- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)44
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)35
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Speak Out A 04/15/03
Cutting from the top
I ADMIRE the Illinois governor. He has gotten the message. He's trimming from the top and using his intelligence to find other ways to help the budget crisis besides milking the middle class for more taxes. We have bailed cities out too many times. There are other ways. I hope Gov. Bob Holden in Missouri follows through and starts cutting from the top also.
Cairo ready to change
CAIRO VOTERS have decided it was time for a change from the way the city was being managed without much regard for the citizens. Sometimes individuals can become so entrenched they feel their own agenda is what really matters. But a new day has finally dawned for Cairo. It is time for everyone to come together, divest themselves of old animosities and move the city forward. Open government is always best for the citizens. The good-old-boy club almost choked the entire life out of the town. It is time to move forward with an eye toward saving Cairo from further decline.
I THINK the recent election sent a clear message that it is time for a regime change in Cape Girardeau. No matter how well you spin it, the citizens of Cape sent their message. We don't trust this city government. We don't like this old-boy network that doesn't let people with new ideas who are outsiders to be involved in the process. It's time for a change. Mr. Mayor, please don't ask us for another tax hike a year from now or two years from now without changing the regime of Cape Girardeau, because your answer will be the same: No.
Emphasize the positive
IT SEEMS that most of the people living in this area are quite unhappy with life. Let me encourage you in a good way to look at the positive things of life. God has created all of us with a unique difference. Wouldn't it be a boring world if we were all the same? I will admit that I get down on life sometimes, so I am by no means exempt from the comment I made above. I am merely trying to pass on a wise contemplation. Whatever things are pure, noble, just and of good report, think on these things and you will be much more content and happy.