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SLM Daily April 2012

Rams Draft Class Filled With Plenty of Talent and Concern

When Jeff Fisher took over as coach of the St. Louis Rams, he inherited a team that had won a combined 15 games over the past five seasons and had a plethora of needs. Fisher first gave pink sli... more »

Apr 30, 2012 2:30 PM Sports

Eat, Drink, and be Merry (on the Cheap) at Hammerstone’s

There are many different reasons to frequent a night spot: the drinks, the decor, the eye candy. But, Hammerstone's (2028 S. 9th, 314-773-5565), I go there for the food… food I don't dare eat sob... more »

Apr 27, 2012 9:31 AM News

Photograph courtesy of Peabody Opera House

The Top 10 Things to Do This May in St. Louis

This month, you'll be taking your spoonful of sugar along with art fairs, comedians, concerts, and more. Here's our list of the top 10 things not to miss from the SLM calendar (in chronological o... more »

Apr 26, 2012 1:23 PM , News

Night Bike Riding in St. Louis Puts the Senses to Work, Even Close to Home

With spring having sprung a few weeks early, we turn our attention to the outdoors in April, exploring places both new and old and new to us. Check back to SLM Daily weekly for Wednesday updates, ... more »

Apr 25, 2012 8:56 AM News

I Doubt NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Would Come to the St. Louis Rams’ Rescue

Forty-eight hours after a Minnesota legislative house committee derailed a plan to fund a $975 million football stadium in downtown Minneapolis, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was en route to the... more »

Apr 24, 2012 7:38 AM Sports

The St. Louis Blues Are Riding High With the First Series Win Since 2002

For the first time in a decade, the St. Louis Blues celebrated a playoff series victory on Saturday. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said David Perron’s game-winning goal Saturday night was half joy,... more »

Apr 23, 2012 10:21 AM News

Benton Park's Hidden Gem: The Map Room

Those who have been to The Map Room share the same dilemma: There’s a temptation to shout from the rooftops how special this place is…and then there’s the selfish—and perhaps more rational—desire t... more »

Apr 20, 2012 10:35 AM News

10 Ways to Participate in National Volunteer Week

St. Louisans love to volunteer. Recently, St. Louis' volunteer rate was ranked 10th in the 2011 Volunteering in America study for all major U.S. metropolitan areas. More than 31 percent of adults i... more »

Apr 19, 2012 7:02 AM News

Route 66 State Park: A Ghost Town Reborn and Repurposed

With spring having sprung a few weeks early, we turn our attention to the outdoors in April, exploring places both new and old and new to us. Check back to SLM Daily weekly for Wednesday updates, ... more »

Apr 18, 2012 9:56 AM News

Kirkwood Vote Totals Tell a Tale of Indifference

If you ever needed proof that your vote counts, look to the April 3 election in Kirkwood. If you ever needed proof that people don’t care that their vote counts, look to Kirkwood on that same go... more »

Apr 17, 2012 7:49 AM News

A St. Louis Sports Weekend to Remember: Cardinals and Blues Win Key Games

When the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, it capped a wild sports weekend in St. Louis. The weekend began on Thursday with the St. Louis Blues opening the team's first playof... more »

Apr 16, 2012 12:44 PM Sports

Irish Music at McGurk's

I’ve been to McGurk ’s a dozen times. I’m obsessed with the patio: It is what I imagine The Secret Garden would look like if they served beer and corned beef. It’s no wonder this place is one o... more »

Apr 13, 2012 9:11 AM News

Photograph by Jeff Curry

How to Celebrate the St. Louis Cardinals’ Home Opener

After a memorable World Series win and a solid start to the season, the St. Louis Cardinals are finally playing at home this Friday against the Chicago Cubs for the home opener. Whether or not you’... more »

Apr 12, 2012 2:15 PM Sports

Discovering the Best Places for Outdoor Reading Experiences in St. Louis

With spring having sprung a few weeks early, we turn our attention to the outdoors in April, exploring places both new and old and new to us. Check back to SLM Daily weekly for Wednesday updates. ... more »

Apr 11, 2012 10:40 AM News

A Yard-Sign Armistice in Kirkwood?

If you live in Kirkwood or travel many of its streets, then you probably thought Jim Wilder was a certain winner in the four-way race for three seats on the Kirkwood City Council. He finished ... more »

Apr 10, 2012 8:49 AM News

The St. Louis Blues Limp Into the Playoffs

Almost lost in the excitement of Major League Baseball’s opening weekend, with the St. Louis Cardinals taking two of three at Milwaukee , and Bubba Watson winning a dramatic Masters for his firs... more »

Apr 9, 2012 12:58 PM Sports

Take a Break from the Work Week with Wednesday Flight Nights at Robust

Drinking wine can be tricky. Actually, drinking it is quite easy. It's the selecting and paying for it that can be hard. Wine can be cryptic and costly. That's why Robust (227 West Lockwood, 314-... more »

Apr 6, 2012 9:25 AM News

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Confluence Academy up for NBC’s "Smash" Make a Musical Contest

Following in the footsteps of other TV musical dramas, NBC's new series Smash takes viewers on a fun and drama-filled adventure in the New York musical scene. Viewers love watching the show's sta... more »

Apr 5, 2012 3:43 PM News

Discovering the Past Through the Present at Woodhenge in Cahokia Mounds

With spring having sprung a few weeks early, we turn our attention to the outdoors in April, exploring places new, old, and new to us. Check back to SLM Daily weekly for Wednesday updates. At s... more »

Apr 4, 2012 9:09 AM News

Did Mega Millions Bring Out Mega-Greed in Maryland?

While working for a former employer, some workmates and I used to pool our money every other week to purchase Powerball tickets. We won several times—less than $100 when split at least eight ways—a... more »

Apr 3, 2012 9:17 AM News