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Stories from Sunday, December 14, 2008

Winter storm could challenge drivers, damage trees (12/14/08)
Meteorologists from National Weather Service office in Paducah, Ky., have issued a series of alerts for winter weather, according to meteorologist Alex Dodd. "The first concern is the morning commute, how the roads are going to be, not so much about the freezing rain but the falling temperatures and leftover moisture on the roads from the rain that fell overnight, creating slick conditions...
Concrete repairs to force closure of I-55 rest area (12/14/08)
Repairs will close two rest areas along I-55 The northbound and southbound rest areas near the Fruitland exit of Interstate 55 will be closed this week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform concrete repairs. The northbound rest area will be closed 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, while the southbound rest area will be closed 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday...
Pet photos offered at area Petco store (12/14/08)
Pet photos to be offered at area Petco store Professional photos of pets will be available at Petco from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Petco in Cape Girardeau. Proceeds will benefit the Safe Harbor Animal Shelter, the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri and the Illinois Pet Society and Greyhound Rescue...
Hard year for three families; Mrs. T, 91, lives with her brother, 87 (12/14/08)
Hard year for three families After her divorce, Mom has been stuck with paying off all the bills. Another Mom is back in school while her husband, who is out of work, takes care of their daughter. A third Mom gets no child support for her three children and works part-time while the children are in school. ...
Despite national crisis, area banks say they're ready to lend (12/14/08)
When the finance industry worldwide went into a tailspin in the third quarter of the year, the community banks serving Southeast Missouri showed an enviable resilience. Profits are generally healthy. More generous federal guarantees boosted depositor confidence. And the privately held banks that dominate the regional market gained some advantage, placing them in a stronger position to compete against the larger national banks, said bank presidents interviewed over the past week...
First-time family concert at River Campus draws more than 200 (12/14/08)
A family holiday concert at the Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus drew more than 200 children and adults Saturday. Children bobbed up and down in their seats while bells rang, sugar plums danced and characters like Alvin and the Chipmunks, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Charlie Brown graced the screen in sync to music played by the Southeast Missouri State University Percussion Ensemble...
Area charities struggling to keep up with growing demand for services (12/14/08)
Local charities are having trouble keeping up with an increasing demand for services this holiday season, thanks in part to layoffs and a recession. "The need hasn't been felt this much since I came here 13 years ago," said Nancy Jernigan, executive director of the United Way of Southeast Missouri...
Civil War roundtable to meet for party (12/14/08)
Civil War Roundtable to meet for Christmas party The Cape Civil War Roundtable group will hold a Christmas party and election of officers at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hanover Lutheran Church, 2949 Perryville Road. A meat and cheese tray will be provided. A raffle will be held with donations benefiting the church. Members who want to help should call 334-4134 before the party...
Raises proposed for city employees in Jackson (12/14/08)
City employees in Jackson will see an average pay increase of about 3 percent if the city's proposed 2009 budget goes through, according to city administrator Jim Roach. He said despite the national economy, the city's coffers are in good shape. "We're in the black," said Roach, noting that many city departments will finish 2008 with surplus funds. The raises are part of the city's proposed $27 million budget, which goes before the Jackson Board of Aldermen on Monday...
Police confiscate heroin, marijuana worth about $184,000 during arrest (12/14/08)
Cape Girardeau police confiscated about $184,000 worth of heroin and marijuana Saturday when they arrested a former Cape Girardeau resident. The arrest was part of an ongoing narcotics investigation that involved four law enforcement agencies, said Sgt. Barry Hovis, spokesman for the police department...
Obama says HUD pick a central part of economic blueprint (12/14/08)
CHICAGO -- In naming his choice for housing secretary, president-elect Barack Obama on Saturday rounded out his economic team and gave new prominence to the mortgage crisis that has dragged the country into a recession. The selection of Shaun Donovan as secretary of Housing and Urban Development puts the current New York City housing commissioner at the forefront of one of the more nettlesome economic challenges confronting the new administration -- the soaring foreclosures threatening homeownership nationwide.. ...
Nearly frozen sea turtle heading to rehabilitation (12/14/08)
BOSTON -- His name is Herb, and he was very cold when he was found on a Cape Cod beach. The 75-pound loggerhead sea turtle was discovered by volunteers from the Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary at Wellfleet Bay and was taken to the New England Aquarium in Boston for a slow but steady warmup...
Judge sentences courthouse shooter to life (12/14/08)
ATLANTA -- A judge on Saturday sentenced the man who killed four people in a courthouse escape to multiple life sentences with no chance of parole after a deadlocked jury failed to return a death sentence. Brian Nichols, 37, was found guilty last month of murder and dozens of other counts for the March 2005 rampage that started in a downtown courthouse, led to an Atlanta neighborhood and ended with his capture the next day in a suburban county. ...
Crews fighting cold, ice to restore power in Northeast (12/14/08)
CONCORD, N.H. -- Falling temperatures were expected to send more people to shelters in the ice-coated Northeast on Saturday as an army of utility crews made only limited progress restoring power to more than 1 million homes and businesses. "If you don't have power, assume that you will not get it restored today, and right now make arrangements to stay someplace warm tonight," Gov. John Lynch of hardest-hit New Hampshire warned...
Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich weighs his legal options (12/14/08)
CHICAGO -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich met with a renowned Chicago criminal lawyer Saturday as he weighed his legal options on how to fight a scandal that has left his career in tatters and disrupted president-elect Barack Obama's White House transition...
Palin's home church damaged by arson (12/14/08)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Gov. Sarah Palin's home church was badly damaged by arson, leading the governor to apologize if the fire was connected to "undeserved negative attention" from her failed campaign as the Republican vice presidential nominee. Damage to the Wasilla Bible Church was estimated at $1 million, authorities said Saturday. No one was injured in the fire, which was set Friday night while a handful of people were inside, according to Central Mat-Su fire chief James Steele...
Mumbai gunman's confession sheds light on November attacks (12/14/08)
MUMBAI, India -- The gunman captured in last month's Mumbai attacks had originally intended to seize hostages and outline demands in a series of dramatic calls to the media, according to his confession obtained Saturday by The Associated Press. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab said he and his partner, who massacred dozens of people in the city's main train station, had planned a rooftop standoff but abandoned the plans because they couldn't find a suitable building, the statement to police says...
Rioters in Greece attack police station, banks, stores (12/14/08)
ATHENS, Greece -- Scores of youths attacked a police station, stores and banks Saturday, as candlelit vigils were being held to mark a week since the police killing of a 15-year-old boy that triggered massive riots across Greece. Dozens of youths on foot and on motorcycles attacked a police station in central Athens, at least three banks, several stores and a government building, authorities said...
'Gammelfleischparty' voted German youth word of year by publishers (12/14/08)
BERLIN -- German is famous for its long words -- and today's youth are just as adept at creating new ones as their predecessors, to judge by a poll released recently by the publishers of Langenscheidt dictionaries. Judges chose "gammel­fleischparty," or "spoiled meat party," -- an unflattering term for a gathering of people older than 30 -- as the "youth word of the year 2008."...
Indian navy captures 23 pirates in Gulf of Aden (12/14/08)
NEW DELHI -- The Indian navy captured 23 pirates who threatened a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden, and a German naval helicopter thwarted another attack Saturday on a freighter being chased by speedboats off Yemen. The successes came days before Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was to ask the United Nations to authorize "all necessary measures" against increasingly bold Somalian pirates operating in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes...
Pakistan: India violated airspace (12/14/08)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Indian aircraft violated Pakistan's airspace Saturday but were chased back over the border by Pakistani fighter jets, an Air Force spokesman said. The alleged incident comes amid tensions between the rivals over last month's deadly attack in Mumbai. India has said the attack had roots in Pakistan...
Kelly downs Delta for title (12/14/08)
CHAFFEE -- Kelly sophomore Kristen Powell came through with six important points in the four quarter after being held scoreless by Delta during the first three periods of Saturday's Chaffee Invitational title game. Powell scored all three of her late field goals on open looks near the basket. Her effort helped No. 1 Kelly beat No. 2 Delta 55-50 after the two teams were tied entering the fourth quarter...
Southeast Missourian football Player of the Year: Jackson's Mr. Versatility (12/14/08)
Blake Peiffer played every position on the offensive line this season -- something he offered to do early this season. "I told coach that if he needed me anywhere on the line, I could play all [the] positions," Peiffer said. The coaching staff took advantage of Peiffer's versatility...
Jackson wrestlers finish duals 4-3 (12/14/08)
The Jackson wrestling team rode undefeated days from four wrestlers to a 4-3 record at the Missouri Duals in Jefferson City on Saturday. Levi Rayburn (103 pounds), Clay Rouse (119), Justin Darnell (215) and Blake Peiffer all went undefeated for the Indians...
Southeast's candidates for athletic director -- Michael Waddell (12/14/08)
Background The 39-year-old current senior associate AD at Cincinnati began his professional career with broadcasting and marketing in the ACC. He worked at Appalachian State and the U.S. Military Academy before accepting an associate AD position at Akron in 2001. He worked there for nearly five years with Mike Thomas before joining Thomas' staff at Cincinnati in February 2006...
Another daunting test faces Redhawks (12/14/08)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team already played three squads from major conferences. The Missouri Valley Conference might not quite be considered major, but it's no slouch. After taking on teams from the Big 12, Big Ten and Mountain West, Southeast will test itself against the highly regarded MVC today with a contest at Bradley...
Southeast falls at Southern Miss (12/14/08)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team stuck with Southern Mississippi for most of the first half Saturday. But the Golden Eagles pulled away in the closing minutes and emerged with the 64-47 victory in Hattiesburg, Miss. "We were playing pretty well together," Southeast coach John Ishee said of the first half. "We actually could have been up four or five, but we had several turnovers. We didn't take care of the ball against their pressure."...
Southeast's candidates for athletic director -- John Shafer (12/14/08)
Background The 62-year-old semi-retired commercial developer was AD at Eastern Kentucky for 19 months in 2003 and 2004 before leaving for health reasons. He has more than 25 years in athletic administration in the Southeastern Conference, beginning as an assistant business manager (and baseball assistant and football administrative assistant) at Auburn in 1977. ...
2008 Holiday Best cookie contest (12/14/08)
The following recipes were submitted for the 2008 Holiday Best cookie contest with the Southeast Missourian and its special publications. Recipes have not been kitchen-tested by Southeast Missourian staff members. Ice Box Cookies Flossie Boehl of Marble Hill, Mo...
Recipes: 2008 holiday cookie contest entries (12/14/08)
The following recipes were submitted for the 2008 Holiday Best cookie contest with the Southeast Missourian and its special publications. Recipes have not been kitchen-tested by Southeast Missourian staff members. Ice Box Cookies Flossie Boehl of Marble Hill, Mo...
What's happening today 12/14/08 (12/14/08)
American Legion Riders remember local veterans at Christmas The American Legion Riders of Post 63 will place commemorative wreaths, bearing the insignia for all five branches of military service, at the entrances of two community cemeteries as a remembrance of all deceased veterans in this area. ...
Our generous community 12/14/08 (12/14/08)
Can donation up from last year Southeast Missourian The Cape West 14 Cine recently collected 33,107 cans of food at the "Cans Festival" and donated them to the Salvation Army for use in its food program. Last year, Cape West 14 Cine set a record of 23,784 cans collected. Guests who donated five or more cans of food were eligible to see any movie starting before 5 p.m. for free. A donation of an additional 10 or more cans enabled guests to receive a pass to come back another day...
FYI 12/14/08 (12/14/08)
Account set up for donations An account has been set up at First State Bank and Trust in Sikeston, Mo., for Matthew Jaynes. Jaynes, a Chaffee, Mo., resident, lost his possessions in a recent fire at his home. Annual Helping Hands program The Chaffee, Mo., Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Helping Hands program with help from area businesses to create a memorable Christmas for children from newborns to sixth-graders who attend the Chaffee school system. ...
Four takes on holiday wreaths (12/14/08)
Wreaths can hold many different meanings and hang as symbols for eternity, peace and the holiday season. Mostly, though, they're just really pretty. And quite inexpensive and easy to make yourself. Good Times contacted four people in the community and gave them a blank slate -- or wreath, if you will. ...
Local options to entertain children on Christmas break (12/14/08)
Two days before Christmas Eve and two days after Christmas Day, parents will have the chance to let their children experience special activities offered by Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department and the Missouri Department of Conservation Nature Center...
Good deed of the week 12/14/08 (12/14/08)
Jhan Snyder knows about the stress that comes with working at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri. She was a manager there from 1994 to 1997. Snyder believes the animal lovers that work and volunteer at the Humane Society do it because they enjoy caring for the animals and can become attached to each one. ...
Italian police: Goth rocker stabbed, band members held (12/14/08)
ROME -- The singer in a teen gothic metal band and her brother allegedly stabbed the band's guitarist dozens of times because he did not play well enough, Italian police and a lawyer said Friday. Police in Genoa, on Italy's northwestern coast, said the 16-year-old victim remained hospitalized but his life was not in danger...
List of potential victims grows in New York fraud case (12/14/08)
NEW YORK -- Investors who put their fortunes in the hands of arrested New York money manager Bernard Madoff are waiting to hear how much of their stake is left. The roster of potential victims in what prosecutors said was a $50 billion Ponzi scheme has grown exponentially longer in the past few days...
Uncertainty over bailout casts a pall over Detroit (12/14/08)
DETROIT -- Even amid the festive atmosphere of a downtown ice skating rink, it's impossible to escape the worries the Motor City faces as the U.S. auto industry waits to see whether it will get a lifeline from the federal government. "People are scared to death. ...
LeRoy Tatum (12/14/08)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- LeRoy "Ro-Ho" Tatum, 56, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home...
Maxine Etherton (12/14/08)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Maxine "Mickey" Etherton, 86, of Dongola died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at her home. She was born Aug. 2, 1922, to Robert and Lillie Maloney Givens. She and Earl Etherton were married Sept. 6, 1942, in Cape Girardeau. Etherton assisted her husband in the operation of their business, Etherton Trucking, for many years. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Dongola...
Helen Martin (12/14/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Helen V. Martin, 86, of Miner Nursing Center and formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Feb. 22, 1922, in the Bement community of Mississippi County, daughter of Clarence William and Flora Irene Smith Presson. She and Alfred Herbert Martin were married May 18, 1940. He survives of the home...
Eileen Cottrell (12/14/08)
Eileen Szafranski Cottrell, 61, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 2, 1947, in Pittsburgh, daughter of Steve and Eileen Szafranski. She and Robert Cottrell were married in 1972 in Erie, Pa. He preceded her in death...
Births 12/14/2008 (12/14/08)
Thompson Son to Matt Thompson and Jennifer Lee Ann Silvey of Scott City, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 9:25 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. Name, Johnathan Evan. Weight, 7 pounds, 15 ounces. First child. Ms. Silvey is the daughter of John Silvey and Lisa Silvey of Scott City. She is employed by Manpower. Thompson is the son of Marshall Thompson and Brenda Thompson of Scott City. He is employed by Midwest Sterilization Corp...
Brune - Koerber (12/14/08)
Ashley Renne Brune and Justin Paul Koerber were united in marriage Nov. 22, 2008, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. Wayne Schwiesow and Roger Steinbrueck performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Steve and Angie Brune of Sedgewickville, Mo., and Herb and Bernice Koerber of Gordonville...
Ludwig - Siebert (12/14/08)
Cassie Jean Ludwig and Danny Siebert were united in marriage Oct. 11, 2008, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells. The Rev. Rick Patzwitz performed the ceremony. Pianist was Lexie Myers, and soloists were April Brumfield and Joleta Ludwig. The bride is the daughter of Lynn and Susan Ludwig of Jackson. The groom is the son of Francis and Debbie Siebert of Chaffee, Mo...
Reppert - Johnson (12/14/08)
Tyra Dianne Reppert and Bryan Scott Johnson were united in marriage Oct. 25, 2008, at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna, Ill. The Rev. Joel Hebert performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Dianne Reppert of Anna. The groom is the son of Mackie and Naomi Johnson of Thayer, Mo...
Godsey - Owen (12/14/08)
Robin Suzanne Godsey and Kenneth Ray Owen exchanged vows Nov 11, 2008, at Valley Mission Church in Jonesboro, Ill. The Rev. Billy W. Freeman performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Orval Godsey of Jonesboro and Susan Godsey of McClure, Ill. The groom is the son of James and Linda Owen of Delta...
Smith - Metzger (12/14/08)
David and Judy Smith of Manchester, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Smith, to Mick Metzger, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Michael and Julie Metzger of Cape Girardeau. Smith is a 2000 graduate of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in St. ...
Craiglow - Seesing (12/14/08)
Beth Ann Craiglow and Gregory Scott Seesing of Jackson announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Milford and Dorothy Seabaugh of Jackson. Craiglow is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed with the city of Cape Girardeau...
Janet - Mills (12/14/08)
Chris and Jill Janet of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Casie Ann Janet, to Paul Brian Mills. He is the son of Glenn and Mary Mills of Lexington, Ky. Janet received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Murray State University. She is employed by Southeast Missouri Hospital and Minihan Productions...
Crader - 70 years (12/14/08)
ORAN, Mo. -- Willard and Wilma Crader of Oran celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family gathering Nov. 9, 2008, at their home. The Craders were married Nov. 10, 1938, at Bloomfield, Mo. They have three sons, Harold (Jan) Crader of St. Louis, Kenneth (Kathy) Crader of Bald Knob, Ark., and Robert (Donna) Crader of Mindoro, Wis...
Fire report 12/14/2008 (12/14/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 6:16 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1900 block of College Street. n At 7:01 p.m., a first alarm fire at 225 S. Lorimier St. n At 7:40 p.m., a first alarm fire at 909 Hackberry St...
Police report 12/14/2008 (12/14/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs n A subject was in custody pending formal charges of driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. n A subject was in custody pending formal charges of driving while intoxicated, two vehicular assaults, driving the wrong way on the road and revoked operator's license...
His & Hers: Are they nuts? (12/14/08)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller use this space to offer their views on everyday issues. SHE SAID We haven't been completely honest with you. And if there's one thing we try to be in this column, it's honest about what's happening in our lives. Folks ask us all the time, "Is all of that stuff you write about true?" Sadly, yes. This is our life, sans pretty packaging to cover up the mundane, the ridiculous or the just plain stupid...
Which JOE SULLIVAN are you trying to call? SORRY. Wrong number. (12/14/08)
A new telephone book arrived last week. If you got your new directory, I'll bet you did the same thing I did: You looked up your own listing. It would take an expert in human behavior to explain why, exactly, we do that. My home phone number hasn't changed. My name hasn't changed. My address hasn't changed. Still, I look at the new phone book just to be sure...
Speak Out 12/14/08 (12/14/08)
More transportation I THINK Gold Leaf Transportation in Cape Girardeau County is a wonderful service. I rode on Cape Girardeau County Transit for a year. There is absolutely no comparison. The county commission should do more research before making remarks that seniors are riding for $2 and that's all they care about...
Christmas Sparkles (12/14/08)
I like the way my Christmas tree sparkles.
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