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ROGERS HORNSBY, JESSE JAMES, BILL VEECK, GOLD AT $35 PER OUNCE

The Fox News channel debate on Thursday night in Iowa – sans Donald Trump – lured 12.5 million viewers dwarfing news networks CNN and MSNBC.
JANUARY 31:1874, the Jesse James gang robbed a train in Gads Hill, MO; 1927, NL president John Heydler ruled that Rogers Hornsby cannot hold stock in the St. Louis Cardinals and play for the Giants; 1928, Scotch tape was first marketed by the 3M Co.; 1934, President Roosevelt devalued the dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce; 1941, Joe Louis KO’ed Red Burman in 5 to become heavyweight boxing champ; 1950; President Truman approved the building of the hydrogen bomb; 1953, three teams retaliated at Bill Veeck forcing the St. Louis Browns to play afternoon games to avoid sharing TV revenues.

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CLINTON/SANDERS

Gov. Jay Nixon told The New York Times that a Sanders nomination would be “a meltdown all the way down the ballot.” Sen. Claire McCaskill said Sanders would make it “impossible for Democrats in a state like Missouri.”

ON THIS DAY IN. ..

2000, Super Bowl XXXIV, the St. Louis Rams beat the Tennessee Titans in the Georgia Dome. 1965, the state funeral of Winston Churchill. 1953, Elvis Presley recorded “Blue Suede Shoes.” 1933, Adolph Hitler named German chancellor.

THE NEW YORK TIMES HAS ENDORSED FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON FOR DEMO NOMINATION; OHIO GOV. JOHN KASICH FOR GOP NOMINATION

CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE BLAMES WOMEN FOR CHURCH’S PROBLEMS

According to the Cardinal, since the 1960s, women have “feminized” the
church and have discouraged “manly” men from participating in clerical
life. The 66 year-old firebrand conservative, formerly of our town,
pointed to the introduction of altar girls as an example. He told
IrishCentral that serving mass is a “manly” job and argued that the
participation of women and girls in the church’s daily life has had a
chilling effect that has led to the drop in morale and priestly vocations.

THOMAS SCHWEICH ACCORDING TO ROLLING STONE

Rolling Stone scribe Andy Kroll is developing a one-year-later story on the suicide of Mo. State Auditor Tom Schweich. Schweich, 54, was once a partner in the law firm Bryan Cave. His self-inflicted gun shot raised a few theories in and around our town. Subsequently, Schweich’s office spokesman, Robert “Spence” Jackson, 44, was found dead of apparent suicide by gun-shot.
WOMEN’S WEAR DISTRACTING LAWMAKERS? One lawmaker has called for “a good, modest and conservative dress code for women and men.” Mo. Rep. Stacey Newman: “To have that emphasis put back on what women are wearing is diminishing our contributions”. . .On high levels of pollution in the long-polluted Flint, Michigan River: “This could have been nipped in the bud before last summer” – Daniel Giammar, WashU environmental engineer. . .Charity Navigator: The Wounded Warrior project spends 60 percent of donations on veterans ($180 million) out of $300 million. The rest goes for lavish catered parties, 5-star vacation resorts, conferences and meetings. . .President Barrack Obama nominated for a member of the Supreme Court? That’s Hillary Clinton’s thought. . .Consumer alert: pickle juice and cheese brine are perfect for snow-melting.
INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY, JAN. 26
This day in 1945: the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland by the Russian Army, where 6 million Jews and 5 million non-Jews were murdered by the Third Reich.
 

ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY TO CARNEGIE HALL

The St. Louis Symphony and Chorus will return to NYC’s Carnegie Hall at 7:30 p.m., March 3. Under the baton of David Robertson, they will perform John Adams’ “Gospel According to the Other Mary.”

FALWELL ENDORSES TRUMP

Don’t you get a little tired of seeing and hearing Donald Trump? The last refuge of a sore candidate is character assassination. Think he’d vote for gas chambers? Okay, here we go. “Ted Cruz looks like a jerk,” says the Trump. And now, Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell, Jr. has endorsed Trump.

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