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The gift of life

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A story behind the store

Local man sees no end to donations.

Maggie's Primitive Cottage.

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They just keep staggering in.

9 "Salt"

Jolie's latest offers nothing new.

13 COCA programs

Events planned for August, September.

17 Wake up to Missouri Free attractions in the Show-Me State.

20 What kids want

Doprsey woman writes children's book.

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What’s Happening Thursday Friday July 29____________ July 30____________ Promises, Promises, Stages St. Louis performance -The Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood, Mo., tickets: 314821-2407 or www.stagesstlouis.org. The Sound of Music -The Muny, Forest Park, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Wood River Farmer’s Market, 4 p.m. to dusk -Madison Ave., Wood River Grafton Music in the Park -The Grove Memorial Park, corner of Main and Market, Grafton, 786-2722 or www. enjoygrafton.com. The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation -Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park Vatican Splendors -Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory.org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com Recession Rejuvenations -Bruno David Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, Mo.

Outdoor Film Series -Saint Louis Art Museum-on Art Hill, 9 p.m., free, open to public, St. Louis, Film-Meet Me in St. Louis Promises, Promises - Stages St. Louis performance -The Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood, Mo., tickets: 314-8212407 or www.stagesstlouis.org. The Sound of Music -The Muny, Forest Park, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. The Wizard of Oz performance -Highland Elementary, 1800 Lindenthal Ave., Highland, 7:30 p.m. Keyon Harrold Quartet -Jazz at the Bistro, 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., 3536 Washington Ave; $20; $10 students The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation -Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park Vatican Splendors -Missouri History Museum, www. mohistory.org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com Recession Rejuvenations -Bruno David Gallery, 10 a.m. to

5 p.m., 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, Mo.

Saturday July 31____________ Promises, Promises, Stages St. Louis performance -The Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood, Mo., tickets: 314-8212407 or www.stagesstlouis.org. The Sound of Music -The Muny, Forest Park, St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Goshen Market -St Louis Street at Main Street, Edwardsville, 8 a.m. to noon Alton Block Party, 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. -Piasa & State Sts., Alton, 4656676. Alton Hauntings Bus Tour, 7 p.m. -Alton Visitor Center Lot, Alton, www.altonhauntings.com Mineral Springs Haunted Cemetery Tour, 7:30 p.m. -Mineral Springs Mall, 301 E. Broadway St., Alton www.mineralspringshauntedtours.com Homegrown Sample Festival -Thies Farm, 3120 Maryland Heights Expressway Maryland Heights, or 4215 N. Hanley Rd., St. Louis, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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He keeps giving and giving and giving and giving and giving and giving and giving Local man’s platelet donations now up to seven gallons By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge Summer time is a difficult time for blood donations. People are on vacation, schools are out and the warm weather brings on many more accidents that call for blood transfusions. Imagine the need for blood platelets. A very small portion of people who donate, give blood platelets, which are in extremely high demand. Blood platelets are a blood product that is donated through a process called Apheresis. The process of apheresis is a Greek term which means to withdraw or separate. Apheresis is the necessary process that allows for the collection and then separation of the red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, platelets and more. Many people benefit from apheresis donations: children, the elderly, friends, neighbors and relatives. Whether it is therapy for leukemia, cancer or aplastic anemia, these are just some of the illnesses that require these platelet transfusions. One Edwardsville man can be considered a hero in the apheresis donation category. Harold Duvall gave his seventh gallon, that is eight pints per gallon, of platelets on Friday, July 16, at St. Clare Hospital in Alton. A regular whole blood donation comprises about a half pint of red cells, less than an ounce of platelets, and only a thimble full of white cells. With apheresis, the number of platelets collected is six times the number collected through the regular blood donation. During the apheresis process, the other components (red blood cells, white blood cells, etc.) are returned immediately to the donor during the separation process. Unlike a typical blood donation, which requires waiting approximately 56 days between donations, platelets that are donated are replaced within 72 hours, making it possible for a healthy person to donate much more often, generally every 30 days. Harold began donating approximately two years ago, while living in Carlinville, with the Central Illinois Community Blood Center (CICBC). When he moved to Edwardsville, he continued to donate, but the nearest apheresis donation site was at St. Clare Hospital in Alton. That has not slowed Harold from making his committed appointments. He is careful about his diet and gets plenty of exercise to keep his blood count numbers right for donation and he makes the trip to Alton each time he is eligible to give again. Although Harold’s accomplishment is commendable, he was very adamant that the word get out about how important it is for people to consider becoming platelet

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Donor Care Specialist Delaine Charlton helps make apheresis donor Harold Duvall comfortable and monitors equipment while he makes his seventh gallon donation. donors. The area used for collecting apheresis is adjacent to the chemotherapy area at Alton’s St. Clare Hospital. CICBC’s Donor Care Specialist Delaine Charlton explained how crucial it is that people consider donating, and even felt it ironic that some of the people that needed the platelet transfusions were in the room right next door. “The people in the chemotherapy area are just some of the patients who need these donations most. I think donors can see first hand how important their donations are just by walking through to get to the donation area,” said Charlton. Other patients that require platelets are those having major surgeries and premature babies. Obviously, these are occurrences that happen every day.

If you are considering donation, the requirements are pretty simple. You need to be a healthy individual, age 17 and above, at least 110 pounds, and you can donate as often as every two weeks or up to 24 times per year, depending on your blood count. If you are a regular whole blood donor and are concerned about doing both, you can actually still donate whole blood seven days after donating platelets. Harold plans on continuing to make platelet donations as long as he is able. His wish is that everyone consider if they are a candidate for donation and think about also giving the gift of life. For information about donating platelets or whole blood, visit www.cicbc.org or call 1-866-GIVEBLD (448-3253).

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Maggie’s Primitive Cottage Showcasing the world of home decor By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge Just a little yellow house with lots of stars on the front. That is the image you take in when passing by Maggie’s Primitive Cottage on 441 East Vandalia St. in downtown Edwardsville. But don’t just drive by, stop in and be amazed at the unbelievable selection Maggie’s has to offer. The quaint little house that was built in 1890 is the perfect backdrop for unique home decor items, furniture pieces, linens, gourmet food items, kitchen wares, natural beauty products, candles of all kinds and so much more. Maggie Schmitz started her business on Sept. 9, 2003, in the small yellow cottage that is next door to what is now Niko’s

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Antiques and Collectables, also on East Vandalia. This is where the “cottage” portion of her name came from. Just 500 square feet soon became too cramped when the community quickly embraced what Maggie had to offer. After a few moves and a lot of great memories, Maggie’s has settled into the larger East Vandalia location. Although Schmitz’s passion is her business, she has had to be away for nearly two years due to health issues. While standing on a ladder the day before Halloween in 2008, as she was hanging Christmas decor for the shop’s open house, Maggie felt and heard a popping sound in her abdomen. After a few days of not feeling well, her husband, Ron, took her to St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield.

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Above and below are images showcasing the many offerings at Maggie’s Primitive Cottage. That was the last thing that Maggie remembered until she woke up in ICU around Thanksgiving. Maggie’s appendix had apparently burst several months before, but had formed an abscess around the appendix area. The abscess broke loose, which was the feeling and sound she experienced on the ladder. As if that wasn’t enough, when emergency surgery was performed, the surgeon found cancer in the appendix area. This form of cancer is so rare that the oncologist who was assigned to her had only seen four cases similar to her’s. He told her that those people hadn’t survived. The night that Maggie had her emergency surgery, her husband Ron was given the news that she only had a 20 percent chance of even making it through the night. She did get through that night and spent the next 22 days in ICU. What followed were two years of a number of surgeries, chemotherapy and a lot of healing time. Maggie had made up her mind part way into the ordeal that she was going to have to close the store. It is at this part of Maggie’s story that she gets a big smile on her face and a little quiver in her voice. “I found out what amazing people I have around me. It is a testament to the great people in this town,” Maggie said. She goes on to explain how her friend Julie, her sister Jean, sister-in-law Connie (who came in from Ohio), a number of neighbors and especially her husband, came to her rescue in so many ways.

Her friend Julie, who also has a passion for decorating and the business, stepped in to take care of the shop for much of the time Maggie was not able to. Her sister Jean and her sister-in-law Connie also stepped in to help on a number of occasions and kept the doors open. Neighbors would leave food in the fridge for her husband Ron so that after he would spend long days at the hospital there would be a home cooked meal there for him to heat up. All of these people, and maybe some that didn’t get mentioned here, stepped up to keep Maggie’s Primitive Cottage open and to help Maggie heal. “My husband Ron was wonderful. He was there for me in a way I never thought he could be. He changed my sheets, was by my side and just took good care of me the whole time, including working in the shop any chance he could,” Maggie said. “I am so fortunate I have these great people to help me. They all made it possible for me to still be here and the shop to still be here.” Although Maggie is still recovering, she is trying to get back to the shop at least two days a week. She is placing orders, hanging items, preparing for her upcoming sales and most would not know that she ever skipped a beat. The store is as lovely as ever, and is full of great merchandise. Many people who have never taken a moment to stop in may be very surprised at what is available. The gourmet food line has been

hand selected by Maggie herself. She carries Paula Deen food products, South Bend Chocolate Company, Wind & Willow, Little Barn Amish Noodles, Low Country Produce items and a number of other high quality products. The fixtures and furniture that display her products are nearly all for sale. Don’t try to ask for the pieces in a certain color or size, as they are all one-of-a-kind, sometimes antique, that what you see is what you get. The prices are extremely reasonable and they even provide local delivery for free. The majority of the items in the store are made in the U.S.A., as Maggie knows and feels that it is important to support businesses in our country. Maggie does all the florals in the shop herself and you can even talk to her about custom pieces. What started out as a business a d v e n t u re w i t h a b o o t h i n a craft mall has blossomed into a true passion for Maggie and her husband Ron and it shows in the time and effort they have put into the store. Even if you have stopped by before, make sure to stop in again, especially each time the season changes and check out all the new and different items that she is carrying. Right now, the shop hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through F r i d a y, 1 0 a . m . t o 3 p . m . o n Saturday, and closed Sunday and Monday. During the holiday season, check in or call 659-9002 for extended hours.

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25 staggering years

Edwardsville landmark reaches a milestone

By ANN NICCUM Of The Edge As expected, regulars staggered into the Stagger Inn...Again, located at 104 East Vandalia in downtown Edwardsville, recently. It was the restaurant/bar ’s 25th anniversary and the 36th anniversary of the original Stagger Inn. In honor of the occasion, Stagger owner Christy Wells hosted special events – food, music and a whole lot of fun - July 15 through 17. There was a night filled with videos from past events, and all nights were filled with music from long-time contributing bands as well as traditional Stagger food and guests. The sentiment was the same across the room – there is no place like this anywhere in St. Louis. It is the music, the people, the food and the feel that draw so many people into the bar night after night and year after year. One regular in attendance at the anniversary party on Friday was Roscoe Beano of the Roscoe Beano Band. His band is a regular performer at the Stagger. Beano, of Belleville, said there is no place like the Stagger in the St. Louis area. Beano said it is the only place he knows like this with the food, atmosphere and live music five nights a week and open Mike night two times per week. He said everybody knows everyone and everyone is happy to be there – even the workers.

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Music has always been one of the top draws at Edwardsville’s Stagger Inn...Again, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Plus, Beano said they support live music. “Hard to find a bar to support music like this,” Beano said. “Not a whole lot of bars like this.” Beano said he has been coming to the Stagger for nearly three decades. “I am up here a ton,” Beano said. He said the Stagger is unique a s i t c h a n g e s t h ro u g h o u t t h e day from a family atmosphere at the lunch and the dinner hours serving families and business people to the evening hours when the rooms fill with music and the dancing begins. One of the Stagger bartenders,

Michael Deal, agreed. Deal, who now lives in St. Louis, is behind the bar on Friday nights. He has been there for 10 years and loves it. Deal said he started working there in graduate school and has stayed because he loves it so much. “Only one night a week,” Deal said. Deal said it is because the Stagger is such a great place to work and be. “Live music five days, a family feel,” Deal said. Edwardsville resident Eric Curry, also a long-time patron of the Stagger, said he too loves the Stagger.

“I like the people,” Curry said. Curry said his first drink ever, when he was 16, was right there, when it was Elsie’s Uptown Lounge, before it became known as the Stagger Inn 1974. Though the original Stagger closed in 1983 and briefly became a sports bar until it was bought out again and returned to its original style and named the Stagger Inn...Again in 1985, Curry said he has remained a loyal customer. He said he is still coming to the location of his first drink all these years later and the place where his friends all meet up to have a good time – the Stagger.

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People People planner Tour of Illinois flower and wine operations set  Brightflower Nursery in Stockton and Famous Fossil Winery in Cedarville are the destinations of a tour sponsored by University of Illinois Extension. The tour is scheduled for Friday, August 13, and will begin at Brightflower Nursery at 9 a.m.  Jeanie McKewan and Michael Staver started Brightflower Nursery in 2006. “After working for a variety of business entrepreneurs on Chicago’s  North Shore, I decided that it was time to start my own,” said McKewan, who is president of Brightflower. “I have always been involved in growing and gardening and have a master’s degree in plant pathology.”  Brightflower Nursery is certified organic. McKewan said the choice to become certified was partly about nurturing the land, but also as a marketing niche. “We are small with very little capital so it is difficult to build the business. We’re far from some of our market, so delivery costs are high,” she said.  Visitors will tour the greenhouse and hoop house production, the field production of cut flowers, the bouquet-building facility, and the cooler for flowers. For more about the nursery, visit http://www. brightflowernursery.com.  Mid-morning the tour will caravan to Famous Fossil Winery in Cedarville, which is owned and operated by Ken and Pam Rosmann. They began by planting the vineyard in 2004 and today have over 2,000 grapevines. The winery was opened in 2008.  T h e v i n e y a r d i s c e r t i f i e d biodynamic. “Our wines are made

with the minimum of handling and preservatives,” said Pam Rosmann. “We do not use any genetically modified yeasts to ferment the wine, and we use evaporated cane juice for our sweet wines.”  T h e R o s m a n n s h a v e a l s o incorporated green technology in their structures. “Our building was built with maximum insulation in the walls, roof and windows,” Rosmann said. “We use a heat exchanger, and a high-velocity heating and cooling system with ondemand hot water.  Our woodwork, tasting bar, and display cabinets were grown, milled and built using local resources.  All of our appliances are energy star and we use as many recycled products as we can find.  We serve local foods as much as we can for our private parties and in our café.”  Guests on the tour will visit the tasting room, the vineyard, and the winery operation, as well as the fossils that were discovered when the vineyard was being planted. Lunch will be served at the winery, and the tour will conclude at 2 p.m. For more about the winery, visit www.famousfossilwinery.com .  “The University of Illinois Extension in northwestern Illinois has been active in supporting local foods efforts and providing training for small farms for the past five years,” said Margaret Larson, county director at the Stephenson and Winnebago County Extension unit.  “As part of these ongoing efforts and initiatives, we are pleased to partner with the U of I small farms program and the sustainable agriculture tours to provide area residents with the chance to gain more insight into the local businesses that contribute to the state’s economy.”  The final tour for the 2010 sustainable agriculture tour series is:  September 22, Agritourism –

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Farm Fresh Fun Country Corner Henry County http://www.country-corner.com  A fee of $20 per person will be charged for each tour, which includes lunch. Two adults pay $30 when registered together, and children under the age of 10 attend free.  Registration at least one week in advance is required.   Visit http://web.extension. illinois.edu/smallfarm/ag_tours. cfm to register and for more details about each of the tours, including a map and agenda.  To register by phone, contact Donna Cray at 217241-4644.  For more information, contact Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant (217-968-5512; cvnghgrn@illinois. edu).

Green Homes Festival planned Over 90 exhibits and demonstrations from the region’s experts on  all things “green” will fill an entire city block with learning and fun for all ages at the Green H o m e s F e s t i v a l , S a t u r d a y, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the 3600 block of Grandel Square. The 9th annual event is hosted by the Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center and

the Missouri Coalition for the E n v i ro n m e n t . A d m i s s i o n a n d parking are free. M o re t h a n 9 0 d i s p l a y s a n d exhibits by local businesses and n o n p ro f i t o rg a n i z a t i o n s w i l l offer information about solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable energy technologies; e n e rg y e ff i c i e n t l i g h t i n g a n d appliances; cool roof retrofits; alternative vehicle and fuel options; windows, insulation and weatherization; heating and c o o l i n g s y s t e m s ; g re e n h o m e building materials and methods; h o m e e n e rg y a u d i t i n g ; g re e n jobs; non-toxic home cleaning and decorating products; bicycle t r a n s p o r t a t i o n ; re c y c l i n g a n d w a s t e re d u c t i o n ; c o m p o s t i n g and soil amendments; fair trade clothing and gifts; and much more. New this year, families can shop the “Made from Scratch” Green Marketplace featuring home décor and gifts made by area crafters and produce grown by local farmers. Kids can snap their photo with costumed recycling characters or enjoy a “community surprise” before building a sunpowered miniature roadster to compete in the Solar Car Derby at 1 and 3 p.m. F a m i l i e s c a n p a i n t a M e t ro bus with nationally recognized artist Charles E. Houska using his unique pop-art style to

create “energizing” bright and whimsical eco-themed scenes from noon to 2 p.m., sponsored by AmerenUE. To further promote alternative transportation a bike valet service will be provided by the St. Louis Regional Bicycle Federation during the event and an alternative vehicle show will take place. Hourly workshops from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will cover more than 20 topics ranging from beekeeping to composting, green cleaning to electric cars, solar power to backyard chickens, sustainable gardening practices to financing home energy improvements, and more! Purchase a $10 wristband to attend any combination of workshops throughout the day, or a $5 single-session ticket. The Local Food Court will offer Schlafly Beer, Kakao Chocolate and regional foods from Sweet Meat Stix and others. Bring your reusable water bottle and get free refills. St. Louis Earth Day’s “Recycling On the Go” service will reduce the festival’s “waste-line” by recycling and composting. Also on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 1 to 9 p.m., enjoy “Dancing in the Street,” a free celebration of the performing and visual arts in the Grand Center arts district, surrounding the Green Homes Festival. INFO: www.grandcenter. org.

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Christian LECLAIRE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Hillsboro At North Buchanan 1914 Esic Drive, Edwardsville, 656-0918 Edwardsville, IL 656-1929 “Loving People to Jesus” The Rev. Virginia L. Bennett, D. Min. Shane Taylor Senior, Minister Sunday Services: Matt Campbell, Youth and June through August Worship Minister 9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Mary Lou Whiteford, Childrens Minister Come worship with us! Sunday Schedule: Nursery Provided Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 am www.standrews-edwardsville.com Worship at 10:30 am Wednesday Schedule: Men’s Ministry 6:45 pm

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL Summit at School Street, Glen Carbon, IL 288-5620 Fr. Eugene A. Stormer Sunday: Christian Education 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m. St. Thomas Child Care Center Now enrolling infants through Pre-K Call 288-5697 “Worship in the warm hospitality of a village church.”

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People People planner Anderson Center completed at Shaw Nature Reserve The Missouri Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the completion of the  new Edgar Anderson Center at the Shaw Nature Reserve (SNR). Completed in May, the Edgar Anderson Center consists of three buildings totaling more than 18,000 square feet to house the Reserve’s Education, Horticulture, and Maintenance operations. The new buildings replace facilities that were built in 1927 and 1930 to house the Garden’s orchid collection and to support grounds maintenance. The new facility was made possible in part through donations to the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Stewards of the Earth campaign, which concluded in 2006.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is pursuing LEED Gold certification for the complex. Several features address sustainability issues, including an innovative cooling system that uses half the energy of a conventional cooling system, passive solar features, and energyefficient lighting. Rainfall from the roof is collected in an underground large cistern that was built in 1927 when all of the Garden’s orchids were moved to the Reserve. This water is used as part of the cooling system and for watering plants. A 50,000-square-foot stormwater retention wetland planted with native species will capture run-off from the Edgar Anderson Center parking lot. A biomass heat source, which is virtually a cleanburning wood furnace with propane backup, supplies heat to the facility using wood from the Reserve.

During demolition of the old buildings, over 90 percent of the materials were either salvaged for reuse or recycled, reducing the amount of materials that had to be taken to landfills. This includes over 18 tons of metal and piping that were recycled, as well as 48,000 bricks that were salvaged for reuse, and 700 tons of aggregate created by crushing concrete floors and footings from the old buildings. According to John Behrer, director of the Shaw Nature Reserve, the new facility will transform the efficiency of operations at the Reserve. “These facilities will give us the tools and the work areas that we need to take care of 2,400 acres and everything that it contains. The Shaw Nature Reserve is 85 years old this year and these facilities will allow us to maintain the Reserve for another 85 years.”

The new complex is named for Missouri Botanical Garden scientist Dr. Edgar Anderson who conducted much of his research at the Shaw Nature Reserve. A plant geneticist at the Garden and Washington University in St. Louis, Anderson spent many summers at the Reserve, growing corn for genetic purposes. He made many of the fundamental genetic advances about corn that helped lead to the development of hybrid corn. Admission to the Shaw Nature Reserve is $3 for adults and free for children ages 12 and under. Missouri Botanical Garden members and Shaw Nature Reserve passholders are free. The Shaw Nature Reserve is located on the south side of Interstate 44 at exit #253 in Gray Summit, Mo. (less than 10 miles past the Six Flags exit). For more information, visit www. shawnature.org or call (636) 451-3512.

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Movies

QuickGlance Movie Reviews

“Knight and Day”

Introducing an exciting new talent: Tom Cruise. Sure, we know Tom Cruise after his three decades in the business. We know way too much about Tom Cruise, actually, thanks to his well-documented off-screen antics the past few years. “Knight and Day” is a refreshing reminder, though, of why he is a superstar: He has that undeniable charisma about him and he really can act, something for which he doesn’t always get the credit he deserves. Here, he plays a Vintage Tom Cruise Role: He gets to be charming but also toy with the idea that he might be a little nuts. As secret agent Roy Miller, he has that twinkle in his eye and that sexy little smile but he’s also strangely calm in the middle of elaborate car chases and shootouts — relaxed, articulate and abidingly courteous when most mortals would be freaking out. That’s part of the fun of the character and the movie as a whole, that contradiction. Cruise’s presence also helps keep James Mangold’s film light, breezy and watchable when the action — and the story itself — spin ridiculously out of control. Cruise and Cameron Diaz make an oddly appealing pair as a (possibly) rogue spy and the innocent woman he must now protect. But the romance between them feels forced and is one of the movie’s chief weaknesses. RATED: PG-13 for sequences of action violence throughout, and brief strong language. RUNNING TIME: 109 min. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.

“The Kids Are All Right”

The two kids of the film — teen siblings getting to know their biological dad — are great — smart, mature, highminded, well-adjusted. The three adults, played with fierce heart and a genuine sense of well-meaning inadequacy by Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, are a mess. Writer-director Lisa Cholodenko’s scenario is a bit forced — repressed lesbian parents forced into contact with the carefree sperm donor who fathered their children. The mayhem that ensues strains credibility here and there. Yet Cholodenko (“High Art,” “Laurel Canyon”) and her cast turn what could have been an utterly artificial story into a warm, funny, sharptongued and broiling examination of the volatility underlying even the happiest of families. Bening and Moore play a cozy couple whose 18-year-old (Mia Wasikowska) and 15-year-old (Josh Hutcherson) turn the household upside-down after they

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contact the anonymous donor (Ruffalo) their moms chose to sire them. The performances, particularly Bening’s, deserve a close look from awards voters come Oscar season. RATED: R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some teen drug and alcohol use. RUNNING TIME: 104 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

“Predators”

This, the third “Predator” film (there have also been two “Predator vs. Alien” spinoffs), opens with Adrien Brody in free-fall. His parachute barely opens in time, and he crashes hard onto the floor of a jungle. Other mercenaries follow from the sky like Wile E. Coyotes. Bugs Bunny cartoons, though, have more complex narratives than this franchise reboot, directed by Nimrod Antal (“Armored”) and originally written by Robert Rodriguez. Our gang of warriors (predators themselves) eventually deduce that they’ve been dropped on another planet as little more than game for the lurking predators, those dreadlocked monsters who bleed glow-stick green. The “most dangerous game” thrill is so much the center of the “Predator” series that there’s almost nothing else to it. Why bother with silly things like plausibility when your trademark climax is your star covering himself in mud? With Topher Grace and Walton Goggins enlivening things, and Laurence Fishburne in a Col. Kurtz-like cameo. RATED: R for strong creature violence and gore, and pervasive language. RUNNING TIME: 107 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.

“Inception”

We’re happy to report, with great relief, that all the hype is justified. Writer-director Christopher Nolan’s first film since “The Dark Knight” is a stunningly gorgeous, technically flawless symphony of images and ideas. “Memento,” the mystery-in-reverse that put Nolan on the map a decade ago, looks almost quaint by comparison. In its sheer enormity, it’s every inch a blockbuster, but in the good sense of the word: with awesomeness, ambition and scope. The cinematography, production design, effects, editing, score, everything down the line — all superb. But unlike so many summer movies assigned that tag, “Inception” is no mindless thrill ride. It’ll make you work, but that’s part of what’s so thrilling about it. With its complicated concepts

about dreams within dreams, layers of consciousness and methods of manipulation, “Inception” might make you want to stop a few times just to get your bearings. The juggernaut of Nolan’s storytelling momentum, however, keeps pounding away. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as dream thief Dom Cobb, an “extractor” who enters the mind while a person is dreaming to steal their secrets; Joseph GordonLevitt plays his detail-oriented right-hand man. Ken Watanabe, as the powerful businessman Saito, hires Dom and his team for a different kind of crime: sneak into the subconscious of a competitor (Cillian Murphy) and implant an idea that will ruin his empire. Tom Hardy, Ellen Page and Dileep Rao are all excellent as members of Dom’s crew. One of the year’s best films, and it’ll surely get even better upon repeated viewings. RATED: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout. RUNNING TIME: 147 min. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Four stars out of four.

“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”

If toys, video games and comics can serve as sources for Hollywood action flicks, why not Mickey Mouse? Inspired by Mickey’s segment in Disney’s “Fantasia,” this action comedy starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel may not work any bedazzling magic. Yet the family fantasy that reunites Cage with his “National Treasure” producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Jon Turteltaub stirs up a pleasantenough potion whose effects, action and comedy should send parents and kids home happy. The often stodgy Cage, fresh from a couple of deliriously manic performances in “Kick-Ass” and “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans,” has rediscovered his inner goof, hamming it up as a 1,500year-old sorcerer searching for a chosen wizard who will be able to defeat an evil sorceress aiming to destroy the world. Science geek Baruchel turns out to be the guy and gets a crash course in magic for his big showdown. Co-starring Monica Bellucci, Teresa Palmer and Alfred Molina, who adds dapper charm as a wicked wizard. RATED: PG for fantasy action violence, some mild rude humor and brief language. RUNNING TIME: 110 min. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two and a half stars out of four.

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Movies “Salt” a little too obvious By CHRISTY LEMIRE Associated Press “Salt” is, quite literally, a shaggy dog story. Despite the cryptic ads that pose the question, “Who Is Salt?” and regardless of the various twists and turns designed to throw us off, the intentions of Angelina Jolie’s superspy character, Evelyn Salt, are never really in question. This is obvious, based on one comparatively small gesture in an early scene. Salt, a CIA officer accused of being a Russian spy, dashes home to grab the supplies she needs to go on the run and hunt for her husband, who’s missing. She grabs a backpack hidden in a trunk full of clothes, but while she’s there she also sees her scruffy, little terrier, padding about the apartment, nervous because everything is in upheaval. Once she escapes by climbing out the window and slinking from ledge to ledge, high above the sidewalk — barefoot in a pencil skirt, in the winter, no less — she persuades a young girl in a neighboring apartment to let her in. There, Salt opens the backpack and produces — you guessed it — the aforementioned scruffy, little terrier. (Good thing they didn’t have a Great Dane.) And you realize right then and there that anyone who would go to that much trouble to save a dog cannot be a bad person. It’s impossible. So from that point on, while there’s tension in “Salt,” there really is no suspense. Any attempts to confuse us about our heroine’s true nature — and there are many — feel like an elaborate sham. Under the direction of Phillip Noyce, though, at least it’s a wellmade sham. “Salt” allows Noyce to return to the kind of action thrillers he’s made previously, like the Tom Clancy adaptations “Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger.”

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Cast member Angelina Jolie arrives at the premiere of “Salt” in Los Angeles on July 19. It’s muscular, gritty and propulsive. (Robert Elswit, an Oscar winner for “There Will Be Blood,” is the cinematographer.) It’s also totally ludicrous and lacking in even the slightest shred of humanity. It’s intriguing that, while a man originally was the main character in Kurt Wimmer ’s script (and reportedly was to be played by Tom Cruise), making Salt a woman in no way depletes the film of its

brawniness. But Jolie expressed interest in playing James Bond a few years back, and voila — Edwin Salt became Evelyn Salt. No actress working today is as convincing an action star as Jolie, and she does tear it up here; the fight scenes are visceral, not balletic like the “Tomb Raider” movies or supernaturally trippy as in “Wanted.” But what Jolie is called upon to do grows increasingly difficult to accept,

even for summer escapism. Stunts that would result in serious injury or even death to the average person are nothing for Salt. She jumps off an overpass and onto a moving 18wheeler, then onto a tanker truck, then onto another semi before landing on the windshield of a cab, stealing a motorcycle and zipping away. She leaps from a moving subway train onto a platform, rolls and just gets up and runs. She gets shot and places a

maxi-pad on the wound. Yes, she’s supposed to be a highly trained undercover operative — whether she’s working for the United States or Russia — but this is ridiculous and even laughable when, in theory, we’re supposed to be engrossed. Salt’s identity first comes into question while she’s interrogating a Russian defector (Daniel Olbrychski) who tells of sleeper cells that have infiltrated the U.S.

“Inception” lives up to its billing By ROBERT GRUBAUGH Of The Edge Christopher Nolan’s new film, Inception, is quite remarkable. But for one or two oddities, I found it to be a fantastic experience that played on certain movie-going tendencies of my own that I didn’t previously know were missing. It’s a complicated film, often taking leaps of the imagination with the viewer helplessly along for the ride. It’s not quite like anything else I’ve ever seen and creativity is second to nothing in my view. It’s films like this that play with your mind days later and jingle bells that have long been quiet. Forget eloquence. Even on paper this should have been a great movie. I’m going to start by describing the cast members--talented actors all--and who do a remarkable job of avoiding being the onedimensional characters a less-enthusiastic screenwriter could have turned them into. Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a criminal who trades in the theft of sensitive information.

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He crafted this skill with his wife (Marion Cotillard, luminescent in this movie, but with a part that defies explanation). He steals his way into the securest of vaults, absconds with the choicest protected data, and slips out through previously unknown doors never to have been known to penetrate the original barriers. The safes, vaults, dungeons, and corporate strongholds that Cobb traverses are literal pitfalls built within the figurative realms of his victims’ minds. That’s right. The events of this overly-cryptic, often elusive, certainly ethereal movie are nothing more than expansive dreams. More bizarrely, they are dreams often shared by a half dozen or more of Cobb’s operatives. His chief resource is Arthur (Joseph GordonLevitt, one of my favorite actors), an engaging, articulate young man whose skills are as varied as reconnaissance and heavy artillery. He is responsible for ensuring reliable intelligence on their “missions”. Ariadne (Ellen Page) is Cobb’s newest “architect”. She’s a clever young woman who takes her skills as a student, of

Cobb’s father-in-law (Michael Caine, sadly with dialogue only in one scene), and creates the dream worlds that these agents use to facilitate their crimes. Eames (Tom Hardy) is a security officer who specializes in being more civil and less thuggish, while still delivering the biggest hit during their time in the “levels” of subconsciousness. Inception uses great new lingo to motivate its agenda of uniqueness, much like The Matrix did in 1999. This film is better still because the special effects that trump so many other action sequences are eerily realistic. What we see, like crumbling cities and shifting panoramas, seem perfectly plausible and blend right into the background. Scenes where Arthur fights a man in a hotel hallway, without gravity, are less inconspicuous, but just as enjoyable. The structure of the movie is rather straightforward, but not really. One long scene takes places as Cobb’s crew, which also includes Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, and, I

guess, Tom Berenger (but not really), skips through three levels--dreams within dreams--in he mind of a corporate heir (Cillian Murphy) as they navigate through an extensive car crash, through a crowded hotel bar, and then to a mountaintop fortress while waiting for the “kick”. In this case, the kick is a trigger that will bring them crashing back to reality where all six are tethered together in a firstclass airplane cabin, sharing an IV that allows all to share the dream. So much about my description, this movie, and these techniques are confusing and I suggest anyone interested see this movie for themselves. Just like the “tokens” each character prizes to maintain his or her sanity in the submersion into a limitless oblivion, this picture will be special to each member of its audience in a charming and almost personal way. ••• Inception runs 156 minutes and is rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence throughout. I give this film three and a half stars out of four.

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"Inception" tops "Salt" at box office LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Inception” has won a battle of superstar action thrillers over Angelina Jolie’s “Salt” at the weekend box office. “Inception” remained the No. 1 movie for the second-straight weekend with $43.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Warner Bros. thriller featuring DiCaprio as leader of a team that sneaks into people’s dreams raised its 10-day total to $143.7 million. Sony’s spy caper “Salt” debuted a solid No. 2 with $36.5 million. The movie stars Jolie as a CIA operative who goes rogue after she’s accused of being a Russian sleeper agent. Coming in at No. 3 with $24.1 million was Steve Carell’s family hit “Despicable Me.” The animated comedy raised its domestic total to $161.7 million. In a rare convergence of fresh ideas, the top three movies all were original stories, not sequels or adaptations of comic books, bestsellers, video games or other preexisting material. “Typically in summer, all we’re seeing are rehashes and sequels and reboots, whatever you want to call them,” said Paul Dergarabedian,

box-office analyst for Hollywood. com. “To have original stories as the top-three films is a lesson to studios that maybe audiences are open to more originality in the summer and to perhaps not play it so safe, even though that goes against the grain of every fiber in every studio executive’s being.” The weekend’s other new wide release, 20th Century Fox’s family comedy “Ramona and Beezus,” took in $8 million to finish at No. 6. The movie is based on Beverly Cleary’s children’s books about a teenage girl and her accident-prone little sister. “Inception” hung in strongly in its second weekend, its total down just 31 percent from its $62.8 million opening. During the busy summer, top hits often drop 50 percent or more in the second weekend and rarely repeat as the No. 1 movie. The film will quickly shoot past the $200 million mark at the domestic box office and has a good shot at topping $300 million, said Dan Fellman, head of distribution at Warner Bros. Repeat business is accounting for a good share of “Inception” revenues as fans return to delve deeper into the labyrinthine story concocted by writer-director Christopher Nolan

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weekend last year, when “G-Force” was No. 1 with $31.7 million. Revenues this season are at $3 billion, about 3 percent ahead of the record pace of summer 2009. But accounting for higher ticket prices, movie attendance is down 3.4 percent compared to last summer’s, according to Hollywood.com. Estimated ticket sales for Friday t h ro u g h S u n d a y a t U . S . a n d Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final figures will be released Monday. 1. “Inception,” $43.5 million. 2. “Salt,” $36.5 million. 3. “Despicable Me,” $24.1 million. 4. “The Sorcerer ’s Apprentice,” $9.7 million. 5. “Toy Story 3,” $9 million. 6. “Ramona and Beezus,” $8 million. 7. “Grown Ups,” $7.6 million. 8. “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” $7 million. 9. “The Last Airbender,” $4.2 million. 10. “Predators,” $2.9 million. •••

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Music Tuning in SLSO brings Copacabana to life For one night only, Powell Hall will be filled with the sounds and excitement of the legendary Copacabana nightclub.  Come experience Latin music and dance with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and guest c o n d u c t o r Vi c t o r Va n a c o r e .  Hot! Hot! Hot! also includes the champion competitive dance team of Andrzej and Jennifer Przybyl.  The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 at Powell Hall. Bernadette Peters, originally scheduled for this date, will now perform on May 13, 2011. Tickets are on sale now from $25 to $50. Ti c k e t s f o r a l l 2 0 1 0 - 2 0 11 SLSO Presents concerts may be purchased online at www.slso. o rg , o r b y p h o n e a t 3 1 4 - 5 3 4 1700, or in person at the Powell Hall Box Office, 718 N. Grand Blvd. The SLSO Presents series consists of popularly oriented concerts performed by the SLSO and featured artists.

Du Quoin State Fair announces lineup Featuring a full schedule of main grandstand entertainment, Du Quoin State Fair manager J o h n R e d n o u r, J r. a n n o u n c e d the lineup for the 88th annual happening of southern Illinois’ major  attraction. “ We ’ r e o f f e r i n g s o m e n e w, a l o t o f t h e p a s t , s o m e ro c k , s o m e c o u n t r y, s o m e w e s t e r n country and some gospel in the way of entertainers,” Rednour said. “All will be sandwiched between an opening night of harness horse racing and a closing night of auto racing.” Le e A n n Wo m a c k , R a y P r i c e , BJ Thomas, Billy Joe Royal, Cinderella, southern Illinois gospel music groups, Dierks Ben t l e y, S t y x , t h e N i t t y G r i t t y Dirt B a n d a n d S e e t h e r w i l l b e f e a t u re d f o l l o w i n g t h e   f i r s t time ever opening night of h a r n e s s r a c i n g F r i d a y, A u g . 27. Wo m a c k i s p e r h a p s b e s t k n o w n f o r h e r “ I H o p e Yo u D a n c e ” s i n g l e , w h i c h re a c h e d #1 on the country music  charts i n 2 0 0 0 .  S h e ’ s s c h e d u l e d t o appear Saturday, Aug. 28. Price, Thomas and Royal will share center stage the  following night when country music from t h e p a s t  t a k e s o v e r b e f o r e Cinderella totally changes the mood and atmosphere the next n i g h t , M o n d a y, A u g . 3 0 , w i t h its raucous style behind leader To m K e i f e r, w h o h a s  b e e n

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c o m p a re d t o  M i c k J a g g e r b y “Rolling Stone” magazine. After the pace slows Tuesday night (Aug. 31) when gospel music groups dominate, another of country music’s top s t a r s , D i e r k s B e n t l e y, re t u r n s f o r a n e n c o re p e r f o r m a n c e a t Du Quoin the following night. Styx, an American rock band that was at its peak in the late 1 9 7 0 s a n d e a r l y 1 9 8 0 s b e f o re making a strong ncomeback recently, will perform Thursday night (Sept. 2). The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, a musical presence for more than 40 years, is the main attraction Fridaynight (Sept. 3). It’ll be back to hard rock sounds the following night w h e n S e e t h e r, l e d b y f r o n t man-guitarist Shaun Morgan, is expected to pack the grandstand with young  adults. Closing out the main grandstand’s schedule will be a 100-mile United States Auto Race Sunday night prior  to a daytime ARCA Car Series race Labor Day afternoon. The Fair ticket office will open for both walkup and telephone orders July 19 after having accepted early\ mail orders beginning July 12th.  The grandstand ticket office number is 618-542-1535. The complete grandstand schedule:  F r i d a y, A u g . 2 7 - - H a r n e s s racing, 7 p.m., free admission.  Saturday, Aug. 28 -- Harness racing, 12 noon, free admission.  Saturday, Aug. 28 -- Lee Ann

Womack, 7:30 p.m., $30 & $25 admission.  S u n d a y , Aug. 29 - Harness racing, 12 noon, free  admission.  Sunday, Aug. 29 -- Ray Price, BJ Thomas and Billy Joe Royal, $25 & $20 admission. Aug. 30  M o n d a y , - Cinderella, $25 & $20 admission.  Tuesday, Aug. 31 -- Southern Illinois Gospel Night, $10 admission.  Wednesday, Sept. 1 -- Dierks B e n t l e y w i t h T h e G re e n c a rd s , $30 & $25 admission.  Thursday, Sept. 2 -- Styx, $30 & $25 admission.  Friday, Sept. 3 -- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Asleep At the Wheel, $30 & $25 admission.  Saturday, Sept. 4 -- Seether, $30 & $25 admission.  S u n d a y, S e p t . 5 - - U S A C Silver Crown Series, $25 & $20 admission.  Monday, Sept. 6 -- ARCA Car Series, $25 & $20 admission.

Peters appearance with SLSO rescheduled Broadway and film star Bernadette Peters’ upcoming concert with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra has been r e s c h e d u l e d t o F r i d a y, M a y 1 3 2 0 11 a t 7 : 3 0 p . m . P e t e r s has recently been engaged to return to Broadway as Desiree Armfeldt in the

c r i t i c a l l y - a c c l a i m e d a n d To n y Aw a r d - w i n n i n g r e v i v a l o f Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. Peters joins the production this July. Peters was previously scheduled to perform with the SLSO on September 10, 2010. Tickets purchased for this date will be honored on May 13. For more details contact the Powell Hall Box Office: 314-534-1700.

RME revives outdoor concert series The River Music Experience (RME) is thrilled to announce the revival of its outdoor music series, Friday Live at 5! Now featuring free admission for adults and kids, Friday Live at 5 will host local and regional music every Friday beginning June 18 through September 24 outside on the RME’s courtyard, which is next to the Skybridge. Friday Live at 5 will give residents and visitors an opportunity to experience the downtown atmosphere with live music outdoors, immediately after the busy work week ends.  The RME is also proud to provide an opportunity for local and regional acts to gain e x p o s u re t o a w i d e r a u d i e n c e in the Quad-Cities via this free program.  Gates will open at 5 p.m. and music will start shortly continuing until 7:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available serving both alcoholic and

non-alcoholic beverages.  In the event of rain, the concert will be cancelled.   This series will not be held during major festival weekends, so please see below for a calendar of several upcoming shows.  More artists will be announced in the coming weeks. The RME would like to thank our sponsors for making t h i s s e r i e s a l l p o s s i b l e : TA G Communications, Arnold’s B o d y S h o p , Tr i - S t a t e S i d i n g Wi n d o w s & R o o f i n g , R h y t h m City Casino, River Cities Sound, and media sponsors KWQC Channel 6 and Star 93.5.  For further information visit www. rivermusicexperience.org , w w w. r e d s t o n e r o o m . c o m , o r c a l l 5 6 3 - 3 2 6 - 1 3 3 3 .   I f y o u a re interested in sponsoring one of these upcoming dates, please contact Maureen Schulte at the contact information below. Where: River Music Experience/Skybridge Courtyard Admission: Free Gates: 5 p.m. Upcoming Shows & Sponsors August 6: Firesale sponsored by Rhythm City Casino August 13: To Be Announced August 27: Smooth Groove w/ The Meyers Brothers sponsored by TAG Communications September 3: To Be Announced September 10: The Warmth S e p t e m b e r 1 7 : To B e Announced S e p t e m b e r 2 4 : D a n i Ly n n Howe Band

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Music Music calendar Sunday, Aug. 8

p.m. and 9 p.m.

• Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar, St. Louis, Mo. • Kevin Eubanks, Sevens, Casino Queen, 7 p.m.

• Adam Lambert, The Pageant, Delmar Loop, St. Louis, Mo.--SOLD OUT

Friday, Aug. 13

Friday, July 30

• Karaoke Night, Sybergs on Dorsett, 8 p.m. to midnight, 2430 Old Dorsett, Maryland Heights

•  D r. Z h i v e g a s , B o t t l e n e c k Blues Bar, One Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, Mo. • Broke, Sybergs on Dorsett, 8 p.m. to midnight, 2430 Old Dorsett, Maryland Heights

Tuesday, Aug. 10

Saturday, Aug. 14

Thursday, July 29

•  G r e g L a s w e l l w i t h C a r y Brothers, Old Rock House, $12, St. Louis • Mike Harper, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Stagger Inn, Edwardsville • Keyon Harrold Quartet, Jazz at the Bistro, Grand Center St. Louis • Jeremy Camp, Six Flags Summer Concert Series, Eureka, Mo.

Saturday, July 31 • Carl Green at the Piano, 8 p.m. until midnight, Rajin Cajun, 210 W. 3rd St., Alton • Loza w/Bloody Pony, Heros of the Kingdom, 10 p.m., Stagger Inn, Edwardsville • Will Kimbrough, Off Broadway, St. Louis, 9 p.m. • Keyon Harrold Quartet, Jazz at the Bistro, Grand Center St. Louis • Rick and Laura Hall in Concert, 7:30 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Arnold, Mo.

Monday, Aug. 9

• Jackson Browne, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Mo., 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 11 • The Reventones LIVE, The Shaved Duck, 2900 Virginia Ave., St. Louis, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 12 • Poco, Bottleneck Blues Bar, One Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, Mo. 7

• Miles Davis Tribute Concert, Lewis & Clark College Commons, 5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey, 462-2763 • The Blackeyed Peas, T-Pain, Scottrade Center, St. Louis • Carl Green at the Piano, 8 p.m. until midnight, Rajin Cajun, 210 W. 3rd St., Alton • Third Day, Six Flags Summer Concert Series, Eureka, Mo. 7 p.m. • Merrioke Karaoke, Moose Lodge No. 4, 8550 Bunkum Rd. Caseyville-

chicken dinner 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Killing Vegas, Sybergs on Dorsett, 8 p.m. to midnight, 2430 Old Dorsett, Maryland Heights

Monday, Aug. 16 • Cypress Hill, The Pageant, Delmar Loop, St. Louis, Mo., 8 p.m. • Karaoke Night, Sybergs on Dorsett, 8 p.m. to midnight, 2430 Old Dorsett, Maryland Heights

Wednesday, Aug. 18 • The Reventones LIVE, The Shaved Duck, 2900 Virginia Ave., St. Louis, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. • Goo Goo Dolls, Family Arena, St. Charles

Thursday, Aug. 19 • McLovin’, Bottleneck Blues Bar, One Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, Mo.

Friday, Aug. 20 • That ‘80s Band, Bottleneck Blues Bar, One Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, Mo. • Joe Dirt and The Dirty Boys Band, Sybergs on Dorsett, 8 p.m. to midnight, 2430 Old Dorsett, Maryland Heights

Saturday, Aug. 21 • Raven Moon, Making Music Concert Series, Kirkwood Park Amphitheater, Kirkwood, Mo., 7:30 p.m. • Carl Green at the Piano, 8 p.m. until midnight, Rajin Cajun, 210 W. 3rd St., Alton • Tracy Smith presents: Elements of Love thru Music, Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Ave., 6 p.m. • Mean Street: A Tribute to Van Halen, Family Arena, St. Charles, Mo.

Monday, Aug. 2 • Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, The Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, 8 p.m. • Karaoke Night, Sybergs on Dorsett, 8 p.m. to midnight, 2430 Old Dorsett, Maryland Heights

Wednesday, Aug. 4 • The Reventones LIVE, The Shaved Duck, 2900 Virginia Ave., St. Louis, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 5 • The Arbogast, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Bottleneck Blues Bar, One Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, Mo.

Friday, Aug. 6 •  S t . L o u i s P h i l h a r m o n i c Orchestra, Greensfelder Recreation Center, Queeny Park, 550 Weidman Rd., St. Louis, Mo., 8 p.m., 314-4213600, www.stlphilharmonic.org • Joe Dirt, Bottleneck Blues Bar, Ameristar Casino, St. Charles, Mo. • Spin the Bottle, Sybergs on Dorsett, 8 p.m. to midnight, 2430 Old Dorsett, Maryland Heights • Big Wheel, Harrah’s Casino VooDoo Lounge, St. Louis, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 7 • Carl Green at the Piano, 8 p.m. until midnight, Rajin Cajun, 210 W. 3rd St., Alton • Joe Dirt, Bottleneck Blues Bar, Ameristar Casino, St. Charles, Mo. • Plastic, Sybergs on Dorsett, 8 p.m. to midnight, 2430 Old Dorsett, Maryland Heights • Hollywood 5, Harrah’s Casino VooDoo Lounge, St. Louis, 9:30 p.m.

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The Arts

COCA lines up programs By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge Center of Creative Arts (COCA), 524 Trinity Ave., in St. Louis, has announced its upcoming calendar of events for August and September. COCA offers performances, classes, art galleries, summer camps, and exhibits for all ages. Following is the lineup: A u g . 2 - A u g . 6 : C o m m e rc i a l D a n c e Intensive with Daisha Graf and Redd Williams. Advanced level high school and college dancers can explore the world of commercial dance -- music videos, dance for tv/film and more with Daisha Graf and Redd Williams. Dancers will take a variety of technique classes, learn professional-level contemporary choreography, create some commercial choreography of their own and have question/answer sessions with the guest artists. Redd Williams has performed on tours, in music videos, and in television commercials for some of hip-hop’s biggest recording artists. Daisha Graf has performed with Rihanna, P. Diddy and Ryan Leslie, on television’s Gossip Girl and in feature films. $250 ($225 COCA members) plus supply fee. Enrollment information at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130. Call 725.6555 or visit www.cocastl.org August 16, 18 and 22, Open Call: COCAdance and Ballet Eclectica. Ballet Eclectica, COCA’s ballet company for students 10-18, and COCAdance, a modern dance company for students 1118, are holding auditions.* Ballet Eclectica’s repertoire incorporates elements of classical and contemporary ballet. The repertoire of COCAdance includes modern and a variety of jazz styles. Dancers have the opportunity to work with nationally acclaimed choreographers and, in the past several years, have worked with guest artists such as Robert Battle, Kirven J. Boyd, Frank Chaves, Thaddeus Davis, Antonio Douthit, Doug Elkins, Clyde Evans, Jr., Darrell Grand Moultrie, Jason Hartley (Trey McIntyre Project), John Lehrer, Trinette Singleton, Lara Teeter, Michael Uthoff, among others. Wednesday, August 18, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. sign-in) and Sunday, August 22, noon-5 p.m. (11:30 a.m. to noon sign-in). (If a student wishes to audition for both companies, they must plan on attending both auditions.) A “mock audition” is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.(5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. sign-in), an opportunity for parents and dancers to gain valuable information about the companies and audition process. COCA, 524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO. Call COCA Director of Dance Amy Scheers at 725-1834. ext. 126. August 19, Open Call: Allegro. COCA is holding auditions for Allegro, its student vocal performance ensemble. Students (11-18) should prepare a complete song ( a c c o m p a n i s t p ro v i d e d ) a n d b r i n g a resume and head shot. Auditions are Thursday, August 19 from 4:00-6:00p. If accepted, students are asked to pay a yearly participation fee and rehearse on Thursday evenings. COCA, 524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www.cocastl. org. August 21, Open Call: This is Not a Pipe

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Ballet is just one of the many activities offered at COCA. Dream by Barry Kornhauser. Actors 12-18 years of age are invited to audition for the COCA Theatre Company production of This is Not a Pipe Dream, directed by Josh Routh. The play, to be presented October 8-9 at COCA, looks at the life and work of a surrealist painter – and at the nature of art itself. Rehearsals to begin August 30. Students should bring two contrasting monologues (comic, tragic, contemporary, classic) to total no more than three minutes. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130. Call 725-6555 or visit www.cocastl. org September 5-September 26, Sunday Social Dance Workshops: Tango Musicality – Phrasing and Footwork. A workshop intended to help dancers with some Argentine Tango experience to establish a deeper connection to the language of tango. No partner required. With Mimi MacDonald and Tal Stein. Sundays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., at COCA, 524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO. $50-$55. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www.cocastl.org September 8 through September 29, FourWeek Workshops: CardioBarre to the Max A ballet-based fitness class designed for CardioBarre lovers who wish to step it up a notch. Students (16+) are not required to have ballet experience for this workhop, taught by Sarah McKenney, designed to lengthen and strengthen muscles through cardio exercises on the barre and on the floor. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm at COCA, 524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO. $65. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www.cocastl.org September 10, Club 524 Tango Dance Party/Milonga at COCA COCA’s Club 524 offers a beginner lesson Friday at 7:30p followed by open dancing until midnight. $8/person or $15/couple at COCA, 524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO. Call 725.6555 or visit www.cocastl.org or September 11-October 16, Mexican Folk Dance Workshop.

Students (ages 7-12) will learn the basics of several traditional Mexican folkloric dances with a focus on footwork, props and the cultural origins of the dance. With Octavio Nieto-Jacobo. Sundays from 4:15-5:15pm at COCA, 524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO. $100-$110. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www. cocastl.org September 11-October 2, COCA Theatre Workshop for Teens: Acting A Song. Students (ages 12-18) will break down musical theatre songs as monologues and work on “acting” the songs for performance. $90-$100 with instructor/performer Shanara Gabrielle. Saturdays, 3:00-4:30pm at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130. Call 725.6555 or visit www.cocastl.org September 11-12, Master Artist Series: Michael Eastman. Michael Eastman, whose work appears in the Millstone Gallery September 24November 14, leads an intensive two-day digital photography workshop for advanced photographers 18 years+. Participants’ work will be included in the exhibition. $500-$525. Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 2:00pm at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130. Call 725.6555 or visit www.cocastl. org. Interested participants must send representative samples (3 compressed jpgs) to sflanigan@cocastl.org by August 27. This workshop is offered as part of COCA’s Fall Photography Emphasis in conjunction with the Michael Eastman exhibit in the Millstone Gallery. September 11-October 16, Shutterbug Workshop. Students (ages 6-9) will explore photography basics including composition, light and shadow, as well as point of view with instructor Katrina Shannon. $96$108. Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130. Call 725.6555 or visit www.cocastl.org. This workshop is offered as part of COCA’s Fall Photography Emphasis in conjunction with the Michael Eastman exhibit in the Millstone Gallery.

September 11-October 16, Photo Explorers Workshop. Students (ages 10-13) will experiment with a variety of techniques and cameras as they learn photography basics such as composition, light and shadow and point of view. With Katrina Shannon. $96-$108. Saturdays, 11:30am to 1:00pm at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130. Call 725-6555 or visit www.cocastl.org. This workshop is offered as part of COCA’s Fall Photography Emphasis in conjunction with the Michael Eastman exhibit in the Millstone Gallery. September 12-December 19, Open Studio. C h i l d re n ( 7 + ) o r y o u n g e r c h i l d re n accompanied by a parent may “drop in” for these creative, art-filled Sunday afternoons under the guidance of COCA’s visual arts faculty. Children will explore collage, book making, watercolor, pastels, acrylics and paper mache. $8.00 per child; pay at the door. 1:00-3:00pm at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130. Call 725-6555 or visit www.cocastl.org September 12-October 3 Flamenco Basics Workshop and Flamenco 2 Workshop Flamenco technique and beginner choreography are explored in this four-part workshop designed for beginners. A second series continues on the next four consecutive Sundays (October 1031) for those who have participated in Flamenco Basics or the equivalent. With Kristina Martinez. Sundays from 3:00-4:30 at COCA, 524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO. $50-$55. Call 314.725.6555 or visit www. cocastl.org September 13-October 18, COCA Theatre Workshop for Kids: Comic Timing. Students (ages 10-13) will develop original, hilarious characters and comic situations in preparation for “comedy club” night at COCA. $115-$130 with instructor/ performer Josh Routh. Mondays, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 63130. Call 725-6555 or visit www.cocastl.org September 19, Free @ 3 Community Events. Children (ages 6+) will learn beginner level choreography to a popular children’s musical. Free. Sunday, 3:00-4:00pm at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130. Call 725.6555 or visit www.cocastl. org. To confirm a spot in the workshop, email participant’s name, address and birth date to freeat3@cocastl.org. September 24-November 14, Michael Eastman. Photographer Michael Eastman, whose work is in collections including those of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago and Center of Photography in New York, will exhibit his work in COCA’s Millstone Gallery. For the past 30 years, Michael Eastman has produced a body of work on subjects ranging from European architecture to Midwestern storefronts. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and has been published in Time, New York Times, Life American Photographer and Communication Arts. In the Millstone Gallery at COCA, 524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO or www.cocastl.org. Free and open to the public.

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The Arts Artistic adventures Unique St. Louis art on display at the Arch Jefferson National Expansion Memorial will host a special exhibit from St. Louis artist Sheila Harris at the Old Courthouse now

through Aug. 22. Created especially for the memorial, the exhibit consists of nearly 40 watercolor paintings of buildings that once stood on the Arch grounds. Harris’ “portraits” of buildings depict structures from several generations of the city’s architectural history illustrating how

the landscape on the riverfront evolved over time. The paintings are grouped based on four historic and stylistic eras on the riverfront. In addition, each portrait will include maps showing the buildings’ original locations, architectural fragments from the buildings, interpretive text and an artist’s

statement. Harris, a St. Louis native, taught art at Rosary High School for 36 years. The exhibit is curated by her sister, NiNi Harris, a local historian and the author of nine books on St. Louis history, architecture, city neighborhoods and the Gateway Arch.

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The Arts Arts calendar

Friday, July 30 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com • Recession Rejuvenations, Bruno David Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, Mo.

Saturday, July 31 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com • Recession Rejuvenations, Bruno David Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, Mo.

Sunday, Aug. 1 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com

Monday, Aug. 2 • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com

Tuesday, Aug. 3 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com

Thursday, Aug. 5 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com • Recession Rejuvenations, Bruno David Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, Mo.

Friday, Aug. 6 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com • Recession Rejuvenations, Bruno David Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, Mo.

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• The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com • Recession Rejuvenations, Bruno David Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, Mo.

Sunday, Aug. 8 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com • Art D Tour of St. Louis, 5:30 p.m., Saint Louis Art Museum-for shuttle, visit a number of galleries, www.myspace.com/artdtour

Monday, Aug. 9 • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com

Tuesday, Aug. 10 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture

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Wednesday, Aug. 11 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com

Thursday, Aug. 12 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com

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Saturday, Aug. 14 • The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy and Bill Viola: Visitation, Summer Exhibits at St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park • Vatican Splendors, Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory. org, Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To purchase tickets online: ticketmaster.com

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The Arts Artistic adventures Immediacy Theatre Project Presents “Drawn & Quartered” Immediacy Theatre Project (ITP) invades a new venue as it continues its 2010 season with the Drawn and Quartered series at Mad Art Gallery (2727 South 12th St., St. Louis, MO 63118) July 30 and 31, nAugust 20 and 21, September 23 and 24, and October 29 and 30, with new plays each month.  Doors open at 7:00 pm with the show starting at 8:00 pm each night.  Tickets are $8 at the door. Each Drawn & Quartered offers thirty-five new two-minute plays performed in an order chosen by the audience. The super-short plays are written by a crack team of ITP ensemble members, and they abandon many conventional theatrical elements such as character, location and suspension of disbelief.  In these plays, the ensemble members portray themselves, the audience is always acknowledged, and the plays always exist exactly where they are: in an art gallery in St. Louis. Says ITP nArtistic Director Matt Heckman, “You don’t just come to Drawn & Quartered; you come to be part of it.  Our audiences make this series special.” This year ’s episodes will be directed by Heckman, Director of Development Danielle Borsch and Managing Director Kyle Kratky, and 2010 marks the fifth anniversary of Drawn & Quartered. “Although we have five years of experience at being Drawn & Quartered under our theatrical belts, the show never gets tired,” says Borsch.  “It’s a different experience every single time: different plays, new commentaries on what’s going on in the world, fresh pop culture trends, and a changing order of plays that alters the plays themselves.” In honor of ITP’s five-year milestone with Drawn & Quartered, this year ’s episodes are going to have an extra-special edge.  “We’re proud to announce that Drawn & Quartered has gone High Definition.  We’ve always been ahead of the curve on the 3D movement – we were doing it five years ago! – but now we’re taking it further.” says Kratky. “This year we’re going HD.  The plays will feel so real you can almost touch them.  In fact, you can!  You can touch them.” For more venue information, please visit www.madart.com.

Dance St. Louis plans 45th season Dance St. Louis will open its 45th season of bringing great dance of the world to St. Louis in October

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with one of America’s premier ballet companies, Houston Ballet, and will close the following August with the 2009 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Billy Elliot the Musical. “Through the year we will journey to emotions only dance can bring, with each performance from a company admired all over the world,” said Michael Uthoff, Dance St. Louis artistic & executive director. Dance St. Louis’ 2010-11 season opens October 8 and 9 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center when, as part of the first-ever American Arts Experience–St. Louis, Houston Ballet brings an intimate program of sweet and playful classical dances by George Balanchine, Houston Artistic Director Stanton Welch, and Houston Associate Choreographer Christopher Bruce. The holiday season kicks off at the Fox Theatre on December 2-5 with The Joffrey Ballet in Nutcracker at the Fox, combining dancing of “exceptional fire and exuberance” (Chicago SunTimes), Tchaikovsky’s evergreen score played live by the Ballet Orchestra of St. Louis, luscious Victorian sets and costumes, and performances by young St. Louisarea singers and dancers. Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet comes to St. Louis for the first time at the Touhill on January 28 and 29. In just seven years, this New York-based troupe of 16 international dancers has vaulted into the front ranks with its cuttingedge repertory from Europe’s most daring choreographers. On March 11 and 12, the monumental Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Fox on March 11 and 12 for a mixed program blending modern dance and African American spirit, climaxed by the celebration of 50 years of its signature masterwork, Revelations. On March 25-27, the Fox explodes with the ever-popular international percussion sensation STOMP, co-presented by the U.S. Bank Broadway Series. On April 8 and 9, the Touhill blossoms into phantasmagoric visions of M o t h e r N a t u re w i t h M O M I X in Botanica. Creatures real and mythical materialize thanks to props, costumes, lighting, and the impossibly nimble dancerillusionists. On May 26, 27 and 28, Dance St. Louis and the Touhill co-present SPRING TO DANCE  FESTIVAL 2011, the fourth annual Memorial Day Weekend extravaganza of 30 dance companies from across the Midwest and beyond, for three completely different programs over three nights at only $10 per night. The season concludes on August 10-28 at the Fox Theatre with Billy Elliot the Musical, co-presented with the U.S. Bank Broadway Series. Based on the smash hit movie about a coal miner’s son who discovers a surprising passion for ballet, Billy Elliot is the winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical

and Best Choreography for Peter Darling’s dances, with music by Elton John. S e a s o n t i c k e t p a c k a g e s a re c u r re n t l y o n s a l e . F o r m o re information, call the Dance St. Louis box office at 314-534-6622 or visit dancestlouis.org. Single tickets for Houston Ballet, Nutcracker at the Fox, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and MOMIX in Botanica go on sale September 7, Tuesday after Labor Day. SPRING TO DANCE FESTIVAL 2011 goes on sale in Spring 2011. On-sale dates for single tickets to STOMP and Billy Elliot the Musical are TBA.

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Show-Me State surprises And all you pay for is the gas By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge Whether you are planning a “stay-cation” or looking for something to keep the kids busy during the summer, look no further than our neighbor Missouri to find some fantastic day outings that charge no admission. As Tin Pan Alley lyricists Lew Brown and Buddy DeSylva famously observed, “the best things in life are free.” And some of the best free things are in Missouri, where you and your family can experience more than 300 events and attractions at no charge. A complete list is available on the Division of Tourism’s Web site, www.VisitMO.com by clicking on the “Free Admission” link located in the “Things to See and Do” box on the home page. Summertime is a perfect time to visit Jefferson City, when the legislature has wrapped up its work for the year (most of the time) and several of the city’s 12 free attractions have smaller crowds than during the school year. The State Capitol is home to the Missouri State Museum, which features two galleries on the main floor of the Capitol, covering Missouri’s history, natural resources, veterans and the Civil War in Missouri. The Capitol is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and the visitors are free to roam the museum at their own pace. Free, guided tours of the Capitol are available. Be sure to ask for a glimpse inside the House Lounge on the third floor of the Capitol’s west wing, which is home to a floor-to-ceiling mural, “Social History of Missouri,” painted by Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton. Just across the street is the Missouri Supreme Court Building, which offers free half-hour tours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (tours fill up fast, so call 573-751-4144 in advance to book your tour). Using a portion of the proceeds from the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, the general assembly in 1905 appropriated $400,000 to build the present three-story red-brick Supreme Court Building, which opened in October, 1907, and features French Renaissance architecture, stone pillars

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at each wing of the front façade, stone trim and a slate roof. The building houses the offices of the Supreme Court clerk and the clerk’s staff, two courtrooms, the two-story high Supreme Court Library, and, by statute, the office of the state attorney general. Just down Capitol Street to the east of the Capitol itself is the Governor ’s Mansion. First occupied in 1872 by Governor B. Gratz Brown and his family, the three-story Second Empire-style Governor’s Mansion has been home to 35 governors. The mansion is open for tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., but no tours are offered in the months of August or December. True stories of the Missouri Highway Patrol are on display (for free) every weekday at the Missouri Highway Patrol Safety Education Center and Museum, which is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nowhere else in Missouri is there such a comprehensive display of information concerning traffic safety, law enforcement, drug abuse and items relating to the history of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Call the center (573-526-6149) to schedule a tour. By far one of the more unusual museums in Missouri is the Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation Museum, located in the headquarters of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and by appointment on Saturdays, and is home to more than 3,500 artifacts dating from the 16th Century to the present, including manuscripts instructing early settlers on how to care for horses, a 1870s-era wooden operating table for small animals, a 1920s Shikles vaccinating kit for hog cholera and a collection of strange objects extracted from a cow’s stomach. Visitors also have the opportunity to touch and explore materials, such as bones, animal skins and hairballs. St. Louis is famous for its free family attractions, a complete list of which is available online at www.ExploreStLouis.com/ visitors/forFree.asp. Forest Park boasts some of the state’s most popular free attractions, including the world-famous Saint Louis Zoo, featuring more than 6,000 exotic animals

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Above, the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Below, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica, which will appear in Monroe City from the major continents and habitats of the world; the Saint Louis Art Museum, the first public-funded art museum in the country, and Saint Louis Science Center. Visiting the great outdoors is generally free, but Missouri has 55 State Parks and 46 Conservation Areas listed on the VisitMO. com Web site, each offering free admission to the public. Conservation areas, featuring wetlands, woodland and grassland habitat, rivers and streams, hiking trails, fishing and boating can be found in all four corners of Missouri. From Fox Valley Lake Conservation Area in Kahoka to Fort Crowder Conservation Area in Neosho, and from the Otter Slough Conservation Area in Dexter to the Bluffwoods Conservation Area in St. Joseph, you can find an outdoor adventure that is close to home and perfect for your family. For information about Missouri State Parks and Conservation Areas, visit the Missouri State Park Web site at www. MoStateParks.com, or the Missouri Department of Conservation Web site at www.mdc.mo.gov. There are plenty of free summer events in Missouri, too. Chesterfield will host the Faust Historic Village Open House events from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends of Aug. 21 and 22, and Aug. 28 and 29. The Faust Historic Village represents a cross-section of architectural styles and building materials from the 1840s to 1900. The historic homes in the Village offer free tours led by knowledgeable guides in period dress. The homes vary from a modest log cabin and a brick cottage built by German immigrants to larger and more

sophisticated two-story homes, built by established landowners. For information call 314-615-8329. Dixon will host its Eighth Annual ShowMe Shrimp Festival on Sept. 11 and 12, celebrating the harvest of the farm-raised prawns beginning at 9 a.m. Shrimp dinners are available, along with hamburgers, hotdogs, brats, chips and beverages. The event includes a wine and cheese tasting, music, shirt giveaways and games throughout the day. For more information call 417-664-2307. Mark Twain Lake will be the site of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica, The Wall That Heals Exhibit, Sept. 23 to 26 in Monroe City. This exhibit features a 250foot replica of the original Memorial in Washington, D.C., honoring the more than 58,000 men and women whose names are inscribed on The Wall. The town of Fair Grove will conduct its Heritage Reunion offering more than 300 arts and crafts, food and fundraising booths and featuring country music; dancing; period entertainment from the 1800s; horse and mule obstacle course demonstrations; antique small engines; tractors; threshing and lots of food. There is a parade on Saturday and church service on Sunday. Visitors can also visit the Wommack Mill; Bell Hotel; Miller ’s Cabin; Blacksmith Cabin; Duke School House; Farm Machinery Museum; and other restored buildings on the square. For more information on great free attractions in Missouri, visit www.VisitMO. com or call 800-519-4800 to order a free copy of the Official 2010 Missouri Travel Guide.

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Travel Travel briefs Outrigger announces plans for Vietnam resort HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii-based Outrigger Enterprises Group has announced it will co-design and manage a luxury resort to be built along the central coast of Vietnam. The five-star Outrigger Vinh Hoi Bay Resort and Spa will be part of the Vinh Hoi Bay Golf Resort being constructed along a secluded beach north of Quy Nhon in Binh Dinh province, the company said in a news release. The hotel is expected to open in late 2013. It will offer 210 guest rooms and suites, 46 private villas and a two-story grand villa. Six food and beverage outlets are planned, in addition to a cooking school, a wellness center, amusement zone, fitness center, library, adventure center and retail outlets. “We look forward to being a part of what is sure to become Vietnam’s most recognized resort destination,” said Darren Edmonstone, Outrigger ’s senior vice president for Asia. Outrigger, a family-owned company with more than 60 years of hospitality experience, said its participation is included in an agreement signed with developer Vietnamese American Hotel and Resort Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the American company ITC Spectrum LLC. “Vinh Hoi Bay is a world of peace and tranquility in an off-thebeaten-path area of rural charm,” said Canh Tran, chairman and CEO of ITC Spectrum, “The pristine mountain and beach setting of the Vinh Hoi Bay Golf Resort offers a distinctive variety of environments and varied terrain to provide the basis for the most unique and memorable integrated resort experience in Vietnam.” The Vinh Hoi Bay Golf Resort will include five luxury destination hotels, as well as individual villas. The centerpiece of the resort will be an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II.

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New Orleans back in Travel + Leisure top 10 cities NEW YORK (AP) — New Orleans is back in Travel + Leisure magazine’s top 10 cities list for the first time since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city and its tourism industry in August 2005. New Orleans took the No. 7 spot in the category of top cities in U.S. and Canada, part of the magazine’s annual World’s Best Awards. The 2010 awards were announced Thursday. New Orleans was last named to the list, in the No. 10 spot, in July 2005. The city has steadily rebuilt and revitalized its tourism industry in the past few years. New York took the No. 1 spot on the U.S. and Canada cities list, followed by San Francisco; Charleston, S.C.; Chicago; Santa Fe, N.M.; Vancouver, British Columbia; and after New Orleans, Quebec City, Quebec; Victoria, British Columbia, and Washington D.C. Winners in the best islands ca tegory internationally include exotic locales like the Galapagos and Bali, but for the continental U.S. and Canada, the island winners are places mostly known for beautiful scenery and simple pleasures: Mount Desert Island, Maine; Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia; Vancouver Island, British Columbia; San Juan Islands, Wash., and Canada’s Prince Edward Island. T h e f u l l Wo r l d ’ s B e s t Aw a r d s l i s t w i l l a p p e a r i n Tr a v e l + Leisure’s August issue, which is available on newsstands July 23. It can also be seen online at http://www.travelandleisure.com/ worldsbest. Winners in other categories include Abercrombie & Kent for best river cruise, a new category on the list; Crystal Cruises as best large-ship cruise line; Singapore Airlines as best international airline; Virgin America as best domestic airline; and Hertz as best car-rental agency. Best hotels in the continental U.S. included San Ysidro Ranch, A Rosewood Resort, in Santa Barbara, Calif., as top resort; Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago as best large city hotel; and Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Mont., as top inn. B a n g k o k w a s r a t e d a s t h e b e s t c i t y i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y, b u t t h e magazine noted that data for the awards was mostly collected before the worst of the recent political upheaval in Thailand. Wi n n e r s f o r Tr a v e l + L e i s u r e Wo r l d ’ s B e s t Aw a r d s w e r e determined using results of a questionnaire made available to Travel + Leisure readers online, and through invitations in the J a n u a r y, F e b r u a r y a n d M a rc h i s s u e s o f t h e m a g a z i n e . N e a r l y 16,000 readers participated.

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Travel Travel briefs Government says 5 May flights sat on tarmac over 3 hours NEW YORK (AP) — Five flights were stuck on the tarmac for three hours or more in May, the first month under a new rule banning lengthy tarmac delays, the government said Thursday. That compares with 35 three-hour delays in May 2009. United Airlines operated four of the five flights this May. One of those United flights stayed on the tarmac for almost five hours. All four of the United flights were bound for Denver on May 26 when severe thunderstorms and hail swept through Colorado. Denver International Airport had 30-to-60minute delays on average that day and limited use of runways. The fifth was a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Dallas-Fort Worth on May 28, a day when thunderstorms popped up in Dallas. Thunderstorms are one of the main causes of flight delays because they are difficult for airlines and airport officials to predict. The Department of Transportation said it will be weeks or months before any fines may be levied against the airlines for violations. The maximum fine is $27,500 per passenger for airlines that do not return their planes to the terminal when they are delayed on the tarmac for three hours or more. There are exceptions for safety and security reasons. Overall the on-time performance of U.S. carriers declined in May from the same month a year ago. US Airways was the most successful major airline in getting travelers to their destinations on time, 85.3 percent of the time. Hawaiian and Alaska Airlines had the highest on-time rates overall in May. Comair, which operates as Delta Connection, had the worst ranking in May with 67.1 percent of its flights arriving on-time.

Utah woman injured by bison in Yellowstone YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A Utah woman visiting Yellowstone National Park was injured when a bison charged her and flipped her into the air. Park officials say the 49-yearold woman, whose name wasn’t released, was with her family near Old Faithful Monday when a bison in nearby brush ran at her and a 61year-old man. The man was injured when he fell trying to get away from the animal. Park medical staffers took the man and woman by ambulance to the hospital in Jackson. Their conditions weren’t known. This is the second time this summer a bison has charged and injured a visitor to the park. Bison

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can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and run up to 30 mph.

Palin still a draw for hometown, Alaska JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Anyone who doubts Sarah Palin’s celebrity need only talk to Lyn Carden.

As head of Wasilla, Alaska’s chamber of commerce, Carden tends to be the frontline for tourists wanting to see Palin, perhaps even grab a cup of coffee at her house. And she’s heard it all. When Palin makes news, or carries a snazzy purse women want to buy, Carden invariably gets a call, or flurry of calls. Some callers have left credit

card information, hoping to get that purse. Others send fan mail, or money for Palin’s political action committee. A year after Palin’s abrupt resignation as governor, interest in her and the small Alaska town she put on the map hasn’t gone away. While it’s not at the fever pitch it reached during Palin’s run for vice president, there remains a steady stream of pilgrims.

At least one tour company builds old Palin haunts into a trip that includes a musk ox farm visit. Some in Wasilla don’t see what the big deal is. To them, Palin’s just a local-girl-made-good, a former mayor and current resident who hits her favorite running trails when she’s in town and runs her own errands.

Business Is Booming!! But… Supply Shortage Drives Local Car Dealer To Pay-Off Consumer Auto Loans And Leases Early To Keep Inventory Full

EDWARDSVILLE – Good news for people who are tired of their ride: Koetting Ford needs used cars and is willing to do just about anything to get them…including helping you to eliminate the remaining payments on your current lease or loan. Dealers nationwide have experienced a spike in sales recently, but manufacturers have slowed production to a near standstill and President Obama’s Cash For Clunkers program removed 690,000 vehicles from the road. This all means there are not enough vehicles “for sale” right now to keep up the current sales pace. One local car dealer, Marty McCabe from Koetting Ford, invented a unique solution to the problem. “Our business can’t afford to wait for this problem to run its course. We need to keep selling cars this month. But with only a 56-day supply on-hand nationally, we need to do something pretty drastic. There are thousands of people in this town who want a nicer, newer car but are still making payments. Then there’s me, who needs used cars. So…how about I help you handle the remaining payments and you get a better car right now?”

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t most dealerships, the credit score matters more than the person. But our relationships with many flexible lenders allows us to match your credit application with the lender most likely to approve you…a bank that will take the person into consideration, not just the credit score. Heck, just looking at the credit scores is what got us into this mess in the first place. It’s high time to put the person first, in my opinion. That’s how we operate here. Marty McCabe

This unusual proposal makes sense because rather than removing a car from the inventory at the time of purchase, you actually replenish the supply when you trade in. Marty McCabe says that each transaction has a unique “Inventory Footprint” with some transactions resulting in -1, some in 0, and some in +1. According to McCabe, “This month we’re looking for 0’s and +1’s, which means we’ll buy your current vehicle even if you don’t buy one from us and we will help you pay off your loan or lease early, just so we can keep our inventory from running dry.”

How Long Will This Last?

When asked about timing, McCabe explained, “This problem should only last about a month. I expect the supply to level out by July as the manufacturers pick up the pace and other dealers’ sales slow down. But we only have 12 months in a year, and I’m not willing to go dark for one of them.” Automotive experts indicate that this inventory correction could last anywhere between 10 and 45 days. The offer to help you eliminate the remaining payments on your loan or lease is good until June 30, 2010 or until the inventory supply returns…whichever comes first.

A Trader’s Market?

“It’s a lot like a perfect storm,” says McCabe. “Nobody could have predicted it, and it only comes around every 10 or 15 years. Suppliers have been slowing down consistently over the past few years. But nobody expected so many sales to be made so quickly in the first part of 2010. Until it’s resolved, this ‘perfect storm’ creates what’s known as a ‘Trader’s Market’ which places upward pressure on

Edwardsville residents are lining up at Koetting Ford to have their car loans or leases paid off early (sometimes YEARS early) and then driving home in a nicer, newer vehicle long before they thought they could. National auto supply shortages are forcing Koetting Ford to overpay for trades, resulting in early pay-offs. This rare ‘trader’s market’ will only last through the end of the month. Call or visit Koetting Ford at 3465 Progress Pkwy., Granite City 62040 (Rt 3 at Pontoon Rd. next to Granite City WalMart)!

the value of your trade. That extra value gives me the leverage I need to negotiate favorable buy out terms with your original bank.”

The Banks Want Out

To make the timing even better, it seems that some banks are anxious to eliminate loans made between two and five years ago. “There was a lending frenzy during that time that caused many banks to make deals they wish they wouldn’t have made (now known as toxic assets). Now they’re trying to clean their books up…and many are more than happy to be finished with loans that aren’t yet paid off. This works in your favor.” “It truly is a good opportunity for all involved: the bank gets their money, I get the inventory I need, and you get the nicer, newer car you want. There are no losers in this deal!” trumpeted McCabe.

than the person. But our relationships with many flexible lenders allows us to match your credit application with the lender most likely to approve you…a bank that will take the person into consideration, not just the credit score. Heck, just looking at the credit scores is what got us into this mess in the first place. It’s high time to put the person first, in my opinion. That’s how we operate here.”

What Next?

Marty McCabe expects a heavy response to this offer, so please call ahead and make an appointment to have your current loan or lease evaluated. Walk-ins will be accepted, though may require a short wait. If lines are busy, please keep calling. Please call 618-452-5400 or visit Koetting Ford at 3465 Progress Pkwy., Granite City 62040 (Rt 3 at Pontoon Rd. next to Granite City WalMart)

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“At most dealerships, the credit score matters more

Ask The Dealer For The People:

Q: Who is this right for? A: This is good for anyone who is currently making a car payment but would like to switch to a nicer, newer car and stop making his or her current payments. Q: Will there be a negative impact on my credit score? A: No. Your current lease or loan will be paid off and there will be no negative consequences. If anything, it could help your score because you’ve successfully paided of the loan or lease. Q: What will my new payment be? A: That depends on what car you choose next. Often we can keep your payment the same and sometimes the payment is actually a bit lower. Imagine driving a nicer newer car with a lower payment. Q: How much will I need for a down payment? A: There is no fee for us to evaluate your trade-in and eliminate your payments. And many of the banks we work with offer no to low down payment options. Plus my Transparent Trade Appraisal Process means you’ll receive a fair, accurate and complete evaluation of your current vehicle and situation, with no pressure. You’ll be able to make an intelligent decision with all the facts. Koetting Ford Q: Do I have to have good credit? is a Dealer for A: Good credit makes it easier on us…but we really need cars right now. the People and So please bring in your car so we can have a chance at eliminating your a Consumer Advocate. McCabe paymentsno matter what your credit is like. My For The People Credit is the author of Approval Program is designed to help you get approved even if you’ve made several consumer mistakes in the past. guides on car Q: What if my car is paid off? buying. “It matters A: Even better. Your car may be worth more right now than it has been in the past. to Marty!” So trading in right now could be a wise investment. This is the perfect timing.

Please call 618-452-5400 or visit Koetting Ford at 3465 Progress Pkwy., Granite City 60240 (Rt 3 at Pontoon Rd. next to Granite City WalMart) right away.

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Debbie Morris with her son, Douglas, and her book, “Here I Am. . . Look at Me!”

Kids just want attention Dorsey woman writes book for children – and parents By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge Debbie Morris is a local mom who, like a lot of moms now days, has to wear many hats. Mother, wife, daughter, employee, taxi driver, nurse, chef, etc. She knows what it is like to have a hectic schedule and feel like the clock is working against you. Morris, who lives in Dorsey with her husband Kevin, daughter Sarah and son Douglas, decided to write a children’s book about a subject that weighed heavily on her heart. So often parents mistake giving their children tangible items in exchange for lack of attention. Since we are running in so many directions, it is difficult to find that valuable time to give to our children and in turn we try to make it up to them by buying them things they really don’t need. “Here I Am...Look At Me! is Morris’ first literary endeavor. She taught pre-school for 12 years and drew from that experience and her own parenting experience to share a great lesson with both children and their parents in this book. “This is a children’s book, but it is really meant for both children and their parents. We don’t listen to our kids enough. They have wisdom and insight that we miss,” Morris

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said. “I wanted to show that children and parents find fulfillment and happiness in simplicity.” Morris wants to help people to realize that it isn’t the latest cell phone or iPod that kids are yearning for, it is their time and attention. As Morris’ book began coming to fruition, her son, Douglas, began asking what she was writing about. After sharing her idea with him, he asked if he could draw some pictures that would go with her story. He had taken some illustrative classes over the years and Morris thought his perspective might kind of be fun. As a result of Douglas’ artwork, he became the illustrator for the book. The process of getting her book published was not an easy road. Nearly two years after a number of rejections and explanations that publishers were swamped with children’s book manuscripts and not interested in accepting any more, Morris found Strategic Publishing Group. It embraced her idea and helped her get the ball rolling on her terms. Morris is really proud of the book and her son for the wonderful illustrations he produced for it. Her hope is for children and parents to read this book together and remember the reason they are working so hard to provide a nice environment for

their children. The important things are the simplest: time and undivided attention. “More is not always better (speaking about material items). Simplicity has a lasting effect.” Morris said. Morris has a second book in the works that is tentatively titled “How Are You?” Her current publication is available online at www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/ HereIAmLookAtMe.html or BarnesandNoble. com. It is $13.95 and is not yet available in stores. A little taste of Morris’ perspective from the back of the book is a poem: “Please don’t look at my clothes all wrinkled and such, my shoes are on wrong, but that doesn’t matter so much. Please don’t say my jeans have a rip in the knee, it really doesn’t matter. Here I Am ... Look at Me!” Morris will be doing book signings throughout the summer at different area libraries, beginning on Aug. 1, at the Edwardsville Public Library’s local author fair, which will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Both Morris and her son Douglas will be available to sign their work and will have copies for sale. For more information about Debbie Morris’ book, visit www.strategicpublishinggroup. com/title/HereIAmLookAtMe.html.

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Helping boys read is a gas NEW YORK (AP) –Can fart jokes save the reading souls of boys? You better hope so. Boys have lagged behind girls in reading achievement for more than 20 years, but the gender gap now exists in nearly every state and has widened to mammoth proportions — as much as 10 percentage points in some, according to the Center on Education Policy. “It certainly should set off alarm bells,” said the center ’s director, Jack Jennings. “It’s a significant separation.” Parents of reluctant readers complain that boys are forced to stick to stuffy required school lists that exclude nonfiction or silly subjects, or have teachers who cater to higher achievers and girls. They’re hoping books that exploit boys’ love of bodily functions and gross-out humor can close the gap. “It’s like pulling out fingernails. He absolutely does not want to read,” said Muscle Shoals, Ala., dad Todd Thompson of his 13-year-old, Hunter. “I read constantly growing up. So did his mother. So does his 8year-old sister, but he’s a go-go kid. To him, books are a waste of time.” Growing up in Grand Rapids, Mich., the 47-year-old Thompson

loved two things: football and books. His mom encouraged regular trips to the library. His dad inspired him to dig into the Chip Hilton sports novels written by legendary basketball coach Clair Bee. Thompson and his wife did the same with their reading allergic son. No-go. They’ve tried bribing him with new video games. Nope. While they’ve never considered doling out cash for reading, other parents unabashedly do. “Some books can be pretty boring and I just don’t feel like reading them,” said Hunter, a good student who reads what he has to for school. “I think a lot of boys feel like that.” T h e a n g s t a m o n g p a re n t s , teachers and librarians has been met by a steady stream of sports and historical nonfiction, potty humor, bloodthirsty vampires and actionpacked graphic novels, fantasy and sleuthing. Butts, farts. Whatever, said Amelia Yunker, a children’s librarian in Farmington Hills, Mich. She hosted a grossology party with slime and an armpit noise demonstration. “Just get ’em reading. Worry about what they’re reading later.” Adding online tie-ins or packaged prizes like the steady-selling “39

Clues” series has publishers meeting young readers halfway. Patrick Carman has gone a step further with his wicked creepy “Skeleton Creek” series from Scholastic. The upper-grade books use password-protected websites to alternate book text and quick fixes of shaky, hand-held video. To follow the story, reading and watching online are both required. “We’re meeting them halfway,” Carman said. “It’s the idea that these books understand where they’re at.” Farts are Ray Sabini’s halfway point for younger kids. The fourth grade teacher from Miller Place, outside New York City, heard from dozens of grateful parents, teachers and librarians after he self-published his “SweetFarts” in 2008 under the name Raymond Bean. The book chronicles a 9-year-old boy’s multimillion-dollar science fair invention of tablets that can change foul-smelling gas into the culprit’s scent of choice: summer rose, cotton candy, grape — even pickles, as requested by his little sister. It climbed to No. 3 on Amazon in children’s humor in October on little more than word of mouth and prompted a sequel, “Sweet Farts: Rippin’ it Old-School,” to be released

next month. “Reaching those reluctant boys, it’s a challenge I take very, very seriously and this is what they think is funny,” Sabini said. There’s also history in there. There’s science in there, the problem of bullying, but it’s the humor that gets their attention.” Jon Scieszka, a former teacher and Library of Congress literary ambassador for young people’s lit, has been writing kid books for 20 years. He started Guyreads.com to better connect boys with appealing text and begins his “Spaceheadz” series (Simon & Schuster) about TV-saturated aliens in September, complete with websites that offer more. “We have to meet them where they are,” he said. “We need to engage kids in this 21st century world but it doesn’t have to be either-or, the digital world or a book.” Scieszka’s not convinced educators know how to hook boys, especially when it comes to required reading. “Boys will read a wide variety of stuff, not just gross-out humor, but stuff they enjoy in large part is stuff that’s not seen as legitimate

reading in some schools, so they’re already feeling they’re not part of the system.” Grossology shouldn’t be underestimated in boyland. Scholastic’s poop fiction star, Dav Pilkey, and his “Captain Underpants” graphic series remains immensely popular among both genders. Pilkey is bringing back his fourth-grade narrators minus their superhero on Aug. 10 in “The Adventures of Ook and Gluk,” about two kung-fu lovin’ caveboys sucked into the future. In Barrington, Ill., Jennifer Lucas said reading is tough for her 10year-old son, Sean. She thinks teachers in the lower grades don’t fully understand boy energy in the classroom. “It’s hard for first- and secondgrade boys to sit still and learn things the way girls do, like through songs,” she said. “I think they want so much out of boys when it comes to reading, and they’re not ready.” Cathy Walker, who teaches fourth grade in Raleigh, N.C., is always looking for ways to engage hardto-reach boys. She stumbled on Sabini’s “SweetFarts” on Amazon, read it for herself and knew it would be a hit all around.

Some clothes are a vacation all their own NEW YORK (AP) — Missed the boat on that great getaway? Put on the right clothes and you still can bring a bit of the beach to your summer. OK, so it’s not exactly the same as a jaunt to the Greek isles or Hawaii, but you can infuse a hint of exotic escapism into your life with sun-kissed-colored Tshirts, shell-like embellishments, coral-shaped jewelry and ropehandled handbags. Surfer styles in oversized prints and Neoprene fabrics take you to the shores of Southern California or the Hamptons in New York. “When you see some clothes, you say, ‘vacation,”’ says designer Tommy Hilfiger. “Some businesses are built entirely on occasion or vacation clothes. The guys who wear Tommy Bahama shirts envision themselves on vacation when they’re going to work. ... We do yachtsman clothes for people in landlocked states — and we can sell them in the middle of winter when people can’t wait for the idea of putting on lightweight clothes and that beachy feeling.” For those more interested in a journey to a faraway land, wooden beads, mirrored baubles and safari styles suggest somewhere more exotic. “ ‘ Tr a n s p o r t i n g ’ i t e m s l e t s consumers dream. It’s almost like playing dress-up or pretend,” says Ed Bucciarelli, CEO and president

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of retailer Henri Bendel. “It’s fun. It almost allows you to be another person and project a different persona — one that’s visited all these fabulous places around the world.” Actually having been to the place is icing on the cake, Bucciarelli says, but there’s still an emotional connection to the idea of a location you’ve always dreamed of visiting. “ A s w e ’ r e c re a t i n g p ro d u c t , we think of how we can allow customers to emote and dream. The really far away places — the places few people get to go to — are the ones that often get the best reaction. People really dream about going to Bali, Fiji or Africa.” Hence the tribal display earlier this summer in Bendel’s Fifth Avenue flagship. The transporting vibe works in other seasons, too, Hilfiger notes. “At the end of the summer, when you start to think about going

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skiing in Colorado, you can’t wait for that Austrian sweater even if it’s not cold enough,” he says. “It’s all part of the aspirational part of our life, wishing our life was a certain way.” Hilfiger is now off on his break with a suitcase packed with white jeans, navy blazers — but no socks. “I never wear socks in the summer. ... Even in New York, if I don’t wear socks, I’m reminded of vacation.” Hilfiger’s current collection was a tour of the Santa Monica pier rooted in “relaxed glamour.” Other times he’s mined places such as Nantucket, Mass., or St. Bart’s for ideas. He says he finds that when y o u ’ re b u i l d i n g o n a t h e m e , especially a locale, it’s easier to experiment with new colors or silhouettes than in your typical daily grind wardrobe. Lisa Axelson, senior vice

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Mexico, her favorite destination. “I think all the time about a fantasy of a vacation because I haven’t been on one in a while.” I n s t o re s n o w, A n n Ta y l o r shoppers will find a mirage print, used for a scarf and halter dress, and the cotton sheath dress in a hue dubbed “ocean,” that has a small bib of ruffles on the bodice that mimic rolling waves.

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1996

$2,695

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2003 2002

$8,500 $6,999

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Enclave LaCrosse LaCrosse LACROSSE LaCrosse LaCrosse LaCrosse LaCrosse LeSabre LeSabre LeSabre Lucerne Lucerne Lucerne Lucerne Park Avenu Rainier Regal Rendezvous Rendezvous

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Lou Fusz GMC Buick George Weber Chevrolet Waterloo Weber Granite City Chevrolet Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Weber Granite City Chevrolet George Weber Chevrolet Waterloo Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Car Company of Freeburg Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick George Weber Chevrolet Waterloo Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Car Company of Freeburg River City Auto Sales Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Weber Granite City Chevrolet Lou Fusz GMC Buick Weber Granite City Chevrolet Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Car Company of Freeburg Car Company of Freeburg Brooks Motor Company Brooks Motor Company Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Brooks Motor Company Car Company of Freeburg Car Company of Freeburg Steve Schmitt Buick GMC 3013 Auto Inc Weber Granite City Chevrolet Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Lou Fusz GMC Buick George Weber Chevrolet Waterloo Weber Granite City Chevrolet Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Weber Granite City Chevrolet Crossroad Motors Weber Granite City Chevrolet Crossroad Motors Lou Fusz GMC Buick Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Brooks Motor Company Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC George Weber Chevrolet Waterloo Crossroad Motors George Weber Chevrolet Waterloo Lou Fusz GMC Buick Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Crossroad Motors Lou Fusz GMC Buick Lou Fusz GMC Buick Lou Fusz GMC Buick Weber Granite City Chevrolet Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Crossroad Motors Weber Granite City Chevrolet Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC

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2008 2008 2009 2009 2007 2007 2005 2004 2002 2009 2007 2007 2007 2006 2005 2002 2000 1996 2005 1998 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 2005 2002 2009 2007 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2004 1997 2002 1997 2001

$19,590 $11,989 $14,990 $11,944 $12,995 $9,990 $6,995 $7,995 Call $16,995 $20,995 $15,890 $13,995 $18,490 $16,495 $8,995 $7,490 $6,868 $14,995 $4,995 $19,990 $22,995 $19,990 $17,777 $15,777 $5,995 $5,995 $19,995 $16,955 $32,990 $27,995 $26,990 $22,995 $19,990 $26,890 $23,995 $21,995 Call $18,995 $13,944 Call $7,295 $4,995 $5,995

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2010 2009 2007 2007 2007 2008 2005 2005 2009 2009 2008 2006 2005 2005 2008 2007 1999 2008 2008 2005 2003 2002 2005

$21,650 $17,995 $22,290 $14,440 $20,970 $30,995 $15,490 $11,995 $9,997 $9,777 Call $8,995 $11,990 $9,995 $12,995 $10,315 $3,495 $23,925 Call $8,990 $9,990 $6,990 $6,995

AVENGER Avenger

2009 2009

$17,675 P1551 $12,977 Y528

E-350 ECONOLINE ECONOLINE EDGE Edge ESCAPE ESCAPE ESCAPE ESCAPE ESCAPE Escape Expedition Expedition Expedition EXPLORER EXPLORER Explorer Explorer Explorer Explorer Explorer S F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 F-250 F-350 F-350 FIVE HUNDR FLEX FOCUS FOCUS Focus Focus FOCUS FOCUS Freestyle FUSION FUSION FUSION Model T

2006 2009 2005 2007 2007 2009 2009 2007 2007 2003 2002 2007 2004 2000 2010 2007 2004 2002 2000 1998 2004 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2005 2004 2003 1999 2008 2003 1993 2006 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2007 2007 2008 2007 2006 1926

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DODGE Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia 877-223-2703 Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui 866 377 3110

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2009 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2006 2003 2009 2008 2008 2005 1999 2005 2008 2007 2004 2003 2003 2002

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5210C

Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC

877 691 9016

50cc Scoot Gas Powere Utility Tr

2005 2004 2006

$950 $3,600 $1,200

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PROWLER

1999

$38,990 P1590

OPTIMA SEDONA SORENTO

2004 2009 2006

$6,995 283521 $20,990 X5363 $12,995 536852

ES 300 ES 330 RX

2003 2005 2006

$14,777 Y552 Call 8073 $25,995 7496

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$3,999

8102

Aura L-Series LW200 VUE

2009 2000 2001 2009

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PG1354P 4577A 577800 P5689

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2009

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Camry Camry Camry Camry Corolla COROLLA Highlander Highlander Prius Sienna Supra Tundra

2009 2009 2007 2001 2009 2005 2008 2004 2005 2005 1987 2008

$17,995 Call $13,995 $4,999 $13,777 $9,995 $19,995 $11,977 $7,700 $8,999 $3,994 Call

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2008 2000 1972 2009 2008 2006 2007 2009 2004

Call $4,999 $5,999 Call Call $12,725 $15,777 $14,977 $6,999

$20,990 $17,990 $16,990 $15,089 $20,990 $14,990 Call $18,500 $13,999 $20,990 $23,990 $11,995 Call $4,995 $20,874 $21,990 $10,990 $7,650 $5,995 Call $5,495

X5228A P5218 P5191 PG1378P X5215 P5413 8000 8059 7205 X5364 11947A a70379 8054 A32413 21438A P5256 P5179B P5601A 223230 4515 5953

GMC Acadia Acadia Acadia CANYON Envoy Envoy Envoy K1500 Sier Sierra Sierra 150 Sierra 150 Sierra 150 Sierra 150 Sierra 150 Sierra 150 Sierra 150 Sierra 150 Sierra 250 Sonoma Sonoma Yukon Yukon Yukon XL Yukon XL

2009 2008 2007 2007 2006 2005 2004 2005 2004 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2007 2007 2010 2002 1996 2005 2002 2010 2007

FLHRCI FLSTF Wide Glide

2007 2007 2001

$31,944 $24,792 $28,995 $17,490 $14,611 $12,899 $10,320 $17,944 $12,495 $44,935 $41,105 $39,400 $37,325 Call Call $27,995 $14,990 $34,195 $8,987 Call Call $12,500 $56,300 $27,500

00223 P2256Z P19587 X5272A 21317A 7989A B103094A R1622-1 5933 5245 5205 5240 5208 5251 5243A 7909 P7811P 5183 G106065A 501688 5236A 5960 5255 8104

Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick George Weber Chevrolet Waterloo Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Koetting Ford George Weber Chevrolet Waterloo Weber Granite City Chevrolet Lou Fusz GMC Buick Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick River City Auto Sales Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Crossroad Motors Lou Fusz GMC Buick Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Lou Fusz GMC Buick Brooks Motor Company Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC River City Auto Sales Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC 3013 Auto Inc

866-438-1169 866 496 0381 866 257 3408 866-340-8597 866 496 0381 618 451 7913 314-262-4542 866-438-1169 866 641 3179 877 691 9016 877 691 9016 877 691 9016 877 691 9016 877 691 9016 877 691 9016 888 245 5532 314-262-4542 877 691 9016 314-262-4542 618 939 9828 877 691 9016 866 641 3179 877 691 9016 866 416 3837

KIA

Brooks Motor Company Brooks Motor Company Crossroad Motors

2005 2003 2009 2007 2001 1999 2008 2007 2002 2003 2006

$11,995 Call $25,990 $14,777 $4,444 $4,777 $27,995 $22,995 $10,995 $8,950 $16,777

8062 8094 D84161A Y577 P2175ZB Y568 J85030A 7144 8300 100527 Y489

Crossroad Motors Crossroad Motors Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui George Weber Chevrolet Waterloo Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Crossroad Motors Crossroad Motors Brooks Motor Company Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui

888 245 5532 888 245 5532 877-223-2703 866 377 3110 866 496 0381 866 377 3110 877-223-2703 888 245 5532 888 245 5532 618 939 9828 866 377 3110

HUMMER H3 H3

2007 2006

$22,995 P5631A $14,500 7944

Weber Granite City Chevrolet 3013 Auto Inc

618 451 7913 866 416 3837

HYUNDAI ACCENT Elantra Santa Fe SANTE FE Sonata Sonata Tiburon

2009 2003 2008 2004 2010 2009 2008

$13,990 $5,777 $17,777 $9,995 $12,977 Call Call

X5356 Y579 Y483A 626779 Y529 7492 8095

Koetting Ford Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Car Company of Freeburg Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Crossroad Motors Crossroad Motors

866-340-8597 866 377 3110 866 377 3110 866 448 1638 866 377 3110 888 245 5532 888 245 5532

INFINITI G35 G35 Sedan

2007 2005

$26,995 7512 $16,931 B104035A

Commander COMMANDER

2007 2006

$18,994 0017-3 $19,995 J54000A

Crossroad Motors Lou Fusz GMC Buick

888 245 5532 314-262-4542

JEEP

July 29, 2010

Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia

866 448 1638 866-340-8597 866 448 1638

Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui 866 377 3110 Crossroad Motors 888 245 5532 Crossroad Motors 888 245 5532

LINCOLN AVIATOR LS MKZ Town Car Town Car

2004 2002 2007 2004 1996

$16,890 $7,869 Call $9,987 Call

D80070B 21329A 5239A B108114A 4537A

MAZDA3 MAZDA3 MAZDA6 MX-5 Miata TRIBUTE

2009 2004 2007 2004 2005

$13,777 $8,777 $11,995 $13,455 $9,995

Y539 Y544 m33134 P5558B m63804

C-Class SLK350

2006 2006

$18,777 Y501A $27,995 19840B

Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia George Weber Chevrolet Waterloo Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Lou Fusz GMC Buick Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC

877-223-2703 866 496 0381 877 691 9016 314-262-4542 877 691 9016

MAZDA Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Car Company of Freeburg Weber Granite City Chevrolet Car Company of Freeburg

866 377 3110 866 377 3110 866 448 1638 618 451 7913 866 448 1638

MERCEDES 618 939 9828 618 939 9828 888 245 5532

HONDA Accord Accord ACCORD CPE Accord Sdn Accord Sdn Civic CR-V CR-V CR-V Odyssey Pilot

Car Company of Freeburg Koetting Ford Car Company of Freeburg

LEXUS

HARLEY DAVIDSON $19,995 607204 $13,995 70123 $14,995 952321

8204 G101017A P1570 J84019A 21453A 561834 D55029B P5553A P2194ZB J86046A P7877P 177814 19658CC J93012A V100451A D84045A J85047A Y584 P1617 J85078A

2009 2004 1999 2007 2007 2007 2005 2000 2008 2008 1999

$18,995 Call $7,994 $18,990 $18,990 $17,990 $11,995 $4,995 $21,990 $15,990 Call

P5361 4608A R1639 P5239 X5350 P5222 j14887 J29378 X5262 P7840P 5157A

Koetting Ford Weber Granite City Chevrolet Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Koetting Ford Koetting Ford Koetting Ford Car Company of Freeburg Brooks Motor Company Koetting Ford Lou Fusz GMC Buick Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC

866-340-8597 618 451 7913 866-438-1169 866-340-8597 866-340-8597 866-340-8597 866 448 1638 618 939 9828 866-340-8597 314-262-4542 877 691 9016

MINI COOPER Cooper COOPER CON

2005 2006

$15,995 7773 $17,990 D84021A

Eclipse Sp GALANT

2008 2008

$16,995 6480 $10,995 010014

ALTIMA Frontier MAXIMA Maxima Maxima Murano Pathfinder Rogue SENTRA Versa Xterra

2005 2000 2008 2006 2005 2005 2005 2008 2007 2010 2002

$9,995 $6,995 $20,495 $15,998 $13,777 Call Call $20,995 $12,995 Call $8,999

Intrigue

2002

$6,995

Crossroad Motors Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia

888 245 5532 877-223-2703

MITSUBISHI Crossroad Motors Car Company of Freeburg

888 245 5532 866 448 1638

NISSAN

866-438-1169 877-223-2703

139594 320893 D84169A B108119A Y557 7452 8326 7559 C80011A 7841 7982

Car Company of Freeburg Brooks Motor Company Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Lou Fusz GMC Buick Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Crossroad Motors Crossroad Motors Crossroad Motors Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Crossroad Motors 3013 Auto Inc

866 448 1638 618 939 9828 877-223-2703 314-262-4542 866 377 3110 888 245 5532 888 245 5532 888 245 5532 877-223-2703 888 245 5532 866 416 3837

OLDSMOBILE 19579A

Steve Schmitt Buick GMC

866 257 3408

Brooks Motor Company Brooks Motor Company Brooks Motor Company

618 939 9828 618 939 9828 618 939 9828

PLYMOUTH Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia

877-223-2703

PONTIAC

Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui 866 377 3110 Steve Schmitt Buick GMC 866 257 3408

MERCURY GRAND MARQ Grand Marq Grand Marq MARINER MILAN MILAN MOUNTAINEE Mountainee SABLE Sable Villager

OTHER

River City Auto Sales George Weber Chevrolet Waterloo Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Crossroad Motors Crossroad Motors Lou Fusz GMC Buick Lou Fusz GMC Buick Lou Fusz GMC Buick Weber Granite City Chevrolet Weber Granite City Chevrolet Lou Fusz GMC Buick Lou Fusz GMC Buick Lou Fusz GMC Buick Lou Fusz GMC Buick Car Company of Freeburg Crossroad Motors Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Brooks Motor Company Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Brooks Motor Company Lou Fusz GMC Buick Weber Granite City Chevrolet Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Car Company of Freeburg Steve Schmitt Buick GMC George Weber Chevrolet Waterloo Car Company of Freeburg Brooks Motor Company Weber Granite City Chevrolet Lou Fusz GMC Buick Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Koetting Ford Crossroad Motors

866 641 3179 866 496 0381 877-223-2703 888 245 5532 888 245 5532 314-262-4542 314-262-4542 314-262-4542 618 451 7913 618 451 7913 314-262-4542 314-262-4542 314-262-4542 314-262-4542 866 448 1638 888 245 5532 866 257 3408 866 257 3408 618 939 9828 877 691 9016 877 691 9016 618 939 9828 314-262-4542 618 451 7913 866-438-1169 866-438-1169 866 257 3408 866 448 1638 866 257 3408 866 496 0381 866 448 1638 618 939 9828 618 451 7913 314-262-4542 866-438-1169 866-340-8597 888 245 5532

SAAB 3013 Auto Inc

866 416 3837

SATURN Lou Fusz GMC Buick Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Brooks Motor Company Weber Granite City Chevrolet

314-262-4542 877 691 9016 618 939 9828 618 451 7913

SCION Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC

877 691 9016

TOYOTA Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Crossroad Motors 3013 Auto Inc Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Car Company of Freeburg Crossroad Motors Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui 3013 Auto Inc 3013 Auto Inc Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Crossroad Motors

866 257 3408 877 691 9016 888 245 5532 866 416 3837 866 377 3110 866 448 1638 888 245 5532 866 377 3110 866 416 3837 866 416 3837 866-438-1169 888 245 5532

VOLKSWAGEN 7455 7935 7726 7993 1174W P5588B Y570 Y467 8154

Crossroad Motors 3013 Auto Inc 3013 Auto Inc Crossroad Motors Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Weber Granite City Chevrolet Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui 3013 Auto Inc

888 245 5532 866 416 3837 866 416 3837 888 245 5532 877 691 9016 618 451 7913 866 377 3110 866 377 3110 866 416 3837

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Jewelry

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Roofing & Siding

John Geimer Jewelry 229 N. Main St. Edwardsville 692-1497

961

PAUL’S ROOFING

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30 Years Experience Free Estimates

(618) 259-9905 (618) 975-5759 Licensed Insured & Bonded Commercial & Residential

Call us today for a free quote on a weekly, biweekly, monthly cleaning

(618) 920-0233 www.pristine-cleaning.biz

Sunny Surface Cleaning • Residential • Commercial • Move In/ Move Out • New Construction • BA Degree

656-7725 GatewayLawn.com

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Carpet Cleaning

965

BETTERWAY CARPET CLEANING “ The most thorough Cleaning ever or it’s Free” Check out web site for details: www.betterwaycarpetcleaning.com

Call for free estimate: 800-670-0693 3 rooms and hall $89.00 when mentioning this ad. We also do: * Pet stain and Odor Removal * Area Rug Cleaning (pickup and Drop off) * Upholstery Cleaning We use Deep Steam Cleaning with Safe environmentally green Cleaners

Tree Service

966

Garner’s

Interview me.... Joyce Tel: 618-980-6858

TREE SERVICE INC. Since 1974 Licensed - Bonded - Insured Tree & Stump Removal Complete Property Maintenance Bucket Truck Track Hoe - Bob Cat

JIM BRAVE PAINTING 20 Years Experience! • Wallpaper • Specialty Painting • Inside or Outside Work • Power Washing • Deck Refinishing Call: (618) 654-1349 or cell phone: (618) 444-0293

ALL YOUR REPAIR NEEDS

CAN BE FOUND IN THE INTELLIGENCER’S SERVICE DIRECTORY.

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656-5566 967

AVERAGE JOE’S • Power Washing • Lawn Care • Cleaning Services: Residential & Commercial • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning • Painting: Interior & Exterior • Free scrap metal removal Licensed & Insured

July 29, 2010

Call us for all of your heating and cooling needs.

656-9386

Tree Removal

www.garwoodsheating.com

Bush & Shrub Trimming & Removal

Masonry & Concrete

978

Landscape Mulching Residential & Commercial

R.S.G.Decorative Concrete

Fully Insured

Specializing in decorative concrete, stamped, colored, stained. Broom or swirl finish with or without color. Interior/Exterior acid staining.

618-459-3330 618-973-8422 Handyman

969

#1 Handyman Service in the Nation

Over 18 years Experience

HERE

Have Something To Sell?? “Sell It With Pics” The Intelligencer is enhancing your liner ads!!!! insert a small photo with the text of your ad. CALL FOR DETAILS 656-4700 EXT. 27 Lost & Found

125

FOUND young female cat in vicinity of Nickel Plate bike trail in Glen Carbon. Black with white paws. Very friendly, very thin. Call 288-4193 to claim.

Special Notices

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618-659-5055

www.mrhandyman.com BOB’S HANDYMAN SERVICE Remodeling & Repair Drywall Finished Carpentry Painting Ceramic tile Build & Repair Decks Exterior House And Deck Washing Landscaping Blinds & Draperies Light Fixture & Ceiling Fans No Job Too Small Insured Call Bob Rose 978-8697

618-977-8916

HANDIMAN SERVICE • Carpentry • Pressure Washing • Lighting & Ceiling Fans • Drywall • Painting • Windows & Doors

Call Lee: (618) 581-5154 MASTER CRAFTSMAN Carpentry, 30 Years Decks, Garages, Remodeling, Home Repair Basement Finishing Ceramic Tile Small Jobs Welcome Reasonable Rates Insured Andy 618-659-1161

Home Improvements

979

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The Treasure Shack 452B East Vandalia Edwardsville

Collectibles, Furniture Antiques New And Vintage Jewelry And Many Treasures

Call Bill Nettles with WRN Services

Always Something New!

CONSTRUCTION REMODELING COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE An insured contractor providing quality crafted work. A custom wood work specialist with labor rates starting at $30 per hour!

Tuesday - Saturday 10AM-5PM Owner: Kelly Lovsey 618-307-5534

618 974-9446 Electrical

981

Classifieds Merchandise Here!!!

Buick-GMC Truck $10,900 • 09 Pontiac G-5 344-0121 www.laurabuickgmc.com ----------------------------------------

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Buick-GMC Truck $21,900 • 06 Sierra EXT. Z71 38,xxx Miles 344-0121 www.laurabuickgmc.com ---------------------------------------

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Buick-GMC Truck $39,900 • 2010 Acadia SLT AWD Loaded 344-0121 www.laurabuickgmc.com ----------------------------------------

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Find us in the business section of, www.Brightonill.com

618-530-8140

LET ME FIX IT! Lawn & Home Care

Free estimates Financing available Repairs and installations

120

RSGConcrete@sbcglobal.net

A GENTLE TOUCH IN YOUR HOME GLEN CARBON & EDWARDSVILLE MARYVILLE & GRANITE CITY

960

Proudly servicing the area for over 25 years.

Lawn Cutting & Trimming

IICRC Certified Technician

INSURED & BONDED

Painting

• Mowing • Fall Clean-Up • Fertilizing • Landscape Installation • Landscape Maintenance Insured

958

Meeting & Exceeding your Expectation! RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL • Bonded & Insured • Customized Cleaning

Air Conditioning/ Heating 976

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL

24 Hour Service

PRISTINE CLEANING

967

ALL TYPES OF ROOFS

WE BUY GOLD AND JEWELRY Cleaning

Lawn & Home Care

206

Buick-GMC Truck $15,900 • 2010 Pontiac G-6 Sunroof 344-0121 www.laurabuickgmc.com ----------------------------------------

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Randy Moore Repair Service, Inc. “24 Hour Emergency Service” 35 Years Experience - Troubleshooting - Service Repairs And Upgrades - All Electrical Items - Install Lights & Fixtures - Complete Rewire

www.randymoore repairservice.com

618-656-7405 Cell 618-980-0791

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Classified Automotive

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Automotive

206

Campers, RV's & GoCarts

231

Mid State Camper Sales

2004 Suzuki Aerio SX Hatchback 100k Miles, Automatic PW, PM, PL Auxiliary Input For IPods Premium Stereo, AC Alloy Wheels NEW TIRES, NEW BRAKES Driver & Passenger Airbags Child Locks, Non-Smoker $5500 Excellent Condition 618-978-0576

TO PLACE

YOUR classified ad

Just Arrived A Beautiful 1966 Mustang 2+2 Fastback 289 2BBI, C4 Automatic Trans, P/S, P/B. Console, Rally pac, Minor rust for Midwestern Car. Runs and drives. Roadworthy with minor engine and brake tune up. Pony interior Black. Exterior originally signalflare red. Fog lights ad dual exhaust. Excellent restoration project but could be enjoyed as is all summer. Best one we’ve seen in at least 11 years. These are getting harder and harder to find. Come take her home she will not be here long. $14,995.00. Call toll free 1 800 327 2897 for info. More photos on myspace and facebook Mustang Corral Inc.

Trucks, Vans, & SUV's

CALL

2009 Nissan Quest Approximately 10,000 miles Dark gray, one owner Excellent condition $21,000 / OBO 618-692-2370

656-4700 ext. 27

Got A Service to Sell? Advertise it in the classifieds! To list your service call the classified department at 656-4700. The Edwardsville Intelligencer reserves the right to remove ads with past due accounts.

Yard Sales

1099

ST. BONIFACE PARISH RUMMAGE SALE FRIDAY JULY 30 8:00AM—8:00PM SATURDAY JULY 31 8:00AM-NOON SATURDAY 12NOON-1PM “Fill Any Box Or Bag You Can Carry For $2.50” BYOB—Bring Your Own Box Admission both days - $1.00

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Motorcycles

220

Yamoto 70cc ATV asking $475; Kazuma 50cc ATV asking $300 Both like brand-new. Need new batteries. Helmets included. Less than 50% of purchase price. 618-795-4405

Campers, RV's & GoCarts

231

41 years of loyal service and low prices! Campers, utility trailers, pre-owned golf carts, RV parts & assy’s. Your Jayco dealer is at Rt. 40 E. of Vandalia @Bluff City 618-283-4396 or www.midstatecampersales.com

Help Wanted General

305

Carrier Routes 401 CARRIER NEEDED! Rt 24 — Newspaper carrierneeded in the area of W Lake Dr, Oak Ridge Dr around Dunlap Lake area. There are approximatley 24 papers on this route. The papers need to be delivered by 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. If you are interested in this route, please call the Intelligencer at 6564700 ext. 40. CARRIER NEEDED!

Rt 36 - Newspaper carrier ALL-WOMAN PAINT CREW needing needed in the area of FT help. Must have reliable car. Brinkman, Freferick, Home, Call Gayle Mon.-Fri., 8a.m.- Springer Woods, Voge, there are approximately 21 papers 4:30p.m., 618/792-9051 on this route. The papers ATTENTION need to be delivered by 5:00 COLLEGE STUDENTS p.m. Monday thru Friday and & 2010 HS Grads 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. If you are $15 base-appt, FT/PT sched- interested in this route, please ules, sales/svc, no exp nec, call the Intelligencer at 656all ages 17+, conditions apply 4700 ext. 40. 618-307-4437 CARRIER NEEDED! Attention Moms and Teachers. Work from home like me. Rt 45 - Newspaper carrier Learn more needed in the area of Thomas Call toll free 1-888-766-7855 Terrace, Circle Dr, Cottage Dr, Call center now hiring DunlapCove, Schwarz Rd, appointments setters. Must there is approximately 50 have telephone experience! papers on this route. The papers need to be delivered 618-659-8770 Ext 358 by 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. If Help wanted you are interested in this route, Office 315 please call the Intelligencer at 656-4700 ext. 40.

Hiring Full Time Business Assistant. Strong work ethic. Open to a challenge. People oriented. No experience necessary. Please fax resume to 618288-6452.

Carrier Routes 401

Misc. Merchandise

426

CARRIER NEEDED!

4h.p. Evinrude OUTBOARD MOTOR: compact-storage Rt 60— Newspaper carrier model. Light use. $100.00. needed in the area of S Brown 618/792-5880 S Buchanan, S Fillmore, E Air Hockey Game Table/ComPark, Springer Ave, E Van- plete, USA made. 44”x84”x30” dalai, E Schwarz. There are Excellent. $75-CASH. 656approximately 25 papers on 6675. this route. The papers need to be delivered by 5:00 p.m. BRASS HEADBOARD FOR Monday thru Friday and 8:30 FULL-SIZE BED—$40.00 a.m. Saturdays. If you are Ceiling fan with light—$15.00 interested in this route, please 618-447-2291. call the Intelligencer at 656- FREE wall mirror 5 1/2ft x 4ft. 4700 ext. 40. You move. 692-9150. CARRIER NEEDED!

Large console Zenith TV with remote. “As Is” $90. 656-3215. Rt 71 - Newspaper carrier needed in the area of Devon USED aluminum, slider winCt, University Dr, Pine Hollow dows, 36”x60” $15.00each. Ct, Esic Dr, Pineridge Ct, Wilt- 618-447-2291. shire Ct, there are approximately 26 papers on this 442 route. The papers need to be Estate Sales delivered by 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. Sat244 ESTATE SALE urdays. If you are interested in COMPACT BUT MIGHTY! this route, please call the IntelliSat. 7/31, 10-5, Sun. 8/1 12-4 gencer at 656-4700 ext. 40 302 Franklin, Troy, IL. Follow The Yellow Signs! Drew Dining Suite, Curved Furniture 410 Am. End Curio, Antq Parlor Tables, Antq Oak Dresser, Chinese Rugs, WONDERBED, Lift Bed - Queen PillowTop Mattress Chair, Recliners. Dept. 56 Set, NEW, in the plastic, $200 Snow Babies, Boyd’s Bears, (618) 772-2710 Can Deliver Toothpick Holders, Holiday, Snapper Mower. Misc. Too Much Too List! #’s Fri. 7/30@Noon Merchandise 426 (Pick up at front porch) 2 squares 4-inch double618-978-2594 lap/almond-color VINYL 618-830-3127 SIDING w/insulation-board, 618-656-8751 extras. $75.00. 618/792-5880

Pets

450

FREE-to-good-home puppies. Lab/Shepherd mix Ready August 6th. Call Jill 618-4016772.

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We can help sell those special puppies, kittens or any other pet!!! Want to know more? CALL US FOR DETAILS 656-4700 EXT 27

Food & Produce

620

PEACHES, BLACKBERRIES, VEGS GRANDPA’S BERRY FARM 3031 SAND RD., EDW. 618-692-4519

Carrier Routes 401 CARRIER NEEDED!

1965 17.5’ AIRSTREAM-CARAVEL Vintage charm w/new interior. 2nd owner. Lightweight towing. Hitch available. $15,250. 618/462-4661

Yard Sales

1099

The Well U.C.C. Church 180 COTTONWOOD RD. GLEN CARBON, IL 62034

July 29, 2010

SUMMER SALE July 30th 12:00PM-6:00PM July 31st 8:00AM-1:00PM Used Treasures Bakery Goods Themed Baskets

Rt 104— Newspaper carrier needed in the area of Bollinger, Cedar Ln, Fox Trail, Jamie Lynn Dr, Squire Dr, Waterford Ln in Glen Carbon. There are approximately 32 papers on this route. The papers need to be delivered by 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and by 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. If you are interested in this route, please call the Intelligencer at 656-4700 ext.40

Yard Sales

1099

4-Family Garage Sale!! 714 VASSAR DRIVE EDWARDSVILLE FRIDAY JULY 30th 8:00AM-7:30PM SATURDAY JULY 31st 8:00AM-2:00PM Clothes, Toys Pampered Chef, PartyLite Holiday & More YARD SALE SATURDAY, 7/31 8A.M.-12:00 226 STURBRIDGE BLVD., GLEN CARBON Clothes, Household items, Books, Purses, Lots more!

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Classified Farm Machinery

Houses For Rent

625

BUYER OF TIMBER STRADER LOGGING 618-978-6204 618-466-8122

705

Landlord Tenant Services Credit/Criminal/Eviction Ck www.LTservices.us 618-876-1900

2 Bdr, new carpet, CA, refrig & stove. Quiet Edw. neighborhood, yr. lease 618-656-6119, 305-849-9256.

Houses For Rent

2 BR, 1 BA, central Edw.: 1100 s.f., W/D, lawncare incl.; hardwood flrs., deck, 1-car attached garage. $850/mo. 618/709-1660

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Houses For Rent

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LOG CABIN at Holiday Shores: 2 BR, 1 BA, Frplc, W/D, lg. patio/deck, attchd gar. $900/mo. lake privileges 618/660-9494.

Apts/Duplexes For Rent

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1 Bdrm house, quiet neighbor- 3 BR, Edw.: Cute home, quiet hood. Refrig & stove, 1yr lease street, lots of shade; CA; micro$550/mo + dep. 618-656-2653 wave; W/D. 413 Sanner Avail 9/1 $775/mo. 618/210-7966

$425 per month 1 bdrm apt, Maryville 62062 w/s/t incld, public transportation Call 314-565-8502

3/4BR, 1BA remodld: exclusive Maryville area. 2-car gar, w/d, new kit applncs, den, rear dck. $1,090mo + dep. 618-307-4876

Edwardsville - Silver Oaks II LUXURY—WITH BLUFF VIEW! 2 Bedroom w/Garage, Sec Sys, Fitness Center, $850/mo. Immediate Availability (618)830-2613 www.vgpart.com

NEW RATE FOR NEW HIRES It’s simple! Dohrn wants the best drivers in the industry to work out of our Litchfield terminal. Join our 850 Midwest Employees! Hourly Rate plus Full Benefit Package. Our Drivers are HOME EVERYDAY! Experienced drivers with a CDL-A and Hazmat Certification are welcome to apply by emailing your resume to mhickey@ dohrn.com (please put “LIT” in the subject line). Or apply on-line at www. dohrn.com

4 BR, 2 BA, Edw.: new updates, carprt, encl. front porch, 2LR, w/o bsmt, w/d hkup, DW, avail now. $1090/mo. 618-307-4876 1 Bdr apt, partially furnished: quiet, prvt., clean & attractive. Stove, frig, washer/dryer, heat, air, water, trash pk-up furnished Lease, deposit $685. 656-9200 Apts, Duplexes, & Homes 2 BR APT: $720, incl. all Visit our website util.,storage unit in Edw, close to www.glsrent.com 656-2230 post office, banks, & shopping. 505-0191 leave msg.



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Apts/Duplexes For Rent

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2 BR apt., across from Edwcourthouse; off-st. parking. w/s/t included; deposit; references required. 217-556-2633.

COTTAGE, one Bedroom: great location near SIUE. NO pets. Available 9/1. $500.00 Call 6926110.

1 BR apt, $425/mo. Maryville, WST, stove, refrig. Newly remodeled, off street parking. 10 minutes from SIUE. Now available 618-288-3286.

2 BR Quail Hollow - Glen Carbon Apt., w/d hk-ups $645. (618) 346-7878 www.osbornproperties.com

Fully renovated 2 bdr 1 ba apt, downtown Edw., convenient to shops & work, ceiling fans, stove, refrig. Kit, DR, LR, w/t/s provided. $800. 618-407-3139

1 excellent 3BR, 1200 sq.ft. TH: Collinsville, near 157/70; 12 min. to SIUE, FP, DW, W/D, ceiling fans, cable, sound walls, offst. prkng. Sm pets OK, yr. lse. $780/mo. Ask discount pricing! Move in special. Sect. 8 ok 618/345-9610 AM/PM phone. 2 Bdr, refrig & stove, pvt garage, quiet Edwardsville neighborhood, 1 yr lease, 618-656-6119 or 305-849-9256 2 bedroom $675/mo. All utilities paid. Completely reburbished kitchen. New carpeting. OR 1 bedroom W/S/T paid $550/mo. 618-581-5154

2 BR, 1 Bth apt, Troy: Close hiway access, off-street parking, Fully renovated 2bdr plus loft, 1 on-site laundry. No smoking, no 1/2 bth; full bth incld double vanpets. $600/mo. 618/975-0670. ity, garden tub, separate shower; Kitc w/dshwshr, stove, frig; 2 BRs, Glen Cbn., Cottonwood W/D hkup; Screened back Sub., w/d hk-ups, APTS starting porch, Great Main St. location, at $625, TH $675, LOFT $685, w/t/s pd $1200. 618-407-3139. DUP $750 (618)346-7878 Seniors looking for independent www.osbornproperties.com living without hassles of owning Available Now- 2 Bdrm towna home. Liberty Square is that homes and duplexes at Cherry place. Handicapped accessible. Hills Properties in E’ville! 618No pets, 692-9310 Ask about our Crazy non-smoking. Specials. Call 667-0430 Charming 2 Bdrm Apt., downtown Edw. $980/mo incl. WST. Commercial Space Call 618/530-4766

For Rent

On-site interviews will be based on a first come first served basis. Refreshments and tours will also be available. Once you enter Auerbach Place, follow the signs to the new Care Center parking lot.

Office Space For Rent

Interested applicants should apply online at www. LssLiving.org/employment. Please call Rob Luhrsen, HR Manager, for more details at 618-288-3700. You may also fax resumes to 618-205-4215, please make the subject titled: July 30th Job Fair.

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Collinsville/Maryville-Hwy. 159 Up to 3200 sq. ft., starting at $610/mo. (618) 346-7878 www.osbornproperties.com

Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

PREFERRED PARTNERS One 157 Center, Edwardsville, IL. 618-655-1188

Homes For Sale

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OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE, SUN., JULY 25 1 - 3 PM 8405 ROCK RIDGE, EDWARDSVILLE DIRECTIONS: I-55 to 143 go east 1 mile turn left on Staunton Rd. Go 1 block to Stone Cliff manor on Right turn Right on Boulder to Right on Rock Ridge.

FOR 24 HR RECORDED PRICE & INFO CALL JIM REPPELL 888-351-1897 EXT 6002

1114 COBBLESTONE, EDWARDSVILLE 3 BEDROOM VILLA. Esic Subdivision. Many updates throughout. $164,900 CALL RYAN HIGH 889-1777

176 MERIDIAN ROAD, GLEN CARBON VERY NICELY MAINTAINED 3 bed/2 bath ranch on a large shady lot. Edwardsville school district.

FOR 24 HR RECORDED PRICE & INFO CALL MARY JANE COLLINS 800-690-4652 EXT 1001

618-531-2787

GoshenRealtyGroup.com Ask Me How To Purchase Your Home With A 100% Rural Development Loan.

5 GINGER BEND, GLEN CARBON SPACIOUS brick ranch with 4 bedrooms, 3 BA, & MF laundry. Screened RM overlooks deep yard. Updated kitchen, FR with fireplace. Andersen windows. Huge bsmnt w/ partially finished playroom. $268,000 CALL SUSAN LANDING 618-779-7777

3 Bd 2 Ba 2 car garage, 1600sf totally renovated. 9 Hickory Hill, Glen Carbon. $159,900 Open House Fri, Sat, Sun. July 30, 31 Aug 1st. 1-4pm Call 977-2209 Cross-Town or Cross-Country: EdwardsvilleHomes.com. Home Buyers Relocation Services. Exclusively for buyers! 656-5588, 800-231-5588

DEBBIE BURDGE debbieb@remax.net

We are looking for people who are ready for a change from their normal job and who have a great compassion for older adults! We ask that everyone who wants to work with us will live out our Christian Mission of “Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest.” We are excited to be opening our care center on October 4th.

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1200sf; 1800sf; or 2400sf office/retail space on Troy Road in Montclaire West. Perfect loc., cheap rent/nego 618-530-6138

OPEN HOUSE, SUN., JUNE 13 1:00-3:00 PM

Friday, July 30 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • CNAs (Care Companions) • LPNs and RNs (Neighborhood Nurses) • Home Makers (Housekeeping & Cooking) All Shifts Available Full Time and Part Time • Hiring for 3 households • Two households designated for long term care individuals, 12 residents for each household • One short term stay household of 14 Medicare Rehabilitation Residents.

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1 BDR lofts, CREDIT CHECK. No pets, no smoking $565mth. $565dep; 2 bdrm house $1000dep $900mth. 656-8953.

JOB FAIR Jobs of Interest:

Apts/Duplexes For Rent

Search the MLS online for your next home or call Nancy Milton (618) 791-8007

2445 KINDER PLACE, GLEN CARBON LIVE ON THE LAKE WITH 3+ ACRES! 5 bedroom/3 bath with a walkout LL. Highly energy efficient, 31’x 24’ shop/workout room/office. $272,000 CALL LINDA RAYHO 779-2980

211 BURNS FARM BLVD, EDWARDSVILLE TWO STORY ON OVERSIZED LANDSCAPED LOT. Elegant Marble foyer leads to Formal DR. Screened porch overlooking private backyard. New zoned HVAC, alarm system, sprinkler system & upgraded fixtures. $249,500 CALL SUSAN LANDING 618-779-7777

109 SHIRLWIN, GRANITE CITY APPROX. 2 ACRES. Arlington Golf Course near by. Open floor plan. Wood burning fireplace. Beautiful flooring throughout. Lots of updates. Very spacious. $229,000

FSBO: 3BR 2BA ranch, screend in porch, full bsmt, horse barn, 4.25 acres; end of cul-de-sac. AS IS $245,000 (618)288-9757. FSBO: 3BR, 2BA Ranch, Edw., off Quercus Grove. Split BR, 3 ac., 3 car att. gar, fin LL, wet bar, stainless. $289K. 618/558-8204 FSBO: Desirble Grndview! 518 Buena Vista, Edw. 3BR, 1.5BA, Lanai, fin bsmt, wet bar; new kit, Leaf Gard gutters, ext doors, Pella wndws. Perfect conditon! 618/656-8503

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Call LINDA RAYHO 779-2980

THE LANDING TEAM IS CELEBRATING! WE’VE HELPED 32 FAMILIES BUY AND SELL HOMES THIS YEAR! THAT’S A SALE A WEEK!

LOT SALE EVENT 2- & 2+-ACRE LOT, Madison County — 7/24-25, 10:00Noon. 618/781-5934 or 618/792-9050 www.bonneterrebuilders.com

NEED HELP SELLING YOUR HOME? NATURAL ELEGANCE Several walkouts. One wooded with springfed pond. E’ville utilities & schools $68,400+ 1+ ac commercial property or unique homesite. 4 to SIU 972-0948.

CALL THE LANDING TEAM

27 Auerbach Place, Glen Carbon, Illinois, In our Brand New Household Model Care Center EOE

July 29, 2010

779-7777

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The Great Tent and Showroom Event! Starts Saturday at Noon

Savings to 80% in the Tent! ★

(Some below Cost)

★ A SALE so Big We’ve Taken it Out to Our Parking Lot! Everything in Our Showroom is On SALE!

Overstocks, special factory purchases, closeouts, sofas, recliners, Table and 4 Castered Chairs $597 Double Recling Sofa entertainment, casual dining, formal dining, accessories, Was $999 occasional pieces, beds, mattresses, Was $599 Leather Recliner chest, art, mirrors, leather, Recliner NOW $697 custom fabrics, sectionals, computer NOW $397 and home office, odds and ends!!!

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Special Hours for this Unprecedented Event: Saturday, July 31st • 12-7 pm Sunday, August 1st • 11 am - 6 pm Monday, August 2nd • 9 am - 7 pm 2.5 miles north of I-270 on Route 157

1091 S. State Rte 157 Edwardsville, Illinois 618-656-5111

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It’s Simple - You See It You Love It, You Get It Most Times, The Very Next Day

Offer valid through 7/31/10-8/2/10 only. Prior sales exempt. All sales are final. Although we make every effort to ensure that our advertising is correct, we cannot be held liable for typographical errors or misprints. Photos are representational only. Limited quantities on all items. See store for details.

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