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Lipke considers state Senate run (02/08/07)
The public feud between Rep. Scott Lipke and House Speaker Rod Jetton, already a source of friction in regional Republican politics, could last into 2008 if Lipke decides to challenge Jetton's best friend, state Sen. Jason Crowell, in a primary battle...
Cellist returns for Sunday concert series (02/08/07)
Cape Girardeau's only classical chamber music series will return Sunday with a repeat performance from one of last season's most popular artists, Mira Frisch. The Sundays at Three concert Sunday at Old St. Vincent's Church will be the first performance of 2007. ...
Officer's wife calls charges 'bogus' (02/08/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The wife of a former Chaffee police officer accused of patronizing prostitution said Wednesday that the charges against him are "bogus." Daniel L. Ayers, 31, of Cape Girardeau, is out on a $1,500 bond, charged with four counts of misdemeanor of patronizing prostitution...
Icy lagoon (02/08/07)
The Cape Girardeau and Jackson fire departments trained for ice rescues Wednesday at the Capha Park lagoon in Cape Girardeau. They first cut a hole in the ice with a chain saw. Then assistant fire chief Mark Hasheider, in the black dry suit, demonstrated how to roll into the hole and pull oneself out...
No one hurt in Scott City house fire (02/08/07)
Southeast Missourian A two-story home in Scott City was gutted by flames Wednesday, but no one was injured from the fire. The Scott City Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday at a two-story home at 701 W. Chestnut St. Fire chief Jay Cassout said the fire was fully involved when firefighters arrived with smoke and flames visible in the home's front room. ...
Cape residents under boil water order (02/08/07)
A precautionary boil water order has been issued for about 1,500 Cape Girardeau residents in the area east of Sprigg Street from Bertling Street to Washington Avenue, including Towers Student Housing Complex and the Show Me Center. This order is due to a 14-inch water main break near old Sprigg Street resulting from university maintenance activities. Officials say the main has been isolated and repair is underway...
Private schools set schedule for open houses (02/08/07)
Two area parochial schools will hold open houses on Sunday. Saxony Lutheran High School will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Tours of the school will be offered. Information will be provided on curriculum, athletics and school activities. Immaculate Conception School in Jackson will hold an open house from noon to 1:30 p.m. Visitors will be able to tour the music room and meet the music teacher...
Cape architectural survey seen as aid to historic preservation (02/08/07)
Cape Girardeau's Historic Preservation Committee will employ Southeast Missouri State University to conduct an architectural survey in old areas of the city. The survey is scheduled to begin this month. Dr. Steven Hoffman, coordinator of the historic preservation program at Southeast and president of Old Town Cape, will direct the survey using students of the university's historic preservation program...
Around Southeast Missouri 2/8/06 (02/08/07)
Dexter aldermen say no to liquor license DEXTER, Mo. -- Aldermen voted 3 to 2 against issuing a package liquor and Sunday sales license to Eldon Evans of Evans' Quick Shop. The Rev. Kenneth Biggs of the First General Baptist Church, his wife, Doris, and a number of parishioners from area churches in Dexter commended the board for rejecting the license application and urged them to make the same decision if the situation presented itself again. ...
Community digest 2/8/07 (02/08/07)
Notre Dame FCCLA makes plans for dance; Notre Dame trivia night date changed; Benefit for Rheta Bentley taking place Feb. 18
Special film showing set for Feb. 22 (02/08/07)
Trudy Lee has seen the movie "The Ultimate Gift" twice and compares it to the holiday favorite "It's A Wonderful Life." Lee, director of planned giving and president of Southeast Council on Philanthropy (SECOP) recently discussed a special showing of the film...
Community cuisine 2/8/07 (02/08/07)
Steak night scheduled by VFW ladies auxiliary The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3838 Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a steak night from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the VFW, 1049 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau. The public is invited. St. Joseph K of C holding fry to benefit schools...
Hospital Foundation announces cruise offer (02/08/07)
The Southeast Missouri Hospital Foundation is offering a travel opportunity that also will help support the work of the foundation. Travelers may board the new Crown Princess and set sail on a seven-night cruise from Sept. 29 to Oct. 6. The Crown Princess, built in 2006, accommodates 3,000 passengers...
Items sought for benefit auction to aid local woman (02/08/07)
Friends and family of Lisa Chundi Watkins Rose will hold a benefit to help pay for the medical expenses incurred after Rose's car accident in November. Rose's accident occurred in Jefferson City when she hit a deer, was knocked unconscious and then struck several trees before her vehicle stopped...
Toys for Tots program looking at year-round effort (02/08/07)
Elmer Mansfield's objective is to expand the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program to collect and distribute new toys to children who are victims of disasters and desperate situations, year-round. As a Toys for Tots coordinator, Mansfield typically gets community groups involved in collecting toys early in the Christmas holiday season...
Cardinals' World Series trophy travels to Capitol (02/08/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The World Series trophy traveled to the state Capitol on Thursday as lawmakers honored the St. Louis Cardinals for their baseball championship. The House and Senate both passed resolutions Thursday congratulating the Cardinals on their World Series victory over the Detroit Tigers last fall...
Missouri begins defense of school funding plan (02/08/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The state began its defense of the way it pays for public schools Thursday, with a key legislator who crafted the spending plan justifying its design. About half the state's 524 school districts sued the state three years ago, claiming Missouri does not spend enough on education and does not divide the money fairly. ...
New explosion hampers efforts to stop blaze at Kansas City chemical plant (02/08/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Another explosion on Thursday slowed firefighters' progress as they tried to put out a day-old fire that engulfed a chemical distribution plant. The last of the hot spots were being doused Thursday morning when another explosion came from inside the Chemcentral Corp. plant, Battalion Chief Joe Vitale said...
Man convicted in two Joplin murders (02/08/07)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- An Oklahoma man who prosecutors said was a gang leader was convicted of killing two Joplin residents in a drug-related dispute. Thomas "Mad Dog" Smith, 33, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder Wednesday in the Dec. 15, 1999, shooting deaths of Paris Harbin, 20, and Chandy Plumb, 25, in Joplin...
Fiery crash shuts I-435 north of Kansas City, killing one (02/08/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A tractor-trailer was involved in a fiery crash on a busy interstate that killed one person, injured three others and shut down the highway, authorities said. A truck carrying refrigerators knocked a car into an embankment near a guardrail repair crew around 11 a.m., starting a chain-reaction on Interstate 435 north of Kansas City, said Sgt. Scott Meyer, a spokesman for the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Firefighters quell blaze at KC chemical plant hit by huge blast (02/08/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Firefighters worked Thursday to douse the last of the flames at a chemical distribution business where several explosions shot fireballs hundreds of feet in the air and sent a vast plume of black smoke drifting over the downtown skyline...
Governor to approve extra utility aid for needy (02/08/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Extra financial aid soon will be available to low-income Missourians struggling to pay their winter heating bills. Gov. Matt Blunt said he intends to sign legislation today spending $6.3 million on the Utilicare program, which helps people pay utility bills and weatherize their homes to improve energy efficiency...
Bipartisan group of state lawmakers propose journalist shield legislation (02/08/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to require those seeking to learn the confidential sources of reporters to get a court order first. Legislation filed in both the House and Senate would require a circuit judge to weigh the public interest, accessibility of the information and any alternatives to compelling journalists to reveal their sources...
One way to know what it's like to be Peyton (02/08/07)
DECATUR, Ill. -- How do you spell Scott Wiese? In a few weeks, that'd be P-e-y-t-o-n M-a-n-n-i-n-g. Wiese, a die-hard fan of the Chicago Bears, signed a pledge in front of a crowd at a Decatur bar last Friday night that if the Bears lost Sunday's Super Bowl, he'd change his name to that of the man who led the Indianapolis Colts to victory...
Blunt aide claims Nixon's office asked Ameren for contributions (02/08/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Gov. Matt Blunt's chief of staff on Wednesday accused Attorney General Jay Nixon's campaign of soliciting contributions from Ameren Corp. after Nixon launched a criminal investigation of the company over the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse...
Anti-hunger bills win first-round approval (02/08/07)
Two anti-hunger bills pushed for the past two years by House Speaker Rod Jetton won first-round approval Wednesday in the Missouri House. Jetton, R-Marble Hill, is proposing a tax credit of up to $2,500 for donations to food pantries that serve the poor. ...
Katy Trail to grow with eastward expansion (02/08/07)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- The 225-mile Katy Trail is best known for crossing nearly the entire width of Missouri, but cyclists will soon be able to ride the trail even closer to the Illinois border. State officials have reached an agreement to extend the trail from its current end in St. Charles another 11 miles north to Machens...
Legislator aims tax at NCAA over Illiniwek dispute (02/08/07)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Tired of what he sees as NCAA meddling in University of Illinois business, a member of the Illinois Legislature has proposed legislation that would tax the organization. Rep. Chapin Rose, a Mahomet Republican, isn't sure the bill he filed last week will get far in the legislature, but he hopes it eases NCAA pressure on the university over its disputed mascot, Chief Illiniwek...
Wal-Mart executives and unions unite to unveil universal health-care goal (02/08/07)
WASHINGTON -- Executives from Wal-Mart and three other large U.S. employers on Wednesday joined union leaders in calling for "quality, affordable" health care for every American by 2012. However, they did not propose any specific policies to achieve this goal, or commit to spending any extra money in the near-term to provide health coverage to more workers...
Congressman skewers policy with 'platoon of lesbians' remark (02/08/07)
WASHINGTON -- A New York congressman on Wednesday jokingly suggested the Bush administration may fear a "platoon of lesbians" more than terrorists in Baghdad, given the military's resistance to letting homosexuals openly serve. Rep. Gary Ackerman's criticism of Pentagon policy came as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee...
JFK Jr.'s final flight conversations released, reveal little about crash (02/08/07)
WASHINGTON -- A long-awaited transcript of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s last conversation with air traffic control was released Wednesday but revealed little about the flight in which he was killed in July 1999. Records show a mere 34 words were exchanged between Kennedy and an air traffic controller as he requested and received permission to taxi to a runway for takeoff from a small airport in New Jersey headed to Martha's Vineyard...
Five indicted in multimillion-dollar bid-rigging scam (02/08/07)
WASHINGTON -- Three U.S. Army Reserve officers were indicted Wednesday, accused of taking part in a bid-rigging scam that steered millions of dollars for Iraq reconstruction projects to a contractor in exchange for cash, luxury cars and jewelry. An American businessman in Romania was charged as the go-between for the military officers and the contractor. ...
Study: Some doctors won't tell patients about treatments they oppose on moral grounds (02/08/07)
A number of doctors do not feel obligated to tell patients about medical options they oppose morally, such as abortion and teen birth control, and believe they have no duty to refer people elsewhere for such treatments, researchers say. The survey of 1,144 doctors around the country is the first major look at how physicians' religious or moral beliefs might affect patients' care...
NASA to review psychological screening after astronaut's arrest (02/08/07)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA said Wednesday it would review its psychological screening process in light of an astronaut's arrest on charges she tried to murder a woman she believed was her rival for a space shuttle pilot's affections. Deputy NASA administrator Shana Dale said the space agency would evaluate the process "to determine if any modifications are advisable."...
School accused of hiding boy's sexual assaults on first-graders (02/08/07)
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Teachers and administrators at Central Elementary School knew they had a problem with F.H., a 12-year-old who had been accused of going into a bathroom stall and sexually assaulting a first-grade boy. But instead of calling police and removing F.H., district officials covered up the attack and allowed him to remain in class, leading to the sexual assault of three more first-graders, parents say...
New sense of optimism surrounds North Korea nuclear talks (02/08/07)
BEIJING -- International talks on North Korea's nuclear program convene today with a new sense of optimism about the possibility of the first tangible progress on the communist nation's disarmament since negotiations began more than three years ago...
Archaeologists find prehistoric Romeo and Juliet locked in embrace (02/08/07)
ROME -- They died young and, by the looks of it, in love. Two 5,000-year-old skeletons found locked in an embrace near the city where Shakespeare set the star-crossed tale "Romeo and Juliet" have sparked theories the remains of a far more ancient love story have been found...
Baghdad filled with tension as security plan makes slow start (02/08/07)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Baghdad's streets were electric with tension Wednesday as U.S. officials confirmed the new security operation was underway. U.S. armor rushed through streets, and Iraqi armored personnel carriers guarded bridges and major intersections...
U.S. helicopter crashes in flames northwest of Baghdad (02/08/07)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A U.S. Marine transport helicopter crashed in flames Wednesday in a field northwest of Baghdad, killing all seven people aboard, the U.S. military said. It was the fifth U.S. aircraft lost in less than three weeks and the latest sign of growing problems with aviation in Iraq...
Internet experts: Child porn rings remain difficult to track (02/08/07)
The numbers behind an international child pornography bust Wednesday were themselves disturbing: Nearly 2,400 suspects from 77 countries allegedly paid to view videos depicting sexual abuse online. But the nature of Internet traffic makes it sadly unsurprising that people would figure they could hide so much hideous material...
Cholera kills more than 115 in Somalia (02/08/07)
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A cholera outbreak in Somalia has killed more than 115 people and hospitalized 724 in towns where people were forced to use contaminated water from a flooded river, doctors said Wednesday. Tests conducted by the international medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontiers confirmed the cholera outbreak in towns along the Shabelle river. ...
Bulldogs overwhelm St. Vincent (02/08/07)
The Notre Dame girls basketball team, which earlier in the week wrapped up the SEMO Conference title, continued to roll Wednesday night by pounding visiting St. Vincent 85-28. Notre Dame, which has won six of its last seven games, improved to 15-7. Meridith Medlin led the Bulldogs with 21 points, Kristain Burger scored 18, Alex Fowler had 14 and Brooke Beussink added 11...
Cape Girardeau USBC Bowling Association district tournament results (02/08/07)
Results from the Cape Girardeau USBC Bowling Association district tournament last month:Team event SINGLES event DOUBLES event All-events...
Redhawks' class has size (02/08/07)
After losing 25 seniors from his first Southeast Missouri State football team, coach Tony Samuel knew he needed a big recruiting class to replenish the Redhawks' roster. Samuel said he and his staff came away with plenty of quality as well as quantity as Southeast announced 29 signings on Wednesday, the first day of the national letter of intent period...
Parham blossoms into key pitcher (02/08/07)
While Josh Parham often dreamed about playing Division I baseball, for the longest time he figured it wasn't very realistic. But Parham not only made it that far, the Jackson High School graduate has turned into Southeast Missouri State's best pitcher out of the bullpen entering his senior season...
Redhawks try to fix problems at home (02/08/07)
Morehead State still is having a solid bounce-back season, but the Eagles are no longer the surprise darlings of the Ohio Valley Conference. Southeast Missouri State hopes to continue the Eagles' struggles tonight -- while also putting an end to its problems at home...
Mizzou fans to congregate Saturday (02/08/07)
The Southeast Missouri Black and Gold Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association will get together at Buffalo Wild Wings for Saturday's basketball game between Missouri and Kansas. The game will tip off at 2:30 p.m. The game-watching party will take place in the VIP room...
Missouri lands eight of state's top 14 (02/08/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri doubled its take of in-state recruits in a 27-player class announced Wednesday. The Tigers are coming off an 8-5 season capped by a one-point loss to Oregon State in the Sun Bowl. Among the payoffs: the No. 1 overall prospect in the state as judged by two recruiting publications. According to Rivals.com, Missouri landed eight of the top 14 players in the state. Last year the Tigers settled for four of the top 20. The Tigers' class was rated 32nd in the nation...
Nationally ranked SIU remains tied atop MVC (02/08/07)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Tony Young scored 25 points to lift No. 21 Southern Illinois to a 60-50 victory Wednesday night over late-charging Bradley and remain tied atop the Missouri Valley Conference. Randal Falker added 13 points and 12 rebounds for Southern Illinois (20-5, 11-3), which led by as many as 19 in the first half but saw its margin dwindle to five in the closing minutes...
Former NBA player announces he's gay (02/08/07)
The small, exclusive club of openly gay professional male athletes has a new member. Former NBA center John Amaechi, who spent five seasons with four teams, on Wednesday became the first NBA player to publicly come out. His admission comes three years after his playing career ended, making him the sixth professional male athlete from one of the four major U.S. sports to openly discuss his homosexuality...
Season of change in store for circuit (02/08/07)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Buckle up, race fans, for a season that promises to be like nothing ever seen before. With the mandated Car of Tomorrow, changes to the Chase for the championship, Toyota's arrival, ESPN's return and the introduction of former Formula One driver Juan Pablo Montoya, 2007 will prove this ain't your father's NASCAR...
Health news 2/8/07 (02/08/07)
Asthma education program for children and adults who deal with asthma, at Southeast Missouri Hospital's Generations Center, 6:30 p.m. Weight loss surgery support group at Southeast Missouri Hospital's Generations Center, 10 a.m. to noon. Heart Smart poster contest award ceremony at the Harrison Room in Southeast Missouri Hospital, 2 p.m...
Infant tooth decay (02/08/07)
Parents may not realize the harm in sending their child to bed with a bottle filled with milk or juice. But in fact, it's become such a problem that Cape Girardeau pediatric dentist David Johnson sees about two infant patients per day with tooth decay...
Breaching any language barriers (02/08/07)
Feb. 8, 2007 Dear Julie, At the beginning of the musical "The Light in the Piazza," American tourists Clara Johnson and her mother Margaret are walking in the work of art that is Florence when a gust of wind blows Clara's hat high into the sky. It lands in the grasp of a handsome young man who doesn't speak English but has been Clara's since the second he saw her. And she his...
Destressing: Listening to the body (02/08/07)
Editor's note: This column was originally published Oct. 20, 2005. One thing is for certain: stress -- or more specifically how we respond to it -- will age us and shorten the precious time we have to do our thing on this earthly plane. To rephrase a popular saying, "Stress happens." It is how we are dealing with it, or not dealing with it, that matters...
Dear Whoopi Goldberg, please come home, West African nation pleads (02/08/07)
BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau -- When the government of one of the world's poorest nations learned that Whoopi Goldberg had taken a DNA test showing her ancestors hail from here, the news reverberated through the halls of parliament. It was, the country's leaders decided, a chance to change the image of this West African nation plagued by coups since wresting independence from Portugal in 1973. ...
Ralph Lueders (02/08/07)
Ralph James Lueders, 88, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Newton Wellesley Alzheimer's Center in Wellesley, Mass. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Richard Noah (02/08/07)
Richard G. Noah, 57, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Martha Oliver (02/08/07)
UNIONTOWN, Mo. -- Martha C. Oliver, 91, of St. Louis died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at LaClede Oaks Manor. She was born Sept. 30, 1915, at Uniontown, daughter of Reinhold and Anna Hopfer Telle. She married Carl Boos in 1947, who died in 1953. She and Clinton Oliver were married in July 1959. He also preceded her in death...
Marie VanAmburg (02/08/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Marie Naomi VanAmburg, 98, of Fenton, Mo., died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kirkwood, Mo. She was born April 18, 1908, in Ullin, Ill., daughter of Alonzo Leondis and Julia Ann Meisenheimer Echols. She and Benjamin VanAmburg were married March 30, 1940, at Benton, Mo. He died Oct. 19, 1984...
Regina Brown (02/08/07)
Regina L. Brown, 28, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Nov. 29, 1978, in Farmington, Mo., daughter of Randy and Elaine Barnes Franklin. She and Fred Brown Jr. were married Aug. 18, 2001, in Cape Girardeau...
Wanda Surman (02/08/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Wanda Surman, 80, of Chaffee died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 6, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Floyd and Estalee Robbins Potts. She and Frederick Surman were married Dec. 27, 1947...
Thelma Browning (02/08/07)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Thelma J. Browning, 85, of Olive Branch died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home...
Grace Reid (02/08/07)
Grace Ida Reid, 97, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born Aug. 16, 1909, in Sedgewickville, daughter of George F. and Ella Lou Johnson Ellis. She and John W. Reid were married Jan. 22, 1938, in Bardwell, Ky. He died Aug. 14, 2001...
Victor Scifers (02/08/07)
Victor Lee Scifers, 78, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 13, 1928, in Minonk, Ill., son of Lewis E. and Anna Timmerman Scifers. He and Lacreta I. Bennett were married July 30, 1953 in Streator, Ill...
Dorothy von Schlutter (02/08/07)
Dorothy Mae Stanley von Schlutter, 77, of Burbank, Ill., passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill. She was born Feb. 26, 1929, at Neelys Landing, the youngest daughter of Marshall and Nellie Johnson Stanley. She and Jack E. McCain were married in 1945. They divorced in 1968. In 1973 she was married to Charles E. von Schlutter, who survives...
Births 2/8/07 (02/08/07)
Hale; Riegert; Hancock; Stevens; Bollinger...
Cape police report 2/8/07 (02/08/07)
Arrests
Cape fire report 2/8/07 (02/08/07)
n At 6:56 p.m., sprinkler problem in the 200 block of Mount Auburn Road. n At 9:05 p.m., fallen man in the 2500 block of Albert Rasche Drive. n At 9:18 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1700 block of Colonial Drive. n At 10:30 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of South Pacific Street...
Out of the past 2/8/07 (02/08/07)
Sister M. Virgilia Beikler, who for 13 years was administrator of Saint Francis Hospital on Good Hope Street in Cape Girardeau and in that capacity exercised the primary leadership role in the construction of the new medical center on Route K, died of a heart attack at Saint Francis; she was 74 years old...
Jetton missteps (02/08/07)
Attempts in recent days by Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton of Marble Hill, Mo., to smear the reputation of state Rep. Scott Lipke of Jackson are not only falling flat, they are beneath the dignity of a legislative leader whose forthrightness and passion have been considered his strongest assets...
Test welfare recipients for drugs (02/08/07)
To the editor:I am writing about a growing concern in this country. Individuals who work in many different jobs in the United States are subject to random drug testing. My son-in-law has been in the U.S. Army for almost 32 years and has been required to undergo random drug testing several times a year...
Ex-sheriffs did Jetton's bidding (02/08/07)
To the editor:The Feb. 3 article involving state Rep. Scott Lipke tells of two men, state Rep. Mike Parson and state Rep. Kenny Jones, who were encouraged by House Speaker Rod Jetton to write to the Missourian defending Jetton's decision to remove Lipke from his position as a committee chairman. ...
Speak Out 2/8/07 (02/08/07)
Audit concerns; Renewable energy; Keep the ban; Future paradise; Republican tears; Drive on the right; Erosion skepticism; Selecting passages; Snow helper; Far-Left spewing; Proper staffing; Blame drainage district; Teacher standards; Touring Stanley; Single-parent choice
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