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Stories from Tuesday, November 5, 2002

Cape Girardeau City Council action 11/5/02 (11/05/02)
Consent Ordinances (second and third readings) Approved an ordinance accepting a general warranty deed from DSW Development Corporation for the extension of Independence Street between Mt. Auburn Road and Farrar Drive. Second and Third Readings...
Historic ranch auctioned for just over $2 million (11/05/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- In a rollicking, foot-stomping tent revival of an auction Saturday, Oregon County's Pigman Ranch fetched more than $2 million. "We don't really know what we're going to do with it. We buy and sell land. We didn't have a purpose other than that," said Bernie Lowery, who, with his business partner Ethel Rabel, bought the lion's share of the ranch for $1,763,125...
Learning briefs 11/5 (11/05/02)
Who's Who to include Jackson High student Heather Tuschhoff, daughter of Tim and Bev Tuschhoff of Jackson, has been accepted into Who's Who Among American High School Students, 2001-2002. She is currently a senior at Jackson High School and is a three-year letter winner for the lady Indians softball team, secretary for FBLA and vice president of National Honor Society...
Expert educates girls to rise above bullies (11/05/02)
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. -- "Skinny. Hot boyfriend. Nice clothes. Long hair." As audience members yelled out the characteristics they think best describe a "high-social-status girl," Rosalind Wiseman wrote the words inside a box she drew on the board. Outside the box, in red, she wrote several terms that these high-social-status girls use to describe those not included in their inner circle. These included "fat, wannabe, easy, loser" and other, less-appropriate words...
Educators' groups weigh in on collective bargaining case (11/05/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Education groups on both sides of the philosophical divide over public-sector collective bargaining have offered advice to the Missouri Supreme Court on a case that could lead to full bargaining rights for teachers and other government employees...
Fast cat in a cramped Xbox world (11/05/02)
My first reaction to "Blinx: The Time Sweeper," an ambitious action game exclusive to the Xbox, is that it feels almost claustrophobic. I can't give you a full review yet. "Blinx" has the hallmarks of quality, including a sensible, generally intuitive beginning that will pique your interest. But I haven't had a chance to play deeper and evaluate the more complex challenges...
Security workers on duty at airport (11/05/02)
Security agents with the Transportation Security Administration began working at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport Monday. The TSA screeners currently manning the airport are temporary, airport manager Bruce Loy said. There will eventually be six permanent part-time TSA agents at the Cape Girardeau airport, Loy said...
Cape council grants liquor license for bar near church (11/05/02)
Tony Scruggs got his conditional liquor license request approved Monday night. He also got in a few parting shots. Scruggs, the owner of the future Big's Sports Bar and Lounge, voiced his displeasure with the Cape Girardeau City Council and gave a rebuttal to Lynwood Baptist Church's point of view that was voiced by its pastor at Tuesday night's public hearing...
Tax bills to be mailed soon (11/05/02)
The cost of government this year shouldn't be the shocker it was a year ago, when reassessment and increases in school levies dramatically boosted property taxes. Cape Girardeau County Collector Diane Diebold and her staff are preparing to send out about 35,000 tax bills, with the first batch expected to be mailed this Friday and the rest by early next week. All taxpayers should have their tax bills by Nov. 18, if not sooner, she said...
Couple escapes injury in blast (11/05/02)
Vernon and Cindy Ainsworth are lucky to be alive, said Whitewater Fire Protection District chief Garry Moore. The Whitewater couple survived a propane gas blast inside their home on Poplar Street that lifted the home off its foundation and left the inside looking as though a tornado blew through it...
One in murder-for-hire case out on bond; intended victim angry (11/05/02)
Learning Monday that one of the two women charged with conspiring to kill him was released Friday from Cape Girardeau County Jail has Michael Ravallette steaming mad. Ravallette and his wife, Ashley, of Weir, Ill., are angry at law enforcement officials for not informing them of the release of Helen A. Severs, 65, of Ullin, Ill...
Jackson to examine retirement benefits for employees (11/05/02)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen took a step Monday night that could lead to an increase in the retirement benefits of city employees. The perfunctory acceptance of a report from the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System clears the way for the city to change its benefit system if it decides to do so by the end of the calendar year. City administrator Jim Roach said employees asked the city to consider the change...
Board members discuss MAP test scores (11/05/02)
Disparities in Missouri Assessment Program test scores among Cape Girardeau schools have led individual schools to develop a plan of action based on their annual performances. Cape Girardeau School Board members held a roundtable discussion with administrators and teachers from each school Monday night to discuss disaggregated results from the 2002 MAP tests...
Crayon concertos - Drawings based on classical music (11/05/02)
Southeast Missourian While walking the halls of Franklin Elementary School, the unmistakable sounds tell the story of education. Children's voices spill into the hallway as they read simple words in unison. A teacher patiently raises her voice as she tries to get her students to stay in a single-file line while other teachers instruct their pupils inside classrooms...
American Muslims seek to enter mainstream (11/05/02)
A new moon will usher in Ramadan this week, the holiest time of the year for the world's 1.2 billion Muslims. Many of the nation's approximately 7 million Muslims will use the month of fasting and spiritual renewal -- which begins today or Wednesday, depending on the sighting of a crescent moon -- to continue their quest to make inroads into the mainstream, from helping the homeless to working with Christians and Jews to promote peace. ...
Utility offers voluntary retirement package to some workers (11/05/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Ameren Corp., the parent company of Missouri's largest electric utility, said Monday it will offer voluntary retirement packages to about 1,000 of its 7,400 employees, or roughly 14 percent of its work force. The St. Louis-based company also said it would modify certain retiree medical benefit plans, resulting in caps on costs to the company and increased retiree co-payments, and freeze wage increases beginning next year for all Ameren management workers...
SIU files unfair-labor complaint against faculty (11/05/02)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University officials filed a complaint against the university's faculty Monday with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, the latest punch in a bitter fight over a new contract. SIU officials say the faculty's 688-member union is not bargaining in good faith, is bringing up old and settled issues and is threatening to strike over issues not on the bargaining table, SIU lawyer Mark Brittingham said Monday...
Missouri voters can shape federal, state legislatures (11/05/02)
Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri voters had a chance Tuesday to influence the political control of both the federal and state legislatures while also deciding on the state's second proposed tax increase in the past three months...
Independent fills Senate seat (11/05/02)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A steaming-mad Gov. Jesse Ventura appointed a fellow independent to temporarily fill Sen. Paul Wellstone's seat Monday, while Walter Mondale went on the offensive against Republican Norm Coleman in the only debate of their compressed Senate campaign...
17-year-old sniper suspect appears in court (11/05/02)
GREENBELT, Md. -- The 17-year-old sniper suspect appeared before a federal judge for a closed juvenile hearing Monday as investigators looked into whether two more shootings are linked to a spree that left 10 dead. Police around the country have been reviewing unsolved shootings to see if they are connected to John Muhammad, 41, and John Malvo, 17, who were arrested Oct. 24 in Maryland...
Join the club - Connecticut teens form group for power naps (11/05/02)
GREENWICH, Conn. -- Three boys are sprawled out on the classroom floor, their heads resting on their backpacks. Nap time in kindergarten? No, a meeting of the Power Nap Club at Greenwich High School in this wealthy community of high achievers. The club was started by a teacher who figured that with all the pressure to succeed, some teenagers could use a little you-time...
Carnahan, Talent woo undecided voters in campaign's final hours (11/05/02)
Associated Press Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Reaching out to undecided voters, Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan and Republican challenger Jim Talent said it's not about who wins their close race for U.S. Senate, but about vulnerable Missourians who need a voice in government...
Tennessee voters to decide whether to legalize lottery (11/05/02)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It's a moral issue. It's not a moral issue. That's the mixed message from Tennessee lottery opponents fighting to keep the Bible Belt state from joining 47 other states with some form of legalized gambling. While their hopes of defeating Tuesday's referendum depend heavily on a grass-roots Christian army, opposition leaders purposely avoid casting the vote as a sin issue, instead treating it as a policy and economic matter...
Court to debate telemarketer liability for misrepresentation (11/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is taking on the subject of pesky phone solicitors in a case that could give states more ammunition to go after people who raise money over the phone in the name of charity but pocket much of the cash. Justices said Monday that they will decide next year whether Illinois can sue a company that kept 85 percent of the money it raised for Vietnam veterans...
Report urges Navy and Marines to develop nonlethal weapons (11/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- Development of nonlethal weapons such as bad smelling chemicals to control crowds or psychological methods to calm them, energy beams to stop vehicles and underwater barrier systems should be given a high priority by the Navy and Marine Corps, the National Research Council recommended Monday...
Engineers check Alaska pipeline for damage after earthquake (11/05/02)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Engineers inspected the Alaska pipeline to determine the extent of the damage Monday after one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in the United States knocked out some of its supports and forced a shutdown in the flow of oil...
U.S. kills senior al-Qaida operative with missile strike (11/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. forces killed a top associate of Osama bin Laden in Yemen in a missile strike, expanding the war on terror with America's first overt attack on suspected al-Qaida operatives outside of Afghanistan, a U.S. official said Monday. Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harethi was one of several al-Qaida members traveling by car in northwest Yemen when a Hellfire missile struck it Sunday, killing him and five others. ...
More than fate of candidates at stake in election (11/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- More than the fate of candidates is at stake Tuesday. In determining which party controls the House and Senate, voters are shaping the coming battles over taxes, Social Security, jobs, drugs and -- well into the future -- the makeup of courts that could rule on a long list of issues from abortion to welfare...
On last day, politicians make final dash to sew up support (11/05/02)
President Bush barnstormed through four battleground states on Monday in a final appeal for Republicans in Congress who will vote to make tax cuts permanent and confirm conservative judges. Democrats worked for a strong voter turnout to tilt key races their way...
Nation digest 11/05/02 (11/05/02)
Factory orders drop 2.3 percent in September WASHINGTON -- The nation's wobbly manufacturing sector saw orders to factories drop by 2.3 percent in September, the second straight monthly decline. The industry, hardest hit by last year's recession, has been recently struggling to keep its balance. Manufacturing has been the weakest link for the sputtering national economic recovery, which many analysts say is losing momentum in the current October-December quarter...
Galileo spacecraft to fly past moon of Jupiter (11/05/02)
LOS ANGELES -- NASA's Galileo spacecraft was set to make its last flyby of one of Jupiter's moons early today, marking the likely end of the science-gathering part of its 13-year mission. Galileo was on course to fly within 99 miles of Amalthea, a brilliant red, egg-shaped moon, at 12:19 a.m. Engineers estimated Galileo would streak past 168-mile-wide Amalthea at 41,160 mph...
Illinois Dems sense best chance in decades to gain control (11/05/02)
Associated Press WriterCHICAGO (AP) -- Democrats sensed their best chance in decades to gain control of state government heading into Election Day, while Republicans fought to shake off the effects of a scandal-plagued GOP administration. Rod Blagojevich, the Democratic candidate for governor, tried to convince voters that Republicans' quarter-century lock on the governor's mansion had led to a budget crisis and corruption in state government...
People talk 11/05/02 (11/05/02)
Osbournes will host American Music Awards LOS ANGELES -- The censors may have to stay on their toes when Ozzy Osbourne and his family host the 30th annual American Music Awards. The three-hour special is scheduled to air live on ABC, starting at 8 p.m. EST Jan. 13...
Election problems disrupt voting in central Missouri (11/05/02)
Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Residents donated their flashlights and county officials gathered scented candles Tuesday after a power outage left voters in the dark in the central Missouri town of Vienna. "We scrambled to find flashlights and candles and that's how we voted," said Maries County Clerk Rhonda Brewer. "We weren't very prepared for that but we will be in the future."...
Few problems reported in states with high-tech voting systems (11/05/02)
Associated Press WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Few problems emerged in early voting Tuesday with touchscreen and other high-tech voting machines that made their full-scale debut in more than 200 counties nationwide. Anxious to avoid the kind of snags that created Florida's primary mess in September, election officials had spent countless hours training poll workers and educating voters on how the new digital tallying machines work...
Voters turning out for election to settle control of Congress (11/05/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Halfway through a presidential term buffeted by terrorism and divided control of Congress, Americans voted Tuesday in elections that offered both parties tantalizing possibilities for the balance of power but no sure bets...
World briefs 11/05/02 (11/05/02)
Three killed in shootout at Congo president's palace KINSHASA, Congo -- A man in military uniform opened fire in the palace of President Joseph Kabila on Monday, and two presidential guards and the gunman were killed in the ensuing gunfight, Kabila's spokesman said...
Saddam - Iraq will consider new U.N. resolution (11/05/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- President Saddam Hussein indicated Monday he would not reject outright a new U.N. resolution on weapons inspections, saying Iraq would examine the conditions it imposes before deciding on compliance, Iraqi TV reported. Saddam's remarks appeared to mark a shift by the Iraqi leader, who had maintained he would only accept weapons inspectors on terms laid down in previous resolutions...
Palestinian bomber strikes Israeli mall (11/05/02)
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian suicide attacker blew himself up Monday while grappling with an Israeli security guard at a shopping mall in a Tel Aviv suburb, killing the guard and another civilian and wounding 12 other people, including two infants. The bombing -- the 81st by Palestinian militants in two years -- marked a first test for Israel's new defense minister, Shaul Mofaz, who was sworn in Monday. ...
Crowds greet Dalai Lama on first visit to Mongolia in years (11/05/02)
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia -- Greeted by adoring throngs and serenaded by cymbals and horns, the Dalai Lama met with monks at Mongolia's largest Buddhist monastery Tuesday, kicking off his first visit to the northeast Asian nation in seven years. Temperatures dropped to 5 degrees below zero as the leader of Tibetan Buddhism, wearing his traditional robe with one arm bare to the chill wind, made his way through Gandantegchillen Monastery in the Mongolian capital...
Agencies preparing to help Iraqis who may flee if war starts (11/05/02)
AMMAN, Jordan -- Fearing a repeat of the refugee crisis sparked by the Gulf War and its aftermath, aid agencies and governments are quietly drawing up plans and stockpiling supplies to help Iraqis who may flee their country if new fighting breaks out...
Asian leaders pledge stronger efforts against terrorism (11/05/02)
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Southeast Asian leaders agreed Monday to jointly fight terrorism after deadly bombings in Indonesia and the Philippines, but complained that travel warnings issued by many nations were scaring away tourists and hurting their economies...
Swazi mom's suit to save daughter from king prompts 'crisis' (11/05/02)
MBABANE, Swaziland -- A mother's lawsuit to prevent King Mswati III from marrying her daughter has infuriated the royal family and put it on a collision course with the judiciar of this nation in southern Africa. "This is a national crisis," said Jan Sithole, secretary-general of the Swaziland Federation of Trade Unions...
Five people arrested over alleged Posh Spice kidnap plot (11/05/02)
LONDON -- Five men arrested on suspicion of plotting to kidnap Spice Girl Victoria Beckham were charged Monday with theft and conspiracy to rob Sotheby's auction house, police said. Scotland Yard said inquiries were continuing into the alleged plan to kidnap Victoria Beckham, known in the band as Posh Spice and the wife of England soccer captain David Beckham. They reportedly planned to seek a ransom of about $7.7 million...
Tigers pound Knights; Jackson eliminated (11/05/02)
Cape Girardeau Central's top-seeded boys' soccer team moved into the championship game of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament with a 10-0 win over fourth-seeded Farmington Monday in Poplar Bluff. Monday's other game saw second-seeded Poplar Bluff upend third-seeded Jackson in a penalty-kick shootout after the squads ended regulation tied 2-2...
SEMO task - Handling EKU's final home salute to its Colonel (11/05/02)
If Southeast Missouri State University's football team is going to clinch its first winning season since 1994 this week, the Indians will have to beat a team they have never defeated before -- and do it in an extremely emotional setting. Southeast (6-4 overall, 3-2 Ohio Valley Conference) travels to Richmond, Ky., for a 5 p.m. Saturday game with 17th-ranked Eastern Kentucky (7-3, 3-1) and coaching legend Roy Kidd...
Indians prep for exhibition opener (11/05/02)
A little more than three weeks into practice, Southeast Missouri State University men's basketball coach Gary Garner likes the way his team is progressing -- and he looks forward to seeing the Indians play against outside competition for the first time...
Blue Jays' Hinske, Rockies' Jennings land rookie awards (11/05/02)
NEW YORK -- Toronto third baseman Eric Hinske won the AL Rookie of the Year award Monday, and Colorado pitcher Jason Jennings was voted the NL's top rookie. Hinske got 19 of 28 first-place votes and nine seconds to finish with 122 points in voting by a panel of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He hit .279 with 24 homers and 84 RBIs...
Tiger is once again PGA Tour's man of green (11/05/02)
ATLANTA -- A record 18 first-time winners this season showed why the PGA Tour is deeper than ever. Another remarkable year by Tiger Woods showed how far everyone has to go to catch him. "He continues to astound," PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said...
A Kurt response (11/05/02)
ST. LOUIS -- When Kurt Warner is ready to play again, and he could return to the lineup as soon as Nov. 18, the St. Louis Rams will not have a quarterback controversy. Coach Mike Martz threw cold water on any Warner vs. Marc Bulger talk on Monday, a day after Bulger ran his career record to 3-0 in a 27-14 victory over the Arizona Cardinals -- and the day pins were removed from Warner's broken right pinky...
Doctors test drugs to halt mental decline after bypass surgery (11/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- Call it brain fog, that loss of memory and thinking ability that strikes tens of thousands of patients after open-heart surgery, and sometimes other big operations, every year. Now doctors are studying if giving patients certain drugs just before a heart bypass could prevent this mental decline by essentially protecting the patients' brain cells from the rigors of surgery...
HBO tells bars, restaurants to quit showing 'The Sopranos' (11/05/02)
NEW YORK -- Bars and restaurants that try to entice customers by showing Paulie Walnuts, Ralphie Cifaretto and the rest of "The Sopranos" gang on Sunday nights are hearing from another type of enforcer. HBO lawyers are sending out letters telling them to turn the sets off, since it's illegal to show the network's signal in public places...
City of Cape Girardeau permit status report for October (11/05/02)
Following is the September permit status of new buildings, expansions and remodeling projects and the status of those projects in Cape Girardeau:New buildings O'Charley's Restaurant; needs address; applied 10-15-02. Americare Properties, Inc.; new residential care facility; 2857 Cape La Croix Road; applied 10-4-02; site plan reviewed and approved on 10-10-02; complete plans submitted 10-24-02...
Velma Rainey (11/05/02)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Velma Irene Rainey, 81, of Chaffee died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born July 24, 1921, in Haleyville, Ala., daughter of William and Alice Elizabeth Flanagan Head. She and Walter Rainey were married March 19, 1941, in Corinth, Miss. He died Feb. 22, 1987...
Arnold Schaefer (11/05/02)
Arnold J. Schaefer, 83, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 20, 1919, at Oran, Mo., son of Lawrence and Mathilda Bullinger Schaefer. He and Christine Weissmueller were married May 30, 1941. Schaefer was a truck driver many years with Potashnick Construction, retiring in 1984. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158 in Jackson, and VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau...
Ernest Parker (11/05/02)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- The funeral for Ernest Paul "Toot" Parker of East Prairie will be held at 2 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. David Dowdy will officiate. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery. Parker, 81, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at East Prairie Nursing Center...
Gary Walker (11/05/02)
THEBES, Ill. -- Gary L. Walker, 59, of St. Louis died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at St. Mary's Medical Center in St. Louis. He was born Feb. 28, 1943, in Gary, Ind., son of Garold W. and Edna B. Walker. Walker was reared in Thebes and was a 1961 graduate of Thebes High School. He received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1966, and a master of science degree in education in 1974...
Howard Edging (11/05/02)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Howard Lenvell Edging, 64, of Mound City died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at his home. He was born Nov. 27, 1937, in Cairo, Ill., son of Other W. and Velma Clark Edging. He first married Juanita Buckles, who died May 16, 1999. He later married Rebecca Hightower...
Frances Hahs (11/05/02)
Frances K. Hahs, 82, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Feb. 17, 1920, near Old Appleton, Mo., daughter of George and Sophia Schlueter Kasten. She married Truman P. Hahs of Sedgewickville, Mo., Oct. 5, 1941. He preceded her in death Jan. 11, 1959...
Mike Miller (11/05/02)
Mike Bruce Miller, 54, of Scott City died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at his home. He was born Nov. 8, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, son of Lowery B. and Flora Pensel Miller. Miller attended Trinity Lutheran School, Central High School, and Southeast Missouri State University...
Births 11/5/02 (11/05/02)
Burger Son to Bryan M. and Janice E. Burger of Scott City, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:47 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002. Name, Caleb Michael. Weight, 5 pounds 9 ounces. First child. Mrs. Burger is the former Janice Keeling, daughter of Howard and Twila Keeling of Clever, Mo. Burger is the son of Mike and Judy Burger of Scott City. He is employed by B&L Construction...
Cape police report 11/5/02 (11/05/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Nov. 5 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Wilbur Dale Durden, 41, of Portageville Village, Apt. 35, Portageville, Mo., was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, no proof of insurance and striking a legally stopped vehicle...
Cape fire report 11/5/02 (11/05/02)
Can't make out apt. letter/number on third item...jp Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Nov. 5 Firefighters responded ???? to the following item:
  • 12:12 p.m., emergency medical services, 209 Barberry
  • 12:20 p.m., emergency medical services, 1210 S. Benton...
  • Out of the past 11/5/02 (11/05/02)
    10 years ago: Nov. 5, 1992 Acting on tip, Cape Girardeau Police Department yesterday arrested three men suspected in drug-related killings of Sherry Scheper and her sons, Curtis Scheper and Randy Scheper, on Aug. 9; arrested were: John G. Browne Jr., 21, Gary Lee Roll, 40, and David W. Rhodes, 18...
    State budget forecast - Even less next year (11/05/02)
    "With receipts down and demand for further growth in the budget, we are in trouble." These were stark words coming from Senate Appropriations chairman John Russell of Lebanon, Mo. Russell was describing the bleak reality facing lawmakers and budget planners in the executive branch as they begin work on the fiscal year 2004 state budget...
    Amber Alert promises to be useful tool (11/05/02)
    In 1996, 9-year-old Amber Hagerman was kidnapped and murdered in Arlington, Texas. In response, residents in the Dallas area contacted radio stations and asked them to broadcast special alerts if similar abductions occurred in the future. As a result, the broadcasters worked with local law-enforcement agencies and developed an innovative early-warning system called Amber (America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alert. ...
    Let's not rush into deadly war with the Iraqis (11/05/02)
    To the editor: Our government is asking us to support a possible pre-emptive strike against Iraq. We should have some tough questions asked and answered before we send our sons, daughters, husbands and wives to die in a far-off place. There is no doubt that some will die, because war is a nasty business...
    Recipe for mojos brings back flood of good memories (11/05/02)
    To the editor: In response to the article "Recipe swap -- Variations for new tastes in lasagna": How are things in Cape Girardeau today? I grew up in Cape Girardeau and enjoyed mojos at Shakey's and Dino's. I've been living in Texas for 20 years. ...
    Speak Out A 11/05/02 (11/05/02)
    Contest advantage EVEN THOUGH you may be signed up on the Missouri Do Not Call List, when you enter a contest or sweepstakes, the company sponsoring the contest can call you, even though you're on the list. Companies don't have contests just to give away a prize. ...
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