St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission
With VIP parties, private jets, and ticket prices as high as $5,000, the Fall Classic isn’t just about peanuts and Cracker Jacks anymore.
Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed a St. Louis County attorney to be the new chairman of the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission.
To the applause of doctors gathered at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Governor Nixon signed “Chloe’s law,”
The St. Louis Business Journal reported that with the payment to the Rams, the CVC now projects a $2.5 million operating loss for fiscal 2013.
What was supposed to be a big government convention here with thousands of federal employees bringing $6 million in direct spending has been cancelled.
The St. Louis RCGA recently announced that it is dropping the “Perfectly Centered, Remarkably Connected” slogan it adopted more than 5 years ago.
As done every year for Father’s Day, Ron Jacober replays the recording of Jack Buck reading “A Father and His Child”.
The CVC sent out a written statement Friday, saying it has expressed to the Rams that it believes it’s in the best interest of the community and the team to engage in meaningful dialogue over the next two weeks.
Charlie talks with Bestselling Author/Screenwriter/Playwright Delia Ephron; with Ruth Morris in Shanghai about the release of the blind Chinese dissident; with Denny Huff of the Mo. Council of the Blind about an update on funding for the blind in Mo.; with Clayton School District Spokesperson Chris Tennill and student transfers; with STL Post Dispatch Editor Arnie Robbins about Sunshine Laws, the CVC and the Rams; with STL Cards Broadcaster John Rooney; and with Veronica Wansley, a Peabody shareholder/protester who was denied entrance into the Peabody shareholders meeting yesterday in STL.
John and Michael talk about Shock Jock Howard Stern criticizing St. Louis; with CBS News Correspondent Steve Futterman about today’s Illinois primary; with Retired Army Maj. Mike Lyons about the Afghan massacre of civilians; with Kitty Radcliffe about the financial impact of NCAA men’s basketball in STL and about the Rams lease; and take a look at the Rev. Dennis Terry’s introduction of Rick Santorum at a rally event which has caused quite a stir.