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  • 2006 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists, published September 21, 2005

    "Alley Cat"

2003 Stories by Mike Seely

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  • Walk a Mall in Our Shoes

    published December 31, 2003

    St. Louis Mills is too much to handle. With a circumference of a full mile, it's too big for many of us to walk in its entirety in a single day.... More >>

  • Plaza Sweat

    published December 17, 2003

    Paul Henroid thought he'd landed a reel big fish.On October 20, the 31-year-old Central West End filmmaker received $10,000 from a University... More >>

  • Vitalis Pumped

    published December 17, 2003

    TUES 12/23 Owing in no small part to his over-the-top style, Dick Vitale is probably the third-greatest college basketball announcer of... More >>

  • Rattle and Humbug

    published December 3, 2003

    Knock, knock; eleven o'clock.It takes Bob Putnam five minutes to pick himself up, dust himself off and answer the front door of his Virginia... More >>

  • TV or Not TV

    published December 3, 2003

    Editor's note: A correction ran concerning this story; see end of article. Before Double Helix Corporation's executive director... More >>

  • Happy Kwanzaa, Earl!

    published November 26, 2003

    On December 16, 2002, Larry Handlin, a.k.a. the "Arch Pundit," posted a critique on his Web log ( More >>

  • Worcester Booster

    published November 19, 2003

    SUN 11/23 Chances are if you've seen a Blues game in the past two years, you've seen a Worcester Icecat in action. During last year's... More >>

  • The Streets

    published November 19, 2003

    The central allure of The Streets' critically lauded debut rap album, Original Pirate Material, is frontman (only man, actually) Mike... More >>

  • Girls Gone Mild

    published November 5, 2003

    There are three types of people who are apt to spend six consecutive hours at the Saint Louis Zoo on any given Tuesday: 1) seniors, 2) students... More >>

  • Warning Signs

    published November 5, 2003

    One week out of every year, Paul Kjorlie hangs a small vinyl banner on the metal fence in front of his home on South Eleventh Street in historic... More >>

  • Bobby Bare Jr.'s Young Criminals' Starvation League

    published November 5, 2003

    Long, borderline-offensive song titles and quirky remakes of saccharine Hillside Singers' standards have about as much a chance of making the... More >>

  • Underdogs

    published October 29, 2003

    They got a name for the winners in the world I want a name when I lose They call Alabama the Crimson Tide Call me Deacon... More >>

  • Gentlemen, Start Your Zambonis

    published October 15, 2003

    SAT 10/18 The long, hot, pointless chunk of the year that happens between hockey seasons is finally over, and new hope is plentiful:... More >>

  • Metropolistless

    published October 1, 2003

    Catamaran-cabin cozy with Mayor Francis Slay and a gaggle of St. Louis power brokers at a Regional Chamber and Growth Association summit in San... More >>

  • Green Monster

    published September 17, 2003

    Jeff Harlow's second job is a macho moonlighter's dream. A bagel baker by day, come nightfall the stocky, 28-year-old Florissant resident morphs... More >>

  • Breakfast of Champions

    published September 3, 2003

    Editor's note: A correction ran concerning this story; see end of article. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac... More >>

  • Kurt, I Am Your Father

    published August 27, 2003

    THUR 8/28 The August 28 preseason battle between the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs is predictably being hyped as a braggin'... More >>

  • Black Velvet Rope

    published August 20, 2003

    Contrary to popular sentiment, driving and drinking -- taken separately -- are not inalienable rights in this country. They're privileges. Such... More >>

  • Grant Farm

    published August 6, 2003

    It's summer in south county, where the heat and the abominable urban sprawl are as palpable as, well, Los Angeles'. In a booth at the Eat-Rite... More >>

  • Inn & Out

    published July 30, 2003

    Room 43 of the Grand Motel is the epitome of bare-bones shelter: wood-paneled walls, lamps with no shades, very little room to move. The room's... More >>

  • Ballhoggin' & Doggin'

    published July 23, 2003

    FRI 7/25 Basketball observers who bleed red, white and blue have been publicly lamenting the overseas infusion of talent into the pro... More >>

  • Bombay Here, Tanqueray There

    published July 23, 2003

    Oppressive heat does funny things to people. In particular, wayward travelers who've just arrived in a somewhat desolate major metro center via... More >>

  • Boyd Tinsley

    published July 23, 2003

    Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley probably could have sold a helluva lot of records had he simply released an instrumental album of... More >>

  • Sporting Snooze

    published June 25, 2003

    Editor's note: A correction ran concerning this story; see end of article. As a boy in Niagara Falls, Greg Mitchell loved the... More >>

  • Strip Tease

    published June 25, 2003

    Anxiety-plagued journalist Hunter S. Thompson coined the over quoted phrase, "Faster, faster! Until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of... More >>

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