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Stories from Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Martin Luther King events start Thursday (01/13/10)
The memory of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored for the next several days through a series of free community events. Debra Mitchell-Braxton, founder and executive director of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. City-Wide Celebration Committee, said offering events at no charge is in keeping with King's teachings...
Renovation of Jackson armory nearly complete (01/13/10)
Sgt. 1st Class Byron Wilkerson has seen renovations such as new windows and fencing at Jackson's National Guard armory since he began working there in 2000, but those improvements pale in comparison to the half-million-dollar face lift now underway...
Cape Girardeau School Board to decide on ballot issue (01/13/10)
The Cape Girardeau School Board will hold a special meeting today to decide whether to go to the voters with a bond issue in the April 6 election.
Cape leaders begin brainstorming for sign project (01/13/10)
City and community leaders kicked off a three-day period of brainstorming and design for a citywide wayfinding project Tuesday night. About 25 people attended the first of two public meetings to give planners input on a sign system to direct visitors, tourists and students through the city...
Three juveniles in custody following Schnucks robbery (01/13/10)
Police have apprehended three teenagers suspected of robbing a Cape Girardeau grocery store early Tuesday morning.
Lawyer accused of stealing from client waives arraignment (01/13/10)
A Cape Girardeau lawyer disbarred in August 2009 and charged with felony theft, waived his preliminary hearing and initial arraignment before Associate Circuit Court Judge Scott Thomsen.
I-55 in Scott County to be closed today for repairs (01/13/10)
Southbound Interstate 55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane today for pavement repairs. Missouri Department of Transportation crews will be working on the section of road between Highway 74 in Cape Girardeau and U.S. 61 in Scott City. Work will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until 3 p.m...
Sikeston city officials to get price of building new police headquarters (01/13/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- City officials will soon get a firm price on what it would cost for a new Sikeston Department of Public Safety headquarters.
400 rally against federal health care bill in Mo. (01/13/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- About 400 people have gathered at the Missouri Capitol for a states-rights rally in opposition to federal health care legislation. Wednesday's rally focused primarily on federal proposals that would tax individuals who do not purchase health insurance or tax certain businesses that do not offer insurance to employees...
Former KC schools worker gets $362,000 in lawsuit (01/13/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The chief of staff for former Kansas City School District Superintendent Anthony Amato has been awarded $362,000 in a complaint against Amato and the district. In a complaint filed in 2007, Emanuel McCrainey contended that Amato retaliated against him after he privately complained to Amato about his alleged use of derogatory names for two board members...
Mo., Kan., charities rushing aid to Haiti (01/13/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Midwest charities are rushing to help after the massive earthquake in the impoverished country of Haiti. Heart to Heart International plans to ship between $500,000 and $1 million worth of medical supplies by Thursday. The charity, based in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, Kan., also is preparing to send up to 10 people this weekend, including doctors, nurses and emergency medical technicians...
Mo. Supreme Court rejects sex offender rules (01/13/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court sided Tuesday with two sex offenders, ruling they cannot be barred from handing out Halloween candy and living within 1,000 feet of schools and child care centers because those restrictions weren't in place when they were convicted...
Haitian-Americans worry about devastated homeland (01/13/10)
MIAMI (AP) -- Teachers in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood used the simplest terms they could Wednesday to explain the devastating earthquake that rattled the island nation. Their words were little comfort to students like first-grader Mitchelle Monroe, who said her grandmother recently arrived from Haiti but she did not know the whereabouts of other relatives. She was among some 400 children who prayed during a solemn Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral...
Defense Dept.: Remains of Utah pilot from Vietnam era identified (01/13/10)
SALT LAKE CITY -- The remains of an Air Force pilot who went missing in action during the Vietnam War have been identified, the Department of Defense said Tuesday. The ashes of Air Force Maj. Russell C. Goodman will be scattered in Alaska, his family told Anchorage television station KTUU. The station said the family was currently in Hawaii, where forensic experts identified Goodman from bone fragments...
Bird-plane collisions may pass 10,000 in '09, a first (01/13/10)
WASHINGTON -- Reports of airplanes hitting birds and other wildlife surged last year, including serious accidents such as birds crashing through cockpits and crippling engines in flight, according to an Associated Press analysis of new government data. More than a dozen states across two migration routes from Minnesota to Texas have seen the highest increases...
White House changes job-count rule (01/13/10)
WASHINGTON -- The White House has abandoned its controversial method of counting jobs under President Barack Obama's economic stimulus, making it impossible to track the number of jobs saved or created with the $787 billion in recovery money. Despite mounting a vigorous defense of its earlier count of more than 640,000 jobs credited to the stimulus, even after numerous errors were identified, the Obama administration now is making it easier to give the stimulus credit for hiring. ...
Judge: Roeder can try to make manslaughter defense (01/13/10)
WICHITA, Kan. -- A judge turned away objections from prosecutors Tuesday, allowing confessed killer Scott Roeder the chance to build a defense to the slaying of a Kansas abortion provider based on his belief the action was justified to save unborn children...
Patients paying for more face time with MDs (01/13/10)
Over the counter cold-and-flu remedy: $5.99. Trip to the doctor's office: $20. Extra time to bend your doctor's ear: $1,500 a year and up. Primary care physicians are increasingly offering exclusivity to those willing to pay for it. These practices, known as concierge, boutique or retainer practices, typically charge annual fees that range from $1,500 to $10,000 or more. ...
Committee approves Calif. marijuana legalization bill (01/13/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A bill seeking to legalize marijuana in California won initial approval from a legislative committee Tuesday in what may be just a symbolic vote because a second committee likely won't take it up in time. The state assembly's public safety committee voted 4-3 on the measure that would tax and regulate marijuana in the same way alcohol is controlled...
'Chaos' in Haiti after big earthquake (01/13/10)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The largest earthquake to hit Haiti in more than 200 years rocked the Caribbean nation Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help and heavily damaging other buildings. U.S. officials reported bodies lying in the streets and an aid official described "total disaster and chaos."...
Leopold forces Oak Ridge outside (01/13/10)
Leopold packed its defense near the basket and allowed Oak Ridge to shoot as often as it liked from 3-point range. Oak Ridge shot 21 percent from long range, which allowed Leopold to knock off the Blue Jays 57-53.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Taylor Smith (01/13/10)
Smith led her team to the Delta New Years Tournament title.
High school roundup: Scott City, Delta advance to semifinals (01/13/10)
All of the area high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Kennett Indians overcome season's woes to win 88-31 (01/13/10)
Just hours after the funeral of senior Rachel Dye, the Tribe took the court and responded in resounding fashion, dominating from tip to buzzer in an 88-31 rout of the Kelly on Tuesday night.
Former ND Bulldog named Patriot League player of the week (01/13/10)
Former Notre Dame standout Ryan Willen was named the Patriot League's player of the week Monday after the sophomore scored 47 points in a pair of Lafayette College victories last week. The 6-foot-8 Willen scored a career-high 27 points on 9-of-11 shooting against Columbia, then netted 20 points in an 84-74 victory against Holy Cross...
Blues snap home skid with win vs. Columbus (01/13/10)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues interim coach Davis Payne was behind the Peoria Rivermen's bench the first four setbacks of the team's five-game home losing streak. Still, he could appreciate the sense of relief after Jay McClement had a goal and assist in a big first period of a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. The Blues won at home for the first time since beating Calgary on Dec. 15 and are 7-14-3 overall in the Scottrade Center...
Packers' Woodson voted AP's top defensive player (01/13/10)
NEW YORK -- In his own view, Charles Woodson put together his best pro season in 2009. How appropriate, then, that he is The Associated Press 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Woodson tied for the league lead with nine interceptions, returning three for touchdowns, and was a key to the Packers' turnaround on defense. ...
Gossage: No Hall passes for steroids cheaters (01/13/10)
NEW YORK -- Goose Gossage watched Mark McGwire's televised confession to steroids use and was happy his former teammate came clean. That's where the praise ended, with the Hall of Fame reliever saying there should be no place in Cooperstown for McGwire or any other player who used performance-enhancing drugs...
Brees: Saints' offense will be fine despite slump (01/13/10)
METAIRIE, La. -- Drew Brees dismissed the Saints' offensive slump during the past few games as an aberration. The past four years back him up. "I know what we're capable of, and I know that if you just look at our track record, the last three out of four years we've had the No. 1 offense in the league," Brees said. "That's a body of work. That's not just a stretch of games here and a stretch of games there."...
Kiffin leaves Tennessee after one season to fill Southern Cal vacancy (01/13/10)
Lane Kiffin is returning to Southern California as the Trojans' coach after just one season at Tennessee. Kiffin was chosen Tuesday to replace Pete Carroll, his mentor and employer for six seasons. Kiffin was the Trojans' offensive coordinator before his brief stints with the Oakland Raiders and the Volunteers...
Resolutions hit home (01/13/10)
It's the season for resolutions, and for many people that means vowing to get their home in the best shape possible. Whether it's clearing out clutter, catching up on small repairs, bringing fresh style to a favorite room or organizing closets, many people have home on the brain as the new year begins...
Young, young at heart provide sweet, savory recipes (01/13/10)
The youths from Good Shepherd Lutheran Chapel in Cape Girardeau have put together a cookbook to sell to help with a mission trip they hope to take. "Heavenly Recipe" features all of the favorite recipes of church members both young and young at heart. ...
Vatican: 'Avatar' is no masterpiece (01/13/10)
VATICAN CITY -- "Avatar" is wooing audiences worldwide with visually dazzling landscapes and nature-loving blue creatures. But the Vatican is no easy crowd to please. The Vatican newspaper and radio station are criticizing James Cameron's 3-D blockbuster for flirting with the idea that worship of nature can replace religion -- a notion the pope has warned against. They call the movie a simplistic and sappy tale, despite its awe-inspiring special effects...
Pauline Hanebrink (01/13/10)
*** Pauline Hanebrink Pauline E. Hanebrink, 96, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Tomi Pyle (01/13/10)
Tomi A. Pyle, 79, of West Frankfort, Ill., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Ford and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements...
Camille Stone (01/13/10)
*** Camille Stone Mary Camille Stone, 104, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Pete Winkler (01/13/10)
*** Pete Winkler PERRYVILLE, Mo. — William H. "Pete" Winkler, 84, of Perryville died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at his home. Service will be private. Miller Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Ballard (01/13/10)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Joseph E. Ballard, 75, of Mound City died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday at Barkett Funeral Home in Mound City. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Buddy Walls officiating. Interment will be in Mound City National Cemetery, with military honors...
Edith Miller (01/13/10)
*** Edith Miller OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. — Edith Miller, 78, of Olive Branch died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Blanche Swinford (01/13/10)
BROWNWOOD, Mo. -- Blanche Lee Melba Swinford, 73, of Brownwood passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at her home. She was born May 20, 1936, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of David and Ruby Probst Mandrell and Boyd Hobbs. She and Lester "Red" Swinford were married April 5, 1953, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death Aug. 3, 2009...
Donna Kyle (01/13/10)
Donna Jo Kyle, 68, of Ozark, Mo., passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. She was born Aug. 2, 1941, in Dexter, Mo., daughter of Donald and Emma Mae Roberts Starr. She and Hoyt Kyle were married Nov. 28, 1959. Mrs. Kyle was of the Southern Baptist belief. She enjoyed floral arranging, '50s music and painting. She loved her family and doted on her grandchildren at every opportunity...
Mabel Bruce (01/13/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Mabel Louise Bruce, 92, of Advance passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at her home. She was born Nov. 22, 1917, in Vanduser, Mo., daughter of Benjamin and Anne Bodenshott. She and Wilburn Bruce were married May 28, 1934. He preceded her in death Jan. 2, 1984...
Mary Anderson (01/13/10)
Mary Lou Hitt Craft Anderson, 78, of Westwood, Kan., passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at her home. She went peacefully in her sleep with her family around her. Mary Lou was born Sept. 18, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, to Weldon and Wanda Webb Hitt. She had so much fun growing up in Cape Girardeau with her many cousins and friends. She attended Washington Grade School and Central High School...
Fire report 1/13/10 (01/13/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Monday: Firefighters responded to the following Tuesday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday: ...
Police report 1/13/10 (01/13/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summons Thefts Burglary Property damage Miscellaneous Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Out of the past 1/13/10 (01/13/10)
The Rev. Murray A. Frick Jr., new associate minister at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), has arrived in Cape Girardeau with his wife and daughter; Frick comes from Webster Groves Christian Church in St. Louis. Britt Airways Inc., which began airline passenger service in and out of Cape Girardeau in September 1983, handled 21,846 passengers during 1984 at its Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport terminal...
Discussions about race (01/13/10)
So the ever-brilliant Harry Reid sticks his foot in his mouth and reopens the racial can of worms once again. When the top Senate Democrat made racially inappropriate comments about Barack Obama during the campaign, little did he know that those remarks would resurface...
Warm and safe (01/13/10)
Fire safety is a year-round concern, but during wintry blasts there are good reasons to be even more cautious. Recent residential fires remind us that using common sense while trying to keep warm is a good way to stay safe. Fireplaces, space heaters, kitchen oven and even stovetop burners to produce heat all have their perils...
Jackson honors school board (01/13/10)
The Jackson community benefits every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours devoted by the members of the Jackson School Board. Our school board members are elected by local constituents and do not receive compensation for their tireless efforts. Jackson School Board members work with school staff and community members to ensure that decisions bout Jackson's public schools are made as close to the needs of our children and community as possible...
Warming action urgently needed (01/13/10)
When science indicates trends, individuals and businesses often attack findings when they are unfavorable. This occurred when studies linked smoking to negative health effects. Now a similar situation has presented itself in the case of energy use and climate change. ...
Speak Out 1/13/10 (01/13/10)
THERE has been some controversy because the Sikeston School District had school with one inch of snow on the ground. There are lots of places farther north where school districts have school all through the winter, and they do it safely. Sikeston is nearly flat with few hills. One inch of snow is not that big of a problem. Having school was the right thing to do. Cape Girardeau ought to have school if there's only one inch of snow on the ground...
Prayer 1/13/10 (01/13/10)
For the good sense to protect ourselves from winter's blast, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
8 Year Old Wins District Hoop Shoot (01/13/10)
The annual Elks Hoopshoot Competition held its district championship in Chaffee on Saturday, January 9. Blake Barnes, age 8, captured the first place title for the 8-9 age group, shooting 20 out of 25 free-throws. Blake will advance to the state competition in Imperial on February 6...
Guard Soldiers get 'good information' at benefits briefing (01/13/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- During his recent deployment to Iraq, Sgt. Robert Gillespie threw his back out while putting on his armor before going on out a security mission. The Sikeston native also said he has dealt with some post-traumatic stress disorder issues since he's been home...
Catfish/Chicken Tenders Dinner Saturday at New McKendree South Campus (01/13/10)
Come and enjoy an all-you-can-eat fried catfish and chicken tenders, baked beans, cole slaw, and spiral potatoes dinner this Saturday from 4-7 PM at the New McKendree South Campus (1770 S. Hope, Jackson) cooked by the United Methodist Men. Adults-$8, children under 12-$5, children under 5-free...
Southeast Missouri Hospital Ranks Among Top 10 in Missouri for Gastroenterology (GI) Surgical Services; Receives National Recognition Too (01/13/10)
Southeast Missouri Hospital physicians, nurses and staff gathered Tuesday, January 12, to celebrate the Hospital's status as one of the state's Top 10 providers of Gastroenterology (GI) surgical services. Southeast Missouri Hospital is the only hospital in the southeast Missouri region to be ranked in the Top 10 in the state by HealthGrades®, the nation's leading independent healthcare ratings organization...
Sowers campaign releases video highlighting candidate's classroom experience (01/13/10)
Rolla, MO (January 12, 2010)- The Tommy Sowers for Congress campaign released their fourth in a series of four candidate profile videos, this one highlighting Tommy Sowers's experiences as a teacher. Accompanying the announcement of the new video was an endorsement from Colonel Jack Jacobs, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who co-taught a Media and Politics course with Sowers at West Point...
Playing in the Snow (01/13/10)
My son, Justin took this picture of Reesie, one of our long hair dachshunds, playing in the snow.
Reflections of the Snow (01/13/10)
Justin took this picture of one of our gazing balls reflecting the winter scene in our backyard. Notice he is giving a peace sign, lol.
The Lutheran Home Receives Crosses (01/13/10)
The Lutheran Home Auxiliary President, Martha Muench, receives a cross from August Birk. Mr. Birk has carved wooden crosses to be placed in resident rooms.
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (01/13/10)
Bailey is a 4 1/2 month old Dachshund/Retriever mix. She is adorable! Bailey is available for adoption at the Humane Society, 573-334-5837. See more pets available for adoption at www.semopets.org
Hoover Center Participants Decorate Goody Bags for Hospice (01/13/10)
In mid December, the Hoover Center Participants decorated Goody Bags for Crown Hospice. Pictured (L to R): Geraldine Love, Violet Crain, Ida Mitchell, Barbara Warren, Ruth Ann Urhahn (seated), Cherie Herbst-Program Coordinator, Anita Hahs-Admin. Asst., and Ruby Statler...
Buck and Bugs having a siesta...... (01/13/10)
Buck and Bugs having a siesta......
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