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Stories from Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Optimist Chili Day coming next week (02/24/10)
Every year the Noon Optimists toil over hot cauldrons of chili to raise money for their many projects benefiting the youth of Cape Girardeau. Spokesman Cory Daniel said March 3 the A.C. Brase Arena Building will once again be filled with people wishing they had the secret recipe...
Five file for Cape County presiding commissioner on first day of election filings (02/24/10)
On the first day filing for Cape Girardeau County offices Tuesday, the position that attracted the most candidates was presiding commissioner. Out of 14 candidates who filed, five entered that race.
Cape official files to take son's place in Missouri House (02/24/10)
Cape Girardeau City Council member Debra Tracy wants to take her son's place in the Missouri House. Tracy on Tuesday filed for the Republican nomination in the 158th District, which includes most of the territory within the city limits of Cape Girardeau. By filing, she joins A. Wayne Wallingford, a Cape Girardeau businessman making his second bid for the legislative seat...
Illinois State Police ask for help finding suspects in Nov. shooting (02/24/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The Illinois State Police on Tuesday issued a call for help finding a suspect or suspects in the shooting deaths of two women discovered in a burned house Nov. 16 in Cairo.
Jackson School Board approves technology plan, grant application (02/24/10)
Staying up-to-date with technology will become more of a struggle as school districts cope with anticipated budget cuts. During their semimonthly board meeting, the Jackson School Board approved the district technology plan and an application for a state grant to boost classroom technology...
Sikeston man pleads guilty to stealing from employer (02/24/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston, man pleaded guilty Monday to stealing from his former employer, according to KZIM KSIM. Derrick Collins, 38, pleaded guilty Monday to felony theft before Judge Fred Copeland.
Some I-55 rest areas near Fruitland to be closed for water line repairs (02/24/10)
The Interstate 55 rest areas near Fruitland will be closed until further notice while repairs are made on water lines, the Missouri Department of Transportation announced. The rest areas, just south of the Route E interchange with I-55, will be closed to both northbound and southbound traffic, MoDOT announced. No time estimate was give for the reopening of the rest areas...
Cape Girardeau man accused of abusing pregnant woman gets trial date (02/24/10)
A Cape Girardeau man behind bars for allegedly abusing a pregnant woman will go to trial this spring before Judge Ben Lewis, KZIM KSIM reported.
Opening day of Missouri candidate filing sets record (02/24/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's leading U.S. Senate candidates joined a record number of political hopefuls Tuesday who waited in long lines to sign up on the first day possible for the 2010 elections. Republican Rep. Roy Blunt and Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan remained pleasant face-to-face -- but critical of each other out of earshot -- as they briefly crossed paths during the first day of candidacy filing...
NASA has no easy answer for next space destination (02/24/10)
WASHINGTON -- Where to next? It's a simple question that NASA can't answer so easily anymore. The veteran space shuttle fleet is months from being mothballed and the White House has nixed a previous plan to fly to the moon. For the first time in decades, NASA has no specific space destination for its next stop, although it has lots of places it wants to go. Future space flight, NASA officials say, now depends on new rocket science and where it can take us...
Two teens injured in Colo. middle school shooting (02/24/10)
LITTLETON, Colo. -- A teacher tackled a man armed with a high-powered rifle just after two teenage students were shot Tuesday at a suburban Denver middle school just miles from Columbine High School, the site of one of the nation's deadliest school shootings, authorities said...
Wall Street bonuses shoot up 17 percent in 2009 (02/24/10)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street bonuses climbed 17 percent in 2009 to $20.3 billion as many of the investment banks that were bailed out at taxpayer expense reported blowout profits. The announcement Tuesday by New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was likely to outrage many Americans who are barely getting by. And it happened on the same day that private economists reported a plunge in consumer confidence -- a blow to hopes that spending by shoppers would help speed up an economic recovery...
Consumer confidence index drops almost 11 points (02/24/10)
NEW YORK -- Americans' confidence in the economy has suffered a relapse. The Consumer Confidence Index figures released Tuesday were much worse than analysts had expected and showed Americans are morose about the job market and their economic prospects. That could raise pressure on the Obama administration and Congress to create jobs themselves...
Three states considering ban on public release of 911 calls (02/24/10)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Linda Casey dialed 911 and screamed, "Oh, God!" over and over again into the phone after finding her daughter beaten to death in the driveway of their North Carolina home. Later that day, she heard the 911 recording on the local news and vomited...
U.S. offensive yet to persuade Afghan tribal chiefs in key town (02/24/10)
MARJAH, Afghanistan -- Bouwudin courteously greeted the Afghan and American officers who came to meet him, offering tea and eventually a meal as the meeting lingered on. No amount of invitations could get him to walk a few hundred yards to the Marines base...
Haiti hesitant over adoptions for fear of abuse (02/24/10)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Foreigners detained, Haitians enraged, children caught in the middle: The scenario that played out this week echoed the case of 10 Americans caught trying to spirit youngsters out of this earthquake-ravaged nation. This time it turned out differently. ...
Bell City jumps ahead early against Delta in district rehearsal (02/24/10)
Bell City scored the game's first 18 points before eventually holding on for a 69-58 victory on the road.
High school roundup: Pirates drop district heartbreaker (02/24/10)
All the area high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast on course for sellout in finale (02/24/10)
Frank Cuervo had high hopes when Southeast Missouri State announced its "Show Me Sellout," which was his idea less than three weeks ago. But never did Cuervo, Southeast's first-year associate athletic director for external affairs, expect the promotion aimed at packing the Show Me Center for Saturday night's final regular-season basketball games to go over so well...
Ryan is optimistic chronic problem is solved (02/24/10)
JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Brendan Ryan figured the pain in his right wrist never was going away. He felt it in high school. He felt it early in his professional career. He felt it enough to force him to skip batting practice about half the time last season...
DIY textiles: Create your own designs on fabric (02/24/10)
For crafters, this is revolutionary stuff: It's now possible to design and print your own fabric. New technology makes it possible for emerging designers, artists and crafters to make affordable, small-run printings of their work. "Basically, this is for anyone who wants a custom fabric," said Scott Jeffreys, president of Raleigh, N.C.-based Karma Kraft, one of a handful of digital fabric-printing companies. ...
Cookbook provides options for anniversary dinner (02/24/10)
My husband Scott and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary today. It sure has gone by quickly. To help us celebrate, I am going to look through the pages of the new cookbook from First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau and select recipes to prepare for our anniversary dinner. ...
Supreme Court will not hear case on Fisk artwork (02/24/10)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee's Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a lower-court ruling that a New Mexico museum has no rights to an art collection at Fisk University in Nashville. The financially struggling university had asked the Chancery Court in Nashville for permission to sell two of the works from its Stieglitz collection. The 101 works were donated to Fisk by the late painter Georgia O'Keeffe. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M., had filed suit...
Violet Wallace (02/24/10)
Violet V. Wallace, 90, of Scott City died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Steven Dillow (02/24/10)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Steven A. Dillow, 32, of Evansville, Ind., formerly of Dongola, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center in Dyersburg, Tenn. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill...
Clarence Dockery Sr. (02/24/10)
Clarence Dockery Sr., 83, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Alberta Harris (02/24/10)
Alberta Mae Harris, 86, of Macon, Mo., passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. She was born Oct. 21, 1923, daughter of Monty and Claudine Grant. She was married May 3, 1941, to J.R. Harris, who preceded her in death...
Jerry Dillon (02/24/10)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Jerry Dillon, 73, of McClure went home quietly to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 16, 1936, in Cape Girardeau, son of Sidney and Delia Waterman Dillon. He and Patsy Wiggs were married Nov. 25, 1956, at Lick Creek, Ill...
Helen Sterling (02/24/10)
Helen Louise Sterling, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Jan. 24, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, to Alex Bankhead and Elner Miller. She and Howard Sterling were married in September 1956. Sterling was a 1952 graduate of John S. Cobb High School, and attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale...
Carolyn Kirby (02/24/10)
Mrs. Carolyn O. Kirby, 93, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. She was born July 17, 1916, in Oklahoma, fifth child of the Rev. John Albert and Maude Richards Dale. She was married to Clifford Kirby in January 1933 in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death Nov. 20, 1993...
Births 2/24/10 (02/24/10)
Daughter to Thomas Lee Simpson and Jessica Marie Groves of Benton, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:26 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2010. Name, Jaide Lee-Groves. Weight, 7 pounds, 3 ounces. First child. Ms. Groves is the daughter of Carla Groves and John Groves Jr. of Benton. Simpson is the son of Bobbie Joe Hadder of Oran, Mo., and Chris Simpson of Canalou, Mo. He is employed at National Asset Recovery Services...
Jackson police/fire reports 2/24/10 (02/24/10)
The Jackson Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Fire report 2/24/10 (02/24/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Police report 2/24/10 (02/24/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 2/24/10 (02/24/10)
The pastor of First Baptist Church in Delta and his wife, the Rev. and Mrs. H. David Coppedge, were among 41 people named missionaries by the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board on Feb. 12; the Coppedges will work in Uruguay. Shirley Chisholm, who once ran for president of the United States and served 14 years in the House of Representatives, gives a vivid account of black history and contemporary politics to about 650 people at Academic Hall...
Plus: DST, 'Carousel,' latest book, Tenholder award (02/24/10)
I visited Jefferson City last week for a Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Missouri Press Association gathering. Certainly as to the state budget there is no disagreement that there is little light at the end of the tunnel. All of those lobby groups that are normally clamoring for more money from the limited state dollars are having to focus on limiting cuts to previous allocations. ...
Race to the Top needs charter schools (02/24/10)
In mid-January Missouri applied for nearly $750 million of the U.S. Department of Education's $4.35 billion Race to the Top program. The competitive grant program, which was announced last July by President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, aims to bolster states which are seeking education-reform initiatives that improve student achievement...
Losing confidence (02/24/10)
I've spent the last few hours reading two dozen websites from all across the land. First, I guess I had too much time on my hands. But it's fascinating what makes the headlines across this great country. So the question is this: What is the most pressing problem facing this nation? It seems a highly appropriate time to be asking this question...
A healthier life (02/24/10)
Most of us have common sense and are capable of thinking logically. Sometimes, however, we need to be reminded of the obvious. Take, for example, a couple of recent health studies -- by medical doctors, no less -- pointing to the obvious fatal potential of boredom and sitting...
Skeptics ignore climate science (02/24/10)
It is depressing to read yet another uninformed political commentator with no credentials in science, much less in climatology, touting the climate-change-skeptic fiction that the science of climate change is seriously flawed. If I suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and bled profusely, I would not trust a physician who focused attention on my left foot and proclaimed it looks fine so I'd be all right -- then failed to treat the bullet wound. ...
Speak Out 2/24/10 (02/24/10)
BEFORE the last presidential election, it was evident that the mounting economic crisis would require years, not months, for recovery. It's amazing how angry people have become because the White House and Congress haven't waved a magic wand to make problems go away. ...
Prayer 2/24/10 (02/24/10)
Give us voices, O God, so we can be heard on matters of importance. Amen.
Zlokovich Attends Association of College Honor Societies meeting (02/24/10)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dorothy I. Mitstifer Telephone Number: (517) 351-8335 dmitstifer@achsnatl.org College Honor Society Leaders Meet in Boston Martha S. Zlokovich, Ph.D., former Southeast Missouri State University psychology professor and current Executive Director of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, attended the annual council meeting of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), in Boston, Massachusetts, February 18-21, 2010. ...
Governor hosts earthquake preparedness roundtable (02/24/10)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A dozen local and state leaders recently attended a summit to discuss earthquake preparedness in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The roundtable discussion, hosted by Gov. Jay Nixon, brought together local law enforcement, fire service, emergency management personnel and utility leaders, along with religious and non-profit volunteers, to outline their preparation efforts and to determine any assistance they may need from the state...
DuBois enlists in Missouri National Guard (02/24/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Natalie Renee DuBois of Cape Girardeau has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard. DuBois leaves for basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., in March where she will learn basic Army skills and values and become familiar with her role as a Soldier in the Missouri Army National Guard...
"Contact Has Begun" Thursday (02/24/10)
This Thursday night come for a out of this world time at The Mississippi Mud House. It's another weekly "OUT THERE" meeting. This week come see the documentary "Contact Has Begun" The film is a top quality UFO Video documentary about the life and near death experiences of James Gilliland...and his contacts with ETs...
Individual Winner Polar Bear Plunge, Curtis Sturms aka Spelling Bee Champ (02/24/10)
THis is Curtis Sturms the individual winner for the Polar Bear Plunge. He was called the Spelling Bee Champ, but he also loves his mom!
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (02/24/10)
Shelby is a 4 month old Chow/Golden Retriever mix. She is darling! Shelby is available for adoption at The Humane Society of SEMO, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
Happy birthday to Cedar! (02/24/10)
Our dog Cedar got to celebrate his 6th birthday with his own stack of pancakes. Although he relished the opportunity to enjoy people food, he was still kind enough to share his birthday treat with one of his feline friends. Second to eating, Cedar's favorite activities are cuddling with his owners and playing fetch...
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