Dr. Andrea Wang-Gillam, asst. prof. and pancreatic cancer specialist at WashU, has lauded a breakthrough of Calgene’s drug, AbraX, that prolongs the lives of patients in clinical trials. . .Approved by Apple Inc., a device, WUSTL Circulator, is now avaiable to WashU students to find classrooms and timing. Now, if only a device like that could guide visitors to the ever-sprawling west county hospitals, wouldn’t that be great?. . .Stacey Lannert, the young Belleville woman who as a teenager, shot and killed her father who she says molested her, speaks at St. Louis Community College at Meramec on March 21. Lannert spent 18 years behind bars for the crime. . .Illinois gun rights activists have asked a federal appeals court to reject a request by Illinois top attorney for another hearing on a lawsuit aimed to allow Illinoisans to carry loaded weapons in public. . .College students have moved to the middle! Forty-seven percent identify their political beliefs as “middle of the road” and identifying as liberal decreased to 34 percent, according to a survey by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute. . .Following Oprah’s interviews with cyclist Lance Armstrong, a class-action lawsuit against him was filed about his books, “It’s Not About the Bike” and “Every Second Counts,” in which the plaintiffs seek refunds of the tomes as well as other costs. . .The St. Louis Zoofari’s creative black-tie event is slated for 7 p.m., June 21. . .Dr. Phil McGraw’s contract with CBS Television Distrib. has been extended through 2017. His show debuted in 2002. . .With barely three weeks to go, Vashon biology teacher Samantha Lurie and a dozen of her students are still scrambling to raise $15k to finish financing their spring break biology field trip to Costa Rica. If you can lend a hand: Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org … Beginning Monday – weather permitting – the Budweiser sign that sits atop the Bevo Building on the Anheuser-Busch brewery grounds, will be renovated to retain its famous classic style and design replaced with a brighter version using LED technology.