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Stories from Thursday, June 14, 2012

4K for Cancer bicyclists ride through Cape Girardeau (06/14/12)
Members of "4K for Cancer," a 70-day, 4,000-plus mile cross country trek to fight cancer, pose after crossing the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Cape Girardeau.
Man shot, hospitalized after firing weapon in Jackson domestic dispute (06/14/12)
A Jackson man was shot and hospitalized after he fired a weapon following a domestic dispute in a Jackson neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Motorcycle skills program aimed at making Missouri highways safer (06/14/12)
They may be a little shaky at first, but the students who attend the three-day motorcycle safety course at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center are building confidence on motorcycles that could save their lives. The Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program provides basic riding skills to people who have either never ridden before or people who need a refresher on how to interact with drivers on the road, said Kathleen Clayton, the supervisor of business and industry training at the center...
Perry to rally for Missouri AG candidate in Cape (06/14/12)
Missouri Republican Ed Martin expects to get some help from Texas Gov. Rick Perry in his bid for state attorney general. Martin's campaign said Wednesday that Perry plans to attend a campaign rally June 29 in Cape Girardeau...
Reunion being planned for Cape's 'laboratory school' (06/14/12)
Many from Cape Girardeau remember the time they spent at a high school formerly on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University, but they may not agree on its name. Some may recall its as College High. For others, it could be Campus High or University High. What they do agree on is that there were many memories made within those walls. And at least some hope to share those during a reunion planned for August, when the classes of 1947 through 1957 reunite...
Settling delays Ramsey Creek road extension project (06/14/12)
There may not seem to be much activity at the site where a highway access from Scott City to Interstate 55 is under construction, but work is being done around the clock. Gravity is working at the site. Workers piled extra material on top of the fill dirt under the bridge at The Ramsey Creek Corridor to compact the material. The process is intended to squeeze water and air out of the material and speed up the settling process, said Missouri Department of Transportation area engineer David Wyman...
Marble Hill utility rates to increase next month (06/14/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Water, sewer and trash rates in Marble Hill will go up beginning July 1. Monday night the board of aldermen voted -- with Mayor Michael Sowers breaking a tie -- to raise the rates over the next three years until the city is in compliance with the rate it must charge in order to be considered for any kind of state or federal funding for water and sewer improvements...
Brandom, Wallingford to appear at candidate forum (06/14/12)
Voters in the newly formed 27th Senate District will get a chance to see the two Republican candidates for the seat together for the first time with two upcoming forums. State Reps. Wayne Wallingford and Ellen Brandom will appear at a June forum organized by the Pachyderm Club of Southeast Missouri and a July forum hosted by the Cape Girardeau County Tea Party. ...
One killed, 3 injured in crash in Fredericktown, Mo. (06/14/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A 22-year-old Marble Hill man died and a woman and two children were hospitalized after an accident Friday afternoon in Fredericktown, Mo. Jesse Wayne James was eastbound in a red Dodge pickup on Highway 72 in front of the intermediate school about 4 p.m. when he ran off the road, Capt. Eric Hovis said. The vehicle struck a culvert, spun out and rolled over, Hovis said...
Marble Hill to try again at redirecting tax (06/14/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- It's too late for Marble Hill to put redirecting a half-cent sales tax on the August ballot, but the city will try again, possibly in November. Mayor Michael Sowers said next time the city will do a better job of explaining what the vote is about...
Veterans Affairs to hire 1,900 people (06/14/12)
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department will hire about 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff. An estimated five clinicians and one support person will be hired at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to support mental health operations...
Southeast's aquatic center to close temporarily Friday afternoon (06/14/12)
Southeast Missouri State University will close its aquatic center Friday afternoon for several hours while power is turned off to allow work on a FEMA generator project. The aquatic center is inside the north student recreation center. The rec center will remain open with limited uses, according to a university news release...
Large crane lifts air handling unit onto casino roof (06/14/12)
A Grove GMK7550 crane lifts an air handling unit onto the roof of the Isle of Capri Casino Wednesday, June 13. The unit is one of eight that the 550-ton all-terrain crane will lift onto the buildings roof.
Sikeston School District gets new superintendent (06/14/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston School Board has selected a new superintendent from within the district. Tom Williams was appointed to the position during an executive session of the school board Tuesday evening. "This opportunity to be the superintendent of schools at Sikeston is a very exciting moment for me in my professional career," Williams said...
Gibson Center closes Bollinger County facility (06/14/12)
A drying up of funds has forced the Cape Girardeau-based Gibson Center to close its Bollinger County facility in Marble Hill at the end of June. Angie Silvey, who had overseen the site, has been transferred to the Gibson Center facility in Perryville, Mo...
Cape County Commission to discuss speed limit public hearings Thursday (06/14/12)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners plan to discuss setting public hearing dates for a proposed ordinance that would create new speed limits on some county roads at their regular meeting Thursday. At Monday's meeting commissioners approved a motion to hold public hearings after Commissioner Paul Koeper shared a recommendation from the Cape Special Road District's commission to pursue an ordinance that would reduce speed limits on county-maintained roads in the district from 60 mph to 35 and 25 mph.. ...
Farm bill divides Midwestern and Southern farmers (06/14/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For once, it's not Democrats battling Republicans. The five-year farm and food stamps bill now being debated in the Senate is a regional fight, pitting rice and peanut growers in the South against corn producers and soybean farmers in the Midwest...
Group to spend nearly $1 million on ads criticizing Sen. McCaskill (06/14/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A conservative group ramped up the pressure on Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill on Wednesday by announcing its largest TV ad buy yet in Missouri. McCaskill quickly sought to capitalize on the attack by citing it in her own fundraising plea...
Federal prosecutors drop campaign finance case against John Edwards (06/14/12)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Federal prosecutors dropped all charges Wednesday against John Edwards, triggering criticism that the yearlong prosecution of the former presidential candidate was a waste of time and taxpayer money. After a six-week trial in North Carolina, jurors acquitted Edwards on May 31 on one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions and deadlocked on five other felony counts. The judge declared a mistrial...
Businesses dominate bids for new Internet suffixes (06/14/12)
NEW YORK -- Amazon.com wants ".joy," Google wants ".love" and L'Oreal wants ".beauty." Big brands are behind hundreds of proposals for new Internet addresses, including scores for generic terms such as ".cruise," ".kids" and ".tires." If approved, Amazon could use ".author" in an attempt to dominate online bookselling, while Google could use ".love" to collect registration fees from its rivals...
Today in History (06/14/12)
Today is Thursday, June 14, the 166th day of 2012. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today's Highlight in History: On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag...
Mogadishu losing ‘Most Dangerous City' label (06/14/12)
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Mogadishu is losing a label it never wanted in the first place: The World's Most Dangerous City. The seaside Somali capital is enjoying a peace that, except for the infrequent attack, has lasted the better part of a year. Somalis who fled decades of war are coming back, as are U.N. workers who long operated out of Nairobi, the capital of neighboring Kenya...
Coaches release their all-state baseball teams, final rankings (06/14/12)
Perryville's Jake Dobbelare and Oran's Blake Carlyle, Kody Moore and Seth Ressel were named to the first team.
Southeast Missouri State's Trenton Moses earns All-American honor (06/14/12)
The Advance High School graduate was named a second-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Cape Girardeau Senior Legion shuts out Sikeston (06/14/12)
Travis Smith pitched a two-hit shutout in his team's 7-0 victory over Sikeston in a District 14 game.
Capahas pull away from Perryville in 9-5 win (06/14/12)
The Capahas improved to 10-2 with their first road triumph of the season. They had dropped their previous two road games, including Tuesday at Fairview Heights, Ill.
Summer baseball roundup: Jackson Senior Legion bests Jackson Senior Babe Ruth (06/14/12)
The Jackson Senior American Legion baseball team swept Jackson Senior Babe Ruth in a doubleheader Wednesday night.
Beltran backs Lynn's impressive outing in Cardinals 1-0 win (06/14/12)
Lynn struck out a career-high 12 to stay tied for the major league lead in wins, and Carlos Beltran hit his NL-best 19th home run Wednesday night to send the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over the White Sox.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter throws off mound (06/14/12)
Carpenter took a step forward in rehabbing a shoulder injury that has sidelined him all season when he threw off a mound for the first time.
Cousins top classes of 2012 at Jackson, Meadow Heights (06/14/12)
This year's high school valedictorians at Jackson and Meadow Heights don't just share four years' worth of perfect report cards. They also share a last name. Kaitlyn Bess and Lauren Bess are first cousins. Both were recognized as academic leaders of their graduating classes when ceremonies were held in May. Their grandmother had to attend Kaitlyn's baccalaureate in Jackson, then Lauren's commencement in Patton, Mo., on the same day...
neXt up 6/14/12 (06/14/12)
FRIDAY SATURDAY Sunday NEXT WEEK "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," rated R @Cape West 14 Cine starts at midnight June 21 "Brave," rated PG @Cape West 14 Cine starts at midnight June 21 "Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor" X360 "LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes" PS3 X360 VITA WII DS...
who's neXt (06/14/12)
Scholarships honors, achievements -- From staff reports Katherine Schweiss...
Hooked on Science: Make dandelions curl in water (06/14/12)
Use a dandelion to learn a little about biology with a few materials from around the house. STEP 1: Using the scissors slit the stem of the dandelion into long strips. STEP 2:,/b> Place the dandelion into a glass of cold water and observe. After a few minutes, the long strips will roll up. The reason, the cells inside the stem expand as they absorb the cold water. If you take the curled-up stems and place them into a transparent glass of salt water, the opposite will occur...
Jesse James (06/14/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Jesse Wayne James, 22, of Marble Hill died Friday, June 8, 2012, in Fredericktown, Mo., due to a vehicle accident. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with burial in Plainview Cemetery...
Trula Mouser (06/14/12)
Trula E. Mouser, 93, of St. Louis, formerly of Friedheim, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Bentley's Extended Care in St. Louis. She was born July 16, 1918, in Lixville, Mo., daughter of Harry and Emma Doggett Statler. She and Roy Franklin Mouser were married March 29, 1941. He preceded her in death Feb. 6, 1995...
Willie Newbern (06/14/12)
Willie James Newbern, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. He was born in 1941 in Armorel, Ark., to Roland and Lucinda Newbern. Newbern was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings. He leaves to celebrate his home going his wife, Edna Newbern; and a daughter, Denise (Kirk) Dunnavant of Cape Girardeau...
Rita Todt (06/14/12)
ORAN, Mo. — Rita Todt, 87, of Oran died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Jim Willenbring (06/14/12)
James B. "Jim" Willenbring, 74, of Fruitland passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 13, 1938, in Montrose, Mo., to Frank and Eleanor Bettels Willenbring. He and Charlene "Toni" Giesen were married May 1, 1971, in Sioux City, Iowa...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/14/12 (06/14/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/14/12 (06/14/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Jackson police report 6/14/12 (06/14/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 6/14/12 (06/14/12)
The 110th anniversary of the congregation of St. John's United Church of Christ, three miles west of Fruitland, is observed; charter members of the church are honored with a special song by their descendants. The Southeast Missouri Kennel Club holds its 57th All-Breed-Dog and Obedience Trial at the Arena Building; more than 1,000 people attend, and dogs from 33 state are shown...
No crisis for Canada (06/14/12)
For all of the grumbling about the global financial crisis, with anemic growth in the U.S. and Europe and concerns about inflation and investment bubbles in China, there is one nation that has seemed immune to this stagnation: Canada. American and European leaders could learn from this example of liberty, and the economic growth that has accompanied it...
Civil War history (06/14/12)
One of Cape Girardeau's interesting features is its history. Several homes and businesses in the downtown area have been maintained to preserve their historical integrity. The floodwall murals are an educational display of the state's early history and of more recent people who have called Missouri home and distinguished themselves. But have you ever thought of what Missouri, particularly Cape Girardeau, was like during the Civil War and in the following years?...
Speak Out 6/14/12 (06/14/12)
In the obituaries there was another young woman lost to breast cancer. It seems more young women are getting cancer now. Please, when things don't seem correct, contact a doctor. If you don't have insurance, see if the American Cancer Society can find you help...
Prayer 6/14/12 (06/14/12)
O Lord Jesus, give us a discerning heart that seeks your will for our lives. Amen.
Paid election letter: Emerson votes like a Democrat (06/14/12)
So many people have told me that they are not all that pleased with Jo Ann Emerson's voting record, but they don't want to run the risk of having a Democrat represent our district. Did they notice that Jo Ann voted with the Democrats twice the last week of May?...
Paid election letter: Martin announces ‘We Remember' plan (06/14/12)
Ed Martin, candidate for Missouri attorney general, released a veterans initiative last week, which he appropriately titled the "We Remember" plan. Mr. Martin's plan would add protection of veterans rights to the responsibilities of the attorney general because he believes that we can do better as a state to help veterans, those on active duty, in the reserves and National Guard. ...
Missouri Guard aviation battalion deploys (06/14/12)
SPRINGFIELD, MO. - In an auditorium packed with around 700 friends, Family and community members, the Missouri National Guard¡¯s 935th Aviation Support Battalion said goodbye before leaving for a yearlong deployment to Kuwait. ¡°Today we have gathered to salute the 935th Support Battalion, who put themselves in harm¡¯s way for the sake of their country,¡± said U.S. ...
Girardot Chapter news (06/14/12)
Fifteen (15) members of the IAAP Girardot Chapter attended the IAAP Missouri Division Annual Meeting held June 1-3, 2012, in St. James, Missouri. One former member who is now a Member At Large (MAL) also attended. The theme was, "The Red, White and Blue Professional You."...
AMEN Center invites runners and walkers in support (06/14/12)
On Saturday, June 30th the Amen Center in Delta, MO along with the Glen Allen United Methodist Women will host a 5k Run/1m Walk to benefit the crisis center. The Amen Center is a Christian Based Inter-Denominational CRISIS and RESTORATION center to assist families and individuals to recover from a setback, crisis, or tragedy that will require a place of refuge for a transitional period. The center is the former Delta Elementary School located on Road N just west of Delta, Missouri...
Gulf Shores Vacation 2012 (06/14/12)
Rees & Carlton Families vacationing in Gulf Shores AL
Cubscout pack 45 at daycamp (06/14/12)
This is cub scout pack 45 and families at cubscouts day camp. It was at Pineridge Boyscouts Campground in Makanda, Illinois. Pack 45 is from McClure, Illiois.
2012 State 4-H Congress (06/14/12)
Cape Girardeau County 4-H members went to the State 4-H Congress on May 30-31 and June 1, 2012 in Columbia MO. Front Row L-R: Landon Hinkebein, Morgan Bangert, Amanda Lappe, Chelsea Seyer, Lyndsey Hinkebein, Julie Aufdenberg and Tyler Lappe. Back Row L-R: Dustin Oehl, Tyler Kirchdoerfer, Ethan Seyer, Hunter Seyer, Ashley Stahlman, Matt Brucker, Emily Todt, Trisha Kirchdoerfer, Nick Fosse, Jim Lichtenegger (Chaperone) and Kristi Seyer (Chaperone)...
2012 4-H State Poultry Contests (06/14/12)
Steven Peters, Tilsit 4-H Club, placed 1st in the Poultry Jr. Division. Renee Peters, Tilsit 4-H Club, placed 3rd in the Poultry Sr. Division and is eligible for the National Poultry Contests. Renee also placed 2nd in the Poultry Photo Contest at the State Contests...
Busy Bee (06/14/12)
Busy Bee on a Cone flower at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.
Lazy Day in the Sun (06/14/12)
I took this shot of a Beaver sunning in the pond at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. The beaver did not seem to mind the many people that were watching it as it warmed itself on a log in the sunshine.
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