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Stories from Monday, February 22, 2010

Stoddard County girl wins regional spelling bee (02/22/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A 13-year-old Stoddard County girl qualified to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee that will be broadcast live on ESPN this Memorial Day weekend, the Daily American Republic reported. With about 100 in attendance, 40 students, grades first through eighth, from about a dozen counties participated in the Southeast Missouri Regional Spelling Bee, sponsored by Three Rivers Community College and held in the Tinnin Fine Arts Center on Saturday...
Arson charges dropped against Stoddard County man accused of burning own home (02/22/10)
The Missouri Attorney General's office has dismissed criminal charges of arson and stealing against Billy Arnold of Bell City, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported. The case had been transferred from Stoddard County to Cape Girardeau County. In a Friday news release, attorney James McClellan of Sikeston commended the attorney general's office for dismissing his client's case. ...
Backpacks for Friday program, which provides food to students in need, is expanding to more schools (02/22/10)
The subtle signs of hunger in young children at school can be a telltale indication of their home life. Students whose families struggle to put food on the table often go for the lunch tray with bigger portions or they ask for a second helping during breakfast, said Jennifer Nigut, a counselor at South Elementary in Kennett, Mo...
Islamic Center hosts benefit dinner for Haitian earthquake relief (02/22/10)
The Muslim community of Cape Girardeau welcomed nearly 400 diners Sunday at the Islamic Center, where volunteers cooked and served Middle Eastern cuisine for a cause. Because charity is one of the five pilars of the Islam faith, the Islamic Center hosted the event, Hearts for Haiti, as a benefit for the victims of the earthquake that hit the Carribbean country in January, killing more than 200,000 people...
State Rep. Clint Tracy to run for presiding commissioner (02/22/10)
A state representative has announced his intention to run for Cape Girardeau County presiding commissioner. Rep. Clint Tracy, R-Cape Girardeau, said Friday he will be among the candidates filing for the office. Tracy was elected representative of the 158th district in 2008.
Special Olympics athletes take the court in district basketball tournament (02/22/10)
While athletes from around the world competed for gold at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, regional athletes from Southeast Missouri to St. Louis competed just for the fun of it in Cape Girardeau during the 2010 Special Olympics District Basketball Tournament...
Cape Girardeau police department offering citizens academy (02/22/10)
For the 13th year, Cape Girardeau police officers are opening their doors to the city's residents, offering them a chance to participate in the citizens police academy, a service aimed at helping people better understand issues law enforcement officers face on a daily basis...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Bobby Hatchett (02/22/10)
There is more than one way for Bobby Hatchett to help the Scott County Central boys basketball team win games.
Cape Girardeau School Board agenda 2/22/10 (02/22/10)
Cape Girardeau School Board agenda for the Feb. 22 meeting
Missouri State University considers $52M bond plan (02/22/10)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri State University is considering whether to issue bonds to pay for campus construction projects. University officials are exploring whether to issue up to $52 million in bonds to pay for improvements at its academic and auxiliary facilities. Missouri State University President Michael Nietzel says there is a need for improved facilities and bond rates are favorable...
Branson airport gets new carrier (02/22/10)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Branson Airport plans to share some big news this week. The Springfield News-Leader reported the airport will announce an air carrier that will provide five new nonstop destinations. The announcement is planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the airport...
Wife shoots at husband over tax return money (02/22/10)
PINE LAWN, Mo. -- A woman has been arrested in suburban St. Louis after shooting at her husband when he allegedly refused to give her some of their tax return money. Pine Lawn police say the unidentified woman is being held on a $75,000 cash-only bond on suspicion of first degree assault and armed criminal action...
Documents: Toyota boasted saving $100M on recall (02/22/10)
WASHINGTON -- Toyota officials claimed they saved the company $100 million by successfully negotiating with the government on a limited recall of floor mats in some Toyota and Lexus vehicles, according to new documents shared with congressional investigators...
Closed car dealerships can be hard to sell (02/22/10)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Car dealerships have been going out of business in record numbers over the past two years, and they're leaving behind large, empty lots that can be hard to sell. Sellers and real estate agents say finding buyers for the lots and huge showrooms can be challenging...
Obama health care reform plan expected today (02/22/10)
WASHINGTON -- The White House readied its last-ditch effort to salvage health care legislation Sunday while the Senate's Republican leader warned Democrats against the go-it-alone approach. The White House was expected to post a version of President Barack Obama's plan for overhauling health care on its website today ahead of his summit at Blair House on Thursday...
Casasola leads Tigers with determined style (02/22/10)
Kevin Casasola has one characteristic that sets him apart from your typical high school basketball star. It's not his height, athleticism or even his talent. It's his heart. The Central senior consistently has been one of the better players this season and he's achieving his success because of his drive and determination...
Redhawks dominate home track meet (02/22/10)
Southeast Missouri State track and field teams shined during Friday's annual Redhawks Invitational, their only home meet of the indoor season. The Redhawks won 11 of the 24 events in the competition held at the Student Recreation Center. Three Southeast athletes won multiple titles, led by senior Ashley Brewer...
Redhawks drop their opening series at Auburn (02/22/10)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team, after coming so close to winning its season-opening series the day before, wound up dropping the three-game set at Auburn. Auburn, a Southeastern Conference program, posted a 6-1 victory Sunday. That came after Southeast won Friday's opener 13-8, then saw Auburn rally with three runs in the bottom of the 10th inning to prevail 9-8 on Saturday...
Healthy MVP arrives at camp (02/22/10)
JUPITER, Fla. -- For the first time in several springs, Albert Pujols has peace of mind. Reconstructive elbow surgery no longer hangs over his head. Last year's unanimous NL MVP had a half-dozen bone spurs removed from his chronically troublesome right elbow during offseason surgery. When he awoke, doctors told him it was likely he'll never have to undergo reconstructive surgery. That had been a possibility since 2003...
Redhawks need strong finish to make OVC tourney (02/22/10)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team's chances of qualifying for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament aren't very promising. It will take a strong finish and some help for the Redhawks to squeeze into the eight-team field. A recent hot streak by Tennessee State, which has been on a roll despite dismissing some of its top players, has put Southeast on the outside looking in...
Talking Shop with Steve Bjelich, CEO of Saint Francis Medical Center (02/22/10)
Mention health care just about anywhere in the country and you'll likely get some sort of opinion on the subject. And Southeast Missouri is no different. With two major hospitals, health care is a major piece of the area's economic puzzle. Last week business reporter Brian Blackwell visited with Saint Francis Medical Center chief executive officer Steve Bjelich to learn his views about the industry as well as more about his success as a track star in college and life away from the hospital...
Marketing health: Local hospital administrators talk about the impact marketing has on the quality of care in Southeast Missouri (02/22/10)
Ten years ago, four neurologists were working in Cape Girardeau. The city had no medically-integrated fitness centers, no one had heard of minimally-invasive Da Vinci robotic technology, and there was a common perception that better medical care could be found in cities like St. Louis or Memphis. Ten years ago, patients were less aware of their health care options and less involved in their own medical decisions...
Full list of Addy Award winners (02/22/10)
The winners at the 2010 Addy Awards
People on the move 2/22/10 (02/22/10)
Rupert C. Meyer of Exit Realty–Thomas Meyer Associates recently celebrated his 50th anniversary in real estate. Past honors include Missouri salesman of the year in 1964 and Cape Girardeau County Realtor of the Year in 1973. He has served as president of the Multiple Listing Service board of directors, secretary treasurer of the Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors, state associate director of Missouri Association of Realtors and vice president of the Lions Club. ...
A part of Cape Girardeau County at Vancouver's Olympic Games (02/22/10)
The 2010 Winter Olympics has brought its share of joy and heartbreak. The tragic death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili and American downhill skier Lindsey Vonn overcoming an injured shin to win a gold medal were among the most memorable moments thus far...
Louis Hogan (02/22/10)
*** Louis Hogan Louis Maddison Hogan Sr., 55, of Jackson died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. There will be no funeral.
Richard Enderle (02/22/10)
*** Richard Enderle CHAFFEE, Mo. — Richard "Dick" Enderle, 62, of Chaffee died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at the family home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
John Tippett (02/22/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- John Wright Tippett, 87, of Advance died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Swinton, Mo., the son of William Sherman and Elsa Sims Tippett. Tippett was a graduate of Advance High School and a member of the 1941 varsity Advance basketball team that placed third in the state tournament. He was a salesman for Hart's Bread and also a member of the Advance First Baptist Church. Tippett was veteran of World War II...
Kathryn Koester (02/22/10)
Kathryn Koester, 97, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Ratliff Care Center. She was born Sept. 17, 1912, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of W.J. and Amanda Wolter Masek. She was married on Sept. 14, 1934, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau to Andrew Koester. He preceded her in death in 1982...
Curtis Lape (02/22/10)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Curtis R. Lape, 94, of Dexter died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Sept. 14, 1915, the son of the late Cooper and Ida McKinney Lape. On March 2, 1946, he was united in marriage to Imogene Blevins in Piggott, Ark...
Births 2/22/10 (02/22/10)
Daughter to Sawyer J. Wilson and Cynthia Marie Ide of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 10:22 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Name, Isabelle Nicole. Weight, 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Ms. Ide is the daughter of Carol Ide of Jackson and Jeff Bryan of Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Wilson is the son of James Wilson of Pinckneyville, Ill., and Suzzette Wilson...
Jackson police/fire 2/22/10 (02/22/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Thefts Burglary Property damage Assault Miscellaneous Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Fire report 2/22/10 (02/22/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call on Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls on Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls on Saturday:...
Out of the past 2/22/10 (02/22/10)
Bruce Miller, general manager of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Jackson, was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Jackson Jaycees recently; he was cited for his work with the Chamber of Commerce, the Jackson Industrial Development Co. and as an adviser to the Cape County Bank Board of Directors...
Special elections (02/22/10)
Legislation under consideration in the Missouri General assembly would require special elections to fill long-term vacancies in federal and most state executive offices. The thinking behind these legislative efforts is that voters ought to decide who holds elective office, not the governor...
Too little time between classes (02/22/10)
I'd like to express my opinion about the short amount of time between classes at Central High School. I think four minutes is not enough time to pack up in one class, go to your locker and get to the next class. I have to walk completely across the school for most of my classes. And if you have to use the bathroom between classes, that would make things a lot harder...
Council meetings informative (02/22/10)
I recently attended my second city council meeting in Cape Girardeau. The meeting informed me about what is going on in the city and what is planned. Cape Girardeau is a good city to live in because of our great city government and the great people who run that government. I am proud to be living among such great people who help make decisions about what is best for Cape Girardeau...
Speak Out 2/22/10 (02/22/10)
THOSE who didn't go to the eighth-grade orchestra and band concert missed a great performance. All three groups were great. The music program at this school is great, the teachers are fantastic. The school board needs to see about getting these groups more music stands. ...
Prayer 2/22/10 (02/22/10)
Inspire us, O God, to make the most of this day all the days that follow. Amen.
Green Candidate Says She Will Walk for US Senate (02/22/10)
Midge Potts for US Senate 2010 www.electmidge.com Contact: Midge Potts midge@electmidge.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23rd, 2010 Green Candidate Says She Will Walk for US Senate Progressive Party Co-Chair Intends to Walk Throughout Missouri During Campaign...
SEMO cycling begins season this Saturday, Feb. 27. (02/22/10)
Building on the success of last season they will begin the 2010 racing season Saturday the 27th. The team will be competing in a race hosted by Murray State in Murray, Kentucky. For information, results and photos visit semocycling.blogspot .com
Meriwether Lewis author to visit Cape (02/22/10)
Mr. Thomas Danisi, St. Louis based historian and co-author of a new book "Meriwether Lewis," will visit Cape Girardeau on Saturday, February 27th. He will present a program at the Cape Public Library meeting room beginning at 1:00 pm explaining his novel theory, based on twelve years of research, regarding a new explanation for Lewis's untimely death. The author will also be signing copies of his book after his presentation...
5K Training Course (02/22/10)
Are you ready for the big 5K Run/Walk approaching? If not,the Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department will be offering an 8-Week 5K Training Course beginning March 16th and ending May 6th. Sessions will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. ...
HOWARD ASLINGER FOUNDATION (02/22/10)
"It's not a handicap, it's an inconvenience!" -- Howard I hope you have seen the forms for the Howard Aslinger Foundation Endurance Run. This event is close to my heart and I hope you can make it out to the event. It is a 24-12-1 hour event, which is not the normal weekend race. ...
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