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We spent several hours today in the Roman Catholic and second oldest (1857) cemetery in St. Louis, operated by the Archdiocese of St. Louis. It has an interesting history with the land once owned by Henry Clay. The cemetery is... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
You should get your group to have a event there, it's really different and historically lovely.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on A visit to City Cottage at respublica
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Last night we attended an event at the City Cottage on Chouteau in what is mainly an industrial or manufacturing/warehousing area of St. Louis. Right in the middle of all this is a charming restaurant which began years and years... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
Yesterday KSDK, Channel 5, did a segment on Collinsville's Kruta Bakery and reporter Ryan Dean did a wonderful job of presenting this best bakery in St. Louis and the 4 generations of Krutas who have continued the business. If you... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
From channel four, KMOV, this morning: "Sorry Metro East drivers...speeds are already super slow on 64 W in East St. Louis. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
Carly Fiorina is looking better and better, smarter and smarter. If only the emphasis wasn't focused on one person. The interviews and speeches she gives which are broadcast, makes me sit back and think, Wow. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
Like many who use a Microsoft computer with the Windows operating system, we've received a pop-up message offering the new Windows 10 for free for a limited time. I've debated with myself almost every time I see it and each... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
More viewers? My guess is viewers are sick of Trump but the media is not and that is all there is to watch. It's such a relief when they once in a while talk about something or someone else.
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Why oh why is the media, national and local, so obsessed with Donald Trump to the point where almost no other GOP candidate is getting more than a minute or two of coverage each day. Last night we were watching... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
Yesterday I drove the morning rush from St. Louis to Collinsville and got to see the Westbound back ups made worse by a crash at Big Bend and 40/64. The traffic was backed up east of Kingshighway. So the Illinois people not only were backed up in Illinois east of the racetrack but then got stalled again when they got into the city. Not a good day.
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And now it looks like drivers in Illinois coming from Swansea and O'Fallon/Fairview will be experiencing more lane closures at the start of their commute. It just seems as though IDOT has too many projects in too many places which makes the trip almost impossible. It is hard to tell exactly what is going on when you approach the Poplar. Those who haven't done it at least once have no idea which lane to be in.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Alternative? What alternative at respublica
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Getting to the westbound lanes of the Poplar aren't so great right now.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Alternative? What alternative at respublica
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And, not only did Illinois drivers have to deal with a mess getting to the bridge today, but if they were heading out to west county which many do, they then got stuck in a jam which extended from Big Bend to east of Kingshighway because of a crash. I'm guessing more than a few Illinois people were tearing their hair out today.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Alternative? What alternative at respublica
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Ron, that is just nonsense. What IDOT and MoDOT are doing at the places traffic comes together is ridiculous. They work the same places year after year after year. This morning's westbound rush was backed up everywhere which I saw as I drove over to Collinsville. I believe they have money from the stimulus still in hand and they just keep doing stuff because they can.
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The absurdity of IDOT knows no bounds this year. Not only have they shut down the MLK bridge until December, two WB lanes approaching the Poplar for who knows how long, and now they've closed a portion of WB 64... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
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Hillary Clinton gets 250,000 dollars for speaking at colleges. At least she did before she started her campaign. So here is a bit of back and forth on the college cost issue. Clinton yesterday: "Not one of the 17 GOP... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
So did we, but it was Sunday Ron. There isn't normally rush hour traffic.
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From KMOV traffic this morning: "Road construction on 64WB snarling morning commute on approach to downtown bridges." I knew this was coming and we drove through the lane closures late yesterday afternoon. IDOT is continuing MoDOT's practice of jamming up... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
We were talking the other day about how the grass did not brown out or even stop growing by August this summer. This is unusual to say the least and as it turns out we've had quite a bit of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
The National League Central has 3 teams with won loss records beyond belief. The Cardinals are 32 games over 500, the Pirates 25 games over 500 and the Cubs! yes the Cubs are 19 games over 500. No other division... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
A story from the Belleville News Democrat relates that the budget impasse going on between Governor Rauner and the legislature has put a stop to local cities getting the July money due them from video game revenue. What surprised me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at respublica
A story about Duluth Minnesota in the Post-Dispatch today which describes this city on the shores of Lake Superior the San Francisco of the Midwest. I have never been to Duluth, but had a high school teacher who grew up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at respublica
Popular Mechanics found the answer to "What is the Unofficial Car of Each State". What car was the most distinctive in each state? What model of car did, say, California buy far more often than any other state in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at respublica
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While working on a committee getting ready for the observance of the 100th anniversary of Holy Cross's building, we uncovered quite a few interesting pieces in the archive room yesterday. There are lots and lots of boxes filled with documents... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at respublica
St. Louis officials have suspended the red light camera program and, get this, will refund drivers who paid fines (Feb 14, 2014 until yesterday) from these cameras 5.6 million dollars! This is amazing and the question is, does St. Louis... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at respublica