SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL TAKES AIM AT EDITORIAL, EMERSON’S GIFT TO HARRIS-STOWE, TOP 10 RELIGION STORIES
“Something had definitely gone wrong.” In a new interview on a blog called The Radical Catholic, that’s how Cardinal Raymond Burke, formerly of our town, described the reforms of Vatican II. He deplored modernization of church rituals, twice using the word “violent” to describe them. And Burke called a report by Pope Francis’ Synod on the Family “a cause for very serious reform” while also worrying that “Muslim life is taking over in countries which were formerly Christian.
Mitt Romney has become the acid reflux candidate. . .He just keeps coming up“, opines scribe Roger Simon. Simon continues, “Who are going to hire ex-Romney staffers in 2016 except Romney?. . .Having Romney 2012 is like having Hoover 1932 on your resume. . .History is not on Romney’s side.”
A cost-conscious St. Louis taxpayer wonders why, in a state known for “fiscal restraint,” the Missouri Conservation Dept. advertises its website on the giant scoreboard at Mizzou home basketball games.
Groundbreaking at 11 a.m., tomorrow for the multimillion-dollar expansion of Boeing’s future home of 777X work at Boeing Defense, Space & Security at the intersection of Airport Road and J.S. McDonnell Blvd. It marks the first time Boeing has brought commercial aircraft work to our town.
Colleges recruit imaginary students via a cascade of marketing mail.
Higher-learning schools such as Duke and the U.S. Air Academy have
chased lowest admission rates to help them climb the exclusive ladder of
colleges and paying as much as $2,400 per new student to reach potential
applications. WashU has also invited applicants “based on your academic
and achievement scores.” So the cascade of mailings continues. .
.Researchers at Mizzou School of Med: Alcohol interferes with the
brain’s built-in system for regulating a person’s need to sleep. . .What
a great way to encourage fans attending Rams games. On Dec. 11, downtown
meter-maids issued a plethora of parking enforcement citations. . .In
honor of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’s 50th anniversary, the U.S.
Postal Service is issuing 500 million stamps to honor Rudy. . .National
Retail Fed.: Sales for November climbed 3.2 percent over November, 2013.