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Stories from Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cape Girardeau fire captain urges business leaders to ready for disaster (12/06/08)
In an area prone to flooding and earthquakes, Capt. Paul Breitenstein of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department told business leaders that now is the time to prepare for a disaster. Taking the proper precautions, he said, will help businesses weather any economic aftershocks...
Lane reductions on I-55 scheduled in Cape, Scott counties next week (12/06/08)
Motorists driving on Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau and Scott City next week may need to allow extra travel time on a section of the roadway. The southbound lane of Interstate 55 between exit 99 and Highway 74 will be reduced to one lane on Monday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace guardrails. Work is expected to take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m...
Police: Man broke into Cape hangar, pretended to be pilot, night watchman (12/06/08)
A Dexter, Mo., man faces arraignment Tuesday in Scott County after a series of burglaries and thefts Thanksgiving weekend that included time spent pretending to fly a plane at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. Carlos Pedro Kunz, 20, is being held in Scott County Jail...
Mother needs help for three children; Mrs. J would like dress slacks (12/06/08)
Mom's hours are cut back Mom is a home health-care worker, but the client list has been cut back. Dad's income pays for the bills. They may take the children out for a pizza once a month if there is something left after the bills are paid. Their three children won't have presents this year without your help. ...
Sikeston to be site of VA clinic (12/06/08)
Southeast Missourian The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to open a new outpatient clinic for veteran care in Sikeston, Mo., according to a news release from the department. The VA plans to establish 31 clinics in 16 states nationwide. The Sikeston clinic will become operational by 2009...
Tammy Gwaltney, director of NASV, will step down in July (12/06/08)
After 12 years as director of Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence, Tammy Gwaltney will be leaving the agency in July, she announced this week. The decision to leave took a lot of soul searching, Gwaltney said. "I keep telling people I'm taking a break," Gwaltney said...
Hundreds enjoy a step back in time at Friday's Downtown Open House (12/06/08)
Downtown Cape Girardeau had a late 19th-century feel for three hours Friday evening. Despite a wind chill hovering around 18 to 20 degrees, hundreds of visitors came to the open house. From 6 to 9 p.m., many stores stayed open beyond their normal closing time to welcome visitors with a warm smile and a hot cup of cider or tasty cookie...
Children's' Arts Festival reception to be held Sunday (12/06/08)
Entries for the ninth annual Children's Arts Festival have filled spaces at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, the new Federal Building, Cape Girardeau Regional Library and West Park Mall. The juried show was judged by Southeast Missouri State University art professors Carol Horst and Sam Bishop (retired), who awarded 60 prizes to work by third- through eighth-grade artists...
County commissioners question Senior Citizens' Services Fund Board grant to cab service (12/06/08)
Twenty-two Cape Girardeau programs have been recommended for grants by Cape Girardeau County Senior Citizens' Services Fund Board this year, a total of $547,450. But a $6,000 grant suggested for Gold Leaf Transportation, a year-old cab service in Jackson, raised questions among Cape Girardeau County commissioners on Thursday. Commissioners must approve the senior board's funding recommendations...
Former Mo. cop guilty of killing college student (12/06/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A former Columbia police officer has been convicted of second-degree murder for killing a college student with whom he had an affair. Clay County jurors deliberated about six hours Friday before returning the guilty verdict in the retrial of 31-year-old Steven Rios...
MoDOT: 34 projects ready to go if funding comes through (12/06/08)
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Transportation has 34 projects that could be awarded within 180 days if Congress passes an economic stimulus project with money for infrastructure improvements. Department director Pete Rahn said the federal government package would need to include at least $25 billion for transportation infrastructure nationwide. He spoke at a Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission meeting Friday in the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield...
Some projects on MoDOT's list (12/06/08)
The Missouri Department of Transportation issued this list Friday of projects the could move forward if Congress passes a national economic stimulus package of at least $25 billion. n Cape Girardeau County, SEMO Port: Construct new rail line above flood region. $1 million...
Congress, Bush reach for deal on automaker bailout (12/06/08)
WASHINGTON -- Amid fresh assembly line layoffs, congressional Democrats and the White House reached for agreement Friday on about $15 billion in bailout loans for the beleaguered auto industry. President Bush warned that at least one of the Big Three carmakers might not survive the current economic crisis...
Leaving on a jet plane? Texas airport has karaoke (12/06/08)
HOUSTON -- Leaving on a jet plane? Is the waiting the hardest part? Try airport karaoke! Houston's Bush International Airport is setting up karaoke booths for travelers, just in time for the holidays. One was to be up and running on Thursday afternoon, airport officials said...
Consumers unexpectedly trimmed borrowing in October, Federal Reserve says (12/06/08)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumers unexpectedly cut back on their borrowing in October as the economy sunk deeper into recession. The Federal Reserve reported Friday that consumer credit fell at an annual rate of 1.6 percent in October. That compared with a 3.1 percent growth rate logged in September, and marked the deepest cutback since August...
Secret Santas in 3 states spread cheer, $100 bills (12/06/08)
ST. LOUIS -- At a suburban Goodwill store on Friday, Theresa Settles selected a large, black comforter to warm her family until she can raise the money to turn the gas heat back on. A petite woman approached, her face obscured by dark sunglasses and a wrapped winter scarf, and handed Settles two $100 bills stamped with the words "secret Santa."...
Half-million jobs vanish as economy deteriorates (12/06/08)
WASHINGTON -- A half-million American jobs vanished virtually in a flash last month, the worst mass layoffs in over a third of a century. Underscoring Friday's dismaying signs of a rapidly deteriorating economy, General Motors announced yet more job cuts, and a record number of homeowners were reported behind on mortgage payments or in foreclosure...
Oprah Winfrey: I'm not seeking job with Obama (12/06/08)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Although Oprah Winfrey worked hard on Barack Obama's presidential election campaign, she never considered going to work for the president-elect's administration, the talk show host said Friday. "I have a few full-time jobs already and a few full-time commitments, you know -- contractual commitments that say I have to be where I am," Winfrey told AP Television. "So it never ever occurred to me, not even occurred to me."...
O.J. Simpson sentenced to as much as 33 years (12/06/08)
LAS VEGAS -- A weary and beaten-looking O.J. Simpson was put away Friday for at least nine years -- and perhaps the rest of his life -- for an armed robbery in a hotel room, bringing a measure of satisfaction to those who believed the football star got away with murder more than a decade ago...
Robbers in drag get $108 million in Paris jewel theft (12/06/08)
PARIS -- It was nightfall in Paris, Christmas lights sparkled and among shoppers on one of the French capital's ritziest streets was a small group who headed toward the luxury Harry Winston jewelry boutique. Once inside, they transformed into gunmen and pulled off one of the most spectacular jewel heists in history...
Central boys collect first win of season (12/06/08)
The Central boys basketball team earned its first win of the season behind 17 points from Josh Harris. The Tigers opened an eight-point lead after the first quarter and held on for the 56-49 victory over Northwest on Friday. Rick Russell finished with a double-double, pouring in 12 points and bringing down 10 rebounds...
Leopold opens season with Woodland title (12/06/08)
MARBLE HILL -- Leopold senior Darren VanGennip said he is excited that new coach Shawn Kinder is placing a great deal of emphasis on improving the defense. The Wildcats displayed a strong defense against Meadow Heights in the Woodland boys basketball tournament championship game Friday night...
Scott County Central cruises to Oran title (12/06/08)
ORAN -- Playing the Scott County Central boys basketball team brings a lot of challenges. Defend all-stater Drew Thomas. Keep Otto Porter off the boards. Don't turn the ball over against the press. Keep the Braves from scoring easy baskets in transition...
Once-mighty Scott County Central girls program will sit out (12/06/08)
The Scott County Central girls basketball season ended before it began. A year after winning the Class 1 District 1 championship, the Bravettes could not draw enough players to field a team for the 2008-09 season, which was scheduled to begin Monday against Naylor...
Behrens hits mark again in Southeast Hall of Fame (12/06/08)
Jack Behrens isn't sure how good a shot he might be these days. There was no doubting Behrens' aim in 1943, when the Southeast Missouri State basketball player hit the winning bucket in the NAIA national championship game. "I could still fire one up there. How accurate is another thing," the 86-year-old Behrens said...
Southeast women look to rebound from loss in OVC opener (12/06/08)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team lost only three regular-season Ohio Valley Conference games last year. A squad responsible for one of the defeats will visit the Show Me Center today for a 5:30 p.m. game, Tennessee State will be a bit short-handed but still dangerous, according to Southeast coach John Ishee...
Redhawks want more punch vs. TSU (12/06/08)
Calvin Williams used a boxing analogy to describe what happened Thursday during Southeast Missouri State's Ohio Valley Conference opener. "They [Austin Peay] threw the first punch," said Williams, the Redhawks' junior center. The Governors kept punching, and the result wasn't pretty...
A Christmas twist: Cape church putting on musical version of 'A Christmas Carol' (12/06/08)
The Orphan Chorus, the Cratchet Family, Cockney-speaking narrators and the Moochers are among the favorites featured in the upcoming Christmas play presented by Bethel Assembly of God Church in Cape Girardeau. The Christmas holidays are always filled with various Christmas plays, musicals and pageants. Some are performed so professionally as to be close to a Broadway production...
Christmas reminds us that wherever we are, God is there (12/06/08)
No doubt you have read this week that the nation is in a recession. The official announcement came when the National Bureau of Economic Research examined the numbers from two consecutive quarters and determined what and how long a recession has been in effect...
Religion calendar 12/6/08 (12/06/08)
HOLIDAY EVENTS Community Christmas PraiseSing Choirs from five area churches will sing in this holiday event. A time of fellowship will follow. Churches participating are Abbey Road Christian, First Baptist Church, Grace United Methodist, Maple United Methodist and Westminster Presbyterian...
Reflections: You can bounce back (12/06/08)
An area plant recently laid off many of its employees. There are other companies now, too, that have found it necessary to cut the number of their workers and curtail the time people work due to the lull in the economy. The first thing that usually happens when someone becomes unemployed or encounters problems is to become fearful. They have a family to support, bills to pay and don't know when they will go back to work...
Lynuel Campbell (12/06/08)
Lynuel L. Campbell, 79, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at Gardenview Care Center in St. Louis. He was born June 9, 1929, at Vanduser, Mo., son of Chester Wesley and Norma Robins Campbell. He and Mildred "Millie" Schearf were married June 9, 1948...
Agnes Pobst (12/06/08)
Agnes L. Pobst, 97, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at Sherbrooke Village in St. Louis. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Cathedral...
Irene Baker (12/06/08)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Irene E. Baker, 86, of Mounds died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. She was born Sept. 1, 1922, at Rockview, Mo., daughter of Frank and Rose Glastetter Halter. She was married to Delbert Baker. Baker was a retiree from the M. Snower and Co. garment company in Cairo...
Births 12/6/08 (12/06/08)
Klaus Son to Kristopher Paul and Kristen Michelle Klaus of Perryville, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 5:48 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008. Name, Henry Friedrich. Weight, 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Mrs. Klaus is the former Kristen Taylor, daughter of Glen and Kay Taylor of Perryville. She is senior marketing director with the bank of Missouri. Klaus is the son of Karl and Diane Klaus of Perryville. He is project manager with Klaus Construction...
Fire report 12/6/08 (12/06/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: n At 8:58 p.m., an alarm at 360 Dearmont Circle. n At 10:44 p.m., a resident assist in the 1800 block of Stoddard Circle. Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 1:49 a.m., an alarm in the 1100 block of North Mount Auburn Road...
Police report 12/6/08 (12/06/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Jared R. Scirocco, 17, 259 N. Park Ave., No. 3, was arrested on suspicion of harassment. n Matthew D. Martin, 30, 2003 Concord Place, was arrested on a probation and parole warrant for parole violation...
Out of the past 12/6/08 (12/06/08)
25 years ago: Dec. 6, 1983 The American Heart Association has received permission from the Jackson Board of Aldermen to conduct a controversial door-to-door fundraising drive in Jackson. A past president of the Cape Girar­deau League of Women Voters and a strong proponent of the recently enacted charter form of government is the fifth person to file as a candidate for the Cape Girardeau City Council; Kathryn Braasch files her nominating petition in the afternoon...
Mumbai lessons (12/06/08)
The news from India is unsettling on many levels. The killings, injuries and damaged property of a week ago remind us how vulnerable we -- all of us everywhere -- are to terrorist attacks. But what is most troubling of all is finding out after the mayhem in Mumbai that Indian authorities were aware that these attacks were in the works. ...
Replace all other taxes with FairTax (12/06/08)
To the editor: Tax season starting already? KFVS12 aired a piece a few days ago about how we need to start arranging our finances for the upcoming April 15 tax deadline. This waste of time and dollars ($265 billion-plus) could be avoided if our legislators would do away with the tax on income (penalty for producing) and adopt the FairTax (consumption tax on using). ...
Speak Out 12/6/08 (12/06/08)
Not much change WHEN BARACK Obama was running for president, all you heard was change, change, change. George Wallace said in 1968, "Ain't a dime's worth of difference between the Democrats and Republicans." How true. Taking control THE COMMENT that people go to the movies when times are tough doesn't show that there's a shortage of funds. ...
Strengthening Missouri's Historical Roots (12/06/08)
The following story is in response to a story published in the November 30th, 2008 Southeast Missourian entitled: "Missouri's German immigrants helped keep state in the Union" "How does one sever a people's roots? Answer: Destroy its memory. Deny a people the knowledge of who they are and where they came from" -- Pat Buchanan...
Breakfast in Bethlehem (12/06/08)
On Saturday, December 6th Centenary United Methodist Church hosted a wonderful morning of food and adventure at their annual "Breakfast in Bethlehem" celebration. Free to all who entered, there was a delicious warm breakfast. The Family Life Center was transformed into the ancient village of Bethlehem. ...
THE YOUNG, THE INNOCENT , THE FUTURE (12/06/08)
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