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des peres sex offender
March 16, 2014 | 11:38 AM
really? why would des peres residents be exempt from raising their children with 'registered sex offenders'? they live everywhere, within schools, churches, playgrounds, section 8 housing, just everywhere! here's a thought, why not try to make longer more restrictive conditions for these offenders the 1st time? the penalty's are much more strict for animal abuse than for sex offenders,OUR CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE...THEY MUST BE PROTECTED, EVERYWHERE NOT JUST IN DES PERES...
VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER OF JOE AUFFENBERG
March 15, 2014 | 01:19 PM
I grew up with Joe ...he was a high functioning Downs syndrom...but all the kids were fair with him and he came and went..never harm a flea. The cops and friends are patting themselves on the back...for what? They are being made fools of with these routine light charges! We dont need more trash in the usa...doesnt even speak English and contemptuous of our traffic laws and our children..Know that it was a closed casket because it was so awful...there is no 'sorry'...he has incurred a debt that can never be repaid..so get serious here prosecutors..youre presently adding a crime atop this one!
Verum, Non Hyperbole
March 14, 2014 | 07:29 PM
Ahh, Ms. Browne - it was hardly an ad hominem attack (but you knew that).
Miss Smotkin appears to desire to be taken at face value when she states, categorically, that the band room is a fire hazard.
I merely took her to task for not reporting the dangerous condition to the proper authorities.
Is that not shirking her duty to her fellow students?
Since Miss Smotkin is on the journalism board, one would think that truth would be paramount for an aspiring journalist (whether print or broadcast).
Mr. Browne - do you not care for the safety of R-7 students? If not - why not?
Thomas F Maher
Supect lies to police
March 14, 2014 | 05:27 PM
Omar Vazquez is guilty for sure. He says that he was scared. That is a big heap of rubbish and lies. He knew what he did wrong and now it is time for him to face the music. If he was scared, why didn't he just slam on the brakes and back track to see what he did wrong? Is he stupid? I hope that the next time he is out that next time he has to go somewhere that he stuck with the bus from now on.
Patrick D. Richmond
March 14, 2014 | 03:42 PM
Nice of TF Maher to come out of nowhere with an ad hominem attack on a local student.
Perhaps, Mr. Maher, this is a multi-year anniversary of your last kind act?
Or maybe you were writing tongue in cheek?
Kiss a clown
March 14, 2014 | 08:02 AM
Love is mystery. Clowns are the greatest at love, sharing smiles with the world. Love the a clown. Date a clown. Kiss a clown.
Bozo T. Clown
Tears of a clown changed my life.
March 14, 2014 | 06:47 AM
Mary Bufe i thank you! I myself once broke the heart of a beautiful clowness named Matilda, and regret this to this dsy. These beautiful joy givers ARE people too! Dedicating their lives to make smiles is a pursuit beyond equal! I thank you so much for this poignant reminder. As the saying goes "a happy clown makes the world turn around" .....long live the dream makers...
Speak Out Against Fire Hazards!
March 14, 2014 | 05:23 AM
Dear Miss Smotkin:
Why are you shirking your duty? After all, do you not owe it to your fellow students, the R-7 School District and, indeed, the taxpayers of the District to report the "fire hazard" of the band room of which are so "confident?"
Have you no care for the life an limb of your fellow students? Why are you so self-centered?
Why have you not reported this to the school, the school board, and the Fire Department, all of whom are most certainly negligent in allowing this troubling and hazardous condition to continue?
For Shame! And you with your Junior Fire Marshall's Badge, who knows more than the Inspector...
WAIT! I have figgered it out! You were writing with tongue-in-cheek! Right? Surely this must be the case. Right?
Thomas F Maher
March 13, 2014 | 07:41 AM
I want to see this before i sit down to watch with the kids.
March 12, 2014 | 03:13 PM
Thank you for this great article. I once asked to be kissed by a great painter, but they didn't understand my pain. It sounds like they could take a page out of your book. No bozo!
Spooky the Clown
front Loader Whirlpool Duet washer
March 12, 2014 | 04:00 AM
I have had the exact problem. Noxious odor,no help from repair person, told to leave door open,smelly clothes. Please let me know if there are any legal steps we MO citizens can take.
Bridget O'Brien Rodriguez
March 11, 2014 | 08:12 PM
i had to hold back tears after ever paragraph ... really? ... dated? ... omg dying? ... :( so sad
March 10, 2014 | 11:04 AM
A WIN for consumers, that the class action lawsuit will proceed. Loved your humorous description of the manufacturer's pathetic response to your serious complaint..."it's all your fault, you are putting dirty clothes in there." BTW leaving the door open is hazardous to chilren and pets, and releases mold into your environment.
Juggles Got Swag
March 08, 2014 | 05:44 PM
It's tough to take someone seriously who is dressed up as a clown. I am not surprised that you turned the guy down, but I am pretty impressed the guy made the move at all.
SUPREME COURT SNIFFS AT SMELLY WASHER CASE
March 08, 2014 | 02:52 AM
As a repair technician for Sears, I'd been through this same scenario hundreds of times.
1.Leaving the door open does lessen odor by drying out the residue but makes it difficult to clean out.
2.The mildew odor can transfer from your washer to clothing making the laundry room and home stink.
3.If your washer still stinks after cleaning you should use a washer cleaner, such as Smelly Washer Cleaner, that can be used with laundry. The added bulk of the laundry will raise the water level to include the splash area just above the normal waterline where cleaning cycles and other cleaners don't reach. Search for Smelly Washer reviews.
March 07, 2014 | 10:01 PM
There can be no better parks and recreation steward and proponent for the City of Webster Groves than Mike Oppermann. He listens to the public, is fiscally responsible, gives back through his volunteerism and truly loves the community for which he's worked these past 32 years. Personally, he has been a boss, who leads by example, a mentor, a supporter, a coach and friend. He has left HUGE shoes to fill.
Miki McKee Koelsch
March 07, 2014 | 08:19 PM
Mike Oppermann is a a friend to everyone in this community. He is one of those unique individuals who loves his community and wants to make sure that every one is happy with what he is providing in all ongoing projects and improvements. He has made Webster the leader in recreational transformation over the years. He is my friend. He knows I love tennis, and he'll ask me, "How are the new court surfaces Baker? How's everything going at the Tennis Center?" Mike is always interested in hearing your feedback. I'm sad he's retiring, but wish him all the happiness he deserves. We have been so lucky to have him. Mike, you're the best!
March 07, 2014 | 06:22 PM
like to come visit deaffestvial.
Who Let the Donkey's Out?
March 07, 2014 | 01:34 PM
I haven't seen this many clowns since the last Democratic Convention.
Laser Hot Clown Focus
March 07, 2014 | 11:44 AM
I'll admit something first: I'm not a huge fan of clowns. In my shirt career I was forced to turn down many dates because I could not break charger and say, "yes!"
I'm over that now.
I do lay a huge pile of heaping, hot blame on the quite a downer of a song, "Send In The Clowns".
If only we could turn this around.
What A Circus!
March 07, 2014 | 11:05 AM
How many clowns (and their comments) can you fit inside the feedback section of a small town paper?
Where's the Riches?
March 07, 2014 | 10:48 AM
How could Rock Hill have a budget deficit? Didn't they sell their soul to that devil Novus specifically to avoid this?
Did you guys really give up you City Hall and the fire station, not to mention selling out a bunch of homeowners, just to build a lifeless strip mall that only profits its developer?
Another great testament for Tax Increment Financing!
Kirkwood vs Webster basketrball 3/7/14
March 06, 2014 | 05:54 AM
Please know that a KHS graduate, Class of '58, will be in attendance at Friday night's game...Bill Bennett. Bill was a member of the KHS basketball team that played in the opening game of Denver Miller Gym in '57 which lost to WGHS, 77-72. I know that because I played for the WGHS team that same year.
Bill's a good friend and we were three year college teammates at Westminster.
Now, 57 years later, his grandson, Andy, is a contributing member of the WGHS basketball team that takes on Bill's Pioneers tomorrow night. Andy wears #31 and he's pretty good.
Interesting sidebar story...ask Bill about being a Red/White guy who's had to make the switch to Orange/Black. It'll be worthwhile.
Hope you're able to do it.
Lanny Larason WGHS '57
Kirkwood vs Webster basketball 3/7/14
March 06, 2014 | 05:47 AM
Denver Miller Gym at KHS was dedicated in Feb. 1957. WGHS won the game, 77-72 to clinch the Suburban League title. A member of the Kirkwood team at that time was Bill Bennett. Tomorrow night, fifty seven years later, his grandson (Andy) will be in Orange and Black opposing Bill's Pioneers at the same location. Would be an interesting sidebar story. Ask Bill, who is a longtime friend and college teammate, about his struggles to make the switch from Red/White to Orange/Black and of his innermost thoughts/feelings seeing cherished grandson bedecked in those colors. Bill will be there, probably wearing an orange WGHS sweatshirt. Ask any of the WGHS coaching staff to point him out.
IT is a lie
March 05, 2014 | 10:18 PM
Stephen King was a liar! Clowns are awesome!
March 05, 2014 | 10:05 PM
After noting the "clever" comments here, I half-expected some of the signatures to be from, say, Rep. Tim Jones and Sen. Brian Nieves and (fill in the many blanks)...
Aren't clowning skills part of the job requirements for introducing legislation by MO GOP legislators?
Thomas F Maher
March 05, 2014 | 06:08 PM
I have always had a soft spot in my heart for clowns, ever since I saw the Mary Tyler Moore Show episode, "Chuckles bites the Dust". Thank-you for reminding us all that Clowns are People Too. For the link to the MTM clip <>
March 05, 2014 | 09:48 AM
I dated a clown once too, he was a lot of fun to be around when I wasn't trying to talk the cops down from arresting him.
March 05, 2014 | 02:03 AM
Fear not! The future of clowning lies in the hands of Chicago's very own, Dean Evans. Although, I'm sure he'd put it all aside for a wonderful dinner with an endearing journalist. Shucks, where'd I put my red nose and face paint?