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August 29: Lemon Juice Day

Also More Herbs, Less Salt Day, & Chop Suey Day.

Recycled Reads

Saint Louis County Library is excited to introduce Recycled Reads. The program takes surplus library materials and gives them another life by circulating them throughout the community, encouraging people to read while they wait. Displays will be set up at over 60 locations throughout St. Louis County where people typically spend time waiting including laundromats, hair/nail salons, health care providers, auto care shops and more. A complete list of Recycled Reads locations is below.

No library card will be required to borrow the materials. There are no fines or due dates. Individuals are asked to return the items whenever they’re finished to the original locale. The program will expand to additional sites throughout the county, be sure and check back for updates.


August 28: National Cherry Turnover Day

Insurer sues Schnucks, seeking to avoid paying for credit-card breach

The company that insures Schnuck Markets Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit against the chain, saying it won’t pay the potential tab for eight lawsuits that accuse the St. Louis grocer of failing to safeguard the payment card data of customers whose cards were hacked earlier this year.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., which filed the suit in the U.S. District Court in St. Louis on Aug. 14, seeks a judgment that frees it from any liability associated with the data breach, which affected an estimated 2.4 million cards used at Schnucks stores between December and late March of this year.

The insurance company claims it is only responsible for covering physical damage, not data, and only up to a certain amount. The amount is unclear because that information, considered proprietary, has been redacted from public copies of the lawsuit.

“The Liberty Mutual situation is disappointing, even surprising, as we never expected a lawsuit from our insurance company,” Schnucks said in a statement issued Tuesday. “We bought a policy and they are attempting to walk away from their obligations under that policy. We were proactive in obtaining that policy and we expect them to honor their commitment.”


St. Louis Named Among 'Best Cities For Cheapskates'

Kiplinger's says St. Louis is a great city for cheapskates - and insists we take that as a compliment.

The Gateway City ranks at number 9 on the Kiplinger compilation, and it's the biggest city in their top 10 (full list is below).

They say St. Louis' housing costs, at 27 percent below the national average, are what cemented our place on the list.

As a bonus: If you value museums and libraries, Kiplinger's says the concentration of libraries and museums in St. Louis beats that of New York City. We have 1.6 libraries and museums per 10,000 people while New York City has 1.3.


Mo. Democratic Party Selects New Chairman

The Democratic Party of Missouri has a new chairman.

On Saturday the state party committee picked long-time political strategist Roy Temple to replace Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders, who is stepping down after less than two years and says he may be interested in running for attorney general in 2016.

Even though Democrats have fared well as of late in state-wide elections, Republicans hold supermajorities in both the state House and Senate.

Though he won’t say what districts he believes are in play: “I’m not necessarily going to go through the list and give them warning."


August 27: Banana Lover's Day.

Rodeo clown who mocked Obama at Missouri State Fair speaks out

(KMOV) -- The Missouri Rodeo clown at the center of the President Obama mask controversy has spoken publicly for the first time.

Tuffy Gessling said he decided to speak out because of the hateful response and death threats he’s received.

The controversy erupted when Gessling wore a mask of Obama and asked the spectators if they wanted to see “Obama run down by a bull” during the fair on August 10. Many in the audience responded enthusiastically, but the act at the fair in Sedalia was criticized by both Democratic and Republican officials in Missouri as disrespectful of Obama.

A couple days later Gessling was permanently barred from ever performing at the fair again.


August 26: National Cherry Popsicle Day

August 25: Whiskey Sour Day


Kiss and Make-Up Day, Go Topless Day and National Second Hand Wardrobe Day.
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