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Stories from Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Parker again to challenge Emerson for U.S. House seat (11/22/11)
Bob Parker, a rancher from Raymondville, Mo., has announced he will again be a candidate for Congress in Missouri's 8th Congressional District. Parker is hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, a Cape Girardeau Republican, who has held the seat for the last 15 years. ...
Isle names new Cape Girardeau GM, temporary office site (11/22/11)
Chet Koch, who grew up in Atlantic City, N.J., and has worked in the gambling industry for more than three decades, on Monday was named general manager of Isle of Capri's new Cape Girardeau casino. The appointment, which also includes the title vice president, becomes effective Jan. 2, said chief operating officer Arnold Block...
County hosts annexation discussion with Jackson and Fruitland (11/22/11)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission held a public meeting Monday to hear the opinions of the city government and county residents on the annexation of several areas north of Jackson. Commissioner Jay Purcell invited city officials by email to "an honest public discussion" after talking with frustrated Fruitland residents Friday...
Cape Girardeau City Council promises to fund Old Town Cape $40,000 for one year (11/22/11)
With one year instead of two and a more ambiguous source of funding, Old Town Cape didn't get exactly what it asked for Monday night. But, despite the somewhat heated discussion that came first, executive director Marla Mills said she could live with the outcome reached by the Cape Girardeau City Council...
Programs evaluated for Cape Girardeau School Board (11/22/11)
The Cape Girardeau School Board heard evaluations of gifted, English Language Learners, preschool and Parents as Teachers programs Monday night from the district's special services coordinator. Deena Ring gave "above average" ratings to the gifted and English Language Learners programs and "excellent" ratings to the preschool and Parents as Teachers programs...
Cape schools survey parents about proposed dress code (11/22/11)
The Cape Girardeau School District is seeking input from parents with an online survey that was posted Monday on the district's website. In October the district formed a staff committee to review the district's current dress code policies, research dress codes and collect input from other staff, parents and the community...
Six-car crash snarls traffic Monday in Cape Girardeau (11/22/11)
A wrecker picks up a car that was involved in a six-vehicle accident Monday in the northbound lanes of South Kingshighway, just south of the Bloomfield Road intersection. No one was injured. The accident occurred when a driver failed to stop at the intersection, hitting other cars and causing a chain reaction.
Jackson aldermen set special meeting on annexation applications (11/22/11)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen on Monday night set a series of public hearings and a special meeting to address recent annexation applications to the city. On Nov. 7, a public hearing was held for comments to the board concerning the voluntary annexation of about 240 acres to the city owned by Heartland Materials quarry and the Hoffmeister family. The board then opened a two-week period of public comment...
Scott City food pantry holding drive (11/22/11)
Scott City residents who didn't get a chance to participate in the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts' annual Scouting for Food campaign will still have to opportunity to contribute. There will be a collection bin at Bob's Foodliner in Scott City for residents who did not receive a bag or who's donations were not picked up. The bin will be at Bob's Foodliner through Thanksgiving...
Scott County property owners get flood plain notices (11/22/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County property owners are receiving a reminder along with their county tax bill this year. The notice advises that a floodplain development permit is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for any new construction or major renovations to an existing structure...
Marble Hill man accused of pulling gun on cop asks for new judge (11/22/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Marble Hill, Mo., man arrested after pulling a gun on an Advance police officer has requested a new judge. Scotty Hooe was arrested on Oct. 17. After his first hearing, he requested a new judge. The motion was allowed by Judge Joe Satterfield, and the case has been sent to Presiding Judge Stephen Sharp for reassignment...
Man who got probation for Kinder car theft back in court on new charges (11/22/11)
The Cape Girardeau man who pleaded guilty to helping steal and torch Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's car will be back in court on separate charges Tuesday after he received five years probation as part of a plea deal last week, according to court records. Adam D. ...
Bridge repairs reduce Route DD in Stoddard County (11/22/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route DD in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane between county roads 372 and 593 while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge maintenance. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m Monday through Dec. ...
Highway 34 in Wayne County reduced for pipe replacement (11/22/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 34 in Wayne County between county roads 215 and 216 will be reduced Wednesday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe beneath the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 1 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.
Two teens seriously injured in one-vehicle accident (11/22/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Two Benton, Mo., teens received serious injuries in a one-vehicle accident Sunday. The accident occurred on Route H, seven miles north of Sikeston, at 4:20 p.m. when a northbound vehicle, driven by Ryan C. Bambrough, 16, ran off the roadway and struck a tree...
Sikeston officer injured during drug arrest (11/22/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston Department of Public Safety officer received minor injuries while on a drug-related call Friday night. According to the DPS incident report, at 7:49 p.m. Friday, a call was received regarding narcotics sales in the 1500 block of Osage Street, near the intersection of Luther Street...
Jackson man seriously injured in Monday morning crash (11/22/11)
A Jackson man is in serious condition following a wreck on Route C early Monday. Randy R. Lacy, 52, was rushed by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center after he veered off the left side of the road, two miles north of Pocahontas. He drove through a ditch and struck an embankment around 2:30 a.m. Monday, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report...
Lawmakers restore $12.5M in meth cleanup funds (11/22/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The war on methamphetamine has gotten some support from Congress -- millions of dollars to clean up the toxic waste generated by clandestine meth labs. President Barack Obama signed a wide-ranging appropriations bill Friday that included the restoration of $12.5 million for meth lab cleanup...
Today in History (11/22/11)
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2011. There are 39 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated during a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Gov. John B. Connally was seriously wounded. A suspect, Lee Harvey Oswald, was arrested...
Deficit-cutting panel gives up (11/22/11)
WASHINGTON -- Congress' supercommittee conceded defeat Monday in its quest to conquer a government debt that stands at $15 trillion, unable to overcome political divisions over taxes and spending. Stock prices plummeted at home and across debt-scarred Europe as the panel ended its brief existence. Republicans and Democrats alike pointed fingers of blame, maneuvering for political advantage in advance of the 2012 elections. Both sides agreed action was still required, somehow, and soon...
Hezbollah unravels CIA spy network in Lebanon (11/22/11)
WASHINGTON -- Hezbollah has partially unraveled the CIA's spy network in Lebanon, severely damaging the intelligence agency's ability to gather vital information on the terrorist organization at a tense time in the region, former and current U.S. officials said...
California campus police chief on leave after pepper spraying (11/22/11)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The University of California-Davis said Monday that it has placed its police chief on administrative leave amid outrage over widely circulated videos of officers dousing pepper spray on student Occupy protesters. In a news release, campus officials said it was necessary to place police chief Annette Spicuzza on leave to restore trust and calm tensions following Friday's crackdown on the "Occupy UC Davis" encampment, which resulted in 10 arrests...
Lawmakers look to undo deficit-reduction backup plan (11/22/11)
WASHINGTON -- Don't look for the Pentagon to shut down one side of its famous five-sided building. Don't expect the Education Department to pull back its grants just yet. With the collapse of the deficit-cutting supercommittee, Congress' emergency backup budget-cutting plan now is supposed to take over -- automatic, across-the-board spending reductions of roughly $1 trillion from military and well as domestic government programs...
Obama asserts growing U.S. stake in Asia-Pacific (11/22/11)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's close attention to the Asia-Pacific region signaled both a turn toward a part of the world experiencing solid growth and one away from Europe's dark economic woes, at least temporarily. The president's nine-day trip to Hawaii, Australia and Indonesia was marked by back-to-back summits and high-profile pronouncements, including decisions to station U.S. ...
Syrian army defectors raise stakes for uprising (11/22/11)
BEIRUT -- Attacks by army defectors are transforming the Syrian uprising into an armed insurgency that threatens to spiral into civil war. The Free Syrian Army holds no territory, appears largely disorganized and is up against a fiercely loyal and cohesive military that will stop at nothing to protect the regime...
Egypt Cabinet offers to resign, but protests still continue (11/22/11)
CAIRO -- Egypt's civilian Cabinet offered to resign Monday after three days of violent clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Tahrir Square, but the action failed to satisfy protesters deeply frustrated with the new military rulers...
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team falls to Ole Miss (11/22/11)
Mississippi threatened to knock out the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team in the first several minutes Monday night. But if there is one thing first-year coach Ty Margenthaler has liked about the Redhawks so far, it's their toughness...
Mizzou manhandles Notre Dame in CBE Classic (11/22/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's Marcus Denmon figured he had about 30 friends and family members inside the Sprint Center on Monday night, taking advantage of the chance to see the hometown kid made good. Denmon certainly gave them something to remember...
Missouri football coach Pinkel issues apology after DWI plea (11/22/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Suspended Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel said Monday that he "failed miserably" as a role model after his recent drunken-driving arrest and guilty plea. Pinkel met with reporters at his attorney's office to publicly discuss his arrest and subsequent conviction for the first time on the fifth day of a weeklong, unpaid suspension handed down hours after the Nov. ...
Cardinals manager Matheny battles financial difficulty (11/22/11)
The new Cardinals manager had his home foreclosed on and may be on the hook for more
Experts are figuring out ways to get less salt in processed food (11/22/11)
WASHINGTON -- No need for a salt shaker on the Thanksgiving table: Unless you really cooked from scratch, there's lots of sodium already hidden in the menu. Stealth sodium can do a number on your blood pressure. Americans eat way too much salt, and most of it comes inside common processed foods and restaurant meals...
Enjoying holiday cookies without putting on weight (11/22/11)
Packing on pounds used to be one of my holiday traditions. That is, it was until I figured out how to put certain holiday foods on a diet. And that is the trick to navigating the holidays in a way that lets you enjoy yourself without scaring your scale...
Study finds many patients shun free heart drugs (11/22/11)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Give people free prescription drugs and many of them still won't bother to take their medicine. Doctors were stunned to see that happen in a major study involving heart attack survivors. The patients were offered well-established drugs to prevent a recurrence of heart trouble, including cholesterol-lowering statins and medicines that slow the heart and help it pump more effectively...
Robert Young Sr. (11/22/11)
Robert Marion Young Sr., 76, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at his home. He was born Nov. 29, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, to John E. and Ollie Mae Price Young. He and Neoma Ruth Stephens were married in January 1958 in Cape Girardeau. She died Jan. 9, 1997...
Lillian Palisch (11/22/11)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Lillian D. Palisch, 92, of Altenburg died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 12, 1919, in Oak Ridge, daughter of Henry and Frieda Ludwig Puchbauer. She was married to Leo Palisch June 26, 1938. He preceded her in death Aug. 30, 1976...
Charles Stephens (11/22/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Charles "Doc" Stephens, 85, of Bloomfield passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 23, 1925, at Bell City, Mo., son of Matthew and Melinda Jane Nicholson Stephens. Doc retired as general manager of G.C. ...
Norman McMullin (11/22/11)
Norman Ray McMullin, 71, of Jonesboro, Ark., formerly of Scott City, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The funeral was held Nov. 9 at the Freedom Center in Jonesboro, with the Revs. Anthony and Sheree Strickland officiating.
Walter Anielak (11/22/11)
BENTON, Mo. — Walter S. Anielak, 95, of Benton died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Benton is in charge of making the arrangements.
Wanda Weibrecht (11/22/11)
CROSSTOWN, Mo. -- Wanda M. Weibrecht, 94, of Crosstown died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at her home. She was born May 9, 1917, at Grand Tower, Ill., daughter of Tex and Haddie Smith Golden. She married Cletus Roberts, who passed away in 1966. She then married Edwin C. Weibrecht May 12, 1984. He preceded her in death Oct. 19, 2007...
Meta Meyer (11/22/11)
Meta Meyer, 94, now resting in the arms of Jesus, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. She has resided in St. Louis the past two years to be near her daughter. Meta was born April 13, 1917, in New Wells, to Fred and Lina Gerler Kahnert. She and Edgar O. Meyer were married June 11, 1939, in New Wells. They had been married 57 years when he passed away July 6, 1996...
Lee Roy Johnson (11/22/11)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Lee Roy Johnson, 95, of Advance passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 20, 1916, at Collinsville, Okla., son of W.J. and Bertha Mae Edwards Johnson. Lee Roy was a machinist 32 years and was a member of Local 231 UAW. He was a Christian man, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather...
Lillian Graden (11/22/11)
Lillian L. Graden, 88, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. She was born May 6, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, to Albert F. and Laura A. Lueder Maevers. She and Leonard S. Graden were married Sept. 2, 1948, at Cape Girardeau. They were married 63 years...
Minnie Compas (11/22/11)
Minnie M. Compas, 87, of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 at Southeast Hospital. She was born Feb. 24, 1924, in Jackson to Henry and Rosine Schmidt Sandvoss. She and Raymond L. Compas were married Sept. 3, 1949 at Cape Girardeau. He died Nov. 21, 2008 Mrs. Compas had worked at Jackson Shoe Factory for 44 years. She loved to play bingo, attending her grandchildren's sporting events and enjoyed going to yard sales...
Marvin Swanson (11/22/11)
ST. PETERS, Mo. -- Marvin C. Swanson, St. Peters, Mo., 76, died at 10:40 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, following a long illness. He leaves his three children, Eric, Kirsten and Karen; five grandchildren, Erica, Elisa and Carl Swanson, and Garrick and Gabrielle Kourany. Also, he leaves his brother, Paul of Rockford, Ill; sister, Charma Pascarelli of Park Forest, Ill.; and brother, Charles of Kingsport, Tenn...
St. Vincent de Paul Parish School (11/22/11)
A Honor Roll 4th Grade: Jackson Andrews, Zack Bell, Elijah Bratton, Bryce Bruenderman, Maria Enderle, Mia Gates, Paige Gershuny, Tanner Herbst, Colin Higgins, Matthew Higgins, Trey James, Sydney King, Marisa Lanzotti, Savannah LaValle, Spencer Little, Emma Loken, Hudson McVay, Gigi Merideth, Blake Morris, Andrew Mueller, Deven Mueller, Casey Patterson, Avery Perez, Tanner Peters, Parker Pfeiffer, Elisabeth Seabaugh, Griffin Stewart, Justice Thoma...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/22/11 (11/22/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 11/22/11 (11/22/11)
All bridges in Cape Girardeau County soon will be posted with weight load limits under a federally ordered program, says associate county commissioner Leonard Sander; the signs for the 101 bridges in the county road system are now being made by the Department of Corrections in Jefferson City...
Zonta awards (11/22/11)
Friday the Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau held its annual Women of Achievement Luncheon. The event was an opportunity to honor local members and raise money for service projects and scholarships. This year's award honorees: If you missed the lunch this year, you missed an event filled with inspiring stories of local women. From the scholarship recipients to the award winners and nominees to the many other women in attendance, we're fortunate to have these ladies in our community...
President and job creation (11/22/11)
A recent statement by the chairman of the Democratic Party indicates the president is focused like a laser on job creation. The proposed oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. was put on hold until after the next election. That was estimated to create 20,000 jobs. ...
Speak Out 11/22/11 (11/22/11)
TO the administration, faculty, students and all who helped in any way, thank you for the wonderful Veterans Day program at Jackson High School. With their attitude and enthusiasm, I see amid these young people an ability to do great things. As a veteran, I thankfully can trust this young generation to keep our country great, strong and growing. Thank you...
Prayer 11/22/11 (11/22/11)
Thank you, O Lord Jesus, that when we are weak you are strong. Amen.
Atchison excited about his first NFR experience (11/22/11)
LAS VEGAS -- To say Ty Atchison is a quick study might just be an understatement. A lifelong cowboy who began riding horses as a toddler on his family's southeastern Missouri place, Atchison grew up roping and wrestling steers. In fact, he didn't mount a saddle bronc until just before his senior year in high school...
Pavestone donates wall for grill at Tiger Stadium (11/22/11)
The recently-completed Tiger Stadium at Cape Central High School is the beneficiary of a new outdoor island and grill, thanks to the generosity of Rex Livingston, general manager of Pavestone of Scott City. Livingston is pictured above with Amy McDonald, director of Cape Public School Foundation. ...
CTC Healthcare Program seeks assistance (11/22/11)
The Careers in Healthcare program at Cape Career and Technology Center (CTC) each year graduates nearly a hundred high school students prepared for jobs in area hospitals and clinics. But many of those students are finding it harder to meet the expenses of the program, ranging from tuberculosis tests to uniforms, according to Deborah Drury, chair of the Healthcare Department. ...
Rubbermaid Donates Food to Local Food Pantry (11/22/11)
Rubbermaid employees recently had a food drive and collected over 1400 can goods and non-perishable items. Items were donated to the Jackson Food Pantry Ministerial Alliance to help local families during the Thanksgiving holidays.
Rubbermaid Installs Shelves for Local School (11/22/11)
Recently, employees from Rubbermaid cleaned up and installed some new wire shelving in the gym closets for the Immaculate Conception School in Jackson. Jeff Anderson, Rick Mirly, Lance DeBrock, and Lee Watson (Rubbermaid employees) volunteered their time and completed the project. The closets are now more organized and have more room to store gym items...
Ste. Genevieve Le Réveillon 2011 (11/22/11)
December 11, 2011 Le Réveillon Felix Valle House State Historic Site French Christmas Celebration Traditional foods, historical music, French customs Early Ste. Genevieve inhabitants held a night long celebration after midnight mass on Christmas Eve. They refered to this celebration as Le Réveillon. The activities included a meal of turkey, tortiere (a pork pie), boudin noir (a sausage), and vegetables and concluded with the traditional 13 sweets representing the 12 apostles and Christ...
Ste. Genevieve 2011 Holiday Christmas Festival (11/22/11)
Enjoy the Holiday Christmas Festival -- A Tradition of Old Sainte Genevieve! What better time to tour the picturesque town of Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, founding in 1735 on the bank of the Mississippi River, than during the Christmas season? Come join us for the 27th annual Sainte Genevieve Holiday Christmas Festival on Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th. ...
Ste. Genevieve's 2011 New Year's Celebration (11/22/11)
La Guiannée, La Guignolèe or La Guillaneé - Founded by French fur traders, Ste. Genevieve remained a French speaking enclave for centuries in the newly Americanized Midwest. Sadly, the last generations of native French speakers are disappearing, but old traditions like La Guiannée still remain. ...
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