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JAZZ GREATS TO BE HONORED

The Don and Heide Wolff Jazz Institute at Harris-Stowe State U. will induct honorees from our town on Oct. 26 at the U’s Emerson Performance Center. Honorees: Don Cunningham; Marion Miller; Jeanne Trevor; Hugh “Peanuts” Whelan; Gene Lynn and Trio Tres Bien with Jeter Thompson.

NEW JOBS IN NORTHPARK

Global manufacturer SKF Business Unit, which designs, manufactures and
supplies automatic lube systems, will expand in NorthPark. The firm is
headquartered in our town, The expansion will cost $34.2 million and
will offer 73 new jobs.

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.

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