Thursday, December 16, 2004

Mike Jones is Everywhere!

Michael W. Jones, Exec Dir of the Greater St. Louis Regional Empowerment Zone Management Corporation, former deputy mayor for development and chief of staff for former Mayor Clarence Harmon, former lead convenor and then leading critic of Advance Saint Louis, and rumored soon-to-be executive assistant to County Exec Charlie Dooley ... is asking African-American UMSL alumni to contribute to the chapter scholarship fund. You can even give online.

Now, the question is...will his name show up here?

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Only In America

Quoth State Sen. Jon Dolan:

"She's a hottie, and she's a smarty," so Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey gets her name on the Welcome to Missouri signs...

I'm not sure what's worse: this, or the renaming of I-70 in St Louis City to "Mark McGwire Highway" sponsored by John Scott in 1999.

In 20 years, will anybody remember why?

Of course, the same could probably be said about the 1960s controversy over the Poplar Street Bridge naming. St. Louis City called it the Bernard F. Dickmann, East St. Louis called it the Adlai Stevenson.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Darlene on the SLPS

Here's what Comptroller Darlene Green has to say about the situation with the St. Louis Public Schools.

Curiously, it was dated November 23rd, but not emailed out until December 3rd.