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Family escapes early morning house fire in Glenallen (11/24/08)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- An early morning fire destroyed a Glenallen home but the family inside escaped unharmed, Marble Hill fire chief Jim Bollinger said.Fifteen firefighters from Glenallen and Marble Hill arrived on the scene near Route ZZ shortly after 4 a.m. Bollinger said he is confident the fire was caused by an electrical problem...
This afternoon on seMissourian.com (11/24/08)
National reports are circulating that gun enthusiasts are rushing to stores to get their hands on guns before the Obama administration takes power in the fear that gun rights will be limited.The Standard Democrat newspaper in Sikeston talked to gun shop owners in that town and found that some shop owners are reporting an increase in sales due to a fear of the Obama administration.Click here for the full story.. ...
Missouri, Illinois police presence to increase on area highways this week (11/24/08)
Police will increase their presence on roads this week, historically one of the most dangerous during the year. Last year, 10 Missourians were killed and 572 were injured during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
One dead after Friday accident near Steele, Mo. (11/24/08)
STEELE, Mo. -- Two Pemiscot County residents were injured and one died as a result of two separate accidents that occurred near Steele. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at around 11:15 a.m. Friday a southbound vehicle driven by Gary D. ...
Independence Street construction to close block of Keller Street (11/24/08)
One block of Keller Street, between Independence and Whitener streets, will be closed on Tuesday, as part of the Independence reconstruction, according to a news release from the City of Cape Girardeau. The street will reopen in 30 days, weather permitting...
Three arrested after three weekend robberies; a fourth suspect sought (11/24/08)
Three people have been arrested by the Cape Girardeau Police Department for robberies over the weekend. On Friday, a Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority employee reported being robbed of less than $40 at gunpoint by a woman and man. Netfa Enzinga Simmons, 19, of Cape Girardeau, has been charged with the armed robbery. Her bond is set at $50,000. Police are seeking the male suspect...
Recycling group gathering steam in Bollinger County (11/24/08)
BOLLINGER COUNTY, Mo. -- A small group of Bollinger County residents interested in establishing a county-wide recycling center continues to visit other area centers to learn how those other counties have established their centers. At its most recent meeting, the Bollinger County Recycling Project elected officers. Paula Bridges is chairwoman; Alex Courtney is secretary and Tory Shade is treasurer...
Patton, Mo., teenagers learn about emergency response (11/24/08)
PATTON, Mo. -- Rob Huff, superintendent of Meadow Heights School District and a member of a state homeland security oversight committee, helped train some staff members at the school a year ago in Community Emergency Response Team procedures. When he became aware that a state grant was available to train high school students, it made sense to him to apply for it so that students would know how to pitch in and help in the event of an emergency...
The cost of child care (11/24/08)
Dana McAdams faced a tough decision after her son was born in March: quit her job, or put Obi in day care. If not for her employer's health care, it would have been cheaper to not work. Her preferred day care provider came with a $150 a week price tag...
Weekend craft shows a hit with holiday shoppers (11/24/08)
Shoppers flocked to the last day of three weekend craft shows in Cape Girardeau and Fruitland. At the three events -- the Christmas Arts & Crafts Extravaganza at the Show Me Center and Osage Community Centre, the River Valley Craft Fair at the Arena Building and Plaza Conference Center, and the Crafts, Gifts and Collectibles show at Bavarian Halle -- shoppers found handmade rugs, blankets, kitchen magnets, dish towels, jewelry, candles, specialty yarn, glazed nuts -- a host of items for holiday giving.. ...
Perryville ordinance would ban pit bulls (11/24/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Though the city of Perryville held a public meeting last week to let concerned citizens voice their opinions on a proposed "dangerous dog" ordinance that would essentially ban ownership of pit bulls, it's a long way from being enacted, said Perryville Mayor Debbie Gahan...
Marble Hill to enforce dog pound ordinance (11/24/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- No more dogs are staying at the Marble Hill dog pound and, beginning this week, any future occupants will be euthanized after being there for 10 days. Mayor Russell Masterson had said earlier that he would like to have volunteers help feed and exercise the dogs and help keep the pound clean if the city could do so without liability. ...
Mo. Army post sees new cases of sex misconduct (11/24/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Twelve years after a military sex scandal that led to changes in Army training, Fort Leonard Wood has seen stream of cases in which drill sergeants have been accused of sexual misconduct with female trainees. Since February 2007, at least 14 drill sergeants or other trainers have faced courts-martial for improper relationships with soldiers undergoing basic training, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in its Sunday editions...
Mo. lab on front line of next germ scare (11/24/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- In 2001, the scare was anthrax. In 2003, it was SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome. And in 2005, it was bird flu. "It seems like odd-numbered years are pretty bad," joked Michael Kurilla, director of the office of biodefense research for the National Institutes of Health. "And we're about to enter 2009."...
Investor fear remains deep despite one-day rally (11/24/08)
NEW YORK -- Since the Nov. 4 election, investors have been abandoning stocks in a kind of slow-motion crash that experts say underlines just how anxious they are about what is likely to be a long and deep recession. Even after a late-day rally Friday, the benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 index has plunged 20 percent since the election. ...
Clinton prepares to relinquish her political independence (11/24/08)
NEW YORK -- For years, Hillary Rodham Clinton set aside her own considerable ambition to promote her husband's political career. Now, as President-elect Barack Obama's choice to be secretary of state, the former first lady faces the prospect of subsuming her political identity yet again -- this time on behalf of the man who dashed her hopes of returning to the White House in her own right...
It's a strike, a spare - it's turkey bowling (11/24/08)
CINCINNATI — Set up the pins, clear the lanes and try not to roll a gutter bird. Cincinnati is warming up for Thanksgiving with its traditional Turkey Bowl, an annual outdoor event using frozen turkeys in place of bowling balls. Contestants will try to knock down 10 pins Tuesday by sliding rock-hard birds down a lane on the holiday season ice skating rink on downtown's landmark Fountain Square...
'That's my cat!' says man with bat (11/24/08)
DALLAS -- Police are looking for an irate pet lover so intent on liberating his lost cat that he wielded a bat to fend off animal shelter employees. Dallas Animal Shelter manager Kent Robertson says the man found his missing gray and blue short-haired cat at the shelter, where it had been brought by someone who thought it was a stray...
Official: Obama to nominate Richardson for commerce job (11/24/08)
NEW YORK -- President-elect Barack Obama has chosen New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to be commerce secretary, adding a prominent Hispanic and one-time Democratic rival to his expanding Cabinet. Obama planned to announce the nomination after Thanksgiving, according to a Democratic official familiar with the discussions. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the negotiations and did so on condition of anonymity...
Stem-cell research opponents now face tough battle (11/24/08)
WASHINGTON -- When the Bush presidency ends, opponents of embryonic stem-cell research will face a new political reality that many feel powerless to stop. President-elect Barack Obama is expected to lift restrictions on federal money for such research. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., also has expressed interest in going ahead with legislation in the first 100 days of the new Congress if it still is necessary to set up a regulatory framework...
Thai lawmakers postpone joint session amid protesters (11/24/08)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's Parliament has postponed a joint session of Parliament as thousands of anti-government protesters surrounded the building in a bid to unseat the government. Samart Kaewmeechai, the deputy house speaker, said today's meeting was canceled because members of Parliament could not access the building...
Egypt faces obstacles in recovering its antiquities (11/24/08)
CAIRO, Egypt -- More than half a century ago, a prominent Egyptian archaeologist unearthed a stunning ancient mummy mask at the Saqqara pyramids near Cairo -- the golden image of a noblewoman's face. Mohammed Zakaria Ghoneim deposited the 3,200-year-old relic in a warehouse at Saqqara, where he meticulously documented his discovery. Seven years later, in 1959, Egyptian records show it was still in the same storeroom...
Paterno has hip replacement surgery (11/24/08)
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State coach Joe Paterno had successful hip replacement surgery Sunday, a day after the Nittany Lions clinched the Big Ten title and a trip to the Rose Bowl. The 81-year-old coach was resting comfortably at Mount Nittany Medical Center and was eager to return home, the team said in a statement...
Shin edges Webb, wins LPGA's ADT Championship (11/24/08)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Ji-Yai Shin began this year thinking she'd end up playing in the LPGA Tour's qualifying school. A major title and a $1 million check changed all that. Shin, this summer's British Open champion, held off Karrie Webb and an ailing Paula Creamer to win the ADT Championship on Sunday with a final round 2-under par 70 at Trump International. She captured the $1 million winner's prize, by far the biggest on tour, after a four-birdie, two-bogey day...
Oklahoma climbs BCS standings (11/24/08)
NEW YORK — The initial news from the BCS standings looked good for Texas. The long-range forecast, however, favors Oklahoma. The Longhorns stayed ahead of the Sooners on Sunday — but not by much — and moved into the coveted second spot in the standings, thanks to a better computer rating...
Another losing season ends on a winning note (11/24/08)
Southeast Missouri State closed out its football season Saturday in the best way possible, pulling out a thrilling 33-30 win at Austin Peay. But the bottom line was another losing record for the Redhawks. Southeast finished 4-8 overall and 2-6 in Ohio Valley Conference play, which tied the Redhawks for seventh place in the nine-team league...
Snyder reportedly will return at Kansas State (11/24/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Former Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has told school officials that he will return to coach the Wildcats. A person with knowledge of the hiring said the 69-year-old Snyder would be introduced at a news conference this morning. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made...
Mizzou upends No. 19 USC in Puerto Rico (11/24/08)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- DeMarre Carroll had 29 points and 11 rebounds Sunday to help Missouri pull away for an 83-72 victory over No. 19 Southern California in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. J.T. Tiller added 14 points and Leo Lyons finished with 13 for the Tigers (4-1), who shot 55 percent and outscored the Trojans 46-29 in the second half...
Redhawks' Russell makes impact on the boards (11/24/08)
LaMont Russell needed a change, and Southeast Missouri State offered it. "I wanted to get out of Kansas," he said. The 6-foot-6 junior college transfer is making the most of his opportunity with the Redhawks basketball team. He's the team's leading rebounder through three games, averaging 9.7 per game. That's even more impressive when you consider he only snagged one board in the Redhawks' season opener at New Mexico...
Fan speak 11/24/08 (11/24/08)
Kudos to Carrig GREAT STORY on the Jackson offensive line. These big guys usually get very little credit for a team's success. All coaches, quarterbacks and running backs need to give more love to the big guys. Without blowing open the holes, nobody scores. Thank you, Toby Carrig, for recognizing the offensive line...
Bears make Rams' dome like home (11/24/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Another opponent put the St. Louis Rams hopelessly behind by halftime. This time, it was the Chicago Bears' turn to roll up some big numbers. Matt Forte scored on two long runs and Marc Bulger lasted only five plays before sustaining a concussion against a defense that had three of a season-best five sacks by the break, helping the Bears build a 21-point cushion in a 27-3 victory Sunday...
Oprah, Leno, Letterman want Sarah Palin (11/24/08)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Sarah Palin is juggling offers to write books, appear in films and sit on dozens of interview couches at a rate astonishing for most Hollywood stars, let alone a first-term governor. Oprah wants her. So do Letterman and Leno. The failed Republican vice presidential candidate crunched state budget numbers last week in her 17th-floor office as tumbling oil prices hit Alaska's revenue. ...
Oil prices rise back above $50 (11/24/08)
Oil prices were fluctuating around $50 a barrel Monday as investors gained some confidence from reports that ailing U.S. bank Citigroup will get a state bailout and that U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has chosen an economic team to tackle what could be the worst slowdown in decades.But worries about falling demand for oil because of the broadening recession kept a lid on prices.By midday in Europe, light, sweet crude for January delivery was up 91 cents to $50.84 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange by midday in Europe, trading in a range between $48.80 and $51.34. ...
Dems expect Big 3 Detroit automakers to show they're worth $25 billion lifeline (11/24/08)
WASHINGTON -- Leading Democrats expect U.S. automakers will show Congress next month they are worth rescuing and are capable of returning to global pre-eminence. Skeptical Republicans said Sunday that Detroit's Big Three needed to convince taxpayers that they deserve an emergency $25 billion lifeline...
Being thankful from home: Fewer Missourians expected to travel over the Thanksgiving weekend (11/24/08)
Despite a recent decline in gas prices, more Missourians are expected to stay closer to home this Thanksgiving, according to AAA Missouri. The travel organization forecasts that, for the first time since 2002, fewer Americans will travel during the holiday weekend. About 41 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, a 1.4 percent decrease of 600,000 travelers from last year...
People on the move 11/24/08 (11/24/08)
Two Cape real estate agents earn awards Exit Realty has awarded Thomas M. Meyer and Elizabeth McFerron the Bronze Award in recognition of 25 or more closed transaction sales from July 1, 2007, to June 30. Both agents are with Exit Realty-Thomas Meyer Associates in Cape Girardeau...
The lessons of the 1979 Chrysler loan guarantee (11/24/08)
WASHINGTON -- When Chrysler teetered on the brink of bankruptcy in 1979, the automaker spent months building support for a $1.5 billion loan guarantee that helped save the company and tens of thousands of jobs.Nearly 30 years later, the U.S. ...
More customers resume using old-fashioned cash (11/24/08)
NEW YORK -- Cash or credit? For more Americans, who have already maxed out their credit cards or are just trying to manage their spending better in the tough economy, the answer is increasingly the old-fashioned one. Retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. ...
Charles James Sr. (11/24/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. — Charles "Toot" James Sr., 78, of Chaffee passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born in Lutesville, Mo., to the late Henry and Annie James James. He moved to Chaffee in 1993 from Kankakee, Ill...
Raymond Ruth (11/24/08)
Raymond Thomas Ruth, 84, of Scott City, died Saturday Nov. 22, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 8, 1924, in Owen County, Ky., the son of Roy Lee and Sennie B. Roberts Ruth. He and Treva Marjorie Terry were married Sept. 18, 1948, at Irondale, Mo...
Evelyn Miller (11/24/08)
Evelyn K. Miller, 79, of Wolf Lake, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 1, 1929, at Alto Pass, Ill., daughter of Ogle and Florence Vincent Miller. Miller was a member of the Galilee Baptist Church near Wolf Lake and retired as a supervisor at the Union State Tree Nursery...
Richard Dexter (11/24/08)
ANNA, Ill. — Richard Bradley Dexter, 59 of Anna died Friday, Nov 21, 2008, in Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 12, 1948, to Roy and Dorothy McCloud Dexter. He and Sandy Tucker were married July 9, 1983, at Fern Cliff...
Adrian Giesler (11/24/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Adrian V. Giesler, 85, of Perryville died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville. He was born June 24, 1923, at St. Mary, Mo., the son of Bill Giesler and Hazel Lawrence Giesler. He and Betty Lingle were married June 23, 1980, in St. Louis...
Police report 11/24/08 (11/24/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n A suspect was in custody pending formal charges for forgery. n John Mitchell, 195 Windsor St., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for contempt of court, driving while suspended and assault...
Out of the past 11/24/08 (11/24/08)
25 years ago: Nov. 24, 1983 Thanksgiving Day. The Salvation Army, in cooperation with the Southeast Missourian newspaper, sponsors a community Thanksgiving dinner to make the holiday a bit brighter for many area residents; around 265 meals are served...
Business Buzz: High hopes for Thanksgiving weekend (11/24/08)
Only days remain until Thanksgiving weekend, a few days of visiting with family, cheering on a favorite football team and stuffing oneself with turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie, and hitting the mall at 5 a.m. Yes, I'll be there bright and early the day after Thanksgiving to cover the madness known as Black Friday (and relaxing that afternoon with my wife and her extended family as we watch my Huskers hopefully beat up on the Colorado Buffaloes)...
Looking up the story on the Tower Club (11/24/08)
After an online reader going by the name "Budman" asked me to "find out what the Tower club is, who its members are, and what the goals of the organization are," I went looking for answers. Some readers have posted comments on the Southeast Missourian's website suggesting the club runs this town...
Centrist policies protect the two-party system (11/24/08)
The recent election results raise interesting questions about the future of the political party system in the U.S. The Democratic Party captured strong majorities among African-Americans, Jews, Hispanics, educated voters and the white elite. At first blush, it appears that these groups have such disparate interests that they could hardly occupy the same tent. Or, to put it another way, why do we not have multiple parties of fragmented interests as they do in Israel and some European countries?...
Holiday time (11/24/08)
Because of the economic situation that is affecting everything from monetary policy to car loans to credit-card interest rates, retailers are trying hard to attract customers and stimulate sales. In addition to the financial crisis, this year's traditional holiday season -- typically between Thanksgiving and Christmas -- is shorter by a full week because Thanksgiving is so late this year...
An opportunity to work together (11/24/08)
To the editor: "We are not red states or blue states but the United States." We have heard and seen this from the campaign trail to Cape Rock Drive. We live in a time when climate change and economic disruption threaten our future well-being while wars are being waged on two fronts. The claim that terrorists are around every corner confronts us every day...
Speak out 11/24/08 (11/24/08)
Mandatory diploma WHEN WE have so many runaways and homeless, we wonder why. Maybe it's because the law allows children 17 years old (and younger) to leave school and home to become school dropouts, drug users, prostitutes or whatever to survive, and the parent can do nothing. ...
Central Lacrosse Game Benefits SEMO Food Bank & Nothing But Nets (11/24/08)
Throwin' down since 2003! The 2008 Central Lacrosse Team plays the Central Lacrosse Alumni on Saturday, November 29. Proceeds benefit Southeast Missouri Food Bank and Nothing But Nets. The game begins at 11:00am at Arena Park, Field #10. Ditch the turkey and bring on the dogs: brats, hot dogs, and soft drinks at the concessions stand. Students $2, Adults $5. Will "old age" and treachery triumph over youth and exuberance? Join us Saturday and find out!...
Santa is coming to south Cape.......... (11/24/08)
Santa is coming to town.......... He is set to arrive at the Cape Area Family Resource Center on December 18th. Yes, you heard me right. We have found the perfect Santa who will bring much joy to the children and seniors CAFRC serves, only one problem, he needs a Santa suit!!!...
Office closed (11/24/08)
With the Thanksgiving Holiday this week I wanted to be sure to announce that our door will be closed from Wednesday November 26 to Monday December 1st. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. CAFRC staff
Volunteering: Making a Difference in the Midst of Troubled Times (11/24/08)
With the costs of living going up and the funds for living going down, this holiday season will be a difficult one for many. It's hard to offer thanksgiving and express Christmas joy when poor economic times take their toll. Unless… When we put life into proper perspective, we can give thanks for what we have and find joy in even the smallest gift received. ...
Twilight Extravaganza (11/24/08)
Friday evening 39 diehard Twilight fans partied as the sold out movie began. We had purchased our tickets weeks in advance knowing the furor over "edward" would indeed cause tickets to sell out fast! After viewing the movie, we convened at bella salon(how fitting the name!) for drinks, food and conversation. A wonderful girl's night out!...
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