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Stories from Friday, October 14, 2011

Stronger solvent needed to clean Cape Girardeau's Civil War monument; man protests vandalism (10/14/11)
Workers will try a new solvent to clean spray paint off a Civil War monument on the grounds of the Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau that was vandalized Tuesday and has been wrapped in a tarp since.
Warm reception by Cape County parks board for disc golf course proposal (10/14/11)
An initial proposal by representatives of the Frisbee Golf Citizens Group, county residents and Cape Girardeau County Commissioner Jay Purcell for a disc golf course at County Park North was positively received by members of the park board Thursday afternoon...
Tourist train engine in Jackson repaired; rides resume Saturday (10/14/11)
It's been a rough year so far for the St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway, but supporters of the Jackson line are hopeful that fall events and a strong holiday season can make up for some money lost and keep the tourist train running. During a spring inspection of the railway's diesel engine, wheels, also known as trucks, were found to be unevenly worn, which would have made the engine unsafe to operate. ...
Grenade found lying on Poplar Bluff street (10/14/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A bomb disposal team was called to remove a hand grenade Wednesday afternoon after its discovery by a Poplar Bluff Street Department crew. "We were just cutting brush back from a street right of way, and as they were picking up the brush, they saw [the grenade] laying in there," said Jeremy Grable, street department superintendent...
Missouri ballot proposals would end income tax, replace it with higher sales tax (10/14/11)
Whether Missourians should be taxed based on the work they do or the items they buy may be decided by voters next November. Two initiative petitions to eliminate income tax paid by individuals and corporations and raise sales taxes in Missouri were approved this week by the Missouri secretary of state's office...
Refinancing of jail bonds to create savings for Cape Girardeau County (10/14/11)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission approved Thursday morning the refinancing of several million dollars of bonds secured more than a decade ago to improve the county jail.
Competitive eaters to down MoonPies at Caruthersville casino (10/14/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- Fifteen Major League Eaters and one ordinary audience member will compete Saturday in the second annual MoonPie Eating World Championship at Lady Luck Casino in Caruthersville.
Mo. judicial panel considers redistricting plans (10/14/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A panel of Missouri appeals court judges reviewed maps propped on easels, held up from a table and handed to them Thursday as the commission worked to sort through how to redraw the state's legislative districts.
Piedmont, Mo., man announces independent candidacy for 8th District (10/14/11)
PIEDMONT, Mo. -- A Piedmont man has declared his intention to run as an independent for Missouri's 8th Congressional District.
Poplar Bluff to host regional conference on domestic violence (10/14/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The women who come to Haven House seeking shelter from domestic violence often carry little with them except the scars of emotional abuse that linger long after their physical wounds heal. "There are so many different levels of abuse that we serve, but emotional and verbal abuse are always there," explained Haven House victim advocate Angela Sieben. "It is how he keeps power and control."...
Court upholds Springfield ban on public smoking (10/14/11)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Greene County judge has upheld Springfield's smoking ban, but a bar owner who sued to stop it is expected to continue the legal fight while other opponents look for a political solution. Greene County Judge Jason Brown ruled Wednesday that the ban, which was approved by voters in April, did not violate state law. ...
Protesters suspicious of plan to clean up NYC park (10/14/11)
NEW YORK -- The owner of the private park where Wall Street protesters are camped out gave them notice Thursday that after it power-washes the space it will begin enforcing regulations, which prohibit everything from lying down on benches to storing personal property on the ground...
Salon shooting suspect's ex-wife claimed instability (10/14/11)
SEAL BEACH, Calif. -- Scott Dekraai's neighbors considered him one of the friendliest guys on the block, a man who invited them over for pool parties and played catch with his son in his yard. Friends of his ex-wife, though, say she lived in fear of the man now accused of gunning down her and seven other people at the hair salon where she worked...
Most states to seek exception to No Child Left Behind (10/14/11)
WASHINGTON -- A majority of states intend to take President Barack Obama up on his offer to let them get around unpopular requirements in the No Child Left Behind education law, the Education Department said Thursday. Obama said last month he was frustrated Congress didn't act to change the law that he has said is flawed, so he was moving forward with an effort to let qualifying states circumvent it...
House votes to stop health care law abortions (10/14/11)
WASHINGTON -- The House on Thursday returned to an abortion issue that nearly sank President Barack Obama's health care law last year with legislation that bars an insurance plan regulated under the new law from covering abortion if any of its customers receive federal subsidies...
Hedge fund executive sentenced to 11 years in prison for insider trading (10/14/11)
NEW YORK -- Raj Rajaratnam, the hedge fund billionaire at the center of the biggest insider-trading case in U.S. history, was sentenced Thursday to 11 years behind bars -- the stiffest punishment ever handed out for the crime. "His crimes and the scope of his crimes reflect a virus in our business culture that needs to be eradicated," U.S. District Judge Richard J. Holwell said. "Simple justice requires a lengthy sentence."...
BlackBerrys buzz back to life after outage (10/14/11)
NEW YORK -- BlackBerrys across the world buzzed back to life Thursday, leaving customers outraged and threatening to cost the granddaddy of all smartphones more business when it's already struggling to keep up in a crowded marketplace. The three-day blackout interrupted email and Internet services for tens of millions of frustrated users and inflicted more damage on an already tarnished brand...
Solar company Solyndra says CEO resigned (10/14/11)
DOVER, Del. -- The chairman and CEO of a California solar energy company that sought bankruptcy protection after receiving a half-billion-dollar loan guarantee from the Obama administration has resigned. Solyndra Inc. said in papers filed in Delaware bankruptcy court Wednesday that Brian Harrison resigned last Friday...
Jury convicts three North Carolina men in terror trial (10/14/11)
NEW BERN, N.C. -- A federal jury convicted three North Carolina men Thursday in a trial that focused on alleged plots to carry out terrorist attacks on the U.S. Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., and foreign targets. The jury in the monthlong trial delivered its verdict against Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, Ziyad Yaghi and Hysen Sherifi after deliberating since Wednesday...
Connecticut man convicted in deadly 2007 home invasion (10/14/11)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A man was convicted Thursday of murdering a woman and her two daughters in a gruesome 2007 home invasion in which family members were tied up, molested, doused in gas and left to die in a fire. He now faces a possible death sentence...
Six killed when van crashes into livestock truck (10/14/11)
KIT CARSON, Colo. -- A van driven by a sheriff's deputy who ran a group home for adopted and foster children collided with a livestock trailer on Thursday in a highway construction zone, killing five children and injuring seven others. Howard Mitchell was taking 12 of the children from the home in Kit Carson to Eads at the time of the crash around 7:30 a.m. The school district in Eads, about 15 miles away, said on its website that the Mitchell family had close ties to the community...
Palestinians critical of prisoner swap (10/14/11)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Some Palestinians criticized Hamas on Thursday for conceding too much in its deal to swap a captured Israeli soldier for more than a thousand Palestinian inmates. Much of the criticism has come from officials who are loyal to Fatah, Hamas' bitter rival for control over the Palestinians. ...
Two female Spanish aid workers seized in Kenya refugee camp (10/14/11)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Suspected Somali militants entered the world's largest refugee camp Thursday and abducted two Spanish women working with an aid group after shooting and wounding their Kenyan driver -- the third kidnapping of Europeans in Kenya in six weeks...
Portugal government warns of severe pay cuts, tax increases (10/14/11)
LISBON, Portugal -- Portugal's prime minister warned his country Thursday to prepare for deepening hardship next year as the government expands its austerity plan of pay cuts and tax increases to slash the national debt. Portugal is one of three eurozone countries that have needed financial rescue because of an unsustainable debt load. ...
Harry Potter studio to open for public tours (10/14/11)
WATFORD, England -- The magical world of Harry Potter is being meticulously reassembled at a former aerodrome near London. The collection of sheds and sound stages is where the eight films were shot over the course of a decade, and soon they will be home to the official "Making of Harry Potter" studio tour...
U.S. missiles kill militant leader in NW Pakistan (10/14/11)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- American drone-fired missiles killed a ranking member of the militant Haqqani network Thursday in northwestern Pakistan, striking a group that Washington claims is the top threat in Afghanistan and is supported by Pakistani security forces, local intelligence officials said...
St. Vincent senior quarterback Tim Schumer savors his final campaign (10/14/11)
St. Vincent senior quarterback Tim Schumer tries to play every play like it's his last one after sustaining a season-ending knee injury as a junior.
Jackson's Dickerson grabs SEMO North Conference girls cross country title (10/14/11)
Jackson senior Taylor Dickerson raced to victory in the SEMO North Conference meet Thursday.
Wrong turns can't slow down Shemonia in SEMO North Conference boys cross country race (10/14/11)
Scott City senior standout Brandon Shemonia repeated as the SEMO North Conference champion.
High school football preview capsules for Week 8 games (10/14/11)
A look at the Week 8 football games involving teams from the Southeast Missourian's coverage area.
High school roundup: Perryville sweeps St. Vincent in volleyball action (10/14/11)
All the scores from Thursday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State football team looks to bounce back against Eastern Kentucky (10/14/11)
A preview of Saturday's Southeast Missouri State at Eastern Kentucky football game.
Ressel loses job security as Missouri Tigers' kicker (10/14/11)
Jackson High School graduate Grant Ressel is just 7 for 13 on field goal attempts this year after missing only three of 46 attempts over the past two seasons.
Cards win 7-1 to pull within one game of pennant (10/14/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The bumbling Brewers made four errors that led to three unearned runs, and the St. Louis Cardinals survived a short start by Jaime Garcia to beat Milwaukee 7-1 Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in the NL championship series. Yadier Molina and Matt Holliday had three hits each for St. ...
Cardinals OF Berkman earns NL comeback player award (10/14/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Lance Berkman didn't set out to prove the skeptics wrong. He just figured that he still had good years ahead of him even after struggling through an injury-riddled 2010. The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder made that clear in 2011 by hitting .301 with 31 home runs and 94 RBIs to win the National League comeback player award...
Stars build three-goal lead, hold off Blues 3-2 (10/14/11)
DALLAS -- Kari Lehtonen stopped 36 shots, Loui Eriksson scored short-handed, and the Dallas Stars hung on to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Thursday night. Lehtonen has allowed only four goals in his first three starts this season, all victories...
Rams RB Jackson says he's ready to go vs. undefeated Packers (10/14/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Steven Jackson got a welcomed dose of reality last week. The St. Louis running back spent his bye week at home with family and friends where he quickly learned that an 0-4 start to the NFL season is not the end of the world. "It's amazing when you see family members and your small children how some of the things that are stressing you out kind of seem to lay to the side a little bit," he said. "You get to relax and be yourself again."...
Brewers pull even with win over Cardinals in Game 4 of NLCS (10/14/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Power pitching often dominates in the postseason. Soft tosses by Randy Wolf got the Milwaukee Brewers back to even in the NL championship series. The 35-year-old lefty outfoxed the St. Louis Cardinals for seven innings to earn his first postseason win, and the Brewers got two more hits from Ryan Braun in a 4-2 victory Thursday night that evened the NL championship series at 2-2...
Autumn's best (10/14/11)
If you hurry, you can still make it to the hills to see the fall colors. You might have to drive "a fur piece," as they say in the Ozarks over yonder, especially if you want to see brilliant scarlets and dazzling golds. My wife and I drove home from a week in Virginia at the end of last week. We came through North Carolina on purpose to seek the Great Smokey Mountain. As it turns out, they are as beautiful as we remembered from previous trips...
Littering Cape Girardeau: Sculpture on the Green showcases work of five artists (10/14/11)
Dr. Edwin Smith wants to see Cape Girardeau littered with outdoor sculptures. He's working toward that goal year by year with his Sculpture on the Green show held each fall at Edward Bernard Gallery. Smith has organized the show -- on display through October -- for four years. The format varies. In 2008, he invited 25 of his students and had 20 takers. In 2009, he asked and received 15. For the third show, he invited about five artists and allowed them to put in pieces...
Let ART Break Free (10/14/11)
Art should not be restricted to galleries any more than it should be restricted in subject, size or form. I consider those of us who live in or around Cape Girardeau lucky. We have to remove our shoes to count all the galleries. Those galleries showcase local artists and expose us to national or even international talents...
Miranda Lambert makes stop at the Show Me Center (10/14/11)
The 2011 Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year is coming to the Show Me Center for one of her final shows of the year. Miranda Lambert's "Revolution Continues" tour will stop in Cape Girardeau on Thursday.
Best bet: An Evening of Ghost Storytelling (10/14/11)
Southeast Missourians don't have to wait until the spring for storytelling in Cape Girardeau. The city has again organized a fall event and added a ghostly component: An Evening of Ghost Storytelling. The Convention and Visitors Bureau invited Gayle Ross and Regina Carpenter to share their stories with people on blankets or in lawn chairs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. ...
Blasting its way into Cape (10/14/11)
A lone drummer stood on stage behind his snare and tapped out a marching rhythm. As the opening number for "Blast!" continued, more brass instruments and drummers filled the stage with their sound, color and light then built to a grandiose explosion.
ARTifacts 10/7/11 (10/14/11)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Ste. Genevieve will host its annual Rural Heritage Day on Oct. 22. The celebration will include an array of activities designed to turn back the clock. Among the highlights will be demonstrations of blacksmithing, soap making, threshing, apple cider and apple butter production, sugarcane pressing, sorghum cooking, beekeeping, trapping and fur tanning, tatting and quilting. ...
Richard Mallams (10/14/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Richard Curtis Mallams, 89, of Anna died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Les Sinks officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery, with flag presentation by Illinois National Guard...
Roosevelt Davis (10/14/11)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Roosevelt Davis, 61, of Tamms died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at his home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Joe Keith officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Garden in Villa Ridge, Ill...
Adele Blattel (10/14/11)
Adele Margaret Blattel, 89, of Scott City died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Mercy Hospital in Scranton, Pa. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Scott City, with the Rev. Oliver Clavin officiating. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements...
Births 10/14/11 (10/14/11)
Daughter to Todd Bryant and Ronni June Carter of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 10:21 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Name, Karlyn Kay Maria. Weight, 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Carter is the former Ronni Hampton, daughter of Karen Hampton and Dale Whitley of Farmington, Mo. Carter is the son of Maria AuBuchon of Cape Girardeau and Brian and Tracie Carter of Farmington. He is a cook at O'Charley's...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/14/11 (10/14/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Jackson police and fire reports 10/14/11 (10/14/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 10/14/11 (10/14/11)
The population of Cape Girardeau County grew 3.2 percent from 1980 to 1985, according to the Census Bureau; however, the local Chamber of Commerce disputes that figure, estimating the county's population climbed by about 5 percent; preliminary census numbers put the county's population at 60,700...
Danny Essner (10/14/11)
Cape Girardeau is home to wonderful parks and top-notch amenities offered through the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department. While many city leaders and other individuals have helped make this possible, one volunteer not to be overlooked is Danny Essner...
Speak Out 10/14/11 (10/14/11)
THANK you for printing the guest column from Dr. Ron Rosati recently in the newspaper. Ron has a good idea about increasing the acceptability of bicycles on the university campus and Cape Girardeau. And notice how he makes his argument. He's always optimistic. He's always complimenting people. He doesn't cut anyone down or talk about the negatives. He's optimistic and talks about making things better. I could learn from Dr. Ron. Maybe I should...
Prayer 10/14/11 (10/14/11)
O Lord Jesus, we are eternally grateful for your gift of salvation. Amen.
Open House to Celebrate Afterschool Programs! (10/14/11)
The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Girardeau, in partnership with the City of Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department, will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, October 20, 2011, from 3:30pm-5:30pm at the Shawnee Park Center. The event is a nationwide initiative held annually to celebrate and showcase the importance of afterschool programs to our youth and communities...
Scott City Church Joins Global Film Premier (10/14/11)
Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Scott City will be hosting a free screening of the Global Film Event 58:. The film will be shown one-time only at the church, located at 210 E. Outer Road in Scott City, at 6:30 P.M. on Wednesday, October 19th. 58: The Film...
Buck Trent To Appear With Pops (10/14/11)
Two-time Country Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year Buck Trent will perform during the Heartland Pops 2011 Christmas Show on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2:00P.M. at Cape Central Junior High School. In addition to his numerous appearances on "Hee-Haw", "The Roy Clark Show", and "The Porter Wagoner Show", Buck has appeared with all the major stars of country music. ...
Cozy Up with Dairy (10/14/11)
Crisp fall days naturally remind us of favorite comfort foods. There is nothing better than a steaming bowl of creamy soup to take the chill off of an autumn afternoon. Another added benefit of fall recipes is that they can provide a week's worth of meals; making dinner a breeze on those busy nights...
HallelOOjah Fall Festival (10/14/11)
WHAT: HallelOOjah Fall Festival!!!! WHERE: First Pentecostal Church. 3054 Lexington Ave. Cape Girardeau, MO. WHEN: Tonight! Friday, October 14, 6-8 pm WHO: Ages 4-11 [children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult at all times] COST: Free!!!What a deal, supper and entertainment!...
Hobo Rehearsing for Halloween (10/14/11)
Hobo chasing a sting.
Tricks (10/14/11)
Dakota Bullard at Jackson Skate Park practicing his BMX tricks.
Just Drop It 'Fore' a Cause (10/14/11)
Charlie Pavlovsky, left, director of SoutheastHEALTH Volunteer Services, and Pete Poe of the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation measure to see which golf balls are closest to the hole after a helicopter dropped more than 1,000 golf balls at Bent Creek Golf Course & Country Club in Jackson for a fund-raising event on Oct. ...
Horses in Zalma Countryside (10/14/11)
Two horses enjoy the fall scenery and pasture on a glorious afternoon in Zalma.
Hot Peppers..........! (10/14/11)
Hot peppers in a rainbow of colors line the table at Crooked Creek Ranch. Some of the hottest peppers in the world are growing right here!
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