This week, the United States Army announced that one of its sergeants in Fort Hood, Texas, is facing allegations of pandering, abusive sexual contact, assault and maltreatment of subordinates. The accusations are especially damning because that sergeant worked in the sexual harassment and assault ... More >>
Nearly every local news outlet has reported the story: This week the Army plans to drive armored vehicles through city streets as part of a training exercise it is holding at its reserve center in north St. Louis. But it was KSDK's version of the story last Thursday that really ignited the crazies. ... More >>
Mom got you stressed?If you don't throw Momma from the train, she might cause you to throw yourself off the plane. Yesterday, a 34-year-old man aboard a Continental flight traveling from Houston to Chicago made an attempt to open the airplane door while the plane was miles above the ground. ... More >>
It's time for your weekly brain dump. Open up and say duh. 1. Well, At Least The Internet Is Free. You have to appreciate the irony of this video. While Secretary Clinton delivers a speech on internet freedom, a man who dared interrupt her speech by holding up a sign was wrestled out of the room ... More >>
Drill sergeants get to yell at privates for not eating enough fruit. According to the Associated Press the U.S. Army has revamped their dining program for the first time in decades. The new program focuses on teaching new recruits basic nutrition. "'This is not (just) an Army problem,' said Lt. Gen. ... More >>
Image via BND.comThe Army wants to help Coach Darren Sunkett be all he can be.Despite the best efforts of the Illinois High School Association, East St. Louis head football coach Darren Sunkett will be on the sidelines this postseason.East St. Louis' outstanding quarterback/defensive back Glen Fa ... More >>
Image viaThe New York Times reports that scientists from the University of Montana and the U.S. Army have identified the likely cause of colony collapse disorder, which is blamed for destroying as much as 40% of the country's honeybee population since 2006.A fungus tag-teaming with a virus have a ... More >>
A 23-year-old Maplewood man who'd recently enlisted in the U.S. Army was shot and killed during a pre-dawn carjacking Wednesday in Sauget. Google Street ViewThe building that houses Route 3 Liquor.As the Belleville News-Democrat reports this morning, Martin "Marty" Lampe was sitting in a friend's ... More >>
The first image that appears when one googles the term "iraq police".There's a punch line (or two) in the following press release sent out today from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. If you find it, feel free leave it in the comment section below. Now, without further ado:
flickr.com/photos/portroidsJon Hamm, representative Missourian.Once again, The Daily Beast has figured out a way to make Missourians feel bad. In honor of the Miss America Pageant, the website has decided to rank the best-looking states based on all its residents, not just one representative nubi ... More >>
Good news from the 3rd battalion, 24th Marine Corps regiment based in Bridgeton: The 1,500-man ensemble is shipping out of Iraq, and, as Lt. Col. Shane Tomko puts it, "They're all in one piece."The U.S. Army will keep some troops in Iraq until 2011, but the 3/24 was the last Marine unit to deploy ... More >>
Though last night's World Series opener lacked a compelling plot line on the field, the dramaturgs at Major League Baseball and FOX saw to the heartstrings-pulling with a flag-waving tribute to Our Troops.As MLB announced in a press release yesterday, Game One was "dedicated in support of Welc ... More >>
Photo Via U.S. Army troops in 2006 in Kunar province, Afghanistan. General Stanley A. McChrystalWall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan recently opined how strange it is that General Stanley McChrystal, our top commander in Afghanistan, has not been asked to testify before ... More >>
Brendan Ryan reacts to news that he's a finalist.The St. Louis-based American Mustache Institute has just released the finalists for its annual Robert Goulet Memorial Award, honoring the man (or woman) who's done the most this year to promote and uphold the mustache as a lifestyle/fashion stateme ... More >>
Perhaps the new president is still a little peeved about losing Missouri in the general election (though unlikely), but it's probably his allegiance to the Chicago White Sox that caused him to reluctantly mention the Cardinals and give a shout-out to Scott Air Force Base during Tuesday night's Comma ... More >>
The ultimate war game
Unreal visits an anger-management expert. Then, feeling better, we scan the Bargain Box for a money-maker (note: not for shaking) and talk about psychiatrist-patient luv with a Scientologist (oops). Plus: the local blog of an alleged killer.
Week of October 26, 2005
CAMP builds a party
Weaponry isn't the only military component that has gotten more sophisticated in Iraq
Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center
If ever there was a time to acquaint yourself with MC5, it's here and now inAshcroft's America.
Scott's Black Hawk Down pays grim, gritty homage to real-life warriors
Webster University invaded by hostel beings at travel expo
The film Men of Bronze: The Black American Heroes of World War I chronicles the warm welcome of American jazzmen by their French hosts
By William Shakespeare (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)
Steve McCracken has overseen a 13-year, $800 million cleanup and burial of the radioactive waste at Weldon Spring. Now that the odyssey is nearing its end, one thought haunts him -- how to warn people in the future not to dig it up.
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.