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Stories from Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Cape school board withdraws from funding lawsuit (08/30/05)
School leaders said funding formula dispute is no longer an issue because the district will receive more state aid. The Cape Girardeau School District has dropped its legal battle over state funding. The school board voted unanimously Monday night to drop its participation in a lawsuit brought by more than 300 school districts which challenged the state's old funding formula on the grounds that it was inequitable and inadequate...
Bioscience facility wants $10 million to locate here (08/30/05)
Local and state officials are working on a tax-credit deal, hoping to lure Chlorogen Inc. to the university's research park. Chlorogen Inc., a St. Louis-based bioscience company, wants to break ground on a new manufacturing and research facility in Cape Girardeau next year, but its chief executive says the firm will need about $10 million in state tax credits and incentives to make it feasible...
Jane joins 'Killshot' cast as husband (08/30/05)
Thomas Jane, according to "Production Weekly," has joined the cast of "Killshot," which will be partially filmed in Cape Girardeau in December or early January. Jane, who starred in "The Punisher," and played Mickey Mantle in "61*," will play Wayne, an ironworker husband who stumbles onto an extortion plot with his wife, Carmen, who will be played by Diane Lane...
Gas prices will likely rise today (08/30/05)
Local residents will feel Katrina's impact at the pump after 700 offshore rigs were evacuated. Hurricane Katrina may have pounded the Gulf Coast, but Southeast Missourians will feel the effects, too -- not in the form of rain, but in dollars and cents at the gas pumps...
Katrina evacuees find Cape; local volunteers leave to help (08/30/05)
Neighbors who didn't know each other before, find common ground in Cape hotel. Hurricane Katrina claimed the lives of at least 55 people Monday. She chased thousands more from their homes. The hurricane also drew many volunteers to the rubble that was left behind...
Panel to review death of Perry County youth (08/30/05)
The death of 4-year-old Ethan Patrick Williams of rural Perry County will be examined by a Child Fatality Review Panel on Thursday, county coroner Herb Miller said. Williams, son of Danny Wayne Williams Jr. and Emily H. Altom, died Thursday at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. ...
Teens given summons after fight on Sprigg Street (08/30/05)
A fight on North Sprigg Street early Sunday morning resulted in summonses for two Cape Girardeau residents and hospital treatment for a teenager. A group of Southeast Missouri State University students were walking along North Sprigg Street when a verbal confrontation grew into a fight shortly before 2 a.m., patrolman Jason Selzer said. When officers responded, he said, the fight was over and those involved were dispersing, he said...
Illinois man faces firearms, assault charges (08/30/05)
A Union County, Ill., man faces two felony and two misdemeanor charges stemming from an Aug. 18 stand-off with police. Havey Bearden was holding two handguns when an Illinois State Police trooper arrived at his home on North Lick Creek Road in response to a domestic battery call. He was sitting in a lawn chair, had a revolver in his lap and a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol under his shirt and jammed against his chin, Union County state's attorney Allen James said in a prepared statement...
Federal grant to aid security response team (08/30/05)
The Jackson Fire Department won $150,000 in federal grant money Monday to build-up the abilities of the Homeland Security Response Team it operates jointly with Sikeston. The funds will help buy equipment for a new truck the team purchased with last year's grant, Jackson fire chief Brad Golden said. ...
Temporary closing of Daisy Avenue required (08/30/05)
Weather permitting, the road should be closed for approximately three weeks. Motorists traveling through the city of Jackson will need to plan on taking an alternate street when trying to reach Route 34 by way of Daisy Avenue beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday...
Cape Girardeau Board of Education action 8/30/05 (08/30/05)
Cape Girardeau Board of Education action * Set tax rate for 2005-2006 school year at $4.16 per $100 assessed valuation, the same as last year. * Approved fund transfer. * Authorized the issuance of tax and revenue anticipation notes if needed for cash flow before the annual property tax revenue is received...
Learning briefs 8/30/05 (08/30/05)
Local teens selected as scholarship finalists; scholarships; VFW scholarship competition set
Federal lawsuit challenges Missouri's medical equipment payment cutbacks (08/30/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Seven disabled Missourians filed a federal lawsuit Monday, saying the state's decision to stop paying for certain medical equipment through the Medicaid program is illegal. Ten public interest law organizations are supporting the suit, announced at a news conference at the Saint Louis University Legal Clinic. None of the plaintiffs attended...
Rainfall helped drought-damaged crops in Missouri (08/30/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Water-starved crops continued to improve last week as rain fell across much of the state, the Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday. Farmers averaged 3.9 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture ratings increased to 12 percent very short, 27 percent short, 53 percent adequate and 8 percent surplus...
State to appeal judge's ruling on new law (08/30/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state plans to appeal a judge's ruling tossing out a law placing many new restrictions on strip clubs. Circuit Judge Richard Callahan said provisions of the law, which would have gone into effect Sunday, violate state constitutional limits on amending a bill beyond its original purpose and First Amendment protections of nude dancing...
McCaskill expected to announce U.S. Senate bid (08/30/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democrat Claire McCaskill plans to announce today that she will challenge Republican Sen. Jim Talent next year, a source close to McCaskill said on Monday. McCaskill has been state auditor since 1999 and faced re-election next year. She ran unsuccessfully for governor last year against Republican Matt Blunt, losing by about 3 percentage points, after knocking out incumbent Democratic Gov. Bob Holden to reach the November election...
Investment firm donated thousands to campaign (08/30/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some critics say actions of the state Insurance Department indicate that Gov. Matt Blunt is too pro-business. Missouri's securities regulators sought restitution from investment adviser Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. earlier this year, saying the Overland Park, Kan.-based company was selling inappropriate products to the elderly. Blunt's administration tried to block the enforcement action...
Nation briefs 8/30/05 (08/30/05)
Martin Sheen visits anti-war camp in Crawford; Detroit to lay off 150 police, merge precincts
Gunman kills self after fatally shooting four (08/30/05)
SASH, Texas -- A gunman killed four people near a small-town church, then killed himself early Monday after a nine-hour standoff with police, authorities said. Police said witnesses told them that Freddie L. Cranshaw, who lived across the street from the Sash Assembly of God church, exchanged words in the church parking lot Sunday night with church member Wes Brown, who asked Cranshaw to leave...
Bush promises help for victims (08/30/05)
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. -- President Bush on Monday pledged extensive federal help for victims of Hurricane Katrina to "get your lives back in order." The government put into effect a massive emergency assistance program that included rushing baby formula, communications equipment, generators, water and ice into hard-hit areas...
Company: Robot can recognize 10,000 words (08/30/05)
TOKYO -- A 3-foot-tall humanoid robot that can recognize about 10,000 words and work as a house sitter will go on sale in Japan in September, its manufacturer said Monday. The "Wakamaru" robot can recognize the faces of up to 10 people and talk to them. When linked to cell phones, it can also monitor situations at home, such as a burglary or someone falling ill, according to Mitsubishi-Heavy Industries Ltd...
World briefs 8/30/05 (08/30/05)
Russia apologizes for senators' delay at airport; U.N. official blames U.S. for condom shortage; Official warns Philippine capital of major attack
Displaced in West Darfur still face threats that keep them from returning home (08/30/05)
EL-GENEINA, Sudan -- The killings and burnings of homes have diminished since terrified villagers in Sudan's West Darfur state fled to camps for the displaced and African Union soldiers arrived to protect them. But a campaign of intimidation blamed on semi-nomadic Arabs known as the Janjaweed continues, and has cut so deeply into the local psyche that refugees can't shake their fear of going home...
Mexico's president urges voters to stick with democracy (08/30/05)
MEXICO CITY -- Sure, it would be easier to be a dictator. Or even a king. But in a series of television and radio spots, Mexican President Vicente Fox reminds a populace seeking his successor that he was elected to be Mexico's first democratic leader -- and he promises to continue to fight for democracy no matter how much work that takes...
No good choices for mainstream Sunni on Iraqi constitution (08/30/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Rebuffed in the constitution deliberations, Sunni Arabs now face a dilemma: boycott the Oct. 15 referendum on a new charter and hand the Shiites a landslide victory, or take part in a vote that demographics suggest they'll lose. But the Shiite community itself is divided over the constitution, and interviews on Baghdad streets indicate the key federalism proposal may be a hard sell to many on both sides...
Central volleyball wins season opener (08/30/05)
Central's volleyball team got its season off to a strong start Monday night, overcoming a loss in the first game to defeat host Bloomfield 26-28, 25-17, 26-24. Wendi Zickfield had three blocks and four kills for the Tigers, while Melissa Espinoza had seven kills and Kyla Valleroy added 14 assists...
Handyman: Latest switch has versatile Oliver back at receiver (08/30/05)
Latest switch has versatile Oliver back at receiver Forgive Jamel Oliver if he feels like his Southeast Missouri State football career has been a bit like musical chairs. "It's been kind of crazy," Oliver said with a laugh. Oliver came to Southeast as a running back but was quickly moved to wide receiver, where he showed plenty of promise as a freshman -- and also discovered that's the position he enjoyed playing the most...
'Hawks will have 8 new players this year (08/30/05)
With seven returning players and a talented group of recruits, Southeast has high hopes for upcoming season. Seven returnees and eight newcomers make up what Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach B.J. Smith believes will be his most talented team yet...
Area sports digest 8/30/05 (08/30/05)
Long wins women's club title at Kimbeland Vicki Long won the Kimbeland Country Club's Ladies Club Championship over the weekend, edging out Barb Johnson by a stroke. Long took a two-stroke lead over Johnson and Margaret Sanders into the second round after an opening 76. ...
Rolen undergoes shoulder surgery (08/30/05)
Rolen undergoes shoulder surgery CINCINNATI -- St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen underwent arthroscopic surgery Monday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Cincinnati Reds medical supervisor Dr. Tim Kremchek performed the operation. Cardinals team physician Dr. Rick Wright was also present...
Tigers will honor O'Neal this season (08/30/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Aaron O'Neal, who died July 12 during a voluntary summer football workout, will never step inside the University of Missouri's planned $16 million athletics training center. But those who follow in his footsteps will work out, study and watch game films in a renovated building with a room named after O'Neal -- one of a series of season-long and permanent remembrances for the backup middle linebacker announced Monday by coach Gary Pinkel...
Agassi, Nadal sweep; 2004 women's champ falls (08/30/05)
NEW YORK -- Like an ageless rock star, Andre Agassi took the court for his 20th straight U.S. Open to roars that drowned out his introduction. He gave his adoring fans one more memory Monday night in a match that was little more than a practice session, and he left, as always, blowing kisses in all directions...
Carpenter nails down win No. 19 (08/30/05)
The Cardinals pitcher won his 11th straight game, as St. Louis defeated Florida 6-1. MIAMI -- Chris Carpenter came up with another gem for the St. Louis Cardinals, and he helped the Philadelphia Phillies, too. Carpenter become the first 19-game winner in the major leagues, and David Eckstein went 4-for-5 with three RBIs to help St. Louis beat the Florida Marlins 6-1 Monday night...
Rams make Lions loook tame (08/30/05)
DETROIT -- The St. Louis Rams resembled the team that won the Super Bowl five years ago and the Detroit Lions looked like the NFL's worst team since 2001. Marc Bulger accounted for two touchdowns, Isaac Bruce had 85 yards receiving and a score and Steven Jackson ran for 108 yards and a TD to lead St. Louis to a 37-13 exhibition victory over Detroit on Monday night...
Sports briefs 8/30/05 (08/30/05)
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Reporter's question 8/30/05 (08/30/05)
The Southeast Missourian is looking for local teens who frequently use their cell phones for text messaging. Contact features editor Callie Clark Miller at cmiller@ semissourian.com or (800) 879-1210, extension 128.
The creative language of teens (08/30/05)
SUP? SMHID @ TPTB IMO ICBW. TIAD ;-) BCNU Anybody catch that? It says: "What's up? I'm shaking my head in disbelief at the powers that be. In my opinion it could be worse. Tomorrow is another day. I'll be seeing you." If you understood it, you're probably one of a growing number of teens who have taken to text messaging like Bill Gates took to computers...
Zoos may benefit from treating folks like animals (08/30/05)
Some people are just animals. At least that's the view of the London Zoo which briefly exhibited Homo sapiens in one of its zoo enclosures. The eight scantily clad men and women were exhibited in a rocky enclosure behind a sign reading, "Warning: Humans in Their Natural Environment."...
Spc. Blake Hall (08/30/05)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Spc. Blake Wade Hall, 20, of East Prairie died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, near Baylough, Afghanistan. He was born Oct. 20, 1984, at Charleston, Mo., son of Glen and Vickie Henry Hall. He graduated from East Prairie High School in 2003, and then joined the U.S. Army. He was serving with the 173rd Airborne Brigade...
Alma Kinnison (08/30/05)
Glenallen, Mo. -- Alma "Bernice" Kinnison, 88, of Glenallen died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 3, 1917, daughter of Thomas and Clara Funke Myrick. She married Dale Kinnison, who preceded her in death...
Stephen Jones (08/30/05)
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- Stephen Edward Jones, 52, of Wappapello died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born April 17, 1953, at Chaffee, Mo., son of Junior and Margaret Barlow Jones. Survivors include David Jones of Sikeston, Mo., Keith Chapman of Oran, Mo.; two sisters, Connie Archuletta of Vallejo, Calif., and Tracy Whitaker of Chaffee...
Pauline Hohe (08/30/05)
Pauline Eva Hohe, 88, of Delta died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. She was born April 7, 1917, at Oran, Mo., daughter of John and Allie McIntosh Hall. Survivors include a son, Bill Buell of Delta. There is no visitation or service...
Mary Groce (08/30/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Mary Leota Groce, 68, of Wickliffe, Ky., died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born at Anniston, Mo., daughter of Brad and Lucille Coffer. She married Jack H. Groce. Groce was a licensed practical nurse, and retired recently from a physician's office in Cape Girardeau. She was formerly of Cairo and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church...
Esther Kirby (08/30/05)
Esther K. Kirby, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born March 13, 1926, at Fairfax, Mo., daughter of the Rev. August C. and Marcia Secor Klamm. She grew up in King City, Mo. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, where she met her husband, Norman Kirby. They were married Feb. 11, 1950...
Brian Urian (08/30/05)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Brian Christopher Angelo Urian, 51, of McClure died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct. 4, 1953, in New York, N.Y., son of Robert A. and Dolores Barbara Sommer Urian. Survivors include a sister, Janet Urian of Santa Fe, N.M...
Births 8/30/05 (08/30/05)
Naeger; Minor; AnKelman; Rains
Cape/Jackson fire reports 8/30/05 (08/30/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Sunday: * At 6:22 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of Dearmont Circle. * At 6:31 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3400 block of William Street. * At 7:21 p.m., motor vehicle accident clean-up at 1028 N. Sprigg St...
Cape/Jackson police reports 8/30/05 (08/30/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau police department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests * Zackary R. Stewart, 19, Towers Circle, was arrested on suspicion of property damage. * Cathy Pinsanor, 33, 1521 Marcella No. 2A, Perryville, Mo., was arrested on a Perry County warrant for fraudulently stopping payment of an instrument over $500...
Out of the past 8/30/05 (08/30/05)
25 years ago: Aug. 30, 1980 MOUNDS, Ill. -- Failure to reach agreements during a second night of talks between striking teachers and the Meridian Unit 101 Board of Education will bring the federal mediation and conciliation service into the next negotiation session; the board and a negotiating committee of the Meridian Teachers Association met for almost six hours last night, and the only agreement reached was that federal mediation would be necessary to bring both sides together on a new contract.. ...
Paying for care (08/30/05)
In a contest between retail giant Wal-Mart and a Wal-Mart employee who is no longer able to work because of an automobile accident, most of the sympathy goes to the employee. That's certainly the case of Debbie Shank, who worked at the Wal-Mart in Cape Girardeau and was covered by the employee health plan. The outpouring of concern and caring has been enormous since the Aug. 21 story about her situation...
Cowboy church offers comfort (08/30/05)
To the editor: I am a new member of the Cape County Cowboy Church. Pastor Jim and the congregation are wonderful, caring people. My husband was dying with cancer, and Brother Jim came to visit and pray with him. The last visit he made, my husband was slipping into a coma. ...
Need to support soldiers, war effort (08/30/05)
To the editor: Alan Journet asks a serious question about military deaths just ahead of his usual spiel. First of all, Bob Dylan wrote "Blow'n in the Wind" in 1962. This was the time of the Cuban missile crisis and probably had more to do with Martin Luther King Jr.'s human rights march on Washington. Maybe he was thinking of Country Joe...
Media shouldn't intrude on grief (08/30/05)
To the editor: The media can be a good thing, and it can be a bad thing. I cannot believe the media. I attended the funeral service for Sgt. Robert G. Davis Friday and saw a woman from the press taking pictures of the family while at the graveside service. ...
Speak Out 8/30/05 (08/30/05)
Wrong news priorities; Consistent on civil rights; Wit, charm, sarcasm; Cheaper than water; Pushing inflation; Misguided lawsuit; Show some class; No howls then; Mind-boggling profits; Golf landscaping; Not-so-healthy lunches; Working for success; Bus safety; Home cooking; Lunch concerns; Clinking chimes; Student attire; Time for rationing; Street cleanup; In tall grass; Great billboards; What drought?
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