San Diego soccer group wants development plan on ballot

Today will decide if St. Louis builds a soccer stadium (and gets an MLS expansion team)

Voters in St. Louis City rejected a plan on Tuesday that would partially fund a new soccer stadium with public money.

The ownership group SC STL would invest $95 million in the project and cover the league's $150 million expansion fee, and they have asked the state to donate 24 acres of unused land.

MLS leaders have expressed strong interest in St. Louis, but only if voters agreed to public funding.

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Some of the Congress is also of the opinion that the ISP's will sell personal data to the highest bidder. Senate voted 50-48 two weeks to eliminate the rules , and the U.S.

In a statement released after the vote, MLS said "For many years we have believed that St. Louis would be a tremendous market for a Major League Soccer team, but the lack of a positive stadium vote is clearly a significant setback for the city's expansion opportunity and a loss for the community".

The new stadium would have near Busch Stadium, home of baseball's Cardinals, and the Scottrade Center, home of the NHL's Blues.

Voters passed Proposition 1 for MetroLink expansion with 60.4 percent of the vote, but voted against Proposition 2, with 52.8 percent voting "no".

Malegaon, four other cities in Maharashtra among ten hottest places in India
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Democrat Lyda Krewson easily won over Republican Andrew Jones and four other candidates in the general election Tuesday.

Krewson has pledged to work to reduce crime and improve impoverished neighborhoods.

The league will announce its 25th and 26th franchises by the end of 2017, with the pair of teams joining the league in 2020.

Derrick Rose to have knee surgery again, miss rest of season
He first tore his meniscus ten games removed from returning to the Bulls after tearing his ACL in the 2012 NBA Playoffs. The veteran signal caller had notably missed the Knicks' last two games, both of which came against the Miami Heat.

Veteran Democratic City Council woman Lyda Krewson would become the city's first female mayor and replace Francis Slay. That move occurred despite St. Louis offering to finance the majority of a stadium that neared $1 billion in proposed costs, dampening the city's willingness to fund a stadium.

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