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Speak Out 2/13/12

Monday, February 13, 2012

Basketball venue

I enjoyed the exciting boys and girls basketball games recently between Notre Dame and Central High School. However, the seemingly summary and arbitrary decision to move the games to the cavernous Show Me Center, a decision made more than a decade ago, was woefully wrong and destroyed a decades-long tradition that was an integral part of Cape Girardeau's community history. I call on the school boards of both schools to reexamine this issue so that the restoration of alternating home court competition can begin again and so that the sportsmanlike school spirit of both institutions will sound loud and raucous as it should, rather than muffled as though emanating from an echo chamber.

Uniform distraction

THE Cape Girardeau School District's "uniform dress issue" has been a brilliant public relations move. It has taken all the attention away from other issues. Why has the district had two administrators leave in the middle of the academic year? Why are there 30-plus children in each classroom at the middle school? All this in a town that can't pass a smoking ban. Cape Girardeau, you never fail to entertain.


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Basketball venue;

I really don't have an opinion on this but one thing about your comment got my attention. If you think the Show Me Center is "cavernous" you really need to get out more!

-- Posted by Data48 on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 5:41 AM

What a joke of S.O. caller inputs. With the Middle East ready to explode you think more comments would be directed there, but wait this is SEMO and all we care about are deers, school uniforms, and non-smoking ban.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 8:30 AM

What happen to "Rick" earlier comment?

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 8:57 AM

semo471: The mideast has been exploding for 2000 years plus now. That is all those people know is fighting one another nothing is going to change that, as long as they have enough rocks to continue throwing at one another.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 9:01 AM

Posted by swampeastmissouri on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 9:01 AM

Swamp: I realize that but IMO it's getting down to the last minute in the 4th quarter where the Middle East is concerned.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 9:15 AM

same as it ever was...-- Posted by ~~Rick on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 4:02 PM

Rick: Just got back home and good to see you back on. Didn't think a name of meds was grounds for deleting.

Wheels: Must be nice to sleep in all morning;-)

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 4:28 PM

Or was meant to belittle the comment submitter? How was that appropriate?-- Posted by Me'Lange on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 5:05 PM

Me'Lange: I posted a comment a year ago that someone said was the most stupid comment that he/she ever read in this forum. I just let it be and didn't cry foul to the moderator. My point being is if you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 6:57 PM

I am starting to wonder if he isn't reporting himself under a different user (because we all know he post under 3-4 names) just to manufacture attention and start this crap all over again?

-- Posted by Me'Lange on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 7:40 PM

Rick: Me'Lange isn't one of your 3-4 posting names is it?

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 8:12 PM

I am sorry but I must have missed it... you wouldn't care to repeat it would you?☺ ☺ ☺ ☺

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 7:07 PM

Wheels: It would only cause another meltdown by the reviewer of my past comment.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 8:24 PM

I do find it sad some adults can't respect and accept that another can disagree on a topic, without holding an endless grudge.-- Posted by Me'Lange on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 8:30 PM

Me'Lange: Read you statement and stand in front of a mirror.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 8:44 PM


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