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JAY ASHCROFT FOR SENATE

Jay Ashcroft is running for the Missouri Senate. It’ll be interesting if a conservative can win. Some Republicans are encouraging Peter Kinder and John Brunner to consider running for governor in 2016. Republicans are not very excited or thrilled about the current candidates. . .SNAP’s founders, David Clohessy and Barbara Blaine, will be honored May 5 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in L.A. at the Global Women’s Rights Awards gala “tor their work to hold Catholic hierarchy responsible for covering up priests’ rape and sexual abuse of children. . .The Cosmic Rock ‘n Bowl on May 1 at the Tropicana Lanes will benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Co-host Antonia Miceli says that Rams offensive guard Barrett Jones and the team’s cheerleaders will also be on hand.

JOE BUCK TEES OFF

Joe Buck and Greg Norman will become co-anchors for Fox Sports 2015 golf coverage. Said Buck to the media, The golf world is going to be “blown away with the effort and the ability that we’re going to throw at this.”

BEN AFFLECK & “GONE GIRL”

The trailer is out for the Ben Affleck starrer “Gone Girl,” much of which was shot in Cape Girardeau. . .The DNC has issued Request for Proposal (RFP) to 15 cities for the Demo convention site and are due back by June 6. Chicago was listed, but not our town. . .Jamba Juice bossman Jerry Ansler reports that he will have 30 stores after cinching those at Lambert and Ballpark Village. . .Among the dozens of lawyers who will be honored here this week by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly is Sarah A. Brown of K.C. “From Cub Scout leader to seasonal park ranger, Brown has had an eclectic range of experiences,” writes the publication. She and her partner, Rebecca Randles handle almost all of the K.C. area clergy sex abuse and cover up lawsuits.

ESPN NETWORK TO AIR NFL PLAYOFF GAME

Cable network ESPN will air the first NFL playoff game match up. The
network had already signed an eight-year deal for Monday Night Football,
that gave the NFL the option to air a wild card game on ESPN.

HUGH JACKMAN TWEET

Tweet from Hugh Jackman: “Psyched to comet to #RAW in St. Louis to promote ‘Xmen’ next Monday (April 28). Remember the last time?” RAW at Scottrade Center.  

DR. WILLIAM MASTERS’ LOOKALIKE

William Wycliffe Masters, who has lived with wife Lucille in Town & Country since the ’70s, was told how much he resembled the late sex researcher, Dr.
William Masters of Masters & Johnson fame. Our town’s Masters recalled the late night he received a phone call from a woman who pleaded, “Doctor, I need your help!”

CITIGROUP’S MICHAEL CORBETT IN O’FALLON, MO.

Michael Corbett, 54, CEO of behemoth CitiGroup, was espied roaming the hallways Monday at the company’s O’Fallon, MO outpost. On Tuesday, the onetime bond peddler in Atlanta, will helm the annual Citi shareholders meeting at the downtown Renaissance Grand Hotel.

EASTER WEEKEND

Tom and Nancy Greenman

Tom and Nancy Greenman

World Series weather without the World Series – yet. When natives say, “it’s like a sunny weekend,” he means no frigid temps, snow or hail. Poise, wit, charm, chic are the words that can best describe the crowds on the town during Easter weekend. During the traditional Easter brunch at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Convention Commission’s prez Kitty Ratcliffe glowed over the prospects of hosting the National Catholic Education Association’s convention here in April, 2017. She was surrounded by Saks Fifth Avenue wardrobe stylist Eric Luebbert, Kim and Sharon Tucci.

Barrye and Karen Sher

Barrye and Karen Sher

Sharon said she’s strategizing a beachhead in China of her Talent Plus Entertainment, which now nationally covers here casinos and U.S. Army posts. Kim is polishing up his gavel for the auction-dinner to benefit Rainbow Village Friday night at the Four Seasons where Muny chief Dennis Reagan will be honored. Then we toasted the skilled GM of the Ritz, Douglas Chang.


ZOE ROBINSON did a Joan Crawford in “Mildred Pierce” at her swelegant two restaurants on Wydown Boulevard. Directly across the street from each other, both Les Freres and I Fratelli were standing room only.

Nick Calandro

Nick Calandro

At the former, radiologist Dr. John Niemeyer hosted his wife, Maureen, and their children – Dr. Katy Niemeyer and Matthew Niemeyer, a resident medic at Mallinckrodt Radiology BJC  Across the street at I Fratelli, attorney Darold Crotzer and his wife, Jeri, filled the columnist’s ears with their and others’ comings and goings. At Il Bel Lago, retired quality chief of Monsanto Tom Greenman and his wife, Nancy, continued to cheer the Blues win. Nearby: Dr. Virginia Weldon and her hub, Francis Austin. Also there were Karen and Barrye Sher. The crowd dining alfresco was treated to the voice of troubador Nick Calandro.

Zoe Robinson

Zoe Robinson

Douglas Chang

Douglas Chang

Kitty Ratcliffe, Sharon Tucci, Eric Luebbert, Kim Tucci

Kitty Ratcliffe, Sharon Tucci, Eric Luebbert, Kim Tucci


Darold and Jeri Crotzer

Darold and Jeri Crotzer

Dr. John and Maureen Niemeyer, Dr. Katy and Matthew Niemeyer

Dr. John and Maureen Niemeyer, Dr. Katy and Matthew Niemeyer

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