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2009-05-29 14:26:14

A donation to a thrift store in Jefferson County, Mo., resulted in the discovery of a methamphetamine lab, police say. Jefferson County sheriff's deputies said a large meth lab was discovered in Hillsboro, Mo., after a worker at a thrift store informed authorities a bag half-filled with a crystal-like substance was found in a donated item of clothing, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said Friday. Cpl. Jerry Williams said the raided lab, discovered thanks to the worker's call on May 20, was capable...

2009-05-10 13:02:28

Those planning on visiting zoos such as the St. Louis Zoo need not worry about possibly catching the swine flu from the site's pig residents, zoo officials say. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums said in a statement that despite the presence of pigs at certain accredited U.S. zoos, animals and humans alike can relax given the healthy environment at such sites, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said Sunday. Rudy Socha, publisher of the Zoo and Aquarium Friends newsletter, said he had received 500...

2009-04-25 10:35:45

Various props from actor George Clooney's newest movie, Up in the Air, will be sold at an upcoming event in St. Louis, event organizers say. The St. Louis (Mo.) Post-Dispatch said Saturday the movie memorabilia sale scheduled for next Monday will include a centerpiece from the film's wedding scene, as well as model airplanes, Styrofoam and other unique props. Air recently completed its six-week filming shoot in St. Louis and the film crew will move onto Omaha, Neb., next week for additional...

2009-04-20 11:13:21

More than 130 colleges throughout the United States have imposed bans on campus smoking, but the bans can be less than well-received, officials say. Ty Patterson of Ozarks Technical College in Springfield, Mo., said while colleges may impose smoking bans, they should not expect students and staff alike to honor the new rules 100 percent of the time, the St. Louis (Mo.) Post-Dispatch said Monday. Patterson, who is the director of his school's Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Campus...

2009-04-15 10:14:41

An unidentified individual is facing up to a year in prison for posting a photo of his ballot for mayor of O'Fallon, Mo., online, officials say. State and country officials said the punishment for willfully sharing a completed ballot represents a class-four election offense that also comes with a $2,500 fine, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said Wednesday. St. Charles County Elections Director Rich A. Chrismer said he is seeking to prosecute the voter, who tabbed St. Louis Blues player T.J....

2009-04-05 12:31:26

Dozens of dogs, from Chihuahuas to Great Danes, eagerly searched for tasty treats at this weekend's Canine Easter Egg Hunt in Troy, Ill., a veterinarian said. Veterinarian Karen Selbert admitted while Saturday's dog-eat-dog egg hunt does raise some eyebrows among the general public, it was an entertaining activity for canines and their owners, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday. Someone called this morning and asked: 'Are they real eggs? What am I getting my dog into?' Selbert said...

2009-03-05 14:07:49

Seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Torry Holt of the St. Louis Rams has asked for his release, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday. Holt, 32, is due a roster bonus of $1.25 million on March 17, and the Rams have 12 days to release him. He was the sixth overall pick by the Rams out of North Carolina State in the 1999 NFL draft, and in his 10-year career has caught more passes (817) for more yards (11,872) than any receiver in the National Football League. Holt has one year left on his...

2008-09-08 03:00:10

By Beggs, Bill Jr ONCE UPON A TIME, THE "NEWS" WAS ALREADY AS OLD AS YESTERDAY'S DOUGHNUTS. Used to be you or the faithful canine would run out to fetch at least one of two morning papers - the Globe-Democrat or the Post- Dispatch - to find out what had happened the day before. Then, you could pretty much keep tabs all day via radio or television's regularly scheduled programming for updates or special bulletins, at least until the stations shut down overnight for white noise or a test...

2008-08-01 06:00:39

By Valerie Schremp Hahn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Aug. 1--THREE LITTLE LETTERS -- AYP -- can cause a lot of frustration for school districts, which are increasingly under pressure from the federal government to do better on state tests. AYP stands for "adequate yearly progress," and just six districts out of 57 in seven counties in the St. Louis region made AYP this year. Two years ago 15 districts met the standard. Fewer districts are making the cut because the government expects more...

2008-07-29 12:00:33

By Christine Byers, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 29--Posters greeted him: "To a Real Hero.""Welcome Home Uncle Adam." Balloons floated in his garage. Gift baskets lined the living room shelves. "It's a very important day to me," Fite, 28, told the Post-Dispatch on Monday as he relaxed in his living room recliner. "It's like I am becoming me again." A week earlier, his shift began with a call to a car fire. He grabbed his favorite soft drink, Sierra Mist, and headed out. Firefighters...


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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