Mary Ellen

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Phineas the Dog is Alive and Back With His Family, Says Attorney

    Phineas, the dog who was accused of biting a seven-year-old girl, put on doggy death row, and then stolen from the shelter where he was imprisoned, has been found alive and well. Joe Simon, the attorney and advocate who has been handling the family's effort to save their beloved pet, wrote on his F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Veolia Water Withdraws From Contract with City of St. Louis

    Almost a year after it became public that water services manager Veolia won a potentially lucrative contract to work with the St. Louis Water Division, Mayor Francis Slay's office announced this morning that the French multinational company has withdrawn its proposal. This comes after months of prot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    OccupySTL Protesters and Reps from Mayor's Office Hold Meeting; Civility Ensues

    Albert SamahaHow long will Mayor Slay let the OccupySTL tents stay in Kiener Plaza?​Forty or so OccupySTL protesters and a handful of reporters stood outside the Broadway Central entrance of the Edward Jones Dome, in the rain, waiting for someone to open the doors. They could see security guards a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Pro-Earnings Tax Group Spent $15 Per Vote

    Rex Sinquefield forced the earnings tax to vote -- thereby pumping more than $500,000 into the economy of political consultants and campaign strategists. Talk about a stimulus!​It wasn't exactly cheap -- but it was effective.Citizens for a Stronger St. Louis, the group organized by St. Louis Mayor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Citizens For a Stronger St. Louis: Pro-Tax Group Spent $417K

    Rex Sinquefield: Billionaire spent $11 million, apparently to help a few Dems make a quick buck.​Rex Sinquefield may have been hoping to kickstart a discussion about whether the city's earnings tax is a good thing -- a discussion Mayor Francis Slay has indicated he's willing to have. But in the me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Latest Possible Cause of Food Poisoning? The Body of Christ

    Wash those hands!​From Newsday, via Gawker, comes a twist to the usual food-poisoning story: exposure to hepatitis A during the communion portion of a Catholic mass in Long Island.Department and church officials did not name the source of the virus, but said that people who attended services [on ... More >>

  • News

    March 19, 2008
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    June 6, 2007

    The Rockwell Files

    Steven Spielberg's stolen painting, a St. Louis art thief, and a plot to kill Martin Luther King. It could make a helluva movie.

  • News

    March 7, 2007

    The Purloined Rockwell

    Stolen in St. Louis in '73. Found last week — on Steven Spielberg's wall.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2007
  • News

    February 28, 2007

    The Purloined Rockwell

    Stolen in St. Louis in '73. Found today -- on Steven Spielberg's wall

  • News

    September 15, 2004


    Week of September 15, 2004

  • News

    September 10, 2003


    Lambert's billion-dollar expansion hangs on a wing and a prayer: The numbers no longer add up

  • Culture

    October 10, 2001

    Tempest Tossed

    Writer Terry Tempest Williams believes the chaos and terror of recent weeks could bring about a restoration of place and spirit in America

  • News

    August 4, 1999


    Ellen Reasonover is released from jail after 16 years

  • News

    July 7, 1999


    A former prosecutor and a former police investigator explain their actions in the Ellen Reasonover case 16 years ago. Their accounts don't square.

  • News

    June 30, 1999


    Ellen Reasonover has served 16 years of a life sentence for murder. But new evidence -- a secret tape and a forgotten memo -- suggests that the prosecution may have committed the real crime.