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Stories from Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cape commissions customer satisfaction survey (12/13/11)
Cape Girardeau officials, curious about how residents feel about the city, have hired a Colorado-based research firm to gather answers through a resident survey. The city will pay $20,000 to the Boulder-based National Research Center, or NRC, to send a customer satisfaction survey to 1,800 city residents and 1,000 businesses early next year...
Filing for local municipal elections begins today (12/13/11)
Filing begins at 8 a.m. today for elections to fill three mayoral offices and a number of other official seats in Scott City, Jackson, Perryville, Mo., and Marble Hill, Mo. In Scott City, contenders can file for Mayor Tim Porch's seat, as well as town council spots held by Bill Schwartz in Ward 1, Pat Brazel in Ward 2, Walter Peetz in Ward 2, Kirk Lewis in Ward 3 and Norman Brant in Ward 4. ...
Cape Girardeau County Commission considers new way to give raises (12/13/11)
In budgeting talks Monday, the Cape Girardeau County Commission discussed a way to slow increases in its highest salaries and close the earnings gap between employees and elected officials. Auditor Pete Frazier presented a preliminary version of a plan that would give employees a $500 raise in base salary, plus a percentage increase. Elected officials would only get the percentage increase...
Hearing in Fruitland quarry case canceled; Strack Excavating becomes party in lawsuit (12/13/11)
Two civil court cases continue to move forward as Saxony Lutheran High School attempts to stop two limestone quarries from operating nearby.
Filing for school board elections opens today (12/13/11)
Filing for candidacy in school board elections opens today statewide. In area districts, two seats are available on each board for three-year terms, and the two candidates with the most votes in the April 3 election will win the seats. In Jackson, Brent Wills and Cathy Goodman have terms that are expiring. Wills said Monday he will likely file for another run. He will have served on the board for 12 years when his term expires in April. Goodman said she is still considering whether to file...
Aid worker speaks in Cape Girardeau on human trafficking (12/13/11)
The founder of an organization that fights hunger and poverty worldwide urged Cape Girardeau residents Monday night to help eradicate human trafficking in St. Louis and other areas of the United States. Pat Bradley, founder of St. Louis-based International Crisis Aid, spoke to roughly 50 people at La Croix Church about his organization's latest endeavor -- domestic human trafficking. ...
Thieves hit Cape pharmacy, bar (12/13/11)
Two Cape Girardeau businesses were broken into and burgled overnight Sunday. Around 9 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a call of a broken glass door being broken at Medicap Pharmacy, 1020 N. Kingshighway, where they found that seven bottles of hydrocodone, a synthetic opioid painkiller, had been stolen, Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Darin Hickey said...
Cape Girardeau murder suspect assigned new judge (12/13/11)
Ryan Harkey, 23, of Jackson, was assigned a new judge in his murder case Monday afternoon. Harkey is accused of stabbing to death Jerry Conrad on Friday morning during a fight outside Rumors Bar and Lounge on the Common Pleas Courthouse
Authorities releasing little information about Union County death (12/13/11)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Union County authorities still hadn't released much information Monday afternoon concerning a Saturday night death in rural Jonesboro. The Union County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation with assistance from the Illinois State Police, Union County Coroner's Office, Union County State's Attorney's Office and various other agencies, according to a news release from Union County State's Attorney Tyler Edmonds. ...
Wednesday meeting in Cape to go over new juvenile offender rules (12/13/11)
Local leaders will meet Wednesday to discuss how juvenile offenders will be handled under new Missouri Supreme Court laws that change custody rights for underage offenders. New rules pertaining to how juveniles can be held are forthcoming, and affected officials like school superintendents and sheriffs have been invited to the meeting to discuss what programs can be set up to accommodate juveniles affected by the laws, chief juvenile officer Randy Rhodes said...
Man shot in car in Poplar Bluff dies (12/13/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Members of the Poplar Bluff/Butler County Major Case Squad continued to interview potential witnesses Monday in connection with the death of a Poplar Bluff man who was shot while seated in his vehicle early Sunday morning. The Major Case Squad was activated to investigate the death of Marcus D. McFarland, 29, according to Poplar Bluff Deputy Police Chief Jeff Rolland...
Real fake 'muleicorn' visits Cape (12/13/11)
Dawn Sperry Allen of Patterson, Mo., and her "muleicorn" spent some time on Broadway in Cape Girardeau on Monday greeting passers-by and handing out copies of the Eclipse newspaper, which promotes itself as "Real Fake News."
Bridge repairs set for U.S. 61 in Perry County (12/13/11)
PERRY COUNTY, Mo. -- U.S. 61 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane today while contractor crews perform routine maintenance on the bridge over Apple Creek. This section of road is between Main Street and Route F.
Highway 114 in Stoddard County reduced for shoulder repairs (12/13/11)
STODDARD COUNTY, Mo. -- Highway 114 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform shoulder repairs. The section of road is from U.S. 60 to the New Madrid County line.
Dancers perform at River Campus show (12/13/11)
Laura Simon
Mo. says prisoners wrongly got jobless benefits (12/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri labor department says it has discovered several people who received unemployment benefits while in prison. The labor department says the discovery came less than a month after it started a new process in which it runs the names of unemployment benefit recipients against a list of state inmates. Prisoners are not eligible for jobless benefits because they are not available to work...
Body identified as missing Tennessee woman (12/13/11)
DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- The Dyer County Sheriff's Department announced on Monday that a body found in Dyer County on Saturday is that of the missing mother of four, Karen Swift, and the case is being investigated as a homicide. Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box said the body was positively identified as Swift by dental records after it was sent to the Shelby County Medical Examiner's Office in Memphis, Tenn...
Driver was texting in fatal Missouri traffic pileup (12/13/11)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 19-year-old driver was texting just before his pickup truck, two school buses and a tractor truck collided in a deadly pileup on an interstate highway in Missouri last year, the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday. Two people -- the pickup driver and a 15-year-old student on one of the buses -- were killed and 38 others were injured in the Aug. ...
House leader asks for new Missouri district map (12/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- House Minority Leader Rep. Mike Talboy, D-Kansas City, says a new state Senate district map is better than an earlier version, but still not perfect. But when it comes to the new boundaries in his own legislative chamber, Talboy says the state's Appellate Apportionment Commission needs to take another stab at redrawing the boundaries for state house districts...
Koster sues fantasy football company (12/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- There is pigskin controversy afoot in Missouri and it has nothing to do with the Chiefs for the Rams. On Monday, Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit against the owner of Gridiron Fantasy Sports for allegedly failing to pay the cash prizes it promised to fantasy football participants in Missouri -- as well as other parts of the country...
Gov. Nixon orders flags to half-staff to honor trooper (12/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Flags will fly at half-staff at all state government buildings Wednesday to honor a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer who died while patrolling floodwaters in northwest Missouri in August. Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the honor for trooper Fred Guthrie Jr., who has not been seen since Aug. 1, when he and his patrol dog, Reed, apparently were swept away by the flooding Missouri River in Holt County...
Euro pact faces hurdle in U.K. (12/13/11)
LONDON -- Doubts rebounded Monday over Europe's ability to solve its debt crisis and rescue the imperiled euro, as investors worried that plans for closer fiscal unity will bring little immediate relief and exposed the continent's deep political divisions...
Protests boost sales and fears of sonic blaster (12/13/11)
QUANTICO, Va. (AP) -- Police deployment of sonic blasters at Occupy Wall Street and G-20 protest rallies is fueling both sales and criticism of the devices, which emit beams of sound with laser-like intensity. More U.S. police and emergency-response agencies are using the so-called Long-Range Acoustic Devices instead of megaphones or conventional loudspeakers for crowd control, according to news reports and leading manufacturer LRAD Corp. of San Diego...
Occupy protesters halt operations at some West Coast ports (12/13/11)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Hundreds of Wall Street protesters blocked gates at some of the West Coast's busiest ports Monday, causing the partial shutdown of several in a day of demonstrations they hope will cut into the profits of the corporations that run the docks...
High court to look at state immigration laws next spring (12/13/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed Monday to rule on Arizona's controversial law targeting illegal immigrants, setting the stage for an election-year decision on an issue that is already shaping presidential politics. The justices said they will review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked several tough provisions in the Arizona law. ...
Negotiators in Congress reach deal on $1 trillion-plus spending bill (12/13/11)
WASHINGTON -- After a year of partisan bickering, lawmakers reached a tentative agreement Monday on a $1 trillion-plus spending bill that chips away at military and environmental spending but denies conservatives many of the policy changes they wanted on social issues, government regulations and health care...
Today in History (12/13/11)
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2011. There are 18 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 13, 1981, authorities in Poland imposed martial law in a crackdown on the Solidarity labor movement. (Martial law formally ended in 1983.)...
N.J. Nets owner seeks Russian presidency (12/13/11)
MOSCOW -- After a week of challenges to his authority, Vladimir Putin faces a new one from one of Russia's richest and most glamorous figures: The billionaire owner of the New Jersey Nets says he will run against him in March's presidential election...
Many Panamanians indifferent as Noriega returns to homeland (12/13/11)
PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Manuel Noriega is back in his Panamanian homeland after nearly 22 years, sitting in a prison cell in a country he ruled as a personal fiefdom until U.S. troops invaded and hauled him off to a Florida jail. A few protesters gathered outside El Renacer prison as the 77-year-old former general was spirited inside Sunday night after an extradition flight from France, yet the overwhelming mood among his countrymen seemed to be indifference...
Meadow Heights girls basketball team defeats St. Vincent 61-40 (12/13/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Meadow Heights senior Taylor Cureton noticed a pattern in the St. Vincent girls basketball team's offense. "They kept coming down and passing to the same spot every time," Cureton said. "So I just stepped up and read it and took off with it."...
High school roundup: Delta girls basketball team survives Crusaders' last shot (12/13/11)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State's Stone collects his third OVC basketball newcomer award (12/13/11)
Southeast Missouri State sophomore forward Tyler Stone picked up his second consecutive and league-high third Ohio Valley Conference newcomer of the week award for men's basketball on Monday. The transfer from the University of Missouri averaged 21 points and 8.5 rebounds while shooting 60.7 percent from the field (17 of 28) in two games last week...
Cardinals, Furcal agree to two-year deal (12/13/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals and shortstop Rafael Furcal have agreed to a $14 million, two-year contract, keeping the switch-hitter with the World Series champions after they picked him up at the July trade deadline. The deal is pending a physical. A team spokesman said Monday night that the Cardinals hope to finalize the contract this week...
Rams' woes continue in Seattle (12/13/11)
St. Louis dropped to 2-11 with a 30-13 loss to the Seahawks
Information about birth control options is abundant, but almost half of pregnancies are unplanned (12/13/11)
WASHINGTON -- Worried about birth control in light of headlines about side effects from Yaz and the patch? Women have a lot of options that are safe and effective, including some that are even more reliable. You can choose a contraceptive that's used daily, weekly, monthly, once every three months, once every three years, even once a decade...
Few parents recall doctor saying their child is overweight (12/13/11)
WASHINGTON -- Pediatricians are supposed to track if youngsters are putting on too many pounds -- but a new study found less than a quarter of parents of overweight children recall the doctor ever saying there was a problem. Does that mean doctors aren't screening enough children, or aren't frank enough in these tough conversations? Or is the real story parent denial? The research published Dec. 5 can't tell, but makes it clear the message too often isn't getting through...
CBS expanding Sunday political talk show to hour (12/13/11)
NEW YORK -- With its Sunday morning political talk show "Face the Nation" doing well in the ratings entering an election year, the show will match its rivals by expanding to an hour in April. Both "Meet the Press" on NBC and "This Week" on ABC already air for an hour each week, but Schieffer's show lasts 30 minutes...
Carrie Peel (12/13/11)
Carrie K. Peel, 46, of Oak Ridge died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at her home. She was born Jan. 6, 1965, in Cape Girardeau to Norman and Charlotte Nelson Wildman. She and Scott R. Peel were married April 12, 1986, in Cape Girardeau. Carrie graduated from Cape Girardeau Central High School in 1983. She was formerly employed as a CMT at Jackson Manor and was activity director at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville, Mo...
Dennis Blessing (12/13/11)
Dennis A. Blessing, 44, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in a fatal car accident. He was born April 27, 1967, in Perryville, Mo., to Donald and Virginia Mattingly Blessing. He and Jeannette Holder were married May 18, 1991. Dennis was a route driver for Southeast Snacks in Cape Girardeau. His route included areas in Cape Girardeau, Scott and Perry counties. He previously worked 10 years as a route driver for Bunny Bread in Cape Girardeau...
Charlotte Schumacher (12/13/11)
Charlotte Edgar Schumacher, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Lillie Truax (12/13/11)
Lillie "Sue" Truax, 74, of Jackson died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at her home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Henrichs officiating...
Wilda Favier (12/13/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Wilda E. Favier, 86, of Perryville died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until time of service Wednesday. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville, with the Rev. Matthew Marks officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery...
Roger Diamond (12/13/11)
Roger D. Diamond, 49, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 3, 1962, in Cape Girardeau to Robert and Violet Morelan Diamond. Survivors include his mother, Violet Diamond of Cape Girardeau; his father, Robert Diamond of Cape Girardeau; three brothers, Don Diamond, Robert (Bobbie) Diamond Jr. ...
Janice Pinion (12/13/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- Janice Meredith Bright Pinion, 96, a longtime educator and resident in Caruthersville, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. She was born Sept. 9, 1915, in Acadia, La., daughter of Robert Erle and Nelle Sensing Bright. She married Dr. Ralph Dixon Pinion, a dentist and lifelong resident of Caruthersville, on Dec. 29, 1941, in Tacoma, Wash...
Birth 12/13/11 (12/13/11)
Daughter to Greg Edward and Heather Lyn Cugini of Jackson, Southeast Hospital, 2:29 a.m., Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Name, Mia Patricia. Weight, 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Cugini is the former Heather Keenan, daughter of Rich and Judy Heenan of Barnhart, Mo. She is a physician with WomenFirst OB/GYN in Cape Girardeau. Cugini is a pediatric hospitalist at SoutheastHEALTH and is the son of Diane Cugini of Staten Island, N.Y., and the late Robert Cugini...
Cape Girardeau police report 12/13/11 (12/13/11)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summons Burglary Theft n Medication was reported stolen at 1105 Linden St. n Rhodes 101, 2109 William St., reported fuel stolen. ...
Cape Girardeau fire report 12/13/11 (12/13/11)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson police and fire report 12/13/11 (12/13/11)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 12/13/11 (12/13/11)
In a reorganizational plan announced by Southeast Missouri State University president Dr. Bill W. Stacy, Dr. Betty F. Fulton, vice president for finance services at Southeast, will become university vice president for business and finance; the promotion follows the announcement of the retirement of Dr. A.R. Meyer, vice president for administrative services...
Improving Broadway (12/13/11)
Broadway is the "gateway" to our Cape Girardeau downtown area and the mighty Mississippi River. There are many successful businesses along the Broadway stretch from Pacific Street to Water Street. However, over a period of time, there are also several businesses and storefronts that have suffered, failed and fallen into disrepair for one reason or another. This fact has made this important corridor less than inviting to our residents and our visitors...
School boards (12/13/11)
A vibrant education system carries with it many benefits. But to have great schools, we must have strong and principled leadership from teachers, administrators and school board members. The latter is one way for concerned parents and other citizens in the community to make a difference...
The other side of the story (12/13/11)
I thought in the four months that have passed since I have been able to be in my home that my feelings had calmed down. That was until I read "Plowing forward" in the special section of "Farm and Field" in the Dec. 8 Southeast Missourian. Mike Geske's comments: "The idea that the Corps of Engineers could blow up the levee and flood all that land was almost incomprehensible, that they could consider doing that, even realizing the spillway was designed for that purpose many decades ago."...
Loving the Lord (12/13/11)
As Christmas gets closer I wonder if we have the true meaning of Christmas in our heart. The First Commandment says we must love the Lord more than anything else. Do we really? We complain if Mass is too long, but we go to a movie theater for nearly two hours. We love the movies more than we love the Lord (and have no idea what Mass really is)...
Speak Out 12/13/11 (12/13/11)
I am calling about the Christmas parade in Jackson. There were only two bands, one from Meadow Heights and the other from Jackson. They need to have more local bands, since that is what most of the children are there to see. The second problem is having adults walking in the parade. Most of the participants walking in the parade were adults passing out fliers advertising their businesses. If you are going to be in the parade, you need to have a float advertising your business...
Prayer 12/13/11 (12/13/11)
O Heavenly Father, may we always fix our eyes on you. Amen.
Parker to Emerson: what lies? (12/13/11)
Emerson's campaign slogan is, "putting people, before politics. Seems she is putting politics before people now. I just personally called Emersons cell number and left a message. I asked for the facts regarding any lies or personal attacks on her family. ...
Cow Overpass - Northern England (12/13/11)
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