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Stories from Sunday, October 10, 2004

Academy will offer public chance to learn police duties (10/10/04)
An eight-week citizens academy will be offered to Cape Girardeau residents to help familiarize them with the daily activities of the police department and to increase the cooperation between police and the community. The academy will be held once a week and will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday. It will cover a variety of topics taught by law enforcement officers: patrol, traffic, crime prevention, domestic violence, jail issues and health/nuisance...
Creating a more perfect student union at SEMO (10/10/04)
The University Center for years had more of an appearance of a fortress with its stone-walled exterior, a far-from-inviting view for Southeast Missouri State University students entering the building from Normal Avenue. But since this summer the university has been working to transform the 29-year-old, four-story building, both inside and out, into a more friendly student union through two separate construction projects with a combined price tag of more than $1 million...
Region's big needs targeted in group strategy (10/10/04)
Picture this: a unified public transportation system to ensure that residents of Cape Girardeau County and Scott City have accessible, affordable transportation. Picture this: A special coalition of doctors to serve uninsured patients and a stepped-up substance abuse program that eliminates illegal drug use among area youth...
Appraise-worthy effort (10/10/04)
Just how valuable are family heirlooms? It depends on how one defines value. Appraisers from Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers of Clayton, Mo., examined treasures Cape Girardeau residents brought to the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center Saturday. The appraisers could determine the history of some items. They could estimate what the items would bring at auction or sale...
Frohna celebrates its German heritage with 24th annual Fall Har (10/10/04)
FROHNA, Mo. -- For the 24th year, Frohna took a trip back in time for a day and brought thousands of visitors along. The town's annual fall festival on Saturday brought 2,000 to 2,500 visitors who wanted to experience life the way it used to be. Larry and Sandra Fluegge of Cape Girardeau attend the festival nearly every year. Larry Fluegge likes the country atmosphere. His wife likes to experience the past...
Looking back 100 years one week at a time (10/10/04)
Southeast Missourian As part of its yearlong centennial celebration, the Southeast Missourian will debut a new weekly feature on Tuesday that will look back at unique events and people in the community's 100-year history. The newspaper will reprint stories and photos that appeared originally during the same week sometime within the past century...
Community assessment graphic (10/10/04)
Transportation SHORT-TERM OUTCOMES: CAPE COUNTY TRANSIT AUTHORITY RECEIVES ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM GOVERNMENT ENTITIES TO COORDINATE EXISTING TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. INTERMEDIATE OUTCOMES: TRANSPORTATION FOR EMPLOYMENT IS AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK; TRANSPORTATION FOR BASIC NEEDS AND QUALITY OF LIFE SERVICES IS AVAILABLE FROM 8 A.M. TO 6 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...
Otahkians use five sets to turn back Austin Peay (10/10/04)
Southeast Missouri State University won its second consecutive match, defeating conference foe Austin Peay at Houck Field House on Saturday in five sets 30-13, 30-23, 24-30, 28-30, 15-10. The Otahkians (3-12, 2-3 OVC) quickly took a two-set lead but Austin Peay won the next two sets to send the match into a deciding set, in which Southeast reestablished control...
Goodson hopes Web site helps draw interest (10/10/04)
As an All-American tight end and one of the nation's leading receivers, Ray Goodson has put together the kind of college football career that, were he playing for a major program, would virtually assure his name of being known across the country. But since Goodson toils in relative obscurity at Division I-AA Southeast Missouri State University, he realizes that not very many people outside of the immediate area probably are familiar with his exploits...
Rally at Indian Park features state Sen. Mary Bland (10/10/04)
Deborah McBride, Democrat candidate for Cape Girardeau County public administrator, was host of a political rally Saturday afternoon at Indian Park on William and Lorimier streets. One of her guest speakers was state Sen. Mary Bland, D-Kansas City. Bland, a senator since 1998 and a legislator since 1980, spoke about the importance of voting...
State briefs (10/10/04)
Mentally ill man fights state over right to vote JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A St. Louis man filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging a Missouri law that denies voting rights to some people who are mentally ill. Steven Prye said he moved to St. Louis from Illinois earlier this year and tried to register to vote, but wasn't allowed because he has a court-appointed guardian in Illinois, and a court is considering whether to appoint one for him in Missouri. ...
Odd briefs 10/10 (10/10/04)
Pumpkin hurling at Wash. Harvest Festival BURLINGTON, Wash. -- Want to see a pumpkin hurled more than a half mile? A group of friends who are metal fabricators built a 56-foot-tall wooden catapult for this weekend's Harvest Festival. Their goal is to break the world record of 1,145 feet for pumpkin-tossing. ...
Snakes alive Garter snakes abound in one Rockford neighborhood (10/10/04)
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Andrea Bathje found the first snake in her home in April 1999. She freaked out, screamed for her husband, George, and refused to take her eyes off him or the snake until he had taken it outside. Little did she know that was just the beginning. Andrea and George bought their northwest Rockford home in December 1998. This fall, as they mark six years in the well-kept, brick home, they estimate they've removed 100 snakes from inside their house...
Soldiers set up coffee shop in Iraq (10/10/04)
Profits from a coffee blend sold in the states are helping support soldiers fighting in the Mideast. By Kathryn Rem ~ The Springfield State Journal-Register SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Soldiers from the Springfield-based Illinois Army National Guard's 232nd Corps Support Battalion stationed in the desert of Iraq now can cool off with an iced mocha...
Battling meth makers not a big issue for presidential candidate (10/10/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri Sen. Kit Bond, a Republican whose state ranks No. 1 in busts of makeshift methamphetamine labs, calls peddlers of the highly addictive drug "domestic terrorists." Democratic Gov. Tom Vilsack of Iowa says voters in Midwestern presidential battlegrounds are more likely to encounter a meth maker than an operative for al-Qaida...
Packrats and good - Samaritans recycle their clutter online (10/10/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bill Heeter admits he has a problem. He loves junk. But the retired businessman is one of a growing number of packrats jumping online to give away their clutter or to take some off the hands of somebody else. In less than two years, freecycling has caught on worldwide, with about one-half million givers and takers of everything from couches to cars and pingpong tables to pianos...
Moore rallies college students, Democratic hopes in Missouri (10/10/04)
MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Filmmaker and political activist Michael Moore delivered a message of certainty, comedy and Bush-bashing Saturday to about 2,200 people during his visit to the smallest city on his "Slacker Uprising Tour." Moore's stop at Northwest Missouri State University was sponsored by the school's Young Democrats organization. ...
Congress passes defense bill raising military pay (10/10/04)
WASHINGTON -- Congress on Saturday approved a $447 billion defense bill with a military pay raise and new money for Iraq and Afghanistan. Underscoring the bill's lack of controversy, the House approved the measure by 359-14 and the Senate gave its blessing by voice vote. Neither chamber debated the legislation before sending it to President Bush...
House approves hurricane aid, security budget (10/10/04)
WASHINGTON -- The House on Saturday unanimously approved $14.5 billion for hurricane victims and struggling farmers as Congress moved a step closer to showering money on Florida and other pivotal states in the upcoming elections. After weeks of delay over everything from budget cuts to milk subsidies, House-Senate bargainers added the natural disaster aid to a $10 billion military construction measure. ...
Bush and Kerry race back to 'must win' campaign states (10/10/04)
President Bush and Sen. John Kerry, their animosity stirred by a contentious second debate, lit into each other over Iraq, jobs and debate performance on Saturday in critical battleground states. Kerry "doesn't pass the credibility test," Bush asserted, while the Massachusetts senator claimed that the nation's choice "could really not have been more clear than it was last night."...
Tour bus accident kills15 in Arkansas (10/10/04)
MARION, Ark. -- The lone bus belonging to a mom-and-pop tour operator careened off an interstate and overturned early Saturday, killing 15 Chicago-area travelers on their way to a Mississippi casino. Witnesses told police the bus, which carried family and friends of the tour company owner, was drifting...
Afghan elections boycotted (10/10/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghans packed polling stations on Saturday for a historic presidential election that was blemished when all 15 candidates opposing U.S.-backed interim President Hamid Karzai withdrew, charging the government and the U.N. with fraud and incompetence...
Rumsfeld holds at-sea conference with 18 allies (10/10/04)
ABOARD THE USS JOHN F. KENNEDY -- In a cramped war room below deck, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Saturday joined 18 of his counterparts from an unusual collection of U.S. partners in the terrorism fight in discussing the way ahead in Iraq and Afghanistan...
Egypt detains Bedouin tribesmen for terrorism (10/10/04)
TABA, Egypt -- Investigators lifted fingerprints, swabbed dust and collected tissue from the wreckage of three car bombings Saturday and detained dozens of Bedouin tribesmen, including quarry workers who could have provided the explosives that killed at least 34 people. ...
Al-Sadr's militia OKs weapon deal (10/10/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Shiite militiamen loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr agreed Saturday to begin handing in weapons, a significant step toward restoring order in Baghdad's sprawling Sadr City slum as the interim government struggles to curb Iraq's more widespread Sunni insurgency...
Spaniard captures World Monopoly Championship (10/10/04)
TOKYO -- A Spanish lab technician needed only two hours to amass a small real estate fortune and drive a Norwegian mutual fund manager's railroad empire into bankruptcy to capture the World Monopoly Championship on Saturday. Antonio Zafra Fernandez, 36, of Madrid pumped his fist in the air after he bested Norwegian Bjorn Andenaes of Oslo in the beloved board game to take home the $15,140 prize -- equal to the amount of play money in a Monopoly set...
Scott City tops Oran to win its own tournament title (10/10/04)
Both Scott City's and Oran's volleyball teams came into Saturday's Scott City Tournament struggling a bit over the past few weeks. Each team won its last game before the tournament, though, and both teams came out playing well Saturday. The Rams got the last laugh, defeating Oran 25-16, 25-22 in the championship...
Perryville loses, but improves from last week (10/10/04)
Friday's result for Perryville was the same as the previous week -- a loss. But how the Pirates played the game could not have been much different. Coming off a 20-0 loss to Park Hills Central on Oct. 2 that Perryville coach Rick Chastain called disappointing, the Pirates lost 28-27 to Potosi on Friday night...
Jackson opens up offense -- a little -- to dominate Central (10/10/04)
After a 48-21 loss to Jefferson City on Oct. 1, Jackson football coach Carl Gross said he had been too conservative and needed to continue to try to work in the passing game into his team's smashmouth offense. The Indians did just that in the first half of a 35-6 rout of rival Central on Friday. Jackson quarterback Joey Starke completed 7 of 8 passes for 136 yards and four touchdowns in the opening half...
High school roundup 10/10/04 (10/10/04)
VOLLEYBALL The Stoddard County Athletic Association tournament will get under way today at Bell City with a trio of area teams vying for the title. Defending Class 1 state champion Bell City (18-5-1) enters the tournament with the No. 3 seed and will face Bloomfield on Tuesday. Advance is seeded fourth in the tournament, and will face fifth-seeded Woodland in the opening round. Advance beat Woodland in two games at home Friday night and is 14-9-1 entering the tournament...
Kelly adds another district title (10/10/04)
The Kelly softball team won its third straight Class 2 District 1 title Saturday while handing Valley Park its first loss in a 4-1 decision at Perryville St. Vincent. The Hawks (20-6) have now won 18 district titles in 19 years. Kelly will play in the sectional round Wednesday at Elsberry against Elsberry, which beat Wright City 7-4 in the District 2 final...
FanSpeak Oct10 (10/10/04)
Time for review? RECENTLY, SOUTHEAST Missouri State football coach Tim Billings said he and his coaching staff would evaluate the team and see where they're at. Maybe the board of regents should take note and evaluate the entire athletic department and see where everyone stands. ...
Seahawks try to take control of NFC West (10/10/04)
SEATTLE -- Say what you want about Grant Wistrom's big free agency deal. The Seattle Seahawks believe he's earning his paycheck, plus today they get part of the bonus back. Nobody on Seattle's side has to block him. The high-energy defensive end switched teams in what is becoming one of the NFL's freshest rivalries. Wistrom left St. Louis for a free agency offer that included a $14 million bonus...
Dodgers avoid elimination behind pitcher's complete game (10/10/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Jose Lima and Shawn Green had big nights, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers their first postseason win in 16 years and staving off elimination in their first-round series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Lima followed two miserable outings by Los Angeles starters with a five-hitter, Green hit a pair of solo homers and the Dodgers beat St. Louis 4-0 Saturday night to cut the Cardinals' lead in the best-of-five NL division series to 2-1...
Open date should help Southeast get ready for next challenge- E (10/10/04)
An open date probably couldn't have come at a better time for Southeast Missouri State University's football team. The injury-riddled, struggling Indians needed the time off from actual competition to heal their aching bodies and also to try to regain their confidence -- a trait that right now has to be shaky at best...
Corrections Oct10 (10/10/04)
n To clarify a story in Saturday's edition, Kyle Kline is the leading returning rusher from last season for the St. Vincent football team. Due to incorrect information published in the school program, Jackson football player Neal Grossheider's name was misspelled in a photo caption in Friday's edition...
area digest 10/10/04 (10/10/04)
Hole in one in tourney earns Adkisson a trip Cape Girardeau's Chris Adkisson was rewarded more than usual for his recent hole in one at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson. Adkisson aced No. 13 during Monday's Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament and won a seven-day Caribbean cruise...
Parenting author marks 20 years of practical advice (10/10/04)
NEW YORK -- Heidi Murkoff, the woman behind the "What to Expect" parenting phenomenon, had absolutely no idea what to expect when she, her mother and her sister wrote their first book 20 years ago. At the time, "What to Expect When You're Expecting" was Murkoff's postpartum response to all the questions she had when she was pregnant with her first child -- and couldn't find answers for...
Names on library murals are misspelled (10/10/04)
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Spelling counts -- especially at a library. A $40,000 ceramic mural was unveiled outside the city's new library and everyone could see the misspelled names of Einstein, Shakespeare, Vincent Van Gogh, Michelangelo and seven other historical figures...
Cafe no longer has marijuana on menu (10/10/04)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- There's no more marijuana on the menu at the Da Kine cafe. The Da Kine Smoke and Beverage Shop on Vancouver's hip Commercial Drive was shut down after police seized some 20 pounds of marijuana worth about $49,000, hashish and 300 cookies baked with hash or weed in a raid Thursday, Acting Deputy Chief Bob Rolls said...
Finding purpose in the Peace Corps (10/10/04)
It wasn't like he grew up hearing that he had to clean his plate because there were starving children in Africa who didn't have food to eat. Nor was he constantly reminded about how wealthy and prosperous his nation was. But something about the world's disharmony struck a chord with Judy Baker's son...
A splash of color (10/10/04)
Decorative touches give this simple house its personality By Tammy Raddle ~ Southeast Missourian Some houses are built to be nondescript and plain, others are designed to catch the eye of every passerby. The house at 1504 Amblewood has a simple-looking exterior but is bursting with personality inside...
What's on This week's TV highlights (10/10/04)
Millions of children are solid with Arthur, the cartoon aardvark who stars in PBS' long-running series that shares his name. Now Arthur's best pal, the soft-voiced bunny named Buster, is getting his own show -- and taking it on the road. The charming "Postcards from Buster" blends animation with live-action footage to chronicle Buster's travels throughout the United States, as well as Mexico and Puerto Rico. (Check local listings.)...
Robert Igoe (10/10/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Robert Patrick Igoe, 74, of Marble Hill died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at his home. He was born June 15, 1932, at St. Louis, son of James J. and Agnes Mullaney Igoe. He and Linda Faye Bollinger were married June 6, 1966, at St. Louis...
Daniel Gier (10/10/04)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Daniel James Gier, 55, of Charleston, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at his home. He was born March 13, 1949, at Cairo, Ill., son of Lawrence and Loretta Carr Gier. He and Pamela Sue Williams were married March 4, 1967. Gier lived in Charleston his entire life. ...
Glenn Fronabarger (10/10/04)
Glenn W. "Spider" Fronabarger, 84, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 13, 1920, in Oak Ridge, son of Albert M. and Shrilda Sawyer Fronabarger. He and Mary Dale Jones were married April 25, 1947, in Jackson...
Tony Trabon (10/10/04)
Anthony "Tony" Trabon, 96, passed away in his sleep Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, in Kansas City, Mo. He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by a daughter, Cecilia Yelick of Overland Park, Kan.; a granddaughter, Cheryl Dietrich of Cape Girardeau; a grandson, John Yelick of Fresno, Calif.; and five great-grandchildren...
Billy Travis (10/10/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Billy Lee Travis, 80, of Jonesboro died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at the Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Wolf Lake, Ill., son of Aud and Mollie Morton Rain. Travis worked as a towboat captain for 45 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was a life member of the Carroll P. Foster Post 3455 Anna VFW and the Anna Moose Lodge...
Andreen-Lesch (10/10/04)
Heather Marie Andreen and Brian Keith Lesch were married June 19, 2004, at First United Methodist Church in Chaffee, Mo. The Rev. Marty Blakey performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Margaret Andreen of St. Louis. The groom is the son of Ivan and Carolyn "Sue" Lesch Jr. of Delta...
Bryeans-Grimes (10/10/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Guardian Angel Catholic Church was the setting June 5, 2004, for the wedding of Misty Renee Bryeans and Mark Jason Grimes. The Revs. Ron Hoye and John Harth performed the ceremony. Organist was Dana Lynch of Oran, and soloist was Christy Hency of Benton, Mo...
Bell-Coy (10/10/04)
Jennifer Kate Bell and Steven Wynn Coy were married Nov. 28, 2003, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Friedel performed the ceremony. Pianist was Lenny Kuper, and vocalists were Casey Janet and Alan Bruns, all of Cape Girardeau. Eucharist ministers were Kathy and Jerry Stencel of Waseca, Minn...
Underwood-Shuffit (10/10/04)
Cape County Park South was the setting Sept. 24, 2004, for the wedding of Stefanie Paige Underwood and David Allen Shuffit. The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rodney and Mary Underwood of Dutchtown. The groom is the son of Stanley Shuffit of Jackson...
Jones-McKee (10/10/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- John and Faye Jones of Oran announce the engagement of their daughter, Teresa Elizabeth Jones, to Ryan Franklin McKee. He is the son of Toledo and Betty McKee of Painton, Mo. Jones is a 1998 graduate of Oran High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in agronomy from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002. She is the agriculture, lime and fertilizer inspector for state of Missouri...
Wheeler- Loper (10/10/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Michael and Linda Wheeler of Oran announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Irmina Wheeler, to William D. Loper Jr. He is the son of Brenda Rhodes of Oran. Wheeler is a 2000 graduate of Oran High School. She is human resource manager at Wheeler Steel Works Inc. at Morley, Mo...
Birkman-Baggett (10/10/04)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Kenneth and Evelyn Birkman of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Dawn Birkman of Cape Girardeau, to Tanner Carter Baggett. He is the son of Daniel and Cheryl Baggett of Delta. Birkman is a 2001 graduate of Advance High School, and is pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in media studies at Southeast Missouri State University. She is an office assistant in the provost's office at Southeast...
Marbut-Sander (10/10/04)
Charley and Barbara Marbut of Greenville, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Marbut, to Joel Sander. He is the son of Roland and Sharon Sander of Gordonville. Marbut received a bachelor of science degree in exercise science from St. Louis University in 1999, and a master's degree in physical therapy from St. Louis University in 2000. She is a traveling physical therapist with Rehab Systems...
Eakins-Copeland (10/10/04)
Carl and Donna Eakins of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Lynne Eakins, to Bryan David Copeland. He is the son of John and Doris Copeland of Keithville, La. Eakins is a 1992 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 1997. She is a senior marketing coordinator with Carter and Burgess Inc. in Dallas, Texas...
Vrbosky-Staton (10/10/04)
Paul and Mary Beth Vrbosky of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Joy Vrbosky, to Brian Robin Staton, both of Boulder, Colo. He is the son of Robin and Nancy Staton of Dahlgren, Va. Vrbosky is a 1994 graduate of Jackson High School. ...
Laurentius- Birk (10/10/04)
Gary and Diane Laurentius of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Laurentius, to Marcus Birk. He is the son of DeWayne and Susan Birk of Burfordville. Laurentius is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School, and is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at RW School Supply...
Hahs-Waters (10/10/04)
Dale and Connie Hahs of Overland Park, Kan., announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Autumn Hahs, to Kevin James Waters. He is the son of Dennis and Diana Waters of Overland Park. The Hahs are formerly of Cape Girardeau. Hahs is attending Johnson County Community College in Overland Park. She is employed at Bank of Blue Valley...
Kronmueller-Waters (10/10/04)
Heather Diane Kronmueller and Jeremiah Michael Waters, formerly of Cape Girardeau, announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Don and Joyce Kronmueller of Lees Summit, Mo. Waters is the son of David and Connie Waters of Farmington, Mo., and Rustin and Robin Hafen of Howell, N.J...
Fire reports 10/10/04 (10/10/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Friday: At 8:57 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Gordonville Road. At 9:34 p.m., a rekindled fire at 19 S. Ellis St. Firefighters responded to the following items on Saturday:...
Police reports 10/10/04 (10/10/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Saturday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Matthew Francis Seeler, 21, 704 Elmwood St., St. Charles, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and failure to stop at a stop sign...
Two injured in car accident on Highway 25 near Delta (10/10/04)
A two-vehicle accident on Highway 25 two miles south of Delta, Mo., resulted in two injuries at 11:15 a.m. Saturday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2004 Chevrolet southbound on Highway 25 driven by John Tracy, 54, of Friedheim, Mo., was slowing for another vehicle when a 2004 GMC driven by James Brown, 58, of Grover, Mo., rear-ended Tracy's vehicle because he could not stop in time...
Out of the past 10/10/04 (10/10/04)
25 years ago: Oct. 10, 1979 Cape Girardeau County Sheriff James J. Below announces he "will not be a candidate for statewide office and will not be a candidate in 1980 for any political position"; Below, who had been considering a run for lieutenant governor on the Democratic ticket, says he is getting out of politics at the end of his present term as sheriff...
Elections and debates (10/10/04)
It's been called the Year of the Undecided. With just weeks to go until Election Day, pundits and poll watchers say this year's presidential election is still up for grabs. Political parties are courting voters and trying to get their candidate's message across. Voter registration drives were at an all time high this year, as both parties want to get more people to the polls on Nov. 2...
Debates offer clear choice (10/10/04)
To the editor: The debate between John Edwards and Dick Cheney presented us with a choice. John Edwards shared an optimistic vision for the next four years and hope for our children's future. No one wants their children looking towards wars and struggle when we can have peace and prosperity...
A call to prayer for elections (10/10/04)
To the editor: Someone has said that if Christians really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer we might be speechless. In WWII there was an adviser to Churchill who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every day at a prescribed hour for one minute to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace...
Mayor lends support to schools (10/10/04)
To the editor: Jackson is a great place to live, work and raise a family. One of the biggest reason for Jackson's success is its outstanding school system. Everyone associated with Jackson schools does an outstanding job in educating our children and grandchildren. The test scores of our students are among the best in Missouri. We accomplish this even though our spending per pupil is among the lowest in Missouri. This tells me we are doing a lot of things right in Jackson's school district...
Speak Out 10/10/04 (10/10/04)
Better act now I THINK the city council's idea about trying to save the bridge entry ramp on the Missouri side is a fine idea, but they better get off their duff and do it before it gets tore up anymore. The road surface has already been destroyed. They should have thought of that a little earlier than now...
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