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Stories from Monday, January 17, 2011

Sabreliner on track to continue adding jobs (01/17/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Military spending on new airplanes is shrinking, forcing the government to maintain and refurbish the planes it already has. That's something Sabreliner Corp. in Perryville specializes in. "When it comes to the Department of Defense, the money is not there to buy new aircraft," said Jim Meier, senior vice president of government and corporate aviation services at Sabreliner. ...
Community pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.'s work, legacy (01/17/11)
For The Rev. Eric Ware of Cape Girardeau's House of Prayer, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. represents love. And in a 15-minute tribute to the civil rights activist and minister Sunday at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church, Ware had a congregation of more than 50 on their feet praising God for the love and change King brought to the country while he lived...
Jackson aldermen to consider permits for storage site, massage business, sign (01/17/11)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen will sponsor public hearings Tuesday night to consider three special-use permits. The Dorothy M. Siebert Trust and the Harlan A. Siebert Trust have submitted a request for a mobile storage facility at 1011 W. Jackson Blvd...
Work progresses on new Three Rivers campus in Sikeston (01/17/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Since the donation of land to be transformed into a Three Rivers Community College campus in Sikeston was announced in May, the bulk of the work has been done behind the scenes. But those in the Sikeston area will see a lot more action in the coming weeks...
Volunteers in Dexter load container bound for Honduran mission (01/17/11)
DEXTER, Mo. -- More than a dozen men gathered Thursday morning at Kris Willis RV in Dexter to help load a truck that is soon to make a long journey. The truck is carrying loads of personal goods, office supplies, clothing and other items thousands of miles to Honduras...
State's financial situation looms over Cape Girardeau School Board's budget retreat (01/17/11)
When the Cape Girardeau School Board meets Thursday at its budget planning retreat, members will face only one certainty: The state budget looks bleak. "State revenues are going to be tight, and there's a lot of speculation about what is going to happen," said Jim Welker, superintendent of the Cape Girardeau School District. "We may not know what is going to come down for a while."...
News Analysis: Missouri lawmakers try again on funeral protest ban (01/17/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Frustrated by a federal court ruling that tossed out Missouri's ban on protesting near funerals, lawmakers are promising a new effort to shield mourning families from demonstrators. This time legislators pledge a different approach that helps balance the free speech rights of protesters with the privacy concerns of families attending a funeral. But the goal remains largely the same: Keep demonstrators and mourners as far apart as possible...
Giffords' condition is upgraded to serious (01/17/11)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- In yet another sign of significant recovery during a remarkable week, the gravely wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was upgraded from critical to serious condition Sunday after a procedure to remove her from a ventilator was successful...
House panel wants Homeland Security documents (01/17/11)
WASHINGTON -- A House committee has asked the Homeland Security Department to provide documents about an agency policy that required political appointees to review many Freedom of Information Act requests, according to a letter obtained Sunday by The Associated Press...
Ameren fighting to recover $30M from firm (01/17/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Ameren Missouri continues to fight for recovery of more than $30 million from one of its insurers after a federal judge in St. Louis threw out a lawsuit against Energy Insurance Mutual Ltd. U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson says she dismissed the case because the insurer's contract with Ameren calls for arbitration before a lawsuit can be filed...
Record $14T-plus debt weighs on Congress (01/17/11)
WASHINGTON -- The United States just passed a dubious milestone: Government debt reached an all-time high, topping $14 trillion -- $45,300 for each and everyone in the country. That means Congress soon will have to lift the legal debt limit to give the nearly maxed-out government an even higher credit limit or dramatically cut spending to stay within the current cap. Either way, a fight is ahead on Capitol Hill, inflamed by the passions of tea party activists and deficit hawks...
'Baby Doc' Duvalier back in Haiti (01/17/11)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier returned Sunday to Haiti nearly 25 years after a popular uprising against his brutal dictatorship forced him into exile, a surprising and perplexing move that comes as his country struggles with a political crisis and the stalled effort to recover from last year's earthquake...
JHS's Morgan, Rayburn win titles at meet (01/17/11)
Jackson's Levi Rayburn and Cody Morgan won individual titles to help Jackson to a third-place finish in a 12-team meet wrestling meet Friday and Saturday at Jefferson City High School. Rayburn went 8-0 in winning the 119-pound title, while Morgan won the 152 title with a 6-2 mark...
Southeast gymnasts drop dual meet at Missouri (01/17/11)
The Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team dropped a dual road meet Saturday at Missouri. Missouri outscored Southeast in all four events in a 194.925-192.825 victory. Southeast senior Christina Sundgren claimed her first career title on the balance beam with a score of 9.800. Senior teammate Brianna Gaddie placed second with a 9.775 as the Redhawks finished with a season-high 48.325 on the beam...
Pujols sheds no light on contract talks (01/17/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols repeatedly has said he wants to spend his entire career with the St. Louis Cardinals. Staring at a spring training deadline for contract negotiations, the team chairman remains hopeful the three-time NL MVP will get his wish...
La Russa: Holliday will stay in left field (01/17/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Tony La Russa quickly put Matt Holliday's concerns to rest. Holliday said at the St. Louis Cardinals' Winter Warmup on Sunday that he'd play wherever the team needed him, but the outfielder wanted to know by spring training so he'd have enough time to adjust to a position switch. He assumed he'd be in left field and newly acquired Lance Berkman would be in right, but said he'd be willing to move...
Sharks end skid against Blues (01/17/11)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Dany Heatley broke out of a scoring slump with a pair of goals that helped the San Jose Sharks snap a six-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. Joe Thornton also scored and added an assist to move past teammate Patrick Marleau for the top spot in Sharks history with 390. Antti Niemi made those goals stand up with 28 saves, giving last season's Western Conference runners-up their first win since New Year's Day in Los Angeles...
Agri-Transport moves to Nash Road property (01/17/11)
Russ Mothershead of Benton, Mo., has purchased the former ABF trucking terminal property at 4014 Nash Road near the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport and has leased it to Agri-Transport. "This property is ideally located near our river terminal and warehouse facilities," said Mike Riley, transportation manager for Agri-Trans. ...
'Social Network' friends Globes with 4 prizes (01/17/11)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The Facebook tale "The Social Network" won top honors Sunday at the Golden Globes with four prizes, including best drama and director, solidifying its prospects as an Academy Awards favorite. Winning the dramatic lead-acting prizes were Colin Firth for the British monarchy saga "The King's Speech" and Natalie Portman for the psychosexual thriller "Black Swan."...
Talking Shop with Corey Bullard of Southeast CrossFit (01/17/11)
Jackson native Corey Bullard and his wife, Ellen, returned to his hometown about two years ago to bring a new concept of fitness and nutrition to Southeast Missouri. At Southeast CrossFit, Bullard works to improve the health and lives of people of all ages and athletic skill levels...
People on the move 1/17/11 (01/17/11)
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has hired Joy Baldwin of Cape Girardeau. Baldwin previously worked at Capaha Bank and has nine years of mortgage loan experience and more than 25 years of experience in real estate. Donna S. Buehrle, senior branch office administrator at Edward Jones in Timothy R. ...
Give your back a break: Tips for keeping your back healty at work (01/17/11)
Slouching. Locked knees. Sitting too long. Bad habits in the workplace can wreak havoc on spines and necks. But there is plenty you can do to keep your spine healthy -- and happy -- while on the job, according to local chiropractors. Daily maintenance:...
Health briefs (01/17/11)
A collection of short bits of health care news compiled for Business Today's February edition.
Depressed state: On-the-job stress and anxiety can lead to depression (01/17/11)
You feel helpless, hopeless, alone. It's a struggle just to get out of bed, let alone complete the basic tasks of your job. It's no way to work, and it's no way to live. Depression, anxiety and stress can emotionally tax the worker and the workplace...
Fit to work: Training and occupational rehab keep workers safe and healthy on the job (01/17/11)
As a renovation and construction worker for over 30 years, Chris Johnson is used to manual labor and knowing how to avoid being hurt on the job. But on the morning of July 10, while working with a cable release dumpster system, the cable released so suddenly that Johnson sustained a severe shoulder injury. He had reconstructive rotator cuff surgery and partial bicep reconstruction on Oct. 3, and has been doing occupational therapy at Saint Francis Medical Center ever since...
Ask the experts: The importance of targeted marketing (01/17/11)
Q. What is the importance of targeted marketing? JOHN CHERRY: Targeted marketing isn't merely important; it's your statement about who you are in the competitive marketplace, what benefits you have to offer, and most important, who exactly are your customers and your competitors. ...
Business licenses (01/17/11)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during the month of December include the following
Tax liens (01/17/11)
Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the offices of area recorders of deeds during the month of December are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS designation.
Names in the news (01/17/11)
A collection of business news about regional businesspeople for the February issue of Business Today magazine.
Bankruptcies (01/17/11)
Bankruptcies filed through December for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Business briefs (01/17/11)
A collection of short bits of business news compiled for Business Today's February issue.
Dexter hospital opens new convenient care clinic (01/17/11)
Immediate care clinics are popping up throughout Southeast Missouri -- Doctors Express opened in Cape Girardeau in July, and Southeast Hospital and Saint Francis Medical Center each operate walk-in clinics -- but Missouri Southern Healthcare is the latest provider offering quick health care...
Moving on up: Jason Schrumpf names new CEO of Missouri Delta Medical Center (01/17/11)
Business Today: Tell us a little about yourself -- where do you come from, and what brought you to this position at Missouri Delta Medical Center? Jason Schrumpf: I grew up in St. Louis with very supportive parents and two brothers and a sister. ...
Longtime care: An interview with retiring Missouri Delta Medical Center CEO Charles Ancell (01/17/11)
Business Today: You've worked at Missouri Delta Medical Center for over 38 years. How has the health care field changed in that time? Charles Ancell: I think hospitals have always sought to develop a qualified medical staff and then provide them with the appropriate space, personnel and equipment to provide quality health care to their patients. ...
Thelma Chamberlain (01/17/11)
Thelma Jean Chamberlain, 93, of Cape Girardeau passed away Jan. 14, 2011, at her home. Born Jan. 1, 1918, in Shannon County, Mo., she was the daughter of Elmer Allen and Lucy Conway Camden. She married Robert E. Chamberlain Jr. in 1947. He preceded her in death in November 1990. Before retirement, she worked in sales and as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper...
Alta Bohnert (01/17/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Alta Myrtle Bohnert, 90, of Perryville, Mo., died Jan. 16, 2011 at Wm J. Barnwell Apartments in Perryville. Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville and will continue from 6:30 to 8:20 a.m. Friday...
Jackson High School (01/17/11)
Jackson High School 1st Semester Scholastic Honor Roll 11th grade: Caitlyn Bess, Taylor Dickerson, Nathan Fridley, Brittany Jones, Connor King, Natalie Miller. 12th grade: Jason Cox, Ryan Gibson, Alex Harris, Austin Koenig, Zachary McDowell, Lydia Meece, Rebecca Michelson, Rachel Nation, Kristen Richardet, Allyson Rogers, Victoria Schweer, Jordan Thomas...
Trinity Lutheran School (01/17/11)
Trinity Lutherah School A Honor Roll 5th grade: Anna Al-Sayed, Sam Hahs, Amanda Mabry, Abbie Reece, Ireland Smith, Sofia Voss. 6th grade: Tessa Allee, Andrew Aufdenberg, Nathan Aufdenberg, Emily Buerck, Benjamin Daniel, Natalie Grimm, Emily Killen, Katie Richmond, Karsten Short, Elizabeth Ustinov, Joshua Varnon, Emily Weber, Andrew Zieba...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/17/11 (01/17/11)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/17/11 (01/17/11)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Assaults Property damage...
Jackson fire report 1/17/11 (01/17/11)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: * Emergency medical service on South Farmington Road. * A fire alarm on East Adams Street. * A citizen assist on Trail Ridge Drive.
Out of the past 1/17/11 (01/17/11)
Work on the Route A relocation at Dutchtown, which involves replacement of a bridge over Hubble Creek, is progressing thanks to unseasonably mild January weather; Penzel Construction Co. of Jackson is building the bridge. Members of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department inspected a new firetruck yesterday; an aerial platform truck being delivered to Middletown, Ky., made a demonstration stop in Cape Girardeau...
Remembering the dream (01/17/11)
Today we celebrate the life and legacy of a remarkable man, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebratory events honoring the dedicated civil rights leader have taken place over the past several days, with several events scheduled for today -- King's birthday...
Prayer 1/17/11 (01/17/11)
O Lord, may we embrace wisdom and lead disciplined lives. Amen.
Saxony Lutheran cheerleaders compete (01/17/11)
On Jan. 9, the Saxony Lutheran High School cheerleading squad competed at the NCA St. Louis Classic cheerleading competition at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo. They received the overall grand champion award for the high school squad competition. ...
Life Is the Path Taken (01/17/11)
It was a great day to do some walking and enjoy nature. Sand Prairie Conservation area near Benton Mo.
Katelyn & Ty (01/17/11)
Our Granddaughter Katelyn and our Sheltie, Ty.
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