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 Hall of Fame playing career of goaltender Martin Brodeur is coming to an end. The 42-year-old will formally announce his retirement on Thursday, but will remain with the St. Louis Blues in a management role in hockey operations. Brodeur joined the Blues in early December after goalie Brian Elliott went down to an injury. He went 3-3-and-0 with one shutout in seven games over a month.