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Stories from Friday, January 11, 2013

Candidates state cases to replace Rep. Emerson (01/11/13)
SALEM, Mo. -- They've heard from many who want the job during the past several weeks, but Thursday night inside Salem City Hall, members of a GOP candidate selection committee in Missouri's 8th district got a much closer look at 12 Republicans who want to be the next member of Congress. The first of two forums for Republicans who want to run in a special election to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson took about two and a half hours fas speakers addressed six questions posed to each by the committee....
Man in custody after fire faces other charges (01/11/13)
A 21-year-old man whose home was lost after a suspicious fire Wednesday night was confronted with criminal charges Thursday -- but they had nothing to do with his being the person who started the blaze. Zachary J. Durham, who was taken into custody as fire crews battled the blaze the night before, remained in custody at the Cape Girardeau County Jail on Wednesday night on misdemeanor counts of sexual misconduct and possession of drug paraphernalia.....
Federal building's future looms large over Broadway (01/11/13)
It has been 226 days since the former federal building in Cape Girardeau was put on the market. While Mayor Harry Rediger worries the building will blight the newly improved Broadway Corridor, its real-estate broker remains optimistic that a buyer will be found...
Rollover crash takes down power lines, shutting down North Kingshighway (01/11/13)
It was a tough call, as assistant fire chief Mark Hasheider saw it. They could play it safe and wait for Ameren to arrive and turn off power. Or, the firefighters could try to extricate an injured man from his truck as the power lines and their more than 4,000 volts of current dangled overhead.
Events will focus on memories of Dr. King (01/11/13)
The memory of slain civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored during a series of events in Cape Girardeau beginning Jan. 17. Sponsored by the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. City-Wide Celebration Committee, the events will be free for those who would like to attend. Debra Mitchell-Braxton, founder and executive director of the committee, said the committee has never charged a fee to celebrate Dr. King's memory...
Cape Girardeau police seeking bank robbery suspect; surveillance photos released (01/11/13)
Cape Girardeau police and the FBI are searching for a suspect in the Thursday morning robbery of the Bank of Missouri, 1622 N. Kingshighway. Patrolman Darin Hickey, spokesman for the Cape Girardeau Police Department, said officers responded to an alarm at the bank at about 10:20 a.m. Upon arriving, they found that a robber had entered the bank and demanded money. While no weapon was displayed, the robber left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.
Two dead after Wednesday wrecks in Stoddard County (01/11/13)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Two people were killed in in Stoddard County car crashes Wednesday. A Bloomfield, Mo., woman died and three people were injured in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 25 in Dexter shortly after 2 p.m. Three hours later a Dexter man died after his vehicle struck a utility pole at the intersection of One Mile Road and Arvin Road. ...
Pair charged with robbery, elder abuse and more (01/11/13)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A St. Louis man and a Sikeston woman are in custody on numerous charges after an early Tuesday morning robbery in Sikeston. Mark A. Stokes, 36, and Aundrea N. Thompson, 17, have been charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree elder abuse, felonious restraint, receiving stolen property, first-degree burglary and an unclassified felony of armed criminal action...
Former Mo. tax preparer faces federal charges (01/11/13)
ST. LOUIS -- A former Southeast Missouri tax preparer is facing federal charges for filing nearly 100 returns that underreported income, and having the refunds placed into her own account. Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Cynthia Raymond, formerly of Jackson, was indicted Wednesday on 10 federal felony counts. She was arrested Thursday at the home where she now lives in Kansas City, Kan....
Joplin tornado insurance losses could approach $2 billion mark (01/11/13)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Insurance payouts related to the May 2011 tornado in Joplin are likely to reach $2 billion, increasing what already is the largest insurance event in Missouri's history, a state insurance regulator said. As of Oct. 31, insurance companies had paid $1.65 billion on 19,870 private and commercial claims from the tornado, which killed 161 people, injured hundreds of others and damaged or destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, The Joplin Globe reported...
Biden, NRA clash over new gun control proposals (01/11/13)
WASHINGTON -- Despite fresh opposition from the National Rifle Association, the Obama administration is assembling proposals to curb gun violence that would include a ban on sales of assault weapons, limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun buyers. Sketching out details of the plan Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said he would give President Barack Obama a set of recommendations by next Tuesday.
Flu season strikes early and, in some places, hard (01/11/13)
NEW YORK -- From the Rocky Mountains to New England, hospitals are swamped with people with flu symptoms. Some medical centers are turning away visitors or making them wear masks, and one Pennsylvania hospital set up a tent outside its ER to deal with the feverish patients...
Student shot at rural Calif. high school (01/11/13)
TAFT, Calif. -- Authorities said a boy who fired on classmates and wounded one at a rural California high school had planned the attack and targeted students he felt had bullied him for more than a year. Kern County sheriff Donny Youngblood said at a news conference Thursday night that the 16-year-old used a shotgun that belonged to his brother and went to bed Wednesday night with a plan to shoot two fellow students...
N.Y. captain: Ill-fated ferry suffered mechanical failure (01/11/13)
NEW YORK -- The captain of a commuter ferry that crashed into a lower Manhattan wharf told federal investigators Thursday that the vessel had a mechanical failure and he was unable to put it in reverse when he tried to dock. The 36-year-old captain of the Seastreak Wall Street was interviewed by National Transportation Safety Board investigators for three hours Thursday, one day after the vessel made a hard landing, hurling scores of people down stairs and into walls at the end of a routine run across New York Bay. ...
Gasoline prices predicted to fall in '13 (01/11/13)
NEW YORK -- Gasoline should cost less in 2013. Ground beef, health care and taxes all are set to take a bigger bite out of the family budget. But drivers' annual gas bills are expected to drop for the first time in four years. Forecasters say ample oil supplies and weak U.S. demand will keep a lid on prices. The lows will be lower and the highs won't be so high compared to a year ago. The average price of a gallon of gasoline will fall 5 percent to $3.44, according to the Energy Department...
Carmakers let smartphone app developers drive innovation (01/11/13)
LAS VEGAS -- Googling the nearest gas station, sending email from a smartphone or booking a table at a restaurant: Those are things one shouldn't do while driving. But so many drivers have grown accustomed to their on-the-go tasks that automakers increasingly are trying to make those things easier to pull off with both hands on the wheel and both eyes on the road...
Today in History (01/11/13)
Today is Friday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2013. There are 354 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 11, 1913, the first enclosed sedan-type automobile, a Hudson, went on display at the 13th National Automobile Show in New York...
Bombings kill 115 people throughout Pakistan (01/11/13)
QUETTA, Pakistan -- A series of bombings Thursday in different parts of Pakistan killed 115 people, including 81 who died in a sectarian attack on a bustling billiard hall in the southwest city of Quetta, officials said. The blasts punctuated one of the deadliest days in recent years in Pakistan, where the government faces a bloody insurgency by Taliban militants in the northwest and Baluch militants in the southwest...
Jackson girls basketball team avenges buzzer-beating loss to Central (01/11/13)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The last time these two teams met, Jackson let the Central girls hang close enough to win with a buzzer-beating layup. Not this time. The Indians jumped to a quick 9-0 lead and never let up, earning a 60-42 SEMO Conference victory before a raucous Jackson gymnasium crowd that also celebrated former girls coach Ron Cook's recent induction into the Missouri High School Coaches Hall of Fame...
Leopold boys basketball team pays back Advance for tournament loss (01/11/13)
Leopold pays back Advance for Christmas tourney loss with a 71-60 victory Thursday
High school roundup: Meadow Heights girls basketball team defeats South Iron 57-42 (01/11/13)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State football adds home-and-home series with Southeastern Lousiana (01/11/13)
Southeast Missouri State is one step closer to finalizing its 2013 football schedule after Wednesday's announcement that the Redhawks will open the season Aug. 29 at Southeastern Louisiana. The Thursday night game in Hammond, La., is part of a home-and-home series between the Football Championship Subdivision programs that have never met before. The Lions will visit Southeast in 2014 to complete the series...
OVC newcomer Belmont crushes Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team (01/11/13)
The Southeast men's basketball team suffered a decisive 107-72 road loss
Here's to your good fortune and peace around the world (01/11/13)
No, this isn't a late column about New Year's resolutions. If it were, I would be breaking one of my annual promises: to stop prevaricating. Or maybe I mean procrastinating. What strange words those are. I'm not entirely sure which one I wanted. Go ahead and look them up. But you get my drift...
Cape Girardeau punk band releases second album (01/11/13)
Cape Girardeau-based band Guy Morgan and the FT Crew has released its second album of fast-paced punk music. "Not Punk Enough" features 11 new tracks from the band, which is made up of Nate Comer, AKA "Partee Nate," on guitar and vocals, Dustin Woods on bass and vocals and Sean Kenney on drums and vocals...
ARTifacts 1/11/13 (01/11/13)
Jerry Ford's 14-piece orchestra will provide music for Gov. Jay Nixon's Inaugural Ball on Tuesday in the Rotunda of Missouri's Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. This marks the sixth time the Ford Orchestra has performed for the gala. The grand march begins at 7 p.m., with dancing to follow. The event is free and open to the public...
Best bet: Get elemental (01/11/13)
They were named the best Bluegrass Band of 2012 by the Riverfront Times in St. Louis, and they have already built up a following among Cape Girardeau's progressive bluegrass fans. They are Elemental Shakedown, and they will be Port Cape Girardeau's River City Yacht Club at 9 p.m. today...
Christian mega-group will play Wednesday at Cape First (01/11/13)
One of the biggest contemporary acts in Christian music is making a stop in Cape Girardeau next week. Multiplatinum and Grammy Award-winning band Third Day will be in concert in Cape Girardeau at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Cape First Church. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door the day of the show. The show is part of the Miracle Tour in support of their newest album, "Miracle."...
Some states restrict happy hours (01/11/13)
During "happy hour" at the Summer Winter bar in Burlington, Mass., the bargain is on the bivalves, not the brews. That's because Massachusetts legislators passed a law in 1984 banning bars from offering cut-price drinks. So James Flaherty, the bar's director of food and beverage, decided to use shellfish specials to draw customers...
Ralph Williams (01/11/13)
MORLEY, Mo. — Ralph "Pete" Williams, 87, of Morley died Thursday, Jan. 11, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran, Mo.
Sylvia Halbrook (01/11/13)
MARQUAND, Mo. -- Sylvia Mylona Halbrook, 94, of Fredericktown, Mo., formerly of Marquand, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Stockoff Nursing Home. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to service time today at Liley Funeral Home in Patton, Mo. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home, with the Rev. Clyde Bess officiating. Burial will be in Shoal Creek Cemetery near Steelville, Mo...
Charlotte Williams (01/11/13)
BENTON, Mo. -- Charlotte "Sue" Williams, 61, of Benton died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 4, 1951, in Wolf Island, Mo., to James Willis and Mamie Claire Moore Hendrix. She married Frederick Clyne "Rick" Williams June 29, 1974, in East Prairie, Mo...
Janis Reimann (01/11/13)
Janis Mae Reimann, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was born Oct. 30, 1942, in Cape Girardeau to Loy Vester and Lillie Lucille Wallis Barks. She and Ronald K. Reimann were married Aug. 2, 1963. He preceded her in death Sept. 12, 2000...
Dorothy Vernon (01/11/13)
ANNA, Ill. -- Dorothy LaVerne Vernon, 85, of Anna, formerly of Jonesboro, Ill., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, and from 12:30 p.m. until time of service Sunday at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna...
Bobby Diamond (01/11/13)
Bobby "Dirt Dobber" Diamond, 53, a lifelong resident of Cape Girardeau, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Southeast Hospital. He was born Feb. 1, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, to Robert and Violet Morlan Diamond. Bobby was part of the CB radio community since 1976, was an avid video game player and loved listening to music...
Earl Kimbrel (01/11/13)
Earl S. Kimbrel, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at his home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 1, 1924, in Elora, Mo., to Clarence S. and Clara Peters Kimbrel. He and Patsy Ravenstein were married Dec. 15, 1951, in Cape Girardeau. Earl served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II...
Grace Britt (01/11/13)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Grace Marie Britt, 86, of Olmsted passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Charlottesville, Va., after a brief illness. She was born June 5, 1926, in rural Olmsted, daughter of Frank and Maude White Schultz. Mrs. Britt was a lifelong farmer. She briefly taught school at the one-room Concord School, which is located on her property. She was a devout and dedicated member of Center United Methodist Church and served as its secretary and treasurer for many years...
Births 1/11/13 (01/11/13)
Son to Bradley Wayne and Heather Diane Gaines of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 10:49 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Name, Mason Wayne. Weight, 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Mrs. Gaines is the former Heather Birk, daughter of Ralph and Diane Birk of Jackson. She is a physical therapist assistant at Lifecare Centers of Cape Girardeau. Gaines is the son of Johnny and Melissa Gaines of Kelso, Mo., and Kim Williams of Cape Girardeau. He is a carpenter with Boulder Construction...
Births 1/11/13 (01/11/13)
Son to Bradley Wayne and Heather Diane Gaines of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 10:49 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Name, Mason Wayne. Weight, 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Mrs. Gaines is the former Heather Birk, daughter of Ralph and Diane Birk of Jackson. She is a physical therapist assistant at Lifecare Centers of Cape Girardeau. Gaines is the son of Johnny and Melissa Gaines of Kelso, Mo., and Kim Williams of Cape Girardeau. He is a carpenter with Boulder Construction...
Cape Girardeau fire report 01/11/13 (01/11/13)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 01/11/13 (01/11/13)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Jackson police report 01/11/13 (01/11/13)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Out of the past 1/11/13 (01/11/13)
Retired Army Maj. Charles Friend has been presented the Legion of Merit Award, the third highest non-combat award given by the U.S. armed services; before retiring last month, Friend spent about three years here as a full-time operations officer for the local National Guard engineers group...
The sweet life (01/11/13)
A small study using magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, has suggested that fructose, a type of sugar, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating. According to a story published by The Associated Press, the study showed that after drinking a beverage containing high-fructose corn syrup, the brain doesn't register the feeling of being full as it does when simple glucose is consumed, researchers found...
Insurance important for farmers (01/11/13)
It would be nice to talk about the great drought of 2012 in the past tense, but unfortunately, the entire state of Missouri remains in drought. But if Missouri's farmers hadn't purchased a crop insurance policy last year -- as most do every year -- they could have lost more than their crops. They could have lost their farms, or their life savings, which is why crop insurance has become the primary risk management tool for farmers across the country...
Speak Out 1/11/13 (01/11/13)
Could someone explain the reasoning for putting a welcome to Cape sign right in the middle of the sidewalk at the white house across from the park on Broadway? How are people walking and people who are handicapped supposed to use the walkway? Man, that is really smart. Move the sign off the sidewalk...
Prayer 1/11/13 (01/11/13)
Lord God, may we not solely seek to please others but instead live for you. Amen.
Ride of the Week: 1952 Ford cusomline (01/11/13)
Make and model: 1952 Ford cusomline Owner(s): gary hampton Owner's hometown: sikeston mo 1952 ford customline, 293 flathead V8. fordmatic automatic trans, pretty much original My car's name: Roberta was just riding around wasting time 1 saturday & stopped to look at an old truck at a JRs cars at malden mo, saw her sitting there by road & said to myself...THATS MY CAR...
Third Tuesday Tea Time (01/11/13)
PRESS RELEASE / CAPE COUNTY TEA PARTY THIRD TUESDAY TEA TIME On January 15th, 2013 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...
Winter Blues Busting (01/11/13)
Chase away the Winter Doldrums with friends and family at the Cape Girardeau VFW Hall, 1049 North Kingshighway,on Saturday, January 19. A trivia night spectacular begins at 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm so you can shop the huge Silent Auction! Bring your snacks. ...
NARS Employees donate to United Way of SEMO (01/11/13)
NARS employees donated $35,897.00 to the 2012 United Way Campaign. The first employee giving campaign for United Way at NARS far exceeded leadership's expectations. Pictured L to R: Jeff Gartland, Site Director; Paige Riley, Human Resources; Barb Cagle, Facility Director...
VIP Raises Money for Down Syndrome (01/11/13)
VIP Industries' employees present Claire Watson, president of Heartland Down Syndrome Association, with a check for $260. The employees made blankets and raffled them, with all proceeds donated to the organization.
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