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Stories from Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Correction 1/13/04 (01/13/04)
  • In Monday's police report, Jeremiah Aaron Bankson's age was listed incorrectly. He is 18 years old. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
  • No decision reached on Jackson sign restrictions (01/13/04)
    No consensus was reached Monday night as the Jackson Board of Aldermen discussed potential temporary sign restrictions. The board decided more discussion was needed before making a decision. Jackson building and planning superintendent Janet Sanders, based on previous discussions of the board, submitted a proposed amendment that included a 60-day limit on the amount of time that a moveable marquee sign would be allowed. ...
    Teens on front lines of effort to stop youth smoking (01/13/04)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Sara Barnes and Ben Reine have both seen the ravages of tobacco use -- Barnes when her grandfather suffered from throat cancer and Reine while volunteering at a hospital. Those experiences led the two Savannah High School students to join a group that teaches elementary school students about the effects of tobacco...
    The elderly and their ways (01/13/04)
    BySam DeReign Grandparents are special people who hold a special place in our hearts. They're great human beings when it comes to hospitality, and you feel like a heartless piece of poo when it comes time for you to go back to your own home...
    Surrogate grandfather plays big role (01/13/04)
    I don't know how to start this column. Let me first say that I have several grandparents and I love and respect them all. Two have passed away, but the rest are still alive and as feisty as ever. Most of my grandparents have been recognized, quite deservedly, as some sort of relation to me. All but one. This column is dedicated to him ... (deep breath)...
    'URU - Ages Beyond Myst' game confounding, beautiful (01/13/04)
    It's been a decade since the digital artisans at Cyan Worlds debuted "Myst," a gorgeous video game which encouraged thoughtful exploration over mindless violence. Now we have "URU: Ages Beyond Myst." "URU" sets a new standard in peaceful armchair archaeology...
    Learning briefs 1/13 (01/13/04)
    Area student named to honor roll at ACU Ashley Davis of Scott City was named to the dean's honor roll at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, for the spring 2003 semester. Davis is working toward a bachelor's degree in animal science...
    Red Cross looks for blood donors to replenish depleted supply (01/13/04)
    The American Red Cross is hoping to rebuild its dwindling blood supply by offering donors several area locations where they can give blood. Blood drives are scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cape Bible Chapel; from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Perry Park Center in Perryville; and from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores and at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park...
    Region briefs 1/13/04 (01/13/04)
    Four charged in Scott County meth bust Four people are in the Scott County Jail on drug charges after a search warrant was served Saturday evening at 108 Faust in Sikeston, Mo. Christy Pierce, 27, of Portageville, Mo., is charged with possession of a controlled substance. ...
    Woman stabbed, left at hospital (01/13/04)
    A Jackson woman dropped off Friday at Southeast Hospital with five stab wounds told police her husband was the person who hurt her before leaving her at the hospital. Her husband, Derrick R. Williams Jr., 22, of Jackson, drove off but was found later at his home, police said. He was charged with second-degree domestic assault and is currently being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond in the county jail...
    Nation briefs 1/13/04 (01/13/04)
    Iran's reformers threaten elections boycott TEHRAN, Iran -- A showdown between Iran's hard-liners and liberals deepened Monday as reformist lawmakers barred from upcoming elections threatened to boycott the vote and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei promised to intervene if the crisis is not resolved soon. ...
    Cape County, sheriff in hiring debate (01/13/04)
    More than $120,000 in revenue hangs in the balance as the Cape Girardeau County sheriff and the county commission debate whether another employee should be hired for federal prisoner transportation. On Dec. 30, Sheriff John Jordan canceled a transportation agreement with the U.S. Marshals Service, saying he doesn't have enough people to safely secure the jail if one of the jailers has to be used to transport prisoners to and from court...
    Federal rules could muffle train whistles (01/13/04)
    Proposed federal regulations could muffle loud train whistles and spell a good night's sleep for Scott City Councilman Jeff Curnell and others who are routinely bothered by the deafening noise. The Bush administration last month proposed regulations that would set a maximum volume that train horns could sound and keep many trains from blowing their whistles until they are closer to railroad crossings...
    Parochial school phasing in more grades (01/13/04)
    Cape Christian School officials are hoping that a recently approved grade expansion will bring more students to their door in coming years. The Cape Girardeau parochial school, which currently serves kindergarten through sixth-grade students, will phase in seventh and eighth grades during the next two school years...
    Three rob Cape bank branch at gunpoint (01/13/04)
    Three masked men armed with handguns robbed the Bank of America branch at 800 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau Monday morning. They escaped with an undisclosed amount of money, leaving behind frightened tellers and prompting police and the FBI to seek for questioning a woman who was spotted in the bank a short time before the robbery...
    Nightclub murder case heads to Butler County (01/13/04)
    Cape Girardeau County Circuit Judge John Heisserer granted a change of venue Monday to the man witnesses say fatally shot 26-year-old Terry Vernon Lynn II outside Players on Broadway Nov. 1. Gregory A. McNeely, 24, of Cape Girardeau, faces charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He is currently in custody on $1 million bond. His case is now headed to Butler County for trial. No date was set for his next court appearance...
    Missouri leaders lend support to bill banning cross burning (01/13/04)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's Democratic governor and the Republican leader of the state Senate on Tuesday independently called for legislation to outlaw cross burning. Gov. Bob Holden proposed the measure during a ceremony honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. By coincidence, Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder, R-Cape Girardeau, filed such legislation hours later...
    St. Louis Lambert Airport's flight loss exceeds other hubs (01/13/04)
    ST. LOUIS -- Industry data support what travelers have suspected for months: St. Louis' Lambert Airport is not nearly as busy as it used to be. Lambert lost a greater percentage of flights and available seats over the last two years than any other large hub in the country, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Monday. The newspaper based its report on newly acquired industry data...
    Study - Southern Illinois has much to offer business (01/13/04)
    VIENNA, Ill. -- Economic developer Jody Johnson stopped his truck outside the county's latest experiment with economic stimulation -- a nearly finished 25,000-square-foot building that he's in charge of filling with paying tenants. But as the wind blew through the building's gaping holes where garage doors will soon hang, Johnson said he hopes a new study aimed at pitching the region to businesses will help him pitch the building to tenants, too...
    State briefs 1/13/04 (01/13/04)
    Three dead of carbon monoxide poisoning CUBA, Mo. -- A man and two children were found dead in their south-central Missouri home, and authorities suspect carbon monoxide poisoning. Killed were Harry Putnam, 34, and his sons Samuel, 11 and Mathew, 10. ...
    ACLU defends Limbaugh's prescription drug privacy (01/13/04)
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Rush Limbaugh and the American Civil Liberties Union don't agree about much, but they are in accord on at least one matter -- that the conservative radio commentator's medical records should be off-limits to prosecutors. The Florida ACLU filed court papers Monday supporting Limbaugh's argument that state investigators violated his constitutional right to privacy when they seized his medical records in November to investigate whether he violated drug laws when he purchased prescription painkillers.. ...
    New Mexico ruling could sway Missouri concealed guns case (01/13/04)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A recent decision by the New Mexico Supreme Court could boost the cause for concealed guns in Missouri. The Missouri Supreme Court is to hear arguments next week on whether a state law allowing most adults to carry hidden guns violates the state constitution. In a similar challenge to a similar law, New Mexico's highest court decided last week that the law did not violate that state's constitution...
    People talk 1/13/04 (01/13/04)
    Overexposure only thing that can 'Idol' Seacrest ATLANTA -- When Ryan Seacrest launched his entertainment talk show "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest" Monday, it marked only his latest in a fast-growing list of ventures. The 29-year-old Atlanta native, best known as the host of "American Idol," recently was named as the replacement for the legendary Casey Kasem on the radio countdown show "American Top 40." He also hosted the Billboard Music Awards and the Fox New Year's Eve special last year. ...
    NASA alters rover schedule (01/13/04)
    PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA on Monday released the first 360-degree color panorama of the terrain on Mars that its Spirit rover should roll onto later this week. A team of two dozen scientists and engineers assembled the sweeping panorama from 225 separate images...
    Nation digest 01/13/04 (01/13/04)
    More urge Connecticut governor to resign HARTFORD, Conn. -- Six more Republican state senators called Monday for Gov. John G. Rowland to resign, as did U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays. In a news conference at the state Capitol, Shays said he had been prepared to forgive his fellow Republican for lying about accepting gifts from employees and a state contractor but could not do so if Rowland "lied about it and then refused to account for his actions." A University of Connecticut poll found 63 percent of state residents think Rowland should resign. ...
    Supreme Court rejects appeal over secret detentions (01/13/04)
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider whether the government properly withheld names and other details about hundreds of foreigners detained in the weeks and months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The high court turned down a request to review the secrecy surrounding detainees, nearly all Arabs or Muslims, who were picked up in the United States following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon...
    Space plans get lukewarm reception (01/13/04)
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush's plan to build a space station on the moon and eventually send astronauts to Mars hasn't grabbed the public's imagination, an Associated Press poll suggests. More than half in the poll said it would be better to spend the money on domestic programs rather than on space research...
    State Department- '67 attack on U.S. ship was act of negligence (01/13/04)
    WASHINGTON -- Reviewing documents covering 36 years, the State Department concluded Monday that Israel's attack on the U.S. spy ship Liberty during the 1967 Six Day War was an act of Israeli negligence. The United States also was negligent, a State Department official said, for failing to notify Israel that the electronic intelligence-gathering ship was cruising international waters off the Egyptian coast and for failing to withdraw the ship from the war zone...
    Audit raises issue of how priests can be supervised (01/13/04)
    The church review of whether Roman Catholic bishops are doing enough to prevent sex abuse showed that at least 150 credibly accused priests had moved out of their dioceses, raising worries that offenders are living unsupervised in places where most people know nothing about them...
    Dean's staff, Cabinet mirrored state's racial makeup (01/13/04)
    MONTPELIER, Vt. -- During more than a decade as Vermont governor, Howard Dean did not appoint any blacks or Hispanics to his Cabinet, but minority leaders say it was not for lack of trying in the nearly all-white state. None of Dean's five cabinet secretaries or top commissioners was Hispanic or black during the more than 11 years he served in office, as he was forced to concede during a Democratic presidential debate Sunday...
    Pop star's family promises big support at arraignment (01/13/04)
    LOS ANGELES -- Hundreds of fans from around the world will converge on Santa Maria for Michael Jackson's arraignment on child molestation charges later this week, his family said Monday. "My brother is innocent; he is 1,000 percent innocent," his brother, Jermaine Jackson, said. "My mother, father, sisters and brothers are overwhelmed at the outpouring of the fans."...
    Distant relative fights for rights to Dillinger (01/13/04)
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Jeffrey Scalf is looking out for No. 1 -- Public Enemy No. 1, that is. Scalf is fighting over the rights to the name and image of his distant relative John Dillinger, the ruthless Depression-era bank robber who was gunned down by G-men nearly 70 years ago...
    U.S. death toll in Afghan campaign reaches 100 (01/13/04)
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- An American soldier returning from a patrol became the 100th fatality in the U.S. military's two-year Afghan campaign when his vehicle collided with a truck, highlighting the dangers facing U.S. forces in a nation roiled by a stubborn Taliban insurgency...
    Bush, Fox forge agreements on immigration and Iraq (01/13/04)
    MONTERREY, Mexico -- President Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox forged agreement Monday on the contentious issues of immigration and Iraq, ending two years of discord that followed the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Fox wholeheartedly embraced Bush's immigration proposal to grant legal status to millions of undocumented workers in the United States, most of them from Mexico. "What else can we wish?" Fox said at a news conference with the president...
    Iraqi cleric calls for elections as good will toward U.S. fades (01/13/04)
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The good will of Iraq's Shiite majority, so crucial to the success of U.S. policy, may be eroding. Strong opposition by a top Shiite cleric to key parts of a U.S. political blueprint for Iraq and the spread of violent protests in Shiite areas suggest a dangerous trend...
    Team says it's too early to know N. Korea's nuclear development (01/13/04)
    SEOUL, South Korea -- U.S. Congressional aides who visited North Korea's secretive nuclear plant said they have a lot of information to digest before they can say how far the communist country has come in its nuclear weapons development, a senior South Korean official said Monday...
    Anti-terror effort expands to edges of Sahara Desert (01/13/04)
    NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania -- The United States is expanding anti-terror efforts to the remote reaches of West Africa's Sahara borders, dispatching U.S. troops and contractors to help seal the predominantly Islamic region to al-Qaida and its allies. American officials gave The Associated Press details of the anti-terror program, and Mauritania officials confirmed to AP a massive explosives theft that illustrates why the West is concerned about the region...
    Wall signals encirclement of Jerusalem becoming permanent (01/13/04)
    ABU DIS, West Bank -- With the thud of tons of concrete hitting soft earth, Israel worked Monday to build a 25-foot-tall wall on the edge of Jerusalem, signaling Israel's encirclement of the city is becoming permanent. The wall, running down the center of a main road in the Palestinian neighborhood of Abu Dis, separates thousands of residents from Jerusalem, a city they consider home...
    Notre Dame girls post 65-54 victory over Farmington (01/13/04)
    Sommer McCauley proved to be too much for the Farmington Knightettes to handle as the Notre Dame senior led the Bulldogs girls basketball team with 29 points in a 65-54 victory at Notre Dame Regional High School. "Sommer was unconscious, especially with her 3's in the first half," said coach Jerry Grim...
    Jackson girls breeze past NMCC at home (01/13/04)
    Jackson's girls basketball team rebounded from a loss to No. 1 St. Joseph's Academy on Friday with an 81-15 rout of visiting New Madrid County Central on Monday night. Jackson (10-2) rushed out to a 47-8 halftime lead and did not allow more than six points in a quarter...
    Indians' backs against the wall (01/13/04)
    Any way you slice it, Southeast Missouri State University's Indians are off to a dismal start to their Ohio Valley Conference season after losing home games Thursday and Saturday. But the Indians -- particularly coach Gary Garner --were surprisingly upbeat following Saturday's 71-69 setback to Tennessee Tech. Garner believes Southeast (7-6, 0-2 in OVC) will be primed to notch its first OVC win when it visits Eastern Illinois (3-9, 1-1) tonight for a 7:35 p.m. tipoff in Charleston, Ill...
    Otahkians hoping to stay hot offensively (01/13/04)
    Southeast Missouri State University's Otahkians finally broke out of their season-long offensive doldrums Saturday night. Now coach B.J. Smith wants to see if the Otahkians (6-7, 1-1 Ohio Valley Conference) can do it again today as they visit Eastern Illinois (3-10, 0-2) for a 5:15 p.m. tipoff in Charleston, Ill...
    Syracuse adds to MU's woes (01/13/04)
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Syracuse's first trip outside New York was a big success. Hakim Warrick had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the 17th-ranked Orangemen pulled away in the second half to beat Missouri 82-68 Monday night for their 12th straight victory...
    Lakers' Bryant sprains shoulder against Cavaliers (01/13/04)
    LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant sprained his surgically repaired right shoulder Monday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers and sat out the second half. Team spokesman John Black called the injury a sprained acromio clavicular joint and said Bryant will have an MRI exam Tuesday...
    Pronger leads Blues to win at home over Blackhawks (01/13/04)
    ST. LOUIS -- With the St. Louis Blues in need of offense, defenseman Chris Pronger decided to lead by example. Pronger jumped into the play as much as possible against the Chicago Blackhawks and produced two goals and an assist in the Blues' 7-4 victory Monday night...
    Martz takes the fall; Reid, Fox could have (01/13/04)
    Mike Martz played for a tie and lost. The Eagles' Andy Reid played for a win and won, although he had to wait until overtime after trying to score a go-ahead TD in regulation and almost losing his gamble. And John Fox was let off the hook for a dumb penalty because his Panthers beat Martz and the Rams...
    Clemens shuns retirement to hook up with Houston (01/13/04)
    HOUSTON -- Roger Clemens is pushing back his retirement, agreeing Monday to a $5 million, one-year contract with the Houston Astros. The six-time Cy Young Award winner had said for more than a year that he planned to quit after pitching last season for the New York Yankees...
    Sports briefs 1/13/04 (01/13/04)
    Colleges Chris Shumate of Murray State was named the Ohio Valley Conference player of the week Monday. The senior guard/forward averaged 21.5 points in two wins. Bruce Price of Tennessee State is rookie of the week. Price led the way as the Tigers snapped an 18-game OVC regular-season losing streak with wins over Jacksonville State and Samford. The freshman guard scored 38 points against JSU, hitting 17 free throws...
    Daughter dresses for court success (01/13/04)
    There's nothing like a little dribbling to make you feel good about life. That and a pair of surgical scrubs can make you feel mighty fine. The Harlem Globetrotters were in town the other night. Joni and I took the kids to see the kings of round-ball comedy...
    Business briefs 1/13/04 (01/13/04)
    Job firm Adecco holds accounting returns GENEVA -- Frightened investors Monday rushed to sell their holdings in Adecco, the world's largest employment agency, after the company said it was delaying publication of its annual results because of possible accounting problems. ...
    Small cigarette makers file suit over state laws (01/13/04)
    Three small cigarette makers filed a lawsuit Monday accusing Louisiana of enacting legislation aimed at preserving Big Tobacco's market share and artificially propping up the major producers' settlement payments to the states. Plaintiffs said the lawsuit was the first targeting 19 states that have similar legislation...
    Lessie Wyatt (01/13/04)
    CAMPBELL, Mo. -- Funeral for Lessie Bea Wyatt, 87, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Cape Girardeau, will be at 1 p.m. today at Landess Funeral Chapel in Campbell. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Campbell. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until time of service...
    Kyrous Streeter (01/13/04)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Kyrous Mabrey Streeter, 86, of Oran died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 1, 1917, in Calhoun County, Miss., son of T.H. and Kate Cooper Streeter. He and Elsie Calhoun were married Dec. 19, 1940, at Lilbourn, Mo...
    Andre Bailey (01/13/04)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Andre D. Bailey, 48, of Anna died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in Carbondale, Ill. Massie Funeral Home in Cairo, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
    Sharon Walker (01/13/04)
    COBDEN, Ill. -- Sharon K. Walker, 52, of Cobden died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. She was born Dec. 22, 1951, in Anna, daughter of Robert and Rosetta Vancil Forehand. She married Ty Walker Nov. 24, 1971, in Muleshoe, Texas...
    Kenneth Break (01/13/04)
    Kenneth Lee Break, 76, of St. Louis, formerly of Cape Girar-deau, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    W.M. Daugherty (01/13/04)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- W.M. "Billy Mac" Daugherty, 71, of Chaffee died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 4, 1932, in Chaffee, son of Claude and Edith Blackwell Daugherty. He and Anita Cowell were married Aug. 11, 1951...
    Janice Meyr (01/13/04)
    Janice L. Meyr, 52, of Jackson died Monday, Dec. 12, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
    Richard Robinette (01/13/04)
    Richard G. Robinette, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Jan. 6, 1917, in Lampasas, Texas, son of John G. and Helen Webster Robinette. He married Virginia Opperman April 21, 1979, in Cape Girar-deau...
    Fordy Bevens (01/13/04)
    THEBES, Ill. -- Fordy Bevens, 36, of Thebes died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at his home. He was born May 11, 1967, in Alexandria Bay, N.Y., son of Ford and Linda May Bevens Jr. He and Penny Sue Embrey were married June 14, 1989. Bevens was employed by city of Cape Girardeau...
    Junior Hanschen (01/13/04)
    Junior Martin "Pete" Hanschen, 80, of Gordonville died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at his home. He was born Jan. 19, 1923, in Gordonville, son of Martin and Clara Eggers Hanschen. He and Doris Albin were married Jan. 19, 1946. Hanschen attended the former Gordonville School, and was a 1941 graduate of Jackson High School. He worked 33 years at International Shoe Co. in Jackson and 10 years at Procter & Gamble, retiring in 1984. He was a lifetime member of Christ Lutheran Church in Gordonville...
    Reda Suchman (01/13/04)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Reda V. Suchman, 91, died Jan. 11, 2004, at Sikeston Health Care in Sikeston. She was born Aug. 20, 1912, in Sikeston, daughter of Squire Spence and Dora Ellen Rudloff Vaughn. She was a member of Tanner Street Church of God. She worked in the food service division of Sikeston Public Schools before retiring...
    Charles Grojean (01/13/04)
    The funeral for Charles W. "Sonny" Grojean, 82, of Cape Girardeau will be at 11 a.m. today at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, with military rites by VFW Post 3838. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral today...
    Helen Dittlinger (01/13/04)
    Helen Elvira Dittlinger, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born at Lutesville, Mo., at the home of her grandmother, Elvira Key Watkins, to Samuel Edward Dial and Beulah Hunt Dial. She married Albert Alphonse Dittlinger July 4, 1935, at Benton, Mo. ...
    Births 1/13/04 (01/13/04)
    Eding Son to Raymond and Kay Eding of West Plains, Mo., Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, 5:11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003. Name, Dawson Cole. Weight, 8 pounds 2 ounces. Third child. Mrs. Eding is the daughter of Breita Church of Cape Gir-ardeau. Eding is the son of Richard and Ella Eding of Willow Springs, Mo...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 1/13/04 (01/13/04)
    Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrestsn Thomas R. Kuehn II, 33, of Box 2577, Route 2, County Road 371, Marble Hill, Mo., was arrested Sunday on suspicion of stealing, possession of a methamphetamine, ingredients to manufacture methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia...
    Cape/Jackson fire reports 1/13/04 (01/13/04)
    Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 10:10 p.m., medical assist at 619 Boxwood. At 10:49 p.m., gas leak at 1630 Kingsway. Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 3:50 a.m., medical assist at 2117 Sherwood...
    Out of the past 1/13/04 (01/13/04)
    10 years ago: Jan. 13, 1994 Cape Girardeau's major street plan for next five years likely will remain unchanged with one exception. POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Telephone bomb threat interrupted classes at Poplar Bluff High School yesterday, just a day after arson threat forced cancellation of all public school classes...
    Freedom in Afghanistan (01/13/04)
    (Toyko) Asahi Shimbun The 2001 Bonn accord, backed by the United Nations, called for setting up an interim government [in Afghanistan] composed of representatives of ethnic groups, establishing a new constitution by the end of 2003 and holding elections in June 2004. The political process up to the halfway point -- enacting a new constitution -- more or less is on schedule...
    Taliban makes comeback (01/13/04)
    Kuwait Times The Bush administration will make a big mistake if it, in its present difficulties in Iraq or its enthusiasm to win the 2004 presidential election, reduces American military presence in Afghanistan, transfers its role there to a regional ally or handles the Taliban issue softly. .....
    Afghan constitution (01/13/04)
    Frankfurter Allgemeine Afghanistan is a state -- but it remains to be seen whether a nation can be made of it. The delegates of the constitutional convention took an important step in that direction. ... It was clear until the last minute how difficult it was for them to agree on a new constitution...
    Old tires still a problem (01/13/04)
    Missouri's 50-cent-per-tire waste fee expired Dec. 31 Since 1990, the $2 million a year generated by the fee was used by the state to clean up unsightly tire dumps. Without the revenue from the fee that is collected for each new tire purchased, state officials say they have no resources to remove 3 million tires that remain in 100 dumps statewide...
    Spend money on education, not outer space (01/13/04)
    To the editor: President Bush wants to spend half a trillion dollars on research for putting human colonies on the moon and Mars. I think space exploration is great. My problem with the whole idea is simple. Where is the half a trillion dollars coming from?...
    Events draw faithful opposed to abortion (01/13/04)
    To the editor: When Jesus returns, will he find faith upon the earth? Do we live two lives, the secular life and the spiritual life of values? Do you say, "I think abortion, euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide or sodomy are morally wrong, but I wouldn't want to impose my morals on everyone?" Every time we refuse to impose our morals on others, we become complicit in the legalization of these crimes...
    Speak Out 01/13/04 (01/13/04)
    Independent audit THE CAPE Girardeau School Board should hire an independent accounting firm to conduct an audit of the district's books. The results could be published right here in the Missourian. That's the only way the public will know where the money is going, where the waste is and what needs to be cut...
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