St. Louis – Mayor Francis Slay has picked the person he wants to lead Lambert St. Louis International Airport when its current director retires in January.
Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge is no stranger to Lambert. She was the vice president of TWA's North American operations when the airline was headquartered at Lambert, and then became the managing director of American Airlines' St. Louis operation. While with TWA, she was responsible for 100 airports, and found Lambert to be one of the best-run facilities.
St. Louis – It's official - Mark McGwire will return to St. Louis as the Cardinals' hitting coach next season.
McGwire will replace Hal McRae, whose contract was not renewed. Cardinals' manager Tony La Russa announced the decision Monday. He said he believes McGwire's success as a hitter will translate into him being a good coach.
St. Louis – The Metropolitan Sewer District is giving residents a chance to find out more about a $1.9 billion project designed to clean up area waterways.
By federal law, MSD is required to reduce the amount of sewage that flows into the area's streams and rivers during heavy rain. In some parts of the service area, customers do not have separate sanitary and storm sewers, and the system can be overwhelmed in storms.
Jefferson City, Mo. – After ignoring a state mandate for more than a year, the Missouri Department of Social Services finally has published a list of employers whose workers get Medicaid health coverage.
A 2007 Missouri law requires the department to produce a quarterly report listing each business with at least 50 employees or their family members enrolled in the federal-state insurance program for the poor. But the department previously said it was unable to do so.