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2002 Stories by D.J. Wilson

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  • Splitsville

    published December 25, 2002

    Amy Hilgemann and Rochell Moore were so close that each carried the other's business cards in her purse. To save time, just one of them would... More >>

  • Perpetual Voice

    published December 11, 2002

    Chuck Norman's name recognition long has outstripped his radio station's ratings, so it's fitting that as he approaches the inevitable, he has... More >>

  • Back Fire

    published November 27, 2002

    As listeners sort through the reasons KMOX-AM general manager Karen Carroll whacked radio news-talk host Charles Jaco last week, the main question... More >>

  • Wal-Mart World

    published November 20, 2002

    Most readers of this space are painfully familiar with Richard Callow.Usually the catty chatter about the omnipresent prince of political... More >>

  • Tombstone Blues

    published November 6, 2002

    Most of the tenants didn't pay rent, and as unpaid bills mounted, some apartments had the electricity cut. The power-less responded by stringing... More >>

  • Professor Schoemehl

    published November 6, 2002

    The most important election for the metro area in years didn't take place on November 5 -- it happens next April.What Jean Carnahan thinks... More >>

  • Safe at Home?

    published October 16, 2002

    Long after the memories of Benito Santiago's home run and Kenny Lofton's series-winning single fade and long after Cardinal fans recover from the... More >>

  • School Daze

    published October 9, 2002

    Faced with frustration over St. Louis' public schools, Minnie Liddell and Alderman Tom Bauer did the same thing: turned to the courts for a... More >>

  • Redbird's Burden

    published October 2, 2002

    As he walked across a parking lot on his way to a recent game, an archetypal Cardinals fan gave a hint of the burden Tony La Russa must... More >>

  • Late Fee

    published September 18, 2002

    Southwestern Bell filed its personal-property-tax statement two days late, and that's going to leave the phone company $240,000 short.That's... More >>

  • Big Boot

    published September 4, 2002

    Mike Guzy says his column that didn't appear on the op-ed page of the August 21 Post-Dispatch was about divorce. P-D editor Ellen... More >>

  • Sweaty Teddy

    published August 28, 2002

    Saturday-night fever in St. Charles hasn't surfaced yet, but Ted Burke is already feeling the heat. The sweat has started with Ted.Ted's... More >>

  • St. Hatchet

    published August 14, 2002

    Elections breed winners, losers and scapegoats, with only two of those labels being clear the day after the votes are counted.In handicapping... More >>

  • Anchor Damnation

    published August 7, 2002

    "Dumbfounded" might be the best way to describe the way Larry Connors and Vickie Newton looked when Julius Hunter ended his report on the funeral... More >>

  • Double Tap

    published July 31, 2002

    Sometimes the opportunity for political payback comes to he who waits -- and stays busy.Jeffrey Boyd was dismissed from his job as executive... More >>

  • Wrecking Ball

    published July 24, 2002

    What's happening at 3006 Eads Avenue, east of Grand Boulevard and west of Jefferson Avenue, isn't a headline-grabber, but it does show the essence... More >>

  • Numbers Game

    published July 17, 2002

    Only one real issue separates the two candidates for St. Louis aldermanic president -- of course, no one is talking about it.Alderwoman Lyda... More >>

  • Gimme, Gimme

    published July 10, 2002

    When $20 million pops up in the desert that is the city budget, it's not surprising that housing advocates and the mayor's staff fight over it... More >>

  • Sweatshop Muzzle

    published July 3, 2002

    Two years ago, when Pulitzer Inc. bought the Suburban Journals, some thought the change of ownership might improve the newspapers. The... More >>

  • Sudden Death

    published June 26, 2002

    Barely a day after Jack Buck was lowered into the ground, just when all the reverent reminiscences about the Cardinal broadcaster were... More >>

  • Penalty Kick

    published June 19, 2002

    To see how far St. Louis has slipped in the nation's soccer hierarchy, it helps to look past the recent reminder that the U.S. team in this year's... More >>

  • Cloned Drones

    published June 12, 2002

    This April, it's Powerball time for the city's Board of Education.That's when it looks like the board's ruling Gang of Four will depart,... More >>

  • Wonk's Luck

    published June 5, 2002

    On paper, this Jim Talent guy looks like just what a devastated area like North St. Louis needs. He virtually wrote the Community Renewal... More >>

  • Joyce Abusive

    published May 29, 2002

    When Missouri Court of Appeals Judge Gary Gaertner was up for a position on the federal bench back in 1993, it looked as if he had it... More >>

  • No-Look Legislation

    published May 15, 2002

    With so much time and anxiety in Jefferson City focused on stadium mania and the budget panic, the chances increase that a good bill will die of... More >>

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