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Stories from Monday, October 15, 2012

Council proposal would kick underage from bars after 10 p.m. (10/15/12)
Bar owners can do their best to prevent it -- pore over driver's licenses, study every borderline face or mark black X's onto the wrists of those with birth dates that miss the legal age. But David Creech says it's not possible in today's world to outsmart every faker. If the job entails serving cold brews and cocktails, he says, then at some point the patron who pays up the cash and throws back that drink is not legally old enough to drink it...
City, county crafting deal for sporting goods store (10/15/12)
Dedicating a portion of tax revenue from a new sporting goods store coming to Cape Girardeau for infrastructure improvements will be discussed Monday by the Cape Girardeau County Commission, City of Cape Girardeau and Drury Development Corporation. The Cape Girardeau County Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m. ...
Homelessness numbers growing in region (10/15/12)
Cape Girardeau County saw a decrease in homeless, while Scott County's numbers went up
Cairo water customers asked to conserve water (10/15/12)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Water customers in Cairo are being asked to conserve water because of low levels on the Ohio River. Illinois American Water announced in a news release over the weekend that water conservation would be necessary for Cairo customers, and that customers are asked only to use water for critical needs like cooking, bathing and medical needs...
Perry County woman OK after scary ATV wreck (10/15/12)
A Perry County woman injured in a four-wheeler accident near her Brazeau, Mo., farm was listed in good condition Sunday after being airlifted to a St. Louis hospital. Nicole L. Lane was recovering and in good condition Sunday morning at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman. No additional details could be released, the spokeswoman said, citing health care privacy laws...
Candidate questionnaire: Ryan Holder (10/15/12)
NAME: Ryan Holder AGE: 54 PLACE OF BIRTH: Advance, MO SPOUSE'S, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Nancy Wife Two daughters, Leah, Home maker, Jesse, College Student, and two sons, Ethan, US Army, and Zachary, US Navy Four grandchildren, Camielle, Brendan, Andrue, and Kaliegh...
Cape Girardeau County Commission Agenda 10/15/12 (10/15/12)
Administrative Office Building 1 Barton Square, Jackson 9 a.m. today Routine Business CCBDD Minutes CCSD #1 minutes Appointments and possible action items...
Mo. transportation officials promote road safety (10/15/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri officials are watching for aggressive motorists and unsafe truck drivers. The state Department of Transportation says law enforcement agencies plan to pay special attention to safety regulations for commercial vehicles and to unsafe and aggressive motorists. That comes as part of "Operation Safe Driver Week" that started Sunday and continues through Saturday...
Mo. gov. candidates oppose court measure (10/15/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Though it would give governors greater power, Gov. Jay Nixon and challenger Dave Spence both oppose a November ballot measure that would modify Missouri's means of appointing judges to the state Supreme Court and its three appeals courts...
Kansas City police department offer breath tests to bar patrons (10/15/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When bar patrons are lined up on a weekend night to have their intoxication levels checked, that usually means there's a roadblock involved and a threat that some of them may end up behind bars. But on Friday night, drinkers voluntarily stood in line outside Tanner's Bar and Grill in Waldo to have their blood-alcohol levels measured by Kansas City police officers. The bar patrons were promised there would no ramifications or tickets issued...
Confident consumers give US retail sales a lift (10/15/12)
WASHINGTON -- Americans stepped up their spending at retail businesses in September, reflecting higher consumer confidence. The increase was driven by another strong month of auto sales and the release of the iPhone5. Retail sales rose 1.1 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted $412.9 billion, the Commerce Department said Monday. That followed a 1.2 percent increase in August, which was revised slightly higher. Both were the largest gains since October 2010...
Daredevil's sky jump provides global moment of awe (10/15/12)
ROSWELL, New Mexico (AP) -- Felix Baumgartner stood poised in the open hatch of a capsule suspended above Earth, wondering if he would make it back alive. Twenty four miles (38 kilometers) below him, millions of people were watching on the Internet and marveling at the moment...
Skydiver lands smoothly after 24-mile leap (10/15/12)
ROSWELL, N.M. -- Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed gracefully on Earth after a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere in a dramatic, record-breaking feat that may also have marked the world's first supersonic skydive. Baumgartner came down safely in the eastern New Mexico desert about nine minutes after jumping from his capsule 128,097 feet, or roughly 24 miles, above Earth. ...
Advisers: Look for Obama's aggressive side in Tuesday debate (10/15/12)
BURLINGTON, Mass. -- As Mitt Romney's campaign claimed new momentum in the race for the White House, President Barack Obama's political advisers on Sunday promised the incumbent would unleash his more aggressive side in Tuesday's debate to prevent their Republican rival from delivering another "magical and theatrical performance."...
Longtime GOP Senate Arlen Specter dies (10/15/12)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- For most of his 30 years as Pennsylvania's longest-serving U.S. senator and prominent moderate in Congress, Arlen Specter was a Republican, though often at odds with the GOP leadership. He helped end the Supreme Court hopes of former federal appeals Judge Robert H. Bork, who was nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Decades later, he was one of only three Republicans in Congress to vote for President Barack Obama's economic stimulus...
Fewer qualms for gun-rights groups over Romney now (10/15/12)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Gun-rights groups perceive President Barack Obama as a threat to unfettered access to firearms. They once had qualms about Mitt Romney, too. But times and circumstances have changed for Romney, the GOP presidential nominee now in tune with the National Rifle Association and similar organizations, whose members are motivated voters...
Endeavour finally reaches permanent museum home (10/15/12)
LOS ANGELES -- It was supposed to be a slow but smooth journey to retirement, a parade through city streets for a shuttle that logged millions of miles in space. But Endeavour's final mission turned out to be a logistical headache that delayed its arrival to its museum resting place by about 17 hours...
Small Social Security benefit increase for '13 (10/15/12)
WASHINGTON -- Social Security recipients shouldn't expect a big increase in monthly benefits come January. Preliminary figures show the annual benefit boost will be between 1 percent and 2 percent, which would be among the lowest since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. Monthly benefits for retired workers now average $1,237, meaning the typical retiree can expect a raise of between $12 and $24 a month...
Today in History (10/15/12)
Today is Monday, Oct. 15, the 289th day of 2012. There are 77 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 15, 1917, Dutch dancer Mata Hari, convicted of spying for the Germans, was executed by a French firing squad outside Paris...
Historians: Cuban missile crisis more compromise than faceoff (10/15/12)
HAVANA -- The world stood at the brink of Armageddon for 13 days in October 1962 when President John F. Kennedy drew a symbolic line in the Atlantic and warned of dire consequences if Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev dared to cross it. An American U-2 spy plane flying high over Cuba had snapped aerial photographs of Soviet ballistic missile sites that could launch nuclear warheads with little warning at the United States, just 90 miles away. ...
Syria accused of cluster bomb use (10/15/12)
BEIRUT -- The Syrian regime was accused Sunday of dropping cluster bombs -- indiscriminate scattershot munitions banned by most nations -- in a new sign of desperation and disregard for its own people. The international group Human Rights Watch cited amateur video and testimony from the front lines in making the allegation against the government of President Bashar Assad...
Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team wins home finale 2-1 (10/15/12)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team sent its seniors out with a win in their final home game. Several underclassmen who played key roles in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Morehead State at Houck Stadium couldn't have been happier for their older squad leaders...
Cardinals claim Game 1 of NLCS (10/15/12)
This time, Carlos Beltran, David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals took a six-run lead -- and held onto it, barely. Beltran and Freese hit two-run homers and these wild, wild-card Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Sunday night in Game 1 of the NL championship series...
Rams rally comes up short against Dolphins (10/15/12)
MIAMI -- Half an hour after Greg Zuerlein missed a 66-yard field goal attempt, he had enough leg left to be kicking himself. "I can make that kick," the St. Louis Rams rookie said. "I just didn't come through. The misfire came on the final play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, who held on for a 17-14 win...
Cardinals test the faith of their fans once more (10/15/12)
The Cardinals seemed to be a true team of destiny last year, when they needed a late charge and a historic collapse by the Braves to barely make the playoffs, then rode a miraculous Game 6 comeback against the Rangers to win the World Series. But as far as destiny goes, fans might have to make room for what transpired late Friday night against the Nationals in Washington, D.C...
BioKyowa Inc. planning multimillion dollar expansion to boost production of amino acids (10/15/12)
In a period of economic uncertainty, there is one commodity that continues to drive production and add American jobs: amino acids. BioKyowa Inc. of Cape Girardeau is on the brink of a multimillion dollar expansion to boost its production of amino acids for the food and pharmaceutical industries...
Southeast Missourian hosts social media, online marketing seminar (10/15/12)
By staff reports Does your business need an online marketing makeover? Wondering if you should be on Facebook and Twitter and whether these tools can help you make money? The Southeast Missourian is hosting seven free seminars with national online marketing and social media expert Shannon Kinney Oct. 30 to 31 and Nov. 1 at the Concourse Building in Cape Girardeau...
Names in the news (10/15/12)
JOHNSON JOINS P.B. REALTY POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Steve Johnson joined Poplar Bluff Realty Inc. as a real estate agent. He has worked in business management for 27 years. HICKS ATTENDS VETERINARY TRAINING POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Dr. Cathy Hicks, practitioner at Hicks Animal Hospital, attended the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association's Fall Equine Dentistry Lecture and Wet Lab in Union, Mo. ...
Health briefs (10/15/12)
EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS JOIN SAINT FRANCIS Saint Francis Medical Center added several physicians to its emergency team. The Saint Francis Emergency and Trauma Center now has the largest emergency team in Southeast Missouri and is the region's only state-designated Level III Trauma Center. ...
Briefs (10/15/12)
CROWN VALLEY BY ENGLER PARK OPENS FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Crown Valley by Engler Park has opened in what was previously the Champagne House, the Park Hills Daily Journal reported. The Champagne House shut down in November. The idea behind Crown Valley by Engler Park is to appeal to the everyday consumer in the Farmington area and make Crown products more convenient. ...
Bankruptcies (10/15/12)
Bankruptcies filed through September for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Tax liens (10/15/12)
Cape Girardeau County Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Scott R. Clark, recorder of deeds, during September are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS designation. For more information, contact the recorder's office at (573) 243-8123...
Business licenses (10/15/12)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during September include the following:Annie-Em's At Home LLC, 42 N. Main St. Belinda Bollinger-Lair, licensed massage therapist, 1301 N. Kingshighway, Suite G Butcher's Hollow Haunts, 211 N. Spring St. Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers, 607 S. Kingshighway...
The price of solar panels continues to drop, making solar power more cost-effective for mainstream use (10/15/12)
Solar power has long been known for its environmental benefits, but as the technology becomes more affordable, it's taken on mainstream use in homes, farms and businesses. "The price of solar has gone from a very niche application to an application that's competitive on a head-to-head basis with the purchase of electricity in many ways," says Mark Nussbaum, area engineer for the USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service in Jackson. ...
High-tech medicine: a look at how technology plays a critical role in medical advances (10/15/12)
Whether it's smartphone apps that keep doctors connected to their patients or software to improve record-keeping, technology plays a critical role in medical advances. Here, we look at a couple of those areas: Improving electronic medical records SoutheastHEALTH and Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., formed a new company, Servir, to build and manage a common networking and data storage center for both organizations. ...
United Way disperses 2011 campaign funds (10/15/12)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri has distributed $850,000, mostly from its 2011 campaign collections, to local programs and services to help those in need in the Cape Girardeau, Jackson, and Scott City areas. A panel of 25 individuals met in early September to review the outcomes reported by all funded programs from the past year...
People on the move 10/15/12 (10/15/12)
Dr. Muhannad Al-Kilani, was recently recertified as a Certified Clinical Densitometrist by The International Society for Clinical Densitometry. The recertification allows Al-Kilani to continue performing bone mineral density testing to evaluate osteoporosis and fracture risk. ...
Talking Shop with Shannon Kinney, national online marketing and social media expert (10/15/12)
Shannon Kinney, national online marketing and social media expert, is founder and client success officer for Dream Local Digital, a national company that creates digital content and social media campaigns for local businesses. Q: Tell me how your career evolved to get you to where you are today? ...
Dorothy Fluegel (10/15/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dorothy Jean Fluegel, 80, of Perryville died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Independence Care Center in Perryville. She was born May 29, 1932, at Perryville, to Sylvester and Laura Polly Guyot Unterreiner. She married Raymond Fluegel May 1, 1952, in Perry County...
Jerry Smith (10/15/12)
Joel "Jerry" Smith, 87, of Jackson passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. He was born March 1, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, son of Jesse "Gad" and Tishie Seabaugh Smith. He and Susan Elizabeth "Liz" Dale were married March 20, 1955 in Hernando, Miss.  She survives...
Rosemary Stearns (10/15/12)
Rosemary Stearns, 80, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born October 18, 1931 in Fruitland, daughter of Samuel P. and Nancy Hargraves Sides. She and Freddie Lee Stearns were married June 3, 1950. They had been married 56 years when he passed away June 25, 2006...
Raymond Choate (10/15/12)
Raymond Choate, 91, of Lick Creek, Il., died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at his home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15 at the funeral home, with Rev. Mark Roath and Pastor Joe Gerkin officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Hall Cemetery...
Hannah Kerr (10/15/12)
Hannah Althea Kerr, 5 weeks old, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., received her angel wings on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She was born Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in Memphis, Tenn., to Adam Peter and Melissa Rene (Mack) Kerr...
Lois Adelman (10/15/12)
Lois L. Adelman, 86, of Jackson died Oct. 13, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was born on June 24, 1926 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, daughter of Dewitt and Bertha (Kroeger) Simmerman. She and Blaine Adelman Sr. were married on Dec. 22, 1983. He preceded her in death on June 15, 2000...
Births 10/15/12 (10/15/12)
Son to Matthew Paul and Mandilyn Rae Lohmann of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 2:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Name, Wyatt Matthew. Weight, 9 pounds, 1 ounce. First child. Mrs. Lohmann is the former Mandilyn Holt, daughter of Pam Holt of Sedgewickville, Mo. She is a surgical technologist at Saint Francis. Lohmann is the son of Mary Lohmann and Terry Lohmann of Perryville, Mo. He is a truck driver with Don Heil Oil Co...
Jackson fire report 10/14/12 (10/15/12)
Firefighters responded to the following call Friday. Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday...
Cape police report 10/15/12 (10/15/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items Monday. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Out of the past 10/15/12 (10/15/12)
Despite low water conditions in the Mississippi River channel between St. Paul and Baton Rouge, there has been no serious disruption of commercial navigation on the river; at Cape Girardeau, the stage in the morning is 9.3 feet. Funding is now in place for the widening of a section of Independence Street; the $364,000 project, which has been on the drawing board for years, involves the widening of Independence from Kingshighway to East Rodney Drive...
Recruiting industry (10/15/12)
City leaders consistently look for ways to attract jobs to their towns. While each town would like to serve as the home for a new major employer, the truth is that industrial recruitment goes much farther than city borders. For instance, there are people who live in Jackson but work in Cape Girardeau, and vice versa. Bottom line: jobs in one city benefit the region...
Speak Out 10/15/12 (10/15/12)
I hope everyone noticed on the business page that the median income in Cape Girardeau County fell from $44,500 in 2010 to $39,200 in 2011. New census data shows that 2,000 more families fell below the poverty line. I hope everyone saw this and sees what happens in our own county...
Prayer 10/15/12 (10/15/12)
Father God, we give thanks to you, for your love endures forever. Amen.
MDC, DU celebrate 75-years at Wetland Field Day (10/15/12)
PUXICO, Mo. -- If you thought you heard a group of owls, wild turkeys, squirrels and other wildlife celebrating at Duck Creek Conservation Area (CA) Saturday morning, you were mistaken. Although the area is populated with a wide diversity of wildlife, the Saturday morning calls were part of a wildlife calling program that kicked off a joint celebration of the 75-year anniversaries of both the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Ducks Unlimited (DU)...
Cape Central Orchestra Fall Concert (10/15/12)
The Cape Central Orchestra will present their fall concert Tuesday October 23, 2012 in the Cape Central Fieldhouse. During the concert students will be recognized for making District Honor Orchestra which will take place on November 16 in Sikeston, MO. They will also be rocking out to arrangements from Ralph Hultgren, Richard A. Stephan and Paul W. Whear. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend...
Lady Tiger Softball wins District Championship (10/15/12)
Although they entered the season seeded sixth, when the Cape Central High School Lady Tiger Softball Team finished their season, they had defeated Hillsboro, seeded number three; Jackson, seeded number two; and Farmington, seeded number one. The team also managed to defeat all three of their district opponents with a combined score of 32-11. ...
NRA GRANT BENEFITS CAPE COUNTY 4-H SHOOTING SPORT (10/15/12)
Cape Girardeau County 4-H Shooting Sports received an National Rifle Association Grant of equipment and money. Included in the grant were a dozen Easton Genesis arrows, two Remington Model 11-87 Sportsmen shotguns, four Ruger Kmkii678H 22 caliber pistols, and two Savage Mark IG 22 caliber rifles...
Litzelfelner wins Gateway PGA Fall Event (10/15/12)
Jack Litzelfelner III of Jackson won the Gateway PGA fall event at Tapawingo in Sunset Hills October 14 with a score of 79. This was Litzelfelner's 4th victory of the year.
Third Tuesday Tea Time - Election Day Activism (10/15/12)
CAPE COUNTY TEA PARTY - THIRD TUESDAY TEA TIME On October 16th, 2012 at 6:30pm, the Cape County Tea Party (CCTP) will hold its open monthly meeting at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The meeting is called the Third Tuesday Tea Time and is held on the Third Tuesday of each month to continue the work to complete our Mission as stated below...
pet photo of the week (10/15/12)
these are our two boys Oliver & Max. They are always sitting around close to each other. They bring so much joy & love in our lives. When we're sitting at home, they always manage to come find us & get up on our laps & give us some attention. I think they love us as much as we love them...
fall trees (10/15/12)
Looking out my back door at home at all the pretty fall trees.
Lain's Tractor Bed (10/15/12)
Grandson Lain's wish of a tractor bed came true! Thanks to Paw-Paw Craig Friese and Great Paw-Paw Paul Friese, they designed, built, and painted this IH Tractor bed especially for Lain Rees.
Cape County Park North October (10/15/12)
Cape County Park North October 14, 2012
4-H YOUTH PLACES 2ND IN STATE COMPETITION (10/15/12)
Cort Hutchason placed 2nd in 4-H State Skeet Doubles Competition at Columbia in September. In his first year in the 4-H shotgun program, he hit 23 out of 50 clay birds. Over 300 4-H youth competeted at the state shotgun meet. Shotgun is one of the projects under the 4-H Shooting Sports program in Cape Cirardeau County. Archery, Rifle, Muzzleloading, and Pistol are other 4-H projects...
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