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Stories from Thursday, August 8, 2002

Escapee from Dunklin County jail re-captured in Poplar Bluff (08/08/02)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three days after allegedly escaping from the Dunklin County Jail, a local man is back behind bars after authorities found him hiding in a Poplar Bluff home, dressed as a woman. Milton Roy Taylor, 35, had been on the run since his alleged escape from the jail's exercise yard at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the help of fellow inmates...
Ballot machinery malfunction won't alter Cape County vote (08/08/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- As Cape Girardeau County's ballots were run through a counting machine again Wednesday, Al Gore jokes and dimpled-chad references were bantered about. The county's voting machinery had experienced some technical difficulties Tuesday night, so the ballots were getting another look...
West Nile virus discovered in Cape (08/08/02)
and Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian The mosquito-borne virus responsible for the deaths of five Louisiana residents this summer has been found in Cape Girardeau, prompting health officials to call for additional pesticide spraying in the city...
Six votes separate House hopefuls (08/08/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Mike Dethrow of Alton claimed the Republican nomination for the 153rd District House seat on Tuesday by just six votes. Dethrow garnered 1,754 votes compared to 1,748 votes for Tim Slayton of Alton for a victory margin of just two-tenths of one percent...
Giant grill puts heat on brats (08/08/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Not just anyone can man the world's largest touring grill, a 65-foot-long, 53,000-pound behemoth of gas cooking. It takes skill. It takes training. It takes guts. Actually, not so much of a gut -- just an unending appetite for damaged bratwurst...
Small plane crashes south of St. Louis (08/08/02)
FESTUS, Mo. -- A small multi-engine airplane crashed Wednesday morning in Jefferson County, killing the pilot. Claude Sherrell, 66, of House Springs, was alone on the Beech model 95-A55 plane when it went down at around 9:30 a.m., shortly after taking off from the Festus airport, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer said...
Metropolis police officer facing misconduct charges (08/08/02)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- A Metropolis police officer has been indicted for not arresting the mayor's son after the officer allegedly saw the man commit a crime. Joe Basham is charged with two counts of official misconduct. Prosecutors allege Basham saw Chance Clanahan with an uncased, loaded .357 caliber pistol in his car on Feb. 13 but did not arrest him. Clanahan is the son of Metropolis Mayor Beth Clanahan...
Republicans bank on unity in battle to win 157th District (08/08/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The three runner-ups in the Republican primary for the 157th District House race pledged Wednesday to work for the election of their party's nominee for the seat. The primary boasted four viable Republican hopefuls, each bringing different strengths and constituencies to the race. In the end, Scott Lipke of Jackson squeaked out the victory...
Highway Patrol chopper crashes in Springfield (08/08/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Two Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers were injured Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in Springfield, the patrol said. The chopper spun wildly before going down about 10:30 a.m. in a grassy area about 50 feet west of U.S. 65 just north of Chestnut Expressway, authorities said...
Police suspect sabotage at wastewater treatment plant (08/08/02)
HOLLISTER, Mo. -- Police on Wednesday were investigating who tampered with equipment at a wastewater treatment plant, causing treated sludge to be released into a southwest Missouri creek. Someone with knowledge of the plant's layout and equipment, possibly a disgruntled former employee, opened a series of valves sometime over the weekend, causing treated sludge in a holding tank to be rerouted back through the system, facility manager Tom Clemens said...
Futuristic weapons unveiled at technology conference (08/08/02)
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Many of the devices look like something out of a science-fiction movie: a lightweight hood that provides 60 minutes of oxygen while keeping out toxic fumes, to a small robot that traverses dangerous terrain. Yet they could evolve into weapons for American troops...
Emergency service groups plan another 911 run (08/08/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Perhaps the third time will be a charm. If nothing else, the third proposal for a statewide funding source for wireless 911 emergency service is likely to look different than the previous two. Missouri voters on Tuesday rejected a proposed cell phone tax for 911 service by a solid 65 percent of the vote -- an even larger margin than its 57 percent defeat when the same measure appeared on the ballot in April 1999...
Fed guidelines clarify stem cells research (08/08/02)
WASHINGTON -- In a little-noticed ruling this spring, the Bush administration made it a bit easier for federally funded researchers to use embryonic stem cells that do not meet the president's strict test for federal funding . Researchers do not have to set up separate laboratories for research on stem cells that do not qualify for funding, the National Institutes of Health said in March...
U.S. military weighs options for making attack on Iraq (08/08/02)
WASHINGTON -- The generals developing plans for possible U.S. military action against Iraq have many options, from a massive invasion requiring more than a quarter million soldiers to a covert operation relying largely on dissident Iraqis. President Bush says he wants Iraqi President Saddam Hussein ousted, accusing Saddam of developing chemical and biological weapons and seeking a nuclear bomb. ...
New energy plants, measures to conserve preserving power (08/08/02)
WASHINGTON -- Through nine straight days of humid, 90-plus degree heat, air conditioners kept humming across the Northeast, and only a brush fire could knock out the power briefly in California where blackouts were common in recent summers. After several years of power woes, the nation's electricity grids are holding up this summer despite record demand in many areas. ...
ImClone's Waksal indicted on insider trading charges (08/08/02)
NEW YORK -- Former ImClone Systems chief executive Samuel Waksal, whose arrest on insider trading charges has cast suspicion on Martha Stewart, was indicted Wednesday, apparently after attempts to cut a deal with prosecutors broke down. The indictment, filed in federal court in Manhattan, brings new charges of obstruction of justice and bank fraud against Waksal in addition to previous securities fraud and perjury charges...
Handing out $50 of hope - Experiment pays dividends (08/08/02)
INDIANAPOLIS - The money in the white envelopes bought one cancer patient a beautiful ham. It bought nine disabled children an afternoon of golf and giggles. True, some money may have been squandered on an addict's high. But it did buy an exhausted mother a massage...
Parents thankful for work on twins (08/08/02)
LOS ANGELES -- The parents of the surgically separated Guatemalan twins happily thanked the doctors and nurses Wednesday who carried out the marathon, 22-hour operation, saying, "God will somehow repay them." The 1-year-old girls once joined at the head remained in critical condition at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center...
Hormone discovery may cut appetites (08/08/02)
The Washington Post Scientists have discovered a new hormone made in the digestive tract that acts on the brain to reduce appetite, a potential lead in efforts to develop new weight-loss drugs. "I think it's an excellent drug target," said Michael Cowley, a scientist at the Oregon National Primate Research Center in Beaverton and a coauthor of a study on the finding, published in tomorrow's issue of the journal Nature...
3 soldiers get murder charge (08/08/02)
FORT HOOD, Texas -- Three soldiers at the Fort Hood Army post will be tried in military court on charges they shot a man to death outside his home in April. The three will be court-martialed on charges of premeditated murder and conspiracy to purchase drugs in the death of rap musician Eric Davis, 20, of Killeen, Army spokesman Lt. Col. Paul Fisher said. They also face other charges...
Two teens get arrested in mailbox bomb case (08/08/02)
BALTIMORE -- Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday for planting at least four crude bombs inside mailboxes in suburban Baltimore, police said. Three of the devices exploded but no one was injured. Baltimore County police said they believed the acts were random and the motive was "thrill seeking." The suspects, ages 17 and 19, weren't immediately charged...
People talk 8/8/02 (08/08/02)
Cage plans to sell comic book collection DALLAS -- Nicolas Cage plans to sell his comic book collection -- including one with the first appearance of Superman -- at the Dallas ComiCon, a collectors' convention Oct. 11-13. The actor's collection of about 400 comic books includes Action Comics No. ...
Major Senate candidates agree to debate Oct. 24 (08/08/02)
Missouri's major party nominees for U.S. Senate have agreed to participate in a debate Oct. 24 before an audience of newspaper people. Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan and her Republican challenger, former U.S. Rep. Jim Talent, won their respective primaries on Tuesday...
Readying for fall Senate race, Carnahan and Talent talk issues (08/08/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Newly nominated in a nationally watched Senate battle, Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan and Republican Jim Talent said Wednesday they will stick to issues, with the incumbent talking about homeland security after visiting Fort Leonard Wood and the challenger hitting the road to promote his ideas on job creation...
GOP officials distance themselves from Hanson (08/08/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Republican officials on Wednesday were encouraging their own members to withhold support from the party's surprise nominee for state auditor. Al Hanson received 65 percent of the statewide GOP vote in Tuesday's primary against Jay Kanzler, general counsel for Washington University in St. Louis, who failed to take a single county despite his endorsement by top Republicans...
O'Neill visits South America amid spreading economic malaise (08/08/02)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill urged Argentina on Wednesday to adopt a sound recovery strategy, but his encouraging words on a South American swing did little to ease fears the region's economic malaise could spread...
Saudis tell U.S. not to start fight with Iraq (08/08/02)
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabia has made clear to Washington -- publicly and privately -- that the U.S. military will not be allowed to use the kingdom's soil in any way for an attack on Iraq, Foreign Minister Prince Saud said Wednesday. Saud said in an interview that his country opposes any U.S. operation against Iraq "because we believe it is not needed, especially now that Iraq is moving to implement United Nations resolutions."...
Taiwanese, Chinese tempers flare over comments (08/08/02)
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan tried to soothe tensions with China by scrapping military exercises Wednesday as the communist giant's state-run media threatened to use war to win peace. The current flare-up between the rivals has been the worst since Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian was elected two years ago...
Firefight in Kabul brings new security questions (08/08/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Raising fresh doubts about Kabul security, gunmen assaulted an Afghan army post Wednesday, touching off a three-hour battle that killed 16 on Kabul's southern outskirts. The firefight came as U.S. forces reported killing four men in a car in eastern Afghanistan the previous day. That incident was in the same area where Americans killed two men Monday, and Afghan leaders said the U.S. military operation had made local people edgy and angry...
Explosions rock Bogota during Uribe inauguration (08/08/02)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Explosions rocked Colombia's capital and the area around Parliament Wednesday as Alvaro Uribe entered the building to be sworn in as president of Colombia Wednesday. At least 12 people were killed in the blasts, witnesses said. Three blasts hit within blocks of the Parliament building as Senate leader Luis Alfredo Ramos prepared to give the oath of office to Uribe, who has vowed to wipe out rebels who have been fighting Colombian governments for 38 years...
Hindus strike in Kashmir to protest attack on pilgrims (08/08/02)
JAMMU, India -- Many Hindus observed a general strike in Kashmir on Wednesday to protest a terrorist attack that killed nine pilgrims as they prepared to hike to a Himalayan shrine. Also Wednesday, eight people died in new violence in two separate incidents...
Kurds unwilling to 'blindly' commit to anti-Saddam front (08/08/02)
ANKARA, Turkey -- A key Iraqi opposition figure said Wednesday his group would not "blindly" commit to any U.S. plans to topple Saddam Hussein. Jalal Talabani, leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, one of two Kurdish factions controlling northern Iraq, spoke during a visit to Ankara. He was en route to Washington for meetings with U.S. officials along with other opposition figures...
Archaeologists unraveling ancient Mideast drug trade (08/08/02)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM -- A thriving Bronze Age drug trade supplied narcotics to ancient cultures throughout the eastern Mediterranean as balm for the pain of childbirth and disease, proving a sophisticated knowledge of medicines dating back thousands of years, researchers say...
Long tradition of pilgrim tattoos a dying art in Jerusalem (08/08/02)
The Associated Press JERUSALEM -- For 250 years the Razzouk family in Jerusalem's Old City has offered Christian pilgrims a Holy Land souvenir they can carry to their graves -- a tattoo. Their simple designs of Christ on the cross, his resurrection, the Virgin Mary or elaborate decorative crosses in black ink have adorned the forearms of the likes of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie and King George V of England...
World briefs 8/8/02 (08/08/02)
Annan names Mideast humanitarian envoy UNITED NATIONS -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed the former head of the U.N. World Food Program his personal humanitarian envoy in the Middle East on Wednesday to help alleviate the plight of the Palestinian people...
Palestinians say Israel changed plans, call meeting a failure (08/08/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinians and Israel agreed Wednesday on a plan for a gradual Israeli withdrawal from areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip but the deal appeared to flounder later in the day when Palestinian officials said Israel had changed the terms...
Pearl's body leaves Pakistan for United States (08/08/02)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- The body of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal journalist kidnapped and slain by Islamic militants, left Pakistan early Thursday en route to the United States, Pakistani officials said. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Pearl's body was aboard a Cathay Pacific flight that left Karachi at 1:30 a.m. bound for Los Angeles by way of Bangkok, Thailand, and Hong Kong...
Indians' gift for first practice - good weather (08/08/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's Indians were greeted by a pleasant surprise during Wednesday's opening of full-squad practice -- decent weather. Gone were the sauna-like heat and humidity that permeated the area for the past several weeks. While it still reached a warm 87 degrees, there was also a breeze -- and relatively low humidity -- for both workouts...
Local softball teams chase World Series titles (08/08/02)
A pair of local softball teams, the New Hamburg Heat and Heartland Nationals, are set to chase World Series titles this week. The Heat leave today for the Babe Ruth 16 and under World Series in Greenville, NC. The team has played together most of the summer with the exception of four players...
Poplar Bluff track taking shape, but opener delayed (08/08/02)
The developers of a new dirt oval track just outside Poplar Bluff, Mo., wanted to have the project finished and ready to open this month, but now say the opener will be pushed back until at least September. Jennifer Adamson, one of the owners of the track, along with her husband, Keith, said Wednesday that the turns and straightaways on the track have been finished and are ready to be topped with a clay racing surface. Construction hasn't started yet on bleachers or buildings...
Capahas' season ends after one-run loss (08/08/02)
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Craftsman Union Capahas were eliminated from the National Baseball Congress World Series by the slimmest of margins Wednesday. The Beatrice (Neb.) Bruins scored a run in the bottom of 10th inning to win 2-1 and hand the Capahas their second straight tournament loss...
The week ahead in motorsports (08/08/02)
AREA EVENTS
  • Late models, modifieds, hobby stocks, pure stocks, cruisers at Malden (Mo.) Speedway, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Super pro, pro, ET classes at Sikeston (Mo.) Drag Strip, 5 p.m. Saturday
  • Sprints, modifieds, pure stocks, cruisers at Auto Tire and Parts Racepark, Benton, Mo., 7 p.m. Saturday...
  • Division lead cut to one game after seventh straight loss (08/08/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Guerrero hit his 29th home run and the Montreal Expos sent the St. Louis Cardinals to their seventh straight loss, 4-1 Wednesday night. The Cardinals' skid is their longest since they also dropped seven straight in August 1999. They had their NL Central lead over Houston cut to one game...
    Porter's courage earned respect (08/08/02)
    Baseball fans probably don't need an autopsy or a police investigation to evaluate Darrell Porter's life. The former Royals catcher and St. Louis Cardinals World Series star will be remembered warmly and with great respect throughout our state. And that's not just because Porter helped both the Cardinals (1982 and 1985) and the Royals (1980) reach the World Series -- although that little bit of trivia should endear him to all Missouri baseball fans...
    Sports FanFare 8/8/02 (08/08/02)
    Briefly Baseball
  • Baseball Hall of Famer Enos "Country" Slaughter remained hospitalized in critical condition after undergoing two emergency surgeries in the past two weeks. Slaughter, 86, was in the intensive care unit at Duke University Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said. He had colon surgery July 25 and surgery to repair perforated stomach ulcers July 29...
  • Area sports digest 8/8/02 (08/08/02)
    Seys, Burford win in SEMO Horseshoe Association event Perry Seys and Larry Burford won Sunday's event for the Southeast Missouri Horseshoe Association at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Leopold. Carl Reddick and Dan Elfrink were second. Third was Virgil Schreckenberg and Darlene Stoverink...
    Fit to Print team updates 8/8/02 (08/08/02)
    SHAPE UP CAPE FIT TO PRINT POINT TOTALS Sam Blackwell 129 Andrea Buchanan 67 Spencer Cramer 103 Heidi Hall 62 Jamie Hall 72 Gabe Hartwig 75 Laura Johnston 72 Heather Kronmueller 80...
    Dentistry's new choices offer plenty to chew on (08/08/02)
    Los Angeles Times Cavity treatment used to be simple. A dentist drilled away the decayed part of the tooth and packed the resulting hole with silver-covered mercury amalgam. It wasn't pretty, but it did the job -- at least until the amalgam started to crack or come out...
    Health calendar 8/8/02 (08/08/02)
    Today La Leche League Support Group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Conference Room B at St. Francis Education Center. Call 334-2705 for information. Asthma education program at 6:30 p.m. at Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. To register, call 651-5825...
    The secret to growing lettuce (08/08/02)
    Aug. 8, 2002 Dear Leslie, Bodies fly apart almost daily in Israel now. The news is gravely reported. The president of the United States expresses anger, sadness or both. Nobody knows how to end this blood fight, and most everybody has tried...
    Marie Little (08/08/02)
    GRAND CHAIN, Ill. -- Marie Ulrich Little, 85, of Grand Chain died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at the Southgate Health Care Center in Metropolis, Ill. She was born Aug. 13, 1916, near Olmsted, Ill., the daughter of Alex and Regina Schoenborn Ulrich. She married Burrell Little. He preceded her in death...
    Olive Keel (08/08/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Olive Mae Keel, 83, of Sikeston died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born April 4, 1919, in Ellingham, Wash., daughter of Honik and Ruth Mabel Falk Oiness. She and John W. Keel were married Jan. 7, 1959, in Tacoma, Wash. He died June 4, 1994...
    Agnes Bentley (08/08/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Agnes M. Bentley, 76, of Chaffee died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 5, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Alvin N. and Minnie Ann Devenport Baker. She and Harry Rand Bentley were married Nov. 26, 1957, in Houston, Texas. He died June 8, 1979...
    Naomi Koch (08/08/02)
    NEW WELLS, Mo. -- Naomi Koch, 75, of New Wells died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 19, 1927, at Farrar, Mo., daughter of Rudolf and Louise Wiebrecht Lorenz. She and Melvin E. Koch were married June 29, 1947. He died Aug. 13, 1992...
    Evelyn Foster (08/08/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Evelyn Louise Foster, beloved by family and friends, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at the age of 60. She was born Nov. 9, 1941, at Delta, Mo., daughter of Russell and Iva Driskell Medley. She and James W. Foster were married Aug. 16, 1958, in Chaffee, Mo...
    Sister Denise Diebold (08/08/02)
    KELSO, Mo. -- Sister Denise Diebold, 85, died Thursday, July 25, 2002, at the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters Motherhouse in Wheaton, Ill., her religious community. A remembrance service and rosary prayer service was held at the convent July 28. A funeral Mass was celebrated July 29 at Our Lady of the Angels Motherhouse Chapel. Interment followed in Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton...
    LaVerne Ostendorf (08/08/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- LaVerne Matthews Ostendorf, 93, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 29, 1909, at Chaffee, daughter of Sylvester and Elizabeth Owens Matthews. She and Harry Ostendorf were married Aug. 20, 1927, in St. Charles, Mo. He died in July 1980...
    Francis Taylor (08/08/02)
    Francis Lee "Duke" Taylor, 72, of Glasgow, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital. He was born July 24, 1930, at Gilliam, Mo., son of Elmer Ray and Lucy I. Taylor. He and Betty Elizabeth Strum were married Oct. 28, 1966...
    Rebia Tapley (08/08/02)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Rebia May Tapley, 93, of Cairo died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at her home. She was born May 30, 1909, in Oscar, Ky., daughter of William Burney and Nellie Raley Hendrick. She married James H. "Bud" Tapley, who died Oct. 18, 1967. Tapley was a member of Tigert Memorial Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star...
    Births 8/8/02 (08/08/02)
    Owens Triplet daughters and son to Jason Chad and Lora Ann Owens of Cape Girardeau, St. Francis Medical Center, Sunday, July 28, 2002. Allison Paige and Madison Nicole were born at 9:21 a.m., and Christian Jake was born at 9:22 a.m. Mrs. Owens is the former Lora Anderson, daughter of Ruth and David Polivick of Olive Branch, Ill. She is employed at the Southeast Missourian Newspaper. Owens is the son of Shella Owens of Sikeston, Mo., and Terry Owens of Cape Girardeau. He is self-employed...
    Cape Girardeau fire report 8/8/02 (08/08/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Aug. 8 Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: At 4:22 p.m., medical assist at 315 N. Broadview. At 10:30 p.m., vehicle fire at North Kingshighway and Broadway. At 11:20 p.m., illegal burn at 108 S. Hanover. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: At 10:13 a.m., alarm at 121 S. Main...
    Cape Girardeau police report 8/8/02 (08/08/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Aug. 8 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Following a two-car accident Tuesday at Broadway and Kingshighway, a summons was issued to Jason B. Grubbs, 24, of 243 N. Fountain, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway...
    Out of the past 8/8/02 (08/08/02)
    10 years ago: Aug. 8, 1992 Public announcement was made yesterday at Jefferson City that Steven L. Limbaugh Jr. has been appointed to Missouri Supreme Court; Limbaugh had been named one of three finalists for vacancy by Missouri Appellate Judicial Commission on June 13; he expects to resign as circuit court within two weeks and be sworn in as member of Supreme Court...
    Correction 8/8 (08/08/02)
  • The Southeast Missourian misidentified Aulcey Huffman of Jackson, Mo., as a female in Wednesday's story about an traffic accident on Interstate 55. Mr. Huffman was the driver of one of the vehicles. The Missourian regrets the error.
  • NIE sponsors promote literacy and learning (08/08/02)
    Newspapers In Education is among the most promising programs around. The NIE program in this area works thanks to corporate sponsors who supply copies of the Southeast Missourian to students in classrooms. Teachers use the newspapers as learning tools. And when they're finished, students take the papers home...
    Union fees for state workers become reality (08/08/02)
    It is the latest in a series of sad developments for state workers -- and for the state government they serve -- following Gov. Bob Holden's executive order last summer that instituted collective bargaining for state employees. Sadly, many of the predictions made last summer by opponents of this executive order are coming true...
    Perryville picnic coverage renews good memories (08/08/02)
    To the editor: It was great to read that again the St. Vincent de Paul Seminary Picnic in Perryville, Mo., was a success. I really miss not making it back home every year for the great food and the homemade quilts and dolls that I used to win a bunch as a child. I am also excited to be able to keep Mom abreast of all that happens in her area, since she is soaking up the Florida sun...
    Speak Out A 08/08/02 (08/08/02)
    Providing health care SOME OF the people I've seen on TV are parents talking about the lack of insurance for their children's health care. I'm sure there are many more like them. And there are many who aren't like them. But if they'd reduce the calories they eat, they could probably afford to buy health insurance for their kids. They're getting obese instead of providing for their family like they should...
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