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Stories from Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Jackson aldermen deny permit to massage business (02/08/11)
Following opposition at a January public hearing, the Jackson Board of Aldermen on Monday denied a special-use permit for an in-home massage business on Priest Street. The vote was originally scheduled for the Jan. 18 meeting but was tabled after neighbors spoke against the request and aldermen said they needed more time to consider the issue...
Land commission grants formal quarry permit hearing to Saxony Lutheran High School (02/08/11)
Saxony Lutheran High School will get to make its case against one of two nearby proposed limestone quarries in a formal hearing granted Monday by the Missouri Land Reclamation Commission.
Cape Girardeau-Jackson committee makes first formal presentation of subdivision regulations to county commission (02/08/11)
As the Jackson-Cape Girardeau Joint Committee on Subdivision Regulations made its first formal presentation to the county commission Monday, Commissioner Jay Purcell told the committee he was trying to keep an open mind about the need for the standards...
Saint Francis completes ER with opening of second phase (02/08/11)
Saint Francis Medical Center will welcome patients into the second phase of its new $12 million emergency and trauma center today. The expansion, designed with staff input, triples the size of the Gene E. Huckstep Emergency and Trauma Center with nearly 30,000 square feet and 32 treatment rooms...
State cites improper accounting as reason for Marble Hill license office contract termination (02/08/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- State officials canceled a contract with the license office in Marble Hill on Monday, saying the office owner didn't abide by the state's contract. The Missouri Department of Revenue and the state's Office of Administration announced the cancellation of the contract with the office, owned by Richard Vangennip, through a news release. The office, located at 606 Highway 34 West, will be closed until a new agent is named...
Lichtenegger among lawmakers whose Facebook pages have been hacked (02/08/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- On Jan. 21, the following message appeared on Rep. Donna Lichtenegger's Facebook page: "I love lobbyists! All the free food and stuff you get. This job is awesome!" Inappropriate, right? Except she didn't write it. Lichtenegger, R-Jackson, is among several Missouri lawmakers saying they were targeted by Internet hackers who posted messages on their Facebook pages since the start of the legislative session last month...
Cape Girardeau City Council removes flag desecration from ordinances (02/08/11)
More than 20 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to outlaw flag burning, the Cape Girardeau City Council has taken the first steps to follow suit. The council unanimously gave first-round approval Monday to an ordinance that would repeal a city law that prohibits flag desecration. ...
Salvation Army reaches fundraising goal (02/08/11)
With the help of a little overtime, the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau has hit its Christmas fundraising goal, according to the Christian charity. This year's campaign raised $320,333.18, according to Maj. Ben Stillwell of the Salvation Army. He said it took a few extra days to reach the fundraising target...
Perry County bridge to be painted (02/08/11)
Thomas Industrial Coatings Inc. of Pevely, Mo., was awarded a $58,000 contract for work on the Bois Brule Creek Bridge on Highway 51 in Perry County. The contract was awarded Feb. 4 during a video conference meeting. The project includes painting the steel beams on the newly repaired bridge. ...
Highways 25, 77, U.S. 60 to be resurfaced (02/08/11)
Pace Construction Co. of St. Louis was awarded a $4,970,184 contract for road improvements in Cape Girardeau, Mississippi, Scott and Stoddard counties. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded the contract Feb. 4 during a video conference meeting. ...
Cape Girardeau County Commission reimburses two POWs for property taxes (02/08/11)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners presented two World War II prisoners of war with reimbursement checks for their 2010 real estate property taxes in accordance with Amendment 2, which passed on November's ballot. The amendment, which passed 1,227,297 votes to 639,065 votes last year, exempts POWs with 100 percent service-connected disability from paying taxes on their homestead...
Four teenagers arrested in connection to Poplar Bluff church firebombing (02/08/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Four Poplar Bluff teenagers may face arson charges after allegedly imitating a YouTube video on how to make Molotov cocktails and throwing them into a local church early Sunday morning. Robert Benjamin Rushin, 18, of the 700 block of County Road 456, Andrew Storm McClure, 19, of the 2000 block of Tumbleweed, Zachary Surque, 18, of the 100 block of County Road 4703 and Dylan Causbie, 17, of the 200 block of County Road 437 were arrested Sunday on suspicion of second-degree arson in connection with a fire at Fellowship General Baptist Church, 3581 N. ...
Two area men to witness next Missouri execution (02/08/11)
Two Wayne County men who helped investigate the 1991 kidnapping, rape and murder of a St. Louis girl will be among the witnesses at her killer's execution Wednesday. The Missouri Supreme Court has denied a request to block Martin Link's execution, which is set for 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for the 1991 death of 11-year-old Elissa Self-Braun. On Monday Gov. Jay Nixon denied a clemency petition...
Vigil for death row inmate to be today (02/08/11)
A Southeast Missouri organization that advocates for a ban on state executions is holding a candlelight vigil today for 47-year-old Martin Link, who is set to die Wednesday for the 1991 murder of Elissa Self. The vigil, put on by the Interfaith South East Moratorium on Executions, will also be to honor the victim, Self, her family and Link's family. The event will start at 7 p.m. at the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse in Jackson...
Bedbugs infest KC home for mentally ill (02/08/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bedbugs have infested an assisted-living home for the mentally ill in Kansas City and the manager said he's doing all he can to rid the building of the tiny blood-sucking insects. Rockhill Manor is the first assisted-living facility in the state to be cited by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for bedbugs. The owners submitted a plan of correction to the state Friday, after being issued a statement of deficiency from the state Jan. 5...
Layoffs becoming rarer even with unemployment rate high (02/08/11)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. labor force has been split into two groups: the relieved and the desperate. If you have a job, you can exhale; you're less likely to lose it than at any point in at least 14 years. If you're unemployed? Good luck. Finding a job remains a struggle 20 months after the recession technically ended. Employers won't likely step up hiring until they feel more confident about the economy...
Income taxes at lowest since 1950 (02/08/11)
WASHINGTON -- Taxes too high? Actually, as a share of the nation's economy, Uncle Sam's take this year will be the lowest since 1950, when the Korean War was just getting underway. And for the third straight year, American families and businesses will pay less in federal taxes than they did under President George W. Bush, thanks to a weak economy and a growing number of tax breaks for the wealthy and poor alike...
AOL steps up news, ad effort (02/08/11)
AOL Inc., once the king of dial-up Internet access known for its ubiquitous CDs and "You've got mail" greeting in its inboxes, is stepping up its efforts in news and online advertising with a $315 million deal to buy the Huffington Post. The acquisition announced Monday is among the most aggressive strategic moves engineered by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong in an effort to reshape a fallen Internet icon...
Obama: White House, CEOs must work together (02/08/11)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama prodded American businesses to do their share to help the economy, calling on executives to "get in the game" and begin investing nearly $2 trillion accumulating on their balance sheets. The president, in a speech Monday to the U.S. ...
Poll finds winter gets bad rap as bad time for romance (02/08/11)
WASHINGTON -- Does winter weather give you the blues? Or are you the type who gets a little frisky when there's a chill in the air? Either way, you're not alone. Four in 10 Americans say the weather affects their mood, and winter by far is the season most likely to leave them feeling down...
S. Sudan makes preparations for next world capital (02/08/11)
JUBA, Sudan -- The mud-hut town of Juba has earned a promotion to world capital later this year. Only Southern Sudan needs far more than its own currency and a national anthem: Most of the roads here are dirt and even aid workers live in shipping containers...
Delta girls basketball team does not miss shot at revenge (02/08/11)
The Delta girls basketball team lost a pair of competitive, low-scoring games to Scott City earlier in the season before defeating the Rams 59-41 Monday.
High school roundup: Saxony slips past Meadow Heights (02/08/11)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Redhawks earn second straight road win at SIUE (02/08/11)
The Southeast men shot a season-high percentage from the field and won 83-63
Kansas pulls away from Missouri (02/08/11)
The Jayhawks used a strong second half to post a 103-86 win against the Tigers
Super Bowl sets viewership record (02/08/11)
NEW YORK -- For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl has set a new record for American television viewing. The Nielsen Co. said Monday that an estimated 111 million people watched the Green Bay Packers outlast the Pittsburgh Steelers in professional football's ultimate game...
Blaze destroys costumes and floats for Rio's famous Carnival (02/08/11)
RIO DE JANEIRO -- A fire Monday gutted warehouses holding many of the elaborate, feather-and-sequin costumes and extravagant floats for Rio's Carnival parade, destroying the dreams and hard work of thousands of mostly poor Brazilians who toil year-round to stage one of world's most spectacular celebrations...
Muslims seek change in their Hollywood story (02/08/11)
LOS ANGELES -- After years of watching Muslims portrayed as terrorists in mainstream TV and movies, an advocacy group hopes to change that image by grooming a crop of aspiring Muslim screenwriters who can bring their stories -- and perspective -- to Hollywood...
Family whose son survived open heart surgey as an infant raises money for heart walk (02/08/11)
PUXICO, Mo. -- The Shepherd family of Puxico, knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of the kindness of others. Keith and Melissa Shepherd's youngest child, Will, was born three years ago with a congenital heart defect. At 10 days old, he underwent open heart surgery at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis. During his recovery, his parents, brother and two sisters stayed at the Ronald McDonald House and received meals prepared by charitable organizations...
Whooping cough still problem for infants (02/08/11)
A little more than a month ago, an infant was taken to an area hospital with a deep, hacking cough. The baby struggled for breath. A pediatrician sent the two-week-old Scott County newborn to a St. Louis hospital by ambulance, where he is still in serious condition and hooked up to a ventilator to help him breathe...
Horace Henson (02/08/11)
Horace "Bo" Henson, 51, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at his home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 7, 1959, in Douglasville, Ga., to Horace and Barbara Gossett Henson. Horace married Lisa Savage on Dec. 5, 1993. He was employed in construction as a steelworker...
Barry Polston (02/08/11)
Barry Polston, 63, of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 19, 1947 in Cairo, Ill., to Frank and Eva Morrison Polston. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea and worked as a corrections officer at the Potosi, Mo., Correctional Center...
James Bauerle (02/08/11)
James A. Bauerle, 82, a native of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at his home. He was born Feb. 26, 1928, to Edward James and Alice Schwepker Bauerle. He married Barbara Louise Pusateri on March 8, 1952. She preceded him in death on May 12, 1996. He later married Marge Loiseau-Bauerle...
Tom Heath (02/08/11)
Our beloved brother Tommy Lee Heath, 61, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at John Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis. Tom was born Aug. 12, 1949, in Cape Girardeau. He was a graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau in 1967. He attended Baily Technical and Diesel Mechanic School in St. Louis and graduated in 1968 as a diesel mechanic...
Barbara Schuchart (02/08/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Barbara A. Schuchart, age 71, passed away at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. She was born April 7, 1939, in Sikeston to the late Wes and Ella Heuiser Schuchart. Ms. Schuchart received her Catholic education at St. ...
Nelda Yallaly (02/08/11)
Nelda Imogene A. Yallaly, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Life Care Centers of Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 15, 1925 in Cape Girardeau to Dr. George and Genevieve Doll Yallaly. Imogene had worked for Tucker Truck Line for many years and later worked as a clerk for the city of Cape Girardeau, retiring in February 1987...
Kenneth Willis (02/08/11)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. — Kenneth Willis, 72, of Olive Branch, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Calvin Johnson Care Center in Belleville, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Dennis Slinkard (02/08/11)
Dennis Harold Slinkard, 86, formerly of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Quail Creek Skilled Nursing Facility in Springfield, Mo. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 26, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 26, at the church with the Rev. Karen S. Dumey officiating...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/8/11 (02/08/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police and fire report 2/8/11 (02/08/11)
Police Miscellaneous Fire...
Out of the past 2/8/11 (02/08/11)
Michael K. Pulliam, 20, a Southeast Missouri State University junior from Kennett, Mo., has been confirmed as the second student to be appointed as acting student representative to the university board of regents. Marking the annual National Boy Scouts Week festivities, the local Scouts council holds a parade through downtown Cape Girardeau...
County council drops ball on letter that is more than a letter (02/08/11)
In what may or may not be its first collective letter, the new Jefferson County Council has fired off a request to state Sen. Ryan McKenna asking that he support a Senate bill that would ban red-light cameras in Missouri...
Teachers honored (02/08/11)
Two Cape Girardeau art teachers were recently recognized by the Missouri Art Education Association for their commitment to art education. Sharon Williams, who has taught art in Cape Girardeau elementary schools for 40 years, was named the Missouri Retired Art Educator of the Year. And Elizabeth Thomas, who has taught art at Cape Girardeau Central High School for nine years as well as at schools in Kansas City, Mo., and Sikeston, Mo., was named the 2011 Art Educator of the Year...
Prayer 2/8/11 (02/08/11)
O Lord Jesus, your ways are perfect. In you we take refuge. Amen.
Heartland Pops Seeking Singers for Gospel Concert (02/08/11)
The Heartland Pops Chorus will be appearing with the Immaculate Conception Church Choir and Choristers of Jackson for their annual spring concert. This year's concert will be "Another Old Time Gospel Hour" and will feature the group "Abbey Road" on Sunday, May 15 at 2:00P.M. ...
solitude (02/08/11)
Along the Tywappity Trail in Chaffee MO.
Cows Enjoying Breakfast in the Snow (02/08/11)
Cattle on Berry Stock Farm enjoying some hay for breakfast in the snow.
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