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Stories from Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Arts Council director hopes to bring stability after position turnover (10/26/11)
In the summer of 2006, Murielle Wyman spent five weeks taking two courses in the Ivy League halls of Yale University. Then 17 and between her sophomore and junior years of high school, Wyman suspected that the first class -- in international business -- would offer her an insightful glimpse of a future she'd planned in high finance...
Judge appointed to preside over motion in Clay Waller investigation (10/26/11)
A new judge will preside over the hearing that will determine whether testimony from Clay Waller's father can be preserved as evidence. Cape Girardeau Circuit Court Judge William Syler will replace Judge Benjamin Lewis in the Nov. 18 hearing after Waller's attorney, Scott Reynolds, filed a motion for a change of judge Thursday. Lewis sustained the motion the same day, according to court documents...
Lanzotti, Summers file for Cape council election (10/26/11)
Incumbent Mark Lanzotti and newcomer Trent Summers turned in their petitions to run for Cape Girardeau City Council on Tuesday, the first day of the filing period.
Mo. to lose unemployment tax credits (10/26/11)
Beginning next month, the federal government will take away tax credits from Missouri employers and use the taxes collected to pay back about $725 million the state borrowed to pay unemployment benefits. For the past two years, Missouri was able to borrow the money to shore up its unemployment trust fund interest free, but now the state must pony up and pay it back...
Community outraged, but no leads in Bollinger County animal cruelty case (10/26/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Despite public outrage, the Bollinger County Sheriff's Department has no leads as to who dragged and burned a pit bull Saturday.
Missouri applies for federal education grants (10/26/11)
Missouri is among 35 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico that have submitted applications for the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge, a $500 million state-level competitive grant program designed to improve early learning and development. If Missouri wins a grant the state could receive $60 million over the next four years. ...
Supporters, opponents grapple over tax district for downtown Sikeston (10/26/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Community improvement district plans are 0-2 in Sikeston this year. A community improvement district proposal for the Midtowner Village shopping center on Malone Avenue failed after coming up against opposition during its public hearing at the Aug. 1 city council meeting...
Jackson police looking into series of daytime burglaries (10/26/11)
Jackson police are investigating a recent series of burglaries that have occurred during the daytime. Several homes in Jackson have been broken into during daytime hours and jewelry has been reported stolen, according to a news release. Police suggest being mindful of suspicious people in neighborhoods and encourage residents with information to call 573-243-3151...
Audit shows Jackson School District good at managing money (10/26/11)
The Jackson School Board was presented with good financial feedback from an independent auditor Tuesday night. According to Darrell Songer, a representative of the St. Louis consulting firm Larson Allen, the district is doing an above-average job of managing its money...
Judge extends order halting campus drug testing at Linn State (10/26/11)
ST. LOUIS -- A Missouri college's comprehensive drug-testing plan for students will remain on hold following a ruling by a federal judge. Linn State Technical College's program calls for screening all first-year students and some returning students for cocaine, methamphetamines, oxycodone and other drugs. The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit challenging the constitutionality of the drug testing...
Business bill dead as Mo. Senate session adjourns (10/26/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation offering new tax incentives to businesses officially died Tuesday as the Missouri Senate ended a special legislative session without accomplishing its primary objective. The Senate permanently adjourned the session that began Sept. ...
Bayer extends GM rice settlement deadline to November (10/26/11)
NEW ORLEANS -- Rice farmers have nearly a month to file for part of a $750 million settlement to claims they lost money because Bayer CropScience inadvertently allowed genetically modified rice seed onto the market in the United States. The original deadline was Oct. 10, but Bayer extended it to Nov. 21, lawyer Don Downing of St. Louis said Monday. He's one of the lead attorneys in a lawsuit filed by farmers in five states...
Nuclear bomb being dismantled (10/26/11)
AMARILLO, Texas -- The last of the nation's most powerful nuclear bombs -- a weapon hundreds of times stronger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, is being disassembled nearly half a century after it was put into service at the height of the Cold War...
Today in History (10/26/11)
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2011. There are 66 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 26, 1861, the legendary Pony Express officially ceased operations, giving way to the transcontinental telegraph. (The last run of the Pony Express was completed the following month.)...
Gadhafi buried in unmarked grave (10/26/11)
MISRATA, Libya -- Moammar Gadhafi, the dictator who ruled Libya for 42 years, was buried early Tuesday in an unmarked grave with only a few people allowed to attend. The modest Islamic ceremony closed the book on the 8-month civil war that ousted him and ended in the gruesome spectacle of people lining up for days to view his decomposing corpse on display in a cold storage unit...
Baby emerges from earthquake rubble (10/26/11)
ERCIS, Turkey -- After 48 hours, a miracle emerged from a narrow slit in rubble of an apartment building: a 2-week-old baby girl, half-naked but still breathing. Stoic rescue workers erupted in cheers and applause at her arrival -- and later for her mother's and grandmother's rescues -- happy news on an otherwise grim day when the death toll from Sunday's earthquake climbed to at least 432 and desperate survivors fought over aid...
Perryville volleyball team avenges district loss against Notre Dame (10/26/11)
The Perryville volleyball team defeated Notre Dame to claim the Class 3 District 1 title Tuesday.
Scott City volleyball team reaches playoffs unbeaten (10/26/11)
Scott City improved to 30-0-1 as it beat St. Vincent in the final of the Class 2 District 2 volleyball tournament.
Leopold volleyball team rallies to claim district crown (10/26/11)
The Wildcats defeated Advance in three games to win the Class 1 District 3 title.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Billy Leighton (10/26/11)
Central junior Billy Leighton celebrated his district title with a run. Leighton, who won the Class 4 District 1 cross country race Saturday, went for a run after returning home from the meet. "It's something that I usually just do," Leighton said. "Me and my coach usually talk about it the week before and say, 'All right, after the race we can still get some more work in.' That way you can kind of get some more training in that day of the race because really the main goal is state, so every race is almost kind of like a practice, too.". ...
High school roundup: Bell City's volleyball team's district reign ends (10/26/11)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team fitted for sixth in OVC hoops poll (10/26/11)
Women's squad picked to finish last in the 11-team conference.
Southeast Missouri State women's volleyball team gets swept by Racers (10/26/11)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team hit a season-low .061 and was swept at Murray State on on Tuesday night. MSU avenged an earlier loss at Southeast with a 26-24, 25-17, 25-14 victory in Murray, Ky. Southeast fell to 10-15 overall and 8-6 in Ohio Valley Conference play. The Redhawks remained fourth in the 11-team league. MSU is 6-19 and 6-8...
Phone fiasco leaves Cardinals dialing 9-1-1 (10/26/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Bobby Valentine thought about the bizarre events he had seen in Game 5 of the World Series, when 19th-century technology fouled up Tony La Russa and the St. Louis Cardinals. "It's kind of stupid, isn't it?" said Valentine, who's managed more than 2,000 major league ballgames...
Garcia, Lewis to meet in Game 6 of World Series (10/26/11)
ST. LOUIS -- It's already been a productive postseason for Colby Lewis. Next up, a shot at the biggest prize yet. Lewis gets the first chance to pitch the Texas Rangers to their first title in Game 6 of the World Series tonight. He'll be leaning on past October triumphs while undoubtably pitching oh-so-carefully against Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals...
Eat, drink and be scary (10/26/11)
Halloween is just around the corner. It's a day when truly the only thing we have to fear is fear itself, for the holiday is dedicated to things frightening and scary. In fact, some people are even afraid of Halloween itself, a condition called Samhainophobia, after the Celtic festival of Samhain, a medieval precursor of Halloween...
A few seasonal recipes for fall (10/26/11)
This week the temperatures dropped and a chill is definitely in the air. As soon as the temperature dropped, I found myself at the store ready to purchase ingredients for a couple of different types of soups and wanting to do some baking. Turning the oven on takes the chill from the air and the children love to have fresh baked items...
Hospital to name room after Poison singer (10/26/11)
PHOENIX -- A Phoenix hospital is injecting a little Poison into families waiting for sick loved ones, thanks to a donation from 1980s hair band singer Bret Michaels. The Poison frontman plans to announce Thursday that he is donating TVs and sound systems for a waiting room at the St. Joseph's Barrow Neurological Institute, where he was treated in April 2010 for a brain hemorrhage. The equipment will allow families to relax and listen to music...
Murphy hopes 'not to drop the ball' as Oscars host (10/26/11)
NEW YORK -- With four months to go until the Academy Awards, Eddie Murphy is already feeling the pressure about hosting the ceremony. At the premiere of his new comedy film "Tower Heist" he said he's "excited" about the job but "hoping not to drop the ball."...
Howard Jordan (10/26/11)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Howard L. "Pee Wee" Jordan, 77, of Olive Branch died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Glen Russell (10/26/11)
LICK CREEK, Ill. -- Glen Russell, 56, of Lick Creek, formerly of Anna, Ill., died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at his home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Crain Funeral Home, with Wade Pritchett and Phillip Brown officiating. Interment will be in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Goreville, Ill...
Lolline Daniels (10/26/11)
Lolline Daniels, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2011. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday at St. James AME Church. The funeral will be at noon Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Rodney Moody officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery...
Jennie Rastl (10/26/11)
Jennie Lee Rastl, 81, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Jackson, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Aug. 5, 1930, at Oriole, to Omar and Louise Jane Kinnard Abernathy. She and Gene Roy Rastl were married Nov. 19, 1948. He died Aug. 18, 2004...
Evelyn Foster (10/26/11)
Evelyn Foster, 84, of Scott City died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the home of a daughter. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Danny Peters (10/26/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Danny L. Peters, 60, of Perryville died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 6:30 a.m. to service time Thursday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Don Estes officiating...
Alma Bodenstein (10/26/11)
Alma D. Bodenstein, 89, of Gordonville passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 4, 1922, in Gordonville, daughter of William and Augusta Hanselman Nagel. She and Leo Albert Bodenstein were married April 25, 1943. He passed away Nov. 10, 1986...
Mavis Jagdharry (10/26/11)
Mavis Jagdharry, 74, of Scott City went to her heavenly home Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Ramsey Creek Village in Scott City. She was born May 12, 1937, in Guyana, South America. She and Cecil Jagdharry were married Dec. 12, 1955. He preceded her in death...
Elgin Davis II (10/26/11)
KIRKWOOD, Mo., -- Elgin Charles Davis II, 64, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at his home. He is the son of Jackson and Virginia Bledsoe Davis. A 1965 graduate of Sikeston High School, he studied at Memphis State University and Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Phyllis Marberry (10/26/11)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Phyllis Ann Marberry, 68, of East Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 6, 1943, in Thebes, Ill., to Clyde and Dorothy Fuller Dunn. She married James Marberry on May 26, 1960...
Lorene Frey (10/26/11)
Lorene Frey, 82, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. She was born March 17, 1929, near Catron, Mo., to Charles and Marcella Stephens Lawson. She and Joseph L. Frey were married Nov. 18, 1950. He preceded her in death Dec. 30, 2007...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/26/11 (10/26/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Jackson police and fire reports 10/26/11 (10/26/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Monday:...
Out of the past 10/26/11 (10/26/11)
A reception is held at St. Mark Lutheran Church for the Rev. and Mrs. Jan Bengtson, who have accepted a call to Faith Lutheran Church in Wataga, Ill. St. Mary's Cathedral Parish honors the School Sisters of Notre Dame and Sisters of St. Francis (Wheaton, Ill.) for 111 years of service; the sisters attending the special liturgy renew their religious vows, and a reception follows in the school cafeteria...
A ‘crisis of confidence' (10/26/11)
With President Obama's latest round of stimulus spending gaining absolutely no traction, the President is now launching a series of executive orders to implement small portions of his latest jobs bill package. Despite massive lobbying and arm-twisting galore, the jobs bill drew bipartisan opposition last week. And in the current federal culture, if you can't get it one way, you get it another...
Fox lecture (10/26/11)
Michael J. Fox is remembered by some as Alex P. Keaton from the NBC series "Family Ties." Others remember him from his many movies, possibly none more memorable than his role as Marty McFly in the "Back to the Future" trilogy. Tonight the actor, author and Parkinson's disease activist takes the stage at the Show Me Center as part of the Southeast Missouri State University Speaker Series...
Speak Out 10/26/11 (10/26/11)
TO the critical caller who saw the beehive activity at the liquor store and carwashes, barbecue grills in use and the police giving tickets in Cairo, is that any different from any other town? All the liquor stores have plenty of traffic. The arsonists are busy everywhere and the police hand out tickets everywhere. And when has it become bad to keep your car clean or grill?...
Prayer 10/26/11 (10/26/11)
O Lord Jesus, may we use our gifts and talents for your glory. Amen.
Holiday Bazaar (10/26/11)
Centenary United Methodist Church, 300 North Ellis, Cape Girardeau, will host a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 12. A lunch of grilled sandwiches, homemade soup and salad will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items for purchase are homemade casseroles and baked goods, glazed pumpkins, gift ware items, books, vintage jewelry, Christmas sweaters, and handcrafted items. The public is cordially invited. All proceeds will help fund the UMW mission projects...
Jackson Couple Give Painting to SoutheastHEALTH (10/26/11)
Jeff and Andrea Cunningham of Jackson presented the mixed media painting, "Butterfly Composition XI 2011," by renowned artist Timothy Orikri to SoutheastHEALTH Foundation on Monday, Oct. 24, in memory of their daughter Melaina. Melaina passed away in March 2009 at the age of three due to complications from a congenital disease called Nemaline Myopathy...
CJHS 7th Grd Football - Undefeated Season! (10/26/11)
The Central Junior High School 7th Grade Football Team finished with an undefeated season; 6-0. This accomplishment is the first in 24 years by a Junior High team. Way to go Tigers!!
Sassy Pepper (10/26/11)
Grown in the garden of Olline and Loomis Brown of Jackson
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