They're here. They're queer. And now they're married. Gay marriage arrived suddenly in Missouri on Wednesday night when four gay couples wed in Mayor Francis Slay's office in a top-secret ceremony. Each bride and groom knew they'd be jumping head first into a contentious and litigious public deba ... More >>
Should federal welfare recipients in Missouri face drug tests? More specifically, is it a good use of taxpayer money? To State Rep. Stacey Newman, the answer is clearly no. Statistics that she shares with Daily RFT -- and which were debated at a hearing last week -- show that while the state has a ... More >>
Update below: Mark Ficken, the announcer at the center of the Missouri State Fair rodeo scandal, did nothing wrong during the controversial Obama clown performance. That is according to the Boonville School District, which is today releasing findings of its investigation into Ficken, who is the dis ... More >>
Sen. Daniel Inouye, who passed this week, was present for some of the 20th Century's pivotal events. Born in Hawaii in 1924, he witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a medical volunteer. He enlisted in the Army and fought in World War II; there he lost an arm and still stayed in the service until 194 ... More >>
Local legend Ernie Hays has passed away at the age of 77. Hays manned the stadium organ for the St. Louis Cardinals for 40 years before retiring prior to the 2010 season. In an age when more and more ballparks use recorded pop songs to entertain fans, Hays was an outlier who insisted on playing show ... More >>
The sheer longevity of The Simpsons would be impressive if it wasn't so frightening. Consider: A person born on the day of the first non-Tracey Ullman Show episode is now 22 years old. And if characters from the show actually aged, Bart Simpson would be three years away from being able to assume the ... More >>
Among the cuts Defense Secretary Robert Gates proposed in his 2010 budget in April was for funding of the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter plane. Yesterday Missouri Senator Kit Bond and several colleagues sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee to restore funding for the F/A-18 and, i ... More >>
Since I'm so full of good ideas lately on ways to improve St. Louis, here's another one: How about we dock the top-secret vessel (above) on our riverbank and bill it as a tourist attraction? As the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday, the U.S. Navy has been trying to give away the ship and has ye ... More >>
James and Ulysses
"So I took some aspirin and read it again."
Sonny Trimble's grave undertaking: unearthing the victims of Saddam's slaughter.
The stateís winemakers and food producers arenít exactly key playersin the global economy. A Mizzou professor aims to change all that.
Unreal always cleans our plate, but now we're a little nervous about fish. Oh, and hot dogs. Plus -- the cops don't like it when you fake a carjacking. Who knew?
Annapolis salutes all the classic boxing clichés
Three St. Louis-area women take burlesque to new heights
St. Louis radio's provocateur was a mystery in life -- and in death
Veterans wait (and wait) for their GI Bill benefits
The Rep sets sail with a rare staging of Mister Roberts
God smiles on bikers and barkers
Carol Bledsoe's alleged killer had a long criminal record and deep psychological problems. Church volunteers didn't know how big a threat he posed.
Week of August 7, 2002
Hunting a virtual trickster unveils the persistent hold of Simutronics' game world
A Webster University professor is delivered some food he didn't order
A Muslim worker at the Ford plant faces a difficult choice
Week of November 28, 2001
Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 3; Jazz at the Bistro
Suzy the Chimp is dead, her teenage killer faces charges and there's bad blood all around