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A block away at Anthony’s, Ira and Bill DeWitt, III dined at the bar with their eyes riveted to the screen and flinching as the Braves’ prowess.
Nearby, Pulaski prez Tom Reeves was feted on his birthday by his wife, Kathy, and his offspring Katie, Brian and Danny Reeves, who confided he’s bought six Justin Bieber toothbrushes for gift-giving.
At Tony’s Louis andGiovanna Buck honored their son, Chris on his graduation. Ditto for Tony’s matire de Ken Bollwerk, who fed his son, Ken Jr., on his graduation, while Lindenwood prof Bob Frischmann joined in the festivities. In Tony’s party room, Beth Pollnow
tossed her own natal day celebration with her twin brothers, Slade and Trask Bradbury and a crowd of celebutantes. On Mom’s Day at the Ritz Carlton,
Brett Syberg, with his best gal-pal, Abigail Lopez, explained how his family’s namesake restaurant chain is expanding:
“We’re tearing an entire block on Gravois in Affton to create a Fast Eddie’s; we’ll build two beer gardens at Syberg’s in Chesterfield; we’re exploring the construction of Syberg’s venues in Arnold and Fairview Heights, Illinois.”
Brett noted both his parents, three brothers and two sisters are involved in the company, where he is head chef.
Many of Ladue lovelies mingled with modest income types of the engineering faculty, students, civic and political well-wishers the other day in front of a new building on the ever-expanding campus of WashU. Former U.S. Ambassador and Hunter Engineering chair Stephen Brauer and his wife, Kimmy, were showered with greatness by chancellor Mark Wrighton and trustee vice-chairs David Kemper and John F. McDonnell for supporting the construction of the Stephen F. & Camilla T. Brauer Hall of School of Engineering & Applied Science. Among the big-buck donors for the school, that is enrolling students from as far away as China, were Neal and Yasuko Mattione, Jerome and Rosalie Brasch and Dr. David Ke-Chiang Tao. Wrighton boasted that the Brauers are two of our town’s and America’s most distinguished citizens. As usual, Kimmy stole the day by insisting that she is unworthy of having her name on the building and that she chased Stephen way back in elementary school. The guests were stunned to hear that she
probably was the only audience member, who doesn’t have a graduate degree from college, due to having had dyslexia as a child. But, it was noted, she does have a master’s in charm, eloquence and compassion for the less fortunate as she serves as vice-chair of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and one of Missouri’s consummate fundraisers. Well-wishers on hand were Mo. Lt. Gov.
Peter Kinder, Craig Schnuck, Bucky and Patti Bush, Frank and Grace Yin, Gentry Trotter, Cedge Barksdale, Ann Liberman, Dr. Bill and Pat Peck, Fred and Kathy Hanser, Bill and Kathy DeWitt.
In our town, the home opener is taken with commendable seriousness in an annual exercise in which everybody gets into the act. And so, it was endlessly fascinating on Monday. If there had been a Michelin Guide for our town (“worth a special journey”) it would have been to watch the Cardinals’ dynamics as well as the spectators…Richard Mark, senior veep at Ameren UE, offered an update on the company’s Karen Foss. “She’s had health issues and all her money was taken by her ex-husband,” said Mark. Angie Detmers, a former staffer with The Lakin Law Firm, recalled her visit a few weeks ago with her friend, Tom Lakin, in the federal prison in Forest City, Ark. “He looks wonderful and works out constantly,” she noted. “He’ll be out in two years.” Helming the Cardinals’ exec offices for 25 years, the affable Agnes “Aggie” Ceriotti, recalled one of Jack Buck‘s last visits with her. “He leaned over my desk, shaking with tremors, and joked, ‘This desk is shaking – get a different one.” When Buck learned that Aggie’s grandson, Robbie, was stricken with arthrogriposis (born with the lack of muscles in his arms and legs), Aggie said that Buck knelt down and cried. Dobbs Tire and Autos Centers’ chief David Dobbs bemoaned the skyrocketing costs of tires. He said that most car dealers buy some from his firm. “The tsunami knocked out 40 percent of the rubber needed,” said Dobbs. “After all, they’re made from rubber, steel and oil. While auto sales are up, some people are keeping their cars for an average of 12 years.” Meanwhile, Dobbs has 38 company-owned shops in Illinois and Missouri and the company is now focusing on further openings in Columbia and Crystal City/Festus. The firm’s initial outing was the purchase of a Goodyear store in Webster Groves. “They (the Cardinals) look good on paper; let’s see what they do on the field,” said young Bill DeWitt, before the game began. He accompanied his sis, Katy DeWitt Kern. With a great timber to his voice, Dan Shannon, Mike’s heir, was asked why he wasn’t interested in broadcasting. “They could have only one son doing it,” he joshed. Dan’s mom, Pat, was on hand, along with Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood’s GM Matt Kruszynski, who pointed out,”We’re now serving organic, grass-fed beef.” Here ‘n there were: Cele and Mike Pulitzer, who gestured he keeps busy in the gym at their home in Santa Barbara. KTRS Radio’s Tim Dorsey was asked if his station is negotiating for a new contract to continue Cardinal broadcasts. He winked and said, “If we don’t get it, I’ll buy you lunch at Beffa’s.” Nearby were ESPN Radio’s Randy Karaker, stunning Brook Wallace, Brenda and Chuck Hatfield and Linda and Sen. Kit Bond, who proudly mentioned that his son, Sam, is now studying for his MBA. Barrister Castor J. Armesto, who handles mergers and acquisitions for the Stinson Morrison Hecker firm, beamed and said that this year’s business is up substantially over 2009. The pride of the St. Louis Police Dept., detective Tom Carroll, chased out the first unruly drunk from the stadium before the game began. (The dude probably filled up with 16-ounce, to-go containers of beer at the neighboring Hilton Hotel for only $5 bucks each, compared to the ballpark’s $8.) Earlier, detective Carroll told the columnist, “I have all your books at home and read every one of them.” (Hello?)
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