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Speak Out 2/21/12

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Parents' patience

THIS is to the person who thanked coaches for having the patience of Job. I think you have that turned around. The parents are the ones who have the patience of Job, waiting and waiting for their child to get to play even when there is a 25-point spread.

Dog fighting

THIS is for the person who has their precious pets advertised free for the taking to a good home. Some of these are going for pawn, for dog fighting rings. In other words, they are thrown in the ring and attacked by dogs to get them ready to fight. Most don't make it out of the ring or are tossed aside to die. So please, do some investigating, get phone numbers and addresses, and follow up. Even get driver's license numbers, because they will send their wife and kids or anybody who can persuade you to give them to them. Just be alert, until law enforcement does something about these cruel people.

Respect life

THANK you, Carol Trankler, for your recent letter to the editor. We have become a nation that cares more about how pets are treated than our unborn babies and little children. People ignore that more than 50 million preborn babies have been aborted in our country, calling it a choice. We have neglected the God-given value of human life. A nation that takes innocent lives stands under God's judgment.

Tax holiday

In December of this year, the Isle of Capri Casino is expected to open in Cape Girardeau. This casino will bring 1 million visitors a year to town and produce millions of dollars of tax revenue for the city. One would think that with all the millions of dollars the city will receive, that Mayor Harry Rediger and the city council could at least give us a sales tax break the first weekend in August.

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Anybody feel the 4.0 earthquake at 4am this morning.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Feb 21, 2012, at 7:03 AM

Yep! I was just wakeing up (about 30 minutes before my usual time). No damage here as far as I can find(my home in Cape). Just a "Little Shaking Going ON".

-- Posted by Retired93 on Tue, Feb 21, 2012, at 7:19 AM

Tax holiday: Believe you need to check your info for the tax revenue amount for the city.

Dog fighting: Also, watch out for those Blue Dog Democrats.

Respect life: In all matters.

News Flash: Mitt and Rick neck and neck in Arizona and Michigan.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Feb 21, 2012, at 7:28 AM

Respect Life --

"A nation that takes innocent lives stands under God's judgment."

Better be careful. Under your theory, God will judge our wars by the innocent lives that were lost.

-- Posted by grisgris on Tue, Feb 21, 2012, at 8:31 AM

Earthquake? Oh, I thought that was just my wife rolling over...

-- Posted by Hawker on Tue, Feb 21, 2012, at 8:42 AM

could someone explain to me why there are no street lights for about a 3 block section from the 1200 to about the 1500 block of big bend road. the casino has their nice street lights, but after they tore our street up for over a year they decided to not put the street lights back up. there are street lights before and after these blocks people are stealing around here and everything is dark at night. what can one do to correct this major problem for the residents in these blocks.

-- Posted by gradycat106 on Tue, Feb 21, 2012, at 5:24 PM

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