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Stories from Friday, April 5, 2002

County ponders hiring consultant (04/05/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau County commissioners, who have refused to build a new juvenile detention center, may hire a consultant to look at juvenile department needs. Judges and juvenile authorities in the 32nd Judicial Circuit have pushed for a new juvenile center for more than a year...
'Frog Princess' - Dressed for hexes (04/05/02)
As delightful as the actresses and actors are in "The Frog Princess," opening tonight at the Rose Theatre, the costumes and makeup deserve equal billing. For this children's play adapted from a Russian fairy tale, Southeast faculty member Rhonda Weller-Stilson has turned pretty Janel Mason into Baba Yaga, a frighteningly Nora-Desmondish witch clothed in a gown out of "Sunset Boulevard." "No one, nowhere, no how tells Baba Yaga what to do!" Baba screams...
Cape police investigate stolen car, damaged mailboxes (04/05/02)
Cape Girardeau police investigated the possible connection between several vehicle break-ins, a stolen car and several mailboxes that had been run over early Thursday. Police reports indicate that a white, 1997 Pontiac Grand Am was stolen overnight Wednesday from 1453 N. Water St. and items were stolen from several cars in the area...
Educators of year named by chamber (04/05/02)
CRYSTAL APPLE WINNERS By Heather Kronmueller ~ Southeast Missourian A librarian, a principal, a physical education teacher and an administrator in the Cape Girardeau public school system were chosen as the 2002 Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce Educators of the Year...
SEMO group finds Cuba a land of crumbling buildings (04/05/02)
Cuba's crumbling buildings left a lasting impression with a group of Southeast Missouri State University faculty and students who returned Wednesday from a weeklong trip to the communist nation. "We probably saw only 20 buildings in Havana that looked like they had been painted in the last 10 years," said Dr. Peter Gordon, a Southeast marketing professor who helped organize the trip...
Pushing the right buttons (04/05/02)
Pedestrian signal controls to smooth traffic flow By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian For those who impatiently wait at traffic lights on the east side of Cape Girardeau, the Public Works Department is offering six seconds of relief...
Fire alarms awaken students in dorm (04/05/02)
Students who live in Southeast Missouri State University's south tower dormitory didn't get much sleep Wednesday night after two fire alarms forced them out of their beds for several hours. Authorities at the university launched an arson investigation early Thursday after the second fire alarm...
Mayor's last act / Proclamation for honorary golf course (04/05/02)
Cape Girardeau - In the last official act on the final day of his eight-year term, Mayor Albert M. Spradling III of Cape Girardeau issued an official proclamation for the World Famous Downtown Golf Course, ending a ceaseless and shameless campaign by editor R. Joe Sullivan...
Mother, son die in Kennett fire (04/05/02)
Daily Dunklin Democrat KENNETT, Mo. -- A fire late Wednesday night claimed the lives of a mother and her son in Kennett. Police identified the victims as Charlean Ellis, 35, and her son, Christopher, 5. Police Capt. Steve Williams said police received a report of heavy smoke at 1816 Blair St. and when officers arrived flames were coming from the front of the residence...
Senator seeks freeze on funds for stadiums (04/05/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Citing the need for financial reforms in Major League Baseball, a senator has called for a moratorium on state funding for professional baseball stadiums. Sen. Sarah Steelman introduced a resolution based on a July 2000 report to the baseball commissioner that found a growing economic disparity among teams. The report suggested that teams consider revenue sharing so that larger franchises can assist struggling ones and increase competitiveness...
Pharmacy worker cops plea in drug theft (04/05/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Colorado pharmacy employee admitted stealing chemotherapy drugs from a Denver hospital, starting a pipeline of illegal drug sales that prosecutors say eventually reached accused drug diluter Robert R. Courtney. Earlier Thursday, a pharmacist was also sentenced to six months of home detention and five years of probation for receiving drugs stolen from a Denver hospital...
Planned Parenthood loses effort to dismiss suit (04/05/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Court of Appeals has rejected an attempt by Planned Parenthood affiliates to force dismissal of a lawsuit over state funding for family planning programs. The Court of Appeals' Western District issued a four-line rejection Tuesday of a petition filed March 15 by Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri and Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region...
House restores funding for state Liquor Control (04/05/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lawmakers restored funding to the state Liquor Control Division but failed at numerous attempts to raise state employee salaries Thursday as the House plugged away at a proposed $19 billion budget. By late afternoon, the House had approved more than half of the legislation making up the fiscal 2003 spending plan for different state services. ...
State's high court critical of corpse abandonment law (04/05/02)
QUESTIONS OF TIMING By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday appeared to take a critical view of a state law that makes it a felony to abandon a corpse...
Patrol won't study trooper's claims against Dexter official (04/05/02)
Daily American Republic DEXTER, Mo. -- Dexter officials have learned the Missouri State Highway Patrol will not investigate allegations made by one of its officers against a city official. In a letter last week, Col. Roger D. Stottlemyre said a preliminary inquiry into trooper Chris Graves allegations do not support a criminal investigation, and that the patrol is prohibited from investigating civil matters...
Region briefs 4/5 (04/05/02)
Car-truck crash claims life of Cardwell woman PARAGOULD, Ark. -- A car-truck collision on U.S. 412 near Paragould and the Arkansas state line Wednesday morning claimed the life of a Missouri woman. The Arkansas State Police said Patricia Dunigan, 47, of Cardwell, Mo., was airlifted from the crash site to St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., where she was pronounced dead...
Four children hurt in St. Louis apartment fire (04/05/02)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Four children were hospitalized Friday following a house fire in south St. Louis. The fire broke out around 11 p.m. Thursday on the third floor of a two-family building. The structure is part of the Senate Square apartment complex...
Cheney campaigns for lawmaker (04/05/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The war on terrorism is far from over, and American remains under threat, Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday as he campaigned for freshman Congressman Sam Graves and tried to drum up support for President Bush's new military spending plan...
Six areas pilots must avoid (04/05/02)
By The Associated Press The Federal Aviation Administration currently designates six areas in the United States as prohibited flight zones that pilots must avoid: Capital zone in Washington that covers the White House, Capitol and Naval Observatory...
Washington's prohibited airspace still violated by aircraft (04/05/02)
and John Solomon ~ The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Pilots have flown through the prohibited airspace protecting the White House at least 94 times over the past decade, illustrating the challenges of thwarting a terrorist airstrike on the nation's capital...
Bush says Israel should pull back (04/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- Under pressure to curb Middle East violence, President Bush urged Israel on Thursday to pull its troops back from Palestinian cities and dismissed Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as a failed leader who "betrayed the hopes of his people." He ordered Secretary of State Colin Powell to the region next week seeking a cease-fire...
Chemist arrested for possesion of radioactive material (04/05/02)
Associated Press WriterSANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A chemist involved in a 1997 laboratory explosion was arrested Thursday after investigators found radioactive materials at his home. Investigators said Egyptian-born Riad Mohamad Ahmed is not suspected of any terrorist activities. They would not say what he was doing with the radioactive materials or why they were in his home...
Fuel leak puts Atlantis' launch on temporary hold (04/05/02)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A leak of highly flammable hydrogen fuel at the launch pad forced NASA to postpone space shuttle Atlantis' liftoff Thursday for at least three days. The fuel spewed from a broken pipe for a minute, but the white cloud dissipated and did not pose any danger, said launch director Mike Leinbach...
Economy in New York's Chinatown still suffering in wake of 9-11 (04/05/02)
NEW YORK -- Chinatown is still reeling from the Sept. 11 attacks, with businesses hurting and thousands of workers laid off, according to a report released Thursday. Nearly one in four of the neighborhood's 33,658 workers were laid off in the three months after the attacks on the nearby World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. That total of 7,685 represents an estimated 10 percent of New York City's disaster-related job losses...
Five killed after day care van crashes on interstate (04/05/02)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A day care van went out of control on an interstate and crashed into an overpass embankment Thursday, killing the driver and four children and critically injuring two others. The van, which belongs to Tippy Toes Learning Academy, was four miles away from the state-subsidized facility on its way to an elementary school. Police said they believe the driver was speeding...
Company recalling circular hand saws due to problem with blades (04/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- A Baltimore company is recalling about 55,000 circular hand saws because a problem can cause their blades to hit the lower guards and slip. DeWALT Industrial Tool Co. has received one report of a blade slipping and a consumer receiving minor scratches to his hand, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday...
People talk 4/5/02 (04/05/02)
Hurley's high-profile pregnancy completed LONDON -- Elizabeth Hurley gave birth to a baby boy on Thursday, following a high-profile pregnancy in which her ex-boyfriend questioned whether he was the child's father. Hurley, 36, has said the boy's father was her former boyfriend, American film producer Stephen Bing. ...
Second teen pleads guilty in slayings of Dartmouth professors (04/05/02)
HAVERHILL, N.H. -- The shocking details of how two bored teen-agers butchered husband-and-wife Dartmouth College professors in their home in a plot to steal their ATM cards spilled out in court Thursday as the case ended with both youths sentenced to long prison terms...
Somalis return embassy flag, seal to American diplomats (04/05/02)
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- The American flag and seal looted from the U.S. Embassy in 1990 were returned to visiting U.S. diplomats, who left Thursday after urging faction leaders not to let this war-torn country become a terrorist haven. The president of Mogadishu University returned the battered U.S. flag, embassy seal and a bronze eagle during a Wednesday dinner in what he said was a goodwill gesture toward the United States...
Military officials say sugar, not salt, may make detainees talk (04/05/02)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The 300 detainees being held at this remote outpost have books to help pass the time and spicy food to remind them of home. They are even driven to interrogation houses in golf carts so they don't have to walk in their shackles...
Security Council endorses Powell mission (04/05/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously endorsed the Mideast mission of Secretary of State Colin Powell and demanded an Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian cities "without delay." Diplomats said the council resolution would add weight to President Bush's effort to end the Mideast crisis. Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged the international community to persuade Israel and the Palestinians to draw back from violence which is threatening the region...
Pakistani authorities arrest 23 suspected al-Qaida members (04/05/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistani authorities arrested 23 men suspected of links to al-Qaida in late night raids in two cities as they continued to track down terrorists seeking refuge their nation, police said Thursday. In a raid in the North West Frontier Province, authorities arrested 21 men belonging to the outlawed Islamic militant group Harkat-ul Mujahedeen, police official Ilyas Khan said by phone...
Israeli troops continue to occupy several West Bank communities (04/05/02)
NABLUS, West Bank -- Israeli tanks tightened their chokehold on the West Bank's biggest city, Nablus, and battles raged Thursday at nearby Palestinian refugee camps. The United States intensified its involvement -- sending a mediator to meet Yasser Arafat and ordering in the secretary of state...
Plan offered to cut Afghan poppy crop (04/05/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The fragile new Afghan government took on a daunting political and logistical challenge Thursday, vowing to eliminate the Afghan poppy crop, source in the past of perhaps 70 percent of the world's opium supply and of much of this poor country's income...
Blair may use visit to argue against U.S. attack on Iraq (04/05/02)
LONDON -- Prime Minister Tony Blair is likely to tell President Bush at their weekend summit that he agrees Iraq poses a serious threat to the West, but now is not the time to launch an offensive against that country. In fact, given Britain and Europe's widespread concern over the escalating violence in the West Bank, Blair may recommend that the Bush administration make that crisis, and the final phases of the war in Afghanistan, the top priorities of U.S. foreign policy for now...
N. Ireland riots blamed on Protestant outlaws (04/05/02)
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Police blamed Northern Ireland's major outlawed Protestant group Thursday for stoking days of riots in north Belfast. Also Thursday, Catholics in Ardoyne, a focal point for riots in the past year, said a Protestant gunman fired five shots at them while other Protestants threw bricks and rocks at Catholic homes. Nobody was reported hurt...
Five U.N. troops injured in scuffle with Hezbollah in Lebanon (04/05/02)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Three unarmed U.N. observers and two armed peacekeepers were hurt in scuffles with Hezbollah forces in southern Lebanon Thursday, the U.N. peacekeeping force commander said. Tensions are high in the area along Israel's northern border, the scene of several clashes recently between Hezbollah and Israeli forces. There are fears the area could become a second front in the Middle East violence, in addition to the Israeli-Palestinian confrontation in the West Bank...
Hundreds arrested in apparent plot (04/05/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan authorities said Thursday they have uncovered a plot against the fledgling government, arresting hundreds for allegedly planning "terrorism, abductions and sabotage," and seizing weapons and documents in sweeps throughout the capital...
Notre Dame rebounds with defeat of NMCC (04/05/02)
Notre Dame's baseball team bounced back from its first SEMO Conference loss a day earlier at Dexter and knocked off visiting New Madrid County Central 5-2 in a league game Thursday. Blake Urhahn picked up the win in relief for the Bulldogs (4-1) and struck out two in 1 2/3 innings. He went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs...
Godwin, Walker look for big finish to season (04/05/02)
For Ashley Godwin, qualifying for the South Central Regional gymnastics championships was redemption. For Michelle Walker, it was a fitting way to end her college career. Godwin, a sophomore, and Walker, a senior, will represent Southeast Missouri State University at Saturday's regional meet on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe...
Southeast's prize-winning afterthought (04/05/02)
Joey Haines sounds almost embarrassed to admit it. There was a time when he barely gave a second thought to recruiting Jay Heddell. "Jay was an afterthought," Haines, the Southeast Missouri State University track and field coach, said with a laugh...
Southeast begins its defense of All Sport Classic title today (04/05/02)
Southeast Missouri State University coach Joey Haines expects both divisions to go to the wire in the 21st annual All Sport Classic. The meet, featuring six men's and women's teams, will be today and Saturday at the Abe Stuber Track & Field Complex, although the majority of the competition will be Saturday. Only the hammer throw will be contested today...
Bonds' four HRs sets quick pace early (04/05/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Barry Bonds is hitting the ball so hard, there's only one way to stop him -- outfielders in the bleachers. A season after launching a record 73 home runs, Bonds is at it again. Two games, four homers. "They'll get you out the majority of the time," Bonds said. "They have eight guys in the field who can stop the line drive."...
Pitching puzzler - Cards drop another to Rockies (04/05/02)
ST. LOUIS -- So far, the St. Louis Cardinals' comeback kids are 0-2. John Thomson worked seven strong innings as the Colorado Rockies got to Andy Benes in a 6-1 victory Thursday. Benes, who wasn't used in the final month last year and was left off the Cardinals' playoff roster because of a 7.38 ERA, struggled just as Garrett Stephenson had a night earlier...
Role reversal for Burton on Roush team, but still in top 10 (04/05/02)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jeff Burton is in an unusual position. Even though he is ninth in Winston Cup points, which isn't out of the ordinary, Burton trails all three of his Roush teammates in the standings. "There's more pressure on our team than there has ever been," Burton said. "That's OK, that's the way it ought to be. When you don't perform, there should be more pressure on you."...
Playoff tickets available Saturday (04/05/02)
Although the Blues have yet to wrap up a playoff berth, fans can begin buying tickets this weekend for the team's first-round postseason home games. Tickets will go on sale at noon Saturday at the Savvis Center and Ticketmaster sites, as well as online through the team's Internet site, www.stlouisblues.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Fans also may call 314-241-1888...
Surprising Devil Rays roll through Tigers, stay unbeaten (04/05/02)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Randy Winn hit a pinch-hit grand slam and Ben Grieve, Brent Abernathy and Chris Gomez also homered as the surprising Tampa Bay Devil Rays remained unbeaten Thursday with a 9-2 rout of the Detroit Tigers. The Devil Rays became just the seventh team to start a season 3-0 after losing 100 or more games the previous season. ...
Outdoor digest 4/5/02 (04/05/02)
Mingo diploma ceremony planned for April 26 PUXICO, Mo. -- A commencement program for students who have received their GED, fulfilled their high school diploma requirements or completed their vocational training at the Mingo Job Corps will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the center's gymnasium on Route T near Puxico...
Sports digest 4/5/02 (04/05/02)
AREA SENIOR ALL-STAR GAME SATURDAY AT POPLAR BLUFF The best of Southeast Missouri senior basketball players will be on display Saturday night in the black and gold all-star games at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, Mo...
The wild woman behind Kid Rock (04/05/02)
GIVING A BEATING Drummer Eulinberg also writes theme songs for Walt Disney Studios. By Sam Blackwell Southeast Missourian Stefanie Eulinberg bought her first guitar at Shivelbine's music store in Cape Girardeau. She was 7 or 8 at the time, here from Ohio to visit her grandparents, Geraldine and the late Fred C. Lee...
Hizzoner's last hurrah (04/05/02)
As promised -- and because I don't want to disappoint anyone -- I hereby offer a tribute to Hizzoner, the man who for eight years has steered a steady course for this big boat we call River City. Before I get to the gushy part, however, I am committed to one last-ditch effort to get Mayor Al to sign an executive order designating the World Famous Downtown Golf Course as the city's official honorary golf course...
Over my dead body 4/5 (04/05/02)
Here are the 10 songs Sharon Sparzynski of Jackson, Mo., wouldn't want to live without: 1. "How Sweet It Is" -- James Taylor Because it is sweet to love and be loved. 2. "Yesterday" -- The Beatles Paul was my first idol...
Everybody's a critic - 'Death to Smoochy' (04/05/02)
HH Substitute Barney for vice in this verse by William Blake: "Vice is a monster of frightful means/ As to be hated needs but to be seen/ But seen too oft, familiar with its face/ First we endure, then pity, then embrace." The verse still works, anyone who has been the stay-at-home mom for small children will attest. So the movie "Death to Barney" (I mean Smoochy) had immediate appeal to me...
Channel still riding high with '60s hit 'Hey! Baby' (04/05/02)
Riding high on his Top 10 hit "Hey! Baby," Texas native Bruce Channel was on a month-long tour of England with Delbert McClinton in 1962 when they stopped one night to play the Tower Ballroom in New Brighton. The opening act was a new British group called The Beatles...
Ste. Genevieve to get aircraft repair facility (04/05/02)
$40 MILLION CONTRACT By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Thanks to a $40 million contract with Boeing, the Sabreliner Corp. will open a 72,000-square-foot plant in Ste. Genevieve that will employ 60 people to overhaul components for Air Force aircraft...
George Tucker Jr. (04/05/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- George R. Tucker Jr., 64, of Carbondale, Ill., formerly of Anna, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born June 12, 1937, in Winchester, Tenn., son of George R. and Mary Marie Campbell Tucker. He and Mary Lou Brasel were married Jan. 27, 1977, in Anna...
Helen Loos (04/05/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Helen Loos, 82, formerly of Jackson, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, in Tennessee. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Jessie Sauceda (04/05/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jessie Joseph Sauceda, 74, of Sikeston died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Nixon, Texas, son of Vidal and Susie Valdex Sauceda Sr. Sauceda retired as a laborer with Holmes Farms at Oran, Mo...
Earl Taylor (04/05/02)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Earl Taylor, 95, of Mounds died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 22, 1906, in Pope County, Ill., son of Albert and Rachel Fox Taylor. His wife, Lova, died in 1991. Taylor was a member of First Baptist Church...
Chris Trankler (04/05/02)
ORAN, Mo. -- Chris F. Trankler, 90, of Oran died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 22, 1912, at Leopold, Mo., son of William J. and Mina Brands Trankler. He and Agnes Vandermierden were married June 7, 1939, at Glennon, Mo...
Carl Mack Estes (04/05/02)
Carl Mack Estes, 78, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday April 4, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 16, 1923, at Marble Hill, Mo., he was the son of Sylvester and Maude McGloghlin Estes. On Dec. 9, 1951, in Piggott, Ark., he married Helen Phelps Merritts. She preceded him in death Aug. 13, 1991...
Homer Cooper (04/05/02)
Homer E. Cooper, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at The Arbors. He was born Feb. 5, 1913, at Kennett, Mo., son of Milton Madison and Emmalou Pry Cooper. He and Verda Dunivan were married Sept. 4, 1933, in Jonesboro, Ill. Mr. Cooper was a salesman at Montgomery Ward many years, operated Cooper's Vending, owned and operated a clothing store on William Street, and was an auditor for Missouri Department of Revenue in the 1960s...
Births 4/5/02 (04/05/02)
Son to John August and Jill Smirl of Cape Girardeau, St. Francis Medical Center, 12:21 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2002. Name, George William. Weight, 8 pounds 10 ounces. Third child, second son. Mrs. Smirl is the former Jill Wilferth, daughter of Rock and Judy Wilferth of Cape Girardeau. Smirl is the son of Bill and Ann Smirl of Bozeman, Mont. He is employed at Schnucks Pharmacy...
Cape fire report 04/05/02 (04/05/02)
Cape Girardeau Friday, April 5 Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:At 5:11 p.m., an emergency medical service at 329 Albert. At 7:24 p.m., an emergency medical service at 2801 Bloomfield. At 7:35 p.m., an alarm sounding at 5422 Nash Road...
Cape police report 04/05/02 (04/05/02)
Cape Girardeau Friday, April 5 ArrestsDerek Robert Smith, 21, 308 W. Lorimier, was arrested Wednesday for assault and traffic violations. Destany June Creecy, 17, Jackson, Mo., was arrested Wednesday for possession of drug paraphernalia and controlled substances...
Out of the past 4/5/02 (04/05/02)
10 years ago: April 5, 1992 The Rev. Rymes Moncure speaks in evening at Lenten worship service at Grace United Methodist Church; special music is provided by youth of church; Moncure is pastor of Union Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Louis; he serves as director for World Division of Board of Global Ministries of United Methodist Church...
Corrections 4/5 (04/05/02)
Patty Schlosser is Cape Girardeau County elections supervisor. Her title was incorrect in an article in Thursday's edition. The Miss Southeast Missouri Pageant will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. The time was incorrect in Thursday's edition...
New leadership will serve the city well (04/05/02)
Congratulations to Jay Knudtson, who will be sworn in today as mayor of Cape Girardeau, and to Evelyn Boardman and Marcia Ritter, the city's new council members. They were the winners in Tuesday's election. This week's voting and today's swearing-in ceremonies bring to an end the eight years Al Spradling III has ably and conscientiously served as mayor. ...
Housing gets boost from state agency (04/05/02)
When it was created in 1969, the Missouri Housing Development Commission was given the mission of providing quality, safe and affordable housing for low- and moderate-income Missourians. Since then, its programs have served one out of every 20 households in the state...
Substandard imports ruined competitive edge (04/05/02)
To the editor: I support tariffs on imports. Five years ago, I went to work for a steel company in Arkansas. Business was good, and the company was making a good profit after placing a cold mill in the facility. All of a sudden in 1997, all we saw coming through the mill was cheap, substandard Russian steel...
Speak Out A 04/05/02 (04/05/02)
Don't commit troops REGARDING THE conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis: With all the talks going back through Nixon, Carter, Reagan and Clinton, we've accomplished nothing. The Jews and the Arabs have been fighting since well before Jesus Christ was born, and they're not going to quit because we have a summit. ...
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