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Stories from Friday, July 13, 2012

Cape County's fund for indigent burials drained (07/13/12)
How Cape Girardeau County should best handle indigent burials has been a topic of discussion among several county commissions over the years, but nothing has changed. Now the issue is back on the plate of the current commission, which announced Thursday that the annual amount allotted for such burials in the county's operating budget is already gone...
Missouri ag director visits Bollinger County to discuss drought (07/13/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A disaster declaration requested this week by Gov. Jay Nixon is the first step toward helping Missouri farmers and ranchers survive this summer's drought.
Iwo Jima vets' stories to be recorded at SEMO on Saturday (07/13/12)
A group of Iwo Jima veterans will gather at Southeast Missouri State University this weekend to tell their stories. On Saturday six Marines will be part of a panel discussion and have their experiences recorded on video in the Rose Theatre. They were all part of the L Company, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Division...
Downed power line causes traffic backup on North Kingshighway (07/13/12)
Traffic was backed up on North Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau shortly after 1 p.m. today due to a downed power line.
Ahead of new dress code, Cape schools to hold clothing drive (07/13/12)
Cape Girardeau School District officials and school staff, in preparation for a new dress code in August, are planning a clothing drive. Donations of new or slightly used dress code-appropriate clothing will be redistributed among students in financial need, according to a news release issued by the district Thursday...
Answers to Cape graduation rate questions expected at Monday board meeting (07/13/12)
Cape Girardeau School Board members will receive answers Monday to questions they recently posed to administrators about the effects an academic and behavioral improvement model has on the district's graduation rate. Superintendent Jim Welker and assistant superintendent Sherry Copeland told board members at the June 18 meeting of the board they would present data collected thus far on the effectiveness of a professional learning communities model at the high school. ...
Locals named to Missouri commission to study disaster recovery (07/13/12)
Cape Girardeau native Lt. Gov Peter Kinder will lead a commission that includes Southeast Missouri lawmakers to study disaster response.
Route P in Cape, Scott, Stoddard counties reduced for pavement work (07/13/12)
Route P in Cape Girardeau, Scott and Stoddard counties will be reduced to one lane from Highway 25 to Highway 91 as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. 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. 60 in Stoddard County reduced for pavement repairs (07/13/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Eastbound U.S. 60 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane between Route TT and Highway 25 as Missouri Department of Transportation crews seal the joints along the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be performed from 5 a.m. ...
Pavement repairs reduce Route OO in Stoddard County (07/13/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route OO from Highway 25 to County Road 309 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. 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...
Road closure scheduled in Anna (07/13/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- Highway 146 in the vicinity of McKinley Avenue in Anna will be closed to allow crews to replace a box culvert under the highway. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the road will be closed at midnight July 22. The work is expected to be completed by July 27. Motorists are advised to follow the marked detour or use an alternate route to avoid this work area...
Caruthersville attack on disabled man spurs anger (07/13/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- Prosecutors charged teenage girls in the beating of a mentally disabled man, after video of the attack was posted on Facebook and provoked outrage in their southeast Missouri community. The incident happened about two weeks ago in Caruthersville. The video shows the girls punching Louis Crocker, a man known around town as "Cool Breeze" who is mentally disabled and who drinks heavily, according to his family...
Fire crews battle apartment blaze in Cape Girardeau (07/13/12)
Firefighters rescued a Cape Girardeau woman from an apartment fire that started just after noon Thursday. Another woman was taken to the hospital. The fire began in a ground floor unit in building H of the apartment complex at 121 E. Rodney. It spread to the upper story...
Grant to expand Cape-area reading program will be $107,900 (07/13/12)
The amount of grant funding the United Way of Southeast Missouri will receive to expand a volunteer-run reading improvement program in area schools this fall was announced Thursday by the Missouri Community Service Commission. Read to Succeed began in Blanchard and Alma Schrader elementary schools in recent years and will be added to Clippard, Franklin elementary schools, as well as Gordonville Attendance Center during the coming school year. ...
Mo. appeals court says Busch suit stays in Cape Girardeau (07/13/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The Missouri Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court ruling to keep a civil lawsuit against August Busch IV in Cape Girardeau. Busch, the former CEO of Anheuser Busch, was sued last year on behalf of the minor son of his girlfriend, Adrienne Martin, who died in 2010 of an accidental drug overdose at Busch's home...
Nixon vetoes Mo. vehicle sales tax legislation (07/13/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Rejecting lobbying from local officials and Missouri vehicle dealers, Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Thursday that would have allowed communities to resume levying local taxes on vehicle purchases.
Mo. prosecutors stay quiet on death penalty review (07/13/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- When the American Bar Association sought to review Missouri's death penalty laws as part of a nationwide study of capital punishment, it turned to a collection of the state's most esteemed lawyers, judges and law professors for help.
Gov. Nixon vetoes bill on contraception coverage (07/13/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Thursday that would have expanded religious and moral exemptions from insurance policies covering birth control, avoiding a potential conflict with a new contraception policy put forth by President Barack Obama's administration.
Webb City seeking Historic Places designation (07/13/12)
The Joplin Globe WEBB CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Georgetown Historic District. Capitol Hill Historic District. Savannah Historic District. All thriving, nationally known cultural centers that attract hundreds of thousands of historic-minded tourists each year...
Researchers' findings murky on danger of Asian carp invasion (07/13/12)
HAVANA, Ill. -- As scientists aboard a research boat activate an electric current, the calm Illinois River transforms into a roiling, silvery mass. Asian carp by the dozen hurtle from the water as if shot from a gun, soaring in graceful arcs before plunging beneath the surface with splashes resembling tiny geysers...
Inquiry: Penn St. officials concealed sex abuse (07/13/12)
PHILADELPHIA -- Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials buried child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago to avoid bad publicity, according to a scathing report Thursday that exposed a powerful "culture of reverence" for the football program and portrayed the Hall of Fame coach as more deeply involved in the scandal than previously thought.
SOS call for historic ocean liner docked in Philly (07/13/12)
Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Caretakers for the SS United States, the legendary ocean liner moored on the Delaware River since 1996, are renewing and expanding their emergency distress call for the beleaguered piece of American maritime history...
Senate rejects Democratic, GOP business tax-cut bills (07/13/12)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday rejected rival Democratic and Republican plans for cutting taxes on businesses, with both parties refusing to yield ground in their election-year struggle over how best to spark the economy. Each side said the other's bill would not do enough to make a difference for struggling families and businesses looking for help. ...
Stocks slide for sixth straight day (07/13/12)
U.S. stocks slid for a sixth day Thursday as concern spread that weaker global economic growth and the European debt crisis will hurt U.S. corporate earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index had their longest losing streaks since mid-May...
Thousands fall victim to utility payment scam (07/13/12)
MADISON, Wis. -- As much as President Barack Obama wants your vote, he's not actually offering to pay your monthly bills. But thousands of Americans have been persuaded otherwise, falling victim to a fast-moving scam that claims to be part of an Obama administration program to help pay utility bills in the midst of a scorching summer...
Today in History (07/13/12)
Today is Friday, July 13, the 195th day of 2012. There are 171 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 13, 1787, the Congress of the Confederation adopted the Northwest Ordinance, which established a government in the Northwest Territory, an area corresponding to the present-day Midwest and Upper Midwest...
Nine people dead, two missing in summer French Alps avalanche (07/13/12)
CHAMONIX, France -- A climber trying to scale Mont Blanc may accidentally have caused a slab of ice to snap off Thursday high in the French Alps, sparking an avalanche that swept nine European climbers to their deaths, authorities said. A dozen climbers were injured and two were still missing by nightfall...
Activists say massacre in Syria kills more than 100 people (07/13/12)
BEIRUT -- Syrian activists reported a new massacre late Thursday in the central Hama province, saying regime forces killed more than 100 people in shelling and other attacks. There were few details on the attack, which was reported by the Local Coordination Committees activist group and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...
Chilean hate-crime legislation signed (07/13/12)
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile's president signed an anti-discrimination law Thursday following the killing of a gay man beaten by attackers who carved swastikas into his body. The law was approved in May after being stuck in Congress for seven years. President Sebastian Pinera had urged lawmakers to speed its approval after the slaying of Daniel Zamudio in March set off a national debate about hate crimes in Chile...
Guantanamo drug probe raises new questions (07/13/12)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A newly released Pentagon report says there is no evidence that officials at Guantanamo Bay used mind-altering drugs to interrogate prisoners, but lawyers for men held at the U.S. base in Cuba said Thursday that the findings still raise troubling questions...
China's economic slowdown painful despite stimulus (07/13/12)
BEIJING -- China's economic slowdown slammed into Li Fangliang, cutting sales at his Shanghai auto parts store by half. "There are just fewer and fewer customers," said Li, who has avoided layoffs among his four employees. "I plan to start a shop online to find new markets."...
Cape Girardeau Senior Legion baseball team sweeps Sikeston (07/13/12)
Andrew Williams pitched a two-hit shutout to lead the Ford & Sons Cape Girardeau Senior American Legion Post 63 baseball team past Sikeston 4-0 in Thursday's District 14 contest. Williams carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning. He finished with four strikeouts and no walks in the complete-game effort...
Moses, Simmons, former Southeast Missouri State baseball players, adjust to life as pros (07/13/12)
Trenton Moses and Shae Simmons, two local high school graduates who starred at Southeast Missouri State, are just short of a month into their professional baseball careers. Moses, a third baseman from Advance High School, and Simmons, a pitcher from Scott City High School, both were selected by the Atlanta Braves in this year's amateur draft. Moses was taken in the 26th round, while Simmons went in the 22nd round...
Area calendar 7/13/12 (07/13/12)
Camps Central Junior High camp: The Central Junior High will hold a football camp at the school. It will run from 9 to 11 a.m. July 23 to 26. There is no cost. Info: 651-6246. Notre Dame camp: Notre Dame coaches will hold a wrestling camp for grades 4 to 8 that will run from 2 to 4 p.m. July 23 to 27. Cost: $50. Info: 335-6772...
Area digest 7/13/12 (07/13/12)
Wyatt Pratt took first place in the boys 12 and 13 nine-holes division at the Gateway PGA Junior Series event at Westwood Hills Country Club in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Pratt and Nick Westrich both shot 42s. Ryan McVey won the boys 16 to 19 18-holes tour division with a 75, while Eli Pike and Hunter Pyland both shot 76s...
Cardinals lurk in familiar position at All-Star break (07/13/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Tony La Russa sees plenty of parallels between the 2012 Cardinals and last year's crazy comeback World Series champions. La Russa notes with a twinkle in his eye that both teams were six games above .500 heading into the second half of the season. The old skipper has seen his share of games and agrees with his rookie successor, Mike Matheny, that there's plenty of untapped potential...
Still looking for sanity in the asylum (07/13/12)
Fifty years ago I considered myself a political optimist. I had faith in our elected officials. I trusted them to do the right thing. And even when my duly elected representatives on the local, state and national levels disagreed, I expected them to use their negotiating skills to work out what most of us would consider to be a good deal...
ARTifacts 7/13/12 (07/13/12)
The 13th annual Friedheim Fun Fest will be held Saturday at Friedheim, across the road from Trinity Lutheran Church. The activites will kick off at 10 a.m. with a tractor ride. A potluck supper will be held at 6 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a dish of meat, vegetables or dessert, as well as their own drinks and a lawn chair. ...
Alex Beaird is an accomplished songwriter, but now he has taken on a new project (07/13/12)
Alex Beaird has been playing rock in local bands for a decade (Bull Mountain Revelry most recently) and has always garnered respect from other area musicians for his songwriting abilities. But with his current project, the Alex Beaird Band, he finally gets to put his songwriting abilities front and center...
Best bet 7/13/12 (07/13/12)
Middleton Sound Productions presents "Rock On The River Fest" at Dockside on Spanish Street in downtown Cape Girardeau on Saturday. First band starts at 7 p.m. Bands featured are the Alex Beaird Band, 525 Band and Bone Kings featuring Timexx. There is a $5 entry fee...
Homecomers day-by-day event breakdown (07/13/12)
The city of Jackson will once again be abuzz with fun activities when the 104th Homecomers kicks off July 24. Jackson Mayor Barbara Lohr will begin the celebration with a welcome speech, which will be followed by five nights of entertainment. Organizers say they are planning for a big crowd...
A&E holds the key (07/13/12)
Across the country, cities are looking for ways to stimulate their economy, attract new residents and encourage the cosmopolitan life. For me, one of the best ways to do this is through the arts. When I think about urban areas affected heavily by the arts, places like Manhattan's West Side, Delmar in St. ...
Melba Beard (07/13/12)
Melba Laverne Beard, 93, of Jackson passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 26, 1918, in Lutesville, Mo., daughter of Marvin and Permelia Ridings Jackson. Melba worked many years at Bussman Fuse Co. in St. Louis, and also provided in-home compassion care for the elderly. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Charles Craig (07/13/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- Charles W. Craig, 72, of Anna died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at his home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bill Littrell officiating. Burial will be in McGinnis Cemetery...
Nelson Braden Jr. (07/13/12)
Nelson Braden Jr. of Scott City died Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Gaylon Lawrence (07/13/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Gaylon M. Lawrence, 78, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Sikeston, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born March 15, 1934, in Pollard, Ark., to David Monroe and Rita Dees Lawrence. Lawrence was a landowner and farmer, with ownership in various other businesses. He was a graduate of Piggott, Ark., High School, and in 1955 graduated from Iowa State University in Ames with a degree in agriculture/economics...
Alice Henry (07/13/12)
Alice Hitt Henry, 84, of Farmington, Mo., died Sunday, July 8, 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...
Margaret Glastetter (07/13/12)
Margaret Glastetter, 67, of O'Fallon, Mo., passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012. She was born April 30, 1945, in St. Louis, to Robert E. and Marcella Baumann Heeley. She and James Glastetter were married Oct. 5, 1968, in St. Louis. She is survived by her husband, James; three children, Laura (Jeff) Stone of Georgetown, Ky., David (Tammy) Glastetter of Raytown, Mo., Greta (Gerald) Geringer of O'Fallon; eight grandchildren, Abigail, Allyson and Aidan Stone; Nathan, Justin and Dylan Glastetter; Alex and Evan Geringer; and a large family of brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.. ...
Births 7/13/12 (07/13/12)
Daughter to Ed Lynn and Ashly Elizabeth Richardet of Frohna, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 8:20 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012. Name, Bella Louise. Weight, 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Richardet is the former Ashly Zoellner, daughter of Larry and Donna Zoellner of Uniontown, Mo. She is supervisor of customer/contract incentive at MedAssets. Richardet is the son of Edward A. and Linda Richardet of Perryville, Mo. He is a saw filer at Altenburg Hardwood Lumber Co...
Jackson police report 7/13/12 (07/13/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/13/12 (07/13/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/13/12 (07/13/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 7/13/12 (07/13/12)
Louis C. Wagner Jr., a native of Jackson and an Army career officer, has been assigned as general manager of the Army Material Command and promoted to the rank of general. Naval reservists are cleaning out a tributary of Cape La Croix Creek, which runs adjacent to the Naval Reserve in Arena Park; Seabees are busy cleaning debris from the ditch and straightening the channel to eliminate bottlenecks for better drainage...
Parks and Rec Day (07/13/12)
Coming off the recent heat wave that brought triple-digit temperatures to much of the area, this week's low-90s weather has been a welcome change. And it's just in time for the 11th annual Cape Girardeau Parks and Rec Day. The event, started by the Southeast Missourian Jr. and Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department, traditionally draws 800 to 1,000 people and is a good opportunity for families to enjoy fun activities and food. And you can't beat the price. Free!...
Speak Out 7/13/12 (07/13/12)
I wanted to send a big thank you out to the Jackson volleyball team for bringing back mud volleyball to the Jackson Fourth of July celebrations this year. I think it was a great success! The referees were kind and in good spirits, and it was well-organized. The number of teams worked out perfectly and it made the day go by smoothly. We had a blast, and I can only hope they bring it back next year...
Prayer 7/13/12 (07/13/12)
O Lord Jesus, we find strength in you, our refuge. Amen.
Jackson High School Attends FBLA Nationals (07/13/12)
Jackson, MO. - More than 8,000 of America's best and brightest youth traveled to the historic city of San Antonio to showcase their talents as future business leaders. Eleven Jackson students and two advisers from Jackson High School represented the state of Missouri at the 2012 Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference...
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream! (07/13/12)
No matter what the occasion -- a child's birthday party, an elegant dinner or a casual family get-together -- ice cream is a wonderful treat that adds to the celebration. It can be served at the end of the meal, as a snack or even as the main attraction at parties. It's no wonder that this popular and delicious dairy food deserves a month of special recognition. And in July, nothing turns down the sweltering heat like ice cream...
Fender Piston and Ava Marie (07/13/12)
My babies having their picture taken :)
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