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2003 Stories by Shelley Smithson

Archives: 2004 | 2003
  • Talking Heads

    published December 17, 2003

    Bill Haas is a serial e-mailer. In his most infamous missive, on October 6, the St. Louis school board member made headlines by inviting William... More >>

  • Knockin' 'Em Dead

    published November 26, 2003

    The Pledge of Allegiance The line outside the door is beginning to swell as the fire marshal counts how many seats are left in the... More >>

  • Strike Three

    published October 22, 2003

    Joanne Rintoul returned to University City last week from a trip to England and found an empty pantry. She also discovered pickets in front of the... More >>

  • Igoe for It

    published October 22, 2003

    The indelible memory of the Pruitt-Igoe housing complex in north St. Louis is of a hulking high-rise crumbling to the ground in 1972. A new... More >>

  • The Greening of McRee Town

    published October 8, 2003

    Jim Roos lowers the tailgate on his black Chevy pickup and orders his dog, Indie, into the back. He pushes rags and tools from the passenger seat... More >>

  • Collateral Damage

    published September 3, 2003

    It's Tuesday afternoon and Maurizio's Pizza and Sports Café on 11th and Olive barely has a pulse. A few teenage boys are scarfing a pizza;... More >>

Archives: 2004 | 2003
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