St. Louis, MO – The magazine U.S. News & World Report has ranked Barnes-Jewish Hospital as the eighth best in the nation. Last year it was ranked ninth; it's the only Missouri hospital to make the magazine's honor roll this year.
Saint Louis University Hospital was ranked ninth in the nation for its work in geriatric medicine. The 'America's Best Hospitals' issue of the magazine will be on newsstands on Monday, July 21.
St. Louis – The St. Louis Board of Aldermen passed a resolution Friday that prohibits smoking in all city buildings. Mayor Francis Slay plans on signing the bill, which will set up designated outdoor smoking areas.
Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr. pushed for the ban, which he says is long overdue.
"We have been working on, ever since 1978, some way of being able to address the need of those persons who have respiratory illnesses that have to come to City Hall," Bosley said.
The St. Louis Public Schools are on the brink of a major overhaul. This week, the city school board approved a plan to close more than a dozen schools as part of an overall strategy to make up a $90 million budget gap.
The plan is the work of a private management team the school board hired to pull the district out of the red.
St. Louis, MO – The transformer is inside a concrete vault about 100 feet from the arch. It's one of three that supplies electrical power to the trams and all lighting systems inside and below the arch. Arch superintendent Gary Easton says though the bomb and arson squad and the FBI were brought to the scene, nothing suspicious was discovered:
St. Louis, MO – Great Britain's Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, will visit St. Louis this fall.
The member of the royal family will be in Missouri October 22nd and 23rd for a dinner in his honor and to encourage international trade and foreign investment.
He is the brother of Charles, Prince of Wales, and when he was born in 1960 was the first child to be born to a reigning monarch in more than a century. As the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, he is fourth in line of succession to the throne.