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Stories from Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Review board to look into fatal Bootheel swing set accident (04/21/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A child fatality review board will convene early next week to look into the death of a Fisk kindergartner who was killed when an unfinished, wooden swing set collapsed on him. Cobbie Bond, 7-year-old son of Carl and Lana Bond and a kindergartner at Fisk Elementary School, died Sunday night as the result of cranial cerebral injury, according to Butler County Coroner Jim Akers...
Early morning fire in Cairo damages home (04/21/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Firefighters spent nearly three hours battling an early morning house fire in Cairo, according to the Cairo Fire department. The fire occurred around 3:25 a.m., in the 2200 block of Park Avenue. Three residents were at home at the time the fire broke out, but all had safely gotten out by the time firefighters arrived, and there were no injuries...
Advance men seriously injured in weekend accident (04/21/09)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Two Advance men, 24-year-old Donald Brady and 27-year-old Louie Reyes, sustained serious injuries and were air evacuated from the scene following an early morning wreck Saturday. The accident occurred four miles south of Marquand on Route DD just after 2 a.m., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Former spy for CIA to speak later this week at Cape Church of Christ (04/21/09)
E. Ray Cox, a man with an extensive background in espionage with the Central Intelligence Agency, will be speaking Thursday through Sunday this week at the Cape Church of Christ. Cox, 75, will be presenting a seminar called "The Time of Trouble: A Series about Crisis and the Overcoming Christ," drawing on his experiences working intelligence in Moscow in the 1960s...
Southeast Missouri Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to include 24 additional officers (04/21/09)
As this year's annual Southeast Missouri Law Enforcement Officers Memorial approaches, the list of local officers recognized as slain in the line of duty through the years continues to expand. Until recently, the ceremony was to recognize 21 fallen members of law enforcement in Southeast Missouri, a region delineated by the area covered by Troop E of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, as well as Perry County law enforcement...
Procter & Gamble's influence felt through Southeast Missouri (04/21/09)
Standing behind a table of toilet tissue, paper towels and diapers, Procter and Gamble family care plant manager Regina Gray and baby care plant manager Marc Schoch spoke about the important role the facility has played in Southeast Missouri since its first box of Pampers rolled off the manufacturing line in 1969.
Cape Girardeau City Council approves green board proposal after modification (04/21/09)
After deleting what Mayor Jay Knudtson called "caustic, nasty, political language," the Cape Girardeau City Council voted 6-to-1 to approve an ordinance to create the "Girardeau Goes Green Advisory Board." City councilwoman Debra Tracy cast the dissenting vote after unsuccessfully appealing to other council members to retain a single line indicating the advisory board's duties would include suggesting how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions...
Area officials look at truancy during statewide dropout summit (04/21/09)
Schools and law enforcement agencies need to do more to address truancy, local school officials said Monday during a statewide summit to address dropout rates. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education invited 114 districts with a dropout rate of four percent or higher to participate in the event. ...
Bootheel child dead after accident on swing set (04/21/09)
FISK, Mo. -- A Fisk kindergartner was killed in what authorities describe as a "horrible accident" Sunday when an unfinished wooden swing set collapsed on him. The child was identified as Cobbie Bond, 7-year-old son of Carl and Lana Bond and a kindergartner at Fisk Elementary School...
School board discusses student performance tracking, installs officers (04/21/09)
As the Cape Girardeau School District works to integrate a method of tracking student performance districtwide, the school board heard a second round of assessment data Monday. The district formalized the use of academic watch summaries in January to monitor performance data and how academic interventions are used. ...
Nixon: Privett to return to Southeast board of regents (04/21/09)
Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday a series of state-level appointments, all submitted to the Missouri Senate for confirmation, including putting a Kennett, Mo., man back on Southeast Missouri State University's Board of Regents. If confirmed, Doyle L. Privett, 57, a Republican from Kennett, joins the seven-member board responsible for appointing Southeast's president, employing faculty and staff, and making budgetary and policy decisions...
Cape gets 11th Tree City USA nod (04/21/09)
The Arbor Day Foundation has named the City of Cape Girardeau a "Tree City USA" for the 11th time. "Trees are a vital component of the infrastructure in our city and they also provide environmental and economical benefits," said Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation director Dan Muser. "As a Tree City, we have done everything we reasonably can to care for our community forest."...
House panel scraps Nixon plan for job incentives (04/21/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon's newest job-creation plan has been quickly rejected by House budget writers. The Democratic governor had sought to use $200 million from the federal economic stimulus package to create a pair of business incentive funds run by the Department of Economic Development...
St. Louis assistant U.S. attorney to fill Hanaway's post (04/21/09)
ST. LOUIS -- A longtime assistant U.S. attorney in the St. Louis office will serve as acting U.S. attorney following the resignation of Catherine Hanaway. Michael Reap joined the office in 1973 and became first assistant U.S. attorney in 1992. He is 63 and a native of St. Louis...
Gov. taps former Democratic leader for Missouri board (04/21/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed the former Missouri Democratic Party chairman to a state finance board and a longtime aide to the state board that regulates utilities. Nixon on Monday named John Temporiti, 60, to the Missouri Development Finance Board. The agency administers loans and tax credits to help with economic development and public infrastructure projects...
Mo. House advances school prayer measure (04/21/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state House gave initial approval Monday to a proposed constitutional amendment guaranteeing Missourians' right to pray in public places, including schools. Any such prayers would have to be voluntary and nondisruptive, under the proposal...
Mo. attorney general warns of mortgage finance scams (04/21/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Attorney General Chris Koster filed lawsuits Monday accusing two businesses of sending consumers misleading direct-mail ads for mortgage refinancing. He said more suits against other scams could follow. Koster, in stops in St. Louis, Columbia and Kansas City, declared zero tolerance for scams by mortgage lenders or brokers...
Fifth USS Missouri, an attack submarine, to go to sea soon (04/21/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A new naval vessel named the USS Missouri will hit the open waters soon. A $2 billion nuclear-powered attack submarine is being welded together in Groton, Conn., and will be christened later this year. The Navy says it will be the most advanced submarine in the world...
Judge nixes Blagojevich's request to tape reality show in Costa Rica (04/21/09)
CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal judge dashed indicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's reality TV dream Tuesday, refusing to give the ousted Democrat permission to travel to Costa Rica to tape a show in the jungle. U.S. District Judge James Zagel refused to modify terms of Blagojevich's bail to allow him to leave the United States, saying he needs to remain in the country to help his attorneys formulate a strategy for his defense...
Report: Auto companies to get $5.5 billion more in federal loans this month (04/21/09)
DETROIT (AP) -- A federal report says the U.S. government will loan General Motors Corp. up to $5 billion more to make it through June 1, and Chrysler LLC could get up to $500 million more by April 30. The report on the bank bailout program released Tuesday by a special inspector general says the money will be made available for working capital as both companies try to meet government restructuring demands...
New concerns arise about bank health (04/21/09)
WASHINGTON -- Anxiety is growing again over the health of the nation's largest banks, and with Congress hesitant to commit more money, the Obama administration is exploring ways to strengthen them in the face of the recession. Results of the federal government's "stress tests" on big banks are due May 4, and many on Wall Street are increasingly worried they will show some banks are in worse shape than expected...
GM workers laid off as government deadlines loom (04/21/09)
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. started firing 1,600 white-collar workers Monday, continuing its effort to slash costs and qualify for more government loans on the same day it revealed it spent $2.8 million in the first three months of this year to lobby federal lawmakers...
Vets blame toxin for deaths of 21 polo horses (04/21/09)
WELLINGTON, Fla. -- The sudden death of 21 polo horses at a championship event in Florida may have been caused by a toxin in the animals' feed, vitamins or supplements, veterinarians said Monday. The horses from the Venezuelan-owned team Lechuza Caracas became ill just before a tournament match Sunday, collapsing and dying on the scene or while being treated at vet clinics or transported, officials said...
Supreme Court to hear case of clash between free speech, pit bull tape law (04/21/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said Monday it will explore a dark corner of Americans' fascination with animals: whether the sale of videos depicting dog fights and violent deaths of small animals is protected by the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech...
Coloradans mark 10th anniversary of Columbine (04/21/09)
DENVER -- With words of hope and healing, Coloradans on Monday marked the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings that left 12 students and a teacher dead. Flags flew at half-staff over the school and dozens of mourners lay roses and carnations at a memorial...
Suspect arrested in Craigslist slaying (04/21/09)
BOSTON -- A man was arrested Monday in the death last week of a woman who advertised massage services on Craigslist.org, Boston's police commissioner said. Phil Markoff, 22, was arrested by Boston police after being stopped south of Boston on Interstate 95, Police Commissioner Ed Davis said at a news conference...
Porterhouse sizzles at Iowa bulldog beauty contest (04/21/09)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- For three years, Porterhouse was so close to the title he could drool on it. Now, the Beautiful Bulldog crown is his to slobber on for the rest of the year. After two runner-up finishes and one "Mr. Congeniality" title, Porterhouse finally nabbed "top dog" honors Monday when he was crowned the winner of Drake University's annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest in downtown Des Moines...
Florida considers ban on 'crash taxes' charged by emergency crews (04/21/09)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It was bad enough when Matthew Norville rear-ended another driver, crushing the front end of his own car. A few weeks later, the Pensacola college student got a $714 bill to cover the cost of the county police and firefighters who responded...
Official: Obama wants agency spending to be cut by $100 million (04/21/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama White House zeroed in Monday on ways to slice the budget by $100 million, a fraction of the federal deficit reported for March alone. Just back from a Latin America summit, President Obama was ready to "challenge his Cabinet" on budgetary savings, the House said in a statement released as he convened his first formal meeting of department and agency heads...
Readings show Four Corners marker off by 2.5 miles (04/21/09)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Tourists who think they're putting a hand or foot in each of four states at the Four Corners area are apparently missing the mark -- by about 2.5 miles. National Geodetic Survey officials say the Four Corners marker showing the intersection of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah is about 2.5 miles west of where it should be...
Obama discusses secret memo release with CIA employees (04/21/09)
WASHINGTON -- Days after releasing secret memos that detailed the CIA's use of simulated drowning while interrogating terror suspects, President Obama went to the spy agency's Virginia headquarters Monday to discuss his decision and bolster the morale of its employees...
Newspapers win Pulitzers for stories on governor, mayor (04/21/09)
NEW YORK -- Two newspapers hit hard by the economic downturn won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday for exposing sex scandals that brought down a governor and a big-city mayor, in what was hailed as a victory for old-fashioned watchdog journalism at a time when the industry's future is in question...
Speech sparks walkout at U.N. (04/21/09)
GENEVA -- Dozens of Western diplomats walked out of a U.N. conference and a pair of rainbow-wigged protesters threw clown noses at Iran's president Monday when the hard-line leader called Israel the "most cruel and repressive racist regime." The United States decried the remarks by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as hateful -- reinjecting tension into a relationship that had been warming after President Obama sought to engage Iran in talks on its nuclear program and other issues...
Hawking in hospital, said to be seriously ill (04/21/09)
LONDON -- Stephen Hawking, the British mathematician and physicist famed for his work on black holes, was rushed to a hospital Monday and was seriously ill, Cambridge University said. Hawking has been fighting a chest infection for several weeks and was being treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, the university city northeast of London, the university said...
Irish cardinal to talk peace with N. Ireland anti-Catholic militants (04/21/09)
DUBLIN -- The leader of Ireland's 4 million Roman Catholics, Cardinal Sean Brady, and representatives of Northern Ireland's major anti-Catholic paramilitary group announced Monday they will meet soon to discuss the outlaws' potential disarmament...
Mom of pirate held by U.S. pleads for his release (04/21/09)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- The mother of a captured Somali pirate accused of holding a U.S. captain hostage at sea for five days says he is only 16 years old and appealed Monday to President Obama to release her son. The suspect, identified by his mother as Abdi Wali Abdulqadir Muse, was taken aboard a U.S. Navy ship shortly before Navy SEAL snipers killed three of his colleagues who had held Capt. Richard Phillips hostage...
Sri Lanka's soldiers help thousands flee battle zone (04/21/09)
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- The army breached one of the last Tamil Tiger rebel fortifications Monday and freed thousands of trapped civilians, some fleeing through the neck-high water of a lagoon while bleeding or carrying wounded relatives. The government warned the rebels they had 24 hours to surrender or face a final assault to end a crumbling 25-year insurgency that sought to create a separate homeland for ethnic Tamils on this South Asian island...
Johnson powers Woodland to win in SCAA tourney (04/21/09)
Neil Johnson hit a two-run blast in the fifth inning to help Woodland beat Advance 3-0 in the first round of the SCAA baseball tournament Monday. Johnson went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Andrew Minson earned the win on the mound for Woodland (3-6)...
Sauer returns to coach St. Vincent football (04/21/09)
St. Vincent didn't look far for its new football coach. The Indians hope to recapture some of the magic of past seasons as Paul Sauer was named the football coach. "I've been looking at different jobs in the area for the last couple of years," Sauer said. "I decided to get back into it. This opportunity just presented itself and the good Lord put me on the path and I'm right back at St. Vincent."...
Redhawks hope to keep bats warm (04/21/09)
Southeast Missouri State's offense woke up during a three-game nonconference sweep of Southern llinois-Edwardsville. The Redhawks hope to keep their bats alive over the next two days as they face more nonleague tests. Southeast hosts Evansville at 3 p.m. today and Arkansas State at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, when Bluff City Beer will provide free food and beverages...
Area digest 4/21/09 (04/21/09)
Herren finishes sixth in St. Louis marathon Cape Girardeau's Chris Herren, who ran at Southeast Missouri State, finished sixth in the St. Louis marathon Sunday. The 25-year-old Herren finished the course in 2 hours, 36 minutes, 19 seconds. Jackson's Paul Fliege and Cape Girardeau's Ron Duff completed the Boston marathon Monday. Fliege, 32, finished in 3:04:50, while Duff, 64, finished in 3:44:46...
St. Louis faces elimination against Canucks in Game 4 (04/21/09)
ST. LOUIS -- One win away from a first-round playoff sweep, the Vancouver Canucks are anything but cocky. A loss from making their first postseason appearance in five years a colossal dud, the St. Louis Blues are not panicking. The Canucks will attempt to neutralize another sellout crowd in Game 4 tonight with the no-frills road-game mentality they used in the regular season. All sweep talk was steered away Monday, as easily as Roberto Luongo has handled shots in this series...
Kenya's Kosgei wins Boston duel (04/21/09)
BOSTON -- American Kara Goucher ripped off the gloves she wore for the first 25 miles and threw them to the pavement. The sprint was on. Kenya's Salina Kosgei outkicked Goucher and defending champion Dire Tune in the last mile of the Boston Marathon on Monday, going back and forth with Tune in the final blocks of Boylston Street to win the closest women's finish in event history...
Redbirds acquire help for bullpen (04/21/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals got help for a needy bullpen Monday, acquiring right-hander Blaine Boyer from the Atlanta Braves for minor league outfielder Brian Barton. St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak said the Cardinals would go with 13 pitchers for at least the next few days, and would demote a position player before beginning a three-game series against the Mets today. St. Louis relievers have averaged more than four innings in the first 13 games...
Cavs' coach Brown honored for leading team to No. 1 seed (04/21/09)
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Like his first year in Cleveland, LeBron James' second NBA season ended without a trip to the playoffs. The miss was inexcusable to Cavaliers rookie owner Dan Gilbert, who set out an immediate coaching search so it wouldn't happen again...
Holt signs deal with Jaguars (04/21/09)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars addressed their biggest need Monday night, agreeing to a three-year contract with veteran receiver Torry Holt. The deal lessens the need for Jacksonville to get a receiver early in this weekend's NFL draft and gives the franchise its biggest weapon at the position since Jimmy Smith retired in 2006...
Dan Brown novel coming in Sept. (04/21/09)
NEW YORK -- Six years after the release of "The Da Vinci Code," the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group announced that Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol," a thriller set during a 12-hour period and featuring "Da Vinci Code" symbolist Robert Langdon, will come out in September...
Dealing with diabetes: Lifestyle change, insulin manage disease, as Cape Girardeau man shows (04/21/09)
In one year, Bob Stephens's health changed dramatically when he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. But he didn't let it sidetrack his approach to life.
Research: Unhealthy foods hijack overeaters' brains (04/21/09)
WASHINGTON -- Food hijacked Dr. David Kessler's brain. Not apples or carrots. The scientist who once led the government's attack on addictive cigarettes can't wander through part of San Francisco without craving a local shop's chocolate-covered pretzels. Stop at one cookie? Rarely...
Health calendar 4/21/09 (04/21/09)
Health events in the coming week
Delores Wilkerson (04/21/09)
Delores Jean Wilkerson, 71, of Scott City died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 30, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of James "Sonny" and Ruby Marie Bruhl Day. She and Paul M. Wilkerson were married Feb. 8, 1969, in Cape Girardeau...
Sister Mary Braun (04/21/09)
Sister Mary Terese Braun, 92, of Wheaton, Ill., formerly of Jackson, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, in Brookfield, Wis. Mass of Christian burial was held April 6 at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Wheaton. Burial was in Assumption Cemetery in Winfield, Ill...
Emma Bahr (04/21/09)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Emma Lee Bahr, 85, of Carbondale died Monday, April 20, 2009, at Jonesboro Rehab and Health Care Center in Jonesboro, Ill. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Crain Pleasant Grove Murdale Funeral Home...
Leo Beasley (04/21/09)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Leo Beasley, 86, of Tamms died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at home. He was born Sept. 11, 1922, in Ohio County, Ky., to Thomas and Elizabeth Burden Beasley. He and Shirley Denton were married May 29, 1976. Beasley was a member of the First Baptist Church in Thebes, Ill. He was a retired farmer...
Willard Keys (04/21/09)
Willard D. Keys, 70, of Randles died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at his home. He was born Aug. 8, 1938, at Delta, son of Oscar and Stella Ward Keys. He and Marjorie Ward were married Oct. 25, 1957. She died July 23, 1996. Keys was a retired self-employed mechanic and truck driver...
Births 4/21/09 (04/21/09)
Rust; Glueck; Ford; Johnson; Jaster; Daniel
Police report 4/21/09 (04/21/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summonses Theft Property damage Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Fire report 4/21/09 (04/21/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following call Monday:...
Out of the past 4/21/09 (04/21/09)
25 years ago: April 21, 1984 MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Speaking at a news conference at the farm of Peter C. Myers, general chairman of the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture John R. Block said yesterday there is too much government in American agriculture, leading to the formulation of policies which are in many instances at cross purposes...
Correction 4/21/09 (04/21/09)
In Friday's newspaper, a brief should have said Richard Todd McAnelly is a student at Notre Dame Regional High School. He was selected for the 2009 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals...
Where are the children in Jefferson City? (04/21/09)
At a time when most of us are thankful for what we have around us -- good friends, neighbors, a job, family, health coverage -- I find it increasingly difficult to be so thankful for another legislative session of political wrangling, posturing and very little progress to bettering the lives of the children in this great state...
Working to make tomorrow better than today (04/21/09)
Why our tax credit system needs more accountability By Jason Crowell Each year in Missouri, nearly every spending program considered by the General Assembly is subject to the appropriations process. Whether it is programs dealing with education, health care, senior nutrition, higher education, agriculture or our court system, each of these spending programs receives a full review by legislators and the governor before they are appropriated funds...
Piracy is a complicated tangle (04/21/09)
Somali pirates have plied their trade on hundreds of cargo vessels off the coast of Africa in recent years. Earlier this month, an American ship was boarded by the pirates for the first time in modern history. A combination of a savvy crew and the expertise of Navy Seals resulted in the rescue of the ship's captain, who had given himself up as a hostage in order to protect his crew. The Seals later shot three of the pirates and freed the captain...
Climate change: Safe, not sorry (04/21/09)
Anyone following the climate change issue should know that the scientific consensus is as follows: That climate change is happening is unequivocal. Surely there can be no conscious individual who doubts this any longer. In terms of the cause, the consensus is that there is greater than a 90 percent probability that human activities are a significant contributor. ...
Thanks for help with tea party (04/21/09)
A thank you is due those who participated in our Restore Our Nation tea party in Cape Girardeau on April 15. A special thank you is extended to Lt. Tracy Lemonds and the officers of the Cape Girardeau Police Department who were present. The other members of the Restore Our Nation committee and the many volunteers who helped us set up and clean up at the park have my most heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all they did to make this demonstration a success. ...
Speak Out 4/21/09 (04/21/09)
Patrol complaint; Downtown parking; Saturation coverage; School treatment; Street ditches; Equal treatment; Your taxes at work; How great it is; Economic mess; More money; Taxes are the focus; Not political
Prayer 4/21/09 (04/21/09)
For spring showers and warm sunshine, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
Marcy's Planet Shoes SHOE DRIVE (04/21/09)
By: Robyn Jones Marcy's Planet Shoes will be having shoe drive this weekend (April 24-26, 2009) to benefit Soles 4 Souls and Soles United. Soles 4 Souls in a non-profit organization that provides shoes domestically to disaster relief victims, disadvantaged children, domestic abuse shelters and homeless shelters. ...
Fish Fry at Maple UMC (04/21/09)
By: Rev. Jim Cooper, Pastor Maple United Methodist Church will hold a Fish Fry and Chicken Dinner, Friday night from 4-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church, located at Cape Rock and Jean Ann Dr. There will be fish, chicken, hush puppies, french fries, slaw, baked beans, dessert and drink. Proceeds to the Building Fund...
Alma Schrader 4th graders visit Sen. Jason Crowell & Rep. Clint Tracy (04/21/09)
By: Angie Plunkett On April 16th, Alma Schrader 4th graders visited with Sen. Jason Crowell and Rep. Clint Tracy during a tour of the State Capitol.
helping mom with her morning makeup (04/21/09)
By: Barb Gleason, Cape Girardeau every morning Sunshine, a Humane Society rescue,joins me in putting on my makeup. Here she is sitting pretty in the sink.
who said cats don't like water!! (04/21/09)
By: Barb Gleason, Cape Girardeau Sunshine, our newest addition loves to chase her tail in the bathroom sink while mom puts on her make up and does her hair.
Rainbows (04/21/09)
By: Karen Grayson Looking at the close up of the bottom rainbow, it almost resembles looking at the Aroara Borealis (Northern Lights) only these were the Eastern Lights!!
Pink Dogwood (04/21/09)
By: Karen Grayson The dogwoods are so gorgeous right now!! Oh, how I love spring!!
Wisteria (04/21/09)
By: Karen Grayson Here's some pretty Wisteria blooming!! If you're a desperate housewife, you may be living on this lane. LOL!!
Rainbows (04/21/09)
By: Karen Grayson Somewhere over the rainbows, birdbirds fly...... With an end to the rain came the most gorgeous double, almost triple rainbows!!
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