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Katie Hill Appointed As New Director Of The Cape Girardeau Public Library

The Cape Girardeau Public Library has a new director. Katie Hill will be stepping into the shoes of previous director Betty Martin, who retired in July after 20 years of service. Since her appointment on August 6, Hill says she’s been impressed with the programming and unique resources offered at the library, including ukulele checkout, mobile hotspot lending, cake pan checkout, and a recent online subscription for artist works. “It’s becoming more of a library of things, which I think is...

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All About Cape: A Bustling Mississippi

The Mississippi is bustling this month, with boats and barges passing by our community. Cape Girardeau and the river have both played a major role in the transportation of goods and people since before the town’s founding. Take part in a Cape tradition by welcoming the boats docking in town this month. On August 14, the paddlewheeler America will drop anchor here. Living up to its name, the America was built in the U.S. and proudly flies several American flags as it travels along the river....

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A concept familiar to those in business and finance is cropping up more often in college searches: ROI, or return on investment. No longer limited to investment banking, parents, students and educators across the nation are now wondering whether all degrees are created equal, especially in light of expensive college costs.

Discord Over Non-Disclosure Agreements

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Omarosa Manigault Newman, a reality television show star and former political aide, got the boot from the White House in December of 2017.

Over the course of her press tour promoting her book, Manigault Newman has made some astonishing claims. Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, has confirmed one of them. Speaking to ABC News last Sunday, she said senior administration officials had been asked to sign non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs. And on Monday, the president confirmed it, too.

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President Trump's campaign arm has filed a complaint with an arbitrator, accusing former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman of violating a 2016 confidentiality agreement with her tell-all book and publicity tour.

In her book, Unhinged, and the accompanying tour, Manigault Newman has been harshly critical of the president, calling Trump a racist and suggesting that he suffers from dementia.

In Paris, authorities are taking an unusual approach to combat the scourge of public urination: Make urination even more public.

The city is experimenting with completely exposed, eco-friendly urinals.

The devices are called "Uritrottoir," which combines the words for urinal and pavement. They're not at all subtle. They're bright red and in heavily trafficked areas — for example, directly next to the Seine near the Notre Dame Cathedral.

And if there's any confusion, a large white and red sign with a red arrow and a cartoon of a man peeing probably clears it up.

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The Cape Girardeau Public Library has a new director. Katie Hill will be stepping into the shoes of previous director Betty Martin, who retired in July after 20 years of service.

 

Since her appointment on August 6, Hill says she’s been impressed with the programming and unique resources offered at the library, including ukulele checkout, mobile hotspot lending, cake pan checkout, and a recent online subscription for artist works.

 

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In the grand pantheon of cafeteria misdeeds, few are more dastardly than the crime of stealing lunch money. And popular culture offers up no end of usual suspects, from vindictive older siblings to schoolyard bully.

But in New Canaan, Conn., the whodunit has taken a new twist. Police say two unusual culprits are to blame after two public schools mysteriously lost nearly $500,000 of lunch money in a five-year span — the cafeteria workers behind the register.

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Left Of The Dial #599 - A Stream Within A Stream

This week on Left of the Dial, KRCU’s independent music program, we hear the latest hook-filled offering from indie rock band Speedy Ortiz, new music from Stephen Malkmus that features Kim Gordon on vocals, and a recently unearthed performance of one of Prince’s most famous songs. We're also featuring the 25th anniversary reissue of Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville . There's much to unpack on that record and thankfully Phair is making the media rounds on this occasion, including this profile in...

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Journalist: Fear Is A 'Very Powerful Tool' In Trump's Approach To Immigration

The Pew Research Center estimates that there are about 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States — and that approximately two-thirds of them have been here for more than a decade. Journalist Frank Foer says that for many years, there was a tacit agreement among politicians of both parties that there would be a pathway to citizenship for many of the long-term undocumented immigrants. "They rooted themselves within our communities. ... They raise children who are U.S....

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