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SLU has returned to U.S. News and World Reports’ top 100 national universities. . .Mizzou today: officials from the Italian government and the university and a power company are combining research involving priceless Italian artifacts. . .Speakers this year at WashU Student Union are: Kevar Burton of “Star Trek” fame and Michelle Kwan, the Olympic figure skater.
Speaking of higher learning institutions, we’re now being inundated by ad campaigns from accredited universities as well as diploma mills. Think WGU University, U of Phoenix; St. Louis College of Health Careers; Missouri College; Capella. Turning to the 100 year-old and highly respected Central Institute for the Deaf, it now has upped its tuition to $27,000 a year and as little as $10 per month for those whose families cannot afford the big bucks.
CITING THE WISHES OF
“How the Catholic Church Masterminded the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Debacle” is the title of an explosive article on the Salon blog. The story: “While evangelical Christians ultimately brought down the contraception mandate, they had big help from Catholics.” It continues about a Missouri father who’s looking to keep his daughters from access to birth control.
SHOW STOPPERS, ETC
The St. Louis Show Stoppers musical revue at Clayton HIgh’s theater raised the roof to a rousing presentation of numbers from “Show Boat,” “Gypsy,” “The Pajama Game” and “Meet Me in St. Louis” – all to benefit the Siteman Cancer Center. Directed by Barbara Parker Helmer, the cast included: Vickie Horton; Debbie Burkemper; Mary Schwandt; Walter Schultz; Pepi Parshall; Mike Sander; Marvin Cohen; Ginny Weiss; Niki Newcomb; Barry McClintock; Herb Seidel; Ron Hollander; Margie Hermelin and Stefanie Kluba among others.
Onward a few blocks away at Giovanni’s Kitchen, a toast to the upcoming (Nov. 9) wedding of Jennifer Csengody to Zach Novetsky, Her parents and sis, Tom, Susan and Dana couldn’t have been more pleased. Nearby, Nancy and Dr. Robert Taxman enjoyed the good life with pals. Bob is a celebrated internist and coronary specialist.
Two attorneys will soon ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Missouri Supreme Court’s restrictive 1997 Drewer ruling, which protects institutions that are sued for child sex crimes by their employees. And they’re challenging a more recent decision in the Fr. James Tierney abuse case in which Catholic officials are seeking thousands of pages of records from SNAP about clergy sex abuse victims.
Ted (Theodore J.) Flicker died Friday at 84. He was producer, director and performer with the Compass Players in Gaslight Square. Then he was able to create the Crystal Palace Theater in 1959. He and Fran Landesman wrote the musical, “The Nervous Set,” which eventually became a Broadway and London hit. RIP.