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2008-07-05 12:00:13

By Steve Giegerich, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 5--By Steve Giegerich ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 07/05/2008 Winfield -- The last time Dennis Carver saw the Pin Oak levee, National Guard and emergency crews were blanketing it with sandbags, an epic last stand to protect the town of Winfield from the Mississippi River. Seated in the stern of a Lincoln County Fire and Rescue boat Friday afternoon, Carver got his first look at the futility of the effort he helped coordinate as the chief...

2008-07-04 12:00:19

By Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 4--By Joe Williams POST-DISPATCH MOVIE CRITIC 07/04/2008 Before a recent preview screening of the superhero satire "Hancock," an emcee asked several audience members to name their biggest hero. Most of them just shrugged. A few people mentioned their parents, two said Jesus Christ and one joker cited the Incredible Hulk. But nobody named an American public figure, past or present. No athlete or actor, no Obama or McCain. I might...

2008-07-04 12:00:04

By St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 4--ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 07/04/2008 ALTON -- A dog chewed off an Alton woman's big toe while she napped earlier this week. Linda Floyd, 56, is recovering at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton. She is a diabetic who suffers from neuropathy and has no feeling in her feet. Floyd said she was given the year-old dog when he was about 8 weeks old. She said Roscoe weighed about 8 pounds and was said to be a miniature dachshund, although she was not sure...

2008-07-03 06:00:45

By Jeremiah McWilliams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 3--By Jeremiah McWilliams ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 07/03/2008 It will be one of the biggest nightclubs in Beijing, a sprawling party pad with a pool, dance floor and lounges decorated with bamboo and terra cotta soldiers. Club Bud is designed to be a hub of Olympic extravaganza and a rocking symbol of the ambitions of its builder, Anheuser-Busch Cos. As the St. Louis-based brewer is embroiled in a $47.5 billion takeover...

2008-07-02 21:00:16

By Robert Patrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 2--The downtown restaurant Mosaic has settled a federal lawsuit that alleged that two former bartenders were sexually harassed on an almost-daily basis. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit in federal court in St. Louis last year, alleging that Aimee Boss and Morgan Hagedon quit after being subjected to "crude sexual comments,""solicitations for sex" and "offensive sexual touching" by an investor and frequent...

2008-07-02 12:00:56

By Gail Appleson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 1--In a move that could further pressure Anheuser-Busch Cos. to consider InBev's $47.5 billion takeover offer, a growing number of pension funds are suing the giant brewer and its board to force them to negotiate a deal. Although shareholder suits often are criticized as a way to line lawyers' pockets, experts said these cases -- particularly when pension funds sue -- can play a significant role in forcing companies to make changes....

2008-07-02 12:00:49

By Gail Pennington, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 2--SPOTLIGHT 'The Baby Borrowers' 8 p.m. on NBC (Channel 5) The teen couples continue to struggle with their borrowed infants as the reality series -- tag line: It's not TV; it's birth control! -- moves to 8 p.m., bumping "Celebrity Circus" to 9. Desperate for a hit, NBC will provide a double dip of "Baby Borrowers," which drew just under 8 million viewers in last week's premiere, repeating the previous episode at 7 p.m. Calling...

2008-07-02 06:00:52

By Valerie Schremp Hahn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 2--BALLWIN -- The middle-schoolers at the Mathematicians in Residence program scribbled numbers on white, poster-sized paper as they worked through the day's challenge: Which store had the better bargain on cat food? Students then checked out and commented on each group's math prowess. A note on one poster delivered the ultimate middle school compliment: "That's hot." The program, held at Parkway's Southwest Middle School in Ballwin,...

2008-07-02 06:00:04

By Christine Byersand Nicholas J.C. Pistor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 2--Nicholas Sheley walked into Bindy's Bar in Granite City shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, just minutes after customers had watched images of his face flash on TV news broadcasts warning that he was wanted in the murders of eight people in five days. He ordered ice water and asked bar owner Bill Watson for a lighter. "I gave it to him and didn't ask any questions," Watson said. A Bindy's regular, Gary Range,...

2008-07-01 15:00:40

By Greg Jonsson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 1--The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Monday that the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners violated state law when it made changes to the health insurance plans offered to retired police officers. In 2006, the police board changed the health care plan, increasing deductibles, co-payments and coinsurance maximums for a basic coverage plan without a premium. Retirees also could get the more extensive coverage offered to current police officers...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.