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Imperial, Mo., man arrested on multiple stealing charges in Perry County (07/26/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- An Imperial, Mo., man has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes in connection with five residential burglaries in the Longtown, Mo., area. Keith A. Satterfield II, 21, has been charged with eight felonies for burglary and stealing and seven misdemeanors for stealing and property damage, according to a news released from the Perry County Sheriff's Department...
Clay Waller trial decision now in judge's hands (07/26/12)
The prosecution laid out much of its murder case against Clay Waller at his preliminary hearing Wednesday, including testimony from Waller's former landlord, employees and experts, in an effort to convince a judge to take the case to trial.
Juveniles detained after allegedly assaulting neighbor (07/26/12)
Three juveniles accused of assaulting a neighbor in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday evening are now in detention. Cape Girardeau police spokesman Darin Hickey said police responded to a report of a fight in the 600 block of South Park Avenue around 7:45 p.m. and talked to several witnesses, who told them an ongoing neighborhood dispute led to a fight between an adult female and two girls, ages 16 and 14, and a boy, age 11, after one of the juveniles went up to the woman's house and began yelling...
GOP battles in Mo. lt. gov. race; 8 Democrats run (07/26/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Peter Kinder was the lone Republican statewide officeholder after a Democratic electoral wave four years ago. Now he faces a combative primary for a third term as Missouri lieutenant governor. The contest between Kinder and state Sen. Brad Lager has referenced scandal, allegations over the federal health care law and challenges to conservative bona fides. And with plentiful campaign coffers, barbs have been broadcast regularly...
Union leader, former state employeed seek Democratic slot on 151st House District ballot (07/26/12)
A local labor union leader will face a recently retired, longtime state employee in the upcoming Democratic primary race for the Missouri House of Representatives 151st District seat. Ryan William Holder of Advance, Mo., a field representative for the Laborers International Unit local No. 1104, is hoping to best Gary Gaines of Dexter, Mo., a former regional director for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, in the Aug. 7 election...
Brandom stands by campaign spots as Wallingford fires back (07/26/12)
Ellen Brandom has refused to shelve campaign ads that allege her Missouri Senate campaign opponent has ties to organized labor and, by association, President Barack Obama, defending the spots as "truthful and well documented." Brandom's campaign issued a news release Wednesday morning in response to Wayne Wallingford's call to the three-term Missouri House member to pull her campaign ads and instead participate in a series of debates to settle the matter before voters. ...
Missouri disaster response committee starts work next week (07/26/12)
A committee formed to assess the state's ongoing disaster recovery efforts will hold its first meeting next week. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder of Cape Girardeau will lead the Interim Committee on Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery formed by state House Speaker Steven Tilley, R-Perryville. ...
Cape ties record for July 25 with 100-degree high (07/26/12)
The temperature hit triple digits Wednesday in Cape Girardeau for the 10th time this July. At 1:56 p.m. the temperature hit 100 degrees at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, according to National Weather Service readings. The forecast at one point called for the high to reach 102, but the temperature fell short of that mark, tying the 100-degree record high for July 25 set in 1986...
Irrigation working overtime during drought (07/26/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Record-breaking dryness in Southeast Missouri has also meant earlier -- and more frequent -- use of irrigation for local farmers. "It has been busy," said Jerry Whittington, manager of Mid-Valley Irrigation in Charleston, Mo. "We stay busy most summers, but this one has been a little bit unusual."...
I-55 reduced for bridge repairs (07/26/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Northbound Interstate 55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge repairs. The bridge is over Interstate 57 south of Miner, Mo. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 2. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Scott County now equipped with portable water purification system (07/26/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- Access to safe drinking water becomes critical after only a few days. Tom Beardslee, emergency management director for Scott County, advised county commissioners during their Tuesday meeting that the county is now prepared to meet that need in the event of an emergency...
Closing of Girl Scout service center, camp discussed at meeting (07/26/12)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Residents voiced their concerns about the possible closing of the Dexter Girl Scout Service Center and nearby Camp Latonka at a meeting Tuesday. Anne Soots -- whose new position as CEO of Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland Inc. was only announced Tuesday -- headed up the two-hour, informal gathering of about 50 people, inviting comments and suggestions from the attendees, nearly all of whom had worked closely with Girl Scouting as employees or as volunteers...
Candidate for Butler County sheriff admits to false ads (07/26/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A candidate for Butler County sheriff admitted recently in a public meeting to running false campaign ads. Butler County Presiding Commissioner Ed Strenfel was asked by Sheriff Mark Dobbs to provide proof of statements made in commercials approved by Strenfel that lawsuits -- including a wrongful-death suit -- against the sheriff's department had cost taxpayers $500,000...
Box with wires causes bomb scare in Naylor, Mo. (07/26/12)
NAYLOR, Mo. -- A box with visible wires in the Naylor post office led to a bomb scare Tuesday. Postmaster Jamie Johnson evacuated the post office and notified authorities around 10:30 a.m. after seeing the box and not knowing who brought it in or how long it had been there...
Bridge hearing scheduled for Scott County (07/26/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold an open-house community briefing from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Scott County courthouse in Benton, Mo., to discuss upcoming bridge projects in the county. Improvements to the Route E overpass over Interstate 55 and the Route H bridge over Lateral St. ...
River level keeps falling; shippers losing money (07/26/12)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Mississippi River's water level keeps dropping, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Memphis said Wednesday it is using survey boats and dredges to maintain safe navigation. Meanwhile, river barge and towboat operators are continuing to lose money as they reduce the amount of material they can safely carry on the river...
Republicans battle in lieutenant governor race; 8 Democrats run (07/26/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Peter Kinder was the lone Republican statewide officeholder after a Democratic electoral wave four years ago. Now he faces a combative primary for a third term as Missouri lieutenant governor. The contest between Kinder and state Sen. Brad Lager has referenced scandal, allegations over the federal health care law and challenges to conservative bona fides. And with plentiful campaign coffers, barbs have been broadcast regularly...
Fear prompts gun sales, panic after Colo. massacre (07/26/12)
DENVER (AP) -- Firearms sales are surging in the wake of the Colorado movie massacre as buyers express fears about both personal safety and lawmakers who are using the shooting to seek new weapons restrictions. In Colorado, the site of Friday's shooting that killed 12 and injured dozens of others, gun sales jumped in the three days that followed. ...
Today in History (07/26/12)
Today is Thursday, July 26, the 208th day of 2012. There are 158 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 26, 1952, Argentina's first lady, Eva Peron, died in Buenos Aires at age 33. King Farouk I of Egypt abdicated in the wake of a coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser...
Sally Ride sparks posthumous debate on coming out publicly (07/26/12)
NEW YORK -- Pioneering astronaut Sally Ride, who relished privacy as much as she did adventure, chose an appropriately discreet manner of coming out. At the end of an obituary that she co-wrote with her partner, Tam O'Shaughnessy, they disclosed to the world their relationship of 27 years. That was it...
Many drugs still legal after ‘bath salts' ban (07/26/12)
WASHINGTON -- People are inventing so many new ways to get high that lawmakers can't seem to keep up. Over the past two years, the U.S. has seen a surge in the use of synthetic drugs made of legal chemicals that mimic the dangerous effects of cocaine, amphetamines and other illegal stimulants...
Senate OKs Dem tax-cut bill in showdown with GOP (07/26/12)
WASHINGTON -- Democrats pushed a yearlong extension of tax cuts for all but the highest-earning Americans through the Senate on Wednesday, giving Democrats a significant political victory on a measure that is fated to go no further in Congress...
Obama, Romney swap foreign policy criticism (07/26/12)
SEATTLE -- In a rare face-off on foreign policy, President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are swapping sharp criticism but exposing few clear policy differences on key national security matters. For Romney, who seeks to boost his foreign policy credentials as he begins a high-stakes trip abroad, a lack of specific proposals has exposed him to a flurry of criticism from Obama and his surrogates. ...
Report: Suspect described killings in package (07/26/12)
DENVER -- The university once attended by a man accused of killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater confirmed Wednesday that it received a suspicious package two days earlier that was turned over to authorities, but it wouldn't confirm its contents or sender...
Skydiver Fearless Felix jumps from 18 miles up (07/26/12)
Skydiver "Fearless Felix" Baumgartner has done it again. On Wednesday, Baumgartner took another stratospheric leap, this time from an altitude of more than 18 miles -- an estimated 96,640 feet, nearly three times higher than cruising jetliners. He landed safely near Roswell, N.M. His top speed was an estimated 536 mph, said Brian Utley, an official observer on site...
N. Korea: Kim Jong Un is married (07/26/12)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea ended weeks of speculation Wednesday by confirming that the mystery woman beside young leader Kim Jong Un at recent public events is indeed his wife, "comrade Ri Sol Ju." The news was buried in a state TV report about Kim's tour of a new amusement park, delivered casually by a newscaster who gave no details about Ri, including how long she and Kim have been married...
U.K. boy flies without passport, ticket (07/26/12)
LONDON -- The 11-year-old boy didn't have a passport, didn't have a ticket, didn't have a boarding pass, and got all the way from England to Italy on his own. For him, the 1,000-mile journey was a great adventure -- and his excitement led to his discovery...
Syria rushes tanks to its largest city (07/26/12)
BEIRUT -- Syrian troops rushed dozens of tanks and reinforcements Wednesday toward Aleppo, the country's strategically vital commercial capital, in a bid to crush a rebel advance that has spread to wide swaths of the sprawling city. As five days of fighting in Aleppo intensified, and with rumors swirling of a final showdown in that city, neighboring Turkey tightened its borders but said refugees will be allowed through...
Munich widows call for Olympic opening ceremonies protest (07/26/12)
LONDON -- The widows of two Israeli Olympians killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics are urging spectators to stage a silent protest during Friday's opening ceremony for the London Games. Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano are demanding that London organizers recognize their husbands' deaths and honor them at Olympic Stadium 40 years after the slayings...
Cape Girardeau, Jackson American Legion teams eager for shot at zone title (07/26/12)
The Ford & Sons Cape Girardeau Post 63 Senior American Legion and Jackson Post 158 baseball teams open play in the Zone 4 tournament Thursday.
Gators Swim Team finish second at conference meet (07/26/12)
Brogan Davis and Helen Wojdylo both set three individual meet records to help the Gator Swim Team account for 17 of the 18 records broken at the SMSC Championships. Davis broke records in the boys age 11 and 12 division in the 50-yard freestyle (25.35 seconds), 50 backstroke (29.16) and 100 individual medley (1:03.41)...
Area digest 7/26/12 (07/26/12)
Bill Reazer used an 8-iron to record an ace on hole No. 11 at Cape Girardeau Country Club. The hole was playing 140 yards. Danny Williams and Lachelle Cook won the SEMO Horseshoe Association event Saturday at the Backyard Club. James Hillis and Randy Senciboy placed second, while Mike Massa and Melody Williams finished third...
Furcal delivers in 12th inning, helps Cardinals post 3-2 win over Dodgers (07/26/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Rafael Furcal singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals dampened the Dodgers debut of Hanley Ramirez by beating Los Angeles 3-2 on Wednesday night. Ramirez tripled on the first pitch he saw with his new team. The three-time All-Star infielder, who was acquired late Tuesday night from Miami, went 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored once and hit an RBI single in the sixth that made it 2-2...
Fuentes bolsters Cardinals' bullpen (07/26/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals plugged lefty Brian Fuentes into the major league roster 10 days after signing him to a minor league contract. The Cardinals purchased the contract of the 36-year-old Fuentes from Class AA Springfield in time for Wednesday night's game against the Dodgers...
Delta and Oak Ridge valedictorians tell how their interests in agriculture and engineering help spur their academic success (07/26/12)
Delta High School's highest achieving senior in 2012, Dallas Naramore, spent every summer since he was a kid working for his grandparents in Salem, Mo., where he farmed hay and cattle. "I don't know how work fits into a teenager's mind," he said. "But I love to."...
who's neXt 7/26/12 (07/26/12)
-- From staff reports...
Hooked on Science: Use big toe to figure athletic potential (07/26/12)
Use the size of your big toe to determine your athletic ability. STEP 1: Take off your shoes and observe your feet. STEP 2: Is your big toe longer or shorter than your second toe? If your big or first toe extends further, foot experts who study sports performance, say you possess a natural advantage in skiing, sprinting and certain other sports. Having a longer big toe, you can more readily lean your full body weight onto it. Your big toe can exert about twice as much force as your second toe...
neXt up 7/26/12 (07/26/12)
FRIDAY SATURDAY NEXT WEEK "Total Recall," rated PG-13 @ Cape West 14 Cine Starts midnight on Aug. 2 "Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles" PS3 "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD" X360 "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Collection" PC...
Latanya Green (07/26/12)
Latanya Catrice Green, 37, of Jackson died Monday, July 23, 2012, at her home. Visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Russell Heights Cemetery, with the Rev. Howard McGee officiating...
Randy Kirt (07/26/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- Randy Kirt, 53, of Anna died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at his home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill. The funeral will be at noon Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Fear officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery with military honors conducted by Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Team of Marion, Ill., and Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 of Anna...
Births 7/26/12 (07/26/12)
Son to Jason Duane and Leticia Mary Kelley of Perryville, Mo., Southeast Hospital, 2:13 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012. Name, Brayden Alan. Weight, 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Kelley is the former Leticia Ehlers, daughter of Keith and Sharon Ehlers of Perryville. She is a family nurse practitioner at Perryville Family Care Clinic. Kelley is the son of Phillip and Roberta Kelley of Perryville. He is a deputy with the Perry County Sheriff's Department...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/26/12 (07/26/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Jackson police report 7/26/12 (07/26/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Theft...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/26/12 (07/26/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Out of the past 7/26/12 (07/26/12)
Ken Clement of Johannesburg, South Africa, speaks in the morning at the New Life World Outreach Center; Clement has ministered in New Zealand, Australia and many countries in Europe, as well as in South Africa. A 25-barge tow of grain and coal headed for New Orleans breaks up in a heavy, early morning fog after hitting a submerged sandbar in the Mississippi River near Cape Rock; at least two of the barges hit the traffic bridge here but do no apparent damage...
'Betting against America' hypocrisy (07/26/12)
Recent Democratic attacks against Mitt Romney, denouncing him as someone who has been "betting against America," are hypocritical, eager as the Obama administration is to surrender U.S. sovereignty through agreements such as the Law of the Sea Treaty, as well as to providing foreign aid to anti-American regimes. Even more, this campaign tactic risks alienating our allies, hurting global markets and reviving protectionism against foreign trade...
Summer Olympics (07/26/12)
Every four years people around the globe watch as the best athletes in the world compete in the Olympics. Tomorrow the 2012 games in London commence. It's ironic that the Olympics fall on U.S. presidential election years. Candidates for the nation's highest elected office -- and in many other races -- are battling it out, contrasting their vision for the country in the coming years. ...
Obama and the private sector (07/26/12)
I was born in the 1920s. I have always worked in the private sector and still do in 2012. We have elected 14 presidents during this period -- seven Democrats and seven Republicans. Mr. Obama is the only one to announce that he wants to fundamentally transform America and spread the wealth...
Tax cuts and job creation (07/26/12)
"You can't raise taxes on the job creators" has been an often repeated phrase. Let's analyze this concept. It has been proposed that the original temporary tax cuts on high earners be allowed to expire. Forcing the temporary rates to become permanent is like requiring Schnucks to make its weekly specials permanent. Illogical...
Speak Out 7/26/12 (07/26/12)
I wanted to call Speak Out and tell you that I really enjoy the recent Q-and-A profiles of the all-Southeast Missourian athletes. I find their answers are fresh, diverse and entertaining. Awesome photographs, too. Thanks for keeping us informed about these young athletes...
Prayer 7/26/12 (07/26/12)
O Lord God, we ask that you direct us in the daily decisions we make. Amen.
Lichtenegger is an effective leader (07/26/12)
Cape Girardeau County deserves an effective state representative! Donna Lichtenegger is an effective leader. Why? 1) Donna is accessible. Her email address and cellphone number are available to the public. 2) Donna is a problem solver. She helps citizens and businesses with their questions, concerns and problems. ...
Emerson should defend her votes (07/26/12)
Congresswoman Emerson's campaign looks very similar to President Obama's campaign. Get people talking about some obscure issue that can be twisted so that you don't have to defend your record. Her campaign is now going after Bob Parker as being "soft on drugs." Really? After 16 years in Congress, that's all you got?...
Why I will vote for Gerald Adams (07/26/12)
A response to Bill Bonney and his question: "What's wrong with the vote of the people?" Bill, I am all for the people to vote, and yes, I was disappointed with the outcome of the vote, only because of the voter turnout and misinformation. Donna Lichtenegger's small group got 843 voters out to seal the north border of Jackson and defeat the 9,895 eligible Jackson voters...
Faith a compass on pro-life views, other issues (07/26/12)
Accepting Christ as my personal savior in 1975 changed my life. I found that having God in my life serves as a compass for activities like raising a family, running a business and advocating for property rights. My stands against abortion and federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research come from my faith and understanding of the Holy Scriptures. ...
Metzger the most qualified candidate for public administrator (07/26/12)
Determining who is the most qualified candidate for Cape County public administrator:As an eligible voter in Cape Girardeau County, I feel it is my duty to examine the qualifications of candidates and determine who has the best ability to serve the position. ...
Libertarian view on war on drugs (07/26/12)
The Libertarian Party has consistently denounced the failed war on drugs for 41 years. Here are a few facts:n Five hundred thousand-plus people currently are incarcerated on drug-related charges; I welcome any adult discussion regarding the failed war on drugs. Obviously the incumbent regards this important issue as cheap political fodder to scare people into electing her to a ninth term...
Adams prepared to serve in General Assembly (07/26/12)
When I think of a person who would be the best service-oriented person to represent the 146th District, I think of Gerald Adams. It was my pleasure to serve with Gerald on the Jackson School Board. I found him willing to put in the time necessary to accomplish what is needed. He is levelheaded and approaches issues in a down-to-earth manner. I found him to care what his constituents thought. All of these qualities would only make him the best representative of the 146th District...
Disappointed with Parker's position on amendment (07/26/12)
As an active member of the Missouri Army National Guard, I am disappointed that Bob Parker supports jury trials for terrorists. The Smith-Amash amendment does just that and Bob Parker has vocalized adamant support for it. Fortunately, Rep. Emerson stood against the ACLU and the Council on American-Islamic Relations and voted against this dangerous amendment. ...
Reitzel a stalwart of Republican campaigns (07/26/12)
Each of the other 11 Republican candidates in the race for public administrator has credentials in their own right. Only two are members of the central committee. One of those has only held office for two years, and his participation has been somewhat lacking. As a committeeman, by state party rules, I am forbidden to endorse or campaign for a candidate in a contested primary. So here goes a nonendorsement, just the facts...
Fish and Chicken Dinner at Maple UMC Friday (07/26/12)
Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. the Maple United Methodist Men will hold a fish and chicken (all you can eat) dinner complete with all the fixings including homemade desserts. The dinner will be held in the air conditioned, handicapped accessible church fellowship hall,Cape Rock and Jean Ann Drive. All are welcome...
Missouri Caregiver Receives National Recognition (07/26/12)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2012 CONTACT: Jason Porter, (417) 623-6049 ext. 7015 Missouri Caregiver Receives National Recognition Oklahoma City, OK (June 28, 2012) A Missouri caregiver received national recognition at The National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA) 18th Annual "Key To Quality" Awards banquet. ...
Big Dreams - Neal E. Boyd & Cape West Rotary (07/26/12)
Sikeston native and "America's Got Talent" winner Neal Boyd spoke to the Cape West Rotary Club Thursday at their regular weekly meeting. Boyd won the competition in 2008 and was awarded a $1 million prize, as well as a headliner show in Las Vegas, NV...
Cape Firefighters Association (07/26/12)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters Association made a donation to the Missouri Firefighters Funeral Assistance Team. Pictured from left are President Norman Baker, team members Shawn Morris, and Jared Unterreiner. The Firefighters Funeral Assistance Team consists of honor guard and pipes and drums that participate in fire fighter funerals accross the state...
JJHS & JMS Choirs Sing National Anthem at Stadium (07/26/12)
The JJHS & JMS School Choral Choirs, led by Arika Winborne and Beth St. John, sang the National Anthem for the St. Louis Cardinal's game in Busch Stadium at Wednesday night's game. They have done this each summer for many years now.
JJHS & JMS Choirs Sing National Anthem at Stadium (07/26/12)
Arika Winborne and Beth St. John leading JJHS & JMS Choirs in the singing of the National Anthem at Wednesday's Card/Dodgers game in Busch Stadium.
JJHS & JMS Choirs Sing National Anthem at Stadium (07/26/12)
JJHS & JMS Choirs sing every summer at Busch Stadium.
New Hamburg Picnic Tractor Pull (07/26/12)
Kendall Burger age 5 placed 2nd place pulling 22 ft. in the tractor pull at the annual New Hamburg Picnic.
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