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Stories from Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cape Girardeau County prosecutor says recusal in Buerkle case fitting, declines to discuss conflict (01/06/11)
A private message made public on YouTube has put Cape Girardeau County's prosecuting attorney on the defense, raising questions about whether a romantic relationship caused Morley Swingle to recuse himself from a case he worked on for 11 months. In a 60-second clip posted on the video website, Lane Thomasson, 28, and a victim in a $325,000 theft case that Swingle initially prosecuted, read a poem to a person she identified as Morley that describes a "most beautiful affair."...
Cape Girardeau couple feeling 'violated' after weekend vandalism (01/06/11)
Frank Ellis was getting ready for church early New Year's Day when he stepped outside. He looked at his Dodge Durango in the faint early morning light. The SUV's windshield wipers caught his attention. "They were twisted, like a tornado had come through," said Ellis, of 215 Alpine Drive...
Missouri lawmakers pledge to aid businesses in 2011 session (01/06/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Legislature convened its 2011 session Wednesday with many new faces, a looming budget shortfall and a pledge from the largest Republican majority in decades to make quick progress on a pro-business agenda. On opening day, the list of business priorities was long and varied: a cap on state franchise taxes affecting big businesses, a moratorium on new regulations and fees affecting small businesses; more restrictions on lawsuits by employees claiming injuries and discrimination; a tweak of business tax incentives; and a proposed ban on union-only workplaces.. ...
Scott City schools looking at dress code (01/06/11)
Walk the halls of Scott City High School in late spring or early fall and you're bound to see students in short shorts and low-cut halter tops.
Sources say Samuel to get top coaching award (01/06/11)
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel is poised to receive the biggest honor of his five-year tenure at Southeast. Sources have confirmed that Samuel won the Eddie Robinson Award, which honors the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) national coach of the year...
New executive director for Cape Girardeau County developmentally disabled board planning to hire caseworkers (01/06/11)
The new executive director of the Cape County Board for Developmentally Disabled has been in the position less than a week, but already has some lofty goals for the organization. Within two months Bob Dale would like to be able to offer Cape Girardeau County residents with disabilities targeted case management. This program would allow those with disabilities to meet regularly with a caseworker that can pinpoint their abilities and disabilities and help them get the specific help they need...
Sikeston chamber director offers to help Scott County with economic development (01/06/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- A local chamber of commerce director has a solution to Scott County not being able to afford an in-house economic developer: outsource. Missy Marshall, executive director for Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, proposed during the regular county commission meeting Tuesday that she handle the county's economic development...
Wednesday accident sends four people to the hospital (01/06/11)
A Marble Hill, Mo., man is in moderate condition following a Wednesday accident in Cape Girardeau County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Tommy L. Nanney, 21, was a passenger in a car driven by Cheryl A. Seabaugh, 36, of Marquand, Mo., when the 2007 Ford ran off the road and struck a tree on County Road 450, one and a half miles west of Route D at 5:10 p.m...
Man charged in wife's car accident death (01/06/11)
GREENVILLE, Mo. -- A Clubb, Mo., man was charged earlier this week with causing the death of his wife, who, at the time, was riding in his car when he crashed it near Greenville, the Daily American Republic reported. Daniel J. White, 27, was charged Monday with felony first-degree involuntary manslaughter by Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Ramshur. ...
Man calls wrong number, offers drugs to police officer (01/06/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A wrong number proved costly Tuesday for a Caruthersville man who authorities say mistakenly called a police officer to sell drugs. About 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, a Caruthersville police officer received a phone call from a man who unknowingly dialed the wrong number and attempted to sell some hydrocodone pills, according to a news release from the police department. ...
Advance, Mo., woman wins lottery prize (01/06/11)
An Advance woman won a $100,000 prize in a Missouri Lottery Scratchers "10X the Cash" game, according to a Missouri Lottery news release. Donna Tidwell, 50, was given the ticket by her daughter for Christmas. It was purchased at MPC 25 in Perryville, Mo...
Evening Lotto drawing moved back (01/06/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Lottery is moving its evening drawings back more than two hours so more people will have time to buy tickets. Sales currently end at 6:45 p.m. for the daily drawings for Pick 3, Pick 4, Show Me Cash, and for Missouri Lotto on Wednesdays and Saturdays...
Private-payroll report lifts hopes for more jobs (01/06/11)
WASHINGTON -- Companies added nearly 300,000 jobs in December, according to an unofficial count by a private payroll firm -- more than in any month in the past decade. The news raised hopes that the government's official report Friday on last month's job creation could be a blockbuster...
Republicans take charge as 112th House convenes (01/06/11)
WASHINGTON -- Claiming power beneath the Capitol dome, resurgent Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives on Wednesday as the 112th Congress convened in an era of economic uncertainty. Dozens of tea party-backed lawmakers took office in both houses, eager to cut spending and reduce government's reach...
Suspense in towns where winning lottery tickets sold (01/06/11)
EPHRATA, Wash. -- The suspense over who bought the two winning tickets in the $380 million Mega Millions lottery focused Wednesday on two small towns nestled just 125 miles apart in the snow-covered Pacific Northwest. One was sold at a Safeway supermarket here in eastern Washington, and the other in Post Falls, Idaho. No one has come forward yet to claim the prize, with each ticket worth $190 million...
Romania's witches planning to hex government over new taxes (01/06/11)
MOGOSOIA, Romania -- Everyone curses the tax man, but Romanian witches angry about having to pay up for the first time are planning to use cat excrement and dead dogs to cast spells on the president and government. Also among Romania's newest taxpayers are fortune tellers -- but they probably should have seen it coming...
Jackson senior wrestlers set lofty standards (01/06/11)
Levi Rayburn appeared to make an odd transition from senior to senior citizen as he overlooked the Jackson wrestling room after practice Monday. Rayburn was observing the next few generations of Jackson wrestling as the Jackson USA Wrestling program overtook the room with wrestlers ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade...
High school roundup: Meadow Heights, St. Vincent girls advance to tourney title game (01/06/11)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Redhawks gymnastics team out to build on 2010 success (01/06/11)
A preview of the Redhawks' 2011 team.
Missouri crushes North Alabama (01/06/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kim English picked a good time to rediscover his shooting stroke with Missouri set to kick off conference play this weekend. The junior guard scored a season-high 20 points, all in the first half, and No. 9 Missouri placed seven players in double figures in a 98-58 victory over Division II North Alabama on Wednesday night...
Hooked on Science: Boil water in a paper cup (01/06/11)
Most of us boil water in a pan on the stove. Using a few ingredients from around the house and your science skills you can boil water in a paper cup. Adult supervision is recommended for this experiment. STEP 2: Using the butane lighter, create a flame. Carefully hold the flame under the cup of water for a few minutes. Make sure the flame is directly under the cup...
Apple's absence to be felt at CES (01/06/11)
What do you call it when you have 120,000 people and an elephant in the room? The International Consumer Electronics Show, which kicks off this week in Las Vegas. The elephant is Apple Inc. It won't be at the show this year, but its tablet computer, the iPad, is the most important new product for an industry that needs to once again excite consumers. Sales of the iPad have been strong since its April debut, and the whole industry is now trying to mimic Apple's success...
neXt up 1/6/11 (01/06/11)
What's happening this weekend
Teens tackle New Year's resolutions (01/06/11)
Some resolutions are easy. Giving up lima beans or world domination -- no sweat. Some are harder. Picking on your kid brother less or stepping away from the Nacho Cheesier Doritos, well, now that's just crazy talk. Taking in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center last week, many area teens told us they are resolving to ditch resolutions altogether in the new year. But some remain in the resolution game. Here's what they resolve to do in 2011...
Bowling into 2011 (01/06/11)
Jan. 6, 2011 Dear Patty, At the start of a new year, many people resolve to get fit. DC and I decided to get a head start by doing something healthier than usual on New Year's Eve. Instead of spending the night in a smoky nightclub, we proposed bowling our way into 2011...
Putting an end to procrastination (01/06/11)
Ahh, Christmas break. I'm not usually so happy for it to arrive, but this year was different. I'm usually the kid that would hate spending two weeks out of school, but being a sophomore, I now have homework nearly every day. That plus the stress that finals bring made me excited to see Christmas break arrive...
Henry Sheppard Jr. (01/06/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Henry R. Sheppard Jr., 50, of Cairo died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from noon until service time Saturday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Lorenzo Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds...
Willie Beckom (01/06/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Willie Lee Beckom, 71, of Cairo, formerly of Mounds, Ill., died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Daystar Care Center. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds. Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at Mound City National Cemetery in Mound City, Ill...
Artie Hillis (01/06/11)
Artie Mae Brewer Hillis, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Ratliff Care Center. She was born Feb. 22, 1921, daughter of Richard "Dick" and Mary "May" Waggoner Brewer. She was the oldest of five children and the only daughter. She and Thomas Nelson Hillis were married Jan. 1, 1937, in Cash, Ark. He preceded her in death June 23, 1990...
Dessie Gaines (01/06/11)
Dessie Ruth Foster Gaines, 94, of Delta died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 25, 1916, in Bell City, Mo., daughter of Perry and Minnie Jones Chezem. She and Everett Foster were married July 31, 1937, at Benton, Mo. He died Oct. 1, 1989. She then married Theodore "Ted" Gaines Aug. 23, 1990, at Delta. He died Nov. 28, 2001...
Bertha Dumey (01/06/11)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Bertha Ann Dumey, 90, of New Hamburg died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 27, 1920, at Commerce, Mo., daughter of Otto and Elizabeth LeDure Vetter. She and Elmer Frank Dumey were married Feb. 21, 1939, at New Hamburg. He died Nov. 22, 1995...
Mary Baker (01/06/11)
ZALMA, Mo. -- Mary Lynn Pape Baker, 77, of Zalma passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, near Patton, Mo. She was born Sept. 20, 1933, at Zalma, daughter of August and Eula May Thomas Pape. She and William Baker were married June 25, 1955, in St. Louis. He preceded her in death Nov. 15, 2007...
Births 1/6/11 (01/06/11)
Daughter to Shawna Louisa Jackson of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 1:01 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Name, Shawna Louise Tashe. Weight, 5 pounds, 6 ounces. First child. Ms. Jackson is the former Shawna Wyatt, daughter of Tamara Wyatt of Cape Girardeau...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/6/11 (01/06/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/6/11 (01/06/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police/fire report 1/4/10 (01/06/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 1/6/11 (01/06/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Making his plans official, Wayne Cryts, who drew national attention in 1981 when he removed his soybeans from a bankrupt grain elevator, announces he will seek the Democratic nomination for Congress from Southeast Missouri; the 8th District seat is held by Rep. Bill Emerson, R-Missouri...
Prop B fears are unfounded (01/06/11)
Elected officials should respect the will of the people, and stop meddling with Proposition B ("Prop B needs a rational approach," Jan. 2). Subverting the judgment of voters is wrong and anti-democratic. Our system is built on majority rule, and a majority of Missouri citizens -- including majorities in most House and Senate legislative districts -- favored Prop B. ...
Light show (01/06/11)
While many families festively decorate their homes for the Christmas season, some in Southeast Missouri go above and beyond in their efforts. The Clark family of Kelso, Mo., is one such family. The family started a tradition last year of decorating their home with 50,000 Christmas lights and synchronizing them to Christmas carols. The lights were a hit, and this year the family expanded the display to 80,000 lights...
Thanks to the community (01/06/11)
Cape Community Church of God Youth Group would like to thank the public for their support in our annual gift-wrapping fundraiser. We had a very successful event due to the public turnout. We are grateful to our returning customers who come year after year to support our group...
Speak Out 1/6/11 (01/06/11)
DON'T we all feel safer now that our president has rammed through another deal that will affect us for years to come? Ronald Reagan used strength and determination to shut down the USSR. Now our president has reversed the gains we have made and is now moving us back toward Mutual Assured Destruction...
Prayer 1/6/11 (01/06/11)
O Lord, may we act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with you. Amen.
Terrific Tigers recognized at school board meeting (01/06/11)
Nine outstanding students of Cape Public Schools were honored for their service to others, leadership and scholarship at the December school board meeting. The recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with Board President Paul Nenninger and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Red Cross donates computers to CAFRC (01/06/11)
American Red Cross- Southeast MO Chapter donates Computers to Cape Area Family Resource Center Cape Girardeau, MO- The American Red Cross Southeast MO Chapter recently made a donation of computers and other equipment to the Cape Area Family Resource Center...
GIRLS SCOUT COOKIE PROGRAM IS ENTREPRENEURIAL (01/06/11)
It's a much-anticipated time of year -- Girl Scout cookie time. Through mid-March, girls will go door-to-door and set up booths at local merchants to sell eight delicious varieties of Girl Scout cookies to eager customers. All proceeds from Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland's Girl Scout Cookie Program benefit girls in the area; girls earn troop proceeds and Girl Scout Cookie Credit that can be used to pay for Girl Scout camp, leadership programs, uniforms, and more. ...
I. Ben Miller home celebrates 100th annaversary (01/06/11)
I. Ben Miller, the noted Cape Girardeau druggist, also started the I. Ben Miller ice cream plant, which was reported to be the largest between St. Louis and Memphis. Mr. Miller and his family moved into their new home on Bellevue Street 100 years ago in December of 1910. The anniversary was celebrated this December with a reception and a new bright red roof...
Thebes Railroad Bridge over Mississippi River (01/06/11)
James Baughn's blog on the Thebes Bridge sent me to looking for some of my photos of the 1905 structure. http://www.capecentralhigh.com/uncategorized/thebes-railroad-bridge/ See current photos, plus a shot from 1966, when Thebes actually had a downtown...
Bald Eagle perched on a nest (01/06/11)
This eagle was watching over a nest while enjoying the sunshine last Sunday afternoon.
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