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OCTOBER 25, 2013

Community School Celebrates its 100th Year!

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NEW LISTINGS 32 Muirfield Ln Town & Country 17 Upper Conway Ct Chesterfield 8038 Watkins Dr Clayton 19 Frederick Ln Glendale 718 Swarthmore University City 18852 Highwood Est Dr Wildwood 12501 Trammell Ct Creve Coeur 1435 Bald Eagle Rd Wildwood 345 Gateford Dr Ballwin 1202 Kortwright Rock Hill 425 Iron Warrior Ln Manchester 6535 Devonshire St Louis Hills 9835 Hudson Ave Rock Hill RESIDENTIAL 420 Conway Pine Ct Creve Coeur 10490 Ladue Rd Creve Coeur 32 Countryside Ln Frontenac 9 Brookwood Rd Town & Country 519 N Taylor Ave Kirkwood 1717 Morre Rd Bay/Hermann 1448 Topping Rd Town & Country 1314 Log Cabin Ln Ladue

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54 Thornhill Dr Wildwood $1,399,900 311 Hampshire Hill Ln St Louis Co $1,350,000 1132 Sara Mathews Ln Wildwood $1,175,000 2331 Todforth Way Town & Country $1,150,000 3615 Gustave Hollow Rd Wildwood $995,900 18517 Sassafras Place Dr Wildwood $995,000 2 Oak Bend Dr Ladue $990,000 5287 Westminster Pl St Louis City $989,000 246 Woodlawn Dr Washington $975,000 16944 Riverdale Dr Chesterfield $974,900 16950 Lewis Spring Farms RdWildwood $949,900 17900 Homestead Bluffs Dr Wildwood $899,900 22 Thornhill Dr Wildwood $899,000 101 Club Creek Ct St Albans $849,900 1800 Aston Way Chesterfield $839,900 1201 Bonhomme Branch Ct Chesterfield $829,900 1033 Barberry Ln Kirkwood $810,000 2341 Ossenfort Valley Ct Wildwood $749,900 1310 Christmas Valley Dr Wildwood $724,900 2723 Wynncrest Manor Dr Wildwood $719,500 18505 Sassafras Place Dr Wildwood = $719,000 214 Fox Chapel Clarkson Valley t $699,000 4500 Highway 109 Eureka $695,000 141 Fleming Ln Labadie $675,000 33 Owl Creek Ln Labadie $660,000 The Enclaves at Cherry HillsWildwood $649,000 16468 Horseshoe Rdg RdClarkson Valley $630,000 939 N Harrison Ave Kirkwood $629,000 1230 Polo Lake Dr Ellisville $609,000 759 Stonebluff Ct Chesterfield $599,900 2733 Highway T Labadie $590,000 17531 Garden Ridge Cir Wildwood $585,000 1453 Highland Valley Cir Wildwood $574,900 17701 Greystone Terrace DrWildwood $544,900 17884 Suzanne Ridge Dr Wildwood $525,000 226 Chamonix Ct Creve Coeur $525,000 11670 Denny Rd Sunset Hills $499,900 1039 Highway E Hermann $498,000 1031 Bridleridge Xing SpurUninc STL Co $484,999

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1933 Buckington Dr Chesterfield $479,900 1338 Wellington View Pl Wildwood $479,900 19108 Old Logging Rd Wildwood $469,900 1721 Greening Kirkwood $469,000 16039 Autumn Oaks Cir Ellisville $449,500 1503 Scofield Valley Ln Wildwood $425,000 2656 January Ave St Louis City $425,000 3876 Thunderbolt Ln Wildwood $425,000 14090 Conway Rd Chesterfield $398,500 8155 Amherst University City $389,000 340 N Price Rd University City $389,000 12501 Trammell Ct Creve Coeur = $385,000 6561 Crescent View Ct Mehlville $379,900 7200 Cornell Avenue University City $379,000 18717 Petra Ct Wildwood $374,900 2663 Valley Rd Wildwood $359,900 2287 Downey Terrace Dr Ellisville $355,000 551 Donne Ave University City 8 $338,000 17017 Westridge Oaks Dr Wildwood $329,900 3220 Shenandoah Ave St Louis City $299,000 8117 Amherst Ave University City $299,000 1522 Buckhurst Ct Ballwin $298,000 655 Vista Hills Ct Eureka $259,000 13102 Cannes Dr Creve Coeur $249,900 2537 Annalee Ave Brentwood $245,000 6308 Lansdowne St Louis City $245,000 12795 Highstone Dr Parkway North $234,900 4710 Sunnyview Dr South County $225,000 904 Oakwood Farms Ln Ballwin $225,000 661 East Madison Ave Kirkwood $219,000 733 Elkington Ln Ladue $215,000 7746 Wild Plum University City $209,900 774 Paschal Dr St Louis $194,900 12409 Betsy Ross Ln Uninc Stl Co $187,900 400 Stephanie Ln Ballwin $185,000 6141 South Grand Blvd St Louis City $184,900 5700 Itaska St Louis City $179,900 1049 Carman Rd Ballwin $179,900 4053 Parker Ave St Louis City $169,500

8737 Keystone Dr Brentwood $163,900 2624 Accomac St St Louis $153,500 12049 Glenrose Dr Maryland Heights $150,000 2326 Patton Ave Brentwood $150,000 6758 West Park St Louis $149,900 3701 Texas Ave South City $125,000 2727 Telegraph Rd St Louis Co $119,000 5238 Fairview Ave St Louis City $91,900 6607 Waterman Ave University City $49,900 CONDOS, VILLAS, ATTACHED HOMES 8025 Maryland Ave #11D Clayton $1,195,000 155 Carondelet Plaza #803 Clayton $1,150,000 4545 Lindell Blvd #1 St Louis City $949,000 4545 Lindell Blvd #34 St Louis City $769,000 633 Spyglass Summit Dr Chesterfield $575,000 8025 Maryland Ave #3C Clayton $555,000 400 S 14th St #1116 St Louis City $544,900 507 Middleton Ct Kirkwood = $399,900 737 Stone Meadow Dr Chesterfield $370,000 1270 Strassner Dr #3210 Brentwood $229,000 329 Belt Ave #302 St Louis City $229,000 819 Woodside Trails Dr Ballwin $215,000 3815 McCausland Ave #17 St Louis $194,900 4540 Lindell #103 Saint Louis City $174,900 2380 Seven Pines Dr Maryland Hghts $169,000 13009 Twin Meadows Ct Uninc Stl Co $165,000 5947 McPherson #2W St Louis $164,500 64 Conway Cove Chesterfield $157,900 1612 Redbird Cove Brentwood $157,000 4319 Lindell Blvd #H Central West End $134,900 8869 Flamingo Ct Brentwood $129,500 11999 Villa Dorado #C Creve Coeur t $79,900 4335 Sunridge Dr #D Mehlville $76,900 COUNTRY PROPERTIES 782 Matson Hill Rd Defiance $2,860,000 15030 Highway F Owensville $1,280,000 15 +/- ac Buckner Rd St Charles Co $355,000

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EDITOR’S NOTE I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED IF THE TERM ‘HOUSEHOLD NAME’ ORIGInated in and around 1968, with the likes of Vietnam, RFK, MLK, Laugh-In and love-ins, peace signs, beanbags, Warhol, Tupperware and Apollo 8 dominating our nation’s stream of consciousness during that tumultuous year. The Missouri History Museum’s new 1968 Exhibit captures how and why the events of the year established the course of our nation in the years to come. The exhibit begins in a familiar, albeit foreboding way: in a living room with the television on, showing Walter Cronkite reporting from Vietnam. Then, it becomes downright sobering, as a Huey chopper stares you right in the face. Reflecting the exactness and attention to detail throughout the entire exhibit, we’re told that a group of local Vietnam veterans helped to assemble the aircraft to ensure that everything was just right. And while we all know how the year unraveled, the exhibit provides historical and expert insight along the way. You’ll find our preview of The 1968 Exhibit with museum curator Gwen Moore on page 54.



IT’S ALL RELATIVE When Jack Straub started working with his dad and grandfather 50 years ago, he remembers how William A. would stand at the front door and say hello to everyone who came in. Today, he and his son, Trip, are carrying on the family tradition at Straub’s Markets.

HEALTHY WOMAN AWARDS As leaders of their households and in the community, women play a vital role in the health of those around them. Each year, the St. Luke’s Healthy Woman Award celebrates women who not only stay active in improving their own health, but also inspire better health in others. Read more about what makes this year’s winners healthy role models.

OCTOBER 25, 2013

Community School Celebrates its 100th Year!

HALLOWEEN PHOTO GALLERY In the spirit of Halloween, LN readers are showing off their photos from last year’s shenanigans. From princesses to superheroes, skeletons to puppy dogs, these festive cuties are certainly more treat than trick.


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ON THE COVER: Community School, which will hold an Admissions Open House at 9 a.m. Nov. 2, is celebrating its 100-year anniversary with a year-long slate of festivities. Pictured on the cover: Head of school Matthew Gould greets students in front of Community School. Photo by Sarah Crowder. For more information, call 991-0005 or visit communityschool.com. THE STORY BEGINS ON PAGE 18. WE’RE SORRY: On page 28 of our Oct. 4 issue, we should have stated that Polsinelli senior partner Doreen Dodson has been appointed to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration.



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4548 McCausland (St. Louis). Located in a desirable location, this charming, brick bungalow with four bedrooms provides plenty of space for each member of the home. Newer updates include: new roof, countertops and appliances, newer deck with Pella back door, stone front porch, and refinished hardwood. $189,900 6136 Westminster (Central West End). This charming home fits right into the historic neighborhood of Washington Heights with its gorgeous and elegant stone façade. You’ll enjoy the open floor plan, in-ground pool, fireplace, stained glass and historic and elegant millwork, just to name a few of the countless features. $456,000 OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 3


828 West Lockwood (Glendale). This cozy home is loaded with charm. The fresh eat-in kitchen features freshly painted cabinets and sizable pantry. Beautiful hardwood floors and French doors of the family room lead into a fenced private garden oasis, complete with newer deck, winding stone paths and lovely perennials. The finished lower level is ideal for entertaining with a large oak wet bar and spacious rec room. $189,900 OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 3


1048 North Geyer (Kirkwood). This charming bungalow is full of character with its covered front porch and overall style that is charming, fresh in style and elegant. The gracious living room is filled with light from the bay window, and also boasts hardwood floors and fireplace. Walk through the arched doorway to the dining room overlooking the large yard. $179,900

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1. 18 Country Life Acres ● Country Life Acres



Welcome to the charm and character of this thoughtfully renovated home for today’s lifestyle. Located in Old Town Clayton on a picturesque lot, this house has a spectacular front porch, and offers timeless architectural details that are enhanced by state of the art kitchen, updated baths, pool, screened porch, spectacular gardens and so much more. Don’t miss this rare opportunity!

3. 7215 Pershing Avenue ● University City


Vintage University City property exudes grace and character. It will be a challenge to choose your favorite spot - perhaps the screened porch, the handsome living room with stunning stained glass windows, the private deck, the generously sized master bedroom, or the striking entry foyer! You'll note that the floor plan has the perfect flow for gracious entertaining, inside and out! There's gorgeous millwork, French doors, lovely hardwood flooring, lots of natural light - this residence has so much to offer, at a fantastic value. OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 3.

4. 11632 Conway Road ● Westwood


A fully updated five bed, four bath home located on a private one-acre lot in Ladue Schools! Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, open floor plan, incredible master suite with luxurious bathroom and laundry room, fabulous indoor to outdoor entertaining with professionally landscaped patio and pool.

5. 116 Lea Meadows Drive ● Ballwin


Beyond the expected… this meticulously appointed ranch on a generous lot features many high-end features. The updated kitchen offers staggered cabinet design and marble counters. The guest hall bath has an exquisite, handmade, Mahogany vanity while the family room has a wet bar and fireplace. Further features include fresh paint, library paneling and a partial finish in the lower level with third bath and fantastic workshop. Entertainment will come easy with the in-ground pool.

6. 6221 Northwood, 1E ● St. Louis


Just a short stroll to popular Forest Park, this updated two-bedroom condo comes with generously sized rooms and an airy and bright open floor plan. Sophisticated and urban throughout, you will enjoy the neutral décor of the kitchen with granite, high-end appliances and adjoining breakfast room. The master bedroom comes with a very nice bath and adjoining sunroom. With a deck, garage, and the laundry inunit, this condo offers simple and comfortable living. OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 3.

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7724 Burr Oak Lane (University City).


1300 Log Cabin Lane (Ladue).


5178 Goethe (St. Louis).


1 Fordyce Lane (Ladue).


5376 Odell (St. Louis).


2 Bellerive Country Club (T & C).


9405 Evandale (Affton).


42 Grand Meridien (Wildwood).


244 Ballwin Avenue (Ballwin).


608 East Monroe (Kirkwood).


6836 Vernon Avenue (University City).


6 Twin Springs Lane (Ladue).


3434 Charlack (St. John).


18 Washington Terrace (St. Louis).


9821 Log Cabin Court (Ladue). ▲


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1924 Muir Woods (Town & Country).


150 Carondelet Plaza, #1803 (Clayton).


8062 South Drive (Richmond Heights).


155 Carondelet Plaza, #309 (Clayton).


1715 Kenmont Road (Ladue).


12416 Questover Manor Ct. (Creve Coeur). $679,000

11632 Conway Road (Westwood).


13344 Fairfield Circle Drive (T & C).

$549,000 $535,000

335 East Jefferson (Kirkwood).


2252 Croydon Walk (Crystal Lake Park).

13978 Meursault (Town & Country).


14002 Baywood Villages Dr. (Chesterfield). $499,000

5 Elm (Glendale). ●


200 South Brentwood 19D (Clayton).


1303 Oaktree Estates (Chesterfield). ●


17614 Bridgeway Circle Dr. (Chesterfield). $639,000

Breathtaking and traditional four-bedroom home expanded and enhanced for today's lifestyle. Nine foot coffered ceilings, special millwork, pristine wood flooring, and two story entry are just a few of the luxurious features.The fabulous great room with built-ins and bar, custom kitchen, hearth/breakfast room, and stylish dining room with fireplace all open to an expansive patio, sweeping lawn and exquisite pool/pool house.

2. 230 Linden Avenue ● University City


1424 Haarmon Oaks Drive (Wildwood).


6340 Clayton Road #307 (Richmond Hgts). $359,000

1720 Kenmont Road (Ladue).


801 South Skinker 8B (St. Louis).


10 Wickersham Lane (Ladue).


379 North Taylor 1E (Central West End).


16477 Horseshoe Ridge (Chesterfield).


12911 Ray Trog Court (St. Louis)


8 Creekwood (Ladue).


8070 Watkins Dr, 2W (Clayton).


125 North Hanley (Clayton).


7015 Dartmouth, 1st Floor (U. City). ●


7447 Somerset Avenue (Clayton).


1128 Big Bend Crossing (Valley Park). ★ $164,900

7270 Maryland Avenue (University City).


13543 Coliseum (Chesterfield).

$148,000 $139,900

18101 Melrose (Wildwood).


1062 Cedargate Drive (Kirkwood).

23 Brook Mill Lane (Town & Country).


2023 Silent Spring Dr. (Maryland Heights). $119,900

2332 Putter Lane (Crystal Lake Park).


12049 Autumn Lakes Dr. (Maryland Hgts). $115,000

16 Topping Lane (Des Peres).


123 W. Woodbine, #I (Kirkwood).


10 Spoede Hills (Creve Coeur).


4355 Maryland Ave. #208 (St. Louis).


6956 Pershing (University City).


7231 Winchester (Pasadena Hills).


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629 Meramec View Drive (Eureka).


45 Trent Drive (Ladue).

57 Waverton Drive (Ladue).


957 Providence Avenue (Webster Groves). $285,000 1526 Holly Drive (Webster Groves). ●


1007 Brownell Avenue (Glendale).


438 Sunningwell Drive (Webster Groves).


6912 Waldemar (St.Louis).


173 Bertrand (Mehlville).



3 & 5 Washington Terrace (St. Louis).


18059 Melrose (Wildwood).



Animal Protective Association of Missouri




OU ONLY TURN 90 ONCE, AND the Animal Protective Association of Missouri made it a birthday to remember. The APA’s Birthday Bash and Art Auction was held at the Contemporary Art Museum, and featured multiple food stations, including a Cold Stone Creamery station where guests created their own ice-cream treats. Along with silent and live auctions, larger-than-life cat and dog sculptures by Harry Weber and custom-designed by local artists were up for bids. For all of its 90 years, the APA has been dedicated to bringing people and pets together. More photos on page 64

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SM CARDINAL GLENNON Children’s Medical Center recognized two individuals for their contributions to the health and welfare of children at the annual Crystal Wagon Awards dinner. Guests gathered for cocktails at the Saint Louis Club, before enjoying a meal and the presentation of the awards to Missouri State Rep. Tim Jones and to the late St. Louis Alderman Gregory Carter.

Allen Allred, Jim Brennan

Chris Carter, Sherlyn Hailstone, Greg Carter Jr.

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SOCIE T Y Washington University




A S H I N G T O N University Global Health Scholars recently held its third annual meet and greet at the Saint Louis Zoo. Former president and health minister of Ecuador, Dr. Alfredo Palacio, was one of many honored guests at the event. Other special guest speakers included chancellor Mark Wrighton, Dr. William Powderly, Dr. Melvin Blanchard, Dr. Arielle Yang, Food Outreach’s Greg Lukeman, Dr. Sharon Deem and Dr. Victoria Fraser. Entertainment included worldrenowned flamenco dancer, Kristina Martinez, as well as master illusionist Keith Jozsef.

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ANKEN JORDAN WENT TO THE dogs at it recent Kids Dog Walk event. Participants, including patients, their families and dogs, walked a 2-mile path around the hospital’s campus. Walkers returned to find many family-friendly activities available, from arts and crafts to a doggie costume contest. Proceeds benefited Ranken Jordan and its mission to provide a continuum of care for medically complicated children and their families.

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9847 Litzsinger Road, Ladue Offered at $6,650,000.

12 Huntleigh Woods Drive, Huntleigh Offered at $5,800,000.

38 West Brentmoor Park, Clayton Offered at $2,295,000.

712 South Price Road, Ladue Offered at $2,095,000.

6 Vista Brook Lane, Ladue Offered at $2,295,000.

45 Clermont Lane, Ladue New Listing. Offered at $695,000.

395 Highway V, Troy Offered at $1,690,000.

9 Glencairn, Ladue Offered at $1,525,000.

40 Auburndale Drive, Creve Coeur Offered at $1,299,000.

733 Middle Polo Drive, Clayton Offered at $1,099,999.

300 Ladue Oaks, Creve Coeur New Price. Offered at $789,000.

7324 Northmoor Drive, University City New Listing. Offered at $349,000.

155 North Hanley Road, #204-205, University City Offered at $675,000

527 North and South, University City Offered at $629,900.

7418 Warner, Richmond Heights New Listing. $240,000. Open 10/27, 1-3 PM.

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visit us Open Sunday, October 27th 8 LONG MEADOWS LANE, Town & Country. $2,220,000. 1-4 PM

735 Langton Drive, Clayton Offered at $599,900.

625 South Skinker, #1602-1603, St. Louis Offered at $599,000.

12801 BELLERIVE SPRINGS DR., Creve Coeur. $969,000. 1-3 PM

2457 Clarjon Drive, Ballwin Offered at $549,900.

72 CLERMONT LANE, Ladue. $839,000.

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1088 McKNIGHT ORCHARD, Richmond Heights. $649,900. 1-3 PM 917 NORTH SPOEDE RD., Creve Coeur. $284,900. 1-3 PM 5645 REBER PLACE, St. Louis. $178,900.

7135 Maryland Avenue, University City Offered at $519,000.


801 South Skinker, #12A, St. Louis Offered at $499,000.

907 Camargo Drive, Ballwin Offered at $279,000.



5759 SUNCREST WAY CIRCLE, Mehlville.


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5645 REBER PLACE, St. Louis.


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1178 HAMPTON PARK DRIVE, Richmond Heights. $995,000

8800 BROOKVIEW DRIVE, Crestwood.


16519 KINGSPOINTE LAKE LANE, Clarkson Valley. $979,000

7211 DALE AVENUE, Richmond Heights.



7324 NORTHMOOR, University City. Great home on popular

124 WORTHINGTON OAKS DRIVE, Creve Coeur. $975,000

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12801 BELLERIVE SPRINGS DRIVE, Creve Coeur. $969,000

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322 CARLYLE LAKE DRIVE, Creve Coeur.


7418 WARNER, Richmond Heights. Convenience and charm!



155 N. HANLEY, UNITS 204-205, University City.


Updated and move-in ready 4BR/2BA home close to Clayton

150 DIELMAN ROAD, Ladue.


527 NORTH AND SOUTH, University City.




17929 GREYABBEY COURT, Chesterfield.



625 SOUTH SKINKER, #1602-1603, St. Louis.



476 SETON HALL COURT, Valley Park. Light and bright

5 ROAN LANE, Ladue.

801 SOUTH SKINKER, #12A, St. Louis.

3BR/2BA home. Family room with wood burning fireplace,

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HE HAD JUST ONE FORK IN HER kitchen. In her early days as St. Louis’ top prosecutor, Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce was so consumed by crime and punishment that just one fork was all she needed. “I would eat my dinner, wash my fork—it takes two seconds—and put it back in the drawer; and it’s there the next night when I come home for dinner. Why would I need more than one fork?” At the time—when she first took office 13 years ago—it made sense to her. Today, Joyce runs an office that deals with the most violent crimes and the most desperate of criminals. Painfully, we’ve seen list after list that has St. Louis ranked as one of the most crimefilled cities in America. We rationalize and attempt to diffuse the statistics because we think they’re skewed. But Joyce thinks no matter how you look at the numbers, the crime rate in the city is something no one can ignore. “I’m deeply invested and love this city, and would encourage anyone to live here. But, in some areas, we do have what I consider an unacceptable level of crime. Crime is down, it has significantly declined in the past 10 years. However, from my perspective, it’s still way too high.” Joyce pushes a program called the Neighborhood Ownership Model. The program attempts to get citizens more involved in prosecutions. It’s hard for some of us who live in what we consider ‘safe’ neighborhoods to conceive, but Joyce says sometimes, charges won’t hold against suspects because the people most impacted by crime either won’t come forward to give statements to police or testify in court. “There are a lot of crimes where nobody saw anything; and we know people were right there and saw something. Still, they would say, No, I didn’t see anything.” She also is an advocate of setting up a specialized court that focuses solely on gun crimes: a court that would get dangerous, armed criminals off the streets sooner and keep them off longer, or intervene in the lives of those offenders who still can be reformed. Her office in the Carnahan Courthouse downtown looks like something straight out of a TV or movie set: dark hardwood with lots of framed documents, photos and official ordainments on the walls. This, after all, is the place where justice and punishment become very real. Joyce tries not to watch any of them, although

she confesses she has caught episodes of Breaking Bad and Law & Order. For the most part, though, she would rather see shows that don’t involve violence, “We have a hyper-focus on some of the most grim and sad subject matters in the city; and I believe to keep your perspective and balance in life, you can’t focus on the negative 24 hours a day,” she says. “So when I come home at night, I tend to not want to see a show where people are shooting each other because I just looked at that all day.” Joyce says she would rather watch something more like The Beverly Hillbillies. You have to admit time spent with Uncle Jed and Granny would be preferable to the reality that she has to deal with on a daily basis. She tells me child abuse and teen violence cases are two of the things that get to her the most. “Recently, I had one situation where one high school student shot another student

over nothing. It was stupid—it was over nothing!” her voice rings with passion. “So, I have one dead 17-year-old and another 17-year-old who is going to prison for the rest of his life. There is not one molecule of joy in that scenario. I take no joy in sending anybody to prison.” That’s why Joyce says she keeps working as hard as she does. There has been one big change in her life since she became circuit attorney: Seven years ago, she married retired Air Force colonel Kevin Corcoran, a widower with five children. At the time, two of the kids were still living at home, and all of them moved to her house in the city—an instant family. “I have to say that I have a fantastic family and a fantastic family life, and that makes me a better person all the way around.” Now, she even has two grandkids. And yes, that kitchen drawer is full of forks.

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Carole Lemen, a Community School teacher for more than 40 years, reads with students.

Smiley (’61) and world-renowned jazz musician Peter Martin (’82). Graduates are connecting with students in small groups, speaking about their careers, as well as what Community was like when they attended.

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EAD OF SCHOOL MATTHEW GOULD says the real magic of Community School is right in its name. “We provide a nurturing community for kids, where their personal development, confidence and poise, and ability to interact positively in a social environment, are supported.” The Ladue elementary school is celebrating a century of serving thousands of students with a rigorous academic approach, an emphasis on the arts, and a supportive social environment. Highlighting the year-long festivities will be visiting alumni, a black-tie gala and the construction of a new Centennial Arts Center. Among the 100 alums visiting the school this year will be Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane

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a whole is going. Most jobs that are going to be created in the future are going to be these scienceand technology-related careers. The whole purpose of going to high school is to prepare people for life beyond school.” The curriculum also is designed to show the inter-relation among the sciences, making lessons ‘click,’ according to physics teacher Dawn Johnson. “Something you might learn in physics would be applicable in chemistry, which would then be applicable in biology…I think [the students are] getting a really well-rounded education, and they seem to be enjoying it.” The program has been part of the school’s curriculum for the past few years, according to Spaunhorst, with a 10th- through 12th-grade

engineering program as the most recent upperschool addition. “It helps make science and math relevant,” she says. “This STEM-geared curriculum will help them learn, Oh, I learned this in math class, I get to use it in science and build it in engineering.” Spaunhorst explains this can help students who may have otherwise found the theories to be abstract. Whether or not students decide to pursue careers in STEM-related professions, the lessons learned in the program can have lasting benefits. “A lot of things they learn in STEM can apply to everyday life,” Johnson says. “It might be a bit of information they pull out later in life in a business meeting. Science is everywhere—it’s just how much you’re willing to see it.”

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n afternoon spent working with iPads, robots and 3-D printers may sound like the workday of a highly trained professional. But at Visitation Academy, it could just be fourth period. Visitation Academy offers an all-girls education for grades one through 12, all under a STEM—science, technology, engineering and math—curriculum. A co-ed Montessori program, with hints of the full STEM program intertwined, also is available for children ages 2 through 5. This means iPads hit the classroom during the toddler years and robotics training starts in first grade. In the upper school program, students begin with an introduction to computers and work up to courses like advanced physics. Sarah Spaunhorst, computer and engineering teacher at Visitation, says this education focus is important “because of the way our society as







BOO! In the spirit of Halloween, LN readers are showing off their photos from last year’s shenanigans. From princesses to superheroes, skeletons to puppy dogs, these festive cuties are certainly more treat than trick.

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A healthy diet and exercise are crucial to the health of a growing child. But another leg on the tripod of good health is proper sleep. Creating and maintaining a good sleep schedule is an important health issue for children. “If kids don’t go to sleep on time, they tend to wake up late and not be ready for bed on time the next night,” says Dr. Shalini Paruthi, a SLUCare sleep expert and pediatric sleep specialist at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. “Sleep deprivation also can cause them to lose focus and make more mistakes at school.” Parents know that babies need a lot of sleep and spend many hours slumbering, although most new parents wish their baby put more of those hours together at one time. As children grow, they require less sleep and begin to establish a more regular sleep schedule. Natural sleep patterns shift with age, which is why teenagers are more apt to stay up late and sleep in the next morning. However, consistency is important, and parents should help their teenagers avoid all-nighters. Continued on page 65

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NOVEMBER 9 Clayton Early Childhood Center—9 a.m to noon 1 Oak Knoll Park, claytonecc.org The College School—9 a.m to noon 7825 Big Bend Blvd., thecollegeschool.org The Wilson School—9 to 11 a.m 400 De Mun Ave., wilsonschool.com

NOVEMBER 10 Our Lady of the Pillar—11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 401 S. Lindbergh Blvd., olpillar.com St. Louis Priory School—Noon to 3 p.m. 500 S. Mason Road, stlprioryschool.org

NOVEMBER 13 Our Lady of the Pillar—9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 401 S. Lindbergh Blvd., olpillar.com

NOVEMBER 16 New City School—9 a.m. to noon 5209 Waterman Blvd., newcityschool.org Rohan Woods School—9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 1515 Bennett Ave., rohanwoods.org


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Community School—9 a.m. 900 Lay Road, communityschool.com

NOVEMBER 22 Kirk Day School—9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 12928 Ladue Road, kirkdayschool.org

JANUARY 26 St. Roch School—Noon to 2 p.m. 6040 Waterman Blvd., strochparish.com

JANUARY 29 Barat Academy—6 to 8 p.m. 17815 Wild Horse Creek Road, 636-300-5500, baratacademy.org

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LAURIE’S SHOES 9916 Manchester Road, 961-1642; St. Louis Galleria, 862-7463; Chesterfield Mall, 636-532-0017, Lauriesshoes.com From bow to toe, Laurie’s has your little lady covered. New Wee Ones lettered hair bows come in a variety of colors and letters, expressing your child’s individuality and style!

MELANIE’S 10277 Clayton Road, 993-0664, melanies-stlouis.com Fun and functional, this cotton diaper cover features ruffles and sweet embroidery. Optional monogramming is the perfect cherry on top—or bottom.


Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day Saturday, Nov. 9, at Imagination Toys. Enjoy a balloon artist, candy, crafts, games and more while supporting a neighborhood and independent retailer.

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It’s All Relative

Straub’s: One Snapshot at A Time By Paul Brown

Photo by Sarah Crowder


ack Straub and his son, Trip, are looking at the old snapshots that hang on the walls inside the Straub’s Markets office in Clayton. One picture shows a long row of telephone operators taking calls for home delivery service: All are wearing bulky black headsets with thick cords fitted over coiffed hairdos, their legs are crossed and they’re flashing big 1940s smiles. “That’s the hall they were sitting in right there,” the elder Straub points out. He looks at another picture of his grandfather, company founder William A. Straub, who started selling groceries in Webster Groves 112 years ago, three years prior to the World’s Fair. When Jack started working with his dad and grandfather 50 years ago, he remembers how William A. would stand at the front door and say hello to everyone who came in, “My granddad knew the names of all the customers.” Jack also remembers special days at Busch’s Grove and how his dad took what seemed like forever to sit down to eat because he had to talk to everyone in all of the other dining huts. As we walk through the store’s kitchen, workers are busy preparing meals, including the Straub’s legendary chicken salad—the same way they’ve been making it for generations. And through a swinging door, we are in the produce section where a charming spiral stairway sits in the middle. Years ago, the staircase was the centerpiece of the store’s restaurant. Back in the day, all the best stores had at least a lunch counter. Today, it stands as yet another reminder of the past. With its sleek curved design, it was a working post-war tribute to the oncoming age of modern American efficiency and practical style and elegance. And the more you look around, the more you realize this building really hasn’t changed much since the Straubs had it designed, built and opened in 1949. It seems to suit Jack and Trip just fine. The tiled walls are well-worn but still functional, and the offices are very modest—just the way the first two generations of the family wanted it. “My grandfather, his brother and my great-grandfather were a little more conservative. Perhaps they ran the business more as a lifestyle business, as opposed to trying to get as big as possible and earn as much as they could,” Trip explains as he sits down at his desk. “They enjoyed knowing the customers by name; and if you get too big, there comes a point when you can’t do that anymore.” Trip’s nickname is short for Triple. He’s

actually Jack William III, but that would be far too formal, even though he carries one of St. Louis’ household names. One of the pictures in his office hangs purposely in his direct line of sight, a reminder of his biggest business miscalculation: It’s a photo of him standing on top of a checkout counter with his arms spread wide inside the Straub’s store in Ellisville—yes, the same Straub’s store that was a huge flop, it closed almost before it opened. The store was 40,000 square feet, a modest size by most new supermarket standards, but it just didn’t fit the Straub’s image or the area. It was a tough lesson for Trip to swallow. “If you can’t admit mistakes, you’ve got problems; and if you can’t learn from your mistakes, you’ve got even more problems.” Trip says he learned a lot. They are back to the same four stores that helped establish the Straub’s name as a top-quality, service-oriented specialty grocer. Trip says the company is now back on track and headed toward its most profitable year ever. St. Louis is a family grocery town; Trip believes the three family-run chains may make the industry here unlike any other city in the nation. Schnucks, Dierbergs and Straub’s are the most prominent names, although Trip admits

they really aren’t even in the same league as their much-bigger rivals. Nonetheless, four generations of Straubs have helped shape the grocery landscape of the city, even if it’s been just one avocado or USDA Prime cut at a time. “Its phenomenal when you look at the history of family business—not even necessarily a grocery store, but a fourth generation of any business, are you kidding?” Trip notes. “In the grocery-store business, where the profit margin is razor-thin and there is competition on every corner, how have we survived?” Whether there’s going to be a fifth generation of the Straub family in the grocery business is a question that Trip still can’t answer. “I’ve got four children (a daughter and three sons), and the oldest is just a freshman in college. Will one of them or more end up here? I don’t know, but they aren’t going to be allowed to at first. They’ll go work somewhere else for two or three years, and then I’ll have to see if I can afford them!” he chuckles. Trip thinks having a place for the next generation is one of the best things about having a family business. They probably won’t have trouble finding space on the old tile walls to hang more snapshots.

A native St. Louisan, Brown is a lifelong journalist, and previously served as a broadcaster for KMOX and KTRS radios and ABC 30. His Paul Brown Media specializes in public and media relations.

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Talking Points

The Essence of A Great Elevator Speech By Fred Miller

Let’s refresh: A great elevator speech should: • Clearly articulate what you do, and if time allows, indicate your expertise. • Be succinct. • Have impact. Here is the back story, and a great example, of a non-elevator speech that does that extremely well: I once had a ’98 Ford Explorer with more than 150,000 miles on it. I needed brakes, and was looking for a mechanic I could trust not to push me into repairs I didn’t need. I sent requests to friends for recommendations. Danny’s name came up. He worked at a well-known, independent garage and moonlighted on the side. I gave him a call. I don’t know a lot about cars and asked him many questions about brakes and other carrelated repairs. After answering a few of them, Danny stopped me and in three short sentences, gave me one of the best non-elevator speeches I’ve ever heard: Fred, I went to Ranken Technical College (one of the top career technical training schools in the country). I’m ASE-certified (you, like me, have probably seen that logo in professional garages. It stands for Automotive Service Excellence). You’re in good hands. “Done!” I said to myself. With those few sentences, Danny had established his credibility with me as an expert. I was immediately very comfortable with the ‘opportunity’ to hire him to work on my car. My next words to Danny were, “Can we schedule this for Saturday morning?” We went on, for many months, to have a great relationship. I never questioned any part he bought or repair he made. I trusted the guy. My Elevator Speech What follows is my elevator speech. It is the culmination of much research, testing and tweaking. It is the one I deliver, when given the opportunity, in front of groups. It goes ‘from the ground floor to the top floor.’ Since it covers everything I want to tell a group, I refer to it as ‘The Ultimate Elevator Speech.’ Please read it and ‘hear’ my voice as you do. Kindly read it a second time and consider how it might look in your world. We’ll then take a look at each ‘floor’ and see how it was crafted. It’s about 37 seconds in length: Hello. My name is Fred Miller. I’m a speaker, a coach and an author. The title of my first book is, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! Businesses, individuals and organizations hire me because they want to improve their public speaking and presentation skills. They do that because they know speaking

opportunities are business, career and leadership opportunities. They also know we perceive really good speakers as experts! We like to work with experts. I show them how to develop, practice and deliver a knock-your-socks-off presentation with NO SWEAT! Now that you’ve read it, what do you think? My goal is that you know exactly what I do and my expertise for doing it. You can now make an educated decision: • ‘File’ for future use, if needed, for myself or to refer. • Refer to someone I could help. • Have a conversation with me to learn more for myself or people I know—you may decide to hire me. If my speech struck a chord with you, continue and tweak it to match your world.

Let’s Get Into the Elevator First Floor: Describe Who You Are Hello! My name is Fred Miller. That may be all someone wants to know about you—your name. Some people have names that are difficult to pronounce. If that happens, the name can become a distraction, keeping the recipient(s) focused on the person’s name. They might be trying to figure out spelling, derivation or ethnicity of it, and they’ll likely miss the next ‘floors.’ When the last name is one that falls into this category, use your first name for now when introducing yourself. If your first name is an odd or difficult one,

Fred Miller is a speaker, presentation coach and author of NO SWEAT Public Speaking! For more information, email him at Fred@NoSweatPublicSpeaking.com or visit NoSweatPublicSpeaking.com.


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investmentadvice By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

Acropolis Investment Management LLC David Ott Partner 14755 N. Outer Forty, 636-449-4900, acrinv.com

Maryville University, Mercy Celebrate New Partnership

Because interest rates are so low, many investors are seeking alternative ways to earn income from their portfolios. It is important to understand that higher yields are generally related to higher risks. As an investor, ensure you aren’t changing the risk-toreward profile of your portfolio in exchange for a little extra income.

Heise Advisory Group KEN HEISE, PRESIDENT, LORI HEISE, VP 12444 Powerscourt Drive, Suite 235, 909-1116, heiseadvisorygroup.com A national debt of more than $17 trillion presents a challenge for retirement planning. The debt ceiling, along with all of the other issues Congress faces, impacts your portfolio. Take action and make changes to create a defensive plan that can help preserve your assets and create an income you can never outlive. We offer complimentary consultations.

PNC Wealth Management Maurice Quiroga Executive VP, Managing Director 120 S. Central Ave., 898-1338, pnc.com/wealthsolutions Articulate goals and invest accordingly. Different goals might require different investment solutions. By understanding your investment purpose, you can better align your aims with your financial strategy. Meet regularly with your advisor to review your progress—think big picture, rather than expected returns, which can fluctuate with the market.

Tom Eschen, vice president of Institutional Advancement at Maryville University; Charles Gulas, dean of the Maryville College of Health Professions; Lynn Britton, Mercy president and CEO; Sister Mary Roch Rocklage; and Maryville President Mark Lombardi announce the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing on Oct. 10 at Maryville University.

Forty years ago, Maryville University and Mercy forged a partnership to ensure that the health care leaders of tomorrow received the best education possible. On Oct. 10, that dedication to excellence in education was strengthened. Thanks to a generous gift from Mercy, Maryville’s nursing program is now The Catherine McAuley School of Nursing, named after the founder of the Sisters of Mercy. The School, part of Maryville’s College of Health Professions, provides nursing education at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. The School will move into Myrtle E. and Earl E. Walker Hall, when the new 70,000 square foot building is completed in January 2015. Maryville salutes Mercy and all those who have contributed to the success of this partnership.


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By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

St. Louis Bank welcomes STEPHEN CALLOW as senior VP of commercial lending. Callow has 28 years of commercial banking experience.


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The Missouri History Museum announces JENNIFER NIEMAN as its new accounting manager. Nieman is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Saint Louis Society of Women Certified Public Accountants.

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TONY CHEN, RISHI DIWAN and ANGELA ODLUM have joined Armstrong Teasdale‘s financial and real estate services practice group. Medical esthetician MEGAN PASSIGLIA has joined Drs. Frank Simo and Scott Walen at Spaderma. Passiglia has seven years of advanced training in multiple laser procedures, pharmaceutical-grade skin care and chemical peels. The American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region has promoted MARY ANDERSON to regional disaster and program officer. She will oversee the entire cycle of emergency preparedness, response and recovery, as well as the support of disaster response volunteers.

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DOYT LADD has joined UMB Bank as senior VP, portfolio manager in private wealth management. Ladd brings 27 years of experience. Al Wertheimer, Elvis Presley, Chattanooga, 1956.

Enterprise Financial Services Corp. welcomes KEENE TURNER as executive VP and CFO. Turner has previously worked at National Penn Bancshares, Inc. and at Griffin Financial Group.

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The Home Builders’ Association (HBA) has awarded the 2013 Seldon Hale Career Achievement Award to PATRICK SULLIVAN, executive VP of HBA of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri. The award is the highest recognition Doyt Ladd awarded to one leader among the 750 associations in the national federation. DR. LARRY LEVENS recently graduated first in his class from Hannover Medical School in Germany. He is now the only orthodontist in the U.S. with two degrees in orthodontics, and the only orthodontist with a master’s degree in lingual (inside) orthodontics. Levens also Patrick Sullivan received the Volker Rummel Award for his research. The Ladue resident has maintained a private practice, Levens Orthodontics, since 1988.

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Defamation on Social Media

Think Twice, Speak Once

By Lisa Watson


ou went out to dinner and, to put it mildly, you did not have a good experience. What do you do? If you’re of a certain generation, your next move is probably to write a scathing review on Facebook or Twitter. Not so fast, though. “We’ve all complained about some service or provider of goods; but in the past, we didn’t complain publicly,” says Kenneth Newman, a partner at Spencer Fane Britt & Browne. “When you go to the Internet, you’re complaining publicly, and you’re entitled to do that within reason, but people tend to embellish.” And when embellishments turn into false statements, it opens you up to a case of libel, he adds. “People associate the Internet with anonymity. As a result, people are less measured in their comments. They feel like they have a wide open forum to say what they want to say, not realizing that the rules of libel and slander do apply.” Some of the easiest libel cases to litigate involve a business loss or other demonstrable economic loss, notes attorney Thomas SanFilippo, of Thomas SanFilippo & Associates. “If someone writes, So and so cheats customers, and it’s not true, and it’s on Facebook and other people see it, that’s a lock-tight libel case,” he says. “The punitive damages can get up there—it’s an expensive slip of the tongue for somebody venting off some steam.” Emotional distress, which also can be a cause for damages, is a much harder standard to prove, he notes. Bernard Gerdelman, an attorney at Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, recalls the old carpentry adage, Measure twice, cut once. “Now it’s think twice, speak once,” he says. “My advice is to be careful.” The laws about libel haven’t changed, even if the ability to ‘publish’ in a legal sense has become much more widespread through social media. “People don’t understand what publication means—it’s only making the statement or conveying the printed word to one other person who is not the victim or the purveyor,” he says, adding, “Another thing people don’t understand is if you print on Facebook or Twitter that someone is a jerk, that’s not libel. It’s a matter of opinion that can’t be proven or disproven.” Libel comes in when false information is published—online or in any other fixed medium—usually with the intent to harm. “I remember a case we handled about a year and a half ago, in which the husband published information about the wife during a divorce,” Gerdelman says. “He was doing it to try and make her look unfit for custody of the minor children, and was making false statements about her character on Facebook.” False statements, such as claiming that a spouse uses drugs or cheated, are common grounds for a libel case during a divorce. A libel case can be emotionally distressing for the victim if it gets to court, however, Gerdelman says. The best defense against libel is that the statement is true, so the defense will likely try to prove that. “They’re going to try and find any dirt that they can, to make the victim appear as a horrible person,” he says. Before it goes to court, though, the victim’s attorney would have the option of demanding a retraction.


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If you think you’ve been the victim of libel via the Internet, SanFilippo recommends getting a screen shot or documenting the incident, and contacting an attorney. “I’ve handled cases in which that was a factor, and I could use it as leverage against someone who was trying to frivolously sue my client. They had said all kinds of things on Facebook and my client got screenshots of it, and so did his friends. That’s evidence that it was disseminated to the public with an intent of malice.” Newman suggests that business owners who are worried about libel—and the ensuing economic loss—should consider a service that helps to electronically monitor online comments about the business, such as reputation.com. These services help businesses manage their online reputation and alert the owner when negative comments are posted. But no matter what steps you take, damming the flow of information on the Internet is a difficult task. As SanFilippo puts it, “You cannot get the toothpaste back in the tube.”

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The Social Scene

Be Careful Out There! By Richard Gavatin

Jay Leno says that there are few things he loves more than a stupid criminal. Unfortunately, there also are smart criminals. Our parents and grandparents couldn’t even dream of the cons we are susceptible to in the age of connectedness. Some examples of modern-day scams include the person whose car was broken into at the longterm parking at the airport. Using the information on the car’s registration in the glove compartment, the criminals drove the car to the owner’s home and robbed it. Lesson No. 1: Make sure to not leave the registration/insurance cards, nor the remote garagedoor opener, in your car. Another person had his car broken into while he was at a football game. Things stolen from the car included the garage-door opener, some money and the GPS on the dashboard. When the owners got home, they found their house ransacked and everything worth anything had been stolen. The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house, and used the garage remote control to enter the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house. They even brought a truck to empty the house of its contents. Lesson No. 2: If you have a GPS, don’t put your home address in it. Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to. One lady had her handbag stolen. In it, she had her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc. Twenty minutes later, when she called her husband from a pay phone to tell him what happened, he told her, ‘I received your text asking about our PIN number and I replied a little while ago.’ When the couple rushed to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text ‘hubby’ in the contact list and got hold of the PIN number. Within 20 minutes, he had withdrawn all the money from the victims’ bank account. Lesson No. 3: When sensitive info is being asked through texts, confirm by calling back. A lady who was grocery shopping at a local mall had left her purse sitting in the child seat of the cart while she reached for something off a shelf. Her wallet was stolen, and she reported it to the store personnel. After returning home, she received a phone call from mall security, reporting that they had her wallet; and that although there was no

money in it, it did still hold her personal papers. She immediately went to pick up her wallet, only to be told by mall security that they had not called her. By the time she returned home again, her house had been burglarized. By pretending to be mall security, the thieves knew that they could lure her out of her house long enough for them to burglarize it. Lesson No. 4: In such cases, get the caller’s name, and call the store directly to verify their identity. How to protect ourselves from unscrupulous swindlers and cheaters? Here are some tips: Beware of suspicious emails First of all, if you get an email that says: Discover how you can make BIG $$$ MONEY IN NO TIME, delete it immediately and place that address in your junk mailbox. By now, one would think that most people with common sense would know to do that. However, why do you think you keep on getting these types of emails? Because on some people, it works! There also are those emails that you get from friends that say: Check this out! It is amazing. Look at the address from which it was sent. Even if it has your friend’s name, it may not be his or her email address. This is spam—delete it! And do you still get unbelievable offers from the Nigerians? By now, everyone should know it’s an attempt to make you part with your money! Also, if you get an email with an attachment, be careful. Even it comes from a trusted source, pay attention to the extension of the attached file. So,

for instance, even if you get an official-looking email from your bank, be careful before you log in. Scammers design emails to look like bank and other financial institutions (they may even have the trusted company’s official logo!), and then lure you by having you click on innocent-looking links. Contact your bank via phone or go to their website and log in, rather than taking a chance. What the scammers want is for you to click on the link, and that may cause an ‘infection’ on your computer. Keep your anti-virus software up-to-date Make sure your computer has anti-virus software, and make sure it is up-to-date. There are, unfortunately, new viruses and malware all the time; and therefore, keeping an update version of your anti-virus software is essential. Keep your passwords safe One of the ways scammers get to online accounts is by hacking your computer; that is, they ‘guess’ your password. Never use simplistic passwords like ‘password’ (or your birth date or your dog’s name). Always write down your passwords on paper and keep it safe. There are password-generator programs that create unpronounceable codes that you can use for passwords. Write these down and keep a list. There are many more ways for dishonest people to scam you, and there are many more ways to protect yourself. In future articles, we will continue the discussion.

Longtime editor, writer and publisher Richard Gavatin is owner of IMS, Inc. (ims-stlouis.com), a computer consulting company that specializes in the support and customization of accounting software. He can be reached at richard@ims-stlouis.com.


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This November, St. Louis Rams EVP & COO, Kevin Demoff, and Moneta Group Principals, Diane Compardo and Ron Wienstroer, will lead the 2nd Annual Covenant House Missouri Sleep Out to raise money and awareness for children with endless potential but limited choices.

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St. Luke’s Healthy Woman Awards

The Right Way to Live


By Brittany Nay

s leaders of their households and in the community, women play a vital role in the health of those around them. Each year, St. Luke’s Hospital Healthy Woman Award celebrates women who not only stay active in improving their own health, but also inspire better health in others. Here, read more about what makes this year’s winners healthy role models.


Laurel Hecht Keeping fitness in the forefront of everyday life is second nature to Laurel Hecht. As the director of Chesterfield Athletic Club, she oversees workouts for all ages, including leading nine classes—from yoga to Zumba—each week. She helps kids stay active during summer camps at the club, while adults attend workout sessions before or after work, or during the day through teambuilding exercises for their businesses. Fitness not only is important for your physical wellbeing, but mentally, as well, Hecht notes. “Especially for women, it’s so hard to find balance in your life, between work, volunteering and family.” She advises setting aside 35 to 45 minutes each day to take a walk or do a fitness class. “Music is so important so you don’t get bored during workouts,” she adds. “Get out there, crank up the tunes and mentally reconnect.” Hecht also leads the club in hosting 5k runs for nonprofits, such as St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital to contribute to cancer research. She also participates in cycling events for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, as well as 5k and 10k runs that raise funds for colon and breast cancer research. “There’s not a day that goes by when I don’t think about being fit and well, and I love to help others do that, as well.” Lauren Wilmore Lauren Wilmore has danced her way to a healthy lifestyle—and inspired others to do the same along the way. As a dance teacher, a former Dance St. Louis employee and co-founder of St. Louis Dancing Classrooms, Wilmore is showing kids and adults how dance is an excellent workout for your body, mind and spirit. The Washington University graduate has led the St. Luke’s Spirit of Women’s Day of Dance each year since its inception. “One-thousand women attend that event,” Wilmore says, “and it is so much fun for me to imagine what kinds of dance would inspire, encourage and energize all of those women, and help them to see that dance can be a great way to

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get your heart pumping!” As a vegan, Wilmore also encourages others’ health by helping them to be aware of the foods they eat. “I love using social media to take people on my healthy vegan-eating journey with me, and I am proud to say that I’ve created many kale-chip addicts. How we eat is so important, as it affects how we look, feel and perform each day.” Upon winning the award, Wilmore says she feels encouraged and energized to be recognized as someone who inspires other women to be healthy. “This award makes me feel empowered to use my voice to loudly stand in solidarity with women as we walk through life seeking to be our own personal best for ourselves, our families and our communities!” Lucy Hey Lucy Hey always is on the move. And she loves encouraging others to do the same. A finance systems analyst at The Boeing Company for 29 years, Hey annually leads a team of co-workers in the company’s wellness program, Boeing On the Move. “If I can be additional motivation—to help people with ideas for quick, low-calorie recipes, or add workout ideas into your day—I feel good about being a part of that.” In today’s overscheduled society, women place too much stress on themselves, making it harder for their bodies to work and heal themselves, Hey explains. She recommends setting aside half a day each weekend to make a meal plan for the following week. “On Sundays, I make a main dish for dinner and morph that into two to three dinners for the week,” she says. Additionally, she prepares lunches and healthy snack packs. “Then you can grab and go, because nobody has the luxury of extra time.” Meal planning saves, time, calories and money, she notes. Hey also is involved with health-friendly fundraisers for organizations such as the American Heart Association. And she keeps moving throughout the year by training and participating in the Ballwin Race Series, such as the Ballwin Triathlon in July and the upcoming Midnight Howl 5k.

Each year, St. Luke’s Hospital Healthy Woman Award celebrates women who not only stay active in improving their own health, but also inspire better health in others. Susan Bruno Susan Bruno lives to do what she calls an ‘angel deed’ every day. Whether it’s helping strangers put groceries in their car or buying someone food at a convenience store, she always actively looks for ways to help others. “If you do it every day, it just becomes part of your personality and your habits,” she says. A financial advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors’ Clayton branch, a mother of three and an avid community volunteer, Bruno still makes time to reach out to those in need because it’s “the right way to live,” she notes. And being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2002 has not slowed her down. For the past 10 years, she has volunteered for various MS fundraisers, including Bike MS, where she rode more than 20 miles with her husband, Phil, on their tandem bike last year. And Bruno was certainly prepped for the ride— she takes an hour-long spinning class at 5:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. “Growing up in an Italian family, life revolves around food. And we didn’t know about exercise.” But today, being a healthy, positive example for women is a role she takes seriously. Bruno says she is humbled by the award, and excited about what other volunteer opportunities may come from being involved with St. Luke’s. “I had no idea I was being nominated. It was just really fantastic to know that someone was doing an angel deed for me.”

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"Doc, the spot on my body doesn’t hurt. I don’t feel anything. It doesn’t itch. It doesn’t feel (or get) irritated. Why should I worry?”

When patients offer these or similar statements, sometimes unbidden, they believe this is an unequivocal testament to benign behavior. They are WRONG. While many benign lesions cause no pain or irritation, dermatologists often identify numerous malignant lesions that also do not hurt, itch, bleed or otherwise “bother” the patient. In fact, skin cancer usually is asymptomatic, at least initially. Cancer’s only constant feature is evolution and difference from the prior state. Not everything brown is bad. Not everything small is safe. Not all skin changes are malignant. But all malignancy involves change. If you see something evolve over time, whether it is red, flat, raised, bleeding, sore, ulcerating, growing, or just changing color, size, or shape, regardless of color, ask for a checkup. Even if this spot does not otherwise bother you, avoid thinking the absence of pain, itching or similar symptoms is reassuring. It may not be, and the decision to seek medical attention could save your life.

Joseph A. Muccini, MD is a Board-certified dermatologist with more than 20 years of experience in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. He holds undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard and Columbia Universities, and underwent postgraduate medical training at Harvard hospitals Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women’s, Boston Children’s, Beth Israel, and Deaconess. He also completed an internship in general surgery, fellowship and residency in dermatology, and a fellowship in cosmetic surgery. Muccini is a member of the AAD, ASDS, AMA, Missouri Dermatological Society, and St. Louis Dermatological Society, where he has served as president.

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What are the signs of Sleep Apnea and can it be serious? The signs for sleep apnea can range from being very obvious to very subtle. Obvious symptoms can be snoring, a spouse or bed partner witnessing cessation in breathing or gasping for air while you sleep. Subtle signs include waking up frequently while you sleep, waking up tired after being in bed 7 hours or more, or waking up with a morning headache that resolves in about an hour. Some patients exhibit none of these signs and symptoms but are fatigued throughout the day and may have blood pressure that can not be controlled with medication. As a trained dental professional we see indicators with an oral exam such as teeth worn down from grinding, a scalloped tongue or a decreased airway opening. If you are a male with a BMI greater than 30, a neck circumference greater than 17 inches or are a female with a neck circumference greater than 15.5 inches, you have a 90% risk of having sleep apnea. Patients who have sleep apnea are at a significantly higher risk of heart disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke and diabetes. Sleep apnea can decrease life expectancy approximately 7 to 10 years than if sleep apnea were properly treated and managed. Treatment with an oral appliance is considered by our patients to be an easy solution.

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Dr. Postol earned his dental degree from UMKC, after earning his undergraduate degree at Creighton University. Dr. Postol is a Diplomate of The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and speaks nationally to other dentists on treating sleep apnea and snoring with oral appliances. He works closely with physicians at sleep disorders centers in the greater St. Louis area to coordinate and effectively manage patient care. 44

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Dr. Krikorian is the owner and Medical Director of New Look Vein & Aesthetic Center at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants. It is his main goal to offer only up-to-date, specialized vein care for his Missouri and Illinois patients. As a leading cardiologist in the Missouri area for the past 15 years, Dr. Krikorian has the experience and credentials to insure you receive top quality treatment.

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Early menopause occurs between the ages of 40 to 45, about 10 years earlier than the usual age of menopause. If a woman’s ovaries stop functioning prior to age 40, the condition is called premature ovarian failure (POF). Both conditions can be caused by surgical Andrea Stephens, MD removal of the ovaries, by autoimmune disorders or following chemotherapy or radiation for cancer. Other times the cause may simply be unknown. A woman may have family members who went through early menopause or POF. Early menopause and POF can both have significant implications for bone and heart health. Both can cause changes in cholesterol, making women more susceptible to heart attacks or stroke, and cause bone loss, putting women at a four to five time higher risk for osteoporosis than non-menopausal women their age. It is important to receive a thorough evaluation, including hormone levels, testing for other autoimmune diseases and monitoring cholesterol levels. Once diagnosed, a woman should work with her healthcare provider to manage hypertension, follow a heart healthy diet, manage weight and monitor bone density. Unlike with later onset of menopause, low-dose hormone therapy through age 50 is advised to minimize risks to heart and bone health, without the later-age increased risk of breast cancer.

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Orthopedic Surgery People often pose the question: How can I avoid injuries caused by over exertion or over use? Whether you use a personal trainer or exercise on your own; understanding how to prepare for physical activity and recognizing your body’s limitations is the key to avoiding an injury. Before you begin any physical exertion, be sure to stretch. A minimum of five to 10 minutes is required to warm up your muscles and should be repeated at the end of activity. When working with a trainer, make sure your program is tailored to your individual age and/or physique. Exercise programs are not one size fits all—tolerance varies with age and body builds. Tendinitis can occur when expectations exceed what the body is capable of supporting. If you are exercising on your own or involved in regular physical activity, the same rules apply. Stretch at the beginning and end of physical exertion, for at least five to 10 minutes and concentrate on a range of motions. In addition, use common sense and take into consideration the amount and type of exercise you, personally can handle. It is important to build endurance and strength slowly. For example, a person who has been running 1 mile a day cannot jump to 5 miles without a transition period. Overextending oneself is what leads to overuse and strain of muscles and/or tendons and injury.

Donald R. Bassman, M.D.

Donald R. Bassman, M.D., a third generation physician, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, knee and hip replacement surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Bassman is the orthopedic consultant for John Burroughs, Chaminade Prepatory, Villa Duchesne, Principia High School and Principia College. Dr. Bassman is a graduate of Washington University’s School of Medicine.


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HE EXCEPTIONAL CRAFTSMANship and luxurious details distinguish this French-country manse. Built by DeShetler, the home features a marble foyer that opens to a paneled library with fireplace and built-in bookcases. The master suite oozes opulence, with walk-in closets, a private deck, sitting room, shower spa and Jacuzzi. Envision spending the holidays in this beautiful French-country home as the star atop the tree sparkles beneath 14-foot coffered ceilings in the great room, while friends and family sip eggnog around the wet bar and stone fireplace. Creating the perfect holiday spread is easy, thanks to the state-of-the-art kitchen, with cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, Wolf appliances and a center island. The breakfast bar, adjoining breakfast room and butler’s pantry offer plenty of gathering space. And with a walk-out lower level complete with recreation room, media room, exercise room, office and guest suite and bath, guests can wait comfortably for the snowstorm to pass. The 2 acres of extensive landscaping include plenty of space for snowmen and snow angels, as well as a veranda, two decks, covered porch and 3-car garage.

A 5-bedroom, 6-full and 2-half bath home in Wildwood is listed for $1.995 million.

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Coldwell Banker Gundaker, one of St. Louis’ leading residential real estate brokerage companies, operates 20 offices with some 2,000 sales associates serving metropolitan St. Louis and east-central Missouri. Formed in 2001 with the merger of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (originally the Ira E. Berry Company, founded in 1939) and Gundaker Realtors (founded in 1968), which at the time of the merger ranked among the top 10 independent real estate companies in the U.S. The associates of the Ladue/Clayton office rank among the area’s most experienced real estate professionals with special expertise in the Ladue market and the central corridor. For more information, visit cbgundaker.com.





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Great Estates 9849 Manchester Road, 537-3564 Dress up your holiday table with this pair of fine-cut crystal French urns from a prominent St. Louis estate. Other one-of-a-kind items also available at Great Estates.

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TUES. & WED., NOV. 12 & 13, 2013 DAY 1 - TUES., NOVEMBER 12 @ 10:00 A.M. Sale to be held the Elks Lodge, 1101 E Veterans Memorial Pky, Warrenton, MO

Ted Wight Ted Wight has a fervor and talent for real estate. Born and raised in Ladue, Wight entered the real estate industry 10 years ago. Experience in a corporate setting and his master of business administration degree from Washington University give him an edge when it comes to marketing. Wight specializes in contemporary, Mid-Century and “architecturally interesting homes,” and his passion spans beyond his business card. He currently resides in a home designed and owned by famed St. Louis architect William Bernoudy. Wight also recently sold a Bernoudy home in Town & Country, as well as the Rockcliffe Mansion in Hannibal, Mo.

AUDRAIN, MONTGOMERY AND MONROE COUNTIES! Checkout this beautiful home included in this auction!

Many St. Louisans know Wight from his blog, StLouisStyleBlog.com, where he writes about local properties, restaurants and social events. “People who are moving in from out of town will find me on my blog and discover that I am someone they can connect with and will point them in the right direction,” Wight says. “They realize I share their same interests.” The St. Louis Board of Realtors has listed Wight in the top 10 realtors for sales in 2013.


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Experience a taste of Southern elegance inspired by Louisiana’s Oak Alley Plantation. Each room in this 14-acre equestrian estate features distinguished millwork, exquisite ceiling detail, arches and 12-foot ceilings. The curving cantilevered staircase in the 2-story marble entry hints at the craftsmanship throughout. Four upstairs bedroom suites provide breathtaking views with French doors opening to verandas, while the cherry-paneled library provides a warm respite after a long day. The carriage house, with a 4-car garage and roughed-in apartment above, would make for a great studio space or mother-in-law suite. $3.35 million.

The home is situated on approximately 5 acres with a beautiful country setting! There will be an additional 450 acres of land sold after the home allowing the buyer of the home to purchase additional land if they like. The surrounding land consists of productive farmland, improved pastureland, a beautiful stocked lake, wooded recreational acreage and more!

This property is located approximately 7 miles north of Jonesburg, MO or approximately 45 minutes west of St. Charles, MO! The remaining 2200 acres is located north & west of the Jonesburg Farm in Monroe & Audrain Counties (www.sullivanauctioneers.com for details).

DAY 2 - WED., NOVEMBER 13 @ 9:00 A.M. Sale to be held at the farm: 38 Wildeye Lane, High Hill, MO



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holidaymust-haves By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers 101 S. Hanley Road, Building Lobby, 863-8820, heffern.com From Oscar Heyman, an exquisite pair of diamond earrings feature more than 3 carats each of yellow and white diamonds, set in platinum and yellow gold.

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Add some sparkle to your holidays! Introducing the newest line at Cat’s Meow: Sorrelli Jewelry, featuring handcrafted pieces with semi-precious stones and high-quality Austrian crystals.

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The perfect holiday calls for the perfect pair of cowgirl boots, like this black patent pair from Old Gringo. Or lasso up another of the more than 25 other styles Giddyup Jane stocks. $470


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Ivy Hill 8835 Ladue Road, 721-7004, 304 N. Euclid Ave., 367-7004, ivyhillboutique.com Don’t leave home this fall without your embellished cuff by local designer Kate Pollmann. $90

MACS Designs 9823 Clayton Road, 991-3337 These khaki animal-skin DL 1961 Emma jeans look glamorous dressed up or down. These super-skinny, ultra-chic, denim and faux-leather jeans never bag or sag, making them perfect for a night on the town.


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Pace Farias Collections Plaza Frontenac, 983-0781, pacefariascollections.com Available exclusively in the U.S. at Pace Farias Collections, this hand-woven lapis lazuli necklace by a Milan jewelry designer will add a touch of exotic elegance to your wardrobe. $600

Dazzle the woman in your life with these gorgeous earrings. It’s hard to tell which will shine more—the canary yellow stones set in 18 karat gold overlay setting, or her smile when she sees them. $88

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Summa Jewelers 115 W. Argonne Drive, 965-0046, summajewelers.com Little boxes make the biggest impact— make her holiday season one to remember with this beautiful, 14-karat white-gold ring with a 2.46 carat, oval blue sapphire surrounded with diamonds.

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Diversions Rediscovering


by Lisa Watson

Q&A with Gwen Moore of the Missouri History Museum

Why is 1968 in particular such an interesting year to feature? The ’60s were a pretty turbulent decade known for demonstrations and protests. In 1968, it reached its pinnacle. We saw more grassroots activism than ever before, whether it be in the civil rights or black power movements, the women’s movement with the rise of the new-wave feminists, the American Indian movement, the poor people’s movement, anti-war movement and student movement. There also were two tragic events that happened in 1968: the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in April and of Bobby Kennedy in June. There was a lot of turmoil and angst after King was killed, with rioting in more than 100 cities. The exhibit mixes all elements of society—from politics and protests to pop culture. Was that intentional? We usually do think of 1968 as an era of a lot of protests, but there also was a vibrant popular culture. It’s not just all the Democratic National Convention and police riots. Locally, the Cardinals were in the World Series, and the dedication of the Arch happened in 1968, but there also was some silliness. Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, for example, were known as the clowns of the protest movement. They were always trying to inject something lighthearted into their protest. So


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we’re not just examining the serious side, but the fun side, as well. No exhibit can cover everything, but this one does a good job of combining it all. What are some of the highlights? The exhibit starts off talking about Vietnam, with a Huey helicopter in a living room setting, highlighting that fact that for the first time, television brought the war into people’s living rooms. It changed the way people looked at war. It also ends with the power of TV with a replica of Apollo 8. That was a sign of hope and renewal—people saw that we were accomplishing something that had never been done before. It really runs the gamut of emotions. Another thing I like about the exhibit is the lounges—areas where you can sit down in 1960sera furniture and watch Cronkite talk on TV about his doubts about the war. Some even have bean bag chairs—I don’t know how anyone got up from them, but you can sit on them. Being able to sit on the furniture and see what people were seeing, you can almost feel what it was like to be living at that particular moment in time. What is your favorite part of the exhibit? I don’t know if I could pick a favorite, but there are certain things that affect you. On the serious side, seeing Martin Luther King and the last speech he gave before he was assassinated was quite powerful to me. On the fun side, there’s a music quiz. Seeing Jimi Hendrix in his boots and his jacket tugs at you in different ways, and brings a smile to your face. That’s what’s interesting about this particular exhibit: the broad appeal. I can’t imagine anybody going into this exhibit and not finding something they can connect to. I don’t care if you lived in 1968 or were born after 1968, you’ll find something appeals to you. Everybody knows about Martin Luther King’s assassination, but the exhibit does tell you things you didn’t know that you maybe thought you knew. King was

controversial—he wasn’t universally loved. We love him in death and memorialize him; but during his life, he got a lot of criticism from both blacks and whites—people who thought that his day was over. Today we all claim him and his message, but this puts us in context. And in history, context is everything. What kind of feedback are you getting from visitors? One gentleman who walked through said, I never thought of myself being a part of history, but you’re talking about the Baby Boom generation. A lot of people experiencing it get nostalgic, especially at the music quiz and the fun parts of the exhibit. It brings back memories of what they were doing in 1968. And with things like the Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy assassinations, people can always say what they were doing on that day and talk about their own experience.


Whether you lived through it, or it was before your time, everyone has their own ideas about the 1960s. The Missouri History Museum currently is hosting The 1968 Exhibit, which brings visitors through a tumultuous year that saw protests against the Vietnam War and the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., but also a revolution in pop culture with the likes of Laugh-In, and the emergence of denim and tie-dyed T-shirts. The exhibit originated at the Minnesota History Center, and is on display locally through Jan. 5. We spoke with Gwen Moore, Missouri History Museum’s in-house curator for the exhibit, about what makes The 1968 Exhibit so groovy.



Practical with A Punch JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO DRIVE CARPOOL or shlep around a bunch of kids doesn’t mean you can’t have a vehicle that is sporty, attractive and fun to drive. While many of the most beautiful car designs involve two-door coupes, adding rear doors no longer means driving a boring box. To wit, check out the Volkswagen CC, a very stylish German sedan that clearly drew inspiration from the beautiful Mercedes CLS, but offers similar styling and impressive performance in a package that costs about a third as much as the Mercedes. The greatly sloped front and rear windows, combined with a high belt line and relatively short side windows create a sleek, stylish, almost ‘chopped’ appearance to the CC, and it works. Add in bi-xenon headlights and LED taillights, and this is one slick, modern-looking vehicle. The only downside is that you have to watch your head when entering or exiting the vehicle, especially the rear seat, due to the low roofline. Once you enter the CC, however, you are treated to a typically excellent VW interior with all the expected modern amenities, including available leather heated front seats, dual automatic climate control, automatic headlights, a large touch-screen interface for audio and navigation controls and video display for the back-up camera. Ventilation controls are three-rotaryknob simple. The new CC seats five, but the middle rear seat passenger better be skinny; and due to the sloping rear roof line, really tall people should probably sit up front. Rear-seat passengers enjoy their own air vents and a modicum of bolstering. If you don’t have rear-seat passengers, you can fold the seats down 40/60 to expand the already very generous trunk space. Fortunately, performance matches exterior good looks with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine good for 200 horsepower that go to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual (in the sport model) or 6-speed DSG automatic with manual mode. With the automatic, gas mileage is 22 city, 31 highway. A 3.6-liter, 280 horsepower V-6 with available allwheel-drive also is


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offered. Handling is good with a firm Teutonic feel, which combined with brisk acceleration and good brakes, creates a fun-to-drive vehicle. According to Chuck Thompson, new car Internet manager at Bommarito VW, “The CC is a marvelous driving car, which is designed to be very sporty with a unique, eye-catching design.” Prices for the CC range from about $30,000 to $40,000. Another sporty, fun-to-drive sedan is the Nissan Maxima. The Maxima was designed to be a sports car that just happens to have four doors. Its powerful V-6 engine, flared fenders and 19-inch wheels let you know that this car is first and foremost about driving. That message is further conveyed by the sporty interior, which boasts highly bolstered front seats, well-bolstered outboard rear seats, paddle shifters, a thick, leather-wrapped steering wheel and a 6600 RPM redline tachometer. The interior also offers a number of nice luxury features, such as a heated steering wheel, heated seats, a cooled driver’s seat (that works remarkably well), electrically

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adjustable tilt and telescoping steering wheel, navigation, a sunroof over the front and back seats, dual automatic climate control, and a large 7-inch display monitor that also functions as a screen for the back-up camera. Hard buttons and knobs for the radio and ventilation controls make comfort and entertainment easy. The trunk is very large, but folding rear seats only are available in the base model. The 290 horsepower V-6 engine pumps out lots of raw power to the front wheels. A firm sport-tuned but comfortable suspension keeps the Maxima flat in hard-cornering, which combined with good brakes and nice, tight responsive steering, makes for very sporty performance. The only miss is the CVT transmission that seems to hesitate before applying power compared to a conventional geared automatic transmission, and thus seems to sap some of the engine’s prodigious power. Unfortunately, no manual transmission is available. Fuel economy is 19 city, 26 highway. Overall, the Maxima has a very premium feel to it. It’s like getting an Infiniti at a Nissan price. Steve Colesworthy, general sales manager at Bommarito Nissan says, “The Maxima has a special feel to it. It’s very solid, like it’s carved out of one piece of material. It offers sports-car handling with a firm, yet comfortable ride.” Prices for the Maxima range between $32,000 and $40,000.

Robert Paster (robertpaster.com) also is an attorney in private practice, concentrating in estate planning and probate.

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Golf Grapevine BY WARREN MAYES

Alex Cusumano

Port Wins Ellen Port has successfully defended her Senior Women’s Amateur title for her sixth U.S. Golf Association victory. The 52-year-old Port, a high school teacher and girls golf coach at John Burroughs, beat 50-year-old Susan Cohn of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 3 and 2 at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. Typically humble, Port is not making a big deal out of her win. “Well, it means that I outlasted 135 really good golfers; and—as I’ve reacquainted


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myself with some of my professional friends who played on the LPGA Tour—that to win, to play nine matches, to play a lot of rounds and still be standing at the end and then go ahead and seal the deal, it is just a great feeling,” Port says. “All the work that you put in over the years—I can think of some of the sand shots I hit and how well I played out of the sand this week—and it is a very rewarding feeling. It’s a very fulfilling feeling, and I’m honored to be a USGA champion.” Cusumano Playing Well Loyola University Chicago senior Alex Cusumano is winning league golf awards with his solid play this fall. The Westminster Christian Academy grad has twice been honored by the Missouri Valley Conference as its Golfer of the Week. “Alex has carried his strong play from the summer right into the fall college season,” says Kyle Stefan, Loyola’s director of golf. “It’s clear that he has put in the work and that’s evident in his results right now. The depth of talent in the Missouri Valley is impressive. The starters in this league are highly skilled and seasoned just like Alex, but he has really stood out this first month.” Cusumano, the team captain, leads the Ramblers with a 72.9 stroke average through 10 rounds this season. Stefan, in his first year as the coach at Loyola, sees much to admire in Cusumano this fall. “The thing I like most about Alex is that he is a fierce competitor,” Stefan says. “His game is simple and consistent, he can shape shots and control his trajectories, and he really thinks his Continued on page 65

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ONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER TO two of St. Louis’ finest ambassadors for the great game of golf: Thomas O’Toole Jr. and the incomparable Ellen Port. O’Toole has been put up by the nominating committee of the United States Golf Association to serve a one-year term as its president. The election of officers and the 15-member USGA executive committee will take place Feb. 8 at its annual meeting at Pinehurst in North Carolina. As president, O’Toole, 56, will lead the USGA’s 300-plus professional staffers and some 1,200 volunteers who serve on more than 30 committees. “I am truly honored and deeply humbled to have been nominated as the next president of the USGA,” O’Toole says. “It has been my privilege to serve the organization for 25 years as a rules official at the U.S. Open and other USGA championships.” O’Toole is a partner in the law firm of Mickes Goldman O’Toole, and chairs the firm’s business and corporate group. He received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Saint Louis University.


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unreliable, secondhand gossip from around the world* CHARLIE HUNNAM

The British actor who was cast in the coveted role of sexual dominant Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey has walked off the project. While industry insiders suspect reasons ranging from prior contractual obligations to concerns over the impact the film would have on his career, no one seems to know the real reason the actor walked away from what some are estimating to be an eight-figure paycheck. He does realize he’s the one doing the flogging, right?

KANYE AND KIM In the ongoing made-for-TV drama that is their relationship, the pair has hit yet another stumbling block: plastic surgery. Kim is a fan, Kanye is not. The rapper lost his mother in a routine cosmetic surgery procedure, so he is understandably vitriolic. Kim, on the other hand, is unhappy with her post-baby body and is eager to move the process along with liposuction and a tummy tuck. If only, if only, there were some other way for a woman to slim down and get in shape after giving birth…

GWEN STEFANI The No Doubt singer came to an event last week sporting Hollywood’s hottest accessory: a baby bump. While no official announcement has been made, it appears Stefani and husband of 11 years, musician Gavin Rossdale, will be adding to their brood. The couple has two sons: Kingston, 7, and Zuma, 5. OK, hold it right there. Let me see if I have this right: Two celebrities in a stable, long-term relationship with two children are making news because they are having another baby? Well, it seems rock stars can still shock us, after all.

MILEY CYRUS After a barrage of negative press and allegations of drug use and promiscuity, the recently single pop star is swearing off men for a year. Let me be among the first to say, Good for you Miley. Lock it down. Now, if we can just get her to swear off music, we’d really be getting somewhere. * So don’t quote me BY DEBBIE BALDWIN

November Movie Preview THE ELEVENTH MONTH ALSO IS THE ELEVenth hour for award consideration. While one would think an Oscar-caliber movie would stay with a viewer, contenders seem to want their film fresh in voters’ minds. So with a few brain breaks for popcorn premieres, November should prove to be a heady cinematic month. November 1 Dallas Buyers Club Philadelphia meets Erin Brokovich M a t t h ew Mc C o n a u g h ey s ta rs a s Ro n Woodroof, a Texas electrician who is diagnosed with AIDS in 1986. He is subsequently outraged by the lack of availability of experimental treatments for terminal patients and fights to make unapproved drugs accessible.

Ender’s Game The Last Star Fighter meets The Hunger Games The gold mine that is teen fantasy drama continues to produce. This time, in a futuristic world, Earth’s dwindling elders must prepare the planet’s youngest survivors to fight a daunting race of invading aliens. Ben Kingsley and Harrison Ford star, so the script must really be good—either that or both men must really want a beach house.

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TANGENTIAL THINKER bent on plunging the universe into darkness. Chris Hemsworth is shirtless for 123 minutes. Enjoy. About Time The Time Machine meets Groundhog Day A young man discovers he has the ability to time-travel and uses his power to create the perfect meeting, first date and relationship. As he proceeds through his well-crafted life, he slowly discovers that time doesn’t control fate.

The Book Thief Schindler’s List meets Stand by Me A young girl witnesses the horrors of Nazi Germany during World War II. While her foster parents harbor a Jewish refugee under their stairs, Liesel steals books marked for burning and teaches herself to read.

Last Vegas The Hangover meets Cocoon Four lifelong friends take a weekend bachelor trip to Las Vegas and discover times have changed in Sin City. But how often do we get four, yes four, Academy-Award winners—Kevin Kline, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas—sharing the screen?

November 15 The Wolf of Wall Street Greed meets Boogie Nights Based on the memoir of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, the film documents the widespread decadence, greed and corruption of 1990s Wall Street. Leonardo DiCaprio stars in what should prove to be an indulgent and disturbing look back.

November 8 Thor: The Dark World Clash of the Titans meets 2012 In the wake of the massive impact of Thor’s last visit to Earth with the mighty avengers (that’s true from a box-office perspective, as well), Thor returns to reunite with his love, Jane, and battle a demonic and nearly omnipotent foe

November 22 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Lord of the Flies meets The Patriot When we last left Katniss, she had won the hunger games competition and was basking in her victory. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing and revolution is afoot as the masses become increasingly disgruntled with their circumstances.

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Escape Plan



RATING: 7 out of 10



LMOST EVERY REVIEW OF THIS film describes it as a rehashing of ‘80s action movies. Frankly, that is precisely what sent me running to the box office. After the abysmal summer of blockbusters, maybe Hollywood needs a refresher course. If anything isn’t reinventing the wheel, it’s this genre. I’m easy to please. Give me a respectable plot, some good explosions and a clever quip, and I’m happy. Well, if there is a school for action movies, Stallone and Schwarzenegger should teach the master class. Ray Breslin (Stallone) is an escape artist—a prison escape artist. After his family was murdered by an escaped convict, Breslin has made it his career and his life’s mission to make sure that prisons are inescapable. When the CIA hires him to break out of its latest facility, things go very wrong. Breslin is being set up, and without his usual safety nets, he must rely on his own knowledge and instincts—or face a life on cell block C. He quickly bonds with a German terror suspect Emil Rottmayer (schwarzenegger), and together they plan their escape from the futuristic fortress strictly monitored by Warden Hobbes (Jim Caviezel). Good guys are bad, bad guys are good, up is down, right is wrong. Well, you get the idea. Both men have some miles on them, and with age comes experience. This film doesn’t try to be anything more than what it is. What it does try to do is be a fun, engaging classic action movie with a few unexpected twists. And guess what: It succeeds. It’s not great art, but it’s great fun.



T SEEMS OSCAR IS TAKING a nap this week, so it might be a good time to hit the couch with a good download. Here are the new releases and top rentals:

World War Z The one and only big action hit of the summer: Brad Pitt stars as a skilled civilian fighting the zombie apocalypse. It’s just a really good movie.

The four young candidates—genial Chet from Harlem, cocky W.W. from Chicago, proud Oscar from Iowa and the fun-loving J. Allen from the West Indies—learn about each other, as well as the formidable obstacles that confront them both at home and abroad along the way.

HIGHLIGHTS: Co-writer Ricardo Kahn drew inspiration from an old photo of Tuskegee Airmen that he saw on a friend’s wall. He and Trey Ellis penned their tribute to the pilots, who established an unprecedented record of flying 200 of 205 bomber escort missions without the loss of a single bomber to enemy aircraft. Ellis and Kahn set the opening of their play in 2009 at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, who invited the surviving Tuskegee Airmen to the historic ceremony. It’s a poignant beginning to a memorable drama that offers a stirring, absorbing and fascinating look at the men who helped pave the way for more equitable treatment of African-Americans in the decades to follow. There’s a character known as the Tap Griot, a modern variation on the traditional storytellers and oral historians of the Mali Empire in West Africa. Here, the Tap Griot acts out the varied emotions experienced by the pilot candidates that cannot be expressed in their repressed, racist environment. ‘Tap Improvogapher’ Omar Edwards uses his considerable terpsichorean skills to animate the Airmen’s reactions to the highs and lows they experience.

VENUE: Browning Mainstage, Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road DATES: Through Nov. 10 TICKETS: $20-$76; 968-4925 or repstl.org RATING: A 5 on a scale of 1-to-5. More reviews on laduenews. com.

David Pegram anchors the show as the quietly confident Chet. Terrell Donnell Sledge endears himself as J. Allen; while Will Cobbs offers a strong portrayal of Oscar, who is determined to honor his race with his achievements.

The Great Gatsby This latest incarnation of the Fitzgerald novel will either be on your top 10 list or your hit list. Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan star. This film definitely benefits from the big screen as the bigbudget glamor masks much of the script’s flaws. This is the End This apocalypse comedy is lurid and lowbrow and pedestrian. It also is extremely funny. Seth Rogan and Jonah Hill play themselves. They become trapped at a celebrity party as the world collapses outside. Continued on page 65


Four candidates for the 332nd Fighter Group, better known as the Tuskegee Airmen, meet at the military school in Tuskegee, Ala., where they train to become fighter pilots during World War II. These candidates, though, are black, and the challenge to earn their stripes in flight school is exacerbated with racism, both blatant and subtle, throughout their training.

COMPANY: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

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Eddie R. Brown III successfully walks a difficult tightrope in the role of W.W., a man who is chosen by the bigoted flight school teacher as team leader precisely because he appears and acts like a clown. There’s more to W.W. than meets the eye, however, which Brown uncovers in a carefully calibrated portrayal.


The Internship Perennial favorites Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn star as low-tech, out-ofwork men who take unpaid internships at Google. Technologically inept, socially adept 40-something men in a world of socially awkward whiz kids. It’s worth a rental, if not a trip to the cinema.




Eleven Eleven Mississippi is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and during the first 11 days of November, a variety of activities and giveaways are planned, including $10 weekday lunch specials. Also, couples celebrating their 10-year anniversaries will receive a $10 gift certificate, and special prizes will be handed out randomly during service. Owners PAUL and WENDY HAMILTON have chosen Operation Food Search, St. Louis Effort for AIDS, Stray Rescue of St. Louis and the local Alzheimer’s Association to receive a portion of the proceeds from the celebration. Speaking of Operation Food Search, the organization has launched Operation Philanthro-PIE (now through Nov. 14). Pumpkin, pecan and apple pies baked by River City Casino executive chef JOHN JOHNSON and his culinary team can be ordered at OperationFoodSearch.org for pick-up the day before Thanksgiving. Pies are $20 to $25, and proceeds will help OFS provide a Thanksgiving feast for a family of four. Gamlin Whiskey House, the latest from brothers LUCAS and DEREK GAMLIN of the Gamlin Restaurant Group, has officially opened its doors at 236 N. Euclid Ave. in the CWE. The space was the former location of Liluma. St. Louis Food Hub has announced it will open Fields Foods, a full-service grocery store, at 1500 Lafayette Ave. in the Lafayette Square neighborhood early next year. In addition to local fare, Fields Foods will have a large selection of gluten-free, organic and non-genetically modified foods. The 37,000-square-foot building will feature extensive retail space, a wine and beer bar, and specialized sections for seafood, cheeses, meats and prepared foods. Opening is slated for January.

Sugarfire Smokehouse

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ST. LOUIS HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN FOR ITS barbecue; and in recent years, the area has been fortunate enough to see a number of world-class barbecue joints set up shop and bolster this reputation. This trend continues with Sugarfire Smokehouse, which opened in Olivette earlier this year. The restaurant is a collaboration between chef Mike Johnson, who has worked at Boogaloo and Cyrano’s, and Cyrano’s own dessert maven, Carolyn Downs. The space is eclectic and fun with plenty of funky touches, like the old refrigerator that now does duty as a liquor cabinet. But while the room is great, the food definitely takes center stage. As expected at any fine BBQ establishment, smoked meats are king at Sugarfire, with brisket, pulled pork, turkey breast, ribs and sausage on the menu to choose from. Many of these are available in a variety of serving sizes, including full meals and sandwiches. What we especially liked, though, was that each also was offered in a small 4-ounce serving for $4, allowing customers to taste their way through all of Sugarfire’s offerings, which we did with much gusto! While the standards like the pulled pork and the ribs were expertly cooked—the ribs fell away from the bone with just the slightest coaxing—what really stood out from this delicious group was the turkey breast. Sometimes, it seems that BBQ places give little attention to turkey and chicken. The result often is overcooked, dry and flavorless fowl. But the turkey at Sugarfire was juicy and tender, and was held to the same standard as the rest of their meats. The sausage was a nice surprise, as well,

with a bit of pepper and cheese in the mix. Sauces were served on the side (as they should be!), and again it was clear that much care went into these. The menu lists the condiments as house-made, and it shows. The house sauce was sweet, but not cloying, with none of the corn syrup flavor and viscosity present in many commercial versions. We also tried the spicy, mustard and vinegar, white and coffee sauces. We were unsure about the coffee sauce at first, since coffee can easily overwhelm when used in this way. But Sugarfire’s coffee sauce actually is quite subtle, with the coffee lending just a little bit of smokiness and depth. It made for a fine addition to all of the meats we sampled. If all of that fine meat doesn’t warrant a visit, all of the desserts are, courtesy of Carolyn Downs. We highly recommend saving room for a slice of pie ($5). We like the pecan, but key lime, apple, crack pie, Mississippi Mud pie and seasonal versions also are available. Another aspect of the menu that sets Sugarfire apart from similar establishments is the unique array of sandwiches, like the Smoked Portobello ($7) and the PBLT ($7), which has pimento cheese, along with bacon, lettuce and tomato. We got a sample of the pimento cheese on the side, and it was tangy and creamy and delicious all by itself. We didn’t have any room after our feast, but next time around, we’re definitely giving these a try!

9200 Olive Blvd., 997-2301, sugarfiresmokehouse.com

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Red October:

Fall in Love with American Red Wines BY STANLEY BROWNE, CS, CSW


T’S FALL AND THERE’S A CHILL IN THE AIR. And in St. Louis, it’s Red October. I don’t know about you, but I’m craving red wine. Let’s explore red grape varietals and their wines from the U.S., from Washington State in the north to Santa Barbara in the south. Washington State Since it lies on the east side of the Cascades, it can get very arid, with very little rainfall. Thus, irrigation plays an important role in developing the grapes. Being farther north, the state enjoys two additional hours of sunlight (compared to California), which allows for greater ripening. Full richness and big concentration can produce earthy wines, great for those big reds like cabernet sauvignon, syrah and yes, merlot (these are some of the biggest and better merlots.) Washington also is known for its blends taking after Bordeaux. The reds often exhibit lush texture with very concentrated berry flavors reminiscent of the wild fruit found in the Pacific Northwest such as blackberries, dark cherries and boysenberries. The state is often described as combining New-World fruit with Old-World style. Oregon In Oregon, the wineries are situated on the west side of the Cascades where it gets rainfall mostly in the spring and fall. The soils, the weather and the gentle, sunny slopes in Oregon enable wine grapes to ripen slowly during the summer and fall and to develop exquisite flavors. Vintage plays a big role here. With the fall rains, when to pick is crucial. Oregon’s standout is pinot noir, which put the wine region on the global wine map. As you travel south, the climate gets warmer and grapes more suited are grown: merlot, cabernet, syrah, etc. The Rouge Valley lies just 10 miles from California. Also in the very north, 3 AVAs straddle with Washington State: Walla Walla, Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley. The growth of wineries in the Northwest has been huge in the last 20 years. Many an experienced Californian winemaker has moved north to plant their roots (vines). Oregon is the same latitude as Burgundy, France, and—being farther north than Napa—has a generally cooler climate, which will help with acidity (what helps wine age/balance). California Mendocino/Lake County: This region is

known for good quality and value. Twentyfive percent of the vineyards in Mendocino are organically farmed. The main grapes are the usual suspects: cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah, as well as a smaller planting of so-called ‘Cal-Itals’ like barbera, dolcetto and nebbiolo. The quality of these Cal-Itals has gotten much better and they display a more New-World influence, though not having quite the higher acidity levels of their home-country wines. Sonoma: Coastal influences help produce stunning pinot noir from areas like Russian River and Sonoma Coast. Farther inland is better suited to warm climate varietals such as cabernet sauvignon in Knight’s Valley, and zinfandel in Dry Creek Valley. Napa: This a warmer region and more suited to the big, robust reds such as cabernet sauvignon. Grown up and down Napa, cabernet sauvignon shows many different nuances. The southernend, Oakville, is influenced by San Pablo Bay, giving its cab a lush, soft quality. The northern end, in Calistoga, has more earthy notes. Napa also is known for merlot and zinfandel. Lodi and Sierra Foothills: Heading east, going inland, it is hotter and well-suited to zinfandel (Lodi claims it is the zinfandel capital of the world), cabernet sauvignon and syrah. Monterey: Blessed with good sunshine, coastal influences and a long growing season, Monterey produces fruit-forward, elegant pinot noir in the northern end. Toward the south of Monterey, more Bordeaux varietals such as cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc find success. Santa Barbara: Moving farther down the Central Coast, the production of pinot noir continues to prove quality. It is known, by some, as the ‘promised land’ for pinot because of the cool mornings and ideal conditions in terroir. As you get into some of the warmer areas of Santa Barbara, Rhône-style varietals such as syrah and grenache do very well. The success of these grapes in 1980 led to the association called the ‘Rhône Rangers,’ an educational group dedicated to American-grown Rhone grape varieties. Ready for a glass of red wine? With so many great options produced here is the U.S., what better way

is there to welcome fall and celebrate Red October? Tasting Tip: Tannins are more pronounced in red wines. Where do they come from? When fermenting wine, the grape skins, stems and seeds are left in contact with the juice; and the longer this occurs, the more it extracts color and tannins. Tannins make your mouth pucker when young, but naturally allow these big reds to age. Wine Recommendation: Pick some of your favorite reds to pair up with some of your favorite fall foods. This October is ‘Merlot Me’ month with more than 100 wineries globally celebrating the world-class nature of the noble merlot varietal. Try a merlot from Washington State!

Certified Sommelier Stanley Browne is the owner of Robust Wine Bar in Webster Groves, Downtown at the MX and in Edwardsville.


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OCTOBER OWLS AND ORCHIDS View more than 1,000 owl butterflies—with chocolatehued wings and yellow markings that resemble an owl eye—amid The Butterfly House’s 8,000-square-foot tropical conservatory. $4-$6. 636-530-0076 or butterflyhouse.org.

10/25-27 PETER PAN Variety Children’s Theatre presents the magical tale of Peter Pan at Touhill Performing Arts Center. Various times. $15-$35. 516-4949 or touhill.org.


the 1973 film, The Exorcist, will be held at Saint Louis University’s Pius XII Memorial Library. 4 p.m. Free. slu.edu.

10/30-11/17 FREUD’S LAST SESSION The Repertory Theatre’s Studio Theatre Series opens with Freud’s Last Session, a fictional meeting of legendary psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and young writer C.S. Lewis. Various times. $49-$63. repstl.org.

10/31-11/17 TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Dramatic License Productions will present the Mitch Albom drama, Tuesdays with Morrie, at Dramatic License Theatre in Chesterfield Mall. Various times. $18-$25. 636-220-7012 or dramaticlicenseproductions.org.


CELTIC THUNDER Worldrenowned Irish super-group Celtic Thunder will perform its new show, Mythology, at Fox Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $45-$75. 534-1111 or fabulousfox.com.

SEASON PREMIERE BASH Under the artistic direction of former Hubbard Street Dance Chicago dancer Paula David, The Big Muddy Dance Company will perform its season premiere show at Casa Loma Ballroom. 7 p.m. $15. 338-4058 or thebigmuddydanceco.org.



HARRY CONNICK JR. Grammy Award-winning singer Harry Connick Jr. will perform songs about life and love from his new Every Man Should Know album, at the Fox Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $50 and up. 534-1111 or fabulousfox.com.

FANTASIA St. Louis Symphony will play the musical score of Disney’s iconic animated film, Fantasia. 3 p.m. $25-$65. 534-1700 or stlsymphony.org.


11/3-17 ST. LOUIS JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL The 35th annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival will highlight Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, 38 authors and other special guests at the Jewish Community Center Staenberg Family Complex. Various times and prices. 442-3299 or stljewishbookfestival.org.

11/4 EXTRAORDINARY BLACK MISSOURIANS Missouri native educators John and Sylvia Wright will discuss their new book, Extraordinary Black Missourians: Pioneers, Leaders, Performers, Athletes, and Other Notables Who’ve Made History, at University City Library. 7 p.m. Free. 727-3150 or ucpl.lib.mo.us.


ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY Singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway, best-known for her Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical, Swing!, will sing at Jazz at the Bistro. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $20$38. 289-4030 or jazzstl.org.


11/8 & 11/10

BILL BRYSON The St. Louis Speakers Series presented by Maryville University continues with bestselling author and humorist Bill Bryson, who will talk about his books chronicling his travels around the world, at Powell Hall. 8 p.m. $285-$420, series subscription. 534-1700 or stlouisspeakersseries.org.

FAUST Winter Opera kicks off its seventh season with Faust, the tragic story of a disillusioned philosopher who is offered everything on earth in exchange for his soul, at Skip Viragh Center for the Arts. 8 p.m. Nov. 8; 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Various prices. 865-0038 or winteroperastl.org.

SAINT LOUIS EXORCISM OF 1949 A guest lecture and panel discussion about the Saint Louis Exorcism of 1949, which formed the basis for


PETER MARTIN MUSIC Worldrenowned jazz pianist Peter Martin’s quartet, featuring jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein, will play the legendary Blue Note Records catalog at The Sheldon Concert Hall. 8 p.m. $30-$50. 534-1111 or thesheldon.org.

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SPOOKY CELEBRATIONS THROUGH 10/30 BOO AT THE ZOO NIGHTS Pirates to princesses are invited to Saint Louis Zoo for Boo at the Zoo Nights, featuring family-friendly Halloween décor and activities, including a mystery straw maze and campfire stories. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. stlzoo.org. 10/25-27 THE NOT-SO HAUNTED HOUSE Kids can don costumes and explore The ‘Not-So Haunted’ Magic House and meet with their favorite storybook characters, from Harry Potter to Peter Pan. Various times. Free with regular admission, $9.50; kids 1 and younger, free. magichouse.org. 10/26 HALLOWEEN CRUISE The Gateway Arch Riverboat Halloween Cruise will feature a costume contest, DJ, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Ages 21 and older. $20. 877-982-1410 or gatewayarch.com.

CHECK THIS OUT 11/8-9 THE BUTTERFLY LOVERS Dance St. Louis presents Shanghai Ballet performing The Butterfly Lovers at Touhill Performing Arts Center. Various times. $35-$55. 516-4949 or touhill.org.



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47. Type of maniac 49. Milan money 50. Love game, 2006 58. Angling equipment 59. Departed 60. Bloody 61. Spinachlike plant 62. Kind of column 63. Hightailed it 64. Undergarment 65. ‘Dear’ one 66. Certain surgeon’s ‘patient’

Down 1. American ___ 2. Indian attire 3. Schindler’s ___ 4. Obscure 5. Fails at the box office 6. Aggravate 7. Creole vegetable 8. Peevish 9. Westpoint freshmen 10. Airport code grp. 11. Prefix meaning counterclockwise 12. Arduous journey 14. Parenting challenges

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COMMUNITY SCHOOL continued from page 18 Steve Maritz, and benefit the school’s endowment. Two additional celebrations, for students on April 4, and teachers and alumni on April 5, also will be held. As the school’s staff and students look back at its success, they also look forward to flourishing into the future. To that end, the new Centennial Art Center, an 11,000-square-foot addition to the school, is under construction. The facility will feature a multi-use theater and an art room, music room and band room, as well as spaces for technology, reading and math groups and afterschool programs. Gould is proud to continue the school’s targeted approach to teaching academics and the arts. And that approach is yielding positive results. Among independent schools across the nation, Community students test in the top 5 percent in math and quantitative reasoning, verbal ability and reading comprehension and mechanics, Gould notes. With a student-teacher ratio of seven-to-one, Community has the most individualized learning among area elementary schools, he adds. “We care a great deal about providing a targeted instructional approach to make sure we are meeting students’ needs across the board,” he explains. “It’s a real gift to the kids because they get that individualized support, especially at those young ages when their skills are just emerging.” And while the times may change, Gould says the school’s commitment to students remains the same. So, here’s to Community’s first 100 years, and many more.

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MAINTAINING A REGULAR SLEEP SCHEDULE FOR KIDS continued from page 26 “Parents should encourage their kids to have a sleep routine, just as much as they counsel them about their eating habits and sports activity,” says Dr. Joel Koenig, chief of pediatrics at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. “It’s best that children wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. That means going to bed about the same time every night, as well.” Koenig also advises parents to discourage or disallow the use of caffeine or other non-prescribed stimulants. Paruthi adds that kids should be told to put their electronics away at least a half-hour before bedtime. “The light on the screen can inhibit the production of melatonin. Using electronic devices can stimulate brain activities, which can make it difficult to fall asleep,” she says. In a perfect world, all this would be simple. But kids have demanding schedules with early morning wake-up calls for school and activities or homework that keep them up late. Sometimes, fatigue is the unavoidable result. In that case, a short nap the next day can help, Koenig says, as long as it’s not allowed to go on too long and disrupt regular bedtime patterns. “Half


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Before Midnight This is the third installment of director Richard Linklater’s romantic tale of love and chance encounter. The film stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, who continue the story started in Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. The Way Way Back This film is proving to be the little movie that

an hour to one hour is enough,” he says. “Most of the time, the youngster will be so tired that he or she falls into deep sleep very quickly. It’s the deep sleep that’s refreshing, not the hours of light sleep that occur in longer naps. Many highly productive people take catnaps. Thomas Edison didn’t sleep many hours in a row at night, but would take a brief snooze two or three times a day.” If a child doesn’t want to go to bed and makes the usual excuses—having to go to the bathroom, being thirsty or being afraid of the dark, for instance— Paruthi suggests using the ‘bedtime pass’ strategy. “Each night, at the time of lights out, the child is given two passes, which he or she can use each time they need to speak with a parent or get out of bed,” she says. “If the child is able to keep one or both passes until morning, then each pass can be redeemed for an incentive. Great incentives include stickers or five minutes of extra TV time.” While creating a healthy sleep routine for your child, remember that kids, like adults, have individual needs. “One size does not fit all,” Koenig notes. “Some people need more sleep and some less. The key question is, ‘How does the child feel?’ If there is chronic fatigue, then there’s a problem. If sleep hygiene counseling doesn’t help, perhaps a medical or even psychological evaluation is in order.”

could, staying in theaters far longer than expected, mainly due to word-of-mouth. This funny and touching coming-of-age tale stars Steve Carell and Toni Collette.

Now You See Me If you missed it in theaters, this is a great rainynight rental. A group of ace magicians is hired to steal from the rich and give to the poor, while a mysterious puppet master lurks in the shadows and executes a devious master plan.

pronounce it slowly. Another solution is to say it, spell it at a slow pace, and say it again. Second Floor: Describe What You Do I’m a speaker, a coach and an author. That’s what I do. Those three descriptions are clear, succinct and easily understood. What describes you? Describe it simply: I’m an insurance rep, or I’m a CPA. Most people know CPA stands for certified public accountant. However, other abbreviations may not be as well-known and should be followed by the words they stand for. I’m an EVP, executive vice-president, or I’m a CFO, chief financial officer. If it is a profession that may need some explanation, give that clarification after stating what it is. I’m a ironmonger—that’s someone who sells things made out of iron. My specialty is yard sculpture. Or, I’m a pediatric hematologist/ oncologist. I treat children and teens with blood diseases and cancer. You may think your profession doesn’t need an explanation, but it might. Clarity is essential to a great elevator speech. Future columns will continue the elevator speech topic, covering the other ‘floors’ of the elevator speech template and how to deliver one. Till then, make next your presentation — NO SWEAT!

GOLF GRAPEVINE continued from page 56 way around the golf course.” Women’s Senior Amateur Wildwood’s Tina Jones won the 21st Missouri Women’s Golf Association Senior Championship at the Cape Girardeau Country Club. Jones led by a shot with her 73 after the first round of play. Jones led Deb Sawyer, of Jefferson City. The two went back and forth, trading birdies and bogeys, and were tied at the turn on the second day. Jones shot a 75 for her second round to finish at 148. Sawyer had a 149. Other local golfers competed in the tournament. West County’s Barbara Berkmeyer, who is a 10-time champion of the event, finished fourth with a 157. Mindy Dull, of Chesterfield, was 12th with a 171. Melanie Trimmer, of Chesterfield, finished 15th with a 174. Well, that wraps up another month. We’ll conclude the golf season next month. We’ll have the locations for some of 2014 main amateur

Tina Jones

tournaments, as well as a look who won state in high school girls golf. Until then, keep hitting them straight.

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720 Stonebluff Court Chesterfield • $775,000 Mary Gettinger 314-378-3173

5611 Winter Garden Court Oakville • $164,900 The MacDonald Team 314-704-6484

5554 Twilight Drive Cedar Hill • $279,900 The MacDonald Team 314-704-6484

1561 Fox Ridge Court Arnold • $289,900 The MacDonald Team 314-704-6484


2632 Wynncrest Ridge Drive Wildwood • $765,000 Kathleen Woodworth 314-308-0534 UNDER CONTRACT

35 Auburndale Drive Creve Coeur • $1,490,000 Sabina Dehn 314-941-4000


456 Shetland Valley Ct Chesterfield • $499,000 Sabina Dehn 314-941-4000


526 Briar Ridge Lane Frontenac • $659,000 Mary Beth Benes 314-707-7761


16619 Kehrsgrove Drive Chesterfield • $849,000 Sabina Dehn 314-941-4000


14554 Fairfield Farm Dr Town & Country • $459,900 Donna McKinnis 314-406-2651


645 Wyndham Crossings Circle Des Peres • $599,900 Mary Bay 314-973-4278

12951 Thornhill Drive Town & Country • $1,659,000 Carla Borgard/Carmen Gassert 314-623-7790

16600 Bartizan Drive Wildwood • $635,000 Cam Fischer 314-941-0985

2056 Firethorn Drive Frontenac • $574,000 Jeanne Belle/Maureen Noghreh 314-610-3600/314-239-7790

1390 S Mason Rd Town & Country • $789,000 Jeanne Belle/Maureen Noghreh 314-610-3600/314-239-7790


9 Bellerive Country Club Town & Country • $1,099,900 Jeanne Belle/Maureen Noghreh 314-610-3600/314-239-7790

857 Durrow Dr Town & Country • $899,000 Jeanne Belle/Maureen Noghreh 314-610-3600/314-239-7790

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12 Rauscher Drive Ladue • $1,675,000 Etty Masoumy 314-406-3331

14901 Greenleaf Valley Drive Chesterfield • $600,000 Etty Masoumy 314-406-3331

2428 Powders Mill Drive Wildwood • $494,500 Etty Masoumy 314-406-3331

14717 Kulkarni Court Chesterfield • $799,900 Etty Masoumy 314-406-3331

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maryland walk penthouses | clayton no. 17a traditional 3 Beds, 3½ Baths $2,595,000 no. 17c customize 3 Beds, 3½ Baths $2,450,000

the chase park plaza | central west end no. 1904 2 Bedrooms, 2½ Baths $1,799,000 no. 2501 2 Bedrooms, 3½ Baths $1,499,000

100 twill haven drive | st. charles county 11½ acres $1,575,000 nestled in cottleville, this custom 5-bedroom home with 9,700 sq. ft. offers a fully stocked 5-acre lake.

23 lenox place | central west end 6 Bedrooms, 3½ Baths $1,195,000 Glamorous & stunning residence with historical significance on a double lot. 1st floor sunroom addition.

16441 walnut rail road | clarkson valley 5 Bedrooms, 5½ Baths $1,195,000 exceptional home with pool set on picturesque 3+ wooded acres backing to lake. perfectly appointed throughout.

9701 ladue road | ladue 6 Bedrooms, 4 Full & 2 halF Baths $1,070,000 Gracious colonial on 1.13-acre park-like setting. 5,600+ sq. ft. of comfortable living space. 3-c gar. private pool.

262 meadowBrook country cluB way 3 Bedrooms, 3½ Baths $995,000 spacious villa overlooks meadowbrook country club. screened porch off master suite. Finished lower level.

3466 whitsetts Fork road | wildwood 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths $850,000 experience the beauty of nature on this 6.84-acre equestrian lovers dream property. renovated home.

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park east tower | central west end New Price! no. 2103 2 Beds, 2½ Baths $769,000 no. 1206 2 Bedrooms, 2½ Baths $569,000 24-hour security, gym, community room & pool

2008 parkridGe avenue | Brentwood 4 Bedrooms, 4½ Baths $689,900 For today’s contemporary lifestyle, this newer home has everything! Sun-filled & spacious with 3,800+ sq. ft.

17 enField road | ladue schools 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full & 2 halF Baths $649,900 charming cape cod style home in sought-after chevy chase neighborhood with updates throughout.

7430 kinGsBury Blvd. | university city 4 Bedrooms, 2½ Baths $599,900 a storybook perfect home in a premier community! recently rehabbed & expanded. designer kitchen.

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1 suFField place | ladue schools 4 Bedrooms, 3½ Baths $599,000 Beautifully renovated home in the heart of creve coeur with impressive details throughout.

1443 westhampton view lane | chesterField 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full & 2 halF Baths $494,900 impeccable home with all the bells & whistles! open floor plan & professionally finished lower level.

41 northcote | Brentwood 5 Bedrooms, 3½ Baths $475,000 newer home located in popular york village is just what you have been waiting for! offers 3,000+ sq. ft.

18024 oakhill trail court | wildwood 3+ Bedrooms, 3½ Baths $415,000 Fantastic, sunlit living space nestled in the woods. private yet close to conveniences. lafayette school.

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612 BaBler park | wildwood 4 Bedrooms, 2½ Baths $289,000 charming ranch home in a country setting with no views of other homes. located close to everything.

569 Beaucaire drive | warson woods 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths $283,000 Fantastic ranch home offers spacious living with 1,600+ sq. ft. Partially finished LL. Beautiful neighborhood.

12970 Ferntop lane | creve coeur 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths $249,900 Nicely updated home with great open floor plan. Newer kitchen that flows into family room. Finished LL.

675 elmwood avenue | weBster Groves 4 Bedrooms, 1½ Baths $319,000 renovated webster Groves victorian has much to offer. lovely attention to detail. mud room & large patio.

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