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Stories from Sunday, July 18, 2004

Crowding onto the ballot (07/18/04)
Melvin Gately knows a thing or two about local politics. He spent eight years on the Cape Girardeau City Council and ran twice for mayor. He has voted in many municipal and school board elections where he didn't have much of a choice; an incumbent ran uncontested...
New Hamburg's picnic features old-fashioned fun (07/18/04)
Eleven tents promoting political candidates were arranged along the perimeter of the picnic grounds at the annual New Hamburg picnic Saturday. Simple pleasures included tents to shade picnic goers from the sun, an occasional breeze and for a not-yet-full-grown dog, a water-gun squirt in the jowl for relief...
Nation briefs (07/18/04)
Tribes to square off against Schwarzenegger SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In a direct challenge to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Indian tribes that own major casinos are embracing what could be a $50-million initiative war to gain casino expansion rights without his consent, tribal representatives said Friday. ...
School district may approve code of ethics (07/18/04)
To an outsider, it may read like military conduct guidelines, but those within the Cape Girardeau School District say a new code of ethics just describes what they already do on a regular basis. The six page document was created by the district's policy committee in response to requirements by the Missouri School Board Association. The Cape Girardeau School Board will consider the code's approval at its meeting Monday night...
Nearly all operations at Los Alamos weapons lab suspended (07/18/04)
The director of Los Alamos National Laboratory on Friday ordered an indefinite suspension of virtually all operations at the nuclear weapons facility, a day after announcing that the disappearance of two computer disks had forced a halt to all classified research there...
Knife attack by Scott City man is fatal (07/18/04)
SCOTT CITY -- "A little shindig" a Scott County resident said some young people were having in a remote area of the county Friday night turned deadly when Chad L. Chaney, 23, of Scott City was fatally stabbed. Five others were wounded in the ensuing fight, including the man accused of stabbing Chaney...
Area groups work hard to make voter registration easy (07/18/04)
It's easy, it's free; yet so many Americans take voting for granted. The right to vote is what decides issues and turns the course of history. Hoping to help chart that course, several political groups held voter registration drives in Cape Girardeau recently, and some organizations are planning future drives...
Chaffee mother and daughter injured in crash (07/18/04)
Southeast Missourian A Chaffee woman and her daughter were injured in a two-car accident at 6 p.m. Friday on Highway 25 two miles north of Advance. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Patricia Lands, 32, of Chaffee, driving a 1992 Ford van, attempted to pass a 1992 Chevrolet pickup driven by Ricky Schatte, 18, of Bloomfield, Mo., while Schatte was attempting to make a left turn...
Pilot of plane that dropped atomic bomb on Nagasaki dies (07/18/04)
BOSTON -- Charles W. Sweeney, a retired Air Force general who piloted the plane that dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki in the final days of World War II, died Thursday. He was 84. Sweeney died at Massachusetts General Hospital, a hospital spokesperson said...
Odd briefs 13A (07/18/04)
Kitten found swimming three miles out in ocean ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- When Maggie Rogers spotted something bobbing in the water three miles into the Gulf of Mexico while on a scalloping trip with friends, she assumed it was a turtle, or a piece of sea kelp. ...
Coroner candidate's nursing license was revoked in 1996 (07/18/04)
A Cape Girardeau County coroner candidate who is campaigning on his medical experience had his Missouri nursing license revoked in 1997, a spokeswoman for the Missouri Board of Nursing says. She said Edward Frenzel's nursing license was put on probation for two years in 1996 for being "verbally and physically abusive to patients." A board report says Frenzel "used inappropriate force when attempting to remove and reinsert a Foley catheter." Frenzel was a licensed practical nurse...
Cook amasses financial lead over primary foe (07/18/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Both contenders for the Democratic nomination as lieutenant governor enjoyed comparable fund-raising success during the last quarter, but Bekki Cook had about $100,000 more in the bank than rival Ken Jacob heading into the heart of campaign season...
Shifting gears across time (07/18/04)
BLANDINSVILLE, Ill. -- One of the many activities at the recent 117th Blandinsville Farmers Picnic was an opportunity to visit a man and his passion of the last 40 years. Martin Calvert is the collector and curator for informal museums full of horse-drawn farm equipment, early 20th century automobiles and products, along with a smattering of kerosene and carbide lanterns from the mid 1800s...
State briefs 7/18/04 (07/18/04)
Casino opponents roll out TV, radio spots JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Opponents of an amendment to allow a casino in southwest Missouri are rolling out television and radio ads that play on fears of expanding gambling. The TV spot is to begin airing Monday in the Kansas City and St. Louis markets to counter the ads from casino supporters that have run statewide for a few weeks. The radio spot will run only in St. Louis, organizers said...
It's a crowded race for Dick Gephardt's congressional seat (07/18/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Voters in Missouri's 3rd District are in for a big change, but not until they do some homework. For half a century, the seat has been the hallmark of constancy, held by retiring Rep. Dick Gephardt since 1977, and Rep. Leonor K. Sullivan from 1953 to 1977. Now, the seat is wide open...
Nevada wildfire 50 percent contained (07/18/04)
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Fire managers began releasing engines and air power from a fire Saturday that destroyed at least 15 homes as crews secured containment lines near homes and made progress in the Sierra backcountry to keep the flames out of the Lake Tahoe basin...
Just another Sunday (07/18/04)
Once, within living memory, it was a day apart in many places: a 24-hour stretch of family time when liquor was unavailable, church was the rule, shopping was impossible and -- in some towns -- weekend staples like tending the lawn and playing in the park met with hearty disapproval...
Odds and Ends (07/18/04)
Bat flies into truck cab as woman is driving FOUKE, Ark. -- Amanda Jones was going batty trying to swat at the creature flying around in the cab of her truck. Something flew in through her half-open window as she drove in darkness around 1 a.m. Sunday. It was flapping around her head and neck, so she swatted at it to try to make it go away...
9-11 panel to suggest one spymaster for U.S. (07/18/04)
WASHINGTON -- The commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks will recommend a new Cabinet-level post to oversee the nation's 15 intelligence agencies and control their budgets, say two people familiar with the panel's final report. The report to be released Thursday makes the case for a director of national intelligence by detailing intelligence failures by the CIA and the FBI that enabled the Sept. ...
U.S. woman sentenced to death (07/18/04)
MUSCAT, Oman -- A court in Oman convicted an American woman Saturday of murdering her husband and sentenced her to death, the court said. Rebecca Thompson, along with her 14-year-old son, Derrick, and two Omani men, were convicted of killing Mark Thompson on Jan. 1...
Premier, Arafat engage in battle over resignation (07/18/04)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinian prime minister resigned Saturday in a sweeping leadership shakeup that also saw two senior officials replaced in Yasser Arafat's overhaul of his security forces -- a key U.S. and Israeli demand for restarting the deadlocked peace process. ...
India's absent educators (07/18/04)
The country's teachers often neglect duties at rural public schools By John Lancaster ~ The Washington Post UREJ, India -- Six days a week, if their parents can spare them from the fields, the children of this isolated village don tattered blue uniforms and trudge down a muddy path to the derelict concrete shell that serves as the government primary school. ...
Fallujah savors peace without U.S. military (07/18/04)
FALLUJAH, Iraq -- Two months after U.S. Marines pulled out, residents of Fallujah feel safe again, sleeping on their roofs to escape the heat without fear of the once-constant nighttime gunbattles, and traveling the streets without worrying they could be stopped or detained...
Cape Legion ends regular season with split (07/18/04)
The Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons American Legion team finished its regular season by splitting a doubleheader Saturday at Farmington. Ford & Sons (17-24) nearly overcame a five-run deficit but fell one run short and dropped the first game 9-8. Tony Lueckel, Zac Hudson and Lee Essner each had two hits in the game. Essner had two RBIs, and Hudson had a double...
Askew in limbo about Kennett post (07/18/04)
Former Memphis State University basketball standout and former NBA player Vincent Askew may not be coming to Kennett to become a basketball coach after all. As of Friday, according to Kennett school board member Pat Allen, Askew expressed dismay over the way his interest in the position at Kennett High School has been handled, telling her he was seriously thinking about withdrawing his name from consideration...
Capahas toss two shutouts (07/18/04)
Even though the Plaza Tire Capahas failed last weekend -- for the third year in a row -- to win the National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional, nobody has ever questioned their pitching staff this season. Saturday the Capahas flexed their mound muscles at the St. Louis Golden Spikes, as Chad Bogenpohl and Jamie McAlister both threw seven-inning shutouts to lead host Plaza Tire to a doubleheader sweep, 2-0 and 4-0...
FanSpeak July18 (07/18/04)
Overpaid, perhaps? ROGER CEDENO makes $5.5 million a year? Roger Cedeno makes $5.5 million a year? Poor sport was profane I SAW one of the worst examples of sportsmanship in a recent game. A player was pitching a horrible game, couldn't seem to find the strike zone. ...
Two sprinters with positive drug tests reach finals in 200 (07/18/04)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A couple of sprinters who may be barred from the Athens Games because of positive drug tests sped into the men's and women's finals in the 200 meters Saturday at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials. Torri Edwards, who faces a two-year ban if found guilty of using a banned stimulant, had the fastest time of 22.38 seconds in the semifinals of the women's 200. She already has qualified for the Athens Games by placing second in the 100...
Cardinals pitcher Lincoln out for year after surgery (07/18/04)
CINCINNATI -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Mike Lincoln will miss the rest of the season after having elbow ligament replacement surgery. The right-hander was 3-2 with a 5.19 ERA in 13 relief appearances. The operation was performed by Dr. George Paletta on Tuesday at Barnes West Hospital in St. Louis. The announcement was made Saturday in Cincinnati, where the Cardinals are playing a four-game series against the Reds...
Armstrong closes in on lead (07/18/04)
PLATEAU DE BEILLE, France -- Start icing the champagne. Lance Armstrong cleared his path to a record sixth straight Tour de France crown, overpowering rivals to win the 13th stage Saturday. His two-day display of dominant mountain riding has all but decided cycling's showcase event even before it veers into the Alps next week...
A major opportunity (07/18/04)
TROON, Scotland -- More fickle than the weather at the British Open was the leaderboard it left behind. At the top was the ultimate journeyman, Todd Hamilton, who breezed through Royal Troon in every condition imaginable Saturday for a 4-under 67 and a one-shot lead. Chasing him was a collection of golf's biggest stars, including Ernie Els, Masters champion Phil Mickelson, U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen and Tiger Woods...
Dunn deals Cards a loss (07/18/04)
CINCINNATI -- Steve Kline made a mistake and it cost him. Adam Dunn hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the eighth inning, the first home run by a left-handed hitter off Kline this season, and the Cincinnati Reds cooled off the St. Louis Cardinals with a 7-5 win Saturday...
Jones withdraws from 200 meters (07/18/04)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Exhausted Olympic champion Marion Jones pulled out of the 200 meters at the U.S. track and field trials Saturday to focus on the long jump and the relays -- and perhaps even a spot in the 100. "It's extremely disappointing. I'm not going to candy coat anything," she said. "My reasoning for pulling out of the 200 today is simply because of fatigue. There's no other reason. After running my round yesterday I was simply tired, exhausted...
Dove hunt for disabled set for Sept. 3 at Ten Mile Pond (07/18/04)
Hunters with mobility impairments will be able to participate in a dove hunt Sept. 3 -- the second day of dove hunting season -- at Ten Mile Pond Conservation Area in Mississippi County. The event is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation Department and the National Wild Turkey Federation...
Teal season will be shorter this year (07/18/04)
A decline in the population of the blue-winged teal triggered a nine-day hunting season. By Jim Low Special to the Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A dip in numbers of blue-winged teal has pared Missouri's early teal season by seven days, leaving hunters with a little more than a week to pursue the speedy little ducks...
Capahas again miss out on regional title (07/18/04)
The Plaza Tire Capahas are in the midst of another solid season -- but for the third year in a row something glaring is missing. A National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional championship. For the third straight year, another team was able to celebrate on Capaha Field, as the Tradewater (Ky.) Pirates claimed their second consecutive title last weekend, following the Springfield (Mo.) Slashers' crown in 2002...
Sports briefs 7/18/04 (07/18/04)
Burnett medalist for J.C. Chip-A-Ways Sissy Burnett posted the top score Tuesday in the J.C. Chip-A-Ways ladies golf league at Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course. Three women tied atop the "B" flight: Linda Mahy, Carol Brown and Bonnie Miller. Sharon Dow had the low putts...
A journey to the end or beginning of the world (07/18/04)
VOLCANO, Hawaii -- When the world's most active volcano begins belching molten rock into the ocean, you've got to go see it. Kilauea's latest show began in early June, as lava reached the sea and slowly began adding more land to Big Island, the largest and southernmost of Hawaii's main islands. ...
Feed lawns, plants with soy (07/18/04)
A gardener asks, "What should I feed my lawn?" The answer is soybean meal, a fertilizer that could feed any hungry plant. Another gardener asks, "What can I feed my roses?" Soybean meal. "What about my rhododendrons?" Soybean meal. "What about...?" Soybean meal. Soybean meal. Two pounds per hundred square feet...
Historic Albemarle tour explores North Carolina's past (07/18/04)
CRESWELL, N.C. -- More than two centuries after Josiah Collins and two partners started carving fields and farms out of the swampy wilderness of northeastern North Carolina, a visit to Somerset Place provides a glimpse of the human toll of plantation life...
Women share a passion for fashion on a cosmic scale (07/18/04)
NEW YORK -- Israeli women love their tummy-baring tank tops and Dolce and Gabbana, while South African women embrace the local culture with their turbans, scarves and beads. Meanwhile, Russian women like to get all dolled up -- and wear a lot of makeup...
'What Not To Wear' hosts avoid wardrobe woes (07/18/04)
The Associated Press NEW YORK -- When you pick apart other people's wardrobes for a living, you had better know what looks good on you. Stacy London and Clinton Kelly, hosts of cable television's "What Not To Wear," acknowledge it took a while to find the looks that worked best for them...
Family's love for plants grows (07/18/04)
Cathy Hemmann's gardens serve as a family legacy on her rural property outside Oak Ridge along Highway 61. The property has been owned by her family since 1857, and she remembers visiting the land as a child when it was her grandmother's home. Her kids have hoed in the same dirt as their great-grandparents, she said...
Home on the range (07/18/04)
Before there were houses and cars and people, there was land. Human beings definitely have an attachment to the land. Owning a piece of it is always a privilege. So the land on which a house is built is always of the utmost importance. The home at 1786 County Road 401 in Benton, Mo., is an example of that. ...
Web your way to the Tower of London, palaces and more (07/18/04)
Take a boat ride on the Thames, see royal palaces and visit the infamous Tower of London. There's a lot to see and do in London, and you can pick up valuable help for planning your visit by exploring a few key Web sites. Even the royal family has a Web site these days. ...
Gardening is more than just a hobby for a few (07/18/04)
Just like they share genes for a particular hair color, eye color or facial feature, working among the beds and plants in their gardens is a familial trait and common bond shared among generations for some area residents. Brandon Brazel of Cape Girardeau and her nearly 3-year-old daughter Mary-Cameron spend time together in the garden every day watering plants and watching them grow...
Cultural exchange (07/18/04)
Half a world away, Cape Girardeau residents discovered life is a little different and put to rest some disturbing myths about how cultures relate. Lori Lynn, director of campus life at Southeast Missouri State University, and Dustin Michael, a journalist working with Southeast, jumped at the chance to spend 30 days in Italy when Rotary District 6060 group began taking applications for its the outreach program "Lend A Hand."...
What's on TV this week (07/18/04)
There are many things unclear about Vince Chase, the rising young heartthrob on HBO's new comedy "Entourage." Just how good an actor is he? How smart, hardworking and committed to his craft? How likely to wield staying power as a Hollywood "It" lad?...
Ruth Estes (07/18/04)
Ruth Charlotte Estes, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are pending with Ford & Sons Funeral Home.
Winston Carden (07/18/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Winston Wallace Carden, 75, of Sikeston, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Carden was born April 21, 1929, in Battle Creek, Mich., to Avril Winston and Annie Mae Mathis Carden. He was a retired towboat captain and a member of the Church of Christ. He married Sally Ruth Carr May 22,1966...
Richard Lewis (07/18/04)
Richard Lewis, 95, of Jackson died Thursday, July 15, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 23, 1908, in Jackson, son of Edward R. and Mora F. Ford Lewis. He and Mary Elizabeth Kneibert were married in 1932. She died in 1971. He and Phyllis McManus-Dockins were married in 1972...
Chad Chaney (07/18/04)
SCOTT CITY -- Chad Lee Chaney, 22, of Scott City died Saturday, July 17, 2004. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Addie Rhoden (07/18/04)
HAYWOOD CITY, Mo. -- Addie Mae Rhoden, 74, of Haywood City died at her home Friday, July 16, 2004. She was born Nov. 14, 1929, in LaGrange, Ark., daughter of Jessie and Nova Mooie Watson. She married Roosevelt Rhoden Oct. 18,1952. Rhoden was a member of Salcedo Baptist Church...
Juanita Trentham (07/18/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Juanita Trentham, 82, of St. Louis died Friday, July 16, 2004, at her home. She was born Sept. 13, 1921, at Marquand, Mo., daughter of Harry E. and Pearl Rhodes Green. She was retired from the ILGWU Local 104 as a seamstress, and was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in St. Louis...
Johnette Campbell (07/18/04)
PARMA, Mo. -- Johnette Parks Campbell, 73, died at her home in Parma Saturday, July 17, 2004. She was born Dec. 4, 1930 the daughter of Elmer F. and Edith Bell Parks, in Formosa, Ark. She married Ira M. D. Campbell Jan. 10, 1948 in Piggott, Ark. He died Sept. 4, 1987...
Tisher-Bohnert (07/18/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church was the setting Dec. 6, 2003, for the wedding of Richelle Marie Tisher and Adam Wesley Bohnert. The Rev. Kevin Fausz performed the ceremony. Reader was Pat Wibbenmeyer, aunt and godmother of the bride. Music was by the Kinnisons...
Schutte-Masters (07/18/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Julie Marie Schutte and Ryan Edwin Masters exchanged vows May 29, 2004, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Quincy, Ill. The Rev. Roy Bauer performed the ceremony. Organist was Monica Scholz and vocalists were Steve and Patti McPheeters. Readers were Garrett Monasterio of Maple Grove, Minn., and Steven Taylor of Champaign, Ill., cousins of the bride...
Price-Scherer (07/18/04)
Mr. and Mrs. John Price of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Mackenzie Elizabeth Price, to Fred Lincoln Scherer III. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scherer of Bell City, Mo. Price is a 2001 graduate of Central High School, attended Southwest Missouri State University, and is pursuing a degree in education at Southeast Missouri State University. She is the after school program director at St. Vincent's...
Stephens- Manwarring (07/18/04)
Keith and Pat Stephens of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebekah Lynn Stephens, to Matt Manwarring. He is the son of Doug and Donna Manwarring of St. Louis. Stephens is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School, and a 2001 graduate of Southwest Baptist University. She is a recreational therapist at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Hospital in St. Louis...
Thompson-Baker (07/18/04)
Ed and Marsha Thompson of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Leigh Thompson of Lafayette, Ind., to Keith Baker of Greenfield, Ind. He is the son of Dennis and Beverly Baker of Herculaneum, Mo. Thompson received bachelor of science and master of science degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and expects to receive a Ph.D. in monogastric nutrition in May 2005...
Job-Schmitt (07/18/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Job of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Linda Job, to Terry Schmitt. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Schmitt of Paducah, Ky. Job is a 1982 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in mass communications from Southeast Missouri State University in 1986. She is a video producer with S&W Productions in Paducah...
Broshuis-Dannenmueller (07/18/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Rick and Beverly Broshuis of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Broshuis, to Dustin Dannenmueller. He is the son of Larry and Mary Jane Dannenmueller of Oran, Mo. Broshuis is a graduate of Advance High School, and received a degree in middle school education from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a social studies teacher and volleyball and softball coach with Oran School District...
Slusher-Larko (07/18/04)
Robbie and Penny Slusher of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Christen Lee Slusher, to Samuel Dennis Larko. He is the son of Jim and Lynn Larko of St. Louis. Slusher is a senior at Southeast Missouri State University. She is a manager at Mazzio's Pizza in Jackson...
Brunke-Smith (07/18/04)
Tony and Phyllis Brunke of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Mandy Jo Brunke, to Brett Eric Smith. He is the son of Charles and Carolyn Smith of Jackson. Brunke is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Lindenwood University in 2002. She is employed in management with Enterprise Car Rental in Columbus, Ohio...
Reception to honor Mackes (07/18/04)
Weldon and Bonnie Macke of Gordonville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children. The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. July 25 at Zion United Methodist Church in Gordonville. The couple was married July 11, 1954, at Third Street United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Police report 7/18 (07/18/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI: Philip Brennan Smith, 432 Black, Chaffee, was issued a summons Friday for driving while intoxicated and failure to drive in a single lane...
Fire reports 7/18 (07/18/04)
Firefighters responded to the following item on Friday: At 7:50 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1265 Kingsway Drive. Firefighters responded to the following items on Saturday: At 12:25 a.m., an emergency medical service at 212 S. Lorimier St., Apt. 5...
Out of the past 7/18/04 (07/18/04)
10 years ago: July 18, 1994 Delta High School held grand opening ceremony for its new 19,900-square-foot high school building yesterday; nearly entire population of Delta turned out to see result of April 1993, $1.05 million bond issue passed by its residents...
Time to apologize to Bush (07/18/04)
The Washington Times Earlier this week, Americans learned from the Senate Intelligence Committee report that the Bush administration did not lie about or manipulate intelligence in the run-up to the Iraq invasion. To reiterate, the report found "no evidence that the [intelligence community's] mischaracterization or exaggeration of [Iraq's] weapons of mass destruction capabilities was the result of political pressure ... ...
Marriage amendment (07/18/04)
The U.S. Senate last week, by a 48-50 vote, ended this year's debate on a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would, if ratified, say that marriage can only occur between a man and a woman. Until recently, there was no need for such an amendment, because marriage has, throughout recorded history, involved a man and a woman. But as society's mores have changed, so have our laws and our cultural institutions...
A memory, same time next year (07/18/04)
To the editor: Tomorrow is my birthday. Not a chance that I will forget, for the saucy computer rushes to tell me before I can get my arthritic fingers from the keyboard. This is a good day, however. I called friend Tom (not his real name) for a chat. We had last talked six months ago, and I have been afraid to call since then, for when he answered and I said, "This is Peter," he responded with an empty voice, "Who?"...
Australians have different slant (07/18/04)
To the editor: News from Australia explains some international views on the current U.S. administration. As we arrived, a White House spokesman publicly hallucinated about a split in the Australian opposition party regarding Bush-Cheney policies when none existed. This meddling in Australian domestic politics was rejected by commentators and politicians of both parties alike -- exactly as would such Australian meddling in U.S. domestic politics...
Speak Out 07/16/04 (07/18/04)
Pool closes too early HERE IT is the middle of July and the hottest day of this year so far. It's hard to believe that for all the taxes Cape Girardeau residents are made to pay that we have no access to a swimming pool past 5 p.m. during the week. I guess we just have to drive to Jackson pool, which is open until 8 p.m. daily and only costs $1 per adult, and children 4 and under get in free. Where are our tax dollars going?...
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