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Stories from Thursday, May 3, 2012

After declines in attendance, Cape's storytelling festival mulling reorganization (05/03/12)
A turnout far below last year's crowd at the Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival has organizers rethinking their approach. The festival committee has disbanded and will reorganize to try to fix sinking attendance numbers and falling interest. Although they represented 17 states, just 350 people purchased passes to the festival. ...
SEMO graduates facing mixed outlook for jobs (05/03/12)
National studies released so far this spring show mixed prospects for new graduates seeking jobs as Southeast Missouri State University prepares to release diplomas to the largest-ever number of students in the college's history. A recent analysis of government data conducted for the Associated Press showed that while opportunities for college graduates vary widely, job prospects for bachelor's degree recipients fell to the lowest level in a decade last year...
Area students take part in Youth in Government Day (05/03/12)
Around 100 area students were able to see how local governments function Wednesday during the 28th annual Youth in Government Day. Students representing Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Notre Dame, Saxony Lutheran, Oak Ridge and Delta high schools participated in this year's program in which they job-shadowed elected officials and staff in Jackson, Cape Girardeau and Cape Girardeau County...
Lichtenegger supports homosexual state rep; has not read proposed legislation to limit discussion on sexual orientation (05/03/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Rep. Donna Lichtenegger, R-Jackson, was one of three Republican legislators who stood by fellow GOP Missouri House member Zachary Wyatt on Wednesday as he publicly announced he's gay. But Lichtenegger stopped short of joining the Kirksville, Mo., Republican in calling on House majority leaders to end legislation that would limit discussion of sexual orientation in public schools, saying she had yet to read the so-called "don't say gay" bill...
Scott County officials consider options for 911 upgrade (05/03/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- Because a proposed consolidation of county 911 services with Sikeston will not come to pass in the immediate future, Scott County officials will soon have to consider what upgrades are needed at the county's Communications Center...
Animal abuse case against former Bollinger County deputy moved to Cape County (05/03/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The misdemeanor animal abuse case for Kelley Barks, 36, of Marble Hill was moved to Cape Girardeau County on Wednesday on a motion for a change of venue, Barks' attorney said. Barks, formerly a deputy with the Bollinger County Sheriff's Department, shot a small dog during a domestic dispute call in February 2011 and left the sheriff's department soon after. ...
Police investigating Cape Girardeau home invasion (05/03/12)
A Cape Girardeau resident was assaulted during a home-invasion robbery late Tuesday afternoon, police said. About 5:05 p.m., the resident of an apartment in the 1000 block of Bloomfield Street and three other people were in the residence when a man entered, displayed a handgun and demanded money, according to Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Darin Hickey...
Preliminary hearing for Cape man charged with perjury moved to June (05/03/12)
The preliminary hearing for a Cape Girardeau man charged with perjury was rescheduled to June on Wednesday. Verdist Poindexter, 45, faces a perjury charge for allegedly failing to disclose he was biased against police when he was chosen as a juror in a felony drug trial, court records show. Poindexter was chosen as a juror in the January trial of Charles Anthony Robinson, who was accused of trafficking crack cocaine, court records show...
Dump truck overturns on I-55 outer road (05/03/12)
ransported to the hospital for observation after his vehicle overturned in Scott City on Wednesday morning. About 10 a.m., the truck belonging to J and K Trucking of Ellsinore, Mo., was southbound in the 2700 block of East Outer Road when it ran off the road and overturned, Scott City traffic officer Mike Culler said. The unidentified driver, who suffered bumps on his head and a bloody nose, had to be extricated from the vehicle, a co-worker said...
East Missouri Action Agency accepting nominations for board (05/03/12)
East Missouri Action Agency Inc. will accept nominations June 1 through 30 to select a member of its governing board to represent low-income residents of Cape Girardeau County. Low-income residents may pick up a nomination form from their local EMAA outreach office. ...
Gun from USS Arkansas placed at SPEC OPS Plaza in Jackson (05/03/12)
Pertinent address: 2387 W. Jackson Blvd., Jackson, Mo.
Painting contract for 14 bridges awarded (05/03/12)
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently awarded a contract for bridge painting. The $299,000 contract was awarded to Thomas Industrial Coatings Inc. of Pevely, Mo., for painting 14 bridges throughout the Southeast District. The Missouri Department of Transportation will alert drivers before any changes in traffic...
Mo. House passes funding plan for veterans homes (05/03/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's financially strapped veterans nursing homes could gain a permanent earmark for tens of millions of dollars from casino fees under legislation passed Wednesday by the House in an attempt to shore up the proposed state budget.
Mo. revenue slightly ahead of budget for 2012 (05/03/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri revenue is 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...
Missouri House endorses school bullying policies (05/03/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri House members have endorsed legislation requiring school districts to bolster policies against bullying. Districts would need to develop procedures for reporting bullying, investigating significant cases and responding. Schools also would need to post policies for dealing with bullying throughout their buildings and give annual notice to students, parents and staff members...
Mo. House endorses standards for yellow lights (05/03/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers have endorsed legislation intended to make the timing of yellow traffic signals more consistent. The bill provides for Missouri's Transportation Department to set minimum times for yellow lights based on federal guidelines...
Administration: Medicare disruptions seen if health law is struck down (05/03/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare's payment system, the unseen but vital network that handles 100 million monthly claims, could freeze up if President Barack Obama's health care law is summarily overturned, the administration has quietly informed the courts...
Today in History (05/03/12)
Today is Thursday, May 3, the 124th day of 2012. There are 242 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 3, 1937, Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, "Gone With the Wind." On this date: In 1791, Poland adopted a national constitution...
Gingrich ends presidential campaign (05/03/12)
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Newt Gingrich, the colorful former House speaker and fiery partisan, formally exited the Republican presidential contest Wednesday and vowed to help Mitt Romney's bid to defeat President Barack Obama.
Student forgotten in cell for 4 days by DEA recalls hallucinations (05/03/12)
SAN DIEGO -- A college student picked up in a drug sweep in California was never arrested, never charged and should have been released. Instead he was forgotten in a holding cell for four days and says he had to drink his own urine to stay alive...
‘The Scream' fetches record $119.9M at New York City auction (05/03/12)
NEW YORK -- One of the art world's most recognizable images -- Edvard Munch's "The Scream" -- sold Wednesday for a record $119,922,500 at auction in New York City. The 1895 artwork -- a modern symbol of human anxiety -- was sold at Sotheby's. The buyer's name was not released...
Two women in Ark. claim discarded lotto ticket (05/03/12)
BEEBE, Ark. -- When she plucked a winning lottery ticket out of the trash, Sharon Jones' luck changed instantly. The $1 million prize let her pay off debts, give thousands of dollars to her children and buy a gleaming new pickup truck. But now her jackpot is in jeopardy. ...
Job news leaves stock prices mixed (05/03/12)
NEW YORK -- When hiring slumps, so do stock prices. That was at least the message investors sent Wednesday, when they ignored flashes of positive news about the economy and instead homed in on troubling reports about jobs in the U.S. and Europe...
Unemployment rate hits record high for countries using euro (05/03/12)
LONDON -- The 17 countries that use the euro are facing the highest unemployment rates in the history of the currency as recession once again spreads across Europe, pressuring leaders to focus less on austerity and more on stimulating growth. Unemployment in the eurozone rose by 169,000 in March, official figures showed Wednesday, taking the rate up to 10.9 percent -- its highest level since the euro was launched in 1999. ...
U.S.-Afghan pact achieved despite Afghan President Karzai's rhetoric (05/03/12)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's president has branded his U.S. allies as corrupt, wasteful and contemptuous of Afghan lives. Once he even threatened to join the Taliban. Nonetheless, Hamid Karzai signed a deal that could keep thousands of U.S. troops in his country for years...
Clashes increase tensions ahead of Egypt election (05/03/12)
CAIRO -- Egypt's worst violence in months escalated the confrontation between political forces and the ruling military ahead of a landmark presidential election, as suspected army supporters attacked mainly Islamist protesters outside the Defense Ministry on Wednesday, sparking clashes that left at least 11 people dead...
High school roundup: St. Vincent earns trip to Class 1 state golf tournament (05/03/12)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Close calls haunt Southeast Missouri State softball team (05/03/12)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team went 4-17 in one-run games this season.
Guard commits to Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team for 2013-14 class (05/03/12)
Ashton Luttrull, a 5-foot-8 junior point guard at Highland (Mo.) High School verbally committed to the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team.
Southeast Missouri State baseball player Trenton Moses earns spot on Golden Spikes Award Watch List (05/03/12)
Southeast Missouri State senior third baseman Trenton Moses has been named to the USA Baseball 60-man midseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List. The Golden Spikes Award annually goes to the top amateur baseball player in the country. Moses leads the nation in numerous offensive categories. He is tied for the lead in home runs with 17 while ranking first in on-base percentage (.551) and slugging percentage (.825)...
Group of local motocross racers will compete in Las Vegas this weekend (05/03/12)
A group of local motocross racers will be hitting the big time in miniature style this weekend in Las Vegas. Courtney Cagle, Kody Lorenz, Brian Huckstep and Keith Huckstep will test their motocross skills in the MiniMotoSX World Finals. The riders make up the Campus Motoworkz Promotions team that is stepping onto the national stage in the 12-inch bike competition...
Cardinals punish Pirates (05/03/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Beltran drove in a career-best seven runs with a pair of three-run home runs an and RBI single in the first three innings to lead the way as the St. Louis Cardinals punished A.J. Burnett and the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-3 on Tuesday night...
who's neXt 5/3/12 (05/03/12)
Scholarships -- From staff reports ...
Central Junior High students will perform 'Annie' today through Saturday (05/03/12)
Central Junior High teacher Mike Dumey has been directing and producing student musicals in Cape Girardeau for many years, and his students have yet to fail him. Dumey expects nothing different out of the group of 150 students that will perform the Broadway musical "Annie" at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday in the junior high auditorium...
neXt up 5/3/12 (05/03/12)
FRIDAY "The Avengers," rated PG-13 @ Cape West 14 Cine "LOL," rated PG-13 @ Cape West 14 Cine SATURDAY Sunday NEXT WEEK "Phantom Breaker" X360 "Starhawk" PS3 "Underworld Awakening" R "The Vow" PG-13 Keane, "Strangeland"...
Hooked on Science: Sewer lice (05/03/12)
Get an audience together and learn how some sewage plants use sewer lice to clean sewage water. STEP 2: Fill the transparent container halfway with "sewer water" (Mountain Dew). STEP 3: Drop several "sewer lice" (raisins) into the sewer water and observe...
Ellen Greene (05/03/12)
Ellen Ruth Noel Greene, 75, of San Ramon, Calif., died unexpectedly of a heart attack Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. She was born March 1, 1936, in Jackson. Ellen was raised on the family farm near Gravel Hill, Mo., the second oldest of six children of Arthur and Frances Noel...
Gary Tanner (05/03/12)
Gary D. Tanner, 71, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Springfield, Ill., died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 26, 1940, in Williamson County, Ill., to Willie and Rosie Hill Tanner. He and Charlotte O'Keefe were married Jan. 2, 1960...
Mary Ann Kuehn (05/03/12)
Mary Ann Kuehn, 74, of Jackson passed away Monday, April 30, 2012, at her home. She was born Nov. 15, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Richard Calvin and Carrie Ester Robinson Conley. She and William Fred "Bill" Kuehn were married Sept. 29, 1956. He passed away April 10, 2002...
Aaron Howe (05/03/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Aaron Jacob Howe, 21, of Perryville died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Perry County, Mo. He was born May 17, 1990, in Perryville to Pete W. Howe and Diana LaRose Howe. Aaron graduated from Perryville High School, Class of 2008, where he was a standout football player wearing jersey No. ...
Harry Bertrand (05/03/12)
Harry Frank Bertrand Jr., 59, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 2, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, son of Harry and Dorothy Huettig Bertrand. Harry graduated from Cape Girardeau Central High School in 1971. He served in the U.S. Army as a SP4 in Germany from 1972 to 1975. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he attended Southeast Missouri State University, graduating in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in horticulture...
Births 5/2/12 (05/03/12)
Daughter to Andrew Jason and Heather Dawn Elfrink of Leopold, Mo., Southeast Hospital, 1:53 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Name, Blair Isabella. Weight, 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Second daughter. Mrs. Elfrink is the former Heather Crader, daughter of Patricia Crader of Whitewater and the late Lender Crader. She is a counselor for Delta School District. Elfrink is the son of Donna Elfrink of Leopold and the late William Elfrink...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/3/12 (05/03/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police and fire reports 5/3/12 (05/03/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 5/3/12 (05/03/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Out of the past 5/3/12 (05/03/12)
Good Shepherd Lutheran Chapel marks its 20th anniversary with a service of praise and thanksgiving in the morning; the Rev. William A. Matzat, pastor, gives the sermon on the anniversary theme, "Growing in Christ." Christmas came about five months late for members of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department; but no one complained yesterday when a representative of Grumman Emergency Products of Roanoke, Va., delivered their new 102-foot aerial platform ladder truck; the $450,000 truck will be placed in service in about two weeks.. ...
Breaking faith: President Obama, the Falklands and the United Kingdom (05/03/12)
We have clear evidence, again, demonstrating why President Obama has held fewer news conferences than any other contemporary president. Without a teleprompter and speechwriters, Barack Obama can make listeners nostalgic for the rhetorical agility of George W. ...
Senior Showcase (05/03/12)
One of the benefits of living in a university town is the opportunity to enjoy an array of arts activities. This weekend presents one such opportunity as students from the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance host the Senior Showcase...
Speak Out 5/3/12 (05/03/12)
There are a lot of comments indicating an assumption that the U.S. Congress can pass legislation simply because one party has a majority of members. This isn't true. An oppositional minority of only 34 percent can block the majority using a filibuster. ...
Prayer 5/3/12 (05/03/12)
Thank you, O God, for pouring your love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Public Auction on May 19 at Arena Park (05/03/12)
The City of Cape Girardeau will hold a public auction on May 19 at Arena Park, beginning at 9 a.m. The event is open to the public. Auction items include tractors, golf carts, construction and office equipment, unclaimed found property, and much more...
Osteoporosis Prevention (05/03/12)
Food and Fitness for Strong Bones Kelly Maher,Nutrition Educator, St. Louis District Dairy Council Our lives today are filled with a variety of physical activities, including working, exercising, and spending time with friends and family. To maintain our active lifestyles, we need strong, healthy bones. While we may think that osteoporosis is only a natural part of aging, researchers today know how to prevent bone loss throughout your life...
MO Vet n Hunger Strike over Lack of Senate Action (05/03/12)
IMMEDIATE RELEASEj MO Vet Goes on Hunger Strike over Missouri Senate Lack of Action Stover, Missouri -- May 3, 2012 - A Missouri veteran has launched a hunger strike to raise awareness of the Missouri State Senate's lack of action over continued funding of the state's seven veteran homes and five cemeteries. ...
2 JACKSON YOUTH MX RACERS HEAD TO SIN CITY (05/03/12)
Stephen dunn 17 and Gage rowland 17 will be trying thier luck with the best pit bike racers in the country this weekend in Las Vegas Nevada, Todd Rowland Powersports and Midwest painting sponsoring the 2 boys riding thier highly modified kawasaki klx 110;s loaded the the truck and trailer Sunday and and it took off for the 2,000 mile one way journey on tuesday morning, They will compete Sunday the day after the last round of AMA supercross series completes thier indoor season. ...

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