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Stories from Tuesday, January 29, 2013

SEMO could receive $1.49 million extra under budget proposal (01/29/13)
A proposal by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon could provide $1.49 million in extra funding for Southeast Missouri State University. But local Republican legislators said while that number sounds nice, paying for the funding increase could be a challenge. Included in the Nixon budget is $34 million in potential funding increases for Missouri's public colleges and universities...
Mo. higher ed funding hikes could vary by school (01/29/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's public colleges and universities would get a $34 million funding increase under Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed budget, but not all of the institutions would be treated equally. Nixon's proposed budget seeks to implement a new performance funding plan that would reward some schools with more money than others for meeting goals in such things as student retention and graduation. ...
Buckner Brewing Co. closing its doors Sunday (01/29/13)
Editor's note: The following story has been edited to include Saturday night's entertainment. Buckner Brewing Co. on North Main Street in Cape Girardeau is closing Sunday and will hold a farewell bash through the weekend. After that, the owners plan to liquidate equipment and sell the building amid a pile of outstanding tax bills...
Harkey gets four-year prison sentence in 2011 fatal stabbing (01/29/13)
UNION, Mo. -- Ryan Harkey, the Jackson man who insisted from the start he was acting in self-defense, will spend no more than four years in prison -- and likely much less -- after a sentencing hearing Monday in a Franklin County courtroom. Franklin County Judge Gael Wood handed down a sentence that didn't stray from the deal reached in November that reduced Harkey's second-degree murder charge -- and its possible life prison sentence -- to manslaughter in exchange for the 24-year-old man's guilty plea.. ...
Fundraisers for Jackson, Cape schools set for Feb. 9 (01/29/13)
A pair of fundraising events to benefit education projects in the Cape Girardeau and Jackson school districts are planned for Feb. 9 in Cape Girardeau. The seventh annual Penguin Party Dinner and Auction, presented by the Cape Girardeau Public School Foundation, will be from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Cape Girardeau Country Club. The Jackson R-2 School District Foundation's fourth annual Red and Black Affair will be from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Arena Building...
Severe weather possible today into Wednesday (01/29/13)
Severe storms could develop over Southeast Missouri today and into Wednesday, according to National Weather Service forecasts. According to a weather service hazardous weather outlook issued Monday, a slight risk of severe thunderstorms exists tonight into early Wednesday in advance of a strong cold front. Short-lived tornadoes can't be ruled out, the outlook states...
Trial set for man charged with robbery in drug deal gone bad (01/29/13)
A trial date has been set for an area man described by police as one of two men who promised to sell another man drugs -- but then robbed him at gunpoint instead. Rico F. Lucious, 22, of Cape Girardeau is facing life in prison on charges of first-degree robbery, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm. Lucious appeared in court Monday along with his defense lawyer, assistant public defender Jennifer Slone, where Judge Benjamin Lewis set a trial date for June 27...
Suspect pleads not guilty in Cape bar burglaries (01/29/13)
A Cape Girardeau man accused of burglarizing local businesses and homes late last year pleaded not guilty in circuit court. Scott W. Pierce, 30, faces counts of second-degree burglary and felony theft in connection with the break-ins of two Cape Girardeau bars and two homes in the county. ...
Sikeston woman charged with DWI after wreck near Benton (01/29/13)
A 24-year-old Sikeston, Mo., woman was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated after her Monte Carlo travelled off the right side of the road early Sunday and hit a dirt embankment along Interstate 55. Katherine L. Ray is charged with driving while intoxicated, carless driving and for not wearing her seat belt in an arrest in which she was released shortly after for medical treatment...
Agribusiness Academy applications due Friday (01/29/13)
High school sophomores interested in exploring agriculture-related college degrees and careers can apply for the Missouri Department of Agriculture's Agribusiness Academy through Friday. Selected participants will spend a week in June in the Springfield, Mo., area, visiting with industry leaders and agribusinesses specializing in animal health, communication, sales and financial management. Students also will spend time on the Missouri State University campus...
Tornado risk follows record warmth in central US (01/29/13)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- You might forgive Midwesterners for feeling a little whipsawed by the weather. Record high temperatures across a swath of the central U.S. are giving way to severe storms, strong winds and possible tornadoes from Texas to Alabama and as far north as Michigan...
Sheriff now says hikers were never offered ride (01/29/13)
CENTERVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- The sheriff in Reynolds County, Mo., says that contrary to initial reports, no ride was ever offered to a man and his two sons who died while hiking. David Decareaux of Millstadt, Ill., and his boys ages 10 and 8 died earlier this month after getting lost on the Ozark Trail. The temperature was about 60 degrees when they left but dropped below freezing by the next morning, when their bodies were found...
Nixon outlines budget, policy priorities for Mo. in State of the State (01/29/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon proposed billions of dollars of new spending on government-run health-care and building projects Monday and vowed to lead a ballot initiative to impose campaign contribution limits if lawmakers failed to curb the growth of political money...
Economist casts doubt on Mo. business incentives (01/29/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A university economist cast doubt Monday on whether Missouri's job-creation incentives actually result in more jobs, though lobbyists for two of the state's largest companies assured lawmakers that the tax breaks had helped them expand...
Mo. bat found to have white-nose syndrome (01/29/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bat found in a southern Missouri cave has tested positive for deadly white-nose syndrome. The Missouri Department of Conservation said the bat was found in the entrance of Onondaga Cave in Crawford County, about 70 miles southwest of St. Louis...
Barge hits Miss. River bridge; oil cleanup ongoing (01/29/13)
VICKSBURG, Miss. -- Experts say the stretch of Mississippi River where vessel traffic was halted after a barge hit a railroad bridge Sunday is one of the most dangerous along the 2,500-mile-long river. Late Monday, cleanup crews were skimming oily water near Vicksburg, a day after a barge struck a bridge, rupturing a compartment holding 80,000 gallons of oil...
Mo. plans statewide earthquake drill (01/29/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's disaster management agency is planning a statewide earthquake drill as part of Earthquake Awareness Month. On Feb. 7, more than 350,000 Missourians will participate in the exercise marking the 201st anniversary of the 1812 New Madrid earthquake. Missouri is one of nine states performing the drill on that day...
Text of Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address (01/29/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Here is the text of Gov. Jay Nixon's 2013 State of the State Address as prepared for delivery Monday night to a joint session of the Legislature: Thank you, President Pro Tem Dempsey, Speaker Jones, judges of the Missouri Supreme Court, Lieutenant Governor Kinder, state officials, members of the legislature, members of my cabinet, and my fellow Missourians...
Text of GOP response to Mo. Gov. Nixon's speech (01/29/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Here is the text of the Republican response by Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones, as prepared for delivery Monday night, to Gov. Jay Nixon's 2013 State of the State address: Good evening. Thank you for joining me...
Boy Scouts considering retreat from no-gays policy (01/29/13)
NEW YORK -- The Boy Scouts of America may soon give sponsors of troops the authority to decide whether to accept gays as scouts and leaders -- a potentially dramatic retreat from a nationwide no-gays policy that has provoked protests. Under the change now being discussed, the different religious and civic groups that sponsor Scout units would be able to decide for themselves how to address the issue -- either maintaining an exclusion of gays, as is now required of all units, or opening up their membership.. ...
Senators reach agreement on immigration reform (01/29/13)
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles for a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country...
Congress passes $50.5B superstorm Sandy bill (01/29/13)
WASHINGTON -- Three months after superstorm Sandy ravaged coastal areas in much of the Northeast, Congress on Monday sent a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for storm victims to President Barack Obama for his signature. "I commend Congress for giving families and businesses the help they deserve, and I will sign this bill into law as soon as it hits my desk," Obama said in a statement late Monday...
First quad amputee to survive Iraq War has double-arm transplant (01/29/13)
Brendan Marrocco was the first soldier to survive losing all four limbs in the Iraq War, and doctors revealed Monday that he's received a double-arm transplant. Those new arms "already move a little," he tweeted a month after the operation. Marrocco, a 26-year-old New Yorker, was injured by a roadside bomb in 2009. He had the transplant Dec. 18 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, his father said Monday...
U.S. economy gets lift from housing, other tailwinds (01/29/13)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy is a study in contrasts. The housing, banking and auto industries are surging back to health and that has helped push the stock market to a five-year peak. Higher prices for homes and stocks tend to make people feel wealthier and spend more...
States weighing Obama health plan (01/29/13)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama thinks his health-care law makes states an offer they can't refuse. Whether to expand Medicaid, the federal-state program for the poor and disabled, could be the most important decision facing governors and legislatures this year. The repercussions go beyond their budgets, directly affecting the well-being of residents and the finances of critical hospitals...
Japan's new import rules to help U.S. beef industry (01/29/13)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Ranchers welcomed Japan's decision Monday to ease restrictions on U.S. beef imports, saying it will provide a boost to the American meat industry but cautioning that it will take time before exports to Japan reach their levels of a decade ago...
Law enforcement leaders push for background checks on gun purchases (01/29/13)
WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement leaders who met with President Barack Obama on Monday urged him to focus on strengthening gun purchase background checks and mental health systems, but did not unify behind his more controversial gun control efforts...
Today in History (01/29/13)
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2013. There are 336 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 29, 1963, poet Robert Frost died in Boston at age 88. On this date: In 1820, Britain's King George III died at Windsor Castle...
No alarm, 1 exit in Brazil club (01/29/13)
SANTA MARIA, Brazil -- The nightclub Kiss was hot and steamy as a Brazilian country band performed on stage and lit flares that spewed silver sparks into the air. It was another Saturday night in Santa Maria, a university town of about 260,000 on Brazil's southernmost tip...
Philippine dictatorship victims to be compensated (01/29/13)
MANILA, Philippines -- Almost four decades after he was arrested and tortured and his sister disappeared into a maze of Philippine police cells and military houses, playwright Bonifacio Ilagan is finally seeing his suffering officially recognized...
Egypt shows defiance against Islamist leader (01/29/13)
CAIRO -- Protesters battled police for hours on Monday in Cairo and thousands marched through Egypt's three Suez Canal cities in defiance of a nighttime curfew and state of emergency, handing a blow to Islamist President Mohammed Morsi's attempts to contain five days of violence...
High school roundup: Zalma, Meadow Heights win openers in MVC tourney (01/29/13)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State's Gabbard selected to All-American football team (01/29/13)
Southeast Missouri State senior long snapper Brandon Gabbard has been named to his second All-American team. Gabbard was among six Ohio Valley Conference players selected Monday to the College Sports Journal Football Championship Subdivision All-America squad...
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team drops fifth straight OVC game (01/29/13)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team appeared poised to take SIU Edwardsville down to the wire and perhaps snap its losing streak. But a 15-0 run by host SIUE broke a second-half tie and sent the Redhawks to their season-high fifth consecutive defeat, 78-65 Monday night in Edwardsville, Ill...
Cardinals gain insurance at shortstop, sign Cedeno (01/29/13)
ST. LOUIS -- Infielder Ronny Cedeno has agreed to a $1.15 million, one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, giving them insurance in case shortstop Rafael Furcal has problems returning from an elbow injury that sidelined him late last season...
Group hopes to lose 1,000 pounds by May 1 (01/29/13)
It appears weight loss is going viral in Chaffee, Mo. While the waistlines are getting smaller, a Chaffee's Biggest Loser group is growing by number. More than 20 members strong now, with 157 following on Facebook as of Monday, the "Losers" hope to shed 1,000 pounds by May 1...
Healthbeat: Women and heart health awareness (01/29/13)
Heart disease is the leading killer of women in the United States. It was responsible for one of every four deaths among women in 2009. Even if you have no obvious symptoms, you may still be at risk for heart disease. Friday is National Wear Red Day. It is observed the first Friday of every February -- known as American Heart Month. Wear red to raise awareness about heart disease in women...
Women smokers are starting younger and smoking more (01/29/13)
Smoke like a man, die like a man. U.S. women who smoke today have a much greater risk of dying from lung cancer than they did decades ago, partly because they are starting younger and smoking more -- that is, they are lighting up like men, new research shows...
‘Argo' on a roll with big win at SAG Awards (01/29/13)
LOS ANGELES -- A few weeks ago, the Oscar race looked wide open. The stately, historical "Lincoln" seemed like the safe and likely choice, with the provocative "Zero Dark Thirty" and the quirky and inspiring "Silver Linings Playbook" very much in the mix for the Academy Award for best picture...
Walter Bledsoe (01/29/13)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Walter Neal Bledsoe, 71, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at his home. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home. The funeral will be at noon Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. ...
Nora Crosnoe (01/29/13)
Nora Elizabeth Crosnoe, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Dec. 17, 1917, in Cape Girardeau, to Anton and Rosa Schott Geringer. She and Goly V. Crosnoe were married April 16, 1937. He died May 26, 1967...
Nancy Dockins (01/29/13)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Nancy Jane Dockins, 91, of Marble Hill died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, surrounded by her family. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time today at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ken Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Scopus, Mo...
Helen Henderson (01/29/13)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Helen Juanita Henderson, 78, of Olive Branch passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at her home with her family by her side. She was born Oct. 6, 1934, daughter of Arthur and Mattie Garrett. She met the love of her life, Vernon Henderson, and they were married Feb. 14, 1949. He passed away Sept. 10, 2006...
Ruth Sample (01/29/13)
Ruth Marilyn Sample, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 3, 1929, in Pocahontas, to Willie T. and Mary Morton Kasten. She and C.E. "Gene" Sample were married Oct. 17, 1948, in Pocahontas. He died Feb. 25, 2012...
Dorothy Stevens (01/29/13)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Dorothy A. Stevens, 60, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. According to her wishes, Dorothy will be cremated after the visitation...
Edward Thompson (01/29/13)
ANNA, Ill. -- Edward J. Thompson, 51, of Anna died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joe Aldridge officiating. Entombment will be in Murdale Gardens of Memory Mausoleum...
Lee Tripp (01/29/13)
Jerry Lee Tripp, 44, of Jackson passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 3, 1968, in Cape Girardeau, son of Jerry Tripp and Jackqulin Seabaugh Quade. Lee had an avid love for music and playing his guitars. He enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with his daughter and his friends. He also loved to playfully pick at his mother anytime the opportunity would arise...
Raymond Zahner (01/29/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Raymond J. Zahner, 81, of Perryville died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Independence Care Center. He was born Nov. 25, 1931, in Perryville, son of John and Bertha Behrle Zahner. He married Helen R. Moll, who died Feb. 3, 2006. Raymond was a farmer and also worked in construction. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the Missouri Department of Conservation...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/29/13 (01/29/13)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Burglary Theft SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety released the following items...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/29/13 (01/29/13)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson police and fire report 1/29/13 (01/29/13)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summons Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 1/29/13 (01/29/13)
The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps unit at Southeast Missouri State University is among units on 37 college campuses that will close in spring 1989; all are being closed because of Air Force budget cuts. Two high school teachers have filed for the Cape Girardeau Board of Education; Harold G. ...
Young Life and Love INC to hold events this week (01/29/13)
For those passionate about local faith-based ministries, there are a couple of events this week to consider attending. Southeast Missouri Young Life will hold its annual fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Concourse Building, 429 N. Broadview St. in Cape Girardeau. This year's theme is Backstage Pass, and the event will feature student testimonies...
Prayer 1/29/13 (01/29/13)
O Lord Jesus, most precious Savior, in all things we give thanks to you. Amen.
Fitch Affirms Thrivent Financial's AA Rating (01/29/13)
Fitch affirms Thrivent Financial for Lutherans AA (Very Strong) rating with a stable outlook Agency cites strong capitalization, high quality investment portfolio, consistent profitability, and favorable market position within the Lutheran market MINNEAPOLIS (January 28, 2013) -- Fitch Ratings has affirmed Thrivent Financial for Lutherans AA (Very Strong) rating, the third-highest of Fitch's 19 categories, and given the organization a stable outlook...
Diana Valleroy is VFW Post 3838 Teacher of Year (01/29/13)
Sixth-Grade Teacher Diana Valleroy of Cape Central Middle School (CMS) was recognized this month as Teacher of the Year by VFW Post 3838. "She is very deserving of this recognition," said Post Commander Bill Humphries, at right in the photo. At center is Jeff Heise, VFW District 15 Voice of Democracy Chairman. ...
Squirrel feeding (01/29/13)
This squirrel stopped on the steps in my back yard to enjoy a morsel of food.
Isle Casino Cape Girardeau donates to United Way (01/29/13)
Isle Casino Cape Girardeau employees donated $16,249.40 to the 2012 United Way campaign. Pictured L to R: Shannon Widdel, Mark Hanko and Kim Voelker
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