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Speak Out 12/17/10

Friday, December 17, 2010


I used to live in the "loop" area of St Louis. The area was lively and vibrant, but that meant there was noise. It seems in Cape Girardeau we want more growth and business downtown, but that will mean there will be noise. If it's too much for a resident, they should move to a rural area.

Drinking and driving

THIS year marked the 16th anniversary of the death of my best friend from high school. Luckily, I had someone with a sober mind pull me out of the car before we left. I thank them nearly every day in my prayers for that. The holidays are a time for fun and family, but remember not to drive if you've had too much to drink.

HIV vs. cancer

TO correct a previous speak out comment: HIV is a blood-borne disease, though it can be transmitted sexually. There is no cure. The pill to prevent transmission costs $1,500 per month and is only 73 percent effective with full adherence. There are cures for breast cancer but no cure for HIV.


DOES anyone remember Sodom and Gomorrah? People should stop and think.

Ponderosa fund

An account has been set up for the displaced workers at Alliance Bank. What a true showing of good will.

Casino anticipation

I am so thankful they're going to build the casino. I just hope I live long enough to play my $20 worth that I allow myself and enjoy the view.

Casino smoking

WE have been told that no smoking is good for business. It's certainly good for the waitresses and people who work in restaurants, and we understand that. So, if it's good for business to have no smoking, I guess it's good for the casino too. It will help their business and help their employees.

Thanks, Mike

WHAT a wonderful evening of Christmas music with the young talent under the direction of Mike Dumey at Deerfield Lodge. Thanks, Mike.

Great feature

I want to thank the newspaper for highlighting the three national merit semifinalists at Central High School.

Job applicants

HOW can there be so much unemployment out there? My wife and I have owned a business for three years, and we have not had one adult apply for a job over this time period.

Doll cameras

ADULTS have gone way overboard with video cameras. Putting them in Barbie dolls is beyond words.

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Noise --- ya ever go to Blueberry Hill ?

Remember? --- no , who were they ?

Job applicants --- where is your open job and what is it ? we need facts !

Doll cameras --- this whole deal is wrong 'cause Ken never got a camera , totally sexist..

Drinking and driving --- wow , ur in the Holiday spirits ...

only 8 days 'till Christmas ...

-- Posted by ...Rick on Fri, Dec 17, 2010, at 7:18 AM

"DOES anyone remember Sodom and Gomorrah? People should stop and think."

That's why I make a point to visit neither town.

-- Posted by SteveM on Fri, Dec 17, 2010, at 8:37 AM

Drinking and driving...You are so right. It can't be said enough to not drink and drive. However, there are those that really don't care about any of it, and so sober drivers must be vigilant, and drive defensively...

Remember Sodom and Gomorrah?...Stop and think, okay.

...but don't look back.

-- Posted by Hawker on Fri, Dec 17, 2010, at 8:52 AM

Is the writer comparing Sodom and Gomorrah to Jackson and Cape? I can think of alot more cities in the world worst than Jackson and Cape.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Dec 17, 2010, at 10:43 AM


Exactly how much is "too much?"


I remember Sadam & Gamera, both were evil monsters needing a beat down from Godzilla.


You were also told the tooth fairy will give money for your teeth, so do you believe everything you are told or do actually examine the data?


With a total of 99 weeks available, why would anyone not want to have an extended, paid vacation?


At least it wasn't Chucky, I couldn't take another movie.

-- Posted by non-biasedphilosopher on Fri, Dec 17, 2010, at 1:10 PM

Any places worse than Sodom and Gomorrah?

Yeah, Pleasantville. The dullest and most boring place on the face of the Earth! A real man killer.

-- Posted by voyager on Fri, Dec 17, 2010, at 3:03 PM

uh oh , only 7 days to go !

-- Posted by ...Rick on Sat, Dec 18, 2010, at 9:02 AM

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