Grey Sunday Gives Time to Reflect On Gloom on Region and the Walls

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By Tom Anselm

(Editors note: This column went to press at a time when the St. Louis County grand jury had yet to announce its findings.)

They gray skies have come to us early this year. Looking out the window of our second-floor bedroom, it almost looks like January. A similar gloom has descended on our region as well, as we sit in anticipation of the results of a grand jury investigation the likes of which few of us have ever experienced.

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Hazelwood Central Diver Clayton Janvrin State’s Sixth-Place Finisher

By Jim Wieners

Hazelwood Central senior diver Clayton Janvrin took home his second state medal in three years by finishing sixth Nov. 8 at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Swimming and Diving Championships at the St. Peters Rec-Plex.

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McCluer North Boys Seeks Borgia Title Repeat; North Tech Joins In

By Jim Wieners

For the 62nd year St. Francis Borgia Regional Catholic High School — located in Washington, Mo. — will be hosting a Boys Basketball Tournament during Thanksgiving Week and for the fifth consecutive year McCluer North will be a participant.

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5-Day California Trip Offered plenty of options

Monterey Peninsula, Big

 Big Sur just off U.S.1 in central  coastal California

Big Sur just off U.S.1 in central coastal California

Sur Perfect for a  Short Trip

Story and photos By Bob Lindsey

California Dreamin’ for folks in the Midwest usually means visions of traveling to the major tourist mega centers such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Anaheim or San Diego. But there’s another part of California that boasts beautiful beaches and ocean views, mountains, and rich California history, and can be enjoyed in just a few days.

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California Dreamin’ on an (early) Winter Day

Sunset on the Pacific Ocean near Cambria, CA.

Sunset on the Pacific Ocean near Cambria, CA.

Pacific sunsets are spectacular all along the California coast, such as this one in Cambria,CA near the Hearst Castle.

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Flipside: The Patti Page Story Takes the Stage at Florissant Civic Center Nov. 22

Flipside-patti pageFlipside: The Patti Page Story, winner of 18 National Awards at the Kennedy Center Honors, is a musical celebration of Patti Page’s rise to stardom. Flipside takes audiences on a well-conceived journey to 1965 in a place that used to be the KTUL Radio Station. Written from interviews with Page, Flipside features 28 of her greatest hits, including Tennessee Waltz, (How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window, and Mockingbird Hill.

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