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Stories from Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cape Girardeau deer committee meets tonight (12/06/11)
A committee named to study Cape Girardeau's urban deer issue will meet for the first time tonight at 7 p.m. at city hall. The make-up of the seven-committee was announced late last month by city manager Scott Meyer. Members are tasked with studying the extent of problems caused by deer in urban areas, such as damage to yards and trees, and to find solutions to the problem. ...
Flooded roads in Southeast Missouri (12/06/11)
Some roads in Southeast Missouri remain closed today due to flooding from recent heavy rains. MoDOT released the following list this afternoon: n Route142 -from Rt. H in Ripley Co. to Rt. EE in Butler Co. n Route N - from CRD 243 to CRD 232 n Route V-from Madison County Line to Rt. F...
One historic Cape building saved; another to come down this week (12/06/11)
Two century-old Cape Girardeau buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places appear headed for opposite fates -- one has been given a shot at renewed life while the other is slated for demolition this week. The old Jefferson School, the city's last segregated black schoolhouse, is now owned by Prodigy Leadership Academy, whose director said Monday they hope to rehabilitate the 107-year-old building into a location for their growing school...
Cape parents, teachers split on dress code (12/06/11)
Parents and teachers apparently disagree about the effectiveness of uniforms on student morale and concentration, according to survey results released Monday. Parents and faculty were asked to complete online surveys concerning a possible dress code in the Cape Girardeau School District. ...
Jackson aldermen postpone Fruitland annexation hearings pending public vote (12/06/11)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen decided Monday to postpone five public hearings and a vote on extending the city limits until after voters determine in February whether 240 acres of Fruitland can be annexed.
Postal proposal would lengthen delivery times; Cape processing center could close (12/06/11)
A news briefing by U.S. Postal Service vice president David Williams saying the postal service needs to move quickly to cut costs left workers at Cape Girardeau's mail processing center feeling doomed. The Richard G. Wilson Processing and Distribution Facility, with just over 100 employees, is among 252 processing centers the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service announced it was considering closing in September...
Man involved in Cape gas station argument pleads not guilty to weapons charge (12/06/11)
The Jackson man who allegedly grabbed a gun during a verbal altercation at a gas station last week pleaded not guilty Monday, although officials are still unsure whether the charge will stick. James H. Swift, 38, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon after he allegedly reached back in his car and tucked a gun in his waistband during an argument over gas pumps with Patricia Cox at Kidd's on Broadway on Wednesday...
Teen in Poplar Bluff charged with stabbing boyfriend with scissors, hitting him with bottle (12/06/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff teenager has been charged with stabbing her boyfriend with a pair of scissors and striking him repeatedly, including with a liquor bottle. Brittany L. Jackson, 19, was charged with second-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action by Butler County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Barbour...
Cape Girardeau City Council member wants sign ordinance reviewed (12/06/11)
A dust-up between a holiday home tour organizer and enforcers of the city's sign ordinance has prompted Cape Girardeau City Council member Kathy Swan to call for a review of the regulations that she considers unfriendly to business. At the Cape Girardeau City Council study session Monday night, Melody Anderson shared her story about how 15 signs promoting the Lutheran Family and Children's holiday home tour were removed by police last month for being in public right of way...
Corps of Engineers warns of possible river flooding in Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway (12/06/11)
Unseasonably high river levels have created worry among farmers and government officials about the possibility of renewed flooding in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway. More than 3 inches of rain has pelted the area in two days, prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to issue an advisory
Arkansas man gets 5 years for house party stabbing (12/06/11)
Going to the wrong fraternity party and stabbing two people there while trying to leave has landed an Arkansas man five years in prison. Brandin Rowe, 21, of Jonesboro, Ark., was slated to stand trial Jan. 17 for four counts of first-degree assault stemming from an altercation at a May 7 house party that left four men wounded. Rowe originally pleaded guilty Sept. 19 and received two amended second-degree assault charges as part of a plea deal, but changed his plea on the amended charges Oct. 31...
One arrested after toddler overdoses in Dexter (12/06/11)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Dexter police are investigating an incident that left a 16-month-old baby in medical treatment for a drug overdose. One arrest has already been made and further charges are expected. According to a Friday news release by Det. Cory Mills of the Dexter Police Department, on Wednesday officers responded to Missouri Southern Healthcare in reference to a possible overdose involving a baby...
Filing for Missouri school board races opens Dec. 13 (12/06/11)
The filing period for upcoming area school board elections opens Dec. 13 and ends Jan. 17. Candidates can file for election or re-election for three-year terms. There are two seats open in the Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Scott City school districts for elections to be held April 3...
Josh Kezer donates $10,000 to Lawless murder investigation (12/06/11)
The man exonerated of Angela Mischelle Lawless' murder has donated $10,000 to the Scott County Sheriff's Department, earmarked only to fund the investigation of her death. Josh Kezer was exonerated of the murder in 2009 and has sought to bring her killer to justice since he was released. With his donation, Kezer said he is helping Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter examine leads...
Cape Girardeau County assessor's office wants to expand digital records (12/06/11)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission tabled a proposal Monday by Eric McGowen, information technology director, to increase digital document scanning capabilities for the assessor's office. McGowen said in his request that the assessor's office would like to electronically file "property record cards, work index cards, letters, floodplain documentation, photos and many other types of documents and have then linked directly to the parcel information in the assessment software."...
Pearl Harbor survivors share stories of attack (12/06/11)
HONOLULU -- Clarence Pfundheller was standing in front of his locker on the USS Maryland when a fellow sailor told him they were being bombed by Japanese planes. "We never did call him a liar, but he could stretch the truth pretty good," Pfundheller said. "But once you seen him, you knew he wasn't lying."...
Planet in sweet spot of Goldilocks zone for life (12/06/11)
WASHINGTON -- A newly discovered planet is eerily similar to Earth and is sitting outside our solar system in what seems to be the ideal place for life, except for one hitch. It's a bit too big. The planet is smack in the middle of what astronomers call the Goldilocks zone, that hard to find place that's not too hot, not too cold, where water, which is essential for life, doesn't freeze or boil. And it has a shopping mall-like surface temperature of near 72 degrees, scientists say...
U.S. service firms expand at slower pace (12/06/11)
WASHINGTON -- Service companies, which employ 90 percent of the U.S. workforce, expanded at a slower pace in November and a measure of employment at those firms fell. Separately, the government said orders to U.S. factories dropped for the second straight month...
16,000 Holocaust victims to get German pensions (12/06/11)
NEW YORK -- After a year of tough negotiations, Germany has agreed to pay pensions to about 16,000 additional Holocaust victims worldwide -- mostly survivors who were once starving children in Nazi ghettos, or were forced to live in hiding for fear of death...
Few teens sexting racy photos, new research says (12/06/11)
CHICAGO -- Teen sexting of nude photos online or via cellphone may be far less common than people think, new research suggests. Only 1 percent of children ages 10 to 17 have shared images of themselves or others that involve explicit nudity, a nationally representative study found. Roughly the same number said they'd shared suggestive but less graphic photos; while 7 percent said they'd received either type of picture...
New York boy's message in bottle retrieved in the Azores (12/06/11)
BROCKPORT, N.Y. -- A 10-year-old upstate New York boy's message in a bottle dropped in the Atlantic as part of a school project has been retrieved across the ocean in the Azores. Curtis Kipple of Adams Basin, N.Y., west of Rochester, N.Y., wrote a letter in March along with his fellow fourth graders at the Fred W. Hill School in Brockport. The bottles were dropped into the Gulf Stream, 30 miles off shore, by a fisherman from North Carolina's Outer Banks...
Today in History (12/06/11)
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2011. There are 25 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 6, 1921, the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which established the Irish Free State, was signed in London. (The treaty came into force one year later on this date.)...
Thousands protest against Putin in Moscow (12/06/11)
MOSCOW -- Several thousand people protested Monday night against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his party, which won the largest share of a parliamentary election that observers said was rigged. It was perhaps the largest opposition rally in years and ended with police detaining some of the activists. ...
Notre Dame boys basketball team beats Jackson in SEMO Conference tourney (12/06/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Rivals Notre Dame and Jackson have waged some fierce battles in recent years. Rarely has one team blown out the other. The exception came Monday night during the opening round of the SEMO Conference boys basketball tournament at the Sikeston Field House...
Meadow Heights girls basketball team holds off Notre Dame 56-54 (12/06/11)
Meadow Heights nearly lost a 10-point lead in the final minutes
High school roundup: Scott City girls basketball team advances in Chaffee tournament (12/06/11)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team remains winless on the road (12/06/11)
Central Arkansas defeated its third OVC team, topping Southeast 88-72
Rams stagger to 10-34 mark under Spagnuolo (12/06/11)
The coach is 2-10 in his third season in St. Louis
Try pork loin instead of ham for healthier Christmas dinner (12/06/11)
In many ways, I'm a totally different person today than I was seven years ago. Back then, I was about 30 pounds overweight, carting around an unhealthy 20 percent body fat. I mean, I love food. I'm surrounded by food. And it was awfully hard to resist enjoying all the things I love. Especially at the holidays...
Apple juice's real threat is not arsenic but calories (12/06/11)
It's true -- apple juice can pose a risk to your health. But not necessarily from the trace amounts of arsenic that people are arguing about. Despite the government's consideration of new limits on arsenic, nutrition experts say apple juice's real danger is to waistlines and children's teeth. ...
Weller of ‘Robocop' fame joins ‘Star Trek' sequel (12/06/11)
LOS ANGELES -- "Robocop" actor Peter Weller is joining the cast of director J.J. Abrams' big-screen "Star Trek" sequel. An APA talent agency spokesman for Weller said Monday the actor's role is a principal one in the film, but details were being kept under wraps...
Riley Hawkins (12/06/11)
ANNA, Ill. — Riley Whitfield Hawkins, 54, of Anna died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at Anna Rehab and Healthcare Center. Service will be private. Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Quinn (12/06/11)
Mary Lee Quinn, 77, of Jackson died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at her home. She was born June 2, 1934, in Brownwood, Mo., to Lloyd and Clara Kynion Kidd. She and the Rev. Lee Roy Quinn were married Dec. 16, 1951, in Piggott, Ark. He died Aug. 19, 2005. Mrs. ...
Patsy Ross (12/06/11)
Patsy J. Ross, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Fountainbleau Lodge. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson is in charge of arrangements...
Betty Reid (12/06/11)
Betty Whelan Reid, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Sept. 21, 1929, in Murphysboro, Ill., to Glen Exmond and Zola Geneva Thompson Haney. She and Lawrence Whelan were married Feb. 25, 1950, in Waterloo, Ill. He died Jan. 16, 1991. She later married Sigmund Reid on Oct. 23, 1993, in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. He died Dec. 25, 2000...
Glenneth Robison (12/06/11)
Glenneth Jewell Goff Robison, 91, of Jackson departed this life Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Jackson Manor. She was born July 16, 1920, in Stoddard County, Mo., daughter of Herbert Franklin and Pearl Marie Kinder Goff. She and Argul Robison were married April 8, 1940, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death...
Births 12/6/11 (12/06/11)
Daughter to Jerry and Angie Blum of Greenfield, Ind., St. Vincent Hospital, 5:13 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. Name, Claire Katherine. Weight, 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Second child. Mrs. Blum is the former Angie Fornkohl, daughter of Delbert and Sue Fornkohl of Cape Girardeau. She is a pediatrician. Blum is the son of Jerry and Billye Blum of Lake Zurich, Ill. He is a computer consultant...
Jackson police and fire report 12/06/11 (12/06/11)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: * A fire alarm sounded on K Land Drive. * A mutual aid on Whispy Trail. * An emergency medical service on Strawberry Lane.
Cape Girardeau fire report 12/06/11 (12/06/11)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 12/06/11 (12/06/11)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summons Property damage Southeast Missouri State University The Department of Public Safety released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Out of the past 12/6/11 (12/06/11)
Published reports that state Rep. Marvin E. Proffer is considering a run for state treasurer in 1988 are news to him; the Jackson Democrat said he has given no thought to running for statewide office in two years. Glenn Reeves, manager of the Cape Girardeau Sears Retail Store for the past 13 years, has announced plans to retire at the end of this month; he and his wife, Rhoda, plan to remain in Cape Girardeau, where they operate Horizon Screen Printing Inc...
Some major projects in Jackson (12/06/11)
While many areas of the country are suffering real declines in construction and a loss of jobs, our region has been faring quite well. We congratulate the city of Cape Girardeau on an outstanding project with the Isle of Capri. The activity associated with the construction of the project is certainly good for the economy in our region. However, the creation of about 400 jobs when the casino is completed will have a more long-lasting effect in the region...
James R. Burnett Jr. (12/06/11)
With a number of U.S. troops scheduled to come home by year's end, many military families are looking forward to an extra special Christmas. The homecoming for Spc. James R. Burnett Jr., however, came all too soon. On Nov. 16, Burnett was killed by a roadside bomb in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The 21-year-old, who is the first Stoddard County soldier killed during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, left behind many grieving family members and a fiance...
Detaining American citizens (12/06/11)
The Senate on Dec. 1 passed S. Bill 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act, which gives the U.S. military the power to indefinitely detain an American citizen with no charge, no trial and no oversight whatsoever. The vote was 93-7 in favor. Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill voted yes...
Speak Out 12/6/11 (12/06/11)
PEOPLE need to be good for society to last, but punishment is not the answer. Try appealing to them with reason and education. I am calling about the birth notices and mothers not being married to the fathers. Maybe they should do some checking. I have been married to my husband for 30-plus years, and I did not take his name. So does that make my children illegal?...
Prayer 12/6/11 (12/06/11)
Great is your name, O Lord Jesus, in all the earth. Amen.
Cape School District receives two state awards (12/06/11)
At the November meeting of the Cape Girardeau Public School Board, Technology Specialist Kris Oliveira (left) and Public Relations Coordinator Steve Robertson (center) were recognized for their awards of commendation from Missouri School Public Relations Association (MOSPRA). ...
Cookies for Santa Dec. 12 (12/06/11)
Children will bake Christmas cookies to enjoy and to take home to put by the tree for Santa. Registration required by Dec. 12. Wednesday, Dec. 14 5:30-7 p.m. A. C. Brase Arena Ages 3-5 $10 residents, $11 non-residents
Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt (12/06/11)
Did you hear the latest news? a particular someone has left candy canes all over Osage Park! Bring your flashlights and help us find them. When you arrive at the Osage Centre you'll decorate a bag to collect the candy canes. After the hunt we'll enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. You'll even get to make a Christmas list for Santa, telling him everything you want...
Christmas Vacation Day Camp Dec. 27-30 (12/06/11)
This day camp includes baking cookies, playing holiday games, watching holiday classic movies, and much more! Child care available. Registration required by Dec. 16. Call the A. C. Brase Arena at 573-339-6340 for more information. Event Details 8 a.m. -- 3:30 p.m...
Ride of the Week submission (12/06/11)
Make and model: 2000 corvette convertable Owner(s): DANNY & CARLA CRUMP Owner's hometown: SCOTT CITY,MO. Special features: 2000 CHEVY CORVETTE CONVERTABLE. FULLY EQUIPPED. My car's name: NO NAME How I fell in love with my ride: LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT...
Jace Russom--9 point buck (12/06/11)
Jace Russom, 11 years old, from Chaffee, MO, killed this 9 point buck during youth season in Wayne County, MO. He is pictured with his father, Tyler Russom.
Merry Christmas! (12/06/11)
Jasmine is ready for her first Christmas
Frost on the Bales (12/06/11)
Morning photo taken in Cape County with iPhone
Break of the Day (12/06/11)
Cape County in the AM Taken with iPhone
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