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Stories from Sunday, September 19, 2004

Three Dog Night sprinkles new songs among set of classics (09/19/04)
The grandstand at Arena Park was packed with 2,586 people Saturday for what was the last night of the SEMO District Fair and a performance by Three Dog Night. It is not exactly the same Three Dog Night that first recorded songs like "Joy to the World" and "Mamma Told Me Not to Come" with lead singer Chuck Negron, but it's close...
Gordonville church members aim for 90 gallons of molasses (09/19/04)
Molasses may not run in January, but it does in September. Members of Christ Lutheran Church of Gordonville spent Saturday making sorghum molasses at John Lorberg's farm in Gordonville. The project raises funds for church missions. "I come out for the fellowship. And the money goes for a good cause," said Joyce Hutson of Gordonville...
Nation briefs 9/19/04 (09/19/04)
Alabama's Deidre Downs wins Miss America ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Miss Alabama Deidre Downs, an aspiring doctor who put off medical school to compete for the Miss America crown, won it Saturday night. Downs, 24, of Birmingham, Ala., outsmarted and outperformed 51 other women in a spiced-up version of the 83-year-old pageant that included a head-to-head showdown between the last two contestants. ...
Pennsylvania golfer cleared of not yelling 'fore' (09/19/04)
CARLISLE, Pa. -- A golfer plunked in the face by an errant ball was unable to convince a jury that the man who hit him was negligent for failing to yell "Fore!" James A. Tomkins claimed fellow golfer George Long didn't yell the standard warning when he hit a wayward shot on the Cumberland Golf Course in 1999. ...
Fire report 09/19/04 (09/19/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items Friday: At 6:03 p.m., medical assist at 1554 Howell St. At 8:05 p.m., medical assist at 412 Sheridan Drive. Firefighters responded to the following items Saturday: At 12:57 p.m., car fire at 335 N. Kingshighway...
Area teen scientists rate high in TV contest (09/19/04)
Who would have thought that lead levels in earthworms or light reflecting on a solar cell would be so fascinating? David Westrich of Cape Girardeau and Alan Ernst of Perryville, Mo., did, and the science projects the two area high school freshman based on those ideas has landed each a place in the 2004 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge...
SEMO fair's advantages make week successful (09/19/04)
Another SEMO District Fair has come and gone, and according to organizers the 149th version of the fair was an all-around success. "It has been going very well," said fair board president Pete Poe on Saturday. "Yesterday was especially good. We had about 18,000 people, the Sammy Kershaw concert was very well-attended and the midway was busy up until closing. Friday traditionally is our busiest day, and this yesterday did not disappoint."...
Repairing a river in lead country (09/19/04)
DESLOGE, Mo. -- Al Agnew is a child of the Big River. Having lived within a few miles of the river for most of his life, it is a part of him, part of his past. Agnew is reclining in the back of a canoe floating down a central leg of the 150-mile Missouri waterway, which cuts northeast through St. ...
MoDOT vote may cost other agencies (09/19/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If Missouri voters ratify Amendment 3 on Nov. 2, an estimated $160 million a year in existing revenue will eventually be redirected to the Missouri Department of Transportation. That money, however, will be pulled from the state's general fund, which is used to support most other state agencies, especially education and social services...
Relatives in Michigan await word about hostage in Iraq (09/19/04)
HILLSDALE, Mich. -- Relatives of a man being held hostage in Iraq waited for word about him Saturday as militants threatened to decapitate him, another American and a Briton unless demands were met within 48 hours. "This has been a big shock," Frank Armstrong said. He said his brother, Eugene Armstrong, grew up in this south central Michigan community...
This year's debates could prove pivotal to race outcome (09/19/04)
By Tom Raum ~ The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Because Sen. John Kerry is the challenger and lags President Bush in most national polls, he seems to have the most to gain from a strong performance in the upcoming fall debates. Some Democrats see the face-offs as the last chance for a Kerry breakout...
Daughter's future in the bag (09/19/04)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- George Vargas' hands seem like they're always in motion. Folding. Flipping. Smoothing. Sewing. He works quickly and with the precision of a tailor, weaving bags bearing famous names in snack food -- Doritos, Fritos, Ruffles, Funyuns -- into designer handbags that sell for as much as $200...
More flooding as Ivan's remnants blow into Northeast (09/19/04)
WHEELING, W.Va. -- Doug Patterson spent part of Saturday shoveling a wall of sand along the outside of the bank where his wife works, one of a small army of people working to protect businesses from the rising Ohio River, swollen by the remnants of Hurricane Ivan...
Judge sentences motorist to drive car with less horsepower (09/19/04)
The Associated Press DALLAS -- A judge slapped a man who caused a fatal road rage crash with two jail sentences and a string of restrictions meant to publicly humiliate him after jurors decided only on probation. State District Judge Keith Dean ordered Frank Dorsett to serve two 180-day terms, drive a car with no more than 130 horsepower, carry a photo of the wreckage, take daily medication that will make him sick if he drinks alcohol and put a bumper sticker on his vehicle asking other motorists to call the probation department if he's driving recklessly.. ...
Al-Qaida-linked group in Iraq threatens Western hostages (09/19/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An al-Qaida linked group threatened in a videotape Saturday to behead two Americans and a Briton within two days, and insurgents carried out a new string of car bombings, killing at least 20 Iraqis and two American soldiers. The unrelenting violence has taken 300 lives in the past week...
35 Pakistani prisoners leave Gitmo (09/19/04)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Thirty-five Pakistani prisoners released from U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba returned home Saturday, a senior interior ministry official said. Pakistani authorities detained the men for questioning after they arrived at a Pakistani air base near the capital Islamabad, said Brig. Javed Iqbal Cheema, director-general of the National Crisis Management Cell at the Interior Ministry...
Tropical Storm Jeanne blamed for nine deaths (09/19/04)
SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS, Dominican Republic -- Tropical Storm Jeanne battered the Dominican Republic before heading to the Bahamas where the tempest, which has killed at least nine people, began to churn seas and stir deadly storm surges on Saturday. Jeanne lost strength as it drove thousands of Dominicans from their homes by late Friday. ...
U.N. atomic agency demands Iran stop all uranium work (09/19/04)
VIENNA, Austria -- For the first time, 35 nations in the U.N. atomic watchdog agency demanded Saturday that Iran freeze all work on uranium enrichment -- a technology that can be used for nuclear arms -- and said they would judge Tehran's compliance in two months...
IRA holds sway in N. Ireland talks (09/19/04)
LEEDS CASTLE, England -- High-pressure talks among rival Northern Ireland parties ended Saturday with no agreement to revive a Catholic-Protestant administration, but British Prime Minister Tony Blair insisted that a deal "historic in its meaning" may yet be achieved...
Jackson remains unbeaten (09/19/04)
The Indians defeated Vianney on the road 28-12. By David Kvidahl ~ Special to the Missourian ST. LOUIS -- The Jackson football team caught a few breaks against Vianney in a 28-12 win against the Golden Griffins on Friday...
Pirates fall to Herky (09/19/04)
Penalties haunted Perryville in a 21-7 loss to Herculaneum. By Jeremy Joffray ~ Southeast Missourian Penalties and missed opportunities plagued Perryville's football team as the Pirates could not overcome another first-half hole and fell at home 21-7 Friday night against Mineral Area White Division foe Herculaneum...
Notre Dame soccer splits two with Kentucky teams (09/19/04)
Notre Dame split a pair of boys soccer games at home in the four-team Noon Optimist Soccer Shootout on Saturday. Notre Dame dropped an afternoon game 2-1 to Marshall County, Ky. Tyler LeGrand scored Notre Dame's goal with an assist from Abe Dirnberger...
Players show stuff for college coaches (09/19/04)
Four years ago the people at B.A. Promotions in Dexter, Mo., had an idea to bring area basketball players and college coaches together to give Southeast Missouri basketball the recognition it deserved. On Saturday, the fourth B.A. Sports Show Me Showcase took place with about 100 kids huddling into the Student Recreation Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University for an afternoon of basketball...
1-2-3 finish adds up to victory for Central (09/19/04)
Central boys finish second at their own meet. By Daniel Winningham Special to the Southeast Missourian Finding Central's lead runners Saturday afternoon in the girls race at the Central Invitational was not too difficult. Central senior Jennifer Pancoast was the first runner across the line, finishing the 3.1-mile course in 19 minutes 46 seconds. ...
Southeast ready for OVC play to begin (09/19/04)
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- As far as Southeast Missouri State University football coach Tim Billings is concerned, the Ohio Valley Conference season can't begin fast enough. That's because the nonconference slate was not kind to the Indians. Southeast suffered its third straight whipping Saturday as Central Michigan rolled to a 44-27 victory...
Mr. Smith goes to town (09/19/04)
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Southeast Missouri State University entered Saturday's game at Division I-A Central Michigan intent on stopping star tailback Jerry Seymour and making quarterback Kent Smith throw the ball. The first part of that equation took care of itself, as Seymour missed virtually the entire game with a hip pointer suffered last weekend against Michigan State...
Victory No. 1 is up for grabs (09/19/04)
Southeast, Central Michigan both bring 0-2 records into today's game. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Brian Kelly knew that it would be difficult to turn around Central Michigan University football right away. Not that the above knowledge has made life any easier for the Chippewas' first-year coach...
FanSpeak Sept19 (09/19/04)
Coverage critique I WAS wondering why Notre Dame gets all the front-page news in sports. Scott City won the volleyball conference, the football team won a great game against Portageville and there was only a little write-up about either of those. ...
U.S. faces large deficit heading into final day (09/19/04)
The Associated Press BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- The Americans' comeback was short-lived. The next one will have to be the biggest ever for them to win the Ryder Cup. Backed by the clutch performance from its English rookies and reliable play from Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood, Europe put the United States in another huge hole Saturday by taking an 11-5 lead and making victory Sunday seem like a mere formality...
U.S.'s big flop leaves captain Hal fuming (09/19/04)
By Doug Ferguson ~ The Associated Press BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and the rest of the Americans took a beating Friday in the Ryder Cup -- first from Europe, then from their own captain. Europe wound up with 6 1/2 of a possible 8 points, its largest opening-day lead ever and the worst deficit the United States has ever faced in the 77-year history of the biennial competition...
Cardinals clinch spot in playoffs (09/19/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals became the first major league team to clinch a playoff spot this season, winning the National League Central for the third time in five seasons. A few hours after the Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-0 Saturday, the playoff berth was clinched when San Francisco lost to San Diego 5-1. When the Chicago Cubs lost 6-5 at Cincinnati, the division title was assured...
Cards nip D-Backs, reduce magic number (09/19/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Jim Edmonds tripled home the winning run in the 10th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Friday night to reduce their magic number for clinching the NL Central to three. Albert Pujols walked off Scott Service (1-1) starting the 10th and easily scored on Edmonds' drive to the wall in right-center. Edmonds has 110 RBIs, matching his career best, in 2001...
Mizzouri's Smith was triple threat in 48-0 win (09/19/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Finally, Brad Smith became the double-threat of years past. In fact, Missouri's junior quarterback was a triple-threat, even catching a pass as Missouri beat Ball State 48-0 Saturday. Smith passed for two touchdowns, ran for another. He passed and ran for a combined 296 yards, and caught a 5-yard pass on a halfback option. He often slithered away or plain outran would-be tacklers, leaving Ball State defenders grasping for air...
Conservation Department offers internships (09/19/04)
The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering an internship for college students interested in conservation. The MDC Internship Program will provide opportunities throughout the state for eligible students. The Jerry Conley Internship positions will be awarded in Southeast Missouri. Conley was the director of Missouri Conservation from 1996 to 2002. The program identified these positions to honor Conley's work in conservation and his commitment to developing conservation professionals...
Southeast's 0-3 start is no surprise (09/19/04)
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Southeast Missouri State University's football team concluded its nonconference schedule here Saturday with an 0-3 record after falling to Central Michigan 44-27. And that should surprise absolutely nobody except perhaps the most die-hard -- but unrealistic -- Southeast fans...
Japanese professor loves Faulkner's fiction (09/19/04)
Japanese professor Takaki Hiraishi can't comprehend some American conversation. But he has no trouble identifying with American author William Faulkner's rich tapestry of characters in the one-time segregated South. Faulkner's writings are popular in Japan even though the Oxford, Miss., author died in 1962...
Faulkner puts southern town on the map (09/19/04)
OXFORD, Miss. -- The young Japanese woman in jeans and high heels took her seat alongside a bronze statue of William Faulkner and snuggled up to pose for a picture. If it were the real Faulkner, he would cringe. The hard-drinking, often prickly novelist hated the casual touch. His messy, spectacular novels are as thorny as he was. His mile-long sentences and fated characters seem unfashionable for today's best-seller lists...
Rustic charm (09/19/04)
The property at 2206 Earleen in Cape Girardeau is one of those rare houses that has an out-in-the-country feel, yet is in one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods. The house has much more room than you would think just glancing at it from the street. It has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms and two half bathrooms, along with a family room, formal living room, formal dining room, and a park-like backyard with mature trees and an inviting above-ground pool with a deck built around it...
Couples walk fine line to make weddings legal (09/19/04)
VOLUNTOWN, Conn. -- Couples with cold feet can back out of a wedding in one step at a Connecticut church. The Church of Christ sits atop Ekonk Hill Road, straddling the town line for Voluntown and Sterling. It's also on the New London County-Windham County border...
Danny Smith (09/19/04)
Daniel "Danny" Stephen Smith, 27, of Jacksonville, N.C., formerly of Scott City, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004. He was born Oct. 25, 1976, in Blytheville, Ark., son of Floyd and Suzanne Shaw Smith. He and Kim Southall were married Aug. 3, 2002. Smith was a staff sergeant with the U.S. Marines. He was employed as an airframe mechanic with Marine Helicopter Training Squadron 302, Marine Aircraft Group 29. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church...
Nelson McLain (09/19/04)
Nelson F. McLain, 39, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 5, 1965, in Cape Girardeau, son of John W. and Antoinette Whittaker McLain. McLain was an Eagle Scout, a graduate of Cape Central High School and a member of Red Star Baptist Church...
Leone Crown (09/19/04)
PULASKI, Ill. -- Leone Crown, 79, of Pulaski died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 2, 1925, in Martin, Tenn., daughter of Charles and Goldie Moore McReynolds. She and David Crown were married Aug. 12, 1950. He died on Oct. 23, 2001...
Morris Morehead (09/19/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Morris G. Morehead, 80, of Cairo died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born July 11, 1924, in Mound City, Ill., son of Otho and Alberta Smithy Morehead. He and Elyvon Morehead were married. She died July 2, 2004...
Helen Bird (09/19/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Helen K. Bird, 94, of Anna died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, in Vienna, Ill. She was born Nov. 12, 1909, in Mound City, Ill., daughter of William H. and Anna Brashere Reed. She and James Virgil Edwards were married in June 1928. He died in 1967. She later married John Sullivan and Lloyd Bird, who also proceeded her in death...
Zelma Ozment (09/19/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Zelma L. Ozment, 94, of Ullin, Ill., died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at the Daystar Care Center in Cairo. She was born July 5, 1910, in Pulaski County, Ill., daughter of Sylvester Lance and Mary Alice Williams Lance. She and Roy Ozment were married July 8, 1926...
Roy Gibson (09/19/04)
MAKANDA, Ill. -- Roy Gibson, 84, of Makanda, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at the home of his daughter. He was born Sept. 27, 1919, in Wayland, Ky., son of Joseph and Margaret Turner Gibson. He and Clarissa Pina Opal Mullins were married Feb. 18, 1946...
Harry Casey (09/19/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Harry E. "Gene" Casey, 74, of Jonesboro died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. He was born Aug.2, 1930, in Tamms, Ill., son of Tom and Eula Van Zandt Casey. He and Mary Ruth Choate were married March 6, 1954, at Jonesboro...
Lawana House (09/19/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lawana J. House, 72, of Perryville died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 22, 1932, in Perryville, daughter of Herbert and Clara Hoffstetter Sandler. She and Paul H. House were married Aug. 11, 1951...
Births 9/19/04 (09/19/04)
Zajicek Son to Paul and Tami Zajicek of Marble Hill, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:28 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2004. Name, Braeden Thomas. Weight, 6 pounds. Fourth child, second son. Mrs. Zajicek is the former Tami Pittman, daughter of Rudy and Sandy Pittman of Advance, Mo. She is a medical transcriptionist at Southeast Hospital. Zajicek is the son of Thomas and Nita Zajicek of O'Fallon, Ill. He is an officer with Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Lee-Sides (09/19/04)
Joanna Lee and Nathaniel Sides were married July 17, 2004, at Francine's Gardens. The Rev. Cy Smith performed the ceremony. Music was by the Miller String Trio and saxophonist Erin McGowan. Parents of the bride are Tom and Gaye Lee of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Duane and Rene Statler of Jackson and Steven Sides of Lakewood, Colo...
McBride-Blattel (09/19/04)
Amy Renee McBride and Andrew James Blattel exchanged vows June 12, 2004, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo. The Revs. John Harth and David Coon performed the ceremony. Lectors were Ruth Ann Mier of Jackson, aunt of the bride; Edie Eeftink of Scott City and Sherry Dunseith of Moberly, Mo., aunts of the groom...
Brooks-Hess (09/19/04)
Amy Brooks and Michael J. Hess were married June 26, 2004, at First General Baptist Church in Jackson. The Rev. Luther Rhodes performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Billie and Pat Edwards of Chester, Ill. The groom is the son of Sharon Foster of Jackson...
Devine-Lohmann (09/19/04)
Heather Devine and Chad Michael Lohmann were married Aug. 28, 2004, at North Parish Church in Alloa, Scotland. Alan Downie performed the ceremony. Organist was Lawrence Wright. The bride is the daughter of Charles and Heather Devine of Alloa. The groom is the son of Michael Lohmann of Cape Girardeau and Marie Ford of Thebes, Ill...
Conklin-Street (09/19/04)
Wendy Renee Conklin and Jeffery Loren Street were married Sept. 4, 2004, at Cape County Park. The Rev. Janet Hopkins performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ronnie Conklin of Jackson and Glenda Davis of Chaffee, Mo. The groom is the son of Helen and Mike Leisemeyer of Dongola, Ill., and Loren and Barb Street of Joppa, Ill...
Miller-Peters (09/19/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jana M. Miller and Matthew J. Peters were married April 17, 2004, at Whitewater. The Rev. Jack Owens performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Rebecca and Islay Vandverveld. The bride is the daughter of Tony Jamar of Chelsea, Okla., and Marilyn Benton of Talala, Okla. The groom is the son of Glenda Griggs of Chaffee and Joe Peters of Cadet, Mo...
Gurley- Richey (09/19/04)
Kenneth and Joanne Gurley and Debora and Dennis McMillan of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Gurley, to Adrian Colin Richey. He is the son of Donald and Gabriella Richey of Jackson. Gurley is a 1999 graduate of Scott City High School. She is a commercial insurance CSR with W.E. Walker-Lakenan in Cape Girardeau...
Gotto-Dudek (09/19/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mark and Debbie Gotto of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Nicole Gotto, to Michael Robert Dudek. He is the son of Robert and Donna Dudek of Lake Zurich, Ill. Gotto received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Southeast Missouri State University. She is an accountant at the university...
Humphrey-Amschler (09/19/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Humphrey of LaHarpe, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Anne Humphrey, to John William Amschler of Perryville. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dees of Perryville and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Amschler of Cape Girardeau...
Weiss-Cook (09/19/04)
Janice Weiss of Bismarck, Mo., and Harold and Annadora Weiss of Doe Run, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Marisa Weiss, to Andrew Cook. He is the son of Michael and Nancy Cook of Burfordville. Weiss is a 1996 graduate of Bismarck High School. She is a replenisher at Buchheit Inc. at Biehle, Mo...
Kennard-Prost (09/19/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Kennard of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Marie Kennard, to Lt. j.g. Craig Joseph Prost. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Prost of Cape Girardeau and Jeannine Prost of Kirkwood, Mo. Kennard is a 1994 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. ...
McCulley- Wilkes (09/19/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Christina Dawn McCulley and Allen Oshay Wilkes of Jacksonville, Fla., announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Penny and Samuel Simmons of Alton, Mo. He is the son of Linda Wilkes of Jacksonville, and the late Bobby Wilkes...
Logels married 50 years (09/19/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Logel of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th anniversary with a dinner April 24, 2004, at Drury Lodge. Hosts were their children and spouses: Mike and Phyllis Logel of Chicago, Dave and Joan Logel and Lisa and Winchell Carroll of St. Louis, and Steve and Angie Logel of Cape Girardeau...
Police report 09/19/04 (09/19/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Saturday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Steve Carter, 36, 803 Taven St., Caruthersville, Mo., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear for improper registration...
Sheriff's report 09/19/04 (09/19/04)
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department The following items were released Friday by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not imply guilt.Arrests Douglas R. Wallace Jr., 28, of Jackson Sept. 11 was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for probation violation on charges of driving while intoxicated, burglary and property damage; and on a warrant from Bollinger County for assault...
Out of the past 9/19/04 (09/19/04)
10 years ago: Sept. 19, 1994 Saturday night's attendance of around 23,000 pushed SEMO District Fair's total to nearly 97,000; Pete Poe, fair board member, says it was best attendance since fair's format was changed about 15 years ago. Arguments over property standards overshadows Cape Girardeau City Council's approval of Air Evac EMS Inc. ...
Expiration date on safety (09/19/04)
On Sept.13, the law banning the manufacture of semiautomatic assault weapons for private sale in the United States expired. Before you read further I should tell you that my father was an avid hunter. I grew up with guns in the house, and although I do not hunt, I own an over-and-under shotgun. ...
Misinformation overload (09/19/04)
By Denise Clemonds In his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, President Bush declared that thanks to the Medicare law passed last year, "every senior will be able to get prescription drug coverage, and nothing will hold us back."...
Missouri's money (09/19/04)
A University of Missouri economist's study for the Missouri Bankers Association that concluded more of the state's money should be invested in state banks has attracted considerable attention -- perhaps a good deal more than Joseph Haslag, executive director of the university's Economic Policy Analysis and Research Center, anticipated...
Need more youths to set example (09/19/04)
To the editor: In response to "Scott City teen meets Bush during stop at Poplar Bluff": What a great story. We need more youths like Michael Toeniskoetter out there doing what they can to make this a better place to live. I am very proud of him, and I am sure he made a great impression on the president by his example...
No rock and roll honors for rappers (09/19/04)
To the editor: I am a diehard music fan, but many things bother me about this art form, especially rap. One of them includes people not writing their own music. All they do is sing the song. And these people are called musicians? All they are doing is writing lyrics...
Troops deserve stronger support (09/19/04)
To the editor: Events over the last several weeks in Iraq show a bad situation getting worse. It is time to face the fact that a substantial troop increase is needed to pacify the country to a degree that allows legitimate elections to be held. Elections are scheduled for January, but it is unlikely they will go forward...
Terrorism is not always religious (09/19/04)
To the editor: In her column "Stop sanitizing killers," Michelle Malkin assumes Muslims can only wage acts of terror for religious reasons, which is far from the truth. The attack on the school in Beslan in Russia was not based on Islam. It was done by Chechen militants because Chechnya has no conventional army to defend itself from the Russian army. ...
Speak Out 09/19/04 (09/19/04)
Some areas are worse MAYOR KNUDTSON, shame on you for criticizing the federal government for moving too slow on the flood-plain situation. Since the big flood-control project was built, some areas have experienced worse flooding. We've called everybody we can think of. ...
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