It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.
What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.
The Convention and Visitors Commission says it will take a "spectacular effort" to keep the Rams in St. Louis. Chairman Andrew Leonard made the comment at Wednesday's meeting, saying there is no question in his mind that the Rams would rather be in Los Angeles.