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Stories from Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Work wrapping up on one-room Cape schoolhouse (07/10/12)
Floyd Petzoldt was initially against spending any money to fix up the old Hanover Lutheran School that is owned by his church. Then he took a drive past the 88-year-old one-room schoolhouse along Perryville Road last week and saw how some of the money had been spent...
Video, photo show to be part of this year's Homecomers (07/10/12)
Jackson Homecomers will kick off its 104th anniversary July 24 with new attractions alongside tried-and-true draws to historic uptown. The event started in 1908, when people gathered to celebrate the completion of the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse and the installation of the memorial for Confederate Army Col. ...
Jackson's Hitt acknowledges American Legion error on campaign materials (07/10/12)
Missouri House candidate Van Hitt admitted Thursday he has been distributing political materials that incorrectly identify him as a member of the American Legion, a group exclusively reserved for former military personnel who served their country during wartime...
Cape County case gets attention on Supreme Court blog (07/10/12)
A blog dedicated to covering the U.S. Supreme Court has chosen a Cape Girardeau County case that could go before the court as one that asks a noteworthy question. SCOTUSblog selected the case of Missouri v. McNeely as its petition of the day for Friday...
Former Carter County sheriff gets 10 years in prison (07/10/12)
A former Carter County sheriff who admitted stealing firearms that had been seized as evidence will spend the next 10 years in a federal prison, and his former chief deputy will do five years on the same charges after being sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Cape Girardeau.
Sunday house fire possibly started by Molotov cocktail (07/10/12)
Police on Monday were searching for the person who started a house fire, possibly using a Molotov cocktail, at an occupied house early Sunday morning. Police responded about 5:20 a.m. to 1425 Cousin St., where residents reported they found the curtain over their air conditioner burning after they investigated a loud noise in their living room, said Cape Girardeau police Sgt. Jason Selzer. A resident and neighbor were able to put the fire out, Selzer said...
Child care providers cautious during recent heat wave (07/10/12)
With a few happy screams, children took back outdoor play Monday after a seemingly endless heat wave left Southeast Missouri. During the past month, several area child care providers say they've had to use extra caution when allowing children to spend time outside. Summertime can pose extra safety risks to children -- and especially susceptible to heat illnesses are those under age 5, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Cape County reappoints 2 to library board; reappointment to sewer district board declined (07/10/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission reappointed two members of the Riverside Regional Library Board on Monday. Joann Hahs and Tom Gross will each serve four-year terms. Kevin Smith declined the commission's July 2 reappointment to the Cape Girardeau County Sewer District No. ...
Woman asks Jackson Park Board for improvements (07/10/12)
A business owner took her campaign to improve Jackson City Park to a new venue Monday. "Over the past five or so years, the park has gone down, down, down," Brenda Pfefferkorn told the Jackson Park Board on Monday. Pfefferkorn has owned the Jackson Tender Care Playhouse for 22 years and operates a summer program for children ages 6 to 10. ...
Cape Girardeau handicapped-accessible playground vandalized (07/10/12)
Melaina's Magical Playland, a handicapped-accessible playground that broke ground at Cape County Park North in March, was vandalized over the weekend. Slides, construction materials, safety panels and musical chimes were damaged, said Andrea Cunningham, playground co-founder. ...
Change of judge granted in Cape vandalism case (07/10/12)
The man accused of causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage to a Cape Girardeau office building has been granted a change of judges. Travis H. Fornkohl of Cape Girardeau was scheduled for an arraignment Monday in the vandalism of an office building at 3065 William St, that occurred the night of June 30, but Fornkohl's attorney, Malcolm Montgomery, filed a motion for a change of judges. Judge Gary Kamp granted the motion...
Candidate questionnaire: Judy Baker (07/10/12)
NAME: Judy Baker AGE: 52 PLACE OF BIRTH: Columbia, MO SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Married to Rev. John Baker (27 years); children -- Sarah, Lauren, David EDUCATION: Masters in Health Care Administration Masters in Divinity OCCUPATION: Former Health Care Administrator...
Bridge repairs reduce U.S. 61 (07/10/12)
U.S. 61 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make repairs to the bridge between Kurre Lane and Route W. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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...
U.S. 61 in Cape County reduced for bridge repairs (07/10/12)
U.S. 61 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane Thursday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs. The bridge is between Achillea Lane and County Road 507. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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...
Maintenance work will disrupt traffic on Cairo bridge (07/10/12)
CAIRO, Ill. -- U.S. 51/U.S. 60/U.S. 62 across the Ohio River bridge between Cairo and Wickliffe, Ky., will be reduced to one lane during daylight hours Wednesday, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. This will allow for maintenance and electrical work on aviation marker lights atop the bridge structure. ...
Book details decision to breach Birds Point levee (07/10/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Charles A. Camillo found himself a part of history in 2011 as the Mississippi River crept higher and higher, lapping at the top of the levees. As the historian for the Mississippi River Commission and the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project, there was no where else he wanted to be...
Former Missouri governor gets probation for campaign payment (07/10/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Roger Wilson, a Missouri Democrat who was elevated to governor after the plane crash that killed Mel Carnahan, was sentenced Monday to two years of probation for misusing money to make political donations.
Nixon signs 'move over' law (07/10/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation requiring Missouri motorists to allow more space for stopped Transportation Department vehicles. Missouri law already requires motorists to change lanes and yield for stopped police cars, ambulances and other emergency vehicles. Nixon signed legislation Monday adding state transportation agency vehicles with amber or white lights, including those marked for emergency response or for motorist assistance...
Seasonal firefighters seek health care coverage (07/10/12)
DENVER -- They work the front lines of the nation's most explosive wildfires, navigating treacherous terrain, dense walls of smoke and tall curtains of flame. Yet thousands of the nation's seasonal firefighters have no health insurance for themselves or their families...
Detroit police chief says shooting after hug was accident (07/10/12)
DETROIT -- The death of a woman shot in the chest after she hugged an off-duty police officer from behind during a party is a tragic accident, Detroit's police chief said Monday. Adaisha Miller was dancing and celebrating what would have been her 25th birthday the next day, when she hugged the officer from behind during a party Sunday, her mother and authorities said. She died later of gunshot wounds to the chest...
Malware deadline passes; very few are knocked offline (07/10/12)
WASHINGTON -- The day that was supposed to see thousands of people knocked off the Internet arrived, but only a few people were affected. Thousands of Internet users across the U.S. and beyond waited too long or simply didn't believe warnings that they would lose access to the Internet just after midnight because of malware that took over computers around the world more than a year ago...
Law gives companies a break on pensions (07/10/12)
WASHINGTON -- A new law will let companies contribute billions of dollars less to their workers' pension funds, raising concerns about weakening the plans that millions of Americans count on for retirement. But with many companies already freezing or getting rid of pension plans, many critics are reluctant to force the issue...
Obama urges tax cuts for families under $250,000 (07/10/12)
WASHINGTON -- Facing sagging jobs numbers, President Barack Obama sought to recast the November election as a fight over tax fairness Monday, urging tax cut extensions for all families earning less than $250,000 but denying them to households making more than that.
Today in History (07/10/12)
Today is Tuesday, July 10, the 192nd day of 2012. There are 174 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 10, 1962, AT&T's Telstar 1 communications satellite, capable of relaying television signals and telephone calls, was launched by NASA from Cape Canaveral. ...
Cambodian deaths tied to common child illness (07/10/12)
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- A deadly form of a common childhood illness has been linked to the mysterious child deaths in Cambodia that sparked alarm after a cause could not immediately be determined, health officials said Monday. Lab tests have confirmed that a virulent strain of hand, foot and mouth disease known as EV-71 is to blame for some of the 59 cases reviewed since April, including 52 deaths, according to a joint statement from the World Health Organization and Cambodian Health Ministry. ...
As Europe struggles, young job-seekers suffer most (07/10/12)
BRUSSELS -- Irene Fernandez lost her job with Spain's postal service five months ago, a victim of government spending cuts. Since then, she's been getting by on spending money from her mother and the $530 a month she earns grooming dogs for neighbors. Fernandez, 24, has had one job interview...
New crisis looms in Egypt over fate of dissolved legislature (07/10/12)
CAIRO -- A new showdown loomed in Egypt on Monday as the country's highest court stood by its ruling that dissolved parliament last month, challenging the new Islamist president's plans to reconvene the lower chamber in defiance of the military...
Jackson's Peiffer earns spot on All-America football team team (07/10/12)
Southeast Missouri State linebacker Blake Peiffer and offensive tackle Evan Conrad were named to the Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision preseason All-America team Monday. Peiffer is a first-team selection, while Conrad garnered second-team honors. Both players are seniors...
La Russa enjoys his encore (07/10/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One more lineup card for Tony La Russa to fill out. One more chance to put on the uniform. One more time is enough, too. The man who went out on top last fall after leading the St. Louis Cardinals to an improbable World Series championship and now is getting a rare encore swears he doesn't miss managing. ...
Chaffee Senior Babe Ruth baseball team's bats fall silent vs. Charleston (07/10/12)
The Chaffee Senior Babe Ruth baseball team was eliminated from the Missouri state tournament Monday.
Scott County Junior American Legion baseball team sweeps doubleheader (07/10/12)
The Scott County Junior American Legion baseball team defeated Cape Girardeau Freshman Legion in both games of a doubleheader Monday. Tyler Rogers earned the win in the opener, a 7-2 decision. He allowed two earned runs and six hits over seven innings. He struck out four and walked four...
Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team advances to winners bracket final at state tournament (07/10/12)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball coach Tracy Wyatt expected to field a strong team this summer. It's taken longer than Wyatt anticipated, but Jackson finally appears to be putting together things. Jackson continued its surprising run at the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Monday by routing Boonville 11-1 in five innings...
Know your BMI: Docs urged to screen for obesity (07/10/12)
WASHINGTON -- Chances are you know your blood pressure. What about your BMI? Body mass index signals if you're overweight, obese or just right considering your height. Some doctors have begun calling it a vital sign, as crucial to monitor as blood pressure...
Health Beat: Too much sun hurts (07/10/12)
Turning pink? Unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun's ultraviolet rays in as little as 15 minutes. Yet it can take up to 12 hours for skin to show the full effect of sun exposure. So, if your child's skin looks "a little pink" today, it may be burned tomorrow morning. To prevent further burning, get your child out of the sun...
‘Archie Meets Glee' combines the set of ‘Glee' with Archie and pals (07/10/12)
PHILADELPHIA -- The kids from Riverdale are no strangers to high school angst, worries about fitting in or music. Neither are the teens from "Glee." Now, Archie, Betty, Veronica and resident boy genius Dilton Doiley will match wits -- and maybe a vocal or two -- with the likes of Finn Hudson, Kurt Hummel and Rachel Berry in the pages of "Archie Comics," said Jon Goldwater, the co-chief executive officer...
David, Kellen, Easton, Marek and Barrett Varady (07/10/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- "Dearest babies, please know that our greatest blessing was having you." Our little angels, David Allen Jr., Kellen Bruce, Easton Michael, Marek Edward and Barrett Daniel Varady, were called to the Lord on Monday, May 14, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur, Mo...
Virginia Bailey (07/10/12)
Virginia Vinyard Bailey, 95, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau. She was born Nov. 16, 1916, in Cape Girardeau, to Benjamin and Lura Gee Vinyard. She spent most of her life in Portageville, Mo. Survivors include her husband, retired Judge John R. Bailey; three daughters, Barbara Bailey Bradford of St. Louis, Marcia Bailey Planchon of Memphis, Tenn., Rebecca Bailey Betz of Cape Girardeau; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren...
Dan Boyd Jr. (07/10/12)
Dan W. Boyd Jr., 86, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Campbell, Mo., died Monday, July 2, 2012, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. Private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Betty Compton (07/10/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- Betty Ballard Compton, 82, of Anna died Monday, July 9, 2012, at Anna Rehab and Care Center. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Anna City Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Fear officiating. Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements...
Helen Evans (07/10/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Helen Bernice Evans, 93, of Chaffee passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 3, 1918, in Chaffee, to Philip L. and Mary Welter Halter. She and Paul L. Evans Sr. were married Dec. 5, 1936. He preceded her in death Dec. 14, 1969...
Maxine Fluegge (07/10/12)
Maxine L. Fluegge, 83, formerly of Jackson, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012, at West County Care Center in Ballwin, Mo. She was born Feb. 16, 1929, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Roy W. and Viola Leonard Hamilton. She and Marvin A. Fluegge were married June 15, 1947. He passed away Feb. 19, 2005...
Alice Henry (07/10/12)
Alice Hitt Henry, 84, of Farmington, Mo., died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Presbyterian Manor in Farmington. She was born Aug. 7, 1927, in Arbor, Mo., to Walter J. and Alice Adkison Hitt. She and Bobby Gene Henry were married Nov. 25, 1948, in Cape Girardeau...
Helen Seiler (07/10/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Helen Matilda Seiler, 90, of Marble Hill passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012, at Woodland Hills Care Center. She was born Jan. 4, 1922, in Glennon, Mo., daughter of William and Sena Folken Brauer. On May 7, 1940, she married Herman H. Seiler at St. Anthony's Church in Glennon. He preceded her in death Dec. 18, 1973...
Births 7/10/12 (07/10/12)
Son to Randy Arthur and Nicole Marie Noce of Oak Ridge, Saint Francis Medical Center, 8:23 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2012. Name, Aidan Blayke. Weight, 5 pounds, 12 ounces. Mrs. Noce is the former Nicole Ramsey, daughter of Teresa Baumgartner of Oak Ridge. She is employed at Target. Noce is the son of Rebecca Kimbel of Marble Hill, Mo., and Randy Noce of Fruitland...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/10/12 (07/10/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police report 7/10/12 (07/10/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses...
Out of the past 7/10/12 (07/10/12)
Marilyn Wiggs, the Show Me Center's new box office manager, spent her first day on the job yesterday opening mail requests for tickets for the Bob Hope show, Aug. 28; she says it will take two or three more days to open just those received to date. Sixteen new park benches were installed this week around Capaha Park lagoon, along with three older benches that were salvaged; some new picnic tables will be put in the area soon...
Observations from Cape's parks and recreation facilities (07/10/12)
July is National Parks and Recreation Month. I presented a proclamation at our July 2 city council meeting declaring all of July as Parks and Recreation month in Cape Girardeau. I was joined that evening by director Julia Thompson, several members of her terrific staff, and a large number of children and youths who participate and enjoy many of the programs and events offered through the department...
Sensory Saturdays (07/10/12)
It's amazing the things we take for granted. The movies, for instance. Most of us probably don't give a second thought to theater accommodations. But for some people, particularly those with autism or other disabilities, the standard features for watching a motion picture at a theater may be problematic...
Small-business rebate (07/10/12)
I noticed a comment in your paper the other day by Bekki Cook concerning the Affordable Care Act and payment, by insurers, for preventive medicine. Coincidentally, today, I received a check from the health insurer for my business. I am an owner of a local small business. Today I received a check from our insurer in the amount of $3,173.17, which represents a rebate "required by the Affordable Care Act."...
Repeal Obamacare monstrosity (07/10/12)
Is it a "tax" or is it a "penalty"? Is that really the question everybody should be torn up about? We could call it a "forced donation." The money for Obamacare still comes from taxpayers. The bottom line is we cannot afford another government entitlement program, which is exactly what Obamacare is. ...
Speak Out 7/10/12 (07/10/12)
Congratulations to the Southeast Missourian and Erin Ragan for their outstanding article on the graduation rate at Central High School in Cape Girardeau. It is apparent that we are the last in the pack in Southeast Missouri. I wonder if our principal picked up the phone and talked to the principals at Sikeston, Charleston and Portageville and learned from them so he could put into effect some of the techniques that they used to get such a good graduation rate. ...
Prayer 7/10/12 (07/10/12)
Thank you, O Lord God, that your power is made perfect in our weakness. Amen.
1138th Soldiers depart for deployment training (07/10/12)
Ninty-three Citizen-Soldiers from the 1138th Engineer Company from Farmington and Fredericktown departed for mobilization training at Fort Bliss, Texas. The unit -- which draws Soldiers from the 1140th Engineer Battalion in Cape Girardeau -- is part of Operation Enduring Freedom operations in Afghanistan, and will be conducting route clearance missions...
Miesner brings home SkillsUSA gold (07/10/12)
Miesner brings home gold Takes top prize in HVAC-R contest at SkillsUSA national championship Brock Miesner isn't sure who was more excited when he won the gold medal at the 2012 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference -- him or his parents...
Buchheit's Drillin', Grillin', Chillin Winner! (07/10/12)
Buchheit recently celebrated Father's Day with a special Register to Win a Drillin', Grillin', Chillin' Giveaway. The winner of the over $800 valued prize of a Char-Griller, ENGLE DeepBlue Cooler, DeWALT Drill, and lounge chair was Vickie Leimbach of Altenburg, MO...
LOCAL YOUTH ELECTED TO MO STATE 4-H COUNCIL (07/10/12)
Greg Birk (right) handing his green State 4-H Council jacket to his daughter, Rachel Birk. Rachel Birk of Charleston has returned from Columbia, where she was elected to the State 4-H Council as a Southeast Missouri Representative. On May 30-June 1, over 300 Missouri teens atttend the Missouri State 4-H Congress...
Dance Extensions compete at Nationals (07/10/12)
Dance Extensions in Jackson MO. competed in Orlando Florida at Starbound National Competition June 29. Front Row left to right Lisanne Holterman and Catie Doven. Back row left to right Sidney Robertson and Meg Smith
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