- Deputies: Man, woman tried to arrange killing of his estranged wife (5/21/17)1
- Former coroner convicted of felony theft now faces prison in misdemeanor case (5/23/17)2
- Cape police say man assaulted, kidnapped girlfriend (5/21/17)2
- Woman may lose foot after being hit by moped (5/24/17)
- Mississippi County sheriff fights efforts in court to remove him from office (5/21/17)4
- Business notebook: Woman, sister-in-law buy Perryville custom-wear shop (5/22/17)
- Cape man accused of shooting a woman in Jackson (5/21/17)
- Police apprehend Charleston man they say hit Cape woman with car (5/24/17)
- Illinois Trail of Tears site where Cherokee buried named to National Historic Register (5/24/17)
- Broadening horizons: Heartland Dream Team founder stays committed to area youth (5/21/17)2
Smoking issue, again?
One of the topics brought up by Councilwoman Loretta Schneider at the recent city council retreat was she would favor a citywide smoking ban at least for restaurants.
The voters of Cape Girardeau rejected a proposed smoking ban in bars and restaurants last year. Why bring this issue up again? The voters knew what they were doing when they went to the polls.
Business owners have a choice if they want a smoke-free or smoking environment in their establishment. After all, they are the ones paying the bills and should operate their business as they want to.
There are plenty of smoke-free restaurants in Cape.
If you like the food at a restaurant and the smoking offends you, the simple solution is to get your order to go and enjoy your meal at home.
Lorene C. Roland, Cape Girardeau