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Stories from Sunday, July 2, 2006

Commissioner will present plan for Proposition 1 money on Monday (07/02/06)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners have endured criticism from the public for seeking a tax increase without having a definite spending plan detailing what would be purchased with the extra revenue. Commissioner Jay Purcell, in response to those concerns, on Monday will present his proposal for using the money raised if Proposition 1, a half-cent countywide sales tax, wins approval on Aug. 8...
Sheriff hopes sales tax stems costly turnover (07/02/06)
When Sheriff John Jordan explains his plans for using new tax revenue available if voters approve Proposition 1 on the Aug. 8 ballot, he lingers over the deputies he's lost to other law enforcement agencies. Eight deputies to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Four deputies to the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Two to the Jackson Police Department. And two who in December took jobs at the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety...
Life along the lines (07/02/06)
When the last train passed through Advance, Mo., there was no fanfare, no podium with bunting for public officials to mark the day for posterity. In fact, it seemed as if few people in the town even noticed the Frisco line's last hurrah. But Paul Corbin did. The date was Nov. 27, 1965, his 51st birthday...
Demand for timber spurred rail growth (07/02/06)
Railroads were a driving force in the development and settlement of Southeast Missouri, especially the swampy areas south of Cape Girardeau. As demand for timber grew, the need for rail service through the area became important to people like Louis Houck, who saw an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a growing industry...
Ready, aim... (07/02/06)
Everett Rhine steadied a half-scale Napoleon cannon at the Red House Interpretive Center on Saturday while John Lefler swabbed the barrel immediately after firing. The cannon was fired periodically as part of demonstrations by the Sons of the American Revolution and the Bear Track Trading Post...
Oregonians check out sex offenders online (07/02/06)
SALEM, Ore. -- Forget MySpace. Oregonians have a new favorite Web site: a database of predatory sex offenders. A day after the launch, the state police reported Friday the site had logged more than a million page views, and the number was climbing sharply. ...
Scott City traffic stop lands four men in jail (07/02/06)
A traffic stop for speeding June 25 in Scott City has landed four men in Pemiscot County Jail on suspicion of robbery and armed criminal action. In the early morning of June 25 Scott City patrol officer Randy Sloan stopped a vehicle traveling 108 miles per hour on Interstate 55. According to the Scott City Police Department, Sloan smelled marijuana when he approached the car and subsequently searched the vehicle with assistance from the Scott County Sheriff's Department...
Scott City man injured in western Kentucky auto crash (07/02/06)
MORGANFIELD, Ky. -- Three Illinoisans were killed and another person critically injured in a wreck on an Ohio River bridge in western Kentucky, Kentucky State Police said. Vernon M. Hazel, 51, of Scott City, Mo., was westbound on the Highway 56 bridge Friday when his car crossed the center line and hit a car driven by Opal M. Colboth, 69, of Creal Springs, Ill., police said...
Students alerted to 'exposure' of personal data (07/02/06)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Social Security numbers and other personal information of some students at Missouri Southern State University have been "exposed," university officials said. "We recently learned that non-directory information (such as Social Security number, phone number, grade-point average and user identification number) has been exposed for some of our students," interim registrar Cheryl Dobson wrote in an e-mail to some students...
Program offers children free life jackets (07/02/06)
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. -- Two Lake of the Ozarks businessmen are teaming up with a water safety organization to provide free life jackets to children. Charles Meyer, who runs TowBoatUS, and Greg Newell, who owns and operates Bridgeview Marina, have joined forces with the BoatU.S. Foundation to loan personal flotation devices to children, free of charge...
Wiretapped, denounced and indicted, 'leakers' and journalists feel heat around the world (07/02/06)
NEW YORK -- Headline by headline, a trickle of news leaks on Iraq and the antiterror campaign has grown into a steady stream of revelations, and from Pennsylvania Avenue to Downing Street, Copenhagen to Canberra, governments are responding with pressure and prosecutions...
Cheney's heart condition stable, physical shows (07/02/06)
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Dick Cheney's pacemaker is working properly and has not been activated by any irregular heartbeats, according to his annual physical on Saturday that showed his overall heart condition was stable. The 65-year-old Cheney had an electrocardiogram and imaging to check on repaired aneurysms on the back of his knees, his spokeswoman said...
Shuttle launch scrubbed; NASA to try again today (07/02/06)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Thunderstorms forced NASA to call off the launch of Discovery on Saturday, delaying the first space shuttle flight in a year by at least a day. More bad weather was forecast for today and for the rest of the Independence Day weekend...
Monkey is long way from home (07/02/06)
SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Andrew Padilla first saw the monkey in the backyard of his Palo Alto home, hanging out by a fence. He thought it must be a squirrel. It turned out to be a marmoset -- and one that was a long, long way from its native home in the rain forests of South and Central America...
Mexico's choice: Join Latin America's leftist tide or stay with a conservative (07/02/06)
MEXICO CITY -- Mexicans buffeted by a mudslinging, polarized presidential campaign are choosing today between plunging into Latin America's left-wing tide or electing a conservative who favors free trade and globalization. With leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and conservative Felipe Calderon running neck-and-neck, the election -- which will also pick both houses of congress and five governors -- hinges on class divisions that have seldom been talked about so openly in Mexican politics...
Bin Laden's new audio message endorses al-Zarqawi's successor (07/02/06)
CAIRO, Egypt-- Osama bin Laden endorsed the new leader of al-Qaida in Iraq in an Internet posting Saturday, and he warned Shiites there against collaborating with the United States in its fight against Sunni insurgents. In his fifth audio message this year and his second in two days, bin Laden also warned nations not to send troops to Somalia, where Islamic militants have taken over control of the capital and much of the southern part of the country...
University puts faith in The Compliance Group's expertise (07/02/06)
If you have a problem with your plumbing, you call a plumber. When you're an NCAA institution having a problem involving rules violations, you call The Compliance Group. Headed by Chuck Smrt, who worked 17 years for the NCAA enforcement staff, The Compliance Group has assisted several universities and conferences in matters involving investigations, infractions and other compliance issues...
SEMO sidelines will have plenty of new faces next season (07/02/06)
Coaches in the 10-team SEMO boys basketball conference often call it one of the most competitive leagues in the state. Results have backed up those claims, with multiple teams making the state final four in each of the past three seasons. While the play has stayed at a consistently high level, the faces along the sidelines are changing faster than ever. Five of the 11 SEMO Conference schools will have new coaches for 2006-07...
Colwell returns to Southeast staff as assistant coach (07/02/06)
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach B.J. Smith added a familiar face to his staff last week. Katrina Colwell, who had been an assistant last year at Southeast but left to take a job as the girls basketball coach at Herculaneum High School, has returned to her old position...
SIU introduces former Mizzou administrator as AD (07/02/06)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University named Mario L. Moccia, senior associate athletics director at University of Missouri, on Friday as its new athletic director. Moccia, 38, replaces Paul Kowalczyk, who left Southern Illinois in April to become athletic director at Colorado State...
Fan Speak July2 (07/02/06)
Division I starter I WOULD like to be one of the first to congratulate Central High School graduate Mitch Craft on becoming the starting middle linebacker at the University of Southern Mississippi. I wish him good luck with the rest of his college career and hopefully on to a great career in the pros...
Scott County drops first two games in A-B tourney (07/02/06)
The Scott County American Legion baseball team dropped a pair of games to open the Anheuser-Busch American Legion Tournament at Heine Meine in south St. Louis County. Scott County was defeated by Oakville 14-4 on Friday in a game that was stopped at five innings...
Stewart ends slump with strong finish (07/02/06)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Tony Stewart's slump is over, his shoulder is fine and his fence-climbing is as good as ever. Stewart proved that by charging into the lead with two laps to go at Daytona International Speedway to win his second consecutive Pepsi 400 on Saturday night...
Hometown favorite Henry leads Buick Championship (07/02/06)
J.J. Henry shot a 7-under-par 63 on Saturday to grab the third-round lead at the Buick Championship before an appreciative hometown crowd. Henry, who grew up in Fairfield, Conn., strung together three straight rounds under par and was at 11-under 199 heading into Sunday...
Reds join list of teams with halls of fame (07/02/06)
CINCINNATI -- The 1919 World Series is known historically for the Black Sox Scandal, the exile of eight Chicago White Sox players from baseball for conspiring with gamblers to fix the series they were heavily favored to win. In Cincinnati, it's also known for the Reds' first world championship. ...
Co-leader Sorenstam braces for long day (07/02/06)
NEWPORT, R.I. -- Michelle Wie took a penalty stroke to escape the bushes and had to drop in the mud and muck, turning that adventure into an amazing par that kept alive her hopes Saturday at the U.S. Women's Open. Pat Hurst made two straight bogeys that sent her tumbling out of the lead, including one from a mud-caked lie in the bunker that she blasted over the 13th green. ...
Agassi, Venus, Roddick eliminated (07/02/06)
WIMBLEDON, England -- First, a tearful Andre Agassi bowed out of Wimbledon for the final time. Then, defending women's champion Venus Williams departed. Two-time finalist Andy Roddick soon joined them as light faded on Centre Court in a stunning day of upsets Saturday at the All England Club...
With prologue in past, American riders optimistic (07/02/06)
STRASBOURG, France -- With the first Tour de France of the post-Lance Armstrong era rocked by one of the worst doping scandals in cycling's history, American riders may be in good position to take advantage of the depleted field. On Saturday, George Hincapie lost by a split second to big Norwegian sprinter Thor Hushovd in the opening time trial of the sport's premier race. ...
Bruins stay busy on first day for free agents (07/02/06)
The Bruins opened free agency in a big way Saturday. Boston signed two of the top free agents on the market as it moves to revamp its entire lineup, inking 6-foot-9 defenseman Zdeno Chara and center Marc Savard. Chara, the tallest player in the NHL, got a five-year deal worth $37.5 million dollars, while Savard signed a four-year deal worth $20 million...
St. Louis lures defenseman McKee from Sabres (07/02/06)
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Veteran defenseman Jay McKee agreed to terms on a four-year, $16 million contract with the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. McKee's agent Pat Morris told The Associated Press that the overall terms of the deal were far superior to the contract the Buffalo Sabres, his client's former team, offered before allowing McKee to become an unrestricted free agent...
Defending champ Brazil knocked out by France (07/02/06)
France stole Brazil's rhythm, its style, even its samba. Along the way, the French also knocked the defending champions out of the World Cup. The experienced and savvy French ousted the pretournament favorites 1-0 in a stunningly one-sided quarterfinal game Saturday in Frankfurt, Germany. Tacked onto France's 3-0 victory in the 1998 title match -- the last time Brazil lost in the World Cup -- it's clear the Brazilians have a nemesis at soccer's highest level...
Wimbledon results July2 (07/02/06)
Results Saturday at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England; Purse: $18.87 million (Grand Slam); Surface: Grass-Outdoor Men Third Round Irakli Labadze, Georgia, def. Mardy Fish, United States, 6-2, retired. Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, def. Andre Agassi (25), United States, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 6-4...
Slump continues for Cards (07/02/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Mark Teahen hit a solo home run and matched a career high with four RBIs to help the Kansas City Royals beat the slumping St. Louis Cardinals 8-7 in 11 innings Saturday night. The Royals blew a six-run lead and overcame a bases-loaded, no out situation in the 10th to win for the ninth time in 12 tries...
Infractions committed by Southeast women's basketball program don't seem significant -- yet (07/02/06)
I left town Thursday for a vacation in California, so I'm not totally in the loop regarding what's going on with the recent announcements regarding NCAA violation within the Southeast Missouri State basketball programs. But here are a few comments -- all the way from Cali -- on the situation:...
If you meet a wolf, enjoy the experience (07/02/06)
BOISE, Idaho -- Thousands of vacationers in the West will likely see a wolf in the wild for the first time this summer, often from the road but sometimes while camping or hiking. The federal government and state agencies that manage wolves have concise rules on what is legal in these encounters, and experts who study wolf behavior offer advice on how to handle what is likely to be an unforgettable experience...
See what Minnesota has to offer for vacation (07/02/06)
Looking for a vacation spot where you can cool off this summer? Pack your hiking boots and fishing gear and head for Paul Bunyan country, in the forests and lakes of northern Minnesota. A handy jumping-off point is the city of Brainerd -- www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/ -- a short flight or little more than two hours' drive along the Mississippi River from Minneapolis. ...
Angling traditions endure in remote Maine village (07/02/06)
GRAND LAKE STREAM, Maine -- From his seat at the square stern of his Grand Lake Stream canoe, master Maine guide Randy Spencer points to a splotch of light-colored water along the shore of Big Lake. "Put it right in there," he instructs. My companion, photographer Bob Bukaty, casts the line 30 feet, dropping the yellow and red popper fly in the middle of the target area, a gravel-bottomed spawning bed where a male smallmouth bass may be hovering over eggs deposited by the female...
For a different vacation, try the west coast of Michigan (07/02/06)
NEW BUFFALO, Mich. -- Imagine a weeklong vacation spent lounging on a sandy beach in Florida, touring a Napa Valley winery, visiting an art gallery in New York, exploring a historic Cape Cod lighthouse and golfing surfside on Hilton Head Island. Sounds great -- except for the expense, the unfeasible travel logistics and the exhaustion...
Armadillo invasion (07/02/06)
Long claws, ideal for digging. A bump-covered snout, perfect for sniffing bugs up to six inches under the ground. Bands of hard shell around its trunk. Meet Dasypus novemcinctus. No, it's not a creature from a science fiction movie, but it was alien to this part of Southeast Missouri until recent decades...
Decorating dilemma: the floating mirror (07/02/06)
HE SAID: I walked out into the hallway the other day, and there sat a mirror. The mirror was full-length, trimmed in black and resting against the wall. Aha, I thought. There's a column. Because there's a story behind that mirror. The story begins a few years ago when Callie started taking over the house. ...
Dr. Max Cordonnier (07/02/06)
Dr. Max Edward Cordonnier, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 19, 1934, at Carthage, Mo., son of Harold James and Edrie Marie Schopf Cordonnier. Mr. Cordonnier retired from Southeast Missouri State University in 1992, where he taught 30 years. He also taught a year at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and also taught at the University of Kansas while working on his doctorate in English language and literature...
Donna Boyel (07/02/06)
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- Donna Kay Boyel, 59, formerly of Jackson, passed away Friday, June 30, 2006, at Westchester House in Chesterfield, Mo. She was born Jan. 19, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Marvin and Gladys L. Bowers Surface. She and George Boyel were married June 4, 1967, in Jackson. The family lived 23 years in St. Charles, Mo...
Kenneth Bohnsack (07/02/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Kenneth Carl Bohnsack, 81, of Marble Hill died Friday, June 30, 2006, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. He was born May 5, 1925, at Zalma, Mo., son of Roy Lee and Lottie Nevada Bitterman Bohnsack. He and Ina M. Collins were married Dec. 5, 1943. She died March 28, 2006...
Wilbert Enke (07/02/06)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Wilbert W. Enke, 85, of Altenburg died Friday, June 30, 2006, at his home. He was born July 19, 1920, in St. Louis, son of Walter and Lena Wachter Enke. He and Emma Kranawetter were married Jan. 19, 1947. Enke was a retired truck driver for Schaefer Water Care. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, AmVets Post 94, American Legion Post 133, a World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient and past commander of VFW Post 4282...
Doile Hood (07/02/06)
GIPSY, Mo. -- Doile Wayne Hood, 45, of Gipsy died Friday, June 30, 2006, at his home. He was born July 31, 1960, at Frisbee, Mo., son of Glen B. and Eva J. Jackson Hood. He and Sue Hobbs were married June 14, 2002, at Farmington, Mo. Hood worked as a mechanic and as a farm worker. He was a member of Christ Gospel Church in Puxico, Mo...
Emma Shrum (07/02/06)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Emma Ruth Shrum, 95, of Sedgewickville, Mo., died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 24, 1911, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of Sebastian and Clara E. Loberg Lukefahr. She and the Rev. Fred H. Shrum were married Nov. 24, 1934, at Fredericktown, Mo. He preceded her in death in February 1997...
Kaltenbach-Bollinger (07/02/06)
Brooke Ashley Kaltenbach and Nathan Scott Bollinger were married Oct. 1, 2005, at Cape Bible Chapel. Dan Greene performed the ceremony. Pianist was Matt Yount and soloist was Wendy Petzoldt. Parents of the bride are Jon and Phyllis Kaltenbach of Joplin, Mo. The groom is the son of Doug and Beth Bollinger and Phyllis Bollinger, all of Jackson...
Gildehaus-Wessel (07/02/06)
Melissa Ann Gildehaus and Eric Dennis Wessel exchanged vows March 31, 2006, at A.P. Green Chapel on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Richard Ingmire performed the ceremony. Organist was Colleen Ostercamp of Columbia. The bride is the daughter of Cuddy and Cindy Gildehaus of Beaufort, Mo. The groom is the son of Dennis and Susan Wessel of Cape Girardeau...
Kunz-Hesselbach (07/02/06)
Elizabeth Clarkson Kunz and Joseph Edward Hesselbach were married Aug. 13, 2005, at Graham Chapel on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. The bride is the daughter of David and Gail Kunz of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Mary and Ron Howard of Little Rock, Ark., and Michael Hesselbach of Chicago...
Limbaugh-Foristal (07/02/06)
Katherine DeVaughn Limbaugh and Steven Joseph Foristal were married Dec. 17, 2005, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood, Mo. The Rev. Monte Haun and the Rev. Michael Marchlewski performed the ceremony. Readers were Kristy Allison of Mount Olive, Ill., and Emily Trost of Chicago...
McDowell- Johnson (07/02/06)
Sheryl Vanderpool of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Erica Dawn McDowell, to Joshua Joe Johnson. He is the son of Brad and Cheryl Johnson of Olathe, Kan. McDowell is a 2004 graduate of Central High School. Johnson is a 2003 graduate of Olathe North High School. He is employed with the city of Gardner, Kan...
Thiele- Lorenz (07/02/06)
Ed and Doris Thiele of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Thiele, to Brandon Lorenz, both of Columbia, Mo. He is the son of Dane and Sherry Lorenz of Fruitland and Teresa and Todd Burns of Jackson. Thiele received a degree in fine arts from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May...
Penny-Eddleman (07/02/06)
Terry and Joyce Penny of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Julianne Nicole Penny, to Ashley Christopher Eddleman. He is the son of Harley and Jeanie Eddleman Jr. of Marble Hill, Mo. Penny is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007. She is employed at Olive Garden and at the university...
Givens- Beaird (07/02/06)
Jack and Janene Givens of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Givens, to James Beaird Jr. He is the son of James and Bonnie Beaird of Sikeston, Mo. Givens is a 1992 graduate of Jackson High School. She is a cost analyst in Cape Girardeau...
Sneathen- Beal (07/02/06)
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Sneathen of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Diana Sneathen, to Darrin Edwin Beal. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Beal of Advance, Mo. Sneathen is a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a degree in radiological sciences from Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences in 2006. She is a special procedures radiology technologist at Southeast Hospital...
Sauer-Choe (07/02/06)
Darryl and Deborah Sauer of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Nadia Marie Sauer, to Ulyee Choe, both of Tampa, Fla. He is the son of Pasha and Mindy Choe of Clearwater, Fla. Sauer is a 1996 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Southeast Missouri State University in 2000, and a doctor of osteopathic medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Mo., in 2005. ...
Gittemeier-Gebhardt (07/02/06)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- David Hartnett of Warrenton, Mo., Barbara Gittemeier of St. Charles, Mo., and Timothy Carter of High Hill, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Marie Gittemeier, to Ronald Lee Gebhardt II, both of Sedgewickville. He is the son of Ronald and Joan Gebhardt of Perryville, Mo...
Friedrichs married 50 years (07/02/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Earl Friedrich of Jackson were honored at a luncheon June 3, 2006, in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. The event was held at Zion United Methodist Church in Gordonville, hosted by their children. Friedrich and Maxine Blumenberg were married June 3, 1956, at Zion Church. He is a retired carpenter, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict...
Cliftons observe 25th event (07/02/06)
Scott and Katherine Clifton of Naperville, Ill., were honored at a surprise celebration of their silver wedding anniversary. The event was held at the Terra Nova Restaurant at the Wyndham Hotel in Lisle, Ill. Host was their daughter, Morgan Pacheco of Oswego, Ill., assisted by their son, Anthony Clifton of Naperville...
Kapfers together 60 years (07/02/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Kapfer of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner June 4, 2006, at Cedar Street Restaurant. Kapfer and Marcella Glastetter were married June 3, 1946, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg, Mo., by the Rev. Eggeman...
Askews observe 60th event (07/02/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Askew Sr. of Cape Girardeau observed their 60th wedding anniversary with a recent cruise to Alaska. Hosts of the trip were their children, Yvonne Askew and Bill (Carol) Askew Jr., both of Florida, Shireen (Bill) Eckelmann of Cape Girardeau, and Kimberly (Kenny) Weik of Festus, Mo...
Party honors Meyers on 65th (07/02/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Meyer of Cape Girardeau were honored with a dinner party May 28, 2006, in celebration of their 65th wedding anniversary. Hosts were their children, Mary Jean McIntyre, Janice Meyer, Thomas M. Meyer, David Meyer, Deborah Joyce, Elizabeth McFerron, and Donna Boyd...
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Out of the past 7/2/06 (07/02/06)
25 years ago: July 2, 1981 The Cape Girardeau City Council last night voted to approve a public transit system, which will use five leased buses -- four on fixed routes and one in reserve -- and a demand-response van, which the city will either lease or purchase...
Spirit of America (07/02/06)
The Spirit of America Award will be presented during the Libertyfest celebration Tuesday in downtown Cape Girardeau. The award given by the Southeast Missourian goes annually to a person who personifies the character and service to community that helped shape America. This is the fourth year the award has been presented. Past recipients are John "Doc" Yallaly, Dr. Dan Cotner and Melvin Gateley...
Libertyfest and more (07/02/06)
Thousands of people will congregate on the riverfront in Cape Girardeau for the annual Fourth of July Libertyfest celebration. In addition to the fireworks at 9:30 p.m., this year's celebration will be highlighted by the dedication of a new Vietnam War Memorial at Common Pleas Courthouse Park to begin at 5 p.m...
Arguments ignore climate experts (07/02/06)
To the editor Shame on you for reprinting propaganda masquerading as serious academic debate about global warming. This is the same disproven, pseudoscientific argument Exxon/Mobil has been paying lobbyists to promulgate for years. Tom Harris, the author, is credited as a mechanical engineer working for a "public affairs and public policy company." A lobbyist? A Google search reveals his employer, High Park Group, no longer maintains an active Web site. ...
Don't put Chaffee students at risk (07/02/06)
To the editor: The issue of running more trains through Chaffee is of great concern to me. I live on the east side of Chaffee, which is across the tracks. This has not been a problem to me for 44 years, even though I have to cross the tracks to get to the grocery store, church, post office, bank and doctor. ...
Dangerous intersection in Jackson (07/02/06)
To the editor: I just saw another accident at the intersection of Highway 25/U.S. 61 and Jackson Boulevard. The ambulance was loading someone to take them to the hospital. Why did the city and state not bring the divided highway down from the top of the hill to the intersection? There have been a lot of accidents in this area as drivers try to cut across many lanes of traffic to either turn into the gas station or come out of it. ...
Not enough to vote for Democrats (07/02/06)
To the editor: "Had enough? Vote Democrat." I am sure you have seen this bumper sticker around town. But I have to ask: "Had enough of what?" Had enough prosperity? Had enough security? Had enough low taxes? My memory is not so bad that I do not remember the excesses of the Clinton White House and the ineptness of the Carter White House...
Speak Out 7/2/06 (07/02/06)
Foolish spending; Some questions; Find own heroes; Tough love; Restaurant rudeness; Real criminals; Double standards; Making our own; Illegal aliens
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