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Stories from Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Cape school board learns it must pay IRS $500,000 (11/09/05)
The Cape Girardeau School Board got a lesson in bond financing and something called arbitrage after being informed at Monday's meeting that the district had to pay $500,000 to the Internal Revenue Service. The payment was necessary because of interest the district earned on $18 million of bonds issued in 2000 to pay for the new Central High School...
Hands-on help (11/09/05)
Steven Barry and Donna Renschen know what "sweat equity" means. The Cape Girardeau residents logged in more than 1,000 hours of labor while on their way to owning new homes through Habitat for Humanity. They've cut trim for siding, worked on faucets, hauled carpet padding and lent a hand wherever they could on several homes...
No release for mother in railroad accident (11/09/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- A weeping Glenda Ross heard Tuesday that she must remain in jail while she awaits hearings on charges that her daughter lost her arm after Ross told her to climb under a train...
Water issue passes in Scott Co. (11/09/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Rural voters in Scott County have taken the next crucial step in creating a rural public water supply. They voted 498 to 148 Tuesday in favor of a $25 million bond issue to finance the construction of Public Water Supply District No. 4. The district will serve all Scott County residents not currently served by a public water supply, and the bond will be retired entirely through user fees...
Many at transit forum want some kind of bus route (11/09/05)
Dozens of residents attended the first of three meetings on improving Cape Girardeau County's public transportation Tuesday. "I thought it was great that so many people turned out," said Jeff Brune, director for the Cape County Transit Authority. "We've probably had about 40 people here, and there are still two meetings left."...
Sitter gets four years in prison for child beating (11/09/05)
Chloe Street is a happy, healthy 1-year-old with no lingering effects from the beating she received from a baby sitter April 1, her parents said Tuesday. But the effects for baby sitter Karen Byrum, 44, could last for up to four years. That's the prison sentence Circuit Judge William Syler handed Byrum on Monday for child abuse. Byrum pleaded guilty in September...
Cape group to meet, tell stories of city's past (11/09/05)
A diverse group of Cape Girardeau residents will share their stories and memories of the city's history Sunday at the Convention and Visitors Bureau. In conjunction with the city's bicentennial celebration, the Historical Association of Cape Girardeau will present a series of four programs over the next year. The programs, "Remembering Cape Girardeau," will feature a panel of five people who will discuss a variety of changes in the last four decades...
Club news 11/9/05 (11/09/05)
Xi Nu Phi; New Salem UMW; New McKendree UMW
Region briefs 11/9/05 (11/09/05)
Supreme Court hears abortion challenge JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Abortion rights attorneys argued to the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday that a state law requiring women to be counseled and wait a day to get an abortion is unconstitutionally vague. The law requires physicians to wait 24 hours to perform abortions after consulting women about "any physical, psychological, or situational" risk factors. ...
Blunt appoints new personnel director (11/09/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt said Tuesday that he had appointed a new state personnel director. Blunt chose Chester White, 50, of Jefferson City, to replace Alma McKinney as director of the Office of Administration's Division of Personnel. White donated $1,200 to Blunt's campaign in September 2004, records show...
Boonville voters approve Wal-Mart (11/09/05)
BOONVILLE, Mo. -- A referendum allowing retail giant Wal-Mart to expand here was overwhelmingly approved Tuesday. By a margin of more than 2-to-1, city voters approved an annexation plan that will allow construction of a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The lone ballot item, known as Proposition A, was approved 1,386 to 680 in an unofficial count...
Alleged abusive priest files for bankruptcy (11/09/05)
ST. LOUIS -- A defrocked priest who agreed to make payments to four victims of sexual abuse has filed for bankruptcy, making it more difficult for those men to collect from him. Advocates for the victims said on Tuesday that they fear it's possible the men may not be paid, though legal action is being pursued to try and enforce the earlier agreements...
KFC making TV commercials to respond to any bird flu outbreak (11/09/05)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- In coming days, KFC will have television commercials ready to reassure customers that its chicken is safe to eat in the event of a bird flu outbreak. The chicken chain said Tuesday it hopes the spots never have to air, but it's taking no chances in the face of a potential threat to business...
McDonald's monthly sales rise; stock near 4 1/2-year high (11/09/05)
OAK BROOK, Ill. -- McDonald's Corp.'s latest Monopoly game promotion helped maintain momentum at the fast-food chain last month, contributing to a 3 percent sales increase at U.S. restaurants open at least 13 months. McDonald's said Tuesday that same-store sales also posted modest rises elsewhere in October -- up 3.3 percent in Europe, due mainly to strong results in France and Germany, and 4.3 percent in the area comprising the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa...
Pork processor reports high profits, low sales (11/09/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Pork processor Premium Standard Farms Inc. on Tuesday said second-quarter profits inched upward, but not enough to satisfy investors who caused the company's stock value to, at one point, tumble more than 10 percent. Shares of Premium Standard closed at $16.05, down $1.54, or 8.8 percent, in trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange. The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $12.50 to $18.54...
Experts say cruises vulnerable; lines defend security plans (11/09/05)
MIAMI -- It sounds like a scene from a Hollywood blockbuster: Pirates fire rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns at a luxury cruise ship full of tourists off a lawless African country. That was the situation the crew and passengers of the Seabourn Spirit found themselves in off Somalia last weekend. With piracy common in some areas and terrorism fears present, cruise lines say they train their crews and have security measures to respond effectively to these threats...
One killed, two wounded in Tenn. school shooting (11/09/05)
A teenager shot and killed an assistant principal and seriously wounded two other administrators at a high school on Tuesday, officials said. The student was arrested. "I don't know what he was thinking or what his motives were," Sheriff Ron McClellan said...
Topeka school board sides with intelligent design advocates (11/09/05)
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Revisiting a topic that exposed Kansas to nationwide ridicule six years ago, the state Board of Education approved science standards for public schools Tuesday that cast doubt on the theory of evolution. The 6-4 vote was a victory for intelligent design advocates who helped draft the standards. Intelligent design holds that the universe is so complex that it must have been created by a higher power...
Defense attorney in Saddam's trial slain; another lawyer wounded in shooting (11/09/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Gunmen in a speeding car killed a defense attorney in the Saddam Hussein trial and wounded another Tuesday, raising doubts about whether the prosecution of the ousted leader can proceed amid the insurgency and domestic turmoil. The assassination of Adel al-Zubeidi, who was representing former Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan, in a predominantly Sunni Arab neighborhood in Baghdad was the second attack targeting the defense team since the trial began less than a month ago...
World briefs 11/9/05 (11/09/05)
Death toll rises from South Asia earthquake MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan -- The estimated death toll from the earthquake that hit South Asia last month shot up to 87,350, following a new count of Pakistan's casualties. The toll in Pakistan alone jumped to 86,000 -- or 13,000 higher than the government's official toll -- under a broad assessment by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, working with local governments and aid agencies, Pakistani Finance Ministry official Iqbal Ahmed Khan said Tuesday. ...
France declares emergency as step to impose curfews (11/09/05)
From staff and wire reports France declared a state of emergency Tuesday to quell the country's worst unrest since the student uprisings of 1968 that toppled a government, and the prime minister said the nation faced a "moment of truth" over its failure to integrate Arab and African immigrants and their children...
Saxony's Lueders to sign today with Commodores (11/09/05)
The senior will play women's basketball at Vanderbilt. By Jeremy Joffray Southeast Missourian Saxony Lutheran senior Lauren Lueders will officially sign her letter of intent to play basketball at Vanderbilt University at 3:30 p.m. today in the school library...
Tigers conquer Summit (11/09/05)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- What a difference two weeks can make. The Central boys soccer team ended its regular season Oct. 26 by suffering a 5-0 blowout at the hands of Rockwood Summit. Just 13 days following that rout, the Tigers faced the Falcons again, this time in a Class 3 state sectional game...
Snyder faces a must-win season at MU (11/09/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- By now, Quin Snyder is used to coaching for his job. More than ever, that's the case for the man who replaced Norm Stewart but to this point has been known more for a recruiting scandal and diminishing returns on the court. Coming off a 16-17 season capped by a first-round NIT loss, Snyder has three years to go on his contract but knows it could be NCAA or bust now...
Tigers roll past Missouri Southern 87-61 (11/09/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Thomas Gardner had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Marshall Brown added 19 points and nine rebounds Tuesday as Missouri beat Division II Missouri Southern 87-61. The Tigers finished exhibition play 2-0 and will begin the regular season Monday against Sam Houston State in the Preseason NIT...
MU needs one more win to be bowl eligible (11/09/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It has been three weeks and the Missouri Tigers still aren't bowl eligible. After winning three straight Big 12 Conference games in October, capped by the Tigers' convincing 41-24 win against Nebraska, Missouri was a win away from earning a potential postseason bid...
Panthers ignore looming showdown (11/09/05)
With an Ohio Valley Conference showdown at Jacksonville State looming on the final date of the regular season, it might be easy to think that Eastern Illinois is looking ahead. But Panthers coach Bob Spoo, whose squad continues to lead the OVC with a perfect league record, said the Nov. 19 matchup against the two-time defending conference champions hasn't even crossed his mind yet -- and he expects his players to respond the same way...
Proposed penalties change to gain support in Senate (11/09/05)
WASHINGTON -- Athletes who test positive for performance-enhancing drugs would be banned for a half-season instead of two years for a first offense under changes made Tuesday to gain support for steroid legislation in the Senate. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., and John McCain, R-Ariz., calls for a one-season ban for a second steroid offense and a lifetime ban for a third. It would apply to Major League Baseball, the NFL, NBA, NHL and baseball's minor leagues...
Relief pitcher Urbina to be charged with attempted murder in Venezuela (11/09/05)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Ugueth Urbina was arrested and held Tuesday pending a formal charge of attempted murder. Last month, Urbina and a group of men allegedly attacked five workers with machetes and poured gasoline on them in an attempt to set them on fire. All five were injured, some of them with cuts and one with burns on the back and right arm, police said...
St. Joseph to receive minor league team (11/09/05)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball has confirmed that the final member in the newly formed minor league will be located in this northwest Missouri community. League president Dan Moushon said Monday that St. Joseph will play in the North Division of the 10-team league, along with former Northern League members from St. Paul, Minn.; Lincoln, Neb.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Sioux City, Iowa...
Owens voices remorse after Eagles' actions (11/09/05)
MOORESTOWN, N.J. -- A contrite Terrell Owens, hoping to overturn his dismissal from the Philadelphia Eagles, on Tuesday apologized to coach Andy Reid, quarterback Donovan McNabb, the team's owner and president, and fans. "I fight for what I think is right. In doing so, I alienated a lot of my fans and my teammates," Owens said, reading a statement outside his house...
Duke duo leads AP All-America team (11/09/05)
Duke tops the preseason All-America team, too. Senior teammates J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams of the No. 1 Blue Devils were the leading vote-getters Tuesday on The Associated Press' preseason All-America team. It is the fifth time since the AP started the preseason team in 1986-87 that teammates were chosen by the national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25...
Angels' Colon runs away with AL Cy Young Award (11/09/05)
NEW YORK -- Bartolo Colon won the American League Cy Young Award on Tuesday in a surprisingly one-sided vote, becoming the first Angels pitcher in 41 years to take home the honor. Colon, who led the league with 21 wins, was listed first on 17 ballots and second on the other 11 for 118 points in voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He was the only pitcher named on every ballot, easily beating out New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera, who received 68 points...
Living under a Tuscan sunrise (11/09/05)
This Mediterranean design, plan L-2176-MC by the Homestore Plans and Publications Designers' Network, has sunny living spaces both inside and out. The floor plan covers 2,176 square feet of living space. Double doors open to a huge covered loggia. French doors beyond escort you into the tiled foyer. Windows along the left wall overlook an arbor...
Chestnuts add perfect flavor to holiday cooking (11/09/05)
The walnut, pecan and chestnut trees are loaded this year. With that, I have had several inquiries about how to prepare and use chestnuts in recipes. Chestnuts look strange as they grow in a spiny burr on the chestnut tree. When the burr opens or splits and releases the nut inside, they are usually ready to be prepared for use...
Evangeline Brooks (11/09/05)
Evangeline Brooks, 91, of Michie, Tenn., died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, in Southaven, Miss. She was born Jan. 9, 1914, in McNairy County, Tenn., daughter of James and Nancy Allene Maxedon Burress. She married Aulton B. Brooks, who preceded her in death May 5, 1985...
Agnes Collier (11/09/05)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Agnes Noland Collier, 87, of Charleston died at 10:40 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at Charleston Manor. She was born March 27, 1918, in Charleston, daughter of Garland and Mable Drane Noland. She had lived in Charleston her entire life, where as a member of First Baptist Church she sang in the junior choir directed by her mother, and for over 50 years sang in the adult choir. She was co-owner and operator of Charleston Flower Shop until her retirement in 1983...
August Otte (11/09/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- August "Ab" Otte, 75, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, entered into eternal rest at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at his home. He died after an eight-month illness with lung cancer. He was born June 15, 1930 in Perryville, Mo., the son of August John Otte and Emily Magdalene (Roth) Otte. ...
Births 11/9/05 (11/09/05)
DeBrock; Brewster; Cook
Cape/Jackson fire reports 11/9/05 (11/09/05)
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Cape/Jackson police reports 11/9/05 (11/09/05)
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Out of the past 11/9/05 (11/09/05)
25 years ago: Nov. 9, 1980 The "Who Shot J.R. Contest," based on the popular "Dallas" television series, kicks off in the pages of The Southeast Missourian; a correct solution to TV's most notorious crime could net five winners a share in $150 in prizes from sponsoring advertisers...
United We Read (11/09/05)
Beginning its fifth year, Cape Girardeau's United We Read program quickly has become an anticipated institution in the city. By choosing a book to read and scheduling discussions, Central High School librarian Julia Jorgensen assures community discourse that otherwise occurs only in the city's informal book clubs...
Smith family shares its concern (11/09/05)
To the editor: I've been hearing a lot about Greg Sparkman's character, what a good businessman he is and all the things he's done to help the community. This is good. But does anyone care to think anything but the worst about Scott Smith? Scott made a terrible mistake by getting involved with drugs, but he has paid for it with more than two years of his life in prison. ...
Tell FDA you oppose this pill (11/09/05)
To the editor: Planned Parenthood and Barr Laboratories are pressuring the FDA to approve the Plan B emergency contraception pill for over-the-counter sales to women over the age of 16 and by prescription to girls under 16. This is not contraception. ...
Speak Out 11/9/05 (11/09/05)
Lower gas prices; Make them work; Let them be kids; Stricter laws; Smart Moves funding; Keep our focus; Hollywood's ruin; Best band ever; Lots of fencing; No downtown benefit; Sharing a hobby; Lopsided fight; No comparison; More and more fences; Taxpayer will pay
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