Chuck Berry http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Friday, September 14, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-september-14-2012 <p><strong>Unofficial recount results confirms Koenen victory </strong></p><p>A recount has confirmed that Glenn Koenen won a Democratic primary for a suburban St. Louis congressional seat and will face Republican Ann Wagner in the November election.</p><p>Unofficial results of the recount released Thursday by the secretary of state's office show Koenen's margin of victory declined by two votes compared to the original count from the August 7th primary. But he still finished 46 votes ahead of Harold Whitfield in a four-person primary that drew a total of nearly 28,000 votes.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:39:13 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 4598 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, September 14, 2012 Chuck Berry's Cadillac A-Rollin' To The Smithsonian http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chuck-berrys-cadillac-rollin-smithsonian When rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry navigated his music career, he didn't rely on agents or record labels; he drove himself to his own business meetings and concerts in his fleet of Cadillacs.<p>Now Berry has donated one of those cars, a candy-apple red 1973 Eldorado, to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open its doors in 2015. Mon, 05 Dec 2011 17:35:00 +0000 2612 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chuck Berry's Cadillac A-Rollin' To The Smithsonian Statue honoring Chuck Berry dedicated in the Loop http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/statue-honoring-chuck-berry-dedicated-loop <p><em>You can see more photos of the dedication in the gallery below</em></p><p>A nearly two-year effort to raise money for a statue of St. Louis native Chuck Berry in the city came officially to a close today Friday as dignitaries gathered with the man they call the father of rock &#39;n&#39; roll to dedicate the sculpture.</p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 19:32:22 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1763 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Statue honoring Chuck Berry dedicated in the Loop Chuck Berry statue installed in the Loop http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chuck-berry-statue-installed-loop <p><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/berry-get-st-louis-area-statue-despite-critics">Despite criticism</a>, a statue of rock legend Chuck Berry was installed in University City, Mo. Friday in the Delmar Loop.</p><p>The statue was crafted by local artist Harry Weber and a formal dedication is planned for July 29.</p><p>Previously, critics voiced concerns that the statue was to be installed on city-owned land and that Berry spent time in jail.</p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 15:22:34 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1550 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chuck Berry statue installed in the Loop Berry to get St. Louis-area statue despite critics http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/berry-get-st-louis-area-statue-despite-critics <p>The rock legend known for such hits as &quot;Johnny B. Goode&quot; will be getting a statue in suburban St. Louis, but not everyone thinks that&#39;s so great.</p><p>University City&#39;s City Council on Monday night refused to block installation of an 8-foot bronze sculpture by artist Harry Weber honoring 84-year-old Chuck Berry.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:02:05 +0000 The Associated Press 1518 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Berry to get St. Louis-area statue despite critics Joe Edwards steps down but stays busy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/joe-edwards-steps-down-stays-busy <p>Late last week, Joe Edwards announced that he&rsquo;s stepping down as the Chairman of the <a href="http://visittheloop.com/">Loop Special Business District</a> after 30 years leading the board.&nbsp; He stopped by <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/slota/archivedetail.php?showid=4440"><em>St. Louis on the Air </em>today </a>to chat about his decision and what&rsquo;s next for the six-block district along Delmar that&rsquo;s been designated &ldquo;One of the 10 Great Streets in America&rdquo; by the <a href="http://www.planning.org/greatplaces/streets/2007/">American Planning Association.</a></p><p> Tue, 08 Mar 2011 23:33:11 +0000 Libby Franklin 683 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Joe Edwards steps down but stays busy Morning headlines: Ste. Genevieve soldier killed, Chuck Berry collapses, Mo. Mental Health Dept.'s excessive overtime, Mo. schools preparing for cuts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-ste-genevieve-soldier-killed-chuck-berry-collapses-mo-mental-health-depts <ul><li>A funeral is scheduled for Thursday for a soldier from Ste. Genevieve who died in Afghanistan. 25 year-old Sgt. Michael J. Beckerman was assigned to the<a href="http://www.campbell.army.mil/units/101st/2BCT/Pages/2ndBCT.aspx"> 101st Airborne </a>at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. The army says he died Dec. 31 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wound suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvsed explosive device. Beckerman arrived at Fort Campbell in January 2010. He joined the Army in September 2004. Mon, 03 Jan 2011 14:19:17 +0000 Julie Bierach & Rachel Lippmann 224 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Ste. Genevieve soldier killed, Chuck Berry collapses, Mo. Mental Health Dept.'s excessive overtime, Mo. schools preparing for cuts