By Paul Larson Dobbins I took a detour home from the airport this morning to grab some breakfast in Ferguson. I wanted to see the area firsthand before really commenting on it. Granted, I was there during the breakfast hour, but what I found in Ferguson is not what you're reading about in the news in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch & STLtoday.com or seeing on Fox2Now, KMOV, KSDK NewsChannel 5, CNN, Fox News or msnbc. Here's what I saw firsthand this morning (Aug. 19):...
The issue of mistrust
I was a college student in Memphis, Tennessee, the night Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. And as you would imagine, the events of that fateful day remain vivid in my memory after all of these years. The entire community of Memphis was both shocked and saddened by the tragic event. But the sadness quickly turned to anger, which turned to chaos and eventually self-destructive actions...
Neighborhood Development Initiative has potential
Our staff has been working on the Neighborhood Development Initiative for more than two years and made the first presentation to the council during July. I am very excited about this new initiative and trust that it will gain traction and support from you, our citizens, in the months and years ahead...
Quick breads: Tomato, bacon, lemon-blueberry and more
Quick breads are not only easy to make, but they are tasty and nice to have in the freezer for drop-in company or to take along to a carry-in dinner or potluck meal. Quick breads can be savory or sweet, light or a little dense in texture, but all are delicious...
Skunks can be stinkers so watch out
This is a striped skunk. It is native and common throughout the United States and most of Canada. If you somehow find yourself close to this cat-sized animal and it begins to hiss and stamp its feet, you should quickly move away. If you (or your dog) are within about 10 feet of a skunk and it suddenly turns away from you and raises its tail, you may be sprayed and regret it. As a defensive maneuver, a skunk can spray a very foul smelling liquid from glands under the base of its tail...
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