Lucy Nobbe http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis-area mom decries downgrade with NYC plane protest http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-area-mom-decries-downgrade-nyc-plane-protest <p>Lucy Nobbe was fed up with Congress, angry over the U.S. credit downgrade, and she wanted the world to know.</p><p>Now Nobbe, who sells municipal bonds, has become something of a celebrity, even a hero to many.</p><p>The 51-year-old divorced mother of two daughters from suburban St. Louis spent $895 to hire an airplane to fly over New York City on Tuesday pulling a banner that read: &quot;THANKS FOR THE DOWNGRADE. YOU SHOULD ALL BE FIRED!&quot;</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:31:34 +0000 The Associated Press 1839 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis-area mom decries downgrade with NYC plane protest