Ill. -- The suspect in a double shooting that happened in Thebes, Ill., last week has turned himself in, according to the Illinois State Police. Dion L. Meadows, 24, of Carbondale, Ill., turned himself in to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office Monday morning, according to an Illinois State Police news release. He was taken to the Tri-County Detention Center...
Coalition reviews proposed agreement between Southeast Missouri State University, Three Rivers Community College (11/10/09)
Officials at Southeast Missouri State University expressed concern about the financial commitment of establishing community college services in Cape Girardeau County on Monday. Entering into an agreement with Three Rivers Community College would cost millions of dollars to sustain, said Southeast president Dr. Ken Dobbins...
Rolling again: Willow Grove Roller Rink on verge of reopening in new location (11/10/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mother Nature, meet Mother Grojean. Roberta Grojean is proving that her strength of will exceeds the power of the January ice storm that flattened her family business, Willow Grove Roller Rink. Within weeks, perhaps by the end of the month, Willow Grove will be back, housed in the old Dollar General store building barely 100 yards from where the old roller rink stood for several decades...
Cape Girardeau County Commission to discuss holding budget meetings at night (11/10/09)
When the Cape Girardeau County Commission discusses the 2010 budget it could do so in the evening hours. During Monday's commission meeting, District 2 Commissioner Jay Purcell proposed placing on the Nov. 16 agenda the idea of holding meetings at night. Purcell, who has long advocated meetings during the evening hours, said the move would allow more constituents to attend the budget hearings...
Fire damages two Cape Girardeau homes (11/10/09)
A fire caused extensive damage to a home at 1828 West Weissinger Lane in Cape Girardeau and minor damage to a home next door Monday afternoon, according to Cape Girardeau Fire Department assistant chief Mark Hasheider.
Scott County tax bills in the mail (11/10/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Although this is the first year Scott County taxes are abated, residents should still look for and open the statement from the county collector. "The county general revenue tax was abated due to the half-cent sales tax approved by voters," said Mark Hensley, Scott County collector of revenue. "There is no county tax. As you look your statement over, in the area where the taxing districts are listed, the county will have the words 'NO TAX' instead of a dollar amount."...
Rice contamination suit gets underway in St. Louis (11/10/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The first of several multi-jurisdictional civil trials that involve two Southeast Missouri rice farmers got underway Nov. 2 in St. Louis in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri with Judge Catherine D. Perry presiding. Much of the first week of the trial was spent on jury selection...
Part of Highway 51 limited to one lane (11/10/09)
A section of Highway 51 in Perry County will be reduced to a single lane of traffic today through Thursday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. The road will be restricted from Old St. Mary's Road to Rand Avenue. Work will take place between 6:30 a.m. today and 5 p.m. Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists are asked to use caution in the area...
Phone service to Notre Dame Regional High School restored (11/10/09)
Phone service at Notre Dame Regional High School has been restored following a Monday afternoon interruption, according to an e-mail to the Southeast Missourian from Notre Dame staff member Jeff Worley. Service was disrupted early Monday afternoon when crews installing a gas line in the area cut a phone line, according to Worley. Service was restored before 6 p.m. During the service outage, staff encouraged parents and students to contact the school by using staff cell phone numbers.
Jackson School Board meeting agenda (11/10/09)
7 p.m. today Board of Education office, 614 East Adams St. Call to order Introduction of guests Adoption of agenda Approval of minutes Finance Action items Informational items Executive session...
Cape Girardeau School Board agenda (11/10/09)
Noon today Board of Education and Administration Offices, 301 N. Clark Ave. Special work session...
Police trying to understand what led to Jefferson City lockdown (11/10/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Police are trying to figure out what led to the unfounded report of a hostage situation in an office building near the Missouri governor's mansion. It was unclear whether Tuesday's incident was a misunderstanding or a hoax...
Police surround office near governor's mansion (11/10/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Police surrounded an office building near the governor's mansion on Tuesday after a report of a disturbance initially believed to be a hostage situation. But they said there was no confirmation of hostages taken.
Durbin says 'dramatic change' needed at Marion's VA hospital (11/10/09)
MARION, Ill. -- Congress may have to step in if "dramatic change" isn't forthcoming at a Southern Illinois Veteran's Affairs hospital where major surgeries have been suspended for more than two years after a spike in patient deaths, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin said...
Mo. communities to get $266M for water projects (11/10/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Dozens of Missouri communities will be splitting $266 million for wastewater and drinking water improvements under a construction plan announced Monday by Gov. Jay Nixon. Nixon announced the plan while touring work sites in Springfield and Liberty in suburban Kansas City. The construction money is to be split with $146 million coming from the federal stimulus package and $120 million from a state loan program...
Coast preps as Ida weakens to tropical storm (11/10/09)
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Gulf Coast residents hunkered down at home and in shelters Monday as a rare late-season tropical storm headed their way, bringing with it the potential for high winds, flooding and up to 8 inches of rain in some places. After a quiet Atlantic storm season, people took the year's first serious threat in stride...
Man confesses to killing abortion provider; says he was 'defending innocent life' (11/10/09)
WICHITA, Kan. -- Defiant and unapologetic, a man accused of shooting a Kansas abortion provider confessed to the slaying Monday, saying he killed the doctor to protect unborn children. Scott Roeder, 51, of Kansas City, Mo., said he plans to argue at his trial that he was justified in shooting Dr. George Tiller at the abortion provider's Wichita church in May...
Lawyer asks investigators not to question Hasan (11/10/09)
KILLEEN, Texas -- A lawyer for the Army psychiatrist accused in a deadly shooting spree at Fort Hood said Monday he asked investigators not to question his client and expressed doubt that the suspect would be able to get a fair trial, given the widespread attention to the case...
Thousands celebrate 20 years since 'epic' collapse of Berlin Wall (11/10/09)
BERLIN -- Ulrich Sauff and his wife stared at the mammoth domino pieces marking the path where the Berlin Wall once stood and reminisced about life in the barrier's shadow. "It was like a prison," said Sauff, 73, who lived on the Western side of the wall. "For us 'Wessis,' the few kilometers from our old home to our new home [in the East] was unthinkable."...
Iran accuses three detained Americans of espionage (11/10/09)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran accused three detained Americans of spying Monday, signaling Tehran intends to put them on trial. It drew a sharp U.S. response that the charges are baseless because the hikers strayed across the border from Iraq. The announcement comes as Washington and Tehran are deadlocked in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, raising concern that the three could be used as bargaining chips in the talks or to seek the return of Iranians they say are missing...
Jackson finds tough sectional assignment (11/10/09)
Jackson's two leading scorers weren't on the team the last time the Indians played in a Class 3 sectional soccer game. But sophomores Ryan Schlick and Law Duncan will need to find the back of the net if their team hopes to buck Jackson's recent history in the sectional round...
Southeast women drop exhibition contest (11/10/09)
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach John Ishee expects his young, inexperienced team to have its share of growing pains. Hot-shooting Christian Brothers University made Monday night's exhibition game at the Show Me Center a painful proposition for the Redhawks...
Redhawks conclude exhibition schedule tonight (11/10/09)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team closes out its two-game exhibition schedule tonight against Division II Ouachita Baptist. After today, the games begin to count as Southeast opens its season Saturday at Saint Louis University. "We just want to try to keep getting better," first-year Southeast coach Dickey Nutt said of the objective for the exhibition finale...
Redhawks 1-8 in Samuel's fourth year (11/10/09)
As another dismal Southeast Missouri State football season nears its merciful end, speculation has started regarding the status of fourth-year coach Tony Samuel. Plenty of talk around the community and on the Internet centers around whether the university will allow Samuel to return next season, which marks the final campaign of his original five-year contract that expires Jan. 31, 2011...
Baseball's GMs meet in Chicago to talk shop (11/10/09)
CHICAGO -- Instead of swaying palm trees, the roar of 747s greeted baseball's general managers Monday as they began gathering for their annual meeting. They came to a hotel near O'Hare International Airport to swap stories and perhaps players, and to start discussions with agents...
Chiefs release RB Johnson on Monday (11/10/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Given good blocking and a fresh start, Larry Johnson still might be the power-running Pro Bowler who had back-to-back 1,700-yard seasons for Kansas City. Are you listening, Seattle? What do you think, Indianapolis? Chicago? Houston?...
Replacement player sparks Steelers to win in Denver (11/10/09)
DENVER -- Rarely has playing it safe paid off so well for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tyrone Carter started in place of safety Ryan Clark as a precaution Monday night and made the big play that sparked the Steelers to their fifth straight win, taking the first of his two interceptions 48 yards for a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 28-10 win over the Denver Broncos...
Newest class of Hockey Hall of Fame gets its rings (11/10/09)
TORONTO -- Steve Yzerman has one regret when looking back on his Hall of Fame career: He wishes he didn't return to the ice four years ago after the NHL lockout. "I really debated should I come back, is this the right thing or not?" the former Red Wings captain said Monday after his induction into the Hall. "Looking back on the thing, I wouldn't have done it. If I had the opportunity [to do it again], I wouldn't have come back and played."...
More med, nursing schools teaching alternative remedies (11/10/09)
Future doctors and nurses are learning about acupuncture and herbs along with anatomy and physiology at a growing number of medical schools. It's another example of how alternative medicine has become mainstream. And it's often done with Uncle Sam's help...
Upcoming runs (11/10/09)
5K and run/walks happening in the area
Chocolate milk campaign concerns obesity experts (11/10/09)
MILWAUKEE -- The creators of the "Got Milk?" campaign are getting ready to make a big push to keep chocolate milk on children's minds and on school lunch menus, a plan that has some educators and obesity activists none too pleased. The new ad campaign from the dairy industry, launched Monday, emphasizes that sugary flavorings are ways to get children to drink milk. Without them, some youngsters won't drink regular milk and won't get its nutrients, the ads say...
Fay McAlister (11/10/09)
Fay McAlister Fay McAlister, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
James McDaniel (11/10/09)
James McDaniel James McDaniel, 46, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Scott City, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Oct. 4, 1963, in Cairo, Ill., to Jesse and Betty Calvin McDaniel. He married Teresa Phillips on July 18, 2003...
Rosemary Caldwell (11/10/09)
Rosemary Caldwell MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Rosemary Sue Smith Caldwell, 78, of Savannah, Ga., passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009. Sue was born in Marble Hill, and graduated from Woodland High School. She married Bobby Lee Caldwell of Lutesville on July 9, 1949. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year...
Eddie VanMatre (11/10/09)
Eddie VanMatre ADVANCE, Mo. -- Eddie VanMatre, 60, of Advance died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. today at Morgan Funeral Chapel. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at the chapel. Burial will be in Bollinger County Memorial Park in Marble Hill, Mo...
Mary Kern (11/10/09)
Mary Kern ANNA, Ill. -- Mary Jeanette Kern, 92, of Anna died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County in Murphysboro, Ill. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bill Minor officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery...
Sherri Anthony (11/10/09)
Sherri Anthony ADVANCE, Mo. -- Sherri Reutzel Anthony, 59, of Advance passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at her home. She was born Sept. 13, 1950, in Petersburg, W.Va., daughter of Forrest Gene Reutzel Sr. and Virginia Belle Mayle. Sherri was a hairdresser at Ginny's Beauty Shop in Advance more than 25 years. She was a member of Advance United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star...
Linda Mack (11/10/09)
Linda Mack BENTON, Mo. -- Linda Louise Mack, 71, of Benton died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 27, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, to Paul Jerome and Cora Brucker Crader. Mack was a cook at Southeast Missouri Hospital, and a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton...
Virginia Fuller (11/10/09)
Virginia Fuller Virginia Ruth "Gin" Fuller, 60, of Scott City died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at her home. She was born Sept. 23, 1949, in St. Louis to John Willard and Myrtle Marie Reed Womack. Fuller was employed as a home health housekeeper. Survivors include three brothers, Dan Womack of Scott City, Joe Womack of Van Buren, Mo., Russ Womack of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Cathy Metzger of Cape Girardeau and Jean Johnson of Scott City...
James Craft (11/10/09)
James Craft James E. Craft, 76, of Jackson passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 9, 1932, in Whitewater, son of the late Horace and Louise Andrews Craft. He and Carol Estes were married Nov. 23, 1957, in Whitewater...
Thomas Masterson (11/10/09)
Thomas Masterson Thomas Lynn Masterson, 64, of Scott City died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 8, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, to Melvin Elliott and Evelyn Lorene Morton Masterson. He married Diana Lynn Barnett on Feb. 16, 1991, in Scott City...
Notre Dame Regional High School (11/10/09)
A Honor Roll 9th grade: Nicholas Bira, Stephen Brennan, Kevin Brost, Logan Buchheit, Jacob Cieslewicz, Morgan Conrad, Cody Cox, Alexander Crowell, Emily Davis, Bryce Domjan, Anthony Dunning, Elizabeth Earley, Michael Essner, Nicholas Essner, Brandi Glastetter, Austin Harter, Chelsea Hastings, Taylor Heisserer, Benjamin Hinton, Eliza Holcomb, Aaron Huber, Jacob Janet, Morgan Little, Luke Mocherman, Hannah Moss, Timothy Moy, Kenrick Niedbalski, Nicholas Norman, Shaun Rellergert, Olivia Renner, Taylor Rinda, Sharon Sabapathypillai, Morgan Schumer, Regina Seyer, Taylor Seyer, Macy Shively, Seth Sievers, Jadie Stoverink, Matthew Thompson, Katrina Trentham, Taylor Ward, Patrick Williamson, Min Hua Zhu.. ...
Scott City High School (11/10/09)
Scott City High School High Honor Roll 9th grade: Collin Bentley, Jessica Boswell, Brooke Mcculley, And Alexis Spriggs. 10th grade: Lance Bollinger, Adam Bowers, Taylor Glueck, Lindsay Kern, And Brittany Kiefer. 11th grade: Courtney Bentley, Amber Blattel, Miranda Foshee, Stacey Heisserer, Elyssa Irvin, Melanie Lacey, Myriah Miller, Corey Rogers, Garett Schaefer, And Michael Stepak...
Cape Central Junior High School (11/10/09)
Cape Central Junior High School A Honor Roll 7th grade: Payton Ayers, Rachel Bagby, Tabitha Brazel, Courtney Buck, Lydia Cameron, Jacqueline Crawford, Madison Daum, Amanda Evans, Jordan Franklin, Alexander Gentle, Betsy Gonzalez, Elizabeth Green, Maggie Groshong, Emily Holman, Melissa Hopkins, Gabrielle Hulcy, Moriah Johnston, Sierra Jones, Maya Kelch, George Kester, Heaven Ketcherside, Luke Kinder, Sarah Kitchen, Alyssa Klos, Caroline Kurtz, Katie Laramore, Lexie McClanahan, Madeleine McDonald, Paige Messerli, Makayla Miller, Madison Moore, Morgan Murphy, Madison Pierce, Madeline Poole, Christian Retter, Erica Scott, Winnie Smee, Noah Smentkowski, Riley Smith, Hannah Sterling, Alexis Summers, Abigail Sundstrom, Brittany Thiele, Tyler Thornton, Bridget Trepasso, Tessa Valleroy, Amanda Webb, Haley White, Anissa Wiant, Austin Wiant, Peyton Young.. ...
Scott City Middle School honor roll (11/10/09)
Scott City Middle School High Honor Roll 5th grade: Jamie Glastetter, Brooke Lafentres, Jonna Niswonger, Blake Patterson, Jacquelyn Roth, Jacob Smith, Johnathan Stanton, Ryan Wilfawn, Ty Wilthong. 6th grade: Rachel Baldwin, Isabella Bowers, Matthew Cundiff, Samantha Hebrock, Paige McNeely, Lauren Pritchard, Hannah Shemonia...
Out of the past 11/10/09 (11/10/09)
25 years ago: Nov. 10, 1984 Yet another challenge is being mounted against Cape Girardeau's multipurpose building; a committee has filed notice with the city manager's office that it will circulate petitions asking for the reconsideration and repeal of the city council's ordinance authorizing an agreement between the city and Southeast Missouri State University for the development of the project...
Thanks for helping with Neighborhood Connections picnic (11/10/09)
By Joan Jones "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood," the phrase used by the late Mr. Rogers to open his TV show for years, described the day for Neighborhood Connections' fifth annual picnic on Oct. 24. The beautiful day brought out over 300 residents from the neighborhood surrounding Christ Episcopal Church at the corner of Themis and Fountain streets in the oldest neighborhood in Cape Girardeau...
McCaskill supports increasing effectiveness of foreign aid (11/10/09)
By Ellen Dillon Last month, U.S. Sen Claire McCaskill cosponsored S. 1524, the Foreign Assistance Revitalization and Accountability Act. This bill is an important first step toward comprehensive foreign-aid reform. The legislation will help ensure that the United States is appropriately equipped to meet the foreign-policy challenges of the 21st century such as combating extreme poverty and global instability...
Jackson roundabout (11/10/09)
To improve traffic flow around the courthouse square in Jackson, a St. Louis consultant has suggested the addition of stoplights, barriers and a roundabout. Around the world -- and in many parts of the U.S. -- roundabouts are commonplace. Cape Girardeau's first brush with a roundabout was at the intersection of Silver Springs Road and Gordonville Road several years ago. ...
We have a right to know (11/10/09)
I am confused by the recent newsmaking story regarding the House Ethics Committee's leaked ethics report. On shows such as "COPS" and the weekly reports of charges listed in local newspapers, people are named with a presumption-of-innocence statement, "These people are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law." So why was an employee fired over a leaked report showing members of Congress who are currently under investigation? Don't we citizens have the right and deserve to know what people representing us are being accused of and investigated for? Doesn't this seem like a double standard? Is everyone else as tired as I am of hearing about all the corruption, personal benefits and scandals that plague our government? Maybe if they willingly published reports such as this, those representing us would be more inclined to get results, fulfill promises and behave in a respectable and honest way.. ...
Not everyone gets big raises (11/10/09)
For all Social Security recipients: Here is some information some of us are not aware of. Social Security recipients should not be denied their annual cost-of-living raise being taken away by our employees, the government. Cut out waste and corruption. Quit giving millions of taxpayers' hard-earned dollars away needlessly and recklessly. How about government officials and overpaid staff members take a big cut in pay, say about the same as they give themselves in raises...
Speak Out 11/10/09 (11/10/09)
Unborn protection; Network breakdown; We'll remember; Echo bubble; Can't wait; Automated trash
"Class of 59" (11/10/09)
Oct 17th the "1959 Class" of Woodland High School celebrated their 50th class reunion. Thirty-four classmates, three former teachers, and many other guests attended the reunion. This class of fifty-five members was the first to graduate under the new school name of "Woodland" The school was previously known as Lutesville High School. Nine members of the fifty-five that graduated in 1959 are deceased...
Missouri Guardsman to visit students on Veterans Day (11/10/09)
MALDEN, Mo. -- On Veterans Day, Sgt. Cody Jones isn't using the government holiday as just a day off -- he intends to give a talk to a group of Malden High School students about the satisfaction that can be felt from serving one's country as well as the importance of Veterans Day...
Dora Morgan Celebrates 103rd birthday (11/10/09)
Even though Mrs. Morgan has celebrated her 103rd birthday she is still quite active. Each morning she watches her story on tv then she goes out to sweep the leaves from a very large driveway. She also works some in their little garden, having seen something this year that she had never seen before in her years of growing sweet potatoes--they had blooms on them. I myself, and others experienced the same thing this year...
United States Marine Corp. (11/10/09)
My brother CPL Matthew Hix, is over sea now. We love you and can't wait till you come home.Happy 234th Birthday United State Marine Corp
Cutting the Cake (11/10/09)
Leonard Spicer starts to cut the cake (Bull Dog) under the watchful eye of Richard Bollwerk. The cake was shared will the Men and Women at the Cape Girardeau Veteran's Home on 10-Nov-2009 the 234th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps.
Toast to the Marine Corps (11/10/09)
Leonard Spicer and Jimmie Winder toast the Men and Women Veterans at the Cape Girardeau Veteran's on 10-Nov-2009 the 234 Birthday of the United States Marine Corps.
Happy Birthday Marines ! (11/10/09)
The local Marine Corps League celebrated the Birthday of the United States Marine Corps with their fellow Marines at the Cape Girardeau Veterans Home. The Mascot in the middle of the picture is a cake that was shared with all in attendance.
Mrs. Morgan, 103 years old, sitting in her swing. (11/10/09)
It is common for neighbors to see her sitting in the swing at her daughter's where she came from the farm some months ago to reside.
Steve Baugh and his granddaughter (11/10/09)
Steve Baugh and his granddaughter at Fire Prevention Week in Jackson
Our 103 year young (Mrs. Dora Morgan) sweeping the driveway. (11/10/09)
Young looking Mrs. Morgan sweeping up the leaves in the driveway, her daily chore.
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