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Stories from Thursday, September 20, 2012

Police report: Driver of truck failed to yield in scooter crash that injured SEMO student (09/20/12)
A Morley, Mo., man was cited with failure to yield in a crash that critically injured a Southeast Missouri State University soccer player on Sept. 9. Steven A. Minner, 19, was issued a citation for failure to yield and one for failure to wear a seat belt in a crash that critically injured Meg Herndon. ...
Sales, new construction show housing market gaining ground (09/20/12)
Increasing sales of existing homes and an uptick in new construction last month indicate the U.S. housing market is gaining ground. Local realtors say they're seeing similar trends in the Cape Girardeau area as well. For the first eight and a half months of 2012, residential units sold in Cape Girardeau County are up 10.4 percent compared to the same period in 2011 with a total of 580 units...
Deer group exploring 'safer' alternatives to urban hunting (09/20/12)
As a vote by the city council whether to repeal an ordinance that would allow bow hunting in the city limits of Cape Girardeau nears, its opponents haven't stopped brainstorming "safer" ways to control an urban population. Sterilization, lowering speed limits, creating and using wildlife corridors and educating residents about how to fill their gardens and yards with deer-resistant plantings are all ideas the group Keep Cape Safe believes could help lower the population, said its leader, Stephen Stigers.. ...
Four-week numbers show SEMO enrollment at all-time high (09/20/12)
Enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University has reached an all-time high this fall, according to the four-week official census released by the university Wednesday. The total number of undergraduate and graduate students this semester is 11,729, a 1.9 percent from the same time last year. The university is in its 18th consecutive year of enrollment growth...
Cape airport to host open house, 'fun day' on Saturday (09/20/12)
Aviation will be showcased this weekend at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport Open House and Fun Day on Saturday. The event will begin with a pancake breakfast at Sandy's Place restaurant from 8 to 10 a.m., with the open house activities beginning after breakfast and continuing until 4 p.m. The open house is free and open to the public. The Cape Girardeau Regional Airport is located off Interstate 55 at exit 99...
Glenn House receives $2,500 grant (09/20/12)
The Glenn House was awarded a $2,500 grant by the Missouri Humanities Council, according to a Wednesday news release. The grant would support the development by Arcadia Consulting of Kansas City, Mo., of an interpretive plan for the Glenn House, and a heritage education plan for local schools based on the history of the home, its occupants and late 19th century American culture and life. ...
AARP driver class set for Friday afternoon (09/20/12)
AARP Driver Safety class is scheduled for 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the United Way of Southeast Missouri, 430 Broadway. The class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Advanced registration is required and can be done by contacting Jim or Melba Stricker at 573-388-1259, or strickerjm@aol.com. The class will consist of video presentations, lectures and discussions with no tests. Additional classes are planned for Oct. 19 and Nov. 3...
Low water forces change in location of conservation department's river day in Cape (09/20/12)
The Missouri Department of Conservation's Day on the River, originally scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Red Star access point has been moved due to low river levels, the department announced in a release Wednesday. The event will now take place at the Cape Girardeau Riverfront on the same day and time...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 9/20/12 (09/20/12)
1 Barton Square, Jackson 9 a.m. Thursday Routine business Action items Discussion and possible action items...
Drought hurts rural economy in 10 states (09/20/12)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The economy in rural parts of 10 Midwest and Western states continued to look weak in September as the drought weighed down agricultural businesses. A new survey of bankers in the region released Thursday showed that the overall economic index remained in negative territory at 48.3 in September...
Barge, tugboat traffic halted near busy Mississippi River lock (09/20/12)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. -- Crews scrambled to make repairs Wednesday near the busiest Mississippi River lock shut down because of damage blamed partly on the summer drought, snarling hundreds of barges and tugboats in a backlog that was growing worse by the hour...
Missouri death row inmate describes police beating (09/20/12)
ST. LOUIS -- A Missouri death row inmate testified Wednesday that he was beaten so badly during an interrogation by detectives that he admitted to a role in a horrific crime. But when an assistant attorney general repeatedly asked Reginald Clemons about details of the 1991 rape and murder of two sisters, Clemons time and again declined to answer, citing his constitutional right against self-incrimination...
Missouri toddler's death linked to E. coli infection (09/20/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Boone County medical examiner says the death of a 2-year-old boy from central Missouri has been linked to E. coli. The Columbia Daily Tribune reported the medical examiner's office said Wednesday the child's death was linked to E. coli, but that an autopsy had not been conducted. The medical examiner's office said the child was from the New Franklin area and died Tuesday at a hospital...
Man seeks new trial in Mo. girl's death (09/20/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A man sentenced to death for murdering a 6-year-old he abducted from her father's St. Louis County home sought a new trial Wednesday, claiming his attorneys should have pursued a defense that he suffered from brain damage...
Chicago students return to class as strike ends (09/20/12)
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago children returned to school Wednesday, less than a day after teachers ended a seven-day strike that disrupted the daily routines of thousands of families and made the city a flashpoint in the debate over union rights and efforts to overhaul the nation's public education system...
Marijuana could become tax windfall, but skeptics abound (09/20/12)
DENVER -- A catchy pro-marijuana jingle for Colorado voters considering legalizing the drug goes like this: "Jobs for our people. Money for schools. Who could ask for more?" It's a bit more complicated than that in the three states -- Colorado, Oregon and Washington -- that could become the first to legalize marijuana this fall...
Groups urging FDA to set new standards for arsenic levels in rice (09/20/12)
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much of the carcinogen can be present in food. So far, FDA officials say they have found no evidence that suggests rice is unsafe to eat. ...
Tax penalty to hit nearly 6 million uninsured (09/20/12)
WASHINGTON -- Nearly 6 million Americans -- most of them in the middle class -- will face a tax penalty for not carrying medical coverage once President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law is fully in place, congressional budget analysts said Wednesday...
Arizona immigration law spurs education campaign (09/20/12)
PHOENIX -- A day after the most contentious provision of Arizona's immigration law took effect, rallies were planned around Phoenix to protest the law that civil rights activists contend will lead to systematic racial profiling. Leticia Ramirez has been telling immigrants who are in the United States illegally, like herself, that they should offer only their name and date of birth -- and carry no documents that show where they were born, if pulled over by police...
Gates, Buffett again top Forbes' billionaires list (09/20/12)
NEW YORK -- Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates remains the nation's richest man by far, as the tech and philanthropy giant took the top spot on the Forbes 400 list for the 19th year running, with a net worth of $66 billion. Investor Warren Buffett, the head of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., again took second with $46 billion, while Oracle Corp. ...
Space shuttle Endeavour has Houston stopover (09/20/12)
HOUSTON -- Waving American flags and space shuttle toys, hundreds of people lined the streets and crowded the airport Wednesday as they watched space shuttle Endeavour touch down in Houston on its way to be permanently displayed in California. But for many, the experience was bittersweet, tinged with an aftertaste of having been cheated of something they believe should rightfully have been theirs...
Officer: Insider attacks by Afghan forces aimed at Western resolve (09/20/12)
WASHINGTON -- A series of "insider attacks" against U.S. and allied troops by Afghan forces are an attempt by the Taliban to drive a wedge between coalition and Afghan troops, a senior officer said Wednesday. But he said that while Western troops are now warier of Afghan partners, they are determined to avoid a full breakdown in trust...
U.S. penalties in effect for Taliban-allied Haqqanis (09/20/12)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. sanctions against the Pakistan-based Haqqani network of militants have come into force following the Obama administration's decision to designate the group a "foreign terrorist organization." Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said earlier this month that the step would be taken. The decision was formalized Wednesday with the publication of the announcement in the Federal Register...
Justice Department faulted in gun-trafficking operation (09/20/12)
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department's internal watchdog Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico...
Police at LSU make arrest in bomb threat (09/20/12)
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Police have arrested a suspect in the bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the LSU campus earlier this week but don't believe he is connected with threats made against three other universities recently. LSU Police Capt. Cory Lalonde said officers arrested William Bouvay Jr., 42, of Baton Rouge late Tuesday night after an investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies...
Threat suspect faces weapons charge (09/20/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Rants, racist remarks and menacing words permeate the Internet these days, so why did police decide to arrest a Yale dropout for investigation of making online death threats against children and hold him on a bail amount usually reserved for suspected killers?...
Today in History (09/20/12)
Today is Thursday, Sept. 20, the 264th day of 2012. There are 102 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 20, 1962, James Meredith, a black student, was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Democratic Gov. Ross R. Barnett. (Meredith was later admitted.)...
Doubts over Harvard claim of ‘Jesus' Wife' papyrus (09/20/12)
ROME -- Is a scrap of papyrus suggesting that Jesus had a wife authentic? Scholars on Wednesday questioned the much-publicized discovery by a Harvard scholar that a fourth century fragment of papyrus provided the first evidence that some early Christians believed Jesus was married...
French cartoons inflame prophet film tensions (09/20/12)
PARIS -- France stepped up security Wednesday at its embassies across the Muslim world after a French satirical weekly revived a formula that it has already used to capture attention: Publishing crude, lewd caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad...
Secondhand clothes from West flood Nigeria markets (09/20/12)
LAGOS, Nigeria -- At Nigeria's Katangua Market, that castaway from the West means big money. Shipping container after shipping container arrive in the market in Lagos, filled to the brim with plastic-wrapped bales of secondhand clothes from the U.S. and elsewhere. Traders scour, barter, hem and haw over T-shirts, bras, pants and shoes sent to help clothe a nation of more than 160 million people where the textile industry largely collapsed years ago...
Nationalism may rise under Japan's next government (09/20/12)
TOKYO -- One is a former prime minister known for his nationalistic views. A second is a hawkish former defense chief. And a third is the son of Tokyo's outspoken governor whose proposal to buy and develop a cluster of uninhabited islands claimed by both China and Japan has set off a territorial furor between the two countries...
Storms dampen hopes for bountiful harvest in North Korea (09/20/12)
WONSAN, North Korea -- First came an extended dry spell in the spring, followed by a summer of flash floods and typhoons. Now, with North Korean farmers preparing to head out into autumn fields to cut and thresh the nation's most important crop, rice, there are renewed concerns that continued harsh weather will mean another shortfall of food in this chronically hungry land...
Venezuela: Drug lord changed look with surgeries (09/20/12)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- One of Colombia's most-wanted drug lords changed his appearance through repeated plastic surgeries before he was captured in Venezuela while making a call from a public payphone, Venezuela's justice minister said Wednesday...
Extremists showing up on front lines in Syria (09/20/12)
TEL RIFAAT, Syria -- The bearded gunmen who surrounded the car full of foreign journalists in a northern Syrian village were clearly not Syrians. A heavyset man in a brown gown stepped forward, announced he was Iraqi and fingered through the American passport he had confiscated...
Panetta: New Asia focus not aimed to contain China (09/20/12)
BEIJING -- Top Chinese leaders have a better understanding of America's new focus on the Asia-Pacific region, but they are concerned that there is too much emphasis on China's military build-up rather than economic or diplomatic efforts, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday...
Egypt appoints new intelligence chief (09/20/12)
CAIRO -- Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday appointed as the country's new intelligence chief a veteran official who was involved in the brokering of last year's release of an Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian militants, the official news agency said...
Jones fires no-hitter as the Eagles win in five innings (09/20/12)
ORAN, Mo. -- Anna Jones didn't even realize she had pitched a no-hitter, probably because of the three fifth-inning runs she allowed. The Oran High School sophomore was happy once she found out. "I didn't know it," Jones said. "It's nice. But I couldn't do it without the defense behind me."...
Scott City softball team sparkles in romp at Jackson (09/20/12)
The Scott City softball team could do little wrong Wednesday. Scott City routed host Jackson 13-0 behind the pitching of Alexis Spriggs and an 11-hit attack. The Rams also did not commit an error in the game that was stopped after six innings by the 10-run rule...
Area calendar 9/20/12 (09/20/12)
Baseball Real Basic Instincts camps: Real Baseball Instincts in Jackson is offering fall hitting camps featuring St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguer Jeremy Patton, a Southeast Missouri native. Camps begin the first week in October and run five weeks, one night per week. Camps are for boys and girls. Cost: $200. Info: 243-7247 or www.realbaseballinstincts.com...
Rotating cast keeping Rams quarterback upright (09/20/12)
ST. LOUIS -- It's only Week 3 and Harvey Dahl is the last man standing on the offensive line the St. Louis Rams envisioned at the start of training camp. All they can do this week at Chicago is keep patching things together in hopes of keeping Sam Bradford upright. Short-handed or not in last week's 31-28 victory against Washington, it worked just fine...
Mizzou backup QB Berkstresser got trial by fire during first start (09/20/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri freshman quarterback Corbin Berkstresser had five minutes to process how he was going to finally realize a lifelong dream. Idolizing Corby Jones, the Tigers' signal caller in the late 1990s, Berkstresser grew up running options and throwing to his cousins in his suburban Kansas City backyard. Last Saturday, in only his third collegiate game, Berkstresser learned he would be following in Jones' footsteps by leading Missouri out onto the field as a starter...
Freese, Molina power Cards to 5-0 victory over Houston (09/20/12)
ST. LOUIS -- David Freese and Yadier Molina both connected for their 20th home run of the season, and Lance Lynn threw 6 1-3 shutout innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-0 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. The Cardinals, who have won seven straight against Houston, moved two games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the race for the second wild card spot in the National League. Milwaukee is 2 1-2 games back....
Dexter High School graduate pursues career in fighting (09/20/12)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A Dexter High School graduate is literally fighting to pursue his dreams. Daniel "Red" McClendon, now 21, graduated from Dexter High School in 2010 and is the son of Phillip and Sherry Whaley of Dexter and Mickey Evans of Texas. McClendon's fighting career began as a young boy when he wrestled for the Dexter Elks. It was his sophomore year of high school before he decided to join the school wrestling team...
Next calendar 9/20/12 (09/20/12)
Friday "Unconditional," unrated @ Cape West 14 Cine SATURDAY Next Week "Babel," Mumford and Sons "Uno," Green Day "Push and Shove," No Doubt "Album Title Goes Here," Deadmau5 "Marvel's the Avengers" "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns part 1" "American Horror Story"...
Hooked on Science: Build a smoke-ring launcher (09/20/12)
Create your own smoke-ring launcher with a few materials from around the house. Materials Instructions STEP 1: Using a knife, have an adult cut a 5-inch hole in the bottom of the trash can. STEP 2: Cut a large square from the shower curtain. Make sure this square is large enough to stretch over the top of the trash can...
Who's neXt 9/20/12 (09/20/12)
Scholarships Freshman Thomas Crocetti of Cape Girardeau has been awarded three scholarships from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo.: the President's Honorary scholarship, the Combined Ability scholarship and the A+ recognition scholarship...
Judge John Bailey (09/20/12)
Judge John Ragan Bailey, 97, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Landmark Hospital. He was born Sept. 14, 1915, in Sikeston, Mo., to U.S. Rep. Ralph E. and Agnes Williams Bailey. Bailey spent most of his life in Portageville, Mo...
Thurman Matthews (09/20/12)
Thurman F. "Doc" Matthews, 85, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in Apache Junction, Ariz. Doc was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Beaufort, Mo., to Gilpin L. and Emma Brockmann Matthews. He attended Southeast Missouri State University. He owned Cape County Feed and Supply and was one of the original owners of Jaymac Equipment Co...
Michael Noland (09/20/12)
Michael L. "Mike" Noland, 61, of Jackson passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 15, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, to John and Dorothy Tines Noland. Michael joined the U.S. Army on Oct. 22, 1970, and was a helicopter mechanic in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged Oct. 19, 1973...
Marie Stortz (09/20/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Marie I. Stortz, 90, of Perryville died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at Miller Family Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery...
Births 9/20/12 (09/20/12)
Daughter to Zachary Lewis and Shalen Lee Brooks of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 6:54 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Name, Olivia Grace. Weight, 7 pounds. First child. Mrs. Brooks is the former Shalen Clark, daughter of Kenneth and Flo Ann Clark of Scott City. Brooks is the son of Mark and Sabrina Newman and Doug and Beth Brooks, all of Sikeston, Mo. He is employed by Motive Rail Inc...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/20/12 (09/20/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons...
Cape Girardeau fire report 9/20/12 (09/20/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Jackson police report 9/20/12 (09/20/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 9/20/12 (09/20/12)
The 132nd edition of the SEMO District Fair/EXPO ended last night with a big crowd, capping a week of entertainment and agriculture displays; fair officials are confident this year's attendance will match last year's, which was around 82,000. Dr. R. Charles Grant has accepted the call as pastor of First Presbyterian Church; he will assume his new duties the week of Nov. 9; Grant comes to Cape Girardeau from Colonial Heights, Va...
Containing China: The surprising alliance (09/20/12)
Several years ago, in his best-selling book "The Clash of Civilizations," political scientist Samuel Huntington argued that the future of Asia would be characterized by rising Chinese dominance, at the head of coalition of nations, drawn to Beijing by its economic, cultural and military power...
Telling the truth about flood control (09/20/12)
Our friends from national environmental organizations, and specifically the National Wildlife Federation, would do well to heed the words of Mark Twain, who once said, "Always tell the truth. That way you don't have to remember what you said."...
Fair wrap up (09/20/12)
Pleasant temperatures and minimal rain helped make for a fun atmosphere at the SEMO District Fair last week. According to fair board president Pete Poe, the eight-day event drew 92,000 visitors. Poe said this was about a 5 percent increase from 2011...
Prayer 9/20/12 (09/20/12)
O Lord Jesus, may we be still and know that you are God. Amen.
Grass Roots BMW Open House Retrospective (09/20/12)
Thank you to all the riders who attended our Grass Roots Open House and Demo Day, Saturday, September 15th. Dozens made the most of the opportunity to ride the latest, greatest models from Germany. Congratulations to Steve Delcambre from Jackson, MO, winner of an expense-paid Ayres Adventures motorcycle tour!...
Check presentation to Mending Hearts (09/20/12)
Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors made a check presentation to Mending Hearts. The amount of the check to them was $1,209.82. The money was raised at the annual Bowling Tournament for the Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors.
New Girardot Chapter IAAP Board and Achievements (09/20/12)
Girardot Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals is proud to announce the newly installed officers for the upcoming 2012-2013 year. Doris Dumey, CAP-OM -- President, Administrative Assistant; Health, Human Performance and Recreation Department, Southeast Missouri State University...
At the Cardinals game (09/20/12)
Michael, Bob and Jack Gardner on the scoreboard at Busch Stadium at a recent Cardinals game.
Southeast Hospital Inpatient Rehab Reunion (09/20/12)
Southeast Hospital physical therapy techs Margie Gross (center) and Krystal Lincoln chat with former Inpatient Rehab patient Gerald Sims of Ullin, Ill., and his wife Sandy at the third annual patient reunion on Thursday, Sept. 20. More than 50 people attended the reunion in the Hospital's Harrison Room...
Proud SADI Consumer! (09/20/12)
Pictured here is Ashley, a Proud Consumer of SADI (Semo Alliance for Disability Independence). Ashley uses our Transportation shuttle to and from school and work. You can see her huge smile here as she holds her first paycheck!
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