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TWITTER THWARTS TERRORISTS’ TWEETS

Bad news for Republic, the owner of the radioactive waste dump in Bridgeton where an underground fire rages. A U.S. Court of Appeals recently ordered the EPA to finish new regulations that require polluting companies to post financial assurance up front for the costs of cleaning up hazardous materials. (Across the U.S., many firms have just declared bankruptcy to prevent having to pay the price for the pollutants.)
FORMER ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROF Larry Stukenholtz has passed away. He was suspended in 2007 after SNAP had disclosed he’d been sued for child sex crimes at a Catholic school in Orange County, CA.
TWITTER IS THWARTING TERRORISTS’ TWEETS by having suspended 125,000 Twitter accounts associated with extremism. Currently, there are 320 million monthly active Twitter users.
ON THIS DAY IN
1820, The first organized emigration of blacks back to Africa took place (New York to Sierra Leone); 1926, St. Louis Browns acquired catcher Wally Schlang from the Yankees; 1974, the U.S. House of Reps began determining grounds for President Nixon’s impeachment; 1990, Brett Hull became the first son of NHL 50 goal scorer Bobby Hull to score 50; 1997, O.J. Simpson found liable in the murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Simpson.

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U OF M SYSTEM TO GET A STATE AUDIT

State Auditor Nicole Galloway is poised to swoop down on the University of Missouri System’s spending and policies that impact student tuitions and how decisions impact tuition.

HSBC SETTLEMENT

Missouri and 48 others states have settled with mortgage lender and
servicer HSBC with payments for 2,600 borrowers who lost their homes to
foreclosures.

MEGYN KELLY TOME

Fox News host Megyn Kelly has signed with HarperCollins to publish her tell-all-tome this fall. Kelly is capitalizing on her high profile since tangling with Donald Trump during the Republican presidential primary season.

SINQUEFIELD’S DONATION TO U OF M

Our town’s Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield have dropped $2 million to the University of Missouri New Music Initiative through 2019.

YVONNE CHOUTEAU RIP

Celebrated ballerina Yvonne Chouteau has died at 86. A former member of the iconic Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Chouteau was a direct descendent of Major Jean Pierre Chouteau (1758-1849), one of the first settlers in St. Louis. He pioneered steamboats on the Missouri River and headed a fur trading post.

ROGERS HORNSBY, JESSE JAMES, BILL VEECK, GOLD AT $35 PER OUNCE

The Fox News channel debate on Thursday night in Iowa – sans Donald Trump – lured 12.5 million viewers dwarfing news networks CNN and MSNBC.
JANUARY 31:1874, the Jesse James gang robbed a train in Gads Hill, MO; 1927, NL president John Heydler ruled that Rogers Hornsby cannot hold stock in the St. Louis Cardinals and play for the Giants; 1928, Scotch tape was first marketed by the 3M Co.; 1934, President Roosevelt devalued the dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce; 1941, Joe Louis KO’ed Red Burman in 5 to become heavyweight boxing champ; 1950; President Truman approved the building of the hydrogen bomb; 1953, three teams retaliated at Bill Veeck forcing the St. Louis Browns to play afternoon games to avoid sharing TV revenues.

CLINTON/SANDERS

Gov. Jay Nixon told The New York Times that a Sanders nomination would be “a meltdown all the way down the ballot.” Sen. Claire McCaskill said Sanders would make it “impossible for Democrats in a state like Missouri.”

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