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Stories from Saturday, January 3, 2009

MoDOT official discusses initiatives at First Friday Coffee (01/03/09)
Missouri Department of Transportation district engineer Mark Shelton believes transportation development, economic prosperity and safety go hand in hand. Shelton said proceeds sold from $1.9 billion in bonds following the passage of Amendment 3 in 2004 have created 7,500 jobs a year, helped lower traffic fatalities to fewer than 1,000 deaths on the roadways in 2007, and upgraded 2,200 miles of roads including Interstate 55 and U.S. 61 through Cape Girardeau...
Responding to roomers: Complaints to the city council about rental homes spurs review of Cape Girardeau's zoning ordinances (01/03/09)
For much of 2008, the issue of how many unrelated people can live together in a single-family home stymied the Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission. Unable to reach a solution, the commission will try again this year as it works through a complete review of city zoning rules in response to the recently completed comprehensive plan...
Cape County Commission faces long agenda for first 2009 meeting (01/03/09)
Though the Cape Girardeau County Commission won't vote on the issue until its first meeting of 2009 on Monday, the general feeling is that incoming 1st District Commissioner Paul Koeper will assume responsibility for road and bridge decisions. Whether he will take on other duties is up for discussion, according to Koeper, Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones and 2nd District Commissioner Jay Purcell...
Man charged with 4 felonies in connection with domestic assault incident (01/03/09)
A violent domestic assault that occurred during early morning hours Friday left one woman injured. Terry S. Pruitt, 32, of 230 Good Hope St., who was also injured by a police canine when he tried to flee the scene, was charged Friday with four felonies as a result of the incident...
Survey: Midwest may fare better than nation in recession (01/03/09)
OMAHA, Neb. -- The recession will worsen and unemployment rates will likely soar in nine Midwest and Plains states over the next few months, but a new survey of business leaders suggests the region may fare better than the nation as a whole. The overall index for the region's Mid-America Business Conditions survey fell to 33 in December from November's record low of 37.8. ...
Agencies warn of worst-case scenarios from cuts (01/03/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Sheltered workshops for the disabled shut down. A veterans nursing home closed. College scholarships were cut. Police security was eliminated at the Governor's Mansion. Those are just a few of the possibilities raised by state agencies that have responded to legislative requests for scenarios dealing with budget cuts of 15 percent to 25 percent...
Historians battle Wal-Mart over key Civil War site (01/03/09)
LOCUST GROVE, Va. — Wal-Mart wants to build a Supercenter within a cannonshot of where Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant first fought, a proposal that has preservationists rallying to protect the key Civil War site. A who's who of historians including filmmaker Ken Burns and Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough sent a letter last month to H. ...
Nine Muslims removed from New Year's Day flight get AirTran apology (01/03/09)
WASHINGTON -- AirTran Airways apologized Friday to nine Muslims kicked off a New Year's Day flight to Florida after other passengers reported hearing a suspicious remark about airplane security. One of the passengers said the confusion started at Reagan National Airport just outside Washington, D.C., when he talked about the safest place to sit on an airplane...
More small quakes rattle Yellowstone National Park (01/03/09)
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. -- More earthquakes are rattling Yellowstone National Park. The small quakes include three more Friday that measured stronger than magnitude 3.0. The University of Utah Seismic Stations say the strongest was 3.5. Several hundred quakes centered under the northern end of Yellowstone Lake have now occurred since Dec. 26. No damage has been reported...
Israel lets Palestinians flee; U.N. warns of deeper crisis (01/03/09)
EREZ CROSSING, Israel -- Israel allowed several hundred Palestinians with foreign passports to flee Gaza on Friday, even as its warplanes bombed a mosque it said was used to store weapons and destroyed homes of more than a dozen Hamas operatives. The evacuees told of crippling shortages of water, electricity and medicine, echoing a U.N. ...
Hanquist leads Perryville to win (01/03/09)
Emily Hanquist netted 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Perryville girls basketball team to a 58-54 win against North County on Friday. Hanquist grabbed a rebound off a missed free-throw attempt by her own team with 9 seconds left. She then scored to put the Pirates ahead by four points and help seal the win...
Redhawks' Klocke picked preseason All-American (01/03/09)
Southeast Missouri State junior catcher Jim Klocke has been selected to the Ping!Baseball Preseason All-American Team. Klocke was named to the all-Ohio Valley Conference first team last season after leading conference catchers with a .357 batting average. He ranked seventh in the conference in both on-base percentage and runs scored, while leading Southeast in batting average, runs, walks and on-base percentage...
Redhawks carry mounting load into '09 (01/03/09)
Many obstacles face the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team, almost too many to overcome. Junior center Calvin Williams said he sees why people might think that, but he vows that the Redhawks are determined to beat back the odds. "It is tough [to stay positive], 'cause we have a lot going on in this program," Williams said. "We just have to basically suck it up...
Southeast women seek first conference win (01/03/09)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team hasn't looked like a squad expected to contend for another Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title. Coach John Ishee believes there are extenuating circumstances, and he's still confident the Redhawks will be a factor in the OVC race...
Southeast gymnasts open season Sunday (01/03/09)
The Southeast Missouri State women's gymnastics program keeps getting better and better. You'll get no complaints from Tom Farden. The Redhawks have reached lofty heights -- both in the gym and in the classroom -- during Farden's five years as coach...
Manning collects a third NFL MVP (01/03/09)
NEW YORK -- Peyton Manning took a different approach to earning a record-tying third Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback got hurt, struggled when he came back, then lost a bunch of games. Hardly vintage Manning...
It's possible to create a brilliant future out of calamity (01/03/09)
A new year comes with a great sense of optimism. Many around the world echoed statements like these over the course of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day: "This will be the year that I finally lose the weight." "This is the year that I quite smoking." "This is the year that I make every day count." "This will be the year I find that special someone."...
Religion calendar (01/03/09)
SPECIAL EVENTS The Gloryroad Travelers and New Harmony Singers Artists from Mounds, Ill., and Olmsted, Ill., headline this concert. When: 7 p.m. today Where: Shiloh Baptist Church, 3240 Shiloh Road, Villa Ridge, Ill. Prayer connection...
Pondering a Christmas paradox (01/03/09)
Have times changed or what? Christmas is supposed to be a joyful occasion, so why do so many feel exhausted and express relief that it's all over? All holiday celebrations require an adjustment in your schedule or at least add extra jobs and activities to your life. There's little wonder people are often overwhelmed, rushed and even in dread of festivities. When you have an already overloaded agenda filled with things to do, any additional demands can cause you to reach your limit...
Margaret Vandeven (01/03/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Margaret Mary Vandeven, 84, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington, Mo. She was born Nov. 16, 1924, in Lutesville, Mo., daughter of Gerhard and Josephine Laurentius Terbrock. She and Lawrence J. Vandeven were married Nov. 9, 1946. He died July 1, 1958...
Glenn Ward (01/03/09)
Glenn Ward, 53, of Scott City died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at his home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
John Harris (01/03/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- John Z. Harris, 83, of LaVerne, Calif., died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Pomona Valley Hospital in Pomona, Calif. He was born Feb. 19,1925, in Anna, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Harris. Harris is survived by five children, Scott Harris of Houston, Leslie Roberts and Nina Harris of Minnesota, Fawn Harris of Vancouver, B.C., Zadock Harris of LaVerne; five grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren...
Glenda Holder (01/03/09)
Glenda Jo Holder of Woodbridge, Va., daughter of Maple Paul and Hazel Louise Shaw Payne, was born March 18, 1938, in Illmo. On Dec. 17, 2008, in Washington, D.C., after an extended illness, she laid down her burden of life and joined the heavenly father...
Robert Davis (01/03/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Robert "Wayne" Davis, 69, of DeSoto, Mo., formerly of Marble Hill, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at his home. He was born Feb. 11, 1939, at Gideon, Mo., son of Robert Raymond and Idora Lowery Davis. He and Glenda Irvin were married Sept. 1, 1984...
Rena Pender (01/03/09)
Rena Pender, 48, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Blytheville, Ark., died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Dec. 10, 1960, in Blytheville, daughter of Billy Joe and Barbara Ann Jones Pender. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Dawson of Blytheville; a son, Luke Hinkebein of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Marlin Pender of Steele, Mo., Shannon Pender of Osceola, Ark.; three sisters, Valerie Squalente of Eustis, Fla., Janell Medling of Jackson, Tanda Washburn of Mayflower, Ark.; and two grandsons.. ...
Emil Dewrock Jr. (01/03/09)
Emil W. Dewrock Jr., 79, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lillian Ward (01/03/09)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Lillian Eleanor Ward, 93, of Fredericktown died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at Madison Medical Center in Fredericktown. She was born Feb. 11, 1915, in Fredericktown, daughter of Charles Henry Stanley and Ricka Albertina Ottander Lamb. She and Melbourne Russell Ward were married June 24, 1937, in Fredericktown. He died Sept. 9, 1979...
Dorothy Duvall (01/03/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dorothy M. Duvall, 77, of Perryville died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville. She was born April 28, 1931, at Perryville, Mo., daughter of William and Zelma Keller Miller. She and Donald Duvall were married Feb. 28, 1949, at Perryville...
Lindell Riehn (01/03/09)
Lindell Fredrich Riehn, 90, of Jackson died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 19, 1918, at Laflin, Mo., son of George William and Carrie J. Clippard Riehn. He and Lillian Marie McCullough were married Sept. 23, 1949. She died Aug. 10, 2004...
Geraldine Hartle (01/03/09)
Geraldine Marie Hartle, 88, of Millersville died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 28, 1920, in Salem, Mo., daughter of Frank and Phoebe Faust Counts. She and Harold W. Hartle were married July 8, 1938. He died June 26, 1986...
births (01/03/09)
Allen Twin daughter and son to Jeff and Tiche Allen of Murray, Ky., Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008. Kelsey Paige was born at 2:06 p.m. and weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces. Nolan Foster was born at 2:07 p.m. and weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces. Mrs. Allen is the daughter of Bill and Pat Tucker of Shelbyville, Ky. Allen is the son of John and Kay Allen of Benton, Mo...
Police report 1/03/2009 (01/03/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Heather J. Beck, 34, 167 Cardinal Lane, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and speeding. Arrests n Phil V. Mattingly, 40, 333 N. Frederick St., No. 203, was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault...
Fire report 1/03/2009 (01/03/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: n At 5:33 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1500 block of Stoddard Street. n At 7:30 p.m., a grass fire at 4200 William St. n At 7:32 p.m., an alarm sounding at 101 Mount Auburn Road...
Out of the past 1/03/2009 (01/03/09)
25 years ago: Jan. 3, 1984 Carolyn Kelley files for one of two seats on the Cape Girardeau School Board; she joins the Rev. Claude Russell in seeking one of the three-year terms to be decided by voters in April. The Missouri Highway and Transportation Department hopes to take bids within the next month or two on a project to resurface Kingshighway from Route W to Highway 74 and a portion of the Mississippi River bridge...
Shopping with heroes (01/03/09)
Among the many fine programs that make Christmastime a brighter and happier time for needy children, the "Shop With a Hero" program is one that not only brings smiles to children's faces, but also creates a bond with youngsters and someone they can look up to, admire and, someday, aspire to...
Speak Out 1/3/09 (01/03/09)
Bad drivers THE OTHER day I was headed home from work, and my car was almost hit in the side by a car driven by a woman who was distracted with her children and didn't realize she had a red light. People are distracted by a lot of things while driving. ...
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