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2008-07-29 12:01:24

By Susan Weich, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 29--Carrie Silver-Stock of O'Fallon said she hopes her book and website start a revolution among teenage girls.

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.

2008-07-28 18:00:33

By Riddhi Trivedi-St. Clair, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 26--When sales of new houses started to soar several years ago, Ray Johnson, owner of Overland-based Key Carpet, considered gearing his carpet installation business toward that market. "I am very much glad I didn't," Johnson said.

2008-07-27 06:00:26

By Diane Toroian Keaggy, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 27--St. Louis Alderman Sam Moore calls them dollhouses. Their brick walls appear sliced off, revealing interior stairwells, doorways and debris. That's all the thieves leave behind. Brick thieves have decimated entire blocks of north St.

2008-07-27 06:00:25

By Jeremiah McWilliams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 27--Peter Heimark, a California distributor of Anheuser-Busch beer, was tired of his competitors gloating over the imminent takeover of Anheuser-Busch by Belgian brewer InBev.

2008-07-27 06:00:20

By Diane Toroian Keaggy, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 27--Michael Allen checks his camera while Thomas Crone shoves Mace into his pocket. He doesn't expect to use it. Still, you never know who you'll meet in an abandoned building like the old Armour Packing Plant.

2008-07-26 15:00:42

By Aisha Sultan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 26--Jill and Chris Schwartz wanted a girl. They had two healthy little boys, 4-year-old Jason and 2-year-old Kyle. Three sounded like a fine number of children for their typical, middle-class family.

2008-07-25 15:00:31

By Jeffrey Tomich, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 25--Shares of Arch Coal Inc. soared Friday after the nation's No. 2 coal producer reported second-quarter profit that exceeded Wall Street expectations and raised its earnings outlook for the year.

2008-07-25 12:01:14

By Jeffrey Tomich, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 25--KINMUNDY, Ill. -- Count Ben Webster as either the luckiest oilman in Southern Illinois or the shrewdest. Maybe both. Webster got into the oil business as a hobby a decade ago when oil was $14 a barrel.

2008-07-25 12:01:01

By Jeremy Kohler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 25--The St. Louis Police Board, facing a controversy over officers' use of previously impounded cars and questions about the future of Chief Joe Mokwa, will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. today.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.