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Stories from Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Firefighters investigate smoke at Cape doctors' offices (10/09/12)
Firefighters from the Cape Girardeau Fire Department investigated a smoking heating element this morning at Cape Primary Care and Immediate Convenient Care, located at the intersection of Kingshighway and Lexington Ave. According to a spokesperson for the fire department, they were called to the scene around 8:05 a.m. ...
Special Olympics fall games start Friday in Cape Girardeau (10/09/12)
For the third year in a row, Cape Girardeau will play host to more than 800 athletes participating in the Special Olympics Missouri State Fall Games.
Weapons charges filed against St. Louis man in Cape Girardeau altercation (10/09/12)
A St. Louis man is facing a weapons charge after brandishing a firearm during a weekend altercation in Cape Girardeau, police said. Orlando L. Johnson, 24, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and was held at the Cape Girardeau County Jail on $7,500 bond. A court date has yet to be set, according to a search of upcoming dockets...
Low Mississippi River exposes shipwreck near Cape Girardeau (10/09/12)
Calling all available archaeologists. Low water on the Mississippi River has revealed a mystery on the banks near Cape Girardeau -- and two local educators along with a longtime shipwreck salvage diver are looking for help to solve it and preserve what they say is "a piece of our river heritage."
City leaders along I-55 form new economic development group (10/09/12)
As industrial site selectors are taking a more regional approach when looking for locations, Southeast Missouri communities are making an effort to market themselves as a region. "In this global economy, you've got to act regionally and that's what we're doing," said Perry County Economic Development Authority Director Scott Sattler, a member of the new The Interstate 55 Corridor Group...
Gordonville fire district asking voters to expand board by two (10/09/12)
For Shawn Morris, next month's Gordonville Area Fire Protection District election is more important than the ballot language suggests. To the board's vice president and like-minded others, the outcome could help the district reverse course from an ugly two-year period that has been marred by abrupt dismissals, angry resignations and public outrage over decisions some felt could have been handled better...
Marlers named Southeast homecoming parade marshals (10/09/12)
Lawrence and Donna Marler of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., will serve as marshals in Southeast Missouri State University's Homecoming parade Oct. 20, the university announced in a news release Monday. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Capaha Park and travel east on Broadway to Main Street, ending at 43 S. ...
Tobacco tax supporters to rally in Cape Girardeau (10/09/12)
Supporters of a November ballot issue that would increase Missouri's tobacco taxes will rally in Cape Girardeau today, according to a group that supports the initiative. The Proposition B Bus Tour will make a stop at Capaha Park at Broadway and West End Boulevard at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, according to a news release from Show-Me A Brighter Future. ...
Fire destroys Cape County mobile home (10/09/12)
A fire destroyed a mobile home in rural Cape Girardeau County, fire officials said. The lone occupant was uninjured and escaped the fire. The call came about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, said Jerry Siemers, interim chief of the Gordonville Area Fire Protection District. Departments from Cape Girardeau, Whitewater and Millersville provided aid, Siemers said, in putting out the fire. The mobile home has a Route K address and is across from Notre Dame Regional High School...
Saturday hours at Jackson's recycling center change Nov. 3 (10/09/12)
Jackson Public Works has announced the Saturday operating hours for the recycling center during the fall and winter. The center will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning Nov. 3 through March 30. Normal operating hours will remain the same through the week, 8 a.m. ...
Republican governor group gives Spence $950,000 (10/09/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Republican Dave Spence has received a $950,000 contribution to help with his Missouri governor race. Spence's campaign last week reported receiving the money from the state affiliate of the Republican Governors Association. The national organization reported shifting a total of $3 million to its Missouri committee...
Language immersion schools expand in St. Louis (10/09/12)
ST. LOUIS -- More St. Louis students are studying in language immersion schools, learning math and art not in English, but Chinese, Spanish or French. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the St. Louis Language Immersion Schools started offering Chinese this academic year, and that enrollment for French and Spanish programs have doubled from two years ago to 800 students. The programs are offered at a public charter school in St. Louis, are tuition-free and have a waiting list...
Missouri families outraged at release of convicted killer (10/09/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A Missouri man sentenced to more than 200 years in prison for killing a 16-year-old girl execution-style and wounding two others has been freed, outraging relatives who expected the killer to spend the rest of his life behind bars...
Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years (10/09/12)
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall. The sentence means the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach will be in prison at least until he's nearly 100 years old...
Union: Border agents opened fire on each other (10/09/12)
PHOENIX -- The head of the U.S. Border Patrol agents' union says the agent killed last week in a shooting in southern Arizona apparently opened fire on two colleagues thinking they were armed smugglers and was killed when they returned fire. The two sets of agents approached an area where a sensor had been activated early Tuesday from different directions and encountered each other in an area of heavy brush, National Border Patrol Council president George McCubbin said...
High court looks at race in college admissions (10/09/12)
WASHINGTON -- Nine years after the Supreme Court said colleges and universities can use race in their quest for diverse student bodies, the justices have put this divisive social issue back on their agenda in the middle of a presidential election campaign...
Romney: U.S. must help Syrian rebels oust Assad (10/09/12)
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Mitt Romney declared on Monday the U.S. must join other nations in helping arm Syrian rebels to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad, casting President Barack Obama's efforts as weak and part of a broader lack of leadership in the Middle East and around the globe...
Shooting of nude man puzzles family (10/09/12)
MOBILE, Ala. -- Gil Collar was a guy everybody wanted to be around in high school, friends said: The girls liked his good looks, even his opponents on the wrestling mat became buddies, and adults knew him as courteous and kind. The nude 18-year-old who was shot to death by a police officer on the University of South Alabama campus wasn't the young man they knew. ...
Obama recognizes Latino labor leader (10/09/12)
KEENE, Calif. -- President Barack Obama on Monday designated the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument, calling Chavez a hero who brought hope to millions of poor, disenfranchised farm workers who otherwise might have remained "invisible" to much of the nation...
Soda industry: Vending machines will show calories (10/09/12)
NEW YORK -- As criticism of sugary sodas intensifies, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that will put calorie counts right at your fingertips. The move comes ahead of a regulation that would require restaurant chains and vending machines to post the information as early as next year, although the specifics for complying with the requirement are still being worked out...
Today in History (10/09/12)
Today is Tuesday, Oct. 9, the 283rd day of 2012. There are 83 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 9, 1967, Latin American guerrilla leader Che Guevara was killed by the Bolivian army a day after he was captured while attempting to incite revolution...
Nobel awarded for stem cell, early cloning work (10/09/12)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two scientists from different generations won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for the groundbreaking discovery that cells in the body can be reprogrammed into completely different kinds, work that reflects the mechanism behind cloning and offers an alternative to using embryonic stem cells...
More than 30 civilians killed by Nigerian military soldiers (10/09/12)
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- Nigerian soldiers angry about the killing of an officer shot dead more than 30 civilians Monday in a northeastern city long under siege by a radical Islamist sect. The attack came from soldiers attached to a special military unit on guard in Maiduguri, the spiritual home of the sect known as Boko Haram, in an effort to supposedly protect its citizens from the violence gripping the city. ...
Syrian salvos send message to Turkey (10/09/12)
BEIRUT -- Syria's cross-border attacks on Turkey in the past week look increasingly like they could be an intentional escalation meant to send a clear message to Ankara and beyond, that the crisis is simply too explosive to risk foreign military intervention...
Assange backers punished after asylum bid (10/09/12)
LONDON -- A British judge on Monday ordered supporters of Julian Assange to pay thousands of pounds they promised for his bail because the WikiLeaks founder violated the conditions for his release. The 41-year-old Assange violated a condition to report to a police station daily when he sought refuge at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he has been holed up since June 19 to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning over sex crimes allegations...
Central girls softball team claims district title (10/09/12)
Central senior Bailey Kratochvil saw signs that Tigers pitcher Kadie Orenstein was going to have a good day before the Class 4 District 1 championship game even began Monday. "Actually in the warmups," Kratochvil said. "She was warming up and you could just tell she was bringing it. She was focused. Kadie always comes out ready to play, ready to perform, and she was just ready this game. She had us going the whole game."...
Oran falls to Naylor in district title softball game (10/09/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Darby Pruett just missed a go-ahead home run in her first at-bat Monday. Given a second chance, the Naylor junior connected. Pruett's three-run home run in the third inning lifted the Eagles to their fourth consecutive Class 1 District 1 softball title, beating Oran 3-1 at Three Rivers Community College...
High school roundup: Jackson's Adams, Powell qualify for state tennis tournament (10/09/12)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Missouri looks for first SEC win vs. top-ranked Alabama (10/09/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A season that began with the promise of sharing the stage with college football royalty is threatening to turn sour for Missouri as the Tigers confront the realities of life in the unforgiving SEC. A 19-15 home loss to perennial conference also-ran Vanderbilt kept Missouri (3-3, 0-3) winless in league games in its first season in the Southeastern Conference after leaving the Big 12. ...
Cardinals use HR barrage to even NLDS with Nationals (10/09/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Never count out the Cardinals in October -- especially after they lose a series opener. Carlos Beltran hit the last two of the Cardinals' four homers and St. Louis chased an ineffective Jordan Zimmermann early in a 12-4 rout of the Washington Nationals on Monday that tied their NL division series at one game apiece...
Lawmakers want Lou Gehrig's medical records (10/09/12)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Some Minnesota lawmakers hope to force the release of Lou Gehrig's medical records, saying they could provide insight into whether the Yankees star died of the disease that came to bear his name or whether repetitive head trauma played some role...
Docs say spine shots for steroids are usually safe (10/09/12)
CHICAGO -- Millions of people get steroid shots in their backs to relieve pain. Now they are probably wondering if it's safe. In 23 states, hundreds, possibly thousands, of back-pain patients are being warned to watch for symptoms of meningitis because of a custom-mixed steroid solution that may have been contaminated with fungus. Five people have died and more than 40 others have fallen ill...
Health beat: Get help for depression and anxiety (10/09/12)
Many Americans suffer from depression and anxiety. Studies show these health problems and illnesses affect about 1 in 5 Americans. A situation such as the loss of a loved one or financial distress can trigger or increase depression and anxiety. Someone who is depressed has feelings of sadness or anxiety that last for weeks at a time. He or she may also experience:...
The case for regional economic development (10/09/12)
I have long been an advocate of regional economic development. I believe that when it comes to economic development, the whole is greater than the sum of all its parts. We, in Southeast Missouri, have several inherent roadblocks when we compete with other states for opportunities in economic development. Free land, large extra incentives, right to work and other factors create fierce competition for that job-producing company looking to expand its organization...
Indianapolis symphony cancels 5th week of concerts (10/09/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is canceling a fifth week of concerts as contract negotiations with the musicians union remain deadlocked. The orchestra's management locked out its some 80 musicians in early September after the previous contract expired. Orchestra officials announced late Sunday that concerts scheduled for Friday and Saturday were being called off...
Ronald Meyer (10/09/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ronald G. Meyer, 59, of Perryville died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at his home. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of service Thursday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Milton Ryan officiating...
Betty Job (10/09/12)
Betty L. Job, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be at 7. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Cathedral. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery...
Stephen Cunningham (10/09/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. — Stephen Harrell Cunningham, 68, of Alba, Texas, formerly of Chaffee, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at his home. A memorial service will be held Saturday in Plano, Texas, and also Nov. 3 at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Peter Yaremko (10/09/12)
Peter Yaremko, 75, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at his home, after a very brief battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 10, 1936, in Berlyn, Western Ukraine, to Mykola and Maria Martyniuk Yaremko. He and Mary Goletz were married Aug. 8, 1970...
Marguerite Cook (10/09/12)
Marguerite M. Cook, 88, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. She was born June 5, 1924, in Mayfield, Mo., daughter of Columbus and Esther Mayfield Seabaugh. She and Elbert L. Cook were married Nov. 15, 1943. He passed away Nov. 1, 1971...
Norbert Ponder (10/09/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Norbert R. Ponder, 83, of Perryville died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 25, 1929, in Perry County, son of Anton and Bertha Unterreiner Ponder. He and Antonia M. Meyer were married April 29, 1961, at Apple Creek, Mo...
John Weimer (10/09/12)
John D. Weimer, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. He was born Nov. 6, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, to John and Dorothy Scott Weimer. He and Doris Mantz were married Aug. 17, 1963, in Bollinger County. John had proud memories of four years in naval service...
Maxine Mansker (10/09/12)
Maxine Mansker, dearly loved wife of the late Nathaniel Mansker; mother of David Mansker of Port Hueneme, Calif., and Judy Ogne of Santa Rosa, Calif.; grandmother of five; and great-grandmother of six; slipped gently from this earth into the arms of Jesus Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, following a brief illness. She was 89...
Juel Mayfield (10/09/12)
Juel Dean Mayfield, 84, of Jackson passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 26, 1928, in Scopus, Mo., son of Ernest B. and Della Limbaugh Mayfield. He and Dorothy L. Friedrich were married Feb. 12, 1949, in Piggott, Ark...
Births 10/9/12 (10/09/12)
Daughter to Blake Matthew and Michelle Gerard of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 8:35 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. Name, Dixie Mae Ruth. Weight, 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Third child, second daughter. Mrs. Gerard is the former Michelle Himmelsbach, daughter of Claire and Bob McNabb of Fenton, Mo., and the late Larry Himmelsbach. She is employed at Saint Francis. Gerard is the son of Donna and Bob Pikey of Cape Girardeau, and the late Lynn Gerard. He is a self-employed farmer...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/9/12 (10/09/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Arrests Summonses Assaults Burglaries Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/9/12 (10/09/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 10/9/12 (10/09/12)
The old shoe factory on Main Street will come down the same way it went up: One brick at a time; D. and R. Demolition of Cairo, Ill., has been awarded a contract by the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce to take down the 81-year-old structure. Main Street merchant Kent Zickfield recently decided to strip the orange and white plastic facing off the front of Zickfield's Gift Box, 27 N. ...
Heroes in pink (10/09/12)
Bravery is a word that gets tossed around. Sometimes it's justified; other times, not so much. But when you consider the challenges faced by those who have fought the monster called cancer, bravery seems like the appropriate word. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Locally many businesses and individuals are displaying pink, recognizing those who have fought this disease and promoting prevention and early detection...
Long-term care rights (10/09/12)
October is National Long-Term Care Residents Rights Month, a better time to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices of many long-term care residents have made to better our community and to call attention to the rights of residents in long-term care facilities. ...
Speak Out 10/9/12 (10/09/12)
Multinational corporate superorganisms have become states in their own right, superseding even the power of government to restrain their rapacious greed. Our only hope of reigning them in is to re-elect President Obama. I see that the Cape Girardeau Police Department is calling out all forces about children drinking. ...
Prayer 10/9/12 (10/09/12)
Lord Jesus, may we speak with boldness, standing on the truth of your Holy Word. Amen.
Sunrse drive to work (10/09/12)
Beautiful sunset drive to work near Chaffee.
Cubscout Pack 45 at Fun With Son (10/09/12)
This is a cubscout from pack 45 at fun with son in the game station.
SEMO Area Agency on Aging-Donation from AT&T (10/09/12)
AT&T President, John Sondag was in Cape Girardeau on October 3 to meet representatives of the Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging. President Sondag presented a check to the agency in the amount of $7,000 to assist with meals provided by the Senior Nutrition Centers in the region. From left: Marsha Haskell, AT&T, Wayne Wallingford, Senator-elect, Lana Johnson, SEMO AAA, Ruth Dockins, SEMO AAA, John Sondag, AT&T, Mary Ann Burgess, and Meagan Brazer, SEMO AAA...
Cape Central Lady Tigers Softball Team (10/09/12)
Cape Central Lady Tigers Softball Team show off their "GO TIGERS" written on their home field before practice Sunday - before winning the District Championship against Farmington on Monday. Names: Shelby Powers, Maddie Daum, Kadie Orenstein, Jess Hedrick, Bailey Kratochvil, Tatiana Reagan, Mashanda Reed, Mariah Taylor, Bailey Bockhorst, Megan Smith, Maggie Groshong, Brooke Anderson, Linzee Rosen, Winnie Smee, Samantha McLemore, Sarah Kitchen and Becky Kitchen...
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