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SLM Daily February 2012

Trader Bob's on South Jefferson Continues its Legacy as One of the Oldest and Most Famous Tattoo Shops in the Country

For the month of February, we’ve visited places of classic commerce, old-school businesses that do a healthy trade, despite a changing world around them. This is our fifth installment of five. Che... more »

Feb 29, 2012 11:25 AM News

Strong Storms and Tornadoes Hit Branson, Southern Illinois

A strong storm with a string of possible tornadoes hit the Branson area and southern Illinois last night, killing several and injuring dozens. According to the Springfield News-Leader , the tor... more »

Feb 29, 2012 9:33 AM News

Lewis Reed to the Rescue

Any hope for the city of St. Louis to end its history of having a predominantly white union ( International Association of Fire Fighters Local 73 ) and a predominantly black union ( Firefighters In... more »

Feb 28, 2012 11:42 AM News

Options, Options, And More Options For the St. Louis Rams

The St. Louis Rams have plenty of options with the second overall pick in April’s NFL draft. What the Rams will do with that pick was a hot topic at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis over ... more »

Feb 27, 2012 11:12 AM Sports

Don't Miss Two Events This Weekend That Will Help Make the World a Better Place

Yesterday’s record high temps—70 degrees in February—probably had you thinking you’d be spending the weekend sipping mai tais in the backyard. But a 30-degree drop today has reminded us that we are... more »

Feb 24, 2012 3:35 PM News

Ticket Requesting Now Open for "Oprah's Lifeclass" Taping at the Peabody Opera House on March 26

Miss watching Oprah every day on network TV? Now you can see her in person! Oprah has announced that she'll be taking her popular Oprah Winfrey Network show, Oprah's Lifeclass on tour this spring... more »

Feb 23, 2012 2:38 PM News

Pudd’nhead Books Thrives in New Webster Groves Location

For the month of February, we’ll visit places of classic commerce, old-school businesses that do a healthy trade, despite a changing world around them. This is our fourth installment of five. Chec... more »

Feb 22, 2012 9:03 AM News

Pujols Puts Past Behind Him As He Tries On His Angel Wings

For more than a decade, Albert Pujols was the main attraction at the Cardinals' spring training in Jupiter, Fla. But the call of “Go west, young man”—plus $240 million—was too much for Pujols to ig... more »

Feb 20, 2012 7:58 PM Sports

Fisher, Snead Bring Culture Change to Rams Park

For the first time since the team moved to St. Louis, the Rams will begin a season with both a new head coach and new general manager. The team introduced Les Snead as its GM last Tuesday. The... more »

Feb 20, 2012 1:09 PM Sports

Check out The Porch for a More Upscale Soulard Mardi Gras Experience

When I'm at a street fête with besotted revelers, mile-long lines for beer, and port-a-potties, I can get, shall we say, cranky. Mardi Gras in Soulard will be fun, no doubt, assuming things go my w... more »

Feb 17, 2012 10:30 AM News

Photograph by Dilip Vishwanat

Hidden Valley Ski Resort to Undergo $2 Million Expansion

Love to hit the slopes in the winter, but don't have the time to travel to a more mountainous location? For many, Hidden Valley Ski Resort (17409 Hidden Valley, 636-938-5373) in Wildwood is the a... more »

Feb 16, 2012 3:58 PM News

Stan Kroenke, Meet Bill DeWitt: A St. Louis Connection to the Dodgers (and Rams?) Saga

For those keeping score at home, St. Louis will at least have a little representation in the sweepstakes for purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers. But it won’t just be Rams owner Stan Kroenke off... more »

Feb 15, 2012 11:01 AM Sports

Joe’s Shoe Repair: Broken English, Unbroken Shoes

For the month of February, we’ll visit places of classic commerce, old-school businesses that do a healthy trade, despite a changing world around them. This is our third installment of five. Check... more »

Feb 15, 2012 8:54 AM News

Somebody Needed to Educate Rex Sinquefield Before His Infamous Klan Speech

I’m not sure how many—if any—black people work for the Show-Me Institute. But if there is at least one black employee, Rex Sinquefield should have asked him or her about his speech that mentioned... more »

Feb 14, 2012 8:33 AM News

A Winning Weekend For the St. Louis Blues

David Perron and the St. Louis Blues are red-hot. Perron has four goals in the last six games—three of them coming in this weekend's victories over the Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks. The B... more »

Feb 13, 2012 1:23 PM News

Take a Ride with Colorado Bob's Ship of Fools to Soulard During Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is right around the corner, and there really is no better place to celebrate than in Soulard. But instead of driving all the way there, searching endlessly for a spot, walking blocks and... more »

Feb 10, 2012 11:11 AM News

U.S. News & World Report Ranks St. Louis Hotels, Four Seasons on Top

Earlier this week, U.S. News & World Report came out with a list of the 40 top hotels in the St. Louis area, with the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis , the only five-star hotel in the area, ranked ... more »

Feb 9, 2012 2:12 PM News

Photo by Will Harbaugh

Hedwig Arrives

Why stay in the Arctic Circle? more »

Feb 8, 2012 6:54 PM News

Revisiting Classic Commerce at Paul’s Bait & Tackle on Chippewa

For the month of February, we’ll visit places of classic commerce, old-school businesses that do a healthy trade, despite a changing world around them. This is our second installment of five. Chec... more »

Feb 8, 2012 10:52 AM News

Who's Giving Up What When It Comes to the Rams Playing In London?

I applauded the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission and the St. Louis Rams last week for making public the CVC’s $124 million proposal to spruce up the Edward Jones Dome and make it amon... more »

Feb 6, 2012 8:53 PM Sports