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Stories from Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Southeast regents mull $40M in bonds to fund overdue renovation projects (06/22/10)
At the current rate of its piecemeal renovations, it could take up to 10 years for Southeast Missouri State University to make improvements to its science labs. University officials hope to curtail the wait by selling bonds to finance university construction projects...
Cape Girardeau City Council denies liquor license to bar owner (06/22/10)
The Cape Girardeau City Council denied a liquor license Monday to Margarita Mama's, a bar that police chief Carl Kinnison considers a magnet for underage drinking and patrons prone to violent outbursts.
Jackson traffic proposal focuses on 3 intersections (06/22/10)
The city of Jackson presented the recommendations to ease traffic congestion in uptown Jackson at a public hearing Monday night. The study, prepared by the traffic engineering firm of Crawford, Bunte, Brammeier of St. Louis, focused on potential improvements to three intersections in Jackson's uptown district: Washington Street at High Street, Washington Street at Hope Street and Hope Street at Main Street...
East County firefighters pleased with progress on new training space (06/22/10)
Although the East County Fire Protection District is about a year away from unveiling its new two-story training facility, the firefighters who have volunteered their time to create the space are enthusiastic about the progress they've made so far. The project, to build a live burn training facility, began earlier this year and is moving faster then the department originally thought, chief Dwayne Kirchhoff said Monday...
Cape Girardeau CIty Council OKs small raise for city workers; water, sewer rates to go up (06/22/10)
The Cape Girardeau City Council approved a budget Monday that gives all employees a 1 percent pay increase and raises water and sewer rates for the year beginning July 1. Council members also heard from organizers of a petition drive over casino gambling, who said they have gathered more than 1,500 of the 2,635 signatures they will need to force a vote on whether the city will allow a gambling boat...
Jackson School Board considers budget today (06/22/10)
The Jackson School Board will meet today to consider the district's $41.3 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The budget includes shortfalls to state aid, sales tax revenue and transportation funding. School districts are preparing for a 4 percent cut in what they were set to receive in foundation formula funds, the biggest source of state aid. ...
Effect of WIRED grants to last for years, staff say (06/22/10)
Evidence of a three-year innovation push in the region can be seen from the anatomy classroom at Delta High School to the new GED program in New Madrid County. Staff at the Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri outlined the impact of the Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development Initiative, or WIRED, Monday during a luncheon at the Venue in Cape Girardeau...
Investigation continues into death of Portageville toddlers found in car (06/22/10)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- Authorities are still investigating the details surrounding the death of two Portageville girls, the Daily Dunklin Democrat reported. According to Portageville Police Chief Ronnie Adams, no charges have been filed in the case. "As far as I know, we haven't got all of the paperwork back yet," Adams said, noting that he can't speak for all of the agencies involved in the investigation. "As of right now, we don't have anything."...
Route Y In Stoddard County reduced for bridge repairs (06/22/10)
Route Y between County Road 385 and County Road 502 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane while the Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge maintenance. The work, which began Monday, will continue daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through June 24...
Emerson speaks at Jackson dedication ceremony (06/22/10)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson was the keynote speaker at the dedication ceremony Monday evening in Jackson for the Main Street Station building, home of the Lichtenegger, Weiss and Fetterhoff law office...
Stoddard County woman sentenced for stealing from elderly Advance couple (06/22/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Stoddard County woman was sentenced Friday in a case that involved a $10,000 theft from an elderly Advance couple, the Dexter Daily Statesman reported. Leslie Sappington, 30, of Advance, who is known to also go by the name Leslie Markham, was originally charged with the Class C felony of stealing...
Public comment sought on proposed dairy facility near Benton (06/22/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Scott County Commission is asking residents to speak their minds concerning a proposed dairy facility in the county. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reported the county government is seeking public comment on a large proposed dairy operation near Benton...
Missouri DNR coordinates mercury drop-off program (06/22/10)
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is working with local health departments and other agencies to provide locations to drop off items containing mercury. The department is hoping to rid homes and businesses of items such as thermometers, blood pressure cuffs and thermostats to prevent the accidental release of mercury, a toxic metal that is liquid at room temperature...
Jackson School Board agenda 6/22/10 (06/22/10)
614 E. Adams St. Action items...
2 executives resign from KC biosciences university (06/22/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Two business executives who were helping to restructure the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences have resigned. The two say they have lost confidence in the leadership of the osteopathic medical school, which has been embroiled in controversy since firing its president in December...
Jennings teachers stage picket to protest salary cuts (06/22/10)
JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) -- Teachers in the Jennings School District in St. Louis County have voted "no confidence" in the school board over concerns about teacher pay cuts. Several teachers on Monday staged an informal picket in front of the school board offices...
Borrowers exit troubled Obama mortgage program (06/22/10)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's flagship effort to help people in danger of losing their homes is falling flat. More than a third of the 1.24 million borrowers who have enrolled in the $75 billion mortgage modification program have dropped out. That exceeds the number of people who have managed to have their loan payments reduced to help them keep their homes...
Cape Legion drops district game to Dunklin County (06/22/10)
Cape Girardeau Post 63 encountered a 10-2 district loss at home
Area digest 6/22/10 (06/22/10)
Jackson's Michael Houchin recorded an ace on hole No. 4 at Kimbeland Country Club. Houchin, a 13 year old in his first year of playing the game, used a 7-iron to score a hole-in-one from 115 yards. Mike Berry and Steve Wells witnessed the shot. The team of Robert MacGillivary, Justin Gosa, Jim Gleason and Jamie Ralph shot a net score 56 to win the Fellowship of Christian Athletes tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club...
Cards use Motte as Plan B at closer (06/22/10)
The reliever has become more reliable in his second major league season
Group of local women train for three-day, 60-mile walk to raise breast cancer awareness (06/22/10)
Shelly Lane of Cape Girardeau has been involved in walks and runs for the fight against various cancers for several years. After losing her mother to blood cancer in December, she increased her activities to include leadership positions, most recently organizing a team to walk 60 miles in three days in a Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure...
Drug abuse admissions up among people 50 and older (06/22/10)
WASHINGTON -- America's drug abusers are going gray. The proportion of people admitted to treatment for drug abuse who are aged 50 or older nearly doubled between 1992 and 2008, a new government study says. Alcohol is still the leading cause of admissions in this age group, but sharp increases were noted in those needing treatment for heroin, cocaine and marijuana, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported Wednesday...
David Hayes (06/22/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- David Hayes, 72, of Cairo died Monday, June 21, 2010, at Daystar Care Center. Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Naeger (06/22/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary Lou Naeger, 83, of Perryville died Sunday, June 20, 2010, at Independence Care Center. She was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Perryville, daughter of Joseph L. and Caroline Amberger Hoffman. She and Charles R. Naeger were married Sept. 25, 1948. He preceded her in death Nov. 9, 2003...
Patsy Stull (06/22/10)
Patsy Jean Stull, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 21, 2010, at her home. She was born April 3, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, to Claude and Myrtle Frazier Huff. She married Therma Ray Stull Dec. 24, 1955, in Cape Girardeau. She was employed by Aluminum Houseware in St. Louis and was a member of Free Will Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Norma Sander (06/22/10)
Norma M. Sander, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 21, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jean Davis (06/22/10)
Jean Davis, 75, of Oak Ridge died Monday, June 21, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.
Virginia Boren (06/22/10)
Virginia Boren, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 21, 2010, at her home. She was born Nov. 21, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, to Erhardt and Edna Griffin Kain. She and Leo Boren were married Dec. 31, 1948, in Cape Girardeau. Boren was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, its Ladies Aid, and sang in the church choir. She also sang with The Cape Choraliers and The Mamanettes...
Sharon Brooks (06/22/10)
THEBES, Ill. -- Sharon L. Brooks, 64, of Thebes died Sunday, June 20, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 18, 1946, in Chicago, to Charles and Jeanette Storm Jordan. She married Van Brooks in 1979. She was an avid bingo player...
Melva Eggimann (06/22/10)
Melva Rosalina Eggimann, 85, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., passed away Sunday, June 20, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was also known as Rosalina. She was born Sept. 19, 1924, in Oak Ridge, to Walter and Artie L. Maintz Eggimann. She was baptized in 1924 in Oak Ridge and confirmed in 1937 at Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville, where she was a lifelong member...
Police report 6/22/10 (06/22/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 6/22/10 (06/22/10)
Work is underway on the installation of a new copper roof at Old St. Vincent's Church on Main Street in the ongoing restoration of the historic building; the new roof will complete work on the restoration of the exterior of the 132-year-old edifice...
Correction 6/22/10 (06/22/10)
n The fourth part of the Cape Girardeau aviation history series, appearing June 16, had incorrect information on Richard Nixon's visit in 1952. He arrived by train and left via airplane from the Cape Girardeau airport. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
A presidential act of piracy (06/22/10)
I am rarely known as a great lover of oil companies or as a defender of their faith. Indeed, I have in recent years devoted my fortune, efforts and all waking energies to the development of disruptive technologies designed specifically to effect their total obsolescence...
Performing arts (06/22/10)
More than 90 performances have been scheduled for the 2010-2011 season at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. Season ticket sales are well underway. Ellen Farrow, box office manager, recommends that anyone interested in a package of tickets make their purchases before single-event tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. July 14...
We can't afford two more years of Obama (06/22/10)
In response to Alan Journet about the GOP being the party of "No": Damn right -- especially when President Obama's polices of Marxism will destroy our free-market economy by design. Journet's letter is a glittering jewel of colossal ignorance. The whole premise of global warming has been proven to be a hoax -- false documents, false readings and all the rest of the evidence that has been uncovered. Obama usurped the courts by putting the EPA in charge of carbon emissions. It's a hoax...
Speak Out 6/22/10 (06/22/10)
GASOLINE prices are going to rise. Buy stock in an oil company. WHY hasn't AmerenUE retrofit generators on the Mississippi River dams? There would be enough energy for all the cities by the Mississippi River. Also, there's enough energy in 25 feet of sunlight to melt a brick. So what are we waiting for, America? Let's stop wasting oil. We need more windmill farms also...
Prayer 6/22/10 (06/22/10)
Look with favor, O God, on all our efforts to enjoy summer and all your creation. Amen.
Local team take 1st in Cooperstown, NY (06/22/10)
SEMO NORTH 10 and under travel team just came back from Cooperstown, New York where they played in the Beaver Valley Wood Bat Classic Invitational. The tournament ran from June 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2010, playing a total of six games. The team was undefeated the entire tournament. ...
letter to the Editor.... (06/22/10)
June 22, 2010 Are the residents and businesses of Cape Girardeau REALLY committed to quality service and sincere hospitality as the Visitor's Guide brochure states? After viewing the fantastic air show, complete with the Blue Angels on Sat. 19th, we decided to have a look at the "Missouri Hall of Fame" mural on the floodwall before we returned to our home in Illinois. ...
Fat Albert (06/22/10)
Fat Albert flying by crowd on saturday june 19,2010
Pirates of the Sky (06/22/10)
Amanda and Kyle Franklin performing a crossed swords pose mid-air at the Cape Girardeau Air Show, June 20,2010.
Corsair Cranks Up (06/22/10)
With smoke belching from it's Pratt & Whitney Radial engine, this Chance-Vought Corsair cranks up on KCGI's ramp this past Sunday. A World War II Carrier-Based Fighter (the reason for it's space-saving folding wings), the Corsair is most often associated with the war in the Pacific Theatre, but actually served in large capacity around the world and with several air forces...
Blue Angel Support (06/22/10)
Blue Angel support staff walking tall!
Duel by Fire (06/22/10)
This picture was taken to prove to my brother that a person was walking on an airplane. It was a cool coincidence that they set off the fire just as I snapped it.
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