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Stories from Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Aldermen review options for high school expansion (02/11/03)
Jackson schools superintendent Dr. Ron Anderson outlined three high school expansion plans to the Jackson Board of Aldermen Monday night at the aldermen's study session. The city will play a hand in the process, considering two of the options call for the city's involvement...
Julian's Journey - Basketball is friend, foe to player with OCD (02/11/03)
WAUKESHA, Wis. -- Basketball is more than a game to Julian Swartz. It's a tightrope that both protects and torments the 22-year-old sophomore who has battled obsession, compulsion, panic and depression since childhood. Swartz is on his third comeback attempt after taking a sabbatical from the sport following Wisconsin's trip to the Final Four in 2000...
'Getaway' is mix of game and movie (02/11/03)
Is "The Getaway" a videogame, a movie or some mutant offspring of the two? A creation of Sony's Team Soho for PlayStation 2, the game features perhaps the least sympathetic group of characters in recent history. The "hero" of our adventure is Mark Hammond, a retired bank robber and former member of the evil Collins Crew. He witnesses the murder of his wife and the abduction of his son...
Learning briefs 2/11 (02/11/03)
Jackson student named to dean's list Amanda Gould was recently named to the fall 2002 dean's list at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., where she is enrolled in the College of Arts and Science. Gould is the daughter of Cathy S. Gould of Jackson...
Lecture postponed due to scheduling conflict (02/11/03)
The Michael Davis Lecture, previously scheduled for Sunday at Southeast Missouri State University, has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict. Gerald Boyd, managing editor of the New York Times, was to present the annual lecture. University officials are working to reschedule the lecture with Boyd for later in the spring...
Jackson School Board agenda 2/11 (02/11/03)
7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 614 E. Adams Action Items: Consider new course offerings for 2003-2004 school year. Consider approval of agreement between Cape Girardeau County Office of Emergency Preparedness and school district...
Threat of war, Venezuela strike send gas prices upward (02/11/03)
A significant upsurge in the cost of fuel last week has left motorists across the nation, including those in Southeast Missouri, wondering what the future will hold for the price of gasoline. A report released Feb. 9 by gasoline industry analyst Trilby Lundberg found that fuel prices nationwide jumped an average of 11 cents per gallon last week alone...
Nurses educated on smallpox shots (02/11/03)
How's your arm? That was the big question asked Monday morning among the four nurses who received the smallpox vaccine on Friday as part of a governmental program to protect the U.S. against a possible bioterrorism attack. The answer so far? Basically just itchy...
Seminar to cover rice production, market challenges (02/11/03)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Missouri rice growers face new challenges in the coming season. Presenters at the Missouri Rice Producers Conference will discuss those issues and more Wednesday at the Eagles Lodge on Highway 25 here. "With the loss of one of our two major rice purchasers, and new farm bill programs, there has been a lot of change in the rice market," said Bruce Beck, University of Missouri agronomy specialist in Butler, Mo. ...
Regulatory fairness panel is proposed (02/11/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State agencies would be required to determine the economic impact of proposed regulations on small businesses and give business owners a greater say in the process under bills considered Monday by legislative committees. "The idea behind the bill basically is to hold government accountable for what it does to small businesses," said state Rep. Brian Baker, R-Belton and the bill's House sponsor...
Irish exchange (02/11/03)
Students at Cape Girardeau's Franklin Elementary School didn't see any leprechauns on Monday. But they couldn't resist asking their student teachers from Northern Ireland about the mischievous elves. "We had a little discussion about leprechauns," said Tracy McDonald, one of four student teachers from the Belfast area of Northern Ireland who arrived in Cape Girardeau over the weekend for the start of a monthlong exchange program...
Holden warns of possible $162 million cutback in education (02/11/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democratic Gov. Bob Holden embraced half of a Republican legislative plan to cover this year's budget shortfall but warned Monday that a compromise on the remaining amount must be reached soon to avoid a $162 million cut in education...
Security tightened at Lambert Airport (02/11/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Some vehicles arriving at Lambert Airport will undergo more stringent inspections under revised procedures announced Monday. The announcement came on the first full workday after the government elevated the national security alert status to orange -- the second-highest level...
Leak keeps evacuees from homes near derailed train (02/11/03)
DU QUOIN, Ill. -- It might be days before everyone evacuated from the town of Tamaroa after Sunday's toxic train derailment can return, officials said Monday. Work crews planned to begin removing a flammable chemical from the train wreckage late Monday to cut the risk of fire and clear the way for a few of the evacuees to return to their homes, said Mike Chamness, director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency...
Defendants sentenced in identity theft case (02/11/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The last of four Kansas City-area people convicted of federal identity theft counts has been sentenced to two years and nine months in prison. U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh sentenced Hershel Timley, 27, on Monday. Earlier this month, Yolanda Whitmire, 32, was ordered to spend six months in prison, and co-defendants Pamela Kirtdoll and Bobby Stewart, 37, each were sentenced to 18 months behind bars. ...
Lawsuit by Carnahan family scheduled to go to trial Nov. 3 (02/11/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A lawsuit filed against an aircraft-part manufacturer by the family of the late Gov. Mel Carnahan -- who died along with his son and a longtime aide in a plane crash while campaigning for the U.S. Senate -- has been set for a Nov. 3 trial in Jackson County Circuit Court...
Divers search silty lake for pieces of debris (02/11/03)
HEMPHILL, Texas -- After being frustrated for several days by bad weather, divers finally went into a reservoir Monday in search of large pieces of Columbia that were believed to have splashed into the water after the shuttle disintegrated. "This is a lot better for the divers. They're out there. They have some spots to check. They should be able to do something," said Gene Davenport of the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
Statistical Abstract of U.S. being released by Census Bureau (02/11/03)
WASHINGTON -- Here's the truth about cats and dogs: Canines rule in American households, though just barely. About 36 percent of homes have dogs, while 32 percent have cats. Feline fanatics can take heart with this statistic: Your pet sees the vet less often...
Bush administration dismisses Iraqi overtures (02/11/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration dismissed Iraqi overtures to cooperate with U.N. weapons inspections Monday and stepped up its rhetorical campaign against Saddam Hussein with accusations he would use civilians to shield his troops. Denouncing Saddam as the true enemy of Iraq's people, President Bush said the Iraqi leader regards them as "human shields, entirely expendable when their suffering serves his purpose."...
Pentagon activates reserve fleet of commercial airlines (02/11/03)
WASHINGTON -- For only the second time in a half-century, the U.S. military has activated a reserve fleet of commercial aircraft to move troops to a potential war zone. Both times, the destination has been the Persian Gulf. Pentagon officials said 13 flights were scheduled to fly troops Monday after Defense Secretary Donald H. ...
Charity director linked to bin Laden pleads guilty (02/11/03)
CHICAGO -- The head of a Muslim charity accused of funneling money to Osama bin Laden's terror network pleaded guilty Monday to illegally buying boots and uniforms for fighting forces in Bosnia and Chechnya. As part of the plea bargain, prosecutors dropped charges that Enaam Arnaout aided bin Laden. But they insisted he committed the offense, and said they agreed to the plea bargain to secure a conviction and Arnaout's cooperation while sparing the government the expense of a trial...
Boulder police end investigation of JonBenet Ramsey slaying (02/11/03)
DENVER -- The Boulder Police Department said Monday it has ended its investigation of the JonBenet Ramsey murder, handing over the case to investigators in the district attorney's office. Police chief Mark Beckner confirmed his department's only involvement in the case would be to provide new leads to prosecutors or provide assistance if requested...
NASA - Wing fragment came from shuttle's troubled left side (02/11/03)
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- NASA said Monday that a piece of broken wing found last week was from Columbia's troubled left side, giving investigators a potential clue in the space shuttle disaster. The fragment includes a 2-foot piece of carbon-composite panel, a dense material that covered the leading edge of the wing, and a 1 1/2-foot piece of the wing itself. Engineers are not certain where the piece fits...
People talk 2/11/03 (02/11/03)
Singer fires attorney; fire under investigation BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Aretha Franklin has fired the lawyer representing her in the investigation of an arson fire that destroyed her $1.8 million house. Franklin's new attorney "has expressed an intent and desire to cooperate," Oakland County Prosecutor David Gorcyca said...
Nation briefs 02/11/03 (02/11/03)
Dell's 'Steven' arrested on drug charges NEW YORK -- Dude! The actor who gained fame and a cult following as the slacker "Steven" in commercials for Dell computers was arrested buying a small bag of marijuana, police said. Benjamin Curtis, a 22-year-old New York University drama student, was arraigned Monday on a misdemeanor drug possession charge. The charge assumes a suspect is not carrying more than a "use amount" -- enough to roll several marijuana cigarettes...
'Cyberbegging' sites pop up all over the Net (02/11/03)
CHICAGO -- They make their pleas for help via the World Wide Web. Some are struggling single moms or recent college graduates loaded down with student loans and maxed-out credit cards. Others are childless couples seeking treatment for infertility. One site even makes a pitch for a cat named Buster...
Jurors begin deliberating in trial of spy suspect (02/11/03)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Jurors began weighing spy suspect Brian Patrick Regan's guilt or innocence Monday after prosecutors argued that, for $13 million, he would have sold Iraq or Libya "whatever they would have paid for." Defense attorneys said the intelligence information he carried when arrested would not have compromised U.S. security and wasn't even secret -- it could readily be found through public sources...
Lawyers group demands legal rights for enemy combatants (02/11/03)
SEATTLE -- The American Bar Association on Monday denounced the classification of certain U.S. terrorism suspects as "enemy combatants," which has allowed the government to hold them indefinitely and block access to lawyers and courts. The ABA policy concerns only American citizens and U.S. residents, which the group said would include illegal immigrants...
Americans study Antarctic road to South Pole (02/11/03)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A century after pioneer explorers with dogs and horse-drawn sleds tried to cross from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole, American engineers may carve a 1,000-mile track so supplies can be driven to the pole. The U.S.-based National Science Foundation has begun a three-year study to establish the feasibility of a road from its McMurdo Station on the frozen continent's Ross Sea coast to its South Pole base...
Monaco's old order toppled in vote (02/11/03)
MONACO -- The opposition party upset the old order with a sweep in Monaco's weekend elections -- proof that politics exist in this tiny principality best known as a playground for the rich. The Union for Monaco, led by Stephane Valeri, won 21 of the 24 seats in the National Council -- monopolized for more than three decades by a party representing mainly old Monegasque families...
Israel bans Palestinians from coming into country (02/11/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israel clamped a total closure on the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Monday, banning all Palestinians from entering Israel, citing warnings of Palestinian attacks. Earlier Monday, Israeli troops killed two suspected Palestinian militants, including an unarmed fugitive, and caught a would-be suicide bomber who hid an explosives-laden suitcase in a hotel...
Stonehenge could be the work of immigrants (02/11/03)
LONDON -- Stonehenge, the mysterious ring of ancient monoliths from the dawn of Britain's proud civilization, could be the work of a central European immigrant, archaeologists said Monday. An early Bronze Age archer, whose grave was discovered near the stone circle last year, may have helped build the monument. And tests on the chemical components of his tooth enamel showed he grew up in the region that is now Switzerland...
Muslim pilgrims pray in ritual symbolizing judgment day (02/11/03)
MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia -- At the sacred Mount Arafat, Saudi Arabia's top cleric warned in a sermon that the enemies of Islam were seeking to destroy the faith, as 2 million Muslim pilgrims completed the main ritual of the annual hajj. After the prayers at the hill outside Mecca, the crowds of faithful headed to the next stage of the pilgrimage: collecting pebbles that they will use today to throw at three pillars, symbolizing the stoning of the temptations of the devil...
Russia's utilities failing to provide heat during cold winter (02/11/03)
SUDOGDA, Russia -- A chill has invaded once-cozy homes. Ice hangs from leaking municipal pipes. And the only reliable source of heat in this small town is a private gas line exasperated residents built themselves. Russians are suffering through one of the coldest winters in recent memory, but nature is only partly to blame. Across the country, municipal utilities are failing to fulfill the basic task of heating homes...
S. Korean leader believes North has no nuclear bombs (02/11/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- In sharp differences with Washington, South Korea said North Korea does not have nuclear weapons and the United States should open direct talks with Pyongyang on the crisis. South Korean Prime Minister Kim Suk-soo told parliament Monday there is no proof the North has produced nuclear weapons despite U.S. assertions that Pyongyang has one or two atomic bombs...
Germans, Dutch start peacekeeping in Kabul (02/11/03)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Germany and the Netherlands took charge of the 22-nation peacekeeping force in the Afghan capital Monday, with its new commander vowing to maintain security just hours before a rocket slammed into the city's eastern edge. The rocket landed a few hundred yards from a German peacekeeping base in Kabul, police chief Basir Salangi said. It wasn't immediately clear what the target was or who fired the rocket. No one was injured...
NATO countries block U.S. plan to protect Turkey from Iraq (02/11/03)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- An emergency NATO meeting failed Monday to end almost a month of deadlock on a U.S. request to make plans to protect Turkey in case of an Iraqi attack, as France, Germany and Belgium insisted more diplomacy is needed before readying for war...
Iraq accepts U-2 overflights (02/11/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq reversed its opposition to U-2 surveillance flights over its territory on Monday, meeting a key demand by U.N. inspectors searching for banned weapons. The Bush administration, however, brushed aside the Iraqi concession as too little, too late. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said, "The bottom line is the president is interested in disarmament. This does nothing to change that."...
Jackson starts quickly in win over Sikeston (02/11/03)
The Jackson Indians' girls basketball team used an explosive start to throw Sikeston off track, and the Bulldogs could never fully reallign themselves in Jackson's 63-38 win Monday. The Indians (14-7) came out energetic and went ahead 17-3 early in the first quarter. Sikeston, although slowing the running Indians at times, never caught up...
Notre Dame swimmers edge Central for league title (02/11/03)
It came down to the final event, but Notre Dame ended up pulling out the inaugural SEMO Conference boys' swimming meet Monday at the Central Pool. "Needless to say it was an exciting meet," Notre Dame coach Lenny Kuper said. Notre Dame won nine events, but none more important than the 400 freestyle relay. Jameson Kuper, Jordan Kuper, Mark Lester and John Fisher's time of 3:32.19 clinched the win for the Bulldogs. Notre Dame finished with 414 points, Central had 403 and Poplar Bluff had 227...
Millham searches for success at next level (02/11/03)
For Lisa Millham, success has become a common occurrence in her basketball career. Her final two seasons at Notre Dame Regional High School ended in second and first-place finishes in the state tournament, respectively. The Bulldogs went 29-2 in her senior year...
Clemons faces arraignment, another hostile road crowd (02/11/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Home games for Ricky Clemons are easy, as if he'd never been arrested for allegedly choking, shoving and restraining a woman last month. There were no boos for the Missouri point guard in his first game back after being reinstatated following a one-game suspension, no derogatory posters, no protests. ...
Indians put focus on a strong finish, off OVC home edge (02/11/03)
Their hopes of a top-four Ohio Valley Conference finish severely hampered because of a three-game losing streak, Southeast Missouri State University's Indians now begin the task of trying to regroup and finish the regular season strong. "I think that's probably out," Southeast coach Gary Garner said during his weekly media conference Monday. "Mathematically we can still get it, but we would probably have to win four out of our last five."...
Laughing all the way, Pitino savors latest rebuilding job (02/11/03)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. ick Pitino listens to the laughter, and it reminds him how much he has changed. Like so many basketball coaches, he has made one stop after another, always ready for the next job. Now at Louisville, he takes time to look around. Pitino certainly likes what he sees: a No. 2 ranking and the country's longest active winning streak...
Otahks surge past Morehead State (02/11/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's women have had so many slow starts this season, they've just about given up trying to figure it out. "I don't know how to explain it," junior forward Carina Souza said, smiling. "We need to start the game like we finish for a change."...
Jordan finds satisfaction in All-Star farewell (02/11/03)
He passed on the perfect ending the last time he had the chance. So Michael Jordan didn't mind Kobe Bryant erasing the one he cobbled together in the closing seconds of the first overtime in Sunday night's All-Star game. Not that he would ever admit otherwise...
Madge Pylate (02/11/03)
The funeral for Madge Eris Pylate of Caruthersville, Mo., was held Sunday at Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko, Miss. The Rev. Barry Corbett officiated. Burial was in Parkway Cemetery at Kosciusko. H.S. Smith Funeral Home in Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements...
Lillian Hartline (02/11/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lillian Hartline, 92, of Anna died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at City Care Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1910, in Evansville, Ind., daughter of Will and Cora Hill Christian. Hartline worked at Florsheim Shoe Co. more than 30 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church...
Roger Rutherford (02/11/03)
Roger Rutherford, 58, of Eugene, Ore., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, in Eugene. He was born Jan. 22, 1945, in Buhl, Idaho, the son of Lloyd and Kathleen Walpole Rutherford. He first married Pat Shorthouse in Twin Falls, Idaho, in 1966. He then married Mary Foster in Cape Girardeau on June 24, 1994...
William Earley (02/11/03)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- William "Jack" Earley, 85, of Peoria, Ill., died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. He was born July 30, 1917, at Morehouse, Mo., son of Charles and Gertrude Brown Earley. He and Juanita A. Bush were married Oct. 13, 1946, in Cairo, Ill. She died March 14, 2000...
Bertha Holke (02/11/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Bertha G. Holke, 104, of Perryville died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 28, 1898, at Friedheim, Mo., daughter of John L. and Matilda Haupt Grossheider. She and H.J. Holke were married June 3, 1917...
Stellene Carroll (02/11/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Stellene V. Carroll, 83, of Sikeston died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born June 18, 1919, in Essex, Mo., daughter of James Edward and Gertie Holt Babb. She first married George Downen, who preceded her in death in 1948. She later married Lewis Carroll, who preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1988...
Otto Schlichting (02/11/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The funeral for Otto J. Schlichting of Wittenberg, Mo., will be held at 10 a.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Mo. The Rev. Ronald Paseur will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery at Wittenberg...
Amy Steck (02/11/03)
Amy Nell Steck, 83, of Jackson passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at Jackson Manor. She was born April 19, 1919, at Scopus, Mo., daughter of Lyman and Bertha Yount Bridges. She and Milde G. Steck were married Oct. 22, 1961. He passed away Aug. 19, 1990...
Keith Anderson (02/11/03)
Keith Thomas Anderson, 23, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 29, 1979, in Cape Girardeau, son of Tommy Gene and Donna Lee Gosche Anderson. Anderson was a 1997 graduate of Scott City High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in physical education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002...
Hailey Foeste (02/11/03)
Hailey Leslen Foeste was stillborn Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Survivors include her parents, Joshua Foeste and Jessica Oxford of Cape Girardeau; grandparents, Robert and Karen Keller and Fred and Debra Farris of Cape Girardeau, Terry Oxford of McClure, Ill.; great-grandparents, the Rev. Raymond and Helen Oxford of McClure, Arthur and Frances Burton and Yvonne Miller of Cape Girardeau...
Rex Lewis (02/11/03)
Rex Edward Lewis, 84, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at his home. He was born Jan. 23, 1919, in Jackson, son of Glenn E. and Mabel Fox Lewis. He married Betty Schramm. Mr. Lewis was a graduate of Jackson High School and Southeast Missouri State University...
Truman Cole Jr. (02/11/03)
Truman R. Cole Jr., 82, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Violet Stone (02/11/03)
Violet Louise Stone, 80, of Paducah, Ky., died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. She was born May 25, 1922, in Medina, Tenn., daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Todd Shands. She and Robert Marshall were married Nov. 12, 1938. He died Oct. 18, 1959. She and Joe Stone were married April 18, 1960. He died June 24, 2001...
Births 2/11/03 (02/11/03)
Mosier Daughter to John Edward Mosier Jr. and Jennifer Suzanne Moore of Scott City, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 5:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003. Name, Suzanne Faye. Weight, 8 pounds 9.7 ounces. First child. Ms. Moore is the daughter of Jerry Moore of Oak Ridge and Joy and Lenard Hoffmeister of Jackson. She is employed at McDaniel's Hair Corner. Mosier is the son of John Mosier of Scott City, and the late Donna Mosier. He is employed at D&T Carpet...
Jackson fire report 2/11 (02/11/03)
Jackson Tuesday, Feb. 11 Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: A citizen assist on West Washington. A citizen assist on West Adams.
St. Louis woman hurt in accident on Interstate 55 (02/11/03)
A St. Louis woman sustained moderate injuries early Monday when the vehicle she was riding in ran off Interstate 55, down an embankment and came to rest in a creek. Christina Miller, 19, was taken to St. Francis Medical Center after the accident. It occurred at 3:20 a.m., 13 miles north of Cape Girardeau...
Cape/Jackson police reports 2/11 (02/11/03)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Feb. 11 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Robert Neil Hale, 24, of 301 N. Lorimier St., Apt. 309, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Sunday at Main and Meriwether on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and traffic violations...
Out of the past 2/11/03 (02/11/03)
10 years ago: Feb. 11, 1993 Cape Girardeau apparently will have new site for Greyhound Bus Co. station; at meeting yesterday, city's Planning and Zoning Commission recommended city council approve special use permit to place bus station at convenience store at 305 N. Frederick...
No-fault plan for malpractice cases (02/11/03)
By Philip G. Peters COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Doctors are dedicated professionals, yet they are demoralized. According to some reports, one in seven physicians is sued annually. Too many of these suits should never have been brought. Now malpractice premiums are going through the roof. Anyone who has watched the news recently knows that doctors desperately want the lawyers off their backs...
Low water good and bad for river watchers (02/11/03)
With the Mississippi River, as is always the case with Mother Nature, we have no choice but to take the bad with the good. Sometimes the river provides us with an ample helping of both. That has been just the case over the past few weeks, as the flow of the river plummeted to its lowest levels in 15 years...
Kohlfeld, Ford & Sons receive top honors (02/11/03)
Every year, the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce honors individuals and businesses for their service to the community and for the passion and enthusiasm they exhibit. This year, Mike Kohlfeld and Ford & Sons Funeral Home were recognized during the annual chamber dinner...
Neoconservatives now have control in nation's capital (02/11/03)
To the editor: To neoconservatives, traditional values held by conservatives are bunk. The conservative views on war, life and religion are out of tune with the views that the followers of Trotsky hold. The neoconservatives are more statists than traditional conservatives, and now they hold the reins of power in the Republican Party as well as in Washington...
Depleted uranium does not leave radioactive debris (02/11/03)
To the editor: This letter is in response to Ellen Dillon's letter regarding uranium used during Desert Storm. It is called depleted uranium, meaning that it is composed of harmless uranium, which is very dense, in order to better penetrate enemy armor. It does not leave behind a radioactive battlefield that causes cancer and birth defects in children...
Speak Out 02/11/03 (02/11/03)
Exemption repealI WANT to offer some insight about the Missouri sales-tax exemption repeal for the trucking industry. The Missouri Motor Carrier Association asked the governor's office for clarification on the matter. The sales-tax exemption repeal is targeted at private carriers who claim to be common carriers. It is not intended to repeal the exemption of for-hire common carriers...
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