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Stories from Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Most speakers at Cape school forum against dress code proposal (01/10/12)
Emotions ran against a proposed uniform policy at the first forum held by the Cape Girardeau School District on Monday night. After a presentation from three members of the dress code committee that detailed research on positive effects seen by other school districts with uniform codes, the floor opened for comment and questions from the public...
Man pleads guilty to starting Cape Girardeau office complex fire (01/10/12)
A man charged with arson in connection with a fire at an office complex on Mount Auburn Road pleaded guilty today. Mark Carleton, 26, now faces seven years in prison. Carleton was charged with second-degree arson after he allegedly started a fire Nov. 21 with papers and a lighter, destroying the office complex at 1707 N. Mount Auburn Road...
Puppy stolen from Cape Humane Society facility (01/10/12)
A young woman came into the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri looking for a puppy Saturday, took one outside to play in a pen and never returned, organization officials say. The woman, who appeared to be in her late teens or early twenties, allegedly nabbed the 10-week old Chihuahua around 4 p.m. Saturday after she took it outside to play, said Requi Salter, who sits on the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri board of directors...
Jackson response to annexation lawsuit calls state statute unconstitutional (01/10/12)
Jackson responded Friday to a November lawsuit challenging the city's annexation of a strip of land along U.S. 61 and Interstate 55, calling the state statute prohibiting such annexations unconstitutional, the process followed by the plaintiffs improper and the case itself frivolous...
Donkey basketball slated for Saturday night in Morehouse (01/10/12)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Preparations for a donkey basketball game featuring local players are underway. Set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the gymnasium in Morehouse, the variation on the traditional sport will pit Sikeston High School teachers against Sikeston Junior High School teachers and high school band students against choir students. Also slated to play are Missouri Delta Medical Center hospital administrators versus the doctors...
Cape to re-evaluate Alliance's water contract over next two years (01/10/12)
With major changes on the horizon for Cape Girardeau's drinking and wastewater systems, city officials are wondering if it's time to at least consider changing the company that has operated and maintained its water supply for two decades. Since 1992, Cape Girardeau leaders have renewed five-year contracts with Columbia, Mo.-based Alliance Water Resources, the most recent of which cost city coffers nearly $11 million...
Tutoring program at Blanchard on hold until building reopens (01/10/12)
Sessions for students in Blanchard Elementary's Read to Succeed tutoring program have been postponed until students return to the regular elementary building sometime in February. Blanchard classes are being held at Lynwood Baptist Church due to a fire in December that damaged the school...
Trial date set for man accused of murder in Perryville drug death (01/10/12)
The man accused of murder after he allegedly gave drugs to a woman found dead in a Perryville, Mo., hotel room in June will stand trial this summer. Perry County Prosecuting Attorney Thomas L. Hoeh alleges Steven A. Harbour, 25, of Fredericktown, Mo., supplied Nicole Jones, 20, of Perryville, with a deadly cocktail of painkillers, antidepressants and alcohol June 25. Harbour pleaded not guilty in October...
Two Poplar Bluff boys die in Sunday house fire (01/10/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Sunday morning fire that claimed the lives of two Poplar Bluff boys is believed to be accidental. Kyle Dicken, 16, and Dylane Campbell, 12, were found dead inside the bedroom of their 115 Relief St. home, according to Butler County Coroner Jim Akers, who was called at 2:55 a.m...
Bidding on Cape's former federal building tops $183,000 (01/10/12)
The bidding for Cape Girardeau's former federal building heated up Monday, with the highest of four new offers coming in at $183,888 a day before the online auction was scheduled to end.
GOP Senate hopefuls critical of Obama, McCaskill (01/10/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Two Missouri Republicans vying for the U.S. Senate spent more time criticizing the Democratic incumbent than each other during a debate on Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Todd Akin and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman participated in an hour-long debate in St. Louis County sponsored by KTRS Radio and the online newspaper the St. Louis Beacon. A third candidate, businessman John Brunner, did not attend...
Voter deadline approaches for Missouri presidential primary, Jackson election (01/10/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri residents hoping to vote in next month's presidential primary have only a couple of days left to register to vote. The secretary of state's office says people must register by Wednesday to be eligible to vote in the Feb. 7 primary. For those not registering in person, a registration card must be postmarked Wednesday at the latest. Voters whose addresses are unchanged don't need to register again...
Missouri officials spar over job-creation incentives (01/10/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon rolled out his latest job-creation proposals Monday, even as some lawmakers questioned his economic development officials about whether Missouri's existing business incentives have been a failure. Nixon traveled to northwest Missouri to outline his plans to lure more automobile parts suppliers to the state, pump money into science and technology startups and subsidize on-the-job training for military veterans. ...
Baker, Ridgeway likely to run for Missouri lieutenant governor (01/10/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's lieutenant governor's race may soon get more crowded. State Sen. Luann Ridgeway and former state Rep. Judy Baker both said Monday that they are likely to run for lieutenant governor. Ridgeway is a Republican from Smithville. Baker is a Democrat from Columbia who recently resigned as the
Mo. Senate leader wants to target health care law (01/10/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The leader of the Missouri Senate hopes two measures targeting the federal health care law will be among the first debated in his chamber this year. Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer, a Republican from Dexter, supports a measure that would ask voters to amend the state constitution to prohibit government mandates to have health insurance. ...
GOP rivals hope to nick Romney in New Hampshire (01/10/12)
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The Republican presidential candidates who aren't Mitt Romney brought along modest hopes on their smiling, hand-shaking visits to New Hampshire's polling places Tuesday -- just let me come in third place or so, most said, and survive to challenge the front-runner again in South Carolina and Florida...
Romney draws flak on eve of New Hampshire primary (01/10/12)
NASHUA, N.H. -- Republican front-runner Mitt Romney stumbled down the homestretch of the New Hampshire primary on Monday, declaring, "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me" as his rivals intensified already fierce criticism...
America has hit the brakes on health care spending (01/10/12)
WASHINGTON -- Is health-care relief finally in sight? Health spending stabilized as a share of the nation's economy in 2010 after two back-to-back years of historically low growth, the government reported Monday. Experts debated whether it's a fleeting consequence of the sluggish economy, or a real sign that cost controls by private employers and government at all levels are starting to work...
Recommendations for new sex education standards released (01/10/12)
WASHINGTON -- Young elementary school students should use the proper names for body parts and, by the end of fifth grade, know that sexual orientation is "the romantic attraction of an individual to someone of the same gender or a different gender," according to new sexual education guidelines released Monday by a coalition of health and education groups...
Local governments blocking medical marijuana (01/10/12)
More and more states are saying yes to medical marijuana. But local governments are increasingly using their laws to just say no, not in our backyard. In California, with the nation's most permissive medical marijuana laws, 185 cities and counties have banned pot dispensaries entirely. In New Jersey, perhaps the most restrictive of the 17 states that have legalized marijuana for sick people, some groups planning to sell cannabis are struggling to find local governments willing to let them in...
Today in History (01/10/12)
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2012. There are 356 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 10, 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published his influential pamphlet, "Common Sense," which argued for American independence from British rule...
Ex-Marine sentenced to death in Iran for spying (01/10/12)
TEHRAN, Iran -- A former U.S. Marine interpreter arrested while on a trip to visit his Iranian grandmothers has been sentenced to death as a CIA spy, state radio reported Monday, in a case likely to become a new flashpoint in the escalating tensions between Tehran's defiance over its nuclear program and Washington's efforts to impose more crippling sanctions...
Egypt's Brotherhood treads carefully (01/10/12)
CAIRO -- The Muslim Brotherhood has emerged as the biggest winner in parliamentary elections, but the fundamentalist group that has long dreamed of ruling Egypt is likely to be cautious about flexing its newfound muscle. The Brotherhood has been crushed by the military before and will likely tread carefully to avoid spooking the ruling generals or the country's Western supporters, who provide generous amounts of badly needed foreign aid...
Notre Dame girls basketball team rallies late to beat Farmington 62-57 (01/10/12)
Fortunately for the Notre Dame girls basketball team, wins don't have to be pretty. That was the case when the Bulldogs outlasted Farmington 62-57 at home Monday night. "Whenever we came out, I don't really think we were ready to play," Notre Dame senior Brooke Bohnert said. "It was a roller coaster. We would be in the lead, then they would be up six points, then we would come back."...
High school roundup: Perryville boys basketball team rolls in Chester tourney (01/10/12)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Crimson Tide avenges loss to LSU in BCS title game (01/10/12)
NEW ORLEANS -- The Rematch of the Century, it wasn't. Alabama romped to another BCS championship against top-ranked LSU with a smothering defensive performance, a numbing barrage of field goals and even a long-overdue trip to the end zone...
Redhawks' Stone earns OVC honor for fifth time (01/10/12)
The Ohio Valley Conference might want to name its men's basketball newcomer of the week award after Tyler Stone. Stone, Southeast Missouri State's sophomore forward and Missouri transfer, received OVC newcomer of the week honors for the fifth time Monday...
Nutrition tips to start the year (01/10/12)
For many people the start of a new year is a time to re-examine diets and ways to become healthier. This week Candice O'Hare, a registered dietitian and health educator at The Healthy Weigh at Saint Francis Medical Center, gives answers to questions on how to eat more healthfully, what to watch for in a diet and more...
Your home's age a factor in child lead poisoning (01/10/12)
WASHINGTON -- If you've been putting off repairing a peeling windowsill, or you're thinking of knocking out a wall, listen up: Check how old your house is. You may need to take steps to protect your kids from dangerous lead. The risk of lead-based paint from older homes is back in the news, as the government considers tightening the definition of lead poisoning in babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Lower levels than previously thought may harm their developing brains...
Omar Farrow (01/10/12)
Omar Ray Farrow, 91, of Jackson died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church. A Masonic service will be held Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by an American Legion service...
Gordon Brumley (01/10/12)
Gordon Ray Brumley, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at his home. Announcement courtesy of McCombs Funeral Home.
Evelyn Welter (01/10/12)
Evelyn M. Welter, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Life Care Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery...
Dorothy Moore (01/10/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dorothy B. Moore, 90, of Perryville died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The rosary will be recited at 8:15 a.m. Thursday...
James Smith (01/10/12)
James E. Smith, 83, of Gordonville passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 6, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, son of Daniel S. and Eva B. Utley Smith. He and Doris J. Eakins were married Oct. 16, 1950, in Cape Girardeau. She passed away June 21, 2011...
Olga Ruessler (01/10/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Olga A. Ruessler, 92, of Perryville died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at the home of a daughter. She was born July 2, 1919, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of Adolf and Flora Petzoldt Koenig. She and Herbert Ruessler were married Sept. 2, 1939. He preceded her in death April 23, 1994...
Joe King (01/10/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Joseph P. "Joe" King, 71, of Perryville died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at his home. He was born Feb. 11, 1940, in St. Louis, son of Eugene and Josephine Bonzani King. He and Barbara Ann Merz were married May 20, 1967, in St. Louis...
Tow'anda Cripps (01/10/12)
Tow'anda W. Cripps, 47, of Scott City died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, from injuries sustained in an accident at his home Jan. 1. He was born Nov. 30, 1964, in Detroit, son of Elmer and Gladys Cripps. Cripps was a graduate of refrigeration school. Survivors include his fiancee, Christina Burton; a sister, Vana Cripps of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; eight beloved grandchildren; two nieces; and four nephews...
Derick Bramlett (01/10/12)
Derick A. Bramlett, 28, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born June 26, 1983, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Charles and Brenda Jeffries Bramlett. Bramlett was a carpenter with S&S Interiors in Cape Girardeau, and a member of the Carpenter's Union...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/10/12 (01/10/12)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summons Burglary Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/10/12 (01/10/12)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson police and fire report 1/10/12 (01/10/12)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following. Arrests do no imply guilt. Miscellaneous @graphic_body_indent_bullet:n Peace disturbance was reported in the 800 block of West Main Street. Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday:...
Out of the past 1/10/12 (01/10/12)
The new $3 million Student Recreation Center at Southeast Missouri State University will be formally opened for use following a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 18; the facility, which adjoins the multipurpose building under construction at North Sprigg and New Madrid streets, will be available for student and faculty-staff use throughout the spring semester...
Customer service in Cape Girardeau's city government (01/10/12)
How important is customer service? How do you measure customer service? Who should measure customer service of an entity? What other entities do you compare the gathered data of customer service? How do you use survey data to improve your customer service?...
Art reception (01/10/12)
Those who follow local art are well aware of the impressive exhibits on display in Cape Girardeau's art galleries. But good artwork can be more than a thing of beauty. It can inspire or bring attention to important issues. This Saturday Cape Girardeau's Community Caring Council and the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will join forces to host an event that will put a spotlight on the issue of homelessness. ...
Deer warning (01/10/12)
Several years ago Reader's Digest had a story about a town in California that had a deer problem but people did not want to do anything about "cute Bambi." People were protecting them and feeding them until three people were attacked by cats -- mountain lion or catamount or cougar or panther or puma, whatever you want to call them. One person died. Think about that before you complain about the people who want to get rid of the deer. The person you save may be you...
Central FCCLA ceremony (01/10/12)
The Home Economics Club was organized in the fall of 1921 for the purpose of learning how to sew or complete other art that members desired to study. The first few months of the club were devoted to making Christmas presents for family, friends or community members in need; the remainder was spent painting and making baskets...
Speak Out 1/10/12 (01/10/12)
SPEAKING as a grandparent who wore school uniforms for 12 years and has grandchildren in another town who wear uniforms and also has grandchildren in the Cape Girardeau School District, it's obvious that the editor of the Southeast Missourian does not know what he is talking about...
Prayer 1/10/12 (01/10/12)
O God, may we guard our hearts with the breastplate of righteousness in place. Amen.
Ste. Genevieve, MO Selected As Finalist (01/10/12)
Ste. Geneveive, Mo, best known for its collection of French Colonial architecture and as Missouri's first European settlement, has been selected at Budget Travel Magazines 'Top Ten Coolest Small Towns' in America. Budget travel chose Ste. Genevieve as one of the top ten finalists from over 600 entries. Voting has begun to determine which of the final top ten is the coolest small town in America...
Oak Ridge FCCLA supports Cardinal Glennon Hospital (01/10/12)
Katie Newell, Emilie Beard, and Shelby Mangels, members of the Oak Ridge FCCLA club, hosted a book drive to bring some cheer to the children at Cardinal Glennon Children's hospital in St. Louis. Items collected included 1,283 books, 403 movies, and 13 games. ...
New McKendree Fish Fry and Chicken Tenders Dinner (01/10/12)
Everyone is invited to New McKendree United Methodist Church's fried catfish and chicken tenders dinner Saturday, January 21, from 4:00-7:00 PM. Meal includes catfish and/or chicken tenders, cole slaw, baked beans, spiral potatoes, dessert, and a drink. Adults eat for $8, ages 5-12 $5.00, and kids under 5 eat free. All proceeds raised will be donated to the Hope Children's Home. It will be a great night of food and fellowship. We hope to see you there!...
Southeast SportsCare Presents Sportsmanship Award (01/10/12)
Southeast SportsCare presented its second annual Sportsmanship Award to Cape Central High School boys basketball player Vance Toole at the 2011 Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament. The award recognizes a student who displays success on the court, in the classroom and in the community. ...
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