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Stories from Monday, January 30, 2012

Hope Children's Home is the first of its kind in area (01/30/12)
For years people went to the large, two-story brick house at 709 East Main in Jackson for help -- but not the same kind that can be found there now. The house dates back to the 1890s. Since the 1960s, it was used as law offices. Last February the rooms of the house began to take on a new look. ...
Three arrested on drug charges in Advance (01/30/12)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- A traffic stop Thursday led to the arrest of three men, each charged with possessing precursors to the manufacture of meth. A clerk at the Advance Dollar General Store notified Advance Police Chief Donnie Bonsack that a man had been in the store buying a number of items commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, including lithium batteries and a cold pack, according to Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner...
Five arrested on drug charges in Charleston (01/30/12)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Five area residents are in the county jail on drug-related charges following a traffic stop by a Mississippi County deputy. Deputy Marc Tragesser attempted to conduct a traffic stop in East Prairie, Mo., on Wednesday for illegal tint on a car window. When the vehicle driven by Mark J. Owens, 26, of East Prairie failed to stop a pursuit began, according to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore...
ACLU lawsuit against Poplar Bluff dismissed (01/30/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A lawsuit filed by Barbara Rexroat and Katherine Carda against the city of Poplar Bluff and City Clerk Pamela Kearbey was dismissed Friday by U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh in Cape Girardeau. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit Dec. 16 on behalf of Rexroat and Carda, who were among the signers of an open access initiative petition circulated by semo.net owner Brian Becker...
Cape Girardeau man's trial for killing infant begins Tuesday (01/30/12)
The Cape Girardeau man accused of killing his infant son will stand trial Tuesday. Allen R. Walker is charged with second-degree murder and child endangerment in connection with the death of his 7-week-old son in August 2010. He pleaded not guilty in October 2010...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers keeping watch on levees (01/30/12)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Daily inspections of the reconstructed levees have begun as the Mississippi River continues to rise. Major Jon E. Korneliussen with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District said daily patrols are checking the middle and upper crevasses, which were created when the Corps breached the levee last May...
Some Springfield residents will return to hotel for homeless (01/30/12)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A Springfield hotel for homeless families will allow some residents who were displaced by a fire to move back in this week. A Jan. 20 fire caused by an overloaded electrical cord at the Missouri Hotel forced 185 residents into temporary housing. Most lived at Cox North hospital and the Dayspring Worship Center since the fire...
Missouri sets high mark for job incentives (01/30/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri economic development officials authorized a record amount of job-creation tax breaks for businesses in 2011, ratcheting up state incentives even as new data shows that past business enticements are falling short of their anticipated jobs...
Suit over Mo. House districts filed in trial court (01/30/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Opponents of new state House districts took their legal challenge to a trial court Friday after Missouri's Supreme Court refused to hear their case directly. The filing in Cole County, the home county of the state capital of Jefferson City, was expected after the high court's ruling Thursday that the group's effort to strike down the new House district map would need to start in the lower court...
Missouri senator calls for legislative session to end earlier to save money (01/30/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers scrounging for ways to save money in a tight budget may have hit upon a personal solution -- work less. The state Legislature could save more than $400,000 annually by shaving several weeks off its session, according to a financial estimate for a proposed constitutional amendment that could be debated in the Senate as soon as this week...
Thousands take polar bear plunge in Chesapeake Bay (01/30/12)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Thousands of people clad in bathing trunks, bikinis and even some woolly winter hats have taken the Polar Bear Plunge into the Chesapeake Bay for charity. The bathers whooped and hollered as they dashed into the chill winter waters, monitored by divers in wetsuits just offshore at Sandy Point State Park in Maryland...
After lull, Occupy protest resurfaces in Oakland (01/30/12)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- For weeks the protests had waned, with only a smattering of people taking to Oakland's streets for occasional weekend marches that bore little resemblance to the headline-grabbing Occupy demonstrations of last fall. Then came Saturday, which started peacefully enough -- a midday rally at city hall and a march. ...
Florida highway pileup kills at least 10 people (01/30/12)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A long line of cars and trucks collided one after another early Sunday on a dark Florida highway so shrouded in haze and smoke that drivers were instantly blinded. At least 10 people were killed. When rescuers first arrived, they could only listen for screams and moans because the poor visibility made it difficult to find victims in wreckage that was strewn for nearly a mile, police said...
Today in History (01/30/12)
Today is Monday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2012. There are 336 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 30, 1962, two members of "The Flying Wallendas" high-wire act were killed when their seven-person pyramid collapsed during a performance at the State Fair Coliseum in Detroit...
Cars circle central Moscow in protest (01/30/12)
MOSCOW -- Thousands of cars flying white ribbons or balloons circled central Moscow on Sunday in a show of protest against Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The cars -- ranging from luxury sedans and sporty convertibles to old, exhaust-spewing Soviet models -- jammed the inner lanes all along the nearly 10-mile Garden Ring, which has as many as 16 lanes of traffic at its widest points...
Canadian jury finds Afghan family guilty in honor killings (01/30/12)
KINGSTON, Ontario -- A jury Sunday found an Afghan father, his wife and their son guilty of killing three teenage sisters and a co-wife in what the judge described as "cold-blooded, shameful murders" resulting from a "twisted concept of honor" in a case that shocked and riveted Canadians...
U.N. nuclear inspection gets underway in Iran (01/30/12)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's foreign minister expressed optimism Sunday that a visit by U.N. inspectors to Iran's nuclear facilities would produce an understanding, despite world concerns that Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons. The three-day inspection tour by the International Atomic Energy Agency team comes during spiking tension. ...
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team visits Eastern Illinois today (01/30/12)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team is rolling while Eastern Illinois is reeling. But senior forward Leon Powell vows that the Redhawks won't overlook the Panthers when the squads meet in Charleston, Ill., at 7 p.m. today...
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team will host Austin Peay (01/30/12)
Austin Peay sits one spot above Redhawks in OVC standings
Redhawks get chance to hand first loss to Racers (01/30/12)
The vastly improved Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team will have an opportunity to make national sports headlines Thursday night in Murray, Ky. Southeast gets a crack at the country's only undefeated squad in Division I men's hoops -- Murray State -- during an Ohio Valley Conference matchup that will be televised by ESPNU and expected to be played in front of a sellout crowd at 8,600-seat CFSB Arena...
RFK's wife stars in daughter's ‘Ethel' at Sundance festival (01/30/12)
PARK CITY, Utah -- Ethel Kennedy prefers coming to the Sundance Film Festival when she's not the star of a movie. She has been to Sundance in the past to see films by her daughter, documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy. This time, the widow of U.S. Sen. Robert Kennedy is the focus of her daughter's film, the Sundance premiere "Ethel."...
Lynn Abrams is getting men to shave with a straight razor (01/30/12)
Lynn Abrams is telling men to kick the can, ditch that safety razor and shave like you mean it. For the past 12 years he's moderated an online forum, straightrazorplace.com, for straight razor and wet shaving enthusiasts like himself. Today it has more than 30,000 members. ...
Razing Cain restaurant to open in Mollie's old location (01/30/12)
A new fine dining restaurant is slated to open next month in the former Mollie's location at 11 S. Spanish St. in downtown Cape Girardeau. Razing Cain, featuring Cape Girardeau chef James Cain, will be operated by the Broadway Esquire Entertainment Group LLC. Company president John Buckner said the new restaurant and bar will feature American cuisine with the influences of French, Italian and Mediterranean cooking styles...
People on the move 1/30/12 (01/30/12)
Timothy R. Domian of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Cape Girardeau has achieved the professional designation of Accredited Asset Management Specialist. Domian successfully completed the Accredited Asset Management Specialist, Professional Education Program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning. ...
Othella Colin (01/30/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Othella M. Colin, 94, of Perryville died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Holiday Residential Care in Perryville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 6:30 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home...
Rita Kiefer (01/30/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Rita A. Kiefer, 91, of Perryville died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Perryville. Rita was born Nov. 14, 1920, in Belgique, Mo., to John L'Hote and Lillian Steyns L'Hote. She married Leroy Giesler on June 10, 1936. He passed away April 22, 1977...
Lonnie Harris (01/30/12)
Lonnie Harris, 65, of Delta passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. He was born in Dutchtown on Dec. 5, 1946, to the late Laurel Samuel and Artimis Driskell Harris. Lonnie worked as a first mate and had more than 40 years of experience with United Barge Lines in Metropolis, Ill...
Clara Stuebner (01/30/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Clara J. Stuebner, 99, of Perryville died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Perry Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Perryville. She was born Nov. 20, 1912, in Yount, Mo., to Joseph H. and Rosella Sutton Caruthers. She married Otto R. Stuebner on March 28, 1943. He preceded her in death Jan. 2, 1974...
Jackson police and fire report 1/30/12 (01/30/12)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: * Emergency medical services on West Independence Street. * A brush fire of North High Street.
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/30/12 (01/30/12)
Cape Girardeau police report 1/30/12 (01/30/12)
Out of the past 1/30/12 (01/30/12)
Southeast Hospital's board of directors has voted to name its new obstetrics ward after a man who delivered more than 5,000 babies; it will known as the Dr. Dennis B. Elrod Obstetrics and Gynecology Center. A renovation and remodeling program that started in late fall is almost complete at Food Giant, 1120 N. Kingshighway; the work provided another 3,000 square feet to the store...
Safe House (01/30/12)
Oftentimes when a woman reaches the Safe House for Women offices in Cape Girardeau, she is beyond desperate. Broke, in terms of her body. In terms of her finances. In terms of her spirit. The people who work at the Safe House must deal with some of the worst circumstances of life, but they also can help start fostering a feeling of hope for women who don't know where to go or how to get there...
Speak Out 1/30/12 (01/30/12)
THE Stephen Colbert/Herman Cain stunt in South Carolina was a sterling way to call attention to the stupendously silly U.S. Supreme Court decision saying that money equals free speech and implying that people with more money should have more free speech, thus giving rise to the noxious entities known Super PACS...
Prayer 1/30/12 (01/30/12)
Thank you, gracious Heavenly Father, for your abundant mercy and grace. Amen.
Fitch affirms Thrivent Financial AA (Very Strong) (01/30/12)
Agency sites strong capitalization, conservative investment portfolio, consistent profitability, and favorable market position within the Lutheran market MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 27, 2012) -- Fitch Ratings has affirmed Thrivent Financial for Lutherans AA (Very Strong) rating, the third-highest of Fitch's 19 categories, and given the organization a stable outlook...
February is AMD Awareness Month (01/30/12)
For Immediate Release Contact: Jessica Estes at Leet EyeCare 573-334-2020 x102 for additional information. An estimated 10 million Americans show evidence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a progressive eye condition that can destroy "central" vision, according to Dr. Ryne C. Wood, Optometrist with Leet EyeCare...
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary's Adorable Adoptable (01/30/12)
My name is Monte and I am a playful 1-year-old Mountain Cur mix. I am a great dog, I just need some training and someone to spend some time with me. I have a high activity level, but would love spending time with someone who can go on walks with me and keep them company. Please contact Safe Harbor to arrange a visit with me and see what potential I have. 243-9823 would be the number to call to inquire about Monte. Please visit other adorable dogs at safeharboranimalsanctuary.org...
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary's Adorable Adoptable (01/30/12)
I am a fluffy gray cat that is one year old and my name is Caspar. I would prefer a home where I would be the only cat, and would thrive getting all of your attention! Please contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823 and ask about me. I would love to be the queen of your castle. More adorable adoptables can be seen at safeharboranimalsanctuary.org...
Jackson THRIVE Teens for Jeans (01/30/12)
Andrew Ward and Hannah Rose deliver jeans to Aeropostale THRIVE students from Jackson Middle School, Jackson Jr High, and Jackson High School collected 2230 pairs of gently used jeans for Aeropostale and DoSomething.org's national Teens for Jeans Campaign. These jeans will be distributed to homeless shelters in the US and Canada...
Orchids (01/30/12)
Orchid at the StL Botanical Gardens. This year's show has a Chinese theme and goes on into March.
Orchids (01/30/12)
Orchids at the StL Botanical Gardens.
Orchids at StL Botanical Gardens (01/30/12)
Orchid at the StL Botanical Gardens. Show goes on into March.
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