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2005 Stories by Chad Garrison

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  • Christmas Jeer

    published December 21, 2005

    Joe Waeltermann says he's grown accustomed to petty thefts and vandalism at his Southside Garden Stop. Every Mother's Day, he claims, dozens of... More >>

  • Pray the Gay Away

    published December 14, 2005

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  • Whoa, Nelly!

    published October 26, 2005

    GWAR at Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois. Show starts at 7 p.m. Monday, October 31. Tickets are $18; call 618-274-6720 for more... More >>

  • Hell of a House

    published October 26, 2005

    For the residents of this tidy, tree-lined Bel-Nor neighborhood, the haunting story that surrounds the home at 8435 Roanoke Drive may be their... More >>

  • Dirty Ernie

    published October 5, 2005

    All great musicians have their quirks. Beethoven, his paranoia. Vivaldi, his arrogance. Tchaikovsky, his headstrong impetuosity. Bach, his... More >>

  • Open Season

    published September 14, 2005

    Even among the trash-strewn lots and crumbling buildings lining his north-city ward, Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr.'s soiled and sun-bleached Mercury... More >>

  • Ozark Orgy

    published August 31, 2005

    Warmed by sun, boat exhaust and vast amounts of human urine, the iridescent green water of Party Cove sloshes about at a tepid 85 degrees. Twenty... More >>

  • Nuclear Option

    published July 27, 2005

    With four Teamster strikes and a spate of boycotts over the past 32 years, Lohr Distributing Co. has a well-earned reputation for playing hardball... More >>

  • Foul Play

    published July 20, 2005

    In his yet-to-be-published book detailing some twenty years of business pratfalls, St. Louis entrepreneur Randy Wichman devotes a full chapter to... More >>

  • Land Grab

    published June 1, 2005

    On a steamy Tuesday last month, some 300 bleary-eyed opportunists crammed their way into the downtown Civil Courts Building just in time for the 9... More >>

  • Off and Gunnin'

    published May 18, 2005

    It's a lazy Sunday afternoon in Crooked Creek, and on the charming main drag of this dusty frontier village a brood of mustachioed men preen like... More >>

  • "I Punched Saddam in the Mouth"

    published April 13, 2005

    In a south-city Saint Louis Bread Co., a young auto mechanic named Samir puts down his coffee long enough to carefully eye the other patrons.... More >>

  • My Sweet Lore

    published March 30, 2005

    To be perfectly truthful, we were hoping to see the University of Kentucky make the Final Four. Not because we had a large sum of money riding on... More >>

  • Battle of Normandie

    published March 2, 2005

    Normandie Golf Course has enjoyed its share of celebrity over the years. Founded in 1901 and thought to be the oldest course west of the... More >>

  • Pulitzer's Pain

    published March 2, 2005

    In early April 1995, Joseph Pulitzer IV packed up his executive office on the third floor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch building, closed... More >>

  • Burnt Offering

    published February 2, 2005

    Regular readers of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch may be forgiven if they missed the most interesting tidbit leading up to the sale of... More >>

  • Eat More Beaver

    published January 5, 2005

    It's a week before Christmas, and Levent Blayock is hunting for critters at the Soulard Farmer's Market. He's stocking up for his annual "wild... More >>

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