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2001 Stories by D.J. Wilson

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  • In the Line of Fire

    published December 26, 2001

    Olivette is a lovely little burg, with its 7,438 residents nestled in the three-and-a-half square miles between the Innerbelt and Lindbergh... More >>

  • News Clipped

    published December 19, 2001

    Bob Hyland is as dead as Julius Caesar, and the radio empire he left behind isn't doing so hot, either. The rate of KMOX radio's... More >>

  • Party Disloyalty

    published December 12, 2001

    The old cliché about St. Louis city politics is that there are two political parties: white Democrats and black Democrats. The more... More >>

  • Married to the Job

    published December 5, 2001

    A gaggle of media, plus a few city marshals, showed up at Friday's meeting of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen in the hope or fear that some... More >>

  • Cop Out

    published November 28, 2001

    No one need wonder why a sensible person would flee the experience of being a "colonel" on the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners. It's a... More >>

  • Board Games

    published November 21, 2001

    On the bench, the often imperious St. Louis Circuit Judge Robert H. Dierker Jr. presides, paging through legal documents and appearing... More >>

  • Sex, Guys and Videotape

    published November 21, 2001

    Hits just keep coming every night on the television news, but sweeps weeks produce vintage material, à la American Top 40 With... More >>

  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

    published November 7, 2001

    Maybe it would have been better if KMOX's John Carney had tried a different toupee joke on the king of annoying ads, Ray Vinson. In... More >>

  • He Got Game

    published October 31, 2001

    Walking around the plaza level of the Savvis Center during halftime of the NBA exhibition game on Oct. 16, it was clear that this was no hockey... More >>

  • Pooling the Money

    published October 24, 2001

    Years from now, when people stop at Sappington and Watson roads in Crestwood to buy a Croft & Barrow sweater or a pair of Sonoma jeans at the... More >>

  • Citizen Callow

    published October 17, 2001

    Richard Callow is no stranger to City Hall, and his fingerprints are all over the place. The guerilla publicist takes great pride -- and... More >>

  • Patriot Games

    published October 10, 2001

    As it crawls from the wreckage of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the one faint good thing the media may escape with is an abandonment,... More >>

  • Broken Promise

    published October 3, 2001

    Cops don't have normal jobs. They're the only ones in civil society allowed to use violence against fellow citizens. That's not a bad thing when... More >>

  • Pledging Allegiance

    published September 19, 2001

    With all the media hand-wringing over 9-11 day, about how America Under Attack/ America on Alert/America United/America Rising would never be the... More >>

  • More Than Just Race

    published September 12, 2001

    In the land that time forgot, the city, just about every issue seemingly relates to race. But there are other aspects to ward redistricting, such... More >>

  • Terminal Lethargy

    published September 5, 2001

    Bi-State's always whining about not having enough money to do what needs to be done. It's a decent defense when talking about the provincial... More >>

  • Living on a Thin Line

    published September 5, 2001

    From the looks of things, with the late-model Ford F-150 extended-cab pickup truck in the driveway, the Scooby-Doo flag flapping in the breeze out... More >>

  • Board Games

    published August 22, 2001

    All is not well with the St. Louis Board of Education, and that's not altogether a bad thing. Comfort isn't a luxury this board can afford, what... More >>

  • Something Has to Give

    published August 15, 2001

    By ending 22 weekday routes, most of them serving St. Louis County, Bi-State appears to be biting the suburban hand that feeds the beleaguered bus... More >>

  • Fine Print

    published August 8, 2001

    A magnifying glass comes in handy at a used-car lot -- it's good for examining the fine print in those contracts. If a buyer is at Daniel Schmitt... More >>

  • Vocal Yokels

    published August 1, 2001

    There are so many Bosnians in St. Louis that when the International Festival held a soccer tournament in Tower Grove Park in June, the Bosnians... More >>

  • You're in St. Louis Now

    published July 25, 2001

    Questions of journalistic ethics sometimes can be momentous, but more often they present tedious dilemmas. Rarely is the decision whether to hand... More >>

  • This Czechvar's for You

    published July 18, 2001

    After 49 years, the wait is almost over for Joseph Sulz of South St. Louis: Budvar is coming. Make that Czechvar. But not Budweiser. That... More >>

  • Tyus Up

    published July 11, 2001

    One of the main maxims associated with the old Daley machine in Chicago was "Don't make no waves, don't back no losers." A book with that title... More >>

  • The Transit Authority

    published July 4, 2001

    Ralph Kramden never went to college, much less graduate school. The beleaguered bus driver played by Jackie Gleason in the vintage sitcom The... More >>

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