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SLU LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS/DO-GOODERS, NANCY PELOSI ON “30 ROCK”, OPRAH NETWORK

Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson’s sudden move – from politician representing southeastern Missourians to lobbyist representing her largest donor (the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association)gets a poke in the eye from the N.Y. Times columnist Gail Collins  (along with other GOP pols including ex-South Carolina governor Mark Sanford,  who may run against his ex-wife for an open Senate seat, and ex-Utah Senator Bob Bennett, who’s also just become a lobbyist). ..In only three states – Missouri, Maine and Washington – do women make up half the delegation in Congress. . .House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will make her debut on the finale of “30 Rock’”. ..St. Louis Symph music director David Robertson has inked a contract extending his duties through the 2015-2016 season – his ninth. . .After a disappointing start, Oprah Winfrey’s cable network is rebounding, according to NPR’s “Morning Edition.”  One reason for the uptick: the St. Louis-based reality show, “Welcome to Sweetie Pies,” featuring Robbie Montgomery, the former singer for Ike and Tina Turner.  The partnership has been beneficial to the restaurant too, which.has expanded beyond its Grove location to Florissant and Delmar Blvd. . .Kudos to the SLU Law School students from the “Stand Down for Homeless Veterans” program, whose photo appears in the January edition of The ABA Journal. . .Mark this Sunday at 4 p.m. at Yacovelli’s Restaurant for the swearing in and reception of Florissant’s new Police Chief Timothy Lowery. . .While your calendar is out, you might note that at 6:30 p.m. Thursday,there will be 13 amateur boxing bouts at Casa Loma to benefit the Police Athletic Assoc. . Steli Siteman’s Max & Louie Productions has booked two St. Louis premieres: “Mrs. Mannerly”, May 23-June 2 at COCA’s Black Box Theater; “The Lyons,” Aug. 22-Sept. 1 also at Black Box. . .Hollywood donors are getting ticket offers over email for receptions and VIP events for the President Obama launch of second term.  Total price per package:$229k. . .The Oscars in February will feature a James Bond 50th anniversary tribute. ..Adam Levine will host SNL on Jan. 26. . ..National Geographic is adapting Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing Kennedy” for a telepic. . .The “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson spent last night in Chicago to meet with lawmakers and then to Springfield as legislators look at legalizing same-sex marriage.

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