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Stories from Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Esquire Theater renewal project 'gone,' mayor says (09/12/12)
For all of John Buckner's talk, there are few signs that he was ever here. His former art gallery on Independence Street sits vacant, along with the apartment and office space he rented upstairs. Razing Cain, the downtown restaurant he opened and closed in less than a month, has remained unoccupied since he shut the doors March 29...
Fourth day of fair brings demo derby, baby contest, more (09/12/12)
Hundreds came out to Arena Park for the dual demolition derby and other activities at the SEMO District Fair. "I came out for the derby and I want to see one," said David Kelch of Thebes, Ill. Kelch and wife Rhonda brought twin sons Cayden and Brayden, 4, to cheer on friend Derek Temke of the Podunk Racing Team. ...
Cape Girardeau to start city's part of floodwall repairs (09/12/12)
As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wraps up its work to strengthen flood protection for Cape Girardeau along the Mississippi River, the city is moving toward the start of a similar project that will help the floodwall meet safety criteria based on lessons learned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency during Hurricane Katrina...
Cape Girardeau to host Project Homeless Connect event (09/12/12)
Cape Girardeau County has been selected by the Missouri Governor's Committee to End Homelessness to host an event designed to provide services for homeless individuals and families. Called Project Homeless Connect, the event is scheduled for Oct. 5 at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau. Roy Jones, the project's donations chairman, expects as many as 400 people to attend and is planning for up to 300 volunteers to offer assistance...
Cape police searching for armed robber (09/12/12)
Police continued Tuesday to investigate a reported armed robbery that was reported at a local convenience store the night before. Workers at the Quick-N-Save, 2861 N. Themis St., told authorities that a man in his 20s entered the store at about 11:10 p.m., said Sgt. ...
Cape man pleads not guilty to office vandalism (09/12/12)
A local man on Monday entered a plea of not guilty to causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to a Cape Girardeau office building in June, but his lawyer on Tuesday said that's just a matter of procedure until the matter gets resolved. Travis Fornkohl, 32, of Cape Girardeau was in court for a formal arraignment, which he waived through his lawyer, Malcolm Montgomery, before entering the not-guilty plea before Judge Benjamin Lewis in Jackson...
Teen at home at time of fire not injured (09/12/12)
Cape Girardeau firefighters battled intense flames at a house fire Tuesday evening in which a teenage boy was at home but not injured, the department said in a news release. The city fire department responded about 5:55 p.m. to a structure fire at 1121 Patricia St., where firefighters were confronted with heavy fire showing from the garage. All four city stations responded, with backup provided by departments from Jackson, Scott City and off-duty crews, the release said...
Family, friends say goodbye to Bollinger County man (09/12/12)
Pallbearers load Jeffery Scott Robins' casket onto his tow truck Tuesday at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Mo. Mourners filled the chapel and overflowed outside during the service for Robins, whose death is being investigated as a homicide...
In federal court: Marquand man pleads guilty to firearm charges (09/12/12)
The U.S. attorney's office released the following information Tuesday for defendants who appeared before U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. PLEADED GUILTY Name: Joshua L. Campbell Residence: Marquand, Mo. Age: 34 Charges: One count of being a felon in possession of firearms and one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition...
In federal court: Jackson man pleads guilty to possession of firearms (09/12/12)
The U.S. attorney's office released the following information Tuesday for defendants who appeared before U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. PLEADED GUILTY Name: Dean Arthur Day Age: 37 Residence: Jackson Charges: Being a felon in possession of a firearm...
Missouri Farm Bureau reaffirms support of Akin (09/12/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Farm Bureau reaffirmed its endorsement of Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin on Tuesday after the Republican congressman made remarks about women's bodies being able to avoid pregnancy in cases of what he called "legitimate rape."...
Judge weighs Missouri disturbing-worship law (09/12/12)
ST. LOUIS -- A federal judge will decide whether to issue a temporary injunction against Missouri's new law making it a crime to disturb a worship service. The law makes it a misdemeanor to intentionally disturb or interrupt a "house of worship" with profane language, rude or indecent behavior or noise that breaks the solemnity of the service...
Partisan jibes on hold for 9/11, but not politics (09/12/12)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney declared a fleeting truce for partisan digs Tuesday as the nation remembered the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but campaign politics crackled through their somber observances. The campaigns pulled their negative ads and scheduled no rallies. But both candidates stayed in the public eye as the nation marked the 11th anniversary of the jetliner crashes that left nearly 3,000 dead...
YouTube offering new app for iPhone, iPad as licensing agreement ends (09/12/12)
SAN FRANCISCO -- YouTube is being reprogrammed for the iPhone and iPad amid the latest fallout from the growing hostility between Apple and the video service's owner, Google. The new format debuted Tuesday with the release of a new YouTube application that will introduce more advertising and more videos on Apple's trendsetting devices...
Striking Chicago teachers get support from parents (09/12/12)
CHICAGO -- As Chicago teachers walked the picket lines for a second day, they were joined by many of the very people who are most inconvenienced by their strike: the parents who must now scramble to find a place for children to pass the time or for baby sitters...
In Portland, Ore., fluoride debate is ideological clash (09/12/12)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- It's a dental story told so often it borders on cliche. When someone moves to Portland from another state -- and that's most people you meet in this city of transplants -- their new dentist takes one look at their excellent teeth and concludes they must have been raised elsewhere, a place that puts fluoride in its drinking water...
Officials: Michigan man who killed cop had arsenal (09/12/12)
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A businessman who gunned down a police officer at his suburban Detroit home held authorities at bay for hours with an arsenal of high-powered rifles and other weapons before finally killing himself, officials said Tuesday...
Dry Northwest burns as fire season in West extends (09/12/12)
WENATCHEE, Wash. -- A haze of thick smoke formed Tuesday over vast swathes of the West as wildfires forced more residents to flee their homes in several states. Fire officials reported seven homes were destroyed and hundreds of people were evacuated near Casper, Wyo., where a wildfire has burned across almost 24 square miles. In western Montana, fire crews said there was no containment in sight for a blaze that has prompted an evacuation order for 400 houses west of Hamilton...
Moody's set to downgrade U.S. government debt without budget deal (09/12/12)
NEW YORK -- The U.S. government's debt rating could be heading for the "fiscal cliff" along with the federal budget. Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday said it would likely cut its "Aaa" rating on U.S. government debt, probably by one notch, if budget negotiations fail...
Today in History (09/12/12)
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 12, the 256th day of 2012. There are 110 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 12, 1942, during World War II, a German U-boat off West Africa torpedoed the RMS Laconia, which was carrying Italian prisoners of war, British soldiers and civilians. ...
British schools put cameras in bathrooms, locker rooms (09/12/12)
LONDON -- At the King Ecgbert School in Sheffield, teens who go to the bathroom are never really alone -- video cameras are inside all 12 loos. Citing findings gathered via freedom-of-information requests, privacy activists identified King Ecgbert as one of more than 200 high schools across Britain that have installed surveillance cameras in bathrooms or locker rooms...
Anti-Islam film sets off protests in Libya, Egypt (09/12/12)
CAIRO -- A movie attacking Islam's prophet Muhammad sparked assaults on U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt on Tuesday. A Libyan security official reported an American was shot to death as protesters burned the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, and in Cairo, protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy walls and replaced an American flag with an Islamic banner...
China sends patrol ships to islands held by Japan (09/12/12)
BEIJING -- A territorial flare-up between China and Japan intensified as two Beijing-sent patrol ships arrived near disputed East China Sea islands in a show of anger over Tokyo's purchase of the largely barren outcroppings from their private owners...
Suspected al-Qaida bombing misses Yemen minister (09/12/12)
SANAA, Yemen -- Yemen's defense minister narrowly escaped assassination Tuesday when a powerful car bomb ripped through his motorcade as it traveled in the nation's capital, killing at least 13 people in an attack that bore the hallmarks of al-Qaida...
Central soccer team falls 1-0 to Sikeston (09/12/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- An open net can sometimes be the scariest thing. With nothing in front of you but a goal and opportunity, pressure can sometimes lead to a botched shot. With all the commotion surrounding his situation, Sikeston's Adam Johnson wasn't so sure he connected with his open shot...
Chaffee softball team slams door on Crusaders' comeback (09/12/12)
The Saxony Lutheran softball team played the role of a pesky fly Tuesday afternoon against visiting Chaffee. Cierra Crites finally swatted it. Crites broke up a one-run ballgame in the top of the seventh inning with a two-out grand slam, and Chaffee won 14-9...
High school roundup: Notre Dame spikers rally for 14th win (09/12/12)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Inspired Southeast Missouri State soccer team battles to scoreless draw (09/12/12)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team failed to snap a three-game winless streak along with a three-game scoreless streak. It certainly wasn't for a lack of effort. The Redhawks had special motivation Tuesday night, playing for a fallen teammate...
Southeast Missouri State volleyball team drops five-game match to SIU Carbondale (09/12/12)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team was on the verge of knocking off regional rival SIU Carbondale on Tuesday night. But the host Salukis rallied to win the final two games and pull out a 25-17, 22-25, 23-25, 27-25, 15-6 victory. SIU improved to 9-1, while the Redhawks fell to 6-5...
Larry Brown (09/12/12)
Larry Dean Brown, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Ratliff Care Center. He was born Nov. 21, 1938, at Saint Francis Medical Center, to Walton William and Inez Mary Spalding Brown. Larry attended Catholic schools in Cape Girardeau and was a Boy Scout...
John Frye III (09/12/12)
John Grant Frye III, 54, of Gordonville died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joan Hill (09/12/12)
ORAN, Mo. -- Joan Gayle Hill, 69, of Oran died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. at her home. She was born Nov. 11, 1942, in Miller City, Ill., to Edith Louise Davison Ice of Cairo, Ill., and the late Thomas Franklin Ice. She and Charles David Hill were married Nov. 25, 1965...
Mark Johnson (09/12/12)
Mark Anthony "Bay" Johnson, 52, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. He was born Oct. 3, 1959, in Hayti, Mo., to Venice Thomas and Katie Pearl Johnson. Bay enjoyed life to the fullest, especially the martial arts as he was a black belt in karate. He also enjoyed watching westerns and Bruce Lee movies...
Margaret Miller (09/12/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Margaret Mary Miller, 83, of Springfield, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at James River Care Center in Springfield. She was born Aug. 4, 1929, in Pocahontas, Ark., daughter of William Joseph and Eva Catherine Baltz Ludwig. She and Leon William "Raney" Miller were married April 23, 1949...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/12/12 (09/12/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests The Department of Public Safety released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons...
Jackson police report 9/12/12 (09/12/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 9/12/12 (09/12/12)
About a half dozen individuals from Cape Girardeau left Thursday night from Sikeston, Mo., on a trip to see Pope John Paul II at New Orleans; about 200 members of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese took chartered buses to New Orleans for the papal visit...
Praying for the country and voting our conscience (09/12/12)
Having written this column for nearly 35 years, I'm reminded that my tone was not always political. No Carter bashing in those early years. No Reagan fawning. Even Bill Clinton's drama went virtually unnoticed -- at least in the world of this minor column...
Fair entertainment (09/12/12)
It's been a great week at the SEMO District Fair. The weather has been perfect, and the food, rides and entertainment have contributed to a fun atmosphere. Tonight kicks off another facet of the eight-day event many in the area enjoy: musical entertainment...
Speak Out 9/12/12 (09/12/12)
I recently was looking for my car keys and the mail guy stopped what he was doing and helped me and we found them. Thank you, mail guy. Neither the day-after political propaganda of David Limbaugh, the sadly nostalgic yearnings of Michael Jensen nor the elderly emanations from once rational Thomas Sowell kept me from the ecstasy I felt as a result of the previous night's effervescent address from first lady Michelle Obama...
Prayer 9/12/12 (09/12/12)
O God, we praise you for wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. Amen.
SEMO-TRI-TEAM Rides 12/24 hour (09/12/12)
SEMO-TRI-TEAM members rode 12/24 hours to raise money for Hoops for Life and Howard Aslinger Foundation. Taylor Vauaghan & Todd Roth both rode 315 miles in 26hrs 40 mins, Matt Mill rode his recumbant bike 131 miles in 15.5 hours plus ran 13.1 miles, Tracy Vaughan, Jamie Pell Sanders & Shannon Aldridge all rode 104 miles in 13hrs 15mins, Zach Young rode 131 miles, Sarah Eftink & Tim Vollick rode 78 miles in 9hours. Not pictured is Matt Miller...
Pretend bears explore SEMO District Fair (09/12/12)
The Missouri Department of Conservation is displaying bear traps among their many exhibits at this year's SEMO District Fair. "Pretend bears" are welcome to explore the large bear trap. (MDC photo by Candice Davis)
SEMO District Fair (09/12/12)
A view over the SEMO district fair. This photo was taken quickly while on the Chainsaw ride when it stopped to let riders off.
CAPE COUNTY 4-H BENEFITS FROM NRA GRANT (09/12/12)
L-R, Gary Schweer, Emily Todt, Spencer Lorenz, and Paul Lichtenegger, 4-H members with Remington Model 11-87 shotguns The Cape Girardeau County 4-H Shooting Sports program recently received 2 Remington Model 11-87 shotguns from a National Rifle Association grant program. ...
Good Samaritan: Cape community church (09/12/12)
As a wife of a fireman, I appreciate cape Community church that brought baked goods to the fire stations in honor of 9/11. They delivered to each fire station Sunday afternoon. Thank-you for remembering our heroes.
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