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Protesters demand higher wages By Chris Cunningham The Scene staff Protestors marched on the Delmar Loop in University City this spring, carrying signs that read, “I am a Man” and “On Strike: Poverty Wages hold St. Louis Down.” They were part of a St. Louis campaign known as STL Can’t Survive on $7.35, which is pushing to raise Missouri’s minimum wage from Rafanan $7.35 to $15 an hour. “I work over 40 hours a week, and I have to decide what bills I want to pay,” said Kenta Jackson, 21, a manager at Church’s Chicken, who skipped work the morning of the rally. “I’m doing this for all my employees,” she said. “They deserve way more.” Protesters carry signs as they march The campaign is being spearheaded by Missouri Jobs with Justice, a coalition of us enough to survive, enough to support more than 100 unions, faith-based orga- our families and to cover basic needs like nizations and other food, health care, advocacy groups, rent and transportaworking in conjunction,” according to More photos on page 8 tion with the St. its website. Louis Organizing An estimated 700 Committee. people showed up “(The committee represents) workers for the University City march on May 9. from more than 15 fast food chains in It was followed by a rally with speakers St. Louis who are making tremendous and rappers. profits but do not pay employees like “Over 100 workers were on strike the

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day of the rally,” said Martin Rafanan, co-chair of the Missouri Jobs with Justice St. Louis Workers Rights Board and community director of STL Can’t Survive on $7.35. Protesters marched down Delmar Boulevard from Leland to Skinker and back. The crowd then gathered around a small stage near Vintage Vinyl. The Rev. Frederick McCullough was the first to speak.

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Student’s family files suit against police By Michelle McIntosh The Scene staff The family of a Forest Park honor student shot and killed by police in April gave an update on his case at a meeting on campus recently. Toni Taylor, mother of the late Cary Ball Jr., said family members have participated in a protest in front of the Civil Courts Building and circulated petitions calling for the arrest of the two police officers Ball involved in the shooting. “I just don’t want this to happen to any other kid or for another family to have to go through this,” Taylor said. “I want those officers arrested, charged and convicted.” The family also has hired former St. Louis mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. as their lawyer in a civil wrongful-death lawsuit filed against the St. Louis Police Department, the individual officers involved in the case and the city’s Board of Police Commisioners. “Excessive force on any level is unacceptable,” Bosley was quoted as saying in the St. Louis American newspaper. “This chase should never have started in the first place, and Mr. Ball should certainly not be dead today. This has to stop.”

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Ka’Chelle Morris, left to right, Tiffany Ransom, Konnell Wright, Joshua Stone and children listen to Ball’s mother, Toni Taylor, speak about her son’s shooting. Family members at the Forest Park meeting also talked about the importance of stopping gun violence in the community. “We have to get out of the state of, ‘I’m not snitching,’” said Carlos Ball, Cary’s brother, referring to the fact that many people fail to alert authorities about illegal activity. Cary Ball, 25, had served time in a

Florida prison for robbery, but he tried to turn his life around by enrolling in college in the summer of 2012. He was a human services major at Forest Park with a 3.86 grade-point average. Ball was killed on April 24 in downtown St. Louis. Officers reported that he led them on a

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Coach Randy replaces Coach Randy By Scott Allen The Scene staff He’s brought home three state championships, sent players to NCAA teams and another of his boys is expected to be drafted this year into the NBA. Randy Reed left McCluer North High School this year to take over the St. Louis Community College Archers men’s basketball program. “It was a difficult decision, but I felt that I had accomplished everything in high school basketball I could,” Reed said. “It was just time for me to try something new.” A Forest Park alum himself, the decorated high Albrecht school coach will fill the vacancy left by Randy Albrecht. In his 36-year STLCC coaching career, Albrecht racked up more than 730 victories for the Archers and the former Meramec Magic. Albrecht retired Reed in May, citing health reasons for his departure from a career that included a 20-12 record and an eighth-place national ranking last season. ”The thing that I’m probably most proud of is the 28 consecutive winning seasons,” Albrecht said in a May press release. “I think that speaks of having a program that is consistently competitive.” “We’re very sad to see him go,” said Sharon Marquardt, the college’s athletic coordinator. “He is a great leader.” Reed, 52, who played for Albrecht’s predecessor, Bob Nelson, in the 1970s, recognized the challenge he’ll face in taking over the Archers program. Reed described Albrecht —a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and Missouri Basketball Coaches halls of fame — as an “icon.” Marquardt explained that Albrecht not only built a stellar coaching career, he was instrumental in consolidating athletic teams on three campuses (Forest Park, Meramec and Florissant Valley) to a district-wide program. Albrecht was heavily involved in hiring his replacement, demonstrating his interest in continuing the success of Archers basketball. The decision to pick Reed, however, wasn’t a complicated one. “He has the background that makes him the full experience for the basketball

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News Basketball program,” Marquardt said. Prior to coaching, Reed played for the Forest Park Highlanders for two years and was named an All-American. He then joined the Kansas State University Wildcats, where he scored 842 career points and made it to the Elite Eight in the 1981 NCAA Tournament. In 1982, he was drafted to the Cleveland

Reed at a glance Playing career: STLCC (Forest Park Highlanders): Two years under Coach Bob Nelson, named All-American player. Kansas State University: 1980-1982. Started 54 games, scored 842 career points. NBA: Drafted to the Cleveland Cavaliers following 1981-1982 season. Coaching career: 16 years for McCluer North High School boys basketball. Three state championships in 2007, 2011 and 2012. Team nationally ranked in USA Today’s Super 25 list. Family: He and his wife, Frances, known to his players as the “First Lady,” live in North County and have five children.

from page 1 Cavaliers in the seventh round before playing for eight years in the European pro league. Reed joined the McCluer staff in 1997, teaching and coaching the Stars boys’ basketball team. He is particularly proud of his career shaping the talent of high school athletes. “In the last 10 years, we’ve created one of the top sports programs in the state,” said Reed, pointing to McCluer state championships earned in 2007, 2011 and 2012. “We were back-to-back champions. We were nationally ranked in USA Today.” One of his players, BJ Young, went on to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks and entered the NBA draft last month. Those accomplishments, combined with encouragement from his wife, Frances — affectionately known as the “First Lady” by Reed’s players — led him to pursue the Archers head coach job. Bruce Smith, athletic director at McCluer. said Reed will be missed. The coach is staying on as a social studies teacher at the school despite leaving the basketball program. “He’s t a k e n teams that at times didn’t have the most talent and made the most out of them,” Smith said. “Knowing the success he’s had and knowing his work effort, I think he’ll be very successful at the college level.”

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Randy Reed, who was hired this spring as the new Archers men’s basketball coach, took his McCluer North High School boys to state championships three times during his 16-year career there. Adding to Reed’s appeal, said Marquardt, is his ability to recruit from the St. Louisarea talent pool. The new Archers coach explained that power comes from a rapport he’s built with area coaches and players. “I have – Coach Randy Reed grown to have a respect for them, and they have a respect for me,” Reed said. “It’s very easy for me to call a high school coach and have a good

“I want to run a disciplined program with quality young men that’s education first and winning second.”

conversation about high school players. They know me and they trust me to guide their kids in the right direction.” As for his strategy in his first Archers season, Reed said he’ll put education and player eligibility first. “I want to run a disciplined program with quality young men that’s education first and winning second,” he said. In the end, he said, it’s not about winning or losing. “It’s about seeing that smile on their faces because we’ve achieved something together. It promotes bonding between young men, but I just love watching them win and being happy.”


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“Because of what you’ve done a master’s degree. today, you’ve joined the ranks of “It’s a moral issue, and my faith Rosa Parks,” he said, speaking of tells me we are a part of one family,” the Montgomery, Ala., woman who she said. “People need a living wage became a civil rights icon after so they don’t need shelters.” refusing to give up her bus seat to a Bella Winters, 60, a student at white man in 1955. Eden Theological Seminary who is Next came entertainment by local retired from the military, sees a socihip-hop artists, including Tef Poe, etal benefit to higher wages. Nato Caliph, Michael Franco, D.J. “A lot of people are on food Nune and Theolonius Kryptonite. stamps,” she said. “(A reduction) Kryptonite perwould alleviate formed a song pressure on taxcalled “Rebel payers.” with a Cause,” The STL Can’t prompting audiSurvive on $7.35 ence members march and rally to raise their followed similar fists in the air. protests by fastS h a r o n food workers in Thomas, 19, Chicago and New who works York in April. at Church’s Jimmy John’s Chicken and and McDonald’s Jimmy John’s -- Retired teacher Caroyln Randazzo workers in St. restaurants, Louis organized brought her infant son to the rally. “strikes,” meaning some employees “When he gets older, I don’t want skipped work and picketed outside. him to work as hard as I have to,” The McDonald’s employees traveled she said. to Chicago to protest with other Retired teacher Caroyln Randazzo, workers from across the nation. 57, of Ferguson, showed up because State minimum wages range she believes decent pay is a basic from $5.15 an hour in Georgia and human right. She also came to Wyoming to $9 in Washington. It’s support her daughter, who earns $8.25 in neighboring Illinois. The minimum wage, despite earning federal minimum wage is $7.25.

“It’s a moral issue, and my faith tells me we are a part of one family. People need a living wage so they don’t need shelters.”

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New course focuses on diversity Humanities at Community Colleges: By Sana Cole An NEH Bridging Cultures Projects.” The Scene staff St. Louis Community College was Corporations spend millions of one of 18 colleges selected to pardollars on multicultural training for ticipate. It has leeway in developing employees. Candidates who have and implementing humanities courses, already received that training are more modules or programs in one of five disattractive to potential employers. ciplines: literature, history, philosophy, At least that’s the theory of Forest religion or civic engagement. Park associate history professor “We decided to focus on race, Deborah Henry. religion and gender,” said Yvonne This fall, the Forest Park and Meramec Johnson, dean of humanities and campuses of St. Louis Community social sciences at Meramec. “We College will offer a new humanities talked about what different people course called “Global Dimensions have brought to our country through of Race, race, religion Gender and and gender. We Religion.” want to talk “We’ll about bridging be taking a cultures.” global look Henry, Johnson at issues and and Meramec concerns,” history instrucsaid Henry, tor Steve Collins one of two make up the projfaculty memect’s planning bers who team at St. Louis will teach Community the course. College. Johnson “For examalso will teach ple, we’ll be the new course. – Associate professor Deborah Henry examining, It will consist ‘What does of two units: The it mean to be a black American in the global dimensions of diversity in black 21st century?’” America and the global dimensions The course is part of a pilot project of religious diversity in the United of the National Endowment for the States. Topics will range from how Humanities. It gave a total of $360,000 American-born blacks interact with to the Community College Humanities black immigrants to race and religion Association to create a two-year, in America. nationwide, multi-disciplinary menHenry believes such areas of study toring program called “Advancing the are important for students about to

“We’ll be taking a global look at issues and concerns. For example, we’ll be examining, ‘What does it mean to be a black American in the 21st century?’”

enter a diverse workforce, and that the course will fit perfectly on the Forest Park campus because of its diversity. “(The training) will be good if it’s one less thing to do to get a job,” said Rose Jacob, 33, a student in the college’s MoHealth Wins program. “It’s definitely worth it.” Tyral Thompson, 45, another MoHealth Wins student, believes the course sounds interesting but questions its practicality. “I don’t know if enough people will pay to get that type of information,” he said. “If they offered (the course) free to people who are immigrants coming into the community or people who will be opening a business dealing with diverse cultures, then I could see them being interested in it.” Student feedback will help the planning team fine-tune the course before they share their results with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Eventually, it could be offered at colleges and universities across the country. Johnson believes the course would be valuable to students in all fields of study. “All educated people need to understand race, religion and gender,” she said. “It benefits people no matter what career you’re going into.” The course will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the fall. “Global Dimensions of Race, Gender and Religion.” can be found on the college’s Banner Self-Service web system under HUM: 208 401 (CRN 36182).


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Corrections Forest Park student Cary Ball traveled to Jefferson City with the Human Resources Club last semester. A photo caption in Spring Issue 5 listed the wrong group. Rick Anthes is chairman of the Forest Park automotive department. His name was misspelled in a profile in Spring Issue 5. Dwayne Hagens commented for a story on the Workers Can’t Survive on $7.35 rally in Spring Issue 5. His name was misspelled. The Scene regrets these errors.

Weight room off-limits this summer By Joan Nelson The Scene staff

Budget cuts have closed the Forest Park weight room this summer, keeping students from using new workout equipment installed in 2011. “There has to be supervision to ensure no one injures themselves during workouts,” said Sue Martin, chair of education and human services. “Without the funds to pay for supervision, the weight room had to be closed.” Martin Students, faculty, staff and alumni still can swim during open hours at the campus pool. That’s good news for Forest Park alumnus Marcia Rodgers, 75, who believes swimming benefits her health. “Swimming is wonderful for my arthritis,” she said. “The movement has no weight bearing on my joints, and the doctor told me it would be good for me.” Open swim hours are 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. A college I.D. card is required.

Open swim hours 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

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New workout equipment sits idle in the weight room. Forest Park has two workout facilities in the Physical Education Building: A fitness center used for P.E. classes and the weight room, which formerly had open hours in addition to classes. The college used capital funds to install $38,369 worth of new exercise equipment in both facilities two years ago. “(Staffing is necessary) for liability purposes,” said Kirk Martin, gym supervisor. “Fights, gambling and craziness would still be going on (in the weight room even with) monitoring and supervision.”

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The Forest Park pool is supervised by lifeguards, such as Ethan Farnsworth, 22, a student at St Louis University majoring in investigative medical science. “Swimming sessions are good for exercise and social well-being,” he said. “Students also come in to work on their swimming strokes.” The college also offers P.E. classes, such as Dance Aerobics, Yoga and Cardio-flex for people who want to keep fit. Kirk Martin tried to start a walking group last year, but it fell through because it conflicted with the Walk for Fitness class.

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HOT ON THE SCENE What’s up Crown Candy marks 100 years By Michelle McIntosh The Scene staff On the north side of downtown St. Louis, there’s a little family owned and operated restaurant that has been patronized by St. Louisans for 100 years. Walking in the door of Crown Candy Kitchen is like taking a step back in time with the malt machines, small jukeboxes at every booth and vintage CocaCola signs on the walls. The restaurant is at 14th Street and St. Louis Avenue. Greek immigrant Harry Karandzieff opened in 1913 as a candy store and soda fountain, drawing on his confectionary skills from Greece. It wasn’t until his son, George, took over in the 1950’s that the restaurant started carrying homemade ice cream, candy and sandwiches. Crown Candy has been featured twice

on the Travel Channel. The first time was when “Man v. Food” host Adam Richman took its Malt Challenge. Customers who can drink five malts or malted milkshakes in 30 minutes get them for free, and their names are engraved on a plaque. The second TV appearance was when Richman returned last year to include the restaurant’s BLT sandwich on his “Best Sandwiches across America” segment. I recently went to Crown Candy for the first time since childhood. I felt like a kid in a candy store, which makes sense because I was in a candy store. My biggest decision was what I wanted to try first. T h e F r e n c h Sundae has to be my favorite. It’s made with two scoops of homemade ice cream covered with strawberry, pineapple and marshmallow sauces. It’s topped with whipped cream, crushed cashews, chocolate sprinkles and a cherry. My daughter went with me and tried the John Rabbit Special. That’s a banana malt with whipped cream, nuts and nutmeg. Since that visit, we have decided to treat ourselves and visit Crown Candy once a


Crown Candy has been featured twice on the Travel Channel. The first time was when “Man v. Food” host Adam Richman took its Malt Challenge.

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Customers take shelter from the rain under the awning at Crown Candy Kitchen, which sits at the intersection of St. Louis Avenue and 14th Street. month. It’s a memorable place to get good old-fashioned desserts. The restaurant is at 1401 St. Louis Ave. It’s open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Hours

Ball high-speed chase, driving in an erratic manner; that his vehicle struck a parked vehicle when they tried to pull him over later that evening; and that he exited the vehicle, prompting police to pursue him on foot. “The suspect produced a gun and pointed the weapon at the officers,” according to a police case sum-

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from page 1 mary. “Officers drew their department-issued weapons and ordered the suspect to drop his weapon. The suspect refused, and the officers, fearing for their immediate safety, discharged shots, striking the suspect in his torso and arms.” Human Services coordinator Angela Roffle organized the meeting on June 12 in Forest Park’s Café East. About 25 people attended. Roffle had Cary Ball in one of her classes. “He was a great guy,” she said.

“Cary will never be forgotten and will remain in our hearts. I miss him daily.” Other speakers at the meeting included representatives of the Human Services department, the Brother to Brother Club, Grass Roots Organization, the SWIM ministry and other groups. Several focused on the importance of stopping gun violence. “If we take our neighborhoods back one at a time, we will get our children back one at a time,” said Brenda Ingram, a former Forest Park student.

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Above left, Angela Roffle; left, Jayda Ross, Toni Taylor, Cary Ball’s mother, Leroy Cox and Mia Seals listen to a speaker at a meeting in Forest Park’s Café East; above, Carlos Ball, Cary’s brother, talks about stopping gun violence.

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Nude models secure in their own skin By Chris Cunningham The Scene staff

Imagine sitting on a stage completely naked. The room is quiet as an art instructor tells students how to sketch you – fat rolls, wrinkles and all. Sound scary? This is part of a regular day for nude models, who bare it all in Forest Park art classes. “I’ve never been nervous,” said Bert Haier, 72, of Webster Groves, a retired hairdresser Haier who has been modeling for 35 years. “I have always been comfortable with my body.” Model Mary Grace Evans, 64, of University City, also feels at ease taking off her clothes for a room full of art students. She started modeling at University of Detroit Mercy, where she also majored in theater and performed in plays. “Once you crawl on the stage as a mouse or a lion, being on the platform to model doesn’t make you feel all that weird,” said Evans, who now works as a market researcher. Haier and Evans are two of a handful of men and women who model nude in Figure Drawing I and II classes. Art department chair Yingxue Zuo said drawing live models is important for an artist’s growth.

“You learn how to deal with space, unity and personal expressions,” he said. Models typically change into robes before walking into the classroom, disrobing and striking a pose on a small stage. Sometimes they use props, such as croquet mallets or broom handles. Students stand or sit at easels and sketch the models, usually with charcoal pencils. “Maybe the first five seconds it was weird,” said Dana Valley, 30, a homemaker from St. Louis County, who is enrolled in Figure Drawing I. “But then my brain kicked in, and I said to myself, ‘Oh, that’s what we do in this class.’” Many students think drawing nudes improves their artistic skills. Art major Eryca DeSmith, 21, said it has given her the chance to study anatomy more closely. She is considering modeling herself. “I feel like I’d be helping to inspire creative in artists,” she said. Nude models strike a variety of poses, such as standing on one foot, sitting with their legs crossed or laying down. They recieve periodical breaks, but the physical stress on the body is unavoidable. “It can be taxing,” said Brooks Johnson, 35, of South County, a who – Model Bert Haier landscaper models on the side. “There is a lot of fatigue from holding your arms, and your legs can fall asleep, causing (it to feel like) pins and needles.” To combat the strain, Johnson practices yoga, and Haier works out seven days a

“I like to feel like I am mentoring the students in some way, by being a bit of a muse.”

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Graphic design major Raheem Hitchins, 23, draws model Eric Peniston, 47, in Figure Drawing I. week, running, streching and weight-lifting. Johnson, Haier and Evans say their families know about their modeling and have no problem with it. Model Eric Peniston, 47, said his mother even has a nude portrait of him in her house. On second thought, Evans can think of one relative who wouldn’t have approved. “My aunt was a nun,” Evans said. “Maybe she would have thought it was better if I was clothed.” Nude models at Forest Park make $13.50 an hour, but they feel like they’re getting

something deeper from the experience. “I gain a sense of where art comes from,” Evans said. “I love to see people create and the techniques they use.” Models also feel like they are helping artists improve their work. “Every glance (of the artist) is like a footstep in the direction of accomplishing a goal, which is creating a piece of art,” Johnson said. “I like to feel like I am mentoring the students in some way, by being a bit of a muse,” Haier added.

Still life, fire drill and free lunch Photos by Garrieth Crockett

Electrical engineering major Will Donnelly, 21, examines a still life in his drawing class.

A crowd of faculty and students wait outside near the faculty parking lot during the June 5 fire drill.

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Nursing major Ciara Jones, 21, prepares a free lunch for TRIO students in the campus cafeteria.

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Weather reports are depressing By Michelle McIntosh The Scene staff As warmer weather came around, so did natural disasters. In the past few weeks, flooding and tornadoes have left many people without homes. I watch the news, and I feel like changing the channel when it’s time for weather reports. Oklahoma has been hit with back-toback tornadoes, reminding Missourians of the 2011 Joplin tornado and others that have hit our area. The first tornado hit the small town of Moore, Okla. It operated in the same manner as the Joplin tornado, devastating everything in its path. One of the schools, Plaza Towers Elementary, suffered severe damage. Seven of its 500 students were killed. I have a friend who grew up in Moore. The houses that he lived in were all demolished by the tornado.

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The storm’s devastation was all too heartbreaking. As a mom, my heart ached when I heard about the mother who died while hiding in a freezer with her child, and the little boy who survived the tornado, just to be killed by a friend’s dog several weeks later. Only 11 days after Moore, Oklahoma was hit again with the largest EF5 tornado in history. It was 2.6 miles wide, wiping out nearly everything in its path. While Oklahoma was dealing with its tragedies, two tornadoes hit St. Louis, damaging houses and hotels and knocking out power to several thousand people. As the people in tornado-stricken areas clean up, others are preparing in case the Mississippi River overflows its banks. A levy broke in West Alton, Mo., on June 4. People were evacuated, and many watched as their homes got covered by water. Some even washed away. In nearby Kimmswick, volunteers stacked sandbags along the river bank to keep the water at bay. While St. Louis has more than enough water thanks to the rain, people in Colorado are dealing with the exact opposite: Wildfires have destroyed homes and other buildings. This is scary to me because I have cousins and a sister who live in Colorado. While keeping up with news about the Colorado wildfires and Midwest tornadoes, I ran across an article about the New Madrid Fault. Researchers are expecting fault to produce a major earthquake in next 50 years. The danger for St. Louis is that it sits directly on the fault line. A major earthquake could easily cause St. Louis to fall into great devastation. Many people say, “Well you live in the city. You don’t get that many powerful tornadoes.” But that’s where they are wrong.

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St. Louis has a long history of powerful tornados with two recent ones rated EF3. No matter where you live, you can fall victim to tornadoes, flash floods and any other natural disaster that Mother Nature decides to throw your way. The best way to handle them is be prepared. Whether at home, work or school,

know what you need to do to keep safe. If you’re in a car and you see a tornado, don’t try to race it. You won’t win. Find a ditch or a building that can provide shelter. Devise a plan with your family for your home, and find out what is planned at your school or workplace.

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The march stops traffic at Delmar and Skinker for about 20 minutes.

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Protestors display a strike banner in front of Church’s Chicken during the march.

March on the Loop An estimated 700 people marched on the Delmar Loop and attended a rally this spring to demand an increase in the Missouri minimum wage. They were protesting as part of the STL Can’t Survive on $7.35 campaign, sponsored by Missouri Jobs with Justice and the St. Louis Organizing Committee.

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Rapper Thelonius Kryptonite performs at the rally outside Vintage Vinyl after the march in University City.

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Rally co-organizer Montague Simmons speaks to the crowd.

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Protestors crowd the sidewalk in front of Commerce Bank.

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