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SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL, LAURA BARRETT, JIMMY CONNORS

Some of the most skilled Post-Dispatch reporters have taken¬† buyouts including Tim O’Neil and Pat Gauen. You can tell that from today’s P-D website: “Anhueser-Busch” bought the Cardinals in 1953. . .The New York Times says Missouri pol Roy Blunt has “sharp political instincts” and will be “a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee to watch” if/when the panel starts to investigate ties between Russia and Trump and his aides. . .The National Churchill Museum in Fulton now has a much-discussed and previously overlooked manuscript penned by the then-prime minister about extraterrestrials in which he asked, “Are we alone in the universe?”. . .Among those credited with the defeat of Andrew Puzder as would-be Labor Dept. head is our town’s Laura Barrett, topper of Interfaith Worker Justice. Barrett, a veteran community organizer, spent a decade with Chicago-based Gamaliel Foundation, the faith-based social justice group where Barack Obama got his early training.

HISTORIC FEB. 21: 1986, Tennis star Jimmy Connors fined $20,000 and suspended for 10 weeks; 1972, Richard Nixon, first president to visit China; 1431, England begins trial of Joan of Arc.

SIGHTEM AT CHURCH: “Do overs welcome.”

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