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Stories from Saturday, December 18, 2004

Clinics inoculate 1,200 against flu (12/18/04)
Health officials in Cape Girardeau County say they believe everyone in the area who was entitled to a flu shot has by now probably got one. Health department director Charlotte Craig said she does not plan to order any more, and Helen Sander of the Visiting Nurses Association said she has already declined to order flu vaccine for January...
Rewarding bright ideas (12/18/04)
Many Cape Girardeau homes and businesses are wired for the holiday, with countless strands of twinkling Christmas lights outlining windows and rooftops and blanketing Christmas decorations from Santas to reindeer. It's the season for extension cords and the enthusiasm sparked by those who start hanging outdoor lights in early November before the weather turns cold...
Cape Meadows development wins funding (12/18/04)
A Cape Girardeau low-income housing project got a major boost Friday as the Missouri Housing Development Commission awarded developer Chad Hartle $313,101 in tax credits and $303,050 in a low-interest loan. Hartle, with the help of several city and state officials, plans to rehabilitate the Cape Meadows Apartments located on Cape Meadows Circle not far from Big Bend Drive on the eastern side of the city. ...
Cape school officials refinance bonds in advance (12/18/04)
An advance refinancing of bonds by the Cape Girardeau School District will eventually save some $236,000 and may even allow for the construction of a new auditorium or football stadium, officials say. On Friday, the Cape Girardeau School Board approved the advance refinancing of $2.27 million in bonds from the 2000 bond series, which originally totaled $18 million in general obligation bonds used for the construction of Central High School...
Southeast wants local bids on arts school project (12/18/04)
Southeast Missouri State University will encourage local contractors to bid for the construction work on the River Campus project, school officials told the River Campus Board of Managers on Friday. BSI, the company managing the construction project for the university, tentatively plans to meet with local contractors on Jan. 7 to inform them about the construction work, school officials said...
Bieg selected to academic team (12/18/04)
Southeast Missouri State University senior offensive lineman Dan Bieg has been named as one of 36 members of the seventh annual Division I-AA Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star team. The winners were chosen from 86 nominees and were announced this week at the Division I-AA football championship in Chattanooga, Tenn...
Emerson guest on KRCU Sunday (12/18/04)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson will be the guest Sunday on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show. She will be interviewed about her goals for her next two years in office. Tom Harte and Chris Schnell host the show which will be broadcast at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, the region's Public Radio affiliate station...
Southeast must contend with Salukis' stifling `D' (12/18/04)
Southern Illinois University appears to once again be getting its defense cranked up. And that doesn't seem to bode well for Southeast Missouri State University (3-4), which welcomes the Salukis (6-2) to the Show Me Center for an 8 p.m. tipoff tonight...
Illinois-Chicago looks to avenge overtime loss (12/18/04)
If an earlier game between Southeast Missouri State University and Illinois-Chicago is any indication, then the rematch should be plenty exciting. On Nov. 27 at the Show Me Center, Southeast rallied to force overtime and then posted an 85-82 win over the Flames in the final contest of the Southeast Thanksgiving Classic...
Way to go! (12/18/04)
The goal was $53,000 in the region's first United Way campaign in 1954. This year's first-ever goal of $1 million shows how much the organization has grown and how essential it has become to our community. People believe money contributed to the United Way of Southeast Missouri will do some good...
Celebrating Christmas my way (12/18/04)
How often do you see the wonderful spirituality of Christmas overwhelmed by the stress and worry of keeping up with the material side of the holiday? It's sad to hear stressed-out people exclaim "I hate Christmas!" How can we avoid dreading the celebration of such a blessed event?...
Religion briefs 12/18/04 (12/18/04)
La Croix UMC releases new CD of church music; Circle meets for gift exchange, Bible study; Christmas celebration for Third Street UM Women; Christ Episcopal church is ready for its Christmas feast
Evangelicals match liberals' slang-stuffed Bible (12/18/04)
"There was no room for them in the inn," says the famous Christmas reading from Luke. Now, try this ersatz variation: "Crisis! 'No vacancy' signs in every B&B window." That's a sample from "The Word on the Street," a slang-ridden paraphrase of Old and New Testament passages by Britain's Rob Lacey, a performance artist whose stagings of Scripture include the "2-Minute Bible."...
Soldier going to graduation via satellite (12/18/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Keith Lucas will take time out from his normal chore of clearing Iraqi roads of bombs to graduate from college. Thanks to the miracle of technology, Lucas will participate from Iraq today with classmates at the University of Missouri-St. Louis commencement ceremony...
Woman charged for theft from womb (12/18/04)
MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Authorities Friday arrested a woman they allege came to the home of an eight-months-pregnant woman -- purportedly to buy a dog -- then strangled her and cut the baby from her womb. Authorities found the abducted infant in good health, ending a day of frantic searching...
U.S. forgives $4.1 billion in Iraq debt (12/18/04)
WASHINGTON -- The United States on Friday completely forgave $4.1 billion in debt Iraq owed it and urged other nations not part of an international debt relief agreement to follow suit. Both Secretary of State Colin Powell and Treasury Secretary John Snow hailed the move as an important contribution to the future of Iraq and its people...
President gives OK to overhaul of U.S. spy operations (12/18/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Friday signed the largest overhaul of U.S. intelligence-gathering in a half-century, aiming to transform a system designed for Cold War threats so it can deal effectively with the post-Sept. 11 scourge of terrorism. "Instead of massed armies, we face stateless networks. ...
Consumer prices rise by 0.2 percent in November (12/18/04)
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices rose by a mild 0.2 percent in November as costs for gasoline and food products calmed down after posting sharp increases the month before. The newest snapshot of the nation's inflation climate, released by the Labor Department on Friday, validates the stance of Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan and his colleagues that interest rates can go up at a gradual pace to keep inflation at bay...
GOP senators defend Rumsfeld from criticism (12/18/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate's top two Republicans voiced support for Donald Rumsfeld on Friday as allies of the defense secretary sought to outflank increasingly vocal GOP critics in and out of Congress. "I am confident that Secretary Rumsfeld is fully capable of leading the Department of Defense and our military forces to victory in Iraq and the war on terror," Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said in a written statement. ...
Business digest 12/18/04 (12/18/04)
United pilots accept pension deal, pay cuts CHICAGO -- Pilots at United Airlines face a 15 percent pay cut, their second double-digit wage reduction in two years, and will not further resist the company's elimination of traditional pensions under a tentative contract agreement made public Friday. The pilots' union approved the proposed five-year contract Thursday, hoping to help lift the airline out of bankruptcy...
Pfizer discloses heart risk with painkiller Celebrex (12/18/04)
Pfizer Inc. says it has found an increased risk of heart problems with patients taking its painkiller Celebrex, a drug that is in the same class as Vioxx, which was pulled from the market in September because of safety concerns. Pfizer announced Friday that it found the increased risk in one of two long-term cancer-prevention trials, while the other trial showed no increased risk. The company was conducting the trials as part of an effort to find a new application for the drug...
Panel recommends easing of flu vaccine restrictions (12/18/04)
ATLANTA -- Two months after a flu vaccine shortage spread alarm across the country, a federal advisory panel Friday recommended the government ease restrictions on the nation's supply and make shots available to everyone 50 and older. The move was prompted by worries all of a sudden that tens of thousands of doses of flu vaccine might go to waste...
Militants kill three foreigners; saboteurs strike oil pipeline (12/18/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Insurgents killed at least three foreigners on Friday in Mosul, a northern city that became a stronghold after Fallujah fell to U.S. and Iraqi forces. Militants also set ablaze a pipeline near the capital -- a rare attack on oil infrastructure in a populated area...
South African ruling party blasts U.S. backing of AIDS drug (12/18/04)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- President Thabo Mbeki's ruling party published a stinging attack Friday on top U.S. health officials, accusing them of treating Africans like "guinea pigs" and lying to promote a key AIDS drug. The criticism reinforces fears of doctors and activists that new questions about the testing of nevirapine could halt use of the drug that's credited with protecting thousands of African babies from catching HIV from their mothers...
Top-seeded Jackson reaches title game (12/18/04)
With just one starter returning from last year's team that went 23-4, Jackson girls basketball coach Sam Sides didn't know what to make of his Indians. "I didn't have any idea. We competed fairly well in the summer, but you never know until you get out there," Sides said...
Jackson stops Kennett, now 7-0 (12/18/04)
The Jackson boys basketball team remained unbeaten Friday night with a 64-49 victory against Kennett. The Indians enjoyed a 43-28 advantage in the second half that made the difference. Jackson (7-0) was led by its two guards. Senior Jack Puisis scored 16 points and hit two 3-pointers, while junior Trey Stone led the team in scoring with 17. Aaron Redecker added 13 points...
Indians build momentum (12/18/04)
Jackson's wrestlers started slow Friday night on the first night of the Tiger Classic wrestling tournament at Central Junior High. The Indians are more interested in where they finish, though. As the night went on, Jackson's wrestlers started to pick up the pace, and the Indians grabbed first place. ...
Hornets notch big win at Scott City (12/18/04)
SCOTT CITY -- When Advance put together a nearly flawless first quarter Friday night, Scott City had an answer. But when the Hornets opened the fourth quarter with a six-point spree -- all courtesy of junior Daryl Wade -- the Rams never recovered. Advance posted an 83-71 victory on the road, poking a hole into the seedings for the upcoming Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament...
Renteria officially becomes the Red Sox's shortstop (12/18/04)
BOSTON -- Edgar Renteria's first choice was to remain in St. Louis, until the Boston Red Sox gave him an offer too good to turn down. And losing ace pitcher Pedro Martinez may have given them the means to seal the four-year, $40 million deal for the All-Star shortstop who made the last out for St. Louis in Boston's World Series sweep of the Cardinals...
Hall of Fame exhibition to start run in St. Louis (12/18/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Lou Brock smiled broadly Friday as he studied a photo of Mark McGwire heading to first base after hitting his record-setting 62nd homer in 1998. It wasn't the momentous occasion that had the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer smiling. Visible in the stands behind McGwire was Brock's wife, Jackie. And behind her, a fan wearing a multicolored "Brockabrella," a combination umbrella/hat that Brock marketed years ago...
Sports briefs 12/18/04 (12/18/04)
Baseball * The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms on a two-year contract with left-handed reliever Ray King on Friday. The deal also has a club option in 2007, but no financial terms were disclosed. The 30-year-old appeared in 86 games for the Cardinals last season, and had a 5-2 record and a 2.61 ERA...
A mogul is born (12/18/04)
NEW YORK -- One key lesson if you want to be on Donald Trump's payroll: don't let the boss fly off unnoticed. The Donald chose software executive Kelly Perdew, 37, to join his staff during the season finale of "The Apprentice" on Thursday. He rejected feisty lawyer Jennifer Massey despite her bare-knuckled fight for the job. Massey's fatal mistake on the reality show's final challenge may have been not escorting Trump to a VIP reception. Instead, he walked to a helicopter and flew off...
Kenneth Popp (12/18/04)
Kenneth Paul Popp, 76, of Oak Ridge died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 22, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, son of Walter and Dorena Reimann Popp. He first married Vera Mae Lewis in 1951. She died in July 1971. He and Arlysse Lichtenegger Schoen were married May 6, 1972, at Pocahontas...
Jack Maddox (12/18/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Jack P. Maddox, 86, of Illinois Veterans Home in Anna, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at Union County Hospital. He was born Jan. 21, 1918, in Anna, son of William and Lela Wall Maddox. He and Haskell Sally Goodman were married May 14, 1938, in Jackson, Mo. She died Feb. 22, 1996...
Dorothy Davis (12/18/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Dorothy L. Davis, 87, of Cairo died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at Daystar Care Center. She was born Aug. 27, 1917, in Cairo, daughter of Clarence L. and Nina Welsh Steinhouse. She married Glenn Davis, who died in 1983. Davis was a graduate of St. Joseph High School. She was formerly owner of Olmsted Clay Co. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and VFW Auxiliary...
Neva Anderson (12/18/04)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Neva Dell Anderson, 78, of Hannibal died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hannibal. Pastor Richard Ingmire will officiate...
Alberta McClellan (12/18/04)
Alberta "Candy" McClellan of Jackson died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at her home. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Glenn Crews (12/18/04)
Glenn Elbert Crews, 72, of Scott City died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born Feb. 22, 1932, at Risco, Mo., son of Oscar B. and Fletta Scott Crews. Mr. Crews had been a riverboat pilot. He served in the U.S. Army...
Carolyn Mayberry (12/18/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Carolyn R. Mayberry, 62, of Cairo died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born in Olmsted, Ill., Oct. 25, 1942, daughter of Clarence and Cecilia Schoenborn Tennis. She was the owner of Mayberry Real Estate Co. in Cairo and was a worker for the city of Cairo. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella...
Amos Phillips (12/18/04)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Amos Phillips, 77 formerly of Charleston, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004 at the Clearview Nursing home in Sikeston, Mo. He was born June 29, 1927, in New Madrid County, son of William Lottie and Ida M. Black Phillips. He had lived in Mississippi County most of his life and worked as a farm truck driver. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II...
Births 12/18/04 (12/18/04)
Tingwall; Sanders; Price; Fox
Police reports 12/18/04 (12/18/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Friday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Jeremiah Aaron Bankson, 18, 2316 Lufkin Road, Mounds, Ill., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and being a minor in possession of alcohol...
Fire report 12/18/04 (12/18/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following on Thursday: * At 5;11 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1400 block of Price Drive. * At 5:12 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of Koch Avenue. Firefighters responded to the following on Friday:...
Out of the past 12/18/04 (12/18/04)
25 years ago: Dec. 18, 1979 Two of the candidates in last spring's Cape Girardeau City Council election become the first to file for two council seats to be filled in April; filing are Donald R. Strohmeyer and Timothy L. Kelley. An earlier than normal start to the Christmas tree-buying season, coupled with the fact that there are fewer local tree lots than past years, have left the remaining outlets with depleted supplies with a week yet remaining before Christmas...
Regs on mercury about to change (12/18/04)
To the editor: Mercury pollution causes mental retardation in children when their mothers have high levels of mercury in their system while pregnant. One in six women of childbearing age has enough mercury in her blood to put her unborn child at risk. ...
Anti-Southern scalawags lose (12/18/04)
To the editor: I thoroughly enjoyed the article by Peter Kinder and Steve Ehlmann, "Voting shifts signal end to Civil War in Missouri" However Kinder has erred when he utilizes voting pattern maps to prove his point. Georgia Sen. Zell Miller can best describe the reason for Missouri's Southern Democrats crossing party lines when he said: "I did not leave my party. My party left me."...
Speak Out 12/18/04 (12/18/04)
Thanks for the help; Misleading media; Risking lives for free
Speak Out 12/18/04 (12/18/04)
Grant in Cairo; Customer relations; Not keeping their word; Dishonorable honors; Demand good service; An amazing woman; A wonderful thing; Taking the blame
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