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Ferguson City Council Vote To Conditionally Approve Agreement

FERGUSON, Mo – In a 6-0 vote, Ferguson City Council members voted in favor of a Bill that authorized an agreement, subject to certain conditions, between the City and the Department of Justice. Upon its passage, the Bill becomes an Ordinance and City officials are authorized to execute an amended settlement agreement with the Department of Justice.

Those seven conditions on acceptance are that (i) the agreement contain no mandate for the payment of additional salary to police department or other city employees; (ii) the agreement contain no mandate for staffing in the Ferguson Jail; (iii) deadlines set forth in the agreement are extended; and (iv) the terms of the agreement shall not apply to other governmental entities or agencies who, in the future, take over services or operations currently being provided by the City of Ferguson; (v) a provision for local preference in contracting with consultants, contractors and third parties providing services under the agreement shall be included; (vi) project goals for minority and women participation in consulting, oversight and third party services shall be included; and (vii) the monitoring fee caps in the Side Agreement are changed to $1 million over the first five years with no more than $250,000 in any single year.

The Department of Justice must accept the seven amendments in order for the settlement agreement to be valid. If the Department of Justice accepts the seven amendments, it is expected that the amended settlement agreement will be filed with the federal court in St. Louis for approval by the Federal Judge.

Following months of negotiation with representatives of the Department of Justice, the City of Ferguson received the proposed agreement from the Department on January 26. The City held three community meetings on Feb. 2, 6, and 9, seeking public input from the citizens of Ferguson concerning the agreement.


Daily Holidays - February 10


Cream Cheese
 Brownie Day This day is made for those who find cream cheese and chocolate irresistible.
The brownie has been around since the 1800′s, but was first documented in 1906 in The Boston Cooking School Cook Book. There are hundreds of cream cheese brownie recipes. We are sure that you will find one that you like. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-cream-cheese-brownie-day-january-10/

Plimsoll Day Plimsoll Day is to dedicated to the memory of Samuel Plimsoll, a member of the English Parliament who championed sailors’ safety while traveling the world’s waterways in crammed ships. He was instrumental in the amendment of Britain’s Merchant Shipping Act, which came about in response to the then – national problem of dangerously overloaded ships. Plimsoll’s bill, named the Unseaworthy Ships Bill, was passed in 1876, and required that a mark be present on a ship’s hull to indicate the waterline at which maximum cargo capacity was reached for the vessel. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/plimsoll-day/

Umbrella Day Umbrellas are a remarkably effective accessory for protecting yourself from wind, rain and sun. Whatever the weather, Umbrella Day is a great excuse to sport a fetching brolly when you’re out and about! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/umbrella-day/

Daily Holidays - February 9

National Bagel Day National Bagel Day (formerly Bagel and Lox Day) is observed annually on February 9th.

Bagels are one of the few breads that are boiled then baked. This creates a soft inside while keeping a crisp outside. Bagels originated in Poland in the early 17th century and now sell over a billion dollars worth each year in the United States. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-bagel-and-lox-day-february-9/

National Pizza Day is observed annually on February 9th. Whether it is thin crust, Chicago style, deep dish or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-pizza-day-february-9/

National Stop Bullying Day It’s time to stop bullying – whether it’s in the playground, the home or the workplace. World Day of Bullying Prevention encourages you to try and stop the bullying in your environment or life, and to work together to eradicate bullying all together. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/stop-bullying-day/

Read in the Bathtub Day Disconnect the phone, lock the door, turn down the lights and pick out your favourite book safe in the knowledge that all you’ve got to worry about is enjoying yourself. Why not splash out on some scented candles, posh bubblebath and – for the more adventurous – a rubber ducky to keep you company? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/read-in-the-bathtub-day/

Toothache Day Toothaches are no fun, and so you will no doubt be surprised to learn that Toothache Day exists. Don’t be alarmed, though. This day is certainly not about celebrating the dreaded toothache. No way! Instead, Toothache Day is actually more about education and awareness and helping people learn how to prevent them happening to begin with and how best to make them go away, and quick! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/toothache-day/


Daily Holidays - February 8

Molasses Bar Day The best way to celebrate molasses bar day is to make your own molasses bars and see what all of the fuss surrounding molasses is about–once you’ve tried these homemade molasses bars, you’ll never want a plain old gingerbread cookie again! The consistency of molasses makes the bars delightfully moist and chewy, and the tangy ginger offsets the sweetness. But beware of one thing: these are seriously addictive! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/molasses-bar-day/

Opera Day If you have yet to develop a passion for opera, Opera Day is the perfect day to begin. The most standard way of celebrating is to experience an opera for yourself. Check with your local theatre and see if there is a performance you can attend. If this isn’t an option, the Internet has made it easy to experience the wonder of opera from the comfort of your home. Try browsing Youtube for performances of masterpieces by the likes of Verdi, Mozart and Wagner. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/opera-day/


Daily Holidays - February 7

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day Alfredo di Lelio, and Italian restaurateur, created Fettuccine Alfredo in 1908. After his wife gave birth to their first son that year, she did not have an appetite. To help encourage her to eat, he created a dish of noodles, cheese and butter. She liked the dish so much that she thought he should put it on the menu at his small restaurant in Rome. Everyone around the world has been enjoying this dish ever since. Today it is one of the most popular pasta dishes in America. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-fettuccine-alfredo-day-february-7/

Send A Card To A Friend Day Everyone loves and appreciates their friends, and we all just assume that they know how much we care and that we are always thinking about them. Sadly, many of our friends will experience loneliness and feel under appreciated from time to time. That’s just how life goes. That’s why Send a Card to a Friend Day exists, and why year after year it is so popular! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/send-a-card-to-a-friend-day/


Daily Holidays - February 6


Take Your Child To The Library Day Take your child to the library and you will feed their imagination. A love of reading and books starts with pictures, stories and rhymes which even the youngest child can enjoy; and Take Your Child To The Library Day is a great excuse to swing by. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/take-your-child-to-the-library-day/

Frozen Yogurt Day Frozen yoghurt is a delicious treat for a warm, sunny day. It’s generally healthier than ice-cream, and often just as good – sometimes even better! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/frozen-yogurt-day/

Lace Day Lace is an incredibly versatile material, used for commonly for decoration, pillow-making and items of clothing. Lace Day aims to raise awareness of the art of lace making, and encourages you to give it a go! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/lace-day/

Daily Holidays - February 5

National Chocolate
Fondue Day Chocolate fondue is a dessert that was created in the 1960s, probably in New York City. The story goes that Konrad Egli, chef at Chalet Swiss, came up with the idea as a part of a campaign to promote Swiss chocolate products in the United States. However, chocolate fondue was quickly adopted worldwide, as one of the most decadent and sensual desserts. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-fondue-day/

World Nutella Day Chocaholics know that there is chocolate and then there is Nutella. The creamy and delicious chocolate and hazelnut spread has been around since the 1940s, and despite the many imitations that have appeared in the market, Nutella continues to be the favourite guilty pleasure of chocaholics around the world. It is not surprising that die-hard Nutella fans decided to start the Nutella Day tradition back in 2007. This sweet celebration was launched through social networks by a blogger and Nutella fan, and soon tens of thousands of like-minded Nutella devotees showed their appreciation for the chocolatey delight online. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/nutella-day/

Western Monarch Day For Western Monarch Day, we’re not celebrating Queen Elizabeth and friends, but the annual migratory return of the Western Monarch butterfly to the central Californian coast. The Western Monarch has a beautiful, distinctive pattern of amber and black on its wings, creating almost a stained glass window effect. It lives to the west of the Rocky Mountain Range and fly south to California to survive the winter. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/western-monarch-day/


Daily Holidays - February 4

Homemade Soup Day Soup is a common meal in many countries and probably dates back to the invention of the earliest cooking pots. Today it’s easy to open a can and heat some premade soup, but soup is even better when it’s made at home. Soup is easy, cheap and usually quick to make and can be stuffed full of healthy vegetables. When better to enjoy a delicious bowl of soup than Homemade Soup Day? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/homemade-soup-day/

National Stuffed Mushroom Day For some crazy reason not all of use human beings love mushrooms. This is likely because those people have never been given the joy of a stuffed mushroom. Or maybe there is just something about stuffing a mushroom with a phenomenally scrumptious filling that elevates it beyond the slightly slimy and off putting original form of the fungus. Either way, few things can match the flavor of a stuffed mushroom and Stuffed Mushroom Day is just the day to gorge on this delightful delicacy. Feel free to set about cramming your taste buds to excess or eating the wonderful ‘shroom slowly in a civilized manner, whichever way you prefer your cuisine. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/stuffed-mushroom-day/

Thank A Mail Carrier Day It’s hard work delivering the mail day in, day out, come rain or shine. Thank A Mailman Day gives you an opportunity to say a polite ‘thank you’ to your postal courier, parcel service, and good old mailman. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/thank-a-mailman-day/


Daily Holidays - February 3

National Carrot Cake Day Carrot Cake has been made since the Middle Ages, when sugar and other sweeteners were rare and very expensive, and so people used sweet vegetables to flavor their puddings. This technique became practically obsolete for several hundred years, but resurfaced in the 20th century. During World War II, the British government rationed many luxury foods and household staples including sugar. To appease the nation’s sweet tooth, the Ministry of Food promoted recipes for carrot puddings, carrot-filled pies, and carrot cakes. Today, many families in the UK still serve carrot cake on Christmas Day! Carrot cake is much healthier than many other baked goods. A traditional recipe calls for carrots, raisins, walnuts, and brown sugar. Enjoy a slice from your local bakery in honor of Carrot Cake Day! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/carrot-cake-day/

Four Chaplains Memorial Day It was the evening of Feb. 2, 1943, and the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was crowded to capacity, carrying 902 service men, merchant seamen and civilian workers. On Feb. 3, at 12:55 a.m., a periscope broke the chilly Atlantic waters. Through the cross hairs, an officer aboard the German submarine U-223 spotted the Dorchester. The U-223 approached the convoy on the surface, and after identifying and targeting the ship, he gave orders to fire the torpedoes, a fan of three were fired. The one that hit was decisive–and deadly–striking the starboard side, amid ship, far below the water line. As the ship went down, survivors in nearby rafts could see the four chaplains–arms linked and braced against the slanting deck. Their voices could also be heard offering prayers. http://www.fourchaplains.org/the-saga-of-the-four-chaplains/

The Day The Music Died The Day the Music Died Day is always observed on February 3rd. This day we remember the unfortunate and untimely death of singers 22-year-old Buddy Holly, 17-year-old Richie Valens, and 28-year-old J. P. Richardson, aka: “The Big Bopper”. These three singers died in an airplane accident on February 3, 1959 near Clear Lake, Iowa. Their pilot, Roger Peterson, also died in the crash. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-the-day-the-music-died-day-february-3/


Daily Holidays - February 2

Crepe Day Celebrate Crepe Day (as opposed to Pancake Day) with a crispy, thin, French-style crepe – we recommend the classic lemon-and-sugar approach, but why not go crazy and experiment? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/crepe-day/

Marmot Day Marmot Day is a celebration of marmots, a group of large squirrel-like animals that includes groundhogs, woodchucks and ground squirrels. Even though marmots are found all over the world, from Canada to Mexico and from Russia to India, these animals don’t seem to get the attention they deserve. Marmot Day was established in 2002 to celebrate these interesting creatures. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/marmot-day/

World Play Your Ukulele Day Each year Play Your Ukulele Day gives you a chance to ‘change the world four strings at a time’ by playing your ukulele, sharing it, and teaching others to play. That is, presuming that you own one… https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/play-your-ukulele-day/

World Wetlands Day World Wetlands Day is an opportunity to remember those beautiful, boggy parts of our world that ducks, geese, swans, frogs, water voles, flamingoes and all other sorts of waterfowl and animals need to have in order to exist and thrive in harmony. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-wetlands-day/

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