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Stories from Tuesday, October 15, 2002

School districts advised to review anti-violence program (10/15/02)
NEWARK, N.J. -- The state Department of Education on Thursday advised schools to evaluate a touring anti-violence program that some groups charged uses "stealth tactics" to proselytize a Christian evangelical message to students. "It goes without saying that there should also be concern for student and community reactions to the program," Deputy Education Commissioner Dwight R. Pfennig wrote to county superintendents...
People & Things 10/15/02 (10/15/02)
Jackson senior earns spot in Who's Who Kristen Howard of Jackson has been accepted into Who's Who Among American High School Students, 2001-2002 edition. Howard is enrolled as a senior at Jackson High School where she is an "A" Honor Roll student and three-year letterman for the Jackson Lady Indians basketball team...
Cape Girardeau public meetings 10/15/02 (10/15/02)
Monday, Oct. 14 Tree Board, noon, Osage Community Centre Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, 5:30 p.m., city council chambers Historic Preservation Commission, 7 p.m., city council chambers Thursday, Oct. 17 Golf Course Advisory Board, noon, A.C. Brase Arena...
Defenses against chemical weapons in doubt (10/15/02)
WASHINGTON -- If Saddam Hussein used chemical and biological weapons against invading American forces, could American troops survive them? U.S. defenses against chemical and biological attack have improved greatly since the 1991 Gulf War exposed major flaws. Detection equipment is better, and an array of preventive and post-attack medicines is available for most chemical and biological agents...
Computers help students struggling with heavy books (10/15/02)
Something's missing at the new Sun Valley Charter High School in Ramona, Calif. There are no textbooks, only computers. That means students there don't have to lug heavy backpacks -- a familiar ritual for many young Americans who carry books from class to class and home at day's end...
Attorney general's wife, Talent to attend luncheon (10/15/02)
Janet Ashcroft, wife of Attorney General John Ashcroft, will appear with U.S. Senate candidate Jim Talent at a Women for Talent luncheon at 12:30 p.m. today at the Drury Lodge. Ashcroft has served the state of Missouri as first lady, special assistant to the attorney general and special counsel for the Department of Revenue. She was a business law instructor at Southwest Missouri State University and an assistant professor for Howard University School of Business...
City of Cape Girardeau permit status report for September (10/15/02)
Following is the September permit status of new buildings, expansions and remodeling projects and the status of those projects in Cape Girardeau: New buildings Americare Properties, Inc.; new residential care facility; needs address...
Fire department seeks cause of home fire (10/15/02)
Jackson firefighters responded shortly before 1 a.m., Monday, to a structure fire on Andrew Street. The fire began in the home's garage and spread inside. No one was injured in the blaze. A cause has not been determined, and the fire department is awaiting results from an investigator, said chief Brad Golden...
Infant's initial autopsy results inconclusive (10/15/02)
An initial autopsy has provided inconclusive results in the death of a 1-year-old Cape Girardeau baby who died Friday, police say. Cameron Lee Swader's heart apparently stopped while he was at home and he was taken by ambulance to Southeast Missouri Hospital, said County Coroner Mike Hurst. Family members and paramedics attempted to perform CPR, but he was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. Amber Swader and Anthony Odoms, both of Cape Girardeau, are the child's parents...
'Mighty work' lies ahead for crusade volunteers (10/15/02)
Though the task is large and the crowd small, the 40 volunteers who gathered Monday night at Red Star Baptist Church for a "Hope for America" rally believe that God is moving in the community. The crusade, with the Rev. Jerry Falwell as the opening speaker, begins Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Show Me Center. Other scheduled speakers likely will talk about the end times and second coming of Jesus Christ...
Consultant offers board options for expansion (10/15/02)
An in-depth study of Jackson schools that began in the spring of 2001 has the district considering options for expanding or relocating the overcrowded Jackson High School campus. In a special meeting Monday, the Jackson School Board reviewed a report submitted by independent educational consultant Jerry McCall of Lincoln, Neb...
Game follows adventures of high school student, friends (10/15/02)
Knight Ridder Newspapers Yu-Gi-Oh! is based on the Japanese comic book series and follows the adventures of Yugi, a high school student, and his friends, Joey, Tristan and Tea. When Yugi's grandfather gives him a puzzle to solve, the ancient Egyptian "Millennium Puzzle," Yugi pieces together the puzzle and unexpectedly takes on mystical powers. ...
How to play Yu-Gi-Oh! (10/15/02)
Knight Ridder Newspapers Two players battle each other with decks of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, which consist of monster cards, magic cards and trap cards. Players start with 8,000 "life points." The goal is to reduce the opponent's points to zero, thereby winning a duel. The winner of the best of three duels wins a match...
Drive nets chamber new members (10/15/02)
The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce has more than 30 new members, thanks to its membership drive last week, said president and CEO John Mehner. "By the end of the day, with checks in hand, we had more than 30," Mehner said. "But with the contacts made, we think we'll be able to get to 50 by the end of the month."...
YUGIOH! New craze could be bigger than Pokemon (10/15/02)
There's a new cultural infiltration by way of Japan, and this one's name is Yu-Gi-Oh! Haven't noticed yet? Stuck in the bygone era of Pokemon? Time to learn about a young animated hero named Yugi. Yugi started life as a comic-book hero before he jumped the Pacific Ocean into American consciousness. His TV show airs on the WB network. And his card game has youngsters, teens and even some adults regularly duking it out at home and at officially sanctioned weekly tournaments...
Business representatives line up for career fair (10/15/02)
Today is the day for local job-seekers to meet with a variety of prospective employers during the inaugural Career Fair at the Show Me Center. Sponsored by the Southeast Missourian and sejobsonline.com, the fair will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free...
Dreaming of a green Christmas? (10/15/02)
Santa's sleigh may be a tad lighter this season, and it won't be because he's dropped a few pounds. While retailers remain gingerly optimistic about 2002 Christmas sales, economists are forecasting a less-than-stellar holiday shopping season. More than two months before Christmas, stores are unpacking the trees and tinsel displays to greet what they hope are hordes of shoppers with lengthy gift lists and fat pocketbooks. ...
Missourians show little interest in constitutional reviews (10/15/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri is one of only 14 states that periodically give voters the chance to call a convention to rewrite or amend their state's constitution. In Missouri, the constitutional convention question automatically goes on the ballot every 20 years, including this Nov. 5...
Cameras to keep traffic rolling (10/15/02)
Several feet above the new traffic signals at the intersection of Sprigg and Normal streets -- an entrance to Southeast Missouri State University -- cameras sit atop thin poles, 25 feet above the pavement, for a bird's-eye view down both streets. Cape Girardeau city officials say these cameras -- the first placed at any intersection by the city -- are not looking to catch motorists disobeying the law. They're to assist in the movement of traffic...
Date for groundbreaking rescheduled for Oct. 30 (10/15/02)
Southeast Missouri State University officials have rescheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for a new parking garage and transit center for Oct. 30 so that U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson can attend. The ceremony had been set for Friday, but was rescheduled after school officials learned Emerson couldn't make that date. Emerson, who helped secure funding for the project, is scheduled to speak at the noon ceremony on Oct. 30, which will be held at the project site on New Madrid Street...
Tiny town solidly behind pilot accused in 'friendly fire' case (10/15/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The tiny Illinois town where Maj. William Umbach grew up is solidly behind the Air National Guard pilot as he faces criminal charges. "There's not one person in this town who wouldn't back Bill up," said Jerry Lynn, mayor of Easton, population 400, about 40 miles north of Springfield...
Another St. Louis police officer involved in shooting incident (10/15/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis police officer and a suspect were both wounded in a shootout Monday, marking the sixth time in less than three months that city officers have been shot at or drawn into gun battles with suspects. The latest shooting happened at around 12:30 a.m. ...
Computer system tracks hospital availability (10/15/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A statewide computer monitoring system announced Monday should allow health officials to immediately know what hospitals have room for emergency patients. Gov. Bob Holden and other state officials praised the system as an important homeland security tool -- something that could help spot trends of people showing up at hospitals in the case of a biological terrorist attack...
Missouri rails-to-trails project draws opposition (10/15/02)
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. -- Plans to convert a 29-mile stretch of abandoned railroad line in Missouri and Kansas into a recreational trail has created a tug-of-war between landowners and outdoor enthusiasts. The proposal calls for the old Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway line to be made into a trail that would allow people to walk and bicycle from Columbus, Kan., through Carl Junction before ending in Carthage...
State prosecutors want death cases individually judged (10/15/02)
CHICAGO -- Two state's attorneys on Monday urged Gov. George Ryan to make individual decisions on about 140 death penalty cases being presented to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board starting today -- rather than issue a blanket clemency. "Gov. Ryan owes no less to the victims and their families to give this case-by-case consideration," Cook County State's Attorney Richard Devine said. ...
Researchers stymied by block on government documents (10/15/02)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Some scientists are running into a major post-Sept. 11 stumbling block: Federal restrictions have eliminated access to information vital to their studies. The government has cut Internet links, stripped information from agency Web sites and even required federal librarians to destroy a CD-ROM on public water supplies. Researchers worry that the rush to protect national security will hurt their efforts and the public...
Consumer groups blame recall on lack of federal test standards (10/15/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Agriculture Department could have prevented a listeria outbreak and a recall of 27 million pounds of poultry meats if agency rules required companies to test for the bacteria, consumer groups say. More than 120 people were sickened and 20 people died in a listeria outbreak in northeastern states. ...
Government advice on travel to Indonesia (10/15/02)
WASHINGTON -- At one time, perhaps the worst fate that could befall a tourist on the picturesque and popular Indonesian island resort of Bali was crashing a rented motorcycle. "Accidents on rented motorcycles constitute the largest cause of death and serious accident among foreign visitors to Bali," the U.S. State Department said in a November information sheet...
Falwell apologizes for calling Prophet Muhammad a terrorist (10/15/02)
The Associated Press LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell has apologized for calling Islam's founder a terrorist, saying he "intended no disrespect to any sincere, law-abiding Muslim." In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," the conservative Baptist minister said he had concluded from reading Muslim and non-Muslim writers that Muhammad "was a violent man, a man of war."...
People talk 10/15/02 (10/15/02)
Judges uphold appeal of London tabloid LONDON -- Three appeal court judges ruled Monday that a British newspaper was justified in publishing a photo of Naomi Campbell leaving a drug addiction center, as the model had lied to the news media about her drug problems...
Guantanamo detention camp commander removed from his post (10/15/02)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The commander of the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, camp where suspected terrorists are being detained has been removed from his post, officials said. Brig. Gen. Rick Baccus left the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay on Oct. 9, amid unconfirmed reports he had philosophical differences with those interrogating detainees. Navy officials say Baccus was removed only because his duties at the base were consolidated with those of a commander who outranked him...
Consumers receive news of meat contamination (10/15/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- Dom Spatano, who runs a deli in the Reading Terminal Market downtown, said Monday he has changed what he puts in his kids' lunchboxes because of the biggest meat recall in U.S. history. "I stayed away from the turkey," Spatano said of a weekend trip to the grocery store...
Two teenagers plead innocent in Milwaukee 'child mob' beating (10/15/02)
MILWAUKEE -- Two teenagers charged as adults in the fatal mob beating of a 36-year-old man pleaded innocent Monday. Both were scheduled for trial Feb. 10 on charges of first-degree reckless homicide. Devin Beamon, 15, and Levar McNeil, 16, are among 11 boys and three men charged in the beating death of Charlie Young Jr. Nine of the youths are charged as adults...
Nation briefs 10/15/02 (10/15/02)
NYC Columbus Day parade marches on NEW YORK -- Did the mayor ruin the celebration by skipping New York's Columbus Day parade? Fuhgeddaboudit. Mayor Michael Bloomberg bowed out Monday after parade organizers said two actors from "The Sopranos" were not welcome because the HBO hit negatively portrays Italian-American life...
Little enthusiasm these days for investing in lackluster market (10/15/02)
WASHINGTON -- Almost two-thirds of Americans, including a majority of investors, say it's a bad idea to make a substantial investment in the market, says an Associated Press poll taken at a time the market has dropped to its lowest levels in years...
Bombings show terrorists' attraction to 'soft' targets (10/15/02)
WASHINGTON -- A tropical paradise, a discotheque, a wedding hall, a corner cafe: More and more, terrorists are hitting home by hitting civilians away from home. This weekend's deadly bombings in Bali, Indonesia, underscore how vacation destinations and other unsecured places are no longer out of bounds...
Bush deplores Bali bombing, offers U.S. help in investigation (10/15/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush called a car bombing in Indonesia that killed at least 188 people, including two Americans, a "heinous act" of terrorism, as the State Department ordered nonessential employees and all dependents to leave the country. The bombing Saturday, on the second anniversary of the al-Qaida-linked attack against the destroyer USS Cole off Yemen that killed 17 sailors, led the administration to evaluate its own official presence in the world's largest Muslim country...
Suspected sniper shooting reported at Home Depot in Virginia (10/15/02)
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- A woman was killed outside a Home Depot store Monday night, and police were trying to determine whether the shooting was related to the sniper spree responsible for eight deaths in the region in the past 12 days. "A female has been shot and killed," said Fairfax County Police Lt. Amy Lubas. The woman was felled by a single shot at about 9:30 p.m., authorities. All the other deaths were also caused by one shot...
Police deluged with jittery calls as sniper takes longest break (10/15/02)
By Stephen Manning ~ The Associated Press ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The longest lull yet in the Washington-area sniper's killing spree fueled fear and anxiety Monday as jittery residents flooded police with calls upon hearing automobile backfire, firecrackers or breaking glass...
Bush, Sharon to discuss possible Iraq attack (10/15/02)
WASHINGTON -- For once, Middle East peacemaking will not be at the top of the agenda when Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon calls on President Bush this week at the White House. Instead, the two leaders are expected to focus Wednesday on the prospect of U.S. war with Iraq and on the U.S. desire that Israel stay on the sidelines, as it did when Bush's father went to war with Iraq more than a decade ago...
Muslim leaders accept Falwell's apology (10/15/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Leaders in the two main branches of Islam welcomed an apology from the Rev. Jerry Falwell for calling the founder of their religion a terrorist. Falwell "deserves thanks for his return to the righteous path," said Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, the grand sheik of Al-Azhar, a Sunni Muslim mosque in Cairo. His comments came in a statement Monday to The Associated Press...
Greek conservative parties make gains in local elections (10/15/02)
ATHENS, Greece -- Conservatives made strong gains in local elections across Greece but fell short of the overwhelming victory they needed to force the long-governing Socialists to call early national elections, results showed Monday. With more than 95 percent of the vote counted, the center-right New Democracy party held huge leads in mayoral races for Athens and other cities. It also took a commanding lead in contests for regional governorships...
Party protests disqualification of elections in Serbia (10/15/02)
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica's party vowed to challenge the annulment of the Serbian presidential elections, claiming Monday that voter lists were inflated with the names of dead or nonexistent people. The State Electoral Commission said Sunday's election will have to be repeated because the turnout was 45.5 percent, falling short of the required 50 percent minimum...
Statement attributed to bin Laden hails attacks (10/15/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- A signed statement allegedly from Osama bin Laden claimed Monday that recent attacks in Yemen and Kuwait were designed to coincide with the anniversary of the war in Afghanistan and to send a "clear and strong message" to the world that his al-Qaida organization is still active...
Suspect in killing of banker's son confesses (10/15/02)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- A law student arrested for kidnapping and murdering the 11-year-old son of a prominent banker confessed Monday, the man's defense attorney and a prosecutor said. Magnus Gaefgen, 27, made a "full and comprehensive" confession during questioning by investigators, said defense attorney Hans-Ulrich Endres...
Ivory Coast mediators still hoping for truce (10/15/02)
BOUAFLE, Ivory Coast -- Explosions and gunfire shook a rebel-held city in a key cocoa region Monday, unsettling world markets for the product. West African mediators pushed for a truce to end the nearly monthlong conflict. The fighting in the Daloa, a city of 160,000 that was captured Sunday in a major victory for rebels, drove frightened residents indoors. Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo said government forces were retaking the city...
Remote control may have set off Yemini tanker explosion (10/15/02)
AL MUKALLA, Yemen --Yemeni authorities are investigating the possibility that an explosion on a French tanker here was set off by remote control, officials said. Officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said they have ruled out a suicide mission similar to one that killed 17 U.S. sailors when the U.S.S. Cole was rammed with an explosives-laden fishing boat as it pulled into a Yemeni harbor two years ago...
Shots fired from civilian vehicles at U.S. forces in Kuwait (10/15/02)
KUWAIT -- U.S. military forces in Kuwait came under gunfire Monday for the second time in a week, this time without any casualties. Shots were fired from two civilian vehicles on U.S. Army soldiers near a northern Kuwait training area, U.S. officials said. Nobody was injured and the soldiers did not return fire, according to a U.S. Embassy statement and a U.S. military spokesman at Camp Doha in Kuwait...
Indonesian officials link bombing with al-Qaida (10/15/02)
BALI, Indonesia -- Indonesia's government, reeling from a bomb attack that killed at least 180 people, acknowledged for the first time Monday that al-Qaida is active on its soil -- setting the stage for a possible crackdown on extremists. Stocks plummeted in the capital Jakarta, and markets sank elsewhere in Southeast Asia as tourists fled the country, already one of the region's most fragile economies...
World briefs 10/15/02 (10/15/02)
Princess Di's former butler on trial for theft LONDON -- A former butler to the late Princess Diana -- the man she called "my rock" -- pleaded innocent Monday to stealing hundreds of items from her and others in the royal family. Dressed in a dark suit, Paul Burrell nodded when asked to confirm his identity and answered "not guilty" to three charges of theft...
Probe begins of Ukraine's alleged sale of radar system to Iraq (10/15/02)
KIEV, Ukraine -- U.S and British nonproliferation experts began a 10-day visit Monday to Ukraine to investigate if the former Soviet republic sold an advanced radar system to Iraq in violation of U.N. sanctions. The investigation stems from a clandestine recording by a former presidential bodyguard in which President Leonid Kuchma is allegedly heard approving the sale of a Kolchuha radar system to Iraq for $100 million...
Hornets sting Tigers, sweep Central for road victory (10/15/02)
The last thing you want to do is make a hornet mad. If you're going to swat at it, make sure you kill it. The Central volleyball team learned that the hard way Monday night as the visiting Advance Lady Hornets came back to sting the Lady Tigers 15-4, 15-7...
Central outs Jackson 5-1 (10/15/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Central's softball team shook off the rust and beat Jackson 5-1 in the semifinals of the Class 4, District 1 tournament Monday. The top-seeded Tigers (20-5) hadn't played in 11 days but they'll play again today when Central meets third-seeded Poplar Bluff in the district final. The Mules (16-10) upset second-seeded Hillsboro 9-0 in the other semifinal...
Big OVC clash will motivate Indians this week (10/15/02)
If last week was a challenging one for Southeast Missouri State University's coaching staff, then this week should be a piece of cake. No, not because the Indians (5-2, 2-0 Ohio Valley Conference) figure to have an easy time with Eastern Illinois (4-2, 2-0) in Saturday's 1 p.m. homecoming game between the current OVC co-leaders...
Bulger to get 2nd start at QB (10/15/02)
ST. LOUIS -- In guiding the St. Louis Rams past previously unbeaten Oakland, third-string quarterback Marc Bulger threw three touchdown passes, dove for another and made no mistakes -- all the stuff of a poised leader. So on Monday, Rams coach Mike Martz affirmed his faith in the sixth-round draft choice from West Virginia, tapping him as the starter for Sunday's home game against Seattle...
Lofton's late single eliminates Cards (10/15/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- At long last, Barry Bonds will get his chance. Kenny Lofton hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning that sent Bonds to his first World Series as the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 Monday night to win the NL championship series...
Area sports digest 10/15 (10/15/02)
Area digest Otahks' Johnson wins OVC volleyball award Southeast Missouri State University's Emily Johnson is the Ohio Valley Conference volleyball player of the week. Johnson, a senior outside hitter, had 58 kills, 41 digs, 15 assists and 12 blocks last week as the Otahkians won three matches to move into third place in the OVC. Johnson ranks among league leaders in hitting percentage, kills and digs...
Fanfare 10/15 (10/15/02)
Baseball
  • The fans have spoken: Kansas City's new minor league baseball team will be called the T-Bones. The name was chosen from nearly 3,000 suggestions the team received in about two weeks, said team vice president Mike Hurd. Some of the other suggestions were Prairie Dogs, Twisters, Jazz, Blues and Racers...
  • Stanley - Charitable remainder trusts - Having your cake... (10/15/02)
    Charitable contributions remain an important part of most financial and estate plans. That's because charitable contributions offer the donor not only long-term financial benefits and personal satisfaction, but also significant tax savings. Although income tax rates have been reduced, they still remain high enough to sting. ...
    Mueller - The art of delegation, a process and more (10/15/02)
    Dale Carnegie said, " Delegation is the process of sharing responsibility for results. Leaders determine the ultimate objectives to be met and the resources available, yet they share and collaborate on the plan of action." Many of us do not even realize that we may not be using our time effectively, that we may be able to delegate work and not take on so much of it ourselves...
    Pyramid Clinical Services opens at Lorimont Place (10/15/02)
    Drug screening, DNA paternity testing Business Today Lorimont Place, a 90,500-square-foot corporate park development in Cape Girardeau, has announced Pyramid Clinical Services as their newest tenant. The 2,654-square-foot space located at 272 S. Mount Auburn Road will serve as a corporate and operational office for the medical services group...
    Internet delivered with S on its chest (10/15/02)
    By Greg Baker Special to Business Today If you currently utilize dial up connectivity to access the Internet then most likely you can not imagine a powerful figure wearing a cape and a logo S crashing through walls to get large files to your computer. ...
    Guest editorial - Vote no on Constitutional Amendment 2 (10/15/02)
    Collective bargaining issue and tax increase By Jim Kistler Associated Industries of Missouri Jefferson City Associated Industries of Missouri is urging voters to reject Constitutional Amendment 2 on the Nov. 5 ballot. The amendment would authorize collective bargaining for emergency service personnel -- personnel who should be accountable to Missouri taxpayers, not big union bosses...
    Scott County tax liens (10/15/02)
    Scott County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Tom Dirnberger, Scott County recorder of deeds, during the month of September 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...
    Leaving your legacy -- why endowments work (10/15/02)
    By Trudy Lee October is here again, bringing a chill to the air, beautiful fall colors, jack-o'-lanterns and Halloween candy -- and lots of mail from charities reminding you to make your annual gift before year-end. When you make that $10, $25 or $50 gift to your favorite charity, remember -- that charity considers you a partner in fulfilling its mission, whether it be educational, religious, medical or social service. ...
    Survey - jobs in Southeast Missouri (10/15/02)
    Southeast Missouri continues to be the best place in the state to be looking for a job. According to the Manpower survey, 37 percent of Southeast Missouri employers surveyed plan to add new employees during October, November and December while 63 percent plan no change and none plan any layoffs...
    TIF will be used for Sikeston mall improvements (10/15/02)
    Business Today BENTON - Scott County commissioners on Oct. 1 reviewed all 47 pages of the Tax Increment Financing agreement for the Sikeston Outlet Mall renovation with Jim Schwaninger, county economic developer. Following a public hearing, TIF commissioners had passed a resolution at their Sept. 17 meeting to recommend the county undertake the TIF project with Phil Boyer as developer...
    Stoddard County tax liens (10/15/02)
    Stoddard County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Kay Asbell, recorder of deeds, during the month of Septmeber 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...
    Buchheit's to open rental/repair store in Perryville (10/15/02)
    suntimesnews.com BIEHLE - Officials with Buchheit Inc. recently announced they would be opening a new rental and repair center in the Perryville area. The manager is Greg Statler. An official said the new store would be a full-service rental store, offering small power tools to large equipment, along with a full-service small engine repair center that will service Briggs & Stratton, Yard Machines by MTD, Troy-Bilt, Lawn-Boy, Gravely, Stihl, Karcher, Swisher, Brave Industries andAriens...
    Builder sees Vine Street as ideal for office buildings (10/15/02)
    Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- Last January Jim Bailey started construction on a 9,000-square-foot metal building for use as retail office space along the 1100 block of Vine Street. Rick Pigg Construction Co. completed the project in July and four of the six office spaces in the building are now leased. The rental offices range from 900 square feet to 2,700 square feet...
    Cape Girardeau County tax liens (10/15/02)
    Cape Girardeau County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Janet Robert, Cape Girardeau County recorder of deeds, during the month of September 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:...
    Newspaper classified readership up 29% in 2001 (10/15/02)
    Audience has more education and money HOUSTON -- Classified advertising readership, which declined in the three preceding years, increased 28.9 percent during 2001 in the 85 metro markets surveyed regularly by The Media Audit. "The number of adult classified readers increased from 14,680,000 in 2000 to 18,928,000 in 2001 in the 85 metro markets we survey," said Bob Jordan, co-chairman of International Demographics Inc., a 31-year-old market research firm that produces The Media Audit.. ...
    Business briefs (10/15/02)
    Southeast Missouri Cape Girardeau Tatmandu, a tattoo parlor, has opened at 733 Broadway. The owner is Karl Ketchum. Best Buy, North America's leading specialty retailer of digital technology and entertainment products, has opened at 3026 William St. The store manager is Steve Maxcy...
    People news (10/15/02)
    Southeast Missouri David Lynn has joined the staff of Coldwell Banker Hamilton Realty in Cape Girardeau as a sales associate. John Jennings has joined Big River Telephone in Cape Girardeau as a staff accountant. Kimberly Keser has joined Jackson Primary Care in Jackson as a registered nurse...
    Recognitions (10/15/02)
    Southeast Missouri Lonnie Lusk, accounting supervisor for Schott & Van de Ven Certified Public Accountants in Cape Girardeau, has attended a workshop on advising and consulting to the small business. Lusk learned effective methods for analyzing client needs and how to serve as an external business consultant...
    Business licenses (10/15/02)
    Cape Girardeau County Business Licenses (all located in Cape Girardeau unless otherwise noted) Unique Brides, 17 N. Main Gift Patch, 213 S. Plaza Way The Cottage, 1020 N. Kingshighway Flesh Hound Tattoo Studio, 47 S. Plaza Way Storybook Reflections, 688 Knobcone Lane, Jackson...
    Making down town like a new town (10/15/02)
    Business Today Revitalizing a downtown district takes enthusiasm and long-term commitment. Cape Girardeau's Main Street organization -- Old Town Cape -- is facing a significant period. It is a volunteer-driven organization that provides educational and organizational revitalization support to the downtown business district...
    Christian bookstore gets a nod from God (10/15/02)
    By Jill Bock Special to Business Today SIKESTON -- Margaret Williams believes in following your dreams. Her dreams have put her into a successful business that has continued to grow and prosper. The owner of Williams Christian Bookstore at 132 W. Center St. in Sikeston, Williams recalled the idea for the business was inspired by a friend from East St. Louis...
    Pumpkin crop yields good quality this season (10/15/02)
    By Leonna Essner Special to Business Today SIKESTON -- David Diebold and Donnie Beggs won't be found among the other Linuses waiting for the Great Pumpkin this Halloween. Unlike some pumpkin growers across the country, their pumpkins are a good size this year. Although early dry spells and late heat have affected the quantity of large pumpkins, there's still plenty available for area residents to purchase this fall...
    Disneyworld -- way beyond just the mouse (10/15/02)
    Disneyworld Orlando is a smorgasbord of activity not to be sampled for the weak of heart! Only a true vacation warrior can tackle "The Giant Mouse" and win. Once again I was overwhelmed by the variety of options this magical land offers. Disney is in a sense its own country, seriously! Disney has its own money, its own government and with the billions it draws both in visitors and "green backs," Disney is more like Mighty Mouse than Mickey Mouse in the travel industry...
    Bankruptcies for October 2002 (10/15/02)
    Bankruptcies filed through Oct. 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...
    Best Buy brings more high-tech to market (10/15/02)
    Business Today Best Buy is Cape Girardeau's newest place to buy high-tech stuff like DVD players, TiVo, home theaters, satellite radios, MP3 players and more. "I think people will be impressed," said Steve Maxcy, 50, the store's general manager, who has worked for Best Buy in St. Louis for a year and had been the manager for Kmart in Sikeston...
    Keene - Should you abandon the stock market? (10/15/02)
    It wasn't long ago that investors were lured by the siren song of instant riches in the bull market. Frenzied commentators and investors proclaimed that it was a new era for stocks, one that would never go down again. Now all we hear are the stock whiners -- in some cases the same people and publications that hyped stocks in the 1990s. ...
    Parker - Stretch IRAs, strategy for managing retirement assets (10/15/02)
    Who should benefit from your retirement assets -- you and your family or the federal tax coffers? The answer is easy: you and your family, of course. Achieving that goal is more difficult. These days, very few people stay at one job for their entire careers. ...
    Frosty's adds addition for flea market (10/15/02)
    By Lonnie Thiele Special to Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- "You can come in and order a good meal and while you're waiting you can shop," said Terry Mizell, co-owner of Frosty's Drive In. In early September, Terry and Patty Mizell opened Frosty's Flea Market & Unique Treasures after constructing a 36-by-68-foot addition to the eastern wall of their drive-in restaurant. The businesses are located off of Business 60 just east of the Black River Bridge...
    Amendment on utilities aims to free operations (10/15/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY -- If a city or county operates a public utility, the state constitution exempts that utility from oversight by the Missouri Public Service Commission. However, if multiple cities or counties jointly run a utility, it is subject to the commission's edicts...
    Jackson committee names long-range traffic priorities (10/15/02)
    Business Today JACKSON -- The extension of East Main Street to Interstate 55 and construction of an interchange at the interstate should be the city's top long-range transportation priority, say members of a committee advising Jackson on its traffic study...
    Progressive Farm Credit building new branch (10/15/02)
    Business Today DEXTER -- Progressive Farm Credit Services has broken ground for its new branch facility on Highway 60 just west of One Mile Road in Dexter. Due to continued growth in the branch loan portfolio and insurance sales, a larger facility was needed to replace the current location on South Walnut, according to company officials...
    Skate park to open in Ste. Genevieve (10/15/02)
    suntimesnews.com STE. GENEVIEVE -- A Ste. Genevieve alderman has announced the Ste. Genevieve Skate Park is on target and scheduled to open Oct. 31. "Larry Marler has indicated he will donate the land adjacent to the lower VFW Khoury League fields and the concrete slab. The VFW Khoury League fields are located between 4th and 3rd streets along the North Gabouri Creek," Alderman Jerry Klein said...
    Kinder Morgan plant decision again delayed (10/15/02)
    Business Today JEFFERSON CITY -- A decision that will determine whether a proposed power plant can be built in Cape Girardeau County will likely not be made until December. For almost two years, Colorado-based Kinder Morgan Power Co. has been seeking approval to build a 530-megawatt facility near Crump, Mo. ...
    Burge Irrigation awash in business (10/15/02)
    Business Today PUXICO -- Bill Burge and his wife, Nelda, and their son, Scott, opened Burge Irrigation in Puxico in 1994 and they say business has increased every year. The business employs 10 workers to drill wells and install and service irrigation pumps. With three drilling rigs, they sometimes dig three or four wells per day...
    Bank of Ste. Genevieve eyed by First Banks (10/15/02)
    ST. LOUIS - The Bank of Ste. Genevieve will soon have a new owner, if regulatory agencies give their approval, according to a news release from First Banks in St. Louis. Thomas Daiber, executive vice president and CEO of Allegiant Bancorp Inc., and James Dierberg, chairman and CEO of First Banks Inc., jointly announced Sept. 18 the signing of a definitive exchange agreement that provides for First Banks to acquire Allegiant's wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Bank of Ste. Genevieve (BSG)...
    Levee work begins in New Madrid (10/15/02)
    Equipment is moving the dirt on the New Madrid levee front in preparation for a $2.5 million riverfront improvement project. The work, done by the Corps of Engineers, will provide improved access to the river and allow for better maintenance of the levee...
    BBB issues warning about cable company (10/15/02)
    Business Today SIKESTON -- The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning against a Sikeston cable company, citing 110 complaints and reports regarding its service. Cable Direct at 1220 N. Main St. has had the complaints lodged against it since 1999, according to the bureau, which has given it an unsatisfactory rating...
    How to recognize the right salesperson (10/15/02)
    By John R. Graham What does it take to be the type of salesperson who produces positive results year after year? Just ask any sales manager or salesperson this question. Each one will have a ready answer. Not surprisingly, it usually mirrors the way they think of themselves...
    Jessica Maxwell (10/15/02)
    MOUNDS, Ill. -- Jessica Ad'aire Maxwell died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. She was born at the hospital earlier that day. Survivors include her parents, Jesse James and Nancy Renee Hagan Maxwell of Mounds; six brothers, Dwain and Dwight Vaughn and Milton Anderson, all of Mounds, Jesse Maxwell Jr. ...
    Rosamond Sander (10/15/02)
    Rosamond Spurrier "Billie" Sander, 86, of Jackson died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at her home. She was born Jan. 5, 1916, at Jackson, daughter of Emanuel and Lillian Armstrong Milde. She first married Frank S. Miller Jan. 24, 1942. He died July 16, 1954. She and Charles W. Sander were married Aug. 5, 1966...
    Cameron Swader (10/15/02)
    Cameron Swader, 1 year, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Sept. 23, 2001, in Cape Girardeau, son of Anthony Odoms and Amber Swader. Survivors include his parents; a brother, Steffon Swader; maternal grandparents, Rick and Cyndi Swader; maternal great-grandparents, Larry and Ernestine Swader; and paternal great-grandparents, Richard and Irene Johnson, all of Cape Girardeau...
    Agnes Lambert (10/15/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Agnes Jeanette Lambert, 89, of Sikeston died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1913. She married Earl Lambert, who died Sept. 20, 1976. Lambert and her husband established Lambert's Cafe in 1942. She and her son, Norman, and his wife Patti became partners in the business in 1976...
    Henry Elderbrook (10/15/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Henry Elderbrook, 76, of Sikeston died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born March 31, 1926, at Matthews, Mo., son of William "Willie" and Delpha Pierce Elderbrook. Elderbrook had been a plumber at a Veterans Administration hospital...
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