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Stories from Tuesday, June 24, 2003

MoDOT, Jackson officials meet about Hope Street (06/24/03)
When the light bulb turned on inside Jackson city administrator Jim Roach's head that now, while property owners are rebuilding after a tornado, might be a good time to widen South Hope Street and add a turn lane, the project wasn't even under consideration from the Missouri Department of Transportation...
Chicago artist to begin Cape floodwall mural in fall (06/24/03)
DON FRAZIER * dfrazier@semissourian.com Chicago artist Thomas Melvin posed Monday in front a sketch which could become part of the mural to be painted on the downtown Cape Girardeau floodwall. By Sam Blackwell ~ Southeast Missourian...
WWII ship has family ties for visitors, guides (06/24/03)
When the U.S. Navy launched the LST-325 in 1943, the military probably didn't know how much the warship would come to mean to many American families. When it docked in Cape Girardeau Friday, both those giving and taking tours of the ship shared family ties to its history...
Two southwest Missouri men go on walk of faith (06/24/03)
Two southwest Missouri men are walking across the Midwest carrying a wooden cross in an effort to encourage people to pray for America. Mike Porter and Joe Hendricks left Memphis, Tenn., on June 13 and plan to arrive in St. Louis by the Fourth of July. They cover between 20 and 25 miles a day. Both men are members of Promiseland Fellowship Church near Granby, Mo., about 20 miles southeast of Joplin...
Region briefs 06/24/03 (06/24/03)
Missouri confirms case of West Nile virus in a bird dsbthokwrekmoxHARVESTER, Mo. (AP) -- Public health officials said Monday a bird found in St. Charles County has tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the first confirmed sign of the disease in Missouri this year...
Jackson School Board agenda 6/24/03 (06/24/03)
7 p.m. tonight 614 E. AdamsOn the agenda: Resolution authorizing the issurance of $6 million principal amount of bonds Approval of lease of storage rental unit Authorization of superintendent to sign assurance statements for state and federal special education programs...
Faces of 2morrow 6/24 (06/24/03)
Six students awarded president's scholarships Southeast Missouri State University has awarded president's scholarships to six area students -- Tyler Yager of Cape Girardeau, Hannah Robert and Laura Reinbett, both of Scott City, Heather Boyles and Courtney Crowden, both of Jackson, and Joshua Bohnert of Altenburg, Mo...
Exhibit teaches children to get smart about the brain (06/24/03)
NEW YORK -- The brain is an organ just like a lung or a kidney. Well, maybe the brain's a little bit smarter since it's the boss of all those other body parts, but it still grows throughout childhood and degenerates when it gets older. It also gets sick...
Kansas, Missouri reading scores outpace national average (06/24/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Educators in Kansas and Missouri say an increased focus on reading is paying off for students, with fourth- and eight-graders in both states outpacing the national average last year on a reading test. The test results, which were released Thursday, indicate that both Kansas and Missouri had some top 10 scores...
What it takes to be a nurse (06/24/03)
Hoping to see what a career in nursing is really like, 20 girls from around Southeast Missouri spent last week in that role. They started their morning a little later than most shifts, but by 8 a.m., they were making the rounds at Southeast Missouri Hospital and didn't finish until close to 4:30 p.m...
Illinois man pleads guilty to robbing Jackson store (06/24/03)
An Illinois man pleaded guilty Monday in Cape Girardeau Circuit Court to first degree robbery, court officials said. Anthony S. Mims, 33, of Collinsville, Ill., admitted in his plea that he robbed the Stoggies Texaco on East Jackson Boulevard in Jackson on June 20, 2000. Investigators said he used a gun to force store clerks to give him money...
Two Cape men sentenced on meth-related charges (06/24/03)
Two Cape Girardeau men were sentenced Monday in federal court to nearly 10 years in prison on felony methamphetamine charges. Scott E. Smith, 31, was sentenced to 48 months on one count of maintaining a place for the manufacture of methamphetamine. He was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine. Upon release from prison, he will be on supervised parole for three years...
Officials pleased with Southeast Night's turnout (06/24/03)
Southeast Missouri State University officials are calling Southeast Night at Busch a success, with 300 tickets sold for Saturday night's game. In addition, many bought tickets through the Cardinals organization and were able to sit with the group from Southeast Missouri, which was recognized on the public address system...
Cape school officials discover budget deficit (06/24/03)
Continuing revenue disappointments in the Cape Girardeau School District have district officials worried about the possibility of falling under state control as fund balances drop. The Cape Girardeau School Board hashed out the district's financial woes during a special meeting Monday, discussing the growing likelihood of a tax increase, maintenance delays and other cost-saving measures...
Charges against former Sikeston mayor dismissed (06/24/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Felony charges were dismissed Friday against a Sikeston businessman and former mayor -- for now, said Scott County prosecuting attorney Paul Boyd. Josiah D. "Josh" Bill was arrested in March on two felony charges of failing to make a sales tax return and a felony charge of forgery. Through his company, Mid-Continent Grain, Bill participated in "Corn for Cars" transactions that allow vehicles purchasers to avoid paying sales taxes...
State budget fight may spawn lawsuits (06/24/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Every twist and turn in the budget showdown between Democratic Gov. Bob Holden and Republican legislative leaders has raised new constitutional questions but few definitive answers. That recent events have created so much uncertainty isn't surprising. Never in modern Missouri history has the state been this close to a partial government shutdown...
Court upholds use of Internet filters in libraries (06/24/03)
A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that Congress can force the nation's public libraries to equip computers with anti-pornography filters. The blocking technology, intended to keep smut from children, does not violate the First Amendment even though it shuts off some legitimate, informational Web sites, the court held...
'Matrix' offers wild ride in a bizarre land (06/24/03)
The "Matrix" movies, despite the bizarre and depressing world they present, are amazingly popular. It makes sense, then, that a videogame would be part of the "Matrix" experience. Unfortunately, "Enter The Matrix," from Shiny and Atari for all three consoles, appears to have jacked in prematurely. It's an interesting action game, but could have greatly benefited from more development time and a bit more creative energy...
8 percent tuition increase prosposed at U. of Illinois campuses (06/24/03)
URBANA, Ill. -- The University of Illinois plans to seek an 8 percent tuition increase at its three campuses this fall, saying the new money would save about 250 jobs and mean a raise for most faculty and staff. The university administration revealed Monday that it plans to ask the school's Board of Trustees for the increase at a meeting Friday in Chicago. ...
Nebraska town hit by four tornadoes (06/24/03)
DESHLER, Neb. -- The day after tornadoes pounded this town and killed one person, Russ Wassom trudged through the carnage of what used to be his grain bins. "I wish I had more insurance," Wassom said Monday as debris from the storms lay strewn for miles behind him on the rolling farmland...
DirecTV targets more than 1,000 satellite signal pirates (06/24/03)
ST. LOUIS -- DirecTV Inc., the nation's largest satellite TV service, has filed a spate of lawsuits in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois as part of a national effort to fight against theft of its satellite signal. "We are attacking up and down the entire food chain of the pirate community, from the demand side to the supply side," said Robert Mercer, a company spokesman. "We really have to adopt a take-no-prisoners kind of attitude on this activity. They are stealing."...
Truck hauling bees overturns (06/24/03)
CLAYCOMO, Mo. -- Rain on Monday stalled efforts to corral millions of bees spilled when a tractor-trailer skidded off a highway interchange in this Kansas City suburb. Bee expert Rheuben Johnson and others decided to wait until Monday evening to continue the work that started early Sunday when more than 500 hives fell off the truck and broke open...
Sixth monkeypox case confirmed in Illinois county (06/24/03)
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Winnebago County health officials have confirmed that a hospitalized Rockford girl has monkeypox. Illinois now has six confirmed cases of the virus and 10 more possible cases, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health's Web site Monday night...
Brain scan shows some really do feel more pain than others (06/24/03)
WASHINGTON -- Pain that brings tears to one person's eyes may be barely noticed by someone else, and that can be a problem for doctors deciding on treatment. The answer: Listen to the patient, a new study says. Some people really do feel more pain than others...
Government orders upgrade of standards for tires by 2007 (06/24/03)
WASHINGTON -- Tires made for passenger cars and light trucks will be required to withstand new speed and endurance tests by 2007 in the first new federal safety standards for tires since 1967. Congress ordered the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to make the changes in 2000 after the recall of millions of Firestone tires...
Mental hospitals trying to identify graves of patients (06/24/03)
NAPA, Calif. -- Beyond a worn wire fence in the brush behind Napa State Hospital rest a blacksmith, a seamstress, a piano tuner and more than 4,000 other mental patients buried between the 1880s and 1924. "Here rests a woodman of the world," reads the headstone of Richard Kinsman, born April 18, 1854, died Nov. 18, 1910...
Dems try to tie tax cut costs to programs they say lack cash (06/24/03)
WASHINGTON -- Having failed to halt the Republican tax-cutting juggernaut, congressional Democrats are trying a new tactic: linking tax reductions to what they say are shortfalls for protecting ports, educating handicapped students and paying for other programs...
Top court rules colleges can still use affirmative action (06/24/03)
A divided Supreme Court allowed universities to give minority applicants an edge in admissions Monday, ruling that the path to leadership in the nation must "be visibly open to talented and qualified individuals of every race and ethnicity." But it also said that race cannot be the determining factor...
Trial begins for motorist accused of hitting homeless man (06/24/03)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jurors saw pictures of the twisted, bruised and bloody body of a homeless man Monday as a former nurse's aide went on trial on charges she hit him with her car, drove home with his body lodged grotesquely in the windshield and left him to die in her garage...
Woman impaled after fall eager to return home (06/24/03)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A woman who was 8 1/2 months pregnant when she was impaled on a microphone stand has only minor aches and a 3-inch scar two weeks later, and her newborn son is perfectly healthy. Jessie Wickham, 34, lost her balance and fell from the second floor of a loft onto the 3-foot microphone stand. The pole went through the upper chest just millimeters from her heart, penetrating the upper left lobe of her lung and hitting one of her shoulder bones...
Critics, children give new Harry Potter big thumbs up (06/24/03)
Booksellers aren't the only ones celebrating the new, mega-selling Harry Potter. Critics -- of all ages -- love it, too. "Ms. Rowling has imagined this universe in such minute and clever detail that we feel that we've been admitted to a looking-glass world as palpable as Tolkien's Middle Earth or L. Frank Baum's Oz," New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani writes of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the fifth of seven planned Potter novels by J.K. Rowling...
Man whose death led to riots remembered as kind (06/24/03)
BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A motorcyclist whose death during a high-speed police chase sparked two nights of rioting was remembered as kind and loving at his funeral Monday. More than 500 mourners filled Greater Faith Apostolic Church to pay their last respects to Terrance Shurn. About a third of them wore white T-shirts as an homage to the 27-year-old, whose nickname was "T-shirt."...
Man sentenced to seven life terms for killings (06/24/03)
PHILADELPHIA -- A man who confessed to killing seven people in one of the worst massacres in Philadelphia history was sentenced to seven consecutive life terms Monday in a case in which police originally arrested the wrong men. Shihean Black, 21, pleaded guilty in February in the December 2000 bloodbath, in which four masked men burst into a rowhouse, ordered people inside to lie down and then opened fire, killing seven and wounding three...
Max Factor heir's journal reported found in motel (06/24/03)
VENTURA, Calif. -- Convicted rapist Andrew Luster sought to justify his crimes and listed his victims and prosecutors under the word "PAYBACK" in a notebook left in Mexico following his capture, according to a published report. "To want to take a good man's life and destroy his family ... was nothing short of ruthless and much more to the point of unforgivable," said an entry in the notebook, according to the Ventura County Star...
Ag secretary says biotechnology can help end hunger (06/24/03)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- An international biotechnology conference began Monday with the U.S. agriculture secretary hailing genetically modified food as a tool to reduce global hunger and demonstrators outside decrying it as a health threat. Eight protesters were arrested as more than 1,500 people marched in the streets of the state capital at the start of the three-day event...
Officials pressed to ban parents from spanking (06/24/03)
LONDON -- Spanking children can lead to more severe abuse, two parliamentary committees said Monday, and urged the government to pass a law barring parents from hitting their children. The government has already outlawed corporal punishment in day care centers and schools...
Strikes halt production at three BMW plants (06/24/03)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Strikes for a shorter work week in depressed eastern Germany rippled into the country's economically dominant west Monday, forcing automaker BMW to halt production of a hot-selling model for lack of parts. Rival Volkswagen is saying it may soon follow suit because of the three-week-old strike, which has crippled some of the most productive plants in the formerly communist east -- including several built by VW since German reunification...
Bounty hunters, TV crew to face charges inMexico (06/24/03)
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Three bounty hunters and members of a reality TV production promised on Monday to stay in Mexico to face charges connected to their attempt to capture the fugitive heir to the Max Factor cosmetics fortune. The men tried to wrestle convicted rapist Andrew Luster out of his car in this Mexican resort Wednesday night, but police arrested the five and Luster. Bounty hunters have no special immunities or privileges in Mexico...
Soldier - U.S. Army turns away burned children in need of help (06/24/03)
BALAD, Iraq -- On a scorching afternoon, while on duty at an Army airfield, Sgt. David J. Borell was approached by an Iraqi who pleaded for help for his three children, burned when they set fire to a bag containing explosive powder left over from war in Iraq...
Palestinian officials say Hamas on verge of accepting truce (06/24/03)
JERUSALEM -- Hamas and other militant groups were on the verge of agreeing to halt attacks on Israelis, Palestinian officials said Monday, while Israel warned it may not accept what it considers a tactical cease-fire meant to give the militias time to regroup for more violence...
Train derails in western India, killing at least 23 (06/24/03)
BOMBAY, India -- A passenger train hit boulders spilled on the track by a landslide in western India, causing four cars to derail and killing at least 23 people, officials said Monday. Rescuers were searching for more victims in one of the cars, police chief Narendra Waghmale said. At least 25 people were injured, 15 seriously, in the accident Sunday night near Vaibhyavadi, a village 300 miles south of Bombay...
Activists spray KFC chief with fake blood, feathers (06/24/03)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Animal rights activists in Germany sprayed fake blood and threw chicken feathers on the chief of YUM! Brands, owner of the world's largest chicken restaurant chain KFC, as he opened a new restaurant Monday in the city of Garbsen...
Global business leaders take on challenge of Mideast peace (06/24/03)
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan -- Rich and powerful business leaders bought their can-do attitude this weekend to the Middle East. But the entrepreneurs fared no better than the politicians in making a dent in the Arab-Israeli conflict. No breakthroughs emerged from the World Economic Forum, which on Monday ended its first annual session held in the Middle East...
Greeks probe for terror links to ship loaded with explosives (06/24/03)
PLATIYALI, Greece -- A rusting cargo ship was placed under heavy guard Monday as officials struggled to unravel its last voyage: Were hundreds of tons of explosives below decks linked to terrorism or simply a business deal gone bad? The Greek coast guard impounded the Baltic Sky, and army demolition experts secured its cargo of 750 tons of industrial-grade explosives and 8,000 detonators that documents say were bound for Sudan. ...
Iran bans street protests (06/24/03)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran on Monday banned street protests to mark the anniversary of a bloody raid by hard-liners on a university dormitory four years ago, in an attempt to prevent new clashes after a week of unrest in Tehran. The anniversary commemorates a July 9, 1999 attack by police and pro-government militants on a Tehran University dorm that killed one person and injured at least 20 others...
Iran says it holds al-Qaida members, but won't give names (06/24/03)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran said Monday it has identified some al-Qaida members it has in custody and promised to hand them over to their home nations, including Saudi Arabia. The United States has been increasing pressure on Iran, accusing it of harboring operatives for Osama bin Laden's terror network -- including some Washington says may have been involved in last month's suicide bombings in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Saudi Arabia has been pressing for the handover of any al-Qaida agents...
For each illegal outpost taken down, another seems to go up (06/24/03)
SHVUT RACHEL, West Bank -- On a rocky West Bank hilltop overlooking the Jordan River Valley, a teenager with dust-matted hair dug a well Monday to supply five mobile homes put up a week ago in violation of a U.S.-backed peace plan. Jewish settlers appear to be establishing unauthorized outposts faster than the Israeli military tears them down. ...
Hong Kong taken off WHO SARS list (06/24/03)
HONG KONG -- The World Health Organization removed Hong Kong from its list of SARS-infected areas Monday, but warned the territory to keep up its guard against future outbreaks that might put it back on the list. WHO officials urged Hong Kong to avoid a repeat of what happened in Toronto, where a new outbreak was discovered after Canada's largest city was taken off the WHO's list. Two people died of SARS on Sunday in Toronto...
U.S.-led authority to create new Iraqi army (06/24/03)
FALLUJAH, Iraq -- Police got new uniforms, weapons and responsibilities Monday, and the U.S.-led central authority said it will recruit a national army -- parallel moves meant to give Iraqis a sense of empowerment and help coalition forces with the huge task of securing Iraq...
Owls have a hoot (06/24/03)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Rice's first national title in any sport was the most impressive in College World Series history. Rice scored three runs in the first inning, then added a record-tying seven in the sixth as the Owls beat Stanford 14-2 on Monday night in the CWS' most-lopsided championship game...
Pair of lopsided victories put Cape over .500 (06/24/03)
Ford & Sons defeats Perryville 12-0, 10-0. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau's Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team took advantage of a struggling Perryville squad to finally climb back above the .500 mark...
Mid-season call-up quickly becomes a fan favorite (06/24/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Bo Hart is this year's Jason Simontacchi, this year's Stubby Clapp, this year's Super Joe McEwing. The 26-year-old rookie second baseman, a lowly 33rd-round draft pick in 1999, is the latest in a series of out-of-nowhere rookie phenoms for the Cardinals...
While Lewis avoids fights, Tyson boxes for free (06/24/03)
There were two heavyweight fights over the weekend. One was sanctioned. Naturally, Mike Tyson fought in the other one -- for free. It took place at a Brooklyn hotel, around 5:30 a.m. "I guess it's clear he wasn't doing road work," Teddy Atlas, Tyson's former trainer, told the New York Daily News. "He's not a guy who's looking and thinking of having a professional career."...
Harry Schuler (06/24/03)
Harry Louis Schuler, 47, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Nov. 3, 1955, in Warren, Ark., son of Clarence and Helen Elizabeth Lightfoot Schuler. Schuler received a bachelor of science degree in music education from the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 1978, and a master of arts in college student personnel services from Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls in 1980...
Capitola Reed (06/24/03)
Capitola "Cappy" Reed, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 23, 2003. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Elmer Standley (06/24/03)
Elmer F. Standley, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 23, 2003, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Livesay Jr. (06/24/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- James W. Livesay Jr., 76, of Anna died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born Aug. 13, 1926, in Grand Tower, Ill., son of James W. and Nora Davis Livesay. He and Norma June Treece were married Sept. 22, 1951, in Pocahontas, Ark. She died July 10, 1993...
Rose Kern (06/24/03)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Rose Anna Kern, 91, of New Hamburg died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. She was born July 16, 1911, at New Hamburg, daughter of Joseph and Sophia Gosche Westrich. She and Aloysius Kern were married Sept. 6, 1932, at New Hamburg. He died June 7, 1960...
J.W. Staggs (06/24/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- J.W. Staggs, 63, of Sikeston died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at his home. He was born March 11, 1940, in Collinwood, Tenn., son of Wilson and Mary Lou Fraley Staggs. He and Brenda J. Rapert were married March 24, 1990, in Charleston, Mo...
Garry Whitehead (06/24/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Garry Dean Whitehead, 62, of Advance died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 15, 1941, at Greenbrier, Mo., son of Leo and Letha Ladd Whitehead. He and Barbara Dunn were married Oct. 24, 1962, in Dallas, Texas...
Velma Fear (06/24/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Velma G. Fear, 85, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2003, at Heartland Care Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau, with her family by her side. She was born Sept. 19, 1917, in Union County, Ill., daughter of Zachary T. and Eva Lindsey Barker. She and Lester P. Fear were married June 29, 1937, in Anna. He passed away June 15, 1991...
Edna Woodfin (06/24/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Edna Dean Woodfin, 80, of DeSoto, Mo., died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City, Mo. She was born Dec. 9, 1922, at Lutesville, Mo., daughter of George and Arizona Henry Myers. She and Warren Woodfin were married Dec. 24, 1938. He died Feb. 24, 2003...
Glenna Wright (06/24/03)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- Glenna Shirley Wright, 56, of Commerce died Monday, June 23, 2003, at the home of her mother in Scott City. She was born Sept. 1, 1946, at Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Glenn and Ruby Akins McLain. She and Jerry Cleo Wright were married April 14, 1964, in Scott City...
Cape fire report 6/24/03 (06/24/03)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, June 24 Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 5:40 p.m., medical assist at 40 S. Sprigg. At 8:20 p.m., medical assist at Themis and Silver Springs. At 8:27 p.m., medical assist at 1441 Price. Firefighters responded Monday to the following items:...
Cape/Jackson police reports 6/24/03 (06/24/03)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, June 24 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI John J. Hunze, 17, of 1815 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked and leaving the scene of an accident...
Out of the past 6/24/03 (06/24/03)
10 years ago: June 24, 1993 Serious negotiations over sale of St. Vincent's Seminary to Colonial Cape Girardeau Foundation are under way, says realtor Thomas L. Meyer; Meyer, who is handling sale for Provincial Administration of Vincentian Fathers in St. Louis, says owners rejected offer foundation made last week but said "see what you can do"; counteroffer was submitted to foundation...
Patrol ready to charge for accident reports (06/24/03)
A new Missouri State Highway Patrol policy to charge $10 for copies of accident reports has raised a few red flags for those who have been paying attention. The policy, which takes effect Sept. 1, is intended to help ease the state's budget troubles and is largely aimed at insurance companies that want copies of nearly every report...
A tale of how one Iraqi lived in fear (06/24/03)
The story of Jawad Amer Sayed is one of the more remarkable -- and inspirational -- tales to emerge from Iraq in the aftermath of the tyrannical regime of Saddam Hussein. In fact, to the people of Iraq, Jawad Amer Sayed's tale is already legendary...
Nice to be noticed when you do something good (06/24/03)
To the editor: In response to the Sunday article "Shellshocked festival offers alternative music": Thanks for the article. I was surprised to see me and my friend Josh on the front page of the paper. It's nice to see that doing something free in an attempt to help the community can get some exposure. I really appreciate the comments and am thankful that we finally got noticed...
Cape Girardeau has so much to offer for critical needs (06/24/03)
To the editor: When taking a new position and moving to another state, one typically looks carefully for a bank, insurance agent, school and perhaps shopping amenities. An overriding importance when relocating to another city is balance of physical, emotional, spiritual and other critical needs, as well as giving of oneself in a meaningful way in meeting needs of others, if an effective quality of life is to be achieved...
Support merchants who give so much to our community (06/24/03)
To the editor: As the school year comes to a close I am reminded of the many times as a parent I picked up the phone or stopped by a local merchant to request some type of donation to enhance a school project such as play day, sports banquets and the senior all-night party...
Speak Out A 06/24/03 (06/24/03)
No alcohol spells doom I SEE Jackson is not allowing any alcohol in the City Park for the Fourth of July picnic. It won't be long until this celebration follows Riverfest into just being a memory. Summer-school scam I HATE to sound so harsh, but summer-school programs are cash cows. ...
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