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Shoppers' delight creeps into holiday plans (11/19/12)
This year more stores are opening earlier than ever before to welcome Black Friday shoppers who hope to grab holiday gifts at deep discounts. ‘More than 40 retailers inside West Park Mall will open at midnight Thursday for the first time. Last year only a handful of stores were open through the early morning hours on Black Friday, said mall leasing manager Mark Frazier...
City slows alcohol age ordinance; toughens own rules (11/19/12)
An ordinance some hoped would help keep alcohol out of the hands of those less than 21 years of age may not be coming onto the books in Cape Girardeau anytime soon, but city officials say stepped-up enforcement of current laws is on its way. The ordinance would have disallowed anyone younger than 21 from being in a restaurant or bar -- with 35 percent or more annual gross sales from alcohol -- past 10 p.m. ...
Man convicted in kickback scheme seeking bail until appeal (11/19/12)
Jason P. Mitchell, a 36-year-old Jackson man convicted of a $500,000 kickback scheme in June, has asked the state's highest court to free him on bail while a lower court reconsiders his conviction. Mitchell has been incarcerated at the state prison in Bonne Terre, Mo., for a few months, but a local judge's 15-year sentence will keep him there much longer unless the Missouri Court of Appeals overturns the conviction. ...
Police union backs Miller; Limbaugh has support, too (11/19/12)
Citing his experience in the office and an established relationship with law enforcement, the union representing Cape Girardeau police officers has endorsed Frank Miller to become the next county prosecutor. The Cape Girardeau Police Officers Association decided to throw its weight behind Miller by an almost unanimous vote, said narcotics officer and association president Bill Bohnert. ...
Trash, recycling services delayed for holiday (11/19/12)
In observance of Thanksgiving, Jackson's Sanitation Department will not operate Thursday or Friday. Trash scheduled for Thursday and Friday pickup will be collected Nov. 26. Trash scheduled for Nov. 26 pickup will be collected Nov. 27. The Jackson Recycling Center also will be closed Thursday and Friday...
No county commission meeting today (11/19/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission will not meet today because members attending the Missouri Association of Counties Conference, according to an email sent Friday by the assistant to the commission. Pertinent address: 1 Barton Square, Jackson, Mo...
Town calls it quits after 150 years (11/19/12)
QUITMAN, Mo. -- A tiny northwest Missouri town that was the birthplace of a governor and home to one of the country's largest cattle ranches has ceased to officially exist after 150 years. The Nodaway County Commission voted to disincorporate Quitman this month after a local resident asked for it. Green Township likely will take over responsibility for graveling the streets, but beyond that it's unclear how the move will affect the remaining residents...
Blast takes down section of Missouri River bridge (11/19/12)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Interstate 70 is moving again in suburban St. Louis after a bridge demolition project temporarily halted traffic. Officials brought down part of the westbound Blanchette Bridge in St. Charles around 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Traffic didn't resume until crews had a chance to check for debris on an adjacent bridge that carries eastbound traffic over the Missouri River...
University of Central Missouri set to go tobacco free (11/19/12)
WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- The University of Central Missouri will become a tobacco-free campus by July 2014. Under a policy approved Friday, tobacco will be prohibited on campus grounds and in all university-controlled buildings, including residence halls and apartments. Tobacco use also will be barred in university-owned or leased vehicles. There are a handful of exceptions. For instance, the policy won't be enforced on parking lots during public events, such as commencement...
Flu-like illness closes suburban KC district (11/19/12)
LONE JACK, Mo. -- Students in a suburban Kansas City school district are getting an extra-long Thanksgiving break after an outbreak of a flu-like illness. The Lone Jack School District is canceling classes today and Tuesday. That will allow buildings to be vacant for nine days...
Body recovered from suburban St. Louis house blast (11/19/12)
FLORISSANT, Mo. -- A body has been recovered from the scene of a suburban St. Louis house explosion. The house in Florissant blew up and caught fire shortly before 3 a.m. Officials didn't release the name of the victim or the cause of the explosion...
Tornado fraud costs 2 Joplin residents prison time (11/19/12)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Two people have been sentenced to prison for fraudulently obtaining federal disaster benefits after a deadly tornado hit Joplin in May 2011. Fifty-one-year-old Wanda G. McBride of Joplin, Mo. was ordered Friday to spend six months in federal prison without parole. Thirty-year-old Ronald M. Irby of Joplin was sentenced earlier this month to 15 months in prison...
MU journalist explores using drones for reporting (11/19/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A University of Missouri journalist is studying the use of unmanned drones more commonly seen in military applications as a potential tool for gathering news. KBIA-FM news producer Scott Pham has received a $25,000 school grant to work with counterparts in the university's College of Engineering to develop flying robots for journalism use...
St. Joseph athletes complain about low-cal school lunches (11/19/12)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Lighter lunches that public schools are now required to provide have left some athletes in St. Joseph wanting more. The Healthy Hunger-Free Act of 2010, which was implemented in school lunches this year, allows high school students between 750 to 850 calories in the lunch program. Many student athletes at St. Joseph's Central High School have been complaining that the lunches aren't enough...
Obama's education plan dominated by loose ends (11/19/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's education agenda for next four years may look less like real reform and more like tying up loose ends, experts say, with practical budget issues and an age-old power struggle between Congress and the administration getting in the way...
Twinkies likely to survive sale of Hostess (11/19/12)
DETROIT -- Twinkie lovers, relax. The tasty cream-filled golden spongecakes are likely to survive, even though their maker will be sold in bankruptcy court. Hostess Brands Inc., baker of Wonder Bread as well as Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Ho's, will be in a New York bankruptcy courtroom today to start the process of selling itself...
In CIA case, FBI detoured from usual path (11/19/12)
WASHINGTON -- The way the FBI responded to Jill Kelley's complaint about receiving harassing emails, which ultimately unraveled or scarred the careers of ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and Marine Gen. John Allen, is the exception, not the rule...
Battle over Christmas display goes to L.A. court (11/19/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Damon Vix didn't have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities. The atheist's anti-God message alongside a life-sized nativity display in a park overlooking the beach ignited a debate that burned brighter than any Christmas candle...
Public nudity ban eyed in fed-up San Francisco (11/19/12)
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco may be getting ready to shed its image as a city where anything goes, including clothing. City lawmakers are scheduled to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would prohibit nudity in most public places, a blanket ban that represents an escalation of a two-year tiff between a devoted group of men who strut their stuff through the city's famously gay Castro District and the supervisor who represents the area...
Today in History (11/19/12)
Today is Monday, Nov. 19, the 324th day of 2012. There are 42 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania...
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team faces Arkansas State (11/19/12)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team will look to get back on a winning track today. A local high school graduate will try to extend the Redhawks' losing streak while snapping her own squad's skid...
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team wins third consecutive game (11/19/12)
A huge performance off the bench by senior guard Corey Wilford paved the way for the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team to notch its first road win of the season. Wilford scored all of his career-high 21 points in the second half Sunday as the Redhawks pulled away from Chattanooga 77-65 in the CBE Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn...
Rams' troubles continue against Jets (11/19/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Long refused to sugarcoat the St. Louis Rams' latest loss. The Rams' defense did not force any takeaways, while the New York Jets picked off one pass and recovered two fumbles -- turning both into touchdowns in a 27-13 victory on Sunday...
Southeast football season followed the pattern (11/19/12)
The Southeast Missouri State football team concluded another losing season Saturday with a tough 42-35 defeat at Murray State. Southeast finishing below .500 should be absolutely no surprise, despite the breakthrough 2010 campaign that saw the Redhawks win the program's first Ohio Valley Conference title and capture the program's first playoff berth on any level...
$141.3 million weekend as ‘Twilight' finale dawns (11/19/12)
LOS ANGELES -- The sun has set on the "Twilight" franchise with one last blockbuster opening. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" sucked up $141.3 million domestically during its opening weekend and $199.6 million more overseas, for a worldwide debut of $340.9 million, according to studio estimates Sunday...
Join in to share Black Friday shopping stories (11/19/12)
Editor's note: The entry about the Old Town Cape Downtown Christmas Open House has been corrected. Black Friday is the Super Bowl of shopping. I've always said shopping is my sport. Maybe that's why I like covering Black Friday shopping so much every year...
Heading home: BioKyowa president Toshihiko Hirao reflects on his time in Cape Girardeau before moving back to Japan to retire (11/19/12)
Throughout his career with BioKyowa, Toshihiko Hirao has bounced back and forth between Japan and Cape Girardeau. Now, after 36 years with its parent company, Kyowa Hakko, and serving as president of BioKyowa in Cape Girardeau since 2007, Hirao is returning to Japan to retire...
People on the Move 11/19/12 (11/19/12)
Nancy Mueller, materials manager for SoutheastHEALTH, was recognized by Infection Control Today for her work in SoutheastHEALTH's central sterile department. Mueller was recognized as part of International Central Sterile Supply Department Week. Mueller and the central sterile department clean and disinfect equipment to prevent infections...
Names in the news (11/19/12)
MONDI JACKSON HONORS EMPLOYEES Robert Orr of Cape Girardeau was employee of the month for October at Mondi Jackson Inc., formerly called Nordenia USA Inc. Orr, a conversion operator, has been with the company since November 2003. Mondi Jackson also recognizes the following employment anniversaries: Michael Keller and Ritsuko Stone, 15 years of service, and Timothy Scott and Robert Burnham, five years...
Business briefs (11/19/12)
NEW BUSINESS TO HELP NEW RESIDENTS A business offering concierge services for new Cape Girardeau residents launched in early October. New2Cape provides 24/7, on-call assistance per prearranged contract. On-call assistance is available in two formats: passive, where the new resident calls as needed, and assertive, where New2Cape follows up with new residents to assist and ensure there are no issues. ...
Health briefs (11/19/12)
FLOYD JOINS SAINT FRANCIS Dr. Justin D. Floyd joined Cape Medical Oncology at Saint Francis Medical Center. He is a skilled oncology and hematology specialist who is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine. He also serves as an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...
Bankruptcies (11/19/12)
Bankruptcies filed through October 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 (11/19/12)
Cape Girardeau County Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Scott R. Clark, recorder of deeds, during October 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 (11/19/12)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during October include the following:Cloud 9 Maternity Boutique LLC, 2136 William St. 196 Greenleaf Alternatives, 1669 Perryville Road Isle of Capri Cape Girardeau LLC, 777 N. Main St. Isle of Capri Cape Girardeau LLC, 777 N. Main St. (liquor license)...
Smart snacking: Healthy ways to eat during the day (11/19/12)
Most office dwellers know how it goes: Sometime in the middle of the afternoon, you need a little snack to sustain you to 5 o'clock. So, you end up in front of the vending machine debating between a Snickers or M&M's. But there are plenty of healthy snack foods you can stash in your desk drawer to ward off hunger and give you a boost of energy. If you've got access to an employee refrigerator, there are even more possibilities...
Women and wages in 2012: New data analysis shows there's still a gender pay gap in Missouri (11/19/12)
New U.S. Census Bureau data shows that in every congressional district in Missouri, there is a gap between the wages of women and men. In the first-ever analysis of this data by congressional district, in Missouri's Eighth Congressional District -- comprised of Southern Missouri -- women are paid slightly less than the state median, earning 73 cents for every dollar a man earns, with the annual wage gap being $9,660 between men and women...
Inez Abner (11/19/12)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Inez D. Abner, 97, of Bell City passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at her home. She was born Sept. 13, 1915, in Arbor, Mo., the daughter of Obe and Addie Kynion Watts. Inez had been a homemaker and a member of the Bell City United Methodist Church. Inez and John Howard Abner were united in marriage Sept. 10, 1932, in Bloomfield, Mo., and he preceded her in death June 20, 1993...
Judith Hopen (11/19/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Judith Marie "Judy" Hopen, 51, of St. Louis died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, due to the ravages of breast cancer. She was born Nov. 3, 1961, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of James J. and Betty S. Johnson Hopen. She graduated from Central High School in 1980...
J.W. Lemonds (11/19/12)
J.W. Lemonds, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Fountainbleau Lodge. He was born July 22, 1929, in Dunklin County, Mo., to Orville G. and Mamie E. Gobble Lemonds. He and Thelma L. Lorenz were married June 19, 1954, in Cape Girardeau...
Wanda Smith (11/19/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. — Wanda L. Smith, 85, of Chaffee, formerly of Sedgewickville, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Births 11/19/12 (11/19/12)
Daughter to Terry W. and Jessica C. Koch of Scott City, Saint Francis Medical Center, 11:51 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Name, Kinley Jo. Weight, 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Third child, second daughter. Mrs. Koch is the former Jessica Collins, daughter of Jack and Tammy Huckstep of Scott City and George Collins of Cape Girardeau. She is employed by Dakota Service Co. Koch is the son of Lanny and Marilyn Koch of Chaffee, Mo. He is employed by Girardeau Stevedores and Contractors Inc...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/19/12 (11/19/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Property damage The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/19/12 (11/19/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Jackson police and fire report 11/19/12 (11/19/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Assault The Jackson Fire Department responded to the following call Friday:...
Out of the past: Nov. 19 (11/19/12)
Darla Pannier, Central High's All-State senior center, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Southeast Missouri State University next school year. Farm animals and machinery are brought to May Greene School by Delta High School Future Farmers of America, allowing students to see and discuss agriculture during a "Food for America" program...
Bronze stars (11/19/12)
Two Jackson men, National Guard soldiers, were honored recently with Bronze Stars and Army Commendation Medals for their work in Afghanistan. Their role wasn't to fight the enemy, but to help locals learn to grow food. Imagine the scenario. You're half a world away in unfamiliar terrain. ...
Speak Out 11/19/12 (11/19/12)
Except for the usual histrionics, hyperbole and hysteria, David Limbaugh's mega-length paean to remain true to conservative principles in light of Mitt Romney's shellacking was puzzling only in the sense that he, paradoxically, issued a clarion call for a new game plan...
Prayer 11/19/12 (11/19/12)
O Lord Jesus, thank you for your unfailing love and grace. Amen.
Menards Toy Drive (11/19/12)
In the spirit of Christmas, your local Menards home improvement store is serving as a toy drive drop site. "We're excited to participate in this wonderful opportunity to put smiles on the faces of less fortunate children in the community," said Brett Griffin, general manager. We'll have a drop box near the exit door to collect new and unwrapped presents from now through mid-December...
Boomland Car Show Proceeds to go to Toys for Tots (11/19/12)
Reeves Boomland in Benton, MO will be hosting a Christmas Open House Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th from 9 am to 3 pm. Saturday will consist of the Boomland Christmas Car Show. The car show will have a $15 entry fee with the proceeds going to Toys for Tots. ...
2012 Toys for Tots Toy Run. (11/19/12)
Sunday November 18th 2012. A great day was had by all for Toys for Tots. Over 50 motorcyclists turned out to donate and ride for Toys for Tots and the area food banks. The annual toy ride was organized by the SEMO Harley Owners Group sponsored by Bootheel Harley-Davidson. ...
Students talk turkey at PCMS (11/19/12)
Mary Richardson's sixth graders enjoyed a fun Thanksgiving activity that helped them build their story-writing skills. "The students each plucked three feathers from the turkey on my bulletin board," Richardson said. "Each feather contained a story element that they used to create a story."...
Third Tuesday Tea Time - Nullification (11/19/12)
On November 20th, 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...
Scott City Sunrise (11/19/12)
Monday morning sunrise in Scott City.
Dawson's first deer! (11/19/12)
Dawson Crooks, age 10 of Jackson, MO shot his first deer a 4 point buck while hunting with his father Wes Borgfield on Saturday, November 17th 2012. Congratulations Dawson!! Mom and Dad are very proud of you and love you very much!
Remember that health expenses flexible spending account you paid into all year? (11/19/12)
If you don't use that money by December 31, it's gone. It may be too late to see your regular doctor or dentist, or maybe you don't have one. SEMO Health Network is here to help! Our Benton, MO Dental Center, located at 6724 Highway 77 E next to the Dollar General Store, offers the caring dental care you need. ...
Looking for a Great New Year's resolution? (11/19/12)
How about scheduling your annual medical and dental check -- ups? SEMO Health Network is here to help! Our Benton, MO Dental Center, located at 6724 Highway 77 E next to the Dollar General Store, offers the caring dental care you need. Our Medical Center also offers primary medical care; preventive health screenings; adult immunizations; acute care for minor illness or injury; children's care, including immunizations and well-child checks; adolescent health; geriatrics; women's health care, including family planning and annual gynecological exams; full diabetes program; on-site laboratory services; mental health/counseling referrals; translation services for non-English speaking patients; migrant services; EKG; dietary counseling; behavioral counseling referrals; and dental care. ...
Christmas Candy crack a tooth? (11/19/12)
Holiday sweets can wreak havoc in many ways. No matter if it's a cavity, a broken tooth or other dental emergency, SEMO Health Network is here to help! Our Benton, MO Dental Center, located at 6724 Highway 77 E next to the Dollar General Store, offers the caring dental care you need. ...
No time to bake this year? (11/19/12)
Just call Sugar Buzz Bakery and order pies for your family dinner. Choose from pumpkin, pecan, coconut cream, chocolate cream, or just about any other cream pie you can dream up. One taste and you will wonder why you knocked yourself out all these years. Order early because quantity is limited...
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