- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)5
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Woman accused of pushing Wal-Mart employee after theft (9/27/16)
What died to make all that oil?
To the editor:
I have a question about fossil fuels, which have been talked about in recent letters to the editor. If fossil fuels are a non-renewable energy sources that formed more than 300 million years ago during the Carboniferous Period -- long before dinosaurs roamed the earth -- what plants and animals died in the terrain of the Middle East to produce the oil?
ANDREW OSTROWSKI, Fort Worth, Texas