St. Louis is 'over'. Our last 'window of opportunity' to compete as a city, against any city, closed in 1998, when Civic Progress refused to free Kiel Opera House, and then allowed grand center to 'strangle' MUNY 6 years later. Freeing both and putting those who interfere in jail would have helped St. Louis survive. That was then.That window of opportunity is closed. Honest talk radio? You have to be joking. And city-county merger does nothing. Nada.