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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 179 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 124

May 24, 2015 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:

THE OFFICIAL PERVERT OF THE 2015 LEGISLATIVE SESSION STILL HAS A PILE OF MONEY: John Diehl has a stack of cash in the form of campaign contributions. We make a suggestion of what he can do with that money. Pages 1 & 2

A NEW TRANSLATION ACCORDING TO WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: "Then God said, 'Let there be light for Friday night football games." We Attended the Planning and Zoning Meeting where Westminster has proposed putting lights up on their football field next to several subdivisions. The vote was unanimous! Pages 2-11

THOU SHALL NOT STEAL! UNLESS OF COURSE WE DISAGREE WITH YOUR SIGN. Pages 12 & 13

TOYOTA VERSUS TOYOTA BOTH WITH YELLOW LIGHTS! See which one won. Pages 13 & 14

PASS A TAX INCREASE AND START WASTING MONEY! See what one of the first things Town and Country's largest contractor (WCEMS&FPD) did after passing a huge tax increase. Pages 14 & 15

THE TOWN SQUARE TASK FORCE AND SUB COMMITTEE FORGET TO DISCUSS ONE IMPORTANT THING: Everyone wants improvements and park like settings for the Wirth Property on Clayton Road. They discuss this for 90 minutes every time they meet. But they have refused to discuss one important thing: How are you going to fund it? Pages 15-17

EDUCATING AMY: Amy learns what squares with fountains in Italy are called. After a year on the police commission she is also learning some of the services the police department offers. There is more is a segment called, Educating Amy. Pages 17-19

BEGGING FOR MONEY IS NOW THE TOP PRIORITY OF THE ART COMMISSION: Pages 20-22

SIGNS: Pages 22-24

HERE TODAY BUT NOT FOR LONG: Pages 24 & 25

CHESTERFIELD POLICE ACTIVITY FOR APRIL: Pages 26 & 27

PLANNED GATED COMMUNITY HOME PRICES TO START AT $1.5 MILLION: Pages 27 & 28

THE ONGOING CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS IN CHESTERFIELD: Pages 28 & 29

MEDIA WATCH: P-D HEADLINE WRITERS TURN GOOD SIZE TOWN INTO TINY TOWN. P-D REPORTER AND EDITORS GO WITH JUST ONE SIDE OF THE STORY: Pages 29 & 30

A BASEBALL STORY! SOMETIMES THE FINAL SCORE DOESN'T TELL THE WHOLE STORY: Pages 31 & 32

MUSIC: We checked things out on Lindell and N. Kirkwood Road. Pages 32-34

CARTOONS: 35-39

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 179 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 124 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 178 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 123

May 17, 2015 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE IS ALSO SEXTER OF THE HOUSE. "GOD I WANT YOU RIGHT NOW!" WAS ONE OF MANY TEXT MESSAGES JOHN DIEHL SENT TO A 19-YEAR-OLD COLLEGE FRESHMAN EARNING COLLEGE CREDIT AS A LEGISLATIVE INTERN: Read the details starting with Diehl's past history. Pages 1-7

APRIL POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT: Town and Country Police report traffic crashes were up in April and IRS Tax Return Frauds were way up. Page 7

22-YEAR-OLD TOWN AND COUNTRY MAN GETS THIRD DWI ARREST: It was his first DWI in Town and Country. The third time with DWIs is not a charm, but it is a felony. Pages 8-9

DESPITE SEVEN FIGURE DEFICIT, BOARD OF ALDERMEN IS READY TO GIVE $5,000 TO A SUBDIVISION OF RICH PEOPLE FOR PLANTS, TREES AND NEW SIGNS: When you enter the Town and Country Estates subdivision on a city owned and maintained street you are given the finger by all the homeowners. There is a sign proclaiming, "Residents Only." City residents pay to maintain these streets and are about to give them $5,000 but they don't want you driving on these two city streets. Pages 9-13

MAYOR DALTON DENIES DOING ANYTHING UNETHICAL. THERE ARE JUST SOME HOLES IN HIS STORY: It looks like Mayor John Dalton who has represented an assisted living facility developer for several years got caught by a St. Louis Business Journal reporter filing paperwork with the State for a Town and Country development. Now he is claiming he would never have a conflict of interest. He apparently had amnesia when he filed the paper work with the State of Missouri on May 1 and forgot he has been the mayor of Town and Country since 2005. See if your bullshit detector doesn't go off after reading what happened and seeing the documents. Pages 13-17

WOMAN WHO DAMAGED CAR BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T LIKE THE WAY IT WAS PARKED AT THE JCC PLEADS GUILTY: Read the nice note that was left for the car's owner before the windows were all damaged. Pages 17-19

RESIDENT'S REMARKS DIRECTED AT COUNCILWOMAN FULTS' TIRADE: Pages 19-21

ROCK, SCISSORS, PAPER IS AN EXCELLENT SUGGESTION ON PICKING COMMITTEE CHAIRS: But read what will happened instead. Page 21

WHERE HAVE ALL THE TREES GONE? Page 21

SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE! DESPITE A NEW COUNTY EXECUTIVE CHESTERFIELD PARKWAY IS STILL DANGEROUS TO DRIVE ON: Pages 23-24

A MOVE FROM BEING NUISANCE TO DANGEROUS COULD COST THE CITY OF CHESTERFIELD A LOT OF MONEY: Pages 24-26

TOP LOCAL SPELLING BEE CHAMP GETS SOME PRESSURE BEFORE THE NATIONALS: Pages 25 & 26

CITY COUNCIL VOTES FOR A GHOST ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR: Pages 27-28

MEDIA WATCH: Post-Dispatch has a new reader game, Find Bill McClellan's column. Pages 27 & 28

TOWN AND STYLE'S NEW TRIVIA GAME HAS EVERYTHING BUT THE CORRECT FACTS: Page 28

NEW COFFEE TABLE BOOK IS NOT UP TO DATE ON ST. ROSE PHILIPPINE DUCHESNE: We ask the question if you should go to confession after you sue a Saint of the Catholic Church. We then take it one step further and try to imagine what that confession would be like. Pages 30-31

FIRE PREVENTION DES PERES STYLE: A photo tells the story. Page 32

WE PICK OUR FAVORITES FROM THE POST-DISPATCH'S SCHOLAR ATHLETE LIST: Pages 32-35

WELL KNOWN CHESTERFIELD VALLEY RESTAURANT CLOSES: Page 35

MUSIC: It is another plug to get you off your butt and come out for Rat Pack Monday. Pages 35-36

CARTOONS: Pages 36-39

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 178 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 123 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 177 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 122

May 10, 2015 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the subjects in this edition:

MORE BIG ETHICS CONFLICTS FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY MAYOR DALTON ON SEVERAL FRONTS: Pages 1-4

FAKED ARMED ROBBERY COSTS CHESTERFIELD HUNDREDS OF HOURS AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO INVESTIGATIVE. DEFENDANTS DON'T HAVE TO PAY A DIME BACK TO THE CITY. We break down the Chesterfield Police investigation of a reported late morning armed robbery of a popular gas station/car wash and store. Pages 15-22

DEATHS OF TWO FORMER TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE OFFICERS CAUGHT US BY SURPRISE. Pages 5-7

HIGHLY SKILLED CITY HALL WORKERS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE HUMAN PROJECTILES ON TRASH PICKUP DETAIL. Driving city hall workers unsecured in the bed of a city pickup truck along with bags of trash is apparently okay. Pages 7 & 8

44-FOOT SIGN FOR MANCHESTER MEADOWS IS QUESTIONED: Pages 8-11

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO SAY: Pages 11 & 12

STEVE STENGER IS BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHARLEY DOOLEY: We look at Stenger's recent County municipal judge appointment of a person who gave his campaign $21,000 including $13,500 in the last six months of the 2014 campaign. Then we look at the huge amount of cash Stenger has accepted firefighter union groups and when and how that payback will occur. Pages 12-15

MONARCH FIRE BOARD NOW 100% PRO-TAXPAYER: Three years ago Local 2665 of the Firefighter's Union could get anything they wanted from the Board of Directors of the fire district as there was a 2-to-1 pro-union majority. That has now shifted to 3-to-0 pro-taxpayer. Pages 22 & 23

LOWES SAYS IT HAS HAD ENOUGH OF DEALING WITH THE CITY COUNCIL AND WITHDRAWS REQUESTS FOR CHESTERFIELD STORE: Pages 23 & 24

IT IS FIELD OF DREAMS OR SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT: Page 24

REAL ESTATE: We look at four homes. One is planned, another was started but stopped and two are existing homes. Pages 25-30

MUSIC: Rat Pack Monday is back for May. Page 30

CARTOONS: Pages 30-36

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 176 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 122 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 176 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 121

May 3, 2015 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the subjects in this edition:

DRUNK DRIVER TAKES OUT MAILBOXES AND FIRE HYDRANT IN EARLY EVENING ONE CAR ACCIDENT: It was just past 8:30 on a Thursday evening when a 24-year-old Town and Country man stopped driving on Mason Road and started driving at mailboxes and fire plugs. See who and read part of the police report. Pages 1-3

TOWN AND COUNTRY IN TALKS WITH MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY TO TAKE OVER PART OF PRESERVATION PARK: For several years CBC High School has been violating the agreement they have with the City of Town and Country to maintain the tennis courts in Preservation Parks. The city is now looking for a new partner. Pages 3-5

PARKS DEPARTMENT PLANS TO UP-LIGHT OUTDOOR SCULPTURES THEY PAINTED BLACK. We ask, "What is the point of lighting something for viewing from the road at night after you painted it black?" Pages 5 & 6

AFTER 15 MONTHS CITY IS READY TO REPAIR DAMAGED PROPERTY: Page 7

PARKS DIRECTOR SAYS MAYOR DALTON WANTS TEXAS A&M SIZE BONFIRE AT FALL FESTIVAL. She needs to be sure to ask the mayor how he wants the staff to handle the corpses and burn victims. Pages 7 & 8

AN EVENING OF PEOPLE WHO SPEAK WITHOUT THINKING! WE ATTENDED THE WIRTH PROPERTY PUBLIC FORUM. Read what 40 people think should be done at the Wirth property. Plus there is more subtle hints at a new city hall being built across the street. Pages 8-12

CONWAY ROAD TRASH GETS PICKED UP WITHOUT A RESOLUTION: Page 12

SWEARING-IN NIGHT GOES MUCH SMOOTHER IN TOWN AND COUNTRY THAN IN CHESTERFIELD. Pages 13 & 14

CHESTERFIELD COUNCIL VOTE CORRECTION! Last week we wrote that only Nancy Greenwood voted to uphold the city's tree ordinance involving the new subdivision on Clayton Road at Schoettller Road. We were wrong there was a second councilman who thought the city code should not be violated. Page 14

CHESTERFIELD SWEARING IN CEREMONY: Things got so nasty at the regular Chesterfield City Council meeting on Wednesday April 22, we covered the good stuff, like personal attacks and name calling and had to put off the events around the swearing in. We make up for it this week and get to report on speeches that wouldn't end and statements that are based in not facts. Pages 15-17

PLANNING AND PUBLIC WORKS MEETING: See who showed up late. The newly elected member of the council apparently doesn't take these meetings that seriously. Catch up on snide remarks made, amount of new funding needed for a pedestrian bridge over Chesterfield Parkway and the immediate need for eight new HVAC units on the roof of city hall. Pages 17-20

UPDATE ON NEW PROJECTS: Check out the city staff's report on the progress of projects around town. Pages 20-25

WE WAVE THE RED FLAG: There is one new councilperson who needs to quit her day job or get ready to leave the dais in about 40-percent of the votes due to conflicts of interest. Pages 25 & 25

MUSIC: A 25-YEAR TRADITION APPEARS TO BE ENDING. One of our favorite bar/restaurant music entertainers may have Saturday afternoons available on her schedule. Pages 26 & 27

GETTING OLD IN A HURRY! The other day I was at a college baseball at Washington University. Someone I was talking to asked me which of the 20 year-olds playing was my grandson. On my way home I tried to forget about it and turned on the CD player in my car. Playing was a CD of songs arranged by Henry Mancini and sung by Lola Albright. If you don't remember Lola here is a video of her singing a song on the 50's TV show she co-starred on. Link with some photos on Page 28.

CARTOONS: Pages 29-40

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 176 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 121 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 175 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 120

April 26, 2015 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the subjects in this edition:

CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING TURNS NASTY AFTER SWEARING IN. Normally on the night councilpersons are sworn in for a new term everyone is friendly with a break for cookies and cake. Any fireworks normally waits until the next meeting. That did not hold true last Monday at Chesterfield's lone city council meeting for April. After the cookies things got nasty and mean spirited fast. Pages 11-18

PRO-UNION MEMBER OF THE MONARCH FIRE DISTRICT RESIGNS. FIREFIGHTER'S UNION LOCAL SENT OUT STEVE SWYERS' RESIGNATION PRESS RELEASE. Swyers not wanting to finish his elected term will leave the Fire Board with 100% pro-taxpayer members and no pro-union members. Pages 18-24

CHESTERFIELD JUDGE WAS TOWN AND COUNTRY PROVISIONAL JUDGE WHEN HE ACTED AS A DEFENSE ATTORNEY REPRESENTING A MAN CHASED INTO CHESTERFIELD, ARRESTED IN CHESTERFIELD BY TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE AND CHARGED IN TOWN AND COUNTRY. Hello is this a relatively simple case of ethics? It was apparently too hard for Judge Rick Brunk to figure out. Pages 1-5

TOWN AND COUNTRY FOOT DOCTOR GOES TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR FRAUD! Read the sentencing after Dr. Iken's guilty plea. Pages 5 & 6

FOLLOW THE MONEY: We look at the loot collected in the last quarter by local state reps and a senator. John Diehl, now the speaker of the house, is term limited out and cannot seek reelection in 2017, but he is still getting a lot of money. Pages 6-8

IN THE MOOD! See what mood Alderwoman Linda Rallo was in. Pages 8

SEE WHAT IS ABOUT TO REPLACE A CHARMING RANCH HOUSE: Page 8 & 9

YOGURT BY THE OUNCE COMING TO TOWN AND COUNTRY: Page 9 & 10

FROM ONE ETHICS VIOLATOR TO ANOTHER: Page 10

LET THE TREE KILLING BEGIN. Pages 24 & 25

I LOVE MY JOB AND VOTE FOR ME SO I CAN QUIT: See how much money County Assessor and nerd Jake Zimmerman has raised so he can quit his job. Pages 25-28

MUSIC: Pages 28 & 29

RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL: See what is closing or moving. Pages 30 & 31

CARTOONS: Pages 31-38 God's gift to editorial cartoonists is again featured this week.

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 175 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 120 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 174 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 119

April 19, 2015 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the subjects in this edition:

This week we are heavy with Town and Country news items. I hope to have more Chesterfield items by next week. However, there always seems to be more entertaining controversy going on in Town and Country which is only 25-percent the size of Chesterfield.

TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE ACTIVITY: The numbers from the Town and Country Cop Shop are in. Now you can compare police activity with what was going on last year. Pages 1-3

OH DEER! There has been no decrease in deer-vehicle accidents in 2015. Pages 2 & 3

ANOTHER LOBBYIST, BUT THIS ONE WANTS TO RAISE CIGARETTE TAXES NOT KEEP THEM THE LOWEST IN THE NATION: Alderwoman Linda Rallo in January became a registered lobbyist for one group. She joins her partner at Missouri Wonk as a lobbyist for Raise Your Hand for Children. Mayor Jon Dalton has failed to disclose many conflicts of interest he has had over the years as an all purpose full time lobbyist including the tobacco industry since he has been mayor. Pages 3-6

MCDONALD'S DEMO AND REBUILD IS PUT ON HOLD: Read why. Page 6

SLEAZEBAG TOWN AND COUNTRY LAWYER UPDATE: Read the latest on Scott Ehlermann. Pages 7 & 8

PRINCIPIA FOOTBALL CAMP HAZING CASE DRAGS ON: Page 8

JUST WONDERING; WOULD THE DOG AND HORSE BE HAPPIER AT ANOTHER INTERSECTION: With funding from a shopping center would they be happier somewhere else. Right now they only have 18% of funds need for the sculpture. Page 9

IF YOU HAVE TO ASK YOU PROBABLY DO HAVE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST REGARDLESS WHAT THE ANSWER IS. Page 9 -11

WESTMINSTER TURNS IN PLANS AT CITY HALL AND FILES A FUTURIST SOUND STUDY: See what's up. Pages 11-13

PLANNING AND ZONING DELAYS TIM HORTONS: You are going to have to wait for Canadian donuts at Clayton and Ballas. Read why. Page 13

CHESTERFIELD POLICE ACTIVITY: Read in detail what the Chesterfield Police were doing in March and for all of 2015. Pages 14 & 15

NEW ATTORNEY FOR MONARCH FIRE DISTRICT: Page 15

DISMISSED LAWSUIT AGAINST MONARCH BOARD REVIVED AND OFF TO FEDERAL COURT The attorney fees never stop as lawsuits that clearly have Local 2665 of the Fire Union behind them even if they are not named plaintiffs continue. One that was dismissed in State Court as having no merit popped up in Federal Court prior to the April 7 elections. Pages 16-18

THE EMPTY BANK SYNDROME: The Fifth Third Bank has two new bank buildings in St. Louis County and two more in St. Charles that are empty. We only hope that Henry Bemis is in the basement of one of them reading books.

MUSIC: The Route 66 Jazz Orchestra concert was sold out at the Marine Hall in South St. Louis on Wednesday, so we headed to our regular Wednesday night spot and were surprised to find it was taken over by musicians from all over North America. Pages 19 & 20

CARTOONS: Even the liberal editorial cartoonists at liberal newspapers are drawing Hillary cartoons. See all of this week's favorite cartoons. Pages 22-31

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 174 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 119 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 173 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 118

April 12, 2015 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read.

ELECTION RESULTS: Read who won and who lost along with our take on the elections, plus we visited some polls. Pages 1-12

Town and Country Pages 1-5

Chesterfield Pages 6-12

TOWN SQUARE TASK FORCE: TO HELL WITH THOSE OTHER PEOPLE'S OPINIONS: "Do I have to be at the public hearings?" was asked by more than one person who clearly did not want to do their job as a task force member. See more recommendations on how to use the 8.8 acre Wirth Property. Pages 11-19

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IS THE CHRISTIAN WAY TO PLAY FOOTBALL ACCORDING TO WESTMINSTER: This might be the most amusing section of this newsletter. Getting to see the spin Westminster puts on why they have to have lights for their football is both funny and sad. This is a classic "build a house next to an airport and then complain about the noise." Pages 19-23

FIREFIGHTERS HIJACK FORMER NEWS WEBSITE AND OTHER DIRTY TRICKS: Read how an unknown group (Monarch and/or firefighters who belong to Local 2665) took over the old chesterfieldpatch.com website and posted false stories that looked like news articles. We got the police and fire reports to find the real story. Pages 23-26

AN AMAZING DIRTY TRICK! The night before the election, leaflets were placed on doors in the Monarch Fire Protection District claiming Elliott Davis was going to expose Fire Board President Robin Harris that night on TV. Of course they was nothing on TV that night about the fire district. Read the flier. Page 26

MONARCH MEETING: Two days after the election which meant four more years for a "Pro-Taxpayer" majority on the three-person board that would not be sympathetic to the firefighter's union there wasn't much to report on with one exception. Board President Robin Harris made a statement that challenged Local 2665 to try and get along and save taxpayer money and make better use of union dues. Pages 26-28

REAL ESTATE: A car dealer's home that we featured in January of 2014 is back on the market and the price has dropped $800,000. Pages 28-30

RESTAURANT REVIEW: We could afford lunch, but maybe not dinner. Charlie Gitto's is a nice place to treat yourself to a pricey lunch. Pages 30-32

THE DEATH OF A HERO: Stan Freberg, the son of a Baptist minister and a top parody song writer, but also the leader of the "funny commercial" movement started in the early 1960's died on April 7. Pages 33 & 34

Here are links to two of Freberg's most famous TV commercials.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto show up in a pizza roll ad:

The Busby Berkeley of all TV commercials:

CARTOONS: Pages 34-39

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 173 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 118 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 172 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 117

April 4, 2015 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:

ATTACK LETTER SENT BY LONG TIME ETHICS VIOLATOR AGAINST CANDIDATE RUNNING FOR ALDERPERSON. TIM WELBY LIES ABOUT TIFFANY FRAUTSCHI'S BACKGROUND IN A SAD, SAD LETTER PAID FOR BY TIM WALSH: Read the facts! Pages 9-12


MONARCH FIREFIGHTER PAC'S SMEAR MAILINGS AND PHONE CALLS ARE NOW COSTING TAXPAYERS
: Read how $49,000 was sent to Iowa to attack the fire Board and Board President Robin Harris. Pages 26-28

TREES TAKING OVER THE PARKING LOT AND RIDING LAWN MOWERS COVERING THE SIDEWALK! IS IT A NEW COMPUTER GAME OF VAMPIRES VERSUS HUMANS? No it is what happens when Town and Country stops enforcing codes at the Home Depot Store. Pages 1-3

ALDERWOMAN TURNS AGAINST SUPPORTERS AND ENDORSES FRED MEYLAND-SMITH: Pages 4-6

RECORDED COUNCIL MEETINGS RETURN: The device which records Aldermanic meetings was turned off in 2009 at the suggestion of the city attorney. The new city clerk has turned it back on. Pages 6-8

GOOD USE OF FREE MEDIA: Pages 8 & 9

CARS AND MORE CARS: Another car collector, this one in Ward 3 joins one in Ward 1 with extra large garages. Pages 13 & 14

FOLLOW THE MONEY IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: See how the money flows in aldermanic races in Wards 2 and 3. Also read how some are questioning Mary Steward's father-in-law helping her in Ward 3. Pages 14-17

MORE ON CAMPAIGN SIGNS: Page 18

WE LOOK AT A CHESTERFIELD COUNCILMAN'S CONCERN ABOUT CARS. IT SEEMS TO BE OVERBLOWN BUT HE IS BLIND TO THE DANGERS OF PEOPLE WALKING IN CHESTERFIELD COMMONS: Councilman Dan Hurt keeps micromanaging traffic flow in shopping centers. We spent part of a day looking at what Hurt can't see, blocked sidewalks forcing shoppers and employees to walk in traffic. Pages 19-23

FOLLOW THE MONEY CHESTERFIELD:

City Council: There is almost no money to follow in the three-way Ward 1 Council race. Page 24

Monarch Fire District: This is where you might need a calculator to keep track of things in this race between the candidates and the firefighter PAC slime in mailings and phone calls from Iowa. Pages 25-28

MEDIA VIEWS:

Town and Country Style: You apparently need a special code to figure out the addresses of some high-end homes for sale. Pages 28 & 29

KSDK: ON March 31 spring is popping out all over! Or is it? Pages 29 & 30

MUSIC: Page 30

ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE: Two photos from local roadways. Page 31

CARTOONS: Pages 32-37

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 172 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 117 COMBINED EDITION

 
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DWI, 3-29-13

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DWI, 7-1-11 ("I have a bulldog lawyer!" Threatened to urinate in Police car.)

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Dan McLaughlin

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Patronizing Prostitution, 8-8-13

Scott Rosenblum

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