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Stories from Saturday, November 24, 2007

Cape seeks $100,000 for Common Pleas repairs (11/24/07)
Cape Girardeau will compete with 19 other DREAM communities to get one of five $100,000 courthouse preservation grants. On Monday, the Cape Girardeau City Council agreed unanimously to endorse the plan and provide $30,000 for the plan. The Cape Girardeau County Commission agreed to pay $50,000...
Chaffee hopes to sell or lease 'money pit' (11/24/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Since May, when the last employees of Thorngate Ltd.'s Chaffee warehouse stopped working there, the 28,000-square-foot building at 630 N. Main St. in Chaffee has sat empty. Thorngate's termination of its lease on the property was the end of a phase-out process that began in 1996. This is the first time the property hasn't been used in decades...
Hunters record fourth-highest deer harvest during firearms season (11/24/07)
Deer harvest numbers during Missouri's November firearms season were down 9 percent over last year's numbers, but overall hunters had a good season. The 214,494 deer processed were the fourth-highest number recorded in Missouri, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. Last year's harvest of 235,409 set the record...
Three Rivers gets $2 million in loan-sale funds (11/24/07)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three Rivers Community College received $2.2 million this month for capital improvements as part of the Lewis and Clark Discovery Initiative that Gov. Matt Blunt secured to improve Missouri's higher education facilities. The Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority auctioned off a sizable portion of its student loan portfolio, and the payment to Three Rivers is just part of $335 million recently collected by the state. ...
Briefly (11/24/07)
Episcopal church to offer chili during parade Christ Episcopal Church will open the red doors again to the community Sunday for its "Umpteenth Annual" free chili supper. Before, during and after the annual Parade of Lights, hot dogs and three kinds of chili -- regular, spicy-veggie and mild white -- will be served. Doors open at 4 p.m., and people will be served up until 7 p.m. in the parish hall at 101 N. Fountain St...
An early start to Black Friday (11/24/07)
Black Friday has a certain energy. People waiting in lines outside stores jogged in place and jogged through the parking lot, just itching to get in and get that fervently sought-after item. The people waiting inside the stores are just as hyped for the doors to open...
United Airlines' employee meal left five seeking medical help (11/24/07)
CHICAGO -- Five United Airlines workers sought medical attention for nausea and vomiting after the company provided employees with a Thanksgiving meal that included questionable turkey. United provided the turkey spread at O'Hare International Airport on Thursday for nearly 3,000 mechanics, baggage handlers and other airport employees, not including flight crew members, working the Thanksgiving holiday...
Downed limbs increase risk of wildfires in Mo. (11/24/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Ten months after an ice storm knocked down tree limbs and branches around Missouri, much of the debris is still on the ground. And now that the limbs and branches have dried out, firefighters are worried about the potential for wildfires...
Cancer patients' hope to conceive rests with MU researchers (11/24/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Before Michelle Baetiong began chemotherapy for abdominal cancer in 2006, she decided to have eggs from her ovary frozen, knowing there was only a 6 percent chance that the two harvested eggs would ever result in a successful pregnancy...
Missouri shoppers out in force Friday (11/24/07)
MAPLEWOOD, Mo. -- One for you, one for me. Black Friday shoppers stormed the stores for holiday gifts, and if they happened to see a few things for themselves along the way, they were OK with that, too. Several shoppers in Missouri said they weren't planning to go overboard on holiday gifts this year, but were picking up things they'd been eyeing for a while or needed for their homes...
Toddler survives fall from third-floor window without serious injury (11/24/07)
NEW YORK -- A toddler who crawled out a third-floor window during his family's Thanksgiving festivities and fell onto a store roof not only survived, he didn't even break a bone. Brandon Priebe said his 14-month-old son, Bradley, tumbled from a bedroom window in his aunt's Brooklyn apartment Thursday. His relatives said they thought the window was closed...
Firefighters training as anti-terrorism eyes of the government (11/24/07)
WASHINGTON -- Firefighters in major cities are being trained to take on a new role as lookouts for terrorism, raising concerns of eroding their standing as American icons and infringing on people's privacy. Unlike police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel don't need warrants to access homes and buildings, putting them in a position to spot behavior that could indicate terrorist activity...
Oral Roberts U. president resigns (11/24/07)
TULSA, Okla. -- The president of Oral Roberts University facing accusations he misspent school funds to support a lavish lifestyle resigned Friday, officials said. Richard Roberts' resignation is effective immediately, according to a statement e-mailed from George Pearsons, chairman of the school's board of regents...
Panda super couple's new cub at San Diego Zoo is to be named Monday (11/24/07)
SAN DIEGO -- Giving each other space may not work in every relationship, but it's what keeps the magic alive for the fertile giant panda pair at the San Diego Zoo. Since 2003, Bai Yun and her consort, Gao Gao, have produced three cubs, making them one of the most reproductively successful panda couples ever in captivity. Their youngest offspring, a chubby female, will be named Monday when she reaches 100 days old, following Chinese tradition...
Michigan teen worried about curfew tries the chimney route (11/24/07)
ROYAL OAK, Mich. -- A teenager worried about coming in past curfew did his best Santa Claus and headed down the chimney. Unfortunately, he didn't slide down quite as well as St. Nick. The 17-year-old boy was trying to sneak back into his room at the Judson Center social services agency Thursday night when he got stuck. A worker at the Center heard moaning and followed the noise to the chimney, authorities said...
Cruise ship sinks after hitting ice off Antarctica (11/24/07)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- A Canadian cruise ship struck submerged ice off Antarctica and began taking on water, but all 154 passengers and crew, Americans and Britons among them, took to lifeboats Friday and were plucked to safety by a passing cruise ship...
Aruba judge orders extended detention for 2 brothers in disappearance of teen (11/24/07)
ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- A judge Friday ordered an extended detention of two brothers held in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway after reviewing new evidence in the case of the missing teenager. Surinamese brothers Satish and Deepak Kalpoe will be detained in separate jails for at least another eight days while prosecutors continue to pursue the investigation. The brothers have been held since Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in Holloway's death...
Braves, Cubs win openersin Classic (11/24/07)
For Scott County Central, scoring shouldn't be a problem this year, but its lack of size might. For Bell City, defensive intensity is ahead of offensive execution. The Class 1 rivals have a few months to work things out before what could be another sectional meeting that sends the winner on to the state's final four...
Southeast falls to Coppin State in 2 OT (11/24/07)
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- The way Southeast Missouri State controlled most of the game, having to go overtime probably was the last thing on the Redhawks' minds. Ditto for the prospects of a second overtime. But that's how Friday's Chicago Invitational Challenge contest with Coppin State University wound up...
Guard Drew sizzles behind 3-point arc in Redhawks' loss (11/24/07)
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- A career performance Tuesday night got Jimmy Drew's confidence going. That feeling carried over into Friday's Chicago Invitational Challenge game against Coppin State. Drew, a sophomore guard from Anna-Jonesboro (Ill.) High School, led the Redhawks with a career-high 19 points as they suffered a 102-99 double-overtime loss...
Southeast women suffer first loss 80-47 (11/24/07)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season in lopsided fashion Friday in the New Mexico State Thanksgiving Classic. The Redhawks (4-1) never led in their game against Texas State and suffered an 80-47 loss...
The Lord prepares for your plate to overflow (11/24/07)
There are many wonderful things about Thanksgiving. A home full of the traditional Thanksgiving smells. Family and friends gathering around the table. Passing out in front of the television from a tryptophan overdose. Turkey sandwiches made from the leftovers the next day. A Thanksgiving celebration is only as rich as the preparation that went into it...
Briefly (11/24/07)
Heartland Pops to hold annual Christmas concert The annual Heartland Pops Orchestra and Chorus Christmas concert will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Cape First Church. The guest choir will be the Perry County Lutheran Chorale under the direction of Tyson Wunderlich. Mike Shain from KFVS12 will be the guest narrator. Tickets can be purchased at Cape First or by calling Jerry Ganiel at 579-6127, or at the door if any remain...
Religion in the News, (11/24/07)
West Virginia church uses recorded calls to spread the word of God By TOM BREEN Associated Press HURRICANE, W.Va. The telltale pause after you answer the phone usually means you're about to hear a fuzzy, recorded message offering unbeatable deals on satellite TV or trumpeting the virtues of a political candidate...
It's not all about the stuff (11/24/07)
"Dad, it's not all about stuff," said Katherine as she sat by her dad's bedside. Her father, Mark, was in critical condition. He may live, but he might not. Mark's main concern was that his financial affairs may not be handled right if he were unable to function physically and mentally. He worried about "what would become of his stuff."...
J.K. Rowling named entertainer of the year by Entertainment Weekly (11/24/07)
NEW YORK -- J.K. Rowling's magical, Midas touch has landed her on the cover of Entertainment Weekly as the magazine's entertainer of the year. The magazine said the "Harry Potter" author, who has sold nearly 400 million copies of her boy-wizard series that's been adapted into a megasuccessful movie franchise, deserved props for getting "people to tote around her big, old-fashioned printed-on-paper books as if they were the hottest new entertainment devices on the planet."...
Evelyn Barron (11/24/07)
Evelyn Mae Miller Barron, 94, of Burfordville died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 4, 1913, at Morehouse, Mo., daughter of Tony Everett and Lillian Lyota Viola Sprague Miller. She and James Allen Barron were married Jan. 28, 1934, at Chaffee, Mo. He died May 27, 1990, in San Diego, Calif...
Margery Secl (11/24/07)
ORAN, Mo. -- Margery B. Secl, 91, of Marion, Iowa, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa, following a brief illness. She was born Jan. 31, 1916, in Clutier, Iowa, daughter of Bedrich and Mary Posusta Kremenak. She and John Secl were married May 20, 1945, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He died Dec. 25, 2004...
Clay Hunter Jr. (11/24/07)
Clay Ewing Hunter Jr., 88, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at his home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Paula Kempe (11/24/07)
Paula E. Kempe, 101, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. She was born May 15, 1906, along with twin sister, Mary, now being deceased, to August H. and Louise B. Kempe. Miss Kempe graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1930. She was a member of Sorosis Literary Society and Tomahawks pep squad...
John Huls (11/24/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- John C. Huls, 83, of Jefferson City died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at Capital Region Medical Center. He was born May 10, 1924, at Matthews, Mo., son of James T. and Kate Scott Huls. He and Dorothy M. Wyrick were married May 24, 1949, at Independence, Mo...
Mary McGinness (11/24/07)
Mary D. McGinness, 82, of Granite City, Ill., died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, Ill. She was born May 19, 1925, in Jackson, daughter of Paul and Rose Steimel Browning. She and Charles Samuel McGinness were married April 24, 1948, in Washington, D.C. He died Aug. 13, 2001...
Blanche Clegg (11/24/07)
Blanche Clegg, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at her home. She was born May 5, 1926, in Murray, Utah, daughter of George and Jessie Fox Cox. She and Allan Clegg were married in Tooele, Utah. Clegg was a graduate of the University of Utah and Southern Utah University. She was a member of the ACLU, numerous environmental groups and peace organizations. She moved to Cape Girardeau in August 2006 from Parowan, Utah...
Paulette Hastings (11/24/07)
Paulette Hastings, 59, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Nov. 26, 1947, in Paris, Tenn., daughter of Clarence and Birdie Hutchins Lee. She and Richard M. Hastings were married Nov. 1, 1975, in Steele, Mo. He died in 1991...
Violet Strebler (11/24/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Violet V. Strebler, 88, of Chaffee died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Births 11/24/07 (11/24/07)
Rhodes; Backfisch; Wren; Bears-Banks; Heick; Phoenix; French
Police report 11/24/07 (11/24/07)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Julio C. Beltran, 25, 414 N. West End Blvd., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain a single lane, no driver's license, no proof of insurance and no seat belt...
Fire report 11/24/07 (11/24/07)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday: n At 7:55 p.m., a fire alarm at 211 St. Francis Drive. Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 3:09 a.m., emergency medical service in the 800 block of Karau Lane...
Out of the past 11/24/07 (11/24/07)
The Rev. Richard Johnson, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church, is guest speaker at the annual Community Thanksgiving Service; the service, sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Ministerial Alliance, is held in the evening at Old St. Vincent's Church. The planned expansion of Jackson's municipal power plant receives a boost when the board of aldermen approves the sale of almost $1.7 million in revenue bonds; the bond issue will finance the purchase of a new 3,000 kilowatt generator...
Winning the war (11/24/07)
From Forbes magazine: Congress is in full-throated debate over the Iraq war. The media are loaded with war-related stories. Ignore all of it. The best media coverage of the war in Iraq was supplied recently in the New York Post by Ralph Peters, a retired Army officer turned consultant/pundit (click on Opinion at nypost.com for stories). ...
211 Call for Help (11/24/07)
United Way affiliates around Missouri announced last week a new statewide phone number, 211, to provide information and referrals to people who need help. Area residents have become accustomed to First Call for Help, a program established several years ago by the United Way of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau...
Speak Out 11/24/07 (11/24/07)
Beautiful flags; Bigger issues; Flags were wet; Not in agreement; Raking leaves; Fantastic performance; Wrong image; Remove the crime; Playing with heart; We need more oil
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