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Stories from Friday, December 2, 2005

Boy, 10, handcuffed after hitting principal, officer (12/02/05)
A 10-year-old boy is back with his parents after being taken from Jefferson Elementary School in handcuffs. The boy faces juvenile court proceedings for assault, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest, Cape Girardeau police Sgt. Barry Hovis said Thursday...
Fountain Street fire reported (12/02/05)
Shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday, Cape Girardeau firefighters responded to a fire at a six-unit apartment building at 329 N. Fountain St. No one was injured. The fire was contained mostly within one unit in the two-story brick building.
Goal behind Chamber of Commerce's career day is to highlight career options (12/02/05)
The education committee of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce will hold a career day in February at Central Junior High to show students what hometown career options they have. In late spring, eighth-graders schedule their first semester of high school classes, which could affect what careers are open to them...
Dobbins: Arts school may not get state funds in '06 (12/02/05)
Lawmakers may turn down Southeast Missouri State University's request for $17.2 million in funding to help pay off bonds for the River Campus arts school project next year because of a tight state budget, university president Dr. Ken Dobbins said Thursday...
Disaster planning discussion reveals gaps in preparation for major earthquake (12/02/05)
Preparations for a major earthquake along the New Madrid fault fall far short of what would be needed to cope with such a disaster, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson said Thursday. As Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, left a conference room where local, state and federal officials discussed plans to meet a catastrophe, she said that some things she heard weren't encouraging...
Free admission for canned goods offered at theater (12/02/05)
Cape West 14 Cine will hold a canned food drive on Saturday. Any person who brings three canned goods to the theater can receive free admission to any movie that begins before 4 p.m. People bringing in 10 cans can get a free movie pass for a later date. There is no limit to the number of people in one party who can get in free, as long as each person has three canned goods...
Missouri National Guard tries recruitment incentive (12/02/05)
To increase its recruitment numbers, the Missouri National Guard is offering financial incentives to citizen-soldiers who bring in new members. Along with four other states, Missouri's National Guard is testing the Guard Recruiting Assistance Program. G-RAP is designed to increase National Guard numbers and keep all units full, said Master Sgt. Chad Craft, a recruitment officer for Area Five, which covers the area between St. Louis and Arkansas...
Fishing trips (12/02/05)
About once a month, Brad Pobst and Bruce Moyers enter an obscure cave by crawling on their knees through narrow shafts full of mud and decaying plant life. Some narrow sections force them to pass items from their backpacks one at a time. The tunnel eventually opens into a cavern where a creek cuts through a graveyard of crumbled limestone...
Sikeston author wins book award (12/02/05)
Awards weren't on the mind of Edward "Ned" Matthews III when he wrote the book "Matthews: The Historic Adventures of a Pioneer Family." Matthews, of Sikeston, just wanted to create a history of his family and Southeast Missouri. But this week Matthews' book, published last December by the Southeast Missouri State University Press, did earn an award...
Domestic assault charges filed against local man (12/02/05)
A Cape Girardeau man, Willie Higgs III, was charged on Wednesday with assaulting his 33-year-old live-in fiancee and endangering the welfare of their 5-month-old daughter. Cape Girardeau County prosecutors charged Higgs, 32, of 220 N. Park St., with one count each of class C felony of domestic assault and class A misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child...
Cape police seek three suspects for assault, robbery incident (12/02/05)
Three men reportedly stole $9,500 in items from two Cape Girardeau victims during an assault and robbery late Wednesday in downtown Cape Girardeau, police said. A 38-year-old man and 26-year-old woman suffered minor injuries during the incident that reportedly occurred at 9:50 p.m. at the corner of Main and Independence streets, said spokesman Sgt. Barry Hovis...
Girl needs sewing kit; man needs chair (12/02/05)
Toybox Barbara, 10, has fun making clothes for her dolls but needs fabric, a sewing kit and help that a fashion design kit could offer. Encouraging this child's creativity and motivation would make her Christmas merrier and keep her amused over Christmas vacation...
Faculty member to get Pride Award (12/02/05)
SEMO faculty member to receive Pride Award History professor Dr. Alberta Macke Dougan will receive Southeast Missouri State University's Pride Award during commencement exercises at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Show Me Center. The award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence as a teacher, an extraordinary level of scholarship and service, and whose accomplishments are noteworthy. ...
Search cut back for man missing since Sunday (12/02/05)
KNOB LICK, Mo. -- Authorities scaled back the search Thursday for 57-year-old Larry Duvall, a mentally handicapped man and a diabetic who was last seen about 3 p.m. Sunday at his home in St. Francois County in eastern Missouri. Emergency workers from several departments and dozens of volunteers have searched on foot, horseback and on all-terrain vehicles. Divers looked at a lake near Duvall's home, and dogs trained to find missing people have been brought in...
FBI seeks help in breaking up jewel heist crew (12/02/05)
WASHINGTON -- Jewel thieves in hooded sweat shirts have knocked over nearly five dozen stores from New Hampshire to North Carolina in the past two-and-a-half years, eluding capture with an efficient operation that has netted $5.1 million in men's watches, chains, bracelets and rings, the FBI said Thursday. ...
Key allies consider withdrawing from Iraq (12/02/05)
VIENNA, Austria -- Two of America's allies in Iraq are withdrawing forces this month and a half-dozen others are debating possible pullouts or reductions, increasing pressure on Washington as calls mount to bring home U.S. troops. Bulgaria and Ukraine will begin withdrawing their combined 1,250 troops by mid-December. If Australia, Britain, Italy, Japan, Poland and South Korea reduce or recall their personnel, more than half of the non-American forces in Iraq could be gone by next summer...
Jackson's Jansen, Gross earn honors at banquet (12/02/05)
Jackson senior Cole Jansen was named the SEMO North Division's top lineman at the Poplar Bluff Gridiron Banquet on Wednesday. Jansen was a force on both the offensive and defensive line for the Indians. With the help of Jansen and the rest of the offensive line, Jackson running back Joel Penrod rushed for more than 1,000 yards and 18 touchdowns this season and led the SEMO North with 112 points...
Bogan gives Cubs lift into Oran championship game (12/02/05)
ORAN, Mo. -- Bell City rode the broad shoulders of junior Will Bogan to advance to the final of the Oran Invitational boys basketball tournament. With the score tied at 51-51, Bogan hit a putback layup at the buzzer for a 53-51 Bell City victory over Malden in Thursday's semifinal...
Bulldogs reach final at Woodland tourney (12/02/05)
Top-seeded Notre Dame gained a 26-point halftime advantage over No. 5 Woodland en route to a 77-44 semifinal win in the Woodland boys basketball tournament Thursday. The Bulldogs will take on No. 2 Meadow Heights, a 71-58 winner over Leopold, tonight at 8 in the championship...
Johnson schedules surgery, likely will miss several games (12/02/05)
David Johnson has had a run of bad luck during the early stages of his Southeast Missouri State basketball career. Johnson has already been hit with a variety of ailments, the latest being a hernia that will require surgery and likely sideline him for at least several games and perhaps as much as a month...
Redhawks bid for revenge tonight (12/02/05)
Exactly one week after suffering an excruciating double-overtime home loss, Southeast Missouri State will have an opportunity for revenge. The Redhawks (3-2) visit the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2-3) at 7 p.m. tonight. Last Friday at the Show Me Center, the Panthers outlasted the Redhawks 90-87 in two overtimes...
USC's Leinart receives Unitas Award (12/02/05)
College football USC's Leinart receives Unitas Award LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- USC's Matt Leinart won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award given to the top senior quarterback in college football. Leinart has completed 233 of 351 passes this season for 3,217 yards and 24 touchdowns for the Trojans. He is fifth nationally in passing efficiency...
With eight first-team selections, Texas equals North Division total (12/02/05)
DALLAS -- Here's another reason why No. 2 Texas is such a heavy favorite to win the Big 12 title game: The South division-champion Longhorns put eight players on The Associated Press all-conference team, the same amount as the entire North division...
Redhawks ready to jump into new season (12/02/05)
Southeast Missouri State track and field athletes no doubt are looking forward to opening the indoor season on Saturday. That's because veteran coach Joey Haines figures the Redhawks -- who compete in the Arkansas State Kickoff Classic -- are tired of simply working out...
Blues knock off Blue Jackets (12/02/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Patrick Lalime hardly looked rusty after a six-game benching. Lalime stopped 25 shots and Dennis Wideman scored his first career goal and added an assist, helping the St. Louis Blues beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Thursday night...
Saints on the move yet again (12/02/05)
SAN ANTONIO -- The one place the New Orleans Saints could call home during this hurricane-displaced season was the Alamodome. And now that's about to change -- the NCAA takes over the Alamodome next week for its women's volleyball tournament. The football team's locker room will move to a high school baseball field. The weight room will go into a tent on the field's parking lot. The front-office personnel will relocate to a city water works building...
All Big 12 FB list Dec2 (12/02/05)
The 2005 Associated Press All-Big 12 team, as selected by 20 sports writers who regularly cover the league. Players at all positions are listed alphabetically; "u-" denotes unanimous selections. Offensive player of the year -- Vince Young, Texas. Defensive player of the year -- Dwayne Slay, Texas Tech...
Brown returns to Detroit tonight (12/02/05)
DETROIT -- Larry Brown has a lot of experience with this: returning to an NBA city where he used to coach. The Hall of Fame coach will be doing it for seventh time tonight when he leads the New York Knicks at Detroit. This time, however, won't be like the rest...
Afleet Alex retires due to injuries (12/02/05)
PHILADELPHIA -- Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner Afleet Alex was retired Thursday because of new injuries, ending a career in which his gritty ride in the second leg of the Triple Crown was one of the highlights of the racing season. The injuries were discovered before the horse was shipped to Gulfstream Park this week. An ankle injury has sidelined Afleet Alex since his victory in the Belmont on June 11...
Artifacts 12/2/05 (12/02/05)
Meeting, workshop held at arts council next week The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will hold two Missouri Arts Council meetings on Thursday. The first meeting will be a grant information workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. at the arts council. The workshop is open to all prospective grant applicants for MAC grants. ...
Dear Santa: All I want is ... (12/02/05)
I've been good, Santa. Really, I have. It's been almost a year since I publicly and unashamedly begged for something in this column. I haven't pestered anyone for real Southern pralines, all crumbly and filled with pecans. I didn't embarrass my family by mentioning, week after week, that I love fresh, ripe tomatoes...
Air bag should be fine, even after 10 years (12/02/05)
Dear Tom and Ray: My 1995 Honda Prelude has warning labels that say the car's two air bags need to be inspected after 10 years. Well, it's almost 10 years later. Is this really needed? Or was this a warning that was put in before air bags were really understood?...
More room, more power (12/02/05)
Ah, the holidays: Children home from school, a turkey roasting in the oven, and a general state of confusion as friends come and go and telephones chirp endlessly. But this Thanksgiving was going to be special for me, for the local Mazda dealer had flagged me down in traffic a week earlier, shouting through his open window that the '06 Miata roadster had arrived oops, sorry about that, I mean MX-5! The Miata is known in the rest of the world as the MX-5, and so I must be journalistically correct.. ...
Everybody's a critic: 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' (12/02/05)
Movies based on books are in a funny genre. No matter how closely they follow the story, how strong the characters are, how beautiful the cinematography, not everyone will be pleased. Go see "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and you'll find that it doesn't matter who didn't make the final cut, or how closely the book is followed. ...
Sidetracked by Katrina, Big Easy student goes on tour (12/02/05)
By Matt Sanders Since late August, musician Jason Greenwald has been one of the thousands displaced from New Orleans. Like those others, he fled the city just before Hurricane Katrina, expecting to go back in a few days and maybe find some busted windows in his Garden District apartment...
Modern art, vintage setting (12/02/05)
Starting today, contemporary art has a permanent wall space in Cape Girardeau -- a space that defies the common notion of what an art gallery looks and feels like. Taking a cue from other towns around the country, local artist Sarah Riley has taken a turn-of-the-century Queen Anne home and turned it into something much more modern -- a space for avant garde art called the Fountain Street Gallery, located at 34 N. Fountain St...
At the theaters 12/2/05 (12/02/05)
'Aeon Flux'; Still in theaters; 'Chicken Little'; 'Derailed'; 'Dreamer'; 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'; 'Ice Harvest'; 'In the Mix'; 'Jarhead'; 'Just Friends'; 'Legend of Zorro'; 'Pride & Prejudice'; 'Rent'; 'Saw 2'; 'Walk the Line'; 'Yours, Mine and Ours'; 'Zathura'
Freda Forsythe (12/02/05)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Freda M. Forsythe, 77, of Ste. Genevieve, formerly of Perryville, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, in Martin County Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Fla. She was born Jan. 8, 1928, at Zion, Mo., daughter of Lee and Anna Kelly Skaggs. She and William Earl Forsythe were married Sept. 15, 1966...
Douglas Aslinger (12/02/05)
PATTON, Mo. -- Douglas Aslinger, 44, of Patton died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Oct. 19, 1961, in St. Louis, son of Harold and Shirley Korecky Aslinger. Aslinger was a 1980 graduate of Meadow Heights High School. He was a self-employed off-shore marine diesel technician, and attended Union Light Church near Marquand, Mo...
Loretta Downey (12/02/05)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Loretta Downey, 84, of Dexter died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at Central Gardens in Dexter. She was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Bay, Ark. She and John Downey were married Sept. 5, 1967. He died April 5, 1996. Downey attended Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Dexter...
Eula Mitchell (12/02/05)
Eula "Sweet Pea" Mitchell, 87, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at the home of a daughter in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 23, 1918, daughter of Walter and Maudie Gay Faulkner. She married Louis Mitchell, who died Nov. 26, 1985. Survivors include two daughters, Becky Speight of Cape Girardeau, Pat Weaks of New Madrid, Mo.; a friend, Eddie Rains of Cape Girardeau; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Florence Sutterer (12/02/05)
SERENO, Mo. -- Florence T. Sutterer, 88, of Sereno died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Perryville, Mo., daughter of Fred Joseph and Frances Theresa Huber Sutterer. She and Elmer Joseph Sutterer were married Nov. 5, 1938. He died Dec. 10, 1996...
William McClard (12/02/05)
DEXTER, Mo. -- William R. "Scrap" McClard, 58, of Dexter passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. He was born Aug. 12, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, son of Jesse B. and Hilda M. Sachse McClard. He was raised in Jackson by his mother and maternal grandfather, Otto Sachse...
Births 12/2/05 (12/02/05)
Bloom; Eaves; Worrell; Coy; Jordan; McDaniel
Fire reports 12/02/05 (12/02/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: At 6:13 p.m., a citizen assist in the 1700 block of Cecilia Street. At 6:27 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of South West End Boulevard. At 7:43 p.m., mutual aid in Scott City...
Police reports 12/2/05 (12/02/05)
Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 12/2/05 (12/02/05)
25 years ago: Dec. 2, 1980 Two Missouri Pacific Railroad employees were injured yesterday when the last three trains of a 38-car freight train derailed near Fayville Junction, three miles south of Thebes, Ill.; the two men were riding in the caboose when the accident occurred...
A downtown Christmas (12/02/05)
Downtown Cape Girardeau is again going all out for Christmas shoppers. The fourth annual Downtown Christmas Open House will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and all day Saturday during normal shopping hours. The open house is both a shopping experience and an old-fashioned holiday social event...
Bush-Cheney continue lies, deceptions (12/02/05)
To the editor: Despite the right-wing commentators promoted by this journal, it is evident to most Americans that Bush and Cheney mounted a campaign of lies and deceptions to get voters to endorse their invasion and occupation of Iraq. The prime architects of this invasion, neo-cons who avoided Vietnam-era service themselves because they "had better things to do," wanted to depose Saddam Hussein in 1998 -- long before 9-11 became their public justification...
Another Bush ally resigns in disgrace (12/02/05)
To the editor: As if the indictments of Tom Delay and Lewis Libby wasn't enough, another Bush administration ally pleaded guilty in court to taking bribes that included cash, a yacht and a Rolls Royce. Randy Duke Cunningham, the eight-term Californian Republican, resigned after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud, bribery and tax evasion, in one case failing to report more than $1 million in income...
Community makes big meal possible (12/02/05)
To the editor: We wish to thank everyone who donated food, paper goods and plastic ware, who cooked turkeys, assisted in the kitchen preparing the turkeys and donated their time the night before and on Thanksgiving Day by setting up, cooking, serving, being a host or hostess, delivering meals or cleaning up -- all providing a holiday meal for more than 500 people...
Speak Out 12/2/05 (12/02/05)
Lots of sand prairie; Wrong message; Lots of training; Check bus lights; Too many officers; Cutting-edge school
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