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Stories from Friday, November 30, 2007

Emerson, Bond to speak on water resources law (11/30/07)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and U.S. Sen. Kit Bond will be at the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority at 3 p.m. today to talk about the passage of the 2007 Water Resources Development Act. State legislators and local waterways officials have been invited to meet with the two federal legislators...
Southeast tackles new strategic plan (11/30/07)
In three to five years, about 30 percent of the faculty at Southeast Missouri State University will be reaching retirement age. How to replace the retiring faculty was one of the topics discussed Friday as university officials and the board of regents held a strategic plan meeting...
Guinness confirms world record for simultaneous Mentos fountains (11/30/07)
Southeast Missouri now holds the world record for the most Mentos fountains launched at once. The notification from Guinness World Records came Thursday night, according to Jason Lindsey, the former KFVS12 science reporter who coordinated the launch at Arena Park on Oct. 3...
Tonight's downtown open house includes strolling carolers, buggy rides (11/30/07)
Black Friday had people lined up in the early morning to shop. Cyber Monday had people logging on to purchase gifts during their lunch break. And organizers of today's Downtown Christmas Open House hope to see a crowd of people lingering downtown tonight to pick up a few things...
Parade organizers optimistic, but wary of predicted weather for Sunday (11/30/07)
The Cape Girardeau Parade of Lights, which was rescheduled for this Sunday because of rain, may see a repeat event -- or it may not be seen at all. The National Weather Service is predicting a 90 percent chance of showers for Sunday, but organizers are staying optimistic...
Donors give $69,000 for needs study (11/30/07)
Stakeholders took a step Thursday toward settling the question of whether Cape Girardeau County needs a junior college. More than $69,000 has been raised to conduct a needs analysis. The 11 donors met to discuss the scope of a study, which will now extend beyond Cape Girardeau County. Specific areas or counties to be included were not discussed...
Michael Reagan mixes humor, honesty in SEMO lecture (11/30/07)
As a child, Michael Reagan joked, he would ask his parents his first name because he was always introduced as "Ronald Reagan's or Jane Wyman's son." The conservative talk show host and author has made a name for himself in his own right now. But it took a life of living in shame, unhappiness and fear that he was going to hell before that happened, he said...
Jehovah Witnesses build fast so they don't get 'torn down, spiritually' (11/30/07)
From the hillside, the builders looked like a SWAT team. They moved briskly, with intent, from one point to the next. No lollygagging. The men and women who volunteered to build Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall 4,200-square-foot hall in Cape Girardeau must finish their work by Sunday night. Forty years ago, individual congregations built their own halls, according to Jerry Oliver, a licensed builder and regional building committee chairman...
Nick Niemczyk, Bell City (11/30/07)
Bell City jumped out to a 2-0 start this season with wins Friday and Saturday at the Riverbend Classic at New Madrid County Central, and a big reason was the offense of Nick Niemczyk. The senior guard scored 28 points in the opening 62-55 win against Pine Bluff, Ark., scoring all of his points in the final three periods after the two teams played to a 6-6 deadlock after one period...
I-55's northbound lanes to open soon (11/30/07)
This summer's drought created more construction days than anticipated, leading to what the Missouri Department of Transportation hopes is the resumption of four lanes of traffic sometime late today in the East Main Street/LaSalle Avenue interchange construction area on Interstate 55...
Area families need help with Christmas cheer (11/30/07)
In its 33rd year, Toybox, sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Jaycees and the Southeast Missourian, will deliver toys to children this holiday season. Tax-deductible monetary donations can be mailed to Toybox Trust, P.O. Box 4, Cape Girardeau, 63702-0004...
Supporters planning campaign for parks tax (11/30/07)
On Monday, the Cape Girardeau City Council will formally consider putting the parks and storm-water tax on the April ballot. "I think we sold the city council on it," said Cape Girardeau Parks Advisory Board member Danny Essner. "At this point in time, we need to give voters the option to voice an opinion."...
Public invited to celebrate late pastor's life (11/30/07)
St. James AME Church invites the public to a celebration of the life of the Rev. David R. Allen Sr. at 7 p.m. today at the church, 516 North St. Allen died in October in St. Louis. He was the longest-serving pastor of St. James AME church, having served for 12 years. He served the community as former president of the Cape Girardeau chapter of the NAACP, a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club, a chaplain for the Cape Girardeau Police Department and a member of the Downtown Ministerial Alliance...
Learning briefs (11/30/07)
School news n Egyptian High School students will present the third annual madrigal at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and 2 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Tamms, Ill., cafeteria. The madrigal, with a focus on blacks this year, is a "medieval celebration of the birth of Christ" and will feature a feast, concert and play. Call 618-776-5251 after 10 a.m. for tickets...
Men arrested for dogfighting to be held for trial (11/30/07)
Sufficient evidence exists to show that three men arrested in October and charged with multiple counts of dogfighting should be held for trial, two judges ruled Thursday. First, Judge Joe Z. Satterfield decided that Jamie D. Sifford, 29, of Dudley, Mo., and Jessey Short, 30, of Cape Girardeau, should be bound over for circuit court following a two-hour preliminary hearing in Stoddard County...
Dogfighting suspect to have hearing on probation violation from prior offense (11/30/07)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A motion has been filed in a Stoddard County court to revoke Jamie Sifford's probation in a prior offense. Sifford, now accused of 18 counts of dogfighting, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, will face Judge Stephen Sharp on an old charge as a result of the recent accusations...
Supreme Court hears challenge to workers' compensation law revision (11/30/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Did lawmakers fix Missouri's broken system of compensating people for workplace injuries? Or did they pass a draconian change that reverted workers' rights to the 19th century? Those are the contradictory views the Missouri Supreme Court is considering as part of a labor-union challenge heard Thursday to Missouri's 2005 workers' compensation law...
Trucker sheds nearly 200 pounds, heads back to adoption court (11/30/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A 35-year-old truck driver who claims he was discriminated against in an adoption case because he is obese may have a second shot at adopting the baby boy after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Gary Stocklaufer, who weighed about 550 pounds in July and has shed nearly 200 pounds, was back in Jackson County Circuit Court on Thursday for a second hearing on his petition to adopt 8-month-old Max...
Prosecutor hopes to refile charges against pastor (11/30/07)
PINEVILLE, Mo. -- The McDonald County prosecutor said she hopes to refile sex abuse charges against the pastor of a southwest Missouri church early next year. Prosecutor Janice Durbin said Thursday that her aim is to refile the case against the Rev. Raymond Lambert; his wife, Patty Lambert; and their sister-in-law, Laura Epling...
Curators: MU campus can drop Columbia from name ... sometimes (11/30/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The University of Missouri-Columbia campus is keeping the hyphen and everything after it for official purposes. But the board of curators for the four-campus system agreed Thursday to let the state's flagship school go by the University of Missouri for recruitment, fundraising, marketing and intercollegiate athletics...
Missouri State reverses decision to take down Christmas tree (11/30/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri State University has reversed a decision to take down a 20-foot Christmas tree and will instead reinstall it along with symbols from other religions, the university said Thursday. The tree had been removed from Strong Hall on the university's campus Monday after a Jewish faculty member complained that it showed a "lack of sensitivity" to other religions...
Drop of blood leads to arrest eight years after crime (11/30/07)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- St. Louis County police believe they've solved a violent crime that occurred more than eight years ago, thanks to a drop of blood. Lawrence Mitchell of St. Louis faces charges for robbing and sexually assaulting a woman in 1999. The 38-year-old suspect was arrested Tuesday...
Anheuser-Busch affirms company's profit forecast for 2007 (11/30/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Officials at Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. said Thursday they still expect earnings per share growth between 7 percent and 10 percent this year, even as the cost of ingredients continue to climb and eat into profit margins. The nation's biggest brewer will continue to offset its cost increases by raising beer prices, chief financial officer W. Randolph Baker told a group of stock analysts during a conference in New York...
Graveyard shift soon to be listed as 'probable' cause of cancer (11/30/07)
LONDON -- Like UV rays and diesel exhaust fumes, working the graveyard shift will soon be listed as a "probable" cause of cancer. It is a surprising step validating a concept once considered wacky. And it is based on research that finds higher rates of breast and prostate cancer among women and men whose work day starts after dark...
Teacher gets 15 days in jail for letting students name teddy bear Muhammad (11/30/07)
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- A Sudanese court convicted a British teacher Thursday of insulting Islam by letting her students name a teddy bear Muhammad and sentenced her to 15 days in prison, avoiding a heavier punishment of 40 lashes. The teacher wept in court, insisting she never meant to offend...
Musharraf promises to lift Pakistan emergency, urges against boycott (11/30/07)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pervez Musharraf, newly sworn in as a civilian president and minus his trademark general's uniform, promised Thursday to lift the state of emergency by Dec. 16 and restore Pakistan's constitution ahead of parliamentary elections...
Braves, Cubs to play for Oran title (11/30/07)
Nick Niemczyk poured in a game-high 44 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead Bell City past Twin Rivers 93-62 on Thursday and into the championship game in the Oran Invitational. The Cubs will face Scott County Central for the title tonight. Niemczyk went 12-for-12 at the free-throw line in the win. Phillip Gross added 23 points for the Cubs...
Kelly girls win opener in rout (11/30/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Kelly junior Debra Hall was a little nervous heading into her team's season opener against Chaffee on Thursday night. "We were all nervous," she said of her team. "First game of the season and we lost a lot of seniors from last year."...
Baylor overpowers Southeast women (11/30/07)
Thursday night started out well for the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team. First, the Redhawks saw their 2006-07 Ohio Valley Conference championship and NCAA tournament banners raised at the Show Me Center in a pre-game ceremony. Then Southeast excited a crowd announced at 1,536 by building an early 11-5 lead over powerhouse Baylor...
Unfurling of OVC banners fails to instill fear in Baylor (11/30/07)
The red banners flopped down to a standing ovation at the Show Me Center on Thursday night. The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team, which gathered at midcourt, showed little emotion as the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season banner, OVC tournament banner and NCAA participation banner from last season were unveiled before the Redhawks' game with Baylor...
Hunter's portable heater (11/30/07)
It's that time of the year when hunters throughout Southeast Missouri hit the woods. Here's an experiment that will keep them warm as they search for that big buck. Do not perform this experiment without adult supervision. Ingredients n Metal coffee can...
Violence: From games to real life (11/30/07)
Violent video games are once again being blamed for violence in the real world. The latest incident involved the case of the badly beaten body of a 2-year-old found in Galveston Bay, Texas, where media reports pointed to the online game World of Warcraft as a reason for the violence...
Lights out in River City: Call this number. Now! (11/30/07)
The fellows who are responsible for traffic lights in Cape Girardeau seem nice enough. Really, they do. These men politely answered all of reporter Peg McNichol's questions for a story that was published Tuesday. Some of these nice guys work for the city. Some of them work for the Missouri Department of Transportation. That's because traffic signals on state highways that go through town are maintained by MoDOT. The lights on city streets are the responsibility of city workers...
Broadway comes back to life after 19-day strike (11/30/07)
NEW YORK -- Broadway came back to life Thursday as stage-starved fans lined up in the cold for tickets and theaters reopened their doors following a 19-day stagehands strike that took a big toll on the local economy. The mood was ecstatic all around the theater district. Tourists, actors, stagehands, restaurants, musicians, hot dog vendors -- basically anyone remotely affected by Broadway -- were all thrilled about the return of musicals and plays...
Robbin Gilmer (11/30/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Robbin Gilmer, 36, of Panama City, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at her home. She was born July 31, 1971, in Denver, daughter of Edmond and Debbie Keeble Loness. She and Lane Gilmer were married Sept. 16, 2007, in Panama City...
Jerry Brown (11/30/07)
Jerry Summers Brown, 74, of Lansing, Mich., passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, in Lansing. She is the daughter of J. Doyle Summers and Geraldine Summers Bell. She was formerly of Cape Girardeau and had lived in Lansing since 1967. Survivors include two sons, Joe and Dan Brown and their families of Lansing, and a brother, Joe Summers of Tampa, Fla...
William Duckett (11/30/07)
William Leroy Duckett, 69, of Bowling Green, Ky., died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Nov. 20, 1938, in Richardsville, Ky., son of the late Roy D. and Margery Miller Duckett. Duckett was a 1957 graduate of Richardsville High School. He farmed and worked in construction before moving to Chicago...
Marie Weiss (11/30/07)
Marie P. Weiss, 87, of Sarasota, Fla., died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at Tandem Healthcare in Sarasota. She was born Oct. 24, 1920, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Tim and Grace Kinder McGuire. She and Herman Weiss were married Aug. 24, 1940, in Gordonville. He died Oct. 9, 1971...
David Nelson (11/30/07)
ORAN, Mo. -- David L. Nelson, 41, of Oran died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at his home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran is in charge of arrangements.
Ricky Bone (11/30/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Ricky E. Bone, 50, of Benton died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, following an extended illness. He was born April 3, 1957, in Cleveland, son of Shirley E. Bone and Opal Bone Groves. He and Patricia Kay Housman were married in September 1999...
Births 11/30/07 (11/30/07)
Calvert; Hulshof; Dunker; Ruehling; Hernandez; Turlington; Dry
Fire report 11/30/07 (11/30/07)
n At 6:38 p.m., emergency medical service at 1800 Rust Ave. n At 3:44 a.m., a citizen assist in the 1100 block of Linden Street. n At 4:18 a.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of Marroseann Drive. n At 6:13 a.m., a box alarm in the 200 block of Saint Francis Drive...
Police report 11/30/07 (11/30/07)
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Out of the past 11/30/07 (11/30/07)
Relatively low test scores on the latest state licensing examinations by Southeast Missouri State University nursing students has resulted in a re-evaluation of the program by the university and adoption of a new grading policy designed to improve the program; Southeast's Associate of Arts Degree program in nursing had the largest number of test failures in the state in the July State Board Test Pool Examination...
DREAM initiative is having important impact in Cape (11/30/07)
By Jason Crowell In September 2006, the governor made the announcement that Cape Girardeau would be one of 10 Missouri cities that year to receive technical and financial assistance from the state to redevelop their downtown areas under the Downtown Revitalization Economic Assistance for Missouri (DREAM) initiative...
Time to celebrate (11/30/07)
There are so many ways to get into the Christmas spirit in the Cape Girardeau area, including holiday concerts, parades, tours of historic homes and a downtown open house. If you're looking for something to do to celebrate, you won't have to look far...
Speak Out 11/30/07 (11/30/07)
Finding inspiration; Family comes first; Paying attention; Curfew in Mounds; Mind the hair
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