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2002 Stories by Ray Hartmann

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  • A Farewell Reflection

    published May 22, 2002

    I think we've all had enough of me.I don't want to say I've been doing this too long, but when I started the company that publishes the... More >>

  • The People's Stadium Bill

    published May 15, 2002

    OK, everybody, let's jump in the tank for a new baseball stadium.Sure, the Cardinals' ransom demand of $431 million in public assistance is the... More >>

  • Illinois Bluff

    published May 8, 2002

    There's a lot of talk in Jefferson City about the dreaded prospect of the St. Louis Cardinals' moving to Illinois should the State of Missouri... More >>

  • The Job Hunter

    published April 24, 2002

    In another lifetime, I wrote speeches for a moderate-Republican Missouri governor named Kit Bond. Our No. 1 priority, we would say ad... More >>

  • Mission Impossible

    published April 10, 2002

    You're Cleveland Hammonds Jr. And you have a terrible situation on your hands.As superintendent of the St. Louis Public Schools, you're... More >>

  • Devil's Due

    published April 3, 2002

    I'm feeling better for John Ashcroft.When last visited by the Riverfront Times, our homegrown attorney general seemed unjustly frozen... More >>

  • Giants' Lesson: Part 2

    published March 13, 2002

    The owners of the St. Louis Cardinals have three pretty good reasons for turning team-color red when someone tries to compare their new-stadium... More >>

  • Giants' Lesson: Part 1

    published March 6, 2002

    Through all the smoke and mirrors of the Cardinals' quest for a publicly funded new stadium, there's one place they don't want the argument to... More >>

  • United We Slam

    published February 20, 2002

    And now, in this time of national crisis -- and in celebration of our unity, resolve and patriotic spirit -- the Republican Party proudly presents... More >>

  • The Gap

    published February 13, 2002

    As news tips go, this one sounded less than believable:Did you know that the Children's Hospital dental clinic will see your kid for regular... More >>

  • This Is Not God's Team

    published January 30, 2002

    Only a complete fool would publicly utter anything approaching a contrary word about our St. Louis Rams as they head triumphantly to... More >>

  • Breaking the Rules

    published January 23, 2002

    The economic impact has begun.Just as they promised, the St. Louis Cardinals are creating jobs and stimulating the local economy with their... More >>

  • St. Louis Needs a Better Idea

    published January 16, 2002

    It's not your basic spectator sport, but watching what happens to the Ford plant in Hazelwood may be like finding a crystal ball for the long-term... More >>

  • What About John?

    published January 9, 2002

    Poor John Ashcroft.Here's a man who has worked so hard to become a national household word -- the story, if you will -- as President... More >>

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