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CAC Audited OCTOBER 4 – 10, 2012

Vol. 84 No. 27 COMPLIMENTARY

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Reed announces bid for mayor Q&A with the aldermanic president By Chris King Of The St. Louis American

Photo by Wiley Price

Lewis Reed, president of the Board of Aldermen, announced his plans to run for mayor in 2013 at SqWires Restaurant in Lafayette Square on Monday morning.

Lewis Reed, president of the Board of Aldermen, spoke with The American on Tuesday about his plans to run for mayor in 2013, which he announced yesterday.

Lewis Reed: If you take a look at crime in our neighborhoods or public safety or economic development and the job situation and our schools, we are not in good shape. And we can do better. I think we need a change. The current mayor has had plenty of time to see if he can get things that we need done in the city. We’ve lost 29,000 people as of last Census.

The American: Why do you want to be the mayor of the city of St Louis?

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History Museum responds to Post Delmar property not purchased with public funds, not faulted in audit By V. Raymond Stranghoener For The St. Louis American On behalf of the Board of Trustees for the Missouri History Museum, I want to correct errors contained in the Post-Dispatch’s September 18 editorial and clarify other important points. The Museum’s leadership, staff and volunteers are rightfully proud of its national reputation and the many benefits this institution offers to the St. Louis region. Last year alone, we welcomed more than 365,000 in-person visitors to the Museum See HISTORY, A7 Photo by Wiley Price

Stepping in the streets

AMERICAN REPORTS

Members of the Girls Inc. Step Team performed Sunday afternoon at the Dancing in the Streets Festival in Grand Center.

CHIEF ISOM TO RETIRE

State’s star witness at jury trial made same claims of coerced, scripted confession

Joins UMSL faculty, leaves unfinished ACLU project on citizen complaint process By Rebecca S. Rivas Of The St. Louis American Some may have forgotten what the police department was like in 2008 when St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Daniel Isom stepped in. But he hasn’t. “It was difficult,” he said. “We had a towing scandal. We had officers being indicted. We had money being taken from property custody area. We had a scathing

Cummins deposed at Clemons hearing

By Chris King Of The St. Louis American

audit of the police department, and homicides were going up and up. We’ve addressed pretty much all of those issues.” Isom announced this week that he will leave his post on January 1 to join the University of Missouri–St. Louis’ faculty. “I think it’s in a better place than when I came, and Photo by Wiley Price

See ISOM, A7

Chief Daniel Isom

Critics of the investigation and prosecution of the 1991 Chain of Rocks Bridge rapes and murders who applauded the new evidentiary hearing granted to Missouri death row inmate Reginald Clemons looked forward to see two men in particular testify: prosecutor Nels Moss and original suspect turned star state witness Thomas Cummins. See CLEMONS, A9

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