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Stories from Friday, October 19, 2012

Cape Girardeau man ordered to stand trial in murder case (10/19/12)
A witness to a fatal September shooting on Cape Girardeau's south side described a merciless killing of an unarmed man in testimony at a preliminary hearing Thursday at the county courthouse in Jackson. Following testimony from several witnesses, Judge Gary Kamp ordered Steven Lee Williams, 34, bound over for trial...
Alleged Nafis co-conspirator arrested for child pornography (10/19/12)
A man federal authorities say plotted with a former Southeast Missouri State University student to blow up the Federal Reserve in New York is accused on child pornography charges, The Associated Press reported. Howard Willie Carter II was arraigned Thursday in federal court in San Diego on three counts of child pornography. He pleaded not guilty...
Suspect's family shocked at N.Y. bomb plot allegations (10/19/12)
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- A few hours before he was arrested in an FBI sting, a Bangladeshi man accused of trying to blow up New York's Federal Reserve building calmly spoke via Skype with his parents back home and updated them on his studies, his family said...
Terror suspect showed no hint of plot in time at Southeast (10/19/12)
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was shy and quiet, said one person who shared the faith. He had no car, so sometimes he would make small talk with those offering rides to his apartment on Pacific Street. Former classmates found him likable enough, with one recalling Nafis making several comments that true Muslims don't like violence...
Republican AG candidate makes issue of Illinois pensions (10/19/12)
Attorney general candidate Ed Martin began a press tour in Cape Girardeau on Thursday where the Republican discussed what action he would take in office in the case Missouri tax dollars were used to pay for a federal bailout of Illinois' underfunded pension system...
Timeline: Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis in the United States (10/19/12)
January to May Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis starts classes at Southeast Missouri State University. A foreign student from Bangladesh, Nafis announces his major as cybersecurity and takes 12 credit hours of classes before transferring out of the school after the semester ends...
Humane Society makes case for 2013 contract renewal (10/19/12)
The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri proposed a $21,000 contract renewal with Cape Girardeau County during Thursday's Cape Girardeau County Commission meeting. Humane Society board member Charlotte Craig presented the request and said the money asked for would be used for fiscal year 2013 operations and was the same amount it had received in 2011...
Dr. John, Blind Boys blend styles (10/19/12)
The world premiere of Spirituals to Funk featured five-time Grammy award winners Dr. John and the Blind Boys of Alabama who performed together and combined blues and gospel music to create a unique sound Thursday at the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University...
Ag panel set to meet in Charleston (10/19/12)
CHARLESTON -- A panel of legislators and citizens will meet in Charleston on Tuesday to take public input from farmers and other Missourians who have suffered because of the drought. Rep. Steve Hodges, D-East Prairie, will join his colleagues with the Interim Commission on Agriculture Innovation and Economic Recovery in a series of hearings designed to better assess the affect of the extreme weather as well the ongoing economic recession. ...
New collector appointed in Carter County (10/19/12)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- A new Carter County collector was appointed by the governor Wednesday, and the office could reopen as soon as today, county officials say. Democrat Deborah Kay Turley of Van Buren replaces Jennifer Clark-Williams. "Deborah Turley has a great deal of experience in the local business community, and I am confident that she will ably serve the citizens of Carter County in this position," Gov. Jay Nixon said in a news release...
Poplar Bluff shooting suspect in custody (10/19/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- With one Poplar Bluff man in custody in connection with an overnight shooting on North Main Street, local authorities continue to search for his alleged accomplice.
Regents to consider academic space, residence hall Friday (10/19/12)
The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will meet Friday to consider the feasibility of new academic space and a residence hall at the River Campus and contracting for architectural and engineering projects. The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Room 112 of the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Technology and Entrepreneurship...
University president releases letter, says SEMO campus is safe (10/19/12)
Southeast Missouri State University President Dr. Ken Dobbins released a letter to the campus and community Thursday, letting people know the school is a safe place despite the arrest of a former student on terror charges. The FBI arrested 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis of Bangladesh on Wednesday after he tried to detonate a fake 1,000-pound (454-kilogram) car bomb, according to a criminal complaint...
Farmers planted most of land flooded in 2011 (10/19/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Farmers this spring were able to plant all but a few thousand acres of the land deluged by last year's flooding along on the Missouri River and the intentional breaching of a Mississippi River levee in southeast Missouri, U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show...
McCaskill and Akin largely cordial in final debate (10/19/12)
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill cast herself as a moderate willing to work with Republicans while GOP challenger Todd Akin repeatedly linked her to the policies of President Barack Obama as they highlighted their differences Thursday night in the final debate of the Missouri Senate race...
Economic index jumps for Midwest, Western states (10/19/12)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- An index of economic conditions in 10 Midwest and Western states jumped this month after three months of drought-induced doldrums. According to a report released Thursday, the overall Rural Mainstreet index rose to 56.6 for October from 48.3 in September. It was the first time since June that the index rose above growth neutral 50...
A look at Mo. race for lieutenant governor (10/19/12)
THE CANDIDATES: Republican Peter Kinder is seeking a rare third term as Missouri lieutenant governor, pointing to his experience in the office and touting efforts to oppose the federal health care law. Democrat Susan Montee argues Kinder has neglected the office's advocacy duties for seniors and veterans. ...
A look at Mo. candidates for lt. gov. (10/19/12)
NAME: Peter Kinder. AGE-BIRTH DATE-LOCATION: 58. Born May 12, 1954, in Cape Girardeau. POLITICAL PARTY: Republican. EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in political science, Southeast Missouri State University; law degree, St. Mary's University in San Antonio...
Suspect in son's drowning found dead in his jail cell (10/19/12)
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- A Missouri man charged with drowning his 4-year-old son has died in jail. Eric Chappelle, of West Plains, was found dead around 7 a.m. Thursday in his cell in Howell County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating but foul play is not suspected...
Going out of print, Newsweek signals an end of an era (10/19/12)
NEW YORK -- There was a time when the newsweeklies set the agenda for the nation's conversation -- when Time and Newsweek would digest the events of the week and Americans would wait by their mailboxes to see what was on the covers. Those days have passed, and come the end of the year, the print edition of Newsweek will pass, too...
Gasoline prices finally begin slide (10/19/12)
NEW YORK -- Gasoline prices have begun their seasonal slide. Better late than never, drivers say. The national average retail price has fallen for 10 straight days and is now $3.74 per gallon. It could mark the beginning of the usual autumn decrease that was delayed this year because of refinery problems and high oil prices...
Local leaders helped cover up abuse of Scouts (10/19/12)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Local Boy Scout leaders, police officials, prosecutors and mayors helped hush up numerous child sex abuse allegations against scoutmasters and other volunteers, according to details in a trove of nearly 15,000 pages of so-called "perversion files" compiled by the Scouts from 1959 to the mid-1980s...
Today in History (10/19/12)
Today is Friday, Oct. 19, the 293rd day of 2012. There are 73 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 19, 1987, the stock market crashed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508 points, or 22.6 percent in value, to close at 1,738.74...
Leaders agree: ECB to supervise all euro banks (10/19/12)
BRUSSELS -- European Union leaders agreed early today to create a single supervisor for banks in countries that use the euro -- without saying when it would become fully operational. The deal, reached at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels, represented a shaky compromise between the Germans and French, who had been tussling over how to shore up the eurozone's stricken banking system -- one of the main causes of Europe's debt crisis...
Kelly softball team faces Brookfield in Class 2 semifinals (10/19/12)
Kelly senior Jessica Worth was pleased when she found out Brookfield would be the her team's semifinal opponent at the Class 2 final four. "Oh yes, very much so," Worth said. "I am ready to go back and beat them to be all honest. I know two years ago I thought we were better. Not trying to cut them down or nothing, but I thought we had a good shot, and I'm just ready to go back for revenge."...
Tradition has Kelly softball team hunting for state titles (10/19/12)
Kelly senior Sydney Vinyard might have missed out on a chance to experience the tradition of Kelly softball if it hadn't been for her older sister. "Actually, funny thing, my freshman year I decided I wasn't going to play any sports in high school," Vinyard said. "I played ball when I was younger and I had played basketball and done all sorts of things...
Week 9: High school football preview capsules (10/19/12)
Last week: Francis Howell 55, Francis Howell Central 17; Hickman 27, Jackson 14 Last year: Did not play Outlook: The last time Jackson was seen on its home field it was beating up on Poplar Bluff and improving to 4-0. That was more than a month ago...
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team will scrimmage Saturday (10/19/12)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team doesn't play against outside competition until Oct. 30, when the Redhawks host Ouachita Baptist in the first of two exhibition games. But the Redhawks will get a chance to experience some game-like conditions Saturday when they hold an intrasquad scrimmage open to the public. There is no admission charge...
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team adds depth for new season (10/19/12)
Margenthaler prepares for his second season as Redhawks basketball coach
Southeast Missouri State football team prepares for UTM's aerial attack (10/19/12)
The Southeast Missouri State football team had little success slowing down Tennessee State's running game last week as tailback Trabis Ward piled up 267 yards and scored four touchdowns. Now it looks like Southeast's pass defense will get a workout when Tennessee-Martin visits Houck Stadium Saturday for the Redhawks' 1 p.m. homecoming game...
Cards take command of NLCS with 8-3 victory (10/19/12)
ST. LOUIS -- One more win and another bunch of wild-card Cardinals get their chance to repeat. Adam Wainwright threw seven innings of four-hit ball and St. Louis roughed up Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants in an 8-3 rout Thursday night that gave the Cardinals a 3-1 lead in the NL championship series...
Christina Applegate raises money for breast cancer fight (10/19/12)
NEW YORK -- Christina Applegate says she hopes a few flashes of hot pink might turn heads. Pink isn't her color, she says, but to help raise money during Breast Cancer Awareness month for her Right Action for Women charity, she'll wear -- with pleasure -- the sneakers, headbands and jog bra that sportswear brand ASICS has made as fundraising items in a special-edition partnership. The items are on sale through Oct. 31...
Best Bet: Halloween storytelling at Bollinger Mill (10/19/12)
Get into the spirit of Halloween by attending the free Halloween storytelling at 7 p.m. today at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site near Burfordville. Storyteller Marilyn Kinsella will weave stories from personal experience as well as perform folk and historical tales and literary stories. Bonfire and refreshments will be provided; guests are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets. For more information, call 573-243-4591 or visit mostateparks.com....
Works by award-winning printmaker on display at River Campus (10/19/12)
Work by an artist recently recognized as one of the best in his genre is being exhibited this month at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus. The Mid America Print Council chose James D. Butler as its 2012 Outstanding Printmaker, and his work is featured in the River Campus Art Gallery...
Bieber named global style icon (10/19/12)
LONDON -- Teen superstar Justin Bieber has teamed up with the Adidas NEO Label to be its new global style icon. The Canadian pop star, who cites James Dean as his fashion idol, says the collaboration is a "perfect fit" because "we both believe in living life to the fullest, being young, free and making our own style."...
ARTifacts 10/19/12 (10/19/12)
Neighborhood Connections' ninth annual fall festival, consisting of a block party and barbecue picnic, will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at May Green Park and on Fountain Street in the block between Broadway and Themis Street in front of Christ Episcopal Church. ...
Marguerite James (10/19/12)
Marguerite James, 90, of Kirkwood, Mo., formerly of Jackson, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Manor Grove in Kirkwood. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home.
Lula Moss (10/19/12)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Lula Pauline Dunn Moss, 87, of O'Fallon, Ill., formerly of Tamms, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the home of a daughter and son-in-law in O'Fallon. She was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Tamms, daughter of Herschel Lee and Clara Mae Lacey Dunn...
Shirley Kurre (10/19/12)
Shirley Jean Kurre, 77, of Lexington Park, Md., formerly of Jackson, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, Md. She was born Oct. 29, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, to Clyde and Lillian Statler Ramsey. Shirley and Robert Glenn Kurre were married May 10, 1958, in Cape Girardeau. He died Sept. 13, 1989...
Steven Cunningham (10/19/12)
Steven Harrell Cunningham, 68, died suddenly Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at his home in Alba, Texas. He was born March 12, 1944, to W.H. "Jugo" and Ruth Spradling Cunningham. Steven graduated from Chaffee High School in 1962. While in high school, he was an outstanding athlete in baseball, football and basketball. ...
Donal Howell (10/19/12)
Donal D. Howell, 77, of Fredericktown, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at his home. He was born Feb. 25, 1935, in Pascola, Mo., to Henry and Edna L. Brown Howell. He and Mary Ann Cox were married Sept. 15, 1973. Donal was a tool-and-die maker by trade and was a supervisor with Argo Products in St. Louis, retiring in 2000...
Dottie Holcomb (10/19/12)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Dottie Holcomb, 46, of Cobden passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at her home from a long hard battle with cancer. Dottie was born Jan. 11, 1966, in Dixon, Ill., daughter of the Rev. Phillip Bruce and Marjorie Mixen. She and Kevin Holcomb were married April 7, 1984, and who she still loved at the time of her death...
Thomas Tinsley (10/19/12)
Thomas Lee Tinsley, 94, of Athens, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at West Place Nursing Home in Athens. He was born May 28, 1918, in Mount Vernon, Texas, to George and Beatrice Young Tinsley. He and Peggy Jean Klingeman were married in 1984 in Las Vegas, Nev...
Maureen Carman (10/19/12)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Maureen Catherine McCarthy Carman, 70, of Charleston died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Charleston Manor. She was born Jan. 6, 1942, in St. Louis, to Vincent and Kathryn Bennett McCarthy. She graduated from Ritenour High School in Overland, Mo., and continued her education at Barnes Hospital School of Nursing where she graduated in 1962. ...
Pauline Moss (10/19/12)
TAMMS, Ill. — Pauline L. Dunn Moss, 87, of O'Fallon, Ill., formerly of Alexander County, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in O'Fallon. Arrangements are incomplete at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms.
Marjorie Seabaugh (10/19/12)
Marjorie Ruth Seabaugh, 89, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at her home in Lakeland, Fla. She was born Nov. 29, 1922, in Herrin, Ill., daughter of William and Mable Baxter Zeigler. Marjorie worked for the Social Security Administration 30 years in Cape Girardeau and St. Louis. She was a previous member of American Legion Auxiliary in Cape Girardeau...
Earle Searcy (10/19/12)
Earle B. Searcy, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. He was born Feb. 22, 1928, in Springfield, Ill., to Earle Benjamin and Fae Isenberg Searcy Sr. He and Elwanda "Wanda" Lindeman were married July 22, 1968, in Cape Girardeau. She preceded him in death April 6, 2012...
Ruby Session (10/19/12)
Ruby D. Session, 83, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in Jefferson City, Mo., with her family nearby. She was born March 1, 1929, in Midnight, Miss., to James and Magnolia Session. Her father was a farmer in Holly Bluff, Miss. Ruby's mom was a homemaker...
Thomas Tinsley (10/19/12)
Thomas Lee Tinsley, 94, of Athens, Texas, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at West Place Nursing Home in Athens. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hanover Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. Tony Kobak officiating. Burial will be in Hanover Lutheran Cemetery...
Elbert Vogelsanger II (10/19/12)
Elbert E. Vogelsanger II, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. He was born April 12, 1927, at St. Ann's Hospital in St. Louis, son of Elbert E. and Opal M. Vogelsanger. Elbert served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was discharged in January 1948 from Camp Stoneman, Calif...
Brian Wheeler (10/19/12)
Brian Douglas Wheeler, a longtime resident of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at the age of 61, following complications from a rare blood disorder known as myelodysplastic syndrome. He was born Sept. 27, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, son of Benny and Roberta Wheeler...
Births 10/19/12 (10/19/12)
Daughter to Brandon Ellis and Sara Lynn Bradshaw of Gordonville, Saint Francis Medical Center, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Name, Hadley Rae. Weight, 8 pounds, 1 ounce. First child. Mrs. Bradshaw is the former Sara Davie, daughter of Randy and Dixie Davie of Gordonville. She is a seventh- and eighth-grade science teacher at Scott City Schools. Bradshaw is the son of Ellis and Trenna Bradshaw of Gordonville. He is welding instructor at Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/19/12 (10/19/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/19/12 (10/19/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Jackson police report 10/19/12 (10/19/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts...
Out of the past 10/19/12 (10/19/12)
Southeast Missouri State University president, Dr. Bill W. Stacy, says increased tuition costs at the school, which over the past decade have gone up more than at any other college in Missouri, are primarily a result of the state putting a heavier financial burden on students...
May I help you? Yes. And no. (10/19/12)
Customer service: Either you have it, or you don't. Good service is the hallmark of any reputable company. Bad service ruins it for everyone else. We tend to dwell on the unpleasant experiences and too often fail to acknowledge that good customer service is out there, in abundance...
Thomas Swayne Byrd (10/19/12)
Those who attended last week's Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra were treated to a wonderful concert. Before the orchestra began, Dr. Ken Dobbins, Southeast president, recognized a key supporter of the university: Thomas Swayne Byrd. Byrd, of Charleston, Mo., is the founder and CEO of Thomas Swayne Byrd Architects and president of Swayne-Hunter Farms Inc. ...
Five reasons letter (10/19/12)
I read the letter from the woman who gave five reasons she supported Obama. Either it's made-up or this person has been living on another planet. May I look at each point:1. He's turned the economy around; really? The actual unemployment rate has skyrocketed to 14.5 percent, when you count the people who have given up looking for jobs. He has created $6 trillion in debt in a little more than three years...
Pancreatic cancer survivor help (10/19/12)
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but many people don't know that it's also Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month! I never thought about it until I was told in May. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading killer because of late-term discovery. Mine was found early enough that surgery was performed: removal of half the pancreatic organ, half of the stomach, parts of the upper intestine, and gall bladder. ...
Speak Out 10/19/12 (10/19/12)
Premature celebration may prove costly. Area Republicans are so ecstatic about Mitt Romney's clear-cut victory in the first debate and convinced that he will win, I think they have forgotten about the existence of a hallowed institution that might sober up Mitt's minions, at least to a degree. It's called the Electoral College and is based on the electoral vote, and it determines the outcome of the election...
Prayer 10/19/12 (10/19/12)
Lord Jesus, we praise you, for every good and perfect gift is from above. Amen.
Ride of the Week: Pontiac GTO 1967 (10/19/12)
Make and model: Pontiac GTO 1967 Owner(s): Ken Ruth Owner's hometown: Cape Girardeau One owner. The first year for the 400 cubic inch engine. I got it loaded with extras - ran the sticker price to over $3000. My car's name: GOAT I was ready to buy a Mustang but my Physics teacher let me drive his new black GTO - the rest is history...
Cross Country record broken at Cape Central High (10/19/12)
Not only did Tiger Cross Country Athlete Billy Leighton win the Conference Champion title last week, but the Cape Central High School senior (pictured in the third row, third from the right in the photo above) also ran the fastest 5K time in school history: 15:43. ...
Taste of the Holidays Wine Trail Event (10/19/12)
November 10 & 11 The Mississippi River Hills Wine Trail will be holding its premier Wine Trail Event - Taste of the Holidays. Six family owned and operated wineries in Perry County and Cape County came together to form the states newest wine trail. The Barrens winery in Perryville, Hemman Winery in Brazeau, Tower Rock Vineyard and Winery in Altenburg, Apple Creek Vineyard and Winery in Friedheim - the areas newest winery to open that weekend, Rothbrick Winery in Shawneetown, and Hunter Valley Winery in Cape Girardeau are the wineries on the trail. ...
Our favorite autumn tree (10/19/12)
This tree is always the first in our woods to turn color in the fall.
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