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Stories from Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Plans in place to finish restoration of Bald Knob Cross (02/02/10)
The focus on Southern Illinois' historic Bald Knob Cross will shift from restoration to expansion in 2010, KZIM KSIM radio reported. President of the cross' transitional board Steve McKeown says plans for the finalization of the restoration efforts will be unveiled at the annual Bald Knob Cross of Peace meeting on the Feb. 9. Contractors working on the project were able to complete the structural repairs before winter weather struck...
Willie Nelson to play Poplar Bluff (02/02/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Legendary country musician Willie Nelson is coming to Poplar Bluff. Tickets went on sale Monday for the concert slated for March 13 at the Black River Coliseum, and Subrina Berger, marketing director and office manager, said she had people lined up at the door by 6 a.m...
New judge to preside over Cape Girardeau lawyer stealing case (02/02/10)
A new judge will preside over the case against Joe Buerkle, a former Cape Girardeau lawyer charged with stealing from a trust he administered. Buerkle faces one felony count of stealing for allegedly taking $325,000 from a trust fund and depositing the money into his personal account. His attorney appeared before Judge Ben Lewis last week and petitioned for a new judge. The state Supreme Court Friday assigned Judge Stephen Mitchell from Stoddard County to hear his case...
Cape Girardeau County Commission puts employee salaries on website, adds commissioner to salary committee (02/02/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission has approved placing salaries of all county employees on its website. During its meeting Monday, the commission also voted to include one of the commissioners to serve on a committee that evaluates salaries of all employees...
Dexter man arrested for allegedly shooting friend in back while drunk (02/02/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A night of drinking at a Dexter, Mo., bar ended with one man being taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound and his friend to jail. Kevin Vaughn, 28, of Dexter, remained in the intensive care unit at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau this morning after being shot in the back at close range with a large-caliber handgun.
Teenager pleads guilty to stealing in theft of money from club (02/02/10)
A 19-year-old Cape Girardeau man connected to an October burglary at Club T Zone pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of felony stealing before Circuit Court Judge William Syler. Jajuan Bell was originally charged with second-degree armed robbery, a felony. Bell and several other teenagers allegedly attacked an employee and stole money from a container filled with cash consisting of the club's cover charges...
Assistant U.S. attorney speaks to Cape Girardeau Rotary Club of his tours in Iraq (02/02/10)
Simply assisting Iraqi prosecutors in one of the most unforgettable criminal cases in history wasn't enough to get assistant U.S. attorney Larry Ferrell to a country on the verge of destruction. It was in the pursuit of justice, the rule of law and the call to duty that brought Ferrell to Iraq on two occasions, for nine months in 2006 and from August 2008 to September 2009, where he served as justice attache to the U.S. ...
Cape Girardeau City Council approves $2.24 million bid for Shawnee Sports Complex project (02/02/10)
After scrapping bids and redesigning the community center, Cape Girardeau is set to begin construction and continue improvements of the Shawnee Sports Complex. On Monday, the city council accepted a $2.24 million bid from Denali Construction for a community center and concession stands for the soccer and softball fields. The construction is part of the projects supported by the sales tax passed by voters in April 2008...
Jackson board tables vote on permit for home-based gunsmithing business (02/02/10)
Citing the lack of a full council present Monday, the Jackson Board of Aldermen for the second consecutive meeting delayed voting on a special permit for a home-based gunsmithing business. On Jan. 19 the aldermen heard comments from the public in a hearing about the business at 1430 Douglas Drive. ...
Jackson man seriously injured in Sunday afternoon crash (02/02/10)
A Jackson man was seriously injured Sunday afternoon after another car pulled into the path of his Ford in Fruitland. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2000 Peterbilt driven by Phillip E. Ray, 31, of Johnsonville, Ill., was traveling westbound on Highway 177 at around 1:15 p.m...
Saturday night house fire in Cape Girardeau ruled accidental (02/02/10)
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department has ruled a Saturday night apartment fire as accidental.
Superintendents seek change in teacher discipline (02/02/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri school superintendents who want to keep troubled teachers from returning to the classroom said Tuesday they feel hamstrung by rules that restrict them from sharing information on why teachers lose their jobs.
Kennedy Center takes arts education program to Mo. (02/02/10)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is expanding a program to ensure the arts remain part of education in a Missouri school district. The Washington-based arts center will link local arts groups in Springfield, Mo., with the public schools to help teach students in grades K-8. Organizers announced their plans Tuesday...
Leaders to discuss Mo.'s educational climate (02/02/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster will join state and local leaders for a discussion of educational issues. The University of Missouri says it will host the discussion at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Donald W. Reynolds Alumni Center...
Fish oil shows promise in preventing psychosis (02/02/10)
CHICAGO -- Fish oil pills may be able to save some young people with signs of mental illness from descending into schizophrenia, according to a preliminary but first-of-its-kind study. The Austrian study of just 81 patients comes from leaders in the field of youth mental health and adds to evidence suggesting severe mental illness might be prevented with the right intervention...
Conservative lawmakers seeking to ban mandatory health insurance (02/02/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Although President Barack Obama's push for a health care overhaul has stalled, conservative lawmakers in about half the states are forging ahead with constitutional amendments to ban government health insurance mandates. The proposals would assert a state-based right for people to pay medical bills from their own pocketbooks and prohibit penalties against those who refuse to carry health insurance...
Toyota finds fix for pedals; repairs to start this week (02/02/10)
WASHINGTON -- Toyota apologized to its customers Monday and said a piece of steel about the size of a postage stamp will fix the gas pedal problem that led to the recall of millions of cars. Repairs will take about a half-hour and will start in a matter of days, the company said...
Factory activity at highest level since 2004 (02/02/10)
NEW YORK -- Hopes that America's factories will help drive the economic recovery gained support Monday from news that manufacturing activity grew in January to its strongest point since 2004. Other reports Monday offered a reminder that the recovery remains fragile. Construction spending sank in December to its lowest level in more than six years. And gains in personal income and spending were too modest in December to suggest that consumers can fuel a strong rebound...
Obama budget: Record spending, record deficit (02/02/10)
WASHINGTON -- Spelling out painful priorities, President Barack Obama urged Congress on Monday to quickly approve a huge new shot of spending for recession relief and job creation, part of a record $3.8 trillion budget that would boost the deficit beyond any in the nation's history while only slowly beginning to put Americans back to work...
Streaking Bulldogs avenge loss to Central (02/02/10)
Notre Dame defeated Cape Central 70-55 to avenge the Tigers' upset win at the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament.
ND girls clamp smothering 'D' on Central (02/02/10)
A hounding defense and an unstoppable duo inside led Notre Dame to a 69-53 victory over rival Central on Monday night at the Show Me Center. The Bulldogs (17-4, 5-0) forced countless turnovers with their defense and Jane Morrill and Brooke Bohnert provided the scoring against the Tigers (12-6, 2-1)...
High school roundup: Meadow Heights girls win road game against Delta (02/02/10)
All the high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast paired with Miami (Ohio) (02/02/10)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team now knows its Feb. 20 opponent in the annual ESPN BracketBusters series. It was announced Monday that Southeast will play at Miami (Ohio) for the first meeting between the programs. Game time has not yet been determined...
Redhawks host future member of OVC (02/02/10)
Southeast Missouri State's basketball teams will look to get back in the win column today when future Ohio Valley Conference member Southern Illinois-Edwardsville visits. The women's game is set for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff at the Show Me Center, followed by the men's contest at 7:45 p.m...
Grammys bleeped rap number's lyrics (02/02/10)
NEW YORK -- Did anybody notice that, late in Sunday's telecast of the Grammy Awards show, the sound went on the fritz? The mikes went dead for seconds on end, over and over, like some kind of short circuit no one could fix, during the big production number with rap artists Eminem, Lil Wayne and Drake...
FDA debates tougher cancer warning on tanning beds (02/02/10)
WASHINGTON -- Just as millions head to tanning beds to prepare for spring break, the Food and Drug Administration will be debating how to toughen warnings that those sunlamps pose a cancer risk. Yes, sunburns are particularly dangerous. But there's increasing scientific consensus that there's no such thing as a safe tan, either...
Experiment takes aim at genetic learning disorder (02/02/10)
WASHINGTON -- A pill to ease a type of mental retardation? An experiment is underway to develop one, aimed at a genetic disorder that might unravel some of the mysteries of autism along the way. Chances are you've never heard of the target -- Fragile X syndrome -- even though it's the most common inherited form of intellectual impairment, estimated to affect almost 100,000 Americans. ...
Rhoda Miller (02/02/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Rhoda Miller, 101, of Anna died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at Union County Hospital. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tony Foeller officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery...
Helen King (02/02/10)
*** Helen King Helen Poe King, 97, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. The funeral will be private. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Harold Reed (02/02/10)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Harold Vernon Reed, 77, of Leopold passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 15, 1932, in Commerce, Mo., son of Thomas Edward and Blanche Smithson Reed. He and Alta Pearl Ramsey Stroder were married Feb. 19, 2000, at Whitewater...
Neva Mowery (02/02/10)
Neva Almeta Mowery, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born July 13, 1916, in Greenway, Ark., to Robert N. and Lula Jane Edwards Travillian. She and James Wilton Mowery were married Nov. 20, 1937, in Greenway. He died Aug. 13, 2000...
Cape Central Middle School (02/02/10)
Cape Central Middle School A Honor Roll 5th grade: Ethan Arnn, Emily Bagby, Isaac Buck, Jacob Camp, Katherine Carns, Amy Dai, Natalie Davis, Gabrielle Desrosiers, Caitlyn Dumey, Brianna Duncan, Madison Dush, Yasdani Gonzalez, Adriano Grim, Andrea Guebert, Madalyn Gutierrez, Brady Hendershott, Tara Hester, Emily Hiatt, Nia Johnson, Kimberly Jones, River Ketcherside, Bennett Kidd, Spencer Kidd, Kathleen Kinder, Nikkie Le, Trenton Leimer, Anna Margetta, Sky Miller, Christian Mink, Marisol Morales, Michael Morrison, Connor Murphy, Elizabeth Orr, Noah Ray, Jamonte Rush, Gavin Sample, Zoe Schumer, Ashtin Smith, Markavion Smith, Keegan Stout, Levi Strickland, Benton Strong, Alicia Stull, Steven Sundstrom, Drew Thatcher, Ella Valleroy, Ellen Wang, Kirstin Weinzetl, Luke Wilson, Kiana Winters.. ...
Woodland Middle School (02/02/10)
Woodland Middle School A Honor Roll 5th grade: Jaysun Aston, Rachel Baker, Hanna Berrong, Lucy Blackwell, Keegan Cooper, Rachel Ekstam, Danielle Gillis, Levi Green, Suzanne Haislip, Ethan Harris, Clayton Hester, Devin Liley, Sierra Owens, Cheyenne Ricketts, Brea Sloan, Landon Thomsen, Logan Thomsen, Cheyenne Wells, Lacey Wilkinson...
Chaffee Junior & Senior High School (02/02/10)
Chaffee Junior & Senior High School 7th grade: Kodi Ballard, Victoria Blue, Ryan Burton, Megan Chisum Jessie Evans, Lane Henson, Lyndsey Livingston, Wesley Lowery, Kaitlin McFerron, Peyton Montgomery, Sierra Owens, Bailey Owens, Nicholas Palmer, Jacob Perkins, Thomas Robbins, Lyndsey Statler, Stacy Stephens, Brody Swinford, Susan Weber, Chelsie Whitlow...
St. Augustine School (02/02/10)
St. Augustine School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Grant Beussink, Madison Heisserer, Danielle Kluesner, Grant Wilson. 5th grade: Ryan Adams, Sierra Delrosa, Adrianna Landewee, Savannah McDowell, Casey Medlin, Holly Reinagel, Caleb Vetter. 6th grade: Alex Bradshaw, Madeline Essner, Elliot Glueck, Stephanie Jansen, Shiloh Kirn, Christina Scherer, Jordan Seyer, Clayton Stull, Annie Ziegler...
Guardian Angel School (02/02/10)
Guardian Angel School Super students 1st grade: Kennedi McVay, Evan Montgomery, Cooper Priggel, Chloe Prindle, Langdon Scheeter, Myles Trankler, Katie Webb. 2nd grade: Savannah Below, Kameron Dohogne, Amy Eftink, Sophia Gebhardt, Bryson Kielhofner, Dallas Kluesner, Carsen Moyers, Paige Overfield, Mason Pobst, Elizabeth Ross, Alexis Schott, Landon Stanberry...
St. Ambrose School (02/02/10)
St. Ambrose School A Honor Roll 5th grade: Madison Chapman, Austin Dirnberger, Abigail Glastetter, Hannah Glueck, Auggie Knutson, Brennan Miller. 6th grade: Andee Charleston, Lindsey Harrell, Hannah Seyer. 7th grade: Dean Crippen. 8th grade: Gavin Seyer, Trever Glaus, Mackenzie Chapman...
St. Denis School (02/02/10)
St. Denis School 1st grade: Gabbie Enos, Alden Holland, Abby Hulshof, Baylee Kern, Gavin Kilburn, Kiya Lambert, Bryce Morgan, Molly Shively, Evan Urhahn. 2nd grade: Haley Burger, Krista Dirnberger, Britt Gage, Addie Gage, Mallory Glastetter, Haleigh Halter, Devin Heuring, Macy Landeros, Andrea Richman...
Jackson fire report 2/2/10 (02/02/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: * A first alarm on Michael Anna Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: * Emergency medical service on Donna Drive.
Police report 2/2/10 (02/02/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summons Thefts Miscellaneous Southeast Missouri State University The Southeast Missouri State University released the following items....
Fire report 2/2/10 (02/02/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 2/2/10 (02/02/10)
Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, Mo., New Madrid, Mo., and Malden, Mo., outline their proposals to lure a Saturn car-manufacturing plant to the area at a news conference in Cape Girardeau; they are not only offering to provide free land but also to pay the cost of bringing all necessary utilities to the industrial site...
Time to break the cycle of debt (02/02/10)
Anyone who has opened the paper recently has been confronted by some pretty grizzly numbers about our nation's deficit and debt. Last year, the budget deficit was a record $1.4 trillion. New projections released last week show that this year's deficit will be almost as bad, $1.35 trillion. Missourians are worried about our deficit and debt, and they should be. I am too...
Congressional votes (02/02/10)
Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. WATER DIVERSION IN IDAHO FORESTS: The House approved the Idaho Wilderness Water Facilities Act (H.R. 4474), sponsored by Rep. Walter Minnick, D-Idaho, to authorize the continuance of private water diversions in national forests in Idaho by giving the Agriculture Secretary the authority to issue a special use authorization to owners of water storage, transport, or diversion facilities located on National Forest System lands in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness or the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, for continued operation, maintenance, and reconstruction of applicable facilities. ...
Fewer dropouts (02/02/10)
A group of education and community leaders in Cape Girardeau has been meeting for the past year to identify ways to improve Central High School's graduation rate (it was 72.3 percent in 2009). The United Way of Southeast Missouri-sponsored Education Solutions Team is ready to take its findings and its proposals to a wider audience. ...
Speak Out 2/2/10 (02/02/10)
HOW long will President Obama continue to blame George Bush for all the problems that George Bush got us into? STOP making me laugh so hard. My side is hurting. The spin the liberal Democrats are trying to put on their big defeat in Massachusets is hilarious, from saying it's because the Democrats aren't doing enough so they voted for a Republican to shake them up to being glad because now the Republicans can't just say no. Wake up and admit what's really happening to your party...
Prayer 2/2/10 (02/02/10)
Shed your light, O God, on the shadows in our lives, and guide us to safety. Amen.
State Academic Champions! (02/02/10)
On January 30, eight students from Trinity Lutheran School competed in the Lutheran Sports Association of Missouri's Academic Competition. Sixteen teams from around the state met head to head, despite the wintry weather. Trinity's Panthers took first place in the state, defeating a team from Christ Community Lutheran School, St. ...
Congressional Candidate Mr. Bill Leads Pack in Candidate Self-Financing (02/02/10)
"This morning I had bacon and eggs for breakfast. Chicken was involved, hog was committed" ---- Ron Legrand "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor" ---- Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776...
Millie's First Snow (02/02/10)
Millie loved the snow!
Winter Farm (02/02/10)
Rural Scott County
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