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Highway 51 in Bollinger Co. reduced for edge rut repairs (02/06/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 51 in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane today, as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make edge rut repairs. This section of road is from Route C to Highway 34. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m...
Jackson annexation may be decided in Tuesday's vote (02/06/12)
Tuesday's voting could bring a resolution to an issue that has divided Jackson for months. But neither side of the campaign over an annexation ballot measure expressed confidence that they'd win. On Tuesday, Jackson voters will be asked to decide whether to allow the city to annex a Fruitland quarry owned by Heartland Materials. ...
Cape police more efficient with in-car laptops (02/06/12)
Until two weeks ago, the Cape Girardeau police station was a staple in Officer Cary Dunavan's route no matter where he was patrolling. For every report Dunavan had to file, he had to make a trip back to the station, sit at a desk, log into a computer, type and print the report. Reports typically took Dunavan -- who has been on the force for about five years -- 45 minutes to complete, and he would write at least three during a shift...
GOP caucuses will determine presidential delegates (02/06/12)
Dee Cookson was excited about the presidential primary in 2008. Four years later, not so much. Cookson, the chairwoman of the Scott County Republican Committee, says the GOP's move to a caucus system this year has rendered Tuesday's primary irrelevant...
City official to discuss Broadway parking options tonight (02/06/12)
At tonight's Cape Girardeau City Council meeting a city official will talk about options to address parking concerns in the Broadway corridor project. The city has plans to renovate Broadway from Pacific Street to Water Street to coincide with the opening of the Isle of Capri casino. However, some business owners have recently raised concerns about a lack of parking in the current Broadway corridor plan, which went through weeks of public hearings and review...
Judge upholds congressional redistricting map (02/06/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state trial judge upheld Missouri's congressional redistricting map Friday, rejecting arguments that the districts failed to meet state constitutional requirements. Two separate lawsuits challenged the state's new U.S. House map, asserting the districts are not sufficiently compact. ...
McCaskill to discuss Postal Service proposal (02/06/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sen. Claire McCaskill plans to announce proposals today to keep rural post offices open and maintain six-day mail delivery for at least the next four years. McCaskill wants the proposals added to the 21st Century Postal Service Act, which addresses the U.S. Postal Service's massive revenue problems. She provided details of her plan in an interview ahead of an appearance today in Kansas City...
Missouri lawmaker proposes drug tests for lawmakers (02/06/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri lawmaker has proposed legislation that would require members of the General Assembly to be subjected to random drug testing during the session. The Kansas City Star reported that Rep. Rick Brattin, a Republican from Harrisonville, thinks lawmakers should abide by the same standard as welfare recipients. Missouri lawmakers last year overwhelmingly approved legislation that mandated drug testing for some federal welfare recipients...
Brown University student uncovers lost Malcolm X speech (02/06/12)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The recording was forgotten, and so, too, was the odd twist of history that brought together Malcolm X and a bespectacled Ivy Leaguer fated to become one of America's top diplomats. The audiotape of Malcolm X's 1961 address in Providence might never have surfaced at all if 22-year-old Brown University student Malcolm Burnley hadn't stumbled across a reference to it in an old student newspaper. ...
Minnesota student suspended over Michael Jackson dance (02/06/12)
WINONA, Minn. -- A Catholic school in Minnesota has suspended a 9-year-old boy for performing a crotch-grabbing Michael Jackson dance move during a fundraiser Thursday night. Mindy Boberg told the Winona Daily News the principal at St. Stanislaus in Winona informed her that her son was being suspended because his performance of "Billie Jean" constituted gross misconduct...
Today in History (02/06/12)
Today is Monday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2012. There are 329 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 6, 1952, Britain's King George VI died at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England; he was succeeded as monarch by his daughter, who became Queen Elizabeth II...
Iran vows to hit any country staging attack (02/06/12)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran will target any country where an attack against it is staged, a senior Guard commander warned Sunday, the latest Iranian threat tied to growing tensions over its nuclear program and Western sanctions. Gen. Hossein Salami, deputy commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard, Iran's most powerful military force, did not elaborate. His comments appeared to be a warning to Iran's neighbors not to let their territory or airspace be used as a base for an attack...
Schnurbusch, Lewis lead Southeast Missouri State track and field team (02/06/12)
Juniors Jill Schnurbusch and Jerika Lewis highlighted strong performances by Southeast Missouri State track and field athletes over the weekend. Schnurbusch, a Notre Dame Regional High School graduate, broke the school pole vault record for the fourth time this season...
Giants reign once again as Super Bowl champions (02/06/12)
The Giants put the finishing touch on their comeback season with the winning touchdown in the final minute
Patriots let Giants score winning TD in final minute to preserve time (02/06/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Ahmad Bradshaw approached the goal line with the ball tucked tightly in his right arm and realized nobody was trying to strip it away or even stop him from scoring. Could it really be this easy to score the winning touchdown in a Super Bowl?...
Eli-te: Manning wins second Super Bowl MVP (02/06/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Eli Manning is elite, for sure. A king of comebacks, too. And far, far more than Peyton's little brother now. Spot-on from beginning to end Sunday night, Eli Manning won his second NFL championship in a four-year span -- and second Super Bowl MVP award -- for coolly, calmly steering the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots with a last-minute touchdown drive...
Redhawks get good reviews after loss to Racers (02/06/12)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team fell short of its upset bid at Murray State Thursday night, but the Redhawks' strong showing on national television netted plenty of positive publicity. Leading the way during the 81-73 loss was senior forward Leon Powell's monster one-handed follow dunk early in the second half...
AROUND THE BEND (02/06/12)
Although we had a great campsite last night, neither of us got much sleep. Camping in a major city with people nosing around all night is not conducive to a good night's sleep. I had the same problem camping in St. Paul, Minn., on the first leg of this trip. We didn't have anymore visitors last night, but we heard people on the trail right up to daybreak...
Tax time: Where to get free or low-cost tax help this year (02/06/12)
AARP Foundation/IRS Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) -- Tax assistance for low- to moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and up. CAPE GIRARDEAU Cape Girardeau Public Library 711 N. Clark St. 573-334-5279 Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m...
Surviving Valentine's Day single (02/06/12)
Valentine's Day is a day for love and romance -- a notion only made more clear by the abundance of chocolate hearts, flowers, and red and pink paraphernalia filling store shelves this time of year. But for those without a partner, no matter their age, the day can lead to feelings of loneliness and sadness. The solution, tempting as it may be, isn't curling up on the couch with a sappy movie and a tub of Ben and Jerry's...
Calories burned doing everyday activities add up (02/06/12)
Now that we've made it into the New Year, most of us are hoping to lose the excess weight that we gained over the holidays and get in overall better physical condition. Did you know that there are ways to burn calories and build strength while you are doing routine daily chores and activities?...
Scott City woman hosts 'baby shower' for her 65th birthday (02/06/12)
Brenda Moyers had a birthday party Jan. 14, but she didn't receive any gifts. Instead, she asked her friends to bring baby gifts to donate to Birthright in Cape Girardeau. "The girls wanted to do something for my birthday and I said, 'I don't mind doing something, but there will be absolutely no gifts,'" says Moyers, who turned 65 on Jan. 10. "We're to the point in our lives where we really don't need anything else. We're very blessed. To exchange gifts for the unborn is just a wonderful thing."...
Cindy Durbin has lost 280 pounds, changing her life and health for the better (02/06/12)
Cindy Durbin says her weight has been an issue since childhood. She grew up on a farm where each meal included meat, potatoes and bread, and she was expected to clean her plate every time. Durbin ate every bite, then hid more food in her bedroom because she got hungry later -- and she didn't want her parents to know how much she was really eating...
Master Gardener program encourages members to give back to community (02/06/12)
Verla Carr of Jackson liked gardening and wanted to do more for the community. So, in 2003, she joined the Master Gardener program. "I heard it was a great program," says Carr, who is president of the Cape County Master Gardeners. "I am so passionate about gardening. And I met a whole other group of people who have become dearest friends. It was really a win-win situation for me."...
What should be on every animal's 'do not eat' list (02/06/12)
Those Valentine's Day chocolates may be a tasty treat for you, and even contain healthy antioxidants -- but they're toxic to your pet's red blood cells and may even cause neurological damage. "With dogs ... one of the most common things I hear is that 'I turned my back and he jumped on the table and got the chocolate,'" says Dr. ...
Planning for financial security with an annuity or longevity insurance (02/06/12)
Life expectancy is rising in the U.S., meaning financial planning is taking on even more importance. For a reasonably healthy 65-year-old couple, chances are 63 percent that one of them will live until age 90 and 14 percent that one will make it to 100, according to the Society of Actuaries. They need to ensure that their money doesn't run out before then...
Talking Shop with Dr. Jon Hagler, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture (02/06/12)
With his trademark cowboy hat on, Dr. Jon Hagler, the director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, travels the state working with farms and agribusinesses. After the Birds Point levee breach last May, Hagler was one of the first state officials on the scene meeting with Mississippi County farmers. Friday he was back in Southeast Missouri, discussing the effect of Missouri's No. 1 industry and the challenges facing it with members of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce...
Southeast Hospital named one of region's best hospitals (02/06/12)
Southeast Hospital was among 247 hospitals included in U.S. News & World Report's nation's Best Regional Hospitals list for 2011-2012. Southeast was one of nine nonmetropolitan hospitals in Missouri named to the list. All Best Regional Hospitals, regardless of location, have met the same standard: Hospitals had to be high performing in at least one of the 16 adult specialties U.S. News evaluates. The magazine singled out Southeast Hospital for being "high performing" in urology...
People on the move 2/6/12 (02/06/12)
Dr. Scott A. Anderson has joined Saint Francis Medical Center as a new medical partner and oncologist at Cape Medical Oncology. Anderson spent 19 years in internal medicine academia before completing his oncology fellowship at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinic in Columbia, Mo. ...
Martha Kaufman (02/06/12)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Martha Jordan Kaufman, 91, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of East Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was born April 24, 1920, in Elco, Ill., daughter of Eugene and Eulah Greer Jordan...
Betty Bierbaum (02/06/12)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Betty Bierbaum, 79, of Olmsted died at 12:52 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Betty was born April 8, 1931, in Wolf Lake, Ill., to Claude and Velma Kinney Edwards. She married Walter Bierbaum on Nov. 13, 1957...
Bob Gribler (02/06/12)
Herman F. "Bob" Gribler, former Cape Girardeau County Sheriff, 69, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1942, in McGee, Mo., son of William and Dolly McKnight Gribler. He married Genevieve Welker Niswonger on April 15, 1988, in Jackson...
Cape Girardeau fire report 2/6/12 (02/06/12)
Cape Girardeau police report 2/6/12 (02/06/12)
Jackson police and fire report 2/6/12 (02/06/12)
Out of the past 2/6/12 (02/06/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Scott County Commission is considering seeking voter approval of a quarter-cent capital improvement sales tax to help finance the operation of the county landfill. After several months of planning and packing, Cape Girardeau's Family Learning Center has opened the doors at a new location and is conducting business as usual; the center has moved to 805 S. Sprigg St., where 12 children are enrolled in day classes...
Jefferson Elementary (02/06/12)
It's a time of transition at Jefferson Elementary School in Cape Girardeau. Mark Cook, who served 32 years as an educator in public schools here -- including 14 years as principal -- is retiring at the end of the school year. Cook won several recognition awards as principal, including the Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year award and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Educator of the Year award in 2010...
Speak Out 2/6/12 (02/06/12)
IT doesn't matter what the students wear or don't wear if they aren't getting a good education and the drop out rate is still high. THE new stoplight on East Main Street in Jackson is a great idea but was most definitely put up at the wrong time. If there were actually businesses out there or a neighborhood, I could see putting the light up. ...
Prayer 2/6/12 (02/06/12)
O Father God, you are our strength and our defense. Amen.
Paid Election Letter: A time for ‘plain speaking' (02/06/12)
I've just read your article about Dr. Dobbins' testimony on additional funding cuts to Southeast Missouri State University. He, of course, was professional and polite. The time, however, has come for "plain speaking." 1) In a state with unlimited campaign contributions coming overwhelmingly from Clayton, LaDue, Town and Country and University City (Forsyth Avenue);...
CJHS Cheerleaders continue their winning ways (02/06/12)
Bringing home trophies is one of the many routines at which Cape Central Junior High School Cheerleaders excel. At this year's Jamfest National Competition in Nashville, TN, last month, the team walked away with the 2nd place trophy in their division. Last year the team finished fourth, only three-quarters of a point out of first-place...
CHS students win big at Regional Art Show (02/06/12)
Cape Central High School art students returned home with numerous awards from the 37th Annual Regional High School Art Show in Sikeston. Pictured above are Dale Hoover, winner of the second-place award in Sculpture; Ashley Cusick, honorable mention, Mixed Media; Blake Wilson, third-place, Drawing; Ally Hebert, second-place, drawing; and Savannah Moore, honorable mention, Painting. ...
Rachel M. Bailey US Army (02/06/12)
RACHEL M BAILEY -- US ARMY PV2 Rachel M. Bailey joined the US Army on the delayed entry program in January 2011. She left for basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina in October 2011 and graduated January 2012. Rachel is currently attending Advanced Individual Training in Ft. Lee, Virginia and will be stationed at Ft Hood, Texas when she completes her current training in March...
The Turkey Trot (02/06/12)
We are surprised at the amount of deer that we have around our home, now the turkeys are running around in our yard.
K-9 Plunger, Polar Bear Plunge 2012 (02/06/12)
K-9 Plunger
Rubber Duckies (02/06/12)
Rubber Duckies Polar Bear Plunge 2012
Mascot (02/06/12)
Mascot Polar Bear Plunge 2012
Cheers (02/06/12)
Cheers Polar Bear Plunge 2012
Safety First (02/06/12)
Cape Girardeau Fire Department Polar Bear Plunge 2012
KFVS Crew (02/06/12)
KFVS Polar Bear Plunge 2012
Cape Roller Girls (02/06/12)
Cape Roller Girls Polar Bear Plunge 2012
Titanic (02/06/12)
Winner of the Golden Plunger Polar Bear Plunge 2012
Live, Local, Late Breaking (02/06/12)
KFVS Polar Bear Plunge 2012
Plunge 2012 (02/06/12)
Polar Bear Plunge 2012
K-9 Plunge (02/06/12)
This little "Officer" couldn't wait to get in the water! Polar Bear Plunge 2012
Ellie, Max & Fuzzdown (02/06/12)
This is a photo of my Granddaughter, Ellie Brown. She has tied her pink blanket, Fuzzdown, around my dog, Max. The look on his face seems to say, "I know I am getting attention, but how much longer do I have to endure this?"
Learning the Joy of Giving at an Early Age (02/06/12)
Caleb Craft of Jackson is learning at an early age what it means to give back. For the past 4 years, Caleb has asked that his family and friends celebrate his birthday by giving donations for the Veterans living at the local Missouri Veterans Home instead of giving him a gift. ...
PHS announces 2012 Sweetheart Court (02/06/12)
PHS Sweetheart Court announced The Perryville High School 2012 Sweetheart Court includes (from left) seniors Morgan Mueller, daughter of Rick and Kristi Mueller, and Matt Galeski, son of Tony and Donna Galeski; juniors Tiara Sparkman, daughter of Wes and Tammy Sparkman, and Danny Rue, son of Danny Rue and Pebble Zimmerly; sophomores Jacy Lukefahr, daughter of Wayne and Sandy Lukefahr, and Christian Gray, son of Tim and Shelly Gray; and freshmen Sara Hampson, daughter of Rick and Mary Hampson, and Harley Taylor, son of Harley and Beth Taylor. ...
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