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The Korner Letter          No. 2       Published: Monday, August 19, 2002 
 
 
 
THE KORNER LETTER

Top St. Louis News:
 

St Louis news
St. Louis Catholics donate record amount
Jefferson City News Tribune Aug 24, 2002 21:17
McCaskill outlines state's plan for auditing St. Louis Sheriff's Dept
Jefferson City News Tribune Aug 24, 2002 21:17
St. Louis sheriff faces audit after reports of inefficiency
Columbia Daily Tribune Aug 24, 2002 19:12
Emerson buys Swiss tool manufacturer
St Louis Business Journal Aug 24, 2002 19:12
Laclede, MPSC reach partial agreement
St Louis Business Journal Aug 24, 2002 19:12
Headlines provided by Moreover

Fun Fact of the Week
 
You are VERY UNIQUE!!  Don't let anyone tell you that you aren't.
 
 
Spanish Lesson of the Week
 
Vamos--  We go
Por Favor--  Please
 
This week's Korner Poll Question:
 
What is your favorite thing to do on your Anniversary?
  1. Go out to eat
  2. Spend time together
  3. Enjoy a relaxing vacation in Vail, Colorado
  4. A romantic evening somewhere special
  5. All of the Above

Next week's question:  Who is your role-model(someone you look up to)?

The Business Report
 
All reports as of last week, August 17, 2002
 
DJIA-Dow Jones Industrial Average
Last Friday's Close:  -40.08
Weekly Close:  +32.61
Currently:  8,778.06 
Nasdaq Composite
Last Friday's Close:  +16.00
Weekly Close:  +54.89
Currently:  1,361.01   
Standard & Poor's 500
Last Friday's Close:  -1.48
Weekly Close:  +20.13
Currently:  928.77   
30-Year Bond Yield
Last Friday's Close:  +0.12
Weekly Close:  -0.02
Currently:  5.091
Argent St. Louis
Last Friday's Close:  +2.15
Weekly Close:  +10.22
Currently:  761.50
Gold Per Ounce
Last Friday's Close:  -0.70
Weekly Close:  -0.60
Currently:  313.950

--Football Report
Football teams have begun their preseason and are gearing up for the 2002-03 season.  This years SuperBowl is SuperBowl XXXVII.  Favorites to win the SuperBowl this year could include:  St. Louis Rams, New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers,  Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders, and the Baltimore Ravens.  Good luck to all the NFL teams.

Pushpin With Memo

Music is awesome.  Although it depends what kind of music you listen to, I guess.  I like pretty much anything, but rap is not my thing.  I just can't stand it.  Here are some tips on what music to listen to on certain moods:

  • If you're in a very bad mood(very angry), you may just want to listen to CLASSICAL MUSIC!  That should calm you down for a while.  It may also put you to sleep, which you may be happy to do.
  • If you're in a mood that's in between angry and ok, you may consider listening to OLDIES MUSIC.  This will get you back in the groove to your old days, and rejuvinate you.  Won't get you angry, won't get you super happy.  Just helps you enjoy the day.
  • If you're in a happy and relaxed mood, you may listen to whatever you wish.  I only say that listening to depressing music will bring you to an angry mood, and not a happy mood.
  • If you are so happy that nothing will bother you, listen to CLASSICAL MUSIC AGAIN.  It relaxes you, helps you concentrate and gets you in a great mood.

MOST OF ALL, I SUGGEST LISTENING TO CLASSICAL MUSIC EACH AND EVERY DAY!!!!!

 

I once was out in nature for a while to observe the outdoors and to get closer to God.  Here is what I wrote:
 
 

MY NATURE EXPERIENCE

 

 

            I went outside to observe nature and to get closer to god on April 1.  I was outside, by the way for a considerable time.  I wanted to observe everything so that I did not miss anything.  The first thing I observed was that there were so many birds chirping and flying about.  It was so amazing to see them joyously chirping as if they had no care in the world.  I brought some food along and threw it in the grass.  I was only 15 feet away.  Before you knew it, birds were swooping down and chewing on the food.  I saw all these birds fighting for food as if they have never seen it before.  I moved and they flew away....Full Story>>

 

Just News:
 
--ALERT ALERT ALERT...West Nile Virus has shown its big mean face around the country, including New Orleans, Illinois, and just recently in Missouri.  St. Louis, MO has received at least 4 cases of West Nile Virus.  Those mosquitos just don't know when to quit.  I guess its time to get out the DEET, or should I say the OFF repellent, and some cintronella scented candles.  Buzzzzzzzzzzzz.
 
 
--Albert Pujols:  The Player of the Year
By:  Andy Kren
 

Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals has thrilled St. Louis fans for almost two years with his consistent play on and off the field...Full Story>>
 
 
--Baseball Report
Last Friday, the Baseball Players Assocation set a strike date of August 30.  If no agreements can be reached by then, it may lock out the Playoffs and the World Series.  It may also cripple the sport and reduce the number of fans!  It seemed that the Union and the Owners were looking to get a deal done, but I guess not.  Some things that they agreed on were:  agreed on a minimum salary for the players.  The mimimum salary was raised to $300,000.  That's some heafty dough.  Who do these people think they are, God or something.  The average person would love to make that kind of money.  The Baseball Players Association also agreed on a steroid testing for players.
 
--Hockey Report
No news about hockey yet, check back later for hockey news.
 
 
 

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The Korner Letter          No. 3       Published: Monday, August 26, 2002 
 
 
 
THE KORNER LETTER

Top St. Louis News:

St Louis news
Valley Park meeting fracas may bring assault charges
STLtoday.com Aug 28, 2002 8:20
Teachers strike, steel company bankruptcy tested district last year
STLtoday.com Aug 28, 2002 8:20
Cahokia Mounds is among sites forced to trim hours because of budget cuts
STLtoday.com Aug 28, 2002 8:20
Before heading back to Washington this weekend, Sen. Jean Carnahan is firing off a few campaign shots. Literal
STLtoday.com Aug 28, 2002 8:20
Murder Charges Filed In Carjacking Attempt Police are still looking for a fourth man wanted in connection with
KSDK News Aug 28, 2002 8:18
Headlines provided by Moreover

Fun Fact of the Week
 
Each day is something NEW!!  A chance for you to do something wonderful each and every day!!
 
 
Spanish Lesson of the Week
 
Hola--Hello
 
Ir de compras--Shopping!
 
This week's Korner Poll Question:
 
Who is your Role-Model(someone you look up to)?
  1. Sports athletes
  2. actors and actresses
  3. your Mom or Dad
  4. other famous people
  5. Or all of the above

Next week's question:  If you had all the money in the world, what would you do with it?

The Business Report
 
All reports as of last week, August 24, 2002
 
DJIA-Dow Jones Industrial Average
Last Friday's Close:  -180.68 
Weekly Close:  +94.90 
Currently:  8,872.96  
Nasdaq Composite
Last Friday's Close:  -42.33 
Weekly Close:  +19.61 
Currently:  1,380.62 
Standard & Poor's 500
Last Friday's Close:  -21.84 
Weekly Close:  +12.09 
Currently:  940.86  
30-Year Bond Yield
Last Friday's Close:  -0.07 
Weekly Close:  -0.07 
Currently:  5.020 
Argent St. Louis
Last Friday's Close:  -14.50 
Weekly Close:  +25.68 
Currently:  787.18 
Gold Per Ounce
Last Friday's Close:  00.00 
Weekly Close:  -6.90 
Currently:  307.050 
 
 
 
 

--Football Report
Football teams have begun their preseason and are gearing up for the 2002-03 season.  This years SuperBowl is SuperBowl XXXVII.  Favorites to win the SuperBowl this year could include:  St. Louis Rams, New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers,  Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders, and the Baltimore Ravens.  Good luck to all the NFL teams.

Pushpin With Memo

Korner Tips of the Week

The best thing to do in life, I think, is to enjoy life.  Whether its enjoying time with family, or just a relaxing day with friends, enjoying life is the best.  Here are some tips to enjoy life.

  • Have you kids or friends do the dishes for you.  As well as the laundry, the cleaning of the bathrooms, and cleaning the house.
  • When home from work, sit back and relax in your comfy easy chair while listening to relaxing, comfortable music.  Go to sleep.
  • Take a few days off from preparing the dinners.  Have someone else do the preparing. 
  • Enjoy vacations at least once a year to get away from everyday life for a change.
  • Enjoy a concert, or some other event with you husband/wife together.
  • Most of all, just do what is pleasing to you. 

 

 

 


Should you follow you conscience?  To find the answer, read below.
 
 

FOLLOW YOUR CONSCIENCE?

            I believe that it is safe to follow your conscience.  I believe this in two ways.  I believe that following your conscience helps you do the right thing in life.  I also believe that following your conscience helps you because if bad things occur when you tried to do the right thing, then at least you know you tried your best and also if you were honest, you dont have to have this bothering you.....Full Story>> 


Election Update
 
Senator Jean Carnahan, D-Missouri, and Republican nominee Jim Talent are running neck and neck against eachother for the U.S. Senate.  A lastest Zogby poll last week revealed that the 801 statewide likely voters in Missouri approved more of Talent than Carnahan.  But according to this poll also, the race is far from over.  "It's too close to call".  The poll showed that:  47.1% supported Jim Talent-republican nominee, and 46% supported Carnahan.  May the best canidate win!!

Just News:
 
--West Nile hasn't quit yet, and it dosen't seem to want to stop.  We may be in this for the long haul(and I mean LONG HAUL!!).  West Nile virus has been a problem across the United States.  And in Missouri, West Nile virus has also been a problem.  In St. Louis, MO about 6-10 cases have been reported.  At least one has died.  I don't know about you but I can't wait till' winter time to freeze these mosquitos.
 
 
--Jack Buck:  A legend we'll never forget!
By:  Andy Kren
 
Jack Buck:  1924-2002
A legend.  A wonderful man.  A great voice for sports.  Jack Buck fits all these categories.  He is remarkable, unbelievable, and unique....Full Story>>
 
 
--Baseball Report
Last week for Baseball's owners and the Baseball Players' Association to get an agreement or baseball will go on strike.  If that happens, as I said last week, it could cripple baseball as a whole.  But let's hope that does not happen.  On the other side of baseball,  its getting ready for the playoffs.  The St. Louis Cardinals seem destined to win their division, as well as the Atlanta Braves, and the Arizona Diamondbacks.  In the American League,  probable division winners include:  New York Yankees, and the Minnesota Twins.  The West division of the American League looks pretty close to call, with three teams capable of winning that division.  My prediction on the World Series winner, if any World Series:  The St. Louis Cardinals.  Don't get mad now! 
 
--Hockey Report
No news about hockey yet, check back later for hockey news.
 
 

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The Korner Letter                No. 4            Published:  September 2, 2002 
 
 
 
THE KORNER LETTER

Top St. Louis News:
 

St Louis news
St. Louis teacher named state's best
Jefferson City News Tribune Sep 7, 2002 12:24
South County rapist is sentenced to three life terms
STLtoday.com Sep 7, 2002 8:17
Teachers in East St. Louis will vote on tentative contract agreement
STLtoday.com Sep 7, 2002 8:17
Clayton girl is praised for response to man following her from school
STLtoday.com Sep 7, 2002 8:17
Missouri Gov. Bob Holden steps away from the podium after addressing the Missouri Department of Transportation
STLtoday.com Sep 7, 2002 8:17
Headlines provided by Moreover

Fun Fact of the Week
 
Every person has dreams.  These dreams allow us to create goals in life!!  Everyone needs dreams.
 
 
Spanish Lesson of the Week
 
Muchas Gracias--Thank you very much!
 
Perro--Dog
 
This week's Korner Poll Question:
 
If you had all the money in the world, what would you do with it?
  1. Buy a house
  2. Get a new CAR!!
  3. Spend it all in one day
  4. Invest it
  5. Put it in the bank
  6. Use it for something you always wanted

Next week's question:  What's your favorite food?

The Business Report
 
All reports as of last week, August 31, 2002
 
DJIA-Dow Jones Industrial Average
Last Friday's Close:  -7.49  
Weekly Close:  -209.46   
Currently:  8663.50    
Nasdaq Composite
Last Friday's Close:  -20.92   
Weekly Close:  -65.77   
Currently:  1314.85   
Standard & Poor's 500
Last Friday's Close:  -1.73   
Weekly Close:  -24.79   
Currently:  916.07   
30-Year Bond Yield
Last Friday's Close:  -3.047  
Weekly Close:  -0.092   
Currently:  4.928   
Argent St. Louis
Last Friday's Close:  -1.32   
Weekly Close:  -12.34   
Currently:  774.84   
Gold Per Ounce
Last Friday's Close:  -.700  
Weekly Close:  +5.70   
Currently:  312.750  
 
 
 
 
 

--Football Report
Only about a week until football season starts.  The season starts September 8th!!!!!!  Stay tuned to the Korner Letter for weekly updates for scores and news about the 2002-03 FOOTBALL SEASON!!!  We will give you full reports!

Pushpin With Memo

Korner Tips of the Week

--NO TIPS THIS WEEK!  SORRY!

 

Should you follow you conscience?  To find the answer, read below.
 
 

FOLLOW YOUR CONSCIENCE?

            I believe that it is safe to follow your conscience.  I believe this in two ways.  I believe that following your conscience helps you do the right thing in life.  I also believe that following your conscience helps you because if bad things occur when you tried to do the right thing, then at least you know you tried your best and also if you were honest, you dont have to have this bothering you.....Full Story>> 

Election Update
 
Senator Jean Carnahan, D-Missouri, and Republican nominee Jim Talent are running neck and neck against eachother for the U.S. Senate.  A lastest Zogby poll last week revealed that the 801 statewide likely voters in Missouri approved more of Talent than Carnahan.  But according to this poll also, the race is far from over.  "It's too close to call".  The poll showed that:  47.1% supported Jim Talent-republican nominee, and 46% supported Carnahan.  May the best canidate win!!

Just News:
 
--Will the U.S. go to war against Iraq and Saddam Hussein?  Who really knows yet.  It has been discussed many times in the past few weeks.  Last week, Vice-President Dick Cheney told us that Saddam Hussein and Iraq have chemical and biological weapons.  Those are dangerous weapons.  Those can destroy the Earth.  I hope we go to war against Iraq.  We need to let the world know that we will not stand for terrorism.  We must fight this war on terrorism also.  There has been no timetable as to when it will stop.  To go to war against Iraq will protect the world from chemical and biological weapons.
 
 
 
 
--Baseball Report
Well what do you know.  The Baseball Players Association and the Baseball Owners averted a "strike" and saved the fans of baseball.  It's about time they did.  It took them about the last minute to agree.  They had us all on our heels!!!  Last week, the two sides agreed to a four-year deal.  They don't have to worry about labor talks or strike possibilities for four years!!!!  This does not mean Baseball is fixed.  Baseball still has to be repaired and soon.  Without repairing baseball, there will be no fun in the game anymore.
 
--Hockey Report
No news about hockey yet, check back later for hockey news.
 
 
 

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The Korner Letter                No. 5            Published:  September 9, 2002 
 
"Delivering Quality News You Can Count On"
 
THE KORNER LETTER
 
 
IN REMEMBERENCE OF THE EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 11th, 2001

Top St. Louis News:
 

St Louis news
FAA orders late-model
STLtoday.com Sep 14, 2002 19:07
Illinois officials consider tossing out test scores at Alton grade school
STLtoday.com Sep 14, 2002 19:07
A block party atmosphere prevails as Cards fans line up for playoff tickets
STLtoday.com Sep 14, 2002 19:07
Catawissa Standoff Ends Peacfully One person refused to leave a house authorities suspect is home to a methamp
KSDK News Sep 14, 2002 19:07
Incidents push mayor to temporarily put police captain in charge of troubled St. Louis city jail
Jefferson City News Tribune Sep 14, 2002 12:20
Headlines provided by Moreover

Fun Fact of the Week
-We will defend our freedom no matter what.  The United States will stand strong.  "I will fight for the right to live in freedom!!!"
 
Spanish Lesson of the Week
Como Estas?--How are you?
Bien, Gracias y tu--Fine, thank you, and you!
 
The Business Report
All reports as of last week, September 7, 2002
DJIA-Dow Jones Industrial Average
Last Friday's Close:  +143.50   
Weekly Close:  -236.30    
Currently:  8,427.20      
Nasdaq Composite
Last Friday's Close:  +44.30     
Weekly Close:  -19.55    
Currently:  1,295.30   
Standard & Poor's 500
Last Friday's Close:  +14.77    
Weekly Close:  -22.15     
Currently:  893.92    
30-Year Bond Yield
Last Friday's Close:  +0.08 
Weekly Close:  -0.07 
Currently:  4.859     
Argent St. Louis
Last Friday's Close:  +14.51 
Weekly Close:  -10.07     
Currently:  764.77   
Gold Per Ounce
Last Friday's Close:  +1.00 
Weekly Close:  +7.50    
Currently:  320.250   

--Football Report
Sunday, September 8th, Football season begun.  Here are the scores of those games.  A game Thursday, September 5th has already been played before Sunday.  This was the Sanfrancisco 49ers vs. the New York Giants.  The 49ers won 16-13.
Other scores for the first week of Football:
Oakland defeats Seattle 31-17, Denver defeats St. Louis 23-16, San Diego defeats Cincinnati 34-6, New Orleans defeats Tampa Bay 26-20, Indianapolis defeats Jacksonville 28-25, Green Bay defeats Atlanta 37-34, Tennessee defeats Philadelphia 27-24, Miami defeats Detroit 49-21, Kansas City defeats Cleveland 40-39, Washington defeats Arizona 31-23, NY Jets defeat Buffalo 37-31, Chicago defeats Minnesota 27-23, and Carolina defeats Baltimore 10-7.  GET READY FOR WEEK 2!!
Sunday Night Football:
Houston vs Dallas:  Houston was winning 7-0 in the first quarter
Monday Night Football Game:
Pittsburgh vs. New England

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Korner Tips of the Week

--NO TIPS THIS WEEK!  SORRY!

 

 

 

Election Update
 
Senator Jean Carnahan, D-Missouri, and Republican nominee Jim Talent are running neck and neck against eachother for the U.S. Senate.  A lastest Zogby poll earlier in the month revealed that the 801 statewide likely voters in Missouri approved more of Talent than Carnahan.  But according to this poll also, the race is far from over.  "It's too close to call".  The poll showed that:  47.1% supported Jim Talent-republican nominee, and 46% supported Carnahan.  May the best canidate win!!

Remembering September 11th, 2001

 

This Wednesday marks the anniversary of September 11th.  We honor this day to remember all those that have died due to the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, and in western Pennsylvania.  We thank the New York firefighters who risked their lives to protect and save people hurt due to the terrorist attacks. 
Today, we are more alert and have increased security in airports and other facilities.  The United States will protect our freedom.  We still must live out our lives fully or else the terrorists have won.

Where I was on September 11th, 2001
By:  Andy Kren
 
I went to school regularly like any other school day.  I was in my junior year of high school.  My first class was study hall.  I normally always do homework in study hall.  I rarely do nothing in that class.  I am always working.  I don't remember what time it was, but I know it was around 8-9 A.M. in the morning.  While I was working on my homework, our principal said on the PA, "Two planes have just been hijaked".  Some laughed and I admit I laughed too.  I wish I didn't though because a little later.....Full Story>>
 

Just News:
 
 
 
--Will the U.S. go to war against Iraq and Saddam Hussein?  Who really knows yet.  It has been discussed many times in the past few weeks.  Two weeks ago, Vice-President Dick Cheney told us that Saddam Hussein and Iraq have chemical and biological weapons.  Those are dangerous weapons.  Those can destroy the Earth.  I hope we go to war against Iraq.  We need to let the world know that we will not stand for terrorism.  We must fight this war on terrorism also.  There has been no timetable as to when it will stop.  To go to war against Iraq will protect the world from chemical and biological weapons.
 
 
--Baseball Report
As the labor dispute is resloved, we turn our attention to the playoffs, and late season highlights.  Highlights in baseball include:  The Oakland A's making baseball history to have at least 20 straight games won in a row.  They may have won more, but 20 is the all-time record for games won in a row.  That is amazing!!!  St. Louis Cardinals outfielder and utility player Albert Pujols is also on his way to the history books.  If he keeps playing like he can, he will be the first player to have his first two seasons with 30 or more Home Runs, 100 or more RBIs, and a .300 or better batting average.  As for the playoffs, it looks like Atlanta, Arizona, St. Louis, New York, Oakland, and Minnesota are top playoff contenders.  Good luck to the best team.  ON TO THE WORLD SERIES!!! 
 
 
--Hockey Report
No news about hockey yet, check back later for hockey news.
 

This week's Korner Poll Question

 

Take the Poll
How has September 11th changed you?

I have been more thankful
I thank God everyday for my life
I appreciate firefighters, officers, and other workers
I help out more at events and use my talents wisely
I do all these things because Sept. 11th changed me

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