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Stories from Sunday, April 19, 2009

Memorial service held for Scott County woman who disappeared 30 years ago (04/19/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- More than 200 friends, family members and law enforcement officers filled the pews at St. Denis Church in Benton Friday night to observe the 30-year-old mystery of Cheryl Ann Scherer's disappearance. Scherer, a 19-year-old whose family lived on a farm in old Illmo, Mo., was abducted 30 years ago Friday during an apparent robbery of the Rhodes Pump-Ur-Own-Service station where she worked on Main Street in Scott City...
Cape Girardeau water detention basin, paid for by sales tax, completed early (04/19/09)
Residents of the Glenridge Drive and Melrose Avenue neighborhoods can rest easier during April's showers since the completion of a stormwater detention basin. The Lisa Street detention basin, built to control flooding and reduce erosion, was the first major project to benefit from the parks and stormwater sales tax implemented last year. It was completed 18 days ahead of schedule...
Criticism surrounds Crowell in Senate (04/19/09)
In the Missouri Senate, one member with a strong bladder can be the most powerful person in the room, even if otherwise his position has few backers. When a bill comes up for debate, a determined opponent, once recognized to speak, can hold the floor until he or she becomes exhausted or nature calls. ...
Two Charleston men face possession charges after traffic stop (04/19/09)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Two Charleston men were charged Friday with possession of controlled substances as a result of a traffic stop made by Scott County detectives. James A. Davis, 52, and Bobby L. Moore, 50, of Charleston both face charges of possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $25,000...
Law enforcement football teams from Cape Girardeau County, Springfield face off to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters (04/19/09)
The 4th annual Battle of the Badges law enforcement charity football game, held Saturday afternoon at Houck Stadium, raised $2,442 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri. Overcast skies and occasional light rain didn't seem to have much affect on attendance for the game, which sold about 600 tickets, according to stadium staff...
Penny slots hitting it big in Missouri (04/19/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Gamblers may be cutting back like other consumers, but one thing they're not doing is pinching pennies. Their spending on penny gambling machines produced about one-fourth of all slot machine revenue in Nevada last year, and more in other states. In Missouri, one of few states where gambling revenue rose in 2008, more than half of all casino revenue came from penny slots. For many casinos, penny slots are producing the only kind of revenue that's rising...
Mo. journalism students take 10-day tour of United States (04/19/09)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Get off the bus and find a story. Be it Chicago, Cleveland, New York City, Washington, Virginia Beach, Charlotte or Nashville -- go search for real American stories. That was the daily challenge for Hillcrest High School's award-winning broadcast journalism team -- HTV -- as they toured the country over spring break last month...
Renovations to art museum in Kansas City go on despite cuts (04/19/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is unveiling the first half of a $17.2 million improvement project this month, despite recent staff and program cuts. The museum in Kansas City announced a 10-percent reduction in operating costs three months ago. It included staff cuts and the cancellation of a major special exhibit set for September...
Missouri sheriff wants inmates to help with medical, booking costs (04/19/09)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Some say crime doesn't pay, but a southwest Missouri sheriff wants inmates in his county to shell out money to help cover medical care and booking costs. Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott has been looking at ways to bring in revenue after county commissioners asked department heads for budget-cutting ideas last month. Commissioners needed to cut 7.5 percent from next year's general revenue budget -- roughly $2.4 million in reductions...
Group donates oxygen masks for pets to Illinois fire department (04/19/09)
BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- An Illinois fire department says it will be better prepared to help rescue dogs and cats from house fires. A pet advocacy group has donated several specially-fitted oxygen masks to the Belleville Fire Department. Fire officials had been using traditional masks for humans to revive pets...
Volkswagen adds family minivan to lineup in short order (04/19/09)
You can't blame Volkswagen officials and dealers for wanting to retain every buyer they can, including families that want a minivan. So VW added a family-oriented minivan, the 2009 Routan, to its lineup in relatively quick fashion -- by getting Chrysler to build a version of the front-wheel drive Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country vans for the German auto company...
Government seeks hackers to help Uncle Sam (04/19/09)
WASHINGTON -- Wanted: Computer hackers. Federal authorities aren't looking to prosecute them, but to pay them to secure the nation's networks. General Dynamics Information Technology put out an ad last month on behalf of the Homeland Security Department seeking someone who could "think like the bad guy." Applicants, it said, must understand hackers' tools and tactics and be able to analyze Internet traffic and identify vulnerabilities in the federal systems...
Colorado Guard takes aid to snowbound travelers (04/19/09)
DENVER -- Colorado transportation officials on Saturday reopened a lengthy section of Interstate 70 that was closed overnight, stranding hundreds of travelers, by a storm that dumped more than 3 feet of snow in the region west of Denver. More than 500 people had spent the night at three shelters in Idaho Springs and Georgetown after the closure of the 80-mile stretch of I-70 in the mountains, said Jim Rettew, an American Red Cross spokesman...
New laws treat teenage prostitutes as abuse victims (04/19/09)
LOS ANGELES -- By the time she was 8, Amanda had been sexually abused by her father's friend for four years. At 12, she was peddling crack. At 14, she was selling sex on the sidewalk. Her pimp beat her weekly to keep her working, stitching up her wounds himself to avoid questions at a hospital. Her average earnings of $600 for a 13-hour day of turning tricks bought him a car...
Fla. deputies catch jail escapees (04/19/09)
PALATKA, Fla. -- Two men suspected of killing a woman after they broke out of a Florida jail were caught Saturday when deputies acting on a tip chased them down on foot and tackled them. The capture of Doni Ray Brown and Timothy Wayne Fletcher ended a multistate search for two men who investigators think made it as far as Kentucky before returning to the area. ...
Public skeptical that Calif. woman killed, raped girl (04/19/09)
TRACY, Calif. -- Callers have inundated the phone lines of Tracy police, saying it can't be. Veteran homicide and sex-crime researchers say they cannot recall a case quite like it. Even the investigators themselves looked at the evidence and initially said "no way."...
Obama policy on torture has two sides (04/19/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Obama is trying to close a chapter in the nation's history that continues to haunt U.S. foreign policy. Obama authorized the release of "torture memos" that outlined the harsh interrogation tactics the CIA used during the administration of George W. Bush, but getting the abuses behind him is turning out to be more complicated than it may have seemed at first...
Shoot first: Police tactics transformed after Columbine (04/19/09)
GOLDEN, Colo. -- The first officers on the scene had never trained for what they found at Columbine High School: No hostages. No demands. Just killing. In the hours that followed, the nation watched in horror as the standard police procedure for dealing with shooting rampages in the U.S. proved tragically flawed on April 20, 1999...
Evacuation order of entire Minnesota town lifted (04/19/09)
ST. CHARLES, Minn. -- Residents have started returning to a town in southeastern Minnesota after city officials lifted an evacuation order prompted by a large fire at a meat-processing plant. The 3,600 residents of the town of St. Charles were evacuated Friday because the fire at North Star Foods Inc. threatened tanks of anhydrous ammonia inside the plant...
Obama watching, weighing Cuba's next moves (04/19/09)
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- President Obama says America's estranged relationship with Cuba will not change overnight. It just did -- at least in tone. Immersed for the first time in Latin American politics, Obama now is assessing whether a change in relations with the isolated communist island is already underway...
Pope to visit Italy's quake-hit area on April 28 (04/19/09)
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI will tour towns damaged by Italy's earthquake and visit a tent city of survivors in an effort to restore hope and solidarity for the area's reconstruction, the Vatican said Saturday. The three-hour visit on April 28 will include time at the tent city on the outskirts of Onna, a hamlet that was completely leveled by the powerful April 6 earthquake...
United States 'deeply disappointed' as Iran convicts reporter (04/19/09)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran convicted an American journalist of spying for the U.S. and sentenced her to eight years in prison, her lawyer said Saturday, complicating the Obama administration's efforts to break a 30-year-old diplomatic deadlock with Tehran...
HIgh school roundup: Leopold romps to Oak Ridge tourney title (04/19/09)
The Leopold softball team wasted little time capturing the championship Saturday. The Wildcats scored in every inning, downing Meadow Heights 17-1 in four innings to win the Oak Ridge tournament title. Whitney Vandeven struck out nine to earn the win and went 4-for-4 with four RBIs...
Roth delivers decisive blow (04/19/09)
OAK RIDGE -- Oak Ridge coach Jason Niswonger had seen enough and went to his bullpen after Ethan Sachs had given up six runs without recording an out in the third inning. But the move did not cool the hot Saxony Lutheran hitters as Garret Light replaced Sachs with the bases loaded...
Epstein infuses energy into Redhawks' defense (04/19/09)
Three knee surgeries have not diminished Tyler Epstein's spirit or enthusiasm. Epstein, a transfer from Northern Iowa, hopes to strengthen Southeast Missouri State's defense with his high-energy, hustling, physical style of play. "He's very intense," Southeast coach Tony Samuel said...
Redhawks sweep Austin Peay (04/19/09)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team ran its winning streak to five Saturday by sweeping an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader. Southeast beat visiting Austin Peay 4-1 in the opener and 6-5 in a nine-inning nightcap. The Redhawks improved to 17-19 overall and 6-8 in OVC play as they moved up from eighth place to seventh in the nine-team conference. Austin Peay (12-31, 2-13) remained in last place...
Redhawks lean on long balls in sweep (04/19/09)
Justin Wheeler started the season cold as ice at the plate. But no Southeast Missouri State hitter is hotter right now than the Redhawks' senior left fielder. Wheeler went 5-for-7 with a home run, two doubles and five RBIs Saturday as Southeast swept a doubleheader from visiting Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, 9-2 and 9-4...
Poole earns elusive first win on the mound (04/19/09)
Ryan Poole has been one of Southeast Missouri State's steadiest and most reliable relievers in his two years with the program. But the senior had to wonder if he ever would be the winning pitcher in a game for the Redhawks. "I knew it had to come some time," he said. "I didn't know when."...
Area calendar 4/19 (04/19/09)
Baseball Golf Swimming Triathlon Submit items by mail, fax or e-mail before noon each Wednesday to be included in the calendar....
Area digest 4/19 (04/19/09)
Brey captures medalist honors Judi Brey won the medalist honors at the Cape Girardeau Country Club's weekly Ladies Day golf outing. Betty Michel took first, followed by Brey and Mary Sue Layton. Johnson wins medalist honors Barb Johnson captured medalist honors at the Kimbeland Country Club's weekly women's golf outing...
Canucks take 2-0 series lead (04/19/09)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Roberto Luongo made 30 saves in his first NHL playoff shutout, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the St. Louis Blues 3-0 on Friday night to take a big lead in the Western Conference playoff series. Mats Sundin put Vancouver ahead late in the second period, and Luongo did the rest as the Canucks grabbed a 2-0 advantage in the series that will continue Sunday in St. Louis...
What's happening today (04/19/09)
Cape Civil War Roundtable meets The Cape Civil War Roundtable will have a meeting and program given by long-time club member and former president, Mike Hahn, on "The Sinking of the Sultana," at 2 p.m. today at Hanover Lutheran Church, 2949 Perryville Road. Fort D Days, which will replace the regular May 3 meeting, will continue to be discussed...
FYI (04/19/09)
Summer beauty pageant planned in Bernie, Mo. The Summer Dreams Pageant will be June 13 at the Bernie Community Center in Bernie, Mo. The pageant is a preliminary for a Fabulous Dolls Pageant. The Summer Dreams Pageant is open to boys and girls ages 1 month to 20 years. Deadline for entries is June 1. For more information, call 618-697-7108 or e-mail amysfabulousdolls@gmail.com...
United Way raises money from individuals, groups throughout Southeast Missouri (04/19/09)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri serves community needs and works to strengthen families. It sponsors programs that help children succeed in school, help adults learn responsible financial practices and help connect those in need to those who can help...
4-H team places third in animal judging competition (04/19/09)
Cape Girardeau County 4-H members finished third in the senior division of the University of Missouri Extension 4-H State Horse Judging Contest on March 21 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The team included Devon Beard and Emilie Beard of Oak Ridge, Leslie Birk of Gordonville and Micayla Gray of Whitewater. ...
Cape student reaches top 10 at state geography bee (04/19/09)
Do you know what countries border Tanzania? Or, for that matter, what continent the country lies on? Not many people do, but chances are Joshua Sander, an eighth-grade student at Cape Girardeau Junior High School, does. He won sixth place in the state against 100 other students at the recent Geography Bee at the University of Missouri in Columbia...
Dr. Lee Atherton (04/19/09)
Dr. Lee Atherton Dr. Lee Atherton, 85, of Peoria, Ill., formerly of Pulaski, Ill., died Saturday at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Ullin, Ill.
Trip Koehler (04/19/09)
Trip Koehler Trip McLaren Koehler, newborn, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 15, 2009, in Wichita, Kan. Graveside service will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens in Morley, Mo., with the Rev. Mark Martin officiating. Amick-Burnett Funeral chapel in Chaffee, Mo., is in charge of arrangements...
Vernon Weinrich (04/19/09)
Vernon Weinrich Vernon O. Weinrich of Perryville, Mo., died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was 76. He was born Oct. 9, 1932, in Longtown, Mo., son of the late Oscar F. and Nora S. Hopfer Weinrich. He was married May 27, 1956, to Kathleen Ann Herschbach...
Blonn Earnhart (04/19/09)
Blonn Earnhart ANNA, Ill. -- Blonn Earnhart, 92, of Anna died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2009, at City Care Center in Anna. She was born June 14, 1916, in Union County, Ill., daughter of Willis and Narola Yates Treece. Blonn married George E. Earnhart on March 2, 1938, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death Dec. 15, 1994...
Dirk Magwitz (04/19/09)
Dirk Magwitz Dirk Phillip Magwitz, 39, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at his home in Athens, Ga. Magwitz was a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) in the state of Georgia. His area of specialization was working with mindfulness-based therapies, specifically dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) with individuals and couples. ...
Cynthia Weschke (04/19/09)
Cynthia Weschke Cynthia Ann Weschke died Thursday, April 16, 2009. Dear daughter of Cleo and Anna Eschke; dear sister of Charles (Suzanne) Weschke; dear aunt of Kassandra, Jacob and Lauren; dear niece, cousin and friend. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2009, at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 LeMay Ferry Road (at Butler Hill), St. Louis...
Shell - Bell (04/19/09)
Meghann Rebecca Shell and Cody Lovel Bell were married April 26, 2008, at Centenary United Methodist Church. Rob Mehner performed the ceremony. Organist was Nora Fuchs of Sikeston, Mo. The bride is the daughter of Gina and Leo Lundy of Cape Girardeau and David Shell of Jackson. The groom is the son of Sheila and Edd Ghent and Gordon Bell, all of St. Louis...
Freeman - Meyer (04/19/09)
Mandy Nicole Freeman and Kevin Kyle Meyer were united in marriage March 26, 2009, at St. Lucia Halcyon Beach Resort in the Caribbean. The bride is the daughter of David and Angie Freeman and Tammie and Chip Venable, all of Flora, Ill. The groom is the son of Reg and Bev Lincecum Meyer of St. Louis. Bev Meyer is formerly of Cape Girardeau...
Ducharme - Colon (04/19/09)
Fred and Kathy Ducharme of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Rose Ducharme, to Anthony Joseph Colon. He is the son of Margie Colon of Columbia, Mo., and Juan Colon of Hollywood, Fla. Ducharme is a 2002 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the University of Missouri. She is an engineer with Rockwell Automation in Olathe, Kan...
Kelley - Gaddy (04/19/09)
Carson and Joan Kelley Jr. of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Tasha Jande Kelley, to Daniel Patrick Gaddy, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Jerry and Carole Gaddy of Barnhart, Mo. Kelley is a 2002 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006. She is a first grade teacher with Windsor School District...
Wills - Falkenburry (04/19/09)
Russ and Sandy Wills of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Anne Wills, to James Aaron Falkenburry, both of Jacksonville, Fla. He is the son of Patricia Moutell of Grand Tower, Ill., and Jim Masters of Anna, Ill. Wills is a 2002 graduate of Central High School, and a 2005 graduate of Mineral Area College. She is a registered respiratory therapist at Baptist Beaches Medical Center...
Weinrich - Fritzler (04/19/09)
Joseph and Donna Weinrich of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Ann Weinrich, to Jonathan Christian Fritzler, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Steve and Marilyn Fritzler of Cape Girardeau, and the late Lois Fritzler...
McBride - Callow (04/19/09)
Dean and Linda McBride of Pilot Point, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Denise McBride, to Zachary Shane Hahn Callow, both of Columbia, Mo. He is the son of Shane and Renee Callow of Garland, Utah, formerly of Scott City. McBride is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia...
Ewing - Davis (04/19/09)
PATTON, Mo. -- Larry and Jeanie Ewing of Kirksville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jean Ewing, to Troy Davis, both of Columbia, Mo. He is the son of Joe Davis of Patton, and the late Anne Davis. Ewing is a 2004 graduate of Kirksville High School. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 2008 and a master's degree in education in 2009, both from the University of Missouri. She is a fourth grade teacher at New Franklin, Mo...
Roberts - 40 years (04/19/09)
Charles "Chuck" and Julia "Judy" Roberts of Jackson celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary April 18, 2009, with a private dinner. Roberts and Julia Holt were married April 18, 1969, in Doniphan, Mo. The couple has two children, Angela (Andy) Wine and Sarah Roberts of Jackson. They also have a grandson, Carter Wine...
Honor Roll - West Lane Elementary School (04/19/09)
Honor Roll - Delta Junior & Senior High (04/19/09)
Delta Junior & Senior School 3rd Quarter A Honor Roll 7th grade: Robert Bartels, Rachel Birkman, Kristen Davault, Connor Hodge, Kendra Kohler, Katlyn McCoy, J.D. McKuin, Chasity Taylor, Alysha Vessells 8th grade: Kolton Benoit, Sarah George, Kristen McCoy, Dwight Nance, Tanner Schabbing, Ashleigh Slinkard...
Honor Roll - Egyptian Elementary (04/19/09)
Egyptian Elementary School High Honor Roll 3rd grade: Amanda Bennett, Breeann Johnson, Kayla Kobel, Kelsey McCrite, Paige Mix, Tristan Parker, Rileigh Petermichel, Madelynn Smith. 4th grade: Wyatt Caldwell, Daneesha Carthell, Russell Wolford. 5th grade: Kaylie George, Olivia Khourie...
Honor Roll - Cape Central Junior High (04/19/09)
Cape Central Junior High School Term 4 A Honor Roll 7th grade: Aleksandra Aleksandrova, Kamille Beckett, Bailey Bliss, Eric Craiglow, Catherine Crites, Alisha Deshazier, Andy Gibbons, Abigail Goeckeler, Joshua Greaser, Emily Hagan, Jasmine Hamilton, Britney Hubbard, Holly Jaco, Diana Kantchev, Colin Keele, Kendra Kelch, Truman Kinsey, Rebecca Kitchen, Bailey Kralemann, Courtney Limbaugh, Rachael Long, Nathan Lutes, Tanisha Marshall-Watkins, Samantha McLemore, Aaron Mehner, Alex Mehner, Sydney Messerli, Seiya Miyata, Nicole Rich, Abby Ritter, Vikas Rudrappa, Madeline Siefert, Jordan Stone, Caleb Strickland, Scottie Thomas, Kristin Thompson, Dusty Tolbert, Sable VanMeter, Gianna Wade, Taylor Welker, Ashley Westbrook, Johnathan Zuniga. ...
Honor Roll - Scott City Middle School (04/19/09)
Scott City Middle School Third quarter High Honor Roll 5th grade: John Boswell, Isabella Bowers, Matthew Cundiff, Samantha Hebrock, Paige McNeely, Hannah Shemonia. 6th grade: Lauren Bollinger, Levi Buckner, Taylor Dudley, Elizabeth Hensley, Carly Howell, Cheyanne Shipman, Austin Spriggs...
Honor Roll - Meadow Heights (04/19/09)
Meadow Heights Junior & Senior High 3rd Quarter Superintendent's Honor Roll 7th grade: Kyle Baremore, Ruth-Ann Bellew, Christopher Bollinger, Jedidiah Cook, Ryan Foltz, Valerie Hernandez, Ashlee Long, Taylor Sander, Sarah Weston 8th grade: Justin Abernathy, Kristy Angel, Steven H, Bright, Chancey Elfrink, Megan Gill, Ellie McGruder, Alexis Simmons, Catrina Simmons, Ciara Wagner...
Honor Roll - South Elementary (04/19/09)
South Elementary School 3rd Quarter A Honor Roll 4th grade: Mackenzie Bartels, Cana Bles, Molly Brown, Kaitlin Christian, Ashley Cisco, Ana Compton, Camille Dovin, Jaredan Durbin, Anna Estes, Nick Freeman, Jack Gard, Caleb Gilbert, Courtney Hahs, Skyler Hornbeak, Abby King, Emily Ladd, Katlyn Lawrence, Rudy McClellan, Thomas Moss, Allison Nispel, Randa Norman, Addison Puls, Rachel Rhodes, Lexi Ruch, Theran Slinkard, Emily Smith, Nicole Sotak, Carson Stroup, Samantha Tilley, Brittany Ussery, Eion Vaughn, James Robert Ward, Savannah Watson, Casey Webb.. ...
Honor Roll - North Elementary (04/19/09)
North Elementary School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Emma Bishop, Glen Boyd, Jenna Davidson, Hannah Deloach, Brendon Gross, Chuck Hartle, Kyle Lappe, Hailey Meyr, Deanna Mirly, Chase Mueller, Collin Nicks, Alexis Oswald, Rachel Sinn, Spencer Toft, Corie Williams, Summer Williams, Maria Zuccarini...
Police report 4/19/09 (04/19/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Assaults Thefts Miscellaneous Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Fire report 4/19/09 (04/19/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 4/19/09 (04/19/09)
25 years ago: April 19, 1984 Cape Girardeau police are investigating three reports of small cars being turned on their sides apparently by vandals last night or early today. A fireworks ordinance, which doesn't prohibit the sale or discharge of bottle rockets, received first-round approval yesterday by the Cape Girardeau City Council; however, the author of the ordinance, Councilman Donald Strohmeyer, says he plans to propose regulations after the Fourth of July which would prohibit the sale and discharge of bottle rockets but would still allow small firecrackers.. ...
Grandchildren, taxes, drama (04/19/09)
By GARY RUST Excerpt from thoughts on the rewards of being a grandparent by Malcolm Forbes: "Getting older has its own rewards. Like grandchildren. As I know from seven of our own, the joy of them is unleavened by the parental necessity of incessant naysaying, carting, feeding and fussing. ...
Tampering with the Constitution: Taps for democracy? (04/19/09)
By Gene Scalf A democracy is always temporary in nature; it will continue to exist up until the time voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship. ...
Cape La Croix marker (04/19/09)
One of the earliest contacts by European settlers in this area occurred more than 300 years ago when three Catholic missionaries came here -- in 1699 -- to spread the Gospel among the American Indians. More than 60 years ago a large cross on a base with a plaque attached -- all together weighing more than six tons -- was erected along a portion of U.S. ...
Speak Out 4/19/09 (04/19/09)
Bestowed beauty; New possibilities; We are brothers; Quitting cigarettes; Listen to the expert
Prayer 4/19/09 (04/19/09)
Send us, O God, your miraculous healing grace, and mend us, body and soul. Amen.
Watch for the tent! Saturday April 25th and every last Saturday of the Month April - Nov. (04/19/09)
By: Viney Mosley Cape River Heritage Museum Volunteer Watch for the tent Saturday Morning! There will be an opening concert Saturday April 25th morning 10:30am outside at 538 Independence St. Cape River Heritage Museum.. Jerry Ford and his Orchestra will be kicking off the seasons 8 Free music events scheduled the last Saturday of every month...
Tulips (04/19/09)
By: JoDonna and Josh Markhart The tulip garden at the Governor's Mansion taken on April 16, 2009 during Alma Schrader's 4th grade field trip.
tulip in bloom (04/19/09)
By: Josh and JoDonna Markhart Close up of a tulip in the garden at the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City taken during Alma Schrader's 4th grade field trip on April 16, 2009.
What a "Bee"utiful Day! (04/19/09)
By: Candi Murphy I took this pic. yesterday of a Honey Bee collecting pollen from a little tree outside our house. I don't know what kind of tree it is, but it has beautiful fragrant white blossoms on it and the Bumble Bees & Honey Bees just swarm to it!...
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