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Stories from Saturday, September 21, 2002

Trooper- Grandmother wanted to purchase gun 'to get rid of... (09/21/02)
A nearly fatal family drama played out in court Friday as investigators testified about an Illinois grandmother allegedly trying to buy a gun last month in a Cape Girardeau mall parking lot in order to kill her son-in-law. The grandmother, Linda L. Myers, 49, of Jonesboro, Ill., and her mother, Helen A. Severs, 65, of Ullin, Ill., are both charged with conspiracy to commit murder and are in custody on $100,000 bond each...
flu shot lists (09/21/02)
FLU CLINIC SCHEDULE Oct. 1: Jackson fire station, drive-through clinic, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3: Jackson American Legion Hall, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4: Delta Community Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m....
Flu prevention gets shot in the arm (09/21/02)
The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center won't be playing a waiting game this year with the flu vaccine. Armed with 4,000 doses of the influenza vaccine, county health officials plan to begin giving shots on Oct. 1, starting with a drive-through clinic at the Jackson fire station...
Fourth rape in one week reported in Cape (09/21/02)
Another rape was reported to Cape Girardeau police Friday, making the fourth attack to be reported within a week. Police say the four reports are not related and the women were acquainted in some way with the suspects. The most recent report resulted in an arrest Friday. ...
River bridge concrete pour continues today (09/21/02)
A two-day concrete pour began Friday night on the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge in Cape Girardeau, as concrete trucks began rolling across the old Mississippi River bridge with their loads. A total of 3,800 cubic yards of concrete -- more than 500 truckloads from Delta Concrete and McDonald Co. -- will have been hauled to the site when work ends this afternoon...
GOP picks Farmington mayor to compete in 106th District (09/21/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Farmington Mayor Kevin Engler will be the replacement Republican candidate for the 106th District seat in the House of Representatives. The district's Republican committee, which included members from Perry, Ste. Genevieve and St. Francois counties, picked Engler over two other nominees -- Cecilia Fallert of Perryville and Carol Gamble of Farmington...
Church conference features speaker from South Carolina (09/21/02)
A Cape Girardeau congregation will host its denomiation's top woman leader during a conference here Sept. 28 and 29. The Greater Dimension Church of God in Christ will welcome Willie Mae Rivers of Goose Creek, S.C. She is the general supervisor of the Department of Women for the church worldwide...
Saving a sacred space (09/21/02)
Two members of a Minnesota synagogue are working to save their heritage in a mining town By Sharon Cohen The Associated Press VIRGINIA, Minn. - She first came to the red-brick temple in her father's arms, carried past stained-glass windows, up to the stage for a special day. She was just one week old...
Religion calendar (09/21/02)
Today Fall bazaar at Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the United Methodist Women, and includes collectibles, white elephant items, crafts, pies and cakes. A Hobbs Chapel cookbook will be for sale. Lunch will be served...
Broker sentenced for embezzlement (09/21/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A suburban St. Louis investment broker was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in prison for embezzling more than $4 million from an employee benefit plan and other investors. Arthur G. Stevenson III, 42, of Eureka, Mo., was also ordered to pay back all of the money. U.S. Attorney Ray Gruender said more than 50 investors were victimized. Stevenson pleaded guilty in June to one count each of mail fraud and embezzling from an employee benefit plan, both felonies...
Money-grabbing monkey escapes fair (09/21/02)
KENNETT, Mo. A hat-tipping, change-clipping spider monkey named Fonzie escaped from the Delta Fairgrounds this week, apparently to take a tour of Kennett. By the time he was finally caught, his reputation had grown even bigger. After about five years as a fair regular, Fonzie has become known for his antics while working with an organ grinder. He snatches money from passers-by on the midway and, being a gentleman bandit, tips his hat to them...
Holden announces Medicaid changes for disabled and elderly (09/21/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Changes announced Friday to the state's Medicaid program could lessen the financial strain for thousands of disabled and elderly Missourians due to be affected Oct. 1 by a new Medicaid policy. Advocates for the disabled, who held Capitol protests and raised concerns with Gov. Bob Holden, said the changes would help some, but do nothing for an equal or greater number of people...
Once-thriving Jewish congregations dwindling in rural South D (09/21/02)
CLARKSDALE, Miss. Congregation Beth Israel was once a vibrant presence in this Delta town, but now the synagogue is for sale. Congregation member Gloria Himmelstein has watched the Jewish community dwindle over the years as younger generations, including her son and daughter, moved to urban areas offering more opportunities...
Religion briefs (09/21/02)
Gospel groups coming to Arena Building Gospel music groups the Crabb Family, Michael Combs and Mike Bowling will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the A.C. Brase Arena Building. Tickets are available by calling (423) 343-0172 or (423) 677-5093. The concert is sponsored by Lighthouse Productions...
Judge says Holden can make budget cuts (09/21/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden had the legal authority to withhold nearly $21 million in nursing home grants, a judge ruled Friday. In withholding the money to help balance a tight budget, Holden followed the pattern of governors past, making use of a constitutional provision allowing spending cuts when revenue dip below expectations...
Boy, 15, accused of raping classmate during school (09/21/02)
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- A suburban St. Louis teenager has been accused of raping a female classmate at their high school in the middle of the school day. Authorities said another boy served as a lookout. Both boys were taken into juvenile custody but later released to their families. A spokesman for the St. Louis County prosecutor's office said the boys would not be charged as adults...
Missouri unemployment rate falls in August (09/21/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by more than half a percentage point in August, the Department of Economic Development said Friday. Missouri's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in August, down from 5.3 percent in July...
Nation digest 09/21/02 (09/21/02)
Devices cause evacuation of part of Georgia town BARNESVILLE, Ga. -- Several blocks in downtown Barnesville were evacuated Friday as police and bomb units investigated several suspicious devices. Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Rusty Andrews said eight or nine canisters were found over a three- or four-block area in Barnesville, a town of about 6,000 people 50 miles south of Atlanta...
World digest 09/21/02 (09/21/02)
Hurricane Isidore hits western tip of Cuba PINAR DEL RIO Cuba -- Hurricane Isidore pounded Cuba's sparsely populated western end with heavy rains and winds of more than 100 miles per hour Friday, making its way into the Gulf of Mexico. Isidore was moving west-northwest and was expected to stay on that track as it headed into the Gulf of Mexico...
Bush urges Putin to swing Russia behind U.S. on Iraq (09/21/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush appealed Friday to a reluctant Russian President Vladimir Putin to back a new U.N. Security Council resolution threatening Iraq with war if it does not destroy its weapons stockpiles. But despite a basically warm relationship and cooperation against terrorism, Russia held to its view that threats should be deferred at least until U.N. weapons inspectors take up President Saddam Hussein's offer to allow a resumption of searches after nearly four years...
New York-New Jersey Port Authority police hits record for new o (09/21/02)
HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey swore in a record 236 officers on Friday, helping the agency recover from the loss of 37 officers in the World Trade Center attack and meet new federal rules for airport security. More than 100 of the new recruits were former New York City police officers who had passed the last Port Authority police test in 1998 and decided to move over to the higher-paying jobs...
Prosecutors say alleged members of terror cell should be denie (09/21/02)
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The six suspected members of a New York terror cell must remain jailed until their trial to prevent the possibility of a terrorist act, a prosecutor said Friday. "The government and the American public just cannot afford to have a crime on the scale of al-Qaida ever occurring again," said Assistant U.S. Attorney William Hochul...
People news 9/21/02 (09/21/02)
Bowie plans return to London venue LONDON -- David Bowie is returning to the venue where he killed off his most famous creation, Ziggy Stardust, nearly 30 years ago. The 55-year-old star said Friday he'll perform Oct. 2 at London's Carling Apollo, which was known in the 1970s as the Hammersmith Odeon...
Hearings show more missed chances to halt hijackers (09/21/02)
WASHINGTON -- Thirteen days before the Sept. 11 attacks, a frustrated FBI agent warned headquarters that "someday, someone will die" after he was denied permission to pursue a man who would become one of the hijackers, a congressional panel was told Friday...
Deaf ex-Miss America hears new sounds through implant (09/21/02)
BALTIMORE -- Heather Whitestone McCallum, deaf since childhood, could deal with not hearing her name announced as the next Miss America in 1995. But when one of her sons fell and scraped his head in the back yard and she couldn't hear his cry, she drew the line...
Lawyer- Woman seen beating child in video to turn self in (09/21/02)
From wire reports MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- A woman wanted in the videotaped beating of her 4-year-old daughter outside a department store will turn herself in to authorities in Chicago, a lawyer said Friday night. Stephen Rosen, a Texas lawyer who said he represents Madelyne Gorman Toogood, held a news conference in Chicago several hours after he contacted police who have been searching for the woman and her daughter...
Undercover air marshals flying missions that are carefully chos (09/21/02)
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Thousands of armed, undercover air marshals rushed into service since last year's terrorist attacks are flying carefully chosen missions, sometimes on an hour's notice because of a new terrorist threat. Air marshals were aboard every flight in and out of New Orleans during the Super Bowl, patrolled the skies above Salt Lake City during the Olympics and routinely fly wherever President Bush is...
Pageant show hopes pics flap boosts ratings (09/21/02)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The furor over topless photos and who would wear Miss North Carolina's crown may give the Miss America Pageant's ratings a much-needed boost. Producers are hoping all that turmoil -- plus a little more skin and some reality TV-style gimmicks -- will pump up interest in tonight's live, three-hour telecast...
Jews celebrate weeklong harvest festival with attention to d (09/21/02)
JERUSALEM -- At an open-air fruit stand in Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood, seminary student Samuel Bloch poked at a lemon-like citron, inspecting it with an exacting eye. "It needs to be clean, smooth and there can be no black spots at the edge. It can't be too heavy, and it especially can't be bruised," said the 21-year-old Paris native. The fruit vendor urged him to wait, a new delivery had just arrived...
Germany tries to ease tension after Hitler remark (09/21/02)
BERLIN -- With an oblique but damaging comparison between George Bush and Adolf Hitler hanging over the final hours of his re-election campaign, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sought Friday to defuse tensions in a conciliatory letter to the U.S. president...
Human rights group says grave is filled with victims of Stalin (09/21/02)
TOKSOVO, Russia -- Volunteers have found 20 sets of bones in a forest near St. Petersburg, evidence of what some believe could be part of a vast burial ground of about 30,000 victims of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's Great Terror. So far, the volunteers from the human rights group Memorial have sent nine sets of remains to a forensic laboratory for tests of identifying features including age, sex, cause and time of death...
Arafat under siege; troops blow up three buildings (09/21/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israel tightened its siege on Yasser Arafat late Friday, using tanks to destroy a stairwell in his compound, digging a deep trench and running coils of barbed wire around his offices. By late Friday night, it became apparent that Arafat was caught in Israel's tightest chokehold yet. Three loud explosions were heard. Hours earlier, the Israelis blew up three buildings in the compound...
Islamic militants in Pakistan say they have resumed Kashmir rai (09/21/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Islamic extremists have resumed small-scale incursions into Indian-controlled Kashmir with Pakistan's tacit support, several militant groups said Friday, threatening to raise tensions over the disputed Himalayan region. The acknowledgment comes one day after the U.S. ambassador to India said infiltration of militants from Pakistan's portion of Kashmir into India had increased over the past two months...
General- Up to 1,000 al-Qaida fighters still in Afghanistan (09/21/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- The U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Friday that as many as 1,000 al-Qaida fighters could still be active in Afghanistan and predicted that it will take 18 months to two years to eliminate them and build a national army strong enough to deny terrorists a haven...
Aid worker jailed by Taliban returns to Afghanistan (09/21/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Georg Taubmann is back. It wasn't even a year ago that he was flying through the freezing Afghan night, finally safe inside a U.S. helicopter after his rescue from months in a Taliban jail on charges of preaching Christianity to Muslims...
No. 5 Pattonville turns away Jackson early (09/21/02)
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. -- Pattonville scored early and often and kept Jackson's football team winless with a 58-13 victory Friday night. Pattonville (2-1), ranked fifth in Class 6, scored 50 seconds into the game on a 32-yard fumble recovery and never looked back...
Cross country meet brings together area's top runners (09/21/02)
The top long-distance running talent in the region will gather for Central's 38th Tiger Time Invitational, a cross country meet scheduled for this morning at Cape North County Park . Races will be held for junior high to varsity levels beginning at 10 a.m. Team champions will be crowned and medals awarded to the top individuals in each race. Varsity, junior-varsity and freshman runners will compete on a 2.6-mile layout, while the junior high participants will run on a 1.3-mile course...
Charleston drops to 0-3 in loss to Tigers (09/21/02)
Sikeston (Mo.) Standard Democrat CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- The Charleston Bluejays remained winless on the season after a 46-27 loss to SEMO Central rival Caruthersville on Friday night. The Bluejays (0-3, 0-2 SEMO) had no answer for the Tigers' speed as junior tailback Jimmy Jackson rushed for 266 yards with three touchdowns...
Friday's prep football scores 9/21/02 (09/21/02)
Regional scores Pattonville 58, Jackson 13 Dexter 29, Sikeston 3 Ozark 47, Poplar Bluff 7 Caruthersville 46, Charleston 27 Gosnell, Ark. 35, Kennett 7 New Madrid Co. Central 24, Farmington 21 Scott City 14, East Prairie 0 Crystal City 23, Chaffee 0 Portageville 56, Fulton, Ky. 0...
Injuries have Indians' opponent hobbled (09/21/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's football team has steadily tried to close the gap on cross-state rival Southwest Missouri. Tim Billings, Southeast's third-year coach, hopes the Indians have narrowed that gap enough to pull off a rare victory over the Bears when the squads play tonight at Plaster Field in Springfield, Mo...
St. Louis makes a pitch for privately financed ballpark (09/21/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Facing pressure from a competing bid across the Mississippi River in Illinois, Mayor Francis Slay unveiled details Friday of a plan to privately finance a new downtown ballpark for the Cardinals baseball team. Still incomplete and subject to continuing negotiation, the plan centers on a reduction in the city's ticket tax and the participation of an outside investor, which would build and own the stadium and then lease it to the Cardinals...
Notre Dame, Michigan State coaches remain among rarities in Div (09/21/02)
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- One day, there will be no more firsts. One day, they will not be pioneers. One day, Tyrone Willingham and Bobby Williams simply will be coaches. But as of this moment, Willingham and Williams are firsts. Willingham, the first-year coach of Notre Dame, is the first black head coach at the school in any sport. ...
Gators say they'll bring the whole plan to UT (09/21/02)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida defensive players smirked when told Tennessee Coach Phil Fulmer expects them to bring "the kitchen sink" today. It's as if they have a little secret -- or two, or three. "I don't know about all that," middle linebacker Bam Hardmon said...
Attack on Royals coach raises new security fears (09/21/02)
CHICAGO -- The concern is always somewhere in the back of athletes' minds. A whisper of a worry that a drunk or angry fan might cross the line. Most days, however, the playing field serves as a sanctuary, and the worries are set aside. But not Thursday night. ...
Cardinals clinch Central Division title (09/21/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals clinched the NL Central title on Friday night, getting four hits from Eli Marrero and four home runs in a 9-3 victory over the Houston Astros that put St. Louis in the playoffs for the third straight year. The Cardinals clinched their third division title in seven years under manager Tony La Russa. But this one clearly came under the toughest of circumstances...
No. 1 pick shows Rams they took the right guy (09/21/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Suddenly, the Rams are feeling quite proud of their No. 1 pick. Outside linebacker Robert Thomas scuffled all preseason to get his bearings, and a hamstring injury made matters a lot worse. In the season opener at Denver, the former UCLA star didn't get a single rep on defense...
Conservation Commission considers postponing increase in permit (09/21/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Conservation Commission is considering whether to delay price increases for state hunting and fishing permits because of tough economic times in the state. The four-member commission is to meet by telephone Monday to reconsider fee increases it approved in May for a variety of permits. At issue is whether to change the implementation date of some of the increases from March 1, 2003, to March 1, 2004...
Traces of blood discovered on boat belonging to Dele (09/21/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Investigators found what they believe are bloodstains on the sailboat belonging to missing former NBA player Bison Dele, and police in Tahiti suspect that he and two others were murdered by his older brother. Authorities searching Dele's 55-foot catamaran at a Tahitian port found traces of what appeared to be blood inside and outside the boat, said Michel Marotte, Tahiti's chief prosecutor...
Area digest 9/21/02 (09/21/02)
Southeast wins home OVC opener over EKU It took three games but Southeast (6-7, 1-0) got the job done in its Ohio Valley Conference season opener Friday against Eastern Kentucky at Houck Field House. The first two games each were decided by two points, with Southeast winning jthe first game 31-29 and dropping the second 30-28. Southeast came out strong in the third and deciding game and came away with a 30-21 game-three win...
FanFare 9/21/02 (09/21/02)
Baseball
  • Newsday reported that at least seven Mets smoked marijuana this season, although general manager Steve Phillips said the Mets "have no indication there is widespread drug use at any level of our organization." Kansas City's Brent Mayne was suspended for two games and fined by the commissioner's office, which said he made contact with umpire Jerry Crawford earlier in the week...
  • Helen Poe (09/21/02)
    Helen V. Poe, 82, of San Antonio, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Air Force Village Health Care Center in San Antonio. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Curtis Carbaugh Jr. (09/21/02)
    The funeral for Harry Curtis Carbaugh Jr. of Scott City will be held at 2 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City. The Rev. Mark Carbaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Lightner Cemetery at Scott City. Friends may call at the chapel from 9 a.m. until time of service...
    Charlie Prater (09/21/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Charlie Lee Prater, 82, of Chaffee died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born April 29, 1920, in Nashville, Tenn., the son of Will and Lena Brewington Prater. He married Bessie Mae Wright on Aug. 13, 1938. She preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 1993...
    Walter Johnson (09/21/02)
    DEXTER, Mo. -- Walter H. Johnson, 73, of Dexter died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 12, 1929, in Flint, Mich., son of Harry Marshall and Lorene Stevens Johnson. He and Glenda Milton were married Feb. 24, 1951, at Dexter...
    Clark Wallace (09/21/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Clark Walter Wallace, 61, of Sikeston died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Feb. 15, 1941, in Shannon County, Mo., son of Walter Lee and Gertrude Clark Wallace. Wallace was a member of Boilermakers Local 27 in St. Louis...
    Stephen Skalsky (09/21/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Stephen Skalsky, 46, of Columbia, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center, following an extended illness. He was born Feb. 12, 1956, at Sikeston, son of Orville and Norma Jean Parker Skalsky. Skalsky was a 1974 graduate of Sikeston High School, 1978 graduate of Drury College, and received a master's degree in social work from the University of Missouri in 1997...
    Earl Lewis Sr. (09/21/02)
    Earl Gardner Lewis Sr., 88, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
    Wilma Arnold (09/21/02)
    Wilma Arnold, 60, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at the home of a daughter in Scott City. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Births 9/21/02 (09/21/02)
    Cooklin Son to Andrew Jude Cooklin and Vickie Marie Eads of Scott City, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 6:39 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002. Name, Alexander Joseph. Weight, 6 pounds 12 ounces. First child. Ms. Eads is the daughter of Carol Eads of Scott City. Cooklin is the son of Joseph Cooklin and Edna Przytarski of Eau Claire, Wis. He is employed at Rubbermaid...
    SHERIFF - Cape Saturday, Sept. 21 (09/21/02)
    Cape Girardeau County Saturday, Sept. 21 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Scott L. Bragg, 32, of Patton, Mo., was arrested Sept. 13 on warrants for involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault...
    Jackson fire 9/21 (09/21/02)
    Jackson Saturday, Sept. 21 Firefighters responded to the following call Friday: A lockout on Old Cape Road.
    FIRE - Cape, Saturday, Sept. 21 (09/21/02)
    Cape Girardeau Saturday, Sept. 21 Firefighters responded to the following items Thursday: At 4:38 p.m., vehicle fire at 1120 N. Kingshighway. At 6:15 p.m., assisted citizen at 1105 Linden. Firefighters responded to the following items Friday: At 12:22 a.m., emergency medical service at 40 S. Sprigg...
    POLICE - Cape Saturday, Sept. 21 (09/21/02)
    Cape Girardeau Saturday, Sept. 21 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Lori B. Wolfe, 18, of 1835 Lawanda, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing. Ashley B. Figliolo, 19, of 923 Frederick, was arrested Thursday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear...
    Out of the past 9/21/02 (09/21/02)
    10 years ago: Sept. 21, 1992 Mother, grandmother and 11-month-old boy were fatally shot yesterday in second triple homicide in Cape Girardeau in just over a month; dead are Evelyn Sparks, 49; her daughter, Bridgett Harris, and grandson, Dontay Harris; two other children hid under bed in house during shootings and later escaped unharmed; arrest has been made in murders...
    MoDOT needs credibility, not politics (09/21/02)
    By John L. Oliver Jr. I have watched, with interest, the reaction of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and the staff of the Missouri Department of Transportation, including director Henry Hungerbeeler, to the rejection of Proposition B. I have also carefully sampled all of the newspaper reaction from around the state...
    Spend down- Hold officials accountable (09/21/02)
    By Tom Monan There is an adage that one picture is worth a thousand words. Today, one phone call may be worth a thousand votes. I recently learned the Missouri budget for fiscal year 2003 eliminated Medicaid spend down payments to eligible Medicaid recipients. ...
    Cape officials address permit complaints (09/21/02)
    Mayor Jay Knudtson of Cape Girardeau deserves a good deal of credit for tackling an issue that has plagued city hall for years. The city has developed a bad reputation with contractors, who say they have a terrible time getting plans approved for even the most simple projects. They've told Knudtson they prefer to work outside the city limits rather than deal with an ineffective, disorganized inspection department...
    MAP scores gauge teaching performance (09/21/02)
    The moment Missouri school districts had been anticipating arrived the first week of September. The district-by-district, grade-by-grade Missouri Assessment Program scores were in, and with them the information on whether districts would receive their accreditation or whether that accreditation would be in jeopardy...
    The world we call home (09/21/02)
    To the editor: I read about the 13 road projects that were on the Missouri Department of Transportation's list to kill. Route F in Perry County wasn't on that list. MoDOT has been working sporadically on that road for the past two years but still doesn't have it finished. I can't even drive down that road without having my CD player skip. I think it's about time MoDOT finished the projects it started...
    Student defends teacher's efforts to inspire students (09/21/02)
    To the editor: As a student of Adam Cox at Notre Dame Regional High School, I strongly object to the harsh letters criticizing his stance on the United States' response to the Sept. 11 attacks. These letters lean strongly toward implying that my peers and I lack the ability to form our own opinions and that we have had Mr. ...
    Speak Out A 09/21/02 (09/21/02)
    Didn't suffer a loss THE ODDS are that the persistent Speak Out caller who keeps calling for society to get over Sept. 11 likely didn't lose a loved one as a result of the terrorist attacks. More rock at the fair I HOPE the fact that .38 Special drew the biggest crowd of all the performers at the fair proves to the fair board how wrong it is in thinking that everyone around here only listens to country music. ...
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