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Stories from Sunday, November 25, 2007

Parade postponed one week due to weather (11/25/07)
The Parade of Lights will not be held this afternoon because of the weather, the Cape Girardeau Police Department announced. The parade, organized by Old Town Cape, is the traditional kick off of the Christmas shopping season in downtown Cape Girardeau. The parade had been scheduled to begin at 5 p.m...
Cape man arrested on robbery charge (11/25/07)
Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau police arrested a man in connection with a robbery that occurred near Breakaways Bar & Billiards, 15 N. Main St., about 10 p.m. Friday. Sean K. Poole, 23, of Cape Girardeau has been charged with first-degree robbery, armed criminal action, assault of a police animal and resisting arrest. ...
Power cut when car hits pole; woman in custody (11/25/07)
Southeast Missourian Traffic lights were out and electricity to surrounding businesses and homes was affected when a vehicle struck a traffic light post at Independence Street and Caruthers Avenue about 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Lights at Caruthers Avenue and Broadway were also affected. A 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated as a contributing factor to the accident. As of 9 p.m., AmerenUE was still working to restore power...
3 schools exempt from NCLB sanctions (11/25/07)
While all public schools in Cape Girardeau are expected to meet the same requirements, they do not face equal consequences if those standards are not met. Under the No Child Left Behind Act, a continually failing school receives sanctions that become progressively more severe each year progress is not made...
Collections begin for gift campaigns (11/25/07)
Amber, 22, is a single mother and full-time student at Southeast Missouri State University. Up until September, she also had a full-time job as a supervisor. Until she finds a new job, she's worried about how she is going to provide Christmas gifts for her 4-year-old daughter, Ashley. Ashley is an energetic child who loves arts and crafts, especially painting. Amber said an easel with a thick notebook would be a perfect Christmas gift. Ashley also likes Bratz dolls...
Ameren to donate light bulbs to senior centers (11/25/07)
Southeast Missourian AmerenUE will donate 5,000 Energy Star light bulbs to the Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging for distribution to 22 senior centers. The compact fluorescent light bulbs use up to 75 percent less energy than typical incandescent light bulbs and last up to 10 times longer, according to an AmerenUE news release. ...
First week of flights (11/25/07)
Tim LeGrand of Benton, Mo., was glad to have passenger air service back at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport in time for Thanksgiving this year. The resumption of service made it much easier to spend some holiday time with his son in Winston-Salem, N.C., where his Friday afternoon flight would eventually take him after a brief stop in Cincinnati...
Club news (11/25/07)
Sedgewickville UMW The Sedgewickville United Methodist Women met Nov. 14 at the home of Allison Shrum and made plans to host a chili-soup supper from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday. It will be held in the church fellowship hall. Also, a country store with crafts and baked goods will be held on the same day. An afghan made by Teresa Payne will be raffled off. The proceeds from the raffle will be given to Birthright...
Officials ID two killed in crash that closed I-64 (11/25/07)
Officials ID two killed in crash that closed I-64 O'FALLON, Ill. -- Authorities have identified two women killed in a multicar accident that shut down Interstate 64 about 15 miles east of St. Louis for hours. Illinois State Police said sisters 18-year-old Jessica Uhl and 13-year-old Kelli Uhl, both of Collinsville, Ill., died in Friday's accident. ...
Mo. artist paints hundreds of state landscapes (11/25/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Billyo O'Donnell is an artist on the move. For the past seven years, O'Donnell has traveled 160,000 miles and has painted landscapes from all 114 Missouri counties and the city of St. Louis. He finished his last painting this past summer...
Ex-husband of missing pregnant woman dies (11/25/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Family members of a missing pregnant woman say her ex-husband has died, leaving the future of the couple's 7-year-old daughter uncertain. The parents of Amanda Jones said Jeffrey "Scott" Jones died Friday of unknown causes. "I'm still in shock about it," said Bertha Propst, the mother of Amanda Jones. "My heart goes out to his family right now. My main concern is for our granddaughter."...
FBI joins search for missing Illinois woman (11/25/07)
FBI joins search for missing Illinois woman CHICAGO -- The FBI will join the search for Stacy Peterson, the missing wife of a former suburban police sergeant, according to a Chicago-based spokesman for the federal agency. The FBI's involvement comes at the request of the Illinois State Police, which is leading the investigation of the Bolingbrook mother's disappearance. ...
Schools prepare to be tested on science (11/25/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Amie Turner's fifth-grade students at Mark Twain Elementary peeled back the petals of lilies and looked inside. Students identified female parts, like the stigma and ovaries, and the male part, the stamen. "It's pretty cool to look at this stuff," said Ty Thatcher. "Some of this stuff you never knew was in a flower."...
Rumors of hog farm lead to health ordinance (11/25/07)
GREENFIELD, Mo. -- Rumors about a large hog farm coming to Dade County in southwest Missouri have prompted the county's commissioners to pass a controversial health ordinance. Reports have been circulating about a corporation possibly acquiring options to buy 10,000 to 20,000 acres of land north of Lockwood. Dade County commissioners decided to get ahead of the matter -- unanimously approving a health ordinance last week...
Wildfire driven by Santa Ana wind destroys homes above Malibu, Calif. (11/25/07)
MALIBU, Calif. -- A fast-moving wildfire pushed by Santa Ana winds raced through the canyons and over the mountains of this wealthy enclave for the second time in little more than a month Saturday, destroying dozens of homes and forcing as many as 14,000 residents to flee...
Islamic school in Virginia defends itself against 'Terror High' label (11/25/07)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Its most virulent critics have dubbed it "Terror High," and 12 U.S. senators and a federal commission want to shut it down. The teachers, administrators and some 900 students at the Islamic Saudi Academy in Fairfax County have heard the allegations for years -- after the Sept. 11 attacks and then a few years later when a class valedictorian admitted he had joined al-Qaida...
Texas town sells for $3.8 million on eBay (11/25/07)
SAN ANTONIO -- Someone in Italy placed the winning bid of $3.8 million on Friday for an unpopulated, one-house Texas town auctioned online. No one lives permanently in the 13-acre town of Albert, about 60 miles north of San Antonio, but the tavern created from the frame of the old general store is open on weekends...
Train with hazardous materials derails in Baltimore; no injuries or spill (11/25/07)
BALTIMORE -- A freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed Saturday morning near the center of Baltimore. No injuries were reported, and there was no sign of a leakage or spill, fire department Capt. Roman Clark said. By afternoon, authorities were removing the wreckage and allowing traffic and pedestrians back into the vicinity after repeated air samples showed no sign of danger...
Ford Mustang Bullitt has thrills galore (11/25/07)
Steve McQueen's movie "Bullitt" -- featuring the handsome actor coolly driving a stripped-down Ford Mustang during a nail-biting car chase in downtown San Francisco -- is 40 years old this year. But fans need not mark the film's anniversary by munching microwave popcorn and viewing the DVD from an easy chair. ...
Communities seek national heritage designation (11/25/07)
WASHINGTON -- Every region of the country has its own piece of Americana that locals brag about to visitors. Increasingly, they are asking Congress to help spread the word through a little-known federal program that designates National Heritage Areas...
Turkeys visit N.Y. town for Thanksgiving (11/25/07)
GREENLAWN, N.Y. -- Fifteen wild turkeys strutted into a suburban hamlet on Thanksgiving Day and then left just in time to avoid dinner. The turkeys showed up Thursday morning, drawing crowds of spectators, but left -- marching in single file -- at about 1 p.m...
Liberian immigrant on trial in NYC for smuggling monkey meat (11/25/07)
NEW YORK -- From her baptism in Liberia to Christmas years later in her adopted New York City, Mamie Manneh never lost the longing to celebrate religious rituals by eating monkey meat. Now, the tribal customs of Manneh and other West African immigrants have become the focus of an unusual criminal case charging her with meat smuggling and touching on issues of religious freedom, infectious diseases and wildlife preservation...
Moscow court sentences Kasparov to 5 days in jail for leading demonstration (11/25/07)
MOSCOW -- Russian authorities arrested former world chess champion Garry Kasparov on Saturday and sentenced him to five days in prison after he helped lead a protest against President Vladimir Putin that ended in clashes with police. Kasparov, one of President Vladimir Putin's harshest critics, was charged with organizing an unsanctioned procession of at least 1,500 people against Putin, chanting anti-government slogans and resisting arrest, court documents said. ...
In standoff with Iran, no smoking gun but some strong evidence of nuclear ambitions (11/25/07)
The accusations come almost every day from U.S. officials: Iran is seeking a nuclear weapon. Sponsoring terrorism. Killing Americans in Iraq. Intent on Israel's destruction. Yet, some officials add, its government will collapse if only given a push...
High price of failure raises urgency of Mideast peace conference in Md. (11/25/07)
JERUSALEM -- This week's Mideast peace conference is unlike any previous U.S. attempt to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict because the price of failure has risen dramatically:~ The biggest question is not whether a deal can be reached, but whether it can be implemented...
Labor sweeps Australian election; policy changes on global warming, Iraq ahead (11/25/07)
SYDNEY, Australia -- Conservative Prime Minister John Howard, one of the Bush administration's staunchest allies, suffered a humiliating election defeat Saturday at the hands of an opposition leader who has vowed to pull troops out of Iraq. Labor leader Kevin Rudd, a Chinese-speaking former diplomat, has also promised to sign the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, leaving the U.S. as the only industrialized country not to have joined it...
Attacks bring fresh challenges for Musharraf (11/25/07)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- President Gen. Pervez Musharraf faces a potent challenge today with the return from exile of the religiously conservative elected leader he overthrew eight years ago. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to arrive in the eastern city of Lahore with the country still reeling from a set of brazen suicide attacks. Many Pakistanis are angry that a recently declared state of emergency has muzzled Musharraf's critics but not quelled militant violence...
Jackson defense collects honors (11/25/07)
The Jackson defense was certainly an important reason why the Indians advanced to the Class 5 state semifinal game against Waynesville this fall. The Indians' defense allowed 125 points in 12 games for an average of 10.4 points per game. So it is not too surprising that players from this group earned seven of the 13 spots on the SEMO-North all-conference defensive team and six of 11 spots on the all-region defensive team...
Meadow Heights boys collect pair of victories (11/25/07)
The Meadow Heights boys basketball team bounced back from a season-opening loss to Leopold to beat Winona 87-81 in overtime Friday and then post its second win Saturday, beating East Carter 74-58. "It felt good to win. We're starting to slowly get back in the swing of things," Meadow Heights coach Tom Brown said after the first victory...
Nonconference games bolster athletic department's coffers (11/25/07)
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team did not fare as well as it hoped during the Chicago Invitational Challenge, winning one of four games. But the Redhawks were well compensated. For competing in the eight-team event, Southeast received $85,000. Minus expenses, that money goes to the university's general athletic department revenue...
Southeast salvages win in Chicago tournament (11/25/07)
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- The atmosphere that greeted Southeast Missouri State and Longwood for their final game in the Chicago Invitational Challenge could best be described as sterile. There were approximately 30 fans in the 10,000-seat Sears Centre for Saturday's 11:30 a.m. tipoff...
Redhawks drop second straight in New Mexico (11/25/07)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team struggled to collect rebounds on both offense and defense and dropped its second contest of the weekend with a 60-49 loss to Northern Colorado on Saturday. The Redhawks' two losses -- the first was Friday to Texas State -- were after the program started the season 4-0, marking the first time the team had began with four consecutive wins in the school's Division I history. ...
Taking a tour (11/25/07)
Lots of people open the door to their homes to family and friends during the holiday season. Several couples in Cape Girardeau and Jackson will open the doors to their homes to hundreds of complete strangers next weekend for the Holiday Home Tour. The tour showcases six homes in the area that are unique in design or decor. Most of the homes are elaborately decorated for the holidays...
Get out and pedal yourself, bicyclist challenges (11/25/07)
Editor's note: Matt Wittmer is a Cape Girardeau native and an avid cyclist. He is helping plot a bike route from Canada to Key West, Fla., as part of the East Coast Greenway. Wittmer's portion of the ride started in September in Washington, D.C., and will end in Key West this month....
We're insane and undecided, so help us choose a baby name (11/25/07)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller share the same small house (still), work in the same office (again) and somehow manage to cling to their sanity (barely). Older and wiser (she's wiser, he's just older), the Southeast Missourian sweethearts offer their views on everyday issues, told from two different perspectives....
Husband is pulling a fast one (11/25/07)
Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2002 Daewoo wagon. (I'll pause here for your laughter.) I have owned it since it was new and have adequately maintained it, and it has just under 50,000 miles on it. Recently we took a trip, and because of an ongoing oil drip, my husband checked the oil, added a half-quart and then we headed home. ...
'Lost' star Daniel Dae Kim pleads not guilty to drunken driving charge (11/25/07)
HONOLULU -- ABC's "Lost" star Daniel Dae Kim entered an initial plea of not guilty to a drunken driving charge Friday. Kim, 39, who plays Jin-Soo Kwon on the TV show, was arrested Oct. 25 when a Honolulu police officer spotted him driving erratically...
Clay Hunter Jr. (11/25/07)
Clay Ewing Hunter Jr., 88, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at his home. He was born Sept. 4, 1919, in Richmond, Va., the son of Clay Ewing and Elizabeth (Bell) Hunter Sr. He and Marjorie Imogene "Jean" Ireland were married on July 11, 1942, in St. Louis...
Patricia Harrison (11/25/07)
Patricia Harrison, 46, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hos-pital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Violet Strebler (11/25/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Violet V. Strebler, 88, of Chaffee died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 22, 1919, in Chaonia, Mo., daughter of Jeff Lloyd and Annie Delilah Rievley Morgan. She married C.A. "Shorty" Strebler on March 27, 1937. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1975...
Spencer Jones (11/25/07)
Spencer "Pete" Jones, 78, formerly of Jackson, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, in Diamondhead, Miss. He was born Sept. 11, 1929, in Holstein, Mo., son of Spencer C. and Ethel G. Morton Jones. He and Laura Lawrence were married Aug. 5, 1951. She died Jan, 18, 1983. He and Helen Schulte Stroud were married Jan. 7, 1984...
Schoen-Morrison (11/25/07)
Melinda Emilie Schoen and Chad Benjamin Morrison were married April 21, 2007, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas. The Rev. Robert Mann performed the ceremony. Organist was Marian Leimbach and pianist was Sasha Smies. The bride is the daughter of John and Teri Schoen of Oak Ridge. The groom is the son of Rodney Morrison of Uniontown, Mo., and Susan Turner of Altenburg, Mo...
Hartle-Kiplinger (11/25/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Anna Marie Hartle and Randy Gene Kiplinger Jr. were united in marriage Oct. 20, 2007, at Advance United Methodist Church. Tom Zych and Sarah Hamilton performed the ceremony. Pianist was Jesse Holder, and vocalists were Holder and her father, Ryan Holder of Advance...
Landewee-McGowen (11/25/07)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Kristi Landewee and Eric McGowen were married Aug. 17, 2007, at St. John's Catholic Church. The Rev. Derek Swanson performed the ceremony. Shelby Vandeven and Cole Wesbecher of Leopold, cousins of the bride, were acolytes. Reader was Brittney Lee of Cape Girardeau...
Moore-Bragg (11/25/07)
Carissa Marie Moore and Nathan David Bragg were married June 21, 2007, at the Church of Christ in Jackson. The Rev. Bryan McAlister performed the ceremony. Music was by Trio Girardeaux. Scriptures were read by the Rev. David Bragg, father of the groom, and the Rev. Naamon Eaker, grandfather of the bride...
Smith-Mathes (11/25/07)
Shelley Renee Smith and Michael Allen Mathes were married Oct. 13, 2007, at their home. The Rev. Gary Brothers performed the ceremony. Music was by the Mid Life Crisis Band. Vocalists were Tera Mathes of Cape Girardeau, daughter-in-law of the groom, and Kasey Mathes-Klughart of Benton, Mo., daughter of the groom...
Bohnert-Massie (11/25/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Stephanie Bohnert and Robert Massie exchanged vows July 7, 2007, at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Rev. Christopher Cole performed the ceremony. Organist was Allyn Steffens and violinist was Valerie Moll, both of Perryville. The bride is the daughter of Ken and Jayne Bohnert of Perryville. The groom is the son of Robert and Nancy Massie of Bourbon, Mo., and Lisa Benton of St. James, Mo...
Puchbauer-Nothdurft (11/25/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Kent Puchbauer of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Puchbauer, to Jeremie Nothdurft. He is the son of Paul Nothdurft of Jackson and Janie Nothdurft of Poplar Bluff, Mo. Puchbauer expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May 2008...
Griffith-Rodgers (11/25/07)
Steve and Jackie Griffith of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Deidre Diane Griffith, to Adam Wayne Rodgers. He is the son of Michael Rodgers and Jo Rodgers of Cape Girardeau. Griffith is an administrative partner at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Miller-Ludwig (11/25/07)
Brian and Mary Miller of Oak Ridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Kathleen Miller, to Robert Joseph Ludwig, both of Oak Ridge. He is the son of Gary and Catherine Ludwig of Patton, Mo., and Donnie and Sheryl Henley of Jackson. Miller is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Wesbecher-Beussink (11/25/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ronnie and Pam Wesbecher of Marble Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Leigh Wesbecher, to Matthew Frederick Beussink. He is the son of Fred and Betty Beussink of Leopold, Mo. Wesbecher is a 2003 graduate of Leopold High School. She attended Southeast Missouri State University, and is pursuing a doctorate of dental surgery degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City...
Brown-Ziegler (11/25/07)
John and Rosalie Brown of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Stella Rosalie Brown of Paducah, Ky., to Michael David Ziegler of Memphis, Tenn. He is the son of David and Sharon Ziegler of Brentwood, Tenn. Brown received a bachelor of science degree in graphic design from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a graphic artist with Image Graphics Inc. in Paducah...
Crawford - 65 years (11/25/07)
Mr. and Mrs. John Crawford of Cape Girardeau recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Crawford and Mary Louise Hector were married Nov. 14, 1942, in Jackson. They farmed and lived in the Delta area until moving to Cape Girardeau 15 years ago...
Fire report 11/25/07 (11/25/07)
n At 4:01 p.m., emergency medical service at 3439 William St. n At 7:21 p.m., emergency medical service in the 500 block of South Frederick Street. n At 7:33 p.m., emergency medical service in the 500 block of South Benton Street. n At 7:36 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of South West End Boulevard...
Police report 11/25/07 (11/25/07)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Brenda Rhodes of Fenton, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and striking a stopped vehicle. Arrests n Ronald Hill, 42, no address given, was arrested on a Jefferson County warrant for child neglect/ nonsupport, a Cape Girardeau County warrant for failure to appear for an original offense of possession of marijuana and a Stoddard County warrant for failure to appear for an original offense of possession of paraphernalia and two counts of dangerous drugs.. ...
Out of the past 11/25/07 (11/25/07)
Thanksgiving Day. After weeks of speculation concerning the fate of Southeast Missouri State University football mentor Jim Lohr, the ninth-year coach's job is apparently safe for at least one more year. Cape Girardeau Fire Chief Charles Mills says he is making some changes to the dormitory and restroom facilities at the main fire station to accommodate the city's first female firefighter; Mary Mosebach, 29, will be required to sleep in the dorm of the fire house when on duty...
Christmas cheer (11/25/07)
This is the season for special events and fundraisers to help those in our communities who need and deserve special assistance. The Salvation Army bell ringers are out in full force. Shoppers are dropping their coins and bills into the kettles as the Salvation Army conducts its major fundraising for the year. The Tree of Lights campaign has a goal of $270,000 to defray the Salvation Army's many expenses throughout the year...
Speak Out 11/25/07 (11/25/07)
League's voting info; Stem-cell advance; Graduation conflict; Closer scrutiny; Sharing the road; Biking benefits; Not safe anywhere
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