St. Louis, MO – The St. Louis Zoo has been ranked as the 11th most "family friendly" zoo in the nation.
Child Magazine ranked the zoos based on a survey it sent to about 150 zoos.
They answered questions based on kid-focused criteria, which includes issues like the availability of milk to diaper changing stands. Other categories include the number of exhibits, whether there's a children's zoo (St. Louis Zoo does have one), and whether the zoo offers programs for school trips and summer vacation.
St. Louis, MO – Isle of Capri Casinos said Tuesday it will no longer try to the President Casino in downtown St. Louis.
The company said in a statement that both the buyer and seller agreed to end the sale agreement.
Instead, Isle says it will now focus on trying to win approval from the state to build casinos in both St. Louis City and County. The company says its proposals will mean $196 million more in tax money for local governments than any other proposal on the table.
St. Louis – Preparations are continuing at Washington University in St. Louis, which will host the second of three presidential debates in October. But it's still not known just how many candidates will share the stage.
The debate on October 8 will be the university's third since 1992. The Commission on Presidential Debates is preparing for an event between President George W. Bush and presumptive Democratic nominee Senator John Kerry.