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Stories from Sunday, May 2, 2004

Drizzle doesn't keep golfers away from New Hamburg fund raiser (05/02/04)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Clouds and drizzle didn't hurt attendance at the 19th annual Kow Pasture Klassic at Schindler's Tavern on Saturday. Sixty five teams signed up this year, an increase from 40 last year, according to Jenny Grojean, who owns the tavern with her husband, Jason. The event began at 8 a.m. and continued until 3:30 p.m. with teams teeing off every 10 minutes...
Cat reunited with owner after seven years (05/02/04)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Cheyenne, a cat that vanished in Florida seven years ago and was recently found wandering the streets of San Francisco, has been reunited with her owner. Pamela Edwards was flown to San Francisco Wednesday at Ellen DeGeneres' expense to pick up her pet at the city's Animal Care and Control department. Edwards and her daughter then went to Los Angeles to tape a future episode of DeGeneres' show...
Odd briefs 15A (05/02/04)
Madison's watered-down beer quota allows 4 kegs MADISON, Wis. -- Police set a beer quota on an annual spring block party that draws thousands of drunken revelers, but Saturday's partiers weren't exactly tapped out: The limit was four kegs per household. ...
Professional group topic on KRCU (05/02/04)
The International Association of Administrative Professionals will be the focus of KRCU's "Going Public" radio show today. Sherri Jenkins and Patty Eck, members of the IAAP, will discuss the association, Administrative Professionals Week and certification for such staff...
World briefs 14A (05/02/04)
U.S. troops kill alleged attacker in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. troops shot and killed a man who threw hand grenades at their patrol in southeastern Afghanistan, the Afghan and U.S. military said Saturday. The attack happened Friday in Khost, 90 miles south of the capital, Kabul, said Khial Baz, the military commander for Khost province. ...
Embracing the Indian (05/02/04)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Arkansas State University does more than pay lip service to its Indian nickname. The school has its Indian family -- three students who dress up as a Plains Indian princess, Indian chief and brave. Campus buildings are named for Indian tribes...
Teen faces drug charges as adult (05/02/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Perryville teen was recently certified as an adult and served warrants related to methamphetamine arrests made April 1, according to the Perry County Sheriff's Department. Cody W. French, 16, was arrested during a search of a home at 425 N. Main St. in Perryville, along with another 16-year-old and three adults, Shawn L. Niccum, Jennifer A. Hahn and John French, all age 18. Police found an active meth lab at the site...
Scouts take soggy look into outer space (05/02/04)
An overnight stay at the airport was rough on Boy Scout Brent Englehart. Storms stretching from Friday night into Saturday just kept coming, bringing thunder, lightning and, worst of all, rain. Englehart had to endure it all in a tent set up outside the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport...
Nebraska professor develops robotic highway barrels, cones (05/02/04)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The orange construction cones and barrels that litter Nebraska's highways may be going high-tech. A University of Nebraska professor has developed robotic cones and barrels that can move out of the way, or into place, from computer commands made miles away...
Pro-life organization against state bond issue for university (05/02/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- When it comes to mobilizing support or opposition on a particular issue, Missouri Right to Life is among the most adept of Capitol lobbying groups. The group's latest target is a proposed $350 million bond sale to fund capital improvements at higher education institutions...
Poker for free springing up at bars in Midwest (05/02/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Dave Wallace spent 10 years listening to amateurs crooning away on stage. He had heard enough. "I was so tired of karaoke," said Wallace, a karaoke bar entrepreneur from Wichita, Kan. The region was saturated with karaoke spots, and he wanted offer bar patrons something new. ...
Woman in Air National Guard gets Bronze Star (05/02/04)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- An air traffic controller from northwest Missouri is the first woman in the Missouri Air National Guard to receive the Bronze Star for her work in northern Iraq. Master Sgt. Lettia Whitaker was scheduled to receive the medal on Saturday for establishing the first air control service in northern Iraq that supported about 4,800 combat sorties...
Bill would let public know more about hospital infections (05/02/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Experts estimate that one person in 20 picks up an infection during a hospital stay. Some legislators say the public deserves to know how often -- and where -- hospital-acquired infections occur in Missouri. Bills pending in the legislature would require hospitals to report such information to state health officials, who would compile the data and make it available to the public...
Doctors' worst of times (05/02/04)
PEORIA, Ill. -- When Dr. Julie Wohrley was in medical school almost 20 years ago, there was no lesson on breaking bad news to patients. In fact, she was taught never to show emotion, even when saying the worst. "There was no formal education. We mostly learned while we were caring for people, on the job," said Wohrley, a pediatric intensivist at OSF St. Francis Medical Center...
Tax break for elderly awaits Holden's OK (05/02/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For some elderly Missourians, the annual arrival of property tax bills can lead to worries about how long they will be able to afford to keep their homes. Legislation awaiting the governor's signature, however, would afford property tax relief to senior citizens who find themselves unable to keep up with the ever-growing financial burden...
Female sex offender to men's facility (05/02/04)
GIG HARBOR, Wash. -- For the past six years, convicted child rapist Laura Faye McCollum has lived a lonely existence inside the state's women's prison. On Monday, she is scheduled to move to the new Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island to live among 190 other dangerous sex offenders -- all of them men...
Methodists vote against homosexuality (05/02/04)
PITTSBURGH -- United Methodist law clearly teaches that the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching, the highest court in the denomination ruled Saturday. The Judicial Council, in a 6-3 vote Saturday, said violating Methodist law on homosexuality could be cause for removal from church office...
Supreme Court justice suffers injuries in assault (05/02/04)
WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice David Souter suffered minor injuries when a group of young men assaulted him as he jogged on a city street, a court spokeswoman said Saturday. The attack occurred about 9 p.m. Friday, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. ...
Gunmen, Fallujah residents celebrate Marine pullback (05/02/04)
FALLUJAH, Iraq -- Gunmen waved their weapons in Fallujah's streets and outside car windows Saturday, cheering what they called a victory as U.S. forces pulled back. But the Marines insisted they weren't going far and a new Iraqi force taking the front line will root out die-hard insurgents...
Iraqi official wants probe of U.S. abuse (05/02/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A member of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council demanded Saturday that Iraqi authorities investigate reports that American guards abused inmates in the very prison where Saddam Hussein's regime tortured opponents. As international condemnation intensified, the scandal broadened with a British newspaper publishing new photographs of a hooded Iraqi prisoner, who reportedly was beaten and humiliated by British troops. ...
Gunmen kill at least six at Saudi oil plant, drag body through (05/02/04)
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- Attackers sprayed gunfire inside a Saudi oil contractor's office Saturday, killing at least five Westerners -- including two Americans -- and wounding at least 25 others. Police killed four gunmen in a shootout after a bloody car chase in which the attackers dragged the naked body of one victim behind their getaway car...
Evolving Europe (05/02/04)
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Revelers across ex-communist eastern Europe celebrated their historic entry to the European Union on Saturday amid scattered protests by demonstrators decrying a loss of national sovereignty. The overall jubilation differed sharply from May Days under communism, when people were forced to march in parades carrying banners of Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin and Soviet flags and listen to dreary speeches by party apparatchiks...
Day of protests (05/02/04)
Workers and activists across the world used May Day rallies Saturday to press demands as varied as strengthened labor rights, an end to the war in Iraq and reunification of the Koreas. In the only apparent violence on International Workers Day, clashes erupted between youths and police in Berlin after a peaceful leftist demonstration. About 170 people were arrested...
SEMO Conference games postponed, set for Monday (05/02/04)
Southeast Missourian The SEMO Conference baseball tournament was scheduled to resume on Saturday, but once again Mother Nature had other plans. All four quarterfinal games on Saturday were washed out, forcing play to be rescheduled for Monday. Both the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds will be played Monday, with the finals tentatively scheduled for Tuesday at a time to be determined...
Central girls take first at Poplar Bluff (05/02/04)
The Central girls track and field team took first place at the Poplar Bluff Invitational late Friday night behind nine first-place finishes. The Tigers tallied 180 points to Jackson's 161. Nicole Jackson won the 100- and 200-meter runs for Central, and Dani Gross won the long jump and triple jump...
Obergoenner eyes state title (05/02/04)
Over the course of his high school golfing career, Central senior Todd Obergoenner has experienced a good deal of success. Obergoenner has qualified for the state tournament the past two years, finishing 20th as a sophomore and climbing all the way to No. 5 last year...
Southeast games postponed, rescheduled for noon today (05/02/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's baseball and softball teams both had scheduled home doubleheaders with Ohio Valley Conference opponent Eastern Kentucky rained out Saturday. The Indians and Otahkians will attempt to play noon doubleheaders today instead of regularly scheduled single games. At most, both teams will only be able to get in two games of scheduled three-game series. Any rained out OVC contests are not made up...
Broshuis shuts out top-ranked Texas (05/02/04)
Advance High School graduate Garrett Broshuis allowed just four hits and struck out a career-high nine in eight innings to lead Missouri's baseball team to an 8-0 victory Saturday over No. 1 Texas. The Tigers (27-16-1, 6-10 Big 12 Conference) have won the first two games of the series against the Longhorns (41-8, 13-6). The squads play again today in Columbia, Mo...
FanSpeak 5/2/04 (05/02/04)
More NASCAR, please I'VE WAITED and waited and waited through the season for NASCAR reporting. I guess they don't realize that there are thousands of NASCAR fans in the area. There's people that meet every Sunday before the races, get together and go over their pools and watch the races together. ...
Area Digest 5/2/04 (05/02/04)
Johnson tops at Kimbeland Barbara Johnson was the medalist Thursday in the Kimbeland Ladies Golf League. Play of the day was "Best score on the par-4s." Johnson won the championship flight, Dorothy Holland in the A flight and Janis Gilbert in the B flight...
Cubs' Clement cools off Cards (05/02/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Another stingy outing by Matt Clement helped him beat the St. Louis Cardinals for the first time in his career. Clement worked eight strong innings for his first victory over St. Louis in eight starts, and Aramis Ramirez hit a three-run homer to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-2 victory Saturday night...
Ellis leads among those finished at HP Classic (05/02/04)
NEW ORLEANS -- Danny Ellis took a one-stroke lead in the rain-plagued HP Classic, finishing off a 9-under 63 and adding a 66 in the second round. Charles Howell III (66-64) was second, and Masters champion Phil Mickelson (67-65) was three strokes back along with Matt Kuchar (69-63), Craig Bowden (66-66) and Ken Duke (64-68)...
Pleasure before business (05/02/04)
ST. LOUIS -- If St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz needs any landscaping done at his home, he knows who to turn to for advice. Then again, Jason Shivers would rather Martz keep him on for another job. Shivers, the Rams' fifth-round selection in the NFL draft from Arizona State, owns his own business, Shivers Landscaping, in Phoenix...
Smarty prances to muddy victory (05/02/04)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Smarty Jones splashed his way past Lion Heart in the stretch and won America's premier horse race Saturday. The victory triggered the biggest payoff in the game, with the undefeated favorite earning a $5 million bonus from Oaklawn Park along with the Derby winner's share of $854,800...
Playoff schedule makes teams antsy (05/02/04)
The glacial pace of the NBA playoffs produced a day without basketball Saturday, the nine remaining teams -- seven of which have already advanced to the second round -- spending their time on practice courts instead of inside arenas. "We're trying to keep sharp and keep fresh at the same time. It's a little bit of a challenge," said Indiana Pacers coach Rick Carlisle, whose team is going through a longer state of limbo than any other playoff team...
Going batty can be a good thing (05/02/04)
In the game of blackjack, an ace and a king make a strong hand. Who would worry about a hand like that? Only someone unfamiliar with blackjack. In the game of insect control, bats and people can make a strong hand as well, but you have to understand the game to win...
Shooting range opens in Steele, Mo. (05/02/04)
Special to the Southeast Missourian STEELE, Mo. -- There's a new home on the range in the bootheel. The Steele Firearms Training Complex opened to the public on Saturday. The shooting range will be open 2-6 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday; and 2-6 p.m. on Saturdays...
Amano may be able to defy long odds to make the Titans (05/02/04)
Like Willie Ponder last year, Eugene Amano won't be favored to make the National Football League as a late draft choice. But Amano appears to have quite a bit going for him as he tries to join Ponder in being the second former Southeast Missouri State University star in the past two years to buck the odds and reach the NFL...
Improving a Classic (05/02/04)
NEW YORK -- The five-pocket jean is a classic -- no doubt about it -- but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. This might be the right time for denim devotees to take a look at some newer models since a new generation of jeans has been born, emphasizing both fit and fashion...
Summer signals new look in beauty products (05/02/04)
NEW YORK-- It's time to let your hair down. Or is it time to pull it back? Now that you're feeling that warm breeze in your hair, try a little more wave and cut some bangs, suggests stylist Oscar Blandi. "What's happening now, as we go into spring, is a lot of bangs, layers to contrast the face -- not layers all over -- and you also will see a lot of short bobs," Blandi says...
Small-town charm (05/02/04)
America was built on small-town values with neighbors pitching in to take care of neighbors, parades to celebrate the big moments of a town's life. and houses with front porches. That small-town life is the setting for the house at 816 E. Olive St. in Scott City. The house is nestled in a quiet neighborhood built on a hill. Though it's less than 2 years old, it fits in well with the terrain. Its beige vinyl siding is low maintenance yet classic in its style...
Scent of spring in the air (05/02/04)
Which do you enjoy more, the colors or the aromas of spring? The colors are more apparent, but the scents -- they're delicious. And, as with the colors, one by one the different aromas come and go. Trying to decide which is best brings to mind an old Disney movie in which Davy Crockett was trying to judge pies at a fair. Whichever pie he had just taken a bite of was his favorite...
Sacred Blue's style is all rock 'n' roll (05/02/04)
No rock 'n' roller would be complete without jeans, and the creators of the Sacred Blue brand say jeans aren't complete without a little rock 'n' roll. "When real rock 'n' roll was coming up -- I'm talking about Zeppelin and The Ramones -- they (band members) were always wearing denim, and it was always worn denim. Sacred Denim wants to be that true denim, one of a kind, that fits to your body over time," says marketing director Tara Narayan...
'The Simpsons' cast finally settles salary dispute (05/02/04)
LOS ANGELES -- A month after stalled contract renewal talks led the voices of "The Simpsons" to stop work, both the actors and Fox are getting more "D'oh!" Terms of the deal were not announced. "We couldn't be happier to have reached a multiyear deal with the enormously talented cast of 'The Simpsons,"' series producer 20th Century Fox Television said Friday in a statement...
Uproar over 'Nightline' war casualties list grows (05/02/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Ted Koppel solemnly read aloud the names of 721 U.S. servicemen and women killed in the Iraq war during an unusual edition of "Nightline" Friday. Koppel's recitation -- illustrated with corresponding photo, military branch, rank and age of each of the fallen since March 19, 2003 -- occupied the expanded 40-minute program...
Jimmy Williams (05/02/04)
Jimmy Lee Williams, 61, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, April 30, 2004, at his home. He was born Jan. 18, 1943, at Crump, son of Oliver A. and Beulah Barks Williams. He and Valerie Feltus Wilson were married Nov. 26, 1988, in Cape Girardeau. Williams graduated from Delta High School in 1960. ...
Ben Reiminger (05/02/04)
Benjamin Theodore Reiminger, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, April 30, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 27, 1913, at Randles, son of Anton J. and Corena Mier Reiminger. He and Geri Statler were married Aug. 15, 1961, at Cape Girardeau...
Russell Hill (05/02/04)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Russell Miles Hill, 88, of McClure died Friday, April 30, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 15, 1915, at McClure, son of John T. and Allie Chapman Hill; he was raised by John and Maude Johnson Hill. He and Marjorie Westerwelle were married Nov. 16, 1941, in Reno, Nev...
Gerri Lawson (05/02/04)
Gerri M. Lawson, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, April 30, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Feb. 2, 1942, at Benton, Mo., daughter of Victor and Lillie LeDure Welter. She and James Lawson were married Jan. 22, 1983, at Benton. Lawson was a retired LPN...
JoAnn Crader (05/02/04)
JoAnn Rozell Crader, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, April 30, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born July 6, 1929, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Edward and Rose Wittrock Mullins. She and Gene Crader were married March 27, 1949, in Cape Girardeau. He died March 30, 1994...
Charles Anderson (05/02/04)
Charles L. Anderson, 73, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at Delmar Gardens Nursing Home in Chesterfield, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at Fords and Sons Funeral Home.
Lynn Thompson (05/02/04)
Lynn Thompson, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, April 30, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born March 7, 1923, at Holcomb, Mo., son of Mack and Bertha Fox Thompson. He and Betty Jo Nowell were married Feb. 22, 1942, in Pensacola, Fla. Thompson owned and operated the Best Western Motel in Cape Girardeau as well as motels in Mayfield, Murray, and Fulton, Ky., and he farmed in the Lilbourn, Mo., area. He was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church...
Births 5/2/04 (05/02/04)
Cooper Son to Joseph M. and Tara L. Cooper of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:03 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2004. Name, Hunter Joseph. Weight, 5 pounds 1 ounce. Second son. Mrs. Cooper is the former Tara Robertson, daughter of Wesley Robertson and Donna Reynolds of Cape Girardeau. Cooper is the son of David Cooper and Cindy Thomas of Bloomsdale, Mo. He is employed at First Bank in St. Louis...
House-Pender (05/02/04)
Kristin Denise House and Brian Eugene Pender were married Oct. 11, 2003, at First Baptist Church in Jackson. The Rev. Ed Carter performed the ceremony. Soloist was the groom's father, Jim Pender. Parents of the bride are Michael and Cheri House of Jackson. The groom is the son of Jim and Rhonda Pender of Benton, Mo., and Clara Pender of Scott City...
Estes-Crumpecker (05/02/04)
Mindy Hamlett of Cape Girardeau and Stephen and Patricia Estes of Fruitland announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Marie Estes, to James Eric Crumpecker. He is the son of Curtis and Alma Crumpecker of Union, Mo. Estes is a graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in mass communication/advertising from Southeast Missouri State University in 2001. She is a customer service representative at RM Coco...
Mansker-Fuemmeler (05/02/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Eula Mansker Jr. and Karen Pobst of Oran announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Gail Mansker, to Lucas Robert Fuemmeler. He is the son of Stephen and Emily Fuemmeler of Cape Girardeau. Mansker is a 1999 graduate of Oran High School. She is an installed sales coordinator at Lowe's Home Improvement of Cape Girardeau...
Moore- Van Weelden (05/02/04)
Mike and Brenda Moore of Washington, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Trisha Moore, to Edwin Van Weelden. He is the son of Gary and Ginger Van Weelden of Cape Girardeau. Moore received a degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2001. She is a third grade teacher with Gasconade County School District...
Kania-Gosche (05/02/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Don Kania of Lewisburg, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Beth Ann Kania, to James Anthony Gosche Jr., both of Perryville, Mo. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gosche of Cape Girardeau. Kania is a 2000 graduate of Marshall County High School in Lewisburg. ...
Baer- McAlister (05/02/04)
Kerry and Donna Thompson of Scott City and Richard Baer of Old Appleton, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sidney Ann Baer, to Matthew Lee McAlister. He is the son of Talmas and Lena McAlister of Scott City. Baer is a 2003 graduate of Scott City High School. She is pursuing a degree in elementary education at Southeast Missouri State University...
Meadows- Dailey (05/02/04)
Steve and Linda Meadows of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Meadows, to William Dailey, both of Springfield, Mo. He is the son of Wayne and Linda Dailey of Willard, Mo. Meadows attended Ozarks Technical College. She is employed at UMB Bank...
Kovacs- Backfisch (05/02/04)
Linda Kovacs of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Donna Marie Kovacs, to John Daric Backfisch. He is the son of John and Kim Backfisch of Kelso, Mo. A May 15 wedding is planned at First Baptist Church in Delta.
Sydenstricker-Heuring (05/02/04)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Jana Sydenstricker of Shelbina, Mo., and Roger Sydenstricker of Dallas, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Renee Sydenstricker of Anna, Ill., to Brian Keith Heuring. He is the son of Norman and Dorothy Heuring of New Hamburg...
Denton-Thoma (05/02/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Gerald and Margaret Denton of Marble Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly S. Denton, to Kory P. Thoma, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Carlton and Jean Thoma of Jackson. Denton is a 1997 graduate of Jackson High School, and received a degree in finance from Southeast Missouri State University in 2001. She is a financial accountant at Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid, Mo...
Fire report 05/02/04 (05/02/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items Friday: At 7:07 p.m., emergency medical service at 1302 Butler. Firefighters responded to the following items Saturday: At 12:01 a.m., vehicle fire at 614 Good Hope. At 3:15 a.m., fire alarm at 1429 Mount Auburn...
Police report 05/02/04 (05/02/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Steven Thomas Nesmith, 21, of 1805 Wichita Vine, Wichita, Kan., was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Arrests...
Out of the past 5/2/04 (05/02/04)
10 years ago: May 2, 1994 Scott City moves forward with plans for riverboat casino; city council announces its intentions to hire attorney to negotiate agreement with Las Vegas-based Lady Luck; gaming corporation has proposed building riverboat casino complex just east of Rhodes Travel Center off Nash Road...
Student perspective (05/02/04)
By Adam Schaefer Throughout the past month I have noticed that the Southeast Missourian has been inundated with letters and opinions expressing discontent over Southeast Missouri State University's possible retirement of the Indian nickname and mascot. The majority of these comments have been made by alumni of the university and members of the community. However, there has been a glaring absence of opinions from the students...
Capitol update (05/02/04)
I flew to Jefferson City Wednesday morning amidst 38-knot gusty winds and visited the state Capitol. I spent brief periods sitting or standing in the galleries and watching the Missouri House and Senate debate (generally not discuss) legislation, along with interviewing numerous people...
Responding to autism (05/02/04)
Last week in a four-part series of stories, Southeast Missourian reporters Callie Clark and Bob Miller compellingly delved into the lives of autistic people and their families. Clark and Miller spent a month researching and writing about children who to the rest of us seem to live in their own world. The reporters talked to many autistic children, parents, therapists and teachers, and the stories discussed the newest developments in autism research and legislation...
Autism coverage is commendable (05/02/04)
To the editor: Bravo to your paper for the extensive coverage of autism. I commend your publication for taking a leadership stand on educating subscribers on autism. There is no one answer to this terrible crisis in our nation, and your broad coverage has shown the many faces of autism...
Farmington likes local comparison (05/02/04)
To the editor: I read the Speak Out comments about Jackson wanting a skatepark like the one here in Farmington. One comment tried to compare Cape Girardeau and Jackson to Farmington. Farmington has a skatepark made from the former city pool that was built during the Depression...
Malpractice law is petty politics (05/02/04)
To the editor: I am concerned that petty politics is being placed ahead of the common good in Missouri. State legislators know the governor would sign a bill that limits malpractice claims, but they insist on linking medical malpractice with industrial malpractice in House Bill 1304...
Speak Out 5/2/04 (05/02/04)
Golden Eagles I DON'T live in Cape Girardeau, but does the college not have a marching band called the Golden Eagles? Wouldn't that be a good name for a mascot? Not all bad apples I'M CALLING regarding the comments about the dope dealers and the trash who live on Tracy Street. ...
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