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Stories from Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Southeast Hospital unveils new brand: SoutheastHEALTH (11/03/10)
The Southeast Missouri Hospital healthcare system has a new brand name in an effort to better reflect the services offered and the people it serves. SoutheastHEALTH will be the new brand name, which President and CEO Debbie Linnes said better reflects the network of providers, services and facilities that make up its regional health care system.
Election results: Bollinger County (11/03/10)
Voter turnout around 47 percent in Missouri (11/03/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Slightly fewer than half of Missouri's registered voters cast ballots in this year's general election. Figures from the secretary of state's office show more than 1.9 million people voted Tuesday -- a turnout of nearly 47 percent...
Cape Girardeau voters approve casino (11/03/10)
Cape Girardeau voters finally put their cards on the table Tuesday, heavily supporting a proposal that, if selected by state gaming officials later this month, could bring a $125 million casino near downtown. The measure approving gambling in the city passed easily with 61 percent of the vote, which Mayor Harry Rediger described as a "landslide." He said the margin of victory sends a strong endorsement to the Missouri Gaming Commission...
Jackson fire tax gets strong support from voters (11/03/10)
Voters in Jackson soundly passed a proposed quarter-cent sales tax to fund operations at a proposed second fire station, as well as the city's current one. The tax, which will take effect in April, passed 3,073 votes to 1,788 votes. Jackson's new tax rate will be 6.750 percent, which is lower than the rate of nearby cities...
Emerson beats Sowers for ninth U.S. House term (11/03/10)
Most voters in the 8th Congressional District weren't ready for "new blood" after all. Republican incumbent Jo Ann Emerson resoundingly won her ninth re-election bid to the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday, besting Democratic challenger Tommy Sowers whose rally cry of sending "new blood" to Washington, D.C., fell largely on deaf ears...
Tracy wins in landslide for presiding commissioner (11/03/10)
Republican Clint Tracy was elected Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner, defeating Democrat Pat Wissman 19,497 votes to 6,908 votes. Tracy will replace presiding commissioner Gerald Jones who is retiring after holding office since 1994. During the campaign Tracy said he wanted to keep the county on the path it's been traveling on...
More than half of Cape County voters turn out for election (11/03/10)
More than half of the registered voters in Cape Girardeau County went to the polls Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the county clerk's office. Of the 51,504 registered voters in the county, 53 percent of them, or 27,505, cast their ballot in the midterm election. The figure was just 5 percentage points below County Clerk Kara Clark Summers' original prediction...
GOP nearly sweeps state rep races (11/03/10)
Republicans nearly swept to victory in Southeast Missouri state representative races Tuesday night, defeating competitors handily in what turned out to be a grand old night for the Grand Old Party statewide and nationally. The story was different in the 161st District, where incumbent Democrat Steve Hodges beat Republican challenger Ron McCormick, by a 55 percent to 46 percent margin, reversing the voting numbers in a last-minute push...
Precinct vote totals: Jackson fire tax (11/03/10)
Shall the City of Jackson, Missouri impose a sales tax of one-quarter of one percent for the purpose of providing revenues for the operation of the fire department, including personnel costs associated with the additional fire station?...
Election results: Cape Girardeau County (11/03/10)
Election results: Perry County (11/03/10)
Election results: Scott County (11/03/10)
Election results: Stoddard County (11/03/10)
Incumbents win in Perry County (11/03/10)
The Republican incumbents in Perry County's two contested races both won the county's approval in Tuesday's midterm election. Carl "Topper" Leuckel Jr. was re-elected by voters to his second term as Perry County Presiding Commissioner, beating out his opponent Stanley Grantham by more than 3,600 votes...
Two Stoddard County incumbents lose to Republican opponents (11/03/10)
Incumbents in two of Stoddard County's contested races were defeated in Tuesday's election by their Republican opponents. Longtime Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Briney Welborn only received 38 percent of the vote, while Russell Oliver, new to the county political scene, received more than 6,000 of the residents' votes...
Bollinger County ballot problems, large voter turnout force candidates to wait (11/03/10)
Problems with the ballot counter coupled with an unusually large voter turnout kept candidates in Bollinger County on pins and needles waiting for results. With four precincts counted and 10 waiting at 9 p.m., County Clerk Diane Holzum announced to the people waiting in the hallway that, "this is going to take a long time."...
Local voters in line with rest of state ballot issues (11/03/10)
Local voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 3, aimed at preventing new real estate transfer taxes and widely supported by real estate agents. With 89 percent approval, or 23,748 votes, Cape Girardeau County voters supported the amendment. The ballot garnered 2,927 no votes. As of press time, with 66 percent of Missouri's precincts reporting, Amendment 3 was well ahead with 84 percent of the vote statewide...
Election results: 161st district state representative (11/03/10)
Election results: 159th district state representative (11/03/10)
Election results: 158th district state representative (11/03/10)
Election results: 157th district state representative (11/03/10)
Clark unseats Robert in race for Cape Girardeau County recorder (11/03/10)
Republican Scott R. Clark unseated Democratic incumbent Janet Robert for Cape Girardeau County recorder of deeds. Robert has been in the office since 1977. Clark received 15,671 votes to Robert's 10,602 votes. Clark, a relative newcomer to Cape Girardeau County politics, said he was ecstatic, yet humbled with his victory. This will be 25-year-old Clark's first elected office...
Route E to close for pipe replacement (11/03/10)
Route E between county road 218 and 354 in Perry County will be closed while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert pipe under the road. Weather permitting, the road will close at 7 a.m. Thursday and will reopen at 3 p.m. Friday. The work zone will be marked with signs. For additional information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Route B to be reduced for pavement repairs (11/03/10)
Route B in Perry County will be reduced to one lane at its intersection with Interstate 55 while contractor crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will begin today and continue through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Drivers are urged to use caution in the area. For additional information, contact the Missouri Department of Transportation's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Sikeston City Council passes pawnshop regulation ordinance (11/03/10)
SIKESTON -- New regulations for pawnshops were approved by the Sikeston City Council during its regular monthly meeting Monday. City Manager Doug Friend said the ordinance regulating pawnshops was recommended by consultants during their review of city code...
Mo. county elects candidate who died (11/03/10)
GRANT CITY, Mo. (AP) - Voters in a northwest Missouri county elected a man who died in October to serve as presiding commissioner. Kevin Austin won the election Tuesday with 345 votes. Austin died Oct. 17 from a blood clot in his lungs. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that Austin, a Democrat, won the primary election and was to be the only candidate on Tuesday's ballot. ...
State voter turnout higher than expected (11/03/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some parts of Missouri reported higher than expected voter turnout, but officials said it was too early late Tuesday to project a total. Dave Reinhart of the Clay County Board of Elections said turnout by mid-afternoon Tuesday was about 50 percent, better than the 40 percent he expected. St. Charles officials in eastern Missouri were predicting turnout of 65 to 70 percent...
Mizzou identifies degree programs it might cut (11/03/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Missouri has identified five low-demand degree programs that it might eliminate. A report obtained by The Columbia Tribune says the university told the Missouri Department of Education last week that no students are pursuing specialist degrees in two programs -- career and technical education and special education. Those programs could close immediately...
Republican rout hits all levels of Missouri politics (11/03/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A national wave of Republican sentiment flooded Missouri on Election Day, sweeping many incumbent Democrats out of office with it. The GOP retained control of the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Kit Bond when Congressman Roy Blunt beat Secretary of State Robin Carnahan by more than a quarter million votes...
Longtime Rep. Skelton loses to Republican (11/03/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Democratic U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton is out after more than 30 years in Congress, losing his Missouri seat to Republican challenger Vicky Hartzler. The 78-year-old Skelton first won election to Congress in 1976, rising to chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. He's built a reputation as a military expert and social conservative in a district that normally tilts toward Republicans...
Blunt wins open Mo. Senate seat (11/03/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Republican Rep. Roy Blunt won a promotion to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Robin Carnahan with a campaign that tapped into voter frustrations with President Barack Obama. Blunt's victory assured a continued Republican hold on the seat being vacated by Sen. Kit Bond, who is retiring after 24 years in the chamber...
Legalize-marijuana measure loses in California (11/03/10)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Californians heeded warnings of legal chaos and other dangers and rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that would have made their state the first to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The spirited campaign over Proposition 19 pitted the state's political and law enforcement establishment against determined activists seeking to end the prohibition of pot...
Despite dry run, timing midair explosion not easy (11/03/10)
WASHINGTON -- Even after a suspected test run in September, last week's attempted mail bombings from Yemen were a shot in the dark for al-Qaida, which could not have known exactly where its packages were when they were set to explode, U.S. officials said Tuesday...
Stocks rise on Election Day; Dow near 2010 high (11/03/10)
NEW YORK -- Major stock indexes rose Tuesday as investors awaited the results of Congressional elections, putting the Dow Jones industrial average near its highest point of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 60 points. The Dow has now traded above its 2010 closing high of 11,205 four times over the past two weeks but failed to close above that level each time...
BP's oil spill costs grow; Gulf coast residents react (11/03/10)
BILOXI, Miss. -- BP PLC is once again reporting profits even with an estimated $40 billion price tag for the response to its blown out well in the Gulf of Mexico. In this waterfront city, where many lost their livelihoods to the summer of oil, a mixture of relief and melancholy greeted the news Tuesday. A financially healthy BP means jobs and compensation, but residents still reeling from the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history are waiting for some good news of their own...
Homeownership stays at lowest level in a decade during 3rd quarter (11/03/10)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's homeownership rate remained at its lowest in more than a decade, hampered by a rise in foreclosures and weak demand for housing. The percentage of households that owned their homes was unchanged at 66.9 percent in the July-September quarter, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. That's the same as the April-June quarter...
General Motors' market value short of Ford's ahead of IPO (11/03/10)
DETROIT -- If investors pay what General Motors hopes to get for its stock in a planned IPO, they'll have to buy the logic that the company's stock-market value should be similar to its closest competitor, Ford Motor Co. But Ford is making far more money these days and its U.S. market share is rising while GM's is falling and its new management team has little auto industry experience...
Electrical problem delays launch (11/03/10)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The final launch of space shuttle Discovery has been delayed again, this time because of an electrical problem. NASA decided early Tuesday evening to bump the liftoff until at least Thursday. The decision came less than 24 hours before the scheduled launch today...
Wyo. sheriff: No survivors in crash of small plane (11/03/10)
LANDER, Wyo. -- The wreckage of a small plane carrying four members of a Minneapolis family has been found in a rugged Wyoming mountain range a week after it disappeared, and searchers said there were no survivors. A search team found the plane late Monday at an elevation of about 11,000 feet on a steep mountainside in the Wind River range, the Fremont County Sheriff's Department said...
U.S. judge: No Argentine extradition in '72 massacre (11/03/10)
MIAMI -- A federal judge has denied Argentina's extradition request for a former military officer accused of taking part in a 1972 massacre of leftist guerrillas in his homeland. The decision released Tuesday means, for now, that Roberto Bravo will not be returned to Argentina to face 16 murder charges arising from the killings at a military base near the southern Argentine city of Trelew...
Legalize-pot activists push for upset win in California (11/03/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- California voters decided Tuesday whether to make their state the first to legalize recreational marijuana, drawing worldwide attention atop the 160 ballot measures in 37 states that also included divisive proposals to slash taxes and ban abortion...
Voters carry disappointment, anxiety to polls (11/03/10)
The millions of Americans voting in midterm elections Tuesday were not always sure what they wanted, or even whom. But many knew they were unhappy -- uneasy about the economy, frustrated with the direction of the country and dissatisfied with politics...
GOP makes gains in House, Senate (11/03/10)
WASHINGTON -- Republicans marched toward House control Tuesday night in midterm elections shadowed by recession, locking up enough Democratic seats to install a conservative majority certain to challenge President Barack Obama at virtually every turn. Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner, his voice breaking with emotion, declared to fellow Republicans, "I'll never let you down."...
GOP captures governorships in at least seven states (11/03/10)
WASHINGTON -- Republicans on Tuesday captured from Democrats governorships in at least seven states, including some prime presidential battlegrounds, and hoped for even more statehouse gains. The same tide sweeping Republicans into office in Congress was leaving its mark on governors' mansions as well, especially in the nation's industrial heartland...
Scientists: Indonesia eruption could last weeks (11/03/10)
MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia -- Indonesia's most dangerous volcano showed no sign of tiring Tuesday, belching clouds of black smoke as fiery lava lit up its cauldron. Scientists warned that the slow but deadly eruption could continue for weeks, like a "marathon, not a sprint."...
Beleaguered Haiti braces for possible hurricane (11/03/10)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haitians have yet another problem. A hurricane may hit this week, adding to the woes of a nation where cholera is spreading in the countryside and thousands upon thousands of earthquake survivors are still living in flimsy shelters...
Blasts kill at least 62 across Baghdad (11/03/10)
BAGHDAD -- Rapid-fire bombings and mortar strikes killed 62 people and wounded 180 across Baghdad's mostly Shiite neighborhoods Tuesday night, calling into question the ability of Iraqi security forces to protect the capital. The blasts came just two days after gunmen in Baghdad held a Christian congregation hostage in a siege that ended with 58 people dead...
Cicardi bolsters Red Devils defense (11/03/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- When it comes to defense, it's good to enlist the help of someone like Chaffee senior Jason Cicardi. Cicardi has demonstrated he possesses the tools of a top-notch cornerback in his two years of high school football. He's fast, smart, intuitive and gets results...
ND buries long shot, Sikeston (11/03/10)
When Notre Dame senior James Dively prepared to drive a long free kick toward the goal during the second half of Tuesday's Class 2 District 1 soccer championship game, he didn't dream that his boot would drive a nail in the coffin of the Sikeston Bulldogs...
Central opens playoffs at De Soto (11/03/10)
The Tigers possibly can set up a second showdown with Sikeston
Jackson stops Central in semis (11/03/10)
The Indians won 4-1 and will play for the Class 3 District 1 soccer title Thursday
Chaffee encounters playoff-tested Thayer in regional round (11/03/10)
The Bobcats have played in two of the last three Class 1 championship games
Abbott, Luehmann receive academic all-district honors (11/03/10)
Southeast Missouri State sophomores Hayley Abbott and Courtney Luehmann have been named to the ESPN Academic All-District soccer second team. They are the soccer program's first multiple all-district honorees and the program's first all-district selections since 2007...
No need to suffer in silence with pie crust phobia (11/03/10)
With holiday pie season upon us, it's easy to be intimidated into outsourcing your crusts. Face it, buying a boxed, refrigerated or frozen crust is easier and faster. Too bad it doesn't taste better. Because if you want a truly wonderful pie crust, something truly worthy of the trouble you will go to when making the filling, the only way to go is to make your own. And with our quick introduction to pie crust technique and styles, it will be much easier than you think...
Writer advocates deliberate salting (11/03/10)
Salting as a deliberate act. Sounds a bit intense. And for Mark Bitterman, it is. It's a call to action, a plan to banish bland food. "Think about salting as a deliberate act," says Bitterman, author of "Salted" (Ten Speed Press, 2010), a 312-page devotional to salt. "This isn't about being a fancy chef. It's about how to make every single food you eat in your daily life come alive."...
Celebrating the end, for now, of political ads (11/03/10)
I don't know about you, but now that the election is over I will not miss all of the political candidate advertisements on radio and television. It seems that for the past few weeks that is about all of the advertisements that have been running. Voting is such a privilege, and it is a shame that our political candidates cannot build themselves up with what they can do, but resort to tearing down the other candidate. ...
Disney's Lovato leaves tour, enters treatment (11/03/10)
NEW YORK -- Demi Lovato, one of Disney's biggest names, checked herself into a treatment center to deal with "emotional and physical issues," her representatives said in a statement Monday night. The statement did not specify the 18-year-old's problems, but said Lovato checked herself into a facility to address the concerns...
Andrew Elizalde (11/03/10)
Andrew E. "El-Z" Elizalde, 51, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born April 21, 1959, in Saginaw, Mich., to Johnny V. and Josephine Barsenas Elizalde. He and Kelly Long were married Feb. 12, 1983, in Mountain Home, Idaho...
Elmer Van De Ven (11/03/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Elmer John Van De Ven, 95, of Marble Hill died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Woodland Hills Nursing Center. Graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at St. John's Cemetery in Leopold, Mo. Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill is in charge of arrangements...
Betty Koch (11/03/10)
Betty Lou Koch, 82, of Jackson died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 2, 1928, in Jackson, to Charles Henry and Doris Cecil Blake Peel. Betty and Kenneth Koch were married Jan. 2, 1948. He died Dec. 23, 1983...
Myrtle Vogel (11/03/10)
Myrtle Ellen Vogel, 77, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She had resided at Monticello House in Jackson since January. She was born April 5, 1933, in Union County, Ill., to Hiram P. and Dorothy R. Turner Butterfield. She and Clarence "Tony" Vogel were married July 24, 1950, in Cape Girardeau. He passed away April 22, 2010...
Melvin Law (11/03/10)
Melvin W. "Bud" Law, 85, of Scott City died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 28, 1925, in Gideon, Mo., to Harvey and Alice Householder Law. He and Dorothy Jean Stinnett were married May 31, 1951, in Piggott, Ark...
Births 11/3/10 (11/03/10)
Son to Benji Kyle and Jaime Michelle Holweg of Marble Hill, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 4:28 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. Name, Masyn Kyle. Weight, 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Third child, second son. Mrs. Holweg is the former Jaime Anderson, daughter of Bob and Sarah Anderson of Marble Hill. She is a receptionist at Cross Trails Medical Center. Holweg is the son of Norman and Brenda Holweg of Marble Hill. He is self-employed with Holweg Excavating...
Oak Ridge Elementary School (11/03/10)
Oak Ridge Elementary School 4th grade: Caroline Abner, Connor Bock, Logun Garris, Austin Gilliland, Dalton Griffith, Breanna Hughes, Drew Kranawetter, Cole Schemel, Taylor Seyer, Brent Seyer. 5th grade: Brianna Amschler, Jordan Barker, Alex DeRousse, Kaitlyn Carter, Tristin Fodge, Brianna Harrison, Alexis Johnson, Jordan Layton, Amanda Meyer, Travis Sides, Cody Strop, Zackery Whitener...
Immaculate Conception School (11/03/10)
Immaculate Conception School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Ian Bartholomew, Laura Bertrand, Mindy Diebold, Megan Engelen, Benton Keran, Colten Seyer, Livia Wunderlich. 5th grade: Kate Appleman, Shelby Bauwens, Brooke Blankenship, Allison Bray, Hannah Brugger, Claire Essner, Ethan Gatzemeyer, Matthew Gibbs, Harper Guilliams, Megan Jansen...
Jackson police report 11/3/2010 (11/03/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Police report 11/3/10 (11/03/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 11/3/10 (11/03/10)
A new minister and associate minister have been appointed to serve Centenary United Methodist Church; the Rev. Neil L. Stein, previously pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Webster Groves, Mo., is the new senior pastor at Centenary, and the Rev. James A. Sanderson is the new associate minister...
Sports: I don't get it (11/03/10)
By Michael Long I don't follow sports and I don't get the fascination. Never have. To me it's just physically privileged young men following arbitrary rules to the cheers of arbitrary-rule aficionados. What if the football field were covered in cellophane and the ball were shaped like a chili bowl? It might as well be. One set of sports rules is just as good as another, as far as my interest goes...
Courtney Reinagel (11/03/10)
The Notre Dame softball team's season recently ended at the final four tournament in Springfield, Mo. However, the team learned a life lesson this year in addition to improving its softball skills. Senior Courtney Reinagel defied odds this season as the one-handed softball player not only played on the Notre Dame softball team, she earned a starting position in right field...
Critical issues face the U.S. (11/03/10)
Elections for the next 20 years are going to be among the most crucial in human history. Why? Because many complex factors are currently interacting to bring about severe decline -- possibly collapse -- of civilization as we've recently known it. In the U.S., Congressional polarization and gridlock continue to render the nation impotent in addressing many worsening conditions...
Speak Out 11/3/10 (11/03/10)
THE person who owns the building on the corner of Sprigg Street and Broadway wants to fix it with taxpayer money to a total of $400,000. I don't want my tax dollars going to fix someone else's old building. If he wants to fix it up, let him furnish the money...
Prayer 11/3/10 (11/03/10)
Lord Jesus, I will trust in your unfailing love for ever and ever. Amen.
Remembering a Local Family this November (11/03/10)
In 2005, Bernice Medlock "started not knowing her children, and that's something that just hurts your heart," her daughter Rose Medlock said. "I can remember going to the grocery store with her, and she would say, 'I need bread and milk and bananas.'...
River Monsters Swallow Up Wifflefest Title (11/03/10)
The River Monsters posted a 6-4 victory in the championship game of the Justin Osborne All American Wifflefest to claim the tournament title over the Thundercats. The River Monsters completed the tournament with a perfect (4-0) record and can now proudly wear golden wiffleballs around their necks... ...
1st time deer hunter (11/03/10)
Ramsey shot this deer opening day youth season. On her great grandpa's farm at lowndes. She is 8 years old.She cant wait till next year.
Carter & Camryn Halloween 2010 (11/03/10)
Our first Halloween with Big Brother and new Little Sister.
A Family Affair (11/03/10)
Jase & Mari Fuemmeler with their cousins, Camryn & Carter Kuntze.
Tracker and Rowdy, great friends! (11/03/10)
Tracker and Rowdy hanging out at the Homecoming game on Saturday.
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