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1999 Stories by D.J. Wilson

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  • The Dogs Bark, The Caravan Moves On

    published December 29, 1999

    THE DOGS BARK, THE CARAVAN MOVES ON: The pope showed up, but because most folks were scared off by Chicken Little TV media warnings... More >>

  • LOSING WAIT

    published December 22, 1999

    As a city cop, Jill Taylor is accustomed to becoming involved in situations that most folks would rather ignore. That's her job. So when she was... More >>

  • ALL THIS AND A PAY RAISE TOO

    published December 22, 1999

    Jefferson City isn't exactly Athens on the Missouri River. Let's face it -- Mel Hancock rules, not Pericles. Being a state... More >>

  • IT'S THE SHOES, IT MUST BE THE SHOES

    published December 22, 1999

    Maybe it's just a case of irony overload. But when Kareem Rush was suspended from the University of Missouri basketball team under... More >>

  • RIM SHOTS

    published December 22, 1999

    Maybe U.S. Sen. John McCain a week or so ago was onto something with his Weekend at Bernie's crack about propping up econ savant... More >>

  • FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

    published December 22, 1999

    Poor Rev. Cleo Willis. Apparently no good social-activist action goes unpunished. Veteran protester Willis went to Decatur, Ill., to join... More >>

  • PAPAL BULL NOT ENOUGH

    published December 8, 1999

    Pity poor Mel Carnahan. The pope comes to town, asks for a favor. You're the governor, and you say, sure, why not? Pope John Paul II... More >>

  • YO, GRAND DRAGON, YOU MISSED THAT CANDY WRAPPER

    published December 8, 1999

    Missouri took its place alongside Arkansas, culturally as well as geographically, when the signs went up on Interstate 55 showing that the Ku... More >>

  • MOVIE CRITICISM GROWS OUT OF THE BARREL OF A GUN

    published December 8, 1999

    Sleepwalking into the St. Louis Bread Co. on South Grand one morning recently, what should I discover atop of a stack of copies of the more... More >>

  • FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

    published December 8, 1999

    The hardest-working man in broadcast journalism, at least for two or three hours a day, is KMOX's Charles Jaco. The afternoon AM newshound... More >>

  • AT CITY HALL, THE TIME IS RIGHT TWICE A DAY

    published December 1, 1999

    On his job at a local mortuary in the city, Robert Diepenbrock takes "death calls" from midnight until past dawn, arranging pickups... More >>

  • THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, PROUD TO BE PART OF THE HOME TEAM

    published December 1, 1999

    For those Post-Dispatch readers who have thought about subscribing to the Wall Street Journal , it may not be necessary. Just wait... More >>

  • GRANDPA'S A GONER

    published December 1, 1999

    One real concern about the sale of the 15 local Grandpa's stores was the fate of its employees, particularly a few of those who are, for lack of a... More >>

  • FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

    published December 1, 1999

    Did anyone else notice the predictable boosterism behavior of local sports seers on the recent acquisition of castoffs Daryl Kile and... More >>

  • MAYDAY, MAYDAY, TWA UNION EXEC GOING DOWN

    published November 24, 1999

    One of the things that must have annoyed the hell out of the captains of industry who have supported, repeatedly and loudly, the planned... More >>

  • THE COLOR OF MONEY

    published November 24, 1999

    When Sterling Moody, owner/operator of two supermarkets in town, is asked whether he'd seen what was printed about him in the St. Louis... More >>

  • FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

    published November 24, 1999

    Yeah, this is the second week in a row for a mention of the Post-Dispatch's declining circulation. OK, after this week we'll give the... More >>

  • WHAT? YOU THINK SOMETHING'S WRONG WITH CITY HALL?

    published November 17, 1999

    At the end of a recent wedding reception in St. Louis' City Hall rotunda -- yes, it's rented for such occasions -- a man from northern... More >>

  • UM-ST. LOUIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER NOT CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF

    published November 17, 1999

    Anyone who dozes off during a tedious theatrical production or starts to nod in the middle of a pianissimo part of a classical piece at the... More >>

  • FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

    published November 17, 1999

    And to think he came without any stone tablets. St. Louis University's Rev. Terrence Dempsey, S.J., dispatched a letter to the editor in... More >>

  • SOONER OR LATER, WE'RE ALL DEAD CATS

    published November 10, 1999

    Some faithful readers complained by e-mail and phone that last week's gratuitous cheap shot at P-D columnist Greg Freeman for doing... More >>

  • AFTER 20 YEARS, TIME OFF FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR

    published November 10, 1999

    Just what was Police Board commissioner Eddie Roth thinking about? At first glance, his proposal to waive the residency requirement for... More >>

  • BLANCHE BENEFITS FROM THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS

    published November 10, 1999

    Critics of UM-St. Louis Chancellor Blanche Touhill are calling the University of Missouri's "system-level" review of her fiscal practices a... More >>

  • YOU WANT NEWS? TURN TO THE EDITORIAL PAGE

    published November 10, 1999

    At least a few readers among the 516,237 who picked up last Sunday's Post-Dispatch may have been surprised by the lead editorial. It... More >>

  • FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

    published November 10, 1999

    Say, with the Blues talking about some tax relief, how about dedicating the million or so bucks a year they pay under the city's amusement... More >>

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