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June 29, 2013

Steven asks…

What to do with the family (no children) while visiting Missouri?

Going back to see the family – need ideas of what to do, where to go with everyone (some elderly)

Administrator answers:

Kansas City: Worlds of Fun, Oceans of Fun, The Plaza in downtown (just don’t make a wrong turn or you’ll end up in the ghetto), museums, fountains, eat KC Masterpiece (well, maybe that is on the Kansas side of KC)

Springfield: Fantastic Caverns

Branson/Lake of the Ozarks

St Louis: Don’t know, didn’t grow up on that side of MO. I guess you could take the elevator up to the top of the arch, I hear that is the only thing to do in St Louis. Stay out of east St. Louis!!

Also, stop at one of those Missouri Welcome centers if you are driving and pick up some brochures.

…and then there is always chasing tornados

Susan asks…

What route should we take to go from San Francisco to Detroit?

Looking to stop at as many major league baseball stadiums as possible, but want to limit the trip to 7-8 days.

Administrator answers:

The nearest MLB ball park east of SFO is going to be in Denver which is a long day’s drive
Then the long drive east to Kansas City on I-70
The puddle jump across MO to St Louis
At St Louis you have a decision to make .
If you continue heading east then Cincinnati is the only MLB city that you will hit before you reach Detroit

However if you head north into Milwaukee you can hit Chicago on your way to Detroit.

Michael asks…

What are some good neighboorhoods near downtown?

My family is considering moving to Indy this year (job transfer). We’d need to be within 10-15 minutes from downtown- specifically the university medical centers/Riley children’s hospital. Can anyone suggest good neighborhoods or subdivisions? Where do young professionals and young families live? We’d like to purchase a home.
thanks for the info. You are awesome and I really appreciate your kind response. It kind amakes me wanna choose Indy from all the info :)

Are you a medical professional or married to one? my blog: if you wanna reply.

Administrator answers:

The funny thing about this is, you received answers to your 4 questions in the order I would have chosen to live in each city. Philadelphia & St Louis, followed distantly by Milwaukee, and finally Indianapolis.

To answer your question, there are some small homes near the medical campus but it’s mostly blue collar and a few medical students. If you want to live in a nice place downtown, you’ll probably have to rent. The most popular among young rich professionals is the Gardens of Canal Court, within walking distance of the medical center. It is quiet and people keep to themselves. Rent runs about $1000/mo for a 1 or 2 bedroom 1000 sq ft apt. Some other options are high rise apartments directly downtown such as Riley Towers and Canal Square. They are cheaper, around $700/mo. There are also condos you can purchase along the canal, although they are horribly overpriced (around $450,000 for 1 floor, not sure of the sq footage but I can tell from the outside that it’s small). I have no idea who buys those condos but I’ve never met anyone in the medical field who lived there.

Most medical professionals live away from downtown, since the highways lead conveniently to the medical center. NW is the most expensive area to live in Indy. The community is snobbish and there are a lot of young rich teenagers hanging around that area. Personally I’m irritated by 16 year old boys pimping up their cars and speeding down the road flashing daddy’s money. But whatever. There are residents living in the area, though I think it’s so they can say they live in the most expensive part of town.

Meridian Street, about halfway between downtown and the north side, is the area of “old money”. Plenty of medical professionals living in that area. The houses are old & not very big by today’s standards, but living there is all about the status and the community.

Avoid Broad Ripple. High crime due to the number of drunks.

The east side is somewhat run-down. I don’t know anyone living there. It is noted for the growing Hispanic community. (I’ve only seen a few Hispanics there, but people around here are so fearful of non-Caucasians that it has been labeled as the dangerously growing Hispanic population)

The south side is what the people on the north side love to call “white trash”. I disagree. The people are poor there, but they don’t behave like “trailer trash”. I would say the community there is more down-to-earth. There are some medical professionals living on the south side. Housing is cheaper there.

Good luck; you’ve already gotten far more information than anyone was willing to give me when I first moved here. They’re not very welcoming to “outsiders” around here.

Donna asks…

How Did/Does The Mississippi Have A Social, Political, Or Economical Impact On St. Louis, MO?

have a project due Monday and didn’t start yet. need some info on the subject. any 3 of those will be good to know

Administrator answers:

Socially the river was a route between New Orleans and STL. The music traveled the river. Economically there is tons of commerce on the river. From cruises to hauling grain, coal, oil, you name it it goes on the river. Politically it is legal to carry a gun on the West side, but not the East.

Hope it helps get your wheels spinning.

Linda asks…

How do I go about getting a Med degree?


I am a senior in high school and am wanting to become a pediatrician. I have wanted to for a long time now, but as senior year comes up and i need to start applying for colleges, i don’t know where to start. I know i need to get a pre-med degree and then a med degree but i’m not quite sure how to go about all of this. Can you help me? I would love all of the information you can give me.


Administrator answers:

Ok so you can do it two different ways…the traditional way which is 4 years of undergraduate and 4 year of medical school and specialization in your field. Or you apply to a 7-year program in which you are assured to come out with an MD degree which has your undergraduate and Medical school degree combined.
BTW you do not need a premed degree to go to med school. What you do need is a bachelors degree…and that is only if you want to go about med school the traditional way and the bachelors degree could be in anything of your choice as long as you take the prerequisites, and the Mcat.
For instance, you could be an economics major, engineering, english, arts major as long as you take the required classes:
1 year of introductory biology (2 courses)
1 year of general chemistry (2 courses)
1 year of organic chemistry (2 courses)
1 year of introductory physics (2 courses)
1 year of english is usually recommended

The following classes are usually recommended:
-mammalian physiology or human anatomy and physiology
-cell biology

Now as for the 7-year programs ( which is what I would recommend especially if you’re absolutely certain that medicine is what you want to do), here is a list compiled by counselors:

Here are programs as compiled by counselors… Combined college/MD programs (by state)

AL: University of Alabama, Univ. Of S. Alabama

CA: UC Riverside, UCLA, UCSD, USC

CT: UConn

DC: George Washington University, Howard University

FL: U Florida, U Miami

IL: Finch/Chicago/IIT, Northwestern, U Illinois at Chicago;

MA: Boston U

MI: Michigan State

MO: U Missouri (Columbia and Kansas City)

NJ: Univ of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, accepts from Rutgers and The College of New Jersey

NY: Brooklyn College/SUNY Downstate, NYU, Niagara University, Rennselaer, Siena College, CUNY, SUNY StonyBrook, SUNY Upstate, Union College, U Rochester

OH: Case Western Reserve, Northeastern Ohio Universities, Ohio State, U Cincinnati

PA: Lehigh, Penn State

RI: Brown

TN: E Tenn State, Fisk

TX: Rice, Texas A&M

VA: E Virginia Med School, Virginia Commonwealth

WI: U Wisc

7-year med (some partnerships with two schools)

Boston U

Brown U

Case Western Reserve U

The College of New Jersey with UMDNJ

Creighton U

Drexel U

East Tennessee State U

Fisk U with Meharry Medical College

Gannon U with Medical College of Penn

George Washington U

Hahnemann U with Medical College of Penn – 6 year program

Howard U

Illinois Institute of Technology with Chicago Medical School

Johns Hopkins U

Lehigh U with Drexel University College of Medicine

Louisiana State U – New Orleans and Shreveport

Miami U (FL) – 6 and 7 year programs

Michigan State U

Missouri U – Columbia and Kansas City

New York U

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine – 6 year program

Northwestern U

Ohio State U

Old Dominion U with Eastern Virginia Medical School

Penn Sate U with Jefferson Medical

Rensselaer with Albany Medical College – 6 year program

Rice U with Baylor College of Medicine

Rochester U

Rutgers U with UMDNJ

Siena College with Albany Medical College

Sophie Davis School with CUNY

SUNY – Brooklyn College and Stonybrook

Tulane U

U California Riverside and U Southern California with UCLA

U of Alabama

U of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

U of Pittsburgh

U of S. Alabama

Union College with Albany Medical College

Villanova U with Medical College of Penn

Virginia Commonwealth U – Richmond

Washington U – St. Louis

Wisconsin U – Madison

Good luck!!

Lizzie asks…

Where do you think the region of the Midwest United States is located?

Doing research for a college paper. Let me know where you live and where you were born. Answers vary depending on these factors.

Administrator answers:

In the present day, the states considered to be in the midwest are the Great Lakes states (OH, MI, IN, IL, WI, MN) that were part of the old Northwest Territory, and the Northern Plains states (IA, MO, KS, NE, SD, ND). Most residents of any of those states will call themselves Midwesterners. I grew up in Ohio, the easternmost of those states, yet we still call ourselves midwestern, as that term has described the Ohio River region for over 200 years.

In the late 1700s and for the better part of the 1800s, people referred to anything west of the Mississippi as the West, and the Great Lakes states as the Midwest. Hence, St. Louis’ nickname, “The Gateway to the West.”

As the population moved westward, the term Midwest has grown to include states that used to be considered Western, but the none of the older Midwestern states ever stopped using the term.

The term has never really been applied to Southern states, regardless of how far East or West they are.

John asks…

Is there a place to get your headshots done in St.louis MO?

Hello the talent agency I applied to called me back and told me I need a resume and headshots the resume is not hard to get but I’ve had trouble trying to find a decent place to get my headshots done. I’m from St.Louis as you can see, so I need a place around my area. Please and thank you.

Administrator answers:

Go down to the east side & see any local drug dealer. Ask for an 8-ball. Once received, run away without paying. Next thing you know…… You’ve got yourself a free headshot.

Daniel asks…

Help finding a Wagon trail cookbook?

Hi!I`am looking for a cookbook that is date about 1850 or higher. Its one of the first hard cover cookbook related to wagon trail days,people travel to California from Ok,AR, most of the East area, it has recipes of roots,plants and regular food and also what people had to used when they ran of flour,sugar stuff like that..Any information would be very helpful..

Administrator answers:

Try looking up “Westward Expansion”. I once visited the national museum of westward expansion which is loceted in St. Louis, Mo, Underneath the Arch. If i recall, Several displays spoke of diet.

Charles asks…

Has anyone been to Laredo and is it like san antonio?

I might have to move there for school and wondering if its just like san antonio. I just expect it to be very hot with a majority of Hispanics around.

Administrator answers:

Hi May,
First of all, you are not a racist when asking what races are in a city. Laredo is about 95% hispanic, some asian, some east Indian, some Anglos and just a few blacks.
The main difference between us and San Antonio is the amount of culture. If you like to go out and party at night this is a great place, if you want to watch cloggers on the riverwalk, or go to the zoo, or opera, this just ain’t the place.
The most violent city in the US is St. Louis, Mo… Laredo doesn’t even come close, we are kind of a sleepy place. The news has gotten people mixed up between us and Nuevo Laredo MEXICO where there was lots of drug violence a few months ago.
I’m guessing you are University age and Laredo might be interesting to you. If you are in H.S. Try to stay on the north side of town. Email me with Questions! (Anglo…26 years here)
Oh yes.. Laredo is HOT, about 10 degrees hotter than SA

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