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A Fork in the Road

Fairview resident Sharon Stevens and her husband, Frank Schmidt, have dreaded completion of Rollins Road for the past 15 years.

“I hoped they’d never get to it,” said Stevens, whose home is at the edge of Fairview Park at Westport Drive and the end of Rollins Road.

Retooled Rams top Cardinals

It wasn’t St. Louis’ traditional offensive lineup, but it got the job done.

In St. Louis’ 37-13 win against Arizona on Sunday at Edward Jones Dome, Rams quarterback Marc Bulger and running back Lamar Gordon, who didn’t have starting jobs when the season began, accounted for more than 88 percent of the Rams’ offense.

Petition calls for curbs on panhandling

Almost every morning at 7 a.m., Leigh Lockhart, owner of The Main Squeeze on Ninth Street, finds the same man passed out in a dirty baseball cap in front of her café.

The problem is more than people sleeping on benches.

Boone County to get changes in zoning code

Extensive revisions to Boone County’s zoning regulations are beginning to show up on county commission agendas for final approval.

The revisions are the product of a series of public hearings and lengthy discussions by the Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission over the spring and summer. At its Tuesday night meeting, the Boone County Commission is scheduled to approve revisions to the first five sections of the zoning code.

Abron can’t save Tigers from year’s first defeat

Abron was Missouri’s strongest offensive threat in Saturday’s loss against Kansas.

On their walk of shame past Kansas’ student section into the visiting team’s locker room, some Missouri football players looked only to their feet. Some kept their helmet straps fastened and peered around at the Jayhawks’ celebration. Before free safety Nino Williams stepped through the doors, he looked over his shoulder at the students crawling on the south goal post and exhaled sharply.

The Meter Readers

It’s already nearing 90 degrees at 9:30 on a Thursday morning, and Jimmy Ott has found his oasis — a large, red Water and Light van cresting a hill in the Valleyview Garden subdivision.

Perspiration staining his blue work shirt and Cardinals hat, his sleeves rolled up and arms baking in the sun, he fills his paper cup twice from the mud-stained cooler that sits in the van’s back seat. He finally called in on his radio for water after having walked several miles on his meter-reading route, which isn’t completed yet.

Hall gets record run at right time

BALTIMORE — Given a second chance by the blundering Baltimore Ravens, Dante Hall sprinted 97 yards into the NFL record book.

Hall’s kickoff return with 5:08 left broke a tie and kept the Kansas City Chiefs unbeaten with a 17-10 victory Sunday.

Back to life

Joe Lueckenott heard it first.

It “sounded like leaves blowing in the winter time,” he says.

He turned around to see Jay Snellen standing at the edge of the roof with fire shooting from electric high-line wires to his hands, through his body and into his legs. Lueckenott raced across the roof and grabbed a 2-by-4 to try to knock Snellen free, but just as Lueckenott grabbed the 2-by-4 he heard a pop.

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