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2001 Stories by Jeannette Batz

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  • Baron Rothschild

    published December 12, 2001

    Fifteen years ago, late December. Balaban's backroom, where St. Louis' hottest young dealmakers exult over the stock market, sneak soft drifts... More >>

  • Grave Losses

    published October 31, 2001

    Set high on a limestone bluff, streaked gold at sunset, the burial mound overlooked the entire Meramec River Valley. Inside, some of the bodies... More >>

  • Is It Safe Yet?

    published October 10, 2001

    Sept. 11 ripped away the blanket, broke the dreamless sleep of Americans who'd lived their whole lives in safety and freedom. Ordinary joys lost... More >>

  • Keepin' It Real

    published September 19, 2001

    Cherokee Street's personality splits at Jefferson Avenue.To the east, the street is shabby genteel: a slightly batty old lady who's lost her... More >>

  • Following the Melons

    published August 29, 2001

    let us carry our roots with us all the time let us roll them up and use them as our pillow --... More >>

  • Buried Tools, Forgotten Gods

    published August 22, 2001

    First he dug the pit, a yard around and a foot deep, its four corners as stable as the cosmos itself. Then he picked up the first celt, curving... More >>

  • Casualties of War

    published August 15, 2001

    At 6:45 a.m., the old pawnshops and motels of Granite City, Ill., look like a movie set for a ghost town. The Hope Clinic parking lot is deserted,... More >>

  • Mind Over Matter

    published July 25, 2001

    If Dr. K. Lynne Moritz were a haughtier sort, we could call her the queen in exile. Director of the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute for the... More >>

  • All the Kings' Horses

    published July 11, 2001

    Out in the middle of a vast field, tiny knights gallop, their mallets held upright like lances. Behind them stands a thicket of trees, and gentle... More >>

  • The Last Dance

    published May 30, 2001

    Bishop DuBourg High School is quintessential South St. Louis. Subsidized by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis, it's stricter than those... More >>

  • It Takes a Village

    published May 23, 2001

    They start their deliberations on April 24, and the next morning they return, eyes downcast, to say they still can't agree. Tension hangs in the... More >>

  • The Jerk

    published April 18, 2001

    When the teacher sent home a note saying Cheryl Burns' daughter was playing with her hair instead of learning, Burns sat down, spelling book in... More >>

  • Testing, Testing, Testing

    published April 11, 2001

    Mr. Howard starts toward the blackboard, then remembers. "What're you gonna do with that MAP?" he calls over his shoulder."We're gonna ZAP that... More >>

  • The Right to Answers

    published March 7, 2001

    Moving like sleepwalkers, the parents follow the small casket down the aisle and out the heavy doors of Immaculate Conception Church of Dardenne.... More >>

  • Getting Off Easy

    published January 24, 2001

    The beat quickened, and the workout coach's bright white tennis shoes blurred into the spokes of the stationary bike. Breathless, Anne felt the... More >>

  • The Girl Who Came from the Moon

    published January 3, 2001

    White-bearded, puffing with emphysema, Richard Evenson shakes snow from his herringbone jacket and flashes his badge to the guards at the St.... More >>

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