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Stories from Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Freeze warning issued for area (04/11/12)
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for the entire Southeast Missouri region, excluding the Bootheel's extreme southern counties. The warning is in effect from 3 to 8 a.m. Thursday morning, and usurps a previous freeze watch that was issued on Tuesday. The weather service says steps should be taken to protect delicate plants that could be hurt by the freeze...
MAP proficiency targets harder to reach each year (04/11/12)
Much quiet focus by teachers and principals was spent during the past eight months in preparation for spring. Now the focus turns from preparation to execution, as Missouri Assessment Program test booklets finally hit the desks of more than 600,000 students across the state...
Santorum's announcement forces choice for local delegates (04/11/12)
When Rick Santorum spoke in Cape Girardeau last month, he told local Republicans that he intended to take his "different visions for our country" all the way to the White House. It turns out the former Pennsylvania senator and staunch conservative won't even make it to his home state's primary that's just two weeks away...
Choir to pay tribute to Dr. Gary Miller (04/11/12)
Cantus Choralis, Southeast Missouri State University's Chamber Choir, will pay tribute to the late Dr. Gary Miller at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shuck Music Recital Hall. Miller, who died May 2011, was the associate dean and director of the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, now more commonly known as the Southeast River Campus. ...
911 dispatch price tag for Scott County now $800K (04/11/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston's price to provide 911 dispatching for Scott County will be quite a bit higher than the county's offer. Doug Friend, city manager, advised the Sikeston City Council during a reorganizational meeting Monday that staff have determined costs associated with the creation and operation of a joint dispatching center would require the city to charge the county about $300,000 more than the $500,000 suggested by Scott County officials...
Incumbents will face challengers in Perry, Scott, Bollinger sheriff races (04/11/12)
John Jordan doesn't know how good he's got it. While the Cape Girardeau County sheriff will coast into a fifth term without drawing an opponent, other Southeast Missouri sheriffs have seen candidates -- some familiar, some not -- line up this election year with intentions of taking over...
Medication reported stolen during burglaries at Cape, Scott City pharmacies (04/11/12)
While it is still unclear if the two incidents are connected, unknown amounts of prescription medications were reported stolen during burglaries that took place at pharmacies in Cape Girardeau and Scott City, police said Tuesday. Cape Girardeau police responded about 6:20 a.m. ...
Signal work reduces U.S. 61 in Scott County (04/11/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- U.S. 61 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane April 22 as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace the southbound signal pole at Hennings Drive at Sikeston, the Walmart signal. Weather permitting, work is planned to begin at 2 a.m. and should be completed by 9 a.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636 or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
Bridge work reduces Route W in Scott County (04/11/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route W in Scott County will be reduced to one lane Friday as contractor crews seal joints on the deck of the bridge between routes P and CC. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. For additional information, contact the Missouri Department of Transportation's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636, or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
I-55 reduced for guard cable work (04/11/12)
Southbound Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve, Perry and Cape Girardeau counties will be reduced to one lane with a 20-foot width restriction beginning Monday as contractor crews prepare the shoulder for a new guard cable. This section of highway is from Route J/N at Ozora, Mo., to Route E at Oak Ridge. ...
Police seek public's help in arson, robbery investigations (04/11/12)
MINER, Mo. -- Officials are seeking the public's assistance to solve several recent crimes. On Monday, officers from the Miner Police Department respond to 2846 Hinton Park to investigate a front porch on fire, which was apparently the result of arson, according to Miner police chief Chris Griggs...
Jackson School Board elects officers (04/11/12)
Jackson's school board welcomed a new member and the return of an incumbent following last week's municipal elections during Tuesday night's meeting. The board also re-elected its president and named other officers. Returning member Brent Wills and the newly elected Paul Stoner were sworn in by board secretary Bonnie Stahlman. Wills and Stoner received the majority of the votes April 3 over Pat Wissman to take two available board seats. They will each serve a three-year term...
Ill. Mega Millions jackpot winner still a mystery (04/11/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Two of the winning tickets of a record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot have been anonymously claimed in Maryland and Kansas, yet the mystery festers about who bought that third lucky ticket in Illinois. And unlike the other states, whoever holds the ticket in Illinois may not get to keep their identity hidden...
Mo. Gov. Nixon releases education funding (04/11/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is restoring about $6.8 million that he previously cut from public education because of budget concerns. Nixon's administration said Tuesday it is providing $5 million for transportation assistance at K-12 schools and $200,000 for fine arts and scholars academies...
Mo. Senate panel backs changes to blind benefits (04/11/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Blind Missouri residents could have to start paying premiums of more than $100 monthly to remain eligible for state health care coverage, under a budget-cutting plan put forth Tuesday night by a Senate committee. The plan embraced by the Senate Appropriations Committee could represent a middle ground with the House, which had sought to eliminate the blind health care benefits and replace them with a new, substantially slimmed down program. ...
Drivers to pay 6 percent more for gas this summer (04/11/12)
NEW YORK -- U.S. drivers will pay an average of 24 cents more per gallon for gasoline during this summer's travel season, the government said Tuesday. Gasoline will cost an average of $3.95 per gallon from April through September, an increase of 6.3 percent from the same period last year, the Energy Information Administration predicted. The peak should come in May, when gas averages $4.01 per gallon, the agency said...
Some Tulsa residents want death penalty in shootings (04/11/12)
TULSA, Okla. -- Within hours of shootings that terrified Tulsa's north side and left three people dead, leaders of the predominantly black community declared the spree a hate crime and warned of a possible vigilante response. Quick arrests relieved many residents and ended talk of more violence, but community leaders still want the case treated as a hate crime. "We have to send a message," one said Tuesday...
Worst loss for Dow this year as stocks slump again (04/11/12)
NEW YORK -- The stock market extended its longest and deepest slump of the year Tuesday, caught between a recurring nightmare of European debt and the beginning of uncertain corporate earnings reports at home. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 213.66 points, its biggest decline of the year and third triple-digit loss in four days. It closed at 12,715.93, its lowest since Feb. 2...
U.S.: North Korean prison camps are worse than Soviet gulags (04/11/12)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. human rights envoy for North Korea said Tuesday conditions in the communist country's "brutal" prison camps are worse than in the Soviet Union's gulag during the Cold War. Robert King made his comments at a conference examining the North's network of prison labor camps and penitentiaries. A new report estimates the camps hold more than 150,000 inmates, despite North Korea's denial it holds political prisoners...
Three Maryland school workers split big Mega Millions win (04/11/12)
BALTIMORE -- Some lottery players might fantasize about resigning from the rat race in a spectacular way if they win. An anonymous trio of Maryland educators who will split a share of the record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot say they're staying on the job for the children...
Zimmerman's lawyers withdraw from shooting case (04/11/12)
SANFORD, Fla. -- The Trayvon Martin case took a bizarre turn Tuesday when George Zimmerman's attorneys quit, complaining that they have lost all contact with him and that he called the prosecutor and talked to a TV host after they told him not to speak to anyone...
Study: Tax deadline day can be deadly on roads (04/11/12)
CHICAGO -- The two certainties in life -- death and taxes -- may be more intertwined than Ben Franklin ever imagined: A study found that deadly auto accidents increase on Tax Day. Drivers recklessly racing to the post office to meet the deadline might be one reason. Or it could be that stressing over taxes distracts motorists and contributes to human error, researchers said...
Today in History (04/11/12)
Today is Wednesday, April 11, the 102nd day of 2012. There are 264 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 11, 1862, the Civil War Battle of Fort Pulaski in Chatham County, Ga., ended a day after it began as the fort fell to Union forces...
Syria defies U.N. cease-fire plan (04/11/12)
BEIRUT -- Syrian troops defied a U.N.-brokered cease-fire plan Tuesday, launching fresh attacks on rebellious areas, but special envoy Kofi Annan said there was still time to salvage a truce that he described as the only chance for peace. More than a year into the Syrian uprising, the international community has nearly run out of options for halting the slide toward civil war. ...
Israel readying to prevent entry of protesters (04/11/12)
JERUSALEM -- Israel vowed Tuesday to prevent the entry of hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists from Europe and North America expected to arrive in the country this weekend, calling them provocateurs who are intent on disturbing public order. The activists are set to board flights to Israel with the aim of participating in demonstrations against Israeli policy in the West Bank. Although organizers say all protests will be peaceful, Israeli officials said the activists would be deported...
Jackson baseball team hands Notre Dame first loss in walk-off style (04/11/12)
Down to its last strike and trailing 4-2 at Jackson, Notre Dame wasn't quite ready to give up its perfect record. Kyle James had other ideas. After the Bulldogs rallied to tie it in the top half of the seventh, James lined an 0-2 fastball into right-center field to drive in the winning run and send the Indians to a 5-4 victory Tuesday...
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: St. Vincent's Holly Blandford (04/11/12)
Holly Blandford helped the St. Vincent girls soccer team gain an important victory over a district rival. The sophomore scored once and assisted on another goal in the Indians' 2-1 victory over St. Pius, the team they defeated in last year's Class 1 District 1 title game...
High school roundup: Leopold softball overtakes Woodland in eight innings (04/11/12)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
St. Vincent soccer team uses unorthodox goals to beat Notre Dame (04/11/12)
The Indians posted a 3-0 victory to improve to 9-0
Southeast Missouri State baseball team saves its best for Salukis (04/11/12)
Southeast concluded its five-game homestand with a 4-1 victory against SIU Carbondale
Hot-starting Cardinals grab another road win (04/11/12)
CINCINNATI -- They lead the majors in homers. Their starting rotation is one of the NL's best. The defending World Series champion Cardinals don't seem to miss Albert Pujols all that much so far. Carlos Beltran and David Freese homered again Tuesday night, and Kyle Lohse provided another stingy performance to lead St. Louis to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds...
Eva Longoria talks politics and producing (04/11/12)
NEW YORK -- "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria is leaving Wisteria Lane for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The 37-year-old actress was named a national co-chairwoman for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign in February, and she's bidding farewell to her sassy, model-turned-housewife character Gabrielle Solis on the ABC drama's May 13 finale...
Alice Besand (04/11/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Alice A. Besand, 83, of Perryville died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born June 6, 1928, in Sereno, Mo., daughter of Gilbert and Clara Chappius Walter. She and Charles J. Besand were married Oct. 5, 1946...
Lillian Buchanan (04/11/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lillian Buchanan, 91, of Jefferson City died Friday, April 6, 2012, at Adams Street Place. She was born Sept. 6, 1920, in Aldrich, Mo., a daughter of Ray and Inez Lemons Darby. Lillian was a 1938 graduate of Buffalo, Mo., High School. ...
Clara Dohogne (04/11/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. — Clara M. Dohogne, 97, of Chaffee died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at her home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Jueneman (04/11/12)
Donald F. Jueneman, 69, of St. Louis passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Grace Jueneman; dear father and father-in-law of Douglas A. (Judy) Jueneman and Rodney M. (Harlen) Arbeiter; dear grandfather of Noah Jueneman, Rose and James Hankemeyer; dear brother of Robert (Marian) Jueneman; dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend...
Births 4/11/12 (04/11/12)
Son to Ryan and Lindsey Pohlman of Oak Ridge, Perry County Memorial Hospital, 6:36 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Name, Lane Ryan. Weight, 9 pounds. Mrs. Pohlman is the former Lindsey Koenig, daughter of Gene and Beverly Koenig of Perryville, Mo. She is a registered nurse at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Pohlman is the son of Terry and Bonnie Pohlman of Oak Ridge. He is employed at MFA Agri Services in Perryville...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/11/12 (04/11/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 4/11/12 (04/11/12)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday: * At 10:19 a medical assist on South Benton Street.
Jackson police and fire 4/11/12 (04/11/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons...
Out of the past 4/11/12 (04/11/12)
Declared congressional candidate Wayne Cryts of Puxico, Mo., whose court-ordered debt to the trustee of a bankrupt grain-storage company is growing, has turned over a gun collection to federal marshals in partial compliance with a writ of execution...
Obama administration is dictating, not leading (04/11/12)
With a Supreme Court decision on ObamaCare looming large in the background, this current administration is running full speed ahead to implement as much of the controversial law as possible, despite a host of political and legal objections. Just last week, the Obama administration -- with no fanfare -- quietly funneled $300 million to the Internal Revenue Service to hire new agents to help implement the new law. ...
Storytelling festival (04/11/12)
Most of us love a good story. Whether it's reading a good book, scanning a newspaper, watching a movie or simply reading on our smartphones, tablets or other devices, reading or listening to a good story is entertaining. This weekend storytelling takes center stage with the fifth annual Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival. Starting Friday and continuing through Sunday, local and nationally recognized storytellers will entertain crowds in downtown Cape Girardeau...
Speak Out 4/11/12 (04/11/12)
I'VE got an act of kindness. A man at a nursery in Jackson gave me a weeping willow tree because I was nice. Great principals DR. Mike Cowan deserves all of the Speak Out praise and more that he has been receiving for his virtual round the clock hard work as Central High School's principal. ...
Prayer 4/11/12 (04/11/12)
O Heavenly Father, gracious Lord, thank you for choosing to love us. Amen.
Ride of the Week: 1980 Ford Fairmont Futura (04/11/12)
Make and model: 1980 Ford Fairmont Futura Owner(s): Derek Honaas Owner's hometown: Cape Girardeau Maximum Motorsports A arms, Caster/camber plates, and rear lower control arms. Ford Racing rear upper control arms. Four wheel disc brakes. Front spindles from a 1987 GT(larger). Five lug conversion. Low ratio power steering...
Ride of the Week: Mercedes SL560 Coupe 1989 (04/11/12)
Make and model: Mercedes SL560 Coupe 1989 Owner(s): Bob &Leone Proffer Owner's hometown: Cape Girardeau, Mo ** Special features: It rides like a lead feather.I love my Wife ** How I fell in love with my ride: I love my Wife, I like my car.
Mixing 10 Donates to MS (04/11/12)
Mixing 10 hosted a fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis on March 24th. A total of $1100 was raised by a cover charge and 10% of bar receipts for the evening. Pictured above are David Creech from Mixing 10 and Katherine Buchannon representing MS Society...
Walk to Create a World Free of MS (04/11/12)
The 24th Annual Walk MS event will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Capaha Park with registration starting at noon. Neal E. Boyd, the 2008 winner of America's Got Talent will be singing the National Anthem at 1:00 when the walk starts. Walk MS is the signature fundraising event of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is the rallying point of the MS movement by bringing together communities, neighbors, families and friends who care about the people living with MS in our community...
Nick Miller bags first turkey! (04/11/12)
Nick Miller, 10 years old, of Kelso, MO killed his first turkey with his uncle Eddie Miller in Winfield, MO March 31st. The turkey weighed in at 19lbs.
Veterans Home Names Volunteers of the Year (04/11/12)
The Missouri Veterans Home held it's annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch at the Elks Lodge in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, April 10th. Pictured are those volunteers honored as the Volunteers of the Year for 2011. They are, from left to right, back row: Jim Englehart, Rhonda Ray, Judy Biester, and Buddy Parrish. In front: Tom Whittard and Shirley Whittard...
grandparents day at jefferson (04/11/12)
grandparents day at jefferson elementry . having pizza are malerie harris and her grandma debbie essner ..
Rosaceae (04/11/12)
Rosa multiflora, found this beautiful little flower at General Watkins Conservation Area near Benton Mo.
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