Ahti Vilppula made his millions in media and metals in Europe.It reads like the plot to a James Bond flick. New complaints added to a federal lawsuit in St. Louis suggest that a Finnish businessman with alleged ties to organized crime in Europe and the Middle East is attempting to gain control of ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergAll in his mine: Tom Kerr has big plans for his cave, but are they realistic?The Post-Dispatch follows up today on a topic Riverfront Times reported more than three years ago. The story revolves around Jim Kennedy and Tom Kerr. Both are developers who have grand ideas fo ... More >>
Mayor Schilly, meet Elliot Davis.For the past two-and-half years a group Crystal City residents have been waging an all-out war with City Hall over a controversial plan to build an iron-ore smelter in the Jefferson County town. The group Concerned Citizens for Crystal City (a.k.a. C4) is dead set ... More >>
Remember the controversy last year surrounding a proposed iron-ore smelter in Crystal City? I do, but then that's because I spent weeks journeying to Jefferson County to report on a citizens group's effort to derail the project despite the wishes of City Hall and developer Jim Kennedy of Wings Enter ... More >>
Crystal City forges one hell of a deal.
Lawsuits fly as Crystal City residents try to stop construction of a pig iron production plant.
Week of August 28, 2002
Those who follow the way of the gun have their many reasons. Just ask them.