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Cape Girardeau City Council: Draft an ordinance to implement deer hunting (05/22/12)
A deer hunt it is. In a move that was widely expected, the Cape Girardeau City Council directed city staff Monday night to draft an ordinance to implement deer hunting -- not euthanizing the animals and trapping them. While many of the specifics have yet to be ironed out and council support was not unanimous, the proposal will allow qualified residents to bow hunt on private property with the owner's consent as early as this fall.
Some Allenville residents worried about potential railroad abandonment (05/22/12)
The Jackson, Gordonville and Delta Railroad is planning to abandon a 13-mile section of unused tracks and some Allenville residents are worried they will be left without an emergency flood escape route once the railbed is removed. The section of railway between Gordonville and Delta has not been used since 1997 and is in a dangerous state of disrepair in some sections, according to company president Robert L. ...
Chaffee City Council OKs prescription requirement for pseudoephedrine (05/22/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Chaffee will join numerous other Southeast Missouri cities in requiring a prescription for medicines containing ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine when a new ordinance takes effect June 1.
Jackson aldermen listen to rezoning comments (05/22/12)
In one of three public hearings Monday night, the Jackson Board of Aldermen heard comments from community members for and against the commercial rezoning of more than half of the Nine Oaks subdivision. Applications to rezone a number of lots in the Nine Oaks subdivision were made by B&R Developers LLC of Jackson, Ron and Marcia Clark, Bobby and Jane Clark, Clark & Sons Excavating LLC of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Medical Center Inc. and the Jackson Area Baseball Association...
Chaffee officials mum on vote for police chief (05/22/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Chaffee may have to wait until Thursday to find out who its next police chief will be -- or if its former chief will be reinstated. The Chaffee City Council entered into a closed session Monday night to allow council members to vote, but no announcement of their choice was made. ...
Cape authorizes $31 million loan for wastewater treatment plant (05/22/12)
Construction of a new $66 million wastewater treatment plant is likely to begin sometime in August, now that the Cape Girardeau City Council has authorized a $31 million loan from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The city was also approved this month for a second State Revolving Fund low-interest loan to complete the job for an additional $39 million...
Two Southeast Missouri men plead guilty to federal drug charges (05/22/12)
Two men indicted on federal drug charges in August pleaded guilty in a federal court Monday afternoon. Lamar Anthony White, 48, of Kennett, Mo., pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine...
Limbaugh bust now on display in Capitol (05/22/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The bust of radio host Rush Limbaugh now is on display at the Missouri Capitol with fellow members of the Hall of Famous Missourians. Limbaugh's bust was positioned Monday near the doors to the House chamber, across the corridor from the bust of a fellow southeastern Missourian, former
Poplar Bluff police use truck to arrest burglary suspects (05/22/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A traffic stop on a would-be burglar's truck led local officers to then use the truck to arrest three other teenage suspects waiting for a ride following a suspected early morning burglary. At about 1:30 a.m. Monday, Poplar Bluff police officers were dispatched to the south-side Sinclair because of a burglary alarm, said Detective J. R. Keirsey...
Jackson home destroyed by fire; lightning may be cause (05/22/12)
A Jackson home has been deemed a total loss after being destroyed by fire Sunday evening. Jackson Fire Department Chief Jason Mouser said the two residents of 411 Ohio Street were home at the time the fire began, but were able to make it safely outside after receiving a call from their alarm company alerting them to a smoke detector activation in their garage...
Cape County Commission decides to sell firetruck (05/22/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission decided Monday to sell a fire foam truck it will receive upon the termination of a lease agreement with Nordenia U.S.A. Inc. As part of the initiative that brought the company to the area, the county received a state grant to purchase a truck that dispenses fire suppression foam to augment the factory's safety equipment. ...
Jackson man faces fourth DWI charge (05/22/12)
A 47-year-old Jackson man was charged with driving while intoxicated for the fourth time after he struck a stop sign with his pickup Saturday, according to a probable-cause statement. Authorities booked Ronald Ray Parker into the Cape Girardeau County Jail on a charge of DWI-persistent offender, online court records show...
Olive Branch residents to discuss plans for rebuilding (05/22/12)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Residents interested in rebuilding Olive Branch after last year's flood will meet today to discuss future plans. The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Alexander County Highway Department, 26799 Highway 3 in Olive Branch...
Route K in Stoddard County reduced for pavement repairs (05/22/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route K from Highway 25 to Route M in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today and Wednesday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636 or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
Book prize focuses on Western values (05/22/12)
Southeast Missouri State University's Department of History has announced a new contest and prize that will honor books examining development of the political, religious and economic heritage of Western civilization. The Crader Family Book Prize in American Values will recognize a first book that best exemplifies the values of the Crader Family Endowment for American Values, including individual liberty, constitutional principles and civic virtue, said Dr. ...
Elementary school art going on display at Cape council chambers (05/22/12)
From left, Amber Porter, Winnie Pickett, Jillian Majors, Randee Graham, Emily Buerck and Delaney Shaffer present their artwork Monday to members of the Cape Girardeau city government, including city manager Scott Meyer, Mayor Harry Rediger and Councilman John Voss, at city hall. Artwork was chosen from each of the local elementary schools to be on display in the council chambers during the 12th annual Children's Arts Festival...
100-Mile Yard Sale kicks off this week (05/22/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Yard-sale shoppers will be out along Highway 25 Memorial Day weekend in search of bargains at the 100-Mile Yard Sale, but the Missouri Department of Transportation warns participants to drive carefully in the congested areas along the route, according to a MoDOT news release. ...
Minor quake rattles rural area near Poplar Bluff (05/22/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A minor earthquake has rattled a rural section of Southeast Missouri in the Mark Twain National Forest. The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremor struck shortly after 5 p.m. Monday with a preliminary magnitude of 2.9 -- roughly the smallest magnitude generally felt by people...
Mo. lawmakers OK broadening 'move over' law (05/22/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Nixon is studying legislation expanding Missouri's "move over" law to include stopped Transportation Department vehicles with flashing amber or white lights. Missouri's existing law only requires drivers to move over for emergency vehicles...
In Joplin, a senior year to remember after tornado (05/22/12)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- There were tearful remembrances for lost classmates and jokes about spending their senior year in a converted department store. But most of all for Joplin High School's class of 2012, a chorus of rousing cheers and joyous celebrations marked their completion of high school under circumstance none of them could have envisioned just one year ago...
Today in History (05/22/12)
Today is Tuesday, May 29, the 150th day of 2012. There are 216 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On May 29, 1942, the movie "Yankee Doodle Dandy," starring James Cagney as George M. Cohan, premiered at a war-bonds benefit in New York. Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra recorded Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" in Los Angeles for Decca Records. Actor John Barrymore died in Hollywood at age 60...
Obama on Afghanistan: Leave on time, no ‘perfect' end (05/22/12)
CHICAGO -- President Barack Obama and leaders around the globe locked in place an Afghanistan exit path Monday that will still keep their troops fighting and dying there for two more years, acknowledging there never will be point at which they can say, "This is all done. This is perfect."...
Study finds 2,000 exonerated after false convictions (05/22/12)
WASHINGTON -- More than 2,000 people who were falsely convicted of serious crimes have been exonerated in the United States in the past 23 years, according to a new archive compiled at two universities. There is no official record-keeping system for exonerations of convicted criminals in the country, so academics set one up. ...
Catholic dioceses, colleges sue over birth control mandate (05/22/12)
NEW YORK -- Roman Catholic leaders opened a new front against the Obama administration mandate that employers provide workers birth control coverage, filing federal lawsuits Monday on behalf of dioceses, schools and health care agencies that argued the requirement violates religious freedom...
NATO protesters mindset questioned (05/22/12)
CHICAGO -- For activists, the NATO summit in Chicago served as one big stage from which to air a broad range of grievances -- not just the war in Afghanistan or other actions of the 63-year-old military alliance. In their effort to maximize turnout, organizers were quick to welcome a variety of interests, including Occupy protesters, immigration groups, the nation's largest nurses union and others...
Fort Hood bomb plot suspect forced to wear mask in court (05/22/12)
WACO, Texas -- A soldier accused of planning to bomb Fort Hood troops in a restaurant last summer wore a mask in court for the first time Monday as a jury was selected in his federal trial. Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, who has been accused of spitting blood on authorities escorting him, wore an oval mask over his nose and mouth. Several U.S. marshals seated near him in the Texas courtroom wore protective glasses...
Tons of pot found floating off California (05/22/12)
DANA POINT, Calif. -- Authorities say three and a half tons of marijuana have been found floating in the ocean off Southern California. A boater spotted 160 bales of pot around noon Sunday about 15 miles off the coast of Dana Point. Orange County authorities and the Coast Guard sent boats to gather up the pot and turn it over to the U.S. Border Patrol...
Sheriff: Mississippi prison riot was started by gang (05/22/12)
JACKSON, Miss. -- A gang fight in a prison for illegal immigrants quickly escalated into a riot involving as many as 300 inmates, some lashing out with sticks or homemade knives as the uprising spread through the sprawling prison, a sheriff said...
Supreme Court will take up wiretaps lawsuit (05/22/12)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court says it will consider shutting down a legal challenge to a law that lets the United States eavesdrop on overseas communications. A federal appeals court ruled last year that a lawsuit filed by lawyers, journalists and human rights groups objecting to the latest version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act could proceed. But the Obama administration appealed, and the justices said Monday they will take up the case in the fall...
Alberto weakens to tropical depression off the East Coast (05/22/12)
MIAMI -- Alberto has weakened to a tropical depression as it spins off the coast of the Carolinas. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Alberto's maximum sustained winds were near 35 mph Monday evening. The storm is centered about 245 miles east-southeast of Charleston, S.C. Alberto is moving east-northeast near 13 mph but is expected to turn northeastward sometime in the next two days before fizzling out...
Yahoo's $7.1B deal with China's Alibaba offers ray of hope (05/22/12)
SAN FRANCISCO -- After years of missteps, Yahoo Inc. finally has something to boast about: a multibillion-dollar windfall from a savvy investment in China. Yahoo is selling half of its roughly 40 percent stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., one of the most successful companies in China's rapidly growing Internet market. The $7.1 billion price ensures that Yahoo will get a hefty return from its $1 billion investment in Alibaba in 2005...
Facebook stock down after IPO (05/22/12)
NEW YORK -- Facebook's stock is tumbling well below its $38 IPO price in the social network's second day of trading as a public company Monday. Facebook's stock closed at $34.03, down more than percent from Friday's closing price of $38.23. The company lost nearly $10 billion of its market value and is now worth around $96 billion, about $2 billion below Amazon.com Inc...
Today in History (05/22/12)
Today is Tuesday, May 22, the 143rd day of 2012. There are 223 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 22, 1972, President Richard Nixon began a visit to the Soviet Union, during which he and Kremlin leaders signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty...
U.N. nuclear chief seeks pact on wider Iran probes (05/22/12)
TEHRAN, Iran -- The head of the U.N. nuclear agency pushed Monday for a breakthrough pact with Iran to resume inspections into suspected secret atomic weapons work and possibly set in motion further dealmaking when envoys from Tehran and world powers gather later this week in Baghdad...
Violence in Syria spills over the border of fragile Lebanon (05/22/12)
BIREH, Lebanon -- Syria's war barreled over the border with an angry, raucous funeral Monday for an anti-Syrian cleric whose killing set off a night of deadly street battles in Beirut and raised fears that Lebanon is getting drawn into the chaos afflicting its neighbor...
Opposition in Algeria plans political boycott (05/22/12)
ALGIERS, Algeria -- A new Algerian opposition front of 14 small political parties has announced it will boycott the new parliament, calling its election fraudulent. Algeria's May 10 legislative elections resulted in a crushing win for two pro-government parties, with more than 60 percent of the seats...
Egypt's election to decide army's political future (05/22/12)
CAIRO -- This week's landmark presidential election should end six decades of effective military rule in Egypt, but it remains unclear how much authority the generals who took over from Hosni Mubarak will cede to the elected leader. One thing is certain, though: The generals want no interference with their budget, their economic empire or promotions...
Greece's new prime minister meets with party leaders (05/22/12)
ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's newly installed caretaker prime minister began talks with party leaders Monday ahead of this week's European Union summit that's expected to focus on ways of kick starting economic growth across the continent. Panagiotis Pikrammenos, a senior judge who has no power to make any binding decisions, is holding successive meetings with all party leaders as campaigning gets underway for the country's crucial June 17 elections...
96 Yemeni soldiers killed in al-Qaida suicide bombing (05/22/12)
SANAA, Yemen -- A Yemeni soldier detonated a bomb hidden in his military uniform during a rehearsal for a military parade, killing 96 fellow soldiers and wounding at least 200 on Monday in one of the deadliest attacks in the capital in years. Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen claimed responsibility, saying in an emailed statement that the suicide attack was intended to avenge a U.S.-backed offensive against al-Qaida in a swath of southern Yemen seized by the militant movement last year...
Moore earns win, brownie points in Oran baseball team's Class 1 sectional victory over Cooter (05/22/12)
The Oran baseball team defeated Cooter 6-3 in a Class 1 sectional Monday.
Naylor thwarts Oak Ridge baseball team again in sectional (05/22/12)
The Naylor baseball team defeated Oak Ridge 11-5 in a Class 1 sectional Monday.
Cardinals' Berkman will be lost at least 6-8 weeks (05/22/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The best-case scenario for Lance Berkman is that he returns to the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup after the All-Star break. The 36-year-old first baseman is prepared for news on his injured right knee that's not so rosy. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Monday that Berkman will be sidelined at least six to eight weeks with significant cartilage damage on both sides of the knee, but an MRI did not appear to show ligament damage...
Greene HR ends Cards' losing streak (05/22/12)
St. Louis rallied for a 4-3 victory on Greene's eighth-inning HR
Final advice: Panel against routine prostate test (05/22/12)
WASHINGTON -- Healthy men shouldn't get routine prostate cancer screenings, says updated advice from a government panel that found the PSA blood tests do more harm than good. Despite strenuous protests from urologists, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is sticking by a contentious proposal it made last fall. ...
A healthy (but creamy) potato salad for summer (05/22/12)
So you're having a barbecue and you want to keep it at least a little healthy. You've got the lean chicken breasts marinating and ready for the grill. You've got a colorful tossed salad filled with the season's bounty. You've got corn on the cob for grilling and fresh watermelon and strawberries for nibbling. That's a good start...
Health Beat: Eggs: A source of protein (05/22/12)
Eggs are a good source of protein. Proteins are part of every cell, tissue and organ in our bodies. These body proteins are constantly being broken down and replaced. The protein in the foods we eat is digested into amino acids that are later used to replace these proteins in our bodies...
Tim McGraw looks to rev up career with Big Machine (05/22/12)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tim McGraw has chosen a new record label run by an old friend. The country music superstar has signed a multi-album deal with Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Records, officially ending his acrimonious relationship with his only previous label, Curb Records...
Richard Carrube (05/22/12)
Richard Carrube, 23, of San Tan Valley, Ariz., died Friday, May 18, 2012, in Cape Girardeau. The funeral will be in Mesa, Ariz. Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of local arrangements.
Harry Cantrell (05/22/12)
Harry Eugene Cantrell, 93, of Mayfield, Ky., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Mills Health and Rehab Facility in Mayfield. Visitation will be from noon to service time Wednesday at Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau...
Luetta Kelley (05/22/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- Luetta Kelley, 97, of Anna died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Anna Rehab and Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 21, 1914, in Anna, daughter of Luther D. and Laura E. Treece Anderson. She and Cecil V. Kelley were married March 18, 1939, in Jackson. He preceded her in death Jan. 8, 1989...
Violet Klaus (05/22/12)
Violet Ruth Klaus, 87, of Friedheim died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 3, 1924, in Oak Ridge, daughter of Alfred and Lydia Ruesler Ruppel. She and Milford W. Klaus were married July 22, 1945. He preceded her in death Nov. 23, 2011...
Helen Mayberry (05/22/12)
Helen Irene Mayberry, 89, of Jackson passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Monticello House. She was born Feb. 19, 1923, in Oran, Mo., daughter of George Washington and Mary Lape Bowers. She and Ernest Mayberry were married Jan. 27, 1941. He passed away June 29, 2004...
John Merrick (05/22/12)
BERTRAND, Mo. -- John Warren Merrick, 63, of Bertrand died Monday, May 21, 2012, at his home. He was born Oct. 7, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Bob M. and Charlene Ruth "Cricket" Warren Merrick. He married his high school sweetheart, J. Jane Caldwell, July 19, 1969...
Robert VanGennip (05/22/12)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Robert Lewis VanGennip, 74, of Glenallen died Friday, May 18, 2012, at the home of his daughter. He was born March 29, 1938, near Advance, Mo., son of Joseph and Bertie Mansker VanGennip. He and Hazel Laverne Christy were married June 16, 1956. She preceded him in death in 2007...
Joshua Adams (05/22/12)
Joshua Adams, age 31, of Youngtown, Ariz., died Friday, May 18, 2012, in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 3, 1980, in Aurora, Colo., to Jerry and Barbara Bright Adams. Joshua graduated from Peoria High School in Peoria, Ariz., and from Glendale Community College with an associate's degree in business. He loved to water and snow ski. He was very outgoing and artistic. He enjoyed both art and music. He worked in sales for ADT Security and had worked construction and as a loan officer...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/22/12 (05/22/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police and fire report 5/22/12 (05/22/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Out of the past 5/22/12 (05/22/12)
Tragedy struck the 1987 NCAA Division II track and field championships here yesterday afternoon, when a University of California-Pennsylvania distance runner collapsed at the conclusion of the 1,500-meter run; he was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived at Southeast Missouri Hospital, when repeated attempts to revive his heart failed...
100-Mile Yard Sale (05/22/12)
For bargain hunters, there's a big opportunity coming later this week. The 14th annual 100-Mile Yard Sale will start at 7 a.m. Thursday. The popular sale, which continues through Monday, is held along Highway 25 from Jackson to Kennett. Among the participants in this year's sale will be businesses, church organizations and individuals...
Is it bye-bye to county seat? (05/22/12)
What is going on with the commissioners in this county? It appears they and that Texan tried to pull a fast one on the GSA. Generally public officials listen to large polls like the one March 4 in the daily newspaper on the old courthouse. Should Cape Girardeau County buy the old federal building in Cape Girardeau? The overwhelming results said no, don't buy the old federal building...
Speak Out 5/22/12 (05/22/12)
To the person who called in about the Columbia, Mo., police officer's dangerous driving, what did you really hope to achieve by this phone call? If you really want to make a difference, call Columbia's police chief and follow up with a letter. Better yet, you can press charges yourself. Do something instead of just griping...
Prayer 5/22/12 (05/22/12)
O Heavenly Father, gracious Lord, may we be pure in heart. Amen.
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