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Stories from Monday, July 8, 2002

Faux fruit catches apple maggots (07/08/02)
AMHERST, Mass. -- The temptation is too great for the apple maggot fly to resist: Luscious-looking red spheres bobbing in an orchard, a whiff of ripe fruit in the air. But when they land on the orbs, the pests don't have time for a nibble. And they'll never get the chance to lay eggs destined to worm their way into fruit...
Cow genome map may lead to breed improvements (07/08/02)
URBANA, Ill. -- Research-ers are near completion of a rough map of the cattle genome, an achievement scientists say could eventually help breed healthier cows that produce more milk and the choicest cuts of meat. The map, which uses the human genome as a key, should be finished by the end of the year and published in early 2003. Scientists hope to eventually use the map as a tool in sequencing the entire cattle genome...
Dry conditions worry state cattle producers (07/08/02)
ROCK PORT, Mo. -- Since June 1, Atchison County has recorded just half an inch of rain. But it's still not dry enough for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to release Conservation Reserve Program land for grazing. To meet the emergency status, a county must experience a 40 percent loss of moisture for four months, said Gerald Hrdina, program specialists for the Missouri Farm Service Agency...
Rat patrol - Food warehouses under attack by USDA, rodents (07/08/02)
CHICAGO -- On the city's South Side is a six-story brick warehouse. Behind its walls are 14 million pounds of meat and poultry, and several million pounds of butter, fish, nuts and other food. And it is home to some well-fed rats. It's the rats -- determined creatures that apparently swam into LaGrou Cold Storage from the sewer -- that led authorities to put a legal padlock on the door last week and raised the real possibility that all that food would be destroyed...
Florida charity finds success with excess from farmers (07/08/02)
FLORIDA CITY, Fla. -- Robert Marquis strained to lift a box of fruits and vegetables during his monthly trip to the packinghouse-turned-food charity in south Miami-Dade County. A woman noticed the 72-year-old's struggle and told him to relax; she would carry the box to his car...
Notre Dame sends students to Chicago (07/08/02)
It doesn't matter if their task is to fix meals in a kitchen for the homeless or play with children in an inner-city day care, students from Notre Dame Regional High School hope to share a love of Christ with everyone they met during a week's mission trip in Chicago...
Area natives dominate Cole County bench (07/08/02)
LABEL: close to capitol By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Just a few blocks down the street from the state Capitol and the surrounding concentration of buildings that make up the heart of Missouri government sits the Cole County Courthouse...
Doctor says baseball is good medicine (07/08/02)
There is no doubt in the mind of Dr. Morris Seligman that baseball, not laughter, is the best medicine. He may be director of medical affairs at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, but probably his more important job is maintaining what has come to be called "Little Cooperstown" in his hospital office...
Bollinger Mill site holds a bonus summer concert (07/08/02)
BURFORDVILLE, Mo. -- During the 10 years that the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site has been hosting folk concerts in Burfordville, the size of the crowds hasn't surged tremendously, though the waters nearby have. The twice-yearly concerts usually draw between 150 and 200 people, and Sunday's "bonus" concert was no exception. ...
Crane barge bears name of former Scott City mayor (07/08/02)
It's not everyone who has a water vessel named after them, but Faith Ham of Scott City, Mo., can now proudly say that her late father has that honor. Nevan Fisher was the mayor of Scott City for eight years, from 1961 to the time of his death in 1969. Though well known in Scott City, Fisher was also known as a 36-year career veteran with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It was because of that well-remembered career that he was nominated to have a new crane barge named after him...
Three win national awards (07/08/02)
Three certified nursing assistants at the Missouri Veterans Home of Cape Girardeau were among 46 national winners announced recently by the National Association of Geriatric Nursing Assistants. Donna Taylor was named Preceptor of the Year, Sharon Pruitt was named winner of the Resident Family Service Award and Karon Schmidt was named winner of the Essay Award. Schmidt was also named to the association's steering committee...
State officials not sold on Kentucky link for I-66 (07/08/02)
Missouri state highway officials aren't sold on the idea of building a new Mississippi River five miles south of Wickliffe, Ky., as part of a proposed I-66 project that has drawn interest from Kentucky's transportation planners. Such a bridge could end up costing $140 million, an expense that makes little sense when a new four-lane bridge already is under construction in Cape Girardeau, Missouri Department of Transportation district engineer Scott Meyer says...
Parents suing drug dealers over teens' overdose deaths (07/08/02)
CHICAGO -- Parents of two suburban Chicago teen-agers who died two years ago after overdosing on drugs are suing the people who sold them the drugs. The parents have based their lawsuits on the 1996 Illinois Drug Dealer Civil Liability Act that allows victims to hold drug dealers just as accountable for injuries as manufacturers who produce defective products...
Missouri seeks to end day-care overcrowding (07/08/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Day-care providers would have to count children related to them toward the maximum number they can supervise, under proposed regulations. The state generally permits one person to care for up to 10 children, as long as no more than two are under 2 years old. But the day-care provider's own children, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews, aren't counted...
Ballpark Village no longer part of stadium talks (07/08/02)
ST. LOUIS -- If a new Cardinals ballpark is built downtown, it apparently won't include plans to build a neighboring Ballpark Village development. Building a small district of shops, restaurants, and other attractions had been one of the selling points of the stadium package the Cardinals were pitching to the Missouri legislature. ...
Volunteers provide meals, company, but numbers lacking (07/08/02)
WEBB CITY, Mo. -- If you were to call Lois and Wally Spracklen just volunteers, you'd be wrong. By delivering meals to Webb City senior citizens, they provide the daily nutritional and emotional support that helps homebound seniors remain in their homes. They take the time to stop and visit, sometimes dropping off a gift of books or magazines...
Lopsided campaign expected for road tax (07/08/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- There is a reason why politicians raise money to run campaigns. And there is a reason why much of that money gets spent on advertising. Today's statewide campaigns, while still employing the door-to-door greeting and the county-fair handshake, have come to depend on mass media and direct mailings to help spread their messages...
Despite financial woes, Aquila execs received big bonuses (07/08/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A month before Aquila Inc. announced plans to fire 500 employees to save about $35 million a year, five top executives were paid a total of $30 million in bonuses. Leo Morton, a senior vice president and chief administrative officer, said the incentive pay was crucial because it awarded performance that was excellent at Aquila last year. Much of the unraveling in the energy sector has come this year, he said...
Flooding forces more evacuations in southern Texas (07/08/02)
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas -- From the air Sunday, Gov. Rick Perry saw firsthand the devastation days of torrential rain have brought to central and southern Texas: houses surrounded by a sea of roiling, muddy water, uprooted trees and overturned vehicles...
Despite bad news, economic outlook still bright for '02 (07/08/02)
WASHINGTON -- On Wall Street, investors are suffering through another round of corporate accounting scandals and stock market blues. On Main Street, things may be looking up. Private economists are predicting solid growth for the second half of this year after a roller coaster opening six months...
Index fund selection should be deliberate process (07/08/02)
NEW YORK -- Index funds have long been a favorite of financial planners, who tout these investments as a relatively inexpensive way to diversify a portfolio. That endorsement is generally well-deserved. Funds that mimic indexes such as the Standard & Poor's 500 or the Russell 2000 tend to have lower costs than those run by managers, and in some cases, they earn higher returns. ...
WorldCom execs defend company's actions, blame auditors (07/08/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Top executives of embattled WorldCom Inc. blamed the company's former auditor Monday for nearly $4 billion in accounting irregularities. Two former officials of the telecommunications giant indicated they would invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer questions from a House committee...
Pentagon acknowledges civilians were killed in July 1 raid (07/08/02)
AP Military WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Afghan civilians were killed and injured by a U.S. airstrike last week, Pentagon officials acknowledged Monday, but the number of casualties is unclear. "What we're focused on is finding out what happened and what went wrong that led to the deaths and injuries of civilians," Defense Department spokeswoman Victoria Clarke said at a Pentagon news conference...
Waters in flooded Texas city slowly recede (07/08/02)
Associated Press WriterBROWNWOOD, Texas (AP) -- As murky water lapped against sandbags piled in front of restaurants, motels and gas stations, residents hoped desperately it wouldn't rise. A 2-square-mile swath of downtown was already under 3 to 4 feet of water Sunday afternoon. Lake Brownwood was rising to a record 7.7 feet above the spillway, and it was expected to crest Monday at 9 feet...
Merck accounting questions, profit-taking halt rally (07/08/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Concerns about Merck's accounting practices cut short Wall Street's rally Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 100 points and technology stocks sharply lower. Analysts weren't too concerned, however, suggesting that many investors were simply locking in profits from Friday's big advance. Even with the session's decline, the market held most of its gains...
Man who lived with two Sept. 11 hijackers to remain in custody (07/08/02)
By Brian Witte ~ The Associated Press BALTIMORE -- A Jordanian citizen who FBI officials believe lived with two Sept. 11 hijackers last year will remain in federal custody, a magistrate ordered Monday. Rasmi Al-Shannaq, 27, is charged with obtaining a fake visa from the U.S. embassy in Qatar...
Florida attack set off last year's 'summer of sharks' frenzy (07/08/02)
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Before the Sept. 11 attacks, the anthrax letters and the steady drumbeat of terror alerts, much of the nation had focused its attention, and fear, on sharks. "The summer of sharks," as it was dubbed, began on a Panhandle beach in the twilight hours of July 6, 2001, with the dramatic attack on 8-year-old Jessie Arbogast, whose uncle wrestled a 6 1/2-foot bull shark out of the water...
Postage rate increase may encourage electronic bill paying (07/08/02)
NEW YORK -- With the price of a first-class stamp up to 37 cents, many consumers are taking a fresh look at reducing their mailing costs by paying their bills electronically. The average American pays about a dozen bills a month, so a postage increase of 3 cents per letter isn't going to break the bank. Still, experts say, it might be the final nudge for many to shift to e-payment options...
Family, friends mourn victims of L.A. airport shooting (07/08/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Friends and relatives gathered Sunday to mourn the two people killed in the July 4 shooting at the El Al ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport, which was condemned by some as an act of terrorism. The FBI says it still doesn't know why Hesham Mohamed Hadayet targeted the ticket area of Israel's national airline, where he gunned down Yaakov Aminov, a 46-year-old diamond jeweler, and Victoria Hen, 25, who worked behind the El Al counter...
Firefighters being sent home from contained Arizona forest fire (07/08/02)
PHOENIX -- After weeks of battling the largest wildfire in Arizona history, firefighters from around the country were being reassigned to other states or sent home as the fire neared full containment Sunday. About 1,100 firefighters and support staff remained on the fire lines, down from more than 4,400 in late June when the blaze was burning out of control and threatening hundreds of homes, fire spokesman Paul Ensminger said...
Authorities claim couple worked to start 'racial holy war' (07/08/02)
BOSTON -- Police thought they had stumbled onto a simple counterfeiting case when an off-duty officer noticed a young woman passing a phony $20 to a Dunkin' Donuts cashier. But authorities say they discovered a deeper plot: The counterfeiting was being used to fund plans to blow up Jewish or black landmarks in Boston...
Chinese mine's owner surrenders three days after explosion (07/08/02)
BEIJING -- The owner of a northeastern China coal mine where an explosion trapped 39 workers in a pit last week surrendered to police Sunday after family members pushed him to turn himself in, the official Xinhua News Agency said as rescue efforts continued through a third day...
Al-Qaida-Hezbollah joint effort unlikely (07/08/02)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Religious differences between Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network and the militant Hezbollah group make an alliance between the two unlikely, a senior Shiite Muslim cleric said in remarks published Sunday. Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah described U.S. media reports accusing Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shiite Muslim organization, of assisting al-Qaida, a Sunni Muslim group, as "unreasonable."...
Security clampdown for burial of Afghan vice president (07/08/02)
JALALABAD, Afghanistan -- Vice President Abdul Qadir was buried Sunday with full military honors a day after he was gunned down in an attack that Afghans fear may bring new instability to a nation struggling to build peace after decades of war. An estimated 10,000 people followed Qadir's body as it was transported on a gun-carriage from Jalalabad's White Mosque to Amir Shaheed Gardens in the city center. Afghan troops in full uniform marched in the procession...
Three injured in perilous run at San Fermin bull festival (07/08/02)
PAMPLONA, Spain -- About 2,000 people joined in the world's most famous running of the bulls on Sunday, making a perilous dash through the narrow streets of Pamplona while being chased by charging bulls. Three people, including a 19-year-old American girl and a 20-year-old Australian, were hospitalized after being gored during the early morning run through the narrow cobblestone streets of Pamplona's old quarter...
Final victims of midair plane crash found; some being returned (07/08/02)
BERLIN -- Authorities in southern Germany on Sunday found the final two bodies of victims of last week's plane crash that killed 71, including 45 children from the eastern Russian region of Bashkortostan, police said. A Russian jet was to return to Ufa, capital of Bashkortostan, on Sunday night with 33 of the 37 bodies that have been identified thus far...
Israeli foreign minister meets Palestinian finance minister (07/08/02)
Associated Press WriterJERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres met with Palestinian Finance Minister Salam Fayed on Monday, the first face-to-face contacts on that level in months, officials on both sides said. Yoram Dori, a spokesman for Peres, said the meeting lasted about 90 minutes and covered economic issues. Palestinian officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the session took place in a hotel in west Jerusalem, the Jewish side of the city...
Protestants barred from parading through Catholic area (07/08/02)
PORTADOWN, Northern Ireland -- Protestant hard-liners battled riot police Sunday after being barred from parading through the main Catholic section of Portadown, an annual confrontation that often triggers sectarian violence across Northern Ireland...
United States offers troops, aid to village (07/08/02)
KAKARAK, Afghanistan -- The United States may station troops in the area where a recent American airstrike killed scores of civilians in a move to encourage local development and improve community relations, the commander of U.S. forces said Sunday...
Williams' daughter opposes frozen DNA (07/08/02)
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox announced plans Sunday for a celebration of Ted Williams' life even as his family fought over what to do with his remains. Bobby Jo Ferrell, Williams' daughter from his first wife, said she will seek a court injunction today to stop her half brother, John Henry Williams, from trying to have their father's body or DNA frozen...
Inkster overtakes Sorenstam to win U.S. Women's Open (07/08/02)
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Juli Inkster whipped the Kansas crowd into a frenzy at every turn Sunday in the U.S. Women's Open, the cheers becoming more deafening with every crucial putt she made. When the greatest round in her Hall of Fame career was over and her second Open title was all but assured, she jogged up the hill next to the 18th green, slapping hands with a gallery that was caving in around her...
Cards gang up on L.A. (07/08/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals put up the kind of numbers that a struggling young pitcher Bud Smith would have loved. Eduardo Perez and Albert Pujols hit three-run home runs, and the bullpen picked up the slack for Smith, scratched from his scheduled start, in a 12-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday...
Braves enter break with shutout of Cubs (07/08/02)
ATLANTA -- Greg Maddux pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed just three hits as the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 Sunday. The Cubs, playing their second game for interim manager Bruce Kimm, were without Sammy Sosa for the third straight game because of a family emergency...
Brewing problems temper excitement for All-Star Game (07/08/02)
MILWAUKEE -- At every turn, this All-Star game is tinged with trouble. Tom Glavine pulled out of playing, but plans to follow the progress of a union meeting where major leaguers will talk about possible strike dates. Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds and Richie Sexson showed up Sunday at Miller Park -- on the scoreboard, at least. In baseball's own ad, they appeared as crazed, puffed-up cartoon characters, making them look as if they were on steroids...
Jeter sparks Yankees past Blue Jays 10-6 (07/08/02)
NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning to make sure Jeff Weaver won in his debut with New York as the Yankees rallied for a 10-6 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Weaver (7-8) allowed a pair of three-run homers in his first start after being obtained by the Yankees from the Detroit Tigers in a three-way trade involving the Oakland Athletics on early Saturday...
Hewitt survives upset theme, captures title (07/08/02)
WIMBLEDON, England -- Lleyton Hewitt made certain this Wimbledon of upsets wouldn't end with one. The No. 1-ranked player kept his temper in check, his strokes on the lines, and wasn't fazed by rain delays or a streaker's show. Hewitt won his second Grand Slam title with a command performance, beating greener-than-grass David Nalbandian 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 Sunday in a baseliners' duel that produced the most lopsided Wimbledon final since 1984...
Area sports briefs 7/8/02 (07/08/02)
Cape Yankees claim Firecracker Classic The Cape Yankees won the Pop's Pizza Firecracker Classic, a nine-team Senior Babe Ruth tournament, with a 10-4 victory over Dexter Sunday in the championship game at Capaha Field. Jared Jenkersen picked up the victory for the Yankees (16-4), allowing eight hits and walking. He struck out five and walked four...
Fanfare 7/8/02 (07/08/02)
Baseball *** Zack Greinke, the Kansas City Royals' top pick in the June draft, said the club has increased its offer, but not enough for him to sign. Greinke, a high school pitcher from Apopka (Fla.) High, attended the Royals Gulf Coast League game Saturday and met with scouting director Deric Ladnier...
Capahas repeat as champs (07/08/02)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Behind two home runs by tournament MVP Brad Simmons, the Cape Girardeau Craftsman Union Capahas successfully defended their title by defeating Indianapolis 6-3 in the championship game of the Evansville Tournament Sunday. The victory avenged a 6-3 loss earlier in the day to Indianapolis, which needed to wins over the Capahas, the only undefeated team remaining entering the title showdown...
Cape mattress firm scores touchdown with Bears deal (07/08/02)
smoyers The Chicago Bears haven't won a Super Bowl since 1985, but if they bring home the Vince Lombardi trophy this year a Cape Girardeau business may have played a small part. Campbell Mattress Co. at 100 S. Minnesota has landed a deal with the Chicago Bears football franchise to provide mattresses for the team's summer training facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...
Aug. 3 concert will further singer's operatic aspirations (07/08/02)
In March, Sikeston, Mo., native Neal Boyd sang for the second time at Carnegie Hall in New York City and for the first time at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The occasion was the performance of Act I from "Corps of Discovery," a musical Boyd's alma mater, the University of Missouri, has commissioned for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial...
Comedian Lewis comes back from the brink of suicide (07/08/02)
LAS VEGAS -- On his 40th birthday in 1966, Jerry Lewis gave a lavish party for himself at his Bel-Air estate. Although his films were panned by the critics, they made big money for Paramount and all the big shots were there. Studio chief Barney Balaban announced grandly: "Just tell us what you want, and we'll give it to you." Without blinking, Lewis replied: "I would like the negatives of all my pictures after 30 years."...
People on the move 7/8/02 (07/08/02)
University director gets designation Trudy Lee, director of Planned Giving with the Southeast Missouri State University Foundation, recently received the professional designation of certified specialist in planned giving from the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies at the California State University, Long Beach Foundation...
HSN marks 25th year by rewriting rules of shopping (07/08/02)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Bobbi Ray Carter is at the top of her selling game, describing in loving detail an elegant beige jacket with a ruffled collar. She has been going at it on live television for three hours, with nothing more to guide her than some talking points, a knowledge of her audience and some abiding principles: be trendy, be youthful and wear something fabulous...
Business memo 07/08/02 (07/08/02)
Life, health insurers suffer profit plunge The net profit of the nation's life and health insurers plummeted by $11.1 billion, or 42 percent, in 2001, as the industry earned $15.3 billion compared to $26.4 billion in 2000. That's according to research by Weiss Ratings, Inc., the nation's leading independent provider of ratings and analyses of financial services companies, mutual funds and stocks...
Jackson developers strike up business with bowling alley, bar (07/08/02)
JACKSON, Mo. ackson developers want to turn a former Wal-Mart building into a 20-lane bowling alley and sports bar. But the operators of two area bowling alleys say there's little demand for more lanes and doubt it will do much to attract major tournaments to the area...
Pioneer never stops in his drive for Net innovation (07/08/02)
Stephen Crocker is restless. The Internet pioneer is in his dining room, drinking a large cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee -- the grinding, dripping coffee machine in the kitchen is "too complicated," he says -- and itching to check his e-mail. He dashes downstairs to his computer cluster. Then he returns...
Lena Miller (07/08/02)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Lena Mae Richards Miller, 85, of Litchfield, Ill., formerly of Decatur, Ill. and Olmsted, Ill., died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Litchfield Health Care Center. She was born May 9, 1917, daughter of Henry and Lillian Coleson Richards. She and Pearl Lee "Pete" Miller were married. He died April 28, 1988...
Cleta Hickam (07/08/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Cleta Hickam, 92, formerly of Anna, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at the DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton, Mo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hileman and Parr Funeral Services in Jonesboro.
Alfred Laurentius (07/08/02)
Alfred Laurentius of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Sophia Mehner (07/08/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Sophia A. Mehner, 96, of Perryville, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 6, 1906, in Perry County, the daughter of Andrew and Anne Muench Bohnert. She and Oscar F. Mehner were married March 22, 1927. He died Dec. 14, 1975...
Cape fire report 7/8/02 (07/08/02)
Cape Girardeau Monday, July 8 Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:At 3:10 p.m., emergency medical service at 1112 Linden. At 7:30 p.m., emergency medical service at 3261 William. At 8:03 p.m., structure fire at 3120 Bloomfield. At 8:41 p.m., emergency medical service at 926 Broadway...
Cape police report 7/8/02 (07/08/02)
Hilda Murray of Park Hills, Mo., received a summons Saturday for failure to stop for a steady red light after a motor vehicle accident at Kingshighway and Interstate 55. Thefts Stereo equipment and household goods were reported stolen Sunday at 515 Cape Meadows...
University looks for savings from upgrades (07/08/02)
Months before Southeast Missouri State University knew how much of its annual funding request would be cut due to Missouri's current budget crunch, it embarked on a major program of cost-cutting and energy-saving improvements across the campus. Last fall, the university's board of regents approved spending nearly $19 million -- including financing costs -- for improvements that are expected to produce savings of more than $21 million over the next 20 years...
More arson charges filed in forest fires (07/08/02)
As wildfires in the West that have already scorched 500,000 acres of forests continued to burn, the shocking news that a second person intimately involved with preventing or stopping forest fires had been charged with deliberately setting one of the big fires in Arizona...
Part of user fees for roads, bridges goes elsewhere (07/08/02)
To the editor: A recent letter to the editor asked about the amount of state transportation funding going to other agencies besides the Missouri Department of Transportation. Only 61 percent of current state user fees for roads and bridges is allocated to MoDOT. Approximately 16.8 percent goes to other state agencies such as the State Highway Patrol for highway law enforcement and to the Department of Revenue for tax-collection services...
Difficult to fake retardation under Missouri's law (07/08/02)
To the editor: The Southeast Missourian's June 30 editorial correctly characterized the U.S. Supreme Court ban on the death penalty for people with mental retardation. While states that haven't passed legislation may struggle a bit with definitions, Missouri's law is a model that will pass scrutiny...
Speak Out 7/8/02 (07/08/02)
Put it all in stocks I THINK we'll all agree now after much thought and patience. Rather than just put a portion of Social Security into the stock market, let's just put it all in. Concentrate on Xerox, Enron and WorldCom. It's a wise thing to do. That would really take care of Social Security...
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