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Stories from Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cape city manager: Deer committee to be named by month's end (11/17/11)
A citizen committee charged with studying and making a recommendation on whether urban deer hunting will be allowed in Cape Girardeau is expected to be in place by the end of the month, city manager Scott Meyer said Wednesday. The Cape Girardeau City Council asked Meyer last month to form an ad hoc committee to more closely study the idea of allowing regimented deer hunting in the city limits to reduce the number of deer...
Clay Waller mandated to attend Friday hearing (11/17/11)
A hearing Friday will determine whether testimony from Clay Waller's father will be preserved, and Waller will be there despite wanting no part in the hearing. Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus Tuesday that requests Waller's presence at the hearing. A judge will decide whether Waller's father's testimony, which alleges Clay Waller confessed to murdering his wife Jacque Waller and burying her, will be preserved...
Chateau Girardeau celebrates completion of $6 million addition, renovations (11/17/11)
Less than a year after work began, Chateau Girardeau has a new look and feel, along with additional rooms and expanded services. The Chateau is celebrating the completion of its $6 million addition and renovation all week, culminating with a public open house Sunday...
Cape, Jackson schools mark American Education Week (11/17/11)
A national education celebration week that brings together teachers, school staff, parents, students and community members in public schools is spurring events throughout the Cape Girardeau and Jackson school districts. American Education Week is held annually and highlights the importance of many roles in building great public schools. Since Sunday, local schools have held numerous events in its observance. This year's dates are Nov. 13 to 19...
Cape Girardeau man accused of choking, threatening girlfriend with gun (11/17/11)
A Cape Girardeau man was arrested Monday after he allegedly choked his girlfriend and pointed a gun at her. Ural R. Baker, 35, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon. Police issued the warrant after Baker's girlfriend went to the police station Sunday to report the incident...
MACO applies for $5.8 million in tax credits for Cape housing complex (11/17/11)
The Clarkton, Mo.-based company that wants to build a 48-unit apartment complex in Cape Girardeau for low-income renters has submitted its application to the state for $5.8 million in state and federal tax credits. MACO Development had the application hand-delivered to the Missouri Housing Commission last week in front of Tuesday's deadline, said executive vice president Jason Maddox...
Cape Girardeau man accused of statutory rape, sodomy (11/17/11)
A Cape Girardeau man is facing statutory rape and sodomy charges after allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl in February. Mark A. Musselman Jr., 27, was arrested Monday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for first-degree statutory rape and statutory sodomy...
Two men accused of Cairo arsons likely to stand trial in February (11/17/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Two men accused of burning buildings in Cairo will likely stand trial in February. Richard Scott Pitcher, 18, of Cairo, and David Patrick, 22, of Arlington, Ky., are both charged with two counts of arson. Patrick's attorney represented him in Alexander County Circuit Court Wednesday for pretrial motions. ...
Vigil to honor suicide victims Saturday at Poplar Bluff VA hospital (11/17/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- More than 90 people across the United States will take their own life today, according to the most recent information from the Centers for Disease Control. Within Missouri, one person dies nearly every 11 hours from suicide...
Dorena-Hickman ferry closing for expected 6 weeks (11/17/11)
HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) -- Travelers who use a western Kentucky ferry to cross the Mississippi River to and from Missouri will need to take another route for the next few weeks. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry, the only direct route between the two towns, was closing Wednesday for an expected six weeks while the boat is sent to St. Louis to have new engines installed. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the nearly $200,000 project, funded with a federal grant, is to improve reliability of the ferry...
Two workers at juvenile detention center in Mississippi County receive national honor (11/17/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Two local juvenile detention center workers have received national recognition for their efforts. Kevin Hess, superintendent of the Mississippi County Juvenile Detention Center, and Linda Moore, one of the detention center's two shift supervisors, were selected for awards in their respective roles at the detention center...
Sign replaced at Shivelbine's in downtown Cape (11/17/11)
A crane lifts the newly redone Shivelbines Music sign into place on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, in Cape Girardeau. The skeleton of the old sign, which dates back to 1969, was reused for the new sign, created by Coast to Coast Signs of Scott City. Rusted bolts and damage from heavy winds forced the old sign to be taken down in July. Scott Shivelbine said the absence of the sign drew concern and curiosity from many people in the community. "It's almost like a landmark," he said...
Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau to honor members, hold fundraiser (11/17/11)
The Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau's annual Women of Achievement Luncheon Friday will honor several of its members and raise money for local and international service projects, as well as local scholarships. One third of the proceeds from the event, which will be held at Plaza by Ray's, 3257 William St., will go to Zonta International with two-thirds staying locally to help women in need in the Cape Girardeau area, according the group's website, www.capezonta.org...
Parking to be restricted for Cape Girardeau holiday parade (11/17/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department announced that parking will be restricted in certain parts of the city starting at 2 p.m. on Nov. 27, due to the 2011 Parade of Lights. Parking will be prohibited in the following areas: on both sides of Broadway from North West End Boulevard to Main Street; on Main Street from Park Drive to William Street; on North West End Boulevard from Broadway to Parkview Drive; on the east side of Perry Avenue from Broadway to Parkview Drive; on Parkview from Perry Avenue to North West End Boulevard; and the entire area within Capaha Park.. ...
Occupy protesters arrested at bridge in St. Louis (11/17/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- At least a dozen Occupy St. Louis protesters were arrested after their attempt to block the entrance to a Mississippi River bridge on the two-month anniversary of the Occupy movement.
Obama files to run in Missouri presidential primary (11/17/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- President Barack Obama will be on the ballot for Missouri's Democratic presidential primary next year. Obama filed to run in the Missouri primary this week. Eight Republican candidates also have filed for Missouri's primary so far...
Missouri mother charged with murdering toddler son (11/17/11)
AFFTON, Mo. (AP) -- Prosecutors have charged a 20-year-old suburban St. Louis woman with murdering her 13-month-old son. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Wednesday that Shelby Dasher is charged with second-degree murder
Senate bill would bar Corps of Engineers offers on land amid flooding (11/17/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Legislation in the U.S. Senate seeks to prevent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from offering to buy land during flooding -- something that happened in June, when farmers in Missouri and Iowa received letters from the agency even as the corps was increasing the water level in the Missouri River...
Missouri lawmakers want discussion about I-70 tolls (11/17/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Several Missouri lawmakers say there should be discussion next year about installing tolls on Interstate 70 between Kansas City and St. Louis. Officials of the Missouri Department of Transportation outlined a plan for making I-70 a toll road at a hearing Wednesday of a joint legislative committee. Members of the panel praised MoDOT for starting the discussion, but stopped short of endorsing the toll road idea...
Kinder: Wages could limit Joplin rebuilding effort in Joplin (11/17/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's housing agency should roll back its wage requirements for construction workers in the Joplin area in order to finance more of the new houses and apartments needed after last spring's deadly tornado, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said Monday...
Smoking ban to go to Hannibal voters (11/17/11)
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) -- A proposal to ban indoor smoking in public places in Hannibal will go to voters in April. The Hannibal Courier-Post reports that the city council voted 5-2 Tuesday to place the smoking ban on the ballot. Councilman Richard Draper, who is also a physician, says the proposal promotes public health against the threat of second-hand smoke. But Mayor Pro Tem Kevin Knickerbocker opposed the measure, saying the ban would infringe on the property rights of individuals...
Workers push back against earlier holiday openings (11/17/11)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Count your blessings, then get to work. That may be Thanksgiving for more retail workers this year, as stores desperate to pull in buyers on the first weekend of the holiday shopping season push their openings earlier and earlier. Unhappy workers who say it ruins their Thanksgiving celebrations are trying to persuade companies to back off, but retailers say they're stuck: It's what customers want...
Suspect in shooting near White House arrested in Pennsylvania (11/17/11)
WASHINGTON -- A man with an apparent obsession with President Barack Obama has been arrested in Pennsylvania after the Secret Service discovered two bullets struck the White House while the president was away, authorities said Wednesday. One bullet smashed into a window of the living quarters of the executive mansion but was stopped by ballistic glass...
Occupy protests have few real effects (11/17/11)
NEW YORK -- Everywhere, it seems, people want to weigh in about the Occupy Wall Street protests around the country, from CEOs and politicians to your next-door neighbor. So far the talk has translated into little action. Two months into the movement, with police dismantling the encampments one by one, city by city, few politicians or policymakers have publicly taken up the protesters' cause and done anything to address corporate excesses and economic inequality...
Congress easily OKs bill for vets, contractors (11/17/11)
WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Republicans rallied on a rare patch of common ground Wednesday and Congress approved legislation helping government contractors and unemployed veterans, finally giving President Barack Obama the chance to sign the first, small part of his $447 billion jobs bill into law...
Study finds triple threat paints grim future for amphibians (11/17/11)
WASHINGTON -- A new study predicts that frogs, salamanders and other amphibians may eventually have no safe haven left on the globe because of three threats. Scientists have long known that amphibians are under attack from a killer fungus, climate change and shrinking habitat. The study uses computer models to project that those three threats will strike in different parts of the world in the coming decades...
Many boomers avoiding living wills (11/17/11)
WASHINGTON -- Many baby boomers don't have end-of-life legal documents such as a living will -- and some say it's because they feel healthy and young in their middle-age years and don't need to dwell on death. An Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com poll found that 64 percent of boomers -- those born between 1946 and 1964 -- say they don't have a health care proxy or living will. ...
Millionaires urge Congress to make them pay more taxes (11/17/11)
WASHINGTON -- Lobbyists for a day, a band of millionaires stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge Congress to tax them more. They had a little trouble getting in. It turns out there are procedures, even for the really rich. But once inside, their message was embraced by liberals and tolerated by some conservatives -- including the ideological leader of anti-tax lawmakers, who had some advice for them, too...
Beagle that survived gassing finds new home in New Jersey (11/17/11)
NUTLEY, N.J. -- The dog that survived an Alabama dog pound's gas chamber has found a permanent home in New Jersey. Daniel, a beagle mix named by animal control workers in Alabama after the biblical figure who survived the lion's den, joined four other rescued dogs Nov. 10 at the home of Joe Dwyer and his family in Nutley, about 10 miles west of New York City...
Oil hits $100 as U.S. economy improves (11/17/11)
NEW YORK -- Oil prices hit $100 a barrel Wednesday after a six-week surge that may drive gasoline prices higher in coming months and slow the fragile economic recovery. For now, there are few reasons to explain why oil jumped 30 percent higher since early October...
One dead, several hurt as storm pounds the Southeast (11/17/11)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A strong storm system that produced several possible tornadoes hit the Southeast on Wednesday, damaging dozens of homes and buildings. At least one person was killed and more than a dozen others were injured. Suspected tornadoes were reported in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and thousands of people were without power as trees and power lines were downed...
Today in History (11/17/11)
Today is Thursday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2011. There are 44 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 17, 1911, the African-American fraternity Omega Psi Phi was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. On this date:...
France recalls ambassador to Syria; violence mounts (11/17/11)
BEIRUT -- France recalled its ambassador to Damascus on Wednesday as Syrian President Bashar Assad came under increasing pressure from home and abroad, with army defectors killing at least eight soldiers in an attack on the military. French ambassador Eric Chevallier was ordered home in the wake of recent attacks against diplomatic missions and increasing violence stemming from Syria's 8-month-old uprising...
Arab League confirms Syria's suspension (11/17/11)
RABAT, Morocco -- The Arab League confirmed the suspension of Syria from the organization on Wednesday and gave its government three days to halt the violence and accept an observer mission or face economic sanctions. The suspension -- first announced by the Arab League on Saturday and confirmed during the meeting -- is a highly unusual move for a member of Syria's standing...
Pakistan: Missiles kill 16 militants (11/17/11)
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan -- U.S. drones fired missiles at two compounds in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing 16 alleged militants in the second such attack in the region in less than 24 hours, Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday...
Obama says U.S. to continue involvement in Asia-Pacific (11/17/11)
CANBERRA, Australia -- Signaling a determination to counter a rising China, President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to expand U.S. influence in the Asia-Pacific region and "project power and deter threats to peace" in that part of the world even as he reduces defense spending and winds down two wars...
Mizzou suspends Pinkel 1 game after DWI arrest (11/17/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri suspended coach Gary Pinkel for the final home game of the season Thursday and froze his salary for a year following his overnight arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team lets one slip away at Bradley (11/17/11)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team had a golden opportunity to notch a nonconference road win Wednesday night. But Bradley scored a conventional three-point play with 4.6 seconds left to stun the Redhawks 66-65 in Peoria, Ill.
Southeast Missouri State baseball team adds pitching depth (11/17/11)
Southeast Missouri State baseball coach Mark Hogan landed five players during the NCAA's early signing period that concluded last week.
Southeast Missouri State volleyball player Coon garners OVC honors (11/17/11)
Emily Coon earned all-Ohio Valley Conference honors for volleyball Wednesday.
McGwire, Duncan stay with Cardinals under Matheny (11/17/11)
ST. LOUIS -- New Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is keeping most of Tony La Russa's coaching staff. Mark McGwire and Dave Duncan are staying on for 2012, but first base coach Dave McKay and bench coach Joe Pettini both were dropped from their positions Wednesday. Both will remain in the organization and assist in baseball operations...
Rams' defense tightens belt in last two games (11/17/11)
ST. LOUIS -- James Hall's left forearm made the St. Louis Rams' biggest stop last week. The defensive end said he got a piece of the ball on the Cleveland Browns' botched field goal that handed the Rams only their second victory of the season. Though technically on special teams, it was the latest example of improvement on the front end of the defense. ...
Hooked on Science: Lava lamp (11/17/11)
Create your own lava lamp with a few materials from the kitchen. STEP 1: Fill the plastic bottle three-quarters of the way full with vegetable oil. STEP 2: Fill the plastic bottle the rest of the way with water. STEP 3: Place several drops of food coloring into the plastic bottle...
who's neXt 11/17/11 (11/17/11)
Deadlines High school juniors with a 3.5 GPA considering Murray State University can attend the university's Commonwealth Honors Academy in summer 2012. The university awards six hours of university studies credit for participation in a three-week academic and personal growth program. Student cost includes transportation and spending money. The application deadline is March 1, and information for applying can be found online at www.murraystate.edu/cha/application.htm...
neXt up 11/17/11 (11/17/11)
"Arthur Christmas," rated PG @Cape West 14 Cine "Happy Feet Two," rated PG @Cape West 14 Cine "Hugo Cabaret," rated PG @Cape West 14 Cine "The Muppets," rated PG @Cape West 14 Cine NEXT WEEK "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword" Wii...
Meet two 2011 National Merit semifinalists of Southeast Missouri (11/17/11)
Meet Cape Girardeau Central High School's high-achieving Tigers, Lizzie Nussbaum and Veronica Ely. The two seniors are semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. As juniors, they scored well enough on the preliminary SAT to be included in a list of 16,000 students nationwide vying for a shot at scholarships from the program. ...
Louise Young (11/17/11)
Louise Young, 75, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 26, 1936, in East Alton, Ill., to Leo and Oneita Rohr Pavish. She and David E. Young were married June 4, 1960, in Wood River, Ill...
Melba Elledge (11/17/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Melba Louise Elledge, 78, of Louisville, Neb., died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at the Louisville Care Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Donald Cook and the Rev. David Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery near Marble Hill...
Lois Bollheimer (11/17/11)
Lois Bollheimer, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Auburn Creek Assisted Living in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Barbara Miller (11/17/11)
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — Barbara M. Miller, 79, of Osage Beach, formerly of Commerce, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton, Mo.
Joseph Adams (11/17/11)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Joseph S. Adams, 62, of Mounds died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at the John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cairo, Ill. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church...
Jack Hensley (11/17/11)
Dr. Jack A. Hensley was born in Cape Girardeau and taught at Southeast Missouri State University for 36 years. He earned a bachelor of science at Southeast Missouri State University and began his teaching career in 1951 at Northeast Missouri State University, where he met his wife, Leita, at the beginning of fall semester 1957 and married her by the end of it. ...
Births 11/17/11 (11/17/11)
Son to Sean and Sarah Hagan of Maumelle, Ark., Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock, Ark., 12:07 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Name, Liam Conor. Weight, 7 pounds 1 ounce. Second son. Mrs. Hagan is the former Sarah Deere, daughter of Buck and Peggy Deere of Maumelle. She is employed by Daven Commodity Risk Management. Hagan is the son of Pat and Karen Hagan of Cape Girardeau and is a project support specialist with the TVA...
Jackson police report 11/17/11 (11/17/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/17/11 (11/17/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests The Department of Public Safety released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. Assault...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/17/11 (11/17/11)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 11/17/11 (11/17/11)
The old barn that was set to be razed at the Southeast Missouri State University wildlife sanctuary is given a reprieve to allow a committee of the Cape Girardeau Historical Society to study its history. About 10 property owners living in a southside neighborhood appeal to the city council to take over maintenance of a private sewer; residents are experiencing sewage backup problems in the 600 block of South Park Street and the 1200 and 1300 blocks of Jefferson Avenue...
Put annexation issue on the ballot (11/17/11)
An open letter to the residents of the city of Jackson and the board of aldermen members: We have recently become involved in the controversial issue involving the quarries in Fruitland. Here is what we have learned. As little as two months ago or less, the Heartland Quarry asked to be annexed to the city of Jackson. ...
Humane Society (11/17/11)
We often speak out on ways to help members of our community, be it through churches, civic organizations or other opportunities. But there's another group that's also worthy of continued community support: animals at local kennels. The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri takes care of many dogs, cats and other animals without a permanent home and reconnects lost animals with their owners. ...
Speak Out 11/17/11 (11/17/11)
NO to urban deer hunting. Deer are people too. THE Democrats will win Congress and the presidency next year. They'll raise taxes on the rich, spend money on jobs and the economy will get better. THE CMA awards would have been good if they hadn't made it look like a cheap strip joint...
Prayer 11/17/11 (11/17/11)
Thank you, O Lord Jesus, that your promises are true yesterday, today and forevermore. Amen.
FINDING FISHER BOYS IN IL .OR USA ANY WHERE (11/17/11)
HI MY NAME IS KAREN DENENE OTTERSON . AT ONE TIME IT WAS KAREN DENENE GUYATT, MY DATE OF BIRTH IS APRIL 3 RD. 1965 I'M LOOKING FOR CASEY ANTHONY FISHER BORN ON AUG.10 1990,AT CARBONDALE MMC HOSPTIAL IN CARBONDALE IL. CEDRICK NIEPHIE FISHER WAS BORN ON NOV. 30TH.1991...
Lowe's Heroes beautify Clippard Elementary (11/17/11)
Clippard Elementary School at 2880 Hopper Rd, Cape Girardeau, is graced with five maple trees, new flower gardens, a water fountain and a new rock garden spelling "Clippard", thanks to an innovative program called "Lowe's Heroes". The Cape Girardeau Lowe's home improvement store is responsible for the generous gifts and labor valued at $1200. ...
Deer Crossing the Crooked Creek near Marble Hill (11/17/11)
Crooked Creek Near Marble Hill.
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