Jim Smith

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    April 6, 2011

    City Judge David C. Mason Accused of Sleeping Through Trial of Offender He Sentenced to Life

    Image viaJudge David C. "Maximum" Mason of the 22nd Circuit -- noddin' off during trial?‚ÄčIt's not easy to feel sorry for Terrence Hendricks. He's the 23-year-old who burglarized a home a few blocks north of the U. City Loop back in February 2009. When the homeowner returned and caught him red-hand ... More >>

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    September 15, 2004

    Chutes and Ladders

    Bill Stallings, the mastermind behind the Chase Hotel renovation and one of St. Louis' biggest movers and shakers, has tumbled hard

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    December 17, 2003

    Plaza Sweat

    From the heat surrounding his proposed documentary on the Chase, you'd think Paul Henroid was making Citizen Kane

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    September 13, 2000

    Deaccessioning Beej

    Beej Nierengarten-Smith retires from her position as director of Laumeier Sculpture Park next spring. Her legacy remains in dispute.

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    January 19, 2000


    Beej Nierengarten-Smith runs Laumeier Sculpture Park like her personal fiefdom. Despite the damage she's done, powerful allies keep her in charge.