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Stories from Thursday, July 19, 2012

Stances differ on parks post in Cape Girardeau County Commission race (07/19/12)
The two men who want Jay Purcell's job agree -- there are better ways for the 2nd District Cape Girardeau County commissioner to spend his time than overseeing the daily operations of the county's parks system. And both pledged that, if one of them manages to unseat the incumbent next month in Aug. ...
Cape County Commission supports $300 million in bonds for Procter & Gamble project (07/19/12)
A proposed $300 million expansion at Procter & Gamble's Cape Girardeau County plant could bring up to 200 construction jobs and 35 full-time positions. In an effort to help secure the project for the county, the Cape Girardeau County Commission approved a resolution of intent to issue $300 million in industrial development bonds to finance the project for Procter & Gamble at a special meeting Wednesday.
Small police, sheriff departments struggle to keep officers (07/19/12)
Would you take a job for $19,500 a year? What if your employer can't afford health insurance for you and your family? What if the job required you risking your health or life every time you went to work? Could anyone blame you for moving on to a higher-paying job after a year or two?...
Bootheel man killed in tractor rollover (07/19/12)
COOTER, Mo. -- A Hayti, Mo., man was fatally injured Tuesday in a tractor accident in rural Cooter. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, deputies responded to a report of a man being trapped under a tractor when it overturned on County Road 567, just south of Route O...
Perryville man accused in knife attack (07/19/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A 33-year-old Perryville man was being held in the county jail Wednesday on charges associated with an alleged knife attack on two women early Saturday morning. The Perry County Sheriff's Department responded at 1:49 a.m. to a 911 call from 7089 Route B, Sheriff Gary Schaaf said. The caller hung up and could not be reached, Schaaf said...
Sikeston, Mo., man gets 22 years for child abuse (07/19/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Mo., man will serve more than two decades in prison for physically abusing his 4-month-old daughter. Michael James Dement, 26, was sentenced to 22 years in prison after entering a guilty plea to felony first-degree assault. The charge stems from incidents that occurred between Jan. 27, 2010, and May 26, 2010, in Sikeston...
Bloomfield will not hire middle school principal (07/19/12)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Bloomfield School Board voted Monday to accept the resignation of middle school principal Eric Boles and then decided not to fill that position for the 2012-2013 school year. The board gave the principal duties for sixth grade to elementary principal Amy James and the administrative duties for seventh and eighth grade to high school principal Dustin Hicks...
Preschoolers remember classmate with tree planting, balloon release (07/19/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- As Shelly Williams and her preschool class gathered on the lawn on the north side of Southeast Missouri State University's Child Development Center in Sikeston on Tuesday morning, the teacher asked the group of 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds why they were there...
Site for new Marble Hill business raises flood concerns (07/19/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Although the Marble Hill Board of Aldermen gave its approval to Family Dollar Stores to put a store on Conrad Street next to Jay's Barbecue, the city's planning and zoning board has reservations about the building. Family Dollar has agreed to raise the level of its building site to 8 feet, 2 inches over flood level, but some board members were concerned about the effect a flood might have on adjoining property when water would funnel around the new store and onto neighboring property.. ...
Sedgewickville man charged with drug sale in Perry County (07/19/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Following an undercover investigation, Perry County authorities arrested a 21-year-old Sedgewickville, Mo., man on suspicion of distribution of marijuana. On May 8, Johnathan M. Hobbs allegedly sold more than 5 grams of marijuana to an undercover informant for $45, according to a probable-cause statement...
Excessive heat warning issued for Cape, Bollinger, Perry counties (07/19/12)
Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Perry counties are part of a band of counties stretching from Arkansas to Indiana that are under an excessive heat warning until tonight. The warning remains in effect until 10 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. The warning cancels a heat advisory that was previously in effect...
U.S. 60 ramp in Butler County closed for pavement repairs (07/19/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The ramp from Route T to U.S. 60 west in Butler County will be closed and westbound U.S. 60 at the end of the ramp will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Pavement work reduces Route OO in Stoddard County (07/19/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route OO from Highway 961 to Route Y in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
In federal court: Southeast Missouri man pleads guilty to firearms charge (07/19/12)
The U.S. attorney's office released the following information Tuesday for defendants who appeared before U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. Pleaded guilty Age: 34 Residence: Southeast Missouri Charges: Being a felon in possession of a firearm...
Missouri at risk for fires from drought (07/19/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The grass fire erupted seemingly out of nowhere at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal, Mo. Co-owner Doug Hosmer saw the smoke and figured he and some workers could knock out the blaze with shovels.
Joplin photographer's collection made public (07/19/12)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- A late photographer's collection of portrait negatives that spans 60 years is giving Joplin residents affected by the May 22, 2011, tornado a chance to recover pictures of their graduations, weddings and other important events. The family of Murwin Mosler donated thousands of negatives to the Joplin Museum Complex, which Tuesday allowed the public to begin searching the collection by hand or through a related computer database...
Guatemalan mom's parental rights are terminated by judge (07/19/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- More than a year after the Missouri Supreme Court called the case a "travesty" and ordered a new trial, a judge Wednesday terminated the parental rights of Guatemalan woman whose baby was adopted by a local couple after she was caught in an immigration raid...
U.S. home construction makes slow but steady comeback (07/19/12)
WASHINGTON -- Builders are putting up more new houses than they have in nearly four years, a long-awaited recovery that could help energize the U.S. economy. From areas like Phoenix that are finally arising from the housing bust to Chicago and Minneapolis, where strong economies have lifted demand, the outlook for home building looks healthier than at any time since sales and prices collapsed in 2007...
No charges for military in Secret Service scandal (07/19/12)
WASHINGTON -- Seven Army soldiers and two Marines have received administrative punishments, but are not facing criminal charges, for their part in the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia this year, The Associated Press has learned. U.S. officials said that one Air Force member has been reprimanded but cleared of any violations of the Military Code of Justice. And final decisions are pending on two Navy sailors, whose cases remain under legal review...
U.N. reports HIV deaths, new cases down in poor countries (07/19/12)
WASHINGTON -- A push to get more AIDS treatment to the world's poorest, hardest-hit countries is paying off as deaths inch down -- and new infections are dropping a bit, too, the United Nations reported Wednesday. "I personally believe it is a new era, new era for treatment, new era for prevention," said Michel Sidibe, executive director of UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS...
Capital One to pay $210M over its marketing tactics (07/19/12)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's consumer watchdog agency flexed its enforcement muscles for the first time Wednesday and ordered Capital One Bank to repay millions of credit card customers allegedly tricked into buying costly add-on services...
Americans on no-fly list allowed to learn to fly (07/19/12)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. citizens who are on the government's list of people banned from flying because they're considered terror threats are not prevented from learning how to fly in schools around the country, according to government regulations. Such a person may have to drive across the country to learn how to fly a plane because he or she would likely be stopped from boarding a commercial airliner. ...
New restrictions on welfare target liquor and tattoos (07/19/12)
BOSTON -- Taking aim at what they call an abuse of the taxpayers' money, a growing number of states are blocking welfare recipients from spending their benefits on liquor, cigarettes, lottery tickets, casino gambling, tattoos and strippers. "If you're not abusing the program, then you should really have no problem with these reforms," said state Rep. Shaunna O'Connell, a Republican pushing for restrictions in Massachusetts...
Judge grants Tenn. mosque's petition to open (07/19/12)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A federal judge ordered a Tennessee county Wednesday to move ahead with opening a Muslim congregation's newly built mosque after a two-year fight from opponents. The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro sued Rutherford County earlier in the day and asked District Judge Todd Campbell for an emergency order to let worshippers into the building before the holy month of Ramadan starts at sundown today...
Today in History (07/19/12)
Today is Thursday, July 19, the 201st day of 2012. There are 165 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 19, 1812, during the War of 1812, the First Battle of Sackets Harbor in Lake Ontario resulted in an American victory as U.S. naval forces repelled a British attack...
600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle (07/19/12)
A revolutionary discovery is rewriting the history of underwear: Some 600 years ago, women wore bras. The University of Innsbruck said Wednesday that archeologists found four linen bras dating from the Middle Ages in an Austrian castle. Fashion experts describe the find as surprising because the bra had commonly been thought to be only little more than 100 years old as women abandoned the tight corset...
Israel to strike Iran over bombing (07/19/12)
SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Israel vowed to strike back at Iran for a daylight bombing Wednesday that killed at least seven people on a bus full of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria. The bombing was the latest in a series of attacks attributed to Iran that have targeted Israelis and Jews overseas and threatened to escalate a shadow war between the two archenemies. Iran has denied involvement in the past but did not comment on Wednesday's attack...
U.N. vote on Syria delayed until today (07/19/12)
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote on a new Syria resolution until today in a last-minute effort to get key Western nations and Russia to agree on measures to end the escalating violence. International envoy Kofi Annan contacted several governments Tuesday and urged the council to postpone Wednesday's scheduled vote so its deeply divided members could "unite and take concerted and strong action that would help stem the bloodshed in Syria and build momentum for a political transition," his spokesman Ahmad Fawzi said.. ...
South Africa honors Mandela's 94th (07/19/12)
JOHANNESBURG -- A nation divided between black and white, rich and poor, came together Wednesday to honor Nelson Mandela, the deeply loved statesman who helped bring freedom to South Africa. The good deeds done on Mandela's 94th birthday ranged from building houses to performing free eye cataract operations...
Missouri Bulls baseball team enjoys home cooking in 'road' game vs. Cape Girardeau American Legion (07/19/12)
The Cape Girardeau-based Bulls, who are made up of players from high schools throughout Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois, relished the opportunity to compete close to home Wednesday night.
Myers, Fowler lead after opening day at Lassies Classic golf tournament (07/19/12)
A familiar pair leads the Lassies Classic golf tournament at Cape Girardeau Country Club. Harriette Myers and Diane Fowler shot a 64 on Wednesday to grab a two-shot lead over Sissy Donahue and Sherre Simmons. Sandy Barclay and Mary Jane Tyler were another shot back...
Errors cost Cardinals series vs. Brewers (07/19/12)
MILWAUKEE -- Struggling on offense was one thing for the St. Louis Cardinals. Committing three errors in an inning was another twist in a recent rough patch for the reigning champions. Just showing the effort to get back into the game isn't enough for manager Mike Matheny...
who's neXt 7/19/12 (07/19/12)
Scholarships honors/achievements -- From staff reports Danae Essner ...
Hooked on Science: Make hydrophobic sand at home (07/19/12)
Hydrophobic sand -- sand that is "afraid" of water -- can be found in department stores, but can also be made at home. STEP 2: Have an adult spray the sand evenly with the water-proofing spray. Mix the sand with the water-proofing spray by shaking the cookie sheet. Do this several times...
Girl crusaders get cold shoulder from Teen Vogue (07/19/12)
NEW YORK -- Two girl crusaders who staged a mock red carpet show against Teen Vogue said their meeting with the magazine's top editor was brief and chilly. The two met with editor in chief Amy Astley for less than five minutes July 11, when they delivered a petition bearing more than 28,000 signatures after their Times Square protest near the offices of the magazine...
Next Calendar 7/19/12 (07/19/12)
FRIDAY SATURDAY Sunday NEXT WEEK "Step Up: Revolution," rated PG13 @ Cape West 14 Cine Starts July 26 @ midnight "The Watch," rated R @ Cape West 14 Cine Starts July 26 @ midnight "Prototype 2" PC "Adidas miCoach" X360 PS3...
Mary Noland (07/19/12)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Mary Frances Noland, 78, of Advance passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. She was born Dec. 15, 1933, in Gordonville, to Henry and Opal Hitt Amelunke. Mary was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She was a telephone operator with AT&T 12 years. She was an avid gardener and loved her pets...
Florence Krudwig (07/19/12)
Florence Krudwig of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Anna, Ill., died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at her home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau, and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at St. Mark Lutheran Church...
Junior Watkins (07/19/12)
ORAN, Mo. -- Junior O. Watkins, 61, of Oran passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at his home. He was born Feb. 2, 1951, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late Oscar and Lillie Bowers Watkins. He married Connie Kaye Hilton on June 7, 1971. She preceded him in death Oct. 29, 2011...
Helen Rayfield (07/19/12)
Helen L. Rayfield, 85, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Baptist Trinity Hospice in Collierville, Tenn. She was born Dec. 16, 1926, in New Madrid, Mo., to Margarate Brown Boyd. She and Jesse Rayfield were married March 5, 1945, at New Madrid...
George McGuire (07/19/12)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- George Emory McGuire, 88, of Sedgewickville passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Jackson Manor. He was born Oct. 3, 1923, in Whitewater, son of Edwin L. and Lillian Allen McGuire. George was a concrete finisher. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Jackson police 7/19/12 (07/19/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Property damage Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/19/12 (07/19/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/19/12 (07/19/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 7/19/12 (07/19/12)
The Rev. Charles Rehkopf is guest celebrant and preacher in the morning at Christ Episcopal Church; Rehkopf is retired as archdeacon of Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis; he is also archivist for the Diocese of Missouri. Florsheim Factory Men's Shoe Store is the second business to locate in the new building recently completed in Town Plaza Shopping Center; the other business is Eckert's Sport Center; the new building replaced a structure that formerly housed Color World...
'Levi's Adventure Trail' (07/19/12)
Children have incredible imaginations. One place that helps cultivate this gift is the Discovery Playhouse in Cape Girardeau. In addition to inspiring creativity and learning about different things, the exhibits provide much fun for children. Several exhibits have been added to the facility, and another one could soon follow. ...
Speak Out 7/19/12 (07/19/12)
If I had only a $20 food voucher to feed my children, I would buy a large bag of potatoes to fry, a large bag of beans, ham hocks, some cornbread meal, and my children would go to bed with a warm meal in their stomach. I would feed them hot oatmeal for breakfast, with milk and sugar. ...
Prayer 7/19/12 (07/19/12)
Thank you, O Lord God, that you are a faithful friend and loving Father. Amen.
Represent all of us, all the time (07/19/12)
We, in District 146, made up of Jackson and Cape Girardeau County, not including the city of Cape Girardeau, deserve a representative at state that will represent all of us. Not someone who would collect signatures for a group to force a costly election on the city of Jackson that we, the taxpayers, will have to pay for. Not someone who also has a family member at this time in litigation against the city...
Pro-life and pro-gun (07/19/12)
One of the businesses I run is as a deer and turkey hunting outfitter in rural Missouri. I have qualified for Missouri's conceal and carry permit. As a gun owner, I cherish our arms heritage. Our rights to keep and bear arms are fundamental to keeping America free. ...
Wallingford walks the walk (07/19/12)
Recent articles in the Southeast Missourian, "Rep. Ellen Brandom kicks off campaign for state Senate," June 3, and "State Senate candidates battle over pro-life credentials," June 27, called into question the endorsements of Missouri Right to Life Political Action Committee (MRL PAC)...
Enforcing drug laws (07/19/12)
It was our Founding Fathers' intent that the states be more powerful than the federal government. Powers not delegated to the United States are reserved to the states or the people. No where in the Constitution does it state the federal government wage the war on drugs. ...
BOOK PRESENTATION (07/19/12)
Harrah's in Metropolis, Il recently hosted a book presentation. Sins of the South was presented to Robert Winchester, Illinois 19 District Republican State Committeeman by the author Maureen Hughes.Over 200 attended the presentation. Sins of the South is the true story of Lester 'Shot'Winchester, Robert's father. ...
Schools host clothing drive for new dress code (07/19/12)
To help Cape Public School District families prepare for the new school year, which begins August 16, and the new dress code, officials are planning a clothing drive. "We want to make the transition to the new dress code as easy as possible," said Deena Ring, Special Services Director. ...
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