[SeMissourian.com] Overcast ~ 48°F  
River stage: 23.18 ft. Falling
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Stories from Monday, May 21, 2012

Group to open bar and grill in Cape to help support veterans (05/21/12)
A local veterans organization will open a new bar and grill in an effort to raise money to help other veterans. USA Veterans has purchased a building at 519 Good Hope St. and is working to transform it into a veterans club that is also open to the public...
Hunting or trapping? Cape council to give direction on deer management (05/21/12)
The Cape Girardeau City Council is being asked to make its choice on how best to thin the herd -- allowing urban deer hunting within the city limits or creating a program that calls for trapping and euthanizing the animals that are being blamed for increased car wrecks and tattered landscapes...
Artists help raise money for Glenn House (05/21/12)
The Glenn House in downtown Cape Girardeau presented a Weekend of Art with plein air artists and a FANtastic fundraising event over the weekend. Local and regional artists donated their talent, time and weekend to raise funds during the Plein Air Art Show to help maintain the Glenn House. Spotty rain had some artists scrambling to protect their work, but it did not dampen their enthusiasm or spirits...
Woman found guilty of child endangerment (05/21/12)
BENTON, Mo. --A woman has been found guilty of causing second- and third-degree burns to her young stepson by submerging him in hot water. Laura Hernandez, 25, was convicted of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child after a two-day jury trial, which ended Tuesday. Scott County Circuit Judge David Dolan set sentencing for June 28...
Unlocked homes and cars hit by thieves in Jackson (05/21/12)
Jackson residents who left their cars and homes unlocked were robbed May 14, and the chief of police is encouraging people to properly secure their property. Chief James Humphreys said there was a string of "opportunist crimes" in the Indian Hills and Warren Place neighborhoods. Small valuables were removed from several cars, and two homes believed to have been unlocked, as there were no signs of forced entry...
Heavy use of air conditioners in spring can cause smoke, sometimes fires (05/21/12)
Jackson firefighters responding to a smoke alarm at a business late Wednesday morning found a restaurant with a dining room filled with a light smoke. "I knew right away it was the air conditioner," said Jackson Fire Department assistant chief Randy Davis. "Smoke was blowing out the air conditioner ducts. The air conditioner was seizing up and the smoke was blowing down into the building."...
Cape man hospitalized after being stabbed (05/21/12)
One man was hospitalized Sunday with multiple stab wounds after an incident in south Cape Girardeau early Sunday afternoon. About 1 p.m., police responded to a report of a stabbing in the 600 block of South Henderson Avenue where they found a 20-year-old man lying in the street with wounds to his back and a leg, officials said...
Two Sikeston residents facing drug charges (05/21/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Two Sikeston residents were arrested following an investigation into suspected drug activity. Nyisha R. Owens, 29, and Darenick O. Washington, 22, were charged Friday with felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia...
Tennessee man dies in accident near Caruthersville (05/21/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A Tennessee man died after being trapped beneath his vehicle in an accident Friday. James C. Moody, 26, of Ripley, Tenn., was driving westbound on the Levee Road, east of Shipyard Road, just west of Caruthersville at about 8:31 a.m. when his vehicle ran off the north side of the levee...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (05/21/12)
401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. today Meeting, 7 p.m. today Items for discussion...
Year since Joplin tornado has been marked by hope, struggle (05/21/12)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- One year after the deadliest tornado in decades hit southwest Missouri, the images remain indelible. A bombed-out hospital, its top floors reduced to grotesquely twisted metal. The smiling face of a newly minted high school graduate, a YouTube sensation in both life and death. ...
Mother who was rejected from MSU watches son graduate (05/21/12)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A woman who was denied entrance to a southwest Missouri college more than 60 years ago recently watched her 55-year-old son graduate from the same school. Mary Jean Walls was an 18-year-old graduate of the all-black Lincoln High School in Springfield 62 years ago. The Springfield News Leader reported that Walls was the first black student to apply to then-Southwest Missouri State University, which denied her admission...
School children urge Crayola to rethink marker recycling program (05/21/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A group of California grade school students wants Crayola to start a recycling program for spent plastic markers, but the company doesn't appear ready to make such a move. About 40 students at Sun Valley elementary school in San Rafael, Calif., have been promoting an online petition aimed at nudging Crayola, a subsidiary of Kansas City-based Hallmark, into developing a "take-back" program for used-up markers...
Thousands march in Chicago to NATO summit (05/21/12)
CHICAGO -- Thousands of protesters marched through downtown Chicago on Sunday in one of the city's largest demonstrations in years, airing grievances about war, climate change and a wide range of other complaints as world leaders assembled for a NATO summit...
Facebook's Zuckerberg marries sweetheart (05/21/12)
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg updated his status to "married" on Saturday. Zuckerberg and 27-year-old Priscilla Chan tied the knot at a small ceremony at his Palo Alto, Calif., home, capping a busy week for the couple...
Rhode Island's big bet on Curt Schilling raises a lot of questions (05/21/12)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- In 2010, the man who'd helped Boston win its first World Series in more than 80 years came to Rhode Island promising the job-starved state something even better: hundreds of good jobs, millions of dollars in tax revenue and a foothold in the booming business of video games...
Party leaders refuse to budge on debt stance (05/21/12)
WASHINGTON -- Republicans and Democrats are refusing to budge when it comes to their already hardened positions on spending cuts versus tax increases to deal with the nation's debt. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., both said Sunday that when Congress is asked to raise the nation's borrowing cap after the election, they'll insist on spending cuts to offset the increase. ...
Former British PM heckled in Maine during college speech (05/21/12)
WATERVILLE, Maine -- A handful of protesters briefly interrupted a Maine college graduation speech by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair calling for world unity. Blair addressed more than 400 Colby College graduates and their guests Sunday morning at the school's 191st commencement in Waterville...
Four people dead after boat crash in Iowa river (05/21/12)
The bodies of four people missing after a boat crash on the Mississippi River in Iowa were found Sunday within 100 yards of the crash site, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. None was wearing a life vest. DNR officer Paul Kay said three men and a woman, all believed to be in their 20s, were killed. Their names have not been released, pending notification of their families...
Today in History (05/21/12)
Today is Monday, May 21, the 142nd day of 2012. There are 224 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 21, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean as she landed in Northern Ireland, about 15 hours after leaving Newfoundland; Earhart's achievement came on the fifth anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's solo flight to France...
Former Israeli PM: Jerusalem must be partitioned (05/21/12)
JERUSALEM -- Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday urged Israeli leaders to relinquish the idea of a unified Jerusalem if they truly want peace, contending in a pair of interviews that years of government neglect have kept the Jewish and Arab sectors irreparably divided...
Strong quake kills four in Italy cheese region (05/21/12)
SANT'AGOSTINO DI FERRARA, Italy -- A magnitude-6.0 earthquake shook several small towns in northeast Italy on Sunday, killing four people, knocking down a clock tower and other centuries-old buildings and causing millions in losses to the region known for making Parmesan cheese...
Haiti: Two Americans in jail charged with conspiracy (05/21/12)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Two Americans jailed in Haiti were charged with conspiracy for participating in a street march that pressed for the return of the country's disbanded army, a Haitian government official said Sunday. Reginald Delva, Haiti's Secretary of State for Public Security, said Jason William Petrie and Steven Parker Shaw were charged Saturday night because of their involvement in last week's march. Petrie, 39, is from Barberton, Ohio; and Shaw, 57, is from Dighton, Mass...
Assistant Cafalone approaches his final games with the Southeast Missouri State baseball program (05/21/12)
Southeast Missouri State assistant baseball coach Chris Cafalone will leave the program after the season.
Southeast Missouri State track and field athletes prepare for regional meet (05/21/12)
Nine Southeast athletes have qualified for the NCAA West Regional track and field meet in Austin, Texas
Dodgers complete weekend sweep of Cardinals (05/21/12)
Van Slyke's first career HR lifted the Dodgers to a 6-5 win and a sweep of St. Louis
Cardinals' Berkman returns to DL with injury to right knee (05/21/12)
The Cardinals first baseman will have an MRI exam today
Redhawks baseball team saves its best for last (05/21/12)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team, plagued by inexperience and inconsistency, compiled its worst record and worst Ohio Valley Conference finish under longtime coach Mark Hogan. But the Redhawks played by far their best baseball of the year when it counted the most, and it allowed them to extend the program's Ohio Valley Conference record. Southeast will make its 18th consecutive appearance in this week's OVC tournament, the longest streak in league history...
Robin Gibb of Bee Gees dies at 62 (05/21/12)
LONDON -- With his carefully tended hair, tight trousers and perfect harmonies, Robin Gibb, along with his brothers Maurice and Barry, defined the disco era. As part of the Bee Gees -- short for the Brothers Gibb -- they created dance floor classics like "Stayin' Alive," "Jive Talkin'," and "Night Fever" that can still get crowds onto a dance floor...
Imprisoned star of 'Reality' impresses at Cannes festival (05/21/12)
CANNES, France -- The breakout performance at the Cannes Film Festival this year is Aniello Arena's turn as a Naples fishmonger who becomes obsessed with appearing on a "Big Brother"-style TV show in "Reality." But the star will not be walking the red carpet at the Italian movie's gala premiere Friday. He'll be where he has been for two decades -- in prison...
Talking Shop with Wayne Turley, owner of Courtesy Cleaners (05/21/12)
Wayne Turley, owner of Courtsey Cleaners in Cape Giraedeau, has a long history in the dry cleaning business, but says he's embracing the future by converting to a new "green" cleaning system. The SolvenK4 has different properties than conventional dry cleaning solvents. It's an organic solvent with a pureness of 99 percent. Wayne Turley says he's just doing his part to protect the planet...
Old Town Cape launches online directory (05/21/12)
Old Town Cape and Element 74 have launched a new online business directory to help customers find what they're looking for in downtown Cape Girardeau...
People on the Move 5/21/12 (05/21/12)
James M. Roman of Frisco, Texas, has joined SoutheastHEALTH as director of education and organizational development. Roman will focus on providing optimum health care education for employees, patients and the community. He will provide expertise in planning and development of leadership and professional development programs for the board, leadership and staff at all levels. ...
Tax liens (05/21/12)
Cape Girardeau County Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Scott R. Clark, recorder of deeds, during April are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS designation. For more information, contact the recorder's office at (573) 243-8123...
Business licenses (05/21/12)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during April include the following:BEB Enterprises, 1303 Perry Ave. Dad's Hot Dogs LLC, 552 Woodbine St. Envious Styles, 208 Independence St. Fairway Auto Credit LLC, 2008 William St. (rear) Fashions & Finds, 1813 Randol St...
Traditional banks aren't only option for startup business assistance (05/21/12)
No matter how phenomenal your business idea is, without some sort of financing it's likely impossible. Whether you need funding to purchase a building to house your business, equipment to run it or working capital to keep it going, there are many financing options available...
Capaha Bank executive vice president Danny Essner is committed to improving Cape Girardeau (05/21/12)
Danny Essner is a banker by trade -- he's the executive vice president and senior lender at Capaha Bank -- but he works tirelessly to make Cape Girardeau an even better place to live. "One of the reasons I do what I do and spend the time that I do is that I am very passionate about Cape," Essner said earlier this year after accepting the Rush H. ...
Health briefs (05/21/12)
BOLLINGER IS EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Christina Bollinger, CNA/CMT and central supply clerk at Golden Living Center, was employee of the year. The honor is given based on contributions to residents' quality of life or the center itself; the winner must have received an employee of the month award in the previous 12 months...
Banks of all sizes are seeing the benefits of smartphone banking apps (05/21/12)
Not too long ago, Internet banking was a big development. Now, it's all about the apps. "It's a growing platform and something that customers demand. This is another way to reach out to them and serve our customers well," says Mel Campbell, spokesman for Regions Bank. ...
Interest rates are at an all-time low, sending many people to banks to refinance their homes (05/21/12)
Interest rates are hovering at record lows, prompting many homeowners to consider refinancing their mortgage loans. That may be a wise idea, say local bankers, and they expect rates to remain low for the foreseeable future. "Anyone who has a higher mortgage rate or car loan rate or home equity loan rate might want to consider refinancing right now because interest rates are at historical lows, and it only makes sense to take advantage of the low interest rate environment of which we are a part of," says Roger Tolliver, community bank president at Commerce Bank in Cape Girardeau.. ...
Credit unions are low-cost, low-profile alternatives to commercial banks (05/21/12)
By Laura Drotleff CTW Features The nation's biggest commercial banks received a clear message last fall when an estimated 650,000 consumers withdrew some $4.5 billion and transferred the funds to new accounts in the nation's 7,200 credit unions. The problem: High fees for working-class account holders and small businesses and poor customer service. The message: Enough is enough...
Bankruptcies (05/21/12)
Bankruptcies filed through April for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Business briefs (05/21/12)
FALKOFF'S CUTS RIBBON SIKESTON, Mo. -- Don and Joyce Hart held a ribbon cutting for Men of Falkoff's, 118 E. Front St. The Harts purchased the store from longtime owner David Friedman and his wife. All employees will stay on board at the men's clothing store, including Charlie Miller, who will manage the store...
Names in the news (05/21/12)
LYNN EARNS MANAGER AWARD Jerry Lynn, general manager of Buffalo Wild Wings in Cape Girardeau, won the 2011 Grand Prix Manager top award. Lynn was evaluated at the corporate level, competing against 54 others in the region. Lynn previously collected this honor and a bonus vacation in 2006 and 2008...
Karen Yamnitz (05/21/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Karen Marie Yamnitz, 46, of Perryville died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Karen was born Sept. 2, 1965, in Perryville. Karen and David Yamnitz were married Sept. 23, 1989. He survives in Perryville. She is survived by her mother, Sue Ochs Hagan Dunker, and stepfather, Doug Dunker, of Perryville...
Joshua Adams (05/21/12)
Joshua Adams, 31, died Friday, May 18, 2012, in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
D. Jane Bollinger (05/21/12)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- D. Jane Bollinger, 79, of Bell City died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Jackson Manor. Bollinger was born Dec. 18, 1932, to the late Charles and Maude Overbey Cossou. She was a retired secretary for Bell City High School. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bell City...
Raymond Bollinger (05/21/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- Raymond Paul Bollinger, 91, "The Oldest Man in Benton" passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, at his home in Benton. He was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Benton, to Charles and Adelia Westrich Bollinger. He and Bernadette Seiler were married Sept. 24, 1946...
Jayne Griffard (05/21/12)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Elizabeth Jayne Griffard, 58, of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., formerly of Scott City, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 15, 1953, at Chaffee, Mo., the daughter of Albert "Jay" and Dorothy Louise Newlin Fowler. She married Joseph Ray Griffard on Dec. 31, 2000, in Scott City...
James Ketcher (05/21/12)
James Joseph Ketcher, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at his home. He was born Nov. 29, 1942, in St. Louis, to John E. and Charlotte E. Bacott Ketcher. Ketcher graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with bachelor's degree...
Norma Tackett (05/21/12)
Norma Jean Tackett, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Tackett was born Nov. 17, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, to Charlie Hahn and Carrie Holland. She married Eli Tackett in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death...
Hubert Winschel (05/21/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Hubert A. Winschel, 83, of Perryville died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Winschel was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Perry County, son of August and Helen (Ernst) Winschel. He and Virginia M. Pingel were married Jan. 20, 1951. She preceded him in death Sept. 6, 2011...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/20/12 (05/21/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Out of the past 5/21/12 (05/21/12)
Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority board president C.W. Rushing will sign his name tomorrow to a local cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, paving the way for the corps to seek bids for construction of an 1,800-foot slackwater harbor...
The job outlook (05/21/12)
Some encouraging economic news came out last week in Missouri. The Show Me State added 6,000 jobs in April as seasonally adjusted unemployment edged down slightly, The Associated Press reported. The statewide unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.3 percent. The national unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in April...
Memories of Lorimier home (05/21/12)
It makes my heart feel so happy that my family home at 220 N. Lorimier St. was again on the home tour. My parents, Emit and Linda Busch, bought the home in 1932. My sister Virginia and two brothers Gene and Buddy had a very happy childhood growing up in that home. Also at different times our grandparents would live with us, as at that time there were no nursing homes...
Speak Out 5/21/12 (05/21/12)
I don't care whether it is a gas station, wherever, you need to have rules that your employees are not texting unless it is an emergency. Then it needs to be proven. I would be looking at the video footage, because everything is on camera these days anyway, and if I saw employees going around and texting while a customer is in the business, I think I would think about letting them go because it is costing businesses business...
Prayer 5/21/12 (05/21/12)
O Father God, may we not let wisdom and understanding out of sight. Amen.
Menards Grand Opening (05/21/12)
MENARDS ANNOUNCES CAPE GIRARDEAU GRAND OPENING Beginning Saturday, May 26, 2012, Menards will be hosting a special nine-day Grand Opening Celebration at their new Mega Store in Cape Girardeau, MO, located at 535 Siemers Drive (I-55 (exit 95), West on Shawnee Pkwy to Siemers Drive). ...
9 year old gives back to his community (05/21/12)
Parker Brown, a 4th grader at Fredericktown Intermediate School has taken a hobby and turned it into a full-fledged business. Several months ago Parker started making survival type bracelets and other items and giving them to friends and family. As kids at school began wearing them, the demand grew...
A witness to conservation history (05/21/12)
My Saturday started with a phone call from my supervisor's supervisor a few minutes after 5 a.m. He called to inform me the stock trailer with the elk was early, and we needed to be in the hotel parking lot within 15 minutes. Sleeping in was no longer an option. My groggy mind had no concept of the memories about to be made...
AUDITIONS SET FOR NEXT RCP PRODUCTION... (05/21/12)
Two shows down and two to go for River City Players. Our third production for the 2012 season will be "The Smell of the Kill." Holly Raines will be directing this show. The auditions will be held on June 2 and June 3 from 1:00-3:00 at Port Cape in the Captain's Quarters. There are roles for 3m and 3f. No prep is needed this will be a cold reading. Now is the time. If you have thought about becoming involved in your community theatre, now is the time. For more information call 573-335-8120...
Front cover

Browse full calendar