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Region briefs 4/7/04 (04/07/04)
Charleston man pleads guilty to cocaine charge A Charleston, Mo., man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Tuesday to two felony counts of distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base. Santago Townsend, 21, now faces a maximum punishment of 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine on each count. ...
Southeast custodian charged with assault (04/07/04)
Charges have been filed against an employee of Southeast Missouri State University for allegedly assaulting a fellow employee. According to Assistant Prosecutor Gordon Glaus, Vincent Spicer, 41, of Cape Girardeau was charged with two counts of first-degree class A misdemeanor sexual misconduct, and one count of third-degree class C misdemeanor assault...
Chamber takes charge of Jackson Fourth of July (04/07/04)
The Jackson Chamber of Commerce has taken over the Fourth of July celebration, including the fireworks show, after the Jaycees bowed out of organizing the event. Ken Parrett, the executive director of the Jackson chamber, said the chamber will work to make sure the fireworks show doesn't drop off in quality. The chamber and the city have contributed $5,000, but $5,000 more is needed for the fireworks, Parrett said...
Newcomers win school board races (04/07/04)
Cape Girardeau voters elected two new members to the board of education in Tuesday's election, while Ward 4 voters in Jackson returned Alderman Joe Bob Baker to his seat. In the area's two largest races -- Cape Girardeau and Woodland school districts had seven candidates each -- newcomers were elected over incumbents by wide margins...
Bringing Easter to life (04/07/04)
The Bible doesn't really describe in detail the place where Jesus shares his last meal with his disciples, so the scene at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau isn't meant to be historically accurate. "It puts the worshippers in the frame of mind and almost places them with the disciples at the Last Supper," said the Rev. Scott Moon, the church pastor who portrays Jesus for the Maundy Thursday dramatization...
A tale of two Gerald Joneses (04/07/04)
Keeping up with the Joneses in Cape Girardeau County can be tricky -- especially considering that two of the county's more prominent Joneses share Gerald as a first name. One Gerald Jones is Cape Girardeau County's presiding commissioner and owner and president of The Cash-Book Journal in Jackson. The other owns Pyramid Clinical Services Inc. in Cape Girardeau and is president of the Cape Girardeau Country Club Board of Governors...
Holy Week services in the area (04/07/04)
THURSDAY Maundy Thursday service with communion at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Hanover Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. Maundy Thursday service with communion at 4 and 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. Maundy Thursday communion worship at 4 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. An abbreviated form of the Passover supper, the "Meal in the Upper Room" will be held at 7 p.m. at the church. Reservations are necessary. Call 334-4600 for details...
Heartland Heroes (04/07/04)
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Club news 4/7/04 (04/07/04)
Exchange Club The Exchange Club of Cape Girardeau met March 2 and 16 at Port Cape Girardeau. Larry Simon was in charge of the program on March 2, and Vernon Auer presented the One Nation Under God program on March 16...
Just one call before digging could avoid cost of repair, danger (04/07/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Digging in haste on a corner fence post hole last July, a Kansas City homeowner sliced right through a fiber optic cable two feet below the surface, interrupting phone service to 18,000 customers. A couple of weeks later, another warm-weather fence post digger in Jefferson City carved into buried phone lines, forcing 911 calls to be rerouted, disrupting Internet service and automatic teller machines...
Education budget exceeds governor's request (04/07/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- House Republicans on Tuesday offered a revised state spending plan that would allocate more money for elementary and secondary education than requested by Democratic Gov. Bob Holden, who for the last year has accused the chamber's majority party of failing to provide ample funding for public schools...
Senate toughens rules on seat belts (04/07/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Police would be able to initiate traffic stops solely on the belief that a motorist or passenger isn't wearing his seat belt under a bill the Senate approved Tuesday. State Sen. Jon Dolan, R-Lake St. Louis, said his narrowly tailored proposal is a small infringement of individual choice that is outweighed by the state's interest in improving safety...
Center for troubled clergy draws fear (04/07/04)
PACIFIC, Mo. -- A religious order's plan for a center for troubled priests to be located near this community outside of St. Louis is raising concern from residents of the area. Catholic priests with Servants of the Paraclete, an order that looks after other religious clergy, want to develop a facility for priests who suffer from problems including alcoholism, depression and pedophilia, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday...
Government policy proposes expansion of drug screening (04/07/04)
WASHINGTON -- The hair, saliva and sweat of federal workers could be tested for drug use under a government policy proposed Tuesday that could set screening standards for millions of private employers. The proposal will expand the methods to detect drug use among 1.6 million federal workers beyond urine samples. ...
ACLU wants court to declare 'no-fly' list unconstitutional (04/07/04)
WASHINGTON -- David Nelson is a law-abiding 34-year-old lawyer from Belleville, Ill. But he says the government treats him as if he's a threat to commercial aviation who shouldn't be allowed on a plane. Nelson says he believes his name appears on the government's "no-fly list," people deemed too dangerous to board commercial flights. For Nelson, it's a case of mistaken identity: he's not the David Nelson the government believes is a threat...
Florida's illegal aliens could get licenses under bill (04/07/04)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Gov. Jeb Bush endorsed a bill to allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses, saying they are in the state anyway and officials should accept that fact. The bill he is backing has enough safeguards that it would ensure terrorists are not getting licenses, Bush said Monday...
Bank of America job cutbacks shouldn't affect area branches (04/07/04)
The cutting of 12,500 jobs by Bank of America Corp. should not include any Southeast Missouri employees, according to bank officials. Representatives of Bank of America made the announcement on Monday, saying cutbacks will take place over the next two years and are a result of its merger with FleetBoston Financial Corp...
Train derails in rural Mississippi; one person dead (04/07/04)
YAZOO CITY, Miss. -- An Amtrak passenger train derailed in rural central Mississippi late Tuesday, killing at least one person on board and injuring as many as 70. The 10-car train, traveling from New Orleans to Chicago, toppled onto its side about 25 miles north of Jackson, authorities said...
Not-so-natural selection (04/07/04)
CHICAGO -- Boy or girl? Now you can pick the sex of your baby in the privacy of your own home. Or so the Internet sellers of sex-selection kits would have you believe. The latest fad in babymaking offers guaranteed, worry-free gender selection for just $199 plus shipping. Some experts call it "snake oil."...
Woman guilty of falsely claiming jackpot prize (04/07/04)
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- A woman who claimed that she bought and lost a $162 million lottery ticket was found guilty Tuesday of filing a false police report. She was fined $1,000 and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service. Elecia Battle, 41, of Cleveland, also was ordered to pay $5,596.71 in restitution for police overtime, security and other costs related to the case. ...
Nader calls for Bush to be impeached over Iraq war (04/07/04)
CHICAGO -- Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader called Tuesday for President Bush to be impeached for "deceiving the American people night after night after night" about U.S. involvement in Iraq. "When you plunge our country into war on a platform of fabrications and deceptions, and you bring back thousands of American soldiers who are sick, injured or dead, and that war is unconstitutionally authorized to begin with, Mr. ...
Iran to clear up remaining suspicions about nuclear program (04/07/04)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran promised to prove by mid-May that it doesn't want to build nuclear weapons, the chief U.N. nuclear inspector said Tuesday. Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said Iranian leaders assured him they know they must cooperate with the Vienna-based nuclear watchdog. The international community has become increasingly suspicious that Tehran is hiding evidence about its nuclear program...
Report - British, U.S. agencies foil chemical attack in Britain (04/07/04)
LONDON -- British and U.S. intelligence agencies and police foiled a plot to create a chemical vapor bomb in Britain, the British Broadcasting Corp. said on Tuesday. The alleged plot involved osmium tetroxide, a catalyst used in industry, but there was no indication that the suspected plotters had obtained any of the substance, the BBC said, citing security sources...
Lithuanian lawmakers vote to oust president (04/07/04)
VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Lawmakers narrowly ousted Lithuania's scandal-ridden president Tuesday for abuse of office, ending the Baltic state's worst political crisis since it gained independence from Moscow. The ouster of President Rolandas Paksas in a secret ballot came less than three weeks before the country joins the European Union on May 1...
Rwandan genocide survivors relive horror (04/07/04)
KIGALI, Rwanda -- For most Rwandans, the memory of genocide, rapes and murders are still fresh some 10 years after more than 500,000 people were hacked, shot and clubbed to death in the 100-day killing spree in this tiny central African country. Today African leaders and U.S. and European officials in the capital, Kigali, will mark the 10th anniversary of the slaughter that began on April 7, 1994...
Militants get death sentence for murder of American aid worker (04/07/04)
AMMAN, Jordan -- Eight al-Qaida-linked militants were convicted and sentenced to death Tuesday in the murder of a U.S. aid employee in 2002, but six of them -- including a Jordanian terror chief -- remain at large. The slaying of Laurence Foley in 2002 stunned Jordan, a close U.S. ally and peace partner with Israel...
Audiotape from al-Qaida claims responsibility for Iraq attacks (04/07/04)
The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A man claiming to be a senior al-Qaida figure that the United States believes is operating in Iraq has released a tape calling for the country's Sunni Muslims to fight Shiites and claiming responsibility for high-profile attacks there...
Iraq developments 4/7/04 (04/07/04)
A radical Shiite cleric sought by U.S. forces said he was willing to die resisting any attempt to capture him. Aides said Muqtada al-Sadr moved from the fortress-like mosque in Kufa, where he had been holed up, to the nearby holy city of Najaf. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said American military commanders in Iraq will get additional troops if they request them. About 135,000 U.S. troops now are in Iraq -- "an unusually high level," Rumsfeld said...
Flood evacueees return to ruins in Mexican city (04/07/04)
PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico -- People who were driven from riverside neighborhoods by deadly flooding returned to water-logged homes in this northern Mexican city to salvage their belongings Tuesday. City officials raised the death toll to 34. Many residents began burying the dead, and large trucks started clearing the streets of debris...
Marines assault Fallujah; fighting escalates (04/07/04)
NAJAF, Iraq -- Insurgents and rebellious Shiites mounted a string of attacks across Iraq's Shiite south and U.S. Marines launched a major assault on the turbulent Sunni city of Fallujah on Tuesday. Up to a dozen Marines, two more coalition soldiers and at least 66 Iraqis were reported killed...
ND uses two-out rallies to nip Tigers (04/07/04)
Central starter Cory Huskey threw three strong innings for the Tigers in a five-inning start Tuesday at Notre Dame. Unfortunately for the Tigers (1-4), in the second and fourth inning Huskey's control got away from him, and so did the game. Notre Dame (7-2) scored one run in the second and four in the fourth, with the help of five walks and an error, and held on for a 5-4 win...
Johnson named Southeast Missourian Player of the Year (04/07/04)
Three times an all-state selection. Two times a state champion. Add two-time Southeast Missourian Player of the Year to the list. Bell City senior Dominitrix Johnson's numerous achievements, which included a 40-point performance in the Class 1 state title game, helped to earn him the title of this year's Southeast Missourian Player of the Year...
Perryville turns back Scott City (04/07/04)
Scott City outhit Perryville but fell six runs short in a 13-7 home loss Tuesday in high school baseball action. Jonathon Barr and Seth Ward each had three hits for Scott City (1-3),. Scott City had 13 hits overall, while Perryville had 11. Cory Buerck had three hits and pitched a complete game for Perryville (7-2). The Pirates had five triples, including two by Shaun Roth...
Indians try to recover from loss with home game today (04/07/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team will try to bounce back from a tough loss when it steps out of league play today to face an NAIA opponent. Freed-Hardeman, located in Henderson, Tenn., will provide the opposition in a 3 p.m. first pitch at Capaha Field...
Southeast coach caps weekend with a win (04/07/04)
A busy weekend was well worth it for Southeast Missouri State University first-year cross country and assistant track coach Eric Heins. Heins put in plenty of time Friday and Saturday coaching Southeast's athletes and helping with various aspects of the meet during the school's 23rd annual Gatorade Classic...
Painter undecided as he waits on offer from Purdue (04/07/04)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Matt Painter says he is torn between staying at Southern Illinois to continue building a program he helped revive or leaving for Purdue, where he would be an assistant coach before eventually taking over as head coach. The Southern Illinois coach said he met with Purdue's president and athletic director on Sunday and discussed the possibility of becoming an assistant there under Gene Keady for next season before taking over for the longtime Boilermakers coach in the next five years. ...
Two can at UConn (04/07/04)
NEW ORLEANS -- Make it a double for UConn. Connecticut's women completed an NCAA Division I championship sweep for the school by beating Tennessee 70-61 Tuesday night, one day after the men's team won their tournament. With key contributions from everyone and with Diana Taurasi leading the way, the Huskies captured their third straight title. It was further confirmation that UConn has supplanted Tennessee as the top program in the women's game...
Brewers thwart Cards' second try at win No.1 (04/07/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The Milwaukee Brewers got home runs from newcomers Craig Counsell, Lyle Overbay and Chad Moeller on Tuesday night in a 7-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Winning pitcher Doug Davis worked into the seventh inning and the Brewers battered St. Louis pitching for the second straight day. Milwaukee moved to 2-0 for the first time since 1995, when it won its first three games...
Area sports digest 4/7/04 (04/07/04)
Scorpions place second The Kohlfeld Scorpions reached the championship game of the All Fools Tournament at Southern Illinois University on Saturday but suffered a 22-17 loss to the Eastern Illinois Panthers Rugby Club. The Scorpions (11-2) picked up three wins to reach the final. Kohlfeld defeated the Western Illinois Bulldogs Rugby Club 45-10, and then stopped Western Kentucky University 35-12. The Scorpions' final victory was a 32-5 triumph over the Tennessee Tech Rugby Club...
Sports digest 4/7/05 (04/07/04)
Baseball George Bamberger, a former major league pitcher who managed Milwaukee's "Bambi's Bombers" teams in the late 1970s, died of cancer. He was 80. Bamberger, who also managed the New York Mets, died Sunday at home in North Redington Beach, Fla., according to Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home and Cemetery in Seminole...
Cooked ham gives more flavor to spring dishes (04/07/04)
It's spring, and it's appealing to turn to fresher fare -- a little lighter in approach, food to tickle the taste buds, to make the most of seasonal items. After hearty holiday meals you may have some good ham to use up in casual dishes, perhaps leftover hard-boiled eggs, too...
Low-fat stuffed shells use mouthwatering seafood filling (04/07/04)
These seafood-stuffed pasta shells have a mouthwatering appearance, and they'd make a great party dish -- the recipe makes enough for 10 main-dish servings. The jumbo shells are easy to serve and easy to eat, filled with shrimp and scrod, topped with seasoned bread crumbs...
Marvelous marshmallows (04/07/04)
Last night I dreamed I ate a 10-pound marshmallow," the late Tommy Cooper used to tell his audiences. "And when I woke up, the pillow was gone." The fez-wearing British comedian probably would not have fared very well on the marshmallow test, created by psychologists at Stanford University in the late 1960s and found to be a reliable predictor of academic success. ...
The early birds catch dinner (04/07/04)
A dining phenomenon unique to Florida is the early bird special. In Missouri, you've got your lunch special and then dinner. Here, there's an in-between period when people who are in bed by 8 p.m. want to eat dinner. As a reward for being "early birds," they get a couple of bucks off...
Try a new recipe for this year's Easter dinner (04/07/04)
Easter has so many neat legends surrounding the different symbols and meanings for the holiday. There is the legend of the dogwood tree, which has been one of my favorites for many years. Now, in the past several years, the legend of the pretzel has become popular. ...
Dear Auntie (04/07/04)
You know I got to say I feel sooooooooo loved. Running around town during the last two months I've had a total of 3 people stop me and ask me " How come I wasn't writing my column anymore?". Was it my pithy wit that you missed in my column ? No, They missed that my life sounded more pathetic than theirs.( Insert ego deflation here)...
Off! the Wall 8-Ball (04/07/04)
1. Do mean people ever get theirs? Answer: Concentrate and try again. Answer 2: As I see it, yes! 2. Will Janet's other breast be exposed? Answer: Signs point to yes. 3. Is Michael Jackson guilty? Answer: Without a doubt. 4. Do bad guys ever get caught?...
The Zone Insider (04/07/04)
Well, this is a strange month for the Insider. After March's events, the Insider's getting a chance at a radio show for April (or until the basketball games come back.) Trouble is, I donit know how to do a radio show (Sundays, 6PM - 10PM). But at least I got my own message board now (1071thezone.proboards23.com) Advice and comments are appreciated...
Bluejam Grassfest (04/07/04)
Gettin' Lucky productions is proud to announce, the 2004 BlueJam GrassFest Music and Camping Festival that will take place April 23-24, 2004 at the Shawnee Natural Amphitheater. Headlining the event is nationally known Grateful Dead Tribute Band The Schwag from St. ...
Local music schedule (04/07/04)
WEDNESDAY- APRIL 7 Bruce Zimmerman - California Juice Club 8pm Karaoke - Brothers Lounge 8pm THURSDAY- APRIL 8 Bruce Zimmerman & The Water St. Blues Band - Port Cape 9pm FRIDAY - APRIL 9 Intention - Our House 9pm Jeff Hankins Band - Broussard's 9pm...
Screen Time (04/07/04)
Wow, you'd think the summer season started already! Letís get going WALKING TALL Where's my generation's Joe Don Baker? It sure ain't the Rock; he has to take it down a notch for this based-on-a-true-story remake. If Rock was being the Rock, this "cleaning-up-town" act would take twenty minutes. LOOK FOR: Johnny Knoxville, because somebody has to show us how much it hurts...
Mayfest at Owl Creek Vineyard (04/07/04)
It's just a short drive across the Mississippi to Owl Creek Vineyard in Cobden, Ill. Owl Creek is a small winery and vineyard operation that opened in 1995. For the 2003 vintage season, about 51,500 pounds of grapes were crushed producing about 3,200 gallons of wine...
Low Carb Kill Your T.V. (04/07/04)
I give 110% at work each week. 20% on Monday, 25% on Tuesday, 35% on Wednesday, and 25% on Thursday. That way I can give 5% on Friday. So if you're boss asks you to give 110% you can do so without a problem. Because nothing beats a 5% Friday! The FCC should stand for Federation of Controlling Communists. ...
'Dirty Blonde' taping invites police action (04/07/04)
PASADENA, Calif. -- One person apparently thought the Pasadena Playhouse's stage production of "Dirty Blonde" was worth immortalizing. Police were called to the theater Sunday after a man was caught illegally videotaping an afternoon performance of the play about the actress Mae West, officials said...
Oliver Stone goes 'Looking for Fidel' (04/07/04)
NEW YORK -- It's not so surprising that Oliver Stone, a director whose incendiary world view sparked such features as "JFK" and "Natural Born Killers," would be drawn to Fidel Castro. Here's another tough guy with whom he could compare notes on running the show...
Prime-time ratings (04/07/04)
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen Media Research for March 29 to April 4. Listings include the week's ranking, with viewership for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses. An "X" in parentheses denotes a one-time-only presentation...
Steve Ewing to visit Cape (04/07/04)
April 23, Steve Ewing is coming to Cape Girardeau with his new project to do a show with the Tone Def All-Stars. The show will be free at Breakaways. If you haven't heard any of his new stuff, its available on-line at www.steviee.com. Los Angeles-based musician Steve Ewing, co-founder and lead singer of the alternative rock band 'The Urge', has launched his long awaited solo project with a new seven song recording entitles "Here we go again," a series of Southern California shows, and an extensive fall and winter U.S. ...
Leonard Beckett (04/07/04)
Leonard Leroy Beckett, 74, of Scott City died Monday, April 5, 2004, at the home of a daughter in Scott City. He was born Feb. 10, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, son of John L. and Clemia A. Brown Beckett. He and Donna Marie Rhodes were married in 1959 in Cape Girardeau. She died Nov. 3, 1978...
Earl Fulford (04/07/04)
Earl Howard Fulford, 83, of LeRoy, Ill., died Monday, April 5, 2004, at LeRoy Manor. He was born Dec. 2, 1920, in Rockwood, Ill., son of Earl Everett and Grace Ruth Hindman Fulford. He and Mildred Caroline Wohlwend were married June 29, 1952, in Cape Girardeau. She died in April 2001...
Births 4/7/04 (04/07/04)
Beckmann Son to Michael P. and Tracie L. Beckmann of O'Fallon, Mo., St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo., 7:18 p.m. Monday, March 22, 2004. Name, Carter Davis. Weight, 7 pounds 8 ounces. First child. Mrs. Beckmann is the former Tracie Allen, daughter of James and Pat Allen of Cape Girardeau. She is rehab manager at Surrey Place in Chesterfield. Beckmann is the son of Joseph and Patricia Beckmann of Potosi, Mo. He is a software consultant with C.M. Systems Inc...
Largest meth bust in area nets arrest of Canadian (04/07/04)
A Canadian woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony methamphetamine related charges, wrapping up the largest pseudoe-phedrine/methamphetamine case ever handled in this district. Krystina Randles, 36, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada was arrested June 26, 2003, in West Midlands, England. ...
Cape fire report 4/7/04 (04/07/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Monday: At 5:47 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at Highway 74 and South Silver Springs Road. At 6:09 p.m., an illegal burn at 185 Garnet. At 6:52 p.m., a stove fire at 716 N. Sprigg. At 7:25 p.m., a medical assist at 1333 N. Sprigg...
Cape/Jackson police reports 4/7/04 (04/07/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Carol D. Dias, 43, 2700 Pioneer Drive, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Monday on suspicion of DWI and failure to drive within traffic lanes...
Out of the past 4/7/04 (04/07/04)
10 years ago: April 7, 1994 In aftermath of stunning defeat of constitutional amendment that jeopardizes viability of riverboat gambling in Missouri, state officials are going back to drawing board trying to decide next step. Former Cape Girardeau County assessor, John L. Wescoat, 88, died April 5 at local hospital; Wescoat served on committee that secured Trail of Tears State Park and secured options on land for that park...
Corrections 4/7/04 (04/07/04)
In Friday's edition, the police report should have stated that Krystal Gail Meador, 19, was arrested for suspicion of stealing, and a male in the same incident was cited into juvenile court. In Tuesday's edition, a story on the Cape Girardeau City Council's vote Monday night to increase park fees should have said that Councilman Jay Purcell voted against the increase, which passed on a 6-1 vote...
Providing care (04/07/04)
Finding affordable health care is tough when people with limited or no financial resources can't locate a dentist who accepts Medicaid payments or need to fill a prescription but don't have the insurance coverage or the cash to pay for it. There doesn't seem to be any end to the rising health-care costs Americans see today. ...
What's to come, if vote goes to left (04/07/04)
To the editor: It spells trouble for America if the national election goes to the left. Outcomes would be having the United Nations over our military operations, a huge delay in our economic rebound, ridiculous incursions of the government into health-care services, the triggering of trade wars, legal rights for terrorists who kill Americans overseas, the raising of federal gasoline taxes and a weakening of our military and missile defense...
Statements show all of one mind (04/07/04)
To the editor: Left-wing groups have increased their pressure on Congress to censure the president as a first step toward demanding impeachment. They reason the president lied to the public and Congress in order to invade Iraq. They must have forgotten what U.S. ...
At every turn, there's Cheney (04/07/04)
To the editor: Connect the dots. Who was appointed to be the agent for recruiting the candidate for vice president? Dick Cheney. Who was chosen as the vice presidential candidate? Dick Cheney. Who must accompany the president to meet with the 9-11 commission? Dick Cheney. Who is the guardian of the Republican partisan agenda? .....
Facts contradict Bush doublethink (04/07/04)
To the editor: A recent letter perpetuates the Orwellian doublethink of the Bush administration, which tries to link Saddam Hussein with Islamic extremists by simply mentioning them together. The facts flatly contradict this. As a secular dictator who treated Islamic leaders harshly, Saddam was the exact opposite of an Islamic extremist...
Author knows about secrecy (04/07/04)
To the editor: I see we have another expose of the Bush White House on the way. The latest best seller-to-be is by none other than John Dean. Remember him? He was President Nixon's counsel who served time for his role in Watergate. The book, to be released later this week, is "The Secret Presidency of George W. ...
Speak Out 4/7/04 (04/07/04)
Proud of soldiers I AM so proud of the American soldier. By helping to secure peace abroad, he is protecting us at home. Through her courage, kindness and restraint, she is converting enemies to friends. All our soldiers are heroes. Praise them for their dedication and sacrifice and courage and strength in Iraq and Afghanistan. Support them with your prayers. They are doing good work, and the world will be a safer place because of it. I am so proud of them...
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