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Stories from Sunday, August 5, 2012

Primary will fully decide several county-level races (08/05/12)
The contentious race between two former political allies will come to an end. Two rematches -- one for a place in Jefferson City, the other in Washington -- will result in challenger upsets or victorious incumbents. And the contest that has created the most crowded field of candidates in the last two decades will be narrowed to two...
Several businesses haven't renewed Cape Girardeau licenses (08/05/12)
Sixteen Cape Girardeau businesses have yet to renew their operating licenses, which expired in January. Last month, the city identified more than 30 businesses operating without a license and began working with police to ensure the businesses are closed.
Mo. says stress, heat contributing to elk deaths (08/05/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Officials say stress, heat and drought appear to have contributed to the deaths of several elk recently relocated to Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation says the July deaths include six cow elk, one yearling bull and three calves. The dead elk were among a herd relocated this year from Kentucky to Missouri's elk restoration zone in Carter, Shannon and Reynolds counties...
SoutheastHEALTH to take over Dexter hospital operation (08/05/12)
SoutheastHEALTH and the Dexter Community Regional Healthcare Foundation have reached a lease agreement for the future operation of the hospital in Dexter, Mo.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Randles makes Cape Girardeau campaign stop (08/05/12)
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Randles made Cape Girardeau one of his final campaign stops Friday as Tuesday's primary draws close. While speaking to a gathering of candidates for local offices and supporters at a monthly meeting of the Cape Girardeau County Republican Women at Dexter Bar-B-Que, Randles was candid about his plans for the governorship should he best Dave Spence, seen by many as the GOP front-runner, and go on to win November's general election...
Two children killed, four others injured in Dunklin County, Mo., crash (08/05/12)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Two children were killed, two individuals suffered serious injuries, and four more people suffered minor injuries following a two-vehicle crash at Highway 153 and Route M near Kennett on Friday morning, according to Kennett Fire Department personnel.
Credit union in Cape Girardeau robbed (08/05/12)
A Cape Girardeau credit union was robbed Friday morning. Just before 11 a.m., the suspect was still on the run. Police responded to a hold-up alarm at Cape Regional Credit Union, 2427 Cape Centre Drive, according to Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Darin Hickey...
Charleston building may become welding school after firm leaves (08/05/12)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Whether a new business moves in to the Gates building or it becomes a jobs training center, it's a win for Mississippi County. Either outcome beats a vacant building falling into disrepair. Carlin Bennett, presiding commissioner of Mississippi County, said during Thursday's county commission meeting that he recently heard some good news during an informal meeting with Devin Stephenson, president of Three Rivers College...
Stepdaughter to stand trial in 1999 Qulin killing (08/05/12)
A Qulin, Mo., woman was ordered to stand trial Thursday for her alleged role in conspiring with family members to kill her stepmother, whose remains were found scattered in a secluded area near Qulin more than 12 years ago. Accompanied by her attorney, Danny Moore, Melissa Jo "Missy" Austin Baggett, 38, again appeared before Associate Circuit Judge John Bloodworth for the continuation of her preliminary hearing...
Emerson introduces bill to outlaw 'bath salt' drugs (08/05/12)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson has introduced legislation to add 15 cathinone stimulant drugs, commonly known as "bath salts," to the list of substances subject to seizure and prosecution by law enforcement. Emerson said in a news release the "bath salt" drugs consist of dangerous chemicals that can easily be changed to evade the authorities...
Jackson man accused of selling drugs at Perry County campground (08/05/12)
Charges are being sought on Robbie W. Meyers, 36, of Jackson for the sale of illegal drugs and possession with the intent to distribute illegal drugs. On Thursday, representatives of the Perry County Sheriff's Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force and Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant on cabin No. ...
Former Cape police chief to direct SEMO academy (08/05/12)
Former Cape Girardeau police chief Carl Kinnison was recently appointed director of the Law Enforcement Academy at Southeast Missouri State University. He will replace Dr. Michael Brown, who has announced his retirement after 25 years...
Chaffee couple face drug, endangerment charges (08/05/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Members of the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force arrested a Chaffee couple Friday and placed their teenage child in protective custody after they allegedly found methamphetamine and drug paraphrenalia in their home. Eric Simpson, 45, and Lorie Simpson, 37, are charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child, according to a probable-cause statement fron the Scott County prosecuting attorney's office.. ...
Poplar Bluff police: Meth lab found in truck (08/05/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A suspected shake-and-bake methamphetamine lab was found in a truck on the Walmart Supercenter parking lot while officers responded to an alarm at an adjacent business last week. Shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday, Poplar Bluff police chief Danny Whiteley said, he and Sgt. ...
Children try being musical at Instrument Petting Zoo in Cape (08/05/12)
Kody Neighbors helps Charlotte Gandt, 4, try one of the instruments during the Instrument Petting Zoo Saturday, August 4, at Shivelbines Music's stand at the Cape Riverfront Market. Children were invited to test play the instruments on hand during the event...
Club news 8/5/12 (08/05/12)
Jane Clark was hostess when the Kage FCE met at the Cape Girardeau Senior Center for its regular monthly meeting. A moment of silence was held in memory of past member Edna Hey. Dortha Strack, president, presided over the meeting...
Mo. primary turnout forecast at 25 percent (08/05/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri election officials expect one-quarter of registered voters to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary elections. The voter turnout projections released Friday by the secretary of state's office are compiled by estimates from local election officials...
U..S hiring picked up in July; so did unemployment (08/05/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers added 163,000 jobs in July, a hopeful sign after three months of sluggish hiring. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent from 8.2 percent in June. July's hiring was the best since February. Still, the economy has added an average of 151,000 jobs a month this year -- enough to keep up with population growth but not enough to drive down the unemployment rate...
NASA picks three private firms to develop space taxis (08/05/12)
WASHINGTON -- NASA picked three aerospace companies Friday to build small rocketships to take astronauts to the International Space Station. This is the third phase of NASA's efforts to get private space companies to take over the job of the now-retired space shuttle. The companies will share more than $1.1 billion. Two of the ships are capsules like in the Apollo era and the third is closer in design to the space shuttle...
Fire leaves little behind in Oklahoma town (08/05/12)
LUTHER, Okla. -- While residents of one Oklahoma town sifted through their charred belongings Saturday to salvage what they could after a roaring wildfire that may have been deliberately set, residents in several other towns were being ordered to evacuate their homes...
Vast international child-pornography network uncovered (08/05/12)
BOSTON -- The men came from different walks of life on two continents: a children's puppeteer in Florida, a hotel manager in Massachusetts, an emergency medical technician in Kansas, a day care worker in the Netherlands. In all, 43 men have been arrested over the past two years in a far-flung child porn network that unraveled like a sweater with a single loose thread...
Military brought prostitutes to Colombian hotel, report says (08/05/12)
WASHINGTON -- A dozen U.S. service members brought women, likely prostitutes, to their hotel rooms in Colombia and also allowed dogs to soil bed linens and building grounds shortly before President Barack Obama arrived in the country for an April summit, according to a military investigation that followed the announcement of punishments for the men...
Congress breaks for 5 weeks, but much work left undone (08/05/12)
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers headed home for a five-week break with a lengthy list of uncompleted work and little to show for the past year and a half except dissatisfaction: Nearly 80 percent of Americans are unhappy with them. The Republican-controlled House and Democratic-led Senate have set record lows for production and record highs for dysfunction...
Man who shot Ariz. rep, others could enter guilty plea Tuesday (08/05/12)
A court-appointed psychiatrist will testify Tuesday that Jared Lee Loughner is competent to enter a plea in the shooting rampage that killed six people and injured 13 others, including then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a person familiar with the case said Saturday...
Stocks soar on surprisingly strong July job report (08/05/12)
NEW YORK -- A surge in hiring last month got a big welcome on Wall Street on Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 217.29 points to close at 13,096.17, ending a four-day losing streak. It was the best day for the Dow since June 29. Markets had been slumping all week after central banks in the U.S and Europe took no new action to shore up the economy, as investors had hoped...
Bonds retain appeal, despite rock-bottom yields (08/05/12)
WASHINGTON -- Bond yields are scraping along at record lows, but investors keep buying them, valuing the modest, fixed returns they pay over the bigger potential profits offered by stocks. Bill Gross of PIMCO, perhaps the nation's best-known bond fund manager, said recently that people should think long and hard before buying stocks at all. ...
Today in History (08/05/12)
Today is Sunday, Aug. 5, the 218th day of 2012. There are 148 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Aug. 5, 1962, actress Marilyn Monroe, 36, was found dead in her Los Angeles home; her death was ruled a probable suicide from "acute barbiturate poisoning."...
Gunmen kidnap 47 Iranians in Syria (08/05/12)
BEIRUT -- Gunmen snatched 47 Iranian pilgrims just outside Damascus on Saturday in an attack that revealed the growing instability at the center of President Bashar Assad's power. The abduction came as Syrian troops moved to crush one of the last rebel-dominated neighborhoods in the capital, shelling the area heavily. No group immediately claimed responsibility, although Iranian state media blamed the rebels fighting the Assad regime...
Harry Truman grandson visits Hiroshima A-bomb memorial (08/05/12)
TOKYO -- A grandson of U.S. President Harry Truman, who ordered the atomic bombings of Japan during World War II, is in Hiroshima to attend a memorial service for the victims. Clifton Truman Daniel visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Saturday and laid a wreath for the 140,000 people killed by the Aug. 6, 1945, bombing authorized by his grandfather. Another atomic blast in Nagasaki three days later killed 70,000 more...
Afghan parliament ousts ministers of defense, interior (08/05/12)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan parliament voted Saturday to dismiss the country's defense and interior ministers, a move that threatens to throw the country's security apparatus into confusion as foreign forces withdraw. The vote demanded the dismissal of two of President Hamid Karzai's key security lieutenants: Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, one of the top Afghan officials most trusted by Washington, and Interior Minister Bismullah Khan Mohammadi...
Team chemistry impresses Samuel at Southeast Missouri State football team's first practice (08/05/12)
The Southeast Missouri State football team held its first practice Friday.
Capahas bow out of National Baseball Congress World Series (08/05/12)
The Plaza Tire Capahas finished 1-2 at the National Baseball Congress World Series.
St. Louis Rams get first taste of Edward Jones Dome (08/05/12)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams had a dress rehearsal at the Edward Jones Dome, giving the new coaching staff and new players a peek at their stadium. "All week I think they were kind of looking forward to this, to finish up the first phase of camp," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said...
Wainwright delivers with arm, bat in Cardinals' victory over Brewers (08/05/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright did everything he could do to give the St. Louis Cardinals a win Saturday night. Wainwright pitched a five-hitter and contributed at the plate with an RBI double and a single to lead the Cardinals past the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1...
Pet of the Week 8/5/12 (08/05/12)
PET NAME: Remington OWNER: Kathy Ford ABOUT REMINGTON: Eli is hugging his buddy Remington. We adopted Remington from the Humane Society three years ago. He brings so much joy to our family. ...
Churches help hungry with mobile food bank (08/05/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri continues to suffer from drought. Combined with the uncertainty in the economy, more people are depending on local food pantries. The Southeast Missouri Mobile Food Bank makes regular forays into Bollinger County to help families stretch their food budget between paychecks. Even if families visit the local food pantries, often there isn't enough to feed a hungry family...
Your Generosity 8/5/12 (08/05/12)
The Bank of Missouri and employees donated $17,122.16 to United Way of Southeast Missouri during the 2011-2012 annual campaign. Pictured from left: Dawn Ozark, Lori Vavak, Pat Kaempfer, Lisa Rodman, Nancy Jernigan, Benjie Ferguson and Wendell Mueller...
Adopt Stacy (08/05/12)
Stacy is 1 1/2 years old. She is already spayed. Stacy is available for adoption at the Humane Society, 334-5837.
Adopt Fiona (08/05/12)
Fiona is a declawed calico cat that is five years old. She is a very sweet girl who enjoys attention and likes her gorgous fur petted. Her previous owners said they no longer had time to give her attention. Fiona is spayed, up-to-date on shots, and ready to be adopted! For more information, contact Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary at 243-9823...
Construction begins for chapel at St. Mary Cemetery (08/05/12)
The St. Mary Cemetery in Cape Girardeau will soon have a new addition. The board has initiated the construction of a chapel in the cemetery. "It is something that we need mainly to have services in to get out of the weather," treasurer Bob Stricker said...
FYI 8/5/12 (08/05/12)
Fairview General Baptist Church in Advance, Mo., will host a revival at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with Evangelist Brother Kenny Burchard. Each night will feature a different singer: Don Hester on Monday; Janie Brown and the Chesnut Mountain Gang on Tuesday; Lowell and Kathy Fish on Wednesday; Jennifer Krepps on Thursday; and Crossroads on Friday...
Amazed by God's creation at Niagara Falls (08/05/12)
A couple of weeks ago I stood before Niagara Falls, the seventh wonder of the world, on vacation with my family. I was breath-taken and speechless. Words and pictures can't describe the beauty of 757,500 gallons of water each second pouring over rock cliffs and spraying up into a sparkling mist between two countries. It's majestic and powerful and makes necessary saying the word "wow" without meaning to an unnecessary number of times...
Parsing the words of John Lennon (08/05/12)
The host site of the Olympics receives extraordinary attention from the rest of the world for a two-week period. The United Kingdom is home to the Beatles, arguably the most important pop group in the latter half of the 20th century. Only two of the four Beatles are still living. One of them, Paul McCartney, performed at the opening ceremonies in London on July 27...
No end to Puppy Chow snack mix possibilities (08/05/12)
My niece Christa and our daughter, Lexie, love the snack mix Puppy Chow more than anyone I know. As you may know, this is for human consumption and is wildly addictive once you start eating it. Christa introduced Lexie to Nutella and Funfetti Puppy Chow, and now there is no end to the possibilities to creating new flavors of this hard-to-resist snack mix. ...
Goo Goo Cluster marks 100th anniversary (08/05/12)
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together," said Vincent Van Gogh. In other words, combinations of things are almost always better than the things by themselves. Thus, combination locks (technically permutation locks, a mathematician would say) are more secure than mere locks with keys, a combination of drugs is often the best prescription for a patient, and the victor in a boxing match is not likely the one who throws the same punch over and over but one who strategically strings together a group of punches, called a boxing combination.. ...
White-eyed vireo's songs are erratic (08/05/12)
Pictured here is a white-eyed vireo I have captured with an assassin bug in its beak. This is a common small songbird of the southeastern quarter of North America. The white-eyed vireo is only about 4 1/2 inches long from tip of beak to tip of tail. It is a vocal little bird whose song is rather erratic. This amplifies the difficulty of identifying it even when seen in the field...
Doris Denton (08/05/12)
THEBES, Ill. -- Doris Jean Full Denton, 70 of Thebes passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. Doris Jean was born Feb. 24, 1942, at Hartford, Ill., daughter of the late Everett Full and Winifred Hall Full. Jean was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Olive Branch, Ill., and served as the church custodian, and was a nurse's aide at Southeast Hospital. On July 8, 1970, at Thebes, she married Francis Denton...
Judith Hewitt (08/05/12)
Judith Yvonne Hewitt, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Ratliff Care Center. She was born June 7, 1942, at Cape Girardeau to Shelton Leroy and Hazel Coleen Wiley Snider. She and Lawrence "Dude" Swan were married Oct. 26, 1957, at Cape Girardeau. He died June 1, 1978. She married Dr. Richard L. Hewitt on June 16, 1979, at Cape Girardeau. He died June 27, 2009...
William Niemann (08/05/12)
William J. Niemann, 92, of Jackson passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at the Monticello House in Jackson. He was born July 28, 1920, at Gordonville to William and Bertha Birk Niemann. He and Tavia Lange were married April 27, 1946, at Gordonville. Niemann farmed many years in the Gordonville area and then worked 17 years at Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau, retiring in 1991. ...
Broshuis - Melton (08/05/12)
ORAN, Mo. -- Alicia Ann Broshuis and Anthony Dennis Melton II were married July 7, 2012, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. David Hulshof performed the ceremony. Pianists were Emily and Zachary Elfrink of Leopold, Mo., cousins of the bride...
Gray - Stearns (08/05/12)
John and Becki Gray of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Theresa Ann Gray, to William Tyler Stearns. He is the son of Rodney and Judy Smith and Bill Stearns of Jackson. Gray received a bachelor's degree in health promotion from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008, and received a degree in nursing from Southeast Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences in 2011. She is a registered nurse at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Deprow - Anglin (08/05/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Angela Deprow of Chaffee announces the engagement of her daughter, Ashley Nicolle Deprow, to Dustin Allen Anglin. He is the son of Jeff and Mildred Anglin of Chaffee. Deprow is a 2008 graduate of Delta High School. She received an associate degree in nursing from Southeast Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences in 2011. She is a registered nurse in the Neurosciences Institute at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Harke - Palisch (08/05/12)
Robert and Mary Harke of St. Peters, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathleen Marie Harke, to Christopher Robert Palisch, both of Jackson. He is the son of John and Patricia Palisch of Jackson. Harke received a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2012. She is a fifth grade teacher with Jackson School District...
Dirnberger - Mabury (08/05/12)
PERKINS, Mo. -- Gerard and Shari Dirnberger of Oran, Mo., and Renee and Elmer VanderMierden of Advance, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Renee Dirnberger, to Shayn Ryan Mabury, both of Perkins. He is the son of Sharon Deckard of Patterson, Mo...
Phillips - Nabors (08/05/12)
Mark and Kellie Phillips of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Morganne Elizabeth Phillips, to Andrew Shaye Nabors of Jackson. He is the son of Dale and Susan Nabors of Cape Girardeau. Phillips is a 2010 graduate of Central High School. She is pursuing a degree in elementary education at Southeast Missouri State University...
Schlegel - 50 Years (08/05/12)
KELSO, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. William Schlegel of Kelso recently observed their 50th wedding anniversary. Schlegel and Lavada Heuring were married July 28, 1962, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, by the Rev. Ralph Fessler. Their attendants were Gladys Raines Smith, cousin of the bride; Patricia Randol Conley, niece of the groom; Elmer Peetz; and Jerry Heuring, brother of the bride...
Rebert - 70 Years (08/05/12)
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Rebert of Carthage, Texas, formerly of Cape Girardeau, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary July 25, 2012. Rebert and Anna Lou Craig were married July 25, 1942, in Greenup, Ky. Rebert retired as a sales manager with Aerovent Equipment in Lansing, Mich...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/5/12 (08/05/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/4/12 (08/05/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Jackson police report 8/5/12 (08/05/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts...
Out of the past 8/5/12 (08/05/12)
The Scott City Police Personnel Board said yesterday Scott City Mayor Alvie Modglin violated prescribed guidelines of the police ordinance when he fired chief Tom Eaton on June 30, and ordered that Eaton be reinstated with all back pay. General Sign Co. has installed the new Show Me Center message board in front of the new structure; made by Daktronics of Brookings, S.D., the big electronic marquee was donated by the Coca-Cola Co...
Some of my picks for office (08/05/12)
Many people know I read a lot, especially about economics, social issues and politics. And as some of the Republican primary candidates are people I know and have reviewed, I am sharing my choices. I told some of the candidates I was not getting involved in financially supporting them during the primaries, but I have reached a decision on how I will be voting in this unusually important Republican primary...
Surviving cancer: Local women grateful for doctors, friends who helped her through oral cancer battle (08/05/12)
By Jean Nance Cook I am writing this article in hopes it will make people more aware of cancer and what progress is being made to help those diagnosed with it. I was raised in Cape Girardeau and attended Trinity Lutheran School and Central High School. ...
Carl Kinnison (08/05/12)
Carl Kinnison started his career in law enforcement in 1978 as a part-time animal control officer. Last month he retired after seven years as the police chief. Kinnison represented Cape Girardeau with extraordinary class during his time as chief. He was, and still is, articulate and highly professional. Kinnison went about his job the right way. He treated others with respect and earned it in return...
Supporting those with ALS (08/05/12)
I am writing to encourage Missouri and Illinois residents to play an important role in advancing research for a cure for ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS is a fatal disease that robs the body of voluntary muscle control until the simple act of breathing becomes impossible. This devastating illness strikes without warning, and unfortunately there is no cure or treatment. It is estimated that as many as 30,000 Americans are courageously battling ALS...
Speak Out 8/5/12 (08/05/12)
I have a news flash, unions are not bad. Without them businesses would trod all over people. I don't think people know how hard that things were fought for. My grandpa worked in the coal mines, and he was on the other side; he was in management. But would come home with a bloody face where a rock was thrown through his car. ...
Prayer 8/5/12 (08/05/12)
We praise you, O God, for the gift of eternal life through Christ Jesus, our Lord. Amen.
Jackson's Ben Rushin signs with JCCC (08/05/12)
Jackson High School graduate Ben Rushin signed with Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas on July 31. Rushin will be competing in discus, shot put, and hammer for the JCCC Cavaliers.
Local Paddler Competes in MR340 Endurance Race (08/05/12)
Local Paddler, Matt Smith of Jackson, MO recently competed in the MR340 Endurance Race which was held July 31-August 3, 2012. The MR340 is a 340 mile endurance race in which participants have 88 hours to paddle their way from Kansas City, MO to St.Charles MO along the Missouri River. ...
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