“There is tremendous joy at how complete the family is right now, it just didn't feel complete until we were together," says Scott Wells, starting center for the St. Louis Rams and father of six.
In the past, mammograms always were very stressful for Jamie Jones of O’Fallon. Now 46, the mother of three girls is classified as having ‘dense’ breast tissue, and as a result, every year, she would get a call afterward that there might be a problem, and she needed to come in for more tests.
Elizabeth Anne Gerhart & Michael Gregg Benner
Award season is heating up. The Golden Globe nominations were announced last week. And while sometimes controversial, they are considered to be fairly accurate prognostications for the Oscars. And, as always, the snubs are as provocative as the selections.
Before the annual stroll around The Galleria in search of holiday gifts both selective and silly, it’s time to contemplate what occurred on local stages in the past 12 months.
Story: Dr. Ruth Westheimer is known as a sex therapist who, at age 86, is still dispensing advice to an ever-present audience interested in matters of human bondage. That is the familiar scholar-turned-celebrity Dr. Ruth.
Mitch Meyers, "Baby Girl"
From lighting menorahs and enjoying latkes to singing traditional songs and blessings, local families share with us how they celebrate Hanukkah.
This year, if people were thinking about it, people were googling it. These are the top 10 topics people were searching for in 2014.
Story: War is raging in Europe, but novelist Charles Condomine enjoys the good life at his English country estate. Wishing to include an element of the occult in his next book, he invites Madame Arcati, a local eccentric who claims she is a medium to the spirit world, to his home.
Story: When last we visited the Armadillo Acres trailer park in Starke, Florida, Donna (“Pickles”) was convinced she was pregnant, even though everyone else thought she was experiencing hysterical pregnancy. Guess what? Pickles was right, much to the surprise of her friends Betty and Linoleum (“Lin”).
Story: Living in an orphanage is no picnic, and the Great Depression makes it even worse. Still, 11-year-old Annie has faith that she’ll find the parents who left her as an infant on the Municipal Girls Orphanage doorstep in New York City back in 1922.
John and Pat Farley
Alice Scott, Greg and Vicky Spence, Julie Newman
Jaqui Melton, Destany Warren
Joe and Lyn Castellano
Lisa Gorham, Karen Geders, Karen Steitz
Bridget Nations, Kelly Schweiss
John Vatterott, Joe and Daria Conran, Pat Sly
Sarah Beadle, Jeff Riehlman, Kathy McElligott
Michelle Sowers, Brittany Jackson, Tylisha Stubbs, Pat Flavin, Kristen Van Uithoven, Lisa Flavin
Linda Buffa, Michelle Shanker
Jenny Vatterott, Kathleen Vatterott, Bob Vatterott, Martha Vatterott
Gina Faust, Dianne Stever