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Stories from Friday, November 26, 2010

Students propose phasing in SEMO fee increases; speaker series off chopping block (11/26/10)
Faced with rising fees and tuition, the Southeast Missouri State University Student Senate is calling on the institution to slow the pace of higher fees and hold the line on tuition costs. And for now at least, one student government leader says the student-funded University Speaker Series is off the chopping block in the pursuit of alleviating fee burdens...
Dunklin County native confesses to Arkansas bank robbery, police say (11/26/10)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- A Dunklin County native charged with robbing a Bancorp South bank branch in Jonesboro is set to make his second appearance in court Dec. 28. Jonesboro police say Justin Allen Miller, 30, was interviewed by investigators and has confessed to robbing the bank on Parker Road last week...
Trees under stress from lack of water, ice storms, wind damage (11/26/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The last several years have been hard on trees. Any time there is a period of dry weather, there are some landscapers who spend a lot of time on their lawns but take their trees for granted, according to David Bizzell of Bizzell Lawn Care and Nursery...
Veterinarians warn against giving holiday table scraps, leftovers to dogs and cats (11/26/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- It's a natural inclination to give pets leftovers and table scraps. But as the holiday season begins, veterinarians say that's one of the worst things that people can do. "I recommend that, as hard as it is, we practice 'tough puppy love,'" said Dr. Brian Heuring, veterinarian at the Delta Veterinary Clinic in Sikeston. "I know that we want to spoil them like we spoil ourselves, but we aren't doing them a favor if we feed them off the table or give them scraps."...
Film on education doesn't reflect area's experience, say teacher, organizer (11/26/10)
While it may be compelling, "Waiting for Superman," the documentary detailing the failures of American education, bears little resemblance to the daily life at schools in Southeast Missouri, according to a Cape Girardeau educator and a community organizer...
Stores prepare for 'pilgrimage' of shoppers (11/26/10)
It's hard to say who is more excited about Black Friday, the shoppers or the retailers. "I live for this day," said Lisa Doza of Jackson, who started waiting in line about 4 p.m. Thursday and won't finish her Black Friday shopping until about 4 p.m. Friday...
Join Twitter coverage of Black Friday (11/26/10)
On Black Friday, Southeast Missourian business reporter Melissa Miller is embarking on a social media project that seeks to connect area shoppers through Twitter. Miller will be using the Twitter hashtag #SEMOBlackFriday to communicate with local shoppers about deals at area stores and their Black Friday experiences...
All-night shop-a-thon: Black Friday draws crowds (11/26/10)
Bargain shoppers, braving rain or frigid weather, crowded the nation's stores in the wee hours of the night to get their hands on deals from TVs to toys on Black Friday. Early signs pointed to bigger crowds at many stores including Best Buy, Sears, and Toys R Us for the traditional start to the holiday shopping season...
Bowling becomes new Thanksgiving tradition for some (11/26/10)
Watch football on Thanksgiving? Not for the Irelands and their extended brood. After the clan of nine load their bellies with heaps of holiday food, they'd rather hit the lanes for a few hours of 10-pin. "We stuff our faces and head here," said Charlie Ireland of Jackson, who was among three generations who have bowled at Main Street Lanes in Jackson for the past three years. "It beats just sitting around the living room with full bellies watching football."...
Annual Cape Girardeau story display has tree farm theme (11/26/10)
Singer Andy Williams, now in his 80s, still going strong in Branson (11/26/10)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Singer Andy Williams said he plans to be entertaining visitors to Branson for years to come. Even if he is going to turn 83 on Dec. 3. Williams has been entertaining at the Moon River Theatre in Branson since 1992. He said he will keep working there for as long as he feels good and can still sing well...
Dinosaur die-off cleared way for giant mammals (11/26/10)
WASHINGTON -- They just needed some leg room: New research shows the great dinosaur die-off made way for mammals to explode in size -- some more massive than several elephants put together. The largest land mammal ever: A rhinoceros-like creature, minus the horn, that stood 18 feet tall, weighed roughly 17 tons and grazed in forests in what is now Eurasia. It makes the better known woolly mammoth seem a bit puny...
Man charged with threatening Obama in letter (11/26/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- An indictment filed by a federal grand jury accuses a Northern California man of sending a letter threatening to kill President Barack Obama. Court documents state 54-year-old Roger Hudnall of Eureka made the threat in a letter mailed Jan. 7, 2009...
Three teens rescued after 50 days adrift in South Pacific (11/26/10)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Three teenagers survived 50 days adrift in a tiny boat in the South Pacific by drinking rainwater and eating raw fish and a sea gull before being rescued by a passing trawler, a senior crewman on the fishing vessel said...
S. Korea's defense chief resigns (11/26/10)
YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak ordered more troops to a front-line island and accepted his defense minister's offer to resign Thursday as the country grappled with lapses in its response to a deadly North Korean artillery strike...
Jackson's Hobbs to swim at Northern Iowa (11/26/10)
Jackson senior Allison Hobbs thought she wanted to attend a college close to home. A visit to the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls changed her mind. "I wanted to stay close because I like being around my family and stuff, but eventually whenever I took my recruiting trip to Northern Iowa, I was like, I love it here," she said...
Denmon leads Missouri to Cancun basketball tourney title (11/26/10)
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico -- Marcus Denmon had hoped to shed the sixth-man role he had filled so effectively in his first two seasons at Missouri. But when the Tigers got off to a slow start in the first three games of the season, coach Mike Anderson decided to shuffle things, and that meant Denmon was back to being a reserve when they tipped off against La Salle on Wednesday night in the championship of the Cancun Challenge...
Southeast roundup: Limited tickets available for Redhawks' football playoff opener (11/26/10)
A look at news around the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics.
Southeast men's basketball team sticks with Hogs (11/26/10)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team still is winless following Wednesday night's loss at the University of Arkansas. But coach Dickey Nutt came away feeling much better about his Redhawks (0-5), who pushed heavily favored Arkansas most of the way before falling short 66-56...
Nuts to you, too (11/26/10)
This column is being written early in Thanksgiving week because of holiday deadlines, but you will be reading it after a day of overeating and watching football. I'll try to make sense of it all. It's the least I can do. Some of you will be eating more than one Thanksgiving feast. Some of you started last weekend. Some of you will eat more than one big meal that includes turkey on the same day...
Best Bet: Parade of Lights (11/26/10)
The 19th annual Parade of Lights will strut down Broadway and Main Street starting at 5 p.m. Sunday with more than 100 floats, bands and groups forming the line. Entries this year will show their interpretation of the "Christmas Dreams" theme. The route will begin at Capaha Park and end at Main and Merriwether streets, near Hutson's Fine Furniture's holiday window displays. All the floats will be lit and blast music either from a stereo or live performers...
Holiday films in the bag (11/26/10)
Like many people, moviegoers might feel conflicted during the holidays -- because the films that arrive this season can pull movie buffs in different directions. On the one hand, there are plenty of crowd-pleasers catering to families who are home for the holidays and children who are out of school for Christmas break. This year, those offerings include computer-animated gems, epic fantasies and the return of the computer-gamers' Rosetta stone, "Tron."...
Tradition in lights (11/26/10)
The holiday season breeds tradition like no other time of year: the food we place on the table, the movies we put on in the background, the gum drop photo frame we hang on the tree. We devoted this week's SE Live to our traditional holiday movie preview for those of you who like to celebrate with the stars. In an upcoming section we'll lay out several local traditions for you to pencil into your iCal...
A season for dance (11/26/10)
From tap to modern, students and staff will bring a variety of dance styles to the River Campus next week at "Fall for Dance," presented by the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance. Dr. Marc Strauss, faculty member and one of the show's choreographers, said this year's dance concert brings some upbeat, fun numbers...
ARTifacts 11/26/10 (11/26/10)
The Southeast Guitar Ensemble will perform its fall semester recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Shuck Recital Hall. The group will play works by Federico Moreno Torroba, Franz Joseph Haydn and Brazilian composer Leonardo Balada's intense, polyrhythmic "Insistencia's." The Guitar Ensemble features students from Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Music. Tickets are $8 and available at the box office, by calling 651-2265 or 800-293-5949 and online at metrotix.com....
Liz Grimes (11/26/10)
Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Grimes, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at her home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau...
Ellis Thurm (11/26/10)
Ellis Paul Thurm, 80, of New Wells died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 16, 1930, in Altenburg, Mo., son of Rudolph Benjamin and Hilda M. Wunderlich Thurm. He and Mary Janette Stacy, the mother of his daughters, were married March 5, 1954. She died May 31, 2005. Ellis married Sharon Diane Penrod on June 15, 1985...
Evelyn Brase (11/26/10)
Evelyn Lorraine Lowes Brase, 89, of Jackson passed away quietly Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at Jackson Manor. She was born May 5, 1921, at home, daughter of William A. and Lydia Bartels Lowes. She and "Coach" Emil Brase were married Feb. 25, 1943, at New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/26/10 (11/26/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/26/10 (11/26/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Burglary Property damage Miscellaneous The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Jackson police report 11/26/10 (11/26/10)
Police The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons...
Out of the past 11/26/10 (11/26/10)
Heavy thunderstorms in the morning hamper cleanup operations along the Mississippi River south of Commerce, Mo., following a barge accident Sunday in which about 300,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the river; while the weather hampers the Coast Guard's efforts, it does help "flush" the oil from the area...
'Waiting for Superman' (11/26/10)
There is a crisis in our nation and in our community regarding high school graduation rates. The graduation rate is at a record low in the Cape Girardeau School District with one out of four students currently not graduating. And who has the power to stop it? Who is the hero? You are...
Christmas lights (11/26/10)
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now our attention turns to Christmas and the many light displays. The 19th annual Parade of Lights, sponsored by Christmas in Old Town Cape, will begin at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday and have more than 100 entries, including high school marching bands from Oran, Bell City, Egyptian and Notre Dame...
Speak Out 11/26/10 (11/26/10)
THE Cape Girardeau leaf pickup program is wonderful, and every year it works great. This year, however, they changed the zones. Zone A pickup, which was the first week of November, is an old, established neighborhood with a lot of mature trees. The leaves were on the trees when they came to pick them up. Now they're not going to pick up anymore at that zone, and the leaves are now falling on the ground...
Prayer 11/26/10 (11/26/10)
O God, we enter your presence with thanksgiving and praise your name. Amen.
Cape Central excels at Scholar Bowl tournament (11/26/10)
The Cape Central High School varsity Scholar Bowl team finished first at the North County Invitational on Saturday, November 20, defeating Poplar Bluff in the championship game by a score of 280-160. Nicknamed the "Central Intelligence Agency", the CIA also defeated Jefferson, North County, Notre Dame, and Festus on the way to the championship. ...
The Babys Playing Before Thankgiving before eating (11/26/10)
The Boys are playing with each other. They like to chase each other and tackle each other. The boys are Nathaniel, Josh, and Michael!!
Two Boys Playing Before Eating Thankgiving Dinner! (11/26/10)
Michael and Josh Burckhardt playing before eatting Thankgiving Dinner.
Aunt Debbie Sweet Baby Girl!!!! (11/26/10)
Aunt Debbie Burckhardt With her little Angel Raynee Schwind. They was taking pictures after we ate Thankgiving dinner!!!!!
Thankgiving Sweet heart!!! (11/26/10)
Aunt debbie, Raynee and Nathaniel hanging with aunt debbie after supper. Taking pictures for Thankgiving!!!!
Adopt Reggie: Black Friday Adoption Event @ HSSEMO (11/26/10)
The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri is having a Black Friday adoption special November 26, 27, & 28th. Black, or mostly black pets are available for adoption at 1/2 price, all weekend long! Pictured is Reggie. He's a good good natured 1 year old Black Labrador mix. He's very friendly, ready to play, and will chase a ball as long as you will throw it. Reggie responds to basic commands, is potty trained, and good with children. He has already been altered...
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