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Stories from Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Jackson shootout suspect pleads not guilty because of mental illness (09/11/12)
Lawrence Guthrie, the Jackson man who allegedly exchanged gunfire with police and then turned the gun on himself during a domestic dispute call in June, pleaded not guilty by reason of mental defect Monday. His lawyer wants to explore the possibility that the former Marine and Desert Storm veteran may not have been responsible for his actions because he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Southeast Missouri school bus driver arrested on warrant while transporting team (09/11/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A bus driver from the Poplar Bluff School District was arrested Friday afternoon in Illinois while driving varsity soccer team members to a game at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Bobby Joe Tippit, 33, remained in custody Saturday at the Tri-County Justice and Detention Center in Ullin, Ill., on a warrant for failure to appear. No bond had been set...
Cape County commissioners to consider property tax Thursday (09/11/12)
Since 1979, Cape Girardeau County has had the authority to collect property taxes but seldom has. That may change come Thursday. Public hearings before setting tax levy rates this year will include a consideration by county commissioners whether to set a rate that won't make tax bills rise significantly, according to Auditor Pete Frazier. Action by commissioners to raise it above zero would slow a decline of the county's unspent balance at the end of each year...
Harkey murder trial rescheduled for December (09/11/12)
UNION, Mo. -- The murder trial of Ryan Harkey, who stands charged with fatally stabbing a man in downtown Cape Girardeau, has been pushed back to December because of a scheduling conflict with the judge. Judge Gael Wood set the new four-day trial to begin Dec. ...
Reported Stoddard County stabbing victim cited for false police report (09/11/12)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Bloomfield man who told police he had been stabbed was cited with giving police a false report.
Nixon extends drought state of emergency (09/11/12)
Despite recent rainfall, Gov. Jay Nixon extended the state of emergency for Missouri he declared in July because of heat, fire risk and prolonged drought impacting the state. The extension, announced via news release Monday, lasts 45 days through Nov. ...
Cape County to seek grant for courthouse sidewalks (09/11/12)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners are looking at the possibility of using federal grant funds to replace sidewalks in need of repair surrounding the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse in Jackson. First District Commissioner Paul Koeper proposed applying for a grant at Monday's commission meeting that would require a $12,500 match from the county...
Muzzleloader club to hold 1840s re-enactment Sept. 22 in New Madrid (09/11/12)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Fur traders and trappers, Native Americans and black-powder gun sharp shooters will return to the banks of the Mississippi River Sept. 22 and 23 for the New Madrid Bend Rendezvous. The Crowley's Ridge Blackpowder Club will re-create the 1840s with a primitive encampment in New Madrid's newest park on the banks of the river next to the observation deck. The free event is part of the community's Fall Festival celebration, which is planned along Main Street on Sept. 22...
Route P in Bollinger County closed for pipe replacement (09/11/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. --- Route P in Bollinger County will be closed today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway. The work, scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be at the intersection of Route P and County Road 722. 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 or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
Judge upholds ballot summary for Missouri court measure (09/11/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri judge Monday upheld the ballot summary for a proposed constitutional amendment dealing with the appointment of state appellate judges. Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem said in his ruling the summary developed by Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is "sufficient and fair as a matter of law" and does not require revision...
Mo. conservation officials to check killed deer (09/11/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri deer hunters who head out during the fall season are being asked to help the state determine the spread of chronic wasting disease, especially in northern counties. The Department of Conservation will take tissue samples from Sept. 15 through Jan. from deer killed in Adair, Chariton, Linn, Macon, Randolph and Sullivan counties. Hunters are asked to take their deer to collection points that will be set up in those areas...
4 of 5 jail escapees from Pike Co. captured (09/11/12)
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- Four of the five inmates who escaped from a northeast Missouri jail are back in custody, two days after they removed a shower head controller to gain access to a jail service area. The men escaped Saturday from the Pike County Jail in Bowling Green. Three inmates from Louisiana, Mo. -- Emanuel Chatman and brothers Jacob and Jason Darnell -- were arrested about 2 a.m. Monday while panhandling near Midwest City, Okla...
Smaller memorials on 11th anniversary of 9/11 (09/11/12)
NEW YORK -- There were still the tearful messages to loved ones, clutches of photos and flowers, and moments of silence. But 11 years after Sept. 11, Americans appeared to enter a new, scaled-back chapter of collective mourning for the worst terror attack in U.S. history.
Chicago teacher strike poses test for unions (09/11/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The massive teacher strike in Chicago offers a high-profile test for the nation's teacher unions, which have seen their political influence threatened as a growing reform movement seeks to expand charter schools, get private companies involved with failing schools and link teacher evaluations to student test scores...
No politicians to speak at 9/11 ceremony; some call it a political move (09/11/12)
NEW YORK -- The Sept. 11 anniversary ceremony at ground zero has been stripped of politicians this year. But can it ever be stripped of politics? For the first time, elected officials won't speak today at an occasion that has allowed them a solemn turn in the spotlight. The change was made in the name of sidelining politics, but some have rapped it as a political move in itself...
Surprising methods heal wounded troops (09/11/12)
BOSTON -- Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. Around the country, the most advanced medical tools that exist are now being deployed to help America's newest veterans and wounded troops...
Parents seek place for children as Chicago teachers go on strike (09/11/12)
CHICAGO -- For the first time in a quarter-century, Chicago teachers walked out of the classroom Monday, taking a contract dispute over evaluations and job security to the streets of the nation's third-largest city -- and to a national audience -- less than a week after most schools opened for fall...
Ohio at heart of presidential campaign (09/11/12)
MANSFIELD, Ohio -- It's all about Ohio -- again. The economy has improved here, and so has President Barack Obama's standing, putting pressure on Republican Mitt Romney in a state critical to his presidential hopes. No Republican has won the White House without winning Ohio, and Romney hopes to catch Obama here by slashing at his jobs record in working-class regions...
GoDaddy.com Web outage takes out small-business sites (09/11/12)
NEW YORK -- Thousands and possibly millions of websites hosted by GoDaddy.com went down for several hours Monday, causing trouble for the mainly small businesses that rely on the service. A Twitter feed that claimed to be affiliated with the "Anonymous" hacker group said it was behind the outage, but that couldn't be confirmed. Another Twitter account, known to be associated with Anonymous, suggested the first one was just taking advantage of an outage it had nothing to do with...
U.S. consumers cut credit card use for second month (09/11/12)
WASHINGTON -- Americans cut back on borrowing in July for the first time in nearly a year. Credit card use fell for the second straight month, suggesting many consumers remain cautious in the face of high unemployment and slow growth. Total consumer borrowing dipped $3.3 billion in July from June to a seasonally adjusted $2.705 trillion, the Federal Reserve said Monday. ...
Border Patrol halts Mexico flights for migrants (09/11/12)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona's deserts, a money-saving move that follows a seven-year experiment that cost taxpayers nearly $100 million...
Others in Silicon Valley not sharing Facebook's misery (09/11/12)
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Silicon Valley, it turns out, doesn't revolve around the stock prices of Facebook and its playful sidekick, Zynga. By most indications, tech companies in this hub of innovation are humming along, even as two of its rising stars endure steep declines in their stock prices that have wiped out more than $60 billion in wealth in the past six months...
Draft order seeks to improve U.S. digital defenses (09/11/12)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is preparing an executive order with new rules to protect U.S. computer systems, after Congress failed earlier this summer to pass a cybersecurity bill. The provisions include voluntary standards for companies, a special council run by the Homeland Security Department and new regulations covering especially vital systems, according to a draft of the order obtained by The Associated Press...
New Hampshire attorney says med tech spread hepatitis in 2008 (09/11/12)
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- A New Hampshire attorney says a client contracted hepatitis C from a traveling hospital worker two years earlier than has been previously alleged he began spreading the disease. Portsmouth attorney Michael Rainboth represents five patients who were allegedly infected by medical technician David Kwiatkowski, who's been charged with tampering with needles and infecting at least 31 people...
Mayor of Trenton, N.J., arrested (09/11/12)
TRENTON, N.J. -- Federal agents arrested the struggling mayor of New Jersey's capital Monday on corruption charges, alleging he agreed to accept bribes in connection with a proposed parking garage -- actually a fake project created by authorities trying to snare him...
Today in History (09/11/12)
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 11, the 255th day of 2012. There are 111 days left in the year. This is Patriot Day. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed on America's worst day of terrorism as 19 al-Qaida terrorists hijacked four passenger jetliners. Two planes smashed into New York's World Trade Center, causing the twin towers to fall; one plowed into the Pentagon; and the fourth was crashed into a field in western Pennsylvania...
Memos show U.S. hushed up Soviet crime (09/11/12)
WARSAW, Poland -- The American POWs sent secret coded messages to Washington with news of a Soviet atrocity: In 1943 they saw rows of corpses in an advanced state of decay in the Katyn forest, on the western edge of Russia, proof that the killers could not have been the Nazis who had only recently occupied the area...
Absence of China leader fuels rumor frenzy (09/11/12)
BEIJING -- Rumors are swirling about what might have caused president-in-waiting Xi Jinping's absence over the last week. Is he nursing a bad back after pulling a muscle in a pick-up soccer game (or maybe in the swimming pool)? Has he been convalescing after narrowly escaping a revenge killing by supporters of ousted local Communist Party boss Bo Xilai? Was he in a car accident? Or is he just really busy getting ready to lead the world's No. ...
Syrian countryside gives vital support to rebel fighters (09/11/12)
SURAN, Syria -- When the uprising against President Bashar Assad started, Fatima Zahra gave up her life as a dressmaker in a small town in northern Syria and began cooking and delivering meals for the rebels. Bucking tradition in conservative rural Aleppo province, the stern, blue-eyed matron has also opened her and her husband's home to soldiers defecting from the army, providing them with sanctuary before they either join the rebels or head back to their villages...
Iraqi VP rejects ‘unjust' verdict in terror trial (09/11/12)
BAGHDAD -- From self-exile in Turkey, Iraq's fugitive vice president scoffed Monday at a Baghdad court that sentenced him to the gallows for masterminding death squads against rivals, describing it as a puppet of the prime minister and saying he will not return to appeal the verdict...
U.S., Afghans locked in dispute over detainees (09/11/12)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- President Hamid Karzai welcomed Monday's handover of the main American-run prison to Afghan forces as a victory for Afghan sovereignty, though he and U.S. officials remain locked in a dispute over the fate of hundreds of Taliban and terror suspects behind bars...
Jackson soccer team shakes off early goal (09/11/12)
Jackson did not get off to the ideal start Monday night. No problem for the Indians. Led by a resurgent effort in goal and a European League worthy goal, Jackson (3-1) bounced back from a 1-0 deficit in the first 10 minutes and handed visiting Mehlville a 3-1 loss...
High school roundup: Oran's May enjoys perfect day vs. Puxico (09/11/12)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast soccer player in critical condition after accident (09/11/12)
Southeast Missouri State soccer players and coaches will take the field with heavy hearts today when the team hosts Evansville at 6:30 p.m. Associate head coach Paul Nelson said the Redhawks' thoughts and prayers will be with senior defender Meg Herndon, who was critically injured in a scooter accident Sunday...
Southeast Missouri State is winning the game of turnovers (09/11/12)
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel naturally was disappointed with his team's four turnovers during Saturday's 30-18 win over Division II Mars Hill College in the Redhawks' home opener. But the Redhawks were able to come away on the plus side of the turnover battle during their first victory. Mars Hill had six turnovers, including five interceptions...
Cards open road trip with 11-3 loss to Padres (09/11/12)
SAN DIEGO -- Cameron Maybin hit a two-run homer, Will Venable had three RBIs and the San Diego Padres handed the struggling St. Louis Cardinals an 11-3 loss on Monday night. The loss dropped the Cardinals 9 1/2 games behind first-place Cincinnati in the NL Central. St. Louis, which has lost four of five, had its lead cut to one game over the idle Los Angeles Dodgers for the second NL wild-card berth...
Saffold's neck injury diagnosed as strain (09/11/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Rams offensive tackle Rodger Saffold returned to St. Louis after spending the night in Detroit with a neck injury sustained against the Lions that coach Jeff Fisher called a "significant strain." Saffold was discharged Sunday night from a hospital after results of several medical tests were negative. He had a CT scan and X-rays...
Fisher cites clock error in final minutes of Rams' opening loss (09/11/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Jeff Fisher had the end game mapped out. Let the clock run down to the two-minute warning, then send Steven Jackson off tackle to burn more time before kicking the go-ahead field goal. Then he watched the clock, frozen at 2:38 for several seconds, as the 40-second play clock wound down...
Cardinals' Berkman to have knee surgery today (09/11/12)
SAN DIEGO -- St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman is scheduled for season-ending surgery on his troublesome right knee today. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced the news Monday before his team played the San Diego Padres. The defending World Series champions began the night with a 1 1/2-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the race for the second NL wild card...
Stanford study questions how much better organic food is (09/11/12)
WASHINGTON -- Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me? Unsure, Stanford University doctors dug through reams of research to find out -- and concluded there's little evidence that going organic is much healthier, citing only a few differences involving pesticides and antibiotics...
Take the time to safeguard your health (09/11/12)
September is Healthy Aging Month. What better time to take steps to safeguard your health? Plan now to get the services that help prevent disease and illness, such as vaccines, screenings and counseling. Vaccines are effective in preventing diseases while screenings may detect disease in an early stage when medical treatment and lifestyle changes can be most effective. ...
Emma Watson named most 'dangerous' cybercelebrity (09/11/12)
NEW YORK -- Emma Watson is the favorite celebrity bait for cybercriminals trying to lure Internet users. Security software company McAfee said the "Harry Potter" star is the "most dangerous" celebrity to search for online. That's because many sites use Watson to trick users into downloading malicious software or to steal personal information...
Debra Compas (09/11/12)
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, Debra Lou Compas, 58, of Cape Girardeau went home to sing with our Savior and Lord at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born July 25, 1954, in Cape Girardeau, to Leon Edward and Wilma R. McCallister Compas. Debra was a graduate of the former University High School in Cape Girardeau. She received a bachelor of science degree in music education from William Jewell College, and a master's degree in Christian education from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary...
Deanna Cowell (09/11/12)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Deanna Cowell, 70, of Sedgewickville passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at her home. She was born March 22, 1942, in Chillicothe, Mo., daughter of Lloyd and Zelma Wisehaupt Ogan. She and Kenneth Cowell were married Nov. 8, 1961, in Lompoc, Calif...
Michael Cunningham (09/11/12)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Michael Joe Cunningham, 57, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the State Forest in Jonesboro. Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, Ill., is in charge of arrangements...
Sarah Davis (09/11/12)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Sarah E. Davis, 87, of Mound City died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 28, 1925, in Mound City, daughter of James and Alice Parrott Koen. She and James D. Davis were married June 7, 1942...
Herbert Winschel Sr. (09/11/12)
APPLE CREEK, Mo. -- Herbert G. Winschel Sr., 84, of Apple Creek died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at his home. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 6:30 to 9:15 a.m. Friday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville, Mo. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/11/12 (09/11/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 9/11/12 (09/11/12)
Quite a few Cape Girardeans turned their gazes skyward yesterday as the Airship Sea World sailed over the city about noon; the blimp was en route from Memphis to an overnight stop at the Parks Metropolitan Airport near Belleville, Ill. The city of Cape Girardeau has received official notification that the Environmental Protection Agency has approved a $3.5 million grant for a new wastewater treatment plant; the EPA grant, along with state and local funds, will finance construction of a $7 million plant.. ...
John S. Cobb School dedication an inspiring event (09/11/12)
I have attended and participated in many events during this term as mayor of Cape Girardeau. These have included groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings, dedications, unveilings and other official events. The event of Saturday afternoon, Sept. 1, was one of the most inspiring and emotional events that I have attended in more than two years...
Sept. 11, 2001 (09/11/12)
It's been 11 years, yet the images and sounds from Sept. 11, 2001, are just as horrifying. Planes flying into the twin towers and Pentagon. A crater left in a field in Pennsylvania. Smoke-filled air, debris and people jumping from buildings. These images are forever etched in our memories...
President's answer is nonsensical (09/11/12)
President Obama recently said, "When our opponents say this nation is in decline, they are dead wrong." Meanwhile, Mr. Obama, the latest Global Competitiveness Report places the U.S.in 7th place worldwide, a drop from 5th last year. There are 1.9 million fewer people employed today since you signed the stimulus bill...
Speak out 9/11/12 (09/11/12)
When will employers learn that driving employees to work ridiculously long hours, withholding any recognition or praise for a job well done, allowing no flexibility or balance between home and personal life, and constantly threatening termination does not make for better employees or greater accomplishments? This kind of treatment only leads to mass exodus from establishments; and although new, less experienced (i.e. ...
Prayer 9/11/12 (09/11/12)
Lord Jesus, thank you for the freedom we enjoy and those who fight to preserve it. Amen.
Improved Facilities Will Greet Altenburg Fairgoers (09/11/12)
The schedule for the 2012 edition of East Perry Community Fair in Altenburg on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22 is nearly identical to last year's, but there have been major improvements to some of the facilities for the event. The biggest change is the construction of a 40 foot by 100 foot show arena and three 28 foot by 120 foot barns for the beef cattle department to replace the tents that were rented in past years. ...
Overweight and Undernourished: Childhood Obesity (09/11/12)
Over Weight and Undernourished: The Childhood Obesity Epidemic Here's a simple fact: Our children are overweight but undernourished! Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years. Currently, one third of children are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for type II diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and even stroke -- conditions usually associated with adulthood. ...
AEC honors flag on eleventh anniversary of 9/11 (09/11/12)
Students of Cape Alternative Education Center learned a lesson in patriotic duty this morning when their science teacher, Richard Banville, a retired U.S. Navy Chief Gunners Mate, raised the American flag to half-staff in observance of September 11, 2001, now known as "Patriot Day."...
Heartland Pops Open To New Voices For Concert (09/11/12)
The Heartland Pops is inviting new voices to join them for their 2012 Christmas Show on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3:00P.M. at the Jackson H.S. auditorium. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings at 7:30P.M. in the multi-purpose room at Immaculate Conception School in Jackson. All voice parts are welcome but they especially need tenors and first sopranos. For more information, call Jerry Ganiel at 579-6127 or visit their website at heartlandpops.com...
A happy clean Ollie. (09/11/12)
A little fun with Ollie after a day at Dana's.
Saluting the soldiers (09/11/12)
My 6 year old son, Chase Thomas, was enjoying the SEMO Fair Parade when he got excited the soldiers were coming. He stood and saluted each one and after the parade told me his favorite part was seeing the soldiers. I was so proud of him.
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