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The Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive: History, culture right under our noses (04/20/06)
This weekend towns and businesses in Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Scott counties are banking on spring fever and high gas prices to bring local tourism dollars their way. Saturday and Sunday will mark the 16th annual Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive, an event that encourages people to get out and see the historic and cultural offerings of the four-county area...
Easement deal allows development to go forward (04/20/06)
A $20 million development of more than 700 upscale homes in western Cape Girardeau can move forward now that nearby landowner Earl Norman has agreed to grant 1,500 feet of sewer-line right of way. "I'm going to say it was nothing other than he was a nice guy and allowed it to happen," said Tim Goodman, president of Benton Hill Investment, which is owned by Norman. "He decided it was the least controversial way to get it done."...
Arson suspected in Cape house fire (04/20/06)
Investigators on Wednesday returned to the site of a fire that destroyed a home on South Spanish Street and severely damaged a nearby house in order to collect evidence for an arson investigation. Cape Girardeau fire marshal Mike Morgan wasn't ready to state that he was sure the fire was deliberately set, but investigators have ruled out most accidental causes...
Technically speaking, Jones knows computer services, payroll (04/20/06)
Frank Jones can tell you the exact moment he knew he wanted to work in the computer industry. He was a senior in high school and a teacher pulled out a mechanical calculator that was about the size of a fax machine. "This is where the technology's going," the teacher told the class...
Business licenses (04/20/06)
Business licenses recorded at the Cape Girardeau Collector's Office during March. Saint-Clair Contemporary Fotographic, 810 E. Jackson Blvd., Jackson Bahama Tan Co., 117 E. Jefferson, Jackson Custom Screen Printing, 240 Silver Springs Road, Cape Girardeau...
Tax liens (04/20/06)
Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Janet Robert, Cape Girardeau County recorder of deeds, during the month of March are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue except as indicated by IRS designation. For information concerning the dollar amount of the liens, contact the recorder's office at 243-8123...
Bankruptcies (04/20/06)
Bankruptcies filed through March for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeastern Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Other views: Consumers missing out on choice (04/20/06)
As consumers, we can agree that when we have choices, we have better products, better services and better prices. One thing that we haven't had much choice in is cable TV. Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) is the next generation of broadband services. This technology will bring fiber optic cable closer to the consumer by delivering information up to four times faster than existing DSL broadband lines, and making two way interactive capability a reality. What does that mean?...
Viewpoint: Was pulling the plug on SB 816 the right move? (04/20/06)
Stick a fork in it -- it's done. Those were the words of Missouri Sen. John Griesheimer last month as continued opposition from some Republicans forced him to lay aside the 19th version of his legislation. Griesheimer, of Washington, Mo., was the sponsor of Senate Bill 816, which would have made it easier for telecommunications companies to compete against cable television. ...
Identity theft a growing problem; employees can be culprits (04/20/06)
Somebody might want to be you. And that's not necessarily a compliment. With just a few pieces of information -- a Social Security number, credit card or bank account numbers or even only your birth date -- a thief can ruin your finances, put you out of business or possibly get you arrested...
Identity theft often linked to other crimes (04/20/06)
Before identity theft officially became a crime in 1999, perpetrators were instead given charges like stealing by deceit, forgery or maybe counterfeiting. There was also the occasional fraudulent use of a credit device charge. Even though there's now the crime of identity theft, there's still some overlap with the others crimes. ...
Blogs help readers stay cyber-connected (04/20/06)
Talking back to the television can let off a little steam. Talking back to a newspaper can in some instances get a response. Newspapers and other media outlets are extending themselves beyond the printed page and even beyond their Web sites through the use of a Web log...
Wiring up the River Campus with state-of-the-art technology (04/20/06)
Although Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus isn't slated to open until July 2007, plans to pack it with high-tech gadgets and gizmos are well under way. In fact, at the university's Department of Theater and Dance, which will be a major occupant of the new facility being built in downtown Cape Girardeau, high-tech lighting and sound systems destined for the River Campus are already in play...
Quiz show: Sports-bar trivia games keeps customers guessing (04/20/06)
Six months after Buffalo Wild Wings opened in Cape Girardeau, Darin McCain wandered in, sat down and a friend suggested he try his hand at the electronic trivia game that was being broadcast on more than 30 of the 70 TV screens. He tried it once. That's all it took...
Spinning a Web: Business sites crucial in today's business climate (04/20/06)
Business owners are finding that having a Web site makes it possible to reach a wider range of possible customers. Chris Edmonds, president of Element 74 in Cape Girardeau, has designed sites for area businesses, as well as his company's own Web site that shows what is possible to create a web presence...
Gas: A wallop to the wallet (04/20/06)
Have you seen gas prices lately? I know you have. Depending upon where you fuel up, a gallon of regular is costing you somewhere in the area of $2.60. (At least it was at press time.) So, you're probably asking the same question as everyone else -- are we looking at $3 a gallon again this summer? Or maybe higher?...
Good Humor-Breyers expanding; ethanol plant coming (04/20/06)
SIKESTON -- A $17 million expansion is under way at the Good Humor-Breyers plant, which makes ice cream novelties and is one of the top 10 employers in the region with 850 workers. About 70 jobs will be created. The company is adding four production lines and more mix-making capability, according to plant manager Kelly Harms...
Gadets galore: Technology allows business community to communicate faster (04/20/06)
Sandy Helwege's workplace has wheels. It's her car. "I have a mobile office," said the Cape Girardeau real-estate agent. "I have all of it." And Helwege -- who works at Coldwell Banker -- has all the high-tech gadgets she needs to do almost any facet of her job, from making phone calls to finding an address...
Commercial driver's license provider in Sikeston under investigation (04/20/06)
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is conducting a criminal investigation into a commercial driver's license provider formerly operating out of Sikeston. The facility, known as a "third-party tester," was shut down April 22, 2005, and operated under the name Commercial Driving Academy...
Out & About 4/20/06 (04/20/06)
Today Nonverbal behavior between men and women: The Joseph H. Low Jr. Lecture, Southeast Missouri State University, Glenn Auditorium of Robert A. Dempster Hall, 7 p.m. Book discussion: "Seabiscuit: An American Legend," Cape Girardeau Public Library, 7 p.m...
Is there a nurse (teacher) in the house? (04/20/06)
Graduate assistant Walter Johnston helps train nursing students at Southeast Missouri State University. But the registered nurse doesn't want to make it a career. A weekend nurse at Southeast Missouri Hospital, he is seeking a master's degree to take up a career as a nurse practitioner...
Jackson girl saved brother in Sunday's apartment fire (04/20/06)
A 10-year-old girl saved her 5-year-old brother's life by dragging him through smoke and down the stairs of their apartment on Easter Sunday, the siblings' mother said Wednesday. "I woke up seeing nothing but flames," said Amber Longhibler, 28, of 122 S. ...
Region digest 04/20/06 (04/20/06)
Cape native to be on 'Live with Regis and Kelly' When the rock group Toto appears on "Live with Regis and Kelly" this morning, an area native will be in tow. Tony Spinner, formerly of Cape Girardeau, has been playing with the band as a touring guitarist for several years. ...
Cape woman stands trial on false alibi charge (04/20/06)
A 19-year-old woman stood trial Wednesday on the charge of providing police with a false alibi for a man accused in the fatal shooting of a Cape Girardeau teenager. Erica N. Ward, of 2218 Good Hope St., was charged with misdemeanor attempting to hinder prosecution. She is accused of lying about the whereabouts of Bernard Richards, 19, who is charged with second-degree murder in the Jan. 25 shooting death of Jacob Bowers, 17...
Man in standoff faces four charges (04/20/06)
A Tamms, Ill., man who kept Cape Girardeau police at bay for about 20 minutes Tuesday was charged with four felonies. Clifton N. Brown, 22, was being held in Cape Girardeau County Jail on a $50,000 bond for three drug charges and one charge of resisting arrest...
From bars to malls, professor focuses on flirting habits (04/20/06)
Webster University professor Dr. Monica Moore has spent countless hours in singles bars. But she hasn't been looking for a date. Rather, she's studied the nonverbal communication of courtship between men and women. Moore, a professor in behavior and social sciences, has made a career out of such study. ...
Kettle beef dinner Sunday in Pocahontas (04/20/06)
Community briefs 4/20/06 (04/20/06)
Mrs. Missouri pageant planned for weekend The 30th annual Mrs. Missouri America pageant will be held Friday and Saturday in Chillicothe, Mo., at the Dickinson Performing Arts Center. A parade is scheduled for 2 p.m.; pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. Call (660) 646-0423 for more information...
Heirloom flowers for sale at historic Oliver House in Jackson (04/20/06)
The public is invited to benefit from heirloom plants at a sale held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Oliver House, 224 E. Adams St., Jackson. Heirloom flowers springing up at the Oliver House in "Marie's Garden," were planted by Cape County Master Gardeners for former resident Marie Oliver, the designer of Missouri's state flag, accepted in 1913...
Missouri Veterans Home recognizes volunteers (04/20/06)
About 150 regular volunteers who work several times a month contributed to the 20,945 hours served during 2005 at the Cape Girardeau Missouri Veterans Home. They were recently honored at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night. "The work of our volunteers honors and serves Missouri's veterans, whose dedication and sacrifices have preserved our nation and its freedom," said administrator Jan Rau...
Hardee's adds sliced steak to big hamburger; nutritionist says, 'What's next -- a pork chop?' (04/20/06)
ST. LOUIS -- As if the Hardee's family of Monster Thickburgers didn't offer enough meat, the company's latest version adds steak meat on top of an already large slab of beef. The meat-on-meat Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger, launched Tuesday, features one-third of a pound of Angus beef, along with both Swiss and American cheeses, green peppers and onions. And piled atop that is thinly sliced steak meat...
St. Louis shooter may have killed another woman (04/20/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The gunman who killed three women before turning the gun on himself may have also killed a fourth woman, St. Louis police said Wednesday. The body of the fourth woman was found Wednesday in an apartment in north St. Louis owned by a friend of the gunman, Herbert Chalmers, St. Louis Police Major Reggie Harris said. The victim was in her late 20s or early 30s, and Chalmers was known to stay at the apartment, Harris said...
Federal 'No Child' law raises fears of more school segregation (04/20/06)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Wedged in a poor, gritty immigrant neighborhood, Henry C. Dwight Elementary School harks back to an earlier era of learning. Its ceilings are high, there is a fireplace in the library and students wear uniforms as they dart between classrooms...
Nation briefs 4/20/06 (04/20/06)
Study: Mediterranean diet cuts Alzheimer's risk NEW YORK -- A Mediterranean-style diet that appears to cut the risk of heart disease also helps protect against Alzheimer's disease, a new study concludes. People who followed the diet were up to 40 percent less likely than those who largely avoided it to develop Alzheimer's during the course of the research, scientists reported. ...
Annual deaths in U.S. drop in biggest decline since at least World War II (04/20/06)
ATLANTA -- In what appears to be an amazing success for American medicine, preliminary government figures released Wednesday showed that the annual number of deaths in the U.S. dropped by nearly 50,000 in 2004 -- the biggest decline in nearly 70 years...
Police rescue all passengers from cable cars stuck high above the east River (04/20/06)
NEW YORK -- A normally five-minute cable car ride turned into a nearly 12-hour ordeal for dozens of people who had be rescued early Wednesday after two cars lost power over the East River. The passengers from one car were plucked one by one and transferred to a rescue gondola shortly before dawn, while those in the second car, at the edge of Manhattan, were taken out with a crane...
Rep. Emerson puzzled how obscenity appeared in office letter to (04/20/06)
WASHINGTON -- Nobody likes to get a form letter, but presumably, nobody wants to get a form letter from a member of Congress that ends with an expletive. A recent letter from Rep. Jo Ann Emerson of Cape Girardeau to a resident of her district ended with a profane, seven-letter insult beginning with the letter A -- "i think you're an ..."...
Consumer prices rise in March (04/20/06)
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices shot up in March, reflecting higher costs for gasoline, clothing and hotel rooms, with core inflation rising by the biggest amount in a year. The Labor Department reported that its closely watched Consumer Price Index rose by 0.4 percent, far higher than the modest 0.1 percent gain in February. The inflation surge was led by higher gasoline prices, which jumped by 3.6 percent...
Rove loses a policy role, McClellan out (04/20/06)
WASHINGTON -- White House political mastermind Karl Rove surrendered a key policy role Wednesday, and press secretary Scott McClellan resigned in an escalation of a Bush administration shake-up driven by Republican anxieties. Rove gave up his responsibilities as chief policy coordinator, a position he assumed just over a year ago that strengthened his influence over matters ranging from homeland security and domestic policy to the economy and national security. ...
Interest in citizenship surges among legal immigrants (04/20/06)
WASHINGTON -- Efforts by Congress and local governments to crack down on illegal immigration -- and the protests that followed those efforts -- have produced a surge of interest in learning how to become a U.S. citizen. More of the nation's 8 million legal immigrants are showing up at citizenship classes and seminars sponsored by churches and community groups...
High infant, maternal mortality rates cause anguish in Afghanistan (04/20/06)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Fayruza's doll-sized body leans limply across the forearm of her aunt, who became the infant's mother minutes after her birth. The death of the withered baby's natural mother during childbirth epitomizes the leading health crisis in war-ravaged Afghanistan, where U.N. officials say 600 infants and 50 mothers die on average each day...
World briefs 4/20/06 (04/20/06)
Russia: Iran must halt uranium enrichment MOSCOW -- Russia called on Iran Wednesday to halt all uranium enrichment activities, saying the international community is demanding "urgent and constructive steps" from Tehran to ease concerns about its nuclear program. ...
Queen Elizabeth celebrates 80th birthday (04/20/06)
LONDON -- Jane Freebairn once met Queen Elizabeth II. She curtsied, said hello, and like so many others who have encountered the monarch, came away a bit star-struck. It wasn't just the monarch's regal air and manners that impressed Freebairn as she recalled the meeting a few years ago at a memorial ceremony for war dead at Westminster Abbey. "I had the most awful urge to try and touch her," she said. "She has the most amazing skin. It looks so soft. Of course, one doesn't."...
With nine stolen bases, Central runs past Kelly 5-2 (04/20/06)
Central stole nine bases -- a total coach Steve Williams believes to be school record -- and had another dominating conference pitching performance in a 5-2 SEMO Conference win Wednesday against Kelly. Lance Young struck out 12 and allowed just five hits in a complete-game victory. Matt Hester had two RBIs without an official at-bat and stole two bases. Ty Craft also stole two bases for the Tigers (12-4 overall, 7-1 SEMO Conference)...
Advance shuts down Oran (04/20/06)
A deep basketball run into the state final four and a third-place finish had limited the defending district-champion Advance baseball team to just eight games heading into Wednesday's district championship rematch against Oran. Any rust the visiting Hornets may have had seemed to shake off just fine Wednesday, as Advance stifled Oran's offense in a 4-1 win...
Given an opportunity, Olson enjoys hot streak (04/20/06)
What a difference a year has made for Southeast Missouri State catcher Levi Olson. Last season, his first with the Redhawks after transferring from Santa Barbara (Calif.) City College, Olson never could get his offense going and hit .200. This year, despite not even entering his senior campaign as the Redhawks' starter behind the plate, Olson has been on a seasonlong tear and is batting .410...
Three Redhawks athletes earn weekly OVC honors (04/20/06)
Southeast Missouri State track and field athletes claimed three of four weekly awards from the Ohio Valley Conference on Wednesday. Miles Smith was selected as the male track athlete of the week, Kris Woolf was named the female track athlete of the week and Heather Jenkins was tabbed the female field athlete of the week...
Redhawks out but not down after tiebreaker (04/20/06)
The Southeast Missouri State women's tennis team missed out on making the Ohio Valley Conference tournament by the slimmest of margins. But third-year coach Jay Pacelli doesn't want that to detract from the Redhawks' breakthrough season. Southeast finished with its first winning record since 1997, as the Redhawks wound up 12-11 overall. They ended the year on a four-match winning streak...
Redhawks sign Moberly point guard (04/20/06)
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach B.J. Smith believes his spring recruiting is off to a flying start with Wednesday's signing of a junior college point guard. Ashley Lovelady, a 5-foot-7 sophomore at Moberly (Mo.) Community College, will have two seasons of eligibility with the Redhawks...
Area bowling scores 4/20/06 (04/20/06)
West Park Lanes Submitted April 17 Men High games: David James 299, Bob James 268, Eric Langston 266, Jeff Chitwood 259, Mark James 258, David Barberis 257, Bill Cox 256, Mike Berry 247, Cline Myers 246, Garrett Seabaugh 246, Bruce Anglin 239, Ron Propst 237, Chuck Bertrand 234, Michael Martin 232, Tim Sadler 232, Kris Woods 229, Luke Aufdenberg 228, Trae Bertrand 228, Sam Bell 227, Bucky McCarley 226, Bobby Hosey 226, Joe Coleman 225...
Golfer Woods will drive in charity race (04/20/06)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Tiger Woods will race a high-powered dirt-track car Monday in a charity race on New Zealand's North Island. Woods, in New Zealand to attend caddie Steve Williams' wedding, accepted Williams' challenge to drive in the event...
Kansas City already faces losing streak early in year (04/20/06)
CHICAGO -- Javier Vazquez didn't allow a hit over the first 6 1/3 innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat Kansas City 4-0 to hand the reeling Royals their 10th straight defeat. The Royals, who had a 19-game losing streak late last season, managed one run and 11 hits in the three-game series against Chicago...
Wizards face Cavs in first round (04/20/06)
The Washington Wizards earned the first crack at LeBron James, and the rest of the Eastern Conference playoff picture fell into shape Wednesday night on the final night of the regular season. All that was left was the final two spots in the West, and that wouldn't be solved until the Los Angeles Lakers faced New Orleans in one of the final games of the NBA schedule...
Carpenter sharp in Cardinals' victory (04/20/06)
PITTSBURGH -- Chris Carpenter always arrives at the ballpark thinking he is going to pitch an exceptional game. Maybe that's why he does exactly that so often. Carpenter limited the Pirates to two hits over eight innings in his third consecutive strong start, and Jim Edmonds and David Eckstein homered in the St. Louis Cardinals' 4-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday...
Meeting today in New York may set direction for Blues (04/20/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Subtraction was the game plan last season for the St. Louis Blues, who dumped talent and finished last overall in the NHL. A pressing decision regarding star forward Keith Tkachuk could show if the franchise is back to adding talent again...
United States moves up one spot to 4th in world rankings (04/20/06)
ZURICH, Switzerland -- The United States moved up one spot into fourth place in April's FIFA world rankings, the Americans' highest showing. The U.S. ranking went up despite a 4-1 loss at Germany and a 1-1 tie at home against Jamaica last month. Defending champion Brazil maintained the top spot, which it has held since taking over from France in July 2002...
Stewart adds track owner to racing resume (04/20/06)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Tony Stewart climbs fences. He also helps design them. The two-time and reigning Nextel Cup champion, who seems to be a long way from retirement as one of NASCAR's biggest stars, already has a second career. And he's gotten involved in everything as a dirt track owner at the grass-roots facility where he got his racing start...
On the air 4/20/06 (04/20/06)
On the air Auto racing Area events High school baseball...
Sports briefs 4/20/06 (04/20/06)
Ward wins battle of Chevy S-10s; Bulls will play Riverdogs on May 30
Health briefs/calendar 4/20/06 (04/20/06)
Briefly Southeast Missouri Hospital's Center for Women's and Children's Services will offer a free program "For Grandparents: Great Books for Grandkids," from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the hospital's Harrison Room. Sharon Anderson, youth services coordinator at the public library, will discuss good books to read to children, and address appropriate books for certain age ranges, popular picks and classic favorites...
Life after death (04/20/06)
Because a 15-year-old Marble Hill, Mo. boy died, two people are looking forward to a life they might not otherwise have been able to live. Countless others are healing, all due to organ and tissue donations. Aaron McKinney, a Woodland High School student, died in October 2004 in an accident that also severely injured his mother, Dani Dunn...
A little help from our friends (04/20/06)
April 20, 2006 Dear Patty, A gentle man who was mayor of Cape Girardeau for 13 years, some of them during the civil rights turbulence of the early 1970s, has died. The lumber company he ran was burned down right after Howard Tooke became mayor. He'd thought he was helping mend relations between the races, and recalling the event many years later still shook his head in hurt and disbelief...
Being from Missouri (04/20/06)
Several years ago, a distressed couple sat in my office, glaring at each other. I've seen this one before: two desperately troubled spouses, unyielding and filled with suspicion. Things were getting a bit too emergent. I turned to the one who seemed a tad less ferocious and found myself saying: "You need to be from Missouri on this one."...
Bobby Talley (04/20/06)
Bobby R. Talley, 55, of Jackson died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at his home. He was born March 8, 1951, in St. Louis, son of Chester and Recie Burress Talley. He and Linda Hastie were married April 1, 1972. Talley served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, and was honorably discharged in 1971...
Gilbert Heins (04/20/06)
Gilbert W. Heins, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Fountainbleau Lodge. He was born Aug. 22, 1912, in Gorham, Ill., son of Henry and Natalie Vogel Heins. He first married Roberta Leinicke in 1932. He then married Neta Monet May 8, 1937, in Chicago. She died Aug. 2, 1997...
Ruth Schmidt (04/20/06)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Ruth Lydia Schmidt, 83, of Altenburg died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 9, 1922, at New Wells, daughter of Anton and Edna Koenig Petzoldt. She and Theobald Schmidt were married Nov. 9, 1942. He died March 8, 1994...
James Heiden (04/20/06)
James David Heiden, 58, of Jackson died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at his home. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Frederick Endean (04/20/06)
Frederick Tyre "Terry" Endean, 66, of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Friday, March 22, 1940 in Crawfordsville, Ind. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home...
Lloyd Richardson (04/20/06)
Lloyd D. "Dave" Richardson, 59, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Thursday, April 13, 2006, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City. He was born Feb. 22, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, son of Waldo and Jessie May Rhodes Richardson. Dave grew up in Crump, graduated from Delta High School in 1965, and was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1967...
Births 4/20/06 (04/20/06)
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Cape/Jackson fire reports 4/20/06 (04/20/06)
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Out of the past 4/20/06 (04/20/06)
25 years ago: April 20, 1981 Cape Girardeau Mayor Howard C. Tooke has been to Washington numerous times to attend various legislative meetings and conferences in his role as a municipal leader, but Wednesday will be a first for him: He has received an invitation from President Ronald Reagan to attend a daylong conference at the White House...
Library status quo (04/20/06)
Sometimes what appears to be a problem really isn't. That certainly appears to be the case concerning Cape Girardeau residents who are in the city but outside the service area of the Cape Girardeau Public Library because of lines drawn in 1965 before the city limits expanded...
Letter writer sounds uninformed (04/20/06)
To the editor: A recent letter writer accused President Bush of being the most destructive and ineffective resident in his lifetime. I am amused that the writer claims to have voted for Bush twice. He seems to have experienced a miraculous transformation during the past 18 months...
Proposal would nullify pro-life laws (04/20/06)
To the editor: In 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled abortions legal throughout a woman's nine months of pregnancy. Abortions were never made legal by congressional approval. This allowed some pro-life laws to be passed such as parental approval, limits on taxpayer funding of abortions, bans on partial-birth abortion and measures allowing women to have information on the risks of abortions and other alternatives...
Schwarzenegger has bad agenda (04/20/06)
To the editor: On April 12, the Southeast Missourian carried an op-ed by Arnold Schwarzenegger titled "An immigrant writes." In it Governor Schwarzenegger writes: "President Reagan memorably described his 'shining city on a hill' as a place that 'hummed with commerce and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here.'"...
Speak Out 4/20/06 (04/20/06)
Loyal and honest; Too much religion; General call; Wrong approach; Rigging districts; Honest inducement; No documentation; Repair the lights; Fight for rights; We're not engineers; Down the river; Undying gratitude; Voting power; Clean-up payoff; East Cape license; Not all in combat
Gentlemen Welcome (04/20/06)
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