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Stories from Tuesday, September 3, 2002

Schools prepare Sept. 11 programs (09/03/02)
Ten-year-old Kurt McDowell, a fourth-grader at West Lane Elementary in Jackson, Mo., knows exactly what happened Sept. 11, 2001. He can recite almost every detail of that day. So can all of his classmates. But as the anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches, local schools are planning a way to make the day about patriotism, not terrorism...
Prosecuting attorney turns Cape Girardeau history into novel (09/03/02)
Morley Swingle knows how to tell a good story. It's a skill the veteran Cape Girardeau County prosecutor honed in his opening and closing arguments at countless trials. But one of his personal trials comes to a close with the publication of his historical novel, set in his hometown of Cape Girardeau. Not surprisingly, courtroom drama plays a major role in the book, "The Gold of Cape Girardeau."...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda 9/3/02 (09/03/02)
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3 Action Items Power and Light Committee Consider resolution authorizing the mayor to execute an application for a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant. Consider bill proposing an ordinance accepting the dedication of Sanitary Sewer Easement Deeds from Oak Enterprises, L.L.C., Don and Donna Voorhes and Joseph and Frances Willenbring.Street Committee...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 9/3/02 (09/03/02)
7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 5 p.m. study session City Hall, 401 Independence Public Hearings A public hearing regarding a petition for annexation from Aaron's Properties, L.L.C., for a 2.68-acre tract located on the west side of Route W adjacent to the northwest limits of the city...
Teen killed in confrontation (09/03/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A 17-year-old is dead after a shooting during a confrontation Monday with St. Louis police. Police identified the dead youth as Stanley Parker of north St. Louis. The shooting occurred after police responded to a call about shots being fired in. Police said shots were fired toward the officers and officers returned fire, hitting one of five males present...
Athletes' muscle supplement also yields more pork chops (09/03/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Athletes sometimes add the natural supplement creatine to their diets to promote muscle growth. Now, researchers say creatine can help hogs yield more pork chops. University of Missouri-Columbia researchers has reported that their experiments included feeding hogs a diet of corn and soybean meal blended with creatine and dextrose -- a sugar -- for 30 days...
Defense team wants off case if trial begins as scheduled (09/03/02)
OLATHE, Kan. -- Lawyers for John E. Robinson Sr. have asked the judge in the case to delay the trial or remove them from the case. Robinson's court-appointed lawyers said they "cannot and will not" be ready to try the case if it starts as scheduled on Sept. 16...
Woman once on death row released on parole Friday (09/03/02)
CHILLICOTHE, Mo. -- Faye Copeland, who was convicted along with her husband of killing five transients, has been paroled, a state official said Sunday night. Department of Corrections spokesman Tim Kniest said Cope-land was paroled on Friday because of a severe medical condition. ...
Three die in collisions over holiday weekend (09/03/02)
A Doniphan, Mo., man died when his car ran off a state road and hit a tree, bringing the number of fatalities on Missouri roadways to three during the Labor Day holiday weekend. William A. Cook, 18, died at a hospital after the crash Sunday evening, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. The accident happened shortly after 8 p.m., about four miles south of Doniphan...
St. Louis arts center faces personnel, cash hurdles (09/03/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The University of Missouri-St. Louis still plans to open its performing arts center next year, despite ongoing financial and personnel struggles. "We think we're going to start more slowly than we originally planned, but we're going to start," chancellor Blanche M. Touhill said...
Two women die in boating accident (09/03/02)
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. -- Two women died when their personal watercraft hit a power boat on the Lake of the Ozarks over the weekend, according to the Missouri State Water Patrol. The patrol said Jennifer Stewart, 20, of Springfield, and Melissa Jordan, 20, of Rogersville died instantly from the impact with the 32-foot boat...
Springfield one of five cities chosen for anti-drug program (09/03/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield has been selected as one of five cities in the nation to participate in a federal anti-drug program that focuses on prevention rather than punishment. The Integrated Drug Enforcement Assistance Program involves sending a federal agent to Springfield to work with civic leaders, law enforcement agencies, schools and faith-based organizations...
Nursing-home resident dives into pond to save woman (09/03/02)
SHREVEPORT, La. -- An 81-year-old woman dove into a pond and saved a fellow nursing home resident from drowning after a car she was in plunged into the water. "There wasn't anybody else around," said Carolyn Kelly, who heard the accident and ran to help. "I've done a lot of swimming in my time."...
Powell heads to Africa for summit amid harsh criticism of U.S. (09/03/02)
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Colin Powell, whose rhetoric on Saddam Hussein has been more muted than that of President Bush and other administration leaders, is heading to an international economic and environmental summit where he will press U.S. concerns with leaders of Africa, Europe and Asia...
Congressman spends break helping dad harvest (09/03/02)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The joke around Paul Hulshof's farm is that he got taxpayer-subsidized help with the corn harvest this year. That's what neighbors said when they spotted his son, U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof, at the local grocery where farmers stop for lunch: Cheap labor, huh?...
Campers flee 10,000-acre fire at national forest (09/03/02)
AZUSA, Calif. -- A wildfire spread rapidly across 10,000 acres of national forest, sending thousands of holiday campers fleeing. About 8,000 campers, hikers and residents had to leave the Angeles National Forest after the fire erupted Sunday afternoon. Several said they were separated from friends and family and had to leave their belongings behind...
Study - Charter school students score lower than peers (09/03/02)
WASHINGTON -- Students in charter schools, often seen as an alternative to failing neighborhood schools, are scoring significantly below public school pupils in basic reading and math skills, a new study shows. Charter school students were anywhere from a half year to a full year behind their public school peers, researchers at the Brookings Institution concluded after reviewing 1999-2000 reading and math achievement test scores of 376 charter schools in 10 states...
Officials investigate link between West Nile, blood supply (09/03/02)
ATLANTA -- Public health officials on Monday sought to assure Americans that the blood supply was safe despite concerns that an organ donor who received a transfusion may have transmitted the disease to four transplant recipients. One of the four died of brain swelling that can be caused by the virus, which until now has been blamed on mosquito bites...
27 years later, Jimmy Hoffa's fate still remains unknown (09/03/02)
First of all, he's dead. On that, everyone agrees. But 27 years after James Riddle Hoffa set off for lunch and found oblivion instead, his remains have not been found. No one has been arrested for the union leader's murder. His final moments remain a secret, kept by a few -- and their ranks have been thinned by death, natural and not...
President marks Labor Day at labor picnic in union country (09/03/02)
NEVILLE ISLAND, Pa. -- President Bush, hoping to drive a wedge between Democrats and their big labor base, pledged Monday to fight recession and terrorism on behalf of American workers. "Congress needs to get moving," Bush said during a Labor Day address, urging lawmakers to stop blocking his efforts...
Lawyers eye losses of retired investors (09/03/02)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Squeezed between a political ad and a weather update from the local news station, a bearded attorney appears on the television screen. "So you worked hard and socked your money away so that you could enjoy retirement," James Richard Hooper says. "You selected a major Wall Street brokerage firm to invest and protect your money and now, now you're left holding the bag. Your money is gone."...
Los Angeles cathedral dedicated amid pomp and controversy (09/03/02)
LOS ANGELES -- The newest U.S. cathedral opened Monday amid prayers and controversy as protesters condemned the $195 million cost and Roman Catholics continued to struggle with a national sex abuse scandal. Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral was dedicated during a three-hour service that incorporated the many ethnic backgrounds of the community's faithful, from Vietnamese singing to African drumming to children in traditional Mexican dress...
North Carolina House may adopt limits on sessions (09/03/02)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- After two years of meeting nearly incessantly, North Carolina's state representatives may soon be willing to stop hanging around the House. The state Senate has tried to set limits on legislative sessions, but the House has never endorsed the idea...
Nation briefs 9/3/02 (09/03/02)
FBI continues anthrax investigation in Florida BOCA RATON, Fla. -- FBI agents and scientists spent Monday combing the former headquarters of American Media Inc., searching for clues in last fall's anthrax attacks. Investigators have declined to say how many people are working inside the quarantined building or if any evidence has been discovered. Crews re-entered the building Friday...
Poll shows Americans support military action against Hussein (09/03/02)
LOS ANGELES -- A majority of Americans support military action to topple Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, although most want the United States to gain approval from other countries first, according to a Los Angeles Times poll. A survey of 1,372 adults nationwide taken last month found that 59 percent of Americans believe the United States should take military action to remove Hussein. Just 29 percent were opposed and 12 percent were unsure...
Widow of suspect in Smart case says police had the wrong man (09/03/02)
SALT LAKE CITY -- The widow of the man police said was their top potential suspect in the unsolved Elizabeth Smart kidnapping said authorities were investigating the wrong man. Angela Ricci took her husband, Richard Albert Ricci, off of life support Friday night. He had suffered a massive brain hemorrhage Tuesday at the Utah State Prison, where he had been serving time on a parole violation. He never regained consciousness...
People talk 9/3/02 (09/03/02)
'K-19' director rises to challenge VENICE, Italy -- Even for an experienced film director like Kathryn Bigelow of "K-19," working with longtime heartthrobs Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson was enough to make her sweat. Bigelow, who was promoting her submarine epic with both stars at the Venice Film Festival, said being around the two wasn't always easy...
World briefs 9/3/02 (09/03/02)
Army negotiates for suspected al-Qaida men PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Hundreds of Pakistani soldiers were sent to a remote region of northwest Pakistan on Monday after tribesmen offered refuge to six suspected al-Qaida men, authorities said. The government was negotiating with the tribesmen to hand over the men...
Congress faces backlog after summer recess (09/03/02)
WASHINGTON -- Congress returns today to a backlog of major issues -- including U.S. policy toward Iraq, homeland security and the federal budget -- a pile of unfinished business so vast that many lawmakers are resigned to holding a lame-duck session after the November elections...
Ten teenage girls escape after overpowering guard (09/03/02)
HONOLULU -- An unlikely group has become the target of a manhunt in Hawaii. Authorities say 10 teenage girls -- ages 14 to 17 -- escaped from the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility after overpowering a guard and stealing a van. They also cut phone lines so staff couldn't call for help...
Dutch officials arrest 8 with al-Qaida links (09/03/02)
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands -- Eight men have been arrested on suspicion of helping finance al-Qaida and recruit fighters for Osama bin Laden's network, Dutch prosecutors said Monday. The men, whose names have not been released, were detained Friday in different parts of the country. They appeared before a judge in Rotterdam and were charged with membership in a criminal organization. Investigators haven't determined the men's nationalities...
Israel would not allow Arafat to return (09/03/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israel will not allow Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to return to the West Bank if he leaves the area, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's spokesman said Monday. The Palestinians have approached Israeli authorities about the possibility of Arafat attending international conferences, Raanan Gissin said...
World leaders push for action against poverty (09/03/02)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- With world leaders pushing for action, negotiators at the Earth Summit agreed on a plan Monday to protect the environment and fight poverty. "Humanity has a rendezvous with destiny," French President Jacques Chirac declared. Alarms are sounding across all the continents. We cannot say that we did not know!"...
New 'Secret Army of Mujahedeen' vows to attack U.S. troops (09/03/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A group that purports to be a new "Secret Army of Mujahedeen" is claiming responsibility for attacks on U.S. troops in Arabic-language leaflets that have surfaced in eastern Afghanistan in recent days. The hitherto unknown group also vows to avenge the deaths of Afghans killed in what the United States refers to as "friendly fire" mishaps in the search for al-Qaida and Taliban...
China's party politics remain shrouded in mystery (09/03/02)
BEIJING -- If drinking tea is China's favorite activity, then reading the leaves may come in second. That propensity was on display last week after the ruling communists finally announced, after much delay, that they would convene their party congress Nov. 8 -- a highly anticipated event that could see the first orderly turnover of power in modern Chinese history...
High school volleyball preview (09/03/02)
This is part of a series of fall sports previews for area high schools. Information was provided by the coaches of each school. All schools did not provide information. Previews of other fall sports will be published as those seasons begin. Jackson...
High school boys' soccer preview (09/03/02)
This is part of a series of fall sports previews for area high schools. Information was provided by the coaches of each school. Previews of other fall sports will be published as those seasons begin.Central Head coach: Tom Doyle Assistant coach: Josh Crowell...
Sampras flashes old form (09/03/02)
Rusedski falls in five sets as Sampras powers into fourth round.By Howard Fendrich The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Pete Sampras unfurled a backhand return winner down the line and let out an excited yell: "Aaahhh!" The fans responded, applauding and chanting support...
A's nip Royals for 19th straight win (09/03/02)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Miguel Tejada and the Oakland Athletics simply refuse to lose -- even when the degree of difficulty gets higher and higher. Tejada got his second straight game-ending hit as the A's matched the longest winning streak in AL history with their 19th straight victory Monday, beating the Kansas City Royals 7-6...
Tigers must come back down to earth (09/03/02)
DALLAS -- Football coaches always talk about trying to keep an even keel, never getting too high or too low. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel and Baylor coach Kevin Steele are both facing that challenge this week, albeit on different ends of the spectrum...
Winless preseason not a worry for Martz, players (09/03/02)
Rams forget about 0-4 showing, focus on Broncos.By R.B. Fallstrom The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Everywhere St. Louis Rams players go, the question hangs in the air: What's wrong with you guys? Linebacker Don Davis hears it even when he's at church...
Boone gives Reds reason to smile (09/03/02)
Cincinnati breaks losing streak by beating St. Louis 5-3.By R.B. Fallstrom The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Aaron Boone gave the struggling Cincinnati Reds a little something to smile about. Boone homered for the first time in 20 games and had three RBIs Monday as the Reds ended a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals...
Hurricanes again all alone at the top (09/03/02)
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami reclaimed sole possession of the top spot in The Associated Press Top 25 poll Monday, two days after a lopsided win over Division I-AA Florida A&M. The Hurricanes received 34 first-place votes, seven more than last week, when they were tied at No. 1 with Oklahoma. The Sooners were second with 21 first-place votes and 1,744 points, 39 less than Miami...
Fanfare 9/3/02 (09/03/02)
Basketball
  • Paul Pierce had another one of his scoring blitzes Monday night, cementing his status as the best offensive player on the U.S. national team. Pierce made seven consecutive shots and scored 20 of his 27 points in the third quarter to lead the United States to a 106-82 victory over Russia at the World Championships in Indianapolis...
  • Looker among six released (09/03/02)
    The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- World Bowl MVP Dane Looker was one of six players released by the St. Louis Rams on Sunday as the team reached the 53-man roster limit. The Rams also released defensive end Jonathan Brown, running back Mike Malan, offensive guards James Broyles and Andy King and tight end Dauntae' Finger. Brown was released with an injury settlement...
    Hamstring shelves Cubs' Prior for rest of year (09/03/02)
    CHICAGO -- After all the concern about Mark Prior's innings and workload, the right-hander's rookie season is over because of a hamstring. The Chicago Cubs placed Prior on the disabled list Monday with a strained hamstring, an injury that will take at least three or four weeks to heal...
    Area sports digest 9/3/02 (09/03/02)
    Southeast soccer team rolls past Belmont 8-0 Southeast Missouri State University's women's soccer team completed a successful opening weekend of play Sunday with an 8-0 romp past Belmont at Houck Stadium. The Otahkians finished the Southeast Labor Day Tournament with a 2-0 record, having beaten Indiana State 2-0 in Friday's season opener...
    Record Store to close at end of September (09/03/02)
    When I was 19, I bought my first Cat Stevens record. With puffy, fat headphones over my ears, I spent hours listening to it, sitting cross-legged with the album cover in my lap. It was quite an experience. I found faith in his soulful "On the Road to Find Out" when I was on my own road to find out. I strummed my guitar ineptly along with "Wild World." When my dad and I couldn't talk to each other without shouting, Cat's "Father and Son" offered me answers...
    Big day approaches for 'Idol' contestants (09/03/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- On Wednesday, Justin Guarini or Kelly Clarkson will be anointed an "American Idol" by television viewers. The winner's first single will be out in less than two weeks, the first album two months after that. That's the certainty awaiting the finalists in Fox's hit talent competition, which started out with 10,000 aspiring pop stars hoping for a TV magic-carpet ride to fame...
    Fox planning 'Green Acres' reality show (09/03/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- The Fox network is looking for a rich family willing to move from the big city to the boondocks for a reality-TV version of the 1960s sitcom "Green Acres." Last week, CBS announced plans to turn "The Beverly Hillbillies" sitcom in to a reality show about poor people moving into a mansion...
    Dave Mason, Sixwire, Sitzes to headline music festival (09/03/02)
    Ask someone under 40 who Dave Mason is and the reaction often is a shrug. Say "Traffic," and the light goes on. In the late '60s, Mason and Stevie Winwood joined with Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi to form the legendary British band that recorded such hits as "Dear Mr. ...
    Execs mull how to advertise on Sept. 11, if at all (09/03/02)
    While most major advertisers are reluctant to run television commercials Sept. 11 for fear of being viewed as insensitive, other corporations are looking for "tasteful" ways to sponsor network programs. Nextel Communications Inc. announced last week that it would once again underwrite CBS' broadcast of "9/11" on Sept. ...
    Business memo 09/03/02 (09/03/02)
    American Airlines tightens ticket policy American Airlines has tightened its policies on using nonrefundable tickets, and customers who miss their flight could be left with a worthless ticket. American and other carriers have long allowed people to convert unused tickets for other travel within one year...
    Study finds few women at top of companies (09/03/02)
    When the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center first surveyed communications companies last year to determine the number of women in their top ranks, Susan Ness, a visiting professor who guided this year's study, hoped it would embarrass some into improving their record...
    People on the move 09/03/02 (09/03/02)
    Jackson Mary Kay director receives awards Wilma Dooley, a Mary Kay director, was awarded a diamond ring with 15 diamonds for oustanding sales for the past year. This past week at Royal N'Orleans restaurant in Cape Girardeau, Dooley announced and presented awards to the following consultants for sales: Debbie Balsman of Perryville, Mo.; Sheila Hahs of Sedgewickville, Mo.; Kelly Hartmann of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Sue Gloth of Chaffee, Mo.; Tammy Van Gennip of Advance, Mo.; Sue Zoll of Jackson, Mo.; and Tammy Richardet of Perryville.. ...
    Governments, technologists battle over Internet censorship (09/03/02)
    Vietnam's government tries to block its citizens from such U.S.-based Web sites as the one run by expatriate Pham Ngoc whose pro-democracy rantings it considers dangerous and subversive. The ruling Communist Party doesn't like the dissident writings and other postings on his Thong Luan site, shortened from the Vietnamese for "information debate." No matter. ...
    Rosemary Millar (09/03/02)
    DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Rosemary Millar, 58, of Dyersburg died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at Dyersburg Methodist Hospital. She was born July 11, 1944, in Sikeston, Mo., the daughter of John and Mary Francis Welsh Hooper. She married Bob Millar on Dec. 23, 1966, in Sikeston. He survives of Dyersburg...
    Berenetta Elfrink (09/03/02)
    LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Berenetta L. Elfrink, 62, of Leopold died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at her home following an illness. She was born Jan. 5, 1940, at Glenallen, Mo., the daughter of Jim R. and Hazel Sitze Moore. She married Fred J. Elfrink June 21, 1957. He preceded her in death Dec. 25, 1998...
    Bobby Owens (09/03/02)
    EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Bobby C. Owens, 69, of East Prairie died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Dec. 15, 1932, in Mississippi County, the son of George Holloway and Virgie Mae Husk Owens. He married Doris Evelyn Marshall on Feb. 15, 1952, in Las Vegas, Nev., who survives...
    Thelma Litchford (09/03/02)
    WYATT, Mo. -- Thelma Louise Murphy Litchford, 77, of Wyatt died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Mississippi County, daughter of Tandy Baxter and Elsie Mae Sinclair Murphy. She married Dale Reeves Litchford on Aug. 5, 1941. He preceded her in death...
    Leota Mathis (09/03/02)
    KARNAK, Ill. -- Leota Johnson Mathis, 82, of Karnak died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. She was born Dec. 26, 1919, in Wilson, Ark., the daughter of Issac and Maude Annable Johnson. She married Jacob Mathis. He preceded her in death...
    Charles McCann (09/03/02)
    MORLEY, Mo. -- Charles C. McCann, 71, of Morley died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 20, 1931, in Sikeston, Mo., the son of Tricie and Edna Counsil McCann. He married Annette Childers on March 17, 1978. She survives...
    M.J. Quick (09/03/02)
    M.J. Quick, 72, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford & Sons Funeral Home.
    John Kelley (09/03/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- John Patrick "Jack" Kelley, 74, a lifelong resident of Union County, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at the City Care Center in Anna. He was born Nov. 25, 1927, in Jonesboro, Ill., the son of John Van Kelley and Maude Marie Morse Kelley...
    Otha McKee (09/03/02)
    OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Otha "Gene" McKee, 65, of Olive Branch died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 13, 1937, at Olive Branch, the son of Otha and Addie Madora Connel McKee. He married Loawana "Dottie" Bregger on Nov. 16, 1957. She survives...
    Jeanette Ervin (09/03/02)
    Jeanette Ervin, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford & Sons Funeral Home.
    Cape police report 9/3/02 (09/03/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Sept. 3The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau PoliceDepartment. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Howard W. Pikey, 33, of Bell City, Mo., was arrested Sunday at 524 Albert St. on warrants for parole and probation violation...
    Cape fire report 9/3/02 (09/03/02)
    Jackson Tuesday, Sept. 3 Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: An emergency medical service on Hillside Drive. An alarm on East Jackson Boulevard. An alarm at Bent Creek Golf Course. Firefighters responded to the following call Monday: A motor vehicle accident at Georgia and Main streets...
    Out of the past 9/3/02 (09/03/02)
    10 years ago: Sept. 3, 1992 City council Tuesday unanimously approved placing on Nov. 3 election ballot issue of whether to switch from at-large council elections to zone representation; there was no discussion by council members on ordinance to place issue - prompted by citywide petition drive - on ballot...
    Jackson takes in-depth looks at traffic needs (09/03/02)
    Jackson has established itself as Southeast Missouri's growth capital. People flocked to Jackson in the 1990s, building homes and opening businesses and spurring population growth that makes other cities in the area look on in wonder. The population grew by a more-than-impressive 29 percent between 1990 and 2000, the latest census figures show. The total is approaching 12,000. Cape Girardeau, in contrast, grew by 2.5 percent...
    Conclusions of teacher audit remain unclear (09/03/02)
    No one can argue that periodic reviews of state agencies and public systems is one of the best ways to make sure they're doing what taxpayers have entrusted them to do. So no doubt many read with interest State Auditor Claire McCaskill's report based on statistics from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The points it made were surprising and disappointing...
    Cape's police deserve support for all they do (09/03/02)
    To the editor: Rather than criticizing Cape Girardeau's leadership and begrudging the officers of the Cape Girardeau Police Department, outspoken opponents of the raises awarded to the city's most important public servants should consider themselves lucky. Citizens fail to appreciate the level of excellence exhibited by the police department despite a lack of resources, sufficient manpower and competitive salaries...
    Speak out 8/28 (09/03/02)
    50-50 split is working LIVING IN a rural area , I feel like the Missouri Department of Transportation 50-50 funding split is fair. St. Louis has heavy, super-duper traffic all the time. It takes a lot of money to keep our cities running. We all like to go to St. ...
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