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David Baugher

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 5, 2012 - When 110-year-old Missouri native Frank Buckles, the last surviving American veteran of the First World War, died this year in West Virginia, it marked the passing not just of a man but of a generation.

Bryan McGraw, director of the National Archives at St. Louis, worries that a similar fate is now sweeping those of the Greatest Generation as we approach the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Jenny Murphy founder of Perennial
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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 25, 2011 - On Sunday nights or predawn Monday mornings you can sometimes find Jenny Murphy on an unusual quest in the streets and alleys of St. Louis. She doesn't look at garbage the same way you do.

And she doesn't want you to either.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 22, 2011 - Many St. Louisans will be looking to do some serious bargain hunting over the next month. What kind of unique item can you get for the man or woman on your gift list who has everything?

If the answer is organic lollipops or a composting toilet, then Terry Winkelman and Phil Judd have exactly what you are looking for.


This summer, when Linda Morgan began waking up with strange bug bites on her arm, she didn’t know quite what to make of them.

“I still have the scars,” said the 51-year-old Granite City resident. “They were incredibly itchy, 10 times worse than mosquito bites.”