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Dems won't decide 8th District nominee Sunday; private forum to be held instead (01/25/13)
Democrats who will select a candidate to run in a June special election to fill a vacancy left in Congress by former U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson have changed their plans for a nomination meeting that was to be combined with a candidate forum Sunday. Committeeman Mike Masterson of Cape Girardeau said members of the 68-member committee will still meet Sunday in Poplar Bluff, Mo., but will not vote to select a candidate. ...
Project to close gap in levee stalled amid bureaucracy (01/25/13)
Despite pressure by lawmakers and local stakeholders to resume reviewing plans to close a gap in the Mississippi River levee, federal agencies are not ready to move forward. They cite the need for further coordination and study. The St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Project -- to close the 1,500-foot gap in the levee and protect homes and farmland from periodic flooding -- dates back to the 1950s. ...
County commission votes to establish park reservation fees (01/25/13)
Reserving shelters at Cape County Park for parties, picnics and other events no longer be will free starting this year. County commissioners approved a fee to reserve shelters along with several rules for use of park shelters during their meeting Thursday...
Libertarian committee considering two candidates (01/25/13)
The Libertarian Party committee that will nominate a candidate to run in a June special election for the 8th Congressional District is considering two candidates and will meet next month. Committee chairman Rick Vandeven said in a news release the committee will hold a public forum and nomination meeting at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Scott County Courthouse...
Democrat Aycock drops 8th District bid (01/25/13)
The field of Democrats now stands at two for a committee to choose between as a candidate to nominate for Missouri's 8th Congressional District. Barry Aycock, a Parma, Mo., businessman and farmer, on Thursday said he will not seek the committee's nomination...
City council reviews 5-year plan (01/25/13)
Cape Girardeau's city council took a first look Thursday at a capital improvements program that sets goals for the community during the next five years. City manager Scott Meyer and assistant city manager Kelly Green led the council through the first draft of the program, which is created through city staff evaluation of the needs in the city combined with public input...
Man facing fifth alcohol-related offense (01/25/13)
A Warrensburg, Mo., driver already had at least four alcohol-related offenses when he was involved in an early morning wreck on a Cape Girardeau County road Wednesday about a mile north of Jackson. Darren G. Pope, 52, is now facing a possible fifth charge that he was driving while intoxicated, when a Jeep he was driving went off County Road 150 and flipped about 2:30 a.m. ...
Vehicles sustain damage to windows (01/25/13)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Authorities believe a group of young people went on a shooting spree earlier this week, damaging at least 25 vehicles throughout the town. It is believed the damage occurred sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning...
Patrolman finds assault suspect waiting for him at department (01/25/13)
Cape Girardeau police officer Jonathan Ortmann didn't have to go out of his way Saturday to make an arrest in his search for a robbery and assault suspect. The man was waiting for Ortmann at the police department by the time the patrolman returned from taking the report...
Mo. SOS to take public comments on initiatives (01/25/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is giving the public a chance to review potential ballot initiatives long before the petition gathering begins. Kander said Friday that initiatives submitted to his office will be posted online, and the public will have a five-day comment period before his office drafts a summary for the measures...
1-cent sales tax proposed for Mo. transportation (01/25/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's transportation commission chairman on Thursday proposed creation of a dedicated 1-cent sales tax to confront funding shortfalls for roads, bridges and other infrastructure needs. The plan calls for the 1-cent sales tax to last 10 years with hopes of raising an estimated $7.9 billion during the life of the tax.
Missouri tax cut debate focuses on Kansas (01/25/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Envious of big tax cuts in neighboring Kansas, Missouri Republicans outlined ambitious plans Thursday to cut state income taxes in hopes of deterring businesses and residents in western Missouri from moving across the state line...
Big crowds turn out for Stan Musial visitation (01/25/13)
ST. LOUIS -- The entrance to the Cathedral Basilica looked more like that of a St. Louis Cardinals game on Thursday, just the way Stan Musial would have liked it. Thousands of fans turned out for Musial's public visitation at the ornate Roman Catholic church, many of them bundled up against the bitter cold in red Cardinals jackets. ...
Missouri education board chief faces new lawsuit (01/25/13)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A former congregant at a Kansas City church alleges the new head of the Missouri State Board of Education used his position as pastor to engage in sexual misconduct, the second such lawsuit filed against him in a little more than a year...
Airplane concerns stall Nixon's cabinet nominee (01/25/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri senators delayed confirmation of one of Gov. Jay Nixon's top appointees Thursday, citing concerns that he had approved the purchase of a $5.6 million state airplane without first informing them. Although senators approved other Nixon appointees, they set aside the confirmation of Doug Nelson as commissioner of administration because he signed off on the purchase of a new King Air 250 plane by the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Maze of gun laws in U.S. hurts gun control efforts (01/25/13)
WASHINGTON -- Military-style assault weapons, gangster-style Tommy guns, World War II-era bazookas and even sawed-off shotguns -- somewhere in the U.S., there is a legal avenue to get each of those firearms and more. This is thanks to the maze of gun statutes around the country and the lack of a minimum federal standard to raise the bar for gun control in states with weak laws...
Court: Obama appointments are unconstitutional (01/25/13)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said that Obama did not have the power to make three recess appointments last year to the National Labor Relations Board...
U.S.: Sports are a civil right for disabled (01/25/13)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Education Department is telling schools they must include students with disabilities in sports programs or provide equal alternative options. The directive, reminiscent of the Title IX expansion of athletic opportunities for women, could bring sweeping changes to school budgets and locker rooms...
Kerry tackles questions on Iran, Syria, Hagel (01/25/13)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. John Kerry, President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of state, said Thursday that the United States will "do what we must" to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon even as he signaled that diplomacy remains a viable option with Tehran...
Security at Calif. district has high-powered rifles (01/25/13)
FONTANA, Calif. -- The semiautomatic rifles look like they belong in a war zone instead of a suburban public school, but officials in this Los Angeles-area city say the high-powered weapons now in the hands of school police could prevent a massacre...
American Mumbai plotter sentenced to 35 years (01/25/13)
CHICAGO -- Minutes before an American was sentenced to 35 years in prison for helping plan a deadly attack on Mumbai, India, one of his victims tearfully pleaded for a harsh punishment despite the terrorist plotter's widespread cooperation with U.S. investigators after his arrest...
Palestinian leader Abbas reaches out to Israeli centrists (01/25/13)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinian president wants to meet with newly elected Israeli parliament members to lay out his views on peace, hoping a political surge of centrists will provide an opening to resume long-stalled negotiations on a Palestinian state, a senior aide said Thursday...
U.S. calls North Korea nuke test plan ‘provocative' (01/25/13)
WASHINGTON -- North Korea's plan to conduct a third nuclear test is "needlessly provocative" and only will increase its isolation, a statement from the White House said Thursday, as the U.S. expanded its financial sanctions against the country...
As layoffs drop, hopes rise for job gains (01/25/13)
WASHINGTON -- Employers are laying off fewer workers, a trend that normally suggests hiring may be on the rise. The January jobs report next week will show whether employers have begun to hire more freely or if they are waiting for the economy to strengthen...
Prior sex abuse claims made against L.A. teacher (01/25/13)
LOS ANGELES -- The superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District said a principal failed on two occasions to let officials know about sexual abuse claims against a veteran teacher arrested this week on similar allegations. Superintendent John Deasy on Thursday said the former principal at George De La Torre Jr. ...
Jindal: GOP must stop being ‘stupid party' (01/25/13)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called on the Republican Party to "stop being the stupid party" on Thursday as GOP leaders promised fundamental changes to help stave off future losses. In the keynote address at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting, Jindal said the GOP doesn't need to change its values but "might need to change just about everything else we are doing."...
Today in History (01/25/13)
Today is Friday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2013. There are 340 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 25, 1863, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln accepted Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's resignation as commander of the Army of the Potomac, and replaced him with Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker...
Countries warn citizens to leave Benghazi (01/25/13)
LONDON -- Britain, Germany and the Netherlands urged their citizens to leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday, warning of an imminent threat against Westerners days after a deadly hostage crisis in neighboring Algeria. European officials said schools were among potential targets...
IRA veteran at center of tapes fight found dead (01/25/13)
DUBLIN -- An Irish Republican Army veteran who accused Sinn Fein party chief Gerry Adams of involvement in IRA killings and bombings has been found dead in her home, police and politicians said Thursday. Dolours Price, 61, was a member of the Provisional IRA unit that launched the first car-bomb attacks on London in 1973. She became one of Irish republicanism's most trenchant critics of Adams and his conversion to political compromise in the British territory of Northern Ireland...
Jackson wrestlers remain unbeaten with pair of routs (01/25/13)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Jackson wrestling coach Steve Wachter always wants his squad to be peaking as the regular season winds down and the postseason looms. If Thursday night was any indication, the Indians should be right on schedule...
High school roundup: Woodland girls basketball team defeats Perryville (01/25/13)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team looks for road win at Eastern Illinois (01/25/13)
The Redhawks, 1-8 this season in true road games, visit EIU on Saturday
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team loses OVC game at SIU Edwardsville (01/25/13)
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- The Southeast Missouri State's men's basketball team survived some early emotional play by SIU Edwardsville and somewhat silenced an enthusiastic crowd on the Cougars' 'red out' night Thursday. Then came an SIUE avalanche that buried the visiting Redhawks...
Blues record second shutout (01/25/13)
ST. LOUIS -- Patrik Berglund figures Jan. 24 must be his lucky day. Berglund scored on a penalty shot on that date for the second year in a row, and goalie Jaroslav Halak bounced back from a poor game to lead the St. Louis Blues over the Nashville Predators 3-0 on Thursday night...
Customer service: Either you have it or you don't - Part II (01/25/13)
Back in September my relatively new lawn mower went on the blitz. Remember? I told you all about it in a column last October. Between September and October, the dealer who sold me the mower had been informed by the manufacturer that it would not stand behind factory defects that caused my mower to croak. I was unhappy. I was unhappy that a well-known mower maker wouldn't stand behind its product. And I was unhappy that the dealer would welsh on its reputation for good service...
Bavarian Halle hosts bluegrass festival (01/25/13)
Three days of bluegrass music, food and shopping kick off today in Fruitland with the annual Bootheel Bluegrass Festival. Fruitland's Bavarian Halle has been home to the event since 2005. This year will be the third time that Bull and Tammy Harman of Florissant, Mo., will host the event. Former hosts Bruce and Bobette Punches handed over the festival in January 2011 in order to play music on the road...
Southeast plans variety of Black History Month activities (01/25/13)
Southeast Missouri State University will celebrate Black History Month in February with a variety of events. Public events include:Ÿ The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read-a-Thon, which will be held throughout the month in local schools. For more information or to volunteer, contact Marcia Brown Haims at mjbrown@semo.edu or 651-2188...
ARTifacts 1/25/13 (01/25/13)
Callie Lewis of Arcadia Valley High School was declared the winner Saturday of the Regional Poetry Out Load Competition, hosted by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri at Port Cape Girardeau. She will represent the Southeast Missouri Region at a statewide competition. ...
'A Chorus Line' arrives in Cape for one night only (01/25/13)
The timeless musical that captures the struggle of dancers looking for their big break, "A Chorus Line," will hit the Bedell Performance Hall stage at the River Campus Monday night. And with the popularity of big musicals at the venue, the show might be a sellout...
Art and fashion fundraiser (01/25/13)
The Jackson Art Group hopes a fashion show and its own art will mix well. The group is hosting a fashion and art show from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Jackson's Steck House Art Gallery to raise funds for the not-for-profit Jackson Art Group. For more information, contact 579-0952 or masabo595877@yahoo.com...
Mary Blackiston (01/25/13)
Mary Ella Sims Blackiston, 92, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. Formerly of Cape Girardeau, Mrs. Blackiston was a resident of Malden Nursing and Rehab the past four years. She was born March 1, 1920, in Ouachita Parish, La., to John Steven and Clara Belle Kennedy Sims. She and John Fillmore Blackiston Sr. were married in 1944 in Ouachita Parish. He preceded her in death Sept. 26, 1976...
Ruth Boardman (01/25/13)
Ruth E. Boardman, 86, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 21, 1926, in Cape Girardeau to Paul and Marie Werner Schilling. She married John L.E. Boardman. Ruth graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor of science degree in home economics and a minor in chemistry, later returning to receive a master's degree in English and literary science...
Charlie Daniel (01/25/13)
Charlie Roy Daniel, 83, of Millersville died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 11, 1929, in Johnsonville, Tenn., to Roy and Flora McCaleb Daniel. He and Carolyn M. Friese were married Nov. 16, 1956. She preceded him in death on April 15, 1998...
Edna Doering (01/25/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Edna H. Doering, 78, of Perryville died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. Visitation will be from noon until time of service Sunday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Steven Dressler officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery...
Donovan Gohn (01/25/13)
LINN, Mo. -- Donovan Jay Gohn, 40, of Linn, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. He was born April 11, 1972, in Cape Girardeau to Marilyn Gohn. Donovan graduated from Central High School in 1990 and from Linn State Technical College in 2012 with a design drafting degree. He was working toward a second degree...
Bradley Kelley (01/25/13)
CHAFFEE, Mo. — Bradley J. Kelley, 41, of Chaffee died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Edith Nance (01/25/13)
Edith L. Nance, 89, of Jackson, formerly of Anna, Ill., died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Union County, Ill., to Logan and Edith Wilson Blaylock. She married William Nance April 10, 1954. He preceded her in death Jan. 14, 1987...
Debra Smith (01/25/13)
Debra L. Smith, 53, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 19, 1959, in Salina, Kan., daughter of Charles W. and Joyce Ervin Dunn. She and Gary W. Smith were married March 20, 1982, near Burfordville...
Births (01/25/13)
Son to Collin Alan Schabbing and Haley Jo Diane Dickerson of Gordonville, Saint Francis Medical Center, 7:43 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Name, Cooper Alan. Weight, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. First child. Ms. Dickerson is the daughter of Charles and Carlis Dickerson of Jackson. ...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/25/13 (01/25/13)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/25/13 (01/25/13)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Jackson fire report 1/25/13 (01/25/13)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Out of the past 1/25/13 (01/25/13)
Robert Hahn, a consulting engineer, and Melvin Gateley, a retired school administrator, are the latest to announce they want to be considered for appointment to the Cape Girardeau County Commission; a vacancy on the commission will occur next month when J. Ronald Fischer resigns to become city manager of Cape Girardeau...
Ritter award (01/25/13)
It's been an inspiring week with the local events held to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We hope you were able to attend one or more of the celebrations. Each plays an important role not only for our nation but also for our individual communities...
U.S. has morality, not gun problem (01/25/13)
No one can forget the shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., last year in which a total of 38 lives were taken. Those horrific events will be etched in our minds for some time. But now we see what amounts to another emotional knee-jerk reaction by those who seek to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens to own and carry guns. ...
Speak Out 1/25/13 (01/25/13)
I think the housing authority needs to make these low-income houses better. Some of the houses on the program don't need to be on the program. If you get the government to help you pay your bills they just want to live with anything, and that's not right. Landlords just want the money. The housing authority needs to be stricter on landlords. Some of these houses aren't fit for dogs to live in...
Prayer 1/25/13 (01/25/13)
Lord Jesus, may we daily seek to help and encourage others. Amen.
Marble Hill Guardsman wins state combatives title (01/25/13)
JEFFERSON CITY Mo. -- Soldiers from the 1-138th Infantry Regiment won five of the seven weight classes Saturday at the third Missouri National Guard Combatives Tournament at Jason Gym on the Lincoln University campus. The tournament also had three repeat winners led by Spcs. Miles McDonald and Dalton Tombs, who won the flyweight (111-125 pounds) and welterweight (141-155) titles, respectively, as neither have ever suffered a loss in the event...
You're taking Me where ?? To do WHAT ??? (01/25/13)
My cat Izzy can make the funniest expressions , she is such a silly cat.
Pet of the Week (01/25/13)
We love and miss our family friend and companion who now runs through heaven's fields in search of those "rascally rabbits." Spyder touched the hearts of all who knew him.
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