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Stories from Thursday, April 11, 2002

Samuel Farrow guilty in kidnapping, molestation (04/11/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Samuel J. Farrow was found guilty of 13 of 15 charges levied against him in the kidnapping and rape of two young girls in 2000. Judge John Grimm, who presided over the three-day bench trial, said Farrow is criminally responsible for his actions, denying defense lawyer Al Lowes' contention that Farrow is mentally defective...
Zoning board sends tower permit request to council (04/11/02)
In the end, the ordinance is all that matters. That's the basic message the Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission sent Wednesday night when it voted 6-3 to recommend allowing a 160-foot telecommunication tower on the property of William and Kathryn Swan at 1606 N. Kingshighway...
Quilt show in Paducah planed for April 24-27 (04/11/02)
The American Quilters Society will hold its 18th annual quilt show and contest April 24 to 27, at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Ky. Shows times are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The show will feature more than 450 contest quilts, including entries from Japan, Korea, England, Australia, Belgium, Saudi Arabia and Canada and most states, including Missouri...
Deceased Vietnam vet to get recognition at wall (04/11/02)
PROUD CAPE FAMILY By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian What the Viet Cong couldn't do to Roger Flynn East, Agent Orange finally did. Now, three years after his death, the former Cape Girardeau man will be honored as a casualty of war in a ceremony Monday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington...
Executive Club to hear humorist (04/11/02)
Clyde Ray Webber Jr., known as the "Court Jester," because of his sense of humor in the Louisiana courthouse where he works, will be the speaker at the Cape Girardeau Executive Club today at 7 p.m. at the Drury Lodge. Webber has been a court clerk almost 30 years and has been re-elected to that position seven times. Webber, who started his public speaking career in 1957, has addressed audiences in 46 of the 50 states...
Community briefs 4/11/02 (04/11/02)
Audubon group plans Mississippi River tour The National Audubon Society's Upper Mississippi River campaign is co-sponsoring a river trip Friday, with the American Land Conservancy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Missouri Department of Conservation to look at potential side channel habitat acquisitions in the Cape Girardeau area...
Rivers meet at a busy intersection (04/11/02)
Arthur Poorman of Scott City, Mo., was familiar with an aerial photograph of barges along the river which appeared in a recent "Faces & Places" page in the Missourian. "I've made tow there many times," said Poorman, a former pilot on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. "That's a busy place."...
Ballet offers night to remember (04/11/02)
From the first moment of George Balanchine's "Rubies," when the curtain opened to reveal a long semicircle of dancers glowing in rich red light, to the steamy sensuality of "Mambo No. 2 A.M." to the frenetic finale in a Prohibition-era speakeasy, the Miami City Ballet gave the full house at Rose Theatre Wednesday a night of unforgettable artistry...
Mother says cuts would jeopardize autism therapy (04/11/02)
Sabina Childers counts on music therapy and in-home visits from the Southeast Missouri Autism Project to help her 2 1/2-year-old son. But Childers' son, Larry, might soon lose such help. Gov. Bob Holden has proposed cutting state funding for five state autism projects, including one that serves 265 families in Southeast Missouri...
Psychologist says Farrow refined ways to do crime (04/11/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A psychologist testified Wednesday that while Samuel J. Farrow Jr. tested at the lower end of the intellectual spectrum, he was smart enough to be "refining his techniques" as a criminal when he was caught. Defense attorneys, who maintain that Farrow is mentally deficient and can't be held accountable for his actions, questioned whether the doctor was thorough enough to make a knowledgeable evaluation...
Talent opens debate on campaign debates (04/11/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Seven months out from the November elections, the debate over debates has begun between the two major candidates for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat. Republican Jim Talent sent a letter to U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan, a Democrat, on Wednesday proposing they jointly participate in two debates, or candidate forums, each month from May to October...
Holden criticizes legislative efforts on family planning (04/11/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden on Wednesday criticized legislative efforts to restrict state funding for family planning, making what his administration called his strongest statement on the issue since taking office. "Here in Missouri, we face what seems to be an endless struggle to protect women from government officials who want to make women's health choices for them," Holden told more than 80 abortion rights supporters at the Capitol. "This is unacceptable."...
Legislators OK spending bill (04/11/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Negotiators from the House and Senate agreed Wednesday on a supplemental spending plan for the current budget year that could leave the state $17 million in the red. With little debate, a conference committee approved the $170 million supplemental spending bill. It includes a House-recommended provision deducting $13 million from 240 state accounts by charging the funds for the cost of managing them...
Senate considers asking voters to raise transportation tax (04/11/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Senate began a long-expected debate Wednesday on a proposal asking voters to approve a nearly $500 million tax increase for transportation. The debate itself -- coming five weeks before the end of the session -- marked a significant moment for the Senate, which last year waited until the session's final days to debate a similar bill that never came to a vote...
Popular author preaches, teaches with 'Left Behind' (04/11/02)
CRUSADE OF HOPE ~ SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN With two books left to write in his "Left Behind" series, when Tim LaHaye gets an idea for his novels he quickly heads to the computer and starts writing. And readers can hardly get enough...
Wayne County man held in shooting at lake (04/11/02)
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- Details remained sketchy Wednesday as Wayne County authorities continued to investigate an early morning shooting at Rockwood Point. The victim, Michael Brooks, was treated and released from Three Rivers Healthcare-North Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo., for a gunshot wound to the left shoulder and chest, said Wayne County sheriff's deputy Bobby Burch...
Priest arrested in suburban St. Louis for alleged sexual abuse (04/11/02)
Associated Press WriterST. LOUIS (AP) -- Police in St. Louis County have arrested a priest accused of sexually abusing a minor, church officials said Thursday. The Rev. Bryan Kuchar was arrested Wednesday night, the Archdiocese of St. Louis said. He is believed to be the only current priest in the Archdiocese of St. Louis or in Missouri to be taken into police custody for abuse allegations since the nationwide abuse scandal began in January...
Sikeston couple arrested on drug-related charges (04/11/02)
Standard Democrat BENTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Mo., couple remains in custody in the Scott County Jail following their arrests on drug-related charges. Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell said Darrell W. Barksdale, 48, and his wife, Cynthia A. Barksdale, 44, are charged with attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of chemicals, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of ephedrine and endangering the welfare of a child. ...
Elder abuse bill passes in initial House action (04/11/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House has given initial approval to legislation strengthening laws protecting elderly Missourians in nursing homes. "Right now we have a system where we don't regulate nursing homes," said Rep. Craig Hosmer, D-Springfield, the bill's sponsor. "We say we do ... but there are no consequences."...
Indictment in hate-crime slaying announced (04/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- Six years and 15,000 tips after the murder of two women near the Appalachian Trail sent a chill through hikers everywhere, federal prosecutors say they have the killer and will prosecute the case as a hate crime. Darrell David Rice of Columbia, Md., was indicted for the 1996 slayings of Julianne Williams and Laura "Lollie" Winans, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. ...
Pentagon may send delegation to Iraq (04/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- Defense officials are trying to decide if there is anything to gain by sending a delegation to Iraq to further investigate the decade-old loss of a Gulf War pilot. The officials were considering a letter received Monday in which Baghdad suggested a U.S. delegation visit to discuss the fate of Lt. Cmdr. Scott Speicher, shot down over Iraq in Jan. 17, 1991, the first day of the war...
Statistics indicate nation's prison population growth slowing (04/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- The number of people in prison grew last year at the slowest rate in three decades, the Justice Department said Wednesday. The total population in all prisons and jails rose a bit more than 1 percent, nearing 2 million, according to the annual report. As of June 30, 2001, one of every 145 U.S. residents was behind bars...
Stocks fall sharply on GE disappointment, IBM rumors (04/11/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Mixed earnings from General Electric and speculation that IBM might be under federal investigation gave Wall Street its worst day in about six weeks Thursday, as already reluctant investors decided to sell rather than risk further losses...
Bush pushes Senate to ban human cloning for research (04/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush pressed the Senate on Wednesday to ban cloning of human embryos for research, saying science must not rush ahead "without an ethical compass." Senators promised a fight, seeing great promise in cloning for cures of terrible afflictions...
Cop suspected of killing five in rampage commits suicide (04/11/02)
DOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- A veteran police officer shot five neighbors to death, wounded his boss and then committed suicide, shocking a community still reeling from an almost identical rampage in February. Authorities said Wednesday that the officer, Edward Lutes, 42, had apparently feuded with some of his neighbors in Dover Township. ...
People talk 4/11/02 (04/11/02)
Celebrity sidekick takes company to court LOS ANGELES -- Ed McMahon has filed a $20 million lawsuit against his insurance company, claiming he was sickened by toxic mold that spread through his Beverly Hills home. The lawsuit seeks damages for alleged breach of contract, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress...
Gunman opens fire on FBI convoy (04/11/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- Authorities searched Wednesday for a gunman who halted an FBI convoy towing two cars in a drug investigation and opened fire. Two people were wounded in the brief firefight. A tow-truck driver and a bystander were expected to recover from their wounds suffered in Tuesday's incident near the city's historical district...
Germany holding up arms shipment (04/11/02)
BERLIN -- Germany is holding up arms deliveries to Israel, an official said Wednesday, but the government would not say whether it has imposed a de facto embargo on weapons sales to Israel because of the spiraling violence in the Middle East. An application for the sale of tank parts has reached the government's Security Council, which has the final word on weapons exports, but there was no date set for taking a decision on it...
Israel promises to crush militias (04/11/02)
JENIN, West Bank -- From a West Bank army base overlooking the scene of the deadliest fighting in Israel's 13-day-old offensive, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Wednesday delivered a blunt message: Israel will not pull back until Palestinian militias are crushed...
Lloyd's reports major losses from suicide terrorist attacks (04/11/02)
LONDON -- Lloyd's of London said Wednesday that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center would cost it $2.87 billion -- the biggest loss the 314-year-old institution has suffered from a single event. The suicide attacks in New York were accountable for the almost two-thirds of an overall $4.51 billion loss for 2001 by one of the world's oldest names in insurance...
Colombian rebels release hostages (04/11/02)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Rebels released 11 hostages Wednesday with a message demanding the Colombian government reject any U.S. assistance to protect a crucial oil pipeline. President Bush has asked the U.S. Congress to approve a $98 million aid package to train and equip the Colombian military to protect the pipeline, which is used by Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum...
Lawmakers kidnapped from state parliament building in Cali (04/11/02)
Associated Press WriterBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Suspected rebels dressed in military uniforms kidnapped lawmakers from a parliament building in the city of Cali on Thursday, police said. Five of the hostages later were rescued by security forces...
Poppy eradication program under way (04/11/02)
MARJAH, Afghanistan -- Armed with assault rifles and fistfuls of American dollars, government agents drove deep into Afghanistan's biggest poppy-growing region Wednesday to begin enforcing a plan to eradicate the opium-bearing crop. As soldiers with Kalashnikov rifles and grenade launchers looked on, tractors chewed up fields of poppy in one part of Helmand province, which produces most of Afghanistan's opium. Farmers said they had little choice but to accept state compensation money...
Notre Dame baseball claims 4-2 victory over Perryville (04/11/02)
Scott Wittenborn belted a two-run home run to help Notre Dame to a 4-2 home victory over Perryville in baseball action Wednesday. Wittenborn provided the game's first runs when he blasted a two-out pitch from Mark Scholl in the second inning after Kyle Diveley had walked...
Nicholas, Southeast pound on Evansville (04/11/02)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Brice Nicholas scorched one of his home state baseball teams Wednesday as Southeast Missouri State University broke a two-game losing streak in emphatic fashion. Nicholas, a sophomore outfielder from Scottsburg, Ind., hit two home runs and drove in seven runs as the Indians hammered Evansville 15-5...
Rush announces plan to skip his senior year at MU, enter draft (04/11/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kareem Rush said Wednesday he will skip his senior season at Missouri and enter the NBA draft. At a news conference with coach Quin Snyder at his side, Rush didn't completely rule out a last-minute decision to stay at Missouri. But he made it clear that's not something he plans to do...
Weber will remain at Southern Illinois (04/11/02)
Bruce Weber said Wednesday he will remain as Southern Illinois men's basketball coach for at least another season. "We're happy here," Weber, who led the Salukis last month to the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA tournament in his fourth year in Carbondale...
Otahk coach signs 3 of his former players (04/11/02)
B.J. Smith should be plenty familiar with his first batch of recruits as Southeast Missouri State University's women's basketball coach. Smith and his staff landed five players Wednesday on the first day of the spring signing period -- and three of them played under Smith last season at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, which finished second in the national junior college tournament...
Indians give inside game a boost with two JUCOs (04/11/02)
Southeast Missouri State University men's basketball coach Gary Garner believes the Indians gave their depleted inside game a major boost Wednesday as the spring signing period began. The Indians landed a pair of junior college players in Dainmon Gonner, a 6-foot-7, 230-pounder from Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, and 6-8, 225-pound Brandon Griffin from Southwest Mississippi Community College...
SEMO honors record 136 scholar athletes (04/11/02)
Southeast Missouri State University athletes who excel in the classroom as well as on the playing fields were celebrated Wednesday during the school's annual Scholar Athlete Luncheon at the University Center. A record 136 student-athletes with a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade-point average were honored. The previous high was 121 in 2000...
Perez blast caps Card rally (04/11/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Eduardo Perez homered with one out in the 11th inning as the St. Louis Cardinals rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 Wednesday night. Perez hit a 2-2 pitch from Luis Vizcaino (1-0) over the wall in left-center field to give the Cardinals their second straight victory in the three-game series by the same score...
Masters field ready to tee it up (04/11/02)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The hype over the Masters is no longer about the possibility of a grand slam. This time, it's the punishment expected from a grand course. Augusta National has undergone many changes since Tiger Woods left last April after completing his unprecedented sweep of the four biggest tournaments in golf...
White Sox keep Tigers winless 7-5 (04/11/02)
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers' losing streak stretched to eight -- their worst start in a half-century -- as Frank Thomas capped a five-run fifth inning with a three-run homer that led the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 win Wednesday. The Tigers, the major leagues' lone winless team, also started the 1952 season 0-8. Detroit has lost two games since Luis Pujols replaced Phil Garner as manager...
Palmer - One more round at Augusta (04/11/02)
AP Sports WriterAUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Arnold Palmer is walking away from the Masters before he's told to stay away. The 72-year-old Palmer shot a 17-over-par 89 in the opening round Thursday, equaling his worst score at the tournament he first played in 1955...
Health calendar 4/11 (04/11/02)
Today "Ask Your Doctor" airs at 8 p.m. on Channel 5, with Dr. Scott Weiner speaking about children and pain. The show is sponsored by the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society, St. Francis Medical Center and Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Caught a robin looking (04/11/02)
April 11, 2002 Dear Gail, A few days ago, bird droppings appeared all over the driver's side door and mirror of my car. Funny, I didn't remember parking under a tree. How smart we humans are to have invented the car wash. The next morning, the bird droppings were back. Immediately I blamed the bird everybody likes to malign: Pigeons. Some roost on our roof. But DC, whose parakeets and finches and love birds make plenty of messes of their own, suspected I was wrong...
'Hello, Dolly!' makes matchmaking fun (04/11/02)
In Notre Dame Regional High School's production of "Hello, Dolly!" Liesl Schoenberger portrays someone who in the minds of the audience is both Carol Channing and Barbra Streisand, one impossible package. Dolly Levi is bigger than bigger than life...
Hazel Speck (04/11/02)
WENTZVILLE, Mo. -- Hazel Carinne Swindell Speck, 91, of Wentzville, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at Wentzville Park Care Center. Born May 22, 1910, in Swinton, Mo., she was the daughter of Ernest and Nora Shumate Swindell...
Spillman Britt (04/11/02)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Spillman Eugene Britt, 81, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Dixon (04/11/02)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Thomas Henry Dixon, 52, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Lockefield Village Nursing Center. He was born Aug. 14, 1949, in Charleston, son of John D. and Ella Mae Wilson Strayhorn. Dixon was a graduate of East Prairie High School in East Prairie, Mo...
Rev. Nehemiah Mills (04/11/02)
MARQUAND, Mo. -- The Rev. Nehemiah Francis Mills, 80, of Marquand died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 2, 1921, at Marquand, son of Marvin and Retha Shrum Mills. He and Ermajean Reagan were married Jan. 11, 1947. Mills was ordained in 1957. He attended Liberty Congregational Methodist Church...
Frank Elkins (04/11/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Frank Elkins, 68, of Anna died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at his home. He was born Jan. 19, 1934, in Jonesboro, son of Guy and Ina Foster Elkins. He and Ruth Williams were married June 3, 1955, at Jonesboro, Ill. Elkins worked 30 years with Illinois Department of Corrections, and 16 years at International Shoe Co. After retiring he worked for the Gazette Democrat...
Sam Story Sr. (04/11/02)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Sam E. Story Sr., 73, of Charleston died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at his home. He was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Charleston, son of Ernest Albert and Mary Leobe Story. He and Becky Holt were married June 10, 1948. Story was a landowner and retired farmer. ...
Ruth Reinhart (04/11/02)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ruth Maxine Reinhart, 73, of Advance died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 5, 1929, in Welling, Okla., daughter of William Joseph and Martha Wright Butler. She and the Rev. Earl Reinhart were married May 4, 1947...
Hannah Irvin (04/11/02)
Hannah Nicole Irvin, daughter of Todd and Sherry. "The exciting moments of pregnancy have turned to sorrow in the heartfelt loss of our baby" who died April 6, 2002, at 3:53 a.m. at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Although not yet born, she was a beloved member of our family and a joy to her parents and big sister, Rachael. ...
Nancy Friant (04/11/02)
Nancy Leachman Friant of Bel Voi Farm, Berryville, Va., died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at her home. She was born Oct. 24, 1924, in Manassas, Va., daughter of William Henry and Beatrice Luke Leachman. In 1934 her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she attended Western High School and George Washington University. She attended The Juilliard School of Music in New York, earning both undergraduate as well as graduate degrees...
Charles Cunningham (04/11/02)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Charles Paul Cunningham, 81, of Chaffee died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 8, 1920, at Chaffee, son of Charles Henry and Edith Lou Harrell Cunningham. Cunningham was collector for city of Chaffee 34 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, 50-year member of Chaffee Masonic Lodge 615, 50-year member of Chaffee Order of Eastern Star 48, and Valley of St. Louis Scottish Rite...
George Klein (04/11/02)
CAIRO, Ill. -- George F. Klein, 82, of Prescott, Ariz., died Sunday, April 7, 2002, in Prescott. He was born in Cairo, son of George J. and Doris Klein. He and his wife, Mary, were married in 1945 in England. Klein moved to Monrovia, Calif., in 1953 from Cairo. He was a painter and later became a supervisor with State of California Department of General Services. He retired and moved to Prescott in 1980...
Births 4/11/02 (04/11/02)
Son to Steven Michael and Mary Beth Bell of Cape Girardeau, St. Francis Medical Center, 6:01 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2002. Name, Zackariah Steven. Weight, 9 pounds 3 ounces. Mrs. Bell is the former Mary Beth Diebold, daughter of Morrell and Ola Mae Diebold of Cape Girardeau. She is employed at Southwestern Bell. Bell is employed at McLeod USA Planet Pages...
Cape police report 4/11 (04/11/02)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, April 11 Property damageA vehicle window was reported damaged, and cigarettes were reported stolen Tuesday at 1523 N. Spanish. A window was reported broken Tuesday at 609 Bellevue. TheftA compact disc player was reported stolen Tuesday at 1340 W. Cape Rock Drive...
Cape fire report 4/11 (04/11/02)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, April 11 Firefighters responded to this call Tuesday:At 9:32 p.m., a medical assist at 904 Ellis. Firefighters responded to these calls Wednesday:At 12:49 a.m., a medical assist at 1571 Bunker Hill. At 5:12 a.m., a medical assist at 915 Ranney...
Out of the past 4/11/02 (04/11/02)
10 years ago: April 11, 1992 Local First Exchange Bank officer has declined comment concerning copyrighted article in latest issue of St. Louis Business Journal that reports Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is trying to sell First Exchange Corp.'s banks; Cape Girardeau-based bank holding company is medium-sized bank company that owns five banks, three of them in Southeast Missouri - Jackson Exchange Bank and Trust Co., First Exchange Bank of Cape Girardeau, and First Exchange Bank of Madison County in Fredericktown.. ...
Powell can't fail, but can he succeed? (04/11/02)
ST. LOUIS -- It is relatively easy to describe the parameters of a future final resolution to the horrific Israel-Palestine conflict. At the end of the day, there will be something in between the 2000 Ehud Barak (and, later, Bill Clinton) proposal and the current Saudi proposal. While that eventual outcome is predictable, it is virtually impossible to see how to get from here to there...
A well-deserved tribute to many volunteers (04/11/02)
It would be difficult to say too much about volunteers, those individuals who contribute a part of their lives -- their time, abilities and desire to help others -- for worthy causes. Last week, orange and blue ribbons sprouted up all over Scott City, Jackson and Cape Girardeau as the mayors of those three cities proclaimed Community Volunteer Month. Special attention for volunteers is being coordinated by the Area Wide United Way...
Now's the time for real state leadership (04/11/02)
One lesson has been painfully learned by Gov. Bob Holden and state legislators as they struggle to craft a balanced budget: There isn't enough money to pay for all the programs that were fully funded when the economy was good and the state's cash flow was growing so fast that taxpayers were getting refund checks under the revenue-limiting Hancock Amendment...
Comparison with Indians was offensive (04/11/02)
To the editor: What on earth were you thinking when you printed the Speak Out comment about the solution for the American Indians? It is biased and offensive. Whoever did this needs to have his head examined. Our solution to the Indian problem was to rob them of their way of life and force them into our way of life and basically destroy a whole culture. ...
Speak Out A 04/11/02 (04/11/02)
Pulling strings AS A one-time resident of Sikeston, I resent your editorial comment that Sikestonians would be "foolish" not to participate more in their new form of local government. As a student of realpolitik, I have come to understand that what is important is to create the illusion of more widespread participatory democracy while making sure that the small group known as the establishment keeps calling the shots. ...
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