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Stories from Friday, February 25, 2011

Census: Cape Girardeau County, city and Jackson show large population growth (02/25/11)
Cape Girardeau County grew by more than 10 percent over the last decade, according to Missouri population totals released Thursday from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Purcell proposes he take on greater oversight of Cape Girardeau County parks to save money (02/25/11)
With Cape Girardeau County parks superintendent Bruce Watkins leaving his position earlier this month, commissioner Jay Purcell has proposed that for the next 30 to 60 days he assume many of the superintendent's duties. Purcell said by taking on these responsibilities and distributing other duties to existing park staff, the county will be able to eliminate the superintendent's position, resulting in a savings to taxpayers of more than $50,000...
Legislator says law won't be changed in response to 2009 Cape shootings (02/25/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Despite a Southeast Missouri family's hope that state lawmakers would consider upping the maximum sentence for conspiracy to commit murder, Republican Stanley Cox, chairman of the judiciary committee, said Thursday there will be no such legislation...
Thursday accident sends Benton woman to the hospital (02/25/11)
A 21-year-old Benton, Mo., woman received moderate injuries following a Scott County accident Thursday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Chassidy L. Ratley hydroplaned, ran off the road and struck a tree one mile west of Vanduser, Mo., on Route DD at 7 p.m...
Area family planning programs face loss of federal funding under House bill (02/25/11)
Health care services for low-income women, including more than 800 in Cape Girardeau, could be eliminated under a continuing budget resolution the U.S. Senate will consider next week. The measure, already passed by the House, eliminates federal funding for family planning programs, including the Women's Wellness Center operated by the East Missouri Action Agency on Linden Street...
Car hits downtown Cape Girardeau business (02/25/11)
The outside of a Cape Girardeau downtown business was damaged Thursday when a motorist crashed into it mid-afternoon. According to Darin Hickey, spokesman for the Cape Girardeau Police Department, a 56-year-old woman and her 30-year-old passenger were driving across the private parking lot of 329 N. Main St. when she lost control of the vehicle and struck the building at 333 N. Main St...
Cape Girardeau native appears on 'Let's Make a Deal' (02/25/11)
Lindsey Davis made a deal on a nationally televised game show and won. Sort of. The Cape Girardeau native who now lives in Los Angeles appeared on "Let's Make a Deal," which aired locally Thursday afternoon on KFVS12. The show, in which contestants dress in outlandish costumes and compete for prizes, is hosted by comedian Wayne Brady. The show is a remake of the 1960s NBC show of the same name...
Cape Girardeau County authorities discover alleged chop shop on Highway 25 (02/25/11)
Cape Girardeau County authorities and the Missouri State Highway Patrol continued Thursday to inspect an abandoned shop on Highway 25 they say has been used to store stolen aluminum semi-trailers.
Three Rivers College increases out-of-district tuition rates (02/25/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Out-of-district students attending Three Rivers College will pay a tuition rate of $117 per credit hour, effective with the 2012 fiscal year. The $10 increase was approved during the Three Rivers College board meeting Wednesday afternoon. The increase will apply to classes at the Cape Girardeau Partnership for Higher Education, where students are charged the out-of-district rate...
Sikeston family farmer earns Friend of the University Award from Southeast (02/25/11)
A longtime Southeast Missouri family farmer with a passion for higher education and the arts will receive the 2011 Friend of the University Award from the Southeast Missouri State University Foundation. Harryette Campbell of Sikeston, Mo., will receive the foundation's highest honor during a ceremony this evening at the Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast's River Campus...
Marble Hill veteran arrested after threatening to harm family, self (02/25/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A veteran returning to his hometown was arrested Wednesday evening after he reportedly held his family at gunpoint and threatened to harm them and commit suicide at the Woodland Inn in Marble Hill. Marble Hill police and the Bollinger County Sheriff's Department responded to the call made by the wife of Travis Reed, a Gulf War veteran, according to sheriff Leo McElrath...
Highway 25 in Cape County reduced to one lane for shoulder repairs (02/25/11)
Highway 25 between County Road 267 and Route P in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane with a 14-foot width restriction Monday while the Missouri Department Transportation crews perform shoulder repairs. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 8 a.m. to noon. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Route Z in Scott Co. reduced for guardrail repairs (02/25/11)
Route Z between Route DD and U.S. 61 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane Tuesday while contractor crews perform guardrail repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. 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 888-275-6636...
Redrawing congressional map will be contentious, lawmakers say (02/25/11)
With the release of 2010 census data, Missouri lawmakers can get to work redrawing the state's congressional district map, a process that some say could become to a contentious turf war as both parties attempt to protect their political interests. The redistricting commission, made up of 28 state legislators and split evenly between Democrats and Republicans, will begin gathering public input from residents across the state over the next two weeks. ...
Open house held at Southeast Cancer Center (02/25/11)
Malden, Mo., children's museum hosting earthquake event for all ages Saturday (02/25/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Coinciding with Earthquake Awareness Month and the bicentennial of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, an awareness event this weekend in Malden aims to teach citizens about earthquake risks and how to prepare for them. Set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bootheel Youth Museum in Malden, the event will feature displays and information about earthquake history, safety and preparedness...
State Rep. Wright to run for Missouri Senate in 2012 (02/25/11)
DEXTER, Mo. -- On the heels of this week's news that Republican Rep. Gayle Kingery from Poplar Bluff has thrown his hat in the ring for Missouri's 25th District State Senate seat comes word that Dexter's Republican Rep. Billy Pat Wright has also joined in the race...
St. Louis-area residents told: Mountain lions back (02/25/11)
KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- Mountain lions are on the prowl in Missouri and even in the St. Louis area, but the Missouri Department of Conservation says residents shouldn't be alarmed. KSDK-TV reports that several people attended a meeting on mountain lions Thursday night in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood...
Census: St. Louis population down 8 percent (02/25/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis is losing residents, according to U.S. Census figures released Thursday, and the population decline goes deeper than being another blow to the proud city's image. The drop will mean a financial loss that could cost the already cash-strapped Gateway City millions of dollars...
Census figures show SW Mo. population growth (02/25/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's population grew by the greatest amounts in southwest Missouri and the outer suburbs of St. Louis during the past decade while continuing to decline in the city's urban core, according to new U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday...
Earliest human remains in U.S. Arctic reported (02/25/11)
WASHINGTON -- Some 11,500 years ago one of America's earliest families laid the remains of a 3-year-old child to rest in their home in what is now Alaska. The discovery of that burial is shedding new light on the life and times of the early settlers who crossed from Asia to the New World, researchers report in Friday's edition of the journal Science...
Air Force awards $35B tanker contract to Boeing (02/25/11)
WASHINGTON -- Capping a decade of delays and embarrassing missteps, the Air Force on Thursday awarded one of the biggest defense contracts ever -- a $35 billion deal to build nearly 200 giant airborne refueling tankers -- to Chicago-based Boeing Co. over European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co...
Space shuttle Discovery launches on final voyage (02/25/11)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Discovery, the world's most traveled spaceship, thundered into orbit for the final time Thursday, heading toward the International Space Station on a journey that marks the beginning of the end of the shuttle era. The six astronauts on board, all experienced space fliers, were thrilled to be on their way after a delay of nearly four months for fuel tank repairs. ...
Toyota recalls 2.17 million vehicles in U.S. (02/25/11)
WASHINGTON -- Toyota Motor Corp. recalled 2.17 million vehicles in the United States on Thursday to address accelerator pedals that could become trapped in floor mats or jammed in carpeting, prompting federal regulators to close its investigation into the embattled automaker...
Judge says WikiLeaks' Assange can be extradited (02/25/11)
LONDON -- Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden in a sex crimes inquiry, a British judge ruled Thursday, rejecting claims by the WikiLeaks founder that he would not face a fair trial there. Assange's lawyer said he would appeal. Judge Howard Riddle rejected claims from the WikiLeaks founder that he would not face a fair trial, saying the allegations of rape and sexual molestation by two women against Assange meet the definition of extraditable offenses and that the Swedish warrant had been properly issued and was valid.. ...
Troopers sent to homes of some Wisconsin Democrats (02/25/11)
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin state troopers were dispatched Thursday to the doorsteps of some of the AWOL Democratic senators in hopes of finding at least one who would come back to allow a vote on a measure to curb the power of public-employee unions...
Saudi man charged with plotting terrorist attack (02/25/11)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- A college student from Saudi Arabia who studied chemical engineering in Texas bought explosive chemicals online as part of a plan to hide bomb materials inside dolls and baby carriages to blow up dams, nuclear plants or the Dallas home of former president George W. Bush, the Justice Department said Thursday...
Gadhafi troops strike back at Libya uprising (02/25/11)
BENGHAZI, Libya -- Foreign mercenaries and Libyan militiamen loyal to Moammar Gadhafi tried to roll back the uprising against his rule that has advanced closer to his stronghold in Tripoli, attacking two nearby cities in battles that killed at least 17 people. But rebels made new gains, seizing a military air base, as Gadhafi blamed Osama bin Laden for the upheaval...
Notre Dame boys basketball team reaches district title game (02/25/11)
The Notre Dame boys basketball team will play Sikeston in the Class 4 District 1 championship game
High school roundup: Chaffee boys basketball team will post first winning mark since 1980 season (02/25/11)
All the scores from Thursday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
OVC honors Colbert, Egbuka with field awards (02/25/11)
Southeast Missouri State received two Ohio Valley Conference indoor track and field postseason awards announced Thursday. One went to a local product and the other to a familiar honoree. Senior thrower Brianna Egbuka, a Central High School graduate, was named female field athlete of the year...
Southeast fails to clinch tourney berth (02/25/11)
Tennessee State handed the Redhawks their fifth straight loss, winning 58-35
Redhawks will host Ball State in three-game weekend series (02/25/11)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team continues its six-game homestand today against Ball State. Southeast and the Cardinals from the Mid-American Conference square off at 3 p.m. at Capaha Field to start a three-game series. There also will be 1 p.m. contests Saturday and Sunday...
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team's comeback falls short (02/25/11)
The Southeast men's basketball team spotted Tennessee State a 24-point lead and lost 57-52
Wainwright lost for season (02/25/11)
JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and miss the entire season. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak confirmed the news Thursday from spring training camp. He said he learned the severity of the injury Wednesday night after the 29-year-old pitcher sought a second opinion from Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles. A surgery date is not set...
The art of inspiration (02/25/11)
I recently had a conversation with an artist who told me he doesn't like to look at work by other artists while he's coming up with his own pieces. He said he didn't want to be influenced by anything anyone else was doing. To his credit, this artist is talented and original...
Smart kitty (02/25/11)
Here's something we can all agree on:My children/grandchildren/pets are cuter/smarter/better than yours. Which leads me to Miss Kitty's latest accomplishment, proving the point I just made above. You already know that Miss Kitty, the calico cat of enormous proportions who generously allows my wife and me to live with her -- and feed her, and pet her, and pamper her, and take her to the vet when needed, and bathe her, and provide laps for sleeping, and make sure the heating pad under her sheepskin sleeping mat is on during cold weather -- is an above-average animal.. ...
Tune Squad likes to have a good time (02/25/11)
A restaurant doesn't serve only one dish for dinner, and the Cape Girardeau band Tune Squad takes the same approach to its music. Tune Squad, composed of Chad Slaten on guitar, Shane Callahan on vocals, Drew Koeppel on bass and Craig Tetley on drums, is storming onto the scene with a blend of cover songs from rock to pop to hip-hop. Tune Squad also features Micah Agnew on several songs as a rapper...
Hollywood rarely crowns British monarchy at Oscars (02/25/11)
LOS ANGELES -- It may seem as though Academy Awards voters would be a bunch of fawning monarchists, considering how often the ceremony has been a love fest for all things English. But British kings and queens generally wind up losers at the Oscars...
Best bet: Cape Girardeau Roller Girls (02/25/11)
In their second major appearance, the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls take on an out-of-town enemy. The Riot at the CG Corral pits the hometown girls against the Southern Illinois Roller Girls for some roller skating fury. During halftime and after the bout, D'jengo Billies will play and entertain the crowd. ...
Opera Bites: Gluck's opera brings Greek tragedy to stage (02/25/11)
On Saturday, the live high-definition broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera will be Christoph Gluck's "Iphigenie en Tauride." The performance begins at noon at the AMC Town Plaza 5 in Cape Girardeau. This opera is one of Gluck's last works. The opera is based on a story from Greek mythology. When the Greeks were preparing to sail to Troy and recapture Helen, their ships were becalmed. In order to stir up the wind, Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter, Iphigenie, to the goddess Diana...
Artifacts 2/25/11 (02/25/11)
Arts and entertainment briefs
William Cease (02/25/11)
McCLURE, Ill. -- William C. Cease, 69, of McClure died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Keller (02/25/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Donald Lee Keller, 69, of Perryville died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at his home. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at Miller Family Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery...
Dewey Cook (02/25/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Dewey Franklin Cook, 76, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at his home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill, and from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at Hurricane Fork General Baptist Church...
Lyle Lambert (02/25/11)
Lyle James Lambert, 92, of Jackson, formerly of Scott City, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Roberts (02/25/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Evelyn M. Roberts, 78, of Cairo died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at the Daystar Care Center in Cairo. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mounds Church of Christ. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow in Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds, Ill., with the Rev. Willie Headspeath officiating...
Jacqueline Mullins (02/25/11)
Jacqueline L. Mullins, 66, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Cape Girardeau, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. Beloved sister of Terry (Charlotte) Wade of Cape Girardeau, Raymond Lacey Jr. and Carrie (Gary) Turner of Kansas City, Mo.; niece of Mildred Gregory and Mary Mason of Seattle, Gilbert Daye of Wichita, Kan.; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and loving friends...
Kenneth Schlegel (02/25/11)
Kenneth Wayne Schlegel, 47, of Farmington, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 24, 1963, in Cape Girardeau, to William A. and Lavada Ann Heuring Schlegel. He and Lisa Moyers were married May 27, 1989, in Cape Girardeau...
Births 2/25/11 (02/25/11)
Daughter to Jason and Amber Weaver of Glenview, Ill., Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Ill., 3:59 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Name, Alana Isabella. Weight, 7 pounds, 5 ounces. First child. Mrs. Weaver is the former Amber Sparks, daughter of Wilburn and Brenda Sparks of Jackson. She is a dialysis nurse with DaVita. Weaver is the son of Marilyn Weaver of Cape Girardeau and Gary Weaver of Austin, Texas. He is a music teacher with Des Plaines School of Music...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/25/11 (02/25/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Cape Girardeau fire report 2/25/11 (02/25/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Jackson police report 2/25/11 (02/25/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Burglary...
Out of the past 2/25/11 (02/25/11)
The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will discuss the possibility of providing funds to help purchase a new firetruck for the city; the department currently uses a 32-year-old, 85-foot aerial ladder; a new 100-foot aerial platform is estimated to cost $400,000...
Entrepreneurship (02/25/11)
Entrepreneurship. It's a dream many have and for varying reasons. But getting a small business started can sometimes be a challenge. That's where the Southeast Missouri State University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship comes in. Last week it was announced the center would expand its highly successful Operation Jump-Start program to four new sites this year through $153,903 in grant funding, care of the Delta Regional Authority...
2010 Toybox project (02/25/11)
It seems my initial letter of appreciation has been lost in cyberspace, but I can't allow another successful Toybox year to go unnoticed. The 2010 Toybox project was a challenge on many levels. From continued poor economic times to increased numbers, it seemed our checkbook was stretched to the limit. Yet once more, the community came through, and we were able to provide toys for more than 1,200 children in Cape Girardeau...
Speak Out 2/25/11 (02/25/11)
IN other communities, cancer screening days are offered where you can get screened for all kinds of cancer, all in one day and only take one day off from work. One of our hospitals should get a head start and have a cancer screening day. Insurance will pay for it now...
Prayer 2/25/11 (02/25/11)
O God, we trust in you with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding. Amen.
Learn About Upcoming Italy Trip at Saint Francis (02/25/11)
Join The Friends of Saint Francis on March 1 to learn about an exclusive tour of southern Italy and Sicily at a special price. The 12-day tour departs September 29 and will visit Sicily, Taranto, the Amalfi Coast and Rome. Travelers will experience beautiful scenery and historic cities, along with wonderful cuisine and regional wine with every dinner. ...
Sen. Crowell to Appointed to Two Committees (02/25/11)
JEFFERSON CITY --Senator Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, has been appointed to the Joint Committee on Gaming & Wagering and reappointed to the Missouri Arts Council. The Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering is a committee of 10 members from the House and Senate. The committee conducts a legislative review of all state authorized gaming and wagering activities, including proposed constitutional and statutory changes or other pertinent information that may affect the integrity of gaming...
Memorial for 401 Hopper (02/25/11)
A Memorial Fund has been setup for Donnie Estes, Cheryl Tally, and Brittany Calhoun, all lost in a house fire earlier this week. All help is greatly appreciated during this sad time. Donations may be sent to: Memorial Fund for 401 Hopper 1st Commercial Bank...
Cardinal (02/25/11)
This cardinal is a regular at my bird feeder. He along with a female cardinal, woodpeckers, and blue birds enjoy the suit placed for them to eat.
'Art for the Heath of It' Exhibit Opens (02/25/11)
The 2011 "Art for the Health of It" exhibit opened with a reception and awards ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 20. Pictured from left: Joyce Miller of SoutheastHEALTH; Amy Pool, executive director of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri; Barbara Ross, artist, Best of Show award winner; Craig Thomas, artist/muralist, Juror's Award winner; David Hammond, artist, Juror's Award winner; Donna Strup, artist/art educator, Juror's Award winner; and Dr. ...
Vintage stock car racing at Arena Park (02/25/11)
I ran across a bunch of vintage stock car race photos from 1966, including this fellow, who used to work in the composing room at The Missourian. http://www.capecentralhigh.com/cape-photos/parks/arena-park-stock-car-races/
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