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Stories from Tuesday, April 19, 2011

House, Senate still at odds on redistricting (04/19/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The standoff over the congressional redistricting map continues. One day after a summit meeting at state Republican Party Headquarters, Missouri House leaders are still waiting to hear from the state Senate on whether or not it will grant the House's request to convene a conference committee and hammer out differences between the House and Senate maps. ...
Cropdusters clip wings while in air; one goes down near I-55 (04/19/11)
NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) -- Federal investigators will be looking into an accident involving two crop-dusting planes in Southeast Missouri. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens says the planes clipped wings in the air before going down near Interstate 55 around 6:30 p.m. Monday...
Wet weather delaying farmers' corn planting (04/19/11)
Local farmers are struggling to get this year's corn crop planted as the ground stays soggy. Showers or storms are forecast for each of the next six days, which is likely to push planting back even farther, according to Anthony Ohmes, regional agronomy specialist with the University of Missouri Extension Center...
Cape Girardeau City Council looks at rental inspection program (04/19/11)
A cursory drive-by of Cape Girardeau's 6,000 or so residential rental units by city inspectors has revealed at least 86 cases where landlords are failing to meet even the most minimum of property standards. And those are just the ones that can be seen from the outside...
Carter County sheriff's arrest shows extent of meth's reaches in Missouri (04/19/11)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- One county on the edge of the Missouri Ozarks seemed oddly immune to the scourge of methamphetamine ravaging the state, boasting few meth raids or arrests in recent years. Some residents now think they know why, after a meth bust landed the Carter County sheriff himself in jail...
Ag, animal groups announce deal on Mo. dog law (04/19/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Some Missouri agriculture and animal advocacy groups say they have agreed on a new plan to rewrite a voter-approved law imposing restrictions on dog breeders. The announcement Monday comes only days after the Legislature gave final approval to a bill that would repeal and replace key parts of the dog-breeding law passed last November. Although approved by both the House and Senate, that bill has not yet been delivered to Gov. Jay Nixon...
Big Brothers Big Sisters initiative finds success in Cape schools (04/19/11)
Ashley Beggs has seen some troubled children in her time as executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri. She also can tell you plenty of stories about the resiliency of the human spirit. For Beggs, the story of two little boys who desperately needed the stability of their Big Brothers particularly stands out...
New Frisbee golf course to open at Capaha in May (04/19/11)
Another golf course is coming to Cape Girardeau, but this kind has nothing to do with clubs, little white balls or even an infamous player named Tiger. The city of Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri State University have partnered to install a $10,000 disc golf course, commonly called a Frisbee golf course, that is expected to open at Capaha Park within the next three weeks...
Riverside Regional Library gives annual report to county commission (04/19/11)
The leadership of the Riverside Regional Public Library touted the facility's expansion of programs like author visits, storytelling and crafts as indicators of progress made over the last year Monday. Nancy Howland, director of the library, gave the library's annual report to the Cape Girardeau County Commission. Howland said with the new age of electronic book downloads, it is important for the library to offer patrons experiences they cannot receive online...
Cape school's special education program meeting its goals (04/19/11)
Serving 608 students from early childhood to high school, Cape Girardeau School District's special education program is meeting its goals, but diminished funding remains a concern, according to a school system official. Deena Ring, the district's director of special services, provided the Cape Girardeau School Board a program evaluation at Monday evening's board meeting, among three program assessments on the agenda...
Route O in Perry County to close for pipe replacement (04/19/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route O in Perry County will be closed from Route K to County Road 628 Thursday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe underneath the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 4/19/11 (04/19/11)
Action from Monday's Cape Girardeau City Council meeting
Illinois man dead after Interstate 55 accident (04/19/11)
An Illinois man was transported to a hospital with serious injuries Monday afternoon following a rollover accident on Interstate 55. The man, in his mid-50s and driving a Chevrolet truck, veered off the left side of the interstate and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to overturn near mile marker 104. The man had to be extricated from his vehicle, drawing law enforcement from Jackson and fire crews from Jackson and Cape Girardeau...
Superintendent Jim Welker receives honor from Missouri Association of School Administrators (04/19/11)
Jim Welker, superintendent of the Cape Girardeau School District, has been recognized by the Missouri Association of School Administrators for outstanding performance as a new superintendent. Welker received the award last month from the association, and a similar honor on Thursday at the 51st Annual Recognition Banquet at the Show Me Center. ...
Louisiana company chosen to consult for Jackson metering infrastructure project (04/19/11)
A committee made up of Jackson city staff members chose to offer the consulting service of Utility Works in Baton Rouge, La., a master agreement to conduct the advanced metering infrastructure project, City Administrator Jim Roach said Monday in a study session at the Jackson Board of Aldermen meeting...
Missouri Senate backs federal education funding (04/19/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Senate has given final approval to a measure spending $189 million of federal education funding. Senators passed the legislation 28-6 Monday, sending the bill to the governor. Senate appropriations chairman Kurt Schaefer, a Columbia Republican, says schools will receive about $37 million of that money this school year. ...
Missouri Gaming Commission counsel appointed to judgeship (04/19/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The top lawyer for the Missouri Gaming Commission has a new job and a new title. Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed Michael Bradley as an associate circuit judge in the 13th Judicial Circuit, which covers Boone and Callaway counties. ...
Tornado outbreak deadliest since '08 (04/19/11)
WASHINGTON -- The devastation is stunning -- homes and lives shattered as the deadliest swarm of twisters in three years battered up to 15 states. Ultimately, this could turn out to be among the top 10 three-day outbreaks for number of tornadoes, though experts can't be sure until all the reports are sorted, said Greg Carbin of the federal Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla...
S&P cuts country's long-term debt outlook to negative (04/19/11)
WASHINGTON -- Standard & Poor's Ratings Service downgraded its outlook Monday on U.S. government debt, expressing unprecedented doubts over the ability of Washington to bring the massive federal budget deficits under control. The agency lowered the long-term outlook to "Negative" from "Stable," saying there is a one in three chance the United States could lose its top investment rating on its debt in the next two years...
At least 44 dead after storms pound South (04/19/11)
SANFORD, N.C. -- Lowe's store manager Michael Hollowell had heard the tornado warnings, but his first clue that the danger was outside his front door came when he saw his staff running toward the back of the home improvement store. More than 100 employees and customers screamed in near unison when the steel roof curled off overhead Saturday. The store was becoming part of the wreckage left by a ferocious storm system bristling with killer twisters that ripped through the South...
BP is looking strong a year after Gulf oil spill (04/19/11)
NEW ORLEANS -- It's hard to tell that just a year ago BP was reeling from financial havoc and an American public out for blood. The oil giant at the center of one of the world's biggest environmental crises is making strong profits again, its stock has largely rebounded, and it is paying dividends to shareholders once more. ...
LA Times wins Pulitzer for exposing officials' big salaries (04/19/11)
NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Times won a Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for revealing that politicians in a small, working-class California city were paying themselves exorbitant salaries. But for the first time in the Pulitzers' 95-year history, no award was given in the category of breaking news -- the bread-and-butter of daily journalism...
Homeless man charged with arson in connection with Texas wildfire (04/19/11)
AUSTIN, Texas -- David and Kris Griffin returned home from out-of-town weekend trips Monday to find that their house was one of at least 20 in their Austin neighborhood destroyed or nearly destroyed by a weekend wildfire. Nearly all of their possessions went up in flames, and George, their cat of 11 years, was missing. Making their loss even tougher to grasp, the homes on both sides of theirs survived relatively unscathed...
Libya to allow access to Misrata (04/19/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said Monday that the Libyan government has promised her access to the besieged rebel city of Misrata, but with no guarantees that the assault by Moammar Gadhafi's forces would cease. A Libyan official said the government is willing to set up "safe passage" into Misrata, the only city still partly held by rebels in Gadhafi-controlled western Libya. ...
Radiation levels too high for Japanese workers (04/19/11)
TOKYO -- A pair of thin robots on treads sent to explore buildings inside Japan's crippled nuclear reactor came back Monday with disheartening news: Radiation levels are far too high for repair crews to go inside. Nevertheless, officials remained hopeful they can stick to their freshly minted "roadmap" for cleaning up the radiation leak and stabilizing the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant by year's end so they can begin returning tens of thousands of evacuees to their homes...
Nigerian leader wins presidency amid riots (04/19/11)
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan won the oil-rich country's election Monday as riots swept across the Muslim north and left buildings ablaze and people hiding in their homes, highlighting the religious and ethnic tensions still dividing Africa's most populous nation...
Scott County Central standout Otto Porter signs with Georgetown (04/19/11)
Scott County Central senior Otto Porter made his verbal commitment to play basketball at Georgetown official Monday by signing a letter of intent to join the Hoyas next season. Now that his college decision is final, Porter can focus on what his new coaches expect from him...
High school roundup: Central's Simmons wins co-medalist at Jackson Invitational (04/19/11)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Saxony Lutheran baseball team uses big inning to rally past Leopold (04/19/11)
Things weren't looking good for the Saxony Lutheran High School baseball team when Leopold built an 8-3 lead through 4 1/2 innings. A seven-run bottom of the fifth changed all that. "We had a really good inning," Spencer Sander said. "We just worked as hard as we could to come back."...
Redhawks play ASU before big OVC series (04/19/11)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team will host Jacksonville State on Friday and Saturday in a huge Ohio Valley Conference series. Before the Redhawks get to that showdown, they want to extend their season-long winning streak today when they step out of the OVC...
Denmark's Noma named world's best restaurant (04/19/11)
LONDON -- A Danish restaurant whose menu has featured moss, lichen and other earthy northern ingredients has topped a list of the world's best restaurants for a second year. Copenhagen's Noma, run by chef Rene Redzepi, gained first place in the annual S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards, announced Monday...
A fast, healthy and filling seafood stew (04/19/11)
Looking to score a nutritional home run this spring? Consider cioppino, the tomato-based fish stew created by Italian immigrants in San Francisco. Seafood is always a healthful choice when it comes to protein because most varieties are low in fat and calories. ...
Subway to cut sodium in some sandwiches (04/19/11)
MILFORD, Conn. -- Subway says it will cut the sodium by 28 percent in some of its sandwiches, becoming the latest in the food industry to respond to consumer and government health pressures. The company said Monday it will reduce the sodium in its "Fresh Fit" sandwiches, which are the chain's low-fat menu alternatives. Subway already has removed 15 percent of sodium in its core sandwich menu...
Billie Williams (04/19/11)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Billie Jean Williams, 62, of McClure died Monday, April 18, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Thomas Ozbirn (04/19/11)
FLORENCE, Ala. -- Thomas Washburn Ozbirn, 86, of Florence died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Fair Haven Retirement Community in Birmingham, Ala. Wash was preceded in death by his parents, William Harlie and Lina Richeson Ozbirn; twin brother, William Isaac Ozbirn; and a sister, Sara Wilson Smith...
John Sarff (04/19/11)
John William Sarff, 77, of Jackson passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 15, 1933, in Desloge, Mo., only child of Jefferson and Juanita Waltman Sarff. He and Carolyn Allstun were married June 5, 1963, and lovingly raised two children together in Jackson...
Curtis Esarey (04/19/11)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Curtis Adam Esarey, 86, of Advance passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011, at his home. He was born Nov. 28, 1924, at Liberty, Mo., son of Richard Dean and Anna Mae Barts Esarey. Curtis had worked at Laclede Steel Mill in Alton, Ill...
Belinda Pohlman (04/19/11)
Belinda K. Hopper Pohlman, 39, of Sedgewickville, Mo., died Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 18, 1971, in Cape Girardeau to Wayne A. and Marilyn L. Yarbro Hopper. She graduated from Cape Girardeau Central High School in 1990...
Eileen Davis (04/19/11)
Eileen M. Davis, 73, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. She was born March 17, 1938, in St. Louis. Mrs. Davis is the wife of Robert R. Davis of Cape Girardeau; mother of Judy Sanford of Hampton, Va., Mary Beth of DeSoto, Mo., Rob of Atlanta, Ga., Gary Davis of Florissant, Mo.; and grandmother of seven...
Verla Cook (04/19/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Verla Marie Cook, 78, of Marble Hill died Monday, April 18, 2011, surrounded by her family at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 18, 1932, in rural Marble Hill, daughter of the late Delzie and Bertha Cook...
Births 4/19/11 (04/19/11)
Son to Jesse Alan and Angela M. Dunavan of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 2:51 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Name, Isaiah Daniel. Weight, 5 pounds, 8 ounces. First child. Mrs. Dunavan is the former Angela Martin, daughter of Fran Martin and Jim Martin of Greenville, Mo. She is a private nanny. Dunavan is the son of Sheryl Dunavan of Cape Girardeau. He is an EMT with Lady Luck Casino...
Jackson fire report 4/19/11 (04/19/11)
*** FIRE *** Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday: * Emergency medical service on South Hope Street.
Cape Girardeau police report 4/19/11 (04/19/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 4/19/11 (04/19/11)
BIEHLE, Mo. -- A spectacular fire destroys the general supply store at the Buchheit Inc. compound here; the multilevel structure, center of Buchheit Inc. since 1934, catches fire in the morning; grease, oil, paint, aerosol cans, cleaning fluids, ammunition and other items fuel the roaring blaze...
Progress being made in Scott City (04/19/11)
Wow. Twelve years have flown by like a blur. It seems like yesterday I was running for city council. Then, after only one year as councilman, I ran for mayor of this great town of Scott City. The town has operated in the black through these tough economic times. ...
Southeast 2020 (04/19/11)
An eight-member Southeast Missouri State University committee has been asked to think about what higher education will look like in 2020 and determine what the university should do to meet the needs of future college students. With a challenge such as this, it's no surprise that discussions over technology have taken center stage...
Speak Out 4/19/11 (04/19/11)
ISN'T it amazing how everyone on the left, along with all the beneficiaries of the government handouts, were just fine with the legislative process when the Democrat controlled House and Senate were ramming the health care bill down the public's throat? But now that the public has spoken at the polls, and the lefties have been sent to the bench, they protest that they aren't going to be controlled by Congress. But aren't members of Congress elected by the people?...
Prayer 4/19/11 (04/19/11)
Lord Jesus, thank you for grace that is greater than any transgression. Amen.
Downtown Historic Home & Garden Tour (04/19/11)
Cape Girardeau -- The second annual Downtown Historic Home and Garden Tour will take place Saturday, May 7 from Noon to 4 p.m. Seven homes and two bonus properties along with their yards will be showcased during the tour that was organized by Old Town Cape and sponsored by Realty Executives. The owners of each home will give a guided tour through their spaces, highlighting special features and historic facts...
Tree fell on our house in Scott City. (04/19/11)
This tree fell on our house during the storm.
ABC Expo Offers Fitness Fun for Kids (04/19/11)
Children enjoy a parachute game offered by SoutheastHEALTH's Kids Bee Fit staff at the ABC (All About Babies and Children) Expo on Saturday, April 16, at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau. SoutheastHEALTH was the Presenting Sponsor of the expo, providing information about services for babies, children and families...
Landon's First Turkey (04/19/11)
Landon's first turkey! Killed in Zalma at his Grandparents' farm on Monday morning. Double beard - 9 and 2.5 inches, 21.25 pounds, 1 inch spurs. Way to go Landon!
Aerial of Casino site and Red Star District (04/19/11)
Aerial photos taken April 17 of the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau area and Red Star District. http://www.capecentralhigh.com/cape-photos/cape-downtown/isle-casino-cape-girardeau-clearing-starts/
Terrific Tulips (04/19/11)
I got this shot up at the Mo. Botanical Gardens in St. Louis! What a beautiful place it was!!
Tulips (04/19/11)
This pic was also taken at Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. If you've ever been there in the springtime, you'd agree that it is the best time to visit!! Between the trees, azaleas, phlox, daffodils and tulips blooming, it was incredible!!
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