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Stories from Monday, January 11, 2010

Two Poplar Bluff men accused in severe beating (01/11/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Two Poplar Bluff men may face assault and weapon charges after allegedly severely beating a friend during a suspected altercation early this morning. Rusty Swasho, 25, of Poplar Bluff was treated at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center for what authorities described as deep lacerations to his head and face. Swasho's condition was not known at press time...
Two Charleston teens charged in Sikeston basketball game disturbance (01/11/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. - Two teens are in custody awaiting arraignment following a disturbance at Friday's high school basketball game. Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers arrested two 18-year-old males from Charleston. Laterrance A. Caldwell was charged with resisting arrest and peace disturbance and is in custody at the Scott County Jail under $2,500 cash-only bond. ...
Vacant home heavily damaged in Scott City (01/11/10)
A vacant home in Scott City suffered heavy damage this morning. Fire chief Jay Cassout said that at 12:38 a.m. firefighters from the city were called to 1501 Mary St. Upon arrival Cassout said flames were showing from the roof. By 3:30 a.m. firefighters had the blaze under control...
Pair of weekend accidents involve icy roadway, rock embankment (01/11/10)
A woman was injured after her driver struck a rock embankment near Apple Creek and a man hurt after losing control on an icy roadway near Perryville, Mo., in two separate accidents on Sunday. The first accident occurred around 9:45 a.m. north of Route T. ...
Jonathan McClard's mother lobbies for juvenile justice bill (01/11/10)
A Jackson mother who has been advocating for change in the juvenile justice system since her son, Jonathan, committed suicide in prison in January 2008 is thrilled to see progress on a 35-year-old piece of legislation getting a facelift by lawmakers in Washington, D.C...
Home builders expecting 'decent' year in 2010 as economy recovers (01/11/10)
After Jackson saw a slight increase and Cape Girardeau a decrease in new home construction in 2009, area builders are hoping for a better 2010. "I think we'll have a decent year," said developer Brandon Williams. "I just don't know if it will be like 2005 and 2006, when we were selling 30 houses each year that were $300,000-plus each for the most part."...
Cooter, Mo., man dies in house fire (01/11/10)
COOTER, Mo. -- A man died when his rural home caught fire Friday morning. Joe Hardesty, 71, was pronounced dead at the scene of a fire, first reported at 7:40 a.m Friday. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, a motorist observed smoke coming from a residence off Route DD near the Tyler community in Pemiscot County. A 911 call indicated Hardesty was inside the residence...
SuperBull Series kicks season off at Show Me Center (01/11/10)
Top-ranked cowboys from across the country and around the world will ride into Cape Girardeau on Friday and Saturday to compete in the SuperBull Series bull riding event at the Show Me Center. "This is the first time we have had the SuperBull Series at the Show Me Center," said Shannon Burford, marketing director for the Show Me Center. "It's a big deal."...
Charges filed in Sikeston, Mo., drug arrests (01/11/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston couple is awaiting arraignment on drug charges following their arrest Friday. Tommy Keith Turner, 39, and Raynet Turner, 37, are each charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, the Standard Democrat reported. Both are in custody at the Scott County Jail, with Tommy Turner under a $100,000 cash-only bond and Raynette Turner under a $100,000 cash or surety bond...
Sikeston Depot Museum features display of Boy Scouts memorabilia (01/11/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- When asked about his feelings on the Boys Scouts of American organization celebrating its 100th birthday this year, Vern Griffith had one word: "Cool!" "This is a big deal for all of the Scouts, I think," said Griffith, the Cherokee District chairman and former scout master of Troop 41. "Scouting has come a long way over the past 100 years, and I know it certainly has changed in the last 40 years since I was a Boy Scout."...
Missouri tax cut ideas flourishing (01/11/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers are proposing dozens of ways to cut taxes, dipping further into depleted state coffers that already have made setting the state's budget difficult. Through the first half of the 2010 budget year, Missouri's tax revenues cascaded 10.6 percent, with individual income tax collections down 10.4 percent, corporate taxes down 13.1 percent and sales tax down 6.8 percent. ...
Mo. protection order requests no longer online (01/11/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- People searching Missouri's online court records system no longer can view requests for orders of protection until a judge has granted a full order. Until the new year began, all applications for protection orders had been posted on the Casenet Internet site, along with court-issued ex-parte, or temporary, orders that are in effect only until a hearing is held to determine if a full order should be granted...
Police: N.J. kidnap victim rescued in central Mo. convenience store (01/11/10)
LAKE OZARK, Mo. -- A New Jersey kidnapping victim was rescued in central Missouri after a convenience store employee spotted him struggling to escape from his captors, police say. Jeff Muller, 59, of Newton, N.J., was freed Saturday and treated at a hospital for minor injuries and released, Lake Ozark police said in a news release. Three suspects, all from western Missouri, were arrested...
In Mo., doctors in short supply in rural areas (01/11/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Gravel roads, small towns and rows of corn that go on for miles -- these are images of rural Missouri. More often than not, doctors are missing from that picture. Eighty percent of Missouri's counties don't have enough physicians. Many of those counties are rural, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services...
'No intention' to send troops to Yemen, Obama says (01/11/10)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he has no intention of sending American troops to Yemen or Somalia. Obama told People magazine in an interview to be published Friday he still believes the center of al-Qaida activity is along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan...
California dodges major quake damage (01/11/10)
EUREKA, California -- Residents of a Northern California county gingerly cleaned up Sunday after the area dodged a catastrophe, escaping a 6.5 magnitude earthquake with little more than bumps, cuts and broken glass. Eureka's Bayshore Mall had entrances blocked off as engineers surveyed for damage. Area bridges suffered some bent rails, and local stores reported messy aisles where bottles and jars flew from shelves and shattered, authorities said...
Smaller, electric cars will reign at Detroit auto show (01/11/10)
DETROIT -- Electric, hybrid and small cars will grab center stage at the Detroit auto show this week, as the industry adapts to a world reshaped by the Great Recession and environmental worries. The event will demonstrate just how automakers are responding to this new reality. Ford wants to build on its success in midsize sedans and re-ignite its small car sales, while Hyundai aims to extend last year's triumph in budget-conscious models...
Pyramid workers' tombs uncovered (01/11/10)
CAIRO -- Egyptian archaeologists discovered a new set of tombs belonging to the workers who built the great pyramids, shedding light on how the laborers lived and ate more than 4,000 years ago, the antiquities department said Sunday. The thousands of men who built the last remaining wonder of the ancient world ate meat regularly, worked in three months shifts and were given the honor of being buried in mud brick tombs within the shadow of the sacred pyramids they worked on...
Yemen's president open to dialogue with al-Qaida (01/11/10)
SAN'A, Yemen -- Yemen's president said he is ready to talk to al-Qaida members who renounce violence, suggesting he could show them the same kind of leniency he has granted militants in the past despite U.S. pressure to crack down on the terror group...
U.K. reporter, U.S. Marine killed in Afghan blast (01/11/10)
LONDON -- An explosion outside a village in southern Afghanistan killed a U.S. Marine and a veteran war correspondent who became the first British journalist killed in the conflict, officials said. With the death of Sunday Mirror journalist Rupert Hamer, 18 reporters have been killed in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion that followed the Sept. 11 terror attacks, according to figures kept by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists...
Vols upend No. 1 Kansas (01/11/10)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The loss of four key players helped Tennessee come together as a team. Now No. 1 Kansas is looking to do the same after failing to survive the second of two close games. Scotty Hopson had 17 points and No. 16 Tennessee -- with a lineup thinned by suspensions, dismissals and injuries -- handed Kansas its first loss of the season, 76-68 on Sunday night...
Redhawks open season with comfortable win (01/11/10)
The Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team opened its season Saturday night with a road victory against the University of Illinois-Chicago. The Redhawks posted a 190.275 total in the debut of coach Kristi Ewakso. Illinois-Chicago finished at 186.400...
McGwire admits steroid and HGH use, expresses regret (01/11/10)
St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach and former slugging first baseman Mark McGwire admitted today that he used steroids during his playing career, including his 1998 record-breaking season. "Now that I have become the hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, I have the chance to do something that I wish I was able to do five years ago...
Video: McGwire tells AP he used steroids (01/11/10)
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Ravens overwhelm Patriots (01/11/10)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- From the first play, Ray Rice and the running Ravens made the team of the last decade look old, overmatched and, oddly, inept. Rice ran 83 yards for a touchdown with frigid fans still settling into their seats, Tom Brady had three of his four turnovers in the first quarter and Baltimore knocked off New England 33-14 on Sunday in the AFC playoffs...
NFL may not be complying with spirit of Rooney Rule (01/11/10)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Recent minority interviews for NFL coaching jobs in Washington and Seattle under the Rooney Rule have raised questions whether the spirit of the rule has been violated. Former Colts coach Tony Dungy wonders about the process used by the Redskins, who interviewed assistant coach Jerry Gray for the head coaching position last month even though Jim Zorn still held the job...
Wizards remove all references to Arenas (01/11/10)
WASHINGTON -- While the Washington Wizards have removed virtually all traces of Gilbert Arenas from the Verizon Center, one teammate found a way to get his suspended teammate's nickname visible Sunday when the team played the New Orleans Hornets...
Blues win first game under new coach (01/11/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Brad Winchester scored 14 seconds into the game after St. Louis started the wrong lineup, and the Blues snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. David Perron, T.J. Oshie and B.J. Crombeen also scored in the Blues' first win in four games under interim coach Davis Payne. St. Louis is 12-5-4 on the road -- its best start away from home after 20 games in terms of points in the franchise's 42-year history...
No deal yet for Seahawks, Carroll (01/11/10)
SEATTLE -- The Seattle Seahawks are in Los Angeles trying to make Pete Carroll their next coach -- while lining up interviews to find their next general manager. Seahawks chief executive officer Tod Leiweke spent Sunday in California. A team spokesman says his talks with the charismatic coach of Southern California may go into today...
Ogilvy wins PGA Tour's first event of 2010 (01/11/10)
Reds reportedly sign free-agent Cuban pitcher (01/11/10)
CINCINNATI -- Cuban left-hander Aroldis Chapman has agreed to a deal with the Cincinnati Reds, ending one of the biggest questions in baseball this offseason. A person familiar with the negotiations, speaking on condition of anonymity because the contract hadn't been finalized, said a deal had been reached Sunday. The Reds called a news conference for today...
Cardinals, Warner survive 51-45 overtime shootout with Packers (01/11/10)
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Old master Kurt Warner and playoff newcomer Aaron Rodgers staged a passing duel to rival any the NFL has seen. And when the highest-scoring postseason game in league history ended abruptly in overtime, Rodgers flung his helmet to the sideline in disgust...
Redhawks' TV loss was not big in the overall picture (01/11/10)
A season is never judged by one game. For that the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team can be thankful because the Redhawks certainly failed to impress a national television audience Saturday at Eastern Illinois. Southeast was hammered 88-68 in an Ohio Valley Conference game that was never close...
Talking Shop with Jummie Ready, property manager of Landmark Properties and the Venue (01/11/10)
After more than 14 years as a flight attendant, Jummie Ready has embarked upon a new journey she hopes will lead to revitalization of midtown Cape Girardeau. As property manager of Landmark Properties and the Venue wedding and event center, Ready said that since she assumed the role in November 2008 it's been quite a ride. ...
People on the move 1/11/10 (01/11/10)
Phil Denson has joined Offices Unlimited as senior account executive. Denson will serving the Cape Girardeau area, providing customer service in the office supply sector. Tom K. O'Loughlin II has received the 2009 Judge Robert E. Brauer Innovations in Bankruptcy Law Award. ...
Store for outdoor enthusiasts opening soon (01/11/10)
A company offering home decor and specialty gifts online for the outdoor enthusiast will open its first retail outlet in Cape Girardeau. Gray Goose Products, 821 Broadway, plans to open Jan. 18. Owner Thomas Lowe said the business began selling over the Internet such products as deer- and horse-themed wine bottle holders and bass- and shotgun shell-themed mailboxes in 2008, and now needs a retail location...
Robert Restemyer (01/11/10)
*** Robert Restemyer Robert E. Restemyer, 82, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Police report 1/11/10 (01/11/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Thefts Assault Burglary Property damage Miscellaneous Jackson...
Fire report 1/11/10 (01/11/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: ...
Out of the past 1/11/10 (01/11/10)
A Missouri Court of Appeals judge in St. Louis has denied a request by multipurpose building opponents for a writ of mandamus which sought to force Cape Girardeau city officials to hold a special election on whether the arena should be located on Southeast Missouri State University property...
AT&T's UW grant (01/11/10)
One of the focus areas of United Way of Southeast Missouri programs is improving the success of students in our public schools. This effort got a boost last month with a $50,000 grant from AT&T through United Way Worldwide. Overall, AT&T has contributed $2 million to the program through AT&T Aspire, a $100 million initiative focused specifically on high school success and workforce readiness...
Speak Out 1/11/10 (01/11/10)
THE Cape Girardeau School District wants you to believe that there will be no tax increase from the bond issue. But look at your property taxes from 15 years ago and now and check out the increases for the school district. We need the district to improve the dropout rate first...
Prayer 01/11/10 (01/11/10)
Bless, O God, our efforts to make a difference in the lives of others. Amen.
EAGLE SCOUT AWARD (01/11/10)
Denzil J. Brown, known as "D.J.", received the rank of Eagle Scout on 10/28/09 in Cape Girardeau. His project was laying a new walkway in the Prayer Garden at LaCroix United Methodist Church in Cape. D.J. is a Senior at Cape Central High School and a member of Troop 21. ...
Half-million dollar Jackson armory renovation nearly done (01/11/10)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A half-million dollar renovation to the Missouri National Guard's Jackson armory is expected to be finished in the next two to three weeks and will provide Citizen-Soldiers with newly remodeled offices, a larger kitchen and updated heating and air conditioning...
Daphne Marie (01/11/10)
Daphne is my little mixed breed puppy. She loves to chew on my socks and get things out of the trash can! She is such a cute little baby :)
Tasty Treat (01/11/10)
A squirrel sits on the railing of my porch eating a piece of bread.
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