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Stories from Friday, November 25, 2005

Jackson, Southeast wind symphonies to perform at Academic Hall (11/25/05)
The Jackson High School Wind Symphony received a rare honor this year -- the ensemble was chosen to perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association conference this coming January. The band will be one of only five high school ensembles playing at the conference. And while most locals won't be able to see that performance, they can catch a peek of Jackson's musical prowess next week...
Gift campaigns kick off (11/25/05)
Children who have little in the way of belongings look forward to Christmas with expectations the same as all children. The need to be cared for spills over into all age groups but often the elderly, who are no longer earning wages and live on a fixed income often have needs that go unfulfilled all year long due to other responsiblities that must be met. ...
Preserving the sand prairie (11/25/05)
Millions of years ago, a shallow sea covered Southeast Missouri. As the sea receded, sand prairies were left behind. Two sandy ridges, the Sikeston Sand Ridge and another that begins south of Crowley's Ridge near Malden, were inhabited by species and plants that adapted to a harsh, desert-like environment...
Gas station owners to pay fine for failure to follow storage tank rules (11/25/05)
The current and former owners of a gas station in Oran, Mo., will pay $6,000 to the state for failing to comply with rules governing undergound storage tanks. Ronnie and Sandra Diebold, current owners of the closed gas station, and Marilyn Diebold, are also required to clean up the site under a consent agreement announced Wednesday by Attorney General Jay Nixon...
Parking restricted for Cape parade (11/25/05)
To make way for the Parade of Lights, the Cape Girardeau Police Department will restrict downtown parking on Sunday, starting at 2 p.m. Parking will be prohibited on both sides of Broadway from North West End Boulevard to Main Street; on Main Street from Park Drive to William Street; on North West End Boulevard from Broadway to Parkview Drive; on the east side of Perry Avenue from Broadway to Parkview; on Parkview from Perry to North West End Boulevard; and the area within Capaha Park. ...
Collision near Millersville injures child (11/25/05)
An 8-year-old suffered moderate injuries Wednesday in a two-vehicle collision on Cape Girardeau County Road 72 near Millersville, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. Carlee Gibson of Marquand, Mo., was taken to Southeast Missouri Hospital for treatment. She was riding at about 5:40 p.m. with Amy J. Gibson, 27, of Marquand, in a Jeep when their eastbound vehicle crossed the center line and struck a Ford traveling west. The driver of the Ford was Britney L. Reed, 20, of Vulcan, Mo...
Area volunteers bring cheer with holiday delivery (11/25/05)
Jan Rhodes wanted to cook a big Thanksgiving dinner for her son, daughter-in-law and grandchild. But she hurt her back Wednesday, so to keep her promise, she called on the Salvation Army to deliver the meal. "I've got a turkey in the refrigerator and can't touch it," Rhodes said after three Southeast Missouri State University students dropped off the four Styrofoam containers loaded with ham, turkey, stuffing and other goodies...
Cape holiday parade will have 97 entries (11/25/05)
In two days, hundreds of people will kick off the Christmas season by crowding downtown Cape Girardeau sidewalks to gaze at the dazzling scenes of the annual Christmas Parade of Lights. The two-hour event, which begins at dusk Sunday, will feature 97 entries, six entries shy of last year, said Old Town Cape executive director Tim Arbeiter. ...
Some Trail of Tears graves may be near Anna (11/25/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- The tiny Camp Ground church cemetery includes among its dead some of the earliest settlers from this part of Southern Illinois -- Germans whose weathered sandstone grave markers date to the 1800s. Still, a mystery lingers about others who might be buried on this solemn ground: Is the graveyard the final resting place of Cherokee Indians who died here during the winter of 1838-1839 when they were forced westward on the infamous Trail of Tears to what now is Oklahoma?...
Nation briefs 11/25/05 (11/25/05)
Sales have many people shopping on Thanksgiving NEW YORK -- Forget the bird -- shopping was on the minds of many Thursday as people sought an early start to the frenetic season of gift buying. Most said they liked the idea of stores being open on Thanksgiving so they could avoid today's onslaught of the retail masses. ...
Balloon injures two spectators at Thanksgiving Day parade (11/25/05)
NEW YORK -- A giant balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade snagged a street light and caused part of it to fall, injuring a woman and a child, eyewitnesses said. The accident marred the holiday celebration but proved to be far less serious than a similar one eight years ago that critically injured a woman and prompted changes in parade rules...
U.S. will soon execute its 1,000th prisoner since 1977 (11/25/05)
NEW YORK -- "Let's do it." With those last words, convicted killer Gary Gilmore ushered in the modern era of capital punishment in the United States, an age of busy death chambers that will likely see its 1,000th execution in the coming days. After a 10-year moratorium, Gilmore in 1977 became the first person to be executed following a 1976 U.S. ...
Fugitives' photos appear on billboards across U.S. (11/25/05)
CINCINNATI -- Wanted posters offering rewards for Jesse James and other outlaws were a common sight in America's Old West. Now a modern twist on that idea is showing up increasingly across the country: wanted billboards. Many of the billboards, which typically include a suspect's photo or a sketch drawn from witness descriptions, have resulted in tips leading to an arrest...
China defends handling of spill that contaminated city's water (11/25/05)
HARBIN, China -- China's government defended its handling of a chemical plant explosion that sent a 50-mile-long toxic slick of river water coursing through a major city Thursday and blamed the disaster on a subsidiary of a state-owned oil company...
Suicide bomber kills 30 outside Iraqi hospital; new American deaths reported (11/25/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A suicide bomber blew up his car outside a hospital south of Baghdad on Thursday while U.S. troops handed out candy and food to children, killing 30 people and wounding about 40, including four Americans. As U.S. troops spent another Thanksgiving at war, two soldiers died in another bombing near the capital, and the U.S. command said four American deaths occurred Wednesday...
World briefs 11/25/05 (11/25/05)
Historian admits Nazi gas chambers existed VIENNA, Austria -- British historian David Irving now acknowledges that Nazi gas chambers existed, but admits that some of his past statements could be interpreted as denying people were gassed, his lawyer said Thursday on the eve of a court hearing. ...
U.S. troops get no letup in operations despite feasts (11/25/05)
QAIM, Iraq -- Cpl. Brian Zwart set out his turkey, stuffing, corn and mashed potatoes on a makeshift picnic table -- the hood of a Humvee -- before going out to patrol the Syrian border Thursday to watch for foreign militants sneaking in to join Iraq's insurgency...
A 50-match winner returns (11/25/05)
Jackson wrestler Kamden Rampley has posted 89 wins over the past two seasons only to be overshadowed by a group of all-state performers. Rampley's 50-3 record last season matched the previous school season-high win total set by his brother, Kremer Rampley, two years ago, but could not match the record-setting 52-0 state-champion season by teammate Cody Rouse...
Bell City, Jackson boys to debut in Riverbend Classic (11/25/05)
The annual Riverbend Classic boys basketball tournament hosted by New Madrid County Central will feature area squads Bell City and Jackson this year in a field which includes Missouri power Vashon and two-time defending Arkansas Class 5A state champion West Memphis...
Redhawks snatch win (11/25/05)
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Southeast Missouri State coach Gary Garner knows the Redhawks still have a long way to go before becoming a good team. But they no doubt took a big step in that direction Thursday night. Three days after suffering a surprising home loss to IPFW, the Redhawks played their first road game of the season and rallied from a 13-point deficit to clip South Dakota State 75-68...
Southeast women host three-team Thanksgiving Classic (11/25/05)
The second annual HealthPoint Plaza Thanksgiving Classic is short one team this year, but Southeast Missouri State fans should still be in for some exciting basketball. That's the opinion of coach B.J. Smith, whose Redhawks hosts the two-game event that takes place tonight and Saturday at the Show Me Center...
College basketball scores 11/25/05 (11/25/05)
Wednesday's Games MEN Top 25 No. 1 Duke 78, Drexel 68 No. 3 Connecticut 65, No. 8 Gonzaga 63 No. 5 Oklahoma 88, Binghamton 60 No. 11 Memphis 88, No. 16 UCLA 80 No. 12. Michigan St. 74, No. 9 Arizona 71, OT No. 21 George Washington 87, Kennesaw State 42...
Stewart overcame early races to win his second crown (11/25/05)
What started out as a lost season for Tony Stewart wound up as the best time of his life. Few who saw it will forget a grinning Stewart standing in Victory Lane last Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway trying to conduct an interview while crewmen from his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet team poured bottle after bottle of soda on his head...
Help wanted: Raiders' Ekejiiuba took up football in college after reading an ad (11/25/05)
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Playing football never crossed Isaiah Ekejiuba's mind. He joined the soccer team as a boy in his native Nigeria. As a teenager living in the United States, he played basketball and competed as a sprinter and jumper in track and field...
Broncos top Cowboys with FG in overtime (11/25/05)
IRVING, Texas -- Maybe all Ron Dayne needed was a chance. Filling in for injured Tatum Bell, Dayne rumbled 55 yards on the second play of overtime and Jason Elam followed with a 24-yard field goal to give the Denver Broncos a 24-21 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday in a game that lived up to its billing...
Red Sox complete trade for Beckett (11/25/05)
BOSTON -- The Marlins and Red Sox completed the trade that sent ace Josh Beckett and third baseman Mike Lowell to Boston on Thursday night, but not before reliever Guillermo Mota was added to a deal that netted Florida four prospects. The tentative agreement was reported and confirmed by baseball officials earlier in the week, but it wasn't finalized until Thanksgiving. ...
NHL has some new young stars ... so I hear (11/25/05)
Settling in for what should be the best game of the new NHL season. Washington, with 20-year-old rookie sensation Alexander Ovechkin, is playing Tuesday night at Pittsburgh, which features younger, even more-hyped rookie sensation Sidney Crosby. Insiders think this could be the rivalry that rejuvenates the game, the second coming of Magic vs. Bird, only this time on ice...
The Great One II (11/25/05)
PITTSBURGH -- Mario Lemieux, not one given to tossing out superlatives about 18-year-olds, has a one-word description of the player who seems destined to replace him as the Pittsburgh Penguins' superstar-in-residence: Amazing. Each time Sidney Crosby plays, opposing scouts sit in the press box and compare notes about him, and they can be heard relating the exceptional plays they've seen him make and contemplating what is still to come over the next, oh, 15 to 20 years...
Veterans feel duty to display fighting attitude to squad (11/25/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams' recent slide has been especially tough on their veteran team leaders, the players who are supposed to sound all of the optimistic notes. Facing the reality of a 4-6 record that likely leaves them playing out the string, defensive lineman Tyoka Jackson said the time for talk passed a long time ago...
Sports briefs 11/25/05 (11/25/05)
Gymnastics; Golf
Practical advice for an escape (11/25/05)
If you happen to be in prison -- or, perhaps, headed for the pokey -- and are looking for some practical advice about breaking out, you've come to the right place. Today, we are going to examine the misfortunes of two hapless inmates who escaped from an Iowa prison only to be nabbed a few days later not too far from Cape Girardeau...
Everybody's a critic: 'Walk the Line' (11/25/05)
Three stars (out of four) I am quite the fan of movies that tell a life story, and "Walk The Line" was an exceptional one. Even though I am not a fan of Johnny Cash, I really enjoyed the film. It was a sad story with some truly thought-provoking points...
Singer Charlie Daniels collects instruments for soldiers in Iraq (11/25/05)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A project sparked by North Carolina-bred singer Charlie Daniels has collected thousands of dollars in donated musical instruments for troops in Iraq. Daniels donated one of his own instruments to "Operation Heartstrings" earlier this year when he learned that soldiers didn't have guitars for church services. He asked guitar manufacturers to do the same...
Exit stage left (11/25/05)
The stage at the River City Yacht Club means a lot to Chuck Ross. For the eight years the River City Players have used the Yacht Club as their home base, the stage has been his second home. Saturday night Ross took that stage for probably the final time at the RCP Abbott Awards, ending what he calls his local 15 minutes of fame in the community theater spotlight...
Boy wins autographed guitar at TSO performance (11/25/05)
Zackary Koeller had barely heard the Trans-Siberian Orchestra before he attended last week's concert with his grandmother, Terry Bollinger. But by the end of the night the 9-year-old Jackson boy had an acquaintance with the group few can boast. At the end of TSO's massively successful return to Cape Girardeau, Zackary received an early Christmas present -- he was given a guitar by the band, the back covered in tour stickers and signatures...
At the theaters 11/25/05 (11/25/05)
'In the Mix'; 'Just Friends'; 'Pride & Prejudice'; Still in theaters; 'Chicken Little'; 'Derailed'; 'Dreamer'; 'Flightplan'; 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'; 'Ice Harvest'; 'Jarhead'; 'Legend of Zorro'; 'Rent'; 'Saw 2'; 'Walk the Line'; 'Yours, Mine and Ours'; 'Zathura'
Artifacts 11/25/05 (11/25/05)
Jackson High to perform 'A Christmas Carol'; Central High School gets ready to Feaste; Jackson heritage group displaying artwork ; New Orleans musician coming to Cape Girardeau; Cape man named state director of swing society; Lake Wappapello holding annual light festival; Ste. Genevieve Art Guild holding show and sale; Fairgoers invited to submit suggestions for next year; Poetry Coffee House to be held Monday at library
Billy Brown (11/25/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Billy J. Brown, 77, of Anna died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete at the Crain Funeral Home in Anna.
Donald Franklin (11/25/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Donald R. Franklin, 76, of Perryville died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 29, 1928, at Crystal City, Mo., son of Samuel J. and Eleanor Mary Rhyne Franklin. He and Marcella A. Balsman were married Nov. 5, 1949...
Nora Ireland (11/25/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Nora E. Ireland of Cairo died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo. She was married to Keith Ireland, who died Feb. 12, 2005. She was a deputy county clerk in Alexander County before her retirement. She was a member of the Mighty Rivers Regional Worship Center in Cairo, Ill...
Rebecca Smith (11/25/05)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Rebecca L. Smith, 26, of Tamms died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete with Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
William Glastetter (11/25/05)
William G. "Billy" Glastetter, 43, of Scott City died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Vallie Bollinger (11/25/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Vallie Ann Bollinger, 100, of Advance died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at the Advance Nursing Center. She was born Jan. 11, 1905, at Toga, Mo., daughter of William Franklin and Lucy Scott Carlton. She married Jess Bollinger, and he died June 7, 1954...
Eric Foutch (11/25/05)
THEBES, Ill. -- Eric Foutch, 78, of Thebes died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Russell Kullberg (11/25/05)
Russell G. Kullberg, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete wth Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Dale Reeves (11/25/05)
KELSO, Mo. -- Dale Reeves, 82, of Kelso died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Births 11/25/05 (11/25/05)
Patterson; Long; Eiserer; McDougal; Vincent
Cape fire reports 11/25/05 (11/25/05)
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Cape police reports 11/25/05 (11/25/05)
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Out of the past 11/25/05 (11/25/05)
25 years ago: Nov. 25, 1980 Preliminary census figures just released by the U.S. Census Bureau show a net gain of 3,942 in the population of a five-county area of Southeast Missouri over initial working figures released in July; the area includes Cape Girardeau, Scott, Perry, Bollinger and New Madrid counties...
The Drury story (11/25/05)
The story of the Drury family, its rise to prominence and its impact on Cape Girardeau is one that best represents the American ideals of hard work, ambition, high quality and free enterprise. That story was shared with a rapt audience last week. In the process, listeners picked up plenty of sage advice regarding business principles that are just as valid today as they were when the Drury family struggled to save the family farm during the Depression...
Relationships endure and inspire (11/25/05)
To the editor: My mom and dad's 50th wedding anniversary reminded me of the importance, beauty and lasting nature of relationships. Relationships endure, even beyond their physical existence. Bernard and Dorothy Kluesner's 50 years together taught me, their son, that openness, acceptance, and unconditional love are key ingredients of a successful relationship. My parents demonstrated those qualities with each other, with their children and others...
Librarians are vital to classrooms (11/25/05)
To the editor: I am writing in response to your Nov. 14 editorial. My husband and I are not in favor of the 65 percent First Class Education plan. Our main objection is it takes the control of how school funding is spent away from the local school boards and gives it to the state and federal government. We believe the local school boards are better able to determine the needs of their districts...
Speak Out 11/25/05 (11/25/05)
An American hero; In-school honors; Include the police; Resorting to lies; Pointing fingers; Good investment; Cut the postage; Slower is safer; Dark around cemetery; House divided; Free enterprise; No more hitting; Street lights needed; Collecting leaves; Scouting for food; Growing needs; Foreign adoptions; Complicated plan; In need of help; Fight there, not here
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