Thomas Sowell – Looking Back

Thomas Sowell

After my 85th birthday last week, I looked back over my life and was surprised to discover in how many different ways I had been lucky, in addition to some other ways in which I was unlucky.

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Thomas Sowell – A Legacy of Cliches

Thomas Sowell

Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliche of "a legacy of slavery." But anyone who is being serious, as distinguished from being political, would surely want to know if whatever he is talking about — whether fatherless children, crime or whatever — is in fact a legacy of slavery or of some of the many other things that have been done in the century and a half since slavery ended.

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2015 high school all-state baseball teams

The Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association has announced its all-state teams. Here are the local athletes who were selected. Class 5 FIRST TEAM P Blake Charlton, jr., CBC;  DH/UT Matt Vierling, sr., CBC; SECOND TEAM P Bo Highfill, sr., Eureka; P Brennan Barnes, sr., Marquette; IF Blake Clynes, sr., Eureka. HONORABLE MENTION P Nate Witherspoon, jr., Eureka; C Mike Million, sr., CBC; OF Dan Covert, sr., Marquette. Class 4  SECOND TEAM P Luke Matheny, sr., Westminster Christian Academy;  C Jake Matheny, jr., Westminster;. HONORABLE MENTION P Michael Failoni, sr., Westminster;  IF Benjamin Sems, jr., Westminster.

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2015 all-state high school girls soccer teams

The Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Association have announced their 2015 all-state teams. Here is a look at the local athletes who made the teams: Class 4 SUPERLATIVES Goalkeeper of the year: Kelsey Ponder, St. Joseph’s Academy. FIRST TEAM D Brittney Robinson, sr., Eureka; D Anna Martin, sr., St. Joseph’s;  G Kelsey Ponder, sr., St. Joseph’s; M Taylor Schneider, sr., Lafayette; M Jessica Smelcer, sr., Eureka; M Carly Wickenheiser, sr., St. Joseph’s. SECOND TEAM D Jordy Wipke, sr., Lafayette; D Madison Meador, jr., Marquette; F Abby Pulliam, sr., Erueka; F Mallory Stock, so., St. Joseph’s;  M Kelly McLaughlin, sr., St. ...

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2015 all-state high school boys lacrosse team

Thye Missouri Scholastic Lacrosse Association has announced its 2015  all-state teams for Division I and Division II. Here is a look at the teams. Division I ATTACK Brendan Duggan, sr., Lafayette; Noah Iversen, sr., De Smet; John Binder, jr., Webster Groves. MIDFIELD Gaines Bundy, so., MICDS; Will Cella, sr., MICDS;  Michael Gianino, sr., MICDS; Craig Koester, sr., De Smet; Nick Pisani, jr., Chaminade; Harry Wellford, so., MICDS. DEFENSE Jake Burmeister, jr., MICDS;  Brian Pandolfo, sr., De Smet; Hunter Schmidt, sr., SLUH. LONG STICK MIDDLE Connor Hill, sr., Marquette; Michael Snodgrass, sr., De Smet. SPECIALIST Alex Bean, jr., MICDS; Pat Broughton, ...

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2015 all-state high school girls lacrosse team

The Missouri Scholastic Lacrosse Association has announced its 2015  all-state girls team. Here is a look at the team. ATTACK Olivia Coomes, Westminster Christian Academy; Jen Marey, Eureka; Lilliy Thiemann, MICDS; Averie Fuller, Kirkwood; Rachel Kegler, Cor Jesu. MIDFIELD Jackie Karl, St. Joseph’s Academy; Maria Johnson, Lafayette; Harper Larson, Westminster;  Kristin Weber, St. Joseph’s; Rebecca Wellford, MICDS; Kaylon Buckner, Ladue; Barrett Carlson, John Burroughs; Mary Grace Cusamano, Villa Duchesne; Regina Doty, Kirkwood;  Louise Keefer, Villa Duchesne. DEFENSE Kenzie Bemis, Eureka; Corinne Condie, John Burroughs; Brittney Tucker, Westminster. GOALKEEPER Ellis Chalfant, MICDS; Tabatha Saake, Parkway West.

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Ballwin offering ‘safe transaction zone”

The Ballwin Police Department has announced that the station’s front parking lot and lobby, at 300 Park Drive in Vlasis Park, is now a “safe transaction zone” for Craigslist and other online-generated, face-to-face transactions.

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