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SLM Daily July 2013

Tonight, when the Cardinals take on the Pirates at 6:05 p.m. in Pittsburgh, Mike Shannon won't be in the booth calling the game on the radio. Instead, he'll be at Mike Shannon's Grill in Edwardsvil... Read more

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Photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA

A lot of attention is being paid this week to the 20th anniversary of the Great Flood of 1993. What a heckuva deluge that was, and as a TV news reporter/anchor, I was right in the thick of things. ... Read more

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My 12-year-old daughter Blaine and I made a trip to Springfield, Ill., last Monday to tour the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum , as well as his home and tomb . I had never made ... Read more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Is it just me, or does football season seem to sneak up on us here in St. Louis? Perhaps it's because in this baseball-obsessed town, the Cardinals hold our collective attention through the proverb... Read more

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Rumor had it that the bust of Joseph Pulitzer in the lobby of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch still belonged to Emily Pulitzer, even though she sold the paper in 2005. Like most good rumors, it was t... Read more

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August 3: Nelly

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By Nancy Curtis and Rosalind Early Celebrate the last days of summer with events in St. Louis, including the Japanese Festival, Steely Dan, and Nelly. Here's our list of the top 10 things not to miss ... Read more

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Through August 2: <em>Mary Poppins</em>

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By Nancy Curtis and Rosalind Early Have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious weekend with performances including Mary Poppins , R&B, and Southern rock. Here are the top five things not to miss from t... Read more

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The recent statements by President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder about veiled racism and racial profiling in America, in response to the Trayvon Martin case, reminded me of one of the scar... Read more

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With the nation still deep in discussion about George Zimmerman’s victory in a Florida courtroom, this part of Missouri has had two ridiculous incidents that led to men violently losing their lives... Read more

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At this point, any criticisms of the Cardinals must come with a caveat. The birds boast the best winning percentage in baseball, so pointing out flaws can feel like needless nitpicking. Any critiqu... Read more

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This weekend, dozens of post-9/11 military veterans will be in St. Louis to start the next stage of their lives. It's orientation for The Mission Continues , a local organization founded by former... Read more

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By Nancy Curtis and Rosalind Early Watch a classic movie or a musical under the stars, check out a documentary or rock out to OneRepublic, all this weekend in St. Louis. Here are the top 5 things not ... Read more

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It looks like Governor Jay Nixon is basically ignoring Attorney General Chris Koster’s calls to reinstitute the state’s mothballed gas chamber while the use of lethal injection is stalled becau... Read more

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Tonight at Citi Field in New York, the starting pitcher for the American League in the MLB All-Star game will be Tigers hurler Max Scherzer, who grew up in Chesterfield. He was originally drafted b... Read more

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A few years back, owners and operators of food carts in the city of St. Louis fought for the right to serve the public a great hot dog, protesting a city plan to make the permitting process for s... Read more

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Two out, two on, bottom of the eighth inning, Wrigley Field. The Cardinals lead 6-4. Closer Edward Mujica is on the mound, trying to wiggle out of the jam. Pinch hitter Cody Ransom steps up for the... Read more

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Vedad Ibisevic graduated from Roosevelt High School. That should qualify him, if not define him, as being from St. Louis. Apparently, for some, that is not enough. One could argue—if one is... Read more

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July 12: Let Them Eat Art

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By Nancy Curtis and Rosalind Early Get your arts and culture fix with this weekend’s events, from opera to outdoor concerts. Here are the top 5 things not to miss from the SLM calendar: Read more

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Today is the second official day of what could be the beginning of a major upheaval in the structure of public education in the entire St. Louis metro area. The gate opened yesterday for disencha... Read more

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In a letter dated July 2, the Convention and Visitors Commission officially told the St. Louis Rams that it would not be paying the bill with public funds for a proposed $700 million improvement ... Read more

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