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Stories from Monday, April 11, 2011

Kinder to talk health care on Fox News tonight (04/11/11)
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder will talk about health care reform in a 9:20 p.m. appearance on Fox News, the Republican said via Twitter today. Kinder will appear on "On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren," where he is expected to talk about a legal opinion on the federal health insurance mandate issued by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster...
News conference with cross-country horse riders postponed (04/11/11)
A news conference scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus with a couple riding coast-to-coast horse riding promoting their Hearts Up Ranch charity has been postponed due to inclement weather and rescheduled to Tuesday at 11 a.m. The riders will cross the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge into Illinois after the news conference with Mayor Harry Rediger...
Missouri bill would close some crime scene images (04/11/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Some Missouri lawmakers want graphic photos and videos from crime scenes to be exempt from the state's public records laws. A House bill sponsored by Henry County Republican Scott Largent would make photos or videos closed records if they depict a person who has been decapitated or dismembered or if the genitals are exposed...
Area county using power plant waste to fill potholes (04/11/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- One public entity's waste can be another's road material. During their regular meeting Thursday, Mississippi County commissioners said the county road and bridge department has found a new filler for temporarily fixing potholes: slag from the Sikeston Power Plant...
Local home sales up so far in 2011 (04/11/11)
Local home sales are increasing in 2011, even without last year's tax incentives for first-time homebuyers. More houses are selling and they're selling at higher prices in 2011, according to Multiple Listing Service statistics for the Cape Girardeau County area...
Crowd at Storytelling Festival's final day happy to be in on the secret (04/11/11)
Dressed casually, most in jeans and tennis shoes, the featured tellers at the fourth Annual Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival could have been anyone off the street. Joel Rhodes, co-producer of the festival, told the Sunday afternoon crowd at the River Campus that the tellers make everyone feel like they have a story to tell and they make it look easy...
Horseback riders continue coast-to-coast trip with stop in Cape Girardeau (04/11/11)
A Wyoming couple's coast-to-coast horse ride will continue today in Cape Girardeau as Richard and Jeannette McGrath ride from Gordonville across the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge in an effort to raise awareness for their ranch. The ranch, which the McGraths named Hearts Up Ranch, was an idea the couple had as a way to pay forward the kindness they've received from God, the couple says on is website, www.heartsupranch.com....
Filibuster deal leaves schools worrying about funding cuts (04/11/11)
As the political dance continues in Jefferson City, Mo., Southeast Missouri superintendents are left wondering what the standoff between the filibuster four and Gov. Nixon will mean to their district's budgets. On Thursday, four Republican senators upset about federal spending ended a filibuster against legislation renewing long-term jobless benefits, after the Senate voted to cut state jobless benefits by six weeks, to a maximum of 20 weeks. ...
Area districts favor bill requiring schools to report teacher sex abuse (04/11/11)
A bill that would hold school districts accountable for failing to notify the state and fellow school systems about teacher sexual abuse allegations involving students has the general support of administrators at some of Southeast Missouri's biggest school districts...
Noranda fighting electric increases (04/11/11)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Noranda Aluminum Inc., one of the state's largest power users and an economic engine in Southeast Missouri, says its electric rates are unfairly high and that increases in those rates threaten its viability. However, a study from the Missouri Office of Public Counsel showed that Noranda pays less than its fair share and that the company's current rates are $26 million too low, according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
Nixon, Kinder now share travel trouble (04/11/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder suddenly has a lot more in common with Gov. Jay Nixon -- and that could make Kinder's likely challenge of Nixon a bit more complicated in the 2012 elections. What Missouri's top two executives share is some heavy baggage when it comes to their travel at taxpayers' expense...
White House: Obama to lay out spending plan (04/11/11)
WASHINGTON -- One budget deal down, President Barack Obama and Congress began to pivot Sunday from the painful standoff over this year's spending to a pair of defining debates over the nation's borrowing limit and the election-year budget. Much will be revealed at midweek, when the House and Senate are expected to vote on a budget for the remainder of this fiscal year and Obama reveals his plan to reduce the deficit, in part by scaling back programs for seniors and the poor. ...
Tornado destroys dozen or more blocks in Iowa town (04/11/11)
MAPLETON, Iowa -- Jamy Garden's house began to rumble with the approach of a tornado that at one point measured three-quarters of a mile wide. Then the windows shattered, spraying her with glass. Using her cellphone as a flashlight, she fled to her basement and called her grandparents in tears...
Red River Valley flood fight shifts north of Fargo (04/11/11)
FARGO, N.D. -- The Red River Valley flood fight shifted Sunday from the cities of Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., to rural areas north of the north-flowing river, which crested Saturday night in Fargo at its fourth highest level in recorded history...
Gasoline prices jump 19 cents a gallon (04/11/11)
CAMARILLO, Calif. -- The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 19 cents over the past three weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices now puts the average price for a gallon of regular at $3.76. Analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that price is 91 cents higher than it was this time last year...
Authorities investigate Hawaii blast that killed 5 (04/11/11)
WAIPAHU, Hawaii -- Investigators plan to question officials at an ordnance disposal company today to try to determine the age and type of fireworks inside a storage bunker that exploded, killing five workers and injuring another, a fire official said...
Critics fault retired justice over ethics (04/11/11)
WASHINGTON -- Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor continues to hear cases in U.S. appeals courts, while also playing a role in public policy issues. Her critics say she should do one or the other, but not both. O'Connor, 81, was forced to apologize for 50,000 recorded telephone calls made to Nevada voters in which she supported a ballot measure to change the way state judges are selected. ...
Ceremonies mark month since tsunami hit (04/11/11)
RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan -- Somber ceremonies and moments of silence were planned Monday to mark one month since a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's northeast coast, killing as many as 25,000 people. But with thousands of bodies yet to be found, a tsunami-flooded nuclear power plant still spewing radiation and more than 150,000 people living in shelters, there was little time for reflection on Japan's worst disaster since World War II...
African Union says Libya has accepted cease-fire plan (04/11/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- A delegation of African leaders said Sunday their Libyan counterpart, Moammar Gadhafi, accepted their "road map" for a cease-fire with rebels, whom they will meet today. They met hours after NATO airstrikes battered Gadhafi's tanks, helping Libyan rebels push back government troops who had been advancing quickly toward the opposition's eastern stronghold...
Lewis breaks school record in 200 meters (04/11/11)
Jerika Lewis broke the school record in the 200 meters to highlight a strong showing by Southeast Missouri State track and field athletes at Saturday's Tom Botts Invitational hosted by the University of Missouri. Lewis, a sophomore, was a double winner as she also captured the 400 meters...
Southeast Missouri State sweep softball series vs. TSU (04/11/11)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team routed host Tennessee State 10-0 on Sunday to notch its first Ohio Valley Conference series sweep in nearly two years. Southeast, which won both ends of Saturday's doubleheader, last swept an OVC series May 3, 2009. That victim also was TSU...
Southeast Missouri State baseball team wins finale of three-game series (04/11/11)
Southeast beat Tennessee Tech 13-8 after dropping a doubleheader Saturday
Scott takes two firsts at national meet (04/11/11)
Susan Beth Scott of Cape Girardeau won the 100-meter freestyle Saturday at the 2011 Can Am Paralympic Swimming National Championships in Minneapolis. Scott won in a time of 1 minute, 1.71 seconds to upset world record holder and defending world champion Summer Mortimer of Canada...
Schwartzel birdies final four holes to win Masters (04/11/11)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The finishing touch of a most amazing Masters was Charl Schwartzel slipping into a green jacket. Until that moment late Sunday afternoon, everything else at Augusta National was up for grabs. The roars came from everywhere, for everyone, and never stopped...
Cardinals shake bad start for a day (04/11/11)
St. Louis snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory
Southeast Missouri State plans busy weekend (04/11/11)
Southeast Missouri State certainly won't be lacking for activity this weekend. The campus will be buzzing with a myriad of events highlighted by the fourth annual Walk for Women's Athletics and the first Athletic Alumni Weekend. Walk for Women's Athletics was started by Southeast associate director of athletics Cindy Gannon, who wanted to provide an event that would raise awareness of Southeast's women's athletic program while also raising money for the university's athletics scholarship fund to benefit both female and male athletes.. ...
Chick-fil-A gets demolition, building permits (04/11/11)
The City of Cape Girardeau has issued a demolition permit for the former Pizza Inn building to make way for a Chick-fil-A restaurant, 3333 Gordonville Road, at the intersection of William Street and Saint Francis Drive. Chick-fil-A has also been issued a building permit to start construction on the 4,596 square-foot restaurant...
Talking Shop with John M. Thompson, Bank of Missouri president (04/11/11)
John M. Thompson, president of Bank of Missouri, knows that if the community where he lives is successful, then his bank will be too. Throughout his career in finance, he's been dedicated to working to improve his community in a variety of ways, from serving on the SEMO Port Authority board to coordinating fundraising drives for local Boy Scouts...
People on the move 4/11/11 (04/11/11)
Denise Myers of Jackson has joined Alliance Bank in Cape Girardeau as a mortgage loan originator. She brings five years in mortgage lending experience, having last worked at Regions Bank as a mortgage lending officer. "Denise has a great reputation among real estate agents because she is diligent in taking and processing applications for timely loan closings," said Kevin Greaser, Cape Community Bank president...
J.W. Poe (04/11/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- J.W. Poe, 84, of Chaffee, died Sunday at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Ferrell Shelton (04/11/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ferrell Shelton, 84, of St. Louis died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Hutchens Mortuary in Florissant, Mo. Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church in Ferguson, Mo...
Mark Hopkins (04/11/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Mark R. Hopkins, 63, of the Atlanta area, passed away April 10, 2011, at home following his courageous battle with cancer. He graduated with honors with an interior design degree from the Memphis, Tenn., College of Art in 1971. ...
Dennis Sprandel (04/11/11)
Dennis D. Sprandel, 73, of Jackson passed away Saturday, April 9, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 25, 1938, in Beatrice, Neb., son of C.W. and Edna Wieting Sprandel. He and Elizabeth "Betty" Palisch were married on July 6, 1958, in Jackson...
Lloyd Seabaugh (04/11/11)
Lloyd Edward Seabaugh, 87, of Jackson died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at The Monticello House in Jackson. He was born April 28, 1923, in Sedgewickville, Mo., to Willis E. and Sophia Barks Seabaugh. He married Geraldine Doggett on Nov. 14, 1944. She died Feb. 4, 1996. He then married Clara L. Biri Miller on May 4, 1997, in Chicago...
Jack Conrad (04/11/11)
Truman "Jack" Conrad, 82, of Jackson passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Jackson Manor. He was born July 31, 1928, at Sedgewickville, Mo., son of L. Vern "Coonie" and Naomi Conrad. He and Marie Hartle were married June 30, 1969. Growing up in a small country town Jack's mother would ask him to go and kill a chicken for Sunday dinner, and he would take his shotgun with him to the chicken coop and pick out a chicken and would kill only the chicken he picked out with the shotgun...
Jackson fire report 4/11/11 (04/11/11)
Jackson firefighters responded to the following call Friday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 4/11/11 (04/11/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/11/11 (04/11/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 4/11/11 (04/11/11)
Fred Hutson, an environmental specialist with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, says an out-of-town owner of a vacant lot that has become a dumping ground for discarded building materials and other trash and debris is in violation of the state's landfill laws; the DNR plans to send a letter to the owner of the land just west of Lorimier and south of William Street, asking him to clean up the property and restrict its access...
Educator awards (04/11/11)
Five Jackson educators were recently recognized in the 2011 Jackson Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year awards ceremony. Nominated by their colleagues and selected by the chamber education committee, this year's class of award winners have nearly 100 years of combined teaching experience...
Compromising on the smoking issue (04/11/11)
I believe that they should have made a compromise on the smoking ban. I agree, as a smoker, that there should not be smoking in restaurants because of children and some adults. I do believe that smoking should still be allowed in bars. Cape Girardeau should have made efforts to please both sides of the vote, like making designated smoking areas in bars with vents instead of trying to ban it all together -- an action that leads people to feel their rights are being taken away from them. ...
Speak Out 4/11/11 (04/11/11)
I think they should put a license plate on all the scooters. They're like a motorcycle, and they use them in the streets. Just think of what Missouri could come up with in license fees, I'd say maybe $5 for a year or $10 per year for a permit. That would bring a lot of revenue in, what we need really badly in the state -- especially for our streets and roads...
Prayer 4/11/11 (04/11/11)
O Lord, may our love abound more with knowledge and all discernment. Amen.
Cape Central High's Hurt signs to play soccer (04/11/11)
Cape Central High School (CHS) senior Jesse Hurt recently signed to play soccer for the Missouri Valley Vikings at Marshall, MO. Pictured seated with Jesse are his parents Mark and Jan Hurt. Standing are CHS Head Soccer Coach Dan Martin, CHS Principal Dr. ...
Franklin Elem kids to the rescue, called "heroes" (04/11/11)
When a student fell and was hurt on the Franklin Elementary School playground recently he was not severely injured, but did require several stitches. Two of his friends, Deautryus Curry and Donta Depree, were playing nearby and kept very cool heads, according to Franklin Counselor Debra Rau. ...
Sierra Greaser Wins Handwriting Award (04/11/11)
Sierra Greaser, a 4th grade student at St. Mary Cathedral School in Cape Girardeau, has just been named a State Finalist in the Zaner Bloser Handwriting Contest. She is a Top 16 Finalist out of 220,000 handwriting entries from around the state. She received a gold medallion for her award. Her teacher, Mrs. Hoffmeister, as well as her school also received awards. The overall award winner will be named in May. Sierra is the daughter of Bryan and Nancy Greaser of Cape...
Girardot Chapter Members Attend IAAP Leadership Workshop (04/11/11)
On April 9, 2010 five members from the Girardot Chapter, Cape Girardeau: attended the St. Louis Chapter IAAP Leadership Workshop -- "Leading with Passion, Finding Your Purpose" at Energizer on the Maryville University Campus, St. Louis. Attending were: Rhonda Zeilinger, CPS/CAP, President; Doris Dumey, CPS/CAP, Vice President; Marge Phillips, CPS/CAP, Treasurer; Brenda Glastetter, CPS/CAP, Certification CPS/CAP Service Chair; and Michelle Overbeck, CPS/CAP, Finance and Budget Chair. ...
Notre Dame 50 year class reunion (04/11/11)
Notre Dame class of 1961 held their 50th reunion on April 8 and 9 in Cape. They toured the River Campus and new Notre Dame, attended the Notre Dame play "Throughly Modern Millie", and had dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Cape. Classmates came from as far away as Arizona, Texas, and Washington...
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary's Adorable Adoptable (04/11/11)
My name is Milo and I'm a real sweetheart of a cat. I am used to living inside a house, sleeping in bed, and curling up in a lap to watch tv. Being born in 2009, I'm still a kitten at heart. I'm sure you'll find I'm quite the charmer. I am available for adoption at Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary, 573-243-9823. Please view other adorable adoptables at safeharboranimalsanctuary.org...
Riding at Camp Sacajawea (04/11/11)
Members of Girl Scout Troop 50336 getting ready to ride the horses at Camp Sacajawea.
Photo Mission (04/11/11)
Sometimes, it's difficult to tell if a person is enjoying their airplane ride, sometimes it's not. High over Horse Shoe Lake, Kate Norman expresses her opinion of open-cockpit flying on a beautiful Spring evening.
Turkey Hunt (04/11/11)
Peyton shot a 24lb turkey with a 10 3/4 beard opening morning of Youth Season! Congrats Peyton!!!
Colon Cancer Awareness Events at Saint Francis (04/11/11)
On Friday, April 15, Saint Francis Medical Center's new Center for Digestive Diseases will host two EPIC digestive health events -- the second annual Colon Cancer Awareness event from noon to 6 pm, and the Center for Digestive Diseases open house from 4 to 6 pm. Both events will be held at 28. S. Mount Auburn Road...
CHS Donates $1,200 to Safe House for Women (04/11/11)
CHS held their annual Big Man on Campus contest raising $1,200 for Safe House for Women. Pictured left to right Cortney Brown, Katherine Rollins, Harlie Waldon, Linda Garner (Safe House for Women, Executive Director) Christen Limbaugh, Ellen Garrett, and Nita Dubose (School Sponsor) 2011 winner was Will Anderson. Thank you for all of your hard work and support!...
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