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Stories from Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cape won't cap liquor licenses, will look at other options (07/06/11)
Deb Tracy's interest in limiting the number of liquor licenses in Cape Girardeau drew zero support Monday night from her fellow city council members, who argued that it would stifle free enterprise or could even result in unintended economic consequences...
Jackson to partner with MoDOT to improve uptown streets (07/06/11)
A unanimous vote Tuesday night by the Jackson Board of Aldermen to enter into a 50/50 cost-sharing agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation to improve U.S. 61 and intersecting streets in the uptown area has some worried already about parking for businesses...
Fruitland quarry hearing begins for Saxony Lutheran, Strack Excavating (07/06/11)
Attorneys representing both Saxony Lutheran High School and Strack Excavating questioned the state's top mining official during the first day of testimony in an administrative hearing to review an application by Strack Excavating for a 76-acre limestone mine near Fruitland...
Crowell could be eyeing statewide office in 2014 (07/06/11)
Jason Crowell will be forced out of office by term limits next year, but the Missouri state senator from Cape Girardeau appears to have his sights set on statewide office in 2014. Crowell, a Republican, has changed his campaign committee paperwork to Missourians for Crowell and to reflect a bid for an unspecified statewide office. ...
Council votes to continue Old Town Cape's funding for downtown strategic plan (07/06/11)
Last month, John Voss had questions. On Monday night, he said he had his answer: Old Town Cape is worth it. The Cape Girardeau City Council member had raised concerns last month about an additional $20,000 the council has been giving in recent years to the not-for-profit organization that works toward revitalizing the city's downtown...
Caruthersville police officer injured in fireworks incident Monday (07/06/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A Caruthersville Police Department officer was injured by a firework during patrol Monday, and seven arrests were made in connection with the Fourth of July disturbance that brought out officers from several nearby law enforcement agencies.
Jackson Chamber of Commerce director accepts jobs with SoutheastHealth (07/06/11)
The Jackson Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new executive director after the resignation of Brian Gerau. Gerau, who became executive director in November 2008, has accepted a new position as a senior development officer with SoutheastHealth. "I speak for the entire board and its membership when I say we're very sad to see him go because he has done an outstanding job," said Jason Wray, chamber board president. "It's going to be difficult to replace him."...
Mo. attorney general gets involved in flag desecration case (07/06/11)
Missouri's attorney general has joined a federal lawsuit filed one year ago by a Cape Girardeau man challenging the state's flag desecration law. Attorney General Chris Koster's motion to intervene, filed in late April, postponed a trial date set for Aug. 1...
Candidates for Missouri statewide office report raising about $2 million (07/06/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri candidates for statewide office report raising about $2 million in a single recent week. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's campaign says it took in roughly $900,000 in the final week of the latest campaign finance reporting period, which ended June 30. Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, who's expected to run for governor next year, reports raising about $435,000 in the same one-week period...
Highway 25 reduced for concrete repair (07/06/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 25 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane through Thursday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. This section of road is between U.S. 60 and Route E. Weather permitting, work will be done from 4 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. ...
Highway 51 closes for pipe replacement (07/06/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 51 in Bollinger County will be closed today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe beneath the road. This section of road is from Route H to County Road 714. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Planned three-bed hospital to expand to more than 100 beds (07/06/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Black River Medical Center will start with three beds, but plans are being made to quickly expand to 100 or 150 beds. "We want to open the three-bed hospital by Dec. 31," said Mike Burcham, president and chief executive officer of Poplar Bluff Medical Partners, during a wall breaking ceremony in the area where contractors are making renovations. One of the three acute care rooms will be designed to use as an isolation room when necessary...
Police: Cape woman charged with felony after kicking officer (07/06/11)
A Cape Girardeau woman who allegedly kicked a city police officer Monday is now facing felony charges. Cape Girardeau police officers encountered Stephanie N. Cerny, 31, around 10:30 p.m., when they responded to the 400 block of Washington Avenue in reference to a fight in progress. ...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 7/5/11 (07/06/11)
Public hearings Consent agenda New ordinances...
Eight killed on Mo. highways over holiday (07/06/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports eight people died on Missouri highways during the Fourth of July weekend counting period, two more than last year. The highway patrol worked 259 crashes with 130 injuries. On the state's waterways, there were no fatalities in boating accidents. The patrol reports 10 boating accidents with five injuries...
Corps of Engineers seeking land along Missouri River (07/06/11)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent letters to landowners in Missouri and Iowa asking if they wanted to sell land in the Missouri River basin, where flooding began in May. David Kolarik, a corps spokesman in Kansas City, said the timing of the letter was a coincidence, and a mistake. He also said most of the letters went out before the flooding started. But he said some of the letters were dated June 6, well after the flooding began...
Nixon signs adoption records law (07/06/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation designed to make it easier for adopted adults to get information about biological parents who died without agreeing to be identified. Nixon signed the measure Tuesday. It takes effect Aug. 28...
Kansas City first responders feel stress from helping Joplin victims after returning home (07/06/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In Joplin, a wounded beautician had a request for the busy intensive care nurse. Could someone wash her hair? Could a little bit of time be found for a little bit of mental healing? "Her scalp had been sandblasted by the tornado," remembers Dana Weber, a North Kansas City Hospital nurse who volunteered to go to the ripped-apart city. For nearly three hours, Weber picked out gravel and debris from the woman's hair and emptied buckets of muddied rinse water...
President Obama warns Congress against short-term deal on debt limit (07/06/11)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama prodded Congress on Tuesday to make a deal within the next two weeks on raising the nation's borrowing limit, and he said he was summoning leaders of both parties to the White House this week to try to get it done...
Yellowstone River flood surge raises fears Montana oil spill could spread (07/06/11)
LAUREL, Mont. -- Crews responsible for cleaning up an oil spill on the Yellowstone River faced difficult conditions Tuesday as the scenic waterway rose above flood stage and raised fears that surging currents will push crude into undamaged areas and back channels that are home to some of the best fish habitat in the world...
Casey Anthony cleared of murdering young daughter (07/06/11)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Casey Anthony was acquitted Tuesday of murdering her 2-year-old daughter in a case that became a national sensation on cable TV, with its CSI-style testimony about duct-tape marks on the child's face and the smell of death inside a car trunk...
Strauss-Kahn faces new assault complaint (07/06/11)
PARIS -- Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces a potential new sexual assault investigation Tuesday when a young French writer plans to formally accuse him of trying to rape her during a 2002 book interview -- a dizzying turn of events just as the former IMF chief's fortunes seemed to be growing brighter...
Mexico searches for 7 people missing in boating accident (07/06/11)
SAN FELIPE, Mexico -- They are fathers, fiances and experienced fishermen. The seven U.S. tourists still missing two days after their boat capsized off Mexico's coast went to sea as they had for several years on the U.S. Independence Day holiday -- they wanted to fish and have a good time...
President offers 10,000 U.S. troops for Iraq next year (07/06/11)
BAGHDAD -- The White House is offering to keep up to 10,000 troops in Iraq next year, U.S. officials say, despite opposition from many Iraqis and key Democratic Party allies who demand that President Barack Obama bring home the American military as promised...
British tabloid facing claims it hacked into slain girl's cellphone (07/06/11)
LONDON -- Britain's The News of the World was facing claims Tuesday that it hacked into a missing 13-year-old's phone messages, possibly hampering a police inquiry into her disappearance. Milly Dowler was found murdered months later and the report that her messages were tampered with has horrified Britons. Major advertisers -- including Ford UK -- have pulled their ads from the paper...
Chaffee Senior Babe Ruth subdues Jackson in opener, Jackson wins nightcap (07/06/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The second inning of Tuesday night's opening game between the Chaffee and Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball teams brought a scoring opportunity for both teams. Jackson missed out on its chance in the top of the inning, while Chaffee got all the offense starter Connor Scott needed in the bottom half on its way to a 2-0 victory in the opening game of a doubleheader. Jackson won the nightcap 9-2 in 10 innings...
Area digest 7/6/11 (07/06/11)
Danny Williams and Amy Pobst combined to win the SEMO Horseshoe Association's nine-team tournament at the Scott City Knights of Columbus. The team of Tim Bryant and Lachelle Cook took second, while Glen Backfisch and Larry Glastetter were third. The team of Virgil Schreckenberg and Cook won the 12-team tournament at the Leopold Knights of Columbus...
Clemens perjury trial starts with jury selection (07/06/11)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Roger Clemens' perjury trial opened Wednesday with both sides raising the prospect of calling a roster of former baseball stars as witnesses and the judge angrily criticizing Congress for withholding an audiotape of Clemens' deposition at the heart of the case.
Cardinals activate slugger Pujols (07/06/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols is more than just one of the best players in baseball. He's also an incredibly rapid healer. The St. Louis Cardinals activated their three-time NL MVP off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, a month ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken left wrist...
Holliday blasts pair in Cardinals' 8-1 win (07/06/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols stayed on the bench in his first game off the disabled list. The St. Louis Cardinals had plenty without the three-time NL MVP. Matt Holliday homered twice hours after being picked to represent the National League in the Home Run Derby, and Jaime Garcia had another stingy home outing in an 8-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night...
Moving through the years: Local Progressive Club marks 50 years (07/06/11)
In 1961, high school friends Shirley Beggs, Dorothy Penzel and Mary Talley started a club to learn all the things they'd need to know as young wives and mothers -- cooking and cleaning, decorating and sewing, and raising a family. Fifty years later, the three charter members of the Progressive Club have raised their children, retired and become proud grandmothers...
Living with Parkinson's: Symptoms and treatment of this mysterious - but not life-ending - disease (07/06/11)
Parkinson's disease has some worrisome symptoms, like tremors and stiffness, but doctors say this common neurological disease is easy to treat and far from the end of the world. Remember that actor Michael J. Fox has had the disease for 20 years and pro boxer Muhammad Ali has lived with Parkinson's since 1984 -- both have continued to be active and successful public figures...
Around the bend: Vicksburg, Miss., to Mile Zero: Day two (07/06/11)
Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 Our day started at 0500 this morning because Danny thought it was 0600. We were on the water by 0730. We think we missed seeing our first gator as we paddled away from camp this morning. We were joking about a passing log on our right looking so much like an alligator when we heard a loud splash at the edge of the water on our left. ...
Second time around: Local group offers support for grandparents raising grandchildren (07/06/11)
At Jackson Senior High School's commencement ceremony, the administration repeatedly referred to the graduates' parents and grandparents. This wasn't just a nice way to include the extended family attending the event; it was also a way to include the grandparents who had raised the young men and women about to march across the stage with diplomas...
Try a misting system (07/06/11)
When the star Sirius appears in the night sky it signifies the official start of the "dog days of summer" -- 40 of the hottest, stickiest days of the year (July 3 to Aug. 15). This year you can be cool -- without being indoors -- by installing a misting system like you see in hotels and restaurants. ...
Fewer pets killed thanks to spay, neuter programs (07/06/11)
LOS ANGELES -- When Stephen Zawistowski got his first dog 50 years ago, she was the only dog in the neighborhood that was spayed. "She had an incision that must have been a foot long and was sewn up with what looked like piano wire," says Zawistowski, science adviser for the New York-based American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...
Culture-defining cuisine: Refined, understated French gastronomy sets the standard worldwide (07/06/11)
Recognizing that cultural heritage is not restricted to material things, UNESCO has been assembling The List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Among the practices added this year are the Peruvian scissors dance, Azerbaijani carpet weaving and French gastronomy. I don't know about dancing or weaving, but French gastronomy surely belongs on this list...
Fire up the grill (or broiler) for a burger feast (07/06/11)
Following the Independence Day holiday I think of summer and the grilling season in full swing, which for us, usually involves hamburgers on the grill. Ralph and Martha Maxton of Cape Girardeau recently had family in town for a visit. They made this recipe for cherry burgers with cherry ketchup, which sounds absolutely wonderful. I have included one recipe for an indoor cooking process just in case rain puts a damper on your plans...
Gene Crump (07/06/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Gene Crump, 83, of Chaffee died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Allison Brooks Jr. (07/06/11)
THEBES, Ill. -- Allison Van Brooks Jr., 28, of Thebes died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. The funeral will be private. Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Nancy Webb (07/06/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Nancy Jane Webb, 69, of Chaffee, formerly of Scott City, died Monday, July 4, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 19, 1942, in Illmo, to Robert and Mary Sturm Schoen. She and William Webb were married April 15, 1977. He preceded her in death Oct. 12, 1987...
Edna Meier (07/06/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Edna A. Meier, 89, of Perryville died Monday, July 4, 2011, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. She was born March 12, 1922, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of August E. and Johanna Pauline Macke Biester. She and Raymond E. Meier were married Dec. 12, 1965. He preceded her in death April 26, 2002...
Zelma Huber (07/06/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Zelma M. Huber, 91, of Perryville died Monday, July 4, 2011, at her home. She was born Dec. 11, 1919, in Perry County, daughter of Herman and Mary Elona "Loni" Moore Schumer. She and Leonard J. Huber were married Nov. 25, 1939. He preceded her in death July 12, 1987...
Emma Morgan (07/06/11)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Emma Louise Morgan, 94, of Fredericktown died Thursday, June 30, 2011, in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 12, 1916, in Fredericktown, daughter of Walter H. and Margaret E. Jones. She and Charles C. Morgan were married Oct. 21, 1948, in Fredericktown...
Pamela Fleming (07/06/11)
Pamela H. Fleming, 62, of Cape Girardeau passed away Friday, July 1, 2011, of heart failure. She was born Dec. 2, 1948, in Scranton, Pa., to Joseph and Beatrice Savulis. Pam received a fine arts degree from Metro State University in Denver. She was a licensed Realtor and an accomplished photographer...
Births 7/6/11 (07/06/11)
Son to Derek Wayne and Leah Danielle Hayman of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 1:32 a.m. Sunday, June 26, 2011. Name, Koby Daniel. Weight, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Hayman is the former Leah Reisenbichler, daughter of Daniel and Liz Reisenbichler and Myra Reisenbichler of Jackson. She is a registered nurse at Southeast. Hayman is the son of Ron and Vera Hayman of Farmington, Mo., and Danny and Tina Grogan of Jackson. He is employed by Drivestone Mechanical Paving...
Jackson fire report 7/6/11 (07/06/11)
Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/6/11 (07/06/11)
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Cape Girardeau police report 7/6/2011 (07/06/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 7/6/11 (07/06/11)
A tanker truck filled with soybean oil overturns on LaCruz Street while attempting to find the Bunny Bread bakery; the driver is uninjured. MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Kohlfeld Capahas suffer their first defeat of the season, falling to the Memphis Tigers 4-2 in the nightcap of a baseball doubleheaders; the Caps' winning streak had reached 27 games this summer...
John Shafer (07/06/11)
Last week Southeast Missouri State University athletic director John Shafer retired after about 2 1/2 years of leading the department. Shafer, making the announcement earlier in the month that his retirement would be effective June 30, said in a news release that he needed to "devote some quality time to my family" and that both he and his wife, Dianne, had parents in need of assistance...
Speak Out 7/6/11 (07/06/11)
IMAGINE how disappointed I was when I opened the paper as a parent to look at my child's honor roll in the Southeast Missourian and not one Jackson Elementary School other than West Lane, because they're in fourth or fifth, was listed. But no other elementary school was listed in the honor roll. ...
Prayer 7/6/11 (07/06/11)
O Lord, may we always listen to you, the Voice of Truth. Amen.
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (07/06/11)
Aspen & Allie are 3 month old Basset Hound mixes. They are available for adoption at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, 573-334-5837. See more available pets at www.semopets.org
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