The City of St. Louis sends fifty or so plow trucks out before, during, and after winter storms to clear major streets, commercial districts, hospitals, fire houses, transit stops, well-traveled dangerous spots, and - in later passes – secondary streets. They do not generally plow residential and tertiary roads – as you know, if you live on one. Unless there is a particularly hazardous condition or an extended streak of cold, we let the... Read More
Posted: December 06, 2013 | Permalink
Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
Just months after his release from a South African prison in 1990 after 27 years of confinement, Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, took a tour of the United States. It included a visit to Detroit.
There's a famous and deeply moving photograph taken at the Detroit airport soon after the couple had disembarked from their plane. Mandela is shown embracing an older woman, a former seamstress. Her... Read More
Posted: December 05, 2013 | Permalink
Boeing is asking for proposals for a new home to build its 777x passenger aircraft. This is a huge opportunity to create construction jobs building the new facilities, thousands of good manufacturing jobs, chances for small businesses to supply Boeing, solidify Boeing's presence in St. Louis, and generate new tax revenues for state and local governments.
Missouri is bidding on the entire operation. But, it could get a portion of it. Depending... Read More
Posted: December 04, 2013 | Permalink