Thomas Sowell – The Media and the Mob

Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minority. We all know what has happened since then -- and it has been a complete disgrace by politicians, the media and mobs of rioters and looters. Despite all the people who act as if they know exactly what happened, nevertheless when the full facts come out, that can change everything.

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Lutheran High names new coach

Michael Wilhite has been named as the new head boys and girls soccer coach at Lutheran High. Wilhite is a graduate of St. Dominic High, where he was a four-year starter on the Crusaders’ state championship soccer team. He also played at Maryville University, where he earned a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing. Following his playing days, Wilhite served as an assistant coach at both Duchesne and at St. Dominic, helping both programs win several state championships. Currently, Wilhite works in the early childhood center in the Kirkwood School District. He and his family reside in St. Charles County. ...

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O’Fallon looks at allowing poultry as pets, close to home food source

The city of O’Fallon is looking at potentially allowing poultry to be kept as pets in non-agricultural areas. At a City Council work session on Aug. 14, Lenore Toser-Aldaz, assistant city manager, made a presentation regarding O’Fallon’s animal control code relating to poultry, which she defined as domestic chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. The current ordinance pertaining to poultry only permits the raising of farm animals in agricultural zoning districts. “Recently, we received several inquiries from residents who want to raise poultry in their back yard in residential neighborhoods,” Toser-Aldaz said. “As the city of O’Fallon is extensively urbanized, you ...

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Westminster Christian Academy moves up kickoff for Saturday’s game

Westminster Christian Academy’s football team will try to beat the heat and Festus by moving up the kickoff of its season opener at home. Due to the forecast for excessive heat this Saturday (Aug. 23), the start time of the first home varsity football game against Festus has been changed to 10 a.m. Concessions will be provided at the game.  

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Enterprising Scout recognized

A Court of Honor recently was held to recognize Samuel Stephens’ achievement of the rank of Eagle Scout. Stephens wanted to create a project that promoted both chess and education. He designed and constructed a concrete bench with a chess board for Green Trails Elementary as his leadership service project. Stephens is a member of Troop 805 in Chesterfield and a recent graduate of the Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students at Lindbergh High in partnership with Parkway.

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Castlio Elementary named among top fundraisers

Castlio Elementary, in the Francis Howell School District, was named one of the top 10 schools in Missouri to raise funds for heart disease and stroke research and education. Castlio students raised $7,855 for the American Heart Association, by participating in the Hoops for Heart fundraising event. Thousands of students from across Missouri participated in both the Hoops for Heart and Jump Rope for Heart events. For the 2013-14 school year, $2.3 million was raised at the nearly 850 events held statewide.  

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Rockwood to study use of academic time, possible policy change

After a request by district residents Larry and Eileen Tyrrell, whose daughter attends Eureka High, Rockwood’s Board of Education agreed on Aug. 7 to let staff study whether to create a new policy, or add to an existing one, in regard to proper use of instructional time. The Tyrrells had told the district that maximizing academic time is critical to improving student achievement. Eileen told the board during public comment on Aug. 7 that wasting class time on movies and games not directly related to the curriculum or exam preparation needs to be addressed by the district. She pointed to ...

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High school security tightened

As part of the Francis Howell School District’s ongoing commitment to school safety, the district will utilize buzz-in systems at the main and student entrances at each high school, beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. The buzz-in system includes an intercom and a camera. After the start of school each day, all doors to the school will be locked and the only points of entry to the building will be through the main and student entrances. All parents and visitors, including late-arriving students, will be required to push an intercom button, state their name and the purpose of their visit ...

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Thomas Sowell – Random Thoughts

Random thoughts on the passing scene: • I don’t know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television — and even punishment is being meted out by CNN’s showing the home and address of the policeman accused in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting. • One of the big differences between Democrats and Republicans is that we at least know what the Democrats stand for, whether we agree with it or not. But, for Republicans, we have to guess. • It is amazing how ...

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Local schools welcome new teachers, staff

Chesterfield Day School is pleased to announce the addition of three new faculty members for the 2014-2015 school year. Danielle Lee will be joining the CDS faculty as a full-time librarian and as technology teacher for grades two through six. Previously, Lee held a position at CDS as an assistant in the second and third grades from 2011 to 2013. Puja Bhutani will be a new kindergarten and first-grade teacher with Lindsay Klasing. She is a Montessori-certified teacher and has been a lead teacher at Children of Promise School since 2011. Alexis Buja will be joining the CDS faculty as ...

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