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Stories from Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The County Line: Prosecutor says office gets support from local law enforcement (12/29/10)
Cape Girardeau Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle said it is his office's job to enforce the criminal laws of Missouri, and that includes everything from traffic offenses to death penalty murder cases. However, the most important task of his office, he said, is the prosecution of violent crime like murder, rape and robbery...
Incoming Stoddard County prosecutor considering charges against Dickerson (12/29/10)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Stoddard County's incoming prosecuting attorney Russ Oliver says he has "serious concerns" about the Weaver Dickerson case and that he will look at adding charges against the man who is already facing a court date next month. Oliver, a Republican who takes office Jan. 1, said he is considering a new forgery charge against the man who allegedly violated his probation in July by lying on a state application seeking more than $2 million in state economic aid...
Economy contributes to decline in work-related deaths in Missouri (12/29/10)
Last week's death of Zane Martin, who was killed when a box culvert of freshly poured concrete collapsed on top of him, serves as a reminder of the dangers that come along with many jobs. In addition to Martin, three workers in Cape Girardeau County lost their lives during 2010 in work-related fatalities, according to Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton...
Cape Girardeau on pace to pay off River Campus bonds early (12/29/10)
It was as contentious as bond issues get. But it appears the city's nearly $10 million obligation to Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus will be paid off sooner than anticipated -- thanks to Cape Girardeau's vibrant hospitality industry, developed in large part by the man who fought hardest against the city's stake in River Campus funding...
Cape Girardeau County shooting victim still recovering at local hospital (12/29/10)
A Cape Girardeau County mother shot Monday after a struggle to take a gun away from her suicidal son was still recooperating an an area hospital Tuesday, according to county authorities. Lt. David James of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department continued Tuesday to call the shooting that severely injured Lana Ussery, 64, accidental...
New Life schedules news conference today in Cape Girardeau (12/29/10)
Officials from New Life Evangelistic Center will hold a news conference this afternoon to discuss their next move now that a judge's ruling has effectively ended the organization's plan to convert the former federal courthouse on Broadway into a homeless shelter...
Benton man charged with assault, other misdemeanors (12/29/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Benton man authorities allege assaulted his wife and children by throwing furniture at them was charged with four misdemeanors Tuesday by the Scott County prosecuting attorney's office, according to a news release from the county sheriff's department...
Scott County man arrested at nightclub for alleged marijuana possession (12/29/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Haywood City, Mo., man is in the custody of the Scott County Sheriff's Department after a brief struggle Saturday when authorities reportedly found him in possession of marijuana. Sheriff Rick Walter said in a news release that his deputies, Sgt. Branden Caid and Cpt. Gregg Ourth, came into contact with Aaron Peet, 21, at a nightclub where he allegedly was in possession of several bags of the controlled substance...
Rod Jetton facing charges related to accident (12/29/10)
A former Missouri House speaker whose assault case will go before a jury in February in New Madrid, Mo., will appear before a Butler County judge first next month. Rod Jetton received a traffic summons in Butler County in November and is set to appear for his arraignment Jan. 6 on accusations of careless and imprudent driving that resulted in an accident. The Jan. 6 hearing is set for 9 a.m. before 36th Circuit Court Judge John H. Bloodworth...
Sikeston police announce traffic safety checkpoints (12/29/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- In an effort to help make Sikeston roads safer this season, officers from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in the near future at undisclosed locations in the city. "While at the checkpoint, officers will focus on compliance with Missouri Traffic Law and operator/passenger safety," Sgt. Jim McMillen, DPS public information officer, wrote in a news release...
Cape Girardeau and Jackson on holiday trash schedule this week (12/29/10)
Cape Girardeau and Jackson will be on holiday trash and recycling pickup schedules this week. In Cape Girardeau, trash and recycling that is normally picked up on Thursdays will be picked up on Wednesday. Friday pickup is moved to Thursday. In Jackson, trash normally collected on Fridays will be picked up on Monday, and the recycling center will be closed Friday and Saturday...
After holiday spending spree, doubts remain about economy (12/29/10)
NEW YORK -- Holiday spending surged this year, but Americans still have their doubts about the economy. With unemployment high and home prices falling in the nation's largest cities, consumer confidence took an unexpected turn for the worse in December...
As N.Y. struggles to dig out, air passengers stranded across U.S. (12/29/10)
NEW YORK -- Hundreds of airline passengers were stranded for up to 10 hours on the tarmac at overworked Kennedy Airport. Ambulances struggled to get patients through unplowed streets. City buses sat abandoned in the snow. The Christmas weekend blizzard proved to be the curse that keeps on giving Tuesday, as confusion and frustration snowballed in New York and the rest of the country...
Hospital: Children were injured on Maine ski lift accident (12/29/10)
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine -- A 35-year-old chair lift set for improvements failed Tuesday at a popular Maine resort, sending skiers -- some of them children -- plummeting into ungroomed snow far below that fell with the Northeast's recent blizzard and softened the landing...
Republicans, including two Missouri politicians, gearing up for 2012 Senate races (12/29/10)
WASHINGTON -- Less than two months after voters gave Republicans six more Senate seats and control of the House, the GOP is lining up candidates for 2012, well ahead of the pace of previous election cycles. Looking to ride what they hope will be a continuing Republican wave, nine potential challengers, including two each in Missouri and Virginia, already have said they are weighing bids for the U.S. Senate...
Hawaii's governor wants to reveal Obama birth info (12/29/10)
HONOLULU -- Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie wants to find a way to release more information about President Barack Obama's Hawaii birth and dispel conspiracy theories that he was born elsewhere. Abercrombie was a friend of Obama's parents and knew him as a child, and is deeply troubled by the effort to cast doubt on the president's citizenship...
All new first-class stamps are 'forever' starting in Jan. (12/29/10)
WASHINGTON -- Rummaging around for 1- and 2-cent postage stamps when postal rates go up is heading the way of the Pony Express. Beginning in January, all new stamps good for 1 ounce of first-class mail will be marked as "forever." The move is designed to help customers cope with postage increases, a U.S. Postal Service official said Tuesday. The official requested anonymity to discuss a policy that hasn't been announced formally...
Dow finishes up, Nasdaq down amid thin holiday-week trading (12/29/10)
NEW YORK -- Stocks closed barely changed Tuesday amid light trading ahead of the New Year's holiday. The blue-chip Dow Jones industrial average finished slightly higher, though stocks had dipped earlier on disappointing consumer confidence and home prices reports...
European anarchists grow more violent, coordinated (12/29/10)
ROME -- A loosely linked movement of European anarchists who want to bring down state and financial institutions is becoming more violent and coordinated after decades out of the spotlight, and may be responding to social tensions spawned by the continent's financial crisis, security experts say...
Christmas tournament: Central sidesteps Leopold's upset bid (12/29/10)
Central led Leopold from start to finish Tuesday night. But the Tigers' 14-point victory in a quarterfinal of the 66th annual Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament was not routine. Upset-minded, seventh-seeded Leopold pushed heavily favored, second-seeded Central much of the way before the Tigers came away with a 67-53 win...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Gina Cureton (12/29/10)
Cureton was one of three Panthers' players named to the Show Me Center Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team after their impressive run to the championship game.
Christmas tournament: Jackson overpowers Oran to reach semis (12/29/10)
A stat sheet fails to measure Bobby Clark's influence on Tuesday night's contest. The senior did everything. Clark hustled his way to a game-high 28 points and was a force on the boards to lead the Indians to a 68-44 victory over Oran in a Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament quarterfinal...
Christmas tournament: Notre Dame's rally vs. Charleston falls short (12/29/10)
It wasn't difficult pinpointing the key to Charleston's win over Notre Dame on Tuesday night. The Bluejays forced 18 first-half turnovers, leading to numerous easy baskets and a 10-point halftime advantage. That was enough of a cushion for the fifth-seeded Bluejays to hold off the fourth-seeded Bulldogs 60-54 in a quarterfinal of the 66th annual Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament...
Christmas tournament: Yates shoots Bell City past Meadow Heights (12/29/10)
Bell City sophomore Jerad Yates battled butterflies during the beginning of Tuesday's Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament. He hid it well. Yates scored the Cubs' first 14 points to help propel his team past Meadow Heights 66-57 in a consolation bracket game at the Show Me Center...
Christmas tournament: Scott County Central rushes past Advance (12/29/10)
The Advance Hornets played with Scott County Central at times Tuesday. The Braves then showed why they're the top seed in the Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament. SCC gained separation in the second quarter and broke away in the second half for a 100-52 victory...
High school roundup: Perryville girls comes up just short (12/29/10)
All the scores from Tuesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Turnover costs Missouri in Insight Bowl (12/29/10)
TEMPE, Ariz. -- A season that started off with such promise spiraled away with a series of injuries, losses and suspensions. Iowa needed this win, not just to salvage a difficult season, but to prevent any negativity from spilling into next year. The Hawkeyes accomplished that, thanks to a fill-in freshman and a 72-yard interception return that seemed to cover 100 yards...
Surging Southeast men hit road to face SMU (12/29/10)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team looks to extend its three-game winning streak tonight when it steps out of conference against a squad that also has won three straight. Southeast is in Dallas for a 7 p.m. contest with Southern Methodist University from Conference USA...
Blues dump champs (12/29/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Ty Conklin shut down a team that burned him for seven goals last month, stopping 25 shots in the St. Louis Blues' 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. Vladimir Sobotka, Brad Boyes and Brad Winchester scored for the Blues, who dominated much of the way to win their fourth in a row and end the Blackhawks' four-game winning streak. Matt D'Agostini had two assists for the Blues, who pelted Marty Turco with 43 shots to make things a bit easier on their backup goalie...
Small parties can still be stylish (12/29/10)
Maybe it's because of cost, space or just overall effort, but many people prefer hosting a smaller New Year's Eve get-together rather than a grand affair. Still, they want to send off the old year in memorable style. E-vites are a free, convenient way to get the word out. Web invitation sites let you track RSVPs, and provide a map with directions for your guests...
Sparkling wines shine with more choices (12/29/10)
Adding a little sparkle to your life is a fashion "do" this holiday season. But you don't have to suffer in sequins to be trendy -- you can choose from a host of sparkling wines to add a little effervescence to the season. "It's all about the dollars," he said. "People still want to enjoy wines, but they don't have the means to spend the money. More importantly, they know that there are deals out there."...
Feast on appetizers at New Year's parties (12/29/10)
A new year is upon us, and there will be many gatherings of friends and family to help ring it in. A party just would not be complete without a grand buffet of snacks and appetizers to nibble your way up to midnight. The possibilities are endless when it comes to appetizers and finger foods. Include an assortment of hot and cold dishes, items that can be prepared in advance and remember those who have special diet needs and your party will be a grand success...
Laura Haubold (12/29/10)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- Laura Jo Haubold, 84, of Portageville died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Sept. 7, 1926, at Sikeston, daughter of Earl and Mary Lee Kincey Latham. She and Charlie Haubold were married Oct. 24, 1945, in Sikeston...
June Colter (12/29/10)
June Owens Colter, 75, of Imperial, Mo., family from Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 5, 1935, in Cape Girardeau. June moved to the St. Louis area in 1973. She worked at GSA in the records department. ...
Charles Ussery (12/29/10)
Charles E. Ussery, 45, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Eugene Lester (12/29/10)
Eugene Lester, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at his home. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to service time Friday at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be at noon Friday at the church, with the Rev. Johnny Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery...
Leeman Payne (12/29/10)
Leeman Haze Payne, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Southeast Hospital. He was born Feb. 11, 1928, at Zalma, Mo., son of Eli and Lydia Fee. He and Dorothy Hendershott were married March 17, 1947. She preceded him in death July 24, 2000...
Barbara Pracht (12/29/10)
Barbara A. Pracht, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. She was born March 1, 1944, in Williamsville, Mo., to Aloisious and Frances Mae Turnbough Pracht. Barbara worked in the accounting office of Schnucks Grocery Stores in St. Louis...
James Lawson (12/29/10)
BENTON, Ill. -- James Robert Lawson, 76, of Benton died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Franklin Hospital in Benton. Mr. Lawson was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the U.S. Army. He was part owner of Bowen and Lawson Engineering in Jackson. He worked with the Southeast Missouri Port Authority...
Richard Morrow (12/29/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Richard R. Morrow, 74, of Benton died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 19, 1936, in Red Bay, Ala., to the late Richard H. and Mattie Pearl Strickland Morrow. Morrow lived in Scott County most of his life, was baptized at New Savannah Baptist Church in Blodgett, Mo., and was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church in Sikeston, Mo...
Rev. Albert Holtzclaw (12/29/10)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Rev. Albert D. Holtzclaw, 92, of East Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 10, 1918, in Maunie, Ill., to Thomas and Nora Jordan Holtzclaw. He and Mary McKenzie were married June 13, 1940, in Morganfield, Ky...
Jackson police/fire report 12/29/10 (12/29/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Theft Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Police report 12/29/10 (12/29/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Fire report 12/29/10 (12/29/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 12/29/10 (12/29/10)
Things are taking shape inside Old St. Vincent's Church; the $400,000 renovation and decorating project is well underway, with craftsmen from Artisan Decorators Inc. working daily. Although donations to the Salvation Army nationally increased this Christmas season, locally, the Army's Tree of Lights Campaign hasn't reached its goal; the campaign is still $10,000 short of its $55,000 goal...
Oil spill not the top story in '10 (12/29/10)
Last week the Associated Press released their Top 10 stories list for 2010. This annual tradition -- as you would expect -- is a slam dunk in some years and not-so-clear cut in others. This year those media types across the nation selected the Gulf oil spill by a narrow margin as the most important news story for 2010. To my way of thinking, they got it all wrong...
National merit semifinalists (12/29/10)
When it comes to academic success, Cape Girardeau Central High School knows a thing or two. This year three Central seniors -- Lessley Dennington, Blake Kidd and Noor Wadi -- were named National Merit Semifinalists. Being named a National Merit Semifinalists is no small accomplishment. ...
Speak Out 12/29/10 (12/29/10)
After driving on East Main Street coming in off the interstate, you need to go less than 70 down Main Street. I wish the cops would sit out there and watch people more because some people, idiots like just passed, go like 70 and zoom around everybody, just think they can push everybody out of the way...
Prayer 12/29/10 (12/29/10)
O Lord, may our actions be a reflection of your love. Amen.
Rubbermaid Donates Coolers to the City of Jackson! (12/29/10)
Last week Rubbermaid donated some Gatorade coolers to the City of Jackson. After noticing that the coolers currently used were worn out, a Rubbermaid employee made a suggestion to donate some coolers.
Willie The Towboating Snowman (12/29/10)
Willie, the towboating snowman, was built by Ethan Weatherspoon and Nelson Palmer aboard the M/V Dru Lirette, AEP River Ops while traveling the Illinois River near Beardstown, Illinois.
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