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District Notebook: Pitchers’ Hitting Helps Hazelwood Central Win Class 5, District 6

By Jim Wieners

Some people in baseball circles say “pitching wins championships” but senior pitchers Melchizedek Williams and Dimitri Frank also contributed with their bats as Hazelwood Central won Class Five, District Six, their 15th district or regional title since 1977 and their third since 2006.

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Hazelwood Central Girls Track And Field On A State Mission To Win

     By Jim Wieners

Last year Hazelwood Central Girls Track And Field scored a Missouri State High School Activities Association best 76 points in a state meet but the Hawks had to settle for second place as Lee’s Summit West won the Class Five State title with 96.

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Louisville’s Most Exuberant Neighborhood Is Still a Diamond in the Rough

red house Story & photos by Pat Lindsey

“More and more people are discovering Old Louisville, the most exuberant neighborhood,” said David Domine’ during our recent walking tour of Louisville’s first suburb. He added that it is still possible to buy a mansion there for around $300,000, but that won’t be the case for long.

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As Summer Nears, A Bit of This and That on Area Issues

by Tom Anselm

Tom Anselm

Tom Anselm

Sometimes thoughts come to me that don’t really lend themselves to a full column. Well, maybe the topic does, but the thoughts I have about them are insufficient. Like, for instance, where do birds go when it storms like a typhoon?

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword: Revisionist Legend

by Sandra Olmsted

Charlie Hunnam as young Arthur in Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Charlie Hunnam as young Arthur in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

The retelling of the Arthurian legend, or at least the origin story, has a first delights for effects fans, but little else. Revising the legend with color-blind casting might assure this expensive epic an international audience, but it might also get history buffs questioning the inclusion of an African resistance leader and a Chinese kung fu master in Arthur band of friends.

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Dining Divas Discover Hobos in Old Town St. Peters

Lisa Kampeter, Dining Diva

Lisa Kampeter, Dining Diva

by Lisa Kampeter

“We’ve driven four hours out of town to find a place like this,“ said the Prodigal Diva. “How did we not know there was a place like this practically in our own backyard?” That’s how we felt with this month’s Dining Divas restaurant choice, Hobos, and Old Town St. Peters.

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