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Stories from Friday, May 3, 2002

Ludwig departs board after 21 years (05/03/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- David Ludwig may have served on the Jackson Board of Aldermen longer than any other person in the board's history, Mayor Paul Sander says. That 21-year tenure ended Thursday night when Ludwig, who is running for Cape Girardeau County auditor, surrendered his seat to his good friend Barbara Lohr, who ran unopposed in Ward 1 in April...
Haywood City man arrested (05/03/02)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Haywood City, Mo., man was arrested Wednesday on drug charges. Charlie Smith, 36, is being held in Scott County Jail on drug trafficking charges. Charges against Smith, also known as "Big Daddy," stem from an undercover narcotics investigation, said Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell...
Lightning hits tree, sparks fire that destroys house (05/03/02)
KILLS TWO DOGS By Andrea L. Buchanan ~ Southeast Missourian A freak lightning strike caused a house fire Thursday in Cape Girardeau, destroying the home and killing two dogs inside...
Sikeston man dies from injuries received in Jan. 1 car crash (05/03/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston man died Wednesday from injuries he received in a New Year's Day car crash. James Walter Gates, 51, had been hospitalized with a brain stem injury since the crash, which claimed the lives of his 12-year-old daughter Brittany Gates and his sister-in-law Evelyn Orman...
Spring storms keep disrupting activities (05/03/02)
WEATHERING THE SEASON By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian Parts of Perry County were covered with hail twice Thursday morning, but the ice pieces in the Frohna and Altenberg area were small, and no damage was reported, said an official at the emergency management office in Perryville...
Students offer aid to disaster victims (05/03/02)
It was an offhand remark, made by a high schooler gently teasing the school nurse -- the nurse he's known since kindergarten, and whom he's obviously quite fond of. "After I found out what happened, I felt awful all week," said Drew Janes, a senior at Twin Rivers High School...
Heartland Cares Tornado Relief effort to help tornado victims (05/03/02)
A Heartland Cares Tornado Relief effort, designed to help the American Red Cross and victims of tornadoes that have ripped across Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois over the past two weeks, has been kicked off by KFVS-12 and the Zimmer Radio Group...
Correction 5/3/02 (05/03/02)
  • In Thursday's Southeast Missourian, a story on concealed weapons should have stated that the Missouri House of Representatives approved a bill on the issue last week. The Missourian regrets the error.
  • Tobacco tax backers to turn in signatures (05/03/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Supporters of a proposal to more than quadruple Missouri's cigarette tax said Thursday they have collected more than enough signatures to put the matter before voters in November. The ballot proposal would ask voters to add 55 cents to the state's current tax of 17 cents per pack of cigarettes. Taxes on other tobacco products would rise by 20 percent...
    University chancellor says he won't seek top job (05/03/02)
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- University of Missouri-Columbia chancellor Richard Wallace won't seek the university system's top job after current president Manuel Pacheco retires next year. Wallace made the announcement after a Council on Public Higher Education forum in Jefferson City Tuesday night...
    'Big Empty' finally gets some inmates (05/03/02)
    BONNE TERRE, Mo. -- Nearly two years after the new prison here was first scheduled to open, the first inmates have arrived at "The Big Empty." Fifty prisoners in the state's Regimented Discipline Program arrived Wednesday, Department of Corrections spokesman Tim Kniest said Thursday...
    Calling on God (05/03/02)
    National Day of Prayer ceremony draws about 100 By Laura Johnston ~ Southeast Missourian JACKSON, Mo. -- The rain Thursday morning might have dampened the grounds, but it certainly didn't dampen the spirit of the people who attended the National Day of Prayer gathering, nor did it dilute their prayers...
    Judge urges settlement in tobacco fee legal fight (05/03/02)
    CHICAGO -- A Cook County judge denied a motion by the state Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by attorneys seeking $900 million in fees from a settlement with the tobacco industry. Judge James Henry said the motion was premature and that the state could pursue the matter after both sides have had a chance to explore the factual issues of the case. He also suggested the two sides consider solving their dispute outside court...
    Threesome face charges in beatings, burglary at horse ranch (05/03/02)
    ELSBERRY, Mo. -- After a lifetime of work devoted to the animals, it seemed fitting for William Thompson to spend his own retirement tending to the needs of retired show and race horses. A place for older horses is just what Thompson, 61, and Kenneth Wilson, a 46-year-old accountant, created in this Lincoln County town, where they refurbished an old three-story farmhouse and opened Fieldstone Farm...
    Student government group calls for Chief's retirement (05/03/02)
    URBANA, Ill. -- The University of Illinois' student government organization has passed a resolution supporting Chief Illiniwek's retirement. It was the first time in seven years that the Illinois Student Government has taken a position on the controversial mascot's fate, which the university's board of trustees is expected to decide in July...
    County prosecutor guilty of assaulting highway patrolman (05/03/02)
    SHELBYVILLE, Mo. -- In what attorneys believe to be a statewide first, a jury has found the Shelby County prosecutor guilty of assaulting a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Following a one-day trial that ended just after midnight on Wednesday, the jury convicted Prosecuting Attorney Steve Raymond of third-degree assault, recommending a fine of up to $1,000 and no jail sentence...
    Tobacco tax supporters to turn in signatures for November vote (05/03/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Supporters of a proposal to more than quadruple Missouri's cigarette tax said Thursday they have collected more than enough signatures to put the matter before voters in November. The ballot proposal would ask voters to add 55 cents to the state's current tax of 17 cents per pack of cigarettes. Taxes on other tobacco products would rise by 20 percent...
    Amtrak funding spared; river ports budget cut (05/03/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State subsidies for cross-state Amtrak service will continue but funding for river ports was cut sharply Thursday by state budget negotiators. The cuts came as lawmakers negotiated differences between the House and Senate versions of next year's budget for the Missouri Department of Transportation...
    Ballpark bill gets initial OK (05/03/02)
    LATE SENATE DEBATE By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Supporters of taxpayer subsidies for a new St. Louis Cardinals ballpark outlasted a filibuster on Thursday as the Senate voted 19-14 to give proposal first-round approval...
    Lawmaker remains undecided about re-election after arrest (05/03/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Rep. Tom Burcham will wait until after the legislative session ends May 17 to make a decision on whether to continue his bid for a second term in office. Burcham, R-Farmington, returned to the House of Representatives Tuesday after a three-week leave of absence to seek treatment for alcoholism following his April 9 arrest for driving while intoxicated...
    Bush, Europeans working to defuse trade tensions (05/03/02)
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush and European leaders on Thursday tried to defuse tensions that are threatening to spark a full-blown trade war but reported no breakthrough on the most contentious issue -- new American tariffs on steel. Bush and the European leaders pledged to abide by World Trade Organization rules in working out their differences over the up to 30 percent border tax that the United States imposed on certain steel imports last month in an effort to protect the beleaguered U.S. ...
    Fake tax forms used to steal identities (05/03/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Fake bank correspondence and tax forms are being used across the country in a scam to steal people's identities and bank accounts, the IRS warns. In most cases, people receive a letter claiming to be from their bank stating that it is updating records. Included with the letter is a phony Internal Revenue Service form, which the person is urged to fax to a number within a week or certain tax benefits could be lost...
    World briefs 5/3 (05/03/02)
    Islamic militants blamed for 31 killed in Algeria ALGIERS, Algeria -- Alleged Islamic militants killed 31 people and wounded five others in two separate attacks, the official Algerian news service reported Thursday. The attacks occurred late Wednesday in the Tiaret region, about 210 miles west of the North African nation's capital, the APS news agency said. ...
    Artillery program to get ax (05/03/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday he intends to cancel an $11 billion program to develop an artillery gun for the Army, a move that revealed tensions between Rumsfeld and Army Secretary Thomas White who has fought to save the program...
    House passes bill to expand farm subsidies (05/03/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The House overwhelmingly approved an election-year farm bill Thursday that will pour billions of dollars in subsidies into Midwestern and Southern states that are political battlegrounds for lawmakers in both parties. The bill, which would boost subsidies by 70 percent, marks a reversal of the 1996 Freedom to Farm law that was supposed to wean farmers from government subsidies...
    Hurdles still remain in pact to cut arms (05/03/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The United States and Russia have worked out broad outlines of an agreement to reduce their nuclear arsenals, but obstacles remain to be overcome, an administration official said Thursday. It was still uncertain whether Secretary of State Colin Powell and Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov would be able to solidify an agreement when they meet today in Washington, said the official...
    Dog rescued from sinking ship faces life as celebrity (05/03/02)
    HONOLULU -- Bedecked in a red flower lei, the dog whose story of being cast adrift on the high seas captured international headlines made her U.S. debut before the media Thursday. The brown-and-white terrier mix named Forgea appeared relaxed as she was held by a veterinarian aboard the tugboat that brought her to Honolulu Harbor. The 2-year-old dog had spent 24 days alone on an abandoned fuel tanker...
    Fossilized Chinese plant may be first flower, scientists say (05/03/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The ancestor of all the grains, fruits and blossoms of the modern world may have been a fragile water plant that lived in a Chinese lake 125 million years ago. The plant, called Archaefructus sinensis for "ancient fruit from china," is of a species never before seen and carries the clear characteristics of the most primitive of flowering plants, said David Dilcher of the Florida Museum of Natural History and the University of Florida...
    Powell tells plans for peace conference on Middle East (05/03/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The United States joined with the United Nations, the European Union and Russia on Thursday in calling for an international Middle East peace conference. President Bush set tough terms for a Palestinian state. Bush, at a news conference said such a state must be democratic and not based on a foundation of terror and corruption. The president also renewed his description of Israel's hold on the West Bank as an "occupation" and said it must yield to Palestinian statehood...
    Band applauds police arrests at its concerts (05/03/02)
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The band Widespread Panic has endorsed a crackdown on drug use and illegal drinking at a concert where about 200 fans were arrested, one died of an overdose and another committed suicide. "Widespread Panic makes every possible effort to ensure a safe environment for everyone attending a show," a statement from the band said. "We fully support the actions taken by local police to eliminate drug dealing and underage drinking at all Widespread Panic concerts."...
    National briefs 5/3 (05/03/02)
    Senate confirms director for health institutes WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday confirmed Elias Zerhouni, executive vice dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as the next director of the National Institutes of Health. The Algeria-born radiologist will take over the nation's premier biomedical research agency. The voice vote on the Senate floor came just hours after the Senate health committee approved the nomination...
    Priest in Boston abuse scandal arrested (05/03/02)
    The Associated Press BOSTON -- One of the most notorious figures in the sex abuse scandal engulfing the Roman Catholic Church was arrested Thursday on charges he repeatedly raped a young boy, sometimes in a church confessional, during the 1980s. The Rev. Paul Shanley, 71, who has advocated sex between men and boys, voluntarily surrendered at an apartment in San Diego on three counts of raping a child in Massachusetts...
    Le Pen criticizes Chirac before thin crowd of 3,000 (05/03/02)
    MARSEILLE, France -- Rain dampened Jean-Marie Le Pen's parade Thursday, and the presidential candidate found barely 3,000 supporters at what was supposed to be a triumphant rally to end his campaign. "Paris is the heart of France, but Marseille is the heart of the National Front," he told the small, cheering crowd, thanking them for carrying him to an upset victory in the election's first round...
    Taliban prisoners head home (05/03/02)
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Newly freed from Afghanistan's most notorious prison, gaunt and bewildered Taliban inmates spoke Thursday of being packed 50 to 60 in cells meant for five and starvation rations that sometimes led to death. Hundreds of inmates -- heads shaved for lice and ratty clothes hanging loosely from wasted bodies -- wrapped themselves in thin shawls against the evening chill as they waited in the Afghan capital of Kabul for buses to take them home...
    Lindbergh's grandson repeats historic flight (05/03/02)
    LE BOURGET, France -- Erik Lindbergh popped out of the cockpit Thursday, furiously waving his arms in the air at the end of his 17-hour flight from New York to Paris. He was celebrating the replication of his grandfather's groundbreaking solo and nonstop flight across the Atlantic in 1927. ...
    Businessman turns villain after coup failed in Venezuela (05/03/02)
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- Pedro Carmona was a respected businessman before he assumed quasi-dictatorial powers last month during the attempted ouster of President Hugo Chavez. Now, in the eyes of many in this South American nation, Carmona is Public Enemy No. 1...
    Arafat blows kisses touring West Bank as confinement ends (05/03/02)
    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Blowing kisses to children and flashing V-for-victory signs, Yasser Arafat toured his battle-scarred West Bank capital Thursday, vacated hours earlier by the Israeli troops and tanks that confined the Palestinian leader to his office for more than a month...
    Scoreless tie earns league title for ND (05/03/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Notre Dame clinched the SEMO Conference girls' soccer championship in a scoreless, double-overtime battle with second-place Jackson. Jackson (11-1-1, 3-1-1) owes its only league loss to Notre Dame (10-2-3, 4-0-2). Notre Dame goalie Katie Palmer and Jackson's Whitney Werner had shutouts...
    Haman learned about javelin, titles in a hurry (05/03/02)
    When Courtney Haman signed with Southeast Missouri State University's track & field program in 1999, she had an idea she might be asked to learn the javelin. But little did Haman know that she would quickly turn into the Ohio Valley Conference's best...
    Otahks look to soften blow of 13-25 season (05/03/02)
    Southeast Missouri State University's softball team can make up for its first losing season under coach Lana Richmond in just one weekend. The fifth-seeded Otahkians (13-25) play today in the six-team Ohio Valley Conference Tournament in Richmond, Ky., facing fourth-seeded Austin Peay (19-33-1) at 10 a.m...
    The 10-minute interview - Jaret Willi (05/03/02)
    Jamie: Since you grew up in DuQuoin, Ill., did you spend much time at the DuQuoin State Fair?Jaret: Oh yeah, every year. What was the best thing about it?Jaret: Eating all that junk food and hanging out with friends. You'd see friends you hadn't seen in a while. It was a good time...
    Eastern Ill., Tenn. State are meet favorites (05/03/02)
    Five-time defending men's champion Eastern Illinois and defending women's champion Tennessee State will be favored again in today's Ohio Valley Conference track and field championships, but neither will have the advantage Southeast has. Being at home...
    Boone, Cameron set mark with back-to-back HR feat (05/03/02)
    CHICAGO -- Mike Cameron made history in more than one way Thursday. Cameron and Bret Boone became the first teammates in major league history to both hit two home runs in the same inning, connecting back-to-back twice in Seattle's 10-run first against the White Sox on Thursday night...
    Sosa adds two HRs, helps Cubs end five-game slide (05/03/02)
    SAN DIEGO -- Sammy Sosa homered in consecutive at-bats, giving him four in two games, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 6-1 Thursday to end their season-high five-game losing streak. Sosa took over the major league lead with 12 homers, one ahead of Houston's Lance Berkman and Florida's Cliff Floyd. Sosa also moved into a tie with Jose Canseco for 22nd on the career list with 462, one more than Ken Griffey Jr...
    Swing of the road - Floyd completes Marlins' rally (05/03/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Eight of Cliff Floyd's 11 home runs have come on the road, and it's no accident. Floyd, who connected for the third time in three days in the Florida Marlins' 9-6 come-from-behind victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, loathes hitting in Miami. He's batting .372 with 15 RBIs on the road and .286 with nine RBIs at home...
    Hasek slams Blues, puts Wings up 1-0 (05/03/02)
    DETROIT -- Red Wings goalie Dominik Hasek credited defense and a little luck for Detroit's win. He neglected to mention his own part. Hasek wowed the Joe Louis Arena crowd with many of his 23 saves as the Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues 2-0 Thursday night in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series...
    Do you have a champion tree? It's possible (05/03/02)
    There is something about a big tree that commands interest, respect, and a certain amount of awe. Trees are the largest and oldest living organisms. The giant redwoods (Sequoia gigantea) reach a height of 325 feet and a diameter of 30 to 35 feet at their base...
    Sports digest 5/3/02 (05/03/02)
    Baseball
  • Lou Gehrig's famous farewell speech, in which he called himself "the luckiest man on the face of the earth," will be repeated by celebrities in 15 major league parks before games on June 1. The unique promotion was created by major league baseball and Project ALS to call attention to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the disease that took the Hall of Fame baseball player's life and now is commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's disease."...
  • Cabaret series announced for fall (05/03/02)
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Andrea Marcovicci as Gertrude Lawrence, Paula West as herself, Klea Blackhurst singing Ethel Merman, and KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler performing the songs of Gershwin are on tap in the 2002 Grandel Theatre Cabaret Series to begin in September...
    Ashanti strikes gold (05/03/02)
    NEW YORK -- It seems as if everything Ashanti touches these days turns to gold -- or platinum. The 21-year-old R&B singer has a No. 1 hit song, "Foolish"; she knocked Celine Dion from the top of the charts with her self-titled debut album, which has sold 1 million copies in less than a month; and she has had three simultaneous top 10 hits on the Billboard charts, a feat last accomplished by The Beatles...
    Over my dead body 5/3 (05/03/02)
    These are the 10 sons Elsie VanMeter of Cairo, Ill., could not live without: 1. "Go Light Your World" -- Kathy Troccoli Let your faith be a light in the darkness of this world. 2. "Forever Young" -- Rod Stewart I think we all hope there is someone who will remember us this way...
    Boardman retrospective - A lifetime in love with art (05/03/02)
    The late John Boardman was an architect by profession and an artist at heart. When he died at the end of 1999, he left behind sketch books filled with thousands of drawings few people have ever seen. He slept only a few hours each night and often was working on multiple pieces of art and architecture projects at the same time...
    Rayburn Clark (05/03/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Rayburn Clark, 75, of Sikeston died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Aug. 3, 1926, in Waldenburg, Ark., son of Earnest and Lucy Terry Clark. He and Imogene T. Williams were married April 26, 1956, in St. Louis...
    Alvin Milam (05/03/02)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Alvin W. "Al" Milam, 69, of Jonesboro died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at his home. He was born Oct. 6, 1932, in Stokes, Ark., son of Willis and Stella Holder Milam. He and Lillian Smith were married Dec. 12, 1951, in Pocahontas, Ark...
    Harold Lee (05/03/02)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Harold Eugene Lee, 72, of Charleston died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 15, 1930, in Charleston, son of John Marion and Delia May Sitzes Lee. He and Dorothy Jean Griffith were married Aug. 13, 1955, in Charleston...
    Paul Job (05/03/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Paul H. Job, 81, of Jackson died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Monticello House. He was born Dec. 9, 1920, at Dutchtown, Mo., son of Leo and Alma Schmidt Job. He and Melba M. Moore were married June 14, 1941, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau...
    John Morrison (05/03/02)
    OAK RIDGE, Mo. -- John T. Morrison, 79, of Oak Ridge died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at his home. He was born Sept. 8, 1922, at Uniontown, Mo., son of Chalmer Vest and Hedwig Bock Morrison. He and Helen Dost were married Aug. 8, 1951. Morrison was a dairy farmer. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church at Uniontown, Mo...
    Helen Rose (05/03/02)
    Helen Rose, 75, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Ratliff Care Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Wilma Tate (05/03/02)
    Wilma Tate, 92, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Regent Care Nursing Center in San Antonio, Texas. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Frederick Jueneman (05/03/02)
    Frederick R. Jueneman, 90, of Fairfield, Calif., died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at Laurel Creek Health Center in Fairfield. He was born Aug. 4, 1911, at Fort Logan, Colo., son of George and Ruby Ireland Jueneman. He and Rodney Carmack were married Sept. 7, 1938, in Cape Girardeau. They lived in Cape Girardeau from 1938-48...
    Iva Laub (05/03/02)
    BENTON, Mo. -- Iva Mae Laub, 70, of Benton died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 30, 1931, at Sikeston, Mo., daughter of William Lee and Iva Mae Gray Bohannon Sr. She and William Harold Laub were married April 3, 1948, at Kewanee, Mo...
    Edith Ford (05/03/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Edith Jeannette Ancell Ford, 92, of Sikeston died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Clearview Nursing Center. She was born Nov. 23, 1909, at Sikeston, daughter of Robert Frank and Essie Jackson Carter. She first married Lynn Ancell May 3, 1931, in Blytheville, Ark. He died Dec. 18, 1948. She later married Leonard E. Ford Oct. 27, 1951, in St. Louis. He died in 1955...
    Ruby Rogers (05/03/02)
    OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Ruby Bell Harp Coleson Rogers, 90, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Olive Branch, died Thursday, May 2, 2002 at Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 14, 1911 in Cache, she was the daughter of John and Myrtle Potts Harp...
    Betty Obermann (05/03/02)
    DUTCHTOWN, Mo. -- Betty L. Obermann, 75, of Dutchtown died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Delvie and Hazel May Stephens Oxford. She and H.W. "Bud" Obermann were married Jan. 18, 1948, at Gordonville, Mo...
    Cape police report 05/03/02 (05/03/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, May 3 DWIJacqueline Michelle Rodgers, Benton, Mo, was issued a summons Wednesday for driving while intoxicated and other traffic violations. ArrestsCharles Emmanual Thompson, 37, 624 Boxwood, was arrested Wednesday for possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to distribute...
    Cape fire report 5/3 (05/03/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, May 3 Firefighters responded to these calls Thursday:At 10:26 a.m., a medical assist at 1105 Linden. At 10:28 a.m., a structure fire at 1130 N. West End Blvd. At 11:37 a.m., an alarm sounding at 1112 Linden. At 1:03 p.m., an alarm sounding at 345 Rockport...
    Out of the past 5/3/02 (05/03/02)
    10 years ago: May 3, 1992 The $25 activity fee Southeast Missouri State University students pay each semester helps fund everything from athletics to Student Government; activity fee was levied for first time in fall semester; prior to that, student activities were funded out of university's general operations budge; for 1991-92 year, fee has generated about $36,000...
    Children depending on Cairo's teachers (05/03/02)
    Sometimes, when times are tough and pressures abound, professionals can forget why they began their careers in the first place. No doubt that is what's happening in Cairo, Ill., where 71 union teachers picked about a month before graduation as the time to go on strike...
    School funding search is good government (05/03/02)
    When Perry County voters passed a 50-cent school tax increase in November, it was by no means a financial windfall. That school district's tax remains below Jackson's and well below Cape Girardeau's. Some seem to forget that Perry County had released two lists of cuts: one with educational programs and positions that would go whether the tax increase passed or not and a second list of programs that would go only if the tax didn't pass...
    Mayor learning every day (05/03/02)
    I feel it's finally time for me to respond to the recent misunderstanding surrounding any type of earnings or commuter tax. In a recent interview with a Southeast Missourian reporter that I viewed as a brainstorming session, I mentioned that we would be looking at a number of ways to potentially generate more revenue. ...
    Speak out 5/3 (05/03/02)
    Pray for peace IT DOESN'T seem like Afghans know what to pray for. I would think praying for peace might be a good thing. Teaching children as young as 3 not to walk around with toy guns in their arms, emulating war, might be a good thing. I would like to think, in a country that size, that they might have someone with enough integrity and honor to lead their nation. ...
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