- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)48
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- 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)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says copsí good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
Speak Out 6/28/09
Use for taxes
THERE are a lot of other things I would be willing to establish a tax district for besides an airport that has such little use. How about investing in our youths through educational opportunities like museums, aquariums, planetariums, observatories and activities like the skateboard, water, and off-road parks and bike trails? These are the real quality-of-life issues that make a city attractive. One-time taxes might build some of these things, but the long-term operational and maintenance costs need to be funded as well.
I'M calling about Arena Park. I take my daughter there to play ball. She went into the restroom, and it was filthy with no paper towels. I'm a little concerned about how that's kept.
I was shocked in reading Sunday's paper about the ethanol train derailment in Rockford, Ill. The people of Scott City should pay attention to this story and feel lucky none of these plants are going to be built in our town. The fire burned for over a day and caused 600 people to be evacuated. There were some deaths. This is a dangerous cargo that passes by our ball fields and our community. Are we prepared for this hazard?
JUST because you don't have a computer doesn't mean you lack Internet access. Cape Girardeau's new and wonderful public library has many computers available for public use.
Didn't take the bait
CHARLES Krauthammer and other columnists of his ilk are frustrated because they couldn't goad President Obama into offering overt support for the Iranian protesters and then leaving them in the lurch when the crackdown comes, like we did Hungary in 1956. President Obama handled this situation perfectly.
IT doesn't take many people to pull off a revolution. That's why I am worried about the U.S. Because of the seriousness of the issue, I think we're closer to a revolution that we've been since the 1770s. I came to this conclusion after reading the Southeast Missourian headline that there are a whopping 2.5 million Americans who are not receiving television signals.