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Ex-SEMO president signs new contract with university (05/21/03)
Dr. Dale Nitzschke will serve as Southeast Missouri State University's federal legislative consultant for a third year, the Southeast board of regents announced Tuesday. The decision to offer Nitzschke, a former president of the university, a one-year renewal of his contract was made at the board meeting April 16. The board accepted the signed contract at its meeting Friday...
Three face separate sexual assault trials (05/21/03)
The three members of a Marble Hill, Mo., church accused of sexually assaulting a mentally retarded woman were each granted a change of venue Friday when Circuit Court Judge John Heisserer severed their cases. Frank Burgess, 44, Bruce Johnson, 45, and Hurley Dixon, 68, face charges of first-degree sexual assault and deviate sexual assault. Investigators say they had sex with the woman, 23, at their homes and the Marble Hill Chapel. She reportedly has the mental capacity of a 5-year-old child...
New CEO foresees big future for Sprint (05/21/03)
When Gary Forsee was an 18-year-old student about to graduate from Cape Girardeau Central High School in 1968, he never dreamed that one day he would be the top man at a global communications company with 72,000 employees and $27 billion in annual revenue...
Man charged in scam arrested (05/21/03)
The Perryville, Mo., man charged with scamming a handful of Cape Girardeau businesses out of small amounts of cash was arrested Saturday morning when he was found driving a car that had been reported "unreturned," police said. Terry L. Zoellner, 38, is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash-only bond, said Cape Girardeau patrolman Jason Selzer...
Cape Girardeau City Council action (05/21/03)
Monday Consent ordinances (Second and third readings) Accepted general warranty deeds for property at 25-37 S. Frederick St. to allow for future expansion of the police station. Tabled new fireworks regulations for further study. Approved the lease-purchase of a new fire truck and a command vehicle...
Chaffee residents to vote on school bond issue Aug. 5 (05/21/03)
An impending cut in state funding has prompted Chaffee School District officials to seek additional money through a bond issue. The school board recently approved placing a $500,000 general bond issue before voters during an Aug. 5 special election...
OK from EPA may delay bridge exit (05/21/03)
Federal environmental regulations could delay until August the start of construction on a Fountain Street extension designed to provide a gateway to Cape Girardeau's downtown and a planned arts school. The regulatory delay in securing federal Environmental Protection Agency and Missouri Department of Natural Resources approval could make it tougher for any contractor to complete work by the scheduled opening of the new Mississippi River bridge in mid-November, Cape Girardeau city officials said Tuesday.. ...
Jackson native tells of Mideast life as diplomat (05/21/03)
The power of words can inspire people to do unusual things. For Robert Waller, a 1988 Jackson graduate, the book was "The Blood of Abraham: Insights to the Middle East" by Jimmy Carter. He checked out the book at a Jackson library while in high school, and it inspired him to want to work for the U.S. State Department...
Cool under pressure (05/21/03)
Tuesday brought a cool break in what has been a steamy May for Southeast Missouri, making both playtime and work time more pleasant for those outside. By midafternoon, temperatures in Cape Girardeau County dipped from 68 degrees to the high 50s. This was about 15 degrees below normal for the time of year and was likely a result of heavy cloud cover combined with a cold air mass dropping down from Canada, said Dan Spaeth, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Paducah, Ky...
Competitors show hunger for success (05/21/03)
A pulled hamstring couldn't keep Central High pole vaulter Dan Willingham away from competition. He traded in his pole for a fork and his mat for a plate of ribs. Two minutes later, he'd leapt over five competitors at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce rib-eating contest...
Scott City School Board agenda (05/21/03)
6:30 p.m. today 3000 Main St. Update on building construction Evaluation of Comprehensive School Improvement Plan Requests for 2003-04 part-time attendance Requests for 2003-04 early graduation 2003-04 tuition rate Approval of middle school student handbook...
Club news 5/21 (05/21/03)
District FCE Mary Gosche, human development specialist of Cape Girardeau County, and 15 Family and Community Education members attended the Spring District FCE meeting on May 2 at First United Methodist Church in Poplar Bluff, Mo. The theme of the meeting was "Hidden Treasures." Carolyn Malson, Butler County president, gave the welcome. Pledges were lead by Ripley County FCE...
Man gets life for child's death (05/21/03)
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. -- A Columbia man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for killing a 3-year-old girl. Daniel Collis, 23, was convicted in March of second-degree murder and child abuse in the death of Sara Tibbetts. Tibbetts died at a Rolla hospital of internal bleeding...
Court considers right to sue for theft of spouse's love (05/21/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If the state Supreme Court agrees with Sivi Noellsch, husbands and wives in Missouri would lose the right to sue someone for stealing a spouse's love and breaking up a marriage. But if Katherine Helsel prevails, Missouri will remain among the nine states that allow lawsuits for "alienation of affection."...
Deaths of two Butler County women under investigation (05/21/03)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Butler County/Poplar Bluff Major Case Squad was activated Monday to investigate two suspicious deaths at a rural residence north of Poplar Bluff. Poplar Bluff police Capt. Dennis Long, the squad's spokesman, said a 911 call requested an ambulance at 442 County Road 538 at 1:49 p.m. ...
Some question police tactics in biotech protests (05/21/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Police chief Joe Mokwa described a difficult balancing act Tuesday when it came to handling a protest over the weekend. If police hadn't had a strong presence, they could be seen as unprepared. Too many officers, and protesters feel police were overreacting. "You're in an untenable position," he said...
Higher ed is added to budget veto list (05/21/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Saying that students can no longer absorb the rising tuition costs brought on by continuing cuts in public funding to state universities, Gov. Bob Holden on Tuesday vowed to veto the $1 billion appropriations bill for higher education...
Tax cut costs billions more than expected (05/21/03)
WASHINGTON -- Due to an error by congressional tax experts, a temporary suspension of taxes on dividends would cost billions more than senators thought when they voted last week to incorporate it into bill cutting taxes $350 billion over the coming decade...
Foreign aid chief previously oversaw infamous Boston project (05/21/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration official whose agency approves most of the Iraq rebuilding contracts previously tried to rein in costs for Massachusetts' "Big Dig," the expensive highway project that has become a symbol of government contracting run amok...
SUVs fare poorly in latest rollover tests (05/21/03)
WASHINGTON -- Sport utility vehicles performed poorly in the latest round of rollover tests released Tuesday, with none winning the government's highest safety rating. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released rollover ratings for 14 sport utility vehicles from the 2003 model year. Most got three out of five stars from the agency. None got a four- or five-star rollover rating...
Pentagon makes promises on new surveillance system (05/21/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon changed the name of its planned anti-terror surveillance system Tuesday and promised to use only legally collected personal data but failed to satisfy a coalition of groups with privacy concerns. The Pentagon's 99-page report on the project also failed to reassure Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., author of Congress' ban on implementing the system to scan databases with information about Americans without specific congressional approval...
Palestinian head asked to clamp down on terror (05/21/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush made a direct appeal Tuesday to new Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas to clamp down on terror attacks against Israel while also reassuring Abbas that the United States still intends to help create a Palestinian state in 2005...
Head of Marshall Space Flight Center steps down (05/21/03)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The head of the NASA center responsible for the space shuttle fuel tank that has come under suspicion in the Columbia disaster announced Tuesday that he is stepping down. Arthur G. Stephenson, director of the Marshall Space Flight Center since 1998, said his departure was not connected to any problems at the center...
Terror alert raised by threat foreign attacks could spread (05/21/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration, concerned that a wave of attacks overseas could spread to the United States, raised the terrorism alert level to orange on Tuesday and called for increased security nationwide. Authorities described the intelligence pointing to a domestic attack as general in nature, with nothing credible suggesting a time, location, method or target. They pointed to last week's bombings in Saudi Arabia and Morocco as part of a coordinated series that could spread...
People talk 5/21/03 (05/21/03)
Fans, friends hold vigil for stroke victim DETROIT -- Fans and fellow singers held a candlelight vigil for R&B artist Luther Vandross, who's recovering from a stroke. Aretha Franklin, a friend of Vandross, organized Monday night's event at the Little Rock Baptist Church...
Crimes by 'Godfather of Soul' pardoned by South Carolina (05/21/03)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- James Brown had plenty of reason to feel good on Tuesday as South Carolina officials pardoned the soul legend for his past crimes in that state. Brown, who served a two-and-a-half-year prison term after a 1988 arrest on drug and assualt charges, and was convicted of a drug-related offense in 1998, was granted a pardon by the state Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services...
House OKs plan to speed up logging to cut fire risk (05/21/03)
WASHINGTON -- The House voted Tuesday to accelerate tree cutting on 20 million acres of overgrown woodlands that are prone to the wildfires that scorched millions of acres across 15 states last year. President Bush supported the bill, which was approved 256-170, and urged the Senate to act on it quickly...
Post - Writer stole from Enquirer (05/21/03)
NEW YORK -- A freelancer for the New York Post sold the tabloid a story that was plagiarized from the National Enquirer, the Post said Tuesday. The story, which appeared May 15 in the Post's business section, concerned the decision by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to phase out former talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford's clothing line from its stores this year...
Telecom makes push to sell local phone service (05/21/03)
NEW YORK -- Sprint Corp. is moving to sell local phone service to its cellular and long-distance customers, a belated embrace of the industry's attempts to overcome its tumult by wooing consumers with all-inclusive calling plans. It may seem counterintuitive, but Sprint believes the local plan could develop into an effort to get more people to drop landlines and go all wireless. ...
Embassies closed in response to terror threats (05/21/03)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- The United States, Britain and Germany temporarily closed their embassies and consulates in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday following warnings of "imminent" terror threats. A Saudi official said dozens of Muslim militants linked to al-Qaida are believed ready to volunteer for suicide bombings like the ones that targeted Westerners in Riyadh last week...
Mad cow disease in Canada brings export ban (05/21/03)
TORONTO -- The United States banned all beef imports from Canada after a lone case of mad cow disease was discovered in the heart of Canada's cattle country on Tuesday. The discovery raised concern because Canada and the United States had put in place feeding practices authorities thought would prevent the infection from spreading in North America. Still, officials stressed it was an isolated case...
Guide's son - Sherpas are unsung heroes of Everest (05/21/03)
NEW DELHI, India -- It was, recalled Sir Edmund Hillary, like riding a runaway elevator down a tube of ice, plunging deep into the crevasse and wondering whether the rope would stop him before he met his death. Fifty years have passed since the New Zealander and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, the mountaineer at the other end of the rope, became the first men to scale 29,035-foot Mount Everest, but the story still enthralled the audience gathered in New Delhi on Tuesday to mark the anniversary...
Dozens of Aceh rebels captured, killed in Indonesian offensive (05/21/03)
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- Indonesian troops killed or captured dozens of insurgents in the nation's northwestern province of Aceh Tuesday, the second day of a major offensive aimed at destroying a separatist rebellion. The guerrillas pledged "a drawn-out war."...
Report on Pakistan's role in Afghan war angers Islamic leaders (05/21/03)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A U.S. military report giving new details on Pakistani help during the war to oust Afghanistan's Taliban regime angered Islamic leaders Tuesday, who argued the government wasn't honest about the extent of its assistance. Leaders of hard-line religious parties threatened to call street demonstrations to protest the revelations. Some urged the resignation of Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, a key ally in the U.S. campaign against terrorist groups...
Palestinians protest Islamic militants (05/21/03)
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip -- Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated Tuesday after a five-day Israeli invasion damaged farms and buildings, but in a rare twist, their wrath was directed at Palestinian militants for inviting the attack by firing rockets from their property...
Saddam sculptures ready for pickup, but no buyers (05/21/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Behind one metal door in Baghdad's industrial sector, an imposing line of generals stands ramrod-straight, guarding their commander. And there he is, looming right behind them -- Saddam Hussein, the dust-covered statue in chief, the sculpture that no one wants...
United States predicts support from U.N. for postwar Iraq plan (05/21/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United States predicted that it will get "substantial support" for a resolution to lift U.N. sanctions against Iraq in a Security Council vote expected on Thursday. The new draft would authorize the U.S.-led coalition, which drove Saddam Hussein from power, to run Iraq until an internationally recognized government is established and to use its oil wealth to finance the country's reconstruction...
Sri Lanka seeks aid after flooding (05/21/03)
RATNAPURA, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka needs international assistance in the aftermath of its worst flooding in five decades, which has killed at least 300 people and left an estimated 150,000 people homeless, the government said Tuesday. Another 200 people are missing, including many buried by landslides during the weekend deluge, officials said...
Jackson golfers post best state finish, end up ninth (05/21/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Led by all-state performer Matt Litzelfelner, Jackson ended with its best finish ever at the Class 4 state championships by placing ninth in the team standings at Rivercut Golf Course. Litzelfelner, a senior, finished with a two-day total of 8-over-par 152, ending in a fifth-place tie that included Central junior Todd Obergoenner. Both golfers finished with all-state honors that went to the top 15 individuals in each class...
Oran, Bell City victories set up rematch for district title (05/21/03)
Top-seeded Oran and No. 3 seed Bell City took different routs, but both arrived in the Class 1, District 2 championship game with semifinal victories Tuesday inOran. Oran (17-2), the top-ranked team in the state and the defending district champion, breezed into Thursday's 4:30 p.m. championship game with a 12-0, five-inning rout of No. 5 Bernie...
Big East meetings end with uncertainty (05/21/03)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The Big East meetings ended Tuesday much like they began: with Miami mulling a decision that will shape the future of the conference and college athletics, and everyone else waiting for the answer. Miami athletic director Paul Dee said he heard some "new ideas" during the four-day meetings, which focused primarily on the Atlantic Coast Conference's attempt to lure the Hurricanes, Syracuse and Boston College away from the Big East. ...
OVC baseball tournament teams at a glance (05/21/03)
AustinPeay
  • Seed: No. 1
  • Record: 27-25-1, 14-5-1 OVC
  • Coach: Gary McClure (456-448-4 in 16 years at AP)
  • Batting average: .287
  • Earned-run average: 5.28...
  • Indians set out on chase for OVC title repeat (05/21/03)
    Defending champion Southeast Missouri State University looms as one of the favorites in this week's Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament. But you can bet the second-seeded Indians (30-18, 14-6 OVC) won't overlook fifth-seeded Eastern Kentucky (21-27, 8-11) in today's 11 a.m. tournament opener in Paducah, Ky...
    Alvarez, Christian nab league awards (05/21/03)
    Southeast Missouri State University very well could have come away with all three of the Ohio Valley Conference's major postseason individual player awards, but coach Mark Hogan figures two out of three isn't bad. Senior Tim Alvarez won Pitcher of the Year and senior second baseman Justin Christian won Rookie of the Year at Tuesday night's OVC honors reception in Paducah, Ky...
    Cards let another close one slip away (05/21/03)
    HOUSTON -- Wade Miller provided most of his own run support Tuesday night. Miller hit a two-run double and allowed three hits over seven innings to lead the Astros over the Cardinals 3-2. "It's nice going out there and knowing where you are going to throw the ball," Miller said. "It was nice to get on the board early with a hit, but there was a lot of ballgame still left at that point."...
    Sorenstam eager to prove she belongs (05/21/03)
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Annika Sorenstam marched to the first tee and quickly removed her rain jacket like a fighter taking off a robe after stepping into the ring. At the start of her practice round Tuesday with Jesper Parnevik and Sergio Garcia, she needed to know what kind of match they were playing and how much money was at stake...
    Rally helps Nets push Pistons behind 2-0 in series (05/21/03)
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Another fourth-quarter comeback. Another two-point victory. Another breathless moment over a last-second shot that didn't go in. The New Jersey Nets, behind Kenyon Martin's 16 points in the fourth quarter, beat the Detroit Pistons 88-86 Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals...
    Sorenstam draws a journeyman and rookie (05/21/03)
    PGA Tour rookies Dean Wilson and Aaron Barber are about to enter the spotlight without getting into contention. They're playing with Annika Sorenstam the first two rounds at Colonial. Sorenstam, the first woman to compete on the PGA Tour in 58 years, was drawn out of the third category of players reserved for those who haven't won or finished in the top 125 on the money list...
    Annika is a male sport's made-for-TV moment (05/21/03)
    Right about now, the head honchos at the CBS and USA networks are joined hand-in-hand in a New York City office in simultaneous prayer to the golf gods. "Oh powerful ones, we give you our thanks for Myrtle Beach. We thank you for making Martha Burk vanish after the Masters. ...
    FanFare 5/21/03 (05/21/03)
    Briefly Baseball
  • Mets catcher Mike Piazza will miss at least six weeks, and possibly the rest of the season, after tearing his right groin muscle last week. Piazza saw team physician Dr. Andrew Rokito, who said the All-Star catcher had a Grade 3 strain -- the most serious -- with the muscle partially torn off the bone. Piazza will not need surgery...
  • Teens and parents can agree on redecorating bedroom (05/21/03)
    You can add one more planet to the teenage universe that revolves around cars, music and social life. Kids want some decorative control of their bedrooms. According to a national survey of teenagers conducted for Lowes home improvement stores, teens have definite ideas how their in-home sanctuary should look, and a surprising number just might tackle some of the work themselves...
    Some favorite tips for the easiest kind of home improvements (05/21/03)
    Cleaning, without a doubt, is the least-expensive home improvement, and one you can manage on your own. Some examples: Marble Marble consists of petrified sea shells (calcium carbonate). It is not stone, but petrified alkali. Marble can be easily dissolved with a mild acid. ...
    Barbecue pros offer some of their favorite recipes (05/21/03)
    CHICAGO -- Get out your apron, dig out Dad's favorite barbecue recipe and fire up the grill. Grilling season is here. Whether you cook with charcoal, gas or a bit of both, guests will crowd around your picnic table if you follow a few simple grilling tips, not to mention recipes, from some top chefs and cookbook authors...
    Strawberries add taste, texture to recipes (05/21/03)
    We are busy at our house preparing for Ross' ninth birthday this Saturday. It seems like such a very short time ago that we were letting him play in his first birthday cake while he sat in his highchair. Now we are into baseball, basketball and braces. How the time does pass so quickly as we cherish every moment...
    Please, Heidi - No more of your jokes (05/21/03)
    Someone is lacking a sense of humor. It's either me or vast numbers of my fellow Southeast Missouri residents. I spotted the problem a couple of months ago when I was paying for some groceries and having the usual back-and-forth banter with the cashier...
    It's Clay vs. Ruben as TV viewers pick a favorite singer (05/21/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- Will it be redheaded string bean Clay Aiken, possessed of a startlingly powerful voice? Or will Ruben Studdard, 350 pounds of stage presence and soulful style, become the man of the moment? Television viewers are poised to decide which of the 24-year-old Southern singers will claim the title of "American Idol." The winner was to be declared today in a two-hour season finale that begins at 7 p.m. on Fox. The finalists' last performance was broadcast Tuesday night...
    Adella Schmitt (05/21/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Adella Mary Schmitt, 83, of Chaffee died Monday, May 19, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 2, 1920, at New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of Herman Joseph and Mary Amelia Scherer Glueck. She and William F. Schmitt were married Aug. 26, 1947. He died Jan. 9, 1993...
    Dennis Brown (05/21/03)
    Dennis Brown, 85, of Murphysboro, Ill., formerly of Jonesboro, Ill., died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital in Murphysboro. Hileman and Parr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Carolyn Long (05/21/03)
    MARSTON, Mo. -- Carolyn Denise Long, 41, of Marston died Friday, May 16, 2003, at her home. She was born July 13, 1961, at Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Robert and Bernice Crawford Harris. She and Reginald Long were married Sept. 20, 2002. Long was a member of Lighthouse Outreach Ministries...
    Marcella Lankheit (05/21/03)
    Marcella C. Lankheit, 88, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at the Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Aug. 19, 1914, in Kelso, Mo., daughter of Charles and Mary Essner Ressel. She lived in Charleston most of her life, where she was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella and a charter member of the St. Henry Quilting Club...
    Willie Hawkins (05/21/03)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Willie C. Hawkins Sr., 73, of Oran died Monday, May 19, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 8, 1929, in Darling, Miss., son of Hattie Hawkins. He was a member of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and usher. He worked for Sikeston Motor Company for more than 28 years...
    Edgar Benson (05/21/03)
    Edgar Wayne Benson, 67, of Scott City died Monday, May 19, 2003, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 27, 1935, at Commerce, Mo., son of Oshel and Lillian Coble Benson. Benson was a port captain on barge lines with ARTCO...
    Bettie Gunn (05/21/03)
    Bettie L. Gunn, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
    Louis Johnson (05/21/03)
    LILBOURN, Mo. -- Louis L.J. Johnson, 62, of Lilbourn died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born March 7, 1931, in Mississippi, son of Chillis and Caroline Johnson. Johnson served as associate minister at New Life, New Beginning World Outreach Center...
    Justin Vaughn (05/21/03)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Justin Charles "J.C." Vaughn, 22, of Cairo died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at his residence. He was born Sept. 7, 1980, in Carbondale, Ill., son of Charles and June Johnson Vaughn. He was a graduate of Cairo High School and a student at Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Ill. He was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cairo...
    Births 5/21/03 (05/21/03)
    DeClue Son to Steven Glen and Sarah DeClue of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2003. Name, Hunter Joseph. Weight, 8 pounds 6 ounces. Mrs. DeClue is the former Sarah Ruopp, daughter of Kathleen Riggs-Ruopp of Cape Girardeau, and the late Tim Ruopp. She is employed by Scott County R-4 School District. DeClue is the son of Joe DeClue and Susan DeClue of Jackson. He is employed by Inter-Rail System Inc...
    Out of the past 5/21/03 (05/21/03)
    10 years ago: May 21, 1993 Residents of Cape Girardeau Route 1 are first to be advised of address changes caused by Cape Girardeau County's conversion to enhanced-911 emergency telephone system; eventually, every resident in county will have number and street address that will make it easier for emergency vehicles to find locations around county...
    Correction 5/21/03 (05/21/03)
    In a story in Tuesday's edition, the name of Perryville's assistant police chief should have been given as William Jones. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
    Journalists, and their abuses of trust (05/21/03)
    The past couple of weeks have marked a low point for American journalism. Highly publicized accounts of "journalistic fraud" by a New York Times reporter have left honorable and ethical reporters and editors -- most of them strive to be honorable and ethical -- scratching their heads...
    Speak Out A 05/21/03 (05/21/03)
    Sirens save lives SIRENS ARE a good way of warning about storms. Anyone who thinks differently has never been saved by them. I do not stay inside all day long and watch TV. If I listen to the music, it is CDs, never the radio. So for people like me, sirens save lives...
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