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Stories from Saturday, September 15, 2001

Worshippers flock to Southeast Missouri churches seeking solace (09/15/01)
Speaking the words of Christ to the crowds on the Mount of Olives, Kristi Howard read the verses from Matthew 5: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted....
Weather hurts corn; beans, cotton doing better (09/15/01)
WASHINGTON -- Hot, dry weather in August damaged the nation's corn crop, dropping the estimated harvest to the lowest in four years, but the government is predicting bumper crops of soybeans, cotton and other commodities. Farmers will harvest 9.24 billion bushels of corn, down 7 percent from last year and the lowest production since 1997's 9.21 billion, the Agriculture Department said Friday in its monthly reports on U.S. ...
Group will ask city to help maintain historic houses (09/15/01)
The Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau wants the city to help it maintain the two historic buildings the association owns. At Monday's night's city council meeting, members of the association will ask the council to consider providing $15,000 annually to maintain the Glenn House and the Reynolds House in downtown Cape Girardeau...
Travel industry takes big financial blow (09/15/01)
Canceled reservations, complimentary hotel bills, refunded airplane tickets and grounded flights all are taking an expensive toll on a travel industry that doesn't expect any new revenue soon. Even beyond the unfathomable loss of life and property on the East Coast, the consequences of Tuesday's terrorist acts are having an effect here as well...
Friese family reunion to be held Sunday (09/15/01)
The Friese family reunion will be held Sunday at Cape Girardeau County Park North, shelter 3. The reunion will begin at noon with a basket dinner. Wilkerson reunion scheduled for Sunday The annual Wilkinson family reunion will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Jackson City Park shelter 3 in Jackson, Mo. Families should bring a basket lunch, which will begin at 12:15 p.m...
Steska to leave Cape schools when contract expires in June (09/15/01)
After two years in which he led successful campaigns for a bond issue and a hefty tax levy and is credited with turning around poor morale among the faculty and staff, Dr. Dan Steska told his staff Friday he will leave the district when his contract expires next June...
Local Muslims mourn loss, denounce terrorism (09/15/01)
Like other Americans all over the country, worshippers at the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau took a moment to pray silently for those who lost their lives Tuesday because of acts of terrorism in New York and Washington. Their question afterward: Why wouldn't they?...
Churches open for prayer service (09/15/01)
The following churches will be open in the coming week for people who wish to pray: St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 7-10 p.m. St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran, noon hour. Grace United Methodist Church, 7-10 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, Egypt Mills, Mo., 6-10 p.m...
Wen Ho Lee finishes plea bargain in security case (09/15/01)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Wen Ho Lee has completed terms of a plea agreement that was reached one year ago after a bungled government investigation into charges he mishandled top-secret information. Lee was set free a year ago Thursday with a judge's apologies in a case that stirred a nationwide debate about national security...
United Way lowers annual goal (09/15/01)
The mood was more reflective than celebratory Friday as the Area Wide United Way announced its 2001 fund-raising goal of $875,000 Friday. Originally scheduled for Sept. 11, the organization postponed the annual fund-raising kick-off after terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center in New York and made a deadly strike on the Pentagon...
Everyone has a favorite ride at the SEMO District Fair (09/15/01)
It starts out slow, rocking back and forth like a clock pendulum. Left, right, left, right. With each swing it gets higher and higher until it finally rests upside-down for a second or two before soaring around and around in a gigantic circle. As the rides went up last week on the midway it was, by far, the most visible ride, standing nearly three stories high. ...
Tragedy hits close to home (09/15/01)
Local volunteers going to East Coast Billie and Jim Probst of Doniphan, Mo., had only an hour between the time they were called to relief work with the American Red Cross to the time they reported to the Southeast Missouri chapter office in Cape Girardeau...
Governor talks of victory out of tragedy (09/15/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden sounded themes of strength, perseverance, faith and ultimate victory over terrorism Friday during a ceremony to pray for and remember the victims of Tuesday's attacks against America. "We tell those with minds as twisted as the carnage and rubble they have left behind: You can disrupt our lives, destroy our buildings, take our loved ones, but you will never win," Holden said. ...
Church offers way to cope with Tuesday's attack (09/15/01)
As rescue workers sift through the rubble in search of remains and answers to Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pittsburgh, people at area churches are sorting out answers to their own questions. How can such evil exist in the world? Why was innocent life taken? Who could have orchestrated such an event? How shall the church respond?...
AT&T told to hold off adding fee (09/15/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri regulators have voted to temporarily stop AT&T Corp. from adding a $1.95 fee to Missouri customers' long-distance bills. Missouri regulators Thursday voted to suspend the fee, which had been scheduled to start Saturday, for 30 days while it is evaluated...
Why did biblical God stop providing prophets to Israel? (09/15/01)
During the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana (New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), Jews contemplate their individual estate before God but also the spiritual heritage of their people. A turning point in the national saga occurred when the voices of Israel's biblical prophets were stilled. By traditional count, in biblical times God sent a series of 55 prophets -- 48 men and seven women -- who received divine revelation...
Rabbis innovative in approach to repentance (09/15/01)
To repent for their misdeeds each year, Jews pray and fast. Now, some will also watch the movie "Groundhog Day." The Bill Murray film, about a scoundrel forced to repeat the same day until he reforms, is among several modern tools rabbis are using to guide their congregations through the High Holy Days, which start Monday at sundown...
Police officer arrested for extortion (09/15/01)
The Associated Press CHICAGO -- A city police officer was arrested on Thursday for allegedly taking money from a man in exchange for protecting the man's life, the U.S. Attorney's office said. Patrol officer Mario Morales, 32, a five-year member of the force, was arrested on an extortion charge and suspended without pay, police department spokesman Pat Camden said...
Vicar installed at Hanover Church (09/15/01)
Matthew Cantu was installed recently as vicar at Hanover Lutheran Church. Cantu is a third-year seminary student at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He will spend 12 months with the Cape Girardeau congregation before returning for another year of school...
Legislature passes tax rebate legislation (09/15/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With little opposition, the state Legislature voted Friday to exempt Missourians' federal tax rebates from being taxed by the state. Gov. Bob Holden, who made the tax issue part of a special legislative session, had urged lawmakers to pass the one-time tax exemption...
Cardinal marks 50 years (09/15/01)
Even as the nation weeps in sorrow for the loss of lives and devastation after Tuesday's terrorist attacks, people can find comfort in the triumph of Jesus Christ on the cross, said a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church Friday. More than 250 people gathered in Old St. Vincent Church in downtown Cape Girardeau for a Mass Friday evening to mark the 50th anniversary of Cardinal William Wakefield Baum's ordination as a priest and 25 years as cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church...
Police, fire chiefs demoted (09/15/01)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- The city's police and fire chiefs have been demoted and replaced with veterans of each department. Police Chief J.W. Cowan has been replaced by Delbert Marion, who has worked for the Police Department for 23 years. Fire Chief Don Berry has been replaced by William Fennoy, a 29-year veteran of the Fire Department...
Teachers schedule strike for Monday (09/15/01)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. -- A federal mediator will meet with Granite City teachers and school administrators today to try to avert a strike. Granite City School District 9 canceled Monday's classes after the 435-teacher union voted earlier this week to authorize a strike...
Legislature passes prescription drug plan for seniors (09/15/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In resounding fashion, Missouri lawmakers gave final approval Friday to legislation creating an insurance-like prescription drug benefit for lower-income senior citizens. The nearly unanimous House and Senate votes sent the bill -- and a political victory -- to Gov. Bob Holden, who called the Legislature back into special session after it failed to agree on a prescription plan earlier this year...
Rare rhinoceros first birth in captivity in 112 years (09/15/01)
CINCINNATI -- For the first time 112 years, a Sumatran rhinoceros has been bred and born in captivity, and experts say that lifts their hopes that the species can be saved. Officials at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden hailed the birth of the healthy male calf Thursday as a historic event...
Regulators invoke emergency powers to smooth trading (09/15/01)
WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission used its emergency powers for the first time Friday to ease restrictions on companies buying back their own shares. The move is meant to smooth trading for the anticipated reopening of the stock markets Monday after an extraordinary four-day shutdown...
Industrial production falls; retail sales post modest gain (09/15/01)
WASHINGTON -- Industrial activity plunged in August, extending what is now the longest decline in factory output in three decades. The discouraging economic news intensified fears that the ailing economy -- shaken by the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history -- could tip into recession...
Gabrielle sloshes across Florida (09/15/01)
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Tropical Storm Gabrielle sloshed across Florida on Friday, knocking down trees and power lines, flooding roads and spinning off tornadoes on a course taking it into the Atlantic Ocean. As many as 570,000 homes and businesses in west-central Florida were left without electricity...
Second man gets rare artificial heart transplant (09/15/01)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Doctors followed up the success of the world's first self-contained artificial heart implant by putting the experimental device in a 70-year-old former tire dealer. The surgery was conducted Thursday at Jewish Hospital by the same doctors who first implanted the device in Robert Tools on July 2. That procedure, also performed at Jewish Hospital, was considered an overwhelming success as Tools, 59, continues to improve...
FBI arrests first suspect in attacks (09/15/01)
WASHINGTON -- Law-enforcement authorities made their first arrest Friday in the worldwide investigation of this week's terrorist attacks, apprehending a suspect in New York thought to have relevant information. The suspect was arrested as a material witness in the World Trade Center attack, New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, told a news conference there Friday night...
Madonna pledges money to help victims' families (09/15/01)
LOS ANGELES -- Madonna resumed her regular tour schedule at the Staples Center, offering a moment of silence for those killed and injured in the terrorist attacks and pledging the proceeds from the show to help victims' families. "It was really an awesome inspiration that she took time out" to honor the victims, one male fan told KNBC-TV of Thursday's show...
Osprey investigation finds three liable (09/15/01)
NORFOLK, Va. -- Three Marine officers accused of aiding a scheme to exaggerate the readiness of the troubled Osprey aircraft have been judged derelict in their duties, the Marines said Friday. Five others were cleared of charges. Two of the officers found liable received letters of reprimand while the other was not punished...
Bush calls up 50,000 reservists (09/15/01)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush toured the devastated site of the World Trade Center Friday, ground zero in the worst terrorist attack on American soil, and told an army of cheering search and rescue workers, "The people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon."...
Appeals court vacates Ruby Ridge ruling (09/15/01)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court Friday vacated its June decision that said an FBI sharpshooter may be tried for manslaughter when he killed Vicki Weaver during the Ruby Ridge standoff. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on June 5 rejected federal claims that Lon Horiuchi was immune from prosecution because he was acting in his official capacity when he killed Randy Weaver's wife. ...
State takes over California HMO (09/15/01)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Health officials took control of a doctor-owned HMO Friday, saying its financial situation was so grave it posed an imminent threat to its 111,000 patients. Tower Health had $600,000 in cash at the end of July and over $13 million in liabilities, said Daniel Zingale, director of California's Department of Managed Health Care...
Afghanistan residents fear U.S. retaliation (09/15/01)
JALALABAD, Afghanistan -- Agha Gul, a businessman familiar with this part of eastern Afghanistan, pointed to an arid outcropping over a thick stand of trees. "The Arabs are over there, hundreds of them," he said. "That's one of Osama's big camps."...
Letters, diaries recollect half century of nun's life (09/15/01)
NEW DELHI, India -- Mother Teresa sometimes felt rejected by God, helpless and tempted to abandon her work caring for the poor and dying, according to her letters and diaries published by an Indian theological journal. The documents -- describing a lifelong spiritual struggle that ranges from joy and yearning for God to doubts of his existence -- were collected by priests and nuns preparing a report for Pope John Paul II, who is considering her possible beatification...
Japan's mad cow probe finds errors (09/15/01)
TOKYO -- A nationwide probe for mad cow disease following the discovery of what could be Asia's first case revealed that the suspect animal was not destroyed as previously announced, but processed into meat and bone meal, a government spokesman said Friday...
Sympathy, anger over U.S. policies preached at mosques (09/15/01)
JERUSALEM -- The mosque preacher began by denouncing attacks against innocents, and every one of the listening worshippers knew he was speaking of the thousands who died in fiery terror strikes on the distant shores of America. To wantonly kill like this, he declared, was an abomination. A coward's cry...
Rams tumble to 0-3 (09/15/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Momentum-killing mistakes keep the Scott City Rams winless. East Prairie took advantage of numerous Scott City turnovers and penalties to pin a 35-14 loss on the Rams at Scott City Friday night. The Eagles (1-2) climbed out of the cellar of the SEMO Conference Southern Division, leaving the Rams (0-3) alone in last place...
Charleston rushes past C'ville (09/15/01)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Jordy Mixon rushed for 235 yards and two touchdowns as Charleston trounced Caruthersville 32-0 Friday night in SEMO Conference Central Division action. Mixon, who had 18 carries and scored on runs of 37 and 86 yards, led a Bluejay rushing attack that totaled 471 yards on 52 attempts...
Indians dominate Pirates, claim 42-0 road victory (09/15/01)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Jackson coach Carl Gross wanted to take it to the Perryville Pirates early Friday night. Ask and ye shall receive. The Indians (3-0) dominated from the opening kickoff, clobbering host Perryville (0-3) 42-0. Mario Whitney rushed for 184 yards on 11 carries -- and didn't play a down in the second half...
Tigers thwart Chicks 20-19 (09/15/01)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. -- A strong second half and a late defensive stop allowed Cape Girardeau Central to avoid an upset Friday night as the Tigers first rallied and then held on for a 20-19 victory over the host Blytheville (Ark.) Chickasaws. Central, which improved to 2-1, overcame a 13-6 halftime deficit and dropped the Chicks to 0-3...
Complaint says Dupay split winnings (09/15/01)
Former Florida basketball player Teddy Dupay shared in winnings his friend received from a bookmaker after Dupay gave the friend inside information about whether the Gators could cover point spreads, a sworn complaint alleges. Dupay, who was dismissed from the team last week, is listed as an uncharged co-defendant in a complaint filed against Kresten Lagerman, 23, a finance major who graduated from Florida last May...
Indians brace for talented Bears squad (09/15/01)
As impressive as last Saturday's 24-5 victory over Southern Illinois was, Southeast Missouri State University football coach Tim Billings has no doubt that kind of performance won't be good enough tonight when Southwest Missouri State visits Houck Stadium for an in-state battle...
SE among few I-AA schools to play today (09/15/01)
Southeast Missouri State University will be involved in one of a very select few NCAA Division I college football games across the nation today. According to The Associated Press, the Indians' 6 p.m. contest against Southwest Missouri State at Houck Stadium is one of just three Division I-AA games that were not either postponed or canceled today. All Division I-A games for the weekend were either postponed or canceled...
World sports pay respect to U.S. tragedy (09/15/01)
LONDON -- Auto racing in Germany and Italy paid tribute to the victims of terrorism on a day when one race was renamed and Formula One engines turned silent. From tennis to figure skating, from golf to soccer, international sports tried to sort out their calendars Friday following the attacks in the United States...
Baseball upgrades security for when games resume (09/15/01)
NEW YORK -- Coolers, backpacks and large bags will be prohibited at major league baseball parks when games resume Monday, part of the sport's stepped-up security following this week's terrorist attacks. After a series of meetings that lasted all day, baseball announced the new measures, which include a ban on parking within 100 feet of any stadium, inspection of items fans bring into ballparks, and an increase in uniformed law enforcement at all games...
Jordan to give bare fax on his return (09/15/01)
WASHINGTON -- Forget about a big news conference announcing Michael Jordan's return. Word is more likely to come via fax. Jordan is now in no rush to announce his decision on playing again in the NBA and plans for a major media appearance have been all but shelved in the aftermath of Tuesday's terrorist attacks...
Pilcher is OVC Runner of Week (09/15/01)
Southeast Missouri State University cross country standout Kaci Pilcher has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Runner of the Week. A sophomore, Pilcher has won the individual title in both of the Otahkians' meets so far this season. Blues buy team's AHL affiliate...
How much do I need to retire on? (09/15/01)
Part 1 of a 3-part article With retirement looming just around the corner for a large segment of the population, and with the nightly news full of cautions about how few people will have enough set aide, a question increasingly cropping up at dinner parties is: "How much do I need to retire on?"...
Business Today is online, linked with Southeast Missourian (09/15/01)
Editor's Note: Business Today recently interviewed Jon K. Rust, co-president of Rust Communications of Cape Girardeau and Media Lab director for the Southeast Missourian newspaper and Business Today magazine. BT: When did semissourian.com go online and how is it doing?...
Many benefits to new bypass procedure (09/15/01)
The past several years have seen some astounding developments in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. New technology in the operating room is reducing complications and risks, with a faster return to work and an active life. Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB), also known as Beating-Heart Bypass, is one such surgery that has helped thousands of open-heart patients in the nation. ...
Technology And Networking - Hubs, switches, routers and more (09/15/01)
By Jim Obert Business Today In the mid-1990s, Jason Eftink was running a window company in Chicago and his brother, Shawn Eftink, was working there for IBM. The two wanted to start a technology-based business and locate it in Southeast Missouri, where they had family and friends...
No new power plant in Reynolds County (09/15/01)
LESTERVILLE -- A division of energy company Ameren Corp. said Aug. 29 it has stopped efforts to build a power plant atop one of the state's highest peaks The announcement came a few hours after the state filed a motion with a federal agency to kill the venture...
Lake resort too busy to expand (09/15/01)
By Jim Obert Business Today GREENVILLE -- The owner of Holliday Landing, a resort/marina/campground south of Greenville where Route F meets the west-end water of Lake Wappapello, says he could expand his operation, but he doesn't have time. "We could build 10 to 15 more cabins, and we'd fill them if we built them, but we have all the business we need right now," said Joe Blattel, a native of Chaffee who bought the business in 1986...
Business licenses (09/15/01)
City of Cape Girardeau On the Spot Car Detailing; 3109 Themis Phat Cat; 731 Broadway Photography by Jeana; 1138 Oak Ridge Court Quality Tire Co.; 1989 Longview Rose Bed Inn; 611 S. Sprigg Trade Secret; 3049 William Basic Fuel; 2551 Bloomfield The Book Bug; 821 Broadway...
Polytechnic building puts luster on industrial technology (09/15/01)
By Jim Obert Business Today Southeast Missouri State University's new $8.8 million Otto and Della Seabaugh Polytechnic Building recently opened in time for fall classes. And wide windows are everywhere -- in traipsing hallways and in second- and third-story classrooms and offices where they offer views of robotics and other industrial technology labs...
Epidural class not required at Saint Francis Medical Center (09/15/01)
Pain relief options, including epidurals, are a topic of discussion in Saint Francis Family BirthPlace class programming. However, mothers giving birth at the Family BirthPlace are not required to attend a separate epidural class in order to receive that option of pain relief during childbirth...
Burkart Foam plant to close (09/15/01)
Business Today CAIRO, ILL. -- Burkart Foam Inc. has announced the closing of its plant here effective about Oct. 1. Burkart Foam General Manager John Current said the closing centers around a substantially dwindling market, and financial problems posed by a recent lawsuit...
Business briefs (09/15/01)
Southeast Missouri Cape Girardeau Bella Italia has opened at 20 N. Spanish St. The owners are Jerri and John Wyman. Phil Ivers and Thomas Harold have combined their financial planning practices into the firm Pathfinder Financial Advisers LLC. The office is at 720 Forest Ave...
Negotiating a stock sale of your business (09/15/01)
When a company is sold, a buyer usually wants to buy the company's assets rather than the stock. The seller wants to sell stock, if possible. The most common advice given to buyers of closely held businesses is that purchasing a company's assets is better than buying its stock. Two main reasons:...
Cape Chamber to blitz downtown (09/15/01)
Business Today With almost 1,200 members, the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce wants to break the 1,300-member plateau by next May when the annual area-wide membership drive is held. In order to get a jump on that number, the Chamber will hold a "Downtown Blitz" on Friday, Oct. 12. The goal is to sign-up 20 new members...
Image conscience -- getting photos from the Web (09/15/01)
CNET.com Never before have so many photographs been so readily available to so many people at the same time. Thanks to Internet-based stock-photo agencies and photo-sharing Web sites, you can just as easily instantly download a digital copy of a gritty Diane Arbus print as you can a snapshot of your grandkids playing in the pool...
Kneibert Clinic expanding in Piedmont (09/15/01)
Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- Kneibert Clinic recently acquired a new physician, added a stress echocardiogram to check heart muscle contractions, and announced construction of a new clinic in Piedmont. In January the clinic changed to a new digital radiology program...
Mosler Co. closes in Farmington (09/15/01)
FARMINGTON -- The city has lost another manufacturer with the bankruptcy of Mosler Inc., which made bank safes and other security products. Mosler, of Hamilton, Ohio, filed for bankruptcy in early August after firing nearly all of its 1,800 workers...
Two area Union Planters branches sold (09/15/01)
Business Today Brokers hired by Union Planters Bank have announced two area branch banking facilities in Southeast Missouri have been sold. The properties are located in Perryville near Interstate 55, and in Benton at 52 W. Missouri St. Tom Kelsey, broker with Lorimont Place Ltd. in Cape Girardeau, working with the corporate services group of CB-Richard Ellis Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., were both involved in the marketing and recent sale of the Perryville and Benton properties...
Don't blame Bush for the Dem's government-surplus obsession (09/15/01)
Guest editorial By Lawrence Kudlow, CEO of Kudlow & Co., Washington, D.C. Washington politicians are shocked -- shocked -- that federal budget surpluses are dwindling as the national economic downturn lengthens. Democrats are pointing fingers at the White House. Nonsense. What Bush inherited from Clinton was a big economic turkey without any stuffing: the worst bear-market decline in two-and-a-half decades, and the first synchronous global slump since the mid 1970s...
Hardy, Ark., paper joins Rust chain (09/15/01)
Business Today The Cherokee Villager Journal, a weekly newspaper in Hardy, Ark., became a member of the Rust Communications chain on Aug. 31. The Villager Journal has more than 3,100 subscribers and is the legal newspaper in Sharp County, one of the fastest growing counties in Arkansas...
New casino boat at Metropolis (09/15/01)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- A 259-foot paddlewheel boat has plowed its way through the waters of three major rivers en route to a new destination in Southern Illinois. The North Star, constructed at Bender Shipyards in Mobile, Ala., has been operating as a gambling casino in North Kansas City since July 1994...
Area bank, businesses partner for discounts (09/15/01)
The First National Bank offers Family Club product By Jim Obert Business Today SIKESTON -- Generations Gold can save you money. Vacations become more affordable, grocery bills take a dip, prescriptions drugs are cheaper, telephone calls are discounted and banking services cost less...
Contract awarded for St. Francis River bridge (09/15/01)
Business Today KENNETT -- A contract has been awarded for replacement of the St. Francis River Bridge southwest of Cardwell. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded the contract to Robertson Inc., Bridge and Grading of Poplar Bluff, at its meeting in Sikeston on Aug. 10. The contract, for $12,393,009 is the lowest of three bids received by the Missouri Department of Transportation on July 20...
Big Springs Medical expanding services (09/15/01)
By Jim Obert Business Today ELLINGTON -- Big Springs Medical Association is one of 33 local health centers in 27 states and Puerto Rico to receive part of $14.6 million in grants recently awarded by Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson...
Tattoo for you, and body piercing too (09/15/01)
By Jim Obert Business Today The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian "tatu," which means "to mark something." It is probable that tattooing has existed since 12,000 years B.C. The purpose of tattooing has varied from culture to culture over the years...
Letter - Auto industry doesn't need new mandates (09/15/01)
To the editor: Due to this year's gas and energy crisis, our federal government is attempting to push upon American car manufacturers a federal mandate that would call for new gas-mileage regulations on trucks and SUVs. The new mileage regulations call for trucks and SUVs to increase their miles per gallon from 20 to 27...
Letter - Carpenters' union official supports cement plant (09/15/01)
To the editor: I recently had an opportunity to tour the Holnam Cement Plant at Lee Island in Ste. Genevieve County, not once, but twice. I was pleased to be able to take these two tours while "wearing two different hats." During my first tour, I wore the hat of a business representative of the Carpenters' District Council of Greater St. ...
Letter - Adios proposed power plant (09/15/01)
To the editor: The environmental wacko consulting firm of Holden, Nixon, the Sierra Club and the DNR strongly advised top officials of Ameren Corp. to scrap plans for building a new hydro-electric power plant near Lesterville. Ameren complied. Ed Stewart...
Prepare now for new 2010 tax on inherited property (09/15/01)
Taxpayers with sizable estates may be ecstatic that the new tax act repeals the federal estate tax, but many may not realize that repeal has a few complications that require some careful planning. First, full repeal doesn't actually occur until 2010. ...
Low budget marketing tips (09/15/01)
If you're like most small business owners, you don't have a big bucks to spend on advertising and public relations. So how can you can create demand for your product, separate yourself from your competition, gain professional stature and develop new business, all at little or no cost? Sounds impossible? Well, here's some suggestions that you can improve your business without straining your budget...
Bienvenidos to El Acapulco (09/15/01)
We can all look forward with great anticipation to the grand opening of another new restaurant in Cape Girardeau. No one likes to see a building stand empty in our town, least of all me. Thanks to the cooperation of all parties, the former El Chico's building at 202 Mt. Auburn Road was scarcely vacant two weeks...
New sound to City of Roses Music Festival (09/15/01)
By Jim Obert Business Today When the City of Roses Music Festival kicks-off downtown later this month, name-brand musicians will entertain with the Mississippi River as a backdrop. For the first time, mellifluous music will emanate from Riverfront Park -- inside the floodwall. Headliner musicians will play on a stage near the edge of the river or on a barge...
September bankruptcies (09/15/01)
Bankruptcies filed through Sept. 10 for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeastern Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscott, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
People news (09/15/01)
Southeast Missouri Bob Schwent has been named president of the Fredericktown branch of First State Community Bank. Erik Sean has been named director of sports operations for the Zimmer Radio Group in Cape Girardeau. Brenda Bono has been named branch manager of the Jackson facility of First National Bank...
Southeast Missouri recognitions (09/15/01)
Elizabeth Heisserer, an attorney with the Cape Girardeau firm of Wilson and Heisserer, L.C., recently attended a Missouri Bar training session at the Lake of the Ozarks. Heisserer will be serving as a volunteer facilitator in the Missouri Bar's Complaint Resolution program. ...
Stoddard County tax liens (09/15/01)
Stoddard County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Kay Asbell, recorder of deeds, during the month of August are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue except as indicated by IRS designation. For information concerning the dollar amount of the liens, contact the recorder's office at 568-3444.Tax Liens Against:...
Cape Girardeau County tax liens (09/15/01)
Cape Girardeau County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Janet Robert, Cape Girardeau County recorder of deeds, during the month of August are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue except as indicated by IRS designation. For information concerning the dollar amount of the liens, contact the recorder's office at 243-8123....
Scott County tax liens (09/15/01)
Scott County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Tom Dirnberger, Scott County recorder of deeds, during the month of August are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue except as indicated by IRS designation. For information concerning the dollar amount of the liens, contact the recorder's office at 545-3551....
Paul Arnold (09/15/01)
MCGEE, Mo. -- Paul Arnold, 67, of McGee, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at his home. He was born June 21, 1934, at Perkins, Mo., son of Athel Paul and Annabelle Arnold. He and Shirley Storey were married July 19, 1958, at Perkins. Arnold served 20 years in the Air Force, retiring as a staff sergeant...
Oliver Wunderlich (09/15/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Oliver P. Wunderlich, 68, of Jackson, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Services in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 11, 1933, at New Wells, Mo., son of Herbert and Esther Mangles Wunderlich. He and Frances Ettleman were married Sept. 20, 1975, in Council Bluffs, Iowa...
Mary Stevens (09/15/01)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Funeral for Mary M. Stevens of Cairo will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. Dr. Larry L. Potts will officiate. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Cemetery at Mounds, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. today...
Frederick Ferguson (09/15/01)
Funeral for Frederick F. Ferguson of Pueblo West, Colo., will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Pueblo. The Rev. Jean Schwien will officiate. Burial will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens at Pueblo. Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home in Pueblo is in charge of arrangements...
Caleb Burton (09/15/01)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Caleb Ray Burton, 3 months, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born June 16, 2001, to Jason Ray and Jennifer Janice Graham Burton of Morehouse. He also is survived by his paternal grandparents, Paula and Jerry Appleton of Morehouse; paternal great-grandfather, Wilford "Jack" Hadder of Sikeston; paternal great-grandparents, Daniel and Hazel Burton of Morehouse; maternal grandparents, Dora Albert Graham of Sikeston; step great-grandparents, Dale and Della Graham of Morehouse and Roland and Peggy Appleton of Sikeston.. ...
Norse Brown (09/15/01)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Norse Brown, 74, of Ullin, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Chula Vista, Calif. Crain Funeral Home in Ullin is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Abercrombie (09/15/01)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Mildred Abercrombie, 78, of Tamms, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
Virginia Healy (09/15/01)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Virginia Dare Healy, 84, of Matthews, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. She was born April 19, 1917, in Grafton, W.V., the daughter of William D. and Estella Kyer Webb. She married Alfred Albert Healy in 1941. He preceded her in death on July 27, 1982...
Raleigh Hitt Jr. (09/15/01)
ARBOR, Mo. -- Raleigh A. Hitt Jr., 87, of Arbor, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at his home. He was born Nov. 15, 1913, at Arbor, son of Raleigh and Mary Kidd Hitt Sr. He and Virginia Heuring were married Sept. 26, 1945. She died Sept. 27, 1988. Hitt owned and operated Arbor Vault Co. 30 years...
Births 09/15/01 (09/15/01)
Herbst Son to David and Leslie Herbst of Chaffee, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, noon Friday, Sept. 7, 2001. Name, Tanner David. Weight, 7 pounds 13 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Herbst is the daughter of Phil and Stephanie Driskill of Columbia, Mo. She is employed by U.S. Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. Herbst is the son of Phyllis Herbst of Jackson, Mo., and Mike Herbst of Olathe, Kan. He is employed at Tierney Farms Inc...
Sheriff 09/15/01 (09/15/01)
Cape Girardeau County Saturday, Sept. 15 DWIRuss D. O'Neal, 38, Doniphan, was arrested Monday for driving while intoxicated. William F. Linder, AKA William Berry, 30, Jackson, was arrested Thursday for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsJill E. Edmundson, 27, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Sept. 7 on traffic violations...
Fire 09/15/01 (09/15/01)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, Sept. 14 On Thursday, firefighters responded to the following calls:At 3:31 p.m., a citizen assist at 701 North Street. At 6:40 p.m., an illegal burn at 2000 Yorktown. At 8:43 p.m., a still alarm at 1330 Bertling. At 10:06 p.m., an alarm sounding at 1000 Towers...
Police 09/15/01 (09/15/01)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, Sept. 15 DWIKandra Elaine Baker, 19, of Jackson, was arrested for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsPeppie Kassel, 43, 118 N. Pacific, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for passing bad checks. David T. Sprague, 18, of Illinois, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for parole violation...