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Stories from Sunday, June 15, 2003

Illinois seeks public input on I-66 route (06/15/03)
Metropolis, Ill., and Cape Girardeau might as well be on different planets as far as Clyde Wills is concerned. Wills, a newspaper publisher in the Ohio River town of Metropolis, says he hasn't visited Cape Girardeau in years even though the cities are only 45 miles apart...
Tickets cut cell phone use in NYC (06/15/03)
NEW YORK -- It was a small skirmish in New York state's battle to stop motorists from using hand-held cell phones while driving. Eliezar Chassine, a 48-year-old psychotherapist, received a ticket in April for talking on a cell phone while driving south on 11th Avenue in Manhattan. He decided to fight, saying he had been using a hands-free speakerphone, which is permitted, along with headsets...
A boy and his dog (06/15/03)
As far as Caralot's Sir Geoffrey was concerned, Saturday stunk. And not in the good way. There was the two-hour drive from Pacific, Mo., to Cape Girardeau. Then there was sitting on the balcony at A.C. Brase Arena Building, watching hundreds of other dogs go through their paces below...
Dog show days of summer (06/15/03)
More than 500 keen canines of 88 different breeds, along with their no-nonsense owners, crowded into the A.C. Brase Arena Building Saturday to compete in the 88th Southeast Missouri Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show. The show drew people from 33 states and Sweden, each longing to return home with their dog as a winner, said Bill Busch, show chairman...
Concealed weapons bill renews gun debates (06/15/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Ever since the Missouri Legislature approved a bill last month that would give state residents the right to carry concealed firearms, Vince Bowman has noticed excitement about the prospect among patrons at Shooters Gun Shop in Cape Girardeau...
KC civil rights leader Bluford dies at age 91 (06/15/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lucile Bluford, longtime editor and publisher of The Call newspaper and a civil rights champion in Kansas City, has died. She was 91. Bluford, who suffered a stroke five years ago, had been hospitalized for several days with an infection before she died Friday...
Illinois State Military Museum gets new home (06/15/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Under camouflage netting, facing a map of the seven continents, visitors to the Illinois State Military Museum begin their journey through decades of the Prairie State's participation in combat. "This is a lot like a military briefing area," said Mark Whitlock, the curator of the museum, which opened in new quarters this week...
Audit says Illinois agency overpaid contractors (06/15/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois' economic development agency did not properly oversee outside computer consultants, paying them to attend training seminars and for holidays, vacation and sick time, an audit reported Thursday. Auditor General William Holland also reported that the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs paid $1.3 million for a Web site to a company that went bankrupt before the agency learned how to maintain it...
Elementary student mistakenly lands on military recruiting lis (06/15/03)
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- First the Marines came calling. Now the Navy wants Joey Crossman. But is Joey ready? After all, he's only 7. The name of the elementary school student mistakenly landed on military recruitment lists, most likely through a magazine subscription, and the military has been wooing him ever since...
Prosecutor rules out charges in death of tot left in hot van (06/15/03)
LAS VEGAS -- A high school teacher who accidentally left his 7-month-old son in a hot van for eight hours will not face charges in the boy's death, a prosecutor says. A child neglect charge was not appropriate because Centennial High School teacher David Fish did not intentionally neglect or abuse his son, Hayden, Clark County District Attorney David Roger said in a memo Friday...
Hearing may reveal details on March grenade attack in Kuwait (06/15/03)
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- A deadly grenade attack on troops sleeping in their tents in Kuwait is all the more jarring for survivors and relatives because of the man accused: a fellow U.S. soldier. An Article 32 hearing, similar to a civilian grand jury, begins Monday for Sgt. Hasan K. Akbar, who is charged with killing two officers and injuring 14 others in the March 23 attack...
Judge sentences teen to life for kidnapping (06/15/03)
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A teenager who was 14 when he kidnapped a businessman and shot at police has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole, becoming one of the youngest defendants in California history to receive the penalty. Antonio Nunez, now 16, was sentenced Friday by Orange County Superior Court Judge William Froeberg, who rejected arguments that the sentence was cruel and unusual punishment...
Police- Video shot by suspect is key evidence in assault (06/15/03)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A teenager is facing assault charges for a sucker punch videotaped by a friend, but the charges never would have been filed if news stations across the state hadn't repeatedly broadcast the video. A witness led police to the teen with the videocamera, who still had the footage in hand, but the victim was gone. With no victim, no charges would be filed...
At least 9 dead after Oregon charter fishing boat capsizes (06/15/03)
GARIBALDI, Ore. -- A large wave flipped over a charter fishing boat carrying 19 people off the northern Oregon coast Saturday, killing at least nine, the Coast Guard said. Two people were missing several hours after the capsizing. Rescuers searched near a long, rocky jetty at the mouth of Tillamook Bay, an area known for high waves and swirling currents...
Man arrested for calls threatening Washington dam (06/15/03)
SPOKANE, Wash. -- An eastern Washington man has been arrested on federal charges accusing him of threatening to blow up Grand Coulee Dam. Richard Vialpando, 40, is charged with nine counts of maliciously conveying false bomb threats. He was arrested Friday at his home in Othello, about 100 miles southwest of Spokane, and ordered held without bail...
AmeriCorps expects funding cuts (06/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- AmeriCorps is planning to cut funding for some of the more than 2,000 nonprofit and other groups that rely on grants from the community service organization, a spokesman said Saturday. On Monday, the Corporation for National and Community Service -- which oversees AmeriCorps -- will announce its first round of program grants for the coming year, leaving off the list some programs that have received funding in the past, said Sandy Scott, spokesman for the corporation...
Bottled water market is booming despite environmental concerns (06/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- Walk through the beverage aisle of a store and it is hard to miss the seemingly endless supply of bottled water on the shelves. Sparkling, fizzy, mineral, distilled, purified -- bottled water comes in many forms as well as flavors such as lemon, black cherry, raspberry, kiwi and strawberry...
water use graphic . 9C (06/15/03)
WATER USE Water is used for many things, from electricity production to dishwashing. Some of the government's facts on water: A person uses about two gallons of water for brushing teeth. When taking a five-minute shower, a person is soaked by 25 gallons to 50 gallons of water...
July 4 celebration in Iowa features goat races (06/15/03)
MYSTIC, Iowa -- This dwindling Iowa town is hoping goat races will revive its Independence Day celebration. The clatter of hoofs on the brick main street will be heard July 5 during the first annual Mystic Goat Races. Once a bustling coal town of 3,000 people, the town near the Missouri border, now has about 600 residents...
CDC- Diabetes risk rising for children (06/15/03)
NEW ORLEANS -- One in three U.S. children born in 2000 will become diabetic unless many more people start eating less and exercising more, a scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns. The odds are worse for black and Hispanic children: Nearly half of them are likely to develop the disease, said Dr. K.M. Venkat Narayan, a diabetes epidemiologist at the CDC...
Mormon crickets invade the West, creating disgusting mess (06/15/03)
PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. -- Swarms of Mormon crickets are marching across the West, destroying rangeland and crops, slickening highways with their carcasses and leaving disgusted residents in their wake. "It's yucky," said Amy Nisbet of Elko in northeast Nevada, where this year crickets made their first appearance in recent memory. "You drive down the street and they pop like bubble wrap."...
Sally Ride (06/15/03)
HOUSTON -- Twenty years after becoming America's first woman in space, Sally Ride finds herself investigating yet another shuttle disaster -- a discouraging way to mark the anniversary of her history-making flight. The former astronaut is the only person to take part in both the Challenger and Columbia accident inquiries and has seen all the space shuttle program's warts up close. ...
Viburnum leaf beetle (06/15/03)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Wanted: Home gardeners, landscapers, and 4-H groups to help track the spread of a tiny, ravenous beetle that chews flowery shrubs into skeletons. No experience necessary. To track the rapid migration of the viburnum leaf beetle across the nation, Cornell University scientists are recruiting volunteers to scout back yards, gardens, parks and nature centers for evidence of the pest...
Ranch hand kills one, injures six at bar, then shoots deputy (06/15/03)
By Curt Woodward ~ The Associated Press ENNIS, Mont. -- A ranch hand shot seven people, killing one, outside a bar early Saturday, then wounded a sheriff's deputy and led other officers on a 100 mph chase toward the Montana-Idaho border before being captured, police said...
Ban of abortion procedure won't stop dispute (06/15/03)
NEW YORK -- On one main point, there is agreement: Congress and President Bush are about to enact the first federal law prohibiting an abortion procedure, a milestone in the fight over legalized abortion. Almost every other aspect of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act -- even its title -- is bitterly disputed. That's going to continue even after the measure becomes law, though the venue will switch from Congress to court...
Police chief involved in sniper hunt has book (06/15/03)
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- A book by the police chief who helped lead the Washington-area sniper investigation has been posted for preorder sales on the Internet, despite a ruling from a county ethics commission that he stop the project. Charles Moose appealed the commission's decision, but state and federal courts have yet to rule. Moose's New York publisher, E.P. Dutton, meanwhile listed the book, "Three Weeks in October," on Amazon.com...
Feuding Hatfields, McCoys sign truce (06/15/03)
PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- A pen and ink sealed the end of Appalachia's most infamous bloody feud instead of a shotgun and bullets. Descendants of the Hatfield and McCoy families gathered Saturday in Pikeville to sign the truce, making a largely symbolic and official end to a feud that had claimed at least a dozen lives from the two mountain families...
Pennsylvania mayor loves to perform weddings (06/15/03)
YORK, Pa. -- Robb Green has performed weddings in the bed of a truck, the hall of a museum, the top of a Ferris wheel and in a junkyard. "The only weddings I won't do are those that involve something illegal or bungee cords," said Green, the mayor of Jefferson...
One prairie dog may be linked to 18 monkeypox cases (06/15/03)
MADISON, Wis. -- A single prairie dog infected with monkeypox before health officials identified the virus may have been responsible for spreading monkeypox to half of the human cases in Wisconsin, a state health official said Saturday. "A lot of people got exposed over time," said Robert Ehlenfeldt, acting state veterinarian. "That exposure would have happened before we knew what we were dealing with."...
Nation's doctors meet amid turmoil in health care (06/15/03)
CHICAGO -- The nation's largest doctors' group is meeting this week amid turmoil in U.S. medicine and efforts to maintain its membership and political clout. Nationwide calls for malpractice insurance changes, a Medicare overhaul, and health concerns ranging from West Nile virus to bioterrorism are the backdrop for the annual meeting of the American Medical Association...
Violent raids on Tehran dorm prompt arrests of hard-liners (06/15/03)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Police on Saturday arrested dozens of pro-clergy militants who smashed their way into university dormitories and beat up sleeping students in a wave of violence aimed at putting down protests against Iran's Islamic government. The arrests appeared to be an attempt by Iran's ruling hard-line clerics to rein in their militant supporters, reflecting fears that the violence might only stoke the past week's anti-government protests, which were the largest in months...
Southeast Missourian all-star baseball team (06/15/03)
THE FIRST TEAM Pitcher John Thies, Central, seniorStats: 7-3, 2.15 ERA, 92K, 27W, 71 2/3 innings Notes: A strong left-hander who proved he was much better than 3-8 record he compiled a year earlier. Still had impressive 2.75 ERA his junior year. Threw no-hitter against New Madrid County Central in SEMO Conference tournament. Struck out 14 Notre Dame batters in 6-0 shutout. Will attend Meramec Community College on baseball scholarship. Played major role in Central going 18-10 after 9-14 season...
Oran's Graviett suited for area's top title (06/15/03)
Smiling and easygoing, Trey Graviett is of the unpredictable sort. He'll have teammates scratching their heads with a tangent thought in midconversation. He bats right-handed and uses his right hand to eat and write. But just when it's apparent he's right-handed, he throws a curve -- or possibly a slider or fastball -- left-handed...
CWS NOTEBOOK Clemens shares past with Rice's Graham (06/15/03)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Rice coach Wayne Graham had a special player in 1981. While coaching at San Jacinto-North Junior College, his first squad there featured a young pitcher named Roger Clemens. The freshman helped Graham's club go 43-7 that season. Graham went on to win seven national junior college championships before taking the Rice job 12 years ago...
Neuheisel makes plea to keep job (06/15/03)
MEDINA, Wash. -- Rick Neuheisel maintains he did not break NCAA rules when he gambled on college basketball tournaments and believes he should keep his job as Washington's football coach. Neuheisel addressed reporters Saturday at his lakeside home, two days after athletic director Barbara Hedges announced her decision to fire him...
Rice pitcher adds SMS to a record win streak (06/15/03)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Working on a one-hitter through eight innings, Jeff Niemann ignored cramps in his legs and went out for the ninth. But after giving up back-to-back home runs, the big Rice right-hander was just happy to walk away with the victory as the Owls held on to beat Southwest Missouri State 4-2 in the College World Series on Saturday...
Letter (06/15/03)
To the editor: In today's society, high school sports are extremely competitive. Tryouts usually last several days and are quite strenuous. Students chosen as members of a team take on a serious responsibility. As a team, whatever action athletes make reflects and affects the whole team. However, many athletes fail to represent their team in an adequate manner...
Hershey meet is a chance to shine for area athletes (06/15/03)
Some of the area's top athletes showed their strength Saturday at Central Junior High School, all of them chasing a spot in the state Hershey Track and Field Meet. The area Hershey qualifying meet offers children ages 9 to 14 the chance to go all the way to the national meet in Hershey, Pa., in events like dashes, runs, standing long jump and softball throw. ...
Yankees' batters reign in soaking of Cardinals (06/15/03)
NEW YORK -- Thanks to Jason Giambi and Hideki Matsui, the runs came as fast as the rain for the New York Yankees. Giambi hit a pair of two-run homers and Matsui had four RBIs as the Yankees roughed up the Cardinals 13-4 on a damp Saturday. Ruben Sierra and Raul Mondesi also homered as the Yankees won their third in a row since manager Joe Torre called a team meeting after New York was no-hit by a record six Houston pitchers...
Game 6 may be Kidd's last with Nets (06/15/03)
Spurs try to claim NBA crown tonight at home. By Chris Sheridan ~ The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO -- Jason Kidd was due to arrive here at 3:45 p.m. Saturday. He may return to New Jersey after Game 6 tonight, or he could stay through Wednesday night if the Nets force a Game 7...
Another gritty round gives Furyk the lead (06/15/03)
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -- Not since Tiger Woods has anyone been under par by double digits at a U.S. Open. Not since Woods has anyone looked as much in control as Jim Furyk. While Woods, Vijay Singh and everyone else around him fell apart, Furyk surged ahead Saturday at Olympia Fields with a 3-under 67 to shatter the 54-hole scoring record at the U.S. Open...
The 20-game loser club (06/15/03)
To say Brian Kingman is alarmed might be overstating the situation. Let's just say that baseball's last 20-game loser is aware of what's going on with the woeful Detroit Tigers and poor Mike Maroth, and he's a tad concerned. "What'd he have? Ten losses by Easter?" Kingman cracked...
Sturgeon numbers hit new lows amid demand for caviar (06/15/03)
The two Missouri game wardens were only looking for fish bait to stock their raccoon trap late last year. Referred to a Frohna, Mo., fisherman's place, they came across his catch of sturgeon, topped with two pale lunkers -- each obviously longer and fatter than the rest of the bony-backed batch...
Vijay needs to sing a different tune now (06/15/03)
By Thomas Boswell ~ The Washington Post If Tom Watson shot 65, then Vijay Singh shot 62 the next day, the top feel-good and feel-bad golf stories would've hit the U.S. Open back-to-back. That quip, and variations on the theme, was heard all over Olympia Fields Country Club on Friday. ...
Bears' unlikely postseason has added spice to College World Ser (06/15/03)
It hasn't created quite the buzz as a midmajor program pulling off some huge upsets in the NCAA basketball tournament, but what Southwest Missouri State's baseball team has accomplished in the postseason is nothing short of remarkable in its own right...
FanSpeak (06/15/03)
Nice job, Oran TO THE Oran Eagles: Congratulations! You did great. Let's hear the truth I KNOW for a fact that there have been indiscretions committed by a person very well known in the local sports community, yet you have published nothing about it. What does it take? Are you refusing to investigate serious allegations, or is this a sign of favoritism in our local media?...
Area digest (06/15/03)
Ford and Sons knocked out of tournament Ford and Sons Cape Girardeau Senior American Legion baseball team was knocked out of the Jonesboro, Ark., tournament after a 10-4 loss to Batesville on Saturday. Lee Essner gave up seven runs in the first two innings and took the loss...
Sunday FanFare 6/15/03 (06/15/03)
Briefly Baseball
  • The Indians on Saturday signed 21-year-old outfielder Brad Snyder, their first-round pick in last week's draft. Snyder, the 18th overall pick in the draft, recently completed his junior season at Ball State, batting .405 with 14 homers and 61 RBI in 55 games...
  • Owners of dinosaur museum strive to keep their 'labor of love' (06/15/03)
    DICKINSON, N.D. -- Larry and Alice League are the founders, curators, cashiers and janitors of a bare-bones operation. The Dakota Dinosaur Museum is their labor of love, an exhibit that features 11 full-scale dinosaurs, including a 25-foot triceratops skeleton and a 6-foot triceratops skull, both of which are real, not casts or sculptures...
    W.Va. town claims first Father's Day celebration (06/15/03)
    FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- In the summer of 1908, the story goes, sadness ran so deep it just had to be shared. As the birthday of her own late father neared, 41-year-old Grace Golden Clayton was thinking about loss -- her own at first, then those of the children around her...
    Following in their father's footsteps (06/15/03)
    They already share so much -- physical traits, personality quirks, family history. But for some fathers and their children, the bond goes even further. Father's Day is traditionally the day when children tell their fathers how much they love and appreciate them. But some area children get a chance to make their fathers proud every day -- and get paid, too...
    Windsurfing makes Columbia River Gorge into a 'play zone' (06/15/03)
    HOOD RIVER, Ore. -- They are returning now, the wind worshippers who swarm into this scenic Columbia River town every year from all corners of the world to squirm into their wetsuits, hop onto their windsurfing boards and go tearing across the whitecaps at 30 mph and more...
    Florida girl takes unexpected ride (06/15/03)
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A 7-year-old took an unexpected ride when her mother's illegally parked minivan was towed with the girl inside. The girl was inside the van Tuesday morning when it was towed from a parking lot, said police Sgt. Orlando Rolon. The girl was discovered a few blocks later when the tow truck driver stopped to check on a loose wheel strap and noticed her, police said...
    Country charm (06/15/03)
    Built on a stately hillside, the home at 806 Grove St. in Scott City seems like it should be a country estate. With its classic white siding and hunter-green shutters, this is definitely a country classic. Outside, the family can enjoy swimming in an in-ground pool, neatly enclosed by white vinyl fencing. ...
    Queasy stomachs beware (06/15/03)
    It was the noon hour break at our eighth-grade, one-room schoolhouse. A few of us were still standing in a semicircle around Yearbo Job Teateser listening to him tell about his family. According to Yearbo, all of his family, including two babies, came from the Old Country. He said his daddy was the best railroad tie cutter anyone had ever seen and that they had crossed oceans, rivers and mountains to land smack dab in the middle of our community because railroads were so important to us...
    Mueller - Building business relationships (06/15/03)
    At Dale Carnegie Training we truly believe people are our best assets in business. Sooner or later someone may one-up you regarding technology, someone may be able to beat your prices, but are they people-sensitive, can they be counted on in regards to personal service? Hopefully not...
    Parker - Retirement planning-- scared or prepared? (06/15/03)
    If you are planning on winning the lottery, don't bother reading this. For the rest of you, however, it is never too early to begin planning for a comfortable retirement. Given the new economic realities of retirement planning, building up a nest egg is a top priority. ...
    Stanley - On the tax edges of life (06/15/03)
    Life's only certainties, so goes the saying, are death and taxes. Life insurance policies not only help cushion against the economic impact of the former, but may also offer the auxiliary benefit of providing assets to pay for the latter. That's why if you or those close to you own life insurance, you should be well aware of the tax advantages it may offer under certain scenarios...
    How powerful is a dog's bite? (06/15/03)
    By Dr. John KochQUESTION: I know that a dog's bite is very powerful. How much pressure can be applied by a dog's jaws when it bites? ANSWER: Some dogs are capable of applying between 500 and 700 pounds of pressure per square inch when they bite. ...
    Children 'clean up' for start of summer (06/15/03)
    It all started with the question, "Why is the dog wet?" Sometimes you don't want to know the answer. On the first afternoon of their summer vacation, 11-year-old Becca and her good friend, Allie, decided to play with the hose in our backyard. Our pet Sheltie, Cassie, wanted to play too. According to Becca, the dog rolled around and got all wet and muddy...
    'Monk' back for second compulsive season (06/15/03)
    LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. -- Only the top of Adrian Monk's face is visible. His eyes move apprehensively back and forth. He's creeping up a narrow, iron stairway that opens onto the roof of a clock tower. His elbows wedged to his sides, his hands curled close to his face, the obsessive-compulsive detective played by Tony Shalhoub steps cautiously into full view...
    They're talkin' to him -- AFI honors Robert De Niro (06/15/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- You ... you've got a gift, Robert De Niro. That finger-wagging, slightly menacing compliment the actor paid to his skittish psychiatrist in the mob comedy "Analyze This" was echoed by The American Film Institute as it honored De Niro with its 31st Life Achievement Award...
    TAN awarded tech support contract for defense center (06/15/03)
    SCOTT CITY -- Technology And Networking Inc. (TAN) is the winner of the latest technical support contract for the Defense Enterprise Computing Center (DECC) in Mechanicsburg, Penn. According to Jason Eftink, president of TAN, the government needed a company to provide technical support for the installation of data and power cables for 50 server racks and additional supporting equipment at the DECC...
    Noranda power bill becomes law (06/15/03)
    Business Today JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Legislation enabling Noranda Aluminum Inc. to negotiate power contracts free of state rate regulation became law May 22 after being signed by Gov. Bob Holden. Company officials said the law is vital to the survival of its New Madrid smelting facility, which employs 1,100 workers...
    Anchor store opens at Shawnee Center (06/15/03)
    Station West expected to be regional draw By Jim Obert Business Today Shawnee Center's anchor tenant, Station West, is the first of several businesses to open in Cape Girardeau's newest retail and office development at Highway 74 (Shawnee Parkway) and Silver Springs Road...
    Tech company breaking ground in procurement (06/15/03)
    Editor's note: The following article recently appeared as the featured entrepreneur at Missouribusiness.net, the Web site of the Missouri Business Development Network SCOTT CITY -- Some relationships get even better with age. Such was the case with Technology and Networking, a customer relations and computer networking provider, and the Southeast Missouri State University SBDC. ...
    Shawnee roadwork to speed traffic flow (06/15/03)
    Business Today JACKSON -- One of Jackson's busiest intersections will be shut down soon as construction workers begin improvements designed to improve traffic flow. Work on Shawnee Boulevard from Old Cape Road to East Jackson Boulevard will begin June 16 and will be closed until July 3. At that time, the road should be reopened, but the city is allowing Kluesner Concreters of Scott City up to 21 calendar days for the closure of the street...
    Cape Girardeau County tax liens (06/15/03)
    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 May 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...
    Two properties purchased (06/15/03)
    Loy Welker, president of Broadway Park Investment, recently purchased two commercial properties in Cape Girardeau. He bought the strip mall at 820 N. Sprigg from Bobby McDonald. The mall includes Tan It All, Burritoville, Mr. Goodcents, the White House and DC'z Cafe...
    Closure of St. Louis plant to benefit Poplar Bluff (06/15/03)
    Nordyne to build bigger plant Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- Nordyne's recent decision to close a plant in St. Louis is expected to add as many as 250 jobs to its operation in Poplar Bluff Industrial Park. The St. Louis plant on Grand Avenue is being closed because the facility's location makes expansion impossible...
    Bankruptcies for June 2003 (06/15/03)
    BANKRUPTCIES Bankruptcies filed through June 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...
    Stoddard County tax liens (06/15/03)
    Stoddard County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Kay Asbell, recorder of deeds, during the month of May 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...
    Missouri Southern Healthcare signs new emergency room contract (06/15/03)
    Business Today DEXTER -- More than 1,000 patients a month enter the doors of the Missouri Southern Healthcare (MSH) Emergency Room in Dexter. Those patients are seeing new staff. A new management team, EDCare, has been hired to oversee the Emergency Room...
    Oakdale Care Center expanding (06/15/03)
    Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- As the population ages, Oakdale Care Center has watched the waiting list for its facility grow. That growth spurred the locally owned and operated company into making major additions to the facility. Oakdale will be adding 26 skilled nursing and 28 assisted living beds...
    People news (06/15/03)
    SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Julie Williams has been promoted to branch manager of the Vector Marketing office in Cape Girardeau. Mike Wunderlich has been promoted to director of operations at KFVS-12 TV in Cape Girardeau. Christy Chandler is the newest member of the accounting department at Dewitt Company in Sikeston...
    National toy store opens in Sikeston (06/15/03)
    SIKESTON -- KB Toys Inc., one of the nation's largest combined mall-based and online specialty toy retailers, recently opened a KB Toy Outlet store at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores, 100 Outlet Drive. The 3,697 square feet of sales floor will enable the new business to offer a selection of toys and games for all ages including video games, action figures, dolls, pre-school toys and a variety of exclusively offered value-priced items...
    Business briefs (06/15/03)
    SOUTHEAST MISSOURI CAPE GIRARDEAU Family Moving and Storage has opened at 1301 N. Kingshighway. The owner is Rene Luttrell. Francine's Gardens has opened at 28 N. Pacific St. The owners are Cheryl Mothers and Rick Hetzel. Sweet Peas, a maternity children and baby boutique, has opened at 34 N. Main St. The owner is Joni Welker...
    Missouri's economy improving, index shows (06/15/03)
    For the 16th consecutive month Missouri's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) remained above 50, considered to be one sign of an expansionary economy. Economists consider the index, which measures such factors as new orders, production, supplier delivery times, backlogs, inventories, prices, employment, import orders and exports, a key economic indicator...
    Editorial - Governor should sign small-business regulatory bill (06/15/03)
    NFIB/Missouri, the state's largest small-business advocacy group, has hailed the Missouri Legislature for the bipartisan passage of legislation to allow small-business owners a greater voice in the rule-making process. Several weeks ago, the House and the Senate gave their final approval of legislation to create a small business regulatory fairness board, sponsored by Sen. ...
    Sikeston Restaurant Equipment -- a slice of the market (06/15/03)
    By Jill Bock Special to Business Today SIKESTON - It all began with a search for a used meat slicer, explained Duke McDonald. Back in the 1970s, as owner of McDonald's Food Mart in East Prairie, McDonald was looking for a used slicer for his business. The more calls he made, the more he realized there was a niche market being overlooked...
    Harman elected director of economic region (06/15/03)
    Conference attracts business leaders Marv Harman, economic development director for Ste. Genevieve County, was recently elected district director for 2003-2004 for the 23-county area in Southeast Missouri that makes up the Missouri Economic Development Council's Region 7...
    Development conference held at Lake Ozark (06/15/03)
    The 45th annual Governor's Business Development Conference recently came to a close at the Lodge of Four Seasons at Lake Ozark. Creating jobs in a knowledge-based economy was the theme of this year's conference, which featured informational sessions, guest speakers and business networking opportunities...
    Recognitions (06/15/03)
    SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Trey Curtis of Cape Girardeau has received the 2003 Golden Harvest National District Sales Manager of the Year Award. He received the award at the national sales conference in San Antonio, Texas. Some of the areas considered for accomplishment were sales increases, new dealer/retailer recruitment, effectiveness in using Golden Harvest programs and leadership ability. ...
    Companies growing at business incubator (06/15/03)
    Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- Two new tenants have moved into the business incubator at the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission at 3019 Fair St., bringing the total at the incubator to five. The incubator assists new businesses with startup, and it helps existing businesses with expansion services...
    Keene - 13 estate planning terms you should know (06/15/03)
    Families delay doing critical estate planning for a variety of reasons: much of it deals with death or incapacitation, they don't think they need planning, or it raises touchy family issues. Another reason is that they don't understand the complicated jargon...
    Morlan Dodge plans relocation, expansion (06/15/03)
    Business Today SIKESTON -- The Morlan Dodge auto dealership is going to have a new home. John and Autry Morlan have completed the purchase of the 10-acre former Kmart site along Main Street for the new Morlan Dodge Supercenter. Work has begun on renovations and the business plans to move from its Main Street location later this year. According to John Morlan, the 94,000-square-foot building will be completely remodeled to provide a showroom with enough space for 25 cars...
    Missouri economy is 5th most diversified in nation (06/15/03)
    By Joe Driskill Director of state Department of Economic Development A recent analysis by the Department of Economic Development's Missouri Economic Research and Information Center has determined that we have the fifth most diversified economy in the United States. That means Missouri is the fifth closest state to matching the national economic mix...
    Regional bank improves ranking on Post-Dispatch list (06/15/03)
    Southern Missouri Bancorp Inc., the parent company of Southern Missouri Bank, improved its ranking from 31st last year to 26th this year in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ranking of Missouri's Top 50 Public Companies. The company ranked even higher on two specific categories: it was seventh in percent gain in stock price and 16th in profit growth...
    Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 (06/15/03)
    Part 1 of a 2-part series By Craig M. Billmeyer Bradshaw, Steele, Cochrane & Berens, L.C. On May 23, just before the Memorial Day recess, the House and Senate passed sweeping tax cut legislation in response to pressure from the White House. Specifically the new law lowers the taxation of dividends and capital gains, accelerates the 2001 marginal rate cuts, and allows businesses to accelerate depreciation deductions on their investments...
    Corps of Engineers approves permit for cement plant (06/15/03)
    ST.LOUIS -- The Corps of Engineers has sent a letter of intent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) informing them of its decision to approve the permit for the Holcim Inc. cement plant in Ste. Genevieve County...
    Saint Francis breaks ground on new health center (06/15/03)
    Business Today A groundbreaking for Saint Francis Medical Center's new $19.7 million health center was held May 13, marking the beginning of construction for the facility that is expected to be completed by fall 2004. About 75 community members, employees and board members attended the groundbreaking for the new Health and Wellness Center, what the hospital describes as a medically integrated fitness facility...
    Cape Shoe Co. relocates (06/15/03)
    Business Today Cape Shoe Co., the region's only shoe manufacturing company and one of the few left in the Midwest, recently moved into its new facility at 2555 Rusmar in Cape Girardeau. The building was acquired through a property exchange with RM Coco Fabrics, which formerly occupied the building and purchased the former Florsheim Shoe Manufacturing building from Cape Shoe Co. last year...
    Interesting facts about Lambert's Cafe (06/15/03)
    Business Today SIKESTON -- There are always a herd of tour buses in the parking lot at Lambert's Cafe in Sikeston. And locals also flock there. "When and why did you start throwing rolls?" is the question often asked of waitresses and waiters there...
    Car wash business expands into five states (06/15/03)
    Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- Eight years ago Skip and Jean Boatner were doing well in the car wash business when they owned two popular car washes here. In 1997 they opened Professional Wash Systems at 3664 Highway 67 North, next to Duckett Truck Center, to assist people in surrounding areas to open car washes...
    Allen Johnson (06/15/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Allen Franklin Johnson, 84, of Sikeston died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at his home. He was born Nov. 27, 1918, son of Clarence Franklin and Sally Franklin Johnson. He and Mergie Mae Nelson were married Nov. 15, 1938; she died June 21, 1995...
    Daisy Brown (06/15/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Daisy Brown, 104, of Collinsville, Ill., formerly of Anna, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at Willow Creek Nursing & Rehab Center in Belleville, Ill. She was born Feb. 10, 1899, in Campbell, Mo., daughter of Ben F. and Ellen E. Nalley Davis...
    Zona Campbell (06/15/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Zona Campbell, 100, of Anna died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Union County Hospital. She was born Dec. 29, 1902 in Dongola, Ill., daughter of John and Jane Lingle. She and Homer H. Campbell were married April 1, 1922. He died March 13, 1951...
    Leon Patterson (06/15/03)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Leon Patterson, 55, of Oran died Friday, June 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 5, 1948, in Oran, the son of Charles and Vellen Cody Patterson. He married Sandra Golightly on Oct. 20, 1967. She survives...
    Bonnie Engelmann (06/15/03)
    Bonnie E. Engelmann, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 13, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Feb. 2, 1943, at Fornfelt, Mo., daughter of William L. and Nona Belle Lincoln Welker. She and David Michael Engelmann were married March 30, 1968, at Cape Girardeau...
    Reba Newell (06/15/03)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Reba Juanita Newell, 89, of St. Charles, Mo., and formerly of Marble Hill, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at her home. She was born April 27, 1914, at Grassy, Mo., daughter of Melvin Francis and Gertrude Lucinda Jackson McCormick. She and Floyd Elmo Newell were married June 8, 1935, at Van Buren, Mo. He preceded her in death...
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