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World Series coming to St. Louis - getting tickets

Monday, 21 October 2013 03:59 Published in Local News

   As the Cardinals get ready for the World Series, and Cards fans scramble for tickets, the Better Business Bureau is warning fan to be careful of ticket scams.  They advise fans to stick to licensed ticket sellers like StubHub.com and SportixUSA.  

   Right now, Fox 2 News reports standing room tickets are selling for about $450 apiece on StubHub.  The cheapest seats will start at about $650 per ticket.  The most expensive seats are being offered for $16,000 each.

   The World Series kicks off Wednesday in Boston.  The first game at Busch Stadium will be game 3 on Saturday.  All games will be broadcast of Fox 2, KTVI-TV.  

 

   MLB has announced the schedule for the World Series:

   Game 1 - Wed, Oct 23: Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:07 PM (CT)

   Game 2 - Thu, Oct 24: Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:07 PM (CT)

   Game 3 - Sat, Oct 26: Red Sox @ Cardinals 7:07 PM (CT)

   Game 4 - Sun, Oct 27: Red Sox @ Cardinals 7:15 PM (CT)

   Game 5 - Mon, Oct 28: Red Sox @ Cardinals 7:07 PM (CT)

   Game 6 - Wed, Oct 30: Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:07 PM (CT)

   Game 7 - Thu, Oct 31: Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:07 PM (CT)

 

More closures for Mid Rivers Mall Drive interchange

Monday, 21 October 2013 03:46 Published in Around Town

   St. Charles County drivers can expect delays this week near Mid Rivers Mall.  

   The bridge carrying Mid Rivers Mall Bridge over Interstate 70 closed at 11:00 p.m. Monday for paving operations.  Missouri Transportation officials say it will be closed until Wednesday evening.  

   The work is part of the diverging diamond interchange being built to ease congestion at I-70 and Mid Rivers Mall Drive.

   MoDOT officials say more road closures are planned for the last week of October.

Malala inspires school curriculum

Monday, 21 October 2013 03:40 Published in National News

   WASHINGTON (AP) — The 16 year old Pakistani teen targeted for a Taliban assassination because she championed education for girls has inspired the development of a school curriculum encouraging advocacy.

   George Washington University announced Monday that faculty members are creating multimedia curriculum tools to accompany a book recently released by the teen, Malala Yousafzai. Several faculty members will pilot the curriculum early next year for both college and high school instruction. Free of charge, it will focus on themes such as the importance of a woman's voice and political extremism, the university said.

   The tools won't just look at the teen's story, but also how the same issues get reflected elsewhere, such as when girls face child marriage and pressures to leave school, said Mary Ellsberg, the director of the university's Global Women's Institute.

   "It's going to be really interactive and really encourage students to do ... activities outside of school, it will encourage them to get engaged in the communities and as well to help the Malala Fund directly," Ellsberg said.

   The university's Global Women's Institute is partnered with the Malala Fund, a nonprofit that seeks to ensure girls around the world have access to education.

   In 2012 when a Taliban gunman walked up to a bus taking Malala and other children home from school in Pakistan's volatile northern Swat Valley and shot Malala in the head and neck. Another girl on the bus was also wounded. Malala now resides in Britain, where she was flown for medical care. Her memoir is "I am Malala."

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   Online: http://www.malalafund.org/

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