- City suspends liquor license for downtown Cape bar; owners say they want to fix problems (3/26/17)3
- Mall aboard: Future requires evolution at West Park Mall (3/24/17)23
- Legal discrimination complaint, ethics complaint filed in Scott City government (3/22/17)13
- Business notebook: Cape native goes from farm to mobile-food operation (3/20/17)1
- Former Southeast softball coach sues Board of Regents; seeks damages and her job back (3/23/17)15
- Former Scott City administrator: 'I was forced to resign' (3/21/17)6
- Triplett manslaughter case set for July 2018 (3/21/17)2
- Two people found dead in Advance house fire (3/21/17)
- Two Cape men charged with second-degree murder of Grandi (3/21/17)2
- Two local lawmakers back charter school bill; Perryville lawmaker objects to measure (3/19/17)24
Speak Out 10/26/08
THANK YOU, David Limbaugh, for your detailed article outlining all the reasons Barack Obama should not be the president of our country. I would add, as an educator, that I am greatly concerned about Obama's comments about a "new generation of teachers." Considering his ties with William Ayers, who is hailed by the Obama camp as a valued educator, I would hate to see the door open to such radical influence in our public schools.
A bit of sugar
CASINOS ARE handing out candy for children. Proposition A on the November ballot is suspect because it is being backed by the casinos. It is not difficult to see the casinos' strategy. They bundle a proposition for gambling with something that sounds good: more education money for children. The problem is the deprivation of children due to parents who have gambled away funds that should be used for children's food, clothing and school supplies. Then, there is the strain gambling places on marriages when needed money is squandered away. A little bit of sugar makes the quack medicine go down easier.
I HAVE been saddened by how people I once respected are calling other people negative names during this election year. They are calling other people names such as anti-American, unpatriotic, terrorists, liberal, socialist, Jewish, Muslim, non-Christian, racists and rednecks. When you hear someone else call someone a name in a negative way, remember our country's motto, "E pluribus unum." Out of many, one. This motto reminds us that out of many backgrounds and religions comes one people united as a nation. This is what binds us together as Americans. I believe that the foundation of our nation's unity is respect for all people.