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2000 Stories by D.J. Wilson

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  • The Homes Jack Destroyed

    published December 27, 2000

    A mapmaker might look at the concrete patch that marks the end of the 4400 block of Vista Avenue and think cul-de-sac. But from street... More >>

  • Changing Captains

    published December 13, 2000

    Remember Dennis Hill? He was the guy Freeman Bosley Jr. plucked from the ranks of his campaign workers to be city assessor during the Boz's first... More >>

  • Unleash the Hounds

    published December 6, 2000

    Rob Lee spent $30,000 for a truck that, during its first few hundred miles, belched smoke, made strange noises and had balding tires. Because... More >>

  • Those People on the Bus

    published November 29, 2000

    Lafayette Square folks mean well, and, judging from the neighborhood's demographics and the looks of their renovated Victorian homes, they do... More >>

  • The Mayor and Mr. Jones

    published November 22, 2000

    Asked last month about his plans for the future, Mike Jones repeated a familiar pledge: He'd be leaving City Hall soon. The reason, the deputy... More >>

  • Bad Head Job

    published November 15, 2000

    TV news rules, particularly when it comes to covering fires, floods, elections and train wrecks, unless the election itself is a train wreck --... More >>

  • Losing Altitude

    published November 8, 2000

    When all the Chicken Little talk was rampant about how St. Louis had to have a mega-expensive expansion of Lambert Field as soon as... More >>

  • Beautiful Losers

    published November 8, 2000

    After two periods of hockey, the Hawks find themselves in an unusual, though encouraging, situation: They are in a low-scoring game, and they... More >>

  • The Big Payback

    published October 25, 2000

    So it wasn't Seattle; so nobody trashed a Starbucks to show their opposition to the WTO. Say "WTO" in this town, and most folks think you're... More >>

  • Say Goodbye to Busch

    published October 18, 2000

    Anyone waiting for a bus knows the fix is in. The day after the Mets came to town to slap some sense into the Cardinal faithful, it could be seen... More >>

  • Prescription for Resignation

    published October 11, 2000

    Being a physician in America usually means you're well paid, drive a nice car, enjoy the respect of others and sometimes have power over life and... More >>

  • Show-Me Neglect

    published October 4, 2000

    If the state of Missouri were a parent, the courts would have taken away the kids years ago. Neglect, disinterest, felonious... More >>

  • For Schnucks, Friendly Just Isn't Enough

    published September 20, 2000

    On Friday, St. Louis Ald. Lyda Krewson (D-28th) joined in the Board of Aldermen's unanimous voice vote to investigate Schnucks' decision to... More >>

  • There He Goes Again

    published September 13, 2000

    Sometimes Bob Cassilly is hard to understand. He talks fast; at times he mumbles. Then there's what he actually says. When he talks about what his... More >>

  • That's No Prostitute, That's My Wife

    published August 30, 2000

    When it comes to media or sex, Tom Wahl knows what he's talking about. Last Thursday, as the last of the media herd drifted away from his... More >>

  • Of Condoms, Catholics and Blood

    published August 23, 2000

    The road to ethical behavior is paved with good intentions. Just look at the St. Louis Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church and the American... More >>

  • The Redundant-Component Campaign

    published August 16, 2000

    Gore 2000 buttons were being marked down on Market Street after the vice president's speech Monday. "It's one for $3, two for $5," a hawker told a... More >>

  • Let's Talk About Sex

    published August 9, 2000

    The Wahls of Lake St. Louis are at it again, and when the subject is the self-designated sexpert couple of St. Charles County, the meaning... More >>

  • Is This a Good Omen or a Bad One for G.W. Bush?

    published August 2, 2000

    When someone calls into the number listed at the bottom of the page, the vague notion is that some bit of information is relayed that is worth... More >>

  • Wages of the City

    published August 2, 2000

    Walter Buggs didn't stand a chance as a busload of not-so-merry pranksters blew past him on the way to the elevator. Buggs, wearing the standard... More >>

  • As Mr. Koresh Suggested, God Will Have to Sort That Out

    published July 26, 2000

    Friday was a big day in the River City, and that's not even counting Sammy Hagar's presence in town. (Sammy played two gigs in town last... More >>

  • Hand-Me-Down District

    published July 19, 2000

    Bill Haas is the candidate who won't go away. But all those political defeats in races for mayor and state representative haven't dulled his... More >>

  • Nothing a Few Thousand Sit-ups Wouldn't Cure

    published July 12, 2000

    After working in the St. Louis Corrections Department for seven years, about a year ago Donald Hawkins became an investigator for the... More >>

  • Clarence, Missing in Action

    published July 5, 2000

    When St. Louis Mayor Clarence Harmon makes the claim that he's not a politician, it's stated with certain disdain for the profession, as... More >>

  • A Run on the Bank

    published July 5, 2000

    For 70 years, the South Side National Bank at Grand and Gravois had the peculiar distinction of never having been robbed. One of the big reasons... More >>

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