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Stories from Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Asphalt overlay underway for seven Cape streets, five public alleys (10/25/11)
Since Cape Girardeau voters first approved a half-cent sales tax for roads in 1995, much of the attention has been focused on the new -- a wider Broadway, a nifty Fountain Street extension or the much-hyped LaSalle Avenue. But city officials say that work taking place over the next two weeks, also being paid for with the Transportation Trust Fund sales tax money, is equally important...
Cape Girardeau city officials order old Jefferson School demolished or repaired (10/25/11)
Cape Girardeau officials rejected a proposal on Monday to bring the city's last segregated black schoolhouse partially up to code and instead ordered that the 107-year-old building be demolished or fully repaired.
Perry County gets new economic development manager (10/25/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- That Scott Sattler already knows the players puts Perry County ahead in the economic development game, according to Perryville Mayor Debbie Gahan. After spending years as manager of business and industry for the Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri, Sattler has been selected as Perry County's chief economic development officer...
Around 1,300 students ask for tickets to Michael J. Fox presentation (10/25/11)
Whether they be a fan or feel a personal connection, students at Southeast Missouri State University are anticipating the appearance of actor and activist Michael J. Fox. Fox will appear Wednesday night at the Show Me Center in the second part of the university's annual speaker series with a presentation titled "Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist." The name comes from his 2009 New York Times best-seller book about his life, career and battle with Parkinson's disease and a resulting Emmy-winning prime time TV special.. ...
Pit bull dragged, burned in Bollinger County (10/25/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The Bollinger County Sheriff's Department is looking for those who reportedly dragged a pit bull dog behind a vehicle, then tied the dog to a pole and set fire to it while it was still alive.
Corps of Engineers dedicates $6.6 million to fix levee system at Cairo (10/25/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has allocated $6.6 million to address seepage issues in the Cairo levee that was almost lost during this spring's flooding.
Sikeston gets grant to expand trail (10/25/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. Sikeston will benefit from grants totaling $220,421 from the Missouri Foundation for Health. Through the foundation's Healthy and Active Communities funding initiative, Sikeston received $210,421 to expand its exercise trail facilities to encourage walking, jogging and biking. ...
Jackson man wins $351,000 lottery prize (10/25/11)
A Jackson man claimed the $351,000 Show Me Cash Jackpot on Sunday after buying a winning lottery ticket. Ivan Holloway bought a Show Me Cash ticket on Wednesday and matched all five of the winning numbers on his $1 Quick Pick ticket, according to a Missouri Lottery news release. He didn't mention any plans for the money except using it to pad his retirement...
Attorney now representing Clay Waller in murder investigation (10/25/11)
The attorney who is representing Clay Waller in his state theft and harassment case will also represent him in an investigation that may lead to a murder charge.
Route ZZ in Stoddard County to close for pipe replacement (10/25/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route ZZ from County Road 648 to Route H in Stoddard County will be closed Monday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe beneath the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Pavement work reduces Route HH in Bollinger County (10/25/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route HH from Highway 72 to Route J in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane today through Thursday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorist are urged to use caution while traveling in the area. For more information, call MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
I-55 in Ste. Genevieve County reduced for pavement repairs (10/25/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Southbound Interstate 55 between Route Y and Highway 32 in Ste. Genevieve County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction while contractor crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, work will begin at 6:30 a.m. ...
Michigan man stops at Cape during trip down Missisippi (10/25/11)
Southeast Missouri State University student Trevor Smith, left, stops Monday along the Mississippi River in downtown Cape Girardeau to speak with Wayne Dewyer. Dewyer of Traverse City, Mich., and his 3-year-old Chesapeake Bay Labrador, Bentley, are traveling south on the Mississippi River on his "shanty boat." "The people you meet on the river are incredible," Dewyer said...
1,751 cases of sandwiches recalled (10/25/11)
Landshire of St. Louis has initiated a recall of 1,751 cases of Nike All-American sandwiches because they have the potential to be contaminated with listeria, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems, according to the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center...
Management at Poplar Bluff factory says no more layoffs planned even if supplier closes (10/25/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A major Poplar Bluff manufacturer offered reassurance Friday that the company will not be forced to eliminate jobs because of supply issues. Concerns were raised about the ability of Briggs & Stratton to operate at the current number of employees should the local Fortis Plastics LLC close. The facility is said to supply a significant amount of the molded plastic components used in Briggs production of lawn mower and small engine parts...
Judge declares mistrial in $700 million tobacco lawsuit (10/25/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in a $700 million lawsuit against Philip Morris USA, after jurors failed to reach agreement on whether Missouri smokers were misled into believing that light cigarettes were safer than regular cigarettes...
Mo. appeals court upholds red-light camera fines (10/25/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Missouri appeals court has upheld an ordinance in a suburban St. Louis city that imposes a $100 fine when cameras catch vehicles running red lights. The Eastern District appeals court on Tuesday rejected an argument that the Creve Coeur ordinance violates due process rights by ticketing a vehicle's owner without knowing if the owner was driving when the vehicle ran a red light...
Missing Mo. baby's age makes her harder to find (10/25/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The reported sightings have come from as far as California, people just certain they've spotted the blond-haired Kansas City baby whose cherubic face has been printed on fliers and circulated on national television programs since her disappearance three weeks ago...
MoDOT begins trial for 'smog-eating' concrete (10/25/11)
TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. (AP) -- A new type of concrete being tested in suburban St. Louis seeks to provide not only a smooth ride but cleaner air. KMOX Radio (http://cbsloc.al/vnpfWo) reports the Missouri Department of Transportation and contractor Fred Weber Inc. are working on the project on a section of Route 141 in west St. Louis County. A layer of cement is put down, then crews apply a photo-catalytic additive of titanium dioxide...
Business bill dead as Missouri Senate ends special session (10/25/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Legislation offering new tax incentives for Missouri businesses officially died Tuesday as the Missouri Senate ended a special legislative session. The Senate permanently adjourned the session that began Sept. 6 without giving final approval to the marquee legislation that would have scaled back many of Missouri's existing tax credits while offering new incentives to spur international trade at the St. ...
Insurer will pay 'miracle' Joplin survivor (10/25/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Mark Lindquist, whose against-the-odds story of survival and heroism in the Joplin tornado touched people around the world, got some good news Monday: The insurance company that initially denied his medical claim agreed to pay.
Rustling costs ranchers millions in poor economy (10/25/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Even with cattle theft rampant in much of the nation's midsection, Oklahoma rancher Ryan Payne wasn't worried about anyone messing with his cows and calves. By his estimation, his pasture is so far off the beaten path "you need a helicopter to see it."...
Mo. House leader joins secretary of state race (10/25/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- One of the Republican leaders of the Missouri House launched his campaign Monday for secretary of state, a high-profile post that oversees the state's elections and has often served as a steppingstone for higher office.
Missouri reaches $4.4 billion trade agreement with China (10/25/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday the state has reached an agreement to sell $4.4 billion worth of products to China for the next three years starting in 2012. Nixon said the deal between the state Department of Economic Development and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade emphasizes agricultural products and would boost Missouri exports to China by more than $1 billion over three years. ...
Today in History (10/25/11)
Today is Tuesday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2011. There are 67 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 25, 1854, the "Charge of the Light Brigade" took place during the Crimean War as an English brigade of more than 600 men charged the Russian army despite hopeless odds and suffered heavy losses...
For the holidays, price matters more than anything (10/25/11)
NEW YORK -- Forget style, quality and customer service. This holiday season, all that matters is price. A week before Halloween and two full months before Christmas, stores are desperately trying to outdo each other in hopes of drawing in customers worn down by the economy...
Two in custody in N.C. high school shooting (10/25/11)
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Two teenagers were in custody in the shooting of a 15-year-old fellow student who was wounded in the neck during a lunch period outside her North Carolina high school, and a sheriff said Monday the pair will be charged. The 18-year-old and 15-year-old male suspects and the victim attend Cape Fear High School in Fayetteville, Cumberland County Sheriff Earl "Moose" Butler said at a news conference. ...
Turks weep as bodies recovered (10/25/11)
ERCIS, Turkey -- Distraught Turkish families mourned outside a mosque or sought to identify loved ones among rows of bodies Monday as rescue workers scoured debris for survivors after a magnitude-7.2 quake that killed nearly 300 people. Rescue teams with generator-powered floodlights worked into the night in the worst-hit city of Ercis, where running water and electricity were cut out by the quake that rocked eastern Turkey on Sunday. ...
Iraqi speaker warns of meddling after U.S. pullout (10/25/11)
BAGHDAD -- The speaker of Iraq's parliament on Monday accused neighboring nations of meddling in Iraqi affairs and signaled it will only get worse if the country is seen as vulnerable after U.S. troops leave at the end of the year. Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, a Sunni Muslim, did not name the Mideast nations and did not offer specifics. ...
Israeli minister: Abbas an 'obstacle' to peace (10/25/11)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's foreign minister charged Monday that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is an "obstacle" to peace and that he hopes Abbas will soon resign. The comments by Avigdor Lieberman drew an angry response from Palestinians, who accused him of calling for an assassination and appealed to the United States and the European Union to intervene...
Notre Dame boys soccer team exacts revenge vs. rival Central (10/25/11)
The Notre Dame boys soccer team dominated play in their 2-0 win over Central
Jackson boys soccer team rides early goal past Perryville (10/25/11)
The Jackson boys soccer team defeated Perryville 4-1.
High school roundup: Jackson volleyball team's season ends in district semifinal (10/25/11)
All the scores from Monday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Road to winning season for Southeast Missouri State football team filled with obstacles (10/25/11)
The Southeast Missouri State football team faces three of the OVC's top teams down the stretch
Napoli's double gives Texas 4-2 win, 3-2 Series lead (10/25/11)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning against Marc Rzepczynski, and the Texas Rangers rallied from a two-run deficit to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Monday night and take a 3-2 World Series lead...
Mozeliak knows many questions to come after Series (10/25/11)
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The St. Louis Cardinals will play their last game within a matter of days. Then the work really begins for general manager John Mozeliak, who will have little time to relish the success of a World Series season. "It doesn't seem fair, does it?" Mozeliak said Monday before Game 5. ...
Worried about vitamin safety? Experts offer advice (10/25/11)
Two studies two weeks ago raised gnawing worries about the safety of vitamin supplements and a host of questions. Should anyone be taking them? Which ones are most risky? And if you do take them, how can you pick the safest ones? Vitamins have long had a "health halo." Many people think they're good for you and at worst might simply be unnecessary. The industry calls them an insurance policy against bad eating...
Not all parents are sad about having an empty house (10/25/11)
NEW YORK -- Pamela Reilly and her husband have big plans that don't include moping when their three teens finally fly the coop over the next two years. She and husband Terry, with a fourth child grown and gone, hope to downsize and leave Indianapolis for more rural, sunny climes. They're dreaming about touring Costa Rica and Baja Mexico on motorcycles. She's considering a return to school to become a physician's assistant or a nurse practitioner...
Will Ferrell wins Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (10/25/11)
WASHINGTON -- Will Ferrell, who refined his impersonation of President George W. Bush on "Saturday Night Live" and later took his presidential act to Broadway, was awarded the nation's top humor prize Sunday night. The TV star went on to make movies and cofound the popular website FunnyorDie.com in a career that won the 44-year-old the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts...
Jerry Brantley (10/25/11)
Jerry P. Brantley, 75, of Millersville passed away Oct. 23, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 7, 1936, in Charter Oak, Mo., son of James Franklin and Essie Ethel Brantley. He and Virginia Marie Butler were married April 6, 1958. Jerry was a conductor with Cotton Belt and Southern Pacific Railroads, retiring in 1997. He was a founding member of Royal Rangers in Scott City; member of Royal Rangers of Marble Hill, Mo., UTU and Jackson Assembly of God Church...
Minnie Rollins (10/25/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Minnie Rollins, 98, of Cairo died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mound City National Cemetery, with Rev. J.L. Posey officiating...
Shirley Hughes (10/25/11)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Shirley M. Hughes, 64, of Mounds died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. The service was held Saturday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Mounds, with G.W. White officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Memorial Garden in Villa Ridge, Ill...
Ray Archer (10/25/11)
Hubert Raymond Archer, 94, of Jackson died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 2, 1917, in Martinsburg, Mo., to Edward and Stella Brooks Hill Archer. After the death of his father Ray was raised by Shelby and Irene Simpson...
Mavis Jagdharry (10/25/11)
Mavis Jagdharry, 74, of Scott City died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Ramsey Creek Village in Scott City. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Iola Presser (10/25/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Mary Iola Presser, 94, of Bloomfield died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter, Mo. She was born May 26, 1917, in Monette, Ark., daughter of Stephen Albert and Lillie Demetra Stewart Pyland. She and Broadus Lee Presser were married March 28, 1942, in Monette. He died Feb. 16, 1995...
Floyd Underwood (10/25/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Floyd Robert "Sam" Underwood, 71, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Charleston Manor in Charleston. He was born Oct. 12, 1940, in Tacoma, Wash., son of Raymond and Lois Bennett Hill Underwood...
Kenneth McCraw (10/25/11)
Kenneth E. McCraw, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Life Care Center. He was born Dec. 2, 1950, in Paragould, Ark., to Alfred and Pauline Emery McCraw. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. McCraw is survived by his father and stepmother, Alfred and Lucille McCraw of Modeso, Calif...
Patricia Langston (10/25/11)
Patricia Joan Langston, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at her home. She was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Carter County, Mo., to William and Willa Kyle Campbell. She and Fred James Langston were married Dec. 2, 1964. He preceded her in death Dec. 20, 1998...
Bonnie Bess (10/25/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Bonnie Lee Bess, 91, of Bloomfield passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at her home. She was born April 22, 1920, in Clinton, Ark., daughter of J.O. and Maude Bowling Hunter. She was first married to George Eldon Boswell in 1937. He preceded her in death in 1963. She and Gerald M. Bess were married Dec. 24, 1968. He preceded her in death Dec. 13, 2007...
Gertrude Hacker (10/25/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gertrude Lillian Hacker, 96, of Perryville died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 6, 1915, in Brazeau, Mo., daughter of Phillip and Martha Bock Weinhold. She and Elmer Julius Hacker were married Nov. 23, 1941. He preceded her in death April 13, 1987...
Jackson fire report 10/25/11 (10/25/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: * Emergency medical service on Old Orchard Road. * Emergency medical service on Anna Street.
Cape Girardeau police report 10/25/11 (10/25/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 10/25/11 (10/25/11)
Winners of this year's Otto Dingledein Award from the SEMO Council on the Arts are James V. Parker, director of the Southeast Missouri State University Museum, and Grant Lund, associate professor of art at Southeast. At a special noon meeting yesterday, city council members discussed possible names for the city-university multipurpose building; however, members can't agree on a single name and decide more talk is needed, this time with the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents...
Domestic violence (10/25/11)
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, the month is also used to draw attention to another issue: domestic violence. According to the 2009 Crime in Missouri report, 36,943 domestic violence incidents were reported during the year in the state. Statistics beyond the Show Me State are also sobering...
Central orchestra alumni (10/25/11)
The Cape Central Orchestra will present a fall concert at 7 p.m. today in the Cape Central Field House. As our district celebrates its centennial year, we extend a special invitation to all former Cape Central Orchestra members. The orchestra has been an integral part of our school and community since 1920. We'd be especially proud to have former students of Frieda Rieck, Tony Carosello and Mel Gilhaus in our audience...
Speak Out 10/25/11 (10/25/11)
MANY people went to Jackson because it was the best school district, or was supposed to be. When something is fixed, you don't break it. That grading system that they have decided to use, or nongrading system, is just plain bad. It's such a letdown for people who cared to move to this area. Now the school tries out something trendy versus making us proud to live in this area...
Prayer 10/25/11 (10/25/11)
O Lord Jesus, our most wonderful Messiah, blessed is your holy name. Amen.
BBQ for Healing - FBC Cape to benefit Safe House (10/25/11)
The Youth Ministry of First Baptist Church 1289 Lexington Ave in Cape Girardeau will host a benefit BBQ for the Cape Girardeau Safe House for Women, Saturday, November 12 at 12 noon. The meal will include Hot Dog, Hamburger or other choice of meat with a side dish, drink & dessert all for just $4.00! For more information contact Youth Minister Nathan Meece at nmeece@fbccape.com or call the church office at 573-335-6006...
I Love My Uncle Nick (10/25/11)
Enjoying some time together.
Hoar frost in the Smokys (10/25/11)
Dense hoar frost one morning after a quick freeze overnight in Great Smoky Mountain National Park. There isn't any snow in this picture.
M.E. Leming Lumber Co (10/25/11)
This sawdust burner is about all that's left of one of Cape's largest employers - M.E. Leming Lumber Co., founded in 1893 and closed in 1992 after being hit with seven floods in three years. Follow the link to see more photos and to find out exactly where it is:...
CHS Class of '61's 50th Reunion (10/25/11)
Here's about two-thirds of the Central High School Class of 1961 at its reunion this weekend. To see the rest of the class and more photos, go to http://www.capecentralhigh.com/central-high-school/class-of-61-50th-reunion/
Schaefer's Electrical donates to SEMO Food Bank (10/25/11)
Schaefer's Electrical Enclosures donated $567 and 1,162 lbs of food to SEMO Food Bank! This donation will provide 4,755 meals to hungry Southeast Missourians.
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