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Stories from Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cape deer committee holds first meeting (12/07/11)
Cape Girardeau's newly formed urban deer committee made its first decision at its inaugural meeting Tuesday night. And that decision was to educate themselves first. The seven-member group charged with studying how to best manage the city's burgeoning deer population appears to be wasting no time. They scheduled their next meeting for Tuesday, with a plan of hearing from either the Missouri Department of Conservation or an animal control officer from the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Businesses look for new homes after Mount Auburn office fire (12/07/11)
When Jentry Maxwell left work around 9 p.m. Nov. 21, it was the end of a normal Monday at his air purification business, J and J Hyla. When he showed up the next morning, it marked the start of a frantic Tuesday. That's because almost two hours after Maxwell locked the doors to his suite in the office complex at 1707 N. ...
Fire breaks out at Blanchard Elementary in Cape Girardeau (12/07/11)
Forget a snow day. Blanchard Elementary School students and staff will miss at least today after a fire substantially damaged a room and caused smoke damage in two others Tuesday night. Firefighters from Cape Girardeau and Jackson responded to a report of fire from a Blanchard janitor around 8 p.m.
Former state representative declares candidacy in 3rd Senate District; Sikeston man runs in 148th (12/07/11)
A former state representative from Perryville has thrown his name in to the race for the 3rd Senate District in 2012. Patrick Naeger, who represented Perry and Ste. Genevieve counties from 1995-2002, served in Republican leadership roles in the House...
Corps of Engineers shutting down levee work at Birds Point (12/07/11)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has ordered work to rebuild the Birds Point levee to stop. Due to National Weather Service forecasts of unseasonably high river levels and more to come, Maj. Gen. John Peabody, commander of the corps' Mississippi Valley Division, has directed an orderly shutdown of construction in the floodway project area and the installation of a temporary flood barrier at the upper crevasse. ...
Three charged in Illinois with failure to register as sex offenders (12/07/11)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Union County State's Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds and Union County Sheriff David Livesay announced Tuesday that three Union County men are charged with failure to register as a sex offender. According to a news release, the following men were charged after a sex offender compliance check conducted by Union County sheriff's deputies in November: Scott E. Peterman, 40, of Cobden, Ill.; Brandon S. Jensen, 19, of Anna; and David E. Etherton, 46, of Anna...
Elected officials field questions at Cape Girardeau town hall meeting (12/07/11)
From Birds Point to bike lanes, elected officials from several layers of government touched on dozens of topics Tuesday during a town-hall meeting hosted by the League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri. About 30 people showed up at the Cape Girardeau Public Library to ask questions of the mayors of Cape Girardeau and Jackson, the presiding county commissioner and three local members of the state Legislature...
Accident leaves car on its roof in Cape Girardeau (12/07/11)
Rescue crews respond to the scene of a one vehicle accident on Perry Ave. ...
Student Santas help area's needy children (12/07/11)
On the outskirts of town sits an old trailer with a ratty van outside. The door opens to reveal the two adults and five children who live inside. The children have nothing to play with and they are dressed in shorts and T-shirts in mid-December.
Afternoon accident backs up traffic at busy Cape Girardeau intersection (12/07/11)
A three-car accident caused major traffic problems at one of Cape Girardeau's busiest intersections Wednesday afternoon. No serious injuries were reported in the wreck that happened at about 4:40 p.m. near where Mount Auburn Road, Lexington Avenue and North Kingshighway intersect on the north end of Cape Girardeau.
Original U.S. 67 bridge being taken down (12/07/11)
GREENVILLE, Mo. -- After 70 years, the original U.S. 67 bridge south of Greenville is coming down. Demolition is expected to finish in late January. The structure has been closed since a new four-lane bridge opened in August 2010. "Right now, workers are taking the concrete deck off the bridge and that's half done," explained Missouri Department of Transportation resident engineer Audie Pulliam. "Then they will take down the steel superstructure."...
Signal improvements to ease traffic flow in Sikeston (12/07/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Transportation is preparing to retrofit two signals in Sikeston with flashing yellow arrows. The signals are on Highway 114 at South Kingshighway and South New Madrid Street. The updated signals will feature flashing yellow arrows for left turning traffic, which will help increase efficiency during off-peak times...
Hundreds attend university performance of Vivaldi's "Gloria" (12/07/11)
LAURA SIMON ~ lsimon@semissourian.com Sara Edgerton conducts the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra in Vivaldi's Gloria Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. Over 600 people attended the performance....
Survivors of Pearl Harbor attack return to ships after death (12/07/11)
HONOLULU -- Lee Soucy decided six years ago that when he died he wanted to join his shipmates killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Soucy lived to be 90, passing away just last year. On Tuesday, seven decades after dozens of fellow sailors were killed when the USS Utah sank on Dec. 7, 1941, a Navy diver will take an urn containing his ashes and place it in a porthole of the ship...
$210 million settlement reached in West Virginia mine explosion (12/07/11)
BEAVER, W.Va. -- In the biggest settlement ever reached in a U.S. mining disaster, the new owners of the West Virginia coal mine where 29 men were killed in an explosion agreed Tuesday to pay $210 million over a tragedy the government blamed on the ruthless pursuit of profits ahead of safety...
Blagojevich to address sentencing judge today (12/07/11)
CHICAGO -- After all his claims of innocence and facing years in prison, Rod Blagojevich let his lawyers make an admission that he has so far avoided making -- that he was, in fact, guilty of public corruption. The former Illinois governor will get a chance to do the same today, when he is scheduled to address the judge who will decide his fate...
Obama embracing Roosevelt tack (12/07/11)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is channeling President Theodore Roosevelt, embracing a mantle of economic fairness for the nation's middle class Tuesday that draws parallels to the progressive reformer's calls for a "square deal" for regular Americans more than a century ago...
FAA chief resigns after drunken driving arrest (12/07/11)
WASHINGTON -- FAA administrator Randy Babbitt resigned Tuesday as head of the Federal Aviation Administration following his arrest over the weekend on charges of drunken driving. Babbitt was about halfway through a five-year term. Deputy FAA administrator Michael Huerta will serve as acting administrator. ...
Lawsuit says SUV smells like corpse (12/07/11)
NEW BALTIMORE, Mich. -- A Detroit-area woman is suing an auto dealership, claiming her new SUV smells bad because it once contained a corpse. The Detroit News and CBS Detroit reported Monday that Margarita Salais sued Suburban Ford of Sterling Heights in Oakland County Circuit Court. The suit claims the dealership failed to disclose that the car had been stolen three times and once held a body...
Occupy protests move to foreclosed homes (12/07/11)
SEATTLE -- The Occupy Wall Street protests are moving into the neighborhood. Finding it increasingly difficult to camp in public spaces, Occupy protesters across the country are reclaiming foreclosed homes and boarded-up properties, signaling a tactical shift for the movement against wealth inequality. Groups in more than 25 cities held protests Tuesday on behalf of homeowners facing evictions...
Chrysler to call Fiat-based compact the Dodge Dart (12/07/11)
DETROIT -- The Dodge Dart, a 1960s compact car that gearheads turned into street racers, is making a comeback. Chrysler said Tuesday that it will use the Dart name for a new compact car based on Italian technology that it will introduce in the U.S. next year...
United States to use foreign aid to promote gay rights (12/07/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is announcing a wide-ranging effort to use U.S. foreign aid to promote rights for gays and lesbians abroad, including combating attempts by foreign governments to criminalize homosexuality. In a memorandum issued Tuesday, President Barack Obama directed U.S. ...
Arrests on the Mexican border continue to drop (12/07/11)
WASHINGTON -- Arrests of illegal immigrants along the U.S. border with Mexico are at the lowest level since the Nixon administration, indicating that fewer people are attempting to cross the border to live or work in the United States. The development could change the debate on illegal immigration from securing the border to handling the people who are already here...
Today in History (12/07/11)
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2011. There are 24 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese navy launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as part of a plan to preempt any American military response to Japan's planned conquest of Southeast Asian territories; the raid, which claimed some 2,400 American lives, prompted the United States to declare war against Japan the next day...
Threat of downgrade, Geithner push EU to agree to plan (12/07/11)
BERLIN -- European nations were pressed Tuesday by a credit downgrade threat and the U.S. Treasury chief to deliver on markets' huge hopes for a solution to the 2-year-old financial crisis engulfing the continent. Germany and France downplayed Standard & Poor's warnings to downgrade 15 eurozone nations and Europe's bailout fund. But a downgrade of their AAA ratings would complicate their efforts to restore investor confidence in Europe...
Kabul carnage sparks fear of sectarian strife (12/07/11)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- In Afghanistan's first major sectarian assault since the fall of the Taliban regime a decade ago, a suicide bomber slaughtered 56 Shiite worshippers and wounded more than 160 others Tuesday outside a Shiite shrine in the capital...
More than 200 protesters arrested in Moscow rally (12/07/11)
MOSCOW -- Police clashed with demonstrators protesting alleged election fraud in Moscow and at least two other major Russian cities on Tuesday as anger boiled over against strongman Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his United Russia Party. At least 250 people were detained by police at a protest in downtown Moscow that included flare-type fireworks thrown at a group of pro-Kremlin youths, said city police spokesman Maxim Kolosvetov...
Bodies dumped as sectarian bloodshed worsens in Syria (12/07/11)
BEIRUT -- Dozens of bodies were dumped in the streets of a Syrian city at the heart of the country's nearly 9-month-old uprising, a grim sign that sectarian bloodshed is escalating as the country descends further toward civil war. The discovery in the streets of Homs came as the United States stepped up pressure Tuesday on the regime of President Bashar Assad to end its crackdown on the anti-government protests. ...
Despite army takeover, fear strong in Mexican town (12/07/11)
CIUDAD MIER, Mexico -- Schoolchildren once again chatter and scamper across the town plaza where drug gang gunmen last year torched the police station and left the remains of a dismembered man. By night, townsfolk play volleyball across the plaza from the station, whose charred stone facade has been repaired. ...
The Cape Central boys basketball team pulls away from Poplar Bluff in second half at the SEMO Conference tourney (12/07/11)
The Cape Central boys basketball team knocked off Poplar Bluff 53-33 in a SEMO Conference tournament quarterfinal Tuesday.
Southeast Missourian player of the week: Perryville's Bryce Weibrecht (12/07/11)
Bryce Weibrecht's consistent performance during the Woodland boys basketball tournament helped Perryville capture the title. Weibrecht opened the tournament by scoring 13 points in the Pirates' 62-23 victory over Zalma. The senior continued to be a force in Perryville's 61-53 win over Oak Ridge in the semifinals...
Jackson boys basketball team romps past Dexter in SEMO Conference tourney consolation game (12/07/11)
The Jackson boys basketball team defeated Dexter 70-50 in a SEMO Conference tournament consolation bracket game Tuesday.
High school roundup: Jackson nips Central in season-opening girls swim meet (12/07/11)
All the scores from Tuesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State linebacker Peiffer garners national honor (12/07/11)
The Jackson graduate was named to an All-American first team Tuesday
No. 10 Missouri Tigers men's basketball team claws past Villanova (12/07/11)
NEW YORK -- Missouri was No. 25 in the preseason poll. The Tigers have moved into the top 10 and are playing as though they mean to stay up there. "The Mizzou brand was on the national scene tonight," first-year coach Frank Haith said. "And the lights are bright, very bright here in New York. We had an opportunity on national TV against a good team."...
Cardinals, Marlins make offers to Pujols (12/07/11)
DALLAS -- Jeffrey Loria quickly marched down the hallway with his team president, trailed by their top aides, and hustled into a meeting room with a labor lawyer from Major League Baseball. Having already made the biggest splash at the winter meetings, the Miami Marlins owner was trying to reel in Albert Pujols and perhaps other big-name free agents with the newfound riches from their new ballpark...
Blues power past Red Wings 3-2 (12/07/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues put an end to their power play woes and caught the Detroit Red Wings in the standings, too. David Backes got the go-ahead score on the second straight power-play goal of the game for the Blues, who ended a 2-for-39 slump with the man advantage in a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night...
Urban farmers taking an unsual route beyond chickens and bees -- they are trying goats (12/07/11)
SEATTLE -- Snowflake the goat has cornered me, nuzzling my hand as she nibbles on my jacket's zipper. "They're very affectionate," says urban goat pioneer Jennie Grant, who owns the 99-pound, white miniature LaMancha. Distracted by Snowflake, I hardly notice a smaller black goat closing in on me until she takes a bite out of my notebook. Behind the roughhewn milking platform, the view stretches out past pavement, streetlights and cars. This is the city, and these are city goats...
Flavorful cranberry recipes (12/07/11)
I look so forward to the arrival of fresh cranberries to the store every winter. The common combination of cranberries and orange to me is like candy and a flavor I have learned to love. I have a pretty large collection of cranberry recipes, and enjoy trying new ones quite often during the cranberry season. I purchase extra bags and freeze them to be able to enjoy all year through. Today I have just a couple of recipes for you to try and hope you enjoy these tart, little berries this winter...
‘Dexter' co-stars Hall and Carpenter divorce final (12/07/11)
LOS ANGELES -- A judge has finalized an uncontested divorce between Michael C. Hall and his "Dexter" co-star Jennifer Carpenter. Court records show Superior Court Judge John Sandoz finalized the divorce Friday in Los Angeles. Carpenter filed for divorce nearly a year ago, citing irreconcilable differences. Hall and Carpenter married in December 2008...
Norman Ing (12/07/11)
Norman E. Ing, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Landmark Hospital. Visitation will be from noon to service time Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the chapel, with the Rev. Billy Garner officiating. Burial will be in McGee Chapel Cemetery at Glenallen, Mo...
Electa Hayes (12/07/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Electa Dillow Hayes, 99, of Anna died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Union County Hospital. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Les Sinks of Anna First Baptist Church officiating, assisted by her nephew, the Rev. Jerry McGill. Burial will be in Anna City Cemetery...
Donald Northern (12/07/11)
ZALMA, Mo. -- Donald Joe Northern Sr., 58, of Zalma passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at his home. He was born Jan. 23, 1953, in Sikeston, Mo., son of John Wesley and Mary Ida Wilson Northern. He and Sue Waggoner were married June 21, 1980. Northern was a dock supervisor at Malone and Hyde in Sikeston...
Barbara Lohrmann (12/07/11)
Barbara Bahn Lohrmann, 56, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. She was born Feb. 24, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, to Louis and Evelynne Dodson Bahn. Barbara retired from teaching in the Cape Girardeau School District. She enjoyed scrapbooking and was an avid Scrabble player. She enjoyed annual trips to the beach with her daughters. Barbara had a passion for life...
Cape Girardeau fire report 12/7/11 (12/07/11)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Jackson police and fire reports 12/7/11 (12/07/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Police report 12/7/11 (12/07/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Department of Public Safety released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 12/7/11 (12/07/11)
Three Navy veterans from Cape Girardeau are among the 27 members of the Southeast Missouri chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association: Leonard Webb, Melvin Bacon and James McLain; last week, Webb and Bacon returned to Pearl Harbor for the first time since the end of World War II to participate in the association's national convention...
A date in infamy (12/07/11)
Seventy years ago, our nation was attacked at Pearl Harbor. In Southern Missouri, many citizens remain among us who lived through that day and the war that followed. They are a present part of our history. They served and sacrificed so that our nation might survive the aftermath of the Japanese massacre that Hawaii morning, Dec. 7, 1941...
The economy election (12/07/11)
Let me state the obvious: This is shaping up as an election based solely on the economy. Other usual presidential topics trend toward foreign policy and social issues. Obviously they will be an important part of the presidential dialogue. But nothing will frame the election nor the outcome more than the economic mess we're in...
Pearl Harbor Day (12/07/11)
Many presidents have given speeches that have etched a memory in our hearts and minds forever. The fall of the Berlin Wall is often remembered with President Ronald Reagan's famous line, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, President George W. ...
Prayer 12/7/11 (12/07/11)
O God, protect those in harm's way and thank you for those who have fought for freedom. Amen.
Ride of the Week submission (12/07/11)
Make and model: 1932 Ford 3 window coupe Owner(s): Bob & Loretta Templeton Owner's hometown: Cape Girardeau, Mo. Special features: The special features are: Viper orange paint, tan leather interior, 350 engine, 300 h.p.,chrome tilt column, power windows, power trunk, remote doors,and unisteer rack and pinion steering...
JOElvis in Christmas parade (12/07/11)
JOElvis Pleasant of Jackson riding in a "Blue Christmas Caddy" in the Jackson Christmas parade.
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (12/07/11)
Sheba is 1 year old. She is GORGEOUS!! Sheba is available for adoption at The Humane Society 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
Winter (12/07/11)
This is the pure joy of seeing the first snowflakes of Winter!
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