Dressed in tuxedos and glittering bow ties, Bruce Yampolsky and Terry Garrett ascended St. Louis City Hall's marble staircase to the second floor prepared to do something illegal — a secret operation months in the making. Garrett, a 51-year-old archivist for the city's Recorder of Deeds offic ... More >>
Eleven months ago the RFT published "Broken Lives On Waterford Crystal Drive" about the Internet backlash directed at Lori Drew, the now-infamous woman who allegedly drove Megan Meier, her teenage neighbor, to suicide by sending her messages from a fake MySpace account.
St. Charles resident Lori Drew on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges of "conspiracy and accessing protected computers without authorization" in Los Angeles, where the offices of MySpace.com are located. Steven Mikulan / LA Weekly Media Village of the Damned: Press waiting for Lori Drew LA We ... More >>
Update, 7 p.m.: CNN.com reports the following: A federal indictment accuses Lori Drew, 49, of O'Fallon, Missouri, of using a MySpace account to pose as a 16-year-old boy and feign romantic interest in the girl. The girl, Megan Meier, committed suicide after her online love interest spurned her, a ... More >>
Week of December 27, 2007
Readers sound off on policing of the internet, the Catholic church and Wash. U.
My fellow staff writer Keegan Hamilton was unable to reach Lori or Curt Drew for his story last week on the hanging death of thirteen-year-old Megan Meier. Lori Drew’s voicemail box was full, and no one answered the door at the couple’s home on Waterford Crystal Drive. Other journalists -- fro ... More >>
Keegan Hamilton makes a stop on Waterford Crystal Drive in Dardenne Prairie, where lives were forever altered by cyberspace. There's a big stink in Crystal City over plans for an iron-ore smelter. Join Chad Garrison, and take a whiff. In the stirring documentary Joe Strummer: The Future Is Un ... More >>
When it comes to cyber-malice, the Internet has its own version of vigilante justice.
Earlier this week the Post-Dispatch’s suburban sibling St. Charles Journal ran a heartbreaking story by Steve Pokin about the suicide of an awkward thirteen-year-old from Dardenne Prairie, Megan Meier. Ron Sykes | St. Charles Journal Megan Meier's parents, Tina and Ron Meier, at their daughter' ... More >>
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Norway's Sissel mixes classical songs with pop trappings. And it works.