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Stories from Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rediger: Deer hunting in Cape limits not a foregone conclusion (03/15/12)
Mayor Harry Rediger did his best to assuage fears Wednesday night that the Cape Girardeau City Council has already made up its mind to allow deer hunting in the city limits. Rediger told the group that vehemently opposes allowing hunters to shoot deer in town using bow and arrows that the council has yet to make a decision. Rediger attended the Cape Friends of Wildlife meeting to listen, but interjected when someone said that the "the writing is on the wall."...
Cape police hoping more use bike registration program (03/15/12)
While Cape Girardeau cyclists took to the streets to ride in Wednesday's warm weather, dozens of bicycles sat unused in the basement of a police-owned building. The bicycles have rightful owners, and most are in good condition but still sit in a dark, mud-filled basement. ...
Cape assault suspect who shot himself had lengthy criminal record (03/15/12)
When Sean M. Smith shot himself in the head last week in front of several Cape Girardeau police officers, it was nowhere near his first encounter with law enforcement.
Ellington father, son free after being charged with stealing trees (03/15/12)
ELLINGTON, Mo. -- Father and son loggers from Ellington are free on bond after being charged earlier this month with stealing nearly 440 trees in 2011. Lonnie L. Cowin, 49, and his son, Levi John Cowin, 27, were charged with felony stealing. According to Reynolds County deputy Burl Campbell's probable-cause affidavit, the Cowins "entered upon real property belonging to Randy Jensen and removed 439 trees … valued at $104,439.50."...
Cape Planning and Zoning Commission recommends against carwash, rezoning (03/15/12)
Rezoning needed for a carwash planned near the intersection of Perryville Road and Lexington Avenue was not recommended for approval Wednesday by the Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission. The final decision on the rezoning request will be up to the city council to make at its March 19 meeting...
After weight loss, Boyd says ‘time is now' to run for House (03/15/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- When Neal E. Boyd dropped out of his bid for a Missouri House seat last October citing weight concerns, he thought he was only putting his political debut on hold for a year or two as he went about the work of getting healthy. But now, just over four months later, the 2008 "America's Got Talent" winner and Sikeston, Mo., native says he's ready, 65 pounds lighter and primed to launch his campaign for the state legislature...
Cape Girardeau police investigate business break-in (03/15/12)
Cape Girardeau police are investigating the theft of an air conditioner and the attempted theft of an air-compressor from a local business Tuesday morning. Police responded to Patrick Furniture, 106 S. Broadview St., at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday after someone damaged an air compressor while trying to steal it. The person was able to steal an air conditioning unit from one of the business' windows, police spokesman Darin Hickey said...
Pachyderms to host Cape County assessor candidate forum (03/15/12)
A local candidates forum set for tonight will feature the three Republicans who hope to take over for the retiring Cape Girardeau County Assessor Jerry Reynolds. The Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club has announced that this is the first of several candidate forums that later will include candidates for public administrator, county commissioner, state Senate, state representative and statewide offices, said Scott R. Clark, the club's vice president and program chairman...
Online service helps Sikeston students, teachers (03/15/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- An online subscription service is helping Sikeston teachers and students communicate safely while adhering to district policy. Michelle Gilmer, district technology coordinator, briefed school board members on the service during their regular meeting Tuesday...
No injuries from school bus accident in Cape (03/15/12)
No one was injured when a school bus carrying six children was struck by a car whose driver fell asleep at the wheel Wednesday. Around 9 a.m. Wednesday, a Mercedes passenger car rear-ended the school bus at the intersection of Sprigg Street and Highway 74, Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Darin Hickey said. The driver had fallen asleep at the wheel and will receive a summons, Hickey said...
Candidate questionnaire: Daneke` Murphy (03/15/12)
NAME: Deneke' Murphy AGE: 41 PLACE OF BIRTH: Sikeston, Missouri SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Ken Murphy (spouse); Morgan Murphy (daughter - 9th grade); Connor Murphy (daughter - 7th grade); Brady Murphy (son - 4th grade) OCCUPATION: Director of Children's Ministries...
Candidate questionnaire: Gary Miller (03/15/12)
NAME: Gary Miller AGE: 68 PLACE OF BIRTH: Scott City, Mo/Cape St Francis Hospital SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Gail Miller (spouse) David, Charles, Jennifer and Matthew Miller OCCUPATION: Retired Operations Management 39 yrs SSW/SP/UP Railroad EMPLOYER:...
600 expected at Occupy the Midwest conference in St. Louis (03/15/12)
ST. LOUIS -- This week's Occupy the Midwest gathering in St. Louis is more than a reawakening of the movement that took hold last fall -- it is illustrative of the next phase of the effort, organizers and participants said Wednesday. At least 600 people from nearly 20 cities, mostly Midwestern but some from as far away as New England, are expected for the conference. It runs today through Sunday and will begin with a march to the Gateway Arch at 5 p.m. today...
Activists urge longer look at Missouri nuclear plant (03/15/12)
FULTON, Mo. -- Environmental activists want the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to take a longer look at Ameren Missouri's request for a 20-year license renewal at the state's only nuclear power plant. The federal agency held a sparsely attended public meeting Wednesday afternoon in Fulton on Ameren's license renewal application for the Callaway plant. ...
Illinois to recalculate storm damage cost for FEMA (03/15/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has given Illinois more time to recalculate the tornado damage to southern parts of the state to bolster its push to reverse the denial of aid, Sen. Dick Durbin said on Wednesday. FEMA administrator Craig Fugate made the concession after meeting with representatives of Illinois' congressional delegation led by Durbin, who had called FEMA's withholding of aid in the wake of the Feb. ...
Blagojevich offers last words on last day free (03/15/12)
CHICAGO -- Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich embraced the public spotlight one last time Wednesday, claiming on the day before he reports to prison that he always believed what he did was legal and expressing faith that an appeal of his corruption convictions will succeed...
U.S., U.K. shifting to advisory role in Afghan mission (03/15/12)
WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the United States and Britain outlined plans Wednesday to shift the NATO war effort in Afghanistan toward a back-seat advisory role while Afghan forces increasingly take the lead, but stressed that the two nations remain committed to the mission there...
Thieves rolling Tide detergent out of stores (03/15/12)
WASHINGTON -- When police in suburban Washington raided the home of a suspected drug dealer last fall, they found the cocaine, all right, but also something unusual on the man's shelves: nearly 20 large bottles of liquid Tide laundry detergent...
Obama: US, UK committed to Afghan mission (03/15/12)
WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the United States and Britain outlined plans Wednesday to shift the NATO war effort in Afghanistan toward a back-seat advisory role while Afghan forces increasingly take the lead, but stressed that the two nations remain committed to the mission there...
Romney touts million-vote gap as evidence of appeal (03/15/12)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Rick Santorum holds up his latest two upsets as evidence that GOP front-runner Mitt Romney is "fundamentally flawed." But Romney said Wednesday he's won a million more votes than Santorum in the presidential nominating contest and that should prove his widespread appeal...
Goldman exec resigns with harsh farewell (03/15/12)
NEW YORK -- Goldman Sachs, arguably the most storied investment bank on Wall Street, has been compared to a money-sucking vampire squid and called the evil empire of finance. On Wednesday it got a different kind of black eye -- delivered by one of its own...
Jury finds Virginia Tech negligent in 2007 shootings (03/15/12)
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. -- A jury found Virginia Tech negligent Wednesday for waiting to warn students about a gunman during a 2007 campus massacre that left 33 dead. Jurors deliberated for 3 1/2 hours before siding with the parents of two students who were killed April 16, 2007, in the most deadly mass shooting in modern U.S. ...
Today in History (03/15/12)
Today is Thursday, March 15, the 75th day of 2012. There are 291 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 15, 1972, "The Godfather," Francis Ford Coppola's epic gangster movie based on the Mario Puzo novel and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, premiered in New York...
Switzerland bus crash kills 28, most of them children (03/15/12)
SIERRE, Switzerland -- A tour bus carrying schoolchildren home from a class trip slammed head-on into a tunnel wall in the Swiss Alps, killing 22 Belgian students and six adults. As authorities tried Wednesday to piece together what happened, parents, classmates and rescue workers struggled to grasp the turn of events. Only days earlier, the children had updated a blog about the highlights of their adventure: ravioli and meatball dinners, cable-car rides and singalongs...
Rebels in Syria lack guns, money after defeats (03/15/12)
BEIRUT -- Two significant defeats at the hands of Syrian government troops have exposed the limitations of the country's rebel forces: They are low on cash, running out of weapons and facing a fiercely loyal military that will fight to the death...
Exceeding expectations: Dominique Porter leads Scott County Central boys basketball team back to final four (03/15/12)
It wasn't long after the Scott County Central Braves won their third consecutive state title a year ago that Dominique Porter changed his focus to winning a fourth consecutive championship during his senior season.
Scott County Central boys basketball team to face Glasgow in Class 1 state semifinal (03/15/12)
A preview of the Class 1 state semifinal boys basketball game between Scott County Central and Glasgow.
Arkansas-Little Rock baseball team ambushes Southeast Missouri State's pitching (03/15/12)
The Arkansas-Little Rock baseball team defeated Southeast Missouri State 16-2 on Wednesday.
Southeast Missouri State roundup: Stone earns all-region first-team honors in men's basketball (03/15/12)
News from around the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics
Lynn performs well for Cardinals in first start of spring (03/15/12)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Lance Lynn's three scoreless innings against Houston on Wednesday reassured St. Louis manager Mike Matheny that the 24-year-old is the right choice to temporarily replace Chris Carpenter should the veteran prove not ready for the start of the season...
Rams, Redskins finalize blockbuster deal (03/15/12)
ST. LOUIS -- New St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead called it a nice coincidence that the team dealt the second pick of the draft before the beginning of free agency. On Wednesday, the Rams and Redskins finalized the trade that showed the level of Washington's desperation to make sure it can take quarterback Robert Griffin III, expected to go with the second pick. ...
Hooked on Science: Burning money without destroying it (03/15/12)
If money burns a hole in your pocket, you can actually light a dollar bill without burning the money. STEP 2: Using the tongs, dip the dollar bill into the water and rubbing alcohol mixture for 30 seconds. STEP 3: Holding the dollar bill with the tongs, use the grill lighter to ignite the dollar bill. Make sure you keep the fire away from the water and rubbing alcohol mixture...
who's neXt 3/15/12 (03/15/12)
SCHOLARSHIPS HONORS, ACHIEVEMENTS -- From staff reports Brandon Shemonia...
neXt up 3/15/12 (03/15/12)
"21 Jump Street," rated R @ Cape West 14 Cine "Book Club with Chris Matthews" @ Cape West 14 Cine 7:30 p.m. March 20 only "Ken Davis Fully Alive" @ Cape West 14 Cine 7 p.m. March 22 only SATURDAY Sunday NEXT WEEK "Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City" PS3, X360...
Cape team raises funds with bunting event (03/15/12)
Cape Girardeau Central High School baseball players may have been seen out and about in recent weeks promising their bunting skills will improve -- and all they want in return is a little bit of money. Tigers coach Steve Williams said players approach friends, teachers, neighbors and businesses at the beginning of each season to raise funds for expenses the school's budget can't pay for, such as food while on the road to away games, nights spent in hotels while playing in out-of-town tournaments, needed equipment and replacement uniforms.. ...
Roger Suedekum (03/15/12)
Roger H. Suedekum, 68, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at his home. He was born March 30, 1943, in Cape Girardeau to Herbert and Elaine Niemeier Suedekum. He and Linda Rigsby were married May 15, 1971, at Dexter, Mo. Roger was a graduate of Central High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in business from Southeast Missouri State University...
Joseph Faust (03/15/12)
Joseph Roger Faust, 77, of Greenwood, Ind., died Monday, March 12, 2012. He was born Dec. 27, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, son of Delbert J. and Aleta M. Stevens Faust. He and Carol Sue Dorris were married April 10, 1954. She preceded him in death Nov. 27, 2007...
Joyce Seesing (03/15/12)
Joyce K. Seesing, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at the Lutheran Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Cathedral. Entombment will be in Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum...
Births 3/15/12 (03/15/12)
Twin son and daughter to Mark A. Pennebaker and Caitlin R. Bollinger of Millersville, Southeast Hospital, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. Hunter A. was born at 2:53 p.m. and weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Aubree E. was born at 2:54 p.m. and weighed 4 pounds, 6 ounces. First son and second daughter. Ms. Bollinger is the daughter of Joe and Vivian Bollinger of Millersville. Pennebaker is the son of Robbie and Lee Anne Pennebaker of Daisy. He is employed at Rent-A-Center...
Jackson police and fire report 3/15/12 (03/15/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/15/12 (03/15/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Cape Girardeau fire report 3/15/12 (03/15/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Out of the past 3/15/12 (03/15/12)
Ken Wilson speaks at the morning service at First Assembly of God Church in Jackson; he has been actively involved in many areas of Christian evangelism, beginning his ministry working for Teen Challenge. The St. Andrew Lutheran Church Board of Directors has approved a bid for the construction of an activity building east of the existing church structures at 804 N. Cape Rock Drive; the free-standing building will house a gym, classrooms, game room, snack room and other facilities...
Home, Garden Show (03/15/12)
Now in its 32nd year, the Southeast Missouri Home Builders Association's Home and Garden Show returns to the Show Me Center this weekend. More than 100 exhibits are planned for the three-day event, and special show-only pricing and many giveaways will also be available. All three days the Smokin Brothers Championship BBQ Team will be providing cooking classes, and the team will be available throughout the weekend to answer your BBQ questions...
Speak Out 3/15/12 (03/15/12)
IT looks like the city officials of Cape Girardeau are only interested in the casino boat. They are not interested in trying to fix the streets. I read in the paper recently where someone was irritated because they are doing a roundabout whenever most all the streets in Cape Girardeau are pathetic. There are pot holes everywhere. Broadway, Independence Street, William Street, Lexington Avenue, all the main streets in Cape Girardeau are pathetic, and it is sad...
Prayer 3/15/12 (03/15/12)
O Lord Jesus, we praise you, for your grace is more than enough. Amen.
Paid Election Letter: Purcell files as a Republican (03/15/12)
Dear Editor, Like Ronald Reagan used to say, "Well, there you go again." Jay Purcell, the man of a thousand faces. The man who publicly announced on his blogs, and in the public media, that he would run as an independent, has now filed as a Republican. Could he not decide which side of the fence he was on? Did he conveniently forget what he had said? He publicly wanted a divorce from the Republican Party, and it was granted to him!...
Guinea Pig Love (03/15/12)
ęCopyright by Jeannette Gardner (March, 2012) I never really knew how smart guinea pigs are, and that they can actually have you wrapped around their little finger by their cute demands. We adopted two guinea pigs, mother and daughter of 1 and 3 years old in October of 2011. ...
Cape Nature Center Hosts Baby Animals Presentation (03/15/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- A recent Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center event "Baby Animals" welcomed guests of all ages to learn what they can do if they come across a seemingly abandoned wild baby animal. A presentation and question and answer session was given by John Watkins, founder of the nonprofit organization Watkins Wildlife Rehab (WWR)...
Toy Train Program Cheers Up Sick Kids (03/15/12)
Traci Taylor died 12 years ago after a 13-year battle with leukemia. But her compassionate spirit lives on through the Toy Train program she conceived to provide stuffed animals, toys, games and books to cheer up children in Southeast Hospital's Pediatrics Unit...
March 14 Hail NW Millersville area (03/15/12)
This is the biggest we have seen - it happened Wednesday Afternoon March 14th. Weatherman said up to Walnut size my husband said.
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