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Stories from Thursday, April 14, 2011

Aborted takeoff: Commander the second manufacturer to struggle at Cape airport (04/14/11)
When Commander Premier Aircraft Corp. announced it was relocating its manufacturing firm to the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport in 2005, it seemed like the solution to a multimillion-dollar problem. After struggling with lawsuits and a lack of investors for three years, Commander's predecessor, Renaissance Aircraft, had just shut down operations at a 52,000-square-foot facility that the city had borrowed $2.8 million to build. ...
At Show Me Center appearance, Hall of Famer Ripken examines how he set baseball record (04/14/11)
Baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. has eight reasons why he was able to play a record 2,632 consecutive games in his career. But he didn't always have the answers, baseball's "Iron Man" told a crowd of more than 1,200 Wednesday at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. Ripken said he stumbled at first to answer how he broke Lou Gehrig's record 2,130 games...
Shots fired outside Cape business (04/14/11)
Cape Girardeau police were still searching for a vehicle late Wednesday night that patrons of the Discount Smoke Shop said they heard gun shots fired from just before 7:30 p.m. According to Sgt. Jason Selzer, spokesman for the Cape Girardeau Police Department,said shots were reportedly fired from a gold-colored Ford Taurus at another vehicle...
Georgia man charged with fatal Illinois shooting (04/14/11)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- A 24-year-old Jonesboro, Ga., man was arrested early Wednesday on allegations that he shot and killed a 28-year-old Mounds man.
Perryville woman may stand trial on felony stealing charges (04/14/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A felony stealing case could be set for trial soon after a Perry County judge ruled Tuesday that there was enough evidence against Perryville woman to proceed with the case. Associate Circuit Court Judge Michael Bullerdieck bound the case over to division two of the court and Leslie M. French, charged with 32 counts of felony stealing, will appear before a new judge on May 6...
Missouri Senate passes redistricting plan (04/14/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Senate passed a plan Wednesday to redraw Missouri's congressional districts based on the 2010 Census, and some lawmakers expressed hope that a final product could soon be presented to Gov. Jay Nixon. The Senate voted 22-11 for its redistricting map after some members first blocked a vote on a version previously passed by the House...
Mo. lawmakers approve overhauling dog-breeding law (04/14/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to legislation that replaces many of the provisions in a dog-breeding law approved by voters last year. Backers of the law approved by voters argued that Missouri's existing laws were too weak, allowing breeders to keep dogs in stacked cages and exposed to excess heat and cold. ...
Cape Girardeau poised for growth under state economic development plan (04/14/11)
Cape Girardeau is well positioned to benefit from the priorities outlined Monday in a new statewide strategic economic development plan. The plan identifies seven industries poised for growth that the state will invest its resources in. Several are already key contributors to the Cape Girardeau area's economy. The overall industries are advanced manufacturing, energy, bioscience, health sciences, information technology, financial and professional services, and transportation...
Justice Department sues over Cape Girardeau site cleanup costs (04/14/11)
The U.S. Justice Department has filed suit against four companies to recover the cost to clean up contamination at the former Missouri Electric Works Superfund site in Cape Girardeau. The government seeks to recover more than $5.4 million already spent to clean up contamination at the site -- located at 824 S. Kingshighway -- and to make the companies liable for any future clean up costs...
Charges dropped against one of two defendants in kickback case (04/14/11)
Criminal charges filed in February against Rajiv "Reggie" Toprani, owner of the Tennessee-based textile supplier KT America, were dropped Tuesday, lawyers handling the case said Wednesday. Toprani, with Jason Mitchell of Jackson, was charged with felony stealing for participating in an alleged kickback operation where authorities said the two men banked more than $500,000 that belonged to the DeWitt Company in Sikeston, Mo...
Judge turns down challenge to choice of special prosecutor in case against former Carter County sheriff (04/14/11)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- A judge turned down the Carter County's prosecutor's challenge over the appointment of a prosecutor in the drug case against former Carter County Sheriff Tommy Adams on Wednesday. Carter County Prosecuting Attorney Rocky Kingree challenged the appointment of the Missouri Attorney General's Office to handle the case...
U.S. 62 in Sikeston to be reduced for pavement repairs (04/14/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Westbound U.S. 62 -- Malone Street -- in Sikeston will be reduced to one lane today through Wednesday, while contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is between Selma and Pine streets. Weather permitting, work will be done from 7 a.m. ...
Fitness Plus in Cape hosts MFA Central Regional Chapter meeting (04/14/11)
Cyber Crimes Task Force uses technology to catch predators (04/14/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Pedophilia was around long before computers were invented. But "the Internet is what brought it to the forefront," said Det. Scott Phelps, investigations coordinator for the Southeast Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force. Before there were online chat rooms, predators had to physically approach children, often in public places, to lure them away from safety. ...
Missouri governor signs extension of jobless benefits (04/14/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Thousands of Missouri residents cut off of long-term unemployment benefits will soon get federal payments again as a result of legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Jay Nixon. But anyone laid off beginning next week will see their state jobless benefits reduced...
Obama: Cut spending, raise taxes on the wealthy (04/14/11)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama coupled a call for $4 trillion in long-term deficit reductions with an attack on Republican plans for taxes, Medicare and Medicaid on Wednesday, laying down markers for a debate in Congress and the 2012 presidential campaign...
Poll: Americans think tax amounts fair (04/14/11)
WASHINGTON -- For all the complaining this time of year, most Americans actually think the taxes they pay are fair. Not that they're cheering. Fewer people expect refunds this year than in previous years, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. But as Monday's filing deadline approaches, the poll shows that 54 percent believe their tax bills are either somewhat fair or very fair, compared with 46 percent who say they are unfair...
Government wants airlines to repay fee after losing baggage (04/14/11)
NEW YORK -- You've already paid $15, $20, even $35 to check your bag on a flight. Then the airline loses it. You don't even get your money back. The government wants to change that, tackling two of the biggest complaints about the air travel industry -- poor service and the explosion of fees -- at once. Major airlines, which collect $3.3 billion in bag fees each year, are opposed...
Feds: Controller asleep as plane landed in Nev. (04/14/11)
RENO, Nev. -- An air traffic controller was suspended Wednesday after being asleep while a medical flight was landing in Nevada, marking the fifth lapse so far this year among controllers at the nation's airports. Four involved sleeping controllers...
More than 10,000 protest budget cuts at California universities (04/14/11)
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- More than 10,000 people marched, waved signs and occupied buildings at college campuses across California on Wednesday in a show of opposition to state budget cuts to education that could lead to higher tuition, larger class sizes and lower enrollment...
Egypt's Mubarak, sons detained (04/14/11)
CAIRO -- Ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons were detained Wednesday for investigation of corruption, abuse of power and killings of protesters, bringing cheers of victory from activists who hoped it marked a turning point in Egypt's turbulent transition to democracy...
Japan nuclear plant evacuees demanding compensation (04/14/11)
TOKYO -- Small business owners and laborers forced to leave their homes and jobs because of radiation leaking from Japan's tsunami-flooded nuclear plant rode a bus all the way to Tokyo on Wednesday to demand compensation from the plant's operator...
Notre Dame girls soccer team pulls away from Central in second half (04/14/11)
The Notre Dame girls soccer team defeated host Central 4-1 on Wednesday.
Central baseball team tops state's top Class 4 team (04/14/11)
The Central baseball team defeated Francis Howell 7-5 on Wednesday.
Jackson names new girls basketball coach (04/14/11)
Tyler Abernathy will replace Sheila Haertling as the Jackson girls basketball coach.
Notre Dame baseball team rallies to beat Poplar Bluff in 10 innings (04/14/11)
The Notre Dame baseball team defeated host Poplar Bluff 12-10 on Wednesday.
High school roundup: Scott City baseball team jumps Delta in 15-5 win (04/14/11)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Oran baseball team pounds Scott County Central (04/14/11)
ORAN, Mo. -- Oran pushed its season-opening win streak to seven Wednesday afternoon behind a shutout by Zac Chasteen. Chasteen only needed 58 pitches to lead the Eagles past Scott County Central 10-0 in five innings. Chasteen allowed two hits and a walk while striking out five...
Southeast Missouri State baseball team exacts revenge vs. Billikens (04/14/11)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team wrapped up a stretch of nine straight road games with a 6-4 payback win over host Saint Louis University on Wednesday.
Southeast Missouri State roundup: Lewis garners Ohio Valley Conference track honor (04/14/11)
News about the Southeast Missouri State track team and softball team.
Cardinals blast Diamondbacks (04/14/11)
PHOENIX -- Lance Berkman hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Arizona Diamondbacks 15-5 on Wednesday night. Skip Schumaker also homered, Albert Pujols was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, and Cody Rasmus and Gerald Laird both had three hits for the Cardinals, who got their first series win this season...
Saxony Lutheran's production of "The Sound of Music" is a family affair (04/14/11)
You could forgive Jacquelyn Kiefner for having a bit of an identity crisis. The 14-year-old freshman at Saxony Lutheran High School plays both Liesl and Louisa von Trapp alternately in the high school drama club's production of "The Sound of Music."...
who's neXt 4/14/11 (04/14/11)
Honors, Achievements Scholarships The following students received scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2011-2012 school year: -- From staff reports ...
neXt up 4/14/11 (04/14/11)
What's happening this weekend
Rediscovering the thrill of the stage (04/14/11)
I forgot how much I love performing on the stage. During high school I was involved in choir, band and drama, where the goal was to work hard to make something come alive for an audience. At Truman, though, schoolwork is more intense so I haven't been able to keep up with all of these activities. I didn't realize how much I missed the journey from the first rehearsal to the final performance until this past weekend when I got to perform onstage again in Truman's dance recital...
Demons at the door (04/14/11)
April 14, 2011 Dear Julie, Some opponents of a proposition that would have banned smoking in public places in Cape Girardeau demonized the American Cancer Society for contributing thousands of dollars to the campaign. They pointed out that a company that makes a stop-smoking drug is a major contributor to the ACS and therefore has a monetary interest in ACS's success at promoting anti-smoking campaigns...
Clair Uphouse (04/14/11)
THEBES, Ill. -- Clair Uphouse, 76, of Thebes died Wednesday, April 13, 2011, in the emergency room at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Al Foltz (04/14/11)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Al Ray Foltz, 77, formerly of Tamms, died April 11, 2011, at Gracy Woods II in Austin, Texas. Visitation will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville, Texas. The funeral will be at 4:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery...
Robert Sanlin (04/14/11)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Robert Sanlin, 90, of Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, formerly of Mounds, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Friday at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Mounds...
Gene Eddleman (04/14/11)
Lloyd Gene Eddleman, 47, of Whitewater died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at his home. He was born Aug. 1, 1963, in Cape Girardeau, to Wayne Lloyd and Shirley Jean Mungle Eddleman. He and Kimberly Gaye Wright were married May 15, 2010. Gene attended Calvary United Pentecostal Church in Jackson. He was self-employed in the metal recycling business...
Michael Wilson (04/14/11)
Michael Stephen Wilson, 28, of Jackson died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at his home. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time Saturday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau...
Lara Lafoon (04/14/11)
Lora C. Lafoon, 85, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 12, 1925, in Dongola, Ill., the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Claude Combs. She was married to Willis Lafoon, who also preceded her in death...
Herbert Ewing (04/14/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Herbert Halliday Ewing, 93, of Cairo died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 11, 1918, to Virginia Halliday and Edgar Park Ewing of Findlay, Ohio. He was the grandson of H.H. Halliday and Mary Maud Mason. Herb was adopted by Van Andrews upon his marriage to Virginia in 1926...
Donald Freeman (04/14/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Donald Wade Freeman, 64, of Chaffee died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Jan. 10, 1947, in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Ulyess Lee and Helen Mae Thomas Freeman. He and Ruth Ann Puckett were married March 1, 1968...
Clyde Wadlow (04/14/11)
Ira Clyde Wadlow, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Aug. 30, 1941, in Glover, Mo., to Ira and Georgia A. Bone Wadlow. He and Shirley Ann Nabe were married Jan. 1, 1971, in Cape Girardeau. She died Sept. 2, 2007...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/14/11 (04/14/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 4/14/11 (04/14/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Jackson police/fire reports 4/14/2011 (04/14/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests FIRE Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 4/14/11 (04/14/11)
Construction work is underway on a 5.3-mile stretch of Highway 177 between Fruitland and the Procter & Gamble Paper Products Co. plant; the project will involve construction of a 24-foot-wide concrete pavement and a new bridge. Under a recommendation made by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, promoters who plan events at Arena Park may be sharing their profits with the city of Cape Girardeau when they use the racetrack and grandstand; currently, no fee is charged for their use, but the board will recommend that 10 percent of the gross receipts from the gate and concessions be charged in the future.. ...
Prom season (04/14/11)
Prom season is upon us with several schools having hosted their big dance over the past few weeks and many more in the weeks ahead. While the night is a highlight for many students, there are some warnings parents and organizers should heed before the festivities commence...
High-priced lunch for jurors (04/14/11)
Recently some people I know were involved in a jury trial in Cape Girardeau County. It was a change of venue from Perryville, Mo. During the lunch break the jurors were taken to a local restaurant at the taxpayers' expense. The total bill was $179. All the government entities, from the local level to Washington, D.C., are hurting for money. ...
Speak Out 4/14/11 (04/14/11)
I am so glad the smoking ban failed. I quit smoking 35 years ago. However this was about property owners' rights, not smoking. This was a left-wing power grab just like global warming and Prop B. Benjamin Franklin said those that would give up freedom for security deserve neither...
Prayer 4/14/11 (04/14/11)
O Lord, may we seek wisdom and use good judgment in the decisions we make. Amen.
Classic Creole Author to Give Demo at Southeast (04/14/11)
On Thursday, April 21, noon to 1:00 in the University Center's 3rd floor Lounge, Ann Cuiellette Marr, author of "Classic Creole: A Celebration of Food and Family," will demonstrate how to make New Orleans Bread Pudding. The event is free and open to the public...
Cape Central CIA team is District Champs (04/14/11)
The Cape Central High School Scholar Bowl Team, known locally as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), turned their recent first place invitational tournament win into a District Championship at North County on Saturday, defeating the host school in the finals by a score of 310-280. ...
Fun Day with the Guard at Kelly High School (04/14/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Soldiers of the Headquarters Company, 1140th Engineer Battalion and Company E Recruit Sustainment Program recently hosted a Fun Day with the Guard for the students of Kelly High and Kelly Middle Schools. The day was meant to show the kids some of the cool things the Guard can do, said Staff Sgt. Steve Bell, a recruiter at the Cape Girardeau armory...
Kyle Perry earns Ph.D in mining (04/14/11)
In December, 2010, Jackson High School graduate Kyle A. Perry received his Ph.D in mining engineering from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Perry is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky, and resides in Lexington, KY with his wife, Callie and son, Rodrick...
A new approach to veterans' justice (04/14/11)
During a recent meeting held at the Capitol office of state Rep. David Day, R-Dixon, a new justice model for military veterans that is taking root across the nation was the topic of an energized discussion. Representatives from the Silver Star Families of America, the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, and Office of State Courts explained the benefits yielded by adopting a state veterans' court model...
Dexter Choir Director To Be Honored (04/14/11)
DEXTER, Mo. - For nearly 30 years there has been friendship, fun times, achievements, and dedication within the Dexter High School Choirs. And now, as she prepares to step down and retire after a highly successful career, MaryRuth Boone's students have something they would like to say to the DHS choral music director: "Thank you."...
Local Child's Wish Comes True (04/14/11)
Broeden "Brody" is a normal, athletic and shy 9 year old who had his world turned upside down last summer. During baseball season, his parents noticed him looking at the pitcher out of the corner of his eyes when he was at bat. Brody told his parents he was having double vision, and after a trip to the eye doctor and an MRI scan, he was diagnosed with DIPG, an inoperable malignant brain tumor. ...
Program on Disaster Preparedness at Library (04/14/11)
The Cape County Tea Party will present a program on disaster preparedness and survival in Cape Girardeau's Public Library on Saturday, April 16. The program starts at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend the program where the Red Cross and others will discuss the issue. This program is part of a continuing effort by the Cape County Tea Party to deal with local community concerns and find solutions. Last month, speakers presented opposing views on Cape Girardeau's proposed smoking ban...
MO National Guard's Richardet earns promotion (04/14/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Eric Richardet, of Perryville, was recently promoted from the rank of staff sergeant to sergeant first class in the Missouri Army National Guard. Richardet has been with the National Guard for 14 years. He is a combat engineer with Headquarters Company, 1140th Engineer Battalion in Cape Girardeau...
Missouri National Guard's Sisk earns promotion (04/14/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Corey Sisk, of East Prairie, was recently promoted from the rank of private to private first class in the Missouri Army National Guard. Sisk has been with the National Guard for one year. He is a military policeman with Headquarters Company, 1140th Engineer Battalion in Cape Girardeau...
Wesley UMC Announces Holy Week Events (04/14/11)
Come and join us for a Holy Week Celebration. Wesley UMC Fruitland will host a variety of events to celebrate Easter Week beginning with Maundy Thursday Service on Thursday, April 21st. This service will begin at 7 p.m. On Holy Saturday, April 23rd, the Wesley Choir will present an Easter Cantata complete with praise and worship music and a dramatic reading of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The cantata will begin at 7 p.m...
Scott City Fire Victims Family Benefit (04/14/11)
On February 22, 2011, we lost the lives of three amazing people due to a tragic fire: Donnie Estes, Cheryl Talley, Brttany Calhoun, and her dog, Cobain. Donnie's wife, Norma Estes, has suffered several burns due to the fire. To raise funds for funeral and medical costs, Outlaw Offroad Park will be holding a benefit for the family on Saturday, April 23, 2011. ...
Successful youth hunt for 8 year old! (04/14/11)
Tyson Loper of Oran, son of Drew and Melissa Goodale, killed 23 pound turkey on Sunday April 10th, 2011 at his great-grandparents farm in Whitewater, MO accompanied by his Uncle Bill Loper, also of Oran.
Charleston Dogwood/Azalea Festival 2011 (04/14/11)
The Rowe home in Charleston, Mo.
Charleston Dogwood/Azalea Festival 2011 (04/14/11)
The Charleston Dogwood/Azalea Fest 2011.
Charleston Dogwood/Azalea Festival 2011 (04/14/11)
The Charleston Dogwood/Azalea Fest.
Charleston Dogwood/Azalea Festival 2011 (04/14/11)
The Charleston Dogwood/Azalea Fest.
Charleston Dogwood/Azalea Festival 2011 (04/14/11)
The Charleston Dogwood/Azalea Fest.
Doris' Antiques Closing (04/14/11)
Doris' Antiques, a fixture on Good Hope since 1981, is having all its contents auctioned April 16. http://www.capecentralhigh.com/cape-photos/doris-antiques-closing-doors/ Feisty owner Doris Bentley is in a nursing home in Springfield, Mo., a nearby merchant told me...
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