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Stories from Monday, May 6, 2002

Families growing food at community garden (05/06/02)
LABEL: First of its kind in county By Sam Blackwell ~ Southeast Missourian When Cape Girardeau police officer Dan Seger saw four people trying to tear up the ground at Ranney Park last week, he stopped his patrol car to help...
Iris growers plan show at mall (05/06/02)
Irises will be at their blooming best at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park next weekend. "You'll see spectacular colors and many varieties," said Charles Pickett, an iris fancier for more than a 50 years. Gardeners will be looking at two big awards at the Southeast Missouri Iris Society Show Saturday and Sunday at the Famous Barr court of the shopping center...
City revenue team ready to present ideas on budget (05/06/02)
The Cape Girardeau City Council will hear a formal presentation from the revenue team tonight, a group of city employees who have been working at finding solutions to increase the city's revenue for more than six months. The council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and will take place at the council chambers at city hall...
Cape architect's homes toured (05/06/02)
The legacy of John L.E. Boardman was honored Sunday with an architectural tour of homes hosted by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. About 200 people went on the tour, which included six locations, both residential and commercial properties. Judy Hutson, who hosted dozens of people at her town home on Aquamsi Bluff, said that it was a shame that Boardman never got to see the finished product that she, her husband and Boardman began. ...
Open house part of closing chapter of Schultz School (05/06/02)
About 50 former and present students, teachers and administrators from L.J. Schultz School gathered Sunday with friends and family members to celebrate the building's 88-year history. Throughout the afternoon they toured the school, watched a video slide show about the school and shared their memories over punch and a cake with a picture of the school made out of frosting...
Cape police report 5/6 (05/06/02)
Cape Girardeau Monday, May 6 ArrestsMichael R. Martin, 18, 701 Normal, was arrested Saturday on two warrants. Summer Shatrine, 19, of Hayti, Mo., was arrested Saturday on two warrants. Skyler P. Lee, 28, of Jackson, Mo., was arrested Sunday for driving while intoxicated...
Derby drivers get ready for big race (05/06/02)
Clayton Hill has his pit crew for the 2002 Soap Box Derby. Granddad John Hill Jr., a former Soap Box Derby racer, and dad Trae Hill will be in Clayton's corner when the Cape Girardeau race is held May 18. "The Hills have changed," said 14-year-old Clayton...
Animal fair at Kelso on Saturday (05/06/02)
Southeast Missouri KELSO, Mo. -- There'll be something new at the Kelso Feed animal fair this year -- Shrine clowns. "We'd really like for the clowns to enter their 'invisible dog' in the pet parade," said Carolyn Cauble, coordinator of the third annual fair to be held from 2 to 7 p.m. at Kelso Feed...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (05/06/02)
7 p.m. Monday Public Hearings
  • A public hearing regarding the request of AmerenUE for a special use permit for an electrical distribution substation at 7 North Ellis Street in a C-1, local commercial district. A public hearing regarding the request of William R. and Kathryn F. Swan for a special use permit for a 160-foot telecommunication tower at 1606 N. Kingshighway in a C-1, local commercial district...
  • Money promised for nursing homes spread through budget (05/06/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Several other states already were using a creative technique to get more federal money when Missouri officials decided to try the same thing. Because the federal government was considering a crackdown on the practice, then-Gov. Mel Carnahan wrote to President Clinton with a plea to approve Missouri's money request...
    Agency knew about girl's disappearance for 6 days (05/06/02)
    MIAMI -- Florida's Department of Children and Families waited six days to tell police that it lost track of a 5-year-old girl under the state's care, according to internal memos obtained by The Miami Herald. E-mails exchanged between caseworkers and the department's administrators in Tallahassee revealed that the agency instead used an internal procedure to try to locate Rilya Wilson, the newspaper reported Sunday...
    Bishop visits small-town church in local abuse scandal (05/06/02)
    SESSER, Ill. -- After traveling to the Vatican to discuss sexual abuse by priests with the pope, U.S. Conference of Bishops President Wilton Gregory came to a small-town church that has been hit in the most personal way by the growing national scandal...
    SIU students test their mettle in war games (05/06/02)
    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- They moved slowly through the underbrush, careful to avoid stepping on any branch that could break and give away their position. Their faces, smeared with the tick green wax paint that comes with the military uniform, were set in determination to accomplish their tasks as part of the weekend military maneuvers which pitted the Southern Illinois University Army ROTC cadets against each other in mock battle situations...
    Missouri revokes 160 teaching certificates (05/06/02)
    The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Since Missouri began requiring criminal background checks of certified educators in mid-1998, the state has revoked the certificates of 160 educators and denied them to 20 applicants, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in Sunday's editions...
    Unclear how pastor will pay judgment (05/06/02)
    LEBANON, Mo. -- Gordon Winrod has been ordered to pay $26.1 million in damages for abducting his grandchildren, but it's unclear how the Ozark County pastor will come up with the money. After four and a half hours of deliberation Saturday a Laclede County jury decided that Winrod, 74, his son, Stephen, and daughter, Carol, must pay the damages to Erika Leppert, her brother, Nathan Leppert, their father, Tim Leppert, and uncle Joel Leppert...
    Stocks fall sharply, Nasdaq at seven-month low (05/06/02)
    AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- With no upbeat news to cheer Wall Street on Monday, investors once again sold off stocks, sending the Nasdaq composite index to its lowest close in nearly seven months and the Dow industrials down nearly 200 points...
    Powell says Iraq weapons inspections are separate goal (05/06/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration wants new leadership in Iraq even if Saddam Hussein allows U.N. inspectors to resume their search for weapons of mass destruction, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday. President Bush has declared Saddam a menace and pledged to remove him from power, although the administration says it has not decided how or when that goal will be achieved. ...
    Bush attends church, jogs before opening new T-ball season (05/06/02)
    WASHINGTON -- As "commissioner" Cal Ripken Jr. looked on, President Bush cried "Play ball!" Sunday to inaugurate a second season of his White House T-ball league. On a brilliant spring day, Bush presided over a game that was supposed to have been played Sept. 16 but was postponed after the terrorist attacks...
    Landing a coveted White House tour helps to know a congressman (05/06/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress are seeing to it that lobbying groups, donors, friends and family still can visit the White House even though the public generally cannot. Once available to anyone with the patience to stand in line, White House tours were halted Sept. 11 for security reasons and are available now to school groups or by special arrangement...
    Pesticide blamed for frog mutations (05/06/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Male frogs exposed to even low doses of a common weed killer can develop multiple sex organs -- sometimes both male and female -- researchers in California have discovered. "I was very much surprised," at the impact of atrazine on developing frogs, said Tyrone B. Hayes of the University of California at Berkeley...
    Powell says U.S. to pull out of treaty making court (05/06/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The United States will tell the United Nations this week it is renouncing formal involvement in a treaty creating the first permanent war crimes tribunal, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday. Powell said the Bush administration will notify U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan that the United States has no intention of ratifying the treaty and now considers itself "no longer bound in any way to its purpose and objective," Powell said on ABC's "This Week."...
    Rural mail delivery to go on in Nebraska despite pipe bombs (05/06/02)
    OMAHA, Neb. -- Rural carriers planned to deliver mail as scheduled on Monday despite the discovery of 14 mailbox pipe bombs across the Midwest in recent days, authorities said Sunday. But postal officials warned customers that the doors of roadside mailboxes must be taped or otherwise kept open. Affected are customers in Nebraska, Iowa and northwest Illinois...
    Tornado kills four in west Texas town (05/06/02)
    HAPPY, Texas -- A tornado swept through a western Texas town Sunday night, killing at least four people and injuring others. Several people were missing, said Mary Lenz, spokeswoman for the State Division of Emergency Management. Twenty homes were heavily damaged along Interstate 27 in Happy, a small town about 30 miles south of Amarillo...
    Two officers, one suspect shot after bank robbery attempt (05/06/02)
    Associated Press WriterBRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) -- Two police officers were wounded and a suspect killed during a Monday gun battle along a busy thoroughfare following a bank robbery, authorities said. The incident began about 1 p.m. after a robbery at the Bank of America branch in this suburb just south of Nashville, said a spokesman for Nashville police, which were assisting with the investigation...
    Judge orders Cardinal Law to answer questions in lawsuit (05/06/02)
    Associated Press WriterBOSTON (AP) -- A judge Monday ordered Cardinal Bernard Law to give a deposition on Wednesday in the civil litigation against John Geoghan, the now-defrocked priest accused of molesting scores of youngsters. Superior Court Judge Constance Sweeney expressed concern that Law might not be available to answer questions under oath unless the deposition were held soon...
    Common antibiotic slows Gehrig's disease in mice (05/06/02)
    An ordinary antibiotic slowed the progression of Lou Gehrig's disease in mice, suggesting a potential new approach for treating people, researchers report. The disease, formally known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, attacks nerve cells that control movement. As these cells degenerate, an affected person becomes progressively paralyzed. Most cases appear between the ages of 40 and 70, and death follows an average of four years after symptoms appear...
    People talk 5/6/02 (05/06/02)
    Comic shows interest in minor league team BROCKTON, Mass. -- Comedian Bill Murray is taking such an active interest in Brockton's new minor league baseball team he may eventually become part owner. The star of "Caddyshack" and "Stripes" is a baseball fanatic and unofficial "director of fun" for the Brockton Rox, who start play this month in the independent Northern League in a new $17 million stadium...
    Boston's Cardinal Law acknowledges pain of sexual abuse victims (05/06/02)
    Cardinal Bernard Law on Sunday acknowledged the anguish caused by the archdiocese's withdrawal from a settlement with 86 alleged victims of sexual abuse and said he would seek an "equitable solution." In a rare, detailed accounting of the church's legal affairs, Law explained that the archdiocese's Finance Council had rejected the agreement because of what he called a "laudable" concern about the growing number of victims and the church's diminishing resources...
    Sharon, Bush to discuss overhaul of Palestinian Authority (05/06/02)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Monday he shared Israel's disappointment with Yasser Arafat as he prepared for talks at the White House with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. "He has disappointed me," Bush said of the Palestinian leader as he toured a school in Southfield, Mich. "He must lead. He must show the world that he believes in peace."...
    Israelis, Palestinians near agreement on church standoff (05/06/02)
    Associated Press WriterBETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) -- Israel and the Palestinians appeared close to resolving the 35-day standoff at the Church of the Nativity, but were still at odds Monday on how many Palestinian gunmen would be removed from the shrine and sent into exile...
    Pope takes a break from Vatican, travels to spa island (05/06/02)
    ISCHIA, Italy -- After weeks of stress from health problems and sex abuse scandals stinging the Roman Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II took a break from the Vatican and traveled to a spa island Sunday in the first of several trips that will test his stamina in the coming months...
    Israel alleges direct Arafat to terror (05/06/02)
    AP Diplomatic WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Israel's vigorous campaign to link Yasser Arafat to terror attacks has not yet convinced the Bush administration, which is urging the Israelis to negotiate with the Palestinians. An avalanche of allegations from Israel, which also seeks to ascribe a direct role to Saudi Arabia in financing terrorists, could complicate President Bush's meeting Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, as well as the administration's attempt to push Israel toward a land-for-peace deal with Arafat's Palestinian Authority.. ...
    Right-wing Dutch politician reportedly shot and killed (05/06/02)
    Associated Press WriterHILVERSUM, Netherlands (AP) -- Right-wing Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn, who led his anti-immigration party to a position of prominence in Dutch politics, was shot six times and killed Monday as he left a radio interview, Dutch television reported...
    Archaeologists stumble onto pyramid (05/06/02)
    CAIRO, Egypt -- Archaeologists have discovered the 110th pyramid to be uncovered in Egypt -- the 4,500-year-old tomb of a queen whose identity remains a mystery, the country's antiquities director said Sunday. "When we discover in Egypt a tomb or a statue, it's something important," said Zahi Hawass, director of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Antiquities. "But when we discover a pyramid, it's the most important thing."...
    Church standoff agreement nearing (05/06/02)
    BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- Palestinian officials said early Monday that a deal had been struck to end a monthlong standoff at the Church of Nativity, although a top Israeli official said there had been progress but no deal. Israeli officials said negotiations on the Bethlehem church standoff continued as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon arrived in the United States for talks with President Bush...
    Chirac defeats Le Pen in landslide (05/06/02)
    PARIS -- President Jacques Chirac was re-elected Sunday in a landslide victory over extreme-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, after a dramatic presidential race that shook France to its foundations. The conservative Chirac was re-elected by the highest margin in the history of France's 44-year-old Fifth Republic. But the win, though huge, was less of a ringing endorsement of Chirac than a ringing rejection of Le Pen, joined by all of France's major political forces...
    Capsule carrying world's second space tourist lands (05/06/02)
    STAR CITY, Russia -- South African Internet millionaire Mark Shuttleworth landed safely on the Kazakh steppe Sunday after a 10-day space voyage that cost him $20 million, emerged from the Soyuz capsule with a broad smile and said it was "the best thing I've ever done."...
    Effects mixed in targeting terrorist assets (05/06/02)
    Business is bustling at Yemen's Al-Nur honey shop, where customers are more interested in the products for sale than in the Bush administration's decision to freeze the company's assets and label it a terrorist organization. In Switzerland, the former owner of a holding company said he hasn't had any trouble withdrawing cash since his name appeared on a list of individuals and organizations linked to al-Qaida...
    Blose was a surprise in tourney (05/06/02)
    Jimmy Blose had few expectations entering last week's Ohio Valley Conference Golf Tournament. "I figured it was just a learning experience for me," he said. But Blose ended up getting more than he bargained for, finishing second during the event in Paducah, Ky...
    Huge fifth inning lifts Indians past Tenn. Tech (05/06/02)
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State University used a huge fifth inning Sunday to win another Ohio Valley Conference series. The Indians scored eight runs in the fifth to go ahead for good as they defeated Tennessee Tech 12-6. The squads had split Saturday's doubleheader...
    Choi makes history by winning Compaq title (05/06/02)
    NEW ORLEANS -- It was 4 a.m. in South Korea when K.J. Choi began the final round of the Compaq Classic. The hour didn't stop his fans from watching on television. "People will miss work to watch," said Hie-Man Hwang, a South Korean journalist who flew in for Sunday's round. "He can make history, it's a very big thing in Korea."...
    Patient Stewart wins wreck-filled race (05/06/02)
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Patience paid off for Tony Stewart in the wreck-filled Pontiac Excitement 400. Steering clear of a record-tying number of accidents, Stewart pulled away from rookie Ryan Newman on a restart with 17 laps to go Sunday in the rain-delayed race...
    Mariners sweep aside Yankees (05/06/02)
    NEW YORK -- Ruben Sierra homered and drove in four runs and Joel Pineiro held down the New York Yankees for six innings as the Seattle Mariners completed a three-game sweep with a 10-6 victory Sunday. The Mariners have won 11 of 12 at Yankee Stadium in the regular season following their third sweep ever in New York. But Seattle's last two seasons ended in the AL championship series in New York...
    Maddux in fine form as Braves nab 4-2 victory (05/06/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Greg Maddux didn't look like a pitcher who's still taking things slowly. Maddux, on the disabled list for the first time in his career last month due to a lower back injury, pitched six shutout innings to lead the Atlanta Braves over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Sunday...
    War Emblem likely Preakness favorite (05/06/02)
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Now that he's won the Kentucky Derby with War Emblem, trainer Bob Baffert is looking ahead. Sort of. "I got the Derby," he said Sunday morning outside Barn 33, barely 12 hours after his 20-1 long shot went wire-to-wire to win Derby. "Triple Crown? You get it, you get it. I'm not going to worry about it. We got the Derby."...
    Sports digest 5/6/02 (05/06/02)
    AREA Southeast's Nett makes All-Tournament team RICHMOND, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State University junior second baseman Brooke Nett was selected to the 12-player Ohio Valley Conference All-Tournament team Sunday as the OVC Softball Championships ended...
    Berkman powers Astros' rout (05/06/02)
    HOUSTON -- Lance Berkman homered twice to tie Sammy Sosa for the major league lead and had five RBIs Sunday as the Houston Astros routed the New York Mets 12-1. Berkman and Sosa both have 13 homers. Houston starter Roy Oswalt, 0-for-13 this season as a batter coming in, had a career high three RBIs, hitting a three-run single in the fifth inning, a bases-loaded blooper that bounced off the glove of second baseman Joe McEwing into the face of center fielder Jay Payton, then rolled away...
    A place to get dates, but where to buy the ring? (05/06/02)
    smoyers And they say diamonds are forever. Paducah, Ky.-based Michelson Jewelers has announced that it will shut down all of its stores outside Paducah, Ky., meaning the Cape Girardeau jewelry store that has been at the mall since it opened in 1981 will close before the summer ends...
    Blend of hip-hop, bluegrass meant for Appalachian inmates (05/06/02)
    WHITESBURG, Ky. -- Some call the unusual blend of rural and urban music hillbilly hip-hop. Others call it hick-hop. The collaboration of banjos, fiddles and drums set to a beat that would leave a rapper out of breath was created to reach inmates from big cities who are in rural Appalachian prisons...
    Phyllis Diller ending 47 years of comedy (05/06/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- Phyllis Diller is hanging up her wigs and ending her road career as a purveyor of raucous one-liners that skewered fads, fancies, imaginary husband Fang and her own cosmetic surgery. For 47 years, the housewife-turned-comedian -- and trailblazer for female stand-up comedians -- has delighted audiences with her frizzy hair, outrageous costumes and an explosive laugh that could make strong dogs howl...
    Business memo 05/06/02 (05/06/02)
    Fewer Americans filing insurance claims For a second week in a row, fewer Americans filed new claims for unemployment insurance, suggesting that the budding economic recovery is easing the pace of layoffs. The Labor Department reported last week that for the work week ending April 27, new claims for jobless benefits dropped by a seasonally adjusted 10,000 to 418,000, the lowest since March 23. The week before, claims dropped by 24,000...
    People on the move 05/06/02 (05/06/02)
    Five win company award from Chevrolet Five Brennecke Chevrolet professionals recently achieved the highest national level possible in a program sponsored by General Motors. Lee Ruebel and David Richardson, sales consultants, along with Karl Adams and Paul Westrich, service technicians, and Theresa Horst, service adviser, all achieved the platinum level, the highest award given in the 2001 Mark of Excellence program.. ...
    Helpful hardware, software support on the endangered list (05/06/02)
    SAN JOSE, Calif. Tony Biria was thrilled to receive a Palm m505 computer as a gift last year. That handheld has turned out to be a handful. The gadget worked great for three weeks. Then it refused to synchronize with Biria's PC. He sought answers from old-fashioned phone tech support, Palm's Web site and online chats with Palm engineers...
    Get ready, get set -- then go after a mortgage (05/06/02)
    NEW YORK -- The arrival of spring signals the start of home buying season, and many young apartment renters are wondering if they can afford a house. Home ownership has risen steadily in recent years because mortgages have been available at relatively low interest rates, currently about 7 percent for a fixed-rate loan. Nearly 68 percent of all American families own their own homes, according to U.S. Census data...
    Better harmony in version two of collaboration software (05/06/02)
    NEW YORK -- Imagine working on a business proposal on your computer. While you're typing, somebody else's text also appears, paragraphs away from your cursor. It's not a ghost in the machine, just your colleague on the other side of the country, pitching in with her part. You're creating and editing the document together, using Groove, a sophisticated but very accessible piece of software...
    Janice Dial (05/06/02)
    PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- Janice C. Montgomery Dial, 77, of Portageville died Friday, May 3, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 12, 1924, at Wardell, Mo., daughter of John and Beulah Tanner Montgomery. She and Richard P. Dial were married Dec. 27, 1943, at Boekerton, Mo. He preceded her in death May 20, 1998...
    Nola Hays (05/06/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Nola Mae "Diddie" Hays, 74, of Sikeston died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at her residence. She was born June 3, 1927, in Commerce, Mo., daughter of Robert Raymond and Mary Elizabeth Burns Hampton. She and Everett W. Hays Sr. were married Nov. 15, 1944, at Sikeston...
    Raymond Briggs (05/06/02)
    MOUNDS, Ill. -- Raymond Robert Briggs, 61, of Mounds died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at his home. He was born April 6, 1941, at Mineral Point, Mo., son of Wilson W. and Alice Blackburn Briggs. He and Dora Ann Mouser were married July 16, 1964, at Jackson, Mo...
    Ella Dunivan (05/06/02)
    BROWNWOOD, Mo. -- Ella M. Dunivan, 91, of Brownwood died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at the Advance Nursing Center. She was born Aug. 6, 1910, at Bertrand, Mo. She and Clarence Dunivan were married May 10, 1926. He preceded her in death May 2, 1984. Dunivan was retired from Inland Shoe Co. in Advance, Mo., after working as a seamstress for 25 years...
    Freda Froemsdorf (05/06/02)
    Freda M. Froemsdorf, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
    Arnold Roth (05/06/02)
    ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Arnold L. Roth, 79, of Altenburg died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 13, 1922, at Wittenburg, Mo., son of Leo A. and Linna Mueller Roth. He and Violet Engert were married Sept. 2, 1945...
    Corinne Ashley (05/06/02)
    SPARTA, Ill. -- Corinne H. Ashley, 76, of Sparta died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, May 5, 2002, at the Randolph County Care Center in Sparta. She was born June 30, 1925, at Gordonville, Mo., daughter of Albert and Amanda Deneke Blumenberg. She and James Ashley were marred Oct. 24, 1948, at Gordonville...
    Harve Calvin (05/06/02)
    ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- Harve "Dillie" Calvin Jr., 78, of Escondido, formerly of Mound City, Ill., and Carbondale, Ill., died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2002, at the Sunbridge East Care Center in Escondido. He was born April 2, 1924, at Mound City, son of Harve Augustus Sr. and Elizabeth Amanda McDaniel Calvin. He was married to Alice Lucille Prim...
    Wilma Tate (05/06/02)
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Wilma Wampler Tate, 92, of San Antonio died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Regent Care Nursing Center in San Antonio. She was born Jan. 24, 1910, at Lutesville, Mo., daughter of John W. and Bertie F. Reed Wampler. She and Cecil Tate were married Oct. 15, 1955. He died Oct. 21, 1983...
    Cape fire report 5/6 (05/06/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, May 6 On Saturday, firefighters responded to the following calls:At 5:19 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1315 Broadway. At 6:10 p.m., an alarm sounding at 4614 Nash Road. At 6:16 p.m., an emergency medical service at Broadway and Kingshighway...
    Out of the past 5/6/02 (05/06/02)
    10 years ago: May 6, 1992 Missouri officials received good news and bad news yesterday with Illinois Gov. John Edgar's unveiling of new $5.4 billion, five-year highway program; good news is Cape Girardeau's Mississippi River bridge project is included in highway plan; bad news is most of funding for project isn't...
    Award-winning volunteers set example (05/06/02)
    PMany have full-time jobs and still manage to vote several hours a week to community service. What a terrific community we live in when 27 people are worthy of volunteer recognition from the United Way. The organization held its annual Volunteer Recognition Awards Luncheon recently, honoring people who give freely of their time for the betterment of others' lives...
    United Way takes care with distribution (05/06/02)
    With the nation at war and the economy only beginning to look brighter, there is an unprecedented need for those in a position to do so to contribute to agencies that help the less fortunate. However, due to bad publicity on the national level -- not the local level, remember -- for certain charities, even the most generous pause before they part with their money...
    Out-of-town volunteers give help (05/06/02)
    To the editor: The members of the American Red Cross disaster relief team who have been at work in the community since the devastating storms hit our area would like to thank everyone for the help and support they have given. Immediately after the storm cut a path through the community, the Red Cross brought in specially trained disaster workers to assist members of the local Red Cross chapter in providing groceries, new clothing, medicine, temporary housing, home repairs, household items, transportation and tools to storm victims.. ...
    Speak out 5/6/02 (05/06/02)
    Why punish them? IT SEEMS to me these right-wingers want to punish the people that weren't able to save money in their younger, working days. But people fail to realize that those people who weren't able to save still worked, and paid taxes, voted, and laid the groundwork for those people who don't have much compassion. ...
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