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Podiatric specialist Jeffrey Brooks told us at Il Bel Lago, that he now has nine clinics and teaches 3-year courses of certified programs. BTW: Brooks and Joyce Sigrid Brooks have called off their marriage. . .Earlier, Mike Jones, senior advisor to County Exec Charlie Dooley, ruminated at Canyon Cafe about Francis Slay, Sr., and son/Mayor Francis Slay. Of the latter, he said, “That’s an apple that fell far from the tree”. . .A celebration of judges, who have served 25 years on the bench, will be held by the Lawyers Association at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 15 at the Westin Hotel. A special recognition of retired Mo. Supreme Court Judge Mike Wolff will also be held then. Judges to be honored are: Ken Romines; Bob Dierker and City Commissioner of Family Court Anne-Marie Clarke. They’re going fast now – those old-timers who remember the legendary judges, both circuit and federal, who made headline news. For those who love our town, there has been an irresistible and neurotic fascination with those judges. Besides, in those days there was honest graft and overflowing dockets. Among them were: George Moore; Ken Wangelin; Jim Meredith; Jack Reagan; Roy Harper; and Jack Nangle. There were lawyers, who didn’t have to use the media for all it was worth, when the media seemed pathetically eager to be used. Charlie Shaw, Ed Dowd, Rex Carr, Jake Lashly, Ken Teasdale, Tom Guilfoil, Morris Shenker, Rex Caruthers and Curtis Crawford, who stood proudly on their own reputations. . . “We’re keeping Markus Bluestein’s pioneering spirit alive,” said John Demas, consultant to Mallia Color/Design Studio, which bows Sept. 13 at 11772 Olive Blvd. Owner Cara Wuebbeling has attracted a number of the late Bluestein’s specialists at his Facade Salon including: Mark Lewis; Grace Henson Ballance and Lisa Weber.


“The building business might be tougher than the business of schools,” said St. Louis Public Schools overseer Rick Sullivan, who is former chief of McBride Homes.  Sullivan gave an example of Atlanta, which he said is a city with the worst residential construction in the nation.  He said, “In 2005 more than 60,000 were built there; in 2009 only 3,500 went up.  This year, McBride built 4,300 homes.”  With Sullivan was CSI Leasing’s  Ken Steinbach.. . .Doug Morgan has been tapped as board chairman of Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance. . .Gary O’Neil has been beckoned as board member of Commercial Banks. . . Score is the name of Raymond Slay‘s soon-to-debut alternative bar in The Grove. . .. Ginger Bistro, an Asian fusion dinery, is poised to bow on Delmar Boulevard in The Loop on Oct. 4. . .Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, prof of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt U, will present lectures on Oct. 18-19 at the Second Presbyterian Church in the CWE on “The Jewish Jesus; Misunderstanding Judaism Means Misunderstanding Jesus” and “How and Why Jews and Christians Read Scripture Differently” – all part of the 2010 Pfautch lecture series. . .More than 500 enjoyed the sights and sounds of the inaugural “Light the Town Pink” trivia night at the Kemp Auto Museum to benefit Siteman Cancer Center.  There were 10 rounds of challenging trivia, helmed by radio personalities Guy Phillips of Y98, Mark Reardon and Doug McElvin of KMOX,  Dana Daniels and Eric Kane of KEZK and Kelly Corday and Kevin – The Intern of Y98. . .Operation Brightside is celebrating a $250,000 grant from Pepsi “Refresh Everything”. . .The husband-wife team of Todd Stone and Kim McGuire have exited the Post-Dispatch and have moved north.  Stone was the enterprise team editor, while McGuire was the paper’s environmental reporter.  Stone is now the business editor of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune; McGuire has stepped away from journalism to become a stay-at-home mom with the couple’s new baby. . .A lavish, four-generation family saga, “A Matter of Happenstance,” chronicles the fictional Reinhardt family of retail princes and financiers across a century of St. Louis history.  A launch of the novel by Catherine Underhill Fitzpatrick will take place Oct. 24.  The author was a reporter and copy desk staffer at the old Globe-Democrat in the 1970s. . . Jim Hubbard reminds us that tickets are on sale for the Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses boxing event Nov. 24 at Scottrade Center.  The event is presented each year by the St. Louis Guns ‘N Hoses Boxing Assoc. and sponsored by Grey Eagle Distributors. . .Vel Green and the Spa at Winghaven have parted company.  .  .Sole, vendor of fashion comfort shoes, is bowing at Des Peres Plaza. . .Mo. Sec. of State Robin Carnahan‘s appearance at a fundraiser for her U.S. Senate race drew 100 deep-pocketed types at the St. Louis C.C. manse of Carole and Dr. Fred Gaskin.  Carole, a member of the prominent Dowd family, said Robin’s late dad, Gov. Mel Carnahan, endorsed Carole’s dad, the late Ed Dowd, for Mo. Guv.  in 1972. “Robin’s a clear choice for the people over big business,” opined Dr. Gaskin. As for the Tea Party, Gaskin said, “All of its members do is let off steam.  They obstruct everyone trying to do something”. . .Trattoria Branca owner Sam Kacar and his wife, Becky, are getting separate mail these days.  Seems that Sam became a player; Becky has hired tough barrister David Lacks. Meanwhile, Becky has taken over the Frontenac trattoria, one of three in the dinery chain.  Chef is Erwin Agastra, whose signature dish is halibut palermitano. . .Lewis Rice barrister Jack Pruelage and glammy jewelry consultant Taylor Pollock were a newsome-twosome at Bistro 1130 t’other night, along with Norbert Siegfried and his love, “B.G”.  Nearby was jeweler-to-the-stars Joe Genovese with his wife Nicole and daughter Sabrina. . .Rumor #1: State Rep. John Diehl will head the committee responsible for redistricting in which Missouri and Illinois might each lose one Congressional seat. Rumor #2: Mike Jones may be out at County Exec Charlie Dooley’s office..And Geoff Whittington has been named sports editor of Brian Timpone‘s Blockshopper Enterprise, which has partnerships with Hearst newspapers, Tribune Co., Sun-Times Media and provides content for major newspapers.  Timpone’s brainchild has just been profiled in Forbes magazine…


Former U.S. Attorney Ed Dowd is repping the Red Star and Mina Corp.,  accused by the Kyrgyzstan government of an “overly cozy relationship with the deposed regime” and that the company officials include the toppled president’s son, Maksim Baklyev, in their business in order to smooth fuel deliveries to the U.S. air bases, which have been a major hub for supplies in Afghanistan. The current standoff over fuel contracts to coalition forces involves U.S. officials in the contracting companies, who have worked with the Pentagon to become a
near monopoly supplier of aviation fuel to U.S. forces in Afghanistan. For seven years, the Pentagon has reportedly disbursed more than $2.2 billion to the companies for fuel deliveries to Bagram air base in Afghanistan and Manas air base in Kyrgyzstan. Congress has been outraged over the matter. Retired U.S. army colonel Chuck Squires, who has served as operations manager for both companies has said that ownership of the companies has been kept “secret” as a matter of security.  Dowd, Squires’ attorney, said his client will cooperate with the investigation “if the subcommittee is reasonable about giving me time to get up to speed on the facts.”

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