Richard "Dick" Ambler is 50 years old and (until recently) a Florissant resident. He is married and has two children. He used to coach tennis at Lutheran North High and would sometimes sub in the Parkway School District. Also, by the time the FBI caught up with him this year, he'd managed assemble a ... More >>
Death and taxes: Drury learned this one the hard way.When St. Louis County assessed Chesterfield's new Drury Plaza Hotel at $23.1 million in 2006, even though the hotel had not yet opened, the owners cried foul. The St. Louis-based company proffered its own appraisal of the property -- this one s ... More >>
Image courtesy of Margaret Bour Common Chesterfield recyclablesLast October, the RFT detailed a neighborhood dispute between the Parkway School District and the residents of a white-collar subdivision in Chesterfield. The school district said it recycled more than 1,300 tons of trash each ... More >>
Remember the outrage and handwringing last October when a few suburban St. Louis middle school students celebrated "Hit a Jew Day"? Well, guess what? The holiday -- at least a variation of it -- is back. This time it occurred at a middle school in Naples, Florida, where ten students were suspended l ... More >>
The Vashon High School Wolverines have won five state titles in the past eight years. But did they play by the rules?
Week of April 14, 2004
An off-duty policeman was lauded for killing a robber who wounded two vendors. That was before allegations that the officer was actually protecting a gambling joint.
Week of July 4th, 2001
The parents of Elliot Bennett, like the parents of many autistic children, want their child in a regular classroom. Inclusion's the trend -- and a federal mandate. But most schools aren't ready to make room.