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Stories from Thursday, October 18, 2001

Study could reopen airport parking lot (10/18/01)
Since the tragic events of Sept. 11, the 175-space parking lot at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport has sat empty while air travelers have been forced to park in makeshift gravel lots at least 300 feet from the terminal. That's because the Federal Aviation Administration sees all airports as potential terrorist targets and all unauthorized vehicles as conceivable four-wheeled bombs...
An educational tradition - Notre Dame marks 75 years (10/18/01)
Notre Dame Regional High School has seen many changes over the years, but its family atmosphere and student successes have remained constants, says its principal, David Anthony Migliorino. "To see Catholic education in this part of the country be so alive and well is a wonderful testimony to the faithful heritage and family commitment to the institution," said Migliorino, who is known as Brother David to students and faculty...
Correction 10/18/01 (10/18/01)
Cape Girardeau's New Madrid Street improvement cost $424,000. An incorrect amount was given in a story Wednesday. Also, the city is considering a proposal to prohibit parking on the north side of New Madrid, as reflected in the map below. The map in Wednesday's edition contained incorrect information...
Cape's Dana plant, 4 others studied for 2002 closings (10/18/01)
Dana Corporation's Spicer Axle Division plant in Cape Girardeau, a two-time winner of the Chamber of Commerce Industry of the Year award, is among five plants being evaluated by the company for closures. The Toledo-based company announced Wednesday it will cut 11,000 jobs, or about 15 percent of its work force, through plant closings and consolidations. The announcement followed the company's third-quarter report that reflected a declining market for its auto parts manufacturing division...
Fruitland Livestock 10/18 (10/18/01)
FRUITLAND, Mo. -- Fruitland Livestock Auction Tuesday. Receipts, 596; last week, 523; last year, 996, Compared to last week feeder steers and heifers over 600 lbs sold steady to 1.00 higher, the rest of the offering sold 2.00-4.00 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to 1.00 lower; Demand and supply light. ...
Sprint blames economic change for 6,000 layoffs (10/18/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sprint Corp. will lay off about 6,000 employees and 1,500 contract workers because of the weak economy and "a rapidly changing industry landscape," the company said Wednesday. The layoffs amount to about 7 percent of its work force...
Missouri Manuel dedicated to veterans (10/18/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The new Official Manual of Missouri, dedicated to the state's military veterans, was unveiled Wednesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars headquarters. Secretary of State Matt Blunt chose the book's theme, Missouri patriotism, and dedication in January, his wife, Melanie said...
Judge dismisses murder charges against brothers (10/18/01)
ST. LOUIS -- A judge in Lincoln County dismissed murder charges Wednesday against two brothers accused of killing an 11-year-old boy a decade ago, after investigators confronted their main witness with evidence his testimony may have been perjured. Lincoln County prosecutors have charged that supposed witness, Joshua Spangler, with felony perjury in state court. Federal perjury charges could follow, authorities said...
Poplar Bluff student-soldiers wait until graduation to serve (10/18/01)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Recent events that have put National Guard companies across the state on alert status have had special meaning for several Poplar Bluff High School students. They're in the Guard, too. Two of these are seniors Chris Brown, 17, and Steve Smith, 18...
Census Bureau cites errors in statistically-adjusted data (10/18/01)
WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau, citing errors in statistically-adjusted census data, said Wednesday it would not permit use of sampled population numbers to help distribute over $185 billion in federal aid to state and local governments. Acting Census Bureau Director William Barron said at a news conference Wednesday his agency would have to do additional research before determining if there will be any public release of the adjusted data. But he did not give a time frame for such a decision...
More than 30 Senate employees exposed to anthrax (10/18/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress awoke to a day of curtailed business Thursday in the face of an anthrax threat, the Senate defiantly staying open and the House citing prudence in its decision to close. Some on each side of Capitol Hill appeared to look askance at what the other side was doing...
Anthrax scare curtails work of Congress (10/18/01)
WASHINGTON -- Thirty-one Senate employees tested positive for anthrax exposure, officials said Wednesday as the threat of bioterrorism rattled Capitol Hill. Hundreds more lined up nervously to be tested and leaders ordered the shutdown of the House and three Senate office buildings...
Fewer moms working after giving birth, census says (10/18/01)
WASHINGTON -- More women are staying home with their infants for at least a year before returning to work. Of the 3.9 million women age 15 to 44 who had babies between July 1999 and June 2000, about 55 percent returned to work, or were actively seeking work within a year of giving birth, the Census Bureau reported...
Special operations troops aboard U.S. carrier (10/18/01)
WASHINGTON -- Special operations troops capable of clandestine warfare are aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean awaiting a call to action, military officials said Wednesday. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that the military portion of America's response would rely heavily on special operations forces. He and other U.S. officials have refused to discuss details, including timing...
Radio tells Afghans not to help Taliban (10/18/01)
WASHINGTON -- Saying terrorists in Afghanistan "will pay with their blood," the U.S. military is broadcasting radio messages urging the Afghan people not to help the Taliban and Osama bin Laden and to stay away from possible bombing targets. Another message to the Taliban warns, "You have guaranteed your own demise."...
Unruly bus passenger tries to overpower driver; 2 arrested (10/18/01)
Associated Press WriterSALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Passengers on a Greyhound bus overpowered a hijacker who grabbed the steering wheel and threatened to flip the vehicle, authorities said. The man and a woman accomplice fled after the driver safely stopped the bus. Two people were later taken into custody early Thursday...
CBS News employee tests positive for anthrax (10/18/01)
NEW YORK (AP) -- An employee in Dan Rather's office has tested positive for the skin form of anthrax, CBS News said Thursday. It is the same form of anthrax that infected an aide to NBC's Tom Brokaw after she handled a letter that was addressed to him...
Study provides hope for diabetes sufferers (10/18/01)
A widely used blood pressure drug may prevent diabetes in people at high risk for the disease, a study suggests. The preliminary research found that patients taking an ACE inhibitor called ramipril and sold as Altace reduced their risk of diabetes by more than 30 percent...
Three sentenced to life in U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa (10/18/01)
Associated Press WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Three of four Osama bin Laden disciples convicted in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa received life without parole Thursday in a city where terrorism is no longer a distant reality. Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, 28, was the first of the four defendants to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. He and Mohamed Rashed Al-'Owhali, 24, were sentenced to life without parole for direct involvement in the bombings...
Agencies offer up to $1 million for info on anthrax terrorists (10/18/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI and U.S. Postal Service on Thursday offered an award of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of those who sent anthrax through the mail. Investigators continued to link the various incidents through evidence...
New Jersey postal worker tests positive for anthrax exposure (10/18/01)
Associated Press WriterTRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A postal worker who may have handled letters sent to NBC and the Senate majority leader has tested positive for exposure to anthrax, The Associated Press has learned. The employee is a mail handler who was on duty at the time the letters were sent through the main Trenton postal facility in Hamilton Township, state officials told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...
People talk 10/18/01 (10/18/01)
Emmy winner applies test to each script When deciding on a new project, actress Alfre Woodard uses her "page 50" test. "If I can get to that point in a script and still be intrigued by the character, I start to get my hopes up," she tells MORE magazine in its October issue...
Aviation security bill unveiled in House (10/18/01)
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Wednesday unveiled a White House-backed plan to make the nation's airways safer that includes new federal controls over airport security. The bill faces a tough challenge from a Senate-passed measure that would go further by making all airport screeners federal employees...
Stocks narrowly mixed on anthrax worries (10/18/01)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Renewed anxiety about the possibility of more terror attacks pressured Wall Street Thursday, resulting in a mixed finish for the market despite some better-than-expected results from Boeing. Stocks fluctuated on fears the latest spate of anthrax cases will keep Americans at home and further hurt consumer spending, which accounts for two-thirds of the economy. ...
Couple tries to hijack bus in Utah, flees in different vehicle (10/18/01)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A man tried to overpower a Greyhound bus driver late Wednesday in what police described as an attempted hijacking, but he was thwarted by other passengers before the driver safely stopped the vehicle. The Utah Highway Patrol said the man and a woman accomplice fled in a a getaway vehicle and remained at large. The estimated 40 passengers got out unharmed, McCleve said...
Illegal drug trafficking jumps as officers seek terrorists (10/18/01)
WASHINGTON -- Illegal drug trafficking in the Caribbean is up 25 percent, probably because traffickers see an opportunity with U.S. law enforcement focused on terrorism, Drug Enforcement Administrator Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday. Hutchinson couldn't say whether the rise would translate into more drugs coming into the United States. But he said that like other law enforcement agencies, DEA has been stretched thin since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...
Greenspan's economic view 'murky' (10/18/01)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's economic outlook remains murky in the aftermath of the terror attacks, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress Wednesday. A key ingredient of economic health -- productivity -- is likely to suffer in the short term, he said...
Round-the-clock attacks target two cities (10/18/01)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. jets intensified attacks Wednesday on Kabul and the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, striking an oil depot in the capital and sending a huge plume of smoke into the cloudless sky. Taliban fighters and opposition forces were reportedly locked in a seesaw battle for the strategic northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif...
Busy abroad, Blair faces dissent at home (10/18/01)
LONDON -- Prime Minister Tony Blair has traveled the globe to help build an international coalition against terrorism, but he may soon have to use his diplomatic skills at his own doorstep. Some members of Blair's own Labor Party are beginning to question the wisdom of British involvement in U.S.-led military strikes against Afghanistan...
Israel's tourism minister assassinated by Palestinians (10/18/01)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's tourism minister, a retired general who advocated the expulsion of Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza, was assassinated Wednesday in a hotel hallway -- a killing claimed by a radical Palestinian group. Rehavam Zeevi, 75, was the first Cabinet minister to be slain by Palestinians. ...
Oil ministers seek better contacts (10/18/01)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Oil giants Saudi Arabia and Iran called for intensified contacts among petroleum producers to stabilize the world markets following a drastic fall in prices in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Saudi Oil Minister Ali Naimi and his visiting Iranian counterpart, Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, met in the Saudi capital Riyadh to discuss the situation but did not take any decision on their production levels...
3 Palestinians, including local militia leader, killed (10/18/01)
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) -- Three Palestinians, including a local militia leader wanted by Israel, were killed in the explosion of a car on Thursday, Palestinian doctors said. The slain militia leader was identified as Atef Abayat, who was sought by Israel in the killing of a Jewish settler last month...
Ulster Unionists resign from Northern Ireland government (10/18/01)
Associated Press WriterBELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Northern Ireland's largest Protestant party announced Thursday it was resigning from the province's unity government, a move designed to force Britain to indefinitely suspend the troubled experiment in Catholic-Protestant cooperation...
Kenya confirms anthrax in envelope mailed from the U.S. (10/18/01)
Associated Press WriterNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- White powder in a package mailed from Atlanta to a Kenyan doctor has tested positive for anthrax spores, health officials said Thursday, the first proven case of tainted mail outside the United States since the Sept. 11 attacks...
Lawyers want rehabilitation of Mata Hari (10/18/01)
PARIS -- Mata Hari. For decades, the name has conjured up images of beauty, sex and betrayal, against a backdrop of high-stakes wartime espionage. But in truth, a historian says, the fabled exotic dancer who was executed by France as a World War I spy was an elegant but naive woman, who liked living and spending big and wasn't very good at either dancing or spying...
Powell - India terrorist attacks prove problem is worldwide (10/18/01)
NEW DELHI, India -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday recent terrorist attacks in India prove that the world's terrorism problems extend well beyond Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida network. Speaking at a news conference after talks with Indian officials, Powell condemned a car bombing on Oct. 1 that killed nearly 40 people in Indian-held Kashmir...
Second season begins with district openers (10/18/01)
What happened over the first seven weeks of the season for high school football teams across Missouri means something. But what happens over the final three weeks of the regular campaign, means the most. The all-important district schedule for teams across the state begins this week. Most districts consist of four squads, with a few having three. The teams in each district all play one another and the district champions qualify for the playoffs...
Jackson spikers win 6th straight (10/18/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Jackson High's volleyball team won its sixth match in a row, knocking off Scott City in straight sets, 15-9, 15-5 in the Lady Indians' final regular-season home match. The Lady Indians (18-10-1) had several key contributors, including Jenna Leet (two aces, four blocks), Jennifer Mesey (three kills), Denae Nagel (five digs), Casey Crites (three kills, two blocks), Jessie Koeper (three kills, three blocks) and Erin Hartman (17 assists)...
Central, Sikeston ready for critical Houck showdown (10/18/01)
Cape Central's disappointing season could turn around in a hurry tonight. In 48 football minutes, to be exact. Based on scores against common opponents, the Tigers enter tonight's Class 4A, District 1 opener against Sikeston as a slight underdog, but they could gain the upper hand for a berth in the state playoffs with a win at Houck Stadium. The kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m...
Tigers claim showdown (10/18/01)
The friendly, yet fierce rivalry is much like brothers against brothers as all the players have grown up together on the local soccer scene. As expected, Cape Central and Notre Dame battled to the wire in a 1-0 Tiger victory at Notre Dame's Harry Crisp Field Wednesday night...
Pinkel aware of MU's rivalry with Kansas (10/18/01)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Gary Pinkel heard about it from about hundreds of alumni within two weeks of his being hired at Missouri: the Tigers' rivalry with Kansas runs deep. "You can throw out all the records and everything else and understand that it'll be a war," Pinkel said as the Tigers prepared for their game Saturday at Kansas. "That's what state rivalries are all about."...
Braves even series with D-backs (10/18/01)
PHOENIX -- Javy Lopez is back, the Arizona bullpen is dreadful, and the Atlanta Braves are alive and well in the National League championship series. Lopez, starting for the first time since he was hurt in a home-plate collision last month, broke a tie with a two-run homer in the seventh inning Wednesday night as the Atlanta Braves beat the Diamondbacks 8-1 in Game 2...
Yankees up to their old tricks (10/18/01)
SEATTLE -- Playing with the poise and patience that have become staples of their October success, the New York Yankees were charged up from the get-go. And that meant real trouble for these Seattle Mariners. Andy Pettitte pitched eight sharp innings, Paul O'Neill homered and the three-time defending World Series winners opened the AL championship series with a 4-2 victory Wednesday that was not nearly as close as the scoreboard showed...
Canidate ready for heavy duty (10/18/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Marshall Faulk's backup is looking forward to a busy work day on Sunday. It'll be the first full load for Trung Canidate, the St. Louis Rams' first-round pick last year, since he made it to the NFL. "I've never doubted myself," Canidate said Wednesday as the Rams resumed practice in preparation for Sunday's game at New York against the Jets. "The more I play, the better I can do my job...
Woods returns to tour after five-week break (10/18/01)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- In morning darkness at Disney, Tiger Woods and Mark O'Meara changed into their golf shoes in the parking lot Wednesday and were headed to the first tee when two security guards asked for identification. Woods, perhaps the most recognizable athlete in the world, held out his driver's license, but that wasn't enough. They wanted to see his PGA Tour badge...
Blues, Stars play to 2-2 deadlock (10/18/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Jere Lehtinen scored off a drop pass from Mike Modano midway through the third period and had an assist as the Dallas Stars tied the St. Louis Blues 2-2 Wednesday night. Modano also scored for the Stars, playing the Blues for the first time since they were swept by St. Louis in the Western Conference semifinals last spring. Ed Belfour stopped three shots in the final 10 seconds of overtime...
SE golf team takes seventh places (10/18/01)
TUSCOLA, Ill. -- Southeast Missouri State University's Bryan Johnson took 10th place -- just two strokes off the lead -- in leading the Indians to a seventh-place finish in Eastern Illinois' Ironhorse Invitational Tuesday. Johnson, who had a first-round 3-over 73, shot 77 in the final round to finish 10th by himself. Jimmy Blose tied for 22nd, Matt Hillis tied for 37th and Woody Hill and Mark Horn tied at 67th...
The truth about anthrax (10/18/01)
Despite the germ's terrifying reputation, anthrax infections on the skin are rarely fatal, and most people get better even without treatment. The most feared use of anthrax as a bioterrorist's weapon is spraying it through the air so it is breathed into the lungs, causing a hard-to-diagnose infection that is almost impossible to cure once symptoms start...
And that's the way it's going to be (10/18/01)
Oct. 18, 2001 Dear Leslie, In the entryway at the huge gray Kansas City Municipal Arena, DC buzzed about giving away her extra tickets to hear Walter Cronkite's talk just minutes away. A woman with an accent enthusiastically thanked her for the ticket and pressed a piece of candy into each of our palms...
Virginia Cook (10/18/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Virginia Loretta Cook, 80, of Savannah, Tenn., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Hardin Home Nursing Home in Savannah. She was born April 18, 1921, at Delta, Mo., daughter of Jessie Mason and Edith Pearl Basye Nance. Cook had worked at LeeRowan and lived in Jackson until moving to Corinth, Miss., in 1985. She had lived in Savannah the past four years...
Harold Gerlach (10/18/01)
Funeral for Harold Gerlach of Cape Girardeau will be held at 11 a.m. today at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Paul Short will officiate. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from 8 a.m. until time of service...
Thelma Kirkpatrick (10/18/01)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Thelma Kirkpatrick of Marble Hill died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill.
Marie Howard (10/18/01)
Marie Alvina Sophia Howard, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Heartland Care Rehab Center. She was born Aug. 31, 1918, at Gordonville, Mo., daughter of Robert and Laura Bierschwal Hager. She and Robert L. Howard were married July 8, 1977. He died Dec. 28, 1997...
Boyce Hottinger (10/18/01)
ANNA, Ill. -- Boyce "Buddy" Hottinger, 60, of Anna died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at City Care Center. He was born April 14, 1941, in Dover, Ark., son of Albert and Mary Proctor Hottinger. He and Diana Sissum were married May 3, 1994. Formerly of Mound City, Ill., Hottinger was a dietary aide at a nursing home...
Edgar Schuessler (10/18/01)
FROHNA, Mo. -- Edgar Henry "Smokey" Schuessler, 87, of Frohna died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, Mo. He was born March 18, 1914, at Farrar, Mo., son of Martin H. and Hedwig M. Mangels Schuessler. Schuessler was a retired farm laborer and lumber stacker at East Perry Lumber Co. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church at Frohna...
Pauline Heard (10/18/01)
Pauline I. Heard, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Aug. 22, 1907, at Oran, Mo., daughter of John M. and Savannah Bechel Menz. She and Clarence J. Heard were married June 10, 1923, at Oran. He died March 25, 1992...
Laura Hopper (10/18/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Laura Ina Hopper, 84, of Commerce, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 30, 1917, at Delta, Mo., daughter of Russell and Louisa Elzina Watson Hester. She and George Woodrow Hopper were married Feb. 12, 1946, in Cape Girardeau. He died Feb. 6, 1989...
Lonnie Temple (10/18/01)
Lonnie Hartwell Temple, 76, of Kenai, Alaska, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. He was born Feb. 26, 1925, in England, Ark., son of Lonnie W. and Irene Temple. He lived in Cape Girardeau from 1930-42, attended Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Missouri...
Births 10/18/01 (10/18/01)
Guilliams Daughter to Wade Robert and Crystal Lynn Guilliams of Jackson, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 8:57 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2001. Name, Piper Elyse. Weight, 7 pounds 4 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Guilliams is the former Crystal Hecht. She is a sales representative with Mead Johnson Nutritionals. Guilliams is self-employed at Guilliams Construction...
Jackson police report 10/18 (10/18/01)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Oct. 18 ArrestsJames Mitchell Ryan, 25, of Jackson, Mo., was arrested Tuesday for stealing and failure to return to confinement. Joseph Edward Moss, 52, of Advance, Mo., was arrested Tuesday for stealing medicine from Wal-Mart, 3439 William...
Jackson fire report 10/18 (10/18/01)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Oct. 18 Firefighters responded to these calls Tuesday:At 4:31 p.m., a police assist at 908 S. Sprigg. At 6:37 p.m., a medical assist at 130 Vantage Drive. At 7:32 p.m., a natural gas smell at 802 William. At 8:50 p.m., a medical assist at 627 S. Sprigg...
Out of the past 10/18/01 (10/18/01)
10 years ago: Oct. 18, 1991 Training for volunteer and some paid firefighters in state may be reduced sharply because of state budget cuts, say state and local fire service officials; cuts would mainly affect small-town and rural departments in Southeast Missouri who have limited budgets, and depend on trained, volunteer firefighters to protect residential and commercial property...
Community service is cornerstone (10/18/01)
Recent events have caused us all to reflect on life as we know it in America. In church the Sunday after Sept. 11, we sang many songs I learned growing up here in Cape Girardeau. My heart filled with pride when I looked around and saw that most people were able to sing without looking at the words...
Finally some good news on winter fuel costs (10/18/01)
P Gasoline, heating fuel and electricty are all expected to cost considerably less this winer, thanks to less demand and plentiful supplies. A prediction by the Energy Information Administration that heating-fuel costs will be much lower this winter is welcome news to Americans, who paid more to stay warm last winter than they ever had...
Alaska Oil Pipeline needs better protection (10/18/01)
A drunken gunman's stupidity wreaked havoc on the Alaska Oil Pipeline and the wilderness around a portion of it. Authorities say the man, who has an extensive criminal record, shot a hole in the pipeline with a .338-caliber rifle, and hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil spewed out of the high-pressure line before the hole could be permanently fixed...
These scenes are real thing; God bless America (10/18/01)
To the editor: I want to eject this unwelcome visitor from my VCR. It tells myself firmly I'll never rent this video again. Yes, I love edge-of-the-seat movies with hijacked planes, bombs and chemical warfare. Of course, this is Hollywood. Things like this aren't real. Who would do such things? I'll rewind this thing and take it to the drop box. This time Hollywood went too far...
Teacher imparted values that have made a difference (10/18/01)
To the editor: In the fall of 1972, I enrolled in a class at Central High School called Contemporary Issues. I was looking for an easy class and didn't really care about the grade. I was an angry 15-year-old caught up in the peace, love and rock 'n' roll philosophy of the times. Enter Robert Knight...
Don't be afraid to show feelings of patriotism (10/18/01)
To the editor: I wish to rebut Donn S. Miller's Oct. 14 letter in which he was rebutting a column by David Limbaugh that talked about people finding our flag repugnant. Apparently, Miller proves Limbaugh's point. He considers our grand old flag repugnant. He seems to be offended by the display of patriotism awakened since the terrorist massacres...
Speak Out A 10/18/01 (10/18/01)
Avoiding problems I AM replying to a Speak Out comment about Jackson students not getting out of school early for band festival. I think it's a great idea to keep students who aren't in band in school. The reason they did this is because students were causing trouble and smoking in the city park. ...