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Stories from Saturday, October 26, 2002

Activists taking it to the streets (10/26/02)
Alaskan wildlife and oil don't mix. That's the message of two environmentalists who hope pedal power will propel their cause and keep Congress from opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil exploration. Emily Ferry and Ken Jacobs of the Alaska Coalition -- a network of more than 500 environmental groups -- bicycled about 65 miles through Southeast Missouri on Friday. ...
Fire set by child damages Kennett residence (10/26/02)
Daily Dunklin Democrat KENNETT, Mo. -- What could have easily become a tragedy was averted Thursday after a 6-year-old girl set fire to her home. The Kennett Fire Department was called to 308 Varner St. at 10:27 a.m. and upon their arrival, saw flames and smoke coming from the one-story frame structure...
Fines for delay at water plant may go to court (10/26/02)
More than $250,000 in fines against a Poplar Bluff contractor building Cape Girardeau's new water plant likely will be negotiated and may go to court. Cape Girardeau city manager Michael Miller said it is too early to tell whether Huffman Inc. will have to pay the entire amount of the fine -- $1,000 per calendar day since the Feb. 18 deadline. The issue may end up in litigation or a deal may be struck once the $17.5 million in water treatment plant improvements are completed...
Keeping a promise to dad (10/26/02)
Nineteen years ago, Sonya and Tonya Sinn entered the world together. In one week, the sisters will walk side-by-side to receive their high school diplomas. Many graduates have two parents providing them with guidance, financing and occasional discipline to ensure they receive a diploma...
Two tales of Cape's condition presented by leaders (10/26/02)
As five Cape Girardeau city leaders tell it, life here resembles a novel by Charles Dickens. For the city's economy, it indeed is the best and worst of times, say Cape Girardeau's mayor, its police chief, the school superintendent, the region's industrial recruiter and the university's president. They were addressing several alumni of Leadership Cape, a program designed to develop leadership among Cape Girardeau's emerging business and civic leaders...
Death under investigation in Mississippi County (10/26/02)
Standard Democrat CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A death in Mississippi County Thursday afternoon is under investigation by County Coroner Terry Parker. According to preliminary reports, the death of a county youth appears to be from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, however official reports have not yet been released...
Jackson police department offers Halloween safety tips (10/26/02)
The Jackson Police Department and Wal-Mart are teaming up to teach children about safe trick-or-treating. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, officer Darrell Sievers will be at the Jackson Wal-Mart Supercenter to offer guidance. And from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, children accompanied by adults can receive candy at the police station...
Lieutenant Gov. Maxwell to speak to Democrats (10/26/02)
Missouri Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell will speak tonight at the Cape Girardeau County Central Democratic Committee Fall Festival at the University Center. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Maxwell will deliver his address after dinner...
40 days of purpose (10/26/02)
Sometimes people get so busy doing things that they forget about what's really important in life. The same can happen with churches. Pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren has written a new book that outlines how to live "The Purpose-Driven Life."...
Compass and counselor (10/26/02)
Television's 4077 MASH Unit loved Father Mulcahy. And much the same, the 1140th Engineer Battalion, headquartered in Cape Girardeau, loves chaplain Russell Dineen of Festus, Mo. Following a recent church service at the 1140's October drill, Dineen shared the most important parts of military spiritual ministry...
Religion calendar (10/26/02)
Today Grace Notes handbell choir from Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau will perform during a concert at 7 p.m. at Cairo Baptist Church fellowship center in Cairo, Ill. Several area churches will be participating in the clinic and concert...
Curators expect to name new university president (10/26/02)
ST. LOUIS -- University of Missouri curators say they hope to pick a new president at their Nov. 21 meeting. "The candidates we are meeting are becoming very impressive," said John Mathes, president of the Board of Curators. University of Missouri system President Manuel Pacheco retires Dec. ...
Scientists planning to create artificial quakes (10/26/02)
MARKED TREE, Ark. -- Scientists will create two artificial earthquakes on Monday by detonating explosives in the New Madrid Seismic Zone near Marked Tree. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Center for Earthquake Research and Information, stationed at the University of Memphis, will study the artificial seismic waves in an effort to discover how the ground shakes during an earthquake...
New fuel tax without input from voters put forward (10/26/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state highways commissioner has floated the possibility of asking the General Assembly to pass a limited fuel-tax increase without seeking voter approval. Commissioner Bill McKenna of Crystal City said adding a couple of cents to the state's existing 17-cent tax on a gallon of fuel would provide a dedicated funding stream to help pay off the bonds the Missouri Department of Transportation issued in recent years to help jump-start its construction program. ...
Bridge plan may be delayed by lack of funds (10/26/02)
ST. LOUIS -- New state funds for an Interstate 70 bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis would be delayed until after 2008 under a proposal before the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The proposal sent to commissioners Thursday was part of a five-year spending blueprint whose main goals are to maintain the existing network of highways and bridges and finish projects already on the books. ...
Workers disciplined after latest mistaken release from city jai (10/26/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Two workers at the city's jail were placed on unpaid leave after the latest mistaken release of a prisoner further angered the mayor, who considers the mix-ups "a source of extreme frustration," an aide said Friday. "I'd describe the mayor's reaction as extremely angry," Mayor Francis Slay's chief of staff, Jeff Rainford, said one day after the medium-security lockup wrongly released a man instead of that prisoner's father...
Religion briefs (10/26/02)
Church to hold reformation service Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim, Mo., will celebrate the festival of the Reformation at the same time it holds its fall mission festival Sunday. Services begin at 9:30 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. Ronald R. Feuerhahn, a professor at Concordia Seminary and Cape Girardeau native, speaking...
Nation digest 10/26/02 (10/26/02)
Durable-goods orders fall while home sales rise WASHINGTON -- Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket durable goods plunged 5.9 percent in September, the biggest decline in 10 months, the government reported Friday. The drop in orders was much sharper than the 2 percent decline that many economists had been expecting...
Some who kill may hark back to training from military days (10/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- Timothy McVeigh turned to two old Army buddies as he plotted the Oklahoma City bombing. Sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad allegedly did his killing with a civilian version of the rifle that the military had trained him to use. Overall, those who have served in the military show no greater propensity toward violent crime that do people in the broader population, criminologists say. But they add that veterans who decide to kill may draw on their military background or expertise...
Panel- Ports, food, water supplies still vulnerable to terror a (10/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. seaports, energy systems and food and water supplies are vulnerable to terror attacks despite government attempts since the Sept. 11 attacks to improve security, former top government officials and other experts said Friday. If the country does not deal urgently with its security shortcomings, the panel warned, the next attack could result in even greater casualties and widespread disruption to daily life and the economy...
Twelve jurors selected for case involving Winona Ryder (10/26/02)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- A jury made up of several members of the entertainment industry, including former Sony Entertainment Pictures Chairman Peter Guber, was sworn in Friday to judge actress Winona Ryder on shoplifting charges. Lawyers on both sides accepted the eight-woman, four-man panel after questioning whether their occupations might prevent them from being fair...
Serial killer to be executed by firing squad (10/26/02)
SALT LAKE CITY -- A serial killer who asked to be executed by firing squad without the traditional hood over his head will be granted his wish, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. Roberto Arguelles made the unusual request after he was convicted in 1997 of killing three teenage girls and a woman in her 40s...
Plane crash kills Minnesota senator (10/26/02)
EVELETH, Minn. -- Sen. Paul Wellstone, an outspoken liberal Democrat locked in a re-election battle considered key to control of the Senate, was killed in a plane crash Friday in northern Minnesota along with his wife, daughter and five others. The twin-engine private plane went down in freezing rain and light snow near the Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport, about 175 miles north of Minneapolis. The cause of the crash was under investigation...
Bush, Chinese president agree N. Korea should scrap nukes (10/26/02)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush and Chinese President Jiang Zemin agreed Friday that North Korea should scrap its nuclear weapons program and pledged to resolve the standoff peacefully. But the leaders did not say how they will sway Pyongyang, which accused Bush anew of warmongering...
U.S.-style Catholicism Cultural divide between Vatican and Ame (10/26/02)
VATICAN CITY -- As they crafted a sex abuse policy for disciplining errant priests, U.S. Roman Catholic bishops may have been hampered by an unseen handicap: They were too American. The Vatican refused last week to put its stamp of approval on the U.S. plan. It declared the provisions confusing, ambiguous, "difficult to reconcile" with church law and left open procedural questions that needed to be resolved...
PBS head wants to create new business model (10/26/02)
PBS president Pat Mitchell refuses to pledge allegiance to pledge drives. "Every time I meet someone, they say, 'Why do you guys do all that pledge stuff?' We're turning off loyal viewers. They find it irritating. There's got to be a way that's not so intrusive."...
Appeals court nullifies bans by on ATM fees (10/26/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court Friday threw out two California municipal bans on certain ATM fees charged by banks, saying local law takes a back seat to federal regulations on the issue. The City Council of Santa Monica and San Francisco voters had no authority to approve identical laws in 1999 banning a bank from charging an ATM fee to a customer who was not a member of the bank, said the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
Ecstasy, steroid ring broken up (10/26/02)
MACON, Ga. -- An assistant principal and his wife, a teacher, were sentenced to several years in prison for running an Ecstasy and steroid ring in Georgia, Florida and Louisiana. The ring's distributors were people in their 20s whom Reuben "Wes" Harrison knew during his time as a baseball coach, prosecutors said...
States seeking death penalty for sniper suspect Muhammad (10/26/02)
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- As federal and state officials wrangled over who would get first crack at prosecuting the sniper suspects, Maryland authorities Friday night charged each with six counts of first-degree murder and said they would seek the death penalty against John Allen Muhammad...
Paducah confronts radioactive past, looks toward future (10/26/02)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- A half-century ago, western Kentucky was so thrilled about the opening of a Cold War uranium enrichment plant that it gave communities names like "Cimota" -- Atomic spelled backward. Decades later, workers file into Paducah's "Sick Workers Office," pulling oxygen tanks and fighting incurable tumors -- angry, scared, dying...
Director of homeless shelter called FBI about sniper suspect (10/26/02)
Knight Ridder Newspapers BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- When a man named Muhammad, who had checked into a Bellingham, Wash., homeless shelter shortly before the Sept. 11 attacks, started getting calls from his travel agent, the shelter's director grew suspicious...
U.S. stops giving confiscated arms to Afghan warlords (10/26/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- The U.S. military has stopped handing over confiscated weapons to Afghan militia fighters following criticism it was strengthening regional warlords at the expense of the national government. The change was made quietly after The Associated Press reported Oct. 16 that weapons caches were going to militia fighters traveling with U.S. forces, Col. Roger King said Friday...
Actor Richard Harris dies at 72 (10/26/02)
LONDON -- Irish actor Richard Harris, who gained fame as the roistering star of such 1960s films as "This Sporting Life" and "Camelot" and reached a new generation of fans years later as the wise old wizard in two Harry Potter movies, died Friday night at a London hospital. He was 72...
Line between terror and trade blurred at meeting of APEC nation (10/26/02)
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico -- Pacific Rim CEOs and diplomats insisted Friday that security and economics are becoming the same discipline, saying an interdependent world must tackle terrorism, trade and development as a single challenge with many fronts...
EU leaders agree on deal to finance adding new countries (10/26/02)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- European Union leaders struck a complex deal Friday to finance the EU's historic expansion eastward, removing a key obstacle to admitting 10 new countries, including eight from the former Soviet bloc. France and Germany clinched the surprise breakthrough over how to contain farm spending, ending months of wrangling over how generous to be to the poorer newcomers at a time when even the larger nations are struggling with their own budgets...
Hurricane slams into Mexican coast (10/26/02)
TEPIC, Mexico -- Hurricane Kenna crashed into Mexico's Pacific coast on Friday, destroying houses and cutting roads in fishing towns while burying hotel swimming pools under seawater in the resort of Puerto Vallarta. There were no immediate reports of death, but officials evacuated more than 20,000 people from coastal areas before Hurricane Kenna hit land about 40 miles northwest of Tepic with winds of 140 mph...
Chavez warns opposition that violence will be met with violence (10/26/02)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Four days after protesters took over a plaza in Caracas, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez accused dissident officers Friday of "cooking up a military insurrection" and warned that violence will be met with violence. Chavez's denunciations came after three key military garrisons proclaimed their loyalty to their commander in chief...
Russia, France counter new U.S. proposal with draft of their ow (10/26/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- Russia and France challenged the new U.S. resolution on Iraq Friday, introducing rival proposals eliminating tough U.S. language that they fear could authorize military force. But President Bush insisted a new resolution must have "consequences."...
Arab League chief plans Libya trip to urge Gadhafi to rethink (10/26/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- The Arab League chief will visit Libya within the next 24 hours hoping to persuade Col. Moammar Gadhafi's government to reconsider its decision to withdraw from the pan-Arab organization, his spokesman said Friday. Libya announced Thursday it was pulling out of the 22-member league, citing its "inefficiency" in dealing with the crises over Iraq and the Palestinians...
Russians storm theater, end standoff with rebels (10/26/02)
MOSCOW -- Special forces troops stormed a Moscow theater before sunrise Saturday, freeing hundreds of hostages held by Chechen rebels and killing their leader in a bloody end to the three-day standoff. Dozens of bodies were seen being removed from the theater. Survivors were loaded onto buses, many in shock or unconscious. It was not clear exactly how many of the dead were hostages or rebels...
Israeli troops take over Jenin, begin moving out of Hebron (10/26/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israel took over the Palestinian town of Jenin on Friday in one of the largest raids in months -- a delayed response to a deadly bus bombing -- but pulled some troops out of another West Bank town. The Jenin raid and the redeployment in Hebron came as Assistant Secretary of State William Burns wrapped up talks with skeptical Israelis and Palestinians on a new Mideast peace plan that envisions a provisional Palestinian state by 2003 and full independence by 2005...
Returns in Bahrain's election show wins by secular, Muslim cand (10/26/02)
MANAMA, Bahrain -- Results from Bahrain's first legislative elections in nearly 30 years showed a mix of secular and Islamic candidates winning seats, with two women securing places in run-off polls, officials said Friday. The election was a milestone for women because it marked the first time they had been empowered to vote and run for national office in a Gulf Arab nation...
Magazine- Bin Laden's will accuses fellow Muslims of betrayal (10/26/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- A London-based Arabic magazine said it has obtained the will of Osama bin Laden in which he accuses fellow Muslim leaders of betraying him in the face of the American campaign to destroy his al-Qaida movement. The weekly magazine Al-Majallah said the typed will was dated Dec. 14, 2001, and signed by bin Laden. At that time, U.S. forces were bombing the al-Qaida stronghold at Tora Bora where bin Laden was believed to have fled after the collapse of rule by the Taliban...
Jackson keeps unbeaten Colts on the ropes in loss (10/26/02)
Four downs and nine yards were all that stood between the Jackson Indians taking the fifth-ranked team in Class 5 to overtime Friday. But despite a pass interference penalty on fourth down to give the Indians one last chance, running back Stuart McIntosh couldn't get in from two yards out and Parkway Central held on for a 34-27 win in the first week of the Class 5, District 1 schedule...
Hayti scores in final minute, tops St. Vincent (10/26/02)
Hayti scored a touchdown with 16 seconds remaining to avoid an upset bid by St. Vincent and post a 7-6 victory in Friday night's Class 1, District 1 football opener in Perryville. St. Vincent (5-3)led 6-0, getting Kyle Kline field goals of 30 yards in the first quarter and 32 yards in the fourth quarter...
Rams benefit from late fumble, hold off Grandview (10/26/02)
Scott City once again jumped on the back of its defense and slowly rammed their way to a 12-8 victory over Grandview on Friday night. Of course, it helps when your opponents can't hold on to the ball. Both teams struggled with fumbles, including one that clinched the game for the Rams (3-5) in the first week of Class 2, District 1 competition...
Hicks guides Tigers in lopsided district opener (10/26/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- There's only one Monroe Hicks. It's just that with his style of play, there seems to be an abundance of No. 28s. Hicks was at his multi-dimensional best Friday night at Sikeston High School when Cape Girardeau Central opened defense of its Class 4, District 1 crown with a 30-13 victory...
Oct. 25 high school football scores (10/26/02)
Friday's Games Cape Central 30, Sikeston 13 Parkway Central 34, Jackson 27 Poplar Bluff 42, Perryville 14 Fredericktown 21, New Madrid Co. Central 14 Charleston 42, Crystal City 20 Dexter 42, Kennett 0 Caruthersville 36, East Prairie 9...
Otahkians stay perfect in OVC, top Austin Peay (10/26/02)
Austin Peay's first-year women's soccer team has not won a game this season, but the Lady Govs looked more than respectable Friday night. Despite dominating the action, Southeast Missouri State University found converting tough as the Otahkians had to battle for a 2-0 victory in front of about 125 fans at Houck Stadium...
Indians, Racers look for win to stay in chase for OVC title (10/26/02)
Murray State coach Joe Pannunzio doesn't seem to care much about his football program's almost total domination of Southeast Missouri State University over the years. Pannunzio doesn't appear to be impressed that the Racers have beaten the Indians nine straight times, lead the all-time series 31-4-1 and have not lost to Southeast at home since 1978...
Angels need to overcome their fear of Barry Bonds (10/26/02)
So survival in the World Series now basically comes down to this for an Angels team whose pluck has been cut down to the size of one of David Eckstein's extra-small shirts: Mike Scioscia's club needs to come home and win two games in a row when the first one is being pitched by -- gulp! -- Kevin Appier...
Hospitals urged to use alcohol gels for cleaner hands on doctor (10/26/02)
CHICAGO -- The government issued guidelines Friday urging doctors and nurses to abandon the ritual of washing their hands with soap and water between patients and instead rub on fast-drying alcohol gels to kill more germs. The goal: reduce the hospital spread of viruses and bacteria that infect an estimated 2 million people in the United States each year and kill about 90,000...
Davis Warren (10/26/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Clyde Davis Warren, 92, of Anna died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at his home. He was born Nov. 19, 1909, in Ewing, Ill., son of Lavo and Mary Neal Warren. He and Ethel M. McNeal were married Sept. 13, 1930. Warren was a miner 45 years with Freeman Coal Co. He was a Democratic precinct committeeman 20 years...
Wilma Partlow (10/26/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Wilma Jean Partlow, 55, of Perryville died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at her home. She was born Dec. 17, 1944, in Collinsville, Ill., daughter of Walter and Edna Mae Bess Howe. Partlow was a nurse aide. Survivors include two sons, Ronald and Hans Baltrush of Perryville; four daughters, Diana Berry and Ranae Baltrush of Weatherford, Texas, Mina Hoehn and Heather Partlow of Perryville...
Virginia Schreiner (10/26/02)
NEELYS LANDING -- Virginia L. Schreiner, 71, of Allen Park, Mich., died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Mich. She was born Sept. 20, 1931, at Neelys Landing, daughter of Benjamin and Goldie M. McCain Abernathy. She married Donald D. Schreiner...
Justen Larkins (10/26/02)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Justen Kemp Larkins, 15, of East Prairie died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at his home. He was born July 16, 1987, in Cape Girardeau, son of Kenneth Bruce and Melinda Carol Kemp Larkins. Justen was a sophomore at East Prairie High School, and a member of New Life Ministries Church in New Madrid, Mo...
Icie Price (10/26/02)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Icie Mae Price, 90, of Dexter died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at Cypress Point Nursing Center. She was born June 18, 1912, in Winston County, Ala., daughter of Lee and Amanda Dodd Estes. She and Noah S. Price were married Oct. 12, 1972, at Benton, Mo. He died March 14, 1994...
Audrey McCullough (10/26/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Audrey Mae McCullough, 89, of Sikeston died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at Clearview Nursing Center. She was born March 1, 1913, in Charleston, Mo., daughter of Eliza and Maggie Golightly Baker. She and Walter Alvin McCullough were married April 20, 1940. He died Aug. 2, 1971...
birthssat.sr 10/26 (10/26/02)
Wealer Daughter to Tech. Sgt. and Mrs. Joel Wealer of Ft. Washington, Md., Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., 8:26 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002. Name, Jacquelynn Sue. Weight, 8 pounds 4 ounces. First child. Mrs. Wealer is the former Jennifer Reisenbichler, daughter of Jim and Patty Turner and Randy Reisenbichler of Jackson. ...
FIRE - CAPE Saturday, Oct. 26 (10/26/02)
FIRE Cape Girardeau Saturday, Oct. 26 Firefighters responded to the following items Thursday: At 5:46 p.m., emergency medical service at 1333 N. Sprigg. At 8:54 p.m., emergency medical service at 511 Themis. Firefighters responded to the following items Friday: At 2:47 a.m., emergency medical service at 1818 Meyer Drive...
SHERIFF - CAPE CO Saturday, Oct. 26 (10/26/02)
Cape Girardeau County Saturday, Oct. 26 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI John E. Randol, 39, of Jackson, was arrested Oct. 19, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 10/26/02 (10/26/02)
10 years ago: Oct. 26, 1992 Missouri Baptist Convention begins at Show Me Center; week-long event is expected to be attended by 4,000 people; leaders of Missouri's largest Protestant church group - representing nearly 630,000 members - will conduct business meeting around approval of $15.2 million budget...
Correction 10/26/02 (10/26/02)
In Thursday's edition, it should have reported that Dorothy Points attended the Wednesday Club's 100th birthday celebration. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Jackson action appropriate in cases (10/26/02)
Perhaps Dr. Steve Cohen, one of the state's leading authorities on sexual harassment in the workplace, is correct when he says that some people "are going to do what they are going to do regardless of the training and the warnings." That appears to be what happened in three unfortunate cases involving Jackson city employees this year. ...
Community thankful for knowing Shakils (10/26/02)
Much of Cape Girardeau and thousands of people around the world were stunned upon hearing that Dr. Mohammad Shakil and his entire family -- his wife, Farida, and children: Usman, 16; Hassan, 14; Sabeen, 13; and Rabiya, 11 -- died in a plane crash last weekend...
All the evidence fails to support attack on Iraq (10/26/02)
To the editor: When you cut through all of the opinions, the spin and the media hype, have you heard enough credible, factual evidence to justify spending billions of taxpayer dollars to bring thousands of U.S. boys home in body bags and bomb hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi people? Have you heard enough to justify an unprovoked act of aggression that will likely unite the Arab world against us and turn our allies away from us? According to the London Guardian, many in the CIA don't see such credible evidence and certainly it has not been given to the people of the United States.. ...
Firefighter urges voters to support Amendment 2 (10/26/02)
To the editor: I am a firefighter in Cape Girardeau, and I would like to ask your readers for their support on Amendment 2. The amendment to the Missouri Constitution would give firefighters a voice in the decisions that affect not only our lives, but your readers' lives as well. In Missouri, we want to be able to negotiate with our employers about working conditions, safety equipment, wages and benefits. Amendment 2 would give us that right...
Proposition A is nothing more than tax cash cow (10/26/02)
To the editor: Proposition A proponents promise all sorts of health-care programs if it's passed. If you believe them, consider this: Since at least 1949, the government has been promising such programs. In February 1949, Congress was considering health insurance for 125 million persons with free choice of doctors...
Speak Out A 10/26/02 (10/26/02)
Economic blame HOW RIDICULOUS it is for the Democrats and Republicans to claim credit for the economy. The American people are responsible for the economy. It goes up and down in cycles. The market can't continue to climb. It has to level. World events and world problems often sway the economy. ...
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