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2008-05-29 12:00:35

By Tony Messenger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch May 29--JEFFERSON CITY -- Early in her campaign for governor, state Treasurer Sarah Steelman said there would be a clear division between the official work of her state office and the political work of her campaign. "Political staff will not perform official duties, and government officials will not perform political functions," Steelman said in April. But an auditor's report released Wednesday and e-mails obtained by the Post-Dispatch suggest...

2008-01-25 06:00:28

By Kavita Kumar, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jan. 25--Thus far, Archbishop Raymond Burke and St. Louis University basketball coach Rick Majerus have had their say in the public flap between the two that has placed the university in the crossfire. But the Rev. Lawrence Biondi, SLU's president, has remained relatively silent on the issue. He has not responded to numerous requests from the Post-Dispatch for interviews sent via e-mails, to phone calls and to visits to his office. Some faculty...

2007-06-13 06:00:00

CHARLESTON, Ill. _ Kayaking in green algae is not Ron Easter's idea of the pleasant outing he seeks as he sets out three or four evenings a week to paddle the Embarras River in the farmlands of eastern Illinois. But on journeys up the Embarras last summer, algae are what Easter, 52, a high school biology teacher, found himself gliding through. "You wonder what is washing off those farm fields," he said while pulling his kayak out of the river recently. What is washing off those fields is...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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