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by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

*President Bush reported his conference with Putin was “extremely friendly,” and then the Russian spent three hours trashing him. It seems “friendly” lost something in translation.

*Who says politics is simple? President Bush pushes a tax cut which in turn reduces available federal funds to help Western state residents pay for higher fuel and heating costs.

*Promoters of the new Cardinal ballpark

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Grand jury hands down indictments against 3 Daviess County men on drug charges

The indictment replaces the complaint filed earlier as reported in last week’s edition

Three Daviess County men were indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury for allegedly conspiring to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine. The indictment replaces the complaint filed earlier as reported in last week’s edition.

David L. Caselman, 45, of Jamesport, David T. Beck, 37, and Jeremy L. Cole, 19, both of Gallatin, are charged in various counts of

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She’s singing her way, fulfiling her dreams

Seventeen year old Tracy Clark of Winston toured for three weeks with the Union Mill Opry

Seventeen year old Tracy Clark of Winston may have set her sights on the stars, but her feet are firmly planted on the ground.

Tracy experienced the highlight of her budding singing career when she toured for three weeks with the Union Mill Opry a year ago and was invited to tour again this

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Mildred McBroom’s yard work draws praise

Yard of the Month to Mildred McBroom

The Gallatin Garden Club honored Mildred McBroom with its “Yard of the Month” award. Mildred’s lawn features many blooming flowers, trimmed shrubbery, a sun deck, a concrete fishpond with large, colorful Koi, and statuettes. Mildred says she has been gardening for about 20 years. “I love it,” she said. “I’m in seventh heaven out here. And it’s wonderful therapy.”

Mildred finds comfort in

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Visitors center open, survival kits offered

1889 Squirrel Cage Jail open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday

If you have relatives or visiting friends unfamiliar with Daviess County and this region, you might consider a trip to the visitors’ center at the 1889 Squirrel Cage Jail located two blocks west of the Gallatin business square.

The visitors’ center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Appointments for group tours may

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New law keeps personal information off drivers’ licenses

Personal privacy is important in this age of technology

Ever wonder what the magnetic strip on the back of your driver’s license says about you? Rest assured, it isn’t going to be sensitive information. Legislation signed last week by Gov. Bob Holden strictly prohibits the Department of Revenue from collecting or disseminating certain personal information.

Personal privacy is important in this age of technology, and the legislature took an important

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Post Scripts: Class Reunion Memories

by Joe Snyder

Kathy and I attended the reunion of the 1935 and 1936 graduating classes of East High School in Kansas City Saturday. It was held at Stephenson’s Restaurant on old highway 40. The Class of 1936 turned out 33 members, but, alas, only five of my classmates of 1935 were able to make it, but what a joy it was to visit with them one more time.

I

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Bush is correct to order military review

Missouri National Guard at 100% strength; active duty forces need more support

by Congressman Sam Graves

In the supplemental budget appropriations bill voted on last week. There was a solemn reminder of the dangers our military service members face. In the budget, we appropriated $44 million to repair the USS Cole which was attacked by terrorists during its refueling in Yemen last year. The terrorist attack killed 17 sailors and

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Some of America’s laws aren’t even legal

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

When our president traveled abroad recently, he reminded his European audiences that “America is a land of laws.” This remark was generally greeted with loud applause and thoughtful but affirmative nods. Nobody, it seems, asked President Bush which laws he was referring to. Most human beings seem to be in favor of laws, especially those who live among us and who make

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