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Monday, January 31, 2011

UPDATE: Mayor, Rest of City Get Ready for Impending Snowpocalypse

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Egypt is in total chaos right now, you may have heard. The government has been overturned and there's rioting in the streets. But the Egyptians are way luckier than St. Louisans because even though their country is a shambles, it's going to be 70 degrees and sunny in Cairo...

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What to Read When You're Snowed In

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:04 PM

A power outage could take your beloved Internet,TV and Wii away from you, but fortunately, there are other forms of entertainment besides Charades. Like books! (That is provided you have a flashlight or a candle.) Nikki Furrer, owner of Pudd'nhead Books (currently the reigning Best Independent Bookstore in St....

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What They Didn't Tell You About the Off-Duty Cop Who Got Jumped on the Landing

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 2:15 PM

At about 3 a.m. Sunday, an off-duty cop on the 100 block of Lucas Avenue (Laclede's Landing) observed some robust assholery: a guy, walking down the street, kicking and striking parked vehicles. So the cop identifies himself and tries to detain him, but then a second douchebag appears and...

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Stop Foreclosing on Our Homes! Activist Group Announces "People's Hearing," Tells Banks to Be Ready

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 12:15 PM

It may not be Cairo, but we've had our share of protesting lately, too. Last Friday a throng of activists assembled at the entrance of the downtown branch of Bank of America in support of foreclosure victims and made an attempt to storm the bank. The group was blocked...

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Clarence Smith: 17-Year-Old Charged with Multiple Rapes in St. Louis

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Don't let that baby face fool you. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office is charging 17-year-old Clarence Smith with 32 felony counts -- including five counts of rape, four counts of forcible sodomy, kidnapping and four counts of first-degree robbery. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department believes that Smith's...

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Ed Martin Announces Candidacy for U.S. Senate

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Well, Ed Martin didn't tease us for very long. A week after making a non-announcement announcement about his bid for U.S. Senate, Ed Martin today made it official. He's in....

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A Quiet All-Star Weekend for St. Louis Sports

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 9:03 AM

There were two all-star games going on in the sporting world this weekend: the NFL's Pro Bowl, a.k.a. The Least Interesting Thing Ever, and the NHL All-Star Game, a.k.a. Whoops, I Totally Forgot About Hockey For a Second There, This Might Be Less Interesting Than the Pro Bowl. Don't get...

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American City: St. Louis Architecture Gets a Coffee Table Book

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Robert Sharoff and William Zbaren came here in 2006 on a discreet assignment: to report for the New York Times on yet another plan for the St. Louis Centre, the late, not-quite-so-great shopping center downtown.Five years later, the Chicago residents are unveiling the tome that directly sprang from that...

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Girl Next Door Party This Saturday Features Celebrity Judge Bree Olson

Posted By on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Our friends at insidestl.com our hosting their biggest annual event on Saturday: the Girl Next Door of the Year contest. And this year they've got one of the most talked about porn stars of late to help them judge the contestants. That's right Bree Olson -- the woman recently...

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Multimillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme Roils the Orthodox Jewish Community of St. Louis

Posted By on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 2:16 PM

These days, Joshua David Gould of University City dances in a Statue of Liberty costume to lure customers toward an income tax preparer. But the 31-year-old Orthodox Jew knows how to sing, too. To the feds, that is. Gould, a former securities broker for Woodbury Financial Services, recently came...

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