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Stories from Thursday, October 14, 2004

Physician, educator vie for 106th District seat (10/14/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The next state representative from the 106th District will be a doctor. Voters get to decide whether he is a physician or a Ph.D. The contenders for the seat in the Nov. 2 elections are Dr. Steven Tilley, a Perryville optometrist, and Dr. David Cramp, a former Farmington School District superintendent. The legislative district covers parts of Perry, Ste. Genevieve and St. Francois counties...
Meeting to discuss outsourcing, labor (10/14/04)
Americans for Democratic Action will hold a town hall meeting on jobs, outsourcing and how they affect Southeast Missouri on Tuesday. The meeting titled "Stop Trading Away Our Future" will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Osage Community Centre...
Old Illmo recovers lost commerce with Schock therapy (10/14/04)
When the newspapers that had been covering the windows for about three months were finally taken down last week, the public got its first glimpse into the newest incarnation of the old Amrhein Drugs building at 601 E. Second St. in Scott City -- the Illmo Bakery and Cafe...
River City Players report for jury duty (10/14/04)
Judging by the number of legal dramas that have seen success on television and movie screens throughout the year, the courtroom really captures an audience's attention. The River City Players' latest production, "Twelve Angry Jurors," takes place inside a jury room as 12 jurors try to decide whether the defendant in question is guilty or not guilty of murder...
Deer make roadways hazardous for motorists (10/14/04)
Spring may be when a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love, but fall is when deer start entertaining romantic notions -- which can often prove fatal. With the state's and the nation's deer population growing -- the most recent Missouri count is at 1 million -- the number of car/deer collisions also increases. According to figures from Response Insurance Co., car collisions with deer account for more than 150 human deaths and nearly 1.5 million deer fatalities nationwide...
Benefit quilt on display at Women's Show, raffle Dec. 16 (10/14/04)
Recently the Senior Alive Adult Day Program completed a handmade quilt to raise money to purchase a lift van for transporting individuals in wheelchairs for the Horizons Enrichment Center, a day program for adults with disabilities located at 1912 Ritter Drive. The blocks were put together by Margie Nations of Jackson...
Community cuisine 10/14/4 (10/14/04)
New Salem Methodist serving meal Saturday A family-style kettle beef and chicken dressing supper will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday at New Salem United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located at Route AA in Daisy. Children 5 and under can eat free. Whole hog sausage dinner planned...
East Perry horse show includes 228 riders (10/14/04)
The East Perry Community Fair Horse Show included 228 participants in a show of 20 classes. Competitions were judged by Jerry Stroup of Lowndes, Mo., and Brent Jones of Russell Springs, Kan. The fair charges no entry fee but pays out nearly $700 in premiums spread out among five places in 20 classes...
Southeast Missouri Hospital salutes those who help (10/14/04)
Sometimes volunteers receive an award for their service, not often are they honored by having an award named for them. At Southeast Missouri Hospital's annual auxiliary and volunteer appreciation dinner the Ilena Aslin Auxiliary Service Award was established, with Aslin being its first honoree...
Cape P&Z questions costs of elaborate road plan (10/14/04)
A plan to extend Fountain Street as a decorative, divided boulevard with a brick-paver roadway and roundabouts at three Cape Girardeau downtown intersections seems extravagant, some planning and zoning commissioners said Wednesday night. The commission said it wasn't ready yet to make a final recommendation to the city council on the street plan after an engineering firm estimated it could cost $1.3 million to build...
Cape school board solicits public view on superintendent (10/14/04)
The Cape Girardeau School Board knows what it's searching for in a new superintendent, and now district parents and other patrons will have their say. A public forum will be held at 7 tonight at the board office at 301 N. Clark Ave. for patrons to express their vision of a new leader and share concerns about the ongoing superintendent's search...
Winans to be sidelined for three to four weeks (10/14/04)
Southeast Missouri State University basketball coach Gary Garner has received some bad news, as star senior guard Derek Winans will likely be out three to four weeks with a stress fracture in his leg. Earlier this week, Garner hoped the injury would be minor and that Winans would be able to begin working out on at least a limited basis when practice begins Saturday...
Community briefs 10/14/04 (10/14/04)
March of Dimes poker run on tap Saturday Motorcyclists and enthusiasts may join the Southeast Missouri March of Dimes for a poker/ observation run Saturday. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The event is open to motorcycles, trucks and cars. Departure is at noon from Buffalo Wild Wings. ...
Senate bill targets methamphetamine problem (10/14/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sen. Jim Talent has introduced legislation aimed at snuffing the spread of methamphetamines by more harshly punishing distributors and enhancing treatment for addicts, he announced Wednesday. The Republican senator's "Combat Meth Act" would sink $47 million in first-year funding of a plan to better train police, shift meth lab operators and traffickers into the federal court system, and track sales of legal substances used to create methamphetamines...
Islamic relief group's office searched by federal agents (10/14/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Federal and local law enforcers were searching the Islamic American Relief Agency on Wednesday as part of what the FBI described generically as a criminal investigation. The search of the Columbia office occurred as the Bush administration accused the Sudan-based Islamic African Relief Agency of helping finance Osama bin Laden and other terrorists...
Miners signing up for insurance help after Horizon sale (10/14/04)
BENTON, Ill. -- Coal miners lined up for union health insurance Wednesday, vowing to fight a court decision that released their former employer from having to pay for the coverage. The group is among some 5,000 retired and active miners and their dependents in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia who lost their insurance when a bankrupt Horizon Natural Resources was sold to financier Wilbur Ross Jr. and Massey Energy early this month...
Nixon sues Boonville over open meeting law (10/14/04)
BOONVILLE, Mo. -- Attorney General Jay Nixon sued Boonville city officials Wednesday, saying they violated the state's open meetings law. The suit charges that the Boonville City Council approved a salary offer for a city administrator at a Sept. 30 meeting, but that on Oct. 2, Boonville Mayor Danielle Blanck called council members for their approval to increase the offer...
State Supreme Court hears arguments over child abuse list (10/14/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court weighed the constitutionality of the state's list of suspected child abusers Wednesday, but some judges questioned why they were even considering the case. A lower court judge declared the list unconstitutional in January, ruling it does not adequately protect the rights of people placed on it. ...
Jailer charged with sexual assault (10/14/04)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A jailer for the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department was held Wednesday without bail, after being charged with two counts of forcible sodomy against a female inmate. Authorities said the man charged, Johnny Bagwell, 32, of Marston was a jailer for about two months before the alleged incident...
Board seeks new resting place for jazz legend Charlie Parker (10/14/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The American Jazz Museum Board is considering moving jazz musician Charlie Parker's remains to a new grave. The board voted Tuesday to explore the idea of moving Parker's remains to the 18th and Vine District in Kansas City. The vote was prompted by a recent trash dumping at Lincoln Cemetery, where Parker is buried...
Supreme Court tackles issue of juvenile executions (10/14/04)
From staff and wire reports WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday struggled to assess the morality and propriety of states' executing murderers who killed at age 16 or 17 -- the ultimate punishment carried out in few places outside the United States...
McDonald's has higher-than-expected profits (10/14/04)
CHICAGO -- McDonald's Corp. said Wednesday its third-quarter profits will come in well above Wall Street estimates, reflecting a sales resurgence in its U.S. restaurants that remains in full force. The announcement prompted the latest jump in McDonald's stock, which has doubled since the company began reviving flagging sales and earnings in spring 2003...
Some suppliers cashing in as flu shot shortage hits nationwide (10/14/04)
Jack Bond's hospital pharmacy needed 2,800 flu shots, but his supplier couldn't provide them. Plenty of other distributors were ready to meet his needs, though -- for a price: as much as $600 for a vial of 10 flu shots that normally costs around $80...
Computer crash deepens concerns about electronic voting (10/14/04)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A computer crash that forced a pre-election test of electronic voting machines to be postponed was trumpeted by critics as proof of the balloting technology's unreliability. The incident in Palm Beach County -- which is infamous for its hanging and pregnant chads during the 2000 presidential election -- did not directly involve the touch-screen terminals on which nearly one in three U.S. voters will cast ballots on Election Day...
Developing children's taste for health (10/14/04)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- As she devours a sweet potato pancake at a taste test at her school, fourth-grader Paige Murset gives her seal of approval: "I like it. It's really, really sweet." Next up was a "peanut butter and jelly sandwich" made with sunflower seeds instead of peanut butter...
Wal-Mart finds union at its back door (10/14/04)
JONQUIERE, Quebec -- The signs topping sales racks wear the same yellow smiley face, but promise "Chute de Prix," instead of price rollbacks. The boxes of Tide lining the shelves in housewares come packed with a bonus CD, just for Canadian stores, inviting shoppers to experience "la passion du Hockey."...
Rising lava gives Mount St. Helens an eerie red glow (10/14/04)
SEATTLE -- The molten rock rising inside Mount St. Helens is giving the peak an eerie red glow at night. Lava has been climbing to the surface at nearly 1,300 degrees for the past few days in a process that scientists said Wednesday could go on for days, weeks or months. At night, low-hanging clouds and the steam rising from the volcano reflect the glow of the red-hot stone inside the crater...
Nader denied spot on two more ballots (10/14/04)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A state court knocked Ralph Nader off Pennsylvania's presidential ballot on Wednesday, citing thousands of fradulent signatures including "Mickey Mouse" and "Fred Flintstone." The ruling was one of two new setbacks for Nader. Also Wednesday, a federal judge denied the consumer advocate's bid for a spot on Hawaii's ballot...
Domestic issues bring debate home (10/14/04)
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Sen. John Kerry said Wednesday night that President Bush bears responsibility for a misguided war in Iraq, lost jobs at home and mounting millions without health care. Bush tagged his Democratic rival as a lifelong liberal bent on raising taxes and government spending...
Nation briefs 10/14/04 (10/14/04)
Prescription drug advocates rail Amtrak WASHINGTON -- Organizers of a railroad publicity tour dubbed the "Rx Express" are claiming Amtrak has made them The Little Engine That Couldn't Talk to the Press. The whistle-stop tour began Monday in Miami, with two private cars attached to a regular train. Members of the group got out at stops to talk to local press about their desire to get cheaper prescription drugs, a charged issue in the presidential campaign...
TSA faulted for bonuses, lavish party (10/14/04)
WASHINGTON -- The government agency in charge of airport security spent nearly a half-million dollars on an "unnecessarily expensive" awards ceremony at a lavish hotel, including $81,000 for plaques and $500 for cheese displays, according to an internal report obtained by The Associated Press...
Blair rejects demands to apologize (10/14/04)
LONDON -- Prime Minister Tony Blair weathered yet another storm over the Iraq conflict on Wednesday, vigorously denying he misled Britain over Iraqi weapons and refusing to apologize for the war. Eighteen months after the U.S.-led invasion, Iraq continues to dog the prime minister, but political opponents seem unable to land a lethal blow...
Bomb attacks kill six U.S. soldiers in Iraq operations (10/14/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A suicide attack and roadside bombs killed six American soldiers Wednesday, and Iraq's prime minister warned residents of the insurgent bastion of Fallujah to hand over terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi or face attack. Al-Zarqawi's Tawhid and Jihad group has claimed responsibility for beheading several foreign hostages and for car bombings throughout the country. ...
Israeli war games simulate Syrian, Palestinan assault (10/14/04)
SHIZAFON MILITARY BASE, Israel -- F-16 warplanes dropped explosives, tanks charged across the desert firing cannons and infantrymen went house-to-house hurling grenades in war games that Israel staged Wednesday as a show of strength at a time of confrontation with the Palestinians and Syria...
New Russian-U.S. crew blasts off for space station (10/14/04)
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- A Russian rocket carrying a new Russian-U.S. crew to the international space station lifted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome earlier today. For Russians Salizhan Sharipov and Yuri Shargin and American Leroy Chiao, it was the first mission in a Soyuz spacecraft -- breaking the nearly 30-year tradition of having at least one crewman with previous experience piloting the capsule...
Car bomb detection proves difficult (10/14/04)
BAQOUBA, Iraq -- Hunting for the deadliest weapons in the insurgents' arsenal along one of the most dangerous highways in Iraq, a U.S. Army patrol rolls past the charred remnants of a suicide bomber's car. Moments later, the troops snake by a roadside pitted by an explosives-packed donkey cart that was blown up trying to hit an American convoy. The donkey had still been attached...
Fight looms as access to holy site in Jerusalem is cut (10/14/04)
JERUSALEM -- Israel said Wednesday it would severely limit the access of Muslim worshippers to Jerusalem's holiest site during the holy month of Ramadan, claiming it could collapse. Three Palestinian militants were killed in Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip...
Taiwan extended nuclear weapons work, says U.N. (10/14/04)
VIENNA, Austria -- The U.N. nuclear watchdog agency has found that Taiwan's experiments with plutonium extended up to the mid-1980s, diplomats said Wednesday, uncovering a key detail about the country's now-abandoned nuclear weapons program. It had been known that Taiwan briefly revived its nuclear weapons research program in the 1980s, and the revelations confirm suspicions that plutonium separation experiments were carried out at that time. ...
Tigers face Lafayette in sectional round (10/14/04)
Central hopes to capitalize on home-court advantage. ~ Special to the Southeast Missourian There were a lot of scenarios bantered about regarding the scheduling of the Class 2 state sectional tournament being hosted by St. Joseph's Academy. The final decision, made Tuesday morning, gave Central one more home match. The Tigers will play Lafayette at 3 p.m. today in the sectional round...
Rain puts Kelly quest on hold (10/14/04)
Kelly's quest for a second straight trip to the softball quarterfinals was put on hold on Wednesday, as rain postponed the Hawks' Class 2 sectional game with Elsberry at Elsberry. Kelly will play Elsberry 4:15 p.m. today at C and H Park in St. Peters...
ND reaches quarterfinals with a 6-1 triumph over De Soto (10/14/04)
In softball the ability to lay down a bunt is key to a successful offense. Notre Dame showed it could bunt with the best of them on Wednesday in a Class 3 sectional game at Notre Dame Regional High School, laying down three bunts in a five-run fourth inning en route to a 6-1 win over De Soto...
Schilling could miss remainder of playoffs (10/14/04)
NEW YORK -- Boston ace Curt Schilling might not be able to pitch Game 5 of the AL championship series Sunday and needs surgery on his injured right ankle. Schilling, who led the major leagues with 21 wins, lasted just three innings and 58 pitches in Boston's 10-7 loss to the New York Yankees in Tuesday night's opener, allowing six runs, his poorest postseason performance since 1993. He had trouble with his balance and pushing off the rubber, which cut his velocity...
Cards' sluggers prevail (10/14/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Make no mistake about it -- this is a sluggers' series. Albert Pujols homered early, Larry Walker delivered three key hits and the St. Louis Cardinals withstood four Houston shots to outlast the Astros 10-7 Wednesday night in Game 1 of the NL championship series...
Yankees take 2-0 advantage over Red Sox (10/14/04)
New York handed Boston and Pedro Martinez a 3-1 loss. By Ronald Blum ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Pedro Martinez has a new "Daddy." His name is Jon Lieber. While the raucous crowd at Yankee Stadium taunted Martinez with booming chants of "Who's Your Daddy?" Lieber shut down the highest-scoring offense in the major leagues...
Sports briefs 10/14/04 (10/14/04)
Football n Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer agreed Wednesday to stop wearing a sticker on his helmet in memory of an ex-teammate killed in the war in Afghanistan, and the NFL agreed to find other ways to honor the slain soldier. Plummer faced heavy NFL fines for wearing the small No. 40 sticker on his helmet last Sunday in memory of Pat Tillman, who played with Plummer at Arizona State and on the Arizona Cardinals...
Area sports calendar 10/14/04 (10/14/04)
Basketball Southeast Fall Coaches Clinic: The Southeast Missouri State University's men's and women's basketball programs will host a coaches clinic 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Show Me Center. Southeast men's coach Gary Garner will instruct on the triple-post offense. ...
When cozy and comfy replaces hot and steamy (10/14/04)
This is how a 50-something-year-old guy describes how it happened to him: "One night, I actually dressed up in a clown mask and a tutu, hoping to spark things up in the bedroom. My wife looked more nauseous than turned on. Two years later, I looked over at my wife sleeping soundly beside me ... and I knew that the circus had somehow sneaked out of town, never to return."...
Grant to benefit detox program (10/14/04)
A Cape Girardeau counseling center will receive nearly $150,000 for its detoxification program thanks to a grant from the Missouri Health Foundation. The Gibson Recovery Center received $149,495 for its two-year program that will pay staff for its detox program...
Study - Chubby baby, lean teen equals higher cancer risk (10/14/04)
The way a girl grows during adolescence and even in the womb may play an important, if murky, role in her risk of breast cancer later in life, a study suggests. The study of 117,000 women in Denmark found that those who were chubby at birth but tall and lean at 14 were more likely to develop the disease...
Health calendar 10/14/04 (10/14/04)
Today Trends in Medical-Surgical Nursing seminar from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Drury Lodge. For information, call Educational Services at Southeast Missouri Hospital at 651-5547. Preparation for Childbirth Class 1 meets at 5:30 p.m. in Healing Arts Center conference room. This is the first of a four-part series. For information, call (877) 231-2229...
The battle with breast cancer (10/14/04)
Mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, cousins. Whatever their place on the family tree, they share more than a blood line -- they share a risk for breast cancer. Nearly 600 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer on a daily basis. But early detection and greater education a increasing survival rates among breast cancer patients...
The age of knowing yourself (10/14/04)
Oct. 14, 2004 Dear Leslie, The last time I told someone how old my mother is she made me promise to stop. She just can't imagine anyone as young as she is being that old. Mom still sings with a jazz band. She works out at a gym. She roots for the Cardinals and most everyone...
Lester Simmerman (10/14/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- A graveside funeral for Lester H. Simmerman, 84, of Anna, will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Anna City Cemetery. The Rev. Verlee Eaker will officiate. Friends may call at the cemetery today after 1:15 p.m. Simmerman died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at Union County Hospital in Anna...
Charles Beljik (10/14/04)
Charles A. "Chick" Beljik, 96, of Jackson, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born on March 6, 1908, in St. Louis, Mo., son of Joseph and Caroline Beljik. He served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific...
Herman Diebold (10/14/04)
Herman Eugene Diebold, 82, of Kelso, Mo., formerly of Benton, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Aug. 27, 1922, in Benton, son of Frank and Ida Bollinger Diebold. He married Mildred Francis Lochridge on Sept. 3, 1943...
Marjorie Clubb (10/14/04)
Marjorie Jane Clubb, 71, of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004. She was born Nov. 7, 1932, in Delta, daughter of Samuel Harvey and Hattie Mae Roberts Crader. She married Elwood Clubb on Nov. 2, 1961, in St. Clair County, Ill. He died in May 1985...
Lura Reams (10/14/04)
Lura Louise Reams, 86, of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on June 30, 1918, in Fornfelt, Mo., daughter of Charles and Veda Schrand Robertson. She had worked for International Shoe Factory for more than 13 years, worked in the cafeteria at Southeast Missouri State University and at the University Center bakery...
Viola Wilson (10/14/04)
LAS VEGAS -- Viola G. Wilson, 81, of Las Vegas, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, in Las Vegas. She was born Feb. 27, 1923, in Fornfelt, Mo., daughter of Homer and Alena Dyer. She married Russell Wilson in Denver, Colo., in 1960. He died on Jan. 5, 1988...
Frona Stelling (10/14/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Frona Stelling, 89, of Shalimar, Fla., formerly of Perryville, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004. She was born on Feb. 20, 1915, daughter of Carl and Meta Dubben Wiersig. She was married to Clarence Stelling. He died in 1981. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Shalimar and belonged to the Quilters' Guild. While living in Perryville she attended Immanuel Lutheran Church...
Bill Biler (10/14/04)
William Thompson "Bill" Biler, 69, of San Jacinto, Calif., died at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004. He was born on Nov. 4, 1934, in Lilbourn, Mo., son of Eugene and Luella Thompson Biler. He and Sarah Evelyn Mills were married on April 16, 1955...
James Grindstaff (10/14/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- James P. Grindstaff, 86, of Perryville, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 23, 1918, in Patton, Mo., son of H.M. and Rosa O. Reagan Grindstaff. He married Janice C. Coker on Jan 23, 1942. She preceded him in death on June 25, 1988...
Doris Owens (10/14/04)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Doris E. Owens, 71, of East Prairie, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 25, 1932, near East Prairie, daughter of Fayette and Christine Marshall. She married Bobby C. Owens in 1952. He preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 2002...
Cape/Jackson police reports 10/14/04 (10/14/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Wednesday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Bobby Keith Ayers II, 21, 123 N. Clark Ave., Apt. 5, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and careless and imprudent driving...
Cape fire report 10/14/04 (10/14/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Tuesday: At 7:02 p.m., citizen's assist in the 1400 block of Price Drive. At 8:01 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1300 block of North Sprigg Street. At 10:11 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of South Sprigg Street...
Out of the past 10/14/04 (10/14/04)
25 years ago: Oct. 14, 1979 Lt. Col. Alfred H. Marshall II accepts the command of the 135th Engineer Group of the Missouri National Guard in a ceremony held at Houck Field House; Marshal succeeds Col. Charles F. Blattner. Three new greenhouses are under construction at John F. Knaup Greenhouses on U.S. 61 west of Cape Girardeau; the buildings will be completed in early November...
Thimerosal debate (10/14/04)
Readers of this newspaper continue to raise good points about the pros and cons of vaccines with thimerosal additives. Thimerosal, which is 50 percent mercury by weight, has been used for decades as an additive in multi-dose vaccines to keep bacteria from growing. Some studies have linked the additive to an increase in autism during the early 1990s. Others say there is no such link...
Climate change (10/14/04)
As an on-air weather person I am sometimes asked what I think about global warming. My impression is that most people are pretty skeptical about the subject. Since few of the people that I talk with have degrees in atmospheric physics or paleoclimatology, I assume that their skepticism derives more from doubts as to whether humans could really affect something as apparently unchanging as climate...
Flu shot rations (10/14/04)
The Joplin Globe The flu shots that millions of Americans commonly have taken annually as precaution against certain strains of influenza will be rationed out this year to small children, older residents, people living with babies and individuals in high-risk groups. There simply won't be enough vaccine to go around now that Chiron Corp., a major producer, has been shut down by British regulators...
Jackson grad proud of schools (10/14/04)
To the editor: My wife often accuses me of living in the past. Perhaps it is because I have such great memories of my time as a student at Jackson High School. After graduation I left to go to college and to pursue my career as an educator. After retirement I returned to find the same excellent school district that had prepared me for my future. ...
Bush debate answer reveals flaw (10/14/04)
To the editor: The most telling moment in Friday's presidential debate came at the very end, when an audience member stood and asked the president to name three mistakes he's made while in office. Bush wouldn't or couldn't do it, however, I can certainly recall several mistakes the president has made...
Speak Out 10/14/04 (10/14/04)
Making problems IF ONLY religion would keep it's nose out of government then we would not have such a problem as we do today in the world. This country was not founded on religious principles. It was founded by our forefathers who wanted to steer away from religion in government. ...
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