Oct 6, 2011

Arrests at St Louis Protest, Graves has Dem Competition... and more

St. Louis (KSDK)--   The ongoing protest at downtown's Kiener Plaza resulted in more than a half dozen participants being hauled away to jail early Thursday.

The Occupy St. Louis group is part of a nationwide demonstration aimed at bringing awareness to the United States economy and corporate greed ruining the livelihoods of American citizens.

The Occupy St. Louis demonstrators have been setting up camp in Kiener Plaza or the past several nights, violating the city curfew ordinance that prohibits anyone being on the Keiner Plaza grounds after 10:00 p.m.

Several citations were issued over the past two nights to violators at the park, and the arrests early Thursday marked the first time police have actually taken anyone into custody.

Occupy StLouis is their new facebook page...you'll see comments and more photos.


A former Shawnee Mission West High School teacher charged with having sex with three of her students appeared in a Johnson County court on Tuesday.

Michelle Preston, 27, surprised people in court as she is now pregnant. According to her lawyer, Preston's husband is the father of the baby.   Fox4 is the source...more...

Kyle Yarber (Dem) , 45, of the KC suburb of Gladstone spoke to a Kansas City political club Wednesday night in a 'get acquainted' effort to tell the group of his plans to run against US Rep Sam Graves (R-6th District.) Yarber has filed his intentions to run and raise money for his race but has not filed officially yet in Missouri because that doesn't occur until February. Yarber is a planning commissioner in Gladstone and is a career high school teacher who has worked in Plattsburg in Clinton County, and elsewhere.  At right, Yarber at the club meeting where members discussed social security.

Palin fans likely to suffer depression.  Oh the Humanity.  
The muted GOP reaction to Sarah Palin’s departure from the Republican presidential field Wednesday suggests the party had moved on months ago. Not so for the thriving cottage industry that grew at her feet, and whose future is now in danger.

Palin-lovers, Palin-haters, a half-dozen publishing houses, and elements of the mainstream media who tracked her plans long after the Republican campaign bypassed her suddenly face a future without their entertaining, unpredictable, and now scarcely-relevant subject.  (Sorry Darla Jaye, we know how important she was to you!)
More on the candidate who is sooo yesterday...


Project to put black babies "BACK TO SLEEP"

By Robert Joiner, Beacon staff   

The message is catchy enough for most parents to remember. "Back to Sleep," it says, as a reminder to put infants to bed on their backs. Other messages urge parents to allow infants to sleep alone in their own cribs without blankets or other bedding that might cause them to suffocate.

Children's Hospital and other health organizations throughout the area are trying to find new ways to advocate for safe sleep for babies.

In spite of advice from a national safe sleep campaign dating back nearly two decades, sudden unexpected infant death statistics in St. Louis suggest that the message isn't reaching many parents of African-American infants. The rate of sudden death for them is at least twice as high as for other infants.   Fm St Louis beacon.  Read more.

Not a good sign, the missing Lisa baby girl who disappeared on Lister has not been found... it means more and more someone wanted a baby without having one.  So sad, as many kids as there are who are adoptable legally!  Hope it's not the parents...that would be a REALLY bad sign.


Major work time waster...Instant Messenging..
While instant messaging can be a useful intra-office tool, its generally informal (and instant!) nature can also make it productivity’s worst enemy. How many times has a discussion about something work related quickly degenerated into a half-hour gossip session? And there’s always someone with a lot less to do who will tempt you into a chat marathon.

The solution: If you can’t disconnect completely, at least set your status to “Busy” for a good portion of the day. This will help deter frivolous chatter. If someone insists on bothering you with non-work related chit-chat, tell them (politely) that you are in the middle of something and ask if you can pick up the conversation another time (maybe during your lunch break?). Don’t feel bad about it – no one will fault you for your silence if you’ve got work to do. If they do, you probably don’t want to be chatting with them anyway.


China Bill to rightsize their currency

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the China currency bill is the most important jobs legislation Congress can enact, while House Speaker John A. Boehner calls it “dangerous” — and the White House has refused to take a stand.
“We share the concern of members about the valuation of the Chinese currency and the need to appreciate the value of the Chinese currency. We also are concerned that any action that might be taken would be effective and consistent with our international obligations,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Tuesday, demurring yet again on the issue that is dominating Capitol Hill. He wouldn’t commit to taking a stand before the Senate holds a final vote, which could come later this week.
The Senate officially began debating the bill Tuesday, after a 79-19 test vote Monday cleared the way. Mr. Reid used parliamentary moves to block out any amendments, trying to prevent the debate from spinning into a freewheeling fight over free trade and U.S. debt.  -- Fm Washington Times

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