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Stories from Friday, December 3, 2004

MADD remembers those lost in drunk driving accidents (12/03/04)
Survivors of people who were killed by drunk drivers gathered at the Cape Girardeau Police Department Thursday night in an annual candlelight vigil sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving since 1992. "It brings us together in sadness and in friendship," said Sharee Galnore, coordinator for the city's Safe Communities Program. "We remember our loved ones and it give us an opportunity to be together."...
Fire destroys Gordonville store (12/03/04)
An early-morning fire destroyed Gordonville's only convenience store Thursday. At around 4:10 a.m., a passer-by saw flames shooting from the building at the corner of Highway 25 and Route Z. The man called 911 from his cell phone. Nine minutes later, Gordonville volunteer firefighters arrived at the scene. They found the building consumed by searing heat and light, but quickly knocked the fire back...
Nixon- Schools' closed meetings illegal (12/03/04)
Meetings of a task force formed last year to recommend budget cuts for the Cape Girardeau School District were subject to the state's Sunshine Law and therefore should have been open to the news media, an opinion by Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon states...
Duty calls- spending a night on the town with police (12/03/04)
At 10 p.m. on a recent Saturday night I was 10-41. In police parlance, I began a tour of duty -- 10-41 -- riding in a patrol car with Cape Girardeau police Cpl. Rick Price, who by that time already had put in three hours of his 12-hour shift. In the course of four hours I would get a firsthand glimpse of law enforcement...
New doses of flu shot gobbled up by public (12/03/04)
Once the word got out that the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center would have limited doses of flu vaccine available at 2 p.m. on Thursday, people began flocking to the center on Linden Street. However, by 1:30 p.m., all of the shots had been distributed. According to director Charlotte Craig, people began arriving at the health center at 12:10 p.m., so the center began giving the shots immediately to circumvent a potentially dangerous situation in the parking lot...
Man charged with animal abuse in Scott Co. (12/03/04)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd filed four misdemeanor animal abuse charges Thursday against Gregory H. McElroy, 39, of Benton in Division 5 of the Circuit Court of Scott County. Three of the charges relate to the deaths of a llama, a deer and a sheep, which were found Nov. 12 on McElroy's property. The fourth charge states that McElroy did not adequately provide care for a dog on his property...
County commission may move to merit-based pay raises (12/03/04)
The Cape Girardeau County commissioners and Sheriff John Jordan discussed implementing a lump-sum budgeting system in 2005 at Thursday's regularly scheduled commission meeting. The change would give officials more control to reward good work by employees. The county currently gives 3.5 percent across-the-board raises...
Lawmakers propose renaming highway near Kennett for former gove (12/03/04)
The bill would christen U.S. 412 as the Gov. John M. Dalton Memorial Highway. By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- During Gov. John M. Dalton's term, he signed into law legislation requiring cars to have seat belts, establishing the point system for driving violations and providing funds for the construction of a new Missouri State Highway Patrol headquarters...
Enterprising high school students teach business at local eleme (12/03/04)
The Jackson FBLA is teaching economics through the American Enterprise Project. By Callie Clark ~ Southeast Missourian It was her first lesson in accounting, but Sarah Mitchell knew what "in the red" meant without any hints. "It means you're in trouble," she said. Around her, fellow fifth-graders nodded their heads in agreement...
Lights go out at Westfield Shoppingtown (12/03/04)
Shoppers at Westfield Shoppingtown WestPark experienced a bit of a surprise Thursday evening when around 5 p.m. some electrical problems at the mall caused 20 stores to lose at least some of their electricity for about 35 to 45 minutes. Eight stores were closed down for the rest of the night...
Jackson recycle 12/3 (12/03/04)
** New temporary route to Jackson recycling center The recycling center road (Eastview Court) in Jackson will be closed today and Saturday, according to the Jackson Public Works Department. To get to the center on those days, turn off Main Street onto the gravel road by Co-Op Service center and follow the signs. The normal Eastview Court route will reopen Monday...
Cape residents invite public for holiday home tours Saturday (12/03/04)
A selection of homeowners in Cape Girardeau is once again opening their doors to the community for the annual holiday home tour, which raises money for Lutheran Family and Children's Services and the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. The event runs from 10 a.m. ...
Children want toys, books for learning (12/03/04)
** Toybox Parents working two jobs to make ends meet can't seem to find enough money to buy stuffed animals and new books for their children this Christmas. Brandi, 4, wants Care Bears and Dora the Explorer dolls. She also likes learning books and books that play music. ...
Freed death row inmate sues prosecution, police (12/03/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Former death row inmate Joseph Amrine filed a wrongful conviction suit Thursday against prosecutors and law enforcement employees, accusing them of framing him for the murder of a fellow prison inmate. ...
McCaskill achieves money record while losing to Blunt (12/03/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's most expensive gubernatorial race was won by the candidate who spent the least. Campaign finance reports released Thursday show Democrat Claire McCaskill broke the state's individual fund-raising record while easily outspending Republican Matt Blunt. But Blunt won the Nov. 2 election with 51 percent of the vote...
Blunt wants invitation lists from all legislators for inaugural (12/03/04)
Democrats have balked at the idea, complaining names and addresses could be compiled into a massive fund-raising list. By David A. Lieb ~ The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Elected officials wanting to invite guests to governor-elect Matt Blunt's inaugural party are being asked to pay $2.50 per invitation and supply him the guests' addresses and phone numbers...
Over 40 percent in U.S. use prescription drugs (12/03/04)
WASHINGTON -- Americans are cramming their medicine chests ever fuller in the struggle to lower cholesterol, treat depression, reduce inflammation and ease other illnesses. More than 40 percent of the population is taking at least one prescription drug and one person in every six takes three or more, the government said Thursday. Both figures are up about 5 percentage points in recent years...
Bush insists Iraqi elections must take place in January (12/03/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush rejected calls for a delay in next month's Iraqi elections, insisting Thursday that the vote was too important to put off even though violence and chaos still grip much of the country. "It's time for the Iraqi citizens to go to the polls," Bush said...
Federal dvisers call for further study of drug that restores wo (12/03/04)
WASHINGTON -- A hormone patch that works to restore a woman's sex drive should not win government approval until more studies are completed to determine the drug's risks, federal health advisers recommended Thursday. Several members of the Food and Drug Administration's advisory committee said they were not satisfied with the number of women studied so far, the length of the studies and the modest benefits of the drug...
Shopping mall security guards taught to spot suicide bombers (12/03/04)
The Associated Press MANCHESTER, Conn. -- In a shopping mall outside Hartford, past the Abercrombie & Fitch and the cell phone kiosks, tucked away by the Barnes & Noble, a conference room full of security guards is learning how to spot suicide bombers...
Authorities charge Arizona physician in stabbing death of fello (12/03/04)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Dr. Brian Stidham was still in his surgical scrubs when a pair of janitors found him stabbed to death in the parking lot outside his practice, his Lexus gone. Was it robbery? A carjacking? Nothing that ordinary, investigators say. Instead, they say, it was a hit set up by another doctor with whom Stidham was once in practice. The alleged motive: professional jealousy...
Bush picks new Homeland Security chief (12/03/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush has chosen former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik, who helped direct the emergency response to the Sept. 11 terrorist strikes against the Twin Towers, to lead the Homeland Security Department, charged with safeguarding Americans from future attack, administration officials said Thursday...
Governor cuts security staffing (12/03/04)
CHICAGO -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich ordered sweeping changes Thursday to his security detail, reducing its size, restricting out-of-state travel and requiring training from the U.S. Secret Service and a new code of conduct. The move comes after Blagojevich ordered a review of his security detail following an investigation by WLS-TV of Chicago that raised questions about the conduct of some of Blagojevich's bodyguards and the cost of taking them on out-of-state trips...
Two days of voting end in Mozambique (12/03/04)
MAPUTO, Mozambique -- Two days of elections that began with a flood of voters ended in a trickle Thursday, leaving officials baffled about the sudden apathy in a hard-fought race for a successor to the man who has led Mozambique for 18 years. Balloting that began with long lines Wednesday dwindled with the advent of the stifling afternoon heat. Heavy rain also affected voting in some areas...
U.S. ambassador appeals to Taliban to make peace (12/03/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The top U.S. official in Afghanistan called on the Taliban to give up their three-year insurgency, pledging Thursday that most who surrender will be left in peace if they acknowledge the authority of President-elect Hamid Karzai...
Trail gone cold (12/03/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- For a time, the U.S. military in Afghanistan was talking as if it would smoke Osama bin Laden out of a cave on the rocky Pakistan border within months, perhaps even ahead of the Nov. 2 presidential election. Now, American commanders say protecting the country's fragile new democracy, reviving its economy and keeping Taliban militants on the run are the priorities, though tracking the cold trail of bin Laden and other al-Qaida leaders remains the focus of intelligence efforts.. ...
Insurgent 'torture chamber' found in Fallujah (12/03/04)
FALLUJAH, Iraq -- Down a steep staircase littered with glass shards and rubble, U.S. Marines descended Thursday to a dark basement believed to have been one of Fallujah's torture chambers. They found bloodstains and a single bloody hand print on the wall -- evidence of the horrors once carried out in this former insurgent stronghold...
Suicide bombers train to attack Americans, Israelis (12/03/04)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Some 200 masked young men and women gathered at a Tehran cemetery Thursday to pledge their willingness to carry out suicide bomb attacks against Americans in Iraq and Israelis. The ceremony was organized by the Headquarters for Commemorating Martyrs of the Global Islamic Movement, a shadowy group that has since June been seeking volunteers for attacks in Iraq and Israel...
Thousands mark anniversary of worst industrial disaster (12/03/04)
BHOPAL, India -- Civil rights activists, survivors and other protesters converged on Bhopal this week to mark the 20th anniversary of the world's worst industrial accident and demand justice for hundreds of thousands of people still suffering in the aftermath...
Advance hammers tourney host Woodland (12/03/04)
Advance scored 55 points in the first half and posted a 74-42 victory against Woodland on Thursday night in the semifinal round of the Woodland Invitational tournament. Daryl Wade led the Hornets with 17 points. Advance will play Meadow Heights, a winner against Delta, in tonight's championship...
Dannenmueller nominated for All-American team (12/03/04)
The Scott City boys basketball season just began, but senior Mark Dannenmueller already is garnering recognition. Dannenmueller was recently nominated for the McDonald's All-American team, which is announced at the end of the season. A season ago, Dannenmueller averaged more than 22 points a game en route to an all-state selection...
Owners will vote today on Expos' proposed move (12/03/04)
WASHINGTON -- Baseball commissioner Bud Selig scheduled a conference call for today for owners to vote on the proposed move of the Montreal Expos to Washington. A notice to the major league teams went out late Wednesday. The vote is expected to be conditioned on the District of Columbia completing legislation to fund a new ballpark for the team...
Williams comeback not likely (12/03/04)
MIAMI -- This could be it for Ricky Williams. He just doesn't want to play football. The 2002 NFL rushing champion rejected a deal to serve a four-game drug suspension this season and return to the field next year. He'll stay retired instead, and his lawyer, David Cornwell, doesn't believe Williams will play again...
Giambi may face discipline (12/03/04)
NEW YORK -- Jason Giambi's reported testimony that he used steroids might jeopardize his $120 million contract with the New York Yankees and allow baseball commissioner Bud Selig to discipline him. Giambi said he injected himself with human growth hormone in 2003 and used steroids for at least three seasons, according to a grand jury transcript reviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle...
Faulk may be out for Sunday (12/03/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Marshall Faulk's recent struggles are due to a bruised left knee that will keep him out of Rams practices this week. He'll also likely miss Sunday's game against the 49ers after being downgraded from probable to questionable on Thursday...
Statham surpasses Smith's win total (12/03/04)
LEBANON, Ill. -- In the NCAA's record books, retired North Carolina coach Dean Smith still tops the list for career wins. Fans at tiny McKendree College are laying claim to the record after longtime coach Harry Statham posted his 880th win Wednesday night, all at the NAIA level but still one ahead of the Tar Heels legendary coach...
Howard gets chance to make impact on defensive front (12/03/04)
ST. LOUIS -- On a St. Louis Rams defensive line loaded with No. 1 picks, undersized and unheralded Brian Howard has found a way to fit in. Howard, an undrafted rookie out of Idaho, made his first career start on Monday at Green Bay. He also made the tackle on the second play of the game...
League, players agree to resume talks next week (12/03/04)
NEW YORK -- The NHL and the players association will resume talks next week in an effort to end the 78-day lockout and save the season. After nearly three months of silence on and off the ice, the sides agreed Thursday to meet in Toronto next Thursday. Talks might continue into a second day, NHL spokesman Frank Brown said...
Grizzlies name Fratello coach (12/03/04)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mike Fratello was hired as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, leaving the TV booth and replacing friend and mentor Hubie Brown, who retired last week for health reasons. Fratello, sometimes known as "Little Hubie" when he worked as an assistant for Brown, coached the Atlanta Hawks for eight seasons and the Cleveland Cavaliers for six before going into sports broadcasting...
NHL lockout glance Dec3 (12/03/04)
THE NHL LOCKOUT A look at the NHL lockout through Thursday: Total days of lockout: 78. Total days of season missed: 51. Games lost Thursday: 9. Total games missed: 334. Negotiations: The NHL and the players association haven't held a negotiating session since Sept. 9 -- one week before the lockout was imposed. On Thursday, the NHLPA invited the league to a meeting next week in Toronto and said it was working on a new proposal...
BCS' best hope to avoid controversy- Vols to beat Tigers (12/03/04)
ATLANTA -- The guys who run the BCS may want to learn the words to "Rocky Top" and rummage around in their closets for something orange. Tennessee is their best hope for a bailout. The Volunteers could save the beleaguered Bowl Championship Series from a major headache by upsetting No. 3 Auburn in the Southeastern Conference title game Saturday night...
Illini flying high again after win against Wake (12/03/04)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois' 91-73 thrashing of No. 1 Wake Forest before a nationwide television audience Wednesday night puts the college basketball world on notice. "We're pretty good," says guard Dee Brown, and a win over Arkansas Saturday might make the Illini No. 1 for the first time since January 1989. That also happens to be the year Illinois (5-0) last went to the Final Four...
South Division rules All-Big12 (12/03/04)
DALLAS -- Yes, that really is The Associated Press' All-Big 12 team, not just the all-South squad. It's understandable if anyone is thrown off by the list considering all six South schools are represented -- even Baylor -- and five of the six unanimous picks came from Oklahoma and Texas...
More of the same, please (12/03/04)
As the historical murals on Cape Girardeau's downtown floodwall near completion, the vibrant colors and decorative faux arches are having a double whammy on downtown visitors. First, of course, the new murals are grabbing well-deserved attention because of the way the artwork has been executed and because of the interesting, fun and sometimes puzzling (in a historical sort of way) content...
Taking the high road (12/03/04)
srobertson Highlander is Toyota's best-selling SUV It's going to take a while to test all of the Toyota SUVs -- there are five! From the king-size Sequoia, to the diminutive Rav4, and everything in between, including the Land Cruiser, 4Runner and Highlander, Toyota builds an SUV for every budget...
Everybody's a critic: 'Christmas with the Kranks' (12/03/04)
Stop the presses! The Kranks want to skip Christmas. After years of going all out with award-winning Christmas decorations, elaborate Christmas Eve parties, massive Christmas trees, hundreds of Christmas cards, plentiful Christmas feasts, generous Christmas donations and overwhelming Christmas gifts, they have had enough -- at least for this year...
Crowell review 12/3 (12/03/04)
HH (out of four) As I sat watching "Christmas With the Kranks," I found myself wondering when the movie was going to pick up the pace and get funny. This movie started slow and did not get much better. There was too little humor and the story line was a bit too exaggerated. If my parents acted like that, I would never want to come home for Christmas -- or any time, for that matter...
Appel review 12/3 (12/03/04)
H (out of four) "Christmas with the Kranks" is a prime example that the holiday season is about happiness but not without a pricetag. After Luther and Nora Krank (Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis) see their daughter Blaire (Julie Gonzalo) off to the Peace Corps, they decide to forgo Christmas traditions and go to the Caribbean...
Coming to theaters 12/3/4 (12/03/04)
** 'Blade: Trinity' Starring Wesley Snipes, Ryan Reynolds, Ashley Scott and Kris Kristofferson. A group of vampires travel to the desert to resurrect Dracula. When the vampires launch a campaign against their nemesis, Blade, and his mentor, Whistler, the heroes' only hope is to team of human vampire hunters. Rated R for strong pervasive violence and language, and some sexual content, running time 114 minutes. Starts Wednesday. (Cape West Cine)...
The writer's former secretary and daughter-in-law writes an int (12/03/04)
NEW YORK -- In the heavy, moist heat of the tropics, Valerie Dandby-Smith pecked relentlessly on a Royal typewriter, working from notes scribbled on cocktail napkins and scraps of paper. Her boss, a craggy Ernest Hemingway, was handing her rewritten chapters for what would become "A Moveable Feast."...
Creating creativity- Children's arts festival brings arts to th (12/03/04)
For December's opening reception on Sunday, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will be serving punch and cookies instead of the usual wine and hors d'oeuvres, but when your featured artists are elementary- and middle-school students, there must be some adjustments...
Artifacts 12/3/4 (12/03/04)
** Sculpture exhibit featured at Juden gallery The work of Southeast Missouri State University art professor Dr. Edwin L. Smith will be featured in the exhibit "35 Years of Sculpture" from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Juden Schoolhouse Gallery, 900 W. Cape Rock Drive. The exhibit will feature 75 of Smith's sculptures, which are made from either wood or fabricated metal...
Clairus Mullins (12/03/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Clairus Mullins, 88, of Anna died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in Carbondale, Ill. She was born Dec. 27, 1915, in Simpson, Ill., daughter of Charlie and Grace Menees Williams. She and Sidney Mullins were married Nov. 20, 1941. He died July 8, 1984...
Cleta Hines (12/03/04)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- Cleta Hines, 66, of Metropolis died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Jonesboro Healthcare Center in Jonesboro, Ill. She was born Oct. 3, 1938, in Cobden, Ill., daughter of Charles Edward and Leola Mae Davis Clubb Sr. She married Milton Lee Hines in Metropolis. He preceded her in death...
Maryann Dzur (12/03/04)
Maryann I. Dzur, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Ratliff Care Center. She was born Nov. 25, 1911, in Duluth, Minn., daughter of Oscar and Clara Wester Carlson. She and James Gustav Dzur were married in 1939 in Gardiner, Mont. He preceded her in death...
Bessie Phelps (12/03/04)
BURFORDVILLE -- Bessie Elizabeth Dudley Phelps, 76, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at her home. She was born Sept. 11, 1928, in Randles, Mo., daughter of Ned Edward and Hazel McComas Menz. She married Robert Joe Dudley March 21,1947. He died Dec. 15,1989. She married John Thomas Phelps Sr., March 8, 1996...
Patricia Fussell (12/03/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Patricia Ann Fussell, 49, of Bell, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at her home. She was born Jan. 12, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ollie and Maggie McBride Groves. She and David Fussell were married June 13, 1993. Fussell was a retired truck driver with Advance Express in Advance, Mo. She was a member of VFW Auxiliary in Chaffee. She was formerly of Chaffee...
Louise Godwin (12/03/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Louise Godwin, 83, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 3, 1921, at Neelyville, Mo., daughter of Clarence Walter and Lola Mae Lumpkins Elliott. She and Ray Godwin were married Jan. 14, 1939...
Lindell Anderson (12/03/04)
KARNAK, Ill. -- Lindell Anderson, 64, of Karnak died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. He was born June 20, 1940, in Hillerman, Ill., son of Paul and Lana Barnett Anderson. He married Shirley Ford. Anderson retired from the Coca-Cola plant in Paducah, where he was a service technician 27 years...
Murriel Bone (12/03/04)
Anna Murriel Bone, 89, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center North. She was born Sept. 29, 1915, at Millersville, daughter of Ora Odie and Myrtle Huff Stearns. She and Eldon K. Bone were married Jan. 9, 1938. He died Jan. 13, 1984...
Births 12/3/4 (12/03/04)
** DeSpain Son to Derek James and Barbi Deanne DeSpain of Millersville, Saint Francis Medical Center, 4:27 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2004. Name, Ethan James. Weight, 2 pounds 6 ounces. Mrs. DeSpain is the former Barbi Daniels, daughter of Gayla Baker of Chaffee, Mo., and Ronnie Daniels of Cedar Hill, Mo. DeSpain is the son of Stephanie and Barry Pender of Jackson, and the late James DeSpain...
Fire reports 12/3/4 (12/03/04)
** Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Wednesday: At 7:23 p.m., vehicle accident, canceled, at William Street and Kingshighway. At 7:58 p.m., carbon monoxide detector sounding at 1340 Platinum Court. At 11:30 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of Ranney Street...
Police reports 12/3/4 (12/03/04)
** Cape Girardeau The following items were released Thursday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Jared E. Zappia, 20, 6 Bogey Lane, Highland, Ill., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident...
Out of the past 12/3/04 (12/03/04)
** 25 years ago: Dec. 3, 1979 The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce in January may consider looking into the feasibility of a charter form of government for Cape Girardeau, says chamber executive vice president Robert B. Hendrix. Cape Girardeau County officials are anticipating a total budget request for the 1980 budget of nearly $3 million as the budget requests from the county's 34 departments and offices filter into the county court...
Funding for veterans (12/03/04)
The Walla Walla (Wash.) Union-Bulletin While the budget calls for a record $30.3 billion for veterans' health care, an increase of $1.9 billion from this year, it falls considerably short of the $3.1 billion increase the House Veterans Affairs Committee said in February was needed just to maintain the current level of benefits and services. .....
Downtown open house (12/03/04)
Cape Girardeau's downtown merchants will be giving a warm welcome to shoppers during the third annual Christmas Open House from 6 to 9 o'clock tonight. More than 20 merchants will be offering their wares. The event is sponsored by Old Town Cape and the Southeast Missourian...
Religious understanding (12/03/04)
The world has grown so much smaller with the speed of international travel and global communications. But while we have become more intimate with the rest of the world, America's understanding of foreign cultures, especially other religions, is often vague...
Plenty of oil, but at a high price (12/03/04)
To the editor: The good news is we're not running out of oil. We're only running out of easy oil that costs OPEC countries maybe $3 a barrel to produce. According to Forbes magazine, the Department of Energy estimates there is enough hard-to-reach oil and natural gas to meet our growing demands for another 170 years. But it's going to cost a fortune to produce. The fact that the oil titans are already investing billions to reach it presumably means we can expect high pump prices indefinitely...
Requirements for school days (12/03/04)
To the editor: I am a parent of a student in the Cape Girardeau School District and try to be informed about attendance requirements. It is my understanding that public schools in Missouri are currently required to be in attendance for 174 days and a minimum of 1,044 hours (522 hours for pupils in kindergarten) to meet state requirements and receive state funding. ...
Speak Out 12/3/4 (12/03/04)
** Heart-wrenching stories I REALLY enjoyed reading Bob Miller's stories about the family from Leopold with the birth of their children. I think you should do more of that. The stories were really heart-wrenching. ** Price and quality When I can buy American products that compare in price and quality to foreign products, I do. ...
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