St. Louis – Six black Washington University seniors who were excluded from a class party at a Chicago nightclub for allegedly violating the dress code will get an apology from the club.
The students were told they could not enter the Mother's Original Night Club because their jeans were too baggy. Their offer to change clothes was rejected, and the men say white students with even baggier clothing were admitted, making their exclusion racially based.
St. Louis, MO – U.S. Senator Kit Bond says he'll continue to fight cap and trade bills in Congress that he says will kill jobs and raise energy taxes.
Bond sat behind a stack of cards and letters at a committee hearing in Washington Wednesday that he says were sent in by customers of Missouri electric cooperatives opposed to higher power bills. Bond says polls show that most Americans don't want to pay more taxes to offset climate change.
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.