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Of all the people who have ever played high school football in our area, I think what T. J. Moe did his senior year stacks up against anybody—anybody. Read closely: At Fort Zumwalt West in 2008, he scored 61 touchdowns. That is not a career, that is a single season. Only Roger Maris has had a more impressive 61. Moe threw for 2,557 yards, and he ran for 2,029 yards. Throw in a perfect grade point average and a pretty good basketball career, and you have a pretty nice high-school experience.
This month, we bring you the story of Tom Schlafly. It was 22 years ago that Schlafly had the audacity to think that he could start a microbrewery in the hometown of the King of Beers.
The Missouri History Museum is now offering a fun way for history buffs and barflies alike to gain an appreciation and a new perspective on the city’s fine public houses. The new initiative is called History On Tap: Pub Tours of St. Louis' Historic Neighborhoods. The first excursion led participants through Soulard. The next tour will focus on Dogtown and is scheduled for Wednesday, July 24. More info can be found at mohistory.org.
I’ve been putting off writing this story for some time—too many things to tell you about and too little space. Yes, San Diego has a brilliant blue ocean and blue skies most of the time, mild temperatures year-round, a strong Spanish/Mexican heritage that permeates most of its architecture and culture, a huge U.S. Navy presence, amazing beaches and golf courses, a wealth of public and private universities and a world-famous zoo. You knew all this already, didn’t you?
University of San Diego
San Diego Skyline
Orangutan at San Diego Zoo
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Performances by local professional theater companies, ranging in size from The Muny and its productions in the 11,000-seat Forest Park amphitheater to small companies performing in modest spaces throughout the area, will be recognized at the inaugural Louie Awards.
Ambassador Nancy Brinker was named Person of the Year at the George Herbert Walker School of Business at Webster University. Brinker is the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer organization and a former U.S. Ambassador. Pictured: Walker School of Business dean Benjamin Akande, Webster president Elizabeth Stroble, Ambassador Nancy Brinker and Webster provost and senior VP Julian Schuster.
David and Kathleen Broughton of Chesterfield are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Chris Broughton, to Carolyn Gibbs, daughter of Thomas and Sheila Gibbs of River Forest, Ill.
In Lexington, Ky., their fans believe that they have the best college basketball team. In Tuscaloosa, Ala., they give their college football team undying love. In St. Louis, we are living in the baseball capital of the world.
Allison Vernon-Williams is a junior at a Baltimore finishing school for girls with a loving grandmother, a steady boyfriend and an inner track to the American dream for young women in 1954.
John and Nancy Hillhouse of Town & Country are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alison Carol Hillhouse, to Gregory James Cain, son of Mike and Vickie Cain of Kerrville, Texas.
While the glitz and glamour of the annual ball attracts most of the public’s attention each year, behind the scenes, the Veiled Prophet Organization works to have a positive impact on the St. Louis area. Through its community service initiative, maids of honor and their families give back by volunteering with various projects around the city. But today’s debutantes don’t just stop there. We learned how three young women who walked in this year’s ball are helping others throughout the community, across the country and around the world.
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What do Microsoft, CNN, General Electric and FedEx have in common? Apart from being household names, each of these businesses was started during a recession. We talked to several local entrepreneurs who started their businesses during the most recent slump. Who knows? Maybe one of them will be the next to make it big!
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It’s a typical high school story: A teenager learns to play the guitar and hooks up with some of his or her friends to start a band. Sounds harmless, right?
When…More than 100 people attended the unveiling of the new Jean Weinstock Children’s Library at the Natural Bridge Branch of the St. Louis County Library? The space was made possible by a grant from the Cardinals Care, St. Louis Cardinals Community Fund. In attendance were Tony LaRussa, Fredbird and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley.
Family businesses are widespread throughout our country and around the world, and for good reason. When family ties are strong, a robust, profitable business can result. In St. Louis, we have found several families with multiple generations making their way in the field of law.
Although he grew up listening and learning as his father led the fifth generation of the family business, Tad Edwards says his earliest memories of Benjamin F. Edwards III, the former chairman of A.G. Edwards, did not focus on discussions of equity investments. The conversations were always about people and how to treat them.
When LeAnn Morrissey’s uncle was serving with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan in 2007, she asked if she could do anything for him and his comrades. His suggestion? Send a card to the pregnant wives of four men deployed with him who would not be present for their child’s birth.