Reduce staff, increase salary
I offer this letter in support of reducing the staffing for Cape Public Schools to increase the base salary. As a previous member of this school board, I am painfully aware that the school district salary schedule was a product of previous boards that, however well intentioned, created a system that hampered the hiring of new teachers because of a low base salary. ...
As a graduate student at Mizzou, I have witnessed many of the events that have transpired here this week. They are extremely unsettling and seem to mark a degeneration of the intellectual climate among students and faculty. While I think very little of President Wolfe and Chancellor Loftin, I object to the way they were forced out by one student's hunger strike. ...
Thanks for Loos benefit
We would like to thank the generosity and support for the recent benefit held for Kate Loos. We would like to thank the Knights of Columbus Council 6405, the many generous donors for the silent auction, the organizers, as well as the people in attendance. Everyone's prayers and gifts are appreciated as we go forward. God will bless you for your kindness...
The newspaper for the morning of the day I am writing this letter contains reports that the president and chancellor of the University of Missouri-Columbia have lost their jobs. While these stories indicate that racism is an ongoing problem in the Missouri system, it seems to me this event points to other situations that need to be addressed...
Say, Cairo, you've got peculiar trouble, right there in River City as a national travel website declared Cairo a "ghost town." Really? It's not abandoned with 2,800 citizens. What a tourist attraction it must be if 2,800 ghosts are walking around taking care of business!...
Stop the political theater
Political debates have traditionally featured two candidates in front of a diverse audience conducted by a neutral moderator. The Hollywood style productions of today have more in common with a WWE or roller derby event than they do dignified political debate. ...
Thank you from a Muslim to a good chunk of Cape Girardeau
Editor's note: The following essay was submitted to the Southeast Missourian via the Your Stories section on semissourian.com. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, once said that he who does not thank people, does not properly thank Allah. Allah is the proper Arabic name of the One God of Abrahamic faiths. He was not born, nor was He begotten. It is used primarily by Muslims but Arab Christians also use it...