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Panera Bread Company has picked a Chicago firm, Cramer-Krasselt, Chicago, as its new creative agency. . .On Friday, a discussion of our town’s local TV newscasts will happen at the James J. Eagan Civic Center in Florissant. Participants include former anchors Dick Ford, Julius Hunter, Don Marsh and Laurie Waters. . .Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley recently set up a Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee on the state’s transportation needs.  In the coming weeks, that body, chaired byRod Jetton and Bill McKenna, will be holding public meetings.  But blogger Steve Patterson points out that the first meeting, set for this afternoon in Chesterfield, isn’t accessible by public transit.  He also notes that most panel members “represent businesses/industries that profit from keeping Missouri locked into the auto culture”. . .The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum reminds us that this weekend is the 85th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s solo transatlantic flight.  The museum houses Lindbergh’s memorabilia and a reproduction of the Spirit of St. Louis’ cockpit.


For a mere $4,200, Bauman Rare Books in NYC is selling a 1927 edition of “We,” one of reportedly just 1,000 copies signed by its author, Charles Lindbergh.


Our town was one of the best ideas of mankind.  A sensibly sized city favored by God and nature, spiced by the Italians, Asians, Germans, Greeks and Irish, once run by the Lebanese.  Its cultural life was enriched with Enrico Caruso singing at the old Coliseum, Leonard Bernstein conducting at the Kiel,  the Barrymores and Sarah Bernhadt emoting at the old American Theater.  There were T.S. Eliot and Tennessee Williams writing masterpieces, physicist and Nobel laureate Arthur Holly Compton, whose investigations ultimately led to the development of the atomic bomb and visionaries who financed the historic flight of Charles Lindbergh.  The table on which those visionaries planned their Spirit of St. Louis investments still remains intact at the Racquet Club-east. Corporate giants such as Monsanto, Mallinckrodt, Tums, Ralston-Purina, Emerson, Anheuser-Busch, Brown Shoe and Ravarino-Freshi were birthed here. R-F turned out pasta products that fed the world.  Segue:  Pasta was uppermost in the mind of KMOX radio’s John Carney, when he hosted the “Carney Kids Charities” gambol at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Clayton, that drew more than 450 donors for the Halloween themed event.  During the auction, Carney turned to auctioneer and  Pasta House bossman Kim Tucci and joked, “To think, I went to Tuscany to learn to make ravioli so I could come back here where you charge $9 a serving.”  The organization is rare since it has no one on its payroll and divvies monies raised for six charitable agencies (see )  With Carney was his wife, Suzanne and sons, John James and Liam.  KTRS radio’s McGraw Millhaven was also on hand of whom Carney quipped, “He’d have to stay late to have the comedy explained to him.” John Daus of Johnny’s in Soulard provided the sparkle for the event.  He brought in about eight glammies to dress up the evening.  Caneyskids was founded by the broadcaster and Joanie Protzel, who serves as its exec director.  For the walloping evening, Joanie got major assists from her children, Erica and Max, and her husband, Alan.

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