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STEVEN JACKSON GETS AWARD

“Personally, I like the small feel to St. Louis,” opined the NFL’s highest-paid running back Steve Jackson, 29, between takes in an interview with Post-Dispatch sports scribe Bryan Burwell Wednesday night at the Ritz Carlton.  Jackson paused and chirped, “I feel like a rookie all over again.” He arrived with his sister, Rhonda, who said she manages affairs between her brother and management.  They live in their native Las Vegas near their parents: mom, a real estate agent and dad, a casino pit boss at Caesars Palace. Steve and Blues owner Tom Stillman received visionary awards at the “Dining in the Dark” dinner benefiting the Foundation Fighting Blindness at which guests wore masks while dining to simulate blindness.  An auction was held by Blues KMOX  play-by-play announcer Chris Kerber.  The proceeds of the event from more than 250 benefit research and cures for retinal degeneration disease. Sports figures including the Cardinals’ John Mozeliak, a national trustee of the foundation, Kevin Demoff, exec veep of the Rams, and Bruce Affleck, COO of the Blues were on hand as well as a round of medics including Drs. Alan Londe (reconstructive surgeon) and Daniel Jasper (internist), who had just bowed his boutique practice and confided, “It’s about $1,700 a year for each patient and less than daily cups of Starbucks.”

 

WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN

Time was, every St. Louis household collected rainwater in barrels – but the containers eventually went the way of buggy whips.  They are, however, back again, especially in affluent west St. Louis county and the trendy Central West End where they have been purchased from websites for more than $100 each.  Now, MSD plans to get in on the trend offering discount-priced rain barrels through its billing department to MSD customers “current on their sewer bills.”  Delinquents and non-MSD customers need not apply for the $65 barrels. . .

Needlepoint has become hotter than ever, according to tycoon Dennis Jones, whose wife, Judy is involved with the Needlepoint Clubhouse in the Plaza Shops on New Ballas Road with Linda Aboussie, Judy Harper and Linda Bryant.  The craft has brought together four generations of Pearce-Jones-Franz girls.  They’re also offering the first Judaic catalog of designs in our town.  That news was offered by Dennis, who was cornered t’other day by Chris Pauli of Crown Investment Partners, who said his fund was up 36 percent in ’09. Sun-drenched Jones had just returned from an 18-day voyage on his yacht with Dr. Alan Londe, Sandy Tucker, Tom and Eleanor Berra and Bert and Eileen Wise.  Meanwhile, you can send congrats to Dennis and Judy Jones on their past-half-century of wedded bliss.


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