- Woman's post about 'Back the Blue' sign in Jackson coffee shop prompts firing from nearby bar (8/15/17)12
- Scott City man dies in motorcycle crash near Millersville (8/13/17)
- Stoogefest headliner cancels, cites NAACP travel advisory in Missouri (8/15/17)2
- How to save a life: Lifeguards resuscitated young girl at Cape Splash (8/17/17)2
- Teen convicted of shooting area woman in 2015 (8/13/17)
- Man accused of making terror threats against dental office (8/13/17)
- Councilman: Scott City mayor, city administrator resigned (8/15/17)4
- Woman dies in house fire in Cape Girardeau County (8/16/17)
- Scott City school chief gets raise, while some teachers don't (8/17/17)6
- 'Love, not hate': Area residents gather to sing, talk about racial issues after violence in Charlottesville (8/14/17)89
Coming soon - Anheuser-Busch State Park?
Give Massachusetts legislators the prize for creative thinking. They've seen what's happened as corporate sponsors get their name on sports stadiums and other public facilities. So why not let Coke and Microsoft put their names on the state's parks and forests? You know, like the Verizon Pond, where Henry David Thoreau did his daydreaming?
Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York is looking into raising money by selling naming rights for parks. In addition to the Chrysler building, New York also could have DaimlerChrysler Park, complete with sheep's meadow and zoo.
We've been doing it for years -- honoring big contributors to universities, for example by naming buildings after them. But now we're talking big bucks. Would General Motors be interested in having the longest river in North America named in its honor?