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Stories from Monday, May 14, 2012

Mo. legislators enter final week of session (05/14/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers are entering the final week of their session, and House Speaker Steven Tilley says he doesn't believe anything really needs to pass. That's not to say lawmakers will do nothing, though. Tilley says he expects the House to consider legislation allowing for more charter schools. And Senate Majority Leader Tom Dempsey says his chamber will try again to revise the state workers' compensation system...
Central High School graduates class of 2012 (05/14/12)
Grins were wide on the faces of Central High School's graduating seniors Sunday, as they received their diplomas. The almost 280 members of the 2012 class represented the 100th to pass through the hallowed halls. "The next 100 years promises to be brighter than the past 100 years," said principal Dr. Mike Cowan as the Show Me Center filled with students, families and friends. "It really is a historic moment for our school. The city has committed to education for a century."...
Proposal would reduce hours, not close rural post offices (05/14/12)
Rural post offices that were threatened with closure instead may have their hours reduced over the next two years, but the fate of the mail processing facility in Cape Girardeau is still in question unless the U.S. House of Representatives acts by Tuesday...
New Jackson fire station to help improve response time (05/14/12)
Jackson residents dug deep and invested heavily in public safety when they opened a new satellite fire station on the east side of the city March 30. "A satellite fire station was one of the things that I mentioned as a priority when I campaigned for mayor more than five years ago," said Jackson Mayor Barbara Lohr. "One of my first acts as mayor was to establish a committee to research the establishment of an additional fire station."...
Hospitals join forces to manage medical records (05/14/12)
Two hospitals that once viewed each other as competition have come together to meet new federal mandates for electronic medical records. SoutheastHEALTH and Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., formed a new company, Servir, to build and manage a common networking and data storage center for both organizations. They're currently seeking other medical providers to partner with them for data storage as well...
Three killed in accident on I-55 near Hayti (05/14/12)
HAYTI, Mo. -- A single-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 55 killed three people Sunday afternoon. About 3:55 p.m., a Ford Expedition carrying 10 people southbound near the Hayti exit blew a tire, ran off the road and rolled over multiple times, said Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper Clark Parrott. Multiple people were ejected from the vehicle, he said. Investigators have not identified the victims, but said they all appeared to be from the state of Mississippi...
One jailed in Dexter meth lab seizure (05/14/12)
DEXTER, Mo. -- An area man is behind bars following the discovery of a meth lab last week. According to Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner, the meth lab was seized Thursday after an ongoing investigation. Sheriff's deputies, along with an officer from the Dexter Police Department, searched a residence on Market Street in Dexter and found a working methamphetamine lab...
Chaffee man injured in boating accident on Castor River (05/14/12)
A Chaffee, Mo., man suffered moderate injuries when he lost control of his boat on the Castor River in Cape Girardeau County and struck a tree Saturday morning, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Larry G. Wolfe, 57, was eastbound in a diversion channel of the river about 8:30 a.m., when a mechanical problem caused the 2002 Xpress utility to suddenly accelerate, investigators said. ...
Houston lawyer on quest to find NASA's missing moon rocks (05/14/12)
BUFFALO, Texas -- The dark suit and tie Joe Gutheinz wore set him apart from other customers inside a Texas eatery where the usual attire is jeans and cowboy hats. An appetite for down-home cooking wasn't what brought the former NASA investigator to the Pitt Grill recently. He was on a quest to identify and maybe recover some of the rarest treasure brought to Earth and then lost: moon rocks...
JPMorgan CEO: ‘Dead wrong' about trading concerns (05/14/12)
NEW YORK -- The CEO of JPMorgan Chase, which disclosed a $2 billion loss last week, said he was "dead wrong" when he dismissed concerns about the bank's trading last month. CEO Jamie Dimon said he did not know the extent of the problem when he said in April that the concerns were a "tempest in a teapot." After the bank reported the trading loss, investors shaved almost 10 percent off the bank's stock price...
Today in History (05/14/12)
Today is Monday, May 14, the 135th day of 2012. There are 231 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 14, 1912, the first movie inspired by the Titanic disaster was released just a month after the British liner sank. ...
49 headless bodies on highway in north Mexico (05/14/12)
MONTERREY, Mexico -- Forty-nine bodies with their heads, hands and feet hacked off were found Sunday dumped on a northern Mexico highway leading to the Texas border in what appeared to be the latest carnage in an escalating war between Mexico's two dominant drug cartels...
Gunman kills member of Afghanistan peace council (05/14/12)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A gunman in a car assassinated a former high-ranking Taliban official working to end the decade-long war in Afghanistan, dealing a powerful blow Sunday to the fragile, U.S.-backed effort to bring peace to the country. Arsala Rahmani, a top member of the Afghan peace council and a senator in Parliament, was killed a week before a key NATO summit and just hours before President Hamid Karzai announced the third stage of a five-part transition that is supposed to put Afghan security forces in control of their country by the end of 2014.. ...
Southeast Missouri State baseball team climbs into tie for sixth place with 9-8 win vs. Murray State (05/14/12)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team won its biggest game of the season so far. Survived might have been a more appropriate term after the Redhawks posted their third Ohio Valley Conference series victory in four weeks. The host Redhawks sent 14 batters to the plate during an eight-run second inning that built an 8-1 lead and held off a furious Murray State rally, winning 9-8 Sunday afternoon in a matchup of squads battling for one of the final OVC tournament berths...
Uchtman wins in Southeast Missouri State track team's regular-season finale (05/14/12)
Southeast Missouri State track and field teams ended their regular season by competing in three meets over the weekend. Southeast had its most success at the Georgia Tech Invitational, where the Redhawks sent their largest group of athletes. Josh Uchtman won the shot put, tossing an outdoor-best 58 feet, 11 1/4 inches. Craig Robinson (54-8 1/4) and Kevin Farley (54-6 3/4) were third and fourth, respectively...
Cardinals encounter two firsts in 7-4 loss to Braves (05/14/12)
The Braves handed Lance Lynn his first loss to complete a sweep of St. Louis
Redhawks' push for OVC tourney goes to wire (05/14/12)
It's only fitting that the Southeast Missouri State baseball team's postseason hopes will hinge on this week's final three regular-season games. After all, the inexperienced Redhawks have faced an uphill struggle all year. Everything will be on the line when SIU Edwardsville visits Thursday, Friday and Saturday...
Suspect in Hudson family slayings convicted of murder (05/14/12)
CHICAGO -- A Chicago jury on Friday convicted Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in what prosecutors described as an act of vengeance by a jilted husband. Hudson, who expressed her undisguised disdain for William Balfour when she took the witness stand and who endured weeks of testimony about the October 2008 killings, was visibly overcome with emotion as the verdict was read. ...
Talking shop with Joe Rozier, vice president of marketing and merchandising with Workforce Employment Solutions (05/14/12)
Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Business Today, the Southeast Missourian's monthly business magazine. To receive a copy of Business Today, email Cheryl Ellis at cellis@semissourian.com or call 388-2785. Born and raised in Ste. ...
State has lost billions in sales tax revenue over decade (05/14/12)
Although Internet sales continue to grow, many states, including Missouri, have no means of capturing sales tax on those purchases. Researchers at the University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs recently found that the state lost about $468 million annually in sales tax revenue during the past decade...
People on the move 5/14/12 (05/14/12)
Kevin Greaser, community bank president at Alliance Bank, has announced the promotion of Peggy Kelley to mortgage loan originator. Kelley has been involved in the mortgage business for about six years. She has firsthand knowledge of mortgage lending, having served as a mortgage loan processor at Alliance Bank...
James Ramsey (05/14/12)
James C. Ramsey, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, May 11, 2012, at his home. He was born June 9, 1925, in Cape Girardeau County, to John Clyde and Lillian Ella Statler Ramsey. He and Betty Lou Chapman were married May 25, 1951, in Cape Girardeau. James was a member of LaCroix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. ...
Barbara Anderson (05/14/12)
Barbara Imogene Peerman Anderson, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, May 11, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Anderson was born May 7, 1921, and raised deep in the Bootheel of Southeast Missouri, in the small rural town of Risco. "The Risco Princess" spent her youth along with older brother, Leonard, at the home place along "ditch eight" on a 240-acre cotton farm...
Joan Malone (05/14/12)
Joan Maxine Malone, 82, of Jackson passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau where she had resided since August 2010. She was born Jan. 21, 1930, in Chaffee, Mo., to Willie and Blanche Totty Eldridge. She married Hoyt H. Malone on Oct. 18, 1952. He died June 10, 1971...
Ruth Nelson (05/14/12)
UNION, Mo. -- Ruth E. Nelson, 90, of Union died Saturday at Grandview Healthcare Center in Washington, Mo. She was born July 11, 1921, in Springfield, Mo., to Edward and Ada Mae Meek McCain. She was married to Charles Nelson who preceded her in death...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/14/12 (05/14/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 5/14/12 (05/14/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Jackson police and fire report 5/14/12 (05/14/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday:...
Out of the past 5/14/12 (05/14/12)
River royalty -- the Delta Queen -- was on hand yesterday, along with a crowd of about 200, for the dedication of the Riverfront Park amphitheater. A proposed "green space" measure has been added to Cape Girardeau's comprehensive plan; the measure would require developers to set aside a certain percentage of property, in an area to be developed, for neighborhood parks or "green spaces."...
Youth in Government (05/14/12)
In today's videogame and social media society, it's important that today's teens don't let the real world get away from them. That's one of the reasons why Youth in Government Day is so beneficial to students. On May 3, 100 area students were able to see how local governments function. It was the 28th annual Youth in Government Day, and students from Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Notre Dame, Saxony Lutheran, Oak Ridge and Delta participated in the program...
Smoking issue, again? (05/14/12)
One of the topics brought up by Councilwoman Loretta Schneider at the recent city council retreat was she would favor a citywide smoking ban at least for restaurants. The voters of Cape Girardeau rejected a proposed smoking ban in bars and restaurants last year. Why bring this issue up again? The voters knew what they were doing when they went to the polls...
Speak Out 5/14/12 (05/14/12)
On the Saturday evening CBS News, the president at a campaign speech made the statement that the rules should apply to everyone. However, we were just told in the news in the last week that the ObamaCare health plan will exempt him and Congress. How does that mean everyone is playing by the same rules? I don't understand that...
Prayer 5/14/12 (05/14/12)
Lord God, may we be devoted to one another in love, honoring one another above ourselves. Amen.
Paid Election Letter: Growing support for Parker (05/14/12)
Republican pro-life conservative Bob Parker's primary challenge of 16-year incumbent Jo Ann Emerson is gaining steam. As Bob expresses his goals of protecting the unborn and reducing spending to keep Social Security funding solvent, he is gaining support throughout the 8th District. ...
Franklin first-graders perform at River Campus (05/14/12)
Franklin Elementary first-graders were hip hopping, tapping and break dancing a couple of times per week in preparation for the Last Chance to Dance show at the River Campus last week. Their teacher, Whittney Carter, pictured above with some of her students, explained that her kids love to dance, and so she invited Southeast University student dancers to come to Franklin and share their dance skills. ...
Meinhardt, Buchheit to lead PHS Class of 2012 (05/14/12)
Ashley Meinhardt is the valedictorian and Abigail Buchheit is the salutatorian of the Perryville High School Class of 2012. The 2012 PHS Commencement will begin at 8 pm Friday, May 18 at Perry Park Center. Ashley is the daughter of John and Pat Meinhardt of Perryville and sister of Teresa Denninger and Jonathan Meinhardt. Her grandpare nts are Harold and Pat Heaps, John and Tana Meinhart, and Carolyn Meinhardt...
Baskin to speak at Perryville graduation (05/14/12)
Perryville High School's senior class has chosen a favorite teacher to deliver the 2012 commencement address during graduation ceremonies May 18. Timothy Baskin, who is a communication arts instructor and yearbook advisor at the high school, will speak...
Doctoral Graduation (05/14/12)
Dustin Michael, a Cape Central and Southeast University graduate and the son of Victoria Michael of Cape, graduated May 12 from the University of Missouri in Columbia with his wife Neesha Navare, daughter of Dr. Chris and Connie Navare of Hilton Head, SC. ...
Spoiled Rotten (05/14/12)
Sophie is 3 years old and is quite possibly one of the best dogs any one could ever own. She likes to eat, sleep and repeat. Her only flaws? Snoring too loud and not wiping her paws at the door.
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