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Stories from Saturday, May 15, 2004

Bankruptcies for May 2004 (05/15/04)
Bankruptcies filed through May 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...
Backup your data before it's too late (05/15/04)
In today's business world more tasks are accomplished by computerized processes than ever before. Almost all bookkeeping can and is being done by programs run on your office computer. Email plays a major role in the way most businesses today conduct daily business...
Following the sales process (05/15/04)
Most business indicators show that the economy is on the upswing -- spending revenues and sales tax revenues are on the rise. Manufacturing orders are just now showing an increase and the economic forecast is definitely improving for this fiscal year. So, how can we take advantage of all of this in our local businesses?...
Stanley - Financial behaviors among women (05/15/04)
As their mothers did before them, today's women continue to be the principal hands-on managers in the household. From handling the monthly budget to serving as primary caregiver, women are still the "rock" of their families. But unlike the generation that preceded them, today's women face new financial challenges as a result of increased life expectancy and income requirements, more self-reliance, and a whole new range of lifestyle choices -- not marrying, not having children -- far less acceptable in years past.. ...
Independence Street widening begins in Cape (05/15/04)
Business Today Cape Girardeau city officials broke ground on the Independence Street widening project May 4. The ceremony marked the start of work on the last of 18 street projects funded with a half-cent transportation sales tax approved by voters in August 1995. Voters five years later extended the tax to Dec. 31, 2005, to fund additional road projects...
Cape bridge demolition contract awarded (05/15/04)
Business Today The rusty, old Mississippi River bridge at Cape Girardeau will be coming down at a cost of nearly $2.23 million later this year, but the demolition company must work around the spawning season of an endangered fish, state highway officials said...
Cape hospital increases care level for trauma (05/15/04)
Business Today St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau is raising its level of care for area trauma patients. Recently, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services presented the Cape Girardeau hospital with its new accreditation as a Level III trauma center. The certification makes St. Francis the only Level III trauma center in Southeast Missouri...
Busy corner in Cape being redeveloped (05/15/04)
Will be called Capaha Center Business Today Construction is under way at Broadway and Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau at the site of the former Super D Drugs, a rental center and Freedom Rock. All have vacated to make way for a new 27,500-square-foot development called Capaha Center...
People news (05/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Soni Likens has joined Big River Telephone in Cape Girardeau as an account executive for the Cape Girardeau region. Jennifer McComas and Rodney Lacy have joined the staff at ERA Cape Realty in Cape Girardeau. Dianne Shantz, Kathi Fish, Kristal Fish, Kim Smith, Joan Roth, Sandy Smith and Tanya Yantis have joined the staff at Realty Executives of Cape County...
Yes, it's really about the message (05/15/04)
Using email, cell phone and voicemail By John Graham The laptop computer, email, voicemail and the cell phone are among the best tools business has available today. And they keep getting better, more efficient and easier to use. Although we can't escape from the ubiquitous reach of one communication device or another, it's preferable to being cut off. ...
Tennessee newspaper joins Rust Communications (05/15/04)
Business Today Cape Girardeau-based Rust Communications announced April 30 the acquisition of the Shelbyville Times-Gazette in Shelbyville, Tenn., from David and Nina Gay Segroves. The 8,200-circulation daily newspaper is 60 miles southeast of Nashville and is the Rust family's second newspaper in Tennessee...
Recognitions (05/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI At the Century 21 St. Louis Regional Broker Council's annual Awards Banquet in March, several representatives of the Key and Ashland offices in Cape Girardeau received honors for gross commission on or number of closed units. The Ashland office received the Centurion Office Award for being No. ...
New Cape bank to build second facility (05/15/04)
Assets of $500 million By Jim Obert Business Today There are quite a few banks in the region with the word "First" in their name. In fact, that word is the first word in their names. In Cape Girardeau, First State Community Bank, which opened eight months ago on North Kingshighway, will build a second facility at Broadview and Williams...
Fabick relocating from Sikeston to Cape (05/15/04)
Business Today After 63 years in business at 912 Main St., the Sikeston branch of Fabick CAT will shut down and move its operations to a newly expanded facility in Cape Girardeau. In February, officials at Fabick's corporate office in Fenton, Mo., announced the Sikeston operation would consolidate to provide easier access to the Southern Illinois market. ...
Editorial - Governor vetoes good tort reform bill (05/15/04)
Gov. Bob Holden has vetoed a good bill that would have addressed major problems with jury awards and venue and offered new protection for some defendants. Now the Legislature must attempt to override the governor. The road to tort reform is paved with good intentions, but detours and roadblocks are making any meaningful change all but impossible...
Keene - Key factors when leasing a vehicle (05/15/04)
You've decided to take the plunge -- instead of buying a new car, you're going to lease one. But you're not familiar with the lingo or exactly how the process works. You're worried about making a costly mistake -- or two or three. Relax. Here are some tips from financial planners for what key factors to look for when leasing a vehicle:...
Veto puts lawyers ahead of health (05/15/04)
To the editor: The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry was extremely disappointed in Gov. Bob Holden's veto of House Bill 1304, which would have provided much-needed civil justice reform for Missourians. For the second year in a row, the governor has chosen to ignore Missouri's employers -- especially the medical community -- by vetoing this legislation. ...
Is your will ready for a vacation? (05/15/04)
By Linda Shands and Boy Scouts of America, Greater St. Louis Area Council, member of Leave A Legacy of the Heartland Planning a vacation is exciting. Experiencing it is even more exciting. Before you leave there are important things to remember -- stop the newspaper, arrange for yard care, turn the hot water heater to its vacation setting, adjust the blinds, set up the security lighting and alarm systems, be sure the car is ready, pack the right clothes and so on...
New truck terminal in Cape (05/15/04)
Business Today Southern Illinois Motor Xpress is putting a new terminal in the Cape Girardeau area. The trucking company, based in Cutler, Ill., has leased the land at 1716 E. Interstate 55 Outer Road, across from the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, from Gene Rhodes' Seven Thirty Inc...
A look back at local business -- 1997 (05/15/04)
Boyd Gaming Corp. closed its office in downtown Cape Girardeau, almost three years after it was opened. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel opened new monument display yard at 829 N. West End Blvd. Goody's Family Clothing Store opened in Cape West Business Park...
Food Giant may merge with larger company (05/15/04)
Business Today SIKESTON -- Food Giant Supermarkets is currently in negotiations to be bought for stock by a Kentucky conglomerate. If all goes to plan, the Sikeston-based grocery retailer could be a subsidiary of Houchens Industries by early July. Food Giant president and CEO Ron Watkins announced April 19 that after about 60 days of serious discussion, both companies' boards of directors had approved a nonbinding letter of intent outlining the acquisition of Food Giant by the Bowling Green, Ky.-based Houchens. ...
ArvinMeritor receives appreciation for expansion (05/15/04)
Will create 250 jobs Business Today DEXTER -- ArvinMeritor, which produces light vehicle exhaust systems, recently received a certificate of appreciation from USDA Rural Development. The certificate represents Rural Development's Guaranteed Business and Industry Loan, which will be used for the purchase of the former Purolator building that will be remodeled to fit the needs of ArvinMeritor...
JCPenney -- 65 years in Sikeston (05/15/04)
Business Today SIKESTON - Sixty-five years ago this month, when P.E. Brown opened the doors to Sikeston's first JCPenney store, he was determined to follow the golden rule establish by company founder James Cash Penney. The company's goal then, and still today, is to "serve the public, as nearly as we can, to its complete satisfaction."...
Long career takes man to top at Noranda (05/15/04)
By Jill Bock Special to Business Today MARSTON -- For more than 30 years, Keith Gregston filled various positions at Noranda Aluminum Inc. Today, he has another job at the aluminum plant in New Madrid Industrial Park. Gregston is the new president and general manager of primary operations...
Cape Chamber membership drive begins (05/15/04)
Ambassadors and other Chamber members are joining together to compete in the annual Chamber membership drive. Each year during May, Chamber members get involved to promote and recruit those businesses and new members in the community that have not yet had the opportunity to benefit from Chamber membership...
State sees healthy business growth in '03 (05/15/04)
By Kelvin Simmons Director Department of Economic Development JEFFERSON CITY -- Missouri's business climate is strong and vibrant. We have been touting that fact for more than a year and a recent study completed by our department's research division provides further evidence to support that statement...
Missouri Chamber disappointed in veto of civil justice reform (05/15/04)
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry was extremely disappointed in Gov. Bob Holden's recent veto of HB 1304, civil justice reform that was given final approval by the General Assembly in late April after much debate and drama. "We are very disappointed that the governor has chosen to ignore Missouri's employers -- including the medical community -- by vetoing this legislation, which is imperative to the economic vitality of our state," said Daniel Mehan, Missouri Chamber president and CEO. ...
TNT Choppers putting burly bikes on the road (05/15/04)
By Jim Obert Business Today EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- It didn't take long for the new bridge at Cape Girardeau to attract a new business. TNT Choppers, a custom motorcycles dealer, has opened on Route 146 near the Purple Crackle nightclub. Owner Dave Pearce, who is a partner in a TNT Choppers outlet in Mayfield, Ky., said the new bridge "makes it easier for people to have access to us," and he expects to draw traffic from Interstate 55...
Cape Girardeau County tax liens (05/15/04)
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 more information contact the recorder's office at 243-8123...
Business briefs (05/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI CAPE GIRARDEAU Close Environmental Consultants has relocated from 106 Farrar Drive, Suite 101, to Suite 108 in the same building. Hempies has moved from 110 Themis St. to the former My Daddy's Cheesecake building at 111 Main St. The owner is Sean Wibbenmeyer...
Hilderbrand Jewelers -- dazzling diamonds and more (05/15/04)
By Jim Obert Business Today PERRYVILLE -- Sandy and Kevin Hilderbrand recently returned from Antwerp, Belgium -- the diamond capital of the world. Before they started their jewelry business almost four years ago, they went to California every week -- for years. That was when they were long-haul truckers...
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