Patrick McCarthy

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Wizard of Oz "Munchkin" Mickey Carroll Was Not Exploited; Jury Sides With Caretaker

    For five days last week, the family of the late Mickey Carroll suggested that their uncle's caretaker manipulated and financially exploited the Wizard of Oz actor prior to his death in 2009. Yet those arguments failed to sway a St. Louis County jury that needed just two hours to clear the former car ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Munchkin Mickey Carroll's Caretaker Sues National Enquirer for Defamation

    Photo: Jennifer SilverbergCarroll at his home in 2007.‚ÄčLinda Dodge, the former caretaker of Wizard of Oz actor Mickey Carroll, has filed a lawsuit against the National Enquirer and Carroll's niece, Janet Finocchiaro, claiming Dodge was defamed in an article appearing two years ago in the gossip ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    WTF? Slay No Read RFT?!

    Unreal couldn't help feeling consternation this morning upon finding Jeremy Kohler's "Political Fix" blog re: Mayor Francis Slay and one of his lobbyists, Lou Hamilton, ever so prominently displayed on the STLtoday home page beneath a story about Slay's hard-knuckled re-election campaign.Did you see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Red-Light Special! Lou Hamilton's SUV Stolen!

    The local daily's diva of dish, Deb Peterson, served up a huge piece of dookie this morning on local lobbyist Lou Hamilton. As Peterson recounts, some punks made off with Hamilton's 2004 GMC Yukon Denali earlier this week. Pilfered it right from his mansion on Westminster Place.The cops later found ... More >>

  • News

    April 5, 2006

    A Cherry on Top

    VIP motorcades are no big deal -- they're just illegal

  • News

    November 10, 2004

    Death and Taxis

    Minority cab companies doing business with the airport may face extinction

  • News

    October 22, 2003


    Week of October 22, 2003

  • News

    December 25, 2002

    Texas Ram

    Week of December 25, 2002

  • News

    June 20, 2001


    Week of June 20, 2001

  • Culture

    December 6, 2000

    Casualties of War

    We Will Survive documents the living history of St. Louis' Bosnian refugees

  • News

    August 16, 2000

    Live to Tell

    After surviving the Balkan wars, refugees from Bosnia-Herzegovina have been given a place to tell their story at the Missouri Historical Society. The hard part is deciding what that story is.

  • Film

    February 2, 2000
  • Music

    March 17, 1999
  • News

    December 30, 1998
  • News

    December 23, 1998