Pasadena, CA – Missouri's float in yesterday's tournament of Roses parade took home one of the 23 trophies awarded.
The city of St. Louis took home the Isabella Coleman Trophy, for the best presentation of color and color harmony through flower use. Budweiser Clydesdales pulled the float, which featured a huge ship covered in redwood bark and colorful fish and other water creatures. The prize-winning entry was titled "Underwater Discovery."
The Rose Parade theme this year was "Children's Dreams, Wishes and Imagination."
St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay took part in a special service Wednedsay morning to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation - the document that led to the abolition of slavery.
The Reverend Emmanuel Cleaver - the former Mayor of Kansas City - told worshippers at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church that despite the fact that slavery was ended, racism and bigotry still exist in the world. He also preached that each generation owes a debt to the previous generation.
St. Louis, MO – The woman who will become the next Speaker of the Missouri House says Republicans hope to keep their promise of sending more Lottery money to schools. Catherine Hanaway of suburban St. Louis says improving education and creating jobs are dependent on each other. She says a good job market will be more educated, and better schools attract businesses which is why more gambling money should go to schools.