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Stories from Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Jackson resident enters guilty plea in rape case (04/15/03)
A Jackson man pleaded guilty Monday in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court to one count of second-degree statutory rape for having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl. Ulises Gutierrez entered his guilty plea to Judge John Heisserer, who ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for June 9. Gutierrez remains in custody in lieu of $25,000 bond...
Jackson officials - Median landscaping not likely (04/15/03)
Many Jackson residents don't want a median, anyway. Now, it appears it won't be much to look at, either. City officials said Monday night that they were leaning toward a low-cost approach to the median between the two east and two west lanes of the Highway 34/72 widening project. Low cost equals boring concrete...
People & Things 4/15/03 (04/15/03)
Two area Blue Blazers members appear on CNBC Trent Miller of Jackson and Karen Scholl of Frohna, Mo., recently traveled to New York City and appeared on financial news network CNBC as members of the Blue Blazers Investment Committee at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo...
Yellow ribbon project extended to Cape (04/15/03)
Two Jackson Middle School students got a nod from the Cape Girardeau City Council on Monday to extend their yellow ribbon project across the city limits. Columbia Sternickle and Morgan Stout, both students in an exploratory service elective class, said they plan to tie yellow ribbons around AmerenUE utility poles on U.S. 61 from the Jackson train depot to the Auffenberg Auto Park in Cape Girardeau...
What people are saying about rebuilding Iraq (04/15/03)
Now that the war in Iraq is essentially over, who should be involved in rebuilding the country? Who should pay for the reconstruction? Dereska Graham, Cape Girardeau "I think the U.N. should be asked about it, and countries that didn't back us should be asked to help. It's the least they could do."...
Like soccer? You'll love 'Winning Eleven' (04/15/03)
The Associated Press Soccer is a big hit with youngsters in the United States, although it's never really caught on at the pay-for-play level. Not so in the rest of the world, where enthusiasm for the game makes American fans of pro football appear to be comatose in the stands by comparison...
Tax deadline brings surge of last-minute filing (04/15/03)
The Bible has 774,746 words in it, and some people take an entire year to read it. Leo Tolstoy's novel "War and Peace" has 660,000 words and is considered mammoth. Now consider the Internal Revenue's tax code, which has a staggering 2.8 million words and if printed would fill almost 6,000 letter-size pages...
Roundabout proposed for new federal courthouse (04/15/03)
Is Cape Girardeau ready for another roundabout? A contractor drawing up preliminary plans for the new federal courthouse thinks so. A roundabout may be built just west of Cape Girardeau City Hall as part of the federal courthouse project, city planner Kent Bratton said Monday...
Cape Girardeau School Board reorganizational meeting (04/15/03)
5 p.m. today 301 N. Clark Ave. On the agenda: Accept election results Oath of office for new members Election of president and vice-president Appointment of standing committees Appointment of board secretary and treasurer Selection of delegate to MSBA assembly...
War coverage finding its way into high school newspapers (04/15/03)
SKOKIE, Ill. -- Jenny Klein and Becky Bloom dashed out of class when they heard students at Niles West High School were staging a walkout against the war in Iraq. Instead of picking up a placard, the 17-year-old seniors picked up their notebooks, and their story was in the online edition of the school newspaper, West Word, an hour later...
Area students find ways to cover war (04/15/03)
By Laura Johnston ~ ljohnston@semissourian.com 335-6611, extension 126
Math Field Day winners (04/15/03)
Nearly 700 students from 29 area junior and senior high schools competed in the 26th annual Math Field Day on April 8 at Southeast Missouri State University. Area winners as listed by school: Individual Events Cape Girardeau Central High School (large school):...
Officials hopeful current state budget stays in balance (04/15/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State officials are cautiously optimistic that Missouri will avoid another "April surprise" such as the one that left the state with a quarter-billion dollar budget deficit with two months remaining in the previous fiscal year...
California man pleads guilty to possessing cocaine (04/15/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A California man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to possession of nearly 77 kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Todd Graves said. Mario Alberto Bueno, 45, of Southgate, Calif., admitted that he possessed more than 5 kilograms of cocaine while driving on Interstate 70 in Callaway County on Jan. ...
Missouri Republicans' director steps down (04/15/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- John Hancock, who worked as executive director of the Missouri Republican Party for the past six years, said Monday he is stepping down to start a consulting firm. The new firm of Hancock and Associates Inc. will open its doors Wednesday and specialize in political and public relations. Hancock said his only client to this point is a familiar group -- the Missouri Republican Party...
Oregon's budget woes make state hotbed for teacher poaching (04/15/03)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Over at booth 725, Dallas-area schools recruiter Mark Speck was working the crowd of would-be teachers with the practiced finesse of a car salesman -- slapping backs, handing out souvenir watches and talking up life in a region that will need 8,000 new teachers next year...
People talk 04/15/03 (04/15/03)
Maguire, Mortensen up for MTV movie awards NEW YORK -- Tobey Maguire and Viggo Mortensen were nominated for best male performance, and the movies they star in -- "Spider-Man" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" -- each received a leading five nominations for this year's MTV Movie Awards...
Justice - Moussaoui can be tried in civilian court (04/15/03)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The Justice Department said Monday that accused terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui's rights can be protected in a civilian court, signaling the government is not prepared to move the case to a military tribunal. The department was responding to a stark warning nearly two weeks ago from U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema, who said she was disturbed by the government's "shroud of secrecy" toward Moussaoui and questioned whether his case could proceed in a civilian court...
Reality check - Other 'axis' nations note Iraq results (04/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- The rapid collapse of Saddam Hussein's government may have served as a reality check for the remaining states in President Bush's "axis of evil," Iran and North Korea. North Korea now says multilateral talks about its nuclear program -- which the United States wants -- are not a bad idea after all. Iran's former president, long allied with Islamic hardliners against the "Great Satan" America, is advocating a referendum on renewing ties with the United States...
Wait drags on for families of missing American soldiers (04/15/03)
WATERFORD, Conn. -- Amid all the jubilation over the rescue of seven American POWs in Iraq, Paul Patchem couldn't stop wondering about his 22-year-old stepson. Marine Cpl. Kemaphoom Chanawongse remained one of the handful of U.S. servicemen missing in action. The Pentagon says four of its troops are missing, but only two have been publicly identified: Chanawongse of Waterford and Army Sgt. Edward Anguiano of Brownsville, Texas...
Researchers complete sequencing of human genetic code (04/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- The book of genetic instructions for the human body is complete to an accuracy of 99.99 percent, a scientific achievement once deemed impossible but now considered the foundation for a new era of medical advances, an international research team said Monday...
Census Bureau releases detailed undercount, overcount estimates (04/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau said Monday that its 2000 count was least accurate in Indiana and Minnesota and did best in New Mexico and Colorado. A detailed report released Monday shows the census-takers didn't miss by much in any state. States in the Midwest had the highest overcounts, while Texas and California had some of the largest numbers of people missed, along with parts of the mid-Atlantic and rural West...
Bankrupt WorldCom files reorganization plan (04/15/03)
CLINTON, Miss. -- WorldCom Inc., trying to emerge from the largest-ever U.S. bankruptcy, unveiled a reorganization plan Monday that erases most of its debt, renames the company and moves its headquarters. WorldCom said it will take the name of its long-distance unit MCI, and shift its headquarters to MCI's base in the Washington suburb of Ashburn, Va., from Clinton, Miss., where it was founded by former CEO Bernard Ebbers...
Gunman opens fire with AK-47 in New Orleans school (04/15/03)
NEW ORLEANS -- Gunmen armed with an AK-47 rifle and a handgun opened fire in a packed high school gym Monday, killing a 15-year-old boy and wounding three teenage girls in a spray of more than 30 bullets that sent students scrambling for cover. Four suspects, ranging in age from 15 to 19, were arrested in a sweep of the neighborhood near John McDonogh High School, about a mile north of the French Quarter. Police chief Eddie Compass said he did not know if the suspects attended the school...
Health groups challenge new medical privacy rules in court (04/15/03)
PHILADELPHIA -- Health care professionals and patient advocates have sued to overturn new medical privacy rules that took effect Monday, claiming the regulations do more harm than good. The suit, filed in Philadelphia, said the rules crafted by the Department of Health and Human Services violate patient privacy rights by allowing insurance companies and other groups to view medical records without permission...
Emphasis shifting to helping Iraqis self-govern (04/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- By any normal gauge, the war with Iraq is over. Saddam Hussein's government is gone, all key cities are seized, major combat is winding down and two aircraft carriers are going home. Yet major questions remain, including the whereabouts of Saddam and any weapons of mass destruction and whether Iraqis can govern themselves after a quarter-century of one-man rule...
Philip Morris told to pay $6 billion in legal matter (04/15/03)
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Philip Morris USA got a break Monday as an Illinois judge ordered it to pay only half of a $12 billion bond the cigarette maker said would force it into bankruptcy and end payments to 46 states under the national tobacco settlement...
Infant, adult bodies found on California beach (04/15/03)
RICHMOND, Calif. -- A woman's badly decomposed body was discovered Monday on a beach in northern California, one day after an infant boy's body was found along a trail about a mile away. Authorities investigating the disappearance of 28-year-old Laci Peterson were called to the scene, but officials said they had no evidence to believe the body is connected to the missing woman...
World digest 4/15/03 (04/15/03)
Britain, Ireland want IRA peace commitment DUBLIN, Ireland -- Britain and Ireland will not publish their plans for Northern Ireland's future until the Irish Republican Army offers more proof that it's committed to peace, the province's British governor said Monday...
Four Islamic militants convicted in bombing outside consulate (04/15/03)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- An anti-terrorism court on Monday convicted four members of an outlawed Islamic militant group of orchestrating a truck bombing outside the U.S. Consulate in Karachi last year that killed 12 Pakistanis. Two defendants were sentenced to death by hanging and two were sentenced to life in prison. All four remained defiant after the verdict, and one called his sentence "a blessing."...
Moderate exercise isn't enough to ward off heart trouble (04/15/03)
LONDON -- A half-hour brisk walk every day may make you feel better, but it is not enough to ward off premature death from heart trouble, new research suggests. A study published this week in Heart, a British medical journal, found that only vigorous exercise -- such as jogging, hiking, climbing stairs, racket sports and swimming -- seems to help lower the risk of early death from heart disease. Other research has shown moderate exercise helps...
Report details ongoing crime, violence in Chechnya (04/15/03)
MOSCOW -- A human rights group charged Monday that government figures show dozens of Chechens disappeared or were killed in the first two months of this year, contradicting Russian claims that the breakaway republic is returning to normal. The group Human Rights Watch said the statistics -- allegedly prepared by the pro-Moscow administration in Chechnya and obtained from a government source -- reveal that the civilian population continues to be terrorized...
Scores of Iraqi cities coping inconspicuously (04/15/03)
The U.S. military says it controls most of Iraq, but the truth is that nobody controls much of anything. While military action and media coverage have focused mostly on the major cities -- such as Nasiriyah, Najaf and Basra -- scores of smaller cities remain inaccessible. And what's happening in them is essentially a question mark...
Combat all but over in Iraq (04/15/03)
Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit fell Monday with unexpectedly light resistance, the last Iraqi city to succumb to overpowering U.S.-led ground and air forces. A senior Pentagon general said "major combat engagements" probably are over in the 26-day-old war...
SARS a wrinkle in Cape teacher's travel plans (04/15/03)
The Great Wall. The Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square. For Sherri Sparks, they were just exotic places she was determined to see someday -- until she won a teaching grant for a three-week trip to China. She eagerly began learning the language and culture, regularly traveling to St. Louis for classes...
Meeting will plot country's future, but many are wary (04/15/03)
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar -- As the shooting dies down, the work of building a new Iraq begins with a tentative step forward -- a U.S.-picked gathering of some of the country's fractious factions to plot the nation's future. Today's meeting in the city of Ur, birthplace of the biblical patriarch Abraham in ancient Mesopotamia, brings together representatives from across the country: Kurds, Sunni and Shiite Muslims, as well as exiles who have lived for years outside Iraq...
Buried containers found near Karbala (04/15/03)
Eleven containers buried close to an artillery ammunition plant in southern Iraq were discovered by U.S. troops Monday and could be dual-use chemical and biological laboratories, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Ben Freakley told CNN. The 20-foot by 20-foot metal containers, which could be attached to semi-trucks or railway cars, were found by members of the 101st Airborne in Karbala. About 1,000 pounds of documentation was also found at the site, Freakley said. There was no evidence of weapons...
Notre Dame cruises to six-inning win at PB (04/15/03)
Notre Dame's baseball team used a strong pitching performance from Lee Essner and a big fifth inning to 10-run rule Poplar Bluff 11-1 in six innings Monday on the road. Essner pitched a compete game, striking out eight and allowing six hits. Notre Dame (6-3) took a 3-0 lead into the fifth inning, where it scored six runs...
Indians in unfamiliar chaser role in pursuit of OVC title (04/15/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team will try to bounce back from a disappointing Ohio Valley Conference weekend series today as the Indians welcome Arkansas State to Capaha Field for a 3 p.m. non-league game. The Indians had their school-record 14-game winning streak snapped during the second game of Saturday's doubleheader at Eastern Kentucky. Southeast also lost Sunday's series finale in their first OVC series loss since 2001...
Late tennis decision leads to high hopes for Notre Dame grad (04/15/03)
For a tennis player coming from a high school without a tennis program, Zach Miller has made the most of his tennis career at Quincy (Ill.) University. Miller started out playing soccer at Quincy, a sport in which he was successful at Notre Dame Regional High School. But when he lost interest in soccer after his freshman year, Miller began playing tennis with a friend on campus, something he hadn't done since before high school...
Williams goes home to North Carolina (04/15/03)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Roy Williams returned home to North Carolina, hoping to win the national championship that eluded him for 15 seasons at Kansas. The basketball coach, who grew up in the North Carolina mountains and learned his craft as an assistant to Dean Smith, resigned as the Jayhawks' coach Monday to take the job at his beloved alma mater...
Jordan says goodbye to DC fans (04/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- The sting of losing, punctuated by some harsh words from the coach, overshadowed everything at Michael Jordan's final home game. Jordan received a U.S. flag from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and had some computers donated to public schools in his name, but coach Doug Collins ripped Jordan's Washington Wizards teammates following Monday's 93-79 loss to the New York Knicks...
Blues win, go up 2-1 in series (04/15/03)
ST. LOUIS -- So far, the Blues don't miss Al MacInnis. Doug Weight had two goals and an assist and a stingy defense helped the Blues take control of their opening round playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks with a 3-1 victory Monday night. The Blues, who also got a goal and an assist from Pavol Demitra, lead the series 2-1 heading into Game 4 Wednesday night in St. Louis...
Cards keep Brewers in a slump at home; Pujols injures thumb (04/15/03)
MILWAUKEE -- Orlando Palmeiro tied a career high with four RBIs as the Cardinals kept Milwaukee winless at home with a 7-5 victory over the Brewers on Monday night. Brett Tomko (1-1) survived a shaky start to send Milwaukee to an 0-4 mark at Miller Park, and 0-4 against St. Louis. He gave up five earned runs on eight hits in 5 1-3 innings...
Nobody loses better than the Tigers (04/15/03)
DETROIT Maybe manager Alan Trammell and coaches Kirk Gibson and Lance Parrish should step out of the dugout and return to the Detroit Tigers' lineup. They couldn't possibly be worse than the players who produced the first consecutive 0-9 starts in major league history...
Area digest 4/15/03 (04/15/03)
Cape Girardeau pair lead Sikeston Drag Strip field SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dave McDonald led a pair of Cape Girardeau racers in the super pro class Saturday at Sikeston Drag Strip. McDonald ran 108.64 mph on a 6.187 time (6.18 dial) to finish ahead of Ron Simmons. Both are from Cape Girardeau...
FanFare 4/15/03 (04/15/03)
Briefly Baseball
  • Two spectators ran on the field and unfurled an antiwar banner at Monday's game between the Montreal Expos and New York Mets. Just after the Mets' Tony Clark hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, the fans jumped from the stands and ran on the field. They displayed a banner, which read: "No a la guerra" ("No to the war") with a drawing of a gun...
  • Be sure you get your money's worth (04/15/03)
    With the world economy on a slow crawl back from the devastation of September 11, there is some bright news on the horizon in unprecedented travel deals with deep discounts. The big question on everyone's mind has always been: Where do I go to get the best deal?...
    Mueller - Promoting from within, have a succession plan (04/15/03)
    Just the other day I was participating in a courses I offer, "Leadership Training for Managers." We drew an organizational chart for our companies. We identified those who have the potential to move up, those who are effective in their jobs right now, and those who have the potential to be effective in their jobs. We identified people who are not doing well and never will. This was all done in a diagram form that allows for easy readability...
    Stanley - Determining cost-basis of mutual funds shares (04/15/03)
    If you own mutual funds, you probably know that when you dispose of fund shares you incur a taxable gain or loss. The amount of the gain or loss is measured by the difference between your cost basis and the value of the shares sold. That sounds straightforward enough, but calculating the capital gain or loss on shares you sell can be a little tricky, when you sell only some of your shares. ...
    Tenet selling four Bootheel area hospitals (04/15/03)
    Business Today SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Tenet Healthcare Corp. announced March 18 it plans to sell or consolidate 14 hospitals, including those in Kennett, Poplar Bluff and Jonesboro, Ark. The plans are part of several initiatives Tenet said are designed to sharpen its strategic focus, reduce operating expenses and accelerate its repurchase of shares...
    Bankruptcies for April 2003 (04/15/03)
    BANKRUPTCIES Bankruptcies filed through April 10 for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeastern Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscott, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
    Cape downtown merchants to sponsor planting contest (04/15/03)
    The Downtown Merchants Association will sponsor the first annual Capescape Container Planting Contest throughout the Old Town Cape District. Beginning as soon as the season permits, merchants are invited to create a container planting of flowers, vegetables, herbs or combination to adorn the front of their business...
    Cape County commission OKs bonds for P&G expansion (04/15/03)
    Business Today Procter & Gamble can count on up to $163 million in industrial revenue bonds to finance expansion of its sprawling Cape Girardeau County plant. The Cape Girardeau County Commission voted unanimously on March 20 to issue the bonds and provide 25 years of property tax breaks, but voiced dismay that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources still hasn't granted the necessary air-quality permit for the project to proceed...
    Economy grew at small rate in fourth quarter (04/15/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The economy grew at a mediocre 1.4 percent annual rate in the final quarter of 2002, and many economists think it won't do much better -- and perhaps worse -- in the current quarter as the stagnant job market and war uncertainties make American consumers and businesses more cautious...
    Contract awarded for roundabout, U.S. 61 project (04/15/03)
    Business Today PERRYVILLE -- U.S. 61 will be widened and a roundabout constructed in Perryville as part of a $4.5 million project approved Friday by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The commission awarded the contract to Penzel Construction Co. of Jackson...
    Shred Plus -- it cuts through the paperwork (04/15/03)
    By Jim Obert Business Today In 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the California vs. Greenwood case that garbage is public domain. The court upheld a police search, claiming that bags of trash left on the side of the street were open to inspection by "animals, children, scavengers, snoops and other members of the public."...
    Factory Outlet revamps to add multi-state merchandiser (04/15/03)
    Business Today By Jill Bock Special to Business Today SIKESTON - The stores that give shoppers a new look are getting their own makeover. And it will be a makeover that should please customers, whether they travel down the block to shop at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores or down Interstate 55 from out-of-state...
    Keene - Long-term care insurance covers much (04/15/03)
    One reason many people balk at buying long-term care insurance is because they think it covers only nursing home care. And nursing home care is not something they want to think about. Yet only one in five people requiring some type of long-term care actually live in a nursing home. ...
    Editorial - Missouri Chamber endorses Holcim cement project (04/15/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY -- The state's largest employer organization has passed a resolution of support for Holcim (US) Inc.'s proposed cement plant in Ste. Genevieve County. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution endorsing the Holcim project, and called on the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to "grant approval of the necessary permits for construction of the proposed cement facility."...
    Business, group get achievement certificates for exports (04/15/03)
    Business Today A Cape Girardeau business that supplies parts to motorcycle shops around the world and an organization set up to assist businesses were given the U.S. Department of Commerce's Export Achievement Certificate on April 4. Motorcycle Stuff and the Small Business Development Center at Southeast Missouri State University were presented the certificates at a Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce event...
    Column - The sales career cycle -- staying on top (04/15/03)
    By John R. Graham Few can match Jack Welch's two-decade record at General Electric. While others may come close, he was consistently on top of his game. Even so, it's impossible to be up all the time, performing at maximum efficiency and effectiveness. ...
    Cape bridge on target for completion this year (04/15/03)
    Business Today Construction crews still have more concrete to pour and steel cables to string, but all the work should be done and the new $100 million Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge completed by late this year, Missouri Department of Transportation officials say...
    Cape air festival set to return July 11-13 (04/15/03)
    Business Today The Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival will take to the skies this year after a one-year hiatus because of difficulties in securing corporate sponsors. The "Heroes and Legends" festival is scheduled for July 11-13 at the airport and will feature Lima Lima, the world's only six-plane civilian formation aerobatic team...
    People news (04/15/03)
    SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Twila Brown has joined the educational services staff at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Jennifer Wallis is new unit coordinator for Southeast Missouri Hospital's Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center...
    Recognitions (04/15/03)
    SOUTHEAST MISSOURI The Southeast Missourian recently was honored with several awards from the Suburban Newspapers of America, including first place for its special-section coverage of "Our World Since Sept. 11." The paper won second place for best entertainment lifestyle section for its "Arts and Leisure" page and second place for its sports section. ...
    National wholesale baker leases warehouse (04/15/03)
    Business Today SCOTT CITY -- Wonder Bread and Hostess Cakes will soon have a new warehouse facility in the Cape Girardeau area. Tom Kelsey, commercial broker with Lorimont Place Ltd., has announced the national wholesale food company has leased a warehouse and office building at 1301 Warner St. in Scott City...
    Business briefs (04/15/03)
    SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BERNIE D's Citgo and Diner has opened at 610 South Walnut St. The owners are Derenda and Rick Hunsaker. CAPE GIRARDEAU Cape Glass & Tinting has opened at 1420 Independence. The owners are Chris Eaken and Richard Hendrix. Cycle Werx has opened at 1407 N. Kingshighway. The bicycle shop is owned by John Dodd, Tim Dodd and Dave Rinehart...
    Tech company lands federal GSA schedule (04/15/03)
    Expanding marketing effort SCOTT CITY -- Technology And Networking Inc. has announced it has been awarded a five-year GSA schedule from the federal government's General Services Administration, enabling the company to offer its comprehensive portfolio of technology support services to government civilian and DOD agencies...
    Rust Communications purchases Indiana paper (04/15/03)
    Business Today Rust Communications has purchased the daily newspaper in Bloomfield, Ind., from William Miles. The sale of the Evening World was effective April 1. Randy List, publisher of three other Rust newspapers in Greencastle, Brazil and Linton, Ind., will also be the publisher of the Bloomfield newspaper. Chris Pruett, general manager of the Linton Daily Citizen, will also be the general manager of The Evening World...
    Shawnee college to hold business showcase (04/15/03)
    Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Ill., will host the Southernmost Illinois Business Showcase from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 3 at the college's Educational Center on the main campus. The Business Expo is open to all businesses in the southernmost Illinois counties of Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski and Union. All businesses are invited, including home-based businesses, public service agencies, retail, service, construction and manufacturing operations...
    Cape Girardeau County tax liens (04/15/03)
    Cape Girardeau County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Janet Robert, Cape Girardeau County recorder of deeds, during the month of March are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue except as indicated by IRS designation. For information concerning the dollar amount of the liens, contact the recorder's office at 243-8123...
    Highway 34/72 widening project progressing (04/15/03)
    Business Today JACKSON -- The process of clearing out a path for a wider western highway entrance into Jackson has begun. The Missouri Department of Transportation has successfully negotiated with several property owners along the first phase of the Highway 34/72 widening, which runs from Hope Street to Main Street. The overall project will be done in three stages and will be completed some time after 2005. It will add two more lanes from Hope Street to the point where 34 and 72 split...
    Three Rivers HC opens new GI Lab (04/15/03)
    POPLAR BLUFF -- Three Rivers Healthcare has opened a new GI Lab at its south campus that features new equipment for diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal disorders, including a procedure not previously available in Poplar Bluff. Three Rivers Healthcare invested about $500,000 in new equipment for the GI Lab. ...
    SBC lowers long-distance rates for bundled services (04/15/03)
    Business Today SBC Communications Inc. on April 3 reduced its long-distance calling rates for consumers to a flat monthly rate in an attempt to ward off competition and retain customers. SBC, the No. 2 U.S. local telephone company, said its new residential service package will include unlimited local and domestic, long-distance calls, caller ID, and voice messaging for $52.95 a month in Missouri...
    Strip mall planned for Poplar Bluff intersection (04/15/03)
    Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- Three local entrepreneurs are bringing a new strip mall to the city. Ken McVey, Ken Maddox and Jerry Murphy have plans to build a mall on a 6-acre piece of land at highways PP and 67. "We plan on putting up a modern looking facility that would have the appearance of something you would see in the big city, such as St. Louis or Kansas City," said McVey. "The size and configurations are not finalized as of yet."...
    New agriculture book available (04/15/03)
    Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman announced that the "2001-2002 Agriculture Fact Book" is now available. "This new publication provides useful information on a variety of topics including homeland security, conservation, biotechnology, organic foods and energy sources."...
    Inside the Cape Chamber of Commerce (04/15/03)
    By Michael Wells communications director Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce May is membership drive month The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce has hired six-time Go-Getter Award winner Cathi Schlosser as our director of membership development in time to prepare for the annual membership drive in mid-May. ...
    Eddie Bauer store closing in Cape (04/15/03)
    Business Today Eddie Bauer is closing its Westfield Shoppingtown West Park store in Cape Girardeau on April 19, but a company official says the decision had nothing to do with the announcement that its parent company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection...
    Regional Planning Commission releases business report (04/15/03)
    suntimesnews.com PERRYVILLE - Business expansion continued in the Southeast Missouri region during the third quarter of 2002, despite the continuing stagnation of the national economy. The Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission has released its latest report of business development in the region...
    President's economic plan vital for small business (04/15/03)
    Business Today If our nation's economy is to return to full strength, America's small businesses will have to lead the way. That's because our nation's small businesses account for 99 percent of all employers and create three-quarters of all new jobs...
    Major projects under way in downtown Cape (04/15/03)
    Business Today Some new businesses are trying to get in on the ground floor of what many believe is the spring of a new epoch in Cape's downtown district. The four main projects -- the Marquette Hotel renovation into state office spaces; the development of the St. ...
    Stoddard County tax liens (04/15/03)
    Stoddard County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Kay Asbell, recorder of deeds, during the month of March are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue except as indicated by IRS designation. For information concerning the dollar amount of the liens, contact the recorder's office at 568-3444...
    Cape County shielded from major unemployment woes (04/15/03)
    Business Today Although many areas of the country suffered major layoffs in 2002, the Cape Girardeau area remained fairly protected, largely due to the diversity of employers in the region. Cape Girardeau County carries one of the lowest unemployment rates in Missouri -- hovering between 3 and 5 percent unemployed. In December 2002, the county had a 3.6 percent rate, below both the national and state averages of 5.7 and 4.8 percent...
    Opinion - What ever happened to cutting capital gains taxes? (04/15/03)
    By Raymond J. Keating Small Business Survival Committee Washington, D.C. The U.S. economy has been in a funk for almost three years now. Since late 2000, business investment has been in the dumper, with venture capital investment in free fall. Venture capital, of course, is the lifeblood of entrepreneurship...
    Allen Kidd (04/15/03)
    Allen H. Kidd, 65, of Whitewater died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 27, 1937, at Randles, Mo., son of Claude E. and Jewell Hitt Kidd. He and Karron Ellis were married Aug. 26, 1957. Kidd was a self-employed farmer, and was a truck driver with Brenda Kay Construction...
    Mary Mahoney (04/15/03)
    MOUNDS, Ill. -- Mary Mahoney, 92, of Paducah, Ky., died Monday, April 14, 2003, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. She was born Jan. 7, 1911, in Mounds, daughter of Clyde and Florence Chance Titus. She and Dewey Mahoney were married Nov. 29, 1932. He died July 23, 1983...
    Births 4/15/03 (04/15/03)
    Ressel Son to Dennis Wayne and Brenda Kay Ressel of Scott City, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 8:57 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2003. Name, Collin Edward. Weight, 6 pounds 15 ounces. Fourth child, third son. Mrs. Ressel is the former Brenda Westrich, daughter of Edward E. and Kathleen Westrich of Chaffee, Mo. She is a teacher with Cape Girardeau Public Schools at Alma Schrader Elementary. Ressel is the son of Lucas and Alice Ressel of Scott City. He is an electrician at K&K Electric...
    Cape fire report 4/15/03 (04/15/03)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, April 15 Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 2:25 p.m., grass fire at County Road 306. At 7:28 p.m., medical assist at 146 S. Lorimier. At 8:22 p.m., medical assist at 2847 Independence. At 10:06 p.m., smoke odor at 625 Independence...
    Cape police report 4/15/03 (04/15/03)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, April 15 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Jeffrey M. Augustine, 27, of 107 Independence, Apt. 1, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
    Out of the past 4/15/03 (04/15/03)
    10 years ago: April 15, 1993 Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle says he won't file charges against treasurer of Elect-A-Neighbor Committee for alleged violations of state disclosure laws; in four-page explanation, Swingle says he doesn't believe Mary Ann "Miki" Gudermuth had any criminal intentions when her committee omitted proper disclaimer on its yard signs and newspaper advertisements; in October, former city councilman Curtis Smith filed complaint against committee.. ...
    Television, newspapers wrong on war in Iraq (04/15/03)
    By James G. Lakely ~ The Washington Times Television screens, newspapers and magazines across the globe last week featured images of a joyously liberated Baghdad. It was a scenario wholly contrary to a future many of those very same media outlets predicted just days before...
    Merger idea deserves a little more thought (04/15/03)
    There are so many puzzling questions about last week's abrupt announcement that Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., wants to merge into the vast University of Missouri system. So let's start with this: Why would the 60,000-student, four-campus University of Missouri bother with a 6,500-student campus that is closer to Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas than to most of Missouri's 114 counties?...
    Scott City incident affirms problems of teen drinking (04/15/03)
    To the editor: Unfortunately, your articles about the Scott City after-prom party reaffirm what many educators across the nation have been fighting for years. National statistics show that teenage use of alcohol is on the upswing and that the most common form of abuse is binge drinking. The scenario described in your recent articles exemplifies those statistics. The worst part is that some parents accept and reaffirm this self-destructive behavior...
    Drury has shown what can happen with cooperation (04/15/03)
    To the editor: Jim Drury is right. His comments in Saturday's Southeast Missourian are very welcome words to all progressive citizens and community leaders of Cape Girardeau. His claim that the community is divided -- "That's why we are not progressing," he said -- and that he wants to see community unity is right on target...
    Speak Out A 04/15/03 (04/15/03)
    Cutting from the top I ADMIRE the Illinois governor. He has gotten the message. He's trimming from the top and using his intelligence to find other ways to help the budget crisis besides milking the middle class for more taxes. We have bailed cities out too many times. There are other ways. I hope Gov. Bob Holden in Missouri follows through and starts cutting from the top also...
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