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Stories from Friday, January 20, 2012

'Dr. Phil' show contacts Jacque Waller's sister about potential appearance (01/20/12)
Jacque Waller's sibling may soon be on an episode of "Dr. Phil" to discuss her sister's disappearance, the family's spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. Cheryl Brenneke was contacted by "Dr. Phil" producers about a potential episode on missing people, Brenneke wrote on the Find Jacque Waller Facebook page. Although the episode's planning is in its preliminary stages, Brenneke has submitted photos, Rawson family spokeswoman Laura Helbig said in an email...
Cape's community college center up for evaluation (01/20/12)
Three Rivers College is reporting an all-time high in enrollment numbers but may soon evaluate how to best serve Cape Girardeau students despite a partnership with Southeast Missouri State University and Mineral Area College. The Daily American Republic in Poplar Bluff, Mo., reported Three Rivers' president Devin Stephenson said he is troubled by the college's spring credit hour enrollment at the Cape Girardeau Partnership for Higher Education, which according to the report grew only 6 percent from the previous year.. ...
Outdoor sustainability: Cape green group growing eco-friendly ideas (01/20/12)
Editor's note: This is the third of a four-part series about the Girardeau Goes Green Advisory Board, a relatively new group that is charged with looking at the ways the city affects the environment. The third part deals with outdoor sustainability, with the final story Monday to focus on energy....
Jackson police looking for those responsible for tire slashing spree (01/20/12)
More than 20 tire slashing incidents were reported Tuesday in several Jackson neighborhoods. The Jackson Police Department is looking for information on the incidents, which caused thousands of dollars in damages, police spokesman Rodney Barnes said. Tires were reportedly slashed on Garrett Lane, Goodson Drive and Francis Drive, among other places, Barnes said...
Perry County authorities arrest three on drug charges (01/20/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Perry County authorities arrested three people on drug charges following an undercover operation that began in August.
Mississippi County road near levee may be closed (01/20/12)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Mississippi County Commissioners are looking into temporarily closing a road to keep motorists from getting stuck. Commissioners met Wednesday for their regular weekly meeting due to a scheduling conflict. During the meeting, Presiding Commissioner Carlin Bennett said commissioners need to take some action on County Road 520...
Panel makes changes in Cape school dress code proposal (01/20/12)
Making some concessions, the dress code committee of the Cape Girardeau School District presented a revised uniform policy proposal to the school board Thursday night during a special work session.
MoDOT to hold public transit workshop in Poplar Bluff (01/20/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Transportation is holding public transit workshops across the state in mid-January. In the Southeast region, a workshop will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce, 1111 West Pine St. ...
Dexter man faces life for molestation charges (01/20/12)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Dexter, Mo., man faces possible life sentences after pleading guilty Wednesday to sodomizing three girls in 2010. Nathan Purdom, 66, pleaded guilty as charged to three counts of first-degree statutory sodomy, according to a news release from Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Oliver...
Hearing on Missouri redistricting set for Jan. 31 (01/20/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri trial judge is setting aside several days to examine new congressional districts after the state Supreme Court ordered further review of the new map. Online court records show Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green has scheduled what's expected to be a three-day hearing beginning Jan. 31...
Roadway collapses on downtown St. Louis overpass (01/20/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Part of a downtown St. Louis overpass is shut down after the roadway of the overpass collapsed. The collapse happened early Friday on 18th Street near Poplar Street in the area near Union Station. By dawn, two police officers had been dispatched to block the northbound right-turn lane, where the collapse occurred...
Missouri House approves constitutional spending limits (01/20/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Increases in state government spending would be limited under a constitutional amendment endorsed Thursday by the Missouri House.
1,000 mistakenly accused of red-light violations (01/20/12)
ARNOLD, Mo. - About 1,000 people have mistakenly received letters incorrectly stating that they owe fines for running red lights in the St. Louis-area town of Arnold. American Traffic Solutions mistakenly sent out the letters in Arnold's first attempt to collect unpaid fines from those allegedly caught by red-light cameras. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/zBa5Nf ) reports that the city sent out 8,000 letters on Friday...
Democrat Baker enters race for Missouri lieutenant governor (01/20/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Former Missouri House member Judy Baker has entered the Democratic race for lieutenant governor. Baker, of Columbia, announced her candidacy Thursday while pledging to champion initiatives for seniors and veterans. Baker served in the state House from 2005 to 2009 and lost a 2008 bid for Congress to Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer. She recently resigned from President Barack Obama's administration as a regional director of the Department of Health and Human Services...
Missouri senator seeks age limit on teen tobacco sellers (01/20/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri senator wants to bar stores from letting clerks younger than 18 sell tobacco products. Sen. Kiki Curls, a Kansas City Democrat, told a Senate committee Wednesday that allowing teens under 18 to sell tobacco could make it easier for minors to start smoking or chewing at a young age...
Leaders in Joplin OK tornado recovery plan (01/20/12)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Community leaders in Joplin have endorsed a long-term tornado recovery plan they hope will serve as a national example for other disaster-ravaged areas. The Joplin City Council, school board and chamber of commerce, as well as the board of aldermen in neighboring Duquesne, swiftly approved the recovery plan at a Thursday night meeting that ended after barely 30 minutes, though it was scheduled to last two hours. ...
Legendary blues singer Etta James dies in California (01/20/12)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Etta James' performance of the enduring classic "At Last" was the embodiment of refined soul: Angelic-sounding strings harkened the arrival of her passionate yet measured vocals as she sang tenderly about a love finally realized after a long and patient wait...
Rick Perry ends presidential campaign (01/20/12)
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The race for the Republican presidential nomination saw some changes as it headed for South Carolina. Mitt Romney was stripped of his Iowa caucus victory Thursday, then was stung by Texas Gov. Rick Perry's withdrawal and endorsement of Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker who was accused by an ex-wife of seeking an open marriage so he could keep his mistress...
Fewer layoffs, lower inflation lift economy (01/20/12)
WASHINGTON -- The economy is off to a fast start in 2012. The outlook for hiring has brightened as applications for unemployment benefits near a four-year low. Adding to the optimism, inflation remains low, business travel is up and the home market is showing slight gains after three dismal years...
Popular file-sharing website Megaupload shut down (01/20/12)
McLEAN, Va. -- One of the world's most popular file-sharing sites was shuttered Thursday, and its founder and several company officials were accused of facilitating millions of illegal downloads of films, music and other content. An indictment accused Megaupload.com of costing copyright holders at least $500 million in lost revenue. ...
Body parts scattered near Hollywood sign in L.A. (01/20/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Call it a forgotten paradise, a little brush-covered canyon pushed up against the majestic "Hollywood" sign. Celebrities go there to get away. So do nearby residents, with their dogs or children in tow. This week, everyone's been calling it a crime scene...
Today in History (01/20/12)
Today is Friday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2012. There are 346 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first chief executive to be inaugurated on Jan. 20 instead of March 4...
Arab League considers extending Syria mission (01/20/12)
BEIRUT -- Syrian government tanks and armored vehicles have pulled back from an embattled mountain town near Damascus, activists and witnesses said Thursday, but at least 16 people were killed by security forces elsewhere as a monthlong Arab League fact-finding mission expired...
Murdoch to pay Jude Law, 36 others for hacking (01/20/12)
LONDON -- Rupert Murdoch's media empire apologized and agreed to cash payouts Thursday to 37 people -- including a movie star, a soccer player, a top British politician and the son of a serial killer -- who were harassed and phone-hacked by his tabloid press...
Canada looks at alternatives to nixed U.S. pipeline (01/20/12)
TORONTO -- Canada is looking at alternatives for exporting its oil since U.S. President Barack Obama announced he was blocking a pipeline from Alberta to Texas. A pipeline executive said Thursday that the company was weighing whether to build a segment of the line -- from Oklahoma to Texas -- that wouldn't require U.S. State Department approval. And government officials said Canada would push harder for a pipeline to the Pacific Coast, where oil could be shipped to China...
Notre Dame boys basketball team turns second meeting with Advance into 79-37 rout (01/20/12)
The Notre Dame boys basketball team had plenty of trouble with Advance late last month. Notre Dame experienced no such problems in Thursday night's rematch. The Bulldogs' vaunted pressure defense was at its suffocating best and visiting Advance never had room to breath, getting blasted 79-37 in a game that was every bit as lopsided as the score...
Scott City boys basketball team defeats Chaffee to reach Scott-Miss tourney title game (01/20/12)
Scott City beat Chaffee 63-49 and will face Scott County Central in tonight's championship game of the Scott-Mississippi tournament
Scott County Central boys basketball team defeats stubborn Oran 79-65 in Scott-Miss tourney semifinals (01/20/12)
Scott County Central advanced to the title game of the Scott-Miss. tourney
High school roundup: Perryville girls overtake Hillsboro in final minute (01/20/12)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Redhawks will try to end OVC slide at Tennessee Tech (01/20/12)
Southeast looks to end three-game losing streak on road
Redhawks' OVC road will get tougher (01/20/12)
Southeast Missouri State's best start to a men's basketball season in more than a decade will be tested severely over the next two weeks. "We're getting to the more gritty games. We've got a cycle of tough games coming up," sophomore forward Tyler Stone said. "We're looking forward to it."...
Rams to play NFL games in London for next 3 years (01/20/12)
LONDON (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams took the first step to becoming Britain's "home" team Friday, agreeing to play a regular-season NFL game in London in each of the next three seasons. And first up are the New England Patriots, who are two wins from another Super Bowl title...
Blues, Halak run shutout streak to two with 1-0 win (01/20/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Jaroslav Halak is making it look easy in goal for the surging St. Louis Blues. Halak made 15 saves for his second straight shutout, and Alex Pietrangelo scored with 5 minutes, 14 seconds left in the Blues' 1-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night...
Missy Kitty's decorating tips (01/20/12)
What I'm about to say will come as no surprise to the lovers and owners of cats. If you do not like cats, or if you prefer dogs, please stop reading and move on to something that means more to you, like a rousing game of fetch. That will be loads of fun for the two of you...
3-day Bootheel Bluegrass Festival to start Thursday (01/20/12)
Bluegrass fans will have the chance to watch local and national bands perform at The Bootheel Bluegrass Festival at the Bavarian Halle in Fruitland. "We have quite the selection of different groups. There will be a little bit for everybody," festival organizer Bull Harman said...
River City Players actors receive awards (01/20/12)
Before any Hollywood actor sauntered into the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the Golden Globes Sunday, several local actors were strutting into the Yacht Club at Port Cape to collect their own awards. The 15th annual Abbott Awards honored members in the River City Players group for their efforts on the small stage...
Book contains 80 years of Cape area entertainers (01/20/12)
Cape Girardeau has produced its share of shining icons, but not every success story out of the area gets recognition. Jerry Ford aims to change that. His new book, "Dreamers: Entertainers from Small Town to Big Time," will hit the shelves in February. This new book showcases those who have taken on the challenge of succeeding in the entertainment industry.
Artist outpouring (01/20/12)
A few weeks ago, SE Live ran a story about a silent auction and extravaganza to raise money for seniors in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University. After the story ran, a funny thing happened. The story told about an event to raise money for a Senior Showcase in New York City, where Southeast students would perform for theater industry professionals. It serves as their collective audition...
'Cosi fan Tutte' will be playing this weekend at River Campus (01/20/12)
A romantic comedy can lighten the mood no matter what theater it's in -- a movie on the silver screen or a comedic opera on the River Campus stage. "Don't let the word 'opera' scare you off," advises Christopher Goeke, Chairman of the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music and director of the comic opera "Cosi fan Tutte."
Best Bet: Eric Church (01/20/12)
Eric Church took the country music industry by storm with the release of his most recent chart-topping album, "Chief," which produced hits such as "Homeboy" and "Drink in My Hand." Tonight the Country Music Award nominee will bring his Blood, Sweat & Beers tour to the Show Me Center where he will be joined by special guests Brantley Gilbert and The Cadillac Black. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Visit the Show Me Center box office or call 651-5000 for tickets...
Kara Baugher-Crowe (01/20/12)
Kara Louise Baugher-Crowe, 37, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Feb. 25, 1974, in Cape Girardeau, to Robert D. and Karen Kirtley Baugher. Survivors include his father, Robert D. Baugher; mother, Karen Baugher; a daughter, Katie Marie Elizabeth Baugher Crowe; and a brother, Derek Baugher, all of Cape Girardeau...
Georgia Meatheany (01/20/12)
Georgia L. Meatheany, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Billy Warren (01/20/12)
Billy Ray Warren, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at his home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Ann Boxdorfer (01/20/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ann T. Boxdorfer, 92, of Perryville died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Parkland Health Center in Farmington, Mo. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday and 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. A Catholic wake will be held at 5:30 p.m., and VFW Auxiliary wake at 5:45 p.m. Monday. The rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday...
Bernard Bremermann (01/20/12)
Bernard H. "Pete" Bremermann, 90, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at his home. He was born July 6, 1921, in St. Louis, to Herman and Norine J. McCain Bremermann. He married Daisy Barrett on Sept. 2, 1944, at St. Columb Minor, Cornwall, England. She died May 7, 1965. He then married Carolyn L. Peters Dec. 31, 1969, in Poplar Bluff...
Melba Seabaugh (01/20/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Melba Seabaugh, 90, of Marble Hill passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 25, 1921, in Millersville, daughter of Chester and Zella Mayfield Angle. She and Carl Lindell Seabaugh were married Dec. 20, 1945. He passed away Sept. 15, 1988...
Anna Favier (01/20/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Anna Lillian Favier, 80, of Perryville died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Oct. 5, 1931, in St. Mary, Mo., daughter of Henry and Ethel Tucker Layton. She and Clark F. Favier were married Feb. 6, 1948. He preceded her in death April 8, 1979...
Ruth Stuckey (01/20/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- Ruth Stuckey, 76, of Ponder, Texas, formerly of the Benton area, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at her home. She was born June 24, 1935, in Blodgett, Mo., to Dennis and Estella Strayhorn James. She married James Stuckey on Dec. 29, 1954, in Benton...
Mary Keenan (01/20/12)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Mary Ann Chapman Keenan, 49, of Bell City passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at her home. She was born Sept. 17, 1962, in Redfield, Iowa, daughter of Jerry and Mary Jane Pierce Chapman. Mary was a licensed insurance agent and member of Perkins Baptist Church...
Drexton Dannenmueller (01/20/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Drexton L. Dannenmueller, 22, of Perryville passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in Perryville. He was born Jan. 19, 1990, in Cape Girardeau, to David and Lori Lee Dannenmueller. Drexton was a wood hauler for Jason Behrle and was of the Catholic belief...
Meadow Heights Jr. & Sr. High School (01/20/12)
Meadow Heights Jr. & Sr. High School Superintendent's honor roll 7th grade: Abigail Bristow, Austin Gruenke, Kassy Henson, Wyatt Kent, Brandee Lincoln, Lauren Manning, Samantha Miles, Paige Mills, Bryanne Ramos, Jacque Starkey, Zachariah Swisher, Rhiannon Thompson, Julia Yamnitz...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/20/12 (01/20/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI * Robert Pham, age not given, 1100 N. Middle St., received a summons for driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene, failing to maintain lane and striking a legally parked vehicle...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/20/12 (01/20/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: * At 1:27 a.m., a medical assist on North Fountain Street...
Jackson fire report 1/20/12 (01/20/12)
*** Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: * Emergency medical service on West Vale Drive. * Emergency medical service on South Hope Street.
Out of the past 1/20/12 (01/20/12)
At a brief but busy city council meeting last night, members authorized work to proceed on repairs to the Arena Building kitchen and made 19 appointments and reappointments to various city advisory committees; for a second time, the council delayed action on a proposal to hire a Dallas-based consulting firm to conduct a job classification and salary study; also postponed was consideration of a new wrecker service contract...
Ten reasons to vote no on annexation issue (01/20/12)
We have a very important election coming up on Feb. 7. As you know it is the Missouri primary election, and we will also vote on whether we feel the city of Jackson should annex the Heartland Materials LLC quarry. Listed below are 10 reasons why many of us feel you should vote no on this annexation...
Messiah Choir (01/20/12)
There may be no other composition more divinely inspired than George Frederic Handel's "Messiah" oratorio, a project he remarkably completed within one month. Last Sunday the Messiah Choir, a local group of singers representing several church denominations, performed selections from Handel's masterpiece at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg. This Sunday the group will perform at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau...
Speak Out 1/20/12 (01/20/12)
LET'S respect the rights of the people of Fruitland to form their own village so they can do what is best for their community. Why does Jackson want to be part of quarries? In years to come could structure damage from the blasting done by these quarries bring on lawsuits to our city? If you have the Internet, do some research and you will see lots of problems caused by quarries. I say vote no on Feb. 7...
Prayer 1/20/12 (01/20/12)
Lord Jesus, grant us wisdom in all our decisions so that we would honor you. Amen.
Holiday spirit lives at Cape Public Schools (01/20/12)
The holiday spirit was evident throughout the Cape Public School District in December, despite some hardships such as the fire that damaged Blanchard Elementary on the night of Dec. 6, 2011. Principal Dr. Barbara Kohlfeld said the traditional seasonal activities went on as usual at the school's temporary location at Lynwood Baptist Church, "thanks to so many generous community organizations and helpers-- the list is too long to print. ...
Buchheit gives back with Customer Appreciation Day (01/20/12)
AN EVENT RECOGNIZING CUSTOMERS, AND THE COMMUNITY Jackson, Mo. -- Each year, Buchheit gives back 10% of profits to the community, through donations and volunteerism. On Jan. 28, Buchheit of Jackson will pass that spirit of giving on to customers with 10% back on purchases of $75 or more...
Father/Daughter Dance Feb. 25 at Osage Centre (01/20/12)
Tickets are available now for the "Once Upon a Fairy Tale" Father/Daughter Dance on Feb. 25 at Osage Centre. Music will be provided by Charlie's Music Revue, and a photographer will be available to capture the special evening with your child. Appetizers will be available...
March Madness Basketball Tournament March 24-25 (01/20/12)
The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will host the inaugural Cape March Madness Boy's Youth Basketball Tournament on March 24th and 25th. The tournament will take place at the Shawnee Park Center, Osage Centre, and A. C. Brase Arena. The tournament is broken into two divisions; 3rd/4th grade and 5th/6th grade. Team entry only. The cost is $115 per team and includes a three game guarantee...
Super Kids Race Day Feb. 12 (01/20/12)
Kids of all ages, crawlers to adults, are invited to the 21st Annual Super Kids Race Day on Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Southeast Missouri State University Student Rec Center. Day-of registration begins at 11:45 a.m., and racing begins at 1 p.m. Register early before Feb. 1 to receive a discount...
Winter Garage Sale at Osage Centre Jan. 28 (01/20/12)
Feel like finding a bargain? The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department hosts the Winter Garage Sale at the Osage Centre on Jan. 28, from 8 a.m. -- 12 p.m. Adult admission is $1; children 12 and under are free. For more information call the Osage Centre: 573-339-6342...
Classes for Your Future Chefs - Register Now (01/20/12)
For more information on either cooking class for your children, contact Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation: 573-339-6340. Junior Chefs Cooking Club For ages 5-10 years Get ready for a yummy, fun filled class! Each week, you will make (and eat) a special treat while you learn about measuring, why food changes as it cooks and...
Brownies Promote Safety (01/20/12)
Brownies in Troop #64002 in Cape Girardeau wanted to help all students stay safe while playing during recess. The girls created posters that promote safety on their playgrounds. While learning teamwork in three groups, they designed the poster layout, identified specific safety issues and injuries they have seen or incurred themselves, then assembled and decorated three posters to be displayed at their schools. ...
SoutheastHEALTH Auxiliary Donates to Cancer Center (01/20/12)
SoutheastHEALTH Auxiliary donated $40,000 toward the garden project at the Southeast Cancer Center. The Auxiliary made the donation at its annual luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 19, at Southeast Hospital. Pictured from left: SoutheastHEALTH President and CEO Wayne Smith, Auxiliary Treasurer Bob Matthews and SoutheastHEALTH Executive Vice President Jim Limbaugh...
Eagle in Sikeston (01/20/12)
This photo of a bald eagle was taken in Sikeston near the corner of N. Ingram and Kennedy, across from the lake at the sports complex.
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