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SLM Daily March 2011

Opening Day starts early in St. Louis. Even with a 3:15 p.m. first pitch, the atmosphere was buzzing inside and outside the stadium early Thursday morning. Ivory and the Diamond Ivory Mobley was work... Read more

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Photographs by Thomas Crone

Let’s roll with this assumption: most St. Louisans seldom, if ever, take time to walk along the banks of the River Des Peres. Many of us may view it as an ecological and industrial necessity, sure. Bu... Read more

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The latest nonsense out of Jefferson City comes from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), which is pressing on with its Missouri School Improvement Program . It would include ... Read more

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Photograph by Kevin Scheller

Believe me, I want to root for VCU or Butler as much as the next guy. I want to watch the underdog win a tournament that, for all the hype, is almost always won by one of the top eight teams. But I c... Read more

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If I had three wishes, they would include something like world peace, princely sums of money… and perhaps a cure for the hangover.

 Especially as we age, hangovers become more brutal and unpredictabl... Read more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Coach Mike Anderson is cashing in his “fastest 40 minutes of basketball” program for one of the fastest $40,000 paychecks in college basketball. It will take him slightly less than a week to earn that... Read more

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The St. Louis area was introduced to three young men last week: Sheltkeem Brown, 18; Bernard Dorris, 19; and Ronnie Mottley, 18. Chances are we probably never would have learned their identities if... Read more

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Photograph by Thomas Crone

It was only two, maybe three seasons ago that I started regularly attending races at Fairmount Park. Can’t say that the time elapsed has made me anything more than an enthusiastic novice, someone stil... Read more

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Photograph by shgmom56 via Flickr

It was a great spring in 2010 that vaulted Jaime Garcia from an usually quick return from elbow surgery to a sub-3.00 ERA as a rookie, so it's fitting, if not necessarily advisable, that a rough sprin... Read more

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Photographs by Thomas Crone

Urban explorers get stressed about the little things. Wet carpets in a building suggest ticks, mites, and fleas. A barking dog might be a stray, or might be a sentry. A parked police car could mean an... Read more

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A definition of insanity is to continue doing the same thing and expecting a different result. State Rep. Jeanette Mott Oxford has proven she is far from crazy, and she is again pressing for House Bi... Read more

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Last week we talked about the possibility of a Spring Training star emerging to capture the imagination of people who don't know or care about the idea of small sample-size; this week, he actually sho... Read more

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Gotcha! Many Americans now think this is journalism. It doesn’t matter that the "gotcha" moment was obtained with false credentials or a hidden camera. No one seems to care about honor or ethics—just... Read more

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Watch a video interview with Dennis and Cory Hammerstone on Mardi Gras below. There are multiple ways to take in the Soulard Mardi Gras experience, especially on parade day. You can score invitations ... Read more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

The Donkey Man’s nickname is apt, party affiliations aside. Showing the same, stubborn tenacity as his favorite four-legged creature, Tom Bauer—the one-time Ward 24 alderman, well known for campaig... Read more

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Photograph by Scott Rovak

Click HERE for a gallery of images from Spring Training taken by photographer Scott Rovak. For a certain subset of especially intense baseball fans, Spring Training is both the most exciting part of... Read more

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Inspired by the plan of Rep. Scott Dieckhaus (R-Washington)—which would link public-school teachers’ pay and job security to their students’ performance—here’s a proposal to assure that legislators ... Read more

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As recently as the 1990s, American soccer fans often had to gather in groups to watch notable matches, as US television networks were, at best, inconsistent in airing the sport. Live or taped feeds fr... Read more

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