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  • 2006 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published June 30, 2005

    "S#&t Storm"

2001 Stories by Bruce Rushton

Archives: 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Bowling Alone

    published December 19, 2001

    Time stands still here, 19 steps above Olive Boulevard.It's late afternoon on a Thursday and nearly dark inside Arcade Lanes. The... More >>

  • Hard of Hearing

    published December 5, 2001

    When it comes to preventing jailhouse suicides, Lindsay M. Hayes is widely regarded as the nation's leading expert. He is editor of the respected... More >>

  • Unlucky Seven

    published November 7, 2001

    Even before they got the call, Loretta and Willis Lloyd suspected something was wrong.Their son Lee Daniel Lloyd had phoned his mother... More >>

  • The Calm Before the Storm

    published October 10, 2001

    He is, someone on the sidewalk whispers, a cardiologist -- a friend knows him from medical school.And for the moment, he is the star... More >>

  • The Ethics Omission

    published October 3, 2001

    Jeff Shore has a lot of balls in the air. Or maybe just balls.The Springfield certified public accountant keeps the books for at least four... More >>

  • The Ethics Cop

    published October 3, 2001

    Eight years out of law school, Michael C. Reid was in deep trouble.Lawyers often are bearers of bad news, but this particular lawyer from... More >>

  • Blooper Max

    published August 29, 2001

    The Rev. Joseph Berry was looking forward to his visit with his son Reginald, a murderer who's been locked up at the toughest prison in Illinois... More >>

  • Peeling the Onion

    published August 1, 2001

    With the morning's Post-Dispatch, Chicago Tribune and USA Today at his elbow, Richard "Onion" Horton is talking into a... More >>

  • Easy Answers

    published July 11, 2001

    Answers come easy for St. Louis County police and prosecutors when they try to explain why police shot and killed three unarmed African-Americans... More >>

  • Dear Dubya

    published June 27, 2001

    George W. Bush 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, D.C. Hello, George:Sorry I've been out of touch so long -- let me know when... More >>

  • Porn Again

    published June 6, 2001

    Running 15 minutes late, Marilyn Chambers bursts through the door of VIP with a smile that lights the store all the way to the latex section in... More >>

  • Who's Next?

    published May 23, 2001

    Feb. 6 started out as just another day in the life of Annette Green.The 37-year-old Wellston woman was doing what she could to make her home... More >>

  • The Secret Police

    published May 23, 2001

    St. Louis Police Chief Ron Battelle says he welcomes dialogue with the public. He says his department is run by professionals with the highest... More >>

  • Pulitzer's New Prize

    published April 4, 2001

    The St. Louis Cardinals have always been cagey when it comes to cash.The owners, who bought the team five years ago, claim they consistently... More >>

  • Hard Luck, Hard Time

    published March 28, 2001

    Donald Thweatt wanted to tell his side of the story.Time and again during the two-day trial, he passed notes to his attorney, Allen Harris.... More >>

  • The Midas Touch

    published February 7, 2001

    Things have never looked better for William Orville DeWitt Jr.Already wealthy, the principal owner of the St. Louis Cardinals now stands to... More >>

  • The Perils of Just Saying Bo

    published January 17, 2001

    This matter must be heard today, lawyer or no, the judge ruled. And so Rob Lee was on his own.Lee's situation didn't look good. His lawyer had... More >>

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