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Stories from Sunday, August 15, 2004

Odds and ends 8/15/04 (08/15/04)
Police: $46,000 from bank found in landfill COLUMBUS, Ga. -- A cache of cash found in the Columbus landfill was the result of a bank error, police said. The money -- more than $46,000 -- was found on July 23 by a backhoe operator who was digging through mounds of garbage at the Pine Grove Landfill. ...
Oran firefighters get federal grant to buy new pumper (08/15/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- The Oran Fire Department has received a $225,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to buy a new firefighting vehicle. The grant is one of 236 grants to fire departments across the country in the 11th round of the Fiscal Year 2004 Assistance to Firefighters grant program...
School's first grade (08/15/04)
In 24 hours, school administrators across Missouri will sit down at their computers, type in a special password and access the future of their schools. Flourish or flop? Parties or penalties? The questions that have bounced in local educators' minds since last spring's standardized assessments will finally be answered...
State lowers test standard to meet federal guidelines (08/15/04)
One-hundred percent of all students proficient in math and communication arts by 2014 -- not many educators in Missouri or anywhere else think it's a goal that will likely be achieved in the next decade. But that's exactly what the U.S. Department of Education now expects of public schools, and Missouri's department of elementary and secondary education is among those in many states that lowered standards this year to help schools reach that goal...
Top GOP hopefuls appear at Emerson gathering (08/15/04)
Missouri voters have proved they are in tune with Republicans, the party's candidates for the state's top offices said Saturday. The candidates joined U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and several hundred people at Emrson's ninth annual picnic at the Arena Building. All pointed to voters' overwhelming support of the marriage amendment on Aug. 3 as evidence that Missourians want leaders who share their values...
Savvy shopping on tax holiday is family business (08/15/04)
Taking four elementary-age boys into the shopping frenzy created by this weekend's tax holiday didn't faze April Bryant of Cape Girardeau. With a list of stops in her head and a determined look in her eye, she set out Saturday on her task with the assistance of her mother, Eve Beatty, and mother-in-law Kathy Darby to shop for school clothes. Bryant is a savvy shopper. Clearance racks and marked-down goods are the first to catch her eye...
Corn maze honors former president Reagan (08/15/04)
PEKIN, Ill. -- A central Illinois farmer has created an unusual tribute to Ronald Reagan: a 15-acre corn maze carved in the likeness of the former president. Todd Uhlman said he got the inspiration for the maze from media coverage following Reagan's June death...
Panel approves changes to Cold Weather Rule (08/15/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Public Service Commission approved several measures Friday aimed at keeping homes heated during the winter months, regardless of a person's ability to pay. The so-called Cold Weather Rule, established in 1977 and largely unchanged for the past decade, has been recast to provide extra protections to the elderly, disabled and low-income residents struggling to pay their heat bill...
Program enlists truckers to watch for terrorist activity (08/15/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Gary Prewitt doesn't much look like the next line of defense in the fight against terrorism. At 62, he is an over-the-road truck driver far removed from his days with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. But Prewitt is one of more than 10,000 truckers nationwide who have joined the anti-terrorism movement through a federally funded program called Highway Watch...
Gubernatorial candidates support university name change (08/15/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Despite concerns from Columbia lawmakers, gubernatorial candidates Claire McCaskill and Matt Blunt say they support changing the name of Southwest Missouri State University. The Springfield school wants to become Missouri State University, saying a new name would be more fitting because it's the state's second-largest university and draws students from all over Missouri...
With poker's new popularity, casinos open card rooms (08/15/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A few years ago, casinos across the United States were closing their poker rooms to make space for more popular and lucrative slot machines. But the improbable triumph in 2003 of a 27-year-old accountant from Tennessee, who beat some of the world's greatest professional players on national television, has sent the country into a poker frenzy...
D.C. officials, residents exasperated by stepped-up security (08/15/04)
WASHINGTON -- Near the White House, stores now rely on handcarts -- not trucks -- to get their deliveries. Ambulances face delays. And officials worry about what will happen when summer ends and commuters once again push full-scale into the city's center every day...
Hurricanes spur growth of plankton in the ocean (08/15/04)
WASHINGTON -- Like a desert bursting into flower after a rare rainstorm, seemingly barren stretches of the ocean bloom with plankton after hurricanes pass by. The bursts of life were measured by satellite studies following 13 hurricanes from 1998 to 2001...
Sheriff seeks release of findings in probe of Michael Jackson (08/15/04)
The Associated Press SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The sheriff has asked a judge's permission to release the results of a state probe into allegations that Michael Jackson was "manhandled" by authorities after his arrest for investigation of child molestation...
Military trying 'nonlethal' energy weapons (08/15/04)
A few months from now, Peter Anthony Schlesinger hopes to zap a laser beam at a couple of chickens or other animals in a cage a few dozen yards away. If all goes as planned, the chickens will be frozen in midcluck, their leg and wing muscles paralyzed by an electrical charge created by the beam, even as their heart and lungs continue to function normally...
Critics- Security still issue at nuclear weapons plant (08/15/04)
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- Staccato bursts of a machine gun rip through the woods near the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant, a warhead parts factory and uranium storehouse that has been criticized for lax security. A security patrol officer is running through a firing range exercise with two instructors deep within the Department of Energy's 33,000-acre Oak Ridge Reservation...
Thousands say goodbye to singer Rick James in hometown (08/15/04)
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Grammy Award-winning funk singer Rick James was laid to rest Saturday in his hometown, where 6,000 people waited for hours to pay their final respects. The line of mourners stretched more than two city blocks for the funeral service. Seventy gospel singers and a band performed a lively tribute...
Calif. firefighters- Wildfires contained by Monday (08/15/04)
BELLE VISTA, Calif. -- Firefighters reported progress Saturday in their battle to contain a nearly 10,000-acre wildfire that destroyed 80 homes after being touched off by a spark from a lawn mower. Crews expected to have the blaze fully contained by Monday evening...
Science digest 08/15/04 (08/15/04)
Gene suppressor makes lazy monkeys efficient Laboratory monkeys that started out as careless procrastinators became super-efficient workers after injections into their brains that suppressed a gene linked to their ability to anticipate a reward. The monkeys, who had been taught a computer game that rewarded them with drops of water and juice, lost their slacker ways and worked faster while making fewer errors. ...
Bush to cut forces in Europe, Asia; no change in Iraq (08/15/04)
SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- President Bush has decided to bring home tens of thousands of U.S. troops from posts around the world -- most of them in Europe and Asia -- plus 100,000 of their family members and support personnel, U.S. officials said Saturday...
Victims haunted by deaths of neighbors, total devastation (08/15/04)
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- When Cindy Vallier returned home Saturday after Hurricane Charley, the bodies of the old couple across the road were lying in her front yard, covered in blankets. Staring at the old man's black wheelchair and twisted walker wedged under her husband's upturned truck, Vallier wonders how she can bear to move back to Crystal Lake mobile home park...
Iraq is a problem for candidate Bush (08/15/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush is walking a political tightrope on Iraq. He stands to benefit if public attention to the violence ebbs, and there are indications voters' focus is drifting, despite last week's fierce fighting in Najaf and turmoil in other cities...
Florida's 'worst fears' realized (08/15/04)
AFTER HURRICANE CHARLEY By Mark Long and Allen G. Breed ~ The Associated Press PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- Rescuers rummaged through a chaotic landscape of pulverized homes and twisted metal Saturday, racing to tally Hurricane Charley's "significant loss of life" and help thousands left homeless by its vicious winds and rain. Thirteen people were confirmed dead...
Stones' drummer treated for cancer (08/15/04)
The Associated Press LONDON -- Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is being treated for throat cancer, a spokesman for the band said Saturday. Watts, 63, was diagnosed in June and has completed four weeks of a six-week course of radiotherapy at London's Royal Marsden Hospital...
180 Congolese refugees massacred at U.N. camp (08/15/04)
GATUMBA, Burundi -- Attackers with machetes and automatic weapons raided a U.N. refugee camp in western Burundi, shooting and hacking to death at least 180 men, women and children, U.N. officials said. Burundian Hutu rebels claimed responsibility, insisting the camp for Congolese Tutsi refugees fleeing tribal fighting was a hide-out for Burundi army soldiers and Congolese tribal militiamen...
As fighting rages, Blair signs Olympic Truce (08/15/04)
ATHENS, Greece -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair signed the Olympic Truce at the birthplace of the games Saturday, even as his troops in Iraq were breaking with the spirit of the document that calls for a halt in worldwide conflict during the competition. ...
France recalls forgotten D-Day with honors for British, U.S. (08/15/04)
DRAGUIGNAN, France -- France opened a weekend tribute Saturday to the American, French and African soldiers who helped liberate its land from Nazi Germany's grip in one of the least-remembered military operations of World War II: the Allied invasion of the Riviera...
Politicians tout democracy as recall vote's real winner (08/15/04)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Two years after a failed coup against President Hugo Chavez, the opposition's bitter and often bloody effort to oust him culminates in a recall vote today. The former military commander, who himself led a failed coup in 1992, insists he will win the referendum and keep his job. But the real winner may be Venezuela's shaky democracy, with voters getting a chance to decide their country's future...
Talks to end violence in Najaf break down (08/15/04)
NAJAF, Iraq -- Negotiations to end the fighting in Najaf broke down Saturday, threatening to spark a resurgence of the fierce clashes between Shiite militants and a combined U.S.-Iraqi force that have plagued this holy city for more than a week. The collapse of talks will likely cast a pall over Iraq's National Conference, which starts today, gathering 1,300 delegates from all over Iraq in what is considered a vital step toward establishing democracy...
Pope- Pain all part of 'wondrous plan' of God (08/15/04)
LOURDES, France -- His voice weak, his legs unsteady as he knelt in prayer, Pope John Paul II joined thousands of other ailing pilgrims Saturday at a cliffside shrine known for its miraculous cures, telling them he shares in their physical suffering and assuring them the burden is part of God's "wondrous plan."...
Central puts moms through tryout (08/15/04)
By Jeremy Joffray ~ Southeast Missourian The first time a boy brings up the subject of playing football, often times the possibility of injury is the first thing that comes to a parent's mind. Having an understanding of the game and the equipment players use to protect themselves can go a long way to easing those fears. ...
The real McCoy (08/15/04)
The average football fan probably thinks Charles McCoy is out of his mind, passing up the big-time atmosphere of Southern Cal and Nebraska for low-profile, Division I-AA Southeast Missouri State University. But McCoy has no doubt that Cape Girardeau is where he and wife Stephanie were meant to wind up...
Indians conservative at first scrimmage (08/15/04)
Southeast focused on its running game before approximately 100 fans. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian If Southeast Missouri State University's offense appeared a bit conservative during the Indians' first scrimmage of the preseason Saturday evening, there were at least two good reasons for it...
Grambing, McGinnis lead way at Youth Triathlon (08/15/04)
Southeast Missourian About 35 area kids took part in the 16th annual Cape Bicycle and Gators Swim Team Youth Triathlon at Central Junior High on Saturday. Sam Grambing of Cape Girardeau was the only competitor to break the 19-minute mark, taking the overall title in a time of 18:05. The top female competitor was Cailin McGinnis of Jackson in 20:48...
Singh carries one-shot lead into final round (08/15/04)
The Fijian seeks his third major title. By Doug Ferguson ~ The Associated Press HAVEN, Wis. -- Vijay Singh is one round away from turning a great year into his best ever. Flawless over his final 13 holes Saturday at Whistling Straits as a pack of contenders fell away, Singh emerged as the man to beat at the PGA Championship, making a 5-foot par putt on the final hole for a 3-under 69 and a one-shot lead over Justin Leonard...
Greek sprinters have some explaining (08/15/04)
The Associated Press ATHENS -- Greeks love alibis every bit as much as the next guys, even if there's nothing in the native tongue that quite matches "The dog ate my homework." But there might be by the time disgraced national hero Kostas Kenteris gets around to explaining how he crashed a motorcycle six hours after skipping out on yet another drug test, and 20 hours before he was the heavy favorite to light the Olympic flame in front of a worldwide audience...
U.S. Women's basketball wins in a rout (08/15/04)
ATHENS, Greece -- The U.S. women's basketball team routed New Zealand 99-47 in its Olympic opener. Five Americans scored in double figures, turning it on after a slow start. Favored to win its third straight gold medal, the United States extended its Olympic winning streak to 18. Swin Cash, playing her first game in the Olympics, led with 19 points. Angela Marino led New Zealand with 13 points...
Oldtimer delivers big hit in Braves' win over Cards (08/15/04)
Julio Franco put Atlanta ahead for good in a 9-7 see-saw victory over St. Louis. By Charles Odum ~ The Associated Press ATLANTA -- Julio Franco showed that at 45 his memory is still as strong as his swing...
Gold No. 1 Phelps sets 400 IM world record (08/15/04)
By Paul Newberry ~ The Associated Press ATHENS, Greece -- Michael Phelps grabbed his head in disbelief, then thrust his left fist in the air. The first one's out of the way. He's an Olympic champion -- just like Mark Spitz...
Amid festivities, kicker sends a serious message (08/15/04)
The mood was mostly light at Tuesday's Southeast Missouri State University football media day as coaches and players bantered with reporters and boosters, proclaiming just how great a season they expect to have. It's a scene of unbridled optimism that takes place at virtually every media day across the country. ...
Area calendar (08/15/04)
Basketball Perryville men's league forming: The Perryville Parks and Recreation Department wiill hold an informational meeting at 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Perry Park Center for anyone interested in getting a team together for the upcoming fall season. Info: Brian Roth, 547-7275...
Jacksons' U-11 Cal Ripken team goes to 2-0 at regional (08/15/04)
BOONEVILLE, Mo. -- Jackson's Under 11 Cal Ripken baseball team improved to 2-0 in pool play at the Midwest Regional Tournament with a 6-2 win Saturday evening over Minnesota. Clayton Baker pitched all six innings to lead Jackson to victory. Baker struck out six and allowed only three hits. Bobby Clark had a pair of hits to lead Jackson's offense...
Area digest (08/15/04)
Brey, Eftink, Underwood win scramble event The threesome of Judi Brey, Mary Jane Eftink and Dana Underwood was the scramble winner at the Women's Golf Association's twilight event at Cape Girardeau Country Club. Robyn Young won closest to the pin on No. 2, while Claudia VanOostrom claimed the longest putt on No. 9...
English enchantment (08/15/04)
The house at 2133 Yorktown is reminiscent of the English countryside, with quaint bungalows surrounded by the emerald green of lovingly tended gardens. This brick ranch home offers the practicality of the ranch style, but none of the predictability. ...
Caring for those patchwork heirlooms (08/15/04)
Almost every home has at least one -- a quilt made from colorful squares of fabric carefully stitched together to create an intricate design. Some are homemade family heirlooms, others were bought because of an eye-catching quality. "Quilts interest people of all ages, from the very young to the very old." said Thelma Stone, a member of the River Heritage Quilting Society. "It's possible there are more quilts being made today than ever before."...
Retired professor creates intricate wood carvings (08/15/04)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Horticulture is the art or science of growing flowers, fruits, vegetables and shrubs. Floyd Giles of Champaign has been there and done that. "I used to be a horticulturist, but I don't work in the yard much anymore," he said. Instead, he sits in his workroom on the lower level of his home -- with his back yard at eye level -- painstakingly recreating all the plants and bugs in wood carvings...
Robber uses woman's dress, wig as cover-up (08/15/04)
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. -- A mustached man donning a green sun dress made off with $4,000 from a bank, but he didn't make the best-dressed list. Witnesses say the bank robber could have used a little fashion help. But his girlie get-up helped him get away...
Designs show woman's artistic flair (08/15/04)
MONETT, Mo. -- To the average person, it's an egg. But to Cindy Clapper, it's a potential work of art. Clapper has been bitten by the "bug." Not the flu bug, but the artistic bug that entices someone with a crafty bent in their personality to take something ordinary and turn it into the extraordinary...
Kilborn quits 'Late Late Show' (08/15/04)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Craig Kilborn has decided to quit CBS' "Late Late Show" after five seasons, leaving the network to find a new host for the hour that follows "Late Show with David Letterman." "It was easily the greatest job I've had, and CBS was very generous in their offer to re-sign me," Kilborn told Daily Variety. "But I simply want to try something new. I can now focus on writing and producing different television projects I haven't had time for."...
Building women (08/15/04)
NEW YORK -- Norma Vally's got the power, and she's trying to share it with other women. The Discovery Home Channel's "Toolbelt Diva," which airs Fridays at 8 p.m. with replays throughout the week, is taking power tools, putting them in women's hands, and showing her audience what they might do manageably in a two-day, weekend project...
Staffing firm relocates to historic, downtown building (08/15/04)
Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- In order to have more space and a better location, the owners of Productive Staffing have restored a historic building at 502 Poplar St. in downtown Poplar Bluff. Janet McNece and her husband, William, who handles the payroll accounting department, established Productive Staffing in 1996. The agency was located on South Broadway for five years and then was next to Wal-Mart for 3 1/2 years...
First Cape bridge blast draws crowd (08/15/04)
Business Today Explosives sent a section of the old Mississippi River bridge at Cape Girardeau crashing onto the tree-filled Illinois shore Aug. 3 as hundreds of spectators looked on from the Missouri shore. The blast brought down three piers and the metal spans -- about 1,250 feet in length -- that sat on those piers in a matter of seconds...
Traffic congestion project on Mount Auburn Road in Cape (08/15/04)
Business Today A $65,000 project aimed at easing traffic congestion on Mount Auburn Road should begin in the next two weeks and be completed this fall, according to Cape Girardeau city engineer Mark Lester. MoDOT designed the road improvements at the busy Mount Auburn Road-Kingshighway intersection. The city will pay the cost of the work with motor fuel tax money...
Kempf - Theme travel, it's happening right now (08/15/04)
"I have a dream" is one of the most recognized statements made in American history. History is filled with people who had big dreams even farther back than Joseph in biblical times. My years as a travel consultant has taught me that every person has been born with a dream, some dream big and some dream small...
State to study roundabout for Route W, Lexington in Cape (08/15/04)
Business Today Cape Girardeau city officials want to know if a roundabout would ease traffic tie-ups at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and Route W. City manager Doug Leslie has asked the Missouri Department of Transportation to look at that possibility as well as any other options to improve the intersection...
Kennett auto dealership building new facility (08/15/04)
Business Today KENNETT -- Glen Sain Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Cadillac is making preparations for a major change. The auto dealership will be moving from its current location at 918 First Street to a new location. Danny Ford, owner of the dealership, said, "We've been here since 1989 when we bought the business from Blackwell-Baldwin. Fifteen years in the same place is a long time...
Century 21 in Jackson purchased (08/15/04)
JACKSON -- Century 21 Heartland Realty was purchased by Ken and Keith Inman on July 6. Previous owners Bill and Sheila King remain with the company as managing broker and sales agent, respectively. Earlier this year, the Inmans purchased Century 21 Ashland Realty and Century 21 Key Realty, both in Cape Girardeau...
Rep. Emerson meets doctors over tort reform (08/15/04)
Business Today More than 50,000 Americans are now over 100 years old, according to figures Dr. Charles Cozean read recently. John Mackel, director of recruitment for Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Cozean and several other doctors met with U.S. ...
Recognitions (08/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI David Rudert of Perryville, a sales professional in Prudential's Great St. Louis Agency, has qualified to attend the company's master conference in Acapulco, Mexico. He did so through outstanding sales and excellence in customer service...
Rust acquires 20th daily paper (08/15/04)
Business Today Rust Communications of Cape Girardeau has acquired the Fort Scott (Kan.) Tribune-Monitor effective Aug. 2. The company has owned the nearby Nevada (Mo.) Daily Mail and Nevada News since 1997. The Tribune-Monitor is the 20th daily in the Rust group of newspapers...
Minor work continues on new airport runway (08/15/04)
Business Today KENNETT -- Area pilots are anxiously awaiting the official opening of the new 5,001-foot runway at Kennett Municipal Airport. John Dalton, chairman of the airport committee, said this is the "only big runway we've built. We're like a bunch of kids waiting for Christmas. We're wanting it to get here. We are pleased with the project."...
Wiethop Truck Sales readies for 50th anniversary (08/15/04)
Business Today Wiethop Truck Sales Inc. is celebrating its 50th year as an International Truck Dealer in September. Bill Gosche, president and general manager, said several parts and service specials will be available during the week of Sept. 13-17. Also, there will be an open house for customers on Saturday, Sept. 18...
Who should be doing what for whom (08/15/04)
Powering-up manufacturer-distributor relationships By John R. Graham For the past decade, battles between manufacturers and their distributors have been escalating. Neither is satisfied with the other's performance, particularly when margins are often razor-thin. The tension, which seems to be at an all-time high, comes down to one issue: Who should be doing what for whom in promoting products?...
Little Tikes sold to another playground equipment company (08/15/04)
FARMINGTON -- Little Tikes Commercial Play Systems, a division of Newell Rubbermaid Inc., has been sold to PlayPower Inc., an international company based in St. Louis. The announcement was made public by Newell Rubbermaid on July 1. PlayPower is a leading manufacturer of commercial playground systems, contained playground environments, municipal waterslides and floating dock systems. ...
People news (08/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Chris Ziolkowski is the new manager of Delta Concrete in Cape Girardeau. Bill Logan has been named director of operations at HealthPoint Fitness Center in Cape Girardeau. David Jones has been named public relations/communication manager for the 11 markets of Sikeston-based Montgomery Bank...
Mueller - What is 'performance management?' (08/15/04)
I recently Googled "performance management" and was shown over 2,000 results for articles on the subject. Performance management is a hot topic these days, especially at the corporate level. Interestingly enough, it is also creeping into the small business owners' vocabulary as well...
Opinion - The 'free Speaker' and his new book (08/15/04)
By Larry Kudlow National Review Online economics editor CEO of Kudlow & Co. NEW YORK -- House Speaker Dennis Hastert tends to operate behind the scenes. He's not one to make long public speeches or bask in the Washington glow. His image is more of a legislative tactician than a heavy thinker...
JCS/TEL-LINK receives top award from Motorola (08/15/04)
Motorola Communications awarded Cape Girardeau-based JCS/Tel-Link, a Motorola dealer and authorized service provider, with its top award -- the Pinnacle Club Award. JCS/Tel-Link owners Reg and Kathy Swan were honored by Motorola with a recent trip to San Francisco along with 50 other dealers in the United States and Canada...
Preparing a business plan (08/15/04)
Just the sound of the words, "business plan," is enough to make anyone quiver. But if you're planning to start a business, you will definitely need a business plan. While you could hire someone to write the plan for you, you would be better off doing it yourself. The more you know about your business, the better prepared you'll be to answer a lender's or investor's questions and the more likely you'll receive capital...
The ins and outs of hiring (08/15/04)
Hiring an employee is not an easy task, but if your business is growing and you need additional staff, you may have to step up to the challenge. Where do you start? How do you define the position you need to fill? What makes a good employee? These are just some of the many questions you'll have to answer as you look for an employee...
Work zones -- home-based businesses versus neighborhoods (08/15/04)
By Mark Bliss Special to Business Today Homes and businesses don't mix. That's often the message from the Cape Girardeau City Council and the planning and zoning commission. The zoning commission and the city council in recent years have routinely denied special-use permits for city residents who want to start businesses in their homes, citing a desire to protect the residential quality of neighborhoods...
Workforce Employment notes 10th anniversary (08/15/04)
FARMINGTON -- Workforce Employment Solutions personnel recently visited Discovery Ridge Tiger Sanctuary to celebrate its 10-year anniversary. The staffing firm's 21 employees from the region enjoyed a gourmet breakfast, toured the tiger sanctuary and noted how Workforce has grown from one office in Farmington to six regional offices and two out-of state offices...
Cape downtown parking lot bought for development (08/15/04)
By Tony Rehagen Special to Business Today Mark Johnson is no real estate developer. He just wanted a piece of the action. Now the local lawyer has acquired a piece of downtown Cape Girardeau, a blighted multilevel parking lot that he hopes can be a key player in the rapid revitalization of the area...
Bankruptcies for August 2004 (08/15/04)
BANKRUPTCIES Bankruptcies filed through Aug. 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 Girardeau County tax liens (08/15/04)
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 July. For more information contact the recorder's office at 243-8123. TAX LIENS AGAINST: James L. Masters, IRS...
Cape Girardeau commercial building permits issued in July (08/15/04)
Applicant: Phillip B. Smith, Architect Address: 1036 N. Sprigg Project: Dairy Queen Restaurant Type of work: new construction Construction Value: $88,200 Applicant: Elder-Jones Building Service Address: 3049 William Project: New York & Co. Type of work: remodeling...
Business briefs (08/15/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU Laser Memories, an engraving business, has opened at 18 N. Spanish St. The owner is Jennifer Eudy. The Bell, Book & Candle has relocated from 1029 Broadway to 637 Broadway. The owners are Fred and Donna Themm. Tags-N-Trinkets, which sells personalized dog tags, has opened at Westfield Shoppingtown. The owners are Brandi Sampson and Rhonda Cox...
Keene - New real estate exchange vehicle for small investors (08/15/04)
Promoters are marketing a new tax-savings program that may help some owners of investment real estate sell existing property and reinvest in new property, yet postpone or avoid paying taxes on any profits. But investors should proceed cautiously before pursing this strategy, recommend many financial planners...
Scott County tax liens (08/15/04)
Scott County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Tom Dirnberger, Scott County recorder of deeds, during the month of July 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...
Business blooms under new owners of The Flower Patch (08/15/04)
By Jill Bock Special to Business Today SIKESTON -- As carpenters and electricians worked away in the July heat at The Flower Patch Inc., Jackie Williams sat on the floor of the business opening boxes filled with Christmas items. Williams, and her husband, Stephen, purchased The Flower Patch at 510 N. Main St. in May and are discovering there is a lot to learn about their new business and much to enjoy...
Projects and volunteers needed for Days of Caring (08/15/04)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri and the Volunteer Intergenerational Center (VIC) are again collaborating to host the 2004 Days of Caring. This annual event is an opportunity for the business community to encourage volunteerism among their employees by assisting community agencies with volunteer projects. This year's event will run Monday, Sept. 20 through Saturday, Sept. 25...
Home and office - Network security in the Internet Age (08/15/04)
With broadband Internet connections now running in more than 50 percent of American homes and making significant inroads in small and medium businesses, the threat of malicious viruses, hacker attacks and other forms of Internet mischief has never been greater...
Kendall Willis (08/15/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Kendall L. Willis, 96, of Lake of Egypt, Ill., formerly of Anna, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Rev. Verlee Eaker officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery...
Jackie Fox (08/15/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Jackie Rowland Fox, 61, of Marble Hill died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at his home. He was born Sept. 15, 1942, at Marble Hill, son of Henry and Beulah Jacobs Fox. He and Lorretta Byers were married July 23, 1965, at Des Plaines, Ill. She died Dec. 29, 2003...
Roberta Penerman (08/15/04)
Roberta Conner Penerman, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at the Ratliffe Care Center. Arrangements are pending with Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Eugene Sides (08/15/04)
Eugene Sides, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are pending with Ford and Sons Funeral Home of Cape Girardeau.
Elizabeth Hostetler (08/15/04)
Elizabeth Irene Hostetler, 61, of Boonville, Mo., and formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at her home. She was born July 24, 1943, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., daughter of Elvis Henry and Doris Nevah Boyd Clubb. She and John M. Hostetler Jr. were married Sept. 2, 1960, in Campbell, Mo...
William Scott (08/15/04)
William August Scott, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 21, 1917, in Delta, to Gordon and Roselee LeGrand Scott. He married Regina Halter in 1943 at Oran, Mo. He was a member of the Apostolic Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church in Scott City and a member of the VFW in Alaska...
Births 8/15/04 (08/15/04)
Ash Son to Stanton Kyle and Terressa Joann Ash of Dexter, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 11:58 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9, 2004. Name, Luke Nolan. Weight, 9 pounds 10 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Ash is the former Terressa Russell, daughter of Betty and Bob Croney of Sikeston, Mo. Ash is the son of Janet Beeson of New Madrid, Mo., and Jimmy Ash of Marston, Mo. He is a maintenance technician with Dewitt Co...
Hendricks-Abernathy (08/15/04)
Vicki Marie Hendricks and Michael James Abernathy were married May 7, 2004, at Cape Bible Chapel. Dan Greene performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Don and Sandie Hendricks of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Ken and Eva Abernathy of Jackson...
Strack-Goodwin (08/15/04)
Sarah Elizabeth Strack and Michael Linn Goodwin were united in marriage May 29, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Jackson. Dr. Brian Anderson performed the ceremony. Organist and pianist was Jean Schweain, trumpeter was Scott Vangilder, and soloists were Terry Strack and Jennifer Goodwin, all of Jackson...
Young-Glueck (08/15/04)
Cara Sue Young and Adam Vincent Glueck were united in marriage May 22, 2004, at Hanover Lutheran Church. The Rev. Daniel M. Hackney performed the ceremony. Organist was Kendra Ruesler of St. Louis, and soloist was Elizabeth Hooker of Cape Girardeau...
Patton-Young (08/15/04)
Amy Lea Patton and Greg S. Young were married Oct. 25, 2003, at Centenary United Methodist Church. The Rev. Clayton Smith and the Rev. David Bennett performed the ceremony. Readers were Shannon Hagan and Amy Blackman of Cape Girardeau. Pianist was Van Robinson of Cape Girardeau. Soloist was Rebecca Young of New York, N.Y., sister of the groom...
Pennington-Pillers (08/15/04)
SIKESTON -- Tonia Renee Pennington and John William Pillers were united in marriage March 13, 2004, at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. William Koch performed the ceremony. Readers were Terri Matthews of Sikeston; Greg Schuller of Peoria, Ill.; Vicki Eister of Coconut Grove, Fla., cousin of the bride; and the Rev. Sandra Schaller of St. Louis. Soloists were Lori Templeton and Susan Vowels of Sikeston...
Guerra-Rothe (08/15/04)
Angela Rebecca Guerra and Daniel Allen Rothe exchanged wedding vows June 5, 2004, at Cypress Grove Park Plantation in Orlando, Fla. Kevin Knox performed the outdoor ceremony. Harpist was Christine MacPhail. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Carlos Guerra of Waco, Texas. The groom is the son of Patti Rothe of Cape Girardeau, and the late Dennis Rothe...
Cox-Sides (08/15/04)
Amber Marie Cox and Ian Christopher Sides were united in marriage June 5, 2004, at Hanover Lutheran Church. The Rev. Daniel Hackney performed the ceremony. Soloist was Rhonda Zeilinger. The bride is the daughter of Carlyn and Luther Haynes and Donald Cox Jr. of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Renee and Duane Statler of Jackson and Steve Sides of Lakewood, Colo...
Arceno-Marshall (08/15/04)
Dilceia M. Arceno and John Burke Marshall Jr. were married Dec. 31, 2003, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Termas do Gravatal, Brazil. Padre Paulo performed the ceremony. Traditional Brazilian wedding music was played, and the groom's mother was soloist...
Seyer-Kirchhoff (08/15/04)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Donald and Becky Seyer of New Hamburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Grace Seyer, to Scott Keith Kirchhoff. He is the son of Dwayne and Kathy Kirchhoff of Egypt Mills. Seyer is a 2001 graduate of Kelly High School at Benton, Mo. ...
Lindemann-McCullough (08/15/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Holt of St. James, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacy Lindemann, to Justin McCullough. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McCullough of Jackson. Lindemann is a graduate of Troy High School, and received an EMT license from IHM Health Studies in St. Louis. She is an EMT with North Crawford County Ambulance Service of Cuba, Mo...
Suzuki-Schlitt (08/15/04)
Patrick and Paula Suzuki of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberley T. Suzuki, to Lee Schlitt. He is the son of Rita and Steven Keele of Cape Girardeau and Ken Schlitt of Oran, Mo. Suzuki is a 1999 graduate of Central High School, and received a bachelor's degree in agribusiness from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. She is an account executive at the Southeast Missourian...
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