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Stories from Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cape Girardeau theater plans food drive; FEMA aid approved for September storms (11/29/08)
FEMA aid approved for Sept. weather, floods JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Federal and state officials say nearly $2.8 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency grants have been approved to aid Missouri victims of storms, floods and tornadoes that occurred in September. ...
Report criticizes mowing arrangement for Mississippi County Courthouse (11/29/08)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- State auditors don't approve of the mowing arrangement for the Mississippi County Courthouse, but it isn't likely to change. According to the state auditor's report on the two-year period ending Dec. 31, 2007, County Clerk Junior DeLay was paid $5,200 per year for serving as groundskeeper for the courthouse...
L.A. Dodger from Sikeston calls season spectacular (11/29/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- It wasn't the same type of sold-out crowd to which he is accustomed. But in front of a packed room, Blake DeWitt summarized the past year as "spectacular" for him. The Los Angeles Dodger shared his experiences Thursday at the monthly luncheon of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. As he took to the podium, the crowd, which also lined up throughout the luncheon for autographs and photographs, gave him a standing ovation...
91-year-old woman gets award for volunteering (11/29/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Reva Collins may be slowing down a bit, but she's still active as a volunteer with the Bollinger County Senior Center, some other favorite causes and with the Republican Party. At 91, she's entitled to slow down a little. If she didn't volunteer, she said, she'd probably rock -- as in a rocking chair...
Downtown makes plans for holidays (11/29/08)
For the seventh year in a row, the downtown merchants of Cape Girardeau are joining together to display their wares and offering a $2,000 shopping spree as an incentive to come take a look. From 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, many downtown stores will stay open beyond their normal closing times. The Downtown Christmas Open House will also offer free carriage rides, Christmas carolers and children's activities, including a chance to have pictures taken with Santa Claus...
Cape man charged with assault after allegedly groping woman in parking lot (11/29/08)
A Cape Girardeau man faces assault charges after allegedly groping a woman in the parking lot of her place of employment as she was leaving for the day. Leonard McAdory Jr., 34, 623 Jefferson Ave., was charged with first-degree trespassing and third-degree assault, or knowingly causing physical contact with another person knowing the other person will regard the contact as offensive or provocative...
Black Friday brings out deal hunters (11/29/08)
Black Friday has become a family tradition for Crystal Sides of Benton, Mo. For the last four years, Sides and her family members have camped out at stores in Cape Girardeau in hopes of grabbing that blockbuster deal. Sides -- who at 11:30 p.m. Thursday was first in line -- chose Toys "R" Us as her spot this year. She was buying a PlayStation 2 bundle that included the console, six games, DVD remote and the movie "21" on DVD...
Cardboard figure causes New Jersey bank standoff (11/29/08)
MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- A standoff at a New Jersey bank is over after police learned a "person" seen inside was actually a full-size cardboard figure. Officers went to the PNC Bank in Montgomery Township on Thursday night after an alarm went off. They saw what they thought was at least one person through the windows of the bank, which had its blinds drawn...
FDA sets safe level for infant formula contaminant (11/29/08)
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators set a safety threshold Friday for the industrial chemical melamine that is greater than the amount of contamination found so far in U.S.-made infant formula. Food and Drug Administration officials set a threshold of 1 part per million of melamine in formula, provided a related chemical isn't present. They insisted the formulas are safe...
Ill. family thanks employees with surprise bonuses (11/29/08)
CHICAGO -- Even though employees at the Peer Bearing Co. no longer work for the Spungen family that recently sold the Waukegan-based ball bearings maker, they each still received a turkey this Thanksgiving in keeping with tradition. But even better was the gift that came in mid-September, when the Spungens threw a party to celebrate the company's acquisition by a Swedish company...
U.S. shoppers turn out in force but are cautious (11/29/08)
NEW YORK -- Shoppers, who had snapped their wallets shut since September, turned out in force Friday to grab early morning deals and hard-to-find items like Elmo Live and the "Wii Fit" exercise game, but many said worries about the economy have them focusing on fewer gifts and less expensive, more practical items...
Endeavour undocks from space station (11/29/08)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of seven departed the international space station on Friday, ending a 12-day visit that left the orbiting complex with more modern living quarters for bigger crews. Endeavour pulled away as the two spacecraft soared 220 miles above the Pacific...
Activity of Fed's loan program increases (11/29/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve boosted its lending to commercial banks and investment firms over the past week, indicating that a severe credit crisis was still squeezing the financial system. The Fed released a report Friday saying commercial banks averaged $93.6 billion in daily borrowing for the week ending Wednesday. That was up from an average of $91.6 billion for the week ending Nov. 19...
Indian forces kill last of gunmen in Mumbai (11/29/08)
MUMBAI, India -- Indian commandos killed the last remaining gunmen holed up at a luxury Mumbai hotel Saturday, ending a 60-hour rampage through India's financial capital by suspected Islamic militants that left more than 150 people dead and rocked the nation...
Bulldogs capture opener (11/29/08)
The Zalma boys basketball team got 21 points and six rebounds from Justin Stotts as it rolled to a 65-32 victory Friday in the Current River Challenge in Van Buren. The Bulldogs opened a 27-12 lead at halftime against Bunker and never looked back. Nick Smith dumped in 10 points and snagged seven rebounds, while Kevin Walker also scored 10 for the victors...
Central ready to open at showcase (11/29/08)
The Central boys basketball team opens its season with a mighty test in the opener. The Tigers play Hazelwood Central in the first game of today's Pepsi Showcase at the Show Me Center. The game is scheduled to tip off at 1 p.m. "They're a very good team," Central coach Drew Church said of the Hawks. "They've got size, they've got quickness, they've got everything. We just need to go in and see where we're at...
Southeast men snare victory at Las Vegas Invite (11/29/08)
Southeast Missouri State acting coach Zac Roman anticipated a tight game in Friday's rematch with Longwood at the Las Vegas Invitational. The Redhawks men's basketball team beat Longwood by four points on a neutral floor last year, and the Lancers wanted revenge...
Redhawks stumble at home (11/29/08)
The one constant for the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team under third-year coach John Ishee has been defense. Indiana State must not have gotten the memo. The visiting Sycamores hit a sizzling 57.1 percent of their field-goal attempts, which paved the way for a 75-72 victory Friday night...
Christmas gift of a homemade jewelry box takes on a deeper meaning (11/29/08)
No doubt the primary reading material the day of Thanksgiving was the Black Friday ads, in spite of -- or perhaps because of -- hard economic times. Black Friday is the day marking the primary shopping season when they say retailers bring their books into the black...
Religion calendar 11/29/08 (11/29/08)
HOLIDAY EVENTS Bethlehem Village of Hope First Baptist Church of Delta will host a re-creation of Bethlehem. Chili, cookies, hot chocolate and coffee will be available. When: 5 to 8 p.m. today through Dec. 7 Where: 591 Liberty St., Delta...
Jackson church brings Nativity scene alive (11/29/08)
Area churches are getting into the season with programs reaching out to the community and focusing on the story of Christ's birth. Emmanuel United Church of Christ has organized a live Nativity for more than two decades. "Come and enjoy the animals, but enjoy the Christmas season because we want to provide the joyful spirit of what Christ's birthday means," said the Rev. Sam Roethemeyer, pastor of the church...
A man of words and faith (11/29/08)
It would have made Peter Hilty smile. At a restaurant last week, just three days after the death of the venerable Southeast Missouri State University English professor and poet, a young man was spotted wearing a T-shirt with this message emblazoned on the back: "Delightfully Tacky, Yet Unrefined." That turn of phrase, it is imagined, would have elicited a laugh and perhaps a 20-minute conversation about the use of adjectives and adverbs...
Energizer Bunny begins 20th year (11/29/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Turns out he really does just keep going and going. The Energizer Bunny is beginning his 20th year as the symbol of St. Louis-based battery-maker Energizer Holdings Inc. The advertising icon has become famous enough that people who persevere beyond reasonable expectation are often referred to, or call themselves, the "Energizer Bunny."...
Thomas Israel (11/29/08)
Thomas Israel Professor Thomas A. Israel, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Carl Pulley (11/29/08)
Carl Pulley LICK CREEK, Ill. -- Carl W. Pulley, 89, of Lick Creek died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at his home. He was born Feb. 15, 1919, in Marion, Ill., son of Willis and Grace Gibbons Pulley. He and Margaret Turnage were married March 3, 1938, in Benton, Ky...
Mildred Cox (11/29/08)
Mildred Cox Mildred Mae Eakins Cox, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. She was born March 2, 1925, near Advance, Mo., daughter of George Lee and Bertha May Miller Eakins. She and Comelous G. "C.G." Cox were married Nov. 19, 1943. He died Dec. 12, 2007...
Christopher Brimm (11/29/08)
Christopher Brimm ANNA, Ill. -- Christopher Columbus "Duzer" Brimm, 86, of Anna died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born April 24, 1922, in Anna, son of Robert L. and Mae Crowell Brimm. He and Eva Ruth Canada were married Sept. 29, 1945, in Vienna, Ill...
Betty Bailey (11/29/08)
Betty Bailey CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Betty Jean Bailey, 78, of Chaffee died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born July 19, 1930, at Chaffee, daughter of Charles and Ruth Ross Nordin. She and Clarence Irvin were married in 1944 at Chaffee. He died in 1983. She married Robert Bailey in 2003, who died in 2006...
Elmer Wilkens (11/29/08)
Elmer Wilkens Elmer G. Wilkens, 96, of Jackson passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at Jackson Manor. He was born Feb. 20, 1912, in Shawneetown, son of Henry and Alvenia Kayser Wilkens. He and Mary Helen Short were married May 8, 1937. She passed away May 20, 2000...
Donald Ziegler (11/29/08)
Donald Ziegler Donald S. Ziegler, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Aug. 23, 1936, in Fornfelt, Mo., son of Leo J. and Lorena K. Felter Ziegler. He and Martha J. Westrich were married Oct. 24, 1959, in Cape Girardeau...
Bobby Nelson (11/29/08)
Bobby Nelson CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Bobby Eugene Nelson, 69, of Charleston died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at Charleston Manor. He was born Sept. 2, 1939, in Mississippi County, son of Robert A. and Jewell Lillian Lindsey Nelson. He and Mary Ann Sisk were married Oct. 14, 1960...
Alma Guemmer (11/29/08)
Alma Guemmer PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Alma E. Guemmer, 94, of Perryville died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at Perry Oaks. She was born April 16, 1914, at Wittenberg, Mo., daughter of John and Sophia Mangels Miesner. She married Arthur Guemmer, who died May 10, 1987...
Rosalie Heizer (11/29/08)
Rosalie Heizer Rosalie A. "Sally" Heizer, 78, of Prairie du Rocher, Ill., passed away Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at Randolph County Care Center in Sparta, Ill. Sally was born April 6, 1930, in Evansville, Ill., to the late Walter P. and Louise H.S. Telthorster Heck. She and Leo J. Heizer were married Feb. 18, 1947, in Prairie du Rocher. He preceded her in death Sept. 28, 1991...
Births 11/29/08 (11/29/08)
Session Daughter to Tracy Parnell Session and Sheila Angelina Jones of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 12:47 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008. Name, T'Qyra Angelina Monet. Weight, 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Second daughter. Ms. Jones is the daughter of Felicia Williams and Johnnie Williams of Jefferson City, Mo. Session is the son of Cathy Hampton of Cape Girardeau and Tracy Hampton of Phoenix...
Fire report 11/29/08 (11/29/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday: n At 9:07 p.m., still alarm at 1400 S. West End Blvd. Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 6:47 a.m., emergency medical service in the 3400 block of Lakewood Drive...
Police report 11/29/08 (11/29/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n George P. Brown, 47, 170 China Blue St., was arrested on suspcion of driving while intoxicated, failure to stay on right half of road, failure to use signal and driving while suspended...
Out of the past 11/29/08 (11/29/08)
25 years ago: Nov. 29, 1983 A hearing conducted in Cape Girardeau by the Children, Youth and Families Committee of the state legislature draws both criticism and praise for Missouri's juvenile system and day care licensing program; the frankest testimony comes from former state representative and 33rd Circuit Judge Tony Heckemeyer of Sikeston, Mo...
Better 911 (11/29/08)
911 emergency services in Cape Girardeau got a huge upgrade last week. The city opened its new 911 dispatch center at Fire Station No. 3 on North Sprigg Street. At a cost of about $1.5 million, the center now has much of the advanced equipment that identifies the location of those who are seeking emergency assistance and calling from a land line. Previously, dispatchers had to use paper maps to locate where calls were coming from...
Outdoor burning should be banned (11/29/08)
To the editor: In regard to your new story "Ozone oversight": Did it ever occur to anyone besides myself that all the unlimited burning of leaves and trash is contributing to the air pollution in this city? Smoke is not considered air pollution? I lived in St. Louis County for many years, and the air there is much cleaner than it is here. We were not allowed any outside burning, and no trash burning was allowed in our fireplace...
Our freedoms are on the line (11/29/08)
To the editor: Radio is just a little box with a cord and some knobs. But does it ever cause controversy. And it is so easy to turn off or change stations. That is freedom, as is Speak Out. It's frightening that so many are so willing to give up our freedom of speech. Censoring criticism of government is of great concern...
Thanks for Buddy Poppy support (11/29/08)
To the editor: VFW Post 3838 wishes to thank all Buddy Poppy workers and our community for the support for the generous work done Nov. 14 and 15. This effort was outstanding support for veterans by our community. All funds collected will be used for veterans programs in our community. ...
Speak Out 11/29/08 (11/29/08)
Consider the trees HAS ANYONE considered that high ozone levels in Perry County may be caused by oak trees? Ozone is formed by the effect of sunlight on nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons. It has become clear that some trees like oak and poplar are producing huge amounts of a hydrocarbon called isoprene, which is dominant in the formation of ozone. ...
Mizzou Defeated (but not down) (11/29/08)
Today I witnessed one of the best football games quite possibly in college sports. Unfortunately it culminated in one of the worst endings I've ever witnessed in college sports. The Missouri Tigers narrowly lost to Kansas today 40 to 37, but you wouldn't know that by some of the reports coming across the wire...
Ferret or not to Ferret? Pets as Holiday Gifts. (11/29/08)
With Christmas around the corner, and knowing that many people buy pets for their children as a gift, I wanted to send out a little information to work with. I have been happily owned by ferrets since 2004. None of the ferrets who've owned me were purchased by me from any store. ...
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