- Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)51
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Hotel chain president: City should regulate short-term lodging (11/27/16)16
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)25
- Officers: Delta man dies during domestic dispute (11/28/16)1
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
Speak Out A 06/14/02
HOW ABOUT some common sense. If the university and the city really do have a budget crunch, then we can kill two birds with one stone. The university should sell some of its property and buildings in the city. These properties would be bought by the private sector, which would start paying city taxes on them. The university would shrink in size a little during these hard times and have more liquid assets such as cash. And the city's tax base would grow some.
Trash bags are better
TO THE person who is upset about trash containers in Jackson: If you are so worried about the cleanliness of your neighborhood, put your bagged trash out the morning of the trash pickup. This step of using trash bags instead of trash cans could save Jackson many man-hours by making the jobs of sanitation workers safer, easier and quicker. Help our local sanitation department and cooperate, please.
Are kids our enemies?
BECAUSE OF the apparently broadened definition, would underage kids who play violent video games be subject to detention as enemy combatants?
A snake story
THANK YOU, Jim! Jim recently came to our house and rescued me from what seemed to me, when I first saw it, to be a 6-foot-long slithering snake. I phoned my wife and asked her to come home and get rid of it, but she said she couldn't because she was working. Can you believe that? She needs to get her priorities straight. However, she did get someone to come: Jim. When Jim came into the house, I proudly told him I had corralled the snake under a wastebasket. Bravely, Jim lifted up the wastebasket and grabbed it. Though at a considerable distance, I still jumped back, particularly when I heard it hissing. It got away from him twice, but he recaptured it, took it far from the house and let it go. As he was leaving he said, "This house is a haven for these things." I also thought I heard him chuckle -- because the 6-foot snake turned out to be a 6-inch lizard. I don't care. We're still moving.