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Stories from Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Patterson gets three life sentences for Cape murder; supporters argue outside courthouse (09/20/11)
Ryan Patterson was a different man Monday. Throughout a trial process that found him guilty of murdering Jamie Orman, her teenage son Derrick and her unborn child in October 2009, he proceeded with confidence, often posing for cameras and yelling to family members in the courtroom.
Council sets hearing for Cape Mart Sunday liquor sales (09/20/11)
Shah Faisal's request for a public hearing on his store selling liquor on Sundays quashed the debate Monday night before it really got started. But following the Cape Girardeau City Council's regular meeting, the discussion overflowed into the hall, with the Cape Mart owner approaching one of his staunchest opponents...
Lottery sales up in Missouri, across nation (09/20/11)
Despite a down economy, or maybe because of it, more Missourians are looking to the lottery. The Missouri Lottery's annual sales topped $1 billion for the first time in the fiscal year that ended June 30. Similar records are being set all across the country...
Waller attorney seeks revocation of detention order (09/20/11)
Clay Waller's federal public defender filed a motion Monday to revoke Waller's detention order, saying the prosecution made a weak case in detaining his client. Last week, Magistrate Judge Lewis Blanton ruled Waller should be kept in custody until he goes to trial on a federal charge of making threats over the Internet...
Rust Communications chairman receives award at Jefferson City ceremony (09/20/11)
Gary W. Rust, chairman of the board of Rust Communications, is one of 12 people to receive The Missourian Award during a black-tie ceremony Saturday at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City, Mo. Those selected for The Missourian Award must have made an outstanding contribution to their state or nation in civics, business, arts or politics. Proceeds from the annual event benefit the American Heart Association...
Cape man withdraws not guilty plea, then pleads guilty to two assault charges (09/20/11)
A Cape Girardeau man facing domestic assault charges pleaded guilty to two assault charges Monday. Benjamin C. Orwig, 36, was charged with second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, misdemeanor assault of a law enforcement officer, third-degree assault and resisting arrest in July after an early morning altercation...
Southeast offering free tickets to upcoming stage production (09/20/11)
Southeast Missouri State University is offering 10 pairs of free tickets to the upcoming River Campus musical, "Into the Woods." According to a university news release, the giveaway is part of a national project designed to attract new audiences to live performances...
Cape school staff members present program evaluations (09/20/11)
The Cape Girardeau School Board heard evaluations of several programs at its Monday meeting, including positive behavior support, transportation and nutrition services. Sydney Herbst, principal of Clippard Elementary, and Rex Crosnoe, assistant principal of Central Middle School, presented their results of a positive behavior reinforcement program at both schools. ...
Illinois provides $3 million to Cairo clinic project (09/20/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Community Health & Emergency Services Inc. in Cairo will receive $3 million from the state of Illinois to construct a 16-bed hospital facility at its Cairo Megaclinic.
15 cars towed after being left on Main Street Sunday morning (09/20/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department towed 15 cars on Main Street Sunday because they were in the way of a local car show. The River Tales Classic Car Show occurred Sunday, and signs on Main Street asked drivers not to park in certain areas on the street so the classic cars could be displayed. Roughly 200 cars were shown on Main Street and in the parking lot across from Hutson's Fine Furniture...
Route V in Perry County closes for pipe replacement (09/20/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route V in Perry County will be closed today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe underneath the roadway. The section of roadway is between County Road 902 to County Road 914. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Poplar Bluff man suspected of breaking into cars during church services (09/20/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff man is suspected of breaking into cars during recent services at two different churches and stealing items from the vehicles. Teamwork led to Cody Duran Mayse, 29, being arrested in the break-ins of numerous vehicles at Agee Fellowship Church on Sept. 11 and Fellowship General Baptist Church on Aug. 28, said Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs...
Lawmakers at loggerheads in Mo. special legislative session (09/20/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's special legislative session teetered between collapse and compromise on Tuesday as lawmakers were at loggerheads over a job-creation proposal backed by Gov. Jay Nixon that would revamp the state's business incentives...
Union: GM may expand eastern Missouri factory (09/20/11)
WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- General Motors Co.'s plans to create 1,850 new jobs through a $380 million investment in its suburban St. Louis factory was hailed Tuesday as encouraging by the governor of the state grappling with ways to expand its workforce...
NWS: Many Joplin residents ignored tornado warnings (09/20/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A majority of Joplin, Mo., residents either ignored or were slow to react to the first warning sirens about a massive and deadly tornado this spring, partially because of decades of false alarms, the government said Tuesday.
Mo. Sen. Blunt to lead Romney effort in Congress (09/20/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is turning to Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt to rally support for his campaign among members of Congress. Romney's presidential campaign said Tuesday that Blunt will lead its effort to secure the backing of Republicans in both the U.S. Senate and House...
Mo. House panel OKs teacher communication bill (09/20/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri House committee has approved legislation revising a new state law restricting teachers' online communications with students. The measure endorsed Monday repeals much of the law that barred teachers from using websites that give "exclusive access" to students, such as private messages via Facebook. The law generated considerable controversy over free speech rights and was placed on hold by a judge last month...
Key Mo. lawmaker: Job-creation plan in jeopardy (09/20/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Unless consensus can be found in the next couple of days, Missouri House members may simply spike a job-creation bill approved by the Senate and end a special legislative session without passing any new incentives for businesses to locate and expand in Missouri, a key lawmaker said Monday night...
Republic School Board to discuss book ban changes (09/20/11)
REPUBLIC, Mo. -- After a decision to ban two books drew national attention, a southwest Missouri school district will discuss revising its book policy. The governing board of the Republic School District will meet Monday to discuss the policy that led to pulling "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Twenty Boy Summer" from the school...
Tax the rich, Obama says; class warfare, says GOP (09/20/11)
WASHINGTON -- Drawing battle lines for next year's elections, President Barack Obama on Monday demanded that the richest Americans pay higher taxes to help cut soaring U.S. deficits by more than $3 trillion. He promised to veto any effort by congressional Republicans to cut Medicare benefits for the elderly without raising taxes as well...
Pentagon says military ready for gay ban repeal (09/20/11)
WASHINGTON -- The military says it is ready for the lifting Tuesday of a ban on gays serving openly, while supporters of repeal applaud the historic change as a victory for equal rights. Pentagon press secretary George Little said Monday that the military is adequately prepared for the end of the current policy, commonly known as "don't ask, don't tell," under which gays can serve as long as they don't openly acknowledge their sexual orientation and commanders are not allowed to ask...
Yemen protesters storm, seize elite military base (09/20/11)
SANAA, Yemen -- Thousands of protesters backed by military defectors seized a base of the elite Republican Guards on Monday, weakening the control of Yemen's embattled president over this poor, fractured Arab nation. His forces fired on unarmed demonstrators elsewhere in the capital, killing scores, wounding hundreds and sparking international condemnation...
Guatemala shaken by four earthquakes (09/20/11)
GUATEMALA CITY -- A series of earthquakes shook the southeastern part of Guatemala on Monday afternoon, killing at least one person, authorities said. The U.S. Geological Survey reported four temblors, the largest a 5.8 magnitude, within little more than two hours, all centered in an area about 30 miles southeast of the capital, Guatemala City...
High school roundup: Notre Dame swimmers win meet (09/20/11)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State football team will open OVC play at Tennessee Tech (09/20/11)
Samuel and his players stay optimistic despite 0-2 start
Area digest 9/20/11 (09/20/11)
The team of Cord Dombrowski, Doug Spencer and David Graf finished first in the Tartan Jug tournament with a 30 at Dalhousie Golf Club. Britt Pavelonis, Rob Nichols and Eric Burgis placed second in the competition that featured two amateurs and a pro...
Mistakes unravel Rams in 28-16 loss to Giants (09/20/11)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Steve Spagnuolo and the St. Louis Rams came to the Meadowlands bearing gifts and the New York Giants readily accepted them. Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes and linebacker Michael Boley scored on a 65-yard fumble return to lead New York to a 28-16 victory over the mistake-prone Rams on Monday night in the first matchup between Giants coach Tom Coughlin and Spagnuolo, his former defensive coordinator...
Cards narrow wild-card lead to 2 1/2 games (09/20/11)
St. Louis beat Phillies ace Roy Halladay 4-3 and moved even closer to Atlanta with Florida's walk-off win
Scientists: 'Contagion' film is plausible depiction of global epidemic (09/20/11)
ATLANTA -- Yes, it could happen. But it's a stretch. "Contagion," a Hollywood thriller that opened Sept. 9, rocketed to No. 1 at the box office through its tale of a fictional global epidemic driven by a new kind of virus. Audiences have gasped in horror at what happens to Gwyneth Paltrow...
SEMO District Fair winners (09/20/11)
Mother/daughter look-alike First: Martha Nothdurft and Salli Jo Bollinger, Jackson; second: Angel Gibson and Lakoda Gibson, Scott City; third: Alison Barnhill and Phoebe Barnhill, Cape Girardeau. Father/son look-alike First: Cory and Camdyn Nenninger, Oran, Mo.; second: Travis and Trevor McLean, Jackson; third: Stephen and Wyatt Baker, Marble Hill, Mo...
Study says whooping cough vaccination fades after three years (09/20/11)
ATLANTA -- The whooping cough vaccine given to babies and toddlers loses much of its effectiveness after just three years -- a lot faster than doctors believed -- and that could help explain a recent series of outbreaks in the U.S. among children who were fully vaccinated, a study suggests...
Singer Tony Bennett celebrates 85th birthday with all-star concert (09/20/11)
NEW YORK -- Tony Bennett makes 85 look like the new 55. The crooner celebrated his birthday with a star-studded concert at the Metropolitan Opera House on Sunday, performing for more than an hour without taking so much as a water break. He danced, told jokes, and sang duets with Aretha Franklin, Elton John and Alejandro Sanz for a capacity crowd that included Robert De Niro and Katie Couric...
Rylon James Jr. (09/20/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Rylon J. James Jr., 56, of Perryville died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at his home. The funeral will be private. Miller Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bertha Cline (09/20/11)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Bertha E. Coleman Cline, 92, of Tamms died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at New Athens Home for the Aging in New Athens, Ill. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Brent Gordon officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Wetaug, Ill...
Cole Kurtz (09/20/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Cole Dale Kurtz, 13, of Cairo passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Larry Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery at Thebes, Ill...
Delores LeGrand (09/20/11)
FLORISSANT, Mo. -- Delores K. LeGrand, 79, of Florissant died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Chaffee, Mo. Delores was the beloved wife of the late Francis X. LeGrand; dear mother and mother-in-law of Jerome (Monique) LeGrand, Carolyn (Donald) Laurentius, Phyllis (the late Denzel) Long, Kenneth (Cheryl) LeGrand and Earl LeGrand; dear sister to Francis and Charles Urhahn of Oran, Mo.; dear grandmother of C.B., Adam, Amy, Brian, Nathan, Corbin, Eric and the late Shane; dear great-grandmother of three; sister-in-law; aunt; cousin; and friend.. ...
Cathy Stoffregen (09/20/11)
Cathy Stoffregen, 61, of Delta passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at the family home. She was born July 13, 1950, in Caruthersville, Mo., daughter to the late Raymond and Olva Johnson McCoy. She and Wayne Stoffregen were married Feb. 21, 1975. Survivors include her husband of the home; two daughters, Mary Beth (Brian) Eeftink of Glennon, Mo., Jeena Barber of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Gerald McCoy of Caruthersville, Curtis McCoy of Niland, Calif.; four sisters, Glenda Kluesner of Warrington, Mo., Shirley Bailey of Arnold, Mo., Emma Gan of Imperial, Mo., Patricia Jones of Delta; five grandchildren, Sydney, Blake and Brady Eeftink and Anthony and Andrew Barber.. ...
Carl Rhodes (09/20/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Carl Revere Rhodes, 77, of Marble Hill died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 1, 1933, at Zalma, Mo., son of Melbern Eli and Mandy Emmaline Lasater Rhodes. He and Judy Miller were married July 30, 1994, at Marble Hill...
Marvin LeRoy Cravens (09/20/11)
Marvin LeRoy Cravens, 74, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. He was born in New Madrid, Mo., on Sept. 30, 1936. He graduated from high school in Caruthersville, Mo., and graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in accounting from Southeast Missouri State University. LeRoy was the first player to be offered a full football scholarship to Southeast. He played on the National Championship Division II team in 1955 and was inducted into the university's Hall of Fame...
Births 9/20/11 (09/20/11)
Son to Rachell S. Williams of Chaffee, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. Name, Charles Anthony. Weight, 7 pounds, 8 ounces. First child. Ms. Williams is the daughter of Kathy Lange and Kenny Lange of Scott City...
Cape Girardeau fire report 9/20/11 (09/20/11)
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Cape Girardeau police report 9/20/11 (09/20/11)
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Jackson police and fire report 9/20/11 (09/20/11)
The Jackson Police Department reported the following items. Assault Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Out of the past 9/20/11 (09/20/11)
Although it's only been in operation about six months, the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway, being operated by SEMO Steam Railroad, is on target to hit 15,000 passengers by the end of the year; the train runs six round trips each weekend with Delta and Gordonville destinations...
Hall inductees (09/20/11)
In December, Southeast Missouri State University will induct five individuals and one team into its Athletics Hall of Fame. This year's inductees: This year's induction, which is open to the public, will take place Dec. 9 at the Show Me Center, dinner starting at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 651-2227...
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (09/20/11)
As an eight-year stage III ovarian cancer survivor, I would like to remind everyone that September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Thanks to modern medicine and daily advancements in the medical field, ovarian cancer is no longer an automatic death sentence. However, it is one of the more dangerous types of cancers because so many of the symptoms can be attributed to less serious conditions. Neither is ovarian cancer an "old woman's" disease; I was diagnosed at 41 years of age...
Suicide Prevention Month (09/20/11)
Many people are not aware that life is lost to suicide every 16 minutes in the U.S. We do know that early 2011 saw 17 suicides in this area alone. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds, the second leading cause of death among college students. ...
Speak Out 9/20/11 (09/20/11)
I am outraged. I can't help my Jackson third-grader spell anymore. In the past, the teacher sent a possible spelling list -- not the real spelling list, just something to go by -- and then the children would have other words. But at least I knew what to study with her. Now I have to dream up words that my child might or might not have based on a skill that I might not know...
Prayer 9/20/11 (09/20/11)
O Lord, give us wisdom that we may do good works in your name. Amen.
PICTURE PERFECT PUMPKIN PIE! (09/20/11)
Pumpkin Pie Contest Featured During 3rd Annual Rural Heritage Day Ste. Genevieve, MO- The 3rd Annual Rural Heritage Day on October 22nd will feature a pumpkin pie contest in addition to the annual festivities. The Pumpkin Pie Contest will be held at Lion's Park in Historic Downtown Sainte Genevieve, Mo at 11:00 AM. ...
Terrific Tigers recognized at September meeting (09/20/11)
Several outstanding students were honored for their service to others, leadership and scholarship during last night's Cape Girardeau Public Schools September school board meeting. The recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with Board President Stacy Kinder and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
KLAUS REUNION (09/20/11)
The 2011 KLAUS REUNION will be held on Sunday, October 2, at the Trinity Lutheran Church parish hall in Friedheim MO. It will begin with a NOON potluck meal. Those attending should bring their own table service in addition to their food. Also, photos and/or other memorabilia may be brought...
Farrar deploys to Qatar with 1137th MP Company (09/20/11)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Spc. Rusty Farrar, of Altenburg, is one of nearly 130 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Qatar with the 1137th Military Police Company, of Kennett. The 1137th joins more than 450 Citizen-Soldiers under the command of the 175th Military Police Battalion and Lt. Col. Sharon Martin. The Soldiers have been undergoing extensive pre-mobilization training in Missouri for their yearlong mission...
Kenner deploys to Qatar with 1137th MP Company (09/20/11)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Spc. Andrew Kenner, of Jackson, is one of nearly 130 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Qatar with the 1137th Military Police Company, of Kennett. The 1137th joins more than 450 Citizen-Soldiers under the command of the 175th Military Police Battalion and Lt. Col. Sharon Martin. The Soldiers have been undergoing extensive pre-mobilization training in Missouri for their yearlong mission...
Cape Marching Tigers score 2 firsts in 2 states (09/20/11)
The Cape Central Marching Tigers Band won first-place in its class division at two marching band festivals in one day, Saturday, September 17, one at Farmington High School and a second at Murphysboro, IL, High School. At Farmington, in addition to having won first-place in its division, the Marching Tigers Band also was awarded best music performance, best visual performance, and best percussion performance. ...
1st Annual Red Rocktoberfest 5k (09/20/11)
Mark your calendars for The 1st Annual Red Rocktoberfest 5k to the benefit the American Red Cross-Southeast Missouri Chapter. This amazing event is happening on October 8th in Downtown Cape at the Bel Air. Come dressed up in your favorite Oktoberfest or rocker costume and start this fun 5k at 5pm. ...
Ride of the Week: 1955 Chevy Bel Air Sport Coupe (09/20/11)
I drove a '55 Chevy in high school and always wanted a 2 door hardtop. I found this car while living in Texas in 1983...
3rd Annual Pretty In Pink 5K Run/Walk (09/20/11)
Join us October 15, 2011 at the A.C. Brase Arena Building for the American Cancer Society's 3rd Annual Pretty In Pink 5K Run/Walk for breast cancer awareness month! New this year:Chip Timing!
Curious cattle (09/20/11)
Curious cattle silhouetted against a morning sky near Gordonville, Mo.
Blue heron (09/20/11)
A blue heron posing on a stump pedestal at Lake Cypress near Burfordville.
James' elk, September 2011 (09/20/11)
Hey Grandpa, we just got back last night. What an awesome trip to Montana!! No other hunter in the camp got anything but me (and I'm just bearly a teenager). I got a mule deer, a black bear and this elk! I set a new camp record! The guide offered me a job next year as a guide assistant. Too bad I have school. Mom says school comes first...
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