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GEORGE CLOONEY, MIKE MATHENEY, HONG KONG PROTESTS

Hong Kong protests, Ferguson protests, the war against ISIS, Pentagon’s secret drones, Mitt Romney mulling over presidential run in 2016, eBay spinning off PayPal cutting eBay in half and George Clooney’s Venice wedding – all the “news fit to print.” Then there’s the Cardinals – National League Central-winners – who will renew their rivalry with the Dodgers come Friday in L.A., which may dwarf all the news. Cheers for the Red Birds, postseason regulars since the turn of the century. and to manager Mike Matheney, who’s followed Tony LaRussa’s steps.

CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE OUT OF THE VATICAN

A close associate of Cardinal Raymond Burke told Breitbart News that rumors of Burke’s departure from the Vatican are true. Burke has been head of the Apostolic Signura and will soon be demoted. He will become chaplain to the Knights of Malta.

CHIROPRACTOR PLEADS GUILTY

Florissant chiropractor Malik Muhammed pled guilty before Fed. Dist. Judge John Ross for three false statements to auto insurance companies and providing medical services to patients while his clinic was closed.

ANDY BENES’ TRUE CONFESSION

Retired Cardinals right-hand pitcher, Andy Benes, confided to an audience at Cape Girardeau’s St. Andrew Lutheran Church that he wasn’t a good dad or husband to Jennifer after his career was over. He said he had struggled with alcohol and gambling.

FERGUSON UNREST

The unrest in Ferguson has emphasized how much local elections can matter. It has prompted a push on mostly black cities with mostly white city halls for increased black voter participation, says The New York Times

ObamaCare

ObamaCare gets an “F” in its first year. The best thing that can be said
is that it’s not as bad as predicted. But, not even close to what we
were promised.

WYNTON MARSALIS HERE

Wynton Marsalis will open the Harold & Dorothy Steward Jazz Center on Thursday. Formerly Jazz at the Bistro, the center has undergone a $10 million rehab. If you came in late, our town has birthed jazz greats Miles Davis and Clark Terry.

FERGUSON PINPOINTS OBAMA SPEECH, MAYOR FRANCIS SLAY & JENNIFER FLORIDA

Next Friday at 5 p.m.: Mayor Francis Slay hosts a fundraiser for Jennifer Florida as recorder of deeds at the cool Rooster on South Grand. Tix are $250-$2,500. . . Rev. David Gerth is unimpressed with Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson’s belated mea culpa. “Apologies are appropriate once harm has stopped. But in and around Ferguson, protesters are still pointing out on-going discrimination against people of color and people without means,” says Gerth of Metropolitan Congregations United. “Now is not the time to pivot to ‘forgiveness.’ Now is the time to stay focused on stopping and remedying injustice”. . .Another sign of the plight of newspapers: some are now cutting contributions to 401(k). . .President Obama before the Congregational Black Caucus
Foundation Dinner: “Ferguson has caused a widespread mistrust of law enforcement”. . . Flying down to Rio for the 2016 Olympics? More than 3.8 million tickets at $30 each; cheapest ticket – $20.

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