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Stories from Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cape Girardeau City Council narrowly affirms deer hunting in city (06/19/12)
One hour of testimony from exasperated opponents and the reversal of Mayor Harry Rediger weren't enough to overcome four Cape Girardeau City Council yes votes Monday night -- just enough to approve urban deer hunting in the city limits starting this fall...
Riverboats scheduled to stop in Cape this summer, fall (06/19/12)
Local residents will have a chance to imagine they are standing on the banks of the Mississippi in the 1800s when two traditional paddle-wheelers dock in Cape Girardeau this summer and fall. "The boats docking are really reminiscent of a bygone era, and locals love to go down and see them dock," said Chuck Martin, executive director of the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau...
Congressional candidate Parker says drug war should be fought at state level (06/19/12)
Bob Parker is adamant -- he doesn't think drugs should be legal. But the Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's 8th District Congressional seat says it is not the federal government's role to decide and should be a matter left to individual states...
Drought conditions worsen in Southeast Missouri (06/19/12)
Nonirrigated crops across Southeast Missouri are particularly thirsty in the wake of an unusually dry spring, with no relief coming in the near future, according to National Weather Service forecasts. Many areas across the country are in a period of drought after a very dry spring, and much Southeast Missouri's prime farming area is experiencing severe drought conditions...
Cape Girardeau School Board wants to see data on achievement initiative (06/19/12)
Cape Girardeau School Board members want to see evidence of how the district's graduation rate is being helped by a student achievement initiative now modeled at the high school and slated to go districtwide in the next school year. Board members requested that administrators gather and present data relating to the district's graduation rate at the board's next regular meeting...
Jackson aldermen review July 4 plans (06/19/12)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen received an update Monday on the city's plans for Fourth of July festivities. Alderman Larry Cunningham, chairman of the Independence Day Celebration Committee, said 17 teams have registered for the mud volleyball tournament, with at least four or five more expected; the beer garden will be expanded to include a portion of the city park outside the immediate area of shelter No. 1; and free parking will be provided in a supervised lot at Union at Parkview streets...
Gas leak closes part of Cape Girardeau street (06/19/12)
Workers at Ole Hickory Pits, a barbecue pit manufacturing company at 333 N. Main St., reported smelling gas and evacuated their building about 10:50 a.m. Monday. Four Cape Girardeau Fire Department stations, consisting of 16 firefighters, responded to the scene, where construction workers boring under the ground for new utility services struck a 4-inch gas line, said battalion chief Fred Vincel...
Jackson man accused in kickback case goes to trial today (06/19/12)
The trial for a Jackson man charged with felony stealing for allegedly swindling $500,000 from a Sikeston, Mo.-based company will begin today, said Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle. Jason Mitchell was allegedly involved in a kickback scheme that led to the transfer of more than $500,000 to a fraudulent bank account from 2007 to 2010...
Drug-trafficking trial rescheduled for September (06/19/12)
The drug-trafficking trial that ended in a mistrial in January, spurring prosecutors to file perjury charges against a juror, has been rescheduled for Sept. 7. Charles Anthony Robinson was accused of trafficking crack cocaine, but his trial ended in a hung jury after juror Verdist Poindexter told other jurors he would vote "not guilty" no matter what, a probable-cause statement said. Prosecutors charged Poindexter with perjury for failing to disclose that he was allegedly biased against police...
Gov. Nixon appoints prosecutor for Ripley County (06/19/12)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed a new prosecuting attorney for Ripley County, and it is a familiar face for the Southeast Missouri county. Christopher Miller of Doniphan will take over as prosecutor following the resignation earlier this month of Monte Phillips. Phillips gave up the job, saying funding for the office was inadequate. He was elected in 2010 and earned $45,580 annually...
Pesticide collection event to be held Saturday (06/19/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- Missouri residents will have the opportunity to rid their homes and farms of unwanted pesticides and related chemicals Saturday in Benton. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host the event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Scott County Maintenance Shed at 497 Charleston St. Residents will be able to safely and legally dispose of pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, rodenticides, dewormers, fly tags and fertilizers containing herbicides or pesticides...
Candidate questionnaire: Bob Adams (06/19/12)
NAME: BOB ADAMS AGE: 65 PLACE OF BIRTH: CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: I AM MARRIED TO LARAINE NISWONGER ADAMS. WE HAVE A SON, BLAKE, WHO LIVES IN CAPE GIRARDEAU, AND A DAUGHTER, MEREDITH, DECEASED. OCCUPATION: REAL ESTATE APPRAISER EDUCATION:...
Candidate questionnaire: Ron Andrews (06/19/12)
NAME: Ron Andrews AGE: 58 PLACE OF BIRTH: Sikeston, MO SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Rose (spouse) Brad, Bryan, Brandon, Brandi OCCUPATION: Geographic Systems Coordinator/iasWorld Project Manager EDUCATION: A.A. Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science...
Cape County collector, assessor to get improved software (06/19/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission approved Monday expanding the capabilities of its assessor's and collector's software to streamline the creation of comprehensive real estate and tax reports. Eric McGowen, information technology director, said that the county routinely receives requests for customized reports that have to be individually created at an hourly rate. ...
Ameren Missouri donates air conditioners to East Missouri Action Agency (06/19/12)
Kathleen Capps, community services representative with the East Missouri Action Agency, receives 25 Frigidaire Energy Star air-conditioning units from Mike Driskell, right, and Russell Burger with Ameren Missouri on Monday morning in Cape Girardeau. ...
I-57 in Mississippi County reduced for bridge repairs (06/19/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Southbound Interstate 57 in Mississippi County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform repairs to the bridge over Lake Bayou. The bridge is between the Mississippi River bridge and County Road 202...
Deaths in tractor-trailer accidents on rise in Missouri (06/19/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The number of people dying in accidents involving tractor-trailers is on the rise in Missouri. Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Tim Hull told KMOX Radio that 120 people were killed in accidents involving big rigs in 2011, up from 105 in 2010...
Pastor sues St. Louis over homeless camp shutdown (06/19/12)
ST. LOUIS -- A pastor is suing St. Louis for blocking efforts to establish a tent camp for the homeless. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Rev. Larry Rice filed the suit Saturday in federal court. Rice was among three people arrested last month as police took down the homeless camp. The longtime advocate for the homeless had refused to leave the camp he had opened earlier in the day...
Most Joplin residents want safe rooms in new homes (06/19/12)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Although Joplin officials chose not to require safe rooms in homes after a tornado ripped through the town in 2011, most residents who are rebuilding are requesting the added protection. Construction company officials say one of the first things people ask is whether a home will have a basement or a safe room...
Study: States' pension shortfall ballooned in 2010 (06/19/12)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Recession-plagued states diverted scarce money away from pensions to pay for more immediate concerns, leaving a $757 billion hole in the retirement funds covering millions of public employees, according to a study released Monday...
Microsoft unveils tablet to compete with Apple's iPad (06/19/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Taking aim at perceived flaws in Apple's iPad, Microsoft unveiled Surface, a tablet computer that comes with a detachable rubberized keyboard that also acts like a book cover. CEO Steve Ballmer said Monday the new device will be as useful for consuming entertainment as it will be for creating documents "without compromising the productivity that PCs are uniquely known for."...
Roger Clemens acquitted on all charges (06/19/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Roger Clemens has been acquitted on all charges by a jury that decided he didn't lie to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Jurors returned their verdict Monday after close to 10 hours of deliberation. The outcome brings an end to a 10-week trial that capped an expensive, five-year investigation into one of the greatest pitchers in the history of baseball...
Obama administration mulls over truncated health law (06/19/12)
WASHINGTON -- Covering all the bases ahead of a momentous Supreme Court ruling, the Obama administration plans to move ahead with major parts of the president's health care law if its most controversial provision does not survive, according to veteran Democrats closely involved with the legislation...
Today in History (06/19/12)
Today is Tuesday, June 19, the 171st day of 2012. There are 195 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 19, 1862, Congress passed, and President Abraham Lincoln signed, a measure abolishing slavery in U.S. territories...
Draft: G-20 will present plan for economic global growth (06/19/12)
LOS CABOS, Mexico -- The leaders of the world's largest economies have agreed to step up their efforts to boost growth and job creation, which they call the top priority in fighting the effects of the European economic crisis, according to a draft of the statement to be released today at the end of the Group of 20 annual meeting...
Perryville's Wilson takes second shot at golf, career (06/19/12)
There may be numerous golfers in the 144-man field at the 105th Missouri Amateur that just completed their first year of college eligibility. The odds are pretty good that Lee Wilson of Perryville, Mo., will be the only 37-year-old among that group when the six-day tournament begins today at Dalhousie Golf Club...
105th Missouri Amateur tees off today at Dalhousie Golf Club (06/19/12)
Six Cape Girardeau golfers will be in the field today when Dalhousie Golf Club hosts the 105th Missouri Amateur for the first time. David Babcock, Ben Cantrell, Brevin Giebler, Kent Phillips, Blake Driskell and Brent Holmes will be in the 144-player field that tees off today...
Festus continues to thrive at Capaha with win against Cape Girardeau Post 63 (06/19/12)
The three-time defending state champions defeated Cape Girardeau Post 63 6-1 on Monday
Shrinking stomach may boost risk for alcohol abuse (06/19/12)
CHICAGO -- The most common type of obesity surgery may increase patients' chances for alcohol abuse, according to the largest study to demonstrate a potential link. Patients who had gastric bypass surgery faced double the risk for excessive drinking, compared with those who had a less drastic weight-loss operation...
Health Beat: Fishing precautions (06/19/12)
People should consult their local fish advisories before planning a fishing trip. Before arriving at the dock, the father in the picture at right investigated the possibility of there being any fish advisories pertinent to the region in which they'd be fishing...
Paul McCartney turns 70, shows no sign of slowing down (06/19/12)
LONDON -- Paul McCartney can still rock at 70. What more could a former Beatle want? He celebrated his birthday in private Monday, perhaps resting up between gigantic gigs this summer. But he shows no sign of slowing down as his music is passed on to generations too young to have seen him in Wings, much less the Beatles...
Donald Tripp (06/19/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- Donald F. Tripp, 75, of Anna died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Anna...
Linda Mittrucker (06/19/12)
Linda Marie Mittrucker, 50, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m...
Randall Scott (06/19/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Randall P. "Randy" Scott, 42, of Perryville died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from noon until service time Saturday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mike Parry officiating...
Bobby Gilley (06/19/12)
MOUNDS, Ill. — Bobby R. Gilley, 72, of Mounds died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Bertrand Retirement Home in Bertrand, Mo. A private memorial service will be held on the family farm. Barkett Funeral Home of Mounds is in charge of arrangements.
Martha Holler (06/19/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Martha A. Holler, 72, of Perryville died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Independence Care Center of Perry County in Perryville. She was born Feb. 18, 1940, at Daisy, daughter of Pervis and Viola Hahs Sebaugh. She and Henderson L. "H.L." Holler were married Aug. 15, 1965. He preceded her in death Jan. 7, 2001...
Gladys Nebel (06/19/12)
Gladys Ella Keller Nebel, 86, of Cape Girardeau entered her heavenly home Sunday, June 17, 2012. She lived in Benton, Mo., 50 years and had resided at Saxony Village in Cape Girardeau 12 years. She was born Sept. 12, 1925, west of Cape Girardeau, daughter of Walter and Ella Keller. She and Calvin Paul Nebel were married Aug. 11, 1946, at Zion Lutheran Church. The Lord blessed their marital union with the gift of four children...
Gladys Simms (06/19/12)
Gladys Inez Simms, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at the Lutheran Home. She was born May 15, 1920, in Miland, Tenn., to John Henry and Matty Valdora Duck Edgin. Gladys was an avid gardener, enjoyed canning vegetables and was an Avon representative...
Thelma Sutton (06/19/12)
Burial service for Thelma V. Sutton was held June 9, 2012, at East Lawn Palms Cemetery in Tucson, Ariz., following a memorial service at Christ United Methodist Church. Thelma, 87, of Tucson passed away peacefully Sunday, May 27, 2012, in Tucson. East Lawn Palms Mortuary in Tucson was in charge of arrangements...
Bill Davis (06/19/12)
Longtime area artist Bill L. Davis, 83, of Scott City died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at his home. He was born July 4, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, son of Charles Homer and Ida Adeline Kern Davis. He and Gloria Rose Held were married Sept. 24, 1950, at Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City and were blessed with two children...
Jackson police report 6/19/12 (06/19/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/19/12 (06/19/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 6/19/12 (06/19/12)
A proposed new street to relieve traffic congestion on Broadview Street is meeting with little city council support; it was proposed last month to build a street from the parking lot of the Tri-Con manufacturing plant on Broadview Street to Kingshighway...
Rose Garden (06/19/12)
It wasn't that long ago that Cape Girardeau was known as the City of Roses. A short drive around town and you're sure to find a beautifully landscaped yard with at least one rosebush. But perhaps no prettier area featuring the much-sought-after flower is the Rose Garden in Capaha Park...
Speak Out 6/19/12 (06/19/12)
Concerning the stories regarding a laptop for every student: Did the reporter ask if the assistant superintendent polled the teachers to see what use of technology they currently use and then follow up by looking at class Web pages and the use of the computer labs for what type of projects? Technology is not the key; the key is how it is used. ...
Prayer 6/19/12 (06/19/12)
How great you are, O Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you. Amen.
Revised rental inspection program (06/19/12)
I own a duplex close by the university for about 15 years now. I typically rent to college students and at one time lived in the building before buying my own home. Though the city and Mr. Coalter suggest it's only a small number of landlords and properties the issue pertains to, whatever happened to dealing with those landlords and properties? If the city implements this revenue producing tactic called "rental inspection and licensure" I won't hesitate to sell all my property! If the city has a problem with the way I maintain and keep my property they should address this on an individual basis. ...
Student Travels to Bolivia for Public Health Work (06/19/12)
Kristi Eftink of Cape Girardeau, a Master of Public Health student from the University of Missouri, traveled to rural Bolivia for public health education. Kristi traveled with the Engineers Without Borders team from Rolla, Missouri to Los Eucaliptos, Bolivia from May 23 to June 6. Kristi met with community members to educate on first aid, sanitation, and oral hygiene...
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