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CORRECTION: Senator Blunt comments on Farm Bill (07/02/12)
Comments sent by the office of Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO, were mistakenly not included in a story about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the 2012 Farm Bill in Sunday's Southeast Missourian and online at http://www.semissourian.com/story/186595.... The comments follow:...
Safety rises with cable barrier but concerns have been raised (07/02/12)
High traffic corridors, where vehicles travel at high rates of speed, can be deadly when drivers lose control. Early the past decade, Missouri began installing high-tension guard cables to prevent out-of-control vehicles from crossing the medians of Interstate 70. ...
Councilman Trent Summers' absence affects Monday's deer vote (07/02/12)
Councilman Trent Summers' absence at today's Cape Girardeau City Council meeting will likely push back the scheduled final vote on the divisive proposal to allow urban deer hunting in the city limits until July 16. Council members said Sunday that the controversial decision on an archery program that has been in the works for nine months should be made by the full council. Typically, the council does not table decisions when its members are not present...
Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois hit by heat, storms (07/02/12)
Cape Girardeau set a record high temperature for July 1 and the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky on Sunday. The temperature in the city climbed to 103 at about 3 p.m., surpassing the unofficial record of 99, reached in 1980 and 1991...
MACO gears newest plan for low-income apartments toward seniors (07/02/12)
The first-round plan for family apartments didn't pass muster with some city and state officials earlier this year. Now, the company that specializes in low-income housing is hoping state housing officials will take a closer look at a revised plan that calls for building a $7 million apartment complex that exclusively targets seniors in Cape Girardeau...
Local officials react to Missouri receiving No Child Left Behind waiver (07/02/12)
Friday's announcement from the White House that five more states will receive waivers from some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act gave educators in Missouri and elsewhere reason to finally breathe a sigh of relief, but local school officials say accountability for student achievement is still a top priority...
Updated Jackson codes should increase safety, contractors say (07/02/12)
The city of Jackson updated a number of its construction codes in June and local builders say that compliance with the new guidelines creates safety for customers and contractors. "The codes set standards of materials and workmanship and design to protect the...
Suspect in Sikeston killing arrested in Cape (07/02/12)
The suspect in a Sikeston, Mo., shooting death was arrested in Cape Girardeau early Sunday. Kevin Recardo King, 29, of Sikeston was found about noon in a Cape Girardeau residence on Landis Drive, according to Sikeston police spokesman Lt. James McMillen...
Fired Kennett, Mo., police chief rehired as patrolman (07/02/12)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Former Kennett police chief Barry Tate has been rehired as a patrolman. According to Kennett city attorney Terry McVey, on Wednesday evening during a closed meeting of the Kennett City Council, a motion was made to reinstate Tate, with the understanding that he would not return as police chief but as a department patrolman...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry answers questions about campaign, health care (07/02/12)
Texas Gov. Rick Perry answered a few questions by email after his stop in Cape Girardeau on Friday. Perry was in town campaigning for Missouri attorney general candidate Ed Martin. Q: You jokingly mentioned in your speech Friday that running for President as the front-runner was the most "exhilarating three hours" of your life. But in all seriousness, how did your run for President effect you as an individual and as a governor?...
No injuries in Perry County train derailment Saturday (07/02/12)
No one was injured when a train derailed near Tower Rock on Saturday afternoon, Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf said. The northbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train was carrying iron ore pellets from Alabama about 2:20 p.m., when it ran off the rails along the Mississippi River just south of Wittenberg, Mo., Schaaf said...
Sikeston School District budget includes pay increases for teachers and staff (07/02/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- For the first time in two years, Sikeston School District staff will see an increase in their salaries for the upcoming school year. The district's school board approved funding three steps on the salary schedule for most support and certified staff. On Tuesday, the board adopted the $31.5 million budget for the new fiscal year, which began Sunday...
Candidate questionnaire: Phyllis Mayfield (07/02/12)
NAME: Phyllis Mayfield AGE: 53 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: spouse: Kevin Children: Chris, Dustin and Amanda OCCUPATION: Social Services at Heartland Care and Rehab Center EDUCATION: Gaade School: Salem Lutheran School, Farrar, MO...
Candidate questionnaire: Lisa Reitzel (07/02/12)
NAME: Lisa Reitzel AGE: 43 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau, Mo. SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: My husband Mark and I have been married for almost twenty years and we have one beautiful daughter Lydia who is 14 years old. OCCUPATION: Registered nurse EDUCATION:...
Candidate questionnaire: Paul A. Johnson (07/02/12)
NAME: Paul A. Johnson AGE: 40 PLACE OF BIRTH: Sikeston Mo SPOUSE'S, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Camille N. Brooks-Johnson Paul, Nicholas, Trey, Blain, Alexander, and Daniel EDUCATION: Graduated from Scott County Central High School Graduated from Southeast Missouri State University's Law Enforcement Academy...
Candidate questionnaire: Jo Ann Emerson (07/02/12)
NAME: Jo Ann Emerson AGE: 61 years old PLACE OF BIRTH: Washington, DC SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Married to Ron Gladney, children Victoria and Katharine, five step-daughters, one step-son, three beautiful grandchildren EDUCATION: B.A. Political Science, Ohio Wesleyan University...
Candidate questionnaire: Scott Schnurbusch (07/02/12)
NAME: Scott Schnurbusch AGE: 51 PLACE OF BIRTH: Jackson, MO SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Vickie (Clippard) Schnurbusch Drew Schnurbusch OCCUPATION: Deputy Sheriff Cape Girardeau County EDUCATION: Jackson R-2 Missouri State Highway Patrol Basic Law Enforcement Academy...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (07/02/12)
401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. today Meeting, 7 p.m. today Items for discussion...
Mo. seeks approval for expanded livestock grazing (07/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Nixon's administration is seeking federal approval for farmers to graze their cattle on land that has been taken out of crop production. Nixon said Monday he wants the federal Farm Service Agency to approve livestock grazing on land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program because of shortages of hay and precipitation...
Arson suspected of causing largest Mark Twain fire (07/02/12)
BIXBY, Mo. (AP) -- Arson is the suspected cause of a fire that burned about 620 acres of the Mark Twain National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service said Monday that law enforcement is investigating. The blaze started Thursday morning in southeast Missouri's Iron County...
Girl freed from closet got help years earlier (07/02/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City mother admitted withholding food from her daughter years before the now 10-year-old was freed from a closet weighing 32 pounds, court records show. The Kansas City Star reported that the girl was hospitalized as a 4-year-old because she already was underweight at 26 pounds. The mother said then that her reason for withholding food was to keep her daughter from going to the bathroom too often...
Columbia, Mo., police, union investigate misconduct claim (07/02/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Columbia police and union officials are looking into claims that topless waitresses participated in a recent union fundraiser. The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that it was among several news outlets to receive a letter claiming inappropriate behavior occurred during the charity fundraiser last month at a golf course. The unsigned letter described female servers clad only in bikini bottoms...
Heat suspected in death of 80-year-old St. Louis man (07/02/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Heat is suspected of playing a role in the death of an 80-year-old St. Louis man. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the man was found Saturday in his home. Deputy Fire Chief Mike Arras said emergency medical technicians reported that the death appeared to be heat-related...
At least 22 dead after US storms cut power in East (07/02/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Millions of people in a swath of states along the East Coast and farther west went into a third sweltering day without power Monday after a round of summer storms that killed more than a dozen people. The outages left many to contend with stifling homes and spoiled food over the weekend as temperatures approached or exceeded 100 degrees...
Midweek Fourth of July causes muddle for travelers (07/02/12)
NEW YORK -- Who knew the calendar could cause so much vacation heartburn? For the first time in five years Independence Day falls on a Wednesday, leaving travelers unsure when to celebrate and worrying those who make a living off tourists. "The midweek holiday seems to have travelers confused," said Anthony Del Gaudio, vice president of hotel sales for Loews Hotels, which isn't seeing the normal July Fourth spike in bookings...
Today in History (07/02/12)
Today is Monday, July 2, the 184th day of 2012. There are 182 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 2, 1937, aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight along the equator...
Former Israeli Prime Minister Shamir dies at 96 (07/02/12)
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Yitzhak Shamir was a fighter for the Jews long before Israel's creation, an underground leader who led militias against the Arabs and British. He made no apologies and no compromises -- not as an underground fighter, an intelligence agent who hunted Nazis, and as one of Israel's longest-serving prime ministers who refused to bargain for land...
Former Southeast Missouri State coach Ishee returns to the profession (07/02/12)
The Former Southeast women's basketball coach takes reins at the juco level Former Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach John Ishee is back in the profession. Ishee recently was hired as the women's basketball coach at Ranger Junior College in Ranger, Texas. The community has a population of about 3,000 and is located approximately 100 miles west of Dallas...
Moses awarded fourth All-American honor (07/02/12)
Former Southeast Missouri State baseball standout Trenton Moses has received his fourth All-American accolade for the 2012 season. Moses, a third baseman who completed his eligibility at Southeast this year, recently was named a second-team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings...
Capahas fall in semis of Valmeyer tourney (07/02/12)
Six errors led to seven unearned as the Plaza Tire Capahas lost 12-7 to Fairview Heights in the semifinals of the Valmeyer, Ill., tournament Sunday. The Capahas led 7-6 in the bottom of the seventh inning when their defense faltered. Starting pitcher Jason Chavez had retired two of the first three batters he faced, but three ensuing errors resulted in three unearned runs...
Four Cardinals named NL All-Stars (07/02/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Finishing second in the National League All-Star balloting may have a silver lining for Yadier Molina. The St. Louis Cardinals catcher probably won't have to worry about being on the receiving end of R.A. Dickey's elusive knuckleball. The Mets pitcher led the National League with 12 victories to go with a 2.15 ERA and could be named the starting pitcher for the July 10 game in Kansas City...
Cardinals avoid sweep by Pirates (07/02/12)
St. Louis held off Pittsburgh 5-4 in the finale of their series
Nutt works on Redhawks' basketball schedule, staff (07/02/12)
It's been somewhat of a frustrating start to the summer for Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Dickey Nutt, who is not having the easiest of times putting together his 2012-13 schedule or his coaching staff. Nutt is disappointed that several regional schools Southeast has played in the past and sought to play this season did not want to hook up with the Redhawks, including SIU Carbondale and Arkansas State. ...
Judy Cureton has been all over the world and enjoyed the view - from her bicycle (07/02/12)
Not many can say they spent a birthday biking through the mountains of Bhutan, but that's exactly what Judy Cureton did in April, when she turned 74. In fact, the trip to Bhutan completed her goal of biking on every continent not covered by ice. "When I heard about this ride in Bhutan I checked it out and decided that was my Asia tour. ...
Tips for lowering your cooling costs in the heat of summer (07/02/12)
As summer heats up, air conditioning bills can rapidly rise. As homeowners feel the heat, many are looking for ways to save money and stay cool. "In a home, about 60 percent of your utility bill is for air conditioning," says Chris Janet, division manager of sales and services for Dutch Enterprises...
Overweight, obesity cause problems for our pets, too (07/02/12)
The causes of obesity in pets are similar to those in humans: Overeating and lack of exercise. Dr. Wanda Pipkin, a veterinarian at Deer Ridge Animal Hospital in Jackson, said according to a study done by the American Veterinary Medical Association, 54 to 56 percent of dogs and cats are overweight or obese. Out of these numbers, 20 percent of dogs are obese and 22 percent of cats are obese...
Bill Anderson, aka Cousin Carl, talks about his career (07/02/12)
Bill Anderson is a fixture on Southeast Missouri's airwaves. If you don't know his name, you probably know his voice and his famous Cousin Carl character. Anderson has worked in radio since high school, eventually buying his own station: KWKZ 106.1. ...
Shingles: What you need to know about avoiding and treating the shingles virus (07/02/12)
A person can acquire the herpes zoster virus -- more commonly known as shingles -- after getting chickenpox as a child. Research suggests that about 50 percent of people who live to age 85 will have at least one episode of shingles in their lifetime, says Dr. Cheree Wheeler-Duke, a primary care physician at Southeast Primary Care in Cape Girardeau...
Supreme Court turns away media companies' appeal (07/02/12)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has turned down media companies' plea to lift a prohibition on owning both a newspaper and a television station in the same market. The justices Friday denied the companies' appeal without comment. The media outlets say the restrictions no longer make sense in the Internet era...
Talking shop with Pat Patterson, owner of Pat Patterson Photography (07/02/12)
Pat Patterson has been in the business for 30 years, but his interest in photography started at a young age. Now the owner of Pat Patterson Photography, he takes senior, wedding, family and special event portraits for the Cape Girardeau area. He has created a collection of 60 images of Cape Girardeau, which are available for purchase in various formats. Although the vast majority of his work is digital, he does have the capabilities to produce film photographs...
Simply Swirled frozen yogurt shop to open soon (07/02/12)
Simply Swirled, a self-serve frozen yogurt shop, will open soon in Cape Girardeau. The store will be at 236 S. Mount Auburn Road, directly below McAlister's Deli in the Lormont Place complex. Customers will be able to choose their flavors and then choose from dozens of toppings, such as fresh fruit, cookies, candy, nuts and granola. ...
People on the move 7/2/12 (07/02/12)
Jedediah Webster recently began his duties as director of SoutheastHEALTH's Food and Nutrition Services. He joined Sodexo in 2002. Webster has food service experience in both health care and campus services divisions. He developed successful programs in the areas of patient satisfaction, employee engagement and cost-saving initiatives in Bloomfield, Iowa, where he managed Food, Laundry and Environmental Services for Davis County Hospital. ...
Claude ‘Bud' Adams (07/02/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Claude R. "Bud" Adams, 84, of Perryville died Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Independence Care Center in Perryville. Bud was born July 16, 1927, at Lithium, Mo., to George H. Adams and Mary Gertrude Valleroy Adams. He married the love of his life, Erika M. Hans, on Aug. 28, 1948, in Berlin. She preceded him in death Oct. 16, 2004...
Dolores Clemens (07/02/12)
ST. MARY, Mo. -- Dolores C. Clemens, 77, of St. Mary died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Friday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. A Catholic wake will be at 7 p.m. Thursday...
Paul Gibbs (07/02/12)
MOUNDS, Ill. — Paul J. Gibbs, 74, of Mounds died Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill.
Jackson police report 7/2/12 (07/02/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/2/12 (07/02/12)
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. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/2/12 (07/02/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 7/2/12 (07/02/12)
Cape Girardeau County Circuit Judge Stanley A. Grimm has been named to the Missouri Court of Appeals by Gov. John Ashcroft. Old McKendree Chapel, the first Methodist church west of the Mississippi River, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places...
Out-of-town support (07/02/12)
Our news columns regularly point out the selfless acts being carried out by local residents. Whether it's building a community garden, helping children learn to read or raising money for impoverished and malnourished children in Haiti or Africa, our readership is saturated with generous and helpful people...
A threat to religious freedom (07/02/12)
Recently the White House was set to circumvent Congress and issue an executive order that would make it illegal for any organization, business, school, etc. that does business with the federal government to dismiss or decline to hire or promote any employee due to that person's sexual orientation or gender identity. ...
Troops appreciated local support (07/02/12)
I would like to take a few moments from fighting this war in Afghanistan to thank all of my friends, family and the local businesses who have been kind enough to send my platoon and I such wonderful care packages and heartfelt greetings, especially the gracious folks at Red Lobster. Though most of the men who serve with me are not from the heartland, because of your generosity they now know the warmth and hospitality of the fine folks of Southeast Missouri...
Prayer 7/2/12 (07/02/12)
O Lord Jesus, in the midst of life's trials, we keep our trust in you. Amen.
Paid election letter: Wallingford's pro-life endorsement (07/02/12)
Wayne Wallingford is my choice for Missouri state senator. Wayne Wallingford knows full well our country was established by godly men on Godly precepts; it is easy to recognize from a visible and measurable commitment of a lifetime of service to God, country and fellow man. Wayne is pro-God, pro-life and pro-country...
Paid election letter: Endorsement of Ron Andrews (07/02/12)
I want to endorse Ron Andrews for assessor in the Aug. 7 primary election. I have known Ron for more than 30 years as a colleague in the information technology field. Ron has 25 years of experience with the Assessor's (CAMA) Computer-Assisted "MASS" Appraisal and Assessment Administration system...
Paid election letter: Parker a real conservative (07/02/12)
Veterans are supporting Bob Parker for Congress. Bob believes Congress should declare war according to the Constitution. Our troops go to war, win and come home. To rebuild a nation that is taught to hate us is insane. The recent defense bill Congress passed took rights from terrorists, and American citizens as well. President Obama said he could detain American citizens, but would not do so. Do you believe him? Does Jo Ann Emerson read these bills?...
Paid election letter: Emerson's Right to Life endorsement (07/02/12)
Life is something we respect, honor and value as a gift. As a Southeast Missourian, I am pleased that Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson has received the endorsement of Missouri Right to Life. Along with the endorsement, it was announced that she is the only candidate suited for the job of protecting life in our district. Her record validates their decision. Jo Ann Emerson is truly the best candidate to protect our unborn in the 8th District...
Couples Looking to Adopt: Help is Available (07/02/12)
4th of July Means Family Fun--Hot dogs, soda, and cheery pie followed by sparklers and sky-high fireworks. All this makes for a fun-filled family holiday. For couples without children, some of the fun is missing, the bright faces, eyes aglow, shouts and screams with each crackle and boom, mustard dripping from the mouth. ...
Crop For Hunger (07/02/12)
Southeast Missouri Food Bank and local scrapbookers are teaming up to "Crop For Hunger." Saturday, July 28, at La Croix United Methodist Church, you are invited to sign up for an all-day retreat of classes, cropping, food and fun!Anyone from a casual scrap booker...
Advance Sunset (07/02/12)
With the recent sultry weather one evening we had a beautiful calming sunset to enjoy.
American Queen (07/02/12)
Enjoyed a visit to the Cape Girardeau river front to see the American Queen paddle wheel boat that travels the Mississippi River. Although it was a very hot day it was great to see such a beautiful historical boat.
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