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2001 Stories by Ray Hartmann

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  • Stop the Stadium Madness

    published May 9, 2001

    "I've had people who have been to the new ballparks come back and tell me they still like Busch best. It has a lot of character.... Busch has a... More >>

  • Heavy-Pawed Politics

    published May 2, 2001

    The Humane Society of Missouri does all kinds of good for dogs, cats, horses and just about any other kind of animal you can name throughout the... More >>

  • Ballpark Village Idiots?

    published April 18, 2001

    The St. Louis Cardinals have only 30 legislator-shopping days left until their own little Christmas in May, when they should be handed the first... More >>

  • Injustice for All

    published April 11, 2001

    Perception is reality.Just ask my friend Carrie, who had the scare of her life Friday night in the city of St. Louis. Carrie was out for... More >>

  • 2004: A Wasted-Space Odyssey

    published April 4, 2001

    It's time to take up for the forces of evil again.Our mortal enemies -- the forces of do-goodness -- recently feted themselves on reaching the... More >>

  • Saintly in St. Chuck

    published March 21, 2001

    Joe Ortwerth has accepted another mission, and just in time.Ortwerth is the St. Charles county executive who has proclaimed repeatedly that he... More >>

  • Cardinal Sin

    published March 14, 2001

    Should tax dollars subsidize the runaway salaries of millionaire baseball players? Should the public shore up the bottom lines and net worth of... More >>

  • They've Got the Wrong Martyr

    published February 28, 2001

    Call me jaded, but the victimization of Antonio Richardson just isn't working for me.Richardson is scheduled to be executed next Wednesday for... More >>

  • White Fright

    published February 21, 2001

    One of my favorite city stories of all time came to mind this week, thanks to the mayoral race.It was the time that white South St. Louis first... More >>

  • Switch Hitters

    published February 14, 2001

    St. Louis Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt told me Tuesday that all the baseball team is seeking in its proposal for a new stadium is a "public-private... More >>

  • Invasion of the Swiss

    published February 7, 2001

    How humiliating is this?Missouri is about to be invaded by Switzerland. You know the Swiss: the most civilized, peaceful citizens of the... More >>

  • Ban the Plans!

    published January 24, 2001

    The crowded field for mayor isn't saying much of interest yet, so I humbly submit a proposal that would almost certainly guarantee the election of... More >>

  • The Top 10 Reasons to Reject John Ashcroft

    published January 17, 2001

    They won't find any illegal aliens in John Ashcroft's house -- and they certainly won't find sex or drunkenness on the outside -- but there's a... More >>

  • The Foggy Flight Of TWA

    published January 10, 2001

    You know the drill.TWA is back in the bankruptcy news. Place the newspaper over your nose and mouth, and continue to breathe normally. With... More >>

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