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Stories from Monday, September 17, 2001

WWII vets to get medals at Veterans Day ceremonies (09/17/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri National Guard will hold recognition ceremonies for World War II veterans in most Missouri counties on Veterans Day. The ceremonies will honor eligible veterans who have applied for special medallions, medals and certificates being awarded by the state under Operation Recognition, created by a state law passed in 2000...
Week honoring industry coming up (09/17/01)
Two big events are on business calendar next month. The annual Industrial Dinner, featuring the presentation of the Commitment to Excellence award honoring the 2001 Industry of the Year, will be held Oct. 3 at the Show Me Center, and the Industrial Appreciation Golf Tournament, to be held Oct. 1 at the Cape Girardeau Country Club...
Many glued to news broadcasts of attacks (09/17/01)
Kristy Burgess can't seem to tear herself away from the coverage of the terrorist attacks on America. "It's all the same images over and over again," Burgess said. "But each time it is just more terrifying than the last. I've tried to stop watching it as much, but it is everywhere."...
Career center providing hands-on experience (09/17/01)
A state-of-the-art culinary facility, mock hospital rooms and a full-service auto shop are just a few amenities that will give students real-life experience in their field of study at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. The new center offers a variety of classes from ballroom dancing to house-wiring and electricity in a space that is twice the size of the old building, which director Harold Tilley said makes it twice as nice...
Jackson aldermen agenda (09/17/01)
7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 City Hall Public hearings Hearing to consider a special use permit request for the establishment and operation of a photography studio as a home occupation in an R-2 (Single Family Residential) District at 1412 S. Hope St. as submitted by Brad Davis...
Community digest part 09/17/01 (09/17/01)
Air squadron takes emergency training Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Squadron MO 127 took communication and emergency service training Aug. 4 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. The cadets were taught basic radio communication for use in search and rescue, field exercises and disaster relief. ...
Cape fire report for 9/17 (09/17/01)
Cape Girardeau Monday, Sept. 17 Firefighters responded to these calls Saturday:At 4:57 p.m., a fire alarm at 1200 Sailer Circle. At 9:09 p.m., an illegal burn at 419 Louis. Firefighters responded to these calls Sunday:At 12:27 a.m., a medical assist at 908 S. Benton...
A drop of paradise Man cultivates vine with knowledge of Greek (09/17/01)
DECATUR, Ill. -- George P. Kareotes has an ancestry that stretches back 5,000 miles to the land of wine and gods. Born 76 years ago to Greek parents, he wound up spending 12 years in Greece after his folks took him over in the 1930s to meet his grandparents. Then the cradle of civilization got swept up in the nightmare of World War II, and it was 1945 before the 20-year-old Kareotes made it back to America...
Thousands gather to pay tribute to those killed in terrorist a (09/17/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Standing apart from the thousands of area residents gathered on a hillside in historic Forest Park, Norma Holcomb and Freddie Haeffner held aloft an American flag bigger than either of them. Throughout an hourlong ceremony at the park Sunday -- part memorial service, part wartime rally -- the pair ensured the massive flag wouldn't touch ground...
St. Joseph takes a hard look at itself (09/17/01)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- As they prepared to cope with the loss of major employer Quaker Oats, St. Joseph economic officials wanted a realistic reading of the city's prospects for attracting business. The assessment they have now received from a consulting firm contains both heartening and discouraging findings...
Police- False information was used to commit man to psychiatri (09/17/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An affidavit used to commit protester Joe Hurley to a psychiatric facility contained false information, Springfield police acknowledge. "Look how easy it is to get someone thrown into the nuthouse in America these days," said Hurley's attorney, Mel Gilbert of Buffalo...
New York struggles to get back to business (09/17/01)
NEW YORK -- The air thick with dust and tinged with bitter smoke, a city still patching together phone lines and electricity battled to get back to business for today's reopening of Wall Street. The New York Stock Exchange and the Mercantile Exchange, as well as City Hall and other government buildings and courthouses, are to reopen today, even as much of lower Manhattan remains inaccessible...
Airline security measures considered (09/17/01)
LOS ANGELES -- For a nation shattered by an airborne apocalypse, no idea for boosting safety in the skies may seem too expensive or too far-fetched. Computers that match the faces of airline passengers against databases of known terrorists? Fingerprint readers to secure cockpits? Planes that can be wrested from the control of hijackers and landed safely by pilots stationed on the ground?...
Attacks prompt fundamental shift in political tone (09/17/01)
WASHINGTON -- The terrorist attacks have fundamentally altered the agenda and political tone on Capitol Hill. Put aside, for now, are fierce partisan battles over campaign finance reform, use of the Social Security surplus and other issues. "I think we've got to do one thing at a time," said House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, D-Mo. "We're not talking about other issues. We're talking about the gigantic challenge that's in front of us."...
Both coasts may be in danger from deadly waves (09/17/01)
WASHINGTON -- The giant waves called tsunamis, long known as a danger in the Pacific Ocean, may also pose a danger to the U.S. East Coast. While stressing that there is no indication it could happen soon, a pair of scientists is warning that a slumbering volcano on the island of La Palma, off the coast of Africa, could one day give way in a massive landslide, sending waves up to 70 feet high crashing into Florida and other coastal states...
Bush vows crusade on terror (09/17/01)
Sarah Driskell held her son, Billy Driskell, 5, as she waited to give blood Wednesday at the Osage Community Centre in Cape Girardeau. The Driskells and hundreds of others waited for four hours to give blood last week in support of Americans killed in the terrorist bombing...
Shaken by attacks, Americans pack churches to pray, reflect (09/17/01)
Clutching patriotic flags and prayer books, Americans filled churches Sunday, struggling to comprehend the terror of the week before. "God Bless America" mixed with gospel music. Images of the destruction in New York and Washington flashed on some sanctuary walls. Ushers distributed tissues to weeping parishioners...
Giuliani strikes grim note; city struggles (09/17/01)
NEW YORK -- With hopes fading on Sunday that any more survivors would be found amid the dust, steam and gore that is now the World Trade Center, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani urged New Yorkers not to cower before terrorism. "The life of the city goes on," said Giuliani, adding that 190 people had been confirmed dead, 115 of whom had been identified. Eighteen city firefighters were among the confirmed dead, including two top officials. The total number of missing was 4,957...
Dow plummets as markets reopen (09/17/01)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Scared investors sent stocks plummeting as Wall Street resumed trading Monday for the first time since last week's terrorist attacks. The resumption ended the stock market's longest shutdown since the Depression...
IMF, World Bank cancel annual meetings in washington (09/17/01)
IMF, World Bank cancel their Sept. 29-30 annual meetings scheduled in Washington By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank announced Monday that they had canceled this year's annual meetings, saying the move was taken to allow security agents to focus on issues raised by last week's terrorist attacks...
America intensifies threats toward Taliban (09/17/01)
America intensifies threats toward Taliban and gets back to business By CHRISTOPHER NEWTON Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's political and financial leaders tried to rally Americans back to their routines Monday even as an extraordinary effort mounted to crush the terrorists who ripped that normalcy apart. "The best way to fight terrorism is to not let terrorism intimidate America," President Bush said...
Pilot's remains at rest at academy (09/17/01)
The Associated Press AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- It took 34 years for the remains of Maj. Victor Apodaca Jr., 1961 Air Force Academy graduate and pilot shot down in Vietnam, were returned to the academy. Apodaca's remains were identified earlier, and his family decided to hold a memorial at the academy at his 40th class reunion...
six days later, markets reopen (09/17/01)
Six days later, markets reopen; early prices lower despite Fed interest-rate cut By LISA SINGHANIA AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Nervous investors sent stocks falling sharply in the opening minutes of trading Monday, the market's first day back since last week's terrorist attack...
Attack scenarios suggest things could be worse in chemical war (09/17/01)
As devastating as Tuesday's terrorist attacks were, national security and public health experts know this: Something even worse could happen. There are weapons invisible and next-to-impossible to trace. A whiff of nerve gas. A droplet of anthrax. A particle of smallpox...
Nation digest 9a 9/17 (09/17/01)
Amid heroism, mischief, deceit and fraud arise NEW YORK -- Only hours after the World Trade Center was obliterated by terrorism, they were there. One claimed her husband was a police officer who was sending distress signals from underneath the rubble. Another donned an "ATF" hat and demanded access to ground zero. Others appeared with dogs they said were trained to search for bodies, or hit up the elderly for donations...
Gabrielle weakening and moving well out to sea (09/17/01)
MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Gabrielle headed out to sea Sunday, a possible problem only for shipping and Bermuda. Even farther out in the Atlantic, slowly weakening Hurricane Felix appeared to be no threat to its nearest land -- the mid Atlantic Azores island chain...
Safety concerns delay recovery of missing people (09/17/01)
PORT ISABEL, Texas -- Safety concerns on Sunday delayed the work to recover victims missing since barges smashed a section out of a major bridge and dropped cars 85 feet into a shipping channel, killing at least five people. The impact of the barges hitting a piling knocked two adjacent 80-foot segments of the Queen Isabella Causeway, which connects the popular South Padre Island resorts to the mainland, into the Laguna Madre channel early Saturday...
Engines roar to life for WWII plane rescued from Arctic ice (09/17/01)
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. -- Glacier Girl has roared back to life, nearly 60 years after being abandoned on a glacier in Greenland and entombed in hundreds of feet of snow and ice. The P-38 Lightning, one of the fastest planes in the sky during World War II, was among six fighters and two bombers forced to crash-land during foul weather in Greenland on July 15, 1942...
Liberties take back seat to security aims (09/17/01)
NEW YORK -- More scrutiny at airports. No coolers or backpacks at baseball stadiums. More information-sharing with law enforcement, with or without search warrants. The suicide attacks on the nation's landmarks have already prompted some sacrifices of personal liberties. So far, most Americans are accepting them in the interest of the common welfare...
N.Y. fire unit promotes 168 (09/17/01)
NEW YORK -- New York promoted 168 firefighters on Sunday and no one laughed or beamed with pride. There was only heartache. These were the replacements for a fire department command structure that was eviscerated in a few moments on Tuesday morning, when the World Trade Center toppled. Their promotions were a necessity, not a joy...
Bin Laden denies hand in attacks (09/17/01)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Osama bin Laden, the prime suspect, issued a statement Sunday denying that he was behind last week's terror attacks on the United States. "I stress that I have not carried out this act, which appears to have been carried out by individuals with their own motivation," said the statement, broadcast by Qatar's Al-Jazeera satellite channel...
After attacks on U.S., world counts costs (09/17/01)
LONDON -- Shipping fresh fish to the United States is an even trickier business than usual after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. After U.S. airports closed last week, icy boxes of Shetland Islands salmon sat idle at London's Heathrow Airport as their shippers waited anxiously for flights to resume...
Pakistan to Afghanistan- Hand over bin Laden or else (09/17/01)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Senior Pakistani officials will go to neighboring Afghanistan today to deliver a warning: either deliver terror suspect Osama bin Laden or risk a massive retaliatory assault from the West, a top government official said. Pakistan's decision to give "full support" to the United States drew widespread protest Sunday from hard-line Islamists. ...
pakistani officials meet with afghanistan leaders (09/17/01)
Pakistani officials meet with Afghanistan's leader to persuade him to hand over bin Laden By STEVEN GUTKIN Associated Press WriterISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- A delegation of Pakistani officials trying to head off a U.S. attack on Afghanistan asked the Taliban's supreme leader Monday to hand over suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden...
Cape Central knocks off Fulton 3-1 (09/17/01)
FENTON, Mo. -- Jon Mark Thompson continued his scoring onslaught as the Cape Girardeau Central High boys soccer team defeated Fulton 3-1 Saturday night at the Anheuser-Busch Conference & Sports Centre. Thompson had two goals, giving him 13 on the season, as the Tigers improved their record to 8-3-1. Thompson is now halfway to the school single-season scoring record of 26 goals, held by Craig Scheer...
Bears' Jones wins battle of North County (09/17/01)
P.J. Jones won the battle of North County High School Saturday night -- but he acknowledged after the game that he was fortunate to do so. A senior linebacker at Southwest Missouri State, Jones was able to walk out of Houck Stadium with a 31-28 comeback victory over host Southeast Missouri State University, which featured two former North County standouts, one of them P.J.'s brother Adam -- who starts at defensive end as a true freshman -- and the other standout redshirt freshman quarterback Jeromy McDowell.. ...
Montoya wins Italian Grand Prix (09/17/01)
MONZA, Italy -- Juan Montoya won Sunday's Italian Grand Prix on a somber day of auto racing at a track that is usually among the most boisterous in the sport. The Colombian won for the first time in Formula One in a race preceded by an aborted action by drivers in which a no-passing rule was proposed...
Eight Wyoming athletes die in wreck (09/17/01)
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Eight University of Wyoming cross country runners were killed early Sunday in a head-on accident with a pickup truck driven by a fellow student, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Sgt. Pete Townsend said the athletes' sports utility vehicle struck a one-ton pickup truck that apparently swerved into the northbound lane of U.S. 287...
It's time to play ball again (09/17/01)
Less than a week after the events that changed America and the world, baseball told teams they've got a job to do: Play, and make the games seem as if they matter again. When major league ball returns today, the standings and statistics will be exactly as they were. Barry Bonds is still chasing Mark McGwire's home-run record and more than a dozen teams are still in pennant chases...
Ryder Cup won't be played due to tragedy (09/17/01)
LONDON -- The Ryder Cup was postponed for one year on Sunday because of terrorist attacks that left the American team wary of traveling and uneasy about playing. The European Ryder Cup board said the showcase event, scheduled for Sept. 28-30 at The Belfry in England, will be played in September 2002 at the same location...
A very quiet Sunday at NFL stadiums (09/17/01)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The temperature was a pleasant 72 and the sky over Giants Stadium was cloudless -- unless you looked 10 miles southeast, where white smoke from the rubble of the World Trade Center still hung in the air. A car with an American flag on one side and a big blue Giants helmet decal on the other, slowed, then went by the "Entrance closed" sign at the ramp off the New Jersey Turnpike. Normally, scalpers line up on game days to barter with fans in the incoming cars...
Racing world stunned by wreck involving Zanardi (09/17/01)
KLETTWITZ, Germany -- Even those who have spent a lifetime in auto racing and seen mayhem on the track were aghast at the crash that cost Alex Zanardi both his legs and almost his life. "It's a big shock to everybody," said Johnny Herbert, a former Formula One teammate. "You have accidents, yes, but you don't expect something this gruesome."...
Smith takes mound tonight (09/17/01)
ST. LOUIS -- It's likely that no one who has ever thrown a no-hitter has had to wait as long for the follow-up, then faced such trying conditions, as Bud Smith. The St. Louis Cardinals' rookie left-hander, who dazzled the San Diego Padres on Sept. ...
correction.3b (09/17/01)
Notre Dame High School is in its ninth year of cross country, not its first, as was reported in Sunday's Southeast Missourian. The Missourian regrets the error.
It's almost time to start picking up black walnuts (09/17/01)
Mention Hammons Products Company and the black walnut industry comes to mind. The company, with headquarters in Stockton, Mo., is known as "The Black Walnut People." The Hammons company, now in its 55th year, is looking to a harvest of 30 million pounds this year. "We're gearing up for a fabulous 2001 black walnut harvest season," says Paul Wannenmacher, a spokesman for the company...
Rock band's music like a roller coaster (09/17/01)
NEW YORK -- The rock band System of a Down's music is like a roller-coaster ride, filled with hairpin turns and gut-wrenching free falls. Tempos shift with little warning. Lyrics spin out like shrapnel fragments. A full-throated roar dissolves into a flute solo or gentle acoustic passage before the guitars burn again...
TNT, TNN case studies in how to remake network (09/17/01)
NEW YORK -- TNT knows drama. TNN's got pop. At least, that's what executives at each network want you to believe. Both are mounting expensive campaigns to establish new identities in a brutally competitive market where the business model for cable networks has turned on its head...
The Association at SE Family Weekend (09/17/01)
The Association, a vocal group that had the No. 1 hits "Never My Love," "Windy" and "Cherish," will perform at the Southeast Family Weekend Oct. 6. The concert will follow the university's football game against the University of Tennessee at Martin...
Jobs, economy are big attractions for prison construction proje (09/17/01)
Prisons and juvenile facilities in both Missouri and Illinois provide a boost to local economies in the areas where they operate. The prisons and juvenile facilities provide more than 15,000 jobs in Illinois. The Missouri Department of Corrections employs more than 8,000 people, and that number will go up when the new Charleston Prison is expected to open. A dedication is planned for Sept. 21...
Re-examining your plan a natural part of a growing business (09/17/01)
NEW YORK -- When your company was young and looking for a bank loan, you put together a business plan, the blueprint that detailed for your lenders all the financing and operations of your new enterprise. Now that your company is well-established, you might want to consider re-examining or even redoing that plan as a way of reviewing all aspects of your business...
Prison (09/17/01)
TAMMS, Ill. Gas-station owner J.D. Huffman remembers when he first heard that the village where he has lived all his life was going to host the state's new "Super Max" prison. "I thought guards would come through here to buy gas," he said. New stores, maybe a motel, would go up, Huffman thought, as the 500-bed prison drew employees and visitors to the town in the state's remote southwest...
Business memo 09/17/01 (09/17/01)
Home-building milestones for Patriot Patriot Homes Inc. of Waco, Texas, produced its 10,000th home recently. Patriot Homes Inc., which has been in business since 1972, acquired Patriots Homes of Texas in 1993. The company has produced an average of 1,250 homes a year to reach its 10,000th milestone...
Business personnel 09/17/01 (09/17/01)
Marchi joins Hahs Agency as financial rep Christopher S. Marchi of Jackson, Mo., has joined the Hahs Agency in Cape Girardeau as a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Marchi will provide personal, business and estate planning products such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long-term health care insurance, annuities and mutual funds...
James Baxter (09/17/01)
ULLIN, Ill. -- James M. Baxter, 86, of Ullin died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born Aug. 17, 1915, at Oscar, Ky., son of Cecil and Elsie Green Baxter. He and Florence Albright were married Nov. 7, 1938. Baxter was a retired deckhand. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Olmsted, Ill., and the Caledonia Lodge 47 AF & AM in Pulaski, Ill...
Deborah Lunsford (09/17/01)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Deborah Jean Miller Lunsford, 49, of Farmington died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at her residence. She was born April 24, 1952, at Bonne Terre, Mo., daughter of Orville E. and Chirley R. Schramm Miller. She and Danny L. Lunsford were married Nov. 5, 1980...
Lorene Bennett (09/17/01)
DORENA, Mo. -- Lorene C. Bennett, 75, of Dorena died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born March 7, 1926, at Camden, Tenn., daughter of Mims and Lillie Harper Beasley. She and Ruben "Brother" Bennett were married Jan. 22, 1946...
Edna McHarry (09/17/01)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Edna Mae McHarry, 84, of Ullin died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center. Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Ullin from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Ullin. Burial will be in Ullin Cemetery...
Betty Johnson (09/17/01)
GLEN ALLEN, Mo. -- Betty Johnson of Glen Allen died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are being made by Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Mo.
Larry Wadlington (09/17/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Larry Dale Wadlington, 66, of Scott City died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at his residence. He was born Nov. 26, 1934, at Fornfelt, Mo., son of Euin and Lorene Hensley Wadlington. He and Sharon Elaine Barks Simmers were married Dec. 8, 1990...
Mildred Abercrombie (09/17/01)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Mildred Dean Abercrombie, 78, of Tamms died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 28, 1922, at Johnston City, Ill.; daughter of Elmer and Emma Brock. She and J. Reid Abercrombie were married on June 16, 1941...
Donald Sadler (09/17/01)
ALTO PASS, Ill. -- Donald Ray Sadler, 62, of Alto Pass died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at his home. He was born Sept. 8, 1939, at Chaffee, Mo., son of Ira and Edna Sadler. He and Sandra "Jane" Newberry were married Aug. 19, 2000, at Marble Hill, Mo...
Lola Wagner (09/17/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Lola Ellen Wagner, 89, of Sikeston died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at her residence. She was born Nov. 25, 1911, at Bowling Green, Ky., daughter of L.A. and Joan Bishop Dillard. She was married to Seward Wagner. Survivors include four sons, Wayne Wagner of Yuma, Ariz., Donzel Wagner of Symsonia, Ky., Bob Wagner of Brawley, Calif., and Ron Wagner of Mattawan, Mich.; three daughters, June Adams of Senath, Mo., Wilma Arnold of Scott City, Mo., and Sandra Carter of Sikeston...
Lucille Hudson (09/17/01)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Lucille Hudson, 99, of Mound City died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 21, 1901, at Hazelwood, Ky., daughter of A.B. and Ophelia McCown. She and I.J. Hudson Jr. were married in 1925...
George Bertling (09/17/01)
SYCAMORE, Ill. -- George G. Bertling, 73, of Sycamore died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at his residence. He was born April 29, 1928, at Cape Girardeau, son of Walter and Arnetta Bertling. Bertling was a retired electrician, a member of IBEW Local 364 and World War II Army veteran...
Cape Police report for 9/17/01 (09/17/01)
Cape Girardeau Monday, Sept. 17, 2001 Theft$300 cash was reported stolen Saturday from Arena Park. Miscellaneous A man was taken into protective custody Sunday at 2125 William St.
History provides perspective (09/17/01)
$$$Start KENNETT, Mo. -- Readers would think me foolish to declare the problems facing America at this moment were not serious ones, meriting both intense attention and wide concern. No denying, we have terrorism at the top of our agenda and the threats it presents have the full attention of all Americans, as indeed they should...
Road-funding approach is good (09/17/01)
After years of trying unsuccessfully to convince Missourians and lawmakers that the state highway system needs massive amounts of money for improvements and repairs, the Missouri Department of Transportation has opted to take a more mellow approach toward highway funding...
Farm subsidy payments need revamping (09/17/01)
An Associated Press review of USDA records turned up some appalling findings on who gets the bulk of federal farm subsidies. The review found that almost two-thirds of the $27 billion in subsides doled out last year went to just 10 percent of America's farm owners. They included multimillion-dollar corporations and government agencies. At least 20 Fortune 500 companies and more than 1,200 universities and government farms, including prisons, received checks from federal programs...
U.S. is nation of differing views and backgrounds (09/17/01)
To the editor: This week's events have given us all a very vivid image of many facets of America. I am exceedingly proud of citizens who have donated their time, money, blood and clothing to help those in need. This display of generosity makes me proud to call myself an American...
American spirit will not be extinguished (09/17/01)
To the editor: How can you describe hundreds of police officers and firefighters who enter two dangerous buildings to rescue victims and then perish as the 110-story buildings collapse on them? How can you describe hundreds of volunteers searching through rubble to rescue a person they have never met? Although his noble act renewed the hope of the rescue team and Americans throughout the country, how can you describe a firefighter planting an American flag in the center of the rubble when hope of finding survivors was just about gone? Even though they want to know they have helped in some small way, how can you describe millions of people throughout our country giving blood?. ...
speakout 9/16 (09/17/01)
Should have canceled I LIVE in Michigan now, but I am a former resident of Cape and attended SEMO. I am angered and sad that the university has allowed SEMO to play its football game. What they are saying, in essence, is that the football game is more important than the other sporting events that were so rightfully canceled. ...
Speak Out A 09/17/01 (09/17/01)
Expensive fort FOUR MILLION dollars for Massac County to renovate the fort there. One has to wonder if Illinois Gov. George Ryan had a real good time on the riverboat and that's why he gave that kind of money. Recycled adage I HOPE the Jackson people who are calling Speak Out and saying they're too lazy to rinse out a milk jug will remember the old adage: There are none so blind as those who will not see...