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Stories from Sunday, September 5, 2004

Yard sale boosts business in Scott City (09/05/04)
A few bucks went a long way in Scott City Saturday. The official kickoff of the town's first citywide garage sale drew bargain seekers from all over Southeast Missouri. The residents and business owners fared well, too. The residents got rid of items they no longer wanted while pocketing some cash in the process...
Cape school has shortages after surprise in attendance (09/05/04)
Around 120 more students showed up on Central High School's doorstep on the first day of school this year than were there for the end-of-the-year full enrollment count last year, causing textbook and locker shortages and crowding classes. "We found ourselves scrambling to order textbooks and frantically moving furniture around," said Dr. Mike Cowan, principal at Central...
Cape Girardeau MDA office prepares for telethon (09/05/04)
For those suffering from neuromuscular disease, Labor Day weekend is more than just a holiday, it is also time for the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, which raises millions of dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Locally, the Cape Girardeau MDA district office holds a telethon at Auffenberg Autopark on South Kingshighway on Labor Day that will be aired on KFVS12 from 7 a.m. ...
Thousands turn out for Neighbor Days (09/05/04)
BENTON, Mo. -- You don't have to be a neighbor for Neighbor Days. The 36th annual event drew approximately 2,500 people Friday night and 4,000 more on Saturday, according to the Benton Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the event. Shirley Palen and Judie Herbst live in Cape Girardeau now, but they returned to Neighbor Days like they have every year since the 1960s. One of the highlights, they said, was seeing friends they graduated with at Benton High School 50 years ago...
The pride of John S. Cobb School (09/05/04)
A tall, well-dressed black man with an ornery look about him picked up a copy of an old high school basketball team photo that was lying on the entry table at Drury Lodge. He studied the photo, then pointed to one of the tall guys in the middle of the back row...
Bridge demolition evacuation plans moving forward (09/05/04)
Evacuate. That's the message from Cape Girardeau police, state highway officials and the demolition contractor to residents in a small area of the city's downtown near where a section of the old Mississippi River bridge will be blasted away Thursday morning...
Archbishop clarifies stance on pro-choice candidates (09/05/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Archbishop Raymond Burke, who sparked a national debate about denying Holy Communion to pro-choice candidates, has given an opening to Catholics in his archdiocese who vote for such politicians. In June, Burke said that Catholics cannot vote for candidates or policies in support of abortion and be worthy to receive Communion...
Bankrupt casino gets Las Vegas offer (09/05/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. has offered to pay $30 million to buy a bankrupt casino on a historic Mississippi riverboat, $2 million more than a competing company's bid. The Pinnacle offer accepts the same terms as those offered by the other company, Wyomissing, Pa.-based Penn National Gaming Inc...
LA airport closes terminals after security breaches (09/05/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Four terminals at Los Angeles International Airport were shut down for more than three hours Saturday after a passenger bypassed security at one terminal and two flashlight batteries exploded during screening at another, authorities said...
Clinton in good spirits as he awaits surgery (09/05/04)
NEW YORK -- Former President Bill Clinton was in good spirits Saturday, walking around his hospital room in street clothes and buoyed by thousands of get-well messages as he awaited heart bypass surgery, probably Tuesday. He was to undergo triple or quadruple bypass surgery, according to a person close to Clinton who requested anonymity. ...
Survey- Bush edges ahead in Electoral College votes (09/05/04)
WASHINGTON -- In a seesaw campaign, President Bush has opened a lead over John Kerry in their drive to White House victory by making gains in the Midwest and solidifying his Southern base. The race is spread over 19 states, with the fiercest competition in Ohio, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, New Mexico and Pennsylvania, according to state polls and interviews with strategists in both parties...
Bush, Kerry campaign in Ohio on economy, creation of jobs (09/05/04)
AKRON, Ohio -- President Bush and John Kerry battled over the economy and jobs in a small corner of the campaign's most fiercely contested state Saturday as polls showed a post-convention surge for the Republican in the White House. "They promised to create 6 million jobs, and guess what? They're about 7 million short," said Kerry, who also criticized the administration's 17 percent increase in Medicare premiums...
Slogging into Florida (09/05/04)
FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- Massive Hurricane Frances trudged toward land with 105 mph wind and pelting rain late Saturday, knocking out power to 2 million people and forcing Floridians to endure a frightening night amid roaring gales that shredded roofs and uprooted trees...
Teresa Heinz Kerry treated at hospital (09/05/04)
The Associated Press MASON CITY, Iowa -- Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, was taken to a hospital here late Saturday after complaining of an upset stomach, a spokeswoman said. She was taken to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa by ambulance from the airport...
Iran to extract own uranium in early 2006, official reports (09/05/04)
SAGHAND, Iran -- Iran will begin extracting uranium from deep under its central desert in less than two years, an official told The Associated Press on Saturday during an unprecedented tour of the country's uranium mine. Iran maintains its nuclear ambitions are purely peaceful, despite U.S. charges it seeks nuclear weapons, and is pressing ahead with plans to control the whole nuclear fuel cycle from mining uranium ore to enriching uranium to be used in reactors...
Suicide killer bombs Iraqi police station (09/05/04)
KIRKUK, Iraq -- A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb Saturday outside an Iraqi police academy as hundreds of trainees and civilians were leaving for the day, killing 20 people and wounding 36 others in the latest attack designed to thwart U.S-backed efforts to build a strong Iraqi security force ahead of January elections...
Putin vows tough response to 'all-out war' (09/05/04)
BESLAN, Russia -- A shaken President Vladimir Putin made a rare and candid admission of Russian weakness Saturday in the face of an "all-out war" by terrorists after more than 340 people -- nearly half of them children -- were killed in a hostage-taking at a southern school...
Central has 2 winners at Jackson (09/05/04)
Cross country took over Jackson on Saturday with 22 teams competing in the annual Jackson Invitational. Jackson's meet is unique in that it divides the high school competition into eight divisions, one for each class and gender. Central led the way with two overall winners: Linnea Woldtvedt in the junior girls and Jennifer Pancoast in the senior girls.Jackson Invitaional...
Jackson beats Tigers in tourney (09/05/04)
KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- Jackson sophomore Cheryl Lichtenegger waited a long time for her first at bat as a varsity softball player. Lichtenegger had played on the junior varsity team as a freshman and had made the varsity this year. But she patiently sat on the bench as the Indians struggled through five losses to open the season...
2 out of 3 ain't bad (09/05/04)
Notre Dame Regional High School's three-sport Sportsfest wrapped up Saturday with championships in softball, soccer and volleyball. The day belonged to Bulldogs fans. Notre Dame won the softball and volleyball tournaments, and the soccer team recovered from Friday's loss to finish third...
Southeast volleyball beaten by Ball State (09/05/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's volleball team fell to host Ball State on Saturday at the Active Ankle Classic. The Otahkians lost 30-21, 30-21, 30-19. The loss drops Southeast to 0-3. Jill Miller led the Otahkians' attack with 10 kills. Jamie Baumstark had 19 assists. Baumstark, Lauren Scannell and Miller had 10 digs apiece...
Senior Dainmon Gonner didn't make trip after violating policy (09/05/04)
Southeast Missouri State University opened up its three-game exhibition trip to Canada by splitting a pair of games with Brock University Saturday in Niagara Falls. The Indians opened the day with a 91-47 win, but fell 82-73 in the second game with Brock...
Kudos to the Parks Dept. (09/05/04)
To the Editor: As president of the board of directors of the Cape Girardeau Youth Baseball League, I would like to take this opportunity to thank and commend the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department for an outstanding job this past summer...
In the pros (09/05/04)
Players from area schools now in professional baseball; included is each player's local connection, last year as an amateur and major league affiliation (if applicable). Statistics are through Thursday.TIM ALVAREZ, LHP Southeast 2003 (San Francisco Giants)...
FanSpeak 9/5/04 (09/05/04)
Not enough NMCC WHY IS your New Madrid County Central sports coverage so limited? You skip over NMCC to provide coverage on Malden. Over the last decade, NMCC has been arguably the most dominant high school football program in Southeast Missouri. The shoe fits...
Singh passes Woods in tourney, closes in on his No. 1 status (09/05/04)
NORTON, Mass. -- Second-ranked Vijay Singh shot an 8-under 63 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over top-ranked Tiger Woods, Billy Haas and John Rollins after the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. With an eagle on the first hole sparking the best round of the tournament, Singh took the lead from Woods with back-to-back-birdies on Nos. 12 and 13 and moved into position to take Woods' No. 1 ranking, too...
Edmonds hits 300th homer in Cards' win (09/05/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Shortly after hitting his 300th career home run, Jim Edmonds got put in his place. Former teammate Mark McGwire left a taunting message on Edmonds' cell phone, reminding him just how far he is from Big Mac's 583. "I can't remember the number he said, but I've got a long way to go," Edmonds said after the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. "And I don't think I'm going to make it."...
Missouri gets mixed marks (09/05/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri quarterback Brad Smith and his offensive teammates were as good as advertised Saturday night. It's the other side of the ball that has coach Gary Pinkel concerned. The No. 18 Tigers gained 506 yards and moved the ball with ease in a 52-20 win over Arkansas State in the season-opener for both teams...
With heavy heart, Sharapova bows out (09/05/04)
NEW YORK -- Maria Sharapova and her father often trade glances between points. In the stands, Dad pounds his fist on his chest, and she mimics the signal. It represents a simple message -- "Play with heart!" -- but the Wimbledon champion didn't use the gesture during a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 upset loss to Mary Pierce in the U.S. Open's third round Saturday...
Missouri professor researches the passion of noodlers (09/05/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Noodlers Anonymous isn't a 12-step group for pasta fanatics. But its secretive members are fanatical -- about fish. Noodlers fish by reaching barehanded into murky water, logs and submerged holes in river banks, hoping what they grab is a big old catfish, not a snake or a snapping turtle...
Indians still have OVC title hopes (09/05/04)
It's doubtful most Southeast Missouri State University football fans -- at least the realistic ones -- truly believed the Indians could beat Southern Illinois in Thursday's season opener. But those same supporters also probably didn't think SIU would so totally have its way with the Indians. The Salukis piled up 554 yards of offense and held Southeast to 250 yards during a 42-3 romp...
A river runs by it (09/05/04)
Like the rest of the nation, Cape Girardeau underwent its own Westward Expansion. Cape's founders settled along the banks of the Mississippi. That desire to remain close to the river is being rekindled again, and new homes with a river view are coming with top-dollar pricetags...
Caring for patchwork heirlooms takes time, effort (09/05/04)
Almost every home has at least one -- a quilt made from colorful squares of fabric carefully stitched together to create an intricate design. Some are homemade family heirlooms, while others were bought because of an eye-catching quality. "Quilts interest people of all ages, from the very young to the very old." said Thelma Stone, a member of the River Heritage Quilting Society. "It's possible there are more quilts being made today than ever before."...
Family secrets- Book offers 100 ways to be a happy bunch (09/05/04)
NEW YORK -- There is no secret recipe for a happy family, but psychologist and social scientist David Niven says there are several -- OK, 100 -- ingredients that help create the framework for a harmonious household. It's important for family members to listen to each other, avoid comparisons and to be punctual -- all logical and fairly easy things to do, he says...
Behind jars (09/05/04)
Jars of pickled beets, dill pickles and blackberry jelly line the counters and cabinets of Dorene Grebing's home outside of Frohna. n A large bowl of fresh-picked tomatoes and a paring knife sit at the kitchen counter where Grebing does most of the peeling and preparation for canning. Two partially filled Mason jars stand at the ready...
Ukulele virtuoso mixes Hawaiian folk with rock, blues, classica (09/05/04)
TOKYO -- Jake Shimabukuro is perched on the verge of stardom. He still does the little clubs, but he can also fill arenas, pulling in thousands of raptured admirers. And he's a darling of the critics, who have compared him to such guitar greats as Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen...
Director Nair rides 'Monsoon' success (09/05/04)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Mira Nair found success as a marriage planner with her last film, "Monsoon Wedding." Now she's out to play matchmaker for one of England's most notorious husband hunters. Nair's latest film, "Vanity Fair," stars Reese Witherspoon as Becky Sharp, social climber, gold digger and plucky heroine of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel that skewers class snobbery and pretensions of the nouveau riche in Napoleonic-era Britain...
Rosalia Elfrink (09/05/04)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Rosalia G. "Rosie" Elfrink, 75, of Belleville, Ill., died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at Rosewood Care Center in Swansea, Ill. She was born June 12, 1929, at Leopold, daughter of Martin P. and Hannah Vandeven Tenholder. She and Isidore "Ick" Elfrink were married June 30, 1948. He died Dec. 29, 1999...
Marcus Seyer (09/05/04)
Marcus L. "Pickle" Seyer, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born July 20, 1920, in Kelso, Mo., later moving with his family to Cape Girardeau. He was the son of Ferdinand and Helen Glueck Seyer, both deceased. He and Margaret Stehr were married Sept. 30, 1947, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau...
Eugene Fodge (09/05/04)
BENTON, Mo. -- Eugene Fodge, 79, of Benton died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at home. He was born Dec. 6, 1924, in Lilbourn, Mo., son of John D. and Gertrude Frances Carson Fodge. He and Helen Marie Helms were married Aug. 28, 1945, at Piggott, Ark. Fodge was a self-employed farmer. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He belonged to the VFW Post 5368 in Morley, Mo., and the Disabled American Veterans...
Bertha Thurman (09/05/04)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Bertha A. Thurman, 85, of Charleston died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at Bertrand Nursing Center. She was born April 11, 1919, in Loretta, Tenn., son of John Daniel and Kizzie Comer Littrell. She and Boydie Thurman were married Sept. 22, 1938. He died Sept. 24, 1988...
Earl Hayes (09/05/04)
Earl Hayes, 77, of Jackson died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Warren Rodgers (09/05/04)
Warren D. Rodgers, 54, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford & Sons Funeral Home.
Births 9/4/04 (09/05/04)
Rose Son to Joe D. and Renada Nicole Rose of Scott City, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 11:54 a.m. Sunday, June 13, 2004. Name, Dylan Grant. Weight, 8 pounds 2 ounces. Fourth child, third son. Mrs. Rose is the former Renada Noel, daughter of Roger and Margaret Noel of Scott City. Rose is the son of Susan Owens of Cape Girardeau. He is shop foreman at Arrowhead Steel Inc...
Richards-Barnes (09/05/04)
Susan Lynne Richards and Russ Eugene Barnes exchanged vows Feb. 29, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Gillette, Wyo. Mark Jervis performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mary Campbell of Cape Girardeau, and the late Paul Richards. The groom is the son of Judy Dillinger of Moorcroft, Wyo., and the late Earl Barnes...
Ellis-Burr (09/05/04)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Jenna Ann Ellis and Christopher Lynn Burr were united in marriage July 24, 2004, at Liberty Methodist Church in Marquand, Mo. Kirby Grindstaff performed the ceremony. Pianist was Matt Yount of Jackson. Parents of the couple are Pat and Julie Ellis of Sedgewickville, and Carl and Ann Burr of Patton, Mo...
Tenholder-Simon (09/05/04)
Laura Tenholder and Sean Simon were married May 8, 2004, at the Jewel Box in St. Louis. The Rev. Paul Short performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Carol Tenholder of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Mark and Carolyn Korlin of St. Louis...
Palmer-Arce (09/05/04)
Dina Leigh Palmer and Aaron William Arce were married May 25, 2004, in Gibraltar, United Kingdom. The bride is the daughter of Donald and Diana Palmer of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Susan Estrella and William Arce of Yonkers, N.Y. Maid of honor was Daisy Betancourt...
Miinch-Seabaugh (09/05/04)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- April Dawn Miinch and Aaron Kent Seabaugh were married May 8, 2004, at their home. Pat Koetting performed the ceremony. John and Vickie Miinch of Sedgewickville are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Larry and Sheila Cunningham of Jackson and Ron and Phyllis Seabaugh of Cape Girardeau...
Montgomery-Steinmetz (09/05/04)
KELSO, Mo. -- St. Augustine Catholic Church was the setting July 17, 2004, for the wedding of Rebecca Susan Montgomery and Matthew John Steinmetz. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Lectors were Lance Reinagel, Trent Summers and Kyle Elfrink...
Crites-McLemore (09/05/04)
Jennifer Kay Crites and Joe Henry McLemore were united in marriage June 12, 2004, at Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Scott Moon performed the ceremony. Musician and soloist was Shane Steck of Jackson. Scriptures were read by J.J. Edmonds of Cape Girardeau...
Seesing-Kluesner (09/05/04)
Marie Seesing and John Kluesner were married June 26, 2004, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg, Mo. The Revs. Normand Varone, Scott Sunnenberg and Ralph Duffner performed the ceremony. Reader was Dolly Kluesner of New Hamburg, sister-in-law of the groom...
Stratton- Barlow (09/05/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Winfred and Oneta Walker of Marble Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Tammy Lee Stratton, to James Leo Barlow. He is the son of Jim and Carolyn Barlow of Delta. Stratton is a 1984 graduate of Woodland High School. She is a certified nurse assistant at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Myers- Miesner (09/05/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Hank and Jane Myers of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Robin Joy Myers, to Nicholas Lynn Miesner. He is the son of Kenneth and Yvonne Miesner of Frohna, Mo. Myers is a 1998 graduate of Perryville High School. She is employed at Magna-Tel Inc. in Cape Girardeau...
Summers-Rosenquist (09/05/04)
Michael and Liza Summers of Palmyra, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Berkley Summers, to Robert Rosenquist, both of Jackson. He is the son of Francie Heuring of Fruitland and Carl Rosenquist of Poplar Bluff, Mo. Summers received a bachelor's degree in special education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2000, and a master's degree in secondary administration from William Woods University in 2004. She is a special education teacher in the Jackson School District...
Kintz-Beaudean (09/05/04)
Judge John F. and Karen Kintz of St. Louis announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Ann Kintz, to Joseph Patrick Beaudean. He is the son of Mark and Sally Beaudean of Cape Girardeau. Kintz received a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003. She is employed at Westborough Country Club in St. Louis...
Thomas- Unterreiner (09/05/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Roger and Pat Thomas of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Nicole Thomas, to Ryan Lee Unterreiner. He is the son of Leland and Norma Unterreiner of Perryville. Thomas is a 2001 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at BBL Buildings and Components...
Thompson-Ward (09/05/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Lynn and Mary Jo Thompson of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Thompson, to Brett Ward. He is the son of Jim and Verna Ward of Poteau, Okla. Thompson is a 1999 graduate of Bell City High School, and expects to receive a degree in social work from Southeast Missouri State University in December...
Matsuura-Record (09/05/04)
BENTON, Mo. -- Kazuo and Yuriko Matsuura of Hiroshima, Japan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayo Matsuura, to Darryl Spencer Record. He is the son of Roger and Constance Record of Benton. Matsuura received a bachelor's degree in music in Tokyo, and a master's degree in Bible exposition from Talbot Theological Seminary in Los Angeles, Calif., in 2003. She is currently preparing for international missions...
Phillips- Reiminger (09/05/04)
Tonya Renee Phillips and Travis Lynn Reiminger will be married Sept. 6 aboard the Carnival Holiday Cruise Ship in New Orleans, La. She is the daughter of Larry and Wanda Smith of Scott City. Reiminger is the son of Dave and Faye Reiminger of Jackson...
Stewart-Bonds (09/05/04)
Pam and Nelson Butz Jr. of Fort Scott, Kan., and Robert Stewart of North Platte, Neb., announce the engagement of their daughter, Bobbi Jo Stewart, to Luther Ridale Bonds, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of the Rev. Luther and Bessie Bonds of Meadville, Miss...
Moore- Thomas (09/05/04)
James and Katherine Moore of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Anne Moore, to Tommy Edward Thomas. He is the son of Terry and Cynthia Thomas of Kansas City, Mo. Moore received a bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. She is a teacher at Christian School for the Young Years...
Dreyer-Behrle (09/05/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Brian and Tammy Dreyer of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Dreyer, to Garrett Behrle. He is the son of Randy and Susan Behrle of Perryville. Dreyer is a 1999 graduate of Perryville High School, and a 2003 graduate of St. Louis University. She is an occupational therapist at Perry County School District...
Anzalone-Mirgeaux (09/05/04)
Gene and Theresa Anzalone of Baton Rouge, La., announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Suzanne Anzalone, to Nicholai William Mirgeaux. He is the son of Mike and Ann Mirgeaux of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Cape Girardeau. Anzalone received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Louisiana State University in 1996, and a master's degree in business administration from Loyola University in 1999. She is a senior analyst with Panhandle Energy...
Bills celebrate golden event (09/05/04)
Mr. and Mrs. David Bill of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner party in Cape Girardeau. Hosts were their sons and daughter-in-law, Gary Bill of St. Louis, and Larry and Tina Bill of Jackson, and six grandchildren. Bill and Carol Groves were married Aug. 8, 1954, at Ottawa Street Methodist Church in Joliet, Ill., with the Rev. Ken Yoeman officiating. Their attendants were Jack and Sonia Bill...
Fire report 09/05/04 (09/05/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Friday: At 6:07 p.m., emergency medical service at 632 Broadway. At 10:39 p.m., illegal burn at 169 N. Lake St. At 10:47 p.m., still alarm at Bel Air and West Cape Rock drives. Firefighters responded to the following items on Saturday: At 2:42 a.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of Bellevue Street...
Police report 09/05/04 (09/05/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Saturday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Kyle J. Hilligoss, 23, of 9950 S. 250 West, South Whiltey, Ind., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.Arrests...
Out of the past 9/5/04 (09/05/04)
10 years ago: Sept. 5, 1994 Labor Day. Morning rains aren't enough to ruin everyone's holiday activities; for most people, rains just delay barbecue until afternoon. KFVS-TV raises $305,247 -- $6,790 more than last year -- during its annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon...
Transportation credibility (09/05/04)
The Kansas City Star Missouri lost credibility when it scrapped the 15-year highway construction plan in 1998 but kept collecting the fuel tax increase that was supposed to pay for it. Lingering bitterness over that decision may well have been the primary reason why, in 2000, voters trounced a $500 million road-improvement plan...
Russian tragedies (09/05/04)
A beautiful tradition in Russian culture is parents taking their children to school on the first day of class with flowers and balloons for their teachers. There is excitement and pride about a new year. New clothes. New shoes. New hope. On Wednesday, in a Russian town a little smaller than Cape Girardeau, the good feeling turned to horror when terrorists attacked, taking more than 1,000 students and their parents hostage. ...
First Americans last in health (09/05/04)
A serious health care crisis is gripping a segment of our nation at rates astronomically higher than any other group in America. According to a study conducted in 2003, American Indians and Alaska Natives face a diabetes rate which is 249 percent higher than average, a tuberculosis rate 533 percent higher than average and an alcoholism rate 627 percent higher than average...
Labor Day (09/05/04)
When it comes to the reasons for Monday's Labor Day holiday, the U.S. Department of Labor's Web site offers a good historical review. The first Labor Day celebration was in New York City in 1882 and was organized by the Central Labor Union. Right off the bat, the holiday was associated with the first Monday in September. ...
Education should have top priority (09/05/04)
To the editor: Don Dickerson, president of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents, seems to answer to no one. He is suggesting expansion of the proposed 950-seat performance hall on the River Campus with 450 additional seats at $10,000 per seat. And regent Brad Bedell says not to be shortsighted over "a couple million bucks." I'm glad Bedell doesn't balance my checkbook. A "couple million bucks" is not $4.5 million...
Speak Out 09/05/04 (09/05/04)
A great writer I ENJOY Heidi Hall's columns. I look forward to them every week. She is a great writer. I don't believe it is jealousy she is expressing, just observations. And who doesn't seem a little jealous of someone at some point in his or her life?...
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