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Community Q&A 05/30/04 (05/30/04)
Name: Sara Shafer Lives in: Cape Girardeau Family: Dad, Ken; mom, Susan; sister, Gwen. Job: Just applied for Toys 'R' Us, Buchheit's and Cape West 14 Cine. What do you like most about the area? It's bigger than where I used to live. The mall and job opportunities...
Bat man's mission (05/30/04)
GRAND TOWER, Ill. -- The stillness of a humid, late-spring day in the Oakwood Bottoms Greentree Reservoir just north of Grand Tower is disturbed by the unnatural rustling of grass and the crunch of dead brush beneath steel-belted radials. A caravan of four four-wheel-drive trucks beats its own path through 5-foot-tall grass atop a small levee. ...
World briefs 5/30/04 (05/30/04)
Haiti, Dominican Republic struggle to bury dead JIMANI, Dominican Republic -- Dominican troops buried bodies on a tiny island surrounded by crocodiles Saturday as doctors warned of health hazards from shallow mass graves holding some of the 1,100 victims killed in floods along the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. ...
Briding the generation gap with words of war (05/30/04)
Some Jackson girls far too young to remember firsthand any of America's wars except the most recent, an essay contest on the meaning of World War II could have been a dry, academic exercise. But as they read their thoughts Saturday to a crowd at American Legion Post 158 in Jackson, it was plain their messages were personally felt...
Lessons of labor (05/30/04)
To the hundreds of hungry visitors at the 14th annual Strawberry Festival at the Teen Challenge Center on MATC Lane Saturday, the plump berries are the best thing that ever happened to shortcake. To the 148 men who live on the 316-acre Teen Challenge farm, the berries represent backbreaking labor -- and a chance to turn their lives away from trouble...
Operation Troop Support seeking concession stand (05/30/04)
Operation Troop Support, a nonprofit organization established to help troops overseas and their families back home facing a substantial loss of income, is seeking a mobile food concession stand for use during the July 4 holiday as a means of raising funds for the cause...
Community briefs 05/30/04 (05/30/04)
Scott County Women in Agriculture to meet The Scott County Women in Agriculture will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at the USDA office on Highway 77 in Benton, Mo. A presentation on scrapbooking will be given with a workshop following the meeting. The group welcomes women interested in gardening, cooking, farming, family activities and community service aiming to educate others about agriculture. For more information, call Kay Dover at the USDA Center at (573) 545-9027...
Going for the crown (05/30/04)
Tears welled up in Mary Mercer's eyes when she was crowned Ms. Nursing Home at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. "I never had a crown before. The closest I ever came was first runner-up at the Potosi High School prom," she said. On a scale of one to 10, she rated the event as a 10...
Odd briefs (05/30/04)
Church makes too much of a joyful noise WINFIELD, W.Va. -- Neighbors of a church want the congregation's band to play on -- only at a lower volume. The band at Christ Harvest Church in Hurricane, W.Va., rehearses several times a week. The music can be heard several houses away. "We don't want them to stop praising the Lord," said resident Steve French. "We just don't want to be part of the service."...
Military digest 05/30/04 (05/30/04)
Cape grad named defense counsel in D.C. area Capt. Gabe Hinkebein has been assigned as the trial defense counsel for the Military District of Washington. The Fort Myer, Va., post provides legal support for all Washington, D.C., Army installations, including the Pentagon. ...
Parents hope classmates' support will help son recover (05/30/04)
RAYTOWN, Mo. -- As classmates watched, 11-year-old Jeremy Tye collapsed while running a lap in gym class in March and was whisked away in an ambulance. Jeremy's parents are hoping the visits and kindnesses from many of those classmates since then will be enough to pull him through...
Brothers find niche in metal market crafts (05/30/04)
HOISINGTON, Kan. -- Sparks fly as Bruce Bitter guides the white hot tip of a plasma cutter through a sheet of steel. A computer-directed cutter sits in the B & B Metalworks shop, used for a table instead of cutting metals. Bitter prefers using a hand-held plasma torch to make the intricate cuts required in his metalwork designs...
Legislators want to curtail Medicaid loophole (05/30/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- When Joe Maple's mother started forgetting things, his attorney suggested the family find ways to squirrel away her assets, so when she needed to enter a nursing home, Medicaid, rather than her money, would foot the bill. But Maple said he didn't think that was right, so the family used the $150,000 from selling her farm to pay for the nursing home care, instead of relying on the government-run health-care program for the poor...
Some angry, some agree with Cosby criticisms (05/30/04)
NEW YORK -- Remarks Bill Cosby made earlier this month upbraiding certain segments of the black community on issues from their grammar to complaints about police brutality have been attacked by some as a classist, elitist attack on the poor. Others say the entertainer revealed unpleasant truths that need to be dealt with...
Military intel troops accused of abuses (05/30/04)
WASHINGTON -- Several U.S. guards allege they witnessed military intelligence operatives encouraging the abuse of Iraqi prison inmates at four prisons other than Abu Ghraib, investigative documents show. Court transcripts and Army investigator interviews provide the broadest view of evidence that abuses, from forcing inmates to stand in hoods in 120-degree heat to punching them, occurred at a Marine detention camp and three Army prison sites in Iraq besides Abu Ghraib...
Army- Ex-NFL player Pat Tillman likely killed by friendly fire (05/30/04)
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The shots that killed Pat Tillman, the football player who became a patriotic icon by giving up a $3.6 million contract to become an Army Ranger, probably came from his fellow soldiers, military officials said Saturday. According to an Army investigation, Tillman was shot to death on April 22 after a U.S. soldier mistakenly fired on a friendly Afghan soldier in Tillman's unit, and other U.S. soldiers then fired in the same direction...
World War II vets honored at memorial (05/30/04)
WASHINGTON -- America dedicated a memorial Saturday to the fast-thinning ranks of World War II veterans, a poignant last hurrah drawing together tens of thousands of old soldiers, sailors and heroes of the home front. Frail now, full of spunk then, they were thanked for service that "helped save the world."...
Scientists- Dino skull is evidence Africa broke off later than (05/30/04)
CHICAGO -- The fossil skull of a peculiar, wrinkle-faced dinosaur unearthed four years ago in the Sahara is providing new evidence that Africa split from the other southern continents more recently than previously thought, scientists say. "It was sort of a missing puzzle piece that serves to banish the notion that Africa was isolated earlier," said Paul Sereno, a University of Chicago paleontologist who led the dinosaur-hunting expedition to a remote, desert region of Niger in 2000...
'Best forgotten'? (05/30/04)
My father's ankle-length, black-and-white tweed Mayfield, the first fine piece of clothing he bought for himself when he returned from the war, hangs still in my crowded closet. Once a year I slip it from the hanger and try it on, always astonished that I cannot squeeze into the giant's coat...
EU, Latin America criticize U.S. foreign policy, prisoner abuse (05/30/04)
GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Latin America and Europe capped a one-day summit with a condemnation of Iraqi prisoner abuse and calls for the world to back the international criminal court and the Kyoto Protocol -- indirect criticisms of the United States that never mentioned the world's superpower by name...
Four soldiers' deaths raise U.S. total in Afghanistan conflict (05/30/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Four members of the American special forces were killed in action in a southern Afghan province at the heart of a stubborn Taliban-led insurgency, the U.S. military said today. The victims died Saturday in Zabul province, about 240 miles southwest of the capital, Kabul, military spokeswoman Master Sgt. Cindy Beam said in an e-mailed statement. She gave no details of how they were killed...
Gunmen take hostages in Saudi luxury resort (05/30/04)
KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia -- Suspected Islamic militants wearing military-style uniforms sprayed gunfire inside two office compounds in the heart of the Saudi oil region Saturday, killing at least 10 people -- including an American -- and then seizing dozens of hostages at a luxury resort...
Suspected al-Qaida agent hid in plain sight in Japan (05/30/04)
NIIGATA, Japan -- To his Japanese neighbors, Lionel Dumont was a mystery. When police and immigration officials asked about the Frenchman, Dumont's landlord had no idea who he was, even though the landlord lived right across the street and had only 36 tenants in his apartment building...
Desperate operation (05/30/04)
RIO TALEA, Mexico -- Alone in her one-room cabin high in the mountains of southern Mexico, Ines Ramirez Perez felt the pounding pains of a child insistent on entering the world. Three years earlier, she had given birth to a dead baby girl. As her labor intensified, so did her concern for this unborn child...
Iraq developments 5/30/04 (05/30/04)
KUFA, Iraq -- The U.S.-appointed governor of Najaf accused radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Saturday of failing to honor a deal to end fighting as U.S. soldiers clashed with Shiite gunmen. Three Marines were killed Saturday in separate fighting west of Baghdad, pushing the number of U.S. deaths to more than 800...
Dobbelare leads PHS into top 10 (05/30/04)
Perryville senior Kyle Dobbelare came home with four state medals and helped the Pirates to a seventh-place finish in the team standings Saturday at the Class 3 state track and field championships in Jefferson City, Mo. Dobbelare, who has a 2002 long jump championship among his seven career state medals, didn't bring home any top honors Saturday but he made his largest hardware haul. ...
The Pirates senior placed in the top eight in three individual (05/30/04)
Perryville senior Kyle Dobbelare came home with four state medals and helped the Pirates to a seventh-place finish in the team standings Saturday at the Class 3 state track and field championships in Jefferson City, Mo. Dobbelare, who has a 2002 long jump championship among his seven career state medals, didn't bring home any top honors Saturday but he made his largest hardware haul. ...
Notre Dame settles for fourth place after loss (05/30/04)
FENTON, Mo. -- Last year, the Notre Dame girls soccer team met O'Hara in the Class 1 state semifinals with a berth in the title game awaiting the winner. While the stakes were not as high in Saturday's third-place game at the Anheuser-Busch Center, both teams again played a tight, one-goal ballgame with the result favoring O'Hara this time, 2-1...
Indians fall short in improbable title bid (05/30/04)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State University nearly pulled off the improbable. But in the end, it was Jacksonville State that carried off the Ohio Valley Conference's ultimate baseball prize. The Gamecocks from Alabama outlasted the Indians on Saturday to win the league tournament title and capture an NCAA Division I regional berth for the first time in school history...
Indians fall short in improbable title bid (05/30/04)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State University nearly pulled off the improbable. But in the end, it was Jacksonville State that carried off the Ohio Valley Conference's ultimate baseball prize. The Gamecocks from Alabama outlasted the Indians on Saturday to win the league tournament title and capture an NCAA Division I regional berth for the first time in school history...
FanSpeak 5/30/04 (05/30/04)
SEMO not in MU's class IWANT to write to FanSpeak to point out an absurd concept that your paper tried to push in several articles lately. You tried to make the claim that Mizzou and SEMO are rivals in baseball. Are you kidding? Yes, I am well aware of how close the head-to-head matchups between these two teams have ended the last two years, but Mizzou has still won nearly 80 percent of the games in this "rival" matchup. ...
Cape Legion junior team off to 2-0 start (05/30/04)
The Cape Girardeau American Legion junior team is off to a 2-0 start at the Milton F. Nitsch Memorial Tournament in Jackson. Cape defeated Sikeston 7-5 on Friday and edged Imperial's Rock Legion 3-2 on Saturday. Cape plays 2 p.m. today against Florissant in the Pool A finale. The championship is set for 7 tonight...
Indy 500 fields strongest lineup in years (05/30/04)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Slowly but surely the big boys have returned to Indy. Today's race will feature the strongest field since 1995, the year before many of the top teams and drivers in the established CART series began a boycott of the Brickyard because of the newly formed Indy Racing League...
Charlotte holds fond memories for Gordon (05/30/04)
CONCORD, N.C. -- Ten years ago, Jeff Gordon was a bit of an outcast when he sped to the first victory of his NASCAR career. Born in California, raised in the midwest running open-wheel cars in USAC, he drew the ire of NASCAR fans by regularly rubbing fenders with good ol' boys like Dale Earnhardt and Bill Elliott...
Pujols homers twice to lead Cards to win (05/30/04)
HOUSTON -- Tony La Russa saw signs that Albert Pujols was ready for a big game. "You never know when it's coming, but the last couple of days he's gotten three or four walks, and that means that he is seeing the ball better and that is when it starts," the St. Louis manager said...
Data being collected may lead to changes in crappie regulations (05/30/04)
Crappie are a popular sport fish in Missouri. One reason crappies are so popular is their eagerness to bite. They are fun to catch and great to eat. At DeLaney Lake, north of Charleston, Mo., crappie are numerous, but the population is comprised of mainly smaller sized fish -- less than 9 inches. At Cypress Lake on Otter Slough Conservation Area, near Dexter, Mo., the crappie population is also comprised of mainly small fish...
Bortner places 12th in Wal-Mart tournament (05/30/04)
David Bortner of Cape Girardeau placed 12th in a field of 164 bass anglers in the Wal-Mart BFL regional qualifier last weekend at Lake Shelbyville, Ill. Bortner's finish earned him one of 22 paychecks awarded at the tournament. The event was the second of five leading up to the regional championship set to take place in Mississippi later this fall...
Gamecocks again break the hearts of Indians' fans (05/30/04)
It was a strange coincidence that Jacksonville State and Southeast Missouri State University were the last teams still standing Saturday in the Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament. The squads met this year to decide the championship in two of the OVC's three highest profile men's sports...
Area sports digest 5/30/04 (05/30/04)
Michele andRob Litz win Ken Hayden tournament The team of Michele Litz and Rob Litz shot a 63 to place first in championship flight at the mixed scramble Ken Hayden Memorial Tournament at the Cape Girardeau Country Club. Phillis Seabaugh and Ron Seabaugh (64) finished second, and Robin Davis and Lyle Davis (65) were third...
Bounty of buttons (05/30/04)
SEDALIA, Mo. -- They can be crafted from wood, steel, glass, plastic, ivory, bread dough and even chicken skin. Most people probably don't think of those items as materials for buttons, but like collector Ellen Alwood of St. Louis said, "They are miniature works of art."...
Spectacular and secluded (05/30/04)
There is a surprising number of places in Cape Girardeau County that are quiet, little tucked away pieces of land and houses not found on the beaten path. The house at 414 Quail Ridge near Fruitland is one of those places. It's just a few miles off Highway 177, which makes it close to the city. Yet, with a 5.77 acre lot, it has a secluded feeling about it that makes it a secret paradise...
Scholars lecturing on 'Buffy' -- seriously (05/30/04)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It's tough for scholars to be taken seriously when their subject is a TV show about a California blonde fighting evil in a high school built on a gateway to hell. Particularly when the title is as campy as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."...
Rhonda Westrich (05/30/04)
Rhonda Gail Westrich, 46, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, May 28, 2004, at her home. She was born July 9, 1957, at Bonne Terre, Mo., daughter of Kenneth B. and Willma D. Allen Cunningham. She and Dallas E. Westrich were married April 30, 1988, at Cape Girardeau...
James Lilly (05/30/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- James Dale Lilly, 42, of Perryville died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at his home. He was born March 25, 1962, son of James and Velma Perkins Lilly. He was a self-employed landscaper. Survivors include his mother; a son, Kelly Lilly of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Amanda Lilly of St. Louis; three brothers, Charles Lilly of Perryville, Jerry Lilly of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Robert Lilly of Jadwin, Mo.; and two sisters, Virginia Claybrook of Perryville and Linda Guhe of St. Louis...
Pauline Bond (05/30/04)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Pauline Bond, 77, of Dongola died Friday, May 28, 2004, at her home. She was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Miller City, Ill., daughter of Cecil and Della Jones Haynes. She and Archie B. Bond were married Dec. 16, 1947, in Coopertown, Ky. He died Oct. 8, 1992. She was a member of Elco Baptist Church...
Charles Stringfellow (05/30/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Charles "Blue" Stringfellow, 76, of Chaffee died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Dec. 4, 1927, at Chaffee, son of James and Nanny Smith Stringfellow. He and Irene Dennison were married April 13, 1962...
Seabaugh-Reed (05/30/04)
Kelli Renee Seabaugh and Austin James Reed were united in marriage April 17, 2004, at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson. The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer performed the ceremony. Organist was Christy Shinn of Gordonville. Soloists were Meredith Lape and Brent Pfeiffer of Jackson, and Katie Edmonds of Cape Girardeau...
Bollinger-Graviett (05/30/04)
PATTON, Mo. -- Laura Beth Bollinger and Christopher Evans Graviett exchanged vows April 17, 2004, at La Croix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Fred Rister performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bollinger of Patton are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Graviett of Oran, Mo...
Jenkins-Shy (05/30/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. John Jenkins of Sikeston and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Fisher of Vanduser, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Robin Gayle Jenkins, to Damon Paul Shy. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Shy of Oran, Mo. Jenkins is a 1996 graduate of Scott County Central High School. She is employed at Good Humor-Breyers in Sikeston...
Winchester-Snyder (05/30/04)
Wade Winchester of St. Peters, Mo., and Terry Winchester of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Deanna Michelle Winchester, to Nicholas Allen Snyder of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Rodney and Connie Snyder of Jackson. Winchester is a 2000 graduate of Delta High School. She is employed at St. Francis Medical Center...
Sander- Hazelwood (05/30/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Sander of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa McKenzie Sander, to Daniel Bryant Hazelwood. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Hazelwood of Altenburg, Mo., and Danita Hartle of North Carolina. Sander is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School. She is pursuing a doctorate degree at St. Louis College of Pharmacy...
Proctor- Smithing (05/30/04)
David and Jeanie Proctor of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Proctor, to William Smithing, both of Charlottesville, Va. He is the son of William and Patricia Smithing of Stantonsburg, N.C. Proctor is a graduate of the University of Virginia. She is a senior sales consultant with Novartis Pharmaceuticals...
Nunnally- Dohogne (05/30/04)
Bobby Joe Nunnally of Chaffee, Mo., and Margaret Braswell of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Nunnally, to Corey Dohogne, both of Scott City. He is the son of Charles Dohogne of Kelso, Mo., and Cheryl Talley of Scott City...
Sheard- Ewing (05/30/04)
Dorothy Sheard of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Maranda Michelle Sheard, to Ryan Julian Ewing. He is the son of Dorris Ewing of Cape Girardeau. Sheard is a 1998 graduate of Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University. She is a crew trainer at McDonald's...
Groesbeck- Griswold (05/30/04)
Doug and Linda Groesbeck of Charles City, Iowa, formerly of Cape Girardeau, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Ruth Groesbeck, to Jeffrey Scott Griswold, both of Lenexa, Kan. He is the son of Tony and Kathleen Griswold of Steelville, Mo...
Prater-Young (05/30/04)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Robert and Sharon Prater of McClure announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Lynn Prater, to Joseph James Young of Sedgewickville, Mo. He is the son of Marvin Young of St. Peters, Mo., and Sheila Walters of O'Fallon, Mo. Prater is a 1995 graduate of Shawnee High School. She is employed at Hardee's in Cape Girardeau...
McCrite- Lindley (05/30/04)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Barbara McCrite and Danny and Julie McCrite of Tamms announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda McCrite, to Joshua Lindley. He is the son of Daniel and Rebecca Lindley of Glenallen, Mo. McCrite is a 1997 graduate of Egyptian High School, and is attending Shawnee Community College...
Calvert-Woods (05/30/04)
Lloyd and Anna Calvert of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lori Calvert, to Jonah Allen Woods. He is the son of Melba Johnston of Farmington, Mo., and James Woods of Apple Valley, Calif. Calvert is a 1999 graduate of North County High School. She is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in nursing at Deaconess College of Nursing. She is a phlebotomist with Tenet Health Care...
Simmons- Raines (05/30/04)
Jody Simmons of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Samantha Jo Simmons, to Nicholas Andrew Raines. He is the son of Gary and Cindy Raines of Cape Girardeau. Simmons is a 2000 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Finch and Moss Law Firm...
Pearsons together 50 years (05/30/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pearson of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception April 3, 2004, at First Christian Church. Hosts were their children and spouses, Carol and Earl Eftink of Cape Girardeau, Susan and Greg Urhahn of Jackson, and Michael and Tracy Pearson of Springfield, Ill...
Reception honors Blaylocks on 50th (05/30/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Rev. and Mrs. Donald Blaylock of Perryville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and his 50 years in the ministry at a reception May 2, 2004. The event was held at Sedgewickville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Sedgewickville, Mo. Hosts were their children and spouses, Wesley and Paula Blaylock of Pevely, Mo., Sue and Charlie Dawson of Sedgewickville, and Paula Beldon of Albuquerque, N.M...
Hawns observe 50th event (05/30/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hawn of Cape Girardeau celebrated their golden wedding anniversary March 27, 2004, at Lynwood Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Hosts were their daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Rick Bandermann and Kim and David Patrick of Cape Girardeau, and Soni and Val Crader of Burfordville...
Region digest 05/30/04 (05/30/04)
Cape Girardeau man held on rape charge A Cape Girardeau man has been arrested in connection with the reported rape of a juvenile girl Friday afternoon. Fred Lee Harris Sr., 51, of 330 Estate Drive, was charged with rape and is being held on a cash bond of $100,000. ...
Fire report 05/30/04 (05/30/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Friday: At 5:57 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1448 N. Kingshighway. At 11:30 p.m., an emergency medical service at 126 S. Louisiana. Firefighters responded to the following items on Saturday:...
Police report 05/30/04 (05/30/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items have been released by the cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Edward James Gibson, 24, 330 N. Lorimier, was issued a summons Friday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, careless and imprudent driving, and failure to stop at a stop sign...
Out of the past 5/30/04 (05/30/04)
10 years ago: May 30, 1994 Early morning thunderstorm forces cancellation of Avenue of Flags display at Cape County Park, but by mid-morning rain stops and several hundred people are on hand for annual Memorial Day observance of Joint Veterans Council; keynote address is made by Cape Girardeau County assistant prosecutor Ian Sutherland...
Michael Moore (05/30/04)
The Daily Telegraph (London) It must have been a gruesome sight: the elite of the Cannes film festival applauding someone even more self-regarding than themselves. Michael Moore, portly archpriest of the anti-Bush cult, premiered his film "Fahrenheit 9/11" at the festival this week. .....
Ted Kennedy's anti-American slander (05/30/04)
By Jeff Jacoby U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy uttered what may turn out to be the single most disgusting remark made about the United States in the course of the Iraq War. The reaction to his slander -- or rather, the lack of reaction -- speaks volumes about the moral bankruptcy of the American left...
News liberals, Kerry's ploy (05/30/04)
Here are a couple of interesting items from my recent readings: Pew survey finds moderates, liberals dominate news outlets: Those convinced that liberals make up a disproportionate share of newsroom workers have long relied on Pew Research Center surveys to confirm this view, and they will not be disappointed by the results of Pew's latest study released Sunday, May 23...
Hallowed ground (05/30/04)
This weekend will be one of the busiest of the year. School's out. Vacations are starting. Summer activities abound. But let's keep focused on the reason for this long Memorial Day weekend. This is the holiday when Americans honor those who have died for their country while serving under the U.S. flag...
Speak Out 05/30/04 (05/30/04)
Time for a raise I HAVE been a police officer for 14 years. I came to this city seven years ago from a smaller community of 5,000 where I was a police officer. After seven years, I have still not met the salary that I was making while in the small community 75 miles north of here. ...
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