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Stories from Friday, April 1, 2005

Longtime theater standout nears end of run at Southeast (04/01/05)
After being a star of the stage at Southeast Missouri State University for the last five years senior Tim Nicolai is preparing for the bittersweet inevitability of his last performance on the Rose Theatre stage when the curtain falls on the musical "Guys and Dolls" April 10...
Informational meeting on quails set for Saturday (04/01/05)
The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold an informational meeting Saturday at 9 a.m. at Millersville Elementary School, located on Route B just outside Millersville. Conservation officials will give an overview on management of quail populations and discuss habitat-building initiatives on public and private lands. A question and answer session with the public will follow along with a tour of the Maintz Wildlife Preserve near Millersville...
Cape floodwall murals receive final sponsorships (04/01/05)
The final unsponsored floodwall murals have found benefactors just days after an article published in Saturday's Southeast Missourian about the need for sponsors. The Native American panel sponsorship was sold to Ann and Raymond A. Ritter Jr. in honor of John Wescoat, the Hernando DeSoto vignette sponsorship was sold to Cliff and Mary Rudesill, the Mike Fink vignette sponsorship has been sold to the Cape Evening Optimist Club, the Educational Blue-tones vignette sponsorship went to John and Judith Ann Holcomb and the Mississippi River Tales end panel sponsorship was sold to Ken Story for Stacy Story. ...
Flood plain map revision to affect some insurance costs (04/01/05)
They conferred quietly with Cape Girardeau city staff and looked over color-coded flood-flood plain maps to see if they no longer would have to pay federal flood insurance. Most property owners who attended the open-house-style meeting Thursday night at the Osage Community Centre departed happy after being assured they would no longer be saddled with paying costly flood insurance and should receive refunds...
Perryville voters can change police chief position (04/01/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Voters in Perryville will decide Tuesday if they want the position of police chief to be appointed rather than elected. Presently police chief Keith Tarrillion is one of fewer than 35 Missouri police chiefs who face election every four years...
County may take old federal building (04/01/05)
The U.S. government may donate the federal building on Broadway to the Cape Girardeau County government, allowing county offices to relocate from the Common Pleas Courthouse and courthouse annex in a move that could boost security for the county's judicial offices, officials said Thursday...
Emerson helps deliver post office to Millersville (04/01/05)
Neither rain nor snow nor the agonizing crawl of government bureaucracy will keep Millersville residents from getting their post office back. U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's office announced Thursday that residents in this small Cape Girardeau County community will have their post office up and running again within two weeks...
Many feel media played too large role in Schiavo debate (04/01/05)
Terri Schiavo had no way of expressing herself. Her brain was damaged. Her life, in what doctors called a vegetative state, was supported by a feeding tube. She was as powerless as a newborn baby. Yet in the last two weeks this woman, described by doctors as being in a vegetative state, sparked a national conversation about life and death...
Head of children's home is arrested in scam (04/01/05)
The director of the Shepherd's Cove children's home near Gordonville was arrested Thursday in what police are describing as a $10,000 raffle scam in which he promised that the winning ticket holders would get a new car. Instead, authorities say no car was awarded, no raffle proceeds went to the children's home and the Rev. David Butler spent the money himself...
Illini find some spare time (04/01/05)
ST. LOUIS -- About a half-hour outside St. Louis, the Illinois team bus swung off the road and pulled into a bowling alley. For about an hour, the coaches and players indulged in one of their favorite pastimes, bowling a few games, eating pizza and chilling out -- the same thing they do many weekends back in Champaign. Then, after signing some autographs, it was back on the bus...
World briefs 4/1/05 (04/01/05)
Nine killed in U.S. military plane crash in Albania; Ethiopia orders expulsion of U.S. election workers; Prince Albert takes over as ruler of Monaco; Rwanda rebel group denounces 1994 genocide; U.S. soldiers accused of smuggling cocaine
Koch leads SMS to WNIT title (04/01/05)
Kari Koch had 23 points, Jenni Lingor added 20 and Southwest Missouri State rode a barrage of 3-pointers to the Women's NIT championship with a 78-70 victory Thursday night over West Virginia in Springfield, Mo. Southwest Missouri (25-8) from the Missouri Valley Conference used 11 3-pointers to down West Virginia (21-13) from the Big East and set an NCAA season record of 305 from beyond the arc...
Redhawks are ready to spring into action (04/01/05)
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tim Billings regards this year's spring practice period as more important than those he has conducted the past few seasons. That's because the Redhawks are coming off a 3-8 campaign, including a 3-5 Ohio Valley Conference record that resulted in a sixth-place tie among nine teams...
Blunt recommends job cuts at Medicaid review agency (04/01/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Although Gov. Matt Blunt has repeatedly said Missouri must do a substantially better job of rooting out waste, fraud and abuse in Medicaid, he has recommended cutting the budget for the agency responsible for carrying out that task...
Living will software sales surge with Schiavo case (04/01/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sales of computer software to create living wills are surging amid the high-profile debate over Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged Florida woman who died Thursday. "We've never seen sales like this," said Clark Miller, a spokesman for Nolo.com Inc., the creator of Quicken WillMaker Plus 2005. "The living will has simply become a part of American consciousness in a way it hadn't been before."...
Jetton- Trip paid by lobbyists not for government business (04/01/05)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lobbyists helped cover lodging and meals for nine Republican House members who vacationed at a tourist spot in Arkansas during their week off. The House Communications Office provided information on the lawmakers, who included several members of the House leadership, and eight lobbyists. Communications director Todd Abrajano said some lawmakers covered their own costs, but he could not say who, or detail exactly what the total cost was...
Girls on the run (04/01/05)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kate Alexander takes care each morning in picking out just the right outfit to wear that day. She spends extra time straightening her shoulder-length blonde hair. Then she's ready for school. Kate is only 8 years old. Concerned that her third-grader is too engrossed with TV and magazine images, Jeanne Alexander sought an after-school program that could teach Kate to accept herself and have a healthy body image...
Business briefs 04/01/05 (04/01/05)
Farmers limit soybean planting, increase cotton; J.C. Penney stocks rise on sale rumor; Flight attendents reject Continental deal; U.S. incomes rise during February; spending is up; Qwest calls in higher bid after MCI accepts offer ; World Bank approves Wolfowitz as new head
Pro-abstinence site draws protests (04/01/05)
WASHINGTON -- How should you talk to your children about sex? Tell them no sex, says a new government Web site that proclaims "abstinence is the healthiest choice." That's dictating values, say organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union and gay rights groups, and they want the site taken down...
Surge in oil prices brings stocks down (04/01/05)
NEW YORK -- Stocks sagged Thursday, ending a lackluster quarter in negative range as investors weighed rising U.S. incomes and consumer spending against lofty oil prices, which rose following an investment bank's suggestion that energy was in the early stages of a bull market...
Commission finds nation's spies still missing information (04/01/05)
WASHINGTON -- The 3 1/2 years since the Sept. 11 attacks have seen the creation of a new Homeland Security Department, a major reorganization of spy agencies and countless condemnations of the way things were done. Yet a $10 million presidential commission says the nation's spies are still missing the mark...
Faith-based juvenile program begins (04/01/05)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The nation's first federally funded faith-based mentor program for juvenile offenders is getting started in Florida, Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings announced Thursday. Participation is limited and requires the consent of the youth and his or her parents. Children and volunteer mentors of any faith may sign up, but the administration is Christian-based...
Life-and-death battle ends for Terri Schiavo (04/01/05)
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- She died cradled by her husband, a beloved stuffed tabby under her arm, a bouquet of lilies and roses at her bedside -- after her brother was expelled from her room. In death as in life, no peace surrounded Terri Schiavo. Fifteen years, one month and six days after her heart first stopped, this brain-damaged wife and daughter died in her hospice bed. ...
Rates on 30-year mortgages climb (04/01/05)
WASHINGTON -- Rates on 30-year mortgages climbed this week to their highest point in eight months, hovering just above the 6 percent mark. In its weekly nationwide survey, mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported Thursday that rates on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages averaged 6.04 percent, up from 6.01 percent last week...
Nation briefs 4/1/05 (04/01/05)
CDC: Students' tobacco use no longer declining ; Fortune cookie yields Powerball winners; Massachusetts House approves stem cell bill; Former security adviser plans guilty plea; Governor of Maine signs gay rights bill
Palestinian officials retreat from crackdown (04/01/05)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian officials Thursday backed away from a pledge to crack down on gunmen who shot up Mahmoud Abbas' office building, underlining the difficulties authorities face in restoring order in the chaotic West Bank. The Palestinian leader was in the building but unhurt in the gunfire late Wednesday. ...
Oil-for-food investigation leaders say U.S., others not fully cooperating (04/01/05)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United States and other U.N. member states have refused to fully cooperate with investigators looking into corruption in the oil-for-food program in Iraq, blocking access to information about politically sensitive actions of Security Council nations, say leaders of the probe...
High court grants partial recognition to conversions to Judaism (04/01/05)
The AssociatedPress JERUSALEM -- Israel's Supreme Court agreed Thursday to recognize non-Orthodox conversions to Judaism that are at least partly performed in Israel, giving a limited victory to the Reform and Conservative Jewish movements, which had been marginalized by the religious establishment here...
Peaceful election process still angers Zimbabwe opposition (04/01/05)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- On the surface, the process looked fair: Zimbabweans lined up peacefully and cast ballots Thursday in a parliamentary election President Robert Mugabe wants to vindicate his nearly 25-year rule. But opposition leaders and independent groups said the poll was stacked in Mugabe's favor. Intimidation was rife, the electoral roll was in shambles and large numbers were unable to cast ballots, they said...
UN sends Sudan war crimes suspects to court (04/01/05)
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Thursday to prosecute Sudanese war crimes suspects before the International Criminal Court, after the United States reversed policy and agreed not to veto the document. The United States, which abstained with three other countries, won significant concessions, including ironclad guarantees it sought that Americans working in Sudan would not be handed over to either the ICC or any other nation's courts if they commit crimes in Sudan.. ...
Suicide car bomber kills five in attack on Shiite pilgrims (04/01/05)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A suicide car bomber blew himself up Thursday near an Islamic shrine, killing five Iraqis in the latest attack on Shiite Muslim pilgrims marking a major religious holiday. The blast in Tuz Khormato, 55 miles south of Kirkuk, killed three civilians, including a child, and two soldiers helping guard the shrine, police reported. Sixteen people were wounded, hospital officials said...
Rescuers abandon search for quake victims in main city (04/01/05)
A U.N. official said teams would concentrate their work in other areas. By Chris Brummitt ~ The AssociatedPress GUNUNG SITOLI, Indonesia -- International rescuers abandoned their search today for survivors in the main city of the Indonesian island that bore the brunt of a powerful earthquake four days ago...
Pope develops high fever in latest health setback (04/01/05)
VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II was responding to treatment with antibiotics and his condition appeared to have stabilized after he suddenly developed a high fever brought on by a urinary tract infection, Vatican radio reported early today. The latest health crisis for the 84-year-old pope came one day after he began receiving nutrition through a feeding tube...
High school sports briefs 4/1/05 (04/01/05)
The Chaffee baseball bounced back from a 27-0 no-hit loss suffered Wednesday by picking up its first win of the season -- a 14-12 home victory Thursday against previously unbeaten Poplar Bluff. Poplar Bluff (3-1) scored five times in the top of the first, but Chaffee (1-4) roared back with 11 runs in the bottom of the frame...
All girls Southeast Missourian team (04/01/05)
First team KELLY ESSNER, 5-8, SR., KELLY Essner led the Hawks to 24 wins and a district title in her senior season. A four-year starter, Essner averaged 20 points a game to lead Kelly in scoring. Lauren Lueders, 5-8, jr., Saxony Lutheran Playing for Saxony's boys basketball team, she is considered a Division I recruit. Lueders top performance was a 22-point outing in a first-round district tournament win against Marquand...
Heeb to coach his alma mater (04/01/05)
After leading Bell City to two state titles, Heeb will take over the Scott County Central program. David Heeb is heading back to his alma mater. After winning two Class 1 state championships in five years at Bell City, Heeb on Wednesday signed a contract to become the boys basketball coach at Scott County Central, beginning in the 2005-06 school year...
Properly named (04/01/05)
Years from now, when Kelly High School senior Kelly Essner looks back on her high school basketball career, she probably will not remember how many points she scored in her final game against Doniphan or how she did in the state quarterfinal game her sophomore season...
Redbirds defeat Orioles 5-1 (04/01/05)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Chris Carpenter rounded into opening day form with five solid innings Thursday night, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Baltimore Orioles 5-1. Carpenter gave up an unearned run and three hits in five innings in his last appearance before starting St. Louis' opener Tuesday at Houston. He lowered his ERA to 3.38...
Turkey hunting class for youths (04/01/05)
The Missouri Department of Conservation's Hunting Skills University program will give local children an opportunity to learn about turkeys on Saturday. The clinic at AppleCreek Range begins at 5:30 a.m. with participants getting a chance to listen to live turkey gobbling. That will be followed by interactive hunting scenarios and setups. After lunch, students can pattern their shotguns and learn to call turkeys...
Sports briefs 4/1/05 (04/01/05)
Basketball...
Pie suppers and cakewalks (04/01/05)
I hadn't thought about a pie supper or a cakewalk in a long time. But for the one-room buildings where I learned to read and write -- and, unfortunately, never quite mastered fractions -- fund raisers were essential to the financial survival of country schools...
Germans have different oil needs than Americans (04/01/05)
Dear Tom and Ray: Here is an odd thing: My brother, who lives in Germany, was shocked when I told him that here in the United States we change oil in a car about every 3,000 miles or three months. He told me that is crazy, crazy, crazy. In Germany, he says, NO ONE changes oil more than once a year, if even that. ...
Made in the USA (04/01/05)
srobertson A popular Japanese family sedan is made in America Here's a puzzle: What's made in America, has been called a "Japanese Buick," and routinely outsells all other mid-size American and imported sedans? It's the Toyota Camry, built in Georgetown, Ky., and available in four different flavors -- the Standard, the LE, the sport-tuned SE and the luxurious XLE, with prices ranging from $18,195 to over $30,000 for a well-optioned XLE...
Everybody's a critic: 'Guess Who' (04/01/05)
"Guess Who" is the new comedy starring Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac. I give this movie three stars for exceptional performances from all of the actors/actresses and the all-around atmosphere the movie creates, allowing viewers to become immersed into the storyline and connect with the characters...
At the theaters 4/1/05 (04/01/05)
New at the theaters 'BEAUTY SHOP' Starring Queen Latifah, Alicia Silverstone, Andie MacDowell, Alfre Woodard and Mena Suvari. Gina Norris works at a salon in Atlanta, but her boss is just too much. Taking a big chance, Gina buys a run-down salon and opens up a shop of her own, along with her shampoo girl and a team of sassy hairstylists. Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and brief drug references, running time 105 minutes. (Town Plaza Cinema)...
Aging artfully (04/01/05)
Cape Girardeau artist Sue Burton Cole doesn't like age-based stereotypes. "People expect people of a certain age to be a certain way," said the 82-year-old Cole. "I don't think, act or paint like an elderly person. Someone once told me, 'You look like an elderly person but you paint like a teenager.'"...
California dreaming comes true for band (04/01/05)
A local band is readying itself for a trip to California to record its first full-length record after landing a recording contract with indie label Jetspeed Records Inc. The four-piece alternative group, Flip Top Boxx, has members hailing from Perryville and Cape Girardeau County, but calls Cape Girardeau its home base. The band has played at venues like Metal Fest, Chaos and Our House and has built a strong local following...
Illinois state fair seeks entertainment talent (04/01/05)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois state fair is looking for musical and other performing artists to perform for free at this year's fair. Selected artists will be able to showcase their talents on one of the numerous free outdoor stages offered this year throughout the fairgrounds. ...
Juanita Preston (04/01/05)
E. Juanita Preston, 91, of Arnold, Mo., died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Woodland Manor Nursing Center in Arnold. She was born July 19, 1913, at Morehouse, Mo., daughter of James and Minnie Lancaster Moore. She and Rodney Truex Preston were married Nov. 27, 1935, at Portageville, Mo. He died Oct. 10, 1977...
Herbert Winn Jr. (04/01/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Herbert H. Winn Jr., 81, of Anna died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 8, 1923, in Cobden, Ill., son of Herbert N. and Mayme Lee Hess Winn. He and Anna Mae Cassel were married April 28, 1945, in Jonesboro, Ill...
Ivalene Rhyne (04/01/05)
CROSSTOWN, Mo. -- Ivalene J. Rhyne, 79, of Crosstown died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at her home. She was born June 13, 1925, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of Valle M. and Mary T. Farrar. She and Vernon E. Rhyne were married June 7, 1952. Rhyne was a member of St. James Catholic Church...
Leola Mezo (04/01/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leola "Lucy" Mezo, 82, of Highland, Ill., formerly of Perryville, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, in Highland. She was born June 21, 1922, in Jefferson County, Ill., daughter of Marion R. and Nora E. Stockton Taylor. She and Lloyd R. Mezo were married March 20, 1939. He died March 12, 1988...
Emma McMillion (04/01/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Emma Mae McMillion, 96, of Anna died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at the Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County in Murphysboro, Ill. She was born Dec. 25, 1908, in Louisville, Ill., daughter of Frank and Lottie Fender Roach. She and Clyde Raymond McMillion were married March 29, 1924, in Anna. He died Sept. 1, 1967...
Marques DuBose (04/01/05)
Marques L. DuBose, 43, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 28, 2005, at Doctors Hospital West in Columbus, Ohio. He was born Aug. 3, 1961, in Youngstown, Ohio, son of William and Barbara Scott DuBose Sr. He and Kim A. Pledger were married Oct. 28, 1993...
Julia Schmaeng (04/01/05)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Julia M. Schmaeng, 94, of Mound City died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, Mo. Barkett Funeral Home in Mound City is in charge of arrangements.
Hobert Lambert Jr. (04/01/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Hobert William Lambert Jr., 81, of Cairo, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at his home in Cairo. Friends may call Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in Cairo. The funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home chapel...
George Wallis (04/01/05)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- George Thomas Wallis Jr., 83, of Poplar Bluff, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at his home in Poplar Bluff. He was born on July 19, 1921, at Keener Springs, Mo., son of the late George and Bertha Mae Gunn Wallis. He and Emma Reed were married Aug. 24, 1941, in St. Louis, and she survives of the home...
Milford Hinkle (04/01/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Milford Leon Hinkle, 77, of Advance died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 22, 1928, near Advance, son of Otto and Lola Borders Hinkle. He and Fern Livingston were married March 19, 1950. She died May 12, 1988...
Mildred Foeste (04/01/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mildred Winifred Foeste, 83, of Chaffee died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 23, 1921, in Granite Falls, Wash., daughter of Arthur W. and Fida Marie Wood Howarth. She and James A. "Buck" Foeste were married Nov. 29, 1947. He died Jan. 10, 1992...
Carolyn Linhart (04/01/05)
Carolyn Linhart, 58, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marie Collins (04/01/05)
Marie E. Collins, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Nov. 29, 1942, in Cleburne County, Ark., daughter of Walter and Edith Eva Foust Gage. She and Jerry L. Collins were married Aug. 20, 1966, at First General Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
William Holland (04/01/05)
William M. "Pappy" Holland, 83, of Cape Girardeau passed away Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born May 11, 1921, at Swinton, Mo., son of Henry Marion and Matta Mae Dellinger Holland. He and Maggie Ruth Masterson were married March 22, 1952, in Piggott, Ark...
Albert Blattel (04/01/05)
Albert Windel Blattel, 79, of Scott City died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 8, 1925, in Ancell, Mo., son of Leo S. and Anna C. Schoen Blattel. Albert graduated from Fornfelt High School in 1943, and received a business administration degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1949. He was an accountant with Bucher and Associates in Sikeston, Mo., many years...
Fire reports 4/1/05 (04/01/05)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: * At 4:14 p.m., an illegal burn at the 200 block of South Spanish Street. * At 4:57 p.m., a gas leak at 300 Siemers Drive. * At 5:17 p.m., emergency medical service at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park...
Police reports 4/1/05 (04/01/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Thursday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI * Gilbert S. Parker Jr., 23, of 460 Estate Drive No. 105, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Arrests...
Police reports 4/1/05 (04/01/05)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released Wednesday by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests * Clayton L. Griffith, 20, 17 S. Ellis, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon. * Ashley R. Locklear, 19, 2802 Independence, Apt. 11, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for possession of marijuana...
Out of the past 4/1/05 (04/01/05)
25 years ago: April 1, 1980 Donald R. Strohmeyer wins a seat on the Cape Girardeau City Council, while incumbent Robert K. Herbst finishes second in municipal balloting, good enough to give the councilman a second three-year term; Loretta Schneider placed third and Curt S. Smith fourth...
Medicaid facts: Key societal issues must be addressed (04/01/05)
The state of Missouri Medicaid: Over the past decade, Missouri's Medicaid program has become a national model for its efforts to reduce the uninsured in our state through targeted Medicaid expansions funded through an innovative state-federal partnership. Only 14 states have a higher percentage of their population insured....
Less litter, more beauty (04/01/05)
There's no better time, it seems, to launch an attack on litter that the warm, sunny days of spring. With winter's cold and gloom behind us, and with spring flowers, shrubs and trees showing off for us everywhere we look, the litter that was so much a part of winter's landscape now sticks out like a sore thumb...
Nebraska halts private accounts (04/01/05)
To the editor: Critics of privatization have often pointed to Chile and Great Britain, where privatization has been tried and failed. One may argue that this is America and those examples don't apply here. For those of you who follow this line of reasoning, here is a down -home example of privatization: Nebraska...
Senators vote for open borders (04/01/05)
To the editor: Could our U.S. senators, Kit Bond and Jim Talent, be receiving guidance from an agenda to gradually do away with our national borders and allow unlimited immigration? If not, why did they vote for these very things? How can America as we know it exist without borders? How can we remain secure and in control of our country if Congress does away with our borders? Why is Congress following the anti-American agenda being promoted by the World Trade Organization to removed our borders using so-called free trade as a cover? Why do the United Nations and WTO want to eliminate America's borders and American sovereignty?. ...
Time to move on to positive things (04/01/05)
To the editor: What is the deal with the Southeast Missourian on the Ward 3 candidates in Cape Girardeau? Every article about Ward 3 always mentions the felony crimes of the two candidates. I'm quite sure these two candidates would like to put their mistakes in the past and move on to more positive things for the city. Nobody is perfect except God. Are all the other candidates so perfect that they don't have any skeletons in their closets?...
Litter war needs government help (04/01/05)
To the editor: I'm not going to get on a soapbox, but even before this controversy hit the paper, I began to pick up litter on the street where I live. I would encourage others to do the same thing. When we were in Europe, we were impressed with the cleanliness. We were told that there was a very stiff fine for littering, and we would see individuals picking up litter...
Speak Out 4/1/05 (04/01/05)
Smoking issues; Drug-free zone; School rewards; Expect good behavior; Take time to bloom; Ready to move on; Great effort
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