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Stories from Sunday, May 16, 2004

Families of 1140th hold picnic at Kiwanis Park (05/16/04)
About 50 people showed up for the Family Readiness Group's picnic at Kiwanis Park on Saturday. The group, which formed when the 1140th Engineer Battalion's deployment to Iraq was not yet a fact, "has been slow in coming together, but it's solid," said Kristi Heise, the leader of the group. "We're there for each other. A lot of friendships have been formed and others made stronger."...
Odds and ends 5/16/04 (05/16/04)
75-pound junk-food loving raccoon dies PALMERTON, Pa. -- The world's weightiest raccoon, famed for his junk-food jones, has died after tipping the scales at nearly 75 pounds. Bandit will no longer raid his owner's pantry, hunting down chips, cheese curls and Froot Loops. ...
Nation briefs 5/16 (05/16/04)
Billy Graham remains in stable condition after fall ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Evangelist Billy Graham remained in stable condition Saturday after injuring himself in a fall for the second time this year, hospital officials said. Graham, 85, fell at his home in Montreat on Friday. ...
World briefs 14A (05/16/04)
Palestinians bitterly mark Israel's founding GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli troops withdrew from a Palestinian refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, leaving a scene of wide destruction, as Palestinians bitterly marked the 56th anniversary of Israel's establishment. ...
Cape ponders storm sirens for city safety (05/16/04)
Thick, black storm clouds roll in, spawning a tornado that bears down on Shawnee Park and hundreds of children and parents involved in soccer games. For them, there would be no warning of the impending disaster. While such an event hasn't happened, it's that type of scenario that worries Cape Girardeau city officials and has them exploring the possibility of buying and erecting several tornado sirens to warn people in city parks of dangerous storms...
Southeast grads' day celebrated here and abroad (05/16/04)
Forty-five minutes before Southeast Missouri State University's 2004 spring graduation ceremony, Salvador Tomas is nervously pacing the floor of the Student Recreation Center at the Show Me Center. The middle-aged Mexican immigrant sends his black tassel whirling as he turns to hug and greet classmates and faculty as they pass...
Antique attraction (05/16/04)
Every antique has a story. So it should come as no surprise that most antique shop owners have a stockpile of tales from their encounters with visiting dealers. "I got a call from a dealer from Memphis," Mary Robertson said. The dealer was staying at a local motel, and he told Robertson that his partner had taken their truck antique shopping and left him stranded in the room...
Highway patrol focusing on seat belts, safety seats (05/16/04)
Motorists who are stopped for speeding or any other infraction over the week of May 24 through June 6, run the risk of a second ticket if they're not buckled up. The Missouri Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Division, in conjunction with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and participating local police agencies throughout the state, will begin its sixth campaign of "Click It or Ticket" aimed at encouraging Missouri drivers and their passengers to wear seat belts and use child restraints while traveling.. ...
New books at archive center detail court records (05/16/04)
When Joseph McFerron jotted down court records in the early 1800s, he couldn't have known that 200 years later, he'd be giving headaches to a Cape Girardeau couple originally from New York. McFerron, the first court clerk in Cape Girardeau County, had something of a handwriting flaw, but Bob and Ann Parkinson painstakingly decoded McFerron's unusual cursive and have helped make court records from 1805 to 1812 available to anyone who can read typed copy...
Area briefs 05/16/04 (05/16/04)
Child awakens others to escape morning fire Three people escaped injury in an early morning fire Saturday. At 2:14 a.m., the Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to the fire on lot 10 at 1927 N. Kingshighway in a house trailer occupied by Derrick Aldy and two children. ...
Child awakens others to escape morning fire (05/16/04)
Three people escaped injury in an early morning fire Saturday. At 2:14 a.m., the Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to the fire on lot 10 at 1927 N. Kingshighway in a house trailer occupied by Derrick Aldy and two children. The department's report said that one child awoke and noticed fire coming from a wall in the center bedroom. ...
Parties differ on views of session results (05/16/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In the coming months, Missourians will hear two starkly different versions of the 2004 legislative position as the major political parties build toward elections that could mark a major power shift in state government. Republicans will tell of how, under their leadership of the Missouri Legislature, they defied expectations of certain financial disaster to deliver an $18.87 billion state operating budget that grew state spending by more than $1 billion and exceeded the Democratic governor's appropriations request without any of the higher taxes he proposed.. ...
Matchup of Senate leaders could make for lively election (05/16/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Whenever the Senate's ranking Republican and Democrat square off in floor debate, sparks are almost certain to fly. If they end up facing each other in the general election campaign for lieutenant governor, the battle could be like one between blood enemies...
Collision kills three in Callaway Co. (05/16/04)
ASHLAND, Mo.-- Three men were killed when their car collided head-on with a pickup truck on a rural road about 20 miles southwest of Columbia, authorities said. The accident occurred about 4:10 p.m. Friday when a car driven by Frank Puckett, 31, of New Bloomfield, crossed into the path of the oncoming pickup on Callaway County Route MM, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said...
Judge orders couple to have no more children (05/16/04)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- When a drug-addicted homeless woman had her newborn taken away last spring, she agreed the baby should be placed in foster care with her three other children. A year later, a judge delivered a startling postscript: She ordered the parents to have no more children until they prove they can look after the ones they already have...
Report- Rumsfeld OK'd physical coercion plan (05/16/04)
NEW YORK -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld authorized the expansion of a secret program that encouraged physical coercion and sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners to obtain intelligence about the growing insurgency in Iraq, The New Yorker reported Saturday...
Reporters descend on prison abuse suspect's town (05/16/04)
FORT ASHBY, W.Va. -- Two weeks ago, this was a friendly town where folks were more likely to smile than scowl at a stranger. Now, the words "reporter" and "Lynndie England" are enough to send people scurrying. "They trashed us," says a woman at the pharmacy, smile fading as she backs away. "Just look at the Internet."...
Cicada mania takes hold (05/16/04)
UNIVERSITY PARK, Md. -- There are three parts to the song a male cicada sings when he's looking for a little love, explains entomologist Michael Raupp, gently squeezing a wriggling insect between his thumb and forefinger. First there's the "How ya' doin'?" tune, followed by "Do you come here often?" But the last is key to closing the deal, the one every male belts out loud because a cicada's got to be a bit forward when he's got only one chance every 17 years to mate...
U.S. troops battle insurgents in Baghdad, two southern cities (05/16/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The U.S. military said Saturday it killed 18 gunmen believed loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in Baghdad, and jet fighters bombarded militia positions on the capital's outskirts. Skirmishes persisted in the southern holy cities of Najaf and Karbala...
Nehru-Gandhi dynasty revived with defeat of Hindu hard-liners (05/16/04)
NEW DELHI -- After all the pundits had written off the family dynasty that dates back to the birth of modern India, the legendary Nehru-Gandhi clan has captured the kingdom once again. And its matriarch, Sonia Gandhi, is likely this week to become India's first foreign-born prime minister, further burnishing the family name...
'Shrek 2' puts computer cartoons in Cannes limelight (05/16/04)
CANNES, France -- Even the snooty Cannes Film Festival loves computer animation, which has become such the rage in Hollywood it has virtually displaced traditional hand-drawn cartoons on studio slates. The computer-generated "Shrek" (2001) was the first cartoon in 27 years to make Cannes' prestigious main competition, and the sequel "Shrek 2" is among 19 competing films at Cannes this year...
Flying high at districts (05/16/04)
She may not have set any personal records, but Notre Dame junior Katie Daniel had little trouble picking up a pair of wins in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles events Saturday in the Class 3 District 1 meet at the Abe Stuber Track Complex. Daniel was one of six Notre Dame girls to qualify for the sectional meet Saturday in Perryville. She also was a member of the 400 relay team which qualified for sectionals...
Central boys, girls track teams both finish second in districts (05/16/04)
Central came home from Saturday's Class 4, District 1 track and field meet at Northwest High School in Cedar Hill with a pair of second-place team finishes. The Central boys second to Poplar Bluff, while the Central girls were behind Lindbergh. Jackson was sixth in the boys and fourth in the girls...
Central, St. Vincent tee off in state golf tourneys (05/16/04)
With three seniors -- including a two-time top-20 state finisher -- in tow, the Central golf team will try to take advantage of its first team state berth in over a decade when the Class 4 state golf tournament begins Monday at the Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield, Mo...
Indians extend winning streak (05/16/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's current season-best six-game winning streak has featured strong contributions from virtually its entire lineup -- and never was that more evident than during Saturday's doubleheader sweep of visiting Tennessee Tech...
FanSpeak 5/16/04 (05/16/04)
More to it I WOULD like to understand the real reason coach Mike Kiehne resigned from coaching the Jackson varsity basketball team after such a successful season. Let it go IF COACH Kiehne was asked to resign, what were the reasons to ask for a resignation? The Jackson Board of Education should at least give the public the satisfaction of an answer. But then if everyone knew the real reason, it might not be good. So, let it go...
Garcia takes the lead in Texas (05/16/04)
IRVING, Texas -- With awesome control from tee to green, Sergio Garcia figured his 5-under 65 should have been a little lower, and his two-shot lead at the Byron Nelson Championship a little larger. Tiger Woods was so wild it's a wonder he didn't shoot higher than 70, and that he's only three shots behind...
It wasn't even close (05/16/04)
BALTIMORE -- Eight-for-eight and one to go. And the way Smarty Jones ran away with the Preakness Stakes, there seems to be no stopping him now. Smarty blazed into the lead turning for home and won by a record 11 1/2 lengths on Saturday, setting the stage for a dramatic Triple Crown try at Belmont in three weeks...
Carpenter builds on rotation's success (05/16/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Carpenter kept the St. Louis Cardinals' unsung rotation humming. Carpenter allowed four hits in 7 1/3 scoreless innings, and the Cardinals used a three-run fourth to beat the Florida Marlins 4-0 on Saturday. A starting five that totaled 42 victories last year has averaged nearly seven innings in the first five games of a six-game homestand and contributed to four victories...
Earnhardt wins at Richmond (05/16/04)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his team are making all the right calls and showing why he's NASCAR's biggest star. Gambling that he could win on tires and fuel with 54 laps to go, Earnhardt made it happen Saturday night, outrunning Jimmie Johnson and Bobby Labonte over the last 45 laps for his third victory of the season...
Turkey hunters set record for spring season (05/16/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Hunters killed a record-setting 60,151 turkeys during Missouri's three-week spring turkey season. The total topped last spring's total by 1,730 and is likely to keep Missouri as the nation's leading turkey-hunting state, the Department of Conservation said Friday...
Details emerge from NCAA report (05/16/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The NCAA alleges that University of Missouri basketball coach Quin Snyder "failed at all times" to maintain an environment of rules compliance, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. Snyder made multiple impermissible calls and personal contacts to recruiting prospects, provided impermissible meals for recruits and student-athletes and didn't keep tabs on his staff's compliance with rules, the NCAA asserts in its formal notice of allegations...
Conservation department's efforts have made these the golden da (05/16/04)
Some people wax poetic about those days of yesteryear. Fields of gold, towering stands of timber, bass the size of a Buick, wildlife bounding over hill and dale. Those word trimmers were not describing Missouri between 1900 and 1950. Forest fires, over-timbering and little if any game and fish regulation combined to cheat earlier citizens of nature's bounty. ...
NBA playoffs have already had exciting finishes (05/16/04)
Most people who have read my column over the years know that I'm a basketball junkie with a strong preference for college hoops. I also really like the NBA -- and, for my money, that league's athletes rank as among the best in the world -- but I never thought professional games carried quite the excitement and pageantry of the collegiate variety...
Sports briefs 5/16/04 (05/16/04)
Kern, Grady win horseshoe event Ross Kern and Randy Grady teamed to win the Southeast Missouri Horseshoe Association event last weekend at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Oran, Mo. Cori Stoverink and Danny Williams placed second, and Karen Powers and Edgar Stoverink finished third...
Elegant extravagance (05/16/04)
There are certain homes that have a regal quality about them, and the house at 1626 Whitener is just such a place. This house sits atop a hill next door to one of Cape Girardeau's most historic homes. It's within walking distance of Franklin Elementary School. It is blessed with mature trees that give it a sense of privacy even though it's in the middle of town...
Visitors will see few new thrills this summer (05/16/04)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Visitors will find few new cutting-edge rides at the nation's amusement and theme parks this summer, despite starring roles in attractions based on the Mummy, SpongeBob SquarePants and Crocodile Dundee. Industry leaders say this year is one of the least thrilling in a while when it comes to innovative rides. ...
Ride without rumblings from the family (05/16/04)
NEW YORK -- As a season's pass-holder to a chain of amusement parks, I can't pretend to be objective about the subject. Although I personally get nauseous on the teacup rides -- never mind the serious stuff -- I have learned to enjoy our frequent visits, if only because there is no outing my children love more. They beg to go; they hate to leave; they don't even mind waiting in line...
Amusement park adventures (05/16/04)
NEW YORK -- Jane Byrnes and her family traveled last summer from their home near New York City to visit friends in Buffalo, then west to Ohio, with Pelee Island in Lake Erie as the final destination. But one stop on the trip loomed large for Jane's son John: Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, which calls itself the world's largest roller coaster park. ...
James Cox (05/16/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- James "Mike" Cox, 58, of Sikeston died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at his home. He was born March 6, 1946, in Sikeston, son of James and Mary Tompkins Cox. He and Frances Kay Johnson were married Feb. 28, 1969. Cox was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service before retiring. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War...
Karen Burton (05/16/04)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Karen Sue Burton, 45, of Olive Branch died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at her home. She was born Sept. 17, 1958, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Elmer and Virginia Sample Wilkison. She and Paul Burton were married in 1979. She attended Pentecostal Church...
Lucille Griffard (05/16/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lucille M. Cisi Griffard, 92, of Perryville died Friday, May 14, 2004, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 1, 1912, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of Vincent and Rosella Gibbar Mattingly. She married Raymond Gisi; he died Oct. 3, 1974. She later married David Griffard on Jan. 7, 1989...
Mary Hale (05/16/04)
Mary Ann Hale, 63, of Scott City died Friday, May 14, 2004, at Scott City. She was born June 6, 1940, at Illmo, Mo., daughter of James Franklin and Annie Inez Brock Owen. She and Lloyd Lester Hale were married Jan. 2, 1959; he died June 11, 1992. Hale was certified as a lumber inspector through the National Hardwood Lumber Association and worked for Havco Wood Products as a lumber grader...
John Fidler (05/16/04)
John Fidler, 66, of Palmdale, Calif., died Saturday, May 8, 2004, while vacationing in Nice, France. He was born May 8, 1938, in Cambridge, Neb., son of E.H. and Elizabeth Fidler. He married Peggy Burtch. Fidler received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., a master's degree in microbiology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and an MBA in hospital administration from the University of Florida at Gainesville...
Hilda Wallman (05/16/04)
Hilda Marie Wallman, 90, of Pocahontas died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She had lived at Jackson Manor the past eight years. She was born Feb. 6, 1914, at Pocahontas, daughter of Ernst and Anna Dreyer Walther. She and Aaron A. Wallman were married March 28, 1932, in Pocahontas. He died Feb. 22, 1999...
James Harris (05/16/04)
James M. Harris, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 10, 2004, at Interstate 57 at Buckley, Ill. He was born April 10, 1920, at Grand Chain, Ill., son of Mark and Nettie Barnett Harris. He married Essie Berry; she died May 11, 2004. Harris was a retired truck driver for Wykoff Steel in Chicago Ill. He was an associate pastor for New Horizon Missionary Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army...
Diana Steele (05/16/04)
Diana Marie Steele, 43, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at her home. She was born Sept. 24, 1960, at Branson, Mo., daughter of Benton Leon and Dorothy Mae Selsor Craig. Steele was a 1978 graduate of Branson High School. She was a registered nurse. Steele pursued an interest in genealogy and history research and worked at Southeast Missouri State University in the history department...
Essie Harris (05/16/04)
Essie Berry Harris, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. She was born April 1, 1942, at Chicago, Ill., daughter of Wilmer and Cora Allen Berry. She married James M. Harris; he died May 10, 2004...
Births 5/16/04 (05/16/04)
Phillips Son to Daniel Lynn and Angela Marie Phillips of Morley, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:48 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2004. Name, Brayden Charles. Weight, 6 pounds 14 ounces. Third son. Mrs. Phillips is the former Angela Glueck, daughter of Marvin Glueck of Oran, Mo., and the late Becky Glueck. She is a cashier at Wal-Mart in Sikeston, Mo. Phillips is the son of Donald and Joan Phillips of Oak Ridge. He is a manager at Rent-A-Center in Jackson...
Marshall-Reed (05/16/04)
Amber Leanne Marshall and Derek E. Allen Reed were married May 1, 2004, in Maryland Heights, Mo. James A. Miller performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Dawn Marshall of Marquand, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Clara Davis of Puxico, Mo...
Yount-Stephens (05/16/04)
New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson was the setting March 27, 2004, for the wedding of Courtni Brooke Yount and Joshua Heath Stephens. The Rev. Denny Lumas performed the ceremony. Soloist was Pat Blackwell, accompanied by Joe Blackwell on bass and Beverly Reese on piano. Harpist was Chadie Fruehwald...
Wells-Guetterman (05/16/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Sandra Sue Wells and John Wayne Guetterman were married April 15, 2004, at Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis E. Phillips of Joplin, Mo. The groom is the son of Sara Guetterman of Cairo, and the late Jack Guetterman...
Tilley-Shoaf (05/16/04)
Marissa Katherine Tilley and Aaron Todd Shoaf were married Jan. 17, 2004, at Cape Bible Chapel. Dan Greene performed the ceremony. Organist, pianist and soloist was Shane Steck, and trumpeter was Patrick Stewart, both of Cape Girardeau. Parents of the couple are Harold and Carla Tilley of Cape Girardeau, and Larry and Betty Shoaf of Jackson...
Gregory-Pierce (05/16/04)
Deborah Sue Gregory and Sean Cameron Pierce exchanged vows March 27, 2004, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jackson. The Rev. Ron Watts performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dorothy Dannenmueller of Chaffee, Mo., and the late Robert Dannenmueller. The groom is the son of Bobby Pierce and Glenna Pierce of Cape Girardeau...
Todt-Rash (05/16/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Greg and Lori Todt of Oran announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Renee Todt, to Joseph Ervin Rash. He is the son of Bobby and Diana Rash of Sturgis, Ky. Todt is a 1999 graduate of Oran High School, and is majoring in secondary education at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Red Lobster in Cape Girardeau...
Dover-Walter (05/16/04)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Kay Dover announces the engagement of her daughter, Meghan Dawn Dover, to Nathan Eugene Walter. He is the son of Cynthia Walter of Puxico, Mo., and Kim and Cheryl Walter of Oran, Mo. Dover is also the daughter of the late Johnny Dover...
Bullinger- Glaus (05/16/04)
Andrew and Elizabeth Bullinger Jr. of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Elizabeth Bullinger, to Gordon Louis Glaus. He is the son of Russell Glaus and Diane Blackford of St. Louis. Bullinger received a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2001. She is a computer lab teacher at Jefferson Elementary School in Cape Girardeau...
Hale-Ehlers (05/16/04)
PATTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Chandes Hale Jr. of Patton announce the engagement of their daughter, Rosetta Maxine Hale, to Scott Allen Ehlers. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ehlers of Biehle, Mo. Hale is a 2000 graduate of Meadow Heights High School. She is employed at TG Missouri in Perryville, Mo...
Colson-Whitlow (05/16/04)
PATTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Colson of Sandersville, Ga., and Judy Colson of LaVergne, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Veronica Carroll Colson, to George Brooks Whitlow. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Whitlow of Patton. Colson is pursuing a degree in elementary education at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn. She is office administrator at EYT...
Dowd-Hottes (05/16/04)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Howard and Cheryl Dowd of Glenallen, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Marie Dowd, to Scott Allen Hottes. He is the son of Dorothy Hottes of Christopher, Ill., and the late Louis Hottes. Dowd is a graduate of Woodland High School and Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. She is a respiratory therapist at Southeast Missouri Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital...
Guerra-Rothe (05/16/04)
Dr. and Mrs. Carlos Guerra of Waco, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Rebecca Guerra, to Daniel Allen Rothe. He is the son of Patricia Rothe of Cape Girardeau, and the late Dennis Rothe. Guerra is a 2000 graduate of Midway High School in Waco, and expects to graduate this month from Texas A&M University...
Seabaughs mark 40 years (05/16/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Seabaugh of Cape Girardeau are observing their 40th wedding anniversary today. Seabaugh and Donna Bradshaw were married May 16, 1964, in Cape Girardeau. The Seabaughs have a daughter, Nikki Seabaugh of Cape Girardeau.
Fire report 05/16/04 (05/16/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Saturday: At 1:13 a.m., emergency medical service at 644 S. Spring, Apt. B. At 2:14 a.m., structure fire at 1927 N. Kingshighway, No. 10. At 10:04 a.m., medical assist at 1105 Linden. At 12:40 a.m., medical assist at William and Sprigg...
Police report 05/16/04 (05/16/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Kenny S. Bright, 29, of 32441 County Road 518, Sikeston, Mo., was arrested Friday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear and a Stoddard County warrant for failure to appear...
Out of the past 5/16/04 (05/16/04)
10 years ago: May 16, 1994 Congregation of La Croix United Methodist Church broke ground yesterday for its facility; service was held in evening at property site on Lexington, two blocks east of North Kingshighway. City council appoints minimum property standards review committee, which will have 60 days to produce recommended draft for council; committee is made up of Charles Cupchella, Michael Sterling, Brian Shelton, Carol Drummond, Richard Bollwerk, Dorothy Hardy and Barbara Horn...
Mercury emissions (05/16/04)
The Kansas City Star The Environmental Protection Agency asserts that it is working to reduce poisonous mercury in the environment. But Americans are getting a lot of political rhetoric, not results, from the Bush administration. Every year tons of toxic mercury emissions are spewed into the air from power plants, the largest manmade source of mercury pollution. The emissions sometimes travel for miles, and eventually the mercury ends up in fish that humans consume...
Spending lesson (05/16/04)
There is plenty of good budget news in Jefferson City these days. The Missouri Legislature has completed work on the state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. And, unlike sessions in recent years, there was more money to spend. The $18.9 billion budget is a whopping $1 billion increase over the current year's budget...
Speak Out 05/16/04 (05/16/04)
Whatever it takes SO MANY Americans are outraged by the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, but where is their outrage when it comes to our soldiers and other Americans? Terrorists beheaded Mr. Pearle and Mr. Berg and crashed planes into our buildings and even blow up their fellow Iraqis. We need to do whatever it takes to win this war on terror...
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