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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Emerson, Hanaway tour local port facility (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and Speaker of the Missouri House Catherine Hanaway visited the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority in Scott City on Monday. It was just one stop on Hanaway's daylong tour of businesses and manufacturing and industrial centers throughout Emerson's Congressional District...
Interpreters in demand in courtrooms, hospitals (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
Seven Hispanic men lumbered up to Judge John Heisserer's bench Monday afternoon, each handcuffed and shackled in chains. With them was their court-appointed public defender, and Joseph A. DeLuca -- an interpreter. None of the seven defendants speaks English, so the Office of Courts Administration provided DeLuca to explain to them, in Spanish, that the judge was carrying their cases over until Nov. 29. He also asked on Heisserer's behalf of they had any questions for the judge...
East Missouri Action Agency to help heat low income homes (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
Despite the recent batch of unseasonable warmth in the area, the East Missouri Action Agency has its attention focused on the colder months ahead. As in past years, the regional community action organization recently received state funding to help keep some local homes and their occupants warm this winter...
Lower insurance rating could mean higher costs (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
Jackson residents are in jeopardy of having to pay more for their home insurance. At Monday night's board of aldermen study session, fire chief Brad Golden outlined some options to prevent that from happening. In April, Jackson's fire department got back the results from the Insurance Service Office's detailed survey of the department...
Churches offer holiday alternative (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
Across the region this Halloween, some ghosts and goblins might find fewer places to trick-or-treat because the holiday falls on a Sunday and residents are at church. Some towns around the country are decreeing that Halloween be celebrated on Saturday to avoid complaints from those who might be offended by the sight of demons and witches ringing their doorbell on the Sabbath. Others insist the holiday should be celebrated on Sunday no matter what...
Southeast relegated to playing for pride (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
The team concentrates on a strong finish after winning just one of its first seven games. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University's football team has basically been relegated to playing for pride and trying to finish as far up in the Ohio Valley Conference standings as possible...
Injured driver's pet still missing after accident (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
Family and friends of Stacy Stewart of St. Louis are hoping to find her lost dog. Stewart, 40, an engineer at KTVI-TV in St. Louis and a former KFVS12 employee, was seriously injured late Friday night in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 55, about 10 miles north of Fruitland and five miles south of Perryville...
Bollinger County man pleads guilty to drug charge (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
A Bollinger County man pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Cape Girardeau to one felony count of unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine knowing it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine. Joseph P. LaChance, 42, now faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine with a period of supervised release of not more than three years...
Region digest 10/26/04 (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
Blast to remove bridge pier planned today Demolition work on the Old Mississippi River continues today with a small, underwater blast to remove a concrete pier from the river. The time of the blast has not been determined, said Missouri Department of Transportation construction inspector Rick Lamb. ...
Learning briefs 10/26 (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
Meadow Heights names students of the month Meadow Heights High School students of the month for October were Ericia Wilfong, Bryce Wallis, Charles Francis, Jordan Rasmussen, Derrick Wilfong and Lindsey Smith. -- From staff reports
Southeast guard ruled eligible for upcoming season (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
Ryan Belcher received a waiver from the NCAA. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University's men's basketball program received some good news Monday when junior college transfer Ryan "Fuzzy" Belcher was declared eligible for this season...
Lessons about life I learned from my car (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
College has been a great experience for me so far. It's taught me so much about life, people and how my car can also serve as a closet/kitchen/trash can/ dining room. Now, I had this problem as a high school student, but it's grown into a somewhat larger issue. ...
Reflections on being a gringo (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
I never appreciated the value of having a name until I came to Chile. Walking around as a token gringo here has given me a new appreciation for having a unique identity back in the States. That identity is encapsulated by six letters that, pushed together, give me something that more than 99 percent of the American population does not have: my name...
Halloween's hard work (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
As sisters and Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation volunteers Alicia and Angela Broshuis walked through the Haunted Hall of Horror at the Arena Building the night before it opened last week, it was apparent the horrors had not yet reached scream-inducing proportions...
Election Q&A - Perry County sheriff (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
CANDIDATE PROFILES Gary J. Schaaf Age: 47 Immediate family: Wife Tamara; children, Amanda, Brian, Aaron. Party: Republican Occupation: Perry County Sheriff Religious affiliation: Catholic Joseph McAtee Age: 46 Immediate family: Wife Sherry; three sons, Joe, 23, Josh, 17 and Jeremiah, 15...
Candidates for sheriff agree on everything (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
Perry County's only race in the general election is no doubt the least contentious of any race for office. Incumbent Republican Sheriff Gary Schaaf is being challenged by one of his deputies, Democrat James McAtee. Both men say the sheriff's department is well-run and professional. Both agree that the department needs more employees so it can do a better job and more money to pay better salaries and retain good personnel...
Blunt, McCaskill propose changes in state tax structure (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In the last two years, Missouri voters have rejected three statewide ballot proposals to raise taxes. Repeated calls by Gov. Bob Holden for higher taxes, mostly on smokers and casinos, during the same period fell on deaf ears in the Republican-led legislature...
Jackson school board agenda 10/26/04 (Local News ~ 10/26/04)
JACKSON SCHOOL BOARD AGENDA 7 p.m. today at 614 E. Adams St. n Presentation by Jolie McCallister Reports
National briefs 10/26/04 (National News ~ 10/26/04)
Juror selections begins in Robert Blake trial LOS ANGELES -- The search for a jury to decide whether actor Robert Blake murdered his wife got off to a halting start Monday with only 20 of the first 133 prospects saying they could be available to serve on a long trial. ...
2004 oil spending grows almost $300 billion (National News ~ 10/26/04)
While Americans wince as they fill up their SUVs with $2-a-gallon gasoline, market forces are smiling on the Saudi Arabias and Exxon Mobils of the world. A transfer of wealth of historic proportions is taking place as worldwide spending on oil is expected to grow this year by about $295 billion, or 27 percent, compared with 2003, according to government data. ...
Students get second chance at aquarium-based alternative school (National News ~ 10/26/04)
MYSTIC, Conn. -- This chemistry lesson takes a strong stomach: It starts with grinding up fish in a big blender. At first, 15-year-old Sarah Lenney was nervous. Her partner, 17-year-old Stephen Furlong, admits it's something he never thought he would do in school. But they break into devilish grins as they explain their work...
Most Americans can get along fine without flu vaccination (National News ~ 10/26/04)
DENVER -- Public health officials say Americans should roll up their sleeves for a dose of reality: For most of us, getting a flu shot is not a life-or-death matter. The flu vaccine will not necessarily prevent you from experiencing the flu's miserable symptoms, like fever, hacking cough, runny nose and "hit-by-a-truck" body aches. Studies have shown that the shot generally works about 52 percent of the time...
Clinton promotes Kerry -- and himself -- on campaign trail (National News ~ 10/26/04)
PHILADELPHIA -- It was vintage Bill Clinton, a lip-biting, thumb-wagging, center-of-attention performance. Seven weeks after quadruple bypass heart surgery, looking pale and unusually thin, the former president came back to give John Kerry a sendoff for the final week of the campaign -- promoting his own presidency as well -- and bluntly framed the campaign between Kerry and President Bush...
Chief justice hospitalized for thyroid cancer (National News ~ 10/26/04)
WASHINGTON -- Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, the leading conservative figure on the Supreme Court for a generation, has thyroid cancer but will continue working while receiving treatment. Rehnquist, 80, underwent a tracheotomy at Bethesda Naval Hospital in suburban Maryland on Saturday. While no details about his condition were released, a statement issued by the court said he is expected to be back at work next week when justices resume hearing cases...
Except for murder, violent crime down 3 percent in 2003 (National News ~ 10/26/04)
WASHINGTON -- Every type of violent crime fell last year with one notable exception: Murders were up for the fourth straight year, according to an annual FBI report released Monday. After reaching a low point in 1999 of about 15,500 homicides, the number has crept up steadily since then to more than 16,500 in 2003 -- or almost six murders for every 100,000 U.S. residents...
Explosives cache in Iraq missing (International News ~ 10/26/04)
VIENNA, Austria -- The U.N. nuclear agency warned Monday that insurgents in Iraq may have obtained nearly 400 tons of missing explosives that can be used in the kind of car bomb attacks that have targeted U.S.-led coalition forces for months. Diplomats questioned why the United States didn't do more to secure the former Iraqi military installation that had housed the explosives, which they say posed a well-known threat of being looted. ...
World digest 10/26/04 (International News ~ 10/26/04)
Gaza withdrawal plan faces parliament vote JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon opened a stormy debate in parliament Monday with a passionate appeal to lawmakers to support his Gaza withdrawal plan -- which has divided the country and weakened his government -- as the only way to secure Israel's future. ...
Advance, Bell City to battle for district volleyball crown (High School Sports ~ 10/26/04)
Advance and Bell City will battle for the Class 1 District 2 volleyball title tonight following semifinal wins for both squads Monday at Bell City. Second-seeded Advance defeated upstart Oran 25-21, 25-14 to improve to 19-10-1. Leslie Rainey led the Hornets with five kills. Angela Broshuis added four aces, Kacie Ritter had 10 assists and Stephania Jordan had six digs...
Pirates' Unterreiner joins 1,000-yard club in district win (High School Sports ~ 10/26/04)
Matt Unterreiner crashed through the 1,000-yard plateau for the 2004 football season in fine fashion Friday night, racking up 317 yards and scoring three touchdowns in Perryville's 49-30 victory against New Madrid County Central. "That was one of the greatest performances I've ever seen," Perryville coach Rick Chastain said...
Seeing red, and yellow (High School Sports ~ 10/26/04)
Notre Dame's Brad Wittenborn and Central's Tom Doyle would likely be two of the last soccer coaches to be accused of having undisciplined or dirty teams. Yet due to a new rule instituted this season by the Missouri High School State Activities Association, both coaches have had to sit out varsity games due to their team's conduct. The rule states a coach has to sit out a game once his team gets its 10th yellow card, and every five yellow cards after the 10th...
Cardinals fans try to keep the faith (Professional Sports ~ 10/26/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The first two games of the World Series have left St. Louis Cardinals fans red-faced, and a little blue-hearted. "I'm depressed, but still hopeful," said 56-year-old insurance broker Ginger Krieshok, a self-described die-hard Cardinals fan. "They're a much better team than they looked."...
Special teams tops Martz's list of sins (Professional Sports ~ 10/26/04)
The St. Louis coach didn't have too many kind words about his team's play in a 31-14 loss to Miami. By Jim Salter ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- A lot of things went wrong for the St. Louis Rams in a 31-14 loss to previously-winless Miami, and at the top of the list was the performance of the special teams...
MU suspends Nash indefinitely (Professional Sports ~ 10/26/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri starting tailback Damien Nash has been suspended indefinitely, football coach Gary Pinkel said Monday, without explaining the action. Nash, a junior, has started all seven games this season and leads Missouri (4-3, 2-2 Big 12) with 128 carries, 610 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns. He also caught 18 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown...
Cardinals call on Suppan to slow his former teammates (Professional Sports ~ 10/26/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Last year, Jeff Suppan had the Boston Red Sox behind him when he pitched. In Game 3 of the World Series on Tuesday night, he'll be starting against them. Regardless of the magnitude of the game, it's not something that makes him uncomfortable...
All bodies recovered from Hendrick crash (Professional Sports ~ 10/26/04)
PATRICK SPRINGS, Va. -- Crews on all-terrain vehicles on Monday recovered the bodies of all 10 people killed in the crash of a Hendrick Motorsports plane that was carrying family and friends of one of NASCAR's top syndicates. Federal investigators said they did not know what caused the Beech 200 King Air to crash Sunday en route from Concord, N.C., to Martinsville Speedway, about 7 miles east of the crash site on Bull Mountain in the foothills of the Appalachians...
Redbirds thrilled to be out of Boston hotel, back home (Professional Sports ~ 10/26/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals are thrilled to be sleeping in their own beds again because their trip to Boston last weekend was frustrating in several ways. Not only did St. Louis lose the first two games of the World Series, the team's hotel was in Quincy, Mass., about a 30-minute drive from Fenway Park. Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was clearly angry about it...
Cards get first look at Pedro (Professional Sports ~ 10/26/04)
BOSTON -- For all his Cy Young Awards, for all his October theatrics, Pedro Martinez has become almost an afterthought for the Boston Red Sox during this year's postseason surge. The former ace of the staff has been overshadowed by Curt Schilling and the buzz about his stitched-up ankle. But Boston feels pretty good about their chances of taking a 3-0 lead in the World Series when its No. 2 pitcher makes his World Series debut against the St. Louis Cardinals tonight...
Sports briefs 10/26/04 (Other Sports ~ 10/26/04)
Colleges n The graduation rate for major college football players increased for the fourth straight year, and the rate for all Division I athletes remained at 62 percent, or 2 percent higher than the general student population. The figures, released Monday by the NCAA, were for athletes who entered college in 1997 and graduated within the six-year window set by the U.S. Department of Education...
Nation wants fast fitness (Column ~ 10/26/04)
Our nation is full of fitness fans. Fitness centers have mushroomed as Americans have looked to exercise their way back into shape. But the trouble with workouts is that you have to work at it. In today's hurry-up world, it isn't easy finding time to finish that report for your boss, take the kids to soccer games, Scout meetings, doctors' appointments and still find time to flex a few muscles...
Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize goes to Michaels (Entertainment ~ 10/26/04)
WASHINGTON -- Lorne Michaels, who launched "Saturday Night Live" and generations of stars who brought their irreverent talent to his stage, picked up one of the nation's top comedy honors Monday, the 2004 Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy Center. Cast members old and new joined in feting the Canadian-born Michaels, 59, a nine-time Emmy winner whose show transformed Saturday night television 30 years ago...
Usher, Linkin Park take home Radio Music Awards (Entertainment ~ 10/26/04)
LAS VEGAS -- This time Ashlee Simpson sang it for real. We think. The 19-year-old pop artist was among a slew of stars who played Monday during the 2004 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Usher and Linkin Park took home two honors each. Usher won Hip-Hop Artist of the Year and Hip-Hop Song of the Year. Linkin Park grabbed the Alternative Rock Song of the Year and Rock Artist of the Year...
Wilburn McBay (Obituaries ~ 10/26/04)
Wilburn McBay, 69, of McLean, Va., formerly of Jackson, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He was the son of Elton Lee and Alice McBay. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; a daughter, Shauna McBay; a son, Matthew McBay, all of McLean; seven sisters, Laurene Abel and Mary Baker of Festus, Mo., Jean Pulliam of Cape Girardeau, Gladys Relitz of Sahuarita, Ariz., Connie Halford and Vicki Ashby of Oregon City, Ore., Katie Koenig of Lacombe, La.; four brothers, Jerry McBay of San Dimas, Calif., James McBay of Federal Way, Wash., Kenneth McBay of Sacramento, Calif., Gary McBay of Higgins, Mo.; and a stepbrother, David Totten of Las Vegas, Nev.. ...
Reta Doege (Obituaries ~ 10/26/04)
Reta Charlotte Doege, 77, of Scott City died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 18, 1927, in Miller City, Ill., daughter of David Ralph and Mary Alice Bowers McCoy. She and Herman Karl Doege were married June 5, 1955, in Chicago. He died July 28, 1976...
Patrick Perdue (Obituaries ~ 10/26/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Patrick Alvin Perdue, 57, of Bull Shoals, Ark., died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at his home. He was born March 10, 1947, at Fanning, Mo., son of Stanley and Jean Lupardus Perdue. She and Carole Short were married Nov. 4, 1971, in Bull Shoals...
Dolores Burroughs (Obituaries ~ 10/26/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dolores L. Burroughs, 68, of Perryville died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 30, 1936, at Altenburg, Mo., daughter of Leslie Oscar and Paula Lena Holt Burroughs. Burroughs was Perry County deputy clerk from January 1957 to December 1974, and was Perry County clerk from January 1975 to December 1986...
Joseph Bader (Obituaries ~ 10/26/04)
Joseph A. Bader, 80, of Festus, Mo., died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City, Mo. He was born March 3, 1924, in St. Louis, son of Joseph and Alice Loos Bader. He married Mary Ellen Stengel. He was a retired salesman and member of the Church of the Assumption in Herculaneum, Mo. He was formerly of Cape Girardeau and Kirkwood, Mo...
Robert Stevener (Obituaries ~ 10/26/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Robert E. "Bob" Stevener, 70, of Sikeston died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Feb. 19, 1934, at Niagara Falls, N.Y., son of Wilfred E. and Amelia A. Mesler Stevener. He and Paula Jean Siars were married Feb. 18, 1984...
Billy O'Brien (Obituaries ~ 10/26/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Billy Lee O'Brien, 69, of Advance died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 8, 1935, in West Frankfort, Ill., son of William and Olive "Peg" Dawe O'Brien. He and Nedra Lois Corbin were married Sept. 8, 1963, in Advance...
Elmer Vinson (Obituaries ~ 10/26/04)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Elmer Lee Vinson, 74, of Charleston died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Jan. 25, 1930, in Mississippi County, son of James Hershel and Minnie Kelley Vinson. He and Margaret A. Golightly were married May 3, 1958...
Barbara Havins (Obituaries ~ 10/26/04)
Barbara J. Havins, 35, of Salt Lake City, Utah, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at her home. She was formerly of Jackson. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Arthur Banks (Obituaries ~ 10/26/04)
SANDUSKY, Ill. -- Arthur Lee Banks, 80, of Sandusky died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at his home. Massie Funeral Home in Cairo, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Clayton Bohannon (Obituaries ~ 10/26/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Clayton D. Bohannon, 77, of Sikeston died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, in the Emergency Room at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Oct. 30, 1926, in Sikeston, son of William Lee and Iva Mae Gray Bohannon Sr. He and Ruby Graham were married Jan. 20, 1951, at Blodgett, Mo...
Births 10/26/04 (Births ~ 10/26/04)
Minton Daughter to Michael Brian and Elizabeth Susanne Minton of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:31 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004. Name, Emma Louise. Weight, 8 pounds 6 ounces. Second daughter. Mrs. Minton is the former Elizabeth Wall, daughter of Tom and Bessie Wall of Jackson. She is a sales associate at Wal-Mart in Jackson. Minton is the son of Pat and Sandy Minton of Jackson. He is employed in building maintenance with Defender Services Inc...
Cape fire report 10/26/04 (Police/Fire Reports ~ 10/26/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Sunday: At 6:09 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of North Frederick Street. At 6:41 p.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of Normal Avenue. At 10:06 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1500 block of Scott Street...
Cape/Jackson police reports 10/26/04 (Police/Fire Reports ~ 10/26/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Monday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Jeffrey K. Wallace, 44, 704 Joyce St., Vanduser, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of possession of a precursor to methamphetamine production...
Out of the past 10/26/04 (Out of the Past ~ 10/26/04)
25 years ago: Oct. 26, 1979 The relatively dry weather of recent weeks has aided progress on four major construction projects; work is moving rapidly on the new public library, a new city fire station, the Marquette Cement plant project and on the cancer treatment unit at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Funding Social Security (Opinion Column ~ 10/26/04)
The Joplin Globe Here's a different approach to privatizing Social Security that should silence some older Americans while giving young workers an option to significantly improve the return on investment. According to Laurence J. Kotlikoff, chairman of the Department of Economics at Boston University, there is a relatively simple, secure way to make this happen: a national retail sales tax, something that President Bush has briefly mentioned...
Kinder endorsement (Opinion Column ~ 10/26/04)
Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader Missouri voters have two strong candidates to choose between for lieutenant governor: Democrat Bekki Cook, a former secretary of state, and Republican Peter Kinder, the Senate speaker pro tem. Each brings strengths to the race. ...
Cook endorsement (Opinion Column ~ 10/26/04)
The Kansas City Star The lieutenant governor's biggest job, next to succeeding a governor who dies in office, is presiding over the Senate. If voters want a lieutenant governor who will keep the Senate in political turmoil, as it was during much of the last four years, they should vote for Peter Kinder, the Republican from Cape Girardeau. Kinder, a lawyer, is the president pro tem, and he knows and uses the political tricks that give his party the advantage...
The Afghan election (Editorial ~ 10/26/04)
It appears that Afghanistan has its first democratically elected president: Hamid Karzai, who has served as president of the country's provisional government since the U.S. invasion following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The most remarkable thing about the Afghan election is that it was held at all. That country's history of Soviet occupation and the Taliban stranglehold did not indicate free elections would one day determine who the government leaders would be...
Bush backers miss facts (Letter to the Editor ~ 10/26/04)
To the editor: It's no surprise that Bush and Kerry voters have different views. Now a study shows that they live in different worlds. The Program on International Policy Attitudes, a research group based at the University of Maryland, recently released a study of the beliefs held by Bush and Kerry supporters. Some samples:...
Bush policies lose jobs (Letter to the Editor ~ 10/26/04)
To the editor: The Bush administration is negotiating an entire new generation of trade agreements that will expand NAFTA to the entire hemisphere, expand the World Trade Organization and accelerate the kind of job losses we have experienced in Southeast Missouri. These new trade agreements will cover not only manufacturing and agriculture, but extend into new areas of the economy such as services...
Time to admit mistakes (Letter to the Editor ~ 10/26/04)
To the editor: In sports, when the umpire makes mistakes, even though the game cannot be played again, the players appreciate if he admits the mistake and vows to try to avoid future such errors. Those who refuse to acknowledge their mistakes are bound to repeat them if the same conditions arise...
First woman speaker (Letter to the Editor ~ 10/26/04)
To the editor: I saw a Catherine Hanaway ad on TV. Her ad states among other things that she is the first woman to be speaker of the Missouri House. It so happens that the honor of being the first woman speaker goes to Sarah Lucille Turner of Kansas City, who was elected for one term to the Missouri House in 1922...
Seminole applauds change (Letter to the Editor ~ 10/26/04)
To the editor: In response to "The end for Indians": Hooray for Southeast Missouri State University. It understands the concepts of racism and the Indian sports team mascot and did the right thing at the right time. As an American and citizen of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, we are also fighting the issue of the Florida State University Seminole mascot. ...
The love of helping others (Letter to the Editor ~ 10/26/04)
To the editor: I want to apologize to Laura Matlock of Gordonville for offending her. I do not know how she thought I was disrespecting volunteers, because I never stated that volunteers are not heroes. As a former volunteer, I realize how important they are. ...
Jackson kids deserve best (Letter to the Editor ~ 10/26/04)
To the editor: I strongly encourage each eligible voter in the Jackson School District to vote Nov. 2 for the recommended school buildings improvement program. We owe it to our children and grandchildren to provide an adequate and safe environment for their training. ...
Article was misleading (Letter to the Editor ~ 10/26/04)
To the editor: In response to "Girl's goal line in football": I was a former player on the eighth-grade Central Junior High School football team. Like Alex Weinhold, I did not get a lot of playing time. I do not appreciate the article. I felt it slandered our football team. ...
Speak Out 10/26/04 (Speak Out ~ 10/26/04)
Two commandments I'D LIKE to speak out about the Ten Commandments. When Christ came into the world, he preached two new commandments, the first two commandments of the 10. He said love God and love your neighbor as yourself. We need to preach the first two commandments. This is the new way. It is Christ's way. And it's the only way...

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