This issue marks the ‘official’ debut of our LN Fashion Team: fashion editor KATIE YEADON and photographer WESLEY LAW. A native St. Louisan, Katie’s fashion know-how comes from her years in New York as market editor for Glamour and Seventeen magazines, as well as stints at Allure and Harper’s Bazaar magazines. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in textile and apparel management University of Missouri, and also studied at Paris Fashion Institute. Wesley’s vast experience encompasses work with Oprah and Marie Claire magazines, as well as a number of top local publications. Check out their glam Spring Forecast spread on pgs. 20-21.

    A sad farewell to Cardinals co-owner and local banker ANDREW BAUR, who passed away suddenly on Feb. 20 at his Gulf Stream, Fla., home. Born and raised in St. Louis, Mr. Baur served as chairman of Southwest Bank, and also held leadership posts at Country Bank of St. Louis, Commerce Bank and Mercantile Trust Co. In 1996, he and a group of other investors assumed ownership of the Cardinals from Anheuser-Busch. He was involved with many charitable organizations, including National Kidney Foundation, Autism Speaks and The Muny. Mr. Baur was 66. 

    More than six dozen books long held in the libraries at Washington University have been identified as part of THOMAS JEFFERSON’s personal collection. The announcement this week from The Thomas Jefferson Foundation and Washington University reveals that Monticello scholars confirmed the origin of the books, which were donated to the university in 1880. Among the 28 titles and 74 volumes that are part of the university’s rare books collection is Aristotle’s Politica, which was likely one of the last books Jefferson read before his death, and Plutarch’s Lives, in which a scrap of paper with Greek notes in Jefferson’s handwriting was found tucked in the pages.

    CELEBRATE FITNESS, the 90-minute workout to benefit The Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, takes place March 12 at the Washington University athletic complex. Participants can choose from seven different workouts, including Zumba and a 5k walk/run. The event, which attracts more than 1,300 people, raises approximately $800,000 to support programs and research focused on young women diagnosed with breast cancer. For more information, visit

    Save the date…Night after Night: The Words & Music of Al Hammerman comes to The Sheldon March 25 to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri. The concert by composer and lyricist AL HAMMERMAN—a radiologist and Washington University educator by day—will feature brand new songs, plus some old favorites, with accompaniment from a 12-piece orchestra and the vocal stylings of KIM FULLER, ARVELL KEITHLEY, DEBBY LENNON and ALAN OX. Call 872-3942 for ticket information.

    TASTE OF HOME COOKING returns to St. Louis Apr. 16, and it promises to be a fun-filled day of shopping, eating and cooking demos—all for a good cause. The event, to be held at Logan College in Chesterfield, features a vendor fair and live cooking show with national culinary specialist GUY KLINZING. An appearance by LN Cooks columnist chef JOHN JOHNSON also is on the agenda. Proceeds benefit SSM Hospice and Home Care Foundation. Tickets are available online by visiting

    NEIMAN MARCUS is the place to be for Fashion Rules! The Mar. 30 event will include a runway show highlighting the best spring looks for men and women and a beauty event with expert advice. Food Outreach is the charity partner for the evening. Call 994-5053 for reservations.   LN