Well, looks like the news buzz in the city has been former Fire Chief Sherman George’s (PICTURED LEAVING THE MAYOR’S OFFICE) who was demoted to Deputy Chief (with a $20,000 pay cut) and the new Interim Chief existing deputy chief Steve Kotraba was promoted through Mayor Francis Slay's Office this week. The former chief has 10 days to appeal the decision to the board which is procedures. George made his rounds to the media after his demotion, one being on Tony Scott’s Breakfast Crew Morning Show on Monday where he talked about his next step. He talked about the history behind his demotion regarding the promotions test which caused friction at the beginning when it came to his decision of approving a test that was fair and not based to not be approved by the Mayor’s Office. He also said that the Mayor’s Blog (which strangely enough won Best Blog in the Riverfront Times’ Best of the STL Poll last week) also reprinted a letter that George wrote to the Mayor in regards of the unfairness of the test. George went on to say that he felt he was dissed and that sometimes doing the right thing and having integrity is what you have to stand for. It was also interesting when George broke down the racial politics of the department in regards to his rise to the fire chief and how the power changes hands. For example, he said, during his 40 year career, the power was in the Captains hands. When he became Captain, the power went to the Battalion Chief. When he became BC, the power went to the Deputy Chief. When he became DC, the power went to the Fire Chief. When he became FC in the early 2000s, the power went to the Director of Public Safety (CLASSIC). In related news, Firefighter organization FIRE, NAACP and the Black Clergy are also reported to make their move in the courts as well to contest the demotion of the former Fire Chief. Meanwhile, a day after being “interimmmed” chief Kotraba did his duty of doing promotions within the department, 5 police were promoted to battalion chief, 2 African American males, 2 whites and one white female. Promotions for the captain position were going to be done before the end of this week. In my opinion, I think George is going to retire early. Even if he is given his title as Fire Chief, he thought it was hell before the demotion, every move he makes will be scrutinized even more by the Mayor’s Office..................................Did the Animal Control department ever find that cow that was wondering around the STL highway after the numerous cows were either thrown out of for were killed from the truck that overturned on Poplar Street Bridge last week?.......................What was up with the young University City high male student being selected as Homecoming Queen of the school? I can imagine how the homecoming king and queen dance was like. LOL...................Looks like Cahokia High School and the GM workers are back on the J.O.B………………Is the Post’s Kevin Johnson still doing his entertainment column for stltoday.com?..............
Longtime jazz afficianado and talk show host Don Wolff (PICTURED RIGHT) had his last radio programs (Saturday Night Jazz Show and “Justice for All”) on KMOX this past weekend. I didn’t get if he was retiring or he was politely given the off the air boot or not, but he was a cool guy who wa down for the cause of justice for all (he is a lawyer by trade, BTW).………Speaking of radio guys, looks like longtime radio personality Gentleman Jim Gates is back on air. He can be heard Sundays on Foxy 95 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. He was a longtime PD for the now defunct WESL-AM radio station. (FYI, Did you know that his son is popular St. Louis dee-jay Needles?) ……… What wassup with the guy who ran over the leg of a Galleria worker Tuesday night after he grabbed her purse and her trying to get it back while he drove away in a pick up truck? The ploy was the man getting out of his truck and approached her to ask for a light for a cigarette as she was waiting for her ride in front of the mall. Well, fellow OUTTOWN fans you know we were somewhat relieved when we found out the identity of the robber. You know what Im sayin. LOL………………………
…And lastly, The Riverfront Times put out its annual Best of the RFT Poll and my blog did not win for Best Blog. I knew it was a longshot , but it was fun to be considered in the running with all of my OUTTOWN fans voting (I also like to give a shout out to FREE TIME’s Daryl Freirson who felt I should have won). The Blog that won was Mayor Francis Slay's (PICTURED LEFT) blog, From the Mayor’s Desk (Readers Pick was Urban Review). I think cause of the controversy goin on with the mayor putting the private letter of former Fire Chief Sherman George on there I’m sure made the RFT readers vote for it (but who reads Urban Review?. Well, like Freirson said to me, “There’s always next year.”
BEST FEMALE VOCALIST--DENISE THIMES (PICTURED) (RFT Reader’s Pick—Erin Bode)
HIP HOP PRODUCER—TECH SUPREME
HIP HOP ARTIST—TOYY (PICTURED)(Readers’ Pick—Nelly)
BEST LOCAL SINGLE RELEASED OVER THE PAST YEAR—WADSYANAME--NELLY
BEST OPEN MIC—CAFÉ SOUL (PICTURED ARE CAFE SOUL CREATORS COCO SOUL, ANGIE BROWN AND NICHOL STEVENSON)
BEST BED AND BREAKFAST—CWE BED AND BREAKFAST
IN THE MIA(MISSING IN ACTION) FILE—What ever happened to business man/restaranteur Patrick Steptoe (pictured on left)?
OUT 266--PICS FROM CLASSIC COMEDY AT LAUGHS ON THE LANDING AND EYE CANDY PARTY AND OTHER PICS
Stress Free Fridays---Friday, October 5, 2007, 5pm, Lush (www.lushstl.com)3037 Olive Street (east of Compton) St. Louis, Missouri 63103 314-533-2700 Mid-Town St. Louis
SHAREE GALVIN'S CORNER
The Sunday Night Shindig w Mocha Latte Sundays at 9 p..m. Lucky’s (Tucker and Washington). Ladies Free/Free Food. This Sunday at the Shindig, We're having a dance contest with free give aways. It's a promo for the movie "Feel the Beat" - We will have movie passes and more. Come out early!!
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Funny Saturdays Comedy with Darius Bradford at the Plaza on Broadway.
Club Denim and Mocha Latte Present the Official Black Men Magzaine Model Search, Friday, Oct. 12 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 6635 Delmar (Delmar Loop) . Registration and Interview is free. Judged by Black Men Editor in Chief Marcus Blassingame. Winner will receive a layout in the Black Men Magazine, all expense trip to L.a. or NYC for a photo shoot with $500 spending money, $500 Gift Certificate to Club Denim Clothing Store. To register for competition, call 314. 725. 7773. After Party at cCub Society hosted by video girl Shannon (from Usher and R Kelly's “Same Girl” videio) . For more info and tickets call 314.725.7773
LADIES MUST BE 21 TO ENTER- BRING 2 PICTURES, A HEAD SHOT AND A BODY SHOT- CALL CLUB DENIM- 314-721-7773 TO REGISTER
On Thursday, October 11th, Sisters~Nineties LiteraryGroup promotes National Black Poetry Day. NationalBlack Poetry Day honors Jupiter Hammon, born October17, 1711. Hammon is the earliest poet of Afrikandescent to have work published in the United States. Join us at Schlafly Branch Library at 225 N. EuclidAvenue in St. Louis at 7 p.m. for poetic edutainmentfrom Marie Chewe-Elliott, Antoinette Crayton, D.Morrowloving, Wilma Potts, Freida L. Wheaton andspecial guest David A. N. Jackson. Come out and take home poetic ideas to commemorate thework of Jupiter Hammon. Share the legendary past andpresent of Black poetry with your family, friends, andyouth on October 17th every year.
LME presents Sexy, Saturday, October 13 at Club Xes at Drunkne Fish, 612 N. 2nd Street, 9 p.m. For more info call 314.443.4084 or go to email@example.com or lme-stl.com
THE FOX FILES
$5 before 11 p.m.
The Best of the RFT Poll Party, Thursday, Nov.1. at the Koken Art Factory, 2500 Ohio Ave. You must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend this event.
HELP-BITZ. Shante LIFE Davis is offering tutoring services for the youth for grades 1-12. If you are aware of anyone who is in need of some extra educational support, please feel free to contact her or give them her contact information. Shante "LIFE" Davis(314) 418-9803................STL rapper/producer J-Kwon -has a new label deal and we are looking for some interns to work on the new label HOOD HOP MUSICgraphic designers street team female street team club street team models internet teams (e-blasting,bloggers, writers)We are looking for the best. So instead of just grabbing the person that says they are the best, we are looking for people to SHOW us they are the best at what they do. The bread-winners will be put on payroll with a permanent job with the company. If you think you will be the next hottest publicist, model, A&R, sponsorship writer,....whatever it is that you do..then get at us! If you can do mixtape covers, ad covers, posters, willing to do street team work and be apart of this new label contact me directly at http://us.f366.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?Toemail@example.com …………………………..Joel P. E. King, owner of JPEK Creative Works LLC and The Space, wants to make an offer to those of you who are in search for party and event space. SAVE BIG on all three room rentals before Jan. 1, 2008. Close to 2,000 square feet of available space for your next event, wedding party, baby shower, art exhibition and more. Here at The Space, you will acquire elegance, convenience and wonderful hospitality. The Space located at 320-24 N. Vandeventer (off Lindell Blvd. in SLU area) or visit www.myspace.com/jpeksthespace Contact: 314.494.5976 or 314.494.9095, www.myspace.com/jpeksthespace
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MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL presented by H20 ENT & Bodacious ENT@ Spruill's 1101 N. Jefferson, St. Louis. $5 Entry Fee. Dominoes amnd Spades Tourneys, Cash Prizes, Football trivia, Dopopr Raffle 6-8 pm Happy Hour. Free Until Game Starts, Drink Specials Free FoodMellow Mondays at the Main Ingredient, 3960 Chouteau on Vandeventer. For more info, call 314.229.7952.
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Popular DJ Enoch has just posted a new episode on his podcast. the title is Knocturnal Sunshine Episode: Knocturnal Sunshine #214. You can hear it at http://knocradio.podOmatic.com/