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Stories from Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Saffron owner presents plan for Keys building (11/19/03)
Restaurateur Su Hill hasn't yet named her downtown project, but she has a good idea what it will be like and showed off an artist's concept drawing Tuesday night to fellow Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce members at their Business After-hours gathering at Hill's Saffron restaurant...
Scott City School Board agenda 11/19/03 (11/19/03)
6:30 p.m. today, 3000 Main St. On the agenda: Membership in the Missouri School Boards Association MSBA policy updates Attendance center report cards Requests for part-time attendance Approval of election filing times
Cape schools open doors to community this week (11/19/03)
Schools in the Cape Girardeau School District will be open to the public during school hours this week in recognition of American Education Week. Wednesday: Blanchard, Franklin and Jefferson elementary schools, Central High School and the Alternative Education Center...
No contest in council elections for Cape (11/19/03)
The city of Cape Girardeau will pay thousands of dollars for an election in April to re-elect three councilmen who are running unopposed. Patty Schlosser, Cape Girardeau County elections supervisor, said the cost to the city will be between $6,000 and $11,000. The latter figure assumes no other local government has an issue on the April ballot and costs wouldn't be split...
Christmas buying is done for some, and retailers are merry (11/19/03)
The sign at the bank said 66 degrees. There are still a few leaves dangling from tree branches. Grandma hasn't even pulled out the pumpkin pie recipe. But make no mistake. Christmas season, at least the Christmas shopping season, is already here. For some shoppers, Christmas shopping season is already over...
History book now available (11/19/03)
It's Cape Girardeau history through the camera lenses of people who lived here 100 years ago and those who are still here. It's "Cape Girardeau Faces and Places," a pictorial history of the city from the 1800s through the 1950s. And it's at the Southeast Missourian today...
Draft TIF guidelines on table for city commission tonight (11/19/03)
A Cape Girardeau commission wants the city council to set guidelines on what types of development projects can be considered for tax-increment financing now that a proposed upscale residential development surrounding a golf course won't be funded that way...
Club news 11/19/03 (11/19/03)
Excelsior Optimist Club The Excelsior Optimist Club met at Drury Lodge on Nov. 12. Lori Siebert, president, called the meeting to order. Following lunch, a program was presented by Morley Swingle, speaking on his novel, "The Gold of Cape Girardeau."...
Region briefs 11/19/03 (11/19/03)
Man shoots wife's friend after domestic dispute MINER, Mo. -- A female remains in stable condition after she was shot by her friend's husband in Miner early Tuesday. The shooting occurred after a husband and wife had an argument. The husband grabbed a gun and fired one round into the residence, striking a female friend of his wife, who was visiting. The victim was transported to Missouri Delta Medical Center and treated for a single gunshot wound to the chest...
Passer-by helps save four children, disappears (11/19/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A man passing through a city neighborhood spotted a fire, helped a desperate father save his four children, then walked away without accepting the accolades. Four times Monday evening, Keith Colenburg helped his children out a third-floor window of their burning house and onto the limbs of a tree. ...
Backers, opponents of gun law delay reaction plans (11/19/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With the fate of the state's new concealed weapons law in the hands of the Missouri Supreme Court, those on both sides of the issue say it is premature to discuss what action they might take in the event of a ruling adverse to their respective positions...
Proposal would raise taxes when state revenue falls (11/19/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Passage of a constitutional amendment proposed for August's ballot would mean Missourians would automatically pay higher sales taxes whenever state revenue falls. Under the proposal, if general revenue falls below the 2001 fiscal year level, the state would be in a "fiscal emergency" and sales taxes automatically would rise by up to 1 percent to make up the shortfall...
St. Francois County official charged in theft of funds (11/19/03)
PARK HILLS, Mo. (AP) -- A St. Francois County official has been accused of stealing nearly $10,000 from the county. The Missouri Attorney General's office filed felony and misdemeanor theft charges Monday against Stephanie Skaggs, 31. Authorities said the thefts began Jan. 24 and continued through at least July 1...
Missouri sees heavy rain, flooding (11/19/03)
As he spoke, the rains that showed a little mercy earlier Tuesday were falling again outside Don Wynn's office. Heavy rains pounded parts of southern and eastern Missouri early Tuesday, causing flash flooding in some areas including Iron County, where Wynn is emergency management director...
Authorities execute search warrant for human remains (11/19/03)
FULTON, Mo. -- A Bible school teacher and convicted pornographer suspected of killing a missing Skidmore man performed "gender nullification" procedures on other men and admitted in an online chat room to killing several men, according to an affidavit...
17 file for Missouri's presidential primaries (11/19/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Seventeen candidates have filed for Missouri's Feb. 3 presidential primaries, including all of the frontrunners. Missouri's filing period ran from Oct. 21 through the end of the business day Tuesday. President Bush filed in the Republican primary on the first day possible and is being challenged in Missouri by businessmen Bill Wyatt of California and Blake Ashby of St. Louis...
House OKs energy bill, sends it to Senate (11/19/03)
WASHINGTON -- The House approved a far-reaching energy bill Tuesday that would provide billions of dollars in tax incentives for oil, gas and coal producers and give a boost to corn farmers by requiring a doubling of ethanol use in gasoline. It also would impose federal reliability rules on operators of high-voltage power lines for the first time, to reduce the likelihood of another cascading blackout like the one last summer. ...
Relatives, survivors mourn Jonestown on 25th anniversary (11/19/03)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Twenty-five years ago, Leslie Cathey strapped her baby boy to her back and fled into the jungle of Guyana -- away from Jonestown and the imminent disaster that would take more than 900 lives. On Tuesday, Cathey spoke to about 100 people at a service remembering those who died when cult leader Jim Jones ordered them to drink poison...
U.S. to limit China clothing imports (11/19/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration announced Tuesday it will limit clothing imports from China to protect struggling U.S. companies. The action was the latest response by the administration to America's soaring trade deficit with China, which hit a record $103 billion last year, and which American manufacturers believe is largely to blame for the hemorrhaging of U.S. factory jobs over the past three years...
Emerson opts out of negotiations on ag, medicine funding (11/19/03)
WASHINGTON -- As congressional negotiators finalize a huge end-of-session spending bill, they will be doing it without Republican Rep. Jo Ann Emerson. Emerson is the only member of the House farm spending panel not serving on the House-Senate conference committee that is crafting the enormous compromise spending measure, which will combine several separate spending bills...
Lawmakers want to tailor Medicare to meet their states' needs (11/19/03)
WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota wants help for two hospitals in Bismarck, facilities reimbursed by Medicare at a lower rate than those in Fargo, yet obliged to compete in hiring doctors and other staff. Ditto for Sen. Jim Jeffords, I-Vt., who is seeking more Medicare money for Fletcher Allen Medical center in Burlington. And Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who wants a limited, temporary program created to extend Medicare coverage to chiropractor services...
Police search ranch of pop star Jackson (11/19/03)
LOS OLIVOS, Calif. -- Officers conducting a criminal investigation searched Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch on Tuesday. The purpose of the raid was not disclosed. Court TV cited unidentified sources as saying the search warrant was tied to sexual-abuse allegations brought by a 12- or 13-year-old boy. Sheriff's officials and the district attorney's office refused comment...
Prosecutor at peace with decision to spare Green River Killer (11/19/03)
SEATTLE -- Like any politician who breaks a promise, King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng expected a heavy dose of criticism for letting the Green River Killer escape death row. By and large, it hasn't come. "When I made the decision, I felt at peace with it," Maleng said. "I did then, and I do today."...
Douglas earns honors for career achievement (11/19/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Michael Douglas will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement at this year's Golden Globes, more than three decades after his father, Kirk Douglas, won the honor in 1968. Douglas is the first second-generation actor to receive the DeMille award, named for the Hollywood producer and director of "The Ten Commandments" and "The Greatest Show on Earth." The decision was announced Monday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association...
Malvo on tape - 'I intended to kill them all' (11/19/03)
CHESAPEAKE , Va. -- In a chilling audiotape played for the jury Tuesday, a soft-spoken Lee Boyd Malvo told police he pulled the trigger in all of the sniper attacks that terrified the Washington area last fall. "I intended to kill them all," said Malvo, then 17...
Peterson to stand trial in deaths of wife, unborn son (11/19/03)
MODESTO, Calif. -- Scott Peterson will stand trial on murder charges that could bring the death penalty in the slaying of his pregnant wife, Laci, and her unborn son, a judge ruled Tuesday. Superior Court judge Al Girolami said prosecutors presented enough evidence in 11 days of testimony spread out over four weeks to show probable cause that Peterson killed his wife and dumped her body in San Francisco Bay...
Rumsfeld - Time for South Korea to lessen dependence on U.S. (11/19/03)
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- The United States and South Korea agree the time has come, 50 years after the Korean War, for the economically vibrant Asian country to lessen its dependence on the American military, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday...
U.S., Japan work on N. Korean crisis (11/19/03)
TOKYO -- A senior U.S. envoy and Japan's defense chief agreed Tuesday to use "dialogue and pressure" to persuade North Korea to abandon its suspected nuclear weapons development. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State James Kelly wrapped up the Tokyo leg of a three-nation Asia tour to coordinate policy ahead of upcoming six-way talks on the North Korean nuclear dispute...
Palestinian gunman kills two Israeli soldiers in West Bank (11/19/03)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM -- A Palestinian with an assault rifle hidden in a prayer mat killed two Israeli soldiers Tuesday at a West Bank checkpoint. The attack, however, failed to derail efforts toward an Israeli-Palestinian summit. The violence came a day after the two sides hinted at progress toward a truce to halt three years of violence...
China offers own alternative to DVD format (11/19/03)
BEIJING -- Seeking to compete on its own terms in the lucrative entertainment industry, China announced a government-funded project Tuesday to promote an alternative to DVDs and "attack the market share" of the global video format. The rollout of the project, known as EVD, or enhanced versatile disc, was timed to coincide with the beginning of what China calls the "golden sales" period -- known elsewhere as the Christmas shopping season...
Protests begin in Britain as Bush flies in for state visit (11/19/03)
The Associated PressLONDON -- Hundreds turned out for the first of a number of planned protests as President Bush came to London on Tuesday, and activists said their numbers were swelling for a march they hope will overshadow the pomp and ceremony of the state visit...
Japan's leader set for re-election (11/19/03)
TOKYO -- Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's Cabinet resigned en masse today, a formality following legislative elections that clears the way for Koizumi to be re-elected by Parliament later in the day. His ruling coalition retained its majority in elections on Nov. 9, and the special session of the newly elected Parliament was being convened today to re-elect him, select committee chairs and conclude other business...
Italy buries 19 killed in Iraq (11/19/03)
The Associated PressROME -- Italy paid final tribute Tuesday to 19 Italians killed in Iraq, holding a wrenching state funeral on a national day of mourning -- an outpouring of solidarity that underscored how a country divided by war had united in grief...
SEMO golfers hope to make the cut (11/19/03)
The team is hopeful the program will survive the school's cost-cutting plan for elimination. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Even though Southeast Missouri State University plans to eliminate its men's golf program following the 2004-2005 school year, squad members and coach Carroll Williams are hopeful that won't happen...
Indians, Otahkians both sign a recruit (11/19/03)
Both teams add a junior-college player; Indian baseball team lands two more pitchers. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University's men's and women's basketball teams both closed out the week-long early signing period by landing players Tuesday...
Cloudy conference title picture takes on a clear view (11/19/03)
By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian After a season-long struggle between several teams, the Ohio Valley Conference football race has become crystal clear heading into the final week of play. The winner of Saturday's game between host Southeast Missouri State University and 19th-ranked Jacksonville State will earn the OVC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs...
State's finance approval puts new ballpark in gear (11/19/03)
Cardinals are now in position to finalize private funding; construction could begin next month. By David A. Lieb ~ The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state board approved a revised public financing plan Tuesday for a new St. Louis Cardinals baseball stadium, and team executives said construction could begin next month...
Bucs tell Keyshawn to sit rest of season (11/19/03)
By Fred Goodall ~ The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. -- Keyshawn Johnson will get his wish to leave Tampa Bay -- once the season is over. Meantime, he won't even get to play. The Buccaneers shelved their disgruntled star receiver for the rest of the year Tuesday, saying he had become disruptive during a disappointing 4-6 start for the defending Super Bowl champions...
NL MVP - Barry Bonds No. 6 is for dad (11/19/03)
By Ronald Blum ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- This one was for Dad. Barry Bonds won a record sixth National League MVP award Tuesday, becoming the first player to capture the honor for three consecutive years. His thoughts immediately turned to Bobby Bonds, his three-time All-Star father who died in August...
Phenom turns pro - Freddy Adu, 14, signs with MLS team (11/19/03)
By Joseph White ~ The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Spurning overtures from some of the world's greatest clubs, 14-year-old American soccer phenom Freddy Adu signed a six-year deal with MLS. He will join D.C. United next season...
Area digest 11/19/03 (11/19/03)
Scannell first-team all-OVC in volleyball Southeast Missouri State University senior setter Emily Scannell has been selected to the all-Ohio Valley Conference first team for the second straight year. Scannell, voted to the elite squad by the league's coaches, ranks second at Southeast and in the OVC in career assists. She is a four-time all-OVC honoree, making the second team as a sophomore and the all-newcomer squad as a freshman...
Ham and bean soup is satisfying meal, low in fat (11/19/03)
This version of a classic bean soup is packed with satisfying old-fashioned flavor and enough nutrition to make a main dish. The one thing it doesn't have won't be missed: It's low in fat. To round out the meal, serve it with warm tortillas, corn bread or corn muffins...
Cold weather causes cravings for hearty soups (11/19/03)
When it turns cold, I always get in the mood for soup. We like just about any kind of soup, whether a hearty soup filled with meat or a lighter one rich in vegetables and hearty stock. Jodi Thompson shares several recipes with us today for soups. Each one has its own characteristics, so you be the judge for your favorite one...
Building a garden of blooms (11/19/03)
Plant bulbs of tulips, daffodils and crocus now for a great show when spring arrives In the field of horticulture, there is a season for everything. Late November into early December is a prime time to plant tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocus. The rewards of planting now will certainly be evident next spring when your landscape is adorned with blooms...
Pet pic no replacement for real kid (11/19/03)
With my 34th birthday coming up fast, I've got to admit that my stance on childbearing is softening a bit. Back in the day, when my other childless friends would self-deprecatingly say they were "too selfish" to have kids, I'd take off on a rant that made them regret it...
Dorothy Farrow (11/19/03)
Dorothy Elizabeth Farrow, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born March 17, 1931, at Oriole, Mo., daughter of William S. and Clara E. Ervin Marion. She and Elmer D. Farrow were married Aug. 14, 1948, in Piggott, Ark...
Robert Murray Sr. (11/19/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Robert "Bob" Murray Sr., 69, of Perryville died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at his home. He was born Jan. 11, 1934, in Perry County, son of John and Lila Mudge Murray. He and Sarah E. Quattlebaum were married Nov. 24, 1960. Murray was owner/operator of Murray Enterprises. He was a member of Whitewater Christian Church, charter member of Perryville Elks, AmVets booster and member of Perryville Eagles...
Lane Austin (11/19/03)
Lane Eugene Austin, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at his home. He was born April 8, 1927, at Drum, Mo., son of John and Celestie Jauch Austin. He and Louise Cook were married Sept. 14, 1945, in Cape Girardeau. Austin worked many years at International Shoe Co. and Florsheim Shoe Co. He was a member of First Pentecostal Church and a member of its board...
Bruce Jones (11/19/03)
Bruce Jones, 46, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, in East Brunswick, N.J. He was born April 24, 1957, in Pittsburg, Texas, son of F.A. and Norah Jones. Jones was a driver with JB Hunt Transport Inc. He had lived in Cape Girardeau the past seven years and was formerly of Tyler, Texas...
Bernice Carter (11/19/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Bernice M. Carter, 78, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. She was born Nov. 27, 1924, in Canalou, Mo., daughter of Cliff and Lottie Ethyl Turner Dismuke. She and Roy L. Carter were married June 13, 1973, in Cape Girardeau. He died Nov. 19, 1985...
James Seay (11/19/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- James M. Seay, 59, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at his home. He was born Jan. 17, 1944, in East Prairie, Mo., son of William and Eula Jackson Seay. He and Carolyn Lizenbee were married Jan. 12, 1990. Seay had worked in the maintenance department at Bunny Bread...
Charles Geile (11/19/03)
BREWER, Mo. -- Charles E. "Sonny" Geile, 68, of Brewer died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, Mo. He was born Oct. 15, 1935, at Silver Lake, Mo., son of Edgar C. and Eleanor Tucker Geile. He and Barbara A. Elder were married March 22, 1953...
Births 11/19/03 (11/19/03)
Chiles Son to James Thomas and Amy Caroline Chiles of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 3:26 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2003. Name, Talon Drake. Weight, 6 pounds 11.5 ounces. First child. Mrs. Chiles is the former Amy Rhodes, daughter of Larry and Mary Rhodes of New Wells. She is a graphic designer at Concord Printing Services. Chiles is the son of Darrell and Anne Beard of Gordonville. He is a graphic designer at the Southeast Missourian Newspaper...
Cape fire report 11/19/03 (11/19/03)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded Monday to the following item: At 2:07 p.m., medical assist at 507 Cape Meadows Circle, No. 2. Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 6:38 a.m., electrical fire at 1555 Amblewood. At 8:11 a.m., medical assist at 1372 N. Kingshighway...
Cape/Jackson police reports 11/19/03 (11/19/03)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Travis J. Moore, 31, of 539 Asher, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and failure to operate a vehicle at night with headlights...
Out of the past 11/19/03 (11/19/03)
10 years ago: Nov. 19, 1993 Preliminary estimates indicate last weekend's flash flooding and heavy rains caused at least $40,000 worth of damage to county roads and bridges in Cape Girardeau County. Budget is one of key topics of discussion at Chamber of Commerce annual retreat; it is decided that chamber's fee structure will be revised next year to compensate for departure of city's license fee office...
Good things are happening (11/19/03)
Welcome back, Rush Limbaugh. It doesn't seem like five weeks have passed since your departure for treatment of your addiction to pain medicine. You've been missed to broaden and enlighten in the discussion of events and ideas along with your motivation. Here's to a complete recovery...
Journal - Part 5 (11/19/03)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson of Cape Girardeau recently visited the Middle East. She kept a daily journal. Here is the fifth installment. By Jo Ann Emerson Monday, Nov. 10: This morning we are on the way to Kirkuk, Iraq. Historically, the region of northern Iraq has been at the confluence of all the problems here (other than Saddam Hussein). Even though there has been some terrorism here, the biggest problem is ethnic tension...
Good reasons to protect resources (11/19/03)
It's a beautiful Labor Day weekend, and John and Jane Smith from Wichita, Kan., pack their two dogs, three kids, swimsuits, sunscreen, inner tube and other goodies and head to their favorite destination: Table Rock State Park near Branson....
A matter of law (11/19/03)
It was no surprise that Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer of St. Louis decided that Missouri's new concealed-carry weapon law doesn't pass muster with the Missouri Constitution. In a prime example of venue shopping -- the practice of looking for a sympathetic judge who will rule the way you want him to -- opponents of the new law turned to Ohmer, whose circuit is in one of the state's major urban areas where a majority of voters opposed a statewide concealed-carry initiative in 1999...
Speak Out 11/19/03 (11/19/03)
Pray for safety IF A person's really a Christian and trusts in the Lord Jesus Christ and believes that his prayers work, can he not pray for God to keep a protecting hand on him and keep him safe from harm's way without carrying a concealed weapon? If he can't, I'm afraid for his other prayers...
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