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Stories from Thursday, October 31, 2002

Former Blue Angel to speak at festival fund raiser (10/31/02)
It's a homecoming of sorts for former Blue Angels pilot Lt. Col. Larry Packer as he travels to speak at the Cape Girardeau Air Festival's first-ever fund raiser this weekend, even though his native home of Los Angeles is thousands of miles away. Packer first came to Cape Girardeau when the Blue Angels participated in Cape Girardeau Regional Airport's 1992 air show. ...
160th District incumbent outspending challenger (10/31/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican state Rep. Peter Myers had spent nearly three times as much as Democratic challenger Donnie Kiefer in their contest for the 160th District House seat. As of Oct. 24, Myers, of Sikeston, Mo., had spent $49,981 on his campaign for a third term. Kiefer, a Chaffee businessman, had spent $16,871 in his bid to unseat the incumbent...
Alzheimer's Association announces research update (10/31/02)
To commemorate November as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is planning a "research update" at Southeast Missouri State University Saturday. The update is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the University Center Ballroom with a free lunch following the presentation...
Area students prepare signs to welcome Cheney (10/31/02)
Nearly 30 local students gathered Wednesday night at the Republican Party Headquarters in Cape Girardeau to create welcome signs for Vice President Dick Cheney, who is visiting the city's airport today in support of U.S. Senate hopeful, Republican Jim Talent...
Crusade's empty seats show poor timing, some say (10/31/02)
There were more empty seats, but more fulfilled souls, organizers said of last week's Hope for America Crusade, where the attendance was roughly five times less than a similar crusade held in the spring but 11 more people became Christians. Donny Ford, a Horizon Foundation representative, said there are no official attendance figures, but the crowds were generally in the 400 range each night during last week's crusade, compared to an average of about 2,000 nightly in the spring...
Community briefs 10/31/02 (10/31/02)
Republican women's club to meet Friday Ballot issues as well as updates on the Nov. 5 general election will be spotlighted at the monthly meeting of the Cape Girardeau County Republican Women scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday at the Cape Girardeau Holiday Inn. County Clerk Rodney Miller will be the featured speaker...
Community cuisine 10/31/02 (10/31/02)
Knights of Columbus to serve breakfast The Scott City Knights of Columbus will serve a sausage breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located on U.S. 61 in Scott City. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 6-12, five and under eat free...
Malpractice hearing details rising costs (10/31/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The rising cost of medical malpractice insurance could force some physicians to cut back their services or move out of Missouri, doctors said Wednesday. Several physicians in high-risk specialties testified at a hearing hosted by the state Insurance Department, which is seeking to determine the cause of the increases as well as a potential solution...
SIU faculty file intent-to-strike notice (10/31/02)
Southern Illinois University faculty in Carbondale filed a notice Wednesday of an intent-to-strike, the latest salvo in a bitter contract dispute. The notice filed with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board clears the way to a strike any time after Nov. 10, the end of a mandated cooling-off period, said James Kelly, a union spokesman for the SIU Faculty Association, which is part of the Illinois Education Association and the National Education Association...
Eminence high school destroyed by fire (10/31/02)
EMINENCE, Mo. -- Fire officials believe a blaze that damaged the 92-year-old Eminence High School may have been deliberately set. Eminence volunteer fire chief Richard Tyler said state investigators continued to examine the damage at the Shannon County school Wednesday for evidence of arson...
Bradley pitches in for Carnahan campaign (10/31/02)
ST. LOUIS -- With only days before the election, Missouri Senate candidates are bringing in outside help to sway voters. Former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley came to St. Louis Wednesday to help fellow Democrat Sen. Jean Carnahan in her quest for election to the final four years of the term won posthumously by her husband, Gov. Mel Carnahan, who died in a plane crash before Election Day in 2000...
Season of the 'vegetable butcher' (10/31/02)
KENOVA, W.Va. -- It started innocently enough when Ric Griffith carved a few pumpkins to fill empty space on his porch and teach his daughters about Halloween. As his children grew, so did the project. Twenty-four years and 14,226 pumpkins later, Griffith's annual Halloween display of carved jack-o-lanterns has reached a new plateau. This year, 2,624 carved pumpkins will create a lighting display that can be seen by motorists across the Ohio River...
And justice for all (10/31/02)
BENTON, Ill. The coal mines are closed and city officials these days are mining for a different treasure -- a new federal courthouse that is projected to be larger and cost more than Cape Girardeau's planned courthouse 70 miles away. "It is a huge economic engine for us," said Benton Mayor Pat Bauer, who runs a cafe and picture frame business on the town square within blocks of where she hopes a new federal building will be constructed. ...
Auditors investigating possible misuse of funds (10/31/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A local AIDS agency that hired a gay-porn movie star to speak to a gathering of young gay men last summer is under scrutiny by auditors from the St. Louis comptroller's office. The auditors are examining the books of Blacks Assisting Blacks Against AIDS. ...
People talk 10/31/02 (10/31/02)
Neeson nervous about receiving Queen's honor LONDON -- Actor Liam Neeson said he was nervous when he received a royal honor from Queen Elizabeth II. "I've not been so nervous since I met Muhammad Ali," said the 50-year-old actor, who received his Order of the British Empire, or OBE, from the queen Tuesday at Buckingham Palace...
Mondale replaces Wellstone as Senate nominee (10/31/02)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Walter Mondale returned to politics Wednesday night as Minnesota Democrats loudly approved the former vice president as a fill-in for the late Sen. Paul Wellstone less than a week before the election. "Tonight, our campaign begins," said Mondale, who last ran for office in 1984. "I start it with a pledge to you. I will be your voice, and I will be Paul Wellstone's voice for decency and better lives."...
Tax preparers, IRS agree to offer free tax return e-filing (10/31/02)
WASHINGTON -- Up to 78 million taxpayers will probably be able to file their tax returns electronically without charge under an agreement between the Internal Revenue Service and a group of tax preparers and software publishers. "This represents an important step forward for taxpayers and our e-filing efforts," said IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti, who signed the agreement Wednesday with Free File Alliance manager Mike Cavanagh...
State Dept. promotes U.S.-style Islam (10/31/02)
WASHINGTON -- The United States is offering Muslim countries four U.S.-prepared television commercials aimed at providing a better understanding of Islam in America. The four ads, each about two minutes long, are part of a $15 million campaign by Charlotte Beers, undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and a former Madison Avenue advertising executive. ...
White House underscores embryo rights (10/31/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration has revised the charter of a federal advisory committee concerned with the safety of research volunteers to specify that embryos and fetuses in experiments are "human subjects" whose welfare deserves special attention...
Army - No link between killings, anti-malaria drug (10/31/02)
WASHINGTON -- An Army investigation of possible medical and behavioral causes behind a series of domestic killings and suicides at Fort Bragg, N.C., has ruled out the anti-malaria drug Lariam, officials said Wednesday. Speculation about possible explanations for the killings has run the gamut from the stress of combat to psychotic side effects from Lariam. Three of the four soldiers involved in the killings had recently returned from Afghanistan...
FERC calls for oral argument before ruling (10/31/02)
WASHINGTON -- Federal energy regulators said Wednesday they want to hear from both sides before deciding whether El Paso Corp. withheld natural gas from California and contributed to rising power prices during the state's energy crisis. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission agreed to a request from El Paso to hold oral arguments on a federal administrative judge's initial ruling in September that the Houston-based company "withheld extremely large amounts" of natural gas during the state's energy crisis in 2000 and 2001.. ...
Report - NASA is frequent victim of contractor fraud (10/31/02)
WASHINGTON -- From faulty parts for the International Space Station to the theft of moon rocks, the nation's cash-thin space agency was defrauded dozens of times over the last year by contractors -- and sometimes by its own employees, investigative reports show...
More corporations teach workers about ethics after Enron (10/31/02)
WASHINGTON -- In the post-Enron business world, corporations are training employees how to be ethical just as they teach them about making a sale or balancing the books. In the last three months alone, some 100 companies have hired ethics officers, a response to the rash of corporate scandals that have involved such former high-fliers as Enron, WorldCom and Global Crossing...
Wellstone memorial's tone draws apologies for politics (10/31/02)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Democratic organizers of the public memorial for Sen. Paul Wellstone apologized Wednesday for its partisan tone, but insisted many of the remarks were not scripted. "It probably would have been best not to get into politics and elections in the way it was done," said Wellstone's campaign manager, Jeff Blodgett...
Federal charges block local police questions of sniper suspects (10/31/02)
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Questioning of the two sniper suspects was halted when federal agents took custody of the pair, possibly preventing investigators from obtaining information about the shooting spree, a local law enforcement source complained Wednesday...
Politician urges Gov. Bush to ask brother to free Haitians (10/31/02)
MIAMI -- A congresswoman pressed Gov. Jeb Bush on Wednesday to ask his brother, the president, to order the release of 200 Haitian immigrants detained in Florida after they jumped off a freighter and waded ashore. The Republican governor was confronted during a campaign stop by Rep Carrie Meek, D-Fla., who said the Haitians should be treated like Cuban immigrants...
Teacher gives birth to girl in class (10/31/02)
EULESS, Texas -- An elementary school teacher gave her 3- and 4-year-old students an unexpected lesson when she gave birth in her classroom. Rhonda Schafer was able to get the early development class out of the Bear Creek Elementary School classroom on Monday and then called for the school nurse...
Personal data on federal forms may travel further than expected (10/31/02)
WASHINGTON -- Student aid applicants, check the fine print. That information you put on your application to the U.S. Department of Education is being shared with the Pentagon, Justice Department and other agencies -- even private companies like debt collectors...
Afghan president sending delegation to U.S. prison (10/31/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai met Wednesday with two white-bearded men, one leaning on a cane, and was surprised at how old they are, considering that they were just released after months of captivity from a U.S. detention facility for Taliban and al-Qaida suspects...
Danish police detain Chechen aide on suspicion of terror (10/31/02)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- A top aide to Chechen separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov was arrested by Danish authorities Wednesday and Russia sought his handover, saying he may have been involved in the Moscow hostage siege and other terror attacks. Akhmed Zakayev, 43, was detained Tuesday evening after a Chechen Congress concluded in the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Danish authorities acted after Russia requested Zakayev's extradition...
Fentanyl gas was used to end hostage crisis, Russians say (10/31/02)
MOSCOW -- At the Kremlin's urging, Denmark arrested a key aide to Chechen leader Aslan Maskhadov in the deadly raid on a Moscow theater and other terror attacks -- further evidence of Russia's success in isolating a rebel movement whose envoys were once received in capitals around the world, including Washington...
World briefs 10/31/02 (10/31/02)
Series of explosions hit South African townshipSOWETO, South Africa -- A series of bomb blasts rocked the poor township of Soweto early Wednesday, killing one person, ripping a hole in a mosque and damaging railway stations and rail lines running into the city of Johannesburg...
North Korea, Japan remain apart on nucler program, abductees (10/31/02)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- North Korean and Japanese negotiators ended a contentious round of talks on establishing ties Wednesday, still at odds over the North's nuclear weapons program and the fate of Japanese kidnapped decades ago by the isolated communist nation...
Commission makes revisions to U.S. bishops' abuse policy (10/31/02)
VATICAN CITY -- A joint American-Vatican commission has completed revisions to the U.S. bishops' sweeping discipline policy for priests who sexually abuse children, the Vatican said Wednesday. Neither the Vatican nor the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released details of the revisions, which were made with extraordinary speed for the Holy See -- over two days of meetings. ...
No suspects in slaying of U.S. diplomat in Jordan (10/31/02)
AMMAN, Jordan -- With bagpipes and military salutes, the body of slain U.S. diplomat Laurence Foley was sent home Wednesday, while Jordanian officials conceded they had no suspects despite interrogating dozens of Islamic extremists. In a tearful airport ceremony, U.S. Marines and embassy colleagues carried Foley's flag-draped coffin past a Jordanian army honor guard and military band, wearing kaffiyeh headscarves, and onto a U.S. Air Force C-141 military transport...
U.S. taken to task over language in resolution draft (10/31/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United States was taken to task Wednesday for its draft resolution on Iraq with a majority of Security Council members opposing language which could authorize Washington to launch a war in Baghdad. Although the Bush administration has said it expects a swift end to the seven weeks of negotiations, it was clear Wednesday that staunch opposition from powerful players such as Russia, France and China would mean more time, and possibly more compromise, to win support for the draft.. ...
U.N. expected to approve U.S. resolution on Iraq after debate (10/31/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- After seven weeks of diplomatic wrangling, the U.N. Security Council seems certain to approve a new resolution soon that will govern weapons inspections in Iraq. But precisely what it will say is still being debated. Diplomats say few flashpoints remain in hammering out an agreement on a draft resolution that the United States and Britain presented last week. The draft calls for stringent weapons inspections in Iraq and warns of consequences if Saddam Hussein does not comply...
Fire kills at least 55 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (10/31/02)
Knight-Ridder Newspapers HANOI, Vietnam -- An immense fire swept through a five-story office building in central Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday, killing at least 55 people and injuring 94. Authorities said 19 people remained missing. Firefighters hampered by inadequate equipment struggled to contain the blaze, which apparently began in a popular discotheque and quickly spread through the building. The building housed many small businesses, including the offices of some foreign firms...
Labor Party abandons Sharon's government (10/31/02)
JERUSALEM -- The Labor Party's resignation Wednesday from the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will force him to call early elections or form a coalition dominated by hard-liners who are unlikely to support resuming peace talks with Palestinians...
SEMO Top 10 football poll 10/31/02 (10/31/02)
The top 10 teams in this week's SEMO Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association football poll with first-place votes, record, points received and previous ranking: TEAM ... RECORD ... PTS ... PRE 1. North County (13) ... 7-1 ... 195 ... 1...
SEMO Top 10 volleyball poll 10/31/02 (10/31/02)
The top 10 teams in this week's SEMO Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association volleyball poll with first-place votes, record through Monday, points received and previous ranking: TEAM ... RECORD ... PTS ... PRE 1. Leopold ... (13) ... 28-2-1 ... 139 ... 2...
Dexter takes ND to the wire in district finale (10/31/02)
In the playoffs it's not how a team wins, but that it wins. That's what Notre Dame did Wednesday night in the Class 3 District 1 championship. Just win. Notre Dame got all it could handle from second-seeded Dexter in a 15-10, 12-15, 15-8 three-set victory. The win puts the Bulldogs in the Class 3 sectional at Ste. Genevieve at 3 p.m. Saturday...
Flag football's growth extends to Southeast Missouri (10/31/02)
Maybe it's their longing for the days of past football Fridays or their love of playing the game. Either way, athletes from across Southeast Missouri are combining to keep Cape Girardeau's flag football league growing. Nationwide flag football has grown into a phenomenon. ...
Offense picks up in second, sinks Predators (10/31/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The Blues put their latest victory away with a quick burst of offense. Reed Low, Al MacInnis and Keith Tkachuk scored on successive shots during a four-goal second period as the Blues beat the Nashville Predators 7-0 for their sixth straight win Wednesday night...
League says minority hiring plan won't work (10/31/02)
NEW YORK -- The NFL insists it is committed to hiring more minorities, but it doesn't support a plan to use draft picks as an incentive for teams to consider black coaches. "It's ridiculous. It would be a sham," Gene Upshaw, executive director of the NFL Players Association, said after a discussion at Wednesday's league meetings about the plan, proposed by attorneys Cyrus Mehri and Johnnie Cochran Jr...
Arizona game carries added incentive for Rams' Proehl (10/31/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The Arizona Cardinals are a bigger opponent on the schedule for St. Louis fans than Rams players, with one notable exception. Wide receiver Ricky Proehl was happy to have the Cardinals join the NFC West, having begun his career there in 1990 -- two years after they left St. Louis. He played his first five seasons with the Cardinals after they made him a third-round draft pick, so he's aware this is a special game for St. Louis...
In spite of loss, opportunities are ahead for Indians (10/31/02)
Saturday's loss at Murray State was the most painful loss I have endured at Southeast Missouri State. Our players played hard and played well enough to win, but our defense simply gave up too many big plays and our offense didn't capitalize on a turnover late in the game. Our players worked so hard to be in a position to play for something and I feel bad for them and also feel bad that we let down our fans...
Somebody has to program the computers (10/31/02)
That sure didn't take long. The BCS trotted out just its second poll of the season earlier this week, but the man-vs.-machine debate is already at a full-throated roar. Most people wait until the end of the season to crank up the volume because by then, the number of teams getting hosed has been trimmed to a manageable few...
Therapy to change sleep beliefs may help insomniacs (10/31/02)
Psychologists have been thinking about how someone with insomnia thinks about sleep. Their efforts suggest that an insomniac's thinking is part of the problem. And, research indicates, changing that thinking may be part of the solution. "We're addressing the dysfunctional attitudes -- common misconceptions people have about sleep that serve as the basis of aberrant sleep habits," says Dr. ...
WHO ranks top health hazards, calls for bold strategies (10/31/02)
LONDON -- Governments may have to consider legislation to reduce the salt, fat, sugar and other unhealthy ingredients in manufactured foods, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. The recommendation is in this year's annual World Health Report, which for the first time tries to rank the major threats to health worldwide and examine ways to reduce them...
Health calendar 10/31/02 (10/31/02)
Today "Ask Your Doctor" airs at 8 p.m. on Charter Cable Channel 5. The guest is Dr. Jerrell Driver, who will discuss Proposition A. Viewers can call 334-3095 to ask questions during the show. Seeds of Hope support group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. in Conference Room B at St. Francis Education Center. For information, call Bonnie at 331-5118...
Night of the living dominatrixes (10/31/02)
Oct. 31, 2002 Dear Patty, The invitation arrived on a piece of paper that looked scorched and ancient. "My Dearest Ghouls," it began. "It has been almost a year since I last tasted the heady delights and pleasures of your company! I've grown weak and weary and need an infusion of my kind. It's time to gather you creatures of the night! ... Deeply, Master Charles."...
At the Movies - 'I Spy' (10/31/02)
The Associated Press If the '60s TV show "I Spy" helped formulate the mismatched-buddy genre of action comedies, the movie version starring Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson slaughters it. Graceless and witless, "I Spy" manhandles what should have been a decent pairing of comic actors with contrasting but complementary styles...
Mary Kluepfel (10/31/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mary M. Kluepfel, 74, of Madisonville, Ky., died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. She was born July 21, 1928, in Anna, daughter of Ben and Amanda Edmonds Sadler. Kluepfel was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Madisonville...
Norman Kimball (10/31/02)
Retired Chief Master Sgt. Norman H. Kimball, 73, of San Antonio, Texas, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at his home. He was born Sept. 22, 1929, in St. Louis County, Mo., son of William "Bill" and Etta May Barks Kimball. Kimball graduated from high school in Cape Girardeau. He served two years in the U.S. Marine Corps, attended Southeast Missouri State University, and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served almost 34 years. He served in Korea, Vietnam, Crete, Turkey and Germany...
Mildred McDaniel (10/31/02)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Mildred Caroline McDaniel, 89, of Tamms died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. She was born Oct. 21, 1913, at Cache, Ill., daughter of Benjamin and Dora Coleman McDaniel. McDaniel was a lifelong resident of Alexander County, Ill...
Hazel Randolph (10/31/02)
UNITY, Ill. -- Private graveside service for Hazel Randolph of Unity was held Wednesday at McCrite Cemetery west of Tamms, Ill. The Rev. Billy Don Heady officiated. Jones Funeral Home at Tamms was in charge of arrangements. Randolph, 85, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at Jonesboro Health Care Center in Jonesboro, Ill...
John Odom (10/31/02)
John Albert Odom, 82, of Scott City died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at Heartland Care Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 28, 1920, at Fornfelt, Mo., son of Jesse Allen and Amanda Meinz Odom. He and Virginia Ida Hahn were married March 20, 1943, at Benton, Mo. She died Feb. 25, 1994...
Policarpo Ferrer (10/31/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Policarpo G. Ferrer, 80, of Anna died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at his home. He was born Jan. 26, 1922, in the Philippines, son of Luis and Eulalia Gonzaga Ferrer. His wife, Adelina, preceded him in death. Ferrer had been a machinist with the U. S. Government. He was a member of a Masonic lodge in San Francisco, Calif...
Conrad Sims (10/31/02)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Conrad "Pete" Sims, 71, of Tamms died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, in Tamms. He was born March 14, 1931, in Elco, Ill., son of John and Lucy Sharp Sims. He and Shelby Hunter were married Jan. 22, 1955. Sims was a retired truck driver. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War...
Henry Underwood (10/31/02)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Henry A. Underwood, 89, of Fredericktown died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at his home. He was born Feb. 27, 1913, at Grassy, Mo., son of Harley and Lula Underwood. He and Aubrey Schwering were married May 12, 1946, at Marble Hill, Mo...
Gracie McSpadden (10/31/02)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Gracie I. McSpadden, 74, of Advance, Mo., died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at her home. She was born July 15, 1928, at Housecreek, Mo., daughter of John and Mary Bland Chronister. She was a member of General Baptist Church. She and Junior McSpadden were married on Nov. 23, 1946, at Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Hazel Royal (10/31/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Graveside service for Hazel Parthenia Royal of Sikeston will be held at 1 p.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery. Jim Chappell will officiate. Blanchard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Royal, 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Patty Stevens (10/31/02)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Patty Lou Stevens, 55, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 13, 1947, in Pikeville, Ky., daughter of Emsie and Sarah Smith Stiltner. She and Leroy Stevens were married Nov. 19, 1996. He died April 17, 1997...
Jackson police report 10/31/02 (10/31/02)
Jackson Thursday, Oct. 31 DWI Robin M. Logsdon, 37, of 305 Shawnee Circle was issued a summons Saturday for driving while intoxicated and speeding. Arrests Steven H. Evans, 34, of 2700 Wedgewood Drive was arrested Oct. 23 for second-degree domestic assault...
Cape police report 10/31/02 (10/31/02)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Oct. 31 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Michael J. Fischer, 42, of 502 S. Hanover, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Arrests Shawn E. Pearson, 18, of 1016 S. Benton, was arrested Monday on a warrant for burglary and assault...
Cape fire report 10/31/02 (10/31/02)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Oct. 31 Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 9:58 p.m., water leak at 1710 N. Sprigg. Firefighters responded Wednesday to the following items: At 1:29 a.m., emergency medical service at 409 S. West End Boulevard...
Out of the past 10/31/02 (10/31/02)
10 years ago: Oct. 31, 1992 Altenburg -- Dedication ceremony for three-sided concrete and granite memorial marker is held in afternoon; marker is located in Log College Park at Altenburg; each side bears bronze plaque dedicated to Martin Luther, the Rev. C.F. Walther and the Rev. G.H. Loeber; Walther was co-founder of first Lutheran seminary west of Mississippi River in 1839 at Altenburg...
El Salvador Experience is instructive (10/31/02)
By Andrea Essner You never know what you've got till it's gone. This applies to many aspects of a young adult's life: parent relationships, love and friends. This summer, I came to value one thing that many young Americans take for granted: U.S. citizenship. Through my internship with the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, El Salvador, I saw 700 Salvadorans apply for a visa everyday. This visa would allow them to travel to the United States for five months...
State must find ways to live with less (10/31/02)
Go back over the years encompassing the second term of former Gov. John Ashcroft as well as the eight years of Gov. Mel Carnahan and the first two years of Gov. Bob Holden's administration. Over those 14 years, Missouri state government spending increased 289 percent, growing from $6.6 billion to $19.1 billion in the fiscal year that ended in June. That's a growth of $12.5 billion -- $2.5 billion more than inflation during the same period...
Case addresses collective bargaining (10/31/02)
A case that will be heard by the Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday is one that should be watched by all Missourians who care about the future of our state. Former employees of the Jefferson City School District sued the district, alleging that current state law and the Missouri Constitution mandate that they have the right to collective bargaining. ...
Proposition A would create more government (10/31/02)
To the editor: Do you feel undertaxed? You can remedy that situation by voting yes on Proposition A next Tuesday. As a non-smoker, it is tempting to vote an additional tax on a product I do not use and dislike. But before you vote yes, consider the additional bureaucracy that would inevitably be created. ...
Deep memories remain of former Trinity Lutheran (10/31/02)
To the editor: Never to weaken or be erased from my heart is the picture of our former Trinity Lutheran Church at 100 N. Frederick that was torn down and replaced by our present church. I still cling to the beauty of its interior. My thoughts lead me to the warmth that was different and deeper from that of our present church...
Speak Out A 10/31/02 (10/31/02)
Not alone I JUST wanted to say it was really great seeing all those people protesting. I've been feeling very alone as if I were the only one. Now I can see there are a whole lot of people in Cape who really disagree with President Bush and this war...
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