- Police: Cape man kidnapped woman, then raped, assaulted her (06/30/16)7
- Many Jackson students may face random drug-testing (06/26/16)41
- Jackson man accused of felony assault after attack at Cape bar (06/26/16)7
- Four men accused of roles in three robberies (06/29/16)3
- Coroner asks for grand jury in Poplar Bluff fatal hit-and-run case (06/28/16)1
- Southeast president to get his U.S. citizenship July 4 (06/30/16)34
- Cape murderer still will serve 2 life sentences; appeals court forced reduced charge (06/30/16)
- Cape detective who helped solve Krajcir case is retiring (06/28/16)8
- Officials: Ash borer less of a problem here than in St. Louis (06/27/16)
- Business notebook: Melting Co. adds to Cape's food-truck fleet (06/27/16)
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.