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Stories from Monday, January 28, 2013

Democrats say 'now is time' to seize 8th District (01/28/13)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Democratic hopefuls Sunday said the resignation of U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson last week presents the best chance their party's had in years of ending the GOP's 32-year reign over the state's 8th Congressional District. Each of the now four Democratic candidates acknowledged at a candidates forum in Poplar Bluff that it will take hard work. ...
'Everything was just gone': Millersville family struggles after mobile home fire (01/28/13)
You think it's going to happen to someone else. Harry Matlock used to believe that until a fire Jan. 21 severely damaged the mobile home that he shared with his family in Millersville. Virtually everything inside the home was destroyed, and now Matlock, his wife, their daughter and two grandchildren are living in a recreational vehicle next to what used to be their home...
Suspects in court today on burglary charges (01/28/13)
Two Cape Girardeau residents are scheduled to be arraigned on burglary charges today after police said they stole prescription drugs and loose change from an area apartment last week. Kentasha Moore, 24, and Jerome Bridges, 28, each charged with felony counts of second-degree burglary and theft of a controlled substance, are to appear before Judge Gary Kamp at 11 a.m. ...
Sikeston sees increase in assaults with weapons (01/28/13)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston experienced a jump in the number of aggravated assaults last year, while other crimes were steady. Uniform Crime Report statistics are submitted to the state by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety on a monthly basis. State officials then forward those to the FBI on an annual basis. Department officials also gather the statistics and submit them, along with the numbers from previous years, to the city council in an annual report...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 1/28/13 (01/28/13)
*** Administrative Office Building 1 Barton Square, Jackson 9 a.m. today Routine business * Soil and water conservation newsletter Discussion and possible action * County advisory boards: Appointment to mental health board
Sucker gigging a tradition in Ozarks (01/28/13)
Time hasn't done much to change the fishing on frosty nights on the Niangua River. Chuck Knight has heard the stories of how his grandpa and many others would spend winter nights on the clear Ozarks stream, gigging suckers. Today, he and his friends are following tradition, doing the same thing, albeit with more modern equipment...
Prosecutor: Death penalty system unfair to victims (01/28/13)
PLATTE CITY, Mo. -- Landis Shippert goes down into his basement every day, turns on some light music and spends a few quality moments near the urn holding the ashes of his daughter. When Quintin O'Dell killed 22-year-old Alyssa Shippert in May 2011, Landis lost his youngest daughter, a well-liked young woman who soon before her death was inquiring about a mission trip to Joplin, Mo., to help victims of the deadly tornado...
Bill seeks to improve Missouri energy infrastructure (01/28/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri electric companies could levy a surcharge for expenses such as utility poles and cybersecurity investments under a legislative proposal that supporters contend would help modernize the state's power infrastructure...
Veterans learn to heal with qigong (01/28/13)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Jerry Cupit, 65, said it was by accident that he wound up in a workshop demonstrating the traditional Chinese healing practice of qigong. Cupit, a Vietnam War veteran, said he was at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital to be treated for post-traumatic stress disorder on a recent Friday night. When he walked by the door of the auditorium, he saw a group of people gathered and was interested to find out what was going on...
New death threat scam shows up in northeast Mo. (01/28/13)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Northeast Missouri authorities say scammers are trying to convince people they must pay money so they won't become the target of a murder-for-hire plot. The Hannibal Courier-Post reported that the scam starts with an email, warning the recipient that a murder contract has been issued. But the email says the "hit man" will ignore the contract if the target pays a certain amount of money...
New health-care markets on the way (01/28/13)
WASHINGTON -- Buying your own health insurance will never be the same. This fall, new insurance markets called exchanges will open in each state, marking the long-awaited and much-debated debut of President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul. The goal is quality coverage for millions of uninsured people in the United States. What the reality will look like is anybody's guess -- from bureaucracy, confusion and indifference to seamless service and satisfied customers...
'Argo,' Lawrence, Day-Lewis win at Screen Actors Guild Awards (01/28/13)
LOS ANGELES -- The CIA thriller "Argo" continues to steamroll through awards season, winning the top honor for overall cast performance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. SAG's lead-acting honors Sunday went to Jennifer Lawrence for her role as a troubled widow in a shaky new relationship in the lost-souls romance "Silver Linings Playbook" and Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War epic "Lincoln."...
Missouri plant halts ethanol production (01/28/13)
ST. LOUIS -- A central Missouri ethanol plant is suspending production Feb. 1, saying the extended drought has made it almost impossible to get enough corn to make the alternative fuel, a plant spokesman said Friday. POET Biorefining plans to keep its Macon, Mo., facility open and all 44 employees will keep working, spokesman Matt Merritt said. The company plans to move ahead with $14.5 million in plant upgrades, and workers will use the down time to help with some of the upgrades...
'No budget, no pay' advances despite some reservations (01/28/13)
WASHINGTON -- In an earlier era, a move like the one engineered by House GOP leaders to pass a "no budget, no pay" measure probably would have been stopped in its tracks. But with Congress' approval ratings in the gutter, House lawmakers pushed aside questions about fairness and constitutionality and tacked the idea on to an unpopular, must-pass measure to increase the government's borrowing cap...
Study: Distant rural areas may feel cities' heat (01/28/13)
WASHINGTON -- Heat rising from cities such as New York, Paris and Tokyo might be remotely warming up winters far away in some rural parts of Alaska, Canada and Siberia, a surprising study theorizes. In an unusual twist, that same urban heat from buildings and cars may be slightly cooling the autumns in much of the Western United States, Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, according to the study published Sunday in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change...
Proposed East Coast uranium mine dividing Virginia (01/28/13)
CHATHAM, Va. -- The rolling fields of Coles Hill were once full of tobacco. Along with furniture and textiles, the leaf sustained farmers, blue collar workers and families in this area of Virginia known as Southside. All three industries are in decline now, and the region typically leads the state in unemployment. But something beneath the fields -- something you can't see -- could be Southside's salvation...
Today in History (01/28/13)
Today is Monday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2013. There are 337 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 28, 1813, the novel "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen was first published anonymously in London. On this date:...
Holocaust victims mourned at Auschwitz and beyond (01/28/13)
WARSAW, Poland -- Holocaust survivors, politicians, religious leaders and others marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday with solemn prayers and the now oft-repeated warnings to never let such horrors happen again. Events took place at sites including Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former death camp where Hitler's Germany killed at least 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, in southern Poland. ...
Deadly smoke, lone exit blocked: 230 die in Brazil (01/28/13)
SANTA MARIA, Brazil -- A fast-moving fire roared through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, within seconds filling the space with flames and a thick, toxic smoke that killed more than 230 panicked partygoers who gasped for breath and fought in a stampede to escape...
Central basketball squads battle turnovers, inconsistency (01/28/13)
Central boys basketball coach Drew Church wishes he had a magic wand. If he did, he would use it to cure his Tigers' ballhandling woes with one giant wave. Turnovers were a major factor in the Tigers' 74-69 home loss to SEMO Conference foe Poplar Bluff Friday night. Considering that Central outshot Poplar Bluff 60 percent (27 of 45) to 52 percent (28 of 54) and allowed just five offensive rebounds while getting eight of its own, Church could point to just one glaring statistic: turnovers...
Southeast Missouri State women try to end skid at SIUE (01/28/13)
The Redhawks have lost a season-high four games in a row
Blues continue hot start, beat Wild in OT (01/28/13)
ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Sobotka's timing was perfect for the streaking St. Louis Blues. Sobotka scored from close range at 2:16 of overtime to give the Blues a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night. St. Louis is 5-1, its best start since winning seven of its first eight in 1997-98. Coming off a 4-3 victory in Dallas on Saturday night, the Blues also improved to 3-0 at home...
Southeast men still have time to right ship (01/28/13)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team still has eight regular-season games left, including seven Ohio Valley Conference contests. That's enough time for the Redhawks to get on a roll and have the type of year that many people -- myself included -- expected...
WikiLeaks film script leaked (01/28/13)
LONDON -- If you're making a movie about WikiLeaks, this is the kind of thing you probably see coming. Julian Assange says he has obtained a leaked copy of the script for "The Fifth Estate," a DreamWorks film about the maverick computer expert and his famed secret-busting site. In a speech before the Oxford Union debating society earlier this week, Assange said his unauthorized sneak peek has left him convinced the film is a hit piece...
People on the move 1/28/13 (01/28/13)
Vincenzo Galati, urologist at Saint Francis Medical Center, received certification in the MD Anderson Cancer Center Network. The Anderson Cancer Center is one of the most respected cancer prevention, treatment, detection and follow-up care networks. This certification will allow Galati to use the Anderson Center's resources in treating local cancer patients...
Yesterday's phone companies are today's information movers (01/28/13)
Consumers have entered a new frontier of options for Internet, television, mobile and landline phone services, and local telecommunications companies are doing everything they can to keep pace with demands for access to more information, faster speeds and increased capabilities...
Some businesses close doors, others break ground (01/28/13)
* Just after celebrating its 20 year anniversary, Pop's Pizza at 409 North Clark Street in Cape Girardeau has announced it is closing. "It's kind of the end of an era," said Brad Sample, son of owner Cora Lee Sample. Because of uncertainty in the economy, the family pizzeria does not want to sign a two-year lease as required by the building's owner, Sample said. He also said his mother is looking to retire from the business. Unless a buyer is found, the business will close Feb. 28, he said...
Norma Carrel (01/28/13)
MALDEN, Mo. -- Norma Leona Carrel, 99, formerly of Malden, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 11, 1914, in Clarkton, Mo., to Dick and Flossie Poe McCoin. She was married on her 17th birthday, Jan. 11, 1931, to Marion Jackson Carrel, who preceded her in death Jan. 26, 1999...
Alvin Farmer (01/28/13)
Alvin James "Al" Farmer Jr., 82, of Cape Girardeau relocated to his heavenly home, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. He drew his first heavenly breath surrounded by his loving wife and family. Al was born June 26, 1930, in Bell City, Mo., to the Rev. Alvin James and Mabel Arnold Farmer Sr. ...
Lillian Livesay (01/28/13)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lillian A. Livesay, 95, of Anna died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Union County Hospital in Anna. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with the Rev. Randy Morgan officiating...
Gerald Musgraves (01/28/13)
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Gerald F. Musgraves, 78, of Port Charlotte and formerly of Flint, Mich., passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Port Charlotte. Gerald was born Sept. 16, 1934, in Advance, Mo. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne unit. ...
Truman Senciboy (01/28/13)
PERKINS, Mo. -- Truman Senciboy, 88, of Perkins passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 29, 1924, in Oran, Mo., to the late George F. and Zelma Ehtherton Senciboy. Truman was a United States Marine and participated in action against Japan at Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, from May 28 to June 30, 1945. He also participated in the occupation of Japan from Aug. 30, 1945, to June 23, 1946, at the end of World War II...
Ruth Sample (01/28/13)
Ruth Marilyn Sample, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel, with the Rev. Douglas C. Breite officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/28/13 (01/28/13)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summonses Assaults Burglaries Thefts...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/28/13 (01/28/13)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Jackson police report 1/28/13 (01/28/13)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Out of the past 1/28/13 (01/28/13)
Cape Girardeau County Public Administrator Dorris Young files for re-election to a third term in office; Young, a Democrat, was appointed to the post in June 1980 by Gov. Joe Teasdale and was re-elected to full terms in 1980 and 1984. Dr. Homer R. Bolen, a professor of zoology at Southeast Missouri State University from 1932 to 1970, died yesterday at age 86...
Local elections (01/28/13)
Many of us still are recovering from the 2012 presidential election, and all of the mudslinging that came with it. And while a lot of attention has been given -- and rightfully so -- to the special election in June to replace JoAnn Emerson in Congress, it's important not to lose sight of the local elections coming April 2...
U.S. has culture of violence (01/28/13)
There is an old Indian proverb that goes, "Like king, like subjects." As we all know, the U.S. was born from a violent revolution, and the violent Civil War saved it. Over the past 100 years the U.S. fought seven great wars in which hundreds of thousand of young men and women died and were injured, not to mention millions of people of other nations. ...
Speak Out 1/28/13 (01/28/13)
It's not surprising that Obama is trying to play the smoke-and-mirrors game that his gun control will solve all problems. It is frightening that he shares the liberal perspective on life that everyone should have the freedom to do whatever they want like marry who they want, abort who they want, but here lies the hypocrisy when it comes to something that liberals despise, like guns. ...
Prayer 1/28/13 (01/28/13)
O Lord God, we praise you, for you knew us before we were born. Amen.
Jackson FBLA Hosts Career Fair (01/28/13)
On Friday, January 18th, the Jackson Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America held their annual Sixth Grade Career Fair at the Jackson Middle School. FBLA partnered with 24 businesses while over 450 students toured the various business stations, learning about careers found in the workforce today. ...
Low Water (01/28/13)
Low water levels on the Mississippi River make it easy to find interesting shapes in the sand along the banks of the river. It was a cold but sunny day at Thebes Illinois on Saturday , January 26, 2013, a nice day to be out taking photographs.
Israel (01/28/13)
My Cat Israel, nickname - Izzy Owner , Laura Holmburg favorite activity - chasing a laser light around the house.
Pond in the Winter (01/28/13)
General Watkins Conservation Area Scott County Missouri
Terrific Tigers recognized at board meeting (01/28/13)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education, during the January board meeting, recognized several outstanding students for their leadership, scholarship and service to others. Recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with School Board President Stacy Kinder, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
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