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Republican Voters’ Choices

No one seems to be really happy with this year’s field of Republican candidates for that party’s presidential nomination – except perhaps the Democrats. The sudden rise, and equally sudden fall, of a succession of Republican front-runners is just one sign of the dissatisfaction of the Republican voters with this field of candidates. In this, as in many other aspects of life, we can only make our choice among the options actually available. So Republican voters who want to be realistic need to understand that they are going to end up with qualms and nagging doubts about whomever they pick this time. Not all voters want to be realistic, of course. Some voters, whether Democrats, Republicans or independents, treat elections as occasions to vent their emotions, rather than as a process to pick someone into whose hands to place the fate of the nation. People who think this way tend to vote for someone they just happen to like, whether for personal or ideological reasons, and regardless of whether that candidate has any realistic chance of being elected. The surprising support in the polls for Congressman Ron Paul seems to be of this sort. But does anyone seriously want to put the fate of this nation in the hands of a man who can casually brush aside the danger of nuclear weapons in the hands of Iran, the world’s leading sponsor of international terrorism? Barring some astonishing surprise, the contest for the Republican nomination for president boils down to Mitt Romney versus Newt Gingrich. It is doubtful whether either of them is anyone’s idea of an ideal candidate or a model of consistency. The fact that each of the short-lived frontrunners in the Republican field gained that position by presenting themselves as staunch conservatives suggests that Republican voters may have been trying to avoid having to accept Mitt Romney, whose record as governor of Massachusetts produced nothing that would be regarded as a serious conservative achievement. Romney’s own talking point that he has been a successful businessman is no reason to put him into a political office, however much it may be a reason for him to become a successful businessman again. Perhaps the strongest reason for some

voters to support Governor Romney is that the smart money says he is more “electable” than the other candidates in general and Newt Gingrich in particular. But there was a time when even some conservative smart money types were saying that Ronald Reagan was too old to run for president, and that he should step aside for someone younger. Washington Post Editor Meg Greenfield said that the people in the Carter White House were “ecstatic” when the Republicans nominated Reagan, because they were convinced that they could clobber him. Today, it is said that the Obama administration fears Romney, but would relish the opportunity to clobber Gingrich because of his “baggage.” CNN has already started digging into Gingrich’s most recent divorce. Much depends on whether you think the voting public is going to be more interested in Newt Gingrich’s personal past than in the country’s future. Most of the things for which Gingrich has been criticized are things he did either in his personal life or when he was out of office. But, if we are serious, we are more concerned with his ability to perform when in office. Even some of those who believe that Gingrich would devastate Obama in headto-head debates on substantive issues nevertheless claim that all Obama has to do is come back with questions about Newt’s work for failed mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac. But, even at the personal, point-scoring level, Barack Obama can open up a can of worms by going that route, since Freddie Mac at least never planted bombs in public places, like some of Obama’s political allies. There are no guarantees, no matter whom the Republicans vote for in the primaries. Why not vote for the candidate who has shown the best track record of accomplishments, both in office and in the debates? That is Newt Gingrich. With all his shortcomings, his record shows that he knows how to get the job done in Washington.

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letters to the editor Apology to Lafayette band parents, widening Hwy. 109

to the manager. She was very polite and understanding; an employee promptly positioned the flag to half-staff. On my trip To the Editor: east on Manchester Road, I observed a flag I offer my apology to anyone who was at full-staff at the PNC Bank just west of offended when I stepped up to the micro- Holloway Road, and the huge flagpole on phone prior to the Lafayette band concert the hill behind the Ballwin/West County on Dec. 8 and passionately discussed the EMS just east of Holloway Road. A teleproposed Hwy. 109 expansion project. phone call to the city of Ballwin revealed There were no others involved in this that this flagpole is operated by ATT. action, and I would not have done this had While this is not my job, the approach of I realized that any attendee or the Lafayette Pearl Harbor Day was very well covered High School would find my actions offen- in the news media, and I do not understand sive. The Lafayette bands have many great how people would not have known. And instructors, students and parents involved yes, my flagpole was at half-staff. in their program. John Klay Most of you have heard about the plans Ballwin for a Hwy. 109 construction project between Clayton Road and Hwy. 100. There is no End of a mistake question that twice a day, during morning To the Editor: and evening rush hours, traffic backs up Nov. 11, 1918. Aug. 14, 1945. Dec. 20, in these areas. Also, drivers coming out 2011. At least some would know that the of Pond Grover Loop and Lafayette trails first two dates marked the end of World have difficulty entering 109 safely. War I and World War II. Parades in virtuHowever, what citizens of Wildwood ally every large city and small town celshould ask about the proposed construc- ebrated our national pride and the return of tion is how they arrived at the two-lane our troops. roundabout/ four-lane road solution. What So where are the parades (marking) the other options were considered? Did they end to the Iraqi War, to celebrate victory consider a sensor stoplight at Pond Grover and to acknowledge the accomplishments Loop? Why four lanes versus two lanes? of our troops? Where are the two-inch high Does the Missouri Department of Trans- headlines in our newspapers trumpeting portation (MoDOT) have plans to expand victory? this widening of 109 from I-44 to WildAfter nine years, 1.5 million participating horse Creek or beyond? How will the four service members and approximately 4,500 proposed lanes be integrated/merged into killed, the U.S. simply turned out the lights the two lanes on both ends of the construc- and sneaked out of Iraq. Even bravadotion (the bridge over Hwys. 100 and 109 prone politicians gave little acknowledgenorth of Clayton)? None of these questions ment to the end of our nation’s longest war. are addressed on MoDOTs “fact sheet” for And like Vietnam, another mistake comes the 109 project. to an inglorious end. Why? It is difficult to deny that Hwy. 109 can Perhaps now we’ll finally acknowledge be improved; the only question is if the that from the beginning, this effort was proposed solution is the best answer. As destined to fail. citizens of Wildwood, we should ask these The rationale for going to war was faulty, and other questions. If we don’t, who perhaps even fabricated. In the view of will? many in the international community, Angela Rapp Saddam Hussein was at least a tolerated Wildwood tyrant – not unlike a dozen other dictators still in power. Creating an Iraqi democracy was self-delusional. Our failure will Remembering Pearl Harbor again be highlighted when the now shaky, To the Editor: factional, dis-unified and minimally-funcYesterday was the 70th anniversary of tioning Iraqi government can’t maintain Dec. 7, 1941, the attack on Pearl Harbor. its own national security as exampled by Government and other organizations vol- growing insurrection. untarily lower their flags to half-staff to How will the U.S. government react? honor the thousands who lost their lives Are we prepared to give it another try? Is that day. I was very disappointed that in the world better off now than it was before? just a one-mile stretch of Manchester Road, Only history will tell. I observed three flags at full-staff. One, a Joseph M. Gravish restaurant in Ellisville, I entered and talked Wildwood

To the Editor: The significant final days of 2011 are falling behind us, and the boots are departing the ground in Iraq, leaving behind them a battalion of the dead. The flags flew and the bands played, but on the faces of those leaving was an un-erasable sadness as they knew that behind their backs they leave an ancient country but little changed by the blood of that lost battalion. But the American military did not die in vain. From the youngest recruit to the Joint Chief of Staff, they followed their orders as they were sworn to do. Their political leaders led them into a war where weapons of mass destruction were thought to menace our cities and terrorist organizations were thought to be nurtured. The military won the conventional war in a matter of weeks but then found themselves in the role of “occupying enemy forces” instead of “liberators.” Still they carried on because they were commanded by a government elected by the people, and in so doing set an example of service and commitment to duty unsurpassed in history. To the east in Afghanistan, their comrades are fighting the war against the true enemy of America – the Taliban and Al-Qaeda combination. Osama bin Laden launched his attacks from there, and the mullahs who had hijacked the Muslim religion promised the rewards of Allah to those who died killing the unbelievers. In its bloody history that land had seen the conquerors kill masses of people in an attempt to bring their leaders to defeat. By contrast, the American military responded to the attacks of the militants with restraint and under the concept of human rights, which is the hallmark of the American people. Tragically, the people of these regions have no concept of human rights, and it may be another century or two before a common people who understand and therefore can support the American way of life has evolved in Iraq and Afghanistan. The politicians spoke of “nation building,” but the military had to deal with history as it has always been in those lands. To the politicians falls the onus of the gross misjudgments and the heartbreaking casualty reports; to the military goes the honor of proving the greatness of the United States of America. They did not die in vain! Eugene K. Arnold Chesterfield

Double standard?

To the Editor: Could someone tell me when the United

States changed from a republic to a monarchy? President Obama pushed through an edict that states that government workers should cut down on travel that is not essential, but the first lady has decided at least three times that she can’t wait for the president to get to her vacation spot. Two times she and (her) entourage have gone to Hawaii, at an additional cost to the U.S. taxpayers of at least $100,000 per trip. She also couldn’t wait four hours for the president to get to Martha’s Vineyard. She reportedly said, “Let them eat lobster!” Okay, so I made that up. I have never in my 59 years seen a politician, much less a president, so disconnected with what the citizens are dealing with, and a great deal of the hardship (is) being caused by him. Enjoy your vacation, Mr. President (and Michelle). You only have a couple more on the taxpayers’ dime. Claude Kurtz Manchester

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To the Editor: I am writing to express my frustration and exasperation toward our elected legislator and their staffs. Our state and federal legislators in both Jefferson City and Washington, D.C., have aides and staff members who are supposed to help resolve our issues and concerns. It has been my direct personal experience that these staffers are not polite, professional or positive. I have found many of these aides to be smug, hubristically arrogant, dismissive and condescending, and even hostile as well as combative. Don’t our hard-earned tax dollars pay for computers, telephones, office space and staffers’ salaries? … I wish to encourage all readers and staff of this publication to contact their elected legislators by mail, phone or email; perhaps Mo. State Representative Cole McNary, State Senator Jane Cunningham, Missouri’s U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (and) Claire McCaskill, or U.S. Congressman W. Todd Akin. Attempt to communicate with them and/ or their respective staffs about any issues that may be a concern of yours. A government of the people, for the people, by the people. Yes, I am confident I’ve read that somewhere before. Mark R. Bierman Chesterfield


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Not singing the Blues Since the winning of the World Series in the most unbelievable fashion by the Cardinals, St. Louis sports fans have had little to cheer about at the professional level. Bad news for the sports fan has been ongoing. Tony LaRussa rained on the parade announcing his retirement just one day after. Albert (It’s Not About the Money) Pujols left after being romanced in a 30-minute phone conversation with the Anaheim Angels’ owner. The Rams – a team that lost almost every game, could not provide a product worth watching, could not protect their $50 million quarterback and made us wonder when professional football would return to St. Louis – fired their coach and general manager after a dismal season. But, St. Louis sports fans, there is one team selling out, getting good television ratings and providing an exciting and winning product. The St. Louis Blues, those heartbreakers of hockey, the Stanley Cup winner wannabes of more than 45 years, finally have the makings of a winner. Now led by Ken Hitchcock – a crusty veteran and demanding coach, and managed by Doug Armstrong – a GM with an eye for talent and the nerve to pull the trig-

ger on a deal, the Blues are poised to make a run at the toughest trophy to win in sports. It’s been a long, long, time coming. But, now with what seems to be the right mix of experienced, hard-nosed veterans and skilled young players coupled with fantastic goaltending, the Blues are legitimate contenders. This is a character team, actually comprised of a cast of hard working men playing 60 minutes every night with the skill, grit and determination needed to win in the demanding National Hockey League. This team can do it all and finally has the depth needed to compete in a St. Louis Blues Jason Arnott upends Edmonton Oilers Ryan Jones in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. league where injuries are Louis on January 5, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt always a factor. St. Louis Blues have both. among St. Louis sports fans. Seems like They show up to play every night and If you haven’t paid much attention to the many fans have trashed their Pujols jersey make almost every game close and inter- Blues, you should. for a Perron or Oshie or Stewart Blues esting. They are at long last legit. And all of a jersey. Hockey is the one sport where, as the old sudden around town and around the water So, sports fans, there is some good news. saying goes, “will can beat skill,” and the cooler, they are a topic of conversation We’ve got the Blues.

Moving on up Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan, a native of Ballwin, will become a cardinal on Feb. 18. Dolan, who is among 22 new cardinals named by Pope Benedict XVI, said in a statement: “Yes, I am honored, humbled, and grateful, … but let’s be frank. This is not about Timothy Dolan; this is an honor from the Holy Father to the Archdiocese of New York and to all our cherished friends and neighbors who call this great community home.” Dolan attended Holy Infant School in Ballwin from 1956-1964 and was ordained a priest in 1976. In 2009, Dolan he was named Archbishop of New York after serving since 2002 as Archbishop of Milwaukee. Dolan is the eighth Archbishop of New York to be named a Cardinal.

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Connection complete Chesterfield city officials recently celebrated the completion of the Lydia Hill Drive extension project. The roadway, which formerly ended near the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center just west of Chesterfield Chesterfield Mayor Bruce Gieger (holding scissors) is joined Mall, now connects by members of the Chesterfield City Council, city staff and Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce representatives for the with August Hill Drive official opening of the Lydia Hill extension. and ends at Baxter Road, thereby connecting Chesterfield Parkway to Baxter Road. Chesterfield Mayor Bruce Geiger said the connector road in the center part of the city will be a great asset to residents who live in the Baxter Road area and points west of there, as it will connect them to Chesterfield’s urban core. “The road was a vision of Louis Sachs and part of the overall plan for Chesterfield Village, and we are happy to see it completed,” Geiger said. Sachs, a longtime Chesterfield real estate developer and philanthropist, died in May of last year at the age of 83. Jeff Paskiewicz, civil engineer with the city of Chesterfield, managed the $1.56 million extension project, which was constructed by Kuesel Excavating Co. of O’Fallon, Mo., and was completed on time and under budget.

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Carbon monoxide emergency At about 3 a.m. on Dec. 17, all was quiet at a home in the Monarch Fire Protection District until the beeping of a carbon monoxide detector shattered the calm. Instead of being a false alarm, the call that brought Monarch firefighters to the scene turned out to be the real thing. A check revealed 40 parts per million of carbon monoxide inside the home. According to Roger Herin, Monarch fire marshal, that level of exposure can produce headaches, sore eyes and a runny nose. Over a longer period or at higher levels, the colorless, odorless gas can be much more dangerous and even fatal. Herin said an inspection of the home’s heating equipment revealed a “downdrafting condition” in the flue, causing the gas from combustion to back up into the house. “Had it continued, it would have built up significantly and in a short amount of time,” Herin said. “Clearly, at 3 a.m., without the carbon monoxide alarm sounding, the occupants would not have awakened from sleep to know there was a problem and possibly may not have awakened at all.” Herin urged anyone without a work-

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House and Senate redistricting draws criticism from legislators By JIM ERICKSON Many West County residents are in for a surprise when the 2012 election cycle gets underway. Some will find the state House of Representatives district in which they live no longer is what it now is. Others will discover the same holds true for their state Senate district, and there will be those who learn that both situations apply. It all is the result of recently completed redistricting based on the 2010 census. State law requires that boundaries for state House and Senate districts be redrawn to reflect population shifts. And while few dispute the necessity and value of examining and changing those lines so districts have approximately the same population, the new boundaries announced late in November are drawing considerable criticism. Some current office holders complain the new boundaries have created numerous districts that now have more than one incumbent and others where there are no incumbents. “The redistricting plan could just as well be called the incumbent destruction plan,” said Rep. Tim Jones (R-Eureka), the house majority leader and chairman of the House GOP campaign committee. “The judges declared war on the legislative branch,” Sen. Jane Cunningham (R-Chesterfield) said. “To draw so many incumbents into the same districts within a stone’s throw of their present area, or form a new empty district, had to be purposeful. It was also bipartisan, affecting both Republicans and Democrats.” House District 88 Rep. Andrew Koenig (R-Winchester) agreed. “My view … is that the judges are declaring bipartisan war on the legislature,” Koenig said. “They placed over 50 incumbents in with each other, and this was intentional. Looking at the district I was drawn into, all three of us (Reps. Sue Allen, Don Gosen and Koenig) were one block away from another district with two of these districts not having an incumbent in them.” In other instances, critics say district lines appear to give little or no regard to city boundaries, communities of interest and traditional dividing lines such as major roadways. Rep. Don Gosen (R-Chesterfield) cited as an example his hometown. With the new district lines, the city now is part of six House districts. “The fact that the redistricting doesn’t appear to favor any particular party is appropriate,” Gosen said, but I think the judges could have done a better overall job of taking into account demographics and community lines and still have met their constitutional responsibility. Chesterfield now will be represented by six different legislators, and it may seem great to have that many. But keep in mind that some 25 other communities will be sharing that representation.” The problem of multiple incumbents in a district is eased somewhat by election provisions saying an incumbent can run in 2012 for any of the seats in the county where he/she lives. If elected in a new district and wanting to run again in 2014, the person must move into that area in time to meet the standard residency requirement in the latter election. Jones said most of the multiple incumbent problems have been resolved but that the situation is “chaotic” and the new district lines are “bizarre.” He and other critics are directing their reaction to the plan drawn up by a panel of six appellate judges. The Missouri Constitution gives the redistricting task to two

bi-partisan commissions – one for the Senate and one for the House. The two groups were appointed last March by Gov. Jay Nixon based on nominations from the two major political parties. But when both commissions were unable to agree on plans for their respective chambers, the Missouri Supreme Court took the next constitutionally required step of appointing a judicial panel to do the job. The same thing happened after the 2000 census. This time, though, adverse reaction to the judges’ work has been widespread and bipartisan, especially in regard to the secretive nature of the panel’s deliberations and decisionmaking. The judges received public testimony on redistricting during a one-day hearing in October and then went behind closed doors for subsequent meetings to prepare the new plan. “If the redistricting had been an open, public process, I think it would have much better,” District 24 Sen. John Lamping (R-Ladue) said. “As it is, there has been no access to what information was considered in the judges’ decisions. The Office of Administration provided support to the judges, and since that office reports to Gov. Nixon, there’s an appearance of partisanship. This isn’t sour grapes on my part because, if anything, my new district is even more Republican than it now is. It’s just that the redistricting process was the exact opposite of transparent.” House District 82 Rep. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) said that while “the dividing lines that cut up communities” do not make sense in many instances, “it’s hard to argue about the overall results.” “I do think transparency in this kind of process is always important, and we definitely didn’t have that in this situation,” Schupp said. Western District Court of Appeals Judge Lisa White Hardwick, chair of the redistricting commission, announced early in the process that her colleagues on the panel did not think the group was required to adhere to requirements in the state’s Sunshine Law, which calls for posting notices of meetings held by public bodies and, with limited exceptions, holding discussions and making decisions in sessions open to the public. Although a legal adviser to the panel said the judicial commission is exempt from the Sunshine Law because the Missouri Constitution allows such groups to conduct closed meetings as needed, Jones and House Minority Leader Mike Talboy (D-Kansas City) have asked for all the panel’s records, including emails between the judges, staff members and outside parties. After submitting its maps for House and Senate districts late in November, the judicial panel less than two weeks later put forth a revised map of Senate districts. The new version came amid concerns and complaints that boundaries on the original map violated the Missouri Constitution by splitting smaller population counties into multiple Senate districts. While the new map eliminated three county splits, it also created a new one by dividing Lafayette County. The 2012 election cycle begins Feb. 28 with the candidate filing period for the Aug. 7 political party primaries. Filing runs through March 27. August primary winners will face off in November. See HOUSE AND SENATE, page 20

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Finding your House and Senate districts By JIM ERICKSON Confused about who your state representative or senator is – or will be? The recent redistricting of the Missouri House and Senate has made things confusing, but there are tools available to address those questions and clarify the number of the Senate and House districts where you live. Starting with your current state Senate or House district, you can find that information by entering your nine-digit ZIP code into the legislator look-up tool, found at senate.mo.gov/ llookup/leg_lookup.aspx. It shows up under the Missouri Senate banner, but it lists both your Senate and House members and their respective district numbers, as well as your representative in the U.S. House. If you do not know your complete ZIP code, the site has a link to the U.S. Postal Service website to help you find it. Armed with information from the legislator look-up, you are ready to go to the interactive redistricting map posted on the Missouri Office of Administration website: oa.mo.gov/bp/ redistricting/newlegislativedistricts/. Here, simply double-click on the St. Louis area a few times to zero in on the West County area, or any other you want. Do not forget to agree to the terms of usage when the map first comes up. Another suggestion: Cancel out the Map Legend tool that appears on the first map page and use the “More” drop-down menu in the upper right hand portion of the page instead. Click on “More” and then double-click on “Legislative districts” to give you a choice of displaying current House and/or Senate districts, new House and/ or Senate district boundaries under the redistricting, and where incumbents live. You also can click on “Census Place” to show how city boundaries fall within current or new districts. Hint: Don’t try to display more than one set of district boundaries on top of the city boundaries. It gets too confusing. With “Streets” activated, you can zero in on any subdivision or neighborhood and see the streets and roads in that area displayed. Click on “Topo” and you will see a topographic version of what’s on the screen, while “Aerial” gives you a satellite’s view of the terrain. Enlarge the map enough, look carefully and you probably can spot your home.


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• The union “needed to control the board in order to carry out its goal” of replacing the command officers. Evans and Swyers, who represent a majority of the three-member board, received “substantial financial assistance” from the union in their respective campaigns for election to the Monarch district’s board of directors. • The officers were fired contrary to provisions of an official Monarch policy dealing with cases involving possible termination. • Statements made by Evans and Swyers about Crews, Spiegel and Davis were false and have damaged their employment opportunities and reputations. The officers are asking for actual damages in the form of lost wages and benefits, punitive damages, attorney’s fees and costs and other relief the court deems appropriate. A Monarch news release reviews the issues and court rulings in the discrimination lawsuit and reiterates earlier statements that the district does not tolerate discriminatory actions. The release says Monarch intends to “vigorously defend this lawsuit.” A fourth command officer at Monarch, Fred Goodson, also was fired. Goodson was found dead near his Kirkwood home on Dec. 8. Police said the death was due to a self-inflicted wound.

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Ballwin decides on aldermanic candidacy requirements By BETSY ZATKULAK Following a year of discussions regarding aldermanic candidacy requirements and how to enforce them, Ballwin city leaders at their Dec. 12 board of aldermen meeting made some decisions. The Declaration of Candidacy for Elective Office for Ballwin now requires a candidate to declare that he or she is a U.S. citizen and not in arrears in city taxes or municipal user fees. Candidates must present a driver’s license or photo I.D. reflecting their current home address. For some time, the key talking point has been whether or not Ballwin’s city clerk should be responsible for checking the St. Louis County website to verify if aldermanic candidates are in arrears on their taxes, and if it appears that a candidate is in arrears, what the city should do about it.

Alderman Richard Boerner (Ward 4) made a motion to pass an ordinance that would require the city clerk to check St. Louis County’s website to see if candidates were in arrears, but not until after the window for filing is closed, which would not give candidates time to correct the issue. Aldermen Boerner, Michael Finley (Ward 1), Shamed Dogan (Ward 2) and Mark Harder (Ward 2) voted in favor of the ordinance, while Kathy Kerlagon (Ward 4),

Jim Leahy (Ward 3), Frank Fleming (Ward giving him or her time to correct the prob3) and James Terbrock (Ward 1) voted lem or show proof of being in accordance with the candidacy requirements. against the motion. Fleming’s motion also included notifyMayor Tim Pogue broke the tie with a nay vote. ing the Board of Elections of the city’s Fleming then made a second motion, findings. with no ordinance necessary, that the city “I’d like to at least go this far with the would instruct the city clerk and city staff idea, to try to put this squarely back on the to check candidates’ status any time after election board, which is where it belongs,” they have filed. Fleming said. In the event of a questionable issue, Fleming’s motion was passed with a 6-2 the city clerk would notify the candidate, vote, with Boerner and Harder voting nay.

Mayor addresses 2012 budget By BETSY ZATKULAK In his annual budget message, Ballwin Mayor Tim Pogue at the Dec. 12 Ballwin Board of Aldermen meeting announced that the city’s proposed financial plan for 2012 reflects projected expenditures of more than $18.7 million, compared to approximately $17.6 million in 2011. The city is projecting more than $19 million in revenue. This is the first time since 2006 that Ballwin will not be applying any reserve funds to achieve a balanced budget. “This dramatic shift is not a result of a reversal in recent economic conditions; rather, it primarily reflects application of a federal grant of $1,080,000 for the reconstruction of Kehrs Mill Road, which will partially (80 percent) offset our one-time expenditure of $1,351,500 for this project,” Pogue said. When you take Kehrs Mill Road out of the equation, Pogue said, total expenditures will in fact be $270,394 less than they were in 2011, while overall revenues are projected to come in at $28,775 more than 2011 levels. Pogue said while Ballwin “is not yet completely out of the woods,” the future looks somewhat brighter than it has in the recent past, and continued cost cutting and greater efficiencies have empowered the city to ensure continuation of all of current programs and services in 2012. “In 2011, we aggressively pursued numerous energy efficiency measures, which will reduce our future operating costs,” Pogue said.

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pass, and one resident said he did not think anyone should be in office for that long. City councilmembers also weighed in on the matter. Councilmember Linda Reel (Dist. 2) said she feels city officials need more time to work on projects, such as the dog park venture on which she is working. Councilmember Michelle Murray (Dist. 3) said it took her two years to not feel like “a complete idiot” on the dais. She said it takes two years to learn on the job and another two years to put those skills to use. Pirrello said city will decide at its Jan. 18 council meeting whether or not to place the issue on the ballot.    After the term-limit issue was discussed, the town hall meeting centered on economic development. Pirrello said the city’s economic field has leveled out during the last 12 months. He indicated that the recently relocated McDonald’s restaurant at Manchester and Clarkson roads has flourished since opening last summer. One issue that remains on the table is whether or not to bring a Walmart Supercenter to intersection of Manchester and Clarkson roads. The city announced that a recently formed commission would hold a TIF (tax increment financing) meeting on Jan. 11 (after West Newsmagazine press time) at Ellisville City Hall. While the Walmart development is nowhere close to being a done deal, the city and its residents are pondering if the end result would benefit the community as a whole or do it harm.


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How redistricting will shake out in West County By JIM ERICKSON New district numbers, different boundary lines and a changing cast of characters seeking election to the Missouri House and Senate all will come into play this year in the aftermath of new district lines drawn by a judicial panel to reflect population shifts shown in the 2010 census. Here is a look at current House and Senate districts in West County that will prevail through the current legislative session, as well as new district lines on which the November 2012 elections will be based. Current Senate Districts District 7 – Seat now held by Jane Cunningham (R-Chesterfield). District includes the northern and western part of Bridgeton, Earth City, western portion of Maryland Heights and Creve Coeur, Champ, most of Hazelwood, northwest Florissant, Chesterfield, Town & County, Country Life Acres, Ballwin, Ellisville, Clarkson Valley and adjoining unincorporated areas. District 15 – Seat now held by Eric Schmitt (R-Glendale). District includes Manchester, Valley Park, Fenton, Twin Oaks, Kirkwood, Warson Woods, Glendale, Webster Groves, most of Crestwood, northern portion of Sunset Hills, Shrewsbury, Marlborough, Wilbur Park, St. George, Grantwood Village and adjoining unincorporated areas. District 24 – Seat now held by John Lamping (R- Ladue). Includes eastern Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights, Ladue, Frontenac, Crystal Lake Park, Huntleigh, Westwood, Des Peres, Rock Hill, Richmond Heights, Maplewood, Brentwood, Olivette, western and southern strips of University City, Clayton, western Overland, most of Breckenridge Hills and St. Ann and adjoining unincorporated areas. District 26 – Seat now held by Brian Nieves (R-Washington). District includes southwestern portion of St. Louis County, Wildwood, Eureka and Franklin and Warren Counties. New Senate Apportionment Plan (effective with November 2012 election) (Note: Odd-numbered Senate districts are up for election in 2012, even-numbered districts in 2014.) District 15 – Incumbent in the district, which has shifted to the north and west, is Schmitt. District includes Ballwin, Manchester, Twin Oaks, Valley Park, Des Peres, Kirkwood, northern portion of Webster Groves, Oakland, Glendale, Maplewood, Brentwood, southern and eastern Town and Country, Frontenac, Huntleigh, Westwood,

Crystal Lake Park, Rock Hill, southern portion of Ladue, and Warson Woods. Like other odd-numbered districts, District 15 will be up for election in 2012, and Schmitt said he plans to seek a second term. District 24 – Incumbents in district, which has shifted slightly north and to the west, are Lamping and Cunningham. District includes Olivette, northern Ladue, Overland, Sycamore Hills, Breckenridge Hills, western St. John, Woodson Terrace, Edmundson, St. Ann, southern Bridgeton and Earth City, Champ, Maryland Heights, Creve Coeur, eastern Chesterfield, northwestern Town & Country and northeastern Ballwin. Cunningham has said she will run in the new District 27 in November. District 24 will not be up for election until 2014. District 27 – No incumbent now lives in the district, but Cunningham plans to run for the open position. District includes western Chesterfield, Wildwood, Clarkson Valley, Ellisville, Eureka, the southwest part of St. Louis County and east to include northern Jefferson County as far east as Arnold. Nieves now lives in the new District 26, which no longer includes any part of St. Louis County. Current House Districts District 82 – Seat now held by Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur). District includes most of Creve Coeur, adjoining unincorporated area of St. Louis County and northern part of Town & Country. District 84 – Seat now held by Don Gosen (R- Chesterfield). District includes Clarkson Valley, most of Ellisville and portions of Chesterfield and Wildwood. District 86 – Seat now held by Cole McNary (R-Chesterfield). District includes eastern Chesterfield. District 87 – Seat now held by John Diehl, Jr. (R-Town and Country). District includes eastern Town & Country, Westwood, Frontenac, Huntleigh, Crystal Lake Park, a slice of southern Creve Coeur, northern Des Peres, western Ladue, Warson Woods, Rockhill, southern and western portions of Brentwood and part of northern Webster Groves. District 88 – Seat now held by Andrew Koenig (R-Winchester). District includes Winchester and Ballwin and a part of eastern Ellisville. District 89 – Seat now held by Tim Jones (R-Eureka). District includes southern and western Wildwood, Eureka and adjoining unincorporated areas of St. Louis County. District 92 – Seat now held by Sue Allen (R-Town & Country). District includes See REDISTRICTING , page 20


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much of his constituency from current District 94 and where there is no incumbent. If he wins, he will be serving his fourth term and will not be eligible for re-election to the House in 2014. That leaves Diehl, who says he intends to run for re-election. District includes a segment of central Chesterfield, all of Des Peres, Town & Country, Crystal Lake Park, Country Life Acres and Huntleigh, most of Frontenac, part of northwestern Kirkwood and a slice of southwestern Ladue. District 98 – Incumbent is Dwight Scharnhorst (R-Valley Park), who intends to seek re-election to his fourth term. District includes southeastern Ellisville, southern Ballwin, an eastern segment of Wildwood and unincorporated areas of St. Louis County extending to the Jefferson County line. District 99 – No incumbent lives in the district, but Andrew Koenig (R-Winchester) says he will seek re-election there instead of in new District 100. He now represents District 88 but the new 99th is only a block from his Winchester home. District 99 includes Manchester, Twin Oaks, Valley Park and adjoining unincorporated areas of St. Louis County. District 100 – Incumbents include Koenig (see District 99 above), Don Gosen (R-Chesterfield) and Sue Allen (R-Town and Country). Gosen has announced plans to run for re-election in new District 101 (see below). Allen says she will seek reelection in the new district, which includes a northwestern portion of Town & Country, southeastern Chesterfield, all of Ballwin except for the portion in District 98 and Winchester. Allen now represents District 92. District 101 – No incumbent lives in the district but Gosen, who now represents District 84, will seek re-election there. District 101 includes western Chesterfield, northern Wildwood and Ellisville, and Clarkson Valley. District 110 – Incumbents in the district include Tim Jones (R-Eureka) and Paul Curtman (R-Pacific). Curtman is expected to run for re-election in new District 109, which is west and south, and Jones plans to seek his fourth term in new District 110, which contains most of his current District 89. District 110 includes most of Pacific and an eastern part of Gray Summit – all in Franklin County, southern Wildwood and Eureka and adjoining unincorporated areas of St. Louis County.

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Bu llet i n Boa rd Ringing in hope Nineteen members of Rossman School’s sixthgrade class in December joined their teachers outside the Schnucks at Ladue Crossing to ring bells and collect money for the Salvation Army. Rossman volunteers raised $1,211.63 – the largest amount any group raised in 2011. Rossman School sixth graders Armando Sánchez, Mia Guetterman, Hunter Sigmund, Ashley Caster, Abby Kadane and Arianna Baker.

Harmon, fifth-grade teacher at Barretts Elementary. “These teachers worked incredibly hard on their portfolios and poured their hearts into Harmon their work,” said Brandon Jamieson, a Parkway South High science teacher who works to support candidates for National Board Certification. National Board Certification is an advanced Gregory teaching credential achieved upon successful completion of a voluntary assessment program designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high standards.

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Leader in Education Connie Bachmann, an art, social studies and religion teacher at Most Sacred Heart School, was named a Peabody Logos Leader in Education for the 2011-12 Spears school year and was awarded $1,000 for her compassion and commitment to students. Bachmann said instead of simply covering the material in class, she allows her students to uncover the importance of a subject and why it is meaningful to their lives. The Peabody Logos Leaders in Education program rewards dedicated education professionals who inspire and motivate youth to succeed. “Connie Bachmann is a true leader in education and an inspiration to students and teachers,” Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for Peabody Energy Vic Svec said. “Peabody created the Leaders in Education program to give outstanding educators like Connie the recognition they deserve.”

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goals and become more actively engaged in the process.”  CHARACTERplus and the St. Louis Rams Foundation have partnered for more than 10 years to provide resources that increase the awareness of character traits among students and teachers in St. Louis.

Above and beyond Westminster Christian Academy was selected as a 2011 recipient of the Ladue Schools Friends of Education Award, given to members of the community who have gone above and beyond what is normally expected to support the Ladue School District. “While it would certainly have been expected for (Westminster) to maintain a friendly and professional relationship with district personnel through [its] purchase of the Westminster Christian Academy facilities and property, [the school’s] graciousness, kindness and personal support went far beyond anything we could have imagined,” Ladue Schools Superintendent Marsha Chappelow said.

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Physical education teacher Adrienne Barber  and fifth-grade students Max Lombardi, Sophia Lombardi and Jake Hansen accept Kehrs Mill Elementary School’s 2011 Character Fitness Award at a St. Louis Rams game.

Fitness award Kehrs Mill Elementary received a 2011 Character Fitness Award from CHARACTERplus and the St. Louis Rams Foundation. This recognition confirms the school’s ongoing work to integrate character education into physical education programming and instruction.  Julie Kintz, physical education teacher, said Kehrs Mill students are involved in physical fitness in a variety of ways.  “From running and fitness clubs, to track meets, buddy bowling activities, service learning projects and more, students are learning that physical activity can be fun, rewarding and used to serve others or to celebrate and build school spirit and community,” Kintz said. “Our goal is to encourage all students to embrace physical fitness, regardless of their ability levels.  When students feel welcome and confident about participating in physical fitness activities, they support one another, set personal

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Rocketing into first place Students from the seventh-grade Mosaics and enrichment program at Parkway South Middle participated in the Challenger Learning Center’s Return to the Moon Mission. They worked with Commander Robert Powell, instructor for the Challenger Learning Center, in the Rocketry Workshop. Guided by Powell, six groups of students from South Middle built and launched rockets. The Unicorns, Inc. group won the competition by having their rocket fly the greatest distance.

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Art takes a seat in West County schools By MARCIA GUCKES The project is called “Take a Seat in Chesterfield” and that is exactly what students at Parkway Central Middle did when the large, white chair recently moved into their art room. They were sitting in, on, and all around it while coming up with ideas for decorating it. “I think we should make it fuzzy,” said one student. “Splatter paint,” said another. Whatever they decide, their art teacher will have to coordinate the efforts of about 150 students to complete the chair before it goes on tour to area businesses as one of 22 fiberglass formed chairs in the areawide project. The public art project is the brainchild of Chesterfield Arts, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing and promoting the arts in the West County region. Students from elementary to college levels will decorate the chairs. Two chairs will be decorated by students in public arts classes at Chesterfield Arts, and 20 will be designed and decorated by students at five Parkway schools, three private schools, St. Louis Community College at Wildwood, and Maryville University. Michele Mordica, art teacher at Parkway Central Middle, said her students would probably have to add elements to the chair in order to make sure all 150 students have a hand in the project. “We want a lot of participation,” she said. Those are just the kind of words that Chesterfield Arts executives want to hear. “I would really like to see them learn that everybody can be involved with the arts, even the kids who don’t think they’re an artist,” Stacey Morse, Chesterfield Arts executive director, said. Debbie Marshall, vice president of PNC

Bank, which is funding the project, said it may benefit all of the students in the future. “If you look at the leadership qualities that businesses are looking for these days, one of the key ones is creativity,” Marshall said. “So, this applies to everyone regardless of what they end up doing because businesses are looking for people who have creativity and that creative spin.” Parkway Central Middle Principal Michael Baugus also sees the chair project as a lesson for the students’ future. “The goal that I have is for them to see that they are part of a larger community,” Baugus said. “What a great way to show them online the other projects that are like this and for them to see that their work will be displayed throughout West County.” One of the other projects students might find online is the “Cows on Parade” in Chicago. Those life-size, fiberglass cows were made by the same company that made the “Take a Seat in Chesterfield” chairs. Two of the three chairs to be completed in classes at Chesterfield Arts will be decorated by fifth- to eighth-grade students. The third chair will focus on the 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals and will be decorated by high school students. Upon completion, chairs will be moved to the amphitheater in Chesterfield’s Central Park for a public unveiling on June 2. Next, the chairs will move to area businesses for display until Aug. 24. Finally, on Sept. 4 each chair will take a permanent seat. Those completed at schools will be returned to the schools where they were created. The chair created at Chesterfield Arts will be installed at the Chesterfield Amphitheater, and the sports chair will be installed at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex. More information about the project can be found at chesterfieldarts.org.


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High school wrestling Parkway South finished third in the 30th DeSmet Spartan Holiday Wrestling Tournament. The Ladue Rams won the twoday, 16-team tournament with 521 points. Fort Zumwalt South followed with 481 points, and Parkway South was next with 430 points. The Patriots captured three weight classes. Tyler Emerson (21-2) won at 113 pounds with a 10-3 decision over Hazelwood East’s Jerry Stepps. Matt Wandersee (16-1) took the 120-pound class with a 5-0 decision over Pattonville’s Wesley Raiche.

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Youth swimming Rockwood Swim Club Juniors’ Coach Sean Harrison said Tommy Lombardo, who recently set a new Ozark record for 11-12 boys in the 200 back, made his first Tommy Lombardo sectional cut in the 1650 (mile) freestyle event. “This is special because he is the first 12-year-old boy in the history of our club to make a sectional cut at the age of 12,” Harrison said. Lombardo goes to LaSalle Springs Middle School in the Rockwood School District. Lombardo’s record time in the 200 back was a 2 minutes, 7.38 seconds. He set that at the “A Championship Meet” recently in Carbondale, Ill. His sectional qualifying time in the 1650 free was 17:30.36. He swam that last month at the Parkway Distance Meet at Parkway West High School. “He dropped almost 45 seconds in that race since October and was 6 seconds under the qualifying time,” Harrison said. A sectional cut means that instead of only competing on a local level, he can swim that event at a regional meet that is called sectionals. This year, the sectional will be held the first week of March in Tulsa, Okla. “It takes a great deal of dedication, determination, and hard work to make it to this level at any age,” Harrison said. “This is a special opportunity for him.” Lombardo has been swimming with Harrison since the beginning of September, and Harrison said it is very exciting to know “he still has 5 1/2 years till the end of high school.” “That means there is still lots of time for improvement,” Harrison said. The next big meet will be in February in the Ozark Division I Championships.

Holtgrieve named captain Jim Holtgrieve, whose stellar amateur career includes a winning record as a member of three victorious U.S. Walker Cup Teams, the captaincy of the USA Team at the 2011 match and an individual triumph at the inaugural U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship in 1981, has been appointed by the U.S. Golf Association as captain of the 2013 USA Walker Cup squad.

“I am indeed honored once again to be named to captain the 2013 United States Walker Cup Team,” said Holtgrieve, 63. “The 2011 Walker Cup journey was an incredible experience for me and one that I will never forget. Golf fans, friends and family all over the United States as well as overseas were so supportive of me during this experience that I was praying that I would have the opportunity to captain the 2013 Walker Cup Team. “I want to bring the Walker Cup back to the United States, but I also want to lead 10 men to have one of the best golfing experiences they can ever imagine.” Holtgrieve will captain the U.S. team for the 44th Walker Cup Match, to be held Sept. 7-8 at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, N.Y. “Jim has an exceptional grasp of the meaning of the Walker Cup Match and conveyed that very well to the members of the 2011 USA Team in Scotland,” said USGA President Jim Hyler. “So it is fitting that he uses that well-developed perspective as a player and a captain to lead the USA squad in 2013 at The National Golf Links, which was the site of the first Match in 1922.” Holtgrieve was one of the country’s top amateur players during the 1970s and ‘80s and played on winning Walker Cup Teams in 1979, 1981 and 1983. He also represented the USA on two victorious World Amateur Team Championship squads, in 1980 and 1982. A semifinalist at the 1980 U.S. Amateur and runner-up at the 1983 British Amateur, Holtgrieve has won numerous state and district amateur titles in Missouri. Holtgrieve played in five Masters Tournaments as an amateur – making the cut three times – and also qualified for the 1978 U.S. Open Championship. He turned professional in 1998 and played on the Champions Tour from 1999 to 2005, where his top finish was a tie for second at the 1999 Home Depot Invitational. He has played in four U.S. Senior Opens and 42 USGA championships. The USGA reinstated Holtgrieve’s amateur status in 2007 after he played in 122 professional events. He currently serves as a member of the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship Committee for the USGA. The biennial Walker Cup Match is an international amateur team competition between 10 players from the U.S. and 10 from Great Britain and Ireland. The Match consists of 18 singles matches and eight foursomes (alternateshot) matches over the two days of competition. The Great Britain and Ireland Team won the 2011 match in September at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Scotland by a score of 14-12. The USA leads the series, 34-81.

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Did you receive new clubs for the holidays or are just itching to knock the rust off your swing? Come join us at the Ballwin Golf course for the 2012 season -- private and group lessons, leagues and tournaments.

Trivia Night March 9, 6:30-10pm $160/ table Ages: 21+-Join your friends and family for a fun packed night at the Ballwin Golf Club. Beer and soda is included. Make sure to bring your own snacks!

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Lunch & Bingo Feb 1, Feb 15, March 7 and March 21, 11-1pm $6/person Ages: 21+-Join us for an afternoon of lunch, fun BINGO, and great prizes! We will play six rounds of Bingo followed by lunch and dessert, then play another six rounds. Pre-register by Sunday prior to program to avoid $2 late fee. Held at The Pointe meeting room.

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Upside Down Indoor Triathlon Jan 21 or Jan 22, heats begin at 7am $25/participant Challenge yourself with the first Ballwin Race Series event of 2012! Start early accumulating Ballwin Race Series points in this indoor triathlon that puts a unique spin on the traditional three-event race. Each participant will run 15 minutes, bike 15 minutes, and swim 10 minutes in that order. Total distance will determine place. Held at The Pointe.

Daddy Daughter Valentine Dance February 11, 6-8:30pm VIP/Reg $15/person Dads, the sweetheart in your life is ready for a special evening. Join us at the Ballwin Golf Club for dinner and dancing. A photographer will be present for a keepsake photo. Register each person attending by February 6.

Watch for the Ballwin Parks and Recreation activity guide to be featured in the center pull-out section of the March 7th edition of West Newsmagazine. The same activity guide will also be available online beginning February 20 with registration beginning March 5.

For your convenience, we offer activity registration online at www.ballwin.mo.us and click on the activity registration starburst. The City offers a wide variety of athletic, youth and adult programs such as dances, Lunch and Bingos, fitness programs, swim lessons and other great events.

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Ballwin’s state of the art community recreation center, The Pointe at Ballwin Commons, is located one half mile south of Manchester Road on Old Ballwin Road. The facility is open to the public seven days a week and amenities include an indoor recreation and lap pool, double gymnasium, youth activity center, Cardio Theater, Cybex and free weights, and indoor track. We offer babysitting, and a varied schedule of group fitness classes including TRX, Spinning, Pilates, yoga and step.

Changing seasons bring new and different driving conditions. A good driver needs to be prepared for anything. Consider registering for an inexpensive driver-improvement course, such as the AARP Driver Safety Program (www.aarp. org/driversafety) hosted by the Ballwin Police Department yearly. You will learn valuable safety tips to keep you and your passengers safe all year round.

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Following these rules from the AARP can help you drive more safely in harsh weather conditions, and can serve to protect you, your passengers and your vehicle from harm.

No matter how many years of driving experience you have, winter weather never fails to present a wide variety of driving challenges. On many Ballwin roadways, snow, ice, or heavy rains, combined with shorter days, are just a few of the dangerous conditions you’ll have to prepare for in the winter months.

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The Lafayette Lancers were two points shy of playing in the championship game of the Visitation Christmas Tournament, where they handed Kirkwood its first lost of the season.

Lady Lancers make strong showing at Christmas tournament By WARREN MAYES Lafayette Coach Jennifer Porter is feeling pretty good about the way her Lancers are playing on the court. Lafayette is off to a good start this season, and the Lancers have a big Suburban West Conference girls’ basketball match-up on Friday (Jan. 13) when they meet archrival Marquette on the Mustangs’ home court. Porter discovered how strong her club was when the fifth-seeded Lancers played in the Visitation Christmas Tournament and exceeded that seed by finishing third. “We had our chances to play in the championship game, and while it was disappointing we couldn’t pull off the win against Incarnate (Word Academy), I think the girls and our staff feel very good about our third-place finish at Viz,” Porter said. “It’s a fantastic tournament with a lot of great teams. To come out of the tournament 3-1 against some of the top teams in the area is a very good accomplishment.” The last time a Lafayette team did that well in the tournament was in 1998. Lafayette handed Kirkwood its first loss of the season with a 46-25 victory in the tournament quarterfinals. The Lancers held Kirkwood’s talented trio of Natalie Fryrear, Dajae Williams and Lianna Doty to four, three and four points respectively. Fryrear came into the game averaging 13.1 points a game, while Williams owned an 11.8 average and Doty, a University of Missouri recruit, scored 10.9 a game. “The Kirkwood win was huge for us, and gave us confidence going into the Incarnate game,” Porter said. “Kirkwood is a very good team. We knew it was going to take a great defensive effort in order to beat them. Our kids really executed our game plan to ‘T.’” That set up a semifinal match with even-

tual tourney champion Incarnate Word. The Lancers dropped a tough 45-43 decision to the Red Knights, with Incarnate Word guard Cierra Young scoring two of her team-high 20 points with six seconds left in regulation to top the Lancers. Jordynn Martin led Lafayette with 21 points. “I told the girls at the end of the game that I could have been happier if we had won, but I couldn’t have been any more proud of them,” Porter said. “They executed our game plan, played very hard and fought until the end.” Following the loss, Porter had to get her girls ready for Fort Zumwalt West. “After the Incarnate game, the girls were disappointed we didn’t win, because we had our chances to win. When you put all you have into the game and come up short, it takes a lot out of you emotionally,” Porter said. “I told them when they walked out the door, they needed to hold their heads high and be proud of their effort. They left everything on the court. They needed to take what they could from the loss and then be done with it. … I told them that while they were physically and emotionally tired, Zumwalt West would be, too. So, we couldn’t let that be an excuse.” The motivating technique worked. In the third-place game, the Lancers rallied to beat Fort Zumwalt West 50-48, with Martin scoring a game-high 19 points for the Lancers, who trailed by 12 points late in the third quarter. “It was definitely another barn-burner,” Porter said. “We turned up our defense and got some transition buckets. We also got to the line and knocked down some free throws. I was really proud of our girls for not getting down. They could have folded, but they kept fighting, and it paid off.”


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City of Ballwin, Missouri • Public Hearing City of Ballwin, Missouri • February 6, 2012 A public hearing is scheduled before the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Ballwin on February 6, 2012 at the Donald “Red” Loehr Police and Court Center, 300 Park Dr, Ballwin, MO, 63011, at 7:00 P. M. upon the following: A petition submitted by Timothy Martin of McKelvey Homes LLC, 218 Chesterfield Towne Center, Chesterfield, MO, to change the zoning classification of the properties commonly known as 14706 and 14714 Clayton Rd. from Planed Single Family Residential (PSD) to R-2 Single Family Residential to allow the development of a two lot single family residential subdivision. The City of Ballwin will consider the zoning ordinance or district regulations as provided herein, or may adopt different changes or provisions, without further notice or hearing, as the Board of Aldermen may deem to be in the public interest. The public hearing may be continued, by announcement at the public hearing, from time to time, as deemed necessary by the Planning and Zoning Commission, without publication of the time and place of the continued public hearing. Petitions of protest against zoning district boundary changes, duly signed and acknowledged, must be submitted by owners of thirty percent or more of either: (1) the area of the land (exclusive of streets and alleys) included in the proposed change(s), or (2) within the area determined by lines drawn parallel to and one hundred and eighty-five feet distant from the area proposed for a zoning district change, public rights-of-way excepted. These petitions will be considered in determining the percentage of favorable votes by the Board of Aldermen necessary to make the zoning district change in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Ballwin. Residents of Ballwin are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in the programs and services of the City of Ballwin regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, national origin or political affiliation. If you are a person requiring an accommodation, please call (636) 227-8580 V or (636) 527-9200 TDD or 1-800-735-2466 (Relay Missouri) no later than 5:00 P.M. on the third business day preceding the hearing. Offices are open between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.

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and take the next steps in placing the product on the market. If the studies go well and the FDA clears the use, the researchers’ timeline indicates the plasma brush could be available to dentists as early as the end of 2013. Making your heart race Exercise on a regular basis, and you will decrease your risk for heart problems. Suddenly run down the street to catch the bus, or shovel the snow, and your risk of a heart attack jumps like your heart does. According to Jessica Paulus, an assistant professor of medicine at Tufts University who with colleagues reviewed data from 14 studies, “There are short-term increases in risk of heart attack and death from sudden cardiac events that follow episodic physical activity.”

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NEWSMAGAZINENETWORK.COM The researchers found that people felt the effects of sporadic activity one or two hours after that activity. Risk was highest for those who did not get regular exercise. The study appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association and was supported by the National Institutes of Health. Teens wanting weight loss There are right and wrong ways to lose weight, and sometimes, teens get it wrong. At Temple University, Clare Lenhart looked at data on almost 6,000 high school students in Philadelphia who were obese, about 75 percent of whom said they were trying to lose weight. Lenhart said the teens reported doing some things right. For instance, obese girls were more likely than girls who were not obese to be physically active for an hour a day. But the obese girls also did some things wrong. “They were more likely to report consuming soda on a daily basis, and that was specifically among young women,” Lenhart said. “Among young men, they were more likely to report no days of physical activity.”

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Learn to be smoke-free for free Mercy Hospital is offering a program to help those who made a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking. Mercy is offering a free, seven-week “Freedom from Smoking” course from 7-8 p.m., beginning Jan. 12 at the hospital, 615 S. New Ballas Road in Creve Coeur. The program was developed by the American Lung Association and helps people learn how to quit smoking, establish a quit day and develop the skills to remain smoke-free. It recently was named “Most Effective” in a study of 100 managed care organizations. “Freedom from Smoking” is taught by registered nurses and respiratory therapists. Along with group classes, one-on-one sesFlexible workplaces promote better sions are available free of charge. health To register, call (314) 251-4811. For A flexible workplace improves employ- more information, call (314) 251-3965. ees’ health behavior and well-being, according to a new study by two University Passport to good health of Minnesota sociology professors. Whole Foods Market is hosting a Health “Our study shows that moving from Starts Here (HSH) Passport event showviewing time at the office as a sign of pro- casing good-for-you foods and recipes ductivity to emphasizing actual results can from 12-3 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 14 at its Town create a work environment that fosters & Country Crossing store. Using the HSH healthy behavior and well-being,” Profes- passport as a guide, shoppers can taste sor Phyllis Moen said. “This has important nourishing foods in each department and policy implications, suggesting that initia- learn how a few simple dietary changes tives creating broad access to time flexibil- can impact lifelong health. Shoppers visitity encourage employees to take better care ing all sample stations and completing the of themselves.” passport can enter to win a healthy pantry Using data collected from more than 600 makeover featuring a $50 Whole Foods employees of a white-collar organization Market gift card and list of suggested before and after a flexible workplace initia- healthy products. Call 527-1160. tive was implemented, the study examined changes in health-promoting behaviors Maximized Living Makeover and health outcomes among the employees Wildwood-based 212 Degrees of Wellparticipating in the initiative compared to ness will host the Maximized Living Makeover from 7-9 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 19 at St. those who did not participate. Introduced at the Best Buy headquarters John Lutheran Church, 15800 Manchester in Richfield, Minn., the initiative redirected Road in Ellisville. The workshop covers anti-aging nutrition, the focus of employees and managers away from when and where work was completed nerve supply, hormone-based weight loss, and toward measurable results. Employees cellular detoxification, and how to build were allowed to change when and where muscle and burn fat in less time than with they worked based on individual needs and most workouts. A 30-day challenge with job responsibilities without seeking per- instructions and online support follows the mission from a manager or even notifying workshop, which is aimed at learning and creating new lifestyle habits. one. For more information or to register, call Key findings were as follows: • Employees participating in the initiative 273-4800.

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Weight-loss coach says success is mostly mental By SUE HORNOF If the new year has you thinking about changing the way you eat, you should start by changing the way you think. That is the word from Charles D’Angelo, a St. Louis-based weight-loss coach who dropped more than 150 pounds and subsequently helped roughly 2,000 others collectively shed thousands of pounds. According to D’Angelo, 26, “Ninety percent of remarkable transformation is learning to manage your mind – only 10 percent is physical mechanics.” D’Angelo can relate to the challenge of bucking bad eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle. At 17, he weighed 360 pounds and was eating his way through a miserable, lonely and potentially deadly existence. A personal epiphany sparked a commitment to turn things around, and once he succeeded, he started coaching others in the weight loss game. The keys to successful weight loss, D’Angelo maintains, include rewiring the brain to get pleasure from foods that fuel good health and fitness and realizing that even though exercise can make you sore, it will make you feel good later. In other words, stop thinking like a fat person. “You can get the same feelings of pleasure from an exercise session as from a piece of chocolate,” D’Angelo claims in “Think and Grow Thin,” his new book that outlines his weight-loss system. While D’Angelo’s book is available to everyone, his one-on-one coaching service is not. “Acceptance isn’t automatic,” he said. “I make time to meet with anyone who would like to enlist my help. Only if I feel they’re truly ready to assume responsibility for their health and their habits, making it worth their investment, will I accept them as a client. Throwing out all excuses and reasons to fail is a large criterion.”

In fact, D’Angelo said, demand for his one-on-one coaching sessions has grown so much that he no longer is able to take on everyone who wants to hire him, so he wrote a book. “Is it me in the flesh? No,” he said of the book. “But it’s me in spirit. I outline my exact, step-by-step food program, exercise routine, and most importantly the mindset program that I would use to coach a person if they were in my office.” “I also talk about ways to make one selfaccountable, without having me there in person.” His system and his book have received some impressive endorsements. President Bill Clinton said he has seen several of his friends get “amazing results” from working with D’Angelo, and Sen. Claire McCaskill credits D’Angelo for helping her drop 50 pounds. St. Louis Cardinals Public Relations Director Ron Watermon said D’Angelo helped him change his relationship with food and exercise. “In a nutshell, what he does works,” Watermon said. “Now over 110 pounds lighter, I have more energy than ever before, my doctor is ecstatic, and I just feel so much better.” St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said the results that D’Angelo helped his daughter achieve are “just remarkable.” But unlike many weight-loss “experts,” D’Angelo makes no claims that the system he advocates is magical or miraculous. “It’s not about a ‘diet,” he said. “It’s about learning the right mindset to make a healthy diet and exercise program work. Part of that means understanding that ultimately, the result is up to you.” “Think and Grow Thin” is available at Barnes and Noble stores and online at barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com. More information can be found at tagtbook. com.

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PRESS RELEASE 2012 Ward Redistricting - Public Meeting The City of Wildwood Ward Redistricting Committee has scheduled a Public Meeting for Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm. in the Wildwood City Hall Council Chambers (183 Plaza Drive) to publicly explain and receive comments and suggestions from Wildwood residents on Ward Boundary Redistricting alternatives. The three (3) Ward Boundary Redistricting Alternatives under consideration and associated population data are available on the City’s website (www. cityofwildwood.com) or at City Hall (183 Plaza Drive) for review. Persons with questions regarding Ward Redistricting prior to the January 18, 2012 Public Meeting are invited to contact the City of Wildwood Senior Planner Joanna Browning, Joanna@cityofwildwood.com; GIS Planning Specialist Terri Gaston, Terri@cityofwildwood.com; or City Administrator Daniel E. Dubruiel, Daniel@cityofwildwood. com; phone 636-458-0440. Comments regarding the redistricting alternatives can also be submitted on-line. Additional information regarding the City’s Ward redistricting process can be found on the City’s website.


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By SUE HORNOF A group of citizens from Town & Country and surrounding areas recently gathered for a candlelight vigil protesting Town & Country’s decision to shoot deer. About 60 people gathered on the evening of Dec. 28 at Clayton and Mason roads and held signs expressing their opposition to using lethal methods to reduce the number of deer in the city. Town & Country has contracted with White Buffalo Inc. to sharpshoot as many as 300 deer this winter at a cost of about $133,000. Before entering into the contract, the city’s board of aldermen considered but rejected a deer management plan that included sterilization. Residents have cited various reasons for objecting to the city’s decision to hire sharpshooters to thin the deer herd. Some

say the plan it too costly, some say killing the deer is inhumane, and others say that although the deer pose a hazard to motorists, shooting the animals in residential neighborhoods also presents a serious safety issue. Town & Country resident Mariette Palmer, who was among those protesting at the vigil, said the Missouri Department of Conservation should serve all the people of Missouri by adopting  non-lethal methods of deer population control that are suitable for urban areas.  “The unnecessary and cruel insistence on killing the deer disrupts the peace and order of our communities of families, pits neighbor against neighbor, and threatens the stability of our civic governments, not to mention that it sanctions the unbearable anguish and suffering borne by our deer community,” Palmer said.

Leaders of the pack Winners of the 2011 Ballwin Race Series received their awards at a ceremony held Dec. 14 at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons. The Race Series included an Upside Down Indoor Triathlon, Muddy Spokes Mountain Bike Race, Conquer Castlewood Team Adventure Race, Ballwin left) are the Ballwin Race Series winners: Days Run, Ballwin Triathlon, Pictured (from 3rd place Sammi Powell, 2nd place Lisa Yates, and Ballwin Kids’ Triathlon, and Female 1st place Sara Nelson, Male 1st place Wilson Yates, 2nd the Midnight Howl 5K night place Eric Carlson, and 3rd place Michael Kuehnel.  run. Prizes were awarded for most overall points earned in the seven races in the inaugural event.  The 2012 Race Series includes two new races: the Zombie Chase Trail Run and the Ballwin Swim Meet.  The first race in the 2012 series, the Upside Down Indoor Triathlon, is scheduled for Jan. 21 or 22 at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons. For more information on the 2012 series or to register, visit ballwin.mo.us.


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“A Sick Day for Amos McGee,” the 2011 Caldecott Medal winner, was also named an Association for Library Service to Children 2011 Notable Children’s Book.

Emily Abigail • Boys Aiden Jackson Mason Liam Jacob Jayden Ethan Noah Lucas Logan For the year’s top 100 boys’ and girls’ names, visit babycenter.com/top-babynames-2011.

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NEWSMAGAZINENETWORK.COM picture book illustrates the tale of three children who arrive at the park to find a bag of colored chalk that turns their imaginary drawings into something very real. • “Pecan Pie Baby,” by Jacqueline Woodson. Gia is not looking forward to the birth of her first sibling, “that ding-dang baby.” • “A Sick Day for Amos McGee,” by Philip C. Stead. The 2011 Caldecott Medal winner is about a zookeeper who is under the weather and gets a surprise visit from caring animal friends. Selections for middle readers include: • “The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe,” by Loree Griffin Burns. Beekeepers discover the strange abandonment of hundreds of hives, and scientists seek to understand why. • “Ninth Ward,” by Jewell Parker Rhodes. In a story of survival, 12-year-old Lanesha and her adopted grandmother have little choice but to stay in New Orleans and weather Hurricane Katrina.  Some of the selections for older readers are: • “Mockingbird,” by Kathryn Erskine. A 10-year-old who struggles with Asperger’s Syndrome seeks closure following her brother’s murder. • “Heart of a Samurai,” by Margi Preus. The Newbery Honor Book is a swashbuckling adventure based on the true story of a young fisherman believed to be the first Japanese person to visit America. • “Fever Crumb,” by Philip Reeve. A girl sets out to retrieve lost technology in a bleak, irrational London of the future. For the ALSC’s complete list of 2011 Notable Children’s Books, visit ala.org/ alsc/awardsgrants/notalists/ncb.

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Fun and Games The “Santa on the Slopes” exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday until Sun., Jan. 15 at Kemp Auto Museum. The world’s oldest snowmobile is on display. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students. Contact 537-1718. ••• “FamilyLIVE!” is at 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 14, Feb. 11 and March 10 at St. John Luthern Church in Ellisville. The interactive family worship service examines a different value or virtue each month. Dinner is offered after worship. Admission is free Call Pastor Ryan Peterson at 7792320 or visit stjstl.net. ••• “Hot! Hot! Hot!” is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 28, and Sun., Jan. 29 at the Butterfly House in Faust Park. Tropicalthemed, kid-friendly activities, games and crafts, steel drum music, a toddler sandbox and face painting are featured. The event is for children ages 2-10 with their families. Visit mobot.org or call (314) 577-5140. ••• The Backyard Bird Festival is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 4 at the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Blvd. in St. Louis). Guided bird walks, live animal exhibits, identification tips and hands-on activities are featured. Visit mobot.org or Rent a toy call (314) 577-5100. A new online service addresses the fact ••• that kids sometimes tire of their toys. Bowl Mania is from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on BabyPlays.com offers memberships that Sun., Feb. 5 at St. John Lutheran Church’s allow parents to pick the toys they want, Cornerstone Youth Center (15800 Manhave them delivered, keep them for up chester Road in Ellisville). Fun is featured to 90 days, return them and choose more. before, during and after the big game. They even offer vacation rentals so kids Admission is $20. Call Kathi Miller at 779have something to play with when they 2358 or visit stjstl.net.

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The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce has hired Robey Taylor as its new executive director. Taylor is a past Chesterfield Chamber of Robey Taylor Commerce board chairman and board member. ••• Corey Griffin, of Ballwin, has been promoted to the position of loan officer at Gershman Mortgage. ••• Corey Griffin Amy Myers has joined the Mikel Garrett State Farm Insurance Agency in Wildwood as a new insurance account representative. ••• Linda Cline has been promoted to prop- Amy Myers erty manager at Sachs Properties, developer of the 1,500-acre, master-planned Chesterfield Village. Initiated in 1967, more than $3 billion has been

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physical education and drama. The Academy of St. Louis is fully accredited by AdvancEd NCA CASI. AdvancEd NCA CASI provides nationally recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED stated, “NCA CASI Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. The Academy of St. Louis Now Accepting Students is to be commended for engaging Private Tours Available in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.” www.academyofstlouis.org It is a difficult and sometimes painful experience for parents to Fully Accredited School realize their child learns differently than other children and may need an alternative educational environment. Once, however this process of acceptance is complete, most parents realize their greatest gift to their child is accepting them for who they are and providing them with an academic setting where they can thrive and grow into an understanding of themselves and how they learn. “Your child is not destined for failure,” affirms Terri O’Daniel, Academy Advancement Director. “Your child’s hope is in you, his parents, accepting him for his strengths and challenges; providing him with an academic environment which guides him Academy High School Alumni in overcoming his academic and social challenges while building his self-confidence and ability to transition into society as a productive, healthy adult.” The Academy of St. Louis aids each student in reaching their highest potential. “Every child is born with significant potential in life to succeed,” states O’Daniel. “This is what we believe... fulfilling this mission is our commitment to our students and their families.”

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February 10-12, 2012 VALENTINE’S WEEkENd Ages 18 & up A formal dinner, romantic bonfire, star gazing, teambuilding for twosomes, carriage rides, wine tasting, and so much more during this special adults only weekend! Visit our online events calendar for more details.

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Com mu n it y Event s BENEFITS Kindermusik Demo Days to benefit the Saint Louis Symphony is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Sat., Jan. 14 at the Jewish Community Center (16801 Baxter Road in Chesterfield). Admission is free with donations optional. The event inspires young families to bring the power of music into their lives and those of their children. To register, call (314) 434-9496. ••• Assistance League St. Louis hosts Fashion Plates, its annual fashion show and luncheon, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 14 at CBC High School. Lunch is served at tables designed by members and guests of Assistance League. The fashion show features items from Fantastic Finds, the upscale resale shop operated by the nonprofit. Admission is $35, $25 of which is tax-deductible. Call 227-6200. ••• The Bright Minds for Bright Futures Trivia Night is at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) on Sat., Jan. 14 at St. John Lutheran Crosswalks Banquet Center (15800 Manchester Road in Ellisville). The event is sponsored by Wildwood YMCA and features KTRS 550 AM’s Victoria Babu as emcee. The cost is $160 per table of eight in advance or $175 at the door, with proceeds benefiting the Wildwood Y Strong Community Campaign. Call 448-6636.

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••• The Knights of Columbus of Holy Infant in Ballwin hosts cash bingo at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.) on Sat., Jan. 14 in the upper cafeteria of the school. Entry is $20, which includes nine bingo cards for 15 games, plus refreshments. The minimum payout is $50 per game. Pull tabs, sandwiches and snacks are available. Call Ray Brune at 256-6511. ••• Chili Supper Sunday is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 22 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manchester. All-you-can-eat chili, chili mac, hot dogs, chili dogs, corn bread, beverages and dessert are featured for $8 per adult and $4 per child; a discount of $1 is offered from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call Stephanie at 227-8596. ••• The 10th annual Friends of Kids with Cancer Trivia Night is at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) on Fri., Jan. 27 at CBC High School. Admission is $250 for a table of 10 or $25 per person and includes beer, wine, soda and water; guests may bring snacks. Register at friendsofkids.com, or call (314) 275-7440. ••• The Rockwood Alumni Hall of Fame Gala is at 6 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 28 at The Magic House. The event honors 13 outstanding graduates for their achievements

and includes a cocktail reception, formal dinner, awards presentation and entertainment by Griffin and the Gargoyles. Tickets are $75 per person. Visit rockwoodfoundation.org or contact Debbie Fluchel at 2076800 by Jan. 16 to reserve tickets. ••• Chesterfield Arts presents “Art Feast” at 6 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 4 at Kemp Auto Museum. Dinner, dancing, live entertainment and a silent auction of unique items and artwork from premier regional artists are featured. Call 519-1955 or visit chesterfieldarts.org.

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FESTIVALS The 7th Annual St. Louis Blues Festival, Feb. 25, Chaifetz Arena “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” plays Jan. 20-21 at The Fox Theatre. (Photo by Cyllavon Tiedemann)

COMEDY Lewis Black “In God We Rust,” Feb. 3, Peabody Opera House

CONCERTS “Christine Brewer Sings Strauss,” Jan. 13-14, Powell Symphony Hall “The Magic Flute,” Jan. 15, Powell Symphony Hall “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles,” Jan. 20-21, The Fox Theatre JD Souther, Jan. 27, Old Rock House Railroad Earth, Jan. 27, The Pageant The Lemonheads, Jan. 28, Old Rock House Ryan Adams, Jan. 31, Peabody Opera House Little Big Town, Feb. 3, Lumiere Place “Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies,” Feb. 11-12, Powell Symphony Hall Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Feb. 17-19, Powell Symphony Hall The Firebird, March 2-3, Powell Symphony Hall The Fresh Beat Band, March 3, The Fox Theatre

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Genghis Grill made-to-order bowls give control to the diet By Suzanne Corbett Genghis Kahn would be pleased with his namesake Genghis Grill, a unique restaurant concept that has been conquering the American restaurant landscape. Genghis’ Ellisville location, one of 51 locations and the only Missouri operation, is the company’s No. 1 franchise store. It also is up for Business of the Year by the West St. Louis Chamber of Commerce. According to Genghis Grill owner Brian Durbin, this was accomplished one bowl at a time. Genghis Grill features fresh, made-to-order bowls. Customers can personally design them to satisfy individual cravings and dietary needs. “Unlike other Mongolian-style grills, when you create a bowl here, you’re only limited by your imagination and your ability to stack things,” Durbin said. “It’s based on a five-step system that begins with picking your protein. You then select your dry seasonings, veggies, sauce and finish with your starch. This lets you stay in control to build a bowl that allows you to keep it healthy. You control the amount of protein, sugar, salt or fat you put in your bowl. Because of this, we accommodate any diet – from low carb to high protein to sugar free.”

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Durbin said 90 percent of customers build their own bowls while the remainder picks from a dozen featured traditional and signature Khan Kitchen recipes, such as the Teriyaki Chicken and Beef Broccoli. Among these stock bowl standouts worth exploring are the veggie and tofu-rich Buddhist Bowl and the Cajun-inspired Bayou Bowl. All bowls are prepared on am exhibition kitchen grill, which is excellent entertainment for those wanting to watch the grill masters in action. Those who prefer to relax can enjoy the table service provided throughout the meal, which also includes access to Genghis’ full-service bar. Although Asian ingredients are featured, Durbin encourages customers to think outside the bowl and consider one of the international specialties offered. “We have spaghetti and meatballs, quesa- Genghis Grill owner Brian Durbin dillas and desserts, like cheesecake, brownies and ice cream, that can be ordered with To help stay within personal dietary goals, Genghis proadd-on toppings, which echoes that we’re all about choice,” vides an in-store and online nutrition guide, a tremendous Durbin said. “While we’re an Asian concept, we have a support tool that sets it apart from other Mongolian-style lot more. We have something for everyone. You can build grills. your own fajitas or pastas, or if you want a big bowl of Genghis Grill is dedicated to living healthier, providsteak you can do that, too.” ing year-round nutritional information and support to its Bowls come in two sizes, and customers are limited to guests. how much they can fit into their bowl, or they can get as “We’re a healthy alternative with variety,” Durbin said. much as they want with the Bottomless Bowl – the best “We’re fresh, wholesome and made to order – and we’re buy for hungry customers. fun.”

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