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Stories from Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Second phase of Jackson electric rate increase to start (12/16/03)
Jackson residents and businesses will soon see their monthly base electric fee increase for the second time since June, the result of the second phase of Jackson's electric fee adjustment schedule. The board of aldermen Monday night voted to increase the rates from $3.50 to $5 for most residents...
Franklin students compete in school chess tournament (12/16/03)
The popularity of chess has grown so much at Franklin Elementary School that more than 30 students recently competed in a school chess tournament. The students are being instructed by Grigoriy Kapranov, a Russian chess master who is also a visiting professor this year at Southeast Missouri State University...
Grace and style for dinner (12/16/03)
Seated at the round table near the back corner of the school gym, six students looked around nervously, unsure of what they were supposed to be doing. When should they put the napkin on their lap? What should they do with the olive pits after eating the Greek olives?...
Have yourself a conscientious Christmas (12/16/03)
"If I get something for her, I have to get something for him!" I say to myself walking down the aisles of a department store. "And if I get something for him, I have to get something for her!" Noticing a pattern here? That's right. It's your guilty conscience at work. ...
Learning briefs 12/16 (12/16/03)
Glueck named student of month by Elks Club Jessi Glueck, a student at Scott City High School, was selected as the December student of the month by the Cape Girardeau Elks Club. She is the daughter of Stephen and Donna Glueck. Cai receives pharmacy school scholarship...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action 12/16/03 (12/16/03)
Approved Dec. 26, 2004, as an authorized leave day for city employees. Changed the regular board of aldermen meeting date from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Set the Jackson Board of Aldermen/Cape Girardeau City Council joint meeting for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Jackson...
Proposed school cuts draw 200 to meeting (12/16/03)
Even before their official presentation was made to the Cape Girardeau School Board, recommendations for cutting $1.3 million met with a swarm of opposition Monday night. From a standing-room-only crowd of around 200 people came more than a dozen community and staff members to speak against one or more of superintendent Mark Bowles' recommendations...
Deployment brings early graduation (12/16/03)
Kevin Pollock's Army green duffel bags, crammed with military gear, sit stacked on the basement floor of his rented home in Cape Girardeau. Soon, he and his duffel bags will ship out for active duty, possibly in Iraq. This week he's wrapping up his college career at Southeast Missouri State University. Pollock will graduate on Saturday, a semester early because his Army National Guard unit has been called up...
New telephone books printed, being delivered (12/16/03)
Need the new phone number of your friends in Farrar or your sister in Sturdivant? No matter how small the community, the new SBC phone books that will be delivered within the next few weeks cover the gamut. "The phone book is really important to folks, wherever they live," said Marsha Haskell, SBC's regional director for external affairs. "New businesses check to make sure their listing is there. It's something that people look forward to."...
Scott City officials alter animal control ordinance (12/16/03)
The Scott City City Council doesn't care who let the dogs out. If someone feels threatened by the dogs, their owners are going to get a summons. Monday night, the council changed its ordinance pertaining to vicious animals, substituting the word "aggrieved" for the previous word "injured."...
County commissioners, P&G ink bond deal (12/16/03)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission wrapped up a $163 million bond deal with Procter & Gamble Monday, signing an ordinance which allowed the county to issue bonds for a paper towel expansion. It was the final step in a story that began in May when Procter & Gamble announced it would be expanding its plant...
Cape officials ask staff to draft tax proposal (12/16/03)
The Cape Girardeau City Council on Monday instructed city manager Doug Leslie to draw up a possible fire sales tax measure and spell out what it would fund. While council members are divided over whether to ask voters to approve a permanent tax, they'll consider at their Jan. 5 meeting whether to put any measure on the April ballot...
State says it has reduced vehicle fleet by hundreds (12/16/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state has reduced the number of vehicles it owns by about 8 percent during the past two years, the state Office of Administration said Monday. Since January 2002, the state has decreased its fleet by 960 licensed vehicles to a total of 10,983, officials said. State vehicles are used for job-related travel such as social worker visits, nursing home inspections and the transportation of prisoners, among other things...
Jury rules for school district in suspension over violent tale (12/16/03)
UNION, Mo. (AP) -- Officials at an eastern Missouri school district were within their bounds in suspending a middle school student for her fictional story depicting violence against students and teachers, a federal jury has ruled. The jury in St. Louis deliberated for about five hours Friday before ruling in favor of the Union R-11 School District and against Allison Pitchford, now a 16-year-old junior at Union High School...
Prospective students overrun with college guidebooks, rankings (12/16/03)
Like many high school seniors, Kim Row has waded through scores of books and Internet sites this fall, assessing thousands of colleges and universities. Her conclusions: College students almost always give their own school bad grades. Guidebook authors seem to use the word "beautiful" to describe every American campus. "Of course a campus is beautiful," said Row, of Maryville, Tenn. "But what makes it different?"...
Nation/world digest 12/16/03 (12/16/03)
Family recognizes claim of Thurmond's daughter COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The late Sen. Strom Thurmond's family on Monday said it acknowledges a woman's claim that she is his illegitimate mixed-race daughter. Essie Mae Washington-Williams' attorney said the statement brought her "a sigh of relief." The family's attorney refused to give details or answer questions, including whether the family was verifying the claims of Washington-Williams, a 78-year-old retired teacher who lives in Los Angeles.. ...
Saddam arrest brings windfall of information (12/16/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The capture of Saddam Hussein is providing intelligence that has led to the arrests of key figures in the anti-U.S. insurgency and a clearer picture of what role the ousted dictator played, a U.S. general told The Associated Press on Monday...
Jackson girls post win over Perryville (12/16/03)
Jackson's girls basketball team got off to a fast start Monday night against Perryville, outscoring the Pirates 24-8 in the first quarter en route to a 63-32 home victory. Jennifer Ferrell led Jackson (5-1) with 13 points and Ashley Bartels added 10. Jackson spread out the scoring as 11 Indians scored in the game...
Patterson makes All-American list at defensive back (12/16/03)
Dimitri Patterson was arguably the Ohio Valley Conference's best at shutting down opposing wide receivers this season. Monday, the Southeast Missouri State University junior cornerback was also recognized as one of the nation's best as he was selected a second-team NCAA Division I-AA All-American by The Sports Network...
Otahks nab a tight one (12/16/03)
What Monday night's women's basketball game at the Show Me Center lacked in artistry it certainly made up for in excitement. Southeast Missouri State University and Northern Illinois both had trouble locating the basket -- the host squad shot particularly poorly -- but a late Chandra Brown basket helped the Otahkians pull out a 59-57 victory in front of about 600 highly energetic fans...
Haines gets a major lift from Blue Jays (12/16/03)
Cape Girardeau native Talley Haines took a big step toward finally reaching his goal of pitching in the major leagues on Monday when Toronto picked the right-handed reliever from the Tampa Bay organization in the Rule 5 Draft at the Baseball Winter Meetings in New Orleans...
Rams survive some trying times (12/16/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The Rams weren't down for long. One year after they finished 7-9, seemingly a team on the decline, they're back on top of the NFC West. They're not as dominant as the 1999 and 2001 Super Bowl teams, but they know how to win the close ones...
Cardinals sign Suppan, add players in draft (12/16/03)
NEW ORLEANS -- Free agent Jeff Suppan and St. Louis agreed Monday to a two-year, $6 million contract, giving the Cardinals a much-needed pitcher for their depleted rotation. Suppan, 28, went 13-11 with a 4.19 ERA for Pittsburgh and Boston. The right-hander has pitched at least 200 innings for five straight years. Suppan is 62-75 with a 4.90 ERA for the Red Sox, Arizona, Kansas City and Pittsburgh...
Touchdown celebrations turn toward selfish showmanship (12/16/03)
Joe Horn calls home on his cell phone. Chad Johnson waves a sign. Terrell Owens pulls out a pen and autographs the ball. These NFL touchdown celebrations are taking on a life of their own, making the old "Ickey Shuffle" and "The Fun Bunch" seem rather innocent and quaint...
Sports briefs 12/16/03 (12/16/03)
Baseball A stunt by a Houston radio station failed to drive Roger Clemens back into baseball. Clemens said Monday he was still retired, turning down a luxury sport-utility vehicle offered by a Houston car dealer in exchange for joining his hometown Astros. ...
Area sports digest 12/16/03 (12/16/03)
Southeast athletic trainer resigns Lance McNamara, Southeast Missouri State University's head athletic trainer since 1997, has resigned to accept a position with the Morris Center for Sports Medicine in Athens, Ga. McNamara's resignation takes effect Friday...
Family finds fun in chilly bridge walk (12/16/03)
On a cold, gray Saturday, Joni and I bundled our daughters up in their winter coats and took a shuttle bus to Cape Girardeau's bridge dedication. We joined thousands of others who skipped Christmas shopping for a chance to stand patiently in the cold for the opportunity to walk across the city's new Mississippi River bridge...
New stores at mall for Christmas (12/16/03)
Westfield Shoppingtown West Park in Cape Girardeau is welcoming several new temporary stores for the Christmas shopping season. Here's a rundown of what they are: Center Court: Airport (flying saucers and zoomcopters); Arena Golf (golf gear); Booth's Micro Racing (arcade-style remote-control racetrack); Carpool (remote-control toy cars); Glass Gallery (hand-blown glass items); Hermit Crabs (live hermit crabs for pets); Hickory Farms (gift meats and cheeses); Pure Silver & Gifts (silver necklaces, rings, pendants); Sleepy Feet (athletic team slippers); Top Country (embroidered sweatshirts); Turbo Twister (remote-control twisting/flipping cars).. ...
Albertsons building in Cape sold to hospital (12/16/03)
Southeast Missouri Hospital to develop new fitness, health center Business Today A growing demand for health and fitness services is the main force behind Southeast Missouri Hospital's decision to open a new medically based fitness and rehabilitation center, HealthPoint Plaza...
Wilson distribution warehouse on market (12/16/03)
Business Today The former Jim Wilson Co. distribution warehouse at 2007 Southern Expressway in Cape Girardeau, one of the larger industrial facilities in the region, has been listed with Lorimont Place Ltd., according to Tom Kelsey, broker with the Cape Girardeau-based commercial brokerage firm...
Jackson wants bigger firms for industrial park (12/16/03)
Business Today When businesses decide to move into Jackson's industrial park, they'll have to be pretty good size. On Nov. 17, the Jackson Board of Aldermen turned down a Jackson business that wanted to expand on five acres of the industrial park site. ...
Business briefs (12/16/03)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI CAPE GIRARDEAU Shangrila, a restaurant that features Asian cuisine has opened at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park. The owner is Raj Marasini. Comix Strips has relocated from 407 Broadway to 621 Broadway. The owner is Andrew Johnson...
Creative Beads unique to the area (12/16/03)
By Jim Obert Business Today JACKSON -- A bounty of beads -- round, flat, oval, any shape -- in all possible colors and imported from Austria, China, Czech Republic, Bali, Mexico, India and Africa, glimmer in a smorgasbord-type setting at Creative Beads in Jackson...
People news (12/16/03)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Brian Rivenburgh is the new assistant vice president/commercial relationship manager for Union Planters Bank in Sikeston. Gerry Keene, a registered financial consultant, has joined Bo Shantz Insurance Agency in Cape Girardeau. Jerry Arnold has joined Workforce Employment Solutions in Cape Girardeau as an interviewer of potential clients...
TV reporter will blow up old bridge (12/16/03)
Business Today KFVS news reporter C.J. Cassidy will have the honor of blowing up the old Mississippi River bridge in Cape Girardeau next year. A date hasn't been set, but the Missouri Department of Transportation plans to demolish the 75-year-old bridge in the months after the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge opens...
Merchants report brisk sales over holiday (12/16/03)
Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- Like many of the major retailers nationwide, local stores got a strong start during the first weekend of Christmas holiday shopping. "It was awesome," said Sam Tucker, manager at Hastings. "We're up 20 percent over last year. That's fueled largely in part by video games and DVD sales but all departments are up. It was across the board."...
Cape to get $58 million ethanol plant (12/16/03)
Business Today Industrial revenue bonds will fuel the construction of a $58 million ethanol plant in Cape Girardeau's Nash Road Industrial Park and could lead to the building of a companion 20-megawatt power plant that would generate electricity from the city's garbage...
Cape Girardeau-area business history -- a look at 1999 (12/16/03)
Wehrenberg Theatres closed West Park 4 Cine. Wieser Honda Motor Co. moved into its new full-service facility at 385 Siemers Drive in Cape West Business Park. Home Computer Service LLC opened in Cape Girardeau. The Buck Stops Here, variety store, opened at 130 S. High in Jackson...
Workforce opens office in Iowa (12/16/03)
Workforce Employment Solutions, a full-service staffing and recruiting firm, has opened its first office in Iowa, located on-site at the Rubbermaid Home Products facility in Centerville, Iowa. "We feel very fortunate that a company as well respected as Newell Rubbermaid sees us as a strategic partner. Our success in a sister plant in Jackson, Mo., helped bring about this team approach in staffing," said Marlene Brockmiller, president of Workforce Employment Solutions...
Restaurateur has plan for Keys building in Cape (12/16/03)
Business Today Su Hill, owner of Saffron Restaurant on Kingshighway, hasn't yet named her downtown project, but she intends to revitalize the former Keys Music Store building at the corner of Broadway and Spanish streets using a "boutique hotel concept" by opening a pub-style restaurant on the first floor and renting sleeping rooms and luxury apartments on the other two floors...
Piney Woods Truck Stop reopens (12/16/03)
Destroyed by 2002 tornado Business Today ELLSINORE -- When a tornado leveled the Piney Woods Truck Stop and the adjacent Cedar Inn in April 2002, the only thing left were the gas pumps. Instead of being defeated by the destruction of their business, owners Marilyn and Bob Collins made the best of the situation. They went on selling gas without a building...
Engineering firm makes Inc. 500 list (12/16/03)
One of fastest growing companies in the country Business Today POPLAR BLUFF -- There's Microsoft, Stonyfield Farms, Princeton Review, E* Trade and Domino's Pizza. And then there's Schultz Engineering Services of Poplar Bluff. What's the connection? All have appeared on the Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest growing private companies in the country...
Cape newspaper undergoes upgrade in technology (12/16/03)
Business Today The Southeast Missourian is easier to read these days thanks to state-of-the-art technology that has dramatically upgraded the printing process, publisher Wally Lage announced Nov. 19. Lage said he doesn't know of another newspaper of this size in the Midwest that has such printing technology. "It's really a pretty big leap," he said...
Recognition (12/16/03)
James Buckenmyer of Cape Girardeau has been named chairman of the Southeast Missouri SCORE chapter. SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a national volunteer organization founded in 1964 to provide small business counseling. It is a resource partner with the U.S. ...
President of BioKyowa's parent company visits Cape (12/16/03)
Business Today Dr. Yuzuru Matsuda, the new president of BioKyowa's parent company in Japan, traveled from Tokyo to meet with Cape Girar-deau business leaders Dec. 2, promising to strengthen the company and maintain a solid relationship with the community...
Cape County tax liens (12/16/03)
Cape Girardeau County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Janet Robert, Cape Girardeau County recorder of deeds, during the month of November are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue except as indicated by IRS designation. For more information contact the recorder's office at 243-8123...
Stoddard County tax liens (12/16/03)
Stoddard County tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Kay Asbell, recorder of deeds, during the month of November are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue except as indicated by IRS designation. For information concerning the dollar amount of the liens, contact the recorder's office at 568-3444...
Making marketing, sales and management work in 2004 (12/16/03)
By John Graham If we listen to half the politicians, everything is coming up profits in the year ahead. They tell us to stop worrying about the economy. We're heading toward a new sunrise, they say. The other pols paint a darker and far less optimistic picture. Where does that leave us? What are we to believe in the year ahead?...
Bankruptcies for December 2003 (12/16/03)
Bankruptcies filed through Dec. 10 for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeastern Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscott, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Element 74 expanding into Cisco IP telephony (12/16/03)
By Jim Obert Business Today Element 74 in Cape Girardeau has a network solutions group that is gaining regional recognition for its specialization in business computer and integrated telephony networks. Some of its core areas of expertise include local and wide area networking, security and virtual private networks (VPN), anti-virus protection and wireless networks...
Medicine Shoppe to purchase Medicap (12/16/03)
Medicine Shoppe International Inc., a chain of retail pharmacies, will acquire Medicap Pharmacies Inc. in a deal announced Dec. 2. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal was expected to close by the end of the year. Medicine Shoppe, based in St. ...
MoDOT urges legislative action on tort reform (12/16/03)
Business Today JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Weighing in on the politically controversial issue of tort reform might carry some risks for the Missouri Department of Transportation, but highways commissioner Duane Michie said the need for change is too great to ignore...
Two electronic stores merge as Q Audio (12/16/03)
Electronics stores Q Audio and Sound Design in Cape Girardeau have merged under the name Q Audio. A new store recently opened at 623 S. Silver Springs, Suite 200. There also is a location in Poplar Bluff. Jeff Smith, the previous owner of Sound Design, remains on staff at Q Audio to serve customers...
Jackson considering industrial park building (12/16/03)
Business Today In an effort to entice big industries, the city of Jackson and the Cape Girardeau Area Industrial Recruitment Association may erect the first building in Jackson's industrial park. A joint committee of Jackson aldermen, members of the Jackson Industrial Development Company, bank executives, and associates of Cape Girardeau's Industrial Development Authority will determine whether such a building is feasible at the park on U.S. 61, near the Fruitland interstate interchange...
Business briefs 12/16/03 (12/16/03)
Dow subsidiary to pay for illegal safety claim ALBANY, N.Y. -- A subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co. will pay a $2 million fine for making illegal safety claims in advertising of its pesticides, state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said Monday. The penalty involving the popular Dursban and other pesticides is the largest in the nation's history, he said...
Monroe Richardson (12/16/03)
Monroe R. Richardson, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Estell Stapleton (12/16/03)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Estell Stapleton, 95, of McClure died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 9, 1908, in Cunningham, Ky., daughter of Edward and Iva Ballard Edwards. She and Paul Stapleton were married in 1926. He died in 1963...
Jimmie White (12/16/03)
THEBES, Ill. -- Jimmie White, 66, of Thebes died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 11, 1937, in Qulin, Mo., son of John and Lela Worthington White. He and Deloris Bryant were married June 7, 1958...
Jerry Mansfield (12/16/03)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- The funeral for Jerry F. Mansfield of Bell City will be held at 1 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo. Joyce Palmer and Mike Abbott will officiate. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery. Mansfield, 65, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Leroy Schnurbusch (12/16/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leroy "Leo" Schnurbusch, 71, of Perryville died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. He was born Nov. 3, 1932, in Perryville, son of Theodore Benjamin and Regina B. Wibbenmeyer Schnurbusch. He married Kay Lynn Lewis...
Genevieve Townswick (12/16/03)
Genevieve E. Townswick, 86, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha, Neb. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Silas Shell (12/16/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Silas Riley "Si" Shell, 81, of Ellisville, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at Bethesda Meadow Nursing Home in Ellisville. He was born Jan. 27, 1922, in Lutesville, Mo., son of Charley and Sadie Francis Shell. He and Joenia Eaker were married March 22, 1941. She died Sept. 6, 2001...
Frances Groves (12/16/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Frances Lucille Groves, 80, of Bertrand died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at Bertrand Nursing Facility. She was born Oct. 8, 1923, in Mississippi County, daughter of William Carter and Althea Singleton Groves. Groves had been a nurses aide at Bertrand Nursing Facility. She was a member of Cornerstone General Baptist Church...
Thelma Loos (12/16/03)
Thelma Maxine Loos, 88, of Midland, Mich., died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at Brittany Manor. She was born prematurely, weighing only three pounds and one ounce on Sept. 7, 1915, in Ashland, Neb., where both her late parents, Reno and Eugenia (Marney) Pierce were teachers in nearby schools...
Cleo Johns (12/16/03)
Cleo Elven Johns, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 13, 1916, at Advance, Mo., son of Charles Edward and Florence Lee Opal White Johns. He and Fern Sample were married March 10, 1937. She preceded him in death on June 9, 1995. He and Irene Brasher were married June 8, 2000. She preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 2003...
Howard Payne (12/16/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Howard J. Payne, 70, of Sikeston died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Nov. 28, 1933, son of Alonzo Edgar and Sarah Frances Griffen Payne. He and Carol R. Randolph were married Sept. 9, 1978, in Sikeston...
Fred Moen (12/16/03)
LOWNDES, Mo. -- Fred Moen, 82, of Lowndes died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 30, 1921, in Swiney, Texas, son of Joe and Jenny Couch Moen. He and Berniece Duniphan were married Jan. 12, 1944. She died in 1988...
Cape/Jackson police reports 12/16/03 (12/16/03)
Cape Girardeau The following items were reported by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Demetrius J. Deberry, 20, of 256 S. Benton St., Cape Girardeau was arrested Sunday for being a minor in possession of alcohol and not wearing a seat belt...
Out of the past 12/16/03 (12/16/03)
10 years ago: Dec. 16, 1993 Area Wide United Way 1994 fund-raising drive exceeded $500,000 for first time, allaying fears that Flood of 1993 would weaken contributions; pledges totaling $506,833.44 have been received in just-completed campaign. Clarence Carnell is one of 48 Missourians honored by Gov. Mel Carnahan and Lt. Gov. Roger Wilson for their courage and compassion in fighting the Flood of 1993...
New bridge offers much to celebrate (12/16/03)
Local historian Dr. Frank Nickell put it this way: A bridge brings people together. It certainly did so Saturday, as thousands of people gathered to witness the dedication and opening of the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge. Despite the frigid temperatures, the snow held off and thousands crowded onto the new $100 million structure to get their first up-close glimpse...
Justice for Saddam (12/16/03)
The Ace of Spades is no longer eluding coalition forces who had been hunting him for months. On the same day that thousands celebrated the dedication of the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, U.S. forces captured Saddam Hussein. The raid by 600 special forces was an impressive and important victory for America's war on terror, but it is even more meaningful to the people of Iraq...
Making plans to see old bridge being demolished (12/16/03)
To the editor: Congratulation on the new bridge. However, the old one will always be special to me. My father was one of the many who worked on it. I vaguely remember on opening day walking with my dad several hundred feet out over the mighty Mississippi River. It was a thrilling and frightening adventure for a 7-year-old...
Taxpayers need lots of details about tax plan (12/16/03)
To the editor: The Cape Girardeau City Council is trying again to put a sales tax before the citizens. The city will try to put in items that are not necessary. Where are the cost estimates in detail on the tornado early warning system that is proposed? We have TV and radio early warning systems. I do not believe sirens could be heard all over the city due to the terrain. Where is the budget for the fire and police department in detail?...
Show Me Center 'Cats' booking is dream come true (12/16/03)
To the editor: We are always looking for cultural entertainment and have been returning to the Fox Theater in St. Louis to see performances by such artists as Tony Bennett and Victor Borge as well as the stage production of "Phantom of the Opera."...
Speak Out 12/16/03 (12/16/03)
Simon's conscience THIS IS in memory of former U.S. senator Paul Simon. May God bless him. I disagreed with almost everything he voted for, but he voted for things because that was the way his conscience dictated and he thought he was doing the right thing. May God bless you, Paul Simon...
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