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Stories from Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cape Girardeau, owner still disagree what to do about Wiggery building (03/07/12)
A downtown building owner and the city of Cape Girardeau are still at odds over the future of a historic Main Street building. At a condemnation hearing in November, John Wyman, owner of the building at 101 N. Main St., was ordered by the city's building supervisor to come back to the city with preliminary repair plans...
Assault suspect shoots self in public view after Cape Girardeau police chase (03/07/12)
An intense police chase Tuesday afternoon ended with the man suspected of assaulting a woman along a Cape Girardeau trail shooting
Two women arrested for Taco Bell robberies (03/07/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Two Poplar Bluff woman were arrested for robbing two Taco Bell restaurants. Brittany M. Cannon, 20, and Stephanie N. Parkison, 26, were arrested Tuesday in Poplar Bluff for allegedly robbing a Dexter, Mo., Taco Bell. While being interviewed about the armed robbery, Parkison confessed to the Dexter robbery and a similar one last week in Poplar Bluff, said Poplar Bluff deputy chief Jeff Rolland...
Shelley Keeney files for new 145th House District seat (03/07/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Rep. Shelley Keeney, R-Marble Hill, has filed to run for a third term in the Missouri House, where she said she hopes to continue to promote issues that she thinks are important to her conservative constituents. Keeney, 32, so far is the only candidate interested in the new 145th District, which was shuffled in light of redistricting that was prompted by the 2010 census population data. ...
Cape Girardeau deer committee recommends urban hunting (03/07/12)
A Cape Girardeau city committee appointed to study controlling the urban deer population voted to recommend an urban hunting program to the city council. The committee voted 4-1 to encourage the city council to adopt a program that would allow bow hunting on private land within the city limits. Landowners would have to allow hunting on their land, under the program...
Record number of students compete in regional science fair (03/07/12)
Students from area junior and senior high schools went in droves to the Show Me Center Tuesday to bring their ideas about science in front of the region and a panel of judges for the 56th Annual Southeast Missouri Regional Science Fair. This year's fair had the largest ever number of participants, with 462 students from 33 schools...
Autopsy indicates no foul play in missing Cape Girardeau man's death (03/07/12)
There was no indication of foul play in the death of a man whose body was found in the Diversion Channel on Monday, an autopsy revealed Tuesday. Bobby Hennecke, 59, had been missing since Jan. 15, and a fisherman found his body Monday. Authorities identified the man as Hennecke after they found his wallet on the body...
Weather service confirms tornado hit Cape Girardeau County (03/07/12)
Results of a National Weather Service damage survey show the storm that hit Cape Girardeau County Feb. 29 contained an EF2 tornado. The National Weather Service reports the tornado's 32-mile path stretched from Oak Ridge to Giant City State Park in extreme southeast Jackson County in Southern Illinois...
City to recognize completion of Big Bend, Bloomfield projects (03/07/12)
They caused motorists to grumble at times, but Cape Girardeau officials said Tuesday they think any hassle caused by two recently completed road projects was worth it. Two ribbon cuttings are scheduled this month to recognize the completion of road-enhancement projects for Bloomfield and Big Bend roads, beginning at 11:30 a.m. today along Big Bend Road between Johnson and Fifth streets. The Bloomfield Road event is set for 1:30 p.m. March 20...
Sheriff: Crime committed in Chaffee dog shooting (03/07/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter believes there is a criminal element to the case of the dog that was shot in Chaffee by city officials last month. The Scott County Sheriff's Department investigated complaints from the Elfrink family that claimed their missing dog had been shot by Chaffee police, Walter said. The department turned its findings over to Scott County prosecutor Paul Boyd, who turned the case over to a special prosecutor, his office confirmed Tuesday...
Local Zontas to mark women's progress Thursday (03/07/12)
Local members of the Zonta Club will wear yellow roses Thursday to mark International Women's Day and Zonta Rose Day. International Women's Day is a global celebration of the progress made toward achieving equality for women. Zonta Rose Day allows Zonta clubs around the world to raise awareness in their communities of their organization's mission to advance the status of women worldwide...
Candidate questionnaire: Linda Reinwald-Pickup (03/07/12)
NAME: Linda Reinwald-Pickup AGE: 58 PLACE OF BIRTH: Marshall, Missouri SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Dr. Harry W. Pickup III, daughters Suzi Reinwald and Dana Reinwald-Proffer, stepson Christopher Pickup, stepdaughter Sharon Pickup-Thompson OCCUPATION: Retired Teacher; Independent Distributor of Young Living Oils: Raindrop Practitioner...
Mo. Senate endorses open meetings on redistricting (03/07/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- New redistricting efforts for the Missouri Legislature would be conducted in public under a proposal endorsed by senators. Officials responsible for drawing the districts for the 34-member Senate and 163-member House held some private discussions while considering maps...
I-55 in Ste. Gen Co. reduced for pavement repairs (03/07/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- North- and southbound Interstate 55 from Route N/J at Ozora, Mo., to the Jefferson County line in Ste. Genevieve County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs...
County Road 589 in Stoddard County closed for pipe replacement (03/07/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- County Road 589 at the intersection of U.S. 60 in Stoddard County will be closed today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert pipe under the roadway. Weather permitting, work will be done from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Mo. House backs stiffer penalties for baby deaths (03/07/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - People who injure or kill a baby by shaking the child could face tougher penalties under legislation moving through the Missouri House. The House has endorsed a measure expanding Missouri's child abuse law to specifically cover causing a baby's death or injury by shaking...
Missouri Democrats object to Limbaugh honor (03/07/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The decision of the Missouri House speaker to induct Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians is drawing objections from the chamber's Democrats. A letter signed Tuesday by 48 House Democrats says the conservative radio talk show host is unworthy of the honor. The letter asks Speaker Steve Tilley to abandon the decision he made months ago to add Limbaugh to the circle of bronze busts in the state Capitol...
Mo. senator seeks to expand elder abuse law (03/07/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri senator wants the state to expand its law on elder abuse by adding language to protecting older citizens from financial exploitation. Sen. Kevin Engler is proposing to make it a crime for those with authority over an elderly person to take advantage of the older person's state of mind for financial gain. The legislation would apply to people who have guardianship, power of attorney or some other financial management role for seniors...
Mo. Democratic leader no longer working for party (03/07/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri Democratic Party leader is no longer working for the state party. Matt Teter last month was placed on unpaid leave as the party's executive director while St. Louis police were investigating allegations of a domestic assault. The Missouri Democratic Party said Monday that Teter stopped working for the party this past Friday. It is looking for a new executive director...
Mo. Senate leaders opposed cut to blind aid (03/07/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican Senate leaders say they won't go along with a Missouri House plan to eliminate a state aid program for the blind. The House Budget Committee opened hearings Monday on a proposed budget that would get rid of a $28 million blind aid program to help avoid cuts that Gov. Jay Nixon had proposed for public colleges and universities...
Corps: Missouri River reservoirs ready for runoff (03/07/12)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the Missouri River reservoirs have begun the spring runoff season with slightly more space than the normal amount for flood control storage. The corps says that as of Thursday, the system storage had an extra 300,000 acre-feet of storage...
President Obama: I don't know what's in Limbaugh's heart (03/07/12)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he called a Georgetown law student who was labeled a "slut" by radio host Rush Limbaugh because he doesn't want people who speak their mind about policy issues to be discouraged or attacked. Asked to comment on Limbaugh's apology, Obama said he doesn't know "what's in Rush Limbaugh's heart."...
New iPad expected to have modest upgrades (03/07/12)
NEW YORK -- Apple is expected to reveal a new iPad model today, with a sharper screen and perhaps an option for faster wireless broadband. The upgrades are relatively minor, but the iPad is secure in its position as the king of tablets. As usual, Apple has kept the features of the new device secret. ...
Dow falls more than 200 points (03/07/12)
Stocks suffered their biggest losses in three months Tuesday, the first hiccup in a strong and steady rally to start the year. Wall Street worried about the global economy and waited while Greece pressured the last investors to sign on for its bailout...
Hackers busted after one becomes FBI informant (03/07/12)
NEW YORK -- The shadowy underworld of Internet hackers was rocked by news Tuesday that one of the world's most-wanted and most-feared computer vandals has been an FBI informant for months and helped authorities build a case against five alleged comrades...
Santorum takes three states to Romney's five (03/07/12)
It appears that when Rick Santorum steps to the lectern in Cape Girardeau on Saturday night, he will still be solidly in the running as a potential GOP challenger for Democratic President Barack Obama. While Mitt Romney squeezed out a win in pivotal Ohio, captured four other states with ease and padded his delegate lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, he was forced to share the Super Tuesday spotlight with Rick Santorum, who won three states...
81-year-old R.I. woman wins $336.4M Powerball (03/07/12)
CRANSTON, R.I. -- An 81-year-old woman from Newport won last month's $336.4 million Powerball jackpot, sleeping with the winning ticket in her Bible before coming forward to claim the sixth-largest U.S. prize on Tuesday, a family representative said...
Today in History (03/07/12)
Today is Wednesday, March 7, the 67th day of 2012. There are 299 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 7, 1912, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen arrived in Hobart, Australia, where he dispatched telegrams announcing his success in leading the first expedition to the South Pole the previous December...
Nuclear talks with Iran to resume (03/07/12)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Efforts to find a diplomatic solution to Iran's disputed nuclear program appeared to get a boost Tuesday when world powers agreed to a new round of talks with Tehran, and Iran gave permission for inspectors to visit a site suspected of secret atomic work...
East Libya declares semiautonomy (03/07/12)
BENGHAZI, Libya -- Tribal leaders and militia commanders declared oil-rich eastern Libya a semiautonomous state Tuesday, a unilateral move that the interim head of state called a "dangerous" conspiracy by Arab nations to tear the country apart six months after the fall of Moammar Gadhafi...
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: Scott City's Zach Cotner (03/07/12)
Senior Zach Cotner gave coach Mark Dannenmueller a big hug after the Scott City boys basketball team captured the Class 3 District 3 title. "I don't even know how to explain it," Cotner said. "I've never felt this way before in my life. This is a great feeling."...
Scott County Central boys basketball team thwarts Risco again (03/07/12)
DEXTER, Mo. -- There was still 1 minute, 20 seconds left on the clock when LaMarcus Steward walked over to teammate Dominique Porter in the backcourt while their opponent shot a free throw. The outcome of Scott County Central's Class 1 sectional against Risco had been decided long before, so the two seniors took a moment to assess what soon would be a 100-76 victory...
Delta girls basketball season ends in Class 1 sectional (03/07/12)
Delta fell to hot-shooting Naylor 48-23 in the Class 1 girls playoff game
Southeast Missouri State tennis team loses home opener to SIUC (03/07/12)
The Southeast Missouri State women's tennis team lost its home opener Tuesday, 6-1 against SIU Carbondale. The Salukis (6-1) won five of six singles matches and swept the three doubles matches to earn the doubles point. Southeast (1-4) notched its lone victory when Heather Robinson defeated Aridna Cairo Baza 6-4, 6-4 at No. 5 singles...
Southeast Missouri State baseball team loses homestand finale 22-11 (03/07/12)
The Redhawks belted five home runs in the loss to Saint Louis
Colts announce Peyton Manning's release (03/07/12)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts ended their successful partnership with a tearful goodbye Wednesday, when team owner Jim Irsay released the star quarterback rather than pay a whopping $28 million bonus while there are lingering questions about his health...
Blues beat Chicago 5-1, claim a share of NHL points lead (03/07/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Jaroslav Halak won his sixth consecutive start to match a career best, and St. Louis' penalty killers ran their streak to 32 stops in a row, lifting the Blues to the top of the NHL with a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night...
Cardinals fall to 0-2 in spring games (03/07/12)
St. Louis prospect Matt Adams belted a grand slam in an 8-6 loss to the Mets
Smart weeding: Some planning now can save time and back strain (03/07/12)
Hand weeding is one of the most demanding chores in gardening, but it doesn't have to be that way. Mulching, spraying, plant crowding and inexpensive stand-up tools can ease much of the back-straining work. And the time to plan for it is now, before you use any of that homemade compost or build your budget for planting supplies...
Spreading rock on your garden can help feed soil (03/07/12)
If you feel like getting out in the garden, now is as good a time as any to spread rock on the ground. Or not (more on that later). You say your ground already has enough rocks in it? True enough, but the rock I'm talking about is a powder, and is likely a different kind of rock from what you already have...
CrossRoads church sells cookbooks for improvements (03/07/12)
CrossRoads Church near Jackson has a new cookbook for sale: "CrossRoads Family Recipes: From Our Family To Yours." The proceeds of the sale of this book will go toward church and grounds improvements. There are 182 pages of recipes and a nice section in the back of the book with additional recipes, nutritional tips, household hints, kid's kitchen crafts and gifts from the kitchen with a new look that I had not seen before. ...
'Mary Poppins,' 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' composer dies at age 86 (03/07/12)
LONDON -- How do you sum up the work of songwriter Robert B. Sherman? Try one word: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." The tongue-twisting term, sung by magical nanny Mary Poppins, is like much of Sherman's work -- both complex and instantly memorable, for child and adult alike. Once heard, it was never forgotten...
Lena Campbell (03/07/12)
Lena Campbell, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Feb. 27, 1945, in Tillatoba, Miss., to the late Jake and Mary Smith Brock. She is survived by her husband, Hershel Campbell; five children, Greg, Kenneth and Rose Campbell, Delia Douthit and Carolin Campbell, all of Cape Girardeau...
Sharlene Lewis (03/07/12)
Sharlene Danielle Lewis, 27, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. She was born June 29, 1984, in St. Louis. Sharlene was strong, independent and full of life. She had a great laugh and a huge smile that could light up a room...
Ila Niswonger (03/07/12)
Ila L. Niswonger, 90, of Jackson passed away Monday, March 5, 2012, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 1, 1921, near Randles, daughter of John Thomas and Sara Jane Eddleman Winkler. She and Charles William Niswonger were married May 10, 1945. He passed away April 13, 1980...
Robert Lawrence (03/07/12)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Robert M. Lawrence, 77, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Saturday, March 3, 2012, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was born Feb. 21, 1935, in Essex, Mo. He attended school in Advance, and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1958...
Sandra Benne (03/07/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Sandra Kay Benne, 63, of Marble Hill died Saturday, March 3, 2012. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to service time March 16 at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. March 16 at the funeral home...
Virginia Fenimore (03/07/12)
Virginia Fenimore, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Ratliff Care Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ronald Freeman (03/07/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Ronald Freeman, 74, of Chaffee died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict. There is no service. Burial will be in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield...
Joyce Kain (03/07/12)
Joyce Kain, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Dec. 3, 1942, in Commerce, Mo., to Robert Lawrence and Lillie Vern Rommel Swan. She and Charles A. Kain were married Aug. 18, 1962, in Cape Girardeau. He died June 13, 1995...
Larry Knupp Jr. (03/07/12)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. — Larry Wayne Knupp Jr., 36, of Olive Branch died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Velma Jackson (03/07/12)
Velma Ruth Jackson, 90, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at the Lutheran Home. She was born April 17, 1921, in Vanduser, Mo., daughter of Thomas F. and Bertha R. Robinson Irvin. She and Willard Eugene Hankins were married June 13, 1938, in Vanduser. She and Finnas Andrew "Bill" Jackson were married Aug. 18, 1951. He passed away June 25, 1979...
Robert Stuhlman (03/07/12)
Robert L. Stuhlman, 81, formerly of Perryville, Mo., died Monday, March 5, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. There is no service. Announcement by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
James Tanner (03/07/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- James A. Tanner, 90, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. He was born Dec. 26, 1921, in Portageville, Mo., to the late Benjamin and Lillie Mae Bodi Tanner. He worked as a carpenter more than 50 years. On June 20, 1942, in Sikeston, he married Martha Jane Stoner, who preceded him in death Dec. 17, 2003...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/7/12 (03/07/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police and fire report 3/7/12 (03/07/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 3/7/12 (03/07/12)
Central Missouri State sank Southeast Missouri State University's hopes for basketball glory, as the Jennies trim the Otahkians 64-62 in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II South Central Regional at Houck Field house; the disappointment follows on the heels of the Indians' tournament elimination in Amarillo, Texas, yesterday at the hands of Delta State 90-84...
Where there's smoke, there's community (03/07/12)
By Dr. Barbara Kohlfeld and staff On behalf of the staff of Barbara Blanchard Elementary School in Cape Girardeau, I wish to gratefully acknowledge all of the many people who assisted us after a fire at the school Dec. 6. We appreciate the valiant efforts of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department as they responded to the situation. ...
Limbaugh rhetoric and the national dialogue (03/07/12)
I wonder how Rush Limbaugh the man wrestles with Rush Limbaugh the entertainer. I wonder if the man ponders his legacy; if he ever, in his quiet moments, considers how he'll be remembered. I wonder if the man ever considers how he is being thought of in his hometown here in Cape Girardeau. I wonder how often the entertainer thinks about his last name and the brilliant Limbaugh lawyers who came before him...
Candidate filings (03/07/12)
Election season is in full gear. Last Tuesday, the first day candidates could file to run in the August primary election, a number of individuals officially threw their hats in the ring. This year's slew of candidates in Cape Girardeau County was largely due to open races for public administrator and assessor. ...
Prayer 3/7/12 (03/07/12)
O Heavenly Father, gracious Lord, thank you for your provision. Amen.
Heartland Writer's Guild to Meet (03/07/12)
The Heartland Writer's Guild (HWG) will meet at 2pm on Sunday, March 18th in the Steck House, next door to the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. You may park on the church parking lot for easier access (fewer steps) through the back door of the house...
Girl Scouts Celebrates 100 Years (03/07/12)
Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland - with members throughout central and southern Missouri, southeast Kansas, and northeast Oklahoma - joins Girl Scouts around the country to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts in 2012. March 12, 2012 will mark 100 years from the day that the first Girl Scout troop was established in the United States...
Louder Than Before Concert (03/07/12)
Music is the universal language of love. Music can inspire every age and religion. St.Vincent De Paul Parish Perryville, Missouri is hosting a free concert for all ages and faiths. This is the first of its kind. Concert will be streamed live over the Internet.I anticipate a crowd of 6 to 8 thousand people. St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, and surrounding area are invited. Loving others is a simple solution, to a complicated world. Connect to concert @ www.livebvideo.com...
Hawks in Transition (H.I.T. Team) (03/07/12)
One of the goals of the H.I.T. Team is to increase special needs students' comfort with interacting with regular education students. To accomplish this goal, the Peer Partnership Program was implemented by Steven Nation and Laurel Bush. Regular education students are mentors to special needs students. They meet on a weekly basis. During the meetings students work on social activities that help the students get to know each other. PPP allows the students to grow and interact with their mentors...
Blake DeWitt (03/07/12)
Went to a Spring Training game at the Chicago Cubs training camp in Mesa, AZ. on March 5th 2012. The Cubs played the Oakland A's. Oakland won 8 to 7, but Blake hit a homerun and scored twice.
Mixing 10 donates to Relay For Life (03/07/12)
Mixing 10 and Relay For Life hosted a joint fundraiser on March 2nd and 3rd. A total of $2280 was raised from cover charge and 10% of sales.
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