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Stories from Monday, July 1, 2002

Elk ranches troubled by brain ailment (07/01/02)
FORT SCOTT, Kan. -- To the storied Kansas landscape of roaming buffalo and playful deer and antelope, add the elk. That is, domestic elk -- those raised behind tall fences. It's been a growing industry over the years but times have been a little rocky lately for many elk ranchers...
Search continues for missing man (07/01/02)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- The search for a man who fell into the Mississippi River in New Madrid County while fishing Saturday will continue today. The name of the man has not yet been released. Johnny McWhiter, communications supervisor for the New Madrid Police Department, said crews spent the day Sunday searching for the man, who "went into the river when fishing around 3 p.m. Saturday and never came back up."...
SEMO hopes to flush out energy savings (07/01/02)
Southeast Missouri State University is installing more efficient commodes and modified faucets in campus buildings as part of a $13.5 million energy savings project that covers everything from fluorescent light fixtures to the campus power plant. Southeast's power plant hasn't generated electricity for the past two years. But thanks to equipment improvements and repairs, the coal-fueled plant is expected to start generating its own power again in August...
Grasshoppers vex farmers in Nebraska (07/01/02)
KEARNEY, Neb. -- Drought is not the only thing ravaging Nebraska's crops. Swarms of grasshoppers also are spreading havoc among farmers in central areas of the state, according to the Nebraska Farm Bureau. That comes despite efforts last month by a coalition of ranchers in the area to kill off young grasshoppers with spray insecticide...
Pilot program will offer free fruits, veggies to students (07/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- Free fruits and vegetables or junk food: The government hopes public school students will go with the healthier option in a trial program that promotes good nutrition and offers farmers a chance to earn some extra money. This fall, 100 schools in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa will receive $6 million to offer students free produce. ...
New clinic opens next to Missouri Veterans Home (07/01/02)
To Genise Denton of the veterans hospital in Poplar Bluff, Mo., having a veterans medical clinic next to a veterans home is a great idea. One of those why-didn't-we-think-of-it-sooner ideas. Officials from the state-funded Missouri Veterans Home and the federal-funded Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center have teamed up to build a medical facility on the same ground as the veterans home at the Interstate 55 interchange with Highway 61 near the Jackson and Cape Girardeau city limits. ...
Indian center has new site and goal (07/01/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Heart of America Indian Center has a new home and an amended mission: preserving native traditions while remaining relevant to the larger regional culture. "I can't tell you how many times I hear people say, 'There are Indians in Kansas City?"' said Pam Slade, a center staff member...
Thousands of Missourians face cutoff of welfare aid (07/01/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Hundreds of poor Missourians were to lose their cash welfare benefits today because of a five-year time limit required under a federal law. Of Missouri's 48,000 families receiving temporary cash benefits through the state Department of Social Services, 414 will have exhausted their eligibility today...
Cabdriver accused of taking fares on terror ride (07/01/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A beer-drinking rookie cabdriver turned a routine ride into 90 minutes of terror for three passengers who furtively phoned police as the taxi careened through city streets at high speeds. The trip ended with the driver's arrest in the parking lot of a car wash in suburban Grandview, about 10 miles south of the eastern Kansas City hotel where the three New Orleans men were staying...
Sikeston's 50th annual rodeo coming up (07/01/02)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- The 50th annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo is just over a month away., and organizers are ready. "We hope that everybody is as excited as we are," said Deke Lape, president of the Sikeston Jaycees. "We think it's going to be a great year."...
Holden signs new anti-terrorism laws (07/01/02)
Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Bob Holden on Monday signed into law several measures prompted by the Sept. 11 attacks, including tougher penalties for terrorist acts and new abilities to close some records. Holden signed five bills, including one that creates felonies of terroristic threats and agroterrorism, such as spreading contagious diseases among livestock...
Fossett has 'clear shot' to Australia, flight director says (07/01/02)
ST. LOUIS -- On the final leg of his around-the-globe balloon quest, American adventurer Steve Fossett cruised Sunday over the Indian Ocean after apparently breaking his own record for distance traveled by a solo balloonist. The Chicago millionaire has completed about 80 percent of his sixth try at circling the globe, with expectations of completing the journey by Tuesday, exactly two weeks after its June 18 launch from western Australia...
Budget balanced, but uncertainties remain (07/01/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Officially, Missouri begins its 2003 fiscal year today with a balanced state budget. But the state's financial plan is far from stable. Gov. Holden acknowledged as much while signing the $18.9 billion budget last week. The budget assumes money from several sources that still are uncertain, and doesn't account for some expenses that have arisen...
Fans, friends remember singer and actress Rosemary Clooney (07/01/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Fans, family members and fellow entertainers remembered singer Rosemary Clooney on Sunday for her seemingly effortless singing style, her warm humor and her triumphant comeback from emotional problems and drug abuse. "For over 50 years she has brightened our lives with the richness of her personality and her voice," Dolores Hope, a fellow singer and wife of entertainer Bob Hope, said in a statement. "Her courage and love have been an inspiration to all who called her friend."...
Book by celebrated hacker describes tricks of the trade (07/01/02)
NEW YORK -- Barred by the terms of his probation from messing with computers, ex-convict hacker Kevin Mitnick has turned to writing about them, baring the tricks of his former trade in a forthcoming book. An advance copy of the book, "The Art of Deception," describes more than a dozen scenarios where tricksters dupe computer network administrators into divulging passwords, encryption keys and other coveted security details...
Half million turn out for gay pride parade (07/01/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Thousands of rainbows appeared under the blue sky Sunday as an estimated half million people lined the streets to celebrate diversity and progress during the city's 32nd annual gay pride parade. The people were just as colorful as the flags they waved -- gay, straight, young and old. Some wore leather, feathers, or held balloons while others sported little more than a smile...
Straight shooter is voice of U.S. Forest Service on wildfires (07/01/02)
SHOW LOW, Ariz. -- For more than a week, the news has been dreadful. The nation's most destructive forest fire has been roaring through canyons and into wooded subdivisions and small mountain communities, incinerating more than 400 homes and forcing 30,000 people to flee...
WTC victims happy with promise of no construction at WTC (07/01/02)
NEW YORK -- Relatives of World Trade Center victims welcomed Gov. George Pataki's promise that there would be no commercial development on the footprints of the 110-story twin towers. "I'm very happy with that stand," Joseph Maurer, who lost his daughter in the attack, said Sunday...
Government announces nationwide ground beef recall (07/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- ConAgra Beef Co. of Greeley, Colo., is voluntarily recalling approximately 354,200 pounds of fresh and frozen ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria, the Agriculture Department announced Sunday. The department's Food Safety and Inspection Service said the labels on all the products being recalled bear the establishment code "EST.969" inside the USDA seal of inspection. ...
Small aircraft enter Camp David airspace over weekend (07/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- At least three small airplanes intruded into airspace over Camp David this weekend while President Bush was at the mountain retreat in Maryland, including one escorted to a nearby airport by fighter jets, the Secret Service said Sunday...
Firefighter charged with arson (07/01/02)
From wire reports The biggest fire in Arizona history, which has scorched nearly a half-million acres over the past few days, was partly started by an out-of-work federal government firefighter, state and federal officials alleged Sunday. Leonard Gregg, 29, a contract firefighter with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, was charged with starting the Rodeo fire in the hope he would be hired to put it out, officials said. ...
SEC says feds won't tolerate falsehoods in WorldCom report (07/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- The top federal securities regulator put WorldCom Inc. executives on notice that "people will pay heavily" if there are any falsehoods in a report due Monday detailing the company's accounting scandal. "We're demanding that they make a statement under oath, telling the American public exactly what went on there and what their true financial condition is," Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt said Sunday...
Bush resumes active schedule after checkup (07/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush ran three miles and took a walk in the woods with the first lady Sunday at Camp David, resuming an active schedule after his colon screening. The president and Laura Bush also attended church services at the chapel at the presidential retreat in western Maryland...
Federal officials urge Americans to be extra vigilant on July 4 (07/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- Americans should take extra care on the Fourth of July because the national holiday is an attractive symbol to potential terrorists, Bush administration officials said Sunday. The FBI plans to monitor and protect major Independence Day parades and festivities as a precaution against an attack. The bureau also has issued a law enforcement bulletin asking police to be on heightened alert even though no specific new intelligence suggests an attack...
Taxes, terrorism and teddy bears (07/01/02)
Smokers in six states will pay more for their habit as of Monday, nudity with "artistic value" will no longer be off-limits to minors in Utah, and teddy bears will have official status as the state toy of Mississippi. Hundreds of new laws take effect with the July 1 start of fiscal years in many states. The laws reflect legislators' concerns with the burdensome threats of terrorism and budget deficits, spiked with a few less-weighty matters...
Bush - Arafat clouds prospects for Palestinian state (07/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration warned the Palestinians on Sunday they would cloud their prospects for nationhood by re-electing Yasser Arafat as their leader. The Palestinian's U.N. envoy responded that Arafat probably will run in January's scheduled election and, as leader of a continuing liberation movement, will win if he does...
Stocks fall; Nasdaq drops below post-Sept. 11 closing low (07/01/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Mounting concerns about accounting scandals and the health of the nation's businesses prompted investors to again sell stocks sharply lower Monday. The high-tech dominated Nasdaq composite index finished under its-post Sept. 11 closing low, while the Dow Jones industrials tumbled 130 points...
U.S. planes bomb Afghan village (07/01/02)
Associated Press WriterKANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. planes bombed a village in central Afghanistan on Monday after the U.S. military said American forces came under fire. Afghans said villagers were celebrating a wedding and that scores were killed and injured, including many women and children...
Afghans say U.S. aircraft attacked wedding, killing 40 (07/01/02)
Associated Press WriterBAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. aircraft attacked a village Monday while a wedding was under way, killing and injuring scores, witnesses and officials said. U.S. officials said an AC-130 gunship and a B-52 launched an attack after American forces came under fire...
President Musharraf says bin Laden is not in Pakistan (07/01/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- If Osama bin Laden is alive it is "almost impossible" for him to be in Pakistan, President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said Monday. "I can't say for sure whether he is dead or alive," Musharraf told a news conference. But "one thing I am certain about is that he can't be in Pakistan."...
Bush renews fight for school vouchers (07/01/02)
Associated Press WriterCLEVELAND (AP) -- President Bush stepped back into the battle over school vouchers Monday, saying the Supreme Court's decision upholding government funding of private school education was as historic as one that outlawed separate schools for blacks...
North Korea launches propaganda counterattack (07/01/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea launched a blistering propaganda counterattack Sunday, saying the United States had pushed relations to the brink of war and that South Korea was guilty of "noisy, false propaganda" over the sea battle in which four southern sailors were killed...
Suspected Hamas leader killed when Israeli tank shells house (07/01/02)
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli tank shelled a house in the West Bank city of Nablus on Sunday, killing a suspected Hamas bombmaker whose work is blamed for the deaths of at least 100 Israelis in suicide bombings. Israel also started building a towering electronic fence that will protect three sides of Jerusalem against Palestinian attacks, Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said on a visit to the area Sunday...
Peacekeeping mission to Bosnia extended for six months (07/01/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United States agreed Sunday to keep the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Bosnia going for three more days, shortly after vetoing a six-month extension because American peacekeepers did not get immunity from the new International Criminal Court...
Former queen buried in tomb (07/01/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- To the solemn strains of a funeral march, the body of Afghanistan's former queen, Homaira Shah, was returned to Kabul on Sunday and buried in the royal family's war-damaged tomb on a barren stone ridge overlooking the city where her husband once ruled...
Da Matta handles heat for Chicago GP win (07/01/02)
CICERO, Ill. -- Cristiano da Matta fought off the challenge of fellow Brazilian Bruno Junqueira and oppressive 90-degree weather Sunday to win the Chicago Grand Prix for the second time in three years. Da Matta raced to his third straight victory, his fourth of the year and sixth in nine races...
Wimbledon resumes with few certainties (07/01/02)
WIMBLEDON, England -- Venus Williams loses the opening set, composes herself, then drops just three games the rest of the way. Her sister, Serena, gets broken twice and is extended to two tiebreakers, but dominates each to win in straight sets. Ah, top players playing top tennis when they need to...
Schilling adds another win for Diamondbacks (07/01/02)
CLEVELAND -- Curt Schilling got his major league-leading 13th win -- and first in four starts -- with a five-hitter Sunday, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians. Schilling (13-3) cruised from the opening pitch, and got his first victory since June 8 and first complete game in 16 starts...
Cardinals place Drew on the DL (07/01/02)
The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder J.D. Drew on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with tendinitis in his right knee prior to the team's game against the Cincinnati Reds. Drew missed the previous three games, and has not responded to treatment as well as the team had hoped. The move was made retroactive to Friday, and Drew will be eligible to return the day after the team returns from the All-Star break...
Brazil wins World Cup title (07/01/02)
YOKOHAMA, Japan -- This was supposed to be the year France won a second straight World Cup title and Argentina returned to glory. It was going to be a summer for Italy's resurgence and for Portugal's long-awaited breakthrough. But when this World Cup ended Sunday morning, the players celebrating at rainy International Stadium Yokohama were wearing familiar yellow-and-blue uniforms, doing the samba and singing in Portuguese...
Confident WBO champ wants Lewis -- at chess and boxing (07/01/02)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Wladimir Klitschko wants Lennox Lewis. And he's hoping the first moves in their matchup will involve pawns instead of punches. The brainy, brawny 6-foot-7 inch heavyweight, who overpowered 41-year-old Ray Mercer to retain his WBO title Saturday night, wants a showdown with IBF/WBC champion Lewis -- and a game of chess with him beforehand...
Armstrong eyes his fourth straight title (07/01/02)
PARIS -- Lance Armstrong dominated last year's Tour de France so completely that the race was over long before riders reached the finish. Now, as the Texan prepares to bid for a fourth straight title, he has some news to make opponents tremble: He's gotten even stronger...
Mattiace climbs back, wins St. Jude Classic (07/01/02)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Len Mattiace won for the second time this year as he rallied from a seven-stroke deficit at the start of the final round by shooting a 7-under 64 Sunday to win the St. Jude Classic by a stroke. Mattiace, who won the Nissan Open in February, joined Tiger Woods (three) and Phil Mickelson (two) as the only multiple winners on tour this year...
Reds slide into tie for division lead (07/01/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Last month, the Cincinnati Reds blew an eight-run lead against the St. Louis Cardinals. On Sunday, they returned the favor. Reggie Taylor and Todd Walker hit two-run singles off Jason Isringhausen in the ninth inning as the Reds rallied from six runs down in the first inning for a 12-8 victory in the finale of a three-game NL Central showdown...
Osborne wants us secure -- from agents (07/01/02)
Don't fret, America, Tom Osborne is working for you. The stock market is plunging; unemployment is rising. The Middle East is a powder keg of suicide bombers and helicopter gunships. Terrorism threatens our own homeland security. Not to worry. Congressman Osborne is going to squash those pesky sports agents if it's the last thing he ever does...
Local sports digest 7/1/02 (07/01/02)
Senior Legion holds off Chaffee for district win CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team turned away Chaffee 11-10 in a nine-inning district game Sunday. Shane Kistner was 3-for-5 with a double and pair of RBIs for the Cape Girardeau team (10-9 all, 4-2 district). Tim Wincewicz and Matt Wulfers were 2-for-4. Jeff Brosey added a double...
Stuckey triggers Capahas' sweep against Riverdogs (07/01/02)
A pair of well-placed, late-game singles by Denver Stuckey scored the game-winners Sunday to secure the Craftsman Union Capahas a sweep over the Cape Girardeau Riverdogs at Capaha Park. The Capahas (16-5) won 2-1 and 4-3. In the first-ever meeting between the two independent teams, the Capahas broke a 1-1 tie scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when Stuckey singled to left field and pushed home the game-winner from second base...
FanFare 7/1/02 (07/01/02)
Briefly Baseball
  • Pete Gray, who became a big-league ballplayer despite losing his right arm in a childhood accident, died Sunday. He was 87. Gray, born Peter Wyshner, perhaps was best known for his season with the former St. Louis Browns in 1945, when he appeared in 77 games. At the time, disabled athletes often were regarded as sideshow oddities...
  • Many rumors about Home Depot coming to Cape (07/01/02)
    smoyers Within business circles, the rumors are flying. Calls are being made to the city's inspection department. Worried competitors are calling real-estate agents. Advertising reps are calling eager business editors. They're all asking the same thing...
    DVDs, re-releases let directors take fresh stab (07/01/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- Some directors call it killing their babies, those painful excisions to reduce a movie to manageable length or prune it for reasons forced on them by circumstance. More filmmakers are now revisiting past works with director's cuts or special editions thanks to the theatrical success of a handful of such new versions and the rise of DVDs, whose large storage capacity opens options for refinements to the original film...
    More viewers are finding TV food shows palatable (07/01/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- Interest in TV food shows is rising like a souffle in a hot oven. The Food Network's viewership increased 32 percent last year, and with growth continuing this season, the cable channel has almost 74 million viewers. Food fans weaned on the talents of Julia Child can still watch the grande dame dish it out on local PBS stations, while that doyenne of domesticity, Martha Stewart, fusses about in the Food Network's "From Martha's Kitchen."...
    Adam Sandler's 'Mr. Deeds' overcomes critics' pans (07/01/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- "Mr. Deeds" went to town in a big way as the Adam Sandler comedy debuted as the No. 1 weekend film with $37.6 million. Last weekend's No. 1 film, "Minority Report," slipped to third place with $21.6 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. "Lilo & Stitch," which opened just $400,000 behind "Minority Report" last weekend, remained the No. 2 movie with $22.2 million...
    Business memo 07/01/02 (07/01/02)
    Business counseling sessions available The Small Business Development Center of Southeast Missouri State University will be conducting counseling sessions for area small business people who are planning business ventures. The counselor, Gil Degenhardt, will be available from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. July 17 at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce, 1267 N. Mount Auburn Road. Call 335-3312 for an appointment. The counseling sessions are free and last about one hour...
    People on the move 07/01/02 (07/01/02)
    Dewees joins Chartwells as marketing director Lydia Dewees has joined Chartwells at Southeast Missouri State University as its marketing director. Dewees will be responsible for marketing research, promotions and special events, communication and public relations as well as other programs...
    Salary raises for white-collar workers slipping (07/01/02)
    For the first time in nine years, many white-collar workers will get pay raises of less than 4 percent in 2002, according to a report released last week. The Conference Board survey is the latest indication that compensation gains are slowing, and raises concerns among economists that smaller raises could dampen consumer spending and economic growth...
    Less face time in the office can mean little recognition (07/01/02)
    Cliff Bowen came into the accounting world with a background in construction work. He was used to a crack-of-dawn start to the workday. So he continued on that schedule when he began working behind a desk. He liked to get in before everyone and start plugging away at the work that had piled up...
    Demand for temp agencies grows during economic recovery (07/01/02)
    By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian Adding permanent workers doesn't make sense right now to employers who are nervous about the nation's fragile economic recovery. Their answer: temp help. Staffing companies say they've seen demand for temps escalate in recent weeks, after slumping from late 2000 through early this year during the recession...
    Everett Barnett (07/01/02)
    Everett Barnett, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 28, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. He was born April 12, 1912, at Sikeston, Mo., son of David and Hattie Schaefer Barnett. Barnett worked for the Marquette Hotel in Cape Girardeau for many years. He was of the Baptist faith...
    Robert Reed (07/01/02)
    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Robert L. Reed, 62, of Carbondale died at 3:37 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 2002, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Cobden, Ill.
    Richard Reed (07/01/02)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Richard Thompson "Dick" Reed, 78, of Charleston, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Saturday June 29, 2002, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Nov. 10, 1923, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of Buel and Rose Birkhead Reed. He and Dorothy Farmer Reed were married June 21, 1944 in Charleston...
    June Moore (07/01/02)
    June A. Moore, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at the Ratcliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are pending at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City, Mo.
    James Clark (07/01/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- James E. Clark, 75, of Sikeston died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Dec. 5, 1926, in McKenzie, Tenn., son of Joe Kelly and Lois Inez Parker Clark. He first married Anna Mac Florence on Jan. 11, 1946 and she preceded him in death on Oct. 14, 1976. He then married Nanna Fay Shriner on Feb. 4, 1978 at Martin Hills, Mo...
    Lester Frick (07/01/02)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Lester Frick, 76, of Jonesboro died at 9:24 a.m., Sunday, June 30, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are pending at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna, Ill.
    Anita Sherwood (07/01/02)
    COBDEN, Ill. -- Anita Sherwood, 74, of Cobden died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Cobden.
    Earl Collins (07/01/02)
    Earl Collins, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at a local hospital. He was born Nov. 21, 1910. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
    Cape police report 7/1 (07/01/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, July 1 ArrestsTimothy Carter, 38, 2801 Bloomfield, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Charles Demolle, 17, 814 Morgan Oak, was arrested Saturday for delivery of a controlled substance and patronizing prostitution...
    Cape fire report 7/1/02 (07/01/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, July 1 On Saturday, firefighters responded to the following calls:At 10:24 a.m., an alarm sounding at 36 N. Main St. At 1:31 p.m., an alarm sounding at 208 Linda. At 4:58 p.m., an emergency medical service at 308 Siemers. At 7:24 p.m., an alarm sounding at 208 Linda...
    Out of the past 7/1/02 (07/01/02)
    10 years ago: July 1, 1992 Cape Girardeau Board of Education is looking for trouble; at early-morning meeting Tuesday at L.J. Schultz School, board directed Supt. Neyland Clark to hire structural engineer or someone to assess condition of Schultz, May Greene, Washington and Franklin schools; move comes after roof of cafeteria at Schultz partially collapsed and west wall began to buckle...
    Teachers seek insight on MAP testing (07/01/02)
    For more than 200 Missouri teachers, this year's summer vacation is an opportunity to spend three weeks doing something that is part of their jobs during the school year: grading tests. These tests are the Missouri Assessment Program tests, which are given to students in grades three through seven and nine through 11 in communication arts, math, science, social studies and health/physical education...
    Arafat's removal must be the first step (07/01/02)
    European leaders are cautious. The secretary-general of the United Nations is outright opposed. Other world leaders are taking a wait-and-see attitude. The issue? President Bush's plan for the Mideast that hinges on the removal of Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestinian Authority...
    Speak Out A 07/01/02 (07/01/02)
    Patches are in vain SOMETIMES I have to wonder what the MoDOT crews think they are accomplishing by throwing some asphalt into the cracks on I-55. It does nothing more than come out the instant someone drives over it as well as throwing asphalt all over the vehicle. It is a very vain attempt to make it look like MoDOT is trying to fix the roads. I really hope that Proposition B has funding in it to resurface all the interstates in this state, because they are awful...
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