- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)7
- Crowell leads effort to cut low-income tax credits in Missouri (11/19/17)6
Triathlon raises safety issues
To the editor:
On April 2 my boyfriend, Tony Rigdon, was struck by a car while competing in the city-sponsored Steamboat Classic Triathlon. It is truly a miracle he is alive -- and no thanks to reckless drivers or the city of Cape Girardeau. Drivers of motor vehicles need to learn some respect for cyclists who are out for recreational exercise or competing in races. The city needs to take a closer look at the viability of continuing to hold the race at a venue that is unsafe and does not require the use of helmets. When is Cape Girardeau going to learn?
NIKKI REED, Columbia, Mo.