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Stories from Monday, April 9, 2012

1,500 attend Willie Nelson's Easter performance (04/09/12)
Sunday night at the Show Me Center, Willie Nelson gave what some fans called an engaging and intimate performance. Coming on stage in all black and receiving a standing ovation, Nelson, who turns 79 on April 30, performed for a crowd of 1,500 people.
1,500 Missouri veterans have been hired under state's Show-Me Heroes program (04/09/12)
When it gets hot in the welding shop at Ole Hickory Pits, Justin Stuhr doesn't mind. He developed a tolerance for heat during the 15 months he spent at Fort Liberty in Iraq with the U.S. Army. He was in the surge of 20,000 troops sent to Baghdad in 2007...
County: Current Fruitland plan doesn't have enough cash reserves (04/09/12)
Editor's note: This is the final installment in a series of stories about each of the three "points of contention" outlined by Cape Girardeau County in response to Fruitland's bid to incorporate as a village. By Shay Alderman Southeast Missourian...
2 dead, 1 jailed after vehicle plunges into Black River (04/09/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A night of drinking ended the day before Easter with two men dead in the Black River and a Poplar Bluff woman jailed on suspicion of manslaughter. Joshua Phelps, 25, of Poplar Bluff and Jason Carrington, 29, of Malden, Mo., drowned in a submerged vehicle shortly after a one-vehicle accident at 4 a.m. Saturday, Butler County Coroner Jim Akers said...
Jackson to begin roadway restriping and annual mowing (04/09/12)
The city of Jackson will begin roadway restriping and annual mowing projects this month. Crews will be restriping roads to improve visibility from mid-April through June, weather permitting. Paint will be reapplied to centerlines, stopping bars, turn arrows, parking spaces and crosswalks, according to a news release by Rodney Bollinger, director of public works...
Analysis: Missouri ballot initiatives face hurdles (04/09/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri voters could get a say this fall on a bevy of big issues. Should the state's income tax be replaced with a higher sales tax? Should the tobacco tax be raised? Should the minimum wage be raised? Should payday loan rates be limited? Should St. Louis gain control over its police force?...
Repairs started at Missouri Capitol, Supreme Court (04/09/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Workers started repairs this past week on a crumbling staircase outside of the Missouri Capitol, one of several projects planned for state buildings in Jefferson City. State officials also plan to repair the cornice of the Missouri Supreme Court building and install a new heating and air conditioning system, the Jefferson City News Tribune reported. In all, the projects are expected to cost more than $1.5 million...
Joplin bond passage to pay for more storm shelters (04/09/12)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- When Joplin residents approved a $62 million bond issue last week, they agreed to fund more than just new schools. The bond issue and about $122 million from insurance, donations and state and federal aid will also pay for 20 to 25 community storm shelters that could hold school functions or be used as gymnasiums, classrooms or kitchens...
Farmers along Mo. River rush to fix land, levees before planting (04/09/12)
BIG LAKE, Mo. -- After months of brutal flooding along the Missouri River, farmers are making their final push to repair their land and construction crews are rushing to fix levees as the spring planting season gets underway. The Missouri River rose to record levels last year after the U.S. ...
Two arrested in Tulsa shootings; police say revenge may have been motive (04/09/12)
TULSA, Okla. -- Two men were arrested Sunday in a shooting rampage that left three people dead and terrorized Tulsa's black community, and police said one of the suspects may have been trying to avenge his father's shooting two years ago by a black man...
Executives at bailed-out firms have their pay cut (04/09/12)
WASHINGTON -- Top executives at three companies bailed out by U.S. taxpayers during the 2008 financial crisis were ordered to take pay cuts by the federal government. The Treasury Department says nearly 70 executives at American International Group Inc., Ally Financial Inc. and General Motors Co. had their annual compensation reduced by 10 percent. The CEOs of each company had their pay frozen at 2011 levels...
Census: Growth of distant suburbs falls to historic low (04/09/12)
WASHINGTON -- Stung by high gasoline costs, outlying suburbs that sprouted in the heady 2000s are now seeing their growth fizzle to historic lows, halting American city dwellers' decades-long exodus to sprawling homes in distant towns. New census estimates as of July 2011 highlight a shift in population trends following an extended housing bust and renewed spike in oil prices. ...
Glut means natural gas drilling must slow (04/09/12)
NEW YORK -- The U.S. natural gas market is bursting at the seams. So much natural gas is being produced that soon there may be nowhere left to put the country's swelling surplus. After years of explosive growth, natural gas producers are retrenching...
First-quarter earnings could derail U.S. stock market's climb (04/09/12)
For the stock market, it was a triumphant first quarter. But for earnings growth, the past three months were just ho-hum. Analysts are expecting earnings for companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index to decline 0.1 percent compared to a year ago, according to FactSet. ...
Today in History (04/09/12)
Today is Monday, April 9, the 100th day of 2012. There are 266 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 9, 1942, during World War II, American and Philippine defenders on Bataan capitulated to Japanese forces; the surrender was followed by the notorious Bataan Death March which claimed thousands of lives...
Pope marks Easter with call for end to violence in Syria (04/09/12)
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI implored the Syrian regime Sunday to heed international demands to end the bloodshed and expressed hope that the joy of Easter will comfort Christian communities suffering because of their faith. Benedict, struggling with hoarseness and looking tired, celebrated Mass on Christianity's most holy day on the flower-adorned steps of St. Peter's Basilica, before a crowd that swelled to far more than 100,000 by the end of the two-hour ceremony...
Rocket in position in North Korea (04/09/12)
TONGCHANG-RI, North Korea -- North Korean space officials have moved all three stages of a long-range rocket into position for a controversial launch, vowing Sunday to push ahead with their plan in defiance of international warnings against violating a ban on missile activity...
Mr. Gay World competition comes to Africa (04/09/12)
JOHANNESBURG -- After Mr. Gay Ethiopia entered the Mr. Gay World contest, his father cut off all communications. Mr. Gay Zimbabwe withdrew, fearing the publicity was making life difficult for his mother. But Mr. Gay Namibia's family accompanied him to the airport for a warm send-off when he left for the competition, which culminated for him and 21 other men late Sunday in the finals at a Johannesburg casino...
Syrian government scuttles truce plan with new demands (04/09/12)
BEIRUT -- A U.N.-brokered plan to stop the bloodshed in Syria effectively collapsed Sunday after President Bashar Assad's government raised new, last-minute demands that the country's largest rebel group swiftly rejected. The truce plan, devised by U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, was supposed to go into effect Tuesday, with a withdrawal of Syrian forces from population centers, followed within 48 hours by a cease-fire by both sides in the uprising against four decades of repressive rule by the Assad family.. ...
Central baseball team struggles in tournament (04/09/12)
The Central baseball team went 0-4 in the USA Classic in Millington, Tenn. The Tigers fell to 2-8 with an 8-2 loss to Northside College Prep (Chicago) on Saturday. Central opened the tournament with a 5-1 loss to Christian Brothers (Memphis), then lost 10-0 to Jacksonville (Ill.). The Tigers also fell 11-1 to Briarcrest Christian (Memphis)...
Good start for Lynn, Cardinals (04/09/12)
MILWAUKEE -- Lance Lynn gave the St. Louis Cardinals a big reason to believe they can count on him to help make up for Chris Carpenter's absence with a dominant performance against a division rival. Lynn pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-3 on Sunday, taking two out of three games in the series...
Redhawks baseball needs to right ship to extend streak (04/09/12)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team, 15 games under .500 more than halfway through the season, will find it difficult to avoid a rare losing record under 18th-year coach Mark Hogan. But the Redhawks still have plenty of time to move up the Ohio Valley Conference standings and extend their OVC record of 17 consecutive conference tournament appearances...
New TV show 'Stars Earn Stripes' will test celebrities (04/09/12)
LOS ANGELES -- A new TV competition series that tests celebrities against the demands of military exercises will be produced for NBC. "Stars Earn Stripes" is the working title of the show from veteran producers Dick Wolf ("Law & Order") and Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "The Voice"). Nine celebrities from music, sports and Hollywood will be paired with trainers at a "top-notch, secret training facility," the producers said in a statement Thursday...
Talking shop with Scott Pietreface, Fumatore di Sigaro (04/09/12)
Scott Pietreface, owner of Fumatore di Sigaro Premier Lounge and Cigar Shoppe, opened his business to share his passion for hand-rolled cigars with others. After gathering ideas from other cigar lounges around the country, he decided to operate one in Cape Girardeau complete with Spanish cedar and mahogany cabinets, leather sofas, big-screen televisions and a poker table. His retail store sells cigars from around the world as well as accessories...
Banker heads committee to find new Magnet chief (04/09/12)
Cape Girardeau banker Danny Essner has been appointed to lead a search committee that will select a new executive director for the economic development organization Cape Girardeau Area Magnet. Essner was appointed by Magnet board president and Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger. ...
People on the move 4/9/12 (04/09/12)
Brian Noto was recognized as a certified specialist of spirits by the Society of Wine Educators, a Washington, D.C.-based organization whose mission is to advance wine and spirits education through professional development and certification. Noto was required to pass an examination posing questions about worldwide spirit producing regions, presentation styles, production methods and tasting. ...
Jeanette Bergman (04/09/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Jeanette Margret Bergman, 84, of Perryville died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Independence Care Center in Perryville. She was born March 6, 1928, in New Wells, to Theodore Gottfried Koch and Margaretha Emilie Hemmann Koch. She married Kenneth R. Bergman on July 15, 1950, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in St. Louis...
Alvin Kamp (04/09/12)
Alvin W. Kamp, 94, of Jackson passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 8, 1918, at Tilsit, to William and Bertha Pensel Kamp. He and Rada Lou Miller Fronabarger were married Dec. 19, 1958. Alvin was a graduate of Jackson High School and had the honor of being the first Eagle Scout in Jackson. ...
Claude Brandtner (04/09/12)
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Claude J. Brandtner, 93, of Oskaloosa, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House. He was born April 5, 1919, at Albany, Minn., the youngest child of Alex and Katherine Nies Brandtner. He graduated from the Ellsworth, Wis., High School with the class of 1937. He then attended River Falls College at River Falls, Wis., for two years. He then served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart...
Cape Girardeau fire report 4/9/12 (04/09/12)
Firefighters responded to the following call Friday:...
Jackson police and fire reports 4/9/12 (04/09/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 4/9/12 (04/09/12)
City officials are hoping to unearth some state funding to help pay for the extension of sewer lines to the site of the new veterans home; Union Electric has already developed plans to bring water, natural gas and electricity to the site near Memorial Park Cemetery...
Supporting art (04/09/12)
The world would be a miserable place without art. Sometimes artistic expression gets a bad rap from non-art enthusiasts who think of grand sculptures and paintings that are far too expensive to buy or are relatively inaccessible. Or maybe they think of extreme expression that is done in poor taste to make a point about a societal issue...
Speak Out 4/9/12 (04/09/12)
I would like to make a comment about the minimum wage if it ever goes up here in Missouri. In San Francisco they raised minimum wage to $10 an hour. Now, the San Francisco Bay Area Subways cannot participate in the $5 foot-long anymore because they can't make the sandwiches for $5 because they've got to pay the minimum wage...
Prayer 4/9/12 (04/09/12)
Father God, may we guard our hearts and stay away from perverse talk. Amen.
Ride of the Week: 2012 Shaw modified (04/09/12)
Make and model: 2012 Shaw modified Owner(s): Dr. Michael Jessup Owner's hometown: Cape Girardeau Open wheel modified with unlimited motor. ( A-mod) This is a custom built motor that cranks out over 700 HP. My car's name: Breast Cancer Awareness Car...
Cape Spring Classic Softball Tournament April 20 (04/09/12)
The City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Cape Girardeau Spring Classic / Triple Crown Sports Baseball tournament on Friday, April 20. The tournament is held at Shawnee Park Sports Complex where teams will compete for three days. Teams are guaranteed three games along with no gate fee. There are nine divisions available and cost is $175 - $450...
Local Motocross Racer (04/09/12)
Courtney Cagle of Cape Girardeau recently captured the Women's Championship in the Mid-America Arenacross Series. Courtney has been racing motocross for 8 years. In May she will compete in the MiniMoto SX in Las Vegas, NV.
Special Olympics Spring Games on April 21 (04/09/12)
Athletes from all around the state will be packing their bags to compete in the Special Olympics in Cape Girardeau on April 21. Track and field events along with games, food, and fun will be taking over the student rec center of Southeast Missouri State University...
Tax Day: Is your money being spent wisely and well (04/09/12)
Just how long do you have to work this year to meet your tax obligations to federal, state and local government? It takes Americans an average of more than 100 days to achieve "tax freedom," the day when you finally have discharged your tax obligations and are able to keep some of the money you earn for yourself and your family. This year, Tax Freedom Day in Missouri landed on April 7th...
Special Rates at Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course (04/09/12)
Starting April 16, special rates for college students and evening golfers will be available at the Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course in Cape Girardeau. 2012 College Student Rates - With Valid Student ID $10 Weekday greens fees from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m...
American Cancer Society Honors Jackson Resident (04/09/12)
April 9, 2012-- Joyce Penny of Jackson, Mo. and other cancer survivors and caregivers were honored by the American Cancer Society High Plains Division with the 2012 Hero of Hope Award. The award recognizes 27 cancer survivors and caregivers who have had exemplary involvement with Relay For Life, made significant contributions to cancer control, and made an impact in the lives of others...
Scott Boyer Joins Canedy Signs Sales Team (04/09/12)
Canedy Sign & Graphics is pleased to announce that Scott Boyer has been appointed as a Regional Sales Consultant for the company. Scott joins Canedy's experienced sales team that includes: Pat Sulser, Doug Lands, Don Sander, and Vicki Deane. Scott Boyer has lived in this area since 1988 receiving a B.S. ...
Heartland Writer's Guild meets Sunday the 15th (04/09/12)
CORRECTION: The Heartland Writer's Guild (HWG) will meet at 2 pm SUNDAY APRIL 15th at the Steck House next door to First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. Guest speaker will be Aaron Picar, who will share the art of song writing.
Good Samaritan: Cheryl Reinagel (04/09/12)
She works full time, is active in her church and is actively involved with her three precious grandchildren, but still finds time to step forward in a leadership role to serve others in need whenever there is an opportunity. Everyone that knows her cannot believe the ability and energy that she has to accomplish all that she does in service to others. ...
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