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County designated as ready to withstand heavy weather (01/28/02)
By Sam Blackwell Southeast Missourian When an unusual January tornado with winds of more than 120 mph touched down in McLean County in western Kentucky last Wednesday, the area had been under a tornado watch for more than an hour and had been under a severe thunderstorm warning for 19 minutes. More than $1 million in damage was done, but no one was injured...
Women, a few men find ideas at wedding expo (01/28/02)
While Andy Head was at home watching the Rams game Sunday afternoon, his fiancee, Angie Berkbigler, was out tasting wedding cakes and planning their May 31, 2003, wedding. "We have a few things booked already, like the church and the music, but we need to get a few ideas for centerpieces and decorations," Berkbigler said...
Keeping pace (01/28/02)
Although 4-H turns 100 this year, the youth development program is keeping pace with the times and attracting young people to its ranks with projects like photography, computers and the art of scrapbooking as well as its more traditional offerings. More than 70 projects are offered to young people who participate in 4-H, said Donna Taake, Southeast Region 4-H youth specialist at the University of Missouri Outreach and Extension office at Jackson, Mo...
Investment committee to have better organization (01/28/02)
Better planning and organization are in the works to make sure the Cape Girardeau investment board complies with meeting requirements, city finance director John Richbourg said. An independent, 123-page auditor's report of the city's finances disclosed one finding of noncompliance, that being the failure of the investment committee to hold regular quarterly meetings...
Producers find niche serving beef raised without antibiotics (01/28/02)
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Ranchers hungry for meatier returns on their cattle are weighing their production options -- and more of them are doing away with antibiotics. "Demand has been more than we ever anticipated," said Ray Killian, president of Meyer Natural Angus...
Bees, boll weevils subject of conference (01/28/02)
Daily Dunklin Democrat KENNETT, Mo. -- Cotton growers trying to eradicate boll weevils and watermelon growers who need bees can co-exist, watermelon growers were told at their annual meeting in Kennett Friday, but they have to work together. "Communication is very, very important," Dr. ...
Keeping pace (01/28/02)
Southeast Missourian Although 4-H turns 100 this year, the youth development program is keeping pace with the times and attracting young people to its ranks with projects like photography, computers and the art of scrapbooking as well as its more traditional offerings...
Women, a few men find ideas at wedding expo (01/28/02)
Southeast Missourian While Andy Head was at home watching the Rams game Sunday afternoon, his fiancee, Angie Berkbigler, was out tasting wedding cakes and planning their May 31, 2003, wedding. "We have a few things booked already, like the church and the music, but we need to get a few ideas for centerpieces and decorations," Berkbigler said...
Holden using tobacco money in tough times (01/28/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Thanks to Missouri's settlement with big tobacco companies, Gov. Bob Holden has been able to plug holes in the state's leaking budget. Missouri has received a total of $389 million under the settlement since last May, with an estimated $110 million payment due April 15...
Three women friends for 90 years -- and counting (01/28/02)
GLEN ELLYN, Ill. -- When they met and became friends in Miss Lee's class in suburban Chicago, a Roosevelt was running the country. Theodore Roosevelt. Today, 17 presidents and more than 90 years later, Mildred Mulligan, Ann Prichard and Helen Clippinger, all north of the century mark, are still friends. ...
Shelter opens in center of controversy in Springfield (01/28/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield street that is already the center of a dispute between a Christian outreach center and city officials who want to close it down has a new resident who's likely to add to the controversy. The Rev. Larry Rice established his latest New Life Evangelistic Center last week on Springfield's Commercial Street. The strip is already home to two soup kitchens, and another facility, River of Life Outreach...
Springfield school reeling from 6 deaths in 15 months (01/28/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Along with consoling hugs and comforting words, parents, counselors and officials at a Springfield high school are stressing to students that their youthful feelings of invincibility are unfounded. They hope the message sticks and ensures that not another student of Hillcrest High School has to die. ...
Presbyterians pass bill allowing ordainment of gays (01/28/02)
Presbyterians in Missouri and Kansas have approved a change to the denomination's constitution that could allow gays and lesbians to be ordained as ministers, elders or deacons. Pastors and lay members from the Heartland Presbytery's 112 Missouri and Kansas congregations voted 150-139 Saturday to approve the measure, which would allow the denomination's local districts to decide whom they will ordain...
Holden proposing Medicaid cuts (01/28/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Thousands of low-income adults would lose dental and eye-care coverage through the government-funded Medicaid program under budget cuts proposed by Gov. Bob Holden. To save money, the Medicaid program also would quit paying for over-the-counter medicines, eliminate cash for thousands of disabled people and require some Medicaid recipients to spend more of their own money on health care...
Lambert closes shop where man hid before breaching security (01/28/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Officials have closed the shop where an unidentified man hid before bypassing security Thursday at the busiest concourse at Lambert Airport, resulting in the evacuation of thousands of passengers and the delay of up to 70 flights. The Juice Works food concession was closed following the incident, briefly reopened for a few hours Saturday morning before being closed again Saturday afternoon...
Cheney says energy panel input should remain secret (01/28/02)
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday defended President Bush's right to refuse to identify the executives the White House met with in formulating the administration's energy policy. Amid the Enron scandal, Congress' investigative arm will soon decide whether to sue to force the White House to turn over documents on the meetings last year with representatives of energy companies. They included the now-collapsed Enron Corp., a Houston-based company with ties to Bush...
U.S. - Anxious, optimistic (01/28/02)
WASHINGTON -- In wispy attitudes and hard statistics, America is a different place than just a year ago. The state of the union, as President Bush prepares his first address by that title, has shifted from economic prosperity and partisan rancor to financial uncertainty...
Afghan chief seeks continuing U.S. role (01/28/02)
WASHINGTON -- Afghanistan leader Hamid Karzai appealed to thousands of young Afghan-Americans on Sunday to return to their homeland and apply their skills to rebuilding the war-ravaged country. "Without your cooperation, we're not going to make it," Karzai told an enthusiastic audience that jammed into a basketball arena at Georgetown University...
Bush to stake moderate pose on welfare issue (01/28/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush will ask Congress to set aside at least $100 million for experimental programs aimed at getting single welfare mothers to marry, but is resisting conservative pressure to require that states push marriage in their welfare programs...
Cheney likes idea of military chief for homeland (01/28/02)
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that creating a military command to coordinate the defense of North America would be "a good idea." The Washington Post reported in its Sunday's editions that the Defense Department was considering giving a single four-star general or admiral authority over domestic deployments of Air Force jets, Navy ships and Army National Guard troops...
Weekly Reader marks 100 years (01/28/02)
STAMFORD, Conn. -- When hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center and Pentagon on Sept. 11, editors at the Weekly Reader were in a quandary. How would the Stamford-based student publication, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, explain the horror to millions of schoolchildren across the country?...
Scientists have qualms on whether to fight flu or anthrax (01/28/02)
In 13,000 words on research priorities, the National Institutes of Health spanned the medical alphabet from arthritis to xeroderma pigmentosum. There was no mention of anthrax or bioterrorism. That was in a booklet just four years ago. Today, the words are on everyone's lips, it seems. Federal agencies are pursuing research to counter bioterrorism with the same urgency -- even abandon -- that propelled the wars on cancer and AIDS...
Members of 101st Airborne injured in helicopter landing (01/28/02)
AP Military WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- An Army helicopter made a hard landing in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, and soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division were injured, a senior defense official said. Initial reports from the scene, near the town of Khost, indicated no one was killed, the official said...
Rumsfeld - No POW status for detainees (01/28/02)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Sunday ruled out any possibility of granting prisoner of war status to the suspected terrorists held in a makeshift prison on this U.S. Naval Base. "They are not POWs. They will not be determined to be POWs," Rumsfeld told reporters accompanying him on his first visit to the detention facility...
Market ends mixed, despite worries about the recovery (01/28/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- A burst of last-minute bargain hunting gave the stock market a modest gain Monday, but lingering doubts about the timing of a business recovery limited a broader rally. Analysts said the market was waiting for the two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee, which begins Tuesday. Although the committee is not expected to reduce interest rates, traders want to see what predictions the Fed makes about an economic turnaround...
Kmart needs swift changes to survive (01/28/02)
NEW YORK -- Would consumers miss Kmart if it went away? Capri DeMarco, a mother of three from Duanesburg, N.Y., has a frank answer. "No. Their customer service rots," she said. "We have Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart has taken over." Shoppers like DeMarco offer proof that the nation's third-largest discounter -- squeezed by low-price operator Wal-Mart and cheap chic purveyor Target -- needs to change dramatically and fast as it reorganizes in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings...
Navy sub USS Greenville, transport ship collide off Oman coast (01/28/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Navy is investigating the third incident at sea within a year involving the USS Greeneville, the submarine that smashed into a Japanese fishing boat and killed nine people. The submarine collided with the amphibious transport ship USS Ogden Sunday off the coast of Oman as the ships were preparing to transfer two sailors, Pentagon officials said Monday...
Villagers press claims of wrongful U.S. attack (01/28/02)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Distraught villagers trekked to Kandahar on Sunday to complain to Afghan authorities that Army Special Forces killed innocent people in a raid last week. The delegation from the remote town of Khas Uruzgan pleaded its case to provincial officials as Prime Minister Hamid Karzai traveled Sunday to Washington, where he is expected to discuss military operations...
Honduras re-establishes ties to Cuba (01/28/02)
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- In his last major act in office, President Carlos Flores Facusse re-established diplomatic relations with Cuba after a 40-year hiatus. The action Saturday is part of a steady, gradual erosion of U.S. efforts to isolate the communist government of Cuban President Fidel Castro...
Hostages endure firefights, hunger in 8-month saga (01/28/02)
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines -- After a day on the white sands of a ritzy resort, Martin and Gracia Burnham retired to their stilt cabin to the hum of an air conditioner and the lapping of the Sulu Sea. That night, the door was kicked in and the Kansas missionaries joined 18 other hostages hauled away at gunpoint by the Abu Sayyaf, a Muslim extremist group linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network...
CIA, Special Forces wage secret war in Afghanistan (01/28/02)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- They are the secret warriors in America's hidden war: CIA and Special Operations forces who ride into battle on pickup trucks, dune buggies and helicopters. As the U.S.-led campaign evolves from a seen-on-TV bombing campaign to a cave-by-cave hunt for al-Qaida and Taliban holdouts, covert U.S. agents and troops are increasingly fighting the key battles...
Kabul's first independent paper hits streets (01/28/02)
The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Kabul Weekly offers smudgy photos and crude drawings, and its scoop of the week is in a language many of its readers don't know. Weaknesses aside, its founders promise the first independent newspaper in post-Taliban Afghanistan will soon be a major force in a country recovering from two decades of war...
Jerusalem blast kills two (01/28/02)
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian woman on Sunday became the first female to launch a bomb attack against Israel, killing herself and an 81-year-old Israeli man and wounding at least a dozen people on a busy Jerusalem street. Israeli police said they were not sure if the woman intended to kill herself or if the bomb exploded prematurely as she walked along Jaffa Street, the main commercial strip in west Jerusalem...
Blast shatters windows in Nigerian city (01/28/02)
LAGOS, Nigeria -- An accident at a munitions depot caused a series of large explosions Sunday night in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, military officials said, sending fireballs and plumes of smoke into the sky. The blasts rocked the northern part of this sprawling city, shattering windows and causing panicked residents to flee the streets...
Wars, pollution, logging despoil world's mountains (01/28/02)
NEW YORK -- Wars, pollution and logging are despoiling the world's mountain ranges -- the Alps, the Rockies and the Hindu Kush are most threatened, according to a U.N. study released Sunday. Mountains are the "water towers of the world," supplying more than half the world's population, said the report by the Tokyo-based United Nations University...
Ecuador plane carrying 92 crashes along Colombian border (01/28/02)
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- An Ecuadorean jetliner that was carrying 92 people crashed Monday in the high Andes Mountains across the border in Colombia, an airline spokesman said. The Boeing 727-100 from Ecuador's TAME airline lost radio contact at 10:23 a.m., the Civil Aviation department said in a statement. It was carrying 83 passengers and nine crew members, the statement said...
Hundreds of bodies pulled from canal after explosions in Lagos (01/28/02)
Associated Press WriterLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Rescuers pulled hundreds of bodies from a canal Monday after a series of explosions at a munitions depot destroyed homes and businesses in Nigeria's commercial capital, witnesses and rescue workers said...
On the road again - Conchs are kings of the Overseas Highway (01/28/02)
MIAMI -- The yellow school bus is often hot, sometimes cold and always cramped for the tall teen-agers who ride it up and down the Overseas Highway. A typical trip begins at 11 a.m. and ends 15 hours later, when the bus pulls back into the Key West High School parking lot. By then, the youngsters usually have made a couple of fast-food stops, shopped at a mall and notched another victory for the boys' basketball team...
DiMarco gives up big lead, wins by a stroke (01/28/02)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Despite squandering a four-stroke lead in a span of three holes, Chris DiMarco ignored a heckler and put together a gritty comeback Sunday to win the Phoenix Open. DiMarco closed with a 2-under 69 for his third PGA Tour victory in as many seasons, but this one will be remembered as the one he tried to throw away...
Johansson is unlikely Aussie champ (01/28/02)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Maybe this was fitting. In a tournament that set records for early exits by top stars, Thomas Johansson wound up as one unlikely Grand Slam champion. The 26-year-old Swede was supposed to be a bit player at the Australian Open. Instead, he walks away with the title...
Bledsoe steps in, guides Pats to AFC title (01/28/02)
PITTSBURGH -- Drew Bledsoe never expected to be a backup at this stage of his career. The New England Patriots never expected he would be the one to take them back to the Super Bowl. Bledsoe replaced an injured Tom Brady and led the Patriots to a 24-17 upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship game Sunday...
Rams are Super Bowl-bound, win NFC title 29-24 (01/28/02)
ST. LOUIS -- They call themselves "The Greatest Show on Earth." While the St. Louis Rams aren't always great, they were certainly too much for the NFC to handle. Now we'll see if the New England Patriots can stop them in the Super Bowl. Marshall Faulk rushed for a career playoff-high 159 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the Rams to a 29-24 victory over the gritty Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC championship game Sunday...
Second-half stands doom Eagles (01/28/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams' rebuilt defense, not the glamour boys on offense, is responsible for getting the team to another Super Bowl. The Rams shut out the Philadelphia Eagles for most of the second half of the NFC championship game Sunday, propelling St. Louis to its second Super Bowl in three years with a 29-24 victory...
Rams already have an early lead on paper (01/28/02)
The New England Patriots will be clear underdogs again when they make their third appearance in a New Orleans Super Bowl. One early line for Sunday's game between St. Louis and the Patriots has the Rams listed as 14 1/2-point favorites, which would be the third-largest spread in Super Bowl history...
This is no time for a quarterback controversy (01/28/02)
PITTSBURGH -- Picking a starting quarterback is not supposed to be this hard. Not when you're headed to the Super Bowl, and especially not when your team is on the hook for $900,000 to one guy and $103 million to the other. But after New England put the finishing touches on Sunday's 24-17 upset of the Steelers, a full-blown quarterback controversy was staring Patriots coach Bill Belichick in the face -- for the second time this season, no less...
New restauranteur goes from corporate to Cape (01/28/02)
A year ago, Christopher Bearss may have been on the phone with a client in Germany talking about IT Consulting computer products. These days, Bearss finds himself talking on the phone about food shipments and whether the vegetables are fresh. That's because Bearss recently jumped ship from the corporate world to move to Cape Girardeau to open Indigo Restaurant and Spirits at 2 N. Main...
Beau Bridges signs on as CIA director (01/28/02)
LOS ANGELES -- One of the books that made an impression on Beau Bridges when he was growing up was "The Wisdom of Insecurity" by Alan Wilson Watts. So why is Bridges joining the cast of "The Agency" (CBS, Thursdays, 9 p.m.) as CIA Director Tom Gage, the man meant to provide ultimate security?...
'Black Hawk Down' posts second straight box-office victory (01/28/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Movie-goers remain on combat alert. The frenzied military thriller "Black Hawk Down" held the top spot at the box office for a second straight weekend, taking in $18.2 million. The No. 2 slot shaped up as a photo finish between Cuba Gooding Jr.'s canine comedy "Snow Dogs" and pop singer Mandy Moore's weepy teen romance "A Walk to Remember," according to studio estimates Sunday...
Milwaukee university holds 'Rings,' other Tolkien works (01/28/02)
MILWAUKEE -- There wasn't much J.R.R. Tolkien threw away in the 14 years he spent writing "The Lord of the Rings" series. Little did he know all those revisions and illustrations about the mystical world of Middle-earth would be worth millions and put Marquette University on the literary map...
Business memo 1/28 (01/28/02)
Center to hold counseling sessions The Small Business Development Center of Southeast Missouri State University will be conducting counseling sessions for area small business persons and individuals planning business ventures. The counselor, Gil Degenhardt, will be available from 9-11 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Sikeston, Mo., Chamber of Commerce, 1 Industrial Drive. Call (573) 471-2498 for an appointment. The one-hour counseling sessions are free of charge to people taking advantage of the service...
River plan evokes flood of concerns for local businesses (01/28/02)
eece Sanders knows the Mississippi River. He navigated it and other waterways as a tugboat captain for nearly 35 years until he partially retired in 1979. His river roots these days are just as wet, as the Cape Girardeau resident remains a co-owner of a small Illinois-based barge company...
People on the move (01/28/02)
New salesperson joins Meyer Realty Clara Schafer has joined the Thomas L. Meyer Realty Co. as its newest licensed salesperson. Schafer is a lifelong Cape Girardeau resident who attended the University of Missouri-Columbia. She and her husband, Bill, have been married 32 years and have five children. Schafer is a member of the Cape Girardeau MLS, Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors as well as the Missouri Association and National Association of Realtors...
People you should know 1/28 (01/28/02)
  • Key responsibilities: Overall operations How long have you lived in Cape Girardeau: 38 years Original hometown: Cape Girardeau Education: Bachelor's of Science from Southeast Missouri State University Community involvement: First Baptist Church, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Downtown Merchants Association...
  • William McCormick (01/28/02)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- William David McCormick, 95, of Charleston died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. He was born Feb. 4, 1906, in Paris, Tenn., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fonzie McCormick. He and Catherine Chamberlain were married in 1926...
    Guy Weeks (01/28/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Guy Weeks, 91, of Anna, formerly of Dongola, Ill., died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola.
    Leeman Seabaugh (01/28/02)
    OAK RIDGE, Mo. -- Leeman Lee Seabaugh, 85, of Oak Ridge died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at the Monticello House in Jackson, Mo. He was born July 25, 1916, at Daisy, Mo., son of Joey and Octavia Haupt Seabaugh. He never married. Seabaugh had farmed and raised livestock in the Oak Ridge and Daisy areas. He was a member of Caney Fork Baptist Church...
    Lillie Kem (01/28/02)
    BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Lillie Mae Kem, 79, of Bloomfield died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at her home. She was born Aug. 13, 1922, in Canalou, Mo., daughter of the late John Rufus and Emma B. Sanders Chaney. She and Warren Randolph Kem were married Nov. 8, 1942. He died July 7, 1974...
    Romona Shock (01/28/02)
    Romona J. Shock, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Southeast Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
    Louise Parker (01/28/02)
    ULLIN, Ill. -- Louise Parker, 65, of Ullin died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Ullin.
    Beatrice Welker (01/28/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Beatrice Welker, 78, of Marble Hill died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at Marble Hill.. She was born Aug. 8, 1923, at Hurricane, Mo., daughter of Mose and Fannie Patton Lincoln. She and the late Von Welker were married April 4, 1943. He died Jan. 24, 1995...
    Maggie Groves (01/28/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Maggie Groves, 86, of Chaffee died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at her daughter's home in Zalma, Mo. She was born Feb. 27, 1915, daughter of Robert and Sophia Stuppy McBride. She and the late Ollie R. Groves were married Feb. 5 1935. He died Sept. 4, 1982...
    Claris Schneider (01/28/02)
    Claris Evelyn Schneider of Cape Girardeau, passed away at the Lutheran Home on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002. She lived 89 years, seven months and five days. Mrs. Schneider was born June 21, 1912, in London, Ky. She was the daughter of Christopher Columbus and Minnie Sherman Tipton. After her mother's death, she became the daughter of her beloved second mother, Ethel Baldwin Tipton, whom her father married when Claris was 3 years old...
    Lucretia Bennett (01/28/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Lucretia Bennett, 88, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. She was born Dec. 4, 1913, at Puxico, Mo., daughter of Wilfred L. and Myrtle Jane Beard Buckley. She and the late Truman Bennett were married July 28, 1957. He died Feb. 7, 1988...
    Cape fire report 1/28 (01/28/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, Jan. 28 On Saturday, firefighters responded to the following calls:At 4:20 p.m., an emergency medical service at the Show Me Center. At 4:43 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1501 N. Kingshighway. At 7:06 p.m., a dumpster fire at 3113 Themis...
    Out of the past 1/28/02 (01/28/02)
    10 years ago: Jan. 28, 1992 Cairo, Ill. - Mayor Jim Wilson says closing state Drivers License Bureau in Cairo is another example of state government's insensitivity to economic needs of small communities; Cairo facility is one of 33 full-time Illinois drivers examination centers that will be closed Feb. 15; each of state's 19 part-time facilities will also be closed...
    It's time for the good guys to win again (01/28/02)
    The coach is different. The opponent is different. The location, the mood -- heck, even the team's colors. Yet it feels so familiar. The St. Louis Rams, the team that revived America's appreciation of sports' good guys, is at it again. They can add another chapter Sunday in the Super Bowl...
    Collective-bargaining bills can spur debate (01/28/02)
    Some Republicans in the Missouri Legislature have proposed bills that would limit the impact of Gov. Bob Holden's executive order extending collective bargaining rights to 30,000 state workers. None of the bills seeks to undo the governor's order. But a sense of fairness is at the heart of each of the three bills...
    Researcher finds adult stem cells form all tissues (01/28/02)
    To the editor: As reported by Steve Ertelt in Infonet news, a researcher at the University of Minnesota has discovered what is being called the "ultimate stem cell." The cells, which are found in adult bone marrow, have proven through extensive testing that they can form every single tissue in the body, can be grown in culture indefinitely with no signs of aging, can be isolated from humans and never form cancerous masses when injected into adults...
    Speak Out A 01/28/02 (01/28/02)
    A dog's tribute IT WARMED our hearts to read the tribute about the dog that passed away. It's great to know there are other human beings out there who feel as we do. After losing our precious cocker spaniel last summer, we understand all too well the feelings expressed in "Happy go lucky." Dogs love us unconditionally. Thank you, whoever you are, for showing how much you cared...
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