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NEIL DIAMOND IN OUR TOWN

Pop, rock artist/composer Neil Diamond (“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “America”) will bring his anniversary tour on April 12 to Scottrade.

TOM BRADY

I have the feeling that 50 years from now some savage satirist in the mold of Evelyn Waugh will write a screaming novel about the greatest quarterback in history delivering impossible wins. That might be Tom Brady of the New England Pats who fought to the end on 2/5/17 with no retirement in sight. The book would also reveal locker room chatter about the Atlanta Falcons’ heart-breaker and the Pats’ victory that lured 113.7 million television viewers – second largest television audience of a Super Bowl. Turn the page.

PRESIDENT TRUMP & CABLE NEWS NETWORKS

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP is an avid viewer of cable television news shows causing those networks to hike advertising rates on the programs he sees. Ads on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” raised by two-fold; prime time rates for commercials on Fox News have been hiked by 50 percent. There are outside groups racing to influence Trump’s decision making, Politico reports.

HERBIE’S IN CLAYTON

HERBIE’S IN CLAYTON on Thursday evening lived up to the mystique of its former self in the CWE with a lot of extra YUM! Superb food with a Central Casting crowd that included Jackie and Giovanni “Dominic” Galati, who own Dominic’s in Clayton and on The Hill were on hand. The menu has a few staples such as its version of French onion soup, BEEF WELLINGTON and vends incomparable DOVER SOLE. Our server, “MADDY,” seemed to have had knowledge of everything on the menu. In fact, all the servers seemed to be a show and part of the choreography. The bar room was five-deep with live music. Owner Aaron Teitelbaum has truly struck gold!!

SHE SENT AN EMAIL: “if you don’t receive this, let me know.”

 

EX-BANKER SHAUN HAYES AND MICHAEL LITZ HAVE BEEN HIT WITH NEW CRIMINAL CHARGES BY FEDERAL PROSECUTORS HERE

Last April they were originally charged with bank fraud stemming from
the Excel Bank in Sedalia, MO.

SOCCER STADIUM, MACY’S, ANDREW PUZDER, MICHAEL KAHN

MACY’S HAS RECEIVED a takeover glance from Canadian-based Hudson’s Bay Co., owner of Saks. . .St. Louis market prez of Simmons Bank, Gary Liebig, has clocked out. . .If passed by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is expected today to sign bills for increased tax revenue spending for a multi-use stadium. . .Our town’s Andrew Puzder’s confirmation hearing might be in trouble. The hearing re. nomination for secretary of labor has been postponed four times while he tries to divest from the company he leads. Meanwhile, still unsealed are documents including his and former wife Lisa Fierstein’s divorce in which she alleged physical abuse. Hometown barrister Michael Kahn is involved in the matter.

UNITEDHEALTHCARE

Robin Matthews, 52, of our town pled guilty to submitting 229 fraudulent credit card applications in the names of others and forged the name of an employee of the Federal Pretrial Office. Matthews worked for UnitedHealthCare when she accessed the records of 75 people, living and dead. Sentencing is set for May.

TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE

The U.S. Dept of Treasury has just amended former Prez Obama’s slate of Russian sanctions to allow U.S. technology companies to export products to Russia.

MOTHER RUSSIA might be interested to know that T-Mobile carrier performed notably better than its biggest competitors for customer support and value, according to Consumer Reports. Smaller providers Consumer Cellular and Ting earned the highest scores in the annual survey. Also, Verizon and XO Communications are now twogether.

SMALL WEDDING CEREMONY IN ST. CHARLES: Just the bride, groom and an obstetrician.

HILTON ST. LOUIS FRONTENAC & SURROUNDING STRUCTURES SOLD

The hotel and the entire package of buildings on South Lindbergh Boulevard and Clayton Road, created by the late Sol Brodsky and managed by the late Don Breckenridge, have been sold to an entity not yet identified. More than half of the terminated employees from businesses were seen ankling buildings.

ENTERTAINMENT:  Pop star BEYONCE and her husband, Jay Z, have announced that she is pregnant. . .Elton John is prepping for a new movie based upon the 2006 hit, “The Devil Wears Prada”. . .”Antiques Roadshow,” the popular Nine Network series, is coming to town to appraise items for a three half-hour spin in 2018.

CELL PHONE COMPANY TracFone will pay some of the $10.3 million in a settlement to St. Louis County over a case that claimed the company failed to pay required taxes.

JOE BUCK IN NEW YORK TIMES

“JOE BUCK KNOWS WHY YOU HATE HIM” is the headlined feature by Ana Marie Cox in today’s issue of The New York Times. Said our town’s Buck, “I get more frustrated than I get hurt by it,” he commented. “I’m just the guy in the suit telling you your team lost.” His next big opportunity to do that is Sunday’s Super Bowl since he  continues to announce play-by-play for Fox Sports’ NFL and MLB coverage.


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