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SEN. ROY BLUNT ON “MEET THE PRESS”

Sen. Roy Blunt on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” re fear of Ebola virus closing schools and shaping politics: “Now this health concern is more real than it would be if there wasn’t a sense that the government is just not being managed in a way that people would want it to be managed.”

ANHEUSER-BUSCH CORRECTION

Anheuser-Busch, which spends $575 million each year on advertising, took
the unusual step of releasing a statement concerning several erroneous
posts by online trade publications that named an agency awarded the
account. The statement: “When an agency is selected and retained, an
announcement will be made by Anheuser-Busch.”

ST. LOUIS ATTRACTS MORE THAN N.Y.C.

More college educated young adults are moving to St. Louis than New York
City these days, according to today’s New York Times. Our town ranks
11th in the U.S. in attracting this energetic age cohort.

“HOW MUNICIPALITIES IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY PROFIT FROM POVERTY”

That’s our town’s Jack Kirkland, WashU social work prof, in a Washington Post story, “How municipalities in St. Louis County, Mo., profit from poverty.” The  quote: “If you were tasked with designing a regional system of government guaranteed to produce racial conflict, anger, and resentment, you’d be hard pressed to do better than St. Louis County.”

FR. JOSEPH JIANG TO TRIAL

Archbishop Robert Carlson’s friend, Fr. Joseph Jiang, moves one step closer to trial tomorrow with a scheduled appearance at 9 a.m. in St. Louis city court. He’s accused of molesting a minor at the Cathedral parish on Lindell Blvd. Earlier, Jiang faced criminal charges of abusing a Lincoln County teen that were later dropped. But he still faces a civil case based on those alleged incidents, which reportedly took place at the family’s home and at the Cathedral.

CARDINAL BURKE’S CONFIRMATION OF REMOVAL

“At the request of many readers,” BuzzFeed News has posted on its website a full transcript of its interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke, in which he confirms his removal from the Catholic church’s highest court.

BITZ & PIECES

Like Edwin Pepper Interiors moving upstairs while a national lighting company takes the ground floor in the Brentwood Blvd. bldg.
Like Rev. Charles Burton of Unity Fellowship Church in Godfrey, IL at a Ferguson protest last week has gone viral. He’s seen laying down on the pavement inside a mock chalk outline of a shooting victim. Burton is prez of United Congregations of Metro East.
Like brave souls with EMT experience can apply as screeners at JFK airport for $19 an hour to check Ebola virus patients via a govt. agency.
Like Gannett, owner of KSDK, offering training for “Newsroom of the future: How to perform well when interviewing for one of the new jobs.”
Like the Cardinals and the K.C. Royals not playing in the World Series, but the K.C. Gaelic Football club was beaten by the St. Louis Gaelic Athletic Club in Columbia, MO. (24-17) as reported by that city’s Columbia Daily Trib.
Like the Detroit bailout is being called “GM – Government Motors.”

“GONE GIRL” GOES THROUGH THE ROOF

The movie, “Gone Girl,” partially shot in Cape Girardeau, is heading for a whopping $100 million in its third week of release.

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