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Stories from Sunday, March 12, 2006

The two sides of little Emily (03/12/06)
"It hurts! It hurts!" From the way Emily Peters screamed, bits of glass might have been grinding into her skin or flames licking at her limbs. Michele Peters pulled her car over to the side of road and turned to her daughter in the backseat. This time, the culprit was cracker crumbs...
Emerson, Talent rally GOP forces (03/12/06)
Two Missouri Republicans in Congress celebrated the collapse of the Dubai ports deal Saturday, saying it's a victory for national security. U.S. Sen. Jim Talent and U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson said lawmakers were right to oppose President Bush on the issue...
'04 revision brought Missouri's Sunshine Law into electronic age (03/12/06)
With Missouri's Sunshine Law in use for the over three decades, it has undergone numerous changes. Enacted in 1973, one year after the federal Freedom of Information Act, Missouri's law undergoes a major revamp every three to five years, according to Jean Maneke, a lawyer representing the Missouri Press Association...
Sensory integration dysfunction: An unseen, misunderstood disability (03/12/06)
Schizophrenia. Attention deficit disorder. Autism. Tourette's syndrome. There are any number of psychological and neurological disorders that could be confused with the symptoms of sensory integration dysfunction. Some call it the "misunderstood, misdiagnosed and unseen disability." In Southeast Missouri, all that adds up to little support for parents struggling with SID, from skeptical physicians to judgmental strangers in the grocery store...
Presentation on patriotism concludes student council convention (03/12/06)
A presentation on patriotism was part of the last day's activities for the Missouri Association of Student Councils' state convention at Central High School on Saturday. The students presentation included immigrant struggles, how public school teachers were a symbol of America's open arms, the importance of making the world a safe place for diversity, the tragedies of 9-11 and natural disasters and how the country healed through patriotism. ...
World briefs 3/12/06 (03/12/06)
Hamas: Legislators to be a minority in Cabinet; Indian police detain eight suspects in bombing; Two police kidnapped, beheaded in Afghanistan
Nation briefs 3/12/06 (03/12/06)
Ag Department checking possible case of mad cow; Tenn. house fire kills nine family members; Bush confident progress is being made in Iraq
Tornado touches down near St. Mary (03/12/06)
A large tornado flattened homes and injured people in northern Perry County Saturday night, the National Weather Service said. The tornado touched down near St. Mary about 9:40 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service reported. An hour later, people were still trapped in debris from destroyed mobile homes, the service said on its Web site...
Outage hits Cape Wal-Mart store (03/12/06)
Lightning struck a transformer, causing a power outage at the Cape Girardeau Wal-Mart store early Saturday morning, AmerenUE officials said. The lightning strike occurred about 6 a.m., damaging a transformer owned by Wal-Mart, utility officials said...
Students killed in accident were heading to medical school conference (03/12/06)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Five students from The University of Texas at Austin were killed on their way to a medical school conference when a tractor-trailer collided with their car on U.S. 412 in the Missouri Bootheel, authorities said. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 9 p.m. Thursday when the students attempted a U-turn in their Toyota Corolla in Dunklin County, about one mile north of the small town of Cardwell and 15 miles southwest of Kennett...
Civil War-era explosive detonated (03/12/06)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Law enforcement have detonated a Civil War-era bomb that a Missouri farmer unearthed. James Sharp had no idea what the 12-pound white object was when he found it 14 months ago. That changed earlier this month when the couple took their find to the American Indian artifact show in the nearby town of Agency...
High school soccer player could be deported (03/12/06)
OZARK, Mo. -- A soccer star from Southwest Missouri is jailed and awaiting possible deportation to Mexico. Tobias Zuniga, an 18-year-old student at Central High School, was found to be in the country illegally after he was pulled over Wednesday because the tinting on the vehicle's windows was too dark...
SIU's presidential search cost more than $161,000 (03/12/06)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Last year's search to find a new president for Southern Illinois University cost the school more than $161,000, trustees said. The five-month search, which ended with the selection of former congressman Glenn Poshard, was conducted by Atlanta-based search firm Baker-Parker, Inc...
All aboard! (03/12/06)
GALESBURG, Ill. -- Waiting is nothing new in this western Illinois city where more than 100 trains a day set off flashing lights at nearly 40 street-level crossings, throwing cars into idle and motorists' schedules out of whack. Now, residents also are waiting for trains to trigger an economic rebound from the devastating closure of two factories over the past two years, which eliminated nearly 2,000 of the region's highest-paying jobs...
Study: Lapses by port companies could allow terrorist attack (03/12/06)
WASHINGTON -- Lapses by private port operators, shipping lines or truck drivers could allow terrorists to smuggle weapons of mass destruction into the United States, according to a government review of security at American seaports. The $75 million, three-year study by the Homeland Security Department included inspections at a New Jersey cargo terminal involved in the dispute over a Dubai company's now abandoned bid to take over significant operations at six major U.S. ports...
Newspaper: CIA employees, workplaces found by searching Internet (03/12/06)
CHICAGO -- The identities of 2,600 CIA employees and the locations of two dozen of the agency's covert workplaces in the United States can be found easily through Internet searches, according to an investigation by the Chicago Tribune. The newspaper obtained the information from data providers who charge fees for access to public records and reported on its findings in Sunday editions. ...
SAT error highlights imperfections -- and raises questions (03/12/06)
For the last five years, Hamilton College in upstate New York has been one of a growing number of colleges not to require the SAT exam. The test causes too much anxiety, Hamilton concluded, and there's a risk of missing bright students who don't test well...
Going private (03/12/06)
FALL RIVER, Mass. -- Ed Lambert, Al Lima and Mike Miozza never thought of themselves as activists, just regular guys. Then an energy company announced plans to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in this small community on the Taunton River. The men -- the mayor, a city planner and an engineer -- had nightmare visions of gas igniting into a huge fireball on the river, and asked for government-held reports that studied the threat to the town if the plant or a tanker were attacked...
Scientists find evidence of water on Saturn moon (03/12/06)
LOS ANGELES -- A few interplanetary close-ups, and an icy, tiny, shiny moon of Saturn has gone from solar system wallflower to one of the most promising places to look for liquid water -- and maybe life -- beyond Earth. The orbiting Cassini spacecraft has found a frigid, massive Yellowstone on the moon Enceladus, with miles-high geysers spewing ice particles and water vapor. ...
Chicago's blind students required to pass driver's ed class (03/12/06)
CHICAGO -- Most high school students eagerly await the day they pass driver's education class. But 16-year-old Mayra Ramirez is indifferent about it. Ramirez is blind, yet she and dozens of other visually impaired sophomores in Chicago schools are required to pass a written rules-of-the-road exam in order to graduate -- a rule they say takes time away from subjects they might actually use...
Pakistan imposes kite flying ban (03/12/06)
LAHORE, Pakistan -- The death of a 4-year-old boy whose throat was slit by a low-flying kite string coated with glass has prompted authorities to forbid kite-flying in eastern Pakistan. Shayan Ahmad became the seventh kite-string victim in the nation's cultural capital, Lahore, in the past two weeks, prompting the Punjab provincial government to announce the ban late Thursday...
U.S. aid worker killed in Iraq was apparently tortured before death (03/12/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An American aid worker taken hostage with three other peace activists was apparently tortured before he was shot in the head and chest and his body dumped near a railroad line in Baghdad, Iraqi police said Saturday. Tom Fox, a 54-year-old member of Christian Peacemaker Teams from Clear Brook, Va., was the fifth American hostage killed in Iraq. There was no immediate word on his fellow captives, a Briton and two Canadians...
Milosevic, Saddam cases show need to streamline trials of ousted rulers (03/12/06)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Slobodan Milosevic's death and the chaotic prosecution of Saddam Hussein underscore the need to streamline trials of ousted rulers to prevent them from stalling the proceedings and rallying their followers. Milosevic, who was found dead in his cell Saturday, had been on trial before the U.N. court in The Hague since February 2002 on 66 counts of crimes, including genocide, allegedly committed during the Balkans wars of the previous decade...
Former Serbian leader Milosevic dies in U.N. cell (03/12/06)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Slobodan Milosevic was under pressure to wind up his defense in a few weeks and he often stayed up late preparing questions for witnesses. Doctors repeatedly warned of the risk from his chronic high blood pressure compounded by the stress...
Israeli vote centers on separation (03/12/06)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's March 28 election has all the makings of high drama: party splits, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's devastating stroke, Islamic militants ruling in the Palestinian territories. So why has the campaign been such a snoozer? Mostly it's because Israelis are flocking to Kadima, a new centrist party that wants separation from the Palestinians...
Michelle Bachelet sworn in as Chile's first woman president (03/12/06)
VALPARAISO, Chile -- Michelle Bachelet, a single mother who was tortured under Chile's military dictatorship, was sworn in as the country's president on Saturday and promptly fulfilled a key campaign promise by naming women to half her Cabinet posts...
Iran threatens to use oil as weapon (03/12/06)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran on Saturday explicitly warned for the first time that it could use oil as a weapon if the U.N. Security Council imposes sanctions over an Iranian nuclear program that the U.S. and others suspect is trying to produce atomic bombs...
Bobcats turn back Chadwick's late rally (03/12/06)
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- Despite going just six deep for much of the season, Delta girls coach Randy White considered his bench as one of the teams strengths. White's confidence in his bench was put to the test Saturday when the Bobcats faced defending state champion Chadwick in a Class 1 quarterfinal at the West Plains Civic Center...
ND places eighth, Central ninth at Marquette (03/12/06)
The Notre Dame girls swimming team finished eighth and Central placed ninth in the season-opening Marquette Relays on Saturday. The Bulldogs finished with 110 points, and Central followed at 100. Marquette topped the 11-team field with 284 points. Notre Dame's Brittany Menz earned a state cut in the 200-yard individual medley when she swam the first leg of the 600-yard medley in 2 minutes, 23.12 seconds...
With inside game, Advance moves into first final four since 1975 (03/12/06)
The Advance boys basketball team picked up 41 points from post players James Masters and Trenton Moses and earned its first berth to the state final four since 1975 with a 72-62 win over Crocker on Saturday in a Class 2 quarterfinal at Park Hills Central High School...
Verona puts up fight, but Bell City prevails (03/12/06)
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- A 15-0 run for the Bell City boys basketball team spanning the late first quarter and early second had the Cubs up 26-12 and looking like they would once again cruise their way into the state final four. But Bell City, which had won quarterfinal games the past two years by a combined 42 points, encountered an inspired Verona squad the rest of the way and a questionably officiated second half but still managed a 67-57 win Saturday in a Class 1 quarterfinal at the West Plains Civic Center.. ...
Southeast splits two with SDSU (03/12/06)
Southeast Missouri State played from behind for most of Saturday's doubleheader with South Dakota State at Capaha Field. The Redhawks were able to climb out of a first-game hole, but faltered late in the nightcap as they settled for a split in the seven-inning contests...
Smith sprints to 7th in nation (03/12/06)
FAYETEVILLE, Ark. -- Southeast Missouri State junior Miles Smith finished seventh Saturday night in a power-packed 400-meter field at the NCAA indoor track and field championships. Smith, who had secured All-American honors the day before by advancing to the finals, timed 46.44 seconds, which was a bit off the school-record mark of 46.28 he ran in the preliminaries...
Redhawks place fourth in Arizona (03/12/06)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Southeast Missouri State women's gymnastics team finished last in Friday night's power-packed University of Arizona Quad. Host Arizona, ranked 15th nationally, won with a score of 194.725. followed by No. 19 Denver (194.300), California State-Fullerton (193.000) and Southeast (190.500)...
Redhawks split two games in Spring Classic (03/12/06)
Southeast Missouri State softball coach Lana Richmond will have to wait at least one more day for her 700th victory with the program. Richmond entered the four-team, two-day Southeast Spring Classic with 698 wins, but the Redhawks lost their tournament opener Saturday, falling 3-2 to Lipscomb...
Fan Speak March12 (03/12/06)
My old Kentucky hoops A REQUEST of the sports department: There are a lot of Kentucky basketball fans throughout Southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Many of us subscribe to your paper, and you give no coverage at all to Kentucky basketball. KFVS is courteous enough to carry almost all of the games in prime time. We've been watching these Wildcats for 30 years on TV, and you can't give them any coverage?...
Area digest March12 (03/12/06)
Jackson softball meeting set for Tuesday The Jackson men's softball league will have a meeting 8 p.m. Tuesday at Stooges Restaurant in Jackson. The league has openings for new teams. The league plays a 25- to 30-game schedule and has no sponsor fees...
Swimming results March12 (03/12/06)
Kinder leads Gators in sectional competition Hannah Kinder had three top-10 finishes to pace members of the Gators Swim Team in the Central Sectional Region XIII swimming championships March 2 through 5 in Oklahoma City. Kinder, 16, had two top-four finishes along with a seventh-place finish and a 17th-place finish...
Back in pack of points race, Biffle and Stewart optimistic (03/12/06)
LAS VEGAS -- Nobody should be surprised if Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart turn today's UAW-DaimlerChrylser 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway into a rerun of the race two weeks ago at California Speedway. Biffle and Stewart were the class of the field at California, only to wind up in the back of the pack after late-race engine failures...
Edmonds contributes in win (03/12/06)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Jim Edmonds went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI in his first spring training game, and St. Louis beat Baltimore 5-0 on Saturday. "I actually wasn't trying to do too much," Edmonds said. "My first at-bat, I was just trying to see the ball and not try to pull off. The second time, I was just trying to play to the situation and hit a fly ball with Scott [Rolen] on third."...
Rams sign free agent safety Chavous (03/12/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams, seeking to strengthen a defense that ranked 30th in the NFL in 2005, signed free agent safety Corey Chavous to a five-year contract Saturday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Chavous is expected to make nearly $12 million in the first three years of the deal, earning $6 million to $7 million in base salary and a signing bonus in the first year...
Sorenstam leads in her LPGA debut for season (03/12/06)
Defending champion Annika Sorenstam maintained a share of the lead in the MasterCard Classic on Saturday in Huixquilucan, Mexico, shooting a 1-under 71 to match Paula Creamer and Mi Hyun Kim at 6 under. The 19-year-old Creamer had a 67 -- the best round of the day -- and Kim shot a 69...
Orange add another win (03/12/06)
Syracuse repeated as Big East Conference champions by beating No. 15 Pittsburgh 65-61 on Saturday night. It was the first time in their record four victories they didn't need late-game heroics from senior guard Gerry McNamara. It was sophomore Josh Wright who clinched the title win, making four free throws in the final 17 seconds...
NASCAR Vegas lineup March12 (03/12/06)
Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas; Lap length: 1.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 172.403. 2. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 172.068. 3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 171.597...
Selection Sunday drama doesn't take place on the court (03/12/06)
One of the days I look forward to most in the entire college basketball season -- it's definitely on my short list -- is here, and it doesn't even involve a game. I'm referring to Selection Sunday, when the 65-team NCAA tournament bracket is announced...
Hookah hoopla (03/12/06)
There's no mention of a hookah in the records of Lewis and Clark's journey across the west, but the combination somehow seems right to Sam Alsmadi. Alsmadi, originally from Damascas, Syria, recently opened the Lewis and Clark Cafe in downtown Cape Girardeau. Part of the cafe's services include hookahs -- a water pipe used to smoke special fruit-based tobaccos...
Yale historian compares Bible to U.S. Constitution (03/12/06)
The U.S. Constitution is "American Scripture" like unto the Bible, says Jaroslav Pelikan, retired history professor and former graduate dean at Yale University (and a Lutheran convert to Eastern Orthodoxy). In his stimulating "Interpreting the Bible and the Constitution" (Yale University Press), this specialist in Christian intellectual history compares the Old and New Testaments to America's founding charter. ...
Historian takes children back to the Blitz and Sept. 11, 1940 (03/12/06)
STATESBORO, Ga. -- The children had fashioned blackout curtains for the windows and were tearing newspaper strips to use as toilet paper when the air-raid sirens began howling. Women in green uniforms of the British Women's Voluntary Service hurried the elementary schoolers single-file into a makeshift bomb shelter. They sat on the floor listening to the sounds of thundering airplane engines and, finally, explosions...
Dresden landmark restored to its original glory (03/12/06)
By SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE For centuries, the German city of Dresden was one of Europe's architectural and artistic gems, its "Florence on the Elbe." The Frauenkirche, or Church of Our Lady, a masterpiece of Protestant Baroque design built in the early 18th century, became the city's most notable landmark. ...
Daria Werbowy sees the big picture when it comes to modeling (03/12/06)
NEW YORK -- It's nice to be wanted -- and even better to be missed. That's because you get to have a "comeback." Granted, model Daria Werbowy is only 22, but her "comeback" infused the catwalks with energy and sizzle during the most recent New York Fashion Week. She hit the big runways: Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler and Karl Lagerfeld, among them, often opening and closing the shows...
More homeowners, renters expected to cut the phone cord (03/12/06)
Adam Steen doesn't worry about being tethered to a phone cord at home. His phone has no cord. Steen is among the 20-somethings who don't want to be hogtied to a land line. Instead, Steen goes wireless all day, every day. He and his trusty cell phone are seemingly joined at the hip -- or belt holder -- and he sees land lines as little more than future museum pieces...
Donatella Versace showing her more complex side (03/12/06)
NEW YORK -- The V in Versace is for va-va-voom. That's what makes Versace the go-to label for the woman who wants to be the center of attention, the woman everyone looks at when she enters a room. A woman like Madonna, Demi Moore or Halle Berry, the most recent stars of Versace's ad campaigns...
Punishment due for abusing new car (03/12/06)
Dear Tom and Ray: Recently, I purchased a new Honda Accord coupe with a four-cylinder engine and manual transmission. This is the first nice car I've owned, and I baby it so it will last forever. In fact, in the first 8,000 miles, it has never seen 75 mph or gone over 4,000 rpm. ...
All hail Wilson, conqueror of snot monsters (03/12/06)
SHE SAID: My husband doesn't snuggle up to me at night. He snuggles up to Wilson. It's not what you think. It's worse. Wilson is what we named the roll of toilet paper Bob keeps at his side due to the most disgusting case of allergies I have ever seen (ever seen "Cast Away"? It's like that Wilson, except not a volleyball)...
Sandra Bullock to star in film about 'Peyton Place' author Metalious (03/12/06)
NEW YORK -- Sandra Bullock has agreed to star in a film about "Peyton Place" author Grace Metalious, whose million-selling novel scandalized the nation 50 years ago and eventually ruined the author's life. Bullock is co-producing with Carol Baum, whose previous films include "Fly Away Home" and the remake of "Father of the Bride." Naomi Foner, whose credits include "Running on Empty" and "Bee Season," is writing the screenplay...
Exploring a strange new world (03/12/06)
LOS ANGELES -- Capt. James Kirk's alter-ego, William Shatner, really did shake up the cosmos. The irreverent documentary "How William Shatner Changed the World" features the actor examining the ways "Star Trek" technology inspired real-life innovators, whose inventions include communicator-like flip phones and medical equipment reminiscent of the starship Enterprise's sick bay...
LaVeda Pitts (03/12/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- LaVeda Pitts, 88, of Anna died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born March 25, 1917, in Reynoldsville, Ill., daughter of Francis and Dora Katherine Stapleton Fritz. She and Frank Pitts were married July 13, 1946, at Anna, Ill. He died Aug. 20, 2000...
Virginia Spears (03/12/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Virginia Rose Spears, 67, of Advance died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at home. She was born Jan. 20, 1939, at Dudley, Mo., daughter of Thurman and Minnie Mossman O'Neal. She and James "Bud" Spears were married June 25, 1957, at Bloomfield, Mo. He died March 17, 2005...
Marvin Webb (03/12/06)
WARRENTON, Mo. -- Marvin Douglas Webb, 76, of Warrenton, formerly of Marble Hill, Mo., died Friday, March 10, 2006, at St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Charles, Mo. He was born May 26, 1929, in Hunter, Mo., son of Robert Andrew and Idea Hickem Webb. He and Nadine Elliott were married Sept. 25, 1958...
Births 3/12/06 (03/12/06)
Scheffer; Johnson; Crosier; Peters; Holshouser; Crouch; King; Adams; Steele; Deck; Swan; Ray; Wilder
Johnson-Biri (03/12/06)
Elizabeth Kathleen Johnson and Bradley Scott Biri exchanged vows Feb. 11, 2006, at Zion United Methodist Church in Gordonville. The Rev. Ann Mowery performed the ceremony. Pianist was Jamie Sepulvado. Parents of the bride are Stanley and Pamela Johnson of Gordonville. The groom is the son of Mike and Diane Biri of Jackson...
Kluesner-Ziegler (03/12/06)
ORAN, Mo. -- Christy Elizabeth Kluesner and Barry Duane Ziegler were married Aug. 27, 2005, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church. The Rev. John Harth performed the ceremony. Organist was Dana Lynch of Oran. Vocalists were Teresa Lieb of St. Louis and Chris Scherer of Oran...
Birk-Underwood (03/12/06)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Rhonda Elizabeth Birk and Michael Alan Underwood were married Feb. 18, 2006, on the beach in Negril, Jamaica. The Rev. Cephas Stern performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Gretchen Birk of Tamms. The groom is the son of Larry and Carolyn Underwood of Kansas City, Mo...
Ross-Davie (03/12/06)
Rhiannon Ross and Ryan Davie were married April 2, 2005, at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer performed the ceremony. Violinist was Casey Cook, cousin of the groom, and guitarist was Jon Schniepp, stepbrother of the bride. Soloists were Mark and Lana Cook, uncle and aunt of the groom, and Sarah Schniepp, stepsister of the groom...
Hodge-Morgan (03/12/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Richard and Carol Hodge of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Caroline Hodge, to Jason David Morgan. He is the son of Lisa Shaffer of Chaffee. Hodge is a 2001 graduate of Chaffee High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. She is a manager trainee with Hertz Corp. in Cape Girardeau...
Borgfield-Wilson (03/12/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Wendy L. Borgfield and William A. Wilson of Chaffee announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Laura Liley of Grassy, Mo., and the late Larry Borgfield. Wilson is the son of Jim and Judy Keller of Chaffee. Borgfield is a 1994 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at RM Coco in Cape Girardeau...
VanScyoc-Amos (03/12/06)
Keith and Deana VanScyoc of Farina, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelisha Diane VanScyoc, to Billy Jackson Amos. He is the son of LaDena Nelson of Cape Girardeau, and the late Billy Amos. An April 22 wedding is planned at the Southern Baptist Church in Farina...
East-Pierce (03/12/06)
Jarred and Thelma East of Cabool, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Dionne East, to Jay Michael Pierce. He is the son of Howard and Denise Pierce of Cape Girardeau. East is a 2001 graduate of Cabool High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in conservation and wildlife management from College of the Ozarks in 2005. She is a naturalist with Missouri Department of Conservation at Rockwood Reservation Nature Center in Wildwood, Mo...
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Out of the past 3/12/06 (03/12/06)
25 years ago: March 12, 1981 KENNETT, Mo. -- James Fulton, 28, died yesterday morning when the homemade airplane he was piloting -- a single-engine RV-3 -- plunged into a drive-in facility of the Bank of Kennett; although debris was scattered widely across U.S. 84, no other injuries were reported; Fulton, a former Air Force pilot, had taken off only seconds earlier from nearby Kennett Municipal Airport, where he worked...
Government sunshine (03/12/06)
Throughout the coming week newspapers across the country will be calling attention to open government during the nationwide observance of Sunshine Week. Many Missourians are familiar with the state law that assumes government will be open unless there is a compelling reason not to be. This law is familiarly known as the Sunshine Law...
Proffer had impact on SEMO, area (03/12/06)
To the editor: I'm proud of Marvin Proffer's 45 years of service to Southeast Missouri State University, our region and our state. Marvin's influence has touched all improvements at the university over these years. As House budget chair for 10 years, he was the leading procurer of money for the Show Me Center, Cottonwood Center, the conservation center in the North County Park, the four-lane highway between Cape Girardeau and Jackson, the many road improvements to Procter & Gamble, the Burfordville mill and Trail of Tears State Park, to name a few. ...
Let science help with definitions (03/12/06)
To the editor: Concerning the abortion controversy: People often use "murder" and "killing," which is a disservice to the discussion, in my opinion. Grisly pictures and descriptions of rare, surely necessary, late-term abortions, which anyone finds revolting, also do not promote understanding. ...
Speak Out 3/12/06 (03/12/06)
Vehicle safety; If it's catching ...; Self-destructing GOP; Heart-warming story; Overly concerned; Thanks for registration; Trash washed up
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