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WRITE ON: Gas safety culture clash

From the citizens’ standpoint, the Crestwood storage is simply too dangerous to be allowed ...
thoughtful and public discussion about the LPG storage since the project was first proposed by a Missouri company, Inergy. The legislature can fix that ...

Crestwood Mall Proposal Exists, But Is Closed To Public View

Responses to a request for proposals for mall redevelopment were due March 16, and, as expected, the city received one from the property owner, UrbanStreetGroup, under the name Crestwood Missouri Partners LLC. Alderman Paul Duchild requested that the staff ...

Larry O. Brenizer

Larry retired from the city of Crestwood, MO and realized his dream of a small farm in Kirksville, MO. Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Kirksville, MO. No visitation or burial ...

Beatrice B. Yehling

Peter Engel of San Diego, Calif., Karen Brewster and husband John of Edwardsville, Ill., Matthew Yehling and wife Kristi of Crestwood, Mo., Paul Yehling and wife Casey of Granite City, Ill. and Paul Engel and wife Tiffany of Maui, Hawaii, 11 great ...

Mall owner provides Crestwood $25,000 more for project

The ordinance acknowledges the receipt of an additional $25,000 from Crestwood Missouri Partners LLC, a subsidiary of mall owner UrbanStreet Group of Chicago. Voting in favor of the ordinance were Ward 1 Aldermen Richard Breeding and Darryl Wallach ...

12-year-old Crestwood boy found safe

CRESTWOOD, Mo. ( – A 12-year-old boy who went missing from Crestwood, Missouri has been found safe. Brant Whittaker was reported missing Tuesday night. He was last seen walking near Sanders Park around 5:00 p.m. Authorities were concerned ...

Authorities in Crestwood searching for missing 12-year-old boy

CRESTWOOD, MO (KTVI)- Police in Crestwood are still searching for a missing boy this morning. The twelve year old was last seen walking near a creek in a local park. FOX 2’s George Sells is live in Crestwood, where Brant Whitakker has now been missing ...

Mother pleas for missing son to come home

CRESTWOOD, MO (KPLR) – The Crestwood Police Department is asking for the publics’ help to locate a missing teen last seen Tuesday evening around 5 pm. Police say 12-year-old Brant Whittaker was wearing a black Missouri Tiger T-Shirt, gray jeans ...

Missing 12-year-old found safe

CRESTWOOD, Mo. – A 12-year-old boy who disappeared in Crestwood Tuesday night has been found safe. Brant Whittaker was last seen around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening walking southbound in the area of the creek in Sanders Park. Police say he was found safe ...

Officer Darren Wilson Lives in Crestwood, Black Population 1.3%

Ferguson’s police department hasn’t shared much about officer Darren Wilson, who they say shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Saturday. But USA Today visited Wilson’s home today in Crestwood, Missouri. The geographic difference ...

Rockford police in Foot Pursuit On Rockford West Side

Around 1 am this morning, the Rockford police were in a foot pursuit with a person in the area of Crestwood in Rockford. The suspect is described as a black male, 5’10, 150 lbs, wearing a dark coat an…

Carpenter Crestwood (IL) – Crestwood Carpenters

Carpenter Crestwood (IL) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Crestwood (IL). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Crestwood, Illinois work with, builds and fixes items and structure…

Judge Tosses Charges for 42 Protestors in Seneca Lake Gas Fight

By Jeff Stein, The Ithaca Voice A judge in the town of Reading dismissed charges Wednesday night for 42 people arrested during ongoing acts of civil disobedience at the gates of a proposed natural ga…

Carpenter Crestwood (IL) – Crestwood Carpenters

Carpenter Crestwood (IL) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Crestwood (IL). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Crestwood, Illinois work with, builds and fixes items and structure…

Crestwood Home for Sale: 5623 Crestwood Place

A lovely 4 bdrm/2 bath ranch home in Crestwood! Main level features 3 bedrms & living rm w/ hardwood floors. A gorgeous family rm w/ vaulted ceilings, exposed beams & stone surround fireplace. Enjoy t…

Weekend Open House: Mid-Century Post & Beam in Crestwood Hills Asks $3.3 Million

Open House: Sunday, March 15, 2015 between 2 PM - 5 PM 1504 North Kenter Ave, Brentwood Price: $3,299,000 Beds, Baths: 3 beds, 4.5 baths Floor Area: 2,200 sq. ft. Per the Listing: "Jetliner view…

theshadowdreams:But really, Solas does remind me of the spirit of Command in Crestwood:“I just woke...

theshadowdreams: But really, Solas does remind me of the spirit of Command in Crestwood: “I just woke up in this horrible world where absolutely nothing is familiar and working the way I want it to. S…

But really, Solas does remind me of the spirit of Command in Crestwood:“I just woke up in this...

But really, Solas does remind me of the spirit of Command in Crestwood: “I just woke up in this horrible world where absolutely nothing is familiar and working the way I want it to. So I’ll make it wo…

100 Man Meeting in Crestwood, MO

The brethren of Crestwood Anchor Lodge No. 443 in Crestwood, MO are planning a 100 Man Meeting for March 26th, 2015. This is a suburb of St. Louis. Dinner begins at 6:30 PM and the lodge meeting begi…

dragon battle in crestwood to spice up the sexual tension between Alibear and inquizzie? Yes. Also,.. .

dragon battle in crestwood to spice up the sexual tension between Alibear and inquizzie?  Yes.  Also, here’s a taste:  From the corner of her eye, she notices Alistair leaving from his chambers belo…


Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in CRESTWOOD MISSOURI ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]


Avoiding job scams in CRESTWOOD MISSOURI

Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job. But the promise of a job isn’t the same thing as a job. If you have to pay for the promise, it’s likely a scam.

Signs of a Job Scam

Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam:

You need to pay to get the job

They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if you just pay a fee for certification, training materials, or their expenses placing you with a company. But after you pay, the job doesn’t materialize. Employers and employment firms shouldn’t ask you to pay for the promise of a job.

You need to supply your credit card or bank account information

Don´t give out your credit card or bank account information over the phone to a company unless you´re familiar with them and have agreed to pay for something. Anyone who has your account information can use it.

The ad is for "previously undisclosed" federal government jobs

Information about available federal jobs is free. And all federal positions are announced to the public on Don’t believe anyone who promises you a federal or postal job.

Job Placement Services

Many job placement services are legitimate. But others lie about what they’ll do for you, promote outdated or fake job openings, or charge up-front fees for services that may not lead to a job. In fact, they might not even return your calls once you pay.

Before you enlist a company’s help:

Check with the hiring company

If a company or organization is mentioned in an ad or interview, contact that company to find out if the company really is hiring through the service.

Get details — in writing

What’s the cost, what will you get, and who pays — you or the company that hires you? What happens if the service doesn’t find a job for you or any real leads? If they’re reluctant to answer your questions, or give confusing answers, you should be reluctant to work with them.

Get a copy of the contract with the placement firm, and read it carefully. A legitimate company will give you time to read the contract and decide, not pressure you into signing then and there. Make sure any promises — including refund promises — are in writing. Some listing services and "consultants" write ads to sound like jobs, but that’s just a marketing trick: They´re really selling general information about getting a job — information you can find for free on your own.

Know whether it’s job placement or job counseling

Executive or career counseling services help people with career directions and decisions. They may offer services like skills identification and self-evaluation, resume preparation, letter writing, and interview techniques, and general information about companies or organizations in a particular location or job field.

But job placement isn’t guaranteed. Fees can be as high as thousands of dollars, and you often have to pay first.

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) offers some tips on finding and choosing a career counselor, and explains the different types of counselors active in the field.

Check for complaints

Your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General´s Office, and the Better Business Bureau can tell you whether any complaints have been filed about a company. Just keep in mind that a lack of complaints doesn’t mean the business is on the up-and-up. You may want to do an internet search with the name of the company and words like review, scam, or complaint. Look through several pages of search results. And check out articles about the company in newspapers, magazines, or online, as well.

Where to Look for Jobs

You’ve read the many resume and interview tips from respected sources available for free online, and scoured online job boards and newspaper classifieds. Some other places to look for leads in your job search include:


Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop lists hundreds of thousands of jobs. It also links to employment and training programs in each state, including programs for people with disabilities, minorities, older workers, veterans, welfare recipients, and young people. For federal jobs, all open federal positions are announced to the public on

State and county offices

Your state’s Department of Labor may have job listings or be able to point you to local job offices that offer counseling and referrals. Local and county human resources offices provide some placement assistance, too. They can give you the names of other groups that may be helpful, such as labor unions or federally-funded vocational programs.

College career service offices

Whether it’s a four-year university or community college, see what help yours can offer. If you’re not a current or former student, some still may let you look at their job listings.

Your library

Ask if they can point you to information on writing a resume, interviewing, or compiling a list of companies and organizations to contact about job openings.

Report a Job Scam

If you’ve been targeted by a job scam, file a complaint with the FTC.

For problems with an employment-service firm, contact the appropriate state licensing board (if these firms must be licensed in your state), your state Attorney General, and your local consumer protection agency.

To learn about credit and background checks when you’re looking for a job, read What to Know When You Look For a Job.


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015



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