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Stories from Monday, December 13, 2004

Police say man flees traffic stop, hides in creek, catches hypothermia (12/13/04)
A 20-year-old man tried to outwit Cape Girardeau police Sunday by hiding up to his neck in a creek following a three-block chase. Kyle Bond of Murphysboro, Ill., was taken to Southeast Missouri Hospital and treated for hypothermia. He was arrested on six Cape Girardeau warrants for failure to appear and two Cape Girardeau County warrants for passing bad checks and probation violation. His bond is scheduled to be set today...
Some new angles on the Oliver House Jackson Heritage Association (12/13/04)
Black and white and color renditions of the Oliver House Museum were submitted recently by Jackson students in an art contest sponsored by the Jackson Heritage Association. Depicting the Oliver House from any angle as viewed from Adams Street was the entry requirement for all media except photography...
Early to rise (12/13/04)
On wintry mornings when most employees pull their cars into parking lots, they don't stop to think of people like Doyle Parmer of Dutchtown, who gets up in the early, bone-chilling hours to clear away the snow and ice. When most people drink their morning coffee and eat a breakfast doughnut, it may not cross their minds that a baker such as Ralph Wille of Cape Girardeau went to work around 1 a.m. so those doughnuts will be fresh...
Homebound woman needs quilt, sheets (12/13/04)
Toybox The only girl in a house of three brothers, Ebony has some "girly" items on her Christmas wish list. She'd like an Easy Bake Oven, Bratz dolls and "anything a girl would like." Her brothers, ages 7, 3, and 1 are interested in action figures, swords and games. Evon, 3, likes the blue Power Ranger though any Power Ranger will do, his mom said. Elijah, 1, likes big cars he can push around the floor or toys big enough for him to ride on...
State bill would limit thimerosal (12/13/04)
Two state legislators, including senator-elect Jason Crowell of Cape Girardeau, have prefiled bills that would limit thimerosal. The bill is identical to HB852, which passed 152-4 in the House last year but did not make it to a vote in the Senate. The bill prohibits immunizations containing mercury preservatives after Jan. 1, 2007, to children 8 years old or younger. It would allow "trace" amounts of thimerosal, however, as defined by the Food and Drug Administration...
Cold front to bring temperatures in teens (12/13/04)
A cold front that has moved into the region will drop temperatures well below the average Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. "It is going to get well down into the teens over the next couple of days," with the average temperature being 25 degrees, said meteorologist Jim Packett of the National Weather Service at Paducah, Ky...
Area Boy Scout receives Eagle Scout rank (12/13/04)
Joshua R. Davis received the Eagle Scout award at a court of honor held recently. This award is achieved by less than 3 percent of boys who begin Scouting. Davis began his Scouting career in 1993 as a Tiger Cub. He became a Boy Scout in 1998. Elected to the Order of the Arrow in 1999, he became a Vigil Honor member this past August...
Community Q&A 12/13/04 (12/13/04)
n Name: Peg Wolf Lives in: Jackson Family: Married with two adult children, four granddaughters, two brothers and a nephew. Job: Missouri probation and parole officer in Cape Girardeau. What do you like most about the area? I love smaller towns in which people can really get to know each other...
Cape agenda 12/13 (12/13/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU SCHOOL BOARD AGENDA The Cape Girardeau School Board will meet in closed session at 7:30 a.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday to discuss the hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees.
Military digest Q&A 12/13/04 (12/13/04)
Haynes graduates from Navy basic training Navy Seaman Recruit Angelita M. Haynes, stepdaughter of Martin and daughter of Carol L. Grace of Cape Girardeau, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Haynes completed a variety of training including classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival; shipboard and aircraft safety. ...
Community cuisine 12/13/04 (12/13/04)
Chicken and dumplings dinner at Kelly gym The Kelly High School Class of 2006 is holding a chicken and dumplings dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Kelly Elementary gym. It is a fund raiser for Project Graduation. The Kelly Hawks vs. Woodland Cardinals basketball game will follow. The menu includes chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, dessert and drink. Children 3 and under eat free...
Gene flaw may link autism, vaccine additive (12/13/04)
A study released today by an environmental organization offers support to the theory that a vaccine preservative called thimerosal may contribute to the cause of autism. The study has found a genetic flaw that sheds further light on how autistic children are metabolically different from healthy children. This may explain why autistic children may not be able to excrete mercury and other heavy metals...
Community digest 12/13/04 (12/13/04)
Conservation Service to hold public meeting The Natural Resources Conservation Service will hold a public informational meeting on the financial and technical assistance available to land-owners in 2005 at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the lower level of the University of Missouri Extension Office, 480 W. ...
Patriots assistant accepts Irish job (12/13/04)
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Charlie Weis was hired Sunday night to coach football at Notre Dame, the school the New England Patriots' offensive coordinator graduated from and where this season's 6-5 record led to the firing of Tyrone Willingham. Weis agreed to a six-year deal that will pay him a reported $2 million per year. His hiring ended an embarrassing two-week search by the Fighting Irish to find a coach for perhaps the most storied program in the nation...
World briefs 12/13/04 (12/13/04)
Chinese prepare for first plastic-surgery pageant BEIJING -- Her hair is jet black and curly, her figure trim, her face free of wrinkles. Liu Yulan looks at least a decade younger than her 62 years -- thanks to four visits to a cosmetic surgeon. Liu is one of 19 finalists in China's first beauty pageant for women who have undergone plastic surgery, part of the country's increasingly fevered pursuit of beauty as the economy soars and people spend more money and time on their looks. ...
Willingham fills spot at Washington (12/13/04)
SEATTLE -- Tyrone Willingham agreed to become Washington's third football coach in four seasons, just two weeks after being fired by Notre Dame. "I am excited about being here," Willingham told reporters Sunday evening before meeting with players on campus...
Blunt wants governor to pick MoDOT chief (12/13/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A few years ago when House Republicans were in the minority and proposed making the head of the Missouri Department of Transportation a gubernatorial appointee, Democratic leaders weren't interested. When Gov. Bob Holden, a Democrat, embraced the idea in 2003, enthusiasm among Republicans, who by that time controlled both legislative chambers, had waned...
Uof I offers online guide for buying children's books (12/13/04)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Thousands of children's books are published in the United States each year so finding the perfect book for that favorite niece or nephew won't be easy. It wouldn't hurt to have some professional help. With that in mind, the experts at the Center for Children's Books at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created an online guide to help make choosing the right gift easier...
St. Louis teachers consider strike (12/13/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Public school teachers in St. Louis expect to vote Wednesday on whether to strike. Union leaders say salaries and the number of hours teachers must work are among the issues that need to be resolved. The school district, however, argued it has offered teachers a fair contract...
Few inmates have been set free despite new early release law (12/13/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Looking to slow the growth of Missouri's inmate population, state lawmakers relaxed sentencing laws a year-and-a-half ago to allow some nonviolent offenders to seek their release after just three months in prison. When the Missouri Supreme Court interpreted the law to apply to people already in prison -- not just those sentenced after the law took effect -- state Attorney General Jay Nixon warned that thousands of inmates could be turned loose on the streets, making communities less safe.. ...
Theft of holiday trees brings out Christmas spirit (12/13/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Organizers of a Christmas tree sale to support youth hockey programs in suburban St. Louis figured that a tree or two might get swiped from their sale lot after-hours. What they hadn't counted on was someone stealing more than 90 Christmas trees...
Once a leader, state backs off on executions (12/13/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Not too long ago, Missouri's death row was being emptied into the execution chamber. The state trailed only Texas and Virginia in the number of convicted murderers put to death. Today, Missouri's death row is being gradually emptied by the courts...
Enjoy those holiday goodies without putting on pounds (12/13/04)
Does it seem as though the season of giving has become a two-month cycle of gaining? Try blaming the sweets, that endless parade of holiday goodies that starts with leftover Halloween candy, slowly marches you through pumpkin and pecan pies, and winds up with the obligatory eggnog and fruitcake...
Administrator of NASA to resign, seek university post (12/13/04)
WASHINGTON -- NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe will resign this week, a government official said Sunday, and a spokesman for Louisiana State University said O'Keefe is a leading candidate to become a chancellor there. The committee looking for someone to fill the $500,000- a-year job running the campus in Baton Rouge, La., meets Thursday, and O'Keefe will make his case for the job, search committee chairman Joel Tohline said...
Federal Reserve emerging from its era of mystery (12/13/04)
WASHINGTON -- A master of mystery much of the time, Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan has vastly improved the central bank's communications with Wall Street and Main Street over the past decade. For most of its history, the Fed committee that sets interest rates has worked in secret, perpetuating the belief that operating like a Sphinx was the most effective way to carry out monetary policy...
Up for auction: Rare copy of Hawthorne's 'Scarlet Letter' (12/13/04)
NATICK, Mass. -- The town's historical society hopes to make more than $250,000 this week by auctioning the oldest known copy of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" -- not bad for a manuscript that spent more than a century in a drawer before someone recognized its significance...
Blast kills at least 15 in crowded market in Philippines (12/13/04)
MANILA, Philippines -- A bomb exploded in a market packed with Christmas shoppers Sunday, killing at least 15 people, injuring 58 others and shattering a monthslong lull in terror attacks in the volatile southern Philippines, where Muslim and communist rebels are active...
Explosion at crossing kills 5 Israeli soldiers (12/13/04)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Palestinian militants blew up an Israeli army base at the Gaza-Egypt crossing Sunday by sneaking more than a ton of explosives through a tunnel, killing five Israeli soldiers and wounding five in the largest Palestinian attack in the month since Yasser Arafat's death...
Politicians, rights activists decry Putin's reforms (12/13/04)
MOSCOW -- Hundreds of Kremlin critics gathered Sunday to denounce what they call a retreat from democracy as President Vladimir Putin signed a bill scrapping gubernatorial elections. Putin on Sunday denied he seeks to change the constitution. Critics fear his administration might seek amendments to keep him in power past 2008...
Saddam's trial date, prospects uncertain (12/13/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- In the year since he was captured and hustled away to a secret location, Saddam Hussein has taken up gardening, undergone a hernia operation and written poetry that one visitor describes as "rubbishy." What he has not done is meet with any of the 20 lawyers claiming to represent him. ...
Ukraine prosecutors reopen probe into Yushchenko poisoning cha (12/13/04)
KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian prosecutors Sunday reopened their investigation into allegations Viktor Yushchenko was poisoned after doctors treating the opposition leader confirmed he had been slipped the toxic chemical dioxin. Yushchenko returned home to campaign for this month's presidential runoff vote. He said he did not want the poisoning issue to overshadow the Dec. 26 election, but the director of Vienna's elite Rudolfiner clinic said a potential criminal case could be involved...
The next big thing is ... big (12/13/04)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Greg Oden might be the next LeBron James. Indiana, North Carolina, Michigan State, Arkansas and Wake Forest are among the schools that have recruited the 7-foot high school junior. Other schools haven't bothered, because they figure he'll go directly to the pros...
NFL Scores 12/13/04 (12/13/04)
Colts 23, Texans 14 Peyton Manning broke one of Dan Marino's touchdown records, just not the one everybody has been talking about, as Indianapolis clinched its second straight AFC South title with a win over the Texans. Manning threw touchdown passes on the first two Colts drives to get within two of Marino's 20-year-old record of 48 in a season. It was his 13th straight multi-TD game, breaking the NFL record held by Marino, Johnny Unitas, Don Meredith and Brett Favre...
Bonds is posterboy for sports in 2004 (12/13/04)
Barry Bonds is the perfect choice for Athlete of the Year. Who else so exquisitely captured the essence of sports in 2004? He got the most ink in newspapers, the most time on TV, his name linked to Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and the weasel at BALCO, Victor Conte...
Winter meeting conclude today; no trades imminent (12/13/04)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Agents and general managers talked a lot but did little Sunday on the third day of baseball's winter meetings. There was just one trade, with Toronto sending catcher Kevin Cash to Tampa Bay for right-hander Chad Gaudin, and no free-agent signings. With the meetings wrapping up today, teams appeared more concerned about setting up the groundwork for future deals than actually finalizing swaps and contracts...
Woods hits bull's-eye at Target Challenge (12/13/04)
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Tiger Woods won his final tournament of a difficult year. It looks as if it could be just the beginning. Woods made a strong statement Sunday at the Target World Challenge, closing with a 5-under 66 for a two-shot victory over Padraig Harrington and heading into the short offseason with two straight stroke-play titles...
Panthers intercept Rams' Chandler six times in win (12/13/04)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers were a joke two months ago, in danger of becoming the answer to a trivia question as the biggest bust following a Super Bowl season. Don't look now, but the Panthers are surging, and moved into the thick of the playoff race Sunday with a 20-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams...
Klitschko stops Williams with eighth-round KO (12/13/04)
LAS VEGAS -- Vitali Klitschko won a big heavyweight title fight by giving Danny Williams such a savage beating that his hand hurt badly from hitting Williams so much. That accomplished, he headed Sunday for Ukraine, where an even bigger fight awaits outside the ring...
Highway worker Chris Daugherty wins 'Survivor' (12/13/04)
NEW YORK -- CBS's "Survivor: Vanuatu -- Islands of Fire" came down to two highway workers, but only Chris Daugherty was able to drive home with the $1 million prize and a new car. Daugherty, 33, outplayed, outlasted and outwitted Twila Tanner, 41, in the 39-day contest. Daugherty received five of the seven-person jury's votes...
'Ocean's Twelve' steals top spot with $40.9 million debut (12/13/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Movie audiences have gone from one robbery flick to another. "Ocean's Twelve," the star-driven sequel to the theft caper "Ocean's Eleven," debuted with $40.9 million, stealing the top box office slot from the heist hit "National Treasure," which slipped to third place with $10 million, studio estimates showed Sunday...
20 years of charm at the CVB (12/13/04)
Carolyn Parks walked into the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau and halted just inside the door. Glancing at the unattended receptionist desk, she looked as if her path suddenly hit a wall. Trying to regroup, she exchanged an awkward look with the only attendant she saw, administrative assistant Jana Willison...
Plans for new Drury Inn & Suites put on hold (12/13/04)
The sign foretelling the coming of a new Drury Inn & Suites at the southeast corner of Interstate 55 and Highway 74 in Cape Girardeau has been in the ground for over a year. According to Drury Inns Inc., that sign won't be going anywhere soon. In October 2003, the St. ...
White Castle taking site of Lion's Choice (12/13/04)
White Castle has confirmed that it will be bringing its signature mini-burgers -- known as Slyders or belly bombers -- to Cape Girardeau early next year. Kim Bartley, spokeswoman for the Ohio-based, 24-hour burger chain, said that the company has signed a lease with Drury Development to move into the building currently occupied by Lion's Choice at 102 Siemers Drive. ...
Business memo 12/13/04 (12/13/04)
Modern Woodmen hold health program Local Modern Woodmen of America families gathered on Nov. 15 to learn more about high blood pressure. The program featured blood pressure screening by LaDonna Wilson of Southeast Missouri Hospital. The Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal benefit society that offers financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families...
People on the move 12/13/04 (12/13/04)
Heartland real estate agent gets board honor The Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors recently named Larry Cunningham as its Realtor of the Year. The award was presented to Cunningham at the board's annual holiday banquet at the Cape Girardeau Country Club. He works for Century 21 Heartland Realty in Jackson...
Aubrey Sullivan (12/13/04)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Aubrey E. "Bunkey" Sullivan, 66, of Mounds died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at his home. He was born July 22, 1938, at Detroit, Mich., son of James and Hazel Laws Sullivan. Sullivan was a retired painter. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the Pulaski County Memorial VFW Post 8891 of Mounds and served on the Honor Guard Team...
Sylvan Bruckerhoff (12/13/04)
ST. MARY, Mo. -- Sylvan J. Bruckerhoff, 85, of St. Mary died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital at Ste. Genevieve, Mo. He was born Jan. 24, 1919, at Rhineland, Mo., son of Clements and Estella Reymer Bruckerhoff. He and Edna "Peggy" Huber were married May 17, 1947...
Glenna Turnipseed (12/13/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Glenna Nadine Turnipseed, 85, of Perryville died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at Barnes Jewish Hospital at St. Louis, Mo. She was born Dec. 3, 1919, at Puxico, Mo., daughter of William and Lou Frances Hastings Burge. She and George Turnipseed were married Feb. 7, 1937. He died March 13, 1975...
Robert Sutterer (12/13/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Robert E. "Bob" Sutterer, 71, of Perryville died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 21, 1933, at Perryville, son of Carl and Lena Mouser Sutterer. He and Carol Hoehn were married May 14, 1966, at Perryville...
David Campbell (12/13/04)
GRAVOIS MILLS, Mo. -- David Lee Campbell, 51, of Gravois Mills, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 11 2004, at his home. Nunnlee Funeral Chapel is in charges of arrangements.
Sharon Keesee (12/13/04)
Sharon Sue Keesee, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born Oct. 8, 1944, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Percy and Amanda Overbeck McCormick. She and Donald Keesee were married Jan. 3, 1970, at Scott City...
Fire report 12/13/04 (12/13/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 6:16 p.m., illegal burn at 1950 Longview Drive. At 11:59 p.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of North Missouri Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Police reports 12/13/04 (12/13/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Sunday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Christina Lynn Motes, 18, of 603 S. Main St., received a summons for driving while intoxicated and without headlights...
Out of the past 12/13/04 (12/13/04)
25 years ago: Dec. 13, 1979 The season's first winter storm moved through the area yesterday, leaving a glaze of ice which snapped power lines, coated bridges and overpasses, and gives many schoolchildren a day off today; hardest hit was an area from Malden, Mo., to Charleston, Mo., and eastward through Southern Illinois...
Smoking in Missouri (12/13/04)
(Jefferson City, Mo.) News Tribune Last. Dead last. That's where Missouri ranks nationally when it comes to funding programs to protect children from tobacco. So far the state has received $822 million in tobacco settlement money _ and not one penny has been spent on prevention programs...
Soldier's letter a true testament (12/13/04)
If you have a question, e-mail factorfiction@semissourian.com or call Speak Out (334-5111) and identify your call as a question for "Fact or fiction?" Q: I would like to know if a letter going around from Ray Reynolds, a medic in the Iowa Army National Guard, is true or false. Basically, he lists all the good things that are happening in Iraq...
Troop levels (12/13/04)
The Kansas City Star The Pentagon's decision to increase troop levels in Iraq is a necessary -- and belated -- move. With Iraqi elections scheduled for Jan. 30, a significant boost in troop strength is especially warranted. Before the invasion of Iraq, the worst-case scenario called for protracted urban combat in Baghdad. ...
Cape's pay plan (12/13/04)
Cape Girardeau city employees will finally get a pay increase after years of doing without. The city council approved a revised pay plan last week that will take effect in January. Under the plan, public safety employees will receive an average pay raise of 13.4 percent, while all other city employees will get about a 7.8 percent increase on average...
Speak Out 12/13/04 (12/13/04)
Pet peeve ONE OF my biggest complaints is about traffic. If you aren't passing anyone in the left lane, get in the right lane for slower traffic. I see this every day. And it is one of my biggest pet peeves. ** Radio turn-on I'D LIKE to thank radio station 103.7 Rage (run by the department of communications at Southeast Missouri State University) for making radio listening enjoyable. ...
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