Latest St. Louis Post-Dispatch Stories

2008-08-01 15:00:34

By Joe Holleman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Aug. 1--The returns are in and, as in so many elections, the results are something we can live with -- even if it doesn't dazzle us. "Swing Vote" stars Kevin Costner as Bud Johnson, who drinks too much and works too little.

2008-08-01 12:00:47

By Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Aug. 1--In the movie, miniseries and novel "Brideshead Revisited," the baroque estate is like a character unto itself, an embodiment of the British aristocracy.

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.

2008-08-01 06:00:07

By Amanda Palleschi, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Aug. 1--No. 19 never got a chance to fly. Unlike 11 of his brothers and sisters, No. 19 didn't get a monkey to ride him into space, or a famous astronaut-turned-politician like John Glenn (his seventh sibling received that honor). No.

2008-07-31 12:00:44

By Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 31--These days, a film such as "Watermelon Man" would be likely to have a difficult time in the marketplace.

2008-07-31 06:00:51

By Jeremiah McWilliams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 31--Anheuser-Busch Cos. wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. It wants to increase its use of renewable fuels. It also wants to make money. That's where wind, sunshine and stinky landfills come in.

2008-07-31 06:00:48

By Kavita Kumar, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 31--The drive to recruit more math and science teachers got a push earlier this week with a $1 million, four-year grant from the Monsanto Fund to Teach for America-St. Louis.

2008-07-30 15:00:58

Officials in St. Louis County, Mo., say white powder found in an envelope delivered to a bank building was nothing dangerous.

2008-07-30 12:01:10

By Leah Thorsen, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 30--HARTFORD -- A Clayton-based oil company must complete an extensive environmental cleanup in Hartford, where a massive underground gasoline pool has polluted groundwater and emitted toxic and flammable vapors, a federal judge has ruled.

2008-07-30 06:00:54

By Mary Jo Feldstein, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 30--A prescription-drug discount card launched Tuesday will give many Missourians -- regardless of age, income or insurance -- discounts of up to 75 percent on hundreds of brand-name and generic medications.

Word of the Day
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.