Effective today: Once one of the nation’s largest chains of for-profit
colleges, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., is shutting down and leaving 16,000
students in the lurch. The closure potentially costs the U.S. Dept. of
Education more than $10 million. At its peak, Corinthian operated more
than 120 colleges with 100,000 students.
DURING WAR TIMES of the past, there were rationing, shortage of tires, posters of Uncle Sam that read “I want you!,” ammunition plants, five-star mothers, blackouts, air raid wardens, draft cards and V-Mail. There were “pin-up girls” like those of Jane Russell, Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth and Ann Sheridan. New movies around World War II: “Gone With The Wind”; “Casablanca”; “Meet Me in St. Louis”; “Now Voyager” and reruns of the Andy Hardy series with Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland or Ann Rutherford.
Where else did you find people driving around with their tops down and heaters on, wearing sunglasses with their jackets and shivering in line to buy a Velvet Freeze ice cream cone? There was the St. Louis Browns’ Ken Williams, the first Major League player to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in a season. Where else could you get a hot-buttered martini? Only in our town.