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Stories from Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cape Girardeau mayor moves to undecided column on deer issue (06/05/12)
Mayor Harry Rediger is having second thoughts. As the Cape Girardeau City Council continues to try to fine-tune a proposal that would allow urban deer hunting in the city limits, Rediger said Monday night that he is not as certain about the plan as he was. Once a firm supporter, Rediger said he's now unsure how he will vote when a final ordinance is complete...
Nesting birds delay painting on 14 Southeast Missouri bridges (06/05/12)
Fourteen Southeast Missouri highway bridges chosen in May to be painted as part of their ongoing maintenance programs will have to wait until at least August before they get face-lifts. The delay stems from small intruders, swallows that nest under the structures...
Clay Waller arraigned on murder charge (06/05/12)
Clay Waller, the man accused of killing his estranged wife Jacque Waller in Cape Girardeau County last year, was arraigned on a murder charge Monday. Circuit Court Judge Gary Kamp set a preliminary hearing in the case for 9 a.m. July 25. Clay Waller's case was also assigned to the public defender's office...
Marble Hill, Mo., man sentenced to three years in prison for assault of Advance police chief (06/05/12)
A circuit court judge Monday sentenced the man accused of assaulting Advance, Mo., police chief Donnie Bohnsack to three years in prison.
Jackson aldermen field complaint about city parks (06/05/12)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen on Monday night heard a grievance from a local business owner who said the city's parks are in "terrible shape."
Cape Girardeau County Commission tables request for personnel changes (06/05/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission on Monday tabled a request for personnel changes by the collector's office pending clarification of how salary changes would affect county budgets. County Collector Diane Diebold approached the commission to ask for salary adjustments for two employees, one who was relocated from Jackson to the county's satellite office in Cape Girardeau and one who would be moving from part time to full time...
Broadway from Spanish to Fountain to close at 10 a.m. today for asphalt overlay (06/05/12)
The contractor that is overseeing the $4.5 million Broadway corridor project will be closing Broadway from the west side of Spanish Street intersection to just to the east of the Fountain Street intersection today beginning at about 10 a.m., city officials said. The stretch of Broadway should reopen after 6 p.m. Wednesday...
Candidate questionnaire: Tammy Sladek (06/05/12)
NAME: Tammy Sladek AGE: 47 PLACE OF BIRTH: Jackson, Missouri (and have been a lifetime resident of Cape Girardeau County) SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Tom Sladek - spouse of 28 years Michael and Jessica Sladek - son and daughter in law Bryan Sladek - son...
Candidate questionnaire: John D. Weiler (06/05/12)
NAME: John D. Weiler AGE: 61 PLACE OF BIRTH: Perryville, Mo SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: None EDUCATION: BFA degree in Industrial-Environmental Design, AAS degree in Architectural Technology, Certificate in Machine Tool/CNC Technology and Certificate in Automotive Maintenance Technology...
Highway 77 in Scott County reduced for shoulder work (06/05/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 77 between U.S. 61 and Route W in Scott County will be reduced to one lane today and Wednesday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform shoulder repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. 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...
Highway 34 in Wayne County reduced for bridge repairs (06/05/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 34 between Highway 49 and County Road 454 in Wayne County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make repairs to the bridge over the Black River. Weather permitting, work will be performed Monday through June 14 from 6:30 a.m. ...
Doniphan man pleads guilty to killing 4 (06/05/12)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- A 47-year-old Southeast Missouri man has pleaded guilty to killing two elderly couples whose bodies were found in their burned-out homes two years ago. David Youngblood, of Doniphan, was charged with murder in the June 2010 deaths of his aunt and uncle, 80-year-old Irene and 77-year-old Loyd Piatt. He was also charged with killing 81-year-old Edgar Atkinson and 69-year-old Bonnie Chase, who were found dead three weeks later in their burned-out home in Current View...
New location in western Missouri considered for horse slaughter plant (06/05/12)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Wyoming company that processes horse meat for human consumption is considering opening a plant in western Missouri after cost considerations and local opposition stalled plans for another location in the state. Sue Wallis, a Wyoming state representative and CEO of Unified Equine LLC, said the company has found a former beef processing plant in a rural area along a state highway that could be retrofitted for horse slaughter, but she declined to name the location because the property deal is not complete.. ...
EPA does new soil tests at Times Beach site, evacuated in 1980s because of dioxin (06/05/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Nearly 30 years after Times Beach, Mo., was evacuated in one of the nation's most notorious environmental disasters, scientists with the Environmental Protection Agency are returning to the site for a new round of soil sampling. EPA officials expect the examination to confirm that the Times Beach site, now Route 66 State Park, is free of concerning levels of dioxin, spokesman Chris Whitley said Monday. ...
Hot, dry Missouri spring leaves lawns parched (06/05/12)
ST. LOUIS -- A hot, dry spring has led to drought conditions for much of Missouri, and lawns and grass are taking a beating. St. Louis typically gets 4.7 inches of rain in May, but the metropolitan area received only 1.7 inches last month, making it the 15th driest May in 140 years of record-keeping by the National Weather Service, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported...
Veteran judge to resign from Mo. Supreme Court (06/05/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A 20-year member of the Missouri Supreme Court has announced his resignation effective Aug. 1. Judge William Ray Price Jr. told Gov. Jay Nixon in a letter Monday he's leaving the high court to return to private legal practice...
Children could someday soon get on Facebook without lying (06/05/12)
NEW YORK -- Though Facebook bans children under 13, millions of them have profiles on the site by lying about their age. The company is now testing ways to allow those children to participate without needing to lie. This would likely be under parental supervision, such as by connecting children's accounts to their parents' accounts...
70th anniversary of Battle of Midway marked by Navy (06/05/12)
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- Six months after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan sent four aircraft carriers to the tiny Pacific atoll of Midway to draw out and destroy what remained of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. But this time the U.S. knew about Japan's plans. U.S. cryptologists had cracked Japanese communications codes, giving Fleet Commander Adm. Chester Nimitz notice of where Japan would strike, the day and time of the attack, and what ships the enemy would bring to the fight...
U.S. satellite spy agency donates telescopes to NASA (06/05/12)
WASHINGTON -- NASA has received a gift from an unexpected source -- the nation's satellite spy agency. The space agency confirmed Monday that it has received a pair of giant identical telescopes from the National Reconnaissance Office, which oversees the country's constellation of spy satellites. NASA says the spy agency built them and then decided it didn't need them. The transfer last summer was only recently declassified...
U.S. economic outlook darkens after jobs report (06/05/12)
WASHINGTON -- Faced with a fizzling job market, many economists have turned more pessimistic and no longer think U.S. economic growth will accelerate later this year. Friday's surprisingly bleak jobs report for May followed a spate of weak U.S. economic data last week. Manufacturing activity slowed, an index of home contracts fell and consumer confidence tumbled. Mounting troubles in Europe and elsewhere have heightened economists' concerns...
Starbucks buys bakery to improve food offerings (06/05/12)
NEW YORK -- Starbucks Corp. is looking to offer a more tempting menu, with a $100 million cash deal to buy a small bakery chain. The Seattle-based coffee shop chain says baked goods from La Boulange will start replacing its current lineup early next year, starting with French pastries such as the croissant. Products will start appearing in Bay Area stores first then roll out nationally...
Today in History (06/05/12)
Today is Tuesday, June 5, the 157th day of 2012. There are 209 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel after claiming victory in California's Democratic presidential primary. Gunman Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was immediately arrested...
Hanoi opens three MIA search areas, releases letters (06/05/12)
HANOI, Vietnam -- "If Dad calls, tell him I got too close to being dead but I'm O.K. I was real lucky. I'll write again soon." That poignant message never reached the mother of Army Sgt. Steve Flaherty. He was killed in Vietnam in 1969 before he could mail the letters he was carrying, including one he might have been writing when he died. The letters were taken by the Vietnamese after his death, U.S. officials said in releasing excerpts on Monday...
Israel airport security now includes logging into travelers' email accounts (06/05/12)
JERUSALEM -- When Sandra Tamari arrived at Israel's international airport, she received an unusual request: A security agent pushed a computer screen in front of her, connected to Gmail and told her to "log in." The agent, suspecting Tamari was involved in pro-Palestinian activism, wanted to inspect her private email account for incriminating evidence. The 42-year-old American of Palestinian descent refused and was swiftly expelled from the country...
Canadian body parts suspect arrested in Berlin (06/05/12)
BERLIN -- A Canadian porn actor suspected of murdering and dismembering a Chinese student and mailing his body parts to Canada's top political parties was reading about himself on the Internet when he was arrested Monday at a cafe in Berlin. Canadian investigators say 29-year-old Luka Magnotta's obsessions led him to post Internet videos of his killing kittens, then a man, and finally to his arrest at the cafe where he had spent two hours reading media coverage of himself...
Dogs sniff for dead after Nigeria plane crash (06/05/12)
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Police dogs sniffed for dead bodies Monday in the rubble of buildings destroyed when an airliner crashed into them, killing all 153 aboard, as cranes lifted away heavy pieces of debris in the grisly aftermath of Nigeria's worst air disaster in nearly two decades...
Summer baseball roundup 6/5/12 (06/05/12)
Jamie Brant earned the win on the mound in the Chaffee Senior Babe Ruth baseball team's 11-3 victory in six innings over Jackson Senior Babe Ruth. Brant added a double at the plate Monday. Cole Hanna went 2 for 3 in the win. C.J. McAlister suffered the loss for Jackson...
Area calendar 6/5/12 (06/05/12)
Camps Southeast camps: Southeast Missouri State will hold a variety of sports camps beginning in June. Camps offered will be for baseball, men's and women's basketball, football, gymnastics, soccer, softball and volleyball. All the camp information can be found on the Southeast athletics department website at gosoutheast.com...
Area digest 6/5/12 (06/05/12)
Wesley Stoverink and Mike DaVault teamed to win the SEMO Horseshoe Association's 20-team tournament at the Scott City Knights of Columbus. Jeff Miller and Terrie Rose finished second, while Dale Burger and Lachelle Cook were third. The team of Ron LeGrand and Kelcee DaVault won the 16-team tournament at the Leopold Knights of Columbus...
Craig's homer helps end Cardinals' five-game losing streak (06/05/12)
NEW YORK -- Mike Matheny tried all sorts of things to snap the Cardinals out of their hitting funk. The St. Louis manager let his players show up late to the ballpark. He gave Yadier Molina a rare chance to bat cleanup. He encouraged star Carlos Beltran to swing away at a 3-0 pitch...
Cardinals select right-handed pitcher with their first pick in the draft (06/05/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals had five picks on the first day of the draft, partly thanks to Albert Pujols' free agent departure for the Angels. They loaded up on college talent. The World Series champions took Texas A&M right-hander Michael Wacha with the 19th overall pick and took three more college players before selecting Texas high school catcher Steve Bean with the 59th pick Monday night...
New approach tested for hard-to-treat hypertension (06/05/12)
WASHINGTON -- "Maxed out on the medications" is how Bill Ezzell describes his struggle with blood pressure. It's dangerously high even though the North Carolina man swallows six drugs a day. Hypertension may be the nation's sneakiest epidemic, a time bomb that's a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure, and one that's growing worse as the population rapidly grows older...
Health Beat: Staying in shape (06/05/12)
If you're 65 years of age or older, are generally fit and have no limiting health conditions, you can follow these guidelines:Older adults need at least: Two and 1/2 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week, AND...
Study: ‘Smart bomb' drug safely attacks breast cancer cells (06/05/12)
CHICAGO -- Doctors have successfully dropped the first "smart bomb" on breast cancer, using a drug to deliver a toxic payload to tumor cells while leaving healthy ones alone. In a key test involving nearly 1,000 women with very advanced disease, the experimental treatment extended by several months the time women lived without their cancer getting worse, doctors planned to report June 3 at a cancer conference in Chicago...
Laughs: A part of the game for 'Feud' host Dawson (06/05/12)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Richard Dawson brought a saucy, unabashedly touchy-feely style to TV game shows as host of "Family Feud." The British-born entertainer, who died Saturday at age 79 from complications related to esophageal cancer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, earlier had made his mark in the unlikely 1960s sitcom hit "Hogan's Heroes," which mined laughs from a Nazi POW camp whose prisoners hoodwink their captors and run the place themselves...
Prince Philip in hospital, misses jubilee concert for Queen Elizabeth II (06/05/12)
LONDON -- Elton John sang "I'm Still Standing," Stevie Wonder crooned "Isn't She Lovely," and Paul McCartney sent "All My Loving" as musical royalty celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's 60-year reign with a concert outside Buckingham Palace on Monday. But the joy was tempered by news that the queen's husband, Prince Philip, had been hospitalized with a bladder infection...
Basil Barnes (06/05/12)
Heaven received an angel Sunday, June 3, 2012, when Basil Lee Barnes, 76, passed away in Cape Girardeau, with his family by his side. He was born Jan. 18, 1936, in West Frankfort, Ill., to Virgil and Golda Barnes, and was the second oldest of five children. He attended Frankfort Community High School...
Valerie Higgins (06/05/12)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Valerie Fay Higgins, 65, of Cunningham, Ky., formerly of Mounds, died Monday, June 4, 2012, at her home. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Aaron Burnett officiating. Burial will be in Cache Chapel Cemetery east of Ullin, Ill...
Births 6/5/12 (06/05/12)
Daughter to Anthony Graves Batton and April Renea Crites of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 10:58 a.m. Monday, May 28, 2012. Name, Joliene Courtney Inez. Weight, 6 pounds, 12 ounces. First child. Ms. Crites is the daughter of Tim Crites and Marlene Crites of Jackson. She is employed in the deli at Country Mart. Batton is the son of Jerry Klette and Tami Gilbert of Cape Girardeau. He is employed at Casey's General Store...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/5/12 (06/05/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/5/12 (06/05/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson police and fire report 6/5/12 (06/05/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Property damage Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 6/5/12 (06/05/12)
Construction of the 150-bed, $8.5 million Missouri Veterans Home in northwest Cape Girardeau should begin early next spring and will have a major impact in the area when completed, said Ron Norris, director of the Missouri Division of Design and Construction, speaking at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee...
Concerts, sports and other events in Jackson (06/05/12)
Summer is a busy time in Jackson. Activity in the park picks up a great deal with baseball and softball league games going on. With two grandchildren participating in those leagues, I am one of those spending extra time in the park in the summer. The swimming pool opened May 26. It is a popular spot in the summer. For questions about the swimming pool or for swim lesson information, call 243-8343...
Mission Continues (06/05/12)
Veterans are giving folks. Service in defense of country is a noble calling, and many men and women have answered this call -- some completing multiple deployments overseas. When these heroes return home, many want to continue a lifestyle of service. The Mission Continues, a St. Louis-based veterans program, has stepped up to help veterans with this ambition continue giving to their communities...
Cotton omission (06/05/12)
Thanks for the detailed essay on the growth of cotton in Missouri. (Bootheel farmers boost cotton acres, Southeast Missourian, by Melissa Miller, May 29, 2012, pages 1A and 5A.) However, there is a major oversight in the article. It emphasizes that five counties in the Bootheel raise cotton and names them as Pemiscot, Dunklin, New Madrid, Scott and Stoddard...
Speak Out 6/5/12 (06/05/12)
If you think President Obama is a bad president, thank your lucky stars that Mrs. Hillary Clinton didn't get in there because they'd be teaching the kids about gay marriage in the schools now. When is the Cape Girardeau Police Department going to start cleaning our parks up around here? I am trying to take my kids to swing and you've got some dude pulling out a marijuana cigarette right in front of them. ...
Prayer 6/5/12 (06/05/12)
O Lord God, may our faith in you bear fruit. Amen.
U.S.Air Force Academy Graduation (06/05/12)
Jeremy James Sarno graduated May 23, 2012, a 2LT in the United States Air Force, in Colorado Springs. While attending the academy, Jeremy majored in biology and received a Bachelor of Science degree. Lt Sarno attained Commandant's list among other honors during his 4 years. ...
Mizzou Graduation (06/05/12)
Jonathan Russell Sarno, son of Dr. and Mrs. Wayne A. Sarno, graduated from Mizzou College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, magna cum laude on May 12. 2012. During his time at Mizzou, Mr. Sarno accomplished many goals. He was Resident advisor for 2 years, was invited to join 2 honor societies, participated and was very active in the Newman Club. ...
Family Fun Festival (06/05/12)
Modern Woodmen has partnered with American Red Cross and the Salvation Army to provide money to the victims of the recent disasters that have plagued our area. We are holding an event in the Jackson City Park as a Family Fun Festival. We will have a raffle for a weather radio, washer tournament, horseshoe tournament, food stands, face painting, and much more...
Cancer Survivor Brings Big Apple to Bluegrass! (06/05/12)
Local audiences will have an opportunity to see a New York cabaret when area native and cancer survivor, Tom Vaughn, brings to town his highly acclaimed, "Trail of Cheers." During National Cancer Survivors' Week, on June 7 and 8, Vaughn will perform at Port Cape Girardeau with a following show June 14 at The Hickory Log in Dexter, the town his parents and generations of Vaughns call home...
Venus Transit from Cape Girardeau (06/05/12)
Photograph of Venus passing between the Earth and the Sun. Viewed from Cape County Park
Awesome sunset (06/05/12)
Sunset before storm on Monday 6-4-2012
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