John Stewart’s Film Director Debut ‘Rosewater’ May be a Little Too Sweet

By Sandra Olmsted

In his debut as a feature-film director, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart tackles the Iranian government crackdown on the Green Movement after the conservative incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suspiciously defeats his opponent, Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who is a moderate whom the West and apparently the young Iranian adults believe will make Iran a better place.

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The Theory of Everything: Almost

By Sandra Olmsted

Director James Marsh’s adapts Traveling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen, the book by the first Mrs. Stephen Hawking, in The Theory of Everything and reveals a sympathetic, humanistic side of the famous British physicist and an even more sympathetic one of his first wife, Jane.

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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

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 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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