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Stories from Sunday, July 15, 2007

Cape event promotes alternative medicine (07/15/07)
Elsie Smothers of Benton, Mo., soaked her feet in bath of reddish-brown water Saturday at the second annual Mother Earth Wholistic Fair. She persuaded John Kirk, the husband of a friend, to do the same thing. The Benton farmer had his doubts at first but was satisfied. "After I'd been in there for about 20 minutes, I had tingly feet," Kirk said...
Cape church withdraws request to add day care (07/15/07)
A Cape Girardeau church has withdrawn its request to build a day-care center. Residents living near Christ Church of the Heartland opposed the plan, part of a church expansion started more than a year ago at 720 Bertling St. On July 2, the church's law firm, Lowes & Drusch of Cape Girardeau, faxed a letter to the city saying the request for a special-use permit was being withdrawn...
Scott County retooling tax idea (07/15/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County commissioners have been in discussions about putting April's failed sales-tax initiative back on the ballot, though no decisions on what form the new initiative would take or what ballot it would be on have been made yet, the county's presiding commissioner said...
Cape family leaves for Soap Box Derby race (07/15/07)
April and Jordan Little are geared up to represent Cape Girardeau in the 70th annual All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. April, 13, Jordan, 9, and their mother, Beth, began their 10-hour trip Saturday afternoon. They will spend the week leading up to Friday's final race calibrating their cars, racing in test runs and enjoying the entertainment provided by the derby...
Hoping to die free (07/15/07)
POTOSI, Mo. -- In 1992, Brian Kinder was sent to death row because a court ruled he should die for the rape and murder of a Crystal City, Mo., woman. Fifteen years later, Kinder says doctors have recommended that he should die a free man because of an ongoing struggle with throat cancer. In early July, Kinder requested a medical parole...
National Guard company leaving for Iraq (07/15/07)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Today at noon a departure ceremony will be held for about 110 members of the Missouri National Guard's 1138th Engineer Battalion who are deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will be held at the Farmington Civic Center, 2 Black Knight Drive. The 1138th is based in Farmington, and the unit has a detachment in Fredericktown, Mo...
Club news (07/15/07)
Wonderworkers FCE The Wonderworkers FCE Extension Club met June 14 with Margie E. Reisenbichler as hostess. The club voted to give a donation to the Green Bears, an organization to help children with sexual abuse and violence. Plans were discussed for the booth at the SEMO District Fair in September...
Sheriff says dog seizure largest in Illinois history (07/15/07)
Sheriff says dog seizure largest in Illinois history SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. -- Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the seizure by his officers of 37 fighting dogs Friday in a southern Chicago suburb was the largest such raid in Illinois history. Dart also said the raid was the fourth largest in U.S. ...
Government: Levee designed to protect county should hold (07/15/07)
ELWOOD, Kan. -- Floodwaters that inundated parts of northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas in May were a good test of a levee designed to protect eastern Doniphan County from a repeat of the 1993 flood disaster. Floodwaters rose within 4 feet of entering Elwood in May, and rumors flew through the town that the government was going to blow a hole in the levee to spare nearby St. Joseph, Mo...
Opponents of execution seek example of misuse (07/15/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Death penalty opponents had pegged their hopes on a Missouri case as clear evidence that an innocent person was executed. Such a case, they hoped, would finally turn public and political sentiment against executions. But St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce announced Thursday that the right man, Larry Griffin, had been executed in the 1980 drive-by killing of Quintin Moss...
Chicago gets tips on 2016 Olympics (07/15/07)
CHICAGO -- Chicago Olympics organizers can turn to some big names with proven track records for advice on how to win the selection process and then run the 2016 Summer Games. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney rescued the scandal-plagued 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth ran the profitable 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and is chairman of the U.S. ...
Quarantine officers work the front lines to combat disease (07/15/07)
CHICAGO -- A day's work for Lt. Cmdr. Rendi Murphree Bacon can mean face time with lab rats, frozen specimens or a baboon-hunting trophy. It can bring refugees from far-flung nations where the crippling polio virus has resurfaced or a traveler with a human skull souvenir...
NRA, Anheuser-Bush end park deal (07/15/07)
LANGHORNE, Pa. -- The country's largest gun lobby is no longer offering free tickets to get to Sesame Street. The National Rifle Association had been giving away free tickets to Sesame Place, an amusement park that caters to children in return for online donations to its political arm...
Elderly man continues to live in abandoned neighborhood (07/15/07)
HERCULANEUM, Mo. -- In an area where traditions and memories are disappearing as families leave and their houses are torn down, Elmer "Red" Meng, 82, is holding on. Kissing his wife was the first thing he did when he woke up in the morning and the last thing he did before he went to bed in the room, in the house and on the street where they lived together for 53 years...
L.A. archdiocese to pay $600M to settle abuse claims (07/15/07)
LOS ANGELES -- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will settle its clergy abuse cases for at least $600 million, by far the largest payout in the church's sexual abuse scandal, The Associated Press learned Saturday. Attorneys for the archdiocese and the plaintiffs are expected to announce the deal Monday, the day the first of more than 500 clergy abuse cases was scheduled for jury selection, according to two people with knowledge of the agreement. ...
World's tallest mangets married at tomb of Kublai Khan (07/15/07)
BEIJING -- The world's tallest man married a woman who's two-thirds his height and half his age, holding a traditional Mongolian ceremony Thursday with great fanfare at the tomb of Kublai Khan. Bao Xishun, a 7-foot-9 herdsman from Inner Mongolia, met his bride earlier this year after searching high and low, sending advertisements around the world. It turns out he didn't have to look far -- 5-foot-6 saleswoman Xia Shujian hails from his hometown of Chifeng...
Marines ramp up training in battlefield ethics (07/15/07)
SAN DIEGO -- Perched atop a stack of foot lockers in a spotless barracks, drill instructor Gunnery Sgt. Celestino Casias asks 45 shaven-headed recruits what it takes to be a Marine. "Honor, courage, commitment!" the aspiring fighters shout in unison...
NASA misspells space shuttle's name on banner (07/15/07)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA moved space shuttle Endeavour a step closer to liftoff without an essential part: the "u." The spacecraft arrived at the its launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday, and officials welcomed it with a banner reading "Go Endeavor."...
New Orleans taco truck ordinance highlights new tensions (07/15/07)
NEW ORLEANS -- In the parking lot of a drive-thru daiquiri bar that sells frozen White Russians in plastic to-go cups, Fidel Sanchez is running an illegal enterprise that's too unwholesome to be tolerated, according to politicians here in suburban Jefferson Parish...
Fake cop pulls over real detective (07/15/07)
BOHEMIA, N.Y. -- There were flashing lights atop his sport utility vehicle and what appeared to be a police badge in his hand, but it was the man he tried to pull over who was the real police detective. Robert Lane, 25, was arrested Tuesday on charges of criminal impersonation and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, Suffolk County police said...
Wis. divorce bill sets rules for pet custody (07/15/07)
MADISON, Wis. -- Talk about treating Fido like one of the family:~ Now, dozens of schools teach courses on animal law. Wisconsin legislators have introduced a bill that outlines how divorcing couples and the courts should handle custody battles over pets...
Lady Bird Johnson remembered at Texas funeral attended by 1,800 (07/15/07)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Former presidents, fellow first ladies and about 1,800 other people attended a private funeral Saturday for Lady Bird Johnson, celebrating her memory against a backdrop of the wildflowers and hymns that she loved. Two huge, multicolored floral displays at the front of the Riverbend Centre sanctuary included wildflowers and blooms from the gardens of friends of the former first lady, an environmentalist devoted to preserving wildflowers and native plants. ...
Judge continues to press pants suit (07/15/07)
WASHINGTON -- A customer who sued a dry cleaner for $54 million over a missing pair of pants has asked the judge who threw out the widely mocked case to reconsider, saying she committed a "fundamental legal error." Roy L. Pearson, a local administrative law judge, argued Wednesday that District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Judith Bartnoff failed to address his legal claims. ...
Hookah cafes fight British smoking ban (07/15/07)
LONDON -- Gone are the sweet-smelling trails of smoke that used to bubble out of the water pipes at Al Arez cafe on Edgeware Road. Gone are five employees who Mohammed Khalil fired a day after Britain's national smoking ban went into effect last week...
Possible terror attack prompts government to be more vigilant (07/15/07)
WASHINGTON -- National security officials worry about a possible attack against the United States in the months ahead even though the government's leading terrorism experts have not found concrete information about an imminent strike. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff spoke this past week of his "gut feeling" that the nation faces an increased risk of attack this summer...
Bush says the war in Iraq can be won despite mixed report on progress (07/15/07)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush took his critics to task Saturday for using the poor marks the Iraqi government received on a progress report this week as reason to argue that the war is lost. Bush acknowledged the Iraqis received "unsatisfactory" marks on eight benchmarks, including failure to prepare for local elections or to pass a law to share oil revenue among Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. ...
Congress revives food labeling law amid tainted food imports (07/15/07)
WASHINGTON -- Shoppers are in the dark about where much of their food comes from despite a five-year-old law requiring meat and other products to carry labels with their country of origin. That soon may change. Reports of tainted seafood from China have raised consumer awareness about the safety of imported food, and many of the law's opponents have left Congress...
N. Korean diplomat confirms shutdown of nuclear reactor (07/15/07)
SEOUL, South Korea -- A North Korean diplomat confirmed the country had shut down its sole operating nuclear reactor after receiving an initial shipment of oil aid, and said U.N. nuclear inspectors would start work on Sunday to verify it. "Immediately after the arrival of the first heavy fuel oil, the facilities were shut down and the [International Atomic Energy Agency] personnel will verify that maybe by now, or from today in Korea," said Kim Myong Gil, minister at the North's mission to the United Nations in New York.. ...
Suicide bomber targets Pakistani military convoy, killing 24 soldiers (07/15/07)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Islamic militants launched a deadly suicide attack, detonated a roadside bomb and fired rockets on Saturday as thousands of Pakistani troops deployed to the northwestern frontier to thwart the launch of a holy war, officials said...
Teen Sri Lankan housemaid on death row highlights surge in Saudi executions (07/15/07)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Rizana Nafeek, a 19-year-old housemaid from Sri Lanka, is on death row because the baby in her care died while she was bottle-feeding him. If her appeal is turned down, she will taken to a public square to be publicly beheaded...
British police charge man over failed attacks in London and Glasgow (07/15/07)
LONDON -- An Indian doctor arrested the same day his brother allegedly drove a Jeep into Glasgow's main airport was charged with a terrorism offense in Britain on Saturday. A distant cousin in Australia was also charged in the failed attacks in London and Glasgow...
Putin suspends participation in arms treaty (07/15/07)
MOSCOW -- Russia suspended participation in a key European arms control treaty Saturday, saying it will halt NATO inspections of its military sites and no longer limit the numbers of its tanks and other heavy conventional weapons. The move, threatened for months, added new tension to relations with the West already strained over U.S. plans to build a missile shield in Eastern Europe, Russian conflicts with its neighbors and Western criticism of Moscow's human rights record...
Lebanon's 14 feuding factions meet for talks outside Paris (07/15/07)
PARIS -- Lebanon's rival parties met in a French chateau Saturday for unusual and long-awaited talks meant to ease a political and sectarian crisis threatening to rip apart their country. The closed meetings, organized by France with U.S. and Iranian approval, were not expected to break the political deadlock between the Western-backed prime minister and the Hezbollah-led opposition. But participants applauded the talks...
China suspends imports from major U.S. meat processors (07/15/07)
BEIJING -- China has suspended imports of chicken feet, pig ears and other animal products from seven U.S. companies, including the world's largest meat processor, in an apparent attempt to turn the tables on American complaints about tainted products from China...
Words of enlightenment for a man with no title (07/15/07)
Dear David Heeb, It has come to my attention that you believe you have not been given ample explanation on your status with the Scott County Central School District. Perhaps I can be of assistance. You see, even though members of the board of education and administration have not answered our queries or returned our calls, the district's superintendent, Dr. Joel Holland, did write us a letter that offered some clarity...
Capahas reach NBC regional final with rout of Riverdogs (07/15/07)
The Plaza Tire Capahas barely survived Friday's National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional opener, rallying past Springfield 6-5 in 10 innings. Things were not nearly as difficult for the Capahas Saturday as they cruised into the championship round...
Pine Bluff bounces back from blowout (07/15/07)
Pine Bluff, Ark., was run-ruled by the Charleston Riverdogs in Friday's opening game of the National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional. After the 16-6, seven-inning loss, the chances of the Braves' reaching the championship round of the four-team, double-elimination event seemed remote at best...
Ford & Sons sweeps Perryville in doubleheader (07/15/07)
The Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team continued its impressive season Saturday night by sweeping a non-district doubleheader from host Perryville. Cape won 15-10 and 10-5 to improve to 26-12. Garrett Stevens allowed just one earned run while pitching all seven innings of the opener. He gave up seven hits, struck out four and walked four...
Area digest (07/15/07)
Cape falls in titlegame of junior tourney After a pair of one-run victories Friday night put the Cape Girardeau American Legion junior baseball team into the final of the District 14 tournament, Plaza Tire ran out of magic on Saturday with a one-run loss...
National publications predict Redhawks will finish seventh in OVC football race (07/15/07)
The Southeast Missouri State football team is still neary three weeks away from beginning practice, and the Redhawks' first game isn't until Aug. 30. But the preseason predictions and prognostications are already flying around hot and heavy. College football preview magazines have been on the shelves for a while now, and three that cover Division I-AA -- Street & Smith's, Lindy's and Phil Steele's -- have all picked Southeast to finish seventh in the 10-team Ohio Valley Conference...
Sailing the high C's (07/15/07)
Donna Smith had never seen an opera until college, and even then it was only a videotaped version of "Carmen." Now, the Cape Girardeau native makes a living on the stage, sending her powerful soprano voice over the orchestra to audience members in opera houses in Milwaukee, St. Louis, Europe and now Cooperstown, N.Y...
People bypassing health club memberships in favor of home gyms (07/15/07)
There's no monthly membership for a home gym, no lines for exercise machines or commute times to the fitness center. For some homeowners it's making a lot of sense to stay in to work out. People who want a private workout whenever they choose are bypassing the health club and bringing the gym into their homes. They're carving out a personalized fitness space for the same exercise programs offered at a lavish outside facility...
Stay connected while roughing it (07/15/07)
NEW YORK -- Ah, camping. The tent. The sleeping bag. The camp fire. The laptop. Yeah, the laptop! What's a campground or RV park without Internet access these days? People say they want to get away from it all, but that doesn't necessarily mean they want to live without e-mail...
CYBERTRIPS Explore the northern Rockies in and around Glacier National Park (07/15/07)
The northwest corner of Montana holds millions of acres of scenic mountains, lakes, rivers and forest to fill your next vacation, and the crown jewel is Glacier National Park. They claim more than 700 miles of hiking trails in Glacier -- www.nps.gov/glac/ -- along with the unique Going-to-the-Sun Road, a 50-mile excursion through the mountains and across Logan Pass in the heart of the park. ...
Ex-internment camp receives historic designation (07/15/07)
TOPAZ, Utah -- Hundreds gathered at the former Topaz internment camp recently to honor its recent designation as a National Historic Landmark. Some 8,000 Japanese-Americans were held here during World War II, part of the 120,000 who were removed from their homes and placed in detention centers by the U.S. federal government after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor...
I want to ride my bicyclette (07/15/07)
PARIS -- It was a perfect Paris moment: The rain cleared, the sky filled with blue, and I was flying across town on a bicycle, past the Louvre, along the Seine River, through a public garden and up a cobblestone market street. As a tourist in Paris, it's easy to spend at least an hour every day in the Metro, but sometimes you need to come up for air. ...
Travel by train (07/15/07)
WASHINGTON -- Mahogany interiors, five-course meals and personal butler service will be available on several Amtrak routes starting this fall, as the national passenger railroad embarks on a new partnership with GrandLuxe Rail Journeys. The companies have teamed up to attach seven special GrandLuxe cars to regularly scheduled Amtrak trains. More than 90 departures are scheduled from November to early January...
New UNESCO World Heritage sites - and one deletion (07/15/07)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- UNESCO has added 22 new natural and cultural sites to its World Heritage list, but it also stripped a region from the list for the first time. The U.N. culture committee, meeting in New Zealand in late June and early July, removed Oman's Arabian Oryx Sanctuary from the list. UNESCO said Oman was cutting the size of the sanctuary by 90 percent to prospect for oil, and that the oryx there -- a type of antelope -- had dwindled from 450 to 65 since 1994...
Kermit's birthplace Mississippi town is home to exhibit about puppet's creator (07/15/07)
LELAND, Miss. -- Road signs of a flipper-waving Kermit the Frog attract thousands of visitors annually through the flatlands of the Mississippi Delta to the hometown of the famous amphibian and his equally renowned creator, Jim Henson. The city of Leland (population 5,500) was where Henson lived from 1936-48. ...
TOURISM COMEBACK Lake Tahoe hopeful after dry winter, wildfires (07/15/07)
Fire and ice haven't been kind to the fabled Lake Tahoe resort region this year. An unusually dry winter kept ski resorts short of snow. Wildfires destroyed more than 200 homes and other buildings just before Independence Day celebrations, which traditionally draw up to 100,000 people...
Ivanka Trump to join resort board (07/15/07)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Heiress and former runway model Ivanka Trump is joining the board of the gaming company Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. "She's been outstanding in everything she has done, and she will be an outstanding board member," her father, Donald Trump, said...
Gladys Bollinger (07/15/07)
Gladys Bollinger, 90, of Jackson died Friday, July 13, 2007, at Monticello House, where she had lived the past two years. She was born July 9, 1917, in Bollinger County, Mo., daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Hahs Barks. She attended the former Clippard and Fulbright Elementary Schools in Oak Ridge. She and Floyd T. Bollinger were married May 20, 1939. He passed away September 10, 1988...
Earl Wills (07/15/07)
Earl Wills, 95, of Millersville died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Katie Tanner (07/15/07)
Katie Tanner, 19 years old of Cape Girardeau passed away on July 13, 2007, at Saint Louis University Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Notre Dame Regional High School, and a prayer service at 7 p.m. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Church...
Lisa James (07/15/07)
Lisa James, 36, of Jackson died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Charles Ramsey (07/15/07)
Charles W. Ramsey, 80, of Jackson died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Births 7/15/07 (07/15/07)
McIntyre; Lemmons; Bryant; Estes; Cook; Bruno; Underwood; Grant; Brown; Unger; Trovillion; Reed; Isaac; Wagner
Venneman-Atkinson (07/15/07)
Sara Janel Venneman and Daniel Minor Atkinson were married Sept. 23, 2006, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Dave Hulshof performed the ceremony. Pianist was Matt Yount of Marble Hill, Mo. Readers were Michael Venneman of Mehlville, Mo, uncle of the bride; Patricia Suelmann of St. Louis, aunt of the bride; Tony Peters of Cape Girardeau; and Tina Henderson of Fredericktown, Mo., cousin of the bride...
Rushin-Gerdes (07/15/07)
Aimee Suzanne Rushin and Jonathan Mark Gerdes were married Oct. 21, 2006, at Twin Springs Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Junior Vester performed the ceremony. Vocalist was Susan Stelling of Frohna, Mo. The bride is the daughter of Rick Rushin and Linda Rushin of Poplar Bluff. The groom is the son of Mark and Georgiana Gerdes of Jackson...
Gordon-Reutzel (07/15/07)
Michele N. Gordon and Aja A. Reutzel were united in marriage June 28, 2007, at Cataract Falls in the Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, Tenn. The bride is the daughter of Perry and Carol Guard of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of George and Denise Reutzel of Cape Girardeau...
Caton-Niswonger (07/15/07)
Darby Jo Caton and Eric Daniel Niswonger exchanged wedding vows May 19, 2007, at Moila Shrine Temple in St. Joseph, Mo. Todd Miller performed the ceremony. Scripture readers were Shelby Wright of Clarinda, Iowa, and Abbi Caton of St. Joseph, cousins of the bride...
Mouser-Shreve (07/15/07)
Amanda Beth Mouser and Toby Lee Shreve exchanged wedding vows Nov. 25, 2006, at Christ Church of the Heartland. Zach Strong performed the ceremony. Music was by Tim Parker of Tamms, Ill., uncle of the groom. Parents of the couple are Avery and Bonnie Mouser of McClure, Ill., and Keith and Sheila Shreve of Olive Branch, Ill...
Hall-Booker (07/15/07)
Emily Hall and Bradley Booker were married Oct. 7, 2006, at St. Francis Church in Lonedell, Mo. The Rev. Robert Liss performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kathryn Myers of Cape Girardeau and Terry Hall of Lonedell. The groom is the son of John and Peggy Booker of St. Charles, Mo...
Johnson-Land (07/15/07)
Michael and Denise Johnson of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristy Raydine Johnson, to Brian Michael Land. He is the son of Jerry and Pam Land of Anna, Ill. Johnson is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School. She is a physical therapy technician at the Lutheran Home...
Swift-Ernst (07/15/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Sharon and Mike McGraw of Washington, Mo., and Jim and Diane Swift of Park Hills, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Juel Swift, to Mark Allen Ernst. He is the son of Dave and June Ernst of Perryville. Swift is a 2003 graduate of Sullivan High School, and is attending Jefferson College. She is employed at Monsanto in St. Louis...
Brotherton-Barlow (07/15/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Cole and Kathleen Cassidy of Perryville and William and Sherry Brotherton of Sedgewickville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Brotherton, to Clifford Eugene Barlow Jr., both of Jackson. He is the son of Clifford and Mary Barlow of Scappoose, Ore., and Wayne Nations and Tina Dohogne of Chaffee, Mo...
Stringer-Wellin (07/15/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Wellin of Gordonville announce the engagement of their son, Clint Thomas Bauer Wellin, to Amber Nicole Stringer. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Stringer of Ullin, Ill. Stringer is employed by Cape Girardeau School District as a paraprofessional in the early childhood special education program...
Essner - 60 years (07/15/07)
KELSO, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Essner of Kelso celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner July 8, 2007, at Cedar Street Restaurant in Cape Girardeau. Hosts were their children and spouses, Danny and Debbie Essner and Doug and Leslie Essner of Cape Girardeau; David Essner, Dennis and Becky Essner, and Chris and Donna Scherer, all of Kelso. The couple has 10 grandchildren...
Dahiya - 40 years (07/15/07)
Dr. Jai N. and Leela Dahiya of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary July 4, 2007. They were married July 4, 1967, in Bijwasan, New Delhi, India, according to the Hindu marriage rituals. The couple moved from India to Denton, Texas, in 1974. Dahiya received a doctorate in physics from the University of North Texas in 1980...
Out of the past 7/15/07 (07/15/07)
Most Cape Girardeau municipal employees find a little extra in their paychecks, about 6 percent extra; city manager Gary A. Eide and the various employee groups have reached an agreement on Fiscal Year 1982-1983 salary levels, which calls for an average 6 percent wage increase effective at the beginning of this month...
Economic incentives (07/15/07)
Economic-development incentives play an enormous role in the expansion of Missouri's business and industrial base. Thanks to tax credits and other programs offered in recent years, the state's employment has grown and tax revenue has exceeded projections...
Negotiated drugs not beneficial (07/15/07)
To the editor:U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's call for the federal government to negotiate Medicare drug prices directly with pharmaceutical companies is seriously misguided ("Emerson sees big problems coming in health care," July 6). First, it is not even clear that allowing the government to negotiate prices would save any money. As the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office recently concluded, "Government price negotiation would not yield lower drug prices compared to current law."...
Good pay, health plans are needed (07/15/07)
To the editor:The Missouri Budget Project commends Gov. Matt Blunt for his veto of House Bill 327. He recognized that this bill was loaded down with extensive tax credits and had ballooned well beyond its original intent of expanding Missouri's Quality Jobs Act...
Speak Out 7/15/07 (07/15/07)
Potential winner?; War memorials; Time for answers; Lower speed limit; A good deed; More fireworks sales; Locked restrooms; Misplaced blame; Additional tax; Clemency numbers; Better locations; GOP accountability; Real issues; Inspirational book; Making intelligence; Expensive milk; Cell-phone drivers
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