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Stories from Monday, February 28, 2011

Southeast Missouri man pleads guilty in connection with crash that killed wife (02/28/11)
GREENVILLE, Mo. -- A Clubb, Mo., man was sentenced to prison Friday after pleading guilty to causing the death of his wife, who was riding in his car when he crashed it near Greenville in September. Daniel J. White, 27, pleaded guilty as charged to the felonies of first-degree involuntary manslaughter and possession of a controlled substance before Associate Circuit Judge Randy Schuller, according to Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney Bob Ramshur...
Doctor charged with sexually abusing patients waives preliminary hearings (02/28/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A former Poplar Bluff doctor will stand trial in Butler and Dunklin counties on charges he inappropriately touched female patients. Accompanied by attorney Kyle Warren, Dr. Martin McDonald, 52, appeared Thursday afternoon in a Butler County courtroom for a preliminary hearing in his case before Associate Circuit Judge John Bloodworth...
Missouri seeks young adults to work in state parks (02/28/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri officials are holding a series of job fairs at state parks seeking young adults for summer employment at the venues. The state plans to hire several hundred people ages 17 through 21 for temporary jobs in maintenance, restoration, interpretation and social media at the parks. The program is designed to give young adults job skills and encourage them to enjoy the outdoors. Missouri had a similar program last summer...
Gas prices significantly higher than they were a year ago (02/28/11)
Drivers are feeling the pain at the pump, as prices rose about 20 cents a gallon in the past week. "Seventy-five dollars doesn't fill up the tank anymore," said Missy Buckner of Scott City as she shoved a gas nozzle into the tank of her Suburban at Kidds on Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. With four children taking part in many after-school activities, she said, she fills up her tank at least once a week...
Inmates at Charleston turning rescued dogs into adoptable pets (02/28/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Derek Holmes takes his role as dog handler seriously. The Southeast Correctional Center inmate recently purchased "The Dog Bible." The canine reference book aids Holmes and his cellmate/fellow dog handler Ricky Kidd in adjusting the training of their Chihuahua mix, Lil' Bill, to meet the needs of the dog training program, Puppies for Parole...
Project helps former inmates close on homes (02/28/11)
Strolling his porch, which wraps around all but one side of his historic granite home in Pilot Knob, Mo., Robert Eckert is still in awe that he'll never be writing a rent check again. Sure, he has his monthly house payments to send to the bank and other bills to pay, but those don't worry Eckert much. The 49-year-old ex-offender doesn't feel like he's throwing away his money anymore and feels lucky to be providing for his disabled wife and son in a way he never thought he'd be able to...
Cape Girardeau students to join orchestra for Tuesday concert (02/28/11)
Junior high school orchestra students like Alex Gentle are accustomed to performing in front of small audiences of parents and grandparents in school auditoriums, not large concert halls. But the eighth-grade cellist and his classmates in Steve Shaffner's Cape Girardeau Central Junior High orchestra will perform at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra...
Cape area experiences second round of fraudulent telephone calls to restaurants (02/28/11)
The culprit in a telephone scam that affected local restaurants earlier this month -- the second time since November -- remains unknown to area authorities, who said last week they were never called to investigate the incident. Amy Morris, supervisor of the environmental department at Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, said whoever was making fraudulent phone calls this month was targeting Chinese and other ethnic restaurants...
Jackson soon to consider space for elementary students (02/28/11)
As Lance McClard puts it, space is at a premium at Jackson's public elementary schools. McClard, a fourth-grade teacher at West Lane Elementary, says storage rooms have been converted into educational space and the computer lab is now mobile. "We've got enough space for our students to be able to walk around, but if we had another class I don't know quite where we would put them," said McClard, who also serves as president of the Jackson Community Teachers Association...
Send-off for next Honor Tour will be April 29 in Dexter (02/28/11)
DEXTER, Mo. -- It's a first for Dexter and an honor that for several Missouri veterans, may be the greatest honor they've ever had. For the past four years, Rob Callahan and Tucker Davis, both employees of First Midwest Bank at Poplar Bluff, and Rob's wife Donna, have spearheaded an effort to take as many World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II Memorial that was put into place at the nation's capitol in 2004...
Lawmaker files new nuclear power plant legislation (02/28/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri lawmaker has proposed legislation that adopts new consumer protections while allowing utilities to charge electric customers for some costs of developing a nuclear power plant. The legislature is considering whether to let power companies recoup from their customers the cost of getting an early site permit for another nuclear power plant. ...
Missouri hospital helps train military personnel headed for combat zones (02/28/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Air Force Dr. Dan Bruzzini sits behind a one-way mirror prepared to provide a handful of military medical personnel a glimpse of what they can expect once deployed to "bad-guy land." On a table in the adjacent room, a sheet covers a $250,000 mannequinlike machine that resembles a young child with a bad belly wound and a less obvious head injury...
Protesters refuse to leave Wis. Capitol (02/28/11)
MADISON, Wis. -- A few hundred pro-union protesters left the Wisconsin Capitol peacefully Sunday, but police stood by as hundreds more remained in defiance of a deadline state officials set for clearing the building after a nearly two-week sit-in...
Libyan rebels brace for attack (02/28/11)
ZAWIYA, Libya -- With residents shouting "Free, free Libya," anti-government rebels who control this battle-scarred city nearest to the capital deployed tanks and anti-aircraft weapons Sunday, bracing for an attack by troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. Politicians in the opposition stronghold of Benghazi, meanwhile, set up their first leadership council in a step that could lead to an alternative to the regime...
Tunisia's president names nation's new prime minister (02/28/11)
TUNIS, Tunisia -- Tunisia's interim president chose a former government minister as a new prime minister on Sunday, appealing for a return to calm following new violent protests that have been hobbling this North African country since the ouster of its longtime autocratic leader...
North Korea threatens to attack South Korea, United States (02/28/11)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea threatened Sunday to enlarge its nuclear arsenal and mercilessly attack South Korea and the United States, as the allies prepared to start annual joint military drills that the North says are a rehearsal for an invasion...
Redhawks score 22 runs in rout of Ball State (02/28/11)
Saturday's error-filled, 13-inning loss to Ball State had no lingering effects on the Southeast Missouri State baseball team. The Redhawks bounced back in a big way Sunday, romping 22-8 at Capaha Field to take two of three games in the series. "Yesterday was a real tough one," senior left fielder Michael Adamson said. "It was good to see us get a good, quality win."...
Redhawks end 2-3 in Ole Miss Classic (02/28/11)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team finished the Ole Miss Red & Blue Classic in Oxford, Miss., with Sunday's 4-2 loss to host Mississippi. Southeast went 2-3 in the three-day tournament and is 3-7 on the season. The Rebels are 5-11. The Redhawks outhit Mississippi seven to six. Junior Evan Sallis paced Southeast with two hits. Senior Nicole Troncoso and junior Cheyenne Gipson drove in runs...
Flames blank Blues 1-0 (02/28/11)
CALGARY, Alberta -- Miikka Kiprusoff made 27 saves for his fifth shutout of the season and David Moss scored the only goal and the Calgary Flames defeated the St. Louis Blues 1-0 on Sunday...
Berkman deals with sore elbow in practice (02/28/11)
The Cardinals launch their exhibition schedule today
Southeast men rejoin title hunt in Nashville (02/28/11)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team isn't heading into the Ohio Valley Conference tournament with the momentum it wanted after losses at Tennessee State and Austin Peay. But the Redhawks at least are headed to this week's event in Nashville, Tenn., something a Southeast men's hoop squad had not been able to accomplish since the 2006-07 season...
'King's Speech' wins best picture, 3 other Oscars (02/28/11)
LOS ANGELES -- "The King's Speech" was crowned best picture Sunday at an Academy Awards ceremony as precise as a state coronation, the monarchy drama leading as expected with four Oscars and predictable favorites claiming acting honors. Colin Firth as stammering British ruler George VI in "The King's Speech" earned the best-actor prize, while Natalie Portman won best actress as a delusional ballerina in "Black Swan."...
List of 83rd annual Oscar winners (02/28/11)
2. Actor: Colin Firth, "The King's Speech." 3. Actress: Natalie Portman, "Black Swan." 4. Supporting actor: Christian Bale, "The Fighter." 5. Supporting actress: Melissa Leo, "The Fighter." 6. Directing: Tom Hooper, "The King's Speech." 7. Foreign language film: "In a Better World," Denmark...
Talking shop with Mike Unverferth of CPU Inc. (02/28/11)
Mike Unverferth, director of sales and marketing at CPU Inc., has helped his clients tackle technology since computers first started appearing in Cape Girardeau businesses. Today he enjoys using the latest technology to help CPU customers make their businesses more efficient and effective...
Chick-Fil-A to be built at Pizza Inn location (02/28/11)
A building permit application for a free-standing Chick-Fil-A has been filed at city hall, confirming rumors about the restaurant circulating around Cape Girardeau for months. Chick-Fil-A will be at 3333 Gordonville Road, at the intersection of William Street and Saint Francis Drive. ...
People on the move 2/28/11 (02/28/11)
Cape Girardeau obstetrician and gynecologist Dianne S. Woolard, MD, will open a new practice in April in partnership with the Southeast Medical Group. The practice, Southeast Obstetrics & Gynecology, will be in the Southeast Medical Plaza, 1723 Broadway, Suite 315. ...
Mary Lee (02/28/11)
Mary Ann Lee, 80, of Jackson, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. She was born Dec. 6, 1930, daughter of the late James Alexander and Edna Burris Alexander. She was united in marriage to Ivan Lee on Dec. 18, 1948, at Malden, Mo...
Doris Young (02/28/11)
Doris Jean "Dottie" Young, 68, of Jackson, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Sept. 27, 1942, in Randles, to Paul and Nancy Pauline Bonds Tweedy. She and Buddy Joe Young were married Dec. 22, 1961. He preceded her in death Oct. 11, 2002...
Jay Rose (02/28/11)
Jay K. Rose, 74, of Lake Girardeau died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at the family home. He was born in Portageville, Mo., on April 30, 1936, to the late Willie Lee and Mary Pyles Rose. He married Wilma Lacy on Aug. 18, 1990. He was a retired construction worker from Local 282 out of Cape Girardeau. He lived in the Lake Girardeau area for more than 30 years. He was also a member of Lake Girardeau Assembly of God Church...
George Burpo (02/28/11)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- George Herman Burpo, 63, of East Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at his home. He was born Oct. 7, 1947, in Cairo, Ill., to James Aubrey "Dink" and Mardell Orene Cook Burpo. He and Sharon Delane Baugher Shelton were married May 9, 1981, at Chaffee, Mo...
Joseph Merk (02/28/11)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Joseph M. Merk, 92 of Jonesboro died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the Rev. Scott Harner officiating...
John Eggimann (02/28/11)
John Eggimann, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
James Lohmeier (02/28/11)
James Lohmeier, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Cape Girardeau police report 2/28/11 (02/28/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Assault...
Cape Girardeau fire report 2/28/11 (02/28/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Jackson police and fire report 2/28/11 (02/28/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Theft Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 2/28/11 (02/28/11)
The state of Missouri has accepted Cape Girardeau County's offer of land adjacent to Memorial Park near the Interstate 55-U.S. 61 intersection for the site of a new veterans home; the state will build a 150-bed facility on the 21.39-acre site. The inability of a private contractor operating Cape Girardeau's air traffic control tower to obtain the required amount of liability insurance has prompted city officials to consider lowering the requirement from $20 million to $1 million...
Firefighter training (02/28/11)
It's not often that firefighters have an opportunity to train in the way several departments in the area have been able to in recent weeks. But thanks to Isle of Capri and the need to clear ground for the new $125 million casino in Cape Girardeau, more than 100 firefighters in the area have had an opportunity to hone their skills in a controlled environment...
Merchants of doubt (02/28/11)
A sure sign of late winter is that schools run short of snow days, and more 'climate change is a hoax' messages appear in Speak Out. In 2010 a popular book entitled "Merchants of Doubt" was published. In it the authors study such issues as smoking, ozone depletion and climate change, and show the remarkable similarities in each story. ...
Speak Out 2/28/11 (02/28/11)
I have been in this area for a while, and I'm finally beginning to figure a few things out. You have to pay the corporate executives exorbitant salaries so we retain the top talent, but apparently we can get better teachers by paying them less. It's perfectly fine to be "pro-life" and also be pro-war and pro-death penalty. ...
Prayer 2/28/2011 (02/28/11)
Almighty God, in you alone we place our trust. Amen.
2nd Annual Southwestern IL Artifact Show (02/28/11)
Members of the Illinois and Greater St Louis Archeological Society would like to invite you to their 2nd Annual Indian Artifact Show to be held on Saturday, April 9th from 8am to 3pm at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex just North of Sparta IL off of IL Rt. ...
Rubbermaid Donates Items to Shelter. (02/28/11)
Rubbermaid recently donated some items to the Sikeston Community Sheltered Workshop. Items included 5 gallon water coolers, various shelves, storage units, and suit bags. Linda Ivester a Rubbermaid employee presented the items to Harvey Cooper, Sikeston Community Shelter Manager...
Rubbermaid Continues to Donate to Schools!!! (02/28/11)
Rubbermaid donated a 5-gallon water jug to Woodland School. Here is Cindi Brown, Rubbermaid employee making the presentation to Elaine Lasher who is the Athletic Director for Woodland School.
Wind damage at Auto Trim Design (02/28/11)
Cleanup of our showroom began after we arrived at work. We had ceiling tiles down and water in the showroom this morning.
Wind damage at Auto Trim Design, Cape 2/28/11 (02/28/11)
Wind damage at Auto Trim Design 2/28/11. Part of roof peeled back and water in our showroom.
Tommy Monroe gets 10-point buck (02/28/11)
Tommy Monroe, 11, killed this 10-point buck during the 2010 gun deer season. He is the son of Robert and Kelly Monroe of Cape Girardeau and the grandson of Danny and Carolyn Monroe of Cape Girardeau.
Visitors Tour the Southeast Cancer Center (02/28/11)
Visitors tour the Southeast Cancer Center on Sunday,Feb. 27,2011, and get a first-hand look at the 54,000 square foot facility, including these infusion bays where patients receive chemotherapy treatments.
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