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Stories from Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Downtown Cape businesses to hold Christmas open house this week (11/30/05)
Shortly after last year's Downtown Christmas Open House, people were already asking Sherry Yaeger about the next event, which merchants say brings a bit of Christmas magic to the downtown shopping district. "People were already talking about it for next year and it had just ended," said Yaeger, who owns Renaissance, the gift and home accessory shop with her husband, Mike. "That evening is really special. If there's ever a time for everybody to come downtown, it's that evening."...
Charges reduced for man accused of choking daughter (11/30/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- The changing story of a young girl means her stepfather will not face felony child abuse charges. Assistant Scott County prosecutor Dana Weiss agreed Tuesday to reduce charges against Donald L. Williams to a misdemeanor and recommend probation in exchange for a guilty plea. But Circuit Judge David Dolan wasn't ready to accept the proposed sentence without further review, so the case will be transferred to another judge...
Region briefs 11/30/05 (11/30/05)
Chaffee sanitation workers call in house fire CHAFFEE, Mo. -- City sanitation workers called in a fire shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday when they noticed that the windows were blackened on a house at 222 Frates St., said fire chief Mike Lee. By the time firefighters arrived, flames were coming from two windows. ...
Seven area districts receive state honors (11/30/05)
Seven area school districts recently earned the state's "Distinction in Performance Award" recognizing their academic progress and achievement for the 2004-2005 school year. Of the 178 school districts that received this award, 144 were K-12 districts and 34 were K-8 districts...
Last decade has brought many range of changes to education (11/30/05)
The days of half-day kindergarten and kindergarten naps are long gone. Sex education starts in middle school. And so does algebra. Government-mandated tests drive the curriculum. New buildings. New technology. New mandates. Education is hardly what it was just a decade ago...
Pharmacists say Medicare would be more beneficial than county cards (11/30/05)
Cape Girardeau County's elderly residents would save more on prescription medicine costs by enrolling in the Medicare prescription drug program than by using the new countywide drug discount card, say local pharmacists. Cape Girardeau County began issuing prescription drug discount cards free of charge Tuesday. The card can save users up to 20 percent on commonly prescribed drugs, county officials said...
Bible courses on breakfast agenda (11/30/05)
Set Free Ministries of Missouri and Illinois will hold a continental breakfast from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Osage Community Centre to inform others about the Bible correspondence school. To attend, call 334-5948.
Parkview raising money for wheelchair playground equipment that costs $170,000 (11/30/05)
Two rusty swing sets, with three swings each, sit outside the Parkview State School for the Severely Handicapped. The swing sets are ancient, said principal Melba Board. Some of the children can't use the swings because they aren't designed to accommodate wheelchairs...
Toys and towels could make holiday for boy, widower (11/30/05)
Toybox Jimmy, 10, has Down syndrome and enjoys musical toys and the Incredible Hulk. Because of the expenses incurred by his condition, help in providing toys for Jimmy would be most appreciated. Toys for his level of development would include those suitable for up to 15 months old...
Club news 11/30/05 (11/30/05)
Hobbs UMW; Wonderworkers FCE; St. Mary CCW
University of Missouri president abandons plan to freeze tuition (11/30/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- University of Missouri president Elson Floyd is scrapping his plan to freeze tuition rates for new students at the system's four campuses, instead proposing to tie any increases to inflation rates. The new proposal comes with a pretty hefty caveat, though: Financial support from the state must keep pace with inflation or tuition rates would rise even higher...
Falwell enlists followers to fight Christmas 'grinches' (11/30/05)
ROANOKE, Va. -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell is marshaling his forces to keep "Merry Christmas," "Silent Night" and other religious references from being banished this holiday season. Falwell, founder of Liberty University and the defunct Moral Majority, has e-mailed 500,000 followers to urge support for the "Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign" that is aimed at letting public officials, schools and retailers know Christmas is legal...
Hurricane season ending; '06 could be bad, too (11/30/05)
MIAMI -- The busiest and costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record officially -- and mercifully -- draws to a close today, with hundreds of thousands of Americans still dealing with the devastation wrought by Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Despite the end of the June 1-to-Nov. 30 season, hurricanes could still form over the next few months. In fact, a tropical storm took shape in the Atlantic on Tuesday. But no hurricane has been known to hit the United States between December and May...
New home sales, orders for durable goods, consumer confidence post gains (11/30/05)
WASHINGTON -- Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods and sales of new homes rose sharply in October while consumer confidence soared in November, all indications the economy is recovering from the blow delivered by the Gulf Coast hurricanes...
Census Bureau: Highest wage states are in East, lowest in South (11/30/05)
WASHINGTON -- Americans have been migrating south and west for decades, but it appears they've been leaving some high-paying jobs behind. While there are many pockets of wealth in the South and West, the states with the highest wage earners line the East Coast, according to Census data released Tuesday...
Justice Dept. defends use of tool to look at customer data (11/30/05)
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department issued a broad defense Tuesday of an investigative tool used by the FBI to compel businesses to turn over customer information without a court order or grand jury subpoena. Questions about the use of National Security Letters have become caught up in the debate over renewal of the anti-terror Patriot Act, which has been delayed by ideologically diverse lawmakers who want to ensure there are checks on investigative powers. ...
Four peace activists kidnapped in Iraq (11/30/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- After a monthslong hiatus in the kidnapping of foreigners, television footage once again showed Westerners held captive: A German archaeologist -- bound and blindfolded -- knelt among masked gunmen in one video and four frightened peace activists were shown in another blurry tape...
Nation/world digest 11/30/05 (11/30/05)
FCC Cable, satellite TV could face indecency fines WASHINGTON -- Sexed-up, profanity-laced shows on cable and satellite TV should be for adult eyes only, and providers must do more to shield children or could find themselves facing indecency fines, the nation's top communications regulator says. ...
Iran buying foreign space technology quickly as possible (11/30/05)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's space agency is trying to snap up technology from abroad as fast as possible for its satellite program, fearing the West will seek to impose restrictions like those put on the Iranian nuclear program. Iran has major ambitions in space, looking to show off its technological abilities, monitor its neighborhood -- where the United States has hundreds of thousands of troops -- and establish itself as a regional superpower...
Meadow Heights rolls past Zalma (11/30/05)
Anthony Bollinger led four players into double figures as Meadow Heights defeated Zalma 79-47 in the opening round of the Woodland Invitational on Tuesday night. The Panthers (2-1) bounced back from Saturday's one-point loss to Van Buren by claiming a 39-25 halftime lead...
Texas leads All-Big 12 squad with nine first-team selections (11/30/05)
DALLAS -- Texas quarterback Vince Young and three offensive linemen lead a list of nine Longhorns named first-team selections on the All-Big 12 team picked by league coaches, the conference announced Tuesday. Young, who has Texas (11-0) one win from playing for the national championship in the Rose Bowl, also was named the offensive player of the year. The Longhorns play Colorado (7-4) in the Big 12 championship Saturday in Houston...
Illinois claims less glamorous rematch (11/30/05)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- It wasn't for the national title, and neither roster looked all that familiar. Still, Illinois got a measure of revenge. Dee Brown scored 14 points and Brian Randle got a key rebound in the waning seconds, helping the 12th-ranked Illini hold off North Carolina 68-64 Tuesday night in a rematch of last season's NCAA championship game...
MU starts slowly in win over UMKC (11/30/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The first meeting between Missouri and the Missouri-Kansas City wasn't pretty Tuesday, as the Tigers came away with a 60-42 win over the Mid-Continent Conference school. Thomas Gardner led the Tigers (2-1) with 17 points and 11 rebounds in a game in which neither team made it to double figures until more than 12 minutes had elapsed...
'Hawks surge by SIU (11/30/05)
It took Southeast Missouri State less than 6 minutes of the second half to turn what had all the makings of a thriller into a blowout. The Redhawks trailed Southern Illinois by one point at halftime of Tuesday night's game at the Show Me Center. With 14:11 remaining in the second half, the Redhawks had a 21-point lead, thanks to an incredible 26-4 run. SIU never recovered as Southeast coasted to a 74-63 victory...
Redhawks sign three prep seniors (11/30/05)
Southeast Missouri State softball coach Lana Richmond recently announced the signing of three high school seniors during the early signing period. They will compete for the Redhawks beginning with the 2006-2007 school year. Sarah Estopare, a shortstop from Fox High School in Arnold, Mo., batted .350 this year; Samantha Espiricueta, an infielder/outfielder from Belton, Mo., batted .400; and Alex Ramirez, a catcher from Corona, Calif., hit .330...
Martz seeks medical clearance to return (11/30/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Mike Martz, who has not coached the St. Louis Rams the last six games due to a heart ailment, wants to be back on the job this season. Martz said Tuesday he would ask his doctor for permission to return. The Rams are 3-3 under interim coach Joe Vitt since Martz stepped down in October due to endocarditis, a bacterial infection of the lining of the heart...
Three Redbirds fly nest, two for NL opponents (11/30/05)
PHILADELPHIA -- Free agent infielder Abraham Nunez and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed Tuesday to a $3.35 million, two-year contract. The 29-year-old Nunez started 77 games at third base for St. Louis last season, becoming the regular when Scott Rolen was sidelined for the year with a shoulder injury. Nunez hit .285 with five home runs and 44 RBIs in 139 games. He also started at second base and shortstop...
Sports briefs 11/30/05 (11/30/05)
Basketball; College basketball; College football; Football; Hockey; Motorsports; Tennis
Moroccan shrimp adds variety to menu (11/30/05)
Here's a dinner for one of those evenings when you want a respite from the seasonal bustle. The 25-minute shrimp special is from the November issue of Real Simple magazine. A tip for this recipe: Stir about 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley, cilantro or scallions into the couscous just before serving...
Cookie-swap parties are festive ways to celebrate the holidays (11/30/05)
CONCORD, N.H. -- Forget pairing foods and wine. I need help matching appetizers and cookies. This will be our second year hosting a holiday cookie-swap party, a festive, if fattening, way to get together with friends while enjoying good food and drink without having to do all the heavy lifting in the kitchen...
Promising pomegranates (11/30/05)
The pomegranate, that beautiful fruit with the jewel-like red seeds, has recently exploded onto the culinary scene, which is apropos for a fruit which inspired the name of the hand-tossed explosive known as the grenade. (Grenadiers, 18th century soldiers who specialized in throwing grenades, thought the device's shrapnel pellets reminded them of those seeds.)...
A healthy helping of Christian cooking (11/30/05)
Over the course of this Recipe Swap column I have been happy to share the news of a new cookbook release from the area, but none has been so near and dear to me than the one this week. Our church, Grace United Methodist, has a hot-off-the-press cookbook celebrating the 150th anniversary of service to the Lord in the new book "150 Years of the Fruit of the Spirit."...
Zeta Putz (11/30/05)
Zeta M. Putz, 84, of Jackson died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at her home. She was born Dec. 12, 1920, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of John C. and Ester E. Cox Davis. Putz had been a cook at the former Deal Nursing Home. She was a lifelong member of New Bethel Baptist Church near Pocahontas...
William Byram Jr. (11/30/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- William R. "Bob" Byram Jr., 63, of Perryville died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born March 3, 1942, in Randolph County, Ill., son of William R. and Martha C. Vance Byram Sr. He and Marcella Rhyne were married March 8, 2003...
Fayvette Swank (11/30/05)
Fayvette Evelyn Swank, 86, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at Upshur Manor in Gilmer, Texas. She was born June 12, 1919, at Seventy-Six, Mo., daughter of Arthur and Birdie Ella Rhyne Parker. She first married J.P. Voss in 1933, at Jackson. She then married Robert Swank in June 1975 at Farrar, Mo. He died in April 1981...
William Hafford (11/30/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- William C. "Bill" Hafford, 63, of Cairo died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo.
John Amberger (11/30/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- John Amberger, 84, of Perryville died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 22, 1921, at Belgique, Mo., son of Frank and Beatrice Elizabeth Christisen Amberger. He and Alberta May Pick were married May 19, 1946. She died Oct. 19, 1999...
Ennis Elfrink (11/30/05)
Ennis Martin Elfrink, 69, of Jackson died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 9, 1936, at Leopold, Mo., son of Martin and Anna Beel Elfrink. He and Ella Jane Stause were married June 29, 1973, in Jackson...
Emery Stroder (11/30/05)
Emery O. Stroder, 98, of Crump died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 9, 1907, at Crump, son of Daniel and Alice Simpson Stroder. He and Beulah Kynion were married Oct. 25, 1930. She died Sept. 24, 1995...
Marie Balsman (11/30/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Marie E. Balsman, 82, of Perryville died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born July 25, 1923, at Brazeau, Mo., daughter of Fred and Della Sides Clary. She and Delmar W. Balsman were married Nov. 13, 1940, at Biehle, Mo. He preceded her in death...
Jewell Wiseman (11/30/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Jewell Juanita Wiseman, 90, of Advance, formerly of Puxico, Mo., was born March 19, 1915, at Zalma, Mo., daughter of Herman and Myrtle Morton George. She passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Jeremiyah Ware (11/30/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Jeremiyah Tyree Ware, 3 months, of Cairo died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements.
Births 11/30/05 (11/30/05)
Moore; Murphy; Knight
Police reports 11/30/05 (11/30/05)
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Fire reports 11/30/05 (11/30/05)
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Out of the past 11/30/05 (11/30/05)
25 years ago: Nov. 30, 1980 WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bill Burlison entered a suburban Washington hospital two days after his Nov. 4 upset loss to Bill Emerson, his office reveals; according to a spokesman for Burlison, injuries he suffered to his foot in an automobile mishap four days before the election required 10 days of treatment...
Boot camp would be best for young offenders (11/30/05)
By Steven Buhs A Nov. 23 article in the Southeast Missourian, "Two teenagers plead guilty in armed robbery case," regarding the future sentencing of two young men for a KFC armed robbery brings to light a subject that the state is currently failing to address: What do we do with youthful offenders?...
Joel Ray (11/30/05)
Some neurosurgeons spend their free time on the golf course. During the past few years, Cape Girardeau neurosurgeon Joel Ray has spent some of his free time hanging from a crane over the Mississippi River and in San Diego operating on a Chihuahua with an spinal defect...
Speak Out 11/30/05 (11/30/05)
Intersection lighting; A future mayor?; Afraid to attack; Don't mess in leaves; Need better service; Using the money; Christmas all the way; For stem-cell research; Time for an increase
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