Some big news about the news today. Two major media outlets in St. Louis, KMOV (Channel 4) and KSDK (Channel 5), will soon be owned by the same parent company, according to an announcement today that Gannett Co. is acquiring Belo Corp. for $1.5 billion. Belo, the parent company of KMOV -- which, b ... More >>
Last week, Gannett profiled Copper Run Distillery out of Walnut Shade, Missouri, calling it the first legal distillery to crop up in the Ozark Mountains since Prohibition. Copper Run produces un-aged corn whiskey, also known as moonshine from a blend of 80 percent corn and 20 percent wheat. The end ... More >>
Working in the food service business is a two-way street. Sometimes patrons offend with rude behavior, tiresome substitution requests or by carting along their obnoxious children who cry, run amok and spoil everything for everyone. And then, sometimes, it's the restaurant, chef or waitstaff who disa ... More >>
If you ever get disgusted enough to give up reading the RFT, know that now there's one fewer source of information about shows, concerts, restaurants and other stuff going on around town. Starting January 1, Gannett Broadcast plans to eliminate local staffing and drastically cut coverage in ... More >>
courtesy of Google Finance.Lee Enterprises' stock (shown in blue) is down 20 percent in the last six months, as this graph shows. Fellow media giants Gannett (in red) and McClatchy (in yellow) have also lost considerable value.Another quarterly report, another piece of bad news.That's the woefull ... More >>
Elliot was finally apprehended last Wednesday hiding out at his brother's home in south St. Louis.For 135 days he was on the run. A 20-year-old man wanted for a grisly predawn shooting March 24 that claimed the life of 23-year-old Martin "Marty" Lampe. Lampe, of Maplewood, was sitting in a Chevy ... More >>
fllickr.com/photos/Fish EnterTop executives from Lee Enterprises, owner of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, were among a select group of newspaper heavyweights who assembled in secret Thursday for a series of hush-hush discussions, including the possibility of charging for Web content. The meetin ... More >>
Gannett, the owner of KSDK Channel 5, announced yesterday that it will require most its U.S. employees to take an unpaid vacation in the first quarter of this year. In a memo yesterday, Gannett CEO Craig Dubow said the furloughs come amid the "most difficult economic conditions we have ever experie ... More >>
More trouble for the kosher meatpacking plant in Iowa that was raided by immigration authorities earlier this year: Now it is facing child-labor charges. (AP) KFC prepares to move the Colonel's secret recipe. (AP) A man who has eaten 23,000 Big Macs -- and saved all the receipts. (Gannett) - Ian ... More >>
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