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Stories from Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Region prepares roadway 'wish list' for MoDOT (12/08/04)
A Southeast Missouri planning committee wants the Missouri Department of Transportation to add seven road and bridge projects in Cape Girardeau County to the state's rolling, five-year transportation plan. Heading the list is a new two-lane route west of Interstate 55 that would extend from Highway 74 north to Route K and west through Gordonville to Highway 34...
Cape's inspections chief recovers from colon cancer (12/08/04)
Cancer nearly killed him. But after five surgeries, radiation treatment and extensive chemotherapy over the past year and a half, Robb McClary has developed an infectious love of life that has him back at work at city hall in Cape Girardeau, smiling again and playing the saxophone in a local band...
Superintendent list to shrink this week (12/08/04)
After four closed sessions last week and interviews with six candidates, the Cape Girardeau School Board is several steps closer to selecting a new leader for the school district. President Charlie Haubold said the school board has interviewed four candidates from Missouri and two from out of state...
Empty Toybox needs filling for Christmas (12/08/04)
Santa's sleigh could be a little lighter this year if Toybox doesn't get more donations before delivery night. "It's been pretty bad. We need to shop this weekend to get ready for the delivery," said Dean Reeves, who helps coordinate the program for the Cape Girardeau Jaycees...
18 face drug and weapons charges (12/08/04)
Fourteen months of investigation by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies came to a head on Tuesday morning with the arrest of 18 people on federal firearms and drug distribution charges. More than 100 law enforcement officers from nearly a dozen local and state agencies joined with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. ...
Ice-cold Mizzou bows to Arkansas (12/08/04)
The Tigers shot just 30 percent from the floor in a 62-52 loss. By R.B. Fallstrom ~ The Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Arkansas closed the book on its first loss and shut down Missouri on the road. Ronnie Brewer had 20 points and five assists and the Razorbacks played stingy defense, holding Missouri to 30 percent shooting in a 62-52 victory Tuesday night...
Off the beaten paths (12/08/04)
The Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority is a rugged place. Eighteen-wheelers hum, dump and rumble to the eclectic rhythm of agriculture, industry and transportation. The men who operate the trucks or help load and unload raw materials are blue-jean guys who wear steel-toed boots, ballcaps and three-day beards...
Two seriously hurt in Highway 34 accident (12/08/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Two people from Marble Hill were seriously injured Tuesday afternoon in a three-vehicle accident on Highway 34. Morris Jones, 56, and his passenger, Pamela Brown, 48, both of Marble Hill, were taken to Saint Francis Medical Center after the 5:14 p.m. accident 8 miles east of Marble Hill...
Nelke will have MRI today on left wrist (12/08/04)
The hero of Saturday's buzzer victory has had an ongoing injury. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Despite hitting a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat South Dakota State Saturday night, all is still not well with Southeast Missouri State University senior guard Mike Nelke's left wrist...
Four siblings depending on Toybox (12/08/04)
** Toybox Siblings ranging in age from 5 to 12 have some basic requests for Santa Claus this year. The children have sent their wish list to him through Toybox because without help from this program their mother wouldn't be able to provide them with gifts...
Club news 12/8/04 (12/08/04)
** St. Mary CWC St. Mary Council of Catholic Women met Nov. 18 in the Monsignor Huels room of the parish office building after a memorial service for deceased members. It was decided to donate money for the purchase of altar supplies for the church. Diane Schaefer, vice president, reported sending 13 birthday cards and three get-well cards. Commission reports were given. One bereavement dinner was served in the past month...
Senator-elect pushes to make tax holiday annual, mandatory (12/08/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Southeast Missouri lawmaker wants to make the sales tax holiday the state held last August an annual event and proposes eliminating a provision that gave local governments the option of not participating. State senator-elect Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, prefiled a tax holiday bill for consideration in the coming legislative session. Crowell said the holiday held this year as an experiment proved successful and popular...
Congress OKs spy agency reform (12/08/04)
WASHINGTON -- The House voted Tuesday to overhaul a national intelligence network that failed to prevent the Sept. 11 attacks, combining under one official control of 15 spy agencies, intensifying aviation and border security and allowing more wiretaps of suspected terrorists...
Colgate-Palmolive plans to close down factories (12/08/04)
NEW YORK -- Colgate-Palmolive Co., the consumer products giant behind brands like Ajax detergent and Irish Spring soap, plans to cut its worldwide work force by about 12 percent, or about 4,400 jobs, and close one-third of its factories as part of a four-year plan aimed at boosting its sales and profits. ...
Bush issues call to sacrifice on behalf of troops (12/08/04)
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Standing before thousands of Marines, President Bush asked other Americans on Tuesday to make the war their own by helping battle-weary troops and their families. "The time of war is a time of sacrifice, especially for our military families," Bush said, wearing a tan military jacket with epaulets. "I urge every American to find some way to thank our military and to help out the military family down the street."...
Pearl Harbor survivors remember losses on anniversary of attack (12/08/04)
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- Tears ran down the wrinkled cheeks of 81-year-old Wayne Pease on Tuesday as he recalled the destruction he witnessed on Dec. 7, 1941. "I had a bird's-eye view to watch five battleships go down," said Pease, who was an 18-year-old seaman aboard the USS Sicard destroyer when the Japanese launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor...
Woman who gives abandoned newborns a decent burial wins lottery (12/08/04)
LOS ANGELES -- All too often, the ring of Debi Faris-Cifelli's cell phone means there is another abandoned newborn at the morgue, another forsaken child for her to name and bury in a shoebox-size coffin under a white cross in the California desert...
Jails must stop using dogs near immigration detainees (12/08/04)
NEWARK, N.J. -- Jails and detention centers around the country must stop using police dogs to control immigration detainees as of Saturday under a new policy issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of Homeland Security, issued a memo to its field offices last month ordering them to refrain from contracting with lockups that use dogs around detainees...
Flu vaccine available from Germany, but deal with Canada fails (12/08/04)
WASHINGTON -- More flu vaccine, this time from Germany, will be available to help alleviate the U.S. crunch, but that still will leave the country with just two-thirds of what was initially expected. Hopes for a million more doses from Canada have fallen through...
Pharmacists inflating charges for Medicaid drugs (12/08/04)
WASHINGTON -- Taxpayers could save hundreds of millions of dollars a year if soaring Medicaid reimbursements for prescription medicines more closely matched pharmacists' costs, according to a congressional investigation made public Tuesday. The government health care program for the poor spent more than $31 billion on prescription drugs in 2003, triple the amount spent 10 years earlier. The program's costs are shared by the federal and state governments...
Iraqi official blasts neighbors for failing to guard borders (12/08/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A top Iraqi official accused the country's neighbors Tuesday of doing too little to stop foreigners from joining the brutal insurgency, while the U.S. combat death toll neared 1,000 with the killing of an American soldier in Baghdad...
Attackers sought Americans in consulate raid (12/08/04)
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- The militants stormed into the compound's inner courtyard, firing their guns from behind trees, bursting into offices and shouting: "Where are the Americans? Where are the Americans?" Lying in hospital beds, wounded U.S. consulate workers provided new details Tuesday about an attack that killed nine, injured at least 10 and showed America's continued vulnerability to terrorist groups capable of conducting sophisticated surveillance, on even the most heavily guarded sites.. ...
Indians overtake Rams (12/08/04)
Jackson rallied in the fourth quarter for a 68-65 road victory. By Jeremy Joffray ~ Southeast Missourian The season may only be a couple of weeks old, but Tuesday night at Scott City High School there was almost a playoff atmosphere as Jackson's boys used a fourth-quarter comeback to edge the Rams 68-65 in front of a near-capacity crowd...
Bell City claims 63-58 win over rival Advance (12/08/04)
Bell City's boys basketball team rebounded from a struggling 1-2 start at the Oran Tournament to defeat Woodland Tournament champion Advance 63-58 on Tuesday at Advance. The Cubs (2-2) jumped to a 15-6 first-quarter lead and held off a late Hornets charge...
IOC to investigate Jones for steroids (12/08/04)
LONDON -- The IOC opened an investigation Tuesday into doping allegations against Marion Jones, who could eventually be stripped of her five medals from the 2000 Olympics. International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge set up a disciplinary commission to look into the claims made by Victor Conte, head of the California-based lab accused of illegally distributing steroids...
Zook takes the reins at Illinois (12/08/04)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Ron Zook was a winner in each of his three seasons at Florida, though he didn't win often enough for Gators fans used to Steve Spurrier's gaudy record. Early expectations won't be quite so high at Illinois, where Zook was named Tuesday to take over a program that has won only four games in two seasons...
Cards make tough choices at deadline (12/08/04)
Woody Williams was likely to become a free agent late Tuesday night. By Jim Salter ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Woody Williams, the St. Louis Cardinals' Game 1 starter in both rounds of the playoffs and the World Series, was all but certain Tuesday that he won't be back next season...
Sports briefs 12/8/04 (12/08/04)
** Basketball n Latrell Sprewell was suspended for one game by the NBA on Tuesday for yelling a sexual vulgarity at a female fan during a game. The Minnesota Timberwolves swingman's comment to a heckler was picked up by a courtside microphone and could be heard on broadcasts of the team's game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday...
Sweet success (12/08/04)
Readers shared recipes for their favorite seasonal treats in our third annual Holiday Best competition Southeast Missourian Making fudges, candies and treats is just as much a holiday tradition for area cooks as is decorating a tree. And many of our readers shared their favorite recipes in our third annual Holiday Best contest. Judges selected three winners and an honorable mention in the 2004 contest...
Holiday Best 2004 - The winners (12/08/04)
Here are the winning entries from our 2004 Holiday Best recipe contest. All the submitted recipes are printed on Pages 6B and 7B. ** First place: Brown Sugar Fudge Submitted by Beverly Wink of Jackson 1/4 cup butter or margarine 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar...
Other Half now a yuppie gas guzzler (12/08/04)
The Other Half used to be the picture of environmental consciousness. He drove a 1994 Toyota Tercel -- zero leg room but truly remarkable gas mileage. It had a bicycle rack sticking out of the trunk and a Share the Road specialty license plate, offered by Florida to raise money for bicycle trails. The plate features a poorly drawn picture of a man on a bicycle, but hey, I'm no art critic...
Choice recipes surface during the holidays (12/08/04)
I enjoyed tasting the finalist recipes over the weekend from the Holiday Best contest that the Southeast Missourian sponsored. There were so many good entries that it was difficult to narrow them all down to three or four, but after much tasting and deliberating the job was finished. Thanks to all who entered. We talked about the contest for next year, and I know it will be a popular one...
Kanye West receives 10 Grammy nominations (12/08/04)
LOS ANGELES -- The Grammys have gone autobiographical. Kanye West raps about religion, his fears and his own greatness. Usher steamed up the charts with songs about sex, affairs and breakups. Alicia Keys sang about aching for love, confiding secrets and imagining a different future for herself...
Ethel Franks (12/08/04)
BLODGETT, Mo. -- Ethel Louise Franks, 79, of Blodgett died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born May 25, 1925, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of Walter David and Lela Victoria Riggs Deason Sr. She and James Edward Franks were married Jan. 25, 1948. He died Jan. 17, 1983...
Cecil Kraatz (12/08/04)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Cecil Kraatz, 101, of Ullin died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at her home. She was born March 13, 1903, in Dongola, Ill., daughter of William Loranzo and Chloe Malinda Lentz Earnhart. She and Roy Rudolph Kraatz were married Dec. 23, 1922, in Mound City, Ill. He died in 1966...
Velma Walker (12/08/04)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- Velma Josephine Walker, 83, of Commerce died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 4, 1921, in Tennessee, daughter of Thomas and Lula Bom Coble. She and Robert Fulton Walker were married Oct. 30, 1939. He died March 4, 1979...
Lester Knight (12/08/04)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- Lester Louis Knight, 63, of Commerce died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Dec. 5, 1941, in Scott County, son of Lester Bryan and Thecla Clara Westrich Knight. Mr. Knight was manager of Service 4 Car Wash in Cape Girardeau 25 years, and had worked at Midwest Grain and Barge in Scott City the past four years. He was a member of Commerce Baptist Church...
Gilbert Hess (12/08/04)
CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- Gilbert "Gib" Hess, 88, of Carterville died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County. He was born March 14, 1916, in Grassy Township, Ill., son of Hiram Gorton and Effie Thomas Hess. He and Clara Clendenin were married in 1940 at Charleston, Mo. She preceded him in death in 1944. He then married Janis Ross May 12, 1945, in Herrin, Ill. She preceded him in death in 1995...
Hazel Davie (12/08/04)
Hazel I. Watkins Davie, 90, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born Jan. 1, 1914, in Oriole, Mo., daughter of Clarence L. and Maude McLain Watkins. She and Paul A. McLaird were married April 28, 1933. He died Feb. 10, 1965. On June 8, 1968, Hazel married Robert Lee Davie. He died in January 1973...
Lucille DeLine (12/08/04)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Lucille Grider DeLine, 86, of Charleston died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 13, 1918, in the Thompson Bend Community of Mississippi County, daughter of John S. and Sallie G. Graham Grider. She and Earl Madison DeLine were married March 18, 1949. He preceded her in death Jan. 4, 1990...
Helen Whittaker (12/08/04)
Helen Whittaker, 77, of Morton, Ill., died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at Morton Villa Nursing Home in Morton. She was formerly of Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Births 12/8/04 (12/08/04)
Hood, Horrell, Bonham
Cape fire report 12/08/04 (12/08/04)
** Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Sunday: At 6:44 p.m., smoke odor at 1142 N. Kingshighway. At 5:59 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1900 block of Longview Drive. At 8:16 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of North Street...
Cape police report 12/08/04 (12/08/04)
** Cape Girardeau The following items were released Tuesday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Gary Michael Patterson, 52, of 4305 E. Sunset Point, Memphis, Tenn., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, a firearm and drug paraphernalia and unlawful use of a weapon...
Out of the past 12/8/04 (12/08/04)
** 25 years ago: Dec. 8, 1979 Dr. Hope Smith Daugherty, winner of the Southeast Missouri State University's Alumni Merit Award in 1972, will address the 453 members of the winter commencement exercises Dec. 16 at Houck Field House. Al Stoverink, for 18 months administrative assistant to Cape Girardeau city manager W.G. Lawley, has resigned to become city administrator in Perryville; he will assume his new duties Jan. 1...
Correction 12/08/04 (12/08/04)
In Tuesday's edition, a story on a Cape Girardeau City Council meeting incorrectly stated how many years Darren Estes has been employed with the Cape Girardeau Police Department. He has been a police officer with the department since April 8, 2002. He previously worked for the department from August 2000 to February 2001, city officials said. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Friendly fire (12/08/04)
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch That Cpl. Pat Tillman was killed in Afghanistan was an unspeakable tragedy. That the Pentagon tried to cover up the circumstances of his death is merely unspeakable. Tillman, 27, who spurned a $3.6 million contract with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals in the months after Sept. ...
A wish fulfilled (12/08/04)
Donations from a local dog trainer and a breeder fulfilled a Gordonville family's wishes much sooner than they expected. Nicholas McAdams' family had hoped to raise $9,800 for an assist dog for the 2-year-old autistic child. When Mike Pind read about the family's plight in the Southeast Missourian, he volunteered his time for training and said he'd find a dog too. ...
Thoughtful people can disagree (12/08/04)
To the editor: A recent letter dealt with the assertion by columnist George Will that academia is predominantly liberal. If we apply critical thinking to the matter, which the letter writer advocated, we can come up with a more rational view. First how do know that a majority of the faculties of colleges and universities across the nation are liberal? There are many polls of faculty members in which 90 percent or more describe themselves as liberal. ...
East Prairie proud of Lloyd Smith (12/08/04)
To the editor: In response to "In Lloyd Smith, state has its own Karl Rove": Perhaps this story should be headlined "Karl Rove is the Lloyd Smith of Washington politics." I have known Lloyd since he was a young boy. He grew up down our country road. ...
Family farmers are endangered (12/08/04)
To the editor: Missouri and the Midwest are similar to the rest of the country in one critical area. Whether they returned Electoral College votes for Bush or Kerry, one factor is common to all states: The family farmer is an endangered breed. The main reason is that Republicans in control of Congress and the White House have consistently served the interests of large multinational agribusiness corporations rather than the interests of small farmers. ...
Speak Out 12/08/04 (12/08/04)
** Thanks for help I WANT to thank all the people who helped my son-in-law, Jim Trickey, and daughter, Brandy, this past weekend. They put in a heck of a gift shower and rent for Jim. And thanks to the neighbors who put up the Christmas decorations. God bless all of them...
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