The airline industry needs cash in a major way. Overall profits were down some $3 billion last year, and so airlines have started rolling out well-publicized, much-maligned fees for things like checked bags and carry-on luggage. (Enjoy using that armrest for free while you still can.)
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A new report out by the Brookings Institution, an independent research group, shows that the number of Americans living in extreme concentrated poverty grew by a third over the past decade, climbing from 9.1 to 10.5 percent since 2000, according to census data.
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Wikimedia CommonsWither, Tony Packo's? Hot-dog lawsuits in Toledo and Chicago.
At least these problems aren't Congressional in nature. Some of the nation's favorite hot dog institutions have troubles more judiciary and executive in nature.
In Chicago, Vienna Beef is suing Scott D. Ladany, a ... More >>
A Census employee works the streets of (INSERT MIDWEST CITY) last summer.Yesterday St. Louis officials all but conceded that the 2010 U.S. Census got it right: The city did lose 30,000 people, or 8.3 percent of its population, over the past decade. And while there's been lots of hand-wringing abo ... More >>
Adrienne Nicole MartinWhile the tragic death of Adrienne Nicole Martin remains shrouded in mystery, her passing confirms one thing: St. Louis' most notorious bachelor is back on the prowl.August Busch IV, who served as CEO of Anheuser-Busch prior to its acquisition by InBev, reportedly had been d ... More >>
This incident occurred in Toledo, Ohio, on New Year's Day. However, the surveillance-camera footage wasn't released until now, via Eater. A McDonald's drive-thru customer, apparently unable to order McNuggets at this time of day, goes completely nuts. No sound, but rather violent. Proceed with cauti ... More >>
Busch IV, circa the mid-1990s when the spanking episode allegedly took place.We hadn't either, until we talked to Jeff Lamb. Lamb is a voice-over talent in Toledo and just released a self-published book recalling his days as a radio host in the '80s and '90s.One of the teasers for Lamb's book, "I ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/twofivethreetwoWhat the eff is going on with all the Chuck E. Cheese mayhem across the Midwest in the last couple weeks? Exhibit A: the brawl that broke out Saturday night at the Chuck E. Cheese franchise near South County Mall. This was between adults, mind you. Even celeb goss ... More >>
Another week, another poll ranking St. Louis as one of the crappiest places to live. This one from Forbes, which is out with its survey of "America's Most Miserable Cities". The magazine ranks cities based on a number of factors, including: unemploymenttaxes (both sales and income)commute timesvi ... More >>
Well, the Rams' 2008 campaign has finally, mercifully, come to an end. And you know what's just a little bit sad about that fact? They actually started to look a little bit like a real team there toward the end. Yes, they lost to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon. But guess what? The ... More >>
Men's Health and Women's Health magazines have come out with their ranking of the 100 best -- and worst -- cities in America for healthy living. St. Louis ranks as the second-worst city in both Men's Health and Women's Health, with only Bakersfield, California, and Charleston, West Virginia, respect ... More >>
The New Yorker knows that a dry crack is a happy crack, Dick Gephardt can't wait for a slice of peach pie and Blake Ashby phones it in; plus a Sanford-Brown update, dueling Bosnian beauty queens and banter with comedian/shine man Jules Summerville
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.