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During my formative years in Hamburg, I remember my parents referring to different “characters” around town with nicknames.

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 11:45 AM

I always loved Minnie Minoso.

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 8:41 AM

The way I see it, we have two choices.We can set up our economic system so that every able-bodied person who wants to work hard can succeed.

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 9:09 AM

The great thing about a 10-year plan is that there are so few things that are truly impossible.In 10 years I could go from only playing golf a couple of times a year to becoming the top golfer on the Champions Tour.

Updated Feb 11, 2015 at 2:21 PM

It was the grandmotherly juror in the back row of the Cass County jury who had the most difficulty dealing with the sometimes-graphic evidence presented in the T.J. Presley murder and child abuse trail.

Updated Feb 9, 2015 at 12:51 PM

There's a tree in my parents' backyard in suburban St. Louis. It shades a shed-turned-chicken coop and a small plant garden. My nephew will sometimes sit on the bench under the tree while the dogs run about the yard or the chickens peck around.

Updated Feb 9, 2015 at 9:02 AM

A friend asked me last week how I would rank the Obama administration in comparison to the other presidencies of U.S. history. He finished his query by adding, “Would he be last?” I will ignore his follow-up comment and focus on some comparisons,...

Updated Feb 8, 2015 at 2:40 PM

The CDC now believes that one person from a foreign country visiting Disneyland infected other park goers, and now the disease has spread to 14 states across the country. Over 100 folks have come down with measles, and recently four children all...

Updated Feb 4, 2015 at 1:09 PM

One of my journalism professors at the University of Missouri taught us wet-behind-the-ears students that there is more to writing than who, what, where, when, how and why. While those ingredients are fundamental, there's always more to the story.

Updated Feb 4, 2015 at 9:23 AM

What is wrong with us?Vaccinations have as much business in the political arena as a rotund rodent has being trusted for a 42-day weather forecast.

Updated Feb 2, 2015 at 11:44 AM

It's the best time of the year for many people as cute little girls, sporting adorable braids and doe-eyed innocence, prey on the gluttony of Americans.Yes, I'm talking about Girl Scout cookie season.

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