‘They weren’t my socks’ tactic also used by politicians
(Editorial ~ 03/30/19)
Politicians could learn a lot from 20-year-old Damien K. Clark Jr. of Ohio. Or then again, perhaps it was politicians who gave poor Damien the perfect excuse for his wayward deeds. Damien was pulled over by police this week for a traffic violation. But Damien’s trouble had only begun...
(Opinion ~ 03/30/19)
I read your editorial in the Wednesday, Feb. 27 Standard, concerning Bill Mahers’ Real Time show. I don’t agree with Bill Maher much. His opinions are only his and not relevant to me. But I usually watch his show and all other shows where there is a good effort to present both sides. For these contrasts I get other information on which to base my opinions. You took offense in your editorial on something I found irrelevant and only the pitch of a showman. You missed his point which I found to be very interesting. We live in the bootheel of Missouri, apprised of seven counties. They are the poorest in Missouri. And two of which may be in the poorest 10 percent of the nation. This is not opinion, but fact, no matter how it is spun. Mr. Maher’s point that there are two Americas is well taken. We are not competitive when big cities give billions of dollars in incentives to attract good industries to their part of America. Companies like Amazon, which was offered over $3 billion in money to locate in New York, Amazon has an average salary of $150,000 per employee. Mr. Maher pointed out this is not right and only further divides this country. There should be a system that encourages this type of company to locate where they are truly needed. Out here in flyover land. I have rewatched Mr. Maher show three times to make sure that my opinions are accurate. Thank you very much.
(Obituary ~ 03/30/19)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Herman Andrew Uelsmann, 71, formerly of Oran, died March 29, 2019, at his home. Born July 20, 1947, in Illmo, son of the late Arthur and Cyrilla Klipfel Uelsmann, he was a retired accountant for Spartech Plastics in Cape Girardeau. He was also a retired Realtor with Century 21 Ashland Realty in Cape Girardeau. He was of the Catholic belief and served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran...