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Stories from Thursday, July 5, 2007

Scott City wrestles with power outages (07/05/07)
AmerenUE thought it had Scott City's flickering power problem fixed, but a brief flicker sometime in the morning hours Thursday showed that's not the case. For several months Scott City has experienced periods of flickering power. Electric service is interrupted for a brief period, sometimes a split second, only to come back on again. The situation has caused an inconvenience for local businesses and costly production delays for Mid-South Wire...
'Otto the Helicopter' brings comedy to Cape air show (07/05/07)
With an action-packed lineup of returning pilots and stuntmen plus a new set of aerial displays, visitors may leave this year's air show with a sore neck. Drawing up to 12,000 people from about a dozen states, the Regional Air Festival is one of the biggest annual attractions in Cape Girardeau...
Cairo hires temporary school chief (07/05/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The Cairo School District has a new superintendent, but for now it's on an interim basis. The school board hired Bill Rogers as interim superintendent at a special board meeting Saturday, school officials said Tuesday. Rogers began his new job Monday, having just retired last week as superintendent of the Giant City, Ill., School District...
House bill would take illegals out of census (07/05/07)
As the Senate's attempt at immigration reform fizzled last week, another bill related to illegal immigration that could give Missouri an additional congressional seat received considerably less attention. On June 18, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Mo., co-sponsored House Joint Resolution 6, which would amend the U.S. Constitution to require that only citizens be counted in the apportionment of U.S. congressional districts...
Gov. Blunt signs home-defense law (07/05/07)
In what supporters called an early Independence Day celebration, Gov. Matt Blunt signed a bill Tuesday at Arena Park that will give people the right to stand their ground, even use deadly force, if attacked. Though the legislation, commonly referred to as the "Castle Doctrine," officially removes the requirement of someone to retreat or step back when defending their "castle," or residence, against a threat, a Missouri Supreme Court decision has given them the same right for more than a century.. ...
Reunions 7/5/07 (07/05/07)
Sixty people attend Crader family reunion The Crader family reunion, held recently at Cape County Park North, was attended by about 60 people from Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia and Tennessee. Audrey Crafton and her father, Boyd, of Texas came the farthest. ...
Vandivort family honors tenant farmers (07/05/07)
A toast was made Saturday to the tenant farmers who tend 2,672 acres of Vandivort family farmland in Southeast Missouri and Arkansas. Robbie Johnson of Michigan made the toast during the family's 50th reunion, held Friday through Sunday in Cape Girardeau County. ...
Master sergeant retires (07/05/07)
A retirement ceremony was recently held for Master Sgt. Jerry Hammonds of the Missouri National Guard. Hammonds began his military career in 1971 when he was drafted and served a tour in Vietnam as a military intelligence analyst with the 101st Airborne Division from 1971 to 1972. When he joined the Guard in 1975, he was looking for a change. "I wanted to do something different. I wanted to go to maintenance," Hammonds said...
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lowes team up for planting project (07/05/07)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri staff, along with the "littles" who miss seeing their "bigs" during the summer, and Lowes employees of Cape Girardeau landscaped the Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo flower beds Friday. The project also celebrated a new partnership between the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in Missouri and Lowes' HEROES employee volunteer program...
MoDOT works on Route Y, announces public hearing (07/05/07)
A section of Route Y in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane while MoDOT crews seal the pavement. The section of roadway is from Route 34 to the end of state maintenance. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7 a.m. ...
Emerson to speak at First Friday breakfast (07/05/07)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson will give area business leaders a briefing on the latest Congressional actions Friday at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly First Friday breakfast. Emerson, a Cape Girardeau Republican, has emerged this year as a leader among moderate Republicans working with the Democratic majority on selected issues such as health care and food assistance. ...
$250,000 bond set for suspect sought in Tuesday shooting (07/05/07)
A $250,000 bond has been set for a suspect in the shooting that occurred Tuesday on Themis Street, according to Cape Girardeau police reports. Brannon Lavelle Mackins, 19, of Mounds, Ill., was identified by the victim and another suspect for firing and then fleeing the scene prior to the officer's arrival about 1:55 p.m...
Flags, fireworks and freedom (07/05/07)
Starting at Cape Rock Drive, down Perryville Road all the way to Broadway in Cape Girardeau, about 200 flags stood on both sides of the street for Independence Day. Melissa Wischmann said she and her mother set them up every year to show their patriotism. They started with 500 flags Tuesday night and had about 50 left Wednesday. The others were put up in Jackson...
Poker run will benefit Taylor Dudley family (07/05/07)
Poker run will benefit Taylor Dudley family
Man returns from Philippines to face sex charges in St. Louis (07/05/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An international fugitive is back in U.S. custody three years after he fled the country to avoid trial on sodomy and sexual misconduct charges. FBI supervisory special agent Zack Lowe says Philippine national Jose Borja (Bore-HA) was arrested by the Philippine Bureau of Investigation in late April...
Big Lake residents rebuild after May flooding (07/05/07)
BIG LAKE, Mo. (AP) -- With wilted drywall and moldy mattresses at the curbs of homes in Big Lake, residents are rebuilding after the May flooding that forced them to flee for weeks. Eight weeks after floodwater crept into the community of Missouri's largest oxbow lake, nearly all of the 120 full-time residents at the 675-acre lake in Holt County have returned...
Merger combines KC operations for 48,000 Girl Scouts (07/05/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Organizers have merged three Girl Scout councils in the Kansas City area, combining operations in 47 counties and affecting 48,000 girls. The yearlong effort, which ended this week, is designed to combine finances, properties and paid staff of Kaw Valley in Topeka, Kan., Midland Empire in St. Joseph and Mid-Continent in Kansas City...
Gov. Blunt signs law granting tax break on Social Security benefits (07/05/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missourians will be getting a tax cut on their Social Security benefits. Gov. Matt Blunt is signing legislation that would gradually exempt most Social Security benefits from state income taxes, starting this year and being phased in through 2012...
Mo. teen dies after SUV swept away at low-water crossing (07/05/07)
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities say a 16-year-old girl is dead after the SUV she was driving through a flooded low-water crossing was swept into a creek in Excelsior Springs. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the body of Brooke Baxter of Excelsior Springs was found inside the submerged vehicle in Williams Creek Wednesday night. The SUV was carried about 100 yards downstream from the crossing in Excelsior Springs...
'Green' building costs will take years to pay off (07/05/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Department of Natural Resources touts its headquarters as a "green" building, full of environmentally friendly features. Storm water is collected and reused in the restrooms. Solar panels provide some of the building's electricity...
Law changes loophole in testing for drunken driving (07/05/07)
ST. LOUIS -- A law signed by Gov. Matt Blunt this week closes a loophole that allowed some drivers to avoid drunken driving charges because of the way tests were administered in emergency rooms. Previously, the law required the use of a nonalcoholic antiseptic swab before blood was drawn. The new law, signed by Gov. Matt Blunt on Monday, removes that requirement...
Book collector's death ruled a homicide (07/05/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Rolland Lee Comstock, a nationally recognized book collector and a longtime lawyer, died in an apparent homicide at his home, police said. Comstock, 70, was found shot to death Tuesday morning, said Greene County chief deputy Jim Arnott...
Judge delays suit against former Illinois lawyer (07/05/07)
BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- A civil lawsuit against a former prominent Madison County attorney is on hold while federal charges that he gave drugs to young women and transported a boy across state lines for sexual purposes are pending. St. Clair County Associate Judge James Radcliffe ruled that civil proceedings against Lowell Thomas "Tom" Lakin should be delayed until the federal case is resolved. A trial date on the federal charges is set for January...
Man accused of killing family drops extradition fight (07/05/07)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- A Chicago-area man accused of shooting his wife and three children to death in the family's sport utility vehicle abruptly dropped an effort Tuesday to fight extradition to Illinois. Christopher Vaughn, 32, flanked by his attorneys and dressed in an orange jail uniform, told Judge Terry Cundiff he consulted with attorneys before consenting to the transfer during a brief appearance in a St. Charles County courtroom...
Two children, one adult dead after van rolls into pond at Connecticut park (07/05/07)
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A woman chased her minivan as it rolled down a steep hill and jumped in before it sank into a pond Wednesday, killing her and two children inside and leaving a third child in critical condition, authorities said. The woman, who was the mother of at least one of the children, had gotten out of the van, then noticed it was rolling away and jumped back in before it went into the water, Police Chief Bryan Norwood said...
Rain-swollen rivers crest in Plains, but flooding may not ease (07/05/07)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Flooding slowly subsided Wednesday in several northeastern Oklahoma communities, but meteorologists predicted more problems because lakes and reservoirs were already filled to capacity. Water also was ebbing in southeastern Kansas, but more rain fell Wednesday on hard-hit Texas...
Merit pay system questioned by teachers union (07/05/07)
PHILADELPHIA -- Merit pay tied to student test scores seems all the rage in some educational circles, but many teachers think it's an idea whose time hasn't come. It's a concept that is gaining ground in state capitals and in Washington, nevertheless. Members of Congress, for instance, are considering adding funding bonuses for teachers who raise student achievement as part of the No Child Left Behind Act, which is up for review this year...
Historic violin stolen in New York subway recovered by jubilant Juilliard graduate (07/05/07)
NEW YORK -- A prized violin that was stolen while its owner snoozed on a hot subway train has been recovered. "I'm of course overjoyed!" Tom Chiu, a Juilliard School graduate and founder of the avant-garde Flux Quartet, wrote Wednesday in an e-mail message about his Scarampella violin...
Child obesity continues despite programs (07/05/07)
PANORAMA CITY, Calif. -- The federal government will spend more than $1 billion this year on nutrition education -- fresh carrot and celery snacks, videos of dancing fruit, hundreds of hours of lively lessons about how great you will feel if you eat well...
Palestinian government employees receive first payment in more than a year (07/05/07)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Palestinian government employees loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday stood in long lines outside banks in Hamas-ruled Gaza to collect their first full salaries in 15 months. The salary payments were a boost to Abbas in his power struggle with Hamas, which took control of Gaza by force last month. Abbas has since fired the Hamas-led government and said civil servants who sided with the Islamic militants will not be receiving salaries...
Foreign ministers meet to discuss Palestinians (07/05/07)
PARIS -- The foreign ministers of Israel and Morocco held their first publicly disclosed talks in years Wednesday, with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the heart of the discussion. In separate meetings, French officials pressed Israel to take the initiative in bolstering moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni confirmed that Israel would release 250 prisoners from Abbas' Fatah movement...
Freed reporter recounts time in captivity (07/05/07)
JERUSALEM -- The first night after he was snatched in Gaza nearly four months ago, BBC reporter Alan Johnston feared he was about to die. The kidnappers' masked leader appeared in the doorway, and moments later the prisoner was handcuffed, hooded and taken outside...
Warning to priest: 'Those who cure you are going to kill you' (07/05/07)
LONDON -- "Those who cure you are going to kill you." That, a British priest said Wednesday, was the cryptic warning made to him in Jordan by a purported al-Qaida chief months before the failed car bombings in London and Glasgow, Scotland that have been linked to a group of foreign Muslims working as doctors in Britain...
Former Redhawks standout server died of cancer at 32 (07/05/07)
Former Southeast Missouri State volleyball coach Cindy Gannon remembers Susie Thompson as a fun-loving person who competed as hard on the court as she enjoyed life off it. "She was just a great kid, and a very good player," Gannon said of Thompson, who passed away last week. "She had a wonderful personality."...
Warren earns nod for all-star game (07/05/07)
Former Southeast Missouri State baseball player Phil Warren has been selected as a manager for the Frontier League All-Star Game that will be played Wednesday in Florence, Ky. Warren, in his first season as the manager of the Gateway (Ill.) Grizzlies, will direct the South Region All-Star team at next week's contest...
Moses wins battle between Redhawks recruits (07/05/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Trenton Moses doesn't really know Brad LaBruyere very well, but figures he's a good guy and is looking forward to being his college teammate. But for one night at least, Moses didn't mind treating LaBruyere as rudely as possible. Moses had three of Scott County's 11 hits as the host team pounded Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons ace LaBruyere for a 9-3 victory Tuesday in an American Legion District 14 matchup at Harmon Field...
Kipper, Moreland win 5K race in Jackson (07/05/07)
John Kipper took first place at the Independence Day 5-kilometer run in Jackson on Wednesday. Kipper finished the course in 17 minutes, 5 seconds. Greg Gibson was the top Jackson finisher, covering the course in 17:25...
Venus Williams ousts Sharapova (07/05/07)
WIMBLEDON, England -- Venus Williams giggled and hopped on her toes Wednesday, looking more like a kid who just won her first match than a veteran who just beat Maria Sharapova in a showdown of Grand Slam champions at Wimbledon's Centre Court. Up in the players' guest box, Williams' father jumped for joy, too, thrusting his arms in the air repeatedly...
The offense came alive against the Diamondbacks' bullpen (07/05/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Scott Rolen had one of those do-it-all games, capping St. Louis' comeback effort on offense after making a spectacular defensive play. Juan Encarnacion and Rolen hit consecutive RBI doubles in the eighth inning and Rolen threw out Scott Hairston from his knees on a ball down the third-base line in the Cardinals' 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday...
Blues pickup of Kariya brings buzz back to St. Louis' once-proud NHL franchise (07/05/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Signing Paul Kariya to a three-year, $18 million free agent contract was a bit of a budget-busting move for the rebuilding St. Louis Blues. But that doesn't mean the franchise's next move will be balancing the ledger with the payroll now at about $44 million, or about $4 million higher than new ownership had projected. Team president John Davidson said Tuesday no corresponding transactions are planned, and added the franchise isn't out of the dwindling free agent market yet...
Baker shares insight into two sluggers (07/05/07)
CINCINNATI -- Before Dusty Baker broke into the majors with Atlanta in 1968, he already had a no-nonsense baseball guardian. Hank Aaron promised Baker's mother he would watch out for the rookie and teach him the ropes. The Hammer wound up spending the next six seasons mentoring Baker during their days as teammates with the Braves, and they developed a friendship that remains special today despite a 15-year age difference...
Wells eager to start again (07/05/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Three effective relief outings and a successful spot start have given Kip Wells a much-needed confidence boost. Whether it gets him out of the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen is another story. "I don't know, that's out of my hands," Wells said after allowing one run in five innings in a 7-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. "It's just a sign that if I deliver pitches the way I'm capable and stay aggressive for the most part, I'll have success."...
Breathe easy: New procedure for chronic sinus sufferers now offered in Southeast Missouri (07/05/07)
The traditional option to open blocked sinuses is endoscopic sinus surgery where doctors use a sharp instrument to remove tissue and bone from the interior of the sinus cavity. A relatively new procedure for chronic sinusitis has gained popularity and has now come to Cape Girardeau. Balloon Sinuplasty, introduced by Acclarent Inc. in 2006, is a less invasive option for those plagued by nasal problems...
Saint Francis offers online service (07/05/07)
Friends and family of patients in Saint Francis Medical Center can stay updated and in touch through the new online network www.carepages.com. The free Web site allows patients or a patient's family member to post updates about surgeries, procedures or recoveries and allows visitors to post messages or well-wishes on the page in response. ...
Health calendar 7/5/07 (07/05/07)
Friday Saturday Monday Tuesday Neck pain: 6:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. This free program will address the problems associated with neck pain and talk about treatment options. Call Generations at 651-5825 to sign up...
Two blocks from independence (07/05/07)
July 5, 2007 Dear Robyn and Frank, Greetings from America. We're sorry you were in Denmark for the Fourth and didn't want you feel left out of the celebration, so we had a Fourth of July party on your front porch. We set off some fireworks in your honor...
Gabby women, silent men (07/05/07)
Why is it that the men are so different from women when it comes to issues of the gab? Obviously, this isn't such a cut-and-dry situation. Irish men are known for their gift of Blarney. Rush Limbaugh and his ilk are well-known for their bombastic verbal style. And somewhere, I am positive, there is a woman who is the strong, silent type...
Michael Jackson scouts out Maryland for vacation home, publicist says (07/05/07)
WASHINGTON -- Michael Jackson has been hunting for real estate on Maryland's Eastern Shore as he searches for a vacation home, a publicist for the pop star said. The self-proclaimed King of Pop visited the rural peninsula last week "for about 24 hours," but has not made a purchase, Raymone Bain told The Washington Post...
Lucy Reynolds (07/05/07)
AURORA, Ill. -- Lucy M. Reynolds, 92, of Aurora, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, July 4, 2007, at Aurora Rehab Center in Aurora, Ill. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Jessie Webster (07/05/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Jessie Mae Webster, 68, of Cairo, Ill., died Saturday, June 29, 2007, in the home of a daughter in Smyrna, Tenn. Friends may call Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill., from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Temple Cogic in Cairo. Terry Holder will officiate, with burial in Green Lawn Memorial Garden in Villa Ridge, Ill...
Jerry Stone (07/05/07)
ROSICLARE, Ill. -- Jerry Edward Stone, 80, of Rosiclare died Monday, July 2, 2007, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. He was the son of Lemuel Harrison and Edna Mae Stone. He was married to Lillian Alene Upton. Stone was a member of the Rosiclare Methodist Church, the American Legion, the Red Cross and the Rosiclare school board...
Mary Unterreiner (07/05/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary D. Unterreiner, 70, of Perryville died Friday, June 29, 2007, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 19, 1936, in Fairfield, Ill., daughter of Emry and Ada Ellen Broeker Borah. She and Howard Shrum were married May 8, 1954. He died Oct. 3, 1969. She and Paul A. Unterreiner were married Nov. 15, 2003...
Elizabeth Seals (07/05/07)
JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. -- Elizabeth J. Seals, 66, of Johnston City died Monday, July 2, 2007, at the home of a daughter in Vienna, Ill. She was born Oct. 10, 1940, in Cobden, Ill., daughter of Franklin and Alma Cook Walker. She and Alfred J. Seals were married in May 1958 in Cobden. He preceded her in death...
Mark Cook (07/05/07)
Mark Anthony Cook, 47, of Junction City, Kan., died Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at his home. He was born Oct. 25, 1959, in Independence, Mo., son of Clyde Joseph and Marilyn Byrl Jones Cook. Cook was employed at Grocery Supply in Junction City. He was a member of American Legion Post 45...
Russell Cook Sr. (07/05/07)
PATTON, Mo. -- Russell Clyde Cook Sr., 86, of Patton died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at his home. He was born Nov. 30, 1920, at Mayfield, Mo., son of James Luther and Flora Adeline Mayfield Cook. He and Alene V. Mayfield were married June 12, 1943. She died Feb. 4, 1990...
William Howell (07/05/07)
ZALMA, Mo. -- William Lloyd Howell, 69, of Zalma was born July 11, 1937, at Chaffee, Mo., the son of William and Lucy Smith Howell, and passed away July 4, 2007, at his home. Bill retired from Asa Asphalt in Advance, Mo., where he was a truck driver...
Hazel Propst (07/05/07)
Hazel "Shorty" Myrtle Propst, age 91, died July 3, 2007, at Monticello House in Jackson. Shorty, as most people knew her, was born Aug. 30, 1915, to Charles and Ida Probst Statler in Sedgewickville, Mo. She married Lloyd Propst on Oct. 5, 1940. He preceded her in death Feb. 7, 1974...
Earl Calhoun (07/05/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Earl Douglas Calhoun, 53, of Chaffee died Sunday, July 1, 2007, at his home. He was born May 21, 1954, in Nashville, Tenn., son of Anna Calhoun. Calhoun was a retired self-employed bricklayer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include a daughter, Natasha (Jason) Holweg of Allenville; three grandchildren, Cassie Eichhorn, Kendall and Presley Holweg, all of Allenville; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Randall and Sandra Hibdon; two nieces, Misty Hibdon and Denice Jackson; a great-niece, Brianna Hibdon; a great-nephew, Stevie Jackson, all of Chaffee; and a friend, Teresa Wilkins of Pleasant View, Tenn.. ...
Trella Shirrell (07/05/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Trella V. Shirrell, 90, of Advance passed away Monday, July 2, 2007, at her home. She was born Nov. 25, 1916, in Wayne County, Mo., daughter of Jame Garfield and Leada Trafford Stephens. She and Orville Lee "Jack" Shirrell were united in marriage in January 1932 at Zalma, Mo. He preceded her in death Dec. 16, 1991...
Robbie Brown (07/05/07)
Robbie L. Brown, 30, of St. Louis died Tuesday, July 18, 1989, at St. Louis University Hospital. He was born Sept. 22, 1958, in Cape Girardeau, son of Doris McClard Moore. Brown was a graduate of Hazelwood Central Senior High School and attended Florissant Valley Community College...
Doris Moore (07/05/07)
Doris L. Moore, 68, of Jackson died Sunday, July 1, 2007, at her home. She was born Dec. 24, 1938, in Jackson, daughter of Willard "Bill" and Lillie Robins McClard. Moore attended Jackson Public Schools and Florissant Valley Community College. Survivors include two sons, Rick (Diane) Haynes of St. Charles, Mo., Jeff Brown of Jackson; a brother, Allen McClard of Galax, Va.; a granddaughter, Miranda of St. Charles; and her former husband, Rudy Moore of Chester, Ill...
Births 7/5/07 (07/05/07)
Havill; Boyer; Hill; Boshell; Cook; Jansen; Riggin; Lincoln
Cape/Jackson fire report 7/5/07 (07/05/07)
n At 4:40 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of South Sprigg Street. n At 8:08 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North Sprigg Street. n At 10:42 p.m., medical assist in the 1700 block of New Madrid Street. n At 2:32 a.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Whitener Street...
Cape police report 7/5/07 (07/05/07)
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Out of the past 7/5/07 (07/05/07)
As the nation marked its 206th birthday, area residents marked the hottest day of the summer thus far with picnics, dips in swimming pools, ice cream cones and traditional fireworks displays; a fireworks show at the Cape Girardeau Jaycees July 4 Picnic at Arena Park capped the day for more than 2,000 people who crowded the grandstands...
The Spirit of America (07/05/07)
Serving his country, his county and his hometown of Advance has occupied most of James Harnes Sr.'s 88 years of life. During Libertyfest in downtown Cape Girardeau July 4 Harness became the fifth recipient of the Southeast Missourian's Spirit of America Award...
Government can work (07/05/07)
To the editor:In the last two weeks our senators and representatives have had more calls, letters, and e-mails than they have had in years over one bill. The immigration bill was defeated because the people let their voices be heard in such numbers that Washington had to listen. This roar did not come from just one party. It came from every corner of this great nation...
Thanks for the poetry party (07/05/07)
To the editor:I appreciate the Southeast Missourian for employing writers who value poetry. In February, TJ Greaney highlighted professor Rodney Jones for his efforts to save poetry from extinction. This morning, I enjoyed Matt Sanders' focus on the sports poetry book by Dr. Robert Hamblin...
Speak Out 7/5/07 (07/05/07)
Violating the 14th; Brown's effect; Internet dining; Official anxiety; Male rule; Golf rates; Slide rule; Why I love Paris; Tradeoff; Grade inflation; Making our day; A different story; Power of prayer; Techno slaves ; Drug tests for teachers; Praying for diabetic; You can do it; Taking on arthritis

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