Chicago, Ill. – The Chairman and C-E-O of Boeing has resigned. Phil Condit said in a statement this (Mon.) morning he resigned to quote "put the distractions and controversies of the past year behind us."
The resignation comes days after Boeing fired its top financial executive, former St. Louisan Michael Sears. Sears said he negotiated the hiring of a missile defense expert while she worked for the government and was in a position to influence Boeing contracts. The former Air Force official was also dismissed.
St. Louis, MO – More than 350 furloughed American Airlines flight attendants went back to work Tuesday, but only a fraction are based in St. Louis.
The move comes as American is increasing flights nationwide, despite making major cuts at Lambert Airport.
Liz Geiss, a spokeswoman for the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, says only the most senior staff will return. "The 352 flight attendants returning does not include any of the former TWA flight attendants," she added.
Chicago, Ill. – The new company president and CEO of Boeing has a St. Louis connection. Harry Stonecipher, 67, will come out of retirement to head the company. Phil Condit on Monday announced his resignation as CEO.
Stonecipher used to be the C-E-O of McDonnell-Douglas before Boeing bought that company in 1997. He worked closely with Condit for five years, serving a number of roles for the Chicago-based company before he retired last year.
St. Louis, Mo. – Authorities in the Metro East have issued an "Amber Alert" for a ten-year-old boy who they say was abducted from his school today.
Raymond Blake Crump-Wills was taken from the Millstadt Consolidated School by two adults, according to Millstadt police officials. He is described as a white male, 5'3", 130 pounds with light brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a leather jacket, gray sweatshirt, Old Navy while shirt, and black pants with a white stripe.
St. Louis, MO – Republican U.S. Senator Jim Talent of Missouri says opponents should end their filibuster of the energy bill and allow for a vote on the legislation.
A final vote on the bill, which some analysts say could cost $96 billion over ten years, was recently put off until Congress returns to Washington in January. Talent says the legislation would benefit Missouri businesses because it encourages the development of the types of fuel being produced in the state.
Jefferson City, MO – Hunters in Missouri killed fewer deer this year than last. The Department of Conservation says this year's firearm's season, which ended last weekend, netted almost 208,940 deer. But that's more than 8,000 fewer than last year, when 217,435 deer were killed.
The numbers are also down in Illinois, though the firearms season in that state has not yet ended.