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Stories from Monday, August 13, 2012

Cape County to consider issuance of $300M in bonds for P&G expansion (08/13/12)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners will consider an ordinance Monday allowing the county to issue $300 million in bonds to help fund an expansion at Procter & Gamble's Cape Girardeau County plant to bring up to 200 construction jobs and 35 full-time positions...
Bainbridge Road project in Jackson near completion (08/13/12)
After a delay, completion of Jackson's Bainbridge Road widening and culvert improvement project has been set for this week. Improvements being made include replacing a narrow culvert under the road and restoring the width of the roadway to accommodate two-way traffic flow. ...
Soaring through the air at Cape's skate park Sunday (08/13/12)
LAURA SIMON ~ lsimon@semissourian.com Cory Ponder sails through the air while doing a tail whip trick on a bike Sunday at the skate park in Cape Girardeau....
Going for a run in Cape's Klaus Park on Sunday (08/13/12)
LAURA SIMON ~ lsimon@semissourian.com Jess Wells runs along the 3.2 mile trail at Klaus Park on Sunday afternoon. "I run here quite a bit. It's great, you get the shade," Wells said....
Administrators take new roles at Sikeston schools (08/13/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Several buildings in the Sikeston School District will contain familiar faces -- but in different administrative roles -- as the new school year gets underway Wednesday. Tom Williams, who has worked the past 13 of his 23 years in the district as principal of the high school, officially began as the district's superintendent July 1...
Dexter woman arrested for alleged meth lab (08/13/12)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Dexter woman was charged Friday with allegedly attempting to manufacture methamphetamine. Rebecca L. Schaefer, 42, was arrested and charged with felony possession of precursors to the manufacture of methamphetamine, which carries a penalty of up to seven years in prison...
33rd Circuit Court earns state award for efficiency (08/13/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- Courts in Scott and Mississippi counties were recognized for taking care of business in a timely manner. The O'Toole Award was presented to Circuit Judge David Dolan, who received it on behalf of the 33rd Judicial Circuit, during a special ceremony Friday at the Scott County Courthouse...
Mo. among states with very high obesity rates (08/13/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri is among 12 states cited in a new government survey with very high obesity rates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released figures Monday showing that Missouri is among a dozen states with obesity rates of at least 30 percent. The CDC says 30.3 percent of Missourian's are obese...
Meningitis vaccination urged for children (08/13/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Missouri Association of School Nurses is urging parents to get their children vaccinated against meningitis. The association is among several health groups across the country urging meningococcal vaccination. A new report says only about half of Missouri's teens are vaccinated against the disease...
Analysis: Prayer, ads may have aided Akin in Mo. Senate bid (08/13/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With his first words of an election night speech, Congressman Todd Akin thanked God for hearing the prayers of his supporters and granting him victory in Missouri's Republican U.S. Senate primary. In fact, the only ballot item that received more votes than the Republican Senate race was prayer itself. ...
Silver Dollar City unveils $10M roller coaster (08/13/12)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Silver Dollar City in southwest Missouri has unveiled its new $10 million roller coaster, which the park says combines a traditional wooden track with modern technology. Outlaw Run is scheduled to open in April 2013. The coaster was kept under wraps until the park showed it off Thursday...
U.S. nuns under Vatican rebuke decide to continue talks with church leaders (08/13/12)
ST. LOUIS -- American nuns described as dissenters in a Vatican report that ordered an overhaul of their group said Friday they would talk with church leaders about potential changes but would not compromise on the sisters' mission. Sister Pat Farrell, president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, called the Vatican assessment of the organization a "misrepresentation." But she said the more than 900 women who attended the group's national assembly last week decided they would for now stay open to discussion with three bishops the Vatican appointed to oversee them.. ...
Finding a job extra difficult for older workers (08/13/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The recession has been particularly hard on older workers, and many suspect age discrimination. Among them is Larry Wilson, a 57-year-old resident of St. Charles County, Mo. He told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he long ago stopped counting rejections from employment applications and is resigned to the fact that he may never find a full-time job again...
Heat cutting down on butterflies, food source; could hurt migration (08/13/12)
KINGSVILLE, Mo. -- Ecologists in Kansas and Missouri say extreme temperatures are killing a large number of butterflies and could hurt their southern migration next month. Millions of monarch butterflies are expected to migrate south through the two states in less than a month in their seasonal trip from Canada to Mexico...
Police: 3 dead after shooting near Texas A&M (08/13/12)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- A gunman and a law enforcement officer were among three people killed Monday in a shooting near the Texas A&M University campus, police said. A male civilian also was killed, while two other officers and a woman were injured in the shooting in College Station, said Bryan Police Department spokesman Jon Agnew. Bryan police are assisting nearby College Station in the investigation...
Olympics come to rocking end with a pop party (08/13/12)
LONDON -- With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots of fun. The closing ceremony offered a sensory blast including rock ‘n' roll rickshaws, dustbin percussionists, an exploding yellow car and a marching band in red tunics and bearskin hats...
Mitt Romney seeks distance from running mate's budget plans (08/13/12)
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- In Paul Ryan's high-energy debut as Republican vice presidential candidate, Mitt Romney made one thing clear: His ideas rule, not his running mate's. "I have my budget plan," he said, "And that's the budget plan we're going to run on."...
Agriculture Department unveils new steps to stop food stamp fraud (08/13/12)
WASHINGTON -- The Agriculture Department says it is going to impose tougher penalties on stores that violate food stamp rules and give states new tools to root out applicants who are ineligible for the benefit program that now covers about 1 out of every 7 Americans...
Social Security surplus dwarfed by future deficit (08/13/12)
WASHINGTON -- As millions of baby boomers flood Social Security with applications for benefits, the program's $2.7 trillion surplus is starting to look small. For nearly three decades Social Security produced big surpluses, collecting more in taxes from workers than it paid in benefits to retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children. The surpluses also helped mask the size of the budget deficit being generated by the rest of the federal government...
What to expect with the coming health care law's tax hikes (08/13/12)
WASHINGTON -- Who gets thumped by higher taxes in President Barack Obama's health care law? The wealthiest 2 percent of Americans will take the biggest hit, starting next year. And the pain will be shared by some who aren't so well off -- people swept up in a hodgepodge of smaller tax changes that will help finance health coverage for millions in need...
Today in History (08/13/12)
Today is Monday, Aug. 13, the 226th day of 2012. There are 140 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Aug. 13, 1942, Walt Disney's animated feature "Bambi" had its U.S. premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York, five days after its world premiere in London...
Egypt's new president retires defense minister (08/13/12)
CAIRO -- Egypt's Islamist president ordered the retirement of the defense minister and chief of staff Sunday and made the boldest move so far to seize back powers that the military stripped from his office right before he took over. It was not immediately clear whether President Mohammed Morsi's surprise decisions had the military's blessing. ...
Residents describe terror of Iran's quake (08/13/12)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Residents of the zone in northwestern Iran hit by powerful twin earthquakes described moments of terror and panic with birds crowing loudly in warning seconds before the ground shook. As the death toll rose Sunday to more than 250 with entire villages leveled, rescuers called off searches for survivors and turned their attention to caring for the 16,000 people left homeless...
Syrian opposition leader calls for no-fly zone in border areas (08/13/12)
BEIRUT -- The head of Syria's main opposition group in exile called Sunday for international powers to impose a no-fly zone in border areas to protect civilians who are coming under increasingly intense attacks by regime warplanes and helicopters...
Howard, Swinford win at Dalhousie (08/13/12)
Greg Howard and Ken Swinford accumulated a score of 89 to win the morning flight of the Ole Blue Cup at Dalhousie Golf Club. Mark Todorovich and Stafford Manion had a 70 to placed second in the tournament, which used the modified stableford system with bonus points. Ben Cantrell and Ian Soutar placed third...
Cardinals lose to Phillies in 11 innings (08/13/12)
PHILADELPHIA -- Rafael Furcal made the stop in the hole, the plant, and the accurate throw to first base. He just couldn't nip Philadelphia's still-speedy Juan Pierre in time for the third out. Pierre beat out a run-scoring infield single in the 11th inning, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies to an 8-7 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday...
Colts rout Rams in exhibition opener (08/13/12)
Indianapolis' touted rookie Andrew Luck threw a touchdown on his first pass in a 38-3 preseason rout
Redhawks football already dealing with key injury (08/13/12)
The outlook for Southeast Missouri State's football season took a major hit barely one week into training camp. Starting quarterback Kyle Snyder will miss the entire season with a knee injury after he suffered a torn ACL while making a cut during Friday's practice. No contact was involved...
Marvin Hamlisch children's book goes on sale Nov. 8 (08/13/12)
NEW YORK -- Marvin Hamlisch told his story in an autobiography for adults and was excited to do the same with a picture book that now has a bittersweet release after his death at age 68. "Marvin Makes Music," illustrated by Jim Madsen, tells the true story of 6-year-old Hamlisch who was 25 minutes late to his audition for Juilliard when he and his dad got locked on the music school's roof. The grumpy judges giggled when they spotted his yellow jammies poking out from his trouser legs...
People on the Move 08/13/12 (08/13/12)
Kevin N. Bartow, MD, a general surgeon, is now associated with Cape Girardeau Surgical Clinic Inc., 60 Doctors' Park in Cape Girardeau. Dr. Bartow received his medical education and training in Columbia, Mo., at the University of Missouri School of Medicine and University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics...
New minimum wage in effect for workers on public works projects (08/13/12)
This month, Missouri's latest Prevailing Wage Law went into effect establishing new minimum wage rates that must be paid to workers on public works construction projects, such as bridges, roads and government buildings. The prevailing wage rate differs by county and for different types of work. The law applies to all public works projects constructed by or on behalf of state and local public bodies...
Talking Shop with Bruce Qualls of Real Baseball Instincts (08/13/12)
Bruce Qualls opened Real Baseball Instincts to help area athletes reach the next level. Whether it's moving up from tee-ball to little league, or from playing in high school to college and the pros, RBI's goal is to help develop the complete player, Qualls says. RBI features coaching, camps, clinics and speakers throughout the year. Qualls says he works with players to improve fundamental skills, mental toughness and leadership. Most of all, Qualls says they have fun...
Robert Cox (08/13/12)
Robert N. Cox, 68, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at his home. He was born July 6, 1944 in Tampa, Fla. Beloved husband of Margaret A. Lewis Cox, son of Dorothy Cox and the late Wilbur S. Cox, brother of Sue Hertlein and brother-in law of Ralph Hertlein, Dr. Wayne and Linda Lewis and John and Barbara Lewis; cousin of Judy Parker and Janice Erickson; uncle and great-uncle; great friend and mentor to many fraternity brothers...
Homer Gray (08/13/12)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Homer "Musky" Ray Gray, 71, of Tamms passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at the Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. Homer was born April 6, 1941, in Paducah, Ky., son of the late Rex Lee Gray and Anna May Green Gray. He was of the Pentecostal faith and a retired farmer...
Jerry Hendrickson (08/13/12)
ZALMA, Mo. -- Jerry Wayne Hendrickson, 47, of Zalma passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born in St. Louis on Aug. 1, 1965, to Obie and Doris Brown Hendrickson. Jerry was a self-employed laborer...
Mari Matthews (08/13/12)
Mari H. Matthews, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. Funeral arrangement are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
John Meyer (08/13/12)
John Philip Meyer, 87, of Cape Girardeau joined his beloved Annabelle in heaven Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. He passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. John was born Dec. 18, 1924, in Winfield, Mo., son of Melvin Frederick Meyer and Gladys Dorothy Kerr Meyer...
Olga Ruesler (08/13/12)
Olga B. Ruesler, 93, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at her home. She was born Oct. 7, 1918, in Tilsit, to Martin and Alma Siebert Best. She and Harry D. Ruesler were married Sept. 27, 1947, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau...
Jane Wiggins (08/13/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jane Wiggins, 69, of Chaffee passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 13, 1942, at Glade Springs, Va., to the late John and Sarah Shew Murray. She married Lendy Wiggins on Jan. 21, 1961...
John Wright (08/13/12)
ORAN, Mo. -- John Wright, 96, of Oran died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. He was born Dec. 29, 1915, to Mack and Ethel Henley Wright in Oran in their home. He was a carpenter by trade, owning his construction company at first with Duke Robison of Oran, and then J.M. ...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/13/12 (08/13/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 08/13/12 (08/13/12)
Fire fighters responded to the following calls on Thursday:...
Jackson police report 8/13/12 (08/13/12)
JACKSON The Jackson Police Department released the following item. Arrests do not imply guilt. Miscellaneous * A peace disturbance was reported in the 800 block of North Farmington Road.
Out of the past 8/13/12 (08/13/12)
Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration visit the Cape Girardeau Flight Service Station to begin the process of permanently closing the facility; the station at the municipal airport will close Oct. 31. Work has begun in clearing land at the Southeast Missouri Port Authority site near Scott City; this initial work is being done to prepare for heavy equipment to be brought in for the digging of a slackwater harbor...
Dress code (08/13/12)
The Cape Girardeau School District will embark on a new dress code this year, in hopes of creating a more learning-friendly environment in the classroom. The issue of the dress code has been hotly debated in this community, with many people making arguments against it. Many supported the move, saying the code will make it easier on students and parents to choose clothing for school every day. And that the code will mean fewer distractions during learning time...
Speak Out 8/13/12 (08/13/12)
Takes a village No one has gotten where they are on their own. Taking a few words out of context and going off on a tangent is not something to be proud of. If the entirety of what President Obama was considered, most people would know what he was saying. ...
Prayer 8/13/12 (08/13/12)
Thank you, O God, for being our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Amen.
Boy Scout Troop #16 Blesses Local Non-profit (08/13/12)
As the executive director of Love In the Name of Christ (INC), a ministry working to match people in need with Christians who can help, I am often able to witness the incredible generosity of the Cape Girardeau community. Every day I have the privilege of working with people who give of their time to perform simple acts of service like mowing lawns, providing rides to appointments, delivering library books to homebound patrons, and operating church-based ministries that distribute items like kitchen items and children's clothing. ...
Horseback Trail Ride in Hawaii (08/13/12)
The Maxton Family, Ralph, Martha, Dave, Jacquie, Jordan, Jack and Megan enjoy a horseback ride along the shores of the Hawaiian Island of Oahu.
Albino Fawns,...August 2012 (08/13/12)
These fawns look like true albinos. Light blue eyes, pink nose, grey hooves. Took this pic on Old Sprigg Street Rd.
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