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Stories from Thursday, September 13, 2007

Woman wants smokers to get butts off her property (09/13/07)
Tamela Jones is unhappy with Southeast Missouri Hospital's smoke-free policy. Hospital visitors are being directed to light up at nearby public sidewalks. "As a smoker, I understand the indoor smoking ban and that non-smokers shouldn't have to walk through a cloud of smoke to get in somewhere," she said...
Sahara Aldridge undergoes surgery to have tumor removed (09/13/07)
Sahara Aldridge's family hopes they might have finally beaten the brain-stem tumor that has ravaged her body for more than a year -- and that the tumor isn't what doctors originally thought it was -- after seeking treatment from a west coast neurosurgeon...
Forecast low nears record (09/13/07)
After relief from a heat wave that broke a 24-year-old record for consecutive 90-degree days, temperatures in the region were expected to dip into the 40s, not far from the coldest day record. The National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., forecast a low of 46 degrees for Wednesday night. The record low for Wednesday's date is 42 degrees...
Former Chaffee chief leaves new post (09/13/07)
Former Chaffee, Mo., police chief Martin Keys didn't have much time to get acquainted with his new job as a Scott City police patrolman. After just a week on the job, Keys submitted his resignation to his new boss, Scott City police chief Don Cobb, expressing a desire not to cause unwanted attention and controversy after his turbulent year as chief in nearby Chaffee...
'Red Door' church offers breakfast (09/13/07)
The Rev. Bob Towner has gotten used to telling people his church is the one with the red door. So when he and church members planned to kick off a free breakfast on the third Saturday of each month, coming up with a name was easy. The first Red Door Breakfast is from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, 101 N. Fountain St...
MoDOT road projects scheduled for Southeast Missouri next week (09/13/07)
The following MoDOT road projects are scheduled for Southeast Missouri. Poor weather may cause dates to change. The St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad, at the intersection of highways 34/72, 25 and U.S. 61 in Jackson, is slated for routine maintenance Saturday. The westbound left turn lane onto Hope Street will be among the work locations...
Sock hop will raise money for the Family Resource Center (09/13/07)
Sponsor a window, make a donation or rock the block to help the Family Resource Center this weekend. Those wanting to help the community can break out the poodle skirts and saddle shoes or blue jeans, leather jacket and penny loafers for "Rock the Block" from 4 to 8 p.m. ...
Community briefs 9/13/07 (09/13/07)
Biester Philipps reunion planned for Sunday There will be a basket dinner at 2 p.m. Sunday at VFW lake, 1346 County Road 206, Cape Girardeau. Bring table service and drinks. Call 243-1751 for more information. Niswonger homecoming dinner will be Sunday...
Ryan Corn Band to play CASA benefit concert (09/13/07)
The Ryan Corn Band will perform a benefit concert for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Missouri from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Broadway Books and Roasting Co. Chris Dale will be the opening act. Tickets are available in advance by calling CASA at 335-1726...
Raising chickens changes life of fair exhibitor (09/13/07)
Floyd Penny, 68, might have turned to a life of petty crime if he hadn't gotten a little chicken. The Cape Girardeau County man remembers being little more than 5 years old, sneaking over to his neighbor Joe Bowling's garden, armed with a salt shaker...
Community cuisine 9/13/07 (09/13/07)
All-you-can-eat dinner will be held at church The Scott City First Assembly of God in Scott City will host all-you-can-eat fish dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 28. The meal includes fried fish, coleslaw, baked beans, potatoes and hush puppies. Children 5 and younger eat free. Dine-in or carryout plate lunches will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For multiple carryouts, call ahead. For more information, call (573) 264-2365...
Republican Jack Jackson testing waters for Mo. governor's race (09/13/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Former Republican Rep. Jack Jackson is paying for a public opinion poll testing his prospects in a potential challenge to Republican Gov. Matt Blunt. Jackson, who narrowly lost a Republican primary for state auditor last year, has commissioned a poll that asks participants to choose between himself, Blunt and Attorney General Jay Nixon, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate...
Missouri provides more information to travelers (09/13/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri travelers now can access more up-to-date information about what lies ahead on the road. The Missouri Department of Transportation on Thursday launched an Internet site that combines work zone information, highway closings and weather-related road conditions on one map...
Man gets 10 years in prison for bilking Vincentians (09/13/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A business consultant who defrauded a Catholic religious order of hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson on Wednesday sentenced William Davidson, 51, for conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, bank fraud, tax evasion and money laundering. He was also ordered to repay the money...
Massive fire at oil company in Warrenton (09/13/07)
TRUESDALE, Mo. (AP) -- A large oil company building in eastern Missouri caught fire Thursday morning, sending smoke high into the air and creating concern for firefighters battling the blaze. The fire broke out before 6 a.m. at the Warrenton Oil Co. in Truesdale, just south of Interstate 70 in Warren County and about 50 miles west of St. Louis. Traffic was diverted from the area around the fire...
Bob Barker joins Hall of Famous Missourians (09/13/07)
Fresh off his retirement after 35 years of hosting a popular CBS game show, Bob Barker on Wednesday became the latest inductee into the Hall of Famous Missourians in Jefferson City. His 6,500 episodes of "The Price is Right" and a half-century as a revered television game-show host, this time it was Bob Barker's turn to come on down...
KC man who abandoned girlfriend's body must pay parents $500,000 (09/13/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A man who left his girlfriend's body to decompose in his Jeep Cherokee must pay her parents $500,000 for interfering with their rights to properly bury her, a Jackson County jury has ruled. In 2005, Matthew C. Davis, 42, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to seven years in prison for abandoning a corpse and 15 more for three unrelated drug charges...
Blunt switches directors at labor department (09/13/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt has switched directors for the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. On Wednesday, Blunt appointed labor director Rod Chapel to a six-year term on the Administrative Hearing Commission, which decides disputes between state agencies and businesses or individuals using a trial-type legal process...
St. Louis museum pays $10 million for Degas work (09/13/07)
ST. LOUIS -- A work by French artist Edgar Degas is the latest addition to the St. Louis Art Museum -- and one of the most expensive. "The Milliners," painted sometime around 1898, went on view Wednesday in the impressionist galleries at the museum in Forest Park...
Rep. Ron Richard chosen as 2009 Missouri House speaker-designee (09/13/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri House Republicans have chosen Rep. Ron Richard to take over the chamber's top position in 2009 -- assuming he wins re-election to the House, assuming Republicans hold onto power and assuming new lawmakers abide by the wishes of their predecessors...
Nixon says he will refund campaign contributions; Blunt noncommittal (09/13/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon said Wednesday that he is prepared to return any money raised for his gubernatorial campaign that exceeded the state's recently reimposed contribution limits. Republican Gov. Matt Blunt made no such commitment. And Nixon's campaign declined to say whether he would follow through on the refunds if Blunt does not...
Mattel admits it could have done better job on Chinese products (09/13/07)
WASHINGTON -- Acknowledging that "we are by no means perfect," Mattel Inc. CEO Robert Eckert said Wednesday the company could have done a better job overseeing subcontractors in China that produced more than 21 million recalled toys. The Consumer Product Safety Commission embraced Democrats' calls for more money after years of cutbacks to the agency. "This situation cannot continue," said Nancy Nord, the CPSC's acting chief...
Democrats reject general's plan for U.S. troops in Iraq (09/13/07)
WASHINGTON -- A day before President Bush was to deliver a major address on the war, Senate Democrats rejected a four-star general's recommendation to keep some 130,000 troops in Iraq through next summer and called for legislation that would sharply limit the mission of U.S. forces...
Judge OKs portions of Flight 93 voice recorder audio at trial (09/13/07)
NEW YORK -- The dramatic final moments of United Airlines Flight 93 that were captured on a cockpit voice recorder can be played for a jury at the first trial stemming from lawsuits filed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a judge ruled Wednesday...
Government didn't improve inspections after E. coli outbreak (09/13/07)
SALINAS, Calif. -- Government regulators never acted on calls for stepped-up inspections of leafy greens after last year's deadly E. coli spinach outbreak, leaving the safety of America's salads to a patchwork of largely unenforceable rules and the industry itself, an Associated Press investigation has found...
Cassini probe in safe mode after flying by Saturn moon Iapetus (09/13/07)
LOS ANGELES -- The international Cassini spacecraft went into safe mode this week after successfully passing over a Saturn moon that was the mysterious destination of a deep-space faring astronaut in Arthur C. Clarke's novel "2001: A Space Odyssey."...
Ebola killing off gorillas to levels where they might not recover, conservation group says (09/13/07)
GENEVA (AP) -- The most common type of gorilla is now "critically endangered," one step away from global extinction, according to the 2007 Red List of Threatened Species released Wednesday by the World Conservation Union. The Ebola virus is depleting Western Gorilla populations to a point where it might become impossible for them to recover...
Putin fires prime minister, nominates surprise replacement (09/13/07)
MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday replaced his long-serving prime minister with an obscure Cabinet official -- a surprise move that could make him a candidate to succeed Putin in next year's presidential election. The nomination of Viktor Zubkov, who currently oversees the government's fight against money laundering, appeared to have caught much of the Russian political elite off-guard...
Foot-and-mouth disease found in cattle at British farm (09/13/07)
EGHAM, England -- Authorities confirmed a new foot-and-mouth outbreak on the outskirts of London on Wednesday, just days after the government lifted livestock restrictions following the appearance of the devastating disease last month. The highly contagious disease was found in cattle grazing in Surrey, a county that borders London, and close to a laboratory that was linked to the August outbreak. ...
Japanese premier quits after scandals, dispute over support for U.S. forces in Afghanistan (09/13/07)
Japanese premier quits after troubled first year TOKYO -- Weakened by scandal and failure at the ballot box, Japan's prime minister announced Wednesday that he was quitting after only a year in office, bowing out amid a political brawl over the country's aid to U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan. ...
Indonesian quake causes buildings to collapse, creates small tsunami (09/13/07)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A strong earthquake shook Southeast Asia on Wednesday, collapsing buildings, killing at least five people and injuring dozens in Indonesia. Nations as far away as Africa put coastal areas on alert, but only a small tsunami hit Sumatra, the island ravaged by the 2004 tsunami disaster...
Consumer groups call pasta strike in Italy to protest increases in price of national dish (09/13/07)
MILAN, Italy -- Be it fettuccine, linguine or spaghetti, Italians will soon be paying up to 20 percent more for their pasta. Consumer groups are calling for a one-day pasta strike Thursday -- not against eating it, but against buying it -- to protest the increase. ...
Riley, Kelly shut out Central (09/13/07)
Jessica Riley pitched a five-hit shutout and Londyn Backfisch homered as the Kelly softball team beat visiting Central 4-0 on Wednesday. Riley struck out two and walked two as the Hawks improved their record to 10-2. Backfisch and Casey Kern both had two hits for the Hawks. Kern drove in two runs...
Coaches shrug off milestone (09/13/07)
Saturday's college football game between Southeast Missouri State and Indiana State has little in common with last year's Super Bowl. But there will be one similarity. The Colts' Tony Dungy and the Bears' Lovie Smith comprised the first matchup between black head coaches in Super Bowl history...
Redhawks' defensive coordinator coached the Sycamores for seven seasons (09/13/07)
Tim McGuire says he has no hard feelings about being let go as Indiana State University's head football coach a few years back. And Southeast Missouri State's defensive coordinator emphasized that he would take no special delight in beating the school where he was employed for 12 years...
Area sports digest 9/13/07 (09/13/07)
Southeast baseball adds assistant Former University of Missouri player J.C. Field has joined the Southeast Missouri State baseball program as a volunteer assistant coach. Field, a native of Tucson, Ariz., was a catcher for the Tigers in 2005 and 2006 after transferring from Pima (Ariz.) Community College...
Cooper devotes life to speed (09/13/07)
The first time Daryl Cooper won a drag race at Sikeston Drag Strip, he cleared -- he figures -- all of $28. But he remembers it well. "Back then, there were no starting lights or clocks," Cooper said. "There would be a flagman out there and there would be someone at the end who would say who won."...
Raiders sign the No. 1 overall pick (09/13/07)
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Quarterback JaMarcus Russell finally signed his record rookie contract with the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday and joined his new team for practice, ending the longest holdout in more than two decades by the league's top pick. Russell will be guaranteed a record $29 million in his six-year $61 million deal, according to two people familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity because the terms were not released. ...
Belichick speaks with Goodell about videotape flap (09/13/07)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- This videotape needs no interpretation:~ The Patriots coach issued a statement about sideline filming. Patriots coach Bill Belichick walked out of his news conference Wednesday when pressed repeatedly about the sideline spying scandal that landed him on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's crowded docket...
Pace will undergo surgery soon (09/13/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams placed left tackle Orlando Pace on injured reserve Wednesday, ending the seven-time Pro Bowl player's season after one game because of a shoulder injury. A second player was added to compensate for another hole: defensive tackle Claude Wroten's four-week suspension Tuesday for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy...
Hincapie opens narrow lead (09/13/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- George Hincapie of Greenville, S.C., emerged from a group of 12 riders with a late surge Wednesday to claim the second stage and move into the race lead at the Tour of Missouri. Hincapie, who rides for the Discovery Channel team and has 11 Tour de France finishes -- the most by any American -- won the 125.6-mile road race from Clinton to Springfield in 4 hours, 35 minutes, 26 seconds...
Cardinals suffer sixth straight loss (09/13/07)
CINCINNATI -- Edwin Encarnacion found it difficult to hit against Anthony Reyes when they played in the minor leagues. The majors are another matter. Encarnacion homered and drove in three runs to back Bronson Arroyo on Wednesday night as the Cincinnati Reds handed the St. Louis Cardinals their season-high sixth consecutive loss, 5-1...
Life aboard the Speedwagon (09/13/07)
On Sept. 14 the Speedwagon will venture into Cape to play the SEMO District Fair. Singer, guitarist and principal songwriter Kevin Cronin recently phoned in to talk to OFF about the changes the band has seen over the years and why he's excited about playing our little fair...
Riding the Wave (09/13/07)
Texas singer/songwriter Pat Green labored away for years as an indie country singer, if you call the kind of popularity that allows one to sell out the Houston Astrodome "laboring away". Now Green has made the successful leap to the major label country world (remember that big song "Wave on Wave") and his newest effort, "Cannonball", has the singer on tour with Kenny Chesney and Sugarland...
Playlist (09/13/07)
1. T-Bone Walker- "Mean Old World" T-Bone has always been one of my favorite inspirations for both guitar and vocals. Sophisticated and innovative jazz/blues style that is still very popular and influential today. What a lot of people may not know about T-Bone also is that he was a tremendous performer who invented such stage antics as playing behind the head and doing the splits!...
Good bets (09/13/07)
FAMILY Armbands For some people, it's all about the rides. Ride them on the cheap with an armband. n When: 5 to 10 p.m. today n Where: SEMO District Fair Magic shows Magic man Bob Bohm entertains the adults and kiddies for free at the fair...
50 Cent vs Kanye West is no contest in the artistic category (09/13/07)
Hip-hop's latest battle between two of its biggest egos -- Kanye West and 50 Cent -- has been building like a title fight in Vegas. Before the Tuesday release of their respective CDs, "Graduation" and "Curtis," 50 challenged West to a televised debate, called him a "worker bee" while describing himself as a "boss," and vowed to retire if West outsold him during their debut week. ...
Shelton dishes the BS (09/13/07)
Matt Sanders: So what's up with name, "Pure BS"? What's so pure about it? Blake Shelton: Making this album was a ... long, drug-out process for me. We probably cut, I don't know, 17 or 18 songs for this particular album. And during that time I was going through a divorce and just really leaning on this particular music in a lot of ways. ...
Top cd sales (09/13/07)
No. 1. Kanye West: "Graduation" No. 2. 50 Cent: "Curtis" No. 3. Iced Earth: "Framing Armageddon" No. 4. Hellyeah: "Hellyeah" No. 5. Atreyu: "Lead Sails Paper Anchor"
Live weekend (09/13/07)
Friday FAMILY SEMO District Fair, Arena Park BANDS REO Speedwagon, SEMO District Fair Defined Perception, Broussard's Vintage, Bel-Air Grill The Level, Rude Dog Pub Blues Bandits, Port Cape Girardeau Jennifer Jolls, Royal N'Orleans KARAOKE Willa's Getaway, McClure, Ill...
Road trippin' (09/13/07)
Less than 1 hour away Murphysboro, Ill. Murphysboro Apple Festival The Murphysboro Apple Festival prides itself on providing family fun, billing itself as Southern Illinois' oldest and largest alcohol-free festival. More than 45,000 people are expected to attend the festival -- which started Wednesday -- over its five days. As part of the festival, the General John A. Logan Museum will unveil its new special exhibit, "April 1865: Lincoln, Grant and Logan."...
'3:10 to Yuma' a real Hollywood western (09/13/07)
"3:10 to Yuma" is made in the classic Hollywood tradition that can only be called "A Major Motion Picture." It has big stars, big themes, big sets out in the wild west; it has stay-and-fight Apaches, saloons, gunfights, ladies of the night; it has corrupt bankers and landlords, salt-of-the-earth ranching families, rough and tumble rail men, tough-as-nails Pinkerton guards, Chinese immigrants ... and the meanest gang since, well, I don't know when...
'Evita' sweeps into Paducah (09/13/07)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Have a craving for musical theater that just can't wait for Southeast Missouri State University's debut of "Big River" this October? Don't want to go to St. Louis to get your musical fix? If so, this weekend you're in luck. Friday and Saturday, Paducah's Carson Center will host performances of "Evita," the world-famous musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber...
Best-sellers-Books-USAToday (09/13/07)
BC-Best-sellers-Books-USAToday,0777 USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS Key: F-Fiction; NF-Nonfiction; H-Hardcover; P-Paperback 1. "74 Seaside Avenue" by Debbie Macomber (Mira) (F-P) 2. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" by J.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPre (Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic) (F-H)...
New DVD releases include `Away From Her,' `The Graduate' and `Face/Off' (09/13/07)
By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer Selected home-video releases: "Away From Her" A remarkably assured directing debut from actress Sarah Polley, this beautifully understated drama presents Julie Christie in an Academy Award-worthy performance 40 years after her best-actress Oscar win for "Darling" and casts Canadian star Gordon Pinsent in a heartbreaking role alongside her. ...
Southeast Baroque Ensemble at Shuck tonight (09/13/07)
The Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Recital Hall at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus housed a chapel when the building was a seminary. The original stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings combine with new acoustical engineering and a computerized lighting system to provide an intimate aural and visual experience unlike anything Cape Girardeau has ever had before...
Something completely different (09/13/07)
Driving down Broadway near downtown, it's hard not to notice a little place called Burritoville. Not because there's anything special about the building: It's a rather nondescript, brick fast-food restaurant style place that once housed a Dairy Queen...
Praying for no rain (09/13/07)
What a wash. Last weekend was to be a big one on my arts and entertainment beat: the opening of the SEMO District Fair, the debut of a revamped and renamed River City Music Festival and some nice pyrotechnics downtown thanks to NARS. Then the rains came. And they didn't stop coming...
IVAS JOHN: Doing it his way (09/13/07)
Ivas John is an unusual fellow. Let's start with the name. Ivas is Lithuanian. John is his middle name. His last name is Dambrauskas. Not your standard bluesman's moniker, so he's Ivas John for short. He's the opposite of short, though. He's a presence on stage the way Robert Cray is, his flickering smile telling no one what he's he's thinking, just that he's doing exactly what he wants to do...
Anna Elias (09/13/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Anna W. "Billie" Elias, 89, of Cairo died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at Daystar Care Center. She was born March 25, 1918, in Cairo, daughter of William Thomas and Estella Waterman Clanton. She married George S. Elias, who preceded her in death...
Dr. James Bruening (09/13/07)
Dr. James T. Bruening, 58, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, at his daughter's home in Maryville, Ill. He was born Feb. 27, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, son of Paul H. and Thekla Sieving Bruening. He and Fay Wessel were married Aug. 3, 1973, in Denison, Iowa...
Arbey Crown (09/13/07)
THEBES, Ill. -- Arbey Crown, 90, of Thebes died at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Jan. 31, 1917, in Pocahontas, Ark., son of James Emmett and Betty Levil Crown. He married Lois Kelley, who preceded him in death in 1985. He later married Mary Jane Cole Dec. 4, 1987. She preceded him in death Dec. 22, 2003...
Jo Anderson (09/13/07)
Rita Jo Anderson, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Oct. 23, 1916, in Puxico, Mo., daughter of Thomas and Jane Fears Harbin. She and Paul W. Anderson were married June 8, 1940, in Blytheville, Ark. He died Aug. 31, 1998...
Bonnie Umfleet (09/13/07)
Bonnie Jean Barks Umfleet, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, at her home. She was born July 5, 1926, in Advance, Mo., daughter of Henry and Lula Barks. She married Edward Umfleet, who preceded her in death. She is survived by four sons, Mark Umfleet and wife Betty of Cape Girardeau, Pete Umfleet and wife Linda of Advance, Keith Umfleet and wife Tammy, and Terry Umfleet of Cape Gir­ardeau; a daughter, Pam Burns of Cape Gir­ardeau; a stepdaughter, Sue Paxton of Sedalia, Mo.; a brother, James Henry Barks of Rolla, Mo.; a sister, Heloise Tricky of Union City, Mo.; 20 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.. ...
Births 9/13/07 (09/13/07)
Meunier; Smithey; Crowden; Click; Burke; Borders; Goodin; Thorne
Cape/Jackson fire report 9/13/07 (09/13/07)
n At 5:38 p.m., an illegal burn at 231 S. Ellis St. n At 7:40 p.m., a still alarm at Melrose Avenue and Delwin Street. n At 10:41 p.m., emergency medical service in the 800 block of Jefferson Avenue. n At 11:42 p.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of South Park Avenue...
Cape/Jackson police report 9/13/07 (09/13/07)
Thefts; Arrests
Out of the past 9/13/07 (09/13/07)
Light showers that fell last night and again this morning serve to settle the dust at Arena Park, as the 127th annual SEMO District Fair kicks off; entertaining before the grandstands in the evening will be Narvel Felts and Lou Hobbs. The 200 Delta-area residents who turn out for the hearing in the Delta High School gymnasium are outspoken in their support for their school district and equally vocal in their opposition to a proposed plan to consolidate the Delta and Chaffee, Mo., public schools...
Correction 9/13/07 (09/13/07)
The address listing for the showcase home in the Aug. 26 edition should have said the house is in Jackson. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
E-mail hypocrisy (09/13/07)
By Tony Messenger Ed Martin's a big fan of government openness if it serves his political purposes. But ask Gov. Matt Blunt's chief of staff for his public records, and Martin sings a different tune. That's what he did last week when I asked to see his e-mails from the week of Aug. ...
Sexual violence is our problem (09/13/07)
By Chris Edmonds One in four children will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Sexual violence is the most underreported violent crime in the nation. There are more than 60 million adult survivors of child sexual abuse. When a child or adult is sexually abused, the victim and the perpetrator are almost always known to each other...
Downtown solutions (09/13/07)
For several months now there has been an ongoing dialogue involving downtown businesses, city and police officials and representatives of Old Town Cape, an organization devoted to the vitality of the Cape Girardeau's most historic area. The discussions have dealt with what some merchants see as a need for more of a police presence when downtown bars and clubs are the busiest, usually from about 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays...
Contributors are the real heroes (09/13/07)
To the editor:Congratulations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association locally for an extremely successful telethon. I have always watched MDA's success with a selfish interest, using it as a barometer for our United Way campaign each year. And each year I'm pleased to watch MDA's donations increase. Both of our organizations make sure the money is invested well in our local community, but those who contribute are the real heroes...
Residents' rights week observed (09/13/07)
To the editor:Oct. 7 to 13 is National Long-Term Care Residents' Rights Week, a time to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices many long-term care residents have made to better our community. This year's theme, Advancing Excellence: A Resident's Perspective on Quality, encourages these residents to speak up about what the quality of care and life in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities or residential-care facilities means to them. ...
Evolutionists have godless agenda (09/13/07)
To the editor:According to evolutionists, an explosion occurred and over time man, animals and plants emerged. Every explosion I have seen destroys. If we emerged from an explosion, that which exploded had to be so large our minds could not find a way to comprehend its size...
Speak Out 9/13/07 (09/13/07)
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