After one of its helicopters crashed in Seattle on Tuesday, Helicopters Inc., a St. Louis-area business, says it's cooperating with a federal investigation into the fiery wreck that killed two of its employees, a veteran photojournalist and a pilot.
Image viaBoeing wasn't exactly flyin' high in the late 90s and early aughts.A new book on Boeing -- St. Louis' second largest employer -- documents its tumultuous period between 1996 and 2006, when it merged with MacDonnell Douglas, dealt with strikes and saw high-level managers ensnared in ethic ... More >>
For the 25th year, Farm Aid combined music, agriculture and food, this time in Milwaukee. USA Today covered the festival, emphasizing its support of family farms. Performer Jason Mraz said, "This is the one concert (and) cause that affects everybody. This is about our food. Farm Aid reminds us that ... More >>
Image sourceWouldn't Cliff Lee look nice in Cardinal red?In case you haven't been paying attention these past three games, the Mariners stink.It's a special kind of stink too. They run into outs on the bases, commit costly errors, blow saves and generally suck at hitting. Just think of an ugly wa ... More >>
Arizona's loose gun laws let restaurant owners decide they'll allow guns - registered and legal, of course - in their establishments. The Arizona Daily Star reports on the growing divide between gun advocates and those who'd rather not dine with a posse in the same dining room. What happens to an ... More >>
Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: This restaurant's music makes me feel like I just spent $20 on hotel room pay-per-view. Well of course the sushi lights up. 8 different colors!
New television drama set in New Orleans tries to get the food right. "Treme" airs on HBO, produced by "The Wire" creator David Simon and focuses on a chef. Despite a few food timeline goofs, CNN said that the show's getting the city's food right. The new food trend in New York City? Going ancient. ... More >>
Image via the Seattle Times These nets could've been yours, St. LouisFull disclosure: The author is a graduate of the University of Washington, a four-year member of the school's student rooting section the Dawg Pack (aka Romarville) and one of the most rabid Husky fans on the planet. Now ... More >>
Image Via George Ryan's hair said the same thingRod Blogojevich pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to revised charges that he attempted to sell President Obama's vacant Illinois senate seat to the highest bidder. Then he revealed his new strategy for winning his seemingly unwinnable corruptio ... More >>
Pre-washed bagged salads might not be washed well enough. (Consumer Reports)Arizona-based seafood company accused of selling Vietnamese catfish labeled as grouper to buyers on the Gulf Coast. (Mobile Press-Register)Kosher and halal meat not necessarily a better choice for the environment. ... More >>
Week-long campaign challenges people to eat on $7 a day. (Seattle Times)Australian wines flood the market. (AFP News)Expired canned food sales boom in U.K. (The Mirror)Dissecting the most ridiculous butter-substitute commercial ever. (Idolator.com)
blameitonthevoices.comSeattle Police are taking a more relaxed approach to drug laws...St. Louis police prefer to wage the war on drugs the old fashioned way. Coke dealers on the Northside? Root 'em out, round 'em up, make a few arrests, and confiscate some dope for the TV cameras. Meanwhile in S ... More >>
Though it's unlikely Ichiro Suzuki combed through last week's Riverfront Times Guide to the All-Star Game, the Seattle Mariners star did visit one prominent spot on Ian Froeb's fact-packed (if controversial) "Inside Baseball: A tour of St. Louis landmarks, from the famous to the infamous (and everyt ... More >>
New FDA head Margaret Hamburg meets the press for the first time since being confirmed. (New York Times)A new U.N. report finds that crop prices have fallen with the global recession -- but should still rise over the next decade. (New York Times)Beginning in 2011, any food that uses the cochineal bu ... More >>
blogs.seattleweekly.comThat's the line one of the best baseball writers on the planet, the Seattle Times' Larry Stone, uses to talk up the intelligence of the animal rights activist formerly known as Cards manager Tony La Russa in his always-hilarious "Power Rankings" column.Stone happens to think p ... More >>
In today's news: climate change, Chicago going vegetarian (?) and a new jet for Starbucks.
Baseball blogs make a successful pitch for legitimacy.
African-American ballplayers are getting rarer than a triple play.
Internet hoops junkies fuel Shawn Siegel's Jerry Maguire-like dreams
Did the Post-Dispatch try to buy itself?
Week of August 4, 2004