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Throw the rascals out? went to Washington to serve one term in Congress, then returned to their home state to resume their lives as private citizens. The rise of the permanent political class in Washington came with the rise of a vast government apparatus with unprecedented amounts of money and power to control and corrupt individuals, institutions and the fabric of the whole society. The first giant steps in this direction were taken in the 1930s, when the Great Depression provided the rationale for a radically expanded role of government that Franklin D. Roosevelt and his followers had believed in before there was a Great Depression. There are now people in Washington whose entire adult lives have been spent in government, in one role or another. Some begin as aides to politicians or as part of the sprawling empires of the federal bureaucracy. From this they progress to high elective or appointed offices in government. Turnover in Congress has been reduced almost to the vanishing point. Political alliances within government and with outside special interests, as well as the gerrymandering of Congressional districts, make most incumbents’ re-election virtually a foregone conclusion. The ability to distribute vast amounts of largess to voters, at the taxpayers’ expense – President Obama giving away free cell phones during an election year being just the tip of the iceberg – further tilts the balance in favor of incumbents. This kind of government must constantly “do something” in order to keep incumbents’ names in the news. In short, big government has every incentive to create bigger government. Throwing the rascals out will not get rid of this political pattern. The first step in limiting, and then scaling back, government itself must be limiting the time that anyone can remain in office – preferably limited to one term, to make it harder to become career politicians, a species we can well do without.

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Polls indicate that the public is so disgusted with Washington politicians of both parties that a surprisingly large proportion of the people would like to get rid of the whole lot of them. It is certainly understandable that voters would like to “throw the rascals out.” But there is no point in throwing the rascals out, if we are just going to get a new set of rascals to replace them. In other words, we need to think about what there is about current political practices that repeatedly bring to power such a counterproductive set of people. Those we call “public servants” have in fact become public masters. And they act like it. They squander ever more vast amounts of our tax money, and still leave trillions of dollars of national debt to be paid by our children and grandchildren. They intrude into our private lives with ever more restrictions, red tape and electronic surveillance. And they turn different groups of Americans against each other with class warfare rhetoric and policies. None of this is inevitable. In fact, this pattern is largely the culmination of political trends set in motion during the 1930s, and reaching a climax today. During the 1920s, the national debt was reduced and the role of government scaled back. Unemployment went as low as 1.8 percent. President Calvin Coolidge, with every prospect of being re-elected in 1928, declared simply: “I do not choose to run.” Later, in his memoirs, he explained how dangerous it is to have anyone remain too long in the White House, surrounded by flattery and insulated from reality. What a contrast that attitude is with the attitude of the current occupant of the White House! The contrast extends beyond these two presidents. What we have today that we did not have in the early history of this country is a permanent political class in Washington – a Congress and an evergrowing federal bureaucracy composed of people who have become a permanent ruling class. The United States was not founded by career politicians but by people who took time out from their regular professions to serve during a crucial time in the creation of a new nation – and a new kind of nation in a world ruled by kings and emperors. In the 19th century, there was a high rate of turnover in Congress. Many people

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Fixing the Health Insurance Marketplace To the Editor: We’re not working on the right problem! Although the Health Insurance Marketplace registration website has many problems, it is the synchronization of the various databases necessary to validate registrant input data on the back end that is of the most concern. For example, when income is entered, the site checks with the IRS database to see if the number is correct and that the registrant is not low-balling the system in order to qualify for a higher subsidy. There are lots of questions like this that need similar responses from who knows how many databases in how many agencies, insurance companies, and, well, you get the idea. Over a decade ago I was on a health care industry data synchronization task force that was searching for a way to track the procurement of goods and services used by each patient to that patient. We soon discovered that the average hospital had about 250 separate databases and (believe it or not) 72 different ways to spell 3M. We threw in the towel after two years. And this was just on the supply chain side. The marketplace’s patient information side is infinitely more complex. Add in many more questions and 20-plus million participants and you soon discover that it just can’t be done. Really. It’s like trying to hear 1,000 voices from 1,000 different directions all talking at the same time. A fundamental change in system architecture is needed – one that locates of all relevant data in one place – in a single database. This architecture has what is known “as the single version of the truth,” where a master copy of the data can be stored, easily maintained and unambiguously validated, and where no data synchronization is required. Sounds simple, but it is not. How many years did it take the Vatican to accept that the Earth was not the center of our universe? Nevertheless, like Galileo, we have to keep trying because it is the only thing that makes any sense. David Hough Town & Country

Discussing liberty amendments To the Editor: Attention Missouri legislature and ordi-

nary citizens: It’s time for us in the states to take our power and freedom back from the federal government. It’s time for us to have a thorough and detailed discussion about Mark Levin’s liberty proposal, found in his book “The Liberty Amendments.” It’s time to talk about an Article V state legislature convention. It’s time for term limits. Both parties are at fault. You see, recently the U.S. Senate passed a continuing resolution to fund the government until Jan. 15, 2014. We all have seen the news. The final senate vote was 81 “yeas” and 18 “nays.” At the same time this citizen received an envelope informing me that my individual health insurance policy would be terminated, due to the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. I am sure I am just one of hundreds of thousands being informed, as Obamacare goes into effect in January 2014, requiring government-approved policies only. The exact wording in my letter stated: “Since your current health plan does not meet all the ACA requirements it will terminate …” While researching this budget deal (H.R. 2775), I learned some things. Did you know that included in this CR (a.k.a. the McConnell-Reid deal) are the following: • Nearly $3 billion earmarked for a Kentucky project – a provision that increases funding for the massive Olmsted Locks and Dam in Paducah from $775 million to nearly $2.9 billion • $175,000 earmarked for a death benefit payment to the widow of Senator Frank Lautenberg • An increase in the cap from $100 million to $450 million for Waivers for Colorado Emergency Highway Funding I find this all very interesting. Concerning the death benefit, research shows that before Lautenberg’s death, he was No. 8 on Roll Call’s 50 Richest Members of Congress, with a net worth of at least $56.8 million. Did you know that as a nation we are some $17 trillion in debt (according to the U.S. debt clock) and growing at the rate of some $1 trillion a year, with almost $90 million in unfunded mandates? This includes Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and now Obamacare, according to the National Center for Policy Analysis. And D.C. cannot figure out how to cut one darn dime from our spending. The Washington Examiner reports that according to a new Harvard University Institute of Politics study, the U.S. debt bill is now $123,000 per worker. Our esteemed senators and representa-

tives are able to receive federal subsidies for payment of their health plans, yet we the people are not able to keep our health plans if we like them, even if we are paying it all ourselves. Didn’t our president assure us we could “keep our plans”? So much for D.C. truth. I applaud the 18 senators who voted Nay to this shameful CR. Unfortunately neither of my senators is included in my thanks. Both Senator McCaskill and Senator Blunt voted to fund all of this. They certainly did not represent me, let alone fight for me in this fight for the soul of our nation and my pocketbook. The states are our only answer. There rests the only hope we have. D.C. is not able to reform itself. “The Liberty Amendments” gives us the action plan to move forward. If you have not already done so, I hope many of you read it, start discussions about it and begin to act upon it. I wonder, do we have any patriots in the Missouri legislature willing to take up this cause? I sure hope so, but only time will tell. Kathy Teutenberg Chesterfield

A threat to our security To The Editor: The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the outgoing deputy director of the CIA have both warned that the biggest threat to the security of our democracy is a faltering economy. Their remarks come at a time when our economy has been destabilized by gross and obscene “I know it when I see it” inequalities between the nation’s very wealthy and the poor. An economy driven by biased market forces and moneyed interests that have hijacked the legislative and judicial political functions, have relegated the middle class to little more than collateral damage or “roadkill.” Such economic and social inequalities have not been witnessed since America’s Gilded Age of the 1920s, which was followed, of course, by the Great Depression. FDR’s multifaceted New Deal restored a satisfactory level of equality and ushered in the post WWII economic boom that lasted well into the 1970s. With a couple of notable exceptions, provisions of the New Deal largely have been eradicated and replaced with measures favoring the

wealthy such that the economic game has now been rigged to work to the disadvantaged classes and imposed restraints upon our own recovery from what has been termed the Great Recession. The good news is that a poor economy actually lends itself readily to management techniques with the caveat that there must be the political resolve in place to implement the necessary remedial measures. Sadly, that political resolve has apparently vacated the capitol building where political gridlock is the new order of the day. Perhaps even more sadly, many of those currently disadvantaged by the ailing economy have apparently been duped by wellorganized and financed public relations campaigns reflecting Think Tank regurgitations, which cause the low information folks to vote against their own economic best interests. The lack of opportunities for well paying jobs will mean that more college graduates and young people will have to live with their parents, and a withering of the demand for goods and services that are drivers of a good economy. A robust economy would, like a rising tide, float everyone’s boat. But where are the politicians needed to make that happen in this day of government shutdowns and political demagoguery? Grover Norquist notwithstanding, we need to replace the current regressive individual and corporate tax structure to their historical progressive protocol during which – Are you listening, Grover? – the economy was humming for all of us and unemployment was at acceptable lows. Capitalism works best for all of us when the government regulates those activities having the potential for predatory practices – yes, the same government that some want to make “as inconsequential in your life as possible.” Right now, corporate executives write their own compensation packages and many are hundreds of times greater than workers’ salaries and unrelated to corporate success, etc. We hear much talk these days that, as a nation, we are lurching toward socialism. This is some of the Think Tank nonsense. We need government to be a player in our economy which, contrary to current suggestions, is much more complex than a household budget.There is a need to make a move in the direction of egalitarianism. Right now our sputtering economy is putting all of us in peril. Paul Kornberger Glencoe


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Race-hustling results By Thomas Sowell Years ago, someone said that, according to the laws of aerodynamics, bumblebees cannot fly. But the bumblebees, not knowing the laws of aerodynamics, go ahead and fly anyway. Something like that happens among people. There have been many ponderous academic writings and dour editorials in the mainstream media, lamenting that most people born poor cannot rise in American society any more. Meanwhile, many poor immigrants arrive here from various parts of Asia, and rise on up the ladder anyway. Often these Asian immigrants arrive not only with very little money, but also very little knowledge of English. They start out working at low-paid jobs but working so many hours, often at more than one job, that they are able to put a little money aside. After a few years, they have enough money to open some little shop, where they still work long hours, and still save their money, so that they can afford to send their children to college. Meanwhile, these children know that their parents not only expect, but demand, that they make good grades. Some people try to explain why Asians and Asian-Americans succeed so well in education and in the economy – perhaps by some special characteristics that they have. That may be true, but their success may also be due to what they do not have – namely leaders who tell them that the deck is so stacked against them that they cannot rise, or at least not without depending on leaders. Such leaders are like the people who said that the laws of aerodynamics showed that the bumblebee cannot fly. Those who have believed such leaders have in fact stayed grounded, unlike the bumblebees. A painful moment for me, years ago, when I was on the lecture circuit, came after a talk at Marquette University, when a young black student rose and asked: “Even though I am graduating from Marquette University, what hope is there for me?” Back in the 1950s, when I was a student, I never encountered any fellow black student who expressed such hopelessness, even though there was far more racial discrimination then. We knew that there were obstacles for us to overcome,

and we intended to overcome them. The memory of that Marquette student came back to me, years later, when another black young man said that he had wanted to become a pilot and had even planned to join the Air Force in order to do so. But then, he said he now realized that “The Man” would never allow a black guy to become a pilot. This was said decades after a whole squadron of black fighter plane pilots made a reputation for themselves in World War II, as the Tuskegee Airmen. There have been black generals in the Air Force. Both these young men – and many others – have learned all too well the lessons taught by race hustlers, in their social version of the laws of aerodynamics, which said that they could not rise. You don’t hear about racial leaders like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson among Asians or Asian-Americans. Here and there you may see some irresponsible academics peddling that line in the classroom – some of whom are of Asian ancestry, since no race of human beings is completely lacking in fools. But they do not get the same attention, or draw the same following, as race hustlers operating in black or Hispanic communities. By and large, Asian youngsters rise and fly. Other groups in times past also arrived on these shores with very little money and often with very little education, at least during the immigrant generation. A poem by Carl Sandburg, back during that era, referred to a Jewish fish peddler in Chicago: “His face is that of a man terribly glad to be selling fish, terribly glad that God made fish, and customers to whom he may call his wares from a pushcart.” This fish peddler probably had not gone to college, and so had no one to tell him that he couldn’t make it, and that his children couldn’t rise, because this was such a terrible country. No one can claim that there was no anti-Semitism in America, any more than they can claim that there was never any anti-Asian discrimination. There was plenty of both. But that is very different from following leaders whose message would only keep them grounded, after the skies were open to them as never before.

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News Br iefs BALLWN Employee kindness commended When Linda Tate and Leonard Clark in the Ballwin public works department heard about an elderly couple’s plight after a deer was struck and killed by a vehicle in front of their home on Clayton Road, they combined efforts to remedy the situation. Tate, the department’s administrative assistant, handled the call from the Ballwin residents, who didn’t know what to do about extensive blood stains on their driveway after St. Louis County removed the deer. Clayton is a county road and does not fall under Ballwin’s jurisdiction. However, after learning of the incident from Tate, Clark, an avid hunter, volunteered to clean up the mess on his own time. When Gary Kramer, who heads Ballwin’s public works department, learned about the incident from an editorial in West Newsmagazine, he decided the two employees deserved official recognition from the city. On Oct. 14, Kramer presented framed commendation certificates to both employees during the Board of Aldermen meeting.

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The Creve Coeur City Council has voted to pay off the bonds on the Millennium Park six years early. The council on Oct. 28 approved a resolution to use idle funds to pay off slightly more than $4 million in bonds after the beginning of the year. This year’s budget included the early payoff. In 2004, the city issued $7,235,000 in bonds for the park at 2 Barnes West Drive. After it makes the due payment of $650,000 plus interest on Jan. 1, a total of $3,360,000 will remain. A report by Director of Finance Daniel Smith said it makes more sense to use idle funds to pay off the park bonds than to invest them. Whereas the interest rate on the Millennium debt is about 3.9 percent, the city is fortunate to get 1.5 percent interest on its five-year investments, he noted.

Vacancies filled The Creve Coeur City Council voted on Oct. 28 to fill three vacancies on city panels.

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Christine Faron was named to fill the unexpired term of Humayun Somjee on the Arts Commission. Somjee resigned in August. The term expires June 30, 2014. Sekhar Probhakar was appointed to fill the unexpired term of David Griege on the Economic Development Commission. Griege resigned in September. The term expires June 30, 2016. The council also named David Hoffman to fill the unexpired term of Dan Simms on the Parks and Recreation Committee. Simms resigned in September. The term expires June 30, 2014. A committee made up of Mayor Barry Glantz and Council President Scott Saunders nominated the three for council approval.

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Seeking federal funds for bridge repair Chesterfield’s City Council has approved an ordinance that will allow the city to seek federal funding for the Schoettler Road bridge replacement project. The approved legislation will allow the city to execute an agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation that will make Chesterfield eligible to receive additional funding for the project. According to

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Private communities in Chesterfield won’t be left out in the cold this winter when it comes to getting reimbursed for snow plowing. On Oct. 21, the Chesterfield City Council successfully voted to amend the Private Street Snow Removal Reimbursement Program. This program gives the people who take care of private streets the ability to apply for

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Outlet malls up the need for more police in Chesterfield By DAN FOX dfox@newsmagazinenetwork.com The Chesterfield Police Department is expanding its pool of police officers to match an expected rise in jobs, residents and consumers within the city. Police Chief Ray Johnson said increased activity in Chesterfield Valley, in conjunction with the opening of the new outlet malls, is estimated to increase the workload of the police department. In an attempt to get a leg up on the upcoming holiday shopping season, Johnson said the department approached the City Council for permission to hire additional manpower. The new hires will be paid from funds already allocated to the department. Due to several vacancies in the department, Johnson said there is a sizable amount of unspent labor dollars remaining in the budget. The department has allocated $150,000 to help pay the salaries of the new officers, as well as to supply their equipment. If required, the department can also use money obtained from drug forfeitures to help pay the costs of hiring the new officers. “I approached them with the idea of uti-

lizing those unspent labor dollars and getting a little ahead of the game and hiring three people now, so that we could use those people to assist us with the additional workload coming at us with the shopping season,” Johnson said. According to City Administrator Mike Herring, future development will further expand the city’s capacity and increase the need for more police officers. Herring said new developments by the Reinsurance Group of America and Mercy Health Systems, as well as an expansion by Monsanto, will increase the number of jobs within Chesterfield. “Over the next five years we anticipate growth in permanent full-time jobs of about 5,000 new jobs,” Herring said. He said the addition of new police officers is a reaction to looking ahead at the future needs of the city. Two of the positions have already been filled, and the department is in the process of finding a third candidate, according to Johnson. Looking ahead to 2014, Johnson said the department is requesting consideration in the 2014 budget for three additional officers. The request is currently being

reviewed by the city administrator and finance director, and if approved will pass before the City Council along with the rest of the 2014 budget in December. The addition would leave the department with 90 police officers at its disposal. In order to have officers ready for duty whenever the city needs them, the department has already begun a selection process in order to create a list of potential recruits who meet the requirements. “That process is continuing,” Johnson said. “We’re optimistic that if approved,we could see those three positions filled early in the year if not in January.” The recruitment process takes about three months from start to finish, and includes a multitude of tests that determine the applicants’ potential. After the department selects its top picks from the candidates, the finalists are put through a 10- to 12-week field training process. Johnson said the department has had the choice of some excellent candidates, and that those hired have been “outstanding.” “We’re very pleased with the quality of applications that we’ve been receiving lately,” Johnson said. “We have some very top quality candidates to pick from.”

David Spence removed from Police Board consideration By MARY SHAPIRO mshapiro@newsmagazinenetwork.com Citing concern about the loss of confidentiality of information he would have to submit to the county as part of his background check, David Spence has asked for, and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley accepted, withdrawal of his name from nomination for the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners. In a letter to Dooley dated Oct. 22, Spence, a Republican who unsuccessfully sought to become Missouri’s governor in 2012, wrote that he regretted asking for withdrawal of his name from nomination for the five-member board, which has three vacancies and, thus, doesn’t have a quorum to meet. Spence, of Ladue, wrote that he withdrew his nomination because of new legislation put forward by Councilmembers Steve Stenger (District 6) and Michael O’Mara (District 4) that Spence called “flawed, in that it creates possible exposure that is unnecessary and unacceptable to me.” While Spence wrote that he didn’t have a problem submitting to background or credit checks for the post, he said, “I do have a problem with the council not being able to safeguard my business and personal information.” He called the information required under

the new ordinance “excessive.” “Council members themselves are not subject to the kind of exposure being asked of private individuals who simply want to serve their community,” Spence wrote. “Despite assurances that these documents will be kept private, the council cannot guarantee that the information is not subject to state sunshine laws.” While he wrote that background and credit checks on county employees are protected personnel files, “board members, however, are not entitled to the same protections.” While he understood the desire to thoroughly review candidates, Spence said, “I believe the new ordinance has consequences that are politically and civically shortsighted.” Dooley had announced Spence as a candidate for the police board two months ago, to replace Gregory Sansone, who had stepped down. “It’s unfortunate he had to drop out, but we now need to move forward, since we couldn’t guarantee confidentiality for him because someone would be able to ‘sunshine’ his background check,” Dooley said Oct. 22. “We need three more people for the police board, and we’re going to work on that.” But Dooley said he feared some can-

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didates could have the same concerns as Spence, “and I hope we can get past that.” “The police board can’t function without having a quorum. It can’t conduct business now,” Dooley said. However, he also said that lack of a quorum on the board wouldn’t affect County Police pay or the protection of residents and businesses. “Though, if there’s an appeal of something or a grievance (to be considered), the lack of a quorum may play into that,” he said.

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Ellisville city manager removed from office By DAN FOX dfox@newsmagazinenetwork.com At a special session on Oct. 28, the Ellisville City Council passed a final resolution to remove Kevin Bookout as city manager. The resolution terminated Bookout with cause, and does not entitle him to any severance pay. The city had the option to remove Bookout without cause, which would have entitled him to six months’ worth of salary and health insurance. The vote passed four to two, with Councilmember Roze Acup (District 3) absent from the meeting. Councilmembers Cindy Pool (District 3) and Matt Pirrello (District 1) voted against the resolution. Prior to the vote, Pirrello questioned the use of “cause.” “To the best of my knowledge, I have neither seen nor heard, nor is there anything written, as to what the cause is, and I’m concerned about moving forward from a legal perspective for removing Mr. Bookout for cause when cause is yet to be established,” Pirrello said. Mayor Adam Paul responded by saying all personnel matters must be discussed in closed session. Councilmember Mick Cahill (District 2), who made the initial motion back in September to remove Bookout, said his reasons for the motion are unchanged. Cahill said that, in his opinion, Bookout was not as responsive to all the councilmembers as he should be. “Personally I found him not to be fair to the whole council,” Cahill said. He added that he did feel Bookout had done a good job managing the city during his time as city manager. During public comments, Bookout briefly spoke, thanking the city for the opportunity to serve the community for the last 10 years. “I’m proud of the staff that’s been assembled here, and I’m proud of all the work that’s been done and accomplished over the last 10 years,” Bookout said. “And regardless of the city council’s decision tonight I just wanted to wish the city of Ellisville all the best.” As of presstime, the city had not released any information regarding Bookout’s replacement.


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Monarch employees file suit over promotion practices Board accused of bypassing current captain eligibility list By JIM ERICKSON ericksonjim@att.net In a consent order issued Oct. 31 by the St. Louis County Circuit Court, the Monarch Fire Protection District Board of Directors has agreed it will not promote anyone to fill a vacancy for a captain’s position in the department other than three employees now on a current eligibility list. The order, signed by Judge Mary Elizabeth Ott, comes after a legal action was filed a day earlier by three Monarch employees. The complaint charged that the Monarch board was violating promotion procedures spelled out in the collective bargaining agreement with Local 2665, International Association of Firefighters, by not acting to fill a vacant captain’s position from the existing list of qualified candidates. The speed of the hearing and resulting order apparently stemmed from the fact the current promotion eligibility list expires early in November. The collective bargaining agreement calls for any vacancies in captain positions to be filled from that list. Those filing the complaint were Thomas Beauchamp II, Dana Buckley and Craig Sullivan, the top three candidates on the current promotion list, the legal action said. According to the complaint, Monarch Fire Chief Tom Vineyard had recommended the Monarch board promote the top-ranked person on the eligibility list to the captain position, which was vacant as of Oct. 1 due to a retirement. However, the board “tabled” the issue of promoting a candidate from the current list, the complaint said. At its Oct. 29 meeting, the Monarch board announced that tests and an evaluation procedure to create a new list of eligible candidates will be held early in November after the current list expires. The board also said it will change how the testing and evaluation process is conducted. As spelled out in the current collective bargaining agreement, the process calls for a list of candidates to be selected every two years based on tests that traditionally have been held in October. Those tests have been administered and overseen by a panel of senior officers from outside fire departments. Had the current list expired before the captain vacancy was filled, the current roster of candidates would have lost the promotion list position they earned two years ago when the last test was administered.

Holding this year’s qualification test in November also could affect candidates who had set their personal schedules based on the traditional October testing schedule. Employees are required to take the tests during off-duty hours. Before the consent order, Board President Robin Harris said the board’s view was that it was complying with the captain promotion process spelled out in the collective bargaining agreement. The new testing and evaluation procedure will eliminate the practice of relying solely on senior officers from other fire departments to conduct the process. With Board Member Jane Cunningham and Harris for and Board Member Steve Swyers against, the board approved a list of names from which an interview panel and evaluators will be selected. At the Oct. 29 meeting, Cunningham quickly read the names of prospective evaluators and panel members and their current professional status. While some have a fire department background or experience, the majority do not, according to personal details Cunningham briefly reviewed. The list of prospective evaluators and panel members had not been raised at earlier meetings. The same list of prospective evaluators and panel members apparently also will serve in selecting new firefighter-paramedics. The judge’s consent order says Monarch can move forward with the process for developing a new captain’s promotion list but will not “prepare, create or publish” that list. A hearing is scheduled Nov. 12 to consider other aspects of the original complaint, including that the Monarch board be required to immediately promote one of the top three employees on the current list. Although it’s unclear if board decisions on this and future issues will generate more legal challenges, directors did approve on a 2-1 vote, with Swyers opposed, the purchase of more insurance to protect directors if they are named in future lawsuits. The new policy from Westchester Fire Insurance Co. adds another $5 million in coverage at a cost of $60,000 in annual premiums. At an earlier meeting in October, the board also voted to purchase $5 million in directors and officers coverage from Smith McGehee, a St. Louis County insurance firm, to supplement what directors viewed as inadequate protection in the district’s basic liability policy. The yearly premium of that plan is $146,000.


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Children’s Service Fund allocates more than $97 million in tax-supported grants By MARY SHAPIRO mshapiro@newsmagazinenetwork.com Keeping kids first – that’s the battle cry of the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund (CSF). Created after passage in 2008 of a quarter-cent sales tax measure, CSF provides supplemental support to local organizations that provide mental health and substance abuse services for children and youth ages 19 and younger in St. Louis County. While CSF has come under fire in recent years, including an FBI investigation last year and criticism this year for its failure to achieve a quorum at board meetings and decisions made during closed meetings, supporters of the agency say it is necessary and important. On Oct. 18, CSF announced that more than 60 local nonprofit and government agencies would be receiving more than $97 million in two-year funding grants. Agencies based in Creve Coeur, Eureka and unincorporated far West County were among the named recipients. The allocations are for the period Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2015, said Julie Leicht, CSF interim executive director. Local agencies receiving funding include: • $2,297,917.16 to Jewish Family & Children’s Service • $ 541,398.10 to Mercy Health Foundation • $1,795,248.95 to St. Louis Crisis Nursery • $ 693,332.80 to Wyman Center, Inc. Leicht said that more than $150 million in funding requests were received from 70 agencies. In keeping with the agency’s promise to maintain better transparency, its board also voted Oct. 17 to open all future grant allocation discussions to the public. This year, CSF adopted a two-year funding cycle for the first time. All previous allocations were for one year. This is the fourth round of funding for CSF since

August 2010, Leicht said. Funds can be used in various service areas, such as crisis intervention, counseling, outpatient psychiatry, outpatient substance abuse treatment, respite care, school-based prevention, aid to unwed and pregnant teens, temporary shelter and transitional living. Leicht said the goal of those services is to improve the lives of children and their families by driving down the prevalence of abuse and neglect, homelessness, substance abuse, suicide and out-of-home placement. The allocation process allows the CSF board to award funding to organizations that will provide the best care to county youth, she said. Priority funding decisions were based on agencies that proposed delivering services in county ZIP codes with the highest concentration of poverty among youth. The Board also established priorities based on gaps in services, shown in a countywide needs assessment released this year, Leicht said. To make CSF more transparent and improve services, Leicht said a new standardized rate structure was introduced within the last year for reimbursing agencies getting allocations on a “fee-for-service” basis. That means agencies delivering similar services will be reimbursed at the same rate as they provide the services. “Agencies can’t bill us for any of the money being awarded until they actually see children and provide services. They won’t get their total allocation all at once,” she said. St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley praised CSF as “doing a marvelous job.” “Every part of the county is being impacted and addressed with this funding, because all of them have kids in need of outstanding programs,” he said. “These agencies have committed to making a difference in our community.”

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cellphone tower flag requirement, Alderman Kathy Kerlagon (Ward 4) said she thought it would be appropriate for AT&T to assist in placing a new standard flagpole and provide illumination for it in the park’s entrance median. Alderman Michael Boland (Ward 4) agreed and suggested that the city and the company jointly investigate the costs involved before the board took final action on the exemption. Board consensus favored that approach. In return for getting rid of the tower flagpole maintenance problems, AT&T already has agreed to pay the city an extra $100 per month for renting the park property.

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Republican Tony Pousosa enters 2014 St. Louis County Executive race By MARY SHAPIRO mshapiro@newsmagazinenetwork.com Tony Pousosa pledges to be not only an advocate for limited government but also for a government more responsive to the voices of residents and businesses as the Republican from South County begins his bid for the St. Louis County Executive post that will be on the November 2014 ballot. More than 80 people attended an announcement party on Oct. 29 at the Missouri Athletic Club in West County for Pousosa, 43, who has been a Ward 1 alderman in Green Park for six years. “I originally wanted to be in politics due to the St. Louis County trash district issue,” he said. “I realized there were so many issues people don’t know about.” Pousosa is also Republican State Committeeman for the First Senatorial District and Republican Committeeman for Concord Township. He has been president of the Concord Lemay Republican Club since 2010. Pousosa has been employed for 28 years at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and works as a surgical nurse. He was unsuccessful in 2012 in his effort to become a District 6 St. Louis County councilmember. He could be facing the winner of that election, Steve Stenger, or current St. Louis

County Executive Charlie Dooley next year. Both are Democratic candidates for the post. Pousosa has been married for 17 years to wife Gina, and the couple has two sons, Kyle, 12, and Drew, 10. He grew up in the Dogtown neighborhood of St. Louis and graduated in 1989 from Southwest High School. He has been a volunteer with the St. Louis County Police Third and Fourth Precincts as a member of the Citizens Academy Alumni Association since 2009. Among issues Pousosa spoke to on Oct. 29 was his concern about St. Louis County’s recent approval of an Oakville HUD Senior Living Center, despite opposition from many neighboring South County residents, which he called an example of county government “ignoring the needs of the community in favor of big business, developers and other beneficiaries of public funds.” He promised to change the notification process for similar projects to ensure more residents know about plans. Pousosa also said he was opposed to any merger between St. Louis County and City. “I’m the only candidate openly expressing opposition to joint governance,” he said, adding he supports state legislation allowing at least some public-private partnerships to be audited.

He contended St. Louis “is on the brink of financial ruin and their public schools are on the brink of unaccreditation. St. Louis must clean up its fiscal house before it enters ours.” He called “corruption rampant” in county government, adding that “FBI investigations and scandal have plagued” the time in office of Dooley and Stenger, referring to an investigation of contract work on the new county police crime lab and another into use of some county health department funds by an employee who later committed suicide. He supports handing over authority to the state auditor to investigate all county agencies. He also criticized county officials for “taxing events and temporary signs used by schools and churches for fundraisers.” “I feel using schools and churches as new sources of revenue isn’t a sound way to build a community,” he said. Among those expressing support for Pousosa at the Oct. 29 event were Rep. Paul Curtman (R- District 109) and former Sen. Jim Lembke. Curtman said he hoped county voters “will be able to see and value the candidate they have in Tony, someone who’ll be available and accessible and will protect property rights and respect the rule of law.” Lembke charged that Pousosa can “win

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West County EMS moves toward solar as Ameren requests end to rebates By JIM ERICKSON ericksonjim@att.net Despite Ameren Missouri’s request asking for an end to a solar rebate program, the West County EMS and Fire Protection District is moving ahead with plans to place solar panels atop its firehouses and buildings. Brightergy, a solar energy development and finance firm with offices in Kansas City and St. Louis, says Ameren’s move won’t affect the West County project financially because the district will be leasing the panels and will turn over any available tax credits to the firm. As a government entity, West County cannot use tax credits available to those making solar installations. Under the Brightergy proposal, unanimously approved by the West County board at its Oct. 21 meeting, the district will pay no upfront costs for the solar panels and will lease them for 20 years at a cost of $170 monthly for each location. “It’s up to us to apply for the tax credits in this situation, and I can assure you we will be doing so with every expectation that they will be forthcoming,” Brightergy’s Cindy Bambini said. Plans call for Brightergy to install solar panels on West County’s administration building and firehouse on Henry Road, its firehouse and learning center on Manchester Road and its station on Clayton Road in Town & Country. At an earlier meeting when the proposal was first discussed, it wasn’t clear if the

Town & County location would be on the installation list, because that step required approval by the city’s Board of Aldermen. However, West County officials now say that barring any unexpected developments, that location will be included. Using current electrical rates and factoring in no future increases, West County’s projected savings for the three structures on Manchester and Henry roads are projected at more than $162,000 over and above the monthly lease payments during the 20-year period. Including the Town & Country location will add to those savings. Ameren has asked the Missouri Public Service Commission to approve ending the solar rebate payments due to the financial burden created by a large influx of requests. A ballot initiative voters strongly supported in 2008 calls for investor-owned utilities to obtain a certain amount of their electrical generation from renewable resources. It also sets a limit of 1 percent on rate increases stemming from that measure. The company says the large amount of solar rebates already paid so far this year and an even larger amount still awaiting approval will exceed the 1 percent rate limit. However, opinions vary on how that limit should be calculated. The PSC has until mid-December to review Ameren’s request and hold a public hearing before making a decision. Work on the West County installations is anticipated during the first half of 2014.

Gov. Nixon to deliver keynote at Progress 64 West banquet Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will give the keynote address and receive an award for the new Missouri Works business incentive program at the 26th annual Excellence in Community Development Awards Banquet hosted by the civic group Progress 64 West. The event will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton in Chesterfield. This year’s banquet theme is “Saluting Job Creators.” Other 2013 honorees will include Air Evac Lifeteam, Lindenwood University and St. Charles Community College, the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee District, the St. Charles County Association of Realtors, Ed Hassinger of the Missouri Department of Transportation; and local philanthropist, banker, and civic leader John Hammond. “It is a tremendous honor for Progress 64 West to have Gov. Nixon giving this year’s

keynote address about creating jobs and growing the economy in metro St. Louis and across Missouri,” said Pam Hobbs, the civic group’s 2013 president. “We salute the state for the new Missouri Works assistance program as well as celebrate all of our honorees for their organizational and individual roles in fostering economic success and job creation.” Reservations and sponsorships can be reserved now at progress64west.org.  Individual tickets are $75 and sponsorships range from Silver Sponsorships of $650 per table through Platinum Sponsorships of $2,500. At the banquet, the Louis S. Sachs Scholarship will be awarded based on winning entries in an executive summary business plan competition. For more info about tickets and sponsorships, contact Jim Susman at (314) 9973390 or susgroup@gmail.com.


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Supermajority needed to OK Jones property changes in Wildwood By MARY SHAPIRO mshapiro@newsmagazinenetwork.com Wildwood’s City Council will need a supermajority vote on Nov. 11 to give final approval to legislation that would allow more homes and less commercial development on part of the so-called Jones properties, specifically on 66 acres at the northwest corner of Hwy. 100 and Taylor Road. The council approved a first-round vote on Oct. 28 on legislation that would amend the city’s comprehensive zoning map – specifically, the land use designations – to increase the area of neighborhood edge district uses, which allow for single-family, detached homes, while decreasing the amount of neighborhood general district uses, which allow multi-family development of no more than five-story buildings and commercial use only

The Arbors development stalled in Chesterfield By DAN FOX dfox@newsmagazinenetwork The 58-acre residential development planned to go near the intersection of Strecker Road and Church Road has been delayed. On Oct. 21, the Chesterfield City Council was prepared to review a pair of bills that would allow the development of The Arbors at Kehrs Mill to move forward. The project’s developer, McBride and Sons Homes Inc., had planned to build 44 homes on the 58-acre site. However, prior to the meeting, residents submitted a protest petition. The petition changed the required number of votes needed for the bill’s passage to a minimum of six instead of the usual majority. When the council voted, the final tally was 5-3. Wildwood resident Mike Collins, who lives adjacent to The Arbors development site, said he is not against developing the land, but that the development should fit in with the style of subdivisions already built in the area. Don Turner, a resident of Country Place subdivision in Chesterfield, said he was against densely packing houses into the development. “The problem is the size of the house compared to the size of the lot, and that’s where the concerns come in,” Turner said. However, opposition to the development wasn’t unanimous. Doris Frazier, a resident on Church Road in Chesterfield, said, in her opinion, a neighborhood with a lower cost of living could benefit the area. “There needs to be homes out here where people can afford them. My kids have all moved away from Chesterfield. They’ll never be able to come back out this way to live,” Frazier said.

on the first floor of any multi-story buildings. At least 11 of Wildwood’s 16 councilmembers – rather than the normal nine – will need to approve the final vote, because of the amendments being made to the comprehensive zoning map of the city’s charter, explained Joe Vujnich, the city’s director of planning and parks. In the existing version of the regulating plan, the neighborhood edge district uses are on only the northern and eastern perimeters of the property, immediately bordering existing homes in subdivisions such as Evergreen.

The modifications would let those uses take up more land on parts of the property near existing homes, while multi-family/ commercial development would remain along major roads. There is no current proposal for development of the site before the city. Most of the property is vacant, though three homes sit on part of the land. While owners of the property are opposed to the changes, many neighboring residents support them, insisting they would allow for a more residential buffer area between

their homes and any future higher-density development that may occur. Councilmember Debra Smith McCutchen (Ward 5) said many residents “have been clear they want to expand the neighborhood edge area and are concerned about future commercial development.” However, Rick Jones, who lives on Robin Crest Court in Audubon Village, said he objected to the plan and asked for stand-alone commercial use to be allowed, “to complement what’s being allowed on the south side of Hwy. 100.”


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Until Oct. 30, two of those on hand had known each other only as familiar voices over the phone when one sent the other on emergency medical calls. Corey Lavoi, a North Central dispatcher for 28 years before joining the Central County staff a month ago, and Dave Casey, a paramedic with Christian Hospital’s ambulance service for 33 years, estimate they had talked with each other hundreds of times during their years on the job. They met face-to-face for the first time Oct. 30. Casey, who lives in the area served by the Meramec Ambulance District, is a recently elected member of that entity’s board and now represents the district on the Central County board. He was at the Central County center to observe the call-handling switch. Christian Hospital provides ambulance service for many of the North County fire protection districts. Its paramedics, formerly dispatched by the North Central operation, now are being directed from Central County.

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A battle between Chesterfield and Wildwood took place on Oct. 20 in a peaceful meadow in Wildwood. The rope tug-ofwar was held during the ninth annual Woodchoppers’ Ball, an old country fair-type event held at Bill Ballard’s Balmar Farms in Wildwood. Ballard’s co-hosts were Bill Coulter and Stuart From left: Bill Coulter, Bill Ballard, Bob Clausen, Bob and Stacey Morse. Nation and Tim Woerther The opposing mayors led their respective teams in the contest, and Chesterfield captured the prize – a hatchet in a log – designed and created by Bob Clausen, of Chesterfield. “We needed all the help we could get to pull the weight of Wildwood,” Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation said. As for losing the tug-of-war, Wildwood Mayor Tim Woerther said, “Guess we were just outweighed.”


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Monarch enters into public bargaining discussions By JIM ERICKSON ericksonjim@att.net The third in a series of public bargaining sessions between the Monarch Fire Protection District Board of Directors and the bargaining team from Local 2665 of the International Association of Firefighters was held as part of a lengthy series of open and closed board sessions Oct. 29. This time, the room was filled primarily with firefighter-paramedics who remained after the board conducted a disciplinary hearing involved Assistant Fire Chief John Borgmann. Holding such bargaining sessions, or “workshops” as Robin Harris, Monarch board chairman, has described them, in a setting open to the public, is not typical. Missouri’s Sunshine Law permits public bodies to hold labor negotiations behind closed doors. Legal issues, transactions involving real estate and personnel matters also can be discussed in private. Harris said he wanted to hold discussions on the current collective bargaining agreement in an open format when it was negotiated about two years ago but “was overruled by (Steve) Swyers and (Kim) Evans at that time.” “I have always felt that as a public entity using tax dollars to operate, it is appropriate for the negotiations between the Board and the union committee to be held in the open where our bosses – the residents and taxpayers – can watch the process should they choose,” Harris continued. He added that while Missouri statutes permit labor negotiations with public entities to be held behind closed doors, the law does not require that approach. Rick Barry, an attorney who represents the firefighters, takes a different view. He says that during all of his years in legal

practice, he has never witnessed or heard of labor negotiations being held in sessions open to the public. While public boards may be allowed to hold open negotiating sessions, he considers that option to be “reckless.” One reason is that whenever negotiations involve worker’s compensation, health insurance or other issues involving individual employees, privacy rights can be violated if a person’s name were mentioned during the discussion.

In fact, the Oct. 28 session did focus on workers’ compensation costs Monarch has incurred in recent years, and new practices the board wants to adopt on employee alcohol and drug abuse, as well as random and mandatory testing requirements. “Citizens trust us to make sure our employees are not impaired,” Cunningham said. Random testing and testing after any accident or reported injury will be an incentive for workers to avoid drugs and

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alcohol and also will have a favorable impact on work comp costs, she said. Among other items discussed with no final resolution were the length of time any new bargaining agreement would be in effect, when the transcript of a recording made of the first session will be available, whether Monarch would continue to deduct union dues from employees paychecks and send those funds to the union, and employee health insurance coverage and costs.

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Students in the Rockwood School District celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31 with events throughout the district including spirit days, assemblies and classroom activities. “Red Ribbon Week is a widely recognized national campaign that serves as a positive opportunity to show our personal commitment to drug free lifestyles,” said Shonda Ambers-Phillips, Rockwood’s coordinator of counseling and prevention services. “Our Rockwood community comes together to keep our children safe, healthy and drug free.” The Red Ribbon Week assembly at Kehrs Mill Elementary drew on a “Stay in the Game” theme. Students signed drugfree pledges on Monday and wore their St. Louis Cardinals gear on Oct. 29 for an assembly that was attended by former Cardinals pitcher turned commentator Al Hrabosky and fan favorite Fredbird.

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History lessons for families Would you like to know if an Indian village, a farmhouse or a cornfield used to be where your neighborhood is now? The Chesterfield Historic and Landmarks Preservation Committee (CHLPC) would like families of school age children to do some research on the history of their subdivision or neighborhood. Interested participants should try to find the answers to the following questions: • Have any archeological artifacts been found? • What was on the land in the late nineteenth century? • When was your subdivision or neighborhood built and who was the developer? • Can you find pictures from soon after the subdivision construction began? • Who has lived in the subdivision the longest? Ask them what it was like. • Did any famous people live there? • What traditions does your neighbor-


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A rainbow of support Susie Sullivan, a Chesterfield Day School math teacher, recently tapped into the popular Rainbow Loom bracelet trend with her fourth and fifth grade students. The students made colorful bracelets and rings for the women and children at St. Martha’s Hall, a not-for-profit agency, which provides a shelter care program for abused women and their children. Chesterfield Day School students show off CDS art teacher Ashley Carr, a volunteer their creations. at St. Martha’s Hall, explained to the students that the organization’s mission was to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing a safe, supportive temporary home for abused women and their children. hood have? • What schools do the children in your neighborhood attend? • Have any memorable events happened in your subdivision? Research should be sent to: doscielo@ aol.com (or by mail to: CHLPC, Chesterfield City Hall, 690 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, MO 63017). All submissions will be recognized by the city.

STLCC-Wildwood staff member receives Senior Service Award Barbara Mehranfar, coordinator of student enrollment and academic advising at St. Louis Community College at Wildwood received special recognition from the Missouri Community College Association at the MCCA Convention Oct. 30-Nov.1 in St. Louis. Senior Service Awards are presented annually to one employee from each of Missouri’s 20 community college campuses. The honorees were selected by college administrators in recognition of more than 20 years of service to the college system. Mehranfar is the first person in the district to take on a blended advising position as the coordinator of student enrollment and academic advising at Wildwood. She’s one of the college’s student success stories, having started at the college in 1979 as an administrative clerk in admissions while taking classes and earning a bachelor’s degree. She then worked as an adviser at Forest Park, and then at the West County Education Center before moving to Wildwood when it opened in 2007.

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It might surprise shoppers to learn that David McKinnis, co-owner of Manchester Coin & Jewelry, is not that interested in selling the vintage wares at his store in historic downtown Manchester. “Our goal is to buy,” said McKinnis. In fact, McKinnis wants to be the biggest buyer in the Midwest – and he doesn’t mince words in describing what that means.“Our job is to spend money,” he said. If you have something vintage or antique to sell, there is a very good chance he will want to buy it. Especially valuable are fine watches, particularly brands such as Rolex and Breitling, and vintage pocket watches. Hamilton brand watches inscribed with the w o r d s “ R A I LWAY S P E C I A L ” a r e particularly desirable, as these were essential to keeping precision time for the railroads at the end of the 19 th center and the first quarter of the 20 th century. “Railroadrelated items are very collectible,” said McKinnis. “There are a lot of them in this town, and we want to buy them.” There are also a lot of fine old watches, McKinnis said, that are just collecting dust in people’s homes. “Does your grandfather have a Rolex sitting in his drawer?” he asked. When it comes to old watches, they don’t have to be in working condition. Even if the watch can’t be repaired, McKinnis will buy it for parts that can be used to repair other vintage watches.Toward that end, McKinnis said he is “desperately seeking retired watchmakers” – not to hire, but to buy their parts and tools. Timepieces, fine watches, large diamonds and estate jewelry make up about two-thirds of the store’s inventory. But McKinnis also buys oddities, such as vintage toys and Southwest Indian jewelry, that don’t have much of a market in St. Louis. “We buy things that nobody would buy,” he said. McKinnis can afford to buy items that aren’t popular locally, because his market isn’t limited to St. Louis or even the Midwest. He flies around the world selling his vintage finds. McKinnis also buys antique and estate jewelry. He is particularly interested in 1920s-era filigree platinum and Art Deco jewelry. “It’s so hard to find,” he said. But customers who have those items stand to make a lot of money. “Little, tiny, dangling earrings from 1920 in platinum? $2,800,” McKinnis said.

Also on McKinnis’ hot list are fine, old clocks made by companies such as Cartier and Tiffany & Co., and vintage stringed instruments, including violins, banjos, mandolins and classic guitars with names like Gibson and Martin. “We are the Midwest’s top cash buyers of fine violins,” said McKinnis. World War II memorabilia also is high on McKinnis’ buy list. Recently, a customer brought in a WWII trunk containing a U.S. soldier’s helmet, as well as the helmet, belt, and mapmaking tools of a German paratrooper. “This is a time capsule,” McKinnis said. “Selling this is irrelevant. We just want to buy it. This stuff is in St. Louis basements, and we want to find it and we want to buy it.” People often are surprised at how much sterling silver flatware and tea sets can be worth. That was the case with a customer who brought in a bag of sterling silver flatware, thinking it was worth about $40. McKinnis paid him $1,280. Estate sales are a big source of items for McKinnis, who as the co-owner of a family business is sensitive to the emotions and family dynamics that enter into estate sales. “We handle estates every day,” he said. “And we’re very respectful.” So, if you have some items collecting dust in your bureau drawer or basement, McKinnis invites you to stop by. While you are in the store selling your vintage items, you may just get a little Christmas shopping done. “If you are looking for a unique, one-of-akind holiday gift for your loved one, this is a great place to come,” McKinnis said. But don’t worry about a hard sell; McKinnis is much more interested in buying. “We want to be the people to sell to,” he said.

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Chesterfield Elementary students put ‘green’ lessons to work at school By CAROL ENRIGHT cenright@newsmagazinenetwork.com What do a fork, a honeysuckle plant, a compost pile and school character have in common? At Chesterfield Elementary School, they are all part of a larger effort to be green. On a recent Saturday morning, students, parents, staff, members of the Chesterfield Citizens Committee for the Environment (CCE), as well as the local Boy Scout Order of the Arrow Troop and Girl Scout Troop 2534, gathered on school grounds to remove invasive honeysuckle. Fifth-grader Isabel Mattern, who is on the school’s Prairie Committee, knows all about the trouble honeysuckle can cause. “They are basically like a bully to other plants,” she explained. “They will not let them grow under them, and they’ve taken over our forest — so we’re trying to take them out and put more plants in.” Fifth-grader Katie Reed, who is on the school’s Honeysuckle Research Committee, agreed. “It spreads everywhere, and it takes over all the plants,” Reed said. “For two weeks, we researched how to get rid of honeysuckle, and then we planned a day and we came here and did it.” That research is what distinguishes the honeysuckle removal effort as a service learning project rather than simply a service project, such as a canned food drive. “They’re learning, as well as serving the community,” explained fifth-grade teacher Elizabeth Hlavaty. Service learning is a big piece of being recognized as a National School of Character, a designation the school earned on Sept. 16 – the same day it was officially recognized as a National Wildlife Federation Certified Schoolyard Habitats Site. Darcy Capstick, of the Chesterfield CCE,

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High school football CBC senior quarterback Tyler Creath’s high school career is over. Creath tore his ACL in

the recent victory over De Smet Jesuit. The injury happened in the third quarter. “He is staying very positive,” said his father, Brian. “There was no other damage besides the ACL, so the surgeon says he can expect a quicker recovery.” Creath ended his CBC career by throwing for 40 touchdowns and more than 4,000 passing yards. Through 19 games as the starting varsity quarterback at CBC, Creath led the the Cadets to a 17-2 record.

High school girls golf Local teams and individuals performed well at the recent state high school girls golf tournaments. John Burroughs finished its historic season by winning its first state championship in Class 1. The tournament was held at The Sedalia Country Club in Sedalia, a par-71 layout. John Burroughs shot a 683 on rounds of 342 and 341. Fellow Metro League member MICDS came in second with a 694 on rounds of 347 and 347. Westminster Christian Academy senior Jessica Dreesbeimdieke won the medalist honors with a 147 on rounds of 72 and 75. The other two local girls in the Class 1 top 15 were Abigail Schroeder, of MICDS, in ninth place with a 168 on rounds of 84 and 84, and Madison Marie Wrobley, of MICDS, who tied for 13th with a 175 on rounds of 90 and 85. St. Joseph’s Academy, in first place after the first round, placed second in the Class 2

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High school boys cross country Lafayette won the Suburban West Conference championship for the second consecutive year. It is the fourth league title for the Lancers since 2000. Lafayette won with 27 points. Other local team scores were: 2. Eureka 55, 3. Marquette 71, 4. Parkway South 107. “Overall I think we ran pretty well,” Lafayette coach Sean O’Connor said. “There will always be things that I think we can do better, but that’s a good thing because if there wasn’t anything to improve upon we would never get better.” The Lancers’ Dylan Quisenberry, a sophomore, finished second with a time of 16 minutes, 08 seconds. He has a couple of big wins earlier this year as he won the Randy Seagrist Invitational at Lafayette and at the

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Impressive finish at state for Longhorns By WARREN MAYES wmayes@newsmagazinenetwork.com In their first trip to the state high school girls golf tournament since 1980, the Parkway West Longhorns capped an outstanding season by finishing fourth. Coach Nancy Sachtleben knew her girls had what it takes. “I think their determination to do better every time they played helped them become state athletes and bring back a trophy,” she said. The Class 2 state tournament was held at The Meadow Lake Acres Country Club in New Bloomfield, Mo., a par-72 layout. Parkway West finished in a tie for fourth with Kirkwood with a team score of 713. The Longhorns, however, won the tiebreaker with the score of their fifth golfer, who had 99 compared to Kirkwood’s 100. Senior Emily Goldenstein led the way for Parkway West. She finished sixth with a 155 on rounds of 76 and 79. Rebecca Su tied for 27th place with a 173, Timia Walton came in 57th with a 187, Lily McMorrow was 79th with a 199 and Polly Barclay was 83rd with a 202. It was the fourth and final state meet for Goldenstein. She finished third in 2012. While she had hoped to top last year, it was not meant to be.

“She had a tough time on several holes in her second day,” Sachtleben said. “She missed some fairways but was able to scramble and save some pars, but she had some bad breaks with some missed putts, too. “Her score could have been four or five strokes lower if a couple of the close misses had gone in. It is a shame since she is such a great player. She was disappointed in her score, but having a bad day and still being in the 70s is very impressive, especially on a course with such tough greens.” The finish at state does not dim what Goldenstein accomplished at Parkway West. “Emily came to West as an excellent player and improved each year she was with the team, earning first-team, all-conference all four years,” Sachtleben said. She earned Suburban Conference Player of the Year for both her junior and senior years. “Emily also went to state all four years and was a medalist for two of those years,” Sachtleben said. Su is a sophomore and her play at state was like her season. “Rebecca Su is a very good player and very consistent,” Sachtleben said. “She had an 88 on her first round and was a little disappointed, but we felt that was a good score for the course. She was pleased that she was able to improve the second day with an 85,

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which is a little closer to her normal score that is usually in the low 80s for 18.” Walton, a freshman, accomplished much in her first year of high school competition. “For her to bring in two scores of 93 and 94, we were very pleased,” Sachtleben said. “She had a little trouble with her short game on the greens, but was consistent and close to what she normally shoots for 18.” Sophomore McMorrow had a challenging start to her last round, but it set her up for a great finish. “She came back with a 41 on the front nine to finish her round, so we were very exited

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Jr. Lancers football players give new meaning to the word ’team’ By JONATHAN DUNCAN jduncan@newsmagazinenetwork.com Few people his age, or any age, have had to go through what Caleb Leslie has had to endure this year. An 11-year-old student at Crestview Middle School, Caleb had the opportunity to play for the Jr. Lancers football club. It was an exciting time for Caleb and his parents, Ryan and Beth, as he received his jersey from Coach Mike Bodker in early May. Unfortunately, that joy turned to shock and despair on May 28 when Caleb was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. Caleb’s life literally was turned upsidedown in a matter of moments. “It was definitely an emotional time for us, because on May 27 he’s running around playing like all the other kids, and then on May 28 we get the diagnosis that he has this rare cancer,” Ryan said. “Yeah, it was very bad news when we got the diagnosis,” Caleb said. “And one of the things I really had been looking forward to was playing on the football team.” The team was initially ready to refund Caleb’s playing fee, but after Bodker and Jr. Lancer parent Tracey Nichols met with the players and parents, it was decided that Caleb should stay on the team. “The parents asked for a refund and we told them that he’s as much a part of this team as anybody that could play. So he stayed with the program and has been out coaching the team,” Bodker said. Caleb has been to every game, except one. “He is the backbone and strength of this team and I have told him that about 100 times,” Bodker said. For Caleb, summer was an arduous combination of chemotherapy and radiation treatments at Mercy to fight the disease. “The ups and down are the hard part of it,” Ryan said. “That’s definitely the hard part. Sometimes we make plans to do things and we just physically can’t do them, but the one

game he did miss he was in the hospital.” At every other game, Caleb has been busy – calling defensive plays to his teammates, the way his coach taught him. “Coach wanted to have me busy doing something during the games and he taught me how to call defensive plays and it’s been fun,” Caleb said. His teammates, along with the Jr. Lancer cheerleaders and Jr. Escadrille, got together over the summer and formed Team Caleb #12. Together, they participated in fundraisers such as Pedal the Cause, which benefits Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. They also have raised money to help with Caleb’s treatments – a whopping $18,000 raised on his behalf. Some students have taken the fundraising efforts personally. Jr. Escadrille member Kennedy Willhite accepted donations in honor of Caleb in lieu of birthday presents at her birthday party. For Caleb, the acceptance, understanding and support he and his family have received from the Jr. Lancer football club, cheerleaders and Escadrille squad have been a constant blessing that has carried them through the most challenging fight of their lives. “It’s been very, very, very awesome,” Caleb said. “So many new friends and people I already knew (have been) so encouraging, helpful and very, very nice.” The family received wonderful news on Oct. 26 that Caleb’s cancer is in full remission at this time. They credit the team, as well as their strong Christian faith, for making the recovery possible. “I really firmly believe what this team has done for Caleb over the first few months through his diagnosis and treatments has been equal to the chemo he’s received as far as his mental wellness,” Ryan said. “He looked forward to every game. They embraced him and helped him through. “From the parents down, this group is equally responsible for the good news we got today.”

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role for me to, I do it. I try to make things happen. I like to create havoc out there.” “He makes our team go and it makes our job a lot easier. He’s the ‘X’ factor really,” Kenny said. Grieshaber showed all of his ability in the game in which he scored his 100th goal. Marquette was trailing Oakville by two goals at halftime. The Mustangs had failed to score. “We needed to get going. I started off the half and scored at about three minutes,” Grieshaber said. “Jake Peters then scored to tie it.” That set up his 100th goal. It came on a free kick. “I was on the wing. Nick Werner served it on the ground. I was going near post, and he put it to me, and I flicked it by the goalie,” Grieshaber said. “It was about being there on time – and I was and the ball was, too – so it all worked out.” Grieshaber didn’t immediately realize that it was his 100th goal. “I was too much into the game. I was pumped up that we were finally winning,” Grieshaber said. “Then it hit me. ‘Hey that was my 100th.’ I looked at Nick and said, ‘Thanks, man.’ It was kind of cool.” “It’s a milestone I wanted to reach this year. I know I couldn’t do it without my teammates. They give me ball. They have faith in me. They push me toward the goal.” Grieshaber also gives his coach credit for making him a better player. “Coach Kenny is a good man. He pushes us to the max,” Grieshaber said. “He really pulls out of each person on the team to be the best we can be. He really knows the game of soccer. He knows what he’s talking about. “Off the field, he’s an amazing person. He’s helped me big-time. I think everybody on our team respects him a great amount.” Grieshaber is no one-trick pony. He’s also a good baseball player. In fact, he will play baseball in college, not soccer. He has committed to going to the University of Arkansas. “My love for baseball is more than for soccer,” Grieshaber said. “I might be better at soccer and more gifted at soccer, but my heart is in baseball. I work harder in baseball.” While Grieshaber has achieved two of his personal goals playing soccer for Marquette, two big goals remain. He wants to reach double digits in assists this season and he wants to help the Mustangs win the district championship. “I’ve got the 100 goals and beat my own record for goals in a season. But we’ve never won a district in my time here,” Grieshaber said. “If we don’t win it, the year will not be a success for me.” The districts are underway this week.


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Drug abuse in Missouri Missouri has the seventh highest drug overdose mortality rate in the nation, with 17 per 100,000 people suffering drug overdose fatalities, according to a report released earlier this month. The Show-Me State also scored poorly also in terms of implementing strategies to stop prescription drug abuse. A report from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), “Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic,” found that more than half of states scored six or less out of 10 possible indicators of promising strategies to help curb prescription drug abuse, and Missouri received credit for only three of the 10 indicators. Missouri is the only state in the nation that does not have an active prescription drugmonitoring program (PDMP). According to the TFAH report, prescription drug-related deaths in the U.S. now outnumber those from heroin and cocaine combined. To see the full report, visit healthyamericans.org.

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Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013, held earlier this month in Madrid, Spain. Researchers in Greece analyzed data from nine controlled trials to determine whether combining psychological interventions with conventional rehabilitation programs could improve outcomes for patients with heart disease. They found that the addition of psychological interventions during the first two years had no significant benefits, but after two years or more reduced mortality and cardiovascular events by 55 percent. Interventions included talking to patients and their families about issues that were worrying them, relaxation exercises, music therapy, and helping them say their prayers. Previous research has shown that depression, social isolation, low socioeconomic status and chronic stress may influence a person’s likelihood of having a heart attack, and according to Dr. Zoi Aggelopoulou, one of the study authors, the study results back up that research. “Not only do (psychological factors) impact on the risk of having a heart attack, but they also affect the future outlook of a patient who has had a cardiovascular event,” Aggelopoulou said. “This validates our view that cardiovascular disease is not just a physical disease but also has a substantial psychological component.” More trials are needed to determine which interventions are the most helpful, researchers said.

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Creve Coeur resident named 2013 Veteran of the Year By HUGH SMITH Harry Hope, of Creve Coeur, has been selected the 2013 Veteran of the Year by the Missouri Athletic Club and the Rotary Club of St. Louis. Hope, who spent 38 years in the military, joined the U.S. Navy in 1947 at age 16. He spent 10 years in the U.S. Marines, including serving with the 1st Marine Division at the Chosin Reservoir where he developed frostbite in the 40-degree-below-zero weather. He became a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserves and later the Air National Guard in which he served until his retirement. In 2011 Hope became chairman of the nonprofit Greater St. Louis Honor Flight Program, which transports senior and terminally ill veterans to Washington D.C., to visit their service memorials. On the morning of an Honor Flight, Hope arrives at Lambert International-S. Louis airport at 2 a.m. to ensure every veteran is prepared and ready to board the plane to Washington. If he doesn’t go on the flight, he is at the airport to welcome home the veterans upon their return. Hope also solicits funds for the Honor Flight Program by speaking to various groups and organizations. He routinely attends troop deployments to Afghanistan and welcomes home troops returning from overseas. The Veteran of the Year award is given annually to a military veteran who demonstrates support of veterans and serves as a role model for all citizens.

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From 1945-47, the family was housed on various bases, including Fort Leonard Wood. In 1948, the entire Schoenke family moved to England. After the war, Schoenke’s father was promoted to Air Inspector General for the 3rd Air Force in England. “At the age of 16, Dad made me report to the load master during the Berlin Airlift,” Schoenke said. “I worked for two years loading C-47s.” In 1949, Schoenke graduated from Oxford University prep school, and in 1950, he returned to the U.S. and the University of Minnesota. Then came the Korean War, and in 1951, Schoenke was drafted. He was trained in jet propulsion, which required four years active and five years reserve duty in the U.S. Air Force. He rose to the rank of crew chief in an F-86 fighter-bomber squadron. In 1952, Schoenke was assigned to the 4l6th Fighter Bomber Wing in Korea. Relieved from active duty in 1955, he reentered the University of Minnesota, where he studied English and physical education. He graduated in 1959 and became a high school football coach in Minnesota. Ten years later, Schoenke moved to St. Louis and for the next decade worked as national sales manager for Monsanto/Astroturf. He was appointed to the Maryville University athletic board, the Chaminade athletic board of Hawaii, and he founded the Maui Classic with Norm Stewart, University of Missouri basketball coach. He was appointed commissioner of the St. Louis Collegiate Athletic Conference, and in 1993, Schoenke was voted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Today, the card-carrying member of the Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Association is service officer for Manchester American Legion Post 208, director of the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 1, and the official keyboard musician for American Legion and the KWVA.


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KTRS Baby Boomer Bash KTRS, The Big 550, will hold its annual Baby Boomer Bash from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17 at Busch Stadium. Ten thousand people are turning 65 each day, and to address the needs of adults of that generation, the Boomer Bash will feature more than 60 exhibits and vendors with information about health care, finance, travel, home remodeling and much more. There will be a live “Sports Sunday” broadcast with Jim Holder, and from noon-3 p.m., Martin Kilcoyne, John Carney and McGraw Milhaven will conduct an interactive hour with the crowd, discussing current events and other topics of interest to attendees. St. Louis Rams cheerleaders will be on hand, and guests can enjoy tours of Busch Stadium, a photo booth, photos with the World Series trophy, and a chance to win Cardinals tickets and other prizes. For more information, call Mark Moser at (314) 453-5534. gency plans than those who were simply given emergency planning information. “Older adults don’t like to be told what to do or how to do something,” Ganong said. “When family members or close friends try to tell older adults what to do when it comes to emergency planning, they tend not to listen. However, we found that when family members presented these hypothetical stories to older adults, the older adults began to think of themselves in the emergency situations and began to talk about what they would do.

The stories helped older adults think about what could go wrong and, consequently, helped them plan for emergencies.” Ganong hopes to make available on the Internet a guide containing the vignettes, but he said most caregivers could create the stories themselves. “The key is to make sure the vignettes relate to the older adults in subtle ways,” he said. “It shouldn’t be obvious that the stories are based around their lives but rather lives or situations similar to theirs.”

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underprivileged kids, she is motivated to make the world a better place. She is a board member of The National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section and chair of the Lainoff Mid East Area Agency (Jerry Naunheim Photography) on Aging’s Silver Haired Legislators. Harriet Spilker, 77, of Chesterfield, retired elementary school teacher, school board member and reading specialist who now volunteers with the OASIS Spilker intergenerational tutor- (Jerry Naunheim Photography) ing program. She takes courses with the Washington University Lifelong Learning program and knits blankets for St. Louis Crisis Nursery. Roger Stueckel, 81, of Chesterfield, an accomplished businessman who founded and led three successful industrial products companies. He uses his talents to raise funds for the Stueckel (Jerry Naunheim Photography) St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System and Brooking Park Retirement Community and created and planned the recent St. Andrew’s Loving Hope Golf outing, which raised more than $40,000 in its first year. Peggy Symes, 75, of Town & Country, former mayor of Town & Country and now an active community volunteer. Currently serving on 15 nonprofit boards and many other committees Symes (Jerry Naunheim Photography) and commissions, she is a full-time property manager, licensed real estate broker and estate planner, and a development consultant with Ready Readers. Since its inception, the gala has generated more than $1.8 million, used to enhance the lives of seniors through a wide range of programs and services, and extend financial aid to residents who have exhausted their resources. Gala festivities will begin at 6 p.m. on Nov. 10 and will include a cocktail hour, video tribute and an elegant, three-course dinner. Tickets are $175 per person and may be purchased by calling (314) 7260111. Past honorees may purchase tickets for half price.


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While many cities in the U.S. are seeing drops in real estate inventory and large increases in median list price, St. Louis is the exception, says realty blogger movoto. com, which points out that the real estate and mortgage market here actually is pretty stable. Sure, the seasons change and demand for homes goes up and down, but on the whole things are staying fairly normal with home prices rising more slowly in St. Louis than other parts of the nation. As a result it is neither a buyer’s or a seller’s market here right now with no spikes in either direction, making it a good time for anyone to consider listing their home or buying a home. The median list price last week in St. Louis was $125,000, reported Zillow.com, and the median number of days on market has dropped to an average of 62 days. The mortgage rate for 30-year fixed mortgages stayed steady last week. “The 30-year fixed rate is currently 4.125 percent for the most creditworthy borrowers and we expect rates to remain fairly stable for the next 60 days,” said Dean Pilcher, vice president for mortgage lending at Eagle Bank & Trust, which not only offers conventional, adjustable rate, FHA, VA and jumbo mortgages, but also programs for first-time buyers and for hopeful homebuyers seeking to rebuild their credit. These factors, and others, have made metro St. Louis the third most affordable city in the nation, according to Interest. com. Only Atlanta and Minneapolis were more affordable for home buyers. Meanwhile, here’s what’s new in new homes:

“This may be your last opportunity to get a great price at a great rate,” Brennan noted. “We’re closing out several locations and new sites will be priced higher.” For example, homebuyers can save $50,000 on a three-bedroom, 3.5-bath Trevi ranch at The Villas at Westmeade in Chesterfield. After savings, the sale price is $458,685. In St. Charles County at McKelvey’s West Hampton Woods community near Wentzville, a Carlyle two-story with four bedrooms and 2.5 baths is sale priced at $286,708, a $10,000 savings. At The Manors at Magnolia in St. Peters, $10,000 in bonus savings is reflected in the new sale price of a Muirfield 1.5-story with four bedrooms and 3.5 baths, now $410,863. Buyers also can save $10,000 off the Mandalay two-story at Leighton Hollow. McKelvey’s special finance rate is available only on Designer Market Homes and applies to a 7/1 ARM. This low rate is subject to availability and may change without notice. For more details see any McKelvey Homes community sales manager and visit mckelveyhomes.com.

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Ranch-style homes have always been a staple of Fischer & Frichtel’s various design collections, and the versatility of the builder’s newest ranch plan is sure to please today’s luxury home buyers. Offered in three of Fischer’s upscale neighborhoods in St. Charles County, the basic “Durham” floor plan showcases 2,054 square feet on the main level, a formal dining room, wide-open great room/ kitchen/breakfast room area, and two Year-end bonus for secondary bedrooms as well as a fabulous McKelvey Homes buyers master suite in the privacy wing. Among Didn’t get your year-end bonus, yet? the many available custom layouts are Well, McKelvey Homes has one for you. dramatic vaulted ceilings, various fireplace “We’re experiencing the best year in locations, window bays, and the addition of the last five years and we’re giving our walls to create more defined spaces – even customers a bonus to help finish the year an atrium. strong,” said McKelvey Homes President Fronting Muegge Road, Spring Mill is Jim Brennan. one of St. Charles’ most scenic prestige Not only have prices been lowered on communities. However, only a handful of a large number of McKelvey’s Designer ownership opportunities remain. CommuMarket Homes, but qualified buyers also nity sales manager John Fister welcomed can get extremely low 2.75 percent mort- introduction of the Durham, saying, “This gage financing on the market home of their choice. See PRIME, page 52

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The Estates at Bellemeade 636-397-1843 #78 Carlyle–2 Story, 4 Bedroom, 2½ Bath The Estates at Magnolia 636-379-6880 #9 Hampton–2 Story, 3 Bedroom, 2½ Bath #10 Carlyle–2 Story, 4 Bedroom, 2½ Bath #47 Covington–1½ Story, 4 Bedroom, 3½ Bath The Manors at Magnolia 636-379-6880 #89 Muirfield–1½ Story, 4 Bedroom, 3½ Bath #110 Muirfield–1½ Story, 4 Bedroom, 3½ Bath The Manors at Deer Creek 636-379-6880 #58 Carlyle–2 Story, 4 Bedroom, 2½ Bath The Manors at Quail Ridge 636-332-9884 #12 Covington–1½ Story, 4 Bedroom, 3½ Bath #96 Muirfield–1½ Story, 4 Bedroom, 3½ Bath #97 Carlyle–2 Story, 4 Bedroom, 2½ Bath West Hampton Woods 636-332-6924 #1 Sterling Display–Ranch, 3 Bedroom, 2½ Bath #52 Carlyle–2 Story, 4 Bedroom, 2½ Bath #102 Carlyle–2 Story, 4 Bedroom, 2½ Bath Leighton Hollow 636-379-6880 #6 Mandalay–2 Story, 4 Bedroom, 3½ Bath #14 Sterling–Ranch, 4 Bedroom, 2½ Bath #39 Muirfield–1½ Story, 4 Bedroom, 3½ Bath In West County The Timbers 636-332-9884 #5 Covington–1½ Story, 4 Bedroom, 3½ Bath The Villas at Westmeade 636-530-1311 #5 Trevi–Ranch, 2 Bedroom, 2½ Bath #6 Trevi–Ranch, 2 Bedroom, 2½ Bath #7 Trevi–Ranch, 3 Bedroom, 3½ Bath In North County Charbonier on the Park 314-831-7227 #11 Carlyle–2 Story, 4 Bedroom, 2½ Bath

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design has all the elegance this gated neighborhood is known for, but is more manageably sized for customers who need less space.” Based from $399,900 at Spring Mill, the plan includes a three-car, side-entry garage; a host of lavish appointments, and a limited-time closeout incentive offering purchasers their choice of $10,000 in free options. Learn more by calling (636) 441-5913. Jim Horton, sales manager for Wyndgate Oaks in O’Fallon, emphasizes the generous proportions of his community’s homesites. Averaging more than a half-acre, 18 of Fischer’s settings are designated for the eight-plan Heritage Collection, now starting from $349,900 with addition of the Durham. Another 13 homesites, encompassing up to three acres, are reserved for the builder’s Estate Series designs. Included in the Durham’s base price are a three-car garage front-entry garage and numerous other high-quality components. Wyndgate residents enjoy quick access to I-64/Hwy. 40 and a resort-like atmosphere with outstanding recreational amenities. The Durham is also offered in the Manors of Wynnbrooke, a private enclave in the city of St. Charles, and Horton serves as sales manager for this community, as well. Call (636) 625-0376 and for details on all three communities, visit fandfhhomes.com.

Payne grand-opens at Golf Club of Wentzville

Payne Family Homes is celebrating the grand opening at The Golf Club of Wentzville. Headlining the event is the debut

of the Hemingway, Payne Family’s first display in the community. Earlier this year Payne acquired all of the remaining homesites in the scenic golf course development, which is entered from Hepperman Road, just south of I-70 and west of Hwy. Z. Thirty-eight sites have been reserved for Payne’s customerdesigned, single-family Vision Series; another 80 feature the company’s new collection of detached Carefree Living plans. One of nine Vision designs offered, the Hemingway is a four-bedroom, two-story with 2,189 square feet of living space, an extremely open main-floor layout, a standard loft, and a convenient upstairs laundry room. “The Hemingway has been one of our most popular Vision plans,” noted Erin Worsley, community sales manager. “However, this is currently the only neighborhood where it will be on display.” Illustrating some of the fashionable options available to buyers, the home is being shown with a brick-accented elevation, a three-car garage, hand-scraped laminate flooring in the family activity areas, a large kitchen island with breakfast bar overhang, spacious cedar deck and an expanded mud room with boot bench. Starting from the $150’s, the Vision Series showcases innovative ranch, 1.5story, and two-story plans ranging in size from 1,302 to 2,630 square feet. Shoppers looking for a free-standing home with provided maintenance services and a relaxed country club lifestyle have plenty of reasons to visit the grand opening celebration, as well. Payne’s Carefree Living portfolio introduces four new ranch and 1.5-story designs, starting at $149,900. Worsley invites questions at (314) 807-5499. Visit paynefamilyhomes.com.


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By MARY ANN O’TOOLE HOLLEY If necessity is the mother of invention, then mama has been working overtime. The technological explosion has become a staple of our world, and what’s notable is that more technological advances have been created in the past 10 years than in the first 30 of the industry’s life. Technology once reserved for only our imagination has taken over our world – and it’s not ready to stop anytime soon. Myrtle Woods, of St. Peters, was about 55 years old when she first saw the magnificent movements of the Mario Brothers video game flashing on a television screen inside a JC Penney department store. She knew 28 years ago that she would wow the grandkids with the first Nintendo game. Since then, she has gone through at least three computers, purchased a few cellphones, and added a Blu-ray player. She hasn’t bought a postage stamp in years because she pays her bills online and she even receives text messages from her grandchildren. Woods has always loved technology, even at an age when most “grown-ups” shrugged their shoulders at the onslaught of new things that slithered into their lives. “I’m not afraid of technology, and that’s important,” said Woods, 83. “A lot of older people are afraid to try the new things, but not me. I may not know how to use everything completely, but I love it all.” Woods grew up in a time when telephones were party lines shared with neighbors because there just weren’t enough phone lines to accommodate everyone. She says her phone rang constantly, even if it wasn’t for her. “It was one ring for so-and-so, and two rings for another. There’d be a long and a short ring for the Smiths and a short and a long ring for me,” Woods said. “It was nothing like custom ringtones of today. It was confusing, but we got used to it.” She used telephones with rotary dials that came only in black and watched television shows from a 13-inch Philco. TV shows in her day were shown only

in black and white, and if the day’s broadcast wasn’t clear, she’d huddle around the living room with her parents listening to Ovaltine’s Captain Midnight Hour on a crackling, static-laden radio. Nowadays, digital video recorders or DVRs are the mode of choice for entertainment. With a busy work schedule and hours that don’t jive with her favorite TV shows, Jeanne Richards, of Creve Coeur, says she records most everything she enjoys and watches the shows on weekends when her schedule permits. “Technology is moving fast and furiously,” said Patricia Apo, of West County. Since last year, she has learned to rely on an iPad for most cooking recipes and news and to conduct research on such things as why the Boston Red Sox were sporting those long beards in the World Series. (The first baseball game was televised in 1937.) “I didn’t know if I’d use it (the iPad) much, since I have a computer, but it’s easier to access and does most everything I need it to do,” Apo said. Apo remembers well how “The Jetsons,” the futuristic complement to Hanna-Barbera’s Flintstones cartoon, would press a button on the wall and out popped breakfast. “It’s like that now, pretty much,” Apo said. “I work at a local big box store, and let me tell you, nobody wants to cook. If you can’t microwave it, they don’t want it.” It’s been 50 years since George Jetson turned on a “televiewer” to catch up on the news – a wall-mounted flat screen much like those used today. His wife did “housework” by pressing a button to switch on a Roomba-like vacuum. Rosey – a talking, humanoid robot on wheels – served as housekeeper and nanny. Now, robot workers

are even reaching the kitchens of fast-food chains. Japan, China and Great Britain have begun piloting the use of robots to cook meals. And while robots have been emerging in recent years as a boon for completing menial tasks like dispensing medicines in hospitals, these fast-food robots are capable of preparing full sushi rolls or noodle dishes for Asian food outlets. In many cases, customers complete their orders through a touch screen, which then alerts the robot how to prepare the meal – no human needed.

tech equipment to catch perpetrators. Red light cameras have replaced blackand-white police cars for ticketing at stoplights, and big cities like Chicago are using the license plate recognition cameras to automatically tag drivers with unpaid fines, expired parking meters or parking without permits. DNA technology is also helping police to clear the names of unjustly incarcerated prisoners. The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by prominent attorney Barry C. Scheck, of O.J. Simpson defense fame, is

“It was a quieter, simpler time, or so it seemed. I’m not sure technology is good for us or not.” – Vicki Schmidt

A San Francisco company, Momentum Machines, has already created a robotic assembly line that can assemble 360 hamburgers an hour. The company says the device could save fast-food outlets $135,000 a year in labor costs, reports Digital Trends. Police communication has also seen an astounding boost in technology. In 1928, police relied on new technology such as the one-way police radio to send police officers to a scene. Unfortunately, there was no way to know what happened next, unless there was a phone booth nearby. Then, in 1933, two-way police radio communication came to life. Thirteen years later, the transistor was born, bringing pocket-sized devices that allowed instant communication. Every kid on the block had a transistor radio. Now, police officers use high-

helping prisoners who can be proven innocent through DNA testing. To date, more than 300 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing, including 18 who served time on death row. These people served an average of 13 years in prison before exoneration and release. A recent television commercial showcases a couple of 14-year-olds sitting on a porch talking as their younger siblings watch television outdoors with their wireless flat-screen television. “These kids have it so good,” one teen says. “It sure wasn’t that way when we were young.” So, technology, it seems, also can be relative. When asked what element of technology has seemed the most innovative, Ryan Fetch, 25, said, “I guess wireless Internet ranks high. iPods and iPhones for music and the many apps you can get are also See COVER STORY, page 56


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Fifty years ago… Let’s go back. Let’s go way back to 1963. Back then, you could buy a Hershey bar for a nickel. If you were out and about, the nearest phone couldn’t be found in your pocket or on your wrist. Instead, a telephone might be at a street corner or a “service station” – that’s a gas station that offered services like filling up your car with gas while you sat in your car. More than likely, you’d get the car’s windshield cleaned, maybe the air pressure in your tire checked. If you wanted your oil checked, all you would need to do was ask. The average price for gas was cents a gallon. The cost of the phone call was a dime for a local call. If you wanted to call another area code, you would need to have some change in your pocket. The average annual income was $5,623 and minimum wage was $1.25 an hour. First-class postage stamps – those things we used to put on snail mail – could be purchased for a nickel each. In 1963, CBS and NBC expanded their network news shows to 30 minutes from 15 minutes. Meanwhile, “Puff The Magic Dragon” moved to No. 2 on the charts – and, oddly, the song wasn’t associated with drugs. “The Doctors” and “General Hospital” made their premieres in 1963 as did “My Favorite Martian” and “The Fugitive.” And little Donny Osmond made his singing debut on “The Andy Williams Show,” which was not aired from Branson, but from the television capitol of the world, New York City. Martin Luther King delivered his well known “I Have A Dream” speech in May 1963. John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, and a few days later his accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was gunned down. For many Americans, milk was delivered to their doorsteps, along with eggs. Touch-tone phones were introduced, while FM radio became available in some cars, and that young group with mop top The Beatles, released their first single “Please Please Me.” Willie Mays signed a record-setting baseball contract of $100,000 with the San Francisco Giants. Longtime rock-and-rollers Rolling Stones recorded their first single, “Come On,” in 1963. Finally, we come back to snail mail. In July 1963, the U.S. Postal Service instituted the Zone Improvement Plan and ZIP codes were born.


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Chesterfield Arts participates in Operation Christmas Child, a program that ships shoeboxes full of small gifts to children in need, through Nov. 23. Art supplies, small gifts and personal hygiene items can be dropped off at Chesterfield Arts, 444 Chesterfield Center. As a finale to the benefit, Chesterfield Arts holds a shoebox decorating and packing event at which participants can decorate one or more shoeboxes to fill with supplies, from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Chesterfield Arts. The event is open to children and adults. For more information, call 519-1955. ••• The fifth annual Midnight Howl 5K is at 11 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 at The Wolf Public House, 15480 Clayton Road in Ballwin. Guests support the Endangered Wolf Center and earn Ballwin Race Series points. Pre-registration is recommended. Visit ballwin.mo.us. ••• A Holiday Fair Trade Sale is from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 14088 Clayton Road in Chesterfield. The fourth annual event offers

items that were made in a fair way that dignifies their producers. Call 227-5432. ••• The Parkway Central Band Art and Craft Fair is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10 at the school, 369 N. Woods Mill Road. More than 200 booths with handmade items and holiday gifts; a bake sale; concessions; and a raffle are featured. Call Miranda Edelstein at 728-0989. ••• The Barat Academy Trivia Night is at 6 p.m. (doors open) on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the school, 17815 Wild Horse Creek Road in Chesterfield. Raffles, an auction, pull tabs and more also are featured. Admission is $20 per person/$200 per table of 10, and the winning team gets $200. To register, visit baratacademy.org. For more information, email jpprobst@baratacademy.org. ••• The Wild Bird Rehabilitation (WBR) Silent Auction & Trivia Night is at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Kirkwood Community Center. The silent auction features books, games, decorative items, vacations, jewelry and unique experiences for bird

Full Service veterinary clinic with an in-house laboratory Laser therapy for Dogs/Cats • Arthritis treatment • Non-invasive • Pain alleviation • Skin conditions Digital X-ray Low cost spay and neuter Exotics are our specialty lovers. The event is the major fundraiser for WBR, which works to provide care to injured, ill or orphaned wild birds. For information on how to register or donate an auction item, email wbrtrivia@gmail.com, or call (314) 426-6400. ••• Living Word Church presents the 2013 Ghana Boutique from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 and from 8:30 a.m.noon on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the church, 17315 Manchester Road in Wildwood. Home décor, Christmas gifts, pies, jewelry, Ghana baskets and more are available. Proceeds benefit The Ghana Project, which provides clean water in Northern Ghana. Visit livingwordumc.org, or call 821-2800. ••• The city of Ballwin’s Trivia Night is from 6-10 p.m. (trivia begins at 7 p.m.) on Friday, Nov. 22 at Ballwin Golf Course. The event is for guests aged 21 and older. Complimentary beer and soda are available, sponsored by Jet’s Pizza. For more information and to register, visit ballwin.mo.us, or call 227-8580. ••• The fifth annual St. Mark Presbyterian Church Holiday House Tour is from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at five West County homes that are decorated for the Christmas season. There is a train display at the church, 601 Claymont Drive

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FAMILY AND KIDS Fish fries are from 4-7:30 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month until Lent at the Manchester American Legion Centennial Post 208, 225 Old Sulphur Spring Road. Shrimp, cod, catfish, Jack salmon, half- or quarter-chicken plates, and sides including macaroni salad, coleslaw, French fries, applesauce and spaghetti are available to eat on site or carry out. Funds raised support the Post and its aid for veterans. Contact Louise Reuther-Howard at reutherhoward@att.net. ••• A Christmas Bazaar featuring quilts, handmade articles, baked goods and more is from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and a Sausage Supper is from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at St. John UCC-Manchester. The cost for supper is $10 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, and free for children younger than age 6, with carry-outs available. Sausage can be purchased also from 2-7 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 7, from 1-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, and from

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••• Chesterfield Citizens Committee for the Environment presents the 17th annual Chesterfield/Missouri/America Recycles Day from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 on the parking lot at Central Park, 16365 Lydia Hill Drive. The event offers free recycling drop-off of all single-stream items. Habitat for Humanity is on site to collect used and new building material and supplies for its ReStore program. Visit chesterfield.mo.us, and search, “Recycles Day” for recycling guidelines and a complete list of accepted items. ••• The city of Ellisville offers free electronic/computer recycling from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Bluebird Park. For additional information, including a list of accepted items, visit ellisville.mo.us, or call 227-9660. ••• “Hope for Kids 2013,” an event that offers an opportunity to learn about becoming a foster family or adopting from foster care, is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Chesterfield Presbyterian Church, 15037 Clayton Road in Chesterfield. Missouri has more than 1,200 children waiting to find a family. For more information and to register, visit fffevents.org, or call (314) 835-1690. ••• Attorney Gregory Quinn hosts a free special needs trust planning seminar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 12935 North Forty Drive, Ste. 106. Topics include determining which special needs trust is best for each individual’s situation, setting up the right provisions to qualify for government aid, and planning now for future needs. To RSVP, call Brenda McCormick at (314) 878-4950. ••• A showing of “Energy Quest USA” is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 in the Buder Commons at Maryville University, 650 Maryville University Drive. The PBS documentary visits five American communities where citizens are making smart energy choices based on economics and the environment. After the screening, a panel of experts takes audience questions. The free event is open to the public. Email dirkavlmaas@ gmail.com. ••• A Pampered Princess Party is from 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Morgan Le Fay’s Tapas Bar & Lounge, 14314 S. Outer 40 in Town & Country. The indoor market includes offerings from All About Accessories, Scentsy, Silpada Jewelry, Hopelessly Jaded, tarot reading and more. Guests also enjoy complimentary Mondavi wines and raffle drawings every 20 minutes. Visit morganlefays.com, or call (314) 317-9181.

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Forest ReLeaf plants Founders Forest in Creve Coeur Park By Jim Merkel stlmerkel@att.net After a hard week at his job as an aircraft mechanic, Bryan Kelley had a right to kick back on a Saturday afternoon. But the 25-year-old Frontenac resident spent Saturday, Oct. 26 planting trees in Creve Coeur County Park. Kelley said he was “just trying to get into some gardening, to learn about planting trees.” Since the early 1990s, volunteers like Kelley have planted trees throughout Missouri and Southern Illinois for Forest ReLeaf of Missouri. But the trees they planted on Oct. 26 were special, planted in honor of the group’s 20th anniversary. The Founders Forest was planted at the group’s four-acre CommuniTree Gardens Nursery in Creve Coeur County Park. Willow oak, white oak, bald cypress, red bud and other species were planted for future tree lovers to enjoy. “It’s just a nice, highly-visible location with a lot of park visitors, bikers and walkers,” said Forest ReLeaf President Greg Hayes, who also is commissioner of forestry for the city of St. Louis. “We have a whole host of dedicated volunteers who have been with the organization for years,” Hayes said, adding that the organization is always looking for more. Forest ReLeaf grows 20,000 native seedlings at the nursery at any time, said Donna Coble, the organization’s executive director. About 15,000 a year are given out every year for planting projects throughout Missouri and Southern Illinois. In return for

leasing the land for $1 a year from St. Louis County, the organization provides hundreds of trees a year to county parks. Since it was incorporated in 1993, about 140,000 trees have been planted. Although it was originally known as Forest ReLeaf of Greater St. Louis, it changed to Forest ReLeaf of Missouri when it broadened its scope. Recently, the organization delivered 1,477 trees to Joplin after the tornado there. Kent Theiling, who is grounds manager and horticulturist for Washington University, has been with the group since it started in 1990. “I have a passion for trees and the need for urban trees to thrive in the St. Louis area,” Theiling said. Many of the volunteers at the Founders Forest event were provided by workers at Schlafly, The Saint Louis Brewery, and their friends. The brewery volunteers have planted trees twice a year for Forest ReLeaf for the past six or seven years, said Tom Flood, properties and sustainability manager for Schlafly. “It got to be more of a family thing,” said Flood. “This fits into our philosophy.” Among the volunteers at the event was Eric Buehler, of West County, who is arborist and horticulturist for the Village of Twin Oaks. “It’s about adding more trees, getting rid of invasive species of plants,” Buehler said. “I suppose everybody needs something to volunteer for. This is something that means something for me.”


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