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Stories from Thursday, June 13, 2002

Regents OK higher fees, tuition in new budget (06/13/02)
COSTS AT SEMO By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian The Southeast Missouri State Board of Regents, still stinging from a whirlwind of sudden allocation cuts from the state government in recent months, officially declared the school in a state of financial emergency Wednesday while passing a budget for fiscal 2003 with sweeping cuts and a tuition increase...
Baptists close out meetings with call for honor (06/13/02)
SEX ABUSE On the Net
  • Southern Baptist Convention: www.sbc.net
  • U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: www.usccb.org By Laura Johnston ~ Southeast Missourian ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Southern Baptists are calling for greater sexual and moral integrity from their ministers and church leaders as they watch the Roman Catholic Church deal with a clergy sex abuse scandal that has rocked the nation...
  • Southeast DPS reports crime decline in 2001 (06/13/02)
    POSITIVE TREND ~ By Jeremy Joffray ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University saw a 5.4 percent drop in crimes reported for the 2001, the university's Department of Public Safety reported in its annual report released Wednesday...
    Kennel club will hold program in conjunction with annual show (06/13/02)
    The Southeast Missouri Kennel Club, Inc., is holding a Canine Good Citizen Program Friday at 7 p.m. The Canine Good Citizen Program was established by the kennel club to educate dog owners on the benefits of a well-behaved pet. This program is intended to help dogs and their owners establish a closer bond...
    DYS residents honor their father figures (06/13/02)
    Father's Day came early at the Girardot Center for Youth and Family. More than 120 people gathered under a tent behind the center at 609 N. Middle St. Wednesday afternoon to hold an early Father's Day celebration and welcome members of the Division of Youth Services Advisory Board to town...
    Military digest 6/13/02 (06/13/02)
    Cape man nominated for military lawyer award Capt. Gabriel Hinkebein, son of Thomas and Laura Hinkebein of Cape Girardeau, has been nominated for the "Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer Award" for 2000-2001...
    SEMO Board of Regents action (06/13/02)
  • Carried a resolution of honor for the Southeast baseball team for winning the OVC championship and winning the first NCAA tournament game in the school's history.
  • Tabled a faculty senate bill on merit pay guidelines. The proposed policy extends the promotion process into a post-tenure, post-professor step. ...
  • Rumsfeld says al-Qaida at work in Kashmir (06/13/02)
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The al-Qaida terrorist group may be operating in the Kashmir region dividing India and Pakistan, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Wednesday. Rumsfeld, in talks Thursday with Pakistan's president, was sure to discuss Islamabad's role in finding Osama bin Laden's fighters, both in the remote tribal regions of Pakistan itself and also potentially in Kashmir...
    French arrest five in shoe bomb case (06/13/02)
    PARIS -- French anti-tertorist police rounded up five people on Wednesday who are suspected of providing assistance to alleged shoe bomber Richard C. Reid in Paris, the second such sweep in two months. The arrests came as officials in Germany said they had received intelligence of a possible al-Qaida plot to shoot down civilian airliners. ...
    National briefs 6/13/02 (06/13/02)
    Andersen jury can't give verdict, to keep talking HOUSTON -- Jurors in Arthur Andersen LLP's obstruction of justice trial announced Wednesday that they were deadlocked, but the judge told them to continue their deliberations. On the seventh day of deliberations, the jury said in a note to the judge: "We are not able to reach a unanimous decision." After about a 20-minute discussion with lawyers, U.S. ...
    Area pediatrician named to state fitness council (06/13/02)
    Gov. Bob Holden recently announced his appointment of 20 members of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health, including one from Cape Girardeau. Dr. Connie Simmons is a pediatrician with Cape Girardeau Physician Associates. She received her medical degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1991 and became board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics in 1994...
    Firefighter dismissed amidst charges (06/13/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Less than six months after a Jackson city firefighter was suspended for sexual harassment, another fireman has been dismissed for what city officials will only describe as a similar situation. Joel Allen Bockelman was fired Tuesday after less than a year as a paid on-call firefighter, said Jackson fire chief Brad Golden. Citing an internal investigation and calling it a personnel matter, Golden would only say that Bockelman violated city and departmental policies...
    Students included on dean's list (06/13/02)
    Southeast Missouri State University has named eight students from Whitewater, Mo., to its spring 2002 semester dean's list. Students on the list were Jessica L. Dinkins, Amy E. Elfrink, Joseph K. Essmyer, Lisa D. Essmyer, Amy M. Green, Diana L. Lawson, Allen M. Rhodes and Jennifer E. Sweet...
    Wittenberg, floods - Memories of small town (06/13/02)
    If you follow Route A to the Mississippi River without turning on the Tower Rock Road, you'll arrive at what's left of Wittenberg, Mo. The U.S. Postal Service gave up on the post office there after the 1993 flood. That was a decade after the townsfolks -- all five of them -- gave up on the town...
    Grasses greener in Cape for national farm contest (06/13/02)
    ~ By Heather Kronmueller ~ Southeast Missourian JACKSON, Mo. -- Sarah Norton, of Memphis, Mo., pointed to a small plant on Butch Meyer's farm in Jackson Wednesday and asked a friend, "What's that one?"...
    Community digest 6/13/02 (06/13/02)
    Retired employee group seeks nominations The National Association of Retired Federal Employees is accepting nominations for an area Employee of the Year and a Retired Employee of the Year. Charles A. Henshaw said winners will be recognized at a ceremony Aug. 7 at the Cape Girardeau Senior Center...
    FEMA meets with local officials (06/13/02)
    Public representatives from various local governments met with federal emergency officials today to get the ball rolling in recouping costs caused by the recent bouts of tornadoes and flooding. For more on this story, read Friday's Southeast Missourian...
    Maxwell signs bill expanding state's boll weevil eradication (06/13/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The battle against the pesky cotton-damaging boll weevil got a boost Wednesday. Legislation signed into law would allow a vote once every 10 years on whether to continue assessing a tax on cotton farmers to help pay for the eradication of the bug...
    State tobacco authority met without normal public notice (06/13/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State officials failed to properly notify the public about a meeting regarding Missouri's attempts to sell bonds against its share of a national tobacco settlement, officials acknowledged Wednesday. But officials said the meeting was exempt from certain provisions of the state's open records and meetings law...
    St. Louis grand jury investigating 24 priests (06/13/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- A state grand jury is investigating accusations of sexual abuse made against 24 Roman Catholic priests as it continues a probe that began with the arrest of a defrocked clergyman in March, Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce said Wednesday...
    Mount Vernon man charged in janitor's beating death (06/13/02)
    MOUNT VERNON, Ill. -- A 19-year-old Mount Vernon man was charged Wednesday in the beating death of a restaurant janitor. Richard A. Ferguson was charged with burglary and first-degree murder in the death of Sean Grigg, 44, of Ashley, whose body was found early Monday at the Western Sizzlin steak house he cleaned after hours...
    Authorities say divorce strongest lead on abbey gunman's motive (06/13/02)
    CONCEPTION, Mo. -- Lloyd Jeffress' bitterness toward the Roman Catholic Church after his decades-ago divorce is the best lead investigators have to help explain his attack on a northwest Missouri monastery, authorities said Wednesday. "It is a lead that we are looking into," said Capt. Johnnie Hogget with the Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Joseph. "It is a possible motive but we have not confirmed it. We are in the process of checking that information now."...
    Pharmacist's wife to pay $1.85 million to victims of scheme (06/13/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The wife of Robert Courtney, the Kansas City pharmacist who admits diluting the strength of cancer drugs, has agreed to pay $1.85 million to people victimized by his scheme, her attorney says. The amount would be in addition to money Courtney has agreed to pay victims as part of any court-ordered restitution in the criminal case against him...
    Lottery officials say Club Keno off to strong start (06/13/02)
    $1.25 MILLION IN SALES From staff and wire reports The numbers are looking good for Missouri's new Club Keno lottery game. Lottery officials said Wednesday that the keno game is off to a strong start, generating $1.25 million in sales during its first two weeks...
    IRS sends enormous refund -- for second straight year (06/13/02)
    MARSHALL, Mo. -- Getting a check from the Internal Revenue Service is usually a good thing. Diana Doss begs to differ. For the second year in a row, she's been sent a refund check for almost $200,000. Sounds great, but Doss knows it's a mistake. Convincing the IRS of that, she says, has been difficult...
    Bush signs $4.3 billion bioterrorism legislation (06/13/02)
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush signed legislation Wednesday allocating $4.3 billion to protect Americans and their food and water from biological warfare. "We're under attack; that's just the way it is," Bush told the first meeting of his Homeland Security Advisory Council...
    Stocks fall on weak retail sales, downgradef financial sector (06/13/02)
    AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks took another nosedive Thursday as a drop in retail sales and reduced outlooks for financial companies prompted investors to again question the pace of the economic recovery. The Dow Jones industrial average had its second triple-digit loss in three days...
    House approves permanent tax relief to married couples (06/13/02)
    AP Special CorrespondentWASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans pushed through legislation Thursday granting permanent tax relief to married couples, overriding Democratic complaints they were draining Social Security trust funds to gain election-year advantage...
    Man wanted for questioning in disappearance of Utah girl (06/13/02)
    SALT LAKE CITY -- More than a week after a 14-year-old girl was apparently kidnapped from her bedroom, police Wednesday identified a man they think may have information about her disappearance. A milkman told police that two days before Elizabeth Smart disappeared, he saw a car drive slowly up and down her street about 7 a.m., then follow him up another street. The milkman then took down the Utah license plate number...
    EPA to relax pollution rules for power plants (06/13/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency will relax air pollution rules to make it easier for utilities to upgrade and expand their coal-burning power plants, administration sources said late Wednesday. The long-awaited announcement, expected today, addresses one of the most contentious air pollution issues facing the administration and will give industry greater flexibility in expanding electricity production without having to install additional emissions controls. ...
    Democrats kill making repeal of estate tax permanent (06/13/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats dealt defeat Wednesday to President Bush's call for permanent repeal of the estate tax, and Republicans signaled plans to turn the vote to their advantage in the fall campaign for control of Congress. The vote was 54-44, six short of the 60 required under Senate rules to approve the measure, which Republicans said represented simple fairness and Democrats derided as a giveaway for the superrich...
    Moussaoui denies role in Sept. 11 attacks (06/13/02)
    Associated Press WriterALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person indicted as a Sept. 11 conspirator, denied in court Thursday that he played any role in the attacks against the World Trade Center. Moussaoui told a federal judge that the government "knew I was not in contact with these people who were to have done the hijacking."...
    Three killed, seven survive crash of U.S. military transport (06/13/02)
    Associated Press WriterBAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) -- A U.S. military plane carrying special forces troops crashed and caught fire after taking off from an airstrip in Afghanistan, killing three Americans. Seven others escaped with minor injuries...
    Judge denies S.C. governor's request to block plutonium (06/13/02)
    Associated Press WriterAIKEN, S.C. (AP) -- A federal judge Thursday denied South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges' request to block shipments of weapons-grade plutonium, which could begin as early as this weekend. Hodges has threatened to use state troopers to block roads leading into the Savannah River Site, a former nuclear weapons complex, and has even said he would lie down in the road to stop plutonium-laden transport trucks...
    NASA pair has no interest in record (06/13/02)
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's new space endurance champs, a pair of astronauts who have broken the six-month barrier, have no interest in going after the world record of more than one year. "I'm ready to come home," spaceman Daniel Bursch, the father of four, said Wednesday...
    Eight hurt in Memphis shooting (06/13/02)
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A man opened fire outside a house after a drug deal went sour Wednesday, injuring three adults and five children inside the home, police said. A 3-year-old girl and a 59-year-old woman, who were hit in the chest by bullets that flew through the home, were in critical condition, said deputy police chief Bob Wright said...
    River reopened to boats after bridge collapse (06/13/02)
    WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. -- The Arkansas River reopened to boat traffic Wednesday, almost three weeks after a barge crash that brought down an interstate highway bridge, sending 14 people plunging to their death. Workers have cleared most of the bridge debris allowing the Coast Guard to reopen the river for commercial boats, including five stalled barges, Petty Officer Kyle Niemi said...
    TV director's son found guilty in deaths (06/13/02)
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The son of a Hollywood television director has been found guilty of killing four pedestrians with his car. Jurors convicted David Attias, 20, of second-degree murder. The next phase of the trial was to begin today to determine if Attias was sane at the time...
    Victims meet with bishops (06/13/02)
    DALLAS -- In unprecedented sessions described as "heartbreaking" by one church leader, victims of clerical sex abuse shared their personal stories with Roman Catholic bishops Wednesday, the eve of a critical meeting on disciplining abusive priests...
    Defense seeks bail for actor in wife's slaying (06/13/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- Robert Blake's lawyer filed a new bail motion Wednesday to throw out a special circumstance murder allegation on grounds prosecutors are using it to keep the actor jailed. The special circumstance of lying in wait could have been a basis to seek the death penalty under California law. But prosecutors decided soon after Blake's arrest that they would not seek capital punishment...
    Firefighters helpless in Colorado wildfires (06/13/02)
    LAKE GEORGE, Colo. -- One thing is certain as wildfire sweeps across Colorado: Nature rules. Five hundred firefighters only can watch in helpless amazement as miles of evergreen forest erupt in an orange blaze that is bearing down on suburbs southwest of Denver and mountain villages...
    People talk 6/13 (06/13/02)
    Affleck, Lopez to star in movie 'Jersey Girl' PHILADELPHIA -- Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck will star in the next Kevin Smith film, "Jersey Girl," which will be shot in Philadelphia this summer. "I pushed to shoot in Philadelphia over Toronto because it's in America, I liked the locations here and because it's a great production center," Smith told The Philadelphia Inquirer...
    Departure of Karzai's opponents sign of U.S. interference (06/13/02)
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- When Hamid Karzai's opponents quit the race for Afghan head of state at this week's loya jirga, many Afghans saw it as a sign of heavy-handed U.S. interference in what was supposed to be an all-Afghan selection process. "Everything seems to have been decided. But, we don't need anyone to decide for us," delegate Asella Wardak complained Wednesday. "We have had enough of foreign interference in our country."...
    Israeli forces pull out of Ramallah (06/13/02)
    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israeli troops pulled out of the West Bank town of Ramallah on Wednesday, witnesses said, ending a two-day blockade of Yasser Arafat's headquarters. The pullout came as Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was returning home after telling U.S. and British leaders that Arafat is not stopping attacks...
    Sharon seeks European backing (06/13/02)
    LONDON -- Fresh from a successful U.S. visit, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met with British leader Tony Blair on Wednesday, seeking backing from Europe for a more cautious approach to Middle East peacemaking. Sharon briefed Blair on his talks with President Bush, and the British prime minister underlined the importance of an early restart of the political process, stressing his determination to do all he could to help, Blair's office said...
    Castro leads masses in march supporting Cuban socialism (06/13/02)
    HAVANA -- Defying calls here and in Washington for democratic reforms, Fidel Castro led a march of hundreds of thousands of people Wednesday to ratify as "untouchable" the one-party socialist system that has ruled this Caribbean island for four decades...
    Borderline natural disaster (06/13/02)
    EL PINACATE BIOSPHERE RESERVE, Mexico -- Drug traffickers scar volcanic desert with illicit runways, while law enforcement officials chase them through once-tranquil parks. Thousands of migrants traipse across delicate backcountry areas -- sending campers fleeing to ranger stations, fearful of crowds trekking by their tents in the night...
    Mariners shut out Cardinals (06/13/02)
    AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) -- Joel Pineiro earned his first major league shutout because third-base umpire Larry Vanover took away a home run. Pineiro pitched a five-hitter to lead the Seattle Mariners over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 Wednesday night. But in the sixth inning it seemed as if the shutout was gone...
    Lakers sweep to three-peat (06/13/02)
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Proficiently and professionally, the Los Angeles Lakers finished strong, closed out the New Jersey Nets and won their third straight NBA title with a franchise first -- a 4-0 sweep in the finals. Shaquille O'Neal had another dominant night Wednesday with 34 points and 10 rebounds, Kobe Bryant went back to playing a supporting role with 25 points in the 113-107 victory...
    Detroit hopes to win Cup tonight (06/13/02)
    DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings were built for this moment, this day, this game. As polished, well-designed and meticulously planned as the pricey luxury cars that roll off Detroit's assembly lines, they were constructed by general manager Ken Holland and coach Scotty Bowman for one reason: to win the Stanley Cup...
    Rough times ahead? (06/13/02)
    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Bethpage State Park erected a sign on the first tee to let the public know what to expect. "Warning: The Black Course is an extremely difficult course which is recommended only for highly skilled golfers." There was no need to remove the sign just because the world's best players came by for the U.S. Open...
    O'Neal collects third Finals MVP (06/13/02)
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. --Shaquille O'Neal, cementing his reputation as one of the most dominating players ever, won his third straight NBA Finals MVP award Wednesday night as the Los Angeles Lakers completed a sweep of the New Jersey Nets. O'Neal joined Michael Jordan (1991-93, 1996-98) as the only players to win three straight Finals MVPs since the award was first presented in 1969. Hakeem Olajuwon (1994-95) is the only other player to win the award in consecutive years...
    Sweden boots out Argentina (06/13/02)
    YOKOHAMA, Japan -- For soccer fans expecting a France-Argentina final, tune in four years down the road. Maybe it will happen then, but in this World Cup, both soccer powers couldn't get past the first round. The defending-champion French going out without even scoring was shocking enough before pretournament favorite Argentina was eliminated Wednesday by Sweden. The Argentines failed to advance for the first time in 40 years...
    Cardinals slam Mariners 7-4 (06/13/02)
    SEATTLE -- Albert Pujols hit a grand slam in the sixth inning, and Tino Martinez added a three-run homer in the eighth to lead Woody Williams and the St. Louis Cardinals over the Seattle Mariners 7-4 Tuesday night. Williams (3-2) ended a personal two-game losing streak, limiting the Mariners to one run and four hits in seven innings. He struck out five and walked three...
    Kim confronts collapse, saves game for D-Backs (06/13/02)
    NEW YORK -- Byung-Hyun Kim pitching at Yankee Stadium for the first time since his World Series meltdowns last year, got six outs to preserve the Arizona Diamondbacks' 9-5 victory over New York on Wednesday. Arizona starter Miguel Batista outpitched Mike Mussina, getting home-run support from backup catcher Rod Barajas and Steve Finley just as he did in Game 5 of last year's Fall Classic...
    NBA FINALS (06/13/02)
    (Best-of-7) L.A. Lakers vs. New Jersey
  • Game 1 L.A. Lakers 99, New Jersey 94 Game 2 L.A. Lakers 106, New Jersey 83 Game 3 L.A. Lakers 106, New Jersey 103 Game 4 L.A. Lakers 113, New Jersey 107...
  • 102nd U.S. Open (06/13/02)
  • WHERE: Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmdale, N.Y. WHEN: June 13-16 PAR: 35-35--70 DEFENDING CHAMPION: Ratief Goosen TV: Today, Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., ESPN; 2 p.m.-4 p.m., NBC; 4 p.m.-6 p.m., ESPN...
  • Cape slips past tough Ballwin squad 8-7 (06/13/02)
    The American Legion baseball season is still young and it's difficult to judge just how good Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons will wind up being. But if Wednesday night is any indication, Cape certainly has the makings of a solid team. Facing a highly-touted Ballwin squad that is perennially one of the top programs in the St. Louis area, Ford & Sons squeezed out an 8-7 victory at Capaha Field...
    Summernationals series appeals to local racers (06/13/02)
    The United Midwestern Promoters' Summernationals series won't make any Southeast Missouri stops this year, but it will come just close enough to lure local racers to contend with some of the nation's best late-model dirt-track racers. The series will start Friday at Western Kentucky Speedway near Madisonville, Ky., then make 26 stops at 26 different tracks in 28 days. ...
    Fit to Print Team Updates (06/13/02)
    Sam Shape Up Cape has done what no plague of bad shots or complaints from my wife about our overgrown lawn could do: It has put me off golf. Given a choice between earning a measly five points for playing golf for four hours or racking up 10 points for 20 minutes on the elliptical glider, I've been gliding much more often than golfing. I do it for the good of the team and to spare myself the humiliation of a 35-point week...
    Choosing the right shoe for exercise can prevent injury (06/13/02)
    From staff and wire reports Sports shoes now come with cute lights, fancy color combinations, celebrity names and other enticements to get you to buy. "Forget flashing lights and fancy logos," says Dr. Christopher Hubbard. "Selecting the right athletic footwear will allow recreational athletes to work out and compete with increased comfort, heighten performance levels and lessen the occurrence of injury."...
    Health calendar 6/13 (06/13/02)
    Today Red Cross blood drive from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Donors should bring identification. For information, call 339-1822. Carbohydrate counting class from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Diabetes Center at St. Francis Medical Center. To register, call 331-5897...
    'Green Acres,' Stephen King & Gentle Ben (06/13/02)
    June 13, 2002 Dear Ken, DC and I were listening to our loan officer explain the multitudinous forms we were signing to refinance our house when she came to one asking if we'd changed jobs since applying for the loan. Does farmer count? Monday we officially became the caretakers of Amity Hills Farm while our friend, Edwin, is away in Santa Fe doing artistic things. ...
    Most areas show rise in commercial real estate (06/13/02)
    By Scott Moyers Special to Business Today In Southeast Missouri, dozens of industrial buildings stand empty, abandoned by manufacturers in an era of downsizing, recession and enticing foreign markets. In fact, there is almost 1.5 million square feet of available warehouse and industrial space from Cape Girardeau to Sikeston, according to an informal study by Cape Girardeau commercial broker Tom Kelsey...
    Schnucks to buy 12 Albertsons-owned stores (06/13/02)
    St. Louis-based Schnucks Markets Inc., has announced a deal to buy 12 Seessel's stores in the Memphis metropolitan area. The properties, owned by Albertsons Inc., based in Boise, Idaho, were purchased for an undisclosed sum. The transaction should was finalized June 3...
    Jackson gets plans to improve traffic flow (06/13/02)
    Business Today JACKSON -- An engineering firm studying Jackson's traffic problems has made preliminary recommendations that include building a roundabout near the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse and an additional left-hand turn lane on southbound Shawnee Boulevard at the East Jackson Boulevard intersection...
    Positive job market projected for region (06/13/02)
    Business Today An active staffing scene is on the horizon for Southeast Missouri this summer, according to the latest Employment Outlook Survey, recently released by Manpower Inc. The quarterly poll of local firms reveals that 62 percent plan to increase their staffs during the July/August/September period, while none foresee reductions. The remaining 38 percent will stay at current levels...
    Associated Industries fends off proposed tax increases (06/13/02)
    Guest editorial By Diane Slater director of public relations Associated Industries of Missouri Jefferson City -- The 2002 legislative session was a cliffhanger. Would we or wouldn't we raise taxes? Will we or won't we have to lay off state workers. Despite the end of session, more time may be needed to answer these questions...
    Dana Corp. in Cape plans to add 50 jobs (06/13/02)
    Union talk subsides after other Dana closings Business Today Six months ago, the Dana plant in Cape Girardeau was facing the possibility of being closed -- the Toledo, Ohio-based parent company was looking to eliminate 11,250 jobs across the country...
    Big River makes Internet donation to Notre Dame (06/13/02)
    Big River Telephone Co., based in Cape Girardeau, recently announced an $18,000 grant to Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau. The grant provides for high-speed Internet access to the school for a three-year period. The high-speed Internet access will be used primarily by the students for educational purposes, but will also be available to the faculty and staff for other administrative needs...
    May flood stalls Cape bridge construction (06/13/02)
    Business Today In May the flooded Mississippi River idled about 100 construction workers, leaving them waiting for the water level to drop enough for construction to resume on the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge at Cape Girardeau. The bridge project was shut down for about 20 days, but work has resumed...
    Cape insurance firm, Sikeston bank announce joint venture (06/13/02)
    Business Today First National Bank and Capital Insurance have announced a strategic joint venture for the sale and marketing of insurance that they say will provide additional sales and operational support for the bank's customer base. Under the agreement, the Sikeston-based bank's insurance subsidiary, the First National Insurance Agency, will continue ongoing sales and marketing of insurance services to Sikeston bank customers...
    Budget problems overshadow economic development (06/13/02)
    Guest editorial By Daniel P. Mehan President, Missouri Chamber of Commerce JEFFERSON CITY -- Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. He probably wasn't referring to Missouri government, but it is a good way to describe the 2002 legislative session...
    DNR will host public hearing on Lee Island cement plant (06/13/02)
    suntimesnews.com STE GENEVIEVE -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 24, at the Elks Lodge on Molasses Hollow Road in Ste. Genevieve. The public will have an opportunity to comment on Holcim Inc.'s application for a 401 Water Quality Certification...
    Economic planning offices closed due to budget (06/13/02)
    Business Today Seven regional economic development offices across the state, including Southeast Missouri's office in Dexter, closed on June 3. They represent more casualties of the state's biggest budget crisis in more than two decades. "This is not a choice we wanted to make," said Missouri Department of Economic Development spokesman Jim Grebing. "This is one of the unfortunate realities of Missouri's general revenue shortfall."...
    Engineering firm dates to 'energy crunch' years (06/13/02)
    Steady expansion and new location By Jim Obert Business Today JACKSON -- Tom Strickland became interested in mechanical engineering while growing up on a farm in the Oak Ridge area. At the University of Missouri-Rolla, Strickland obtained a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering in 1966. For the next 12 years was employed at General Motors Corp. in Anderson, Ind., where he worked in process engineering...
    Southeast Hospital plans $16 million project (06/13/02)
    Business Today A little privacy -- that's what a $16 million expansion project at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau is intended to provide patients. The project, which was announced May 30, calls for the construction of two new floors and the renovation of five existing units that will increase the number of private rooms from 39 to 107...
    Westfield buys nine malls for $756 million (06/13/02)
    Westfield America recently announced it has completed the acquisition of nine regional shopping centers from the Richard E. Jacobs Group. With this transaction, the Westfield America portfolio now includes 48 shopping centers with more than 48 million square feet of retail space...
    Construction under way on Dialysis Center (06/13/02)
    PERRYVILLE -- Work has begun on the Dialysis Center at the intersection of Kingshighway and Main Street. Concrete has been poured and construction of the building shell is under way. "I am happy to see the construction begin," said Dr. I.J. Singh, medical director of the Dialysis Center. "I can see there is a great need for a dialysis center here to save much travel time for patients now traveling to Festus or Cape Girardeau."...
    Hearings held on Kinder Morgan permit (06/13/02)
    Proposed 550-megawatt power plant Business Today JEFFERSON CITY -- The fate of a proposed $250 million power plant in Cape Girardeau County could hinge on the outcome of an administrative hearing held May 14-16. Kinder Morgan Power Co. is appealing the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' denial of a permit to build and operate a 550-megawatt facility south of Crump along Route U. ...
    Swan attends NFIB summit in D.C. (06/13/02)
    Kathy Swan, president of JCS/TEL-LINK in Cape Girardeau, recently attended the NFIB Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C. Sen. Kit Bond nominated her to serve as a convention delegate. Eight-hundred of the most politically active entrepreneurs in the country discussed how the federal government affects the viability of their businesses and their ability as employers to create jobs and grow the economy. ...
    The top 50 manufacturing employers in the region (06/13/02)
    Business Today The following list is a ranking of the top manufacturing employers in the 14-county Southeast Missouri region. These recent figures are provided by the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center. The list: 1. P&G Paper Products Co., Cape Girardeau County, manufacturer of disposable diapers, 1,600...
    Duckett Truck expanding in four locations (06/13/02)
    Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- Duckett Truck Center is entering its 17th year in business. It has grown considerably through the years, but president and owner Paul Duckett and his wife, Hazel, have more plans to expand the company. Duckett Truck Center, located on Highway 67 North, is a full-service Freightliner dealer, and the company plans to add other dealerships...
    Bank of Missouri announces plans for $2.5 million facility (06/13/02)
    Plans for a new $2.5 million Bank of Missouri branch office in west Cape Girardeau are the result of the Perryville-based bank's steady growth and its desire for a stronger presence in this burgeoning market, according to president and CEO David Crader...
    Business owners attend Washington summit (06/13/02)
    Owners of two Cape Girardeau small businesses are serving as delegates in the 2002 National Small Business Summit this week in Washington, D.C. Glenn and Rhoda Reeves, who own and operate Horizon Screen Printing, and Kathy Swan, owner of JCS/Tel-Link, are at the summit, which started Wednesday, and continues until Saturday...
    Fred Baue Sr. (06/13/02)
    FROHNA, Mo. -- Fred W. Baue Sr., 86, of St. Louis, formerly of Frohna, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at Bethesda Dilworth Nursing Home in Kirkwood, Mo. He was born Oct. 4, 1915, in Campbell Hill, Ill., son of Frederic H. and Wilhelmina Baue. He married Alma Baue, who died April 1, 2000...
    Alice Hayes (06/13/02)
    Funeral for Alice F. Hayes of Cape Girardeau will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson, Mo. Msgr. Ed Eftink will officiate. Burial will be at 2:15 p.m. in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today. Parish prayers will be at 7:30...
    Herman Feuerhahn (06/13/02)
    Herman Paul Feuerhahn of Austin, Texas, formerly of Hudson, Ohio, and Cape Girardeau, passed away in his home Friday, June 7, 2002, at the age of 88. Mr. Feuerhahn was born Aug. 9, 1913, in Dutchtown, Mo., son of William and Clara Feuerhahn. Herm lived most of his life in Ohio and enjoyed a long career with Caterpillar as a mechanic, parts manager and sales representative...
    Births 6/13/02 (06/13/02)
    Schetter Daughter to Timothy J. and Cimberly Schetter of St. Charles, Mo., St. John's Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur, Mo., 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2002. Name, Emma Elizabeth. Weight, 8 pounds 7 ounces. Third daughter. Mrs. Schetter is the former Cimberly Chapman, daughter of Lana Ferrel of Hannibal, Mo., and Dan Chapman of Carthage, Mo. ...
    Cape police report 6/13/02 (06/13/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, June 13 DWITyrone Edward Taylor, 44, of 1122 S. Ellis St. was issued a summons Wednesday for driving while intoxicated, driving while suspended and failure to signal. ArrestsDavid Scott Jenkins, 38, of 921 N. Middle St. was arrested Tuesday for possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, unlawful use of a weapon, failure to stop, failure to signal, no proof of insurance, failure to yield right of way and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle...
    Five Sikeston teen-agers hurt when vehicle leaves roadway (06/13/02)
    KEWANEE, Mo. -- Five young women from Sikeston sustained moderate injuries Tuesday night when their vehicle left the road and landed in a ditch near Kewanee in New Madrid County. Driver Natalie Gantner, 19, and passengers Shavonna Dirickson, 17, Deanna Jordan, 19, Jerica Kisling, 19, and Candace Brown, 19, were all taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston after the 11:30 p.m. accident. It occurred on County Road P, three miles east of Kewanee...
    Cape fire report 6/13/02 (06/13/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, June 13 Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:At 2:55 p.m., a medical assist at Lombardo and Landgraf Drive. At 6:15 p.m., smell of gasoline in residence at 125 S. Lorimier St.
    Out of the past 6/13/02 (06/13/02)
    10 years ago: June 13, 1992 Cape Girardeau Circuit Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh is chosen as one of three finalists for vacancy on Missouri Supreme Court; Gov. John Ashcroft has 60 days to choose one of three to replace Justice Albert Rendelen, who retired from court after reaching mandatory retirement age of 70 this spring...
    Inaccurate story gave wrong impression (06/13/02)
    By Terry Irwin GORDONVILLE, Mo. -- Why is it that when a newspaper gets all the other facts wrong, it always gets your name right? That's what I feel happened to me in the June 6article concerning the median incomes across the area as reported in the latest census...
    City, chamber will re-evaluate CVB operation (06/13/02)
    When Cape Girardeau's voters approved a sales tax on hotel and motel bills as well as restaurant bills in late 1983, part of the proceeds were to be used to fund a convention and visitors bureau. The CVB would promote tourism and special events in the city, thereby bringing people to town who would stay in hotels and motels and eat in restaurants...
    MoDOT can't stand another repeat of history (06/13/02)
    The history of the Missouri Department of Transportation's failed 15-year plan for highway improvements is as well-known to many Missourians as the major battles of World War II. Here are the important dates and facts: In 1992, the Missouri Legislature increased the fuel tax by 6 cents a gallon. There was no statewide vote. The Missouri Department of Transportation promised to use the revenue from the tax increase to complete a long list of projects over the next 15 years...
    Story brings back good memories of Wonder Dog (06/13/02)
    To the editor: The Missourian's Associated Press story June 3 about "The legend lives on" brought a smile of nostalgia and a nice warm feeling -- it made my day. The subject? Jim the Wonder Dog. I'm here to tell you that every word of it was true. ...
    Speak Out A 06/13/02 (06/13/02)
    Tracking immigrants THE FBI seems to be taking all the blame for the terrorist mess, but I blame the INS. For so many years, they just let in so many immigrants from everywhere and I always wondered about it. They took jobs away from our citizens. Some lived on welfare. ...
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