- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- Without city record, Marie Street residents on hook for thousands in sewer repairs (4/19/17)7
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)4
- Man out on bond for alleged molestation of boys charged with abusing girl (4/18/17)
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)
- Deputy: Man kicked, broke uncle's ribs after yard-work dispute (4/19/17)
- Sikeston man charged in shooting death of Cape man (4/23/17)
Don't use demeaning labels
To the editor:Regarding the Nov. 21 article concerning the rejection of county paving requests, the term "recalcitrant landowners" came to my attention. There is a less denigrating term which could be used and that is "tax-paying landowner." The names of these same people can also be found in other types of county records, namely on land titles and deeds of ownership.
Perhaps in the future your writing staff may wish to check further into both sides of such issues instead of labeling someone with a somewhat demeaning label just because it looks good on paper.
RICHARD SAUERBRUNN, Jackson