- Business notebook: Cape salon picked as one of nation's top 200 (4/17/17)
- Man out on bond for alleged molestation of boys charged with abusing girl (4/18/17)
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- New policy for semissourian.com online commentary: No pseudonyms (4/17/17)59
- Without city record, Marie Street residents on hook for thousands in sewer repairs (4/19/17)7
- Going the distance: Several locals participate in Boston Marathon (4/18/17)2
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Deputy: Man kicked, broke uncle's ribs after yard-work dispute (4/19/17)
- Scott County: M Kay Supply in Benton fills unique needs in community (4/14/17)
Support for cancer research
On Monday, a candidate for Congress from the 8th District attacked Jo Ann Emerson for donating $218.50 to Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. In fact, Emerson did donate money to Wasserman-Schultz, a breast cancer survivor. The donation was a reimbursement for expenses incurred as part of the bipartisan congressional women's softball game, a fundraiser for breast cancer research in which Emerson participates each year.
The writer would be wise to gather all relevant information next time he chooses to launch an attack. Mistakes happen, but due diligence might have saved him the embarrassment of having attacked Emerson for supporting research into breast cancer, a disease that will be newly diagnosed in more than 207,000 Americans this year alone.
For supporting much-needed research and her colleague, a mother of three who is winning the fight against this devastating disease, Emerson should be proud. The fact that this letter was needed is truly unfortunate.
JORDAN CLOTHIER, 400 E. Broadway, No. 501, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Paid for by Team Emerson