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Stories from Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cape County Commission approves $300 million in bonds for P&G (08/14/12)
Aside from construction permits still needed, a $300 million expansion of Procter & Gamble facilities is a go after Monday's approval by the Cape Girardeau County Commission to issue industrial development bonds. Commissioners unanimously approved issuing $300 million in Chapter 100 bonds, which company representatives have said will help fund additional manufacturing capacity needed at P&G's Cape Girardeau County plant to meet future consumer demands. ...
Waller pleads not guilty at arraignment on murder charge (08/14/12)
Clay Waller pleaded not guilty Monday to a first-degree murder charge, as the high-profile case involving the disappearance of his wife nearly 14 months ago continues to grind its way through the criminal court process. In a hearing that lasted just a few minutes, Waller never spoke as his public defender Chris Davis entered a plea of not guilty to the murder and two evidence tampering charges. ...
Sirens testing Wednesday in Cape to find best area for new towers (08/14/12)
Sirens sounding in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday are planned as part of an evaluation process that will locate the best sites, should the city decide to add to its siren and public address system. Testing of the city's four existing sirens will start at 8:30 a.m. and will likely be heard in the downtown area as well as near the Shawnee Sports Complex and Arena Park...
Outgoing Mo. House speaker leaves office early (08/14/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley announced Monday that he is stepping down several months before his final term ends, though the Republican leader is not leaving politics. Tilley, who plans to work on political campaigns and public policy issues, said he resigned elected office to avoid working simultaneously as a paid consultant and as House speaker. In addition, Tilley said he plans to continue his optometry practice in Perryville in eastern Missouri...
Judge to decide whether assault suspect to be tried as adult (08/14/12)
Jeana Terry may be back at work but the effects of the brutal beating she took last month have far from subsided. The 41-year-old Cape Girardeau resident still has trouble eating and sleeping. She suffers at times from vertigo, nausea and the lingering pain of a still-swollen face. In addition to the physical side-effects, Terry remains easily rattled, jumping at slight noises and random creaks -- not to mention the chronic fear of another attack...
Kent Library receives grant to digitize Civil War materials (08/14/12)
The Special Collections and Archives at Southeast Missouri State University's Kent Library has received a grant for digitizing original Civil War materials. The $73,139 grant, funded by the Missouri Library Services and Technology Act, will pay for digitizing materials held by libraries, historical agencies and individuals from the region and across the country. ...
Preparing for school at Franklin Elementary in Cape (08/14/12)
LAURA SIMON ~ lsimon@semissourian.com First year teacher Elizabeth Speicher unpacks math books in her fourth grade classroom Monday morning at Franklin Elementary in Cape Girardeau. ...
Emerson Farm Tour set to begin Thursday (08/14/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Eighth District U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson will meet with area agricultural producers on her annual Farm Tour visits to farms, ranches, specialty producers and value-added agriculture operations. The tour kicks off Thursday in Farmington, Mo., and will conclude Aug. 21 at Sikeston...
Jackson to hold DREAM Initiative meeting (08/14/12)
The city of Jackson will hold its annual Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri public meeting in September. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in the third floor community room of Jackson City Library, 100 N. Missouri St., and will allow planners to take input and suggestions regarding the strategic plan for uptown Jackson as it pertains to building design. All Jackson residents are encouraged to attend and participate in the planning process...
Railroad crossing repairs scheduled at Ware (08/14/12)
WARE, Ill. -- Union Pacific Railroad crews will make repairs to the Highway 146 railroad crossing at Ware, near the intersection of Highway 3, beginning at 7 a.m. Sept. 4. Repairs are expected to take one day. Motorists should follow marked detour routes. No traffic will be allowed through the construction area at any time during the repair...
Route F in Stoddard County reduced for pavement work (08/14/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route F from U.S. 60 to Route J in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily today through Thursday. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
MoDOT to hold meeting about Scott County bridge projects (08/14/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold an open-house community briefing next week to discuss upcoming bridge projects in Scott County. The briefing will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Scott County Courthouse, 131 S. ...
Pavement repairs reduce Highway 114 (08/14/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 114 from County Road 599 to U.S. 60 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily today and Wednesday. Signs will mark the work zone. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Mo., Kan. universities seek out-of-state students (08/14/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Out-of-state students are becoming increasingly important at universities in Kansas and Missouri, which are searching for ways to offset rising costs and cuts in state funding for higher education. About 35 percent of the University of Missouri's freshmen this fall are from outside the state, more than double the 17 percent 10 years ago. And this year, for the first time, Missouri received more applications from other states than from Missouri residents...
Crops, soil dry out further in Missouri (08/14/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The recent break from Missouri's oppressive summer heat has done little to help crops and pastures. In its weekly update, the Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that supplies of topsoil and subsoil moisture were just 1 percent adequate -- with the 1 percent due to irrigation in southeastern Missouri...
Conservation officials seek help from Mo. hunters (08/14/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri conservation officials are asking bow hunters to help keep track of wildlife by participating in a survey. The state Conservation Department will mail surveys to participating bow hunters next month. They'll be asked to record how many deer, turkeys and furbearing animals they see and where, when and for how long they hunt...
Man shot in head during rolling gunfight (08/14/12)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis man is hospitalized after being shot in the head during what is described as a rolling gunbattle. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the victim is expected to survive following the shooting Sunday night. No arrests have been made...
St. Louis schools closer to partial accreditation (08/14/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- St. Louis Public Schools could be on track to regain partial accreditation as early as next year, while the also unaccredited Kansas City and Riverview Gardens districts still have a ways to go, according to state data released today...
Doctor sued for posting breast augmentation photos (08/14/12)
KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- A St. Louis-area doctor is facing lawsuits from 10 women claiming she put before-and-after pictures of their breast augmentation surgeries on her website. The suits in federal court in St. Louis accuse Dr. Michele Koo, of Kirkwood, of negligence for displaying pictures linked to the names of the women. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch report that in most cases, the images showed no faces and were authorized by patients who expected their names to remain confidential...
F-bomb becomes member of mainstream dictionary (08/14/12)
NEW YORK -- It's about freakin' time. The term "F-bomb" surfaced in newspapers more than 20 years ago but will land today for the first time in the mainstream Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, along with sexting, flexitarian, obesogenic, energy drink and life coach...
Officer, gunman among 3 killed in Texas shootings (08/14/12)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- A deadly shootout erupted Monday near the Texas A&M University campus when a man being brought an eviction notice opened fire on a Texas law enforcement officer, leaving three people dead, including the officer and the gunman...
Oil boom brings scarcity of workers in small towns (08/14/12)
WOODWARD, Okla. -- The local prison is so short on guards that inmates can sometimes just walk away. A gas station barely has enough cashiers to keep up with the trucks filling the parking lot. And "help wanted" signs seem to hang from every restaurant and shop...
JFK security is breached by swimmer (08/14/12)
NEW YORK -- In an era when airline passengers can't get past a checkpoint with a bottle of shampoo, security experts were shocked Monday by the case of a man who swam ashore, scaled a fence and walked dripping wet into Kennedy Airport despite a $100 million system of surveillance cameras and motion detectors...
House files suit against AG over gov't records (08/14/12)
WASHINGTON -- The Republican-run House on Monday asked a federal court to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General Eric Holder, demanding that he produce records on a bungled gun-tracking operation known as Operation Fast and Furious. The lawsuit asked the court to reject a claim by President Barack Obama asserting executive privilege, a legal position designed to protect certain internal administration communications from disclosure...
Paul Ryan traveled perilous budget path to VP spot (08/14/12)
WASHINGTON -- Paul Ryan traveled a perilous route to political stardom. While other lawmakers nervously whistled past trillion-dollar deficits, fearing to cut popular programs, he waded in with a machete and a smile. Ryan wants to slice away at Medicare, food stamps and virtually every other government program but the military...
Stocks fall as economic malaise spreads to Japan (08/14/12)
U.S. stocks fell Monday as evidence piled up that the global economic slowdown is dragging on Asia. The losses broke the longest winning streak for the Standard & Poor's 500 index since December 2010. The index had risen for six straight days. Japan's economy grew in the second quarter at a 1.4 percent annual rate, slower than many analysts had expected. ...
Today in History (08/14/12)
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 14, the 227th day of 2012. There are 139 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Aug. 14, 1962, robbers held up a U.S. mail truck in Plymouth, Mass., making off with more than $1.5 million; the loot has never been recovered...
Rebel video claims to show captured Syrian pilot (08/14/12)
BEIRUT -- Syrian rebels circulated dramatic video Monday of what they claimed was the downing of a warplane and armed men later holding the captured pilot who ejected as the MiG fighter was engulfed by flames. Syria acknowledged a pilot bailed out of a disabled plane but blamed the crash on a technical malfunction...
Animal escape in Germany: Kangaroo on the lam (08/14/12)
BERLIN -- A kangaroo is on the lam in Germany after breaking out of a wildlife park, with a fox and a wild boar his suspected accomplices. Michael Hoffmann, assistant head of the Hochwildschutzpark Hunsrueck west of Frankfurt, said Monday the male kangaroo was one of three that escaped overnight Saturday with the inadvertent help of the menagerie that lives in the area woods...
Southeast Missouri State football team has experience, depth on offensive line (08/14/12)
Southeast has four offensive line members that started all 11 games last season
Rams only will play one game in London (08/14/12)
St. Louis scrapped its overseas games in 2013 and 2014
Fisher keeps it positive after Rams' preseason shellacking (08/14/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams looked much like the team that's gone just 15-65 the past five seasons in their first game under coach Jeff Fisher. Good thing there's almost a month for their new coach to iron out the rough spots. Fisher said it's his job to accentuate the positive and joked "I don't think there were many tears on the airplane coming home," a day after losing 38-3 at Indianapolis...
Mo. among states with very high obesity rates (08/14/12)
ST. LOUIS -- 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 Missourians are obese...
Study: Junk food laws may help curb kids' obesity (08/14/12)
CHICAGO -- Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off. The results come from the first large national look at the effectiveness of the state laws over time. ...
Health Beat: Cleaning your wounds (08/14/12)
Science has shown that when participating in activities involving the delivery of healthcare-related services, an environment made as clean as possible is paramount when the goal of intervention is a positive, uncontaminated outcome. The inclusion of pathogenic organisms in the healthcare setting including bacteria, viruses and fungi, can all have negative consequences upon attempts at achieving a beneficial result...
Jennifer Aniston engaged to actor/writer Justin Theroux (08/14/12)
NEW YORK -- After years of breathless anticipation -- at least on the part of the tabloids -- Jennifer Aniston is finally ready to wed again. Her representative, Stephen Huvane, confirmed Sunday night that the actress is engaged to her boyfriend of more than a year, Justin Theroux...
Annie Bell (08/14/12)
Annie L. Townsend Bell, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at her home. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Judith Hines (08/14/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Judith Ann Hines, 73, of Sikeston passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at her daughter's home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 3, 1938, in Cleveland to Edward and Rosina Liebman Klammer. Judy was the best mother and grandmother ("granny pants") to her daughters and grandchildren. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren as often as possible...
Dorothy Howell (08/14/12)
Dorothy L. Howell, 86, of Quinlan, Texas, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Legend Health Care in Greenville, Texas. A memorial service was held Aug. 9 at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel, 5100 Interstate 30 East, in Greenville. The Rev. John Cox and David Clinkscale officiated...
Mari Matthews (08/14/12)
Mari Helen Matthews, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. She was born Sept. 14, 1939, in Clarksville, Ark., to Charlie Elton and Faye Etta Bacchus Michelson. Mari was very involved in her work in property management. She was an avid gardener and loved to read. She loved her grandchildren and was the best sister anyone could wish for...
Geraldine Rodgers (08/14/12)
Geraldine Masterson Rodgers, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at her home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home, and from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at New Madrid Pentecostal Church in New Madrid, Mo...
Homer Turner Jr. (08/14/12)
Homer Turner Jr., 85, of Millersville passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 18, 1926, in Jackson, son of Homer Lowell and Nora Victoria Statler Turner. He and Frances M. Holloway were married Dec. 22, 1946. She preceded him in death Nov. 29, 2008...
Births 8/14/12 (08/14/12)
Daughter to Gregory Bain II and Shannon Marie Fee of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 12:22 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2012. Name, Emerson Marie. Weight, 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Second child, first daughter. Ms. Fee is the daughter of Tim Fee of Cape Girardeau and Diane Callin of Akron, Ohio. Bain is the son of Gregory Bain of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Shelia Bain. He is manager at Huck's...
Cape Girardeau police report 08/14/12 (08/14/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Report Released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/14/12 (08/14/12)
Fire fighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson police and fire report 8/14/12 (08/14/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses Fire fighters responded to the following call Sunday:...
Out of the past 8/14/12 (08/14/12)
A small city nestled along the Mississippi River is the likely setting for a new book by Elmore Leonard, one of the country's hottest crime novelists; Leonard was in Cape Girardeau last week to research his next novel, which could be set, at least in part, here...
Live united: Give, advocate, volunteer (08/14/12)
This headline represents the theme of the 2012 United Way Campaign. I have long been an advocate and financial supporter of United Way. I served on the United Way board for 19 years in the '80s and '90s and was campaign chairman for three separate years...
Welcome back (08/14/12)
This week you'll likely see some new faces in town as students attending Southeast Missouri State University return to campus. This is an exciting time of year. Freshmen are starting a new phase in life, and returning students embark on a new year as they continue their education...
Preserving the Second Amendment (08/14/12)
In response to Jack Knowlan Sr.'s comments on the NRA: What part of "Congress shall pass no law" do you not understand? "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." I send the NRA money to battle ignorant politicians who have disdain for the Second Amendment...
Speak Out 8/14/12 (08/14/12)
Churches, don't forget your roots. Jesus died on an old rugged cross and he gives us amazing grace. Let's bring back old hymns at our churches. Our young people need to grow up learning our old songs, too, and they need to know what they stand for. Injustice, arrogance and wealth cause nations to fall from power and others then rise to take their place. Is this where we are headed?...
Prayer 8/14/12 (08/14/12)
O Lord God, may we always love our neighbors as ourselves. Amen.
Common Metal Could Make Breast Cancer Worse (08/14/12)
Here is a health alert out of California, where researchers have tied a very common metal to breast cancer. They found that cadmium, a heavy metal found in cosmetics, food, water and air, makes breast cancer cells more aggressive. This would seem to have a big impact on cancer treatment for all patients. The research shows that exposure to cadmium for prolonged periods of time can cause the progression of breast cancer to become more aggressive...
The Secret Ingredients That Fight Cancer (08/14/12)
Ginseng has a very long history as a potent herbal medicine. Perhaps some of its acclaimed ability to boost energy, act as an aphrodisiac, and fend off disease is due to the fact that it's an adaptogenic herb. An adaptogen is special regulator that increases the ability of an organism to adapt to environmental factors -- or, in other words, avoid damage from these factors. ...
Deer Creek Christian Academy Holds Open House (08/14/12)
Deer Creek Christian Academy, a nonprofit, nondenominational K-8 school with pre-K, invites all parents and families to attend an open house Thursday, August 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the school, 2039 Cape LaCroix Road in Cape Girardeau (at Rt. W). Deer Creek offers individualized teaching that challenges academically gifted children, while offering personal attention to those who need extra help. ...
New Therapy Helps Fight Cancer Pain (08/14/12)
A new study out of the University of Kentucky shows that patients reported significant improvement in side effects of cancer treatment after just one session of "Jin Shin Jyutsu." This modern style of touch therapy is based on philosophies similar to those behind the ancient acupuncture. Maybe we should know a little more about it...
The Historical Barn, From Days Gone By. (08/14/12)
Through my cars windshield, I captured this breathing view, near Anna, IL.
Family in search of BUGS. (08/14/12)
Cousins on a bug hunt, near Anna, IL.
Stanton celebrated his 6th Birthday with "ANNIE". (08/14/12)
May 3rd, 2012 Stanton Whitner celebrated his birthday by attending one of his favorite stories at the CJHS presentation of "Annie" we were all impressed.
Bubbly Faces! (08/14/12)
Recently at a family gathering at Benton, MO., I captured this photo of two faces partially behind the buble. Sheer luck. Bubbles make the world a happy place. I hope you enjoy it.
Good Samaritan: Boy Scout Troop #16 (08/14/12)
On July 9, Love In the Name of Christ (INC) of Southeast Missouri, an organization dedicated to matching people in need with Christians who can help, had an opportunity to be on the receiving end of this process when members of Boy Scout Troop #16 converged upon our office to replace a decaying retaining wall. This event was the culmination of many hours of preparation and planning over a period of months by one troop member seeking to attain the rank of Eagle Scout...
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