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New Internet site spinning attractive Web (08/02/02)
A marriage of newspaper reporting and state-of-the-art technology is taking the Southeast Missourian into a new age of journalism. It's the age of semissourian.com. The Web site made deadlines obsolete several years ago, because it can be updated with breaking news at any time. But now semissourian.com is adding visual and audio elements so site visitors can get every detail of a story on demand and also see photographs, watch video and hear sound clips...
City official earns life membership status (08/02/02)
Dennis Hale, the wastewater treatment coordinator for the city of Cape Girardeau, has been awarded a life membership certificate for the Missouri Water and Wastewater Conference. To obtain life membership status, an individual must have been an active member of the MWWC for 25 consecutive years...
Correction 8/2/02 (08/02/02)
Here is the formula for calculating body mass index:Your weight in pounds ÷ your height in inches ÷ your height in inches x 703 = BMI Normal weight is a score of 25 or less. Overweight is a score of 26 to 30. Obese is a score of more than 30...
Drivers experience tight squeeze on bridge (08/02/02)
One vacationer passing through Southeast Missouri may want to avoid bridges altogether in the future. Truck driver Andy Higginson of Fox Transport, from Paxton Ill., had to guide Bob Bahna's motor home past his oversized load on the Mississippi River bridge at Cape Girardeau Wednesday after the two vehicles became wedged against each other and the sides of the bridge as they attempted to pass. ...
Donations near $100,000 mark in 157th District (08/02/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Campaign contributions to candidates for the 157th District seat in the House of Representatives had neared the $100,000 mark with less than two weeks to go before Election Day. Through July 25, the four Republicans and one Democrat vying for the seat had collected nearly $96,000 combined from donors. Counting loans some candidates made to their campaigns, total receipts for the candidates had topped $107,000...
Top execs at bank leaving to open new facility (08/02/02)
MAYOR'S NEW JOB By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian Steve Taylor and Jay Knudtson have left their top executive positions at Bank of America to help start a new bank in Cape Girardeau, a move they say will enable them to get away from the specialized world of mega-banking and back to their roots of community-style finance...
50 years down the road - Drivers exams began in Cape in 1952 (08/02/02)
They're eager for a license, but it's the test drive that scares them. That hasn't changed for half a century. Missouri has required driver license exams, both written and behind the wheel, since 1952. Driver exams in Cape Girardeau date back to August of that year...
Patrol may suffer loss of money with Prop B (08/02/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The same provision of Proposition B that could help improve funding for the Missouri State Highway Patrol also has the potential to cost the patrol money and even expose it to a lawsuit over an unconstitutional use of highway fund revenue...
Patrol program educates public on railroad crossing dangers (08/02/02)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Trains remain such a common backdrop of life in this Bootheel town that their sights and sounds blend in with everyday life. And that, authorities warn, can have fatal consequences. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Brent Davis spent Tuesday riding the rails of Dexter as part of the patrol's "trooper on the train" program, designed to increase awareness about the dangers of railroad crossings...
Missourians tested for West Nile virus (08/02/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Twenty-two Missourians have been tested for possible exposure to the West Nile virus, but so far, there have been no confirmed human cases here, a state official said Thursday. Meanwhile, the virus is the confirmed or suspected cause of death for 23 birds and nine horses around the state, said Dr. Howard Pue, chief of communicable disease control and veterinary public health for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. All of the cases have occurred since late July...
Rescue effort fails to save worker trapped in trench (08/02/02)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- What began as a rescue operation this morning ended more than two hours later after city and county crews extracted a man who was buried when the trench he was working in collapsed. According to Butler County Deputy Coroner Bruce Goin, the victim is identified as Charles Worley...
Two kidnapped Calif. girls rescued (08/02/02)
LANCASTER, Calif. -- Two teen-age girls abducted at gunpoint early Thursday from a lovers' lane were rescued 100 miles away after their kidnapper crashed his getaway car and was shot to death by sheriff's deputies, authorities said. Kern County Sheriff Carl Sparks said he was certain the kidnapper was minutes away from killing the girls and had chosen a remote location in the high desert. He said the girls had been raped...
Two ex-WorldCom bosses arrested on federal charges (08/02/02)
NEW YORK -- Two former WorldCom executives were arrested Thursday on charges of falsifying the books by $3.8 billion at the now-bankrupt long-distance company -- the second time in a week that American business leaders were led away in handcuffs. Former chief financial officer Scott Sullivan, 40, and former controller David Myers, 44, surrendered to the FBI in the latest blow to the company and corporate America, which has seen investors bail out of the stock market because of one accounting scandal after another.. ...
Repairs set to start since inspector spotted fuel line cracks (08/02/02)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Did a 27-year-old with perfect vision and admitted pickiness help prevent disaster on the space shuttle? NASA may never know, but the manager of the shuttle program said inspections will be more thorough from now on. The first of 11 tiny hairline cracks that grounded the entire shuttle fleet was spotted by David Strait, a sometime surfer with 20/20 vision who works for United Space Alliance, one of NASA's contractors...
Coach guilty of luring teens to London for sex (08/02/02)
PITTSBURGH -- A private cheerleading coach has been convicted of having sex with two teen-age girls he had taken to London. Scott Hayward, 34, was found guilty Wednesday of transporting two minors out of state to have illegal sex. The coach, who was acquitted of charges involving a third teen, faces up to 15 years in prison...
Defense lawyer - Actor's slain wife taped prophetic phone call (08/02/02)
LOS ANGELES -- A recorded phone call shows that months before Robert Blake's wife Bonny Lee Bakley was killed, the son of actor Marlon Brando angrily warned her: "You're lucky somebody ain't out there to put a bullet in your head." The exchange with Christian Brando was released by Blake defense lawyer Harland Braun, who cited it as evidence of Bakley's ability to provoke people, as well as a flawed investigation. Blake has been charged in the shooting...
New judges for federal district court receive confirmation (08/02/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday approved new judges for U.S. District Court in Missouri, confirming the nominations of St. Louis Circuit Judge Henry Autrey to the Eastern District and Springfield lawyer Richard Dorr to the Western District. The 94 U.S. district courts are the government's trial courts, with jurisdiction over civil and criminal cases. Next come the 13 circuit courts of appeals...
Throwing money into a hole (08/02/02)
ARCHBALD, Pa. -- The world's largest pothole has fallen on hard times. Once a tourist magnet, Archbald Pothole State Park in northeastern Pennsylvania now attracts litterbugs, men looking for sex and the occasional geologist drawn by the sheer size of this naturally occurring hole in the ground...
Congress expands negotiating power in trade deals for Bush (08/02/02)
WASHINGTON -- Congress on Thursday returned to the president the power to negotiate trade agreements, passing legislation that also helps workers hurt by the economic fallout from global commerce. "We can show the world that America will lead the way in building a new consensus on international trade," said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont...
Ashcroft adviser promised benefits to Oklahoma City survivors (08/02/02)
WASHINGTON -- A longtime friend and adviser to Attorney General John Ashcroft signed up Oklahoma City bombing survivors as clients with a promise to use his connections to win them government compensation in exchange for 10 percent to 27.5 percent of the proceeds...
Anthrax probe leads to ex-researcher (08/02/02)
WASHINGTON -- FBI and Postal Service agents wearing protective gloves conducted a second search Thursday at the apartment of a former Army researcher considered a "person of interest" in the investigation of last year's deadly anthrax mailings. The FBI gained a search warrant to look inside Steven J. ...
People talk 8/2/02 (08/02/02)
Magazines report Affleck, Lopez dating NEW YORK -- People magazine and Us Weekly have dueling Ben Affleck-Jennifer Lopez stories on their covers. Both are reporting, according to anonymous pals and close sources, the two are an item. People's Aug. 12 issue quotes sources who say the singer-actress began introducing Affleck to friends as her boyfriend three days before she and her second husband, dancer Cris Judd, filed for divorce last month. She and Judd had been married for 10 months...
U.S. troops in villages of Afghanistan search for enemies (08/02/02)
QIQAY, Afghanistan -- The Afghan villagers watched as five Chinook helicopters roared into their silent valley and disgorged 100 U.S. soldiers, weapons at the ready. An hour later, after drawing no fire, the soldiers came up to talk. "We're here to help you, to see what you need, and also to find the Taliban and al-Qaida, who did some bad things to the United States," Capt. Todd Fleming, a reservist from Rochester, N.Y., explained to a dozen curious men and boys...
Iraq says it's ready for U.S. attack (08/02/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's air force chief told President Saddam Hussein that his forces are ready to fight and win a possible U.S. invasion, Iraqi media reported Thursday. Hussein met with Lt. Gen. Hamid Rija Shilah and other top air force officers Wednesday to discuss plans to enhance their fighting capabilities, al-Iraq newspaper reported...
Pope concludes trip, reaches out to Indians (08/02/02)
MEXICO CITY -- Greeting his followers in the Zapotec language, Pope John Paul II ended an 11-day pilgrimage on Thursday by reaching out to Indians, who have been steadily deserting the Roman Catholic church, and urging the faithful to treat Native Americans with greater respect...
U.S. signs anti-terrorism pact (08/02/02)
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei -- The United States signed a sweeping new anti-terrorism treaty with southeast Asian countries on Thursday aimed at substantially upgrading security in the region -- a key front in the war on al-Qaida. The treaty with the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, is one of the most extensive security arrangements concluded among the United States and its allies in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...
World briefs 8/2/02 (08/02/02)
Gear of famous British journalist to be auctioned LONDON -- Well-worn travel gear that accompanied intrepid 19th-century journalist Henry Morton Stanley on his search for explorer David Livingstone went on display Thursday at Christie's auction house, where it and other artifacts will be sold....
Campus mourns lost lives following deadly bombing (08/02/02)
JERUSALEM -- The votive candles, placed to remember the dead and wounded, flickered gently in the Thursday afternoon breeze at a spot just outside the bombed-out Hebrew University cafeteria. Next to them were flowers, some of them wreaths with black bunting draped across them. ...
Powell - No talks with North Korea could be mistake (08/02/02)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Shunning talks with North Korea could be a costly U.S. mistake, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday, contending that negotiations with the communist state could alter policies that produce militarism and widespread hunger...
Cape Ford & Sons falls into elimination game (08/02/02)
The first round of the American Legion Zone 4 tournament Thursday did not go the way host Cape Girardeau Ford and Sons hoped. Two errors left Cape in an early hole and then a fifth-inning offensive outburst helped break things open in Festus' 15-4 victory at Capaha Field in a game stopped after six-and-a-half innings by the 10-run rule...
Ray Lewis signs contract extension with $19 million bonus (08/02/02)
Ray Lewis agreed to a five-year contract extension Thursday that includes a $19 million signing bonus and keeps the All-Pro linebacker with the Ravens through 2008. Lewis' new seven-year contract is worth approximately $50 million. Lewis had two years left on a deal that was to pay him $4.75 million each year...
Cards get a rare feat, not a win (08/02/02)
MIAMI -- A.J. Burnett was throwing 99 mph in the first and ninth innings, making it a tough night for the Cardinals. Burnett pitched a four-hitter for his major league-leading fourth shutout as the Florida Marlins beat the Cardinals 4-0 Thursday night...
Rams to hold three night practices next week (08/02/02)
MACOMB, Ill. -- Dealing with a heat wave, the St. Louis Rams will hold three night practices under portable lighting next week. It was 98 degrees midway through the team's afternoon workout Thursday, although there were few heat-related woes. Defensive end Ryan Pickett left the field with about a half-hour to go in the two-hour practice...
Star power - Greene, Slater prowling sidelines now for Rams (08/02/02)
MACOMB, Ill. -- Kevin Greene and Jackie Slater, who frequently sparred as Los Angeles Rams teammates, are at it again. The former stars are guest coaches on opposite sides of the ball at the St. Louis Rams' training camp, adding an interesting note to the proceedings. A lot of fire, too...
For freshwater variety, nothing beats Missouri (08/02/02)
To find a large variety of freshwater animals in the United States, you don't have to go outside Missouri. The fish, crayfish, mussel, and amphibian fauna of Missouri is more diverse than that of most neighboring states. The diversity of freshwater animals in our state is a result of the variety of habitats that occur here, and the ability of the animals to use these habitats. But will we be able to maintain this diversity...
Conservation department sets two auction dates (08/02/02)
Boats, trucks, all-terain vehicles, farm equipment and office furniture are among items the Missouri Department of Conservation will sell at two upcoming surplus property auctions. The auctions are Aug. 17 in Brookfield and Oct. 12 in Salem. Conservation Department auctions typically include sport-utility vehicles, sedans, tractors, lawn mowers and other power equipment. Office equipment like copiers, cabinets, shelves, desks, cameras and air conditioners is often included...
We're one thug away from 'The Sopranos' on ice (08/02/02)
Just what figure skating needed: another cheap thrill. Already a refuge for con artists and cronyism, now it has become a front for the mob. Any hope of getting the sport kicked of the next Winter Olympics just vanished. Besides having friends now in high and low places, imagine the appeal of "The Sopranos" on ice...
Sports FanFare 8/2/02 (08/02/02)
Baseball
  • The Royals recalled right-hander Runelvys Hernandez from Double-A Wichita to start Thursday's game against the Blue Jays. After the Royals' 3-2 loss to the Blue Jays, the Royals activated left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, who had been on the disabled list with a finger blister and broken nail...
  • Area sports digest 8/2/02 (08/02/02)
    Southeast football newcomers report today Southeast Missouri State University's football program will welcome about 40 newcomers today. That group includes freshmen, junior-college transfers and four-year transfers. The newcomers will have their first workout in shorts at 5 p.m. Saturday. About 50 veterans will report Monday, with the Indians' first full-squad practice scheduled for Wednesday morning...
    Military might on display (08/02/02)
    A visit to Whiteman Air Force Base near Knob Noster, Mo, made for a busy day. About 50 folks from around the state, including Sharon Stinson, Bob Blank, Steve Strong and I from Cape Girardeau, were guests Tuesday of the Missouri Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, with Butch Boyd as our affable host...
    'Little Mary Sunshine' is last hurrah (08/02/02)
    HURON, Ohio -- At last we're winding down to the final week here at the Huron Playhouse. "Little Mary Sunshine" opens tomorrow night and runs through Saturday, at which point we'll begin final strike. Final strike consists of insane last hours at the playhouse, bringing down the last of everything we put up and reverting the playhouse back to McCormick Middle School. We'll get less than six hours of sleep before heading to Bowling Green for final load-out on Sunday...
    Artifacts 08/02/02 (08/02/02)
    Painting, drawing shows open at arts council Exhibitions of paintings by Southeast professor Ronald Clayton and work by the Drawing Group, artists who meet every Wednesday at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, open today. A reception for the artists will be held today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the arts council galleries at 119 Independence St...
    The Dempseys in overdrive (08/02/02)
    Tonight you might be sitting there listening to The Dempseys' brand of high-test rockabilly, a pleasing cocktail in hand, enjoying the good musicianship when everything suddenly accelerates into overdrive. Joe Fick mounts his horizontal standup bass and becomes Jim Carrey on acid. Brad Birkedahl starts "chicken pickin'" his paisley Telecaster and babyfaced drummer Ron Perrone Jr. kicks the party into riot gear...
    Dylan returning to Newport 37 years after offending purists (08/02/02)
    NEWPORT, R.I. -- It was a watershed event in popular music: Bob Dylan, folk music's young minstrel, taking the stage with an electric guitar slung over his shoulder. To the die-hard folkies at Newport on July 25, 1965, it was an outrage. Thirty-seven years later, Dylan is coming back, headlining Saturday's program at the Apple & Eve Newport Folk Festival...
    Over my dead body 8/2 (08/02/02)
    These are the 10 songs Teri Wondra of Cape Girardeau wouldn't want to live without: 1. "Bluebird" -- David Morgan (boka4u2@aol.com) I included this song in the Christmas gift I gave my kids. It says what I want for them most: "Get the one degree above the Ph.D. ...
    Everybody's a critic - 'Reign of Fire' (08/02/02)
    Three stars "Dragonslayer" meets "Mad Max." That's what you can expect from the fantasy "Reign of Fire." The film stars Christian Bale ("Little Women") and Matthew McConaughey ("Ed TV") as two men fighting for mankind's very survival against fire-breathing dragons...
    Manufacturing growth slows, construction slips (08/02/02)
    NEW YORK -- Manufacturing activity grew more slowly in July and jobless claims were up, according to reports released Thursday, underscoring an economy struggling to fully recover from last year's recession and the Sept. 11 attacks. The Institute for Supply Management reported that its index of business activity slipped to 50.5 percent in July from 56.2 percent in June. ...
    Tennessee firm buys Albertsons for development (08/02/02)
    A Nashville-based development group has reached a deal to buy the former Albertsons building in Cape Girardeau and has already held discussions with interested tenants such as Kohl's, Kroger and Food Lion. The group -- MRW Retail -- has inked a contract to buy the building at the corner of Independence and Kingshighway and the deal is set to close Aug. 23, said Glenn Wilson, a partner in the three-man development group...
    Helen Caraker (08/02/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Helen L. Caraker, 78, of Lake Placid, Fla., formerly of Anna, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at her home. Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
    Margaret Pratt (08/02/02)
    TAMMS, Ill. -- Margaret Pratt, 84, of Tamms died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 28, 1918, in Tamms, daughter of Henry and Julia Gannon Minton. She and Clovis Pratt were married in 1952. He died July 7, 1977...
    Vivian Yates (08/02/02)
    COBDEN, Ill. -- Vivian Yates, 95, of Cobden died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Jonesboro Healthcare Center in Jonesboro, Ill. She was born Nov. 24, 1906, at Cobden, daughter of William and Lona Nicholson Garner. She and Henry Clay Yates were married May 7, 1932, in Union County, Ill. He died June 13, 1988...
    Shirley Batterton (08/02/02)
    Funeral Mass for Shirley Ann Batterton of Cape Girardeau will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Old St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Gefford Lamprea will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 6 p.m. today...
    Lawrence Duggan (08/02/02)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Lawrence D. Duggan, 87, of Cairo died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Daystar Care Center. He was born April 24, 1915, in Cairo, son of Patrick and Catherine Houlihan Duggan. Duggan was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Survivors include a nephew, John Heaman of Huntsville, Ala...
    Jimmy Miller (08/02/02)
    EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Jimmy Miller, 93, of Waterproof, La., died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday, La. He was born Aug. 21, 1908, in Warren, Ark., son of Jim and Laura Johnson Miller. He and Birtha Johnson were married in February 1930. She died Nov. 5, 2001...
    Shelburne Brewer (08/02/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Shelburne Delaney "Shoddy" Brewer, 92, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Homestead Hospital in Homestead, Fla. He was born Aug. 6, 1909, at Bertrand, Mo., son of George Delaney and Lucy Presson Brewer. He and Dorothy Adelaide Walker were married Nov. 11, 1933, in Sikeston. She died Aug. 23, 1979...
    Frank L. Crider (08/02/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Frank L. Crider, 73, formerly of Tamms, Ill., died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. Funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Buckles officiating. Burial in St. Adalbert Cemetery in Niles, Ill...
    Teresa Brucker (08/02/02)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Teresa Mary Brucker, 76, of Grandview, Mo., died Tuesday, July 30, 2002. She was born Jan. 20, 1926, in Oran. Brucker had lived in the Kansas City area since 1949. She was a member of VFW Auxiliary in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include three sons, Mike Brucker of Grandview, Bill Brucker of Overland Park, Kan., John Brucker of Belton, Mo.; two sisters, Bertha Rommel of Cape Girardeau, Geneva Phillips of Grandview; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren...
    Rev. Lowell West (08/02/02)
    CYPRESS, Ill. -- The Rev. Lowell G. West, 81, of Cypress died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1920, in Dongola, Ill., son of Joseph and Stella Turner West. He married Hildah Troutman. West was pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church near Dongola, and had pastored several Baptist churches in the area. He also farmed...
    Red Wells (08/02/02)
    MORLEY, Mo. -- Owen Dudley "Red" Wells Jr., 76, of Morley died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 6, 1925, at Benton, Mo., son of Owen Dudley and Lavinia Jane Eaves Wells. He and Ruth Jean Smith were married Jan. 29, 1947, at Morley...
    Cape police report 8/2/02 (08/02/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Aug. 2 DWILawrence Gates, 24, of 430 Sheridan, Apt. 8A was arrested Wednesday for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsShawn Dobbs, 25, of 801 Good Hope, Apt. 7, was arrested Wednesday for driving while suspended, failure to signal, no proof of insurance and no seatbelt...
    Jackson police 8/2/02 (08/02/02)
    Jackson Friday, Aug. 2 ArrestsJohn D. Gillman, 18, of 1225 Brandom, Apt. 1, and Jordan R. Walker, 20, of 621 W. Washington St. were arrested Wednesday for second-degree assault. Phillip E. Thomas, 33, of 325 Elm St. was arrested Wednesday on a Jackson warrant for failure to appear in court to answer charges of trespassing...
    Cape fire report 8/2/02 (08/02/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Aug. 2 Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:At 12:02 a.m., a request for emergency medical service at 2011 N. Kingshighway. At 7:45 a.m., a request for emergency medical service at Cape Girardeau Police Department, 40 S. Sprigg...
    Out of the past 8/2/02 (08/02/02)
    10 years ago: Aug. 2, 1992 Second Missionary Baptist Church has new pastor; the Rev. Clifford Mitchell Sr. is installed in afternoon service; message is given by the Rev. S.W. Oliver, pastor of First Baptist Church in Cairo, Ill. Sedgewickville - The Rev. ...
    Our children need our protection (08/02/02)
    By Tammy Gwaltney In the last few weeks there have been several stories in the news media detailing the recent kidnapping, sexual abuse and murder of children in this country. Also this summer stories of sexual abuse by church leaders have dominated our news media. These events are absolutely horrifying and bring all of us a sense of fear about how to protect children...
    Tuesday's primary - a chance to participate (08/02/02)
    Missouri and Cape Girardeau County election officials expect about one out of every four registered voters to go to the polls Tuesday for the primary election. Primary elections are held to reduce the number of candidates to one for each party. In addition, there are some important issues on Tuesday's ballot...
    Water-district vote affects part of the county (08/02/02)
    The only local tax issue in Cape Girardeau County on Tuesday's ballot is a $550,000 revenue bond issue that would provide startup financing for Public Water Supply District No. 5 serving the Nell Holcomb and Egypt Mills areas north of Cape Girardeau...
    Country needs strong leader like Bill Clinton (08/02/02)
    To the editor: Why does David Limbaugh keep pounding at the Democrats and Bill Clinton? Why don't the Republicans take the blame for rising unemployment, huge deficits, falling stock markets and the inability of our Washington officials, especially President Bush, to do something about the whole mess?...
    Medicaid cuts on medications hurt the elderly (08/02/02)
    To the editor: It's a crying shame what Gov. Bob Holden has done to the elderly, especially those in nursing homes, who are the very people who voted for him to be governor. As we all know by now, the governor has caused Medicaid to quit paying for over-the-counter medicines. ...
    Speak Out (08/02/02)
    Make wall into The Wall I HAVE another idea for reviving downtown Cape. It would attract lots of people, particularly teens and young adults. Extend the height of the wall by the river and turn it into a rock-climbing wall. It could have a simple name like "The Wall" and use a sound system to play the classic of the same name in the background...
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