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What’s Happening Thursday March 24_________

Hockey stars meet with fans.

4 The golden days

Former usher remembers the Wildey.

11 Lessons learned

SIUE students display art projects.

15 Pure Prairie League Wildey guests have a long history.

18 "Red Riding Hood" Angst finds way into fairy tale

19 A day without shoes Glik's, TOMS plan special event.

20 The power of pudding You can make any number of desserts.


- P e re M a r q u e t te L o d g e & Conference Center, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton,, 618-786-2331 Two Gentlemen of Verona -Washington University South Mr. Wash U -The Edison Theatre, 6445 Forsyth Campus Theatre, 8 p.m., www. Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., 314.935.6543, C h a r l a y n e Wo o d a rd ’s p l a y 7 p.m. Acclaimed slave drama “FLIGHT” “Flight” -Abraham Lincoln Presidential -Abraham Lincoln Presidential Librar y, Springfield, IL., 7:30 Library and Museum, 212 North p . m . , 2 1 7 - 5 5 8 - 8 9 3 4 , w w w. Sixth St., Springfield, IL, 7:30 p.m. Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art Two Gentlemen of Verona -Washington University South -Missouri History Museum, Lindell Campus Theatre, 8 p.m., www. Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave. Journey to Mecca, Legends of Flight, Sea Rex: Journey to Treasures of Napoleon, -Missouri History Museum, Lindell Prehistoric World, Tornado -Alley, St. Louis Science Center, Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis Splendid Heritage: Perspectives 5050 Oakland Ave., St. Louis Student Success Art Exhibition on American Indian Art -Missouri History Museum, Lindell -Morris University Center, SIUE Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis, campus, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Journey to Mecca, Legends of Flight, Sea Rex: Journey to Prehistoric World, Tornado -Alley, St. Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Ave., St. Louis Student Success Art Exhibition -Morris University Center, SIUE campus, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stomp -The Fox Theater, 539 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. “LIVE at Jacoby: Last Saturday Nights”, performing: Elsie Parker and “The Poor People of Paris” -doors open 6 p.m., $10; www. Acclaimed slave drama “FLIGHT” Stomp -The Fox Theater, 539 N. Grand -Abraham Lincoln Presidential Librar y, Springfield, IL., 7:30 Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. p . m . , 2 1 7 - 5 5 8 - 8 9 3 4 , w w w. A Haunted Hunt at the Lodge

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Local Author Fair -Glen Carbon Librar y, Glen Carbon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Two Gentlemen of Verona -Washington University South Campus Theatre, 8 p.m., www. Treasures of Napoleon -Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art -Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave. “Birds of a Feather” Exhibit -Main Street Art Gallery, 237/239 Main Street, Edwardsville Journey to Mecca, Legends of Flight, Sea Rex: Journey to Prehistoric World, Tornado -Alley, St. Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Ave., St. Louis Student Success Art Exhibition -Morris University Center, SIUE campus, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday March 27_________ Stomp -The Fox Theater, 539 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. Acclaimed slave drama “FLIGHT” -Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL., 4 p.m., 217558-8934, www.presidentlincoln. com Treasures of Napoleon -Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art

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People Bleeding blue for their fans Hockey stars mingle with fans on a special night at Dave and Buster's


f the event hosted on Sunday, March 13, at Dave & Buster’s Restaurant in Maryland Heights is any indication of how much the St. Louis Blues organization appreciates their fans, then I would say that it is love. This special event was open to only those who were 2010-11 season ticket Holders for the St. Louis Blues. Guests enjoyed food, beverages, unlimited games for the duration of the event and the chance to meet, have photos taken with and receive autographs from players. Nearly every player on the current roster showed up and took the time to play games, pose and sign for any fan that requested it. Even Coaches Davis Payne and Scott Mellanby and President John Davidson were present to mingle with the dedicated fans who obviously bleed blue. Debbie Settle, The Edge

Top left: St. Louis Blues Head Coach, Davis Payne, takes a break from a racing game to take a photo with a fan. Center left: St. Louis Blues President John Davidson poses with fan, Nick Settle of Troy. Bottom left: Alexander Steen challenges fans young and old to skee ball races. Above right: defensemen No. 46 Roman Polak had a long line of fans waiting for a chance to take his photo and receive an autograph. Bottom right: forward No. 42 David Backes was probably the most popular fan favorite with the longest line, but was very considerate to pose for photos and autographs during the event. Photos by Debbie Settle.

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Former Wildey usher Ron Stevens remembers the theater's golden days.

Former usher recalls Wildey's golden era Stevens saved money to buy a '53 Ford



ou don’t forget your first job, and Ron Stevens hasn’t forgotten his. At 16, Stevens landed a job as an usher for the Wildey Theater, a job he worked for two years, long enough to save up for a 1953 Ford.

Today, he still works part-time as a consultant for Sabreliner, which offers diversified aviation services. Stevens recalls showing up for work at the Wildey and heading to the ushers’ dressing room downstairs. “We’d get our white shirts and black pants and red jacket, then go upstairs,” he recalled. “I was the first usher, so I had to go when the kids would come in and there’d be a little too much talk, I’d have to shine the light on ‘em.” Stevens worked for Henry Foerhkalb and Frank Carter, two managers who pre-dated Verna Duffy, one of the most feared and beloved figures in Wildey lore. Stevens worked alongside fellow-usher Kenny Fischer, and John Butcher, a doorman. Geri Determan worked concessions. “John Butcher used to aggravate her, and


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she used to chase him around with a broom,” Stevens recalls. It was also up to Stevens to raise and lower the stage curtain, an immense curtain which carried the word “ASBESTOS” on it. “There was a great, big old rope on a big pulley, and we’d have to pull that up, using a big wheel,” he said. New movies arrived in Edwardsville every three or four days. When the spools arrived, Stevens had to change the marquee, which was out front by North Main Street. “We had a giant step ladder,” he said. “I put it right out there on the street and climbed up there and changed the letters. I put it up right there on the street, and it’s a wonder we didn’t get smacked.” It was an era when studios advertised their movies with posters that traveled from townto-town ahead of the movie. The job of rolling them up and sending them ahead to the next theater also fell to Stevens. One time the studio sent extra posters for “North to Alaska,” and when Stevens told his boss about it, he was told he could keep one for himself. Unfortunately, he didn’t keep it. “That would be worth a bundle today,” he said.

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After his stint at the Wildey, Stevens worked as an apprentice mechanic at a garage behind Kriege Hardware on Vandalia. Since then he’s bounced around the country but kept Edwardsville as his home base. For a while, he was in the Navy reserves. And he worked in civil service, as a government oversight supervisor for Boeing. At the age of 55, he took an early retirement payout. It had been a frenetic job, but after just three days in retirement Stevens says he couldn’t wait to get back to work. “It was a non-stop, stressful job, and all of a sudden it stopped,” he says. Stevens put a call in to the Navy office in New Orleans, and before long he found himself back on active duty. His job was to inspect facilities around the country, one of which was the Sabreliner plant in Perryville, Mo. Ten years ago, he signed a one-year contract as a consultant for Sabreliner. He’s signed nine more one-year contracts since then, and this year he’s ready to retire for good. “It’s been a good career,” he said. “I like the smell of jet fuel in the morning.”

People People planner Quad Cities to host Titanic exhibit On April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world’s largest ship, sank in the Atlantic after colliding with an iceberg claiming more than 1,500 lives and subsequently altering the world’s confidence in modern technology.  Nearly 99 years later, the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre in Davenport, Iowa, will pay tribute to the tragedy which continues to resonate through Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, where more than 125 legendary artifacts conserved from the Ship’s debris field are showcased offering visitors a poignant look at this iconic Ship and its passengers. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, on display March 13-June 26, 2011, has been designed with a focus on the legendary Titanic’s compelling human stories as best told through authentic artifacts and extensive room recreations.  Perfume from a maker who was traveling to New York to sell his samples,

china etched with the logo of the elite White Star Line, even pieces of the Ship itself -these and many other authentic objects offer haunting, emotional connections to lives abruptly ended or forever altered. “We are honored to be able to bring this acclaimed world-class Exhibition to the Quad Cities community,� said Kim Findlay, president and CEO of the Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre. “It is truly an iconic piece of history, and to have Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Putnam Museum on its 99th anniversary is a privilege.� Exhibit visitors are quickly drawn back in time to 1912 upon entrance, as each receives a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic.  They then begin their chronological journey through the life of Titanic, moving through the Ship’s construction, to life on board, to the illfated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts.  They will marvel at the re-created cabins, and press their palms against an

early hours of April 15, 1912, less than three hours after colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Only about 700 people survived.  The Titanic had just 20 lifeboats — and most of them left the sinking ship with far fewer passengers than their capacity would have allowed. When the Titanic sank, it was not seen again for more than 70 years, until oceanographers Robert Ballard and Jean Louis Michel discovered the shipwreck site in a joint U.S./ French expedition Sept. 1, 1985. The Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre is located at 1717 West 12th Street in Davenport, Iowa.  For IMAX show times or more information about the museum’s exhibits, call 563-324-1933 or visit their website at www. For more information about the Quad Cities, contact the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-747-7800 or visit their website at

iceberg while learning of countless stories of heroism and humanity.  In the “Memorial Gallery� guests will take their boarding pass to the memorial wall and discover whether their passenger and traveling companions survived or perished. Over the past 15 years, more than 20 million people have seen this powerful 6,000-square foot exhibition in major museums worldwide - from Chicago to Los Angeles and Paris to London.  RMS Titanic, Inc. is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of Titanic.  The Company was granted Salvor-in-Possession rights to the wreck site of Titanic by a United States federal court in 1994 and has conducted seven research and recovery expeditions to the Titanic rescuing more than 5,500 artifacts. As depicted in the 1997 Academy Awardwinning movie “Titanic,� more than 1,500 passengers and crew members perished during the ship’s maiden voyage, just four days after it launched. The ship sank in the

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People People planner Clayton’s Parties in the Park moves The region’s original outdoor happy hour, Parties in the Park, hosted by the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, is moving out of Shaw Park and onto the streets of downtown Clayton. In its 28th season of live music, cold drinks, and meeting up with friends old and new, Parties in the Park is now “Parties in the Park in Downtown Clayton.”  M e r a m e c Av e n u e , b e t w e e n Forsyth Boulevard and Maryland Avenue, will be THE place to be after work this summer, and best of all, admission to one of the city’s most familiar and eagerly anticipated parties in town is free and open to the public.             The revamped Parties in the Park in Downtown Clayton 2011 season kicks off Wednesday, May 11 from 5 to 8:30 p.m., a half hour longer than years past, and continues on the second Wednesday of the month through September.  With live music and a DJ soon to be announced, the Clayton Chamber of Commerce hopes to stimulate the retail and restaurant business in Clayton by moving the party closer to the business district. The move also falls in line with the city of Clayton’s master plan to have more events on the streets.  “We really wanted do something new this year,” said Ellen Gale, executive director of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce. “We are so excited to bring this Clayton tradition to the heart of the City.  We know it will bring a new sense of fun and vibrancy to the scene and will stimulate economic growth for the restaurants and retail businesses.”  The move also creates more opportunities for sponsors and more room for food vendors, which in turn creates a fun, lively atmosphere for Clayton professionals and residents.  “We joked that people think Parties in the Park is in downtown anyway, so why not make it true?” said Brent Stevens, president and longtime volunteer of Parties in the Park. The new setting will include a stage for live music, lounge furniture, lush tropical plants, tented tables, cold beer, and delicious edibles from local restaurants.  This summer, catch up with friends old and new at the longest running outdoor happy hour. And come early each month for the best drink special in town: half-priced beer from 5 to 5:30 p.m.  Whether looking to mingle with friends and colleagues, meet new people or just relax after a hard day’s work with an ice-cold beer, you won’t want to miss the new Parties in the Park in Downtown Clayton.  For more information about Parties in the Park, call the Clayton Chamber of Commerce at 314-7263033 or visit www.partiesinthepark. org.

MoBOT announces spring schedule The Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, has announced its spring schedule. For more information, visit www.; or call (314) 577-5100 or 1-800-642-8842 toll free Apr. 1 through Dec. 31:Tower Grove House, the Victorian country home of Missouri Botanical Garden founder Henry Shaw, reopens for


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Religion Consider family a blessing Even though I was an only child, I don’t believe I ever felt ‘lonely’. My father came from a family of eight children, but I only had two cousins and they were close in age to my youngest uncle. However, my mother came from a family of ten and I had lots and lots of cousins. And, what was still better is the fact that many of them lived quite close even though we lived in the country. A walk down the road in one direction and I was at the house of one, a mile in another direction and there was someone else, and a still closer walk another way and there were three families and lots of cousins. So, early on I found the joy of being a part of a ‘family’. And, when I married my husband, I married into a very large family and my children had cousins by the dozens. It was and is great. So I guess I was intrigued to read about a family in one of my little devotionals. It suggested the joy found at their annual family reunions where everyone tried to attend even though during the year there were arguments, squabbles and disagreements. Somehow the chance

Doris Gvillo to come together for a time of family, of good food shared, and family stories retold seemed to erase some of the ‘bad’ times during the years and healed the brokenness and restored the joy of ‘belonging’. Family is very important to me. Often friends ask me why I hurry home from church and Bible class to cook a Sunday noon dinner. I can only say that having my children who are able to come, plus grandchildren and even great grandchildren come together, enjoy a meal together, and share both good and bad times somehow invigorates me and while I may feel tired physically, I feel renewed and refreshed by the love that is shared. Having shared all this with you, I want to mention that I have found in my reading this past month many pieces written about the importance of our individual families but also about the family of believers we become within our churches. In fact, our pastors have in the past weeks touched upon church as ‘a family of believers.’ And I’ve

found myself thinking in many ways we often act as a family… sometimes in a good way and occasionally in a not so good way. United as a family of believers, we find a spiritual strength that enriches us personally and also challenges us to reach out in love to others. But, and I would guess this is true in most churches; there are the times of disagreement and dissatisfaction. Rather than being a cause of disruption within our family of faith, it ‘could’ be a chance to sit together, listen to different viewpoints, and work out a solution without the rancor and bitterness that can sometimes result. Within our individual families, there are sometimes disagreements but the end result doesn’t have to be bitterness and separation. If we truly ‘love one another’, we can overcome disagreements, find healing, and restore the unity of family. If we can do as individuals, we can also do it as a church family. How in the world can anyone believe that everyone will always agree? Oh, we can and should find

a common belief as we think of faith, of what God would have us do, of what God ‘has’ done for us, and what He continues to do. But as individuals coming from diverse homes and backgrounds we might disagree on spending, decorating, worship times, and on and on… But, those are not the foundation upon which a family of faith is built. I’m not a pastor, nor do I consider myself very wise and learned, but I sincerely believe that a family of believers (a church) accepts people of diverse backgrounds, varied tastes in lifestyles, different financial means and obligations, varied educational backgrounds, different ages, and many other differences. But with all these differences, a family of faith comes together in their trust in God, in the fact that they have a Savior in Jesus the Christ, and that the Spirit abides in us and we are daily challenged to be accepting, understanding, and loving within our church families. With God’s help we can become a family of believers who search for God’s will and walk in His way.

And, as we pray for guidance, our personal lives can change, and as a part of a unified family of believers, we can make a difference. We may find changes in our personal lives, and by working together, we can touch the lives of others. By living what we ‘say’ we believe changes occur in our homes, our communities, and yes, even in our world. I don’t know about you, but I feel blessed by my personal family who are always there for me and I feel surrounded and supported by their love and concern. But, and this is very important, I need and rely upon my church family also. From them I have found acceptance, friendship, a shared faith, a reaching out in time of need, a caring concern, and a place to come to learn and grow in my faith. I can only hope that you too have both the joy of family and the extra-added joy of being a part of a family of believers. What a blessing!!!

Baptist and will not water down its message.

even if it means a costly legal battle. The committee Monday voted 4-3 to keep the banner at Cranston West that starts “Our Heavenly Father ...” and ends with “Amen” even though the American Civil Liberties Union has said it will sue if the banner remains. The ACLU says the banner violates the constitutional separation of church and state. The banner that urges students to do their best has been hanging in the school since the late 1950s. Last year the ACLU asked the school to remove it after getting a complaint from a parent. Students are not required to

recite the banner’s message. About 200 people attended Monday’s meeting, with most supporting the banner. ———— Ex-Jehovah’s Witness minister pleads guilty to charge of molesting teenage Phoenix boy PHOENIX (AP) — A former Jehovah’s Witness elder accused of molesting a Phoenix teenage boy 30 years ago has pleaded guilty in the case. Maricopa County prosecutors said Tuesday that David Clarke Nelson pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

Doris Gvillo is a member of Eden United Church of Christ.

Religion briefs Vatican review of women’s religious orders nears end HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Major work has been completed on a Vatican-ordered investigation of Roman Catholic sisters in the United States. Mother Mary Clare Millea, who is leading the review for the Vatican, announced Tuesday that the onsite visits of American women’s religious orders have been finished. The review began in 2008 and was “intended as a constructive assessment and an expression of genuine concern for the quality of the life” of roughly 59,000 U.S. Catholic sisters, according to a Vatican working paper sent early in the inquiry to leaders of 341 religious congregations. H o w e v e r, s o m e s i s t e r s a n d religious order leaders interpreted the investigation as a prelude to a dressing-down amid claims from critics that many sisters are unfaithful to the church. The Vatican working paper for the review asks communities of sisters to describe how they respond to members who dissent publicly or privately from church teaching and about the doctrine the women teach. Additional questions cover financial management and efforts to recruit new members. The numbers of U.S. religious sisters has dropped dramatically in the last few decades. The Vatican office that ordered the inquiry — called an apostolic visitation — is the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and

Societies of Apostolic Life. Millea, of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, will be writing summaries of the findings that she will send to the Vatican by the end of this year. It’s unclear whether the results will ever be made public.

High-profile Southern Baptist church drops ‘Baptist’ from name NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One of the most prominent churches in the Southern Baptist Convention is changing its name and dropping the word Baptist. The Nashville congregation that is now the Two Rivers Baptist Church will become the Fellowship at Two Rivers, effective March 20. Executive Pastor Len Taylor calls the change an attempt to “reboot” the church, saying its name had been disparaged. Former senior pastor Jerry Sutton left in 2008 because of a dispute that began with the selection of music and ended with a lawsuit over finances. The church, across a highway from the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, once drew an average attendance of 3,000 and is rebuilding after dropping to a low of around 650 worshippers. Longtime member Bob Marklein says with people looking for churches online, a search for Two Rivers brings up many entries about the disputes. Despite the new name, pastors say Twin Rivers remains Southern

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Tools and techniques for spring cleaning NEW YORK (AP) – Spring is the time of year when homes often get a thorough cleaning. Using the right tools, techniques and products for different surfaces and types of dirt, from windows to counters to floors, is key to doing the job easily and effectively, said Debra Johnson, training manager for the Merry Maids housecleaning company in Memphis, Tenn. “It makes the job easier if you have the right products,” she said. Begin with the rooms or areas that seem the dirtiest, suggested Carolyn Forte, director of the Home Appliances and Cleaning Lab at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. “Start with the thing that bothers you most,” she said. “Do the bigger jobs first.” Johnson and Forte offered the following advice for effective spring cleaning. Windows: Use an ammoniab a s e d c l e a n e r a n d m i c ro f i b e r cloth, Forte said. Make sure to use plenty of cleaner to remove the dirt. Change the water and cloth as necessary. Avoid washing windows on sunny days because the cleaner will dry too quickly and leave streaks. Window blinds: Close plastic blinds and wipe with a damp cloth, Johnson said. Reverse the slats and clean the other side of the blinds with a clean, damp cloth. Use a tool designed for blind cleaning to clean between the slats. For cloth blinds, use a vacuum attachment to remove dust and dirt. Wood floors: Wash floors with a cleaner designed for wood surfaces, Forte said. Choose the cleaner that’s appropriate for the finish on the floor, either wax or polyurethane. She favors using a microfiber cloth on a mop with a swivel head. Laminate floors: Since laminate

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In this March 10 photo Merry Maids employee Esther Jimenez cleans the bathroom of a home in Burbank, Calif. Spring cleaning is easier and more efficient if you use the right tools, techniques and products. is a very durable surface, it can be cleaned with a variety of cleaning products, hot water and a mop or microfiber cloth, Johnson said. R u g s : S e n d a re a r u g s t h a t cannot go in a washing machine to a professional cleaner to avoid discoloring or damaging them, recommended Johnson. Set smaller rugs outside for a good airing, she added. When vacuuming a rug located in a doorway or other high traffic area, turn the rug over and run the sweeper on the underside

of the rug, Forte said. Dust: Work from the top down to avoid dirtying areas that were just cleaned, Johnson said. Use a vacuum attachment to remove cobwebs and dust in corners. The vacuum also is a good way to remove dust from lampshades and upholstered surfaces. Avoid feather dusters, Johnson added, as they just move the dust around. Wipe furniture with a damp cloth because dust can scratch wood surfaces, Forte said. She

suggests spraying a microfiber cloth with a small amount of furniture polish. Tile: Spray a foaming bathroom cleaner on tiled surfaces and leave it on for a few minutes. Remove the cleaner with a clean rag or sponge. If the grout has mildew, use a product designed to remove it. It may take several applications and a lot of scrubbing with a grout brush to thoroughly clean the grout, Johnson said. Bathroom sinks and counters:

Foaming cleaners or those designed to remove soap scum will work best. Make sure the cleaner you choose is safe for any special stone or countertop in the bathroom. Kitchen sinks and counters: Use cleaners that are more acidic or anti-bacterial in the kitchen, Johnson said. Read the labels on cleaners as some may need to be left on the surface for a few minutes before being wiped off, F o r t e a d d e d . M a k e s u re t h e cleaner is appropriate for the counter material. Here are a few additional tips for successful housecleaning from Allen Rathey, president of the Housekeeping Channel, a website dedicated to efficient cleaning: • Clean dry to wet. Always sweep a floor before mopping. Wetting dirt will make it harder to remove. • More is not always better. Follow the labels on cleaning products to avoid using too much. Residue from cleaning products can attract more dirt. • When trying to remove a spot or clean a dirty area, start wiping or scrubbing gently. Too much pressure can damage the surface under the dirt. • Get extra life out of a clean cloth by folding it in quarters. When one side becomes dirty, refold the cloth to reveal a clean side. • Purchase doormats for the interior and exterior of your home. The mats will collect and absorb dirt and prevent it from being spread indoors. • Cleaning equipment should be washed regularly. Put sponges in the dishwater or microwave to sterilize. Wash microfiber rags in hot water without fabric softener. Clean brooms and scrub brushes i n s o a p y w a t e r o r h y d ro g e n peroxide.

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Fertilizer – organic or synthetic? BY DEAN FOSDICK Associated Press


nother growing season is fast approaching, and before you can seed you must feed.

Now is the time to decide whether to use organic or synthetic fertilizers to enrich the soil. They produce similar results but come at it from different directions. Most organic fertilizers are derived from plants and animals. This group includes manure, bone and blood meal, seaweed, compost and minerals. All are rich in nutrients, but must be “cured” or broken down by bacteria before they can nurture plants and condition soils. Synthetic fertilizers are commercially produced from petroleum or natural gas, and are packaged in easy-to-apply granular or liquid forms. They give plants a vigorous although short-term jolt. “Plants don’t know the difference if you’re using a synthetic or an organic. It’s all chemical to them,” said Valerie Locher, a horticulturist a n d l a n d s c a p e m a n a g e r f ro m Housatonic, Mass. “ B u t t h e b e a u t y o f o rg a n i c s is that they’re naturally slowre l e a s e . T h e y ’ re t h e re f o r t h e entire season.” Locher uses synthetic fertilizers when planting flowers in containers. “I plant a lot of annuals so I want their growth to be really quick,” she said. “Synthetics leach into the soil with the first watering. Instant nourishment.” Organic fertilizers may not be the answer if: — Yo u d o n ’ t l i k e o d o r s . “Fermented seaweed and fish make beautiful fertilizers but t h e y ’ re o f t e n d i ff i c u l t t o u s e because they smell,” Locher said. “If you’re spreading something l i k e m i n e r a l s o n t h e g ro u n d , there’s no odor problem.” — Yo u w a n t t o re d u c e y o u r workload. “If it’s a compacted soil and you have a hard time b re a k i n g g ro u n d , t h e n i t w i l l be hard for any roots to grow,” Locher said. “That means you’ll have to do a lot of soil work in the spring — I call it ‘fluffing’ — to mix your nutrition deep into the ground.” Synthetics are easier in this case because they can b e b ro a d c a s t o v e r t h e s u r f a c e of the ground. The granules or liquids seep into the soil as soon as water is applied. — Yo u ’ r e l o o k i n g f o r consistency. Synthetic fertilizers are sold with a three-digit chemical code displayed on each bag. If the label reads “1010-10,” it’s a blend of 10 percent nitrogen, 10 percent phosphorous and 10 percent

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This March 8, 2011 photo courtesy of Dean Fosdick shows bags of commercial compost on top of a pile of homemade compost in New Market, Va. Another growing season is fast approaching, and before you can seed you must feed. Now is the time to decide whether to use organic or synthetic fertilizers to enrich the soil. They produce similar results but come at it from different directions. potassium by weight. (What’s l e f t i s f i l l e r, u s u a l l y s a n d o r limestone.)

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Travel Travel briefs Graceland redevelopment plans scaled back MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — The owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises said Wednesday it is scaling back plans to redevelop the Graceland attraction due to a difficult economic climate. CKx Inc. said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that expanding the visitors center and adding new attractions, shops, and a new hotel adjacent to Elvis’ former home would take several years and substantial financial investment. The filing also said expenses for operating the Memphis tourist attraction rose last year due to higher professional and legal fees that were primarily related to a 2010 master plan that has been postponed. The company is exploring opportunities to build a new Heartbreak Hotel with a business partner, CKx CEO Michael G. Ferrel told The Associated Press. But the other previously studied parts of the redevelopment would happen only in “incremental steps,” depending on the economy, he said. “We ran straight into a headwind for what this project was supposed to be,” Ferrel said. “It’s going to be done on a different timetable than we first anticipated for reasons beyond our control.” CKx has been studying ways to redevelop Graceland and the surrounding area for years, with the possibility of breaking ground in 2011 or 2012. Ferrel told AP in August that tough economic conditions over the past two years, including a dearth of financing for construction and a drop in consumer spending, had delayed the study looking at improvements. Elvis lived at Graceland for 20 years before he died in August 1977. The home has been open for public tours since 1982. Jack Soden, president CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, said the visitors complex development is on a slower track, but the company is still committed to investing in the long-term growth of Graceland. “It’s designing and developing with a sharper pencil, and

that’s the new economy,” Soden said. Last year, 518,940 people visited Graceland, a 4.4 percent drop from 542,728 in 2009. Ferrel said CKx owns about 100 acres (40 hectares) of land near Graceland, including a 17-acre (7-hectare) parcel that would be ideal for a 150-room to 175-room hotel. Ferrel called a new hotel the “most immediate need.” CKx owns 85 percent of Elvis Presley Enterprises, which owns the rights to the name, image and likeness of the late singer. CKx, which also owns the “American Idol” TV show, said in October that it was no longer discussing a potential sale of the company. CKx had received interest but did not get any acquisition proposals that it felt were in the best interests of shareholders. The Memphis Business Journal initially reported the SEC filing’s mention of the redevelopment plans.

Boston Pops pay tribute to American musical styles BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops 2011 season will be a celebration of diverse American musical styles. The Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart launch the season on May 11 with a tribute to Judy Garland, including “Over the Rainbow” and featuring Linda Eder. The spring and summer program also includes shows celebrating jazz, bluegrass, Dixieland, gospel and Broadway tunes. The Pops and singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins are embarking on a minor league ballpark tour in late August that travels to parks from Alabama to Connecticut. Lockhart calls it a “marriage between the worlds of music and sports,” that draws inspiration from three of America’s favorite pastimes — baseball, movies and rock ’n’ roll. An American Icons program in June will feature the music of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and others.

New Charleston cruise terminal to boost economy C H A R L E S TO N , S . C . ( A P ) — T h e c ru i s e i n d u s t r y means millions to the South Carolina economy — and a study released Wednesday indicates a planned new cruise terminal in Charleston will mean millions more in addition to hundreds of jobs. The study by the Center for Business Research at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce indicates t h e n e w t e r m i n a l w i l l c re a t e n e a r l y 3 4 0 j o b s a n d mean $43 million for the economy during the year of construction. A year ago, the South Carolina State Ports Authority announced plans to create a new one-berth passenger terminal in an existing building on the Cooper River, just upstream from the state’s current, aging cinderblock terminal building that is more than 40 years old. The project at the city’s Union Pier terminal involves diverting 200 cargo ships a year to other docks and with it, associated rail and truck traffic. The new terminal will have room for parking and dropping off passengers, avoiding snarls that sometimes occur when cruise ships now call in Charleston. The project also will open up 35 acres along the city’s waterfront for redevelopment and public access. The terminal redevelopment is expected to cost about $25 million, with a total economic impact of $43 million. But redevelopment of the waterfront would result in millions more in investment. The Ports Authority board is expected to select a team later this month to design the new terminal. Construction is expected to start later this year with the terminal scheduled to open by the end of 2012. As proposed, the redevelopment would allow people to walk approximately four miles down one side of the Charleston peninsula and up the other and, with few exceptions, always see the water.

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outhern Illinois University Edwardsville has so much to offer the surrounding communities. I have stated in past articles I have written that there is an amazing amount of talent at this university and not enough of the public takes advantage of all that the campus has to offer.

This is especially true with the opening of the 2011 Student Success Art Exhibit, which is the fourth of a total of five years of competitions between art under-grad and graduate students. The competition is open to all SIUE students, and this year they received more than 200 submissions. The 2011 guest juror was Tim Waldrop, an art professor from Western Illinois University. Waldrop is also a graduate of the SIUE Art and Design Department, receiving his degree in 2001. Waldrop and other faculty of the Art and Design Department chose approximately 60 pieces to be in the Student Success Exhibit, which is currently open in the Art Gallery on the second floor of the Morris University Center (MUC.) The exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays until Thursday, March 31. On the closing day, a reception will be hosted and the 10 winning artists' entries of the competition will be announced. The winning entry pieces will be purchased by the university for $1,000 and will be added to the other 30 that were purchased in the past as part of the Student Success five year program that was originated by the Office of Student Affairs as part of the 50th anniversary celebration. Nine of those entries will be selected by a juror and the final piece will be voted on by the students. A ballot box will be available in the MUC Art Gallery for students to cast their decision. Art and Design Chair John DenHouter is really pleased that so many great pieces were submitted for this years exhibit. “There are some really strong pieces there. We are really happy with this year’s exhibit,” said DenHouter. Make sure to stop by the SIUE campus and observe the Student Success Art Exhibit, located on the second floor of the MUC. This exhibit is just a small example of the unbelievable talent that comes from the students on this campus.

Top left: Artist: Dan Van Tassell; Title: “Cowardice System” ; Media: Mixed Media. Second from top, left: Artist: Daniel Stumeier; Title: “104%”; Media: Charcoal. Second from bottom, left: Artist: Anupa Singh; Title: “How to Kill a Man”; Media: Ink Jet Photo. Bottom left: Artist: Phillip Fineder; “Architectural Trough”; Media: Brick, Clay, Black Stoneware/Steel. Top right: Iman: Artist: Brett Freund; Title: untitled; Media: Ceramic. Bottom right: Artist: Erica Iman; Title: “Vase”; Media: Stoneware. Photos by Debbie Settle.

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Thursday, March 24 • Treasures of Napoleon, Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis • Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Journey to Mecca, Legends of Flight, Sea Rex: Journey to Prehistoric World, Tornado Alley, St. Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Ave., St. Louis • “Birds of a Feather” Exhibit, Main Street Art Gallery, 237/239 Main Street, Edwardsville • Student Success Art Exhibition, Morris University Center, SIUE campus, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, March 25 • Treasures of Napoleon, Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis • Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave. • Journey to Mecca, Legends of Flight, Sea Rex: Journey to Prehistoric World, Tornado Alley, St. Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Ave., St. Louis • “Birds of a Feather” Exhibit, Main Street Art Gallery, 237/239 Main Street, Edwardsville • Student Success Art Exhibition,

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Saturday, March 26 • Treasures of Napoleon, Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave., St. Louis • Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. at De Baliviere Ave. • Journey to Mecca, Legends of Flight, Sea Rex: Journey to Prehistoric World, Tornado Alley, St. Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Ave., St. Louis • “Birds of a Feather” Exhibit, Main Street Art Gallery, 237/239 Main Street, Edwardsville • Student Success Art Exhibition, Morris University Center, SIUE campus, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The Arts Artistic adventures SIUE will host XFest 2.0 SIUE’s Department of Theater and Dance recently announced its schedule for XFest 2.0, a four-day celebration of experimental theater that will take place June 1 through 4. The event, which is open to everyone, will feature four mainstage performances as well as a host of workshops focusing on experimental theater. Last year ’s XFest featured Red Metal Mailbox, The Flying Carpet Theatre and the UMO Ensemble. The 2011 lineup is even more expansive as four national acts have been lined up. “52 Pickup” will be performed by theater simple out of Seattle while LOCO7, based in in New York City, will present “In Retrospect.” Two acts from Chicago are also included as Jeremy Sher will perform “Crow” while 500 Clown will perform “500 Clown Frankenstein.” Each of the four evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. at either the Dunham Hall Theater or Metcalf Theater. Ticket prices vary depending on the group performing, but range from $12 to $28. For more information, call the Fine Arts Box Office at 650-2774 or visit the XFest Web site at www.siue. edu/xfest.

Author to visit Wash. U. In 1997, at the distinguished Siddons School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the school year opens with distressing news: Astra Dell, “that pale girl,” “the dancer with all the hair,” is suffering from a rare disease. And so begins All Souls, the funny, poignant and wickedly original tale of innocence, daring and illness by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominee Christine Schutt. This spring, Schutt, the Visiting Fannie Hurst Professor of Creative Literature in Washington University’s Department of English in Arts & Sciences, will present two events as part of The Writing Program Reading Series. Schutt will read from her work at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 31. The following week, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, Schutt will lead a talk on the craft of fiction. Both events are free and open to the public and take place in Hurst Lounge, Room 201 Duncker Hall.

A reception and book signing immediately will follow each. For more information, call (314) 935-7130 or e-mail David Schuman at A finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in fiction, All Souls explores the world of private school privilege through the lens of Astra’s illness. But Schutt’s subject is less the elusive Astra herself than the light her ailment shines on those around her, from anorexic best friend, Carlotta, to outcast scholarship student Marlene, to teachers Ms. Mazur and Ms. Wilkes, both of whom turn hospital visiting hours to their respective romantic advantages. Novelist Maud Casey, writing in The New York Times, notes that, “Schutt’s roving, kaleidoscopic vision — often wickedly funny — captures the quivering of all these souls in the heat of mortality. The collective refrain, ‘That poor Astra Dell,’ is the sheer curtain behind which all the others think they’re hiding.” Schutt’s previous novel, Florida, was a National Book Award Finalist for fiction in 2004. Her other books include a pair of short shortstory collections: A Night, A Day, Another Night, Summer (2005) and Nightwork, chosen by poet John Ashbery as the best book of 1996 for the Times Literary Supplement.

Exhibit will celebrate Island Press Since its formation in 1978, Island Press has evolved from a traditional contract print shop — producing high quality editions in standard media and formats — into a uniquely collaborative and educational enterprise known for complex, largescale works by a range of nationally and internationally renowned artists. In January, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis will explore that evolution with Island Press: Three Decades of Printmaking. Curated by Karen K. Butler, assistant curator of the Kemper Art Museum, the exhibition will survey more than two-dozen works highlighting the press’ history of technical innovation, artistic experimentation and student participation. Island Press: Three Decades of Printmaking will open Jan. 28, and remain on view through April 18, 2011. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Kemper Art Museum is located on Washington University’s Danforth Campus,

near the intersection of Skinker and Forsyth boulevards. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Museum is closed Tuesdays. For more information, call (314) 935-4523 or visit kemperartmuseum. Housed within WUSTL’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Island Press was established by Peter Marcus, now professor emeritus of printmaking. Originally called the Washington University Collaborative Printmaking Workshop, the press takes its name from a massively oversized etching press — 60 inches wide by 120 inches long — that Marcus built in the early 1990s with St. Louis machinist Warren Sauer, a design they dubbed “The Island Press.” Though university-affiliated presses typically exist as independent entities separate from the academic structure, Marcus sought to integrate press operations with the school’s teaching mission, allowing students to assist visiting artists and the master printer at all stages of creation and production. Joan Hall, currently the Kenneth E. Hudson Professor of Art, who became director of the Press in 1999, would expand Marcus’ original aims by involving students in new areas of production, such as fabricating handmade paper and assembling three-dimensional collage elements. During the press’ first decade, artists such as Peter Dean, Rafael Ferrer, Joyce Kozloff, Roy Lichtenstein and David Nash largely engaged traditional printmaking techniques, such as lithography, etching and occasionally monotype, in ways that reflected the period’s dominant trends, such as expressionist painting and identity politics. Notably, Lichtenstein’s Study of Hands (1981) combined two techniques, lithography and silkscreen, that were not usually joined together — an innovative practice that in many ways p re f i g u re d t h e e x p e r i m e n t a l and multidisciplinary approach that would become increasingly characteristic of the press. In the 1990s, artists including

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gesture. Island Press: Three Decades of Printmaking will open Jan. 28, and remain on view through April 18, 2011. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Kemper Art Museum is located on Washington University’s Danforth Campus, near the intersection of Skinker and Forsyth boulevards. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Museum is closed Tuesdays. For more information, call (314) 935-4523 or visit kemperartmuseum.

The Rep will present “High” The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) announced today that it is a producer of Matthew Lombardo’s High, directed by Rob Ruggiero and starring movie and stage actress Kathleen Turner, opening on Broadway this spring. Leonard Soloway, Chase Mishkin, Terry. E. Schnuck, Ann Cady Scott, Timothy J. Hampton, James and Catherine Berges, The Shubert Organization and The Rep will produce the Broadway run. High will begin previews on Friday, March 25 and open officially on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the Booth Theatre in New York City. High will play Tuesday – Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2:00 pm & Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm. Tickets went on sale Jan. 24 online at or by phone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250. The Booth Theatre Box Office (222 W. 45th St) will open on Friday, March 4th. Ticket prices range from $61.50–$111.50 with a special preview price of $61.50– $91.50 for performances March 25–April 18. A $26.50 ticket will be reserved for the first row for all performances, for audience members ages 17–21. Interested ticket buyers can purchase these seats at the Booth Theatre box office only, the day of the performance. There will be a limit of two tickets per person.

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Michael Berkhemer and Joyce Scott created works of dramatic size and scale while exploring the use of nontraditional methods and materials, such as mixed media, handmade paper and appropriated imagery. At the same time, prints by Sue Coe, Annette Lemieux, Juan Sanchez and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith investigated questions of race, identity and political engagement. In her provocative Trademark (1992), Hung Liu highlighted the historical repression of women as well as the complex legacy of economic and cultural exchange between East and West by juxtaposing an historical photo of six Chinese prostitutes with a Western-style painting of a woman from the Chinese Imperial Court. Over the last ten years, Island Press has continued to produce largescale, mixed-media works of striking technical and conceptual complexity. Chris Duncan’s vivid Everything All at Once (2009) employed 339 separate printing plates in 25 different colors — a labor-intensive assembly accomplished only with the help of student printmakers. Works by Chakaia Booker, Squeak Carnwath and T. L. Solein combine a range of techniques — from etching, collagraph and monotype to chine collé and digital photography — to create dense, atmospheric surfaces. Meanwhile, Tom Friedman’s Vanishing Point (2006), though titled for a traditional pictorial device used to create the impression of depth, offers a somewhat ambiguous meditation on the history of artistic practice. Does this image of Friedman’s scattered, receding possessions, mourn, reclaim or mock Renaissance conventions? Most recently, Ann Hamilton, the inaugural Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Visiting Artist at Island Press, has worked with students and master printer Tom Reed to create a site-specific installation. The ongoing, as-yet-untitled work encompasses experiments with cast paper, newsprint, carbon paper, letterpress, laser cut printing, digital printing and photolithography, as well as more traditional forms such as etching and engraving. Like many of Hamilton’s installations, the piece is both collaborative and interactive, exploring the intersection of language, visual image and physical

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Pure Prairie League Country-rock band will kick off a new era at the Wildey Theatre By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge As the first offering of a music concert at the Wildey Theatre, the Saturday, April 16, 2011 concert featuring Pure Prairie League is already a success and it is still several weeks away. Originally, the intent for writing this article about Pure Prairie League was to give a preview of what potential ticket buyers would get a chance to experience. Apparently it isn’t necessary. Within 48 hours of going on sale, the concert was completely sold out! What an amazing feat for the first concert at the restored historic Wildey Theatre. Hopefully this is a sure sign of the popularity of the venue for years to come. Nevertheless, for those who have tickets and those of us who do not, it's still fun to take a look back at what Pure Prairie League brought to the music industry and what they are doing now. Pure Prairie League’s rich history goes back to 1969 in southern Ohio where a group of young musicians initially played cover tunes at local bars. Original member Craig Fuller and early member George Powell were beginning to hone their songwriting abilities around the time original drummer Tom McGail happened to catch a late night 1939 Errol Flyn flick called Dodge City. The movie’s “Pure Prairie League” was the women’s temperance union attempting to clean up Kansas’ most lawless town. Thus, the band was named.

RCA signed Pure Prairie League after seeing them play in Cleveland, Ohio, and their first album was released the following year, with what would become a memorable Norman Rockwell cover. Mike Reilly’s first gig with the band was in 1972, and once the band’s second album, "Bustin’ Out," was finished they hit the road to promote the release. In February 1973, however, Fuller received Uncle Sam’s summons to go to Vietnam Nam. He applied for conscientious objector status and ended up doing alternative service in a hospital in Covington, Ky., but PPL was dropped from RCA soon after. Incredibly, college stations continued to play cuts from "Bustin’ Out" until RCA was forced to seek out the group’s whereabouts. Re-signed in 1975, the band recorded "Two Lane Highway." While they were in the studio, RCA released “Amie” from "Bustin’ Out" as a single, which remains a classic song in rock history to this day. The changing musical times made it difficult for PPL to continue creating its same sound. As disco dominated the airwaves, the band became aware that it, too, had to make some alterations. Someone auditioning for the spot of the departing Gorshorn brothers brought along a young man named Vince Gill. He hadn’t intended on trying out for the band, but after jamming once, they offered him the job on the spot. “We had seen him play in 1976 when the band he was

playing with opened up for us in Oklahoma City”, remarks bass player Michael Reilly. “We offered him the gig then, but he said, ‘Oh no, I’m playing bluegrass.’ Two years later he came to Los Angeles with Byron Berline and Sundance and after we jammed again for a few hours, we offered him the job again and he accepted”. For their final RCA offering n 1978, "Can’t Hold Back," Gill, along with the other new member, Patrick Bolin, wrote more rock influenced country material and they added saxophone to the tracks instead of pedal steal guitar. Although it seemed to be an odd pairing, Casablanca signed the group and they enjoyed their biggest success with the first single from "Firin’ Up," “Let Me Love You Tonight,” which reached No. 7 on the pop charts and No. 1 on the adult contemporary charts. Personnel changes at Casablanca resulted in the loss of their deal once again and Gill departed after three albums in as many years. Reunited to treat us to music that sounds as good today as it did when they first performed, PPL is touring and enjoying every minute of it. PPL has been playing true to its original form. “People come to hear the music the way it was played back then,” Fuller asserts. “We may have improved upon the fidelity, but when we do a song off one of our records, we do it just like it was recorded.” PPL in the new millennium may be a curious prospect to band members, but the band’s longevity is a testament to the timelessness of their music. If you are one of the fortunate ticket holders for the Saturday, April 16, event, this should be a night to remember. For those of us who are left empty handed, guess it is back to the iPod for some reminiscing of Pure Prairie League memories. For more information about the Wildey Theatre, located 250-254 North Main St., in Edwardsville, visit www. For more information about Pure Prairie League, visit www.

Pure Prairie League now, above, and in the '70s, at left. Photos for The Edge.

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Thursday, March 24 • Dance Party with Z107.7, The Drunken Fish, Central West End • Rescheduled Kim Massie Benefit for March of Dimes, “Rhythm and Blues for Babies” , 7: 30 p.m., Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, MetroTix 314-534-1111. • The English Beat, The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, The Delmar Loop, St. Louis, doors, 7 p.m.; show, 8 p.m.; • Megan Slankard, Lewis & Clark Community College, Godfrey, 11 a.m. • Class Actress & Millionyoung, The Rock House, 1200 South 7th Street St. Louis, (314) 588-0505 • Sable, Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, East Alton, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 25 • Gabie, Westview Wine Cellar and Bistro, Collinsville, 7 p.m. • Mo’ Pleasure, Villa Marie Winery, Maryville, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. • North Mississippi AllStars, with Nathaniel Rateliff, The Pageant, Delmar Loop, St. Louis, Mo. • Ultraviolets, Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, East Alton, 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 26 • James McMurtry/The Bottle Rockets, The Pageant, Delmar Loop, St. Louis


• Pete Morrissey, Westview Wine Cellar and Bistro, Collinsville, 7 p.m. • Jim Stevens Group, Grafton Winery, Grafton • Kaki King w/Washington, 8:30 p.m.., The Rock House, 1200 South 7th Street St. Louis, (314) 588-0505 •  H o o s i e r Daddy’s, 3 p.m.; Ultraviolets, 8 p.m.; Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, East Alton, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 27 • Open Mic w/Bottoms Up Blues Gang, Llywelyn’s Pub, Soulard • Open Mic w/Butch Moore, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 9 p.m. • J a s o n G arms, Villa Marie Winery, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Maryville • Terry Beck, Grafton Winery, Grafton • Hoosier Daddy’s, 2 p.m., My Friend Mike, 7 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, East Alton,

Monday, March 28 • Madahoochi & Friends, Cicero’s, 9 p.m. • Keypers Piano Bar, Musical Monday’s Cabaret, 9 p.m. • Soulard Blues Band, Broadway Oyster Bar, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, March 29 • Alvin Jett Duo, Hwy. 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen, 7:30 p.m. • Marquise Knox, Beale on Broadway, 8 p.m. • The Schwag, 10 p.m., The Rock House, 1200 South 7th Street St. Louis, (314) 588-0505

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Wednesday, March 30 • Open Mic w/Duck Tape Trio, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville • Tom Hall, Iron Barley, South St. Louis, 6:30 p.m. • Brian Curran, Broadway Oyster Bar, 5 p.m. • Ann Hampton Callaway, Jazz at the Bistro in Grand Center, 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 31 • Dance Party with Z107.7, The Drunken Fish, Central West End • Ann Hampton Callaway, Jazz at the Bistro in Grand Center, 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. •  A n E v e n i n g w i t h D a v i d Jeremiah, Chaifetz Arena at Saint Louis University • Janet Jackson, The Fox Theater in Grand Center, 8 p.m., St. Louis

Friday, April 1 • Wi n t e r J a m - N e w s b o y s , Francesca Battistelli, Kutless, The Family Arena, St. Charles, Mo. • MOE., The Pageant, Delmar Loop, St. Louis • 7 Walkers, 8 p.m., The Rock House, 1200 South 7th Street St. Louis, (314) 588-0505 • Ann Hampton Callaway, Jazz at the Bistro in Grand Center, 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. • P e t e M o r r i s s e y, We s t v i e w Wi n e C e l l a r a n d B i s t ro , Collinsville

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• “The Beene Familly” Bethalto Church of God, 800 E. Bethalto Blvd. Bethalto,, $5 per person donation appreciated. 7 p.m. • Soulard Blues Band, Grafton Winery, Grafton •  S u i t e S o u l S p o t P re s e n t s : Anthony David, 8 p.m., The Rock House, 1200 South 7th Street St. Louis, (314) 588-0505 • Ann Hampton Callaway, Jazz at the Bistro in Grand Center, 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. • April Brewer, Westview Wine Cellar and Bistro, Collinsville

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Wednesday, April 6

• Open Mic w/Bottoms Up Blues Gang, Llywelyn’s Pub, Soulard • Open Mic w/Butch Moore, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 9 p.m. • Ralph Butler, Grafton Winery, Grafton • Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, 5 p.m., The Rock House, 1200 South

• All Time Low, The Pageant, Delmar Loop, St. Louis, Mo. • Soulard Blues Band, Broadway Oyster Bar, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, April 5 • Alvin Jett Duo, Hwy. 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen, 7:30 p.m. • Marquise Knox, Beale on Broadway, 8 p.m. • Queens of The Stone Age, The Pageant, 6161 Delmar, St. Louis, 7 p.m. SOLD OUT

• Wineaux Wednesday, Villa Marie Winery, $5, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. • Open Mic w/Duck Tape Trio, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville • Tom Hall, Iron Barley, South St. Louis, 6:30 p.m. • Brian Curran, Broadway Oyster Bar, 5 p.m.

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QuickGlance Movie Reviews “Rango”

“Pirates of the Caribbean” director Gore Verbinski has crafted a relentlessly inventive animated amalgamation of “Chinatown,” Sergio Leone spaghetti Westerns and the drug-conjured lizards of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” Yes, it’s a PG-rated kids movie, but it’s also an extremely cinematic animated film and a witty slapstick comedy. Johnny Depp voices the title character, a theatrically inclined chameleon who’s bounced from his pet lizard tank and cast into the Mojave Desert. Arriving in the critter-populated town of Dirt, he dons the role of gunslinger and does it well enough that he’s made sheriff. He’s a method actor, it turns out. With the great cinematographer Roger Deakins serving as visual consultant and visual effects headed by Mark McCreery, the refraction of light in “Rango” is so authentic that one swears the saloon full of gun-toting varmints is live action. Hans Zimmer’s score, a fun ode to Ennio Morricone, adds to the playful tone. With Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin and Ned Beatty (as Noah Cross remade as a tortoise) among the fine voice cast. RATED: PG for crude humor, language, action and smoking. RUNNING TIMIE: 107 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

“Take Me Home Tonight”

A nostalgic homage to the romantic-comedy romps of the 1980s, this cycles through all the conventions of the genre without breathing any new life into them, or offering characters who are developed well enough to make us care about them. Director Michael Dowse’s film isn’t a full-on John Hughes parody, like “Not Another Teen Movie,” but it still may as well come with a checklist at the door, just so you can keep track of all the ‘80s cliches. There’s the wild, all-night party that brings together people from varying social strata, the nerdy guy who finally gets the girl of his dreams, the pretty, popular girl who’s tired of being pretty and popular. And like the similarly big-haired, acid-washed “Hot Tub Time Machine,” it wallows in the period kitsch, complete with one-hit wonders like “Safety Dance” and “Come on Eileen.” But once you get past giggling at how ridiculous we all looked back then, you realize there isn’t much story there to keep you hooked. Topher Grace, who helped come up with that story, stars as Matt Franklin, a recent MIT grad. It’s 1988, and instead of landing some prestigious engineering job, he’s working at a video store at the mall and living at home with his parents. When he sees a chance to hook up with Tori (Teresa Palmer), the prom queen he’s secretly loved from afar, he lies and says he’s a big-time banker. Dan Fogler and Anna Faris are along for the ride. RATED: R for language, sexual content and drug use. RUNNING TIME: 97 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.

“Battle: Los Angeles”

Jonathan Liebesman’s disaster film doesn’t rely as much as others in the genre on the gleeful horror of seeing familiar landmarks burn. Instead, this West Coast version of alien invasion distinguishes itself as an urban warfare film and a patriotic ad for the Marines. A dozen alien ships land on Earth — we only care about the one just off L.A. — and in the ensuing carnage, a platoon of Marines are sent into the fray with the seemingly inconsequential mission of rescuing a handful of civilians (Bridget Moynahan, Michael Pena). The weary veteran Staff Sgt. Nantz (Aaron Eckhart) isn’t their lieutenant (Ramon Rodriguez), but he’s effectively their leader in survival and Marine

honor. The talented Eckhart and Liebesman manage to pull off the ultra-seriousness for much of the film, before a laughable speech of teary-eyed inspiration finally does them in. There’s oddly little sense of Los Angeles throughout. Instead, the movie stays close to the ground, bogged down in block-by-block combat. L.A. traffic triumphs again. RATED: PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language. RUNNING TIME: 116 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING One and a half stars out of four.

“Jane Eyre”

There’s been no shortage of film versions of Charlotte Bronte’s classic tale of romance and woe. Now, yet another take on the 1847 novel has come to the screen, with Cary Joji Fukunaga directing Moira Buffini’s script, which shakes things up by messing with the narrative structure. It begins with Jane fleeing the imposing Thornfield Hall in hysterics and is told mainly in flashback, which creates tension from the start — even if you know the story. Fukunaga may seem like an odd choice to direct such revered literary material; his last film, “Sin Nombre,” was a contemporary and violent tale of Central Americans making their way through Mexico on their way to the United States. But both are about people searching for a place to belong, and they share a visceral immediacy. Visually and tonally, his “Jane Eyre” is muted, stripped-down; it’s gooey and marshy, vast and grassy, anything but lush — and that’s what makes it beautiful. The pacing might even be a bit too low-key, but because it is, and because the attraction between Jane and Rochester simmers for so long, it makes the passionate bursts stand out even more. Regardless of aesthetics, the relationship between these two guarded people is at the heart of the story — it’s the source of emotion — and Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender challenge and beguile each other beautifully. RATED: PG-13 for thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content. RUNNING TIME: 103 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING Three stars out of four.

“Red Riding Hood”

This aims not for little girls who want to hear a fairy tale before they go to sleep at night, but rather for teenage girls who want a soapy melodrama full of angst and hair product — with some supernatural flourishes thrown in. Does that sound vaguely familiar to you? It should. “Red Riding Hood” suggests what it might look like if the kids from “Twilight” got dressed up and went to the Renaissance Faire. And that is not a good thing. Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first “Twilight” movie, is working from a script by “Orphan” writer David Leslie Johnson, which takes this classic story and turns it into a medieval love triangle. Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) would rather be with the bad boy she loves than the good guy she’s been arranged to marry. She knows that Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), a hunky woodcutter, is wrong for her, but she longs to run away with him, rather than live a safe, comfortable life with Henry (Max Irons), a hunky blacksmith. They all live in a tiny village on the edge of a dark, dangerous forest, where everyone is more on edge than usual following the latest werewolf attack. Hardwicke depicts the place in haunted fashion, with scenery and lighting that often have a misty, ethereal, almost otherworldly glow. But then the set design feels super chintzy, like something you’d see in a theme park. RATED: PG-13 for violence and creature terror, and some sensuality. RUNNING TIME: 100 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING One and a half stars out of four.

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"Red Riding Hood" puts angst in fairy tale By CHRISTY LEMIRE Associated Press “Red Riding Hood” aims not for little girls who want to hear a fairy tale before they go to sleep at night, but rather for teenage girls who want a soapy melodrama full of angst and hair product — with some supernatural flourishes thrown in, just to make things extra sexy. Does that sound vaguely familiar to you? It should. “Red Riding Hood” suggests what it might look like if the kids from “Twilight” got dressed up and went to the Renaissance Faire. And that is not a good thing. Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first “Twilight” movie — which set a record for the biggest opening ever by a female director with nearly $70 million — is working

from a script by “Orphan” writer David Leslie Johnson, which takes this classic story and turns it into a medieval love triangle. Hardwicke’s early films, “Thirteen” and “Lords of Dogtown,” felt stripped-down and immediate, and they vividly conveyed the restlessness of youth. “Red Riding Hood” sort of hints at that in the character of Valerie (Amanda Seyfried), who’d rather be with the bad boy she loves than the good guy she’s been arranged to marry. She knows that Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), a hunky woodcutter, is wrong for her, but she longs to run away with him, rather than live a safe, comfortable life with Henry (Max Irons), a hunky blacksmith. They all live in a tiny village on the edge of a dark, dangerous forest, where everyone’s more on edge than usual following the latest werewolf attack. Hardwicke depicts the place

in haunted fashion, with scenery and lighting that often have a misty, ethereal, almost otherworldly glow. But then the set design feels super chintzy, like something you’d see in a theme park. The Big Bad Wolf itself, meanwhile, is rendered with CGI work that looks so distractingly fake and disconnected from the rest of the film, it’s hard to take this creature seriously. The menfolk think they’ve hunted down the wolf and killed it. Gary Oldman, who’s perfectly slimy as a clergyman with questionable ethics, warns them that they’re wrong, and that they shouldn’t let their guards down just yet. But, of course, they do — with a wild, drunken party, no less — which makes them all even more vulnerable when the wolf strikes again. Oldman, as Father Solomon, suggests

they shouldn’t waste their time looking for the wolf outside the village, because he (or she!) lurks among them, hidden in human form. Hence, “Red Riding Hood” becomes a whodunit, with plenty of red herrings. Could it be Peter or Henry? Valerie’s mother (Virginia Madsen as a social climber with a secret) or grandmother (Julie Christie as a bohemian outsider)? Maybe it’s Valerie’s dad (Billy Burke, who just happens to play Kristen Stewart’s dad in the “Twilight” movies). The wolf does have a soft spot for Valerie — and who could blame it? She’s gorgeous, with the contrast of her porcelain skin, big blue eyes and that striking red hood against the snowy backdrop. But with everyone feeling so paranoid and mistrustful, Valerie’s spiritual connection with the wolf makes her a suspect.

"Battle: Los Angeles" better than expected By ROBERT GRUBAUGH Of The Edge If you’re looking for a good action movie, don’t let "Battle: Los Angeles" get by you. This is both a good action film, a clever take on science-fiction, and a remarkably uplifting story of patriotism much more than I ever would have guessed by its marketing campaign. Part of the appeal is that the cast is made up of entirely unknown actors coupled with a few very recognizable stars whose names might not be on the tip of your tongue. I’ve found this combination to be very successful in the past. I don’t want to over-sell this movie, or disparage Tom Hanks, but Saving Private Ryan also used this formula and we all know how well that worked out. USMC Staff Sergeant Michael Nantz (Aaron Eckhart) is a tough, quiet guy. I instantly realized that this had been true throughout his


whole life, but relatively recent events had exacerbated it to a new level. He’d been through an atrocity in Afghanistan that many brave men and boys are now grappling with in real life, just as they are up on the big screen. For Nantz, it was the fact that he lost all of the men under his leadership despite surviving himself and returning a hero for the actions he’d devised. No spring chicken, Nantz is on the back nine of his military service, having submitted his retirement paperwork on the worst day of his life. During a training exercise with some new recruits, Nantz is transferred into a new regiment under the command of rookie lieutenant William Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez) when certain stunning events begin to be noticed by the people of Earth. A series of meteors have made splashdown along the coastlines of major urban areas and they quickly reveal themselves to contain alien

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foot soldiers that begin a fullfledged invasion of our planet. The mission for Martinez’s unit is simple: breach the Santa Monica safe zone, fetch some stranded civilians at a police station, and hot foot it back to the airport before the U.S. launches the big bombs onto the alien ground force. It’s a nice, easy eight-mile s t ro l l t h ro u g h a n a b a n d o n e d neighborhood for the squad which is made up of Corporal Kevin Harris (Ne-Yo), a Corpsman who recently transferred in from Africa (Adetokumboh M’Cormack), and Corporal Jason Lockett (Cory Hardict), the brother of one of Nantz’s slain soldiers. This is a highly-trained and well-run platoon. Many other soldiers fall around them, but they combine with those scattered forces, including Navy reconnaissance pilot Elena Santos (Michelle Rodriguez), to form a more robust fighting unit. Under way, the team realizes that the ground-based invaders are not

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much more skilled than human soldiers, but that they also have air support, something the armed forces aren’t counting on. Their superior fire power mimics electromagnetic pulses and an advance city like Los Angeles precariously balances in this crossfire. The spirited rescue mission (of some children, Bridget Moynahan, and Michael Pena), turns into one bent on gathering crucial intelligence against this colonizing force of beings that

resemble a cross between the armored-clad soldiers in the Halo videogame series and the Prawns from 2009’s District 9. Either way this is an exciting thrill ride of a film. ••• "Battle: Los Angeles" runs 126 minutes and is rated PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language. I give this film three and a half stars out of four.

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One Day Without Shoes Glik's teams up with TOMS to help those in need By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge


lik’s Department Stores are a great location for the latest fashions and accessories. A staple in this area, Glik’s history goes back over a century when Joseph Glik sold merchandise from a horse-drawn wagon. Today, not only are the Edwardsville, Granite City, Highland and Alton stores very popular, they also have locations in Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and South Dakota.

Something that Glik’s strives for is to be a support to local communities and to bring awareness to worthy causes. One of Glik’s avenues of support comes from being a retailer of TOMS Shoes. TOMS was created as a charitable company which designs and manufactures shoes. In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new

shoes given to a child in need – one for one. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS customers. Since then, TOMS has taken off and is now a nationally supported cause. On Tuesday, April 5, Glik’s plans to carry their show of support one step further. They are participating in One Day Without Shoes to bring awareness to the many children in developing countries that grow up barefoot. The project information states: “Did you know some children walk without shoes for miles each day, and they can often not attend school without proper footwear? In Ethiopia, approximately one million people are suffering from a debilitating disease called podoconiosis, which is 100 percent preventable with basic hygiene and shoes. A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause.” So on Tuesday, April 5, many associates and management members, including Mr. Joe Glik (owner of the store chain) of Glik’s Department Stores will converge on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and will be barefoot to bring awareness to this cause. They are also inviting customers who shop in the stores on Tuesday, April 5, to leave their shoes in a special marked box at the front door and to shop in the store barefoot to show their support. Not every Glik’s carries TOMS Shoes, although the Edwardsville store does – along with 17 other locations, but all stores are participating in the One Day Without Shoes observation. Also on that day, along with bringing awareness to the need to

provide much needed footwear to children in need, they are also donating 10 percent of the day's sales to Lift for Life in St. Louis. Lift for Life opened in 1988 as a gym for kids in city neighborhoods to give them a place to hang out, be active and safe. Since that time, the gym has expanded to an academy, offering a school curriculum as part of the Magnet School program. For much more about Lift for Life and their program, visit On Saturday, June 11, Glik’s will also offer another event that will spotlight TOMS shoes and help bring awareness to their goal of providing kids in need with footwear. They will host Style Your

Sole at the Edwardsville Glik’s. Purchase a pair of TOMS shoes from the store that day and pay an extra $10 to have an artist paint a masterpiece on your pair. You will have your very own unique pair of TOMS that are different than any other pair. There will be a number of artists on hand to offer a number of different designs for your shoes. In turn, your purchase will provide another pair for a deserving child. For more information about the TOMS One Day Without Shoes program, visit onedaywithoutshoes. com. For information about Glik’s or to find a location, their hours or phone numbers, visit www.Gliks. com.

Above and at right, various styles of TOMS shoes. At left, an artist creates a unique work during a Style Your Sole event. Photos by Debbie Settle and for The Edge.

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Dining Delights

The power of pudding

Use it to make an amazing array of desserts By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge


love pudding. All flavors. I don’t care if it is cooked pudding, instant or out of a can. I enjoy it immensely. Since I have to watch my sugar intake, I am very thankful for the invention of sugar-free pudding. It actually tastes very good.

The one thing I am amazed by, however, is the number of great desserts you can make with pudding. Following are just a sampling of some that I have run across. Grab a spoon and some pudding and enjoy: “Dirt” Cake Ingredients • 1/2 cup butter, softened • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar • 2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix • 3 1/2 cups milk • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed • 32 ounces chocolate sandwich cookies with creme filling Directions 1. Chop cookies very fine in food processor. The white cream will disappear. 2. Mix butter, cream cheese, and sugar in bowl. 3. In a large bowl mix milk, pudding and whipped topping together. 4. Combine pudding mixture and cream mixture together. 5. Layer in flower pot, starting

with cookies then cream mixture. Repeat layers. 6. Chill until ready to serve. 7. Add artificial flower or gummy worms or any other fun props. Great to make small individual ones for a child’s party. Chocolate Pudding Cake Ingredients • 1 (10 inch) angel food cake • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed • 1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix • 1 (5 ounce) package non-instant chocolate pudding mix • 1 (1.55 ounce) bar milk chocolate Directions 1. Tear Angel food cake into bite size pieces into a 9x13 inch cake pan (preferably glass). 2. Prepare chocolate pudding as directed on package. Gently spread over the top of cake pieces, spreading to edges of pan. 3. Carefully spread whipped topping over chocolate pudding, spreading to edges of pan and taking care not to mix with pudding. 4. Using a cheese grater or vegetable peeler, grate chocolate bar over the whipped topping. 5. Chill until ready to serve, at least one hour. Nutritional information per serving: calories: 123; fat: 3.3g; cholesterol: < 1mg

Cream Puff Cake Ingredients Crust • 1 cup water • 1/2 cup butter • 1 cup all-purpose flour • 4 eggs Filling • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese • 4 cups milk • 3 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup Directions 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). 2. In a large heavy saucepan, heat butter and water to boiling over medium-high heat. Add flour and reduce heat to low. Cook and stir until it forms a ball and pulls away from the pan. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg. 3. Spread in bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Cool completely. 4. To make the filling: In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and milk and beat until smooth. Add pudding mix and beat until thickened. Spread over cooled shell. Top with whipped topping, and drizzle chocolate syrup over the top. Nutritional information per serving: calories: 217; fat: 12.4g; cholesterol: 59 mg Any or all of these recipes can be made with sugar-free pudding, light or sugar-free whipped topping, or light or fat-free cream cheese to lower the sugar or fat content. This does not necessarily make them completely sugar-free or fat-free, but saving calories and fat grams any where you can is a good thing!

At top, "Dirt" Cake. At left, a cream puff cake. Photos for The Edge.


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*Lowest AUTO LOAN rate will be equal to our current A+ rate tier. Lowest PERSONAL LOAN rate will be equal to our current A+ rate tier. Extended terms offered on personal loans. Current loan(s) must be financed outside of GCS. Additional GCS lending guidelines and membership qualifications apply. Offer good FEB 1 - MAR 31, 2011.

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SPARTA Svanda Chevrolet Buick GMC

MASCOUTAH Brent Bergheger Chrysler Dodge

ANNA Tri-State RV

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NEW BADEN Hemann Guthrie Chevrolet

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HERRIN Ron Ward Chevrolet

MANCHESTER Suntrup West County BMW

LITCHFIELD Steve Schmitt Auto Group

RUMA Menard Auto Sales Chrysler Dodge Jeep

*APR= Annual Percentage Rate. Rate shown is valid March 18-28, 2011. Rates are subject to change and are based on the term of the loan, model year of the vehicles, as well as your credit history. Auto payment as low as $339.96 for 63 months, Motorsport payment as low as $361.97 for 63 months, and Boat/RV payment as low as $326.19 for 72 months. Each payment example is for a $20,000 loan. APR rate is for purchases of new and used autos only, not refinances of existing loans. Maximum term on a secured loan is dependent upon the age of the security and mileage on the collateral. Some restrictions may apply.


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