Central County Emergency 911 Board approves FY2015 budget

As last year wound down to an end, the Central County Emergency 911 Board of Directors approved the organization’s 2015 budget, which is expected to result in a small increase in the organization’s unallocated fund balance by the end of next year. With projected revenues of $7.3 million, operational expenditures of $5.95 million and non-operational costs of nearly $1.227 million, the end result should be a $123,000 addition to CCE’s fund balance, boosting that account to $1.37 million. The 2015 budget includes an almost $351,000 principal payment on a line of credit the Ellisville-based center established in 2013 to help ...

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News Briefs: Lifesaving action honored

The city of Chesterfield has honored Sara Schrefer, who called 911 early in November to report an unusual odor in her Chesterfield Village apartment and the sound of engine running in an enclosed and locked garage below her and other residents’ units.

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Final Salute

Ellisville Police Officers, along with other law enforcement personnel, traveled to New York to pay respects to the two officers killed in the line of duty.

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Editorial: Considering the Rams, rationally

With 2:47 left in the third quarter, Marc Bulger scrambled for a 12-yard touchdown run that put the St. Louis Rams up 34-17 over the Daunte Culpepper and Randy Moss-led Minnesota Vikings. Aeneas Williams added a 90-yard fumble return for a touchdown and Marshall Faulk scampered in for yet another score, but it was really Bulger’s run that ended this contest.

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Global shift

To the Editor: The shift in Israel of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu further to the right is foreboding and most certainly is not in the interest of the United States. This shift engineered by religious conservatives in Israel will lead to some form of apartheid whereby Israel continues to increase its control over the occupied territories, all in violation of Oslo and Camp David accords. These ultra-conservatives view the world through a prism of religious certitude and will force Israel to escalate its repressive measures and thereby tarnish further its global image. Let us compliment former President Jimmy Carter when ...

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