St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission
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.
“The Rams are required to play all home games in the Edward Jones Dome.”
Delegates say they are impressed with the people, places and safety of St. Louis.
The opening festivities on the Arch Grounds had a budget of up to $750,000.
How do you impress a group of people who could bring $187 million to town?
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