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- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Most of us can overcome tribulations
To the editor:
People are wonderful. Each day brings me closer to that truth.
I never cease to be impressed at the amount of stamina, courage, strength and determination shown by millions who were victims of the 2003 blackout, possibly the most extensive power outage in history for much of the nation. Definite answers for the cause plus a solution are yet to be determined. Sharp minds, I am sure, will correct whatever problem exists.
So much credit is due the number of people who helped those in a difficult situation. Possibly the most disturbing episode was the 11-year-old girl trapped in an elevator alone for many hours. Tense moments were felt in the time taken to free her.
The loss of food cause by the outage, which ran into the millions of dollars, could never be equal to the 9-11 tragedy. Lives cannot be replaced ever. Food can, in time.
We have conquered many things thus far. I have great confidence we will continue. It is good to keep on the positive side of thinking. That is what I like to do, and it works every time -- well, almost.
PAULA E. KEMPE