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Stories from Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Madrid woman dies after being thrown from vehicle (12/14/10)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- A New Madrid woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident Monday in New Madrid County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 11:05 p.m. on U.S. 61, two miles south of Matthews, southbound motorist Charles Nelson, 21, of New Madrid drove off the left side of the road, struck a culvert and overturned. Nelson's passenger, Tiffany Langley, 20, also of New Madrid, was ejected from the vehicle...
Authorities seeking suspect in Altenburg bank robbery (12/14/10)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- The Perry County Sheriff's Office is searching for 6-foot-tall male wearing a black mask said to have robbed People's Bank in Altenburg around 1 p.m. Scanner traffic indicates the man left the scene in a silver Ford Taurus with duct tape over the license plate...
Weight limit imposed on Cairo bridge (12/14/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The District 9 Office of the Illinois Department of Transportation has posted a weight limit on the bridge carrying U.S. 60 and 62 over the Mississippi River, south of Cairo. The weight restriction began Nov. 29. To ensure the safety of the traveling public, all vehicles are restricted to a maximum weight of 15 tons. Vehicles with a gross weight that exceeds 15 tons should seek alternate routes. Additional information about transporting farm equipment between Missouri and Illinois is available at: http://www.modot.org/southeast/projects/counties/documents/Route60_CairoBridge.pdf. ...
Tougher attendance policy working, Cape Girardeau school officials say (12/14/10)
His mother is facing jail time for the school days he's missed. Now Brandon Hager will sit the rest of the semester out, suspended from the Cape Girardeau Alternative Education Center. Susan Hager, 43, 1413 William St., is scheduled to make her initial court appearance at 1 p.m. Dec. 20 on charges of educational neglect, or violating the compulsory school attendance law. She faces up to 15 days in jail, a $300 fine and the possibility of probation of up to two years on the misdemeanor charge...
Cape Girardeau County officials say farewell to presiding commissioner (12/14/10)
Cape Girardeau County officials and employees gathered at a reception Monday to say farewell to retiring Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones. Commissioner Paul Koeper, who joined the commission two years ago, said Jones has been a great resource. "Gerald is my mentor....
Judge grants bond reduction in Cape Girardeau shooting case (12/14/10)
The father of a Bellwood, Ill., man charged in the June murder of Matthew "Woody" Ervin in Cape Girardeau testified Monday before Circuit Court Judge Benjamin F. Lewis that if the $2 million bond were substantially lowered he'd post the money and monitor his son's activity...
Penzel Construction marks 100 years of business (12/14/10)
For four generations and 100 years, Penzel Construction Co. of Jackson has been building up Southeast Missouri. The company has invited about 350 of its past and present clients, retired and current employees and subcontractors to celebrate tonight during an anniversary banquet at The Venue...
River Campus 'Spamalot' performance held up by more than just weather (12/14/10)
Weather wasn't the only thing holding up the cast of "Spamalot" on their way to Cape Girardeau Sunday. The bus was a few hundred yards behind an accident on Interstate 57 that held up traffic for several hours. The touring show was in Milwaukee Saturday and had a performance scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ...
Bond gives farewell speech today (12/14/10)
After almost a quarter-century in Washington, this week marks the last few days of Sen. Kit Bond's career of public service to Missouri. Bond is scheduled to deliver his farewell speech at 10:30 a.m. today on the Senate floor. Bond has said he intends to join a law firm and continue working to bring jobs to Missouri when his term expires. He will be replaced by Roy Blunt in January...
Officials praise Jackson police at meeting for reaccreditation assessors (12/14/10)
Before two assessors representing the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, five Jackson community leaders spoke favorably of the city's police force Monday. The public information session was held at Jackson City Hall as part of the Jackson Police Department's first reaccreditation process. The assessors, law enforcement personnel from departments in Georgia and Illinois, were set to complete their review Tuesday...
More people visiting Osage Centre after renovations (12/14/10)
Renovations to the Osage Centre have been completed and city officials plan to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at 11 a.m. The work was completed this month, according to a news release issued by the city. The Osage Centre is a 13-year-old facility and is one of Cape Girardeau's most utilized facilities for meetings and special events as well as recreational play and fitness, the release said...
$15,000 in memorial gifts for Lage go to university foundation (12/14/10)
The Lage Charitable Gift Fund has received $15,000 in memorial gifts in memory of the late Wally Lage, according to the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Gifts to the fund will help support scholarships at Southeast Missouri State University and a new Pediatric Rooftop Garden at Saint Francis Medical Center, where Lage served on the board of directors...
Tools stolen from Cape Girardeau firefighters while on house fire call (12/14/10)
Cape Girardeau police are investigating a theft that occurred Monday at a house fire.
Cape Girardeau County employees to get 2.5 percent cost-of-living increase in preliminary budget (12/14/10)
Cape Girardeau County Commissioners voted 2 to 1 to approve the preliminary 2011 county budget Monday. Commissioner Jay Purcell was the dissenting vote, but declined to explain his opposition. The budget included a 2.5 percent cost-of-living increase for county employees...
End of year brings increase in farm equipment sales (12/14/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- As the year winds down, a lot of farmers are in the market for a new set of wheels -- to be used on the farm. The University of Missouri Extension recently reported that, with corn and soybean prices more than 60 percent higher than in June, many farmers in Missouri and around the country are now investing in much-needed upgrades and machinery...
Ameren replaces Cape transformer (12/14/10)
Thirteen homes in south Cape Girardeau went without power for a few hours Monday as Ameren Missouri replaced a transformer. A crew was dispatched about 1 p.m. to the 1200 block of South Sprigg Street to replace a transformer off Hickory Street, said Ameren superintendant Russell Burger. ...
Three Rivers Community College to mark founding with Tuesday ceremony (12/14/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three Rivers Community College trustees approved a campus master plan last month that includes new brick and mortar projects they hope become a reality with external funding. But on Tuesday, the college and city will mark TRCC's history of expansion from its start in one building...
Man charged with murder after Charleston shooting (12/14/10)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A Charleston man is in jail for his involvement in the Sunday shooting murder of a woman. Maurice Davis, 26, of Charleston faces charges of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and kidnapping, according to a news release from Charleston Department of Public Safety. He was being held without bond in the Mississippi County Detention Center...
Security camera snaps naked man in Miss. cemetery (12/14/10)
PICAYUNE, Miss. -- A man caught naked in a south Mississippi church cemetery says he was trying to take photographs of spirits. Robert Hurst tells The Picayune Item newspaper that he shed his clothes because he believes skin is the best canvas to show spirits' orbs of energy...
Big legal setback for health care overhaul (12/14/10)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul hit its first major legal roadblock Monday, thrown into doubt by a federal judge's declaration that the heart of the sweeping legislation is unconstitutional. The decision handed Republican foes ammunition for their repeal effort next year as the law heads for almost certain eventual judgment by the U.S. Supreme Court...
Source: U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies (12/14/10)
WASHINGTON -- Richard Holbrooke, a U.S. diplomat who wrote part of the Pentagon Papers, was the architect of the 1995 Bosnia peace plan and served as President Barack Obama's special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, died Monday, an administration official said. He was 69...
Obama-Republican tax bill easily clears Senate hurdle (12/14/10)
WASHINGTON -- Far-reaching legislation to avert a Jan. 1 income tax increase for millions won overwhelming support in a Senate test vote Monday, propelled by an uneasy and unusual alliance between the White House and lawmakers in both parties. President Barack Obama said even before it was announced that the 83-15 vote proved "that both parties can in fact work together to grow our economy and look out for the American people."...
Airbus forecasts faster recovery for industry (12/14/10)
COLOMIERS, France -- The international aircraft industry will recover faster than expected, European manufacturer Airbus said Monday, predicting a need for about $3.2 trillion in new passenger and freighter planes globally over the next 20 years...
With foreclosures, fewer homeowners underwater in the third quarter of year (12/14/10)
NEW YORK -- The number of homeowners who owe more than their houses are worth fell for the third straight quarter this summer. About 10.8 million households, or 22.5 percent of all mortgaged homes, were underwater in the July-September quarter, housing data firm CoreLogic said Monday. That's down from 23 percent, or 11 million households, in the second quarter...
Winter storm traps drivers in Indiana, moves east (12/14/10)
LAPORTE, Ind. -- Kate Ergang wasn't worried when two jackknifed tractor-trailers trapped her and a friend on an Indiana highway in a blizzard. They had eaten dinner already and had blankets and pillows in the car. They talked, listened to their iPods and dozed off...
Walgreen, McDonald's say e-mail databases breached (12/14/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Walgreen Co., McDonald's and Twitter reported unrelated security breaches Monday. Walgreen said hackers who gained access to a list of customer e-mail addresses may have sent spam directing customers to enter personal data into outside websites...
Iran's president fires foreign minister (12/14/10)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's president abruptly fired his foreign minister Monday and named the nuclear chief as acting top diplomat, the latest sign of a rift at the top levels of the Islamic theocracy as the country faces intense pressure from the West over its nuclear program...
No decisive victory in Afghan war one year into American troop surge (12/14/10)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- One year after President Barack Obama ordered a troop buildup to halt the Taliban's momentum, the war in Afghanistan has not broken decisively in favor of U.S.-led forces -- at least not yet. While NATO forces have routed insurgents from their strongholds in southern Afghanistan, the Taliban's strongest region, the militants have opened new fronts in the north and west and have stepped up attacks in the east...
17 missing after S. Korean boat sinks in frigid waters (12/14/10)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- New Zealand on Tuesday called off the search for 17 fishermen missing for more than 30 hours in icy Antarctic waters after their South Korean fishing boat sank. New Zealand's rescue coordination center said 20 survivors and five dead crewmen had been recovered from the water after the No. 1 Insung went down Monday some 1,400 miles south of New Zealand, about halfway to Antarctica...
School hostage crisis in France resolved (12/14/10)
PARIS -- Masked French gendarmes detained a 17-year-old armed with two knives who took a class full of preschoolers hostage Monday, releasing all the children safely after hours of tense negotiations that drew nationwide attention. "The hostage-taking is over," an aide to the mayor of the eastern French city of Besancon, Jean-Marc Magda, said in a telephone interview...
Mideast peace push starts again (12/14/10)
Talks began in September but stalled soon after
Norman will coach Central football team (12/14/10)
In a move that surprised few, Nathan Norman was named the new Central football coach Monday. Norman replaces Rich Payne, who stepped down Thursday.
Meadow Heights girls throw 24-0 run at St. Vincent (12/14/10)
Meadow Heights turned a tight game into a 67-31 rout of St. Vincent in a matter of minutes
High school roundup: Saxony Lutheran overtakes Delta girls in second half (12/14/10)
All the scores from Monday that reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Inmate seeking kosher meals cites Festivus belief (12/14/10)
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- An inmate in California who disliked salami was able to receive kosher meals after his attorney cited the "Seinfeld" holiday Festivus as his religious belief. The Orange County Register reported Monday that 38-year-old convicted drug dealer Malcolm Alarmo King asked for kosher meals at the Theo Lacy jail to maintain his physique...
Doctors testing warm, beating hearts in transplant (12/14/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Andrea Ybarra's donated heart was beating rhythmically by the time she awoke from the grogginess of her surgery. Lub-dub. Lub-dub. Lub-dub. In fact, it was warm and pumping even before doctors transplanted it. Ybarra belongs to a small group of people who have had a "beating heart" transplant, an experimental operation that's mostly been done in Europe. The donor heart is placed into a special box that feeds it blood and keeps it warm and ticking outside the body...
Giving the gift of flavor, not fat (12/14/10)
While it is true that fat leads to flavor, it's not the only way to get there. Creative spice blends and condiments can add plenty of wow-inducing but low-calorie flavor to low-fat foods. And since the holidays are upon us, why not make some of these to give as gifts? Plus, most of them are affordable and easy to make...
Thomas Turner (12/14/10)
Thomas Vern Turner, 78, of Farmington, Mo., passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in Farmington. He was born March 22, 1932, at Millersville, son of Elva Ernest and Maude Josie Gallup Turner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Joyce Sander...
Roby Brown (12/14/10)
Roby J. Brown, 72, of Benton, Ky., formerly of Jackson, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, Ky. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Keith Allred and Max Anderson officiating. Burial will be in New Sand Hill Cemetery...
Janet Bradfield (12/14/10)
Janet Bradfield, 65, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in the comfort of her home. She was born Dec. 6, 1945, in Owensboro, Ky., to Walter and Harriett Ellis Karney. She and Harold Bradfield were married in June 1964 in Shawneetown, Ill. They lived in many states and various towns before settling down in Cape Girardeau...
James Newbolds (12/14/10)
THEBES, Ill. -- James C. "Pete" Newbolds, 69, of Thebes passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Pete was born Dec. 19, 1940, in Marion, Ill., son of the late Howard and Mary Hammel Newbolds. He was a retired maintenance employee at Egyptian High School in Tamms, Ill., and Alexander County Highway Department...
Phyllis LeGrand (12/14/10)
Phyllis A. LeGrand, 60, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 25, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, to Dewey E. and Helen G. Propst Statler. She and Vernon C. LeGrand were married Sept. 22, 1973. He passed away March 16, 2008...
Terry Abernathy (12/14/10)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Terry Abernathy, 63, of Glenallen passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 5, 1947, in Henrietta, N.C., son of Willard and Alma Jean Beheler. Abernathy was an instrumentation and control operator for American Electric Power Systems, a member of NRA, Gold Prospecting of America, CBN Television Network, and a member of Old Trace Creek Baptist Church...
Cloyd Neads (12/14/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Cloyd Lynn Neads, 60, of Advance passed away Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 6, 1950, in Claysville, Pa., son of the late Cloyd K. and Elizabeth Polen Neads. Cloyd was a safety director at Ohio Pacific Express in Benton, Mo. He had been in the trucking industry 37 years and was a former owner and operator. He was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Births 12/14/10 (12/14/10)
Daughter to Michael and Brooke Lipe of Highland, Ill., St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis, 8:17 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2010. Name, Abigail Jane. Weight, 6 pounds, 13 ounces. First child. Grandparents are Cotton and Terri Williams of Bismarck, Mo., and Mike and Marcie Lipe of Olive Branch, Ill...
Cape Girardeau fire report 12/14/10 (12/14/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 12/14/10 (12/14/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Arrests Assaults Thefts Burglary Property damage Miscellaneous...
Jackson police/fire report 12/14/10 (12/14/10)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Theft Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 12/14/10 (12/14/10)
More than 3,000 parents and friends pack a steamy Houck Field House to watch 522 graduates receive their diplomas from Southeast Missouri State University; commencement speaker is Thomas C. Wood, a 1965 Southeast graduate and publisher of the St. Louis Business Journal...
Season of giving (12/14/10)
United Way-funded organizations benefit countless individuals in Southeast Missouri. However, the organization's impact is only as strong as its donors support. While "hopeful and optimistic," United Way of Southeast Missouri leaders recently announced they are anticipating a decline in contributions from area employees, as much as $125,000 from workplace campaigns. Pledges that have come in currently total 70 percent of the organization's 2010 campaign goal of $1.19 million...
Beautiful Christmas concert (12/14/10)
I went to Central High School's Christmas Concert held last Tuesday night. It was a beautiful concert. What touched my heart is the fact that this was a true Christmas concert. This was not a holiday concert or a winter concert -- it was a Christmas concert, in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It was so refreshing and beautiful to be able to enjoy true Christmas music in the celebration of Christ...
Emerson's support appreciated (12/14/10)
On behalf of more than 100 retired generals and admirals who are members of the national not-for-profit Mission: Readiness, I want to thank Rep. Jo Ann Emerson for supporting the bipartisan child nutrition legislation that won congressional approval earlier this month...
Prayer 12/14/10 (12/14/10)
O Lord, bless our family, friends and country this day. Amen.
Cape Central academic teams continue winning ways (12/14/10)
The Cape Central High School Speech and Debate Team brought home several trophies Thursday, Dec. 9, from the Scott City Invitational. Kelsey Martin, pictured kneeling with sister Kaylen Martin, placed first in Storytelling. The team of Lizzie Nussbaum and Claire Herbst, standing at far left, finished first in Public Forum Debate. ...
Clippard Elementary teachers "ring in" the holiday (12/14/10)
Clippard Elementary second grade teacher Amber Lieble and first grade teacher Beth Lieser are pictured above volunteering as bell ringers for the Salvation Army. The holiday season volunteer effort at Clippard was organized by first grade teacher Dawn Smith. Clippard staff and students are involved in several community holiday efforts, including the Humane Society, FISH, and Toybox...
Liebe Grüße aus dem verregneten München (Kind regards from Munich) (12/14/10)
Liebe Grüße aus dem verregneten München (Kind regards from Munich) Southeast Missouri is known for its German Lutheran settlements in Perry County. The Cape LFCS staff looked forward to the arrival of a student intern directly from Eichstätt, Germany, Jana Soltau. Hopefully, some of Perry County looks like home to her. She started with the agency in late August, 2010 and will remain through February, 2011. Her story follows, in her own words:...
McDonald's RMHC Donates to Orchard Drive (12/14/10)
Orchard Elementary in Jackson has received $4800 from Ronald McDonald House Charities to purchase laptops for their third grade computer lab. The teachers will use the computers in the classrooms to help students learn and retrain information in reading, spelling, and math...
Christmas Celebration (12/14/10)
I am a member of the Jackson City Park Board and we are planning a special event. It is called "A Joyful Noise" this event will be held Dec. 23 at 6:00pm at the area off of Parkview Dr. by Rotary Lake. Dr. Dwight Johnson and Tom Anderson are in charge of the event. ...
Commerce Bank donates to the American Red Cross (12/14/10)
The American Red Cross Southeast Missouri Chapter received a $1,000 donation from Commerce Bank. With this donation Commerce Bank was recognized as a Hero for the American Red Cross, helping to ensure the Red Cross has the financial resources to help families and meet its commitments to the community...
SCOTT CITY SOLDIER HOME ON LEAVE (12/14/10)
SPC Adam Gibbs of Scott City was recently home on mid-tour leave. He is serving in the Army and is currently deployed to Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Gibbs is stationed in Ft. Campbell, KY with 426th Brigade Support Battalion. He is the son of Renae Schenimann Gibbs and Garry and Susie Gibbs, all of Scott City...
Red Barn (12/14/10)
Barn located off Hwy 25 by Bernie Mo
Mickey's favorite spot (12/14/10)
Mickey is nine months old. We adopted him from the Southeast Missouri Human Society. His favorite spot to lay is in the bathroom sink.
2011 Hall Of Fame Inductee ALICE COOPER @SMC (12/14/10)
Another photo of 2011 Hall Of Fame Inductee ALICE COOPER @SMC in Cape Girardeau. Alice was on the "raise Your Fist And Yell Tour". Guns N Roses was the opening band.
Don Dokken of Dokken at AC Brase Arena in Cape (12/14/10)
(Don Dokken of DOKKEN) One of several photos I took of Dokken at AC Brase Arena in Cape Girardeau Mo (1985). "Under Lock And Key Tour"
Playing Santa Is Exhausting! (12/14/10)
He loves playing Santa every year!
Austin L. Koenig completed Eagle Scout (12/14/10)
Austin L. Koenig, Jackson, earned the rank of Eagle Scout on December 6, 2010. He is a Senior at Jackson High School where he is active in band, Cross Country, and Track. He has been on the A Honor throughout High School. He is the son of Larry and Tammie Koenig...
Cape Area Family Resource Center Senior Ladies (12/14/10)
Senior Ladies Gives Back at the Lutheran Home! Mary Jackson Beulah Vann(top right)
Cape Area Family Resource Center (12/14/10)
Senoir Ladies Gives back to the Lutheran Home! Mary Jackson(center)
2011 Hall Of Fame Inductee ALICE COOPER @SMC (12/14/10)
Here is one of several photos I took of ALICE COOPER at the cape Girardeau Show Me Center. 2011 Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee ALICE COOPER live at SMC
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