St. Louis Call Newspapers

South county residents unite against ‘trashy government’

By BURKE WASSON

December 26, 2007

More than 360 people united last week to protest what they deem as "trashy government" in St. Louis County.Citizens Against Trashy Government, a bipartisan group co-chaired by Mehlville Board of Education President Tom Diehl and former 96th District Republican House candidate Mike Becker, assembled Dec. 11 a...

Victory over Cor Jesu Academy boosts the confidence of Lindbergh High girls

By STEPHEN GLOVER

December 26, 2007

The Lindbergh High School girls' basketball team recently grabbed a confidence-building win with a 50-49 victory at home over Cor Jesu Academy."Personally, I think that this was a game that could turn our confidence around early in the season," Lindbergh head coach Bill Thoele said of the Dec. 11 victor...

MSD board approves rate hikes for 2008

By BURKE WASSON

December 26, 2007

As the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District now has raised customers' wastewater and stormwater rates beginning in 2008, district officials also could ask voters to reduce future wastewater rates through a bond issue.The MSD Board of Trustees voted 5-1 last week to raise wastewater rates by 15 percen...

Board extends Crestwood mall RDP deadline to March 3

By BURKE WASSON

December 26, 2007

To help facilitate the pending sale of the Westfield Shoppingtown Crestwood and to keep the city's options open if that sale falls through, Crestwood aldermen unanimously voted last week to extend the city's deadline to receive requests for proposals to redevelop the mall.The new deadline for the Crest...

Lindbergh sets Basketball Night, Chili Cook-Off

December 26, 2007

Lindbergh's All-District Basketball Night and Chili Cook-Off will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11.The evening will feature the Lindbergh High School girls' basketball team and the Lindbergh High Band in Gym 3, 4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd. The night also will include pom performances and pep-b...

Crestwood mall can offer holiday shopping miracle

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By BURKE WASSON

December 26, 2007

Still in need of holiday gifts?Worried about fighting your way through vehicles packed outside your local malls? You don't have to be. Shop Crestwood.It's no secret that the Westfield Shoppingtown Crestwood has seen better days. Its east end once was bustling with shoppers stuffing their faces on Bissin...

December 26, 2007

Dooley wants MetroLink tax hike off Feb. 5 ballot; officials look to future vote

By BURKE WASSON

December 26, 2007

While County Executive Charlie Dooley last week reversed course and wants a countywide half-cent sales tax to fund Metro-Link extensions and operations removed from the Feb. 5 ballot, county officials plan to place the measure on a future ballot.County spokesman Mac Scott said Friday that county officials...

Registration now under way for ice-skating lessons

December 26, 2007

Registration is under way at the Kennedy Recreation Complex, 6050 Wells Road, for ice-skating lessons for children 31⁄2 years old through adult.A seven-week session will begin the week of Jan. 5. The cost is $35 per skater.For more information about class days and times, classes offered or online regist...

Green Park business community pays ‘lion’s share of taxes’ for city

December 26, 2007

Arguably, the worst anti-business alderman in the history of the city of Green Park has resigned.Are we really to believe that her recent appearance with Elliot Davis on "You Paid For It," her flip-flop stance on Green Park Road improvements and her factless accusations on reduced services from the ...

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