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Treasurer estimates $4.1 million for first year of sales tax (10/22/06)
Cape Girardeau County's new sales tax should bring in at least $4.1 million during 2007, according to an estimate from Treasurer Roger Hudson. The tax, approved by voters on Aug. 8, takes effect Jan. 1. During the campaign for the tax, county commissioners estimated that the annual revenue from the tax would be about $6 million...
Paisley, Underwood perform in front of near-capacity crowd (10/22/06)
Three former "American Idol" stars turned major label recording artists have visited Cape Girardeau in the last two months. Bo Bice and Josh Gracin performed at this year's SEMO District Fair in September. On Saturday night at the Show Me Center, 2005 "Idol" winner Carrie Underwood showed 5,083 people why she's the most successful of the three. ...
Some police officials see high-speed chases as no-win situation (10/22/06)
A police chase prompted by a car speeding through a Chaffee, Mo., stop sign ended tragically Sept. 23 when the pursued vehicle crashed, killing two and seriously injuring two others. Killed were driver Garrett K. Williams, 19, of Allenville, and Debra P. Johnson, 46, of Delta. Betina M. Ott, 23, and Daniel L. Moore, 20, both of Chaffee, Mo., were critically injured and remain hospitalized...
Loyal crowd turns out for parade (10/22/06)
Determining which sorority or fraternity chanted the loudest or packed the most students in the bed of their pickups might have been hard, but determining the loyalty of the spectators was easy. Southeast Missouri State University's Homecoming parade ran from Capaha Park to Main Street on Saturday...
SEMO summer graduates (10/22/06)
Area students who graduated with honors or advanced degrees as listed by hometown:...
Chaffee student charged with making threats to students' safety (10/22/06)
A 17-year-old Chaffee High School student is in custody following charges he made a terrorist threat. His bond has been set at $5,000. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said deputies received a call from the Chaffee Police Department saying the student made threats against the safety of schoolmates while in line for class...
Veteran Corps returns to SEMO (10/22/06)
They're older and a little grayer now. Most of them have traded the "VETS" sweat shirts and patched denim for collared shirts and khakis. They were once the students who scared the establishment, and now they've joined it. But these guys can still throw a heck of a pig-roast party...
Emotional rescue: Missouri man with bipolar disorder finds help (10/22/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Say "hello" to Sadie the service parrot. You say you've never heard of a service parrot? You're not alone. Sadie could well be the only certified service parrot around. We've spent a month looking for another, but so far we've turned up not a one...
Judge: attorney must testify in IDOT lawsuit (10/22/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- In an apparent legal setback for Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration, a federal judge has ruled that Springfield attorney Mary Lee Leahy must give a deposition in a wrongful firing lawsuit brought by 17 former Illinois Department of Transportation employees...
Election judge acknowledges casting two absentee ballots (10/22/06)
MAPLEWOOD, Mo. -- A veteran Republican election judge will not be allowed to work at the polls Nov. 7 after acknowledging he illegally cast two absentee ballots. St. Louis County Election Board chairman John Diehl said the man -- the second judge caught double-voting this year -- was elderly and told election officials that he hadn't meant to vote twice. Diehl declined to identify the judge...
Murder warrants issued for Kentucky couple in case of slain social worker (10/22/06)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- A couple accused of kidnapping the woman's 9-month-old son from a social worker who was later found dead also will face murder charges when authorities return them to Kentucky from Illinois. Murder warrants were issued Friday in Kentucky for Renee Terrell and her boyfriend, Christopher Wayne Luttrell. They had already been charged with fleeing that state to avoid prosecution, a crime punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine up to $250,000...
Away from campus, Columbia seeks party crackdown (10/22/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The remnants from a night of drunken excess in the neighborhoods near the University of Missouri-Columbia can be enough to make even the most tolerant townie blush. Empty beer cans litter front yards and sidewalks. Discarded pizza boxes and fast-food wrappers flutter in the breeze. When the wind is right, a stench of urine seeps through the air...
Illinois mortuary science school draws varied students (10/22/06)
GALESBURG, Ill. -- The backgrounds of students in the Mortuary Science program at Carl Sandburg College are as diverse as the curriculum. On any given day, displaced factory workers from Iowa, an Iraq war veteran from Manito or a recent Knoxville High School graduate might be studying the finishes of caskets, the psychology of grief or the science of embalming...
Mo. smokers peeved by proposed tobacco tax increase (10/22/06)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ron Fields is sensitive to the annoyance of second-hand smoke. Cigarettes are banned in both the restaurant he manages and his home. Yet he continues to light up -- stepping outside to do so several times a day, even in brisk winds and chilly weather...
Man charged with hitting girl he allegedly tossed into lake (10/22/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man accused of tossing his estranged wife's 5-year-old daughter off a bridge into a lake faces additional charges of abuse and burglary. Johnnie Jerome Kerns, 29, of Springfield, was charged last month with felony kidnapping and assault for allegedly taking the girl from her mother's home on Sept. 6 and throwing her into McDaniel Lake...
At next U.S. population milestone, racial categories will be more fluid (10/22/06)
Now that the nation officially numbers more than 300 million, what next? What will 400 million look like? If demographers are right, we'll hit that mark by 2043. They and other futurists envision a typical American neighborhood that year will be something like this:...
Investigators at site of Pa. train crash (10/22/06)
NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. -- Federal investigators arrived Saturday at the smoldering scene where two dozen ethanol tanker cars derailed and several exploded on a southwestern Pennsylvania bridge. With tanker cars still burning, National Transportation Safety Board officials said they would gather maintenance records and interview witnesses, including crew members of the Norfolk Southern train...
More human remains found in manholes at World Trade Center site (10/22/06)
NEW YORK -- Workers recovered more human remains Saturday from several manholes as the city began a new search for Sept. 11 victims. The search was ordered after the surprise discovery of dozens of bones in an abandoned manhole this week. City officials said that about 15 more pieces of remains had been recovered, bringing the total to nearly 100 this week...
Sculpting plastic and air (10/22/06)
IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. -- Instead of clay or wood, sculptor Larry Moss prefers a highly malleable but far less durable material: balloons. Moss typically creates air-filled models of humans, animals and monsters, but his latest piece of performance art is even spookier: a 10,000-square-foot, 10-room, walk-through haunted house made out of 130,000 latex balloons...
Supreme Court allows Arizona to require photo ID in Nov. election (10/22/06)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Friday that Arizona may require voters to provide photo IDs when they cast their ballots next month. The justices cautioned that they were not issuing a ruling on the constitutionality of Arizona's law. "As we have noted, the facts in these cases are hotly contested," the court said in an unsigned five-page order...
Bush holds White House strategy session on war policy in Iraq (10/22/06)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Saturday reviewed Iraq strategy with top war commanders and national security advisers, but indicated little inclination for major changes to an increasingly divisive policy. "Our goal in Iraq is clear and unchanging: Our goal is victory," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "What is changing are the tactics we use to achieve that goal."...
Passengers fall ill aboard riverboat on Ohio River (10/22/06)
HENDERSON, Ky. -- Health officials are investigating an outbreak of flu-like symptoms aboard a riverboat cruise of the Ohio River that left sent several passengers to the hospital. Eight people remained hospitalized in western Kentucky on Saturday. The Mississippi Queen passengers were part of a group taken to Methodist Hospital on Friday evening. More than 30 had reported that they were ill, including 22 who suffered from nausea and vomiting, hospital officials said...
Iran suggests talks with West amid fading prospects for U.N. sanctions (10/22/06)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran offered Saturday to talk with the West about its disputed nuclear program days before the United States and its partners are expected to circulate a draft resolution providing for limited sanctions against Tehran. But prospects for any U.N. action dimmed as Russia declared it will not support measures to punish Iran or "promote ideas of regime change there."...
Abbas brings in retired security commander (10/22/06)
JERUSALEM -- The Palestinian president on Saturday brought a security commander out of retirement to block Hamas from building up its forces in the West Bank, the latest sign that the standoff between the Islamic militant group and Fatah could erupt into widespread violence...
Rice prods Russia on press freedoms (10/22/06)
MOSCOW -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Saturday delivered a symbolic rebuke to Russia over shrinking press freedoms even as she courted President Vladimir Putin for help punishing Iran over its nuclear program. Rice made a point of scheduling an interview with Novaya Gazeta, the newspaper where a reporter critical of Russian policy in neighboring Chechnya had worked before her murder this month. Rice also met with the reporter's son...
Nigerian militants release 7 foreign oil workers (10/22/06)
The Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria -- Militants in Nigeria have freed seven foreign oil workers seized during an attack earlier this month on an ExxonMobil compound in the restive southern delta region, company officials said Saturday. The workers -- four Britons, a Romanian, an Indonesian and a Malaysian -- were handed over by the Nigerian government to ExxonMobil officials in the southern town of Eket, said a company official, Yemi Fakajjo. ...
S. Korea has reason to keep key projects with N. Korea (10/22/06)
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea is still sending tourists to a mountain resort in the North and maintaining a joint economic zone, despite pressure to cancel the projects after Pyongyang's nuclear test. The country has its reasons for refusing to shut down key projects that help keep Kim Jong Il's regime afloat, including competition with China for influence over the impoverished nation...
Mortar attack, bombings kill 18 in market south of Baghdad (10/22/06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Five bicycle bombs and a hail of mortar shells ripped apart a market south of Baghdad on Saturday, killing 18 people in yet another sign that Iraq's government and U.S. forces were struggling to contain sectarian violence. Three U.S. Marines also were killed, making October the deadliest month for American forces this year...
Coaches walk fine line to keep runners healthy (10/22/06)
A cross country coach must walk a fine line to help runners peak at the right time while not pushing too hard. Injury in sports often is unavoidable and no sport is immune, even noncontact sports. Cross country running seems to have more than its fair share of injuries, and ultimately, keeping runners healthy is as vital as any duty for a coach...
Moreland paces Central girls (10/22/06)
Central sophomore Brittany Moreland placed first in the Class 4 District 1 cross country meet on Saturday and teammate Veronica Schabbing finished second to lead the Tigers girls squad into a top-four finish in the qualifying meet for next weekend's sectional...
With game rained out, Kelly settles for share of third (10/22/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Rain washed away Kelly's chance to finish its softball season on a winning note Saturday, as all four third-place games were canceled at the Rainbow Softball Complex. Kelly finished its season 25-7. The Hawks and third-place opponent Marion C. Early each will be awarded third-place trophies and individual medals. This was the 10th trip to the state final four for Kelly, and the fifth time the Hawks have brought home third...
Central boys soccer falls 7-0 to DeSmet (10/22/06)
The Central boys soccer team lost 7-0 at St. Louis powerhouse DeSmet on Saturday. The Tigers fell behind 5-0 at half. DeSmet added a goal on a penalty kick 30 seconds into the second half and scored off a corner kick with 3 seconds to go. "They had the best player I've seen all year in junior forward Will Bruin," Central coach Tom Doyle said...
Quarterback change sparked Eastern Kentucky (10/22/06)
Eastern Kentucky coach Danny Hope toyed with the idea of not even starting quarterback Josh Greco against Southeast Missouri State Saturday -- even though Greco is the reigning Ohio Valley Conference offensive player of the year. But when Greco, who is bothered by an injured finger on his throwing hand, struggled in the first half, Hope pulled him out of the game...
Redhawks end losing streak with victory over Samford (10/22/06)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team broke a four-match losing streak Saturday by beating visiting Samford in four games. Southeast won 30-25, 28-30, 30-22, 30-8 as the Redhawks improved to 11-13 overall and 5-5 in Ohio Valley Conference play. Samford is 6-18 and 1-9...
Southeast suffers heartbreak in homecoming loss to EKU (10/22/06)
Throw out Saturday's third quarter, and Southeast Missouri State has a big homecoming victory over a team the Redhawks had never beaten at Houck Stadium. Unfortunately for Southeast, there are no mulligans in football. So all the Redhawks had to show for their spirited late comeback is a 27-21 loss -- thanks primarily to 27 consecutive third-period points by Eastern Kentucky, which was shut out in the other three periods...
Fan Speak Oct22 (10/22/06)
More softball The all-conference team was published in the Southeast Missourian recently. District and regional picks for softball also have taken place. Could that be put in the paper? (It sure can, if the parties with that information pass it along.)...
Area digest Oct22 (10/22/06)
Silva to speak Monday at soccer refs meeting Herbert P. Silva, a U.S. Soccer Federation national instructor with extensive professional experience, will be the guest speaker Monday for the Southeast Missouri Soccer Referees Association meeting. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. at River Eagle Distributing conference room, 2346 Rust Ave...
GOLF Hole in one factoids Oct22 (10/22/06)
A look at hole in ones at Southeast Missouri's golf courses since the start of the 2000 season through the end of July: By month: January, 1; February, 2; March, 16; April, 22; May, 24; June, 39; July, 37; August, 27; September, 20; October, 13; November, 10...
Gordon comes to one of his favorite stops with slim title hopes (10/22/06)
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- The fall visit to Martinsville Speedway is one Jeff Gordon always looks forward to, especially when he's contending for NASCAR's big championship. He's the dominant NASCAR driver at the .526-mile Martinsville Speedway, with seven career victories and an average finish of third in his last seven visits here. He kept his mastery up Friday, too, qualifying second behind Kurt Busch for the Subway 500...
Rams have made habit of nail-biters in 4-2 start (10/22/06)
ST. LOUIS -- If the NFL is all about parity, the St. Louis Rams are the poster boys. Not that first-year coach Scott Linehan is showing any signs of stress after six straight nail-biters. To Linehan, close games are just a way of life. "We've been in that position each week," Linehan said. "I think it's pretty common that the last possession's going to make or break games in the NFL. It just so happens it's been really the last play with us."...
Southeast box Oct22 (10/22/06)
Southeast summary E. KENTUCKY 27, SE MISSOURI STATE 21 Southeast--T.Anderson 1 run (Schermann kick), 13:45. EKen--Williams 31 pass from Holland (Long kick), 12:43. EKen--FG Long 19, 9:11. EKen--Bugg 28 pass from Holland (Long kick), 6:22. EKen--Curry 60 interception return (Long kick), 5:43...
Tigers get back on winning trail by beating Kansas State (10/22/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A wet field, a slippery ball, a 13-game losing streak -- none of it mattered to Chase Daniel. Missouri's sophomore quarterback put on another passing display Saturday, throwing touchdown passes to four different receivers as the 24th-ranked Tigers beat Kansas State 41-21, snapping a 13-game losing streak against the Wildcats...
Matteson takes lead at Funai Classic (10/22/06)
Troy Matteson has turned his rookie season into a rousing success. He did it in four weeks, too. Matteson birdied the last two holes Saturday, finished with a 7-under 65 and had a one-shot lead at 19-under 197 after the third round of the Funai Classic at Disney in Lake Buena Vista, Fla...
World series gamer Oct22 (10/22/06)
DETROIT -- With the right rookie on the mound, it was the scrappy St. Louis Cardinals who looked sharp in the World Series. Even with a week off, the Detroit Tigers were ragged. Anthony Reyes pitched brilliantly into the ninth inning, Albert Pujols made Detroit pay for pitching to him, and Scott Rolen also homered to help St. Louis cruise past the Tigers 7-2 in the Series opener Saturday night...
Former Yanks Weaver, Rogers meet tonight in second tilt (10/22/06)
DETROIT -- When last seen in the World Series, Jeff Weaver and Kenny Rogers were both New York Yankees' failures. They'll be back tonight, facing off against each other in Game 2. Weaver, 2-1 for the St. Louis Cardinals in the postseason, gave up a 12th-inning home run to Florida's Alex Gonzalez that evened the 2003 World Series at two games apiece, and the Marlins went on to defeat the Yankees in six games...
Cardinals continue improbable postseason run (10/22/06)
How about those Cardinals? And who would have thunk it? Not many people, I would venture to say, after that mediocre 83-win regular season and the way they limped into the playoffs after nearly blowing a huge division lead. But look at them now. St. Louis is in the World Series, having completed an improbable run through the National League by beating the Mets 3-1 in Thursday's classic Game 7 of the National League Championship Series...
Slumber parties more than a sleeper hit (10/22/06)
NEW YORK -- Who goes to sleepover parties these days? Girls of all ages -- children, tweens, teens, big sisters and even mothers. Slumber parties seem to be cooler than ever. Girls have found a few new things to do: video games have replaced Ouija boards and the girls troll MySpace -- sometimes leaving bogus instant messages -- instead of making prank calls...
Have a good time in and around Cleveland (10/22/06)
Take a musical vacation, to the place in the Midwest where rock 'n' roll is Topic No. 1, and check the Web to see what else you can do for fun in and around the city of Cleveland. Taking the kids along? For dinosaur lovers, there's a king-sized exhibit, "A T.rex Named Sue," at the Museum of Natural History -- www.cmnh.org/site/ -- running Nov. ...
For archeology buffs (10/22/06)
CARAL, Peru -- A sudden wind gust blows eerily down from rocky Andean foothills, kicking up a cinnamon-colored cloud over the moonscape of ruins that is the oldest city in the Americas. The sky is a crisp blue. All around in the Supe River Valley are lush fields of onion and corn...
Developer plans $200 million Utah resort (10/22/06)
BIG WATER, Utah -- A $200 million resort near Lake Powell for wealthy world travelers is being built by the Asian luxury spa operator Amanresorts. Amanresorts plans to open the 100,000-square-foot spa, offering $1,200-a-night hotel rooms and private villas priced at up to $6 million by mid-2008, according to The Salt Lake Tribune...
Women's clothing sizes have been shrinking for decades (10/22/06)
Lin Bergfield's trips to the mall can be challenging. Recently, the Cape Girardeau woman fit comfortably in a size 10 pair of jeans at one store in West Park Mall. At another store, she struggled to fit into a size 12. "It's definitely frustrating," Bergfield said as she shopped for the perfect pair of blue jeans...
Al Pacino to receive American Film Institute's lifetime achievement award (10/22/06)
LOS ANGELES -- Al Pacino can add another acting accolade to his collection. The 66-year-old actor will receive the American Film Institute's highest honor, the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award. Sir Howard Stringer, chairman of the AFI board of trustees, called Pacino "an icon of American film." "His career inspires audiences and artists alike," Stringer said...
James Williams Jr. (10/22/06)
James F. Williams Jr., 86, of Crump passed away Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at his home. He was born Aug. 22, 1920, in Dutchtown, son of James F. and Emma Brase Williams Sr. He and Euva L. Jackson were married Dec. 2, 1940, in Crump. Williams was a lifelong resident of Crump, where he worked in his father's store as a child and attended grade school. ...
Richard Scheeter (10/22/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Richard "Dick" Philip Scheeter 85, of Chaffee left this earthly world to join the heavenly father on Friday morning, Oct. 20, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 2, 1921, in New Hamburg, Mo., son of Leo and Dora Goetz Scheeter. He and Beatrice V. Miller were united in holy matrimony on March 9, 1940. She preceded him in death on Dec. 28, 1989. He married Louise Johnson Kielhofner on July 5, 1997...
Mary Dennis (10/22/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mary Mae Dennis, 93, of Chaffee died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Jan. 26, 1913, at Chaffee, daughter of William Henry and Susan Elizabeth Stidham White. She and Aubrey C. Dennis were married Nov. 23, 1931. He died Dec. 31, 2002...
Helen Smith (10/22/06)
Helen L. Fadler Smith, 86, of Florissant, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at Delmar Gardens Nursing Home in Florissant. She was born April 16, 1920 at Patton, Mo., daughter of Charles M. and Etta Missouri Conrad Fadler. She and Paul E. Smith were married. He died April 14, 1991...
Robert M. Kinder (10/22/06)
Robert M. "Bob" Kinder, 67, of Burfordville passed away Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at his home. Bob was born June 22, 1939, in Peoria, Ill., son of the late Lorenzo A. and Marie Miller Kinder. He and Shirley Kester were married May 19, 1962, in Friedheim, Mo...
Gary Lee (10/22/06)
Gary Lee, 62, of Calhoun, Ga., formerly of Bollinger County, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at his home. Friends may call at 4 p.m. Monday at Ponders Home Funeral Home in Calhoun. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
McDowell-Johnson (10/22/06)
Erica Dawn McDowell and Joshua J. Johnson were married July 15, 2006, at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm in Olathe, Kan. Judge Linda Trigg performed the ceremony. Music was by Ivone Myers of Garnett, Kan., sister of the groom. Sheryl Vanderpool of Cape Girardeau is the mother of the bride. The groom is the son of Brad and Cheryl Johnson of Olathe, Kan...
Hadley-Kirn (10/22/06)
Candi Lea Hadley and Andrew Michael Kirn were married Oct. 10, 2006, at Common Pleas Courthouse Gazebo. Billy Weber performed the ceremony. Music was by Harry Martin. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Deanie Hadley of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Tracy and Bryan Deck of Whitewater...
Grabel-Jeans (10/22/06)
Kristen Elaine Grabel and Matthew Todd Jeans exchanged vows May 20, 2006, in an outdoor setting at the Grabel home. The Rev. James Erdman performed the ceremony. Pianists were Diane Wicker of Cape Girardeau and Mary Lopez of DeSoto, Mo.; soloist was Rachel Bruemmer of Jefferson City, Mo.; and a duet was performed by Dr. Chris Goeke and Lori Shaffer of Cape Girardeau...
Bertrand-Wade (10/22/06)
Emily Meghan Bertrand and 1st Lt. Jon Frederick Wade were married Aug. 12, 2006, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. Monsignor Edward Eftink performed the ceremony. Pianist was Jerry Ganiel and vocalist was Darlene Bullinger, both of Jackson...
Roberts-Wine (10/22/06)
Angela Renee Roberts and Andrew G. Wine were married Oct. 22, 2005, at Emanuel United Church of Christ. Sam Roethemeyer performed the ceremony. Music was by Christy Shinn. Vocalists were Sarah Roberts, Laci Thorne, Rori Martin, Katy Farrow, Callie McCuan and Candie Perry, all of Jackson...
Crowe- Siebert (10/22/06)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Tracy Dawn Crowe and Chad Allen Siebert of Chaffee announce their engagement. Crowe received a bachelor's degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. She is a social studies teacher at Kelly Middle School in Benton, Mo...
Enderle-Essner (10/22/06)
David and LaDeva Enderle of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Louise Enderle, to Neal Edward Essner. He is the son of Jerome and Beverly Essner of Kelso, Mo. Enderle is a 2002 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She received a degree in middle and secondary education social studies from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006. She is employed by Cape Girardeau School District at Central Junior High School...
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Out of the past 10-22-06 (10/22/06)
25 years ago: Oct. 22, 1981 Southeast Missouri State University's Board of Regents approves a new program for the school's physics department that will enable physics majors to receive a bachelor of science degree with emphasis on computerized physics...
Take a stand against Big Tobacco (10/22/06)
By Patrick Reynolds As a grandson of R.J. Reynolds, founder of the tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds, I have seen the wealth created by the tobacco industry and the harm tobacco causes. My own father, R.J. Reynolds Jr.; my eldest brother, R.J. Reynolds III; and other family members died of cancer, heart disease and emphysema caused by smoking the brands that made our family wealthy...
Over the bridge (10/22/06)
Remember the old bridge across the Mississippi River between Cape Girardeau and East Cape Girardeau, Ill.? Remember the narrow lanes, the shaking and rattling, the holes in the pavement, the stalled 18-wheelers trying to pass? When vehicles started gliding across the spacious four lanes of the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge three years ago, there was a feeling that more motorists would take advantage of the $200 million structure. ...
Liberal policies have negative effect (10/22/06)
To the editor: What exactly have the war protesters been right about? They're merely protesting the act of war hoping that we return to Clintonian-era failed policies, the same failed policies (remember Somalia?) that Osama bin Laden said gave al-Qaida its 9-11 motivation. Inaction is not a policy...
Stem-cell plan is immoral, repugnant (10/22/06)
To the editor: I am appalled by the lack of fortitude from our politicians regard Amendment 2, the embryonic stem-cell initiative. This is a complicated issue that is poorly understood even by health-care professionals. It is a shame proponents of Amendment 2 found it necessary to sneak in the back door by trying to amend our state constitution to allow embryonic stem-cell research. This is a matter that clearly should be taken up by legislators, but obviously it is too hot to handle...
Do research with private funding (10/22/06)
To the editor: This is my opinion of Amendment 2. My wife has diabetes. I have heart disease. And my father-in-law passed away from Lou Gerhig's disease in December 2003. I have not seen anything where stem-cell research would cure theses diseases. ...
Stem-cell research means good jobs (10/22/06)
To the editor: It has been interesting to read the opinions of columnists and letter writers about the Amendment 2 stem-cell issue. Most of the writers appear to be deeply concerned with the religious or medical implications of stem-cell research, and I do respect their line of reasoning. ...
Speak Out 10/22/06 (10/22/06)
Caring teachers; Protecting the brave; Difficult driving; High respect; Paying the doctor; Torture lesson; Teaching umbrella; Faster computers
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