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    April 5, 2013

    Commatose! Hundreds of Copyeditors Descend on St. Louis

    Copyeditors don't have the splashy bylines of reporters or the lovable kookiness of art directors. They sit at their desks with bowed heads, poring over their well-worn copies of the Chicago Manual of Style, checking to see if "postimpressionism" is one word, two words or hyphenated. They hear "und ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012
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    February 17, 2011

    Aaron Buerge, The Bachelor in 2002, Files for Personal Bankruptcy

    Image viaAaron Buerge, star of ABC's The Bachelor in 2002, has filed for bankruptcy​Be glad he didn't pick ya, ladies, because this Bachelor can be unfaithful. Ask his creditors. Aaron Buerge, Springfield resident and reality star of ABC's second season of The Bachelor, has filed for Chapter 7 ban ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Dine and Dash, via Ambulance

    Image via​Allow me to help alleviate this dull, brutally hot day by sharing a story from my beloved hometown of Baltimore.The Baltimore Sun relates the adventures of one Andrew Palmer, age 43, who decided that the conventional dine-and-dash scam was too, well, conventional.Prosecutors say Palmer d ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.16

    The FDA gives a boost to small organic farms with a variety of new efforts to improve conditions for farmers. "Guys, this is your window - use it," USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan told organic farmers and the companies that work with them on Wednesday. According to the San Francisco Chronic ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.12

    McCormick, the world's largest herb and spice company, is investing in research to find the health benefits of their products. "The basic question we're looking at is whether herbs and spices at culinary levels have health benefits," said Guy Johnson, executive director for McCormick's Science in ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 2.1

    Massive food distribution begins in Haiti. (CNN) ​ Salami recall expands to include Boar's Head products. Starbucks recalls reusable glass water bottles (Baltimore Sun)The eternal restaurant debate: What's more important? Price, ambiance, service or food?  (USDA, New York Times)Even when ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 10.26

    ​ Proposed Atlantic fishing ban scares sea captains, sellers. (WESH - TV)New book tells readers how to drink like Norm. (Baltimore Sun)Ice goes epicurean. (Los Angeles Times)Smart Choice pulls food labels. (Washington Post)Food sustainability leads to amateur butchering classes. (New York Tim ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 10.2

    ​ Coke changing labels to make calorie counts more obvious. (MSNBC)New dinner party trend - share the work and the expense. (Chicago Tribune)Americans aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables. Michelle Obama to tackle the issue on November 10th episode of Sesame Street. (U.S. News and Worl ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 9.15

    ​ How did Slow Foods USA do with its Labor Day Lunch-Ins last week? ( redefines "natural" meat. (The Atlantic)Colorado's oldest microbrewery celebrates 30 years. (The Colorado Daily)Adventures in home cheese making. (Baltimore Sun)Butcher shop closes after 119 years. This is no ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 9.14

    ​ Chipotle takes lead on supporting fair treatment of migrant tomato workers. (Gourmet)In defense of canned food, and the family who lived on stuff in their pantry all summer. (The Boston Globe, Omaha World-Herald)What's the big deal with the little hoki fish? ( vegetable ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 8.18

    ​NASA's busy in the kitchen, improving food for the International Space Station and developing meals for Mars. (Los Angeles Times, USA Today)Soda and juice linked to fatty liver. Beer linked to better bone density. And we're still not sure about how coffee and headaches work. (The Telegraph, B ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Re: St. Louis Police Dismantle North City Drug Ring (St. Louis continues to imitate The Wire )

    joevince3.files.wordpress.comStringer Bell is a bad mofoSt. Louis police announced yesterday that they had dismantled of a massive drug-dealing ring in north St. Louis' Jeff Vander Lou neighborhood by arresting 15 gang members and seizing 19 firearms and $1.5 million in cash and valuables. The group ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 7.17

    Kirkwood residents will vote this November on a proposed smoking ban. (Post-Dispatch)The recession and federal food-safety legislation have the organic-food industry worried. (Reuters)From Australia, via the Baltimore Sun, comes word of a my kind of cat, camped out in a beer fridge. (The Standard)

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    June 2, 2009

    FoodWire: Some Love for Schlafly

    As Gut Check has noted several times, this is the first annual St. Louis Craft Beer Week. So it's nice to see St. Louis craft breweries getting attention outside the area.First up, we have a poll for "Best Midwest Craft Brewery" on the Web site the Full Pint. Schlafly won with 25% of the vote, edgin ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 4.16

    More bad news for Maryland crabs: The lack of workers to pick crabs has the industry looking to the prisons. (Baltimore Sun)The battle over artificial sweeteners. (New York Times)Burger King sales plummet. (Bloomberg)

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    April 1, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 4.1

    More on the recall of pistachios due to salmonella fears. (Los Angeles Times)Crab season begins in the Chesapeake, with crabbers hoping the number of females has risen after last year's poor levels. (Baltimore Sun)Learning to love goat. As a food, you pervert. (New York Times)

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    March 12, 2009

    Erik Bedard Is a Pain In the Ass

    Or, well, at least, he has a pain in the ass. What sort of picture were you expecting?Okay, so it isn't quite as good as Kaz Matsui's time on the DL last year to recover from an anal fissure (good from the perspective of making for excellent sports writing fodder; I assume that actually having ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    Larry Bigbie's Day in the Sun

    Larry Bigbie is mad as hell, and he's not going to take it anymore! Well, that's not quite true. He's not all that angry, to be honest. He does, however, refuse to take it anymore. Okay, okay. I'm still exaggerating. He actually seems fairly resigned to his fate, if truth be told. Jesus, w ... More >>

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    February 6, 2009

    The Morning Peanut Butter: Friday, 2.6

    A Senate hearing on the salmonella outbreak in peanut butter features the expected righteous anger. (CNN)No more federal contracts for Peanut Corp. of America, the firm at the center of the outbreak. (Reuters)Elsewhere...Parts of the Arctic Sea are closed to commercial fishing. (New York Times)A sho ... More >>

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    July 7, 2008

    Gross Street, Indeed: Dog Gnaws Off Owner's Toe

    A 56-year-old Alton, Illinois, woman is recovering after her pet gnawed off her big toe while she was asleep, reported The (Alton) Telegraph on July 2. Not Linda Floyd's dog. Linda Floyd -- who lives on Gross Street in the river city -- was asleep on Monday, June 30 when her miniat ... More >>

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    June 25, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 6.25

    In light of the salmonella outbreak in tomatoes, official Gut Check cabinet member Secretary of Health and Human Service Michael Leavitt wants a food-safety office in Latin America. ( The U.S. reaches a food-safety agreement with Vietnam. (Bloomberg) Food aid is running short for v ... More >>

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    May 21, 2008
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    April 18, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 4.18

    Clearly, the dramatic, worldwide rise in food costs is the food story of 2008 (so far). Today the New York Times checks in with a comprehensive look at the crisis the rise is causing in poor countries. Related: France plans to increase its global food aid. (AFP) Also related: The president of Braz ... More >>

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    March 18, 2008
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    February 11, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 2.11 Trader Joe's will stop carrying some food from China. The grocery chain says its food from China is safe; the move is meant to appease customer concerns. This applies only to single ingredients (e.g., garlic), not processed foods that contain one or more ingredients from Ch ... More >>

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    November 6, 2007
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    September 6, 2007
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    August 28, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 8/28

    Our long national nightmare is over, my friends: Whole Foods has purchased rival Wild Oats for $565 million. (Washington Post) A new study finds that the obesity rate in America is, um, growing. The study's authors believe government intervention is necessary. (CNN) This is the best part of the ar ... More >>

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    August 16, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 8/16

    Not exactly the busiest 24 hours in food news. Food imported from Mexico is just as -- and perhaps more -- problematic than food imported from China. (Houston Chronicle) A report on cancer commissioned by President Bush takes the government to task for making it more difficult to eat healthy. (Reu ... More >>

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    July 20, 2007

    Small Plates: Friday, 7/20 Can he learn to say no? Greetings from Flower Mound, Texas. For your reading pleasure: Trying to understand the science of food cravings. (MSNBC) Food prices reach seventeen-year high. (Baltimore Sun) The House of Representatives approves nation-of-origin labeling for f ... More >>

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    July 9, 2007

    Small Plates: Monday, 7/9

    source: Dude always creeped me out. For your morning coffee (or that first break of a long work week): - A scientist at my undergrad alma mater, the University of Maryland, College Park, is trying to design a better strawberry. (Baltimore Sun) - A movement tryin ... More >>

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    March 9, 2005

    Pulitzer's Gain

    Some say Pulitzer Inc.'s sale to Lee Enterprises blew in quicker than a shotgun wedding. Others saw it coming a mile away.

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    January 19, 2005

    Lost Downtown

    Amid the lofty renaissance, the hardcore of the urban core

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    June 7, 2000

    Lost at Sea

    Editor Cole Campbell has left in his dinghy, and the mutineers at the Post-Dispatch are jubilant. Now, the flagship is listing and the crew has no idea where it's headed.

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    April 26, 2000

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    May 19, 1999
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    January 27, 1999

    The Tragic Christian

    Father James Carney left St. Louis to work with the poor in Honduras, putting him at odds with both church and state. Fifteen years after his mysterious death, a new CIA report raises more questions than answers.