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Stories from Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cape Girardeau City Council passes amended bill to adopt no-feed law for deer (04/17/12)
The Cape Girardeau City Council gave first-round approval to a no-feed law that bans feeding deer in the city's limits Monday night, but only after tweaking the proposal to remove minerals, salts and certain deer-attracting scents from the list and adding language that would make the ban not apply to agriculturally zoned areas...
Broadway to close to traffic from Main to Spanish for two weeks, contractor says (04/17/12)
Broadway will close to traffic from Main to Spanish streets for about two weeks starting today as contractors continue to construct Cape Girardeau's $4.5 million Broadway corridor project. The closure will be just the first of several along the heavily traversed Broadway as Fronabarger Concreters move the project westward to Pacific Street between now and its target completion date of Nov. 5.
Ground control: Councilwoman wants disbanded anti-litter campaign resurrected (04/17/12)
Loretta Schneider wants to talk trash. And the Cape Girardeau city councilwoman hopes that sounding off publicly about the city's litter problem will spark interest in renewing a now defunct campaign that was designed to keep the city clean. Schneider believes restarting Keep Southeast Missouri Beautiful, or a variation thereof, is something to be seriously considered in light of several high-profile projects on the city's horizon, especially the new $125 million downtown Isle of Capri casino and its projected 1 million annual visitors.. ...
Dobbins: No hotel, but SEMO still planning to expand housing (04/17/12)
Sometimes ideas turn out to be only ideas. Southeast Missouri State University president Dr. Ken Dobbins put a kibosh on his idea for a hotel near the River Campus on Monday night when he announced to the Cape Girardeau City Council that plans are changing for university foundation-owned acreage along the Fountain Street extension...
Gov. Jay Nixon to speak at SEMO commencement in May (04/17/12)
Gov. Jay Nixon will deliver the address at Southeast Missouri State University's spring commencement May 12. He will address the largest graduating class in the history of the University with 1,052 undergraduates and 270 graduate students receiving degrees. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the Show Me Center...
Jackson aldermen set two hearings on rezoning requests (04/17/12)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen on Monday night set two public hearings to field comments about rezoning a number of city tracts from residential to commercial use. Applications to rezone several lots in the Nine Oaks subdivision were made by B&R Developers LLC of Jackson, Ron and Marcia Clark, Bobby and Jane Clark, Clark & Sons Excavating LLC of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Medical Center Inc. and the Jackson Area Baseball Association...
Missouri's largest black oak certified in Scott County (04/17/12)
MORLEY, Mo. -- A giant black oak in Scott County has been certified as the largest known tree of its species in the state. Doug Sikes contacted the Missouri Department of Conservation about the tree, which dominates a field he purchased last fall in Morley, Mo., according to a conservation department news release. Sikes said he bought the field to protect the tree and so his family could enjoy it...
Court documents: Man charged with attempted robbery set up staged drug deal (04/17/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A St. Louis man who was arrested Friday in Perry County on drug and attempted robbery charges didn't have drugs on him, but had arranged to sell heroin to a confidential informant, according to court documents. Timmy Tyrell Johnson, 32, was arrested in part based on officers' beliefs that he was planning to rob an informant during a staged heroin deal...
Cape Girardeau School Board elects officers (04/17/12)
The Cape Girardeau School Board elected new officers during a special meeting Monday. Stacy Kinder was re-elected as the board's president. Kyle McDonald, who was recently re-elected in the April 3 municipal election, was elected vice president. Don Call was elected as a delegate to the Missouri School Boards Assocation...
Missouri Court of Appeals to hear cases at SEMO (04/17/12)
The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, will convene to hear five cases at Southeast Missouri State University on April 30. "The Eastern District comprises large areas outside of St. Louis, and by traveling to all parts of the district, citizens of our state have an opportunity to observe a part of the judicial process that they normally do not see." said Chief Judge Kurt Odenwald in a news release Monday...
Highway 51 closes in Stoddard County (04/17/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 51 in Stoddard County, between County Road 291 and Click Avenue at the south city limits of Puxico, Mo., will be closed Monday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace the culvert pipe under the roadway. Work will be done from 8 a.m. ...
Route PP in Stoddard County closed for pipe replacement (04/17/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route PP between county roads 279 and 271 in Stoddard County will be closed Wednesday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace the culvert pipe under the roadway. The work will be done from 8 a.m. to noon, weather permitting. Signs will mark the work zone, and 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 EE in Cape, Scott counties reduced for pavement repairs (04/17/12)
Route EE in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction from Highway 25 to Highway 77 as contractor crews begin an asphalt overlay. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through May 11. ...
Charter adding, reorganizing channels (04/17/12)
Charter will add 28 high-definition channels and reorganize more than 90 percent of its channels by genre between now and April 25. The changes will become effective in the Cape Girardeau area Wednesday. Before the transition period, customers will receive a new channel listing showing the 28 high-definition channels and the location of other channels. ...
Mo. auditor to appeal ruling on tax initiative (04/17/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A group backing an initiative to replace Missouri's income tax with an expanded sales tax conceded Monday that "the odds are against it" appearing on the November ballot, even though the state auditor plans to appeal a court ruling against the initiative...
Mo. Gov. Nixon raises $1.7M to start 2012 (04/17/12)
JFEFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he raised $1.7 million this past quarter, helping build a campaign account of more than $6 million for his re-election bid. Nixon, a Democrat, said Monday his fundraising for the first three months of the year marked his best quarter so far in the 2012 campaign cycle...
Water dispute between Texas, Mexico sparked by drought (04/17/12)
McALLEN, Texas -- Melted snow providing water for irrigation had barely begun burbling down a bone-dry Rio Grande toward a thin four-mile-wide strip of farmland straddling the U.S.-Mexico border when a war of words erupted. Mexico wanted a traditional early release from reservoirs so spring planting wouldn't be delayed. ...
GSA executive asserts right to remain silent (04/17/12)
WASHINGTON -- The General Services Administration investigator who revealed a wild agency spending spree said Monday he's investigating possible bribery and kickbacks, and has already recommended criminal charges to the Justice Department. The key figure in the scandal invoked his right to remain silent at the House hearing...
Private company's 1st space station visit on track (04/17/12)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A private U.S. company is on track to become the first commercial visitor to the International Space Station. NASA said Monday there's a good chance that Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, will make its April 30 date to launch a cargo ship to the space station. More software testing is needed before a final "go" is given. Managers said they will meet again next Monday to review everything...
Judges, journalists clash over tweeting (04/17/12)
CHICAGO -- Getting news from a big trial once took days, moving at the speed of a carrier pigeon or an express pony. The telegraph and telephone cut that time dramatically, as did live television broadcasts. Now comes Twitter with more changes, breaking up courtroom journalism into bite-size reports that take shape as fast as a reporter can tap 140 characters into a smartphone. ...
Tornado damage stalls Wichita aircraft industry (04/17/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tornado damage in Kansas' aircraft manufacturing hub could have a ripple effect on the industry, analysts warned Monday, even as airplane makers Boeing and Hawker Beechcraft and nearby parts maker Spirit AeroSystems were still tallying losses...
Today in History (04/17/12)
Today is Tuesday, April 17, the 108th day of 2012. There are 258 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 17, 1937, the animated cartoon character Daffy Duck made his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon "Porky's Duck Hunt," directed by Tex Avery...
Cardboard cathedral planned in New Zealand (04/17/12)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A cathedral made from cardboard. The idea may sound flimsy, particularly given that cathedrals tend to be known for their solid presence: the flying buttresses, the soaring domes, the Gothic grandeur. But in the earthquake-devastated city of Christchurch, Anglican leaders believe it will deliver both a temporary solution and a statement about the city's recovery...
Norway's mass killer's tears not ‘out of pity' (04/17/12)
OSLO, Norway -- Anders Behring Breivik shed tears as he went on trial Monday for killing 77 people -- but not for his victims. The emotional display came when prosecutors showed his anti-Muslim video. Dressed in a dark suit and sporting a thin beard, Breivik defended the July 22 massacre as an act of "self-defense" in his professed civil war and sat stone-faced as prosecutors described how he killed each of his victims...
U.S. prepares for last major offensive in Afghanistan (04/17/12)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- For Taliban militants and U.S. strategists alike, all roads in this impoverished country of mountain passes, arid deserts and nearly impassable goat tracks lead to this ancient capital of 3 million people nestled in a high and narrow valley...
U.N.'s Ban: Syria must allow full access to observers (04/17/12)
BEIRUT -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday the Syrian government is responsible for guaranteeing U.N. observers full freedom of movement to monitor the country's tenuous cease-fire, which appeared to be unraveling as regime forces pounded the opposition stronghold of Homs, activists said...
Cape Central's Simmons shoots 70 to land Jackson Invitational golf title (04/17/12)
Central sophomore Travis Simmons earned medalist honors at Monday's Jackson Invitational golf tournament.
High school roundup: St. Vincent girls soccer team blanks Poplar Bluff 8-0 (04/17/12)
All the scores from Monday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State baseball team set to host Arkansas State (04/17/12)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team will try to bounce back from Sunday's tough loss when the Redhawks welcome Arkansas State to Capaha Field today. Southeast and the Red Wolves will square off in a 5 p.m. first pitch to begin a four-game homestand for the Redhawks...
Healthy Terrell provides threat in Southeast Missouri State football team's backfield (04/17/12)
Levi Terrell was on quite a roll last year when the tailback suffered a season-ending injury during Southeast Missouri State's fifth game. Terrell naturally was disappointed but chose not to dwell on it. He instead threw himself into rehab mode to regain 100 percent health as quickly as possible...
Southeast Missouri State softball player Patterson earns OVC player of week (04/17/12)
Southeast Missouri State junior outfielder Simone Patterson was named the Ohio Valley Conference softball player of the week Monday.
National champion Trinity Lutheran girls basketball team relies on stifling 'D' (04/17/12)
The Trinity Lutheran girls basketball team won the 32-team Lutheran Basketball Association of America National Tournament of Champions in Valparaiso, Ind.
Area calendar 4/17/12 (04/17/12)
Baseball Umpires needed: The Jackson Baseball League is looking for umpires. An instructional meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Jackson Elk's Lodge. Those wishing to umpire this season should attend. Info: Mike Buck, 270-5342, mbuck@semo.edu...
Area Digest 4/17/12 (04/17/12)
Charles Chilcutt and Tim Holden combined for a 59 to win the two-man handicap best ball tournament Saturday at Dalhousie Golf Club. Greg Howard and Bill Morgan placed second with a 61, while Aaron Dombrowski and Tom Gleason shot 62. Closest-to-the-pin winners were Phil Cantoni (No. 5), Ron Seabaugh (No. 8), Clayton Vandivort (No. 11) and Terry Bozzay (No. 13)...
Blues beat Sharks 4-3 in Game 3 to take 2-1 lead (04/17/12)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Andy McDonald scored one goal and set up another in the second period to help the St. Louis Blues regain home-ice advantage in their first-round series against San Jose by beating the Sharks 4-3 in Game 3 on Monday night. Patrik Berglund, Jason Arnott and Alexander Steen added power-play goals, and Brian Elliott made 26 saves in place of injured Jaroslav Halak as the Blues won their second consecutive game following a double-overtime loss in Game 1 to take a 2-1 series lead. ...
How to satisfy cravings and still eat right (04/17/12)
When was the last time you ate three meals in a day? What was the last snack you had? If you can answer the snack question faster than you can answer the meals question, it's not surprising. Today's on-the-go, 24/7 lifestyle has created a nation of snackers. ...
Health Beat: Adult exercises (04/17/12)
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U.S. teen births: Missouri ranked 20th, Miss. has highest rate (04/17/12)
NEW YORK -- Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report. Nearly every state saw a decline in teen births from 2007 to 2010, with the biggest drop in Arizona at 29 percent. Rates stayed about the same in three states: Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia...
‘GMA' poised to snap long ‘Today' winning streak (04/17/12)
NEW YORK -- The 16-year ratings dominance of NBC's "Today" show, one of television's most epic streaks, has apparently ended. The Nielsen Co. said Monday that ABC's "Good Morning America" beat NBC's morning show last week by a razor-thin margin of 13,000 viewers -- and ABC owes Tim Tebow a hearty thank you...
Francis Denton (04/17/12)
THEBES, Ill. -- Francis A. "Sonny" Denton, 73, of Thebes passed away Friday, April 13, 2012, at his home. He was born Nov. 24, 1938, at Thebes, son of Gerald A. and Frances E. Jolly Denton. Denton retired after 21 years in the U.S. Navy, and had served in Vietnam...
Gina Heider (04/17/12)
Gina Pelia Heider, six weeks old, daughter of Dennis Wayne and Stephanie Lorene Heider of Gordonville died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery, with the Rev. Sam Roethemeyer officiating...
Marvin Koenig (04/17/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Marvin E. "Red" Koenig, 77, of Perryville died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Thomas Handrick officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery...
Jo Riddick (04/17/12)
Jo A. Riddick, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Aug. 9, 1944, in Steele, Mo., to Charley A. and Mary G. Severn Smith. Jo was a graduate of Steele High School. She was a nurse's assistant and had worked at Southeast Hospital many years. She was a member of Eagles Aerie 3775...
Winnie Riehn (04/17/12)
Winnie L. Riehn, 84, of Cape Girardeau departed this life to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at her home. She was born Dec. 30, 1927, daughter of Charles August and Mary Riehn. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Albert of Oklahoma, who passed away in 1967...
Loella Robinson (04/17/12)
MOUNDS, Ill. — Loella Robinson of Mounds died Monday, April 16, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Stephen Wallenmeyer (04/17/12)
WARE, Ill. -- Stephen Wallenmeyer, 62, of Ware died Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born Oct. 16, 1949, in St. Louis, son of Kermit and Mariam Penzoil Wallenmeyer. He married Janet Davis on Nov. 29, 1980, in Jonesboro, Ill...
Births 4/17/12 (04/17/12)
Son to Jason L. and Leslie A. Walther of Jackson, Southeast Hospital, 8:31 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012. Name, Drake Anthony Lee. Weight, 9 pounds. Second child, first son. Mrs. Walther is the former Leslie Palmer, daughter of Dale Palmer of Raleigh, Ill., and Rick and Brenda Stroer of Jackson. She is an insurance secretary at Southeast. Walther is the son of Ronald and Pamela Walther of Jackson. He is an operator with Eastern Missouri Industries...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/17/12 (04/17/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 4/17/12 (04/17/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 4/17/12 (04/17/12)
After over three months of discussion, the 10 members of a committee studying a proposed lake in Cape Girardeau presented a final report to the county commission yesterday; as expected, the report calls for construction of a lake in excess of 8,000 acres in the west part of the county that would include about 2,700 acres in Bollinger County...
Discovery Playhouse: 'Where fun and learning come full circle' (04/17/12)
While most office environments are filled by the sounds of ringing phones and copy machines, mine is filled with children's giggles. This ambient background may be viewed, by some, as distracting. At Discovery Playhouse, hearing squeals of glee reaffirms that we are doing great things. ...
Emergency sirens (04/17/12)
This past weekend the country's midsection once again saw what devastation can occur when a tornado blows in. As of Monday morning six people had died from the storms in Oklahoma and others were injured. Those of us in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois have also experienced severe weather in recent months, not to mention the deadly tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., last May. ...
Speak Out 4/17/12 (04/17/12)
JUST for the record, President Obama does not, has not and will not represent the true interests of the "middle class." As with all things, the "middle class" is just a term that Obama has picked up on that serves his political needs. I am firmly in the middle class by income and other means of defining middle class, and I completely disagree with everything that Obama stands for. ...
Prayer 4/17/12 (04/17/12)
O Lord God, we lift our eyes to you, the One who never changes. Amen.
Jacque Waller 5k Run/Walk (04/17/12)
As June 1, 2012, approaches our small family of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield workers quietly consoles one another through memories. We have pictures in our minds of her face, an experience we shared with her, or how she would have reacted to events in our lives and in the lives of her family and children. This is how we keep her alive because as of June 1, 2011, we do not know what became of our friend, Jacque Waller...
Outdoor Nature Photography Workshop for Earth Day (04/17/12)
Regional photographer Aaron Horrell from the Painted Wren Gallery at the Bilderbach Art Plaza in Cape Girardeau, MO will be hosting a two-day outdoor photography workshop, in conjunction with Victor Kantchev, another photographer, and the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. ...
SATURDAY SOCIAL: RECYCLED CAN ART WITH MARILYN (04/17/12)
The Southeast Missouri Arts Council invites you to attend a Saturday Social on Saturday, April 21 from 1 to 3 pm, featuring Sikeston artist Marilyn Schwaninger who is known for her relief sculptures that utilize aluminum from discarded beverage cans...
COLLEGE STUDENTS SERVE YOUTH AND LEARN LEADERSHIP (04/17/12)
The Beta Psi chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, chartered to Southeast Missouri State University hosted a section conference focused on leadership development, professional networking, and service to the campus, community, and country. College students from the greater St. ...
Heritage Dental Group Holds Free Dentistry Day (04/17/12)
St. Peters, MO -- 168 St. Peters-area people received free dental services from Heritage Dental Group on Saturday, April 7th as part of their Helping Hands Free Dentistry Day. Dr. Mary Smith and Dr. Timothy Larson of Heritage Dental Group, along with the help of several other area dentists, provided free oral health care to needy citizens as part of Free Dentistry Day, a program initiated in 2001 to provide dental care to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance...
Emily Dockins learning to plow (04/17/12)
Young lady learning how to plow with Belgians named Crazy Katie and Blue
Good Samaritan: Lucinda Myers (04/17/12)
I found your front page story on ground control interesting concerning trash pick up. We probably have the most dedicated employee that picks up trash every day on one of the worst littered streets in Cape at 500 William. Lucinda Myers. She set up a program years ago where MoDOT provides the bags...
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