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Fisk, Mo., man sentenced for transporting child pornography (11/27/08)
ST. LOUIS -- A Fisk, Mo., man was sentenced Monday afternoon to nearly 15 years in federal prison for attempting to transport child pornography. Michael Charles Dissler, 53, was sentenced to 173 months on one felony count of attempted transportation of child porn­ography by U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry, according to the federal prosecutor's office...
Thankful People: After a tough year, the McCollough family perpetually thankful (11/27/08)
Robin McCollough collects frogs. She has more than 300 figurines of the amphibians throughout her home. "You know a frog means to Fully Rely On God," she said. For the McCollough family, the past year has required them to trust God more than ever...
Thankful People: Tumor survivor says she's 'lucky to be living' (11/27/08)
Charisse Parrish has cheated death twice in the last seven months. To say that she is thankful is an understatement. After being told her brain tumor had doubled in size and needed to be removed, her apartment essentially melted during a late April fire, leaving Parrish homeless and hopeless...
Woman shot in stomach through roof of car (11/27/08)
An Oran, Mo., woman told police she suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach Tuesday night while sitting in her sports car in the parking lot of a Cape Girardeau restaurant. Police responded to a reported shooting at 7:07 p.m. at Chinatown Buffet, 213 S. Kings­highway, where they spoke with the 37-year-old victim...
Thankful People: Cape Girardeau family feels doubly blessed after medical scare (11/27/08)
"If you believe in miracles, we experienced two," Amy Jones tells people when talking about the toxic form of E. coli that struck the oldest and youngest of her three sons. The Jones household is a busy one. Amy is a real estate agent; her husband, Gerry, is managing member of RiverWest Partners. ...
Thankful People: Woman learns to appreciate simply walking (11/27/08)
Carol Guard can walk to the mailbox. That may not seem like a big achievement for someone who was used to walking up to six miles a day for exercise, but for much of the past five years, Guard, a 40-year-old mother of two, has struggled to go just a few steps. Much of her time was spent in a wheelchair or in bed...
Thankful People: Talent show winner Neal E. Boyd grateful for success (11/27/08)
Neal E. Boyd stood in front of a few hundred people at the Clinton community building in Sikeston, Mo., soaking up the standing ovation for about 30 seconds. To the people in his hometown, Boyd had long been a local celebrity. But Tuesday night at the Clinton building was his first public appearance in Sikeston since achieving international star status, and this standing ovation was possibly the most satisfying in a career full of them...
Area groups seeking gifts for children, elderly (11/27/08)
Four area programs are seeking money or gifts to benefit children and the elderly this Christmas. Some have been around for decades, others are only a few years old, but they all need help. Toybox and Christmas for the Elderly Toybox and Christmas for the Elderly programs are sponsored by Cape Girardeau Jaycees, Division of Senior Services, Cape Girardeau County Health Department and the Southeast Missourian. They both serve people struggling with giving or receiving gifts at Christmas...
Stabbing reported in Cape Girardeau (11/27/08)
Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau police responded to a reported stabbing Wednesday afternoon at 716 Broadway, according to Cpl. Jason Selzer. A 27-year-old man suffered a stab wound in the back, Selzer said. He was injured in an apartment above the business at 716 Broadway...
Charleston man shot in Monday morning incident (11/27/08)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A Charleston man is recovering from a gunshot wound received Monday morning. Four have been charged in connection with the shooting. According to a Tuesday news release from the Charleston Department of Public Safety, a call was received around 8:30 a.m. ...
Thankful People: Malnourished pup nursed back to health (11/27/08)
Champ dashes around the front desk of the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri like he owns the place. A chestnut luster has begun to return to the 8-month old Boxer's short coat, with sparse hair growing over the open sores. Regular meals have done their part to add some heft to his still-gaunt frame...
I-55 chase reaches 100 mph; Mound City man faces charges (11/27/08)
A driver seeking to avoid a traffic stop led Cape Girardeau police officers on a chase Wednesday morning that reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour on Interstate 55. Wayne W. Douglass, 21, of Mound City, Ill., ran his 2001 black Chevrolet Camaro into a ditch near mile marker 104 on I-55 after shredding the right rear tire during the high-speed chase. ...
Falling prices in Missouri allow sale of gas without ethanol (11/27/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The recent drop in fuel prices has triggered a provision in the state's ethanol mandate allowing gas stations to sell fuel without the corn-based additive. Most Missouri retailers stopped adding ethanol to their fuels in the last four weeks, said Ronald Leone, executive director of the Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association...
Charleston man grateful for pardon from Bush (11/27/08)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Leslie Owen Collier was surrounded by cattle at a livestock auction when his cell phone rang. It was the White House. Twelve years after pleading guilty to federal charges in the deaths of three bald eagles, Collier learned his name was cleared -- he was pardoned by President Bush...
84-year-old man deluged with help on $3K water bill (11/27/08)
APPLETON, Wis. -- An 84-year-old man hit with a $3,000 quarterly water bill for leaky pipes won't have to pay a dime, thanks to the generosity of others. As of Tuesday, a drive to help Norman Beckman had raised $4,027 in one week. Organizers stopped accepting the contributions that were still coming in...
Feds warn of plot against NYC subways (11/27/08)
NEW YORK -- Police bolstered security in subways and trains Wednesday after the government warned that al-Qaida suicide bombers were contemplating an attack on New York's mass-transit systems during the holiday season. An internal memo obtained by The Associated Press says the FBI has received a "plausible but unsubstantiated" report that al-Qaida terrorists in late September may have discussed attacking the subway system...
Jury convicts Missouri mom of lesser charges in online hoax (11/27/08)
LOS ANGELES -- A Missouri mother on trial in a landmark cyberbullying case was convicted Wednesday of three minor offenses instead of the main conspiracy charge in an Internet hoax that apparently drove a 13-year-old girl to suicide. The federal jury could not reach a verdict on the conspiracy allegation against 49-year-old Lori Drew and rejected three other felony counts of accessing computers without authorization to inflict emotional harm on the girl...
Plumes on Saturn moon may contain water vapor (11/27/08)
WASHINGTON -- Astronomers looking at the spectacular supersonic plumes of gas and dust shooting off one of Saturn's moons say there are strong hints of liquid water, a key building block of life. Their research, appearing in today's issue of the journal Nature, adds to the growing push to explore further the moon Enceladus, as one of the solar system's most compelling places for potential life...
At least 82 killed as gunmen rampage in Indian city, take Western hostages (11/27/08)
MUMBAI, India -- Teams of gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular restaurant, hospitals and a crowded train station in coordinated attacks across India's financial capital Wednesday night, killing at least 82 people and taking Westerners hostage, police said. A group of suspected Muslim militants claimed responsibility...
Redhawks football: Another year in the red (11/27/08)
There has been no significant progress in wins made in the Southeast Missouri State football program since Tony Samuel took over as coach three years ago. But Samuel said he feels good about the direction of a program that has had little success since moving to the Division I-AA level in 1991...
Moore fights through injuries (11/27/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No Missouri defensive player came into 2008 with higher expectations than senior free safety William Moore. And after a start slowed by injuries, the Hayti, Mo., native is rounding back into the form that made him an All-American in 2007...
Dreaming about Southern California (11/27/08)
Nov. 27, 2008 Dear Adams family, I still find myself Southern California dreamin' once in a while. Not about the endless traffic or summers but the uncommon people. When asked about living in Southern California I sometimes say everyone there is on the make, but that isn't true or close to the whole story. Many of the people I knew there were just trying to figure things out like the rest of us are. You Southern Californians just think you have forever...
Pizza Deluxe: Pagliai's is a Cape Girardeau favorite (11/27/08)
Ask any local what their favorite pizza is and you are bound to get a variety of answers. For many others, though, there is no hesitation and no second guessing: Pagliai's Pizza & Pasta on Broadway. Owner Ron Bohnert clued SE Live in on some things you might not know about Cape Girardeau's long-loved pizzeria...
Music Review: GNR or not, a vote for 'Democracy' (11/27/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:When an album takes longer to finish than the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, lofty expectations are part of the deal. "Chinese Democracy" may not be high art, but for any GNR fan, it was certainly worth the wait. The quality of the music was never much in question, seeing as Axl Rose had ample time to perfect it. The going concern has always been: With Rose as the only original member involved, is this to be considered a legitimate Guns N' Roses album?...
Latest King stories about twilight, not darkness (11/27/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:For a generation, we have associated Stephen King with darkness, or at least with an absence of light. He is the national summoner of darker instincts, darker thoughts, darker realities bleeding into our own. But perhaps we have missed the point a bit...
Mike Dumey, Robyn Hosp mix traditional Christmas favorites, comedy and hymn (11/27/08)
Mike Dumey is at it again. This time, however, it's not with a bunch of students singing songs from Broadway, big band classics or country hits. This time he's performing with Robyn Hosp. and they're singing Christmas like no one else can. In their 11th year performing together, they're still rocking...
Good bets 11/27/08 (11/27/08)
Holiday happenings The 56th annual Holiday House Tour the historic Magnolia Manor. Where: Magnolia Manor, Cairo, Ill. When: 1 to 4 p.m. daily through December Santa Express Take a ride with the jolly fat man. Where: St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway, Jackson...
Mendes on his evolutionary 'Revolutionary Road' (11/27/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:On his first try, Sam Mendes won a Best Director Oscar for 1999's "American Beauty," which also was awarded Best Picture. w Mendes, a 43-year-old Brit, had a flourishing directing career on the British stage in the 1990s. He's made interesting, if not altogether successful, choices since "American Beauty," directing the moody gangster saga "Road to Perdition," based on a graphic novel, and the psychological war drama "Jarhead." wNow he's back with "Revolutionary Road," reuniting his wife, Kate Winslet, with her "Titanic" co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio. ...
Mraz talks music, book and salads (11/27/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:NEW YORK -- To record his third studio CD, Jason Mraz withdrew from the music industry so he wouldn't be affected by album sales and charts. Instead, the pop singer went to his hometown of San Diego and traveled to London while disconnecting himself from his phone and e-mail...
Hill fulfills dream with Christmas special, CD (11/27/08)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Faith Hill finally has that Christmas gift she's always wanted. She performed her favorite holiday songs with a 31-piece orchestra, nine-member choir and an elaborate stage set for a new PBS special. "It has always been a dream of mine, both as a little girl and as a performer," Hill said of the performance, which was taped for an installment of the Public Broadcasting Service's "Soundstage" series...
Holiday highlights: Bond, Nixon, `Madagascar' gang (11/27/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Nixon's back. So are Kate and Leo, Nicole and Baz, and a vengeful James Bond. Despite the harsh economy, Hollywood has been on a box-office roll as of late, and studios head into the year's homestretch with a solid lineup of returns, reunions and promising newcomers that could uphold the old saw about movies as a recession-proof business...
Enjoying blessings (11/27/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:Thanksgiving and the holidays are supposed to bring families together. Children, cousins and friends return home to eat, drink and be lazy. It's family time. If your family is anything like mine, it's crazy time. I thought you might need shelter from the storm. ...
ARTifacts 11/27/08 (11/27/08)
Dates set for two annual holiday concerts @SL_body_copy_ragged:n The Southeast Missouri Hospital Foundation, Inc. will present the 13th annual Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Cape Bible Chapel. Southeast Missouri Hospital employee cancer survivors will be the honorary chairpersons of the event. ...
Music Review: Beyonce swoons, grinds on third CD (11/27/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:On Beyonce's new album, the 27-year-old singer-diva-icon gives her on-stage, bump-n-grind alter-ego Sasha Fierce co-billing. "I AM ... SASHA FIERCE" is her attempt at a concept album, with the disc split into two. There's the swoony, ballad heavy "I AM ...," which Beyonce says reveals her true self "underneath all the exciting star drama." Then there's the more modern, hip-hop-influenced "SASHA FIERCE," which Beyonce calls "more sensual, more aggressive."...
'Twilight' produces dim reaction (11/27/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:Audience texting -- and whether or not there's any going on during a film -- seems to be the new success meter for young adult films. There was a lot of eyes-down, thumbs-a-typing texting going on during "Twilight." While it's true I couldn't read any of the tiny screens lighting up the theater like little twinkle lights, I'm guessing that most messages were of disappointment. ...
'Cats' on the prowl in St. Louis (11/27/08)
ST. LOUIS — The holidays are a time when families come together; for a cultural experience with yours, head to St. Louis to see "Cats" at the Fox Theatre. Andrew Lloyd Webber's emphatically popular musical has crawled off Broadway to wander around the country. To drive home the notion that this is truly a family feature, the Fox Theatre is offering face painting to children at the show...
Markets clinch fourth straight winning session (11/27/08)
NEW YORK -- A stock market gaining confidence in the nation's financial system bolted higher Wednesday, propelling the Dow Jones industrials and Standard & Poor's 500 index to their first four-day advance since last spring. The market reversed losses from earlier in the session after president-elect Barack Obama pledged he would have a plan to deal with the nation's economic crisis on his first day in office. ...
Elizabeth Golightly (11/27/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Elizabeth "Betty" Golightly, 79, of Chaffee died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 8, 1929, at Chaffee, daughter of George Emery and Stella Ann Pearson Allwood. Betty married Fred Golightly April 25, 1949. He preceded her in death June 18, 2004...
Jean Cooper (11/27/08)
Jean Noble "J.N." Cooper, 85, of Des Arc, Ark., formerly of Almyra, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born May 5, 1923, in Melbourne, Ark., to C.R. and Ruby Lee Tidwell Cooper Sr. Cooper was manager of Almyra Farmers Co-op before becoming postmaster of Almyra post office. He was a member of Almyra First Baptist Church before moving to Des Arc and becoming a member of First Baptist Church there...
Mildred Cox (11/27/08)
Mildred M. Cox, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rosabell Swanner (11/27/08)
Rosabell Swanner, 102, of Scott City died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 18, 1906, in Pulaski County, Ill., daughter of Daniel and Isabell Smith Summers. She and William Hall Swanner were married Dec. 24, 1924, in Benton, Ill. He died Oct. 21, 1972...
Births 11/27/2008 (11/27/08)
Tipler Daughter to Devan Miles Tipler and Pandora Lawson of Kennett, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 5:10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. Name, De'Vanity Nicole Zakea. Weight, 4 pounds, 2 ounces. Seventh child, fifth daughter. Ms. Lawson is the former Pandora Whitaker, daughter of Earnest and Debbie Whitaker of Wardell, Mo. She is employed at Jackson-Hewitt Tax Services. Tipler is the son of Brenda Lemons of Kennett and Joey Tipler of Cape Girardeau...
St. Denis School (11/27/08)
1st grade: Krista Dirnberger, Britt Gage, Addie Gage, Mallory Glastetter, Haleigh Halter, Devin Heuring, Gavin Holland, Haley Johnson, Macy Landeros, Andrea Richman. 2nd grade: Landon Cureton, Sydney Dittlinger, Andrew Halter, Nate Hulshof, Ragan Schlosser, Allison Seiler, Grace Urhahn...
Police report 11/27/2008 (11/27/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Tommy R. L. Jones, 22, 282 D St., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, failure to stop at posted sign and failure to show proof of insurance...
Fire report 11/27/2008 (11/27/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 7:48 p.m., an illegal burn at 146 S. Benton St. n At 8:40 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of Linden Street. n At 8:42 p.m., an alarm at 426 S. Pacific St. n At 12:40 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1000 block of North West End Boulevard...
Out of the past 11/27/08 (11/27/08)
25 years ago: Nov. 27, 1983 ST. LOUIS -- The Chaffee Red Devils used three big plays in the final 12 minutes of yesterday's game to capture their first-ever Missouri Class 1A football crown; trailing the entire second half, Chaffee rode a roller coaster before the final of the big plays -- an improvised 32-yard scoring pass in the final minute -- to edge Norborne, 13-7, at Busch Stadium...
Day of thanks (11/27/08)
Come, ye thankful people, come, Raise the song of harvest-home; All is safely gathered in, Ere the winter storms begin. -- Henry Alford (1810-1871) "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" (written in 1844) Thousands of voices will sing these words on this national day of thanksgiving...
Thanks to all who helped with party (11/27/08)
To the editor: Living in and running a small business my first full year in Cape Girardeau has afforded me the opportunity to meet many wonderful people. Recently I had the honor of chairing the committee for the annual Neighborhood Connections party for the Old Town Cape area. This event took place Oct. 11 and was a great success...
District can use internal resources (11/27/08)
I don't usually pay much attention to your Speak Out column, but I read with interest in your Sunday edition the comment concerning school advice [regarding the hiring of consultants for curriculum and a facilities plan]. Our district now has in place a highly skilled superintendent in Jim Welker. ...
Part 2: A Trip to Washington D.C. and A Sentencing Hearing (11/27/08)
In the past two weeks I have spoken before two audiences in two very different settings in two very different places. Yet both had the same theme. On Nov. 3 and 4, I spoke in Washington D.C. at the Allstate Foundation's Economic Empowerment Workshop. On Nov. 10, I spoke in Steelville at the sentencing hearing for Charles Fodge, the man who tried to take my life on July 27, 2007. He had previously pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on Nov. 10...
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