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Stories from Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mo. proposed 20-week cut-off for abortions meets praise, criticism (02/22/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A proposed law to limit the use of late-term abortions in Missouri by recasting the definition of a viable unborn child met with both praise and criticism Tuesday at a Senate hearing. Supporters of the bill, which makes it a felony to abort a medically viable fetus 20 weeks or more into a pregnancy, call it a common-sense solution to moral issues raised by late-term abortions. ...
Route Y in Stoddard Co. closed for drainage work (02/22/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route Y in Stoddard County will be closed today through Thursday at various locations, while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine drainage maintenance. The section of roadway is between Route Z and Highway 25. Weather permitting, work will be performed from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily...
Four escape from burning Cape Girardeau home (02/22/11)
All four people inside a burning Cape Girardeau home were able to escape the fire early Tuesday morning, according to a city fire department news release. Firefighters received the call of a structure fire at 1105 Giboney St. at 4:23 a.m. from one of the home occupants' cell phones...
Area officials expect to see gains when census numbers are released this week (02/22/11)
On the eve of the release of Missouri's 2010 census data, government officials from Cape Girardeau County and its two biggest communities expect to see population gains. The question now, they say, is not a matter of where but just how much. The U.S. Census Bureau is expected to ship detailed population data to state leadership -- the governor and the legislature's majority and minority leaders -- this week, and the numbers could arrive as soon as today...
Bill providing homebuyer choice on sprinkler systems goes to Missouri Senate (02/22/11)
Legislation preserving a homebuyer's choice to install a fire sprinkler system in a new home is now in the hands of the Missouri Senate after state representatives gave the bill final approval recently. The law applies to homebuyers building a new home and if passed would extend the legislation through 2019. The law would otherwise expire Jan. 1 next year...
Home destroyed in Bollinger County fire Sunday (02/22/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A fire destroyed a residence at Highway 51 and County Road 400 Sunday afternoon.
Three Rivers College to consider rodeo team; public meeting Tuesday night (02/22/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three Rivers College would like to hear from the public as it investigates the possibility of starting a rodeo team.
Fundraiser this weekend to help African clinic (02/22/11)
Organizers of this year's Celebrate HOPE fundraiser know that topping the success of last year's event will be tough. The 2010 event, which raised money to build an orphanage in Swaziland, raised $122,000, and subsequent donations pushed the total to more than $125,000...
Effort to assign elk liability accompanies predictions of damage (02/22/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The rules for cows will hold true for elk if one Republican lawmaker gets his way. The Missouri Department of Conservation's decision to reintroduce elk into a three-county area of south central Missouri will result in property damage and the possibility of injury or death to drivers who collide with the large animals on roadways, Rep. Rodney Schad, R-Versailles testified at a House hearing Monday...
Cape Girardeau fire crews extinguish West End Boulevard blaze (02/22/11)
Cape Girardeau fire crews are on the scene of a house fire in the vicinity of West End Boulevard and Wayne Street. According to Battalion Chief Brad Dillow, the single-story residential structure caught fire shortly after 6 a.m. He said no one was home at the time of the fire, and no injuries to crews battling the blaze have been reported...
Fire damages Chaffee business (02/22/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- A fire that damaged a Chaffee compressor company early Monday was most likely accidental, said John Sachen of the Delta Fire Protection District, although an investigation is ongoing. The fire broke out at Semo Compressor around 12:45 a.m. Delta firefighters responded and Gordonville was called in for mutual aid...
Southeast Missouri tanning salon owner charged with taking video of customers (02/22/11)
MALDEN, Mo. -- A local businessman faces multiple counts of invasion of privacy charges in addition to several charges of possession of child pornography following an investigation at his tanning salon. According to Dunklin County Prosecutor Stephen P. ...
Georgia authorities accuse Cape Girardeau man of making meth (02/22/11)
GRAY, Ga. -- A Cape Girardeau man was arrested Sunday in Georgia after Jones County deputies say they caught him cooking methamphetamine.
VA approves death benefit for daughter of Cape Girardeau soldier (02/22/11)
More than a year later, the paperwork is beginning to arrive. Late last week, Cynthia Herath, mother of deceased soldier and longtime Cape Girardeau resident Lucky Sands, received a letter from the VA informing her that after "careful and compassionate consideration a decision has been reached on your claim."...
Poplar Bluff man arrested following toddler's death (02/22/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff man is being held in Butler County jail on $1 million cash-only bond after his arrest following the death of a 4-year-old Zoey Slagler. An autopsy performed in Farmington, Mo., Saturday morning showed the cause of death to be "blunt force trauma," said Butler County Coroner Jim Akers...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 2/22/11 (02/22/11)
401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. today Meeting, 7 p.m. today Study session Public hearings...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda 2/22/11 (02/22/11)
101 Court St. 7:30 p.m. today Public hearings Pertinent Address: 101 Court St., Jackson, MO...
Mo. Senate considers moving primary date to March (02/22/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers are considering moving back the state's presidential primaries in 2012. A bill by Republican Sen. Kevin Engler, R-Farmington, would change next year's primaries from Feb. 7 to March 6. Missouri held its 2008 presidential primary Feb. 5...
Neither side budging in Wisconsin union fight (02/22/11)
MADISON, Wis. -- No resolution appeared imminent Monday to the stalemate over union rights in Wisconsin, leaving Senate Republicans resigned to forge ahead with less-controversial business such as tax breaks for dairy farmers and commending the Green Bay Packers on winning the Super Bowl...
Gadhafi's hold on Libya weakens (02/22/11)
CAIRO -- Deep cracks opened in Moammar Gadhafi's regime Monday, with Libyan government officials at home and abroad resigning, air force pilots defecting and a major government building ablaze after clashes in the capital of Tripoli. Protesters called for another night of defiance against the Arab world's longest-serving leader despite a crackdown...
Al-Qaida operative believed killed in U.S. drone strike in Pakistan (02/22/11)
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan -- An Iraqi al-Qaida operative was believed to be one of 15 militants killed in two U.S. missile strikes in Pakistan's tribal belt along the Afghan border Monday, Pakistani intelligence officials said. The officials said the man, identified as Abu Zaid al-Iraqi, handled the terrorist group's finances in Pakistan. ...
Central girls basketball team win Class 5 District 1 opener (02/22/11)
Central fought back from an early deficit and toppled Seckman 54-46 on Monday night in the opening round of the Class 5 District 1 tournament at Central. The fourth-seeded Tigers will face top-seeded Poplar Bluff at 6 p.m. today in the semifinals. Second-seed Jackson and No. 3 Northwest will follow at 7:30 p.m. in the other semifinal...
Sikeston ends season for Perryville girls basketball team (02/22/11)
The Bulldogs advanced to a district semifinal game against Notre Dame
High school roundup: Dietiker scores 1,000th point for Meadow Heights girls basketball team (02/22/11)
All the area high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team loses 60-51 vs. SIUE (02/22/11)
The Redhawks dropped their fourth straight game
Southeast Missouri State baseball team will host first game today at Capaha (02/22/11)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team brings a 2-1 record into today's home opener
Powell claims his fifth OVC newcomer award (02/22/11)
Southeast Missouri State junior forward Leon Powell is making a monopoly of the Ohio Valley Conference newcomer of the week award. Powell garnered his third consecutive such honor and fifth of the season Monday. He also has been OVC player of the week one time. Powell is the first OVC player to be newcomer of the week three straight times since the 2004-05 campaign...
Blackhawks end Blues' winning streak (02/22/11)
St. Louis saw a 2-0 lead turn into a 5-3 loss
Wainwright will start Cards' exhibition opener (02/22/11)
The right-hander also may start the season opener
Speaking two languages may delay getting Alzheimer's (02/22/11)
WASHINGTON -- Mastering a second language can pump up your brain in ways that seem to delay getting Alzheimer's disease later on, scientists said Friday. Never learned to habla or parlez? While the new research focuses mostly on the truly long-term bilingual, scientists say even people who tackle a new language later in life stand to gain...
'King's Speech' earns praise from kids who stutter (02/22/11)
CHICAGO -- A movie about a stuttering monarch, without sex, car chases or sinewy super heroes, hardly sounds like blockbuster box-office fare. But in a less flashy way, "The King's Speech" is about a hero, one who battles an invisible enemy that torments nearly 70 million people around the world. In demystifying the little-understood speech impediment, the award-winning film reveals myths and fascinating truths about stuttering, and has won praise from stutterers of all ages...
Frankie Owens (02/22/11)
Frankie J. Owens, 75, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Benton and East Prairie, Mo., passed away Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Aug. 14, 1935, in East Prairie, to Howard Harr Adkisson of East Prairie and the late Robert Adkisson...
Mary Goddard (02/22/11)
Mary Lu Goddard, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born July 13, 1936, in St. Louis, to Elmer John and Matilda Bernadine Stirnemann Kelly. Mary Lu was married to Bervin N. Goddard May 3, 1958...
Paul Aleksiak Sr. (02/22/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Paul J. Aleksiak Sr., 95, of Marble Hill passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 25, 1916, in Madison, Ill., son of Peter and Franntha Holanowig Aleksiak. He and Katherine Misukonis were married June 22, 1946. She passed away July 20, 2001...
Eddie Malone (02/22/11)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Eddie Allen Malone, 51, of Villa Ridge passed away suddenly at 7:51 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, upon arrival at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born Jan. 25, 1960, in Cairo, Ill., son of William Melvin Malone Sr. and Iva May Lee Malone...
Ricky Hendershott (02/22/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ricky Hendershott, 62, of Marble Hill passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at his home. He was born July 25, 1948, in St. Louis, son of George Donald and Elsie Emma "June" Rhodes Hendershott. He and wife Ann were married Nov. 14, 1969...
Richard Buckelew Jr. (02/22/11)
Richard Smythe Buckelew Jr., 46, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at his home. He was an electrician with K&K Electric. Survivors include his wife, Cindy Benefield Buckelew of Cape Girardeau; a son, Cody Bradencamp of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Kayla Bradencamp of Cape Girardeau; father and stepmother, Richard and Enola Buckelew of Dresden, Tenn.; mother, Katie Voss Buckelew of Fulton, Ky.; and a sister, Tammy Draughn of Fulton...
Fred Scheper Jr. (02/22/11)
Fred Scheper Jr., 77, of Jackson died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Sam Roethemeyer officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson with full military honors...
Tom Anderson (02/22/11)
Tom Anderson, 69, of Jackson died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at his home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. Deacon Walt Biri will lead parish prayers at 7:30. A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson with the Rev. John Harth officiating. Burial will be private...
Dorothy Nanney (02/22/11)
Dorothy Ann Nanney, 57, of Jackson died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Births 2/22/11 (02/22/11)
Son to Lance and Lori Hughey of Edgerton, Kan., Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan., 3:32 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. Name, Blake Michael. Weight, 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Hughey is the daughter of James and Connie Teig of Overland Park. Hughey is the son of Michael and Autumn Hughey of Altenburg, Mo...
Cape Girardeau fire report 2/22/11 (02/22/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/22/11 (02/22/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Jackson police and fire report 2/22/11 (02/22/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Miscellaneous Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 2/22/11 (02/22/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate suspected telephone wiretapping by a city official and a Perryville resident; police here determined yesterday that a phone conversation between city officials was illegally intercepted...
Award recognition (02/22/11)
Last Thursday at Old Town Cape's annual dinner, the not-for-profit preservation group recognized three individuals and one organization for their efforts to improve the Old Town Cape district. Cindy Buchheit was recognized with the volunteer of the year award. ...
Wisconsin protests are wrong (02/22/11)
President Obama said the budget cuts by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are an assault on unions. I see the union protests as an assault on taxpayers and legally elected representatives. What part of "we have no more money" do these government union employees not understand? What is wrong with union members paying for their own health insurance? I do. What is wrong with union members funding their own pension? I do...
Speak Out 2/22/11 (02/22/11)
IT is sad to see that the Capaha Park pool is going to be torn down, but I realize it's old and that all good things must come to an end. Something that would be nice is if Capaha Park would put in more pavilions for people to picnic at and also to construct nicer play areas for the children...
Prayer 2/22/11 (02/22/11)
O God, may we always avoid corruption and seek your will for our lives. Amen.
ST.MARY DINNER AUCTION THIS WEEKEND!!! (02/22/11)
This Saturday, February 26, 2011, guests will gather for the 21st annual St Mary Cathedral School Dinner Auction to be held at Ray's Conference Center. Guests will enjoy both silent and oral auctions, fantastic food from Ray's, entertainment from the wonderful St. ...
Career/Technology DECA students amass awards (02/22/11)
All nine Cape Career and Technology Center students who competed at the recent DECA District Conference at Southeast Missouri State University earned trophies, and four qualified for State Competition at Lake Ozark next month. Pictured above, front row, left and center: Ron Martin and Devin Rowlett captured Third Place-- Buying and Merchandising Decision Making Event. ...
Father/Daughter Dance (02/22/11)
3rd Annual Father/Daughter Dance The 3rd Annual Father/Daughter Dance will be held Saturday March 5, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. -- 9:30 p.m. at the A.C. Brase Arena. Come and enjoy a night full of fun, excitement, and dancing, complete with refreshments. ...
Cub Scout Fundraiser (02/22/11)
The Cub Scouts of Pack 15 will be hosting a fish fry on Saturday, March 5 from 12-6 at the First Presbyterian Church Activity Building at 232 Broadway. The event is to raise money for adventure day camp fees. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for kids 12 & under. ...
33rd Annual High School Art Exhibition (02/22/11)
Please print the following prior to March 6th: Southeast Missouri State University's 33rd ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION will run March 6th through the 27th, 2011 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at the University's River Campus. The Exhibition Opening, on Sunday, March 6th, from 2:00 -4:00 p.m. will feature the unveiling of this year's exhibition and Announcement of Awards...
Swoboda new commander of 1137th Military Police Co (02/22/11)
KENNETT, Mo. -- First Lt. Nicholas Swoboda, of Jefferson City, has been appointed the new commander for the 1137th Military Police Company in Kennett, Jackson and Doniphan. During the ceremony, the unit guidon was passed to Swoboda to symbolize the transfer of authority and responsibility...
Derrick graduates from military training (02/22/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Pvt. Wesley Derrick, of Jackson, recently completed his military training to become a combat engineer for Missouri National Guard's Headquarters Company, 1140th Engineer Battalion in Cape Girardeau. "I joined the Guard because I wanted to serve my country and provide for my family," Derrick said. "I know I can find a career in the Guard and get a good experience."...
Rivera graduates from military training (02/22/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Pvt. Augustine Rivera, of Cape Girardeau, recently completed his military training to become a utility equipment repairman for Missouri National Guard's Headquarters Company, 935th Aviation Support Battalion in Springfield. "I joined the Guard because I wanted to serve my country and go to college. The Guard let's me do both, I knew it's what I wanted to do," Rivera said...
Neal graduates from military training (02/22/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Pvt. Austin Neal, of Gordonville, recently completed his military training to become a light-wheeled vehicle mechanic for Missouri National Guard's Forward Support Company, 1140th Engineer Battalion in Cape Girardeau. "I joined the Guard because I wanted to follow my grandfather's footsteps. He used to be a sergeant major in the Guard," Neal said. "It's important to me to follow his example and serve my country."...
Dallas Holm in Concert (02/22/11)
Contemporary Christian Artist, Dallas Holm will be in concert at First Baptist Church 1289 Lexington Ave Cape Girardeau, MO Friday, March 11th at 7:00 pm. Dallas Holm is a Dove awarded artist. DALLAS HOLM has garnered numerous awards such as DOVE AWARDS for SONG OF THE YEAR, SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR, MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR, GRAMMY NOMINATIONS, GOLD RECORD, and many number one songs like Rise Again, Here We Are, Face To Face, and To The Glory. ...
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