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Stories from Thursday, December 10, 2009

Gold coin worth $500 dropped in Salvation Army kettle (12/10/09)
An annual tradition has continued for 18 straight years in Cape Girardeau -- somebody once again has anonymously donated a gold coin to the Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign. A Krugerrand South African gold coin was dropped in a red kettle at Sam's Club late last week. ...
Two clients cut ties to Jetton's firm (12/10/09)
Two consulting clients distanced themselves from former House Speaker Rod Jetton, with one saying he never intends to hire Jetton again even if assault charges filed this week don't result in a conviction. Sen. Rob Mayer, R-Dexter, said he stopped using the services of Jetton's consulting firm, Rod Jetton & Associates, soon after winning re-election last year in the seven-county 25th District. The victory was the last election Mayer was eligible for because of term limits...
Pasta House moving out of Cape mall (12/10/09)
The Pasta House is planning to move out of West Park Mall in Cape Girardeau. The restaurant is expected to relocate by mid-January to 2406 William St., which has remained unoccupied since early March when Jimmi's Restaurant closed. The transaction was completed Wednesday...
Gov. Nixon touts DWI legislation at Jackson appearance (12/10/09)
Law enforcement agencies across the state will be required to report drunken-driving arrests to the state highway patrol if a bill being touted by the governor becomes law.
Cape Girardeau man found guilty of stalking White Castle worker (12/10/09)
A Cape Girardeau man now faces up to a year in county jail after he was found guilty this week of stalking an employee at a local restaurant. Judge Scott Thomsen found 52-year-old Kenneth Baublitz guilty Tuesday on one misdemeanor count of stalking. ...
Navy recruiter charged with rape pleads guilty to evidence-tampering (12/10/09)
A naval recruiter pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony charges of tampering with physical evidence. Robbie J. Millsaps, 35, was arrested in September on charges of statutory rape after he allegedly had sex with a high school student. Millsaps met the student in a counselor's office during a recruiting visit...
Cape P&Z Commission OKs $21.5 million roadwork package (12/10/09)
The plans for the most expensive project proposed for the next round of Cape Girardeau street construction aren't very satisfying for anyone involved. When voters go to the polls in August, they will see a ballot measure extending the city's half-cent sales tax for road construction, commonly called the Transportation Trust Fund or TTF. ...
Judge gives Rice another shot at Broadway federal building (12/10/09)
New Life Evangelistic Center won almost everything it asked for in a lawsuit over control of the Broadway federal building in Cape Girardeau. In a ruling issued Tuesday in Washington, D.C., U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ordered the Department of Health and Human Services to vacate its decision denying New Life the building for use as a homeless shelter and restart the process of evaluating the ministry's application for use of the building...
Cape Girardeau man pleads guilty to methamphetamine charge (12/10/09)
A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge on Wednesday, according to a news release from acting federal prosecutor Michael Reap's office. Glen David Holifield, 38, pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine...
Microsoft partners with state to teach computer software skills (12/10/09)
The state is partnering with Microsoft to distribute vouchers for adult online learning programs. Missouri is one of the initial states to participate in Microsoft Elevate America, which started in February. The program aims to train more than 2 million people throughout the country during the next three years...
Ownership of artifacts among topics discussed at history symposium (12/10/09)
If ownership of an automobile can be proven by a pink slip and real estate by a title deed, ownership and possession of historical artifacts is more complicated. That was the subject discussed by Franklin Elementary teacher Tim Huey in his talk, "Antiquity Ownership: Who is the Rightful Owner of the Rosetta Stone?", which was the first part in a six-part history symposium presented at the Cape River Heritage Museum Wednesday evening...
Three sisters love to bake; disabled man needs bedclothes (12/10/09)
Mom and Dad would love to encourage their children's desire to bake, but need help from Santa to make it possible. Three sisters, ages 6, 9 and 10, love to bake in the kitchen, and an Easy Bake Oven with food sets would make their Christmas wonderful. ...
Citizens Electric Cooperative reports power restored to all customers (12/10/09)
Citizens Electric Cooperative said in a news release that power was restored to all its members before noon Wednesday after an outage earlier in the day left more than 1,000 members without power.
2,000 deer poaching arrests made in Mo. (12/10/09)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- State conservation agents have made 2,000 arrests statewide for illegal deer poaching this season. Missouri Department of Conservation agent Chris Morrow told KSDK-TV that there has been an increase in the number of cases of spotlighting -- shooting deer after shining bright lights at them...
Man stabbed to death in Fredericktown (12/10/09)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. (AP) -- A 27-year-old man has died after being stabbed during an altercation at a home in the eastern Missouri town of Fredericktown. Police told the Park Hills Daily Journal that James Kissel of Fredericktown was involved in the altercation Monday night, and died later that night at a hospital...
Kentucky elementary has a school of fish (12/10/09)
ASHLAND, Ky. -- Just under the water's rippling surface, a clump of pinkish-orange eggs seemed to be winking. It could have been the ripples. Another explanation would have taken into account the tiny black eyes in the middle of each pearly egg...
Forsee: Higher ed cuts require 'paradigm shift' for Mizzou (12/10/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- University of Missouri president Gary Forsee says the gloomy economy and continued lack of adequate state support will force the four-campus system to consider some drastically different approaches. The possibilities include 3-year, "no-frills" degrees and partnerships with local governments and developers on long-delayed building projects. Forsee spoke Wednesday at a town hall budget meeting for students, professors and campus workers in Columbia...
Obama to note irony of peace prize in wartime (12/10/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will accept the world's best-known peace award by explaining what it means to wage war, an incongruity that has weighed on him and that he will take on directly when he receives the Nobel Peace Prize, White House officials say...
WWII veteran had Hitler's art book on his bookshelf (12/10/09)
DALLAS -- After fighting his way across Europe during World War II, John Pistone was among the U.S. soldiers who entered Adolf Hitler's home nestled in the Bavarian Alps as the war came to a close. Making his way through the Berghof, Hitler's home near Berchtesgaden, Germany, Pistone noticed a table with shelves underneath. Exhilarated by the certainty of victory over the Nazis, Pistone took an album filled with photographs of paintings as a souvenir...
Heavy snowfall, wind pounding the Midwest, New England (12/10/09)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A fierce storm left dangerous ice, heavy snow and vicious winds in its wake as it slogged eastward Wednesday, snarling traffic and closing hundreds of schools from the upper Midwest through New England. The storm was blamed for at least 10 deaths, most in traffic accidents...
Santa letters aren't all about toys - or manners (12/10/09)
SCRANTON, Pa. -- A microscope. A new puppy. A mother. And absolutely, positively no clothes. From the humorous to the heart-wrenching, children's wish lists to Santa reveal that children aren't as toy-centric as parents think -- and that they're not as polite as perhaps they should be...
Survey: Americans mix and match religions (12/10/09)
When it comes to religion, many Americans like the mix-and-match, build-your-own approach. Large numbers attend services of traditions other than their own and blend Christianity with Eastern and New Age beliefs, a survey finds. The report Wednesday from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life also shows tremendous growth over the past three decades in the number of Americans who say they have had a religious or mystical experience...
Settlers protest in Jerusalem against freeze (12/10/09)
JERUSALEM -- About 10,000 West Bank settlers and their backers filled part of downtown Jerusalem Wednesday, listening to fiery speeches, dancing in circles and pledging to defy a building ban imposed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
Three women challenge Ireland's abortion ban in European human rights court (12/10/09)
DUBLIN -- Three women filed a lawsuit in a European court against Ireland's abortion ban Wednesday, claiming the government violates the human rights of pregnant women by forcing them to travel abroad for abortions and denying them appropriate medical care at home...
EPA head: U.S. must 'make up for lost time' on climate (12/10/09)
COPENHAGEN -- The top U.S. environmental official told a divided U.N. climate conference Wednesday that the Obama administration's moves to "make up for lost time" and cut greenhouse gases would complement congressional action and wasn't intended to bypass recalcitrant lawmakers...
Iraqi prime minister requests patience after Baghdad bombings (12/10/09)
BAGHDAD -- The prime minister appealed Wednesday to Iraqis to stand by their security forces, even as angry lawmakers demanded answers and called on top officials to resign following the third massive attack against government sites since summer...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Garret Light (12/10/09)
Garret Light and the Oak Ridge boys basketball team won three games on the varsity level during his freshman year. It would have been hard to predict then that Light would be helping to lead his team to a 3-0 record and the Woodland Invitational tournament championship to begin the season just three years later, but that is precisely what the senior did last week...
High school roundup: Hogan leads Rams to Chaffee Invite title game (12/10/09)
All the scores from Wednesday night's action that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Salukis strangle Redhawks (12/10/09)
The good news for Southeast Missouri State was that the Redhawks outscored Southern Illinois 24-9 over the final seven-plus minutes. The bad news was that Southeast trailed by 36 points before Wednesday night's finishing burst. It added up to more bad news for the Redhawks as the visitors from Carbondale, Ill., romped 86-65 in the renewal of the longest series in Southeast men's basketball history...
Second-half rally carries Southeast women to win (12/10/09)
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach John Ishee expected the Redhawks to have a tough time breaking their five-game losing streak Wednesday. Ishee couldn't have been more accurate in his assessment of Bethel University. The NAIA Wildcats, ranked 24th nationally, gave the Redhawks all they could handle and then some...
Rams place Atogwe on injured reserve (12/10/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Safety Oshiomogho Atogwe, the second-leading tackler for the St. Louis Rams, was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with a dislocated shoulder and will miss the rest of the season. Atogwe, a five-year veteran, was hurt on the final play of the first half in Sunday's loss at Chicago when he was hit by Matt Forte's helmet while assisting on a tackle. ...
Conklin blanks Red Wings (12/10/09)
DETROIT -- Ty Conklin took advantage of a rare chance to spell Chris Mason. As a bonus, he beat his former team. Brad Boyes scored early and Conklin held on late for a shutout, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night...
High school students combine harmony, humor and fun for Madrigal Feaste (12/10/09)
The lunch room at Cape Girardeau Central High School will go back in time a few centuries this weekend as it transforms into a winter setting for the school's annual Madrigal Feaste. About 80 students will perform Friday and Saturday in the Renaissance-themed production, which features harmony, humor and food...
Education briefs (12/10/09)
Scholarships The following students received scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2009-2010 school year: Honors, achievements Tyler Tuschhoff of Jackson High School completed an improvement project at the Ware Memorial Monument near Interstate 55...
Recycled light bulb Christmas tree ornament (12/10/09)
Using an old light bulb and a few other ingredients from around the house, you and the family can create a Christmas ornament and at the same time learn a little about recycling. STEP 1: Using the fabric paint and glitter, create a design on your light bulb...
neXt up 12/10/09 (12/10/09)
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Wintergreen (12/10/09)
Dec. 10, 2009 Dear Pat, A shiny new set of golf clubs leaned against a wall in my family's living room on the Christmas morning of my 12th year. The clubs from Sears gleamed like gems in their black leather bag. Waiting to try them out seemed impossible, but winter begets the miracles of spring on its own schedule. From the public library I checked out a book by Arnold Palmer and practiced his knock-kneed putting style on our living room's hardwood floor. Anticipation was the game...
Herman Enderle (12/10/09)
KELSO, Mo. — Herman A. Enderle, 62, of Kelso died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Carlos Brown (12/10/09)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Carlos L. Brown, 89, of rural Jonesboro died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 28, 1920, in Union County near Reynoldsville, Ill., son of Oscar and Augusta Grabow Brown. Carlos married Muerial Miller on July 18, 1948, in Ware, Ill...
Daniel Hale (12/10/09)
Daniel L. "Danny" Hale, 79, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, where he had lived the past nine years. He was born May 17, 1930, in Jackson, to Warren and Elva Blaylock Hale. Hale was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict...
Rose Mary Jones (12/10/09)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Rose Mary Gunn Jones, 80, of Mounds died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Rose Mary was born June 24, 1929, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of the late Zon and Mary Turner Vick. Rose Mary was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and its Women's Missionary Union at Villa Ridge, Ill., where she was Sunday school secretary. She was treasurer of Shiloh Cemetery Association, and a member of Order of Eastern Star in Olive Branch, Ill...
Charles Mungle (12/10/09)
Charles E. Mungle, 61, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at his home. He was born March 18, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, son of Charles E. and Virginia Imogene Jones Mungle. He and Patricia Koeppel were married Aug. 8, 1981. Charles was a 1967 graduate of Poplar Bluff High School and attended EMD, a diesel mechanic school in La Grange, Ill. He previously worked for Mid America Towing in St. Louis and had worked at Procter & Gamble in Cape Girardeau since 1976...
Ida Williams (12/10/09)
Ida Mae Williams, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at the Lutheran Home. She was born July 28, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, to Josh and Lula Cardwell Williams. Williams was a residential housekeeper many years. She was also a cook at Sunny Hill Restaurant...
Births 12/10/09 (12/10/09)
Son to Eric and Angie Sachse of Springfield, Mo., St. John's Hospital, 12:32 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009. Name, Reed Tristan. Weight, 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Third child, first son. Mrs. Sachse is the former Angela Chaney, daughter of Joe Chaney of Springfield and Tony and Bich Eckenstein of Lenexa, Kan. She is employed by BridgeBlue in Springfield. Sachse is the son of Bob and Andrea Sachse of Cape Girardeau. He is manager of administration with Meeks of Springfield...
Fire report 12/10/09 (12/10/09)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Police report 12/10/09 (12/10/09)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Burglary...
Out of the past 12/10/09 (12/10/09)
The board of managers for the Cape Girardeau multipurpose building holds its first meeting at the University Center; members of the board are city manager Gary A. Eide, Southeast Missouri State University vice president A.R. Meyer, retired Southeast registrar Alton Bray, Cape Girardeau businessmen S. Cordell Dombrowski and Charles C. "Bud" Leming and Southeast student regent Julie Conn...
Correction 12/10/09 (12/10/09)
n An event notice in the Wednesday SemoEvents calendar on page 2A should have said Good Sam RV chapter. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
School facilities (12/10/09)
Planning for upgrading and constructing facilities in the Cape Girardeau School District has taken months of effort. School officials have worked with teachers, students and parents to determine what's needed the most. The latest compilation lists projects that would cost an estimated $40 million...
Slow mail and the job summit (12/10/09)
I don't know which one gets me more upset, the Cape Girardeau Post Office or the Obama job summit. On Black Friday there was one clerk in the post office lobby. Since there was inadequate staff to put the mail in the boxes, I returned to the post office on three occasions to get our company mail. ...
Speak Out 12/10/09 (12/10/09)
I'M so glad to hear that legislators are considering a law in Missouri so there be no texting on a cell phone in a car. Anyone caught texting in a car ought to lose his license for 10 years. Then maybe the texters would learn to do what the law says...
Prayer 12/10/09 (12/10/09)
Empower us, O God, to understand your creation and our stewardship of it. Amen.
Union Pacific Gives Back (12/10/09)
Union Pacific recently donated $5,000 to be used in support of Southeast Missouri Food Bank's services. Union Pacific is North America's premier railroad franchise, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States. "It's during tough times like these, and throughout our history, Union Pacific has assisted the communities we operate in to help them through times of need," said Ben Jones, Union Pacific Railroad's director of public affairs for Missouri. ...
8 year old wins Elks Hoop Shoot (12/10/09)
On Saturday, December 5, the Elks Lodge sponsored its annual free throw contest. Blake Barnes, age 8, is pictured with Terry Langston, coordinator of the local competition. Blake scored 20 out of 25 free throws and won the 8-9 age group. Blake will advance to districts in Chaffee on January 9...
Robbie's First Deer (12/10/09)
Robbie Adams, age 9, with his first deer. He shot the 7 point buck on private land near Dutchtown with his Papa Michael Compas. Proud parents are Robbie and Amanda Adams of Delta, MO.
Sleeping Beauty (12/10/09)
This is my new baby Macy Grae. She's a pitbull with the most beautiful blue/gray eyes. Unconditional love....nothing better.
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (12/10/09)
Frosty is an 8 week old Great Pyrenees/Corgi mix. She has 4 brothers and sisters. All of them look like Pyrs with VERY short legs! They are available for adoption at The Humane Society of SEMO 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org...
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