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Stories from Wednesday, December 5, 2001

Mother, son plead guilty to manufacturing meth (12/05/01)
A Jackson, Mo., mother and son pleaded guilty to felony drug charges in U.S. District Court in Cape Girardeau. Deborah Ing, 40, and her son, Wesley Ing, 21, both appeared Monday before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel on methamphetamine charges...
New schools mean business (12/05/01)
Construction of a high school in south Cape Girar-deau is prompting road building and attracting entrepreneurs who want to develop an abundance of open property. Among new developments: A retail center including space for 12 businesses at Highway 74, also called Southern Expressway, and South Silver Springs Road...
Learning toys, games needed for Toybox (12/05/01)
Learning toys and games that provide educational skills to children are popular requests for Christmas, but many families can't afford those luxuries. Without donations to Toybox, a joint program of the Cape Girardeau Jaycees and the Southeast Missourian, hundreds of children wouldn't get gifts for Christmas...
Meals gift certificate makes ideal gift (12/05/01)
Mr. J. lives by himself now that his wife has been moved to a nursing home. His daughter lives nearby, which helps ease his loneliness, but his health isn't getting any better. Mr. J. suffers from emphysema and must have continuous oxygen. He would like to have noon meals delivered by the Senior Center but can't pay for them. A gift certificate or donation on his behalf would make an ideal Christmas gift...
Students return after Endeavour is delayed (12/05/01)
A recent trip to Florida by members of the Southeast Missouri State University Physics Club was a day at the beach. And were they ever disappointed. A group of about 14 people made the two-day journey to Cape Canaveral, Fla., to watch Southeast alumna Linda Godwin head into space Thursday on NASA's STS-108 mission. But the launch of space shuttle Endeavour was delayed until Friday, and then scrubbed for the entire weekend...
Warm weather has flowering plants confused (12/05/01)
Southeast Missouri's plants have been duped by a false spring that could bring record-setting high temperatures today. Forsythia, clematis and other early-blooming vegetation are brightening Cape Girardeau yards thanks to unusually warm temperatures around 70 the last few days. The same plants were covered in nighttime frost this time last year...
Holidays don't aid falling mail volume (12/05/01)
Fewer holiday packages and cards have are moving by mail, said Mike Keefe, Cape Gir-ardeau postmaster. "Our volume today, about 12 weeks into the new fiscal year, is down 3.8 percent throughout Southeast Missouri," said Keefe, according to mail volume at the U.S. Postal Service's Regional Mail Processing Center in the Cape West Industrial Park...
Business dean speaks Friday (12/05/01)
Gerald McDougall, dean of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business at Southeast Missouri State University, will be guest speaker at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Show Me Center. McDougall holds a doctoral degree in economics from the Claremont Graduate School. ...
Man pleads guilty on cocaine charges (12/05/01)
A Chicago man pleaded guilty Monday to distributing crack cocaine in Southeast Missouri. Rubin L. Evans, aka Ruben Evans, 36, pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and one count of distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base...
Sikeston's charter draft passes board (12/05/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. - A draft of a home rule charter that will change Siketon's form of government is ready to be presented for public input through hearings now that it has been finalized by a 13-member commission. The charter was approved by commissioners 10-2 with one commissioner abstaining during a charter commission meeting Monday...
New security alert makes few changes (12/05/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Law enforcement and city officials in Missouri, already operating under a heightened state of alert, plan few changes following the latest nationwide terrorism alert. Several residents and at least one private security agency said the recent warning from Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge means little to them, since they didn't make any changes after the attacks and have no plans to do so...
618 area code to be changed, another added (12/05/01)
CHICAGO -- The Illinois Commerce Commission on Tuesday started wheels in motion to add another area code to the large part of the state now served by 618. But it will be at least one year before some callers in the 618 area -- which stretches across the bottom third of Illinois -- must learn a new code...
Governor gets check 6 years late (12/05/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden received an early Christmas gift from the state treasurer's office Tuesday -- a check for $349. Treasurer Nancy Farmer said that her predecessor received the check from the state's Unclaimed Property Division for a policy benefit claim from Gulf Insurance Company of Irving, Texas...
Matalin to St. Louis to sell Talent's U.S. Senate campaign (12/05/01)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- A notable political woman came to Missouri Tuesday to help Jim Talent enlist more women in his effort to unseat a senator who happens to be a woman. Mary Matalin was in the St. Louis area for lunch and a pep talk for a new wing of the former congressman's Senate campaign: the Women for Talent Coalition. The group is charged with narrowing Missouri's gender gap -- the tendency of more women to vote for Democrats instead of Republicans...
FBI says different drug diluted at pharmacist's other store (12/05/01)
Associated Press WriterKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Tests show a different medication mixed at another of Robert R. Courtney's pharmacies has been watered down, the FBI said, widening an investigation into the pharmacist accused of weakening medications for profit...
Increase in wrong surgeries prompts alert (12/05/01)
AP Medical WriterCHICAGO (AP) -- An alarming increase in the number of surgery mistakes involving operating on the wrong body part or wrong patient have been reported to a group that regulates hospital quality, prompting an alert urging better communication between patients, doctors and nurses...
Ryan, Daley keep jostling on approach to O'Hare (12/05/01)
CHICAGO -- After months of negotiating with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's administration on an airport expansion plan, Gov. George Ryan has forged ahead without him. Ryan, answering congressional pressure to deal with long delays at O'Hare International Airport, said Congress should pass legislation to expand O'Hare, build an airfield in the Chicago suburb of Peotone and keep Meigs Field open for the next 25 years...
State Division of Probation, Parole votes to unionize (12/05/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State probation and parole officers have embraced union representation while workers in the divisions of employment security and workforce development have not. Voting under expanded union powers backed by the governor, workers of the Division of Probation and Parole voted 531-199 in favor of being represented by the Service Employees International Union Local 2000, the state Board of Mediation said Tuesday...
DNA tests release three from prison (12/05/01)
The Associated Press CHICAGO -- Cook County prosecutors are dropping charges against three men serving life sentences for a 1986 rape and murder because new DNA tests of semen and hair do not match them. State's Attorney Richard Devine announced Tuesday that he will ask Cook County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Potter Wednesday morning to release the three men...
Crackdown ordered on Hamas' finances (12/05/01)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration froze the financial assets and closed the offices of a Texas-based foundation linked to Hamas on Tuesday, broadening the fight against terrorism to a militant Palestinian group that claimed responsibility for last weekend's deadly attacks in Israel...
'Goner' virus infecting computers (12/05/01)
WASHINGTON -- Anti-virus companies scrambled to protect their customers against a new viruslike e-mail attack Tuesday that purports to be a computer screen saver program. Security company McAfee reported thousands of its clients sent in copies of the worm, called "Goner." An Internet worm has the ability to spread to other computers on its own...
Bush takes message on economy to Florida, where tourism is down (12/05/01)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Microphone in hand, President Bush took the stage of a town hall meeting Tuesday and expressed sympathy with workers and business owners struggling in a sagging economy. "There's nothing that hurts me more than to know, as we head for the holiday season, that some of our citizens and some of their families hurt because they've been laid off as a result of" the Sept. 11 suicide hijackings over Washington, New York and Pennsylvania...
Nation digest 12/05/01 (12/05/01)
Firm head asks to let cloning research go on WASHINGTON -- The president of the company that claims to have cloned the first human embryo defended his firm's actions Tuesday and urged senators not to hastily pass a bill restricting the practice. "We're not talking about the cloning of humans," Michael West, president of Advanced Cell Technology, told a Senate appropriations subcommittee. "We're talking about the cloning of cells."...
Many WTC dead 'vaporized,' says examiner (12/05/01)
NEW YORK -- Three months after the World Trade Center attack, victims' families are being forced to face the ghastly possibility that many of the dead were "vaporized," as the medical examiner put it, and may never be identified. So far, fewer than 500 victims have been positively identified out of the roughly 3,000 feared dead. Sixty were identified solely through DNA...
Two U.S. soldiers killed, 20 wounded when B-52 bomber misses (12/05/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Two American soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in Afghanistan on Wednesday when a B-52 bomber missed its target. The friendly fire incident marked the worst U.S. casualties of the war to date. An unknown number of opposition fighters also died in the incident north of the last Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, said Pentagon spokesman Lt. ...
Levin stepping down as AOL Time Warner CEO (12/05/01)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- AOL Time Warner Inc. chief executive Jerry Levin is stepping down as head of the world's largest media company and will be replaced by co-chief operating officer Richard Parsons. Steve Case will remain as chairman, while the company's other co-COO, Robert Pittman, will become the sole COO, according to Wednesday's announcement...
Bush plans to veto defense bill, if Dems attach other spending (12/05/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush told congressional leaders over breakfast Wednesday that he will take the extraordinary step of vetoing the Defense Department appropriation if Democrats insist on attaching $35 billion in anti-terrorism spending...
3 Americans killed in Afghanistan when B-52 misses target (12/05/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Three American soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in Afghanistan Wednesday when a bomb launched from an Air Force B-52 bomber missed its target. The friendly-fire accident produced the worst U.S. casualty toll of the war...
Dow surges above 10,000, Nadaq passes 2,000 (12/05/01)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Technology shares propelled the stock market higher for a second straight session Wednesday, helping to boost the Dow Jones industrials more than 220 points and giving the blue chips their first close above 10,000 since Sept. 5...
Satellite companies warned about rural service (12/05/01)
WASHINGTON -- Executives of the two major satellite television providers made their case for a merger Tuesday on Capitol Hill, dogged by opponents warning the deal would rob millions of rural Americans of choice when they watch TV. The Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission will decide whether to allow the $25.8 billion merger of EchoStar's Dish Network and Hughes Electronics-owned DirecTV. Because Congress can influence the decision, its support is crucial to the companies...
Man suspected of sending fake anthrax threat letters caught (12/05/01)
Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- A fugitive suspected of mailing hundreds of fake anthrax letters to abortion clinics was captured by federal authorities Wednesday. FBI officials said Clayton Lee Waagner was caught in the Cincinnati area. Apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service, he was among the FBI's 10 most-wanted fugitives...
New-government list whittled down (12/05/01)
KOENIGSWINTER, Germany -- A U.N. envoy whittled down a list of 150 candidates Tuesday for posts in a new interim authority for Afghanistan, seeking to achieve ethnic balance while satisfying the many rival factions. Four ethnic factions presented U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi with candidates for 29 ministerial posts in a post-Taliban government that will take power from the northern alliance and run the country for six months...
Afghan factions sign pact to create post-Taliban administration (12/05/01)
Associated Press WriterKOENIGSWINTER, Germany (AP) -- Amid applause and embraces, Afghan leaders signed a pact Wednesday to create a temporary administration for their war-ravaged nation. It will be headed by a moderate Muslim and will include two women...
Russia announces cut in oil exports (12/05/01)
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia announced Wednesday that it would reduce oil exports by 150,000 barrels a day beginning Jan. 1, in response to OPEC's calls for production cuts to help stabilize petroleum prices. The announcement followed an earlier decision to reduce oil production and exports by 50,000 barrels a day for the rest of the year, a cut criticized as too small to affect prices. The larger cut was likely to go a long away toward satisfying the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries...
Pakistan offers more help in bin Laden hunt (12/05/01)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan has agreed to step up cooperation with the CIA in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, which is now centering on the rugged mountains along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, Pakistani intelligence officials said Tuesday. The agreement followed weekend meetings with CIA Director George Tenet, who also urged Pakistan to crack down on religious schools seen as training grounds for Islamic militants. ...
Troops intensify hunt for bin Laden (12/05/01)
JALALABAD, Afghanistan -- Anti-Taliban troops hunting for Osama bin Laden said they clashed Tuesday with al-Qaida fighters near their mountain hide-outs in Afghanistan. Elsewhere, Taliban forces pushed tribal fighters back from the airport near the former ruling militia's last bastion, Kandahar...
Israel unleashes airstrikes hitting Arafat's compound (12/05/01)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israel used bombs and missiles Tuesday to pressure Yasser Arafat to move against Palestinian militants, striking just yards from the Palestinian leader's West Bank offices and in the Gaza Strip. Two Palestinians were killed and about 150 were injured in the attacks...
Charleston places two on first-team 2A all-state squad (12/05/01)
Gritty running back Jordy Mixon and speedy cornerback Dontay Clark, both of Charleston, were named to the Class 2A Bob Carter-Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association All-State first team. "They both deserved it," Charleston coach Brent Anderson said. "They both worked very hard to get where they're at."...
Red Devils rally late, fall short in double OT (12/05/01)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- In a wild season opener, Chaffee outscored East Prairie 11-0 in the fourth quarter to force overtime before eventually falling 68-56 in double overtime Tuesday night. "It was pretty wild way to start," said Chaffee boys basketball coach David Mirly, who made his Red Devil debut. "It seemed like we were always digging out of a hole."...
Roundup 12/5/01 (12/05/01)
GIRLS BASKETBALL Kingston 49, St. Vincent 38 PERRYVILLE, MO. -- ST. VINCENT WAS OUTSCORED 16-3 IN THE THIRD QUARTER AND COULDN'T RECOVER. NICOLE HADLER LED ST. VINCENT WITH 12 POINTS, FOLLOWED BY DANIELLE SCHREMP WITH 10 AS THE SQUAWS DROPPED TO 3-2...
Illini get sweet reward for big year (12/05/01)
Maryland and Illinois, two one-loss teams with no shot at the national championship, are headed to BCS bowls -- the Terps in Miami, the Illini in New Orleans. No. 7 Maryland, champion of the Atlantic Coast Conference, accepted an invitation Tuesday to the Orange Bowl, its first appearance in the game in 46 years...
Four Heisman finalists named (12/05/01)
NEW YORK -- Quarterbacks Ken Dorsey, Joey Harrington, Eric Crouch and Rex Grossman were picked Tuesday as finalists for the Heisman Trophy. Dorsey threw for 2,652 yards and 23 touchdowns this season to lead No. 1 Miami (11-0) to the Rose Bowl. Harrington threw for 2,415 yards and 23 touchdowns help No. 3 Oregon (10-1) win the Pac-10 championship...
Ken Dorsey - Miami QB has quirky habit -- winning (12/05/01)
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Ken Dorsey walks around the hotel ballroom in circles, passing his teammates again and again. The other players don't pay attention, knowing this is one of his many pregame rituals. He continues around the room until it's time to leave for the stadium. His routine has just begun...
Indians stumble into SEC country (12/05/01)
Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings believes the very nature of college basketball makes it hard to believe that his team would dare take Southeast Missouri State University lightly tonight -- even though on paper the non-conference game in Nashville, Tenn., looks like a mismatch...
Two-time champion Lakers on pace for record season (12/05/01)
LOS ANGELES -- A revelation came to Shaquille O'Neal as he watched the Lakers beat the SuperSonics on a locker-room TV after being ejected early in the game. "I kind of realized this is a good team without me," he said. So what does that make the Lakers with O'Neal, the NBA's most dominant player?...
Sports digest 12/5/01 (12/05/01)
Kansas names Mangino head football coach KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mark Mangino, who helped mold Oklahoma's national championship team last year, was named Tuesday as head coach at Kansas. Mangino, the Sooners' offensive coordinator, will take over for Terry Allen, who was fired with three games left in his fifth straight losing season. The Jayhawks have had six losing years in a row and have been wholly ineffective in the rugged Big 12...
Floyd says he's not looking to hitch ride out of Chicago (12/05/01)
DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Three awful seasons have given Chicago Bulls coach Tim Floyd the worst start of anyone in NBA history, and the fourth is looking equally dismal. As the losses pile up again, Floyd's frustration is beginning to show, even though he says he's not going to quit...
Indians have new perspective for Vandy (12/05/01)
$$$Start ggarner We face a very formidable task tonight against a very good Vanderbilt team. The Commodores beat nationally ranked Western Kentucky Sunday and they come into tonight's game with a 5-2 record. Vanderbilt plays in the always tough Southeastern Conference, which is annually one of the best conferences in college basketball...
Old-fashioned cake is standby for holiday snacking (12/05/01)
A homemade marble loaf cake is an old-fashioned and comforting standby to have for the holidays -- especially a version from a baker who's made a specialty of desserts that conform to Jewish dietary needs. This recipe is from "My Most Favorite Dessert Company" by Doris Schechter, a collection of pareve recipes. ...
Holiday cookies and a new twist on fudge (12/05/01)
$$$Start Christmas parties, shopping and other holiday festivities are sure signs that that "the most wonderful time of the year" is in full swing. I have made a concentrated effort to be better organized this year and get things finished early. Our children have worn the pages out in some of the catalogs we have received through the mail. ...
Identity problems apparently unsolved by trip (12/05/01)
Getting mistaken for a man over the phone is one thing. A woman might have a deeper voice, the person on the other end might be too busy to listen for subtle intonations, and the next thing you know, that woman is being called "sir." Happens to me all the time...
Potato pancakes are an essential element of Hanukkah tradition (12/05/01)
As Christmas approaches, the Clement Moore poem tells us, many children, nestled snug in their beds, will have visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads. But this coming Sunday many other children will dream of potato pancakes instead. That's because at sundown this Sunday, the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev, the Jewish holiday Hanukkah begins, and like most holidays it is inextricably linked to food. Moreover, potato pancakes are essential to the celebration...
Tail condition more common in dogs (12/05/01)
$$$Start jkoch By John Koch, DVM Question: I have a beautiful white long-hair cat. He is magnificently clean except for a one-inch spot on his tail just behind where it joins the body. This area is always greasy and attracts dirt. I have repeatedly washed the area, but dirt comes right back. Some one told me this is a condition called stud tail. What is stud tail?...
James Watts (12/05/01)
MARQUAND, Mo. -- James Albert Watts, 53, of Marquand died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 10, 1948, in Perry County, Pa., son of Clayton Pete and Mabel Alene Comp Watts. He and Shirley J. Frymire were married Dec. 31, 1968, at Lutesville, Mo...
Mabel Fisher (12/05/01)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Mabel S. Fisher, 93, of Advance died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born Dec. 5, 1907, in Lodge, Va., daughter of Samuel Sebra. She and Samuel Fisher Sr. were married in 1921 at Lodge. He preceded her in death...
Doris Williams (12/05/01)
WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Funeral for Doris Jean Williams of Wolf Lake will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hileman and Parr Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill. Burial will be in Casper Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-9 p.m. today. Williams, 74, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Paul Bollinger (12/05/01)
Paul "Judge" Bollinger, 89, of Naples, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at his home. Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Earl Dale (12/05/01)
Funeral for Earl Dale of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Kennett, Mo., was held Tuesday at McDaniel Funeral Chapel in Kennett, with the Rev. Ed Jansson officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett. Dale, 96, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau...
Larry Hunt (12/05/01)
VANDUSER, Mo. -- Larry G. Hunt, 33, of Vanduser died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born June 19, 1968, in Sikeston, son of Gaila Warren. He and Vicki Clark were married June 6, 1992. Hunt was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a registered nurse at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Bill Parmley (12/05/01)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Bill Parmley, 88, of Ullin, formerly of Dongola, Ill., died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. He was born March 19, 1913, in Mounds, Ill., son of Devere and Nellie Tanner Parmley. He and Ara Frizzel were married Feb. 27, 1935...
Fount Dillow (12/05/01)
ANNA, Ill. -- Fount Edward Dillow, 87, of Effingham, Ill., formerly of Anna, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at St. Anthony's Medical Hospital in Effingham. He was born Dec. 23, 1913, at Anna, son of Ora E. and Stella Mae Campbell Dillow. He and Ruth Lorene Kollehner were married Sept. 19, 1936, at Vienna, Ill...
Martha White (12/05/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Martha E. White, 84, of Jackson died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Russell Heights Cemetery. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements...
Births 12/5/01 (12/05/01)
Evans Daughter to Melissa Kimberly Evans of Cape Girardeau, St. Francis Medical Center, 8:38 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2001. Name, Caitlynn Noelle. Weight, 6 pounds 6.5 ounces. First child. Ms. Evans is the daughter of Teri Kreitzer of Cape Girardeau and Gil Evans of Metairie, La. She is employed at St. Francis...
Millersville man seriously injured (12/05/01)
MILLERSVILLE, Mo. -- A Millersville man was seriously injured early Monday when his vehicle ran off the roadway and drove off an embankment near Millers-ville. Guy Conley, 32, was taken to St. Francis Medical Center after the 5:30 a.m. accident on Highway 72, three miles west of Millersville...
Police report 12/05/01 (12/05/01)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Dec. 5 DWIEugene Sabastion Criddle, 40, of 915 Hickory was arrested Monday for driving while intoxicated, unlawful use of a weapon and assault. ArrestsCynthia Lucille Shumate, 36, of Burfordville, Mo., was arrested Monday for probation violation...
Fire report 12/05/01 (12/05/01)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Dec. 5 Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:At 6:26 a.m., an emergency medical service at 3020 Boutin. At 6:33 a.m., an emergency medical service at 16 N. Frederick. At 10:42 a.m., a stove fire at 1135 S. Pacific...
Jackson police report 12/05/01 (12/05/01)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Dec. 5 DWIEugene Sabastion Criddle, 40, of 915 Hickory was arrested Monday for driving while intoxicated, unlawful use of a weapon and assault. ArrestsCynthia Lucille Shumate, 36, of Burfordville, Mo., was arrested Monday for probation violation...
Out of the past 12/5/01 (12/05/01)
10 years ago: Dec. 5, 1991 Show Me Center's Board of Managers Wednesday endorsed proposal to expand center, despite strong objections from one board member over how such project might be funded; Charles C. Leming submitted letter to fellow board members objecting to proposal to use surplus money in city tourism fund to partially fund construction of addition for convention and meeting room space...
Terrorism, culture, global economy (12/05/01)
$$$Start By Dr. Michael Devaney The economic collapse of the 1990s had a lot to do with the collapse of communism. The metaphorical swords of war could finally be recast as plowshares, paving the way for the peace dividend and the longest economic expansion in U.S. history. Perhaps more important than the substitution of butter for guns was the widespread perception that the world was a less dangerous place...
Generosity in demand this holiday season (12/05/01)
With Christmas just 20 days away, time soon will be running short for giving to projects that benefit the less fortunate of the area during the holiday season. Hundreds of people in the area who don't have the money for gifts or even traditional holiday foods are able to receive gifts and food from a number of charitable causes. Among them are Toybox, Christmas for the Elderly and the Salvation Army...
Measure would boost biobased products (12/05/01)
One provision under consideration in the U.S. Senate's farm bill would require the federal government to buy biobased products whenever they are found to be comparable in price, performance and availability to traditional products. The provision would cover any commercial or industrial product other than food that uses biological products or renewable domestic agricultural or forestry materials...
Speak Out A 12/5/01 (12/05/01)
All those sins I LIKE that comment about stripping the civil liberties of fat people. Gluttony and greed are sins, and if we're going to discriminate on basis of sexual orientation, why not discriminate against all those so-called evil people out there? Let's also check up to see who's given proper tithes to the church and donating to charity. ...