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Stories from Thursday, February 9, 2012

Roundabout way: MoDOT planning Cape's third roundabout for Lexington Avenue, Route W (02/09/12)
Motorists in Cape Girardeau will have another place to drive in circles next year. The Missouri Department of Transportation is planning Cape Girardeau's third roundabout at the Lexington Avenue-Route W intersection. The multilane roundabout will be the first of its type in Cape Girardeau, part of a $1.7 million project that also includes improvements to the intersection at Kingshighway and Mount Auburn Road...
Nixon visits SEMO to announce business grant program (02/09/12)
Gov. Jay Nixon joined the Delta Regional Authority's federal co-chair and Southeast Missouri State University's president Wednesday morning in Cape Girardeau to announce a new initiative the parties say will generate job growth in the region. The Delta Regional Authority will contribute $145,500 and the university will contribute $25,000 to Operation Jumpstart, a program through the university's Douglas C. ...
'Odd' fire damages Cape apartment building (02/09/12)
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire in an apartment building on William Street that battalion chief Mark Hasheider described as "odd." Firefighters responded to a 911 call at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday from residents living in the upstairs of a four-unit apartment building at 921 William St...
Cape County happy with performance of new technology in Tuesday's election (02/09/12)
Cape Girardeau County officials are pleased with the electronic poll books and other new technology used during Tuesday's elections. The county accepted a bid last month from St. Louis-based Know.Ink to test two books at a precinct for free during Tuesday's elections...
Wayne County man sentenced to 14 years in prison for shaking infant daughter (02/09/12)
GREENVILLE, Mo. -- A Piedmont, Mo., man pleaded guilty Tuesday to lesser assault charges and was sentenced to 14 years in prison for causing serious injuries to his then 3-month-old daughter by shaking her. Justin L. Rogers, 23, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault before Circuit Judge Kelly Parker, according to Wayne County Circuit Clerk Darren Garrison...
Strong-arm robbery reported in Cape Girardeau (02/09/12)
Cape Girardeau police are looking for three men who allegedly assaulted and robbed a man Tuesday night on Hanover Street. Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, a man was in a parking lot at 210 S. Hanover St. when he was approached by three men. The men assaulted him and took his wallet, money and lottery tickets, police spokesman Darin Hickey said...
Defendant in Illinois child murder case will submit hair sample (02/09/12)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- The Ware, Ill., woman accused of killing her boyfriend's son will submit a hair sample to be examined by experts. Sacha Brown, 29, is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated battery and concealment of a homicidal death in connection with the Dec. 11 death of 4-year-old Justin Hepburn. She pleaded not guilty Jan. 11...
Neelyville man pleads guilty to fatal hit-and-run (02/09/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Neelyville, Mo., man faces up to four years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday in connection with a hit-and-run accident that left a local teenager dead. Cletis W. Powell Jr., 35, pleaded guilty to the felony of tampering with physical evidence, according to Butler County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Barbour...
Corps of Engineers to host open house today (02/09/12)
The St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting an open house to provide background information and gather feedback on the scope of an environmental assessment of new river training structures on the middle Mississippi River. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. ...
No Jackson trash collection on Presidents Day (02/09/12)
Jackson's Sanitation Department will not operate Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents Day. Garbage that would normally be collected Feb. 20 will be picked up Feb. 21. The recycling center will also be closed Feb. 20. For more information, contact the Sanitation Department at 243-2333 or the Public Works Department at 243-2300...
Missouri senator wants to push back election filing date (02/09/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri senator has introduced legislation that would push back the state's time period for candidates to file for public office. The legislation introduced Wednesday would push the filing period back to begin on March 27. The filing period was originally scheduled to begin Feb. 28. The change will affect races for seats in the state legislature and the U.S. House...
Route Z in Cape County to close for pipe replacement (02/09/12)
Route Z in Cape Girardeau County will be closed today and Friday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway. Weather permitting, the section of road to be closed today is between County Road 327 and Route OO; closed Friday will be the section between County Road 231 and Route OO...
Drainage work reduces Route K in Stoddard County (02/09/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route K, from County Road 235 to County Road 223, in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today and Friday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make drainage repairs. Weather permitting, work will be done from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Tree trimming scheduled for Route N in Stoddard County (02/09/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route N, from Highway 91 to Route Y, in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today and Friday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews trim trees along the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Signs will mark the work zone. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Highway 51 in Perry County reduced for tree trimming (02/09/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 51, from County Road 600 to County Road 706, in Perry County will be reduced to one lane with possible delays today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews trim trees along the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Essex man arrested on molestation charges (02/09/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- An Essex, Mo., man was arrested after a child reported she was "inappropriately touched" by him. Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd charged Danny Keith Foushee, 57, with first degree child molestation for the December incident. His bond is set at $100,000 through the Scott County Associate Circuit Court...
Mo. teen gets life with possible parole in killing (02/09/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A central Missouri teenager who confessed to strangling, cutting and stabbing a 9-year-old girl because she wanted to know how it felt to kill someone was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole...
Mo. Senate sends discrimination bill to House (02/09/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Senate has approved a measure that would change the state's workplace discrimination laws. The bill would require workers who fight firings or other adverse decisions to prove in court that discrimination was a "motivating factor" -- and not just a contributing factor. It passed on a party line 25-8 vote Wednesday...
More airports will test lower-hassle screening process (02/09/12)
WASHINGTON -- A new passenger screening program to make check-in more convenient for certain travelers is being expanded to 28 more major U.S. airports, the government said Wednesday. There will be no cost to eligible passengers, who would no longer have to remove their shoes and belts before they board flights...
Mystery of garage door openers solved (02/09/12)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Residents of Westhampton View Court in St. Charles County have solved their garage door mystery. Shortly after Christmas, garage door openers stopped working at the five homes on the cul-de-sac, drawing significant media attention...
Study finds MDs not always honest with patients (02/09/12)
WASHINGTON -- Trust your doctor? A survey finds that some doctors aren't always completely honest with their patients. More than half admitted describing someone's prognosis in a way they knew was too rosy. Nearly 20 percent said they hadn't fully disclosed a medical mistake for fear of being sued. And 1 in 10 of those surveyed said they'd told a patient something that wasn't true in the past year...
House OKs line-item veto for president (02/09/12)
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans put aside their usual antipathy toward President Barack Obama on Wednesday to give the president, and his successors, the line-item veto, a constitutionally questionable power over the purse that long has been sought by presidents of both parties...
Washington state lawmakers approve gay marriage bill (02/09/12)
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington state lawmakers voted to approve gay marriage Wednesday, setting the stage for the state to become the seventh in the nation to allow same-sex couples to wed. The action comes a day after a federal appeals court declared California's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, saying it was a violation of the civil rights of gay and lesbian couples...
Today in History (02/09/12)
Today is Thursday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2012. There are 326 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 9, 1942, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff held its first formal meeting to coordinate military strategy during World War II...
Russians drillers reach freshwater lake in Antarctica (02/09/12)
MOSCOW -- Opening a scientific frontier miles under the Antarctic ice, Russian experts drilled down and finally reached the surface of a gigantic freshwater lake, an achievement the mission chief likened to placing a man on the moon. Lake Vostok could hold living organisms that have been locked in icy darkness for some 20 million years, as well as clues to the search for life elsewhere in the solar system...
EU threatens harsher sanctions on Syria (02/09/12)
BEIRUT -- The European Union will impose harsher sanctions on Syria, a senior EU official said Wednesday, as Russia tried to broker talks between the vice president and the opposition to calm violence. Activists reported at least 50 killed in the regime's siege of the city of Homs...
Pakistan holds border talks (02/09/12)
ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistani army held talks with NATO and Afghan forces Wednesday in an effort to improve coordination along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, a sign of thawing relations after American airstrikes accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last year...
Southeast Missourian cross country runner of the year: Scott City's Brandon Shemonia (02/09/12)
Scott City's Brandon Shemonia developed into one of the best cross country runners in the state and was named the Southeast Missourian cross country runner of the year for the second consecutive year.
Bollmann's triple-double leads Meadow Heights girls basketball team past Scott City (02/09/12)
Erin Bollmann scored 30 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and recorded 10 steals in the Meadow Heights girls basketball team's victory over Scott City on Wednesday.
Struggling Tennessee-Martin to visit Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team (02/09/12)
A preview of the Tennessee-Martin at Southeast Missouri State men's basketball game.
Southeast Missouri State softball season preview: Redhawks eager to build on last season (02/09/12)
A preview of the Southeast Missouri State softball team.
WHO'S neXt (02/09/12)
*** SCHOLARSHIPS ** The following students received scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2012-2012 academic year.
Hooked on Science: Make a cloud with dry ice (02/09/12)
You can create your own cloud with a few simple materials. STEP 2: Place thermal gloves on your hands. Using a hammer, crush the dry ice into pieces. Place the pieces of dry ice into a bowl. STEP 3: Place the pan on the stove and bring the water to a boil...
Community gets together to perform 'Fiddler on the Roof' (02/09/12)
A musical that hasn't been performed for many years by high school students in Cape Girardeau will return in March. Central High School's orchestra and Red Dagger theater club will perform "Fiddler on the Roof" on March 8, 9 and 10 in the junior high school's auditorium...
neXt up 2/9/12 (02/09/12)
"Star Wars 3D," rated PG @ Cape West 14 Cine. "Safe House," rated R @ Cape West 14 Cine. "The Vow," rated PG-13 @ Cape West 14 Cine. "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," rated PG @ Cape West 14 Cine. "This Means War," rated PG-13 @ Cape West 14 Cine...
Myrnita Grantham (02/09/12)
Myrnita B. Grantham, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Heuer (02/09/12)
Donald C. Heuer, 81, of Cape Girardeau passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, to John C. and Iska Arsta Heuer. He and Violet Jean Ann Lampe were married Dec. 30, 1950, and were together almost 61 years when she passed away Nov. 18, 2011...
Carmel Kirkpatrick (02/09/12)
PATTON, Mo. -- Carmel N. Kirkpatrick, 80, of Patton passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. She was born Aug. 15, 1931, in Patton, to Orville and Letta Pulliam Kirkpatrick. Carmel had been a resident of Jackson Manor 19 years. She enjoyed participating in the various activities there and always looked forward to visits from family and friends...
Vernedia Blattel (02/09/12)
Vernedia Alvina Blattel, 93, of Scott City died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born Nov. 14, 1918, at Kelso, Mo., to Franklin Riley and Anna Pauline Leible Raines. She married Paul Herbert "Butch" Blattel on Jan. 18, 1944, in Kelso. He preceded her in death March 25, 2004...
Malita Stubblefield (02/09/12)
Malita Alvarene Stubblefield, 103, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. She was born Oct. 10, 1908, in Marion, Ill., to John S. and Rosa Lee Cockrum Provart. She and Robert Paul Stubblefield were married Dec. 23, 1941, in Goldsboro, N.C. He preceded her in death July 11, 1992...
Oralea Mathis (02/09/12)
Oralea P. Mathis, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born June 11, 1935, in Zalma, Mo., to William McKinley and Ora Jane Moore Prater. She and Billie Gene Mathis were married Sept. 4, 1954, at Marble Hill, Mo. He died March 30, 1999...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/9/12 (02/09/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Jackson police and fire reports 2/9/12 (02/09/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday:...
Out of the past 2/9/12 (02/09/12)
Construction is underway at the site of a new extended care facility at North Main Street and Park Drive; the 16-bed center, which will treat alcohol and drug addiction, will open by the end of April or start of May. BENTON, Mo. -- The Scott County Commission decides to place a quarter-cent capital improvement sales tax on the April 7 ballot; it would help fund the operation of the county landfill while county officials explore more long-term waste-disposal options...
The case for a strong Congress (02/09/12)
Congress is an easy target; frustration with bipartisan failure is at an all-time high, with Capitol Hill's approval ratings lower than that of an Occupy Wall Streeter at a Chamber of Commerce dinner. Presidential candidates routinely rail against Congress, with President Obama's re-election campaign based on the (fortunate) refusal of Congress to impose even more spending, higher taxes and greater regulation...
Model program (02/09/12)
An education initiative that started in Cape Girardeau has proved to be a model program that communities across the country may soon adopt. The ABC Education Initiative, which started in 2006 in Cape Girardeau, is a mentoring partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters and local school districts. ...
Get priorities straight (02/09/12)
I have come to the boiling point and must respond. I have read numerous articles regarding the dog that met its demise in Marble Hill. I in no way condone any such action that allegedly brought on the death of the pit bull, but why do people not use some common sense in the lengths we go to and the money we spend in order to protect an animal's so-called "rights"?...
Speak Out 2/9/12 (02/09/12)
Thank you to the nice lady who paid for my groceries at Schnucks on the afternoon of Jan. 31. I had read before in Speak Out of something like this happening, but I never once thought it would happen to me. I will one day pay it forward. Thank you once again, and may God bless you...
Prayer 2/9/12 (02/09/12)
O Lord Jesus, may we be intentional about sharing you with others. Amen.
Rising songwritter with hometown ties (02/09/12)
There is a young songwritter on country musics horizon that has ties to our city. Maurryn Bingham, a fiery haired fourteen year old and daughter of local artist John Bingham has been comfortably sitting in the number one and two spots on Reverbnations local charts for a period of months now. ...
Learn Cheerleading Techniques at Osage Centre (02/09/12)
For ages 6-8 years Ready to learn what it takes to be a cheerleader? This clinic teaches the fundamentals of cheering, including voice dictation, sideline cheer techniques, proper hand and foot positioning and much more. Participants will learn several cheers and have lots of fun. Fee: $16 Resident/$20 Non-Resident...
Dean's List (02/09/12)
Maryville University in St. Louis has released its Dean List for the Fall Semester of 2011. Chad Friend of rural Scott City was listed. He is a senior with a double major in Sport Business Management and Marketing. He is scheduled to graduate in Spring 2012 with a BS degree...
Country Sunset (02/09/12)
The sun set between silos on a beautiful winter evening.
Cape Middle School Fifth Graders of the Month (02/09/12)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for January are (front row from left) Matthew Diamond, Zachary Pullen, Jeffrey Bittle and Olivia Courtway-Riebling; (second row) Taylor VanAmburg and Nakyla Bird; (third row) Riley Jones and Roman Ketcherside; (fourth row) Alexis Richardson and Jacqui Lang. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
Cape Middle School Sixth Graders of the Month (02/09/12)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for January are (front row from left) Bryar Daum, September Knupp, Kylie Lane and Haillie Dodds; (second row) Lexi Gurley and Takaisha Walker; (third row) Lydia Gentry, Tyler Hafford, Jared Courtney and Nathan Patterson. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
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