- Fatal-shooting victim ID'd; uncle said he tried to break up fight (9/29/16)30
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Sister: Shooting victim died a hero (9/30/16)9
- Perryville couple arrested on felony drug charges after sting operation (9/29/16)
- Perryville High principal on leave; no reason given (9/28/16)9
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Animal-rescue group receives grant from rock star for spay, neuter assistance (9/28/16)1
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Monia pleads guilty to 9 counts of financial exploitation of elderly; dealings with murderer Joseph clarified (9/28/16)11
Speak Out A 11/01/01
This time next year
IS THERE any chance that the bridge in Arena Park will be finished before next year's fair?
Give them support
IT'S HARD to believe how ungrateful some people are toward our law-enforcement officers. The people in New York, I'm sure, are very grateful for their law-enforcement and firefighting personnel. I thank God every day for these people who are willing to put their lives on the line. We never know when we'll need them. I wouldn't want their job. When they go to work, they never know if they'll return home to their families or not. I'm very grateful for them.
Enforce speed limit
I DRIVE the interstate every day to and from work, so now I am dealing with the road construction and how the speed limit turns to 50 mph. I set my cruise on 50, and people are passing me going 70 mph. I thought there are laws about going over the speed limit in construction areas. Where are the police? In the last three weeks I have only seen two officers in the area. Either enforce the law or change the speed back to 70 mph.
IN RESPONSE to "Is it acceptable now?": I did not like my country being attacked by terrorists either, so based on your viewpoint I should accept it, like it or not.
THE TASTELESS drag show at a SEMO facility reinforces conservative cultural critic and historian Jacques Barzun's thesis that western civilization has degenerated into decadence.
HOW SAD. I hereby extend the sincerest form of Speak Out sympathy to a SEMO student who complained about getting but a piddling little 60-minute lunch break.
Just say no
I SAY no to a tax increase and yes to cutbacks. Here are a few suggestions: No more patrolmen taking the patrol cars and doing personal business like driving their kids to school. No to the firefighters who work out at the Osage Centre while they are on duty. What if they get a call? What do you do then? No to two patrol cars, a fire truck and an ambulance responding to a heart attack victim at a residence. How many calls do you get a day and how many are false alarms? I am getting tired of putting money into people who are sitting around.
RIGHT ON, Jim Drury. I and many more are right behind you 125 percent. Everything you said in Sunday's paper is true. Why can't we have another election? What is the city afraid of? That it may lose?
City has real needs
DID YOU see in Sunday's paper the list of things needed by the Cape fire and police departments? That is where I want my tax money to go. Not to the River Campus. If disaster should strike Cape Girardeau, the police and fire department will try to help us. If SEMO can build ridiculous and incredibly expensive water fountains, then it can build the River Campus by itself. Do not use my tax dollars for it.
Display it proudly
TO THE person who took my magnet flag off my truck, it is OK. I gave my money willingly to a good cause for those flags. Now I give the flag willingly to you because I guess you could not afford one yourself. I hope you display it proudly on your vehicle as I did on my truck. As it says, "In God we trust." I trust God will bless you as he has blessed me many times.
Sin and hate
CHRISTIANS DON'T hate homosexuals. We hate homosexuality. God hates sin but loves the sinner. So we don't preach hate because we hate homosexuality. We hate it because it's a sin. Get the facts straight.
Time to repent
TO ALL the people who are criticizing the gays and lesbians: You have just sinned. Now repent. God says do not judge others.