- Feds ask judge to impose $6.5 million punishment for Cape surgeon (12/7/17)9
- Light and music show: Jackson family goes high-tech with Christmas display (12/11/17)
- Former Wimpy's Drive-In owner Freeman Lewis dies (12/9/17)2
- Makeover at the movies: Transformation complete inside Cape theater (12/8/17)4
- Jury convicts Scott City man who confessed to murder; girlfriend's testimony corroborates confession (12/9/17)
- Sugarfire Cape barbecue restaurant to open June 2018 (12/7/17)
- Pedestrian struck on Broadway (12/11/17)4
- Two Cape County residents, including former Jackson police officer, face burglary charges in Colorado (12/12/17)
- Wind brings down Wendy's sign in Cape Girardeau (12/11/17)2
- Harbor Freight Tools plans to move ahead with Cape Girardeau store (12/5/17)2
Iowa - Views from afar
La Repubblica (Rome)
The unexpected and immense crowd of people who faced the freezing cold in order to vote in the first Democratic primary has stirred a cold breeze to make Bush and the Republicans shiver. ... Seventy-five percent of the state's citizens are against the war, yet only 18 percent voted for Howard Dean, the candidate whose banner was his fierce opposition to the war. ... These figures do not mean that the Democrats have a reasonable chance of overthrowing George Junior from the family throne. But it does mean that Karl Rove, Bush's electoral pilot, won't have a comfortable extremist opponent to demolish with the usual charges of liberal elitism. ...
The Guardian (London)
Democrats of every persuasion should thank Iowa's voters. The state party's caucuses went a long way to defining the battleground, challenges and requisite qualifications in the coming struggle to unseat George Bush. ... Democrats desire, above all, a winner. Given the utter awfulness of Mr. Bush, as they see it, this is not a time for gallant losers or the ideologically pure in heart. They want a man ... who has the credibility, character, experience and resourcefulness to stay the national course. That may be the main explanation for John Kerry's run from behind; and why Wesley Clark, who kept his powder dry for New Hampshire, may be the one who trips him up. ...