The battle over Bridgeton's proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter has made national news. This weekend, the Huffington Post ran an article questioning why the country's 117th richest person, billionaire Stan Kroenke, needs to request nearly $8 million in tax increment financing (TIF) to fund his new development. "Given the foul mood the public is in regarding bail outs for the rich, it's a wonder this proposal has any legs left," wrote the article's author.Or that North County has its very own astronaut? It's Pattonville High grad Robert Behnken, an Air Force Lt. Colonel, who will soon be making his second trip to the space shuttle Endeavor. Howard is even asking Behnken on her site if he wants to rep his native region in outer space, offering him a "NoCo" sticker to slap on the side of the space shuttle.
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