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Commission gives approval to agenda items (09/12/02)
The Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission met Wednesday night, unanimously approved six items on its agenda. The commission observed the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by saying the Pledge of Allegiance and having a moment of silence. The commission took the following action, all of which will require Cape Girardeau City Council approval:...
Expanded arena adds to fun of East Perry fair (09/12/02)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- John Muench of Frohna, Mo., and his grandson, Dustin Mayfield of Fruitland, both have the same favorites at the East Perry Community Fair -- the antique tractor pull and the mule-jumping contest. Both have also been going to the fair as long as they can remember, which is about 55 years for Muench. During grade school, Muench recalls being hauled to the fair in a stock truck with the other school kids so they could march in the parade...
Local teen receives probation in crash which killed her sister (09/12/02)
A 16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor speeding in connection with the November accident that killed her younger sister and injured two other teenagers. April McDonald, of Cape Girardeau, entered the guilty plea to the speeding charge Wednesday after it was reduced from careless and imprudent driving. ...
Woman testifies son argued with stepfather before stabbing (09/12/02)
A Scott City, Mo., teen accused of stabbing his stepfather to death with a steak knife listened to his mother testify at a preliminary hearing Wednesday about seeing the two men have a heated argument just minutes before the incident. Christopher L. ...
Events give honor to area police, firefighters (09/12/02)
By Mike Wells and Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian With as many U.S. flags as an Independence Day celebration, the SEMO District Fair parade honored those who lost their lives and served others on the first anniversary of the nation's terror-inspired tragedy with patriotism and pride...
Community digest 9/12/02 (09/12/02)
River Heritage Museum adds board member The board of the Cape River Heritage Museum recently accepted Angie Bender as a new member. A native of Cape Girardeau, Bender graduated from Central High School and then William Woods University in Fulton, Mo., with a bachelor's degree in history. She is completing her master's degree in historical preservation at Southeast Missouri State University...
Candlelight vigil at SEMO remembers terror victims (09/12/02)
By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian In the glow of candlelight Wednesday night, about 500 Southeast Missouri State University students -- most of them from campus residence halls -- prayed and remembered the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11...
Professors assess impact from 9-11 attacks (09/12/02)
A year after terrorists hijacked airliners and killed thousands, Americans are coping with a damaged economy, the loss of civil liberties, failed intelligence agencies and worries about a possible war with Iraq. A panel of Southeast Missouri State University professors discussed those issues at a noon session on Wednesday marking the one-year anniversary of the devastating attacks by members of Osama bin Laden's Islamic terrorist group...
Students release balloons, dedicate grotto (09/12/02)
The anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was an uplifting experience for most area students as schools held ceremonies and other special events to commemorate the day. At Trinity Lutheran School, students released more than 200 red, white and blue balloons with Sept. 11-inspired prayers written on attached index cards ...
Juvenile Office bookkeeper charged with embezzlement (09/12/02)
TAKING SCHOOLS' MONEY By Sam Blackwell ~ Southeast Missourian On Tuesday, Robin Michelle Whitson bought a mobile home for $5,000. Wednesday the Cape Girardeau woman was charged with embezzling more than $97,000 from the Cape Girardeau County Juvenile Office where she worked as a bookkeeper...
Twelve more new cases of West Nile virus seen in Missouri (09/12/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Twelve more human cases of the West Nile virus have been reported in Missouri, based on preliminary tests announced Wednesday by the state health department. So far, 89 human cases have been reported in the state. The latest cases included: a 23-year-old woman, 7-year-old boy and 61-year-old man from St. ...
Missourians mark Sept. 11 in various ways (09/12/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- There were prayers and pledges, tears and determination as Missourians remembered the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Wednesday. They gathered by the hundreds at the state Capitol grounds, bowing their heads, then placing their hands over their hearts as they looked to the American flag...
Going about 'the business of healing' (09/12/02)
With hands folded together and heads bowed, people sat silently and somberly in the darkness inside St. Mary's Cathedral. Four candles shone at the altar, and an American flag stood illuminated in a corner of the church. About 150 people, many of them wearing red, white and blue clothing, gathered on this Wednesday night in Cape Girardeau to remember the tragic events of one year ago, when terrorists hijacked planes and crashed them in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania...
Survey finds U.S. coping with 'slow, uneven growth' (09/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy coped with "slow and uneven growth" in late summer as manufacturers struggled with weak orders and retailers reported disappointing results from back-to-school sales, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday in a report that kept the door open to further interest rate cuts...
Keeping them in stitches (09/12/02)
MOAB, Utah -- Mike Gostlin hikes up his baggy shorts to reveal tight, shiny patches of skin along both knees, souvenirs from his mountain bike rides along the red sandstone mesas here. "This isn't Disneyland," he warns the biking daredevils who come from around the world to careen down this region's famed "slickrock" trails...
Botox maker refuses FDA demand to pull ads (09/12/02)
IRVINE, Calif. -- The maker of Botox, the wrinkle-smoothing botulism toxin, is refusing a demand by the Food and Drug Administration to pull ads the agency says are misleading. Allergan Inc. reacted angrily Monday to the FDA's order to "immediately cease distribution" of advertisements and brochures...
Religious leaders offer prayers to comfort Americans (09/12/02)
Religious leaders around the country prayed for peace among nations and faiths Wednesday as they mourned the thousands killed Sept. 11 and urged restraint in hunting down those responsible. In Detroit, about 30 religious leaders from different denominations formed what they called a prayer caravan, stopping at a mosque, a synagogue, a Presbyterian church and an Episcopal cathedral...
Bush considers new deadline for renewed weapons inspections (09/12/02)
NEW YORK -- President Bush is ready to make a fresh call on Iraq to admit weapons inspectors while his strategists consider setting a deadline with serious consequences if the appeal is rejected, even as old allies withhold support. The implicit warning of U.S. military action to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein would be in a U.N. Security Council resolution by Britain that would have to avert a veto by Russia, China or France to pass...
Reno contemplates possible legal action (09/12/02)
MIAMI -- Janet Reno contemplated legal action Wednesday as she trailed political novice Bill McBride in Florida's Democratic gubernatorial primary, an election marked by problems reminiscent of the 2000 presidential election. Counting continued in Miami-Dade and Broward counties Wednesday evening, south Florida strongholds for Reno, who trailed by just more than 11,000 votes. Counts also continued in Orange and Union counties...
Another election meltdown (09/12/02)
MIAMI -- Despite a $32 million renovation, Florida's new election system crashed in an embarrassment that, like the 2000 election, left voters wondering whether their votes counted, candidates pondering recounts and everyone asking who's to blame...
Ex-New Orleans worker pleads guilty (09/12/02)
NEW ORLEANS -- A former city employee pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking kickbacks for city contracts, the first closed case in federal and city investigations of alleged corruption at City Hall. Wallace Schief, chief engineer for the city's property management department, took payments totaling $15,500 from the owner of G&M Electric Sales Co., according to a statement Schief signed before a federal judge. He is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 18...
Colorado mudslides leave hundreds isolated in homes (09/12/02)
DENVER -- Heavy rains sent full-grown trees, massive boulders and rivers of mud rushing across charred hillsides in southwestern Colorado on Wednesday, isolating hundreds of residents in their homes for the second time in less than a week. No one was in immediate danger but roads near Durango were blocked by debris 10 feet high and boulders weighing several tons apiece, said La Plata County sheriff's Lt. Dan Bender...
People talk 9/12/02 (09/12/02)
Glover urges active role in communities LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Danny Glover urged an audience of more than 700 people at the University of Arkansas to take a more active role in their communities and in the world. The film star said, "It's extremely important that we listen to and learn from one another in the larger global community."...
Ohio state office tower evacuated after dog detects explosives (09/12/02)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A 41-story state office tower that houses the Ohio Supreme Court was evacuated Wednesday after a dog detected a scent of explosives in a van at a loading dock, the State Highway Patrol said. Patrol spokesman Lt. John Born said a man was in custody...
Reports of strange passenger behavior sends jets back to land (09/12/02)
Reports of strange passenger behavior on two commercial jet flights sent the pilots back to the ground Wednesday but did not appear to be terrorist-related, authorities said. In Texas, American Airlines Flight 1702, with 50 passengers on board, returned to Bush Intercontinental in Houston after reports of a disturbance. A crew member saw a suspicious item that turned out not to be a weapon, said Gordon Johndroe, spokesman for the White House Office of Homeland Security...
Federal judge won't force Miss America to recognize N.C. queen (09/12/02)
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- A judge said Wednesday he wouldn't force the Miss America pageant to continue recognizing two Miss North Carolinas, but agreed to quickly decide whether one of the beauty queens voluntarily resigned. U.S. District Court Judge James Fox denied Rebekah Revels' request to extend a state judge's order that had allowed her to join preliminary Miss America events in Atlantic City, N.J...
America remembers its own (09/12/02)
At Ground Zero, the names took precedence, 2,801 of them read aloud, from Gordon Aamoth Jr. to Igor Zukelman. Patriotic resolve held sway at the Pentagon. And in a field near Shanksville, Pa., grief was partially offset by pride. At each of the three sites, and in communities across the nation and world Wednesday, Americans and their allies relived the staggering events of one year ago and remembered those who died...
Deliberations delayed on penalty for Van Dam killer (09/12/02)
The AssociatedPress SAN DIEGO -- Jury deliberations in the penalty phase of the trial of convicted child killer David Westerfield were suspended Wednesday due to a juror's illness. Judge William Mudd said the jurors would resume their work Monday. The panel has deliberated about 14 hours over four days on whether to recommend the death penalty or life in prison for Westerfield...
Sympathy, some resentment expressed by world (09/12/02)
Newsday MOSCOW -- The world marked last year's attacks Wednesday with widespread sympathy and remembrances for other past terrorist acts, as well as warnings about persistent global injustice and, in some cases, resentment of the one nation that remains more powerful than any other...
Guantanamo Bay's Sept. 11 is another day in limbo (09/12/02)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- For many of the 598 detainees at this U.S. outpost thousands of miles from Ground Zero, Sept. 11 was just another day behind bars. The men from 43 countries -- all of whom are accused of links to either Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terror network or Afghanistan's fallen Taliban regime -- have no calendars and were not told what day it was...
Pope urges end to 'scandalous' injustices causing terror (09/12/02)
VATICAN CITY -- Decrying the "inhuman ferocity" of the Sept. 11 attacks, Pope John Paul II said Wednesday no justification exists for terrorism, but urged an end to the "scandalous" injustices that make it. The pope also asked for forgiveness for those who carried out the attacks, even while saying their consciences needed to be examined for a "barbarous and cruel" act...
Pakistanis seize al-Qaida suspects in gun battle (09/12/02)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- Police commandos fought a pitched battle with al-Qaida suspects holed up in an apartment Wednesday, with combat spilling out onto adjoining rooftops. Two suspects were killed and five captured in the fighting, as Pakistan stepped up pressure on the remnants of the terrorist movement a year after it made its mark on the world...
Lawmakers push Arafat's Cabinet into resignation (09/12/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Defiant Palestinian legislators forced the resignation of Yasser Arafat's 21-member Cabinet Wednesday, delivering the biggest political blow to the Palestinian leader since he returned from exile eight years ago and underscoring the mounting discontent among ordinary Palestinians...
U.N. - All nations must wage war on terrorism (09/12/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council, in a solemn, high-level meeting marking the Sept. 11 anniversary, called on all 190 U.N. nations Wednesday to fulfill their "mandatory obligation" to combat international terrorism. "The council affirms that these attacks were an assault on global civilization and our common efforts to make the world a better and safer place," it said. ...
U.S. troops patrol on front line against terrorism (09/12/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- At first light Wednesday, Sgt. Dallas Donelson was out on the flight line as he is every day, preparing A-10 Thunderbolt jets for daily patrols, checking essential systems and loading weapons. "Hopefully, we're going to get some of those guys today on the anniversary of what they did to us," said Donelson, a member of the ground crew that maintains the "Warthogs."...
The big-money game - Indians see incentives in Div. I-A foes (09/12/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's athletic department cashed in the past two years when its football team hit the road to play an NCAA Division I-A opponent. This season, the school's athletic department will double its pleasure. The Indians face two Division I-A squads that will bring the university $185,000 before travel costs, and school officials say even higher-profile opponents from the Big 12 or Southeastern Conference could be scheduled down the road...
Johnny Unitas dead at 69 (09/12/02)
BALTIMORE -- Johnny Unitas, the Hall of Fame quarterback who broke nearly every NFL passing record and won three championships with the Baltimore Colts in an 18-year career, died Wednesday at age 69. Unitas died of a heart attack, Baltimore Ravens spokesman Chad Steele said. Steele had no other details. Unitas underwent emergency triple-bypass surgery in March 1993 after a heart attack...
Cards push streak to 8 (09/12/02)
MILWAUKEE -- Pinch-hitter Miguel Cairo drove in the go-ahead run with a bloop single in the seventh inning, and the Cardinals extended their winning streak to eight by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 Wednesday night. St. Louis opened a season-high 6 1/2-game lead over second-place Houston, in the NL Central. The Cardinals are on their longest winning streak since a nine-game stretch from Sept. 8-22 last year...
First two games brought Indians together (09/12/02)
It was great to get a win over Southern Illinois Saturday night and it was great to see all the fans wearing red in the stands. We appreciate your support. As I sit back and reflect on the game, I can see that we are coming together as a team. Our offense did a good job in the first half with Jack Tomco completing his first nine passes, and we built a 14-0 lead. The defense played like I knew it could...
Baseball keeps doing what it does. Twice (09/12/02)
President Bush threw a strike when it mattered. The baseball players' union didn't. The best moment of the best-yet Super Bowl came during a halftime show. And the Olympic torch provided the perfect second act for a bunch that produced the "Miracle on Ice" the first time around...
Area sports digest 9/12/02 (09/12/02)
Central softball team improves to 7-4 with win POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau Central's softball team beat Poplar Bluff 4-2 Wednesday night to move to 7-4. Megan McDonald recorded the win. Alex Weiser had a solo homerun, and McDonald helped at the plate with two RBIs...
Sports FanFare 9/12/02 (09/12/02)
Baseball
  • The Cubs acquired two minor league pitchers from Houston on Wednesday, completing the four-player trade that sent closer Tom Gordon to the Astros last month. The Cubs acquired right-handers Travis Anderson and Mike Nannini...
  • Health calendar 9/12 (09/12/02)
    Today La Leche League support group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Diabetes Center at St. Francis Medical Center. For information, contact Carol at 334-2705. Saturday Heartsaver CPR class from 8 a.m. to noon at Main Street Fitness in Jackson. The fee is $20. To register, phone 334-WELL...
    Shape Up Cape (09/12/02)
    The Fit to Print team earned 800 points during the last week. Our competitors: St. Andrew Lutheran Church's Fit for Eternity team earned 853 points. The public library's Bookin' Team earned 309 points. Point totals Sam Blackwell 101...
    Attack of the allergens (09/12/02)
    Common foods worsen hayfever symptoms, doctors say On the Net American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: www.aaaai.org By Linda A. Johnson ~ The Associated Press Hayfever sufferers know all too well the miseries of the late-summer ragweed season: runny nose, sneezing and itchy, watery eyes...
    Mueller - Conducting productive meetings (09/12/02)
    "If I did not have so many meetings to attend at work, I could actually do some work!" -- How many times have we experienced that? Meetings are, unfortunately, a necessary part of conducting business. Guidelines Some pre-meeting considerations: 1. Clarify the purpose for the meeting. Set an agenda, listing priorities and objectives. We must ask ourselves if a meeting is the most productive way of achieving our goals...
    We are rolling, still trying to move on (09/12/02)
    Sept. 12, 2002 Dear Leslie, Let's roll. We will never forget. The words and phrases that summon images of Sept. 11 are simple. An exhortation, a declaration. An act of heroism. A pledge. The television images of grief returned Wednesday. The emotions are less raw now. We see we will get through this, but we are not through yet...
    Bankruptcies for September 2002 (09/12/02)
    Bankruptcies filed through Sept. 10 for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeastern Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscott, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
    Recognitions (09/12/02)
    Steve Effrein, vice president and loan officer at Ozarks Federal Savings and Loan Association in Farmington, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Bank Leadership Committee of the Missouri Bankers Association. The committee plans an annual seminar that focuses on training for bankers...
    Bluff Radiology opens in Poplar Bluff (09/12/02)
    Owned by Cape Radiology Group in Cape Girardeau. Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- Bluff Radiology Group has brought bigger and more advanced MRI testing and CAT scans to the Poplar Bluff area. Bluff Radiology Group/Kneibert Clinic recently opened on Westwood Boulevard between Comfort Inn and Commerce Bank North...
    Stoddard County tax liens (09/12/02)
    Stoddard County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Kay Asbell, recorder of deeds, during the month of August are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue except as indicated by IRS designation. For information concerning the dollar amount of the liens, contact the recorder's office at 568-3444...
    Column - I am my favorite charity (09/12/02)
    By Joe T. Buerkle I think many of my fellow attorneys in our area when proposing charitable giving as a part of an overall estate plan are very often met with resistance along the lines of "I am my favorite charity." That is to say, the client worked long and hard and saved to create their estate and has little desire to give any part of it to a charitable institution, unless it may be a small part left to their church as a cash bequest...
    People news (09/12/02)
    Southeast Missouri Richard Zhang has been hired as research engineer in the technical services department at Mississippi Lime Co. in Ste. Genevieve. Julian Chavez has been named co-manager of the Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar in Cape Girardeau. The owner is Bill Zellmer...
    Family-operated walk-in clinic new to area (09/12/02)
    By Jill Bock Special to Business Today SIKESTON - The mother comforted the youngster, drying his tears and offering reassurance as they waited for the doctor. A fall from the backyard swingset had left him bruised and her worried of the possibility of a broken bone...
    Construction to begin on Kennett Airport expansion (09/12/02)
    Business Today KENNETT -- The long-awaited expansion of Kennett Municipal Airport is expected to get under way in a matter of weeks, said Johnny Dalton, chairman of the Airport Board to the Kennett City Council on Aug. 20. "We hope to start earth-moving after the cotton crop is out. ...
    Cape council delays new billboards, mulling policy (09/12/02)
    Business Today Billboard companies will have to take about a month hiatus from new construction in Cape Girardeau while the City Council decides on a permit policy for the outdoor advertising. The council issued the moratorium in mid-August, afraid that companies might try to erect billboards as a defensive measure while the policy is being shaped...
    Scott County tax liens (09/12/02)
    Scott County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Tom Dirnberger, Scott County recorder of deeds, during the month of August are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue except as indicated by IRS designation. For information concerning the dollar amount of the liens, contact the recorder's office at 545-3551...
    New imaging system at Three Rivers Healthcare (09/12/02)
    Business Today KENNETT -- Three Rivers Healthcare has installed a new $1 million, all-digital cardiovascular imaging system in its cardiac catheterization lab that allows cardiologists to view blood vessels, even hard-to-see ones, with more clarity...
    University in Fulton offering classes at Cape tech center (09/12/02)
    FULTON, Mo. -- William Woods University is experiencing unprecedented growth on its main campus and at outreach sites including Cape Girardeau, thanks to innovative programming and attention to student needs, according to university officials. The main campus in Fulton, which is experiencing its largest incoming class since 1970, is introducing a new Department of Human Performance, encompassing physical education, athletic training and a new sports management major...
    Two Cape companies merge (09/12/02)
    Ad-Tek joins CSPrinting Business Today With 22 years of combined service in the promotions industry, CSPrinting and Ad-Tek are merging companies. The merger will be called CSPrinting, and the business will operate at 240 S. Silver Springs Road, which is the current location of CSPrinting...
    MO-Ark Communications -- a strong signal after 20 years (09/12/02)
    By Kevin Jenkins Special to Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- Many in Poplar Bluff might remember her as "CyberTel Michelle," while others might just recall her as the first cellular phone agent in the city. Today, Michelle Crittenden is still very much in the thick of things and serves as manager of MO-Ark Communications & Electronics...
    Transportation company earns international rating (09/12/02)
    ISO certification could bring 25-30 percent increase in business By Jill Bock Special to Business Today CHARLESTON -- Big Lake Transport Inc. is on a roll. And now with its International Organization for Standardization certification, the trip is taking them to bigger and better things every day...
    Cape Girardeau County tax liens (09/12/02)
    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 August are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue except as indicated by IRS designation. For information concerning the dollar amount of the liens, contact the recorder's office at 243-8123.TAX LIENS AGAINST:...
    Sabreliner opens facility for defense project (09/12/02)
    STE. GENEVIEVE -- Sabreliner Corp. celebrated its opening of a new manufacturing facility here Aug. 12. Jim Meier, Sabreliner's vice president for government services, said the local facility is the 10th plant in Sabreliner Corp. Sabreliner currently has about 70 employees working in the former GrandPa's building. The 72,000-square-foot building had been vacant for more than two years...
    Corn milling company likely at Port Authority (09/12/02)
    Business Today SCOTT CITY -- The SEMO Port Authority at Scott City is expecting a new tenant. Dan Overbey, executive director of the port, said that Cape Milling hopes to open at the facilities formerly owned by Riverport Terminals by the end of the year...
    Engineering firm offers road map for Jackson (09/12/02)
    Business Today JACKSON -- In meetings with Jackson residents Aug. 27, a St. Louis engineering firm laid out 30 long-range projects designed to promote the flow of traffic in the city over the next 20 years. They include a system of circumferential roads designed to take traffic around instead of through residential areas...
    98 percent of Missouri employers small businesses (09/12/02)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Small business continues to be Missouri's employer, according to a new report issued by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The most recent data show that over 98 percent of the state's employers are small businesses and that they employ close to half of the private workforce...
    KFVS-TV buys local UPN affiliates (09/12/02)
    Business Today KFVS-12 and parent company Raycom Media have announced an agreement to buy WQWQ and WQTV, the local UPN affiliates serving the Cape Girardeau, Paducah, Harrisburg television markets. KFVS is the area's CBS affiliate. The agreement is pending FCC approval, said Mike Smythe, vice president and general manager of KFVS...
    Interim director for Regional Planning Commission (09/12/02)
    Business Today MALDEN -- A Bloomfield educator has stepped out of retirement to oversee the daily operations of the Bootheel Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission. Michael Dumey, who retired last year as the Bloomfield superintendent of schools, was recently named by the commission's executive committee to serve as its interim executive director...
    Sen. Bond discusses agricultural issues during port visit (09/12/02)
    Undersecretary of agriculture also fields questions Business Today SCOTT CITY -- The 2002 farm bill, environmental barriers and public relations were a few of the topics Aug. 29 when U.S. Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) and a U.S. Department of Agriculture official visited the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority...
    Quizno's fills niche between fast, fine dining (09/12/02)
    By Kevin Jenkins Special to Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- Quizno's Subs, located at the corner of Selma and Pine streets, has seen a steady increase in customers since its grand opening in March. John and Mary Sue Beis of Poplar Bluff are the franchise owners of this popular international chain of restaurants. The general manager is Paul Poston...
    CPS Trailer joins forces with Canada (09/12/02)
    Semitrailer manufacturer CPS Trailer of Oran, Mo., has joined forces with Manac, based in Saint-Georges, Quebec, a division of The Canam Manac Group Inc. The acquisition of certain assets of CPS trailer for $4.5 million will be Manac's first plant in the United States and will breathe new life into the Oran plant...
    Shawnee Center being built near new high school (09/12/02)
    By Jim Obert Business Today Construction activity at Highway 74 (Shawnee Parkway) and Silver Springs Road means more retail and office space development on the west end of the city. Shawnee Center, containing more than 27,900 square feet of commercial lease space, is being constructed by the Rebel Group, which includes local businessman Virgil Jones...
    Business briefs (09/12/02)
    Southeast Missouri Cape Girardeau Spirit of Harmony Yoga Studios has opened at 1636 Independence, Suite C. The owner is Lori Malaha. The Dairy Queen at 31 S. Kingshighway has been sold by Frank Bean to King William Management Inc. Tuesday Morning, the country's largest closeout retailer of upscale home accessories, is expected to open at Town Plaza Shopping Center in mid-October...
    City of Roses Music Festival ripe with talent (09/12/02)
    Dave Mason, formerly of Traffic, a headliner Dates are Sept. 27-29 Business Today More than 40 bands will perform at 11 Cape Girardeau downtown nightclubs and on the main stage -- a barge on the Mississippi River between Broadway and Themis Street -- the nights of Sept. 27 and 28 during the City of Roses Music Festival...
    Wayne County has second highest July unemployment rate (09/12/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY -- Although Missouri's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 5.4 percent in June to 5.2 percent in July, and the state's unadjusted unemployment rate dropped from 5.5 percent in June to 5.4 percent in July, the Department of Economic Development Department recently reported that Wayne County had the second highest unadjusted unemployment rate in the state - 11.7 percent...
    Parker - Here's why you need a financial adviser (09/12/02)
    You have an accountant; you have an attorney. Why do you need a financial planner? Because you could have serious gaps in your financial plan. Good financial planners have broad expertise they can use to devise a comprehensive plan that addresses all types of financial needs - insurance, investments, estate planning, retirement saving and estate planning...
    Shaffer's Substation volts business profits (09/12/02)
    Business Today ELLSINORE -- A Southeast Missouri small business that received start-up counseling from the Small Business Development Center at Southeast Missouri State University is now flourishing in Ellsinore. Since January, Shaffer's Substation has created 14 new jobs and has projected its first-year receipts at $1.6 million...
    Bush signs executive order protecting small business (09/12/02)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - With mounting regulatory costs harming the ability of small firms to compete and survive in today's challenging economic climate, Small Business Survival Committee (SBSC) Chair Karen Kerrigan lauded action taken by President Bush to ensure that regulatory agencies are held accountable to small firms when they write new laws...
    Cisco Systems is switching off Dell Computer (09/12/02)
    CNET News.com In late September, Cisco will drop the company as a distributor for its networking equipment, Dell representatives recently said. It's the second time this year Dell has been axed by a supplier after entering or making plans to enter that company's market...
    Business licenses (09/12/02)
    Cape Girardeau County Business Licenses (all located in Cape Girardeau unless otherwise noted) Authentic Designs; 3007 Bernice Sensations ; 1814 Good Hope Millersville Gas & Grocery; POB 18; Millersville Apropos; 117 E. Jefferson; Jackson...
    Investing in diamonds -- a win-win situation (09/12/02)
    Business Today The most obvious reward from investing in a diamond is the experience of wearing a beautiful gemstone. But let's not forget the importance and security of the stone's increasing value. On the world diamond market the number of gem-quality diamonds and the supply of rough diamonds is regulated by De Beers in London. The majority of the large diamond-polishing organizations purchase their rough diamonds through De Beers' Central Selling Organization (CSO)...
    New ownership of Marquette Hotel in Cape (09/12/02)
    $6 million renovation could take 15 months Business Today The 21-year ordeal to find a use for the six-story, Spanish-style hotel in downtown Cape Girardeau officially ended Aug. 29 when owner Ruby Bullock signed over the deed to Prost Builders Inc. of Jefferson City...
    Gilster-Mary Lee has huge impact on county (09/12/02)
    suntimesnews.com By Glenn Graham, Director, Perry County Industrial Development Authority PERRYVILLE -- How many people realize there is a group of about 1,300 people in Perry County who, in the course of their daily work, cause about $500 million to flow through Perry County every year?...
    Keene - Countdown to retirement (09/12/02)
    Are you counting down the days to retirement? Is it just around the corner? A few months, at most a few years? Here's a checklist from the Financial Planning Association to help you make a successful transition into the next stage of your life: Think about what you want to do in retirement...
    Robert Landers (09/12/02)
    Robert G. Landers, 69, of Downers Grove, Ill., died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, in Downers Grove. He was born Dec. 18, 1932, in Melbourne, Ark., son of Robert Harrison and Virginia May Gaston Landers. He and Jo Ann Schaefer were married June 2, 1957, in Cape Girardeau...
    Zelma Carroll (09/12/02)
    BLODGETT, Mo. -- Zelma Christine Carroll, 83, of Blodgett died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter, Mo. She was born Dec. 15, 1918, in Neelyville, Mo., daughter of John Wesley and Cora Murrell Strayhorn. She and Clayton Carroll were married Dec. 4, 1940. He died June 22, 1993...
    Maecel Dorris (09/12/02)
    Maecel Dorris, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    William Prater (09/12/02)
    EUREKA, Mo. -- William "Bill" Harding Prater, 78, of Eureka died Tuesday, Sept. 10. Born, raised and educated in Zalma, Mo., Prater served during World War II with the U.S. Army in the Battle of Luzon. He and Joy R. Prater were married in 1945 and resided primarily in the Eureka area...
    Donnie Letgrate (09/12/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Donnie Eric Letgrate, 44, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002 at St. Louis University Hospital. He was born March 27, 1958, at Jackson, Mich., the son of Ottis and Lucille Archie Letgrate. He married Kathy Hansen on May 12, 1984, in East Prairie, Mo. She survives...
    Della Matney (09/12/02)
    Della Matney, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at River's Run Healthcare. She was born Dec. 16, 1909, in Jefferson City, Mo., daughter of Robert F. and Effie Ballard Miskell. Matney had been a waitress. Survivors include a son, Lawrence Matney of Advance, Mo.; a sister, Mabel Miskell of Cape Girardeau; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
    Virginia Paul (09/12/02)
    Virginia Willoughby Paul, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Aug. 4, 1919, in St. Louis, daughter of Albert Newton and Frances MaGee Willoughby. She and the Rev. Morris Otis Paul were married March 31, 1940, in St. Louis. He died Aug. 7, 1957...
    Births 9/12/02 (09/12/02)
    Foster Son to Jeremy Travis and Karin Kay Foster of Jackson, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 6:01 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002. Name, Cameron Troy. Weight, 6 pounds 14 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Foster is the former Karin Kelley, daughter of Sharon Kelley of Alexis, Ill. ...
    Cape police report 9/12/02 (09/12/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Sept. 12 Arrests Jeremiah Ramone Twiggs, 19, o0f 1200 Cousin was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear. Shannon Marie Adams, 22, of 20920 Old Toll Rd., Apt. 5, Jackson, Mo. was arrested Wednesday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear and contempt of court...
    Jackson fire report 9/12 (09/12/02)
    Jackson Thursday, Sept. 12 Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: An emergency medical service on North Russell. A washdown at Donna and Bainbridge.
    Out of the past 9/12/02 (09/12/02)
    10 years ago: Sept. 12, 1992 Midway and carnival rids are open as SEMO District Fair inaugurates Saturday start to eight-day event; also, 4-H horse show is held in afternoon in grandstand area; Sneak-a-Peek activities are planned Sunday, including open horse show...
    Time for Carnahan, Talent to debate (09/12/02)
    What a rare opportunity to express your beliefs, ideas, differences and abilities on national network television. This has been offered to JEAN CARNAHAN and JIM TALENT, Missouri's candidates for U.S. Senate, by "Meet the Press" host TIM RUSSERT. The debate, talk, question-and-answer format has tentatively been set for Oct. 7...
    Vote recount goes smoothly and quickly (09/12/02)
    The quick recount of the votes in the state representative primary for the 157th district, which takes in parts of Cape Girardeau and Perry counties, is a confidence builder all around. We add our congratulations to those already extended to Cape Girardeau County Clerk Rodney Miller and his Perry County counterpart, Randy Taylor, for their job well done...
    Fashion trends boost local clothing plant (09/12/02)
    Amidst the tough economic news of the last 18 months or so -- which worsened following the terror attacks a year ago, one Cape Girardeau manufacturing facility stands out as a beacon of hope. Officials at Thorngate Ltd., the local manufacturer of clothing for Hart, Schaffner & Marx, recently announced plans to increase employment by 10 percent at the Cape Girardeau facility...
    Former worker claims clinics use unlicensed help (09/12/02)
    To the editor: Megan Allen, a former Planned Parenthood employee in California who describes herself as being concerned for the safety of women, is suing two Planned Parenthood clinics, accusing them of using unlicensed workers to assist in abortions and of not following safety procedures. Unqualified employees, she said, are people without any medical background who are trained in-house...
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