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Seven get diplomas delayed by war service (02/27/02)
About 150 friends and family members of U.S. veterans gathered at Jackson High School Tuesday night for a special graduation ceremony. Five veterans received their honorary high school diplomas as part of Operation Recognition, a program initiated by Gov. Bob Holden to recognize veterans who dropped out of high school to serve in the armed forces during wartime. Two others, while getting diplomas, were unable to attend the ceremony...
Candidates draw numbers on first day of filing (02/27/02)
POSITIONING FOR COUNTY ELECTIONS By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian JACKSON, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau County Clerk Rodney Miller filed first for office Tuesday, heading up a parade of candidates who paid the $50 filing fee to run for county offices...
Freeze slows some activities around area (02/27/02)
WARM-UP COMING By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian The impact of a 44-degree temperature swing across the region was not felt equally Tuesday. For a few, it stopped school. But most just had to bundle up and bear it...
Grieving family looks for answers after death (02/27/02)
ACCIDENT CLAIMS DAUGHTER By Andrea L. Buchanan ~ Southeast Missourian Every day since Feb. 3, the head count in the McGill household has been one short. Even with a 4-year-old in the home, James and Sheila McGill's house on Janet Drive has been unnaturally quiet since the sudden death of their daughter, Kaelyn, in a car accident...
Cape school administrators rehired (02/27/02)
All administrative staff members in the Cape Girardeau School District will be rehired for the 2002-03 school year. The school board decided to re-employ the administrators Monday in a closed session after its regular meeting.
Area firefighter suspended over harassment charge (02/27/02)
BIEHLE, Mo. -- A local firefighter has been suspended after allegedly photographing a nude guest in his home, then threatening to post the photographs on the Internet. Jackson city firefighter Mark Owens, who is also a volunteer firefighter in Biehle, is accused of taking naked photographs of a woman who was a guest in his home...
Tour walk organizer gets volunteer award (02/27/02)
He's responsible for the Labor Day Lollygag, the Urban Garden Tour, the Tree-Hugger Tromp-Around and the Transylvania Trek. These are all the names of themed walking tours that were part of RiverWalkers, an Old Town Cape walking club in which Steve Gerard has spent countless hours organizing, promoting and participating...
Four state rep opponents join show of GOP unity (02/27/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For the next five-plus months, they will be political opponents. But on Tuesday, four Cape Girardeau County residents vying for the same seat in the House of Representatives were fellow Republicans, joining more than 100 other GOP hopefuls from around the state in the rallying cry of "82 in '02." That is, claiming an 82-seat Republican House majority in the 2002 elections...
Back on the home front (02/27/02)
Company B adjusts to life after the Olympics By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian Last week he was Capt. Christopher Mickan, commanding officer of Company B, 1140th Engineer Combat Battalion. This week he's Chris Mickan, supervisor at Biokyowa Inc...
Senate again defeats proposal for investment pool (02/27/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For the second day in a row, the state Senate defeated a plan to let local governments pool their money in state-run investments. State Treasurer Nancy Farmer had proposed the idea earlier this month, saying it would provide a valuable tool for small governments, especially in a recession...
Herculaneum's lead levels declared 'urgent hazard' (02/27/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Calling the situation an "urgent public health hazard," state health officials released a report Tuesday that said about 28 percent of Herculaneum's children have elevated levels of lead in their blood. In the part of the 2,800-resident town closer to the nation's largest lead smelter, that number is about 45 percent...
Pharmacist admits guilt, apologizes (02/27/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Pharmacist Robert R. Courtney struggled to maintain his composure Tuesday while telling a packed courtroom that he had "no rational explanation" for why he diluted cancer drugs for 34 patients. Courtney, 49, pleaded guilty to 20 federal counts of adulterating, tampering with and mislabeling the chemotherapy drugs Taxol and Gemzar. ...
Victims await full disclosure (02/27/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Barbara Wibbenmeyer says her mug shot should hang on the wall of Robert R. Courtney's prison cell. "I think he needs to see my face every day," said Wibbenmeyer, 47, a cancer sufferer who says she took some of Courtney's diluted cancer medications...
St. Louis jail breakers caught (02/27/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The second of five inmates who escaped from a city jail over the weekend was arrested Tuesday after being found hiding under a local van, authorities said. David Head was arrested without incident, three days after he and four other prisoners bolted from the city's medium-security lockup...
Sikeston man arrested after kidnapping (02/27/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Sikeston man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend was caught Tuesday when an alert clerk at a hotel recognized he was up to no good, police said. Police throughout Southeast Missouri had been on the lookout for Tyrone Handberry, 28, all day after Sikeston Department of Public Safety had sent out a bulletin to law enforcement agencies...
Store owner had handled armed intruders before (02/27/02)
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- Friday was the second time in fewer than four years the owner of Bud's Country Store had confronted would-be robbers inside his business. This time, Gary Lee "Bud" Ayers wasn't as lucky as he was Nov. 22, 1998. Shortly after closing Friday night, Ayers, 52, re-entered the store where authorities believe he surprised someone...
Holden touts details of stadium project (02/27/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Boasting of a ballpark plan better than any in the nation, Gov. Bob Holden and the mayor of St. Louis on Tuesday urged lawmakers to commit public money to the project as an economic stimulus. A long-awaited "project agreement" between the Cardinals, the city and county of St. Louis and the state was made public at a St. Louis aldermanic meeting and later in the day at the state Capitol, where legislative support is uncertain...
President outlines plan for welfare reforms (02/27/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, seeking to toughen a 1996 law that cut welfare rolls in half, urged Congress on Tuesday to push more people from public assistance into jobs. "Work is the pathway to independence and self-respect," Bush told 500 people at a church in a poor neighborhood. "Many are learning it is more rewarding to be a responsible citizen than a welfare client; it is better to be a breadwinner respected by your family."...
Investors seek hints Greenspan may retire (02/27/02)
WASHINGTON -- When Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan goes before Congress today to deliver the Fed's new economic forecast, investors will be listening for hints about his own future as well as the economy's. The issue of whether Greenspan, now in his 15th year as Fed chairman, will leave the central bank before his term is over in June 2004 has become a hot subject on Wall Street...
Afghans get police training (02/27/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The top brass of Kabul's new police force got their first lesson in fighting street crime Tuesday with a mock demonstration by international peacekeepers. But they're missing a few key crimefighting tools -- from pens to police cars...
GOP won't filibuster campaign reform (02/27/02)
WASHINGTON -- With the numbers against them, Senate opponents of overhauling campaign finance regulations said Tuesday they would not stand in the way of a final vote on the measure. "We're not looking for confrontation here, we're looking for results," said Senate Republican leader Trent Lott of Mississippi, an adversary of a bill that would ban unregulated donations by corporations, unions and individuals to national political parties...
Focus on who to try in tribunals (02/27/02)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. interrogations of al-Qaida and Taliban prisoners from the war in Afghanistan have begun focusing on which -- if any -- of the nearly 500 in custody may be tried by a U.S. military tribunal. "Some may very well be," Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday. The final decision is President Bush's...
U.S. to block assets of Spanish separatists (02/27/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration widened its financial assault against global terror Tuesday and ordered banks to block assets of 21 people identified as members of a separatist group that has mounted terror attacks in Spain. The Treasury Department said all 21 belong to the Basque Fatherland and Liberty, commonly known in Spain as the Basque ETA separatists...
People talk 2/27/02 (02/27/02)
Skater's performance lands her on cereal box MINNEAPOLIS -- Sarah Hughes' performance landed her on the Olympics podium with a gold medal -- and also put her on boxes of Wheaties. The cereal company said Monday that it will make the 18-ounce package available in March. Hughes joins fellow figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, the 1980 U.S. men's hockey team and others on the famed orange box, which began its association with athletes in the 1930s...
Psychologist testifies mother insane when she drowned children (02/27/02)
HOUSTON -- Andrea Yates was legally insane when she drowned her five children in the family bathtub last June, a psychologist testified Tuesday at her capital murder trial. Dr. George Ringholz, a neuropsychologist from Baylor College of Medicine, said he reached that conclusion after studying her medical and family history and tests he conducted on the 37-year-old woman...
Crematory owner to face additional theft charges (02/27/02)
LaFAYETTE, Ga. -- Authorities filed 100 more criminal charges Tuesday against the operator of a crematory where hundreds of corpses have been discovered. Ray Brent Marsh already faced 16 counts of theft by deception for allegedly taking money for cremations he never performed at Tri-State Crematory...
Authorities locate body in concrete (02/27/02)
REMSEN, Iowa -- Authorities found human remains embedded in concrete early Tuesday under the house of a man charged with murdering his 10-year-old son. Authorities began tearing up the concrete floor with a jackhammer after Donald Boss Jr. said during a bond review hearing Monday that the body of his son Timothy was under the floor of a room in the basement...
State Department offers $5 million reward in Pearl case (02/27/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department said Wednesday it is offering a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of those responsible for the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl...
Rally fizzles despite upbeat remarks from Greenspan (02/27/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Reassuring words from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan gave the stock market a lift Wednesday, but the rally fizzled after an analyst lowered earnings estimates for Cisco, prompting nervous investors to collect profits...
Trains collide, kill seven and injure dozens in Austria (02/27/02)
WAMPERSDORF, Austria -- Two freight trains collided near a village station south of Vienna on Tuesday, killing at least seven people and injuring more than a dozen, some critically, railway officials said. Six bodies had been recovered by early evening, and the officials said rescue crews could see another trapped by twisted metal...
Would-be brides among dead after collapse of aging building (02/27/02)
DAMIETTA, Egypt -- Multicolored party lights were still hanging from Heba Maamoun Orabi's balcony Tuesday, strung out for what was meant to have been a wedding celebration. Instead, they were a macabre backdrop for a funeral. Orabi was one of 22 people killed Monday in the collapse of an aging, Nile-front building that housed, among other things, a hair salon that was popular with brides. At least five women preparing for their weddings died in the four-story building...
Pope plans Guatemala visit (02/27/02)
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican announced extensive summer travel plans for Pope John Paul II that will take the frail pontiff from Canada to Mexico and on to Guatemala on a saint-making mission. The announcement Tuesday came as John Paul set the dates for nine canonizations, two to be carried out in North and Central America...
Pakistani official not ready to turn over suspect in slaying (02/27/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- After meeting with Pakistan's president, the U.S. ambassador said Tuesday she is "not disappointed" with his response to American requests to hand over the key suspect in the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl...
Israel ready to discuss peace plan with Saudis (02/27/02)
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told an EU envoy Tuesday he was willing to meet Saudi officials, publicly or behind the scenes, to explore their proposals for an overall Mideast peace, the European diplomat said. The proposals floated by Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah have gotten a warm response from the Palestinians, some Arab nations and some Israeli officials -- including the foreign and defense ministers. Sharon's aides, however, say they want more details...
Bomb explodes near Israeli army roadblock, woman bomber killed (02/27/02)
Associated Press WriterJERUSALEM (AP) -- A bomb went off near an Israeli military roadblock in the West Bank on Wednesday, police said. Military sources said a suicide bomber set off explosives inside a car, killing herself and wounding three policemen...
Rebels attack as troops push into ex-safe havens (02/27/02)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia's military pushed deeper into a former rebel safe haven Tuesday as guerrillas intensified sabotage attacks and kidnappings. The mayor of a town just outside the zone said he was the target of a failed assassination attempt by rebels...
Bell City, Oran earn spots in district championship (02/27/02)
DELTA, Mo. -- Top-seed Bell City, the state's fifth-ranked 1A team, displayed a consistent offensive effort to slip past Advance 74-63 and into the final of the Class 1A, District 2 tournament. The win for the Cubs (23-5), along with Oran's victory over Bernie, sets up an intriguing final matchup on Thursday...
Southeast men, women try to keep basketball season alive (02/27/02)
The Southeast men and women are on the road today with their basketball seasons on the line. The men's team plays at Tennessee Tech and the women at Austin Peay, both in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. For more on this story, see Wednesday's Southeast Missourian...
Otahkians can't duplicate Saturday success vs. AP (02/27/02)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- The Ed Arnzen era ended at Southeast Missouri State University Tuesday night with the Otahkians' 75-67 loss to Austin Peay in the first round of the women's Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. Junior guard Brooke Armistead played a major role in Arnzen and the Otahkians' exit with 32 points. Armistead, last year's OVC Tournament MVP, scored 31 points in an 80-68 home loss to Southeast in the OVC regular-season finale on Saturday...
MU hopeful 20th victory will wrap up NCAA berth (02/27/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo.-- Winning 20 games could be enough to smooth out the bumps in Missouri's season and secure an NCAA bid. The Tigers took a big step toward a third straight tournament berth under coach Quin Snyder and fourth straight overall by beating No. 12 Oklahoma State 72-69 Monday night, recovering from a 10-point first-half deficit and then holding off a late challenge...
Winans caps freshman season with OVC title (02/27/02)
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- In an otherwise dismal year for Southeast Missouri State University men's basketball, the performance of Derek Winans was undoubtedly the Indians' brightest light. And Tuesday, on the opening night of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, Winans was rewarded by earning OVC Freshman of the Year in voting by the league's coaches and sports information directors...
Tenn. Tech completes sweeps, ends season for Southeast (02/27/02)
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech proved during the regular season that it was by far the Ohio Valley Conference's dominant basketball team. The Eagles were not overly dominating Tuesday night, but they still had more than enough to end Southeast Missouri State University's struggling year 73-56 in the opening round of the OVC Tournament...
Ravens clean house to get down to cap (02/27/02)
The Baltimore Ravens are paying the price for trying to win a second straight Super Bowl last season. The 2001 Super Bowl champions said Tuesday that they will cut eight key players, including tight end Shannon Sharpe, free safety Darren Woodson and wide receiver Qadry Ismail. Ozzie Newsome, the team's personnel director, also said that unless Elvis Grbac restructures the $30 million, five-year deal he signed last year, he won't be the quarterback next season...
Lemieux says season-long pain isn't getting any better (02/27/02)
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins star Mario Lemieux said Tuesday he has had severe hip pain since training camp -- a problem not cured by surgery -- and he is uncertain how much he will be able to play during the rest of the season. Despite sitting out for two months, Lemieux said the pain in his right hip is nearly as bad as when he was hurt in September. He also isn't certain if more surgery will help...
Giambi returns; White injured in Yankees camp (02/27/02)
The New York Yankees welcomed back one expensive free agent on Tuesday and almost immediately lost another. First baseman Jason Giambi, nursing a sore left hamstring, missed his second straight intrasquad game but took part in pregame drills. He is expected to play in an exhibition game either Friday or Saturday...
Williams on leave at NBC Sports (02/27/02)
TRENTON, N.J. -- Jayson Williams is out for now as an NBA analyst for NBC Sports. The former NBA All-Star has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a limousine driver. Williams surrendered to authorities Monday and is free on $250,000 bail...
Coach, school leaders plan to discuss tirade (02/27/02)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Nolan Richardson and Arkansas chancellor John White will meet to discuss the basketball coach's tirade against the media and critical fans. University spokeswoman Rebecca Wood said Tuesday she wasn't sure whether the meeting would take place before Richardson and the Razorbacks leave today for a game at Mississippi State...
Garcia shines in Cardinals' tune-up (02/27/02)
JUPITER, Fla. -- If first impressions count for anything, first baseman Luis Garcia's six-year minor league career may soon be over. Garcia hit two home runs in an intrasquad game Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals continued to prepare for their exhibition opener Thursday against the New York Mets...
Knee surgery will keep Jordan out (02/27/02)
WASHINGTON -- Hobbled throughout his comeback by a painful right knee injury, Michael Jordan is taking a break to have arthroscopic surgery. Jordan was placed on the injured list Tuesday for only the second time in his career. He will have to miss at least five games, starting tonight at home against Portland...
Olympians back at work as NHL season resumes (02/27/02)
NEW YORK -- Rivals became teammates again, and teammates became rivals as the NHL's Olympians got back to work Tuesday with 13 games. Twelve Olympians suited up for the game between the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils. Eight played Sunday in Canada's 5-2 victory over the United States for the gold medal in Salt Lake City -- the most-watched hockey game in 22 years...
Blues lose Tkachuk for week (02/27/02)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- St. Louis Blues forward Keith Tkachuk will miss at least a week because of a deep thigh bruise he got playing for the United States at the Olympics. Tkachuk started the gold-medal game on Sunday, but was forced to watch the last two periods of his team's 5-2 loss to Canada when the injury flared up in the first period...
Super Bowl win hasn't changed outlook for Belichick, Patriots (02/27/02)
BOSTON -- The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots have been too busy trying to prepare for Friday's start of free agency to worry about trading quarterback Drew Bledsoe. "If the phone rings, we'll answer it and see what's on the other line," coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday when asked if he had a plan for his $103 million backup. "But we're not contemplating taking any specific action."...
Chicago museum exhibits chocolate (02/27/02)
CHICAGO -- My day at the Field Museum started with a slice of flourless chocolate cake the Queen Mother is said to adore. It ended with two exotic truffles a princess would have treasured. In between, I saw a replica of a yellow, melon-like cacao pod, learned about the history, culture and science of chocolate, and even took in some interesting trivia: Americans eat an average of 12 pounds of chocolate per person each year, for example...
The way the cookie crumbles (02/27/02)
Perhaps you've heard the story about the lady who on Thanksgiving Day marched into the dining room with a magnificently prepared turkey and then accidentally dropped it on the floor in full view of her horrified guests. Without missing a beat, she picked up the bird and headed back to the kitchen telling everyone not to worry. In the kitchen she wiped off the turkey, basted it again with pan drippings, and then returned to the dining room with it and announced, "Here's the other turkey!"...
How to outwit the one you love (02/27/02)
One would like to think that love is a many-splendored thing, love is blind, love can move mountains, etc. And maybe for some women it is all those things. I think those women are the serial daters, falling hard for someone and then moving on quickly after a broken heart...
Recipe requests get answers (02/27/02)
smcclanahan Grace Hoover of Cape Girardeau recently took a cruise on RiverBarge Excursions from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas, along the Mississippi Intercoastal Waterway. She and her friends had a wonderful trip, and Grace was able to get the recipe for the rugulah that was served on the barge excursion as well as the shrimp creole. The shrimp creole uses the "trinity," which is a combination of three spices: oregano, thyme and basil, according to the chef on board...
Omega Casper (02/27/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Omega "Mickey" Tompkins Casper, 78, of Anna died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at the Jonesboro Health Care Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna and on Friday until time of services. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will be at the Anna Cemetery...
Jack Cochran (02/27/02)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Jack H. Cochran, 87, of Dexter died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. He was born April 14, 1914, in London, Ark., son of John and Amy Freeman Cochran. He and V. Beulah Chesser were married Feb. 8, 1936, in Clarksville, Ark. She died May 31, 1996...
Omega Casper (02/27/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Omega Casper, 78, of Anna died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Jonesboro Health Care Center in Jonesboro, Ill. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Phillip Harris (02/27/02)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Phillip John Harris, 80, of Scott City died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 6, 1921, at Chaffee, Mo., son of George Louis and Goldie Edna Mundon Harris. Harris retired as a brakeman with Frisco Railroad Co. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church at Chaffee. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Betty Huff (02/27/02)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Betty L. Huff, 74, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Eldercare of Marble Hill. She was born Feb. 14, 1928, near Advance, Mo., daughter of Charles E. and Lula F. Raver Rainey. She and William Quentin Huff were married Nov. 3, 1945. He died April 15, 1988...
Myrtle Stacy (02/27/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Myrtle Mae Stacy, 85, of Sikeston, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 28, 1917, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of James and Martha Hodges Burnes. On Aug. 28, 1937, in Charleston, Mo., she was married to Ward L. Stacy. He died Sept. 8, 1981...
Carl Krempasky (02/27/02)
BELKNAP, Ill. -- Funeral for Carl M. Krempasky of Belknap will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Belknap Community Church. The Rev. Raymond Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak, Ill., from 6 to 8 p.m. today...
Births 2/27/02 (02/27/02)
Daughter to Capt. and Mrs. Michael L. Goodin of Navarre, Fla., Eglin Military Hospital at Fort Walton Beach, Fla., 9:21 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002. Name, Erica Christine. Weight, 8 pounds 9.4 ounces. Second daughter. Mrs. Goodin is the former Yvonne Solarino, daughter of Vincenzo and Anna Solarino of Brindisi, Italy. Goodin is the son of James and Carolyn Goodin of Cape Girardeau. He is a major-elect with the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Hurlburt Air Force Base, Fla...
Dexter man hurt on icy bridge (02/27/02)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Dexter, Mo., man sustained moderate injuries Tuesday when he lost control of his vehicle on an ice-covered bridge and struck a guardrail on Interstate 55. Carlton Haynes, 46, was taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., after the 5:05 a.m. accident five miles south of Benton...
Cape police report 02/27/02 (02/27/02)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Feb. 27 ArrestsRickey Nunley, 47, 838 S. Ellis, was arrested Sunday for assault. Ryan Douglas Meier, 22, 8 N. Henderson, was arrested Sunday for failure to appear. Jerome Merriweather, 43, 433 S. Ellis, was arrested Sunday for possession of a controlled substance...
Cape fire report 2/27 (02/27/02)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Feb. 27 Firefighters responded to these calls Tuesday:At 1:26 a.m., a mutual aid response to a house fire in Scott City, Mo. At 9:54 a.m., a medical assist at 3102 Lexington. At 1:34 p.m., a medical assist at 801 William. At 2:31 p.m., a fire alarm sounding at 1600 S. West End Blvd...
Out of the past 2/27/02 (02/27/02)
10 years ago: Feb. 27, 1992 Chaffee - Nancy McGrew, reading teacher at Chaffee Elementary School, has again been honored for her efforts to help students - and others - learn to read. According to calendar, spring is little more than three weeks away; but you'd never know it from daffodils and forsythia bushes already in bloom in Cape Girardeau; unusually mild temperatures this month have caused many early flowering plants, shrubs and some trees to begin budding or blooming two to four weeks ahead of normal.. ...
Small words, but big changes (02/27/02)
By Pat Naeger JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- This past week many of the state's employers and their trade organizations were at the Capitol to rally in support of workers' compensation reform. While it was good to see so many of the folks who drive the economy rallying to a worthy cause, it was probably for nothing more than show...
River Campus offers old-time religion (02/27/02)
By Bill Weber Born in the 1930s Depression era, Keynesian economics espoused a doctrine of government spending of its citizens' money to maintain full employment and promote economic development. While never working very well, Keynes' ideas provided cover for government officials to expand the size of government...
Survey aims at problems in early years (02/27/02)
A survey of ninth-grade students in Missouri given during the 1999-2000 school year revealed some alarming trends. Thirty percent of the ninth-graders responding to the survey had been in a car driven by someone who had been drinking. Two-thirds had consumed more than a few sips of alcohol at a time. Nearly a third had tried marijuana. And 20 percent had been offered, sold or given an illegal drug on school property...
Student grading passes muster with court (02/27/02)
In a case that proves anyone with a little bit of money can file a lawsuit, Kristja Falvo of Oklahoma managed to take her case all the way to the Supreme Court. She objected to her son's teacher's practice of allowing students to exchange papers for grading. Her son is learning disabled, and unkind classmates ridiculed his scores and called him "dummy." She claimed that the student-grading practice violated federal privacy laws...
Speak Out A 02/27/02 (02/27/02)
Fans' best interests AS A result of representing the best interests of St. Louis Cardinals' baseball fans, state Sen. Peter Kinder represents the best interests of all the people in his district better than any state senator in Missouri history. Self-righteousness...
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