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Stories from Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Jackson police chief hands in resignation (10/22/02)
Jackson police chief Marvin Sides resigned Monday in the wake of an investigation that supported sexual harassment claims made against him by a female dispatcher. Mayor Paul Sander said the city accepted Sides' resignation in the interest of a quick and thorough resolution...
Site plan review team formed to ease process (10/22/02)
The city of Cape Girardeau has created a new site plan review team to review multi-family and commercial site plans, hoping that this concept will speed up the plan inspection process. Before the team was established, site plans were bounced from desk to desk at various city departments in city hall. Now, a four-member team will meet about once a week -- or as often as necessary -- and the plans will be reviewed by all the various departments at the same time...
Families learn to find balance in quest for perfectionism (10/22/02)
NEW YORK -- Karen Kasdin says she was obsessed. When her oldest son, Dan, was on the verge of finishing high school, she wanted to make sure that he had the best chance of getting into a good school. She read all the college manuals and she talked with guidance counselors. She tried to get her son to study for the SATs...
Jackson Board of Education agenda 10/22/02 (10/22/02)
7 p.m. Tuesday Board office, 614 E. Adams St. Action Items: Consider renewal of health and dental insurance plan for 2002-2003. Consider renewal of Employee Assistance Program for 2002-2003. Consider acceptance of 2001-2002 audit...
Cape council to hold hearing on liquor license (10/22/02)
There has been so much opposition to a liquor license request that the Cape Girardeau City Council veered from normal procedure Monday night and scheduled a public hearing so that members of Lynwood Baptist Church can vocalize their displeasure. Dave Goggin, a Lynwood member who has helped organize a churchwide effort to persuade the council to deny Tony Scruggs' request for a liquor license, handed the council a petition with 268 signatures of registered Cape Girardeau voters...
Jackson board of aldermen results (10/22/02)
JACKSON BOARD OF ALDERMEN The following is a synopsis of board decisions and actions taken Monday night: Passed a resolution to endorse Missouri Constitutional Amendment No. 4 to authorize joint municipal utility projects, subject to local rather than state regulation...
People & Things 10/22/02 (10/22/02)
Central band marches off with fifth place at festival The Cape Central Marching Tigers Band received another trophy Oct. 19 for placing 5th in the Gold Division at the Greater St. Louis Band Festival at the Edward Jones Dome. Forty-eight high school bands from three states participated in the competition, with 12 bands in each of four divisions...
Building boom for modern science facilities (10/22/02)
OBERLIN, Ohio -- When Sputnik hurtled into orbit in 1957, American colleges took note. Fear that the Soviet Union would win the space race prompted a flurry of construction at U.S. schools not necessarily known for their science programs. Working with millions of dollars in federal aid, they put up new science buildings over the following decade...
Love of learning carries 77-year-old rookie into classroom (10/22/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- In suit and tie, with briefcase in hand, Frank Korcz arrived on the steps of A.S. Jenks School in South Philadelphia at 6:45 a.m. one recent morning. He tried the door. Still locked. Once again, Korcz was the first at Jenks to show up for work...
Desire to know the future easily fulfilled, evangelist says (10/22/02)
People in America have an insatiable appetite for knowing more about the future, but often they don't want to hear specific details as they are laid out in the Bible, said an evangelist visiting Cape Girardeau on Monday. Dr. Gary Frazier of Dallas, Texas, spoke during the second night of the Hope for America crusade at the Show Me Center...
Cape family killed in plane crash (10/22/02)
and Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian PARON, Ark. -- Relatives and friends came together bearing photographs Monday in memory of a Cape Girardeau family killed in a plane crash in central Arkansas. "We have lost them all, we have lost everything," said Shafiq Malik, as he looked through tear-filled eyes at a wall in his home now adorned with photos of his brother, Dr. Mohammad Shakil, his wife, Farida, and the couple's four children...
Easing the teasing (10/22/02)
ll parents want their children to be liked and accepted by their classmates. But kids -- even popular ones -- will go through their share of social trauma, from name-calling to being left out of a clique to feeling shy in a group. Numerous books have popped up to help parents guide their youngsters through the turbulent and sometimes even threatening school social life...
School board told now not good time to refinance bonds (10/22/02)
The Cape Girardeau School District continued its inquiry into the possibility of refinancing the $18 million bond series passed in 2000 during the board of education meeting Tuesday night. Greg Bricker, vice president of George K. Baum and Company in Kansas City, Mo., told board members that refinancing would not be advisable at this time...
Multi-level force takes on northwest Missouri crime (10/22/02)
MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Criminals rarely pay attention to county lines, and neither did nine northwestern Missouri sheriffs who decided a few years ago to work together to pursue those who make and sell narcotics. A lack of money ultimately doomed the Northwest Missouri Narcotics Enforcement Team, which disbanded in January 2001 after producing several dozen arrests but also sticking some counties with large bills...
Senate hopefuls trade blows on Social Security, other issues (10/22/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Republican Jim Talent told Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan on Monday night to stop scaring senior citizens, and Carnahan shot back that his Social Security proposal frightens them. In the first debate of their U.S. Senate campaign, the two clashed over health care and retirement security, tax cuts and support for the president's homeland security bill...
Museum finds some of its antique guns are loaded (10/22/02)
CHICAGO -- When the Field Museum decided to clean its arsenal of 300 to 400 handguns and hand-held cannons, it found some were loaded and ready to shoot. Black powder, with the power of six sticks of dynamite and very unstable, was found in powder horns, a rifle, a pistol and two cannons...
Officer nets third arrest in sting operation (10/22/02)
DIAMOND, Mo. -- For a male police officer, Jim Murray makes a pretty convincing 13-year-old girl. Three times in the past six months, men who believed they had conversed with an adolescent girl in an Internet chat room traveled to Newton County to meet her -- only to be arrested and charged with various sex crimes...
Two juveniles accused of shooting at school bus (10/22/02)
LESLIE, Mo. -- Two juvenile boys have been taken into custody for allegedly shooting at a school bus, authorities said Monday. The boys were charged with a felony count of unlawful use of a weapon and assault, and turned over to juvenile authorities, Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said. Their names and ages were not released...
Jobless figures show slight rise in September (10/22/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly in September, state officials said Monday. The state Department of Economic Development said the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent, up from 4.7 percent in August but at the same level as September 2001...
Pilots involved in bombing ask for new investigation (10/22/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Air Force pilots facing criminal charges over a mistaken bombing in Afghanistan have asked for a new investigation, their attorneys said Monday. Attorneys for Majs. Harry Schmidt of Sherman and William Umbach of Petersburg wrote to Air Force Secretary James Roche expressing concerns about the investigation. The April 17 bombing killed four Canadian soldiers and injured eight...
High court refuses to revisit execution of teenage killers (10/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court, which recently abolished executions for the mentally retarded, was bitterly divided Monday in refusing to consider also ending the execution of killers who were under 18 when they committed their crimes. Four justices said the court should continue a re-examination of the death penalty begun in earnest last year...
White House hopes to make generic drugs available more quickly (10/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Monday proposed an election-year solution to rising prescription drug costs, ordering the government to block pharmaceutical companies from filing multiple patent-protection lawsuits that can stall cheaper products for years...
Nation digest 10/22/02 (10/22/02)
Leading indicators fall for fourth straight month NEW YORK -- A key measure of future economic activity fell in September, pulled down by the stock market. It was the fourth straight monthly decline in the index, and raised again the prospect of a "double dip" into recession for the U.S. economy...
Louisiana's former governor reports to prison (10/22/02)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards checked in to federal prison Monday to begin his 10-year sentence, wearing a white jogging suit and joking with reporters. "I appreciate the fact the court system and prison system have allowed me to self-surrender," Edwards said before entering the low-security facility...
People talk 10/22/02 (10/22/02)
Oasis cancels show after Philippine blasts MANILA, Philippines -- The British rock group Oasis canceled its concert in the Philippines after a spate of deadly bombings in the country and in Indonesia. The band was scheduled to perform Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum in suburban Quezon City...
Grand jury indicts six suspected of training with al-Qaida (10/22/02)
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Six men were indicted Monday on charges of supporting terrorism by training at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan where Osama bin Laden declared that there "is going to be a fight against Americans," authorities said. A federal grand jury handed up a two-count indictment of six Americans of Yemeni descent from the Buffalo suburb of Lackawanna with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. An arraignment was scheduled for today...
Burial box could be oldest archaeological link to Christ (10/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- A burial box that was recently discovered in Israel and dates to the first century could be the oldest archaeological link to Jesus Christ, according to a French scholar whose findings were published Monday. An inscription in the Aramaic language -- "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" -- appears on an empty ossuary, a limestone burial box for bones...
Men held in sniper probe may be deported (10/22/02)
From wire reports ROCKVILLE, Md. -- A possible suspect in the Washington-area sniper killings called police Monday, but authorities said the conversation was garbled and they urged the person to call back. Police chief Charles Moose of Montgomery County, Md., announced the tantalizing lead hours after Virginia police took two men into custody in what turned out to be another investigative dead end. ...
Car bomb sets fire to Israeli bus (10/22/02)
KARKUR JUNCTION, Israel -- A car packed with explosives pulled up to a bus in northern Israel during rush hour Monday, igniting a massive fireball that trapped passengers in the blazing bus and killed at least 16 people, including two suicide attackers...
N. Korea says it is willing to negotiate on nuclear issue (10/22/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea said Monday it was ready for talks on its nuclear weapons program even as South Korea warned the issue could escalate into a security crisis on their divided peninsula. The pledge by North Korea's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong Nam, to resolve the problem through dialogue was at odds with U.S. demands for an immediate suspension of the nuclear activity, which violates international agreements...
Iraqi prisoners greet amnesty with joy, emotion (10/22/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Convicted thief Ali Karim Hassan walked away from prison a free man, and pledged to begin his life anew. His shot at redemption was courtesy of Saddam Hussein who, on Sunday, announced the "full and complete and final amnesty" of Iraqi prisoners -- common and political...
Officials - Ammonium nitrate bomb destroyed Bali nightclub (10/22/02)
BALI, Indonesia -- Investigators piecing together evidence in the Bali nightclub bombings disclosed Monday the main bomb was made of ammonium nitrate, a compound stockpiled by an Islamic extremist group allied with al-Qaida. Though police stopped short of saying the bomb was made and planted by Jemaah Islamiyah, which has been blamed for a series of bombings in Southeast Asia in recent years, the use of ammonium nitrate reinforces suspicions the group was involved...
World briefs 10/22/02 (10/22/02)
Russia reportedly arrests kidnapper of U.S. worker MOSCOW -- Police in Chechnya have arrested a suspect in last year's abduction of American aid worker Kenneth Gluck, who was released after 25 days of captivity, according to a news report Monday. The suspect was a member of a guerrilla group led by Abubakar Dzhumayev, who reportedly was killed this year, the ITAR-Tass news agency said, citing an unnamed police spokesman...
Chocolate lovers turn out for festival (10/22/02)
PERUGIA, Italy -- Chocolate statues, cocoa-flavored pasta, even solid chocolate "Pinocchio" noses are some of the sweets on display at an annual, weeklong festival dedicated to the food of the gods. An estimated 30,000 people converged on the Umbrian city of Perugia, about 100 miles north of Rome, for the first weekend of the Eurochocolate festival. This year's theme is chocolate and cinema...
Iraqi Kurdish factions are complex problem in any war on Saddam (10/22/02)
IRBIL, Iraq -- The complexities of Iraq's Kurdish enclave are written in the flags. Green banners are planted by the pro-Western faction that holds the east. Yellow and red symbolize its newfound partner that controls the bulk of the region. More than 30 other groups fly a host of different colors -- from old-school communists with their hammer and sickle on a red background to the all-black insignia of Islamic militants accused of links to al-Qaida...
U.S. distributes revised U.N. resolution to council members (10/22/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United States on Monday distributed a revised U.N. resolution on Iraq to the other veto-wielding members of the Security Council that it said would toughen weapons inspections and ensure there will be "consequences" if Iraq fails to comply...
Kuwaitis agonize over what led young men to attack Marines (10/22/02)
KUWAIT -- Jassem al-Hajiri was 26 and his father wanted him to marry. The young man's response, according to a family friend, was: "I will marry martyrdom." He got his wish on Oct. 8 when he and his 21-year-old cousin, Anas al-Kandari, launched a shooting attack on U.S. Marines in Kuwait, killing one Marine and injuring another before being shot to death...
Bulldogs' year ends with loss to Lancers (10/22/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Notre Dame High School's impressive softball season came to a crashing halt Monday as Lutheran South romped 6-0 in a Class 3A quarterfinal game. The Bulldogs end the year with a 21-7 record while the Lancers move on to the state's final four with a 25-5 mark...
Notre Dame volleyball rolls to easy win over Bloomfield (10/22/02)
The Bloomfield Wildcats clawed and scratched Monday night, but were no match for host Notre Dame, the top-ranked team in the SEMO volleyball poll. Notre Dame (28-4-1) finished off the visiting Wildcats in two games, 15-3, 15-7. The win was just the start of a big week for the Bulldogs. Notre Dame will host district foe New Madrid County Central tonight, and will then travel to fellow area power Leopold, the second-ranked team in the SEMO poll, Thursday night...
Southeast senior looks for better season for Indians (10/22/02)
Tim Scheer, more than any current Southeast Missouri State University men's basketball player, knows what it's like to experience considerable team success. But Scheer also knows what it's like to experience plenty of failure; he was the second-leading scorer on last year's Indian squad that slumped to a 6-22 record...
Racers next in line for Indians (10/22/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's football team doesn't have time to fret over missing out on a chance to grab sole possession of first place in the Ohio Valley Conference. Next up for the Indians is a game against a hot-and-cold Murray State squad that has the potential to be as dangerous as any in the conference -- and has owned Southeast over the years...
Oklahoma debuts ahead of Miami in 1st BCS poll (10/22/02)
Miami is No. 1 just about everywhere but where it counts most -- in the Bowl Championship Series standings. The Hurricanes, No. 1 since the preseason in The Associated Press media and coaches' polls, were second behind Oklahoma in the first BCS standings released Monday. And look who's third -- Notre Dame!...
Williams lost for rest of season (10/22/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Rams cornerback Aeneas Williams will miss the rest of the season after having surgery to stabilize torn ligaments in his badly sprained left ankle. Williams also broke his left shin with 1:46 to play in St. Louis' game Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks when teammate Adam Archuleta rolled over him...
Slick Vick - Young QB nothing short of dazzling (10/22/02)
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Michael Vick was on the move again Monday, rushing out the door to catch a flight home. This guy never slows down. Just ask the Carolina Panthers, who spent three futile quarters trying to chase down Atlanta's now-you-see-him, now-you-don't quarterback. They must have felt as if they were facing some freakish genetic creation, a guy who can run like Barry Sanders and throw like Dan Marino...
Carter ends retirement, joins Miami (10/22/02)
Cris Carter came out of retirement and out of the broadcast booth Monday to join the Miami Dolphins, signing a one-year contract to bolster their injury-depleted receiving corps. The 36-year-old Carter agreed to a one-year contract with $550,000 guaranteed and $700,000 in incentives...
World Series ratings plummet (10/22/02)
The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- The opener of the All-California World Series between the Anaheim Angels and San Francisco Giants is on track to have the lowest TV rating ever for baseball's championship. San Francisco's 4-3 victory in Saturday's opener got a 9.4 preliminary national rating and 18 share on Fox, Nielsen Media Research said Monday, down 10 percent from the 10.4/19 rating for last year's opener between Arizona and the New York Yankees...
Steelers storm by Colts (10/22/02)
PITTSBURGH -- Terry Bradshaw finally returned to Pittsburgh, and Tommy Maddox celebrated by playing just like him. Maddox threw two touchdown passes to Hines Ward to lead the Steelers to a 28-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night, looking as sharp and steady as a 10-year veteran rather than a quarterback who has barely played in the NFL since 1992...
Fanfare 10/22 (10/22/02)
Baseball
  • Baseball Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett declared he is innocent of charges he dragged a woman into a restaurant bathroom and groped her. "Let the process play its course. I know I'm innocent of these charges," Puckett said Monday as he left the county jail...
  • Angel rookie proves to be simply 'unfazable' (10/22/02)
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A game ends 11-10 and most of the time, nobody on either side wants to talk about the pitchers. Nobody on either side, though, could stop talking about the kid. "Is unfazable a word?" Angels reliever Ben Weber asked. "Because if it isn't, it ought to be."...
    Area sports digest 10/22 (10/22/02)
    Southeast athletes win OVC's weekly awards Southeast Missouri State University's Emily Scannell and Diana Poovey are this week's Ohio Valley Conference players of the week for volleyball and women's soccer, respectively. Scannell, a junior setter, played a big role as the Otahkians picked up key conference wins over Murray State and Tennessee-Martin over the weekend. She had 82 assists, 17 digs, 14 kills and six blocks in the two victories...
    Yoshi's Island for GameCube (10/22/02)
    Freshness, originality and innovation have become astoundingly dispensable qualities for some of Nintendo's big Game Boy Advance titles. The latest game to be resurrected from the Super Nintendo days of the early and mid-'90s is "Yoshi's Island," released this week for GBA...
    David Ward (10/22/02)
    TROY, Mo. -- David Robert Ward, infant son of Kendall and Jennifer Candice "Candy" Ward of Troy, died at birth Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. He is survived by his parents; one brother, Andrew Ward of Troy; one sister, Grace Ward of Troy; maternal grandparents Don and Marilyn Barnes and Don and Connie Reimann of Sikeston, Mo.; paternal grandparents Lindel and Janice Ward of Zalma, Mo.; maternal great-grandparents Billy and Jerry Lewis of Sikeston, Bernice Barnes of Canalou, Mo., and Walter and Mary Reimann of McClure, Ill.; and paternal great-granmother Jewell French of Poplar Bluff, Mo.. ...
    Virginia Heston (10/22/02)
    Virginia Heston, 55, of West Plains, Mo., died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at her home. She was born March 16, 1947, at Naylor, Mo., daughter of Harold Isham and Annis Ferrell Beasley. She and the Rev. J. Michael Heston were married April 17, 1970, at Naylor, Mo...
    Karl Woods (10/22/02)
    Karl E. Woods, 57, of Paonia, Colo., formerly of the Pocahontas area, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. He was born March 22, 1945, in Valparaiso, Fla., son of A. Robert and Jeanne Taylor Woods. He and Mary Maxine Foy were married Aug. 6, 1966...
    Edna Ponder (10/22/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Edna L. Ponder, 74, of Perryville died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 10, 1927, at Patton, Mo., daughter of Ferdinand and Annie Belle Barks Ruessler. She and Rudolph J. Ponder were married June 6, 1945. He died June 9, 1987...
    Aline Foster (10/22/02)
    OLMSTED, Ill. -- Aline C. Foster, 88, of Olmsted died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 6, 1914, in Johnston City, Ill. She married Walter Foster, who died in 1969. Foster was a member of Words of Faith Center in Mound City, Ill...
    Mary Nelson (10/22/02)
    The funeral for Mary A. Nelson will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, Mo. The Rev. Raymond Oxford will officiate. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery at Sikeston, Mo. Nelson, 84, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau...
    Ruby Brothers (10/22/02)
    MATTHEWS, Mo. -- The funeral for Ruby Loutene Brothers of Matthews will be held at 10 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo. Bob Herring will officiate. Burial will be in Potter Cemetery at Lepanto, Ark. Brothers, 72, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at Bertrand Nursing Facility in Bertrand, Mo...
    Raymond Ford Jr. (10/22/02)
    Raymond John "Tiny" Ford, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at his home. He was born Sept. 29, 1917, in Cape Girardeau, son of Raymond John and Catherine Rogers Ford Sr. He and Lucille Virginia Griffaw were married Oct. 5, 1938, in St. Louis. She died Oct. 18, 2001...
    Sam Trolinger (10/22/02)
    GRASSY, Mo. -- Sam Allen Trolinger, 68, of Grassy died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 4, 1934, at Salem, Mo., son of Samuel and Hazel Allen Trolinger. He and Reva Dobbs were married Dec. 23, 1955, at Belleview, Mo. She died Aug. 26, 2000...
    Ronald Holcomb (10/22/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Ronald L. Holcomb, 57, of Anna died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at Marion Memorial Hospital in Marion, Ill. He was born Dec. 15, 1944, in Waynesville, Mo., son of Leo and Ella Maxine Daniels Holcomb. He and Elizabeth Ross were married Aug. 6, 1994...
    Births 10/22/02 (10/22/02)
    Lawson Daughter to Christopher V. Lawson and Rebecca L. Bowman of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:39 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2002. Name, Herizann Paige. Weight, 7 pounds 11 ounces. Fourth child, third daughter. Ms. Bowman is the daughter of Bill and Beccie Pittman of Jackson. Lawson is the son of Lonnie Lawson of Farmington, Mo., and Robert and Eileen Wright of Park Hills, Mo. He is employed at Paint Smith in St. Louis...
    Cape police report 10/22/02 (10/22/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Oct. 22 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests James Daniel Summers, 22, of 530 S. Pacific, was arrested Sunday on a Scott City warrant for failure to appear...
    Cape fire report 10/22/02 (10/22/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Oct. 22 Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: At 5: 27 p.m., a gas leak at 3037 Northchurch. At 8:01 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1927 N. Kingshighway. At 9:16 p.m., a citizen's assist at 1432 William...
    Out of the past 10/22/02 (10/22/02)
    10 years ago: Oct. 22, 1992 Voters should recognize that change will occur no matter who is elected president, and they should decide who to vote for based on who they want to manage that change, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Edward Madigan said Wednesday; Madigan made comments in noon speech before Cape Girardeau Lions Club...
    Voters to decide on filling judicial posts (10/22/02)
    The names of candidates for circuit and associate circuit judges will be on ballots across Missouri when voters go to the polls Nov. 5. In most cases, these candidates for local judicial posts run under the banner of a political party. Unless you are a lawyer or have recently been involved in a civil or criminal lawsuit, you must rely on personal knowledge of local judicial candidates. ...
    Students take classes on computer campus (10/22/02)
    Thanks to the Internet, Southeast Missouri State University has joined the ranks of universities offering classes by computer. This semester, five students are taking a full load without being on the Cape Girardeau campus. Several classes are offered online. Faculty members say the communication back and forth is good...
    Campus drinking statistics show positive trends (10/22/02)
    To the editor: The week of Oct. 20-26 is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, an opportune time to reflect on the tremendous progress that has been made fighting alcohol abuse on college campuses and to focus on what can be done to continue these positive trends...
    Where are plans from Democrats for urgent needs? (10/22/02)
    To the editor: What plan do the Democrats have to fix the economy, protect Social Security and provide us with homeland security? Democrats in the Senate have prevented President Bush from passing legislation that would help restore our country's economy and provide us with an adequate defense against terrorism...
    Reading habits of many years are hard to break (10/22/02)
    To the editor: "Get everything off the table. The cleaning lady is coming." "That's a paradox. And impossible." Everything is growing exponentially. In church the half-page bulletin is up to five pages. There's a second songbook in the rack and a Bible. ...
    Speak Out A 10/22/02 (10/22/02)
    Ready to deal THE FIX is in. By reading the Southeast Missourian coverage of Prestwick Plantation's proposal and the reaction to it by the powers that be, it is obvious that the TIF Commission and the school board are poised to compromise with the pro-Prestwickians. ...
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