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Stories from Sunday, January 23, 2005

Girls feel power of Scouting with own strength (01/23/05)
The Girl Scouts who assembled for indoor rock climbing at Southeast Missouri State University's recreation center Saturday found strength in numbers, and at least one got a boost up the 30-foot wall from the thought of lunch. "I sometimes get scared when I'm getting toward the top of the wall, but I wouldn't even think of coming down," said Cayleigh Bolton of Cape Girardeau. "My friends cheer me on saying 'pizza, pizza' because that's what's next when we finish here."...
Jackson, Cape join on plans for roads (01/23/05)
Cape Girardeau and Jackson city councils will consider endorsing three proposed state highway projects when they hold a joint meeting Monday night. Cape Girardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson and Jackson Mayor Paul Sander said the councils hope to convince the Missouri Department of Transportation to widen Interstate 55 from Scott City to Fruitland, improve U.S. 61 from Fruitland to Jackson and Highway 25 from Jackson to Dutchtown...
A place to restore lost treasures (01/23/05)
Any weekday morning you'll find Felix pouring coffee, Kolleen in the kitchen, Laura puzzling over her math worksheets and a smirking James cracking jokes. Yep, it's a family. But not like you think. This is a family -- about 100 members strong -- related through their severe mental illness and drawn together by the need to belong...
Counseling center plans to construct $700,000 addition (01/23/05)
A new $700,000 two-story facility at the Community Counseling Center in Cape Girardeau would create more space for a severely space-cramped staff and provide an improved home for psychosocial services that treats people with chronic mental illness. An update will be given this week when the center's board of governors meets. Executive director John Hudak said that if all goes according to plan, ground could be broken later this spring and the building could be completed by December...
With new name, Southeast men find way to win (01/23/05)
For a change, Southeast Missouri State University made all the key plays down the stretch. And, for a change, one of Southeast's Ohio Valley Conference games wasn't decided in the last few seconds. The freshly anointed Redhawks bounced back from two straight overtime losses to beat Austin Peay 65-52 Saturday in front of an announced crowd of 6,607 at the Show Me Center. It was by far Southeast's biggest turnout of the season...
Southeast women beat Austin Peay, post fourth straight win (01/23/05)
As impressive as Southeast Missouri State University's women were in their last outing, they just might have topped themselves Saturday night. Playing in front of several thousand fans who remained in the Show Me Center following the Redhawks mascot introduction and the men's game, Southeast blitzed Austin Peay 84-52...
Rowdy, results a hit with crowd (01/23/05)
And the verdict is -- Rowdy the Redhawk. Southeast Missouri State University unveiled its new costumed mascot at the Show Me Center on Saturday just minutes before the school's men's basketball team played an Ohio Valley Conference game against Austin Peay...
Cape's 'library historian' retiring soon (01/23/05)
The ocean breeze of Florida, the adventure of a cruise and the glitzy lights of Las Vegas are all awaiting Phyllis "P.J." Jackson. The Cape Girardeau Public Library administrative assistant won't find them in the pages of a book but in the trips she will embark upon as soon as she retires Feb. 4...
World briefs 1/23/05 (01/23/05)
Iran's hard-liners: Women can't run for president; Palestinian militant group is ready for cease-fire; Yushchenko sworn in as Ukraine's president today
Redhawks top Centenary (01/23/05)
As Rowdy the Redhawk was being introduced at the Show Me Center on Saturday, the Southeast Missouri State University gymnastics team was on its way to the first official Redhawks win over at Houck Field House. Southeast defeated Centenary College 190.45 to 189.05 in its home opener...
Legendary jackalope may take official place in Wyoming history (01/23/05)
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The meadowlark, bison and horned toad are all official symbols of Wyoming. The jackalope, most elusive of the state's critters, may soon join the list. The Wyoming House voted 45-12 Wednesday to declare the part-antelope, part-jackrabbit as the state's official mythical creature. The legislation now goes to the state Senate...
Nerds find strength in numbers with after-school program (01/23/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- With his Warhammer 40,000 rule book nearby, Robert Jones and his Tau soldiers severely weakened Josh Atchley's Space Marines squadron with just one roll of the dice. Luckily for Josh, he was able to join forces with the Tyranids and exact some revenge during their tabletop, battle-style role-playing game...
State digest 01/23/05 (01/23/05)
Four wounded in shooting at KC pancake house; State Democratic Party re-elects chairman; Florida man pleads guilty in illegal Lipitor ring; Levee near St. Louis needs urgent repairs; Trial set for man accused of killing sports editor
President's father says inaugural address didn't signal foreign policy change (01/23/05)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's inaugural address, with its emphasis on spreading democracy and eliminating tyranny throughout the world, was not meant to signal a new direction in U.S. foreign policy nor to portray America as arrogant, his father said Saturday...
Militant logistics coordinator may be link in 9-11, Madrid attacks (01/23/05)
WASHINGTON -- International counterterrorism authorities are looking for a Moroccan fugitive who may have attended a pivotal meeting with the Sept. 11 plotters and is believed to have played a logistical role in the train bombings last year in Madrid, Spain...
Man trying to rob store is locked in (01/23/05)
MILWAUKEE -- Sometimes saying please just doesn't work. A man trying to rob Marine Land Pets got locked inside the pet store because of some fast action on the part of two clerks. The sisters, Wendy and Crystal York, triggered alarms that notified police and locked the store's front door...
Northeast slows as blizzard blows in (01/23/05)
NEW YORK -- Hundreds of airline flights were canceled Saturday and fleets of road plows were warmed up as a paralyzing snowstorm barreled out of the Midwest and spread across the Northeast with a potential for up to 20 inches of snow driven by 50 mph wind...
Burger King turns to 'Apprentice' contestants for new entree (01/23/05)
MIAMI -- Giving product placement a new twist, Burger King got its latest recipe from the mogul wannabes on "The Apprentice." The burger debuted in 7,800 restaurants nationwide Friday came straight out of Thursday night's episode of Donald Trump's reality TV show...
Roe v. Wade decision recalled on anniversary (01/23/05)
Activists on both sides of the abortion issue marched in demonstrations across the country Saturday to mark the 32nd anniversary of the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal. The anniversary came amid speculation that retirements on the Supreme Court could alter its makeup and its long-standing defense of the Roe v. ...
Bureaucratic battle over those missing after tsunami (01/23/05)
VAILANKANNI, India -- Six members of Melvin Antony's family were washed away when killer waves struck this town, though only one body was found. After weeks of hoping against hope, Anthony has come to accept that all are dead. But he has yet to convince India's bureaucrats...
Government assures Iraqis that it's security can protect voters (01/23/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The Iraqi government pledged Saturday it would do everything in its power to protect voters from insurgent attacks during this month's national elections, as militants announced they'd killed 15 captive Iraqi National Guardsmen for cooperating with the Americans...
Rumors of al-Zarqawi capture persist (01/23/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's interior minister on Saturday refused to comment on rumors that the top terror leader in the country had been taken into custody. "I wouldn't like to comment for the time being," Interior Minister Falah al-Naqib said when asked about rumors that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had been arrested. "Let's see. Maybe in the next few days we will make a comment about it."...
Dominican authorities postpone opening of Columbus' grave (01/23/05)
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Authorities said Saturday that more discussions are needed before a Spanish research team can examine a tomb purportedly holding Christopher Columbus' remains, setting back efforts to determine if claims that he is buried in Spain are true...
Iraq's hours-long gas lines fuel rage, overshadow elections (01/23/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Taxi driver Raed Ali sleeps in his cab in streets that crackle with gunfire after dark, risking robbery or death to get a good spot at daybreak in one of the gasoline lines that wind through Baghdad's muddy alleys and gridlocked thoroughfares...
Jackson captures SEMO title (01/23/05)
The Jackson wrestling program picked up its 15th SEMO Conference Tournament title with a dominating performance Saturday at North County. The Indians had wrestlers in the finals of 11 of 14 possible weight classes, with seven individual champions. Josh Schumacher (125), Ben McMillian (130), Sean Gant (135), Cody Rouse (152), Kamden Rampley (189), Andy Glass (215) and Dustin Fluegge (heavyweight)all picked up conference titles...
Niemczyk, Nenninger earn all-state honors (01/23/05)
Two local athletes earned second-team honors on the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association all-state team, which was announced Jan. 14. Bell City's Katie Niemczyk, the Southeast Missourian's player of the year after leading her team to a Class 1 district title, and Leopold's Amber Nenninger both were named to the second team in Class 1...
Jackson survives in defensive battle (01/23/05)
In the final game of the Notre Dame Shootout on Saturday, the Jackson and Eureka girls' basketball teams brought blanks on offense and turned the game into a defensive struggle. The Indians survived the contest 38-31 despite shooting only 14 of 48 from the floor and committing 17 turnovers due to Eureka's constant pressure. Helping the Indians come from behind was their own splendid defensive performance, which forced Eureka into 16 turnovers and 13 of 44 shooting...
Notre Dame tops Tilghman at Superman Classic (01/23/05)
The Notre Dame boys basketball team finished 1-2 at the Superman Classic in Metropolis, Ill., following a 58-48 win over Paducah, Ky., Tilghman in the seventh-place game on Saturday. Alex Ressel led the Bulldogs (9-10) with 18 points, Jeremy Brinkmeyer added 14, and Mark Unterreiner scored 11...
FanSpeak 1/23/05 (01/23/05)
You call this a sports town?; Smells like school spirit; Where was box score?; We want a winner; Where's the recognition?
New-age QBs square off in final hurdle to Super Bowl (01/23/05)
PHILADELPHIA -- They are quarterbacks for a new age, transcending racial stereotypes and tossing aside the accepted notions of how the job should be done once the ball is snapped. Donovan McNabb never viewed the pocket as some protective cocoon, to be defended at all costs. The Philadelphia Eagles' star demonstrated that a 20-yard run sure beats a 10-yard sack. Imagine that...
Kansas suffers first loss (01/23/05)
PHILADELPHIA -- Undefeated Kansas never stood a chance once Allen Ray, Curtis Sumpter and the rest of the spirited Villanova Wildcats got rolling. Sumpter sank five 3-pointers and scored 25 points, Ray made four 3s and scored 27 and Villanova led by as many as 32 points in a stunning 83-62 victory over No. 2 Kansas on Saturday...
Woods catches Lehman on fog-shortened day (01/23/05)
SAN DIEGO -- More fog delays allowed the leaders to play no more than five holes Saturday in the Buick Invitational. Tiger Woods didn't even need that long to make up a three-shot deficit on Tom Lehman. Woods birdied his first two holes, one of them by holing out from the bunker on No. 11, and was tied with Lehman at 14 under par when darkness fell on Torrey Pines...
Illinois prepares for celebration of a century (01/23/05)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Former coach Lou Henson is expected to be among more than 350 former players, coaches, managers, aides and others returning to campus next weekend to celebrate the 100th season of basketball at the University of Illinois. That's about half of those who were invited, says Rod Cardinal, the celebration's coordinator...
Brady awed by Big Ben (01/23/05)
PITTSBURGH -- When Tom Brady started the AFC championship game here three years ago, he was a second-year quarterback who had barely gotten on the field as a rookie. So he knows what Ben Roethlisberger faces when the Pittsburgh Steelers play the New England Patriots in Sunday's conference title game...
Kleiza hits career high in Tigers victory (01/23/05)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Linas Kleiza stopped shooting 3-pointers and started driving, helping Missouri end a three-game losing streak. Kleiza gave the Tigers an inside presence that has been lacking, getting a career-high 31 points and 10 rebounds in an 80-70 victory over Nebraska on Saturday. He had totaled 24 points the last two games in an offense that was overly dependent on the long-range shot...
For bass, February marks start of spring (01/23/05)
In our part of the country, February marks the beginning of spring for bass and bass anglers. From now through about the middle of February, your best bet is still classic, deep-water, winter bass fishing with jigs, tubes, jerkbaits and spoons. But as the month progresses, bass will begin to move to shallower water and into the creeks and coves. ...
Sauger can keep anglers busy in winter (01/23/05)
Many people see winter as a time to stay inside and keep warm. Most of the hunting seasons are ending, and hunters are hanging up their guns and bows. Some fishermen dream about the opening day of trout season at Montauk or when spring crappie fishing at there favorite lake. They should be thinking about picking up their fishing poles and heading out to Mississippi River...
Swaddling evergreens should be unnecessary (01/23/05)
Why would anyone plant an evergreen and then swaddle it in burlap for the winter? Sure, the burlap protects the plant. But the nice thing about evergreens is that they are "ever green," winter as well as summer, spring, and fall. If fear of winter cold is what drives you to swaddle your evergreens, instead plant species or varieties known to laugh off cold. ...
Wonders of the world (01/23/05)
EL CALAFATE, Argentina -- For our 6-year-old, it's the whales -- a mother and baby greeting us by raising their tails side by side out of the chilly South Atlantic. Our 4-year-old votes for the penguins -- thousands of them, teeter-tottering between their nests and the sea to answer the cries of their fuzzy twin newborns...
Bahrain trip offered magestic culture for Cape native (01/23/05)
Kim Reagan Baker not only adjusted to a new job when she joined her husband at his job site but she adapted to a new culture as well. Reagan Baker, who is a native of Cape Girardeau, returned to the states after nearly three years in Bahrain, an island country in the Middle East. While there, she worked as a nurse for the U.S. Embassy...
TV's jitters FCC decisions make Hollywood TV execs nervous (01/23/05)
LOS ANGELES -- There's no more potent symbol for Hollywood TV executives these days than Peter Griffin's pixilated buttocks. That was the image on Fox a few weeks back. The network's executives ordered a 5-year-old "Family Guy" scene blurred because it was nervous about what the Federal Communications Commission might think of Griffin's naked rear end -- a CARTOON character's naked rear -- on television...
Mary Whitaker (01/23/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary L. Whitaker, 74, of Perryville died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 21, 1930, at El Paso, Texas, daughter of Marshall F. and Emma Irene Shelton Boone. She and Billy J. Whitaker were married Nov. 22, 1947. He died July 30, 2003...
William Full (01/23/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- William Andrew "Bill" Full, 89, of Macon, Ga., formerly of Anna and Cairo, Ill., died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Portsbridge Hospice in Macon. He was born Oct. 18, 1915, at America, Ill., son of Arthur Bascom and Henrietta Shumaker Full. He and LaWanda Tally were married May 14, 1938...
Lenora Wilson (01/23/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Lenora Wilson, 81, of Cairo died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo.
Ronald Hamlett (01/23/05)
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Ronald Roy Hamlett, 54, of Carson City, formerly of Patton, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at Carson Tahoe Hospital in Nevada. He was born June 3, 1950, at Mesa, Ariz., son of Armond and Cecelia Cox Hamlett. He and Cyrethia Taul were married...
Wilma Church (01/23/05)
Wilma Fay Church, 101, of Jackson died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born March 6, 1903, at Fruitland, daughter of Robert and Anna Schweer Noland. She was married to Robert Church, who died in August 1972. She worked for International Shoe Factory in Cape Girardeau and was a member of Maple United Methodist Church...
Paul Miles (01/23/05)
Paul C. Miles, 92, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. He was born June 20, 1912, the only child of A.E. and Odille Borey Miles, having lived in Cape Girardeau his entire life. He and Dorothy Laws were married Aug. 29, 1943, at Farmington, Mo., and she survives...
Clara Binger (01/23/05)
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Clara S. Binger, 101, of Port Charlotte fell asleep in Jesus Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005. She was born Sept. 28, 1903, in Carlyle, Ill., daughter of the Rev. John and Mary Herzog Schoenleber. She was the loving wife of the late Harry C. Binger, who died in 1963...
Milton Ziegler (01/23/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Milton K. "Bud" Ziegler, 83, of Perryville died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at the Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Festus, Mo. He was born Sept. 27, 1921, at Ste. Genevieve, Mo., son of Louis J. and Leona Hoffman Ziegler. Ziegler was a farmer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Sharon Loughary (01/23/05)
Sharon Lois Loughary, 32, of Jackson died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born March 12, 1972, at Chaffee, Mo., daughter of Frankie and Ruby Hughes Yount. She and Alan Loughary were married June 30, 1991. Survivors include her husband; her mother, Ruby Yount of Marble Hill, Mo.; two brothers, Bill Yount and Carl Yount, both of Marble Hill...
Andrew Halter (01/23/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Andrew L. Halter, 85, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
John Johnson (01/23/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- John Kenneth Johnson, 56, of Amarillo, Texas, and formerly of Chaffee, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005. He and Patricia McBride were married June 6, 1970, in Memphis, Tenn. Johnson was born and raised in Chaffee. He moved to Amarillo in 1987. He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for 37 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Lubbock Scottish Rite, York Rite and Khiva Temple...
John Langston (01/23/05)
NORTHVILLE, Mich. -- John David Langston, 59, of Northville, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died, Friday, Jan. 21, 2005. He was born Nov. 2, 1945. Survivors include his wife, Linda; and two sons, Hunter Langston and Brandon Langston, all of Northville...
Harriett Eckelmann (01/23/05)
Harriett J. Eckelmann, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Aug. 6, 1922, at Mattoon, Ill., daughter of Harry E. and Essie M. Mertz Reed. She and Melvin "Bob" Ecklemann were married March 8, 1945, at St. Louis. He died Jan. 28, 1973...
Norman Cauble (01/23/05)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Norman "Lee" Cauble, 72, of Marion, Ill., formerly of Tamms, died at 5:05 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. He was born Sept. 11, 1932, at Elco, Ill., the son of Norman F. and Florence Baldwin Cauble. He was married on Nov. 4, 1950, to Shirley Hunter...
Kramer-Choate (01/23/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Brianne Kay Kramer and Lucas Paul Choate were married Sept. 18, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo. Scott Watson performed the ceremony. Organist was Blye Moore of Springfield. The bride is the daughter of Susan Kramer of Springfield. The groom is the son of Rick and Tenea Choate of Benton...
Finley-Vandeven (01/23/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jennifer Marriah Finley and Jeremy Bernard Vandeven were married June 5, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Chaffee. The Rev. Cliff Day performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Dan and Judy Finley and Alvin and Betty Vandeven, all of Chaffee...
Black-Sexton (01/23/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Thomas and Kimberly Romano and Michael Black, all of Benton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Ann Black, to Terry Dwayne Sexton Jr. He is the son of Terry and Meg Sexton of Troy, Mo., and Lisa Sexton of Scott City. Black is a 2002 graduate of Kelly High School at Benton, and a 2004 graduate of Metro Business College in Cape Girardeau. She is a phlebotomist at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Baron-Alberson (01/23/05)
George and Carolyn Baron of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Baron, to Shawn Alberson. He is the son of Larry and Teresa Wright of Sikeston, Mo., and Tom Alberson of Frankford, Mo. Baron is a 1985 graduate of Patricia Stevens College in St. Louis. She is a certified orthodontic assistant for Dr. Shanon Kirchhoff...
Bolen- Huckstep (01/23/05)
Steve and Laurie Bolen of Friedheim and Carol Dias of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Dawn Bolen, to Dustin Huckstep, both of Scott City. He is the son of Joe and Marsha Huckstep of Scott City. Bolen is a 2001 graduate of Scott City High School, and a 2004 graduate of Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. She is a licensed practical nurse at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Eshelman-Nelson (01/23/05)
David and Stephanie Eshelman of St. Louis County announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Elise Eshelman, to Dustin Boe Nelson. He is the son of Larry and Terry Nelson of Cape Girardeau. Eshelman is a 2000 graduate of Lutheran High School in St. Louis. She received a bachelor of science degree in recreation therapy from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. She is a home therapist in Memphis, Tenn., working with autistic children...
Fuemmeler-Kuntze (01/23/05)
Stephen and Emily Fuemmeler of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Fuemmeler, to Jeremy Carter Kuntze. He is the son of Darrell and Karen Kuntze of Jackson. Fuemmeler is a 1995 graduate of Central High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University. She is an early childhood special education teacher at Scott County Central Elementary...
Cracraft-Ressel (01/23/05)
Kevin and Rita Cracraft of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Jane Cracraft, to Anthony Mark Ressel. He is the son of Mark and Jane Ressel of Kelso, Mo. Cracraft expects to receive a degree in early childhood education from Southeast Missouri State University in December. She is employed at Famous-Barr...
Venneman-Mungle (01/23/05)
PATTON, Mo. -- Joseph and Kathy Venneman of Patton announce the engagement of their daughter, Hilary Jo Venneman, to Tyler Jerome Mungle. He is the son of Tracy and Tina Mungle of Sedgewickville, Mo. Venneman is a 2002 graduate of Meadow Heights High School, and is a junior at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in social studies education. She is employed at Kent Library...
Finger-Hann (01/23/05)
Rebecca Elizabeth Finger and Joseph Michl Hann of Cape Girardeau announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Michael Finger of McClure, Ill., and the late Janice Finger. He is the son of Joseph Hann and Jayne Shoptaw of Cape Girardeau. Finger is pursuing a degree in accounting at Southeast Missouri State University. She is corporate accounts manager at Pyramid Group in Cape Girardeau...
Fire reports 1/23/05 (01/23/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following items on Friday: * At 5:36 p.m., fire alarm at 4680 Nash Road. * At 8:41 p.m., emergency medical service at the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue. * At 11:45 p.m., emergency medical service at 1105 Linden Street...
Police reports 1/23/05 (01/23/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Saturday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs * Jacob Charles Narup, 20, of 1799 Big Valley, Union, Mo., was issued a summons for driving while intoxicated and failure to drive on the right half of the road...
Out of the past 1/23/05 (01/23/05)
25 years ago: Jan. 23, 1980 A disagreement over which school district portions of the sprawling Procter & Gamble Paper Products Co. plant are located in could lead to litigation involving the Nell Holcomb and Jackson school districts; the boards of education of both school districts met at Jackson Monday night with their attorneys to discuss the matter, but no settlement was reached...
Revamp workers' comp (01/23/05)
When an employee of a business is injured on the job, the worker is entitled to a workers' compensation claim. Worker's comp programs are administered by states as a form of insurance. Expenses of on-the-job injuries are paid from a pool of money that is funded by workers' comp contributions from employers...
Yoder's struggles led to freedom (01/23/05)
To the editor: Psychiatric and legal critic Thomas Szasz reminds us that the Rodney Yoder case is not so much about the fighter but the fight: the struggle against psychiatry's intrusion in the legal system. During Rodney's 12-year imprisonment in the Chester Mental Health Center, some agencies and individuals, including myself, sent complaints to restrict contact. A one-page letter or a fax did the trick. This "trick standard" violated Rodney's rights...
A salute to school board members (01/23/05)
To the editor: The Jackson School Board members are dedicated citizens who carry out the truest form of representative government through volunteer public service. The week of Jan. 23-29 has been declared School Board Recognition Week by the Missouri School Boards Association. It is a time for students, parents, faculty, staff and community members to salute these unpaid volunteers who serve public education on behalf of the community...
Contact info for new VNA program (01/23/05)
To the editor: Bob Miller's article "Making new friends in old age" was a wonderful introduction of the Visiting Nurse Association Senior Companion Program, which will be brought to Cape Girardeau thanks to the funding of the Cape Girardeau Senior Tax Board. I'd also like to thank the Community Caring Council's Aging Issue Task Force, which is responsible for the initial identification of a need for the services of the VNA Senior Companion Program...
Bush's legacy- Draft and debt (01/23/05)
To the editor: President Bush was asked Monday night during a CBS interview what he thought his legacy might be. After some thought, he said that it might read, "George W. Bush spread freedom at home and abroad." I didn't know I wasn't free when he took office. As for spreading it abroad ... ...
Speak Out 1/23/05 (01/23/05)
King's issues; Schedule for tourists; Special lane; Elderly income; Like real life; No warning; Thanks for the ride; Better paint or reflectors; Washing the new away; Wash them first; Circular reasoning; Biblical science; Comment on welfare; Other dangerous theories; Wrong kind of send-off; Need cell-phone law; All of God's Word
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