RFT's 10 Biggest Stories of 2012

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Samantha Edwards + bath salts = naked mayhem
Samantha Edwards + bath salts = naked mayhem
They're probably not the most important stories of 2012, but if you wish to really know what's up in St. Louis, make sure you've made it through the ten most-viewed articles on Riverfronttimes.com in 2012. Happy New Year!

10) Samantha Edwards: Charged With Naked Ice Capades in Greene County

It's all fun and games until some gal snorts bath salts. 

9) Missouri Representative Stacey Newman Introduces Bill to Restrict Vasectomies

In response to all the man-talk about when/how women have abortions, one St. Louis County politician decided to file an ironic bill about when/how males should have vasectomies.

Alicea Binford and Shelley Lewis: Lots of swingin' on the course.
Alicea Binford and Shelley Lewis: Lots of swingin' on the course.
8) Alicia Binford and Shelly Lewis: Their Golf Game is Indecent

A citizen complained, so the police showed up to a golf course in Alton. Sure enough, there were boobies. And then arrests.

7) Busted! Scamwich Artist Unmasked by Local Restaurant Owners

Mitchell Kerman had a good thing going: He would call an eatery, complain about his order, and get free food -- until several restaurateurs realized they'd been hornswoggled!

6) Missouri's Prop B is About Tobacco Taxes, But You'd Never Know from Billboards

The aim of Prop B was to raise tobacco taxes and give that money to schools. But the convenience store lobby killed the initiative by putting up signs that left out some, shall we say, rather pertinent information.

5) Sneak Peek at Mizzou's New Football Helmet?

We discovered a graphic designer whose obsession with the Mizzou Tigers eventually influenced the team's new uniform design.

4) Monarch to Close on March 11

Why a fine-dining establishment helmed by the well-respected chef Josh Galliano closed its doors for good.

3) Westboro Baptist Church to Raise Funds for LGBT Equality

The God-Hates-Fags people planned to protest Clayton High School for their tolerance of LGBT students. This drew the school much attention, which they then used to raise money for the Gay-Straight Alliance. Eat it, Fred Phelps.

This is dumb. - Image via
This is dumb.
2) The Ten Dumbest Sports of the Summer Olympics

Synchronized swimming is dumb. Not as dumb, though, as equestrian dressage.

1) Where you should've gone to high school

High school in St. Louis is a big deal, and can be bewildering to outsiders. This handy flow-chart sorts it all out for you.
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