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Stories from Thursday, April 21, 2011

Utility: Less than 400 without power following Tuesday storms (04/21/11)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Less than 400 members of Citizens Electric remained without power Thursday morning, according to a news release sent out by the cooperative. Power outages are primarily concentrated in the McBride, Belguique, Menfro, Crosstown, Parker Lake and Port Perry areas of Perry County...
Tuesday storms leave some area residents homeless (04/21/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leon Vigano darted frantically through the hallway of the Hilltop Apartments building in Perryville last night telling residents a tornado warning had been issued. "Faboom! There was a big gust of wind and the roof just imploded," Vigano said...
National Weather Service teams assessing damage from Tuesday storms (04/21/11)
Team members with the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., were spread across four states Wednesday, including Southeast Missouri, assessing damage that a meteorologist said is spread across the Paducah office's entire coverage area -- a total of 58 counties...
Vehicle accident leads to Cape Girardeau power outage (04/21/11)
Power was out over a large swath of Cape Girardeau early Thursday morning after a vehicle reportedly struck a deer and then collided with a power pole on Old Sprigg Street. Cape Girardeau police say the man was not injured in the accident, but the crash toppled power lines and shut down power to about 2,500 customers,...
McMullen to lead alternative education center (04/21/11)
Scott McMullen knows what "at-risk" feels like. He lived it. McMullen grew up in a Cape Girardeau home that was littered with alcohol and drug abuse, hunger pangs and a father moving in and out of prison. "Most days we didn't have much food to eat, with the exception of cornflakes cereal," he said. "I know what it's like going home to no food in the house but to see thousands of dollars worth of drugs being consumed by people I didn't know."...
Bill would change Missouri to several liability state (04/21/11)
State business leaders want to change the way damages are calculated in civil liability cases, something they say will help Missouri attract and retain businesses. "This is a global economy. We're competing for headquarters and production facilities with other nations that are not as litigious as America is," said Rich AuBuchon general counsel for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. ...
Busch agrees to settlement in girlfriend death case (04/21/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Former Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. CEO August Busch IV has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit over his girlfriend's accidental drug overdose death, Busch's lawyer said Wednesday.
New Poplar Bluff mayor might file lawsuit against city (04/21/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Poplar Bluff City Council members knew Ed DeGaris has been contemplating legal action against the city due to a disagreement over 12-hour shifts while he was a police officer, but they still elected him mayor Monday night. A possible lawsuit was not discussed during the reorganizational meeting, but DeGaris and city manager Doug Bagby were asked about the situation following the regular council meeting...
Mo. Senate, House to negotiate on redistricting (04/21/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- State senators have agreed to negotiate with House members to settle a stalemate over how to redraw Missouri's congressional districts. The Senate and House have each passed their own plans about how to consolidate Missouri's nine current districts into eight based on the 2010 Census. The changes are necessary because of population shifts within the state and because Missouri's population growth has lagged behind that of the nation's...
Some object to moving graves to make way for new Poplar Bluff hospital (04/21/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Relatives of people buried in Shadle/Cedar Valley Cemetery strongly object to moving the graves so Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center can build a new hospital. "Although we may not know where many of them rest, that still does not diminish the dignity of their burial and the right of their remains to be left where they are," said Sharon Gingery, whose great-great-grandparents are among her relatives buried there. ...
Bridge repairs reduce Route M in Perry County (04/21/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route M from County Road 806 to County Road 814 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane Tuesday and Wednesday, while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make bridge repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to noon daily. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Route K in Perry Co. reduced for repairs (04/21/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route K from County Road 600 to Route B in Perry County will be reduced to one lane Tuesday and Wednesday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Pavement repairs set for Highway 25 (04/21/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 25 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today, to allow Missouri Department of Transportation crews to make pavement repair. This section of road is between routes AA and M. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. ...
House backs consent for union dues (04/21/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House has advanced a measure requiring unions to get annual written consent to deduct money from members' paycheck for political purposes. The House endorsed the legislation on voice vote Wednesday. Sponsoring Rep. ...
Nixon says progress being made on state dog-breeding issue (04/21/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon reported progress Wednesday toward an agreement that would repeal some of the dog-breeding restrictions approved by voters last November and give puppy producers extra time to comply with the new requirements...
Senate rejects effort to cut railroad projects in Missouri (04/21/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri senators have rejected an attempt to strip $37 million of railroad improvements from the state budget. The money would go to several projects along the Union Pacific tracks between St. Louis and Kansas City, which also are used by Amtrak passenger trains...
Woman, two children dead in mid-Missouri fire (04/21/11)
ROLLA, Mo. -- A woman and two children died and four others were injured Wednesday when fire destroyed a south-central Missouri home where several developmentally disabled children lived, authorities said. The fire was reported around 9 a.m. Wednesday about two miles south of Rolla. The house was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived...
Vigils mark Gulf oil spill anniversary (04/21/11)
NEW ORLEANS -- Relatives flew over Gulf of Mexico waters Wednesday where 11 oil rig workers died a year ago, residents gathered in prayer vigils onshore and President Barack Obama vowed to hold BP and others accountable for "the painful losses that they've caused."...
Obama at Facebook: Deficits can be cut (04/21/11)
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Making his case to a young audience at Facebook headquarters, President Barack Obama says trimming $4 trillion from the nation's deficits over the next 12 years sounds like a lot but can be done. Obama was in Palo Alto, Calif., on Wednesday answering questions in person and online during a town hall at the home base of the popular social networking site...
Gadhafi's forces intensify attacks on Libyan city of Misrata (04/21/11)
MISRATA, Libya -- Inside the besieged city of Misrata, spent rockets protrude from the pavement of a parking lot, unarmed teenagers prepare plastic crates of Molotov cocktails, and fighters at roadblocks sit inside empty shipping containers outfitted with furniture, carpets and generator-powered TVs and watch Al-Jazeera reports of their war with Moammar Gadhafi...
High school roundup: Woodland baseball team suffers extra-inning loss in SCAA tournament title game (04/21/11)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Cardinals rally to earn split (04/21/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Lance Berkman has been a huge pickup for the St. Louis Cardinals so far. The new No. 5 hitter had three hits and two RBIs to build a cushion for a bullpen that worked four innings of one-hit ball in a 5-3 victory over the Washington Nationals, giving the Cardinals a doubleheader split Wednesday night. The 35-year-old Berkman, on a one-year free-agent deal after his worst season, is batting .339 with a team-leading 15 RBIs...
Advanced broadcasting students get real world experience filming school board meetings (04/21/11)
It's Monday night. It's showtime. And Jon Henson is calling the shots. The Cape Girardeau Central High School senior is a veteran director in Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center's broadcast production class. Henson is beyond basic broadcast, where aspiring broadcasters cut their teeth behind the cameras. ...
Who's next 4/21/11 (04/21/11)
Honors, achievements scholarships Tri-State Advertising & Marketing Professionals is now accepting applications for the 2011 scholarship program, which will award three $500 scholarships for the fall 2011 academic year. Students from the following schools are eligible to apply for the scholarships: Southeast Missouri State University, Mineral Area College, Three Rivers College, Murray State University and Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. ...
Hooked on Science: Geode egg (04/21/11)
Did you know you can turn an ordinary egg into a geode? All you need are a few items from around the house. STEP 2: Using hot water, clean the inside of each egg. STEP 3: Place the egg into the egg carton and let dry. STEP 4: Put two cups of water in a saucepan, add food coloring, and mix...
neXt up 4/21/11 (04/21/11)
What's happening this weekend
Breath within the breath (04/21/11)
April 21, 2011 Dear Leslie, DC saved some of the large hailstones that pelted the region last weekend to serve in drinks later, perhaps when the weather seems less threatening. Outbreaks of hundreds of tornadoes are rare. The storms that have been sweeping the country this spring have decimated families and communities. Everything's a bit unsettled...
Selma Johnson (04/21/11)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Selma Johnson, 97, of St. Charles died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. She was born in Cape Girardeau County to Fredrick and Amanda Sanders Daume. Survivors include two daughters, LaVerne Johnson of St. Charles, Selma M. Dugan of Arizona; a son, Thomas Johnson Jr. of Texas; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren...
John Sparkman (04/21/11)
John Sparkman, 46, of St. Louis died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in a St. Louis hospital. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Betty Lou Williams (04/21/11)
BLOOMSDALE, Mo. -- Betty Lou Williams, 73, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, in Bloomsdale. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Vineyard Hillcrest Funeral Home in Pevely, Mo. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Charles Davis officiating. Interment will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Pevely...
Barbara Lessar (04/21/11)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Barbara Lee Lessar, 67, of Tamms died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at her home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lacie Betts officiating. Burial will be in Sims Cemetery near Elco, Ill...
Joseph Jones (04/21/11)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Joseph M. Jones, 28, of Mounds died Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time today at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the Rev. Fred Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds...
Arlene Grantham (04/21/11)
Arlene Rae Grantham, 78, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 6, 1932, in Patton, Mo., daughter of the late John Columbus and Willie Marie Grindstaff Doggett. She and Kirby Grantham Jr. were married Aug. 26, 1951. He passed away Sept. 16, 1975...
Dorothy Griffin (04/21/11)
ORAN, Mo. -- Dorothy Jane Griffin, 83, of Oran died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Harrison, Ark., to Roy and Jane Leet Harper. She married L.E. "Dude" Griffin Nov. 29, 1946. He preceded her in death April 17, 1992...
Pauline Hufstedler (04/21/11)
Pauline Q. Hufstedler, 88, of Jackson died Sunday, April 17, 2011, in Jackson. She was born June 13, 1922, in Tennessee, daughter of James C. and Gertie Mae Rose Quick. She married Robert Lee Manis Jr., who preceded her in death. She later married Grover Eugene Hufstedler, who preceded her in death April 26, 2001...
Isabella McIntosh (04/21/11)
SPANISH LAKE, Mo. -- Isabella McIntosh, 88, of Spanish Lake, Mo., died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Christian Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Aug. 19, 1922, in Scotland to Jacob Cowie and Jeannie Clark McIntosh. McIntosh was a member of the Church of Christ...
John Stinnett (04/21/11)
John E. Stinnett, 79, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at his home in Jackson. He was born March 3, 1932, in Jonesboro, Ark., to Blondie and Jessie Gordon Stinnett. He and Faye Ward were married March 3, 1956, in Jonesboro, Ark. John served honorably in the U.S. Air Force from March 15, 1951 to March 4, 1955. Although he served during the Korean War, he was actually part of the post-World War II occupation of Germany...
Jackson fire report 4/21/11 (04/21/11)
*** FIRE *** Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday: * Emergency medical service on West Adams Street.
Cape Girardeau police report 4/21/11 (04/21/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 4/21/11 (04/21/11)
Cape Girardeau city officials are looking at leasing 70 acres just west of the existing landfill as a new landfill site; property owner Ross Young is willing to lease the tract to the city at a cost of $2,500 per month for a minimum of 10 years. BIEHLE, Mo. -- Ken Buchheit, owner of the Buchheit Farm Service Store here, announces plans to rebuild the general merchandise store and central office building that were destroyed in a spectacular fire Saturday...
Koster's argument (04/21/11)
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a document last week supporting a lawsuit put forward by Florida and 25 other states arguing the constitutionality of the president's federal health care law. Koster, a Democrat, says he supports an expansion of health care coverage, but in light of Missouri voters' support for Proposition C, a measure passed by 71 percent last August barring the government from mandating health insurance coverage, he believed the legal challenge against the mandate was necessary.. ...
Adopt-a-Greyhound month (04/21/11)
Thank you for your article and photo "April is Adopt-a-Greyhound Month" on April 16. National Adopt-a-Greyhound month provides an excellent opportunity for ex-racers in need of loving homes. Kudos to all at Gordonville Attendance Center and Cape Girardeau GPA for raising awareness in children regarding kindness to animals. Greyhounds are wonderful ambassadors for themselves as can be seen in the lovely photo...
Southeast gives back (04/21/11)
Southeast Missouri State University's Student Government organized a community volunteer work day for April 16 which was coordinated by the Old Town Cape Merchants Association. The students worked on a variety of projects around the community. The Glenn House was fortunate to have been included in their volunteer day. ...
Speak Out 4/21/11 (04/21/11)
AFTER watching and reading the news for quite a while from all sorts of different mass media outlets, I have finally come to understand how President Obama and the Democrats in leadership view the majority of Americans, and it saddens me. Their comments have made it perfectly clear to those who read between the lines that unless you walk their walk and talk their talk you are worth less to them than the dust on their feet...
Prayer 4/21/11 (04/21/11)
We're thankful, O Jesus, that you bore our sins so that we might have eternal life. Amen.
Chaffee Nursing Center Receives Awards (04/21/11)
Chaffee Nursing Center, skilled nursing by Americare recently received an award for resident service, during the company's annual meeting in Branson. Chaffee Nursing Center was selected from Americare's 21 skilled nursing facilities to receive the award based on exemplary quality in the area of fiscal responsibility. ...
Thread Painting Speaker (04/21/11)
Artist Karen Linduska will be the special guest for the River Heritage Quilt Guild's May meeting. Her program will be "Painting with Thread" . Karen works at Calico Country quilt shop in Carbondale, Illinois. The meeting will be held at the Cape Girardeau Public Library starting at 6:45 PM...
Saxony sends 8 soloists to State Music Festival (04/21/11)
Saxony has seven students that earned eight "I"s at the District Music Festival, which took place on Friday, March 18 at Cape Central High School. These students will be performing at the University of Missouri-Columbia campus on Saturday, April 30...
Another wreck (04/21/11)
Another person who drove to fast and went into a wall. This is at the drive thru entrance into starbucks in cape.
First Turkey (04/21/11)
Zachary Thurman, age 10 of Crystal City, MO with his first turkey. Shot April 9th in Bollinger County while hunting with his grandfather. Son of Don and Jennifer Thurman and grandson of Bob and Debbie Freund. Turkey weighed 22 1/2 lbs., had a 9 inch beard and 1 1/4 inch spurs...
First turkey (04/21/11)
Emily Harris, age 11, of Cape Girardeau shot her first turkey during youth season. It weighed 27 lbs and had a 7 inch beard and 1 1/2 inch spurs. She and her uncle, Kevin Saupe of Perryville, Mo., were hunting on her grandparents farm in Shawneetown, Mo. Emily's parents are Bryan and Melissa Harris. She also has a younger sister, Elsie. She is the granddaughter of Glenn and Doris Saupe of Jackson...
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