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Stories from Thursday, March 31, 2011

State lawmaker wants Noranda electricity discount tied to jobs (03/31/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The price one company pays for electricity in Missouri could be tied to the number of jobs it supports in the state under legislation being filed Thursday. Tennessee-based Noranda Aluminum has about 900 workers at smelting facility in New Madrid. It pays less for electricity than residential customers under an exception in state law...
Meadow Heights bond issue would keep tax rates the same, pay for improvements (03/31/11)
No frills, just immediate needs. That's how officials in the Meadow Heights School District describe Tuesday's bond issue before voters. "We're not doing anything extravagant, just things to keep our facilities and programming going," said Dan Tallent, president of the Meadow Heights School Board...
Cape airport could lose $1.5 million in airport subsidy under House bill (03/31/11)
Cape Girardeau Regional Airport travelers could see doubled air fares or, worst-case scenario, the loss of an airline under a bill being debated in Congress that would phase out more than $1.5 million in local federal transportation subsidies.
9 of 10 least healthy counties are in Southeast Missouri (03/31/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nine of the 10 unhealthiest Missouri counties are in the southeast part of the state, according to a study released Wednesday.
Study: Large part of state economy tied to health care (03/31/11)
A study by the Missouri Hospital Association shows the business of providing health care continues to grow while other businesses struggle. About one-eighth of the state's economy is tied to its hospitals, according to the study prepared by the Community Policy Analysis Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia...
Businessman, retired officer cite town knowledge as key to aldermen seat (03/31/11)
A retired Jackson police officer and a Jackson businessman are vying for a seat on the city's board of aldermen left vacant by Dale Rauh, who decided not to seek re-election. Ron Clark, 57, and Tom Kimbel, 64, say their knowledge of the community, although obtained different ways, makes them the best candidate for the position residents will vote to fill April 5...
Scott City School Board approves dress code for teachers (03/31/11)
One of the more prevalent complaints about the Scott City School District's unified dress code, at least of late, has been that what applies to students should also apply to teachers. "I feel that if our children are given a list that says what they can and cannot wear, I want to see the dress code list for the faculty," wrote one recent contributor to the Southeast Missourian's Speak Out...
Safety committee discusses earthquakes (03/31/11)
Southeast Missouri public safety personnel and Cape Girardeau School District leaders in came together Wednesday at a district safety committee, where several speakers expressed concern for earthquake preparedness in schools. Speakers included Cape Girardeau County emergency operations director Richard Knaup, American Red Cross director of emergency services Jamie Koehler and Mark Winkler, Region E coordinator for the State Emergency Management Agency. ...
Cape Girardeau man sentenced to prison for robbing elderly neighbor (03/31/11)
A 35-year-old Cape Girardeau man was denied placement in a drug-treatment program and sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday for a June 2010 robbery. Circuit Court Judge Benjamin F. Lewis said Teen Challenge was not appropriate for the violent crime committed by Steven McMeans...
Area school district cuts five certified positions due to budget cuts (03/31/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Poplar Bluff School District has been forced to let five people go as it trims about 45 positions in an attempt to balance next year's budget. The remainder of the staff affected by these cuts, designed to save R-I approximately $1.5 million, have been transferred to appropriate positions when other employees have voluntarily left the district, according to administrators...
Caruthersville man charged with stabbing father, attacking police (03/31/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A Caruthersville man is in custody after allegedly stabbing his father several times with a knife. At around 1:49 p.m. Tuesday, Caruthersville police responded to a fight that was in progress where one of the subjects was armed with a knife, according to a news release from City Marshal Chris Riggs. ...
Man arrested after body found on Poplar Bluff parking lot (03/31/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Doniphan, Mo., man was arrested and booked on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter and probation violation after an elderly man was found dead behind a Poplar Bluff building that once housed a hotel. An autopsy was to be performed Wednesday morning in Farmington, Mo., on the 68-year-old Poplar Bluff man found dead early Tuesday morning behind the former Pear Tree Inn on North Westwood Boulevard...
Candidate questionnaire: Harley Eddleman (03/31/11)
NAME: Harley Eddleman, Jr. AGE: 61 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Jeanie (wife), Ashley (son) OCCUPATION: Retired teacher EMPLOYER: Promotional Advertising Consultants PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT: Served one three-year term on Woodland R-4 board...
Candidate questionnaire: Keith Brotherton (03/31/11)
NAME: Keith Brotherton AGE: 53 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Shirley Brotherton Molly Brotherton Katelyn Brotherton Matthew Brotherton OCCUPATION: Senior vice president/loan officer EMPLOYER: Security Bank and Trust Company...
Pavement work being done in Perry County (03/31/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Northbound Interstate 55 in Perry County will continue to be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. The work zone is from Highway 51 to the Ste. ...
Interstate 55 reduced for pavement repairs (03/31/11)
Southbound Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau and Perry counties will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction next week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. The work zone is from Route M to Route B. Weather permitting, the work will done from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 5 p.m. Thursday. Signs will mark the work zone....
Cape Girardeau house fire ruled accidental (03/31/11)
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department was still investigating the cause of a house fire on the city's south side early Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the fire around 10:45 a.m. to find light smoke showing from several windows and the roof, according to Battalion Chief Brad Dillow...
Missouri House panel proposes new congressional districts (03/31/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri House committee is proposing to consolidate the two congressional districts in St. Louis into a single district. Missouri is losing one of its nine seats in the U.S. House because of population changes. The legislature is creating the new district boundaries, and the House committee unveiled its proposed map Wednesday. ...
Plane revelations dog McCaskill (03/31/11)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Claire McCaskill once turned a political opponent's use of a plane to her advantage. Now she's seeing the issue from a different vantage point. With a tough re-election race in 2012, the Missouri Democrat has come under heavy criticism for her use of a plane she owns with her husband. ...
Talks to prevent shutdown resume, 'making progress' (03/31/11)
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden reported "good progress" Wednesday in budget talks to prevent a government shutdown next week as congressional negotiators began work on a proposal for around $33 billion in spending cuts over the next six months -- considerably less than tea party activists demanded...
Libya's foreign minister heads for England, announces his resignation (03/31/11)
LONDON -- Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa arrived in the U.K. on Wednesday and is resigning from his post, Britain's government said. Moussa arrived from Tunisia at Farnborough Airport, about 35 miles southwest of London, the Foreign Office said in a statement, adding that he traveled here under his own free will...
Gadhafi's forces pound rebels (03/31/11)
AJDABIYA, Libya -- Moammar Gadhafi's ground forces recaptured a strategic oil town Wednesday and moved within striking distance of another major eastern city, nearly reversing the gains rebels made since international airstrikes began. Rebels pleaded for more help, while a U.S. official said government forces are making themselves harder to target by using civilian "battle wagons" with makeshift armaments instead of tanks...
Scientists' readings could add to debate on radiation (03/31/11)
VIENNA -- Recent radiation readings outside the exclusion zone around Japan's nuclear disaster show radiation substantially higher than levels at which the U.N. nuclear agency would recommend evacuations, agency officials said Wednesday. The comments could add to the debate over how far people need to stay away from Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex, which was crippled in the country's March 11 earthquake and tsunami...
Cat's purr rivals traffic for loudness (03/31/11)
LONDON -- A gray-and-white tabby by the name of Smokey has cat-apulted to fame with purring so loud it has been recorded at a potentially record-setting 73 decibels. The British community college that measured the sound said it peaked at 16 times louder than that of the average cat. By some estimates, that is about as noisy as busy traffic, a hair dryer or a vacuum cleaner...
High school roundup: Jackson boys, girls track teams cruise to wins (03/31/11)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State baseball team rides pitchers' one-hitter to 2-0 victory (03/31/11)
Five Southeast Missouri State pitchers combined to pitch a one-hitter Wednesday in a 2-0 victory over Mid-Continent University.
Southeast Missouri State football team set to open spring practice (03/31/11)
Tony Samuel enters his sixth spring practice as the Southeast Missouri State football coach. This one is different than the rest because it marks Samuel's first spring following a winning season.
Southeast Missouri State softball team shows big improvement (03/31/11)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team already matched last year's OVC win total
Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team to send three to regional meet (03/31/11)
The Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team fell a bit short of qualifying for regional competition for the second consecutive year under coach Kristi Ewasko. But the Redhawks still will be well represented at Saturday's NCAA South Central Regional in Norman, Okla...
Painter spurns Missouri men's basketball team, signs Purdue extension (03/31/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For a school that makes no secret of its desire to join college sports' elites -- and its willingness to spend freely in that quest -- Missouri's weeklong search for its next men's basketball coach is off to a rocky start...
Area digest 3/31/11 (03/31/11)
Saxony Lutheran sophomore Collin Sprandel recorded a hole-in-one while playing during a Crusaders match at Southern Oaks Country Club. The ace came on hole No. 9, which was playing 175 yards. It's the first hole-in-one of Sprandel's career. Bob Hedden used an 8-iron to card a hole-in-one at Kimbeland Country Club...
Season 11 begins with intrigue for Pujols (03/31/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols is about to begin what could be his final season with the St. Louis Cardinals. The team expects a rousing welcome for the three-time NL MVP, even though he's playing hardball off the field. Year 11 for Pujols, all with the Cardinals, begins today against the San Diego Padres. His first decade with the franchise is among the best in major league history, with a solid string of .300 averages with 30 home runs and 100 RBIs...
Blues blow out Red Wings (03/31/11)
DETROIT -- The St. Louis Blues took full advantage of a backup goalie and another netminder making his NHL debut. Cam Janssen and Chris Porter scored for the first time this season, helping St. Louis beat the Detroit Red Wings 10-3 on Wednesday night...
101 Fun Things To Do: Plenty of chances for nature lovers to have a good time (03/31/11)
1. Trail of Tears State Park in Cape Girardeau County. The 3,415-acre park is a memorial to the Cherokee Indians who lost their lives in a forced relocation, as well as a place for visitors to participate in a variety of outdoor adventures including hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing and picnicking...
101 Fun Things To Do: How to find fun for the whole family (03/31/11)
21. Held July 15 at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau, the Southeast Missourian Jr.'s annual Park and Rec Day is a free day of fun just for kids. The event has fun games, activities and prizes. 22. Kentucky Dam Village is one of three state resort parks near Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, a 170,000-acre wooded peninsula bound by Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Special events held there include a spring craft festival and a car show in August...
101 Fun Things To Do: Destinations for shopaholics (03/31/11)
41. Laclede's Landing, 710 N. Second St., St. Louis. A collection of warehouses and cobblestone streets dating to the 1850s. Today, this area houses a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues, carriage rides and a riverboat casino. 42. St. Louis is home to multiple malls and other great shopping opportunities, including Union Station...
101 Fun Things To Do: Fun things to entertain and inform history buffs (03/31/11)
47. BOLLINGER COUNTY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY in Marble Hill, Mo. Check out dinosaur artifacts from a local dinosaur dig, American Indian artifacts, Will Mayfield College artifacts and alternating regional exhibits of historical significance...
101 Fun Things To Do: Fun things for a couple's night on the town (03/31/11)
69. Memphis, Tenn. With 50 unique attractions, including music museums, art galleries, pro-sports arenas, Mississippi riverboat tours, the Memphis Zoo, voodoo shops and even downtown fortune tellers and palm readers, you don't have to look hard for quirky, fun, exciting things to do in Memphis...
101 Fun Things To Do: Fairs, events and more in Southeast Missouri (03/31/11)
83. Fort D Days at Fort D Historic Site in Cape Girardeau offer Civil War re-enactments and other activities at the historic earthworks fort in south Cape Girardeau. 84. Southeast Missouri State University plays host to the talented artwork of area high school students at the High School Art Symposium each spring. Amazement over the abilities of the students is guaranteed...
Jackson teens chosen for national choir (03/31/11)
A big adventure in the big city was a "life-changing" experience for three Jackson Middle School teens. Megan Hawk, Emily Smith and Kailey Stanek recently traveled to Chicago to participate in a national honor choir. The seventh-graders spent four days at the American Choral Directors Association national conference...
Hooked on Science: Build a film canister rocket (03/31/11)
Have you ever wanted to create a rocket? All you need are a few materials from around the house. STEP 2: Place one of the Alka-Seltzer tablets into the film canister, snap on the lid, and quickly flip it upside down. Carbon dioxide gas is produced as a result of a chemical reaction between the water and Alka-Seltzer tablet. The carbon dioxide gas builds up pressure until there is enough force to launch the film canister into the air...
Who's next 3/31/11 (03/31/11)
Scholarships Lauren Goehring of Cape Girardeau Central High School plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia. Kevin Flesher of Central High plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University. Eric Schott of Central High plans to attend Missouri Southern State University...
Doctors connect teen depression, Facebook (03/31/11)
CHICAGO -- Add "Facebook depression" to potential harms linked with social media, an influential doctors' group warns, referring to a condition it says may affect troubled teens who obsess over the online site. Researchers disagree on whether it's simply an extension of depression some teens feel in other circumstances, or a distinct condition linked with using the online site...
neXt up 3/31/11 (03/31/11)
"Hop," rated PG @ Cape West 14 Cine "Source Code," rated PG-13 @ Cape West 14 Cine "Insidious," rated PG-13 @ AMC Town Plaza 5 "The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile," Xbox 360 "Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do!," Xbox 360...
Paying the piper (03/31/11)
March 31, 2011 Dear Leslie, The city is huffing and puffing these days over a proposal to ban smoking in restaurants and bars. Voters will decide next week. I just returned from Ireland, a country that banned smoking in public buildings seven years ago. The pubs are still full. Smoking seems not to be missed...
Spring brings beginnings and endings (03/31/11)
With the arrival of spring comes warmer air, green grass and spring sports. But as sports are picking up with practices and games, many clubs are finishing their seasons. In early spring students begin practicing for various sports such as baseball, softball, track and soccer and not too much later they are having games. Students are constantly having practice and getting ready for that next game...
Elizabeth Revelle-Perry (03/31/11)
Elizabeth Rose "Betty" Revelle-Perry, 80, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born March 6, 1931, in St. Louis, daughter of Adam and Rose Cousins Schaeffer. Elizabeth worked at the former Florsheim Shoe Co. in Cape Girardeau more than 20 years. She also was a riverboat cook for Cargill Carriers until retiring in 1984...
Charlotte Edmonds (03/31/11)
Charlotte Gale Edmonds, 70, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Life Care Center. She was born Jan. 10, 1941, at Neelys Landing, to William "Bill" and Daisy Dunn McClard. She and Victor Macke were married May 10, 1967. She and Tom Edmonds Sr. were married July 11, 1983. He passed away April 24, 1997...
Bernard Goskie (03/31/11)
Bernard Lyle "Bernie" Goskie, 91, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Marble Hill, Mo., died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Oct. 15, 1919, in Thebes, Ill., son of John and Ethel Cox Goskie. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, the former Merle Mae Harlan; a sister, Juanita Vail of Grassy, Mo.; four children, Troy Goskie (Gloria) of Eugene, Ore., Diana Beattie (Don) of Jackson, Gina Sinecki (Scott) and Mitch Goskie (Jeanne) of Nashville, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.. ...
Richard Walker (03/31/11)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Richard Walker, 67, of McClure died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Jan. 13, 1944, in Jonesboro, Ill., son of William Henry and Elnora Elizabeth Reynolds Walker. He and Kaye Moore were married April 5, 1968, in Cape Girardeau...
Zettie Adams (03/31/11)
Zettie Adams, 50, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. She was born April 13, 1960, in Cape Girardeau, to Buddy Johnson and Jeanetta Adams. Survivors include her mother, Jeanetta Adams of Cape Girardeau; two sons, Timothy Adams of Nashville, Tenn., Josh Adams of St. ...
James Blattel (03/31/11)
James George Blattel, 89, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Scott City died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Life Care Center. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Births 3/31/11 (03/31/11)
Son to Ray Carl and Brittany Dawn Smith of Jackson, Southeast Hospital, 11:52 a.m. Friday, March 11, 2011. Name, Mason Carter. Weight, 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Smith is the former Brittany Doza, daughter of Greg and Darla Macke of Cape Girardeau and Dwayne and Dana Doza of Bloomsdale, Mo. She is employed at Pie Bird Cafe. Smith is the son of Ray and Linda Smith of Scott City. He is employed by AT&T...
Jackson police and fire report 3/31/11 (03/31/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/31/11 (03/31/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 3/31/11 (03/31/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 3/31/11 (03/31/11)
Cape Girardeau voters will go to the polls tomorrow to elect a mayor, three city council members and two school board members; depending upon the outcome, there could be as many as four new faces on the seven-member council. A report from the Kansas City engineering firm of Black and Veatch, presented to the Cape Girardeau City Council, recommends a $457,000 storm-water relief project as the best alternative in terms of cost-benefit ratio to alleviate flooding along the lower portion of Cape LaCroix Creek.. ...
Smoking ban a limit on freedom but a big step forward for Springfield (03/31/11)
Editor's note: Springfield, Mo. will be voting on its version of a smoking ban next week. Here is the editorial that ran in the Springfield News-Leader on Sunday. As members of civilized society, we all accept limits on our freedom. We know we can't drive 60 mph in a school zone...
Hospitals' impact (03/31/11)
Missouri's hospitals produce many quality employment options and are a strong economic driving force for local communities. A recently released report from the Community Policy Analysis Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the Missouri Hospital Association noted that health care expenditures accounted for 17.6 percent of the country's gross domestic product in 2009...
Secondhand smoke perils (03/31/11)
I would like to add yet another comment to the smoke-free Cape Girardeau discussion. Smokers would have us believe that what they do is not harmful to others. I can assure you that they are lying to themselves and the rest of us. I am living proof of the horrible damage it does. For many years I worked where smoking was allowed and lived with a heavy smoker...
Facts on smoking debate (03/31/11)
I grow weary of the arguments put forth by the vote no people regarding the proposed smoking ordinance. Anyone who truly wants the facts needs to research this important issue rather than listening to false statements and allegations. First and foremost, the issue is about health -- of workers and patrons. ...
Ban's economic impact (03/31/11)
The petition ordinance to ban all smoking in Cape Girardeau, slated for Tuesday's ballot, was not written by concerned local citizens. It is a widely distributed template document from the "Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights" website. There may be members of the local Breathe Easy steering committee who own restaurants or bars in Cape Girardeau, I do not know. Yet this organization claims that local businesses will see no adverse economic impact after their proposed smoking ban takes effect...
Madison on private property (03/31/11)
In 1787, James Madison, in the Federalist No. 10 paper, addressed a general issue that will be voted on at the April 5 election: what happens when the majority disregards rights of property and makes a law specifically to harm some minority group? He wrote that "measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority. ...
Prayer 3/31/11 (03/31/11)
Thank you, O Heavenly Father, for forgiving us when we fail. Amen.
SEMO Recruit Earns State Title (03/31/11)
Arielle Bulls, a 2011 Southeast Gymnastics recruit, recently competed in the Georgia State Championships. Bulls won the Individual Titles in Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, and Floor Exercise. She was also named the Georgia Level 10 All-Around Champion...
whatchamacallit car (03/31/11)
I took this while on vacation up in MI. This is our daughter Debbie standing by a vehicle that we could not decide what to call it. But is was a site to behold.
OLD GLORY AT TWILIGHT (03/31/11)
I took this from our patio as the sun was setting. I thought it was impressive because the flag means so much to me. Every time I see it pass by at a parade or see them flying at Cape County Park, a lump forms in my throat and I think of all our service men and women who have fought and died for this grand old flag. And I thank God for everyone of them who has made our country what it is today. Never let us forget what this flag stands for and always honor it...
One happy Stuart (03/31/11)
This is our Flamepoint Siamese Stuart showing just how happy he is!!!
Thought on opening day (03/31/11)
All of the talk about the Cardinals opening day reminded me that I had a 1949 Chicago vs Cardinals program in a scrapbook my folks had put together for me. I also had a souvenir bat and pennant in the back of the sock drawer from those days. http://www.capecentralhigh.com/sports/1949-st-louis-cardinals/...
St. Mary's Bringing Up Grades (BUG) (03/31/11)
Alice Niswonger, Kiwanis member waiting to present the BUG certificates at St. Mary's Elementary School.
Recipients of BUG Certificates at St. Mary'sSchool (03/31/11)
Recipients of the Bringing Up Grades (BUG) at St. Mary's Elementary School. The Program is sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Kiwanis Club.
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