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Stories from Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Farm bill extension 'disappointing' (01/09/13)
In the wake of policies made during last-minute efforts to keep the nation from falling off the fiscal cliff, local dairy farmers and industry leaders worry about long-term stability. They want lawmakers to more seriously consider the potential effects of not protecting food producers...
2012 was record warm year in much of Missouri (01/09/13)
ST. LOUIS -- If you're a Missourian and felt hot under the collar last year, there was good reason. The National Weather Service on Tuesday said that 2012 was the warmest year on record in Cape Girardeau, St. Louis and Columbia, and was among the warmest in other Missouri communities...
Tax filing season starts Jan. 30 for most filers (01/09/13)
WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service says late changes to federal tax laws should mean only a short delay for most taxpayers to file their 2012 returns. The agency said Tuesday that more than 120 million taxpayers -- about 80 percent of all filers -- should be able to start filing their federal returns Jan. 30. Others will have to wait until late February or March to file because the agency needs time to update and test its systems...
Few candidates file for April elections (01/09/13)
April's municipal elections are shaping up as uncontested races for seats on several local boards. No challengers have come forward to face Jackson's incumbent mayor, Barbara Lohr, who is seeking a third term, nor incumbent aldermen Tom Kimbel, Wanda Young, David Hitt and Mark Dambach. Filing for municipal elections closes at 5 p.m. Jan. 15.....
Bonds to fund construction of new elementary school in Jackson (01/09/13)
At their first meeting of 2013, members of the Jackson School Board on Thursday night voted to sell the Jackson School District's remaining general-obligation bonds earmarked for the construction of an elementary school. The bonds, approved by Jackson voters in April 2012, will be used to build the district's seventh elementary school -- on North Lacey Street -- at a cost of $16 million....
Accused casino cheat asks for a new judge (01/09/13)
The criminal case against a local university professor charged with cheating at the Cape Girardeau casino has been stalled by his request for a new judge. Roger Arpin was scheduled to be in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Gary Kamp on a felony count of violating Missouri's riverboat gambling laws....
Southeast receives reaccreditation from higher learning commission (01/09/13)
Southeast Missouri State University announced Tuesday that the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools' Higher Learning Commission [HLC] has reaffirmed the university's accreditation for the next seven years. The action will allow the university to continue to provide required services to students and faculty, receive community support and function effectively....
Four Jesus figures reported stolen from holiday displays (01/09/13)
One Jesus apparently wasn't enough for thieves who swiped four from Cape Girardeau County Park Holiday of Lights displays, police reported Tuesday. The county parks superintendent made a report to the Cape Girardeau Police Department on Tuesday that four Jesus figures had been stolen from various displays that adorned the park during the holiday season, said department spokesman Jason Selzer....
Former prosecutor weighs in on successor Limbaugh (01/09/13)
After Morley Swingle decided in November to end his 25-year career as Cape Girardeau County prosecuting attorney, he made a list of lawyers he considered suitable replacements. Three of Swingle's assistants were on it, along with one who worked for Swingle's Scott City counterpart. Swingle, a longtime Republican, even recommended a Democratic defense lawyer that he respected...
Bell City man dies in mobile home fire (01/09/13)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- A Bell City man died from smoke inhalation when a mobile home caught fire late Sunday night. The victim was identified as Rodney Bradshaw, 45. According to Bell City Fire Chief David Scherer, a neighbor noticed the fire and alerted authorities shortly before midnight. Firefighters from Bell City and Advance, Mo., responded and were told there likely was a person inside. The mobile home was engulfed with flames coming through the roof and side windows...
Road repairs began to Perry Avenue on Tuesday in Cape (01/09/13)
FRED LYNCH ~ flynch@semissourian.com ABOVE: Workers begin road repairs to Perry Avenue between New Madrid and Dunklin streets on Tuesday. ...
Drought leads to disaster declaration in Missouri (01/09/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Farmers across much of Missouri are eligible for federal aid as a result of a natural disaster declaration by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Gov. Jay Nixon said Wednesday the declaration means farmers can get emergency loans and other assistance from the USDA's Farm Service Agency...
Tax cuts, health care on tap for Mo. Legislature (01/09/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's enlarged Republican legislative majority will be looking to cut taxes during an annual session that convenes Wednesday, and the state's recently re-elected Democratic governor wants lawmakers to expand Medicaid health care coverage for lower-income adults...
Transportation report: State needs up to $1 billion (01/09/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri needs an additional $600 million to $1 billion annually to pay for improvements to the state's transportation system, a task force said in a report released Tuesday. The transportation panel's leaders said the Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee on Missouri's Transportation Needs decided not to suggest a specific funding plan. ...
Boonville now owns former Union Pacific bridge (01/09/13)
BOONVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- Boonville residents are celebrating the end of a long effort to take ownership of a former Union Pacific Railroad bridge. The Boonville City Council on Tuesday approved a deal to transfer ownership of the bridge to the city...
Mo. man accused of dismembering victim, throwing arms (01/09/13)
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. -- A northeast Missouri man accused of killing a man, dismembering the body and setting fires to conceal the crime, hurled the victim's arms at witnesses shortly before he was arrested, police said. Paul R. Potter, 49, of Kirksville, was charged Monday in Adair County with second-degree murder, arson and tampering with a motor vehicle and is being held on $1 million bond. ...
Car driven by mother of abandoned infant found (01/09/13)
ST. LOUIS -- The car driven by a missing woman whose baby was found abandoned last week at a St. Louis County apartment complex has been found. St. Louis city police found the 2004 Mitsubishi Galant Tuesday morning. Authorities aren't yet saying if it contained clues to the whereabouts of 30-year-old Ebony Jackson...
High-speed ferry strikes NYC dock; dozens injured (01/09/13)
NEW YORK (AP) -- A high-speed ferry loaded with hundreds of commuters from New Jersey crashed into a dock in lower Manhattan on Wednesday during the morning rush hour, seriously injuring 11 people, including one who suffered a severe head wound falling down a stairwell...
GOP senator threatens delay on CIA nomination (01/09/13)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's choice of John Brennan to be the next CIA director hit a snag Tuesday as a Republican senator threatened to delay the nomination until the Obama administration provides answers on the deadly assault in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans...
Tax filing season starts Jan. 30 for most filers (01/09/13)
WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service says late changes to federal tax laws should mean only a short delay for most taxpayers to file their 2012 returns. The agency said Tuesday that more than 120 million taxpayers -- about 80 percent of all filers -- should be able to start filing their federal returns Jan. 30. Others will have to wait until late February or March to file because the agency needs time to update and test its systems...
Gestures, voices control new smart televisions (01/09/13)
LAS VEGAS -- In the not-so-distant future, couch potatoes will be waving, pointing, swiping and tapping to make their TVs react, kind of like what Tom Cruise did in the 2002 movie "Minority Report." That's the vision of TV manufacturers as they show off "smart TVs."...
Anheuser-Busch to debut beer with Super Bowl ad (01/09/13)
ST. LOUIS -- Anheuser-Busch InBev on Tuesday said it is introducing a specialty beer -- an amber lager with a higher alcohol content -- and will promote its new brew with a Super Bowl ad. The maker of Budweiser, Bud Light and other brews will launch Budweiser Black Crown with a 30-second ad Feb. 3 during Super Bowl XLVII, though the beer will be available in stores nationwide Jan. 21. It will be sold in 12-ounce glass bottles in six- and 12-packs, and in 22-ounce single bottles...
Wife: Poisoned lottery winner had no enemies (01/09/13)
CHICAGO -- The wife of a Chicago lottery winner who was poisoned with cyanide said Tuesday she was devastated by his death and cannot believe her husband could have had enemies. Shabana Ansari spoke to The Associated Press a day after news emerged that Urooj Khan, 46, died from cyanide poisoning in July. Prosecutors, Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office are investigating Khan's death as a homicide, but they have not given any details or announced any suspects...
Theater shooter turned paper bags into ‘puppets' (01/09/13)
CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- It was just hours after a deadly Colorado theater shooting, and James Holmes was not acting like a man accused of methodically planning the attack and booby trapping his apartment. As a police detective interviewed the suspect they'd picked up outside the theater, he started pretending the paper bags on his hands -- meant to preserve gunshot residue -- were puppets...
Giffords launches lobbying effort (01/09/13)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tuesday was not just a day for Tucson to remember the victims of the deadly shooting that severely injured then- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. It also was a day when residents could see firsthand the nation's gun debate play out in a busy parking lot outside a city police station...
RFK's son sues nurses over maternity ward fight (01/09/13)
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A son of the late Robert F. Kennedy who was acquitted of criminal charges in a maternity ward scuffle is suing two nurses who said on TV that he hurt them. Douglas Kennedy is alleging defamation and malicious prosecution by nurses Cari Luciano and Anna Lane. He says their statements to police and on NBC's "Today" show held him up to "ridicule and scorn" and led to his prosecution...
Today in History (01/09/13)
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2013. There are 356 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 9, 1913, Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was born in Yorba Linda, Calif. On this date:...
Antique Spitfire plane collapses on UK runway (01/09/13)
LONDON (AP) -- Airport officials say an antique Spitfire aircraft owned by engine company Rolls Royce collapsed shortly after landing at East Midlands Airport in central England. The airport said in a statement the World War II-era plane's undercarriage failed as it touched down Monday afternoon. The pilot was unharmed and the damaged aircraft was towed away...
Ailing Chavez unable to attend swearing-in (01/09/13)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez won't be able to attend his scheduled swearing-in this week, Venezuela's government announced Tuesday, confirming suspicions that the leader's illness will keep him in a Cuban hospital past the key date...
Unemployment risks new divide in Europe (01/09/13)
BRUSSELS -- Record unemployment and fraying social welfare systems in southern Europe risk creating a new divide in the continent, the EU warned Tuesday, when figures showed joblessness across the 17 EU countries that use the euro hit a new high...
Winter storm brings more misery to Syrian refugees (01/09/13)
ZAATARI, Jordan -- A winter storm is magnifying the misery for tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing the country's civil war, turning a refugee camp into a muddy swamp where howling winds tore down tents and exposed the displaced residents to freezing temperatures...
Notre Dame boys basketball team defeats St. Vincent (01/09/13)
The St. Vincent boys basketball team is off to its best start in a number of years. Notre Dame knocked the Indians down a notch Tuesday night, but not enough to discourage longtime St. Vincent coach Bruce Valleroy. Valleroy was upbeat after his visiting Class 2 Indians had their moments but eventually got blown out by the Class 4 Bulldogs 67-32...
High school roundup: Central boys basketball team beats Pacific 48-39 (01/09/13)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Saxony Lutheran's Brianna Mueller (01/09/13)
Mueller used a consistent scoring touch to lead the streaking Crusaders to the championship of the Delta New Years Tournament last week.
Southeast Missouri State's Hunter named OVC women's basketball player of the week (01/09/13)
Southeast Missouri State point guard Jordan Hunter cleaned up in the Ohio Valley Conference's weekly women's basketball awards announced Tuesday. Hunter was named the OVC player of the week as well as the league's newcomer of the week. The junior college transfer averaged 20 points, 6.5 rebounds, five assists and two steals per game, helping lead Southeast to a pair of OVC home wins...
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach faces mentor, friend when SLU visits (01/09/13)
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach Ty Margenthaler will see a familiar face on the opposing bench today when the Redhawks finish their three-game homestand at 6:30 p.m. against Saint Louis University. First-year SLU coach Lisa Stone previously directed the Wisconsin program for eight seasons -- five of which were spent with Margenthaler as an assistant...
Missouri beats Alabama 84-68 in SEC debut (01/09/13)
Bowers injures knee in Missouri's 84-68 victory
Business park offers more economic development opportunities (01/09/13)
The city of Cape Girardeau reached final agreement in December to purchase 247 acres of land along both sides of LaSalle Avenue. This land was purchased for $6 million from the Southeast Missouri State University Foundation. An initial down payment will be made to the foundation and the balance will be paid through 12 equal annual payments. ...
Bryan will join Shelton as co-host of ACM Awards (01/09/13)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Luke Bryan is joining Blake Shelton to co-host the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards. The academy said in a Tuesday news release this year's show will be April 7 and Brad Paisley will host the ACM Fan Jam, a satellite event held simultaneously with the awards show...
Depardieu skips hearing in France (01/09/13)
PARIS -- In the last three days, Gerard Depardieu met with Vladimir Putin to get Russian citizenship, got a prime seat at soccer's biggest annual gala in Switzerland and dashed off to Montenegro to eye some real estate. But he didn't manage to show up at a Paris court Tuesday to face a hearing on drunken driving charges because, his lawyer said, he had a vital meeting abroad for an upcoming film...
Roy Bauer (01/09/13)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Roy L. Bauer, 82, of Jonesboro died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Todd Plunkett and Joe Aldridge officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery in Jonesboro...
Rodney Bradshaw (01/09/13)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Rodney Bradshaw, 45, of Bell City passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. He was born July 15, 1967, in St. Louis, to the late Herbert W. and Mary Martha Green Bradshaw. Rodney married Karen Henson on March 19, 2012, after being together nine years...
Vivian Gregory (01/09/13)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Vivian M. Gregory, 70, of Advance passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 30, 1942, at Duck Creek, Mo., daughter of Elmer and Dorothy Ing Bowman. She and Kenneth Gregory were married in December 1957 at Arab, Mo...
Janice Hendricks (01/09/13)
Janice Ruth Hendricks, 66, of Jackson went to be with her heavenly father Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 8, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, to Ralph and Vivian Ross Harris. Janice was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and a retired schoolteacher...
Diane Kelley (01/09/13)
Diane Kay Kelley, 63 of Cape Girardeau, died at Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at her home. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, Ill. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery...
Jimmie Poe (01/09/13)
Jimmie C. Poe, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Cape County Memorial Park, with the Rev. Gary Brothers officiating. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Evelyn Reynolds (01/09/13)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Evelyn Martha Reynolds, 78, of Advance passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico, Mo. She was born March 30, 1932, in Maryland, daughter of Edward and Evelyn Stohlman. Evelyn and Robert Reynolds were married March 31, 1968, in Fredericksburg, Va. He preceded her in death Oct. 5, 2010...
Gordon Varney (01/09/13)
Gordon Herbert Varney, 69, of Jackson died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 6, 1943, in St. Louis, to Clara Varney, who died in childbirth. Gordon was adopted and raised by his uncle, George Herbert Varney...
William Welker (01/09/13)
William Lynn Welker, 63, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at his home in Rancho Cordova, Calif. He was born in Cape Girardeau, son of the late William Lynn and Hettie Delyle Brown Welker. Welker enjoyed practicing workers' compensation law in Fort Myers, Fla., more than 20 years before he was forced to close his practice several years ago because of illness...
Births 1/9/13 (01/09/13)
Son to Tevis Ryan Melton and Xaundria Unique Martin of Advance, Mo., Southeast Hospital, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Name, Xaevian Layn. Weight, 6 pounds, 12 ounces. First child. Ms. Martin is the daughter of Vince Martin of Jackson and Chris and Tress Schearf of Advance. She is employed at Harrison Chiropractic. Melton is the son of Rick and Cindy Melton of Sikeston, Mo. He is employed by Pizza Inn in Sikeston...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/9/13 (01/09/13)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/9/13 (01/09/13)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Jackson police report 1/9/13 (01/09/13)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Theft Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 1/9/13 (01/09/13)
Instead of traveling around the world in 80 days, Albert and Peggy Spradling of Cape Girardeau took just 23 days to circle the globe; they were among 94 persons who took a historic first trip of the French Concorde around the world; they traveled 32,000 miles in those 23 days and visited seven countries...
How will we address our debt and deficit? (01/09/13)
Today's America has become an "instant gratification" society. That singular fact is not in dispute. Technology has driven much of that change, but greed is the overall contributing factor. We want what we want and we want it now. The political atmosphere also has adopted this short-term approach. We fix today what needs fixing and we worry about tomorrow tomorrow. Or down the road. Or never...
Annual dinners (01/09/13)
This is a popular time of year for annual dinners. Friday night kicks off this run of events with the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce and the Jackson Industrial Development Company Annual Banquet. According to the chamber, tickets are sold out with 420 people having committed to attend...
Prayer 1/9/13 (01/09/13)
O Heavenly Father, grant us discernment that we may honor you in all our decisions. Amen.
blooming jonquils in January (01/09/13)
What a surprise to see jonquils blooming in January. A pretty present for mom's, JoAnna Peek, 82nd birthday.
KFVS12/Heartland CW donates to United Way of SEMO (01/09/13)
KFVS12/The Heartland CW and employees donated $22,189.14 to the 2012 United Way Campaign. Pictured L to R: Tyson Schoolfield, Stephanie Byars, Laura Wibbenmeyer and Christy Millweard
Bank of America Donates to United Way of SEMO (01/09/13)
Bank of America and employees donated $8,800.78 to the 2012 United Way Campaign. Pictured L to R: Kim Prewitt, Ashley Hobeck, Anne Hudson, Kristy Nordin, Karen Rigdon, Josh Carter, Andrea Dohogne, Joyce Emmendorfer, Shawnda Taylor, Amanda Chanocua and Liz Hillier...
Ameren Missouri donates to United Way of SEMO (01/09/13)
Ameren Missouri and employees donated $27,940.13 to the 2012 United Way Campaign. Pictured are Kim Voelker, United Way and Bob Dixon, Ameren Missouri
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