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Stories from Wednesday, December 7, 2005

MoDOT consultants discuss survey, shortcomings (12/07/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Missouri's underfunded and outdated transportation system needs public help setting long-term goals, consultants told a group of community and business leaders Tuesday. The Southeast Regional Working Group met at the Missouri Department of Transportation District 10 office. Consultants from HNTB Corp., working under a $1.5 million contract from MoDOT, discussed details of a statewide opinion survey and perceived transportation shortcomings...
Remembering Pearl Harbor (12/07/05)
On that bright Hawaiian morning 64 years ago today, Lester Bippus was a 20-year-old Navy seaman performing the most mundane of his military duties -- cleaning up breakfast dishes in the mess of the USS Tennessee. Just as Bippus was finishing up, the Cape Girardeau native was shocked by the sound of general quarters, an emergency alarm that called all hands to their battle stations...
Judge orders man not to drink, goes to lunch, sees him drinking (12/07/05)
When Circuit Judge William Syler put Jacob V. Vandeven on probation Monday morning for drunken driving, he ordered him not to drink. But less than a half-hour later, Vandeven was seen hoisting an adult beverage at Tractor's Classic American Grill in Jackson...
Police interview beating witnesses (12/07/05)
Cape Girardeau police said Tuesday they are vigorously investigating an attack on two Southeast Missouri State University students at a weekend fraternity party. Cpl. Don Perry, the detective conducting the inquiry, had eight interviews with potential witnesses Tuesday, police spokesman Jason Selzer said...
Get your goats (12/07/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Many of the goats sold at the SEMO Meat Goat Producers' Association's sixth annual goat sale will eventually end up on pizzas. On Tuesday, about 50 producers delivered more than 1,300 goats to the sale at the old Bollinger County Salebarn near Marble Hill. That's a lot of pepperoni potential...
Snow could fall soon; not much expected (12/07/05)
Below-average temperatures and possible snow in the next two days will put children, seniors and pets at risk, agencies warn. A northern cold front moving across Southeast Missouri today will likely bring as much as 1 inch of snow by Thursday morning, said meteorologist Greg Meffert with the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky...
Region/state digest 12/07/05 (12/07/05)
Morning accident on Interstate 55 injures three Three people were injured in a single-vehicle accident in Scott County on Tuesday. A 3-year-old girl received moderate injuries, while Robert Woodson, 46, and Laura Woodson, 46, all of Sikeston, Mo., received minor injuries. ...
Autistic 9-year-old boy needs to be challenged; Mr. K needs to keep warm (12/07/05)
Randy, 9, has autism, and it's frustrating for his father to see him bored. His teacher suggested specific toys that would really help keep Randy challenged and amused. Topping the list are any Dr. Seuss books, followed by 25- to 50-piece puzzles and Play-Doh with cookie cutter shapes. ...
Club news 12/7/05 (12/07/05)
St. Vincent CCW; Lamplighters FCE
Judge says union workers wrongly denied pay raise (12/07/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State legislators illegally denied a pay raise to unionized probation and parole officers while granting a raise to other state employees, a judge ruled. Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan concluded that the decision to exclude certain employees from a $1,200 across-the-board pay increase effective in July 2004 violated the constitutional rights of public employees to engage in union activities...
Letter carriers picket Bond's offices (12/07/05)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- Angry that Sen. Kit Bond has put a hold on legislation related to postal rates, letter carriers held informational picketing outside of the Republican's Missouri offices on Tuesday. About two dozen members of the National Association of Letter Carriers walked in front of Bond's office in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton, carrying signs like, "Bond: Give Us an Up or Down Vote."...
Megachurches in several communities shutting down on Christmas Sunday, anticipating low attendance (12/07/05)
This Christmas, no prayers will be said in several megachurches around the country. Even though the holiday falls this year on a Sunday, when churches normally host thousands for worship, pastors are canceling services, anticipating low attendance on what they call a family day...
FEMA admitted broken Katrina response, feared Mississippi riots, documents show (12/07/05)
WASHINGTON -- Facing a growing body count and shortages of food, water and ice, federal emergency officials braced for riots in Mississippi in the days following Hurricane Katrina, new documents reveal. Federal Emergency Management Agency officials knew their response system had been shattered by the Aug. 29 storm and were unable to provide fast help -- even when the needs were obvious...
Nation briefs 12/7/05 (12/07/05)
Kansas professor treated for roadside beating LAWRENCE, Kan. -- A college professor whose planned course on creationism and intelligent design was canceled after he derided Christian conservatives said he was beaten by two men along a rural road early Monday. ...
Bosnian hill may contain a first for Europe: a pyramid (12/07/05)
VISOKO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- With eyes trained to recognize pyramids hidden in the hills of El Salvador, Mexico and Peru, Semir Osmanagic has been drawn to the mound overlooking this central Bosnian town. "It has all the elements: four perfectly shaped slopes pointing toward the cardinal points, a flat top and an entrance complex," he said, gazing at the hill and wondering what lies beneath...
Suicide bombers kill 43 in Iraq (12/07/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Two suicide bombers detonated explosives inside Baghdad's main police academy Tuesday, killing at least 43 people and wounding more than 70, police said. Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility for the attack, the capital's deadliest in months...
Woman testifies at Saddam trial that she was tortured (12/07/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Her voice disguised but her weeping still apparent, a woman testified Tuesday from behind a screen in the trial of Saddam Hussein and his seven lieutenants that she was assaulted and tortured with beatings and electric shocks by the former president's agents...
Iranian plane hits apartment building in Tehran suburbs (12/07/05)
TEHRAN, Iran -- A military plane loaded with Iranian journalists crashed into a 10-story apartment building Tuesday as the pilot attempted an emergency landing after developing engine trouble. At least 115 people died, the Tehran police chief said. Witnesses initially said the C-130 hit the top of the building. ...
Notre Dame boys hold off Dexter (12/07/05)
Notre Dame's boys basketball team jumped out to an 11-point first-quarter lead and survived a late comeback by district opponent Dexter to capture a 75-69 road win on Tuesday. Notre Dame, coming off a championship in the Woodland tournament last week, improved to 3-0...
Vince Young: An Austin legend (12/07/05)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Seventh-grader Vince Young toiled away in his yard, raking leaves and piling them in bags. Each time he finished, his mother would dump them out and tell him to do it again. It was his punishment for participating in a gang fight, and it was torture...
First of four coaching finalists surfaces (12/07/05)
Southeast Missouri State athletic director Don Kaverman believes the university's search for a new head football coach is proceeding smoothly. So smoothly, in fact, that Kaverman on Tuesday said one of the finalists for the position has already been identified...
Redhawks fare well at season-opening Arkansas State Kickoff Classic (12/07/05)
Southeast Missouri State opened its indoor track and field season with some impressive performances at Saturday's Arkansas State Kickoff Classic. No team scores were kept. Finishing first for the Redhawks' men were senior Andrew Lambert in the high jump (6 feet 8 inches), senior Alonzo Nelson in the 55-meter hurdles (7.56 seconds) and senior Walter Washington in the 600-meters (1:20.97)...
Gymnasts put new talent on display at intrasquad event (12/07/05)
Injuries have made the Southeast Missouri State women's gymnastics team even younger and more inexperienced than coach Tom Farden had expected. But Farden was impressed enough with his returning athletes and large group of freshmen during Tuesday's intrasquad meet to believe that the Redhawks will have a solid chance to overcome their misfortune...
Area sports digest 12/7/05 (12/07/05)
Friedheim leads dartball league Friedheim climbed atop the standings in the Cape-Perry L.L.L. Dartball league after seven weeks of play. Friedheim (16-5) picked up a 3-0 win over Frohna, second-place Apple Creek (15-6) topped Shawneetown 2-1 and third-place Trinity (14-7) fell to Uniontown 2-1 on Nov. 29...
Missouri All-State football teams (12/07/05)
The perfect dilemma (12/07/05)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tony Dungy treats the mounting questions like he's a politician. Everyone wants to know how the Indianapolis Colts cope with the pressure of staying perfect one more week. Dungy usually responds with a tactful touch. But there is one question that makes the Colts' coach groan: Will he continue playing starters if the Colts clinch the AFC South title, a first-round bye and home-field advantage this weekend?...
York helps Islanders to 6-3 win over Blues (12/07/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Mike York scored two goals and added three assists for his second career five-point game, lifting the New York Islanders to a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. York, who entered the game with 13 points, also had five points on Jan. 23, 2002, against Boston when he played for the New York Rangers...
Cards fail in quest to land Burnett (12/07/05)
DALLAS -- The Toronto Blue Jays emerged as baseball's new big spender, agreeing to a $55 million, five-year contract with pitcher A.J. Burnett on Tuesday. One week after giving reliever B.J. Ryan a $47 million, five-year deal, the splurging Blue Jays landed the top starting pitcher on the free-agent market, one they hope will help them compete with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in the AL East...
Sports briefs 12/7/05 (12/07/05)
Basketball; Colleges; Soccer
Cozy and comfortable (12/07/05)
The entry of this home, plan RD-1495 by the Homestore Plans and Publications Designers' Network, leads into a spacious living room, where a fireplace, framed by built-in bookshelves, lends a coziness to this home's comfortable center. The floor plan covers 1,495 square feet of living space...
Homemade fast food for a busy season (12/07/05)
In the hustle and bustle of the upcoming Christmas holiday, I find myself reaching for good and quick recipes to fix and have on hand for reheats-in-a-hurry. If you have any recipes that you make and would like to share, please get those in. Charlie Rothman of Cape Girardeau sent in 12 of his favorite recipes that he wanted to pass along to you. ...
Mary DeGuire (12/07/05)
Mary DeGuire, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Seabaugh (12/07/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ruth M. Seabaugh, 90, of Advance died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Anna Wiedefeld (12/07/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Anna Marie Wiedefeld, 84, of Benton died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at her home. She was born Nov. 2, 1921, at Charleston, Mo., daughter of Henry and Rosella Layton Scheffer. She and Elmer Charles "Johnny" Wiedefeld were married July 29, 1948, in Piggott, Ark. He died Nov. 26, 2004...
Dewey Hillier (12/07/05)
Dewey Harlan Hillier, 66, of Walker, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 4, 1939, in Nevada, Mo., son of Harvey and Viola Murphy Hillier. Hillier grew up in Nevada and graduated from Harwood High School. He worked at Hallmark 20 years, and later moved to Cape Girardeau and operated his own engraving business. He moved back to Vernon County seven years ago...
Coy Farmer (12/07/05)
Coy Farmer, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Jan. 23, 1914, at Boss, Mo., son of Peter and Myrtle Short Farmer. He and Mae L. Hanning were married Sept. 22, 1934, in St. Louis. She died Aug. 2, 2000...
Willard Johns (12/07/05)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Willard Woodrow Johns, 90, of Bloomfield died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 5, 1915, in Advance, Mo., son of Harry and Vallie Revelle Johns. He and Lillian Cazadd were married Dec. 6, 1939, at Zalma, Mo...
Births 12/7/05 (12/07/05)
McKinnie; Rhymer; Young; Parker; Figliolo; Jones; Kennard; Strohmeyer
Cape police reports 12/7/05 (12/07/05)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 12/7/05 (12/07/05)
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Out of the past 12/7/05 (12/07/05)
25 years ago: Dec. 7, 1980 The former location of SEMO Museum, 127 Water St., is being transformed into the Cafe Madder Rose; the building was purchased by John and Evelyn Boardman from Hutson Brothers Trust and is being extensively remodeled; the Madder Rose will be a wine and coffeehouse, serving select wines, fine coffees, French pastries and specialty sandwiches...
Pearl Harbor (12/07/05)
Oil from the sunken battleship still bubbles to the surface at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. Silence settles over the occupants when tour boats arrive from the dock. Visitors know this is not only a memorial but a tomb. The Arizona's crew accounted for nearly half the 2,390 lives lost in the Sunday morning attack on Dec. 7, 1941. The name of every man is engraved on the marble wall in the shrine...
Speak Out 12/7/05 (12/07/05)
The real meaning; This too will pass; Phenomenal job; Not my number; Liberty tree; Remember when?; New beginnings; Christmas is the reason; Education spending; There goes my raise; Parking-lot mania; Propaganda on hold
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