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Jackson insurance agent gets 9 felony charges (08/14/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A Jackson insurance agent has been charged with stealing approximately $20,000 in premium payments from her customers and forging policy documents to cover up the theft. An investigation conducted by the Jackson Police Department and various state agencies resulted in the filing of nine felony charges against Lisa D. ...
Winners display originality, warm colors (08/14/02)
Judges liked the peaceful, warm colors, originality, and contrast in the photos taken by Liz Grimes of Cape Girardeau, Scott Sanders and Arthur Myracle, both of Jackson, Mo., and Rick Essner of Perryville, Mo. The pictures were chosen as semifinalists in the final week of judging for the Foto Fest contest...
Florida man pleads guilty to sale of protected leopards (08/14/02)
Timothy D. Rivers, owner of Animals in Motion Animal Park in Citra, Fla., pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in St. Louis to illegally selling two federally protected black leopards. The sale was a misdemeanor violation of the Lacey Act, a federal wildlife protection law...
Our world since September 11 (08/14/02)
In a special section on the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Southeast Missourian will explore the changes in our region, nation and world. You can help explain what's happened. We welcome readers to write essays of 300 words or less describing how the events of Sept. 11 changed them. Possibly you view world news in a different way. Perhaps a friend or relative is overseas fighting the war. Maybe you were in New York or Washington when the planes went down...
Rain causes pause and refreshes (08/14/02)
A clogged drainage grate turned part of William Street into a gushing waterway and blocked traffic for nearly an hour Tuesday afternoon, but for most in the Cape Girardeau area, the downpour was welcome. According to Bill Vaughn with the city's development services department, excessive rainfall, littering and recent grass cutting along the roadside completely stopped up the grate, which is on William Street in front of Logan's restaurant...
Two people killed in one-car crash (08/14/02)
Two passengers were killed in a one-car crash shortly after midnight Tuesday morning on the 2000 block of Big Bend Road. Carl Scott Ford, 40, of Cape Girardeau, and Tracie D. Ford, 28, of Olive Branch, Ill., were both killed in the crash. Officials said the two were not related...
SEMO students from overseas reflect on terror (08/14/02)
Sept. 11 and proposed new rules for screening foreign students and tracking them while they are in the U.S. seems to have had little effect on Southeast's international student recruitment numbers. The new class of foreign students is expected to total about 45, about the same as the university attracted in 2001...
Council receives second set of financial recommendations (08/14/02)
Two groups, one consisting of city employees and another of a cross-section of residents, have set out to find solutions to the city's revenue problems. The two groups have come up with different solutions to help the city make ends meet after sales tax revenue has not come in as expected. ...
River marathon man swims into Cape (08/14/02)
Martin Strel promises that if he ever writes a book about his fantastic adventure as the first man to swim the entire length of the Mississippi River, he will dedicate an entire chapter to his time in Cape Girardeau. It wasn't just a promise for show, either: This leg of Strel's 2,340-mile journey included the trip's first real downpour and a life-threatening brush with lightning...
Club news (08/14/02)
Editor's note: Please submit your club news information either typed or printed. It is sometimes very difficult to make out people's names. Please use members' first and last names instead of formal titles. For instance, Jane Smith, not Mrs. John Smith. Thank you....
Last conspirator in drug ring pleads guilty in federal court (08/14/02)
As the final co-conspirator in a multistate drug ring distributing methamphetamine into Stoddard County pleaded guilty in federal court, the first of the ring was sentenced. L.B. Coleman Jr., 26, of Blytheville, Ark., pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, according to Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Abbie Crites-Leoni, who handled the prosecution for the government...
About 70 dogs and cats rescued from hoarder's home (08/14/02)
ELLSINORE, Mo. -- Rescuers with the Humane Society of Missouri removed about 70 dogs and cats from a southern Missouri mobile home Tuesday, authorities said. Humane Society officials say the animals were living in unsanitary conditions and owned by a woman they described as an animal hoarder. No charges have been filed. A spokeswoman for the Carter County Sheriff's office said the case was under investigation...
Ex-police officer pleads guilty in baton attack (08/14/02)
A former Southeast Missouri police officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges for beating a suspect several times with his baton, authorities said. George Nettleton, 28, of Hayti, Mo., was indicted by a federal grand jury in May. The attack happened Aug. 28 while Nettleton was an officer in Hayti...
Region digest 08/14/02 (08/14/02)
Woman catches West Nile virus during July visit JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Massachusetts woman has contracted the West Nile virus after visiting Missouri, marking the first human case of the virus associated with Missouri and the first of the year in Massachusetts...
Collective bargaining for firefighters falls short of ballot (08/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A proposal seeking collective bargaining powers for fire and ambulance personnel failed to make Missouri's ballot partly because some petition signers apparently forged names, Secretary of State Matt Blunt said Tuesday. Among the petition signatures invalidated were the names of several deceased Missouri voters...
Cuts could include 1,400 St. Louis jobs (08/14/02)
Cuts will include up to 1,400 jobs in St. Louis area The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Up to 1,400 workers -- mostly former employees of Trans World Airlines -- will lose their jobs as part of a massive restructuring announced Tuesday by American Airlines...
Bankruptcy is in the air for more than one airline (08/14/02)
US Airways' bankruptcy filing and a massive layoff by American Airlines have sparked new worries about the airline industry's worsening financial condition, as investors have sent carriers' stock prices plunging this week while speculation grows that giant United Airlines may also seek a bankruptcy restructuring...
New York task force mulls changes in building codes (08/14/02)
NEW YORK -- Drawing on lessons from Sept. 11, experts said Tuesday that high-rise building codes should be revised to require wider emergency stairways and stricter protections against collapse and heavy fires. "Your code is 30 or 40 years out of date," consultant Jake Pauls told a city panel. "I encourage you to put a lot of effort into changing that."...
Online travel industry squeezes smaller storefront operations (08/14/02)
Storefront travel agents are closing shop at a startling pace - about 300 a month since January - as their business is siphoned off by online travel companies catering to an ever-increasing number of Internet-savvy consumers hooked on low rates and fast service...
Missing Los Angeles girl found safe (08/14/02)
LOS ANGELES -- A 4-year-old girl who disappeared from a park during the weekend was found safe at a medical clinic Tuesday, police said. A staff member at St. John's Well Child Center called police after recognizing Jessica Cortez, and the woman who brought the girl to the clinic was taken into custody, police said...
American Airlines plans to lay off 7,000 workers (08/14/02)
DALLAS -- American Airlines announced a massive restructuring Tuesday that will cut its work force by 7,000 jobs by March 2003 in an effort to make the world's biggest carrier competitive with lower-cost rivals. American, which has lost $2.8 billion over the past 18 months, said restructuring is critical to long-term survival. In addition to cutting its work force, it will reduce capacity by 9 percent and retire its fleet of 100-seat Fokker planes...
World briefs 081402 (08/14/02)
IBM confirms plans to cut 15,000 employees NEW YORK -- After months of surreptitious layoff notices, technology giant IBM Corp. revealed it's in the process of cutting more than 15,600 jobs -- 5 percent of its work force. The total layoff figures, which IBM never announced publicly, appeared in a Tuesday filing with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission. Employees losing their jobs were notified in several batches during the second quarter, which ended June 30...
Critics target Florida adoption law (08/14/02)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Since Rodger and Dawn Schneider took in baby Neena a year ago, they have taught her to call them mommy and daddy and helped her get over a fear of Mickey Mouse with four trips to Disney World. The Schneiders would love to adopt the little 2-year-old girl given up by a 16-year-old family friend. But they can't do that without potentially destroying the young mother's reputation...
Head of embattled Florida children's agency resigns (08/14/02)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The head of Florida's embattled agency for children and families resigned Tuesday, four months after a 5-year-old girl in its care had been missing for more than a year. Gov. Jeb Bush accepted Kathleen Kearney's resignation, effective Sept. 3...
Delicate dilemma (08/14/02)
NEW YORK -- With crayon drawings and building block toys, children in the New York area are still resurrecting the World Trade Center. Then they ignite the drawings in scribbled orange flames, and topple the blocks with their fists. Nearly a year after the nightmare of Sept. 11, children are still struggling to understand what they went through...
People news (08/14/02)
Pop singer pleads guilty after incident at pub LONDON -- Pop singer Adam Ant pleaded guilty on Tuesday to brawling after he threatened pub patrons with a starting pistol for laughing at his clothing. The 47-year-old appeared at the Old Bailey court under his real name of Stuart Goddard to face a single charge over the incident at the Prince of Wales pub in north London on Jan. 12...
Wisconsin boy dies from mosquito-borne illness (08/14/02)
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- A 12-year-old boy has died of a rarely fatal form of mosquito-borne encephalitis, health officials say. Tests confirmed that Albert Stahl's death on Friday was caused by one of several strains of a California encephalitis family, said Debbie Siegenthaler, director of health for LaFayette County, Wis...
Fed caution leaves idea of rate cut in waiting (08/14/02)
SHORT-TERM INTEREST BY JOHN M. BERRY ~ THE WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve policy makers acknowledged Tuesday that economic growth slowed this spring but they made no change in short-term interest rates, while leaving the door open for a rate cut if growth stays weak...
At five-hour forum, Bush tries to showcase economic policies (08/14/02)
WACO, Texas -- President Bush tried to shore up his administration's credibility on the economy with a made-for-television forum that was a largely scripted tribute to his policies for putting the country back on course. The White House had described the 240 invitees for Tuesday's five-hour forum as a diverse group. But speakers lauded Bush's policies and urged him to pursue his proposals. Many read from speeches prepared by trade groups allied with the White House...
Second death in Mississippi linked to West Nile virus (08/14/02)
The AssociatedPress JACKSON, Miss. -- A second death in Mississippi has been linked to the West Nile virus, which has now been found in every state from Texas to the Atlantic. The latest death, announced Tuesday, was recorded in Madison County in central Mississippi. Officials had announced a death in neighboring Hinds County...
Cardinal Law didn't look at allegations against Shanley before (08/14/02)
BOSTON -- Cardinal Bernard Law said he promoted a now-indicted priest without looking at his personnel file, which showed sexual abuse complaints dating to 1966, according to testimony transcripts released Tuesday. Law said repeatedly that he relied on the recommendations of subordinates and scattered church records in deciding whether to return priests to parish work even after receiving sexual abuse allegations against them...
Leader of Palestinian uprising scheduled to go on trial today (08/14/02)
JERUSALEM -- Marwan Barghouti, one of the most visible leaders of the Palestinian uprising, will go on trial today, facing charges of orchestrating attacks that killed or wounded scores of Israelis. Barghouti, the 43-year-old the West Bank chief of Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, delivered fiery speeches during street protests in the early days of the uprising that began in September 2000...
Flooding death toll in South Asia nears 880 (08/14/02)
PATNA, India -- Heavy rains washing down from the foothills of the Himalayas swelled rivers in eastern India, worsening monsoon flooding that has killed at least 874 people in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday. New flooding was reporting in northern regions of India's Bihar state and the Kosi River was flowing higher than normal, the Special Relief Commissioner Sambhu Sarab Singh told reporters...
Attempts to punish families of militants blocked in court (08/14/02)
JERUSALEM -- As Israel moved to punish the relatives of Palestinian militants, the army tore down two family homes belonging to terror suspects, but the Supreme Court temporarily blocked plans to expel three siblings of alleged attackers to the Gaza Strip...
Rampaging river forces thousands of Czechs to flee capital (08/14/02)
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Tens of thousands of Czechs fled their historic capital for higher ground Tuesday as torrential rains turned the Vltava River into a menacing cascade and unleashed more flooding that has now killed at least 88 people across Europe...
Iranian leader brings aid and strong words for U.S. critics (08/14/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- In the first such visit in 40 years, Iran's president came to Afghanistan on Tuesday with a promise of $500 million in aid and a strong appeal to the new Kabul government to crack down on the Afghan opium that has hooked millions of Iranian addicts...
Koreas predict success in talks, but North threatens withdrawl (08/14/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- The two Koreas predicted a successful outcome to their first Cabinet-level talks in nine months, even as the communist North threatened to pull out of a key 1994 accord with the United States, the South's chief ally. Negotiators from North and South Korea reached an agreement and invited their aides to draft a joint statement, the North's official Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA, reported...
Commuters offered option of bicycle rental (08/14/02)
BERLIN -- Helping commuters shave time off their daily train commutes, Germany's rail system has extended a rental bike program to the nation's capital. Deutsche Bahn, Germany's railway operator, deployed more than 1,200 bicycles around Berlin last week, and plans to distribute 800 more by the end of the month...
Pilots lacked proper instructions before Ukrainian air show (08/14/02)
KIEV, Ukraine -- Air force commanders failed to give adequate instruction to the pilots of a Ukrainian fighter jet that crashed during an air show in June, killing 85 spectators, the head of the investigation into the crash said Tuesday. Chief investigator Yevhen Marchuk last week blamed the pilots for the June 27 crash, saying they broke from their flight plan and tried a risky new maneuver. ...
British government announces plans to commemorate Sept. 11 (08/14/02)
LONDON -- Britain will plant a garden of native American and British flowers to commemorate the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, the government said Tuesday. Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell said the garden, which will feature an oak pergola and a traditional pavilion, will be built near the U.S. Embassy in Grosvenor Square in the British capital...
Red Cross links jailed Taliban fighters with families (08/14/02)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Malika came running out of the house in southern Afghanistan at the news, collapsing into a tearful huddle as she reached for the letter from her husband that had traveled halfway round the world. It was the first time in four months that she has gotten word that Haji Mohammad Omar is alive -- and now being held by the United States at Cuba's Guantanamo Bay...
End of the Rainbow (08/14/02)
With only one season of eligibility remaining, Keiki Misipeka was looking to go some place where he could make an immediate impact. If his performances through the first week of practice are any indication, Misipeka (pronounced Kekey Misapeeka) should receive that opportunity at Southeast Missouri State University...
Racing faithful brave rain to meet Waltrip (08/14/02)
BENTON, Mo. -- Not even a downpour could keep Southeast Missouri NASCAR fans from meeting one of the sport's top drivers. Michael Waltrip, 2001 Daytona 500 winner, took time off from his race schedule to sign autographs for fans at Auto Tire and Parts Racepark Tuesday night. The autograph signing session was a part of fan appreciation night at the track...
Nicklaus gets first look at Dalhousie (08/14/02)
Gary Nicklaus is due to have his first child in October. He got a sneak preview into the feelings of fatherhood the past few days in Cape Girardeau. Nicklaus visited and played Dalhousie Golf Club, getting his first look at his first solo-designed golf course which opened in June...
Giants cool off Braves; Astros edge Cubs 5-4 (08/14/02)
ATLANTA -- Greg Maddux and the Atlanta Braves held Barry Bonds in check, but they couldn't stop Jeff Kent. Kent homered twice, doubled and drove in four runs, backing the solid pitching of Russ Ortiz as the San Francisco Giants beat the Braves 7-2 Tuesday night...
Positive mood may lead to deal (08/14/02)
NEW YORK -- Baseball's top labor lawyer said Tuesday it was possible a bargaining agreement could be reached "in the next several days" to avert a threatened walkout by players. One day after the union held off setting a strike date, talks resumed and focused on two key issues: management's desire for increased revenue sharing and a luxury tax that would restrain spending by high-payroll teams...
Rolen's RBI binge continues in 9-5 win (08/14/02)
Tony La Russa had been waiting for these kind of outbursts from the St. Louis batters. Scott Rolen drove in three runs for the third straight game and the Cardinals got a season-high 18 hits in a 9-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. "It's a lot of fun," said catcher Mike Matheny, one of the five Cardinals with three hits. "We just need to keep going with it. Don't get complacent, just see how long we can ride it out."...
Garcia hopes to get grip on first major (08/14/02)
CHASKA, Minn. -- When the world caught its first glimpse of Sergio Garcia, he was a 19-year-old nicknamed "El Nino" who pranced down fairways and took on Tiger Woods in the PGA Championship when it seemed no one else would. Three years and millions of waggles later, Garcia has shed both the nickname and some of his youthful exuberance...
FanFare (08/14/02)
Baseball Nelson Doubleday agreed Tuesday to sell his 50 percent of the New York Mets to co-owner Fred Wilpon, settling an ugly lawsuit filled with accusations of misconduct. Wilpon sued Doubleday last month in federal court to try to force a sale of his partner's 50 percent share based on a $391 million appraisal of the team made in March by Robert Starkey...
Area sports digest 8/14/02 (08/14/02)
Scorpion Rugby Club second in tournament The Kohlfeld Scorpion Rugby Club opened its fall season last weekend by finishing second in the Columbia 10s Tournament in Columbia, Mo. After beating the Columbia Outlaws 22-0 and the St. Louis Hornets 12-7, the Scorpions lost to Truman State 25-0 in the finals...
Recipes mix uses for peaches (08/14/02)
Roasted peaches with fresh herbs 4 large ripe peaches 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh lemon verbena or rosemary 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or mint Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut the peaches in half and remove and discard the pits...
Passion for peaches (08/14/02)
It's peak peach season: The fruit is at its best, peaches are plentiful, plus, they're inexpensive. But not all peaches are created equal, and not all of them are tasty. Before you let the "sale" sign tempt you, you ought to know that the best way to tell a good peach is by its smell...
Kempf - Storytelling in stone (08/14/02)
My recent experience in the Black Hills left me awestruck -- and I did not leave unchanged. I have visited the Black Hills several times, and each time we would make the traditional stop at Mount Rushmore followed by a short drive to the front of Crazy Horse Monument. We would gaze from the road, not entering the park and believing we had "seen" Crazy Horse...
Mueller - Effective decision making 101 (08/14/02)
What are the traits and characteristics of good decision makers? They are confident, do not back down. They provide evidence, ask questions and are often influential. Effective decision makers are sometimes risk-takers and are passionate about their decisions...
Savor cool recipes during hot summer days (08/14/02)
One of my friends at the Senior Center reminded me that we are in the dog days of summer right now. Although it has been somewhat cooler, the brown grass, turning leaves on trees and wilting flowers tell us that we are well into the long hot summer months...
Can pets get West Nile virus? (08/14/02)
jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: Can dogs and cats get West Nile virus? Answer: Yes, it is possible for any mammal to get this disease. At this time the disease does not appear to be statistically significant in dogs and cats. ...
'Big ol' girl' having some big ol' fun (08/14/02)
Isn't it amazing what comes out of people's mouths? So many feel compelled to comment on anything out of the ordinary. I'm not talking those pleasant little "Ooo! You got a haircut" or "I love that new blouse" kind of quips. I'm talking: "What's your racial background? Because your hair has a weird curl to it."...
Child's play (08/14/02)
It was an ordinary day in 1968. I turned on the little black-and-white television set to watch my favorite show. The program's host, in her unmistakable voice ("a voice that could make an aspic shimmy," it's been called), was showing how to make a French chocolate, rum, and almond cake called Queen of Sheba...
River City Players Follies at Port Cape (08/14/02)
Off! Magazine The River City Players have been performing together for over five years. Some of there plays include "Catfish Moon", Driving Miss Daisy", Wherefore Art Thou, Juliet?", Fingerpainting in a Murphy Bed", The Butler Did It, Singing", "Blood Ties", and Neil Simon's "Proposals". They are coming together again but this time they are giving the community a chance to act with their first annual River City Players follies...
Kill Your T.V.'s Guide to Cape Girardeau (08/14/02)
By Mix 96.5 Personality Jason Parker Being that this is a "back to school" edition of Off and also that many of you are new to the area, what better way to contribute to your C.G. experience than the Kill Your T.V. Guide to Cape Girardeau. Many of you, as I mentioned earlier are newbies to the area. Freshmen and transfers, we welcome you all. I am not from Cape but have lived here just about 4 years. In those 4 years I have learned a lot about C.G. and ways to entertain oneself...
Officials - Satellite TV merger could hurt Missouri residents (08/14/02)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The proposed merger of DIRECTV and EchoStar's DISH Network could have serious consequences for thousands of Missouri residents, according to U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-Tarkio). In a July 25 letter to U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell, Graves said many rural consumers, particularly in his district in northwest Missouri, "have no access to cable television and rely on satellite transmission for their multi-channel video programming.". ...
Cuzin's features 'hillbilly cuisine' at its best (08/14/02)
By Kevin Jenkins Special to Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- People looking for good, old-fashioned home-cooking need look no further than Cuzin's Hillbilly Kichin at 601 E. Pine St., inside Amoco East. There they will find a menu featuring mouth-watering entrees like "fres (sic) caught catfish" and a 1-pound sandwich called the Jethro Burger...
Final bids awarded for bridge construction (08/14/02)
6 miles of I-55 also contracted Business Today The state's highway commission awarded the final two construction contracts for the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge in mid-June. The contracts include work on the Missouri approach roadway and the Illinois bridge deck...
Southeast Missourian redesigns Web site (08/14/02)
Hyperlinks to related stories and video Business Today A marriage of newspaper reporting and state-of-the-art technology is taking the Southeast Missourian into a new age of journalism, newspaper management said. The Web site -- semissourian.com -- made deadlines obsolete several years ago, because it can be updated with breaking news at any time. ...
Recognitions (08/14/02)
Robert A. Drury, owner of Drury Southwest Inc., recently announced the promotion of Dennis Vollink to the position of president. Drury Southwest is involved in a variety of commercial and industrial developments and construction in the Cape Girardeau and San Antonio, Texas, areas. ...
State ruling on Kinder Morgan plant delayed (08/14/02)
Business Today JEFFERSON CITY -- A ruling in the dispute over a proposed power plant in Cape Girardeau County will be delayed by at least a month. Kinder Morgan Power Co. is appealing a decision by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to deny the Colorado-based company a permit to operate a 530-megawatt facility near Crump unless expensive pollution control equipment is installed...
Marquette Hotel in Cape finally sold (08/14/02)
103 state employees when $6 million renovation complete Business Today The Marquette Hotel building has languished vacant at the corner of Broadway and Fountain streets in downtown Cape Girardeau for 21 years -- getting older and deteriorating...
August bankruptcies (08/14/02)
Bankruptcies filed through Aug. 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...
Business briefs (08/14/02)
Southeast Missouri Cape Girardeau Illustrious Jack's, a frozen custard and specialty treats business, has opened at 1740 Broadway. The owners are Dave and Paul Gerlach and Chris Edmonds. Answer Direct, a messaging business, has opened at 2900 Kage Road. The owner is Marcia Ridenour...
Scott County tax liens (08/14/02)
Scott County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Tom Dirnberger, Scott County recorder of deeds, during the month of July 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...
Saint Francis plans renovations (08/14/02)
Business Today Less than a year after unveiling its new Family Birthplace, Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau has decided to tear down the building that houses the center and build its obstetrics and neonatal intensive care units in another part of the hospital...
Construction under way on Supercenter (08/14/02)
Business Today DESLOGE - Ground was broken July 25 to start construction on the new Wal-Mart Supercenter in St. Francois County. The Supercenter will be built directly behind the existing store, which will be demolished and replaced with a parking lot...
Save-A-Lot to open in Ste. Genevieve (08/14/02)
suntimesnews.com STE. GENEVIEVE -- By late fall Ste. Genevieve County residents will have another new grocery store to shop in. Tom Friedman confirmed July 27 what the rumor mill has been saying for two years -- he is building an 18,000-square-foot Save-A-Lot store on Highway 32 at Triangle Drive. It will be more than twice as large as the current Save-A-Lot store...
People news (08/14/02)
Southeast Missouri Dr. Philip E. Tippen has joined Cape Girardeau Physician Associates specializing in internal medicine. Sandy Wahlsmith has been hired at EliteTravel in Cape Girardeau as a travel consultant. Monica Fluegge has joined Merril Lynch in Cape Girardeau as a client associate...
Newspaper plans $3 million investment for new press (08/14/02)
Business Today The Southeast Missourian will build an addition for a new press at its production plant on William Street in Cape Girardeau and is scheduled to install the new press by the end of the year, officials of Rust Communications Inc. recently announced. The total project will cost $3 million...
Tennessee firm buys Albertsons in Cape (08/14/02)
Business Today A Nashville-based development group -- MRW Retail -- has contracted to buy the former Albertsons grocery store building in Cape Girardeau. The group has signed a contract to buy the building at the corner of Independence and Kingshighway, and the agreement is set to close Aug. 23, according to Glenn Wilson, a partner in the three-man development group...
New emergency center at Three Rivers Healthcare (08/14/02)
Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- Three Rivers Healthcare opened its new emergency center in mid-July. Previously, staff was split between two separate emergency rooms. They are now combined at the hospital's north campus at 2620 North Westwood Blvd. Emergency Department medical director Chris Pinderski said the new facility has two nurse practitioners, six nurses, a technician, a secretary and two physicians on duty between 2 p.m. and 2 a.m...
Letter - Corps criticized for management at Clearwater (08/14/02)
To the editor: It is time someone did something about the destruction of rivers by the Corps of Engineers. The Missouri River is not the only river or lake the Corps has destroyed. I live on Clearwater Lake. I retired here three years ago, and the fishing was decent. ...
Benefits of a revocable living trust (08/14/02)
By Ted Yates The question is asked of me from time to time: "What is a revocable living trust?" It is an agreement a person makes that determines how a person's property is to be managed and distributed during their lifetime and also upon that person's death. It can be changed, amended, or revoked at any time. In Missouri, you can name yourself as trustee and retain full control over the trust property during your lifetime...
Ste. Genevieve County business update (08/14/02)
suntimesnews.com There were eight new business in Ste. Genevieve County during the first three months of 2002. That's according to the First Quarter Business Development Bulletin from the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission in Perryville...
Keene - The benefits of planned charitable giving (08/14/02)
Although many affluent families and individuals give generously to charity, the vast majority of them don't give in a planned way, and that hurts both the donors and ultimately the charities, say charitable-giving experts. The majority of affluent households employ a charitable-giving strategy often referred to as "checkbook philanthropy." This is not a strategy at all, but the unplanned, often haphazard, giving of small amounts to a variety of charities, commonly in cash, often in reaction to solicitations with the best pitches.. ...
Riceland Foods to buy New Madrid County plant (08/14/02)
Business Today MARSTON -- Riceland Foods plans to buy a rice storage and milling facility in New Madrid County. The purchase should alleviate strain on the company's marketing facilities in the region, the cooperative said in a news release. Louis Dreyfus Corp. of Wilton, Conn., owns the Missouri facility, which is on the Mississippi River...
Company eying Cape for ethanol plant (08/14/02)
Business Today JACKSON -- Cape Girardeau County commissioners will seek a $350,000 government grant to pave the way for a proposed ethanol plant that could be built in a soybean field in the county's Nash Road industrial area. They said the money would be used to construct a concrete road and extend sewer and water lines to the site. The road would extend 1,000 to 1,700 feet and connect the site to Nash Road...
Cape County business licenses (08/14/02)
Cape Girardeau County Business Licenses (all located in Cape Girardeau unless otherwise noted) Copa; 701 N. Main Audacious Hair Salon; 117 E. Jefferson, Jackson Seabaugh's Enterprisesl; 809 Seabaugh Tropical Tans; 1601 Independence...
Cape County tax liens (08/14/02)
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 June 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:...
Stoddard County tax liens (08/14/02)
Stoddard County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Kay Asbell, recorder of deeds, during the month of July 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...
Charleston prison has nearly 100 employment openings (08/14/02)
Business Today CHARLESTON -- The Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston is looking to fill nearly 100 positions. "We're getting ready to gear up and hire 94 staff members," said Donna McCondichie, correctional center superintendent. Seventy-three of the jobs will be for CO I correctional officers, which are the Department of Correction's entry-level guard position. Twelve openings are for CO II sergeant-level guards...
New bank to open in Cape (08/14/02)
Business Today Steve Taylor and Jay Knudtson have left their top executive positions at Bank of America to help start a new bank in Cape Girardeau, a move they say will enable them to get away from the specialized world of mega-banking and back to their roots of community-style finance...
Humor - 2002 revised version of investment and financial terms (08/14/02)
EBITDA: earnings before I tricked the darn auditor EBIT: earnings before irregularities and tampering CEO: chief embezzlement officer CFO: corporate fraud officer NAV: normal Anderson valuation FRS: fantasy reporting standards P/E: parole entitlement...
New inventions hit target with archers (08/14/02)
By Jill Bock Special to Business Today MOREHOUSE -- Allen Payne took aim at a problem and hit the bull's-eye. The owner of Buck Shot Archery, Payne is also the inventor of two devices designed to enhance a bowhunter's accuracy. Payne describes himself as a long-time archery enthusiast, who turned his hobby into a business. In 1992 he opened Buck Shot Archery...
Miniature golf course 'glows in the dark' (08/14/02)
Business Today WAPPAPELLO -- Many people want to grab a golf club and hit a little, white, dimpled ball into a hole not much larger than a coffee cup. But not everyone has the patience, skill and stamina necessary to succeed on an 18-hole golf course...
Montgomery First National Bank charter turns 100 in 2003 (08/14/02)
By Phil Ivers Special to Business Today SIKESTON -- How do you appropriately commemorate the life and legacy of a community bank when the history of its charter spans 100 years? The management team at Montgomery First National Bank is seeking an answer to that question with the 100th anniversary year of the charter only six months away...
Rendleman Orchards -- peachy keen in Illinois hill country (08/14/02)
By Jim Obert Business Today ALTO PASS, Ill. -- Nestled in the hills just north of the hamlet of Alto Pass, and part of the Shawnee Hills Orchard Trail that weaves and wanders through Southern Illinois, an orchard that started as a family farm in 1873 is churning out prodigious produce...
Cape Shoe building sold to fabrics firm (08/14/02)
Business Today Two large Cape Girardeau commercial buildings have been sold. One of them is the former Florsheim Shoe manufacturing plant, most recently occupied by Cape Shoe Co. at 1600 West End Blvd. Tom Kelsey, broker with Lorimont Place Ltd., who handled the multimillion-dollar transaction, said Cape Shoe Co. and RM Coco Fabrics 21 purchased each other's properties...
Lisa Lage (08/14/02)
Lisa Gail Lage, 36, of Mobile, Ala., died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was born June 26, 1966, in Paducah, Ky., daughter of Larry and Glenda Calhoun. She and Joseph David Lage were married Sept. 30, 1995. Lisa was a 1984 graduate of Reidland High School in Paducah. She was a CAT scan technologist at Providence Hospital...
Tracie Ford (08/14/02)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Tracie D. Ford, 28, of Olive Branch died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, in an automobile accident in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 2, 1974, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Clifford Eugene "Dicky" and Bonnie Caudell Ford Sr. Ford was a secretary at Huffman Insurance Co. in Cairo, Ill...
Luther Ogborn (08/14/02)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Luther P. Ogborn, 87, of East Cape Girar-deau died at 10:25 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at his home. He was born Oct. 4, 1914, in Wickliffe, Ky., son of Lon and Beulah Parks Ogborn. He married Lucille Garrett Feb. 10, 1948...
Scott Ford (08/14/02)
Scott Ford, 40, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, in an automobile accident on Big Bend Road. He was born May 28, 1962, in Cape Girardeau, son of Carl L. and Delores Revelle Ford. Ford was a graduate of Central High School. He was employed at Quade's Masonry...
Reginald Evans (08/14/02)
Reginald Miles Evans, 70, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Phoenix. He was born Feb. 21, 1932, in Vanduser, Mo., son of Richard Miles and Helen Elizabeth Jennings Evans. He and Alice Bartles were married Oct. 30, 1954, in Cape Girardeau...
Melvin Eftink (08/14/02)
ORAN, Mo. -- The funeral for Melvin Joseph Eftink of Oran will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Guardian Angel Catholic Church. The Rev. John Harth will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran after 5 p.m. Thursday. Parish prayers will be at 7...
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