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Chaffee residence severely damaged after morning fire (01/20/10)
A residence in Chaffee, Mo. suffered severe heat and smoke damage Wednesday morning after an electrical fire started in the living room. The Chaffee Fire Department responded to the two-story home on 217 Elliot Street at around 9:15 a.m. Chief Sam Glency said when crews arrived on scene flames were visible from the front window and there was heavy smoke coming from the attic...
Dexter, Mo., board of aldermen considers pseudoephedrine regulations (01/20/10)
DEXTER, Mo. -- An ordinance proposed at the Monday night meeting of the Dexter Board of Aldermen could potentially change the way citizens purchase certain cold medicines within the city limits. The proposal came as the result of recent law changes in Poplar Bluff and Kennett requiring that residents have a medical prescription before being allowed to purchase pseudoephedrine and several other sinus medications...
Area lawmaker files legislation to scrap Missouri's paper law books (01/20/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A state senator wants to scrap Missouri's paper law books. Every 10 years, Missouri publishes an encyclopedia-sized collection of state laws. And every year in between, it publishes a paper update of all the changes that have occurred...
Area city will require prescriptions for pseudoephedrine (01/20/10)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Following a lengthy discussion on Tuesday between the Kennett City Council, members of the Bootheel Drug Task Force and area pharmacists, the council unanimously passed an ordinance requiring prescriptions for the purchase of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine...
Jury trial set for teen accused in Poplar Bluff burning incident (01/20/10)
A Poplar Bluff teen accused in a burning incident last summer will go to trial this June. A judge ruled in August that 17-year-old Billy Rasberry should be certified for felony assault. He allegedly squirted gasoline on another teen and lit him on fire June 13, causing burns to 15-year-old Walter Currie's body. The two were in an ongoing dispute when they confronted each other at a city intersection that night...
Cape Girardeau man accused of abusing pregnant woman (01/20/10)
A Cape Girardeau man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly abusing a pregnant woman. The victim reported to police Saturday that 26-year-old Giles Triplett forced sexual intercourse on her several times over the past few weeks. The week prior, he allegedly strangled the 23-year-old woman by placing his hand around her throat, causing fingernail scratches on her neck. ...
Late night fire damages Cape Girardeau apartment complex (01/20/10)
A Cape Girardeau apartment complex received moderate smoke damage after a fire broke out late Tuesday night. At 9:06 p.m. crews responded to 516 Cape Meadows Circle, where they found a lower-level apartment on fire, battalion Chief Brad Dillow said. Within 15 minutes crews contained the fire inside apartment 49, whose resident escaped before firefighters arrived on the scene...
Former Jackson furniture store employee gets 15 years on stealing charges (01/20/10)
A Bertrand, Mo., man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday by Circuit Court Judge William Syler for stealing by deceit from Ashley Furniture Store customers in Jackson. Aaron A. Evans, 49, was an employee of the business and took money from customers by promising furniture delivery, never delivering the items and keeping the money for himself. ...
Jackson filing closes with 1 contested alderman race (01/20/10)
One of four incumbents will face a challenger during the April 6 election for the Jackson Board of Aldermen. The deadline for filing was Tuesday. Tim Welker will face challenger Dustin Cauble in Ward 1. Welker was appointed Sept. 8 to fill the seat of Curt Poore, who resigned prior to the expiration of his full term...
Education Solutions Team near ready to present plan to reduce dropout rate (01/20/10)
After a year of work, a group of community and education leaders is almost ready to present the public with its plan to reduce the Cape Girardeau School District dropout rate.
Filing closes for April school board elections (01/20/10)
There will be new faces on many area school boards following the April 6 elections. Filing for board seats closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, and in eight of 16 districts covering portions of Cape Girardeau, Perry, Scott and Bollinger County, one or more incumbents eligible to run for re-election did not. In the Cape Girardeau School District...
White: Attracting jobs should be Cape's top priority (01/20/10)
Editor's note: This is the second of three stories about Cape Girardeau mayoral candidates. Walter White wants jobs for Cape Girardeau. To help bring them, White is asking voters for Cape Girardeau's top job. White, a businessman who owns rental property and the Ole Country Store, is one of three candidates for mayor in the Feb. 2 primary election...
Cape adopts law against minors having alcohol in their bloodstream (01/20/10)
Cape Girardeau police will soon have another tool to combat underage drinking following the Cape Girardeau City Council's adoption of a city law against minors having alcohol in their bloodstream. Missouri lawmakers passed a law in 2005 making it illegal for anyone younger than 21 to have a blood-alcohol content of greater than 0.02 percent. Adults are considered too intoxicated to drive if their blood alcohol level is greater than 0.08 percent...
Case of man who allegedly made meth at Sonic restaurant moved to another county (01/20/10)
The case against a Cape Girardeau man who is charged with attempt to manufacture a controlled substance and second-degree burglary in connection with an incident at a fast-food restaurant will now be heard before a Butler County judge.
Jackson tables gunsmithing vote (01/20/10)
Facing opposition from four residents Tuesday night, the Jackson Board of Aldermen delayed voting on a special-use permit for a home-based gunsmithing business. During a public hearing, Perry and Pamela Evans of 1430 Douglas Drive made their case to have a gunsmithing business inside their residence. ...
Cape narcotics case delayed for second time; attorney says she needs time to discuss police video with client (01/20/10)
The defense for a Cape Girardeau man charged with purchasing and distributing narcotics passed on reviewing the case Tuesday before Circuit Court Judge William Syler, needing more time to discuss a police video with her client. It is the second time in one month the Zatrun Twiggs case has been delayed. ...
Lawyer for suspect in Orman murders asks for time to obtain evidence (01/20/10)
The attorney for a Cape Girardeau man accused in the murders of Jamie Lynn Orman and her son Derrick Orman asked for more time to obtain evidence in the case in a court hearing today in Jackson.
Union County, Ill., man gets jail for taking artifacts (01/20/10)
A Union County man was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for removing more than 13,000 historical artifacts from a Southern Illinois National Wildlife Refuge, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Leslie Jones was observed digging and removing the artifacts from an archaeological site in January 2007. ...
In federal court: Cape man pleads guilty to meth charge; another sentenced to prison for pseudoephedrine possession (01/20/10)
The following information was released by the office of federal prosecutor Richard G. Callahan for defendants appearing in federal court before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey on Tuesday. PLEADED GUILTY Name: Scott Eugene Peetz Age: 50...
Repeal of Mo. loss limits raises less than promised for schools (01/20/10)
ST. LOUIS -- New figures from state gambling regulators show the end of loss limits at Missouri casinos has generated far less school funding than promised in a 2008 ballot initiative. The statewide vote to end Missouri's $500 loss limit has bolstered the state's largest casinos and helped them weather a weak year for gambling across the country. ...
More states gathered up expired meds in 2009 (01/20/10)
LAYTON, Utah -- A steel mailbox-sized bin in the lobby of a police department in northern Utah was full again, crammed with half-full prescription bottles, over-the-counter cold meds and even an odd topical cream from 1983. "It's anything and everything," Layton police evidence supervisor Holly Plotnick said...
Calif. storm causes floods, wind damage (01/20/10)
LOS ANGELES -- The second in a series of storms roared into Southern California on Tuesday, bringing heavy rains and winds that smashed windows, submerged cars and flipped a sport utility vehicle along a stretch of coastline. The thunderstorm surged ashore with fierce, rotating winds in southern Los Angeles County beach towns and areas of Orange and San Diego counties...
GOP's Brown wins Mass. Senate race (01/20/10)
BOSTON -- In an upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to defeat Democrat Martha Coakley in a U.S. Senate election Tuesday that left President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in doubt. Brown will become the 41st Republican in the 100-member Senate, which could allow the GOP to block the president's health care legislation and the rest of Obama's agenda. Democrats needed Coakley to win for a 60th vote to thwart Republican filibusters...
New 6.1-quake hits Haiti, people flee into streets (01/20/10)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A powerful new earthquake struck Haiti today, shaking buildings and sending screaming people running into the streets only eight days after the country's capital was devastated by an apocalyptic quake. The magnitude-6.1 temblor was the largest aftershock yet to the Jan. 12 quake. It was not immediately clear if it caused additional injuries or damage to weakened buildings...
U.S., U.N. send more troops to help in Haiti (01/20/10)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Scores of U.S. troops landed on the lawn of Haiti's shattered presidential palace Tuesday to the cheers of quake victims, and the U.N. said it would throw more police and soldiers into the sluggish global effort to aid the devastated country...
U.N.: Afghans forced to pay billions in bribes (01/20/10)
LONDON -- Half of all Afghan adults paid at least one bribe to a public official over the course of a year to cut through red tape or get help with poor service, the U.N. said Tuesday in a report that documents the extraordinary depth of corruption in Afghanistan...
Leopold slips past Meadow Heights 63-62 (01/20/10)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Shawn Kinder's confidence never wavered when his freshman point guard stepped to the line with the game in his hands. Leopold's boys basketball coach believed Kyle Stroder would deliver in a tie game with 10.1 seconds left Tuesday...
Central wrestlers pin 40-39 dual loss on North County (01/20/10)
Central needed to forfeit four matches, but the wrestlers who competed for the Tigers on Tuesday delivered. Central used pins by Caleb Yeargain (125 pounds), Raymond Woldtvedt (160) and Kevin Flesher (171) to nip North County 40-39. The pins by Woldtvedt and Flesher were in the final two matches wrestled...
Mules defeat Jackson 56-43 (01/20/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Neither team liked the pace of the game Tuesday night as Poplar Bluff sprinted to a double-digit lead in the first half. "Their athleticism was speeding us up quite a bit in that first half," Jackson coach Darrin Scott said. "We weren't finishing when we had some shots...
ND tops Bluejays for third time this season (01/20/10)
Jacob Tolbert had his way around the basket and Notre Dame locked down defensively. That was a lethal combination Tuesday night at Notre Dame Regional High School as the surging Bulldogs rolled past Charleston 69-61. The Bulldogs notched their fifth straight win and improved to 12-4. Charleston fell to 5-11 with its fifth consecutive loss...
Third Redhawks team member injured (01/20/10)
The injury news keeps getting worse for the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team. Two of the Redhawks' key players are already likely lost for the remainder of the season. And now another of Southeast's key performers will miss some action...
Rex Ryan making father Buddy proud with Jets' run (01/20/10)
Buddy Ryan's advice to son Rex when he took over as head coach of the New York Jets a year ago was simple: "Don't screw it up." No problem, Dad. Borrowing a page from his irascible father's playbook, Ryan and the upstart Jets are on the brink of the Super Bowl...
Cards, Ludwick strike one-year deal (01/20/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Outfielder Ryan Ludwick and the St. Louis Cardinals have avoided arbitration for the second straight season, agreeing Tuesday to a $5.45 million, one-year contract. The 31-year-old Ludwick hit .265 with 22 homers and 97 RBIs last season for the NL Central champions. He agreed to a $3.7 million one-year deal last February after becoming an All-Star for the first time in 2008...
Vikings' Favre to face boyhood favorites Sunday in New Orleans (01/20/10)
MINNEAPOLIS -- It appears that Brett Favre is just like everyone else -- he never forgot his first love. Shortly after Favre and the Minnesota Vikings dismantled Dallas on Sunday to setup a showdown with the Saints in New Orleans for the NFC championship, the 40-year-old quarterback recalled a conversation he had with Saints coach Sean Payton some time back...
Buffalo hires Chan Gailey as coach (01/20/10)
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Chan Gailey's second chance to prove himself as an NFL coach comes with plenty of challenges. The Buffalo Bills team he's taking over hasn't made the playoffs in a decade and its fans have been clamoring for Bill Cowher during a coaching search that seemed to take forever...
Kuznetsova reaches 3rd round at Australian Open (01/20/10)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova became the first player into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-2 win earlier today over fellow Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. The third-seeded Kuznetsova was dominant after taking a 5-1 lead in the first set by breaking Pavlyuchenkova's first two service games...
Haitian soccer federation hit hard by earthquake (01/20/10)
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- At least 30 members of Haiti's soccer federation, including an undetermined number of players, died in the country's earthquake, regional soccer authorities said Tuesday. In addition, the president of the Dominican Olympic committee said he was told by his Haitian counterpart that at least seven Haitian athletes from Olympic sports died...
S.D. State coach will go barefoot for Haiti (01/20/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The earthquake in Haiti has personal resonance for South Dakota State basketball coach Scott Nagy, and he plans to coach barefoot this weekend to raise money and awareness for the deadly disaster. Nagy's adopted daughter is from Petionville, near the quake's epicenter, and he hasn't been able to contact the girl's birth mother since the disaster last Tuesday. Nagy said 6-year-old Naika is aware of what happened, and he struggled to explain the situation to her...
A Canadian culinary primer (01/20/10)
Canada may be a close neighbor, but most of Americans are pretty clueless about what's going on up there. Here is a quick primer on the Canadian culinary scene. Vancouver is a particularly international city, with numerous cultures. Pick from near endless options for Chinese and Indian fare to more obscure amalgamations such as Aburi-style sushi (seared slivers of seafood infused with French sauces)...
Recipe Swap: An auxiliary stash of recipes for 50th anniversary (01/20/10)
Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the release of a new cookbook to commemorate the occasion. The book is a lovely three-ring binder with the prettiest cookbook cover I have seen in a long time. It also has a nice stand or easel to hold the book up while cooking. The medical center's auxiliary works hard all year long to help with a variety of projects that benefit patient program. The book is available in the gift shop on their campus...
A Harte Appetite: Toy oven can cook more than cookies and cakes (01/20/10)
What do award-winning cookbook author Rick Bayless, Food Network Iron Chef Bobby Flay, nationally acclaimed pastry chef Gale Gand and Chloe, my 5-year-old granddaughter, have in common? They all began their culinary education by slaving over a hot light bulb...
Mary Campbell (01/20/10)
Mary Campbell, 87, of Cape Girardeau died at 10:19 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Mingo, Mo., to John L. and Odena Kern Garner. She married Paul Richards in 1941. She later married Marvin Campbell on Oct. 6, 1974...
Dorian Carter (01/20/10)
Dorian Jamal Carter, infant son of Daunisha Carter of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Interment will be in Lorimier Cemetery...
Mintry Newbern (01/20/10)
Mintry V. Newbern, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at noon Saturday at Greater Dimension Ministries Church, with the Rev. Johnny Thomas officiating...
Fred Thomas (01/20/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Fred L. Thomas, 92, of Marble Hill passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at El Nathan Home. He was born Nov. 14, 1917, at Zalma, Mo., son of Daniel J. and Ida Mae Whitener Thomas. He and Myra Emigean Gray were married May 30, 1941, in Cape Girardeau. She died Oct. 26, 2004...
Hershel Mansker (01/20/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Hershel Mansker, 82, of St. Louis, formerly of Chaffee, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at Missouri Veterans Home in St. Louis. He was born Aug. 2, 1927, at Delta, son of Homer and Ellen Frances Estes Mansker. He and Thelma Louise Bentley were married Nov. 5, 1948...
Camille Stone (01/20/10)
Mary Camille Hill Stone, 104, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Aug. 14, 1905, in Matthews, Mo., daughter of Frederick Allison and Bertie Amelia Shields Hill. Stone was a member of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church, VFW and Eagles Auxiliary. ...
Horace Clark (01/20/10)
Horace Hardy Clark, 96, of Jackson died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 24, 1913, in Commerce, Mo., son of Omer and Opal Oguin Clark. He and Grace Genevieve Wise were married June 9, 1934, at Benton, Mo. She died Jan. 5, 2005...
Cape Central High School (01/20/10)
Cape Central High School A Honor Roll 12th grade: Derek Adams, Rachel Bagot, Katie Beaton, Jillian Bess, Lauren Bishop, Anna Bowles, Sonya Chaudhari, Catherine Concho, Lindsay Cunningham, Brian Egbert, Marida Faller, Merritt Fluegge, Margaret Goodman, Samuel Gramling, Aaron Hahn, Hayley Harris, Allison Heinsman, Lyndsey Keener, Diane Langenfeld, Julie Langenfeld, Sarah Lasky, Bryndon Lee, Farrah Malik, Quitman McBride, Kaitlin McGrath, Michael Miller, Taylor Morse, Emily Myers, Derek Parker, Jordan Pope, Gavin Pringle, Chayli Richardson, Veda Riley, Rachel Rodgers, Mariah Sander, Trenton Sanders, Nina Scheibe, Erica Shirrell, Shawna Shockley, Charis Stewart, Holly Teague, Janna Trautwein, Eric Walter, Josh Wen, Audrey Westrich, Sheree Wilkerson, Allison Wolz, Adeline Yates, Dustin Youngerman, Matthew Zlokovich.. ...
Fire report 1/20/10 (01/20/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following call Monday:...
Police report 1/20/10 (01/20/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses...
Out of the past 1/20/10 (01/20/10)
Benjamin F. Lewis has joined the Cape Girardeau law firm of Richey, Price, Spaeth and Heisserer as an associate; Lewis attended Central High School and graduated magna cum laude from Southeast Missouri State University in 1977; he earned his law degree form the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1980; Lewis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis F. Lewis of Cape Girardeau...
Correction 1/20/10 (01/20/10)
Monday's article about businesses that opened and closed since 2007 should have stated that Jackson's business and contractor licensing time frame is from July 1 through June 30. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Liberal lemmings (01/20/10)
The political polarization of America has reached new levels. And through years of monitoring the political landscape of this great nation, I have never witnessed anything remotely comparable. Actually, you might have to go back to the Civil War to find such stark differences on social, economic and political issues...
Mentoring month (01/20/10)
January is National Mentoring Month, an occasion to salute all those individuals and organizations that find ways to befriend and encourage others to have fun, study hard and make every effort to succeed. For hundreds of boys and girls, young men and women throughout Southeast Missouri, mentors provide the only positive role models in their lives. ...
Diamonds in your own backyard (01/20/10)
My wife and I had the privilege of attending a recital at Old St. Vincent's Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Milton Ryan of St. Vincent's in Perryville, Mo., was the guest pianist. Since he is local and not recently promoted in the media, many, including music lovers, were unaware of his capabilities. Father Milton, before becoming a priest, was a professional pianist. His faithful rendition of Bach, Haydn, Chopin and Rachmaninoff made for a delightful evening...
Gone, but not forgotten (01/20/10)
Friends come, friends go. But for some of us, those friends are never forgotten. When I was 13 my sister Betty and I started attending a church that had a great youth group led by Azalea Wise. Under Azalea's wise eyes and counsel, this youth group grew in number and spirit, gathering children in from Cape Girardeau and the surrounding area...
Speak Out 1/20/10 (01/20/10)
PRESIDENT Gerald Ford once said, "A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have." TRY listening to what Rush Limbaugh says instead of relying on liberal interpreters. The man has a good heart. He said he wasn't going to give to particular associations. He said was going to give to people he knew would make sure those people got what they needed, not the government of Haiti...
Prayer 1/20/10 (01/20/10)
Forgive us, O God, when we turn away from the needs of others. Amen.
Jackson resident named to Ole Miss dean's list (01/20/10)
Sarah Detring of Jackson, MO., was named to the fall 2009 dean's list at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. Detring is a junior majoring in exercise science and maintains two academic scholarships. She is vice president of the Pi Beta Phi sorority and active in Campus Crusades at Ole Miss. Detring is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Detring of Jackson, MO...
Local author, Mr. Jim Riley, visits Jefferson (01/20/10)
Local author and business owner, Mr. Jim Riley, visits Jefferson Elementary to share his books, The Saving of Dogtown and The Life Lessons of Wise Old Leo. Thank you for your time Mr. Riley and we welcome you back soon.
Christmas 2009--Eddie, Mindy, Baily & Roxie (01/20/10)
After a short walk in the cold, this is my family Christmas photo for 2009. The dogs in the middle really aren't as embarrassed as they look, they are just 'tired'.
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (01/20/10)
Shaggy is a 1 year old Husky mix. He is a sweetheart! Shaggy is available for adoption at the Humane Society, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
Minnie on a treadmill (01/20/10)
Minnie is a 1 year old Golden Retriever. She loves people, to walk on the treadmill and run in the snow.
Another sighting! (01/20/10)
We were lucky enough to have the white deer across the street from the house yesterday! The picture aren't that clear because we didn't want to scare it off before we got the pic, but it's still awesome to see!
Another pic (01/20/10)
Another pic of white deer
Charlie Brown (01/20/10)
My Shih-tzu Charlie modeling his brand new sweater. He loves going for walks and laying on his very own fleece blanket.
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