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Stories from Friday, November 19, 2010

Relative of B.W. Harrison, others worry about future of historic Cape home (11/19/10)
Lynn Hoffman sees the historic Huhn-Harrison house in Cape Girardeau as a cherished family heirloom. That makes her prediction for the 105-year-old local landmark at 340 S. Lorimier St. all the more unsettling. "I think the home will eventually come down," Hoffman said from her Denison, Iowa, home. "And I just hate that. I wish the house could be saved, but I just don't see that happening."...
Dobbins defends plans with Arkansas State, says TRCC's Stephenson is 'misleading the public' (11/19/10)
A war of words between the presidents of Southeast Missouri State University and Three Rivers Community College intensified Thursday over Southeast's plan to forge an agreement with an out-of-state university that would establish a nursing program in Kennett, Mo.
Reality TV star Jeff Lewis agrees to appear in local LFCS home tour (11/19/10)
Start flipping out, Southeast Missouri. Jeff Lewis, the star of Bravo TV's reality home remodeling show "Flipping Out," will be present at the Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri annual Holiday Home Tour.
Police: Cape man charged with DWI after forcing school bus to shoulder (11/19/10)
A Cape Girardeau man placed on supervised probation earlier this month was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly drove recklessly while intoxicated on Sprigg Street and unlawfully passed a school bus on Southern Expressway. Cape Girardeau police first encountered Sola Depree Jr., 48, outside his residence Wednesday afternoon after he had made contact with a Southeast Missouri clinic, asking to speak to his psychiatrist...
VIP seeking $125,000 from Cape County Board for Developmentally Disabled (11/19/10)
VIP Industries is seeking more than $125,000 the company says it is owed by the Cape County Board for Developmentally Disabled. The formal demand was issued Nov. 4 through a letter signed by VIP attorney John E. Toma Jr. of St. Louis. The letter asks for $125,900.16 to cover utilities, insurance, maintenance, transportation and per diem allowances through Sept. 30. The letter also asks for the board to resume funding those items beginning last month...
Jackson Junior High counselor wins state honor (11/19/10)
You could say Brenda Etzold leads by learning. The eighth- and ninth-grade counselor at Jackson Junior High School, administrators say, has been a big part of some successful programs at the school. Etzold's record of success has earned her the 2010 Missouri Middle/Junior High School Counselor of the Year...
Entrepreneurs discuss expectations, workers, mistakes at SEMO conference (11/19/10)
Three people with different kinds of businesses shared their similar success stories with students Thursday as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week at Southeast Missouri State University. Andy Schwartz of AJ Adhesives, Chris Edmonds of Element 74 and Laurie Everett of Annie Laurie's Antiques took part in a panel discussion about how they got started, how their businesses stay competitive and what they look for in employees...
Enrollment in United Way after-school program nearly doubles (11/19/10)
A community program designed to help Cape Girardeau and Jackson families succeed embarks on its fifth year with a growing record of success, organizers say. United Way of Southeast Missouri's Leading and Inspiring Families to Excel, or LIFE, coordinates services with students in Jackson and Cape Girardeau Public Schools, and area after-school programs...
Cape Girardeau County Commission appoints five to enterprise zone board (11/19/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission on Thursday appointed five members to the seven-member enhanced enterprise zone board. Commissioner Paul Koeper recommended Mike Jennewein, John Thompson and Danny Essner be appointed to the board as the county's representatives. Jennewein is retired from Procter & Gamble; Thompson is the president of the Bank of Missouri; and Essner is the executive vice president of Capaha Bank...
Local theater hosts MoDOT bridge building competition (11/19/10)
Rachel Blalock, a MoDOT design technician, increases the load on a balsa-wood bridge constructed by Notre Dame student Laura Schaefer for the seventh annual bridge building competition Thursday, Nov. ...
Cape Girardeau County lifts no-burn order (11/19/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission has lifted the no-burn order that was issued Oct. 25. Recent rainfall has been sufficient to effectively reduce the hazards posed by outdoor burning to acceptable levels. During Thursday's commission meeting, Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones said county emergency management director Dick Knaup talked to county fire departments, and most of them agreed the order could be lifted...
Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County reduced for guardrail repairs (11/19/10)
Southbound Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane Monday while the Missouri Department of Transportation performs guardrail repairs. The section of roadway is two miles south of Route A to the Route K overhead. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 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...
Scott County officials ponder ways to spend $5,000 (11/19/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County commissioners are deciding on an appropriate use for the county's allocation from the Bootheel Solid Waste Management District. During their regular meeting Tuesday, commissioners discussed with Joel Evans, county developer, the annual $5,000 allocation the county is slated to receive provided they have an approved use for the funds...
Tax credit review group outlines savings opportunities (11/19/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state tax credit programs of tomorrow will be much different from today's programs if Gov. Jay Nixon and the Missouri Legislature support a raft of blue-ribbon recommendations heading their way. The Missouri Tax Credit Review Commission completed the meat of its work Tuesday when, after two days of hashing over the details of 10 subcommittees, it finalized its stance on the issues before them. ...
Southwest Missouri workers save tiny fish as water cut off (11/19/10)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Several hundred fish had their lives saved by workers from a southwest Missouri water plant. Workers from the Southwest Treatment Plant near Springfield shepherded the fish into deeper pools of water while the plant was shut down for about four hours Wednesday for maintenance...
Motorist dead, 6 hurt in fiery bus crash (11/19/10)
EUREKA, Mo. -- A driver of a sport utility vehicle was killed Thursday in a fiery collision with a school bus near St. Louis, slightly injuring five children and the bus driver. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said 20-year-old Kaela Archambault died at the scene of the crash about 8:15 a.m. near Eureka, about 25 miles southwest of St. Louis...
Push on to remove TSA screeners from airports (11/19/10)
ATLANTA -- In a climate of Internet campaigns to shun airport pat-downs and veteran pilots suing over their treatment by government screeners, some airports are considering another way to show dissatisfaction: ditching TSA agents altogether. Federal law allows airports to opt for screeners from the private sector instead. ...
Cities react as GM makes its return to stock market (11/19/10)
NEW YORK -- General Motors returned to Wall Street with the roar of a muscle car's engine, embraced by traders at the New York Stock Exchange who stood in a crowd eight deep for the chance to buy a piece of a resurrected American icon. Elsewhere, the moment was more complex...
Police: S.C. robbery suspect tries to flee on lawn mower (11/19/10)
AIKEN, S.C. -- Police in South Carolina say a man attempted a slow getaway by lawn mower after robbing a convenience store. Aiken County sheriff's deputies told The Aiken Standard the man left the store on a riding lawn mower Thursday morning but didn't get far before he was arrested...
Audit: Later Social Security retirement age would hurt poor (11/19/10)
WASHINGTON -- Raising the retirement age for Social Security would disproportionately hurt low-income workers and minorities, and increase disability claims by older people unable to work, government auditors told Congress. The projected spike in disability claims could harm Social Security's finances because disability benefits typically are higher than early retirement payments, the Government Accountability Office concluded...
Jobless benefits to expire as Congress debates tax cuts (11/19/10)
WASHINGTON -- Jobless benefits will run out for 2 million people during the holiday season unless they are renewed by a Congress that's focusing more attention on a quarrel over preserving tax cuts for people making more than $200,000 a year. It's looking iffy at best whether Congress will renew jobless benefits averaging $310 per week nationwide that are claimed by almost 5 million people who have been out of work for more than six months...
Jonestown memorial going forward (11/19/10)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A group of Peoples Temple survivors announced plans Thursday for a granite monument inscribed with the names of more than 900 people who died in the Jonestown tragedy 32 years ago to the day. Some ex-members have grown impatient with efforts by the Rev. Jynona Norwood over the decades to erect a 36-foot-long stone wall at the Oakland cemetery where more than 400 unidentified and unclaimed victims are buried...
House ethics committee recommends censure for N.Y. congressman (11/19/10)
WASHINGTON -- The House ethics committee on Thursday recommended censure for longtime Rep. Charles Rangel, suggesting that the New York Democrat suffer the embarrassment of standing before his colleagues while receiving an oral rebuke by the speaker for financial and fundraising misconduct...
Report: Stimulus boosted jobs (11/19/10)
WASHINGTON -- The White House says the $800 billion stimulus law continues to improve economic conditions and increase employment. President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers issued a report Thursday saying the law has created or saved 2.7 million to 3.7 million jobs through the third quarter of this year. Obama economists predicted in 2009 that the stimulus would save or create 3.5 million jobs...
Cholera protests focus on foreigners (11/19/10)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Anti-U.N. violence spread to Haiti's capital Thursday as protesters blocked roads and attacked foreigners' cars over suspicions that peacekeepers introduced a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 1,100 people. The unrest followed three days of similar violence in northern Haiti. ...
Israel says no building freeze in Jerusalem (11/19/10)
ISRAELI OFFICIALS say U.S. agreed to exclude city from construction moratorium
Irish head toward bailout; Portugal could follow (11/19/10)
IRISH OFFICIAL said government welcomes "contingency fund"
Chinese woman sent to labor camp for tweeting (11/19/10)
BEIJING -- China has sentenced a woman to a year in a labor camp for "disrupting social order" by retweeting a satirical message urging Chinese protesters to smash the Japan pavilion at the Shanghai Expo, an international rights group said. Cheng Jianping, 46, re-posted a message from the social networking site Twitter last month hinting that Chinese protesters should smash the Japan pavilion at the Shanghai Expo and adding on the message "Angry youth, charge!" according to Amnesty International, which condemned the sentence in a statement late Thursday.. ...
SCC's Porter weighs his options (11/19/10)
Porter, a senior, visited the University of Missouri last weekend but decided not to sign yet, according to Braves coach Kenyon Wright.
Improvement on defense key for Southeast men (11/19/10)
Southeast plays its third straight contest away from home to begin the campaign with a 7:05 p.m. tipoff at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Missouri men's basketball team survives scare (11/19/10)
Laurence Bowers had nine points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots as off-kilter Missouri held off Western Illinois 66-61 on Thursday night.
National runner-up stands in way of first win for Southeast women (11/19/10)
Southeast faces the first of those clubs today, visiting Louisville for a 6 p.m. tipoff. The Cardinals were the 2008-09 NCAA runners-up.
Harris garners national attention (11/19/10)
Southeast Missouri State football has received more national attention from a high-profile publication. Senior running back Henry Harris is among the Faces in the Crowd in Sports Illustrated's Nov. 22 issue that hit newsstands Thursday. Southeast's remarkable turnaround season recently was featured in an article in USA Today...
Talking Potter (11/19/10)
Shortly after the last Harry Potter film hit movie theaters, I decided to reread "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." After the movie swept me back into the wizarding world, I had to have more. I couldn't wait until "Deathly Hallows" came to the silver screen. I needed to relive the adventures of my Hogwarts friends immediately...
First things (11/19/10)
Firsts. We all have our favorites. There's the first vine-ripened tomato of summer. Or the first daffodil of spring. Or the first apple butter in the fall. Or the first snow of winter. My favorite first is fruitcake. OK. I know many of you do not share my awe and reverence for the noble fruitcake. Many of you consider fruitcakes to be a terrible Yuletide joke. Some of you, given the chance, would vote to banish fruitcakes outright...
The end begins: Harry Potter's story so far (11/19/10)
When "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" hit the big screen in 2001, no one was sure what to expect. Children and their parents had been enchanted by J.K. Rowling's magical books and expectations for the movie were high. For many, it didn't disappoint. The subsequent films in the series have taken on darker and more mature themes as Harry, Ron and Hermione faced growing danger and developing hormones. With "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" opening today, SE Live looks back on the story so far. For those of you who weren't at the midnight showings, whip up some butterbeer and catch up with some old friends.
You don't need magic to make this butterbeer (11/19/10)
Butterbeer is a favorite drink of wizards of all ages. This is how it's served at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Fla. Butterbeer 1 cup light or dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons water 6 tablespoon butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar...
Best bet: Comedy at Schock's Pub (11/19/10)
Schock's Pub will be busy this weekend. Today, the Scott City bar hosts Rockface Barband. Saturday, the pub ventures into the world of comedy with a performance by LongHorn the Comedian and Richard Cason. LongHorn works out of St. Louis, but comes as a true cowboy comedian with hat, boots and hilarious jokes. ...
ARTifacts 11/19/10 (11/19/10)
Arts and entertainment briefs
Rock of cages: Humane Society holds fundraising music festival to help homeless animals (11/19/10)
The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri is always looking for new ways to bring in donations. Tonight, it will host the first MusicFest at Breakaways in downtown Cape Girardeau, showcasing four bands and hoping that this 21-and-up event will bring in some much-needed funds...
Craft fairs set up shop this weekend (11/19/10)
Cape Girardeau and Jackson will be hubs of creativity and artistic expression this weekend when hundreds of arts and crafts exhibitors from across the Midwest fill local venues with their homemade wares. Ann Gifford, chairwoman of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, said more than 300 vendors are booked at the Show Me Center and the Osage Community Centre for the 40th annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza. ...
Walter Bittle (11/19/10)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Walter C. "Doc" Bittle, 86, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Friends may call at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro from 5 to 8 p.m. today...
Beatrice Claxton (11/19/10)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Beatrice H. Claxton, 96, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, Ill. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Clifford Heil officiating. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery...
Daisy Proctor (11/19/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Daisy Normagene Proctor, 80, of Perryville died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation in Perryville. She was born Dec. 28, 1929, in Patton, Mo., daughter of August D. and Stella Mae Madden Fadler. She and Joe Proctor Sr. were married Nov. 9, 1949. They were later divorced. He preceded her in death June 27, 1997...
Robert Schott (11/19/10)
Robert A. Schott, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Nov. 14, 1939, in Old Appleton, to William B. and Anna Katherine Lauck Schott. He and Helen Claire Boone were married April 18, 1964, at New Madrid, Mo...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/19/10 (11/19/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety released the following items. Theft...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/19/10 (11/19/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Jackson police report 11/19/10 (11/19/10)
*** Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following item. Arrests do not imply guilt. Miscellaneous * A court-order violation was reported in the 1400 block of Winesap Drive.
Out of the past 11/19/10 (11/19/10)
Citing a need for "progressive leadership," Cape Girardeau businessman James Rust files as a candidate for city council; he is the fourth person to file for a seat on the council and the sixth person to file for city office. The Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau is expected to rise throughout the week, cresting Saturday at 40 feet; today's stage is 34.2 feet, a rise of more than a foot overnight; a 40-foot stage would close South Sprigg Street from the 1600 block south, and the 1000 block of North Main Street at Second Street and Twin Trees Park.. ...
Education responsibility (11/19/10)
The newly released documentary "Waiting for Superman" follows the lives of five young people who care about their education and want to have the opportunity to attend high quality, charter schools. The private screening of the film last week at the Frontenac Plaza Cinema in St. ...
Education week (11/19/10)
American Education Week, celebrated this week, is a good time to examine concerns in education. However, locally there are many positives to recognize. In a four-part series titled "Working the plan," Southeast Missourian education reporter M.D. Kittle looked at the Cape Girardeau School District's Comprehensive School Improvement Plan. The five year plan is making great strides in improving education for local students...
Health care comparison (11/19/10)
Gary Rust's column in the Nov. 14 Southeast Missouri cites an unnamed and undated newsletter which states that government-controlled medical care delivers more expensive and lower quality health care. This statement is not supported by the facts. The Urban Institute, a not-for-profit and nonpartisan policy and educational organization, conducted a study in August of 2009 that addressed the quality of health care in the United States. ...
Speak Out 11/19/10 (11/19/10)
TO nonsmokers: The new casino will have one floor. Your entertainment area will allow smoking. The smokers won't have to go to the bar or outside. I listened to a local Christian radio station yesterday hoping for a little inspiration. I learned that apparently God is a white, conservative, southern, narrow-minded, pro-American male. All other viewpoints are not only erroneous but also dangerous. No wonder people are turning to other religions. Could we please get back to the message of Jesus?...
Prayer 11/19/10 (11/19/10)
O Lord, we pray for wisdom and believe without doubt that you will answer our prayers. Amen.
National Collection Week Underway (11/19/10)
On Monday November 15, 2010, Churches throughout Southeast Mo started collection Shoe Box gifts for Operation Christmas Child an organization of Samaritans Purse. These shoe box gifts will be given to needy children around the world. To children who are living in war torn, proverty and disease stricken countries. ...
Legislative Gathering National Adoption Month (11/19/10)
Saturday, November 20 is National Adoption Day when many adoptive families and their children accross the United States will gather in numbers before circuit judges to have thier adoptions finalized, celebrating adoption. On November 16 at the Legislative Gathering hosted by Lutheran Family and Children's Services, Mayor Harry Rediger signed and then read the National Adoption Month Proclamation. ...
Cape Girardeau resident named a Lincoln Laureate (11/19/10)
Kelsy Holloway, a resident of Cape Girardeau, MO, and a senior at Dominican University, has been named a Lincoln Laureate Award-winner in the State of Illinois. The Student Laureate Medallion is given each year for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities to students who have overcome obstacles in order to achieve their educational goals. Holloway was honored during the annual Student Laureate ceremony on November 6 at the Old State Capitol in Springfield...
Neal Boyd's 35th Birthday Cake (11/19/10)
A Creative Cake was proud to help Neal celebrate his birthday. www.acreativecake.com
Ellie Mae Lovett (11/19/10)
Ellie Mae is the daughter of Jeff and Amanda Lovett!
Red Dirt Road in Fields of Gold (11/19/10)
South Dakota farm road as storm clouds rolled in and the sun was setting behind.
Mississippi Morning (11/19/10)
Daybreak on a slough of the Mississippi River just north of Cape Girardeau
Maci's first deer (11/19/10)
Maci Schamburg, 11, daughter of Robert and Shelly Seiler Schamburg of Friedheim, shot this 5 pt. buck opening weekend in northern Cape County. This was Maci's first hunting season.
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