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Stories from Monday, February 15, 2010

Winter weather advisory canceled, major highways clear (02/15/10)
A winter weather advisory originally in effect through noon for Cape Girardeau and Perry counties has been canceled.
Proposed zoning changes would encourage uses Cape Girardeau deems desirable (02/15/10)
At the corner of Bloomfield and Hanover streets, the B&H Convenience Store offers sandwiches prepared at an old-style deli case. The store, opened last year by Patrick Buck and his wife, Tamara Zellars Buck, with their partner James Fullenwider, also has a selection of snacks, beer, bread and milk. Located in a commercial building in the middle of an older residential neighborhood, it is the kind of neighborhood business that will be encouraged by the proposed new Cape Girardeau zoning code...
Missouri budget cuts threaten Parents as Teachers program (02/15/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Parents as Teachers parent educator Maryiln Schlosser raised a plastic block and asked 27-month-old Olivia Schuchart if she would put it on top of the table. Olivia, who was in her family's living room, took the block from Schlosser, ran into the kitchen and placed the block on the table. She ran back to Schlosser, who then asked Olivia to retrieve the block. The toddler thought for a second and then happily followed the instructions...
Cape Girardeau native Liesl Schoenberger, partner set the mood at River Campus (02/15/10)
Violinists Liesl Schoenberger and Ching-Yi Lin enchanted a near full house Sunday at the Shuck Music Recital Hall, where couples celebrating Valentine's Day shared their love for one another and for the violin. While their musical selections weren't necessarily about love, Schoenberger said they were chosen as ones that would best captivate the audience of around 160 for the Sundays at 3 at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus...
Presiding Judge David Dolan completes science and technology training (02/15/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- David Dolan, presiding judge of Scott and Mississippi counties, is well aware of technology's ever-changing role in the courtroom. The 33rd Circuit judge recalled a cold case from Butler County he presided over a couple years ago...
Jackson Board of Aldermen meeting agenda 2/16/10 (02/15/10)
7:30 p.m. Tuesday City hall 101 Court St.
Slick roads lead to Sunday night wrecks (02/15/10)
Law enforcement officers in Cape Girardeau County began warning motorists just after 6 p.m. Sunday that speeds on Interstate 55 and numerous county highways were slowed and roads were slippery from a mixture of snow and rain. According to a dispatcher, conditions were the worst between mile marker 102 and 110 southbound on Interstate 55. A ten-car accident was reported just after 7 p.m. Sunday at mile marker 92 southbound on Interstate 55.
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 2/16/10 (02/15/10)
7 p.m. Tuesday City hall 401 Independence St. Action items Public hearings Consent ordinances New ordinances Resolutions...
Drug dog joins Kennett police department (02/15/10)
KENNETT, Mo. -- The Kennett Police Department recently purchased a drug dog through Canine Unlimited. The dog will be active with the department after an upcoming 10-day certification period for the handler and canine. The department purchased the dog, which was funded through private donations, on Jan 26...
Toy makers will focus on low prices, high tech (02/15/10)
NEW YORK -- If the Zhu Zhu Pets taught a lesson, it's that a bit of technology and a low price tag can go a long way. Toy makers are taking that experience to heart. From a digital Scrabble game that checks the words to a hovering UFO to miniature radio-control cars, toy makers are amping up the tech quotient but not prices...
Scottie is Westminster's hot dog (02/15/10)
NEW YORK -- She is a hot dog, this little Sadie. Tongue out and wagging tail up, the perky, 4-year-old Scottish terrier has won more than 100 best in show ribbons and is the overwhelming favorite to complete dogdom's Triple Crown this week at Westminster. She's already charmed the judge, in fact...
Ala. prof's family, friends: No hint of violence to come (02/15/10)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- An Alabama professor accused of shooting six colleagues was vocal in her resentment over being denied tenure and the looming loss of her teaching post, though relatives and students said she had never suggested she might become violent...
U.S. debt will keep growing even with economic recovery (02/15/10)
WASHINGTON -- It's bad enough that Greece's debt problems have rattled global financial markets. In the world's largest economic and military power, there's a far more serious debt dilemma. For the U.S., the crushing weight of its debt threatens to overwhelm everything the federal government does, even in the short-term, best-case financial scenario -- a full recovery and a return to prerecession employment levels...
A rate increase for the few - until it's you (02/15/10)
To critics, a 39 percent increase in health insurance for some Californians foretells skyrocketing rates for the rest of us. Not so, says the company, arguing the increase only hits a relatively small number of people and the economy is to blame. But the rhetoric from both sides distorts the reality...
U.S. seeks to shore up support for tough Iran stance (02/15/10)
DOHA, Qatar -- U.S. officials sought to shore up support Sunday for a tougher stand against Iran's nuclear program by saying Tehran had left the world little choice and expressing renewed confidence that holdout China would come around to harsher U.N. penalties...
U.S. rockets slam into Afghan home, killing 12 (02/15/10)
MARJAH, Afghanistan -- Two U.S. rockets slammed into a home Sunday outside the southern Taliban stronghold of Marjah, killing 12 civilians after Afghanistan's president appealed to NATO to take care in its campaign to seize the town. Inside Marjah, Marines encountered "death at every corner" in their second day of a massive offensive to capture this bleak mud-brick city filled with booby traps, hard-core Taliban fighters and civilians unsure where to cast their loyalty...
Redhawks set two records at meet (02/15/10)
The Southeast Missouri State men's track and field team set two school records over the weekend at the Hoosier Hills Invitational in Bloomington, Ind. Southeast had numerous top-10 finishes in the large meet hosted by Indiana University, including two individual champions who broke the program records...
Friese lives pro dream on Supercross circuit (02/15/10)
Vince Friese is taking the road less traveled. The 19-year-old Cape Giradeau native was home schooled through high school, currently lives in Temecula, Calif., and has no ambitions for college. He's on an unconventional course, and part of his road less traveled will be trucked into major arenas in North America over the next couple of months. Dirt will be hauled, pushed and formed in the Georgia Dome, Cowboy Stadium and Edward Jones Dome, to name a few...
Southeast basketball aims for sellout in season finale (02/15/10)
Even though neither Southeast Missouri State basketball team is tearing things up this season, the university hopes to end the campaign with a bang. Southeast has launched an effort to sell out the Show Me Center for the final home games against Austin Peay on Feb. 27...
Talking Shop with John Mehner, chief executive officer and president of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce (02/15/10)
John Mehner is the leader of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce. But before he was leading commerce efforts in the city, Mehner spent time chasing down criminals as a police officer in St. Louis. Business reporter Brian Blackwell visited with Mehner about his love for Cape Girardeau, his time as a police officer and his thoughts about business activity in the area.
Jasper's to become Sunset Spirits & Smoke Shoppe (02/15/10)
A month has passed since crews began removal of petroleum tanks and equipment from Jasper's, 1008 N. Kingshighway. Within the next few weeks the business will reopen but as a discount tobacco and liquor shop. Its new name will be Sunset Spirits & Smoke Shoppe...
People on the move 2/15/10 (02/15/10)
Andrew DeField was recently promoted to senior application developer for Element 74 in Jackson. A graduate of Charleston High School and Southeast Missouri State University, DeField has been with the company since April 2007. He was also named Element 74's 2009 employee of the year...
Delmar Murray (02/15/10)
*** Delmar Murray Delmar Murray, 89, of Jackson died at his home Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Robert Moll (02/15/10)
ST. MARY, Mo. -- Robert S. Moll, 76, of St. Mary died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 6:30 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at Miller Family Funeral Home in Perryville, Mo. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Family Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Don Estes officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery at Lithium, Mo...
Wilber Friese (02/15/10)
Wilber E. Friese, 86, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Jackson, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Friese was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Daisy, to Peter and Lulu Baer Friese. He and Bettie Jane Eaton were married Aug. 22, 1947, in Tilsit, Mo. She preceded him in death June 2, 2001...
Nellie Gage (02/15/10)
Nellie L. Morgan Gage, 91, of Scott City died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at the Lutheran Home Assisted Living Facility in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 18, 1918, in Datto, Ark., to the late C.E. and Pearl E. Fears Morgan. On Sept. 5, 1942 she married Edward "Jack" Gage. He preceded her in death Aug. 25, 1996...
John Lomenick (02/15/10)
John Albert Lomenick, 66, of Millersville died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Lomenick was born Sept. 21, 1943, in Como, Mass., to James Walter and Margaret Louise Williams Lomenick. He was married to Rena Lomenick for 21 years. She preceded him in death in 2009...
Mary Sanford (02/15/10)
CAHOKIA, Ill. -- Mary Margaret Sanford, 84, of Cahokia, Ill., died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill. Sanford was born June 8, 1925, in Fornfelt, Mo., the daughter of Andrew and Clara (nee Zent) Scherer. She and Harvey B. Sanford Sr. were married May 19, 1946, at Fornfelt...
Jackson police/fire 2/15/10 (02/15/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Miscellaneous Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday:...
Cape police 2/15/10 (02/15/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Assault Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. ...
Cape fire report 2/15/10 (02/15/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 2/15/10 (02/15/10)
A ground-breaking ceremony marks the official beginning of construction of Saint Francis Medical Center's newest addition, a $1.25 million cardiopulmonary diagnostic and education building; the two-level, 12,480-square-foot structure will be on the west side of the North Wing...
Making rules (02/15/10)
Federal cap-and-trade legislation is stalled. The House has passed a bill that would allow companies to trade credits for the emission of greenhouse gases. But the Senate is more reluctant to pass the bill. So the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to impose its own rules. ...
Speak Out 2/15/10 (02/15/10)
WOULD the person that took the groceries at Food Giant in Cape Girardeau Monday evening please return them to the store. They are for someone in real need. I'D like to send a special thank you to Joe and Ralph of New Hamburg who cleared the side streets and driveways after the recent snow. Thanks also to the men who cleaned the church parking lot. You are appreciated. Many thanks from our little community...
Prayer 2/15/10 (02/15/10)
Give us confidence, O God, to make good choices and wise decisions. Amen.
Sammi Ann (02/15/10)
Sammi playing in the snow!
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