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Stories from Monday, November 29, 2010

Wildlife group to help Missouri reintroduce elk (11/29/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri conservation officials will get help from the Appalachian Wildlife Foundation to return elk herds to the southern part of the state. The Missouri Conservation Commission decided in October to restore wild elk in a 346-square-mile protected zone in parts of Shannon, Carter and Reynolds counties. ...
Salvation Army may face challenge reaching holiday fundraising goal (11/29/10)
Maj. Ben Stillwell keeps a jar of pennies on his desk, a reminder of the power of giving. Stillwell, of the Salvation Army of Cape Girardeau, said the change is from an older man who is a regular at the charitable organization's dinner table. He does the best he can to stretch his Social Security check, but the money never goes far enough, Stillwell said. The Salvation Army helps fill the gap...
Kinder moves toward challenge of Gov. Jay Nixon (11/29/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's attendance at a Republican Governors Association conference is the surest sign yet that he plans to challenge Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon in 2012.
Crowds line Broadway, Main Street for 19th annual Parade of Lights (11/29/10)
Dressed in light winter jackets, equipped with hot beverages and sacks for sweets, hundreds of local families lined Broadway and Main Street on Sunday to see Santa Claus, who in his sleigh was the last to ride through the 19th annual Parade of Lights...
Mingo National Wildlife Refuge adds youth muzzleloader hunt this year (11/29/10)
PUXICO, Mo. -- The Mingo National Wildlife Refuge will have two managed hunts this year instead of one. The annual managed deer hunt is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. It is a muzzleloader hunt with 165 registered hunters including five hunters with disabilities. On Dec. 11 and 12, the first youth muzzleloader hunt will take place with 50 registered hunters...
Cape Girardeau City Council member hopes Tuesday hearing will allay fears about peripheral zoning (11/29/10)
Cape Girardeau City Council member Mark Lanzotti hopes to combat what he says are misconceptions about the city's request for peripheral zoning at Tuesday's public hearing. The city will make a 10-minute presentation. Lanzotti said peripheral zoning will not raise taxes, nor will the peripheral zone automatically grow as the city grows. Also, it is not the city's first step to "total control" of property outside of its borders, he said...
Power goes out in Missouri Capitol (11/29/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The power has gone out at the Missouri Capitol. The electricity went out shortly after 11 a.m. Monday at the Capitol and several nearby buildings. The cause was not immediately clear. State Administration Commissioner Kelvin Simmons said crews from utility provider Ameren Missouri were attempting to identify the cause and restore power...
Three western Mo. police officers sue over exposure to meth lab (11/29/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Three police officers have filed a federal lawsuit against current and former Butler police chiefs for injuries they suffered while serving a search warrant on a home where a suspected meth lab was operating. According to the lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, all three will suffer lifelong health problems as a result of their exposure to the fumes. The lawsuit does not specify the amount of money the officers are seeking in damages...
Tax break for employer health plans a target again (11/29/10)
WASHINGTON -- Job-based health care benefits could wind up on the chopping block if President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans get serious about cutting the deficit. Budget proposals from leaders in both parties have urged shrinking or eliminating tax breaks that help make employer health insurance the leading source of coverage in the nation and a middle-class mainstay...
In air cargo capital, no fear over shipping rules (11/29/10)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- As the busiest shipping season of the year begins, the specter of tighter security measures on air shipping after last month's international mail-bomb scare might have sent a shiver through FedEx's hometown. It might have, if Memphians hadn't spent decades watching the company's planes fly into and out of what has grown into the world's busiest cargo airport, and seeing its delivery trucks heading out in all directions, and generally spotting its name all over this Mississippi River city.. ...
Leaked U.S. cables reveal sensitive diplomacy (11/29/10)
WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of thousands of State Department documents leaked Sunday revealed a hidden world of backstage international diplomacy, divulging candid comments from world leaders and detailing occasional U.S. pressure tactics aimed at hot spots in Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea...
Full agenda awaits as Congress tries to finish work for the year (11/29/10)
WASHINGTON -- The unemployed and millionaires. Doctors and black farmers. Illegal immigrants hiding from the law and gays hiding in the military. Along with just about everybody else, they all have something at stake as Congress struggles to wrap up its work for the year...
Ore. fire raises Muslims' fears of attack backlash (11/29/10)
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Someone set fire to an Islamic center Sunday, two days after a man who worshipped there was accused of trying to blow up a van full of explosives during Portland's Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Other Muslims fear it could be the first volley of misplaced retribution...
U.S., S. Korea launch war games in Yellow Sea (11/29/10)
YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea -- A U.S. supercarrier and South Korean destroyer took up position in the tense Yellow Sea on Sunday for joint military exercises that were a united show of force just days after a deadly North Korean artillery attack...
EU agrees on $89B bailout loan for Ireland (11/29/10)
BRUSSELS -- European Union nations agreed to give $89.4 billion in bailout loans to Ireland on Sunday to help it weather the cost of its massive banking crisis, and sketched out new rules for future emergencies in an effort to restore faith in the euro currency...
Missouri pounds Arkansas-Pine Bluff (11/29/10)
The Tigers moved to 5-0 with a 91-63 victory Sunday
Rams earn first road victory against Broncos (11/29/10)
DENVER -- Busted one day, beaten the next. By the time the Denver Broncos' 20-point fourth-quarter rally fell short in a 36-33 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, Invesco Field was mostly empty, and dark storm clouds hung over both the city and its tarnished football franchise...
Southeast basketball gets off to slow start (11/29/10)
It figured to take a while for the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team to click considering how many new players the Redhawks are breaking in. But I doubt fans expected the Redhawks to get off to this slow of a start, especially since they entered the season with what looked like winnable games against the likes of non-power, low-major programs Grambling, Florida Gulf Coast and Missouri-Kansas City...
Leslie Nielsen, 84, of 'Naked Gun' fame dies (11/29/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Leslie Nielsen, who traded in his dramatic persona for inspired bumbling as a hapless doctor in "Airplane!" and the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in "The Naked Gun" comedies, died on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84...
People on the move 11/29/10 (11/29/10)
Mr. Electric of Southeast Missouri recently opened, serving the Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Perryville areas. Mr. Electric is a full-service electrical company franchise, owned by Joe Welch, serving both residential and commercial customers. The company offers service panel upgrades, shock and fire prevention devices, power conditioners, whole-home surge protection, indoor and outdoor specialty lighting and a solar energy systems. For more information, visit SEMO.mrelectric.com. ...
Talking Shop with Trisha Wischmann (11/29/10)
Trisha Wischmann has operated a bed-and-breakfast in Jackson since 1988, but in recent years has shifted her focus to holistic health practices. She now incorporates her wellness programs and massage therapies into her patrons' experience at TLC Bed and Breakfast...
Holiday shoppers log on for Cyber Monday (11/29/10)
For people who'd rather shop from their seat instead of being on their feet, today is your day. Known as Cyber Monday, today will be the busiest online shopping day of the year. If you didn't want to camp out all night in a tent in front of your favorite store, like many here did, to get a great Black Friday deal, many stores will offer similar online specials today, including deep discounts and free shipping...
Shirley Welter (11/29/10)
Shirley N. Welter, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home.
Lynne Zoellner (11/29/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lynne J. Zoellner, 67, of Perryville, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at her home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Family Funeral Home in Perryville. It will continue from 6:30 a.m. to the start of service Thursday. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday...
Kelly Yates (11/29/10)
KELSO, Mo. -- Kelly Lance Yates, 57, of Kelso died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at his home. He was born Oct. 9, 1953, in Hardin County, Ill., to Wendell And Carla Cruse Yates. He and Debra Sue Stovall were married Sept. 30, 2006, at New Hamburg, Mo...
Jackson police report 11/29/10 (11/29/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Theft Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/29/10 (11/29/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summonses Thefts Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/29/10 (11/29/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Out of the past 11/29/10 (11/29/10)
A twin-engine charter airplane landed safely at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport last night after circling the strip for 30 minutes; the plane, piloted by Regie Hopwood of Malden, Mo., was en route to Poplar Bluff, Mo., when an indicator light signaled a problem...
Holiday home tour (11/29/10)
Christmas is more than a one-day holiday. It's a time to reflect on the true meaning of why we celebrate the day, a time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season and a chance to generously spread cheer to those in need. An opportunity to do all three is coming up this weekend with the Lutheran Family and Children's Services annual Holiday Home Tour...
Strengthen our schools (11/29/10)
"Better is the enemy of good" -- Voltaire The Cape Girardeau Public School District recently created and adopted a strategic plan, the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan. You can view it at capetigers.com. It covers five specific areas deemed important by the state of Missouri. ...
Speak Out 11/29/10 (11/29/10)
RECENTLY as I was driving my daughter to Jackson West Lane Elementary, I witnessed something disturbing. At an intersection with two other cars and a Jackson school bus, I motioned for a child to cross at the marked sidewalk, and instead the school bus turned in front of the child. Jackson is not a pedestrian-friendly town, but this was ridiculous...
Prayer 11/29/10 (11/29/10)
O Lord, we put our faith and trust in your name alone. Amen.
Sissy Claws (11/29/10)
My cat Sissy napping in her Santa outfit.
WarChild Riding Group Donates to Veterans Home (11/29/10)
The WarChild Riding Group recently presented a $1500 donation to benefit the Veterans at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Accepting the "big check" for the home are (seated in front) Veterans Charles Stephens, Chester Hennis, and Jack Ellis. ...
400 Years of Marriage (11/29/10)
When Julie (Brockmeyer) and Don James celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October, it made the added years of all the Brockmeyer family's marriages a total of 400 years. The family members are Al and Ruth Brockmeyer of Hawk Point, Mo., Bert and Paul Essner of Benton, Mo., Frieda and Joe Seyer, Julie and Don James and Dot and Paul Summers, all of Cape Girardeau, Theresa and Joe Schreckenberg of Hillsboro, Mo., and Frances and Joe Willenbring and Millie and Charles Seyer, all of Jackson. ...
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