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Stories from Sunday, June 15, 2008

Dads see lessons for their children in baseball game (06/15/08)
The lessons of baseball extend far beyond the field. Some of the players in the old-timers baseball game at Capaha Park on Saturday said they have applied what they've learned from the game to their lives as fathers. Twenty to 25 former players for the Plaza Tire Capahas played once more on Father's Day weekend...
Kasten endorses Wayne Wallingford (06/15/08)
Southeast Missourian Wayne Wallingford won a boost for his campaign for the 158th District Missouri House seat with the endorsement of incumbent state Rep. Mary Kasten. The Republican legislator, elected in a special election in February, chose Wallingford over Jeff Glenn, a one-time staff member of former U.S. senator Jim Talent, and Clint Tracy, a Navy veteran of the Iraq war. The winner of the Aug. 5 primary is currently unopposed for the November election...
High gasoline prices affecting Scott County's blacktop budget (06/15/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Just like the budgets of most individuals and businesses across the nation, Scott County is feeling the pinch of higher gas prices. But despite the costs, which have risen almost $1 per gallon in Missouri over the past year, county commissioners are working to stretch their dollars as far as possible and still provide the same services to residents, they said during Thursday's regular meeting...
Give us your Sprigg stories (06/15/08)
Sprigg Street is a big part of Cape Girardeau, and almost everyone has a story about the area. We've reserved this space for your stories about life on Sprigg. Just leave a comment to share your story.
More than 100 turn out for Dems' annual Truman Day barbecue (06/15/08)
Improving Missouri roads, keeping costs down for taxpayers and saving jobs for Missourians emerged as themes of this year's Byrd Township Democrats' Truman Day barbecue held Saturday at the Laborers Hall. More than 100 area Democrats turned out for the dinner, a jump up from previous years, according to vice president Paul Allee...
Minister welcomed into 'house God built' (06/15/08)
Swarms of people crowded South Hanover Street on Saturday to welcome the Rev. Johnny Thomas home. As barbecue smoke filled the air and a gospel choir resonated, a cross-section of the city gathered to dedicate a home they refer to as "the house God built."...
Stories of Sprigg: Street is a microcosm of Cape Girardeau (06/15/08)
Driven from stifling heat inside, families gather on front porches in South Cape. Neighbors wave or shout pleasantries across yards. Becky Stinnett watches two of her grandchildren play with a squirming puppy as traffic whizzes by on Sprigg Street. In one breath, Stinnett dismisses the area. "People ain't got nothin' down here. Just [stuff] in their yards," she says, with the flick of a hand. She talks about abandoned buildings, overgrown lawns, prostitutes who walk the streets...
Ameren ponders Missouri law on nuclear plant construction (06/15/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Union Electric Co. withdrew plans for a second nuclear reactor in Callaway County in October 1982, but a new generation of executives is back 25 years later with plans for another plant. The St. Louis-based utility, now called AmerenUE, and its partner, Baltimore-based UniStar Nuclear LLC, will seek a construction and operating license as soon as next month for a $6 billion, 1,600-megawatt plant next to the existing Callaway nuclear plant...
Kinder pleads for volunteers to help in northeast Missouri (06/15/08)
On Saturday, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder pleaded for volunteers to help northeast Missouri prepare sandbags as water levels on the Mississippi rose and possible floods loomed. Kinder said he is asking residents to help with sandbagging efforts in Hannibal, Canton and Alexandria, among other communities...
Radiant Trail offers scenic beauty for outdoors fans (06/15/08)
SEDALIA, Mo. -- Hikers and mountain bikers alike can find a mixture of geography and native creatures along a nearby trail. The Radiant Trail, a three-mile hiking and mountain biking path, opened about two years ago at Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site north of Sedalia. The trail took nearly a year to construct, said site administrator Jill White...
Tracing bad produce can be difficult process (06/15/08)
WASHINGTON -- Food and Drug Administration detectives had a hot lead, narrowing down on a grower who just might have supplied salmonella-tainted tomatoes. Then the patient changed her story: She'd eaten a round tomato, not a Roma one after all. "We basically had to throw it all out and start over," said Dr. David Acheson, the agency's food safety chief...
Defying the odds, Part 1 of 2 (06/15/08)
Editor's note: In the first part of a two-part narrative, Associated Press Texas sports editor Jaime Aron recalls the birth of his twin sons, 17 weeks premature, and the struggle to keep them alive. By JAIME ARON The Associated Press DALLAS -- The speech I was holding should only have been a backup. I knew the words by heart because I'd lived them...
McDonald's puts tomatoes on menu (06/15/08)
OAK BROOK, Ill. -- McDonald's Corp. says it will begin serving sliced tomatoes again after a multistate salmonella outbreak caused the world's largest restaurant chain to yank the vegetable from its sandwiches. Spokeswoman Danya Proud said Saturday that the fast food chain's U.S. restaurants will reintroduce sliced tomatoes in the next seven to 10 days...
Man nets 23rd arrest for posing as transit worker (06/15/08)
NEW YORK -- A man so fascinated with the city's public transit system that he's turned his life into a train wreck is in trouble again. Darius McCollum, who became a New York sensation when he commandeered a subway at age 15, was arrested Saturday after police found him in a secure area of Manhattan's Columbus Circle station wearing clothing that resembled a transit worker's uniform...
Cedar Rapids flood recedes; Des Moines levee fails (06/15/08)
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The dark, filthy water that inundated the entire downtown of Iowa's second-largest city was receding Saturday after forcing 24,000 people to flee, but those who remained were being urged to take draconian measures to avoid overwhelming the city's only remaining drinking water source...
Mild weather aids firefighting effort in Northern California (06/15/08)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Milder-than-expected weather Saturday gave fire crews hope that they could rein in a series of Northern California wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands of residents to evacuate. Thousands of people stayed away from their homes in the Butte County town of Paradise, but some were allowed to return Saturday to assess damage. At least 74 homes were destroyed and another 20 were damaged in the Paradise area, about 90 miles north of Sacramento...
Calif. same-sex weddings likely to affect other states (06/15/08)
NEW YORK -- After wedding day celebrations subside, gay and lesbian couples from other states who marry starting this week in California face sobering challenges. Many will return home to states which explicitly reject same-sex unions. Major gay-rights groups are urging them not to rush into lawsuits demanding that their marriages be recognized. Lawyers warn that they may have difficulty divorcing if things go awry...
Louisiana funeral home offers brides a perfect photo op (06/15/08)
NEW ORLEANS -- In the midst of death, one funeral home has constant evidence of life. Its sweeping staircase has been the backdrop for photographs of Mardi Gras krewes, prom couples, homecoming queens and bride after bride after bride. "Thousands of brides have had their wedding pictures on our staircase," said Joe Daigle, manager of J.E. Hixson and Sons Funeral Home in Lake Charles, about 200 miles west of New Orleans...
Mercedes adds high-powered AMG (06/15/08)
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG shows why shoppers can't tell just by the size of a car whether it's a high-mileage vehicle or a gas guzzler. The C63 AMG is a five-passenger compact sedan, which puts it in the same size category as a Honda Civic. But this small Mercedes is no fuel-thrifty Honda. ...
Civilians foil wig-wearing Fort Worth bank robber (06/15/08)
FORT WORTH -- A would-be bank robber was taken down by four civilians and arrested Friday after getting his money but failing to plan his escape, police said. Police arrested Larry Don Enos, 57, and charged him with aggravated robbery, said Lt. Paul Henderson, a Fort Worth police spokesman...
Spider monkey uses garden hose to scale walls, flee zoo (06/15/08)
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- MacGyver's got nothing on this monkey. A spider monkey new to the city's Washington Park Zoo used a garden hose to scale the walls of a moat and make a break for freedom. Workers were cleaning the moat at the time Wednesday. Zoo director Johnny Martinez says workers had figured the monkeys would remain inside their enclosure during the cleaning even though the moat was empty of water...
Discovery crew glad to be back on ground (06/15/08)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven returned to Earth on Saturday and capped a successful expansion job at the international space station, more spacious and robust thanks to a new billion-dollar science lab. The shuttle descended through a few puffy clouds and landed at 10:15 a.m., under the control of commander Mark Kelly...
G-8 finance ministers raise alarm over oil, food prices (06/15/08)
OSAKA, Japan -- Finance ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations urged oil producers Saturday to boost output to help stabilize record-high oil and food prices, calling the situation a serious threat to global economic growth. The world economy now faces "headwinds" because of the recent rise in prices, the G-8 ministers said in a joint statement at the conclusion of two days of talks in Osaka...
Rice: Israel's plan for housing expansion undermines talks (06/15/08)
JERUSALEM -- The United States took Israel to task Saturday for a planned expansion of Jewish homes in the portion of Jerusalem that Palestinians claim for the capital of a future state. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said such moves undermine the U.S.-backed peace talks...
Japanese search for missing after quake (06/15/08)
KURIHARA, Japan -- Rescue teams using shovels and buckets tried early today to dig their way to seven people believed trapped in a landslide at a hot springs resort after a deadly earthquake struck in the mountains of northern Japan, killing at least six and injuring more than 200...
Zimbabwean opposition leader taken to court at judge's order (06/15/08)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Police brought the Zimbabwe opposition's No. 2 leader to court Saturday, the first time he has been seen in public since plainclothes officers hustled him off a plane as he returned home. Police have said Tendai Biti, secretary general of the Movement for Democratic Change, will be charged with treason, which can carry the death penalty...
Afghan official: 870 escape from prison (06/15/08)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- U.S. and NATO troops aided Afghan forces with reconnaissance in a hunt Saturday for 870 inmates who escaped prison after a sophisticated Taliban assault that even NATO conceded was a success for the militants. Afghanistan's deputy interior minister, Munid Mangal, said about 1,000 prisoners were housed in Kandahar's Sarposa Prison when dozens of militants on motorbikes attacked the facility late Friday. Seven police and several prisoners died in the assault, he said...
Bush, French president united against Iran (06/15/08)
PARIS -- Iran rejected a six-nation offer of incentives to stop enriching uranium on Saturday, prompting President Bush and French President Nicolas Sarkozy to jointly warn Tehran anew against proceeding toward a nuclear bomb. "Our allies understand that a nuclear-armed Iran is incredibly destabilizing, and they understand that it would be a major blow to world peace," Bush said at a news conference with Sarkozy at Elysee Palace...
Smith ends Southeast career with All-American performance (06/15/08)
Des Moines, Iowa -- Southeast Missouri State senior Miles Smith is looking ahead, not back. Smith earned his fifth All-American honor in the 400-meter finals, finishing sixth at the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium. Smith, from lane 8, circled Drake University's blue oval in 45.67 seconds, which tied his season best. Oral Roberts' Andretti Bain won in 44.62...
Capahas hold old-timers game (06/15/08)
Some were still slim and trim, while others sported expanded waistlines. Some still flashed impressive skills, while others were not quite as smooth. But there was one constant about the Plaza Tire Capahas old-timers game. Fun. "It was a lot of fun. That's the reason you come," said David Gross, who played for the Capahas from 1976 to 1983. "To see the guys you played with, or the ones you heard about or watched...
Cards' Lohse proves he's Phils' loss (06/15/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Kyle Lohse brought his best for the team that failed to re-sign him over the winter. Lohse pitched a season-high eight innings of four-hit ball and Adam Kennedy hit a two-run home run, helping the St. Louis Cardinals rebound from their worst loss at 3-year-old Busch Stadium with a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday...
Wounded Tiger pounces on U.S. Open lead (06/15/08)
SAN DIEGO -- The U.S. Open went prime time, and so did Tiger Woods. With unbearable pain and three unforgettable shots, Woods turned in one of his most memorable performances in a major Saturday by holing two long eagle putts, chipping in for birdie and somehow taking a one-shot lead over Lee Westwood...
Oak Glory: Jackson home filled with oak accents and natural light (06/15/08)
Set on three acres, this three-bedroom vinyl-and-brick ranch with split bedroom floorplan offers picturesque countryside views from all angles. The front facade combines brick and vinyl for a pleasing appearance. Recovered from an old St. Louis brick yard, the brick is of coordinating shades. A beveled design in the oak door at the entryway is mirrored above with an arched, beveled window. The beveled glass between the kitchen and living room add subtle flair...
Multiple joys (06/15/08)
What do I enjoy about being a dad? When I first became a dad I was actually overwhelmed with the stress of multiples. In the beginning, Tracy, my wife, and I didn't know how to enjoy being parents, let alone a husband and wife. However, the past four years have progressed into a wonderful future. Watching the events of having multiples unfold has allowed me to enjoy the wonders of having three children at once...
Mike Parry on fatherhood (06/15/08)
Even though life and parenting feels like a sprint or a rat race, I'm reminded that life is actually a marathon. The writer of the book of Hebrews wrote: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us (Hebrews 12:1)...
Kate Hudson, hairstylist launch eco hair-care line (06/15/08)
NEW YORK -- Kate Hudson's hair has been through a lot lately, but she says it's all for a good cause. The actress is collaborating with friend and hairstylist David Babaii on a line of cruelty-free, good-for-the-Earth hair-care products that she hopes will eventually expand into a skin care and color cosmetics...
Help scaredy cats (and dogs) cope with fireworks (06/15/08)
NEW YORK -- Shawn O'Dierno's rescued Doberman was a certified therapy dog who could help soothe patients and tolerated the sounds of dropped hospital equipment, loud arguments or crying visitors. But while Reid coped with the stress of a hospital room, he couldn't handle fireworks...
Grill safety tips for barbecue season (06/15/08)
Whether your barbecue uses charcoal, wood, propane or natural gas, don't even think about firing it up until you are sure it's safe. For wood-burning units, make certain that vents are clean and operable and that there are no areas that have rusted through. Embers can wreak havoc with a nearby wood pile or even your home...
Heroes & sacrifice (06/15/08)
What it is to be a father? The moment the Lord blesses you with a little one you become a champion, someone's special hero. Yes, your world changes, it is your duty to make sure your offspring have food on the table, clothes to wear, a roof over their head, all the physical things they will need to grow, but you are their hero. My children have become a foundation, a rock, and my wife, Denise, and I have built our home upon that rock...
Forging friendship (06/15/08)
When I think about being a father, I start by remembering being a son. My son, Alex, is a great kid. He tries his best to fit into any situation. Teaching him has been the most rewarding task I have ever experienced. We moved to Cape Girardeau from Denver when Alex was 3. ...
Training helps bloggers hone skills (06/15/08)
Miami real estate agent Lucas Lechuga began blogging to share his knowledge of the local market. He didn't bargain for a $25 million defamation lawsuit when he wrote that a Miami developer had gone bankrupt decades ago. In Lake Geneva, Wis., commodities trader Gary Millitte registered the Internet domain name LakeGenevaNews.com eight years ago, but he is so worried about the legal boundaries of writing online that he still hasn't started the ultralocal news site...
Martha Elliott (06/15/08)
Martha Elliott, 88, of Maryvile, Ill., formerly of Scott City, died Saturday, June 14, 2008, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Wela Reeves (06/15/08)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Wela Bolen Reeves, 96, of Mounds, Ill., died Friday, June 13, 2008, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo. She was born March 4, 1912, in Karnak, Ill., daughter of the late Claude Bolen and Delcie Miller Bolen. She and Jesse L. Reeves were married May 6, 1950, in Paragould, Ark...
Jeanette Ham (06/15/08)
Marble Hill, Mo. -- Jeanette M. Ham, 74, of Marble Hill died June 13, 2008, at her home. She was born Jan. 9, 1934, in St. Louis, daughter of Frederick and Mary Alma Skaggs Myers. She and Clifton Carl Ham were married Oct. 26, 1974. He died May 6, 1994...
Anita Geringer (06/15/08)
Columbia, Ill. -- Anita Floyd Geringer, 91, of Columbia died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Columbia Convalescent in Columbia. She was born July 26, 1916, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Theodore and Martha Schrader Floyd. She and Robert Geringer were married in Cape Girardeau...
Dale Dodson (06/15/08)
Dale Gordon Dodson Sr., 50, of Thebes, Ill., died Friday, June 13, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Nov. 8, 1957, in Anna, Ill., son of Raymond and Noma Sanders Dodson. He and Sheila Lesar were married March 20, 1976, in Thebes. He was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Olive Branch, Ill. He worked on a riverboat 22 years and most recently was employed by Raben Tire...
Earline Drury (06/15/08)
Perryville, Mo. -- Earline E. Drury, 68, of Perryville died June 13, 2008, at Independence Care Center in Perry County. She was born July 20, 1939, in Longtown, Mo., daughter of Eugene E. and Edith E. Cox Bohnert. She and Elton J. Drury were married April 26, 1958. He died Oct. 2, 2005...
Births 6/15/2008 (06/15/08)
Martin Daughter to Jon and Stefanie Martin of Jefferson City, Mo., 10:21 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2008. Name, Sydney Winn. Weight, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. First child. Mrs. Martin is the former Stefanie Seavey, daughter of Tom and June Seavey of Olathe, Kan. She is a supervisor with state of Missouri Social Services. Martin is the son of Dr. Richard and Sue Martin of Cape Girardeau. He is employed by Ground Control Lawn Spraying...
Ray - Owens (06/15/08)
MaKenya K. Ray and K. Eric Owens were married Sept. 8, 2007, at Bethel Assembly of God Church. The Rev. J.L. Nabors of Sikeston, Mo., performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Herman and Fannie Ray of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Barbara Owens of Dexter, Mo., and Farrell and Shelly Owens of Strasburg, Va...
Brashers - Reisenbichler (06/15/08)
Kerry Ann Brashers and Steven Paul Reisenbichler were married Sept. 29, 2007, at Deerfield Lodge. The Rev. Matthew Marks performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Cape County Cowboy Church. Vocalist was Jennifer West. Bill and Judy Brashers of Silva, Mo., are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Ralph and Nancy Reisenbichler of Perryville, Mo...
McCallister - Drew (06/15/08)
Sara LeAn McCallister and Nathaniel Allen Drew were married June 16, 2007, at Emanuel United Church of Christ. The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer performed the ceremony. Organist was Christy Shinn, saxophonist was Pat Schwent, and trumpeter was Scott Vangilder. Soloists were Marilee Roethemeyer, Tom Boudinot, and Cathy Sherman of Port Orange, Fla...
Hoffman - Neader (06/15/08)
Ken and Karen Hoffman of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Angie Marie Hoffman, to Brent William Neader. He is the son of Darren and Mary Neader of Jackson. Hoffman is a graduate of Central High School, and received a degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University. She is assistant manager at the call center with Drury Hotels...
Keller - Dawson (06/15/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Keller of Dexter, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Lee Keller, to Billy Russell Dawson. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Dawson of Cape Girardeau. Keller is a 2002 graduate of Richland High School, and received a degree in marketing management from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. She is an executive administrative assistant at New Wave Communications in Sikeston, Mo...
Ellis - Knowles (06/15/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Ellis of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Ellis, to Jesse Knowles, both of Brunswick, Ga. He is the son of Dr. Rosemary Kaszans of Brunswick. Ellis is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, and is pursuing a master's degree in business administration from Baker College. She is the distribution manager for New York clothing designer Tibi...
Lane - Smithey (06/15/08)
Ricky D. and Kelle A. Lane of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Alynda Marie Lane, to Dustin Vernon Smithey. He is the son of Kim E. Smithey of Oak Ridge and Paul E. Smithey Sr. of Oklahoma. Lane is a graduate of Jackson High School and is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed by American Ice Cream and the Branding Iron...
Gosche - Hermann (06/15/08)
Jim and Mary Gosche of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Marie Gosche, to Bradley Michael Hermann, both of Highlands Ranch, Colo. He is the son of Mike and Diane Hermann of Fenton, Mo. Gosche is a 2001 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. ...
Hilbert - Houchins (06/15/08)
William Hilbert and Sissy Donahue of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Hilbert, to Jared Houchins, both of Lexington, Ky. He is the son of Tom and Darlene Houchins of Marble Hill, Mo. Hilbert is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State University, and is pursuing a master's degree at the University of Kentucky. She is a teaching assistant at the university...
McCormick - Brueggeman (06/15/08)
Marianne McCormick of Cape Girardeau and David McCormick of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Deana Marie McCormick, to Barry Eugene Brueggeman. He is the son of Sam and Jane Brueggeman of Shipman, Ill. McCormick is a 2002 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School, and a 2006 graduate of Quincy University. She is a special-education teacher with Jackson School District...
Essner - 50 years (06/15/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Paul Essner of Benton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass, dinner and dance. Hosts were their children. Celebrants were the Revs. Alphonse Hoernig, Phillip Bucher, Normand Varone and James Seyer. Essner and Geneva Seyer were married April 19, 1958, at St. Lawrence Church in New Hamburg, Mo., by the late Rev. Thomas Doyle...
Ice - 50 years (06/15/08)
MILLER CITY, Ill. -- Mr. and Mrs. Forrest L. Ice of Miller City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception June 22, 2008. The couple's children and grandchildren will host the event, which will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Mighty Rivers Regional Worship Center in Cairo, Ill...
Police report 6/15/2008 (06/15/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n James A. Garrett, 45, of Jackson was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Summons n Sarah Cooper, 32, of Jackson was issued a summons for peace disturbance...
Fire report 6/15/2008 (06/15/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 7:40 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3000 block of William Street. n At 7:40 p.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of Clark Avenue. n At 9:04 p.m., emergency medical service at Briarwood and Sherwood drives...
Out of the past 6/15/08 (06/15/08)
25 years ago: June 15, 1983 A $3.5 million appropriation to begin construction on a multipurpose building in Cape Girardeau is passed by the Missouri Legislature on the last day of its session. Southeast Missouri State University's assistant men's basketball coach Ed Arnzen will succeed Angela Beck as the school's head women's basketball coach, assuming his duties Aug. 1; Arnzen has 13 years of coaching experience at the prep level and four on the university level...
Mother's relationship with father can have influence on children (06/15/08)
Dear Dr. Dobson: My wife works hard to teach my sons to respect me as their father, and that makes my job with them easier. Even when she is upset with me, she never lets the children know about it. Don't you think that is generous of her? Dear Reader: She's not only generous -- she's a wise woman, too. ...
Father's Day times deux (06/15/08)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller use this space to offer their views on everyday issues. HE SAID: Perhaps it started with the lights. The bright, overhead bulbs made the room seem surreal, like my wife was the subject of an experiment...
Father's Day (06/15/08)
When it comes to lavishing attention on our parents, mothers are the ones who get the flowery, mushy greeting cards, the frilly gifts and the hugs and kisses. And they deserve all of that, and more. Fathers, on the other hand, tend to be the recipients of more subdued fanfares. ...
Speak Out 6/15/08 (06/15/08)
Lawsuit commercials I AM so tired of every other commercial on TV being about how to sue someone for some drug or procedure you had. Don't we have enough problems without adding to them? We have turned into a country that will sue at the drop of a dime for anything...
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