Francis G. Slay wants to push a troubled city to the future, and he doesn't think "politics" is a dirty word.
Local Quixote Ed Golterman tilts at civic windmills in his quest to rehabilitate Kiel Opera House
Award-winning jazz station KZJZ gets religion, leaving the AM band bereft of jazz; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
St. Louis comings and goings in anno Domini 1999
The local NHL team wants to put the city's amusement tax on ice
No one wants to talk about what it will cost to reopen Kiel Opera House and who should pay for it. But now comes yet another consultant -- paid $100,000 by St. Louis 2004 -- saying Kiel should not be reopened.