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Stories from Thursday, January 15, 2004

Ruling on checkpoints may not affect area much (01/15/04)
Though it's yet to be done in Scott or Cape Girardeau counties, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in support of vehicle checkpoints to collect crime tips, giving local law enforcement another crime-fighting tool. The high court ruled Tuesday in an Illinois case that police may set up roadblocks to collect tips about crimes, rejecting concerns that authorities might use checkpoints to fish for unrelated suspicious activity. ...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda (01/15/04)
9 a.m., today Routine business Letter regarding stormwater grant for Hubble Creek Erroneous assessments Sheriff's Department monthly report for December 2003. Status report on Blue Shawnee Creek Bridge Action items Reappointment of Domestic Violence Board members...
World briefs 1/15/04 (01/15/04)
Libya ratifies U.N. nuclear test ban treaty VIENNA, Austria -- In a new signal that Libya is serious about renouncing its weapons of mass destruction, U.N. officials said Wednesday the North African country has ratified the nuclear test ban treaty. Libya's nuclear program was far from producing a weapon and the treaty is 12 nations short of the 44 ratifications needed for it to enter into force. ...
Corrections 1/15/04 (01/15/04)
An article in Tuesday's edition listed the incorrect county for a change of venue in a criminal case filed against Gregory A. McNeely. The case has been transferred to Butler County. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error. Due to a source error, an article in Wednesday's edition listed an incorrect address for Toria W. Lawrence, who resides at 145 Cardinal, Sikeston. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Drainage pipe work closes road temporarily (01/15/04)
Route KK in Bollinger County will be closed Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., while the Missouri Department of Transportation replaces a drainage pipe beneath the roadway. The road will be closed about 1.5 miles east of Route K, south of Biehle. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution...
New law to can spam making little headway (01/15/04)
Most local and national Internet service providers and users say they haven't seen much of a decrease in the number of junk e-mails hitting their inboxes, maintaining that the new federal anti-spam laws that went into effect Jan. 1 aren't severe enough...
Messages ready for sentimental journey (01/15/04)
Handmade valentines, decorated with smiley-face hearts, flowers, camoflaged tanks and exploding bombs, are piled on top of Jamie Crowell's desk at Eagle Ridge Christian School in Cape Girardeau. On top of the stack is a simple red and white card bearing a heart inscribed with "I love you dad."...
Mayor questions no-charge medical services (01/15/04)
Cape Girardeau's firefighters handle far more medical emergencies than fires, rushing to the scene in pumper trucks even when there's no blaze to extinguish. The city's firemen used to be just that. Now, more often than not, they're responding to medical emergencies at a time when finding the money to keep the fire trucks running is a major concern...
Toll roads again sought as option for Missouri (01/15/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While sponsoring legislation that would allow the construction of toll roads and bridges, state Rep. Lanie Black says he isn't certain Missourians are ready to embrace the idea. But with voters seemingly hostile to tax increases, as evidenced by the resounding statewide defeat of a transportation tax package in 2002, Black says there aren't many funding options left for pursuing certain costly road and bridge projects...
Chaffee police hit with series of resignations (01/15/04)
Chaffee city and police officials are offering no explanation as to why three members of the police department have resigned since Dec. 15. Three resignations are a major hit, considering Chaffee's police department has a staff of six. On Wednesday, city administrator John Chadd received Sgt. David Ivester's resignation, five days after chief Larry Corn resigned and 30 days after Cpl. Wayne Hampton resigned...
Gillespie appointed to post on state King commission (01/15/04)
Dr. Mel Gillespie, assistant to the president for equity issues at Southeast Missouri State University has been appointed by Missouri Gov. Bob Holden to serve on the Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission. He replaces Bernice Coar-Cobb, who resigned...
Three bank robbery suspects elude capture (01/15/04)
One of the four suspects federal investigators say robbed a Cape Girardeau bank this week appeared in federal court Wednesday while her three male accomplices remained on the loose. Toria W. Lawrence, 20, of 145 Cardinal, Sikeston, Mo., appeared before a U.S. district judge in Cape Girardeau after a criminal complaint was filed by FBI special agent Thomas J. Blades Jr. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Friday...
Community Q&A 1/15/04 (01/15/04)
Name: Laurie Everett Lives in: Cape Girardeau Family: No children, one cat (another foster cat) Job: Director of Development at New Vision Counseling. What do you like most about the area? Small- town atmosphere with perks of the city...
Community briefs 1/15/04 (01/15/04)
Civil War Round Table to meet on Sunday The Cape Girardeau County Chapter of the Civil War Round Table will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fellowship Room of Hanover Lutheran Church, 2949 Perryville Road, Cape Girardeau. Dr. Frank Nickell, director of the Southeast Missouri Regional History Center at Southeast Missouri State University, will present "Civil War Sites in Our Area." Individuals interested in the historical events surrounding the Civil War are invited to attend. ...
United Way awards grant to New Vision Counseling (01/15/04)
New Vision Receives Funding to Expand Services The Area Wide United Way Board of Directors recently released $14,667 in funding to New Vision Counseling to hire a psychiatrist to serve the area. Pictured from left are Nancy Jernigan Area Wide United Way Executive Director and Tim Gould, New Vision Counseling President...
Area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events (01/15/04)
Birthday Extravaganza sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. City Wide Celebration Committee. The second annual King birthday extravaganza, a musical event, will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the Osage Community Centre. ...
Deliberation continues in Carnahan lawsuit (01/15/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A jury worked all day Wednesday but made no decision in the case of an Ohio aircraft parts-maker being sued by the family of the late Gov. Mel Carnahan. The crash occurred Oct. 16, 2000, as Carnahan, a Democrat, was en route to a campaign appearance in New Madrid during his race for the U.S. ...
Handful of schools switch sides on state list of failing school (01/15/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After reviewing school records, state education officials said Wednesday that a small number of schools changed their fate on a list of those failing to make progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law. There was a net difference of 25 schools that met the required standards. ...
Matt Blunt declares candidacy for governor (01/15/04)
STRAFFORD, Mo. -- Republican Secretary of State Matt Blunt formally launched his candidacy for governor Wednesday, declaring education his top priority during a series of campaign events at public schools and colleges across the state. Blunt made official what had been assumed for nearly a year during a news conference in the high school gymnasium in his hometown of Strafford. It was his first stop in a two-day, 10-city campaign tour...
Patrol seeking charges against school bus driver (01/15/04)
ST. LOUIS -- A driver who lost control of her school bus on a St. Louis-area freeway, injuring herself and most of the 26 children aboard, should be charged with careless and imprudent driving, investigators said Wednesday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said it would seek charges against Linda Gilley, 50, of St. ...
Nation briefs 1/15/04 (01/15/04)
High court won't let states renege promises WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court made it far more difficult Wednesday for state officials to renege on court-approved promises to improve such things as nursing home care, prison conditions or health services for the poor. ...
Clinton - Costs of AIDS tests will fall (01/15/04)
NEW YORK -- An agreement with five leading medical technology companies will reduce the cost of treating millions of HIV-infected people in Africa and the Caribbean, former President Clinton said Wednesday. The deal brokered by his foundation could affect 90 percent of HIV-positive people in the Caribbean and one-third of those in sub-Saharan Africa, Clinton said...
Spirit stirs as NASA plots rover's Mars exploration (01/15/04)
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Spirit rover completed a series of three turns atop its lander Wednesday, putting it in position to roll onto the surface of Mars and begin its explorations, mission members said. The rover was expected to move about 10 feet off the lander and onto the surface early today, the 12th day of its mission...
People talk 1/15/04 (01/15/04)
Stone takes on epic 'Alexander' in Thailand BANGKOK, Thailand -- Oliver Stone will begin shooting scenes for his historical epic "Alexander" in Thailand. Hundreds of Thai and foreign cast and crew members will gather today to start filming scenes for the movie about the life of Alexander the Great, which stars Colin Farrell as the Macedonian conqueror. "Alexander" also stars Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins and Val Kilmer...
Democratic presidential rivals step up criticisms (01/15/04)
NEVADA, Iowa -- Dick Gephardt accused Howard Dean of "manufactured anger and false conviction" in a hotly contested Democratic presidential campaign that turned sharply negative Wednesday. Late Wednesday, sources said former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley Braun planned to drop out of the Democratic presidential race and intended to endorse Dean...
Will Burger King start a bunless revolution? Fat chance (01/15/04)
CHICAGO -- It has come to this in America: Burgers are losing their buns. Some of them, at least. Burger King's rollout of breadless Whoppers this week is a nod to the low-carb craze that's sweeping the nation -- and the latest evidence that the burger wars are taking a turn for the healthy...
Nation briefs 1/15/04 (01/15/04)
Reckless driver to carry photo of victim in coffin BUTLER, Pa. -- A woman who prosecutors say was drunk when she killed a man in a head-on collision must carry a photograph of the teacher in his coffin as part of her five years of probation, a judge ruled. ...
Bush envisions new manned space vehicle for moon landing (01/15/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush beckoned the nation "forward into the universe" on Wednesday, outlining a costly new effort to return Americans to the moon as early as 2015 and use it as a waystation to Mars and beyond. Bush said he envisioned "a new foothold on the moon...and new journeys to the world beyond our own," underscoring a renewed commitment to manned spaceflight less than a year after the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and a crew of seven...
Fed - Economy gathering strength (01/15/04)
WASHINGTON -- A batch of new economic reports Wednesday provided fresh evidence that the U.S. economy is continuing to gain momentum, with an unexpectedly sharp narrowing of the trade deficit and a strengthening of business activity in most parts of the country as the new year began...
Former Enron finance chief Fastow, wife plead guilty (01/15/04)
HOUSTON --Andrew Fastow, chief architect of the shady, off-the-books deals that brought down Enron, pleaded guilty along with his wife Wednesday in an agreement that could take prosecutors to the top of the corporate ladder at the scandal-ridden company...
Business briefs 1/15/04 (01/15/04)
KB Toys seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Blaming the fierce holiday price wars in toys, KB Toys Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors Wednesday. The privately held retailer with 1,300 stores was hit hard by discounters during the holiday season. ...
WHO spokesperson calls new Asian bird flu study encouraging (01/15/04)
HANOI, Vietnam -- Health officials are hoping a chicken flu that has killed at least three people in Vietnam won't start spreading from person to person, and a genetic study has provided encouragement, a health agency spokesman says. The human infections are thought to have come from contact with the droppings of sick birds. The avian flu has killed millions of chickens in South Korea, Vietnam and Japan, where officials have ordered mass slaughters to try to contain the outbreak...
Suicide bomber kills four Israelis (01/15/04)
EREZ CROSSING, Gaza Strip -- A Palestinian blew herself up Wednesday at the Israel-Gaza border, killing three Israeli soldiers and a private security guard and signaling a new tactic by Hamas militants, who had never before dispatched a female suicide bomber...
France, Germany cautiously welcome new U.S. stance on Iraq (01/15/04)
PARIS -- Some nations frozen out of a first round of U.S.-financed reconstruction contracts for opposing the Iraq war reacted cautiously Wednesday to a Bush administration policy shift that could allow them to bid for billions of dollars in projects...
Suicide bomber kills three in Iraqi police station attack (01/15/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A car bomb exploded Wednesday in front of a police station in Baqouba, killing the driver and at least two other people in the second fatal bombing in the central Iraqi city in a week. In Baghdad, the U.S. military announced the capture of the suspected paymaster for guerrillas west of Baghdad but missed a bigger prize -- former Vice President Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri...
Scott City, Chaffee fall in conference tourney (01/15/04)
Fourth-seeded Scott County Central defeated fifth-seeded Scott City 62-35 in the first round of the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament Wednesday night in Chaffee. Janet Penrod led the Bravettes with 18 points. Jessica Warren paced Scott City with 13 points...
Pulley serves local soccer with a whistle (01/15/04)
Gene Pulley has always loved to make the children happy. And that was exactly what was going through his mind 24 years ago when the coaches of his 8-year-old son's soccer team failed to show up to a recreational game. That's when Pulley, who knew nothing about the sport, stepped up and took control of the team...
Sports briefs 1/15/04 (01/15/04)
Basketball Kobe Bryant was placed on the injured list Wednesday and is expected to miss up to three weeks with a sprained right shoulder. Lakers coach Phil Jackson said Bryant won't need surgery. College Suspended Ohio State tailback Maurice Clarett, accused of lying on a police report, avoided a criminal record by pleading guilty to a lesser charge that carries no jail time...
Losing weight - Show me the diets (01/15/04)
Last week I found my motivation to lose weight: health. I have my marching orders: Lose weight, gain health. So what diet actually works? I think I have friends in all camps, and they all have plenty of advice. There are the balanced Zoners, the firm-thigh-aspiring Suzanne Sommer's wannabes, the Atkins carnivores and the obsessive calorie counters at Weight Watchers...
Health calendar 1/15 (01/15/04)
Today Diabetes Support Group meets from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the St. Francis Education Center. For more information, call 331-5107. Preparation for childbirth class 2 meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Healing Arts Center. For more information, call 331-5107...
Seeking a new supplement (01/15/04)
People who think ephedra helped them lose weight are looking to new ingredients with names like guarana, bitter orange and green tea extract to replace the soon-to-be-banned dietary supplement. There's little proof yet that ephedra alternatives actually burn pounds, and scientists warn that some come with health considerations of their own -- including an ephedra mimic that might interact dangerously with medicines the dieter also swallows...
Marrying chaos and solitude (01/15/04)
Jan. 15, 2004 Dear Julie, DC dreamed this week that you and Lynn had gotten married, and that she was in charge of making the table decorations. That was the dream, or all she relayed to me. I think she has decided the two of you belong together...
2003 -- The Cape Girardeau-area business year in review (01/15/04)
By Scott Moyers Special to Business Today The three-year bear stock market came to an end and hiring picked up after the longest job slump in six decades. But that news came too late to save the Jim Wilson Co., which announced it was closing and laying off its 65 employees...
Smith and Co. opens Jackson office (01/15/04)
Poplar Bluff-based Smith and Co. opened an office in Jackson in November. The company provides complete civil, environmental and sanitary engineering services; subsurface geological engineering and exploration (soil and rock boring) services; land surveying; concrete, asphalt and soil testing; construction inspection and construction management. ...
Tech tip - A faster running computer (01/15/04)
Want to keep your computer running faster? It's time to clean house. One resolution you should definitely make this year is pay more attention to preventative maintenance on your new and existing computer equipment. While preventative maintenance may not be included as one of the top 10 resolutions on your list, preventative maintenance can save you time, frustration and money...
Business briefs (01/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI CAPE GIRARDEAU Sidewalk Sandwich Co. has opened at 119 Themis downtown. The breakfast and lunch restaurant is owned by Scott Hamann and Andy Baranovic. Landing Place Airport Restaurant has opened at the airport. The owners are Mike and Judy Bryant...
Mueller - Goal setting ... goal getting (01/15/04)
The average human being has the ability to achieve just about anything. Lack of basic capability is seldom the problem, but rather setting our visions, and defining the goals and the steps to arrive there is usually what hinders us. In this harried world of work, oftentimes we allow the "work" to keep us too busy to take the time to set some goals. ...
Keene - Insuring a new marriage (01/15/04)
Reevaluating their insurance coverage isn't uppermost on the minds of most newlyweds, and it won't ensure a long and happy marriage. But the right insurance can go a long way toward shielding you against the kinds of financial calamities that can strain and sometimes break a marriage...
Industry, state seek drop in Workers Comp costs (01/15/04)
Suntimesnews.com JEFFERSON CITY -- State regulators and the insurance industry's principal trade group have called for a reduction in Missouri workers compensation insurance rates, providing financial relief for the state's business community, Gov. Bob Holden recently announced. The announcement follows an 18 percent reduction in workplace injuries over a two-year period...
Are your life insurance beneficiary designations up to date? (01/15/04)
Something a lot of people overlook when they update their estate plans are beneficiary designations on life insurance, retirement plans and annuities. Beneficiary designations are easy to overlook, because when most people think about estate planning, they think about wills, trusts, powers of attorney and healthcare proxies. But, for many people, much of their property passes at death outside of wills and trusts by virtue of contractual beneficiary designations...
People news (01/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Vicki Stroud has joined ERA Cape Realty in Cape Girardeau as a real estate agent. Kim Moore has joined the law firm of Buerkle, Beeson, Ludwig, Jackson and Boner in Perryville. Jeff and Debra Martin, Bobby and Elizabeth Gray, and Marilyn Duffey have joined Realty Executives of Cape Girardeau County as real estate agents...
Holiday shopping season good for merchants (01/15/04)
Business Today KENNETT -- Local merchants say they are very pleased with this holiday season's shopper turnout, making it one of the best for some. Shopping on Christmas day was popular as many merchants raked in the bucks. Whether it was furniture, clothes or tools, store owners were busy...
Recognitions (01/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Magna-Tel of Cape Girardeau has announced several members of its management team recently received the certified advertising specialist designation: finance director Becky McMillan, assistant plant manager Rodney Friese, marketing director Donna Rosanswank and customer service supervisor Sandy Patterson...
Contract furniture firm fills market need (01/15/04)
By Jim Obert Business Today Creative Office Solutions, which opened in Cape Girardeau in 2000, supplies contract furniture for schools, medical facilities, general businesses and government offices. Desks, filing cabinets, seating, reception area and breakroom furniture, shelving and more can be acquired -- often within one day...
Jackson tech firm named MVP (01/15/04)
Innovative Idea Integration of Jackson was recently named by Hewlett Packard as the MVP for the North Plains Global Business Unit, which covers a nine-state region and includes approximately 200 authorized service providers. The award is given each quarter to the Hewlett Packard service provider that achieves the highest customer satisfaction and operational performance score in the region...
Kempf - Wave the cold good-bye on a cruise (01/15/04)
Bitter cold! That is the weather today! Low 30 degrees and dropping! January and February is the time of year when we all sit back exhausted after the holidays and wait for our Visa bill to arrive. The holidays take their toll on everybody, people are just plain tired...
Artisan Contracting specializes in industrial clients (01/15/04)
Southeast parking garage a recent project By Jim Obert Business Today Since its incorporation in November 2000, Artisan Contracting of Cape Girardeau has completed major projects for regional industrial giants such as Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid, Chemical Lime and Mississippi Lime in Ste Genevieve, River Cement Corp. in Festus, Ameren Energy Generating in St. Louis, and Lafarge Corp. and Peabody Coal in Illinois...
Simmons named director of Economic Development (01/15/04)
JEFFERSON CITY-- Gov. Bob Holden has named Public Service Commissioner Kelvin Simmons as the new director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Simmons replaces Joe Driskill, who recently resigned after 10 years as director. Simmons, 40, was appointed to the Public Service Commission, which regulates Missouri utilities, by Gov. Mel Carnahan in June 2000 and served as the commission's chairman from July 2001 to November 2003. He was previously a Kansas City councilman...
Traveling eastbound on the new bridge (01/15/04)
Business Today Prior to the opening of the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, much was made of what the new $100 million span would mean to the region's economic future with the thousands of new people that would cross it in both directions. Shouldn't Southern Illinois expect a boost from people traveling from Missouri to East Cape Girardeau and beyond?...
Top 10 plusses for small business in 2003 (01/15/04)
Raymond J. Keating Chief Economist Small Business Survival Committee Washington, D.C. Here are the "Top 10 plusses for small business in 2003" and why: 1. Pro-growth tax cuts The tax cut passed in May was a huge positive for entrepreneurship and small business. ...
Stoddard County tax liens (01/15/04)
Stoddard County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Kay Asbell, recorder of deeds, during the month of December 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...
Economic director Driskill reflects on decade in state cabinet (01/15/04)
By Mark Powers Southeast Missouri News Service JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If his life had taken a different turn, Joe Driskill today might be preparing for the final year of a long career as a state senator. As it happened, he is ending a nearly 11-year run as member of the governor's cabinet...
Scott County tax liens (01/15/04)
Scott County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Tom Dirnberger, Scott County recorder of deeds, during the month of December 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...
Bankruptcies (01/15/04)
BANKRUPTCIES Bankruptcies filed through Jan. 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...
Zimmer radio sells regional stations (01/15/04)
Business Today Zimmer Radio Group, a family-owned media company with radio stations in three states, has announced it will sell 17 of its 32 stations to Mississippi River Radio. The 17 stations being sold are in Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff and Sikeston/Malden in Missouri and Carbondale/Marion in Illinois...
Missouri small businesses name legislative priorities (01/15/04)
Regulatory fairness, tort reform, unemployment compensation reform, workers' compensation reform and fending off small-business tax increases top Missouri Main Street's 2004 legislative agenda, said the state's largest small-business advocacy group, NFIB...
Realty Executives office open in Cape (01/15/04)
A Realty Executives office has opened at 1359 N. Mt. Auburn Road in Cape Girardeau. This is the first Realty Executives office in this area, according to Bill and Susan Cole, owner and broker. Terri Penrod has been appointed to assist in managing the new office...
Cape to host building code seminars (01/15/04)
Four area cities, Southeast Missouri State University and local homebuilders have joined forces to sponsor two building code seminars. The seminars will be held in Cape Girardeau at the Osage Community Centre in January and February. Enrollment will not be limited to city building inspectors or university building project managers, but will be available to contractors, design professionals and the public. Advanced registration is required...
Realty Executives office open in Cape (01/15/04)
A Realty Executives office has opened at 1359 N. Mt. Auburn Road in Cape Girardeau. This is the first Realty Executives office in this area, according to Bill and Susan Cole, owner and broker. Terri Penrod has been appointed to assist in managing the new office...
Cape to host building code seminars (01/15/04)
Four area cities, Southeast Missouri State University and local homebuilders have joined forces to sponsor two building code seminars. The seminars will be held in Cape Girardeau at the Osage Community Centre in January and February. Enrollment will not be limited to city building inspectors or university building project managers, but will be available to contractors, design professionals and the public. Advanced registration is required...
Contract furniture firm fills market need (01/15/04)
Business Today Creative Office Solutions, which opened in Cape Girardeau in 2000, supplies contract furniture for schools, medical facilities, general businesses and government offices. Desks, filing cabinets, seating, reception area and breakroom furniture, shelving and more can be acquired -- often within one day...
2003 -- The Cape Girardeau-area business year in review (01/15/04)
Special to Business Today The three-year bear stock market came to an end and hiring picked up after the longest job slump in six decades. But that news came too late to save the Jim Wilson Co., which announced it was closing and laying off its 65 employees...
Smith and Co. opens Jackson office (01/15/04)
Poplar Bluff-based Smith and Co. opened an office in Jackson in November. The company provides complete civil, environmental and sanitary engineering services; subsurface geological engineering and exploration (soil and rock boring) services; land surveying; concrete, asphalt and soil testing; construction inspection and construction management. ...
Mueller - Goal setting ... goal getting (01/15/04)
The average human being has the ability to achieve just about anything. Lack of basic capability is seldom the problem, but rather setting our visions, and defining the goals and the steps to arrive there is usually what hinders us. In this harried world of work, oftentimes we allow the "work" to keep us too busy to take the time to set some goals. ...
Tech tip - A faster running computer (01/15/04)
Want to keep your computer running faster? It's time to clean house. One resolution you should definitely make this year is pay more attention to preventative maintenance on your new and existing computer equipment. While preventative maintenance may not be included as one of the top 10 resolutions on your list, preventative maintenance can save you time, frustration and money...
Keene - Insuring a new marriage (01/15/04)
Reevaluating their insurance coverage isn't uppermost on the minds of most newlyweds, and it won't ensure a long and happy marriage. But the right insurance can go a long way toward shielding you against the kinds of financial calamities that can strain and sometimes break a marriage...
Are your life insurance beneficiary designations up to date? (01/15/04)
Something a lot of people overlook when they update their estate plans are beneficiary designations on life insurance, retirement plans and annuities. Beneficiary designations are easy to overlook, because when most people think about estate planning, they think about wills, trusts, powers of attorney and healthcare proxies. But, for many people, much of their property passes at death outside of wills and trusts by virtue of contractual beneficiary designations...
Jackson tech firm named MVP (01/15/04)
Innovative Idea Integration of Jackson was recently named by Hewlett Packard as the MVP for the North Plains Global Business Unit, which covers a nine-state region and includes approximately 200 authorized service providers. The award is given each quarter to the Hewlett Packard service provider that achieves the highest customer satisfaction and operational performance score in the region...
Missouri small businesses name legislative priorities (01/15/04)
Regulatory fairness, tort reform, unemployment compensation reform, workers' compensation reform and fending off small-business tax increases top Missouri Main Street's 2004 legislative agenda, said the state's largest small-business advocacy group, NFIB...
Kempf - Wave the cold good-bye on a cruise (01/15/04)
Bitter cold! That is the weather today! Low 30 degrees and dropping! January and February is the time of year when we all sit back exhausted after the holidays and wait for our Visa bill to arrive. The holidays take their toll on everybody, people are just plain tired...
Artisan Contracting specializes in industrial clients (01/15/04)
Southeast parking garage a recent project By Jim Obert Business Today Since its incorporation in November 2000, Artisan Contracting of Cape Girardeau has completed major projects for regional industrial giants such as Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid, Chemical Lime and Mississippi Lime in Ste Genevieve, River Cement Corp. in Festus, Ameren Energy Generating in St. Louis, and Lafarge Corp. and Peabody Coal in Illinois...
Simmons named director of Economic Development (01/15/04)
JEFFERSON CITY-- Gov. Bob Holden has named Public Service Commissioner Kelvin Simmons as the new director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Simmons replaces Joe Driskill, who recently resigned after 10 years as director. Simmons, 40, was appointed to the Public Service Commission, which regulates Missouri utilities, by Gov. Mel Carnahan in June 2000 and served as the commission's chairman from July 2001 to November 2003. He was previously a Kansas City councilman...
Traveling eastbound on the new bridge (01/15/04)
Business Today Prior to the opening of the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, much was made of what the new $100 million span would mean to the region's economic future with the thousands of new people that would cross it in both directions. Shouldn't Southern Illinois expect a boost from people traveling from Missouri to East Cape Girardeau and beyond?...
Top 10 plusses for small business in 2003 (01/15/04)
Raymond J. Keating Chief Economist Small Business Survival Committee Washington, D.C. Here are the "Top 10 plusses for small business in 2003" and why: 1. Pro-growth tax cuts The tax cut passed in May was a huge positive for entrepreneurship and small business. ...
Economic director Driskill reflects on decade in state cabinet (01/15/04)
Southeast Missouri News Service JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If his life had taken a different turn, Joe Driskill today might be preparing for the final year of a long career as a state senator. As it happened, he is ending a nearly 11-year run as member of the governor's cabinet...
Scott County tax liens (01/15/04)
Scott County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Tom Dirnberger, Scott County recorder of deeds, during the month of December 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...
Bankruptcies (01/15/04)
BANKRUPTCIES Bankruptcies filed through Jan. 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...
Zimmer radio sells regional stations (01/15/04)
Business Today Zimmer Radio Group, a family-owned media company with radio stations in three states, has announced it will sell 17 of its 32 stations to Mississippi River Radio. The 17 stations being sold are in Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff and Sikeston/Malden in Missouri and Carbondale/Marion in Illinois...
Industry, state seek drop in Workers Comp costs (01/15/04)
Suntimesnews.com JEFFERSON CITY -- State regulators and the insurance industry's principal trade group have called for a reduction in Missouri workers compensation insurance rates, providing financial relief for the state's business community, Gov. Bob Holden recently announced. The announcement follows an 18 percent reduction in workplace injuries over a two-year period...
People news (01/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Vicki Stroud has joined ERA Cape Realty in Cape Girardeau as a real estate agent. Kim Moore has joined the law firm of Buerkle, Beeson, Ludwig, Jackson and Boner in Perryville. Jeff and Debra Martin, Bobby and Elizabeth Gray, and Marilyn Duffey have joined Realty Executives of Cape Girardeau County as real estate agents...
Recognitions (01/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Magna-Tel of Cape Girardeau has announced several members of its management team recently received the certified advertising specialist designation: finance director Becky McMillan, assistant plant manager Rodney Friese, marketing director Donna Rosanswank and customer service supervisor Sandy Patterson...
Holiday shopping season good for merchants (01/15/04)
Business Today KENNETT -- Local merchants say they are very pleased with this holiday season's shopper turnout, making it one of the best for some. Shopping on Christmas day was popular as many merchants raked in the bucks. Whether it was furniture, clothes or tools, store owners were busy...
Realty Executives office open in Cape (01/15/04)
A Realty Executives office has opened at 1359 N. Mt. Auburn Road in Cape Girardeau. This is the first Realty Executives office in this area, according to Bill and Susan Cole, owner and broker. Terri Penrod has been appointed to assist in managing the new office...
Business briefs (01/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI CAPE GIRARDEAU Sidewalk Sandwich Co. has opened at 119 Themis downtown. The breakfast and lunch restaurant is owned by Scott Hamann and Andy Baranovic. Landing Place Airport Restaurant has opened at the airport. The owners are Mike and Judy Bryant...
Stoddard County tax liens (01/15/04)
Stoddard County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Kay Asbell, recorder of deeds, during the month of December 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...
Beatrice Hester (01/15/04)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Beatrice Hester, 86, of Bloomfield died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare. She was born Oct. 4, 1917, at Morehouse, Mo., daughter of Ernest and Minnie Cantrell Faulkner. She and Paul Hester were married May 19, 1934, at Beech Grove Church near Bloomfield. He died Aug. 15, 1978...
Leevada Hinkebein (01/15/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Leevada Lee Hinkebein, 72, of Chaffee died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 4, 1931, at Caney, Mo., daughter of Ben Joseph and Ludwina Catherine Westrich Mier. She and Luke Theodore Hinkebein were married Jan. 3, 1951. He died Dec. 29, 1987...
Bertha Cash (01/15/04)
Bertha Aline Cash, 93, of Mount Vernon, Ill., died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Mount Vernon Care Center. She was born May 4, 1910, in Jefferson County, Ill., daughter of Fred Omer and Daisy Mae Wimberly Eyre. She and George L. Cash were married Nov. 4, 1935, in Salem, Ill. He died Nov. 11, 1981...
Thelma Hull (01/15/04)
Thelma Geraldine Hull, 68, of Jackson died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at her home. She was born Oct. 22, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Claude and Myrtle Mae Poe Huff. She and Cordell Hull were married April 7, 1951, in Pocahontas, Ark. Mrs. Hull was raised in Cape Girar-deau, moving to Jackson two years ago. She was of the Assembly of God belief. She was an avid worker in the church and with her grandchildren...
Patricia Hotchkiss (01/15/04)
Patricia R. Hotchkiss, 75, of Imperial, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, in Imperial. She was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Illmo, daughter of Frederick and Ruby Cruse McKinney. She married Lynn Hotchkiss. Hotchkiss was formerly of Scott City. She was a nurse at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and at Lake Hospital in Lake Worth, Fla., more than 20 years...
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