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Stories from Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cape to further study best way to manage deer (03/20/12)
A no-feed ordinance, more signs in heavy crossing areas and making certain exceptions to fencing restrictions. The Cape Girardeau City Council reached a consensus Monday night on these suggestions by a city committee to help curb problems caused by the growing number of deer in the city limits...
Bond issue for new elementary before Jackson voters (03/20/12)
Casting a vote for or against a proposition to build a new elementary school will take consideration in several areas when Jackson voters head to the polls two weeks from today. The Jackson School District wants to use bonds to pay for construction of an approximately $16 million new school on North Lacey Street that supporters of the proposition say will alleviate overcrowding in other schools and traffic congestion, allow for growth in the future and help the district meet demand for early childhood education services.. ...
Cape school board awards contracts for demolition of old Franklin school (03/20/12)
Bids for demolition of the soon-to-be old Franklin Elementary School and site improvements for the new school were approved during the Cape Girardeau School Board meeting Monday. Board members approved awarding a $171,600 contract to Premier Demolition Inc. ...
Union Pacific steam engine to make return trip to Southeast Missouri (03/20/12)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A Union Pacific steam engine that made stops in Southeast Missouri last year as part of a special tour with return this spring. Union Pacific's steam locomotive No. 844 is traveling from Cheyenne, Wyo., to Marion, Ark., this month, pulling a special 150th anniversary Civil War troop train with nearly 300 Civil War historians from the Midwest on their journey to participate in the 150th anniversary Battle of Shiloh re-enactment...
Cape County extends Magnet contract for two years (03/20/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission on Monday passed a motion to extend the county's contract with Cape Girardeau Area Magnet for two years in order to help the business recruitment organization create stability while it hires a new executive director...
Jackson to look into rust, hard water complaints (03/20/12)
Jackson city administrator Jim Roach promised the city would work to solve problems with damaging rust and hard water reported by a handful of residents. Brenda Wood of Royal Drive in Jackson showed towels ruined by rusty water and a water filter that should have lasted six months that had to be replaced after only two weeks to city officials in the board of aldermen meeting Monday night...
Perryville releases names of employees investigated for property theft (03/20/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Perryville officials have released the names of six city workers investigated in connection to property theft that resulted in the firing of four employees, including the director of public works. In closed session on Feb. 21, City Administrator Brent Buerck informed the board of aldermen that four employees allegedly took wire from a city facility to a recycling center in St. ...
Locals band together to organize party for Iraq war veterans (03/20/12)
Local veterans of the war in Iraq will be celebrated tonight in a 1940s-style victory party in Cape Girardeau.
Escaped New Madrid County inmate back in jail (03/20/12)
MINER, Mo. -- A New Madrid County Jail fugitive who escaped early Saturday was reportedly caught by authorities a few hours later in Scott County. Around 11 a.m. Saturday, 31-year-old Michael P. Blackmon was reportedly located at a hotel in Miner and taken into custody to be transported back to New Madrid. No further details regarding the incident were available...
Doniphan, Mo., man arrested for murder in Arizona (03/20/12)
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) -- A traffic stop has led to the arrest of a Missouri man in connection with the deaths of two people whose bodies were found following a house fire in northern Arizona, police said Saturday. Prescott Valley Police Sgt. Brandon Bonney said Kenneth Wayne Thompson, 28, of Doniphan was booked Friday into the Coconino County jail on counts of homicide, arson, burglary, possession of a firearm and destruction of evidence...
Cape Girardeau County murder suspect gets change of venue (03/20/12)
A Jackson man accused of murder in connection with a December fatal stabbing will now be in court in another county. On Monday a change of venue to Franklin County was granted to Ryan Harkey, who is charged with stabbing Jerry Conrad to death outside a downtown Cape Girardeau bar...
Suspect in custody in Cape McDonald's robbery attempt (03/20/12)
A 22-year-old Cape Girardeau man was in jail Monday afternoon, charged in the early-morning attempted robbery of the McDonald's on Broadway. Bobby Joe Hastings was arrested and charged with felony first-degree attempted robbery following the 1 a.m. incident. Hastings was being held at the Cape Girardeau County Jail on a $75,000 bond, according to police spokesman Darin Hickey...
Abandoned house falls on man in Bootheel town (03/20/12)
HOMESTOWN, Mo. -- A Homestown man was killed and a child injured Saturday after becoming trapped under debris of a fallen structure in Pemiscot County. According to the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department, deputies responded to the Homestown community just after 6 p.m. Saturday after a residential structure collapsed to the ground, killing 43-year-old Calvin Whitaker of Homestown and injuring a 3-year-old child...
Jackson police investigating shooting of windows at Kohlfeld Distributing (03/20/12)
Jackson police say they are back to square one as they investigate who fired shots that broke windows at Kohlfeld Distributing on East Jackson Boulevard early on March 13. Police spokesman Rodney Barnes said police initially thought they had an image of the vehicle from which the shots were fired, but after the photo was released to the public, they received a call from the driver of a Southeast Missourian delivery vehicle who identified the van as his. ...
Candidate questionnaire: Linda Eggimann (03/20/12)
Name: Linda Eggimann Age: 71 Place of birth: Cape Girardeau Spouse, children's names: Husband, Jerry Eggimann, Children:  Dirk Eggimann, Stacy Eggimann Harris, Cassie Eggimann Marshall Occupation:  Retired Teacher of 30 years in the Advance School District...
Candidate questionnaire: Dennis E. Koeberl (03/20/12)
NAME: Dennis E. Koeberl AGE: 60 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau, MO OCCUPATION: General Mechanic Lead for all University vehicles and maintenance equipment since 1995, Pest Control Technician since 1991, Retired in Jan 2012 from the Missouri Army National Guard after 41+ years of service with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4...
Candidate questionnaire: Trent Summers (03/20/12)
NAME: Trent Summers AGE: 33 PLACE OF BIRTH: I was born in Columbia Missouri and a month later was brought home to Cape Girardeau by my adoptive parents Bob and Kathy Summers. SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Wife - Kara Clark Summers; son - Clark Thomas Summers...
MoDOT schedules meeting to discuss Perry County bridge projects (03/20/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Perry Park Center to discuss upcoming bridge projects on routes H and Y in Perry County. The meeting will have an open-house format, so visitors can talk one-on-one with a member of the project team. No formal presentation will be given...
I-55 in Perry County reduced for pavement repair (03/20/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Northbound Interstate 55 from Highway 51 to Route J/P in Perry County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot restriction this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, work will begin at 7 a.m. today and will conclude by 3:30 p.m. Friday. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
I-55 in Scott County reduced to one lane for pavement work (03/20/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Southbound Interstate 55 from Route M at Scott City to Highway 77 at Benton, Mo., in Scott County will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction as contractor crews begin an asphalt overlay. Weather permitting, work will be done from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily April 2 through Oct. 15. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Mo. group drops toilet paper to protest Limbaugh (03/20/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A women's rights group wheeled hundreds of rolls of toilet paper into the Missouri Capitol to protest plans to honor conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh. A few members of the state chapter of the National Organization for Women protested briefly in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday before hauling more than 500 rolls of bath tissue up to the third floor office of House Speaker Steven Tilley, R-Perryville...
Fredericktown man sentenced in fatal overdose (03/20/12)
JACKSON, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for supplying the drugs and alcohol that led to a fatal overdose. The Park Hills Daily Journal reported Monday that 26-year-old Steven Harbour, of Fredericktown, previously pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 20-year-old Nicole Jones. She died in a Perryville hotel room last June...
Analysis: Romney, Paul camps form alliance in Missouri (03/20/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Supporters of Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Ron Paul have forged an alliance in some of Missouri's local caucuses. Rick Santorum easily won Missouri's non-binding primary last month. But he was shut out from receiving delegates at some of the local caucuses that occurred over the weekend after Romney and Paul supporters combined to advance their own slate of delegates...
Mo. House Democrats propose new ethics measure (03/20/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri House Democrats are proposing new ethics legislation after the state Supreme Court rejected the most recent law because of how it was approved. House Democrats said Monday their measure would cap donations to candidates for legislative and statewide offices at $5,000. Contributions of more than $2,000 would need to be reported within 48 hours...
Woman, 3 daughters shot to death at Mo. campground (03/20/12)
BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) -- The fatal shooting of a woman and her three young daughters, whose bodies were discovered in the middle of a remote gravel road at a Missouri resort, has been ruled a murder-suicide, a law officer said Monday. Christine Adewunmi, 37, and her daughters 8-year-old Lauren, 6-year-old Samantha and 3-year-old Kate were discovered Saturday afternoon at the Blue Springs Ranch & Resort near Bourbon, Mo., about 80 miles southwest of St. ...
Deal signed, bison going to Fort Peck in Montana (03/20/12)
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Sixty-four bison from Yellowstone National Park were due to arrive at northeast Montana's Fort Peck Reservation on Monday, under a long-stalled relocation initiative meant to repopulate parts of the West with the iconic, genetically pure animals...
Apple's dividend heralds ‘changing of the guard' for company (03/20/12)
SAN FRANCISCO -- What Would Steve Have Done? It's a question that Apple CEO Tim Cook can't escape. From the naming of the new iPad to his choice of clothing at public events, company-watchers parse Cook's every move, looking for differences between him and the company's revered founder Steve Jobs...
Court hears case on benefits for babies born after dad's death (03/20/12)
WASHINGTON -- Karen Capato used the frozen sperm of her deceased husband to conceive twins, but the government denied them Social Security benefits as their father's survivors. Her situation, more common as reproductive technology advances, had a mostly unsympathetic Supreme Court grappling Monday with the definition of "child,' inheritance law and artificial insemination...
Today in History (03/20/12)
Today is Tuesday, March 20, the 80th day of 2012. There are 286 days left in the year. Spring arrives at 1:14 a.m. Eastern time. Today's Highlight in History: On March 20, 1912, a coal mine explosion in McCurtain, Okla., claimed the lives of 73 workers...
Einstein's entire archive to be online (03/20/12)
JERUSALEM -- Albert Einstein's complete archives -- from personal correspondence with half a dozen lovers to notebooks scribbled with his groundbreaking scientific research -- are going online for the first time. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which owns the German Jewish physicist's papers, is pulling never-before seen items from its climate-controlled safe, photographing them in high resolution and posting them on the Internet -- offering the public a nuanced and fuller portrait of the man behind the scientific genius.. ...
Rabbi, 3 children slain at French Jewish school (03/20/12)
TOULOUSE, France -- A gunman on a motorbike opened fire Monday at a Jewish school, killing a rabbi and his two young sons as they waited for a bus, then chased down a 7-year-old girl, shooting her dead at point-blank range. It was the latest in a series of attacks on minorities that have raised fears of a racist killer on the loose...
Avalanche kills 5 tourists in Norway (03/20/12)
OSLO, Norway -- Five people were killed and one person was dug out alive after Swiss and French skiers were buried by an avalanche Monday on Norway's Arctic fringe. Rescuers located the victims through beacons from their radio transceivers, but only the first person they found survived, a Swiss man who was taken to a hospital in stable condition...
Jackson's Bolen mows down Scott City in baseball season opener (03/20/12)
The Jackson baseball team defeated Scott City 13-1 in the season opener for both teams Monday.
Cape Central baseball team fails to dig out of early hole vs. Kennett (03/20/12)
The Cape Central baseball team fell to Kennett 8-4 in the season opener for both teams Monday.
High school roundup: St. Vincent girls soccer team finds goal in second half vs. Cape Central (03/20/12)
All the scores from Monday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Getting home proves tough task for Southeast Missouri State baseball team (03/20/12)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team had a difficult time returning from its trip to New Mexico State.
Award little consolation for Haith, Missouri men's basketball team (03/20/12)
Missouri's Frank Haith has received a bittersweet honor. He was chosen national coach of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association three days after the Tigers flopped in the NCAA tournament. The first-year coach said Monday it has been tough moving past the upset loss to No. ...
Fisher factor persuasive in Rams' free agent signings (03/20/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Scott Wells was a Nashville high school player when Jeff Fisher took the Tennessee Titans to the Super Bowl in 1999. Wells was a Fisher fan then, and the respect has grown during eight NFL seasons. The new Rams coach was a big enough draw in free agency that the Pro Bowl center left the Green Bay Packers to join the rebuilding effort in St. Louis. The Packers were 15-1 last year, five more wins than the Rams' total from the last three seasons...
Beltran starts to find stroke in Cardinals' 4-3 victory (03/20/12)
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Carlos Beltran is more concerned with health than spring training stats. Beltran, who entered with a .190 average in eight exhibition games, hit his first home run for the St. Louis Cardinals, a leadoff drive off Julio Teheran in the sixth inning during Monday's 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves...
CDC launching graphic anti-smoking ad campaign (03/20/12)
ATLANTA -- In a graphic new ad campaign announced Thursday, the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with the sometimes-gruesome stories of people damaged by tobacco products. The new effort confronts a hard truth: Despite increased tobacco taxes and bans in many public places, the adult smoking rate hasn't really budged since 2003...
Stem-cell agency in Los Angeles ponders its future (03/20/12)
LOS ANGELES -- The creation of California's stem cell agency in 2004 was greeted by scientists and patients as a turning point in a field mired in debates about the destruction of embryos and hampered by federal research restrictions. The taxpayer-funded institute wielded the extraordinary power to dole out $3 billion in bond proceeds to fund embryonic stem cell work with an eye toward treatments for a host of crippling diseases. ...
Adult vaccines (03/20/12)
Are there vaccines that protect against communicable diseases for adults? Yes. Vaccinations are readily available for such common adult illnesses as influenza (flu), pneumococcal disease, herpes zoster (shingles), human papillomavirus (HPV), pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis A and hepatitis B. ...
Disney to lose $200 million from the ‘John Carter' film (03/20/12)
LOS ANGELES -- "John Carter" is now officially a flop of galactic proportions. The Walt Disney Co. said Monday that it expects to book a loss of $200 million on the movie in the quarter through March. Directed by Pixar's Andrew Stanton, the 3-D effects-laden movie about a Civil War veteran transplanted to Mars was already headed to the "Red Ink Planet," according to Cowen & Co. analyst Doug Creutz. Yet he expected a write-down of about half that size...
Levi Collom (03/20/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- Levi Stephen Collom, 3, died on Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis after being transferred from Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. The cause of Levi's sudden death is still to be determined...
Sandra Brown (03/20/12)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Sandra Jo Brown, 54, of Hickman, Ky., formerly of Cairo, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton, Ky. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Larry Buckles officiating. Burial will be private...
Norma Engelhardt (03/20/12)
Norma E. Engelhardt, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at the Lutheran Home. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville, Mo. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Nathan Burgell officiating. Burial will be in Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, Ill...
Melvin Prevallet (03/20/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Melvin W. Prevallet, 83, of Perryville died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. He was born Jan. 22, 1929, in Longtown, Mo., son of Wilbert J. and Lydia E. Bergman Prevallet. He and Neola Morrison were married June 5, 1949...
Adell Hartle (03/20/12)
Adell Marie Hendrix Hartle, 92, of Jackson passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 9, 1919, in Burfordville, to John William and Katie Cordelia Allard Hendrix. She attended Perkins and Bell City high schools...
Jackson police and fire report 3/20/12 (03/20/12)
Theft Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/20/12 (03/20/12)
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Cape Girardeau fire report 3/20/12 (03/20/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 3/20/12 (03/20/12)
Cape Girardeau police Capt. Howard Boyd yesterday wrestled his revolver away from a robbery suspect who grabbed it in a scuffle and fired two shots that just missed officers; a 27-year-old Charleston, Mo., man is in custody following the incident at the Downtowner Motel...
Discovery Playhouse (03/20/12)
If you've ever stopped by Discovery Playhouse in Cape Girardeau, you know what the facility offers to children: a fun atmosphere that encourages learning. On Friday night, the second floor of the facility will be transformed into a garden party for the organization's third annual FUNdraiser. ...
Speak Out 3/20/12 (03/20/12)
DR. Wayne Bowen's saber-rattling diatribe (attack Syria first and then Iran) was surely satire, in the great tradition of the movie classic "Dr. Strangelove." I promise that you'll devour "Dreamers," a book written by Jerry Ford and published by Southeast Missouri State University Press. ...
Prayer 3/20/12 (03/20/12)
O Lord Jesus, thank you for the peace that comes through knowing you. Amen.
PHS to present Spring Play, March 22-24 (03/20/12)
"The course of love never did run smooth." So wrote William Shakespear in 1595, and the sentiment remains true as Perryville High School plans to present his play "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Performances are set for 7 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 22-24 at the PHS Performing Arts Auditorium in the Old Senior High School. Admission is $4 at the door...
Here birdie, birdie, birdie........ (03/20/12)
Patch loves to get into odd places, like all cats. While working in the yard, she follows us like a dog would. She found the bird bath and thought it looked like a great place to lay. Birds disappeared for hours !!
first communion..malerie harris (03/20/12)
she love to dress up ...
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