St. Louis Rams

Economy/Edward Jones Dome
5:38 pm
Wed August 10, 2011

L.A. stadium moves forward, with possible implications for Rams

A new stadium planned for downtown Los Angeles could have implications for the fate of the St. Louis Rams, who can break their lease on the Edward Jones Dome in 2014 unless upgrades are made.
via Wikimedia Commons

In a unanimous vote this week the Los Angeles City Council endorsed a plan to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles.  The next step is finding a team, which may have implications for the St. Louis Rams.

The Rams will be able to break their lease on the Edward Jones Dome in 2014 unless the city signs off on a package of expensive upgrades.

The dome is considered by many to be one of the NFL’s worst stadiums.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says the city does have some money set to pay for upgrades.

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Morning round-up
9:37 am
Thu July 28, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Missouri River at Jefferson City, Mo.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

Heat wave decreases flood threat on Missouri River

The heat wave that's plagued Missouri for most of July has had a positive side effect:  it's lessened the flood threat along the Missouri River between Kansas City and St. Louis.

Mark Fuchs is a hydrologist with the National Weather Service office in St. Louis.  Fuchs said the extreme high temperatures have dried up the soil along the Missouri River's tributaries.

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Morning Round-up
9:25 am
Tue July 26, 2011

Morning headlines: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ill. Sen. Dick Durbin has announced that he opposes a short-term extension of the debt ceiling; he wants to extend it until after the 2012 election. Pres. Obama and Congress face an Aug. 2 deadline to avoid a potential government default.
(Elena Schneider/Medill News Service)

Durbin opposes short-term extension of debt-ceiling

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Ill. has announced that he wants to extend the debt ceiling until after the 2012 election. He says Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to raise the ceiling as budget cuts are made would do nothing to help the economy, and won’t keep credit agencies from downgrading the nation’s debt. Rather, he says it would lead to higher interest rates.

 New conservative ad campaign targets Mo. Sen. McCaskill, among others

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Business
4:57 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Los Angeles courting Rams for possible return to California

rendering of Farmers Field in Los Angeles
courtesy AEG

A sports and entertainment company seeking to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles has spoken to the St. Louis Rams.

AEG President Tim Leiweke told the Orange County Register that he is reaching out to the Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Rams future in St. Louis may hinge on the status of their downtown stadium, The Edward Jones Dome.

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Business
4:43 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

NFL players, owners appeal labor dispute in St. Louis

Rams offensive tackle Adam Goldberg attended the hearing on behalf of the NFL Players Assoc.
Adam Allington St. Louis Public Radio

Adversaries in the contentious pro football labor battle convened in a Federal Appeals Court in St. Louis on Friday.

The National Football League is appealing an April injunction from a Minnesota Judge that temporarily lifted the lockout.

The NFL Players Association is in the process of suing the league, claiming that the lockout in violation of federal anti-trust laws.

Paul Clement is an attorney for the NFL team owners; he told a three-judge panel that the issue before them is one for labor laws to decide.

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St. Louis Rams
12:28 pm
Thu January 13, 2011

Cleveland Browns hire Pat Shurmur as coach, was Off. Coord. for Rams

St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo during his final press conference of the season on January 3, 2011. Spagnuolo will lose his offensive coordinator, Pat Shurmur, who was hired by the Cleveland Browns as head coach today. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

St. Louis offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is Cleveland's new coach.

The Browns hired Shurmur on Thursday, ending a search that began when Eric Mangini was fired on Jan. 3. Shurmur was the first candidate interviewed by Browns president Mike Holmgren and is the Browns' fifth coach since their expansion return in 1999.

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