DAUGHTER: Good news! I got an A in chemistry!
DAUGHTER: Mom, do you know what that abbreviation means?
MOM: Of course I do. “Wow, that’s fantastic.”
GIVEN THE ERUPTIONS IN BALTIMORE, it’s fortuitous timing that the “bold and uncompromising documentary” called “Spanish Lake” shows tonight at 7:30 at Webster University. It focuses on economic oppression in the North county suburb and depicts “America’s growing political divide, underlying racism, and the rise of anti-government sentiment.” Director Phillip Morton will do a Q & A after the screening.
At Zoe Pigeon’s I Fratellini in Clayton, young lovers Krista McBride and Nick Rieck sipped the bubbly on their first anniversary. They’ll probably head for THAT DAY. With 50 percent of our nation’s population over 65, people can reflect on dating. In our town, some may remember shopping for the ring at Wehmueller, Hess & Culbertson, Jaccard’s, Zale’s, Hamilton Jewelry, Gallant or buying the ring at Dunn’s. The cake from Wotka’s, Teutenberg’s, Lake Forest, Northwest Bakery, Pratzel’s, Komen’s or opt for Bavarian zwibelkuchen at the Schwarz family’s old Town Hall on Clayton Road.
The photographer from Tooley Myron, Vincent Price or Block Brothers. Floral arrangements from Nettie’s Flower Garden. Entertainment by Russ David or Bonnie Ross orchestras. Standup comic: Tino DiFranco. Honeymoon on an Ozark Airlines flight to Chicago for a honeymoon at the Sherman or Conrad Hilton Hotel and dinner in the Pump Room at the Ambassador East, Henrici’s or Fritzel’s. Onward to a floorshow at the Chez Paree where Sophie Tucker, Ted Lewis, Jimmy Durante or Carmen Miranda might be regular headliners. Back to Lambert Field and the money has parted. Then, it’s dinner at our town’s Forum, Holloway House or Pope’s Cafeterias. Nowadays, they would join the millennials at Sugar Fire, where affable hosts Katie McTague and Matt Quinlisk ply their trade in serving some of the most savory barbecue ribs here.
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.