Johanna Mayer

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Military medals unveiled
4:10 pm
Thu June 30, 2011

Zweifel unveils military medals in Jefferson City

State Treasurer Clint Zweifel and Margaret Means, a relative of Maj. Slusher, stand with a portrait of Maj. Slusher taken in uniform with the Distinguished Service Cross.
(Missouri State Treasurer's Office)

Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel unveiled two World War I military medals today at the Missouri State Museum.

The medals, a Distinguished Service Cross and Croix de Guerre, were handed over to Zweifel as unclaimed property when they were found in a bank safe deposit box.

The medals belonged to Major Ernest W. Slusher. Margaret Means, a member of Slusher’s family, is in the process of seeing if she is the lawful owner of the medals.  

So, who was  Maj. Ernest W. Slusher? And how did he earn these medals? Zweifel explains in a release:

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Ramp closures / Traffic
3:17 pm
Thu June 30, 2011

Eight downtown ramps to close this weekend

(via Flickr/Zahlm)

Some downtown St. Louis interstate exit and entrance ramps will be closed this weekend because of Fair St. Louis.

The following ramps will be closed from 9 a.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Tuesday:

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Illinois traffic laws
12:15 pm
Mon June 27, 2011

Ill. Gov. Quinn signs "common sense" traffic safety measures

(via Flickr/ Drewwh)

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed two traffic safety measures Monday. Quinn said in a press release that the new laws are “common sense measures that will help all motorists in Illinois arrive at their destinations safely.”

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Darwin's library
2:54 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

Missouri Botanical Garden helps digitize Darwin's library

Charles Darwin.
(via Wikimedia Commons/Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin)

The Missouri Botanical Garden has helped put Charles Darwin’s personal library online for the first time.

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