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1999 Stories by Thomas Crone

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  • Short Cuts

    published June 30, 1999

    HE SHOOTS, HE MISSES: In a Post-Dispatch sports column last week, Tom Wheatley asserted strongly that an RFT piece published last year (George... More >>

  • Hit Parade

    published June 30, 1999

    "I'd like to go to the VP Fair this year, but I've run out of tank tops." -- KFNS' Frank Cusumano, evoking a provocative image LOVE... More >>

  • Hit Parade

    published June 16, 1999

    "There's a skank thing going on there. It just doesn't work for me." -- KTRS-AM's Paul Harris on Pamela Anderson Lee WIGGED OUT: There... More >>

  • Hit Parade

    published June 9, 1999

    "Sistergirl had gone through great lengths to buy that outfit the night of the Party, and thought she was the bomb. The Joan Rivers impersonator... More >>

  • Hit Parade

    published June 2, 1999

    "I like both Lacy Clay and The Roberts Brothers! I am not sure who else will give it a try.... but the guys above are expected to ... 'Give It A... More >>

  • The New Frontier

    published June 2, 1999

    Most casual baseball fans in town will remember Greg Mathews as a promising young hurler for the St. Louis Cardinals in the mid-1980s.... More >>

  • Hit Parade

    published May 26, 1999

    "The question is to see or not to see/And they seldom travel to the near north side of town/On the radio the sixties are slithering/And every... More >>

  • Boy Wonder

    published May 26, 1999

    At a well-attended Left Bank Books reading, a fan asks Nick Hornby about the influence of music on his work, asserting maybe a bit too strongly... More >>

  • Lights Out

    published May 19, 1999

    Patrick Schneider says that he comes down to Gaslight Square almost every day, taking a look at what remains of the one-time entertainment capital... More >>

  • Hit Parade

    published May 19, 1999

    Wet birds do not fly at night. -- Ancient South Side proverb YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO HOME: Inspirations this week come from print sources,... More >>

  • Hit Parade

    published May 12, 1999

    The "alt-country marketing peg -- a respectable classification in rock music just a few short years ago -- has dulled to a whimper of late, and... More >>

  • Hit Parade

    published May 5, 1999

    "Ray Lankford has more home runs than any other Cardinal, active or inactive." -- Charlie Tuna on WGNU (920 AM) last Friday THE SOUTH... More >>

  • Hit Parade

    published April 28, 1999

    Crow, sporting a new short haircut and one of the toothiest smiles in show business, proved that she's not an ornament by alternating between... More >>

  • Hit Parade

    published April 21, 1999

    An animal that looks like a hot dog with buck teeth and a tail. A rodent that acts like a termite. A queen that bears all the babies. These are... More >>

  • Hit Parade

    published April 14, 1999

    To the caller who wants to see someone get hurt on The Jerry Springer Show: I suggest we march the caller, Jerry Springer and all the other morons... More >>

  • Hit Parade

    published April 7, 1999

    To my horror and disgust I pulled off one of the steam lids on the buffet line to see HAMBURGERS swimming in a mixture of water and grease. This... More >>

  • Hit Parade

    published March 31, 1999

    I watch The Jerry Springer Show every night. There's always a lot of hollering and fighting, but nobody ever gets hurt. I want to see somebody get... More >>

  • Nothin' But Net

    published March 24, 1999

    With four seconds left on the clock, CBC point guard Ryan Johnson took an inbounds pass and headed, with a purposeful aggression, into an... More >>

  • Youth Movement

    published March 24, 1999

    Though DeSmet coach Bob Steiner suggests that CBC coach Bob McCormack wouldn't have been happy with the prediction of a 20-9 season in October,... More >>

  • Hit Parade

    published March 24, 1999

    "Never have I felt closer to God than now." -- Journals columnist Catherine Galasso, feeling the divine presence NO-PARKING ZONE: When a staff... More >>

  • Hit Parade

    published March 17, 1999

    "She's quite liberal, isn't she?" -- WGNU-AM's Virginia McCarthy, questioning a caller about Elizabeth Dole last Thursday DOG(TOWN)... More >>

  • Hit Parade

    published March 10, 1999

    "No question." -- any KFNS host, any hour of the day PASS THE MIC: The distance from being an "occasionally aspiring presidential contender"... More >>

  • News Real

    published March 3, 1999

    CHEERS AND JEERS: In the hour preceding the Arena's implosion last Saturday, the spot featuring the most giddiness may have been the VIP area set... More >>

  • Radio Active

    published March 3, 1999

    Some days the topic may not arise at all, but on this day it takes only 20 minutes for a WGNU caller to suggest that black helicopters are at... More >>

  • On With the Show

    published February 17, 1999

    Comedian and song stylist Danny O'Day has been booked to perform in front of a monthly luncheon group. The venue for this half-hour performance is... More >>

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