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Stories from Thursday, October 29, 2009

Authorities allege estranged husband was target in Missouri Avenue shootings (10/29/09)
Jamie Lynn Orman and her 15-year-old son died Tuesday morning when a murder conspiracy aimed at Jamie Orman's boyfriend went wrong, documents filed with murder charges revealed. Ryan Patterson, 28, entered the home that John Lawrence shared with Jamie Orman at 1224 N. Missouri Ave., in the predawn hours Tuesday and shot a .44 caliber bullet through a comforter into Orman's head, Scott Eakers of the Jackson Police Department wrote in a sworn statement detailing the investigation by the Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case Squad.
Gingrich, Dean split on public option for health care reform but find other points of agreement (10/29/09)
Two politicians with opposite ideas about health care reform agreed on a few points Wednesday night. Howard Dean and Newt Gingrich faced off in a debate in front of a crowd of about 2,000 at the Show Me Center. The event was part of Southeast Missouri State University's Speaker Series. The politicians were collectively paid $85,450 for the appearance, which was funded by the student activity fee...
Bitter divorce case preceded Tuesday Cape Girardeau slayings (10/29/09)
The estranged wife accused of a murder conspiracy that resulted in Tuesday's shooting of a pregnant woman and a teenager in Cape Girardeau was in the middle of an apparently bitter divorce.
Cape Girardeau to accept leaves beginning Monday (10/29/09)
Cape Girardeau will begin accepting leaves Monday at the city collection site and will begin collecting them at the curbs over a four-week period beginning Nov. 16, the city has announced. The Public Works Department divides the city into four zones for curbside leaf collections. The first area that will receive the service this year is the portion of the city south of Broadway and east of Kingshighway...
September home sales down from August, up from September 2008 (10/29/09)
A report released Wednesday found sales of new homes were down slightly nationwide in September from August, though home sales increased over September 2008. Similar numbers were seen locally. According to the Cape Girardeau County Multiple Listing Service -- a real estate advertising service -- 11 new homes in the area were sold in August, three more than in September. That's about the same as in August and September 2008...
Scott County commission deals with property damage issues and water district construction (10/29/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County commissioners are hoping a meeting with Public Water Supply District No. 4 officials will resolve concerns about property damage from water district construction.
Cape, Jackson planning commissions create joint panel to look at how to regulate new developments (10/29/09)
Controlling subdivision development -- an issue with potentially huge costs -- should be a priority for Jackson, Cape Girardeau and Cape Girardeau County governments, the chairwoman of Jackson's Planning and Zoning Commission said Wednesday night...
Southeast to host Show Me Day (10/29/09)
Prospective students and their parents are invited to attend "Show Me Day" Nov. 14 at Southeast Missouri State University. The all-day event begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. at the Show Me Center. There is also a student life fair, academic fair and informational presentations. Students can also tour campus and eat lunch at Towers Cafe...
Tracking how flu evolves, it has sticky tricks (10/29/09)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vaccinating more children might help slow the evolution of the constantly changing flu virus, government scientists reported Thursday. Influenza is a mighty mutator. Sometimes it makes big changes that result in never-before-seen strains, like this year's swine flu. But from season to season, it undergoes subtle shape-shifting, which is the reason people need a new winter flu vaccine every year...
Regents to consider new academic programs at today's meeting (10/29/09)
The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will meet today to consider new academic programs. The board will consider adding a master of science in environmental science to its curriculum at the main campus. The program is expected to enroll 10 students the first year and expand to include 25 students in five years. Additional faculty or space is not required because all classes in the program are already offered for other majors...
Casino gets preliminary go-ahead (10/29/09)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- The St. Louis County Council has given first-round approval to a riverside casino in north St. Louis County despite protests from several residents. KMOX reported the council voted 4-to-3 Tuesday night to give preliminary approval for the $350 million casino complex, which includes a hotel and golf course. A final vote is scheduled for next week...
Mo. governor announces $200M in additional cuts (10/29/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon cut an additional $204 million from Missouri's budget Wednesday and eliminated nearly 700 jobs in attempt to offset a continued decline in state tax revenue. The wide-ranging cuts will reduce busing aid to public schools, Medicaid payments to some health care providers and subsidies to the arts and humanities. ...
Economy grows in third quarter (10/29/09)
WASHINGTON -- The economy grew at a 3.5 percent pace in the third quarter, the best showing in two years, fueled by government-supported spending on cars and homes. The Commerce Department's report today delivered the strongest signal yet that the economy entered a new, though fragile, phase of recovery and that the worst recession since the 1930s has ended...
Review: Stimulus job figures overstated (10/29/09)
WASHINGTON -- A Colorado company said it created 4,231 jobs with the help of President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan. The real number: fewer than 1,000. A child care center in Florida said it saved 129 jobs with the help of stimulus money. Instead, it gave pay raises to its existing employees...
House Dems prepare to unveil own health bill (10/29/09)
WASHINGTON -- House Democrats reached agreement Wednesday on key elements of a health care bill that would vastly alter America's medical landscape, requiring virtually universal sign-ups and establishing a new government-run insurance option for millions...
New moon rocket makes first test flight (10/29/09)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's newest rocket completed a brief test flight Wednesday, the first step in a back-to-the-moon program that could yet be shelved by the White House. The 327-foot Ares I-X rocket resembled a giant white pencil as it shot into the sky, delayed a day by poor weather...
Taliban attacks U.N. guest house in Kabul (10/29/09)
KABUL -- Terrified U.N. workers scrambled over the roof or leaped from windows to escape choking smoke and gunfire after being awakened at dawn Wednesday when Taliban militants wearing police uniforms stormed a residential hotel packed with foreigners...
Cemetery asks Londoners to share graves with strangers (10/29/09)
LONDON -- Think London, population 8 million, is crowded with the living? There are millions more under the soil of a city that has been inhabited for 2,000 years. And London is running out of places to put them. Now the city's largest cemetery is trying to persuade Londoners to share a grave with a stranger...
Indians tame Tigers for volleyball district crown (10/29/09)
Jackson coach Maile Gannon made sure her team was aware it hadn't won a district championship since 2002. "Coach took us in the other day and showed us the banner," Jackson senior Jill Rushin said. "She told us to close our eyes and visualize it, so we all visualized seeing the 2009 banner being up there."...
A look at this week's high school football games (10/29/09)
Jackson (0-9) at Central (0-9) Last week: Rockwood Summit 7, Jackson 3; Eureka 43, Central 0 Last year: Jackson 27, Central 14 Outlook: For a game with nothing of real consequence -- conference or playoffs -- riding on it, this game has a lot at stake. It's not every day archrivals meet with a collective record of 0-18 in a season-ending game...
High school roundup: Perryville eliminated in district semifinals by Ste. Gen (10/29/09)
All the local high school action from Wednesday that was reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Sophomore Beck ready to assume leadership role with Southeast women's basketball team (10/29/09)
Bianca Beck was among the most inexperienced players on a Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team filled with experience at this time last year. Although only a sophomore, Beck now ranks among the Redhawks' more battle-tested performers and their floor leader at point guard...
Butler's dream of playing D-I hoops ends at Southeast (10/29/09)
Cameron Butler never gave up on his dream of playing Division I basketball. His journey was filled with plenty of detours along the way, but it ultimately paid off. Butler not only landed a scholarship at Southeast Missouri State over the summer, he quickly has established himself as a cornerstone among the Redhawks' 11 new players and team leaders...
Winless Rams hopeful this is the week (10/29/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Each week, the winless St. Louis Rams find some reason to be optimistic they'll finally end their slump. No matter who they're playing. This week it's legitimate because they're playing the one-win Lions. Hopes definitely are high for a franchise that has dropped 17 in a row dating to Oct. 19, 2008, when they briefly peaked under interim coach Jim Haslett and beat the Cowboys for their second -- and final -- victory in a dismal season that led to a housecleaning...
Lee outduels Sabathia in battle of ex-Indians (10/29/09)
NEW YORK -- Look out for Cliff Lee, Chase Utley and this New Red Machine. Lee outdueled CC Sabathia, Utley homered twice and the Philadelphia Phillies kept rolling through October, beating the New York Yankees 6-1 on a misty Wednesday night in the World Series opener...
Perron leads Blues past Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 (10/29/09)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- St. Louis Blues coach Andy Murray says there's no secret to his team's road success early this season. "The bottom line is we just haven't been very good at home," Murray said Wednesday night after the Blues improved to 3-1-1 on the road with a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. "All the arenas are all new and all generic. You don't have a lot of differences. So, to me, there isn't a real home advantage for a lot of the teams."...
With Merit: Janna Trautwein (10/29/09)
The Southeast Missourian continues to introduce you to local National Merit semifinalists who scored big on the PSAT. Out of more than 1.5 million juniors who took the test in 2008, 16,000 were named semifinalists. They will now compete for finalist standing by taking the SAT and submitting an application and recommendations -- with the hope of winning a scholarship. ...
Who's next 10/30/09 (10/29/09)
Honors, Achievements -- From staff reports ...
Hooked on Science: Make spooky fog for Halloween (10/29/09)
With a little dry ice you can create the spookiest Halloween ever. Materials Instructions STEP 1: Fill the bowl halfway with warm water. STEP 2: Put the gloves onto your hands and place a piece of the dry ice into the warm water and observe. Explanation...
neXt up 10/29/09 (10/29/09)
The weekend's entertainment options
Senior Moments: Homecoming traditions unite seniors (10/29/09)
For three other homecomings, I've watched from the back of the football field from behind my saxophone as members from the senior class get crowned homecoming king and queen. I've sat in the stands at the homecoming assembly witnessing the seniors win all the interschool competition games and, of course, the spirit stick. ...
Food for the soul (10/29/09)
Oct. 29, 2009 Dear Julie, Every culture has its own version of soul food. In Latin America everything begins and ends with rice and beans. In India, yogurt and lentils and flat bread are basic. A winery nearby serves Swedish soul food, delicious meatballs and the like...
Review: 'Boondock Saints' makes unwelcome return (10/29/09)
Cult classics -- like Ed Wood's films and "Showgirls" -- are often defined by their flaws as much as their merits. "Boondock Saints," the 1999 film that achieved cult status on DVD and has now spawned a sequel, certainly had plenty of flaws...
Donald Nelson (10/29/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Donald Dean Nelson, 87, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Madison County, Idaho, son of Anthon and Cornelia Harriman Nelson. He and Iva E. Cook were united in marriage May 10, 1962. She died March 24, 2005...
Jamie Orman (10/29/09)
Jamie L. Orman, 30, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 3, 1979, in San Diego, to James A. Howard and Terry Bauer. Ms. Orman was a certified nurse assistant at Saint Francis Medical Center. Survivors include two sons, Jacob and Travis Orman of Perryville; her father, James A. ...
Olida Vogel (10/29/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Olida E. Vogel, 91, of Perryville died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at her home. She was born Oct. 13, 1918, at Point Rest, Mo., daughter of the late Theodore Herbert and Esther Ella Rodewald Katt. She was married April 29, 1945, to Siegmund Vogel. He preceded her in death July 14, 1995...
Dennis Doza (10/29/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dennis T. Doza, 68, of Perryville died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md., after a five-year battle with lymphoma with his family by his side. He was born Dec. 14, 1940, at Kaskaskia Island, Ill., son of Travers and Lorraine Wilson Doza. ...
Viola Best (10/29/09)
Viola "Pat" Best, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at the Missouri Veterans Home. She was born Jan. 28, 1920, in Blackfoot, Idaho, and was adopted as a young child. Pat served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. She married William D. Best of Cape Girardeau in 1945. He preceded her in death in 1986...
Derrick Orman (10/29/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Derrick J. Orman, 15, of Perryville died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 2, 1994, in Cape Girardeau, son of Bruce K. and Jamie L. Howard Orman Jr. Derrick was a student at Perryville High School. Survivors include his father, Bruce Orman Jr. ...
Births 10/29/09 (10/29/09)
Doll; Howell
Leopold Junior & Senior High (10/29/09)
Leopold Junior & Senior High A Honor Roll 7th grade: Ashlyn Bucher, Austin Bucher, Maria Calvert, Zach Elfrink, Caitlyn Landewee, Leah Landewee, Trevor Morehead, Caitlin Petty, Lindsey Thiele. 8th grade: Sydney Eeftink, Casey Graham, Kacie Hampton. 9th grade: Katie Eftink, Taylor Eftink, Joseph Elfrink, Shelbee Miller, Dana Thiele, Ryan Thiele, Allison Woodfin...
Police report 10/29/09 (10/29/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summonses; Thefts; Assaults; Miscellaneous; Jackson: DWI; Theft; Miscellaneous
Fire report 10/29/09 (10/29/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 10/29/09 (10/29/09)
25 years ago: Oct. 29, 1984 Six Cape Girardeau police patrolmen have resigned in the past six weeks to seek more personally satisfying positions within law enforcement and private business, says chief Ray Johnson; all six had less than five years' experience...
America's currency crisis (10/29/09)
The dollar crisis began several months ago. Since then it has slowly worsened because of our ever-growing balance of payments and our government running enormous deficits of unprecedented proportions. Among the most recent headlines is a piece last week that the Gulf States, along with China, Russia, Japan and France, are considering replacing the dollar as the currency for oil deals. ...
Holiday shopping (10/29/09)
National and statewide forecasts see another dip in holiday sales this year, the second year in a row as the economy moves through a recession. But retailers in the Cape Girardeau area are more optimistic. Some early sales -- holiday merchandise goes on sale earlier than ever -- indicate more spending at the cash register...
Extra payment is too costly (10/29/09)
I wrote a letter May 29 objecting to the $250 payment to every Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiary. This same proposal, again being made by President Obama, will cost $13 billion that we do not have, but it should help Democrats secure additional votes for the 2010 and 2012 elections...
Flu emergency is a ruse (10/29/09)
Well, now we have it: Mr. Obama's war. The government has finally gotten its national emergency. For years the government has been looking for something to put the fear of God in all of us. Our national hero, President Obama, is here to save the day by declaring a national emergency to attack the swine flu...
Speak Out 10/29/09 (10/29/09)
Helping neighbors; Lionized columnist; Trash concerns; Drinking ban?
Prayer 10/29/09 (10/29/09)
Hear our prayers, O God, and listen to our needs. Grant us your favor. Amen.
Fallen leaves and creek (10/29/09)
Fallen leaves along a creek near Jackson.
Marvin Adams 25 years in Business (10/29/09)
On October 1, 2009 a reception was given for Marvin Adams for being in Business in Jackson with State Farm Insurance for 25 years. Marvin, his wife Sally and their children Marvin Jr. and Julie came here in 1984 from Jonesboro Arkansas where he was the head basketball coach at Arkansas State University. ...
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