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September 30, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Sorry, folks, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is closed. That was the message on signs posted around the landmark that accommodates more than 4 million visitors every year. Officials estimated it would take at least a month, and possibly two, to repair damage from a fire. A small blaze broke out Monday night while workers were installing an electrical panel in a room under the north leg of the Arch.
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July 21, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Ike Turner will have the stage, but not the day, when he performs in St. Louis in September. Mayor Francis Slay has turned down a request to make Sept. 2 "Ike Turner Day." The 75-year-old singer is scheduled to perform that day at the Big Muddy Blues Festival. Cathy Smentkowski, an aide to Slay, said that when the request "was brought to the mayor's attention, he did not feel comfortable issuing it." She declined to elaborate.
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July 19, 1993 | LIANNE HART and ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Mississippi River rolled toward the top of the St. Louis flood wall Sunday and hurled thousands of gallons of water into a tributary that snakes along the southern city limits, knocking sandbags off a levee and sending people fleeing for safety. As residents and sightseers gathered at the Gateway Arch to watch, officials said they expect the Mississippi to crest five feet short of splashing over the flood wall. But it was no comfort to residents in south St.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2006 | From the Associated Press
With the rhythmic beat of large drums and flowing dance routines, the city of East St. Louis, Ill., that Katherine Dunham adopted and called home for three decades paid tribute Thursday to the late dancer and choreographer on what would have been her 97th birthday.
NEWS
October 23, 1991 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Corey Swan was 16, he says, when he "just upped and left" his home in Miami. His girlfriend had been violently killed. "That tore me up," he said. "I lost my sense of reality." For years, Swan wandered the country, emotionally disabled, spending time in New York and Chicago before finally arriving in St. Louis in 1986. Although he does not consider himself homeless--he has never slept on the street--Swan's address for the last several years has been a downtown homeless shelter.
NEWS
September 5, 1988 | Associated Press
A former policeman convicted in a pension fund scandal surrendered Sunday, 25 hours after taking the man who exposed the scam hostage on the 15th floor of an office building, police said. Anthony D. Daniele, armed with at least one handgun, released his hostage, John Frank, vice president of the city police board, about 1:30 a.m. Sunday and gave up 10 hours later.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1990 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
This one you didn't see on the Fox series "Cops." There he was on perhaps every newscast in the nation, as plain as a picture taken through a dirty lens, getting busted and handcuffed in a Washington hotel room by police and FBI agents who barged in as he prepared to leave. These brief excerpts, showing Washington Mayor Marion Barry getting snared in a Jan.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra reached a tentative agreement with its musicians that would end a nearly eight-week strike. Details of the deal, which must be approved by musicians, were not released. The announcement late Thursday by Symphony Society President Randy Adams came hours after the National Labor Relations Board's local chief had said his office would seek a court injunction to end the work stoppage.
NEWS
January 6, 2005
Silence: The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra canceled concerts for Friday and Saturday following the rejection Monday by orchestra members of a contract, triggering the first work stoppage in three decades. The concert was to feature director-designate David Robertson and his wife, pianist Orli Shaham.
NATIONAL
September 9, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Opening-day attendance at St. Louis public schools was the highest in at least five years, despite calls for a boycott to protest the closing of 16 schools as a budget-cutting move, school officials said. After a morning rally, more than 100 protesters marched to school board headquarters chanting, "Shut it down!" and then to City Hall in a mock funeral procession. Some children carried plywood tombstones bearing the names of closed schools.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The Saint Louis Art Museum will keep a 3,200-year-old mummy mask unless it gets more proof that it belongs to Egypt. The museum won't meet a Monday deadline set by Egyptian antiquities authorities to return the mask, museum director Brent Benjamin said Friday. He noted that the Supreme Council of Antiquities never officially gave the museum a deadline.
NATIONAL
April 26, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A taxi driver was shot and killed, becoming the second cabdriver slain in St. Louis this month, police said. The shooting happened just before 2 a.m., authorities said. The taxi driver was found dead at the wheel on the city's north side; his cab had run over a fence and into a porch.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra reached a tentative agreement with its musicians that would end a nearly eight-week strike. Details of the deal, which must be approved by musicians, were not released. The announcement late Thursday by Symphony Society President Randy Adams came hours after the National Labor Relations Board's local chief had said his office would seek a court injunction to end the work stoppage.
NEWS
January 6, 2005
Silence: The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra canceled concerts for Friday and Saturday following the rejection Monday by orchestra members of a contract, triggering the first work stoppage in three decades. The concert was to feature director-designate David Robertson and his wife, pianist Orli Shaham.
NATIONAL
March 17, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
More than three dozen children at a St. Louis grade school became ill after eating lunch in the school cafeteria. Twenty-four of the 39 children from Lafayette Elementary School were taken by buses to two hospitals, where they complained of stomach aches, headaches and vomiting. They were treated and released.
NATIONAL
March 14, 2004 | Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writer
Nine months ago, the school board hired a corporate turnaround firm to run the troubled public education system here. The consultants will return to New York in June, their $4.7-million contract up. They will leave behind a school district in chaos -- and a city enraged. Applying business models developed to save casinos and clothing chains from bankruptcy, the outsiders slashed the district's expenses by 15%.
NATIONAL
September 9, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Opening-day attendance at St. Louis public schools was the highest in at least five years, despite calls for a boycott to protest the closing of 16 schools as a budget-cutting move, school officials said. After a morning rally, more than 100 protesters marched to school board headquarters chanting, "Shut it down!" and then to City Hall in a mock funeral procession. Some children carried plywood tombstones bearing the names of closed schools.
NATIONAL
December 11, 2002 | From Associated Press
An alderwoman was cleared Tuesday of charges she urinated in a trash can during a debate. Irene Smith was acquitted of a misdemeanor violation of the city code barring lewd conduct. Smith was charged in July 2001 after a debate in which she appeared to urinate in a trash can as friends draped a sheet, a tablecloth and a quilt around her. The incident occurred during a filibuster against a ward redistricting bill Smith opposes.
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