- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)5
CHS fund raising jogs memory of a wrestler
To the editor:
"Write an essay in which you recall an event in which you changed your mind. Describe why you held the first opinion and then, marshaling your reasons, tell us why you changed your mind."
We were having a conference, and he told me that after wrestling in high school for three years and coming to college with a wrestling scholarship, he was giving it up. "This Thanksgiving meal I'll be able to eat as much as I want the first time in three years. Wrestlers are always starving."
A good start, I said from my fat man's perspective. What else? How was your coach?
"I think he doesn't like me."
OK. What else? What about your teammates?
"They don't seem to like me either."
Were you pretty good at wrestling?
"That's another thing."
This happened years ago. Mercifully, I have forgotten names. But I recalled the event when I read that Central High School needs new wrestling mats.