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  • St. Louis: We Just Found Google

    published Oct 25, 2007

    After paying more than $47,000 for marketing experts to coin St. Louis' new slogan: "St. Louis: It's All Within Reach," members of the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission were heartbroken to ... More >>

  • Floyd Irons' Alleged Co-Conspirator Expected to Plead Guilty

    published Oct 24, 2007

    Michael Noll, once a close confidant of former Vashon basketball coach Floyd Irons, is expected to waive an indictment and enter a guilty plea before U.S. District Court Judge E. Richard Webber in fed... More >>

  • Floyd Irons' Alleged Co-Conspirator Expected to Plead Guilty

    published Oct 24, 2007

    Michael Noll, once a close confidant of former Vashon basketball coach Floyd Irons, is expected to waive an indictment and enter a guilty plea before U.S. District Court Judge E. Richard Webber in fed... More >>

  • Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Stands Behind Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media

    published Oct 23, 2007

    The following press release was issued this morning by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN), of which Riverfront Times is a member. ALT-WEEKLIES SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH PHOENIX NEW TIMES, P... More >>

  • Chilly Willy Wipes Out!

    published Oct 22, 2007

    The crew of the Chilly Willy Wagon, which Unreal interviewed last month, returned last week from the Red Bull Soapbox Race in Providence, Rhode Island, not exactly covered in victory, but not in ignom... More >>

  • Chilly Willy Wipes Out!

    published Oct 22, 2007

    The crew of the Chilly Willy Wagon, which Unreal interviewed last month, returned last week from the Red Bull Soapbox Race in Providence, Rhode Island, not exactly covered in victory, but not in ignom... More >>

  • Charges Against Lacey, Larkin, New Times Dismissed

    published Oct 22, 2007

    Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced in a press conference on Friday that charges against Village Voice Media principals Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are being dismissed. Thomas said the... More >>

  • SLU Police Don't Need to Get Fit After All

    published Oct 19, 2007

    Saint Louis University has flip-flopped on a sweeping change it made within its campus police department earlier this year. In May the school began requiring all public-safety officers to pass an annu... More >>

  • Village Voice Media Honchos Arrested in Phoenix

    published Oct 19, 2007

    Village Voice Media executive editor Mike Lacey and chief executive officer Jim Larkin were arrested late Thursday night in Phoenix for publishing this week's cover story in Phoenix New Times. Village... More >>

  • Straight Outta Boonville

    published October 17, 2007

    The bard of Boonslick was no city boy. Born and reared in Boonville, Bob Dyer taught college English before embarking on a career that... More >>

  • Ellen Soeteber Sighting

    published Oct 18, 2007

    Former St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor Ellen Soeteber has been named the Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Journalism Ethics at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication ... More >>

  • Fore!

    published Oct 18, 2007

    Okay, the tree is not the most significant part of the controversy over University City’s plan to build a driving range on the Ruth Park municipal golf course. www.lost-golf-balls.com Perhaps mor... More >>

  • Fore!

    published Oct 18, 2007

    Okay, the tree is not the most significant part of the controversy over University City’s plan to build a driving range on the Ruth Park municipal golf course. www.lost-golf-balls.com Perhaps mor... More >>

  • E-mail Thread of the Day

    published Oct 17, 2007

    We're pleased to bring you the first in an occasional series of genuine e-mail exchanges between RFT staffers and the wonderful world. As with most e-mail threads, you'll have to read from the bottom ... More >>

  • Churches Coax Paul McKee Out of Hiding

    published Oct 16, 2007

    A whole lot of people in north St. Louis know who Paul McKee is, but not many have made his acquaintance. The publicity-shy McKee has acquired hundreds of lots and buildings in the neighborhoods of O... More >>

  • Fallen Star: Munchkin Mickey Carroll Comes Up Short

    published Oct 10, 2007

    Update (May 7, 2009): Mickey Carroll, Dead at 89. In the end, neither a letter from Governor Matt Blunt nor the recommendation of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was enough to sway the jury. Mickey Carro... More >>

  • St. Louis Public Schools: No Wonder They're Unaccredited

    published Oct 09, 2007

    A St. Louis Public Schools vocabulary quiz: A "strike" is defined as: a) Something Cardinals pitchers can't throw b) Labor organizing to earn a living wage and benefits c) Something rarely bowled b... More >>

  • Goodbye Tony, Hello Torre?

    published Oct 09, 2007

    Tony La Russa is almost certainly gone. And after having helped make some RFT dreams come true, Joe Torre is even more certainly done as Yankees skipper. (The New York Times should have run its seaso... More >>

  • Goodbye Tony, Hello Torre?

    published Oct 09, 2007

    Tony La Russa is almost certainly gone. And after having helped make some RFT dreams come true, Joe Torre is even more certainly done as Yankees skipper. (The New York Times should have run its seaso... More >>

  • Why Cardinals Fans Should Support the Cubs in the Postseason, Part 2

    published Oct 07, 2007

    M. Spencer Green/Associated Press See? Told you it would only be for a few days. -Aimee Levitt... More >>

  • Why Cardinals Fans Should Support the Cubs in the Postseason, Part 2

    published Oct 07, 2007

    M. Spencer Green/Associated Press See? Told you it would only be for a few days. -Aimee Levitt... More >>

  • WGNU Sale: The Addendum

    published Oct 02, 2007

    Say what you will about WGNU (920 AM)'s new owner Burt Kaufman and his decision to turn the talk-show station into a Christian-music channel. The man is not a religious zealot. That is, he's not like ... More >>

  • Why Cardinals Fans Should Support the Cubs in the Postseason

    published Oct 02, 2007

    OK, I admit I once rented an apartment because of its proximity to Wrigley Field. And I used to smirk at those “Cuck the Fardinals” T-shirts they sell at the corner of Clark and Waveland. And when... More >>

  • Why Cardinals Fans Should Support the Cubs in the Postseason

    published Oct 02, 2007

    OK, I admit I once rented an apartment because of its proximity to Wrigley Field. And I used to smirk at those “Cuck the Fardinals” T-shirts they sell at the corner of Clark and Waveland. And when... More >>

  • Help Wanted: Smartypants Seeks Same

    published Oct 01, 2007

    Riverfront Times' editorial department is looking for a painstakingly literate smartypants to pinch hit as a proofreader and also to help us maintain our listings database. This part-time position inc... More >>

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