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Meeting of group against urban deer hunting draws 30 (02/01/12)
More than 30 people attended a meeting Tuesday night at the Cape Girardeau Public Library to express their concerns and disapproval of allowing bow hunting in the city limits. The inaugural meeting Monday of the Cape Friends of Wildlife called for attendees to show their disdain for the proposal at next week's meeting of the city's committee formed in November to examine ways of controlling the city's deer population. The Friends of Wildlife are opposed to an urban deer hunting program...
Cape Girardeau high school teacher charged with assaulting student (02/01/12)
A Cape Girardeau Central High School teacher has been charged with assaulting one of his students. According to a news release and probable cause statement sent by the Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, 32-year-old Roman D. Smith was charged with misdemeanor third-degree assault for an incident that happened Jan. 21...
Two bills would remove limits on nurses' ability to practice (02/01/12)
Nurse practitioners say existing Missouri laws are preventing them from providing the best possible care to their patients, and lawmakers seem to agree. Comprehensive reform bills revising the regulations that govern advanced-practice nurses have been introduced in the Missouri Legislature this session...
Jackson eighth-graders attend elective course fair (02/01/12)
Jackson Junior High School held an elective course fair for eighth-graders Tuesday to help them plan their schedules for next year -- but there is a little more to the event that students might not yet realize, according to the school's principal and counselors...
Still no sign of missing Cape Girardeau man (02/01/12)
Weekend searches produced no new leads concerning the whereabouts of a Cape Girardeau man who went missing Jan. 15, his family says.
Date set for Jackson man's trial on kickback charges (02/01/12)
The Jackson man charged with felony stealing for allegedly swindling $500,000 from a Sikeston, Mo.-based company will stand trial this summer.
City manager: Improvements program should lead to more planning (02/01/12)
A proposed $221.1 million capital improvements program for Cape Girardeau should culminate in master plans being developed for area's such as facilities, the vehicle fleet and information technology, city manager Scott Meyer said Tuesday. Additionally, he said, a strategic funding plan should be developed to pay for some of the program's projects -- and additional taxes shouldn't be the only source considered...
Wappapello, Clearwater lake recreation to change in light of Corps budget cuts (02/01/12)
PIEDMONT, Mo. -- Recreation at Clearwater and Wappapello lakes will change this season as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers faces budget cuts across its projects. Clearwater expects to shorten the operating season at two of its parks. The flood-impacted Wappapello project anticipates stronger cutbacks, pushing back the opening dates for the Bill Emerson Memorial Visitors Center, two of the three beaches and many campgrounds, as well as eliminating student and summer hires who help with special events.. ...
Sikeston teen convicted of sodomizing 21-month-old in 2010 (02/01/12)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- It took a New Madrid County jury less than an hour to convict a Sikeston teen of sodomizing a 21-month-old child. Jonathan Ervin, 17, was found guilty of first-degree statutory sodomy following a trial heard in New Madrid on a change of venue. Sentencing for Ervin is set for March 13...
Sikeston to discuss whether program can give away land (02/01/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Strategic Planning and LCRA board members will meet to discuss whether property owned by the city should be given away. A Strategic Plan Implementation Commission housing proposal to foster growth in the city by giving lots to house builders was presented to the Sikeston City Council during a special meeting Monday...
Firefighters rescue man who slipped into river (02/01/12)
MOSCOW MILLS, Mo. (AP) -- Firefighters in eastern Missouri's Lincoln County are credited with rescuing a man who fell into a near-freezing river. The man's name was not released. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the man tried to sit down at the top of a river bank along the Cuivre River in Moscow Mills when he slipped and fell about 25 feet, landing in the water...
Court hearing set in suit over Mo. House districts (02/01/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A judge plans to hear a challenge this week to a new map of Missouri's 163 House districts. Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce has scheduled a hearing Friday on a lawsuit claiming the map violates requirements that districts have similar populations and be contiguous and compact. The lawsuit also alleges open meetings violations by a judicial commission that drew the map after a citizens' commission deadlocked...
Facebook might deliver an IPO surprise (02/01/12)
NEW YORK -- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg turns up at business conventions in a hoodie. "Cocky" is the word used to describe him most often, after "billionaire." He was Time's person of the year at 26. So when he takes Facebook public, why would he follow the Wall Street rules?...
Mitt Romney wins big in Florida, routing Newt Gingrich (02/01/12)
TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney routed Newt Gingrich in the Florida primary Tuesday night, rebounding smartly from an earlier defeat and taking a major step toward the Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich vowed to press on despite the one-sided setback...
Los Angeles teacher charged with molesting 23 children (02/01/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Detectives say the elementary school teacher told the children it was a game. Once inside his third-grade classroom, he blindfolded them, gagged them and set cockroaches crawling on their faces. And then, Mark Berndt photographed them, creating hundreds of images that would eventually lead to his arrest...
NRC inspecting stalled Illinois reactor (02/01/12)
CHICAGO -- A failed electrical insulator blamed for a power loss to a nuclear reactor in northern Illinois was replaced Tuesday, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission began a special inspection into how some equipment responded to the outage, officials said...
Landowners fight eminent domain in Pa. gas field (02/01/12)
LAPORTE, Pa. -- A pipeline operator assured federal regulators it would minimize using eminent domain against private landowners if given approval to lay a 39-mile natural gas pipeline in northern Pennsylvania's pristine Endless Mountains. Yet the company was readying condemnation papers against dozens of landowners even as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was considering its application for the $250 million MARC 1 pipeline. ...
Dividing Great Lakes, Mississippi proposed (02/01/12)
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Groups representing states and cities in the Great Lakes region Tuesday proposed spending up to $9.5 billion on a massive engineering project to separate the lakes from the Mississippi River watershed in the Chicago area, describing it as the only sure way to protect both aquatic systems from invasions by destructive species such as Asian carp...
Today in History (02/01/12)
Today is Wednesday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2012. There are 334 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 1, 1862, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," a poem by Julia Ward Howe, was published in the Atlantic Monthly. On this date:...
U.N. team did not visit Iran nuclear sites (02/01/12)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Visiting U.N. inspectors did not visit any of the country's nuclear sites, Iran's official news agency reported Tuesday, concentrating instead on talks with officials. IRNA quoted an unnamed Iranian official as saying the team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency conducted negotiations with Iranians and did not visit the sites where uranium is being enriched. ...
Homeless hard hit in Europe cold spell (02/01/12)
KIEV, Ukraine -- Dozens of homeless people have died in an Eastern Europe cold snap, and some analysts blame a Soviet-era legacy of viewing the homeless as those who need to be punished instead of helped. Temperatures have plunged to minus 17 degrees in some areas. At least 58 people have died overall in the past week, while hundreds have sought medical help for hypothermia and frostbite. Snow and ice have disrupted traffic and power in some parts...
Freighter sinks off Turkish coast (02/01/12)
ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkish Coast Guard boats were searching for nine crew members after a Cambodia-flagged freighter ship sank in stormy seas off Turkey's Black Sea coast on Tuesday, officials said. Two other crew members were rescued. The ship, Vera, was sailing to Turkey's Aliaga port from Russia when it sank off the coast of Eregli during a storm, Gov. Erol Ayyildiz said. He said police were also searching the shore for the missing crewmen...
U.S. kills 4 suspected al-Qaida militants in airstrikes in Yemen (02/01/12)
SANAA, Yemen -- U.S. airstrikes targeting leaders from Yemen's active al-Qaida branch killed four suspected militants, including a man suspected of involvement in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, officials said Tuesday. Missiles struck a school and a car late Monday in the southern Abyan province, Yemeni security and military officials said. ...
Notre Dame boys basketball team wins 55-53 thriller against Central (02/01/12)
The reactions after Tuesday night's boys basketball game between Notre Dame and Central were as varied as one would expect given what happened in the final seconds. The scoreboard declared Notre Dame a 55-53 victor, and the Bulldogs did plenty to put themselves in a position to win in the final minute or so, but that's not likely to be the thing most people who saw the game's ending remember...
Notre Dame girls basketball team silences Central in fourth quarter (02/01/12)
The Notre Dame girls basketball team used a fourth-quarter run to defeat Central 53-39 on Tuesday at the Show Me Center.
High school roundup: Leopold, Oak Ridge reach Mississippi Valley Conference boys basketball final (02/01/12)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missourian athlete of the week: Perryville's Allison Moldenhauer (02/01/12)
Perryville sophomore Allison Moldenhauer helped the Pirates girls basketball team earn a pair of victories last week. Moldenhauer came up with three steals in the fourth quarter to help the Pirates upset Woodland 46-31 on Thursday. She also dished out five assists and scored nine points in the win...
Former St. Louis U. coach Spoonhour dies (02/01/12)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Charlie Spoonhour, the popular, homespun coach who took Saint Louis to three NCAA tournaments behind a prolific offense, has died after battling a lung disease. He was 72. Spoonhour, who also coached at Missouri State and UNLV, died Wednesday, said Chuck Harker, the funeral director at Walker's Funeral Home in Chapel Hill. ...
Cape Girardeau's Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition helps kids understand dangers of drugs, alcohol (02/01/12)
As a college instructor, I know the tell-tale signs of substance abuse in my students. Sure, there's the blood-shot eyes of the guy who smoked a joint before class or the sleepy gal in sunglasses nursing a hangover. But the No. 1 sign of an abuser is an empty seat in my classroom. ...
10 things to do with rosemary (02/01/12)
Rosemary is a hearty herb that grows year-round. Place a pot of it in your kitchen, or plant several bushes in your yard (added bonus: it helps repel mosquitoes). Here are just some of the ways it comes in handy -- and we limited ourselves to culinary uses...
New federal map for what to plant reflects warming (02/01/12)
WASHINGTON -- Global warming is hitting not just home, but garden. The government's colorful map of planting zones, most often seen on the back of seed packets, is changing, illustrating a hotter 21st century. An update of the official guide for 80 million gardeners reflects a new reality: The coldest day of the year isn't as cold as it used to be. So some plants and trees that once seemed too vulnerable to cold can now survive farther north...
The importance of couples spending quality time together (02/01/12)
Roy Croft knows a lot about relationships. The American poet who is credited to the well-known poem entitled "Love," is most celebrated for its famous opening line. "I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you." These sweet words are often recited at joyous occasions such as wedding ceremonies...
Direct sales or network marketing companies allow women flexibility, financial security (02/01/12)
The direct sales, or network marketing, industry is big business. Need proof? Just look at Tupperware -- 65 years after debuting and carving out a place in pop culture history, the company still rakes in more than $2 billion in sales each year...
Dance-based workouts combine fitness, fun (02/01/12)
It can be easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to working out. Run on the treadmill. Lift weights. Take an aerobics class. Repeat. The solution to getting out of that rut is simple: Get in the groove, instead. Dance-inspired workouts are increasingly popular, especially among women, as a way to combine fun and fitness...
Perk up that ponytail (02/01/12)
A bad hair day can happen to the best of us. No matter what you do, you just can't get your hair to look right or don't have the time to try. On those days, a ponytail is often the solution. But just because it's easy, doesn't mean it has to be boring. With just a few extra steps you can add some style to an otherwise simple look...
Nurse Susan Rutledge Kemp discusses how to deal with spider and varicose veins (02/01/12)
ABOUT SUSAN Job title: Clinical resource nurse with the Saint Francis Vein and Laser Center Hometown and city of residence: Cape Girardeau Education: I have an associate of arts degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University. Give us an overview of what you do at the Vein and Laser Center. What do you enjoy about the job?...
Notes from Haiti: A firsthand account of serving in Haiti for one week: (02/01/12)
Until a few months ago, I could not fathom the extreme poverty, despair and hurt that separate my world from a Third World country. Then I went to Haiti. I thought I knew what poverty was. I was raised with a passion for helping those around me. In high school, I went to Tijuana, Mexico, with my church youth group, where we built a small but sturdy house for a family. ...
Doula Katie Reitman tells about her approach to pregnancy and childbirth (02/01/12)
Katie Reitman is used to receiving blank stares when she tells someone she's a doula. So she's perfected a quick "elevator speech" to explain her profession: "I'm there for hands-on physical, emotional and educational support before, during and after childbirth. I'm kind of like a paid labor coach," she says. "I explain the process more than the doctor has time for and remind (moms) what they learned in childbirth class."...
Meet Addison Craig: One of Southeast Missouri's cutest kids (02/01/12)
Full name: Addison Lorraine Craig Birthday and age: July 7, 2007 -- she is 4 years old The fam: Parents Damian and Jennifer Craig Lives in: Cape Girardeau Addison's favorite thing to do is... play with her cousin, her friends, toys and dancing on the Kinect...
What to do when your kid is the bully (02/01/12)
It's not easy to watch a child cry over something said or done to him at school. It's not any easier knowing your child has intentionally hurt another child. How does a child become a bully? And what can parents do about it? "The playground is the key spot where bullying is going to happen," says Julia Unnerstall, a guidance counselor at Alma Schrader Elementary School. ...
Alma Schrader launches Anti-Bullying Club (02/01/12)
Alma Schader Elementary is taking a stand against bullying with its Anti-Bullying Club (ABC), formed by five second-graders in fall 2010. "We saw a lot of bullying outside and we wanted to stop it," says Grace Sanders, an original member who's now in third grade. ...
Developments in photo preservation (02/01/12)
It wasn't all that long ago that taking pictures consisted of snapping photos on a roll of film and then taking the film to an area drug store or photo lab to be developed. Developing time could take as little as an hour or as long as a week. With the digital age came a whole new way to develop pictures. Film is not totally obsolete, but its use has rapidly declined...
10 things Claire Bruce can't live without (02/01/12)
By Heather Collier Claire Bruce says when she was growing up in Kennett, Mo., Cape Girardeau was the place to come when you needed to get out of a small town. After living in big cities -- Nashville, Dallas and Chicago -- Claire decided to move back to Cape Girardeau...
Spotlight on Old Town Cape (02/01/12)
Claire Bruce lives downtown. She also works and plays downtown. She's the embodiment of Old Town Cape, a not-for-profit organization that, according to its website, "works toward revitalizing downtown Cape Girardeau." "I'm not a suburban person," Claire says. ...
Permanent make-up, or micropigmentation, began as a medical procedure, grew into beauty tool (02/01/12)
Would the idea of never having to apply an eyeliner, brow powder or lipstick again be a dream come true? Well, wake up, Sleeping Beauty, because that dream can easily become a reality. The secret is a procedure called micropigmentation, otherwise known as permanent makeup, and it is offered right here in Southeast Missouri...
Tween a rock and a hard place (02/01/12)
When my oldest daughter, Eva, turned 9 last May, I took her to the pediatrician for her annual birthday check-up. As Dr. Brown was finishing the exam, she was asking me some routine developmental questions about Eva's school performance and sleeping habits. ...
Red Cross volunteer Jennifer Kubinak shares her experiences with hurricane, tornado relief efforts (02/01/12)
In August 2011, Hurricane Irene was barreling toward the East Coast. So was local Red Cross volunteer Jennifer Kubinak. Kubinak was deployed with an emergency response vehicle (ERV) to aid relief efforts in the wake of the hurricane. It wasn't the first time she had been to a disaster zone...
Recipes to share in the middle of basketball season (02/01/12)
I have had a couple of people share recipes with me this week, which is great. I enjoy getting recipes from readers because I think it makes it interesting to see who submitted recipes and where they are from. Also, we are in the middle of basketball season and I find myself in a gym somewhere quite often and it is nice to have these recipes to share with you. For those of you who have thought you might send something in, now is the time. Send in your family favorites today...
Paula Abdul becomes third person to leave ‘The X Factor' (02/01/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Paula Abdul joined the exodus from Fox's disappointing "The X Factor," attributing her departure to business trumping all else. Abdul said Tuesday she won't return to "dear friend" Simon Cowell's singing contest when it begins its second season later this year. Her announcement followed Monday's exits of fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones...
Marilyn Steck (02/01/12)
Marilyn Steck, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at her home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jim Sanderson officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park...
Births 2/1/12 (02/01/12)
Daughter to Christopher Alan Palmer and Jessica Ariele Aden of Jackson, Southeast Hospital, 6:27 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Name, Rylee Anne. Weight, 6 pounds. Ms. Aden is the daughter of Kim and Rob Keller of Oak Ridge and Bruce and Jeni Aden of Cape Girardeau. She is a reservation agent with the Drury National Call Center. Palmer is the son of Cliff and Jeri Palmer of Jackson. He is a patient sitter at Southeast...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/1/12 (02/01/12)
Cape Girardeau fire report 2/1/12 (02/01/12)
Jackson police and fire report 2/1/12 (02/01/12)
Out of the past 2/1/12 (02/01/12)
Cape Girardeau's new riverfront amphitheater is almost finished; only sealing of cracks remains to be done. BENTON, Mo. -- Voters in north Scott County will go to the polls Tuesday to decide on two school bond issues, the future of the Illmo Special Road District and elect a six-member board to operate the North Scott County Ambulance District; in the Oran, Mo., School District, voters will be asked to approve a $1.2 million bond issue that would construct a new gym, 10 new classrooms and a vocational agricultural shop area; at Chaffee, Mo., school patrons will vote on an $830,000 bond issue to replace the Chaffee High School building.. ...
Chamber awards (02/01/12)
Friday night members of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Show Me Center for the organization's annual dinner. The event is an opportunity for business leaders to socialize, recall major milestones, look forward to year ahead, and recognize individuals who have made a difference in the community. ...
Weighing the annexation issue (02/01/12)
Approximately four years ago, my wife and I moved back to Jackson after being away 45 years. Our dream was always to return as residents after we retired. The city logo -- "Jackson the city of beauty homes, parks, schools and churches" -- has always been a source of pride. This image of Jackson has been marred by the sudden events of quarries wanting Jackson to give them legal protection from local control by the residents of Fruitland, who have the most to lose by the city's action...
Speak Out 2/1/12 (02/01/12)
I'D like to thank the three people that stopped to help me as I was approaching William Street on Mount Auburn Road recently. I became ill and had to pull off on a lot. The first lady was from Pop's Pizza, and she stayed with me until my daughter came. ...
Prayer 2/1/12 (02/01/12)
O God, may we be completely humble, gentle and patient, bearing with one another in love. Amen.
Ride of the Week submission (02/01/12)
Make and model: 2005 Honda VTX 1300 Owner(s): George and Teri Reed Owner's hometown: Glenallen/Philadelphia, Mo Our ride I've had bikes since I was 15, a 1947 Indian Brave. I have probably owned every make of motorcycle on the market, but his one has been the best by far...
Terrific Tigers honored at January board meeting (02/01/12)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education honored several outstanding students for their leadership, scholarship and service to others during the January board meeting. The recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with School Board President Stacy Kinder and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Woodpecker on our back deck (02/01/12)
Thie redheaded woodpecker is enjoying the suet cake on our back deck.
Dobby loves a good mini ice cream cone! (02/01/12)
Our miniature Yorkshire Terrier, Dobby, loves to ride in the car. Sometimes we give him a special treat by going through Andy's and getting him a mini vanilla ice cream cone. He's sitting on my daughter Elizabeth's lap in this photo.
Mom trying to sleep here!!! (02/01/12)
Crashed out after a long day of playing.
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