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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: The controversy over Phyllis Schlafly's honorary degree culminated in silent protest at Washington University's commencement Friday.

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Beacon archives | 2013

This article originally appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Is the end near?

The approval process for developer Paul McKee’s Northside Regeneration Project may be winding to a close. Only a few official steps are left, and one of them is today.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: October 2, 2008 - The leaders of Washington University's College Republicans and College Democrats spoke to the Beacon last night about their expectations heading into tonight's debate. Here's what each had to say following the event:

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: September 9, 2008 - Helen Weiss began her career at Famous-Barr in 1959 at a time when many women were just beginning to establish careers outside the home. Many in retailing and other professions looked to her as a role model. It wasn’t for her ability to rise through the ranks. She stayed a mid-level executive until her retirement last year. Rather it was because she always kept about her a sense of who she was – a party giver, a fashion plate, and an unreconstructed liberal who never fell out of love with that futile Democratic presidential candidate of the ’50s, Adlai Stevenson.  

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: September 5, 2008 - Selwyn Pepper, a member of reporter teams that earned three public service Pulitzer Prizes for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, died Thursday, Sept. 4, of infirmities at a retirement center in Overland Park, Kan. He was 93.

A graveside service and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 7, at Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol, 9125 Ladue Road, Ladue. Burial arrangements are by Berger Memorial, St. Louis.

Water's up in Grafton

May 11, 2008

Melinda Leonard

Underwater Parking

Melinda Leonard

The river was knocking on the back door of Cassens Bait Shop on West Main Street in Grafton Sunday, but, so far, the water has stayed out of the building and the business remains open. Owner Dave Cassens said he has been forced to vacate the building six times since he bought it in 1993, the year of the Great Flood. "The day I took possession, water was coming in the back door," Cassens said.