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

    "S#&t Storm"

2003 Stories by Bruce Rushton

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  • Shot in the Act

    published December 24, 2003

    St. Louis County police officer Patricia March was fighting for her life when the question came: Who shot you? Wounded in the face by a... More >>

  • Gland of Opportunity

    published November 19, 2003

    The Catalona Collection sounds like a line of designer clothes, or perhaps an assortment of fine fragrances. Maybe a stash of Spanish... More >>

  • Up Yours

    published November 19, 2003

    PSA (short for prostate-specific antigen) screens have become nearly as common as blood-pressure tests when men over 50 visit their doctors. But... More >>

  • The Case of the Vanishing Videotape

    published October 8, 2003

    Inmate Jamar Welch and guards at the St. Louis workhouse may be the only people who'll ever know what really happened. The way Welch tells it,... More >>

  • Tailspin

    published September 10, 2003

    Airport commissioner John Krekeler didn't just fall off the baggage carousel. A private pilot who makes his living as a Boeing aerospace... More >>

  • Blood Money

    published August 27, 2003

    Charlie Webb didn't think he had anything to worry about. Although he was out of a job at Gateway Blood Association, a Maryland Heights blood... More >>

  • Legal Loopholes

    published August 13, 2003

    Attorneys for protesters arrested during a police crackdown in the days prior to the World Agricultural Forum in May say they are preparing for an... More >>

  • Saints or Sinners?

    published July 30, 2003

    Editor's note: A correction ran concerning this story; see end of article. Sundays can be busy days for the Reverend Renita... More >>

  • Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

    published July 23, 2003

    Something was missing when David Salvato opened his sandwich shop on Delmar Boulevard nearly four years ago. "People would badger me about it:... More >>

  • Last Strike

    published July 23, 2003

    I was on my way to Schnuck's for beer and a steak last Thursday when it hit me. Go to Arcade. There was no rational reason to do so. The... More >>

  • Larry's Club

    published July 9, 2003

    The Reverend Larry Rice doesn't think much of the transformation of Washington Avenue. Last month, the minister-media magnate-gadfly led... More >>

  • One Angry Man

    published July 2, 2003

    Tom Carr really hates jury duty. "When they sent me the questionnaire I said I was a felon, which was a lie," recalls Carr, a glass... More >>

  • Taste the Rainbow

    published June 25, 2003

    Free candy-flavored condoms, candy-colored hair, delectable drag queen Dieta, and sweet, sweet diversity -- it's all there at the 24th annual... More >>

  • Under Fire

    published June 18, 2003

    Walls along the staircase leading to the St. Louis fire chief's second-floor office are lined with portraits of Sherman George's predecessors. The... More >>

  • Carnage

    published June 11, 2003

    Terrye Martin and a partner, Antonio G. Robinson, had just robbed a man at a North Kingshighway bus stop, taking $38 and his shoes at gunpoint,... More >>

  • Killing Time

    published June 4, 2003

    Nearly seven years after killing her boyfriend, 47-year-old Suzanne Johnson isn't in prison, but she's headed there. The Madison County woman... More >>

  • Legal Affairs

    published May 14, 2003

    It wasn't the sort of thing usually heard in St. Louis courtrooms."I'm not trying to use profanity or [be] grotesque or whatever,... More >>

  • Bar Fights

    published May 7, 2003

    This late-April gathering in a cramped City Hall conference room looks more like a Cold War diplomacy session than a public hearing.Seventeen... More >>

  • Fueled by Fear

    published April 23, 2003

    Twenty minutes into the meeting, lawyer D. Jeannine Kelly asks whether everyone can hear. Several near the back of the Alton Holiday Inn meeting... More >>

  • Hell No, They Won't Go

    published April 23, 2003

    Under orders from police, the demonstrators keep walking.Each step down the grassy strip along James S. McDonnell Boulevard takes them farther... More >>

  • Whack Job

    published March 12, 2003

    His friends at the Sin City Deciples clubhouse say Frank Earl Brown was straight-up.Generous, he'd give you the shirt off his back. Dedicated,... More >>

  • Dumb & Dumber

    published January 29, 2003

    Joshua and Cassandra Harvey, the brains behind Miracle Cleaning Products, were in a tight spot.The mother-and-son team from Jefferson... More >>

  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    published January 8, 2003

    For years, no one save strip-club owners has been willing to take a chance on Brooklyn, Illinois.On paper, at least, the community is dying.... More >>

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