Missouri School Investigating 'Slave Trade' Homework Assignment

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A Missouri elementary school is investigating reports that fifth grade students were given assignments last week that asked them to consider the price of slaves on their hypothetical plantation — and what price to assign the slaves.

"You own a plantation or farm and therefore need more workers," the assignment stated, according to a Sunday Facebook post that included an image of the assignment.…
Danny Wicentowski

St. Louis professional indoor soccer team makes ownership change

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The St. Louis Ambush, a professional indoor soccer team that plays at the Family Arena in St. Charles, said Monday part of its ownership group has changed. The team, a member of the Major Arena Soccer League, said minority owners Tony Glavin and Elizabeth Perez have sold their ownership shares to Jeff Locker. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Locker is founding member and CEO of St. Charles-based financial planning firm AXIUS Financial. Both Glavin and Perez had been owners of the Ambush…
Nathan Rubbelke

Monday Soulard Property Tax Special District Meeting, Sunshine Issues Continue

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Soulard Special Business District is a special taxing district that funds security/safety services within part of Soulard via property tax collected in part of Soulard. Boundaries. This Soulard Special Business District meeting, like most before it, is in violation of Mayor Lyda Krewson’s Executive Order #60 on requiring meeting notices be posted 24 Hours in … Continue reading Monday Soulard Property Tax Special District Meeting, Sunshine Issues Continue
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Cooking school planned for former Brentwood Lanes

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The Brentwood planning and zoning commission at its meeting on Wednesday is set to consider a conditional use permit for a cooking school  at 9001 Manchester Road. That’s according to the commission’s published meeting agenda. The address is the former Brentwood Lanes.
Doug Miner

Drury sets opening date for Walt Disney World hotel

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St. Louis-based Drury Hotels has announced that its new property — the company's largest to date — will open by the end of 2021. The project, which includes 604 rooms and more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space, is located in the Disney Springs Resort Area entertainment complex in Orlando. The Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista will be a part of Disney vacation packages and Drury will offer transportation to and from the theme parks, according to a release. Cost of the project…
Vince Brennan