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Stories from Wednesday, December 23, 2009

One dead after North Kingshighway accident; coroner identifies victim (12/23/09)
A local man died Tuesday afternoon from injuries he received in a two-vehicle crash that closed down an area of northbound North Kingshighway for more than an hour.
Last-minute shoppers pack area stores (12/23/09)
Tracy Kietzer normally has each present wrapped and under the Christmas tree by now. But the Jackson resident spent Tuesday afternoon at stores in the area trying to finish her shopping. "It snuck up on me," said Kietzer as she stood in the check-out line at PMac Music. "I've gone way too long and decided I needed to finish it up soon."...
Suspect in October Cape Girardeau murders ordered to stand trial (12/23/09)
Samuel R. "Ray Ray" Hughes' own words to a police detective provided enough evidence Tuesday to send him to trial on three counts of murder, burglary and attempted arson.
Group volunteers for Salvation Army in place of Christmas party (12/23/09)
Secret Santas give $100 bill to rural Bloomfield woman (12/23/09)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A rural Bloomfield woman received an unexpected gift while on a routine grocery shopping trip Saturday. Helen McCain was at the local Town and Country store when she was approached by a man and a woman wearing Santa hats. "They were just a nice-looking couple, perhaps in their 40s, and when they approached me, my first thought was that they were handing out some sort of literature from their church," she said...
Poplar Bluff city council votes to require prescription for pseudoephedrine purchases (12/23/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- An ordinance requiring a prescription to purchase products containing pseudoephedrine in Poplar Bluff is the newest weapon in the battle against methamphetamine labs.
Section of I-55 to be reduced next week (12/23/09)
Part of Interstate 55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews patch the road.
Popular Mo. ATV park to warn users about lead (12/23/09)
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Starting next month, users of a state park in eastern Missouri will receive warnings about its unhealthy levels of lead. St. Joe State Park outside Park Hills is a popular place for riding all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles. But it contains levels of lead that federal environmental regulators consider unhealthy...
WWI museum receives 1,700 items (12/23/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As Kansas City's Liberty Memorial has gained acclaim with its World War I museum, the flow of donated artifacts has also increased. But officials are reeling from the immensity of a recent gift from the widow of a lifelong collector. A semitrailer truck was needed to haul in the roughly 1,700 items, most of them related to that era's machine guns...
Health overhaul means taxes and fees first, benefits later (12/23/09)
WASHINGTON -- Americans will feel the pain before the gain from the health care overhaul Democrats are close to pushing through Congress. Proposed taxes and fees on upper-income earners, insurers, even tanning parlors, take effect quickly. So would Medicare cuts...
D.C. police union blasts chief's snowball fight slam (12/23/09)
WASHINGTON -- The head of the Washington, D.C., police union is decrying the police chief's public criticism of a detective for pulling a gun during a snowball fight. Videos of the plainclothes officer holding a gun and telling people he pulled the weapon after getting hit by snowballs circulated widely on the Internet after the Saturday confrontation...
Del. police: Pediatrician sexually abused young patients (12/23/09)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A Delaware pediatrician is accused of molesting at least 16 patients, and police say he used video cameras to record some of the attacks. Police said Tuesday they were searching for more victims. Dr. Earl B. Bradley was charged last week with sexually abusing nine girls. The 56-year-old pediatrician faces 29 charges, including rape, and is being held on $2.9 million bond...
Black advocates want more help for the unemployed (12/23/09)
PHILADELPHIA -- In the battle against black unemployment, places like the Opportunities Industrialization Center are ground zero. Savory aromas wafted from a king-size kitchen one recent day as the instructor demonstrated a fish recipe to a dozen aspiring cooks. Nearby, a mock hotel room was waiting to be cleaned. Downstairs, electrical fixtures hung from an exposed wall, ready to be wired...
NYC victim's mom: EMTs were 'inhuman' not to help (12/23/09)
NEW YORK -- Two emergency medical technicians accused of refusing to help a dying pregnant woman are "inhuman," her mother said Tuesday as a lawyer for the EMTs argued his clients are being vilified in a rush to judgment. Cynthia Rennix, the mother of 25-year-old Eutisha Revee Rennix, said the EMTs shouldn't have taken the jobs if they weren't willing to get involved...
Terrorist attack feared after Jackson arrest (12/23/09)
NEW YORK -- Police concerns that media-hungry terrorists would attack Michael Jackson's trial as a "soft target" led to a request for federal help, according to FBI files kept on the late pop star. The documents also show that the FBI helped facilitate interviews in the Philippines by California authorities investigating Jackson over allegations that he had sexually abused boys...
Judge rejects 'necessity defense' in abortion case (12/23/09)
WICHITA, Kan. -- A judge ruled Tuesday that Kansas law doesn't allow a so-called "necessity defense" in the trial of a man charged with killing one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers. The decision was another blow to lawyers for 51-year-old Scott Roeder, who has confessed to shooting Dr. ...
Holiday storm may snarl travel in West, Midwest (12/23/09)
DENVER -- Holiday travelers scrambled to adjust their plans Tuesday as a fast-moving snowstorm threatened to bring long delays along with a white Christmas for millions of people throughout the West and Midwest. The storm system was already snarling traffic in Arizona on Tuesday, with blizzard-like conditions closing roads and causing a pileup involving 20 vehicles. South of Phoenix, a dust storm set off a series of collisions that killed at least four people...
British priest: Shoplifting by poor OK sometimes (12/23/09)
LONDON -- For a priest in northern England, the commandment that dictates "thou shalt not steal" isn't exactly written in stone. The Rev. Tim Jones caused an uproar by telling his congregation that it is sometimes acceptable for desperate people to shoplift -- as long as they do it at large national chain stores, rather than small, family businesses...
Some Romanians nostalgic two decades after communism's fall (12/23/09)
BUCHAREST, Romania -- He was the poster child of East Europe's bloodiest revolution against communism 20 years ago, a young academic who captured the yearning of Romania's masses for a new beginning after decades of Stalinist repression by an aging dictator and his henchmen...
Iran's Ahmadinejad dismisses American deadline for nuclear deal (12/23/09)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's president on Tuesday dismissed a year-end deadline set by the Obama administration and the West for Tehran to accept a U.N.-drafted deal to swap enriched uranium for nuclear fuel, and claimed his government is now "10 times stronger" than a year ago...
Woodland-Saxony Lutheran girls basketball game canceled (12/23/09)
Today's girls basketball game between Woodland and Saxony Lutheran at the Show Me Center has been canceled. Other games in the Saint Francis Medical Center Holiday Classic tournament will take place as scheduled. Doors will open at 3:45 p.m.
Jackson girls eliminate defending tournament champion (12/23/09)
Farmington has been a thorn in Jackson's side over the past year. The Knightettes knocked off the Indians in the 2008 Saint Francis Medical Center Holiday Classic semifinals and also beat them earlier this season in the Farmington tournament. Jackson turned the tables on Farmington on Tuesday night, posting a surprisingly lopsided 52-37 victory in the Saint Francis Medical Center Holiday Classic semifinals at the Show Me Center...
Notre Dame reaches Holiday Classic title game (12/23/09)
The top-seeded Notre Dame Bulldogs received all they could handle in the first half from fifth-seeded Sparta, Ill., in the first semifinal of the Saint Francis Medical Center Holiday Classic at the Show Me Center. Notre Dame (7-1) pulled away in the second half Tuesday for a 57-32 victory over previously unbeaten Sparta (9-1)...
Nebraska's Suh named AP College Football Player of the Year (12/23/09)
NEW YORK -- Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh bulled past the guys who play the glamour positions and proved you don't have to score touchdowns or toss passes to be the player of the year. Spurred by a dominant performance against Texas in the Big 12 title game, Suh became the first defensive player voted The Associated Press College Football Player of the Year on Tuesday...
High School roundup: Central, Perryville face off for fifth place (12/23/09)
All the area high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Klocke attracts more All-American honors (12/23/09)
Southeast Missouri State catcher Jim Klocke has picked up another major honor before his senior season even starts. Klocke has been named to the Louisville Slugger Collegiate Baseball All-American preseason third team. Klocke was a third-team Louisville Slugger Collegiate Baseball All-American and first-team all-Ohio Valley Conference selection in 2009 when he finished the season ranked in the top 100 nationally in batting average (.394, 86th), doubles (20, 64th) and on-base percentage (.484, 73rd). ...
Powerful Memphis dishes out 87-57 loss to Redhawks (12/23/09)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Once Memphis started taking the ball to the glass against Southeast Missouri State, the Tigers' offense was much more effective. Elliot Williams scored 20 points, grabbed nine rebounds and handed out eight assists Tuesday afternoon to lead host Memphis to a 87-57 victory...
Illini own nine-year streak in rivalry with MU (12/23/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Illinois' nine-game winning streak in the annual "Braggin' Rights" game is not weighing heavily on Missouri players. Not at all. Sophomore guard Marcus Denmon was on the losing end of a 75-59 rout last December, and that's all he knows heading into tonight's annual holiday season matchup...
Sauce a stealthy way to flavor light entrees (12/23/09)
The trouble with light entrees is that low-fat proteins generally are at the heart of the dish. While this is great for your health, it often is wanting in flavor. How to make it work? The secret can be in the sauce. As long as you don't go crazy with the butter and cream, sauces can be a stealthy healthy tool for adding tons of flavor and moisture...
A Harte Appetite: Dresden and the history of stollen (12/23/09)
I well remember the devastation I felt when, following the intimations of family and friends, I began to wonder if there really was a Santa Claus. After all, it wasn't that long ago. I was 45 at the time. My sense of demoralization must be akin to that experienced by the citizens of Dresden, Germany, in the wake of recent claims that their city may not be the birthplace of stollen, the archetypical holiday pastry of Saxony. ...
Recipe Swap: Feeling nutty this Christmas? Try fruitcake (12/23/09)
Fruitcake seems to be one of those foods that either you really like or you really don't. There are jokes and tales galore about fruitcake: "What would Christmas be without a fruitcake? A good one!" People have kept them for years and joked about using them as doorstops. ...
Man pays $4K in online auction to stay in 'Christmas Story' house (12/23/09)
CLEVELAND -- A reality TV star gets to spend a couple of nights living like Ralphie in the house used for the movie "A Christmas Story." The experience is a "major award" for Billy Jeffrey, who says he's obsessed with the 1983 film. He bid $4,200 in an online charity auction and was scheduled to make his sleepovers Monday and Tuesday nights...
Names in the News (12/23/09)
News about people in business in the Southeast Missouri region compiled for the January 2010 issue of Business Today.
Tax liens (12/23/09)
A list of tax liens filed and discharged in area counties during November, compiled for the January 2010 issue of Business Today.
Business licenses (12/23/09)
A list of business licenses filed in Cape Girardeau during November, compiled for the January 2010 issue of Business Today.
Bankruptcies (12/23/09)
Bankruptcies filed through November for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Health news (12/23/09)
Bits of information about the regional health community compiled by Business Today for its January 2010 edition.
Business Briefs (12/23/09)
Short shots of business and development news from around the region, published in the January 2010 issue of Business Today.
Stephen England (12/23/09)
C. Stephen England, 56, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at his home. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at IOOF Cemetery in Charleston, Mo. Danny Kuykendall will officiate. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements...
Paul Windeknecht (12/23/09)
Paul K. Windeknecht, 81, of Mountain Home, Ark., died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House. He was born Sept. 3, 1928, in Egypt Mills, to Wilson Arno and Lorene Elizabeth Sides Windeknecht. He and Charlotte Sue Bishop were married July 16, 1950, in Cape Girardeau...
Police report 12/23/09 (12/23/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summons Assaults Thefts Miscellaneous Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Fire report 12/23/09 (12/23/09)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday:...
Out of the past 12/23/09 (12/23/09)
Seventeen cases were sponsored in the first annual Christmas for the Elderly program, developed by the Missourian and the Cape County Nursing Service; donated Christmas gifts were given to 17 elderly residents throughout the county. Hundreds of people turned out last week to get a look at the results of a renovation and expansion project at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce building, 601 N. Kingshighway...
May Christmas be memorable (12/23/09)
Well, this is the week we've been waiting for. From a Christian standpoint, there is no observance as important or special as Christmas. It marks the birth of Christ and is the most important day in Christian history. And though all of our observances of this holiday are not always religious in nature, they do adhere to Christian beliefs: giving to others, gathering with loved ones, etc...
No homework (12/23/09)
There are good arguments to be made both for assigning homework and for concentrating instruction in classrooms with teachers available to guide the learning process. Bloomfield Middle School is embarking on a trial to see if increasing hands-on classroom instruction will help students who otherwise would struggle with homework...
Speak Out 12/23/09 (12/23/09)
WHY do opponents of health care reform insist on putting quotation marks around the word reform? Reform means change. Whether it is change for the better or worse may be debatable, but there is no need to debate whether or not the current health care bill will bring about change...
Prayer 12/23/09 (12/23/09)
For those who endure winter's onslaught, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Couples SHARE Loss with Memory Tree at Southeast Missouri Hospital (12/23/09)
Emotions run high during the holidays with all the shopping and family visits, but for Merlin and Nicole Pyrtle, there's a depth of sadness many people don't understand. The Pyrtles have lost three of their children due to miscarriage and premature birth -- a set of twins in November 2000, and a son in October 2002...
Ramona is Ready for Christmas (12/23/09)
Our kitty Ramona hopes Santa leaves her a furry mouse cat toy and a laser light to chase.
Hiding from Santa (12/23/09)
This is Troy Kitty, under the Christmas Tree. His favorite place this time of year. He thinks he is hiding from Santa!
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