River stage: 22.16 ft. Falling
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
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Southeast football loses third straight, falls to Eastern Kentucky 33-21
The past comes alive when a novice starts looking at his roots
My family -- on both my mother's and my father's side -- has never been much interested in its ancestry. I've mentioned this before, but I think the reason was simple: They were consumed with surviving and didn't put much stock in digging into the past...
The political landscape
If I didn't know better, I'd think the president was intentionally trying to torpedo Democrats' hope of holding Senate control in next month's midterm elections. For an administration prone to missteps, the past few weeks have raised the bar on the apparent rudderless ship of state...
Cape fire tax: For your safety
We, the citizens of Cape Girardeau, will be making a decision at the polls on Nov. 4 on the issue of continuing a 1/8-cent sales tax for public safety. I would prefer to say that the continuation of this 1/8-cent would be used for your safety and my safety...
The limits of blame in the Middle East
Iraq and Syria, and the broader Middle East, are in the midst of conflicts over belief and borders. The march of the Islamic State continues, threatening Baghdad and beyond. In this context, identity and loyalty become existential questions, as young men decide whether to enlist under the black flags of the Islamic State, or serve in the armies and militias of their nations...
Table traditions and potpourri of pumpkin sweets
Family traditions are just the absolute best. I know there were many Sunday afternoons when our mother was so tired and wanted to rest, but getting together as family was always a priority. I know our family is not unique, and many families have this tradition, as do my cousins, Jan and Richard Kinsey. Sunday meals together with their children are very special...
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