Branson, MO – Branson city officials have again said no to a proposed outdoor concert by hip-hop artist Nelly. The city's aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday not to allow the Aug. 21 concert behind the renovated Grand Palace.
Concert organizer Paul Dunn announced on July 4 that Nelly would perform as part of the Grand Palace reopening. But the city denied a special event permit on July 9, citing concerns about parking, crowd control and noise.
St. Louis, MO – The animal rights organization PETA held a protest today against St. Louis Children's Hospital for its use of live cats in a pediatric emergency training course.
Course trainees use an infant-like manikin to practice intubation, a procedure which involves inserting a plastic tube into the windpipe of a patient to facilitate breathing. The trainees are then given the option of practicing the intubation on an anesthetized cat.
St. Louis, MO – In the first of what is expected to be a long series of appeals, attorneys for developer Paul McKee have asked a St. Louis city judge for a second chance to make their case on one specific point.