Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest population estimates for the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. The St. Louis region grew, but our rate of growth was slower than those in other metro regions like Denver, Tampa, Fla., and even Baltimore. As a result, we dropped from 20th to the 21st-largest metropolitan region. But let’s be clear: We are doing well in a lot of areas. This story is not about urban vs. rural, this suburb vs. that suburb.Every metropolitan region across the country is competing for people, jobs and economic opportunities. But what this news should do is inspire us, as business and civic leaders, to work together more effectively to market the St. Louis region and bring more jobs and talented people to our region.We do have a lot of momentum on which to build. Over the past month, we beat out Kansas City, Milwaukee and Louisville, Ky., to win more than 2,200 new jobs with companies like Amazon, Cenlar and Grove Collaborative. Our startup … [Read more...] about St. Louis region is 21st largest in U.S. – now what?
From the left, Outstanding Director of a Musical nominee Justin Been, Outstanding Actress in a Musical nominee Kay Love and Outstanding Director of a Drama nominee Gary F. Bell, all of St. Louis, attend the St. Louis Theater Circle Awards at the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts in Webster Groves on Monday, March 26, 2018. Photo by Jon Gitchoff … [Read more...] about iParty: Actors, fans turn out for St. Louis Theater Circle Awards
For many years Muny chorus members worked the entire season, not just one or two shows. That meant they started rehearsals before the first show opened, then performed at night and rehearsed their next show during the day. It was a tough schedule, but performers competed hard to make the cut. Most of the 1942 female dancers are from the St. Louis area. From left, by row, they are: (first row) Mary Ann Hickey, Susan Scott, Eunice Kagan, Jean Haumueller, (second row) Rosemary Powell, Leonore Hines, Jane Bauer, Carol Ossman, (third row) Doris Jean Rathman, Virginia Hashagen, Lillian Cross, Virginia Conrad, (fourth row) Lillian Ann Merod, Virginia Lee Green, Marie von Behren, Betty Herbert, (fifth row) Nancy McCabe, Jackie Bonder, Kay Eibert, Suzanne Schmitz, (last row) Mary Foster, Josephine McCann, Dortha Maie Wicker and Mary Jo Zucchero. Photo by Jack January of the Post-Dispatch … [Read more...] about From Auguste Chouteau to Jon Hamm: A whirlwind tour of St. Louis history in photos
After a four-day trial, a federal jury found a St. Louis Park attorney guilty Thursday on five counts of distributing child porn. Using the pseudonym "Arlobingo," 49-year-old Ian Scot Laurie used a peer-to-peer file sharing program called GigaTribe to distribute videos "depicting the sexual abuse of children," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. FBI investigators found Laurie had used his computer at work and home to share the images and chatted with others on the site about his "sexual interest in children." "The sexual exploitation of children via the internet is a heinous crime," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Kate Buzicky in a statement. "Thanks to the nationwide coordination and painstaking efforts of the FBI investigators, this defendant has been brought to justice." Laurie previously worked at law firm Laurie and Laurie with his father, Jerry. The practice specializes in employment law and commercial litigation. Jerry Laurie said his son hasn't worked at the firm — now … [Read more...] about St. Louis Park attorney guilty of child porn charges
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. • Now that the Cardinals have solidified their position-player alignment for opening day by optioning outfielder Harrison Bader and first baseman Luke Voit to Memphis and telling utilityman Yairo Munoz and catcher Francisco Pena they were on the club, they will deal with a pitching spot. But it may not be that hard.When righthander Josh Lucas was optioned to Memphis after not allowing a run in 11 1/3 innings over nine games, that left one righthanded relief spot, probably to be contested by Mike Mayers, unscored this spring in 11 innings, and John Brebbia.But righthander Luke Gregerson, earlier troubled by an oblique strain, did not make the trip from Jupiter because of a “mild” hamstring injury, according to manager Mike Matheny.With the season opener less than a week away, it would seem likely that Gregerson, who was hobbling a bit Friday, would be placed on the 10-day disabled list and that both Mayers, who will start Saturday against the New … [Read more...] about St. Louis Cardinals Cards notebook: Munoz stays; Voit, Bader go to Memphis