Joyce Aboussie

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Mayoral Candidate Signed Lucrative Deal with Red-Light Camera Company

    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). As you may recall, the relatively unknown Watson-Wesley Coleman announced her candidacy for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2008

    Red Lights and Greenbacks

    Somewhere in Arizona a CEO by the name of Jim Tuton is smiling. In early 2006 I took a look at how St. Louis awarded Tuton’s American Traffic Solutions (ATS) with a multimillion-dollar contract to install red-light cameras in the city. My reporting revealed that Mayor Francis Slay’s office, at ... More >>

  • News

    February 15, 2006

    Week of February 16, 2006

    "Your tombstone will wind up a moss-laden perch that will become the local pigeon's rest stop."

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    February 1, 2006

    Red Light, Green Light

    Did the city deliberately tailor the ordinance and bid requirements to favor only one red-light camera company?

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    December 8, 2004

    The Lamest Duck

    In his final term, Dick Gephardt goes AWOL

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    July 14, 2004

    Something Smells

    We find the funk in Branson, ride along with a stunt pilot and check out the STL Zoo's new species; plus, a local Gephardt gaffe

  • News

    December 31, 2003

    Know News?

    The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)

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    December 17, 2003

    Post Toasties

    Labor troubles and amazing changing headlines at the P-D; plus the updates you've come to know and love -- and the opportunity to belt out some Gephardtian Christmas carols

  • News

    December 10, 2003

    Shandi in Furs

    Miss Missouri USA faces an ethical dilemma, Blake Ashby pontificates on the sweater vest, Unreal invents a surefire theft deterrent and Joyce Aboussie just gets scary; plus, the Sanford-Brown report and the reasons why the Lou is number two

  • News

    November 26, 2003

    Knockin' 'Em Dead

    Here's how the Board of Education could raise money for St. Louis schools: Charge admission to its meetings

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    March 26, 2003

    Ball Talk

    Week of March 26, 2003

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    February 26, 2003

    Weather Vane

    Gephardt tries to reinvent himself -- again

  • News

    November 20, 2002


    The mayor of tony Creve Coeur and her husband found a novel way of handling political disputes -- they sue critics

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Local Politician

    Richard Gephardt, U.S. Representative, 3rd District

  • News

    July 10, 2002

    Stanze's Two-Step

    Master of extreme video gore scandalized by shocking profile of his work

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    June 12, 2002

    Real Sketchy

    Week of June 12, 2002

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    June 5, 2002

    Seven Card Stud

    The stadium hand Slay should have played, and gets to play again

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    May 29, 2002

    Joyce Abusive

    Nobody's ever voted for Joyce Aboussie, but the congressman, the governor, the mayor and the county executive don't do anything political without her.

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    May 2, 2001

    Survivor, St. Louis-Style

    Who'll get voted out when aldermen redraw ward lines?

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    March 1, 2000

    Primary Color

    Following the greenbacks as Missouri gears up for Super Tuesday

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    February 10, 1999

    The Rainmaker

    Public-relations pro Jeff Rainford helped end a 27-year drought in the St. Louis school- desegregation case, but he's still bothered by the bucket of cold water Mayor Clarence Harmon threw on the victory celebration