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Stories from Friday, April 22, 2011

Heavy rains increase flood concerns along Mississippi River (04/22/11)
CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- Watching the Mississippi River pour out over its banks doesn't get Jeanie Eisenhower too worked up. The retired school teacher's father and grandfather were commercial fishermen. She understands that flooding is a part of the life cycle on the Mississippi...
Tilley criticizes Senate over redistricting map (04/22/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri House Speaker Stephen Tilley, R-Perryville, criticized Senate leadership Friday over the two chambers' inability to agree on a new redistricting map. "For lack of a better word, I don't think we've seen the kind of leadership from the Senate that we'd like to have," said Tilley. Tilley says his staff is looking into state statutes to see if there is still time to pass a new map before the General Assembly loses the ability to override a governor's veto...
Mo. House OKs another proposed redistricting map (04/22/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri House members have voted to approve another congressional redistricting proposal just a few hours after negotiations over a map broke down with senators. The House endorsed another map by voice-vote on Friday. House supporters say it was designed to address a couple senators' concerns over other redistricting proposals...
Animal and human performers get ready for Cape Giradreau circus run (04/22/11)
Starting Friday, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will entertain Show Me Center visitors with a variety of acts including trapeze and mixed martial artists, performances from 10 high-energy dogs and the show's artistic Asian elephants. At the circus' "Zing Zang Zoom, Gold Edition," audience members get the chance to be up close and personal with the circus performers and their animals...
Discovery Playhouse opens new water play exhibit (04/22/11)
It all began with a little girl in a red petticoat. That little girl, Kim Kurka McDowell, paved the way for Discovery Playhouse's new exhibit Kim's Secret Water Garden. As a child, McDowell enjoyed making secret water gardens, and as she grew older, she continued to do so with her nieces and nephews, said Jennifer Mullix, executive director of Discovery Playhouse in downtown Cape Girardeau...
Three Rivers College adds rodeo program; competition to start in fall (04/22/11)
The rodeo is coming to Three Rivers College. Three Rivers president Devin Stephenson on Wednesday told the community college's board of trustees that the institution will move forward with plans to establish a rodeo team, with competition expected to begin this fall. The institution would be the first community college in Missouri to offer a rodeo program, administrators say...
Lipke asks committee to reconsider Cape County detention center closing (04/22/11)
Associate Circuit Judge Scott Lipke is asking the state's circuit court budget committee to reconsider its decision to close the Cape Girardeau County Juvenile Detention Center, a move he says would put the area's juveniles at greater disadvantage as well as sabotage efforts to build a new center...
Three vehicles crash at busy Cape Girardeau intersection (04/22/11)
A three-vehicle accident at South Mount Auburn Road and William Street caused Cape Girardeau fire crews to extricate one victim Thursday. The woman was uninjured, though, and no other motorists were injured in the crash that occurred at around 4:40 p.m...
Flood concerns grow as more rain predicted (04/22/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Every Missouri town along the Mississippi River is now under a flood warning as the Mighty Mississippi spills out over its banks. Meanwhile, with significant rain expected over the next several days, people in flood-prone communities are bracing for significant flooding...
Cape Girardeau County Commission appoints investigator and restitution manager for prosecutor's office (04/22/11)
On a 2-1 vote, Cape Girardeau County commissioners approved the appointment of Dennis Dolan as investigator and restitution manager for the prosecuting attorney's office at their Thursday meeting.
Holocaust survivor speaks at SEMO next week (04/22/11)
Holocaust survivor Jerry Koenig will speak at a Holocaust Remembrance Program, beginning at noon Wednesday at Southeast Missouri State University University Center Ballroom. The discussion is open to interested students. Koenig will talk about his experiences during the war as a child survivor hidden by a Polish Catholic family in their farmhouse, after he and his family faced deportation to the Treblinka death camp...
Three suspected of using stolen credit device in Cape, Perry counties (04/22/11)
Cape Girardeau County sheriff's deputies and officers with the Jackson Police Department arrested three people on suspicion that they fraudulently used of a stolen credit device from local businesses in Cape Girardeau and Perry counties on Thursday and Friday...
Missouri legislature unable to reach compromise between the House and Senate redistricting plans (04/22/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Even though negotiations continued into the early morning hours on Friday, the Missouri legislature was unable to reach a compromise between the House and Senate redistricting plans. After more than seven hours of closed-door negotiations, a joint conference committee on redistricting failed to draft a map that could be agreed upon by both chambers. ...
Saturday benefit event postponed due to weather (04/22/11)
An event scheduled for Saturday at the Outlaw Offroad Park in Jackson has been postponed to May 14 because of the threat of showers and storms, organizers said. The event, which was to include an Easter egg hunt, auction and other activities, was organized to benefit the Estes family, which lost three relatives in a Scott City house fire in February...
Interstate 55 in New Madrid County reduced for pavement repairs (04/22/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Northbound Interstate 55 in New Madrid County will be reduced to one lane with a 14-foot width restriction next week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. The section of road is between Interstate 57 and U.S. ...
Pavement repairs scheduled for I-57 in Mississippi County (04/22/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Northbound Interstate 57 in Mississippi County will be reduced to one lane next month while contractor crews perform pavement repairs. The section is between Highway 105 to one mile north of Highway 105, exit 10. Weather permitting, the work will begin at 7 a.m. ...
Missouri lawmaker proposes increase to state cigarette tax (04/22/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri House member wants to ask voters to raise the state cigarette tax by 81 cents a pack. Democrat Chris Kelly, of Columbia, outlined his plan Thursday to a House committee. He's proposing a future statewide vote on whether to raise Missouri's current 17-cent tax -- the lowest in the nation -- to 98 cents per pack...
Father sentenced in Stoddard County infant starvation case (04/22/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Dexter, Mo., man charged with starving his infant daughter was sentenced Wednesday. Vabian Webb, 19, was arrested in early June on Stoddard County warrants for endangering the welfare of a child and child abuse. He appeared for sentencing Wednesday and was given a five-year suspended sentence, taking into account that he has served nearly 11 months in the county jail to date...
Sikeston police: Man tried to sell pills to off-duty officer (04/22/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston man police accuse of making an illegal drug sale approached the wrong person -- an off-duty officer. Devante O. Clark, 19, is charged with distribution of a controlled substance near public housing following an incident Monday. ...
Mo. Senate passes plan to shrink House (04/22/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment that could shrink the size of the Missouri House as a way to save money in future state budgets. The measure, passed 21-12 by the Senate, would ask voters next year if the number of House districts should be reduced to 103 from the current 163. ...
Senate backs overhaul of domestic violence laws (04/22/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation overhauling Missouri's domestic violence laws for the first time in nearly four decades was approved by the Missouri Senate on Thursday The bill includes changes as basic as standardizing definitions for words like "domestic violence," "abuse," "adult" and "child." It also changes laws regarding orders of protection and requires that some repeat offenders face state -- instead of municipal -- charges that can carry tougher penalties...
Obama OKs use of armed drone aircraft in Libya (04/22/11)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has approved the use of armed drones in Libya, authorizing U.S. airstrikes on ground forces for the first time since America turned over control of the operation to NATO on April 4. It also is the first time that drones will be used for airstrikes since the conflict began March 19, although they have routinely been flying surveillance missions, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told reporters at a Pentagon briefing Thursday...
Poll: Youths without degrees at end of employment line (04/22/11)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's economic upheaval has been especially hard on young people trying to start their working lives with a high school education or less. Only about a third are working full time, compared with two-thirds of recent college grads, according to an Associated Press-Viacom poll...
Obama says new Justice Department task force will examine rising gas prices (04/22/11)
RENO, Nev. -- President Barack Obama said Thursday that the Justice Department will try to "root out" cases of fraud or manipulation in oil markets, even as Attorney General Eric Holder suggested a variety of legal reasons may be behind gasoline's surge to $4 a gallon...
Americans get no break this spring at gas pump (04/22/11)
With gas prices above $4 in some states, Americans are canceling spring break plans and rethinking summer vacation, and some tourist destinations are offering gas vouchers of as much as $50 to talk people out of giving up and staying home. At Mount Rushmore, only about 37,000 people decided in March that seeing the four granite-etched presidential sculptures was worth the trip, down from about 43,000 a year before...
Amazon failure takes down several sites (04/22/11)
NEW YORK -- Major websites including Foursquare and Reddit crashed or suffered slowdowns Thursday after technical problems rattled Amazon.com's widely used Web servers, frustrating millions of people who couldn't access their favorite sites...
CDC predicts smoking bans in every state by 2020 (04/22/11)
ATLANTA -- By 2020, every state may have bans on smoking in restaurants, bars and the workplace, federal health officials predicted Thursday, based on the current pace of adopting anti-smoking laws. The number of states with comprehensive indoor smoking bans went from zero in 2000 to 25 in 2010...
BP, Gulf spill partners sue each other for billions (04/22/11)
MIAMI -- After being hammered for a year over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP is going on the offensive with multibillion-dollar lawsuits seeking to shift at least part of the blame to those who owned the ill-fated rig or designed a failed safety device or supplied cement that didn't hold...
Police see Columbine similarities in mall fire (04/22/11)
LITTLETON, Colo. -- Authorities couldn't help seeing similarities to the Columbine High School shooting after a fire forced the evacuation of a mall just two miles from the campus. Just like Columbine, an unexploded pipe bomb and propane tanks were discovered Wednesday at Southwest Plaza Mall in Littleton...
Dry ice lake suggests Mars once had a 'Dust Bowl' (04/22/11)
LOS ANGELES -- Think Mars today is a hostile place? It was worse 600,000 years ago, according to new research that suggests the planet had a dustier, stormier atmosphere. "It was an unpleasant place to hang out," said lead researcher Roger Phillips of the Southwest Research Institute. He said Mars' climate was probably a lot like the American Dust Bowl of the 1930s -- but a lot worse...
Libya rebels claim control of Tunisian border post (04/22/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- Libyan rebels said Thursday they had control of a post on the Tunisian border, forcing government soldiers to flee over the frontier and possibly opening a new channel for opposition forces in Moammar Gadhafi's bastion in western Libya...
Pakistan army accuses U.S. of 'negative propaganda' (04/22/11)
ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistani army on Thursday rejected what it called "negative propaganda" by the United States, hours after the top U.S. military officer accused the country's spy agency of continued links to a powerful Afghan Taliban faction. The unusually strident back-and-forth reflected the poor state of relations between the two counterterrorism allies, which sunk to new lows after an American CIA contractor in January shot and killed two Pakistanis he said were trying to rob him...
Vote delayed in 2 Nigerian states after violence (04/22/11)
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Nigerian officials on Thursday delayed next week's gubernatorial elections in two predominantly Muslim northern states that have been wracked by deadly riots and retaliatory violence since the presidential election was won by a Christian from the country's south...
Court: Remove Mubarak name from public facilities (04/22/11)
CAIRO -- An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the name of ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his wife removed from all public facilities and institutions, the latest step in dismantling the legacy of the former leader's 29 years in power. Early in his rule, Mubarak said that out of modesty he didn't want his name put on public buildings, but there are now hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of schools, streets, squares and libraries that bear the name of the former leader or his wife -- as well as a major subway station in central Cairo.. ...
Bombs found near church in Indonesia; 19 people arrested (04/22/11)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Terror suspects arrested Thursday led police to five massive bombs buried beneath a gas pipeline near a church just outside Indonesia's capital, officials said. Djoko Suyanto, a security minister, said he believed Islamic militants had been plotting an attack ahead of Easter celebrations. The U.S. embassy urged Americans to be vigilant...
Jackson girls soccer team rides second-half surge past Poplar Bluff (04/22/11)
The Jackson girls soccer team turned a 2-1 halftime lead into a 5-1 home victory over Poplar Bluff on Thursday.
Oran baseball team rallies to survive scare at East Prairie (04/22/11)
The Oran baseball team won its 13th consecutive game to start the season, a 5-3 victory over East Prairie on Thursday.
High school roundup: Perryville baseball team's rally falls short at Dexter (04/22/11)
All the scores from Thursday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Jackson baseball team holds on to nip Poplar Bluff 3-2 (04/22/11)
The Jackson baseball team escaped a couple of late jams to defeat Poplar Bluff 3-2 on Thursday.
Southeast Missouri State baseball team splits pair with Jacksonville State (04/22/11)
The Southeast Missouri State and Jacksonville State baseball teams split Friday's Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader. The Redhawks took the opener 9-8 and the Gamecocks claimed the seven-inning nightcap 5-2, breaking Southeast's eight-game winning streak.
Southeast Missouri State baseball team to host Jacksonville State in crucial OVC series (04/22/11)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team will host Jacksonville State for a three-game series Friday and Saturday.
Southeast Missouri State roundup: Egbuka, Colbert earn OVC weekly track awards (04/22/11)
News from around the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics.
Lohse mows down Nationals in shutout (04/22/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Kyle Lohse is carrying his share of the load again. More than his share, actually. The right-hander threw a career-best two-hitter for his fourth straight impressive outing on the comeback trail in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-0 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday...
Tale of two dances (04/22/11)
The calendar at the River Campus plainly shows the flexibility of the dance world. The ballet set for April 29 at Bedell Performance Hall leaps -- toes pointed, of course -- far down the spectrum from Monday's "Aluminum Show." In less than two weeks the stage hosts a modern, abstract dance performance and then one that showcases the grace and lines of classical ballet. ...
Under down (04/22/11)
Australia. Everyone I know who has been there says it's well worth the hours and hours spent living in a jet to get there. I suppose if I went to Australia I'd tell everyone back home what a wonderful place it is instead of admitting that I just wasted thousands of dollars. That's the way we are when we spend big bucks: We have to find ways to justify it...
Russian National Ballet brings classic love story "Romeo and Juliet" to Bedell (04/22/11)
What many consider to be the greatest love story every told will be told through dance April 29, when the Russian National Ballet performs "Romeo and Juliet" at Bedell Performance Hall. The story of star-crossed lovers and family feuding remains, but the famous dialogue by William Shakespeare has been replaced by jetes, pirouettes and plies. According to at least one dancer with the traveling troupe, though, the message has not been lost...
Opera Bites: Strauss' 'Capriccio' is an opera about opera (04/22/11)
On Saturday, the high-definition broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera will be Richard Strauss' last opera, "Capriccio." The performance will begin at noon at the AMC Town Plaza 5 in Cape Girardeau. Renee Fleming stars as the Countess, who inspires a passionate discussion about the question that has been asked of opera for years: What comes first, the words or the music?...
ARTifacts 4/22/11 (04/22/11)
Arts and entertainment briefs
Gwyneth Paltrow turns love of food into a book (04/22/11)
NEW YORK -- Surely Gwyneth Paltrow can't do everything well: She's yet to enter the field of medicine or play professional sports, for example. But the list of things the Oscar-winning actress, mother, lifestyle guru and newly minted singer can't do seems to be dwindling. At a recent dinner party, she proved herself a master at yet another role -- domestic goddess...
Best bet: Avenged Sevenfold concert (04/22/11)
Just hours after the Show Me Center says goodbye to the glitter and sequins of the circus, it will welcome the thrashing and banging of the "Welcome to the Family" tour featuring Three Days Grace, Sevendust and headlined by Avenged Sevenfold. The tour has been rocking South America recently and will play several U.S. ...
Arlie Houck (04/22/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Arlie Wesley Houck, 84, of Benton died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Elzie Brant (04/22/11)
Elzie Lee Brant, 86, of Scott City died Thursday, April 21, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Marcella Seyer (04/22/11)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Marcella C. Seyer, 89, of McClure passed away Monday, April 18, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. There is no service. A private entombment will follow in Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum in Cape Girardeau...
William Pierce (04/22/11)
William L. "Bill" Pierce, 80, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Sept. 9, 1930, in St. Louis, son of the late Roy and Goldie Brunk Pierce. On Sept. 14, 1951, he married Mildred G. Hazel in Panama City, Fla. She preceded him in death Aug. 10, 2002. His wife of more than 50 years and his family were the most important things in his life...
James McCain (04/22/11)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- James E. McCain, 80, of Advance passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 15, 1931, in Detroit, Mich., son of Francis O. and Beulah Strobel McCain. He and Corinne Sue Craig were married July 23, 1961, in Kankakee, Ill...
Dorothy East (04/22/11)
Dorothy S. East, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be at 7. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Revs. David Hulshof and Rick Valleroy officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery...
Gary Rollet (04/22/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gary A. Rollet, 61, of Perryville died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at his home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 6:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Milton Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery...
Births 4/22/11 (04/22/11)
Son to Roger Q. and Erin Rose Brown IV of Scott City, Saint Francis Medical Center, 7:42 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2011. Name, Wyatt Timothy. Weight, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Brown is the former Erin O'Loughlin, daughter of Timothy and Mary O'Loughlin of Jackson. She is a registered nurse at Saint Francis. Brown is the son of Roger and Beth Brown of Commerce, Mo. He is employed at Osborne Office Equipment...
Jackson police report 4/22/2011 (04/22/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/22/11 (04/22/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 4/22/11 (04/22/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- While the Perry County Commission is expected to approve construction of a new county jail in an area recommended before April's election, opposition to the site has developed since then; the jail would be located in south Perryville, about one-half mile from U.S. 61...
Men at the Cross (04/22/11)
Today millions of Christians around the world observe Good Friday, a day to commemorate Jesus Christ's death on the cross. But for many men in Southeast Missouri, the cross was at the center of a discussion well before today. Last Friday about 1,000 individuals came together at a Men at the Cross conference held in Cape Girardeau where the attendees were encouraged to be men of God...
Shaping tomorrow's leaders (04/22/11)
National Volunteer Week -- the third week in April -- is set aside to recognize volunteers across the country. We in Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland celebrate April 22 as Girl Scout Leader's Day, a tribute to the Girl Scout troop leaders, service team members, board of directors members, trainers, voting representatives, program facilitators, committee and task force members, community partners, and United Way Day of Caring volunteers who help girls make the world a better place...
Speak Out 4/22/11 (04/22/11)
WE'VE got 54 million people in this country drawing Social Security checks. If they're on Social Security, they're not living on much money at all. So why can't we get them some money to start a business and let them work? They could make crafts or all kinds of things to earn income...
Prayer 4/22/11 (04/22/11)
Lord Jesus, we rejoice in our salvation made possible by your sacrifice on the cross. Amen.
Pops to join Jackson Church for Gospel Concert (04/22/11)
The Heartland Pops Chorus will join the Immaculate Conception Choir, Bells of Joy Ringers, and Choristers for their spring concert, "Another Old Time Gospel Hour" to be held at the church on Hope Street in Jackson on Sunday,May 15, at 2:00P.M. Special guests will be Abbey Road Church's folk group "Barefoot On Sunday". ...
Boston Marathon Competitors (04/22/11)
Three Jackson R2 Employees recently competed in the 115th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday April 18th, 2011. To be able to compete in this marathon, which is a distance of 26.2 miles, runners have to obtain a qualifying time at the same distance at another marathon. ...
Cape Native Feautured In a New Hot Magazine !! (04/22/11)
A great thing has happen for the Cape Native the R&B Singer Brese Squires, he is the Feautured Artist in one of the Newest Hot Online Magazine in the country ''LOVE NU ART MAGAZINE.'' Thanks to Markesha Woods and the Creators of this Great magazine I'm very thankful for the exposure (said Brese). ...
Fetta (04/22/11)
This is a picture of my 6 year old cat Fetta enjoying one of her favorite past-times: sunbathing.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (04/22/11)
Southeast Hospital nurses and staff members surprised St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and longtime patient Gene "Doak" Dawson of Sikeston, Mo., with a "tailgate" party in his hospital room on Thursday. They donned Cardinals gear, decorated the room, and enjoyed hot dogs, Cracker Jacks and peanuts. They also sang "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." Dawson is seated on the bed, second from left. He enjoys watching televised Cardinals baseball games in his hospital room...
Missouri Barn (04/22/11)
Barn in Madison County MO
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