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16. Missoura: Local pronunciation of Missouri in some regions of the state. It's "Missouree" in the St. Louis area.  
17. Becky's Carpet and Tile: Becky is notable for her commercials, in which she flies around the map on a magic carpet to peddle her wares.  
18. Mississipi River: Borders St. Louis to the east.  
19. KWUR: KWUR 90.3, Washington University's underground radio station.  
20. PlaybackSTL: St. Louis' premier local music magazine.  
21. Vintage Vinyl: An eclectic record store in business since 1979, featuring all types of music.  
22. Shanti, The: A popular live music venue on Allen Street in St. Louis.  
23. Phoenix, The: A nightclub, restaurant, and live music venue on Lemay Ferry Road.  
24. Voodoo Lounge, The: A live music venue located in the Harrah's Casino.  
25. Bluebird, The: A favorite local venue with good sound, good parking, and good drinks.  
26. Upstairs Lounge, The: A well-kept secret enclave of lounge and hip hop music tempered with a decent flow of cocktails.  
27. Rooster: This downtown cafĂ© offers pancakes and crepes that earned it the designation of having the "best breakfast" in St. ...  
28. King Louis IX: The namesake of St. Louis and former King of France.  
29. 1904 World's Fair: Saint Louis' World's Fair in 1904 featured the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, which marked the centennial of the hi...  
30. 1904 Olympic Games: The 1904 Olympics were hosted in St. Louis, a matter of pride for the city.  
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Old cable cars that go up the side of Mt Washington

Sarah Palin was the Wasilla mayor from 1996 to 2002. She was elected governor of Alaska in 2006 and has been wildly popular in her first term with about an 85% approval rating. She was recently selected by John McCain as his Vice-Presidential candidate in the 2008 election. She has since energized the conservative base, as Palin is both fiscally and socially conservative. The other side, however, has pointed out Palin's lack of experience--especially in foreign policy--as well as several questionable moves as mayor of Wasilla and governor of Alaska. Included in those alleged scandals are "Troopergate", in which Palin is accused of wrongly fire the Alaska head of safety, as well as a controversial butting of heads with the Wasilla librarian over book-banning policy. Palin claims no wrongdoing in both cases.

Palin is a native of Idaho, but has lived the majority of her life in Alaska.

1. Named after Claude Treme, the Treme (pronounced truh-MAY) neighborhood (often referred to simply as 'Treme') is the first free neighborhood of color in America. Treme is the location of Congo Square, where African folkways and music were permitted to flourish long before slaves were able to freely congregate anywhere else in the country. Treme is also the site of Storeyville, and is as close to any one place in New Orleans as can be considered the actual birthplace of jazz. Claiborne Avenue, which forms the northern border of Treme, was once the wealthiest African-American commercial district in the US, until I-10 was constructed in 1966. Today, Treme is still home to beautiful creole architecture, vibrant restaurants (like Dooky Chase, Lil Dizzy's, and Willie Mae's Scotch House), and live oaks. Louis Armstrong National Jazz Park is located in Treme, as is the Mahalia Jackson Theater of Performing Arts.

2. Treme is also the name of an HBO series to come out in 2010 about the neighborhood's ongoing rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Katrina. The series was created by David Simon, who also created the hit series "The Wire".

This is an endearing nickname for New York, New York. Although most would regard New York City as more influential than the rest of the state in its entirety, this double naming causes problems for upstaters when they tell people where they're from when abroad. (People in other countries are often unaware that New York is both a state and a city.)

A group of people who follow a brass band down the street while swinging handkerchiefs over their heads and doing a special, shuffle-step dance.