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Stories from Friday, January 28, 2011

Capaha Park pool closed for good; city looks to spot's future (01/28/11)
At Capaha Park pool that summer, more than 1,100 people pushed their way past the gates, anxious to take a dip in Cape Girardeau's pristine new swimming pool. "A madhouse," remarked one park official. That was opening day, 1957. That was the year the $145,000 pool at Capaha Park opened for the first time to great excitement, greeted by a community that had been without a pool of any kind for more than a year...
Land Reclamation Commission reaches no decision on quarry hearings; closed session continues today (01/28/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After a day of testimony for and against two proposed quarries near Saxony Lutheran High School, the Missouri Land Reclamation Commission didn't decide Thursday whether to grant a request for a formal hearing on the mine applications.
Journalist Lisa Ling cancels SEMO appearance (01/28/11)
Citing scheduling conflicts, journalist Lisa Ling has canceled her speaking engagement slated for next month at Southeast Missouri State University. The event, part of Southeast's 2010-2011 University Speaker Series, was scheduled for Feb. 23. The presentation will not be replaced with another speaker this year due to time, date and venue constraints, according to a university news release. Southeast officials say Ling's presentation may be rescheduled for next academic year...
Teen charged with burglary may also face meth charges (01/28/11)
A Delta teenager charged with burglary Wednesday in Cape Girardeau County may face additional charges of manufacturing methamphetamine after authorities said they found a "shake and bake" lab in his house Thursday. Jeriel Malachi Brooks, 19, is accused of breaking into a home in Whitewater in June, when he allegedly stole a safe and a briefcase. Brooks is also charged with misdemeanor stealing...
Emerson slips on ice, breaks arm (01/28/11)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson is recuperating at her Cape Girardeau home this week after slipping on ice and breaking her arm. Emerson's chief of staff, Jeffrey Connor, said Thursday the Republican congresswoman was injured while preparing to host a dinner Saturday at her home. He said Emerson broke the humerus in her left arm...
Cape Girardeau County commissioners pass resolution opposing peripheral zoning law (01/28/11)
With last year's peripheral zoning debate still fresh, the Cape Girardeau County Commission passed a resolution Thursday asking state legislators to amend the law so that peripheral zoning can no longer apply to or affect the county.
Area legislators file bills to change Cape Girardeau County courthouse statute (01/28/11)
State legislators from Cape Girardeau County have filed bills to change a law requiring the county to have courthouses in Jackson and Cape Girardeau. Earlier this month Sen. Jason Crowell spoke with county commissioners about the need to change the wording from the circuit court "shall" hold court in the courthouses in Jackson and Cape Girardeau to "may." He said he would work in Jefferson City to amend the law, giving commissioners more flexibility when determining the future of the county's aging courthouses.. ...
Son suspected of assaulting, robbing father (01/28/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A son was arrested for allegedly holding his father at gunpoint and robbing him. Caruthersville police were called to a house on West 18th Street at 9:19 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a son who assaulted and robbed his own father...
Sikeston police seek movie rental store robber (01/28/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A robbery at knifepoint is under investigation by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. At 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, a man entered Movietime Video, 206 E. Center, and threatened the female clerk with a knife, according to Sgt. Jim McMillen, DPS public information officer. After the clerk handed over the money, the suspect fled on foot...
Scott County Commission hears about new courthouse security procedures (01/28/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Amber Scudder, emergency management director for Scott County, presented an updated emergency plan for the courthouse to county commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday. One significant addition to the plan is the addition of emergency codes for the courthouse...
I-55 in Scott County reduced for guardrail repairs (01/28/11)
Southbound Interstate 55 two miles north of Scott City by the airport will be reduced to one lane while contractor crews replace the guardrail by the bridge. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. The work zone will be marked with signs, and motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact the Missouri Department of Transportation's Customer Service Center at 1-888-275-6636...
Teen waives preliminary hearing in sodomy case (01/28/11)
Circuit Court Judge Gary A. Kamp heard no testimony Thursday in the case against Benjamin B. Harrison II, as the 17-year-old waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Harrison, of Jackson, is charged with statutory sodomy, a felony, and will appear in court again for his arraignment Feb. 7. He's accused of making a 7-year-old have oral sex with him...
Cape Girardeau school bus in morning crash; no students hurt (01/28/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department responded to the scene of a three-vehicle accident Thursday morning involving a school bus.
State beefs up argument for death penalty in Stoddard County murder case (01/28/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The state filed paperwork Tuesday adding more aggravating circumstances supporting its intent to seek the death penalty against a Bernie, Mo., man accused of brutally stabbing another man to death. The original intent to seek the death penalty was filed by then-prosecuting attorney Briney Welborn. His successor, Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver, filed the additions...
Judge orders mental evaluation for murder suspect (01/28/11)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- A Ripley County judge ordered a mental examination for a Doniphan teenager, while the teen's girlfriend and her parents were ordered to stand trial Tuesday morning for their alleged roles in the murder of an elderly couple found dead inside their burned home...
Some lawmakers want to reject $189M for schools (01/28/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's Republican-led legislature may ditch Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's plan for distributing an influx of federal money to public school districts. But Republicans aren't in agreement on whether to simply distribute the money differently or reject it altogether...
Lawmakers considering 2 tax amnesty proposals to raise revenue (01/28/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers looking to generate money for a cash-strapped budget are considering exactly how generous they should be in their efforts to entice delinquent taxpayers to pay up. A tax amnesty proposal presented Thursday to a House committee by Rep. Tom Flanigan, R-Carthage, would waive all interest and penalties for delinquent taxpayers who pay their bills between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31...
House panel considers repealing river cooler ban (01/28/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A southwestern Missouri lawmaker on Thursday urged the repeal of a state law designed to ban foam coolers from rivers, saying it is unnecessary and exempts a foam used to make many of the targeted coolers. Two years ago, the legislature passed a law that makes it a misdemeanor to have certain foam coolers within 50 feet of most rivers. ...
After 25 years, Challenger explosion still painful wound (01/28/11)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- For many, no single word evokes as much pain. Challenger. A quarter-century later, images of the exploding space shuttle still signify all that can go wrong with technology and the sharpest minds. The accident Jan. 28, 1986 -- a scant 73 seconds into flight, nine miles above the Atlantic for all to see -- remains NASA's most visible failure...
Doctors say Giffords ready to start full rehab (01/28/11)
HOUSTON -- With her progress moving at "lightning speed," Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been moved from intensive care for the first time since she was shot in the head in Arizona more than two weeks ago. Doctors had the Arizona lawmaker moved to TIRR Memorial Hermann hospital Wednesday in the latest step in the long road to recovery. She immediately began therapy that could last several months...
Foreclosures up in most U.S. metro areas (01/28/11)
LOS ANGELES -- The foreclosure crisis is getting worse as high unemployment and lackluster job prospects force homeowners in an increasing number of U.S. metropolitan areas into dire financial straits. In Seattle, Houston and Chicago, cities that were relatively insulated from foreclosures early on in the housing bust, a growing number of homeowners are falling behind on mortgage payments and finding themselves on the receiving end of foreclosure warnings. ...
Violent protests escalate outside Egypt's capital (01/28/11)
CAIRO -- Violence escalated Thursday in two cities outside the capital Cairo where anti-government protesters torched a fire station and looted weapons that they then turned on police. Egypt's top democracy advocate returned to the country and declared he was ready to lead the campaign to oust longtime President Hosni Mubarak...
Ugandan gay activist killed following publication of newspaper photo (01/28/11)
KAMPALA, Uganda -- A prominent Ugandan gay rights activist whose picture was published by an anti-gay newspaper next to the words "Hang Them" was bludgeoned to death. Police said Thursday his sexual orientation had nothing to do with the killing and that one "robber" had been arrested...
Robert Gates faults Congress for 'crisis on my doorstep' (01/28/11)
OTTAWA, Canada -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates is accusing Congress of dumping a "crisis on my doorstep" by holding the Pentagon to last year's spending levels and creating a potential $23 billion gap that could weaken a wartime military. "That's how you hollow out a military," Gates said Thursday...
Australia plans tax, cuts to pay for floods (01/28/11)
CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia wants to tax those not affected by massive flooding and cut spending to pay the more than $5 billion bill it is anticipating after weeks of rain swamped the country's third-largest city and forced thousands from their homes...
Bomb strikes funeral in Baghdad, killing 48 (01/28/11)
BAGHDAD -- A car bomb exploded outside a funeral tent Thursday in a mainly Shiite area of Baghdad, killing at least 48 people and wounding 121 -- the latest in a wave of attacks that has triggered fury over the government's inability to stop the bloodshed...
Volleyball state finals move to Cape (01/28/11)
The Show Me Center will host the next four high school volleyball state championships.
High school roundup: Scott City girls defeat Saxony (01/28/11)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast men fall 65-56 in overtime to JSU (01/28/11)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team carried a four-game losing streak into Thursday night's contest. That was nothing compared to Jacksonville State's struggles as the Gamecocks had suffered 14 consecutive defeats. But the Gamecocks were the ones leaving the Show Me Center with smiles on their faces...
JSU overtakes Redhawks in closing seconds (01/28/11)
The Gamecocks won 51-49 for their first victory at the Show Me Center
Redhawks' Gaddie receives MIC honor (01/28/11)
Southeast Missouri State senior gymnast Brianna Gaddie has been named Midwest Independent Conference specialist of the week. It is the second time this season and fourth time in her career she has been honored with an MIC weekly award. Gaddie recorded two individual titles Jan. 21 in the Redhawks' home opener against Western Michigan. She won vault with a season-high score of 9.850 and floor with a season-high 9.850...
Blues lose final game before All-Star break (01/28/11)
CALGARY, Alberta -- David Moss had two power-play goals and added an assist as the Calgary Flames beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Wednesday night in the final game for both teams before the five-day All-Star game break. Flames defenseman Adam Pardy added his first goal of the season and Jarome Iginla had an empty-net goal. The Flames, two points behind three teams tied for seventh, have won four straight and are 10-3-3 in their last 16 games...
Local talents (01/28/11)
In the midst of the Hollywood award season, members of one group in Cape Girardeau have recognized the talent of their peers with the annual Abbott Awards, held by the River City Players community theater group. They give out awards for most of the same categories as the Academy Awards or the Golden Globes. They even throw a party and award ceremony in the dead of winter...
Listening in (01/28/11)
OK. I'll be honest. I eavesdrop. These days it's easy to do. Individuals -- diners in restaurants, shoppers in stores, pedestrians on your daily walk and even churchgoers occupying the pew behind you -- talk openly about private matters. They do this on cell phones, of course. ...
Rockface Barband is 'kicking it up a notch' (01/28/11)
More and more original music is showing its face in Cape Girardeau, and one group that is leading the pack is Cape Girardeau's own Rockface Barband. The band features Jeff Bell on lead vocals and guitar; Matt Sanders on bass guitar; Ben Grayson on drums, guitar and vocals; Cecil Haley on Moog synthesizer and auxiliary percussion; and Brad Moore on drums...
Theater group honors its own (01/28/11)
The Abbott Awards are issued each year by the River City Players community theater group. The awards recognize those who have done excellent work in the group's productions. Nominees are made by a play's director with winners chosen by River City Players board members in a private vote. The award is named after Ann Abbott, the creator of the community's first theater group...
All about the music: Fans prepare to show appreciation at upcoming Blake Shelton concert (01/28/11)
A Blake Shelton song drifted out of Shellee Cowgur's phone as she and two friends arranged stencils on a poster board. The girls were making signs for Shelton's Feb. 5 performance at the Show Me Center. They've also ordered custom T-shirts for the occasion...
Artifacts 1/28/11 (01/28/11)
Students in Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Theatre and Dance will hold a staged reading of "Fefu and Her Friends," written by Maria Irene Fornes. The reading will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Rust Flexible Theatre. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call 651-2149...
Best bet: "The King's Speech" (01/28/11)
"The King's Speech," opening today in Cape Girardeau, appears ready to rule over the Academy Awards with a leading 12 nominations. The film, which tells the story of England's King George VI overcoming a debilitating stutter in an age of radio addresses, earned nods for best picture, best actor (Colin Firth), best supporting actor (Geoffery Rush), best supporting actress (Helena Bonham Carter), best director and best screenplay along with nominations in technical categories. ...
Robert Bowman Sr. (01/28/11)
Robert D. Bowman Sr., 58, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. He was born April 15, 1952, son of Richard "Buck" and Shirlene Ford Bowman. He and Ellen Ponder were married Oct. 10, 1971. Bob attended Harmony Congregational Methodist Church near Gravel Hill, Mo. He owned and operated Bob Bowman's Auto Body in Cape Girardeau after attending Central High School. He took much pride in his work and was amazing at his craft...
Millie Ancell (01/28/11)
Millie Sue Ancell, 70, of Scott City died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at her home. She was born Jan. 17, 1941, in Scott City, to Theodore Aden and Mildred Faye Pinkston Wolfe. She married Jerry "Nordie" Ancell on Sept. 19, 1959, in Illmo. He preceded her in death Feb. 20, 2004...
Billie Carlson (01/28/11)
Billie Carlson, 80, of Jackson, formerly of Amity, Ark., died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Carlson. Survivors include four children and their spouses, Betty and Randall Smith of Amity, Billie and Richard Welch of Malvern, Ark., Herschel and Kay Carlson of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., Johnny and Wanda Carlson of Jackson; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers; and four sisters...
William Davis (01/28/11)
William Windsor "Bill" Davis, 62, of Jackson died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at his home. He was born Oct. 5, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, to Richard Greenwood and Betty Lou Windsor Davis. He and Julia Neal were married May 29, 1983, at Fruitland. Bill graduated from Jackson High School in 1966, and earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1972...
Urban Dohogne (01/28/11)
Urban L. Dohogne, 88, of Paragould, Ark., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. He was a purchasing agent with Wonder State Manufacturing, Lear Seigler and Peerless Industries. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church...
Von Counts (01/28/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Von Counts, 79, of Marble Hill passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 10, 1931, in Success, Ark., son of Elda and Thelma Myrtle Powell Counts. He and Carolyn Rose Holzum were married Dec. 31, 1987...
Births 1/28/11 (01/28/11)
Son to Derek Woodrow and Angelita Maria Hutson of Benton, Mo., Southeast Hospital, 3:26 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Name, Landen Jess. Weight, 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Fourth child, third son. Mrs. Hutson is the former Angelita Simpson, daughter of Stan Simpson and Barb Simpson of Chaffee, Mo. She is employed at Express Fuel in Benton. Hutson is the son of Paula Hutson of Benton and the late Jess Hutson. He is employed at Unilever in Sikeston, Mo...
St. Paul Lutheran School (01/28/11)
St. Paul Lutheran School Scholastic Honor Roll 5th grade: Carson Barnes, Alexa Pewitt, Isaac Scheper, Nate Hartmann, Ben Krewson, Laurel Mueller, Jacob Vaught. 6th grade: Alyssa Ogle, Allyson Shaw, Katelyn Strange. 7th grade: Emelia Baer, Chloe Kasten, Elizabeth Kiefner, Grace Mirly, Brianna Mueller, Grant Strange...
Leopold Junior-Senior High (01/28/11)
Leopold Junior & Senior High School 1st Semester A Honor Roll 7th grade: Zach Beel, Brittany Garland, John Gray, Emily Seiler, Garrett Thele, Lexi Vandeven. 8th grade: Ashlyn Bucher, Austin Bucher, Maria Calvert, Bailee Cope, Zach Elfrink, Caitlyn Landewee, Leah Landewee, Lindsay Thiele...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/28/11 (01/28/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following information. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/28/11 (01/28/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Jackson police/ fire report 1/28/11 (01/28/11)
*** Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday: * Mutual aid on Interstate 55.
Out of the past 1/28/11 (01/28/11)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Challenger explodes into a gigantic fireball moments after liftoff, killing all seven crew members: Christa McAuliffe, a 37-year-old New Hampshire teacher; commander Francis R. Scobee, 46; pilot Michael J. Smith, 40; Judith Resnik, 36; Ronald E. McNair, 35; Ellison S. Onizuka, 39; and Gregory B. Jarvis, 41...
Amy Lorenz-Moser (01/28/11)
It's a wonderful thing to see individuals selflessly use their talents to help others. And that's exactly what Amy Lorenz-Moser does on a regular basis. Lorenz-Moser, a Jackson High School and University of Missouri graduate, has been on a mission since her college years to help battered women...
Speak Out 1/28/11 (01/28/11)
THOSE on the left do not like Sarah Palin's message, and I agree with them. And I'm a conservative. I'm on the right, and I don't like Sarah Palin's message. DRUG testing will benefit all involved. It will shine a light on the children who are supposed to be benefiting from food stamps. If the parent is on drugs, you can be sure it's money they want, not food. Someone needs to speak up for these children...
Prayer 1/28/11 (01/28/11)
O God, teach us your ways, so we may walk in the paths of righteousness. Amen.
Rhodes 101 supports Central High Hall of Fame (01/28/11)
When Cape Central High School alumni Keith Boeller heard that Coach Terry Kitchen was seeking funding to renovate the Hall of Fame trophy case, he pitched in with a generous donation from Rhodes 101 Convenience Stores. Boeller, president of Rhodes 101, pictured above center, presented a check for $1,000 to Kitchen, left, and Cape Public Schools Superintendent Dr. ...
Terrific Tigers recognized at school board meeting (01/28/11)
Exceptional students of the Cape Girardeau Public School District received the Terrific Tiger Award at the January 24 school board meeting for their service to others, leadership and scholarship. Pictured left to right are Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
"Gnomio" in the Snow (01/28/11)
Frosty, the "Gnomio"
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