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Four receive humanitarian award at Cape MLK luncheon (01/17/12)
Four Cape Girardeau residents were recognized for their contributions to the community Monday during the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Luncheon at the Salvation Army. Betty Mosley, Geneva Allen, and husband and wife volunteer team George and Michelle Smith received the Dr. C. John Ritter Humanitarian Service Award...
Swan to seek 147th District House seat (01/17/12)
One political announcement Monday prompted a second. Kathy Swan, a member of the Cape Girardeau City Council since 2010, plans to run for the 147th District Missouri House seat that is being vacated by Rep. Wayne Wallingford. Swan's announcement came less than two hours after Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, held a news conference where he confirmed his plans to run for the Missouri Senate...
Committee members to speak at tonight's forum on Cape school dress code (01/17/12)
The second of two public forums on a proposed uniform policy for Cape Girardeau public school students will run on a format slightly different from the first. During the forum -- set for 6 to 8 p.m. today in Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School's auditorium -- some members of the district's dress code committee will speak in order to address concerns heard at last week's forum, said Carla Fee, principal of the junior high and chairwoman of the committee...
Wissman enters Jackson School Board race (01/17/12)
Three candidates are now in the running for seats on Jackson's school board. Pat Wissman filed Friday. Other candidates are Paul Stoner and 12-year-incumbent Brent Wills. Wills and Cathy Goodman have terms expiring in April. Goodman has not filed for re-election...
Wallingford to run for Missouri Senate (01/17/12)
In a move some see as politically risky, Rep. Wayne Wallingford officially announced his candidacy for the Missouri Senate on Monday. The first-term Missouri House Republican made his announcement at a 9 a.m. news conference at the local McDonald's corporate headquarters in Cape Girardeau. He was surrounded by his wife, grandchildren and a gathering of supporters...
Route CC in Perry County closed for pipe replacement (01/17/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route CC from county roads 714 to 718 in Perry County will be closed Wednesday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe beneath the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 3:30 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 or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
Entertained at the Discovery Playhouse (01/17/12)
Adam Cox and his children, Olivia and Connor, play together Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at the Discovery Playhouse where they found Kim's Secret Water Garden to be a good exercise in hand-eye coordination.
GOP response to Mo. gov's State of the State address (01/17/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Here is the prepared text of the Republican response Tuesday night to Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address, from Sen. Kurt Schaefer, of Columbia, and Rep. Tim Jones, of Eureka. SEN. KURT SCHAEFER: Good evening, and thank you for joining us. ...
Text of Mo. gov's State of the State address (01/17/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Here is the text of Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State speech as prepared for delivery Tuesday evening and provided by the governor's office:n Thank you. Legislative leaders, Judges of the Missouri Supreme Court, Lieutenant Governor Kinder, state officials, members of the General Assembly, members of my cabinet, and my fellow Missourians...
Proposal seeks to end Missouri teacher tenure (01/17/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A proposed state constitutional amendment would bar tenure for Missouri's school teachers. The proposed initiative petition was filed Tuesday with the secretary of state's office. It could appear before voters in November if supporters gather between 147,000 and 160,000 signatures from supporters...
Nixon expected to outline more budget cuts (01/17/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to propose more cuts to government services as he outlines a budget during his State of the State address. Nixon is to deliver his annual speech at 7 p.m. Tuesday to a joint session of the House and Senate. It will be Nixon's last such speech before he is up for re-election later this year...
Spence raises nearly $2.4M for Mo. gov. bid (01/17/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- St. Louis businessman Dave Spence has supplied most of the money raised so far in his Republican bid to challenge Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. Figures released Tuesday by Spence's campaign show he raised nearly $2.4 million in the weeks since he declared his candidacy in mid-November until the end of 2011. Spence contributed $2 million of that himself, and had spent about $65,000 through the end of the year...
Missouri proposal would expand Conservation Commission (01/17/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri senators are proposing a state constitutional amendment that would double the size of the Conservation Commission and make it geographically diverse. The commission oversees the Department of Conservation. It's currently made up of four members, with no more than two from the same political party. Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate...
Mo. Gov. Nixon to outline budget proposal (01/17/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to stress his job-creation efforts as he delivers his annual State of the State address to lawmakers. The Tuesday night speech is to coincide with the release of Nixon's proposed budget for the 2013 fiscal year. Nixon's budget director has said Missouri may face a gap of about $500 million between projected expenses and revenues in the budget year that starts July 1...
Grocery prices in Missouri rise above national average (01/17/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- It may be a rare occurrence, but grocery prices in Missouri rose to more than the national average in the final quarter of 2011.   And the USDA says prices will continue to go up in 2012.   The American Farm Bureau tracks grocery prices in its Market Basket Survey, a review of 16 agriculture products frequently purchased by U.S. households. Missouri generally trends under the national average...
Missouri bill would post grant, budget cut info online (01/17/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri senators are pushing legislation that could make more information available to the public about federal grants and state budget cuts. The legislation would require details about federal grants worth at least $1 million to be posted on the Missouri Accountability Portal, which is an online tool for tracking state expenses...
Report: Joplin may not have debt from tornado (01/17/12)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- A new report says the city of Joplin might not end up with any debt related to the May 22 tornado. The report from the city finance director estimated that costs to the city, including damage to city property, would be about $24 million. But it appears those costs eventually will be paid by insurance and through reimbursements from the state and federal governments...
Columbia man wins 50K in police Taser lawsuit (01/17/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A 24-year-old Columbia man has received $50,000 to settle a lawsuit against the city police department and two officers over their stun gun use. The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that Cadilac Derrick settled his federal civil suit earlier this month. The case was then dismissed from Missouri's Western District U.S. Court after it went to mediation...
Study: Babies try lip-reading when learning to talk (01/17/12)
WASHINGTON -- Babies don't learn to talk just from hearing sounds. New research suggests they're lip-readers, too. It happens during that magical stage when a baby's babbling gradually changes from gibberish into syllables and eventually into that first "mama" or "dada."...
Fuel transfer begins at iced-in Alaska town (01/17/12)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Crews began transferring 1.3 million gallons of fuel Monday from a Russian fuel tanker to the iced-in western Alaska city of Nome. The offloading began near sundown, said Stacey Smith of Vitus Marine, the fuel supplier that arranged to have the Russian tanker Renda and its crew deliver the gasoline and diesel fuel. The process began after crews safety-tested two transfer hoses with pressurized air...
Jon Huntsman ends race; impact in South Carolina unclear (01/17/12)
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Days before the South Carolina primary, Jon Huntsman dropped out of the presidential race Monday and endorsed Mitt Romney for the party's nomination, becoming the latest Republican to call the GOP front-runner the strongest candidate to beat the Democratic incumbent...
Weird gadgets at electronics show include motorized unicycle (01/17/12)
LAS VEGAS -- A motorized, seatless unicycle, a video game you control with your eyes, and a mind-reading headset that serves as a game controller were among the more bizarre gadgets being shown off at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show...
Steve Jobs action figure pulled from market (01/17/12)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The company that began advertising for an incredibly lifelike Steve Jobs doll won't sell the figurines after all because of pressure from family and Apple lawyers. In Icons had planned to offer the 1-foot-tall, lifelike figure dressed in Jobs' trademark black mock turtleneck, rimless glasses and jeans...
Fugitive's suit against Kansas hostages dropped (01/17/12)
TOPEKA, Kan. -- A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Colorado man who held a Kansas couple hostage then sued them for breach of contract for turning him in. Jesse Dimmick of Denver contended he had a legally binding oral contract with Jared and Lindsay Rowley that they'd hide him from police in return for money...
Electric plants shift power from coal to natural gas (01/17/12)
PITTSBURGH -- The huge, belching smokestacks of electric power plants have long symbolized air pollution woes. But a shift is under way: More and more electric plants around the nation are being fueled by natural gas, which is far cleaner than coal, the traditional fuel...
Today in History (01/17/12)
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2012. There are 349 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 17, 1962, ten former winners of rigged TV quiz shows, including Charles Van Doren, pleaded guilty in New York to perjury, admitting they'd lied under oath when they denied being given answers in advance. (All received suspended sentences.)...
Cruise ship operator blames captain for wreck (01/17/12)
ROME -- Italy's cruise liner tragedy turned into an environmental crisis Monday, as rough seas battering the stricken mega-ship raised fears that fuel might leak into pristine waters off Tuscany that are part of a protected sanctuary for dolphins, porpoises and whales...
Al-Qaida in Yemen captures town (01/17/12)
SANAA, Yemen -- A band of al-Qaida militants took full control on Monday of a town 100 miles south of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, overrunning army positions, storming the local prison and freeing at least 150 inmates. The capture of the town of Radda expanded already significant territorial conquests by the militants, who have taken advantage of the weak central government and political turmoil roiling the nation for the past year...
Israeli PM: Palestinians not interested in peace talks (01/17/12)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged Monday that the Palestinians have no interest in restarting peace negotiations, suggesting that newly resumed contacts between the sides are producing little progress. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators began meeting in Jordan on Jan. 3 in an attempt to find a formula to restart formal negotiations. Israeli-Palestinian talks have been stalled for more than three years over the issue of Israeli settlement construction...
High school roundup: Oran girls basketball team claims first victory of season (01/17/12)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team loses to SIUE (01/17/12)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team got off to just the start it was looking for Monday night. Unfortunately for the Redhawks, they couldn't keep up their strong pace. Southeast scored the game's first seven points, but SIU Edwardsville took control midway through the opening half and rolled to a 58-43 victory at the Show Me Center...
Missouri rolls past Texas A&M (01/17/12)
The Tigers posted a 70-51 victory to improve to 17-1
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball player Powell recognized by website (01/17/12)
College Sports Madness selected Southeast Missouri State senior forward Leon Powell as its Ohio Valley Conference player of the week on Monday. College Sports Madness, a website that covers college sports extensively, identifies the highest impact players nationally and one from each conference on a weekly basis...
Cardinals Caravan players recall a magical fall (01/17/12)
The echoes of the St. Louis Cardinals' magical run to capture the 2011 World Series traveled far beyond the players on the active roster. That was evident Monday night at the Cardinals Caravan at the Osage Centre. Each of the four visiting players had unique perspectives on the Cardinals' roller coaster postseason that ended in the club's 11th World Series championship...
Rams will introduce Fisher today (01/17/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams have scheduled a news conference to introduce Jeff Fisher as their new coach, having finalized contract details. The announcement for noon today came amid reports Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has agreed to join Fisher's staff in the same role...
Cards close Warmup, head for White House (01/17/12)
ST. LOUIS -- No St. Louis Cardinals player can be happier to have Carlos Beltran on his side than pitcher Kyle Lohse. The Cardinals' new right fielder is a .564 career hitter against the right-hander with four home runs, six doubles and 12 RBIs. Add in 11 walks and the switch-hitting Beltran has a .647 on-base percentage...
Sizzling Blues slip past Stars 1-0 (01/17/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues thought they had solved their goaltending issues when they traded for Jaroslav Halak in 2010. After some bumpy stretches, Halak is starting to live up to his team's lofty expectations. Halak continued a strong stretch of recent play Monday night by making 22 saves en route to his third shutout and the St. Louis Blues blanked the Dallas Stars 1-0...
Tips on exercise and other physical activity (01/17/12)
Physical activity is a major component to nearly all weight-loss plans. This week Amy Sutherlin, HealthPoint Fitness manager, and Laura Morningstar, clinical coordinator HealthPoint Plaza, answer questions on starting an exercise program and becoming more physically active in our everyday lives...
Study finds no better odds using 3 embryos in in-vitro fertilization (01/17/12)
LONDON -- A new study of fertility treatment found that women who get three or more embryos have no better odds of having a baby than those who get just two embryos. They also have a greater chance of risky multiple births. "Women who have gone through infertility treatment want the best chance of having a baby, but we need to explain that the data shows transferring more embryos doesn't actually do that," said Dr. ...
Horse fly named after Beyonce (01/17/12)
CANBERRA, Australia -- A newly discovered horse fly in Australia was so "bootylicious," there was only one name worthy of its beauty: Beyonce. Previously published results from Bryan Lessard, a 24-year-old researcher at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, were recently announced on the species that had been sitting in a fly collection since it was captured in 1981 -- the same year pop diva Beyonc was born...
Brayden Rodgers (01/17/12)
Brayden Michael Rodgers, 6, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born May 3, 2005, in Abilene, Texas. He is the son of Brian and Stephanie Rodgers Myers. Brayden attended Jane Long Elementary in Abilene, and was a first-grade student at Alma Schrader Elementary School in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of Ranch House Fellowship Cowboy Church in Abilene and attended La Croix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Percy Buchheit (01/17/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Percy A. Buchheit, 90, of Perryville passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Perryville. He was born May 5, 1921, in Perry County, Mo., to Thomas and Ida Krieger Buchheit. He and Dolores Brewer were married April 12, 1947...
Otis Monahan (01/17/12)
THEBES, Ill. -- Otis W. Monahan, 72, of Carbondale, Ill., formerly of Thebes, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. He was born Jan. 29, 1939, in Caddo Gap, Ark., son of Lee and Ruth Cook Monahan. He first married Carol Johnson of De Soto, Ill., mother of Becky and David. He then married Sandra Adams March 19, 1976, wife of 35 years...
Hattie Slinkard (01/17/12)
BENTON, Mo. — Hattie Slinkard, 89, of Benton died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton is in charge of arrangements.
J.T. Smith (01/17/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — J.T. "Jack" Smith, 91, of Perryville died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Service will be private.
Ike Minner (01/17/12)
Ike Minner, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gene Littleton (01/17/12)
Newel "Gene" Littleton, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Ratliff Care Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charlotte Surface (01/17/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Charlotte Ann Surface, 67, of Chaffee died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born Feb. 12, 1944, in Detroit, Mich., to the late Monroe Henry and Naomi Regina Compas Lauck. She married Roy Surface on Feb. 13, 1965...
Leona Riney (01/17/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leona M. Riney, 75, of Perryville died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Woodland Hills Nursing Facility in Marble Hill, Mo. She was born June 5, 1936, in St. Louis, daughter of Raymond L. and Norma M. Beller Anderson. She married Kenneth L. Riney on July 9, 1955. He preceded her in death Dec. 12, 2010...
Margarita Philip (01/17/12)
ROTTERDAM, N.Y. -- Margarita George Philip, 82, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, N.Y., surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Cyprus, daughter of the late George and Eleni Charalambous. Margarita was preceded in death by her husband, Michael, in 1998...
Births 1/17/12 (01/17/12)
Twin son and daughter to Cmdr. Kent and Margene Tranter of Aiea, Hawaii, Kapi'olani Women's and Children's Medical Center in Honolulu, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. Sawyer Everett was born at 3:48 p.m. and weighed 4 pounds, 14 ounces. Sadie Ella was born at 3:51 p.m. ...
Oran Elementary School (01/17/12)
Oran Elementary School Third grade: Ashlyn Akin, Rhett Davis, Mackenzy Glueck, Ty Johnson, Bryce Krapf, Taylor Layton, Mallory Lowes, Kara Phillips, Waylon Shaffer, Dane Shands, Drew Smith, Alyssa Spane, Colton Williams. Fourth grade: Kaitlyn Adams, Paige Bradley, Lyndsi Bryant, Heather Gosche, Savannah Elfrink, Kenna Graviett, Allison Green, Bryant Hahn, Tyson Loper, Taylor Lowes, Lucah McIntosh, Kaiden Massey, Carsen Moyers, Jada Tyler, Alexxes Phillips, Todd Priggel, Phillip Schaefer, Tristin Schlosser, Landon Stanberry, Leah Urhahn, Caden White, Sonya Whitmore.. ...
Alma Schrader Elementary School (01/17/12)
Alma Schrader Elementary School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Eli Arnn, T.K. Ayers, Trenton Berck, Kelandria Campbell, Cameron Cox, Grayson Davis, Lydia Dillow, Luke Eftink, Madison Gaddis, Cody Henson, Morgan Hessenkemper, Ayana Johnson, Kennedy Keys, Bryce Kimberly, Olivia Koenig, Brionna Lamburth, Nicholas Marston, Brady Murphy, Avery Rayfield, Alex Sanders, Megan Smart, Tanner Smith, Riley Smith, Audrey Snodgrass, Archna Sobti, Blakelee Sutton, Haley Ticer, Emma Weller-Stilson, Josh Westbrook, Anna Wilke.. ...
Cape Christian School (01/17/12)
Cape Christian School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Kristen Barwick, Matthew Blunt. 5th grade: A.J. Branson, Clayton Deimund, Colton Jones, Audrie Seabaugh. 6th grade: Andrea Diamond, Laura Harris. 7th grade: Jay Green, Calli House, Bailey Janota, Rachael Koehler, Caitlyn Limbaugh, Katelyn Smith...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/17/12 (01/17/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson police and fire report 1/17/12 (01/17/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/17/12 (01/17/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 1/17/12 (01/17/12)
The voluntary annexation of two adjacent tracts of land bordering the northern city limits of Cape Girardeau is being considered; the city council will hold a public hearing Monday to discuss the request for annexation from property owners Billy L. and Rebecca E. Ogborn and Donald C. Dennington...
Seat-belt challenge (01/17/12)
It's 6 a.m. You wake up, get dressed and grab a bite to eat before you head out to your car. What comes next? If you're a student at an area high school your next step is to buckle your seat belt. Recently the students of Notre Dame Regional High School won the regional award for Southeast Missouri as part of the Missouri Department of Transportation's Battle of the Belt Challenge. Across the state 155 schools participated in the challenge, including 38 schools in Southeast Missouri...
Student Council ceremony (01/17/12)
Student Council and Student Senate refer to the same group at Cape Girardeau Central High School. In 1925, Central students and the administration pondered the idea of a student council. In 1926 the first president was elected and the group began to "discuss the problems of school activities and control all problems of the student body."...
Breast cancer awareness (01/17/12)
My name is Taly Ann Anderson, and I would like to know if you can print it in the paper each 12th of the month about women doing monthly self-exams and mammograms. This is very important to me because in December 1998 I lost my mother to breast cancer. ...
Great letter on wealth envy (01/17/12)
I wholeheartedly endorse the letter "Wealth envy and Obama" by Todd Beussink in response to the Jan. 6 article by one Jack Knowlan Sr. For me, he hit the nail squarely on the head, and I would recommend reprinting as often as possible. Well said, Mr. Beussink, and thank you...
Speak Out 1/17/12 (01/17/12)
ALBERT has gone to that land far away, The Angels are waiting for him to have his say. A great player he was when he was with us, But now he is gone, let's not make a fuss. The crowds will keep coming, three million plus. ...
Prayer 1/17/12 (01/17/12)
O God, in whatever we do, whether in word or deed, may we do it for your glory. Amen.
Cape Girardeau Medical Alliance donates $2,000 (01/17/12)
Cape Girardeau Medical Alliance submitted a grant to the Missouri State Medical Association Foundation and received $2,000 to fund Southeast Missouri Food Bank's BackPacks For Friday program at Franklin Elementary. This donation will provide 7 students with food each weekend throughout the school year...
Locks of love (01/17/12)
Michala Unterreiner, age 11, of of Perryville, Mo., had her hair cut at Cutting Edge in Perryville to donated it to Locks of Love for her 11th birthday which was Jan. 16. She has let her hair grow for 1 1/2 years. She is the daughter of Michelle and Jared Unterreiner. She has two sisters, Whitney and Abigail, and one brother, Zackary...
Crouton Sleeping (01/17/12)
Crouton all snuggled up in his camouflage jacket taking a nap on the couch!
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