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Talk of the Town: Chinese Hub in St. Louis, Rams Cuts, and Irene Aftermath

"Patch" brings you a local look at national news. What stories are you following this week?

From the announcement of the final Rams cuts, to the GOP 2012 race, to upcoming legislative debate over a China hub at Lambert Airport and the continuing aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the people of Affton, Shrewsbury and nearby communities share what they are following in the news this week.

“I’ve been following the Rams and the final cuts… I like Bradford and Laurinaitis. They’re looking good so far—undefeated in the preseason.” – Eddie Fazlagic, Affton

“Who’s in and out of the GOP race is real big right now. I’m not very fond of any of (the candidates) at this point in time.” – Drew Siebert, Affton

“I was watching the (Irene) stuff, with concern for my friends on the East Coast. And people that were flying in from out of the country.” – Brenda Butler, Mehlville

“We have friends in Vermont. We’re really concerned about… (Our friend) was really close to it all. The roads—I don’t think they’ve ever seen them like that. So they are fine, but the roads around them were just washed away.” – Jerry Butler, Mehlville

“In national news I’ve been following the China hub… They’re arranging to make St. Louis a real major hub for Chinese goods… Short term, sure it’ll bring money, but long term I don’t like the Chinese government at all.” – Richard Berman, Green Park

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