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  November 24

National Espresso Day (looks like we are a couple of days late on this one according the the website, but what the hey?)

Espresso – that thick, bold Italian-style coffee – got its name thanks to the technology used to make the dark, rich brew, which is “pressed out” and tailor made ‘pronto’ for its consumer.
Espresso, which is also the base ingredient for other popular coffee beverages such as cappuccino, café latte and macchiato, has come a long way since its invention in Italy sometime around the 1900s.
So let’s toast the rise of this complex and concentrated concoction with -- what else? – a shot of espresso as we mark http://www.nationalespressoday.com

Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day What’s your unique talent? Can you make a perfect soufflé? Maybe you know where to find the best bargains in town. Perhaps you’re resourceful or crafty and can find a hundred and one uses for an old piece of wood. Or it could be that you give the world’s best hugs. No matter what your special gift is, be sure to share it on Sunday November 24, 2013, officially dubbed as Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day. http://www.psychicsuniverse.com/news/mind-body/body/celebrate-your-unique-talent-day-november-24-2013

D.B. Cooper Day. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._B._Cooper

November 23

National Eat A Cranberry Day November 23, is National Eat A Cranberry Day! Popping one of these sweet-tart berries in your mouth sans recipe is probably not the best way to enjoy them–they are rather bitter, but we have tons of ideas for what you can do with them. - See more at: http://simmerandboil.cookinglight.com/2013/11/22/plenty-of-ways-to-celebrate-national-eat-a-cranberry-day/#sthash.mKDapTSJ.dpuf

Doctor Who Day

International Image Consultant Day http://www.aici.org/?page=image_consultant_day

November 22

National Cranberry Relish Day Homemade Cranberry Sauce http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-deen/homemade-cranberry-sauce-recipe.html?ic1=obnetwork

Humane Society Anniversary Day

Family Volunteer Day Communities Strengthening Families, Families Strengthening Communites http://www.thevolunteerfamily.org

National Adoption Day

National Survivors of Suicide Day Sometimes in life, events occur that fracture the very foundation on which we stand. Our life, as we have known it, is forever changed and we find ourselves in an unexpected struggle, first just to survive and then to move forward. http://www.allianceofhope.org

November 21

National Stuffing Day Stuffing Recipes
Whether it’s a traditional recipe or a modern spin, stuffing is the perfect side dish for your holiday mains, and we've got you covered. http://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/stuffing-recipes.html

Beaujolais Nouveau Day
is marked in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music and festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine's grapes have been harvested. Parties are held throughout the country and further afield to celebrate the first wine of the season. http://www.beaujolaisnouveauday.com

World Hello Day November 21, 2014 is the 42nd annual World Hello Day. Anyone can participate in World Hello Day simply by greeting ten people. This demonstrates the importance of personal communication for preserving peace.

World Hello Day was begun in response to the conflict between Egypt and Israel in the Fall of 1973. Since then, World Hello Day has been observed by people in 180 countries.

People around the world use the occasion of World Hello Day as an opportunity to express their concern for world peace. Beginning with a simple greeting on World Hello Day, their activities send a message to leaders, encouraging them to use communication rather than force to settle conflicts.

As a global event World Hello Day joins local participation in a global expression of peace. The World Hello Day web site address is http://www.worldhelloday.org.

World Television Day. n recognition of the increasing impact television has on decision-making by bringing world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues, including economic and social issues, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day (through resolution 51/205 of 17 December 1996).

World Television Day is not so much a celebration of the tool, but rather the philosophy which it represents. Television represents a symbol for communication and globalization in the contemporary world. http://www.un.org/en/events/televisionday/

Ferguson businesses brace for more protests ahead of grand jury verdict

FERGUSON, Missouri — Protest organizers in Ferguson have said repeatedly that demonstrations over the past three months have been 99 percent peaceful. There’s truth to the statement — a few troublemakers among thousands, a few ugly nights among the more than a hundred that have passed since Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

Even so, the protests at times have shown a harder edge. The burned shell of a convenience store, destroyed in the first night of looting, became both a gathering place for protesters and a symbol for their movement. Windows at many businesses were broken, and their spray-painted plywood replacements were among the indelible images broadcast around the globe.

With the investigation into Brown’s death dragging on, tensions have waxed and waned week to week. But as the grand jury decide whether to charge Wilson wraps up its deliberations — an announcement is expected at any time — anxiety is once again palpable.

All along, protesters have hinted, suggested and occasionally threatened that if Wilson is not indicted, things could turn ugly. Most legal experts believe that the chances of an indictment are remote, setting the stage for what could be the largest demonstrations yet.


B17G at Creve Couer, Missouri Airport this past summer.


FTC speculation rises in Family Dollar deal

Dollar General on Wednesday affirmed commitment to its pursuit of rival discounter Family Dollar Stores in the wake of press speculation that mandated divestitures may be more than expected.

Family Dollar in the meantime said it was delaying its shareholder vote on its agreement to be acquired by another rival, Dollar Tree, from Dec. 11 to Dec. 23 so it can examine the impact of the Federal Trade Commission review of that deal.

A New York Post report Wednesday said Dollar General may have to divest up to 4,000 stores to meet approval of the FTC to acquire Family Dollar, more than twice the 1,500 stores DG has said it was prepared to divest to complete the deal. The report cited anonymous sources. SN was unable to confirm its accuracy. The FTC does not comment on ongoing investigations.


National Guard troops will hit St. Louis city's streets in secondary role

ST. LOUIS • National Guard troops will be stationed throughout the city of St. Louis in a secondary role to civilian police, Mayor Francis Slay said on Monday.

Slay held a press conference minutes after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in anticipation of a grand jury decision in the Darren Wilson case.

"We do not want people to feel like they have to panic or be afraid," Slay said, saying residents should go about their daily business.

Slay said the troops will serve as a backup role to the city's civilian police. They will not interact with protesters unless an emergency requires it, he said. Slay said the civilian troops live in St. Louis and know the community better, therefore his preference for them to be on the front lines.


Schools think they'll get advance notice of grand jury decision

Preparations have been under way for weeks at area schools as they await a decision from the grand jury reviewing the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

Administrators say emergency plans are in place to keep students safe should unrest erupt in the days following the announcement of a decision from a St. Louis County grand jury. They’ve asked parents and guardians to update their contact information. They’ve met with police and reviewed alternative bus routes should roads be closed.

Last month, several superintendents and education officials asked Prosecutor Robert McCulloch that any decision be announced on a Sunday. A spokesman for McCulloch declined to comment Friday on advance notice for schools.


Nixon announces members of Ferguson Commission

Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday swore in the 16 members of the Ferguson Commission: a mix of lawyers, CEOs, former and current police officials and educators — along with one 20-year-old protester.

Nixon created the commission to address the “social and economic conditions” highlighted by protests after the killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9.

At least one member of the commission, Felicia Pulliam, lives in Ferguson. She is development director at Focus St. Louis and was an adjunct criminal justice professor at St. Louis Community College. Another member, Scott Negwer, owns the Ferguson-based Negwer Materials.

Some of the appointees were selected by the governor from a pool of more than 300 people who applied. Nixon introduced them Tuesday afternoon at the Missouri History Museum.

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