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Stories from Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Arkansas suspects likened hitting pedestrians to video game, police say (10/30/12)
The two Arkansas men charged with purposefully driving a nearly two-ton car into a group of runners Sunday allegedly described the experience afterward as "fun," according to court documents, and even likened it to playing a popular video game in which criminals cause death and destruction amid big-city traffic...
Cape asks residents about proposed alcohol ordinance in survey (10/30/12)
The city of Cape Girardeau is asking residents to take part in a survey regarding a proposed alcohol ordinance, according to a news release Monday. A proposed city ordinance would restrict when people younger than 21 could be in any business that earns more than 35 percent of its sales from alcohol. The survey can be found online at www.blog.cityofcapegirardeau.org/proposed-alcohol-ordinance-changes-public-survey...
Cape County has plans with funds for old federal courthouse (10/30/12)
Cape Girardeau County's officeholders, whether they reside in the Common Pleas Courthouse or Jackson administration building, may have seen themselves preparing to move operations to an empty courthouse on Broadway while looking ahead just one year ago. ...
SoutheastHEALTH to assume control of Dexter hospital early (10/30/12)
The lease agreement between SoutheastHEALTH and the Dexter Community Regional Hospital Foundation that was scheduled to begin in 2019 will now be in effect at the end of the year. A 10-year-lease between SoutheastHEALTH and the Dexter, Mo., foundation starting Dec. 31 will replace the foundation's expiring lease with SunLink Health Systems of Atlanta. SunLink has leased the 50-bed Dexter hospital, called Missouri Southern Healthcare, since 2000...
Supporters of new Jackson sales tax make pitch (10/30/12)
Supporters of a quarter-cent sales tax to help fund operations at a new Jackson community center and other park upgrades on next week's ballot are working to get their message out as Election Day draws near. About 70 people attended an information session Monday morning at Kimbeland Country Club, where Steve Elefson discussed how a new quarter-cent sales tax, listed on the ballot as Proposition 1, could help maintain a $5 million community center that would be built with donated funds from a local not-for-profit organization.. ...
Cape man who fled police had four prior DWIs (10/30/12)
If the charges hold up, Jeffery Pirtle may have felt he had a reason to run. Because when the 35-year-old Cape Girardeau man allegedly roared his 2004 pickup past 100 mph early Saturday morning, as police reported, he already had four alcohol-related offenses from his years in Dunklin County...
Rand Paul stumps for GOP attorney general candidate Ed Martin (10/30/12)
Republican attorney general candidate Ed Martin returned to Cape Girardeau on Monday night for a campaign stop, bringing with him the support of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, and other conservative voices. Paul and Martin were joined at Drury Lodge by state Rep. ...
Cape murder suspect pleads not guilty in shooting death (10/30/12)
Steven Lee Williams, the Cape Girardeau man facing second-degree murder charges, told a second judge Monday that he is not responsible for the September shooting death of 38-year-old Darcus Purl. Williams was bound over to the higher circuit court earlier this month, after Associate Circuit Judge Gary Kamp ordered Williams, 34, to stand trial following a preliminary hearing Oct. ...
Candidate questionnaire: Holly Rehder (10/30/12)
NAME: Holly Rehder AGE: 42 PLACE OF BIRTH: Memphis, TN SPOUSE'S, CHILDREN'S NAMES: My husband is Ray Rehder. I have three children, Raychel, Johnny and Christian, and one grandbaby, Kayden Ray. EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication emphasizing in Public Relations. Double minor in Communications for Legal Professionals and Political Science...
Candidate questionnaire: Donnie Kiefer (10/30/12)
NAME: Donnie Kiefer AGE: 53 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau, Missouri SPOUSE'S, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Spouse: Mary Ann (Wilhelm) Kiefer Children: Morgan (Blaine) Swinford Mallory (Jeremey) Dohogne Madelyn Kiefer Grandchildren: Adam Kiefer Swinford Liza Brielle Dohogne...
Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn wins latest round in prison closure fight (10/30/12)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Pat Quinn won the latest round in his bid to close two state prisons and a handful of other facilities, but the legal wrangling over his controversial move will keep them open for now. An arbitrator ruled late Friday that the state had acted reasonably when it began taking steps to close the Tamms Correctional Center, the all-female prison in Dwight, Ill., a youth lockup in Murphysboro, Ill., and halfway houses in Decatur, Ill., and Carbondale, Ill...
Gubernatorial candidate Spence to visit Cape (10/30/12)
Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence is scheduled to speak in Cape Girardeau at 10:30 a.m. today at JCS Tel-Link, 1606 N. Kingshighway. Spence will outline his background as a CEO and his plan to increase jobs in Missouri. After speaking, he will tour JCS Tel-Link and meet with supporters. Spence is a St. Louis businessman challenging incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon in his first bid at elected office...
Monday crash closes part of I-55 (10/30/12)
Both directions of Interstate 55 in southern Cape Girardeau County and northern Scott County were closed for an hour Monday morning as emergency crews worked to clear a crash at mile marker 88. Trooper Clark Parrot with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 6 a.m. ...
Pipe replacement closes Route PP in Stoddard County (10/30/12)
Southeast Missourian ~ SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route PP in Stoddard County, between County Road 283 and County Road 275, will be closed today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace the culvert pipe under the roadway. The work will take place from 8 a.m. to noon, weather permitting. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Casting absentee votes Monday in Cape County (10/30/12)
LAURA SIMON ~ lsimon@semissourian.com Raj, front, and Kal Shah cast absentee ballots Monday at the Common Pleas Courthouse Annex in Cape Girardeau. ...
Social media seminar has been postponed because of Hurricane Sandy (10/30/12)
Hurricane Sandy has postponed a Southeast Missourian business seminar with a social media expert originally set for this week. Because of grounded flights Shannon Kinney can't get out of Maine, causing the Southeast Missourian to move back two weeks a series of sessions originally set for today through Thursday meant to help local businesses effectively use social media...
$1.75M settlement reached in August Busch IV case (10/30/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV will pay $1.75 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed over his ex-girlfriend's accidental drug overdose death under an agreement approved Tuesday. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/W35qLq) reported that the money will go to the relatives of Adrienne Martin, who was 27 in 2010 when she died at Busch's mansion near St. ...
Storm's cost may hit $50B; rebuilding to ease blow (10/30/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Superstorm Sandy will end up causing about $20 billion in property damages and $10 billion to $30 billion more in lost business, according to IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm. In the long run, the devastation the storm inflicted on New York City and other parts of the Northeast will barely nick the U.S. ...
Sandy leaves death, damp and darkness in wake (10/30/12)
NEW YORK (AP) -- As superstorm Sandy marched slowly inland, millions along the East Coast awoke Tuesday without power or mass transit, with huge swaths of the nation's largest city unusually vacant and dark. New York was among the hardest hit, with its financial heart in Lower Manhattan shuttered for a second day and seawater cascading into the still-gaping construction pit at the World Trade Center. President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in the city and Long Island...
Superstorm Sandy slams into New Jersey coast (10/30/12)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night and hurled an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City, threatening its subways and the electrical system that powers Wall Street. At least 10 U.S. deaths were blamed on the storm, which brought the presidential campaign to a halt a week before Election Day...
Today in History (10/30/12)
Today is Tuesday, Oct. 30, the 304th day of 2012. There are 62 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 30, 1912, Vice President James S. Sherman, running for a second term of office with President William Howard Taft, died six days before Election Day. (Sherman was replaced with Nicholas Murray Butler, but Taft, the Republican candidate, ended up losing in an Electoral College landslide to Democrat Woodrow Wilson.)...
Notre Dame soccer team tumbles in first round of district tournament (10/30/12)
Notre Dame's boys soccer season came to an end with a 1-0 loss to Farmington in the first round of the Class 2 District 1 tournament Monday in Farmington, Mo. The fifth-seeded Knights scored the game's lone goal about 10 minutes into the second half when a header found the net off a free kick...
Southeast Missouri State football team prepares for final home game (10/30/12)
Southeast Missouri State redshirt freshman quarterback Scott Lathrop said the Redhawks will have extra incentive for their last home game of the season. Saturday's Ohio Valley Conference contest against 23rd-ranked Eastern Kentucky at Houck Stadium will mark the final home appearance for 23 Southeast seniors who will be recognized before the 1 p.m. kickoff...
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team will debut with exhibition (10/30/12)
The 2012-13 Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team will test itself against outside competition for the first time today. Southeast's 7 p.m. exhibition opener against Division II Ouachita Baptist at the Show Me Center also will be a family affair for fourth-year Southeast coach Dickey Nutt...
Remembering a Chaffee legend (10/30/12)
The small community of Chaffee, Mo., has not been noted for turning out big-time basketball players over the years. Steve Cunningham was an exception. "He was something," said Charlie Vickery, the current Chaffee football coach who grew up in the town and idolized Cunningham as a youngster. "As far as I'm concerned, he went farther than anybody I ever heard of [from Chaffee]."...
Study: Aspirin may help treat some colon cancers (10/30/12)
NEW YORK -- Aspirin, one of the world's oldest and cheapest drugs, has shown remarkable promise in treating colon cancer in people with mutations in a gene that's thought to play a role in the disease. Among patients with the mutations, those who regularly took aspirin lived longer than those who didn't, a major study found. Five years after their cancers were diagnosed, 97 percent of the aspirin users were still alive versus 74 percent of those not taking the drug...
Health Beat: Preventative steps to stop carbon monoxide poisoning (10/30/12)
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday. As you prepare to set your clocks back one hour, remember to change the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector. If you don't have a battery-powered or battery backup carbon monoxide alarm, now is a great time to buy one. More than 450 people die each year in the U.S. from unintentional, non-fire related carbon monoxide poisoning...
Panel advises pregnant women to get whooping cough shot (10/30/12)
ATLANTA -- An expert panel is urging every expecting mother to get a shot preventing whooping cough, preferably in the last three months of her pregnancy to help protect her baby. The advice follows a resurgence of the childhood disease. More than 32,000 cases, including 16 deaths, have been reported so far this year, and 2012 is on track to be the nation's worst year for whooping cough since 1959...
Janet Dalton (10/30/12)
Janet L. Dalton, 82, of Jackson passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 3, 1929, in Flint, Mich., daughter of James R. and Violet Urssery Taylor. She and her former husband, Tony Gene VanAmburg, were married in 1947 and had five children together. She and John Dalton were married in 1963. He passed away April 4, 1996...
Sharon Malito (10/30/12)
Sharon Ann Malito, 59, of Burfordville passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 26, 1953, to Odie and Dorothy Garland Cook. She and William "Bill" Malito were married Nov. 25, 1995...
Dorothy Rhyne (10/30/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dorothy Marie Rhyne, 96, of Perryville died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 18, 1916, in Crosstown, Mo., daughter of Elia E. and Christina Bohnert Sandlin. She and Herbert Pingel were married May 27, 1937. He preceded her in death Aug. 4, 1961. She and Theodore Rhyne were married May 17, 1968. He preceded her in death Oct. 18, 2001...
Richard Seiler (10/30/12)
Richard L. "Rick" Seiler, 57, of Oak Ridge passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at his son's home in Jackson. He was born Nov. 10, 1954, in St. Louis, son of Leonard and Betty Stovall Seiler. Rick was a ranch hand most of his life, most recently in Montana. ...
Births 10/30/12 (10/30/12)
Daughter to Chuck Montgomery and Danielle Lea Brown of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 1:35 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Name, Jillian Denise. Weight, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Second daughter. Mrs. Brown is the former Danielle Bremer, daughter of Ann Winkler of Cape Girardeau and Dale Bremer of Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are employed by Big River Telephone. He is the son of Charlie Brown and Doreen Brown of Cape Girardeau...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/30/12 (10/30/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following incidents. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/30/12 (10/30/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson police report 10/30/12 (10/30/12)
*** JACKSON The Jackson Police Department released the following incident. Arrests do not imply guilt. Miscellaneous * Check the welfare was requested in the 2300 block of Winesap Drive.
Out of the past 10/30/12 (10/30/12)
With the Cape Girardeau public school system facing budget cuts, its superintendent, Dr. Arthur Turner, offers to take a freeze in his own salary or a pay cut. Most Scott County officials will receive the maximum salary increase authorized by the legislature as a result of action taken yesterday by members of the county pay committee; nine county officials serving on the commission will get the increases as a result of all voting in favor of the maximum salaries allowed...
Court plan reforms are good for Missouri (10/30/12)
On Nov. 6, Missouri voters will have the opportunity to make a modest change to the way judges are appointed to Missouri's Supreme Court and appellate courts. Currently, a nominating commission comprised of three nonlawyers who the governor chooses and four lawyers (three that the Missouri Bar elects plus one judge) picks the candidates that the current governor can appoint to these courts. ...
Amendment would infuse more politics into state judiciary (10/30/12)
I have a secret. In 2005, I applied for a judgeship on the Missouri Court of Appeals. I was not chosen. Instead of being angered by the way appellate judges are selected in Missouri, I remain a fan of the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan...
Cancer awareness (10/30/12)
During the month of October there's much attention paid to breast cancer. We celebrate with those who have survived and remember the ones who have died. Many who have been affected in some way by the disease wear pink during the month, and businesses often display a pink flag or light for the cause...
No response from administration (10/30/12)
In 2011, President Obama used Navy Seals to take out Osama bin Laden. Since then, Americans have repeatedly seen the photo of the president in the situation room watching that Navy Seal operation. On Sept. 11, 2012, America's consulate in Benghazi, Libya, considered sovereign territory, came under attack. ...
Speak Out 10/30/12 (10/30/12)
Liberals are saying the economy's improving. Four years after George Bush left the office I am paying $1 more for gasoline and am now unemployed. How can that be an improvement? Florida, Virginia I can't allow Speak Out readers in Florida and Virginia to be fooled. ...
Prayer 10/30/12 (10/30/12)
Lord God, with words of praise we sing and make music worshipping you. Amen.
Youth Duck Season (10/30/12)
Anton Rhodes, 14 years old, left, and Russ Parrish, 12 years old, right, went hunting Sunday, October 28 at Otter Slough Conservation Area. They maxed out on their limit of ducks they could each shoot that day during youth season. Anton is the son of Wade & Kathy Rhodes and Russ is the son of Christy and Matthew Parrish, all of Jackson. Wade and Scott Rhodes, uncle of Anton and Russ, took the boys duck hunting...
Local Lifechain Event held Sunday October 28th (10/30/12)
A group of people from the Cape Girardeau and surrounding area met at the Cemetary of the Innocents facing Hwy 55 to participate in the National Lifechain Sunday afternoon. Among them were Lutherans, Catholics, Methodists, and members of the local tea party...
Jason Gray Christmas Sories tour (10/30/12)
Join us at Crossroads Fellowship on November 30th at 7:00 P.M as Jason Gray presents songs from his brand new Christmas CD. Tickets are only $10, and proceeds will go to Benefit World Vision
5 generation celebration & 91st birthday (10/30/12)
Mrs, Opal Lincoln of Cape Girardeau was honored on her 91st birthday recently with a family dinner. Five generations were represented in the picture with her. Daughter, Carolyn Johnson, Granddaughter, Tammy Knight, Great granddaughter, Jessica Bik, Great-great grandson, Hudson Michael Bik, all from Lincoln, Nebraska...
Holden Keele (10/30/12)
Holden Keele 1 year old. Grandson of Craig and Brenda Friese.
Tunnel Hill Trail (10/30/12)
walking on the Tunnel Hill Trail in Southern Illinois
Waves (10/30/12)
Tide coming in and the waves crashing over the seawall in York, MA
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