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Stories from Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lynwood volunteers create giant banana splits for Blanchard Elementary students (01/25/12)
Blanchard Elemenary kindergarten teacher Heather Fisher attends to her class as they enjoy their banana splits Wednesday afternoon, January 25, 2012 at Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. ...
Witnesses recount events surrounding fatal Cape Girardeau stabbing (01/25/12)
The bouncer at the downtown Cape Girardeau bar where a fatal altercation began in December testified that he saw only fists during the event that led to Jerry Conrad's death. Brian Fercho, a bouncer at Rumors bar at 36 N. Spanish St., also told a judge he saw the man accused of killing Conrad strike him in the back of the head after Conrad threw up his hands...
Parents, community members discuss enforcement of current dress code at Cape schools (01/25/12)
Cape Girardeau parents and community members are forming a committee to look at the issue of dress in public schools. The group's leader, Eric Redinger, said they would like to be known as the dress code enforcement committee and would like to see minimum standards for dress created and implemented for the district's students as opposed to a strict dress code or uniform policy...
Scott Meyer: Staff made 'considerable effort' to educate about Broadway project (01/25/12)
Cape Girardeau officials mailed 167 letters, hosted four open houses, distributed news releases to various media outlets and had 100 fliers hand-delivered to businesses along the length of a suddenly controversial $3.85 million Broadway corridor project...
Local Big Brothers Big Sisters program gets national recognition (01/25/12)
Big Brothers Big Sisters will take nationwide a partnership model created in Cape Girardeau. The ABC Education Initiative partnership began locally in 2006 with students in the Cape Girardeau School District served by the organization. The program collects data on those students in the areas of attendance, tardiness, discipline referrals and grades in reading and math. ...
Downtown market may sell art in addition to produce (01/25/12)
Having an open-air market in downtown Cape Girardeau is as much about growing healthy families as it is about growing local businesses, said participants at a public forum Tuesday. About 75 people attended the forum at the First Presbyterian Church, sponsored by Old Town Cape and facilitated by Charlie Hopper, marketing specialist with the Missouri Department of Agriculture...
Rex Crosnoe named Cape middle school principal; Mark Cook retiring as Jefferson principal (01/25/12)
Staff changes are coming for the Cape Girardeau School District. The Cape Girardeau School Board approved Rex Crosnoe as Central Middle School's principal during a closed session meeting Monday night. Crosnoe has served as the school's interim principal since former principal Mark Kiehne was placed on administrative leave in early November. Kiehne resigned shortly thereafter with board approval. Crosnoe has been assistant principal at the middle school since 2007...
Cape officials pondering 2012 sales tax holidays (01/25/12)
Cape Girardeau officials are again weighing whether to participate in the state's two sales-tax holidays, with several saying for various reasons that it's not likely to happen again this year. For the past three years, the Cape Girardeau City Council has opted not to forgo its 2.75 percent sales tax during Missouri's back-to-school sales-tax holiday for a weekend in August...
Hearing set for Jackson man accused in Cape Girardeau gas station argument (01/25/12)
The Jackson man accused of grabbing a gun from his car while in an argument with a woman will be back in court in March, a judge decided Tuesday. James H. "Junior" Swift, 38, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon after he allegedly reached into his car and tucked a gun in his waistband during an argument over gas pumps with Patricia Cox at Kidd's on Broadway on Nov. 30...
Stoddard County commissioners discuss report on Justice Center mold problem (01/25/12)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Stoddard County commissioners asked for a service contract for maintaining the heating and air conditioning systems in the Justice Center after discussing a report on problems found that led to surface and air mold in the building...
Three charged with assault after leaving alleged victim at Kennett hospital (01/25/12)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A 24-year-old man was treated for serious head wounds after he was beaten and dropped off at the hospital by two of his alleged attackers. According to Kennett assistant police chief Steve Williams, police were called to Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center's emergency room at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to investigate an assault...
Poplar Bluff woman found after 12 hours missing (01/25/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The glow of a cellphone led emergency responders Tuesday morning to a Poplar Bluff woman who had been missing for nearly 12 hours. Although cold and disoriented, Joy Arnold, 63, was found in good health, according to Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs...
Former Thebes police officer trial set for February (01/25/12)
CAIRO, Ill. -- A former Thebes, Ill., police officer facing misconduct charges will stand trial at the Alexander County Courthouse in Cairo on Feb. 21, according to online court records. Terry Crowe, 39, of Mounds, Ill., was arrested in July by the Illinois State Police and charged with two counts of official misconduct for allegedly releasing a person from custody in exchange for sexual favors. ...
Missouri House panel backs voter ID changes (01/25/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri House panel has endorsed legislation that would require people to show a photo ID to vote. The legislation was endorsed Tuesday by a 7-3 vote by the House Elections Committee. Sponsoring House member Shane Schoeller, a Republican from Willard, says the legislation will help prevent people from casting fraudulent ballots...
Highway 91 in Scott, Stoddard counties closed for bridge work (01/25/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 91 between Route CC and Route P in Scott and Stoddard counties will be closed Friday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge repairs. Weather permitting, work will take place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Gun target stickers found at Missouri Capitol offices (01/25/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Authorities in Missouri were investigating the discovery Tuesday of small stickers resembling gun targets that were found near the office doors of several state lawmakers. Senators widely condemned the orange, round stickers displaying crosshairs as an affront to their safety, and police appeared to step up their presence in the Capitol hallways. ...
Missouri Senate backs measure blocking health exchanges (01/25/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's Republican-led Senate endorsed legislation Tuesday aimed at preventing the state from implementing part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The federal health care law gives states until 2014 to either set up their own insurance exchanges, which allow consumers to shop online for health insurance, or have one run by the federal government. ...
Casinos object to higher fees to help veterans (01/25/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri casino operators say they should not be solely responsible for boosting funding to state-operated veterans' homes. Missouri House members have suggested adding $1 to the $2 per-patron entrance fee that casinos already pay the state. Gov. Jay Nixon's administration has said the fresh revenue could provide a dedicated funding source for the seven existing veterans' homes and possibly pay for one more...
President Obama: Shrink gap between rich, poor (01/25/12)
WASHINGTON -- Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama delivered a populist challenge Tuesday night to shrink the gap between rich and poor, promising to tax the wealthy more and help jobless Americans get work and hang onto their homes. Seeking re-election and needing results, the president invited Republicans to join him but warned, "I intend to fight."...
JFK library releases last of his secret tapes (01/25/12)
BOSTON (AP) -- Final recordings President John F. Kennedy secretly made in the Oval Office include an eerie conversation about what would become the day of his funeral. In talking to staffers while trying to arrange his schedule, Kennedy remarked that Nov. 25 was shaping up to be a "tough day" after his return from Texas and time at Cape Cod...
War of words over Greek debt heats up (01/25/12)
ZURICH -- The war of words between Europe and private investors heated up Tuesday as talks to reduce Greece's massive debt burden hit an impasse. While the finance ministers of the countries that use the euro as their currency adopted a tough stance on how much rescue money they would pump into the Greek economy, the head of the group that represents the country's private creditors -- banks and other investment firms -- warned that the future of Europe was being threatened if a voluntary debt reduction deal over Greece was not agreed.. ...
Marine to serve no jail time in Iraqi killings (01/25/12)
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- The lone Marine convicted in his squad's killing of two dozen unarmed civilians in one of the Iraq War's defining moments escaped jail time Tuesday after defending his order to raid homes in Haditha as a necessary act "to keep the rest of my Marines alive."...
GOP response: Indiana Gov. Daniels blames Obama for economy (01/25/12)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has resorted to "extremism" with stifling, anti-growth policies and sought to divide Americans, not unite them, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Tuesday in the formal Republican response to the president's State of the Union address...
Man pleads not guilty to trying to kill president (01/25/12)
WASHINGTON -- An Idaho man accused of firing shots at the White House pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he tried to assassinate President Barack Obama. A lawyer for Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez entered the plea on his client's behalf during a brief appearance in U.S. District Court in Washington. Ortega did not say anything during the proceedings and will remain held without bond. He has another court date next month...
Suspect in shooting of Kentucky mayor appears in court (01/25/12)
HICKMAN, Ky. -- A 30-year-old man charged with using a shotgun to kill the mayor of a small Kentucky town remains in jail without bond after his initial court appearance. The court in Fulton County on Tuesday entered an automatic not guilty plea for Thomas Joseph "Tommy" Lattus on a charge of murder. He's accused of the Monday morning shooting of 68-year-old Hickman Mayor Charles Murphy...
Today in History (01/25/12)
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2012. There are 341 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 25, 1949, the first Emmy Awards, honoring local Los Angeles TV programs and talent, were presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club. (The very first Emmy presented, for "Most Outstanding Personality," went to ventriloquist Shirley Dinsdale, star of the KTLA children's show "Judy Splinters.")...
Gadhafi loyalists seize Libyan city (01/25/12)
BENGHAZI, Libya -- Moammar Gadhafi loyalists seized control of a Libyan mountain city in the most serious challenge to the central government since the strongman's fall, underlining the increasing weakness of Libya's Western-backed rulers as they try to unify the country under their authority...
Workers to pump oil from grounded cruise Saturday (01/25/12)
GIGLIO, Italy -- A barge carrying a crane and other equipment hitched itself to the toppled Costa Concordia on Tuesday, signaling the start of preliminary operations to remove a half-million gallons of fuel from the grounded cruise ship before it leaks into the pristine Tuscan sea...
Jackson boys basketball team loses to Sikeston (01/25/12)
The Bulldogs got off to a hot start and defeated Jackson 85-59
Southeast Missourian athlete of the week: Notre Dame's Trever Foltz (01/25/12)
Notre Dame junior Trever Foltz added another honor to his impressive wrestling season. The 182-pounder won the title at the SEMO Conference meet when he pinned Farmington's Daktoa Kee in 5 minutes, 8 seconds Saturday. Foltz enjoyed an 11-3 lead in the third period when he finally finished Kee...
High school roundup: Central boys basketball team unloads big quarter on Seckman (01/25/12)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Notre Dame boys basketball team rides big finish past Scott County Central (01/25/12)
Notre Dame emerged with a 57-47 road victory
Scott City boys basketball team succumbs to New Madrid County Central's rally (01/25/12)
Scott City lost an 11-point advantage in the fourth quarter and fell 64-60
Blues rally from two-goal deficit vs. Penguins but fall in shootout (01/25/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Kunitz scored the deciding goal on a backhander in the fourth round of a shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins took a seven-game winning streak into the All-Star break with a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night...
Pantone book explores why certain colors became popular (01/25/12)
Why was Parrish blue the "in" color of the 1910s? What was with those 1950s pink bathrooms? Remember the 1970s' "Harvest Gold" kitchen appliances? A new book, "Pantone: The 20th Century in Color" (Chronicle Books), looks at how color and cultural history affect each other, and find their way into our homes...
Super Bowl party recipes (01/25/12)
Everyone loves Super Bowl parties, which always include fabulous food. Some parties serve lots of snacks, appetizers and finger foods, while others do chili and all of the fixings. Some order out chicken wings and pizza. Whatever your tradition is, it is sure to include some great food, fellowship with friends, and, oh, of course, football...
Scorsese's ‘Hugo' leads Oscars with 11 nominations (01/25/12)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure "Hugo" leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director honor for the Oscar-winning filmmaker. Also nominated for best picture Tuesday: the silent film "The Artist"; the family drama "The Descendants"; the Sept. ...
Betty Wagner (01/25/12)
Betty Ruth Wagner, 81, of Springfield, Ill., formerly of Jackson, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Capitol Care Center in Springfield. She was born May 28, 1930, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to James Franklin and Floey Roena Johnson McKinney. Betty married Roland C. Wagner on Oct. 2, 1948. He died Dec. 31, 2003...
Jerry Tarver (01/25/12)
Jerry Marshell Tarver, 24, of Dexter, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was born Jan. 26, 1987, in Sikeston, Mo., to William M. Watkins and Carla Marie Hayes Tarver. Jerry is survived by his mother, Carla Tarver of Scott City; father, William Watkins of Sikeston; a daughter, Emmarie Grace Watkins of Dexter; and two brothers, Michael Tarver of Sikeston and Timmy Tarver of Metropolis, Ill...
Clarence Grubb (01/25/12)
Clarence "Hubert" Grubb, 78, of Scott City died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 23, 1933, in Parma, Mo., to Orlie and Almeda Scruggs Grubb. He married Juanita Pearl Galloway on June 17, 1950, in Caruthersville, Mo. She preceded him in death Oct. 9, 2010...
Nathan Arnold (01/25/12)
Nathan Lindy Arnold, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at his home. He was born July 29, 1927, in St. Louis, to Ruben and Bertha Gertrude Knee Arnold. He and Anna Marie "Ann" Watson were married Oct. 15, 1946, in Richmond, Calif. She preceded him in death April 7, 2005...
Births 1/25/12 (01/25/12)
Daughter to Heather Ray Hottel of Leopold, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 6:57 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. Name, Julia Rain. Weight, 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Ms. Hottel is the daughter of Aiko Fadler of Friedheim and Larry Hottel of Leopold. Son to Chris and Shelly Hensley of Sikeston, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 1:55 a.m. ...
Cape Central Junior High School (01/25/12)
Cape Central Junior High School 1st semester A Honor Roll 7th grade: Sarah Barker, Isaac Buck, Katherine Carns, Jordan Collins, Tessah Conatser, Victoria Crisman, Natalie Davis, Skylar Deimund, Gabrielle Desrosiers, Caitlyn Dumey, Madison Dush, Emma Eudy, Sophia Gentle, Zachary Glenn, Gavin Green, Adriano Grim, Madalyn Guiterrez, Madison Hankins, Brady Hendershott, Tara Hester, Matthew Holman, Nia Johnson, Kimberly Jones, River Ketcherside, Bennett Kidd, Spencer Kidd, Kathleen Kinder, Nikkie Le, Trenton Leimer, Anna Margetta, Hannah McGill, Alexander Modglin, Mackenzie Moore, Hunter Neal, John Pettet, Conner Propst, Sabrina Sander, Keegan Stout, Levi Strickland, Alicia Stull, Tyler Swanks, Hope Tegel, Drew Thatcher, Rachel Thornsberry, Ella Valleroy, Allison Vaughn, Kirstin Weinzetl.. ...
Jackson High School (01/25/12)
Jackson Senior High School First Semester Scholastic Honor Roll 11th grade: Melinna Craft, Danielle Daume, Lauren Johnson, Paxton Lemmons, Cheyenne Lingle, Andrew Overmann, Shea Scholl, Sara Thompson, Molly Whitener. 12th grade: Caitlyn Bess, Shelly Bodenstein, Taylor Dickerson, Shelby Fadler, Nathan Fridley, Elizabeth Harvey, Brittany Jones, Gabrielle King, Natalie Miller, Atticus Parris, Nickey Powell, Emily Rodman, Bethany Rouggly, Steven Sebastian, Dakota Suhre...
Scott City Middle School (01/25/12)
Scott City Middle School High Honor Roll 5TH grade: Chloe Clayton, Samuel Jordan 6th grade: Makayla Job 7th grade: Tori Buckner, Braden Cox, Jamie Glastetter, Alexis Jenkins, Jacquelyn Roth, Jacob Smith, Ryan Wilfawn, Lauren Wilhite, Ty Wilthong 8th grade: Isabella Bowers, Paige McNeely, Lauren Pritchard, Hannah Shemonia...
Jackson police and fire reports 1/25/12 (01/25/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts * A theft was reported in the 1200 block of Lenco Avenue. * Property damage was reported in the 800 block of Jessica Street...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/25/12 (01/25/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: * At 2:57 a.m., a medical assist on Boxwood Drive...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/25/12 (01/25/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt.
Out of the past 1/25/12 (01/25/12)
Mary Wheeler Messer has retired as director of student activities at Baptist Student Center on the Southeast Missouri State University campus; she was honored with a surprise reception Saturday. Freezing rain and sleet coated highways in Southeast Missouri with a layer of treacherous ice last night, causing an accident on Highway 177 that took the life of a rural Cape Girardeau man...
Why voters should support annexation issue (01/25/12)
This letter is to correct much misinformation that was published in a guest column in the Southeast Missourian on Friday, Jan. 20, signed by Ken and Ginny Leimbach, with the headline, "Ten reasons to vote no on annexation issue." I will start with their statement that the city will be required to have a plan in place to provide costly services out several miles. ...
Compassion vs. government-forced charity (01/25/12)
The word "compassion" seems to be a staple in this year's presidential campaign. But more often than not, the word is used as a sword against any and all Republicans -- as in those soulless, compassionless, fat-cat Republicans who have no empathy toward the downtrodden and oppressed...
Jackson Chamber (01/25/12)
A city's quality of life is in part due to the volunteers, leaders and businesses who step forward to make a difference. Each year the Jackson Chamber of Commerce recognizes several of these individuals for their efforts. David Hitt was the recipient of the R.A. Fulenwider Meritorious Community Service Award, an honor voted on by past recipients of the award...
Raise taxes to fund education (01/25/12)
In today's world an individual needs postsecondary training in order to have a reasonable chance of obtaining and holding a good job. This situation was emphasized in a recent New York Times article that quoted an executive of the Apple Corporation who said, "We shouldn't be criticized for using Chinese workers. The U. S. has stopped producing people with the skills we need."...
Speak Out 1/25/12 (01/25/12)
I have a retort to the Speak out claim that said President Obama is weak and indecisive: Osama bin Laden. I can't believe that people in the Cape Girardeau School District have nothing better to do than complain about a dress code. I think anything that helps our children is well worth it. Also, we heard the same things from the Scott City students and parents last year. Now there is not one complaint because it's working. Change is good...
Prayer 1/25/12 (01/25/12)
We praise you, O Lord Jesus, for you are our healer. Amen.
Girl Scout Items Needed for 100th Anniversary (01/25/12)
Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland will celebrate 100 years with a historical display at the Cape Girardeau public library in March 2012. The organization is asking for help from the community in collecting items for the display such as: Girl Scout uniforms from 1912 to the World War II era, international scouting uniforms, scouting memorabilia, personal collections, and anything unique with a local connection. ...
Final Call For Relay For LifeTeams! (01/25/12)
(Cape Girardeau, MO) -- The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Cape County is just around the corner. Don't miss your chance to be part of the most exciting, uplifting experience of your life. Register your team today by calling the American Cancer Society at 334-9352 or visit www.relayforlife.org/capemo. ...
Bluebird and Cardinal taking turns at suet cake (01/25/12)
A bluebird and a cardnial are enjoying a sunshinny day while taking turns feasting on a suet cake.
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (01/25/12)
Toto is 4 months old. He is a dachshund/terrier mix. He has 2 sisters and a brother who also need homes. They are available for adoption at The Humane Society 573-334-5837.
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