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Stories from Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cape Girardeau marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day (01/22/13)
Urging the community to "reflect and come together," Cape Girardeau's mayor kicked off the 28th year of the city's celebration commemorating the legacy of one of the country's most influential figures. The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were honored with events at the Salvation Army on Monday, marking what would have been the slain civil-rights leader's 84th birthday...
Counties consider use tax question on April ballot (01/22/13)
Voters in some Southeast Missouri counties may have the opportunity in April to decide whether to allow the collection of sales taxes that the Missouri Supreme Court ruled last year governments could no longer take from consumers. County commission meetings set for today in at least two area counties -- Cape Girardeau and Scott -- will include discussions of placing a use-tax question on the April ballot. ...
Victim in 1980 attack recounts journey back from horrific night (01/22/13)
The woman was pulled from sleep, in that still dark October hour more than three decades ago, by the voice of an intruder and a knife at her throat: "Don't scream, don't move, don't try anything or I'll kill you." She quickly realized her attacker was atop her, made faceless by the fact that she was sleeping facedown. His hands stretched from above, one smothering her nose and mouth, the other keeping the blade's thin sharpness against the front of her neck...
Rural Delta farmhouse wiped out by early-morning fire (01/22/13)
An early-morning fire wiped out a rural Cape Girardeau County farmhouse Monday, officials said, displacing a family of six but injuring none of them. Crews from five rural fire departments worked into the dawn to contain the blaze, but Delta fire chief Alvin Frank Jr. said the house was essentially a total loss before firefighters even answered the call...
Scott County Commission approves 2013 budget (01/22/13)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County has a healthy reserve of funds thanks to good management, officials say. The 2013 operating budget for Scott County was adopted by the Scott County Commission during its regular meeting Thursday. The county started the year with about $2.5 million, with total revenue for the year projected to be about $10.3 million...
Tractor-trailer, train collide near Nash Road (01/22/13)
A Burlington-Northern Santa Fe train dragged a semi's trailer for at least a quarter of a mile before it managed to stop Monday morning, after the train and truck collided in south Cape Girardeau County. The unidentified driver sustained only minor injuries, said Cape Girardeau assistant fire chief Mark Hasheider. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 1/22/13 (01/22/13)
401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. Tuesday Items for discussion Closed Session Items for Discussion Regular Session 7 p.m. Presentations Communications/Reports Public Hearings Appearances Consent agenda Items removed from consent agenda New ordinances...
Visitation, funeral plans set for Stan Musial (01/22/13)
ST. LOUIS -- Stan Musial's fan base will have a couple opportunities this week to say goodbye to the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer, the team said Monday. The Cardinals announced visitation, funeral and burial plans for Musial, who died Saturday at age 92 at his home in St. Louis County after several years of declining health...
Mo. sheriffs ask more state funds to house inmates (01/22/13)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Some Missouri sheriffs say counties are paying too much of the cost of housing and providing medical care for prisoners charged with state crimes and they want the state to reduce the funding gap. The state currently pays counties $19.58 a day for food, housing and some medical care for state inmates until the inmates are moved to Missouri Department of Corrections prisons, The Joplin Globe reported...
Bill focuses on sex offender homebuyers (01/22/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Concern about protecting children has spurred a southwestern Missouri lawmaker to propose legislation that would require real estate agents to warn other people when they represent a prospective homebuyer who is a sex offender...
Murder-suicide suspected in Park Hills (01/22/13)
PARK HILLS, Mo. -- Murder-suicide is suspected after two men were shot to death in the eastern Missouri town of Park Hills. The shootings happened about 2 a.m. Sunday at a home. Officers believe that one of the men shot the other, then turned the gun on himself. A woman reportedly witnessed the shootings...
Second Term: Obama says now is the time to act (01/22/13)
WASHINGTON -- Turning the page on years of war and recession, President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with "passion and dedication" to broaden equality and prosperity at home, nurture democracy around the world and combat global warming as he embarked on a second term before a vast and cheering crowd that spilled down the National Mall...
Boeing investigation turns to battery maker (01/22/13)
TOKYO -- Japanese and U.S. investigators began a probe Monday into the maker of the lithium ion batteries used in Boeing's grounded 787 jets. Tsutomu Nishijima, a spokesman for GS Yuasa, the battery manufacturer, said investigators visited the company's headquarters in Kyoto, Japan, and Yuasa was cooperating with the probe...
Filings shed light on pattern of molestation by L.A. priests (01/22/13)
LOS ANGELES -- Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other top Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles officials maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark, according to church personnel files...
Kansas case reveals assisted reproduction risks (01/22/13)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The case of a Kansas sperm donor being sued by the state for child support underscores a confusing patchwork of aging laws that govern assisted reproduction in the United States and often lead to litigation and frustration among would-be parents...
Report: New Mexico teen had homicidal, suicidal thoughts (01/22/13)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The New Mexico teenager accused of fatally shooting his parents and three younger siblings told authorities he was annoyed with his mother and had been having homicidal and suicidal thoughts, according to a probable-cause statement...
Nation honors MLK Jr. on day of Obama inauguration (01/22/13)
ATLANTA -- The nation was honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday -- the same day it celebrated the inauguration of the first black president to his second term. A quirk in the calendar pushed President Barack Obama's public swearing-in in Washington onto the national holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader...
Today in History (01/22/13)
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2013. There are 343 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, legalized abortions using a trimester approach. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson died at his Texas ranch at age 64...
Malian forces retake Diabaly with help of French troops (01/22/13)
DIABALY, Mali -- French troops in armored personnel carriers rolled through the streets of Diabaly on Monday, winning praise from residents of this besieged town after Malian forces retook control of it with French help a week after radical Islamists invaded...
Moscow plans to evacuate Russians now in Syria (01/22/13)
MOSCOW -- Russia is sending two planes to Lebanon to evacuate Russians from civil war-struck Syria, authorities said Monday, a move that appears to reflect Moscow's increasing doubts about Syrian President Bashar Assad's ability to stay in power...
Taliban attacks show Afghan insurgents' resilience (01/22/13)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Taliban suicide bombers carried out an attack in the Afghan capital Monday, the second in less than a week and a sign that insurgents are determined to keep fighting despite recent overtures of peace from the U.S. and Afghan government...
High school roundup: Perryville boys basketball team beats North County (01/22/13)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team falls to Morehead State (01/22/13)
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach Ty Margenthaler generally has been pleased with the way his improved team has performed this season, even in defeat. That was definitively not the case Monday night after visiting Morehead State blistered Southeast's defense in the second half and rallied for a 70-64 win...
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team loses Porter again (01/22/13)
Michael Porter's injury-plagued college basketball career has hit yet another in a long line of roadblocks. Southeast Missouri State coach Dickey Nutt said Monday the junior forward will miss the rest of the season after re-fracturing the left foot he originally broke in October...
Cardinals Caravan visits Cape (01/22/13)
Matt Adams, Sam Freeman and Michael Wacha may not be household names at this point in their baseball careers, but they made progress on homes in Southeast Missouri as participants of the Cardinals Caravan that visited the Osage Centre on Monday night...
Blues top Predators, win shootout 4-3 (01/22/13)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The St. Louis Blues have shown already that they can blow out a team. Now they've proven they can come back, even if it means winning in a shootout. T.J. Oshie and Alexander Steen scored in the shootout, and the St. Louis Blues edged the Nashville Predators 4-3 on Monday night...
Musial on manager's mind at Cardinals fan fest (01/22/13)
ST. LOUIS -- Mike Matheny first encountered Stan Musial about two decades ago, watching the Hall of Famer draw a harmonica out of his jacket with an impish grin and captivate yet another crowd. Whichever way the St. Louis Cardinals decide to remember Stan the Man, whether they wear armbands or a patch on their uniforms, their manager expects his team to adhere to Musial's work ethic. ...
Brain pacemakers to zap Alzheimer's damage (01/22/13)
WASHINGTON -- It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone's brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer's disease. And it's not easy. Holes are drilled into the patient's skull so tiny wires can be implanted into just the right spot...
ER visits tied to energy drinks double since 2007 (01/22/13)
A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years.
Healthbeat: Living with a birth defect (01/22/13)
At 19 weeks of her second pregnancy, Julie Mayberry and her husband, Andy, were excited because they were having an ultrasound to learn the sex of their second child. They never imagined the test would reveal anything more dramatic; however, the Mayberry's were told their baby would be born with spina bifida...
Prince Harry returns from deployment in Afghanistan (01/22/13)
LONDON -- Capt. Wales is coming home to be Prince Harry once again. The Ministry of Defense revealed Monday that the 28-year-old prince is returning from a five-month deployment in Afghanistan, where he served as an Apache helicopter pilot with the Army Air Corps. It did not immediately divulge his exact whereabouts...
Health briefs (01/22/13)
SHOEMAKER NAMED VP OF PHYSICIAN SERVICES Dr. D. Matthew Shoemaker was named vice president of physician services at SoutheastHEALTH, effective Jan. 1. He will work with Dr. Dennis Means, chief medical officer, to ensure that patients continue receiving the highest quality care. ...
Names in the news (01/22/13)
MONDI JACKSON HONORS EMPLOYEES Shannon Schumer of Kelso, Mo., was employee of the month for December at Mondi Jackson Inc. Schumer, a multicraft technician, has been with the company since Oct. 25, 2004. Mondi Jackson also recognizes the following employment anniversaries: Brian Hagan, Randall Seabaugh and Johnny Wrinkle, 15 years of service; and William Langhout, five years of service...
Bankruptcies (01/22/13)
Bankruptcies filed through December 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 (01/22/13)
Cape Girardeau County Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Scott R. Clark, recorder of deeds, during December 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 (01/22/13)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during December include the following:Ace Auto Repair of Cape LLC, 315 N. Broadview St. Drop Dead Gorgeous, 113 Independence St. DRBC, out of town Hair Studio - Margaret Jan Raney, 227 Plaza Way Hair Studio - Monica Metzger, 227 Plaza Way...
A look at alternative medicine options available in Southeast Missouri (01/22/13)
Chiropractics The goal of chiropractic care is to eliminate pain, prevent future issues and increase individuals' livelihood, says Dr. Greg Pursley, who started Pursley Chiropractic in 2007. Since then, the practice has added Dr. Seth Hudson and switched its name to PC Wellness Centers to match the broadened mission of the practice. ...
An interview with Jane Wernsman, executive director of the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center (01/22/13)
Jane Wernsman, executive director of the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, first moved to Cape Girardeau because of her husband's work. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Murray State University and has continued her education through the Missouri Public Health Institute and numerous continuing education programs...
Bariatric surgery options come to Cape (01/22/13)
By Lori Trepasso We all know that to maintain a healthy body weight, we need to eat a nutritious diet that is low in fat, and we need to get at least a moderate amount of exercise. But for some people who have repeatedly tired these methods and been unsuccessful, bariatric surgery may be an option...
Ergonomics helps employees reduce pain, improve production (01/22/13)
Working in front of a computer all day can literally be a pain in the neck. Or back. Or shoulder. Or wrist. A poorly arranged workstation and bad posture can lead to health issues and lower productivity. That's where ergonomics -- the science of fitting the workplace environment and job demands to the working population -- comes in...
Jump-start your workout routine with CrossFit (01/22/13)
A workout routine that's been popular with soldiers and athletes for years has gained popularity in Southeast Missouri, drawing followers of all ages, sizes and fitness levels. CrossFit -- officially defined as "constantly varied, functional movements executed at high intensity," combines a variety of strength and cardio exercises into a powerful workout of an hour or less...
Business briefs (01/22/13)
FUNERAL BUSINESS OPENS IN P.B. POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Funeral and Cremation Care of Poplar Bluff is now open on Route W, just past McLane Park in Poplar Bluff. Alex and Emily Ruegg own the business. Alex Ruegg, a licensed funeral director and embalmer, also owns and operates Ruegg Funeral Homes Inc. ...
Vernadine Bollinger (01/22/13)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Vernadine Bollinger, 86, of Marble Hill passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Woodland Hills Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 14, 1926, to L.L. and Lunda M. Yount Bridges Sr. She and John Henry Bollinger were married Nov. 22, 1949. He passed away Nov. 18, 1989...
Russell Carter (01/22/13)
H. Russell Carter, 79, of St. Louis, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in St. Louis. He was born Feb. 12, 1933, in St. Louis, son of Ken and Evelyn Carter. The family moved to Cape Girardeau in 1949. He graduated from Central High School in 1951 and Southeast Missouri State University in 1955...
Nadine Ford (01/22/13)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Nadine Joyce Ford, 73, of rural Advance passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 1, 1939, in Avert, Mo., daughter of Harold James and Beatrice Perry Carter. She and Charles Edward Ford were married July 22, 1960. He preceded her in death Sept. 17, 1985,...
Frances Hess (01/22/13)
Frances A. Hess, 101, of Scott City went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. She was born Aug. 31, 1911, in the township of Kelso, Mo. She lived most of her life in Scott City. Frances was a seamstress. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and quilting...
Eileen Mattingly (01/22/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Eileen M. Mattingly, 79, of Perryville died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Independence Care Center. She was born Dec. 30, 1933, in Perryville, daughter of Wallace E. and Anna Marie Moore Wood. She married Alvin J. Mattingly Feb. 23, 1952. He preceded her in death on April 1, 2011...
Olga Meyr (01/22/13)
Olga C. Meyr, 89, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the Lutheran Home. She had lived in the Lutheran Home Complex since 2000. She was born Sept. 19, 1923, in New Wells, daughter of Walter and Ida Leimbach Meyr. The center of Olga's life was always her Lutheran faith. ...
Izabella Moore (01/22/13)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Our sweet angel, Izabella Lee "Izzy" Moore, 7 months, of Altenburg got her wings Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, Mo. She was born June 18, 2012, in Cape Girardeau to Jeremy Lynn and Adrian Dawn Strahan Moore...
Elda Petzoldt (01/22/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Elda Petzoldt, 88, of Perryville died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Mo. The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Steven Dressler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/22/13 (01/22/13)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrest do not imply guilt...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/22/13 (01/22/13)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 1/22/13 (01/22/13)
Two more candidates have filed for Cape Girardeau County offices, bringing the total number of filings to nine; John Ferguson, pastor of the Third Street Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, has filed as a Republican candidate for public administrator, while Democrat Harold G. Cobb of Cape Girardeau has filed for re-election as county coroner...
Avoiding fraud (01/22/13)
Earlier this month a local bank advised its customers of a national telephone phishing scam that alleges involvement with that particular bank. The fraudulent calls asked for personal banking information. The bank released a statement assuring customers that their information had not been hacked and advising them not to provide this information over the phone...
Where does it end? (01/22/13)
In the typical "round-up-the-usual-suspects" style, the left has managed to demonize an organization that is devoted to the Second Amendment, the lawful use of firearms by law-abiding citizens, and dedicated to firearm safety. Anyone who is associated with the NRA would realize that a Newtown, Conn., massacre is the last thing that "we" would want...
Time for decision on trade policies (01/22/13)
Going back to the George Herbert Walker Bush and Clinton days, unions had become very powerful and both presidents decided to liberalize free trade. It resulted in a huge influx of foreign products ultimately causing the exit of many American corporations. ...
Speak Out 1/22/13 (01/22/13)
Thank you, Joe Sullivan. You and I live the same kind of life, but miles apart, in your stories. I went through a lot like you did, but we're stronger and better for living like we do. Thanks for your beautiful stories. Guns in Mexico I would like to make a comment about the president. He wants to come up with gun control, yet his department gave guns to cartels in Mexico. I wonder what would happen if one of those guns would have been used in a school shooting...
Prayer 1/22/13 (01/22/13)
Lord Jesus, thank you for coming to save, rescue, deliver, protect, preserve and heal us. Amen.
The Unique Role of a Multi-Manager Admin (01/22/13)
Barb Ostrenga CAP-OM, a member of Girardot Chapter IAAP and administrative assistant in the Graduate Business Studies office at Southeast Missouri State University presented the program "The Unique Role of the Multi-Manager Admin" at the January 15th meeting of Girardot Chapter IAAP. ...
MediCenter Pharmacy expands to Cape Girardeau (01/22/13)
The health and wellbeing of Cape Girardeau is about to improve. MediCenter Pharmacy will celebrate its grand opening at 465 South Mt. Auburn Rd., Suite 101, next to Doctors Express in Cape Girardeau, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. The grand opening celebration will kickoff with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. ...
Trout harvest begins Feb. 1 at Rotary Lake (01/22/13)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Anglers get ready! Trout may be harvested from Rotary Lake in Jackson beginning February 1. According to Fisheries Management Biologist, Mike Reed, of the Missouri Department of Conservation, fishing has been good all winter. Recent rains have left the lake murky but clarity should improve over the next week...
Cardinals (01/22/13)
More cadinals than we are used to seeing around the feeder. There were at least as many on the ground below the feeder.
Cape Central Fifth Grade Students of the Month (01/22/13)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for January are (front row from left) Samemia Taylor, Morgan Hessemkemper, Cambreigh Matlock and Julian McBride; (second row) Lyvia Ford, Jada Cox and Carrington Fleming Wheeler; (third row) Tyrus Reddin, Iiana Phillips, Jenny Zheng and Jacob Harris. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
Cape Central Sixth Grade Students of the Month (01/22/13)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for January are (front row from left) Alex West-Parden, Dylan Coonts and Aurora May; (second row) Jared Neikirk, Olivia Courtway-Riebling and Madison Davie; (third row) Jordan Maxton, Olivia Layton, Anna Clippard and Max Dale. Not pictured is Lacey Graham. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
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