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Stories from Monday, December 6, 2010

Jackson to vote on subdivision regulations today (12/06/10)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen will vote today on a resolution that would support countywide standards for streets and utilities as recommended by the Jackson-Cape Girardeau Joint Subdivision Advisory Committee. The resolution requests the Cape Girardeau County Commission adopt the recommendations.
Playoff game required extra work to get Redhawks' equipment to Washington (12/06/10)
CHENEY, Wash. -- The first playoff game in Southeast Missouri State University's 104-year football history presented a different set of circumstances for the program beyond what took place on Eastern Washington's Roos Field on Saturday. Not only did Southeast players, coaches and support staff have to get to the contest nearly 2,000 miles from Cape Girardeau -- they flew on a charter airplane -- all the equipment had to make the long trip as well...
Cape Girardeau City Council to discuss smoking ban's casino effects today (12/06/10)
The new casino and the proposed smoking ban, two of Cape Girardeau's biggest issues, are on a collision course, and the Cape Girardeau City Council plans to address them both tonight.
Cape Girardeau Army recruiting station giving used computers to area schools (12/06/10)
The Cape Girardeau U.S. Army Recruiting Station is giving away surplus computers to school districts in need -- with no recruitment strings attached, according to an Army official. Beneficiaries in the first round are Perryville, Kelly, Scott City, Oak Ridge and Advance high schools, said Sgt. 1st Class Robert Bramlitt, commander of the recruiting station...
2 southwest Missouri school districts consider year-round schedules (12/06/10)
About 14 miles northeast of Springfield, Mo., Fair Grove is a bedroom community that has had a growth spurt over the past decade. The city, with a population topping 1,400 people last year, has grown about 30 percent since 2000. So has the Fair Grove School District. And with the population boom come educational challenges...
Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way exceeds $85,000 goal (12/06/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way has not only reached the goal for its 2010 campaign, money is still rolling in.
Answering the call: After 16 years, Cape Girardeau County sheriff still loves job (12/06/10)
A career in law enforcement was always on John Jordan's mind, especially after attending college in Mississippi, where he worked in public safety, mostly fighting fires. With experience at the Bollinger County Sheriff's Department, a spot on the area's Major Case Squad and years of undercover work investigating drug-related crimes, Jordan said, he had a good resume to run for sheriff of Cape Girardeau County in 1994. ...
Man seriously injured in crash after police chase near Advance, Mo. (12/06/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- A 29-year-old man sustained serious injuries in a crash following a police chase Sunday afternoon near Advance, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
Cape Girardeau man hurt in ATV rollover (12/06/10)
A Cape Girardeau man was injured Sunday when his all-terrain vehicle overturned in a field about six miles northwest of Burfordville. Trent E. Tollison, 26, lost control of the 2008 Yamaha ATV he was driving when it overturned in a private field about 12:45 p.m., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Missouri has $1 million in tax credit penalties (12/06/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri has levied more than $1 million of penalties against dozens of tax credit recipients for violating a state reporting law intended to gauge whether their projects actually are producing the promised results. Records provided Friday to The Associated Press show 56 business entities, not-for-profit groups and individuals have failed to comply with a 2004 state law requiring annual progress reports after receiving tax credits...
After the tax fight, Dems, GOP move toward compromise (12/06/10)
WASHINGTON -- Their political options limited, Democrats and Republicans appeared to unite Sunday behind the outlines of an economic package that would temporarily extend expiring tax rates as well as jobless benefits for millions of Americans...
On eve of talks, Iran says it's mining own uranium (12/06/10)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran delivered a resolute message Sunday on the eve of talks with six world powers: We're mining our own uranium now, so forget about stopping our nuclear ambitions. The Islamic Republic said it has produced its first batch of locally mined uranium ore for enrichment, making it independent of foreign countries for a process the West fears is geared toward producing nuclear arms...
WikiLeaks uses Swiss Web address as options narrow (12/06/10)
GENEVA -- WikiLeaks' elusive founder, his options dwindling, has turned to Switzerland's credit, postal and Internet infrastructure to keep his online trove of U.S. State Department cables afloat. Supporters say Julian Assange is seeking asylum in Switzerland. He told a Spanish newspaper that he faced "hundreds of death threats," including some targeting his lawyers and children, aside from the pressure he is getting from prosecutors in the U.S. and other countries...
Missouri football team accepts bid to Insight Bowl (12/06/10)
Many early bowl projections put the Tigers in the Holiday Bowl, but the school announced Sunday that it had accepted an invitation to play Iowa in the Insight Bowl on Dec. 28 in Tempe, Ariz.
Southeast men will face Big 12's Iowa State (12/06/10)
Southeast men take an 0-8 record into tonight's money game
Rams win second straight road game (12/06/10)
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A great performance wasn't needed for the St. Louis Rams to end their eight-game losing streak to Arizona. Whether that's a reflection of how much the Rams have grown or how low the Cardinals have sunk is an open question. Steven Jackson rushed for 102 yards, including 27 on the game's lone TD, and St. Louis sent Arizona to its seventh loss in a row with a 19-6 victory Sunday...
Blues slip past Canucks (12/06/10)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Alexander Steen scored his second goal 6 minutes, 11 seconds into the third period and added an assist as the St. Louis Blues snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night...
Redhawks' accomplishments will live on (12/06/10)
The Southeast Missouri State football team and its fans naturally were disappointed with Saturday's 37-17 playoff loss at Eastern Washington that ended the Redhawks' season. But there is no way anybody could be disappointed with the Redhawks' historic campaign that resulted in one of college football's greatest turnarounds...
Rounding up the ringers: Local church bell choirs practice year-round (12/06/10)
Have you "heard the bells on Christmas Day?" Handbell choirs are a long-cherished holiday tradition, but local churches practice and perform year-round. "We've got members who have been playing for a long, long time in the same choir," says Crystal Burress, who directs the 12-member bell choir at New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson. ...
Fun for all: Dot Myers of Perry Oaks was recently named 'Activity Director of the Year' (12/06/10)
Not many adults can say they're still working their first job -- and that they still love it -- but Dot Myers can say it with confidence. In fact, she's worked at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehab for 35 years, and was recently named "Activity Director of the Year" for 2010 by the Activity Directors Association of Missouri (ADAM)...
Book review: 'Big Stone Gap' gives tale of mountain life (12/06/10)
The Cape Girardeau Public Library's adult services coordinator Paula Fetherston, recommends you read "Big Stone Gap" by Adriana Trigiani. "Big Stone Gap is the first in a series of four novels set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. ...
Pets on the go: Staff writer shares a first hand account of volunteering at the Humane Society (12/06/10)
It's the day before Halloween, and Albert the tiny black poodle couldn't look cuter prancing around the mall in his pumpkin costume. He's not my dog, but I love him to pieces. He's up for adoption at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, and I hope the busy shoppers will stop to meet Albert -- or any of the dogs at today's mobile adoption event. ...
Home for the holidays: Socializing important for nursing home residents (12/06/10)
Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays, For no matter how far away you roam - When you long for the sunshine of a friendly gaze, For the holidays - you can't beat home, sweet home! Being home for the holidays takes on new meaning for residents in assisted care centers. ...
People on the move 12/6/10 (12/06/10)
Landmark Hospital of Cape Girardeau LLC has named Rodney Brown as chief executive officer. Brown previously served as Landmark's chief clinical officer. Brown has extensive experience both as a clinician and business manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for the overall operations of the hospital including but not limited to ensuring quality service, improving processes and managing costs. ...
Talking Shop with Toshihiko Hirao, BioKyowa CEO (12/06/10)
BioKyowa CEO Toshihiko Hirao, a native of Japan, is guiding his company's Nash Road plant in an effort to keep up with growing demands for products made here in markets abroad. The company opened in 1982, producing chicken food additives. In the past 10 years, however, the company has converted most of its operations to producing human-grade amino acids. ...
City Centre's design to incorporate French flair (12/06/10)
When patrons walk into City Centre they may feel like they've stumbled upon a quaint little European downtown. Using reclaimed brick pavestones, slate and marble storefronts and French-inspired iron gates, the former Rust and Martin building, 2502 Tanner Drive in Cape Girardeau, is being transformed into a new multibusiness development called City Centre...
Lillian Weber (12/06/10)
Lillian R. Weber, 83, of Jackson died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 at the Monticello House in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jacskon.
Fred B. Goodwin (12/06/10)
Fred B. Goodwin, 80, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
George Kappler (12/06/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- George Anthony Kappler, 64, of Sikeston died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. He was born Feb. 13, 1946, in San Diego to the late Albert and Isabelle Gosche Kappler. Kappler had worked at Malone & Hyde and Flemming Food Distribution Co. as a shipping clerk. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 3151, and was an avid bowler...
Harold D. Vinson (12/06/10)
Altenburg, Mo. -- Harold D. Vinson, 74, of Altenburg died Dec. 4, 2010, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday between and from 6:30 a.m. to time of service Wednesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville, Mo...
Charles Wilson (12/06/10)
Charles O. Wilson, 70, of Oak Ridge passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 27, 1940, in Oak Ridge, son of Thomas Edward and Ruby Stearns Wilson. Charles married Loretta Volz on Feb. 14, 1959, in Oak Ridge...
Jerry Watts (12/06/10)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Jerry Watts, 65, of Glenallen, formerly of Waterford, Wis., passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Oct. 13, 1945, to Eugene and Rose Mary Loiacano Wojciechowski in Milwaukee. Gerald was a Vietnam veteran with United States Marine Corp and he also served as police chief in Waterford for over 10 years. He was also a member of the local American Legion, Masonic Lodge and Eagles Club in Glenallen...
Nichole Dover (12/06/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Nichole Dover, 26, of Anna died at 10:25 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born Oct. 18, 1984, at New Smyrna Beach, Fla., the daughter of Dana and Amy Cunningham Dover. Nichole is survived by her two sons, Kyle and Bobby Dover of Anna; parents, Dana and Amy Dover of Anna; two sisters, Elizabeth Prout of Anna and Renee (Michael) Baity of Anna; maternal grandmother, Audrey Cunningham of Anna; paternal grandmother, Audrey Dover of Anna; nephew, Landon Boner; aunt, Diana (Ernest) Powell of Hampton Beach, N.H.; aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends.. ...
Cape Girardeau police report 12/6/10 (12/06/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Summons Assaults Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 12/6/10 (12/06/10)
Cape Girardeau firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Jackson fire/police report 12/6/10 (12/06/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 12/6/10 (12/06/10)
A fire, started by a child playing with a cigarette lighter, guts a house at 723 S. Ranney Ave., early in the morning; the 2-year-old boy sets a mattress on fire, which quickly spreads to other rooms; no one is injured in the blaze. Longtime businessman F.E. "Gene" Rhodes files as a candidate for Cape Girardeau mayor; also filing on the last day of the monthlong filing period are city council candidates Dennis Lorch and Michael Annis...
Give tracking a chance (12/06/10)
I support law enforcement in doing what needs to be done to effectively address the methamphetamine problem in our community. However, requiring the citizens of Cape Girardeau to go to the doctor to obtain a prescription for over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine is the wrong way to fight methamphetamine...
Cracking down on meth (12/06/10)
Tonight the Cape Girardeau City Council will vote on an ordinance to determine whether to require a prescription for the purchase of products containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. The Missouri General Assembly will consider a similar measure in the upcoming session. I encourage both the General Assembly and city council to pass such a law based on the following information...
Health care and taxes (12/06/10)
One of the top issues concerning voters this past election was the massive amount of debt the U.S. has accumulated and how we are going to repay it. To address this issue, President Obama appointed Democrat Erskine Bowles, a former chief of staff for President Clinton, and Alan Simpson, a former Republican senator from Wyoming, to lead a commission charged with finding ways to address this national crisis. ...
Attendance policies (12/06/10)
As a concerned parent, I ask the question, "Who has control over the truancy officer for our schools?" I ask this question because of the recent criminal charges filed against a parent whose child missed more than the allotted ten days. At first I agreed with this ruling. ...
Speak Out 12/6/10 (12/06/10)
REGARDLESS if it is city, county, state or federal government, each tend to cause more problems with their proposed solutions. A prescription for over-the-counter medication will cause multiple problems for good, law-abiding citizens with health problems...
Prayer 12/6/10 (12/06/10)
O Lord, thank you for giving us the peace that passes all understanding. Amen.
American Red Cross & Papa John's Pizza Fundraiser (12/06/10)
Tuesday, December 7th and December 13th your local Papa John's store in Cape Girardeau is donating 20% of their net sales to your local American Red Cross. Order from 11am to midnight either day or even both days and help support your American Red Cross. Order online at www.papajohns.com or call 573-334-9300 and mention American Red Cross. It is that easy to support your American Red Cross and let "Papa" doing the cooking!...
Making Tasteful Creations One Jar at a Time (12/06/10)
Kelly Creative Creations is once again making their seasonal gift jars. The high school students of Kelly Creative Creations get together daily to discuss ideas and make their products. The gift jars contain seasonal treat ingredients that include soups, cookies, and brownies...
Sen. Crowell Receives Award from MCCA (12/06/10)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) recognized Sen. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, for his support of community colleges with a Distinguished Legislator Award on November 5. "Senator Crowell has a strong and genuine interest in ensuring that all students' educational needs are met. ...
HDSA Family Christmas Party (12/06/10)
On Saturday December 4, families from the Heartland Down Syndrome Association gathered for the group's 4th Annual Family Christmas Party. Over 40 members attended and were treated to a special visit from Santa, who distributed gifts to all of the children...
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