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Stories from Thursday, March 23, 2006

Editor gets wish with downtown golf tournament (03/23/06)
Historians will say that the first permanent golf course in North America was Canada's Royal Montreal Golf Club founded in 1873. But here in Cape Girardeau, archivists may have unearthed some shocking new evidence of a local course which significantly pre-dates that one...
Cape County officials test election equipment (03/23/06)
For two and a half hours Wednesday, Cape Girardeau County election officials fed ballots into portable vote counting machines. But the automatic tally produced no winners or losers. It was only a test for the April 4 election. County Clerk Rodney Miller and elections supervisor Patty Schlosser tested the machines under the scrutiny of two election judges as required by law...
Poison Control Week began in Cape (03/23/06)
Poison Control Week may now be a nationally recognized event, but it started humbly enough nearly 50 years ago with a Cape Girardeau pharmacist and his mission. After hearing of a doctor who was unsure how to treat a child that had unintentionally swallowed poison, local pharmacist Homer George decided something must be done, said his son, Harry K. George ...
Working class (03/23/06)
Burdened with an after-school job that has become largely a full-time one, Jackson High School student Chelsea Bennett finds it hard to keep up in class. The job is a typical one for a teenager. She works at Taco Bell, has since her 17th birthday in December. Since then, she has worked almost daily, going in around 4 p.m. and not getting off until 11...
Missouri finds more than 4,000 child-labor law violations (03/23/06)
Missouri's labor department found more than 4,000 child-labor violations by employers in the past fiscal year. The majority of violations of state law involved businesses that allowed children under 16 years of age to work too many hours or too early or too late at night, or without a work certificate, said Tammy Cavender, a spokeswoman for the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations...
Race for Scott Co. presiding commissioner now contested (03/23/06)
BENTON, Mo. -- With less than one week left before filing ends for Scott County's primary election a Sikeston man has stepped forward to challenge Jamie Burger for presiding commissioner. Glen Pinkerton, a 60-year-old business owner, filed for the seat on Monday...
Judge orders partial restitution to Cape Girardeau doctor (03/23/06)
A circuit judge determined that the former office manager of a Cape Girardeau doctor stole more than $47,800 from her employer, but ordered the likely restitution for half that amount. In determining the restitution Melissa James should pay to her former employer, Dr. Paul Clarke, Circuit Judge Benjamin Lewis said in a Wednesday ruling that he could not order James to pay back more than she is able...
Community briefs 3/23/06 (03/23/06)
Cape Girardeau VFW events open to public The Cape Girardeau VFW has announced several upcoming events. For more information, call 334-2552. Women's History Month reception scheduled A celebration honoring "Women's History Month" and the outstanding achievements of women will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ...
Jackson Heritage Association greets incoming officers, awards supporters (03/23/06)
The Jackson Heritage Association's 29th annual banquet was held at Bent Creek recently. The 2006 directors and officers were sworn in by the Rev. Grant Gillard. They are president Kyle Mabuce, vice president Kevin Schearf, treasurer Cheryl Mabuce, secretary Bonnie Macke, Mike Hess, Steve Green, Pat Fosse, Vicki Lane, Mary Ann Burgess, Phyllis Seabaugh, Justin Gibbs, Alberta Dougan and Cathi Stoverink...
Jackson's Friends of the Library announce 'buck a bag' book sale (03/23/06)
Avid readers will look forward to the Jackson Friends of the Library upcoming "buck a bag" book sale, available only from 11 a.m to close at 1 p.m. May 6. The sale will start at 9 a.m. Saturday but is also held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 5. The Friends are a not-for-profit group of volunteers that promotes the public library and its programs, equipment, video, book and furniture needs that the library can't afford to purchase...
S.O.S. Marine Corps League breakfast (03/23/06)
The Marine Corps League Cpl. Mason O. Yarbrough Detachment No. 1081 will hold a breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the VFW Hall in Cape Girardeau.
Salvation Army serves Meals with Friends (03/23/06)
The Salvation Army will be serving Meals with Friends with serving time is 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, March 27 to 31 at 701 Good Hope. Daily dessert is cake or pie...
Heifer International visit underscores global need (03/23/06)
A recent presentation at Cape Girardeau's First Presbyterian Church brought outreach and mission chairpeople, Heifer International coordinators and interested individuals from Chaffee, Gordonville and Cape Girardeau together for a workshop led by Midwest regional director David L. Boothby...
Democratic committee fined $104,000 (03/23/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A political committee dedicated to helping Democrats win seats in the Missouri House must pay a $104,000 state fine for financial misconduct during the 2002 elections. The fine, one of the largest ever levied by the Missouri Ethics Commission, stems from an admission by the House Democratic Campaign Committee that it mixed its money with another committee, came under the control of a candidate for office and failed to properly report donations and spending in support of candidates.. ...
Poisoned wife out of hospital (03/23/06)
BONNE TERRE, Mo. -- An alleged poisoning plot by an eastern Missouri woman who wanted to steal her neighbor's husband could have started months ago, according the man whose wife is recovering from a potentially lethal dose of sodium nitrite. Angie Hausler, 30, was allegedly poisoned over the weekend by a neighbor who baby-sat for her in Bonne Terre...
Clinton's quiet visit raises eyebrows (03/23/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An unannounced fund-raising luncheon in Kansas City for Sen. Hillary Clinton has drawn the criticism not only of Republicans, but of some Democrats. She also had a fund-raiser in St. Louis on Monday that was unannounced. Clinton, a Democrat from New York and potential presidential candidate, spent 90 minutes Monday at the home of Kansas City lawyer Herb Kohn, an adviser to Mayor Kay Barnes. ...
FDA advisers reject strongest warnings on drugs for attention-deficit drugs (03/23/06)
WASHINGTON -- Federal health advisers said Wednesday that Ritalin and other drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder should not carry strong "black-box" warnings about potential cardiovascular and psychiatric risks. Rather, the Food and Drug Administration pediatric advisory committee recommended that the drug labels include warning language written so people can understand it. ...
Second antidepressant often works if first prescription fails (03/23/06)
People who don't get well on their first antidepressant often succeed when they try another one, according to the largest study ever done of treatments for America's top mental health problem. Up to one-third of those who added or changed medicines recovered. When viewed with earlier results, the new findings mean roughly half the people who suffer from serious, long-term depression can get over it -- not just improve their symptoms -- with adequate medication...
Supreme Court limits police searches without warrants in fractured ruling (03/23/06)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police cannot search a home when one resident invites them in but another tells them to go away, provoking a strong objection from the new chief justice about the possible impact on battered women...
True Value ready to fight rivals after fixing finances (03/23/06)
CHICAGO -- True Value Co. CEO Lyle Heidemann spends a lot of his time shopping these days -- and that's a good thing for a chain that had lost its way in retail. Roaming the aisles of big-box competitors and other retailers that have put hundreds of its member stores out of business, Heidemann and True Value are actively on the prowl for more customers after a restructuring that has cleaned up its financial problems and given it new momentum...
GM offers 125,000 buyouts (03/23/06)
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. and auto supplier Delphi Corp. promised to cut jobs to restore the health of their ailing companies. On Wednesday, they kept their vows by unveiling one of the most sweeping buyout programs ever. GM and Delphi said they plan to offer buyouts to more than 125,000 hourly workers under an agreement with the United Auto Workers. ...
Nation briefs 3/23/06 (03/23/06)
Two killed In demolition at Miss. casino barge GULFPORT, Miss. -- Two construction workers were killed during a demolition project at the hurricane-ravaged Grand Casino Gulfport, authorities said. The men were pumping water out of a portion of the casino that collapsed during Hurricane Katrina. ...
Business briefs 3/23/06 (03/23/06)
Caterpillar CEO assails anti-China trade efforts ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Caterpillar Inc. CEO Jim Owens said Wednesday that protectionists in Congress who want to "bully" China by imposing a tariff on Chinese imports risk serious global economic consequences if they succeed. ...
Doubts grow about effect of drug-free school zones (03/23/06)
In reaction to the crack epidemic of the 1980s, laws creating drug-free zones around schools spread nationwide. Now, hard questions are being raised -- by legislators, activists, even law enforcement officials -- about the fairness and effectiveness of those laws...
Colombian rebel leaders charged in cocaine conspiracy (03/23/06)
WASHINGTON -- The United States charged 50 leaders of Colombia's largest guerrilla group with sending more than $25 billion worth of cocaine around the world to finance their fight at home, a federal indictment that depicts the rebels as major narco-terrorists...
Suspicious package thrown over fence at White House (03/23/06)
WASHINGTON -- A man tossed a suspicious package onto the North Lawn of the White House on Wednesday, setting off a security alert, and was taken into custody, the Secret Service said. After a remote-controlled device was used to probe the package, the Secret Service determined it was not hazardous and sounded the all-clear shortly after noon, about an hour after the incident began, officials said...
Fire breaks out at nuclear power plant facility in Japan (03/23/06)
TOKYO -- A fire broke out at a nuclear power plant's waste incinerator in western Japan on Wednesday, but officials said no radiation leaked into the atmosphere. Two workers were injured. It took firefighters wearing protective suits nearly two hours to reach the blaze because of thick smoke, and another two hours to put out the flames at the facility in Oi, about 235 miles west of Tokyo, said Manabu Kobana of Kansai Electric Power Co...
Basque separatist group ETA announces permanent cease-fire (03/23/06)
VITORIA, Spain -- The Basque militant group ETA ended a decades-long campaign of terror, announcing a permanent cease-fire Wednesday that closes the door on one of Western Europe's last armed separatist movements. In a videotaped statement, three shrouded ETA members said they were laying down their weapons to promote democracy in the northern Spanish region. ...
Central blanks Chaffee to open baseball season (03/23/06)
The Central baseball team opened its season Wednesday afternoon with an 8-0 shutout of visiting Chaffee. Chaffee, also playing its opener, was supposed to host the contest, but the Red Devils' field was not playable. Chaffee's Chris Hanback led off the bottom of the first inning with a single, but the Red Devils did not have a baserunner the rest of the way...
Redhawks sweep MTSU (03/23/06)
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The Southeast Missouri State softball team extended its impressive winning streak Wednesday by sweeping a nonconference doubleheader from host Middle Tennessee State. The Redhawks romped 11-0 and 12-3 as they have now posted eight consecutive victories. They improved to 12-7, while dropping the Raiders to 7-19-1...
Weber seeks spark for next year's team (03/23/06)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Its NCAA tournament run ended by Washington last weekend, Illinois is looking ahead to life without Dee Brown and James Augustine. The Illini return 10 players next season and will bring in a couple of promising recruits, but replacing Brown's quickness and Augustine's rebounding and scoring consistency won't be easy...
Redhawks' struggles continue (03/23/06)
Missouri State baseball coach Keith Guttin considers pitching to be the strength of his team. Considering the way Southeast Missouri State has struggled offensively most of the season, that figured to be bad news for the Redhawks on Wednesday afternoon...
JUDL marks return of tournament play (03/23/06)
A few months after having its summer tournament canceled due a conflict involving the tennis courts at Jackson City Park, the Jackson Underground Dodgeball League will hold its fourth annual JUDL Invitational tournament Saturday. And nobody is going to stop it this time...
Search for coach goes on; Gardner declares for draft (03/23/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri guard Thomas Gardner, the leading scorer in a disappointing season that saw coach Quin Snyder quit early, isn't sticking around to see who will next lead the Tigers basketball team. On Tuesday, Gardner confirmed his intentions to forgo his senior year and enter the NBA draft. Snyder's abrupt departure and the uncertainty surrounding the team's next coach played no role in the decision, he said...
Who's on second? Not Soriano (03/23/06)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Alfonso Soriano's only chance in left field Wednesday was a reminder of the good old days, before the Washington Nationals finally persuaded him to change positions. Soriano jogged in a few steps to catch a routine fly ball by Albert Pujols, then threw to second base to double off David Eckstein...
No. 5 starter: Ponson (03/23/06)
JUPITER, Fla. -- So far, Sidney Ponson's comeback is a big success. The right-hander won a three-man battle for the St. Louis Cardinals' fifth starting spot on Wednesday when prospect Anthony Reyes was optioned to Class AAA Memphis and Adam Wainwright was shifted to the bullpen...
Area hunters won't be subject to four-point restriction this fall (03/23/06)
The four-point antler restriction will not be implemented in the Southeast Region of Missouri for this fall's deer season. The Missouri Conservation Commission made that decision at its monthly meeting in March. "I think it's good to wait a few more years to see what the results are from the pilot counties where antler point restriction have been implemented," said Harriet Weger, Missouri Department of Conservation Southeast Region wildlife supervisor...
Health briefs/calendar 3/23/06 (03/23/06)
Briefly For the 29th year, Church Women United will sponsor a three-day blood drive to help the American Red Cross. The drive will take place between 1 and 6 p.m. March 27, 29 and 30 at the American Red Cross Center, 20 S. Mount Auburn Road. Just as spring brings new life to the outdoors, the Red Cross hopes to bring new life to blood and platelet donations by encouraging a new generation of blood donors...
Getting circus fit (03/23/06)
Sometimes just clownin' around can keep you fit. Area children got that message recently when a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus clown, Bonzo Crunch, got them up and hopping around at HealthPoint Plaza. Bonzo gets a workout even when he laughs; his whole body shakes with mirth...
Nights and mornings across the river (03/23/06)
March 23, 2006 Dear Patty, Something about being all dressed up and the way the lights on the tables at the Purple Crackle made everybody look good and the maraschino cherry among the ice cubes made my first Shirley Temple the best drink I've ever had...
Finally, some really cool health news (03/23/06)
Lately, health news has been a bummer. Calcium, which we all counted on to strengthen our aging bones, has recently been found out to have "no broad benefit." Not only that, but it isn't a fighter in the war against colorectal cancer (as previously thought), and it can even increase the likelihood of kidney stones...
Shirley Cunningham (03/23/06)
ANNA, Ill. -- Shirley R. Cunningham, 77, of Anna and Fort Myers, Fla., died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers. She was born June 24, 1928, in Detroit, Mich., daughter of Ralph and Ruby Smith Haney. She and William R. Cunningham were married April 24, 1982, in Fort Myers...
Curtis Long (03/23/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Curtis Earl Long, 93, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at his home. He was born Sept. 15, 1912, in Scopus, Mo., son of Grover and Catherine DeWitt Long. He first married Cleo Crites, who preceded him in death. He and Loveta Wiley were married Jan. 27, 1981...
William Morgan (03/23/06)
William Royce Morgan, 79, of Ripley County, Mo., died Monday, March 20, 2006, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Morgan was co-publisher of the Ozark Graphic 15 years. He was news director at KGMO Radio in Cape Girardeau in the mid-1960s and used the on-air name Bill Royce. In later years he served Doniphan and Ripley County in a law enforcement capacity...
Wayde Kimbel (03/23/06)
Wayde Alan Kimbel, 30, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at his home. He was born Sept. 11, 1975, in Oran, Mo., son of James Henry and Clayetta Pearl Phythian Kimbel. He and Margaret Voyles were married Jan. 26, 2001, in Cape Girardeau...
The Rev. Frank Bain (03/23/06)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The Rev. Frank Bain, 67, of Dexter died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at his home. He was born Jan. 30, 1939, at Pocahontas, Ark., son of Lester F. and Naomi Lingle Bain. He and Trellis Ward were married Aug. 6, 1977, at Huntsville, Ala...
Charlotte Auer (03/23/06)
Charlotte L. Auer, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Katherine Goldrick (03/23/06)
Katherine W. "Kay" Goldrick, an early childhood educator who spent her lifetime teaching children and adults the joy of playing, talking, thinking and working together, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, in Cape Girardeau. She was 85. She died of complications from prior strokes, her family said...
Births 3/23/06 (03/23/06)
Sides; McLain; Ozment
Third-quarter honor rolls: Jefferson Elementary School (03/23/06)
Jefferson Elementary School A Honor Roll 4th grade -- Jasmine Hamilton, Megan Heuring, Samantha McLemore, Morgan Maguire, Jasmine Mohdzain B Honor Roll 4th grade -- Jerry Buck, Skylar Carter, Ciera Deffendall, Molly Halter, Blade Henson, Tylar Jones, Brianna Lawrence, Khadijah Miller, Cassandra Morris, Staci Pulliam, Ronesha Stevenson, Alexis Swan, Zaria Ward, Aiyanna Williams, David Williams...
Third-quarter honor rolls: Oak Ridge Elementary School (03/23/06)
Oak Ridge Elementary 4th grade -- McKenzie Elam, Jacob Hengl, Cameron Moore, Janelle Myers, Rachel Seyer, Morgan Smith, Jonathon Svehla, Emma Hemmann, Brittany Amschler, Patricia Austin, Taylor Bock, Jacob LeGrand, Michaela Oehl, Miranda Schumer. 5th grade -- Jordyn Aden, Georgia Austin, Carlie Bolen, Austin Dowdy, Shelby Mangels, Ethan Seyer, Hunter Seyer, Emilie Beard, Grace Fox, Caleb Johnston, Katie Newell, Lance Rohde, Timothy Thompson, Dylan Warren, Crystal Zoellner...
Third-quarter honor rolls: Guardian Angel School (03/23/06)
Guardian Angel School Fourth grade -- Chase Asmus, Jake Below, Collin Boner, Nick Brindley, Krissy Gaines, Dustin Gebhardt, Laci Glastetter, Addie Kielhofner, Garrett Kluesner, Taylor Nenninger, Ethan Pobst, D.J. Priggel, Seth Ressel, Brooke Schlitt, Chance Tenkhoff, Morgan Todt...
Third-quarter honor rolls: Nell Holcomb School (03/23/06)
Nell Holcomb School A Honor Roll 6th Grade -- Lindsay Neal 7th Grade -- Amanda Alberternst, Emmalee Heise, River King, Paige Koch, LeChelle Pope, Kelsey Tuschhoff 8th Grade -- Jacob Conklin, Aaron Hahn, Jordan Pope, Jordi Smith B Honor Roll 6th Grade -- Whitley Evans, Ryan Hale, Elizabeth Heise, Caleb Hengst, Austin Huskey, Shelby Kuhn, Nate Lincoln, Branton Reeves, Lindsey Seabaugh...
Third-quarter honor rolls: Kelly Elementary School (03/23/06)
Kelly Elementary School 3rd grade -- Taylor Lasater, Seth Perdue, Isaac Ratledge, Paige Still, Mike Tucker, Emily Warren, Whitney Watkins, Sean Sauceda, John Crone, Charlie Escobar, Shaina Grigery, Nathan Haney, Sarah Hupp, Clayton Garrett, Tesla Smith, Lydia Tackett, Brittany Thiele, Tori Vetter, Emma Barber, Ashton Beggs, Shelby Beggs, Katy Carey, Lee-Ellen Feezor, Tiffany Gibson, Tyler Holt, Cody Jones, Jacob Riley, Cassidy Scott, Tyler Scudder...
Third-quarter honor rolls: Kelly Middle School (03/23/06)
Kelly Middle School A Honor Roll 8th grade -- Londyn Backfisch, Andrea Bertolina, Callie Bollinger, Cory Brock, Joseph Coffee, Mallory Cowger, Hollyanne Hoernig, Ben Jones, Evan Masters, Ariel Morrow, Ryan Rolwing, Cory Slusher, 7th grade -- Jennifer Abate, Doug Beggs, Taylor Beggs, Audrey Camren, Chris Garrett, Lindie Perry, Kristen Powell, Kevin Tew, Stacey Tucker...
Third-quarter honor rolls: Kelso C-7 School District (03/23/06)
Kelso C-7 School District A Honor Roll 1st Grade -- Ryan Adams, Cassy Spane, Anne Westrich 2nd Grade - Alexis Dock, Allison Grojean 3rd Grade -- Kristi Brucker, Kylie Jackson, Michaela Kiefer 4th Grade -- Lindsey Grojean, Jessica Westrich 6th Grade -- Karlie Ashcraft, Summer Burger, Kahri Diebold, Kate Glastetter, Taylor Glueck, Taylor Johnson...
Third-quarter honor rolls: Oak Ridge High School (03/23/06)
Oak Ridge High School 6th grade -- Jacob Berkbigler, Kaleb Berkbigler, Danielle Cole, Heather Kellogg, Monica Kester, Chelsea Kirn, Amanda Lappe, Jacob Light, Tyler Maintz, Garrett Matthews, Dustin Oehl, Joshua Oehl, Kyle Rohde, Dakota Zoellner 7th grade -- Rachel Barks, Jasmine Clark, Lacey Dowdy, Brittany Durham, Brooke Durham, Caleb Elam, Garrett Moll, Dakota Oehl, Joseph Pieper, Stacy Roberts, Alisha Seyer, Ethan Siemer, Brett Thomas, Jacob Tolbert...
Third-quarter honor rolls: Alma Schrader School (03/23/06)
Alma Schrader School A Honor Roll 4th grade -- Bailey Bliss, Cadie Crites, Josh Haggerty, Colin Keele, Kendra Kelch, Nathan Lutes, Tyler Myers, Alex Ogle, Lexi Ross, Vikas Rudrappa, Caleb Strickland, Ashley Westbrook, B Honor Roll 4th grade -- Emily Aden, Cheyenne Allen, Brittany Beard, Nick Broughton, Alice Cai, Matt Chism, Andy Gibbons, Abigail Goeckler, Alle Graham, Tessa Griffith, Ethan Groshong, Emily Hagan, Ally Hebert, Britney Hubbard, Julien Johnston, Diana Kantchev, Dalton Karlinsey, Danny Kulaylat, Lana Luhring, Tanisha Marshall Watkins, Seiya Miyata, Caleb Niederkorn, Derek Nunnery, MacKenzie Patterson, Nicole Rich, Jessica Shirrell, Josalynn Smith, Sara Stewart, Brook Strop, Ashley Strop, Baylee Swanson, Scottie Thomas, Ian Valencia, Roxanna Villasenor, Brendan Williams, Ben Yount. ...
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Out of the past 3/23/06 (03/23/06)
25 years ago: March 23, 1981 Cape Girardeau County Court says it is willing to discuss objections to construction of a canopy over the south doors of the Common Pleas Courthouse in an attempt to reach a compromise between practicality and historic preservation; in a letter to the court, the Historic Association of Greater Cape Girardeau noted, "We fail to understand why the public was not made aware of this proposed addition to the single-most valuable historic building in our city."...
Proposed purchase of taxi company by transit authority deserves a chance (03/23/06)
By Maryann "Miki" Gudermuth A great deal of negative speculation is going on within the community on how the transfer of ownership from Kelley Transportation Co. to the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority is going to affect current riders. As a transportation provider for people with disabilities in Cape Girardeau, I would like to add a few insights of my own...
Library lines (03/23/06)
Thanks to 40-year-old state legislation, the boundaries for library districts in Missouri are difficult to change. Most library districts -- like the Cape Girardeau Public Library, and the Riverside Regional Library that serves Jackson, Altenberg, Benton, Oran, Scott City and Perryville -- rely on special taxes paid by residents of those districts...
Birthday wish: Help homeless animals (03/23/06)
To the editor: The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri would like to thank Morgan Anne Morris for her recent donation. Morgan is a lovely young lady who recently celebrated her 12th birthday. In lieu of traditional gifts Morgan requested her family and friends bring donations to help take care of homeless animals in our community...
Will sale improve taxi-service options? (03/23/06)
To the editor: In regard to the sale of Kelley Transportation Co.'s so-called taxi service here in Cape Girardeau, I feel that the elderly and disabled will once more be put at a disadvantage. Having to ride with anyone else in a cab does not a cab make. In a decent-sized city, that option is left up to the rider, not the cab company...
Only procrastinators stand in long lines (03/23/06)
To the editor: Regarding the letter complaining about the long lines at the license bureau: I was there March 20. Yep, the letter was right. The women in there were so busy that they were showing each other photos of children and grandchildren they had plus the pets they owned. ...
Speak Out 3/23/06 (03/23/06)
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