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Bluntís Vietnam-era draft deferments become issue in 2016 Senate race

Sen. Roy Bluntís claims about his Vietnam-era draft record emerged Wednesday as an issue in his re-election campaign against Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, a Democrat.

In a news story posted online Wednesday morning, The Star reported Blunt received three draft deferments while a college student in the late 1960s. Bluntís office did not disclose the deferments in 2015, when the newspaper specifically asked Bluntís office about the senatorís draft history.

In a weekly telephone news conference with Missouri reporters later Wednesday, Blunt said he had not hidden the deferments. ďAnytime anybody ever asked me about that, I would have said I had student deferments, and was then included in the first year of the lottery,Ē he said.


Daily Holidays - February 11

Donít Cry Over Spilled Milk Day is observed by many as a day to think positive. A day for looking on the bright side of things then carry that with you every day after. Do not worry and do not stress over the little things. Life is too short to let the little things bother us. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-dont-cry-over-spilled-milk-day-february-11/

Get Out Your Guitar Day Take cover! Yes thatís right, someone has officially granted all the doleful Dylans and hopeful Hendrixes a whole day of their own to pull their axe out of the attic, dust it off and, if youíre lucky, find someone who can tune it. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/get-out-your-guitar-day/

Make A Friend's Day is the perfect way to break out of the overworked and just plain stressed out state of mind. We are busy leading such hectic lives, we barely have time for ourselves, much less maintaining old friendships. Whether old or new, friends serve an important role in our lives. Friends are our confidants. Real friends love us and like us for who we really are Ė the good, the bad and the ugly. And the older we get, the more valuable those friendships become. Make a Friend Day, is the perfect opportunity to begin a new friendship. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/make-a-friend-day/

Satisfied Staying Single Day Seen by many as the antidote to Valentineís Day, the international day of the singleton may be a strange occasion to mark. But Satisfied Staying Single Day, or S3, is less about chasing a dream of happily-ever-after, and more about living life in the moment Ė a cause that even couples can embrace. And unlike St Valentine, with his cutesy satin hearts and overpriced roses, S3 remains reassuringly un-commercial. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/satisfied-staying-single-day/

White Shirt Day White Shirt Day marks the end of a union strike by employees of General Motors in 1937. Commemorate their fight for fairer working conditions by wearing a white shirt! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/white-shirt-day/


Ferguson City Council Vote To Conditionally Approve Agreement

FERGUSON, Mo Ė In a 6-0 vote, Ferguson City Council members voted in favor of a Bill that authorized an agreement, subject to certain conditions, between the City and the Department of Justice. Upon its passage, the Bill becomes an Ordinance and City officials are authorized to execute an amended settlement agreement with the Department of Justice.

Those seven conditions on acceptance are that (i) the agreement contain no mandate for the payment of additional salary to police department or other city employees; (ii) the agreement contain no mandate for staffing in the Ferguson Jail; (iii) deadlines set forth in the agreement are extended; and (iv) the terms of the agreement shall not apply to other governmental entities or agencies who, in the future, take over services or operations currently being provided by the City of Ferguson; (v) a provision for local preference in contracting with consultants, contractors and third parties providing services under the agreement shall be included; (vi) project goals for minority and women participation in consulting, oversight and third party services shall be included; and (vii) the monitoring fee caps in the Side Agreement are changed to $1 million over the first five years with no more than $250,000 in any single year.

The Department of Justice must accept the seven amendments in order for the settlement agreement to be valid. If the Department of Justice accepts the seven amendments, it is expected that the amended settlement agreement will be filed with the federal court in St. Louis for approval by the Federal Judge.

Following months of negotiation with representatives of the Department of Justice, the City of Ferguson received the proposed agreement from the Department on January 26. The City held three community meetings on Feb. 2, 6, and 9, seeking public input from the citizens of Ferguson concerning the agreement.


Daily Holidays - February 10


Cream Cheese
 Brownie Day This day is made for those who find cream cheese and chocolate irresistible.
The brownie has been around since the 1800′s, but was first documented in 1906 in The Boston Cooking School Cook Book. There are hundreds of cream cheese brownie recipes. We are sure that you will find one that you like. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-cream-cheese-brownie-day-january-10/

Plimsoll Day Plimsoll Day is to dedicated to the memory of Samuel Plimsoll, a member of the English Parliament who championed sailorsí safety while traveling the worldís waterways in crammed ships. He was instrumental in the amendment of Britainís Merchant Shipping Act, which came about in response to the then Ė national problem of dangerously overloaded ships. Plimsollís bill, named the Unseaworthy Ships Bill, was passed in 1876, and required that a mark be present on a shipís hull to indicate the waterline at which maximum cargo capacity was reached for the vessel. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/plimsoll-day/

Umbrella Day Umbrellas are a remarkably effective accessory for protecting yourself from wind, rain and sun. Whatever the weather, Umbrella Day is a great excuse to sport a fetching brolly when youíre out and about! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/umbrella-day/

Daily Holidays - February 9

National Bagel Day National Bagel Day (formerly Bagel and Lox Day) is observed annually on February 9th.

Bagels are one of the few breads that are boiled then baked. This creates a soft inside while keeping a crisp outside. Bagels originated in Poland in the early 17th century and now sell over a billion dollars worth each year in the United States. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-bagel-and-lox-day-february-9/

National Pizza Day is observed annually on February 9th. Whether it is thin crust, Chicago style, deep dish or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-pizza-day-february-9/

National Stop Bullying Day Itís time to stop bullying Ė whether itís in the playground, the home or the workplace. World Day of Bullying Prevention encourages you to try and stop the bullying in your environment or life, and to work together to eradicate bullying all together. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/stop-bullying-day/

Read in the Bathtub Day Disconnect the phone, lock the door, turn down the lights and pick out your favourite book safe in the knowledge that all youíve got to worry about is enjoying yourself. Why not splash out on some scented candles, posh bubblebath and Ė for the more adventurous Ė a rubber ducky to keep you company? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/read-in-the-bathtub-day/

Toothache Day Toothaches are no fun, and so you will no doubt be surprised to learn that Toothache Day exists. Donít be alarmed, though. This day is certainly not about celebrating the dreaded toothache. No way! Instead, Toothache Day is actually more about education and awareness and helping people learn how to prevent them happening to begin with and how best to make them go away, and quick! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/toothache-day/


Daily Holidays - February 8

Molasses Bar Day The best way to celebrate molasses bar day is to make your own molasses bars and see what all of the fuss surrounding molasses is aboutĖonce youíve tried these homemade molasses bars, youíll never want a plain old gingerbread cookie again! The consistency of molasses makes the bars delightfully moist and chewy, and the tangy ginger offsets the sweetness. But beware of one thing: these are seriously addictive! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/molasses-bar-day/

Opera Day If you have yet to develop a passion for opera, Opera Day is the perfect day to begin. The most standard way of celebrating is to experience an opera for yourself. Check with your local theatre and see if there is a performance you can attend. If this isnít an option, the Internet has made it easy to experience the wonder of opera from the comfort of your home. Try browsing Youtube for performances of masterpieces by the likes of Verdi, Mozart and Wagner. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/opera-day/


Daily Holidays - February 7

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day Alfredo di Lelio, and Italian restaurateur, created Fettuccine Alfredo in 1908. After his wife gave birth to their first son that year, she did not have an appetite. To help encourage her to eat, he created a dish of noodles, cheese and butter. She liked the dish so much that she thought he should put it on the menu at his small restaurant in Rome. Everyone around the world has been enjoying this dish ever since. Today it is one of the most popular pasta dishes in America. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-fettuccine-alfredo-day-february-7/

Send A Card To A Friend Day Everyone loves and appreciates their friends, and we all just assume that they know how much we care and that we are always thinking about them. Sadly, many of our friends will experience loneliness and feel under appreciated from time to time. Thatís just how life goes. Thatís why Send a Card to a Friend Day exists, and why year after year it is so popular! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/send-a-card-to-a-friend-day/


Daily Holidays - February 6


Take Your Child To The Library Day Take your child to the library and you will feed their imagination. A love of reading and books starts with pictures, stories and rhymes which even the youngest child can enjoy; and Take Your Child To The Library Day is a great excuse to swing by. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/take-your-child-to-the-library-day/

Frozen Yogurt Day Frozen yoghurt is a delicious treat for a warm, sunny day. Itís generally healthier than ice-cream, and often just as good Ė sometimes even better! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/frozen-yogurt-day/

Lace Day Lace is an incredibly versatile material, used for commonly for decoration, pillow-making and items of clothing. Lace Day aims to raise awareness of the art of lace making, and encourages you to give it a go! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/lace-day/

Daily Holidays - February 5

National Chocolate
Fondue Day Chocolate fondue is a dessert that was created in the 1960s, probably in New York City. The story goes that Konrad Egli, chef at Chalet Swiss, came up with the idea as a part of a campaign to promote Swiss chocolate products in the United States. However, chocolate fondue was quickly adopted worldwide, as one of the most decadent and sensual desserts. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-fondue-day/

World Nutella Day Chocaholics know that there is chocolate and then there is Nutella. The creamy and delicious chocolate and hazelnut spread has been around since the 1940s, and despite the many imitations that have appeared in the market, Nutella continues to be the favourite guilty pleasure of chocaholics around the world. It is not surprising that die-hard Nutella fans decided to start the Nutella Day tradition back in 2007. This sweet celebration was launched through social networks by a blogger and Nutella fan, and soon tens of thousands of like-minded Nutella devotees showed their appreciation for the chocolatey delight online. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/nutella-day/

Western Monarch Day For Western Monarch Day, weíre not celebrating Queen Elizabeth and friends, but the annual migratory return of the Western Monarch butterfly to the central Californian coast. The Western Monarch has a beautiful, distinctive pattern of amber and black on its wings, creating almost a stained glass window effect. It lives to the west of the Rocky Mountain Range and fly south to California to survive the winter. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/western-monarch-day/


Daily Holidays - February 4

Homemade Soup Day Soup is a common meal in many countries and probably dates back to the invention of the earliest cooking pots. Today itís easy to open a can and heat some premade soup, but soup is even better when itís made at home. Soup is easy, cheap and usually quick to make and can be stuffed full of healthy vegetables. When better to enjoy a delicious bowl of soup than Homemade Soup Day? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/homemade-soup-day/

National Stuffed Mushroom Day For some crazy reason not all of use human beings love mushrooms. This is likely because those people have never been given the joy of a stuffed mushroom. Or maybe there is just something about stuffing a mushroom with a phenomenally scrumptious filling that elevates it beyond the slightly slimy and off putting original form of the fungus. Either way, few things can match the flavor of a stuffed mushroom and Stuffed Mushroom Day is just the day to gorge on this delightful delicacy. Feel free to set about cramming your taste buds to excess or eating the wonderful Ďshroom slowly in a civilized manner, whichever way you prefer your cuisine. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/stuffed-mushroom-day/

Thank A Mail Carrier Day Itís hard work delivering the mail day in, day out, come rain or shine. Thank A Mailman Day gives you an opportunity to say a polite Ďthank youí to your postal courier, parcel service, and good old mailman. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/thank-a-mailman-day/

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