[SeMissourian.com] Fog/Mist ~ 59°F  
River stage: 29.18 ft. Rising
Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Stories from Thursday, May 27, 2004

Missouri AG gives numbers for racial profiling (05/27/04)
State Attorney General Jay Nixon's office released the 2003 report on traffic stops in Missouri today, and statewide numbers show that blacks were stopped at a rate 36 percent higher than expected, based solely on their proportion of the driving-age population...
Two Jackson men arrested for drugs (05/27/04)
Two Jackson residents were arrested May 20 as the result of a search warrant served on their residence by the Jackson Police Department, Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force, Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Two in court on handgun charges (05/27/04)
A Jackson man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to being a felon in possession of a handgun. A Marble Hill man was sentenced that same day to more than 16 years and four months in prison for the same charge. Kenneth Shoemaker, 22, of Jackson faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine and a three-year supervised release...
Man charged in death of pastor's wife enters plea (05/27/04)
The Sedgewickville, Mo., man charged with the involuntary manslaughter of a Chaffee, Mo., minister's wife Feb. 13 pleaded not guilty Monday to the felony charge against him. His case was continued to June 14 when he is expected to ask for a change of venue, said Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle...
Two in custody for Rhodes armed robbery on May 13 (05/27/04)
Cape Girardeau police have apprehended two of the three suspects believed to have robbed the Rhodes Convenience store, 449 S. Kingshighway, at gunpoint earlier this month. Currently in custody at the Cape Girardeau County Jail are Jerry E. Bridges, 21, and his brother, William L. Bridges, 18, both of 715 Second St., Tamms, Ill...
Steele mayor arrested on meth charge (05/27/04)
Daily Dunklin Democrat STEELE, Mo. -- Steele mayor Keith L. Samford was arrested Tuesday and charged with delivery of a controlled substance, approximately two grams of methamphetamine, simultaneous possession of a firearm and drugs, over-possession of pseudoephedrine, and possession of a controlled substance, the prescription drug Xanax...
Community briefs 5/27 (05/27/04)
Boys and Girls Club prepares for open house The Cape Girardeau Boys and Girls Club will hold an open house today from 4 to 6 p.m. Information about the summer camp program will be available. The camp will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1 to 31. The Boys and Girls Club, Family Resource Center and Salvation Army will join together for an out-of-town field trip during the camp. For information, call 335-7141...
Military news (05/27/04)
Locals graduate from military basic training Six local airmen recently graduated from military basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Air Force Airman Christopher J. Rock is the son of David and Tracy Sudmeyer of Sedgewickville, Mo., and a 2003 graduate of Meadow Heights High School in Patton, Mo...
Community Q&A (05/27/04)
Name: LaRae Leimer Lives in: Cape Girardeau Family: Husband, Mike; children, Trent, 5, and Abby, 3. Job: MedAssets HSCA Inc. select support specialist. What do you like most about the area? There are many reasons, but foremost I believe it's the people and their values for life...
Berry sales are tasty prelude to strawberry festival (05/27/04)
Even the threat of a rainstorm Wednesday didn't stop people from lining up for a quart -- or a flat -- of fresh, locally-grown strawberries. The sweet-tasting, plump berries drew customers from Cape Girardeau, Oak Ridge and other nearby towns to the Teen Challenge International Mid-America strawberry stand in the Town Plaza Shopping Center...
AmerenUE replacing substandard gas pipes in Cape (05/27/04)
AmerenUE has begun replacing three substandard gas mains in Cape Girardeau in a larger project to be completed by the end of 2006. The first job in this plan along Spanish and Good Hope streets could be finished today, with the concrete to be filled in next week...
Health calendar 5/27/04 (05/27/04)
Today Newborn Massage: Learn the Techniques class from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Generations Family Resource Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Preparation for Childbirth class 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Healing Arts Center...
Memorial Day events spread through region this weekend (05/27/04)
Memorial Day was created in 1866 to honor American soldiers who died during the Civil War. Today the holiday honors all American soldiers who died in wars or have served their country. Ron MacCubbin, president of the Joint Veterans Council, which includes all local veterans groups, said that the ceremonies this Memorial Day will be more important than recent events because this is the first time since the early 1990s that American troops -- especially local troops -- have faced the kind of danger they are in now.. ...
Customers may soon say 'charge it' for Jackson electric bills (05/27/04)
You don't need cash to buy fast-food burgers anymore. You don't even have to enter the store to pay for your gas. Soon, Jackson residents might be able to pay their electric bills and deposits with credit and debit cards, too. The Jackson Board of Aldermen will consider accepting debit and credit cards at its next meeting...
Storm brings funnel cloud but little damage to county (05/27/04)
Strong winds, hail the size of a quarter and heavy rain hit Cape Girardeau and parts of Cape Girardeau County Wednesday afternoon, causing some flooding but otherwise doing little damage. Jerry Siemers, a weather spotter, reported a funnel cloud near County Road 208 south of Gordonville and north of Dutchtown, said Charlie Griffith, deputy director of the Cape Girardeau County Emergency Preparedness office...
Hot fun in the summertime (05/27/04)
Although the mercury is rising and children are out of school, everyone knows the Memorial Day weekend really marks the beginning of summer. That's when the pools open, summer sports get into full swing, live music is played outdoors and festivals get underway...
Study takes aim at college graduation rates (05/27/04)
America's colleges know how to recruit students. Getting them to graduate is harder, a new study finds. The nation's colleges fail to graduate nearly half of their degree-seeking, full-time freshmen within six years, a new study released Wednesday shows. For some schools like Southeast Missouri State University, the record is even worse...
PSC moving toward 211 call-in system (05/27/04)
Staff and wire reports It's still months away, but the state Public Service Commission is getting closer to authorizing free community referral services through telephone calls similar to the current 911 emergency system. The commission earlier this year adopted a temporary rule change to allow a 211 community service system for callers on a trial basis...
College planning to offer classes in Bollinger County (05/27/04)
Rural residents of Bollinger County likely will get easier access to college courses as early as this fall as a result of a needs survey that listed post-secondary education as a high priority. In May, the Bollinger County Community Development Committee received the results of its survey, which was sent to all high school juniors as well as some parents in the county's four school districts. Around 160 surveys were returned...
State briefs 5/27/04 (05/27/04)
DNA match solves cold 18-year-old rape case KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Cameron man was charged Wednesday with breaking into a woman's apartment and raping her at knifepoint after DNA evidence linked him to the 18-year-old crime. Ozie Banks, 47, faces one count each of rape and sodomy in what prosecutors are calling the oldest rape case to be prosecuted in Jackson County...
Military struggles to keep supplies in Iraq (05/27/04)
American soldiers are firing so much ammunition that the military's largest supplier of bullets can't keep up. Tanks that log 800 miles a year in peacetime are grinding through that many miles in a month, wearing out their treads. Fighting in Iraq and increased training back home are straining the military's supplies -- and giving manufacturers in the United States a surge in business...
Terror threat sparks manhunt (05/27/04)
WASHINGTON -- America's top law enforcement officials urged the public Wednesday to help the FBI track down seven suspected al-Qaida operatives and avert an attack on U.S. soil that a stream of credible intelligence indicates could occur in the summer...
Appeals court backs assisted suicide law (05/27/04)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court Wednesday declared the Bush administration has no right to interfere with Oregon's assisted suicide law, the only one in the country to allow doctors to help patients end their lives. In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th U.S. ...
Nichols convicted of murder for bombing (05/27/04)
McALESTER, Okla. -- Nearly a decade after the Oklahoma City bombing, Terry Nichols was found guilty of 161 state murder charges Wednesday for helping carry out what was then the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil. He could get the death sentence he escaped when he was convicted in federal court in the 1990s...
Kissinger tape - Nixon too drunk to take phone call (05/27/04)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Five days into the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, with the superpowers on the brink of confrontation, President Nixon was too drunk to discuss the crisis with the British prime minister, according to newly released transcripts of tape recordings. ...
Bush may ease environmental rules to boost gas supplies (05/27/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is considering easing environmental requirements for a multitude of gasoline blends and streamlining permits for new refineries to increase fuel supplies and fight soaring prices, Commerce Secretary Donald Evans said Wednesday...
U.S. has so far provided $191 billion in war funds (05/27/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and Congress have so far provided $191 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and defensive military operations at home, and about two-thirds of the money has been spent or is owed, White House figures show. The numbers show that since the Sept. ...
National Geographic Bee won by 14-year-old (05/27/04)
WASHINGTON -- Fourteen-year-old Andrew Wojtanik had a thick study guide his competitors didn't have as he prepared for the 16th annual National Geographic Bee: a 432-page world almanac that he made himself. "It's got everything you need to know about all the countries -- its currency, its ethnic groups, its mountains, rivers, all that stuff," said Andrew, an eighth-grader from Lakewood Middle School in Overland Park, Kan. ...
Many cases of prostate cancer undetected by blood screening (05/27/04)
BOSTON -- A disturbing new study has found that 15 percent of older men with supposedly normal readings on the widely used PSA test have prostate cancer anyway -- and some even have aggressive tumors. The findings intensify the dilemma of how to interpret the test results and how vigorously to treat men with no symptoms...
Florida inmate gets death wish (05/27/04)
STARKE, Fla. -- A man who said he killed a fellow prison inmate so the state of Florida would give him the death penalty was executed Wednesday. John Blackwelder, 49, received an injection of chemicals at Florida State Prison, a spokesman for Gov. Jeb Bush said...
Gore calls for Rumsfeld, Rice, Tenet to step down (05/27/04)
NEW YORK -- Al Gore issued a fiery denunciation Wednesday of Bush administration policy in Iraq and demanded the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, CIA director George Tenet and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice. Raising his voice to a yell in a speech at New York University, Gore said: "How dare they subject us to such dishonor and disgrace! How dare they drag the good name of the United States of America through the mud of Saddam Hussein's torture prison!"...
Kerry decides to have conventional convention (05/27/04)
WASHINGTON -- Bowing to pressure, John Kerry decided Wednesday to accept the nomination at the Democratic presidential convention in July, scuttling a plan to delay the formality so he could narrow President Bush's public money advantage. He turned quickly to his backup plan, issuing a statement with a blunt appeal for campaign donations that could go to national and state party organizations. ...
Sharon's new 'disengagement' plan has four stages (05/27/04)
TEL AVIV, Israel -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's revised "unilateral disengagement" plan has four stages, replacing a proposal for a one-step pullout from the Gaza Strip, an Israeli official said Wednesday. Sharon is to present the new formula to Cabinet ministers today, ahead of a Cabinet debate Sunday, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. He declined to give details of the four stages...
Death toll rises to more than 860 from flooding (05/27/04)
FOND VERRETTES, Haiti -- Ferrying emergency supplies to villagers devastated in deadly floods, U.S. and Canadian troops on Wednesday struggled to assess the scope of a disaster that has killed more than 860 people and left hundreds missing in Haiti and the Dominican Republic...
Sudanese government, rebels work toward peace (05/27/04)
NAIVASHA, Kenya -- Sudan's government and rebels signed key agreements on Wednesday, resolving the last remaining issues needed to end Africa's longest-running war. All that remains for the government and the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army to work out are procedural matters to end the 21-year civil war, in which more than 2 million people have died, mostly from war-induced famine...
Chinese volunteers test SARS vaccine (05/27/04)
BEIJING -- Four Chinese volunteers taking part in the world's first human test of a SARS vaccine were in good condition Wednesday, four days after being inoculated, the government said. The test is part of aggressive Chinese research aimed at preventing a new outbreak of the disease that killed 774 people worldwide last year...
Shiite radical promises to pull out militia after key arrest (05/27/04)
NAJAF, Iraq -- Radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr agreed Wednesday to withdraw his militia from Najaf and hand the city back to Iraqi police, the government said, raising hopes for an end to weeks of fighting that threatened some of Shia Islam's holiest sites...
Six local schools bring aboard new basketball coaches (05/27/04)
The coaching carousel which has plagued the NBA has infected Southeast Missouri high school basketball in a lesser form. Six local high schools have changed boys basketball coaches since the season ended in March, with two new girls basketball coaches in place as well...
Caruthersville ends Kelly's season (05/27/04)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Kelly Hawks never got airborne in an 8-5 sectional loss to Caruthersville on Wednesday. Caruthersville (14-5), the Class 2 District 1 champion, jumped to an early lead and held on to eliminate Kelly (11-9) from the state baseball tournament...
Oran breezes into the quarters (05/27/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- While much of Southeast Missouri was dampened by rain and threatened by funnel clouds, the sky was clear and the sun was out for Oran's sectional baseball matchup with North Pemiscot on Wednesday afternoon. Like the weather, the outlook was clear for the Eagles. Oran (21-3) set the tone early with four first-inning runs and added 10 more from there in a 14-1 five-inning rout...
Southeast's 13 regional qualifiers take aim at NCAA meet (05/27/04)
It has already been an impressive season for Southeast Missouri State University's track and field program, with the women recently winning the Ohio Valley Conference outdoor title after also capturing the league's indoor crown. And Southeast's men were solid as well with second-place finishes in both meets...
Panthers have the final answer (05/27/04)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Things couldn't have started much better for Southeast Missouri State University on Wednesday. But they couldn't have ended any worse. The fifth-seeded Indians saw an early eight-run lead evaporate almost in the blink of an eye as second-seeded Eastern Illinois stormed back for an 18-9 victory in the opening game of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament...
Striking a pose -- and the right balance (05/27/04)
It's his trophy ... and he'll cry if he wants to. Believe it or not, 38-year-old Jeff Renner broke down in tears after defeating over 60 other competitors to win the overall bodybuilding title in the 2000 Show-Me Naturals. "I was ecstatic," he said. "Yeah, I actually started crying -- I still have the videos and everything."...
Juniors kick off season with Jackson tourney (05/27/04)
By David Wilson and Jeremy Joffray Southeast Missourian American Legion junior teams will kick off their season with the annual Milton F. Nitsch Memorial Tournament in Jackson this weekend. The eight-team round-robin tournament begins today. The teams will be broken into two pools, with the winner of each pool to meet in a championship game 7 p.m. Sunday...
Cardinals lose to Pirates (05/27/04)
AP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Daryle Ward started the season in the minors. Now, nobody can get him out. Ward became the 20th player in Pittsburgh Pirates history to hit for the cycle and tied his career best with six RBIs in an 11-8 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday night. He's batting .380 with six homers and 16 RBIs in only 50 at-bats since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville on May 11...
Broshuis pitches Tigers to win at Big 12 tourney (05/27/04)
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Garrett Broshuis allowed six hits over 6 2/3 innings to remain unbeaten this season, and the Missouri Tigers won their fifth straight game, 9-5 over the Oklahoma Sooners on Wednesday in the Big 12 tournament. Missouri (35-20) will meet Baylor at 5 p.m. today. Oklahoma (36-21) will face Texas Tech at 10 a.m. today...
Kline wrestles back into success (05/27/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Getting back on the wrestling mat helped Steve Kline put his career back on track. The St. Louis Cardinals' left-handed reliever, toughened by offseason bouts with high school wrestlers in his native Pennsylvania, is back on his game with a 2.40 ERA in 25 games. Before allowing a pair of runs on Friday at Chicago, he had been unscored upon in 14 consecutive appearances covering 8 2/3 innings, and only four of 18 inherited runners have scored all season...
Area sports calendar 5/27/04 (05/27/04)
Baseball Central summer camp: The Central Tigers Baseball Camps will include two sessions: hitting and pitching/catching, both Tuesday through Thursday at the Central baseball field. Students in grades 3-8 can attend hitting classes in the morning ($40) and/or pitching and catching in the afternoon ($40). Info: 335-8467...
Sports briefs 5/27/04 (05/27/04)
Baseball Outfielder Tom Goodwin and right-hander Todd Wellemeyer could be the latest Chicago Cubs to join the team's rapidly expanding disabled list. Goodwin has a right groin strain and Wellemeyer strained his right shoulder. Both are expected to return to Chicago today for evaluation by team doctors...
When time is no longer on your side (05/27/04)
"Time is on my side." Remember that one? And remember the feeling you had when you were singing along with The Rolling Stones? Time did seem to stretch before you like an endless horizon. It was your own private stash and you could squander it any way you wanted...
Fans of Dance Dance Revolution burn off the extra pounds (05/27/04)
Forget the image of paunchy video gamers holed up in a dark room, surrounded by sticky Twinkie wrappers and empty soda cans. Dance Dance Revolution players burn extra pounds along with their quarters. Weight loss is an unexpected benefit of a game designed for dance music...
Getting in and out of the way (05/27/04)
May 27, 2004 Dear Patty, The summer after graduating from college with my degree in English, I naturally applied for a job at the local Procter & Gamble plant that makes diapers. They gave me a test meant to assess whether or not the applicant has a rudimentary knowledge of how levers and pulleys work. Neither Procter nor Gamble ever called...
Keith wins for album at country music awards (05/27/04)
LAS VEGAS -- Toby Keith, often snubbed by the Academy of Country Music, was a quadruple winner at Wednesday night's annual awards as entertainer of the year and male vocalist and for his album "Shock 'n Y'All" and the video "Beer for My Horses" with Willie Nelson...
Top concert tours (05/27/04)
A ranking of artists by average box office gross per city, which includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers...
Home alone for real (05/27/04)
Macaulay Culkin is a normal, well-adjusted 23-year-old guy. Really. "Contrary to popular belief, I've never been to rehab," Culkin says. "What else haven't I done? I've never been to jail, never been arrested. All the child-star cliches. I've actually tried very hard to avoid them all."...
New 'American Idol' is Fantasia Barrino (05/27/04)
NEW YORK -- Fantasia Barrino's fantasy of pop stardom became a reality Wednesday night when she was named the winner of "American Idol." Barrino grabbed runner-up Diana DeGarmo in a bear hug and twisted her around as tears streamed down her face...
Lunette Willer (05/27/04)
Lunette M. Willer, 102, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. She was born July 23, 1901, at Perryville, Mo., daughter of Joseph and Mary Miget. She and Ben F. Willer were married Nov. 2, 1928, in Cape Girardeau. He died Nov. 30, 1973...
Edith Maness (05/27/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Edith B. Maness, 80, of Oran died Monday, May 24, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 20, 1923, in Catalpa, Ark., daughter of Truman and Maude Dewberry McMillan Survivors include a son, Keith Peterson of Appleton, Wis.; four daughters, Wanda Rutter of Florence, Colo., Wenda Sullivan of Incline Village, Nev., Gail Hahn of Duluth, Ga., Betty Heimer of Whitewright, Texas; a brother, Kermit McMillan of Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Emozene Blount of Walkerton, Ind., Jewell Smiddy of Springfield; a friend, Roy Graviett of Oran; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.. ...
Dorothy Goodin (05/27/04)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Dorothy Jane Goodin, 79, of Charleston died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Capetown Assisted Living Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 10, 1925, in Charleston, daughter of H.C. and Essie Della Stark Finley. She and Arthur Lee Goodin were married March 9, 1946. He died Aug. 2, 1991...
Ronald Moore (05/27/04)
Ronald Lee Moore, 64, of Lakeland, Fla., died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at his home. He was born Nov. 11, 1939, in Warsaw, Ind., son of Richard Lee and Mabel Moore. He was formerly of Scott City. Survivors include three sons, Randall Moore of Jackson, Michael Moore of Fiddletown, Calif., Roger Moore of St. Louis; a daughter, Veronica Boardrow of Isleton, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren...
Flossie McGinness (05/27/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Flossie M. McGinness, 93, of Cairo died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at her home. She was born Oct. 13, 1910, in Elco, Ill., daughter of Thomas and Lulu Brimm. She married John McGinness, who died in 1984. McGinness was a member of First Southern Baptist Church...
Willie Miles (05/27/04)
BENTON, Mo. -- Willie Dean Miles, 64, of Benton died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Cornish (05/27/04)
Margaret E. Cornish, 85, of Chillicothe, Ill., died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at Peoria Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. She was born Aug. 7, 1918, at Scott City, daughter of Charles Leo and Mamie Wishon Davis. She first married Robert Hartle in 1937, who died in 1945. She and John Hahs were married in 1946, and he died in 1970. She later married Sherman Cornish in 1975, who died in 1994...
Births 5/27/04 (05/27/04)
Bommarito Son to Matthew and Dr. Angela Bommarito of Columbia, Mo., Boone Hospital Center, 7:59 a.m. Friday, April 2, 2004. Name, Gavin Matthew. Weight, 7 pounds 2 ounces. First child. Mrs. Bommarito is the former Angela Scherer, daughter of Gary and Bonnie Scherer of Cape Girardeau. She is a veterinarian. Bommarito is the son of Joe and Donna Bommarito of Fenton, Mo. He is co-owner and vice president of J.W. Bommarito Construction Co...
Cape/Jackson police reports 5/27/04 (05/27/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests James Otis Baker, 20, of 307 Luther, Sikeston, Mo., was arrested Monday on a warrant. Stephen Gregory Stoniker, 44, of Greenfield, Mo., was arrested at the country club Monday on suspicion of burglary, possession of burglary tools, felony stealing and felony property damage...
Cape fire reports 5/27/04 (05/27/04)
Firefighters responded to the following calls on Tuesday: At 3:38 p.m., a stand-by at the airport. At 5:46 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at 2104 Big Bend. At 7 p.m., a medical call at 1005 Jefferson. At 8:47 p.m., a medical call at 2857 Cape LaCroix...
Out of the past 5/27/04 (05/27/04)
10 years ago: May 27, 1994 Barring any legal difficulties, Cape Girardeau City Council June 6 will adopt ordinance for one-eighth-cent sales tax vote to defray increasing cost of solid waste; passage of increase would help avoid raising trash fees from $10.54 to $12.13...
B Company helps with rebuilding in Iraq (05/27/04)
By Sgt. Justin Dietiker Soldiers from the Perryville and Jackson armories set out on a one-year deployment to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom. They were given their orders in November and were told to report to active duty just a few days after New Year's Day...
Economic recovery (05/27/04)
The Greenville (S.C.) News The "jobless" recovery is likely over. ... Typically, job creation has always followed high consumer confidence, robust spending and low interest rates. But historically high worker productivity has allowed companies to do more with fewer workers. And for the first time outsourcing, or the shift of jobs from America to foreign nations, has begun to include traditional white collar jobs. .....
Politics and revenue (05/27/04)
The Missouri State Building and Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO endorsed Gov. Bob Holden for re-election (over Democratic State Auditor Claire McCaskill) and endorsed 22-year veteran state Sen. Ken Jacob (over Bekki Cook from Cape Girardeau). "Jacob has carried a 100 percent COPE voting record throughout his legislative career," the trades council said...
Defense spending (05/27/04)
St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press In the latest round of Senate Armed Services committee hearings about prisoner abuse in Iraq, it became clear that the power of the purse still resides on Capitol Hill and that senators intend for the Pentagon to know that the time has expired on writing blank checks for the Iraq war...
Scenic byway (05/27/04)
For its supporters, creating a scenic byway along Crowley's Ridge sounded like a great way to boost the tourism economy in Southeast Missouri and attract visitors to see the beauty and rolling hills that the geological formation offers. But the designation hasn't provided nearly the benefits that were expected...
Speak Out 05/27/04 (05/27/04)
Advocating the city JON RUST'S column inspired me to go to Cape Girardeau's downtown arts and crafts show. It was wonderful, and so is Rust's ongoing advocacy of the merits of this neo-renaissance city by the river. Driving sense I DRIVE about 30 minutes to work each way. ...
Front cover

Browse full calendar