Chris Carpenter takes the mound tonight. Hopefully, it is not his last trip at Busch Stadium. St. Louis has a league-high 50 road wins. Last night helped St. Louis set a new attendence record. Part of that is due to the fact that this year is the last year for Busch Stadium. The old mark, set in 2000, was 3,336,493. The one that was set yesterday, and will increase, is 3,351,194. Mark Grudzielanek is one RBI away from 500 in his career. Jim Edmonds is 5 away from 1,000 RBI. Of course, Albert Pujols still needs his 200th home run!
The Boston Red Sox are one win away from 93 wins. Their next win means 93 wins in four consecutive seasons for the first time in club history. Today, in 1960, was Ted Williams last game as a member of the Boston Red Sox. He homered that day.
Storm, a puppy that was given to NBC prior to Hurricane Katrina, was given back to his rightful owner today. Storm will be missed by the NBC family but it is nice to know that the owner came back.
Not only are they cerifying the elections, but the Secretary of State's office will certify campaign websites.
In Kentucky, Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler was among the first to use it as a fund-raising tool in the special election he won in February 2004.Charlie Watts refused visitors when he was undergoing throat cancer.
Grayson's office paid $7,600 to use ElectionMall's service through the 2007 election cycle, which will feature races for governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer and agriculture commissioner.
Next year's elections will involve a record 4,000 state legislative, judicial and local government candidates.
Grayson said his office will start with individual candidates' sites, but could expand the protection to political party Web pages or other advocacy groups later.
The Kentucky Wildcats basketball team has lost a recruit to Memphis.
LEX 18 spoke Wednesday to the mother of Willie Kemp, rated the No. 6 high school point guard in country by rivals.com. She said that her 6'2" son has decided to go to Memphis after being recruited by UK, Arkansas, Tennessee and Memphis.