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Speakout 6/3

Thursday, June 3, 2004

I don't know who Verlin Hopper is but I read their letter. That person certainly has their head screwed on right. They want to know things everybody else wants to know. When the girl who was with Kennedy drowned, it was told that she was pregnant. There are a lot of questions that need to be answered by the Democrats. Whitewater was a crying shame. Everybody knows Bill and Hillary Clinton were the ring leaders in it but they were smart enough not to sign anything and those who signed were the ones who got caught.

To the person who wanted to know about the diagnoses of flu-like symptoms. It sounds like fibromyalgia to me. My husband has that and your symptoms sound exactly like what he has.

I am on a fixed income and need some work done on my house and shed. If there are any organizations out there who help seniors, I would like to know, or if there is someone who works for seniors at a decent and affordable price, please leave your phone number or organization in SpeakOut and I will contact you.

I just read where part of the Carnahan clan got $905,000 for the plane crash. This was a tragedy, but guess what? Accidents happen. Just because you have the bad fortune of a tragedy doesn't mean you have to sue someone, especially if you're doing it on behalf of the deceased. Guess what? They're still dead. The people doing this just hurts manufacturers and their employees. They've got to be doing this for greed unless of course they're donating all the money to charities. I don't know, but I'm betting against that. People are suing for the untimely death of someone. Other than suicide, what deaths aren't untimely? When I die it's not because I wanted it to be time. People sue for anything. If a deer runs across the road and I hit it and die, can my family sue a herd of deer for my untimely death? If I get cancer, can I sue my mom and dad for passing me a cancer gene? Accidents happen. That shouldn't mean you win the lottery. If lawyers worked morally instead of financially, the world would be in better shape.

I would like to say a bit on all the illegal gambling machines that are in 90 percent of the bars and 50 percent of businesses in every community in Southeast Missouri. If they are illegal, why are they allowed to have them? I hear that the owners just aren't allowed to pay out on these machines. That's like saying you can have crack or meth, just don't use or sell it. Give me a break. Who in the world would play them if there were no payouts? For some reason, this is a hush, hush issue for the community. One of two things need to happen. Make them legal and taxable or these people need to be held accountable for breaking the law. There are a lot of businesses in Sikeston making some tax free, illegal, easy money.