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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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  • Reno's Casino

    published June 25, 2003

    THUR 6/26 If you took Loverboy lead singer Mike Reno's claims at face value, you'd think the bandana-clad,... More >>

  • Dead Again

    published June 25, 2003

    The Dead, formerly the Grateful Dead, just kicked off their first summer tour since the 1995 death of legendary lead guitarist Jerry Garcia. But... More >>

  • Fasser-Oh No!

    published June 18, 2003

    Even with a healthy Jason Isringhausen, the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen is like a game of Russian Roulette -- you just never know how lethal a... More >>

  • Styx, REO Speedwagon and Journey

    published June 18, 2003

    With any luck, the set for the June 20 Styx/REO Speedwagon/Journey triple-bill will be a faux prison -- orange jumpsuits,... More >>

  • Bowling for Porcupine

    published June 11, 2003

    Editor's note: A correction ran concerning this story; see end of article. Put yourself in the shoes -- make that paws --... More >>

  • One-Track Mind

    published June 4, 2003

    Kentucky Derby Day can make even the most backwater racetrack seem like a mint '57 Chevy. The Derby is the first -- and arguably most... More >>

  • Stems and Seeds

    published June 4, 2003

    If you go to Schwagstock Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, at the bucolic Ozark Outdoors campground in Leasburg, Missouri, remember: No nitrous... More >>

  • Lust Highway

    published June 4, 2003

    "It's the Twang. It's also the Fest." So goes this year's slogan. The twang gang left out one minor detail, though: Twangfest is also the sex.... More >>

  • Gravy Train

    published May 28, 2003

    First there was Cara, then Trista. And soon there will be Dave. Although little consideration is given to last names in the ever-expanding... More >>

  • Captain & Captain

    published May 28, 2003

    There are no guns of any sort allowed in North St. Louis' cozy Gateway Lounge. Though this may come as reassurance to petrified honkeys who... More >>

  • Don't Go There

    published May 21, 2003

    All that was missing was the shark-attack background music from Jaws. "The downtown-revitalization group Metropolis... More >>

  • We're Young and Board

    published May 21, 2003

    With skateboarding thoroughly entrenched in the mainstream these days, chances are you've either purchased your first skateboard recently or made... More >>

  • Lionel Richie

    published May 21, 2003

    Editor's note: A correction ran concerning this story; see end of article. These days, country is pop and pop is country. The two... More >>

  • The Star-Spangled Bender

    published May 7, 2003

    Introduction: A Shot and a Beer Teddy Roosevelt Jr. stood on the podium at the Shubert-Jefferson Theatre in downtown St. Louis on May... More >>

  • Dixie Chicks with Joan Osborne

    published May 7, 2003

    Their meteoric rise from playing Dallas sidewalks well documented, the growth spurts and sputters of the Texas-bred Dixie Chicks have... More >>

  • No Such Thing as a Free Throw

    published April 30, 2003

    Two years ago, former St. Louis-area schoolboy and University of Kansas hoops star Ryan Robertson led a team of "all-stars" from Calvary Church... More >>

  • Painting While Intoxicated

    published April 30, 2003

    SAT 5/3 Those plein air painters will tell you that until you've tried it their way, you haven't experienced "real" painting.... More >>

  • Token Support

    published April 23, 2003

    Last fall, Metro (formerly the Bi-State Development Agency) marked the one-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by intermittently... More >>

  • Better Men

    published April 16, 2003 More >>

  • Malibu's Most Wanted

    published April 16, 2003

    Fresh off promotional stops in Dallas, Atlanta and Miami, comic ingenue and Malibu's Most Wanted star and co-creator Jamie Kennedy... More >>

  • Piano Men

    published April 16, 2003

    It isn't exactly Churchill Downs, but the patrons and players at the Big Bang Piano Bar lean against the cavernous Laclede Landing nightspot's... More >>

  • Hoosiers

    published March 26, 2003

    In the beginning was the word. And the word was Hoosier. -- Howard Peckham, Indiana: A Bicentennial History The... More >>

  • Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief

    published March 26, 2003

    Legend has it that when God invented the hangover, a drunken Beelzebub arrogantly offered to arm-wrestle the Creator for the right to patent a... More >>

  • Pro Ball, Pro-Life

    published March 19, 2003

    Cancer, community and kids -- if there's a boilerplate for charity-minded professional athletes, that triumvirate pegs it. Rare indeed is the pro... More >>

  • Pinback with Minus the Bear

    published March 12, 2003

    Guinness. Kilts. Fiddles. Clogs. Green V-neck sweaters. IRA car bombs. Vomit outside McGurk's at two o'clock in the morning. This is what St.... More >>

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