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Stories from Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Prescribed burns set for Mark Twain National Forest (02/09/10)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Prescribed burns are planned in the coming months at Mark Twain National Forest to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. The U.S. Forest Service says the burns in southern Missouri will reduce fuels on the forest floor from last year's ice and wind storms. The Springfield News-Leader also reported that the fires are intended to improve the forest's health and wildlife habitat...
Cleanup from 2008, 2009 storms put strain on Cape Girardeau County Highway department budget (02/09/10)
High fuel costs and the aftermath from multiple storms placed strains on Cape Girardeau County highway department operations in 2009, highway administrator Scott Bechtold said Monday. To keep spending under control in 2010, Bechtold told the Cape Girardeau County Commission during its meeting that his department will postpone some expenditures in new equipment. Bechtold said he will meet with other staff to determine which expenditures to delay...
Man accused of domestic assault gets reduction in bond (02/09/10)
Associate Circuit Court Judge Gary A. Kamp ordered a reduction in bond Feb. 3 in the case against Jason J. Robert of Cape Girardeau, who is charged with second-degree and third-degree domestic assault for abusing and threatening to kill his girlfriend...
Alma Schrader PTA wins grant (02/09/10)
The PTA at Alma Schrader Elementary in Cape Girardeau got a financial boost to plan programming to encourage parent involvement. The school was one of 32 nationwide to receive a $1,897 grant from the AXA Foundation, which is part of the financial firm AXA Equitable. ...
Air Force's Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble to perform at Jackson High School (02/09/10)
The new performance hall at Jackson High School will host one of the top jazz bands in the United States on Thursday night. The Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble will take the stage to entertain young and old with a variety of tunes. "We are very excited and honored to have a military band of this caliber performing in Jackson," said David Ludwig, Americanism officer with American Legion Post 158 in Jackson. ...
Kinder hopeful for 2010 Tour of Missouri (02/09/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Lieutenant Gov. Peter Kinder is expressing optimism that the Tour of Missouri bicycle race will happen again this year. Kinder told KMOX Radio in St. Louis he is hopeful the money will be in place soon to begin extensive planning for the professional bike race. Kinder is chairman and said the event could still go on even if state funding falls through...
Suspect in SEMO burglary pleads guilty (02/09/10)
A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree burglary Monday before Circuit Court Judge Benjamin F. Lewis for stealing miscellaneous high-tech items from Southeast Missouri State University dorm rooms. Marcus L. Woods, 24, previously faced five counts of second-degree burglary, but four were dropped, according to Jennifer Booth, Woods' attorney, per a plea agreement with the Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney's office...
Jackson School Board agenda 2/9/10 (02/09/10)
7 p.m. Tuesday Board of Education office, 614 E. Adams St. Presentations Approval of minutes Finance Public comments Action items Informational items Executive session...
Road crews prepared for overnight snowfall (02/09/10)
Road crews are ready for the third accumulating snow in less than two weeks, officials said as a winter storm expected to bring 4 or more inches of snow to Southeast Missouri arrived in the area Monday.
Ceremony to honor Eagle Scouts on Saturday (02/09/10)
Over 70 boys from Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois earned the coveted Eagle Scout honor in 2009. Those 79 young men will be recognized at the annual Court of Honor ceremony at Southeast Missouri State University on Saturday. State Sen. Rob Mayer (R-Dexter) is this year's class sponsor and will be the keynote speaker. Scout district executive Bill Crowell said these boys show their future employers that they are dedicated, hard-working leaders in society...
Pedestrian struck by car at Independence and Keller streets (02/09/10)
A pedestrian struck by a driver late Sunday was believed to have been drinking, Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Cpl. Adam Glueck said today.
Another major storm headed to snowy Mid-Atlantic (02/09/10)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Snow blew across the Midwest on Tuesday and headed for the hard-hit Mid-Atlantic region, where federal government offices have been closed since last week and utility workers struggled to restore power already knocked out by a weekend blizzard...
Dow closes below 10,000 for first time in 3 months (02/09/10)
NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones industrial average closed below 10,000 for the first time in three months Monday on nagging concerns about debt loads in Europe. The Dow, down almost 104 points, had its 10th triple-digit move in 16 trading days. Shares of big banks pulled the market lower, extending a slump that has led to four straight weekly losses...
Scott City duo hurts Delta (02/09/10)
Katie Hogan and Stephanie Essner combined for 44 points in the host Rams' 53-42 victory Monday.
High school roundup: Saxony wins most races, but not three-team meet (02/09/10)
All the area high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Redhawks' ace out for season (02/09/10)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team suffered a huge blow before getting its 2010 schedule started. Ace pitcher Giana Zimmerman, runner-up for Ohio Valley Conference freshman of the year in 2009 as well as a second-team all-OVC pick, is out for the season after having shoulder surgery...
Defending OVC champ seeks first conference victory (02/09/10)
The Tennessee-Martin men's basketball team continues to struggle just one year after winning the program's first Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title. Southeast Missouri State hopes to keep the Skyhawks down in the dumps tonight when the squads square off at 7 p.m. in Martin, Tenn...
Stewart, Yip lead Avalanche over Blues 5-2 in Denver (02/09/10)
DENVER -- Brandon Yip scored two goals, Chris Stewart had a goal and two assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 Monday night. Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist, T.J. Galiardi also scored, and Craig Anderson made 32 saves for the Avalanche. Colorado moved into a first-place tie with idle Vancouver in the Northwest Division...
Schumaker agrees to deal with Cardinals (02/09/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Second baseman Skip Schumaker and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $4.7 million, two-year contract, avoiding an arbitration hearing. Schumaker will earn $2 million this season and $2.7 million in 2011. The deal also contains performance bonuses that could bring the total value to $5 million over two years...
Jackson's doctor pleads not guilty to involuntary manslaughter (02/09/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jackson's doctor has been arrested and is being held on $75,000 bail after pleading not guilty to causing the pop star's death. Dr. Conrad Murray, a Houston cardiologist who was with Jackson when he died June 25, entered his plea Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, just a couple of hours after he was charged...
First lady Michelle Obama gets active in the fight against childhood obesity (02/09/10)
WASHINGTON -- By now, it is abundantly clear that Michelle Obama loves french fries. The first lady talks about this "guilty pleasure" all the time, trying to ward off any notion that she is a nutrition nanny even as she cajoles Americans to eat better. Her conversation with the public about the nation's health and fitness is about to get a lot more pointed...
Local look: Childhood obesity (02/09/10)
Local nutrition advocates weighed in on the issue of adolescent obesity and what to do about it. Through our e-mail listserv that reaches members of the health community, they were asked how bad the epidemic is, what lead young children to these unhealthy weights and if weekly meetings with dieticians and exercise experts would help...
Autism risks higher in kids of older mothers (02/09/10)
A woman's chance of having a child with autism increases substantially as she ages, but the risk may be less for older dads than previously suggested, a new study analyzing more than 5 million births found. "Although fathers' age can contribute risk, the risk is overwhelmed by maternal age," said University of California at Davis researcher Janie Shelton, the study's lead author...
Vivian Lange (02/09/10)
Vivian Lucille Lange, 89, of Egypt Mills died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington, Mo. She was born Feb. 13, 1920, in St. Louis, to Clarence Alvin and Jessie Jane Hafner Bishop. She and Otis Martin Lange were married Nov. 14, 1936, in Arkansas. He preceded her in death Jan. 17, 2000...
Rev. Grover Cook (02/09/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The Rev. Grover Cleveland Cook, 90, of Marble Hill died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Woodland Care Facility. He was born March 23, 1919, at Hurricane, Mo., son of Adam and Kizzie Caroline Langston Cook. He and Aslee Long were married March 25, 1939...
Lloyd Phillips (02/09/10)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Lloyd Eugene "Doc" Phillips, 53, of McClure died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 18, 1956, in Cape Girardeau, to Floyd Alvin and Thelma L. "Sis" Baker Phillips. He was a construction worker and member of Local Labor Union 1104...
Maedean Garland (02/09/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Maedean Garland, 86, of Marble Hill died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, in Marble Hill. She was born March 29, 1923, in Bessville, Mo., daughter of Amon and Eliza Jane Pulliam Cook. She and Ransom J. "Mann" Garland were married March 26, 1938. He preceded her in death Nov. 2, 1991...
Jerry Golden Sr. (02/09/10)
Jerry Wayne Golden Sr., 62, of Jackson passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 27, 1947, at Neely's Landing, son of Ralph and Martha "Mattie" McClard Golden. He and Carol Cora were married April 9, 1974, in Tijuana, Mexico...
George Moore (02/09/10)
George Webster Moore, 87, of San Antonio passed from this life Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, in San Antonio. He was born Nov. 14, 1922, at Allenville, son of Charles A. and Anna Bock Moore. Moore was a machinist in the printing department at Express-News 32 years; was employed with Bexar County Sheriff's Reserve 20 years and owned AAA Stamping and Engraving. He worked at the Southeast Missourian from 1950 to 1952...
Flossie Dow (02/09/10)
Flossie Maxine Dow, 67, of Jackson died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 6, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Jesse Frank and Flossie Pearl Bollinger Wilkinson. She and Clinton Dow were married June 28, 1969. He preceded her in death June 16, 1992...
Jackson police and fire reports 2/9/10 (02/09/10)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Theft Property damage Miscellaneous FIRE Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Cape fire report 2/9/10 (02/09/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: ...
Cape police report 2/9/10 (02/09/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summons Assault Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 2/9/10 (02/09/10)
Boy Scout Troop 311 of Jackson heads a parade of Scouts down Broadway, marking the 75th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. Major remodeling work is underway at the F.W. Woolworth Co. variety store in the Town Plaza Shopping Center; renovation of the store includes a redesign of the store's interior and the installation of a new check-out system; this is the first major remodeling since Woolworth's opened here in August 1960...
Read on (02/09/10)
In an age when there are so many demands for our attention, reading sometimes gets a low priority. But visit the Cape Girardeau Public Library and see how many adults and children are checking out books. Reading also is getting a boost this month from two well-organized community events: the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read-a-Thon that is a part of Black History Month, and the ninth annual United We Read events...
Speak Out 2/9/10 (02/09/10)
LET'S get this straight. The bond issue for schools is a form of a loan. The bond issue is for $40 million. I will gladly vote for this bond issue if the school system shows responsibility like that required of any of us and comes up with a 15 percent down payment. $6 million should be saved before another penny is borrowed. I'm tired of the 100 percent financing...
Prayer 2/9/10 (02/09/10)
For all who are happy and have reasons to celebrate, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Redhawk Basketball Invites Fans to Sellout the Show Me Center and Get Rowdy with the Redhawks (02/09/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Southeast Missouri State Department of Athletics announced that it has launched a department wide effort to sellout the Show Me Center for the final home games of the 2009-10 season against Austin Peay on Feb. 27. The event, titled "The Show Me Sellout," encourages fans from across the region to get rowdy with the Redhawks and show their support for Southeast Basketball by packing the Show Me Center...
Jackson man receives top Conservation honors (02/09/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Missouri's Conservation Commission recognized Jackson resident Thomas L. Dickerson as Missouri's 2009 Bowhunter Education Volunteer Instructor of the Year at its regular meeting Thursday. This is the first time this award has been made since the adoption of the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Bowhunter Education program...
Filling his belly (02/09/10)
I caught this little critter filling his belly up after chasing everyone else off from Bill's feeder.
MAX LOVES THE SNOW! (02/09/10)
MAX LOVES TO PLAY OUTSIDE AND EAT THE SNOW!
Beautiful snowy scenery (02/09/10)
Everything looked so pretty after Mother Nature made another visit to us!!
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