Setback won’t stop entertainer/politician C-Sharp
Apr04

Setback won’t stop entertainer/politician C-Sharp

Hip-hop artist Cedric Redmon thought getting out and explaining his message might give him a chance of being elected alderman in the Sixth Ward. The 32-year-old Fox Park neighborhood resident learned it wasn’t that easy when he came in third in the March 5 primary, behind incumbent Christine Ingrassia and Debra Carnahan, wife of former Congressman Russ Carnahan. The disappointments he had helped him move toward some bigger goals for...

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Museum’s treasures survive fire
Apr02

Museum’s treasures survive fire

COMPTON HEIGHTS—Thanks to quick rescue work by firefighters, some priceless documents on subjects ranging from Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara to old newspaper clippings about St. Louis radio will go on display again. The treasures were among the items that could have been destroyed when a fire severely damaged the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 3524 Russell Blvd., after work on March 26.  As some firefighters battled a blaze...

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Two vie for one open seat on St. Louis Community College board
Mar26

Two vie for one open seat on St. Louis Community College board

Two people with a close connection to St. Louis Community College are running for the Subdistrict 3 seat on the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees in the April 2 election. One candidate, Paula Savarino, 69, recently retired as auxiliary service manager at St. Louis Community College-Meramec. The other, Anne Adams Marshall, 56, of Glendale, said her father, David Marshall, was part of the original faculty of St. Louis...

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7 on ballot for two seats on school board
Mar26

7 on ballot for two seats on school board

Seven candidates are running for two positions on the elected St. Louis Board of Education in the April 2 general election.  The names of Adam Layne, David Merideth, Louis Clinton Cross III, Barbara Anderson, William “Bill” Haas, Tracee A. Miller and Dan McCready appear on the ballot.  The elected board lost most of its power after the school district lost its accreditation. But now that the district has regained its accreditation,...

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Lewis Reed prepares for fourth term
Mar21

Lewis Reed prepares for fourth term

DOWNTOWN—Lewis Reed is at the point when some would think wielding a gavel at a meeting of the Board of Aldermen is just another day at the office. Barring something extraordinary, he’ll soon start his fourth term and his thirteenth year as president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen in April. But in a phone interview last week, he said he’s as enthusiastic as ever. “For me, it can never become another day at the office because of...

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