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Stories from Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Crowell paying more to Jetton's firm after challenger emerges (01/15/08)
Sen. Jason Crowell increased his payments to House Speaker Rod Jetton's political consulting business in October after Democrat Ellen Dillon announced she would challenge Crowell's bid for a second term. Crowell, who paid $3,000 a month to Jetton's Common Sense Conservative Consulting LLC during the 2004 campaign, is now paying $4,500 a month for the services. ...
Higher grain prices fueling increase in grocery costs (01/15/08)
The next time you fry an egg, try to ignore the cries of pain from your wallet. Eggs are the latest in the long line of skyrocketing grocery prices, which in recent weeks shot up from less than $1 per dozen for large eggs to about $2 per dozen locally for the cheapest brands. According to USDA figures, the average price of eggs has more than doubled in the past year...
Two carriers submit bids to service Cape fliers (01/15/08)
A Missouri company hoping to grow from a charter service into a commuter airline and a Wyoming company looking for a chance to expand its offerings will compete for Cape Girardeau's passengers. Both Air Choice One, which operates out of the Farmington, Mo., regional airport and Great Lakes Airlines, with headquarters in Cheyenne, Wyo., are proposing $75 one-way fares from Cape Girardeau to St. ...
MySpace steps up security measures (01/15/08)
MySpace, a social networking Web site, agreed to initiate new safeguards to protect young people from online predators, welcome news to state and local law enforcement agencies. In addition, representatives from MySpace and other social networking sites will create broad-based task force to develop age and identity verification software to be implemented on sites like MySpace and Facebook, according to a news release from Nixon's office...
Cape County road plan approved, with conditions (01/15/08)
With a dozen easements still in question, Cape Girardeau County commissioners approved a paving plan Monday. The work, which will cost an estimated $3,147,500, will cover 21 miles of county roads. More than half, 12 miles, will get layers of rock and asphalt called chip and seal. The remaining eight miles will be paved with traditional asphalt...
Cruising along East Main interchange (01/15/08)
Monday afternoon was the perfect day for an aimless drive. But Jackson city administrator Jim Roach and Mayor Barbara Lohr were hardly cruising as they tooled along East Main Street and onto the ramp to Interstate 55. "We're saying the mayor was the first person to drive the new interchange, but we've been driving it for six months," joked Danny Dumey, whose company, Dumey Contracting Inc., built the $8 million interchange and finished it six months ahead of schedule...
Central Junior High plans fundraiser show (01/15/08)
An upcoming show at Central Junior High School will raise money for the school's annual spring musical. The fundraiser show, "Showstoppers Tonight!!," will start with a dinner theater at 6 p.m. Saturday. The dinner theater will feature food from Port Cape Girardeau and performances by former stars of junior high musicals, ending with the current 180-member CJHS stage choir. ...
$407,000 in tech improvements approved by Cape school board (01/15/08)
The Cape Girardeau School Board approved $407,000 in technological improvements to schools during a special session Monday. Improvements could begin over the summer and will be budgeted for the 2008 to 2009 school year. The junior high will see nearly half of the funds, more than $195,000 for wiring, switch and phone work or replacements...
Highway 77 repairs planned in two areas (01/15/08)
Highway 77 repairs planned in two areas SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 77, from the four-way stop in Chaffee and going north for a mile and a half, will be reduced to one lane starting 7:30 a.m. today. Only the northbound lane will be reduced. MoDOT crews will be repairing pavement through 4 p.m. ...
Traffic lights, sinkhole help among capital improvement plan priorities (01/15/08)
The next traffic light to be installed in the city of Cape Gir-ardeau is destined for Silver Springs Road at Bloomfield Road. After that, expect to see one at Independence Street and East Rodney Drive. Those were two of the easier priorities to set during a study session for the city of Cape Girardeau's capital improvement plan...
Mo. Supreme Court upholds death sentence of Columbia man (01/15/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The state Supreme Court narrowly votes to uphold a death sentence for a Columbia man convicted of killing three people. Ernest Lee Johnson has been sentenced to death three times for the 1994 killing of three convenience store employees. On his third appeal, he argued that prosecutors must prove that he is not mentally retarded...
28 candidates seeking exception from campaign refunds (01/15/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A lawsuit reveals that 28 candidates are seeking exceptions from refunding money received in excess of Missouri's campaign contribution limits. A Cole County judge says he could rule by Friday on whether the Missouri Ethics Commission can hold secret hearings for those candidates or must open them to the public...
Students back in school as SW Mo. tallies storm damage (01/15/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo (AP) -- Elementary school students in one hard-hit town are back in class in some improvised rooms a week after storms and tornadoes ripped through southwest Missouri. In Republic, just southwest of Springfield, kids were learning in hallways, the library and the boys' locker room while the district works to repair roof damage over part of the building...
Northwest plane makes two emergency landings at Springfield for smoke alert (01/15/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A Northwest Airlines regional jet from Springfield had to turn back twice after takeoff because of a smoke warning. Airport officials said no smoke was found after either emergency landing at Springfield-Branson National Airport...
Mo. lawmakers consider steroid tests for high school (01/15/08)
ST. LOUIS -- A Missouri Senate committee will consider legislation Tuesday to require the state's school districts to start testing for steroids. The hearing comes the same day that Congress started its investigation into a Major League Baseball report of performance-enhancing drug use among players...
Parents blame bullying for Mo. fifth-grader's suicide (01/15/08)
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) -- The bedroom bears the telltale signs of a typical boy on the cusp of his teen years: discarded food wrappers, video game consoles, clothes scattered on the floor. The disarray hides tragedy inside the suburban Kansas City home. The room is a memorial to Brandon Myers, who killed himself in February 2007. He was 12...
Former St. Louis mayor helping city confront racial tension (01/15/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A former St. Louis mayor is working to help smooth race relations in the city. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Vince Schoemehl, who left office in 1993, brought together civic, business and political leaders for private talks over the weekend...
Second group pulls convention from KC over Minuteman issue (01/15/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A national civil rights group has decided to pull its 2008 convention out of Kansas City because of actions by the city's mayor. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was expected to announce the decision Tuesday morning, The Kansas City Star reported in its Tuesday editions...
Homicide victim dumped at Kansas City hospital (01/15/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City police are trying to find the driver of a car that pulled up to the entrance of a hospital and dropped off the victim of a fatal gunshot wound. Police said they learned that the dead man was left at the hospital Monday night, soon after officers responded to an unfounded report of a disturbance at a nearby apartment building...
Mo. mayor charged in Internet child sex sting (01/15/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A small-town mayor was in jail in Newton County on Monday on four counts of soliciting sex over the Internet from a police detective posing as a 13-year-old girl. Police said Allen Kauffman, 63, was arrested Friday and remained in jail Monday on $50,000 bond on four counts of felony enticement of a child...
Braiding hair is art, science for Ill. women (01/15/08)
PEORIA, Ill. -- Clea White stands back and surveys her customer's features. She eyeballs the contours of the woman's scalp and the thickness of the woman's hair, then she takes the sharp edge of a plastic comb and slices a line through the center of the woman's head...
Blunt announces plan to make mortgage fraud a felony in Mo. (01/15/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As national concern about home foreclosures and subprime loans grows, Gov. Matt Blunt on Monday proposed sending swindlers to prison. Blunt's plan would make mortgage fraud a state felony, with a sentence of up to seven years in prison. It also would allow state departments to punish those who committed mortgage fraud...
Panel approves extra money for meth fight, energy aid (01/15/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A House committee on Monday approved almost $20 million in extra spending for police, the poor and the Conservation Department. Of that, $1.9 million would go to help pay for meth lab investigations, $6.4 million is for a state program that helps the poor pay their heating and cooling bills, and $10 million is for conservation projects and facilities. Each of the bills was approved without dissent...
With more overweight students, gym teachers shifting to individual activities, less team sports (01/15/08)
RICHARDSON, Texas -- With music pumping in the background, the kids in Terry Wade's physical education class are in constant motion, going from sit-ups to jumping jacks to curls with light weights. After their 45-minute session, the sixth-graders who are sweating the most, or as Wade calls it, "burning butter," get stickers...
Mont. avalanche kills 2; rescuers search for 2 more missing skiers (01/15/08)
HELENA, Mont. -- Rescuers searched Monday through the remnants of a deadly avalanche, unsure whether more backcountry skiers had been caught up in the slide in northwestern Montana. Sunday's avalanche tore down trees and left snow 20 to 25 feet deep. Two skiers were killed, and rescuers pursued reports that two others might have been caught in the avalanche. But by Monday evening, no one had been reported missing...
FBI: Atlanta terrorism suspects met with suspects arrested in Canadian sweep (01/15/08)
ATLANTA -- Two U.S. citizens accused of plotting to attack civilian and government targets shot "casing videos" of Washington landmarks that were found on a terrorism suspect's computer in Britain and met with suspects in a Canadian terrorism case, an FBI agent testified Monday...
Finding hot spots on their soles helps diabetics avoid dangerous foot ulcers (01/15/08)
WASHINGTON -- Diabetics, watch out: A hot spot on your foot can signal an ulcer is brewing, a wound that could cost your limb. New research shows that using a special thermometer to measure the temperature of their soles can give patients enough early warning to avoid one of diabetes' most intractable complications...
Politician pounces on state law (01/15/08)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Achieving equality for cats isn't as easy as it sounds. State Delegate Jennifer McClellan found that out Monday when a legislative panel wrangled over a proposal to make stealing a cat a felony -- the same as for swiping a dog. Unable to find a solution, the chairman designated a couple of members to work on the bill with McClellan, the Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Virginia Farm Bureau and bring it back for a future meeting...
Residents of rural Texas town abuzz over reported UFO sightings (01/15/08)
STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- In this farming community where nightfall usually brings clear, starry skies, residents are abuzz over reported sightings of what many believe is a UFO. Several dozen people -- including a pilot, county constable and business owners -- insist they have seen a large silent object with bright lights flying low and fast. Some reported seeing fighter jets chasing it...
During Bush visit, U.S. announces arms deal with Saudi Arabia (01/15/08)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Bush delivered a sophisticated weapons sale for Saudi Arabia on Monday, trying to bolster defenses against threats from U.S. adversary Iran and muster support in this oil-rich kingdom for a long-stalled Mideast peace agreement...
Explosion, gunfire at luxury hotel in Afghan capital kill 6 (01/15/08)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Militants stormed Kabul's most popular luxury hotel Monday, killing at least six people as they hunted down Westerners who cowered in a gym -- a coordinated assault that could signal a new era of brazen Taliban attacks. The gunmen threw grenades and fired AK-47s, and one even blew himself up despite heavy security at the Serena Hotel. One American and a Norwegian journalist were among the dead, officials said...
Olmert edges forward in peace talks (01/15/08)
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian and Israeli negotiators sat down Monday to address their toughest disputes, honoring promises made to President Bush during his visit last week. But talks were undermined by a hawkish Israeli lawmaker's threat to bolt Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's coalition government as he tries to clinch a peace deal...
High-ranking Sunni judge gunned down in Baghdad (01/15/08)
BAGHDAD -- Gunmen assassinated a high-ranking Sunni judge as he headed to work in Baghdad on Monday, the latest of thousands of professionals killed in unsolved cases since the ouster of Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003. Appeals Court Judge Amir Jawdat al-Naeib was slain a week after police arrested a group of militants who specialized in intimidating or killing doctors, academics and judges, according to an Interior Ministry official...
Woodland girls stop Oran 55-44 (01/15/08)
Lauren Johnson netted a game-high 29 points to lead Woodland to a 55-44 victory over Oran in a girls basketball showdown Monday. Taylor Steckman added 14 points for the Cardinals (6-8). Cheyenne King poured in 22 points for Oran. Woodland (55) -- Lauren Johnson 29, Kyla Choate 6, Taylor Steckman 14, Becky Brannon 4. Kaitlin McCormick 2. FG 20, FT 5-6, F 16 (3-pointers: Steckman 2. Fouled out: Lacey Moore)...
Notre Dame's Brumitt quite familiar with Poplar Bluff (01/15/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Notre Dame junior Emily Brumitt is no stranger to the members of the Poplar Bluff girls basketball team, and that made Monday night's outcome an especially difficult one. Brumitt, who grew up in Poplar Bluff before moving to Cape Girardeau before her freshman year, expects to get some ribbing from her Poplar Bluff friends...
Mules' stubborn defense derails ND (01/15/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Most teams that face the Notre Dame girls basketball team know by now that slowing sophomore center Jane Morrill is a top priority. Poplar Bluff became the first team in a month to be able to execute that strategy. The Mules jumped on Notre Dame early and cruised to a 58-33 victory in a meeting of two of the hottest teams in the SEMO Conference...
Injury ends Foust's career at Southeast (01/15/08)
Brandon Foust's college basketball career is over, just when he was playing at the highest level of his two-year Southeast Missouri State career. An MRI on Monday afternoon revealed extensive damage in the senior forward's right knee, which he injured during the second half of Saturday's loss at Austin Peay...
Djokovic cruises past Becker (01/15/08)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Third-ranked Novak Djokovic beat Benjamin Becker 6-0, 6-2, 7-6 (5) today in his first-round match at the Australian Open. The loss continued a stretch of five consecutive first-round exits at Grand Slams for Becker since his upset over Andre Agassi in the fourth round at the 2006 U.S. Open -- the last match of Agassi's career...
Kid brother grows into a Manning (01/15/08)
The game was meaningless, or as meaningless as a game can be against a team on the brink of making history. The only question for the playoff-bound New York Giants was whether it was worth risking injury by playing starters on the off chance they just might make a statement against the New England Patriots...
Harvick eager to defend at Daytona 500 (01/15/08)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Kevin Harvick never really understood the lore of the Daytona 500 -- until he won the race. His win last season in the "Great American Race" is now the highlight of his 11 career Cup victories, and Harvick couldn't wait to begin his title defense. He was the first driver on the track Monday morning when the second week of testing began at Daytona International Speedway...
Cards finalize swap of third basemen, ship Rolen to Jays (01/15/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Scott Rolen was traded from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for Troy Glaus in a swap of All-Star third basemen that was finalized after both players passed physicals. Rolen became the second St. Louis star to join Toronto in the offseason. The Blue Jays signed former Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein, the MVP of the 2006 World Series, to a one-year contract earlier...
Arkansas' McFadden will enter NFL draft (01/15/08)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Darren McFadden isn't sticking around for another run at the Heisman Trophy. The Arkansas All-American announced Monday he'll skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. "When I was growing up, I dreamed of playing for the Razorbacks," McFadden said. "Now, the time has come for me to pursue another dream of mine -- playing in the NFL."...
Blood drives 1/15/08 (01/15/08)
Thursday Perry Park Center, Perryville, Mo., 2 to 7 p.m. West Park Mall, 2 to 7 p.m. Friday Perry Park Center, Perryville, 2 to 7 p.m. West Park Mall, 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday Perry Park Center, Perryville, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. West Park Mall, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m...
Health calendar 1/15/08 (01/15/08)
Today n Aids to Daily Living: 10 and 11 a.m. at the Cape Area Family Resource Center on South Sprigg Street. The SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence will host the workshop to show practical ways for those who are elderly or disabled to modify everyday items such as toothbrushes, pencils and utensils so that they can be used more effectively and more easily. ...
A warning about smoking during pregnancy (01/15/08)
January is National Birth Defects Prevention month. The Department of Health and Senior Service reports 18.4 percent of women in Missouri said they smoked during their pregnancy in 2006. The national average was 10 percent in 2005. ...
Healthy habits: Changing just a few things can mean 14 extra years of life (01/15/08)
LONDON -- To get an extra 14 years of life, don't smoke, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly and drink alcohol in moderation. That's the finding of a study that tracked about 20,000 people in the United Kingdom. Kay-Tee Khaw of the University of Cambridge and colleagues calculated that people who adopted these four healthy habits lived an average of 14 years longer than those who didn't...
Reasons to kick the habit this season (01/15/08)
Yellow teeth, smelly clothes, spending 10 minutes out in the pouring rain because you can't smoke inside -- all reasons to put down the pack. One more reason: $8.6 million. The money -- which Gov. Matt Blunt recommended be as part of an $11.6 million gift to his health-care initiative -- will create a smoking cessation program for people covered under MO HealthNet. For those who aren't covered, $1 million will go toward the Missouri Tobacco Quitline (800-784-8669)...
Cavalli show gets some spice (01/15/08)
MILAN, Italy -- The Spice Girls pepped up the Milan fashion scene Monday when they turned up at Roberto Cavalli's menswear show to thank him for designing the wardrobe for their world tour. The tour, which began in December, brings all the Spice Girls together for the first time in nearly 10 years...
Janet McBee (01/15/08)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Janet L. McBee, 62, of Mounds died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at her home. She was born May 12, 1945, in Mound City, Ill., daughter of Roy L. and Edyth B. Holdman Walls. McBee had been a waitress at area restaurants, and had owned and operated restaurants in Cairo, Ill...
Carolyn Kapelski (01/15/08)
ST. MARY, Mo. -- Carolyn L. Kapelski, 64, of Highland, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Greenville, Ill. She was born Feb. 9, 1943, in Spring Hill, Tenn., daughter of Robert F. and Annie Lee Walker McKinzie. She and William E. Kapelski were married Oct. 15, 1960. He died July 13, 2002...
Zane Gnann (01/15/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Zane Rex Gnann, 72, of Sikeston died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Jan. 4, 1936, at Chaffee, Mo., son of Auburn Andrew and Bessie Julia Heeb Gnann. Gnann had worked at Koss Construction Co. in Kansas, and later worked at the Sheltered Workshop in Sikeston. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Wallace McCollough (01/15/08)
Wallace Wilburn McCollough of Anderson, Ind., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at Community Hospital in Anderson, following an extended illness. He is the son of the Rev. J.W. and Loretha Acree McCollough. His early years were spent in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. He was a 1955 graduate of Beech Hill High School near Pulaski, Tenn. He attended Anderson College, and a broadcasting school in Nashville, Tenn...
Lillie Taylor (01/15/08)
Lillie Ruth Taylor, 97, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born Aug. 1, 1910, in Warm Springs, Ark., daughter of Thomas Foster and Paulena Whittenburg King. She and Dempse Taylor were married Feb. 8, 1929. He died Aug. 6, 1977...
Wayne Wren (01/15/08)
Wayne Wren, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. He was born Feb. 19, 1947, in Cape Gir-ardeau, son of Ralph A. "Sonny" and Georgia Bernadine Diamond Wren. He married Ida Brown, who died in 1996. Survivors include his mother of Cape Girardeau; three sons, Ronnie and Gary Wren of Jackson, Kenny Wren of Tupelo, Miss.; three brothers, Gary Lee and Kenny Wren of Cape Girardeau, Donnie Wren of Jackson; three sisters, Sharon Bragg, Becky Stinnett, Teresa Wren, all of Cape Girardeau; three stepsons, Donnie, Billy and Michael Stringfield, all of Tupelo; two stepdaughters, Brenda Tackett and Lisa Gattis of Tupelo; and six grandchildren.. ...
Roy Ryan (01/15/08)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Roy Lee Ryan, 83, of McClure died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
James Abernathy (01/15/08)
James William "Jim" Abernathy, 87, was born Aug. 26, 1920, in Lutesville, Mo., and passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Jim's parents are Delmar and Ora Choate Abernathy. In 1941 he married Mary Margaret Brorein, a music teacher at Lutesville High School...
Gerald Brown (01/15/08)
Gerald T. "Jerry" Brown, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 27, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, son of Walton William and Inez Spalding Brown. He and Jeanie Hanf Brown were married Oct. 26, 1990, in Cape Girardeau...
Dorothy Fitzgerald (01/15/08)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Dorothy Loraine Fitzgerald, 82, of Camden, S.C., formerly of East Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at Kershaw County Medical Center in Camden. She was born Dec. 2, 1925, in Alexander County, Ill., to Robert and Nora Meyers Dover. She married Walter Fitzgerald Dec. 28, 1946. He preceded her in death Nov. 2, 1983...
Helen Wiens (01/15/08)
Helen Marie Hendry Wiens, 89, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, in Prairie Village, Kan. She was born Dec. 31, 1918, in Newton, Kan. She was married March 22, 1944, to Richard Wiens, also of Newton. He died Sept. 5, 2002. A 1937 graduate of Newton High School, she held a bachelor's degree in music education from Kansas State Teachers College, and a master's degree from Webster University...
Lillian Green (01/15/08)
Lillian Green, 88, of Jackson passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at her home. She was born June 16, 1919, in Graysville, Ky., daughter of Thomas and Lula Bom Coble. She first married Oshel Benson. She later married Virgil O. Brown on June 17, 1943. He passed away Dec. 31, 1968. She then married Byron Green, who preceded her in death in 1984...
Births 1/15/08 (01/15/08)
Sadler; Quino
Cape/Jackson fire report 1/15/08 (01/15/08)
n At 10:48 p.m., a still alarm on West Cape Rock Drive. n At 11:49 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of McKenna Drive. n A t 12:09 a.m., emergency medical service in the 700 block of South Fountain Street. n At 2:25 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1000 block of South Sprigg Street...
Cape police report 1/15/08 (01/15/08)
Arrests
Out of the past 1/15/08 (01/15/08)
Mary Hines of Cape Girardeau went into Capaha Park Lagoon yesterday to save 6-year-old Aaron L. Hirons from drowning after he ventured into the water; she and Kenny Casey, a Southeast Missouri State University student, carried the boy to Southeast Missouri Hospital, where an examination showed he was OK...
Corrections 1/15/08 (01/15/08)
Klym's parties (01/15/08)
Twenty years ago Gary M. Klym of Cape Girardeau was receiving treatment at the Gibson Recovery Center during the end-of-the-year holiday. He vowed that when he got out, he would remember how miserable that experience was and do something for those who are in recovery on New Year's Eve. Every year since, he has provided a safe and substance-free party for the center's clients...
John Ramey: Good editor, friend (01/15/08)
To the editor:Readers of the Southeast Missourian lost a good friend in John Ramey, a former reporter and editor who died last week. During his 30-year career, John worked diligently to make sure readers of this newspaper had the most accurate account of the day's news...
Climate change is complex issue (01/15/08)
To the editor:Columnist John Tierney, via sarcasm, distortion, and simplistic argument, promotes the climate-change skeptics' campaign of distortion and denial. Sarcasm and distortion are entertaining but do not constitute argument. While appearing effective, oversimplifying issues appeals only to individuals who fail to understand issues and just reject when confronted with complexity they do not comprehend...
Speak Out 1/15/08 (01/15/08)
Generous angel; Arson in the park; Lenient laws; No influence; Ridiculous ban; Restaurant smoking
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