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Council to discuss widening Bloomfield (11/15/04)
More than five months after Cape Girardeau opened a new, wider Bloomfield Road bridge west of Interstate 55, city officials are still laboring over design plans to widen the road on both sides of the span. The city council is expected to discuss the design plans at tonight's council meeting and authorize city staff to acquire the necessary right of way to improve a 3,450-foot stretch of street from Siemers Drive to Stonebridge Drive...
Southeast students preparing for this week's dance concert (11/15/04)
With less than a week to go before opening night, Southeast Missouri State University students were hard at work Friday night, trying to perfect their leaps, twirls and taps for the theater and dance department's fall concert. Also preparing for opening night were the concert's directors, university dance instructors Leslie Miller and Kari Schroeder...
Proposal would toughen law on underage drinking (11/15/04)
Two recommendations in a Missouri legislative proposal addressing underage drinking have area law enforcement officers looking forward to more effective methods of enforcement and prevention. If the proposal is adopted during the session that starts Jan. 5, law enforcement officers will be able to use more discretion in a variety of circumstances, said Trae Mitten, coordinator of Judicial Affairs at Southeast Missouri State University...
Hope overseas (11/15/04)
There isn't much a mother wouldn't do for her children, but there's little else Karen Mogelnicki can do for her eldest son, Jim Trickey, who has Lou Gehrig's disease. "Everything else is out of my hands," she said. Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a muscular disorder that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spine eventually leading to paralysis. Trickey, 39, was diagnosed with ALS in 2002...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 11/15/04 (11/15/04)
7 p.m. today City hall, 401 Independence St. Study session at 5 p.m. Proclamation Presentation of proclamation honoring Truman Smith. Consent ordinances (Second and third readings) An ordinance authorizing the acquisition of property for the improvement of Bloomfield Road between Siemers Drive and Stonebridge Drive...
Area soccer scores (11/15/04)
CAYSA 17th annual FALL CLASSIC tournament Results from the Cape Area Youth Soccer Association's 17th annual Fall Classic soccer tournament, which started Friday and ended Sunday (with number of teams in each bracket): COED Second grade A division (6) -- 1, Perryville Thunder; 2, Union County...
Community briefs 11/15/04 (11/15/04)
Parents of future Benton kindergartners to meet The Kelly School District will hold a meeting for parents who have children entering kindergarten in the 2005-2006 school year at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the elementary school gym. Kindergarten teachers will discuss class expectations, and information on required immunizations will be provided...
State Democrats without clear leader (11/15/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- They met privately at party headquarters -- the two surviving Democratic statewide officeholders and the lone new one after the Nov. 2 elections. The topic: The future of the Missouri Democratic Party, particularly because the present is very Republican...
Nation briefs 11/15/04 (11/15/04)
Study: Cars do poor job of preventing whiplash WASHINGTON -- More than half of car seats do a poor job of preventing whiplash injury because of the way they are built, according to tests by the insurance industry. General Motors Corp. cars were among the worst performers, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said in results released Sunday. Volvo and Saab cars were among the best...
Clinton presidential library opens Thursday (11/15/04)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- As Bill Clinton's library is unveiled at a gala opening this week, one thing is certain: His messy legacy will be on full display. One alcove will be dedicated to impeachment, and organizers have promised not to sidestep even Monica Lewinsky or Paula Jones. The 58-year-old political superstar is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors a year to his library...
Administration stays calm as value of dollar sinks (11/15/04)
WASHINGTON -- America's trade deficit is soaring and the once high-flying dollar has sunk to record lows against Europe's common currency. But the Bush administration has reacted with remarkable calm to developments that raise worries about a possible dollar crisis...
Iran says it will suspend work on uranium (11/15/04)
VIENNA, Austria -- Iran notified the U.N. nuclear watchdog in writing Sunday that it would suspend uranium enrichment and related activities to dispel suspicions that it was trying to build nuclear arms. With its move, Iran appeared to have dropped demands to modify a tentative deal worked out on Nov. ...
World briefs 11/15/04 (11/15/04)
African leaders support Ivory Coast sanctions ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- African leaders backed an arms embargo and other immediate U.N. sanctions against Ivory Coast on Sunday, isolating President Laurent Gbagbo's hard-line government even further in its deadly confrontation with its former colonial ruler, France. ...
Gunfire kills two, wounds six at mourning tent for Arafat (11/15/04)
Arafat's temporary successor, Mahmoud Abbas, escaped unharmed. By Ibrahim Barzak ~ The Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Mahmoud Abbas, the temporary successor to Yasser Arafat, escaped unharmed Sunday when militants firing assault rifles burst into a mourning tent for the deceased Palestinian leader, killing two security guards and wounding six other people...
Insurgent attacks fan out across Sunni Muslim strongholds (11/15/04)
U.S. forces are still searching for militants in Fallujah. By Tini Tran ~ The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Insurgents stormed two police stations Sunday in the strife-ridden city of Mosul, killing at least six Iraqi troops as attacks spread throughout Sunni Muslim areas following the U.S.-led assault on Fallujah...
St. Vincent hits the road for another long trip (11/15/04)
St. Vincent's football team might want to consider changing its nickname from Indians to Road Warriors. If the Indians are going to play in the Show Me Bowl on Nov. 27, they will have to log likely more than 25 hours on the bus. The Indians opened the state playoffs with a 24-7 sectional win at South Shelby High School in Shelbina, located in northeast Missouri. ...
Auburn catches Oklahoma in poll (11/15/04)
Auburn caught Oklahoma in The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday, creating a tie for second place behind No. 1 USC. It's the just the second tie for No. 2 in the history of the AP media poll. The other was Nov. 3, 1991, when Miami and Washington were tied behind No. 1 Florida State. That year, the Hurricanes and Huskies eventually shared the national title. Miami finished No. 1 in the AP poll and Washington took the top spot in the coaches poll...
Byrd, Ruiz hold on to world titles (11/15/04)
NEW YORK -- Chris Byrd and John Ruiz still are champions. Byrd rallied with precise flurries to beat Jameel McCline on a split decision Saturday night at Madison Square Garden to keep his IBF title. Ruiz kept his WBA crown with a unanimous decision over Andrew Golota...
Johnson's win tightens Chase (11/15/04)
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Jimmie Johnson took advantage of a pit mistake by Jeff Gordon's team and won the final Southern 500 on Sunday, making the tightest championship chase in NASCAR history even closer with one race remaining. Kurt Busch, who fought an ill-handling car after his Ford was damaged early in the race, somehow overcame adversity again to post a sixth-place finish and retain the points lead going into next Sunday's finale at Homestead...
Colorado still in division title race (11/15/04)
DENVER -- As improbable as it might sound, Colorado still has a chance at the Big 12 North title. Bowl eligible after Saturday's wild 38-31 victory against Kansas State, Colorado (6-4) can earn a spot in the Big 12 championship game Dec. 4 with a win over Nebraska in the season finale and a little help...
Rams respond to Martz (11/15/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Mike Martz's week of anger was no empty display. He saw the season slipping away for the defending NFC West champions and thought taking potshots at his players might be his best shot at turning things around. The St. Louis Rams responded to the tongue-lashings and physical practices by slapping around the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday...
Daly-Donofrio captures LPGA tourney (11/15/04)
Dalhousie touring pro Karen Stupples finished in a tie for third place. MOBILE, Ala. -- Heather Daly-Donofrio holed out her second shot for eagle on the third hole and cruised to a four-stroke victory Sunday in the LPGA Tournament of Champions. Daly-Donofrio closed with a 2-under-par 70. A bogey on the final hole gave her a 72-hole total of 19-under 269, causing her to miss tying the tournament record of 20 under set by Se Ri Pak in 2002...
Cape Restaurant Supply keeps moving on (11/15/04)
trehagen On the night of Aug. 16, Ted McClellan was scanning the horizon as he was driving west across the Mississippi River on his way back from a vacation. In the distance he could see the outline of smoke billowing into the night sky from what he knew was his building, his business. When he arrived at the scene at 340 S. Frederick St. in Cape Girardeau, McClellan watched his Cape Restaurant Supply be consumed by fire...
Usher wins four awards, OutKast three at American Music Awards (11/15/04)
LOS ANGELES -- R&B sensation Usher won all his show-leading four nominations at the American Music Awards on Sunday, and rap funksters OutKast went three-for-three during a performance-studded, occasionally censored broadcast ceremony. "This one is actually for my hometown," Usher said as he picked up his third award of the night, for "Confessions" as best pop-rock album. "If they didn't raise me right I wouldn't have been able to develop into the artist that I am."...
Texas Roadhouse coming to Cape (11/15/04)
Business Today As the new Cape Girardeau Holiday Inn Express begins to take shape near the intersection of William Street and Interstate 55, there have been rumors of what businesses will take shape around the new structure. Cynthia de Journett Austin, commercial specialist with Re/Max Achievers, announced in late October that a deal was closed that will bring the Texas Roadhouse national steakhouse and restaurant chain to Cape Girardeau...
Amtrak officials support restoration of train depot (11/15/04)
Ridership up 20 percent in city Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- With increased ridership and improved on-time performance, Amtrak is encouraging local efforts to improve the Poplar Bluff train station. Three Amtrak officials recently met with Mayor Loyd Matthews and the Committee to Save and Restore the Historic Poplar Bluff Train Depot...
Music recording studio opens in Poplar Bluff (11/15/04)
Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- Rusty Corzine and Chad Montague have been making music together for more than 15 years. Now, with the opening and recent expansion of their recording studio, drop17studio, these old friends want to help promote other local musicians...
Meeting focuses on outsourcing in Southeast Missouri (11/15/04)
Business Today Rob McClanahan was three and a half years away from retirement when he lost his job at the Doe Run smelting plant in Farmington. His job was outsourced to China. On Oct. 19, McClanahan was one of about 50 people at the Osage Community Centre in Cape Girardeau. He spoke as part of a presentation by Americans for Democratic Action titled "Stop Trading Away Our Future."...
Missouri jobless rate rises slightly in September (11/15/04)
Cape, Perry counties saw drop in unemployment Business Today Missouri's unemployment rate inched up in September to 5.6 percent, slightly higher than the August rate, and higher than the national rate for the second straight month, federal data released last week shows...
Chamber members told of improvements projects (11/15/04)
Aquatic center planned Business Today KENNETT -- "Destination Downtown" and the Sheryl Crow Community Aquatic Center are still in early stages of development, but should begin to take shape within the next couple of weeks. Chamber of Commerce board member Steve Crow said the city could possibly break ground for the aquatic center within the next six to eight weeks...
Rice group, Cuba call for increase in exports (11/15/04)
Business Today A new agreement between Cuba and the U.S. Rice Producers Association means the amount of rice grown in Missouri and throughout the country and exported to the island may be increased in the near future. During an early October visit to Havana, Cuba, Dwight Roberts, president and CEO of the rice growers group, and his counterpart, Pedro Alvarez of the Cuban food import agency ALIMPORT, signed a letter of intent that called for the expansion of trade relations between the two groups.. ...
Cape council agrees to preserve part of old bridge (11/15/04)
Business Today A small section of the old Mississippi River bridge, including its landmark concrete archway, will be preserved, the Cape Girardeau City Council recently decided. After receiving cost estimates from an engineering firm, council members said it would be too costly to save the entire concrete ramp of the old bridge...
Second Dairy Queen coming to Jackson (11/15/04)
Business Today JACKSON -- Dairy Queen Enterprises in St. Louis has awarded an additional franchise to Jackson, a company representative recently confirmed. The franchise was granted to King William Management Inc. of Cape Girardeau. King William already owns and operates the Dairy Queen on William Street in Cape Girardeau and is currently completing construction on a second on North Sprigg Street. ...
Mueller - Customer service as a priority (11/15/04)
As technology grows, e-commerce is quickly becoming the norm. At Success Skills we believe people like to buy from people. Before a customer ever goes to the Internet, they have probably had some personal interface with a representative of the company he or she wishes to do business with. Exceeding, not just meeting, the customers' expectations is more important now than ever before...
Good Humor-Breyers plant hits a safety milestone (11/15/04)
Business Today SIKESTON - The Good Humor-Breyers plant in Sikeston has reached a safety milestone by completing two years worked without a lost-time accident. A lost-time accident is an injury that prevents an employee from returning to work. The plant attributes its success to employees' commitment to safety and a culture that fosters personal responsibility. Employees regularly set and exceed safety goals while continual training helps employees stay focused on safety, company officials said...
Stanley - A safety net for your variable annuity (11/15/04)
The good news about variable annuities is that they give you the opportunity to participate in the equity market on a tax-deferred basis. The bad new is that equity investment creates both upside and downside potential. If you've shied away from a variable annuity for fear of seeing your investment decline in value, you may want to reconsider. For additional cost, most insurers offer riders to their variable annuities that guarantee minimum benefits during life and at death...
Two Chaffee businesses change hands (11/15/04)
Business Today CHAFFEE -- This past August, the Chaffee Car Wash and Mini Storage changed ownership. The businesses, located at 400 N. Main in Chaffee, were acquired by Universal Masonry Construction LLC, whose members are Denson and Mary Boner of Chaffee...
Cape County tax liens (11/15/04)
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 October. For more information contact the recorder's office at 243-8123. TAX LIENS AGAINST: Larry D. Blevins...
Flat gross earnings recorded last fiscal year at Aztar (11/15/04)
Business Today JEFFERSON CITY -- Casino Aztar experienced flat gross earnings during the last fiscal year, according the Missouri Gaming Commission's annual report on the condition of the industry. Aztar reported nearly $22.19 million in adjusted gross receipts for the fiscal year ending June 30, about $43,410 less than the previous year...
P and Z stuck on Fountain Street project in Cape (11/15/04)
Business Today Cape Girardeau's Planning and Zoning Commission remains stuck in debate over the proposed design for extending Fountain Street and how much it would cost to build. The project would extend Fountain which currently connects Highway 74 to Morgan Oak and serves as an entrance to the downtown from the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge...
Big River Telephone acquires Clas.net (11/15/04)
By Jim Obert Business Today Big River Telephone recently inked an acquisition deal with Clas.net. Both are Cape Girardeau-based companies. Clas.net has been a leading Internet service provider in the Southeast Missouri market the past nine years. It was one of the pioneers in bringing dial-up Internet service to the area...
Dalhousie building neighborhoods to complement golf course (11/15/04)
A new chapter in the Dalhousie legacy By Judy Wiles Special to Business Today Real estate surrounding the world-class golf course is now being developed and sold. Cape Girardeau city sewer and water lines are being installed, concrete streets for the neighborhoods of Dalhousie are in the process of being poured and lots are being staked...
Guest editorial - Personal accounts, not benefit cuts (11/15/04)
By Jack Kemp During the presidential election, President Bush and many Republican congressional and senatorial candidates campaigned on reforming Social Security by creating personal retirement accounts that workers own and control. By virtue of their solid win, Republicans now have a clear mandate to enact this reform...
Cosmetic tattoos are a choice for busy women (11/15/04)
By Jill Bock Special to Business Today SIKESTON - It is a tattoo you don't even notice, but it is a plain as the nose on her face - well, make that the eyeliner around her eyes. The tattoo has gone cosmetic. Sisters Leila Busby and Sheila Armbruster and Armbruster's daughter Melissa Jackson are walking billboards for their business, Defining Looks...
Workers' Comp tax abated for 2005 (11/15/04)
suntimesnews.com JEFFERSON CITY -- Governor Bob Holden announced Oct. 29 that the administrative tax on Missouri workers compensation insurance premiums would be abated in 2005, saving employers more than $18 million. The administrative tax will decline to zero percent of premiums next year. This reduction will be reflected in payments made in 2006. The surcharge that funds benefits from the Second Injury Fund will decline to 3.5 percent, saving employers more than $9 million in 2005...
Three businesses to open at Shawnee Center (11/15/04)
Two relocations, one new Business Today Three businesses will soon open at one of Cape Girardeau's newest developments, Shawnee Center, at Highway 74 and South Silver Springs Road, just east of Interstate 55. Tom Kelsey, commercial broker with Lorimont Place Ltd., who handles the leasing for the development's owner, The Rebel Group, announced the recent signing of leases with Scraps 'N More, Edward Jones and Charter Communications...
Feds to open SBA office in Cape (11/15/04)
Business Today The U.S. Small Business Administration is getting larger in Missouri, and part of its expansion includes a new office in Cape Girardeau, according to Sam Jones, regional administrator for the Small Business Administration in Region VII...
Rental Land expands in Cape (11/15/04)
Business Today In 1966, the first outlet for Cape Girardeau's rental needs opened in a small building at 1455 Independence St., then later moved to its current location at 1922 Independence St. The business -- Rental Land -- rented out equipment for construction, lawn and garden, maintenance and plumbing...
Motorists can expect delays due to Highway 3 work (11/15/04)
Business Today EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Motorists who drive along Illinois Highway 3 from the intersection of Highway 146 at McClure to north of Ware should plan to encounter some delays caused by road construction. Joe Lenzini of the Illinois Department of Transportation's Carbondale office, says the 10-mile project began Oct. 4 and is expected to take until November of 2005 to finish...
Martinis at the Marquette (11/15/04)
LoDo's Martini Bar open at former hotel By Jim Obert Business Today The old Marquette Hotel on Broadway in downtown Cape used to have a star-shaped bar, which was a legendary hangout for people who enjoyed the night life. Old photos show scenes of gaudy, fin-backed Cadillacs parked in front of the vividly lit building. Women draped in furs and men dressed to the nines milled around the sidewalk...
Land deed signed for Kennett pool site (11/15/04)
Business Today KENNETT -- Land that will be the future site of the Sheryl Crow Community Aquatic Center was officially signed over to the Kennett Community Development Corporation on Nov. 9. Keith Mitchell signed the deed of the former Barton Lumber Co. site over to Matt Shetley, corporation chairman...
Group purchases Fleming building (11/15/04)
Warehousing potential Business Today SIKESTON - The former Fleming warehouse on the west side of Sikeston has been purchased by JNS Holdings of Creve Coeur. Dan Mickelson, authorized representative JNS Holdings, said the company has looked at the building "seriously for about the past three months. We're a group of investors that looks for property that we can get at a reasonable price with the intent to lease or condo it out. Our preference is to lease it."...
Bankruptcies for November 2004 (11/15/04)
BANKRUPTCIES Bankruptcies filed through Nov. 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...
Travel Update -- fact vs fiction (11/15/04)
My son Skyler and I often enjoy watching Mythbuster types of shows, where they take statements or circulated past and/or present beliefs and research them to find if they are true or not. Travel is something that often is flooded with misconceptions and untruths. So I thought it might be fun to list some common statements or thoughts and to research them to see if they are true or false...
Recognitions (11/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Charles Stamp Jr. of Sikeston has been elected chairman of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers Board of Directors. As chairman, Stamp will help lead the Board of Directors and the association in setting the operating policies and guidelines in areas including product safety and technical support, equipment statistics, market trends data, public policy representation, trade shows, education and training. ...
People news (11/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Tom Schreiner has joined CPU Inc. of Cape Girardeau. He has more than 10 years experience in computer network administration, designing, implementing and administering computer networks. He has achieved credentials as Microsoft certified systems engineer, HP accredited systems engineer and Citrix certified systems administrator...
Business briefs (11/15/04)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI CAPE GIRARDEAU DaniellE, a women's attire shop, has opened at 1330 N. Kingshighway. The owner is Dan Elkins. The Fantasticks, a collectibles, home accents and holiday store, has relocated from Plaza Galleria to Westfield Shoppingtown West Park. The owners are C.R. and Betty Talbert Jr...
Scott County tax liens (11/15/04)
Scott County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Tom Dirnberger, Scott County recorder of deeds, during the month of October 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...
How to shoot straight but miss the target (11/15/04)
"We'd like to do business with you but you don't have experience in our industry." By John Graham Companies today face the same daunting problem that confounds so many job seekers. It's the high hurdle of transferable experience. Whether it's an individual attempting to get a job or a company trying to break into a new market, both are faced with the identical difficulty of having someone recognize the value of their knowledge and experience, even though these qualities may not be directly related to a new field or industry.. ...
Jackson tech firm receives Hewlett Packard All Star Award (11/15/04)
Innovative Idea Integration, LLC, in Jackson has received the Hewlett Packard All Star Award for outstanding achievement in both operational performance and customer satisfaction. This award is given quarterly to select partners in the Great Plains Region that includes nine states. This makes the eighth time Innovative has won this award...
Latest technology in glaucoma treatment at Marion Eye Center (11/15/04)
To provide patients with the latest alternatives in glaucoma treatment, Dr. Ahmad announces the availability of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, a progressive new treatment in the fight to stop the progression of glaucoma. This new therapy is now available at the Marion Eye Center...
You can co-exist with the big retailers (11/15/04)
By Rick Sparks University of Missouri Extension Cape Girardeau County With large discount houses and mass merchandisers sprouting up on every corner, how is a small retail establishment supposed to compete? After all, customers are lured in large numbers to the big "everyday low price" convenience of being able to buy fresh produce, tires, clothing and video games all at the same location...
Trial sheds light on how man got rich from spam (11/15/04)
LEESBURG, Va. -- As one of the world's most prolific spammers, Jeremy Jaynes pumped out at least 10 million e-mails a day with the help of 16 high-speed lines, the kind of Internet capacity a 1,000-employee company would need. Jaynes' business was remarkably lucrative; prosecutors say he grossed up to $750,000 per month. If you have an e-mail account, chances are Jaynes tried to get your attention, pitching software, pornography and work-at-home schemes...
People on the move 11/15/04 (11/15/04)
Wells Fargo hires son of Jackson couple Dean S. Beggs, son of Stanley and LaDonia Beggs of Jackson, has accepted a position as project manager with Wells Fargo Financial in Des Moines, Iowa. He will now manage strategic business and information technology initiatives for the Consumer Group. He and his wife, Michaeline, son Michael and daughter Catherine live in West Des Moines, Iowa...
Business memo 11/15/04 (11/15/04)
Lorberg Funeral Chapel selected for book cover Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel of Cape Girardeau has been selected by the National Yellow Book of Funeral Directors as the feature funeral home for the front cover of its 2005 edition. Lorberg was selected out of photo submissions from funeral homes throughout the country...
Cafe the newest tenant at renovated Cape hotel (11/15/04)
When Christo Chriss first toured the Marquette Hotel about a year ago, he just couldn't see it. Months before the renovation of the Cape Girardeau landmark had been initiated, Chriss and his wife, Terre Chriss, were looking for a new location for their rapidly growing Gatherings Catering business. ...
More people in their 20s strike out on their own (11/15/04)
CHICAGO Sarah Levy loved being a restaurant pastry chef -- but not the long hours, the relatively low pay or the constant yelling that goes on in high-stress kitchens. So this spring, the 23-year-old Chicagoan moved to a different kitchen -- at her parents' home -- and launched her own business, Sarah's Pastries & Candies Inc...
Richard Blaylock (11/15/04)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Richard D. "Mr. B" Blaylock, 62, of Ste. Genevieve died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at his home. He was born Jan. 6, 1942, at Cape Girardeau, son of Cecil and Chlola Statler Blaylock. He and Virginia French were married. She died Jan. 12, 2002...
Ann Loyd (11/15/04)
Ann M. Loyd, 86, formerly of Cape Girardeau, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at Elder Care of Marble Hill, Mo. She was born July 28, 1918, at Crump, daughter of Louis and Laura Meyer Abbott. She and William E. Loyd were married Feb. 26, 1949. He preceded her in death on July 1, 1981...
Alta Cockrell (11/15/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Alta Mae Cockrell, 85, of Marble Hill died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born June 29, 1919, at Blytheville, Ark., daughter of Perry and Effie Mae Keeling Judd. She and Arnold T. Cockrell Sr. were married Sept. 19, 1937, at Helena, Ark. He died April 27, 1987...
Bessie Cauhorn (11/15/04)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Bessie E. Cauhorn, 82, of Olmsted died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at her home. She was born March 31, 1922, at Cairo, Ill., daughter of Arthur and Elva Ford Shepherd. Cauhorn was a retired cook for the former St. Mary's Hospital at Cairo...
James Haynes (11/15/04)
James R. "Rex" Haynes, 82, of Whitewater died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McCombs Funeral Home at Jackson. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Cape police report 11/15/04 (11/15/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Sunday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Dustin Lee Baker, of 484 Spanish Grant Road, East Prairie, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and on a separate warrant...
Cape fire report 11/15/04 (11/15/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 6:35 p.m., citizen assist at Boutin Drive and Cape LaCroix Road. At 6:47 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of North Frederick Street. At 7:38 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of Boxwood Drive...
Man dies from Thursday accident (11/15/04)
A Whitewater man died Sunday morning of his injuries from a two-car accident that occurred Thursday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. James Haynes, 82, died at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. The accident occurred on Highway 34 at Route U, two miles south of Burfordville, at 4:37 p.m. ...
Out of the past 11/15/04 (11/15/04)
25 years ago: Nov. 15, 1979 The Cape Girardeau County Nursing Service will open its satellite Cape Girardeau office at a new location about Dec. 1; the office will be in the old William R. Schott and Co. building, 1452 N. Kingshighway, according to nurse Charlotte Craig...
Prosecutor has leeway on charges (11/15/04)
If you have a question, e-mail factorfiction@semissourian.com or call Speak Out (334-5111) and identify your call as a question for "Fact or fiction?" Q: Is it true that prosecutors will sometimes drop a DUI or DWI charge if there is a greater charge against someone, because doing so forces the judge to disallow mention in front of the jury that the person was DUI or DWI?...
Drug court (11/15/04)
For a former drug addict, it can be the simple things that mean the most. What others take for granted -- checking accounts, money in the bank, buying car insurance or keeping a steady job -- are major milestones. A drug court program administered through the 32nd Judicial Circuit helps people put together the pieces of their lives after they've been charged with drug convictions...
Young Einstein (11/15/04)
A project by David Westrich, now a freshman at Notre Dame Regional High School, recently placed third in the Discovery Channel's Young Scientist Challenge, winning him a $3,750 scholarship and recognition as one of "America's Top Young Scientists of the Year."...
Speak Out A 11/15/04 (11/15/04)
Glad and sad HURRAY TO the school that sent a note home to be signed by parents. It's too bad schools have to send a note home nowadays for something educational. And its sad that a parent complained that she had to sign a note for their child to be educated...
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