Day: February 20, 2018

Not enough: Some oppose Stenger’s three percent raise for corrections medicine employees

At the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday, some councilmembers along with a few public speakers opposed the county executive’s new plan to give corrections medicine employees a three percent raise. Communication from County Executive Steve Stenger recommends that the sum of $150,000 be appropriated to support a program for a 3 percent raise for employees assigned to and working in the Corrections Medicine Program of the Division of Health Services in the Department […]

Emery’s utility bill on hold for now as House looks to send their own version to Senate

House version of SB 564 to be heard by House Utility Committee on Wednesday evening JEFFERSON CITY,  Mo. – The aftermath of the Senate’s filibuster and ultimate passage of Sen. Ed Emery’s SB 564 has left more than a few lawmakers and lobbyists in a state of confusion. That’s because the bill was finally third read and passed, with an understanding that the changes sought by a group of filibustering senators would be left to the […]

Saint Louis Zoo to celebrate International Polar Bear Day on Feb. 24

The Saint Louis Zoo announced Tuesday it will celebrate International Polar Bear Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 at McDonnell Polar Bear Point. Although the official International Polar Bear Day falls on Feb. 27, carnivore keepers will offer keeper chats for visitors and enrichment activities for Kali (pronounced CULL-ee), the Zoo’s 5-year-old, 1,150-pound male polar bear three days early from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visitors can learn about polar […]

Chief Belmar requests legislation that would help pay for the salaries of domestic abuse detectives

The St. Louis County Police Chief has requested legislation that would accept and appropriate a grant of $261,000 to help pay for the salaries of three domestic violence unit detectives. Police Chief Jon Belmar requested the legislation be brought up that would appropriate a grant in the amount of $261,020.23 awarded by the 2018-19 STOP Violence Against Women (VAWA). The VAWA grant program is administered by the Missouri Department of Public Safety. Belmar stated that […]

The Players involved in the Greitens investigation

As the criminal investigation into the Governor’s sex scandal has expanded into an investigation into dark money, coordination with a 501(c)(4) and the use of his charity’s fundraising list for political purposes, we decided to take a look at the players involved on both sides leading up to the grand jury beginning to take testimony later this month.  For the Governor  Mark Bobak – When you wonder how a guy goes from Obama rallies to […]

RELEASE: Intalere Members to Benefit from Renewed Medline Distribution Agreement

Contract will provide savings on large portfolio of medical/surgical products NORTHFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE) Medline, a global manufacturer and distributor of medical products with patient-centered solutions, services and expertise across the continuum of care, today announced it has been awarded a new agreement with Intalere for distribution services. This is a renewal of the current distribution agreement with an enhanced financial offering for a new, four-year collaboration. Members will receive competitive pricing on products purchased through Medline as […]

RELEASE: Tony Johnson Named General Manager at Kings Dominion

DOSWELL, Va., Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Cedar Fair Entertainment Company has appointed amusement park industry veteran Tony Johnson as general manager of the Kings Dominion amusement park in Doswell, Va. effective immediately. Johnson has served in positions of increasing responsibility at Cedar Fair parks throughout his career, most recently as corporate vice president of operations where he oversaw rides, water parks and security throughout the company’s eleven amusement parks. Tim Fisher, Cedar Fair’s chief operating officer, said, “Tony Johnson is a superb […]

RELEASE: Healthcare Regulatory Attorney Denise Bloch Joins Lathrop Gage

St. Louis (February 19, 2018) – Lathrop Gage is pleased to welcome Denise Bloch to its St. Louis office as Of Counsel in the Healthcare practice. Bloch has a strong background in healthcare law and brings over 20 years of experience to the firm. She is well versed in numerous areas of healthcare law, privacy, pharmacy, reimbursement, licensure, contracting, drafting, negotiations, employment and labor counseling and related litigation, reimbursement appeals, litigation management and claims management. Bloch […]

National NAACP Chairman to keynote annual Rosa Parks observance celebration

The St. Louis County Branch of the NAACP announced that it will host an annual observance celebration of the life and legacy of Rosa Parks this month. On Feb. 24, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host the event at 10:30 a.m. at Hazelwood School District’s Jamestown Elementary School. Around 300 community leaders, children and parents are expected to attend this celebratory event. Esther Haywood, branch president of the St. Louis […]

RELEASE: Benson Hill Biosystems receives patent for Novel CRISPR Technology

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Benson Hill Biosystems Patent No. 9,896,696 related to CRISPR 3.0 Cms1 genome editing nucleases, further expanding the company’s suite of genomics tools to accelerate crop performance improvements. Benson Hill’s genome editing system Edit, powered by CropOS™, enables companies across the agri-food value chain to tap natural genetic diversity as a powerful source of product differentiation to improve the health and sustainability of our food system.  […]