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Stories from Thursday, October 11, 2001

Jackson permit status report (10/11/01)
Following is the September permit status of new buildings, expansions and remodeling projects and the status of those projects in Jackson. Rodney Bollinger, Jackson Planning and Zoning superintendent, compiles this report monthly. New commercial buildings and remodeling...
Pumpkin Town is feature of annual Colorfest celebration (10/11/01)
ANNA, Ill. -- Work is almost completed on "Pumpkin Town USA" for this weekend's annual Union County Colorfest celebration. Pumpkin Town is a community of pumpkin people set up annually at the Clyde L. Choate Mental Health and Development Center in Anna as part of the celebration...
Cape native heads state security unit (10/11/01)
Lt. Tom Taylor, a Cape Girardeau native who previously served as director of the governor's security division, has been named head of a group for security against terrorists in the state. Taylor, who has provided security for former Govs. Christopher Bond, Joe Teasdale, John Ashcroft and Mel Carnahan, will head the network of 115 Missouri State Highway Patrol members who have been named to work as terrorism intelligence agents, said patrol Capt. Chris Ricks in Jefferson City, Mo...
Portion of U.S.-Canada border shut after threat (10/11/01)
HIGHGATE, Vt. -- A bomb threat made to a business near the U.S.-Canada border and a suspicious vehicle prompted federal officials to close two major border crossings Wednesday. Vehicles heading toward the ports of entry at Champlain, N.Y., and Highgate, Vt., were stopped by police Wednesday afternoon and directed to smaller border crossings, said Craig Jehle, port director in Highgate...
Livestock auctions 10/11 (10/11/01)
Fruitland LivestockFRUITLAND, Mo. -- Fruitland Livestock Auction Tuesday. Receipts, 523; last week, 531; last year, 618. Compared to last week feeder steers and heifers sold steady to 3.00 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to 1.00 lower; Demand moderate, and supply light. ...
City boards discuss street projects (10/11/01)
The bottom line is this: Any frustration Cape Girardeau residents feel about the volume and timing of recent street work should be outweighed by the satisfaction of driving down newly improved roads. That seemed to be the outcome of a joint meeting Wednesday night between the Cape Girardeau City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission...
I-55 Oak Ridge interchange opens to delight of drivers (10/11/01)
OAK RIDGE, Mo. -- The opening of an Interstate 55 interchange two miles from this small Cape Girardeau County town thrilled residents and even a lost trucker. Jim Pickle of Wichita, Kan., was driving one of four northbound vehicles that exited at the Oak Ridge interchange during a 10-minute span late Wednesday morning...
Emerson's husband pleads guilty to DWI (10/11/01)
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. -- The husband of U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated following a three-vehicle traffic accident in August. Ron Gladney, 52, received two years of probation after his guilty plea Sept. 10 in Richmond Heights municipal court, court records said...
Ex-plumber charged in teen's kidnap, murder (10/11/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A former plumber imprisoned for murdering an elderly woman was indicted Wednesday in the kidnapping and killing of a 16-year-old girl. A grand jury indicted Wesley Ira Purkey, 49, with a single count of interstate kidnapping resulting in death. U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Chris Whitley said it's considered a murder investigation...
St. Louisan shares chemistry award (10/11/01)
ST. LOUIS -- For much of his four decades at Monsanto Co., William S. Knowles lived the researcher's life: Married to a microscope, he seldom drew much attention in pursuit of the latest, greatest find. Now 84 and long retired, the suburban St. Louisan is getting his due...
Emerson aide to help Talent campaign (10/11/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lloyd Smith, a heavy hitter in Republican politics in Southeast Missouri, will run Jim Talent's campaign for the U.S. Senate. Smith, of Sikeston, Mo., is the chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau. He also held that position under Emerson's husband and predecessor, the late Bill Emerson...
Sikeston policeman shot (10/11/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston police detective was recovering at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau late Wednesday after robbery suspects reportedly shot him in a calf before fleeing their hideout in a cloud of smoke. Lt. Mark Crocker was one of several officers who tracked two armed men after they robbed Super D Drug Store on North Main Street in Sikeston around noon Wednesday, making off with prescription drugs. ...
Truck rolls into ditch, dumps 500 gallons of fuel (10/11/01)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Hauling fuel on some of Missouri's narrow roads can be a hazardous occupation, which was proven true Tuesday morning. A truck headed east on Route W in Stoddard County, about 7.5 miles west of Kewanee, Mo., was carrying about 2,100 gallons of diesel fuel and gasoline when the driver lost control of the vehicle and overturned, causing the tank to fall into the ditch below the road and spilling an estimated 500 gallons of fuel...
Jobless claims dip (10/11/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- New claims for unemployment benefits took a sharp dip last week but still remained at a high level reflecting fallout from the ailing economy and last month's terrorist attacks. The Labor Department reported Thursday that for the work week ending Oct. 6, new jobless claims fell by a seasonally adjusted 67,000 to 468,000, a level suggestive of a weak jobs market, economists say...
Saudi prince donates $10 million to Trade Center fund (10/11/01)
Associated Press WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- An outspoken member of the Saudi royal family issued a statement criticizing U.S. policies while visiting the World Trade Center ruins and presenting the city with a $10 million check for relief efforts...
A month later, a pause to remember unforgettable moment (10/11/01)
AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Through unstinting smoke and endless tears, weary cleanup workers paused for a moment at ground zero Thursday to mark a grim milestone -- the passage of one month since two colossal towers ceased to exist, along with thousands of people trapped inside...
Bush returns to Pentagon to salute victims (10/11/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush was returning to the Pentagon on Thursday to honor both those who died there and the military personnel now carrying out his campaign against terrorism. Thousands of people were expected at the memorial service outside the Pentagon, which was hit by a hijacked jetliner on Sept. ...
Special bombs will go after Taliban 'leadership targets' (10/11/01)
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is adding 5,000-pound "bunker-buster" bombs to the mix of weapons aimed at shaking up the Taliban and laying ground for commando raids in Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday. A fourth day of aerial raids, including attacks on the outskirts of Kabul, the Afghan capital, moved the U.S.-led campaign closer to the expected start of ground operations against the al-Qaida terrorist network and the Taliban government...
Rebound sends Wall Street to levels not seen since attack (10/11/01)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Boosted by some healthier-than-expected earnings reports, Wall Street surged higher Thursday, carrying the Dow Jones industrials and other market indexes to levels last seen before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...
People talk 10/11/01 (10/11/01)
Rapper Eminem battles ex-wife on child support MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. -- Eminem's divorce is official after months of wrangling over child support. The rapper, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, and his ex-wife, Kim Mathers, will share custody of their 5-year-old daughter...
Third person with anthrax tests postive in Florida (10/11/01)
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- A third person who worked at a Florida company has tested positive for anthrax and the case has become the subject of a federal criminal investigation, authorities said Wednesday. The 35-year-old woman, whose name wasn't disclosed, was hospitalized after a swab of her nasal passages found traces of anthrax. She is being treated with antibiotics and her condition was not immediately known...
U.S. life expectancy tops all-time record (10/11/01)
ATLANTA -- Life expectancy in the United States has climbed to an all-time high of nearly 77 years, while infant mortality has dropped to the lowest level on record, the government reported Wednesday. A government study of death certificates nationwide put U.S. life expectancy at 76.9 years for someone born in 2000, up from 76.7 in 1999, the National Center for Health Statistics said. Infant mortality dropped last year to 6.9 deaths for every 1,000 live births, down from 7.1...
Motorola to cut 7,000 more jobs after bad financial year (10/11/01)
CHICAGO -- Slumping tech giant Motorola Inc. said Wednesday it is cutting 7,000 more jobs and confirmed it is headed for a fourth straight money-losing quarter. The announcement came a day after the cellphone and semiconductor manufacturer reported a $1.4 billion loss for the quarter ended Sept. 30...
String of tornadoes hits Midwest states (10/11/01)
CORDELL, Okla. -- Emergency crews and residents began cleaning up Wednesday after a series of tornadoes tore across the Plains, severely damaging more than 100 homes and leaving tons of debris. Five people, including an infant, were treated for injuries from flying glass and debris...
Attacks have altered ways of a nation (10/11/01)
One month later, Americans have removed 260,000 tons of rubble from the World Trade Center and created unknown tons in Afghanistan. Smoke spires from ruins in both lands. Everywhere there is an accounting, in numbers and by other means. It's one month now into a journey from American ground zero to Afghan ground zero, from dust to dust...
Government hopes a bounty will help catch terrorists (10/11/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Hefty bounties for wanted terrorists could bring some to ground, as they have in the past, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday. He advised Americans to "be prepared, not panicked" about the chance of more terror attacks...
FBI warns of possible terrorist strike in next few days (10/11/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- In a stark warning, the FBI said Thursday it has received information there may be additional terrorist attacks inside the United States or abroad in the next several days. The bureau said its information does not identify specific targets, but it has asked local police to be on the highest alert and for all Americans to be wary of suspicious activity...
Rumsfeld says Taliban leadership is targeted in bombings (10/11/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. airstrikes are targeting leaders of the al-Qaida terrorist network and the Taliban government that is harboring them in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday. "They represent a significant part" of the military command and control facilities that U.S. bombs and missiles are striking, he told reporters...
Retailers report disappointing September sales (10/11/01)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Consumers already spooked by a slowing economy retrenched further following last month's terrorists attacks, leaving retailers with their weakest September sales performance in two decades. As the nation's largest merchants reported their sales figures Thursday, it was clear that the gap again widened between discounters, particularly Wal-Mart Stores, and department and specialty apparel stores as more consumers flocked to value-oriented chains. ...
Air Force sergeant killed in Arabian Peninsula (10/11/01)
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) -- An Air Force sergeant was killed in a heavy equipment accident in the Arabian Peninsula, becoming the first death in Operation Enduring Freedom, military officials said Thursday. Master Sgt. Evander Earl Andrews was assigned to the 366th Civil Engineer Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho. He was originally from Maine, the base said, but no details were immediately available...
White House urges care in airing tapes (10/11/01)
WASHINGTON -- Suspicious that Osama bin Laden is using American TV to send coded messages, the White House asked the networks Wednesday to think twice before airing his terrorist organization's videotaped messages. "At best, this is a forum for prerecorded, pre-taped propaganda inciting people to kill Americans," White House press secretary Ari Fleischer said...
Saudi Arabia is acting to freeze terrorists' accounts (10/11/01)
AP Diplomatic WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration said Thursday that Saudi Arabia is acting to freeze assets of the al-Qaida terrorism network and is cooperating fully with the United States in countering terrorism. Only a handful of countries have followed the U.S. ...
Greenspan praises Fed's moves to less secrecy in its operations (10/11/01)
AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve probably will never get to the point of broadcasting its deliberations on television, but it has made great strides in removing the secrecy surrounding monetary policy, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday...
New York City rejects Saudi prince's $10 million check (10/11/01)
Associated Press WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- City officials rejected a $10 million relief check from a Saudi prince Thursday after he suggested U.S. policies in the Middle East were partly to blame for the World Trade Center attacks. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, in a statement released by his publicist during his visit to Ground Zero, said: "At times like this one, we must address some of the issues that led to such a criminal attack. ...
'Incorruptible' V.S. Naipaul wins Nobel Prize in literature (10/11/01)
Associated Press WriterSTOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- V.S. Naipaul, a writer of aching humor and grim reality, won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for his "incorruptible scrutiny" of postcolonial society and his critical assessments of Muslim fundamentalism...
Ukraine changes tone in air crash probe (10/11/01)
KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma promised Wednesday to accept any conclusion in the investigation into the crash of a Russian passenger plane -- even one that implicates his nation's military. Ukrainian officials have until now strongly denied accusations that a Ukrainian missile mistakenly hit the Tu-154 plane as it flew over the Black Sea on Oct. 4. All 66 passengers and 12 crew members aboard were killed...
Airstrikes trigger civilian flight from Kandahar (10/11/01)
and AMIR SHAH Associated Press WritersKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Heavy explosions rocked the Kabul airport Thursday afternoon in the first daylight raids on the capital and bursts of Taliban anti-aircraft fire rang out during the fifth day of U.S. airstrikes on Afghanistan...
Islamic states condemn attacks on United States (10/11/01)
DOHA, Qatar -- Leaders of Islamic nations called on the world to address the roots of terrorism and expressed concern Wednesday over the death of Afghan civilians in the U.S.-led bombing campaign. Ending a special session of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the foreign ministers from the world's Muslim nations also said that Palestinians and Lebanese fighters "resisting" Israel cannot be called terrorists...
11 injured when Pakistani authorities fire on crowd (10/11/01)
Associated Press WriterISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Paramilitary troops opened fire Thursday on a crowd that stormed a Pakistani jail, hoping to free pro-Taliban activists, authorities said. Eleven people were wounded, three critically. Soldiers anticipating a national strike that militant Islamic leaders have set for Friday, the Muslim holy day, also began patrolling the streets of another restive Pakistan city, Quetta, after days of protests there...
U.S. jets pound Afghan capital (10/11/01)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- In the biggest attack so far against Kabul, U.S. jets pounded the Afghan capital Wednesday, and explosions thundered around a Taliban military academy, artillery units and suspected terrorist training camps. Buildings miles away shook with the fury of the attack...
Explosions hear near Kabul airport in latest daylight raid (10/11/01)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. jets struck Kabul on Thursday in a daylight raid, and explosions could be heard in the area of the city airport and in eastern districts. Giant plumes of smoke could be seen from the area around the Taliban military academy and an artillery garrison on the eastern edge of the city of 1 million people...
Oakville makes play in 7th, snags win from Central 2-1 (10/11/01)
By Larry Lewis ~ Southeast Missourian Senior Cape Central pitcher Holly Schnurbusch put it best when she said, with tears in her eyes, "We went down fighting!" Central battled to the final out in a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Oakville in a sectional softball matchup at Arena Park Wednesday...
Delta pushes on to softball quarters (10/11/01)
NAYLOR, Mo. -- Freshman Jenny Dannenmueller hit a bases-loaded triple in the second inning and sophomore Ashley Martin scored on a passed ball with two outs in the bottom of the seventh as the Delta High School softball team won a 4-3 thriller over Bakersfield in a Class 1A sectional game Wednesday...
Lady Bulldogs advance in softball play (10/11/01)
Notre Dame knocks off Twin Rivers 3-1 to advance to Class 2A quarterfinals. BROSELY, Mo. -- Notre Dame High School's softball team scored three runs in the first inning and the game was never really in doubt thereafter as the Lady Bulldogs got another brilliant pitching performance from Mika Williamson and beat host Twin Rivers 3-1 in a Class 2A sectional game Wednesday...
Anderson rumbles to team record (10/11/01)
Former Southeast standout sets Calgary Stampeders career record. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Kelvin "Earthquake" Anderson's already stellar professional football career reached new heights earlier this week...
Otahks suffer rare OVC loss to EIU (10/11/01)
Eastern snaps Southeast's 21-match winning streak against OVC teams at home. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian An ability to finish the final two games strong allowed Eastern Illinois to hand Southeast Missouri State University a rare Ohio Valley Conference volleyball defeat at Houck Field House...
Martz defends decision to leave Faulk, Warner in during rout (10/11/01)
By R.B. Fallstrom ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Nobody has accused the St. Louis Rams of running up the score. But coach Mike Martz sure leaves the high-profile stars on the NFL's only unbeaten team in the game a long, long time regardless of the score...
Glavine shuts down Astros, Braves take 2-0 advantage (10/11/01)
HOUSTON -- Tom Glavine and the Atlanta Braves showed that they, too, know how to throw a shutout in the playoffs. In a postseason that's begun with dominant pitching, the team that's been doing it longer than the rest joined the trend Wednesday in a 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 2 of the NL first round series...
Yanks see Oakland's 'A' game (10/11/01)
A's take series opener 5-3. By Josh Dubow ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Mark Mulder and the Oakland Athletics came of age Wednesday night. The New York Yankees are revealing signs of aging. Mulder, showing no nerves in his first postseason appearance, held New York to one run, and Terrence Long homered twice to lead Oakland to a 5-3 win over the World Series champions in the opener of their first-round AL series...
St. Louis wins 4-1, evens series with Diamondbacks (10/11/01)
PHOENIX -- Randy Johnson goes from fearsome to failure in the postseason. He just can't seem to win. Johnson extended his major league record for consecutive playoff losses to seven Wednesday as Woody Williams and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1, tying their NL series at one game each...
Indians set for test vs. the best (10/11/01)
It is a very exciting week around our football program. We face a great challenge Saturday when we travel to Eastern Illinois to go against the best team in the Ohio Valley Conference. Eastern Illinois is 3-1 overall, 2-0 in the OVC and ranked 10th nationally. The Panthers will be the best team we have played this season...
SEMO golfer places second in tourney (10/11/01)
PEORIA, Ill. -- Southeast Missouri State University golfer Bryan Johnson finished in a second-place tie during the Bradley Fall Classic that concluded Tuesday. Johnson had a three-round score of 216 as he wound up two shots behind medalist Mike Lewis of Northern Iowa...
Walking the way to better health (10/11/01)
They come as early as 6:45 a.m. and wait patiently outside the doors at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park. Some are dressed in athletic clothes, others in pants and shirts, but they all wear one thing in common: walking shoes. They aren't hoping to beat anyone to a sales rack since few stores are even open yet, but they are ready to begin their daily exercise: walking...
Heaven help the overworked alpha male (10/11/01)
Oct. 11, 2001 Dear Pat, For years, DC and I assumed Hank fit the profile of a dog that has been abused or for some other reason is so fearful that he bites when cornered. But in one case, he bolted out a door and sought out a victim we suspect had been teasing him. There's something more noble than scared about Hank...
Edna Wachter (10/11/01)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Edna C. Wachter, 90, of Altenburg died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at her home. She was born Dec. 9, 1910, at New Wells, Mo., daughter of Paul and Bertha Agnes Thauwald Reisenbichler. She and Leo R. Wachter were married May 20, 1934. He died Sept. 11, 1982...
Ethel Small (10/11/01)
WYATT, Mo. -- Ethel Small, 91, of Wyatt died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001. She was born May 9, 1910, at Diehlstadt, Mo., daughter of John H. and Dora Burns Daniel Sr. She and J.B. Small Sr. were married July 30, 1927. He died in December 1962. Small lived at Wyatt most of her life. She was co-owner of Small Lumber Co. from 1945 until retiring in 1992. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston, Mo...
Rusty Dietiker (10/11/01)
Roy Lee "Rusty" Dietiker, 67, of Independence, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, following a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 28, 1933, in Cape Girardeau County, son of John and Sarah Pippin Dietiker. He and Priscilla Toomey were married Dec. 14, 1958...
Robert Knight (10/11/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Robert Lee Knight, 66, of Scott City died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 23, 1934, in St. Louis, son of Lee and Edna Howard Knight. He and Elo-dean "Ellie" Knight were married Dec. 23, 1956, in Jackson, Mo...
Don Hileman (10/11/01)
GOREVILLE, Ill. -- Funeral for Don Hileman of Goreville will be held at 1 p.m. today at Crain Funeral Home in Anna, Ill. The Rev. Larry Buckles will officiate. Burial will be in Casper Cemetery. Hileman, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at his home. He was born Aug. 20, 1925, in Union County, son of Andrew and Amelia Crissip Hileman...
Rev. Paul Jordan (10/11/01)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The Rev. Paul M. Jordan, 77, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at his residence. He was born Feb. 23, 1924, at Marquand, Mo., son of John and Clara Upchurch Jordan. He married Verneda Crites Sept. 19, 1946. Rev. Jordan was ordained a minister in the Old Liberty Association of General Baptist in October 1954. He was a religious writer for the Banner Press and hosted the "Hour of Prayer" on radio station KJAS...
Births 10/11/01 (10/11/01)
Cahill Son to Kevin Scott and Sharlene Kay Cahill of Chaffee, Mo., St. Francis Medical Center, 1:44 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001. Name, Chase Andrew. Weight, 8 pounds 8 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Cahill is the former Sharlene Welborn, daughter of Phyllis Crockett and John Crockett of Chaffee. She is employed at St. Francis. Cahill is the son of Margaret Cahill and Robert Cahill of Chaffee. He is employed at the Southeast Missourian Newspaper...
Jackson police report 10/11 (10/11/01)
Jackson Thursday, Oct. 11 Burglary A burglary was reported Tuesday at 710 Broadridge Drive. A burglary was reported Tuesday at 141 N. Oklahoma St. A burglary was reported Tuesday at 1529 W. Jackson Blvd. Theft Money was reported stolen Tuesday at 608 Rosamond...
Cape fire report 10/11 (10/11/01)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Oct. 11 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 7:58 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1613 N. West End Blvd. At 9:19 p.m., a still alarm at 518 S. Rear Ellis. At 9:44 p.m., a still alarm at 1735 Bessie St...
Cape police report 10/11 (10/11/01)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Oct. 11 DWI Craig Michael Smith, 21, of Jackson, was arrested Tuesday for driving while intoxicated. Sara Elizabeth Augustine, 22, 2130 Sherwood, was arrested Wednesday for driving while intoxicated. Arrests Andrew Robert Seaton, 18, of 222 Mohican Lane, Jackson, Mo., was arrested Tuesday on Cape Girardeau warrants for failure to appear in court for stealing and trespassing...
Out of the past 10/11/01 (10/11/01)
10 years ago: Oct. 11, 1991 Local voters surveyed this week voiced support for Proposition B and Cape Girardeau utility measures on Nov. 5 ballot; survey was conducted by students in marketing department of Southeast Missouri State University; voters were asked about Proposition B, statewide tax-and-reform package that would raise $385 million for education...
Homeland readiness necessary on all fronts (10/11/01)
Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, local and state governments across the nation have been scrambling to determine their preparedness should the unspeakable occur in their jurisdictions. Following President Bush's lead in naming Tom Ridge as national homeland security director, Missouri Gov. Bob Holden has chosen retired Army colonel Timothy Daniel, a former strategist at the Pentagon and Army Corps of Engineers, to review the state's emergency response plans...
Tough airport security is serious safety effort (10/11/01)
The biggest threat from terrorists remains attacks from the air, and while efforts are being made to improve and beef up security at the nation's airports, reports of lax practices at security gates of some airports are disturbing. The addition of armed, National Guard troops at airports until security forces are built up and better trained will serve as a deterrent, but unless every passenger and his or her luggage are thoroughly searched for weapons, the threat remains...
Blunt can keep his pay; others called up can't (10/11/01)
To the editor: Missouri's secretary of state, Matt Blunt, has been called to active duty. I was activated for Desert Storm. Blunt wants to keep his civilian paycheck. I would loved to have kept my civilian pay when I was activated. My only alternative was a leave of absence, and that meant a loss of income. My family had to make ends meet on a sergeant's salary...
Speak out 100601 (10/11/01)
Stealing the flag I THINK it is pathetic when somebody tries to show the country a little respect by putting a flag on his vehicle and people come along and steal it. A case of hypocrisy I WANT to comment on some irony and hypocrisy in your paper. Some pro-abortionist said people who are pro-life want to bomb the people who bombed the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. ...