- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Concealed-carry restrictions remain in Missouri despite new state law (9/18/16)22
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)6
- 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)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of beating a grandmother to death with baseball bat (9/18/16)
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
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