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Stories from Monday, November 21, 2005

Scott City officials want to ease rules on subdivisions (11/21/05)
Not all subdivisions are big. In fact, under Scott City law, a subdivision is created any time a piece of land owned by one entity is divided into two or more. And along with the subdividing process comes a series of public hearings and regulations that can hinder building on that land for weeks...
Tennessee couple killed in accident (11/21/05)
A Springville, Tenn., couple were killed Sunday morning when the vehicle they were in struck an embankment in Butler County. Harold Meyer, 72, and his wife, Peggy, 68, were traveling on U.S. 60, two miles north of Poplar Bluff, Mo., when the accident occurred...
Tax liens (11/21/05)
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 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 243-8123...
Building Permits (11/21/05)
Cape Girardeau Commercial building permits recorded at the Cape Girardeau Division of Inspection Services Office during October. Kiefner Bros. Inc., 211 St., Francis Drive, Saint Francis Medical Center, remodel, $27,000 Mac Con Co., 353 S. Kingshighway, Huck's Convenience Store, remodel, $230,000...
Bankruptcies (11/21/05)
Bankruptcies filed through October 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, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Other views: Incentives are useful tool in competitive landscape (11/21/05)
The frequent use of incentives by states and local communities began in the 1950's to attract new jobs and investments. In the 1980s, it began on a much larger scale with the use of incentives by the State of Kentucky to attract Toyota Motor Co. car manufacturing plant. ...
Viewpoint: Incentives to woo commerce is risky -- but worthwhile -- business (11/21/05)
Like all aspects of business, the world of economic development is a fiercely competitive one. Drawing in new business -- and helping existing commerce expand -- is the lifeblood of any state's economy. So providing effective tools to those who make it their mission to lure in new business is critically important. ...
Eating healthy and eating out can be the same thing (11/21/05)
Maybe you have a meeting with a business associate over lunch. Or your day has been so stressful that you don't have time, or desire, to prepare dinner. Or, let's take a positive spin and say you and your spouse just want to go out for a leisurely dinner and enjoy yourselves...
Commander Premier gears up to build airplanes at Cape airport (11/21/05)
An airplane manufacturer plans to start building luxury airplanes at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport early next year. But the first planes likely won't roll off the assembly line until mid-year, company officials said. Commander Premier Aircraft Corp. has started moving equipment and parts into the former Renaissance Aircraft hangar...
Showcase offers best of the region's restaurants (11/21/05)
"Lemme hear you say arrrrrr!" A menacing pirate stalked around in satin breeches, brandishing his sword, but instilling fear in no one. He was one of the characters at the recent Show Me Showcase at the Show Me Center. The Southeast Foundation, which sponsors the Halloween-themed showcase, chose "Pirates of the Caribbean" as this year's theme for the event where local restaurants and beverage vendors offer samples of their merchandise...
Running a profitable restaurant (11/21/05)
If you are like me you have minimum expectations of your restaurant's management team. You expect they will run a smooth operation, take care of the all the basics and control the numbers. But have you ever found yourself utterly displeased with a manager who is meeting these minimum expectations?...
How much to tip? Depends on service (11/21/05)
How much to tip? This question has nagged at consumers since the first service transaction. The practice of tipping is meant as a form of thank you for services rendered, or beforehand as a subtle bribe for special treatment. Tipping need not be considered mandatory or automatic. Tipping should be done at your discretion and as a reward for good or superlative service...
Recipe for running restaurant? Hard work, perseverance (11/21/05)
Here's a recipe for building a successful restaurant: Take equal parts of determination, motivation, sacrifice, opportunity and passion. Mix in a business plan and add a dash of research. Cut in more cash and time than you think you'll need. Season liberally with marketing, salesmanship and a large dollop of diplomacy. Let it simmer while you add your own unique flavors to make it truly a success and stir it constantly so it doesn't boil over...
Rebuilding Bella: Dirnberger uses fire as motivation to build better restaurant (11/21/05)
In the early morning hours of March 19, Mark Dirnberger sat on the curb and watched somberly as his dreams went up in smoke. His Bella Italia was burning. "Fire is relentless; it's mean," Dirnberger said. "It has no mercy. There's no way to explain the feeling of emptiness you have. There's not a thing you can do. I was thinking, 'Oh my God, there go all of my dreams.'"...
Restaurants: Cornerstone of the economy (11/21/05)
Restaurants are big business news in Southeast Missouri. I'm not kidding. You'd think a new plant bringing 500 new jobs would be more interesting to the average reader than the fact that we're getting an Olive Garden. Not so. Olive Garden wins every time...
Regional restaurants add to recipe for successful economic base (11/21/05)
A morsel of a fact: Restaurants do more than serve up your favorite meal -- they also dish up a huge economic boost through jobs and tax revenue as well as lure consumers into communities where they will likely spend money elsewhere. That's why the diversity and sheer number of restaurants is such a benefit to several Southeast Missouri communities. "You can get anything you want," sang Arlo Guthrie many years ago in his classic "Alice's Restaurant."...
Olive Garden, Panera, adding to 'hospitality community' (11/21/05)
In a heavily-traveled part of Cape Girardeau, just off Interstate 55, Midamerica Hotels has been creating what Bob Hahn, vice president of development, calls a hospitality community. The second phase of a three-phase plan is now close to winding up...
Kingsbury Ensemble opens 'Sundays at Three' series (11/21/05)
Both young and old filled the pews in Old St. Vincent's Church Sunday afternoon for the first concert, featuring the Kingsbury Ensemble, in the chamber music series "Sundays at Three." Southeast Missouri State University violin and viola assistant professor Brandon Christensen is the founder of the chamber concert series, which is in its third season...
TRCC seeks OK for Cape-based nursing program (11/21/05)
Three Rivers Community College wants state approval to offer a nursing program at a Cape Girardeau hospital. TRCC has filed an application with the Missouri Department of Higher Education to offer a degree program at Saint Francis Medical Center that would allow licensed practical nurses to get the training needed to become registered nurses...
Cape police reports 11/21/05 (11/21/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Darin Lee, 33, of 4A High Ridge, Caseyville, Ill., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Lauren Robinson, 20, of 4659 Idecker, St. Louis, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Jackson opens section of recreation trail (11/21/05)
Jackson residents, trying to cross the busy U.S. 61 near City Park now have a safe alternative. Over the weekend, the city opened a 120-foot section of the Hubble Creek Recreation Trail, which runs under the North High Street/U.S. 61 bridge. Eventually, the entire trail will connect City Park with Brookside Park...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 11/21/05 (11/21/05)
7 p.m. today City Hall, 401 Independence St. Study session at 5 p.m. Public Hearing A public hearing on the request of Dale Patrick LaFont and Roscoe Newbern to rezone 402 S. Kingshighway from M-1, light industrial district, to M-2, heavy industrial district, and for a special-use permit for a manufactured office unit at that location...
Redefining a shutterbug (11/21/05)
Calling Joel Ray enthusiastic is like calling a diamond a pretty rock. Both descriptions are accurate, but far too limited. Large photographic prints from a recent visit to the St. Louis Botanical Garden sit on almost every surface in his office that can support one. They even cover his Harvard diploma...
Jackson Aldermen Agenda 11/21/05 (11/21/05)
7:30 p.m. today City Hall, 101 Court Public Hearings Hearing to discuss the past performance by the city of Jackson on behalf of the Jackson Senior Center in carrying out the city's 2002 project for the construction of the new senior center facility at 2690 Traveler's Way...
Grant-writing workshop helps community help each other (11/21/05)
What do the manager of the Family Resource Center, the foundation development officer of Saint Francis Medical Center, and the assistant coordinator of Perry County Community Task Force have in common? What links PTO members of Parkview State School, the president of New Vision Counseling, an unemployed iron worker and a representative of Charleston Merchants Group and East Prairie Schools?...
Decorated Iraq veteran speaks at Cape school (11/21/05)
Sgt. Robert Wake Sr., a decorated veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, spoke to students and staff at the Central Junior High School Veterans Day assembly. Wake received his Purple Heart on July 4, 2004, in Baghdad. In honor of Veterans Day, he is visiting schools across the state to promote a campaign called "The Power of 11 Cents" to raise funds which will be donated to the Missouri Military Family Relief Fund. ...
Community briefs 11/21/05 (11/21/05)
Calls from Santa deadline is Dec. 9 The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will team with Santa Claus to hold their annual "Calls from Santa" program between 6 and 9 p.m. Dec. 12 to 15. To register a child for a call from Santa, call the parks and recreation department at 335-5421 by Dec. 9...
State law makes residency proof hard for elderly (11/21/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A new state law that requires people applying for a new driver's license to show proof of identity is making it difficult for some elderly Missourians who don't have birth certificates to prove their residency. Since July 1, Missourians have been required to show proof of lawful presence, proof of identity and proof of residency when applying for or renewing a driver's license, state identity card or instructional permit...
Official: U.S. vaccine supplies for flu pandemic inadequate (11/21/05)
WASHINGTON -- The United States is unprepared for the next flu pandemic, lacking the manufacturing capacity to provide 300 million doses of a vaccine for three to five more years, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said Sunday. "What we all learned from [Hurricane] Katrina is that sometimes we have to think very clearly about the unthinkable," Leavitt said. "We're not as prepared as we need to be. ...We will not have enough for everyone."...
Online shopping comparison sites sharpen up for role in holiday gift-giving (11/21/05)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Laura Hanson relies on the Internet to make her a smarter shopper even when she isn't planning to buy online. Before traveling to a conventional store, the San Francisco resident regularly visits an online comparison shopping site to explore prices and review product research so she won't need to embarrass herself with store clerks...
Nation briefs 11/21/05 (11/21/05)
32 Americans selected as Rhodes Scholars for 2006 BOSTON -- A student who was shot four times while promoting democracy in Iraq and a senior who is writing her thesis on vampires and blood contagion in 19th-century literature were among the 32 Americans selected Sunday as Rhodes Scholars for 2006. ...
Camden, N.J., ranked most-dangerous city in the nation (11/21/05)
CAMDEN, N.J. -- For the second year in a row, this destitute city has been named the nation's most dangerous, according to a company's annual ranking based on crime statistics. Last year, the distinction seemed to hurt city boosters' feelings more than it harmed revitalization efforts. This time, city leaders are offended by the ranking, calling it unfair...
Crime rate at schools cut in half over 10 years (11/21/05)
WASHINGTON -- One in 20 students was a victim of violence or theft at school in 2003, the government said in a report that shows school crime rates about were half what they were 10 years earlier. Yet the school crime rate essentially has leveled off, showing no change since 2000, according to a report Sunday from the departments of Education and Justice...
Exercise goes high-tech on Minnesota campus (11/21/05)
MANKATO, Minn. -- With the click of a mouse, Cassie Pap flips through cable TV channels, her legs pumping away on a recumbent exercise cycle. She settles for MTV and reaches for the mouse to turn up the volume during her 2-mile workout. On another day, Pap might check e-mail or write a homework assignment using a flexible keyboard that will survive hundreds of sweaty fingers...
More and more firms embrace GPS technology (11/21/05)
NEW YORK -- While they're out chasing the news, employees at a local television station are wondering if anybody is tailing them. The news trucks at WABC-TV were recently equipped with Global Positioning System transmitters, raising concerns among the station's union workers about privacy. It's a small but growing workplace topic as companies increasingly embrace the GPS technology already in use to track everything from wayward teens to sex offenders...
Iran seeks to block nuclear inspections if referred to U.N. Security Council (11/21/05)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's Parliament approved a bill Sunday requiring the government to block international inspections of its atomic facilities if the U.N. nuclear monitoring agency refers Iran to the Security Council for possible sanctions. The bill was approved by 183 of the 197 lawmakers present at the session, which was broadcast live on state-run radio. ...
Germany marks 60th anniversary of landmark Nazi trial at Nuremberg (11/21/05)
NUREMBERG, Germany -- American prosecutor Whitney R. Harris gazed at the top Nazis in front of him -- men like Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, Julius Streicher -- as their war crimes trial opened 60 years ago and immediately knew his mission. Later he would reflect on the significance of the landmark trial at Nuremberg: the establishment of charges like "war crimes" in a new international law and the principle that individuals could be held responsible for their aggression...
World briefs 11/21/05 (11/21/05)
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Sharon quits his Likud party (11/21/05)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's Labor Party voted Sunday to pull out of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's government, and Sharon reportedly decided to quit his Likud Party to set up a new movement -- beginning a campaign for elections expected in March. Sharon is expected to take several prominent Likud Cabinet ministers with him to his new party, along with some from Labor -- possibly including its ousted chairman Shimon Peres...
Eight suspected terrorists killed in gunfight in Iraq (11/21/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S. forces sealed off a house in the northern city of Mosul where eight suspected al-Qaida members died in a gunfight -- some by their own hand to avoid capture. The White House said Sunday that it was "highly unlikely" that the terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was among the dead...
Bush lets his defense of Iraq war cool down (11/21/05)
BEIJING -- After fiercely defending his Iraq policy across Asia, President Bush abruptly toned down his attack on war critics Sunday and said there was nothing unpatriotic about opposing his strategy. "People should feel comfortable about expressing their opinions about Iraq," Bush said, three days after agreeing with Vice President Dick Cheney that the critics were "reprehensible."...
Redhawks shoot for 2-0 start vs. IPFW (11/21/05)
Since his team is so inexperienced, Southeast Missouri State coach Gary Garner considered a strong start extra important this year. Despite barely getting past Division II Truman State 59-56 in Friday night's opener, the Redhawks have an opportunity to begin the season 2-0 before heading out on a tough two-game road trip...
E. Illinois, SIU to meet in playoffs (11/21/05)
Ohio Valley Conference champion Eastern Illinois and Southern Illinois will square off in the first round of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. The 16-team Division I-AA playoff bracket was announced Sunday, and Eastern Illinois (9-2) will host SIU (8-3) on Saturday...
Sorenstam wins fourth ADT Championship (11/21/05)
Annika Sorenstam closed another spectacular year with her 10th LPGA Tour victory Sunday at the ADT Championship. Sorenstam shot a 3-under 69 for a two-stroke victory over Liselotte Neumann. Sorenstam has won the event, played in West Palm Beach, Fla., four times...
Gardner changes shoes, MU's luck in 81-72 win over Northwestern St. (11/21/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Thomas Gardner changed his shoes and Kevin Young changed his attitude, and Missouri recovered from a dismal first half Sunday to beat Northwestern State 81-72. With the win, the Tigers (1-1) avoided losing two straight home games to open the season for the first time since the 1960-1961 season. It also would have been Missouri's second straight loss to a Southland Conference opponent...
NFL: Week 11 (11/21/05)
Sunday's results Colts 45, Bengals 37 Carson Palmer and Chad Johnson didn't have to drive to Indianapolis for this lesson. They can't beat Peyton Manning in a game of one-upmanship. Manning threw three touchdown passes in an offense that reached the end zone on its first five possessions Sunday, and the Colts stayed unbeaten with a 45-37 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals...
Close call costs USC votes in top 25 polls (11/21/05)
LSU and Penn State each moved up a spot in The Associated Press Top 25, taking advantage of Miami's loss to move behind unbeaten Southern California and Texas. The Tigers were No. 3 with 1,449 points in the media poll Sunday, ahead of the Nittany Lions' 1,390 points...
Warner-led Cardinals deliver damaging loss to St. Louis (11/21/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Celebrating victories in St. Louis is nothing new for Kurt Warner. It was running off the field to the visitor's locker room that distinguished his latest triumph. The St. Louis Rams' former hero won his first game in the town where he produced a pair of Super Bowl teams and a pair of MVP awards, throwing three touchdown passes in a 38-28 victory against his old team on Sunday...
Stewart chases down second Cup title (11/21/05)
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Tony Stewart has two championships and a spot in NASCAR history. Both pale in comparison to what he treasures most: Earning the respect of his team and colleagues. "It's nice that they don't have to talk about my behavior anymore," Stewart said. "That's the biggest honor you can have, for the guys you race with to give you that kind of compliment."...
Shopping center to be built near Holiday Inn (11/21/05)
Construction is slated to begin as early as this week on a new shopping center near the Holiday Inn Express in Cape Girardeau that will feature men's and women's clothing stores as well as a sandwich shop and cafe. Midamerica Hotels, which owns the Holiday Inn Express and several Burger Kings in the area, will build the 18,000-square-foot Park West Centre at 201 S. Mount Auburn Road, according to Bob Hahn, the company's vice president of development...
Getting the signal (11/21/05)
Unlike his television counterpart, local Verizon Wireless test man Jerry Wildermuth never utters the phrase that has forced its way into America's popular vernacular. Let's all say it together: Can you hear me now? "I get teased about it, sure," said Wildermuth, who comes through Southeast Missouri about every three months...
Harold "Butch" Meyer (11/21/05)
Harold "Butch" Meyer, 72, and Peggy Meyer, 68, of Springville, Tenn., formerly of Cape Girardeau County, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, in an automobile accident near Poplar Bluff, Mo. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alverta Koerber (11/21/05)
Alverta W. Koerber, 79, of Jackson died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on May 1, 1926, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of Walter H. and Della E. Moore Schuette. She and Rudolph G. Koerber were married on April 17, 1952, in Cape Girardeau County...
Milford Allen (11/21/05)
Milford E. Allen, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 23, 1931, in Burfordville, son of Ray and Rhoda Johnson Allen. He and Barbara Clark were married in 1967. In 1986, he married Velma Lizenbee Jones, who survives...
Violet Claybrooke (11/21/05)
PERRYVILLE, MO. -- Violet J. Claybrooke, 83, of Perryville died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born May 25, 1922, in Ellsinore, Mo., daughter of Joseph Lee and Willie McKinely Blue. Claybrooke was a restaurant manager and was of the Baptist faith...
Cape Girardeau fire reports 11/21/05 (11/21/05)
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Out of the past 11/21/05 (11/21/05)
25 years ago: Nov. 21, 1980 Shirley Talley of Cape Girardeau has been elected to a state level post with the Title I Parent Advisory Council; she will serve as first vice president of the body for a two-year term; Talley has served with the local Title I Parent Advisory Council for the last four years...
Riding ATVs safely (11/21/05)
Of the nearly 6,500 Americans killed in all-terrain vehicle accidents over the past 23 years, nearly one-third were under the age of 16. In 2004, ATV accidents killed 13 Missourians and injured 160. Those tragic numbers have prompted calls from some quarters to ban children under 16 from operating ATVs...
Speak Out 11/21/05 (11/21/05)
Avoiding men; Back to the center; Praise for veterans; Not a good plan; Awesome show; Health-care spending; Blown away; Adopt at home
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