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Stories from Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Cape woman dies from carbon monoxide (07/19/06)
Lethal levels of carbon monoxide took the life of a Cape Girardeau resident early Saturday morning. According to the Cape Girardeau Police Department, Bette Wiist, 81, accidentally left her car's engine running in the garage on Friday. As the engine ran throughout the night, carbon monoxide was sucked in through the home's air conditioning unit and dispersed into Wiist's home...
Jackson's festival now in July (07/19/06)
Those who love the Jackson Homecomers festival will get their summer treat a little early this year. The festival that usually occurs in mid-August has been moved up this year to the end of July, starting on Tuesday and continuing through July 29. Richard Aguilar of the American Legion, which sponsors the event, said organizers hope to make the change permanent...
Man pleads to lesser charge in slaying of Cape teenager (07/19/06)
An Illinois man accused of killing a Cape Girardeau teenager has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the slaying. During an appearance before Circuit Judge William Syler Monday, Bernard P. Richards, 19, of Ullin, Ill., pleaded guilty to felony involuntary manslaughter and misdemeanor leaving the scene of a shooting...
MoDOT denies Jackson grant (07/19/06)
Plans for renovating Jackson's uptown historic district are at a standstill -- at least temporarily. The city has learned it will not receive the $316,000 federal enhancement grant applied for from the Missouri Department of Transportation. The city intended to use the funding to rebuild a portion of High Street and replace the concrete with cobblestone pavers. A wider street with an additional 17 parking spaces and historical lighting were also in the plan...
Cairo mayor: Budget plan shows $600,000 shortfall (07/19/06)
CAIRO, Ill., -- A $2.2 million proposed city budget foresees spending approximately $600,000 over expected revenue, Mayor Paul Farris said Tuesday night after a public hearing on the spending plan. Farris, however, said it is up to the city council, not him, to propose changes to bring expenses in line with income. "We'll see what they come up with Tuesday night."...
The power of flower (07/19/06)
Working on your spring and summer photographs? Warm-weather scrapbooking is the perfect excuse to use flowers, and there are any number of products on the market from which to choose. But chances are there are also some items laying around your house that could be incorporated into a page...
City hopes to finish widening by late August (07/19/06)
City crews will continue work on the section of Broadway stretching from Houck Place to Pacific Avenue for the next month and are hoping to complete it by the time classes begin at Southeast Missouri State University on Aug. 21. Last week, crews laid the first of two layers of asphalt, smoothing the road that leads up to the university entrance. The plan originally called for a net widening of 4 feet on the road, but because of utility conflicts, the widening will only be two feet...
Other counties pave the way (07/19/06)
MORLEY, Mo. -- The black patch of asphalt in front of Lee Cook's home on Scott County Road 413 is a sign of progress to Presiding Commissioner Martin Priggel. Scott County invested $50,000 last year in a hot-mix paving machine, allowing county road crews to lay 2 inches of asphalt over crumbling chip-and-seal surfaces. The longer-lasting asphalt should help reduce costs for the dust control program the county pursues to reduce complaints from residents who live along gravel roads...
Old Appleton Triathlon results (07/19/06)
Results from the Old Appleton Triathlon, which took place Saturday. The event consisted of a 2-mile run, a 22-mile bike ride and a 4-mile run, since the Old Appleton Creek was high and murky. Overall -- 1. Andrew Norton, 1:38.46; 2. Pat Brown, 1:43:20; 3. Pat Mannhard, 1:44.11...
In federal court 7/19/06 (07/19/06)
The following information was released by the office of U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway for defendants who appeared in federal court Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel. SENTENCED Name: Judy K. Tacker Age: 34 Residence: Malden, Mo. Charge: Possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine...
Suspected drug dealer waives detention hearing (07/19/06)
An accused drug dealer waived his detention hearing Tuesday in federal court and would remain in custody. Douglas W. Guyton Jr., 25, of 2829 Themis St., waived the hearing during an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lewis M. Blanton, according to assistant federal prosecutor Keith Sorrell. ...
Museum plans program on Vietnam War (07/19/06)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Stars and Stripes Museum/Library will sponsor Vietnam Living History Day this weekend in Bloomfield. The Saturday event will feature exhibits about the Vietnam War, a concert and guest speakers. An opening ceremony with the posting of the colors by honor guards from the region kicks off the day's events at noon. ...
Cape Girardeau school board hires new administrator (07/19/06)
The Cape Girardeau School District has a new administrator. Behind closed doors Monday night, the school board hired Patrick Morgan, a superintendent from Iowa, as the district's executive director of administrative services. The hiring completes Cape Girardeau superintendent Dr. David Scala's restructuring of the district's top administration...
Huna World Convention draws kindred spirits to Cape (07/19/06)
When you meet someone who practices huna, Greg Boyd said, you'll notice something different about them. "Their lives work," Boyd said. "You'll feel it when you walk into the room. I don't know what it's about, but I've been exploring it for years."...
Homeland Security grants to aid emergency volunteers (07/19/06)
Local emergency volunteer organizations received a financial boost Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. A total of $199,000 in grants was awarded to 30 Citizen Corps Councils throughout the state, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Public Safety...
CVB asks for $81,000 boost to funding request (07/19/06)
At Monday night's Cape Girardeau City Council meeting, the Convention and Visitors Bureau formally requested $236,000 for its next fiscal year budget. The funding, said CVB chairman Chuck Martin, is needed for advertising, promotion, signage and special projects...
Cape man's death rule accidental drowning (07/19/06)
An autopsy on a Cape Girardeau man found in an Illinois lake confirmed he drowned in an accident. Caleb Michael Lumos, 23, of Cape Girardeau, was found Sunday afternoon in Lake of Egypt, about six miles south of Marion, Ill., in Johnson County. The autopsy performed Monday revealed no trauma to the victim's body, and preliminary results indicated he drowned in an accident, county Coroner John McCuan said. Results of toxicological testing could take another month...
Club news 7/19/06 (07/19/06)
Tilsit 4-H; New Salem UMW; Town & Country FCE; Kage FCE; Zonta Club
Company bottles and sells air to health-conscious (07/19/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Health nuts hungry for an energy boost can look beyond vitamin water and smart drinks to a new product hitting the shelves: bottled oxygen. It comes in a super-sized metal can and feels, well, empty. It is, sort of. It's filled with air...
Court: Missouri must allow inmates to have abortions (07/19/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The state must allow pregnant inmates to have an abortion and must transport them to facilities that perform the procedure, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple in Kansas City applies to all female prisoners in Missouri. ...
Judge rules against environmentalists in Katy bridge case (07/19/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by an environmental group that had sought to save an old Missouri River railroad bridge as a potential part of the Katy Trail State Park. The ruling Tuesday by Cole County Judge Byron Kinder follows his April ruling against Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon in a similar lawsuit. ...
Two teens in custody in Colorado after death of Missouri woman (07/19/06)
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. -- Two teenagers wanted for questioning in the slaying of a prosecutor's wife in Missouri were taken into custody Tuesday in this west Denver suburb, police said. A diner at a truck stop called police after he recognized the teens from newspaper photos, police spokeswoman Lisa Stigall said...
Patrol captain shoots self during training (07/19/06)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A Missouri State Highway Patrol commander is recovering after shooting himself in the arm with a pistol. Capt. Johnnie B. Hoggatt, 56, shot himself Monday while participating in a training exercise at a shooting range near Pigeon Creek, off Route A. ...
Man who died in jail had heart disease (07/19/06)
O'FALLON, Mo. -- A northeast Missouri man who died in the O'Fallon city jail was suffering from heart disease, according to preliminary results from an autopsy. St. Charles County Medical Examiner Mary Case's examination showed no signs of physical trauma for Brad Foutes, 51, of New London, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday...
Columbia woman sentenced to 28 years for abuse of son (07/19/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A Columbia woman has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for punishing her 6-year-old son by forcing him to stand under a scalding shower. Boone County Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler sentenced Erma McKinney on Monday to 21 years for assault, 10 years for child abuse, eight years for child endangerment, and seven years for child endangerment in a ritual or ceremony. McKinney will serve the first three sentences concurrently and the last one consecutively...
House rejects gay marriage amendment (07/19/06)
WASHINGTON -- The House rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage on Tuesday, a setback that conservatives hope to turn to their advantage in the fall elections. "Be assured that this issue is not over," said House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill...
Doctor, 2 nurses accused of killing patients with injections after Katrina (07/19/06)
NEW ORLEANS -- A doctor and two nurses who labored at a sweltering, flooded-out hospital in Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath were arrested and accused Tuesday of murdering four trapped and desperately ill patients with injections of morphine and sedatives...
Bush blocked internal Justice probe of eavesdropping program (07/19/06)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush personally blocked a Justice Department investigation of the anti-terror eavesdropping program that intercepts Americans' international calls and e-mails, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday. Bush refused to grant security clearances for department investigators who were looking into the role Justice lawyers played in crafting the program, under which the National Security Agency listens in on telephone calls and reads e-mail without court approval, Gonzales told the Senate Judiciary Committee.. ...
U.S. Senate approves embryonic stem-cell bill (07/19/06)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Tuesday after two days of emotional debate to expand federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research, sending the measure to President Bush for a promised veto that would be the first of his presidency. The bill passed 63-37, four votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to override Bush's veto. The president left little doubt he would reject the bill despite late appeals on its behalf from Nancy Reagan and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Republicans unveil $100 million school voucher plan (07/19/06)
WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans on Tuesday proposed a $100 million plan to let poor children leave struggling schools and attend private schools at public expense. The voucher idea is one in a series of social conservative issues meant to energize the Republican base as midterm elections approach. In announcing their bills, House and Senate sponsors acknowledged that Congress likely won't even vote on the legislation this year...
Search for tsunami survivors in Indonesia (07/19/06)
PANGANDARAN, Indonesia -- Indonesia pledged to build a nationwide tsunami alert system as soldiers pulled bodies from ravaged beaches, homes and hotels Tuesday. Parents searched tearfully for their children and the death toll hit at least 463, with nearly 280 people missing...
Sectarian violence surges in Iraq (07/19/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A Sunni driver lures Shiites into a van by promising jobs -- then blows it up, killing 53 people. Sunni gunmen spray bullets and grenades at shoppers, not caring that they include women and children. Shiite death squads roam Baghdad streets, singling out and slaughtering Sunnis...
Afghan official: Soldiers reclaim southern town from the Taliban (07/19/06)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Hundreds of Afghan and coalition soldiers reclaimed one town from the Taliban and moved on a second Tuesday, following an outburst of violence that has forced thousands of residents to flee their homes, the U.S. military and aid officials said...
320 Americans evacuated by sea and air; cruise ship heads to Lebanon (07/19/06)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- At least 320 Americans left Lebanon by sea and air Tuesday, but hundreds more waited in frustration for a cruise ship hired by the U.S. to take them to Cyprus. U.S. ambassador Jeffrey D. Feltman said 1,000 more Americans will leave today...
Israel: offensive could last several more weeks (07/19/06)
JERUSALEM -- Israel declared Tuesday it was ready to fight Hezbollah guerrillas for several more weeks and possibly send ground forces into Lebanon, raising doubts about international efforts to broker an immediate cease-fire in the fighting that has killed more than 260 people and displaced 500,000...
Southern Miss coach waiting for more info on Craft (07/19/06)
The status of Central High School graduate Mitch Craft in relation to the Southern Mississippi football team still has not been determined. Craft, a redshirt sophomore linebacker at Southern Miss, was arrested last week on a vandalism charge for allegedly breaking a vehicle's windshield and an apartment door and window...
Area sports digest 7/19/06 (07/19/06)
Central Junior High physicals offered Central Junior High School will offer physicals for athletes from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to noon on July 27. Physicals will be offered in the nurse's office at Central Junior High. The fee is $20...
Scott County works extra to get victory (07/19/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jon Simpher said he felt strong enough to perhaps pitch 11 or 12 innings. As it turned out, Simpher only had to go 10 in order to help lead Scott County past Sikeston Tuesday in the opening game of the American Legion District 14 tournament at Harmon Field...
High heat may be factor in annual women's event (07/19/06)
The last two Lassies Classic golf tournaments have gone to extra holes to decide the champions. With high temperatures expected today and Thursday, it may behoove the best team to eschew the extra holes this year. The 28th annual two-woman scramble is set to begin at 8 a.m. at the Cape Girardeau Country Club. The annual event is sponsored by the club's Women's Golf Association...
Cape tops Jackson 5-3 (07/19/06)
Cape Girardeau tops Jackson 5-3, will face top-seeded Dunklin Co. today CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Take away one inning and Lance Young pitched a no-hitter. But Young's three-hitter, along with a late home run by Ty Craft, was enough to lead Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons past Jackson 5-3 Tuesday night in the opening round of the American Legion District 14 tournament at Harmon Field...
Taxes, not steroids, may be Bonds' biggest problem (07/19/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The easy money Barry Bonds made by aggressively selling his name, likeness and sports equipment through his Web site and brief autograph sessions in hotel conference rooms could prove to be the embattled slugger's legal undoing. A federal grand jury is probing whether he paid taxes on some of that fortune, and key government witnesses include a scorned business partner and a jilted lover who profited from the name "Barry Bonds." He also is being investigated for allegedly lying to another federal grand jury about his steroid use.. ...
Armstrong still has issues with director of race (07/19/06)
L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France -- Lance Armstrong is in no mood to forgive Tour de France race director Jean-Marie Leblanc. "The problems and the tension there are so deep," Armstrong said Tuesday. "I'm just not very optimistic." After the seven-time Tour winner retired from cycling last summer, Leblanc heralded a fresh start for cycling, predicting an exciting time for Armstrong's longtime rival, Jan Ullrich of Germany, and the up-and-coming Ivan Basso of Italy...
Landis climbs back into yellow jersey (07/19/06)
L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France -- Floyd Landis is wearing the race leader's yellow jersey again at the Tour de France, regaining it Tuesday in the punishing Alps where a former teammate-turned-rival made quite a name for himself. That teammate, Lance Armstrong, who happened to be in L'Alpe d'Huez as a cheerleader, ended up witnessing the American's winning ride...
O'Neal's parents revise lawsuit against Mizzou staff (07/19/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A revised lawsuit filed Tuesday by the parents of a Missouri football player who died during preseason workouts last year targets team leaders' unfamiliarity with the symptoms and exercise-induced complications of sickle cell trait...
Mickelson goes back to work in pursuit of fourth major win (07/19/06)
HOYLAKE, England -- The leather-bound registry is called the "Strangers Book," an inch thick with weathered pages dating to 1980. The latest edition is in the clubhouse at Royal Liverpool for guests to sign when they play the storied links course...
O'Neil, at 94, makes plate appearance in all-star contest (07/19/06)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil never got a free pass in life. The grandson of a man brought to this continent a slave, O'Neil moved to Kansas City to avoid racial persecution in the Deep South. He played baseball during an era of segregation, and earlier this year was denied entry into the National Baseball Hall of Fame by a special 12-member panel...
Sonics will be sold to Oklahoma group (07/19/06)
SEATTLE -- A group from Oklahoma City has agreed to buy the Seattle SuperSonics and the WNBA's Seattle Storm, the Sonics said Tuesday. The Basketball Club of Seattle will sell the teams to the Professional Basketball Club LLC, headed by Oklahoma City businessman Clay Bennett...
Braves wallop Cardinals again (07/19/06)
ST. LOUIS -- A few days ago, Bobby Cox would have laughed at comparisons between his sub-.500 Atlanta Braves to a 1930 New York Yankees team that featured Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, and he had never even heard of the Boston Beaneaters. Now he knows all about those long-ago offensive juggernauts, because his Braves, though they're still four games below .500, have been matching them...
Curators have opportunity for greater oversight (07/19/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Continued fallout from Quin Snyder's forced resignation as the University of Missouri-Columbia's men's basketball coach has led to a plan for greater -- but limited -- oversight of athletics by curators. Responding to the curators' call for more involvement, University of Missouri system President Elson Floyd has crafted a proposal that would preserve the authority of the chancellors at the system's four campuses to oversee athletics, while also increasing the reporting requirements to Floyd and the curators, a group of 10 political appointees.. ...
Caulking, for a fresh 'new' look in your home (07/19/06)
Remodeling is a wonderful way to make a tired home look like new. But not every budget or schedule allows for tackling a major project -- even when it is needed. However, there are ways to spruce up your household and to give it a fresh "new" look, without breaking the bank, by investing just a few hours on a much-needed home maintenance task such as caulking...
Healthy foods, casseroles and cakes (07/19/06)
We are trying to finish up our softball season, and have been delayed with delays from the much-needed rain. I am not complaining as it has given us several evenings at home. In going through a stack of papers on the desk, I found recipes that are overdue to be passed on to you. So here are those recipes for you to enjoy...
Time for a change on the 'Wall of Fame' (07/19/06)
I think it's time for a change. Go down to the 500-foot section of the floodwall next to Independence Street and you'll see workers sandblasting away the paint. You'll see the 45 faces on the "Missouri Wall of Fame" mural melting away one at a time...
Juan Pichardo (07/19/06)
Juan Carlos Pichardo, 2, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 17, 2006, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He was born Jan. 14, 2004, in Spring George, Md., son of Juan and Maria Dolores Salazar Pichardo. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene...
Ruby Ensley (07/19/06)
Ruby Ensley, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mount Vernon. She was born Aug. 5, 1925, in St. Louis, daughter of William and Mattie Morgon Hall. She married William Ensley, who died in 1988. Ensley had been a waitress, and attended House of Prayer...
Michelle Parnell (07/19/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Michelle Lynn Parnell, 42, of Perryville died Monday, July 17, 2006, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born May 10, 1964, in Perry County. Parnell was a retail clerk, and attended St. Mary's of the Barrens Catholic Church...
Herbert Schmidt (07/19/06)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Herbert E. Schmidt, 86, of Altenburg died Monday, July 17, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 17, 1920, at Wittenberg, Mo., son of Immanuel L. and Bertha Mueller Schmidt. He and Melba N. Mousie were married Nov. 5, 1950. She died Nov. 24, 1984...
Shirley Merryman (07/19/06)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Shirley Merryman, 65, of Olive Branch died Monday, July 17, 2006, at her home. She was born Feb. 14, 1941, in Charleston, Mo., daughter of Walter and Avil Thomas Burgess. She married Willard Merryman July 2, 1956. Merryman attended the Miracle Center in Tamms, Ill. She was a cook at Cairo High School more than 20 years, and managed Cairo Truck Stop 10 years...
William Satterfield (07/19/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- William L. "Red" Satterfield, 76, of Perryville died Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at his home. He was born Jan. 27, 1930, at Morehouse, Mo., son of Roy and Mary Hines Satterfield. He and Floetta Jean McDonald were married Aug. 22,1982, in Perryville, Mo...
Venita Bronenkant (07/19/06)
UNIONTOWN, Mo. -- Venita May Bronenkant, 66, of Uniontown died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 25, 1939, in Vienna, Ill., daughter of Ernest W. and Lora May Newton Rodgers. She and Curtis Bronenkant were married June 25, 1987...
Larry Derossett (07/19/06)
WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Larry Michael "Bucky" Derossett, 59, of Wolf Lake died Monday, July 17, 2006, at his home. He was born Nov. 17, 1946, in Anna, Ill., son of Everett and Violet Allen Derossett. He and Connie J. Leeson were married Dec. 22, 1979, in Wolf Lake...
Fanny Kjer (07/19/06)
Fanny Rebecca Kjer, 104, of Scott City died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 8, 1901, at Graysboro, Mo., daughter of Axel Tycho and Hannah Grant Davis Kjer. Kjer had worked at Ely Walker Co., The Jimplicute Newspaper, and Harmon Furniture. She was a member of First Christian Church in Cape Girardeau...
Charles Scheman Jr. (07/19/06)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Charles J. Scheman Jr., 72, of Perryville died Monday, July 17, 2006, at his home. He was born Nov. 27, 1933, in St. Louis, son of Charles J. and Mary Helen Lawrence Scheman Sr. He and Charlene Busse were married July 31, 1953. Scheman was a driver/salesman with Entenmann's in St. Louis. He was a member of St. Maurus Catholic Church in Biehle, Mo., Teamsters Local 688, Knights of Columbus, Amvets, Perryville Elks Lodge, Riverhills Eagles, and Moose Lodge in Florida...
James Reinagel (07/19/06)
James Reinagel, 78, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Kelso, Mo., died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at his home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
James Logan (07/19/06)
James Craig Logan, 50, of Manchester, Tenn., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, Ky. He was born Nov. 28, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, son of James Walter and Rosemary Craig Logan. He married Vicky Seabaugh May 30, 1981, in Cape Girardeau...
Caleb Lumos (07/19/06)
Caleb Michael Lumos, 23, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 16, 2006, at Lake of Egypt in Southern Illinois. He was born Aug. 6, 1982, in Farmington, Mo., son of the Rev. Dennis and Theresa White Lumos. He was a graduate of Central High School, attended Southeast Missouri State University two years, and was active at the Wesley House. His infectious smile and sense of fun will be missed by family and friends...
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Out of the past 7/19/06 (07/19/06)
25 years ago: July 19, 1981 Construction of the pediatric special care unit at Southeast Missouri Hospital is underway; the four-bed unit, added to the north wing of the hospital, will have bedside monitoring and other specialized equipment. William H. Beggs of Jackson, the founder of Pioneer Orchards west of Jackson, dies at a Cape Girardeau hospital at age 69; Beggs, the son of Henry and Nora Rapp Beggs, married Laura Ochs in 1932; he is survived by his wife, three sons, and his mother...
Missouri's 'recovery' leaves thousands in critical condition (07/19/06)
By Ruth R. Ehresman Policies that make Missouri a desirable place for investment and business development are certainly good for our state. However, for state Sen. Jason Crowell to credit Missouri's economic recovery to legislative changes that have been enacted for less than a year is a long stretch. (July 14, "Missouri economy is on track to a recovery")...
Spend and study (07/19/06)
Hundreds of thousands of dollars and at least 10 years have been spent studying Cape Girardeau County's transportation needs. In 1996, the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission undertook a transportation study ordered by the Cape Girardeau County Commission. Most of the $37,000 spent came from a federal grant...
Patriotism is not a partisan issue (07/19/06)
To the editor: The recent letter from Alan Journet inspired me to write a response. His comments regarding the war in Iraq are indicative of being uninformed or misinformed. Has he not heard of General Sada's confession regarding all of the WMDs being shipped to Syria prior to the 2001 invasion, the 500 mortars containing chemical warheads already discovered in Iraq or the terrorists that were taking refuge in Iraq?...
Protect, fund adult stem-cell research (07/19/06)
To the editor: Imagine 50 years of research in cord-blood and adult stem-cell research without government help or protection. This research has resulted in successful treatments for diseases like leukemia, once a death sentence, immune-system and other blood disorders, cancers, autoimmune diseases, heart diseases and strokes. Parkinson's disease is already being treated using adult stem cells as well as other neurodegenerative disorders...
Speak Out 7/19/06 (07/19/06)
Gorgeous flowers; Buying votes; Shooting rockets; Confederate blacks; Are crosses signs?; Tax-increase perks; Not affected; Invest in stocks; Free rides to church; Outside the city; Precious time; Sewer tax too; Intestate noise; Eyesore sidewalks; Desperate need
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