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Stories from Thursday, December 8, 2005

Petition seeking apology for kilt incident makes its way from Texas to Jackson (12/08/05)
An Internet petition has made its way back to Southeast Missouri requesting an apology and change in the student dress code for Jackson High School. At the November Silver Arrow formal dance at the school, senior Nathan Warmack was asked to change from his clan kilt into pants by principal Rick McClard...
Local Lennon fans remember the rock icon's life and death on the anniversary of his murder (12/08/05)
Shawn Wibbenmeyer was just a toddler when John Lennon was shot to death 25 years ago today in New York City. The 29-year-old was too young to be affected by the former Beatles' untimely death when it happened. That didn't stop him from being affected later by the music and message of the iconic Lennon...
SEMO, TRCC may be forced to report financial details (12/08/05)
Feuding Southeast Missouri State University and Three Rivers Community College have "irreconcilable differences" that state higher education officials say they can't resolve. But the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education may require the two institutions to annually disclose spending, enrollment and other details surrounding their competing higher education centers in the Bootheel...
Local briefs 12/8/05 (12/08/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Scott County Commission voted Tuesday to accept the sole submitted bid for 22 handicapped accessible voting machines for a total of $99,000 from the Elkins-Swyers company in Springfield, Mo. One machine will go in each precinct. The machines are required under the terms of the Help America Vote Act of 2002...
Safety is our battle cry (12/08/05)
As cheerleading becomes more of a combination of dance, gymnastic and circus stunts, school officials are trying to make sure the safety standards are keeping up with the whirlwind of activity. A 2004 study by researchers at the Orthopedic Center in Rockville, Md., and physical therapists at the University of North Carolina found that 6 percent of 100,000 cheerleaders studied had "catastrophic injuries" such as death, skull fractures, cervical fractures, major ligament injuries and spinal cord contusions.. ...
Statutory rape charges dismissed for Benton man (12/08/05)
Scott County prosecutors dismissed on Wednesday statutory rape charges against David M. Bollinger, 18, of Benton, Mo. Charges are pending in Cape Girardeau County, since the alleged crime occurred in Cape Girardeau, said Prosecutor Paul Boyd. According to a sworn affidavit by Cape Girardeau detective Darren Estes, the 12-year-old victim told investigators that she and Bollinger had consensual sex once...
Traffic stop leads to five drug arrests within five hours (12/08/05)
An early Tuesday morning traffic stop led police to arrest five drug suspects within five hours. Cape Girardeau County Prosecutors charged Dale J. Howard, 31, of 259 N. Park St., upstairs apartment, with one class A felony count of trafficking a controlled substance. He is being held on a $50,000 cash or surety bond and faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted...
Local prosecutor to appear on Court TV's Forensic Files (12/08/05)
A local prosecutor's involvement in a Boone County murder case landed him a cameo on Court TV's top-rated program "Forensic Files." The episode titled "Cop Out" will air Wednesday at 8 p.m. Central time. Columbia police officer Steven A. Rios is serving a life sentence without parole for murdering a male college student, with whom the married officer admitted to having an affair. ...
SEMO Port receives $500,000 state grant (12/08/05)
The Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority has been awarded almost $500,000 from a state transportation grant, which its director says the port needs to help pave the way for an imminent new agriculturally based business there and others down the road...
SE students make database for the Area United Way (12/08/05)
A real-world learning experience for college students will save the United Way of Southeast Missouri thousands of dollars. As part of their management of information systems course, nine Southeast Missouri State University students created an electronic grant application and searchable database for the United Way...
Donations can relieve strain on budgets (12/08/05)
Mrs. Doe said that Christmas is all about love. Mrs. Doe's health problems are significant enough that medical bills cut into the family budget. Six-year-old Deanna's list includes a Real Meal oven, Hershey S'mores maker and a Barbie coat size 6. Adelaide, 11, would like the same oven and Hershey toy and a Now 19 CD. Connor, 9, would be happiest with the new Harry Potter book and Game Boy games...
Community briefs 12/8/05 (12/08/05)
Fifth annual Luminaries for Life campaign set The fifth annual Luminaries for Life campaign is accepting donations for lighting up the Saint Francis Healing Arts Garden, 211 Saint Francis Drive. Individuals making donations to the event are invited to a "Night of Remembrance" beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 20. Funds raised will support the Saint Francis Stroke Center. Call the Saint Francis Foundation at 331-5133 for more information or to make a donation...
Community cuisine 12/8/05 (12/08/05)
Breakfast benefits Eagles Christmas basket fund...
Scientists decipher dog's DNA; science may help human disease prevention (12/08/05)
BOSTON -- Mankind's best friend for thousands of years is ready to teach new tricks to science. The genetic makeup of the dog -- in this case a boxer named Tasha -- has been deciphered and should help identify genes that make both dogs and people vulnerable to cancers, heart disease, diabetes, epilepsy, blindness, deafness and even some psychiatric disorders, scientists said Wednesday...
House passes Gulf tax breaks (12/08/05)
WASHINGTON -- The House approved a multibillion-dollar package of tax breaks on Wednesday that are intended to revive Gulf Coast businesses destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. But the tax relief excludes the casinos and country clubs that underpin the area's leisure economy...
Top court sides with feds in delinquent loans case (12/08/05)
WASHINGTON -- America's seniors and disabled cannot escape debts from old student loans, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, freeing the government to pursue Social Security benefits as part of an effort to collect billions in delinquent loans. The Bush administration had argued that the ability to withhold Social Security benefits is an important tool in the pursuit of $5.7 billion in student loan debt that is more than 10 years old. Overall, outstanding loans total about $33 billion...
Consumer borrowing falls in October (12/08/05)
WASHINGTON -- Consumer borrowing plunged in October by a record amount in dollar terms, reflecting a big drop in demand for auto loans. The Federal Reserve reported Wednesday that Americans' borrowing fell by $7.2 billion at an annual rate in October, the biggest amount on record, with much of that decline reflecting a record drop of $5.6 billion, at an annual rate, in the category that includes auto loans...
Air marshal kills passenger in Miami (12/08/05)
MIAMI -- An agitated passenger who claimed to have a bomb in his backpack was shot and killed by a federal air marshal Wednesday after he bolted from a jetliner, officials said. No bomb was found. It was the first time since the Sept. 11 attacks that an air marshal had shot at anyone, Homeland Security Department spokesman Brian Doyle said...
Ford considers restructuring plan (12/08/05)
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co.'s board of directors was meeting Wednesday and today to consider a restructuring plan that is likely to include a significant number of job cuts and plant closings. Ford spokesman Tom Hoyt confirmed the board was holding a regularly scheduled meeting and one of the items on the agenda was the restructuring plan. He wouldn't discuss any details of the plan, saying it hasn't been finalized...
World digest 12/08/05 (12/08/05)
Saddam trial adjourns, will reconvene Dec. 21 BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants was adjourned Wednesday until Dec. 21 after two witnesses testified in a truncated session, which the ousted president refused to attend to protest his treatment in prison. After the prosecution witnesses described beatings and torture by the regime, Chief Judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin adjourned the proceedings and said the court would reconvene six days after the Dec. 15 elections...
Delta advances to Chaffee girls tourney final (12/08/05)
Delta cruised past Oran 65-22 on Wednday night in the semifinal round of the Lady Devils Invitational girls basketball tournament at Chaffee. The top-seeded Bobcats, who were 5-0 against Oran last season, will take on the winner of tonight's Kelly-Sikeston semifinal matchup in the championship at 4:30 p.m. Saturday...
Missouri State professor proposes eliminating scholarships (12/08/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An economics professor at Missouri State University is calling for the elimination of football scholarships there, saying the money could be better spent on faculty and keeping fee hikes at bay. Tom Wyrick, who will present his recommendation to the faculty senate today, also said low sales of season tickets show that football is of less interest at the university than at many other campuses and communities...
Seeking some offense: Redhawks hope to shoot better in OVC home opener (12/08/05)
Southeast Missouri State coach Gary Garner didn't expect the Redhawks to be an offensive juggernaut this season -- not after they lost their top three scorers from last year. But never did Garner expect the Redhawks to have so much trouble getting their offense going...
Redhawks step into conference play tonight (12/08/05)
Southeast Missouri State coach B.J. Smith thought his team would have a better record through six games. But Smith and his Redhawks aren't all that concerned about their current 3-3 mark because today they begin what is basically a new season. The Redhawks welcome Tennessee State (0-4) to the Show Me Center for a 5 p.m. tipoff that opens the Ohio Valley Conference schedule for both squads...
Meeting with candidate set for Friday afternoon (12/08/05)
Craig Schurig, the first finalist for Southeast Missouri State's vacant head football coaching position, will take part in a public forum from 3 to 4 p.m. on Friday. Southeast faculty, staff, students and boosters, along with media members and the public, can question Schurig during the meeting in the Indian Room at the University Center...
Area bowling scores 12/8/05 (12/08/05)
West Park Lanes Submitted Dec. 5 Men High game: Keith Quade 288, Keith Schwent 284, Tom James 279, Bruce Turner 278, Sam Bell 278, Chuck Bertrand 276, Bill Cox 266, Rich Morris 266, Keith Brown 258, Phil Franklin 257, Mark Lugge 257, Scott Grupas 255, Bruce Anglin 254, Josh Hanlon 252, Cody Bell 251, Darryl James 249, Earl James 247, Jeff Drury 247, Tim Sadler 247, Charles Herbst III 246, Clinton Shirrell 246, Kyle Bruce 246, Ron McCulley 246, Don Spear 245, Mark James 244...
Missouri loses at Davidson (12/08/05)
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Missouri coach Quin Snyder was worried about his team's lack of size going into the season. Those fears turned into a nightmare Wednesday night. Ian Johnson had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead Davidson to an 82-73 victory over Missouri...
Saipaia placed on injured reserve (12/08/05)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Blaine Saipaia, who missed the last two games with a concussion, was placed on injured reserve Wednesday. The team also expects to place cornerback Terry Fair on injured reserve today with a recurring neck injury...
Cards catcher Molina will play for Puerto Rico in world event (12/08/05)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Add yet another catcher to Puerto Rico's World Classic roster: Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals. Molina told a Puerto Rican newspaper that he's been invited to participate in next year's inaugural World Classic by manager Jose Oquendo, who's also the Cardinals third base coach...
Even the tourney draw attracts plenty of attention, celebrities (12/08/05)
LEIPZIG, Germany -- The soccer greats are here. The coaches are arriving. Supermodel Heidi Klum is in place. Everything is almost ready for Friday's World Cup draw. Such is the buzz for the next summer's soccer showcase that there are nowhere near enough tickets to go around and every tidbit about the organization suddenly becomes big news...
Marion, Ill., won't get minor league team from South Bend, Ind. (12/08/05)
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Midwest League has rejected the sale of the South Bend Silver Hawks baseball franchise to a group that wanted to move the team to the southern Illinois community of Marion. "The team will probably never leave South Bend in the foreseeable future," Midwest League legal counsel Richard Nussbaum said Tuesday. "The league said that Marion is not acceptable as a league franchise."...
Reggie Bush: Comparable to Sayers (12/08/05)
LOS ANGELES -- Reggie Bush raced around left end, easily leaving most Fresno State defenders in the dust, though a few had angles on him. Some 30 yards downfield, the Southern California star was hemmed in near the sideline -- so he stopped. With would-be tacklers whizzing by him, Bush changed direction, cruised all the way across the field and into the end zone...
Rams defensive players vow to improve tackling (12/08/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Better late than never, the St. Louis Rams are going back to basics on defense. Poor tackling cost the Rams (5-7) dearly last week in a 24-9 loss to the Redskins that all but eliminated them from playoff consideration. Interim coach Joe Vitt complained about several crucial missed tackles after the Redskins rolled up 257 yards rushing, the most allowed by the team since the move to St. Louis 11 years ago...
Houston cuts Clemens loose (12/08/05)
DALLAS -- Roger Clemens came out of retirement two years ago and helped his hometown Houston Astros reach their first World Series. Now that he's pondering his future again, they won't wait for his decision. With Clemens uncertain whether he will pitch again or retire, the Astros declined to offer salary arbitration on Wednesday. The move means the seven-time Cy Young Award winner can't re-sign with then National League champions before May 1...
U.S. sets goal to reach quarterfinals again (12/08/05)
NEW YORK -- Having taken the United States to the 2002 World Cup quarterfinals, Bruce Arena dismisses talk that the next step is for the Americans to advance to the semifinals at next year's tournament in Germany. "Let's face it, this is a difficult challenge for Brazil, the favorite, as it is for anybody," Arena said. "For everyone in our country to really think that the next logical step is the semifinals really doesn't understand what this challenge is all about."...
New TV deal includes four networks (12/08/05)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Race fans, start your clickers. And make sure the TV listings are handy. Beginning in 2007, NASCAR viewers will need both to navigate their way through a 36-race television schedule. NASCAR agreed to an eight-year, $4.48 billion television deal Wednesday that will split its schedule among five networks beginning in 2007. The 36 events will be aired on Fox, ABC/ESPN and TNT, and the annual all-star race will be on Speed Channel...
Bears elevate Grossman to No. 2 QB (12/08/05)
LAKE FOREST, Ill. --Their eight-game winning streak and top-rated defense were shoved to the background Wednesday when the Chicago Bears moved Rex Grossman up the depth chart to No. 2 quarterback behind rookie starter Kyle Orton. Grossman, the starter before breaking his ankle in a preseason game Aug. 12, has been the emergency third quarterback the past two weeks. Now he's closer to replacing Orton, who's struggling and has a quarterback rating of 60.2...
Carson, coordinator of 'Steel Curtain' defense, dies at 75 (12/08/05)
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Bud Carson, the architect of Pittsburgh's "Steel Curtain" defense who later coached the Cleveland Browns, died Wednesday. He was 75. Carson, who had been ill with emphysema, died at his home, according to his wife's employer, TV station WWSB...
Lemieux hospitalized with irregular heartbeat (12/08/05)
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins owner-player Mario Lemieux was hospitalized Wednesday for observation of an irregular heartbeat, the latest medical problem for a Hall of Famer who has missed the equivalent of five full seasons due to illness or injury...
Barnett reportedly out at Colorado (12/08/05)
DENVER -- Colorado's Gary Barnett will not be retained as football coach following three straight losses to end the season, The Denver Post reported Wednesday. The newspaper said a source close to contract negotiations "indicated Tuesday" that Barnett will not be brought back to coach the Buffaloes, who lost to Iowa State, Nebraska and Texas by a combined score of 130-22. The source, which the newspaper did not identify, said the poor finish was the final straw...
Owner's guide for the human body gains large fan base (12/08/05)
CLEVELAND -- If Terry Prewitt's body were a house, not too long ago the interior would have been dirty and her pipes clogged, choked by the damage caused by a two-pack-a-day smoking habit. In search of a do-it-yourself guide for making body repairs, Prewitt turned to a Cleveland Clinic physician, Michael Roizen, who prescribed a smoking cessation plan that included substituting 30 minutes of daily exercise for nicotine. ...
Health briefs/calendar 12/8/05 (12/08/05)
Briefly Starting Point plans new session An informational meeting for Starting Point, a medically supervised health and weight management program, will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Southeast Missouri Hospital's HealthPoint Plaza, 2126 Independence St. ...
No overnight miracles, but Cape man is optimistic about progress (12/08/05)
The first 48 hours were OK. After that, Max Asher's attempts to stop smoking via auriculotherapy suffered some setbacks. The Cape Girardeau man is still optimistic about the progress he's made since undergoing the therapy, a form of acupuncture that sends microcurrents to specific points on the outer ear...
The singer who touched the world (12/08/05)
Dec. 8, 2005 Dear nieces and nephew, In the minds of people old enough to be paying attention a quarter-century ago, the names John Lennon and Howard Cosell are irrevocably linked. Lennon was a Beatle. Cosell was a sportscaster who exaggerated most things but not the significance of Lennon's death when he announced it 25 years ago today during a "Monday Night Football" game...
The mature body, part 2 (12/08/05)
I received an earful (or e-mailful) on my last week's column on the "mature body." Even the term seemed to create some comment. One correspondent sarcastically claimed I was being unnecessarily "PC" by calling our aging bodies "mature." I suppose we could avoid the now-suspect PC language and just call them "gasbags."...
Gene Hill (12/08/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Gene Foster Hill, 82, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Feb. 19, 1923, at Bloomfield, Mo., son of Claude Hill and Jessie Sifford Hill Yeakey. He and Maxine Shelby were married Oct. 30, 1943, at Sikeston...
Mary DeGuire (12/08/05)
Mary Edith Schlue DeGuire, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital, with God and her family by her side. She was born Nov. 9, 1917, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Harry and Elizabeth Bowman Schlue. She and Wesley W. DeGuire were married Oct. 3, 1953, in Cape Girardeau. He passed away May 22, 1986...
Gauge Jones (12/08/05)
Gauge D. Jones was born Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, and died Dec. 2, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born prematurely at 17 weeks gestation. Survivors include his parents, Kelly Simpson and Billy Jones of Cape Girardeau; two brothers and a sister, Atreyu and Tristin Robinson and Skyler Bevell of Cape Girardeau; maternal grandmother, Glenda Phillips of Cape Girardeau; paternal grandmother, Janet Appelt of Hungry Horse, Mont.; paternal grandfather, Bill Jones Sr. ...
Fred Galbraith (12/08/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Fred Galbraith, 79, of Anna died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, at City Care Center. He was born Aug. 21, 1926, in East St. Louis, Ill., son of Earl and Elizabeth Johnson Galbraith. Galbraith was a foreman at a silo company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Melvin Gilbert (12/08/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Melvin Edward Gilbert, 78, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. He was born April 28,1927, in El Reno, Okla., son of James and Mary Mattchet Gilbert. Gilbert was a chemical engineer with Ramco several years...
Iva Tyler (12/08/05)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Iva L. Tyler, 78, of Mounds died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Barkett Funeral Home in Mounds.
Victor Crater Jr. (12/08/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Victor Eugene Crater Jr., 77, of Marble Hill died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 10, 1928, in Bernardsville, N.J., son of Victor E. and Bertha Quint Mill Crater Sr. He and Florence Conklin were married Nov. 22, 1995, in Warwick, N.Y. She died in July 1999...
Ruth Seabaugh (12/08/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ruth M. Seabaugh, 90, of Advance died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 24, 1915, at Hornersville, Mo., daughter of William Andrew and Mamie Conrad Masters. She and Pyrtle Seabaugh were married Oct. 7, 1933, in Jackson. He died April 2, 1999...
Linda Lamkin (12/08/05)
Linda O'Keefe Lamkin, wife of longtime Cape Girardeau resident Walter R. Lamkin, passed away peacefully at age 48 Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, surrounded by her family at her home in St. Louis. She had waged an inspirational fight against cancer and did so with a rare grace, unflagging optimism, a beautiful smile and sparkling Irish eyes for nearly three years. It was a battle that she ultimately won...
Ruth Trost (12/08/05)
Ruth Kies Trost, 83, of Bensenville, Ill., died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at her home. She was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of William J. and Elsie Heyde Kies. Mrs. Trost was a graduate of Central High School and Southeast Missouri State Teachers College. Later she earned an advanced degree in library science...
Patty Ball (12/08/05)
Patty Ball, 52, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
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Out of the past 12/8/05 (12/08/05)
25 years ago: Dec. 8, 1980 County Court Judge Leonard F. Sander says construction of the new Allenville bridge may be completed by Christmas; construction of the approximately $180,000, one-lane bridge was delayed for several weeks by the lack of state-approved welders to fabricate the bridge's steel structure...
Young first-time offenders deserve a second chance (12/08/05)
By Tracy Jones This is in response to the recent op-ed article, "Boot camp would be best for young offenders," by Steve Buhs of the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston, Mo. It really concerns me about first-time offenders, and I do mean first-time offenders. Here is a portion of my thoughts and my story:...
To your good health (12/08/05)
Although flu shots have been more widely available this year than in the past couple of years, there are still some shortages of vaccine. Anyone wanting a flu shot might not be able to get one from the family doctor, but other doctors or clinics in the area may have vaccines on hand...
Student convention needs your help (12/08/05)
To the editor: The Central High School Student Senate would like to correct some misleading information presented in the Dec. 3 article regarding housing for our state convention. The state convention is March 9-11. Host families are responsible for providing a place for students to sleep (not necessarily beds) only on the nights of Thursday, March 9, and Friday, March 10. ...
Claims of deception are misleading (12/08/05)
To the editor: Are we to assume that both Clintons, Kerry, Gore, Kennedy, Schumer et al. were all part of this campaign of lies, deception and distortion to get voters to endorse the Iraq war? Prior to 9-11, did they not, with all the same available intelligence, discuss the obvious facts that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, had used them and undoubtedly would use them again?...
Legislator shows a change of heart (12/08/05)
To the editor: I knew state Sen. John Loudon in high school. I remember a football game against Affton, which had a disabled player who needed crutches to get on and off the field. He was John's blocking assignment. John couldn't bring himself to hit him. John was of high moral character. Even though we lost the game, we learned that some things are more important than winning. We learned about the strength and courage it takes to do what you feel is right...
Speak Out 12/8/05 (12/08/05)
Great show; Wonderful job; It's the parents; Taking my money
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