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Stories from Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court upholds state House districts (03/27/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the new boundaries drawn for state House districts after the 2010 census, finally providing some certainty to candidates heading into the 2012 elections. The high court issued a one-line ruling affirming the new districts while indicating that a longer opinion explaining the court's rationale would be issued sometime in the future. ...
Filing for county, state offices closes at 5 p.m. (03/27/12)
Today is the last day to file for county and state offices in Missouri. Filing closes at 5 p.m. Potential candidates can file at their local county clerk's office for county offices, and in Jefferson City for statewide offices and state Legislature offices...
Mo. Senate OKs penalty for fatal hunting accidents (03/27/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri senators have endorsed legislation allowing the Conservation Commission to levy tougher penalties on hunters who accidentally kill someone. The measure would let the commission impose a 10-year suspension of hunting privileges on anyone who accidently kills another person while hunting. ...
Public says to rebuild Birds Point levee quickly, close 1,500-foot gap (03/27/12)
TIPTONVILLE, Tenn. -- The Mississippi River Commission was urged to fully restore the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway as quickly as possible, with several members of the public -- as well as U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson -- also asking for renewed efforts to close a 1,500-foot gap in the levee to provide additional protection from future flooding...
Southeast's proposed technology park sidelined by recession (03/27/12)
Farmland surrounding the newest major traffic interchange between Cape Girardeau and Jackson was planned to be fully developed, or at least on its way there, by 2012. A technology and science research park, new business from big box stores to specialty shops and homes would make about 400 acres owned by Southeast Missouri State University a "major hit," according to the former executive director of the university's Innovation Center and CEO of its research foundation, Dennis Roedemeier...
Court changes tax rules for buying vehicle (03/27/12)
A Missouri Supreme Court decision relating to vehicle purchases last week could take money out of local and county coffers, though officials said Monday they're not sure yet how much the ruling might take out of the tax pool. Until last Wednesday in Missouri, no matter where a person bought a car, sales taxes were paid on it at registration according to the local rate associated with the buyer's home address...
ESPN anchor will speak at Three Rivers commencement (03/27/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Linda Cohn, longtime anchor for ESPN's "SportsCenter," will deliver the commencement address at the 2012 graduation ceremonies for Three Rivers College, the college announced Thursday in a news release. "I want the college and its students to be affiliated with impactful personalities," said college president Dr. ...
Cape County to advertise bids for roadwork (03/27/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission Monday passed a motion to advertise for bids to prepare four county roads for paving. County roads 525, 401, 506 and 383 are primarily gravel roads that will be widened, graded and repaired. Scott Bechtold, county highway administrator, said it is "likely" that the roads will be paved next year, contingent upon the amount of funding made available to highway projects...
Poplar bluff man charged with molesting 1-year-old girl (03/27/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff man is in jail charged with molesting an infant left in his care for a short time over the weekend. Lance Walter Hada, 20, was charged with first-degree child molestation by Butler County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Barbour. He is being held in the Butler County Jail on a $50,000 bond...
Cape man charged with statutory sodomy (03/27/12)
A Cape Girardeau man has been charged with statutory sodomy stemming from an alleged rape of a 7-year-old girl in August. Police spokesman Darin Hickey said officers arrested George W. Jones, 60, over the weekend at his residence. Jones was a friend of the girl's family, Hickey said. The rape was reported in January...
Boil-water order issued for parts of Marble Hill (03/27/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A boil-water order was issued Monday morning for a large part of Marble Hill. According to a city news release, the order is necessary because of a water tower inspection on the city's north side. The order affects the entire part of Marble Hill north of Crooked Creek. Water customers may experience low to no water pressure throughout the day Monday and into Tuesday morning...
Traffic restricted to one lane on Cairo bridge (03/27/12)
CAIRO, Ill. -- A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on the U.S. 51 Ohio River bridge at Cairo starting today. The lane restriction is to allow several sections of guardrail to be repaired and replaced along the bridge deck. ...
Charleston man charged with molestation (03/27/12)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Bond has been set at $200,000 for a Charleston man charged with molesting an 11-year-old girl. The Charleston Department of Public Safety reported Friday the arrest of 30-year-old Wendell Williams. He is being held at the Mississippi County Jail on charges of first-degree statutory rape, first-degree statutory sodomy and two counts of first-degree child molestation...
Two charged with drug distribution in Perry County (03/27/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Two men have been arrested on felony drug charges in an ongoing investigation by the Perry County sheriff's department. Clyde Vernon Gowen, 34, of Perryville was arrested last week according to a news release from Sheriff Gary J. Schaaf, Monday. Gowen was charged with a felony for selling two hydromorphone pills, known by the trade name Dilaudid, for $50 to a department informant, according to a probable-cause statement...
Highway 91 in Bollinger County reduced for pipe replacement (03/27/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 91 from Highway 51 to Route T in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636 or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
U.S. 60 in Stoddard County reduced for pavement work (03/27/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- U.S. 60 from Route WW to Route F in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane this week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. Work began Monday and should conclude by noon Friday, weather permitting. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636 or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
Route W in Scott County reduced for bridge repairs (03/27/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route W in Scott County will be reduced to one lane today as contractor crews seal joints on a bridge deck. The bridge is between Route P and Route CC. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636 or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
Elm Street closing for tree trimming (03/27/12)
The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will close a portion of Elm Street between South Fort Street and Giboney Avenue for tree trimming work starting today. The work will take three to four days to complete, weather permitting. For more information, contact Park Supervisor Jerry Houchins at 332-4905...
Groups to pick up Cape trash Saturday (03/27/12)
The Social Work Club of Southeast Missouri State University and Neighborhood Connections will hold Clean Up Cape Day from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Those interested in picking up trash should meet in the parking lot of the Fountain House at Themis and Fountain streets. ...
Volunteers in Cape area help during tax season (03/27/12)
AARP tax aide Dennis Dobson flips through Annie Treadwell's information sheets Monday, March 26, 2012, at the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau. AARP volunteers are available around the area throughout the week for tax preparation for low=income families and senior citizens. "This is what I do because I enjoy doing it," said Dobson, who has been volunteering for nine years...
Mo. House endorses health care legislation (03/27/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri House members have endorsed legislation allowing health care providers to refuse tasks that violate their religious or ethical beliefs. The legislation would prohibit punishment of doctors, nurses and others who refuse to participate in abortions, sterilization, embryonic stem cell research and certain other procedures. Workers could not be fired or suspended or have wages reduced...
Mo. mountain lions rare but dangerous (03/27/12)
KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- They're rare in Missouri, but they're dangerous, and state Department of Conservation officials are offering a few tips if you encounter a mountain lion. Twenty-eight mountain lion sightings have been recorded in Missouri since 1994, including a suspected mountain lion photographed last year on a motion-activated camera in St. Louis County...
Springfield smoking ban goes back to voters (03/27/12)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Springfield residents will be asked to vote on a smoking ban again. The City Council on Monday voted against repealing the new ban, which sends the law to another vote in June. Opponents have been trying to repeal the ban since it was approved last April...
Farmington woman, 66, gets prison time for embezzlement (03/27/12)
ST. LOUIS -- An eastern Missouri bank employee has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for embezzling about $444,000 from a customer account. The sentence for 66-year-old Thelma Black of Farmington was handed down Monday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. Black was also ordered to pay restitution of $451,000...
Nearly 500 have filed for Missouri offices so far (03/27/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri residents waffling about whether to run for office have only a little more time to make up their minds. Candidate filing for the August primary elections ends at the close of business Tuesday. Already, nearly 500 people have filed with the Missouri secretary of state's office to run for the U.S. House or Senate, state Legislature, statewide offices or circuit judgeships...
Alleged drunken driver strikes chief's SUV (03/27/12)
FARMINGTON, Mo. - An eastern Missouri police chief is recovering after his sport utility vehicle was struck by a suspected drunken driver. The Park Hills Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/GR14ui ) reports that Leadington chief Rick Pogue was driving on Missouri 72 early Saturday when his SUV was struck on the side by a Dodge Ram pickup truck...
Another Republican joins Mo. governor race (03/27/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The leader of a group that opposes abortion and embryonic stem cell research is running for Missouri governor. Fred Sauer, who heads Missouri Roundtable for Life, filed Monday with the secretary of state's office to run in the August Republican primary...
Keyes leads prayer rally at Missouri Capitol (03/27/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Conservative activist Alan Keyes says many Americans have become confused about their "rights" as U.S. citizens. Keyes was the keynote speaker Monday at a prayer rally that drew about 200 people to the Missouri Capitol. He has run several times for president and was soundly defeated by Barack Obama in Illinois' 2004 U.S. Senate race...
Rare Honus Wagner card could fetch $1.5 million (03/27/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A suburban St. Louis man who has been in the collectibles business for a quarter of a century, says the 102-year-old baseball card he's putting up for auction starting today is about as good as it gets. Bill Goodwin expects the 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card -- one of the most sought-after sports collectibles in the world -- to fetch at least $1 million, and perhaps as much as $1.5 million, in the online auction...
Justices ready to move to heart of health case (03/27/12)
WASHINGTON -- As demonstrations swirled outside, Supreme Court justices signaled Monday they are ready to confront without delay the keep-or-kill questions at the heart of challenges to President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul. Virtually every American will be affected by the outcome, due this summer in the heat of the election campaign.
Today in History (03/27/12)
Today is Tuesday, March 27, the 87th day of 2012. There are 279 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 27, 1912, first lady Helen Herron Taft and the wife of Japan's ambassador to the United States, Viscountess Chinda, planted the first two of 3,000 cherry trees given as a gift by the mayor of Tokyo on the north bank of Washington, D.C.'s Tidal Basin...
Notre Dame girls soccer team routs Sikeston 7-0 (03/27/12)
The entire bank of lights in the northwest corner of Notre Dame's soccer field was dark Monday night, not that it mattered much. Notre Dame goalie Veronica Moore, who spent the second half in dark shadows created by the lack of lights, only touched the ball four times after the intermission and was tested once...
High school roundup: Central baseball team collects first win in 10 innings (03/27/12)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Oran baseball team scratches out win vs. Leopold (03/27/12)
The Eagles emerged with a 6-3 win to improve to 2-0
Southeast Missouri State baseball team tries to end skid on road (03/27/12)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team will try to get back into the win column today when the Redhawks visit Arkansas State. First pitch for the nonconference matchup in Jonesboro, Ark., is set for 6:30 p.m...
Two Redhawks gymnasts selected for regional meet (03/27/12)
Two Southeast Missouri State gymnasts will continue their seasons at the South Central Regional in Champaign, Ill., on April 7. Sophomore Megan Fosnow and junior Taylor Westrick were among the competitors the NCAA announced in its regional field Monday. Fosnow will represent the Redhawks in the all-around, while Westrick will compete in the balance beam...
Wright's spring debut sparks Mets past Cards (03/27/12)
JUPITER, Fla. -- David Wright got his delayed exhibition season off to a quick start. After missing the first three weeks of spring training games because of a strained left abdominal muscle, the New York Mets' star went 1 for 2 and made a couple of nice plays at third base during Monday's 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals...
Local pharmacy's founder integral in promotion of Poison Prevention Week (03/27/12)
Last week marked the 50th anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week. The goal: educate consumers on steps to prevent accidental poisonings and provide tips for promoting community involvement in poison prevention. The Poison Prevention Council, a partnership of public and private entities, works with poison control centers nationwide to raise awareness about accidental poisonings. ...
Studies: Surgery can put diabetes into remission (03/27/12)
CHICAGO -- New research gives clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes, and doctors say the operation should be offered sooner to more people with the disease -- not just as a last resort. The two studies, released Monday, are the first to compare stomach-reducing operations to medicines alone for "diabesity" -- Type 2 diabetes brought on by obesity. ...
Vitamins and minerals (03/27/12)
Vitamins are organic substances (made by plants or animals), minerals are inorganic elements that come from the earth, soil and water and are absorbed by plants. Animals and humans absorb minerals from the plants they eat. Vitamins and minerals are nutrients that your body needs to grow and develop normally...
William Krahn (03/27/12)
William R. "Bill" Krahn, 79, of Jackson passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 5, 1932, in Aurora, Ill., son of the Rev. Walter and Matilda Obenauer Krahn. He and Bernice Kester were married Sept. 1, 1956, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim...
Lois Hanson (03/27/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lois Eileen Hanson, 84, of Anna died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at her home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with William Burke officiating. Burial will be in Butternut Cemetery in Martinsville, Ill...
Floyd Lichtenegger (03/27/12)
Floyd Harry Lichtenegger, 86, of Jackson passed away Monday, March 26, 2012, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 2, 1925, in Pocahontas, to Herbert and Ida Palisch Lichtenegger. He and Dorothy C. Grebing were married June 4, 1949, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna, Mo...
Danny McKaskle (03/27/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Danny Roy McKaskle, 66, of Marble Hill passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Claru Deville Nursing Center in Fredericktown, Mo. He was born Dec. 28, 1945, in Kennett, Mo., son of Johnce and Hazel O. Locke McKaskle. He and Patsy Godfrey were married June 14, 1968...
Joanne Parker (03/27/12)
Joanne Marie Parker, 79, of Jackson died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Monticello House. A memorial and inurnment service will be held at a later date. Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Jean Statler (03/27/12)
Jean Ann Statler, 60, of St. Louis, beloved sister and aunt, died unexpectedly at home early last week. Jeannie, as she was known to all, was born March 18, 1952, to the late Wiley Hinkle "Hink" and Catherine Eva "Puddy" Statler. Jeannie graduated from Central High School in 1970 and attended Southeast Missouri State University...
Roy Stroder (03/27/12)
Roy Weldon Stroder, 79, of Jackson died Monday, March 26, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 18, 1932, at Crump, to Elmer Dale and Grace Alene Hosea Stroder. Roy married Verla Mae Roe on Aug. 1, 1952. She died March 16, 2005. Roy and Joann Bollinger were married Sept. 9, 2009...
Irene Thomas (03/27/12)
Irene Thomas, 90, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at St. Lucie Medical Center. She was born July 15, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, to James Alfred and Ollie Lorene McLain Allen. Irene was a cook 22 years on riverboats. She lived in Marshall County, Ky., 28 years, and moved to Port St. Lucie in 1997 from Benton, Ky...
Steve Walker (03/27/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Steve Allen Walker, 55, of Marble Hill died Thursday, March 22, 2012, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident at Zalma, Mo. Graveside service was held Monday at Baker Cemetery near Marble Hill. Hutchings Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
Births 3/27/12 (03/27/12)
Son to Roy Alexander and Shawna Lynn Winegarden of Scott City, Saint Francis Medical Center, 5:57 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012. Name, Brayden Alexander. Weight, 9 pounds, 2 ounces. Third child, second son. Mrs. Winegarden is the former Shawna Burger, daughter of Mark Burger of Scott City. Winegarden is employed with IBEW...
Jackson police and fire 3/27/12 (03/27/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/27/12 (03/27/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 3/27/12 (03/27/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Out of the past 3/27/12 (03/27/12)
A two-day conference on sexual abuse opens at Southeast Missouri State University's University Center; FBI special agent Robert Roblee of St. Louis says "kiddie porn" is the common threat that ties child abusers across the world together. Ruth Waldon has been named as the new juvenile officer/administrator to replace Wally Allstun as the director of the Cape Girardeau County Juvenile Detention Center...
Letter writers (03/27/12)
Over the last few months several issues have provoked strong responses from members of the community. From the dress code issue in the Cape Girardeau School District, to the ongoing deer management discussion, to the national contraceptives coverage debate, among others, a number of individuals have made well-argued remarks on the Opinion and Perspective pages through letters to the editor and guest columns...
Deer decision now with council (03/27/12)
On behalf of the Cape Girardeau Urban Deer Management Committee, I want to thank the citizens of Cape Girardeau for their patience while we studied the issue, received input from the public and talked to several experts. We analyzed the facts and tried to keep emotions out of this controversial subject...
Speak Out 3/27/12 (03/27/12)
I wanted to thank the police officer who was in the SUV on March 15 at the middle school making sure that people stopped at the cross walk. I am so proud of him and so thankful. I think that the roundabout at Lexington is a wonderful idea. Anytime I need a laugh, all I have to do is go to the one up by Saint Francis and watch the people try to figure out how they are supposed to drive around it. ...
Prayer 3/27/12 (03/27/12)
O Lord Jesus, thank you that your great love for us endures forever. Amen.
Lunch Fish Fry (03/27/12)
Prodigy Leadership Academy will have a Fish Fry Fund Raiser Friday March 30th, at 232 Broadway in Cape Girardeau. Lunch will be from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM. It will include Fish, Hushpuppies and Fries. The cost is $6.00 per plate. Free delivery for Lunch with a minimum of 5 meals purchased. You can call Ken at 986-8466 if you would like delivery...
Miracle-Ear Service Center Now Open in Sikeston (03/27/12)
Thursday, Feb. 16th marked the first day of service for the new Miracle-Ear Service Center at the Sikeston Rural Health Clinic. The office, now under new management, will be staffed by National Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist Kyle R. Griffin of Cape Girardeau...
It's Time to get Organized! (03/27/12)
IT'S TIME TO GET ORGANIZED! Tuesday, April 3 from 10 to 12 noon OR 7 to 9 pm at the Drury Lodge (104 So. Vantage Dr.) Did you know that it's possible to have a neat house, happy kids and calm parents all at the same time? Did you know that you can get organized without having to get rid of everything? Did you know that you can get rid of all those floating scraps of paper?...
grandmother's love for her grandson (03/27/12)
Marlene Golden and her grandson Jamey Ray Golden enjoying The cherry blossoms in her yard.
Winner of Kasten Masonry Grill-give-a-way! (03/27/12)
Congratulations to Tracy Taylor of Jackson, MO for winning a Little Guy Grill from Kasten Masonry. Tracy entered our Grill-Give-a-Way at the 2012 Home & Garden Show and was randomly chosen. Featured in photo: Tracy Taylor and Quent Kasten, Asst. General Manager...
Everyday is Frisbee Day! (03/27/12)
Hyatt, our border collie, gets a little energy out playing frisbee with his owner Julie.
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