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Stories from Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Public school classes available to private, homeschooled students (12/26/06)
Public-school classrooms aren't off limits to homeschooled, private and parochial school students in Missouri, but few take advantage of the opportunity, local school officials say. Under state law, students may attend a private, parochial or homeschool part of the day and take classes in the public school district during the remainder of the school day...
Seminars geared to explain voluminous building code (12/26/06)
When it comes to building codes, experts say it's good to have all of Southeast Missouri hammering nails the same way. That's why Cape Girardeau will hold two seminars to update area inspectors, builders and engineers on the International Building Code and the International Residential Code...
Military digest (12/26/06)
Kelly High graduate completes basic training Army Pvt. William H. Johnson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Knox, Ky. He is the son of Mark and E. Stewart of Commerce, Mo. Johnson is a 2006 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School at Benton, Mo...
Gallagher sued for breach of contract over Branson shows (12/26/06)
BRANSON, Mo. -- A comedian known for smashing watermelons during his performances has been sued for breach of contract over his Branson shows, some of which were canceled after he allegedly pushed an audience member. Miami-based show promoters Branson Partners LLC, which brought comedian Gallagher to Branson, has sued Leo Gallagher, 59, in Taney County Circuit Court. ...
K.C. looking to display old plane in airport garage (12/26/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The city is looking for a place to display an old aircraft thought to be one of the first planes built for leisure flying. The disassembled American Eaglet now sits behind a partition at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport's maintenance garage...
'Godfather of Soul,' James Brown, dies at 73 (12/26/06)
ATLANTA -- James Brown, the undeniable "Godfather of Soul," told friends from his hospital bed that he was looking forward to performing on New Year's Eve, even though he was ill with pneumonia. His heart gave out a few hours later, on Christmas morning...
The Few, the Proud (12/26/06)
It's been three and a half years since the United States launched Operation Iraqi Freedom, but Marine Corps recruiting stations are still going strong, although they may soon be asked to do more. At the station at 3019 William St. in Cape Girardeau, officers say they're having no trouble "making their mission," that is, meeting recruitment quotas...
New Year's events slated (12/26/06)
What may be one of the biggest New Year's Eve bashes in the area this year will be about more than just partying. Starting at 8 p.m. New Year's Eve, local country act The John D. Hale Band, will play a party at the Plaza Conference Center with the goal of having a good time and raising money to benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and a boy from the Marble Hill, Mo., area who had a tumor removed from this liver earlier this year, 5-year-old Aidan King...
Illinois man facing drug charges (12/26/06)
Southeast Missourian MINER, Mo. -- A Caseyville, Ill., man is in custody on a $200,000 bond charged with seven counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute and one count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to cultivate...
Holiday volunteers wrapping up efforts (12/26/06)
Santa Claus made a special stop at Southeast Missouri Hospital Monday morning to deliver stuffed toy bears to patients, and Ashton Presley could not have been more excited. The 4-year-old had been given a baby sister a few hours earlier, which he said was a good Christmas gift, but seeing Santa was a welcome surprise...
Proceeds from home tour benefit LFCS (12/26/06)
About 700 sponsorships and ticket sales from The 19th annual Holiday Home Tour raised $22,000 for Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri's Southeast Missouri office. Regional development officer Melody Anderson said the recent tour raised about $5,000 more than last year's fund-raising tour...
Church fire (12/26/06)
ST. LOUIS -- A Christmas Eve fire destroyed a St. Louis church that congregation members say was more than 100 years old. Resurrection Lutheran Church was believed to have been empty when the fire began. A service had been held there earlier in the day, and the church did not plan to have a Christmas service...
Virtual technology lets families communicate across the miles (12/26/06)
CHICAGO -- Harvey Bumpus doesn't like to eat alone. But his wife died more than a year ago, family members are scattered from Little Rock, Ark., to Las Vegas and those who are closer have their own lives -- meaning most nights he heats up a simple meal of oatmeal or hot dogs and eats alone...
Cattlemen concerned about ethanol growth (12/26/06)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The men and women who shepherd cattle from birth to the slaughterhouse door like the idea of ethanol -- just not so much of it so fast. A jump in corn prices -- fueled largely by the demand from ethanol refiners -- has made it more expensive to feed cattle...
Study suggests children able to overcome food allergies (12/26/06)
WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth White's first encounter with peanuts -- a nibble of a peanut butter cracker at age 14 months -- left the toddler gasping for breath. Within minutes, her airways were swelling shut. A mere fifth of a peanut was enough to trigger an allergic reaction...
Travelers scrambled to get home (12/26/06)
DENVER -- Hundreds of flights left Denver's beleaguered airport on Christmas Eve with many passengers who had been stranded when a two-day blizzard shut down the runways last week. The airport's two biggest airlines, United and Frontier, said they flew full schedules of a combined 1,200 flights Sunday. They had a similar schedule Saturday as travelers around the country whose itineraries were wrecked by the storm raced to get home...
MySpace users tempting targets for digital vandals (12/26/06)
LOS ANGELES -- MySpace.com devotee Kary Rogers was expecting to see a gut-busting video when a friend from the popular online hangout messaged him a link. First, though, he was directed to a page where he was supposed to re-enter his password. Rogers realized that someone was trying to steal his information, and he didn't take the bait. At best, he would be spammed with junk e-mails; worse, the Web thief might steal his real-life identity...
Resolutions: Save more, reduce debt, shore up job (12/26/06)
NEW YORK -- Resolved: I'm going to save more money, pay down my debt, check my credit report, improve my job prospects and review my life insurance. For those too lazy to come up with their own resolutions for the new year, these are the recommendations of consumer experts from around the country...
Travelers stay ahead of guidebooks through Web (12/26/06)
NEW YORK -- Had Jani Patokallio relied solely on a printed travel guidebook to plan a recent trip to Cambodia, he might have skipped a visit to Sihanoukville, turned off by talk of bumpy bus rides, bombed out buildings and kidnappings. But after checking out Wikitravel, one of several free sites that let travelers themselves share information and reviews, he learned the seaside town has changed since the book's printing...
Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament reruns could be riveting (12/26/06)
The Christmas season is a time for holiday reruns on television. In keeping with the holiday theme, this year's Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament is littered with potential reruns to entertain area basketball fans. Three potential marquee matchups in this year's tournament have already taken place, including Scott County and Bell City, Charleston and Notre Dame and Jackson and Notre Dame...
Jackson makes habit of playing for tourney title (12/26/06)
Jackson's boys basketball team went 22 years between its first appearance in the finals of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament in 1964 to its next in 1987. The Indians have made the championship game a habit since then, appearing in the finals 10 of the past 17 tournaments. Jackson's current streak of three straight championship appearances matches its longest, and the Indians have made the finals five of the past six seasons...
Woods wins AP award for fourth time (12/26/06)
Tiger Woods had an answer for everything. When he missed the cut at the U.S. Open for the first time in a major -- his first tournament after his father died of cancer -- some questioned whether he could rekindle his desire to dominate. He never finished worse than second in stroke play the rest of the season...
Suppan reaches deal with Brewers (12/26/06)
MILWAUKEE -- NL championship series MVP Jeff Suppan reached a preliminary agreement Sunday on a $42 million, four-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. Suppan must pass a physical for the deal to be finalized, the Brewers said in a rare Christmas Eve announcement. His contract includes a team option for 2011 with a $2 million buyout...
Patriots, Seahawks clinch division titles (12/26/06)
The New England Patriots can begin thinking about a fourth Super Bowl in six years after clinching the AFC East on Sunday. Seattle also got into the playoffs, securing the NFC West. The big difference: New England won and the Seahawks were stunned in the final minute by San Diego...
Raymond Sexton (12/26/06)
Raymond David Sexton, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 14, 1921, in New York City, New York. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements...
Ashley Rogers (12/26/06)
Ashley Nicole Rogers, 20, of Hayti, Mo., died Dec. 20, 2006, in Cape Girardeau. Ashley was a 2004 graduate of North Pemiscot High School and had attended Southeast Missouri State University. She was currently attending Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center and working at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital as a respiratory technician. She was a member of Gamma Sigma Sigma and a member of Hayti First United Methodist Church...
Robert Pitts Sr. (12/26/06)
Mr. Robert Eugene "Bob" Pitts Sr., 45, of Jonesboro, Ill., died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at his home. He was born Dec. 12, 1961, at Anna, Ill., the son of Jack Lee and Barbara Clutts Pitts. He was married to Marcia M. McCann on April 16, 1981, at Anna, Ill., Marcia died Dec. 21, 2006...
Irma Hill (12/26/06)
Irma Stewart Hill, 83, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Osceola, Neb. She was the daughter of Charles and Elsie (Wolfe) Stewart. She married W. Victor Hill on July 20, 1946, in Washington, D.C. He preceded her death on Feb. 27, 1987...
Robert Roeger (12/26/06)
Robert "Bob" Warren Roeger, 50, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at his residence in Cape Girardeau after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 26, 1956, in Ann Arbor, Mich., the son of Warren and Beverly Bradford Roeger...
Marcia Pitts (12/26/06)
Mrs. Marcia M. Pitts, 43, of Jonesboro, Ill., died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006 at her home. She was born July 25, 1963, in Anna, Ill., the daughter of Lloyd and Betty Linton McCann. She was married to Robert Eugene "Bob" Pitts on April 16, 1981, in Anna, Ill. Bob died Dec. 21, 2006...
Joy Curry (12/26/06)
Joy Lee Curry, 40, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at her Cape Girardeau residence. She was born May 16, 1966, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Laurel and Eunice (Farmer) Curry. She was employed by Southeast Missouri State University as a custodian. She was a member of Baptist Faith...
Fire report 12/26/06 (12/26/06)
n At 8:18 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of South West End Boulevard. n At 8:23 p.m., emergency medical service at Park Drive and North Main Street. n At 12:02 a.m., box alarm at 10 N. Ellis St. n At 5:42 a.m., odor investigation at 600 Commercial St...
Police report 12/26/06 (12/26/06)
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Out of the past 12/26/06 (12/26/06)
Final negotiations are in process for the First National Bank to relocate its home office from Main and Broadway to Independence and Mount Auburn Road; the institution, which is to become Centerre Bank Jan. 4, has contracted with Cape Girardeau Medical Arts, Inc., for the purchase of four acres at the new site...
Silent killer (12/26/06)
Seven deaths in Kirksville, Mo., and another seven deaths and more than 200 cases of poisoning in the Northwest have been attributed to carbon monoxide. The poisonings were so widespread in the Pacific Northwest because some people used charcoal grills and portable generators in enclosed spaces after a storm knocked out power across the region...
Events seen through history's prism (12/26/06)
To the editor:News flash to Alan Journet (whose television must be stuck on MSNBC or "The Daily Show"): The incoming Senate breakdown is 49 Democrats, 49 Republicans and two independents. Independents agreed to caucus with Democrats, but they're still independents...
Speak Out 12/26/06 (12/26/06)
Motives questioned; Cultural enjoyment; Amendment research; More campaigning; Great decision; Turn off headlights; Socialized medicine; Prediction comes true; Stay off the road; Smoking bell ringer; Did mayor's bidding; Deadly fighting
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