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Stories from Thursday, November 1, 2012

Broadway business owners celebrate completion of street project (11/01/12)
Broadway business owners, who struggled through a summer of construction, celebrated Wednesday that the $4.41 million street project is now complete. They say they're encouraged and excited to see their neighbors taking the initiative to paint or put up new signs in an effort to upgrade their own businesses. Improvements on Broadway are contagious and spreading upward from the new street and sidewalks to the tip tops of the buildings that line it...
Broadway officially reopens with ribbon cutting Wednesday (11/01/12)
Broadway, said the mayor of Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, should never be done. "We want it to be constantly evolving," Harry Rediger told local officials, city staff, downtown business owners and community group leaders who gathered in the 500 block of the street to cut the ribbon on a $4.4 million road resurfacing and streetscape project. The reworked stretch of road opened completely to traffic and pedestrians last month...
Ripley County farm trail cameras confirm mountain lion sighting (11/01/12)
STRINGTOWN, Mo. -- A second mountain lion sighting has been confirmed in Southeast Missouri in the last few weeks. The latest involved a cat captured by two separate trail cameras on a northeast Ripley County farm off County Road K-5 by Lee Ray Pickrell. The photos were taken just after 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday...
Perryville man charged in several offenses in short time (11/01/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Adam M. Hahn apparently has become a familiar face to those in Perry County law enforcement. Considering the circumstances under which they have met, the faces generally are not friendly. On Tuesday, the 23-year-old Perryville resident saw felony charges of burglary and theft filed against him, marking only the latest accusations against a man who has seen a year marked by a string of such charges on various offenses...
Perry, Bollinger counties to select sheriffs for next four-year term (11/01/12)
No matter what happens Tuesday, two Southeast Missouri sheriffs are assured their badges for at least four more years. Not so in two nearby counties where that iconic five-pointed star is up for grabs in races between a 20-year incumbent with a familiar foe and two who are trying to replace a sitting sheriff who has already been set aside...
Jackson teenager struck, killed by train in Iowa (11/01/12)
STANTON, Iowa -- A Jackson teenager was killed last month when she was hit by a train in Iowa. Jessica Lynn Randolph, 18, was killed Oct. 19 at Stanton, according to the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency. Police were called at 5:24 p.m. by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train reporting a train versus pedestrian accident. Randolph was pronounced dead at the scene...
Memorial sign dedication ceremony planned for fallen soldier (11/01/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A sign marking the Spc. James Burnett Jr. Memorial Highway will be dedicated at 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Advance Elementary School cafeteria, 33790 State Highway 91 North, in Advance, Mo. State Sen. Rob Mayer sponsored legislation naming Highway 25 in Stoddard County, from the city limits of Advance to one mile south of the city limits, after. ...
Route HH in Stoddard Co. reduced for bridge repairs (11/01/12)
Route HH in Stoddard County, between Highway 153 and County Road 785, will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform asphalt repairs on the approaches to the bridge. Weather permitting, the work will be done Wednesday, Nov. 7 through Nov. 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. For additional information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636, or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
Longtime Cardinals organist Ernie Hays dies at 77 (11/01/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ernie Hays, an organist who was a fixture at St. Louis sporting events and provided the soundtrack of Cardinals baseball for four decades, has died, the team said Thursday. The St. Louis native, who spent 40 seasons as the baseball team's organist, died Wednesday night at age 77. A cause of death was not disclosed...
Midwest economy: State-by-state glance for October (11/01/12)
The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national survey to consult supply managers and business leaders. Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss oversees the report...
Survey suggests economic slump looming in Midwest (11/01/12)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Another economic slump may be developing in the Midwest and Plains states, according to a survey of business leaders released Thursday. The Mid-America Business Conditions index is based on monthly surveys of business leaders and supply managers in nine states. It includes a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests growth while a score below 50 suggests decline for that factor...
St. Louis-area school resource officer charged with sex crime (11/01/12)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- A St. Louis-area school resource officer is facing charges for alleged sexual contact with a student at the high school. St. Louis County prosecutors have charged 27-year-old Ronald Freeman with one count of sexual contact with a student. He is jailed on $50,000 bond and does not have a listed attorney. Freeman is a Wellston police officer and works as a school resource officer at Normandy High School...
Thieves steal Christmas toys from Lebanon, Mo., charity (11/01/12)
LEBANON, Mo. -- Police in a small southwest Missouri town are looking for thieves who broke into a charity and stole Christmas toys meant for needy children. The thieves got away last week with thousands of dollars in toys from the Lebanon Free Store...
Romney faces scrutiny on aid in storm's wake (11/01/12)
WASHINGTON -- There is nothing like a natural disaster to test the depth of politicians' preference for small government. And so it turns out that after superstorm Sandy battered the East Coast, Mitt Romney is far more supportive of the government agency in charge of coordinating disaster relief...
Obama to NJ residents: 'We are here for you' (11/01/12)
BRIGANTINE, N.J. -- President Barack Obama, swooping in for a somber look at Sandy's storm-whipped destruction, pledged to the hurting people of New Jersey and beyond on Wednesday that "we are here for you and we will not forget." Commanding the federal response to the disaster, Obama spent a day doling out hugs, handshakes and promises of military might to help. And he soaked in the praise of one of Republican challenger Mitt Romney's top surrogates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie...
Boy Scouts host anti-abuse forum (11/01/12)
The Boy Scouts of America is hosting an unprecedented closed-door symposium today with representatives of other national organizations. They hope sharing strategies to combat future child sex abuse. The 10 participating groups, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the YMCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters, will hear presentations from some of the nation's top experts on the subject...
First look: iPad Mini (11/01/12)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It only takes a few minutes playing with the iPad Mini, which starts at $329, to realize the scaled-down tablet computer will be a surefire hit with longtime Apple disciples and potential converts. The iPad Mini is 7.87 inches tall and 5.3 inches wide, compared with the full-size iPad, which is 9.5 inches by 7.31 inches...
NYC struggles with the basics after killer storm (11/01/12)
NEW YORK -- Flights resumed, but slowly. The New York Stock Exchange got back to business, but on generator power. And with the subways still down, great numbers of people walked across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan in a reverse of the exodus of 9/11...
Big Apple improvises to reopen for business (11/01/12)
NEW YORK -- Two days after superstorm Sandy brought business in New York City to a standstill, stores that lost power are again serving customers, albeit by flashlight. Companies with closed offices are setting up shop in coffeehouses. And the owner of the Skylight Diner is borrowing bacon from his neighbors because the restaurant's cupboard is bare...
U.S. stocks mixed after historic two-day close (11/01/12)
NEW YORK -- Stocks closed mixed Wednesday in their first session since Hurricane Sandy forced a historic two-day shutdown of trading. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 10.75 points to 13,096.46. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose, but barely -- up 0.22 of a point to 1,412.16...
Today in History (11/01/12)
Today is Thursday, Nov. 1, the 306th day of 2012. There are 60 days left in the year. This is All Saints Day. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 1, 1512, Michelangelo's just-completed paintings on the ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel were publicly unveiled by the artist's patron, Pope Julius II...
State says go home and sleep, 24/7 Egypt resists (11/01/12)
CAIRO -- Egypt's capital prides itself on being city that never sleeps, with crowds filling cafes and shops open into till the small hours. So, the government is facing a backlash from businesses and the public as it vows to impose nationwide rules closing stores and restaurants early...
Syria war puts anti-US alliance on the defensive (11/01/12)
BEIRUT -- When the Hamas rulers of Gaza recently gave a hero's welcome to the ruler of Qatar, an arch foe of the Syrian regime, it sent a strong message reverberating across the capitals in Tehran, Damascus and Beirut. The powerful, anti-American alliance of Iran, Syria and militant groups Hezbollah and Hamas, once dubbed the "Axis of Resistance," is showing signs of fraying...
Central football team upsets Sikeston in district semifinals (11/01/12)
SIKESTON -- Chris Martin wanted redemption, and he got it. The Central senior scored on a 4-yard touchdown plunge with 45 seconds remaining to lift the Tigers to a thrilling 17-14 victory over No. 1 seed Sikeston in a Class 4, District 1 semifinal Wednesday night...
Saxony Lutheran soccer team falls 3-1 in district title game (11/01/12)
FESTUS, Mo. -- St. Pius won the pre-game coin toss and elected to attack with the wind in the Class 1 District 1 championship soccer match Wednesday afternoon. It provided the fast start the Lancers wanted. St. Pius netted two first-half goals and claimed their second consecutive district title 3-1 over Saxony Lutheran...
Jackson football team rolls past Vianney into district final (11/01/12)
Vianney superstar junior tailback Markel Smith got his yards in the rematch. Jackson got just about everything else. The host Indians continued their resurgent season by dismantling Vianney for the second time this year, 54-14 Wednesday night in a Class 5 District 1 semifinal...
Caruthersville ends season for Scott City football team (11/01/12)
Scott City lost 42-0 to Caruthersville in Class 2 District 1
Southeast Missouri State's Abbott is selected OVC soccer's top defender (11/01/12)
Four Southeast Missouri State soccer players were recognized Wednesday by being named to all-Ohio Valley Conference teams. Headlining the list was senior defender Hayley Abbott, honored as the conference's defensive player of the year along with making the all-OVC first team...
Injury problems continue for Southeast Missouri women's basketball player Taylor (11/01/12)
Ty Margenthaler's second year as Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach already has started eerily similar to his first. Margenthaler only can hope things get better. Southeast is once again riddled by injuries before the season even begins...
Awards and scholarships (11/01/12)
Several local students have been awarded scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2013-2014 academic year:n Allyson Bock of Uniontown, Mo., was awarded the University Scholarship and Residence Life Leadership Award. --From staff reports...
Water bottle experiment separates yolk, white (11/01/12)
Some of you might have cracked an egg this morning, but did you know you can use a water bottle to separate the yolk from the white. MATERIALS INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Crack the uncooked egg and place the contents onto a plate. STEP 2: Squeeze the water bottle, place the opening of the water bottle close to the yolk of the egg, and then release the water bottle until the entire yolk is inside the water bottle...
From New York to Nashville: musical artist returns home to share experiences with local students (11/01/12)
Tom Vaughn knows about discovering a passion for music at a young age. It eventually led him to perform in cabarets in New York City and release two albums. Vaughn, a graduate of Cape Girardeau Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University, recently shared his story at home with students at Deer Creek Christian Academy, advising them to follow what they love to do...
Hitting the high notes (11/01/12)
Perryville public schools fifth graders in Becca Sides' music classes are learning to play recorders using a series of tests where they can earn "belts" if they advance to the next level. "Recorder Karate" rewards students with ribbons to tie around their instruments much like martial arts students earn belts for mastery of their art. Pictured are fifth-grader Sabrina Sides rehearsing for an attempt to earn a white belt with instructor Becca Sides...
George Washington featured in popular new video game (11/01/12)
McLEAN, Va. -- War and video games seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. But those games usually involve tanks and machine guns and Tet offensives; not horses, bayonets and Bunker Hill. One of the biggest game releases for the upcoming holiday season is immersing players in the Revolutionary War, with key cameos from George Washington, Ben Franklin and other founding fathers...
Lois Farmer (11/01/12)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Lois G. Farmer, 89, of Kennett departed this life Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 16, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, to Truman E. and Irene M. Ehrenschneider Gladish. She and Everett Emro Farmer were married June 12, 1947, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death June 2, 2012...
Wanda Nolen (11/01/12)
Wanda Nolen, 81, of Jackson, formerly of Anniston, Mo., died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service today at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home, with David Pringle officiating. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery...
Bryan Walker (11/01/12)
Bryan Robert Walker, 47, of Hendersonville, Tenn., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian in Pittsburgh. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau...
Births 11/1/12 (11/01/12)
Daughter to Richard Gordon and Emily Lee Lewis of Jackson, Southeast Hospital, 12:57 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Name, Logan Elise. Weight, 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Sixth daughter. Mrs. Lewis is the former Emily Paschall. Lewis is employed by Pyramid Home Health Services...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/01/12 (11/01/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/01/12 (11/01/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Jackson police report 11/01/12 (11/01/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 11/1/12 (11/01/12)
Dr. August T. Mennicke, first vice president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, is guest preacher at Trinity Lutheran Church; he delivers the sermons for Reformation Day Festival services, and is the keynote convocation speaker for the Bootheel, Cape Girardeau and Jackson circuits of Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod...
Romney will restore the country's fiscal sanity (11/01/12)
Less than a week from now we should know. But given the closeness of this presidential election, there's a slight chance a week from now this election outcome may still remain in limbo. I feel a sense of frustration that the circulation of this small column will reach readers already a solid majority in support of Mitt Romney...
Superstorm Sandy (11/01/12)
This week the east coast of the United States has been hammered by superstorm Sandy. Many of us have family and friends in the areas affected by the storm, and our hearts go out to all who have been injured or seen property damage. An Associated Press story in Wednesday's Southeast Missourian tallied U.S. ...
Speak Out (11/01/12)
I would like to comment about all the problems and difficulties the United States has been going through for it seems like years and years. Just a thought, maybe, just maybe, America ought to bring God back into the picture. We've taken prayer out of schools, we've done a lot to eliminate God from our daily presence. Maybe we should put him No. 1 in our lives and see how our problems go. If our politicians had God No. 1 in their lives they wouldn't be slinging mud to get into office...
Prayer 11/1/12 (11/01/12)
O Heavenly Father, may all turn to you in life's storms. Amen.
Pennies (11/01/12)
Master Printmaker, Margaret Craig, Chair of the Printmaking Department at San Antonio, Texas, Southwest School of Art is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, for the Mid America Print Council conference at Southeast Missouri State University (Nov. 1-3 at the River Campus)...
TEAM UP FOR TRIVIA (11/01/12)
A Trivia Night to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be held on Friday November 30, 2012 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jackson. Doors will open at 6 PM and trivia will begin at 7 PM. The cost is $20/ person and teams will consist of 8 players. Snacks and drinks will be available...
What are the indications of High Blood Pressure? (11/01/12)
High blood pressure is a chronic disease that occurs and affects a large number of people around the globe annually. Patient suffering from high blood pressure may suffer from severe illness and complications caused by the syndrome and some of the major complications caused by high blood pressure are heart attack, cerebral and cardiac damage, stroke, paralysis, renal failure, organ failure, etc. ...
Central Middle School Fifth Graders of the Month (11/01/12)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for October are, from left: (front row) Avery Rayfield, Mason Dunn, Jowairia Khalid and Kennedy Keys; (second row) Anna Priest, Gabe Bengston and Mina McKee; (third row) Lydia Garner, Haley Scott, Karley Thomas and Gunner Crosnoe. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as a Partner in Education with Central Middle School...
Central Middle School Sixth Graders of the Month (11/01/12)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for October are, from left: (front row) Matthew Diamond, Hannah Taylor, Luke Laramore and Jeffrey Bittle; (second row) Jamila Campbell, Kaitlin Ritter, Trinaton Ware and Graeme Moore; (third row) Emily Webb, Levi Wilson and Trevor Ogdon. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as a Partner in Education with Central Middle School...
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