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Stories from Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Sedgewickville resident hurt in accident (05/30/06)
BOLLINGER COUNTY -- A Sedgewickville, Mo., man suffered moderate injuries in a Monday morning accident. Bryan Thompson, 42, was injured when his Honda motorcycle struck a 2004 Dodge, driven by 41-year-old Elaine Shoemake of Sedgewickville, that pulled into his path. The accident occurred at Highway 51 and County Road 210. Thompson was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Collision causes injuries to four motorists (05/30/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Three Bollinger County residents and an Illinois teen were injured in a Sunday afternoon accident near Marble Hill. Kevin Basham, 19, of Glenallen, Mo., was traveling eastbound and rounded a curve too fast, losing control and striking a vehicle driven by 40-year-old Sandra Foster of Marble Hill. ...
Sedgewickville resident hurt in accident (05/30/06)
BOLLINGER COUNTY -- A Sedgewickville, Mo., man suffered moderate injuries in a Monday morning accident. Bryan Thompson, 42, was injured when his Honda motorcycle struck a 2004 Dodge, driven by 41-year-old Elaine Shoemake of Sedgewickville, that pulled into his path. The accident occurred at Highway 51 and County Road 210. Thompson was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Area golfers raise money for center's cancer fund (05/30/06)
More than 120 golfers and 20 volunteers participated recently in the third annual Ken Hayden Memorial Golf Tournament to help raise money for cancer patients. The event, which took place May 23, raises money for Saint Francis Medical Center's cancer care fund...
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More than 120 golfers and 20 volunteers participated recently in the third annual Ken Hayden Memorial Golf Tournament to help raise money for cancer patients. The event, which took place May 23, raises money for Saint Francis Medical Center's cancer care fund...
Nation should never forget sacrifices, speakers urge (05/30/06)
When recalling the sacrifices of Americans in wartime, the contributions of women eager to take an active part in the armed forces shouldn't be overlooked, said the Memorial Day speaker at the Osage Community Centre. Chief Petty Officer Sheryl R. Smith of the U.S. Naval Reserve recited the names of women, some disguised as men, who took an active part in combat or supporting roles dating back to the Revolutionary War...
Towing the party line (05/30/06)
In politics few things are guaranteed.But one thing is certain this political year. In Scott County, there won't be one Republican elected to county office. In fact, there won't even be a Republican pursuing county office. Out of a field of 11 candidates for Scott County's political offices this year, none are Republican...
East Main Street extension work starts today (05/30/06)
Construction crews will begin clearing a path today in Jackson to extend East Main Street to the future Interstate 55 interchange. The first phase of the two-phase East Main Street extension project costs the city more than $600,000. Jackson public works director Rodney Bollinger said the contractor plans to demolish a house and then clear the land to make way for the roadway...
Collision causes injuries to four motorists (05/30/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Three Bollinger County residents and an Illinois teen were injured in a Sunday afternoon accident near Marble Hill. Kevin Basham, 19, of Glenallen, Mo., was traveling eastbound and rounded a curve too fast, losing control and striking a vehicle driven by 40-year-old Sandra Foster of Marble Hill. ...
New policy cuts back sweet treats at Cape schools (05/30/06)
Cape Girardeau elementary schools won't serve sodas at annual Play Day end-of-school festivities next school year. That's just one restriction in the school district's new wellness policy designed to improve the health of students. Students can drink juices or flavored water. "It is a better kind of a sugar than a soda," said Lisa Elfrink, the district's food service coordinator...
Man follows path to the father he never knew (05/30/06)
FULTON, Mo. -- Sidney Wood never knew his father. But among the hundreds of nameless, whitewashed gravestones that line the Fulton State Hospital Cemetery, there's a small granite marker that bears his father's name. "I just felt, a person came onto this earth," 90-year-old Wood said. "He shouldn't pass out of the picture without a trace."...
Snake oil and Spectro-Chrome: Public health professor collects quack medical devices (05/30/06)
The (Tinley Park) Daily Southtown BURR RIDGE, Ill. -- Call them snake-oil salesmen, but the folks who sold a wide range of devices guaranteed to solve dozens of health problems led James Hagen to a wildly entertaining hobby. Hagen, a professor of public health at Saint Xavier University's Orland Park campus and a consultant with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, collects these devices and elixirs at his Burr Ridge home...
Missouri scientist plays role in discovery ancient astronomical site (05/30/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Robert Benfer, a professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, was rooting around in the Peruvian dirt, looking for evidence of ancient human diet, when he made a startling discovery. "When we found that first sculpture -- Wow! I was petrified," Benfer said. "I would have been in trouble. You have to have a special permit to excavate something like that."...
'Unuseless' inventions: Students try the Japanese 'art' of Chindogu (05/30/06)
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- The professor who dreamed up MacMurray College's Chindogu project admits there might well be a comparison with the "Seinfeld" television shows that had Jerry and George writing a sitcom about nothing. MacMurray was introduced to Chindogu recently as five art students under the guidance of professor Khara Koffel unveiled projects that are about nothing in the usual sense of inventions...
Digitized life stories offer dimension to funerals (05/30/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Most people visiting cemeteries this weekend might have paid their respects with a visit to a grave, conjuring up memories of a person from a headstone. An increasing number, however, might have stopped at a computer screen in a funeral home, pushed a button and watched as the faces and voices of the departed came alive...
Yearbooks on DVD taking off in popularity (05/30/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Why sign your friends' senior yearbooks when you can give a special message on DVD instead? At Kickapoo High School in Springfield, electronic yearbooks are growing in popularity, with around 300 students snapping up the $12 DVDs, which mix video of school events with the traditional collections of pictures...
Smoking bans could go before voters in two Kansas City suburbs (05/30/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Anti-smoking groups in two Kansas City suburbs say they have gathered enough signatures to put proposed smoking bans on the November ballot. The move in Lee's Summit and Independence gives voters a chance to pass tougher smoking rules that city councils have refused to pass...
Two troubled lives intersected in Missouri killing (05/30/06)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Richard Davis dropped out of junior high, jumped between jobs and spent more than half his life in jail. Dena Riley saw her marriages end in divorce, lost custody of her four children and was said to have abused drugs. The two turbulent lives intersected sometime in the last year and together, this past week, stepped into a horrific spotlight. They are charged with the brutal killing of a woman whose torturous final moments they allegedly videotaped...
Hot dog stand stands out in Sedalia (05/30/06)
SEDALIA, Mo. -- Viktor Gotishan stands at his stainless steel cart under a large green umbrella misting a rack of dogs. "It prevents them from drying out," he said, "and makes the dogs swell and gives a smell out. They need to be juicy and plump."...
Buildings to aid in hurricane recovery (05/30/06)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A small Southeast Missouri company already making barricades for the military is now manufacturing structures for parts of Louisiana hit hard by Hurricane Katrina. Kontek Industries Inc. of New Madrid has received contracts to provide hurricane-resistant safe houses and modular building systems. The company has expanded its work force to more than 100 to meet the June delivery date, in time for the start of hurricane season...
Lung cancer acts differently in women and men (05/30/06)
WASHINGTON -- Lung cancer acts differently in women than in men, and major new studies are exploring if estrogen is a key reason -- and whether harnessing the hormone might help fight the No. 1 cancer killer. The gender link may sound surprising. After all, ask women what cancer they worry most about, and surveys show breast cancer consistently tops the list while lung cancer is seldom mentioned...
Robertson says he leg-pressed 2,000 pounds (05/30/06)
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says he has leg-pressed 2,000 pounds, but some say he'd be in a pretty tough spot if he tried. The "700 Club" host's feat of strength is recounted on the Web site of his Christian Broadcasting Network, in a posting headlined "How Pat Robertson Leg Pressed 2,000 Pounds." According to the CBN Web site, Robertson worked his way up to lifting a ton with the help of his physician, who is not named. ...
Frist dismisses controversy over search of congressman's office (05/30/06)
WASHINGTON -- While House members are still angry about an FBI search of a congressman's office, the Senate's leader says the controversy has been "pretty much put to bed." Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Sunday he had talked the issue over with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and concluded that the FBI acted appropriately...
CBS: Cameraman, soundman killed in Iraq, correspondent in critical condition (05/30/06)
NEW YORK -- Cameraman Paul Douglas had spent more than a decade covering the world's hot spots for CBS News. Freelance soundman James Brolan was part of a CBS team honored for its dispatches on the earthquake in Pakistan. Correspondent Kimberly Dozier had been reporting on the deteriorating situation in Iraq for nearly three years...
A personal mission: General makes a point of visiting wounded in his 60,000-Marine command (05/30/06)
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- He keeps the list in his shirt pocket, close to his heart. There are about 60,000 Marines under the command of Lt. Gen. James F. Amos. He just welcomed 17,000 back from Iraq, a homecoming sobered by the impending departure of 13,000 for a war now in its fourth year...
Bush says U.S. must honor war dead by fighting terror (05/30/06)
ARLINGTON, Va. -- President Bush, delivering a Memorial Day message surrounded by the graves of thousands of military dead, said Monday that the United States must continue fighting the war on terror in the name of those have already given their life in the cause...
Memorial Day tribute draws protesters with contrasting causes (05/30/06)
ARLINGTON, Va. -- As throngs came to the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery to honor the fallen on Memorial Day, a handful of protesters from an anti-gay group stood across a four-lane highway from a conservative group supporting the troops...
Historians on hunt for Purple Heart stories (05/30/06)
VAILS GATE, N.Y. -- Cpl. Robert Frink was captured in Germany during the final months of World War II. He and two comrades were forced to swap uniforms with their Waffen SS captors, lined up and shot in the back of the head. Miraculously, the bullet entered Frink's neck and exited his cheek without shearing his spine or jugular vein. He even felt a German kick him as he lay bleeding. "Believe me, I played dead!" After his captors left, Frink fled, found some Canadian troops, and was saved...
Ranchers question Border Patrol's effectiveness (05/30/06)
HEBBRONVILLE, Texas -- The Border Patrol is bigger than ever, but ranch manager Bill Hellen says he is seeing more illegal immigrants than ever. When the Border Patrol put up a new checkpoint on a highway near Hebbronville, about 50 miles from the border, illegal immigrants simply went around it, slashing his fences and sneaking through his ranch, he said...
Guantanamo Bay prisoners' hunger strike balloons from 3 to about 75 (05/30/06)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The number of Guantanamo Bay detainees participating in a hunger strike has ballooned from three to around 75, the U.S. military said Monday, revealing growing defiance among prisoners held for up to 4 1/2 years with no end in sight...
World briefs 5/30/06 (05/30/06)
1 dead after skydivers collide in Kentucky BARDSTOWN, Ky. -- The skydivers were 200 feet above the ground when they collided. Authorities said their parachutes deflated, sending both men plummeting to the ground. One man died. John Kevin Benningfield, 33, was pronounced dead at Flaget Memorial Hospital, Nelson County Coroner Joseph Greenwell said Sunday. ...
Anti-foreigner rioting spreads through Kabul after traffic accident involving U.S. troops (05/30/06)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Violent anti-foreigner protests raged across the capital Monday after a U.S. military truck crashed into traffic, touching off the worst rioting since the Taliban's ouster. At least eight people died and 107 were injured before Kabul's streets calmed...
Indonesian earthquake survivors say aid is arriving too slowly (05/30/06)
JAMPRIP, Indonesia -- Homeless earthquake survivors living in rice fields and makeshift shacks begged for food and water under a blazing sun Monday as Indonesia's death toll rose to over 5,000. Soldiers began delivering bags of rice to village chiefs in the mountainous quake zone on the island of Java, but survivors called the aid meager and slow. The United Nations planned a global appeal, saying relief money was running low...
Peru grants cleanup extension sought by U.S.-based Doe Run (05/30/06)
LIMA, Peru -- Peru's government granted a three-year extension Monday to a U.S.-owned metallurgical plant to complete environmental upgrades in a smoke-choked, highly contaminated Andean town. Energy and Mines Minister Glodomiro Sanchez told reporters that the St. Louis-based Doe Run Co. would have until 2009 to complete three sulfuric acid treatment plants to lower toxic emissions in La Oroya, 90 miles east of Lima...
Bombings in Iraq kill at least 40 (05/30/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Two CBS News crew members and an American soldier were killed Monday during a wave of car bombings and shootings in Iraq that also killed at least three dozen other people. Network correspondent Kimberly Dozier was seriously wounded and underwent emergency surgery...
Iran positions itself for big gains in Iraq (05/30/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- With a new Iraqi government in place, Iran is positioning itself to play a major role here at a time when American influence is showing signs of faltering. That is worrisome to Iraq's Arab neighbors, especially Sunni-dominated countries such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt. But it also raises serious questions for Washington, including the wisdom of withdrawing entirely from Iraq when it has long been considered the eastern defense against Iranian expansion...
Perryville's Hacker selected co-MVP of Jefferson Co. Conference (05/30/06)
Perryville senior Amber Hacker helped lead the Pirates girls soccer team to its first district title this season, and in the process earned co-Most Valuable Player honors in the Jefferson County Conference. Hacker finished with nine goals and 11 assists. Perryville ended its season with a 3-0 loss to St. Pius in the Class 1 sectional round. St. Pius defender Sarah Stone shared the MVP honors with Hacker...
Riverdogs change home field (05/30/06)
The Riverdogs have not posted a winning record in their first seven seasons, but Robin Minner believes they have still been a nice addition to the area summer baseball scene. Minner and Ray Craft formed the Riverdogs in 1999 as an alternative for post-high school players who don't compete for the tradition-rich Capahas...
Ford & Sons sweeps pair (05/30/06)
The Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons American Legion team swept a doublheader at De Soto on Sunday in its season opener. Ford & Sons won 13-5 in the opener and 16-9 in the second game. Cape banged out a combined 35 hits. In the opener, Blake Slattery and Jeremy Brinkmeyer had three hits apiece. Kirk Boeller pitched two innings for the win...
Bursitis may land Carpenter on DL (05/30/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals expect to place pitcher Chris Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list today and are preparing to call up right-hander Anthony Reyes from the minors to take his spot in the rotation. "We're expecting to pitch somebody else tomorrow, like Anthony," manager Tony La Russa said before Monday's game against the Astros...
Beating Indy's pitfall (05/30/06)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Big surprise: Roger Penske made a mistake. Not such a big surprise: He won the Indianapolis 500 anyway. Indy's most successful owner made an error that could have cost himself and Sam Hornish Jr. the race Sunday. But he made up for it with some good strategy and coaching to coax his driver to victory over Marco and Michael Andretti...
Heat move to brink of NBA Finals (05/30/06)
MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade was practically silent in the middle two quarters, not even finding the opportunity to shoot against Detroit's zone defense. He awoke in the fourth, just in time to put the Miami Heat on the cusp of a trip to the NBA Finals. Wade scored 12 of his 31 points in the final quarter Monday night, when the Heat pulled away for an 89-78 win and a 3-1 lead over the two-time defending Eastern Conference champion Pistons...
KU wins its first Big 12 tournament (05/30/06)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Until this year, Kansas had never won a game in the Big 12 baseball tournament. The Jayhawks are now the tournament champions behind the pitching of brothers Nick and Don Czyz after holding off a late Nebraska rally and beating the Cornhuskers 9-7 Sunday at Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City...
Bonds ends wait, passes Ruth with HR No. 715 (05/30/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds gave his home fans what they had been waiting nearly a month to see: the historic shot that finally moved him past the Babe. No. 715 was the latest memorable homer he's hit in San Francisco, and could be his last if he doesn't stick around long enough to pass Hank Aaron...
Carolina wins in OT for 3-2 series lead (05/30/06)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Cory Stillman corralled a loose puck and slid it between Ryan Miller's pads 8:46 into overtime to lead the Carolina Hurricanes past the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night. Stillman also had an assist for the Hurricanes, who took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series and are one win away from their second trip to the Stanley Cup finals in four years. ...
Padres pummel Mulder, claim series with 10-8 win (05/30/06)
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres might finally be figuring out spacious Petco Park. Mark Bellhorn hit the longest home run in Petco's three-year history and drove in four runs, Josh Bard connected twice and had three RBIs, and the Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-8 Sunday...
Nadal breaks clay record in first round (05/30/06)
PARIS -- King of clay Rafael Nadal passed Guillermo Vilas and began his pursuit of a second successive French Open trophy. Nadal earned his 54th consecutive win on clay Monday, breaking the Open era record he shared with Vilas by beating Robin Soderling 6-2, 7-5, 6-1 in the first round at Roland Garros...
Haas wins first major on Champions Tour (05/30/06)
Jay Haas won the Senior PGA Championship for his first major title Sunday, beating Brad Bryant on the third hole of a playoff for his third straight Champions Tour victory. Bryant, who caught Haas with an eagle at No. 16, missed a short par putt on the pair's third trip to the par-4 18th at Oak Tree Golf Club in Edmond, Okla...
Clemson receives No.1 seed (05/30/06)
The Associated Pess Clemson was selected as the top seed for the 64-team Division I college baseball tournament Monday. The Tigers (46-14), the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season and tournament champions, will host one of 16 four-team, double-elimination regionals that begin Friday. Clemson, led by sluggers Andy D'Alessio and Tyler Colvin, was ranked No. 1 for 19 weeks in at least one of the major polls and opens up against UNC-Asheville...
Pujols harms Astros again with 25th HR (05/30/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols whiffed on his first opportunity to get the St. Louis Cardinals going, striking out on three pitches against Roy Oswalt with two men on to end the fifth inning. His next time up, he gave the team what it has come to expect -- a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh to lift the Cardinals over the Houston Astros 3-1 Monday...
Kahne ends Johnson's streak at Coca-Cola 600 (05/30/06)
CONCORD, N.C. -- The 42 drivers chasing Jimmie Johnson heard the plea from the fans and saw it on the T-shirts that begged for "Anybody But Jimmie" to win the Coca-Cola 600. Kasey Kahne was the only one up for the challenge. Kahne ended Johnson's run of three straight Coca-Cola 600 victories by taking the lead with 29 laps to go Sunday night and pulling out to such a huge lead that Johnson never had a chance to catch him...
Sports briefs 5/30/06 (05/30/06)
Lacrosse; Soccer
Lexington Avenue development underway (05/30/06)
Construction on a new three-acre development is underway and is expected to culminate in three buildings that will be leased for a mix of office and commercial use. The new development -- across Lexington Avenue from La Croix United Methodist Church -- is called Rivendell Court and is owned by Brad Haertling of River Realty and financial adviser Greg Deimund of Merrill Lynch...
People on the move 05/30/06 (05/30/06)
Cottonwood names employee of the year Cottonwood Residential Treatment Center recognized Donna Beeson of Benton, Mo., as the 2006 employee of the year during the annual Employee Relations Day at the center. The award from co-workers cited her abilities to create a cheerful work environment and to ensure success for children in the program. Cottonwood is a Department of Mental Health facility that provides residential treatment to children ages 6 to 17 who have emotional and behavioral problems...
Cape jewelers renovating front (05/30/06)
For five decades, 2 tons of cast iron have been collecting rust in the basement of Lang Jewelers in downtown Cape Girardeau, pieces that once served as the centerpiece of the business' historic storefront. Owners Roger and Judith Anne Lang are now using those pieces of cast iron as part of a project that will replace the storefront, making the 90-year-old business appear much as it did when it first opened its doors...
From biofuels to wind, quest for energy alternatives steps up (05/30/06)
Solutions for high gasoline prices might seem painfully far off to drivers as summer travel season begins, but experts say the skyrocketing costs of oil and gas have given new momentum to the push to develop alternative fuels and alternative energy sources...
Marquand woman representing Missouri small businesses in D.C. (05/30/06)
MARQUAND, Mo. -- Tammy Halbrook of Marquand has been appointed to serve on the Business Advisory Council as the representative for Missouri's small businesses, the National Republican Congressional Committee has announced. Halbrook co-owns Halbrook Enterprises, a trucking company based in Bollinger County. ...
Edward Lackey (05/30/06)
Edward Owen Lackey, 95, of Ullin, Ill., formerly of Pulaski, Ill., died Saturday, May 27, 2006, at Union County Nursing Home in Anna. He was born May 13, 1911, in Pulaski, Ill., son of Edward J. and Stella Curry Lackey. He and Maude Braden were married on Dec. 24, 1935, in Cairo, Ill. She died on Jan. 11, 1991...
David Watkins Sr. (05/30/06)
David Michael Watkins Sr., 55, of Morley, Mo., died Saturday, May 27, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born July 17, 1950, in Sikeston, son of Elmer Clifton and Norella Marie Graham Watkins. Watkins was a member of the Bootheel Cowboy Church in Sikeston and was a truck driver...
Sylvia Blessing (05/30/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Sylvia Mae Blessing, 69, of Perryville, died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at Branson, Mo. She was born Nov. 3, 1936, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of William R. and Georgia Mattingly. She and Joseph H. Blessing were married Sept. 1, 1956...
Naomi Duncan (05/30/06)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Naomi R. Duncan, 81, of Glenallen died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at her home. She was born Dec. 15, 1924, at Coldwater, Mo., daughter of the late Horace and Virgie Twidwell Linville. She married Richard Duncan, who survives. Duncan was an art teacher who retired after 58 years at Woodland High School...
Ethel Gibson (05/30/06)
Ethel Pauline Gibson, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 29, 2006, at the Lutheran Home. She was born April 30, 1917, in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Wilma Bogenpohl (05/30/06)
OAK RIDGE -- Wilma Irene Bogenpohl, 91, of Oak Ridge, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2006, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. She was born Oct. 30, 1914, in Friedheim, daughter of Henry and Docilla Sauer Oehl. She and William H. "Bill" Bogenpohl were married Feb. 16, 1941, in Jackson...
Katheryn Schweizer (05/30/06)
Katheryn "Katie" J. Schweizer, 88, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Friday, July 27, 1917, in Cantwell, Mo., daughter of Augustus and Mary E. Baldrich Ramsey. She and William C. Schweizer were married on Nov. 27, 1991, in Benton, Mo. He preceded her in death on June 16, 2000...
Peggy Howard (05/30/06)
Peggy Lou Howard, 70, of Jackson died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 24, 1935, at Jackson, daughter of Robert and Reva Seabaugh Ates. She and Jean Welker were married in November 1953 and he preceded her in death in 1989. Howard was employed as a caregiver for Jackson Manor and the Visiting Nurse Association. She also worked at the Frontier Motel in Jackson...
Cape police reports 5/30/06 (05/30/06)
The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Cape/Jackson fire reports 5/30/06 (05/30/06)
Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 5/30/06 (05/30/06)
25 years ago: May 30, 1981 Teachers in the Jackson School District, angered by the school board's salary decision Friday morning, walked the picket line at graduation exercises Friday night to demonstrate their dissatisfaction; about 30 teachers were involved in the "informal picket."...
GOP agenda: Several legislative goals have been accomplished (05/30/06)
By Carl Bearden The final curtain has fallen on the 93rd General Assembly, providing great successes for Missourians. New laws will ensure Missouri is a better state in which to live, work and raise a family. House Republicans have taken strong, principled stands on tough issues while being responsible stewards of the mandate we received two years ago...
Wal-Mart banking should be allowed (05/30/06)
By Bill Weber During the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, some observers suggested that bankers operated according to a 3-6-3 rule: borrow at 3 percent, lend at 6 percent, and arrive at the golf course by 3 in the afternoon. The relaxed banking atmosphere was made possible by a tight regulatory structure that set interest rates which generally assured bank profits...
Incentives fiasco (05/30/06)
For years, Missouri -- like most states -- has put together incentives to encourage the creation of more jobs around the state. As with any economic development, any competitive edge can make the difference in success. At the same time, most states are constantly upgrading what they offer businesses to invest in the state...
Speak Out 5/30/06 (05/30/06)
Need hepatitis help; Mexico's problems; Waste of money; Fox's disgrace; Taxing concern; Railroad jobs; Thanks a veteran; Broken system; Arrogant politicians; Thanks to soldiers; Wasted dollars; Cape tea party
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