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Stories from Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ex-investigator chronicles serial killer Krajcir; book to be released today (03/01/11)
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - A retired southern Illinois investigator of a man linked to the killings of nine women in four states in the late 1970s and early 1980s is sharing his chronicle of the case in a new book. WSIL-TV in Harrisburg reports that one-time Carbondale police Lt. Paul Echols' "In Cold Pursuit: My Hunt for Timothy Krajcir - The Notorious Serial Killer" was due out in bookstores Tuesday...
State to hold public hearing on redistricting Thursday in Poplar Bluff (03/01/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- State Rep. John J. Diehl Jr., R-Town and Country, has outlined his schedule for receiving public testimony to help with redrawing Missouri's congressional districts. Diehl, who chairs the House Special Standing Committee on Redistricting, released the schedule for his committee's public hearings to discuss redistricting. State Rep. Todd Richardson of Poplar Bluff, a Republican, is a member of this committee...
Mississippi River at flood stage in Cape Girardeau (03/01/11)
The Mississippi River is in flood stage in some Southeast Missouri counties, prompting a river flood warning and the closure of the ferry between Dorena, Mo., and Hickman, Ky. Flooding the National Weather Service attributes to recent strong storms is minor. But Cape Girardeau, Scott and Perry counties in Missouri, as well as some Illinois counties, are under a flood warning. The river at Cape Girardeau stood at 32.75 feet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Flood stage is 32 feet...
$35,000 grant for elk restoration approved (03/01/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation has approved a state agency's request for $35,000 to implement an elk restoration plan. The Missouri Department of Conservation will use the grant to help pay for elk trapping, holding, disease testing, research, monitoring and transportation...
Business groups seek changes to Missouri's workers' compensation law (03/01/11)
Editor's note: This is the second in an occasional series exploring a legislative agenda of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other business groups known as the Fix the Six campaign. The effort launched in January and addresses six areas where these groups feel Missouri can improve in order to attract and assist businesses....
Cape Girardeau County Commission approves courthouse structural analysis contract (03/01/11)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners approved a contract that would allow an engineering firm to perform a structural analysis on the county's two courthouses. Commissioner Paul Koeper said at a meeting last week that the county wants ASDG, LLC, to identify major concerns with the Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau and the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse in Jackson, and to suggest any repairs and updates that may prolong the life of the structures. ...
Tilley says Mo. House in no hurry on right-to-work bill (03/01/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With legislation that would make Missouri a "right-to-work" state on the fast track in the Missouri Senate, Speaker of the House Steven Tilley, R-Perryville, is in no hurry to proceed with the legislation should it pass the Senate and come to the House. ...
Cape Girardeau School District's building projects on track (03/01/11)
With much of the Cape Girardeau School District's $40 million schools improvement plan taking shape on paper, project leaders provided school board members with the "road map" to completion Monday evening. During a work session before its February meeting, the Cape Girardeau School Board received an update on what is expected to soon be a burst of building activity -- with bids coming in on a number of major projects...
Southeast Missouri State University student pleads guilty to assault in beating case (03/01/11)
A Southeast Missouri State University student's jury trial was canceled Monday after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges at the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse. In exchange for Antonio Garritano's guilty plea, Cape Girardeau County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Angel Woodruff agreed to drop a felony burglary charge originally filed against the defendant...
Missouri House bill would require prescriptions for pseudoephedrine statewide (03/01/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With Missouri again poised to top the list of meth-lab seizures in the U.S., lawmakers have proposed a bill that they think will help the state do away with that dubious distinction -- requiring a doctor's prescription for products containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the manufacture of the illegal and highly addictive drug...
Cape Girardeau seeking feedback from residents on customer satisfaction (03/01/11)
Cape Girardeau residents will have a chance to sound off to city hall this summer through a customer satisfaction survey that will seek opinions on how well -- or poorly -- respondents rate city services. The city council recently appropriated $20,000 to pay for the survey, which is still in the preliminary planning stage, city manager Scott Meyer said Monday. ...
Storms cause outages, drop hail in Southeast Missouri (03/01/11)
A strong line of thunderstorms that came through the area early Monday morning left most of Jackson without power for about an hour. According to a representative at the city's power plant, about three-quarters of the city's electric customers lost power for 50 minutes while crews repaired a transformer damaged by a lightning strike. The outage occurred shortly before 2 a.m...
Missouri tops U.S. in meth lab seizures (03/01/11)
The quantity of methamphetamine laboratories seized in 2010 isn't what some Missouri law enforcement agencies expected and the statistics aren't impressive either, drug task force officials and narcotics investigators agreed Monday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol released the data Friday, revealing that the state ranks No. ...
Sewer work to close portion of William Street (03/01/11)
Both lanes of traffic on William Street, between Sprigg and Frederick streets, will be closed today through Friday, or until sewer repair work is completed. Barricades and signs will be in place to direct traffic...
Poplar Bluff hospital officials file proposal for new facility (03/01/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Friday filed its formal proposal to the state of Missouri to build a $170 million, 250-bed medical campus, making it one of the biggest single corporate investments in Poplar Bluff's history...
Man accused in Cape Girardeau arson pleads guilty to property damage (03/01/11)
A Cape Girardeau man originally accused of setting a fire in his ex-girlfriend's apartment in August pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced misdemeanor charge of property damage. With his plea, Clayton Anderson, 21, admitted to kicking in a window to the apartment at 807 N. ...
West Park Mall owner selling properties (03/01/11)
Centro Properties Group, which owns West Park Mall among its 588 shopping centers in the U.S., has agreed to sell its properties to Blackstone Group LP for $9.4 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. A spokeswoman for Centro would not confirm the sale, however, the Melbourne, Australia-based company on Monday requested the Australian Stock Exchange Limited grant a trading halt of its securities effective immediately, pending an announcement of a potential transaction. ...
Last World War I doughboy, a Missouri native, dies at 110 in W.Va. (03/01/11)
The Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- He didn't seek the spotlight, but when Frank Buckles outlived every other American who'd served in World War I, he became what his biographer called "the humble patriot" and final torchbearer for the memory of that fading conflict...
Mo. House backs phasing out franchise tax (03/01/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri House voted Monday to repeal over five years a state tax on businesses' assets in an effort to boost economic development. The House legislation would reduce Missouri's franchise tax rate and repeal the levy for the 2016 tax year. ...
Largest earthquake in 35 years hits Arkansas (03/01/11)
GREENBRIER, Ark. (AP) -- The central Arkansas town of Greenbrier has been plagued for months by hundreds of small earthquakes, and after being woken up by the largest quake to hit the state in 35 years, residents said Monday they're unsettled by the increasing severity and lack of warning...
Obama: Flexibility is OK, but health care law remains (03/01/11)
WASHINGTON -- Anxious to ease deepening political tensions with the states, President Barack Obama on Monday told governors he wants to speed up their ability to enforce his signature health care law on their own terms. But his concession goes only so far: He warned he won't allow states to weaken the law...
GOP hopefuls cheer for a showdown over spending (03/01/11)
WASHINGTON -- Easy for them to say: Cut spending, no matter what. Don't let the government borrow any more. Shut it down if you have to. While the cast of potential White House contenders tells Congress to get tough, drawing lines in the sand is risky for lawmakers who have to live with the consequences...
Pro-Gadhafi forces fight Libya's rebels (03/01/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- International pressure on Moammar Gadhafi to end a crackdown on opponents escalated Monday as his loyalists fought rebels holding the two cities closest to the capital and his warplanes bombed an ammunition depot in the east. The U.S. moved naval and air forces closer to Libya and said all options were open, including patrols of the North African nation's skies to protect its citizens from their ruler...
Oak Ridge boys basketball team sails into district semifinal (03/01/11)
The Oak Ridge boys basketball team crushed McKinley Classical Leadership 105-31 in a Class 1 District 2 opening-round game.
Leopold boys basketball team clinches spot in title game with win vs. Zalma (03/01/11)
The Leopold boys basketball team defeated Zalma 69-58 in a Class 1 District 3 semifinal Monday.
Delta boys basketball team crushes The Fulton School (03/01/11)
The Delta boys basketball team beat The Fulton School at St. Albans 98-26 in a Class 1 District 2 opener Monday.
Scott County Central girls basketball team kicks into gear after break (03/01/11)
The Scott County Central girls basketball team beat McKinley Classical Leadership 75-33 in a Class 1 District 2 semifinal Monday.
Scott City girls basketball team tames host Saxony Lutheran (03/01/11)
The Scott City girls basketball team defeated Saxony Lutheran 54-37 in a Class 3 District 3 semifinal Monday.
Freshman Long shoots Woodland girls basketball team into title game (03/01/11)
The Woodland girls basketball team beat West County 38-30 in a Class 3 District 3 semifinal Monday.
High school roundup: Oran girls basketball team falls in overtime (03/01/11)
All the scores from Monday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Bell City boys basketball team falters down the stretch (03/01/11)
The Bell City boys basketball lost to Richland 78-60 in their Class 1 District 2 quarterfinal Monday.
Southeast Missouri State baseball team to host undefeated Central Arkansas (03/01/11)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team has posted a 5-2 record this season.
Blues deal Winchester to Ducks for draft pick (03/01/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues have made another trade in a late-season sell-off, sending forward Brad Winchester to the Anaheim Ducks for a third-round pick in 2012. The Blues were 13th in the Western Conference with 65 points, seven points out of the final playoff spot. Before Monday's deal, St. Louis unloaded forward Brad Boyes to Buffalo, and defensemen Eric Brewer and Erik Johnson to Tampa Bay and Colorado, respectively. Brewer had been team captain...
Arm surgery a success for Cardinals' Wainwright (03/01/11)
JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright had Tommy John surgery on his right arm Monday and the team said he would be out 12 to 15 months. General manager John Mozeliak said the surgery went "very well" and that Wainwright is expected to return to the Cardinals spring training facility in a couple of weeks. The surgery was performed by team physician, George Paletta...
Sabres hope former Blues forward Boyes adds offensive punch (03/01/11)
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Terry Pegula's influence and deep pockets as the Buffalo Sabres new owner quickly paid off for the team at the NHL's trading deadline. With Pegula's blessing, the Sabres added forward Brad Boyes -- and what's left of the player's hefty salary -- to a lineup in need of offensive punch in a bid to make one final push for the playoffs...
Berkman homers in Cardinals debut (03/01/11)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Albert Pujols swung at the first pitch he saw in a spring training game, his job with the St. Louis Cardinals in absolutely no jeopardy. Matt Dominguez doesn't have that luxury with the Florida Marlins. Dominguez, trying to win a spot on the Marlins' major league roster, hit a two-run homer in his first plate appearance as Florida opened its formal spring training schedule Monday with a 6-3 win over the Cardinals...
Sheen threatens suit, demands raise (03/01/11)
NEW YORK -- Leave it to Charlie Sheen to upstage the Oscars. A day after Hollywood's biggest show, the troubled actor dominated the headlines with threats of a lawsuit, two riveting morning show interviews, a rambling live stream on an Internet website. And by midday Monday, his veteran publicist had quit...
Blood drive workers aim to make donors comfortable, coming back to give again (03/01/11)
Patience and a personality suited to working directly with the public are what Pat Smith, a blood drive team supervisor for the American Red Cross, uses in her job to keep donors coming back to give again. Smith oversees 10 staff members during drives at high schools, colleges and other public venues...
Gene therapy raises hope for a future AIDS cure (03/01/11)
In a bold new approach ultimately aimed at trying to cure AIDS, scientists used genetic engineering in six patients to develop blood cells that are resistant to HIV, the virus that causes the disease. It's far too early to know if this scientific first will prove to be a cure, or even a new treatment. The research was only meant to show that, so far, it seems feasible and safe...
James Lohmeier (03/01/11)
James Lohmeier, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Aug. 7, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, to Herman Carl and Helen Marie Hanf Lohmeier. Survivors include two brothers, Robert and David Lohmeier of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Nancy Brasher of Southeast Missouri; nieces, nephews and other relatives...
John Eggimann (03/01/11)
John W. Eggimann, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. He was born Feb. 20, 1921, near Whitewater, son of Fred and Lena Scholz Eggimann. He and Irene Nischwitz were married Nov. 5, 1948, at Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville...
Robert Gore (03/01/11)
Robert E. Gore, 70, of Cape Girardeau passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born March 1, 1940, in Rossville, Ill., to Robert M. and Nellie Kennedy Gore. He and Kathleen Grondfeldt were married April 1, 1965, in Illinois...
Jay Rose (03/01/11)
Jay K. Rose, 74, of Whitewater died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at his home. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel, with Mark Claunch officiating. Burial will be in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield, with military rites conducted by Missouri Honors...
Mathel Musgraves (03/01/11)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Mathel Musgraves, 100, of Brighton, Ill., passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Robings Manor. She was born Jan. 24, 1911, near Advance, daughter of Arthur and Bessie Edward Redman. She and Charles Franklin Musgraves were married June 9, 1930. He preceded her in death in February 1987...
Terry Jones (03/01/11)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Memorial services for Terry Lee Jones, 61, of Branson, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church in Chesterfield, Mo., with the Rev. Tom Pfizenmaier officiating. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Troy Cemetery in Troy, Mo., under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson...
Births 3/1/11 (03/01/11)
Son to B.J. Bowlin and Elizabeth Agnes Trankle of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 1:02 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. Name, Jaxon Matthew. Weight, 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Ms. Trankle is the daughter of Robert and Marilyn Trankle of Chaffee, Mo. She is a key manager, bartender and server at Texas Roadhouse. Bowlin is the son of Chester and Tonya Bowlin of Elwood, Ind. He is a bartender, disc jockey and maintenance worker...
Cape Girardeau fire report 3/1/11 (03/01/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/1/11 (03/01/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Jackson police and fire report 3/1/11 (03/01/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Miscellaneous Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 3/1/11 (03/01/11)
A 12-person committee was selected Thursday night as more than 125 sportsmen gathered at the VFW hall in Scott City to discuss the possibility of obtaining a large Department of Conservation lake. Cpl. Ronald W. Jones, a Cape Girardeau County native who has been with the Missouri Highway Patrol for 20 years, has assumed public safety education duties for Southeast Missouri; Jones became assistant safety education officer in September after Sgt. Joe G. Matthews became ill...
Franciscan Mission Week (03/01/11)
While most teenagers would probably rather spend their days off from school in any other number of ways, 25 students from three Catholic schools in the New York City-area recently used their time off from school to join seniors from Notre Dame Regional High School in constructing a Habitat for Humanity home...
Let the vote stand (03/01/11)
I voted for Prop B to require puppy mills to provide clean water and food for dogs. I am appalled that our Missouri Legislature thinks the voters are so stupid they do not understand this bill. The U.S. is not a monarchy. Our elected representatives are not smarter than we are. They claim this bill is trying to prevent Missourians from eating meat...
Speak Out 3/1/11 (03/01/11)
THE teachers' unions have helped bankrupt half the states in the nation. They enjoy benefits that those in the private sector can only dream about, and yet when asked to pay just a small share of those benefits, they protest. Why do they feel that they deserve so much more than the rest of us, particularly at a time when our schools are obviously failing?...
Prayer 3/1/11 (03/01/11)
Thank you, O God, for not giving us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love. Amen.
A NEW BOOK BY LOCAL AUTHOR MARK H. CULBERTSON (03/01/11)
Jackson, MO -- Monday, January 10, 2011-- "The End of the Beginning", a new book release by local Author Mark H. Culbertson, is now available at BarnesandNoble.com and Amazon.com as a digital download. The book, described as a Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction Novel, finds its lead character "Steven Ray" stranded on a space station as Nuclear War erupts between Israel and Iran on the earth spinning below him. ...
Choristers in Gospel Concert (03/01/11)
The Immaculate Conception Church of Jackson Choristers will be part of the church's annual spring concert on Sunday, May 15 at 2:00P.M. in the church sanctuary. This year's concert, "Another Old Time Gospel Hour" will also feature the adult choir, Bells of Joy Ringers, and musicians. Joining the choir and choristers will be The Heartland Pops Chorus. Special guests will be the folk group of Abbey Road Church of Cape Girardeau, now known as "Barefoot On Sunday"...
March 8 is the 100th International Womens Day (03/01/11)
March 8th this year marks a significant anniversary: It is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day! It also marks the achievements of many women, and the efforts, struggles and sacrifices that have brought us so far in this 100 years. As a part of Zonta International, the Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau seeks to advance the status of women worldwide and has made great strides helping women economically, educationally, and professionally. ...
New Bethel Fourth Grade Team (03/01/11)
First Place Team in the Cape Evening Optimist Club Boys' Church League Basketball Tournament -- February 27, 2011
Saint Mary's Fifth Grade Team (03/01/11)
Second Place Team in the Fifth Grade Division of the Boys' Church League Basketball Tournament -- February 27, 2011
Saint Vincent's Fifth Grade Team (03/01/11)
First Place Team in the Fifth Grade Division of the Boys' Church League Basketball Tournament -- February 27, 2011
Saint Vincent's High School Team (03/01/11)
Second Place Team in the high school division of the Boys' Church League Basketball Tournament -- February 27, 2011
Saint Andrew's High School Team (03/01/11)
First Place Team in the high school division of the Boys' Church League Basketball Tournament -- February 27, 2011
Main Street St Mary (03/01/11)
Every town is some ones hometown, this is mine.
Bride in pink shoes (03/01/11)
I took this of our grandson David and his new bride Kyndra by an old barn, in Waukesha , WI
Bride and Groom Kiss (03/01/11)
This was taken of our grandson David and his wife Kyndra on the wedding day, by an old barn in Waukesah, Wi.
Squirrel in Snow (03/01/11)
This picture of this squirrel was taken outside our kitchen window as the snow was melting. He was so cute and played around eating something, I couldn't tell what.
Squirrel in Snow (03/01/11)
(This is a better picture of the squirrel) I took this outside our kitchen window eating something.
Cardinal Spring Training Opening Game (03/01/11)
The Marlins whipped the Cards 6-3 in the Spring Training opener in Jupiter, FL, Monday. Here are photos: http://www.capecentralhigh.com/sports/cardinal-spring-training-opening-game/ The most important numbers were 36-82. That's the afternoon temperatures in St. Louis and Jupiter...
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