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Stories from Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cape La Croix Trail extension will improve connections, officials say (12/28/10)
Suggest to Brock Davis that Cape La Croix Trail is well-used and he'll chuckle. "Well used? That's not even close," said Davis, Cape Girardeau's parks division manager. "You will see people on that trail every single day, whether it's raining, snowing or whatever. In nice weather, there are thousands of people that use it on a weekend."...
Judge denies New Life's appeal for Cape Girardeau federal building as homeless shelter (12/28/10)
A court decision earlier this month has ended New Life Evangelistic Center's latest attempt to convert the former federal courthouse on Broadway into a homeless shelter.
Cape Girardeau-based telecom still waiting on $24 million for broadband project (12/28/10)
Five months after Big River Telephone President Kevin Cantwell learned his company would receive $24 million in federal stimulus funds to construct a broadband network in Southeast Missouri, shovels still haven't touched the dirt. There is still more paperwork to be processed before the federal government will release the money Big River needs to begin work on its new seven-county wireless broadband network, said Cantwell...
One dead, one in critical condition following Cape Girardeau County shootings (12/28/10)
Repeated 911 hang-up calls from a home on Old Route V alerted Cape Girardeau County authorities early Monday to what they suspect is an accidental shooting followed by a suicide.
Route N in Scott County closed for pipe replacement (12/28/10)
Route N in Scott County will be closed today from one-half mile south of Route E to two miles south of County Road 344 while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 3:30 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 1-888-275-6636...
The County Line: Cape Girardeau County sheriff's duties go beyond enforcing law (12/28/10)
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Jordan said his office has three primary roles: keeper of the peace, keeper of the courts and keeper of the jail. Keeping the peace means his office provides general law enforcement services for out-county residents...
Southeast Missouri woman dies in weekend accident (12/28/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Wappapello, Mo., woman was killed after her vehicle struck a tree Sunday in Butler County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 9:30 p.m. Catherine A. Binger, 49, was traveling southbound on Route W, 13 miles north of Poplar Bluff, when her vehicle ran off the road before striking the tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:51 p.m. by Stoddard County Coroner Jim Akers...
Sikeston man shot in back Sunday (12/28/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston police are investigating an early Sunday shooting that left one man injured. According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety incident reports, an anonymous call came in at 2:17 a.m. Sunday with the caller stating a series of gun shots were heard on the northeast corner of a vacant lot at Luther and Osage streets...
Mo. House candidate disputes narrow loss (12/28/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A candidate who narrowly lost a Democratic primary for a Missouri House seat plans to formally contest the election with the chamber by raising allegations of voter fraud, his campaign manager said Monday. Will Royster, of Kansas City, lost the August primary for the 40th District by a single vote to John Rizzo, who then won the general election against a Libertarian candidate. An appeals court upheld Rizzo's victory...
University of Missouri to drop 16 degree offerings (12/28/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- University of Missouri officials said they have lopped off 16 degree options following a state-mandated review of academic programs with low numbers of graduates. Most of the dropped programs have been merged with other programs, Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton said in a letter last week to higher education commissioner David Russell, although a few have been cut altogether...
Drury University says it will expand shared bike program (12/28/10)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A university in southwest Missouri said a program that provides free bikes to students has been so successful that it plans to offer more bikes next semester. Matt Miller, director of campus wellness for Drury University in Springfield, said all but two of the 40 bikes distributed to students at the start of the fall semester were returned. He said one bike was stolen and that it was unclear what happened to the other...
Baby boomers looking at personal retirement funds crisis (12/28/10)
CHICAGO -- Through a combination of procrastination and bad timing, many baby boomers are facing a personal finance disaster just as they're hoping to retire. Starting in January, more than 10,000 baby boomers a day will turn 65, a pattern that will continue for the next 19 years...
Winter storm could strand passengers for days (12/28/10)
An East Coast blizzard that has forced nearly 7,000 flight cancellations will leave many travelers stranded through the end of the week. Runways reopened Monday evening at several major airports in the Northeast. But canceled flights into and out of Philadelphia, New York and Boston left hundreds of thousands of people scrambling for a way home. The storm and its aftermath could end up costing the airlines $100 million, one analyst predicted...
Publisher confirms Assange book deal (12/28/10)
LONDON -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he's being forced into penning an autobiography to keep his organization from going under. New York publishing house Alfred A. Knopf confirmed Monday that it had struck a deal with the 39-year-old Australian to bring out his autobiography. A publication date is yet to be determined. Assange, speaking to The Sunday Times, said the deal would bring in more than $1 million, with $800,000 from Knopf and another $500,000 from U.K. publisher Canongate...
Twin suicide blasts in western Iraq kill 9 (12/28/10)
BAGHDAD -- Two suicide bombers blew themselves up Monday front of a government office in Iraq's western Anbar province, killing nine people, security officials said. Many of the people killed and injured in Monday's violence were family members of police and soldiers who died Dec. ...
Iran to let families visit German captives (12/28/10)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran said Monday it will allow relatives to visit two German journalists detained while covering the case of an Iranian woman whose sentence to death by stoning for adultery has caused an international outcry. Earlier Monday, the German Foreign Ministry summoned the Iranian ambassador to complain that the two were not able to meet with relatives over Christmas, despite earlier promises...
Christmas tournament: Advance fends off Oak Ridge (12/28/10)
Advance started Monday night's game against Oak Ridge playing half-court defense. Hornets coach Andrew Halford credited a second-quarter switch to full-court pressure as helping turn the tide in his team's favor. The eighth-seeded Hornets took control during the second period and held off the ninth-seeded Blue Jays 58-50 in the opening round of the 66th annual Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament...
High school roundup: Saxony Lutheran boys upset host Bloomfield (12/28/10)
All the scores from Monday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Christmas tournament: Charleston swarms Meadow Heights (12/28/10)
The opening two possessions told the story -- a Charleston 3-pointer and a Meadow Heights turnover lead to an easy Bluejays basket. Charleston's pressure wore down the Panthers, and the Bluejays used big spurts to dominate en route to a 90-50 opening-round victory Monday at the Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament...
Christmas tournament: Scott County Central cruises past Woodland (12/28/10)
It's difficult to get excited for a 9 a.m. start against a tournament's lowest seed after playing one of the nation's best teams. The Scott County Central boys basketball team found itself in that position Monday with the start of the 66th annual Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament...
Christmas tournament: Oran wears down Delta (12/28/10)
It took a while in Monday's rematch, but Oran ultimately posted a similar result to the first time it played Delta this season. The sixth-seeded Eagles broke open a tight game late in the first half and rolled to a 62-31 win over the 11th-seeded Bobcats in the opening round of the 66th annual Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament...
Christmas tournament: Leopold smothers Chaffee (12/28/10)
Leopold's defense hounded Chaffee for 32 minutes. Lance Seiler took care of the offensive end for the Wildcats. The seventh-seeded Wildcats put on an impressive defensive display, pulling away from the 10th-seeded Red Devils late for a 59-36 win. "We did a good job of getting out and stopping penetration a lot of times," Leopold coach Shawn Kinder said. "Right now we're holding teams to under 50 points, so we're doing a good job of stopping penetration."...
Iowa, Missouri eager for positive ending to football seasons (12/28/10)
TEMPE, Ariz. -- A neighborly rematch 100 years in the making will take place half a country away in the desert. Iowa and Missouri are playing in the Insight Bowl at Arizona State's Sun Devil Stadium today, bringing together two former rivals that haven't played each other since 1910 despite being less than 250 miles apart...
Missouri wallops Northern Illinois 97-61 in men's basketball (12/28/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson took over a down program and started recruiting players based on trust that he would turn things around when he arrived at Missouri five years ago. That's exactly what he's done 100 wins later. Marcus Denmon scored 24 points and Matt Pressey added a career-high 18 to help Anderson became the fastest coach to reach 100 wins in school history with Monday night 97-61 blow out of Northern Illinois...
Got a cold? Study says echinacea won't help much (12/28/10)
NEW YORK -- Got the sniffles? The largest study of the popular herbal remedy echinacea finds it won't help you get better any sooner. The study of more than 700 adults and children suggests the tiniest possible benefit -- about a half-day shaved off a weeklong cold and slightly milder symptoms. But that could have occurred by chance...
Report: U.S. teen birth rate reaches all-time low (12/28/10)
ATLANTA -- The U.S. teen birth rate in 2009 fell to its lowest point in almost 70 years of record-keeping -- a decline that stunned experts who believe it's partly due to the recession. The birth rate for teenagers fell to 39 births per 1,000 girls, ages 15 through 19, according to a government report released last week. It was a 6 percent decline from the previous year, and the lowest since health officials started tracking the rate in 1940...
Bobby Rollet (12/28/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Bobby G. Rollet, 64, of Perryville died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 a.m. to service time Thursday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Don Estes officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery...
Dixie Hammett (12/28/10)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Dixie Lee Hammett, 67, of Hampton, Va., formerly of Olmsted, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. A service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Masonic Cemetery in Olmsted. There is no visitation. Barkett Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill., is in charge of local arrangements...
Joyce Harris (12/28/10)
Joyce Kay Harris, 57, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Graveside service will be at a later date at Chaffee City Cemetery in Chaffee, Mo.
Frank Petty (12/28/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Frank Lyle Petty, 81, of Anna died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Union County Hospital. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Clifford Heil officiating. Interment will be in Anna Cemetery, with military honors by Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 of Anna and the Illinois National Guard Honor Team in Marion...
Raymond Roth (12/28/10)
Raymond T. Roth, 94, of Cape Girardeau passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at Life Care Center. Mr. Roth, a longtime Illmo businessman, was born Oct. 9, 1916, in Illmo, son of Martin Frederick and Elsie E. Lueddecke Roth. He graduated from Illmo High School in 1934 and was the oldest surviving graduate. He attended Southeast Missouri State Teachers College...
Pauline Young (12/28/10)
Pauline Young, 83, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Jackson Manor. She was born Aug. 16, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, fifth child and second daughter of Frederick R. and Ruth Smith Schumacher. She and the love of her life, Russell "Sunny" Young, eloped to Mississippi County, Ark., July 21, 1944...
Ronald Rehm (12/28/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ronald Keith Rehm, 71, of Advance passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at Advance Nursing Center. He was born June 26, 1939, in Advance, son of George Henry and Bessie Ann Frailey Rehm. Survivors include two sons, Ronald Chad Rehm of Advance, Keith Rehm of Springfield, Mo.; a daughter, Andrea Dawn Rehm of Jackson; a granddaughter, Angela Dawn Rehm of St. Joseph, Mo.; a sister, Marjorie Jacobs of Bell Mead, N.J.; other family and friends...
Robert Kunkel (12/28/10)
Robert F. Kunkel, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born May 23, 1921, in Burksville, Ill., son of Joseph F. and Rose Kelley Kunkel. Kunkel was a member of New Athens Knights of Columbus Council 3789 and VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau...
Stoy Coy (12/28/10)
Stoy G. "Coy" Coy, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at the Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Oct. 23, 1920, in Shepherdsville, Ky., to Clarence and Pearl Beasley Coy. He and Grace Sailer were married May 21, 1944, in St. Louis. Coy served with the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific and later during the Korean conflict...
Tommy Cobb (12/28/10)
Thomas R. "Tommy" Cobb, 35, of Cape Girardeau passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at his home. He was born March 27, 1975, in Daleville, Ala., son of Jay Cobb and Leola Rhodes Cobb King. Tommy attended Central High School and was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church. He loved music and had the ability to pick up any instrument and learn to play it. He also played guitar in a former local band in Cape Girardeau and enjoyed fishing...
Births 12/28/10 (12/28/10)
Son to Gary D. and Kendra K. Files of Charleston, Mo., Southeast Hospital, 6:27 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Name, Colton DeLane. Weight, 9 pounds, 3 ounces. First child. Mrs. Files is the former Kendra Seabaugh, daughter of Dennis and Linda Seabaugh of Gordonville. She is a stylist at The Cutting Edge in Sikeston, Mo. Files is the son of Nellie Files of Sikeston. He is an officer at Southeast Correctional Center...
Cape Girardeau police report 12/28/10 (12/28/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summonses Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Jackson police/fire report 12/28/10 (12/28/10)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Summonses Theft...
Out of the past 12/28/10 (12/28/10)
Seven cars of a 90-car train on the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks are derailed in the afternoon just off Aquamsi Street, south of William Street; the southbound train is transporting empty coal cars onto the "coal siding" along the Mississippi River when the accident occurs...
Central football (12/28/10)
2010 was a turnaround year for Cape Girardeau Central High School's football team. Central went 10-2 this season, with its only losses against Sikeston. The team also won its first playoff game since 2002 -- an incredible feat since going 0-10 last season and 1-9 in the year before...
A better and healthier Cape (12/28/10)
Dear Editor:I support having a smoke-free law in Cape Girardeau because I am concerned for fairness in the way we deal with each other. We can't just ignore information we have from the U.S. Surgeon General stating clearly that secondhand smoke is a serious health problem: "Low levels of exposure, including exposures to secondhand tobacco smoke, lead to a rapid and sharp increase in endothelial dysfunction and inflammation, which are implicated in acute cardiovascular events and thrombosis." (Report of the Surgeon General, Dec. ...
Speak Out 12/28/10 (12/28/10)
MY pet peeve at restaurants are people blowing their nose, picking their nose, children rubbing their noses all over their hands and arms and sleeves, grown men standing there at the counter or smorgasbord or wherever scratching certain parts of their anatomy. It's gross. People standing there scratching their heads, their hair falling in the food. I lose my appetite. When are people going to learn manners?...
Prayer 12/28/10 (12/28/10)
O God, may our heart be pure so that we may glorify you. Amen.
Boot-Heel Harley-Davidson Gives To Fallen Soldiers (12/28/10)
Press Release January 1st 2011 The new Boot-Heel Harley-Davidson dealership located at 2100 E. Outer Road in Scott City, MO starts the new year off roaring to life on all cylinders. They are giving back to the community's fallen soldiers with the help of the Patriot Guard Riding Club with the Polar Bear Motorcycle Ride January 1st at 1:00 pm...
Polar Bear Cooling Off (12/28/10)
During a hot spell, this polar bear at the StL zoo knew how to cool off.
Skeleton Donation (12/28/10)
When the SoutheastHEALTH College of Nursing & Health Sciences acquired a new skeleton for instructional purposes, the old skeleton was donated to the science classes at Delta R-V High School. Representatives of SoutheastHEALTH recently presented the skeleton and shared information about their healthcare careers with students. ...
Thanking Veterans (12/28/10)
Third grade classes at Blanchard Elementary School in Cape Girardeau wrote thank-you notes to Southeast Hospice volunteers who also are veterans. The cards were handed out at the Hospice Volunteer Appreciation Banquet held at Southeast Hospital in November. Additional cards were taken to the Missouri Veterans Home and given to residents...
Love INC Volunteers Ring Bells (12/28/10)
Love INC volunteers rang bells for Salvation Army at Walmart in Jackson on December 23. Even Santa stopped by to show his support for the great work Salvation Army is doing in our community and throughout the entire world!
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