St. Louis, MO – The road for Olympic divers will go through St. Peters next year. The St. Louis suburb was awarded the 2004 Olympic Diving Trials yesterday, over New York, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Seattle.
The trials determine who goes to the Olympics, and will be held at the St. Peters Rec-Plex next June. They'll also be part of a yearlong centennial celebration commemorating St. Louis's hosting of 1904 World's Fair and Olympics.
Diving saw its debut as an Olympic sport at the St. Louis games.
St. Louis, MO – A dozen organizations that care for St. Louis' homeless population will share an $8-million federal grant to continue their missions. Monday, US Department of Housing and Urban Development officials presented a check to St. Louis mayor Francis Slay, city leaders and advocates for the homeless. The grant amounts to nearly eight times what HUD gave the city last year to address the issue. Acting HUD field office director Fannie Woods credits the city team that drafted the proposal.