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What Has Been the Most Remarkable Occurrence in St. Louis During Your Time Here?

 Maria Parrino
Realtor, Coldwell-Banker Premier

"The return of pro football. First we lost our team, and then the Rams came to St. Louis, and then people made fun of us -- how horrible we were and we'd never go anywhere -- and then poof! We won the Super Bowl. We showed those doubting Thomases, didn't we? Kind of rubbed it in their faces."

Ron Sanguinette, D.V.M.
Veterinarian, Jefferson Animal Hospital

"The floods were remarkable. They affected our receptionist quite a bit. She spent her whole vacation sandbagging. I flew up from New Orleans and saw it from the air -- amazing how wide and inclusive that flood was; seems like the river kept getting wider and wider as we approached St. Louis. But it was good to see how it linked people together, the way people pitched in and helped."

Clayton Skaggs, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician,
Clayton Physical Medicine

"The pope's visit. It affected Catholics and non-Catholics alike. It had both children and adults talking and reflecting about the meaning of it all. It caused broad reaction through the community, even more than some of the pro-sporting events have."

Leah Davenport
Scene-Stealer

"The suicide-by-nosedive of that TV-weather guy -- what was his name? What a dork! There's easier ways to get attention."

Rico Jackson
Owner/Salesman, Solemate Shoe Salon

"I'd say the introduction of MetroLink in 1994. I use it a lot. I like public transportation. The amazing thing is, public transportation is really hip in the larger cities, but here in the Midwest we're such snobs we can't appreciate it."

James Francis
Retail Clerk, Sage & Spirit

"The police shooting at the Jack in the Box in Berkeley of two unarmed suspects. It just really grabbed my attention -- both were unarmed, both shot several times. It seemed totally unjustified, and still these cops were let off the hook. I would agree with the people who criticized the action when they said the cops were acting like cowboys."

 
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