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Stories from Thursday, August 16, 2012

Former Cape police chief settling into new role, reflects on old one (08/16/12)
Carl Kinnison was having lunch with a friend last week who noted that the now retired police officer's career had come full circle. When Kinnison thought about it for a moment, he agreed. Kinnison attended Southeast Missouri State University in the mid-1970s in the years before he took the only law enforcement job he would ever know -- the one with the Cape Girardeau Police Department, the last seven as its chief. ...
The 600 block: July assault has forever changed South Cape neighborhood, residents say (08/16/12)
Before July 24, the 600 block of South Park Avenue was described by those who lived there as an anomaly among nearby south Cape Girardeau streets. Go a few blocks in any direction away from that particular stretch of street and one enters high-crime areas where drug deals are made in plain sight, fights are not uncommon and the sounds of gunshots can be heard on the occasional hard-drinking weekend night...
Cape's Town Plaza on county tax sale list; owners plan to pay before Aug. 27 sale (08/16/12)
After two years of unpaid property taxes, the Town Plaza Shopping Center is on Cape Girardeau County Collector Diane Diebold's tax sale list. Its owners, St. Louis-based Greater Missouri Builders, say they intend to pay the $136,839 owed in back taxes, interest and penalties before the Aug. 27 tax sale...
Party for the Good to benefit local children (08/16/12)
The Southeast Missouri Food Bank and Retired Senior Volunteer Program are hosting Party for the Good to benefit local children in need. Volunteers are needed to pack more than 12,000 backpacks with food from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Osage Community Centre in Cape Girardeau. Volunteers will be able to enjoy snacks, drinks and entertainment throughout the evening. Volunteer signups and more information can be found at http://semofoodbank.org or 335-7555...
Poplar Bluff police investigate shots fired into house, vehicle (08/16/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Police were investigating after shots were reportedly fired Wednesday morning into a home and vehicle on Garfield Street. Poplar Bluff Police officers responded at about 12:45 a.m. to a report of shots fired at a residence in the 1000 block of Garfield, according to Chief Danny Whiteley...
No commission meeting today due to lack of business (08/16/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission meeting for today has been canceled due to the lack of agenda items, according to an email sent Wednesday by the assistant to the commission.
Malden man arrested on rape and kidnapping charges (08/16/12)
MALDEN, Mo. -- Malden police officers have arrested Raymond Williamson, 42, of Malden on suspicion of forcible rape, two counts of armed criminal action, kidnapping and forcible sodomy. According to the probable-cause affidavit provided by the Dunklin County prosecuting attorney's office, at 12:41 a.m. ...
Drought causing cracks in basement walls (08/16/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Many homeowners are seeing the impact of the drought with cracked walls in the basement, forcing thousands of dollars in repair bills that insurance generally doesn't cover. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that basement repair companies are overwhelmed with calls from customers about cracking and shifting foundations. ...
Nixon: Exports increased from 2011 to 2012 (08/16/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State officials say exports by Missouri businesses rose by 6 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2011. Gov. Jay Nixon said Wednesday that revenue from exports to other countries totaled $7.5 billion from January through June, putting them on pace to hit nearly $15 billion for the year. Last year, Missouri businesses sold $14.1 billion worth of goods abroad...
Caution urged for farmers on roads (08/16/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The head of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says drivers need to be careful now that the state has granted drought-related waivers that will result in more farm machinery on the roads. The Missouri Department of Transportation granted the waivers because the drought is forcing some farmers to travel longer distances to obtain hay, silage and grain...
Mosque fire called evidence of hatred (08/16/12)
BALLWIN, Mo. -- The burned-out mosque in Joplin, Mo., will be rebuilt, but the fires there are emblematic of hatred that remains all too common against Muslims around the U.S., St. Louis-area religious and civil rights leaders said Wednesday. Representatives of Muslim and interfaith groups were among those who spoke at a news conference outside a mosque in St. ...
Thousands line up for right to work legally in U.S. (08/16/12)
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Nathaly Uribe has all the papers she needs to get a work permit -- something the 17-year-old daughter of a construction worker only dreamed of growing up as an illegal immigrant in the United States. The high school senior said she hopes a federal program that began Wednesday and defers deportation for illegal immigrants will make it easier to get a decent job and help pay for college...
United loses girl on solo trip to camp (08/16/12)
NEW YORK -- Should you let your child fly alone? Parents may wonder after a couple alleged this week that their 10-year-old daughter flying to summer camp was stranded at one of the world's busiest airports after United Airlines failed to keep track of her...
New ad campaign portrays caregivers' call for help (08/16/12)
WASHINGTON -- A woman grips her car's steering wheel and silently lets out a scream as her frail father, on oxygen, coughs beside her and her kids play around in the back seat. The frustration portrayed in an arresting new public service announcement is recognizable to millions of Americans who struggle to care for aging loved ones while holding down jobs, raising children and taking care of their own health...
Star births seen on cosmic scale in galaxy 5.7 billion light-years away (08/16/12)
WASHINGTON -- Scientists have found a cosmic supermom. It's a galaxy that gives births to more stars in a day than ours does in a year. Astronomers used NASA's Chandra X-Ray telescope to spot this distant gigantic galaxy creating about 740 new stars a year. By comparison, the Milky Way galaxy spawns just about one new star each year...
Florida police look for thieves who stole 500 canaries (08/16/12)
MIAMI -- Police are looking for two people they say stole more than 500 canaries from the home of an 87-year-old Florida man. Police say the men entered Manuel Sanchez's home on May 27 and took the birds. The next day, they sold the birds to at least three pet shops...
Stocks mostly higher on signs of economic growth (08/16/12)
NEW YORK -- Signs that the U.S. economic recovery is advancing, albeit slowly, sent stocks bouncing up and down in narrow ranges for much of the day Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average closed with a loss of 7.36 points at 13,164.78. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 1.60 points at 1,405.53 and the Nasdaq composite rose 13.95 points to 3,030.93...
Fort Hood suspect's trial on hold over beard (08/16/12)
FORT HOOD, Texas -- The trial for an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting was put on hold Wednesday by an appeals court considering his objections to being forcibly shaved. Maj. Nidal Hasan had been scheduled to enter a plea Wednesday to charges in the attack at the Texas Army post, but all court proceedings were put on hold before he could do that...
Today in History (08/16/12)
Today is Thursday, Aug. 16, the 229th day of 2012. There are 137 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Aug. 16, 1962, The Beatles fired their original drummer, Pete Best, replacing him with Ringo Starr. On this date: In 1777, American forces won the Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington...
Warplanes bomb rebel-held town in Syria; 23 people killed (08/16/12)
AZAZ, Syria -- Syrian fighter jets screamed through the sky Wednesday over this rebel-held town, dropping bombs that leveled the better part of a poor neighborhood and wounded scores of people, many of them women and children buried under piles of rubble. Activists said more than 20 people were killed...
Southeast Missouri State women's soccer preview: Redhawks eager to erase the sting from last season (08/16/12)
The Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team hopes to build on the success of last season and advance to the NCAA tournament.
Paul Nelson ready to fill wife's shoes in interim as Southeast Missouri State women's soccer coach (08/16/12)
There is a chance Southeast Missouri State soccer coach Heather Nelson will miss the entire 2012 season, according to her husband and Redhawks associate head coach. But Paul Nelson said Wednesday that his wife is expected to be fine eventually after suffering a broken back and a broken wrist during an accident last month...
Southeast Missouri State nabs third in OVC volleyball poll (08/16/12)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team won't sneak up on the rest of the Ohio Valley Conference this season, unlike last year. Southeast was picked third in the OVC preseason poll released Wednesday after its surprise 2011 campaign. Voting was done by the league's coaches and sports information directors...
Southeast Missouri State gymnasts come up short in title defense (08/16/12)
The Southeast Missouri State women's gymnastics team failed to repeat as the nation's top academic squad. But the Redhawks didn't slack in the classroom. It was announced Wednesday that Southeast is the 2012 academic national runner-up, according to the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women...
Garcia to replace Kelly in Cardinals' rotation (08/16/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Left-hander Jaime Garcia will return to the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation Sunday, and the team will shift impressive rookie fill-in Joe Kelly to the bullpen. "He's proved he can go deep in the game for us," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday, a day after Garcia's fourth rehab start. "And he really feels good today, which is a great indicator."...
Rams RB Pead eager to atone for fumble (08/16/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Isaiah Pead is working hard to make a strong second impression. The St. Louis rookie running back committed a costly fumble for the Rams in his first professional game, a 38-3 loss at Indianapolis on Sunday. The 5-foot-10, 197-pounder spent the last few days going extra hard in practice hoping to make amends for his miscue...
Wainwright slows down Diamondbacks (08/16/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Even Adam Wainwright paused to admire the longest home run by a visiting player at seven-year-old Busch Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals pitcher took a quick look at the bleachers beyond the visitor's bullpen where Paul Goldschmidt's 456-foot drive landed in the fourth inning...
Dexter teen wins 2012 National Junior Teen crown at Princess America Pageant (08/16/12)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Even before she was crowned the 2012 National Junior Teen at the Princess America Pageant last month in Orlando, Fla., Lauren Thrower knew she had already won just by being there. "I've always wanted to do a big pageant like this my whole life," the 14-year-old said. "I thought even if I don't win, it's a good experience. It builds good character."...
Hooked on Science: Make an aluminum rod sing (08/16/12)
Using a few materials from around the house you can make a sound by creating friction between your fingers and an aluminum rod. STEP 1: Rub the rosin on your pointer finger and your thumb. STEP 2: Pinch the rod with the other hand at exactly the middle point and hold the rod into the air...
who's neXt 8/16/12 (08/16/12)
Ashley Goggin of Jackson completed the requirements for a Ph.D. in physical therapy from Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. Goggin graduated magna cum laude and is employed at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. -- From staff reports...
neXt up 8/16/12 (08/16/12)
"The Expendables 2," rated R @ Cape West 14 Cine "Paranorman," rated PG @ Cape West 14 Cine "Sparkle," rated PG13 @ Cape West 14 Cine "Hit and Run," rated R @ Cape West 14 Cine Starts Aug. 22 "New Super Mario Bros. 2" 3DS...
Annie Bell (08/16/12)
Annie Lou Bell, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at her home. She was born Sept. 9, 1931, in Greenwood, Miss., to Frank and Maggie Lou Townsend. She and Samuel Bell were married April 2, 1957, in Greenwood. Annie Lou was a member at First Pentecostal Church in Cape Girardeau. She loved attending church and its Bible study groups, and was a mother of the church. She enjoyed spending time with her family...
Larry Gibson (08/16/12)
Larry Lee Gibson, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. He was born Feb. 8, 1950, in St. Louis, to William Ralph and Dorothy Lee Springer Gibson. He and Patsy Irene Tilley were married Nov. 2, 1974. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Dorothy Gibson of St. Louis; three brothers, Gary Gibson of Scott City, Thomas Gibson of Medford, Ore., Ralph Gibson of O'Fallon, Mo.; two sisters, June Headley of Cape Girardeau and Deann Bain of Medford...
Charlotte Hartmann (08/16/12)
Charlotte Hartmann, 90, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Villa Ridge, Ill., died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau. She was born Feb. 4, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Raymond and Mildred Keane Beckman. She and Harry Lehning Hartmann were married April 12, 1947, at Old St. Vincent's Church...
James Kessler Jr. (08/16/12)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- James "Jim" J. Kessler Jr., 75, of Edwardsville, Ill., formerly of Mounds, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge, Ill. Interment will be in the cemetery...
Noble Milam (08/16/12)
BENTON, Mo. — Noble Milam, 73, of Benton died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton is in charge of arrangements.
Laura Rhame (08/16/12)
Laura Rhame, 92, of Maumelle, Ark., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Parkway Help Center in Little Rock, Ark. Visitation will be at 3 p.m. to service time Saturday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park...
Stanley Shaffar (08/16/12)
Stanley D. "Pete" Shaffar, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Aug. 13, 1932, in St. Louis, to George H. and Susie Farish Shaffar Sr. He and Dorothy Faye Frazier were married June 30, 1973, in Sikeston, Mo...
Carol Trost (08/16/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Carol Ann Trost, 61, of Chaffee passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Aug. 14, 1951, in Sikeston, Mo., to Gordon "Doc" and Mabel Louise Graser Shy Jr. Carol and Art Trost were married Nov. 17, 1974. He preceded her in death March 24, 1994...
Margaret Wittwer (08/16/12)
Margaret A. "Mardee" Wittwer, 91, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born May 24, 1921, in Arlington, N.J., to Herndon and Bessie Hall Studley. Mardee was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, loved to travel and read, and was devoted to her family...
Births 8/16/12 (08/16/12)
Daughter to Joshua Ray and Wendy Faye Lewison of Scott City, Southeast Hospital, 3:52 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. Name, Alyssea Noel. Weight, 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Fifth child, second daughter. Mrs. Lewison is the former Wendy Keller, daughter of Kenny and Bonnie Keller of Scott City. She is a child and family advocate/teacher with Chaffee Head Start. Lewison is the son of Orvin and Ruby Lewison of Viroqua, Wis. He is a lineman with Ameren...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/16/12 (08/16/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 08/16/12 (08/16/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Jackson police and fire report 8/16/12 (08/16/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Assaults Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 8/16/12 (08/16/12)
The library of the late Dr. Shelby D. Aubuchon has been given to the Baptist Student Center by his widow, Augusta Aubuchon; Dr. Aubuchon was director of the center from 1939 to 1952. Sister Mary Essner, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Essner of Cape Girardeau, recently made her first profession as a School Sister of Notre Dame at the St. Louis motherhouse...
Impaired driving (08/16/12)
As we enjoy these waning days of summer, it's a good time to remind those on the road to drive safely and not drink and drive. The Missouri Department of Transportation issued a news release this week reminding drivers that about 240 Missouri state and local law enforcement agencies will be part of a national effort to prevent substance-impaired driving from Aug. 17 through Sept. 3. During this time there will be statewide sobriety checkpoints and DWI saturation patrols...
Can we trust our schools? (08/16/12)
As we send our most valuable treasures back to school, I feel compelled to help other parents learn from my mistake. I have always supported the Cape Girardeau School District and naively entrusted the staff and administrators at one of our "better" elementary schools to treat my child with dignity and respect. ...
Speak Out 8/16/12 (08/16/12)
The photo of the albino deer in the Sunday paper is awesome. I agree with the photographer that shooting that deer should be a misdemeanor. Recognizing Obama The Southeast Missourian should rename the Opinion page "Biased Opinion." It is rather sickening, day after day, to see political cartoons that hammer Obama when he has not done anything to deserve this hammering. ...
Prayer 8/16/12 (08/16/12)
O Lord, may we help others do what is right and build them up in you. Amen.
"Tiny Racers" (08/16/12)
Did you attend German Days in Chaffee last Friday or Saturday? If you did and was only there during the day, boy did you miss out on a heck of a good time!! As you passed the booth of the Warchild Riding Group you may have wondered what was the giant wood and plastic display case that sat empty for...
Guardsmen complete personal courage exercise (08/16/12)
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- About 20 Missouri National Guardsmen recently had the chance to display personal courage by overcoming any fear of heights they might have during a rappelling exercise. Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 35th Engineer Brigade, of Fort Leonard Wood, and the 880th Engineer Haul Team, of Perryville, combined to rappel at Sapper Cliff at Training Area 606 on post...
Cape Missouri Veterans Home Carnival run (08/16/12)
Ride your bike or drive your car, come one come all to the annual Warchild RG Veterans Carnival Run. ALL donations raised will benefit the Cape Girardeau Missouri Veterans entertainment fund. The ride will begin at the Cape VFW and end at Sandy's Toddle Inn in Chaffee Missouri, Saturday September 22, 2012. First Bikes out at 10 am, last back in at 5 pm...
Cape Missouri Veterans Home Carnival run (08/16/12)
Ride your bike or drive your car, come one come all to the annual Warchild RG Veterans Carnival Run. ALL donations raised will benefit the Cape Girardeau Missouri Veterans entertainment fund. The ride will begin at the Cape VFW and end at Sandy's Toddle Inn in Chaffee Missouri, Saturday September 22, 2012. First Bikes out at 10 am, last back in at 5 pm...
Trenton's First day of First Grade (08/16/12)
Handsome kid isn't he!!
Pretty in Pink (08/16/12)
My beautiful daughter Aaliyah Renee Brown in her pretty pink dress...
Ready to party (08/16/12)
Aaliyah getting ready for her 1st bridal shower.
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