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    Gary Sheffield Has the Best Job in the World

    Money for nothin' and chicks for free. Gary Sheffield is getting paid $14 million to just go away. Do you have any idea what sorts of things I would be willing to do for $14 million? It would certainly make turning tricks at the bus stop again a ...

    @ Daily RFT by Aaron Schafer on March 31, 2009 @ 2:01 pm
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    Georgia Offers Coaching Position to Mizzou's Mike Anderson

    Mike Anderson So, the Memphis offer has yet to arrive -- at least not publicly. But now Mike Anderson has at least one leverage tool when he meets with Mizzou officials this week to renegotiate his contract. Today ESPN reports that University o...

    @ Daily RFT by Chad Garrison on March 31, 2009 @ 1:56 pm
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    In Down Market, Downtown Population Continues to Grow

    The agency also reports that occupancy rates for apartments increased from 88 percent to 90 percent last year despite a flood of 400 new rentals on the market last year. Many of those new apartments were originally designed as loft condos. Sales of...

    @ Daily RFT by Chad Garrison on March 31, 2009 @ 1:35 pm
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    Missouri Juvenile Centers -- A Model For Other States

    Missouri Hills Lost amid last week's allegations of abuse and mistreatment in St. Louis City jails, was a bit of good news about an area correction's program. On Friday the New York Times published a glowing article on the so-called "Missouri Mo...

    @ Daily RFT by Chad Garrison on March 31, 2009 @ 12:23 pm
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    Maplewood Official is Cuckoo for Clooney

    Yesterday, my colleague Kristen Hinman wrote an open letter to George Clooney after observing the actor dining at Niche restaurant last Saturday. Hinman's letter (published in Daily RFT) elicited a quick e-mail from Maplewood Community Development D...

    @ Daily RFT by Chad Garrison on March 31, 2009 @ 11:21 am
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    City Collections Firm Hounds Granny For 12-year-old Traffic Ticket

    I've written a couple times (here and here) about the city's contract with a San Antonio law firm to collect on unpaid red-light-camera tickets. Well, apparently the contract includes all unpaid traffic tickets -- even those going back as far as th...

    @ Daily RFT by Chad Garrison on March 31, 2009 @ 10:17 am
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    Tuesday, March 31: Morning's Newz

    Three candidates for St. Louis mayor held a debate last night at the downtown library. The event was long on sound-bites and allegations, but short on in-depth policy discussions -- according to KWMU 90.7 FM. You can listen to snippets of t...

    @ Daily RFT by Chad Garrison on March 31, 2009 @ 9:28 am
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    Mizzou Coach Mike Anderson to Replace John Calipari at Memphis?

    Mike Anderson That's the rumor some media are reporting today. The speculation comes just four days after Anderson's Missouri Tigers toppled Calipari's Memphis Tigers in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tourney. (University of Connecticut knocked ...

    @ Daily RFT by Chad Garrison on March 30, 2009 @ 5:58 pm
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    Illinois Lawmakers High On Medical Marijuana Bills

    Illinois lawmakers (including one from Alton) recently introduced medical marijuana legislation in the state's House and Senate. And, unlike in Missouri, both of the bills have made it out of their committee hearings and are one step closer to becomi...

    @ Daily RFT by Keegan Hamilton on March 30, 2009 @ 5:20 pm
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    Monday, March 30: Calendar Pimp Suggests

    When grappling with reason, it's best to counter with the unexpected. We stared at one other, he and I, counting heartbeats while the silence mounted. Would he be the first to speak, or would I profane the quiet with clumsy speech? A joke, a ridd...

    @ Daily RFT by Paul Friswold on March 30, 2009 @ 5:15 pm
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    Re: Otter in Mourning

    Aimee's post earlier today about the untimely death of Splash the otter may be the first in a recurring series. The Missouri Department of Conservation decided earlier this month that trappers in the state will be allowed to capture and kill an u...

    @ Daily RFT by Keegan Hamilton on March 30, 2009 @ 4:48 pm
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    Nazis, Angry Tax Payers Can't Wait For April Rallies in St. Louis

    St. Louis! Are you ready to rally?! It's shaping up to be springtime for Hitler -- and fiscal conservatives! -- next month in downtown St. Louis. As I mentioned earlier this month, a group of "like-minded" folks upset with the Obama administra...

    @ Daily RFT by Chad Garrison on March 30, 2009 @ 3:58 pm
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    The Blues' Best Weekend Ever

    At the start of the weekend, the Blues were one of the chasers, a team on the outside looking in. Now, we get to see just how well they can play while being chased. After beating the Columbus Blue Jackets twice in less than 24 hours, the Blues are, a...

    @ Daily RFT by Aaron Schafer on March 30, 2009 @ 3:00 pm
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    Otter in Mourning

    Splash, Slide and Chambers in happier days. A moment of silence, please, for Splash the otter, who died three months ago at age ten after an infection from an abscessed tooth spread to his heart. And another moment for his brother and littermate ...

    @ Daily RFT by Aimee Levitt on March 30, 2009 @ 2:33 pm
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    Dear George Clooney, Great to See you Saturday Night!

    I'm probably the last journalist in town to have spotted you. But I'll be the first to come right out and say it: You. Are. Smokin'. Hot. Now that that's out of the way.... How cool that you took Ian's cue and made it to Niche on Saturday night! G...

    @ Daily RFT by Kristen Hinman on March 30, 2009 @ 1:27 pm
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    Tigers' Run Ends

    It was a hell of a ride while it lasted. Alas, nothing lasts forever, and Missouri is going home, richer for the experience, but still disappointed. Personally, I absolutely hate losses like that. I could handle it if they had gotten blown out; h...

    @ Daily RFT by Aaron Schafer on March 30, 2009 @ 12:37 pm
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    A Glimmer of Hope for Missouri Auto Industry

    Nationally the news ain't good for the beleaguered U.S. auto industry. Just yesterday, in fact, the White House forced the resignation of General Motors' chairman Rick Wagoner and told Chrysler to seek a partnership with Italian car maker Fiat if it ...

    @ Daily RFT by Chad Garrison on March 30, 2009 @ 12:33 pm
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    Mayoral Candidate Signed Lucrative Deal with Red-Light Camera Company

    denisewatsonwesley/ coleman.com St. Louis American columnist Political Eye had an interesting story last week about Denise Watson-Wesley Coleman and her ties to Mayor Francis Slay and red-light camera firm American Traffic Solutions (ATS...

    @ Daily RFT by Chad Garrison on March 30, 2009 @ 11:23 am
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    How 'Bout That New Hardee's Commercial? You Know, The One With Padma Lakshmi?

    March Madness has taken on Super Bowl status in recent years with advertisers debuting dozens of new commercials during the tourney. This year, one of those ads has received a lot more attention than others -- at least among the folks I've watched ...

    @ Daily RFT by Chad Garrison on March 30, 2009 @ 9:48 am
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    Monday, March 30, Morning's Newz

    A repeat drunk driver with the incredible name of Jessie James Hogan was sentenced last week to four years in prison following his eighth DUI. If the season ended last night, the Blues would qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2004. Y...

    @ Daily RFT by Chad Garrison on March 30, 2009 @ 8:44 am
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