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2001 Stories by Safir Ahmed

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  • Selling Out

    published November 28, 2001

    When it comes to the building of "big box" stores -- Kmart, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Home Depot -- with their acres of parking lots out front, it's a... More >>

  • Cleaning House

    published October 10, 2001

    It's been a whole month now of shock, sorrow, fear, compassion, rage -- a tsunami of emotions -- and America was just beginning to regain some... More >>

  • The Big Fix

    published September 12, 2001

    Last week, we were treated to the news that only 9 percent of Missouri 10th-graders scored as proficient or advanced in science, and a whopping 13... More >>

  • A Black Eye Affair

    published August 1, 2001

    "When I left the mayor's office, I didn't have an easy time finding a job," says Tim Person Jr., as he stands, all hot and sweaty, on the... More >>

  • Black and Blue

    published May 16, 2001

    The police department's version: It began after dark on April 3 as an undercover drug buy at Lee and Turner avenues, near Fairground Park in North... More >>

  • Fuzzy Math

    published March 21, 2001

    When it comes to boosterism, nobody hypes the St. Louis area more than our local chamber of commerce, formally known as the Regional Chamber and... More >>

  • The Education of Brother Mac

    published January 17, 2001

    He speaks with a deep, rich radio voice, and he is articulate. Mostly he speaks with passion, especially when the conversation veers toward the... More >>

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