Looped In: Feb. 17 Edition
All the news you need for Friday, Feb. 17.
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Today is the start of a four-day weekend for School District of University City students.
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- Weather: Patchy fog before 7 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 54. Calm wind becoming south between 5 and 8 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
- Traffic: Mardi Gras will impact traffic around Souldard. Look for details on road closures around town this afternoon.
In case you missed it
- Patch held a live web chat Thursday about changes to high school eligibility for soccer players.
- A local woman was promoted in the Missouri Air National Guard recently.
- Local advocates were out in the Loop this week pushing for peace in the Middle East.
Coming up today
- There are several new exhibits opening at the Sheldon Art Galleries. Look for details at 8 a.m.
- The School District of University City met last night. Look for details later today.
- Sen. Rick Santorum won Missouri's non-binding primary. Our Political Potpourri will look at what that means for the Missouri caucuses and other issues facing Missouri voters.
Around the web
- As Patch reported earlier this week, a longtime librarian at the University City Public Library had died. The St. Louis Beacon has a full obituary and remembrance of Shirley Goldberg.
- Former State Auditor Susan Montee recently announced she would seek to be the Democratic candidate for Missouri's Lieutenant Governor. The St. Louis American examines why she was surrounded with Democrats at her announcement, but none of them were African-American officials.