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Jackson aldermen set to award bid for East Main project (05/01/06)
Jackson's Board of Aldermen will award a contract at its regular board meeting tonight for phase one of the East Main Street Extension project. The lowest bid was nearly $260,000 less than the engineering estimate of $864,355 for the project. "We got a lot of interest and the bids were very competitive. We're very excited," said Rodney Bollinger, Jackson's public works director...
Barnes & Noble could change mall mentality (05/01/06)
Some people carry the notion that shopping malls are rife with giddy teen-agers, crowded shops and irrelevant stores. So what do those people do? Avoid the mall at all costs. But when Barnes & Noble opens its new bookstore at Westfield West Park later this year, it could do more than increase the number of mall-goers -- it may go a long way toward changing how some shoppers view the Cape Girardeau retail center...
Rooted in faith (05/01/06)
Monola Senn knows most of her family's history is buried in the German Evangelical Church Cemetery in Dutchtown. Last week the 91-year-old Scott City resident walked through a row of tombstones and pointed out important gravesites. "This is my husband's father's grave. ...
SEMO: Higher education move is paying off (05/01/06)
Southeast Missouri State University says its decision to evict Three Rivers Community College from its three Bootheel education centers last year is paying off financially even though the centers are still operating in the red. School officials said the university is generating more revenue from student fees now that it's offering all the classes at centers in Sikeston, Malden and Kennett...
Dutchtown: Building a village (05/01/06)
In 1776, a man named Martin Rodner settled in Dutchtown and purchased a water mill on Hubble Creek. For many years the mill on Hubble Creek thrived as immigrants from Switzerland began arriving in Dutchtown, originally known as Spencer. A blacksmith and bricklayer set up shop in the small village. The old Bloomfield Road was constructed and ran directly through town. Railroad tracks at one time ran through Dutchtown...
Hail, rain, high winds blow across area (05/01/06)
Severe thunderstorms dropped golfball-size hail and were responsible for knocking out power in a Cape Girardeau neighborhood. A downed power line near Westfield West Park sent sparks flying across Pat Patterson's neighbor's yard on Bloomfield Road...
People on the move 5/1/06 (05/01/06)
Saint Francis surgeon named to editorial board Edward M. Bender, MD, FACS, cardiothoracic surgeon on staff at Saint Francis Medical Center's Heart Institute, now serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, a new online medical journal...
Business memo 5/1/06 (05/01/06)
Automation Services wins SBC awards Automation Services Co. was presented with several awards from SBC for 2005. The company was given the President Club Award, which means it was the top data networking revenue agent in the southwest region, which includes Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas...
Association looks to boost interest in Wall of Fame (05/01/06)
After initial sluggish sales of sponsorship, the Cape Girardeau River Heritage Mural Association will try a new approach to marketing the Wall of Fame update project. The association announced in February that it would commission Chicago artist Thomas Melvin to work or a restoring of the Wall of Fame -- portraits of famous people with Missouri ties on the south end of the floodwall. Melvin was the principal artist on the Mississippi River Tales murals...
Getting to the meat of biotechnology (05/01/06)
Growing up with -- and later working for -- a father who owned a local plant that processed as many as 120 cattle a day and 2,000 hogs a week, Skip Wrape knows the value of meat. But Wrape's latest venture into meat processing is taking a decidedly less traditional, but increasingly valuable, approach...
Jackson aldermen agenda 5/1/06 (05/01/06)
7:30 p.m. today Action Items Power and Light Committee Street Committee...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (05/01/06)
City Hall, 401 Independence St. Presentations Public Hearings Consent Ordinances New Ordinances Appointments Liquor License Renewal of the following liquor licenses: Retail Liquor by the Drink Retail Liquor by the Drink and Sunday Sales Wholesalers Liquor-Under 22 percent...
Cape's Original Treasures bring retirees to relocate in the area (05/01/06)
Yard signs regularly placed on properties with historic value by Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission give property owners recognition for the time, effort and resources they have spent restoring or maintaining their property to enhance its overall historic integrity and that of the neighborhood and community...
Community briefs 5/1/06 (05/01/06)
Women in Agriculture meet at Brizzell's Nursery The time and place for the Thursday meeting for Scott County Women in Agriculture has changed to 6:30 p.m. at Bizzell's Nursery, 508 Smith St., Sikeston, Mo. A business meeting will follow the tour and opportunity to purchase items. For more information, call Kay Dover at (573) 545-9027...
21st annual Kow Pasture Klassic held Saturday (05/01/06)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- The 21st annual Kow Pasture Klassic takes place Saturday and golf enthusiasts are reminded to bring tennis balls. Even though the event is a golf parody, it is also the most serious fund-raiser for Kenny Rogers Children's Center and Missouri Veterans Home. While organizer Mitch Miller does not expect to raise the $13,000 they did last year when 55 teams signed up, registration continues until the day of the event and already 35 teams have signed up...
Jury splits blame in boy's death (05/01/06)
NEOSHO, Mo. -- A Newton County Circuit Court jury has awarded $500,000 in damages to the parents of a Neosho boy who died beneath the wheels of a school bus. The jury reached its conclusion Friday in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by John and Terri Wright against the Neosho School District and the estate of bus driver Bill Hoover, who died Feb. 7...
Hospital smoking ban extends to smelling like smoke (05/01/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Officials at the University of Missouri Health Care have announced a new policy to prohibit smoking on all property owned by its hospitals. The ban announced Saturday includes all outdoor areas, including vehicles parked on hospital property. And beginning Sept. 1, MU Health employees can even be reprimanded for smelling like tobacco smoke...
Lung transplant candidate survives crash that kills wife (05/01/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kirt Card and his wife, Cheryl, were on their way home to Nebraska on Friday with good news after a week of testing at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Card, 56, from Lincoln, Neb., had been suffering from a chronic progressive lung disease. But doctors had determined that he was now a candidate for a lung transplant, renewing the Cards' hope for a longer life together...
Rice forced to defend prewar planning after Powell raises issue of troop levels (05/01/06)
WASHINGTON -- Just back from Baghdad and eager to discuss promising developments, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice found herself knocked off message Sunday, forced to defend prewar planning and troop levels against an unlikely critic -- Colin Powell, her predecessor at the State Department...
Global spin could broaden horizons of your fund portfolio (05/01/06)
When you're researching investment opportunities, do you stop at the U.S. border? Global investors don't. Rather than sort stocks by geography, global investors buy the world's best companies, regardless of where they're based. Fund managers who take this approach wind up with far-reaching portfolios, which some consider to be better core holdings than traditional large-cap domestic equity funds...
LaSalle Bank says parent firm's predecessors had slavery link (05/01/06)
CHICAGO -- LaSalle Bank Corp. said Friday that exhaustive research had uncovered ties to the slave era by some predecessors to its Dutch corporate parent, ABN Amro Bank NV. While it said its own predecessors were not found to have any connections to slavery, LaSalle deplored the era of slavery and released full results of the study it commissioned...
Smuggled pets worry bird flu watchdogs (05/01/06)
WASHINGTON-- Is that a feather sticking out of your suitcase? Bird flu entering the U.S. through smuggled wildlife is a growing worry for government officials already on the lookout for migrating wild birds. The concern over the trade in wild animals, pets and animal parts has some precedent, here and abroad...
Widespread actions expected, but some sitting out (05/01/06)
NEW YORK -- Now that immigrants have grabbed the nation's attention, what next? Today has been set aside for immigrants to boycott work, school and shopping to show how much they matter to their communities. But with some growing tired of street protests, and others afraid they'll be deported or fired for walking out, people are planning to support the effort in myriad ways...
China tries a dose of laughter in treating hospitalized children (05/01/06)
BEIJING -- A dozen pint-size patients laugh and shout when the man with a red plastic nose waves a magic wand and turns black-and-white drawings to color. When the clown twists a balloon into the shape of a dog, 8-year-old Ke Xinqiao claps so hard that his mother worries he will accidentally pull out an IV needle. The ecstatic youngster hardly notices as she pats it into place...
Iraqi leader believes deal possible after meeting with insurgents (05/01/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- President Jalal Talabani met with representatives of seven armed groups and is optimistic they may agree to lay down their weapons, his office said Sunday. It was the first time a senior Iraqi official has acknowledged talks with insurgents...
Iran: U.N. sanctions would boost oil prices even higher (05/01/06)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The Iranian deputy oil minister said Sunday he did not believe the United Nations would impose sanctions on Iran because that would boost oil prices even higher. "Any action like that will increase oil prices very high. And I believe that the U.N. ...
Rebels reject Darfur peace agreements (05/01/06)
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Rebels in Sudan's Darfur region on Sunday rejected a peace proposal that would end a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people, but mediators extended the talks for two days under pressure from the United States. Salim Ahmed Salim, a lead mediator for the African Union, said the talks would continue until midnight on Tuesday, pushing back the deadline for talks that have gone on for two years but so far failed to halt the bloodshed...
Teams place their seasons on the tee (05/01/06)
A rule change last year in the state-qualifying process in golf had district runners-up throughout the state on the outside looking in. The previous state-tournament cut -- top two teams and top five individuals -- was changed to one team and 10 individuals. Teams that qualified four individuals to the state tournament were allowed to compete in the team tournament, and St. Vincent was one of nine teams to take advantage of the that...
Tennessee Tech sweeps 'Hawks (05/01/06)
In a rain-shortened game, the Southeast Missouri State women's softball team fell to Tennessee Tech 2-1 on Sunday, as the Golden Eagles completed a three-game home sweep. The five-inning victory clinched the OVC championship for Tennessee Tech, which improved to 45-13 overall and 22-2 in conference play...
Redhawks take finale of three-game series (05/01/06)
Southeast Missouri State left-hander Josh Parham pitched five hitless innings of relief, and the Redhawks avoided a weekend sweep Sunday with a 4-3 road win over Eastern Illinois. The Redhawks, who dropped both games of a doubleheader Saturday at EIU, are 16-26 overall and 7-11 in the Ohio Valley Conference. Eastern Illinois fell to 24-18 overall and 10-8 in the OVC...
NAIA visits Dalhousie for regional tournament (05/01/06)
If the weather allows, nine teams will tee off today in the NAIA Region V golf tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club. But in reality, it's a two-team race. Missouri Baptist was ranked 10th in the most recent national poll, which was released mid-April, while Lindenwood University was No. 14. No other school in the region was on the radar...
Accident leaves competitor hospitalized (05/01/06)
A Steamboat Classic Triathlon competitor had to be transported to a St. Louis area hospital Sunday after being struck by an automobile during the cycling portion of the event. Ernest Rigdon, 32, of Columbia, Mo., was struck by a brown 1979 van at the intersection of Boutin Drive and Wintergreen Drive near the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, according to Cape Girardeau Police station commander David Gilbertson ...
Marriott retains title (05/01/06)
Delbert Marriott did not keep his promise of setting a course record on Sunday at the 22nd annual Steamboat Classic Triathlon. But being about 30 seconds off the mark didn't bother the 37-year-old defending champion, who battled through wind, rain and two bicycle accidents to claim the overall title in 1 hour, 14 minutes, 39 seconds...
Rams' Armey returns to duty (05/01/06)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams general manager Charley Armey was back in the draft room on Sunday, a day after being hospitalized with chest pains. "I'm fine," Armey told reporters during a brief break in the seventh round. "You guys will have to put up with me for a little while longer. I feel great."...
Couch chips in on final hole to capture Zurich Classic (05/01/06)
This Sunday in New Orleans sure ended a lot better for Chris Couch than the last one. Twice on the verge of a collapse, Couch recovered by chipping in from 55 feet for par on the 18th hole at English Turn to close with a 7-under 65 and win the Zurich Classic by one shot over Charles Howell III and Fred Funk...
Bryant sinks Suns with buzzer shot (05/01/06)
LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant's 17-foot jumper as time expired in overtime gave the Lakers an improbable 99-98 victory Sunday and a 3-1 lead in their first-round Western Conference playoff series with the Phoenix Suns. Steve Nash made a 3-pointer with 50 seconds left in overtime to give the Suns a 98-95 lead. Bryant's layup with 11.7 seconds to go drew the Lakers within one point, and Luke Walton tied Nash up with 6.1 seconds remaining...
Stars, Sharks advance past opening round (05/01/06)
DALLAS -- Andrew Brunette scooped a rebound shot over sprawling goaltender Marty Turco 13:55 into overtime to give Colorado a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday, wrapping up the first-round series in five games for the seventh-seeded Avalanche...
Linehan sends message, trades Manumaleuna to Chargers (05/01/06)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan insisted that drafting two tight ends on the first day of the draft did not send a message to Brandon Manumaleuna. Then the Rams began Day 2 on Sunday by trading their underachieving starter to the San Diego Chargers for a fourth-round pick. ...
Nationals pay for Pujols passes (05/01/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Hitting behind Albert Pujols, Jim Edmonds knows he's in a good spot. The Washington Nationals walked Pujols four times, and Edmonds made them pay by driving in three runs in a 9-2 victory Sunday that completed the St. Louis Cardinals' record-setting April...
Italian gelato coming to Cape in July (05/01/06)
Dr. Michael Jessup wants you to know that his new frozen desert shop that opens in July is not selling custard. (I think a certain Biz Buzz writer may have referred to it as that in a previous column.) It's not even ice cream as you've come to know it...
Bigger Target adds Pizza Hut, Starbucks, pharmacy (05/01/06)
Target is the country's second-largest retail store behind the Wal-Mart behemoth, but the Cape Girardeau Target will soon have something to offer that Wal-Mart doesn't -- Pizza Hut and Starbucks. Construction began recently on the Target expansion that was first reported last July. ...
Carolyn Barlow (05/01/06)
Carolyn Faye Barlow, 59, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 4, 1947, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., daughter of Floyd E. and Dola B. Brown Dailey. She and Donald Barlow were married on Sept. 28, 1990...
Hazel Schlosser (05/01/06)
Hazel Schlosser, 96, of Chaffee, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at the Heartland Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.
Ann Braun (05/01/06)
Ann Braun, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born Feb. 26, 1921, daughter of Arthur E. and Emma M. Baumgardt Braun. She graduated from St. Marys High School, attended nursing school and received her LPN degree. She worked as an LPN at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, and was a member of St. Marys Cathedral and the Council of Catholic Women. She also worked at Bell Telephone Co. as an operator...
Willard Lix (05/01/06)
Willard Lix, 74, of Buckhead Ridge, Fla., died April 29, 2006, at his home. Willard was born July 15, 1931, in Patton, Mo., son of William and Cecelia Vanderfeltz Lix. He has lived in Buckhead Ridge since 1983, previously residing at Hidden Valley, Mo...
Paul Thomas (05/01/06)
GOREVILLE, Ill. -- Paul Vincent Thomas, 75, of Goreville passed away Friday, April 28, 2006, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Marion, Ill. He was born on May 11, 1930, in Miller City, Ill., son of Calvin Marion and Francis Alma Dodson Thomas. Thomas was a veteran of the United States Air Force. At the time of his retirement, he was manager of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau...
Myrtle Nash (05/01/06)
Mrs. Myrtle Marie "Dolly" Nash, 88, of Anna, Ill., passed away Sunday, April 30, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 15, 1917, in Chicago, daughter of James and Sarah McDuffee. She and Howard E. Nash were married on March 2, 1936, in Bloomfield, Mo. He preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1987...
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Out of the past 5/1/06 (05/01/06)
25 years ago: May 1, 1981 Attendance at Cape Girardeau Central High School drops significantly as nearly 20 percent of the student body takes part in the pupil-organized annual "senior skip day," leaving behind empty desks, hallways and parking lots; it is estimated that more than 200 pupils are absent by the end of the day...
Call-driving (05/01/06)
A new study by AAA and the University of North Carolina found that cell phones do not represent the primary distractions for drivers. Many more drivers are distracted by reaching for something in the vehicle and playing with the radio controls. But 30 percent of the drivers in the study said they used cell phones while in motion...
Speak Out 5/1/06 (05/01/06)
Luxury use of fuel; False shortage; Fuel-saving idea; It's not enough; Avoid the vulgarity; You voted for it; Land of opportunity; They're lawbreakers; Roundabout reality; Yes to sidewalks; Parental role; Praise for Mike Dumey; Another plus; Proper inflation; Community standards; We'll do our own spin; Best column; Take the punishment; Theater changes; Patchwork repairs; County information; Military perspective
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