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Stories from Monday, December 4, 2006

'Light-O-Rama' debuts in Cape (12/04/06)
Clark Griswold could learn something about Christmas lights from Joe Morris. In the movie National Lampoon's "Christmas Vacation", Griswold -- played by actor Chevy Chase -- covers his entire home in Christmas lights. But there's a far better light show taking place from 6 to 9 p.m. daily at 2206 Kent St...
Support continues with pair of benefits (12/04/06)
The Aldridge family has already been overwhelmed by the generosity of the people of Cape Girardeau. "It just goes on and on," Amy Aldridge said. "People have been so good to us." Since the 12-year-old Sahara Aldridge was diagnosed with brain-stem cancer this summer, Sahara, mother Amy and father Shannon have received an outpouring of emotional and financial support from locals and people living hundreds of miles from Southeast Missouri -- people they've never met and may never meet in person.. ...
Thebes board battles officials (12/04/06)
THEBES, Ill. -- A long-simmering political fight that includes elements of a family feud is underway in this small Mississippi River town of about 450 people. On one side stand the town clerk and treasurer, who are fighting to keep their jobs and leveling accusations that the town's Board of Trustees routinely violates state open meeting laws and engages in sweetheart deals for friends and relations. ...
Young girls would benefit from learning toys, books (12/04/06)
Mary finds herself faced with the task of raising two young children by herself this Christmas. Chief among her needs are the tools to help her daughters learn as they grow. Her children include 5-year-old Ellen and 2-year old Jennifer. The younger child is at an age where educational toys are a great aid to development. Mary hopes Jennifer will receive learning toys and books...
Struggling to revive old Illmo (12/04/06)
For more than a year, a "for sale" sign hung in the window of Roth Hardware. On Friday, the sign was gone -- Roth Hardware's future had been determined. After longtime owner Donnie Roth died in May 2005, the future of the store was in doubt. Operating the store was left to Doris and Richard Roth, sister-in-law and brother of Donnie. But due to their age, they didn't want to retain ownership...
Thousands without power across Missouri, Illinois (12/04/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The temperature barely rose into the 20s Sunday as hundreds of thousands waited for the restoration of electrical service that was knocked out by a devastating ice and snow storm. Tawana Jean Cooper and her family spent Sunday at a Red Cross warming center in St. Louis, which they were able to reach Saturday from her suburban home after roads were cleared of ice, downed power lines and broken tree limbs left by Thursday's storm...
Stroke has left area resident unable to care for himself (12/04/06)
Mr. D., 66, rarely leaves his home since his recent stroke that has left him unable to care for himself and get around anywhere besides within the house. The stroke has left him vulnerable to choking so he cannot be left unsupervised either. His wife has problems caring for herself and doesn't qualify for home care but their limited income helps them to have a homemaker who can pick up items for them and assist with tasks Mr. D's wife cannot help him with...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (12/04/06)
401 Independence St. 7 p.m. today, study session, 5 p.m. Public hearings n A public hearing regarding the need to make sewer improvements in Sewer District No. 17-D to serve properties in White Oaks Subdivision. n A public hearing to consider the request of Michael W. Bennett for a special-use permit to construct an elevator addition at 1200 N. Cape Rock Drive in an R-1, single-family residential district...
Missouri woman killed in Sunday morning accident (12/04/06)
A Ste. Genevieve, Mo., woman was killed early Sunday morning when her vehicle ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree. Melinda K. Clubb, 24, was traveling northbound on Route EE, a half-mile south of Frye Road, in Ste. Genevieve County when the accident occurred...
Community digest 12/4/06 (12/04/06)
Winter festival at the University Greenhouse; East Prairie pageants open to community; SAR dedicates grave marker and cemetery; Concert to benefit Marines' Toys for Tots; AARP needs tax preparation assistance; Cape AARP meets today to install officers; Area Democrats mark wins with potluck dinner
Johnson completes Army basic training (12/04/06)
Pfc. William Hunter Johnson recently completed his Army basic training and graduated from Company B Second Battalion-81st Regiment at Fort Knox, Ky. He is the son of Lisa and Mark Stewart of Commerce, Mo. Johnson is a 2006 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, Mo...
CASA program receives a dozen new volunteers (12/04/06)
New Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers of Southeast Missouri were sworn in by Judge Scott E. Thomsen recently. The group of 12 brought CASA of Southeast Missouri's current volunteer total to 48. CASA volunteers have completed 30 hours of special training and serve as advocates for abused and neglected children under jurisdiction of the 32nd Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court in Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Perry counties...
St. Joseph's use of inmate labor draws criticism (12/04/06)
The Associated Press ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Prison labor costs the city only about $1 per inmate, but a local union official says the practice has prevented law-abiding residents from earning money. City Manager Vince Capell instituted a no-construction policy for inmates in 2002, but questions have continued to arise about how the city has used inmate labor...
Researchers build better apple, but face uphill battle (12/04/06)
BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- Schuyler Korban knows the apple has come a long way since Adam and Eve. People have cultivated such a love for apples that only the tastiest, crunchiest and most blemish-free make it to supermarkets. Now Korban, a University of Illinois plant geneticist, believes he and colleagues at Rutgers and Purdue universities have hit upon something that could shake the industry to its core: They've developed a variety resistant to apple scab...
Amid questions about crimped availability, oil industry denies manipulation to keep prices high (12/04/06)
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- You'd think it was Texas. Dusty roads course the scrubland toward oil tanks and warehouses. Beefy men talk oil over burritos at lunch. Like grazing herds, oil wells dip nonstop amid the tumbleweed -- or even into the asphalt of a parking lot...
Holocaust survivor Welles who hunted Nazis dead at 79 (12/04/06)
NEW YORK -- Elliot Welles, a Holocaust survivor who found the officer who ordered his mother's death and turned that personal triumph into a relentless crusade to track down fugitive Nazis, has died. He was 79. Welles died of an apparent heart attack at his Bronx home last Tuesday, his son, Mark Welles, of Roslyn, N.Y. said on Sunday...
Hugo Chavez re-elected president of Venezuela (12/04/06)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Leftist President Hugo Chavez won re-election in Venezuela by a wide margin Sunday, giving him free reign for a more radical turn toward socialism and six more years to counter U.S. influence in Latin America and beyond. Challenger Manuel Rosales conceded defeat but vowed to remain in opposition, resisting a leader he accuses of edging Venezuela toward authoritarian rule...
Jackson boys declared champion of weather-plagued Farmington tournament (12/04/06)
While weather prevented the Farmington Invitational boys basketball tournament from finishing out bracket play, Jackson picked up a pair of victories Saturday and was declared the champion with a 3-0 mark. The Indians knocked off Doniphan 80-74 in their first game Saturday, and came back later that night to beat St. James 61-53...
Scott County overcomes lack of depth with determined play (12/04/06)
The Scott County Central boys basketball team doesn't have the depth to wear down teams with waves of players. In fact, the Braves' runner-up finish in the Oran Invitational tournament last week left an impression because they did it while relying on a six-player rotation...
Redhawks were no match for hot Bears (12/04/06)
Stopping Bernice Mosby, Rachel Allison and Danielle Wilson is tough enough. When Baylor is hitting its 3-pointers, it's not even fair. Freshman Latara Darrett and junior point guard Angela Tisdale combined to hit seven 3-pointers on Saturday night, giving 13th-ranked Baylor an even more potent attack for Southeast Missouri State to contend with...
Missouri will face Oregon St. in Sun Bowl (12/04/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri accepted an invitation Sunday to play Oregon State in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 29. The Tigers (8-4), who finished second in the Big 12's North division, will be making back-to-back bowl appearances for the first time since 1997-98. Last season, Missouri beat South Carolina in the Independence Bowl...
Mizzou improves to 9-0 with win over Evansville (12/04/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson gave his team a special message heading into its first game after its biggest win of the season. "He said 'a pat on the back will set you back,"' Missouri guard Keon Lawrence said. And though Lawrence acknowledged the Tigers entered Sunday's game against Evansville with Thursday's win over Arkansas still in the back of their minds, they rebounded from a lackluster first half to beat Evansville 73-54 Sunday...
Hull raiser (12/04/06)
ST. LOUIS -- During his heyday with the St. Louis Blues, Brett Hull was good for a goal a game along with maybe a gripe or two. His outspoken nature matched his knack for finding that perfect spot to unleash his slap shot. "He wasn't your prototypical hockey player in a sense that he was very colorful, he spoke his mind, he loved the game, and he was very opinionated about it," said close friend and former teammate Wayne Gretzky. "He was honest to a fault."...
Sunday's NFL results (12/04/06)
Bears 23, Vikings 23 Devin Hester ran into the record book again. Ricky Manning Jr. returned an interception for a touchdown, and the Chicago Bears claimed their second straight NFC North title. Hester tied an NFL record with his fourth touchdown return, and Manning ran back an interception 54 yards to lead Chicago (10-2) over Minnesota...
Rams flounder; Bulger questions effort (12/04/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The normally soft-spoken Marc Bulger had to speak up: St. Louis had just lost to the Arizona Cardinals at home, and the Rams' mistakes Sunday made it "obvious" that some of his teammates are no longer committed. "I know there's some guys in here who don't care," Bulger said in a 34-20 loss to Arizona on Sunday...
Katrina Kids teach adults a lesson in second chances (12/04/06)
AP Sports Columnist Bastrop, La., (pop. 13,000), is one of those gritty little towns burrowed into the Bayou where what you say and hear while sitting in church matters -- and where football, sometimes, matters even more. That helps explain why this weekend it will be the backdrop for one of the more compelling stories in sports...
Nerds on the move (12/04/06)
You've heard of them: They're nerds. At least according to their radio commercials. But for the last two years or so Computer 21 has slipped a little below the radar. Two years ago, a fire severely damaged their office on Christine. A laptop battery exploded, of all things...
People on the move (12/04/06)
'Colonel' graduates from auction college Earning the honorary title of "colonel," Robin Barks-Anderson, daughter of Bob and Claueda Barks of Barks Auction Service LLC of Jackson, was graduated recently from World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa...
Professional decorators decking the halls ... for profit (12/04/06)
A few years back, Lorili and Bart Ozbun opted for an unusual Christmas present for each other -- they'd never have to decorate the outside of their home for Christmas again. But they weren't giving up the holiday spirit. The Cape Girardeau couple just decided that they'd hire someone else to do it...
Anna Wibbenmeyer (12/04/06)
Anna J. Wibbenmeyer, 90, formerly of Apple Creek, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006,, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 28, 1916, in Perry County, the daughter of Theodore and Mary Sauer Rellergert. She and Robert A. Wibbenmeyer were married on May 7, 1955. He preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1992...
William Anderson (12/04/06)
William Franklin Anderson, 83, of Marble Hill, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at his home in Marble Hill. He was born March 11, 1923, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of Franklin and Olive Haley Anderson. He and Floyce Leona Feagan were married on April 3, 1954, in Hernando, Miss...
Shane Hodges (12/04/06)
Shane Hodges, 44, of McKenzie, Tenn., formerly of Delta, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006. Survivors include his mother, Sharon Gibbons of Delta. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Oakdale Chapel in Camden, Tenn.
Police report 12/4/06 (12/04/06)
DWIs; Arrests; Assault; Burglary; Theft; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 12/4/06 (12/04/06)
An estimated 200 to 300 gallons of a corrosive chemical spilled when a tanker-truck overturns on Interstate 55, a mile south of Scott City; the chemical is identified as diaminocyclohexane, a corrosive and an irritant produced by Du Pont Chemical Co...
Holiday cheer (12/04/06)
Each year the folks at Hutson's Fine Furniture help make Christmas in downtown Cape Girardeau extra special. Viewing their meticulously crafted window display has become a holiday tradition for so many families. This year the model trains run through a replica streetscape of downtown Cape Girardeau...
Speak Out 12/4/06 (12/04/06)
Prosecution issues; Saddened by death; Father's message; Paying support; Do the job; Limit parking; Still needs work; Lots of administrators; Delightful person; Subjective scoring; Stormtrooper cops; No raises for judges; Snow and ice; Raises for deputies; Paying judges; Choosing schools; Proud of Cape; Awesome displays; Jackson's parade; Bright holiday; List is working; Ride to church; Christmas kindness; Christmas spirit; Art for sale; Burning odor
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