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Stories from Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Local schools wonder who will pay for longer year (09/28/10)
While Southeast Missouri public school administrators generally like the idea of extending the school year, they are curious as to who is going to cover the cost. The question becomes even more pronounced -- and arguably ironic -- given that Missouri school districts were forced to cut summer school budgets late last spring while state funding remained in doubt...
Use of Missouri cold medicine database to begin soon (09/28/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- People wanting to buy certain cold and allergy medicines in Missouri will soon be checked in a statewide database intended to catch illegal drug dealers. State rules took effect Tuesday requiring pharmacists selling pseudoephedrine-based medicines to enter details about the buyer into a real-time electronic database...
Dunklin County prosecutor: No charges in fatal home invasion shooting (09/28/10)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney Stephen P. Sokoloff decided that no charges will be filed against a victim of a home invasion and burglary incident in which he shot and killed the intruder. The Daily Dunklin Democrat reported that an investigation by Sokoloff, the Kennett Police Department, and Dunklin County Major Case Squad determined that no charges should be filed in connection with the death of Bradford Hill, Jr., 17...
Sikeston man receives moderate injuries in New Madrid County accident (09/28/10)
A Sikeston, Mo. man received moderate injuries in an automobile accident in New Madrid County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 1999 Honda driven by Michael C. Windstead, 30, slid off the roadway and struck a tree on Rt. D in Catron, Mo. at 12:20 a.m. Monday...
Arguments made for and against casino proposal at Cape Girardeau public hearing (09/28/10)
It would be hard to make an intelligent wager about the public's support of a casino in Cape Girardeau based on comments made at an hourlong public hearing Monday -- proponents and opponents were each given 30 minutes to make their case.
Local business referred to attorney general for alleged gas storage tank law violations (09/28/10)
SEMO Gas, Inc., has been referred to the Missouri Attorney General by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for failing to meet financial responsibility requirements for underground storage tanks. The service station, located at 40 N. Sprigg St., in Cape Girardeau is owned by Asif Majeed, according to DNR. Majeed also owns Stevie's Steakburgers at 600 Broadway, according to Missouri Secretary of State business filings...
Saint Francis names new director of foundation arm (09/28/10)
Linda Decker has been named executive director of the Saint Francis Medical Center Foundation.
Court appearance in Cairo shooting pushed back to November (09/28/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- A court appearance set for Tuesday for the 28-year-old Cairo man charged in the July 1 shooting death of Jeserick Pilgram has been postponed to November, according to Alexander County State's Attorney Jeff Ferris. Melvin Hadley, 28, now appears on the Nov. 2 jury docket...
Local officials say they may have found SEMO Port dredging money (09/28/10)
The Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission and the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority told the Cape Girardeau County Commission Monday that they have found a grant opportunity that will cover dredging at the port. The county, which would administer the $400,000 community development block grant, gave its support to the economic development commission to apply for the grant...
Firefighters learn school bus rescues in Jackson (09/28/10)
More than 20 firefighters from Cape Girardeau and Bollinger counties joined bus drivers from the Jackson School District on Monday to receive hands-on school bus rescue training at Orchard Elementary School. Capt. Steve Baugh, Jackson Fire Department public information officer, said this was the second time school bus familiarization training has been offered but the first time other districts participated...
Trial set for Cape Girardeau man accused of armed robbery (09/28/10)
A Cape Girardeau man connected to a May 30 armed robbery on Broadway continued to plead not guilty and had his trial date set Monday by Circuit Court Judge Benjamin F. Lewis. Ombra Dockery, 21, with Stephen R. Johnson, allegedly assaulted a man walking on Broadway and stole his wallet and keys...
I-57 in Mississippi County reduced for core drilling (09/28/10)
Southbound Interstate 57 in Mississippi County will be reduced to one lane next week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews do core drilling. The lane reduction will be from the Mississippi River bridge to U.S. 60/62 (exit 12). Weather permitting, work will be performed Monday through Oct. ...
Route Spur N in Bollinger County will be reduced for pavement repairs (09/28/10)
Route Spur N from Route N to County Road 402 in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews overlay the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Cape man pleads not guilty to molestation charge (09/28/10)
A Cape Girardeau man accused of molesting a girl younger than 17 last month has pleaded not guilty to child molestation charges and has a new court date. Terry E. Headrick, 43, will appear again before Circuit Court Judge Benjamin F. Lewis Oct. 12. According to court documents, the victim in the case told police that she woke up around 3 a.m. ...
Emerson speaks at SEMO research farm's Field Day (09/28/10)
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson spoke to more than 100 university agriculture students, faculty and members of the community at Southeast Missouri State University's David M. Barton Agriculture Research Center Field Day Monday. Emerson addressed the challenges facing today's agriculture industry, including government regulations, taxes and a general misunderstanding of the role of agriculture in the economy...
Ware, Ill., roadwork scheduled (09/28/10)
WARE, Ill. -- A Union Pacific Railroad work crew is scheduled to do repairs at its crossing on Highway 146 in Ware today and Wednesday. The work will be done from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of highways 3 and 146. Motorists should follow marked detour routes. No traffic will be permitted through the construction area...
Kennett teenager fatally shot Saturday morning (09/28/10)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A 17-year-old male was fatally shot while allegedly breaking into a Kennett home, and Dunklin County prosecuting attorneys are investigating to determine what charges, if any, will be filed. The Daily Dunklin Democrat cited Lt. Rick Groves of the Kennett Police Department, who reported that around 3:10 a.m. ...
Public defender withdraws from Jackson drug, child endangerment case (09/28/10)
Two Jackson residents charged with child endangerment and possession of controlled substances must now hire private counsel after a public defender assigned to their cases was granted a withdrawal motion Monday in a Cape Girardeau County courtroom. Mickael Minner, 41 and Charla Huston, 40, were arrested Sept. ...
MedAssets purchases Texas-based supply company (09/28/10)
MedAssets has entered into an agreement to purchase The Broadlane Group, based in Dallas.
In federal court: Jackson man sentenced to 15 years on domestic violence, weapons charges (09/28/10)
The following information was released Monday by the federal prosecutor's office for defendants appearing before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel. Sentenced Name: James H. Douglas Age: 29 Residence: Jackson Charge: One felony count of Interstate domestic violence and one felony count of being a felon in possession of a firearm...
Seven arrested for attack on Scott County deputy's vehicle (09/28/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County deputies have arrested six men and one teenager in connection to a Friday incident that damaged a sheriff's department vehicle.
Southern Ill. county ousts convicted sheriff (09/28/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A southern Illinois county has fired its jailed sheriff, welcoming the news of his marijuana-trafficking and murder-for-hire convictions as the legal justification to finally bounce the law enforcer who steadfastly refused to step down for more than a year...
Elections expert expects state to lose a congressional seat (09/28/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An expert on congressional reapportionment expects Missouri to be one of eight states that will lose a seat in Congress because of its census count. But a Missouri congressman involved with an effort to increase census participation in the state said there is a good possibility that Missouri will hold on to all of its nine seats in the U.S. House of Representatives...
Jimmy Carter taken off plane in Cleveland for medical issues (09/28/10)
CLEVELAND (AP) -- An airport spokeswoman says former President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized in Cleveland. Carter was a passenger on a commercial flight to Cleveland on Tuesday morning and became ill. Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, says Carter was taken off the plane by rescue crews...
Stocks edge lower after month of gains (09/28/10)
NEW YORK -- Stocks took a pause Monday from their big September rally as worries about the financial sector offset excitement over a fresh round of corporate dealmaking. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 48 points in a late-day slide, but it's still up 8 percent for the month, putting it on track for its best September since 1939...
Obama: School years should be longer (09/28/10)
WASHINGTON -- Barely into the new school year, President Barack Obama issued a tough-love message to students and teachers Monday: Their year in the classroom should be longer, and poorly performing teachers should get out. American students are falling behind their foreign counterparts, especially in math and science, and that's got to change, Obama said. ...
Spill panel: Federal confusion lost public trust (09/28/10)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's repeated low estimates of the huge BP oil spill undermined public confidence in the government's entire cleanup effort, leaders of a White House-appointed commission declared at an investigatory hearing Monday...
Some executions being held up by shortage of drug (09/28/10)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some executions in the U.S. have been put on hold because of a shortage of one of the drugs used in lethal injections from coast to coast. Several of the 35 states that rely on lethal injection are either scrambling to find sodium thiopental -- an anesthetic that renders the condemned inmate unconscious -- or considering using another drug. Both routes are strewn with legal or ethical roadblocks...
Pakistan says NATO airstrikes breached its air space (09/28/10)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Pakistan vehemently protested NATO helicopter strikes that killed more than 70 militants, saying Monday that U.N. rules do not allow the choppers to cross into its air space even in hot pursuit of insurgents. NATO said it launched the strikes in self-defense after militants attacked a small security post in Afghanistan near the border...
Scott City cash in on intimidation vs. Leopold in battle of state-ranked volleyball teams (09/28/10)
The Wildcats could not deal with the pressure from Scott City's defense, particularly its block, falling 28-26, 25-10 on the road.
Notre Dame downs Kelly in error-filled softball contest (09/28/10)
The scoreboard read 11-6 under runs, but the more telling column was 4-2 under errors.
High school roundup: Perryville makes quick work of Fredericktown (09/28/10)
All the scores from Monday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian
Redhawks football team knocks on door of top 25 (09/28/10)
The Redhawks now unofficially are ranked 27th and 31st in the two major Division I-AA polls that were released Monday.
Area digest 9/28/10 (09/28/10)
Tommy Thomas shot a two-day total of 148 to repeat as the senior men's club champion at Dalhousie Golf Club. Thomas had rounds of 71 and 77 to finish 10 strokes ahead of Ken Swinford (80-78). Greg Howard (79-82) was third at 161. Jason Rains and Lachelle Cook teamed to win the SEMO Horseshoe Association's event at the Leopold Knights of Columbus...
Jackson says injury only a strain, might return to Rams lineup Sunday (09/28/10)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson has a groin strain and his availability is day to day. The two-time Pro Bowler broke the news on his Twitter feed after undergoing an MRI exam Monday, and tweeted that he already had undergone two hours of rehab treatment a day after the Rams' 30-16 win over Washington...
Cardinals cling to life with 6-4 win (09/28/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Matt Holliday homered and drove in three runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 on Monday night, staying in the NL Central race for at least one more day. A Cardinals loss would have clinched the division for Cincinnati. The Reds were idle, and their magic number remained at one going into tonight's home game against Houston...
Before taking your bicycle on the road, brush up on safety guidelines and ordinances (09/28/10)
As the weather cools, people start riding bikes outside for transportation, pleasure and exercise more often, putting more cyclists -- both experienced and novice -- on the road. "Biking is a lot easier on the joints than running or other activities," said Renate DeBlois, president of Velo Girardau, a local cycling club...
'Jersey' cast supports 'Situation's' dancing effort (09/28/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino survived his first ballroom dance, and he of the etched abs says he's determined to shine on "Dancing With the Stars" -- especially with his "Jersey Shore" cast mates cheering him on. The 29-year-old reality star made his debut on the hit ABC dance competition last week and landed in a three-way tie for last place with comedian Margaret Cho and actor David Hasselhoff...
Rising cost of cancer drugs putting a price on life (09/28/10)
BOSTON -- Cancer patients, brace yourselves. Many new drug treatments cost nearly $100,000 a year, sparking fresh debate about how much a few months more of life is worth. The latest is Provenge, a first-of-a-kind therapy approved in April. It costs $93,000 a year and adds four months' survival, on average, for men with incurable prostate tumors. Bob Svensson is honest about why he got it: insurance paid...
Carl Robins (09/28/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Robert "Carl" Robins, 78, of Advance passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 24, 1932, at Lutesville, Mo., son of Luther and Amy Louise Hensley Robins. He and Lessie McIntosh were married Oct. 14, 1971, in Corning, Ark...
Clayton Proffer (09/28/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Clayton Wesley Proffer, 94, of Chaffee died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 25, 1916, in Bloomfield, Mo., son of William Franklin and Olive Bethel Williams Proffer Sr. He and Emogene M. Johnson were married Oct. 21, 1948. She preceded him in death May 26, 1982. He and Geneva Hindman were married in December 1982...
Raymond Arnzen (09/28/10)
KELSO, Mo. -- Raymond Herman Arnzen, 82, of Kelso died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. He was born Aug. 13, 1928, in St. Louis, to Frank Felix and Minnie Mae Eftink Arnzen. He married Joella Eileen Beal Aug. 18, 1956, in Cape Girardeau...
Hermina Gosche (09/28/10)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Hermina Catherine Gosche, 94, of New Hamburg died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 24, 1915, in Commerce, Mo., daughter of Alfers and Pauline Scherer Chatman. She and Raymond A. Gosche were married Nov. 22, 1939. He preceded her in death Nov. 10, 1987...
Births 9/28/10 (09/28/10)
Daughter to Stephanie Ann Hawkins of Paducah, Ky., Saint Francis Medical Center, 3:14 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2010. Name, Roxanne Jane. Weight, 2 pounds, 14 ounces. First child. Ms. Hawkins is the daughter of LaRenda Hawkins of Paducah and Todd Hawkins of Dongola, Ill...
Jackson police report 9/28/10 (09/28/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/28/10 (09/28/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Burglary The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public released the following items. Summons...
Out of the past 9/28/10 (09/28/10)
Robert A. Dempster, president of the Southeast Missouri State University Foundation, announces E. Gene Greable, a certified public accountant from Winnetka, Ill., will become the head of the organization for 1985-1986; Greable is a 1962 graduate of Southeast...
Hearnes honored (09/28/10)
Warren Hearnes, the late governor of the state of Missouri, was recently inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians. Hearnes served as governor of the state from 1965 to 1973 and was the first to serve consecutive terms. He left a record of increasing state funding for mental health, education and social services. The governor passed away in August 2009...
Speak Out 9/28/10 (09/28/10)
I could not help but to think about today's reading in church from the Book of Amos: We will buy the lonely man for silver and the poor man for a pair of sandals. Wealthy and powerful people are exploiting the poor and the weak. God is not pleased. This reminds me of today's politicians who will not extend middle-class tax cuts unless millionaires and billionaires get them also. It saddens me to see how some Christians see their earthly monetary value more important than their fellow man...
Prayer 9/28/10 (09/28/10)
Thank you, O Lord, that you alone are our shepherd and fulfill all of our needs. Amen.
NYC Rock Benefit at Jackson Elk's on Sat, Oct 2nd (09/28/10)
Date: 10/2/10 Event Time: 6 pm to Midnight AUCTION, BRANDING IRON BBQ, $2 BEERS, DJ, MUSIC, DANCING, and a "LIVE" PERFORMANCE BY VONAMP. VonAmp, a Jackson Missouri rock band, has been accepted into the Youth Arts Forum of New York City. The forum named VonAmp "Artist of the Month" in June 2010. ...
Jackson's "VonAmp" ROCKS Webster Hall (NYC) (09/28/10)
A Jackson, Missouri band, VonAmp, will be performing at the historic Webster Hall in the East Village of New York City on October 9th, 2010. The concert will be held in the portion of Webster Hall called "The Studio" which carries on the legacy of the 1950s and 60s when Webster Hall became the live recording home of RCA Records, and where legends such as Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and Bob Dylan made rock and roll history...
Cyclewerx Adventure Racing Team Places 2nd (09/28/10)
On Saturday, September 25th, the Cyclewerx Adventure Racing Team competed in the 10th Annual 12 Hour Berryman Adventure Race held in the Mark Twain National Forest near Steelville, Missouri. With a racing time of 8 hours and 52 minutes, the team placed second in the premier four person co-ed division...
The Arc Learns About People First Language (09/28/10)
At the September 1, 2010 meeting of The Arc of Southeast Missouri, Gloria Shell of People First of Sikeston presented information on "People First Language." People First Language puts the person before the disability. People First language describes what a person HAS, not what a person IS. ...
The Last Of Our Hummers (09/28/10)
We are down to one hummingbird. She only feeds in the morning and evening now. I guess she is conserving her energy for the flight. I have taken so many pictures of her that I can walk right up to her as I have here in this picture. So exciting!!
Cruisin' Around Woodland Hills (09/28/10)
Residents and employees of Woodland Hills line up for the parade at the Golden Age Games at the Osage Centre on September 24.
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