- 3 charged with burglarizing Scott City bar (10/14/16)4
- West Park Mall to be closed Thanksgiving (10/14/16)2
- Shooting injures two people in Cape early Tuesday (10/19/16)33
- Perry County: A great place to find home away from home (10/14/16)
- Tours provide a glimpse of Cape Girardeau's supposedly haunted past (10/17/16)1
- Cape Girardeau County: A great place to grab a bite (10/14/16)1
- Man charged after cops try to cuff him in his sleep (10/14/16)9
- Three weeks and then what? (10/18/16)1
- Suspected attacker of Southeast student apprehended (10/19/16)5
- Mom jailed with daughter after mailing drug to her (10/16/16)
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.