- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)8
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
- Governor cuts $146 million, colleges take hit (1/17/17)
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.