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Stories from Friday, May 18, 2012

East Cape, McClure under boil water order (05/18/12)
Portions of the McClure East Cape Girardeau Water District will be without water Saturday from approximately 9 a.m. to noon as crews work to repair a hydrant. The entire district has been under a boil water order since Thursday, said Heather McKinnie, water district clerk...
Cape mail processing center will stay open until at least 2014 (05/18/12)
Cape Girardeau's Richard G. Wilson Mail Processing and Distribution Facility will remain open at least through February 2014. The facility was not among the 140 set to close this summer as part of a modified plan to consolidate its mail processing centers announced today by the U.S. Postal Service...
Cape Girardeau County Commission candidates talk issues at GOP forum (05/18/12)
The three Republican rivals for one Cape Girardeau County seat faced off for the first time publicly Thursday night, answering questions on a new courthouse, ways to boost the economy and how they would apply their GOP principles to county government if elected in the Aug. 7 primary...
Wallingford to host campaign kickoff event Saturday (05/18/12)
State Rep. Wayne Wallingford will host a kickoff event for his state Senate campaign in Cape Girardeau on Saturday. Wallingford, a Republican seeking the 27th Senate District seat, will officially kick off his campaign at 2 p.m. at 518 Helena Ave. in Cape Girardeau, just behind the Broadway McDonald's...
Two men charged for leaving child in car while drinking in bar (05/18/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Authorities have charged two men with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child after they allegedly left a 2-year-old girl in a car while they were in a Perryville bar Wednesday night. Witnesses told investigators Joshua Jason Loucks, 18, of Frohna, Mo., and James Harrison Waller, 26, of Perryville, left the child in a green Mazda passenger car about 10:30 p.m. ...
Cape to host auction at Arena Park on Saturday (05/18/12)
In the market for a concrete cigarette urn? How about a 1966 half-dollar? An upcoming Cape Girardeau public auction will offer attendees the chance to bid on an eclectic array of items that come from every municipal department, from office equipment and lawn mowers to golf carts and basketball goals...
Man confronts juveniles breaking into car outside Cape home (05/18/12)
No one was injured when a man confronted two juveniles breaking into his ex-wife's car on Good Hope Street late Saturday evening. The unidentified man was returning his daughter to his ex-wife's home in the 1900 block of Good Hope about 10 p.m., and saw two boys breaking into the car, police said. He confronted them and found that one had a fake gun in one hand. The boy did not point the "replica revolver" at the victim, said Cape Girardeau Sgt. Jason Selzer...
Jackson sanitation department closed May 28 (05/18/12)
Jackson's sanitation department will not be operating May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Customers along the Monday route will have their trash picked up Tuesday. The recycling center will also be closed May 28. For more information, contact the sanitation department at 243-2333 or the public works department at 243-2300...
Bloomfield post office reopens (05/18/12)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Bloomfield post office is open for business folowing its closure in April due to the finding of asbestos. The information came in an email from the city of Bloomfield on Thursday morning. A post on the city's website Wednesday afternoon announced that the city had been contacted by the U.S. Postal Service in regard to the closure...
Mo. lawmakers approve vehicle sales tax measure (05/18/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Lawmakers have given final approval to a measure designed to allow Missouri communities to continue levying taxes on car sales. Missouri residents have long paid sales taxes on vehicle purchases in their home communities during registration. ...
SoutheastHEALTH names new chief medical officer (05/18/12)
Dr. Dennis E. Means will begin work as SoutheastHEALTH's new chief medical officer in mid-June. Dr. Robert Sarama has served as interim chief medical officer while a national search was conducted for a permanent chief medical officer. Means previously worked at the Carilion Clinic, New River Valley Campus, in Christiansburg, Va., serving as vice president of medical affairs since 2007. ...
Officer injured after interrupting theft (05/18/12)
NEELYVILLE, Mo. -- A Butler County sheriff's deputy patrolling in Neelyville interrupted a would-be fuel thief, who allegedly resisted arrest, injuring both himself and the deputy. Cpl. Brandon Lowe was on patrol when he saw a passenger car sitting on the parking lot of the closed JB's Store, at the intersection of Highway 67 and Highway 142, and two subjects standing next to the fuel pumps, explained Lt. Brian Evans...
Police seek man who reportedly burned car (05/18/12)
Cape Girardeau police were searching Thursday for the man who set fire to an acquaintance's vehicle after they'd been involved in an altercation. The victim and the unidentified neighbor had fought about midnight Wednesday and gone their separate ways, police said. ...
Tilley critical of Spence gifts to lawmakers (05/18/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley is accusing fellow Republican Dave Spence of hypocrisy for his habit of doling out sports tickets to lawmakers in his bid to become governor. Spence is seeking the GOP nomination to run against incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon in November. Though a political novice, Spence is a successful businessman who sold his container business for more than $200 million...
Emerson takes on FEMA over flood plain map (05/18/12)
WASHINGTON -- Eighth District Rep. Jo Ann Emerson won acceptance for an amendment to the fiscal year 2013 Homeland Security Appropriations bill, which provides funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, regarding changes to flood hazard maps. The House Appropriations Committee considered the bill Wednesday...
Cape public schools receive ‘What Parents Want' award (05/18/12)
Cape Girardeau public schools are among 29 school systems in Missouri that will receive an award based on a nationwide survey of parents conducted this year. The 2012 "What Parents Want Award" comes from SchoolMatch, an independent school selection consulting firm which provides information to corporations, real estate firms and economic development offices to help families find schools for their children, according to a news release issued Wednesday by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.. ...
Cape County agrees to sponsor tax credit program for foster home (05/18/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission agreed Thursday to serve as the governmental sponsor for a Missouri Department of Economic Development Neighborhood Assistance Program project to benefit Jackson's Hope Children's Home. Hope Children's Home, a long-term and emergency foster home that serves Cape Girardeau, Perry and Bollinger counties, is applying to receive about $200,000 in tax credit vouchers that can be exchanged for community donations. ...
Hope Epidemic event set for Saturday in Sikeston (05/18/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Chris Sullivan volunteered during last year's Hope Epidemic to make a difference in others lives. In the process, the Sikeston man said his life changed, too. "Last year really opened my eyes on how people should be and made me see things in a different light," Sullivan said. "I see people for who they are and not how they're dressed, what they look like, where they come from or the color of their skin."...
Route FF to be closed for railroad repairs (05/18/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route FF in Stoddard County will be closed Monday as crews remove the railroad crossing. This section of road is between Clay and Hux streets in Essex, Mo. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Roadside mowing operations underway (05/18/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Transportation's roadside mowing operations are underway. The first mowing cycle began on major routes earlier this month and will be completed before Memorial Day. Additional mowing cycles will be completed on four-lane highways and interstates in mid-July and mid-September. ...
Highway 34 reduced for pavement repairs (05/18/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will reduce Highway 34 in Wayne County to one lane Monday and Tuesday while repairs are made to the pavement. This section of road is between routes HH and B. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636 or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
Bridge work reduces Route U in Scott County (05/18/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route U in Scott County will be reduced to one lane Monday and Tuesday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs. This is the bridge over St. John's Ditch and is between Walnut Street in Haywood City and County Road 425. ...
Read to Succeed to expand in Cape schools this fall (05/18/12)
One way or the other, a volunteer-run reading improvement program will expand to more of Cape Girardeau's elementary schools this fall, according to coordinators. Read to Succeed has helped kindergarten and first-grade students at Blanchard and Alma Schrader elementary schools raise their grade-level reading skills by using one-on-one sessions four times per week with volunteer tutors. ...
Road work on West Jackson Boulevard to begin next week (05/18/12)
Jackson city crews will begin widening the entrance to Jackson Football Park beginning as early as Monday, with lane closures anticipated to begin May 28. During work hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., one of the eastbound lanes of West Jackson Boulevard will be closed between West Main Street and Maple Street and eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane. Both lanes will open in the evening with travel restricted by barricades adjacent to the construction zone...
Cape Girardeau County will wait to appoint disabilities board members (05/18/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Board of Developmental Disabilities has functioned since July with just five members and last week recommended an applicant to fill one of its four openings, but the county won't make any appointments until ongoing legal issues are resolved...
Mo. lawmakers fail to put vehicle tax on ballots (05/18/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A proposal to give Missouri voters a say in reinstating local sales taxes on out-of-state vehicle purchases has died in the Legislature. Missourians have long paid local sales taxes on vehicles bought out of state when they register them in Missouri. But the state Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstitutional earlier this year...
Commercial rocket will fly to space station Saturday (05/18/12)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- For the first time, a private company will launch a rocket to the International Space Station, sending it on a grocery run this weekend that could be the shape of things to come for America's space program. If the unmanned flight and others like it succeed, commercial spacecraft could be ferrying astronauts to the orbiting outpost within five years...
Facebook's $16B IPO to be one of world's largest (05/18/12)
NEW YORK -- Facebook's initial public offering of stock is shaping up to be one of the largest ever. The world's definitive online social network is raising at least $16 billion, a big windfall for a company that began eight years ago with no way to make money...
U.S. census: Whites lose majority in babies (05/18/12)
WASHINGTON -- For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing. New 2011 census estimates highlight a historic shift underway in the nation's racial makeup. They mark a transformation in a country once dominated by whites and bitterly divided over slavery and civil rights, even as it wrestles now over the question of immigration...
Romney denounces idea of Obama-Wright campaign ads (05/18/12)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mitt Romney swiftly and firmly distanced himself Thursday from a group exploring plans to target President Barack Obama's relationship with a controversial former pastor. But the revival of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright as a campaign issue momentarily placed race at the center of the presidential contest and showcased the independent groups playing a new role this year with big-money TV ads...
US forecasters say heat will stay on this summer (05/18/12)
WASHINGTON -- Forecasters predict toasty temperatures will stretch through the summer in the U.S. That's a bad sign for wildfires in the West.
U.S. government sets stiff tariffs on China solar panels (05/18/12)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration moved Thursday to impose stiff new tariffs on solar panels made in China, finding that Chinese companies are improperly flooding the U.S. market with government-subsidized products. The Commerce Department said Chinese producers had dumped solar cells and panels in the United States at margins ranging from 31 percent to nearly 250 percent. If the preliminary ruling is upheld, tariffs averaging 31 percent could be imposed on Chinese solar-panel imports...
Today in History (05/18/12)
Today is Friday, May 18, the 139th day of 2012. There are 227 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 18, 1926, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished while visiting a beach in Venice, Calif. (McPherson reappeared more than a month later, saying she'd escaped after being kidnapped and held for ransom, an account that was greeted with skepticism in some quarters.)...
Caretaker Greek Cabinet and legislators sworn in (05/18/12)
ATHENS, Greece -- Greece on Thursday swore in 300 legislators for just one day before it dissolves Parliament and calls new elections, among them 21 lawmakers from Golden Dawn -- arguably the most far-right party to be involved in a European national legislature since Nazi-era Germany...
Egypt: Belly dancing TV station raided (05/18/12)
CAIRO -- Egypt's vice police on Thursday arrested the owner of a belly dancing TV station on suspicion of operating without a license, inciting licentiousness and facilitating prostitution, a security official said. The station, ElTet, broadcasts videos 24 hours a day of scantily clad belly dancers giving sultry performances to live in-studio music. ...
Envoy to Israel says U.S. ready to hit Iran (05/18/12)
JERUSALEM -- The U.S. has plans in place to attack Iran if necessary to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons, Washington's envoy to Israel said, days ahead of a crucial round of nuclear talks with Tehran. Dan Shapiro's message resonated Thursday far beyond the closed forum in which it was made: Iran should not test Washington's resolve to act on its promise to strike if diplomacy and sanctions fail to pressure Tehran to abandon its disputed nuclear program...
Genocide trial delayed due to evidence errors (05/18/12)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- An apparent clerical error prompted judges to postpone the long-awaited war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic on Thursday, possibly for months. The delay cast a shadow over one of the court's biggest cases -- and over the reputation of the court itself, where most prominent trials have proceeded at a snail's pace, frustrating many victims...
Quebec considers emergency law in student protest over tuition (05/18/12)
MONTREAL -- Facing the most sustained student student protests in Canadian history, Quebec's provincial government introduced emergency legislation Thursday that would shut some universities and impose harsh fines on pickets blocking students from attending classes as the government looked to end three months of demonstrations against university tuition increases...
Oran baseball team takes little route to big district victory (05/18/12)
Oran cleanup hitter Blake Carlyle started a championship-winning, two-out rally with a bunt.
Notre Dame soccer team works overtime for district title (05/18/12)
The Notre Dame girls soccer team defeated host Farmington 1-0 in overtime to win the Class 2 District 1 championship Thursday.
Oak Ridge baseball team wins its fourth consecutive district title (05/18/12)
ANNAPOLIS, Mo. -- The six hitless innings Oak Ridge pitcher Kelby Brown threw in Thursday afternoon's Class 1 District 3 championship proved to be more important than the six runs he and the Blue Jays gave up in the other inning. The result was a 12-6 victory over top-seeded Ellington and a fourth consecutive district title...
Saxony Lutheran's Hemmann will compete in hurdles at Class 2 state meet (05/18/12)
Saxony Lutheran senior Hemmann will compete in the Class 2 state track and field meet
Southeast baseball clinches spot in tournament (05/18/12)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team clinched its league-record 18th straight Ohio Valley Conference tournament berth Friday. Southeast did its part by beating visiting SIU Edwardsville 11-4 in the afternoon. The Redhawks' tournament spot was secured in the evening when Tennessee Tech lost to Austin Peay...
Southeast Missouri State baseball team wins series opener vs. SIUE (05/18/12)
The usual suspects helped Southeast Missouri State move one step closer to a record 18th consecutive Ohio Valley Conference tournament berth. But some of the Redhawks' less heralded players were the big stars when Southeast opened its final regular-season series in resounding fashion...
Shoddy defense is demise of Cards in loss to Giants (05/18/12)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Cain has had more than his share of stellar performances that ended up without a win because of a lack of support. That's why the San Francisco Giants felt so good about picking up their star pitcher on a day he wasn't at his best...
Please keep this great honor under your hat (05/18/12)
Shh! Meet me in the atrium of the federal building at 10 o'clock. Don't tell a soul! And don't bring anyone with you. What about my wife? Can she tag along? Only if she's a certified Republican. Well, she has voted for some Democrats from time to time...
Donna Summer, queen of disco, dies at 63 (05/18/12)
NEW YORK -- Like the King of Pop or the Queen of Soul, Donna Summer was bestowed a title fitting of musical royalty -- the Queen of Disco. Yet unlike Michael Jackson or Aretha Franklin, it was a designation she wasn't comfortable embracing.
Best bet: Kevin Danzig (05/18/12)
Musician Kevin Danzig will perform his modern folk and American rock tunes tonight at Old Town Cape's Tunes at Twilight. During his career, Danzig has released seven CDs of original material. His most recent album, "Loud and Clear," was released in December. ...
Cape band Shades of Soul makes early splash (05/18/12)
A collaboration of several Cape Girardeau music scene veterans has already created a big stir in the area, and they've only played one show. After their inaugural performance May 12 at the Pink Galleon, posts touting the sound of Shades of Soul came in droves on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Topix. Many were wondering just where this new musical juggernaut came from...
LA Guns to rock Cape Girardeau (05/18/12)
LA Guns have rocked stages all around the world, and now they will do the same in Cape Girardeau. The Los Angeles-based foursome -- along with openers Lullwater, Bone Kings and Ninth Life -- will take the Pitter's stage May 24. "This is a true, world-famous act that is known as one of the best of their genre, so it's definitely nice to have them in. ...
ARTifacts 5/18/12 (05/18/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri State Parks encourages all Missourians to get out in a park on National Kids to Parks Day. Gov. Jay Nixon proclaimed Saturday as Kids to Parks Day in Missouri and encouraged Missourians of all ages to get outside and enjoy state and local parks. ...
Weekend packed with art shows (05/18/12)
First Friday may be a few weeks away, but this weekend offers two new (and free) community art events that might make one think June 1 has already arrived. Bilderbach Art Festival The Bilderbach Art Plaza in downtown Cape Girardeau will be hosting its first art festival, with 60 vendor booths, plate lunches from Dockside, children's games and a variety of art. Co-organizer Marti Wingo of Mozaic Art Studio said she is hoping to make this a yearly event...
Ways to make child care work for you (05/18/12)
Dread. It's one of the most common feelings expressed by parents this time of year. No, they're not dreading swimsuit season, or even the fact that graduation ceremonies now start at the ripe old age of 4 (seriously, do we really need caps and gowns for kids heading off to kindergarten?)...
James Price (05/18/12)
James T. Price, 63, of Jackson died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at his home. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lucille Frank (05/18/12)
L. Lucille Frank, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Hahn (05/18/12)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Joseph Green "J.G." Hahn, 81, of Advance died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chaffee, Mo., with the Rev. Wayne Schwiesow officiating. Burial will be in Green Cox Cemetery...
Jane Welker (05/18/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Jane E. Welker, 62, of Marble Hill passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 12, 1949, in Bollinger County, daughter of the late David Rhodes and Rosemary Lea Bob Fox. She and Larry Welker were married July 31, 1983...
Joseph Roark (05/18/12)
Joseph W. "Joey" Roark, 35, of Jackson died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 7, 1976, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Billy Joe Roark and Mary Kathryn Moss Bey. Joey was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Cape Girardeau...
Laura Rilo (05/18/12)
Laura W. Rilo, 98, of Jackson passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Monsignor Ed Eftink officiating. Interment will be in Russell Heights Cemetery...
Births 5/18/12 (05/18/12)
Son to Adrian McKinsley Brown and Abby Elizabeth Miller of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 4:47 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012. Name, Aiden Kinley. Weight, 10 pounds, 1 ounce. Ms. Miller is the daughter of Donna Fee and Wendell Miller of Jackson. She is a certified nurse assistant. Brown is the son of Gladys Brown of Cape Girardeau and Nelson King of St. Louis. He is a cook at Texas Roadhouse...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/18/12 (05/18/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Jackson police and fire report 5/18/12 (05/18/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Out of the past 5/18/12 (05/18/12)
Amid an air of festivity, tempered with a touch of sorrow, teachers and students gather in the evening to bid farewell to the Southeast Missouri State University's laboratory school; Friday is the last day of classes for grades K-6 at the school before it closes its doors...
Making a difference in lives of foster children (05/18/12)
May is National Foster Care Month, a time to come together on behalf of the more than 10,000 Missourian children who are in foster care because their own families are in crisis and unable to provide for their essential well-being...
Postal Service business tactics compound its problems (05/18/12)
If you were a business owner and a government agency was trying to steal customers away from you, would you be upset? Of course you would -- and you would have every right to be. That is exactly what the U.S. Postal Service is doing to newspapers...
Plenty to do (05/18/12)
There's plenty to do this weekend. With the wonderful weather lately, outdoor activities will likely rank high on the list. Whether you check out an area sporting event, work in your garden, or catch one of the music events scheduled, there's no shortage of fun activities. ...
Speak Out 5/18/12 (05/18/12)
Give me a break. JP Morgan has just lost $2 billion on mistakes its upper-echelon employees don't understand and the firm and its Wall Street Republican buddies think the answers to their woes is less regulation by the government? Street sweepers don't run often enough. ...
Prayer 5/18/12 (05/18/12)
O Lord, give us wisdom, that we may be the leaders you would have us to be. Amen.
FREE Garage Sale at Bethany Baptist Church (05/18/12)
It's a garage sale, except it is FREE! Bethany Baptist Church, 1712 Randol, Cape Girardeau is hosting a FREE garage sale, Saturday, May 19th, stating at 7 a.m.. Furniture, clothing, books, baby items, and more. If you have the need, come by and pick up your FREE items. "Whosever will may come"...
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