- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)35
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Speak Out 12/18/04
Thanks for the help
I WANT to thank all the people who helped my son-in-law, Jim Trickey, and daughter, Brandy. They put in a handicapped-accessible shower and ramp for Jim. Thanks also to the neighbor who put up the Christmas decorations. God bless all of them.
I'D LIKE to respond to the caller who praised the soldier who questioned Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Although the information was not in the original story, it has since come to light that the soldier was being used by Edward Lee Pitts, a reporter embedded in the soldier's unit. When informed that only soldiers would be able to speak to Rumsfeld, Pitts created the question and coached the soldier on how to ask it. He then arranged a guarantee from the one of the organizers of Rumsfeld's appearance that his soldier would be called on to ask his question. I cannot question the courage of the soldier, as he is making selfless sacrifices for the sake of our country. However, it is unconscionable for the media to use our brave fighting men and women to advance their own agendas and then mislead the public into believing that the soldier was expressing his own concerns.
Risking lives for free
THE GORDONVILLE firefighters should be praised for the work they do. They risk their life for free. Instead of thinking we should pay them, we should see if others who risk their lives will take a pay cut.