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Stories from Monday, January 23, 2012

Cape Girardeau green board looking at ways to reduce municipal energy use (01/23/12)
Electric hand-dryers that are just as hygienic but run for a shorter time and don't rely on heat. Motion sensors that detect when a person enters or exits a room and turns the lights on or off accordingly.
Cape School Board could change dress code proposal before final vote (01/23/12)
The Cape Girardeau School District's dress code committee won't make further changes to the proposal to require student uniforms next year, but the school board could before a final vote in February. During Thursday night's work session, school board members discussed the need to incorporate administrative Procedure JFCA-AP, which is the proposal, into Policy JFCA, which the board can vote on...
Fire damages at least half of Jackson home (01/23/12)
Fire torched half of a Jackson home and a vehicle in its driveway Saturday night. Around 10 p.m. a family living in a home in the 1400 block of Oak Street had noticed their basement garage smoke detector going off. When one of the family members went to investigate, he found fire ravaging the garage, acting fire captain Ryan Davie said...
Task force evaluating Charleston juvenile detention center (01/23/12)
Local and now state leaders are taking a closer look into dealing with new Missouri Supreme Court rules that dictate how juvenile offenders are handled in the court system. In April, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that as of Jan. 1, juveniles should not be held in secure detention unless they present a risk to public safety or may fail to appear in court for hearings. The alternatives to detention include supervised release and participation in in-school programs...
Hundreds attend opera at River Campus (01/23/12)
About 300 people attended Southeast Missouri State University's Opera Workshop's production of "Cosi fan Tutte" over the weekend at the River Campus. Saturday's and Sunday's performances of Mozart's romantic comedy were a "monumental task" and a "labor of love" but the hard work paid off, said Christopher Goeke, the opera's director and chairman of Southeast's Department of Music...
Kennett woman steps down as University of Missouri curator (01/23/12)
Judith Haggard of Kennett, Mo., has stepped down as a member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators due to personal reasons that prevent her from fulfilling her term. Her resignation took effect Tuesday. "It has been an honor to work on behalf of the four campuses of the University of Missouri system," Haggard said. "I am grateful for the privilege to have served the state in this capacity."...
Own the Night prom show held Sunday (01/23/12)
FRED LYNCH ~ flynch@semissourian.com Ashley Skinner of Jackson models a high-low, hot pink, leopard print and sequined gown Sunday during the Own the Night prom show presented by The Andrew Jackson at Plaza by Ray's in Cape Girardeau....
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 1/23/12 (01/23/12)
City hall 401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. today Meeting, 7 p.m. today Items for discussion @graphic_body_indent_bullet:n Planning and Zoning Commission report -- Trae Bertrand Consent agenda...
Bloomfield man jailed after gunpoint robbery (01/23/12)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A Bloomfield, Mo., man is in jail following an alleged robbery at gunpoint. Marvin Hugh DeJournett, 32, is charged with one count each of the first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. According to a probable-cause statement, DeJournett allegedly held a semiautomatic pistol to a man's head, demanded money and threatened to kill him. When the alleged victim gave DeJournett all the money he had, he said DeJournett demanded more...
Analysis: Nixon's budget depends on new revenue (01/23/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- When delivering his State of the State address, Gov. Jay Nixon made sure to highlight that his nearly $23 billion proposed budget requires no new taxes. But it does depend on Missouri taking in tens of millions of dollars in new revenue -- some of which can happen only if legislators change state law...
Police search home of man whose head was in park (01/23/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Police have removed more evidence from the Los Angeles apartment of a man whose head, hands and feet were found last week in a hillside park near the famed "Hollywood" sign. The Los Angeles Times reports detectives spent several hours Saturday at the third-floor Hollywood apartment of 66-year-old Hervey Medellin, a retired Mexicana Airlines employee. Video showed them taking items from the home...
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to resign this week (01/23/12)
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago that shook the country. "I don't remember much from that horrible day, but I will never forget the trust you placed in me to be your voice," the Democratic lawmaker said on a video posted without prior notice on her Facebook page...
States moving unevenly in carrying out health care law (01/23/12)
WASHINGTON -- Here's a reality check for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul: Three out of four uninsured Americans live in states that have yet to figure out how to deliver on its promise of affordable medical care. This is the year that will make or break the health care law. States were supposed to be partners in carrying out the biggest safety net expansion since Medicare and Medicaid, and the White House claims they're making steady progress...
Government closes Volt investigation, say car is safe (01/23/12)
DETROIT -- The government ended its safety investigation into the Chevrolet Volt last week after concluding that the Volt and other electric cars don't pose a greater fire risk than gasoline-powered cars. The agency began studying the Volt last June after a fire broke out in one of the cars three weeks after it was crashed as part of safety testing. Two other fires occurred later related to separate safety tests, and NHTSA opened an official investigation into the vehicle Nov. 25...
Today in History (01/23/12)
Today is Monday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2012. There are 343 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Jan. 23, 1962, Jackie Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Tony Bennett recorded "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," by George Cory and Douglass Cross, in New York for Columbia Records...
Arab League extends Syria mission (01/23/12)
BEIRUT -- A clash between Syrian forces and army defectors erupted Sunday in a suburb of the tightly held capital of Damascus, adding urgency just as the Arab League was extending an observers' mission that so far has failed to end long months of bloody violence...
U.S. talks to insurgent group (01/23/12)
ISLAMABAD -- Anxious to accelerate peace moves, top-level U.S. officials have held talks with a representative of an insurgent movement led by a former Afghan prime minister who has been branded a terrorist by Washington, a relative of the rebel leader says...
Redhawks gymnasts drop dual meet (01/23/12)
The Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team suffered its second consecutive dual-meet loss to begin the season, falling at Illinois State 192.200-186.775 on Saturday night. The Redhawks got off on the wrong foot in the first rotation with a shorthanded bars lineup that had only five competitors...
Ravens' missed FG puts Patriots in Super Bowl (01/23/12)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady got all the help he needed to get the New England Patriots into the Super Bowl. Thank you, Billy Cundiff. The Baltimore Ravens kicker shanked a 32-yard field goal with 11 seconds left and the Patriots escaped with a 23-20 victory in the AFC championship game Sunday...
Giants cash in on 49ers' fumbles, win in OT (01/23/12)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The New York Giants have their own Super Bowl formula: in overtime and on the road. And with Lawrence Tynes' foot. Five plays after the 49ers' Kyle Williams fumbled a punt, Tynes kicked a game-winning 31-yard field goal in overtime, sending the Giants to the Super Bowl with a 20-17 victory over San Francisco in the NFC championship game Sunday...
Former Redhawks lineman earns trip to Super Bowl (01/23/12)
There will be a Southeast Missouri State flavor to the Super Bowl after New England's thrilling 23-20 win over Baltimore in Sunday's AFC championship game. Dan Connolly, a four-year all-Ohio Valley Conference offensive lineman for the Redhawks from 2001 through 2004, is the Patriots' starting center...
High-tech fountain soda machine at Rhodes 101 sites offers scores of flavors (01/23/12)
Fountain soda has gone Freestyle. The Coca-Cola Freestyle is the touch-screen soda fountain recently installed at area Rhodes 101 stores, offering a long list of beverage choices. Sprite with Grape, Strawberry Lemonade, Diet Coke with Raspberry, Peach Mellow Yellow and more than 100 flavor combinations are at customers' fingertips...
Senator not confident right-to-work bill will get far (01/23/12)
Last week the Missouri Senate revisited right-to-work legislation, with a hearing on three related bills. A right-to-work law would ban contracts that require an employee to pay union dues and also prohibit agreements between businesses and unions that would make union fees a condition of employment...
People on the move 1/23/12 (01/23/12)
April Swafford recently joined the staff of Studio Designs as a stylist and pedicurist. Before taking the position, she owned and worked at Hair Studio 227 for seven years. She graduated from Stage One Hair School in 1999 and has 13 years of experience in the field...
Chester Clemens (01/23/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Chester Clemens, 84, of Perryville died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home and from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home...
Robert Chisum (01/23/12)
Robert M. Chisum, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 7, 1917, in Jackson, Tenn., to John W. and Lura Porter Chisum. Robert attended Southeast Missouri State University...
James Trammel (01/23/12)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- James Kevin Trammel, 35, of Bloomfield died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at his home. He was born Aug. 11, 1976, in Kennett, Mo., the son of James Loren and Janet Sue Harris Trammel. Survivors include his mother, Janet Rose of Bloomfield; two sisters, Rachel Cauble of Perkins and Sarah Trammel of Sedgewickville, Mo.; two nephews, Dalton Miller and Seth Cauble; and two nieces, Gara Welter and Leah Cauble...
William Bogenpohl (01/23/12)
William H. "Bill" Bogenpohl, 101, of Oak Ridge passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. He was born Nov. 5, 1910, in Neunert, Ill., son of Paul and Lena Kranawetter Bogenpohl. He and Wilma Irene Oehl were married Feb. 16, 1941, in Jackson. She passed away May 28, 2006...
Births 1/23/12 (01/23/12)
Daughter to Kyle David and Abby Diane Kieninger of Jackson, Southeast Hospital, 4:38 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. Name, Kinsley Diane. Weight, 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Kieninger is the former Abby Cox, daughter of Cheri Knauss of Desloge, Mo., and Jim Cox of Mattoon, Ill. She is a CNA at Southeast. Kieninger is the son of Debbie Kieninger and Elmer Kieninger of Jackson. He is an ink technician with Siegwerk Ink...
Cape Girardeau Alternative School (01/23/12)
Cape Girardeau Alternative School A Honor Roll 6th grade: Elijah Pratt. 7th grade: Jacquin Triplett. 11th grade: Joe Bradford, Dymeshia Moore. 12th grade: Kylie Chapman, Brittany Cox. B Honor Roll 7th grade: Davontae Nunley-Bell. 8th grade: Persephine Maret, Kaleb Starnes...
Notre Dame Regional High School (01/23/12)
Notre Dame Regional High School A Honor Roll 9th grade: Jamison Ashworth, Amy Banda, Joseph Beggs, Dhruvi Bhakta, Brendan Boswell, Courtney Buck, Alexis Burnette, Morgan Campbell, Emily Cieslewicz, Ryan Compas, Dean Crippen, Connor Dugan, John Dugan, Kaitlyn Emmendorfer, John Fennewald, Monica Foltz, Carson Freeman, Amanda Gassel, Thomas Glisson, Brooke Grable, William Graham, Gabriel Haas, Kirsten Halter, Logan Heisserer, Thomas Himmelberg, Claudia Hoffmeister, Yo-Jane Hsieh, Kayla Huckstep, Noah Huff, Derek Hulshof, Ryan Hulshof, Olivia Jansen, Robert Jansen, Quentin Kasten, Evan Keesee, Emilia Kinder, Maria Layton, Jacob LeGrand, Shelby Martin, Joe Matthews, Megan McCrate, Cramer McGarr, Byron Miller, Adilyn Mueller, Shelby Murrell, Christina Niedbalski, Jacob Pappas, Tyler Pech, Nicole Peters, Adam Pope, William Poythress, Trey Rabbass, Jesse Raines, Taylor Ray, Peyton Robertson, Alyssa Robinson, Nathan Schuchardt, Trenton Schumer, Jeffrey Shively, Benjamin Stallings, Alexis Stockman, Benjamin Tlapek, Mikayla Westrich, Adam Worley.. ...
Meridian Elementary/Middle School (01/23/12)
Meridian Elementary/Middle School High Honor Roll 3rd grade: Kambria Childress, Zander Kaufman, Aliza Smith. 4th grade: Alyda Hite, Jade Houston, Katerra Jarrett, Orlando Matthews, Kenya Powell, Jeremiah Sawyer, Clayton Spaulding, Hannah Williams. 5th grade: Kendrick Blake, Tyesha Flowers, Treston Masters, Lamar Pilgram, Jordan Schoffner, Serena Shreves, Lamar Smoot, Adora Terry, Myra Valentine...
Zalma Junior & Senior High (01/23/12)
Zalma Junior & Senior High A Honor Roll 7th Grade: Tove Evans, Bailey Payne, Jennifer Pullam, Garrett Robinson. 8th Grade: Wyatt Lemons, Christopher Lombeida, Kylee Newberry. 9th Grade: Evan Hovis, Katelynn Wheetley. 10th Grade: Emily Davis, Lane Reed, Trentan Rogers...
Zalma Elementary School (01/23/12)
Zalma Elementary School A Honor Roll 1st Grade: Bryson Cavaner, Gage Gilbert, Rebekah Mouser, Abigail Steinberg, Jacob Trainor. 2nd Grade: Charlize Carlisle, Melena Cato, Trey Clark, Adison Little, Emilee Rouggly. 3rd Grade: Drew Bailey, Mishelle Coffee, Catherine Davis, Madelyn Dillow, Ethan Lemons, Logan Lemons, Jolie Pickett, Tracie VanGennip, Cole Younger...
Delta Junior & Senior High School (01/23/12)
Delta Junior & Senior High School A Honor Roll 7th grade: Charles Ledbetter, William Lincoln, McKenna McRoberts, Triston Perry, Tucker Robinson, Cooper Simpson, Madison Sitzes. 8th grade: Cheyenne Blue, Erin Bond, Jamie Hodge, Katie Nance, Lydia Reitzel, Kaitlyn Shallow, Austin White...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/23/12 (01/23/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons Assault Burglary @graphic_body_indent_bullet:n Cycle Works, 1407 N. Kingshighway, reported money stolen. Theft Property damage Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/23/12 (01/23/12)
Jackson police and fire report 1/23/12 (01/23/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Out of the past 1/23/12 (01/23/12)
After 10 years on the job, Wally Allston is stepping down next month as director of the Cape Girardeau County Detention Center. Tests of 10 wells near of the old Kem-Pest laboratory that was used to develop pesticides for 10 years until its closing in 1975 have revealed no contamination; coincidentally, the Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday that the site was one of 64 new Superfund candidates and one of two in Missouri...
Ritter award (01/23/12)
Many gathered last week to honor the life and legacy of Dr, Martin Luther King Jr. Though King is remembered by most as a civil-rights leader, his life's work is an example of how we should all take an active role in improving our communities. Monday the annual Dr. ...
Speak Out 1/23/12 (01/23/12)
THANK you, President Obama, for saving capitalism from its excesses and getting the economy back on the right track, all in the face of entrenched opposition from those who wanted, and still want, you to fail, regardless of the consequences for our country...
Prayer 1/23/12 (01/23/12)
Father God, comfort those in distress, filling their hearts and minds with peace. Amen.
Ride of the Week submission (01/23/12)
Make and model: 1972 Chevy Monte Carlo Owner(s): John and La Donna Meyer Owner's hometown: Jackson, MO 350 V8 engine, #5 numbers matching engine bored 30 over, aluminum flat top pistons, headers 4 barrel, power steering, air conditioning, power brakes, original ralley wheels, restored in 2007-2008 by Classic Auto, painted copperhead pearle...
Local Boy Scout Executive Honored (01/23/12)
Bill Crowell accepted Honorary Membership by local Alpha Phi Omega Chapter. Crowell, Senior District Executive with the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, is recognized with Honorary Membership in Alpha Phi Omega by the local chapter at Southeast Missouri State University...
Receives Masters Degree (01/23/12)
Chris Barnhart received his Master of Science in Education, Educational Leadership, from Arkansas State University on December 17th, 2011, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Having passed both the principal and superintendent exams, he can now apply for an administrator's certificate. Chris is a 1986 graduate of Central High School and is the son of Phillip and Yvetta Barnhart of Cape Girardeau, MO...
Locks of Love donation (01/23/12)
Mya is five years old and goes to kindergarten at St. Denis in Benton, MO. This month she donated about 12 inches of her hair to Locks of Love.
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