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Stories from Sunday, December 30, 2007

Police still following leads in weekend tavern stabbing (12/30/07)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- After attending Mass at St. Lawrence Church, some people walk half a block to Schindler's Tavern, which is like a second home to many in town. The townspeople and their children have been coming to Schindler's since the restaurant-bar was established in 1934. Many, like co-owner Jason Grojean, grew up coming to Schindler's with their father as a boy. Parents who might be late picking up their children from school tell them to wait safely at Schindler's...
Police find meth lab in Sikeston (12/30/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said Saturday that a partial meth lab was seized at a residence on Harding Street in Sikeston between midnight Friday and 1 a.m. Saturday morning. In a prepared statement, Walter said that he and Scott County detectives were conducting a surveillance on the residence, and the suspect did not return to the home because he was apparently arrested in another county on unknown charges...
Campaign season opens in Illinois (12/30/07)
The roadside signs are out in force along the highways of Southern Illinois as the campaign season heats up heading toward the Feb. 5 primary that will select candidates for offices from the county level up to the U.S. Senate. The election will also include a presidential primary for the Democratic, Republican and Green parties...
Two shooting incidents result in injuries Saturday (12/30/07)
Two men were injured in separate shooting incidents early Saturday morning in Cape Girardeau. In the first incident, police were responding to a call about shots fired in the vicinity of Broadway and North Ellis Street at about 1 a.m. when they received a report that a wounded man was being treated at Southeast Missouri Hospital, said Cpl. Joyce Statler of the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Illinois primary candidates (12/30/07)
Illinois voters go to the polls Feb. 5 for a primary election to select candidates for offices from the county level to the U.S. House. Alexander and Union counties have especially crowded Democratic primaries, with contests for all but two offices. There are no Republican primaries for county offices. The candidates in contested primaries are:ALEXANDER COUNTY...
The draw of the games: Tournament part of larger effort to market Cape as sports venue (12/30/07)
In the first three days of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center, more than 17,300 people walked through the turnstiles. While there, they bought hot dogs and nachos, sodas and pizza as they watched their favorite high school basketball team pursue the tournament trophy...
Rural schools scaling back, ending gifted programs (12/30/07)
When the state reworked the formula for funding education in 2005, gifted education programs suffered, teachers said. For the most part larger districts have been able to keep their programs, although money is no longer earmarked for educating the brightest...
Bill would require insurance for water parks (12/30/07)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- A state lawmaker is proposing legislation that would impose new regulations on for-profit private water parks, including the need for at least $1 million in liability insurance. The move comes after a Joplin boy drowned this summer at a local water park not covered by state regulations...
Blunt promotes pair to Cabinet posts (12/30/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt is filling two vacancies in his Cabinet with a couple of familiar faces, his office announced recently. Omar Davis, 32, is leaving his post as director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations for the top job at the state Department of Revenue...
Teens learn art of healing, bedside manner (12/30/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The medical profession enjoys some of the most miraculous technology available to mankind, but much of what makes a good doctor or nurse has nothing to do with computerized gadgetry. Good old-fashioned bedside manner is still one of the most crucial aspects of treating patients successfully, and would-be doctors still learn about it, along with the latest mechanical and chemical breakthroughs...
Winter storms tax city, state road budgets (12/30/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If this month's almost constant stream of winter weather has been tough to drive through, it's been just as hard for transportation officials in urban areas trying to keep the icy roads safe. The waves of heavy snow and ice, combined with power outages that shut down operations in Kansas salt mines, have sapped supplies of salt used by road crews to keep highways and streets passable...
Tater Tots start blaze in Idaho firehouse (12/30/07)
BOISE, Idaho -- A fire station crew must be a little embarrassed by the way some of this state's famous potatoes got fried. Boise firefighters returning from a medical call had to turn their hose on the firehouse kitchen after an overheated pan full of Tater Tots melted and set some cabinets ablaze...
Customer angry over bill shoots two people at Hooters restaurant in Tenn. (12/30/07)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A customer who was upset over his tab fired several shots into a Hooters restaurant, leaving a manager and another patron in critical condition Saturday, police said. Police were searching for the man, who left on foot just after midnight, Lt. Kenny Miller said...
Ill. woman regretful after her disappearance causes search (12/30/07)
CHICAGO -- Anu Solanki wanted out of her marriage, so the 24-year-old met a male friend at a forest preserve on Christmas Eve, jumped into his car and fled for what she hoped would be a new life in Southern California. Only days later, she told investigators, did she learn that her disappearance had made headlines and prompted a costly search by authorities, who had feared that Solanki might have drowned in a river...
Artist's ashes scattered around the globe (12/30/07)
CINCINNATI -- Friends of an artist were handed envelopes containing her ashes at her memorial service and given a task: Spread the ashes wherever they felt appropriate. Sculptor Patricia Renick's ashes ended up all over the world, her friends said, from a courtyard at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Mo., to the side of a Tibetan mountain covered with Buddhist prayer flags...
Bush signs extension of children's health program (12/30/07)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush on Saturday signed legislation that extends a popular children's health insurance program after twice beating back attempts to expand it. Politically, the move was a victory for Bush, although Democrats say it will come back to hurt Republicans at the polls. Two times, Bush vetoed bills that would have broadened coverage to more children...
Jokester 'sends' holiday greetings from afterlife (12/30/07)
ASHLAND, Ore. -- Even in death, Chet Fitch is a card. Fitch, known for his sense of humor, died in October at age 88 but gave his friends and family a start recently: Christmas cards, 34 of them, began arriving -- written in his hand with a return address of "Heaven."...
Rare 'Inverted Jenny' stamp sells for $825,000 (12/30/07)
DALLAS -- One of the most famously flawed stamps in U.S. history sold for $825,000 to a New York man who bought it slightly cheaper than the record price another "Inverted Jenny" copy fetched at auction last month. The rare 1918 24-cent stamp, depicting an upside-down Curtis JN-4 biplane known as "Jenny," was sold privately last week to a Wall Street executive who did not want to be identified...
Hardware store owner finds furs, suits from 1970s in vault (12/30/07)
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. -- Sam Haskins didn't ask for a fur coat for Christmas. But he got six of them. Haskins, the new owner of a hardware store, made an unexpected discovery early this month when he started poking around the basement: a climate-controlled vault containing six fur coats, about a dozen suits and some dresses and hats, apparently untouched since the late 1970s...
National park in old Calif. shipyard shows wartime Rosies still riveting (12/30/07)
RICHMOND, Calif. -- Fog drifts over the old shipyard, casting a veil over the shoulders of empty factories where thousands of women once thronged, welding and hammering and typing and filing as they put a lipsticked smile on the face of the war at home...
3 dogs living high life - with spaghetti dinners - on $800,000 inheritance (12/30/07)
HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- Three Maryland canines are rich enough to live high on the dog. The dogs -- named Buckshot, Katie and Obu-Jet -- inherited $400,000 and a house in Hagerstown with the death last year of owner Ken Kemper. Altogether, their estate is worth about $800,000...
Remnants of winter storm soak Northeast after blanketing Great Lakes with snow (12/30/07)
CHICAGO -- Air travel in the Midwest was returning to normal Saturday following a storm that blanketed the Great Lakes region with several inches of snow. Only two dozen flights were canceled Saturday morning at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, aviation officials said. Across town, Midway Airport officials reported no cancellations. Both reported no significant delays...
Scientists inscribe Bible on silicon chip (12/30/07)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli scientists have inscribed the entire Hebrew text of the Jewish Bible onto a space less than half the size of a grain of sugar. The nanotechnology experts at the Technion institute in Haifa say the book was etched on a surface that measures less than 0.01 square inch. They chose the Jewish Bible to highlight how vast quantities of information can be stored on minimum amounts of space...
Petraeus: Al-Qaida increasingly fearful of Sunni tribal councils (12/30/07)
BAGHDAD -- The top U.S. commander in Iraq said Saturday al-Qaida was becoming increasingly fearful over losing the support of Sunni Arabs and had begun targeting the leaders of tribal councils who have switched allegiances in favor of America. Gen. David Petraeus made the comments a few hours before a new audiotape of Osama bin Laden emerged, warning Iraq's Sunni Arabs against joining the councils fighting al-Qaida or participating in any unity government...
Bin Laden issues warning on Iraq, Israel in new audiotape to unify al-Qaida (12/30/07)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Osama bin Laden warned Iraq's Sunni Arabs against fighting al-Qaida and promised to expand the terror group's holy war to Israel in a new audiotape Saturday. Most of the 56-minute tape dealt with Iraq, apparently al-Qaida's latest attempt to keep supporters in Iraq unified at a time when the U.S. military claims to have al-Qaida's Iraq branch on the run...
Pakistan rejects help with investigation into Bhutto's assassination (12/30/07)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan rejected foreign help in investigating the assassination of Benazir Bhutto on Saturday, despite controversy over the circumstances of her death and three days of paralyzing turmoil. The Islamic militant group blamed by officials for the attack that killed Bhutto denied any links to the killing Saturday, and Bhutto's aides accused the government of a cover-up...
Violence erupts over long wait for results of Kenya's election (12/30/07)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Thousands of Kenyans enraged over delays in announcing the country's next president burned down homes and attacked political rivals with sticks and machetes Saturday, tainting a vote that initially was seen as a beacon of hope for democracy in Africa...
Short-handed Braves roll past Rams (12/30/07)
Scott County Central coach Ronnie Cookson wasn't happy with the way his Braves started the game or the way they started the second half. His team seemed to play just fine the rest of the game. The legendary coach with 12 state championships and in his second year since coming out of retirement called timeouts early in both halves, and his team responded on its way to defeating Scott City 82-48 to claim fifth place in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament...
Leet, Grantham lead Indians to tourney title (12/30/07)
Hunter Grantham said his friends call him by two different nicknames:~ Jackson avenged last year's loss in the championship game. Big Red and Big Country. "Everyone says they'll call me [it] because I'm big, red-headed and I stick out," he said...
Guards deserve respect (12/30/07)
You won't find much love for the true point guards on the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament's all-tournament team. In fact, you found very few of them on the ballot, despite several standout performances. "Point guards are the most underestimated people," said Jackson shooting guard Jake Leet, who assisted backcourt mate Marcus Harris against Notre Dame's press in the tournament's championship game. ...
Charleston overpowers Central (12/30/07)
Charleston's Brian Parham was a bit in awe over the performance by his teammate Antonio Riggens in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament on Saturday. Riggens poured in 21 points, including hitting five 3-pointers, to help the No. 1 Bluejays beat No. 7 Central 63-46 in the third-place consolation game at the Show Me Center...
Hawks fend off Hornets (12/30/07)
The Kelly Hawks avoided a slow start, a problem that had plagued them earlier in the tournament, and defeated Advance 58-53 on Saturday to capture the consolation championship at the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament. "It feels good to get something out of it," Kelly guard Levi Felter said. "We won three in a row. That's the first time we've done that all year."...
Saxony wins its own tournament (12/30/07)
Saxony Lutheran proved the ungracious host. The Crusaders boys basketball team jumped out to a 19-point lead at halftime and cruised to a 53-22 victory against St. Vincent to win their own tournament Saturday. "I've never been more pleased with our effort on the defensive end than I was tonight," Saxony coach John Daniel said...
Whitney leads Southeast to win against Buffalo (12/30/07)
Southeast coach John Ishee delivered some difficult news for the Redhawks' upcoming opponents. Ishee claims center Missy Whitney still hasn't recovered completely from a foot injury suffered at Purdue on Dec. 2. Yikes. Whitney dominated on both ends Saturday, pouring in 21 points and blocking five shots to lead the Redhawks to a 67-45 victory against Buffalo in Southeast's final nonconference women's basketball game of the season...
Redhawks wrap up nonconference schedule (12/30/07)
Southeast coach Scott Edgar wanted to avoid overwhelming competition in his team's first game after the Christmas break. Edgar and his men's basketball team welcome in Central Methodist for a 3 p.m. game at the Show Me Center today. Central Methodist, an NAIA school, enters with a 5-7 record...
Popular New Year's resolutions for 2008 (12/30/07)
n Lose weight n Pay off debt n Save money n Get a better job n Get fit n Eat right n Get a better education n Drink less alcohol n Quit smoking now n Reduce stress overall n Reduce stress at work n Take a trip n Volunteer to help others -- usa.gov...
Now is the time to buy a home (12/30/07)
If you are ready to buy a home and can afford it, now is a great time to buy. Mortgage interest rates remain very low. In many areas, buyers have a lot of inventory from which to choose and long-term homeownership continues to be one of the best ways for the typical American to build wealth...
Ringing in '08 with realistic resolutions (12/30/07)
Mike Mills "I don't think I'm going to have one because I'm very happy with myself. It seems like something people hang onto for a month, two months, then go back to being themselves." Pat Stokes She said she hadn't really thought about it much...
Point Pleasant still benefits from legend of Mothman (12/30/07)
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. -- A quick stroll up Main Street is enough to learn who this river town's most famous resident is:~ The town's Mothman Museum convincingly bills itself as the world's only such institution His name is on signs, in shop windows and restaurants, and there's even a museum devoted to him...
Wii love to play and make fools of ourselves (12/30/07)
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....
Prosecutors say they won't charge Brandy in deadly 2006 freeway crash (12/30/07)
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles city attorney's office said Friday it will not charge Brandy in a deadly December 2006 crash. Spokesman Nick Velasquez said there is "insufficient evidence" for a jury to find the 28-year-old actress-singer guilty of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter beyond a reasonable doubt...
James Williams (12/30/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- James H. "Big Jim" Williams, 68, of Perryville died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born March 23, 1940, at Perry County, Mo., son of James G. and May Woolweaver Williams. Williams was a truck driver and Navy veteran...
Weldon Miget (12/30/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Weldon Miget, 85, of Perryville died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 7, 1922, at Perryville, son of Louis and Mary Huber Miget. He and Mildred Buchheit were married April 29, 1944, at Perryville...
Betty Gliedt (12/30/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Betty J. Gliedt, 73, of St. Louis died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at St. Anthony's Medical Center. She and Larry Gliedt were married. He preceded her in death. She and Donald Dietl were married. He preceded her in death. She was a data entry clerk. Gliedt was a member of the Merry Mixers Square Dancing Club...
Rev. Gerald King (12/30/07)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The Rev. Gerald W. King, 77, of Dexter died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was born Aug. 14, 1930, at Campbell, Mo., son of Roy Judson and Cleda Mildred Allen King. He and Bonnie Mae Lackey Jones were married June 28, 1968, at Kinder, Mo. She died Nov. 20, 1997...
Ed Hargrove (12/30/07)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Ed Hargrove, 89, of Tamms and formerly of Wickliffe, Ky., died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 8, 1918, at Cadiz, Ky., son of Lewis and Bertha Lawrence Hargrove. He married Ruby Henderson...
Dorothy Lemonds (12/30/07)
Dorothy Ruth Lemonds, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at her home. She was born Aug. 14, 1923, in St. Louis, daughter of Chester Arthur and Addie Mae Watkins Lemonds. Lemonds served in the Air Force from July 7, 1958, to July 6, 1961. She retired after 34 years at Bell South Telephone Co. in Orlando, Fla. She was a member of Telephone Pioneers Of America and American Legion Post 227 in Orlando. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church...
Ruth Anderson (12/30/07)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Mary Ruth Anderson, 86, of McClure died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 17, 1921, in McClure, twin daughter of Moses and Dona Johnson Colyer. She and Earl Anderson were married March 27, 1943, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death Aug. 11, 1989...
Mary Gerlach (12/30/07)
Mary Ellen Gerlach, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 16, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of George and Elenor Moore Blanchard. She and Kevin Gerlach were married Jan. 27, 1963, in Cape Girardeau...
Larry Mantz (12/30/07)
Larry William Mantz, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Herbert Senecal (12/30/07)
CLAREMONT, N.H. -- Herbert M. Senecal Jr., 46, of Claremont died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, at home. He was born Nov. 2, 1961, in Burlington, Vt., son of Herbert and Carole Minard Senecal. Senecal started school in Clarendon, Vt., and finished his education at West Rutland High School in West Rutland, Vt. He moved to Claremont and worked 13 years at Sturm-Ruger; his illness prevented him from working the past two years...
Elsie Jenkins (12/30/07)
Elsie Jenkins, 100, was born Elsie Anita Parrish on Oct. 1, 1907, in Halls, Tenn. She went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 27, 2007, at Bethany Graceworks retirement home in Dayton, Ohio. At the time of her death she was surrounded by her son, Tom, daughter-in-law Marcia, and granddaughters Melissa Isham and Michelle Boyd...
Clare Murrie (12/30/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Clare H. Murrie, 85, of Anna died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Fountain Nursing Home in Marion, Ill. She was born Nov. 24, 1922, at New Burnside, Ill., daughter of John and Nell Hanagan Henehan. She and Daniel Murrie were married Dec. 1, 1945, at Cobden, Ill. He died March 12, 1995...
Magney-Kluesner (12/30/07)
Lorraine Magney and Greg Kluesner were married Sept. 8, 2007, at Dardenne Presbyterian Church in O'Fallon, Mo. Gary Meyers performed the ceremony. Music was by Nanette Tornblum of O'Fallon. The bride is the daughter of Tyrone and Ceci Magney of O'Fallon. The groom is the son of A.J. and Betty Kluesner of Cape Girardeau...
McGhee-Christian (12/30/07)
FredaMae Robbison McGhee and Don Wayne Christian were married June 23, 2007, at Mount Auburn Christian Church. Wes Wright performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of William and Pamela McGhee of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Susan and James Jarrell of Bloomfield, Mo., and Don Christian of Dexter, Mo...
Heisserer-Koepp (12/30/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Andrea Louise Heisserer and Kyle Michael Koepp were married Oct. 27, 2007, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo. The Rev. John Harth performed the ceremony. Reader was Rhonda Ratledge of Scott City. Eucharistic ministers were Jamie Burger, Diane Urhahn and Carla Robert...
Cox - 50 years (12/30/07)
Glen and Sunda Cox of Delta celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 22, 2007. The couple was married Dec. 22, 1957, at Arbor General Baptist Church in Arbor. They have two children, Cindy (Yancy) Poorman of Bonne Terre, Mo., and Lloyd D. Cox of Fort Morgan, Colo...
Hills - 50 years (12/30/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Hill of Cape Girardeau recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family trip in October to South Padre Island, Texas. Hill and Linda Steen were married Dec. 29, 1957, in Parsons, Kan. They have two children, Lori (Rusty) Haeuser of Metairie, La., and Mitch (Kim) Hill of Gilbert, Ariz.; and a granddaughter, Morgan Hill of Gilbert...
Fire report 12/30/07 (12/30/07)
n At 6:57 p.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of Clark Avenue. n At 8:39 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Bloomfield Road. n At 11:02 a.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of South Sprigg Street. n At 12:05 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1800 block of Longview Drive...
Police report 12/30/07 (12/30/07)
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Out of the past 12/30/07 (12/30/07)
The mother of Dejan Kocevski, the 7-year-old who was found locked alone in the basement of a burning Cape Girardeau home last April, has been deported to Canada, assuring that she won't spend a four-year prison sentence for child abuse in Missouri...
The love of reading (12/30/07)
Every part of the educational process plays an important role in the development of young minds, but unless a student can read, he or she is likely to lag behind or fail in all those other learning experiences. Students who are avid readers -- who not only read a lot but enjoy it -- are likely to be the best students...
Speak Out 12/30/07 (12/30/07)
Blessings, miracles; Questionable flights; Other problems; Had it coming; Worst decision; Salary is too high; Burger and a classic; Consolidate offices
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