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2008-06-17 06:00:41

By Mary Jo Feldstein, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jun. 17--As part of an ongoing restructuring, SSM HealthCare-St. Louis on Monday dismissed 75 members of its management team, including all hospital chief operating officers and vice presidents. Another 25 employees in human resources, finance and other administrative functions were let go earlier this year. A month after coming on board last year, Chief Executive Jim Sanger reorganized the hospital system into north and south geographic...

2008-06-17 06:00:33

By Valerie Schremp Hahn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jun. 17--Despite all appearances, Danielle Egeling was not herding cats Monday morning. "Can we get into a line?" she asked her charges, a group of 10 soon-to-be kindergartners. "Do you know how a snake's head follows its body? We're going to be a little like a snake." She and assistant Michelle Cody led the very wiggly snake through the Early Childhood Education Center in Webster Groves, giving them peeks of the bathroom, the school...

2008-06-17 06:00:30

By Tim Logan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jun. 17--Thirty years ago, China opened the doors of its economy to the West. Now St. Louis wants to open its doors right back. Local business leaders hosted China's top economic minister and a delegation of 200 government and business leaders Monday for the latest round of steadily intensifying talks about deeper trade ties between our region and the world's fastest-growing economy. It was the fourth high-level meeting between St. Louis and...

2008-06-15 15:00:06

By Robert Patrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jun. 15--POTOSI -- Brian DeClue, even before he became Washington County coroner, heard the nicknames that some locals used for Dr. Seth Paskon. Candy Man. Dr. Feelgood. He knew about the doctor's reputation for churning out large volumes of prescriptions. He saw the long lines outside Paskon's office in Potosi. He heard the whispers about patients, desperate for painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs, waiting for hours to see the doctor....

2008-06-09 12:00:28

By Carolyn Tuft, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jun. 9--A teen and a 21-year-old man died in separate drownings Saturday on the Meramec and Current Rivers, the Missouri water Patrol reported. In the first drowning, a 17-year-old Strafford, Okla., boy had been swimming about 3:15 p.m. Saturday with his brother and several children in the Current River near Doniphan, Mo., about a mile north of the Arkansas state line. The patrol reported that the group decided that they would all try to swim...

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...

2008-03-21 06:00:28

By Rachel Melcer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Mar. 21--Sigma-Aldrich Corp., in search of cutting-edge business opportunities, is making a strategic investment in Clayton-based Prolog Ventures, a life-science venture capital fund. If it succeeds, the relationship could help fine-chemical maker Sigma-Aldrich continue its growth in the biotech industry. The St. Louis-based company, which last year topped $2 billion in sales, is exchanging an undisclosed amount of cash for a seat at the table...

2008-03-14 06:00:37

By Robert Patrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Mar. 14--ST. LOUIS -- Federal investigators have arrested a man accused of being responsible for bringing hundreds and even thousands of kilograms of cocaine to the St. Louis area over the past two years, according to documents made public Thursday. Julius Turrentine, 43, of St. Louis, was charged on Wednesday with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. He was scheduled to appear in...

2008-02-19 06:00:09

By Blythe Bernhard, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Feb. 19--The Missouri Board of Healing Arts revoked one local doctor's license and suspended the license of another in the last half of 2007. In addition, two other medical doctors and a physical therapist were disciplined in that time period, according to documents recently released by the board. The board is responsible for licensing and regulating the state's 31,000 doctors and other health care providers, including physician assistants and...

2008-02-11 15:00:24

By Tim Bryant, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Feb. 11--AUGUSTA -- Plans for what would rank among Missouri's largest private lakes are moving ahead, with the proposal now in the hands of the Army Corps of Engineers. If built, the lake in southwestern St. Charles County would cover just over 90 acres. It would inundate part of a valley within 437 acres of hills, woods and fields owned by business executive Bill Holekamp, 59, of Ladue. The corps has set no deadline to decide whether to grant...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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