- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)49
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
- 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 cops’ good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Hopper Road to close for months during construction of Veterans Drive (04/27/16)9
Speak Out 11/1/10
Growing up in Cape Girardeau near Southeast Missouri Hospital, I had a neighbor who kept chickens. There were always rats and mice running around the chickens, and the smell sometimes got very bad. Please don't allow this in the city again.
A recent speak out comment claiming NPR fired their only African-American voice, Juan Williams, was incorrect. There are several African-American program hosts and contributors working for NPR.
October is national mental illness awareness month, and no one seems to be aware of this. Many people do not know what a mental illness is and how it affects a person. Most people only know how mental illnesses are portrayed in the media and movies, which is an incorrect stereotype. People with a mental illness can achieve goals and be successful. Many have an IQ score that exceeds the average person.
Church and state
The Speak Out comment that stated the Constitution does not contain the statement "separation of church and state" was correct. However, the author of the comment was wrong in the interpretation. Our forefathers came to this country for religious freedom. This statement did not mean that Christians could not be involved in government. Our founding fathers even held church services in the Senate and White House.