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Southeast women's basketball team may have to vacate 2006 OVC title (12/05/07)
The 2006 OVC championship banner won by the Southeast Missouri State University women's basketball team should come down, according to an NCAA infractions committee. Furthermore, it shouldn't be able to claim any wins from 2002 to 2006. According to a letter from the NCAA released to the Southeast Missourian today by Southeast Missouri State University, the committee has ruled that the university's women's basketball program should vacate all wins in women's basketball from the 2002 through the 2006 seasons. ...
Sikeston police say wife shot husband (12/05/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston man's wife confessed to shooting him in the head in an early Monday morning incident, Sikeston police reported in a press release Wednesday afternoon. Police say that Pamela A. Fox, 48, of Sikeston shot her husband, Willam L. Fox, 47, in the head while he slept Monday morning, according to a confession Pamela Fox gave Tuesday afternoon...
Teaching Arts Project brings artists to the classroom (12/05/07)
When Deborah Fisher left her job at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, she told the assistant commissioner that the department has missed its boat. "You can't spend seven hours a day doing only reading and math. China did that, and now they have people who can't create," Fisher said...
Traffic crash claims two lives (12/05/07)
DELTA, Mo. -- A second person has died following a head-on collision near Delta Monday afternoon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 23-year-old Jessica D. Cato, of Advance, Mo., was pronounced dead at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis Tuesday afternoon. Another driver involved in the crash, 24-year-old Erin Powell of Puxico, Mo., was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Joint performance of 'Messiah' to be held at River Campus (12/05/07)
Every year the joint holiday concert featuring Handel's "Messiah" with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, the University Choir and the Choral Union is a big event -- the most popular concert on the symphony series. This year, with the concert's first time in the new Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus, the musical directors are expecting it to be even more popular. Instead of one night, there are two, Friday and Saturday...
Death toll in Jackson shooting rises to 3 (12/05/07)
The death toll in one of the most violent shooting sprees in Southeast Missouri history rose to three Tuesday. Michael R. Jeffers, 16, died Tuesday afternoon at Saint Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton said. He had been shot in the head during the shooting Monday in Jackson...
Southeast museum namesake Crisp dies (12/05/07)
Rosemary Berkel Crisp, for whom Southeast Missouri State University's nursing hall and regional museum are named, died Saturday. Crisp, 70, had battled ovarian cancer for 12 years. "She was a very caring individual, always concerned about others and wanting to give back through contributions or through her own personal involvement," said John Rains, the senior vice president of Pepsi MidAmerica, which Crisp co-owned with her husband, Harry L. Crisp II...
MoDOT surveying drivers about safety measures (12/05/07)
New stripes and low-tech reminders to stay in one lane are just two safety features added to many Missouri roads. Now MoDOT wants to know if drivers have noticed. To get feedback, the state has launched an online survey, with a link at www.modot.org, asking drivers' opinions...
Max Wieser, Saxony Lutheran (12/05/07)
Saxony Lutheran senior Max Wieser helped the top-seeded Crusaders to a first place finish at the Woodland Tournament this past weekend, averaging 17 points per game in his team's three victories. Wieser, who was selected to the all-tournament team along with his teammate Zach Bohnert, scored 16 points in the championship game against third-seeded Meadow Heights...
Passionate about Rugby (12/05/07)
Kerri Morgan discussed her passion of playing quad rugby Monday night at Crisp Hall. One of about nine female players in the male-dominated sport, she will try out for the U.S. Olympic team this month. A video of Morgan speaking is available at semissourian.com/gallery...
Rock bands to perform at Show Me Center (12/05/07)
Rock bands to perform at Show Me Center The Show Me Center announced Tuesday evening that alternative rock bands Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin and Seether will perform at the venue at 7 p.m. Feb. 21. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Three Days Grace is touring in support of their 2006 disc, "One-X," which went platinum in the U.S. ...
Jackson man pleads guilty to crack charge (12/05/07)
A Jackson man pleaded guilty in federal court in Cape Girardeau to a single felony count of possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute it. Donald L. Gilmore, 27, fled from Cape Girardeau police Aug. 17 in Capaha Park as officers attempted to stop him after he delivered an ounce of crack cocaine to an informant. As Gilmore was driving from the area, officers saw him throw a white plastic bag from the vehicle, which was recovered and found to contain 51 grams of crack cocaine...
Cape police report rash of crashes (12/05/07)
Maybe it's distraction, maybe it's the sun. Whatever the reason, Cape Girardeau police report seeing more fender benders than usual over the last couple of days, according to Sgt. Kevin Orr. Within 10 minutes Tuesday morning, police responded to a four-car chain reaction crash and a two-car, four-injury accident on Kingshighway...
Central High School to present combined concert (12/05/07)
The Central High School Music Department will perform in a combined choir, symphonic band, concert band and orchestra concert at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Bedell Performance Hall at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus. The choral program will perform selections from its Madrigal Feaste. ...
Jazz ensembles to appear at Buckner Brewing Co. (12/05/07)
Jazz ensembles to appear at Buckner Brewing Co. Southeast Missouri State University faculty and student jazz ensembles will be featured in concerts Thursday and Friday night at Buckner Brewing Co. The Sultans of Swing, an ensemble of university music faculty plus student bassist Jarred Harris, will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. ...
Life in Antartica (12/05/07)
At the dorm at McMurdo Station, the ANDRILL crew can shoot pool or watch a movie. There's a "gerbil gym," said Dr. Scott Ishman, a coffee shop and a bar. The station has a post office, hair salon and store. When the SIU-Carbondale geology professor arrived in early October, the temperature was minus 20 to minus 10 degrees Farenheit. Everyone is issued cold weather gear, including a heavy down parka called Big Red. Now the weather is starting to warm into the teens...
Salvation Army receives gold coin for 11th year (12/05/07)
For the 11th year, a gold coin was anonymously dropped in a red kettle operated by the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau. The one-fourth ounce $10 Lady Liberty coin, wrapped in a $1 bill, was sold to River City Coins and Jewelry for $225. The coin was found Saturday in a kettle at the West Park Mall entrance...
Car trouble, relocation present trouble for parents this Christmas (12/05/07)
Single mom appreciates any help Nettie is not particular about what gift givers select for her 5-year-old son, Jacob. "He's a bright kid and loves Spider-Man," she said. The single mom just moved here and is trying to start a new life away from the child's abusive father. ...
Drilling into the past (12/05/07)
During the past two years, scientists in Antarctica have drilled more than 4,215 feet into the Earth's crust and more than 20 million years back into its sedimentary history in an effort to understand how the planet's climate has changed through geologic time. The object of their search this year, evidence of the changes that occurred 14 million and 15 million years ago, has been called the Rosetta Stone of global climate change...
Fort Leonard Wood dedicates veterinary facilities (12/05/07)
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (AP) -- Fort Leonard Wood officials have dedicated the largest veterinary and kennel facility in the Army. The veterinary facility is the second biggest in the military, behind the main Department of Defense working dog facility at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas...
Man gets 40 years in St. Joe rape, murder plot (12/05/07)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- A 41-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the rape and murder conspiracy of a casino employee in St. Joseph. Buchanan County Circuit Court Judge Dan Kellogg on Tuesday ordered Eric A. Sharp to spend 30 years in prison for raping the woman and another 10 years for plotting to kill her...
Hurdles remain for Katy Trail extension (12/05/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Katy Trail cyclists hoping to pedal even closer to Kansas City after the state's $180 million Taum Sauk settlement provided funds for the path might want to wait before climbing onto their bikes. A 46-mile westward trail extension is one of the key elements of the state's settlement with Ameren Corp. over the 2005 Taum Sauk reservoir collapse...
Study: Routine sinus infections not helped by taking steroids or antibiotics (12/05/07)
CHICAGO -- Just in time for runny nose season, new research suggests routine sinus infections aren't really helped by antibiotics and other medicine that's often prescribed. In the British study, people suffering from facial pain and a runny nose with greenish or yellowish mucous generally improved within about two weeks -- whether they took the standard antibiotic amoxicillin, steroid nose spray or fake medicine...
Bush says report shows need to be vigilant about Iran's nuclear ambitions (12/05/07)
WASHINGTON -- Defending his credibility, President Bush said Tuesday that Iran is dangerous and must be squeezed by international pressure despite an intelligence finding that Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program four years ago. Bush said the new conclusion -- contradicting earlier U.S. ...
Wall Street falls as concerns about recession continue (12/05/07)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street wilted Tuesday as investors awaiting next week's Federal Reserve meeting remained uneasy that fallout from the slumping housing market could bring more bank losses and pull the economy into recession. Retreating oil prices and signs of strength in industries outside the financial sector could not keep the stock market from declining for a second straight day. ...
Tenn. Christmas tree farm finds tops chopped off two dozen large firs (12/05/07)
FLAG POND, Tenn. -- Authorities are on the lookout for a Grinch who stole the tops off more than two dozen Christmas trees from Danny Tipton's farm. The thief or thieves raided the farm in eastern Tennessee sometime between Nov. 24 and last week and cut the tops off the Fraser firs that were 10 to 12 feet tall...
Archaeologists find 1st-century Roman throne among ruins near Pompeii (12/05/07)
ROME -- Remnants of the first known surviving Roman throne have been discovered in the lava and ash that buried the city of Herculaneum in the first century, archaeologists said Tuesday. Decorated with ivory bas-reliefs depicting ancient deities, two legs and part of the back of the wooden throne were dug out between October and November. ...
Shiite group airs tape purportedly of hostage seized in Baghdad (12/05/07)
BAGHDAD -- Captors holding five Britons demanded Tuesday that Britain pull all its forces from Iraq, posting a videotape showing a bearded, haggard-looking victim more than six months after the group was kidnapped. The purported hostage, speaking clearly with a British accent, identified himself as "Jason" and gave the date as more than two weeks ago. He sat under a sign in Arabic identifying the captors as "The Islamic Shiite Resistance in Iraq."...
Teacher back in Britain after being pardoned in Islam insult case (12/05/07)
LIVERPOOL, England -- A British teacher returned to her northern English hometown Tuesday after being pardoned in Sudan for insulting Islam by allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad. Gillian Gibbons took refuge from the media in a hotel, issuing a plea for privacy -- and time to consider interview requests...
Critics: Climate change meeting attendees add to emissions (12/05/07)
BALI, Indonesia -- Never before have so many people converged to try to save the planet from global warming, with more than 10,000 jetting into this Indonesian resort island, from government ministers to Nobel laureates to drought-stricken farmers. But critics say they are contributing to the very problem they aim to solve...
High school honors (12/05/07)
Class 2 All-Region Soccer (Southeast Region) Parker Rawdon, sr., forward, Clayton; Scott Belsky, sr., midfielder, Clayton; D J Lambert, sr., goaliekeeper, Lutheran South; Nick Platipodis, jr,, sweeper, Lutheran South;Nelson Dorvlo, sr., forward, University City; Patrick McCaffey, so., forward, DuBourg; Sam Brotherton, jr., midfielder, Affton; Clint Carder, jr., midfielder, De Soto; Alex Haverstick, so, forward, De Soto; Scott Droddy, sr., goalkeeper, Sikeston; Patrick Wulfers, sr., forward, Farmington; Mike Alvarado, jr., forward, Windsor; Ty Williams, sr., forward, Notre Dame; Ryan Willen, sr., Midfielder, Notre Dame; Mark Zimmer, sr., defender, Notre Dame; Ryan Bass, jr., goalkeeper, Notre Dame; Mark Himmelberg, sr., defender, Notre Dame; John Unterreiner, jr., midfielder, Notre Dame; Joda Holloway, jr., midfielder, Notre Dame.. ...
High school football poll (12/05/07)
High school football poll KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The final state rankings for Missouri high school football voted on by a 12-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes in parenthesis, followed by won-loss record, points and last week's ranking...
Notre Dame fends off Dexter (12/05/07)
The short-handed Notre Dame boys basketball team survived an upset bid as the Bulldogs opened their season Tuesday night in the SEMO Conference tournament at Sikeston. Top-seeded Notre Dame, playing without 6-foot-8 all-stater Ryan Willen and fellow returning starter Austin Greer -- both are injured -- slipped past No. 8 Dexter 65-59...
Rams fend off Crusaders (12/05/07)
Alex King opened his senior season with the kind of performance Scott City boys basketball coach Lance Amick would like to see every night. With Ryan Modglin helping King out under the basket this year, Amick may get his wish. King had a triple-double, scoring 20 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and blocking 11 shots Tuesday night as the Rams defeated host Saxony Lutheran 59-47...
Indians earn all-state honors (12/05/07)
Fresh off winning the Carr Trophy last week, Jackson's Matt Lang continued to be honored for his strong season Tuesday, not only earning first-team all-state honors by the Missouri Football Coaches Association, but also receiving the co-defensive player of the year award for Class 5...
Jackson's dominance on boards buries Central (12/05/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jackson's Hunter Grantham said his team focused a great deal on rebounding in practice after it escaped with a four-point overtime victory against Central last Friday night. "We had a good, hard Sunday practice and came out Monday and practiced real hard and emphasized a lot on rebounding," Grantham said. "And it showed tonight."...
Insulation can ward off rising fuel costs (12/05/07)
Ready or not, home heating fuel prices are on the rise. Homeowners have long been aware that adding insulation makes sense. Actually, it makes "dollars and cents" -- in the form of energy savings. The average American will spend $977 to heat the home this year, according to the Energy Information Administration -- nearly 10 percent higher than last year...
Holidays bring the heart attack season (12/05/07)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Those lords-a-leaping and ladies dancing may want to consider the downside of the holidays: Heart attack season has arrived. December and January are the deadliest months for heart disease, and many of the things that make the season merry are culprits: Rich meals, more alcohol - and all that extra stress...
Preparing for spring tenants. (12/05/07)
As I write this column, the weather is balmy and warm. It is hard to believe that this is the last of November. Of course as they always say in the region, if you don't like the weather just wait a few days and it will change. I'm sure that when this column is published it will feel a little more like winter than it does today. Of course winter brings with it cold temperatures, snow, sleet and all of the things that keep us indoors during the bleak days of January and February...
Recipes that will make it seem like Christmas (12/05/07)
If you are not in the Christmas spirit, these recipes will help you get in the mood. Using cranberries, nuts, sweet potatoes and mint, all of these recipes just make it seem like the Christmas season is here. Jodi Thompson of Jackson has sent in all of today's recipes to pass along to you. ...
Rapper Pimp C from legendary group UGK found dead in Los Angeles hotel (12/05/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Pimp C, one half of veteran Houston rap group UGK, was found dead Tuesday in an upscale hotel. He was 33. "It is with great regret that I must confirm that Chad Butler, aka Pimp C, one half of the legendary UGK, was in fact discovered dead this morning," his publicist, Nancy Byron, said in a statement. "Manager Rick Martin is asking that everyone please respect his family and those close to him at this time and refrain from rumors and innuendo."...
Norman Elsperman Sr. (12/05/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Norman Merle Elsperman Sr., 87, of Chaffee died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 at Chaffee Nursing Center. He was born Jan. 1, 1920, at Vanduser, Mo., son of George and Martha Wells Elsperman. He and Jewell Marie Jackson married Aug. 15, 1942. She died March 8, 2006...
Vera James (12/05/07)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Vera Edna James, 92, of Sedgewickville, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at the Madison County Memorial Hospital in Fredericktown. She was born July 23, 1915, in Sedgewickville, daughter of Ephraim and Emma Wilke Statler. She and Elzia M. James were married Dec. 21, 1935. He died July 20, 1969...
Leo Narens Sr. (12/05/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leo V. "Pick" Narens Sr., 74, of Perryville died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville. He was born April 29, 1933 in St. Louis, son of Oscar and Mable Heimberger Narens. He and Shirley A. Rudloff were married April 14, 1951, in St. Louis...
Erin Powell (12/05/07)
PUXICO, Mo. -- Erin Lynn Powell, 24, of Puxico died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Sept. 30, 1983, at Dexter, Mo., daughter of Trent and Cathy Edmonds Shipman...
Christine Chronister (12/05/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Christine N. Chronister, 64, of Marble Hill died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 25, 1942 in St. Louis. She and Ole Monroe Chronister were married Jan. 22, 1967, in Glenallen, Mo. He died Aug. 22, 2004...
Theodore Eckenfels Jr. (12/05/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Theodore J. Eckenfels Jr., 88, of Perryville, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville. He was born Dec. 2, 1919, in Perry County, son of Theodore J. and Maria A. Boland Eckenfels. He was married to LaVina Mary Unterreiner. She died Oct. 1, 1973...
Rosemary Crisp (12/05/07)
Rosemary Berkel Crisp, 70, a noted business leader as co-owner of Pepsi MidAmerica Co., women's health-care activist, philanthropist and mother of six children, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, surrounded by her loving family, after a 12-year battle with ovarian cancer...
Charles Kamp (12/05/07)
Charles R. Kamp, 71, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born April 12, 1936, at Tilsit, son of Albert and Nora (Bodenstein) Kamp, Sr. He and Darlene Wiedbusch were married Sept. 15, 1957, in Chicago, Ill...
Cape/Jackson fire report 12/5/07 (12/05/07)
n At 3:38 p.m., a motor vehicle extrication outside city limits. n At 4:12 p.m., emergency medical service in the 500 block of Second Street. n At 4:26 p.m., investigate the smell of gasoline in the 1200 block of Cousin Street. n At 6:09 p.m., emergency medical service on Peartree Court...
Cape police report 12/5/07 (12/05/07)
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Out of the past 12/5/07 (12/05/07)
The Rev. and Mrs. Hutson L. Goza Jr. have been added to the pastoral staff of First Assembly of God Church in Cape Girardeau; the Rev. Goza will be associate pastor, and he and his wife will work as the church youth directors. Lynett Wiggs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Wiggs of Cape Girardeau, is named "Miss University" at a pageant held in the evening on the Southeast Missouri State University campus; she is a finalist in the 1980 Miss Missouri Pageant...
A young businessman (12/05/07)
Harley Scherer is an unusual young man, and we mean that as a compliment. When Harley was 12 years old, he wanted to restore an old car and asked his parents where he could find a job. At 12, Harley had already found a passion and had started finding ways to pursue that passion, an unusual tact for someone so young...
Speak Out 12/5/07 (12/05/07)
A fine gentleman; Mizzou's united fans; Fix those lights; Those storytellers; Water and gasoline; Mentos holiday; Too much government; Low reading scores
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