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Stories from Monday, October 1, 2012

Cape council to consider requiring helmets, insurance for scooter riders (10/01/12)
The thought didn't first come to Sarina Webb because of what happened to Meg Herndon last month. Neither was it spawned in June, when Zach Boerboom -- a friend's 19-year-old son -- was involved in a crash that didn't take his life but did break his back and steal his dream...
Colin Powell to speak Tuesday at Show Me Center (10/01/12)
Retired four-star Army general, statesman and author Colin Powell will present a speech, "Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust and Values," on Tuesday at the Show Me Center. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Southeast Missouri State University president Dr. Ken Dobbins has met Powell before, and expects him to make for a great kickoff to the university's Speakers Series...
Sundays at Three concert series opens with Swedish duo (10/01/12)
The 10th year of the Chamber Music Sundays at Three concert series kicked off with a performance by a duo from Sweden. The series is hosted by the River Campus and the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music. This is the series' sixth year at the River Campus...
Cape woman cited after hitting utility pole (10/01/12)
A Cape Girardeau woman was cited by police after the vehicle she was driving hit a utility pole Sunday morning, police said. Amber S. Pruitt was cited for failing to maintain a single lane while she was driving on Sprigg Street near Independence Street, Cape Girardeau police said. She later told police she lost control of the vehicle. No one was injured in the one-car accident, though police did have to divert traffic as Ameren Missouri repaired the pole...
Preliminary hearing set for Kennett woman accused of abandoning corpse (10/01/12)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A Kennett woman charged with abandoning a corpse appeared in court last week, with another appearance being scheduled for early November. Lisa McCormick, 43, has been scheduled to appear before a judge at 1 p.m. Nov. 9 for her preliminary hearing...
Jackson 13-year-old hurt in ATV crash (10/01/12)
A 13-year-old Jackson boy was injured last week when the all-terrain vehicle he was driving began skidding and ran off the road and struck a bridge railing. Trey D. Koehler was listed in serious condition after he was taken by ambulance Friday afternoon to Saint Francis Medical Center, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. ...
Preliminary hearing in Catron, Mo., killing to be today (10/01/12)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Catron, Mo., man accused of killing his son in May will have a preliminary hearing today. Charles C. Goforth, 40, was arrested May 5 and charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. The hearing had been previously postponed while officials awaited reports from various agencies...
Candidate questionnaire: Cole McNary (10/01/12)
NAME: Cole McNary AGE: 48 PLACE OF BIRTH: St. Louis, MO SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: My wife Christy and I have three Children Shannon, Courtney, and Mitchell EDUCATION: Graduate of Lindbergh High School in St. Louis B.S. in Aviation Management from Auburn University...
Candidate questionnaire: Cisse Spragins (10/01/12)
NAME: Cisse W. Spragins AGE: 49 PLACE OF BIRTH: Jackson, TN EDUCATION: B.S. Chemistry - Univ of TN M.S. Chemistry - Univ of WI-Madison M.S. Physics - Univ of WI-Madison Ph.D. Physics - Univ of WI-Madison OCCUPATION: Entrepreneur/CEO EMPLOYER: Rockwell Labs Ltd...
Candidate questionnaire: Cynthia Davis (10/01/12)
NAME: Cynthia Davis AGE: 52 PLACE OF BIRTH: Chicago, IL SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Husband: Bernie Children: John, Benjamin, Cathryn, Matthew, Amanda, Susanna and Philip EDUCATION: Broadcast Journalism School, Cato University, Acton University, Council of State Governments' completion of The Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills program, The National League of Cities' Silver Certificate of Achievement in Leadership Program and lots of direct experience...
Candidate questionnaire: Steve Hodges (10/01/12)
NAME: Steve Hodges AGE: 63 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau, MO SPOUSE'S, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Amy, spouse James, Andrew, Adam, sons Patrick & Peyton, grandsons EDUCATION: East Prairie High School, 1967 Southeast Missouri State University, 1971, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration...
Candidate questionnaire: Neal E. Boyd (10/01/12)
NAME: Neal E. Boyd AGE: 36 PLACE OF BIRTH: Sikeston, Missouri EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications/minor in Political Science - Southeast Missouri State University Bachelor of Arts in Music - University of Missouri-Columbia Master of Business Management - University of Phoenix...
Candidate questionnaire: Jonathan Dine (10/01/12)
NAME: Jonathan Dine AGE: 33 PLACE OF BIRTH: Phoenix, Arizona SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Isabella Rose Dine EDUCATION: High School Diploma OCCUPATION: Personal Trainer EMPLOYER: Impact Fitness BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: Results Training & Nutrition...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda (10/01/12)
1 Barton Square, Jackson 9 a.m. today Routine Business Action items Appointments and possible action items Discussion and possible action items...
McCaskill, Akin differ on health care policy (10/01/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Few issues have generated as much passion and attention as health care over the past few years. The federal health care law signed in 2010 by President Barack Obama has continued to spark debate and legal challenges as it is being implemented. ...
Year later, KC police still investigating baby's disappearance (10/01/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A year after 10-month-old Lisa Irwin was reported missing from her Kansas City home, police say they still want a "one-on-one" discussion with Deborah Bradley, the baby's mother, but Bradley's lawyer says she's been accessible to police all along...
Senators seek information on St. Louis chemical spraying (10/01/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri's senators have asked the U.S. Army for more information about a chemical spraying program that included testing in St. Louis about 50 years ago. Sens. Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt made separate written requests Thursday asking the Army to produce more information about the St. Louis testing in the 1950s and 1960s, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Saturday...
US Fidelis co-founder sentenced on Mo. charges (10/01/12)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- The co-founder of a defunct St. Louis-area auto service contract seller has been sentenced to four years in prison on state fraud and stealing charges. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Cory Atkinson, former vice president of Wentzville-based US Fidelis was sentenced Friday...
State high court to consider time limits on prosecutions (10/01/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Supreme Court is deciding whether prosecutors in southwestern Missouri missed the deadline to file charges in two criminal cases. Missouri's statute of limitations gives prosecutors three years to bring forward a case for most felonies, with the clock starting the day after the offense is committed and stopping when a criminal complaint or indictment is filed. ...
U.S. natural gas drilling boom rattles Russia (10/01/12)
PITTSBURGH -- The Kremlin is watching, European nations are rebelling, and some suspect Moscow is secretly bankrolling a campaign to derail the West's strategic plans. It's not some Cold War movie; it's about the U.S. boom in natural gas drilling, and the political implications are enormous...
Medicare to begin fines over hospitals' readmitted patients (10/01/12)
WASHINGTON -- If you or an elderly relative have been hospitalized recently and noticed extra attention when the time came to be discharged, there's more to it than good customer service. As of today, Medicare will start fining hospitals that have too many patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge due to complications. The penalties are part of a broader push under President Barack Obama's health care law to improve quality while also trying to save taxpayers money...
Obama blocks Chinese purchase of wind farms (10/01/12)
WASHINGTON -- Citing national security risks, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese company from owning four wind farm projects in northern Oregon near a Navy base where the U.S. military flies unmanned drones and electronic-warfare planes on training missions...
Minnesota trial could expose terrorist recruiting in U.S. (10/01/12)
MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minnesota man accused of helping to recruit and finance U.S. fighters for an overseas terror group heads to trial today in a case that's expected to show how some young Somali expatriates in Minneapolis were persuaded to risk their lives for insurgents back home...
As race stands, Obama within reach of second term (10/01/12)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Five weeks to Election Day, President Barack Obama is within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed to win a second term. Republican Mitt Romney's path to victory is narrowing. To overtake Obama, Romney would need to quickly gain the upper hand in nearly all of the nine states where he and Obama are competing the hardest...
Sen. McCain: Don't expect surprises in upcoming presidential debate (10/01/12)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain says not to expect any surprises in this week's first presidential debate because the televised confrontations nowadays are so heavily scripted. McCain was President Barack Obama's challenger in 2008. He says if he were running against Obama again, he could easily guess -- and prepare for -- the first half dozen questions because they are usually so obvious...
Obama, Romney: Rivals with little personal history (10/01/12)
WASHINGTON -- When Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2008, one of the people who reached out to the couple was newly elected President Barack Obama. It was one of the few personal interactions between Obama and Romney...
Economy giving conflicting signals (10/01/12)
WASHINGTON -- Anyone puzzled by the most recent U.S. economic data has reason for feeling so: The numbers sketch a sometimes contradictory picture of the economy. We've learned that: Consumers are more confident but aren't spending much. Fewer people are losing jobs, but not many are being hired. Home and stock prices are up, but workers' pay is trailing inflation. Auto sales have jumped, but manufacturing is faltering...
Recession in Spain fuels separatist sentiment (10/01/12)
BARCELONA, Spain -- Three weeks after a massive Catalan separatist march in Barcelona -- the biggest since the 1970s -- the independence flags still flutter from balconies across Spain's second-largest city. Spain's crushing recession has had this divisive consequence: soaring popular sentiment in Catalonia that the affluent region would be better off as a separate nation...
No tax, no blessing: German church insists on levy (10/01/12)
BERLIN -- The road to heaven is paved with more than good intentions for Germany's 24 million Catholics. If they don't pay their religious taxes, they will be denied sacraments, including weddings, baptisms and funerals. A decree issued last month by the country's bishops cast a spotlight on the long-standing practice in Germany and a handful of other European countries in which governments tax registered believers and then hand over the money to the religious institutions...
Calif. dairies going broke due to feed, milk prices (10/01/12)
HANFORD, Calif. -- In nearly six decades of running a dairy in central California, Mary Cameron made a name for herself in a male-dominated industry: She led several dairy organizations and was honored as Outstanding Dairy Producer of the Year...
Today in History (10/01/12)
Today is Monday, Oct. 1, the 275th day of 2012. There are 91 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 1962, Johnny Carson debuted as host of NBC's "Tonight Show," beginning a nearly 30-year run; after being introduced to the audience by Groucho Marx, Carson received his first guests, actor-singer Rudy Vallee, actress Joan Crawford, singer Tony Bennett and comedian Mel Brooks. ...
American military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000 (10/01/12)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The killing of an American serviceman in an exchange of fire with allied Afghan soldiers pushed U.S. military deaths in the war to 2,000, a reminder of the perils that remain after an 11-year conflict that now garners little public interest at home...
Several thousand protest Haiti's gov't (10/01/12)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Several thousand people poured into the streets of Haiti's capital Sunday to protest the government of President Michel Martelly. It was among the biggest demonstrations this year in Port-au-Prince against the first-time leader as he tries to rebuild the impoverished nation following a powerful 2010 earthquake that displaced more than a million people and destroyed thousands of homes...
Bombings across Iraq kill 26 people (10/01/12)
BAGHDAD -- A series of coordinated bombings shattered Shiite neighborhoods and struck at Iraqi security forces Sunday, killing at least 26 in attacks that one official described as a rallying call by al-Qaida just days after dozens of militants escaped from prison...
Supporters of opposition rally in Venezuelan capital (10/01/12)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- A huge crowd filled the streets of Venezuela's capital Sunday cheering for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, waving flags in a show of support one week before the country's hotly contested presidential election. Capriles waved from a truck that rolled through the vast expanse of supporters. ...
Deep 7.1 quake rattles Colombia (10/01/12)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- A magnitude-7.1 earthquake centered nearly 100 miles underground rattled southwestern Colombia on Sunday, but no damage or injuries were reported. The quake struck at 11:31 a.m. local time 30 miles from the regional capital of Popayan and was felt in Bogota as well as 10 of Colombia's 32 states. The U.S. Geological Survey said its epicenter was 94 miles beneath the earth's surface...
Austin Peay hands first OVC loss to Southeast Missouri State soccer team (10/01/12)
Pupil got the better of mentor Sunday afternoon. Austin Peay soccer coach Kelly Guth was happy about that but said she always has mixed emotions when going up against Southeast Missouri State coach Heather Nelson. "She's my mentor. She was my coach in college," Guth said. "She and her family are like my second family. It's always bittersweet matching up with them."...
Southeast Missouri State tennis player Nyenwe places second in AP Invitational (10/01/12)
Southeast Missouri State tennis player Elizabeth Nyenwe finished second in Flight B singles Sunday at the Austin Peay Fall Invitational. Nyenwe came up on the short end of a tight match against Eastern Kentucky's Melissa Gerritsen that took 3 1/2 hours...
Beltran helps Cardinals lower magic number (10/01/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals closed in on the NL's second wild-card berth while the Washington Nationals failed to make progress toward the NL East title. Carlos Beltran homered from both sides of the plate for the ninth time in his career and drove in five runs, leading St. Louis over the Nationals 10-4 on Sunday...
Rams, Zuerlein boot Seahawks 19-13 (10/01/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Forget about Sam Bradford and Steven Jackson. The St. Louis Rams' true offensive star thus far is a rookie kicker from a Division II school. Greg Zuerlein made 21 consecutive field goals last fall at Missouri Western, and he's been a sure thing in the NFL, too...
Southeast women get an early jump on practice (10/01/12)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team won't begin official practice until late next week, but Southeast's women will get an early jump on things for the second year in a row. Second-year Southeast coach Ty Margenthaler again will take advantage of a relatively new NCAA rule, implemented last season, that allows Division I women's squads to begin practice 40 days before their first game. ...
Foot care tips to keep you moving into your golden years (10/01/12)
Just a few decades ago, the phrase "granny shoes" implied a tragic lack of coolness and that the wearer had allowed comfort to trump style in their slow shuffle toward getting old. Footwear is no longer dictated by age, but rather by the activity level and fashion sense of the wearer...
Local events dedicated to ghosts and ghouls (10/01/12)
Halloween isn't just for trick-or-treaters and kids in costume. This month, there are several events dedicated to ghosts, ghouls and spooky stories. All of the events are family friendly, but you may want to check with individual event organizers before taking young children along; for example, New Madrid's ghost tours are not recommended for children younger than 10...
Easy ways to save money on food during the holidays (10/01/12)
Let's face it: In America, food is a main attraction at any social gathering. Now, food prices are on the rise nationwide -- just in time for tailgate parties, holiday get-togethers and potlucks. Rhonda Bramlett, a nutritionist at the Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging, says higher food costs, as well as gas prices, are a concern for seniors, especially during the holidays. Here are some tips on how to be generous while keeping your grocery bill in check:...
Grandparents show spirit to support athletes, teams (10/01/12)
Decked out in school colors, they root for their favorite players from the sideline. They're cheerleaders, but they're not the teen girls in matching uniforms. For some local athletes, their grandparents are their biggest fans. "I want to support her," Carol Callis says of her granddaughter Callie, a sophomore on Central High School's volleyball team. ...
Twin sisters celebrate their golden anniversaries together (10/01/12)
When a bride heads down the aisle toward her soon-to-be husband, she has a thousand things running through her mind, but she probably isn't thinking about how she and her husband will spend their 50th wedding anniversary. What a monumental milestone for any married couple to achieve: 50 years together in wedded harmony...
Richard Cornwell has volunteered more than 4,000 hours of service at Southeast Hospital (10/01/12)
When Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder presented Richard Cornwell with the Governor's Veterans Service Award in July, Cornwell was caught off-guard. "I have no idea why I was chosen for the award," he says. "It came as a total surprise." Cornwell was chosen for the award because of his heart for service. In fewer than four years, he has volunteered more than 4,000 hours of service at Southeast Hospital...
Thai sailors go 'Gangnam Style' in YouTube video (10/01/12)
BANGKOK -- The "Gangnam Style" craze has reached Thailand's navy, which is among the latest to mimic the globally popular dance video. In a video posted to YouTube, a few dozen smiling sailors from the Third Naval Area Command perform the rodeo-style dance and other hip-shaking moves at their base on the island of Phuket...
People on the Move 10/1/12 (10/01/12)
Representatives from Missouri's hospitals traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Missouri's congressional delegation. Hospital leaders representing the area included Robert E. Garrison and Freddie A. Leroux of Ripley County Memorial Hospital in Doniphan, Mo.; and Patrick E. ...
Talking Shop with Jon Craiglow of Craiglow's River Delivery (10/01/12)
Jon Craiglow of Craiglow's River Delivery has made his career on the Mississippi River as a pilot and currently helps barge lines by running deliveries out to boats on the river. Craiglow said he'll deliver groceries, supplies, crew members and everything else needed, out to a crew on the water...
Co-pilot in '09 Hudson River landing speaks Friday (10/01/12)
Jeff Skiles, co-pilot of US Airways Flight 1549, which made an lifesaving emergency landing on the Hudson River on Jan. 15, 2009, will be the keynote speaker of the annual Saint Francis Medical Center Business Health Summit. The summit will take place from 8 a.m. ...
Marie Eftink (10/01/12)
ORAN, Mo. -- Marie J. Eftink, 89, of Oran died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at the family home in Oran. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Robert Collins (10/01/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Robert O. Collins, 87, of Perryville died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 6:30 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home...
Lindel Hodge (10/01/12)
Lindel R. Hodge, 67, of Jackson died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to time of service Tuesday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home...
Georgia Kasten (10/01/12)
Georgia Beatrice Kasten, 103, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Jackson, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Aug. 9, 1909, in Fruitland, the daughter of Orda and Nora Myrtle Snider Burns. She and Louis A. Kasten were married Dec. 16, 1928. He preceded her in death June 30, 1985...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/1/12 (10/01/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/1/12 (10/01/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 10/1/12 (10/01/12)
The Missouri Highway and Transportation Department announces it will install lights on all four Interstate 55-Route K ramps in Cape Girardeau; the work will help circumvent poor visibility on the ramps. The responsibility for providing around-the-clock hourly weather observations at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport officially changed hands at midnight Wednesday; that's when a Federal Aviation Agency Flight Service Station specialist took her final readings and handed off that responsibility to an employee of Mid-America Weather Services of Overland Park, Kan.. ...
Colin Powell (10/01/12)
On Tuesday Gen. Colin L. Powell will kick off the highly anticipated Speaker Series at Southeast Missouri State University. Powell's speech, titled "Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust and Values" will be the first of several high-profile public speaking engagements brought to the university this school year...
Speak Out 10/1/12 (10/01/12)
I'm sure I speak for a lot of people but not everyone likes country music. This year the fair was all country music acts. I recommend booking a country rock act such as Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams III or Steve Earle. I'm sure everyone would be satisfied. Thank you...
Prayer 10/1/12 (10/01/12)
Lord God, may we be full of mercy, loving others as you love us. Amen.
Grape Stomping Contest (10/01/12)
Hemman Winery in Brazeu, Mo will be hosting its 5th Annual Grape Stomping Contest on October 6 & 7. This is one of our customers favorite events at the winery. Anyone who wants to stomp grapes name will be put in a hat and four teams of two people will be drawn to compete. Where else can you have a minute of fame with grapes all over your feet...
CHS yearbook and newspaper staffs sweep awards (10/01/12)
Cape Central High School's Girardot yearbook staff and Tiger newspaper staff joined forces to win the Sweepstakes Trophy for the fourth year in a row at the Southeast Missouri Scholastic Press Association Workshop held at Southeast Missouri State University. Seventeen schools competed for the honor. Over 25 schools and more than 365 students and advisers attended the conference...
Olympic Caliber Fencing Makes St. Louis Debut (10/01/12)
The London 2012 Olympics have come and gone but our Olympians are still hard at work. One such example of this is seen in American fencers. American fencers compete in many events across the nation, the biggest being the North American Cups or NAC's for short. ...
Otis (10/01/12)
Our friend Otis is a Cocker Spaniel. He's the best friend and most unselfish dog ever. He has this "how can I make you feel better, I'm here for YOU" attitude all the time. Otis loves to chase a tennis ball and will do anything for an animal cracker. He truly makes our world a happier place...
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