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Stories from Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Emerson cruises to 10th term representing 8th District (11/07/12)
Missouri's longest-serving member of Congress will stay longer following Tuesday's election. U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson received 75 percent of the vote in the 8th District, which spans 30 southeast and
Jackson approves sales tax for community center, parks (11/07/12)
A quarter-cent sales tax to help fund operations at a new Jackson community center and other park upgrades passed in Tuesday's general election with 58 percent of the vote. Proposition 1 received 3,973 yes votes and 2,762 no votes, paving the way for the Jackson Community Betterment Corp., formerly known as the Southeast Missouri Medical Center, to donate more than $3 million to help build a community center on East Deerwood Drive...
Three from Perryville charged in child sex abuse case (11/07/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Daniel S. Fortner had already committed an unthinkable offense against a Southeast Missouri toddler, police say, when he met a Perryville mother of four earlier this year. The 38-year-old man, in fact, had only been released from a Missouri prison in April after a decade behind bars for sexually assaulting the 3-year-old girl...
Republicans take all but 149th in area state legislative races (11/07/12)
When Holly Rehder's defeat of Bart Ziegenhorn came late in the evening Tuesday, it was the end of a long road on the campaign trail, the newly-elected Sikeston native said of the race for the 148th House district. "I'm very humbled by the support," said Rehder, who garnered more than 60 percent of the vote.
Schaaf wins big in Perry, Shell wins Bollinger sheriff race (11/07/12)
Southeast Missouri voters in two sheriffs races overwhelmingly sent one longtime lawman back to office while those in another were more indecisive in their choice to take over for a controversial predecessor. Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf, a Republican with 20 years on the job, again thumped Democratic challenger Ted Christisen by more than 5,000 votes -- about the same margin of victory he saw in 2008. ...
Kiefer, Mason win races in Scott Co. offices (11/07/12)
Incumbents in the commissioner's and recorder's were victorious Tuesday night in Scott County. With all precincts reporting from the second district, Democratic Second District Commissioner Donnie Kiefer defeated his Republican opponent Will Yates 5,739 votes to 2,588...
Reitzel easily wins Cape County public admin (11/07/12)
Republican Lisa Reitzel, a nurse from Delta, will be Cape Girardeau County's new public administrator, winning 69 percent of the vote in Tuesday's general election. Democrat Mary Cotner, 62, a physical therapist assistant received 10,483 votes, to Reitzel's 23,648 votes...
Marble Hill voters reject tax shift (11/07/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- For the second time, voters in Marble Hill voted against redirecting the half-cent sales tax from capital improvement to the general fund. The vote failed 249-212. In the Marble Hill precinct it squeaked past by a vote, but the defeat came mostly from the Lutesville precinct...
Heaps retains Perry Co. Commission post (11/07/12)
Southeast Missourian Perry County saw a tight race for its contested commission seat on Tuesday, with Democratic incumbent Patrick Heaps narrowly winning re-election in the First District despite a strong challenge from Republican Donna Ballman. Heaps was returned to his post with 1,896 to Ballman's 1,765, according to the county clerk's unofficial cumulative report that reflected all nine of the district's precincts. ...
Gordonville voters expand fire district board to five (11/07/12)
Voters agreed to add two more places at the table on the Gordonville Area Fire Protection District board, which proponents say will create a more diversified organization and perhaps avoid problems of the past. The measure won easily on Tuesday, with 2,161 of the district's voters saying yes to 287 no votes, or with nearly 88 percent of the vote. ...
General election vote totals: Scott County (11/07/12)
The following totals are for contested races and ballot issues only. Barack Obama (D): xx Mitt Romney (R): xx Gary Johnson (L): xx Virgil Goode (C): xx Claire McCaskill (D): xx Todd Akin (R): xx Jonathan Dine (L): xx Jeremiah "Jay" Nixon (D): xx David "Dave" Spence (R): xx...
General election vote totals: Bollinger County (11/07/12)
The following totals are for contested races and ballot issues only. Barack Obama (D): xx Mitt Romney (R): xx Gary Johnson (L): xx Virgil Goode (C): xx Claire McCaskill (D): xx Todd Akin (R): xx Jonathan Dine (L): xx Jeremiah "Jay" Nixon (D): xx David "Dave" Spence (R): xx...
General election vote totals: Perry County (11/07/12)
The following totals are for contested races and ballot issues only. Barack Obama (D): xx Mitt Romney (R): xx Gary Johnson (L): xx Virgil Goode (C): xx Claire McCaskill (D): xx Todd Akin (R): xx Jonathan Dine (L): xx Jeremiah "Jay" Nixon (D): xx David "Dave" Spence (R): xx...
General election vote totals: Cape Girardeau County (11/07/12)
The following totals are for contested races and ballot issues only. Barack Obama (D): xx Mitt Romney (R): xx Gary Johnson (L): xx Virgil Goode (C): xx Claire McCaskill (D): xx Todd Akin (R): xx Jonathan Dine (L): xx Jeremiah "Jay" Nixon (D): xx David "Dave" Spence (R): xx...
General election vote totals: Stoddard County (11/07/12)
The following totals are for contested races and ballot issues only. Barack Obama (D): xx Mitt Romney (R): xx Gary Johnson (L): xx Virgil Goode (C): xx Claire McCaskill (D): xx Todd Akin (R): xx Jonathan Dine (L): xx Jeremiah "Jay" Nixon (D): xx David "Dave" Spence (R): xx...
Stoddard Co. votes full time for prosecutor (11/07/12)
Stoddard County's prosecuting attorney will now be a full-time job. With all of the county's precincts reporting, voters chose to make the prosecutor position full-time, from its current part-time status, by 6,959 votes to 5,470
Local voters file in 'nonstop' (11/07/12)
Election officials gauged turnout as "nonstop" in Cape Girardeau County on Tuesday, while voters said the presidential and U.S. Senate races were driving them to the polls. In Scott County, contested legislative races were also bringing voters out in high numbers.
Mo. GOP claims veto-proof majority in Legislature (11/07/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Republicans padded their control of the state Legislature and claimed a historic advantage in the state House that gives the party more than the two-thirds majority it would need to override any veto from Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon...
Mo. voter turnout at 65.7 percent, less than 2008 (11/07/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri voters voted in big numbers in this year's election, but not as big as in 2008, according to figures released Wednesday. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's office said 2.7 million people, or 65.7 percent of voters, turned out for Tuesday's general election. Both the raw number and the percentage were down from 2008, when a record 2.9 million voters, or 69.4 percent, went to the polls...
Rape remark defined Akin's campaign, McCaskill win (11/07/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri congressman Todd Akin called it his "six-second mistake." As it turns out, his remark about "legitimate rape" was more than enough to sink his U.S. Senate campaign. Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill notched a resounding victory over her Republican challenger in Tuesday's election, achieving the largest winning margin for a Missouri Senate race in 18 years despite entering the 2012 campaign as a self-described underdog...
Democrat Kander wins Mo. secretary of state race (11/07/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Democratic Missouri House member Jason Kander has won the race for Missouri secretary of state. Kander beat fellow state lawmaker Shane Schoeller early Wednesday and will succeed Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, who opted not to run for a third term...
Mo. Gov. Nixon wins re-election over GOP Spence (11/07/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon won re-election Tuesday, turning back a challenge from Republican businessman Dave Spence in a job-themed campaign in which voters were given two distinctly different viewpoints on the health of Missouri's economy...
McCaskill defeats Akin; Dems keep Mo. Senate seat (11/07/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Once considered among the most vulnerable incumbents in Congress, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill rebounded Tuesday to win re-election over Republican Todd Akin, whose campaign never recovered from his much-criticized remark about "legitimate rape."
Missouri voters reject tobacco tax hike again (11/07/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the third time in a decade, Missouri voters have rejected a bid to raise the state's lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax.
Kinder, other Mo. incumbents win; secretary of state race close (11/07/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Missouri voters handed Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder a rare third term Tuesday while retaining several other incumbents in statewide offices. Kinder held off Democratic challenger Susan Montee, a former state auditor, while Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster won a second term by defeating Republican Ed Martin, who was chief of staff to former Gov. ...
Zweifel re-elected as Mo. treasurer (11/07/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel has won re-election, beating a state lawmaker from St. Louis County. Election results Tuesday show that Zweifel earned a second and final four-year term as treasurer. The Democrat defeated Republican House member Cole McNary...
It's a 50-50 nation, give or take (11/07/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The election laid bare a dual -- and dueling -- nation, politically speaking, jaggedly split down the middle on the presidency and torn over much else. It seems you can please only half of the people nearly all of the time. Americans retained the fractious balance of power in re-electing President Barack Obama, a Republican House and a Democratic Senate, altogether serving as guarantors of the gridlock that voters say they despise. ...
Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy (11/07/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions.
Fear, looting grip NYC; new storm threatens East Coast (11/07/12)
NEW YORK -- Richard Chan prowled around his cold, dark Staten Island home with knives and a sword to protect it from thieves, standing his ground as another East Coast storm threatened and police went door-to-door with loudspeakers warning people to get out...
Democrats hold edge in Senate; GOP easily retains House control (11/07/12)
WASHINGTON -- Democrats won a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio and Connecticut to maintain the control they've held since 2007...
Exit poll: Economy remains top concern (11/07/12)
WASHINGTON -- Rising prices and chronic unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through. Four in 10 said the nation's battered economy is getting better. Most everyone agreed there's still far to go. They were less likely to blame President Barack Obama for the economic troubles, however, than to point the finger at his predecessor, George W. Bush, according to preliminary results of a national exit poll...
Measure of U.S. home prices rises most in 6 years (11/07/12)
WASHINGTON -- A measure of U.S. home prices jumped 5 percent in September compared with a year ago, the largest year-over-year increase since July 2006. The gain reported by CoreLogic offered more evidence of a sustainable housing recovery. The real estate data provider also said Tuesday that prices declined 0.3 percent in September from August, the first drop after six consecutive increases. ...
Missouri exit poll: ‘Rape' remark weighs on voters (11/07/12)
Voters' views of Tuesday's elections, according to a preliminary exit poll conducted in Missouri. There's no doubt about it: Republican Todd Akin's remark that women's bodies have a way of preventing pregnancy after "legitimate rape" were being factored in by Missouri voters. ...
Today in History (11/07/12)
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 7, the 312th day of 2012. There are 54 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 7, 1972, President Richard Nixon was re-elected in a landslide over Democrat George McGovern. On this date: In 1811, U.S. forces led by Indiana Territory Gov. William Henry Harrison defeated warriors from Tecumseh's Confederacy in the Battle of Tippecanoe...
Scoreless Class 2 sectional game turns against Perryville soccer team in shootout (11/07/12)
IMPERIAL, Mo. -- With every shot deflected, every shot high or wide, every shot saved, the chances of Perryville winning Tuesday night's Class 2 boys soccer state tournament sectional grew dimmer. And when Windsor goaltender Alex Trenary smothered Nate Kinnison's straight-on kick in the first round of the second set of penalty kicks, it was the Owls who advanced to the state quarterfinals...
Southeast Missouri State volleyball team captures at least share of OVC title (11/07/12)
The Redhawks volleyball team rallied for a four-game victory against UTM
Dixon wins junior tourney at Dalhousie (11/07/12)
Brady Dixon won the boys 14 to 19 age division at the two-day Plantation Junior Golf Tournament held at Dalhousie Golf Club last weekend. Dixon, a junior at Notre Dame, had rounds of 71 and 80 for a 151 total to win by three strokes. Travis Simmons, a junior at Central, shot 79-79--158 to place fourth...
Foxx, Wonder among stars honoring Eddie Murphy (11/07/12)
LOS ANGELES -- However riotous the Eddie Murphy stories from Arsenio Hall, Tracy Morgan, Adam Sandler and Russell Brand, the highlight of Spike TV's tribute to Murphy was the comedian's duet with Stevie Wonder. Murphy, 51, joined the subject of one of his most classic impressions for a rousing rendition of Wonder's 1973 "Higher Ground" during the taping of the Spike TV special "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," which will air Nov. 14...
Albert Joiner II (11/07/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- Albert Cardwell Joiner II, 81, of Anna died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, Ill., with the Rev. Kathy Montira officiating...
Gary Beisner (11/07/12)
ANNA, Ill. — Gary Beisner, 64, of Anna died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Anna.
Maxine Shell (11/07/12)
Maxine Wells Shell, 93, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at her home. She was born Jan. 25, 1919, in Greenbrier, Mo., to W.G. and Ada B. Lloyd Cato. Maxine was a third-grade teacher 24 years at Alma Schrader School. She was a member of Covenant Christian Center in Fruitland and of Alpha Delta Kappa Retired Teachers Association...
Evelyn Hisgen (11/07/12)
Evelyn M. Hisgen, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born March 15, 1919, in Chicago, to Jacob and Ona Kunceviciute Maskoliunas. She and George Hisgen were married July 10, 1942, in Lincoln, Neb...
Shirley Sander (11/07/12)
Shirley A. Sander, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Sept. 30, 1941, in Washington County, Mo., to Richard and Lila Beeler Myers. She and Franklin J. Sander Jr. were married July 3, 1993, in Cape Girardeau...
Daniel Harmon (11/07/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Daniel P. Harmon, 83, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Chaffee Nursing Home in Chaffee, Mo. He was born Sept. 15, 1929, at Perkins, Mo., son of Thomas M. and Mary Jane Faughn Harmon. He and Frances V. Kinnard were married Dec. 4, 1954...
Larry Schlegel (11/07/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Larry Dean "Sarge" Schlegel, 75, of Chaffee passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the family home. He was born June 1, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, to Edwin P. and Vesta R. Slinkard Schlegel. Larry married Alice Crafton, mother of Jon Jeffry in 1960, and Bonnie Musgrave Neal on Nov. 5, 1966. She preceded him in death Jan. 8, 1978. He then married Elaine Schmitt Daniel on Dec. 3, 1987...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/7/12 (11/07/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/7/12 (11/07/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 11/7/12 (11/07/12)
The first ever Railfan Weekend kicks off at Jackson, sponsored by the St. Louis Iron Mountain and Southern Railway Co.; the event features steam and diesel powered trains, antique automobiles, HO model trains and more. The nearly defunct John L. Wescoat Marina in Trial of Tears State Park will get a new lease on life if plans to clean out its silted-in harbor are successful; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to spend $250,000 on the marina to make it usable...
Fixing Missouri's broken public defender system (11/07/12)
Missouri's current public defender system is broken. It's not broken because there is "constitutional crisis" created by too large a caseload for public defenders. No, an independent audit released earlier this month by the Missouri auditor shattered that myth. It revealed "significant concerns" and "unsupported assumptions" in the way the public defender system measures its caseload...
Tony La Russa (11/07/12)
For 16 seasons Tony La Russa managed the St. Louis Cardinals. The longtime skipper often was seen before games in the outfield, a fungo bat in hand, chatting with Cardinals icon Red Schoendienst. During games La Russa stood near the dugout railing with his sunglasses on, contemplative and showing little emotion, never giving up, always thinking about his next move. "Playing a hard nine" was the La Russa style...
Speak Out 11/07 (11/07/12)
I want to say thank you to the city of Cape Girardeau that helped us have a good time at the Special Olympics. We had a very good time; we had fun at the dance and bingo. Thanks to everyone who helped. We had a lot of fun. Thanks to Cape Girardeau for letting us come play...
Prayer 11/7/12 (11/07/12)
We lift our eyes to you, O Lord God, the Maker of heaven and earth. Amen.
Charity Event Holiday Show (11/07/12)
Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: Scottie Tollison (573) 521- 0435 Or Ashley at the Dockside , 4 N. Spanish in Downtown Cape. (314) 403-3119 The Dockside Upper Deck and the performers from "Downtown's A Drag " will be kicking off the holiday season on Saturday , November 16 , with a special Dinner and a show celebration. ...
McDonalds Donates to Melaina's Magical Playland (11/07/12)
McDonalds recently participated in DisAbility Awareness Week with The Jackson R-2 School District. McDonalds hosted a share night with a portion of sales proceeds going towards Malaina's Magical Playland. Malaina's Magical Playland is an all-inclusive/accessible playground being built in Cape County Park North...
Trail of Tears (11/07/12)
Beautiful colors at the Trail of Tears overlook.
Fall Beauty (11/07/12)
Beautiful fall colors at Trail of Tears state park.
Emerson Bridge pinked up (11/07/12)
Bill Emerson bridge lit up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Youth Hunt (11/07/12)
Logan's first deer. Youth Hunt 2012
Reflections Under the Bridge (11/07/12)
The is the Haverhill-Bath covered bridge in Bath, NH. I thought the reflections under the bridge made an interesting picture.
Bank Donates to SoutheastHEALTH Nursing College (11/07/12)
Terry Tuschhoff, right, president of Bank of America, southeast Missouri market, presents Dr. Sam Duncan, SoutheastHEALTH Foundation senior development officer, with a $2,000 grant from Bank of America to provide financial assistance to students attending the SoutheastHEALTH College of Nursing and Health Sciences...
Ashlyn Prince's first deer (11/07/12)
10 year old Ashlyn's first deer. A 10 pointer taken in Cape County on first day of youth deer season. She says its going on the wall in her bedroom! Congrats Ash!!
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