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Stories from Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Temporary entrance for Southeast Missourian customers during Broadway construction (05/02/12)
The Southeast Missourian has closed its front doors as work on the Broadway corridor project moves into the 300 block. The Southeast Missourian and Concord Publishing will have customer service representatives set up in the rear of the building at 301 Broadway to accommodate customers until the block reopens to traffic. Several spaces in the parking lot behind the building will be reserved for customers. For more information, call 335-6611...
Flood of 2011 anniversary: Flood's scars remain a year later (05/02/12)
Randy Sutton had heard that the three-star general with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had officially made the decision. He had seen the Missouri National Guard trucks roll through, ordering everyone from their homes. And now, the Mississippi County farmer was along a dark rainy roadway with everyone else awaiting the blast...
Year later, Blunt critical of pace at Birds Point (05/02/12)
ST. LOUIS -- A year after the intentional breach of the Birds Point levee in Southeast Missouri, Sen. Roy Blunt is criticizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its rebuilding pace.
17 people become citizens at Cape Girardeau naturalization ceremony (05/02/12)
Seventeen brand-new U.S. citizens weren't born but made in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, and for many, it was only after years of patient waiting.
Panel recommends to keep Tamms prison open (05/02/12)
TAMMS, Ill. -- A state commission recommended Tuesday that the Tamms Correctional Center not be closed to save the state money.
Some Cape Girardeau County businesses remain open after losing sales tax licenses (05/02/12)
So far this year, 20 Cape Girardeau County businesses have lost their sales tax licenses for failing to turn tax payments over to the state. Many of the businesses listed on the Missouri Department of Revenue's "Who Is Not Paying" website are no longer operating, but some remain open...
Body of 21-year-old man recovered at Apple Creek (05/02/12)
A 21-year-old man is dead after he fell or jumped into Apple Creek on Tuesday afternoon, according to a Perry County Sheriff's Department news release.
Kinder to speak at GOP club meeting Friday (05/02/12)
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has been announced as the speaker at the monthly meeting of the Cape Girardeau County Republican Women's Club. The meeting is on noon Friday at Dexter Bar-B-Que. Kinder is seeking re-election to a third term. He was elected the state's 46th lieutenant governor in 2004...
Suspicious fires under investigation in Charleston (05/02/12)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A string of vacant structure fires occurring within a month's time are under investigation in Charleston. About 12:25 a.m. Monday, the Charleston Department of Public Safety was called to a fire at a vacant residence at 605 W. Commercial St., according to department chief Robert Hearnes...
Retirement reception for Jefferson Elementary principal to be held Sunday (05/02/12)
Jefferson Elementary principal Mark Cook will be honored this weekend with a retirement reception at the school where he has served in his position for 14 years. An open house in Cook's honor will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the school. Cook has been an educator for 32 years...
Candidate questionnaire: Bob Parker (05/02/12)
NAME: Bob Parker AGE: 55 PLACE OF BIRTH: Wichita, Kansas SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Wife Karen, daughters Angela and Amanda, 5 grandchildren. EDUCATION: NCHS Professional School of Real Estate Ozarks Agricultural University of Hard Knocks See complete background on my website www.electbobparker.com...
2011 Flood: A year later, May 2 (05/02/12)
On this day, May 2 Cape river level: 46.2 feet Cape flood stage: 32 feet Cairo river level: 61.05 feet Cairo flood stage: 40 feet Rainfall: 1.44 inches The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers exploded a large section of the Birds Point levee just after 10 p.m. ...
Mo. lawmakers to begin negotiations on budget plan (05/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers have delayed formal negotiations on the state budget until at least Thursday. A budget conference committee meeting that had been scheduled for Wednesday was cancelled, though informal discussions among House and Senate budget writers are ongoing...
Missouri revenues slightly ahead of budget for 2012 (05/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri revenues are coming in a little above what was expected for the budget. Figures released Wednesday by the state Office of Administration show Missouri's net revenues were up 3.1 percent through April, a period that covers the first 10 months of the state fiscal year. That's slightly ahead of the projected 2.7 percent growth upon which the 2012 budget was based...
Midwest economic survey suggests growing strength (05/02/12)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A recent survey of supply managers suggests growing economic strength in a nine-state region of the Plains and Midwest. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 60.0 in April, compared with 58.6 in March and 58.4 in February...
Mo. senators approve changes to judge selection (05/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Senate has approved a proposed constitutional amendment revising the selection process for appellate judges. Members of the Missouri Supreme Court and the state Court of Appeals are appointed by the governor from three finalists recommended by a special commission. The commission is made up of one Supreme Court judge, three lawyers and three non-lawyers picked by the governor...
Missouri lawmaker announces he is gay, denounces school bill (05/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Republican Missouri House member has publicly announced he's gay and is calling on GOP leaders to end legislation that would limit discussion of sexual orientation in public schools. Rep. Zachary Wyatt held a Capitol news conference Wednesday at which he said he was disclosing his sexual orientation for the first time. ...
Mo. senator pushes for new state slogan (05/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri lawmaker wants tourism officials and government agencies in the Show-Me State to start using another slogan he believes tells more about the state's heritage and attractions. A resolution by Sen. John Lamping encourages the Division of Tourism to incorporate the slogan "The Great Rivers State" in its marketing...
Mo. House panel backs child care subsidy change (05/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri House committee has endorsed legislation that would let some low-income families earn more money without losing their state subsidies for child care. The bill would create a pilot program to test the idea. Families whose income rises above the threshold for subsidized child care would keep the benefit but pay 44 percent of the excess income to the state as a "premium."...
Judge rejects Missouri school transfer law (05/02/12)
ST. LOUIS -- A Missouri trial judge ruled Tuesday that a state law allowing students to transfer from unaccredited districts to nearby schools cannot be enforced because it violates a part of the state constitution that prohibits unfunded mandates...
Mo. governor signals compromise on workers' comp (05/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- About six weeks after he vetoed legislation that would have changed the state's workers' compensation system, Missouri's Democratic governor is signaling that he would be open to compromise with Republican lawmakers. In a letter to Senate leaders obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, Gov. ...
Judge urges new trial in 1990 death (05/02/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A Missouri judge ruled Tuesday that a man twice convicted in the 1990 slaying of a local farm wife was the victim of "a manifest injustice" and that no jury would have convicted him had investigators done their jobs. Boone County Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler, who was appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court to review the case, said prosecutors failed to turn over key evidence to Mark Woodworth's lawyers and overlooked numerous conflicts of interest among prosecutors, a judge and law enforcement.. ...
Today in History (05/02/12)
Today is Wednesday, May 2, the 123rd day of 2012. There are 243 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 2, 2011, Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces at his Pakistan compound, then quickly buried at sea in a stunning finale to a furtive decade on the run...
Stinging gas sends May Day protesters fleeing in Oakland (05/02/12)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Hundreds of activists across the U.S. joined the worldwide May Day protests Tuesday, with Occupy Wall Street members in several cities leading demonstrations against major financial institutions. In Oakland, stinging gas sent protesters fleeing a downtown intersection where they were demonstrating. It was unclear whether police fired the gas, but officers took four people into custody...
FBI: Five men charged in plot to blow up Ohio bridge (05/02/12)
CLEVELAND -- Five men described by federal authorities as anarchists angry with corporate America and the government were charged Tuesday with plotting to bomb an Ohio bridge linking two wealthy Cleveland suburbs. The men were arrested Monday night after unknowingly working with an FBI informant for months, a strategy that federal investigators have used repeatedly in recent years to nab alleged terrorists...
Hungry homeless man gets arrested intentionally (05/02/12)
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Lance Brown was hungry and homeless, so he decided to get thrown in jail by hurling a brick through a glass door at the Columbus courthouse building. Brown, 36, spent nine months in jail before his April trial. On Tuesday, he was sentenced to another month behind bars, and three years of probation that includes a six-month stay in a halfway house...
Secret Service closes ranks in scandal (05/02/12)
WASHINGTON -- After two weeks of revelations about a prostitution scandal, the Secret Service and its supporters are circling the wagons to restore the "secret" part of its mission. Retired agents have been instructed to stop talking to reporters. Secret Service agents are dismantling Facebook accounts, hanging up on reporters and notifying headquarters -- even calling police -- when journalists knock on their doors at home for interviews about the investigation...
Dissident casts shadow over talks between U.S., China (05/02/12)
WASHINGTON -- The blind Chinese lawyer at the center of a diplomatic storm between Washington and Beijing is a taboo topic in each capital. Neither side wants the biggest human-rights issue between the two since Tiananmen Square to disrupt high-level strategic and economic talks set to begin Thursday...
New York man convicted in thwarted plot to bomb subway (05/02/12)
NEW YORK -- In what authorities called the most serious terror threat since the Sept. 11 attacks, a New York City man was convicted Tuesday of plotting with two of his former classmates at a Queens high school to attack the subways as suicide bombers...
U.S. factory growth shows economy more resilient (05/02/12)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. manufacturing grew last month at the fastest pace in 10 months, suggesting the economy is healthier than recent data had indicated. New orders, production and a measure of hiring all rose. The April survey from the Institute for Supply Management was a hopeful sign ahead of Friday's monthly jobs report and helped the Dow Jones industrial average end the day at its highest level in more than four years...
1 year on from bin Laden raid, no answers from Pakistan (05/02/12)
ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan -- One year since U.S. commandos flew into this Pakistani army town and killed Osama bin Laden, Islamabad has failed to answer tough questions over whether its security forces were protecting the world's most wanted terrorist...
Obama in Afghanistan, sees 'light of new day' (05/02/12)
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- On a swift, secretive trip to the war zone, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that after years of sacrifice the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan is winding down just as it has already ended in Iraq. "We can see the light of a new day on the horizon," he said on the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death and in the midst of his own re-election campaign...
France's Sarkozy fighting for his future, likely to lose (05/02/12)
PARIS -- President Nicolas Sarkozy is the underdog, and he knows it. Not a single poll has predicted he will win re-election Sunday, and leading figures in his government are already lining up new jobs. In televised interviews, Sarkozy's on the defensive and paints himself as a victim. At campaign rallies, he's boxer-like, punching the air, torso soaked with sweat within minutes of taking the podium...
India ferry capsizes; 103 dead, 100 missing (05/02/12)
BURABURI, India -- Rescuers on Tuesday had recovered 103 bodies from a turbulent northeastern river after a heavily packed ferry capsized, saying they feared that dozens of others had been swept by the current to neighboring Bangladesh. The overloaded ferry overturned and broke into two pieces in stormy weather late Monday. About 100 people were still missing Tuesday evening...
After 50 years, Cubans hope to travel freely as restrictions may be lifted (05/02/12)
HAVANA -- After controlling the comings and goings of its people for five decades, communist Cuba appears on the verge of a momentous decision to lift many travel restrictions. One senior official says a "radical and profound" change is weeks away...
St. Vincent girls soccer team fends off Notre Dame 2-1 (05/02/12)
The St. Vincent girls soccer team scored the game's first two goals and held on for a 2-1 victory over host Notre Dame.
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: Notre Dame's Jesse Schott (05/02/12)
Notre Dame's Jesse Schott felt like he wasn't hitting the ball well entering the SEMO Conference baseball tournament. "I'm trying to get out of a slump that I've had for a while now," he said. "I'm trying to simplify everything down to just hit the ball. That's about it right now. Just hit the ball."...
HIgh school roundup: Kelly baseball jolts Oran with grand slam (05/02/12)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Saint Louis University blanks Southeast Missouri State baseball team (05/02/12)
Southeast Missouri State's Derek Gibson saw his hitting streak end at 29 games in the baseball team's 4-0 loss to Saint Louis University.
Southeast Missouri State softball team splits doubleheader vs. Saint Louis (05/02/12)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team snapped a five-game losing streak by winning the nightcap of Tuesday's doubleheader at Saint Louis University. Southeast dropped a 1-0 pitcher's duel in the opener before prevailing 6-1. The Redhawks are 23-30 and SLU is 22-32...
Kings return home, have Blues on ropes (05/02/12)
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Jeff Carter realizes how smooth the Los Angeles Kings' 6-1 run through the postseason must look from the outside. The power forward knows most people don't realize how the Western Conference's eighth seed had to grind, scratch and scrape just to get a chance to look so good...
Mending Cardinals beat Pirates 10-7 (05/02/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright finally made it back into the win column. It didn't hurt that the St. Louis Cardinals finally scored some runs for the right-hander. Wainwright worked seven solid innings for his first victory since September 2010, and the Cardinals got big nights at the plate from David Freese and Matt Holliday to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-7 on Tuesday...
Tony nominations spread out, but 'Once' leads with 11 (05/02/12)
NEW YORK -- There was something for virtually everyone to smile about on Broadway on Tuesday after 30 of 37 shows this season got at least one Tony Award nomination. The people at "Once" had the most reason to celebrate at their working bar on stage...
Harry Bertrand (05/02/12)
Harry Frank Bertrand Jr., 59, of Jackson died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Harth officiating...
Larry Christisen (05/02/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Larry W. Christisen, 71, of Perryville died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Family Funeral Home in Perryville and from 6:30 a.m. until time of service Friday in the funeral home chapel...
Mary Kuehn (05/02/12)
Mary Ann Kuehn, 74, of Jackson died Monday, April 30, 2012, at her home. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jimmy Corbin officiating...
Gary Tanner (05/02/12)
Gary Dean Tanner, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Cape Girardeau police report 5/2/12 (05/02/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests The Department of Public Safety released the following item. Arrests do not imply guilt. Assault...
Cape Girardeau fire report 5/2/12 (05/02/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson police and fire 5/2/12 (05/02/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday:...
Out of the past 5/2/12 (05/02/12)
Grading and clearing work is underway on a tract of land south of Highway 74 and east of South Kingshighway; the total tract, on both sides of Highway 74, is 191 acres, and is being developed as an industrial park by 630 Inc. People and places that make up Cape Girardeau will be captured on film next week, as photographers document "A Day in the Life of Cape Girardeau"; the photo essay, sponsored by the Southeast Missourian, will feature the town's best professional photographers highlighting the city; they will take pictures during a 24-hour period Thursday.. ...
The Occupy Wall Street dream for America (05/02/12)
As May arrives, we are once again greeted by the ever-popular Occupy Wall Street crowd, which is little more than a union-financed political street theater designed to deflect attention away from a stalled economy. The theory behind the Occupy Wall Street gang is to highlight the disparity of income in America. But it takes little work to see the true purpose -- which is clearly to rally some odd support for the Obama administration especially in the wake of the tea party success...
Mark Alnutt (05/02/12)
As Southeast Missouri State University students prepare for the end of the semester, the university's recently announced athletic director is getting ready to step into his new role on campus. Mark Alnutt, senior associate athletic director for administration at the University of Missouri and former football player for the Tigers, was introduced last month as Southeast's new athletic director...
Speak Out 5/2/12 (05/02/12)
I wanted to agree with a previous caller who was complaining about the radio station coverage of St. Louis Cardinals baseball games. I live in Scott City, and a lot of times I can't get them at home and sometimes I can't even get them when I am in my car going through town. They need to pick a different station or that station needs to pick up the ball and run...
Prayer 5/2/11 (05/02/12)
O Father God, may we remember that you are God and we are not. Amen.
Extended Hours to Purchase Cape Splash Passes (05/02/12)
Purchase a family pass to Cape Splash for your chance to win a free, individual pass for the summer. The Osage Centre will have extended hours from May 14-19 for those wanting to buy passes. The free pass can be used by the winning family for a grandparent, babysitter, or other special person...
Southeast SportsCare to Hold High Heel Dash (05/02/12)
Put on your favorite pair of dazzling high heels and join this fun run, all while supporting those affected by brain cancer. Sponsored by Southeast SportsCare, the High Heel Dash will be held Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m., with registration at 9 a.m. The Dash will be held on High Street in Jackson. Registration cost is $20 for ages 18 and under; $30 for ages 19 and over...
Spring Maintenance at Central Municipal Pool (05/02/12)
Central Municipal Pool in Cape Girardeau will close May 7-13 for spring maintenance and bubble removal. The pool will re-open for lap swimming only from May 14-25. Summer hours officially start on May 26. Lap Swim Hours May 14-25 Sunday 5:30-7:30 p.m...
Girardot Chapter Celebrates APW (05/02/12)
On Friday, April 27, during Administrative Professionals Week (APW), Girardot Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) had a special breakfast at Bob Evans Restaurant to honor administrative professionals. The APW committee consisting of Cecilia Larson, CAP, Chair; Lavetta Bratton, CAP, Co-chair; Brenda Glastetter, CAP-OM, and Debbie Scott planned the special event which included door prizes and a flower for all in attendance. ...
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (05/02/12)
Champ is a 3 year old Shepherd mix. He is already neutered. Champ is available for adoption at The Humane Society 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org.
ALL SMILES! OUT FOR A RIDE! (05/02/12)
My babies, Macy and Izzy, smiling because they are getting to do their favorite thing....going for a ride!

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