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Next month, Wrigley will roll out Alert Energy Caffeine gum targeting the 25-49 year-old consumers. The gum contains 40 percent caffeine equivalent to a half-cup of coffee or 16 ounces of soda.


Three pointers filled the lunchtime air at Molly Darcy’s in Clayton, where Molly’s helmsman Carl Wnter  and LHM bossman Bob O’Laughlin hosted three of our towns basketball legends: Jim Kennedy; Jim “Bubba” Goessling and Rich Grawer.  While the lynchpins of DeSmet Jesuit’s first State Chamionship exchanged long range barbs, onlooker’s Michael B. Smallwood and Clayton High A.D. Bob Bonebeamed from ear to ear.  Nearby, CBC alum Tom Neusel, with his son Connor,  recounted running into Goessling’s fellow Christ the King of U.City alum Tara McCormack Hogan at Neusel’s 40 year CBC High School reunion.  Other CKS alums include Ronnoco’s Frank Guyol,  the late John Ferrara and former Congresswoman Joan Kelly Horn.  Sayeth Neusel:  “We Catholic’s don’t care  which high school you attended – we want to know which parish you grew up in!”  Future barrister Connor Neusel,  fresh off completing his second year at Mizzou Law, is interning with real estate/golf legend Tom O’Toole’s firm.


Seventeen businesses and organizations have opened in The Grove since 2010 and at least five more are on the way in 2012.  “I’ve never seen the Grove that crowded before, the sidewalks were filled like people moving from venue to venue,” cited the Atomic Cowboy’s Chip Schloss. “It felt like the quarter in New Orleans.”  Beginning the New Year right – nothing like curing a hangover with yoga – at the new Urban Breath Yoga on Manchester Road. New also are No Coast Skateboards, Sameem Afghan Restaurant and Catering and soon – O’Shay’s Irish Pub and Soho Restaurant & Lounge.

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