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Military digest 4/15/02 (04/15/02)
Marine Corps League to meet, elect officers Election of officers for the 2002-2003 year will be held when the local detachment of the Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. The group will meet at the VFW Hall, 1049 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau. Members and former Marines are encouraged to attend...
Community Briefs 4/15 (04/15/02)
Sons of Union Veterans of Civil War to meet The Bootheel-area chapter of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Richard J. Oglesby Camp 61, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, 112 E. Washington, Jackson, Mo...
Disease threatens Southern Illinois horseradish crop (04/15/02)
ROXANA, Ill. -- Regulars at Rusty's restaurant near this town outside St. Louis have a saying: Take a helping of horseradish sauce "even if you don't eat it." "We have so many growers around here," owner Dale Werner says. The pungent root that adds a kick to roast beef and is a staple at Passover Seders grows in bigger quantities in the shadow of the St. Louis Arch than anywhere else in North America...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (04/15/02)
7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15 City Hall Action Items Power and Light Committee Consider motion to cancel the regular council meeting of Monday, May 20, and schedule a regular meeting for Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. Consider a motion to reschedule a special meeting for Thursday, April 25, at noon to consider a bill proposing an ordinance authorizing the issuance of Combined Waterworks and Sewerage System Revenue Bonds (State Revolving Fund Program) Series 2002, of the city of Jackson...
One killed, two hurt in accidents (04/15/02)
One man was fatally injured and two others hurt in separate accidents over the weekend on Southeast Missouri roads. John Richie, 19, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., was killed late Friday when his vehicle slid out of control and hit a tree broadside. A passenger, Brandon L. Johnson, 17, also of Poplar Bluff received serious injuries from the accident. He was taken by ambulance to Three Rivers North Campus...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (04/15/02)
Monday, April 15 City Hall, 401 Independence Study session at 5 p.m. Public Hearings A public hearing regarding the city's submission of an application to the state for the 2002 Community Development Block Grant Program for funding for the Good Hope-Bloomfield Neighborhood Restoration Project. ...
Humane Society volunteer loves all kinds of animals (04/15/02)
Jennifer Kiefer loves animals -- all kinds. She remembers working with giant cockroaches at the St. Louis Science Center and snakes at Trail of Tears State Park near Cape Girardeau. "We had a couple of large bull snakes and a smaller snake at Trail of Tears," said Kiefer, a Southeast Missouri State University graduate in anthropology and archaeology. "My job there was to talk about the snakes with visitors at the interpretive center."...
Adopt-a-Highway volunteers help keep roads free of litter (04/15/02)
On almost any weekend and on almost any of the nation's highways you'll see them -- dedicated volunteers who wage a battle against cans, bottles and other trash tossed out of vehicles by careless travelers. Spring is here -- and so is the official start of "litter" season, the call to action for thousands of Adopt-a-Highway volunteers...
Illinois' top environmental educator has ties to Cape area (04/15/02)
Sarah Livesay, environmental education coordinator for the Champaign County Forest Preserve District in Illinois, has been named Environmental Educator of the Year. She received the award from the Environmental Education Association of Illinois "for innovative and exemplary efforts in providing environment education opportunities for youth and educators."...
Cows pampered with water beds (04/15/02)
Associated Press/Don Ryan Dairy farmer Arie Jongeneel stood behind one of his milking cows resting on a cow waterbed at his dairy farm near Mount Angel, Ore. Jongeneel began experimenting with 15 of the specially made waterbeds in January and says he is ordering 80 more for his 1,600 cows.By Joseph B. Frazier ~ The Associated Press...
SEMO ready to move on parking garages (04/15/02)
Southeast Missouri State University is moving ahead with plans to build two parking garages after clearing up concerns about deed restrictions on one of the sites. But during construction, campus parking will be even worse than it is now, students say...
Southeast mulls fee hikes (04/15/02)
Students at Southeast Missouri State University could see higher tuition and higher parking fines next year. Staff writer Mark Bliss explains how high and whether students are willing to pay in Tuesday's Southeast Missourian and on semissourian.com
Late tax filers pack Cape post office (04/15/02)
Local postal officials expected 20,000 to 30,000 tax returns to be mailed today, along with millions nationwide. As a result, the post office in downtown Cape Girardeau was filled with procrastinators and those who wanted to hang on to their money as long as possible. Business writer Scott Moyers answers why people wait and what price they pay in Tuesday's Southeast Missourians and on semissourian.com...
Group raising money to repair historic Cape Girardeau home (04/15/02)
Completed in 1883, eventually restored to the way it was in 1900, and now a museum, the Glenn House's architecture and furnishings tell a story of how life was lived at the turn of the century. There's an ice box, a party-line telephone and turn-of-the-century toys...
Parents struggle to regain daughter's trust after rape (04/15/02)
She's almost 6 now. She panics around strange men, is wary of strangers in general and has started calling her father by his first name, rather than "Daddy." Kevin and Hope Evans sat through the trial last week for Samuel Farrow Jr., the man who kidnapped and sexually molested their daughter in November 2000. For the first time, they heard a tape of their daughter talking to a nurse and a female deputy describing a rape with the limited vocabulary of a 4-year-old...
Satellites used to detail crop damage (04/15/02)
DEKALB, Ill. -- Satellite photography, best known for monitoring the weather or reconnaissance by the military, is finding a niche in the agricultural sector. Researchers at Northern Illinois University have used data from a National Aeronautics and Space Administration satellite orbiting more than 400 miles above the earth to estimate the cost of crop damage from two hail and wind storms that hit west-central Illinois in the summer of 1999...
Jackson drivers protesting road plan (04/15/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The Jackson Board of Aldermen expected to pack its chambers Monday night with residents objecting to a plan for Highway 34/72. Business owners and residents along the stretch say the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department's plan will cause lost commerce and a lot of hassle. Sam Blackwell will have the whole story in Tuesday's Southeast Missourian and on semissourian.com...
Six months later, no complaints on revised livestock law (04/15/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Some livestock farmers were in an uproar last year when a state price discrimination law took effect with an unexpected consequence. Meat packers, fearful of discrimination lawsuits, stopped paying cash based on the weight of cattle and hogs and shifted to a quality-of-meat rate that often remained constant even if market prices rose...
Iowa man killed in Cass County traffic accident (04/15/02)
HARRISONVILLE, Mo. -- An Iowa man was killed Sunday in a traffic accident in Cass County in western Missouri, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. The patrol identified the victim as Carl Nash, 79, of Atlantic, Iowa. The accident happened about 2 p.m. on Missouri 7 a few miles southeast of Harrisonville when Nash's car pulled into the path of another vehicle, the patrol said...
Man selling object he says is piece of UFO (04/15/02)
REEDS SPRING, Mo. -- Bob White's telephone hasn't stopped ringing since he placed a four-line ad in a Southwest Missouri newspaper offering to sell what he is convinced is a piece of a flying saucer for $10 million. Most of the callers are just curious or simply poking fun at the listing under "Antiques & Collectibles" in the Springfield News-Leader...
Some oppose students' plan to help free Sudanese slaves (04/15/02)
LIBERTY, Mo. -- Students at William Jewell College only wanted to help. But now they have found themselves in the middle of an international debate about atrocities in Africa. For their final class project, 12 students in the Pryor Leadership Studies program organized the Freedom 5K run-walk April 21 to raise money to fight slavery in Sudan...
Term-limited lawmakers plan travel at public expense (04/15/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Five state lawmakers being forced out by term limits plan to travel to a summer conference designed to make them better legislators -- even though their work in the Legislature will be done. At this summer's meeting of National Conference of State Legislatures in Denver, lawmakers from across the country are to discuss issues such as budgets, technology, health care and education...
Lindbergh grandson to duplicate historic flight (04/15/02)
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- Pushed by strong tail winds, the grandson of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh touched down Sunday in this St. Louis suburb in the first leg of a bid to duplicate his grandfather's historic 1927 solo crossing of the Atlantic. About two hours ahead of schedule, Erik Lindbergh, 36, arrived here shortly before 7 p.m. in the New Spirit of St. Louis, a state-of-the-art Lancair Columbia 300...
Finding homes - Illinois woman rescues unwanted Great Danes (04/15/02)
COAL CITY, Ill. -- Bobbi Gubelman-Rogers has a great love of animals, especially large ones. Gubelman-Rogers, who lives at Deevil's Brae Farm here, owns four giant Clydesdale horses, three Great Danes and an assortment of other creatures. It's the large Great Danes that are her passion. Gubelman-Rogers not only loves the breed, she operates an organization that seeks to find new homes for Great Danes who are no longer wanted. She calls it the Great Dane Rescue...
Five people killed (04/15/02)
DEERFIELD, Mo. -- Five people were killed in a traffic accident in Southwest Missouri Sunday, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. The patrol was still investigating Sunday evening. Radio operator Michael Markley said three adults and two children were killed in the accident at about 2:30 p.m. about a mile west of Deerfield...
Opponents of Highway 34/72 plan collecting signatures (04/15/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- At tonight's Board of Aldermen meeting, opponents of the Missouri Department of Transportation plan to widen Highway 34/72 hope to make a statement that is heard in Jefferson City. Jackson Alderman Joe Bob Baker and 30 property owners have been collecting signatures on a petition opposing the four-lane limited access highway. Copies of the petition also were placed at some businesses that will be affected by the project...
DNR studies effects of bankruptcy by Doe Run (04/15/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri taxpayers could be forced to pay cleanup costs in Herculaneum if the financially troubled company that runs the nation's largest lead smelter files for bankruptcy, the state's chief environmentalist told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
Retired Supreme Court Justice Byron White dies of pneumonia (04/15/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Retired Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White, a football hero whose reputation for clear-headed legal thinking and a hardheaded personality was honed through three decades on the nation's highest court, died Monday. He was 84...
Troops will leave West Bank cities except Ramallah, Bethlehem (04/15/02)
Associated Press WriterJERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Monday that troops will be out of all West Bank cities except Ramallah and Bethlehem within a week. "Altogether, we are on our way out," Sharon said in an interview with CNN. Israel, he said, has no intention to stay in "cities of terror."...
Powell tries to stop Hezbollah guerrilla attacks on Israel (04/15/02)
AP Diplomatic WriterDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell took soundings in Syria and Lebanon Monday on a proposed Mideast peace conference and warned leaders of the two nations that guerrilla attacks on Israel could spill over into a wider conflict...
IMF, World Bank facing critics from inside and outside (04/15/02)
WASHINGTON -- If a worldwide economic slowdown and Argentina's default were not enough to worry about, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are enduring name-calling and fingerpointing -- even from the finance ministers who set the institutions' policy...
Pope summons American cardinals to talk about sex scandal (04/15/02)
Associated Press WriterROME (AP) -- Pope John Paul II has summoned American cardinals to the Vatican for an extraordinary meeting to talk about sex scandals in the U.S. church. The meeting will probably take place next week, the Vatican said Monday, without providing any additional details...
Tax resisters object to paying in 'public act of conscience' (04/15/02)
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Tax day is here, and Susan Quinlan hasn't filed her form 1040 yet. She doesn't plan to. As an anti-war activist, she objects to paying taxes that fund the nation's defense budget. Most of the 10,000 or so conscientious tax resisters nationwide send letters to the Internal Revenue Service each year explaining that they are withholding their cash and putting the money into an interest-earning fund. ...
Slain sheriff 'lived and breathed' law enforcement (04/15/02)
SOMERSET, Ky. -- A rural sheriff who had just given a campaign speech at a political rally and fish fry was killed by a sniper, and a suspect then fled on a motorcycle belonging to one of the victim's election opponents. The motorcyclist was charged in the slaying Sunday. Authorities said they were investigating whether he knew the owner of the vehicle, although they said the latter was not a suspect...
Gov. Ryan's panel says abolishing death penalty not the answer (04/15/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Two years after Illinois Gov. George Ryan halted executions, saying he couldn't trust the state's criminal justice system, a panel he named to examine the process is ready to recommend changes aimed at keeping innocent people off death row...
Journalist receives probation for impersonating officials (04/15/02)
CLEVELAND -- A journalist was sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to impersonating federal officials to obtain documents in an economic espionage case. Avi Lidgi, 27, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court on charges that he falsely identified himself to get documents in a case against two Japanese scientists accused of stealing research material on Alzheimer's disease from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. ...
Lawyers say 450 new clients have come forward in abuse case (04/15/02)
BOSTON -- Attorneys for people who allege they were sexually abused by Boston-area priests said more than 450 more alleged victims have come forward since the scandal broke in January. "Some of them realize for the first time that they're not an isolated incident," said Mitchell Garabedian, who settled with the Boston Archdiocese last month on behalf of 86 people who accused former priest John Geoghan of abusing them...
Colombian presidential candidate survives bomb blast (04/15/02)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia's leading presidential candidate was unharmed Sunday after a bomb exploded near his motorcade in an apparent assassination attempt, killing three bystanders and injuring 15 others. Alvaro Uribe, a hard-liner running on pledges to crack down on leftist guerrillas, was traveling through the Caribbean coastal city of Barranquilla when a bomb placed under a bridge exploded just after his caravan and a passenger bus crossed over...
Documents detail battle plans (04/15/02)
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's military has declassified documents about the island's secret plans to retake the Chinese mainland in the 1950s -- including a plan to fire nuclear artillery shells at a Chinese port -- a newspaper reported Sunday. Hoping the U.S. ...
Arafat says Israel must leave West Bank before violence ends (04/15/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat rebuffed Secretary of State Colin Powell's demand Sunday for a halt to violence, saying Israel first must withdraw its troops from the West Bank. Powell, shuttling back to Israel for a meeting in Tel Aviv, then pressed Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for a complete pullback, a U.S. official said...
Court says army must hand over Palestinian bodies (04/15/02)
The Associated PressJENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank -- Israel's Supreme Court told the army Sunday that it must give the Palestinians the bodies of those killed in Jenin's refugee camp, a move that could help clear up the escalating dispute over how many Palestinians died in the fierce fighting...
American-led troops attacked while on patrol (04/15/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- After weeks of no reported combat with al-Qaida or Taliban fighters, American-led forces clashed with "terrorists" and several of them were believed killed, the U.S. command said Sunday. Rockets were also fired at a U.S.-controlled airstrip in southeastern Afghanistan, stark reminders that this country's struggle to overcome 23 years of war is far from over...
Israeli casualties come from most every corner of society (04/15/02)
JERUSALEM -- As a teen-ager Clara Rosenberger was one of few members of her family to survive Auschwitz. Now, nearly six decades later, a Palestinian suicide bombing has left her paralyzed from the waist down. "Once was enough. I never thought it would happen again," Rosenberger, 72, said from her hospital bed. "It happened."...
Russian defense worker charges CIA drugged, recruited him (04/15/02)
MOSCOW -- A Russian government defense employee at the center of the latest spy scandal with the United States was drugged and recruited by the CIA while seeking information about long-lost relatives, he said on state-run television Sunday. The employee, identified only as Viktor, told RTR television he was trying to fulfill his dying father's wish to contact relatives who fled to the United States decades earlier and wrote a letter back. ...
Chavez back in power after overthrow by Venezuelan military (04/15/02)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Triumphant yet chastened, President Hugo Chavez returned to office on the wings of a popular uprising two days after he was ousted and arrested by Venezuela's military, saying he has reflected on his mistakes and was prepared to "make corrections."...
Indians finish off sweep (04/15/02)
Tim Alvarez came to Southeast Missouri State University expecting to be a key player. He has turned out to be, but certainly not in the way he originally anticipated. Alvarez, a converted first baseman, recorded his third straight strong pitching performance Sunday to help the Indians rout Tennessee-Martin 12-2...
Tigers blow lead, remain winless (04/15/02)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Even with a two-run lead in the eighth inning, the Detroit Tigers still couldn't win. Pinch-hitter David Ortiz broke an 0-for-16 slump with a tiebreaking bases-loaded triple in an eight-run eighth inning, and the winless Tigers lost their 11th straight game, 13-7 Sunday to the Minnesota Twins...
Resurgent Blues finish strong (04/15/02)
DETROIT -- The St. Louis Blues had one of the strongest finishes in the NHL, while the Detroit Red Wings had one of the worst. Both teams, however, know that none of that matters once the playoffs start this week. Pavol Demitra was one of five St. Louis players to score as the Blues beat Detroit 5-3 Sunday...
Kenya's Rodgers Rop wins 106th Boston Marathon (04/15/02)
AP Sports WriterBOSTON (AP) -- Rodgers Rop led a Kenyan sweep of the first four spots in the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 2 seconds. Christopher Cheboiboch, who kept pace with Rop until turning at Cleveland Circle for the long straightaway leading into Boston, finished about 20 yards behind him...
Labonte wins Virginia 500 (04/15/02)
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Bobby Labonte isn't one for the bumping and banging that characterize short-track racing. So when the Pontiac driver found himself in prime position Sunday, he just had to drive. On a day when Kevin Harvick wasn't allowed to race, the Virginia 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race still featured plenty of banging, and one near gift from Tony Stewart that Labonte turned into his 19th victory...
Mets win; Bonds leaves game (04/15/02)
NEW YORK -- Roberto Alomar, borrowing a bat from Mike Piazza, homered twice, drove in four runs and singled to set up Piazza's go-ahead single in the sixth inning as the New York Mets beat the Montreal Expos 6-4 Sunday for their fourth victory in five games...
Tiger tames tougher Augusta (04/15/02)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Tiger Woods proved far more daunting than a toughened up, redesigned Augusta National. Woods swiftly took the lead at the Masters on Sunday and the world's best golfers swiftly turned to mush. Despite all the changes to the venerable course, the ending was all too familiar...
Houston holds off St. Louis (04/15/02)
ST. LOUIS -- In a game that went down to the wire, the Houston Astros avoided getting swept by their chief rival in the NL Central. Shane Reynolds allowed one earned run in 5 1-3 innings as the Houston Astros built a four-run, fifth-inning cushion and held on for a 5-4 victory Sunday...
Woods aces another final day (04/15/02)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Some see the red shirt and melt before the first shot is struck. Others last until an early barrage of birdies makes them start gambling like tourists waiting on a flight home from Las Vegas. One even snapped at his heels like a terrier for all 18 holes of regulation, only to find out in a playoff what all the rest of Tiger Woods' victims already knew: The longer the golf goes, the tougher he gets...
Sports digest 4/15/02 (04/15/02)
AREA SOUTHEAST SOFTBALL TEAM LOSES 7-0 TO TENN. TECH Southeast Missouri State University's softball team was shut out 7-0 by visiting Tennessee Tech Sunday. The Otahkians fell to 8-21 overall and 5-9 in Ohio Valley Conference play. Tech is 25-19 and 8-3...
Despite TV image, patients want docs to be well-dressed (04/15/02)
CHICAGO -- Despite the casual appearance of their TV counterparts, doctors who want to be hip to patients should dress formally and shun blue jeans, sandals and clogs, a study suggests. Name badges, white coats and dress shoes are preferable for both male and female doctors, patients said in the study...
What is the culture of your company? (04/15/02)
The other day a friend remarked to me about how lucky I am to work for Dale Carnegie Training. Our organization recently suffered a great loss. Our president, Carol Sealey, was killed in an auto accident five weeks ago. My friend marveled at how everyone in our company is committed to carrying on not only what was her mission, but ours...
Trailer cop decides just how racy movie marketers can be (04/15/02)
LOS ANGELES -- If you want to get a racy movie trailer into theaters, first you have to talk to the Hand -- Bethlyn Hand. While most people know that the Motion Picture Association of America rates movies for violent or sexual content, few know about Hand, who with her small staff reviews every piece of marketing material, including trailers and newspaper ads, for suitability...
Teasing moviegoers - Sometimes the trailer says too much (04/15/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Should moviegoers be teased or spoiled? That's the question facing studio marketers who decide how much to reveal in trailers. Some fans complain that commercials, like one for the new thriller "Changing Lanes," give away too many plot twists and amount to condensed versions of the films they promote...
Libla adds service center for International trucks (04/15/02)
Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- The L.C.I. Service Center is the latest addition to Libla Communications. It opened in March in the Libla building on Highway 67 North. "We're now authorized to do warranty work on Internationals," said Matt Winters, human resource manager. "We specialize in the semis and trailers and heavy construction equipment."...
MFA Inc. purchases LeGrand Fertilizer (04/15/02)
Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- The board of directors of MFA Inc. has approved the purchase of LeGrand Fertilizer. LeGrand will become part of the operation of Morris Farm Center, which is headquartered in Piggott, Ark. The purchase of LeGrand includes all equipment and physical facilities that were located at its Harvell location...
Firstar signs being replaced (04/15/02)
Business Today New red, white and blue U.S. Bank signs have replaced the green Firstar Bank signs at 74 Firstar branches in Southeast Missouri. The new signs at Bloomfield, Essex, Poplar Bluff, Doniphan, Sikeston, Cape Girardeau, Willow Springs, Neelyville, Marble Hill and Jackson were in place by March 20...
Bogus business ideas -- popular ideas that raise havoc (04/15/02)
By John R. Graham If it sounds new, exciting, and intriguing, we want to believe it. We also assume it's true. While there may be exceptions to every rule, there aren't many in this case. Several examples tell the story. We've all heard the term "customers for life." Even though the idea flies in the face of the reality, there are those who cling to it uncritically, believing that in some miraculous way they can hang on to customers forever. ...
Internet provider adds Dexter to network (04/15/02)
Business Today Brick Network, a St. Louis-based provider of Internet services, has begun offering high-speed Internet services to consumers and businesses in Dexter. Dan O'Sullivan, president of Brick Network, said Dexter provides a viable market for the company as Brick continues its expansion in Southeast Missouri...
Will you be shocked by the cost of retirement? (04/15/02)
By Michael Parker Will you spend less, the same or more in retirement? That's a good question for anyone trying to figure out how much to save for retirement, and certainly a crucial question for anyone entering retirement. Most people assume they'll spend less, but without proper planning, many may be in for a rude surprise...
Gas pumps coming to Sam's Club in Cape (04/15/02)
Business Today Warehouse retailer Sam's Club is adding a gas station to its Cape Girardeau location. The store's general manager, Todd Davis, said construction started several weeks ago. He said it takes six to eight weeks for completion. "We expect to be pumping by the middle of the summer," he said...
Arts and banquet center under construction (04/15/02)
Business Today FARMINGTON -- Work has begun on the city's $4.4 million performing arts and banquet center, which is being built on the south side of the Farmington Community Civic Center. Brockmiller Construction Co. of Farmington, which built the civic center, is also building the new center...
Offices Unlimited -- business supplies from A to Z (04/15/02)
Business Today Sally LeGrand was self-employed once before -- that was when she sold Tupperware out of her home in Kelso, Mo., in the late 1980s. Last October, she opened Offices Unlimited in Heritage Square in Cape Girardeau. With access to more than 25,000 business-related items, LeGrand furnishes area schools, churches, hospitals, manufacturers and retailers with everything from pens and paper to office desks, filing cabinets, chairs and outside shelters for employees who smoke...
Electronics retailer Best Buy coming to Cape (04/15/02)
Business Today Best Buy is scheduled to be completed sometime early this fall, according to Columbia Construction, which is building the 30,000-square-foot building at 3026 William for the electronics giant. Before 1999, the Minnesota-based company was building only 45,000 square feet stores in large markets. ...
Manufactured homes subdivision nearing completion (04/15/02)
Business Today For the first time in Cape Girardeau city limits, people will be able to buy the land on which they place their manufactured home. The streets and sewers are already in place for a 24-acre manufactured home subdivision, called Cape West Village, being built behind Bud Shell's Auto World and Wieser Honda on Siemers Drive...
Vacant Biltwell building being refurbished (04/15/02)
Will be retail outlet/office space By Jim Obert Business Today FARMINGTON -- The former Biltwell clothing manufacturing facility, at the corner of A and First streets, is set to become a three-story retail outlet with high-tech office space among its amenities...
Cape hospital plans fitness services project (04/15/02)
$7.5 million venture Business Today Saint Francis Medical Center intends to build a $7.5 million health and fitness center along N. Mount Auburn Road. The facility would help patients as they recover from illness and injuries. The building would integrate the fitness, therapeutic and rehabilitation services already offered by Saint Francis, changing the hospital's focus of health care from illness to wellness, according to Steven Bjelich, president and CEO of the medical center...
Electronic stores report growth (04/15/02)
The nation's two largest electronics stores reported high double-digit sales growth in the fourth quarter. Best Buy Co. Inc.'s earnings for the period surpassed analysts' expectations by a penny a share, while Circuit City Stores Inc. met Wall Street estimates...
Cape County breaks billion-dollar mark, again (04/15/02)
Retail sales steadily increase By Mark Bliss Special to Business Today Cape Girardeau County topped the billion-dollar mark in retail sales last year. It was the second year in a row that sales by the county's more than 470 retail businesses made it to the billion-dollar level...
New stress equipment at Kneibert Clinic (04/15/02)
Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- Heart disease is prevalent, but the best equipment to test for it hasn't always been. Dr. Prem Varma said the new stress echocardiogram at Kneibert Clinic is the first one in Poplar Bluff. "We can make the diagnosis first hand," said Dr. Ken Li. He and Varma are internal medicine specialists and do the testing along with several technologists...
Church buys former Cape grocery store (04/15/02)
Business Today The first business there was Shop 'n' Save. Then it became Mr. K's Food Center. Now, it will become a house of worship. Directors at First Assembly of God Church recently closed a deal that will make the church the owner of the 60,000-square-foot building at 254 Silver Springs Road...
Payne named new director of career center (04/15/02)
Business Today When Harold Tilley, director of the Career and Technology Center in Cape Girardeau, retires at the end of the school year, he will be replaced by a man who has been serving as his understudy for almost a year. In late March, the Cape Girardeau School Board approved Rich Payne, current assistant director of the CTC on Silver Springs Road, as Tilley's replacement...
Mississippi Lime plans new rotary kiln (04/15/02)
Business Today STE. GENEVIEVE -- Mississippi Lime Co. officials have announced they will soon be investing in state of the art rotary kiln technology at the company's Ste. Genevieve manufacturing site. According to press releases and a story in the online edition of the Suntimes newspaper, the rotary kiln will enable the company to have the most current production and environmental controls possible...
Bookworms, others drawn to Book Bug & Cafe (04/15/02)
Coffee, quilts, poetry, pastries By Jim Obert Business Today JACKSON -- It would be a daunting task to count the number of books that line the myriad shelves at The Book Bug & Cafe. Owner Julia Grider began placing paperbacks and hardcovers on the long lines of freshly painted shelves months before the store opened last December...
Pet supplies store coming to Cape (04/15/02)
Business Today A Petco Animal Supplies store is scheduled to open in Cape Girardeau this summer. Petco, the No. 2 chain in the country behind PetSMART, will fill the final vacant lot at Cape West Plaza, which includes Shoe Carnival, Fashion Bug and Staples. The address will be 266 Siemers Drive...
Saint Francis nurses vote down union (04/15/02)
Business Today After a two-year campaign, registered nurses at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau overwhelmingly voted to reject the proposal to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 655. The vote was held April 5. Of the 387 registered nurses at Saint Francis, 76 voted yes and 281 voted against joining the Saint Louis-based union. Fifteen of the votes were challenged, and 15 registered nurses didn't vote...
Sabreliner gets $40 million Boeing military contract (04/15/02)
60 jobs in new Ste. Genevieve plant By Jim Obert Business Today STE. GENEVIEVE -- Sabreliner Corp. has been awarded a $40 million contract to overhaul components for Air Force KC-135 aircraft. The aircraft are used for aerial refueling and cargo transport...
Albertsons grocery store quits Cape (04/15/02)
Business Today Albertsons Inc. has left the very competitive Cape Girardeau grocery market 13 months after opening its doors. The company plans to sell its $3 million building. Albertsons, the country's second-largest grocery chain behind Kroger Co., closed its Cape Girardeau store March 21, leaving about 80 employees out of work...
New building in shopping center (04/15/02)
KENNETT -- The building formerly housing the Bank of America drive-in facility in the Bootheel Plaza Shopping Center fell victim to the wrecking in late March. Manual Harden, owner of the shopping center, said he is having a 12,000-square-foot building constructed by C.E. Norton Inc. to replace the demolished structure. Harden said he is dealing with several prospective tenants for the building...
Perryville airport to receive $150,000 (04/15/02)
PERRYVILLE -- The Perryville Municipal Airport is slated to receive $150,000 for needed improvements. The state Department of Transportation has announced that Perryville and other smaller airports throughout Missouri will share more than $13 million in federal grants this year for facility improvements...
Money for Kennett Airport improvements (04/15/02)
New 5,000-foot runway Business Today KENNETT -- An expansion project at Kennett Municipal Airport has been given a financial boost with the recent awarding of three grants totaling $2.45 million. The city has been awarded a $1.5 million federal discretionary grant, an $800,000 state grant and a $150,000 federal entitlement grant, according to Johnny Dalton, chairman of the Kennett Airport Board...
Convenience complex to open on Highway 67 By-pass (04/15/02)
Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- Rankin Heartland X'press, a new convenience store, gas and diesel complex is expected to be the first commercial business to open along the new Highway 67 By-pass. The ground has been graded, construction is under way and the store should open by Memorial Day...
A look at Southern Illinois employment (04/15/02)
Business Today Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is the largest employer in the Southern Illinois region. SIU-C, including the School of Medicine and Springfield campus, has a total of 4,668 full-time and 1,932 part-time employees, according to Chancellor Walter Wendler...
Letter - Drill for oil in Alaska (04/15/02)
To the editor: This nation purchases $88 billion of crude oil from Arabia for a total of 16 percent of our gross domestic consumption. With the projected oil production of northern Alaska at 20 percent, we could tell Arabia to keep its oil and watch the price per barrel drop...
Tax group gives Clinton an 'F' (04/15/02)
WASHINGTON - New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton scored an "F" in her first year in Congress by voting for more new government spending than any of her 99 colleagues, an anti-tax group reports. Clinton set a record, getting a 3 percent rating for her 2001 voting record, the lowest score ever for a freshman and lower than any other senator, according to the National Taxpayers Union...
Letter - Thanks for tax help with stadium (04/15/02)
To the editor: On behalf of the people of St. Louis, may I be first to extend our heartfelt thanks to the citizens of Cape Girardeau and their elected representatives for helping build a stadium for the Cardinals. Although the legislative process will certainly spread favors and consideration to every corner of this great state, most of the cash will be spent right here, enabling St. ...
Letter - Tariffs on steel a good idea (04/15/02)
To the editor: I support tariffs on imports. Five years ago, I went to work for a steel company in Arkansas. Business was good, and the company was making a good profit after placing a cold mill in the facility. All of a sudden in 1997, all we saw coming through the mill was cheap, substandard Russian steel...
Judge to hear appeal of Kinder Morgan permit (04/15/02)
Cape County Commission would ink power project Business Today An administrative law judge is scheduled to hear an appeal in May from developers seeking a state permit to build a power plant in Cape Girardeau County. At issue is a five-month-old appeal by Kinder Morgan Power Co., which wants the Missouri Air Conservation Commission to allow it to build a $300 million electric-generating plant near Crump, Mo...
Southeast Missouri begins to improve (04/15/02)
By Bruce Domazlicky Center for Economic and Business Research Southeast Missouri State University As the national economy begins to climb out of the recession, Southeast Missouri is also showing signs of a recovery. Revised employment figures form the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations indicate that employment dropped by over 10,000 workers from the second to the fourth quarter of 2001. ...
Jackson creates zoning for professional offices (04/15/02)
Business Today JACKSON -- Jackson has joined Springfield and Columbia as one of the few cities in the state with a separate zoning designation for professional office buildings. The Jackson Board of Aldermen on April 1 unanimously approved an ordinance creating the 0-1 District for professional office districts, a zoning designation Mayor Paul Sander described as "somewhere in between commercial and residential zoning."...
Kennett Chamber officials say 2001 was good year (04/15/02)
Business Today KENNETT -- It was a good year for the Kennett Chamber of Commerce, Kennett's business community and citizens of Kennett, said Paul Combs, out-going president of the Kennett Chamber of Commerce. He told those attending the organization's annual banquet meeting April 8 that 2001 was fortuitous...
Restaurant group adds seafood and root beer (04/15/02)
The owner of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC restaurants is adding seafood and root beer floats to its corporate pantry of fast-food chains. Tricon Global Restaurants recently announced that it is buying Long John Silver's, the leader in fast-food seafood, and A&W All American Food Restaurants, which serves A&W root beer along with burgers and hot dogs, for $320 million in cash from Yorkshire Global Restaurants...
Socket announces partnership with Activis (04/15/02)
Socket, one of the largest Internet providers in Missouri, has embarked on a strategic partnership with Activis, a worldwide provider of managed security services. The partnership will allow Socket, which is based in Columbia, Mo., but also offers Internet service to Southeast Missouri, to offer its customers security and filtering solutions that would otherwise be impossible for Socket without committing to the burden of more equipment and time spent on product development...
Cape County liens (04/15/02)
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 March 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.Tax Liens Against:...
Bankruptcies for April (04/15/02)
Bankruptcies filed through April 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...
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