Mizzou’s Hiring Freeze

Berger's Beat
March 10, 2016

Adam Bernaix, 35, has been arrested on an indictment charging him with mail fraud and money laundering of a kickback scheme as project manager for Albert Arno, Inc. an HVAC contractor. He selected subcontractors and authorized bills to Albert Arno. During a three-year period, his company Trident Management made more than $350k. U.S. Attorney Tom Albus is handling the case.

Cineflix Productions is poised to scour Missouri for valuable antiques in private collections for its “American Pickers” documentary series on the History Channel.

MIZZOU has set a hiring freeze and department cuts to close the projected $32 million shortfall in the coming fiscal year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1804, the transfer of ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the U.S. was celebrated in our town marking Three Flags Day.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS will investigate Melissa Clark’s firing at the University of Missouri.

MORE POLITICAL HEAT ON FED: Today, at the Federal Reserve banks in St. Louis and other cities, activists representing labor unions and other liberal-leaning causes will be campaigning against interest-rate hikes. “Working class activists from the Fed Up Coalition, which campaigns for the Federal Reserve to adopt pro-worker policies, will gather in their signature green t-shirts to hand out flyers to Fed employees as they arrive to work.” the activists said. The Federal Open Market Committee meets on March 16 to consider rate changes.

CHEERS FOR U.S. DIST. JUDGE AUDREY FLEISSIG of the Eastern Dist. of Missouri dubbed “woman of the year” by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Paul O’Neill is going to be devastated when he finds out that’s not George Steinbrenner.” – Missouri Senate candidate Jason Kander tweeted about the former New York outfielder’s appearance at Donald Trump’s Tuesday night press conference.

A CONVICTED JESUIT PRIEST who is mentioned in several scenes in the film, “Spotlight,” new lives in a Catholic facility called the Vianney Center in Dittmer, MO. He is Fr. James Talbot. He reportedly admitted abusing 89 victims.

SEPTEMBER SONG IN MARCH: All we seem to be doing these days is saying good-by to old friends. After struggling with MS for decades, courageous Sue Ann Wood Poor has died. She was the second woman in the country to be managing editor of a large metropolitan daily newspaper (Globe-Democrat) and switched to the Post-Dispatch after the Globe was sold. Many hearts are heavy over the sad news. Sue Ann, RIP.








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