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Stories from Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Illinois plan could ramp up gambling competition (12/07/10)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois, desperate for relief from its budget woes, is considering a massive casino expansion including one in Chicago that could leave neighboring states playing for smaller stakes and even squeeze out some competition from within...
Late night Cape Girardeau car lot fire determined to be electrical (12/07/10)
Cape Girardeau City Council wants closer look at smoking ban (12/07/10)
The Cape Girardeau City Council wants to take a closer look at a ballot measure that will likely ask voters in April to ban smoking in all public places, including bars, restaurants and casinos. The council briefly discussed the smoking ban proposal at its meeting Monday night but ignored the topic of what effect the ban would have on Isle of Capri's $125 million casino that will be built on North Main Street...
Cape Girardeau City Council passes prescription requirement for pseudoephedrine (12/07/10)
The Cape Girardeau City Council decided Monday that the side effects of keeping cold medications containing pseudoephedrine available behind the counter and without a prescription are too much of a risk for the community. The council voted 4-3 in favor of an ordinance requiring a prescription to buy pseudoephedrine, a component in methamphetamine manufacturing. ...
Sen. Crowell wants details how SEMO would pay back bonds (12/07/10)
State Sen. Jason Crowell wants Southeast Missouri State University to show him the money. In a letter to Southeast president Ken Dobbins, Crowell, a Cape Girardeau Republican, requests Dobbins provide "in detail, the revenue stream or source" that will be used to pay off $58.2 million in bonds for a campuswide maintenance and renovation plan. The university's board of regents is expected to finalize the borrowing plan at its meeting Wednesday afternoon...
Section of Cape Girardeau floodwall being replaced (12/07/10)
An 8-foot section of Cape Girardeau's downtown floodwall has been removed near the corner of Independence and Water streets as part of an $8 million project that promises to, when it's finished, shore up the city's aging flood protection system.
Orchestra performs works of Schubert, Beethoven and Mozart tonight (12/07/10)
Works from three of classical music's most famous composers will be performed tonight at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus during the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra's second concert of the season.
Jackson aldermen endorse new subdivisions rules in county (12/07/10)
Countywide street and infrastructure standards received more support Monday as the Jackson Board of Aldermen endorsed a resolution urging the Cape Girardeau County Commission to adopt the regulations. Last month the Cape Girardeau City Council endorsed the regulations presented by the Jackson-Cape Girardeau Subdivision Advisory Committee...
United Way 'hopeful and optimistic' but struggling to meet campaign goal (12/07/10)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri is anticipating a decline in contributions from area employees as it struggles to meet its $1.19 million campaign goal. Workplace campaigns are expected to decrease as much as $125,000 this year, said Executive Director Nancy Jernigan...
Cape Girardeau Ponderosa closes (12/07/10)
Cape Girardeau's Ponderosa Steakhouse closed its doors Sunday. A representative from owner Adco Partnership of Paducah, Ky., wouldn't comment on the restaurant's closing or say how many employees were affected. According to a worker who didn't want to be identified, the company told employees the restaurant was no longer profitable...
Tracy and Reynolds named to statewide board (12/07/10)
Incoming Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner Clint Tracy and Assessor Jerry Reynolds have been named as Cape Girardeau County's representatives on the Missouri Association of Counties board of directors. As a first-class county, the county is entitled to two positions on the board. One representative must be a commissioner and the second must be an elected official...
Vigil held for slain Mineral Area College student (12/07/10)
Several Mineral Area College students attended a candlelight vigil Sunday night in Bismarck, Mo., mourning the loss and celebrating the life of fellow student Ericka Wade. Wade, 20, and four others were killed last week in what police believe was a murder-suicide...
80-year-old to get SEMO degree (12/07/10)
An 80-year-old Missouri man is ready for graduate school after finishing his bachelor's degree. Charles Vandegriffe of O'Fallon completed his coursework online and will graduate this month with an undergraduate degree in general studies from Southeast Missouri State University...
Lawmakers review officials' budgets (12/07/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A special panel of Missouri House members examining the state budget has turned its attention to spending by elected officials. The state expects a budget shortfall of several hundred million dollars next year. Legislative leaders created the committee to perform a detailed study of spending before the House and Senate begin their annual session next month...
Televised hearing on gay marriage attracts audience (12/07/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The legal fight over California's gay marriage ban went before a federal appeals court Monday in a hearing that reached a nationwide TV audience anxious for a final decision on whether the measure violates the U.S. Constitution...
Schools, lawmakers cut back on sabbaticals to trim costs (12/07/10)
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Under pressure to cut costs, state universities and lawmakers across the nation are going after one of the oldest traditions in the academic world: the professor's sabbatical. Professors often use the paid breaks from teaching to write books, develop new courses or collaborate with colleagues around the world. ...
Obama, GOP reach deal to extend tax cuts (12/07/10)
WASHINGTON -- Brushing past Democratic opposition, President Barack Obama announced an agreement with Republicans Monday night to extend expiring tax cuts for all Americans, renew jobless benefits and grant a one-year reduction in Social Security taxes for millions...
Investor offers to finance Borders' Barnes & Noble bid (12/07/10)
NEW YORK -- Buying out Barnes & Noble would give its much smaller rival, Borders Group, a bigger and firmer stake in the digital world, but some analysts said combining the two largest companies in the shrinking realm of traditional book selling could hurt both -- perhaps irreparably...
Google launches e-book store with 3 million titles (12/07/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Inc. is making the leap from digital librarian to merchant in a challenge to Amazon.com Inc. and its Kindle electronic reader. The long-awaited Internet book store, which opened Monday in the U.S., draws upon a portion of the 15 million printed books that Google has scanned into its computers during the past six years...
Iran talks break with no signs of progress (12/07/10)
GENEVA -- Talks between Iran and six world powers recessed Monday with no sign that Tehran was ready to discuss U.N. Security Council calls to curb its nuclear activities that could be harnessed to make weapons, an official at the negotiations said...
Japan probe reaches Venus, will monitor volcanic activity and climate (12/07/10)
TOKYO -- A Japanese probe reached Venus today and prepared to enter orbit on a two-year mission that would mark a major milestone for Japan's space program and could shed light on the climate of Earth's mysterious neighbor. The probe, called Akatsuki, which means "dawn," would be the first Japan has ever placed in orbit around another planet and comes after the country recently brought a probe back from a sample-catching trip to an asteroid...
Lawyer: British police to question Assange (12/07/10)
LONDON -- Julian Assange's attorney was arranging to deliver the WikiLeaks founder to British police for questioning in a sex-crimes investigation of the man who has angered Washington by spilling thousands of government secrets on the Internet...
South Korea to make islands into fortresses (12/07/10)
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea's president is calling for five islands near the disputed sea border with North Korea to be turned into "military fortresses." President Lee Myung-bak today instructed his Cabinet to gradually push to strengthen fortifications on the islands and to create jobs so that local residents can continue to live there...
High school roundup: Central advances at SEMO Conference tourney (12/07/10)
All the area high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Jackson defeats Charleston at SEMO Conference tournament (12/07/10)
The Indians defeated Charleston 65-56 in a first-round game
Southeast's Tony Samuel bestowed elite coaching honor (12/07/10)
Samuel was named the American Football Coaches Association Region 3 coach of the year.
Redhawks go outside OVC, will host Western Michigan (12/07/10)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team will look to ride the momentum from its first Ohio Valley Conference win tonight. Western Michigan from the Mid-American Conference visits the Show Me Center for a 7 p.m. tipoff. The Redhawks improved to 3-5 overall and 1-1 in OVC play with Saturday's 51-46 home victory over Tennessee State...
Cyclones drop Redhawks to 0-9 (12/07/10)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team picked up another nice paycheck while suffering another loss. Southeast closed out the guarantee portion of its nonconference schedule Monday night as Iowa State rolled to an 85-58 victory in Ames, Iowa...
Rams dial up pressure in win No. 6 (12/07/10)
ST. LOUIS -- There was no need for rookie magic from Sam Bradford. Not the way the St. Louis Rams' defense was playing. The Rams lifted the pressure off the No. 1 pick's shoulders in Sunday's 19-6 victory at Arizona, shutting out the Cardinals the last three quarters. St. Louis had four sacks and two interceptions, constantly harassing a trio of quarterbacks in a performance that fit defensive-minded coach Steve Spagnuolo's vision...
Rams lose linebacker Diggs for season (12/07/10)
St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Na'il Diggs is out for the rest of the season because of a torn pectoral muscle. Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said Monday that Diggs would have surgery, probably this week, and that the anticipated recovery time is five months. The 32-year-old Diggs had five tackles in Sunday's 19-6 victory at Arizona, including one for a loss...
Named after television character: Former Smith now totally Awesome (12/07/10)
EUGENE, Ore. -- An Oregon man has had an Awesome name change. Douglas Allen Smith Jr. said he changed his name to Captain Awesome last month because he was inspired by the nickname of a character on the NBC television show "Chuck" -- Dr. Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb...
Manning up: Thousands of men grow mustaches for cancer effort (12/07/10)
CLEVELAND -- The scraggly patch of blond hair on Zak MacDonald's upper lip is a source of mockery among his co-workers in this testosterone-laden office, where the art of growing a mustache has become a full-blown competition. Scanning the cubicles, there are several handlebars and respectably bushy mustaches. ...
Missouri college challenges employees to lose weight (12/07/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Sure, they're more than halfway to their goal of collectively shedding 250 pounds, but the roughly 100 people participating in Stephens College's weight-loss challenge have gained so much more. "It's stopped being about weight," Stephens president Dianne Lynch said. "It's about what this has done for our community. People are so excited about this. They're engaging with one another in ways they never have before."...
Terry Mattingly (12/07/10)
ORAN, Mo. -- Terry Joseph Mattingly, 63, of Oran died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Parkland Health Center in Farmington, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Peyton Shrum (12/07/10)
Peyton Shrum, 89, formerly of Cape Girardeau and Jackson, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Dr. Fred Goodwin (12/07/10)
Dr. Fred B. Goodwin, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Sept. 9, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, to Van and Dorothy Pott Goodwin. He and Virginia Keisker were married Aug. 4, 1951, in Jackson. Fred was a talented and versatile man. ...
Charles Wilson (12/07/10)
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. He married Loretta Volz Feb. 14, 1959, in Oak Ridge...
Sarah Culbertson (12/07/10)
Sarah Leeanne Culbertson, 30, of Birmingham, Ala., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at her home. She was born July 7, 1980, daughter of Jerry and Kathy Culbertson. Sarah was a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School and a 2002 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University...
Joseph Seabaugh (12/07/10)
Joseph A. "Joe" Seabaugh, 90, of Jackson passed away Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 18, 1920, at Daisy, son of Benjamin F. and Minnie A. Cobble Seabaugh. He and Imogene Gallup were married Aug. 12, 1951, in St. Albans, N.Y...
Russell Rushing (12/07/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Russell Gene Rushing, 71, of Chaffee died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 18, 1939, in Chaffee, son of William Elmer and Elsie R. Bell Rushing. He and Judy Ann Keller were married Jan. 6, 1961...
Births 12/7/10 (12/07/10)
Daughter to Keith Edgar Abernathy and Christy Lynnette Smith of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 5:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010. Name, Harley Lynnette Senciboy. Weight, 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Third child, second daughter. Ms. Smith is the former Christy Senciboy, daughter of Thomas Senciboy of Oran, Mo., and Virginia Magee of Sikeston, Mo. Smith and Abernathy are self-employed. He is the son of Edgar Abernathy and Linda Abernathy of Cape Girardeau...
Cape Girardeau fire report 12/7/10 (12/07/10)
Cape Girardeau police report 12/7/10 (12/07/10)
Arrests...
Out of the past 12/7/10 (12/07/10)
Ray Porter, who is associated with the International Match Co. of St. Louis, is the speaker at a luncheon of the Christian Business Men's Committee. The Cape County Industrial Development Authority has given preliminary approval to the issuance of $7 million in industrial revenue bonds for expansion and refinancing of the Chateau Girardeau retirement facility at Independence Street and Mount Auburn Road...
Pearl Harbor's global impact (12/07/10)
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, followed by declarations of war against the United States by Nazi Germany and fascist Italy on Dec. 11, transformed the course of World War II, but not as the Axis expected. The Japanese hoped to cripple the U.S. ...
Pearl Harbor Day (12/07/10)
Many presidents have given speeches that have etched a memory in our hearts and minds forever. The fall of the Berlin Wall is often remembered with President Ronald Reagan's famous line, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Days after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, President George W. ...
Personhood Amendment (12/07/10)
Saturday, Jan. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. a pro-life rally will be held at the State Capitol Building in Jefferson City. Afterward, a petition drive for the "Personhood Amendment" will begin. This is a grassroots ballot initiative to stop abortion in Missouri through an amendment to the State Constitution declaring "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" as outlined in the U.S. Constitution. Approximately 33 other states are working on the "Personhood Amendment."...
Speak Out 12/7/10 (12/07/10)
THANK you to the Jackson Manor for such a good Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 21. The food was excellent and the residents enjoyed themselves. Also, the entertainment was very nice. Thanks. I love the New York Times Book Review characterization of Alan Greenspan as "the fallen maestro of the Federal Reserve, whose see-no-evil-free-market ideology made a virtue of unchecked financial recklessness."...
Prayer 12/7/10 (12/07/10)
O God, thank you for those who bravely served at Pearl Harbor and in World War II. Amen.
McDonalds Donates to the Jackson Police Toy Drive (12/07/10)
McDonalds of Jackson teamed up with the Jackson Police Department to sponsor a McToy Drive Night on Tuesday, November 23. McDonalds donated 25% of all sales from 4-8pm to the Jackson Police Department for thier Annual Toy Drive. Proceeds will be used for the Toy Drive, The Safe House for Women, The Marines Toys for Tots, and the Elk's of Jackson food drive. ...
Two Cape students on Missouri All-State Choir (12/07/10)
Christopher Marsyla, right, a senior at Cape Central High School, was recently selected as one of 4 basses to the Missouri All-State Choir. His identical twin, Taylor, left, was selected as first alternate bass. "We are proud of this singular achievement," said Principal Dr. ...
Red Sumac (12/07/10)
Stunning fall decoration of Ozark Forest.
Five generations (12/07/10)
Five generations gathered at the home of JoAnn Hunter. They are from left, Maureen Sadler, JoAnn's mother; JoAnn Hunter; Cyndi Garcia, JoAnn's daughter; 15-month-old Audrina Roach, daughter of Casey Garcia; and Casey Garcia, daughter of Cyndi Garcia...
Lemons Coin Machines, Inc. (12/07/10)
This is a picture of the parade float made by Lemons Coin Machines, Inc for the 2010 Parade of Lights.
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