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Learning briefs 6/15 (06/15/04)
Three chosen to attend Boys State at CMSUThree local students, Austin Lee Bock, Ben Jansen and Jared Schoen, have been selected to attend the American Legion Boys State of Missouri this week at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo. ...
University announces spring semester dean's list (06/15/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Sarah D. Birkman, Kristin N. Dejournett, Heidi M. Delay, Ross D. McFerron, Amanda R. Sanders. ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Julie M. Beardslee, Angela C. Bohnert, Joshua M. Bohnert, Jena L. Mabry, David K. Preusser, Brian Rhodes...
Trip to Greece proves to be adventure (06/15/04)
My stepsister, Molly, went to Greece recently. I wanted to write all about it because I know that it was a wonderful experience for her. She is 16 years old, and an up-and-coming junior at Notre Dame this fall. She and 16 other people, students and adults alike, left June 5 for the trip of a lifetime...
A year-round commitment (06/15/04)
Anyone who plays varsity high-school sports knows that it is a lot of work. During their seasons athletes sweat, bleed, cry, go without and give everything they have to their sports. You almost have to if you want to win. So after all the work and all the tears and all the effort, your season will soon come to an end. And then you can relax you can drink as many sodas as you want and eat potato chips until you're sick...
Toying with new ideas (06/15/04)
WASHINGTON Michael Hicks didn't set out to invent a challenging toy. Laid off from his job as an industrial electronics technician, he was supposed to be installing the new dryer at his home in South Carolina. But the dryer hose didn't fit. It had been sitting in the corner on top of his golf bag for a couple of days when Hicks spied it and had an odd thought: "I wonder if I can get a golf ball to loop in and out of this tube?" Four hours later he was still playing with it, convinced that he had his hands on the next hot toy. ...
Jackson pageant aids contestants later on (06/15/04)
Appearance, poise, talent and interview answers may be the criteria contestants in the Miss Missouri pageant are judged on. But Miss Jackson's success in the pageant last weekend indicates that experience is also necessary. Miss Jackson, Whitney Weeks of Chesterfield, Mo., was named Miss Missouri in Mexico, Mo., on Saturday. She will compete for Miss America in September...
Reality TV wannabe (06/15/04)
As I sat in the dark theater watching "The Day After Tomorrow" and seeing the world coming to a catastrophic end, it really got me thinking. What would I be like on "The Real World?" All these people are depicted as crazy/depressed maniacs who argue over the simplest things. Where would I stand in all this?...
Looking for the spirit of America (06/15/04)
Patriotism and the love of freedom are the foundation of America. To honor this spirit, the Southeast Missourian is sponsoring the Spirit of America Award and will publish a Spirit of America edition on July 2 with stories about patriotic and veterans organizations...
Holden recommends area projects for federal funding (06/15/04)
Gov. Bob Holden has set in motion a process that may result in the federal government's funding of several local projects that will help build bridges, aid business expansion and fund new educational equipment in Southeast Missouri. Holden recently announced that he has recommended 10 projects totaling $420,582 of federal funding from the Delta Regional Authority, which has just more than $3.5 million to allocate to the eight states in the Delta region this year to help stimulate economic growth and create jobs in that area.. ...
Playing the numbers (06/15/04)
After 50 balls, the game changes. Since ball one, the pressure inside Cape Girardeau's Bingo World has been steadily mounting, but when the 49th ball is called on the $1,000 progressive jackpot at the Cape Girardeau Kiwanis Monday Night Bingo, the tension is tangible...
Trooper struck by car on Interstate 55 (06/15/04)
DON FRAZIER * dfrazier@semissourian.com Nurses and an air evac crew wheeled Sgt. Bradley S. Lively away from the helipad at St. Francis Medical Center on Monday. Lively, a Missouri state trooper, was struck by a car on Interstate 55.By Linda Redeffer ~ Southeast Missourian...
Jackson city officials review building codes (06/15/04)
Jackson city officials are already bracing for the worst from area builders and contractors. Proposed building codes aimed at keeping buildings sturdy during an earthquake could cost builders and new homeowners much more for supplies. The board of aldermen was introduced to the building code changes at Monday night's meeting. ...
Plans made to straighten out a sharp curve (06/15/04)
A sharp S curve on Farrar Drive north of William Street would be straightened out this year to improve traffic safety as part of street improvements that would ultimately be paid for by four commercial businesses that own property bordering the road...
Groups plan gatherings to praise, criticize drug benefit (06/15/04)
LIBERTY, Mo. -- Hershel Clark worked until he was 73 because he needed the insurance to cover his wife's cancer treatments. On Monday, Hershel, 74, and his wife, Gladys, 69, joined others who lined the streets near a pharmacy President Bush went into before giving a speech at a Liberty school and community center about new Medicare prescription drug discount cards...
State to collect DNA of all felons (06/15/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An impending expansion of Missouri's DNA database to include all felony offenders will greatly enhance the ability of law enforcement to solve crimes in which DNA evidence is collected, supporters of the effort say. Currently, the Missouri State Highway Patrol only collects DNA samples from those convicted of violent felonies or sexually oriented crimes. ...
Holden signs crime package affecting child porn penalties (06/15/04)
CREVE COEUR, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden on Monday signed a legislative crime package that extends the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse, strengthens penalties for child pornography and outlaws cross burning, among other things. Holden was joined by dozens of state legislators and law enforcement officers at a bill-signing ceremony at the Creve Coeur Government Center in this St. Louis suburb. He called it a "very aggressive package" that was reached in a bipartisan way...
Soggy weather slows planting (06/15/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Wet weather last week slowed fieldwork in most of the state, the Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday. An average of 3.4 days were suitable for planting, ranging from a low of three days or less throughout northern and central Missouri to five days in south-central and southeast portions of the state...
Somali man charged in alleged conspiracy to bomb Ohio mall (06/15/04)
WASHINGTON -- A Somali man has been charged with plotting to bomb an Ohio shopping mall, pursuing the type of vulnerable target in the nation's heartland that U.S. officials have been warning terrorists want to strike. The four-count indictment returned by a grand jury in Columbus, Ohio, alleges that Nuradin Abdi conspired with convicted al-Qaida member Iyman Faris -- an al-Qaida operative who sought to sabotage the Brooklyn Bridge -- and others to detonate explosives at an unidentified mall in the Columbus area.. ...
Court overturns pledge case (06/15/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday allowed millions of schoolchildren to keep affirming loyalty to one nation "under God" but dodged the underlying question of whether the Pledge of Allegiance is an unconstitutional blending of church and state...
Army reveals new uniform, first major redesign since '81 (06/15/04)
The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The Army revealed on Monday a new combat uniform with a digital camouflage pattern that looks strikingly different from soldiers' current battle dress uniforms. It marks the first major change in the Army uniform since 1981, said Brig. Gen. James R. Moran. He said recruits will be issued the redesigned uniform starting October 2005...
Fed OKs merger of Bank One, J.P. Morgan Chase (06/15/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve has cleared the way for Wall Street powerhouse J.P. Morgan Chase to combine with and absorb Chicago-based Bank One, forming the nation's second-largest bank with more than $1 trillion in assets. The Fed's board of governors, including chairman Alan Greenspan, voted 6-0 Monday to approve the megamerger, finding that it would not threaten competition or unduly concentrate banking resources...
Retail sales rebound in May; trade deficit sets new record (06/15/04)
WASHINGTON -- The appetite of America's shoppers returned in May, boosting sales at the nation's retailers by 1.2 percent, a fresh sign the economic recovery is on solid footing. The latest snapshot of retail activity reported by the Commerce Department on Monday comes after a consumer pullback in April, which depressed retail sales by 0.6 percent. May's increase was slightly larger than the 1 percent rise some that economists were predicting and marked the biggest gain since March...
S.S. shortfall could occur decade later than previously thought (06/15/04)
WASHINGTON -- Social Security's long-term prospects are better than previously thought, a congressional report said Monday, estimating the program won't become insolvent until 2052, a decade later than projected earlier this year. The report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office still paints a bleak financial picture for the future of the retirement system, which faces significant strain as the aging baby boomer generation retires...
Too many headache pills can end up causing more pain (06/15/04)
WASHINGTON -- One after another, teenagers trickle into Dr. David Rothner's office with the same complaint: almost daily headaches, despite popping over-the-counter painkillers four, then six, then eight times a week. Many get a diagnosis of rebound headache, a vicious cycle where the more painkiller some people use, the more likely new headaches are to crop up between doses...
White House panel wants reduced NASA role in launches (06/15/04)
WASHINGTON -- A White House panel of space experts, wrestling with questions about how to pay for expeditions to the moon and Mars, wants NASA to give private companies a broader role and a greater share of the financial burden. The presidential commission will recommend that NASA's role in missions be limited to "areas where there is irrefutable demonstration that only government can perform the proposed activity," according to a summary of its conclusions obtained by The Associated Press...
Nation digest 06/15/04 (06/15/04)
Clinton portraits at White House unveiled WASHINGTON -- With political grudges left unmentioned, former President Clinton returned to the White House for the first time Monday and listened with delight as President Bush praised him for his knowledge, compassion and "the forward-looking spirit that Americans like in a president." The occasion was the unveiling of the official portraits of Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton...
Mines, fighters mar U.N. efforts to pursue new Congo fighting (06/15/04)
The Associated Press KINSHASA, Congo -- Mined roads and armed factions blocked U.N. officials Monday from pursuing reports of new clashes in eastern Congo, a U.N. spokesman said, as government authorities investigated a failed attempt to oust President Joseph Kabila...
Korean ships exchange first radio messages since war (06/15/04)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Warships from North and South Korea exchanged radio messages Monday for the first time since the end of the Korean War, following a landmark agreement aimed at easing hostilities. Earlier this month, North and South Korea agreed to adopt a standard radio frequency and signaling system for their navies to avoid confusion that could lead to clashes at sea...
Crowds celebrate as Baghdad car bomb kills five Westerners (06/15/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A car bomb shattered a convoy of Westerners in Baghdad Monday, killing at least 13 people, including three General Electric workers and two bodyguards. Crowds rejoiced over the attack, dancing around a charred body and shouting "Down with the USA!"...
World briefs 6/15/04 (06/15/04)
Uganda begins handing out free AIDS drugs KAMPALA, Uganda -- Uganda on Monday began distributing free generic HIV drugs in a program aimed at treating all of the country's estimated 100,000 people living with AIDS. Health Minister Jim Muhwezi said the United Nations' Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will give Uganda $70 million over five years to fund the program...
Eagle Ridge continues to expand athletics (06/15/04)
Eagle Ridge Christian School may not be a part of the Missouri State High School Activities Association, but that has not limited it from trying to build a strong and diverse athletics program. For the first time next year, Eagle Ridge will offer boys soccer in the fall, as well as baseball and possibly fast-pitch softball or soccer for girls in the spring...
Indians' defensive coordinator called to active duty (06/15/04)
Southeast Missourian While the happenings in Iraq may seem far away to many Southeast Missouri residents, they have hit close to home for Southeast Missouri State University's football program. Indians defensive coordinator Damon Bradford was recently called up by the Tennessee National Guard and will report for active duty on Sunday...
Jackson Legion routs House Springs 23-1 (06/15/04)
The Jackson REMAX Achievers American Legion team improved to 7-2 with a 23-1 rout of House Springs on the road Monday. Brandon Gendron led the way with six RBIs on two hits including a grand slam. Tony Longman and Zach Brazer had four hits apiece. Tim Stearns and Jason Meystedt had three hits apiece, while Trey Busch and Brandon Cooper had two hits each. Busch and Brazer had three RBIs apiece...
Cape Legion stumbles late, settles for doubleheader split (06/15/04)
For 12 of a scheduled 14 innings in Monday night's doubleheader, Cape Girardeau's Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team appeared on its way to an emphatic sweep that would provide a much-needed boost to the struggling squad. But even though visiting Paragould, Ark., rallied for a stunning 13-9 second-game victory to salvage a split -- Cape won the opener 7-1 -- Ford & Sons first-year head coach Michael Minner was far from down in the dumps...
A Duval sighting (06/15/04)
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. -- The little things in life bring out the raw emotion in David Duval. He smiled and blinked into the sun when he captured the British Open. He skipped awkwardly around the 18th green in Palm Springs when he shot 59. He defiantly raised the trophy when he won The Players Championship five years ago to become No. 1 in the world...
Lakers find some Zen is seriously lacking (06/15/04)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Oh, great Zen Master, what now? How do you turn dysfunction into function? How do you unbreak what is so obviously broken? Can this marriage be saved? Is hope not lost? "Well, right now I don't think there's a challenge that's as imminent as this perhaps since the '95 season when we had to restructure and remake the Chicago Bulls," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said as his Los Angeles Lakers, trailing the Detroit Pistons 3-1 in the NBA Finals, prepared for Game 5...
Sports briefs 6/15/04 (06/15/04)
College Bob Huggins' top assistant will coach the Cincinnati basketball team during the head coach's indefinite suspension following an arrest for drunken driving. Interim coach Dan Peters will "have total authority with no outside interference to run the basketball program," athletic director Bob Goin said on Monday. ...
Dad finds something to crab about (06/15/04)
At first, our family had only a house dog to call a pet. Now we have two more pets. No, we didn't acquire two more dogs. We are now the proud owners of two hermit crabs. Becca and Bailey couldn't be happier. They carry around the shell-covered hermit crabs in plastic aquarium-like containers, feeding them every three days a tiny amount of crab food that they bought from a local pet store. Cassie, our sheltie, would starve on such rations...
Rob Lowe roughs himself up for 'Salem's Lot' (06/15/04)
LOS ANGELES -- A grungy man with a stubbled face and lank hair enters a homeless shelter. Moments later he's locked in mortal combat with a priest, the pair hurtling through shattering glass to the street below. At the start of TNT's adaptation of Stephen King's "Salem's Lot," the priest's patrician profile is easily recognizable -- actor James Cromwell. But it might take a second glance to realize the grungy guy, Ben Mears, is the usually clean-cut Rob Lowe...
Starz to offer movies via download for monthly fee (06/15/04)
RealNetworks Inc. and Starz Encore Group began offering movies Monday through the Internet for a flat monthly fee -- with a limited selection of year-old films that can take hours to download. Despite that drawback, the companies think their $12.95-per-month Starz! Ticket service will be a hit, largely because byzantine Hollywood contracts give them a virtual monopoly on this type of all-you-can-watch service...
Penzel awarded $6 million 34-72 widening contract (06/15/04)
Business Today JACKSON -- Penzel Construction was awarded a $6 million contract June 3 by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to complete the first phase of the 34-72 upgrade. The total three-phase project will widen Jackson's city entrance from two lanes to four for three miles beginning at the Highway 25 intersection. The first phase will consist of the first mile. It will include replacing a bridge...
Holyfield joins Cape bank (06/15/04)
First State Community Bank has announced that Henry "Butch" Holyfield has joined the Cape Girardeau bank as vice president. Butch has been serving the local community with their residential and other lending needs for over 25 years As vice president, Butch will assist business and individual customers with commercial, residential and individual banking needs...
Better mosquito trap takes extra year to build (06/15/04)
By Scott Welton Special to Business Today SIKESTON --It took two years to take an idea for a better mosquito trap and make that into a viable product for the market, according to its co-inventor, but the wait was worth it. Dr. Ed Masters of Ticks or Mosquitoes LLC in Sikeston said he had hoped to go to market last year with the Biter Fighter. But between additional research, and marketing preparation, it ended up taking another full year...
Use words the same way to communicate (06/15/04)
By John Graham The three of us were on our way to a wedding -- mom, dad and home-from-college-for-the-weekend daughter. In response to a particularly tantalizing tidbit of gossip, the college student exclaimed, "Shut up!" Needless to say, mom went ballistic for a few seconds until it was explained that the two seemingly offensive words were really an exclamation -- "You don't mean it!" or "Are you serious?"...
Community anticipates Saint Francis Fitness Plus (06/15/04)
By Dana Hukel marketing and public relations Saint Francis Medical Center The anticipation of the opening of Saint Francis Fitness Plus is felt within the medical center and throughout the community as the Health and Wellness Center takes shape on the Saint Francis campus...
Holcim lands major permit for cement plant (06/15/04)
Business Today STE. GENEVIEVE -- A plan to build one of the largest cement plants in the world advanced June 7, when the Missouri DNR issued the last major permit to allow construction of Holcim's proposed $600 million cement plant. Holcim Inc. plans to build the plant near the Mississippi River in northern Ste. ...
Business degree programs offered in region (06/15/04)
By Mary Ann Beahon director of university relations William Woods University FULTON -- William Woods University is offering residents of Southeast Missouri the opportunity to pursue a variety of business degrees without quitting work. Classes leading to a bachelor of science in management (BSM), a master of business administration (MBA) and an MBA with an emphasis in human resources are ongoing in Cape Girardeau. ...
$1.8 million grant goes to Cape airport (06/15/04)
Business Today The U.S. Department of Transportation has released a nearly $1.8 million grant to the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport for runway and taxiway improvements. The $1,794,900 grant will go toward working on the intersection of two runways so they will drain better, reworking some ground in one runway safety area and completing the relocation of another runway, airport manager Bruce Loy said...
Business briefs (06/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BENTON Express Fuel Center has opened at Interstate 55/Benton Exit 80. The owners are Russ and Kim Mothershead. CAPE GIRARDEAU Special Touch Pet Grooming has reopened at 2719 Thomas Drive. The owner is Sissy Christopher. USA Mattress Outlet has moved from Independence to 2228 Bloomfield. The owners are Terry Stockman and Susan Northorn...
Recycling, document shredding companies enhance each other (06/15/04)
By Jim Obert Business Today JACKSON -- There are two paper-related businesses in one building in north Cape Girardeau County. One business, Missouri Plastics & Recycling LLC, an ISO 9001:2000 company and EPA Waste Wise partner, recycles many grades of paper and ships it for future use as paper products. ...
Recognitions (06/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Marcus Pittman of GH Home Furnishings in Charleston was recently honored for exceptional achievement at the four-day Whirlpool Regional Technology Training Institute. The institute included training sessions on all Whirlpool and Whirlpool-made laundry products. The four eight-hour sessions required hands-on tear down and diagnostic techniques for the products. Training sessions were conducted by certified training instructors and Whirlpool product training specialists...
Census - Big farms still dominating agriculture (06/15/04)
Business Today Just 3 percent of the nation's farms -- those with sales of more than a half-million dollars a year -- are producing more than 60 percent of America's agricultural goods, according to the government's most in-depth look at who grows what...
McAlister's Deli coming to Cape (06/15/04)
Business Today Don and Cheri Harris have announced plans to open a McAlister's Deli in the Lorimont Place development at 244 S. Mount Auburn Road in Cape Girardeau. Tom Kelsey, commercial broker with Lorimont Place Ltd., who handled the transaction, said the new sit-down deli restaurant would occupy more than 4,000 square feet on the development's north end and would be adjacent to Westfield Shopping Mall...
Workforce Development improves its service in '03 (06/15/04)
By Kelvin Simmons director Department of Economic Development JEFFERSON CITY -- A new report shows that our department's Division of Workforce Development (DWD) has improved efficiencies and is successfully meeting an increased number of goals in serving Missouri's workers and businesses, at a relatively low cost...
Strickland Engineering continues 25-year tradition (06/15/04)
Strickland Engineering on West Main Street in Jackson hosted the Jackson Chamber Business After Hours in May and celebrated its 25th anniversary to show its appreciation after providing consulting engineering services to its clients for 25 years. The company moved to its new location on Main Street in March 2002 after renovating the former Sander Hardware building, a three-story, 11,600-square-foot building. ...
Unemployment drops throughout Bootheel (06/15/04)
Business Today Missouri's unemployment rate dropped in April as did that in the six-county Bootheel region. The state's unadjusted unemployment rate slipped from 5.2 percent in March to 4.5 percent April, and was a full percentage point lower than the same month a year ago. It was also nine-tenths of a point lower than the national jobless rate of 5.4 percent in April...
Government contracting seminar set for June (06/15/04)
The University of Missouri Extension Office recently announced that a seminar will be held in Jackson to teach area business people about applying for and obtaining federal, state and local government contracting opportunities. Morris Hudson, state director of the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, will conduct the seminar in the University of Missouri Extension Center at 684 W. ...
Bankruptcies (06/15/04)
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...
Cape County tax liens (06/15/04)
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...
Bootheel town gets soybean plant grant (06/15/04)
The city of Lilbourn, Mo., was recently awarded a $595,420 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help fund improvements to the city's water and sewer system and provide access to a new soybean processing plant. The $20 million plant is expected to employ 35 people and may later be expanded into a biodiesel production facility...
Stoddard County tax liens (06/15/04)
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...
Keene - Use caution if exchanging variable annuities (06/15/04)
If you're considering swapping an existing variable annuity for a new one, or you've been approached to switch VAs, think twice before doing so, caution financial planners and regulators. In the past few years, particularly as the stock market has declined, there has been a flurry of exchanges of variable annuity contracts. ...
Scott County tax liens (06/15/04)
Scott County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Tom Dirnberger, Scott County recorder of deeds, during the month of 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 545-3551...
Mueller - Working seriously from home (06/15/04)
A recent search under "home-based businesses' on Google showed over seven million results -- wow! Nowadays we can do just about anything from our home. I truly love the commercial where the gal is working from home in her pajamas, with curlers in her hair, hoping that the day when video telephones are the norm never comes to fruition...
Kelsey receives realtor sales award (06/15/04)
Among those receiving the prestigious Realtor's "Award of Excellence" designation for 2003 was Tom Kelsey, broker for Lorimont Place Ltd. Recognition is given to those members who produce multi-million dollar volume for Missouri property sold and leased during the year. The Cape Girardeau broker is involved in commercial, industrial and development property sales and leasing throughout the Southeast Missouri region...
Kempf - Driving versus flying -- which is better (06/15/04)
During a recent interview with a local television station, I was asked: "Is it more affordable to drive or fly to your vacation destination?" Obviously there is not an exact answer, but it is a relevant question for every traveler. Time Time is the most important consideration. How much of it do you have? How valuable is your time? If you are in business obviously time is money. Most corporate travelers want to get from point A to point B, complete their transaction and get home...
Opinion - Up in smoke stacks (06/15/04)
The old economy is on fire By Larry Kudlow National Review Online economics editor CEO of Kudlow & Co. NEW YORK -- The much-maligned factory sector is booming. Not rising. Not improving. Booming. According to just-released data from the Institute of Supply Management, which tracks the manufacturing sector, new orders, production, order backlogs, export orders, and employment were very strong in May...
Cape Air Festival will thrill and mesmerize (06/15/04)
Business Today Take ground transportation to Cape Girardeau Regional Airport on July 9-11 and enjoy the aerial onslaught. This year's air festival is billed as "Heroes and Legends: A Salute to Those Who Serve." As part of this year's outstanding festival, the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team will be featured. ...
Beatles catalog may be headed for digital distribution (06/15/04)
CNET News.com Talks have begun that could finally make the songs of The Beatles available for sale online, sources familiar with the situation said. Representatives for The Beatles have spoken with numerous online music providers, ranging from small companies to Microsoft, which is planning to open an Internet music store this year. The Beatles' side is asking for a considerable sum in return for providing exclusive online distribution rights, perhaps for as long as a year or more...
Opinion - Using the Internet to find health insurance (06/15/04)
By Karen Kerrigan chairman Small Business Survival Committee Washington, D.C. Americans bought about $95 billion in goods and services over the Internet in 2003 -- a significant boost to the overall economy. The health insurance sector could use some of that dynamism...
New 'shopper' publication (06/15/04)
Business Today DEXTER -- A new regional publication reaching thousands of homes in Southeast Missouri recently debuted. The new SEMO News Shopper officially premiered June 9 in Stoddard, Dunklin, New Madrid and Pemiscot counties in Missouri's Bootheel. The new publication is product of Delta Publishing -- North Division and will have a combined readership with The Daily Statesman of over 40,000 readers...
Ivy Villa -- unique setting for unique gifts (06/15/04)
Business Today CHARLESTON - A turn-of-the-century house has found a new life as a home for a shop offering unique gifts and collectibles. Ivy Villa, owned by Ann Rolwing, opened this spring at 217 E. Marshall St. to provide a wide selection of gifts for all ages...
Arena Golf in Cape has activities for all ages (06/15/04)
Business Today Whether you're a golf fanatic or a keen beginner, golf driving ranges are great places to practice, take lessons, try out new clubs and generally have fun. Arena Golf in Cape Girardeau has covered and open driving tees, an 18-hole miniature (putt-putt) golf course, a full-service pro shop where golfers can buy name-brand clubs or have clubs custom-made, a club repair service and a golf professional who teaches a variety of classes to golfers of all ages...
ACS new manager for Great-West facility (06/15/04)
Business Today KENNETT -- Employees at 1000 Great-West Drive in Kennett are experiencing yet another change. In 1997 they began working for General American Life Insurance Co., in offices located in what was once the K-Mart building. Great-West Life and Annuity Insurance Co. then took over operations and the employees worked for a new company. Last week Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, took over management of the Kennett facility...
Kohl's and Sears Grand coming to Cape (06/15/04)
Business Today Two national retailers will build new stores in west Cape Girardeau in the next year, Cape Girardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson announced June 10. Kohl's and Sears Grand department stores have agreed on separate tentative proposals to build facilities on opposite sides of Siemers Drive. Both companies will begin construction immediately...
Age affects dynamics of Missouri labor market (06/15/04)
Business Today During the last century, workforce demographics have shifted dramatically. According to the AARP, at the turn of the 20th century, 13 percent of the U.S. population was over 50. Today, more than 27 percent or nearly 80 million people are over 50. And by 2020, it will be 35 percent. Over half of America's 140 million workers will soon be over 40...
More roundabouts may mark Cape streets (06/15/04)
Business Today The proposed extension of new Fountain Street from Morgan Oak Street to William Street could include three roundabouts at major intersections rather than conventional four-way stops. One of three proposed designs by Smith & Co., a Poplar Bluff, engineering firm hired by the city of Cape Girardeau, envisions roundabouts being built at Fountain Street intersections with Morgan Oak, Good Hope and William...
Poplar Bluff Farm Equipment (06/15/04)
By LINDSAY CUMMINGS ~ Staff Writer When it comes to marketing, the Beardsley family, who owns Poplar Bluff Farm Equipment, let their products speak for themselves. Offering New Holland tractors, Bush Hog rotary cutters, Kuhn and Deweze hay equipment and Gooseneck trailers, Poplar Bluff Farm Equipment caters to cattle farmers and landowners looking for reliability and performance said owner Bill Beardsley...
A look back at local business -- 1998 (06/15/04)
- Healing Arts Pharmacy opened in Healing Arts Center, 3250 Gordonville Road in Cape. - Tinnin & Terry Designs, business doing machine quilting, opened in Jackson. - Mid-America Mortgage Services opened at 1404 Old Cape Road in Jackson. - Northern Reflections and Northern Getaway opened in West Park Mall. Two stores, under one roof, feature clothing for women and children...
CVB receives grant for promoting Cape tourism (06/15/04)
Business Today The Missouri Division of Tourism has awarded a $31,203 grant to the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau to promote tourism. Chuck Martin, bureau director, said the CVB will match the grant dollar for dollar with motel and restaurant tax money...
Magee Farm Equipment -- seeds and supplies (06/15/04)
Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- For more than a quarter century, Magee Farm Equipment has provided seed and supplies to area farmers. The business has grown to be one of the largest suppliers of crop seed in the region. "We know most of them (customers) personally and professionally," said general manager Doug Jackson...
Alva Davis (06/15/04)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Alva Marie Davis, 85, of Rockport, Ind., died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at the home of a daughter in Rockport. She was born Oct. 27, 1918, at Perks, Ill., daughter of Herman and Virgie Miller Sowers. She was formerly of Dongola, Ill...
Lela Anderson (06/15/04)
Lela Geraldine Anderson, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 14, 2004, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born Aug. 7, 1917, at Piedmont, Mo., daughter of Walter and Letha Powers Asberry. She and Carl A. Anderson were married Oct. 7, 1962, in St. Charles, Ill. He died in 1984...
Delphine Uhrhan (06/15/04)
Delphine Christine Uhrhan, 86, of Scott City died Monday, June 14, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 18, 1918, at Kelso, Mo., daughter of Mike and Johanna Bles Enderle. She and Vincent Adam Uhrhan were married July 10, 1948, at Kelso...
Oscar Stein (06/15/04)
Oscar Stein, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Heartland Care Rehab Center. He was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, son of Oscar C. and Bertha Gibson Stein. He and LaVerne Illers were married May 15, 1955, in Jackson. She died March 25, 1980...
Births 6/15/04 (06/15/04)
Mathes Son to Stephen James and Melody Ann Mathes of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 11:49 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2004. Name, Andrew David. Weight, 6 pounds 13 ounces. First child. Mrs. Mathes is the former Melody Howard, daughter of Anna Lee Howard of Cape Girardeau. She is a teacher at Marquand-Zion School District. Mathes is the son of Alvin and Alma Mathes of Fredericktown, Mo. He is a mold technician at TG Missouri Corp...
Cape police report 6/15/04 (06/15/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Kyle A. Turner, 25, 601 Boxwood, Apt. 6, was issued a summons Monday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, failure to use headlights and failure to show proof of insurance...
Cape fire report 6/15/04 (06/15/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following item on Sunday: At 6:45 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1115 William St. Firefighters responded to the following items on Monday: At 1:20 a.m., an emergency medical service at 525 S. Hanover St...
Out of the past 6/15/04 (06/15/04)
10 years ago: June 15, 1994 Union Electric Co. is working at William-Sheridan intersection this week to upgrade its gas mains as part of ongoing project to replace cast iron mains along William; outside, eastbound lane of William will be blocked from 500 feet west of Sheridan to just east of Sheridan...
Clarification 06/15/04 (06/15/04)
Friday's story about planned improvements to William Street was unclear as to where Route K begins. State-maintained Route K starts west from the intersection of William Street and Kingshighway.
Correction 6/15/05 (06/15/04)
Monday's business column should have identified the husband of Hand Me Arounds co-owner Suzanne Buchheit, Bill Buchheit, as the owner of Buchheit Concrete in Perryville. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Twisting values (06/15/04)
Los Angeles Times "Everything changed after 9-11" became, in 2001, the slogan that justified new approaches to national security, including curtailment of civil liberties. Nearly three years later, we learn that even the use of torture was being justified when it came to terror suspects. ...
Danforth's new task (06/15/04)
The announcement that President Bush had picked John Danforth of Missouri to be the next ambassador to the United Nations came the day before Ronald Reagan died. As a result, Danforth was thrust into the national limelight, this time as the person selected by the Reagan family to preside at the former president's funeral in the National Cathedral...
We need choice on supplements (06/15/04)
To the editor: Lately the press has given much attention to the "dangers" of dietary supplements. Many of these reports call for the repeal of the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act, a law that allows consumers greater access to information concerning the use of vitamins and herbs. Much of the information that is being reported is misleading and designed to make the general public believe that dietary supplements are dangerous and should be classified the same as prescription drugs...
Global warming's confusing data (06/15/04)
To the editor: The editorial from The (Rochester, N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle concerning global warming claims Earth's temperature is rising about one degree a year. This must be a typo, otherwise we'd all be dead by now. I'm not an expert, which is OK because most scientists supporting the concept of global warming aren't either. ...
Disabled parking laws need teeth (06/15/04)
To the editor; Regarding the article pertaining to new disabled parking provisions: Laws are only of value if local officials believe them to be. I was told police are not allowed to patrol business parking lots unless specifically called in response to a crime. Most business owners do not want to offend their customers and will not call to report violations. Most mall security personnel only warn violators, and many go undetected...
Speak out 6/10 (06/15/04)
Voting in support WE HAVE three voters in our house, and we voted against the tax and fee increases for Cape Girardeau because of the water park. This time we voted yes because it's for the firefighters and the police officers. Trouble with neighbors...
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