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Stories from Monday, December 3, 2012

Project will boost theater, dance, art, music majors (12/03/12)
The Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast Missouri State University, better known as the River Campus, has been a popular addition to the university and the community since 2007, when it opened at a cost of more than $50 million. ...
Lawyer: Juror charged with perjury will accept plea (12/03/12)
Pat McMenamin doesn't believe Verndist Poindexter did anything wrong. But the Cape Girardeau lawyer doesn't believe his client has any real choice but to say that he did. Poindexter, the Cape Girardeau juror charged with perjury for comments that resulted in a mistrial in January, has accepted a deal that calls for him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor misconduct charge in exchange for the dismissal of the felony, McMineman said Sunday...
Governing bodies, potential candidates look toward April elections (12/03/12)
Individuals interested in being Jackson's next mayor, or serving on its board of aldermen, will have a chance to file for office in less than two weeks. The filing period for April municipal elections in area cities will open Dec. 11. Jackson Mayor Barbara Lohr will end her second two-year term in April and is eligible to run again. A board of alderman seat in each of Jackson's four wards will also be on the ballot. Term length for alderman is two years...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda (12/03/12)
*** Administrative Office Building 1 Barton Square, Jackson 9 a.m. today Routine business * Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority river update
Murder defendant due in court today (12/03/12)
A Cape Girardeau man charged in the September shooting death of 38-year-old Darcus Purl will be in court today for the first time since he told a circuit court judge he wasn't guilty. Steven Lee Williams, 34, has a case review scheduled before Judge William Lewis at 9 a.m. in Jackson...
Obama's Medicaid expansion for poor looms as case of political brinkmanship (12/03/12)
WASHINGTON -- It's health-care brinkmanship, with hundreds of billions of dollars and the well-being of millions of people at stake. President Barack Obama's health-care law expands Medicaid, the federal-state health program for low-income people, but cost-wary states must decide whether to take the deal...
Chiefs' Hunt: 'So many people are hurting' day after tragedy (12/03/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt offered his condolences Sunday to the families affected by the murder-suicide involving one of his players, calling it "an incredibly difficult 24 hours for our family and for our organization." Hunt spoke on the field before the Chiefs' game against the Carolina Panthers. He said the Chiefs consulted with the league about whether to play the game as scheduled, but ultimately left it up to coach Romeo Crennel and the team captains to decide...
Woman seeks money for helping free two (12/03/12)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Anne Danaher is largely responsible for freeing two Omaha, Neb., men wrongly convicted in a 1977 murder and now seeking $100 million from the police officers they claim framed them for the crime. She wonders why she's never been compensated for years of work on their behalf...
GOP issues new 'fiscal cliff' offer to Obama (12/03/12)
WASHINGTON -- Republicans are proposing a "fiscal cliff" plan that revives ideas from failed budget talks with President Barack Obama last year, calling for raising the eligibility age for Medicare, lowering cost-of-living hikes for Social Security benefits and bringing in $800 billion in higher tax revenue....
5 states set to increase class time (12/03/12)
WASHINGTON -- School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. Five states were to announce today that they will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the calendar in some schools starting in 2013. Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee will take part in the initiative, which is intended to boost student achievement and make U.S. schools more competitive on a global level...
4 bodies found outside California house (12/03/12)
LOS ANGELES -- The bodies of four people who had been shot to death were found facedown Sunday outside a suburban Southern California home that apparently served as an unlicensed boardinghouse, authorities said. Los Angeles police were seeking a motive for the attacks at the house in Northridge, in the San Fernando Valley...
Carbon pollution up to 2.4 million pounds a second (12/03/12)
WASHINGTON -- The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it's now unlikely that global warming can be limited to a couple degrees, which is an international goal. The overwhelming majority of the increase was from China, the world's biggest carbon dioxide polluter. Of the planet's top 10 polluters, the United States and Germany were the only countries that reduced their carbon dioxide emissions...
Kennedy Center Honors for Letterman, others (12/03/12)
WASHINGTON -- David Letterman's "stupid human tricks" and Top 10 lists are being vaulted into the ranks of cultural acclaim as the late-night comedian receives this year's Kennedy Center Honors with rock band Led Zeppelin and three other artists...
‘Cliff' notes: White House content to wait for GOP move (12/03/12)
WASHINGTON -- Republicans have to stop using "political math" and say how much they are willing to raise tax rates on the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans, and then specify the spending cuts they want, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said Sunday...
Today in History (12/03/12)
Today is Monday, Dec. 3, the 338th day of 2012. There are 28 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 3, 1992, the first telephone text message was sent by British engineer Neil Papworth, who transmitted the greeting "Merry Christmas" from his work computer in Newbury, Berkshire, to Vodafone executive Richard Jarvis' mobile phone...
Egypt's rebellion of judges is complete (12/03/12)
CAIRO -- Egypt's rebellion of the judges against President Mohammed Morsi became complete Sunday with the country's highest court declaring an open-ended strike on the day it was supposed to rule on the legitimacy of two key assemblies controlled by allies of the Islamist leader...
Rams avoid another tie with 49ers with field goal late in OT (12/03/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Knees bent and arms moving in rhythm, defensive end Chris Long shimmied around the St. Louis Rams locker room, imitating John Travolta's dance moves from "Pulp Fiction" as Rams owner Stan Kroenke made the rounds shaking hands. After 10 hard quarters proving Jeff Fisher's rebuilding project belonged against the class of the NFC West, and more, they deserved a little celebration...
Another hall of fame opens its doors to Bolen (12/03/12)
Chalk up another major and well-deserved honor for longtime Plaza Tire Capahas manager Jess Bolen. Bolen recently was selected for induction into the 2013 class of the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. The ceremony, featuring 18 new inductees, will be held April 18 in St. Louis...
Healthy holiday recipes suitable for a diabetic diet (12/03/12)
Ingredients: • 2 tablespoons reduced-calorie margarine • 1/2 cup egg substitute • 1 can (12-ounce) evaporated skim milk • 1 can (15-ounce) pumpkin • 1/2 cup low-fat Bisquick baking mix • 3/4 cup Splenda • 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice...
CDC recommends anyone born from 1945 to 1965 get tested for chronic hepatitis C (12/03/12)
This year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began recommending that baby boomers be tested for hepatitis C. The disease has few, if any, symptoms, and those infected can live with hepatitis C for decades without even knowing it. "Not just seniors, but for any individual, it can be very serious disease to have," says Jane Wernsman, director of the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center. ...
Anyone receiving federal benefits must switch to electronic payments by March 1 (12/03/12)
If you don't already receive your Social Security checks electronically, now is the time to make the change. The federal government is phasing out paper checks, and anyone who receives Social Security, veterans benefits, railroad pensions and federal disability payments will need to switch to direct deposit by March 1. The only exceptions are for beneficiaries ages 90 and older, and for some people living in extremely remote areas...
Glen and Martha Harmon travel with the Red Cross to help with disaster recovery (12/03/12)
Glen and Martha Harmon of Puxico, Mo., have seen their share of natural disasters. Since becoming Red Cross volunteers in 2005, they have been through hurricanes Katrina, Wilma, Rita and Isaac. They also helped out during the Missouri flooding in 2011...
Donald Robison was named a Missouri Older Worker of the Year (12/03/12)
By Lori Trepasso Working hard just comes naturally to Donald Robison. Whether he's on the job at Schnucks or at home with his wife, Dorothy, Robison always has some sort of project going. "I'm always working on something," says Robison, who is 76 years old...
Dan Overbey keeps a watchful eye on the mighty Mississippi (12/03/12)
Dan Overbey, executive director of the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority, is no stranger to the shipping industry or to Scott County. Overbey grew up in Sikeston, Mo., and worked through school at his parents' Shell service station. After high school he received a degree from Southeast Missouri State University, where he met his future wife, Gail Ann Urhahn, from Benton, Mo., whose parents owned a Sinclair station. ...
Realtors glad to see rebound in home sales (12/03/12)
As the year winds down, local Realtors are pleased to see that for the second consecutive year the number of homes sold in the Cape Girardeau County area has increased. "That's a trend we needed to see return," said Bill Cole, president of the local Multiple Listing Service and broker/owner of Realty Executives in Cape Girardeau...
Women make their own niche in the business world (12/03/12)
Three women share how they turned their hobbies and interests into successful business ventures.
Women in nontraditional work roles (12/03/12)
Women have come a long way since the women's suffrage movement, the equal rights era and Title IX. Women now make up the majority of students at most colleges, and they continue to take on higher level careers, working side by side with their male counterparts. And for a town of Cape Girardeau's size, we are impressed by the number of women in careers still primarily male-dominated such as finance, technology, law enforcement and politics. We interviewed three women about their work in industries where women are still few and far between.
Cape Electrical Supply changes leadership (12/03/12)
Cape Electrical Supply Company named Ali Fartaj interim CEO, and Kyle Thoma was appointed president. Fartaj has served as a consultant for Cape Electrical Supply Company for the last four months. Thoma has worked with Cape Electrical Supply Company for the last 17 years, most recently serving as senior vice president of sales and marketing...
Ann Rayhill (12/03/12)
Ann E. Ostroski Rayhill, 92, of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, November 30, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born November 23, 1920 in Wathena, Kan. to Edward Jules and Mary Magelene Franzen Boeh. She and Ralph R. Rayhill were married June 19, 2001 at Cape Girardeau, Mo...
Walter Peetz (12/03/12)
Walter Dean Peetz, 73, of Scott City, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Aug. 4, 1939, in Scott County, Mo., to the late Otto and Augusta "Lady" Walter Peetz. Walter and Wanda Jones were married Aug. 4, 1966, and she preceded him in death on April 29, 2009...
Robert Bonney (12/03/12)
Robert D. Bonney, 82, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at his home in Jackson. He was born Dec. 25, 1929, in Cape Girardeau, to Duree V. and Grace V. Minton Bonney. Robert enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 23, 1948, at Fort Knox, Ky. His career spanned 21 years and included two tours during the Korean War when he was an M-1 Tank Commander with the Armored Calvary. ...
Philip Cantoni (12/03/12)
Philip T. Cantoni, 74, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born on June 10, 1938, in St. Louis to Joseph and Mary Cantoni. Phil was married to Antoinette (Ann) C. Cantoni on April 15, 1961. He worked with H & R Block as a regional manager in the late 1970's, which brought him and his family to Cape Girardeau from St. ...
Cape Police Report 12/2/12 (12/03/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Department of Public Safety released the following item. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Jackson Police Report 12/02/12 (12/03/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Cape Girardeau Fire Report 12/02/12 (12/03/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Out of the past 12/3/12 (12/03/12)
Dredging of the John L. Wescoat Marina at Trail of Tears State Park, which began last week along the Mississippi River, should be completed by the end of December; an estimated 350,000 to 360,000 cubic yards of sand and silt that has inundated the marina since it was built in 1975 is being removed...
Underage drinking (12/03/12)
The Cape Girardeau City Council decided Nov. 19 to not act on a new ordinance aimed at preventing underage drinking. The ordinance would have disallowed those younger than 21 from being present in a restaurant or bar after 10 p.m. -- if the establishment has 35 percent or more of its annual gross sales coming from alcohol...
Ride of the Week: 1965 Chevrolet (12/03/12)
Make and model: 1965 Chevrolet Owner(s): Norma and Herb Holder Owner's hometown: Scott City Mo. The thing that is special about this truck, is that it was bought new and has been in the family for 47 years. My car's name: Blue...
8th Grade Tiger Football team is undefeated! (12/03/12)
With a record of 6 wins and 0 losses, Cape Central Junior High School Tigers Football Team moved into the history books. "The last time this happened was in 1987," noted CJHS Athletic Director Terry Kitchen. "This is the same team that was undefeated last year as 7th graders!"...
Superintendent candidates to visit Dist. 32 campus (12/03/12)
Superintendent candidates to tour District 32 campus, meet staff on Tuesday, Dec. 4 The Perry County School District 32 Board of Education will welcome three candidates for the superintendent's position to campus on Tuesday. The finalists were selected by board members from 15 candidates. ...
Jefferson Backpack Program receives boost (12/03/12)
Jefferson Elementary School's innovative Backpack Program received a big boost recently when Sharon Polito of United Commercial Travelers (UTC), center right, presented a check for $500 to Jamie Jones, Jefferson parent liaison, center left, and Jefferson Principal Christa Turner, right. Also present for the donation was Amanda Winschel, left, children's program manager, Southeast Missouri Food Bank...
Odd December Weather (12/03/12)
Sully enjoying the nice, but surprising weather of this December!
Christmas Stories Tour (12/03/12)
Christmas stories tour With Jason Gray at Crossroads Fellowship on November 30
Christmas Stories Tour (12/03/12)
Christmas stories tour With Jason Gray at Crossroads Fellowship on November 30
Christmas Stories Tour (12/03/12)
Jason Gray performing at the Christmas stories tour at Crossroads Fellowship
Christmas Stories Tour (12/03/12)
Christmas stories tour with Jason Gray
Paisley Lunch Boxes and Bags (12/03/12)
Trendy and functional lunch totes and bags! These lunch totes and bags come in a variety of rich beautiful colors for you to choose from. Additionally they can be personalized. Unique Boutique 1028 North Kingshighway Suite 3 Cape Girardeau, MO 63701...
Baby Items Galore! (12/03/12)
We offer a variety of one of a kind baby items. Personalization is offered on many of our items. We have very cute and unique items for all the little ones on your Christmas list. Unique Boutique 1028 North Kingshighway Suite 3 Cape Girardeau, MO 63701...
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