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Speak Out 7/13/10

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Crime problem

REGARDING the recent "Press is no more" comment: My question is not only why the press is not talking about this issue, but why is city counsel not discussing the issue? Responsible people look at these sort of things before making a decision to move to a city. As crime continues, people will begin to notice and move away. This will leave our ever-growing city in shambles. This is a problem, however hard it is to admit. Our beloved city has a crime problem, and if not addressed the outcome will surely be undesirable.

Trusted source

I would like to give credit for the Southeast Missourian for posting the comment "Press is no more." It takes courage and character to release such a controversial piece regarding the very business that one is invested in. I hold the upmost respect for the Southeast Missourian and hope that the issue of crime in Cape Girardeau is investigated. The citizens of Cape Girardeau deserve to know the truth, and who better to tell them then their trusted news source?

Better plan?

DOUG Austin and the Quality of Life group has obtained the needed signatures to force another vote on the casino issue, so I assume if this group is successful in its quest to protect us from ourselves, then they have a better idea for bringing something to the table to revitalize downtown Cape Girardeau. I didn't think so.

Timely fireworks

SOMEONE complained about having to wait for the fireworks at Arena Park. The organizers were blamed. The times for these events was published, so anyone planning to attend the fireworks should have paid attention to the starting time of the demolition derby, figured out it was going to last a couple of hours and planned accordingly. Don't blame the organizers.

SEMO swamp

WHILE driving to work, I was admiring the beauty of the Southeast Missouri State University campus -- until I passed the eyesore affectionately known as SEMO swamp. It is at the corner of Sprigg and New Madrid streets. Rainwater accumulates in this low area and sits and ferments. There is a scum building on top of it. I can only imagine the number of mosquitoes that will be coming from this rancid pool soon. It's a shame that, with all of the money Southeast has to build fountains, it can't seem to get around to cleaning up this stinky mess.

Rallying cry

IT was March 1775 when young attorney Patrick Henry rode into Culpeper, Va., and saw a minister tied to a whipping post. Henry asked what the man had done. He was told the man was a minister who refused to take a license. A license often becomes an arbitrary control by government that makes a crime out of what ordinarily would not be a crime. This was the incident which sparked Henry to write the rallying cry of the revolution: "I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."


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The fireworks were behind schedule. They were, however, worth the wait as far as I am concerned...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 12:13 AM

good morning...☺

yesterday , i made a poor attempt at humor which upset many posters...i want to say i'm sorry and apologize to all posters i may have offended..

-- Posted by ad..man on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 7:43 AM

Rick, tell them to kiss off if they don't like your comment(s).

Wait, I'll do it for you...Hey, kiss off if you don't like Rick's comments.

-- Posted by Hawker on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 9:31 AM

Apology accepted, Rick. My "get a lawyer" comment was not directed toward you, but to the woman complaining of sex discrimination.

-- Posted by cznola on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 9:49 AM

mel,

you make an assumption that it is a bad plan. lots of people seem to think it is a good plan. as i have stated before this area has enough economic diversity that a casino will not be seen as a way to have the city survive as it does in Caruthersville. Just simply entertainment that can provide jobs and give the city much needed revenue.

-- Posted by SWBG on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 9:51 AM

..this week is trash clean-up week in Jackson...people can set out appliances , furniture , etc ..and the trash truck will haul it away for free...

they will not pick up TV's or computer monitors , these have to be taken to the new e-cycle place..i have no idea where that is located in Jackson but i think Turnip does...

-- Posted by ad..man on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 11:18 AM

Can't help but notice Rick's absence....figures! :o)~

-- Posted by Turnip on Mon, Jul 12, 2010, at 10:17 PM

Turnip , from last night...what figures ??

-- Posted by ad..man on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 11:23 AM

mel,

how can tax revenue decrease when the property tax alone for these undeveloped areas would skyrocket? Could some of the above happen? Sure. I bet you could find studies indicating an increase in business failures, foreclosures, increase in suicide...when a Wal-Mart comes to town.

-- Posted by SWBG on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 1:36 PM

Rick, now don't you start, MISTER. It was just a joke. ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 2:08 PM

-- Posted by ad..man on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 3:08 PM

There is something about this Colin McClain case that just does not add up. How does an experienced hiker and accomplished eagle scout die from hypothermia in July? And why was his absence not reported for 36 hours? Something stinks in Mongolia.

-- Posted by Rightcape on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 3:31 PM

Turnip

...i just had a real bad day in Speak Out yesterday is all...i wasn't sure if u were mad at me too....but it's ok , i still love ya..☺

-- Posted by ad..man on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 4:31 PM

IMHO...the thing with a casino in Cape...at first it will be a big hit , it will be packed with people from miles around...after a certain amount of time , the casino will get boring and become old news...they will need to have specials to draw crowds again , proberly just on the weekends...

money wise...the big bucks will always go back to corporate...Cape will get the scraps and what they can cheat--eerrr--progam for....slot machines can be programmed for odds on payout...when a new casino first opens , management program the slot's odds for quick payout to guarantee winners...over time , they slowly lower the odds for payouts so the casino can make a profit...

-- Posted by ad..man on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 5:06 PM

Me'Lange

i think they have the ability to manipulate the spin to assure smaller payouts..

-- Posted by ad..man on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 5:32 PM

As the parent of a child with special needs, I am happy to see that revenue from the SB40 Board may be used to fund services other than VIP Industries. I believe in the beneficial effects of work and productivity that VIP makes possible. But the special needs population is not one-size-fits-all. Broadening the range of services for which these funds may be used means that perhaps individuals with a wider range of ages, specific needs, interests, and abilities will be served.

-- Posted by heartland_mom on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 8:05 PM

As the parent of a child with special needs, I am happy to see that revenue from the SB40 Board may be used to fund services other than VIP Industries. I believe in the beneficial effects of work and productivity that VIP makes possible. But the special needs population is not one-size-fits-all. Broadening the range of services for which these funds may be used means that perhaps individuals with a wider range of ages, specific needs, interests, and abilities will be served.

-- Posted by heartland_mom on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 8:08 PM

Rick, nah, I wasn't mad, just teasing you a little.

-- Posted by Turnip on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 8:54 PM


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