- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)5
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)1
- 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)
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Without city record, Marie Street residents on hook for thousands in sewer repairs (4/19/17)7
- Sikeston man charged in shooting death of Cape man (4/23/17)
East part of Cape has cancer
To the editor:Thank you to Irene Stevens (welcome back) and Tom Herbert. You have diagnosed the illness of our town -- cancer -- with the characteristic dying core. Here are the symptoms:
Broadway -- I know of one couple who came looking to buy a popular restaurant, drove down Broadway and said, "No way."
Sprigg Street -- I came across the bridge last week and drove north on Sprigg Street toward Southeast Missouri State University, and it struck me that this is the first view many people have of our town. How sad.
Around the university -- I live in this area and have to pick up trash around my house every week. I could do it more often.
Where are the doctor (mayor) and his nurses (city council and city staff) to cure this illness?
Beautiful, old, solid homes with tree-lined streets and yards are being allowed to die. Is there hope?
I hope so.
JUDY CURETON, Cape Girardeau