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Stories from Monday, April 30, 2012

Cape switching to automated leaf collection (04/30/12)
Cape Girardeau is converting to a new automated leaf-collection program, perhaps as soon as this fall, that city officials expect to be better received by residents than the popular automated trash pickup was two years ago. The new $150,000 system was announced at the Cape Girardeau City Council's annual retreat Friday, with Public Works director Tim Gramling saying the new program will offer at least six fall curbside pickups per household compared to just one...
County library system embracing innovation to attract patrons (04/30/12)
Visitors walked through the doors of the Riverside Regional Library system more than a quarter-million times last year and its director is striving to keep that number growing with new technology and programs to attract people of all ages. The Cape Girardeau County library in Jackson is the headquarters for the six facilities across Cape Girardeau, Scott and Perry counties that make up the system. ...
Prosecutors respond to appeal of Waller threat sentence (04/30/12)
Federal prosecutors have responded to Clay Waller's appeal of a five-year sentence imposed on him for a federal Internet threat conviction. Assistant federal prosecutor Larry Ferrell responded to the appeal with a 69-page brief April 17. Waller, 41, pleaded guilty Oct. ...
Tailor Institute to continue receiving state funding (04/30/12)
Programs for autistic teens and young adults at the Tailor Institute at Southeast Missouri State University's Autism Center will grow for another year with the continuation of a Department of Economic Development grant. At the same time, the institute will begin a pilot program to serve younger clients with help from a local school...
Thousands see Barnum Bash over weekend (04/30/12)
More than 6,800 young-at-heart attendees came out over the weekend to see five shows of the Barnum Bash at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. The Barnum Bash is an updated version of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus that features the acts with smoke, lights and confetti set to music as a complement to the action and pageantry in the arena...
Former Poplar Bluff football coach to stand trial for stealing (04/30/12)
Former Poplar Bluff High School football coach Shane Kearbey will be bound over for trial to face a felony stealing charge, ruled Judge John Bloodworth at a preliminary hearing Friday morning. Kearbey was charged June 3 with stealing from a football team fundraiser in which money had been collected for "meal cards" -- the school athletic program buys the cards, redeemable at local restaurants, at a cost of $5 each, and football players sell the cards for $15 each with the profits deposited in the program's reimbursable account.. ...
Poplar Bluff burglary suspect faces preliminary hearing today (04/30/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff man charged with burglarizing a home earlier this month while the homeowner was sleeping is set to appear in court today for a preliminary hearing. Jacob Sanoe Kalawaia, 27, is set to appear at 1 p.m. today on charges of felony first-degree burglary and felony first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle...
Man found guilty of assaulting Advance police officer (04/30/12)
A man accused of assaulting an Advance police officer was found guilty last week. Scotty Hooe was found guilty of second-degree assault of a law enforcment officer and armed criminal action. According to Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver, on a change of venue from Stoddard County, the jury returned its guilty verdict in 16 minutes...
2011 Flood: A Year Later, April 30 (04/30/12)
On this day, April 30 Cape river level: 45.2 feet Cape flood stage: 32 feet Cairo river level: 59.15 feet Cairo flood stage: 40 feet Rainfall: 1.49 inches Just 3 inches shy of the record crest, Cairo, Ill.,'s mayor orders everyone in the city to leave by midnight. ...
St. Louis tent collapse raises safety questions (04/30/12)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis officials are expected to more closely scrutinize the large tents commonly set up near downtown stadiums after one of the temporary structures collapsed in high winds Saturday, resulting in the death of an Illinois man and dozens of injuries after a baseball game...
Today in History (04/30/12)
Today is Monday, April 30, the 121st day of 2012. There are 245 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 30, 1812, Louisiana (formerly the Territory of Orleans) became the 18th state of the Union. On this date: In 1789, George Washington took office in New York as the first president of the United States...
Maine convents turn to Internet for recruitment (04/30/12)
BIDDEFORD, Maine -- When Sister Elaine Lachance devoted herself to a religious life straight out of high school in 1959, her religious order had more than a dozen convents in the U.S. with nearly 260 sisters. Today, the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec, based in Canada, has just five convents in Maine and Massachusetts with 56 sisters. The youngest is 64 years old, and it's been more than 20 years since a new member joined...
Weaker al-Qaida still plots payback for U.S. raid (04/30/12)
WASHINGTON -- A year after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida is hobbled and hunted, too busy surviving for the moment to carry out another Sept. 11-style attack on U.S. soil. But the terrorist network dreams still of payback, and U.S. counterterrorist officials warn that, in time, its offshoots may deliver...
Egypt military rulers promise government reshuffle (04/30/12)
CAIRO -- Egypt's ruling military council promised Sunday to reshuffle the Cabinet, hours after the Islamist-dominated parliament suspended sessions to protest the panel's failure to heed repeated calls for the government's dismissal. Parliament Speaker Saad el-Katatni said he received a call from the ruling generals promising to announce a reshuffle within 48 hours. ...
21 killed in north Nigeria church service attacks (04/30/12)
KANO, Nigeria -- Gunmen attacked worship services at a university campus and a church Sunday in northern Nigeria, killing at least 21 people in coordinated assaults that saw panicked Christians gunned down as they tried to flee, witnesses and officials said...
Southeast Missouri State baseball team claims second consecutive OVC series (04/30/12)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team continued its resurgence Sunday with a 14-2 romp at Tennessee-Martin. Southeast, which fell to the Skyhawks 5-4 on Friday before rolling 13-1 on Saturday, posted its second consecutive Ohio Valley Conference series win after the Redhawks had lost their first four OVC series...
Southeast Missouri State softball team falls short of OVC tournament (04/30/12)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team would have needed a minor miracle to qualify for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament even with a win Sunday. It looked like the Redhawks would get that victory in their final OVC game of the season, but host Murray State stunned Southeast with a seventh-inning rally...
Driskell claims three-shot win at Ozark Invitational (04/30/12)
Brian Rosener ~ Daily American Republic Blake Driskell hits out of the sand on No. 18 during the final round of the 66th annual Tom Hoover Ozark Invitational on Sunday at Westwood Hills Country Club in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Driskell won the tournament by three strokes....
Blues may play without Pietrangelo in Game 2 (04/30/12)
The defensive standout was injured in the 3-1 loss to the Kings in Game 1
Mistakes cost Cardinals in 3-2 loss to Brewers (04/30/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Jaime Garcia failed to get a bunt down, forgot to tag up and gave up one fat pitch. The St. Louis Cardinals' hitters shouldered their share of the blame, too, in a game that ended with a botched double steal. The Cardinals had 11 hits but were 2 for 14 with runners in scoring position and stranded 13 runners in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, costing them a three-game sweep...
One streak is over, but two remain intact (04/30/12)
The way Kenton Parmley seemed to be lining shots all over the field every game, I thought he just might reach the NCAA Division I record hitting streak of 58 consecutive contests by Robin Ventura. But Parmley's 47-game hitting streak finally ended last weekend when he went 0 for 3 against Tennessee Tech...
Nugent says he's insulted by concert cancellation (04/30/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Ted Nugent said he was insulted by the cancellation of his planned concert at an Army post over his comments about President Barack Obama. Commanders at the Fort Knox, Ky., post nixed Nugent's segment of a June concert after the rocker and conservative activist said at a recent National Rifle Association meeting that he would be "dead or in jail by this time next year" if Obama is re-elected...
Progress continues with Isle of Capri casino construction (04/30/12)
Crews continue to make progress at the Isle of Capri construction site as they work to open before Thanksgiving. The tedious task of filling the basin that will hold the land-based casino's floating gaming floor is now underway, according to Isle spokeswoman Jill Alexander...
U.S. beef industry profits from fast-growing exports (04/30/12)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Exports are big business for the U.S. beef industry, which shipped a record $5.4 billion worth of beef abroad last year. It was the first year sales surpassed those in 2003, when exports to Asia collapsed amid the first U.S. mad cow disease scare. ...
People on the Move 04/30/12 (04/30/12)
Danea Johnson, owner of Concepts Styling Salon in Cape Girardeau, recently attended an advanced salon business course in New York at the Bumble and Bumble University. The Business Immersion course is a three-day intensive workshop focusing on defining a strong salon culture, leadership, management and merchandising in a creative fashion forward atmosphere. The company has invited Johnson to attend the next level of business education and she plans to complete the course this fall...
Edna Kirchhoff (04/30/12)
Edna Anna Kirchhoff, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending with Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Laura Niswonger (04/30/12)
Laura Edith Niswonger, 95, of Cape Girardeau, went to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, April 29, 2012, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 2, 1916, near Sedgewickville, Mo. to Simon Peter and Nora Bea Statler Propst. She married Guy Eugene Swaim in Cape Girardeau on June 24, 1933. ...
Janet Roberts (04/30/12)
Janet Roberts, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday evening at home. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Lorene Sander (04/30/12)
Lorene C. Sander, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at the Monticello House. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to time of service Tuesday at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Douglas Breite officiating...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/30/12 (04/30/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 4/30/12 (04/30/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Jackson police and fire report 4/30/12 (04/30/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 4/30/12 (04/30/12)
Concerned over the amount of time it is taking to do the drywall work in the county's new administrative office building in Jackson, Presiding Commissioner Gene Huckstep says he will request a meeting with the contractor and architect to discuss the matter...
Make your own path (04/30/12)
Peer pressure is often seen as a bad thing, but it doesn't have to be. When peer pressure is positive and promotes good values and productivity, it's called leadership. A handful of local students are showing their leadership by putting their talents toward a campaign against drug and alcohol abuse...
Health care cost concerns (04/30/12)
As an advocate for health care reform, I have issues with Dr. Michael Wulfers' recent letter. He proposes high deductibles and health savings accounts as solutions for the soaring cost of health care. These are panaceas and do little to address the cost issue. ...
Speak Out 4/30/12 (04/30/12)
I attended the Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School Family Fun Night faculty, parents and students basketball game Friday night. It was an amazing event. I want to thank Mrs. Ellis and all Central Junior High faculty for implementing this event for the past six years. ...
Prayer 4/30/12 (04/30/12)
We sing to you, O Lord Jesus, with grateful praise. Amen.
Frohna man pleads guilty to wildlife violations (04/30/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Frohna resident Eldon E. Luckey, 22, plead guilty this week to 17 charges of taking wildlife illegally in the 32nd Circuit Court with the Honorable Judge Michael Bullerdieck presiding. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, the charges stem from a December 2011 investigation conducted by conservation agents...
Race Time (04/30/12)
The SoutheastHEALTH family was well represented at the 2012 Soap Box Derby in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, April 28, with three Super Stock car racers: Austin Arnzen, son of Julie Arnzen in Accounting; and Tristan Rhodes, son of Alicia Rhodes of Emergency Services; and Elijah Tallent, grandson of Southeast Chaplain Rocky Tallent...
Soap Box Derby (04/30/12)
The SoutheastHEALTH family was well represented at the 2012 Soap Box Derby in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, April 28, with three Super Stock car racers: Austin Arnzen, son of Julie Arnzen in Accounting; and Tristan Rhodes, son of Alicia Rhodes of Emergency Services; and Elijah Tallent, grandson of Southeast Chaplain Rocky Tallent...
Ready to Race (04/30/12)
The SoutheastHEALTH family was well represented at the 2012 Soap Box Derby in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, April 28, with three Super Stock car racers: Austin Arnzen, son of Julie Arnzen in Accounting; and Tristan Rhodes, son of Alicia Rhodes of Emergency Services; and Elijah Tallent, grandson of Southeast Chaplain Rocky Tallent...
Mia Friese Donates Pet Supplies to Humane Society (04/30/12)
Mia Friese has her 7th birthday party at Discovery Playhouse on April 28, 2012 and requested pet supplies instead of birthday presents. Mia donated these pet supplies to the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri.
Roman Baths in Bath, England (04/30/12)
I snapped this with my phone when we were visiting our daugher and her US Marine husband who at the time was attached to the Royal British Marines Commando in Taunton UK.
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