- Police: Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot after standoff in south Cape (1/14/18)3
- Here's what's being built next to Chick-fil-A in Cape (1/18/18)1
- Cape lands new summer-league baseball team; Capaha Field to see major upgrades (1/20/18)8
- Man sentenced to life for killing mother, burning her body; mouth taped shut at hearing (1/20/18)
- Author of Waller's manuscript rewarded for helping feds (1/13/18)
- Young author gave up TV at age 7 to pursue writing, and has recently finished his third novel (1/20/18)
- Redhawk Food Pantry helping Southeast students, employees who need assistance with food, supplies (1/19/18)2
- Cinderella shines in debut at Bedell (1/20/18)
- 3 mayor candidates in Scott City; former mayor Porch files for council seat (1/18/18)
- Chronic wasting disease found in 2 Southeast Missouri deer; whether disease transferable to humans unknown (1/18/18)
Beware of too many degrees
Regarding the Jan. 27 article "Swingle's books to stay on county website," one sentence particularly attracted this reader: "Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones, reminding everyone present his three college degrees included a history major focused on the Civil War, said the books reflected an accurate portrayal of events in Cape Girardeau's history."
The presiding commissioner should be cautioned against acquiring more degrees. I have seven, including a master's of law in law and government from American University's Washington College of Law. I learned in the last election that Southeast Missouri residents resent a fellow resident expending the time, energy, money and intellect to achieve seven. The fact that our economy is in recession-depression was of little moment.
BILL D. BURLISON, Advance, Mo.