Saturday, February 9, 2013
International Death Penalty activist Sr. Helen Prejean visits Frontenac School for 3 days.
St. Joseph’s Academy had a very special guest this week. Their guest is book writer; nominee for a Nobel Peace Prize and an advocate for the end of the Death Penalty. Sister Helen Prejean, from New Orleans, and a graduate of a St. Joseph’s School in Baton Rouge, LA spent three days in St. Louis, visiting with all the members of the school community. She spoke to everyone from students to retirees; and of course, taking in the opening-night of the school’s daring and challenging play: “Dead Man Walking.” Sister Prejean, CSJ is author of the international best seller “Dead Man Walking: an eyewitness account of the death penalty.” Her life’s work has been serving the poor of New Orleans (she moved into the housing projects of the Big Easy) to…
Sunday, February 3, 2013
We've got you covered for the big NFL matchup between San Francisco and Baltimore
Kickoff is scheduled for approximately 5:30 p.m. on Sunday February 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl 47 (XLVII if you're interested in Roman numerals). Here's the CBS TV schedule for Super Bowl Sunday (all times central): 10:00 a.m. Road To The Super Bowl 11:00 a.m. New Orleans: Let The Good Times Roll, hosted by Wynton Marsalis 12:00 p.m. Phil Simms' All Iron Team: Super Bowl Edition 1:00 p.m. The Super Bowl Today 5:00 p.m. The Super Bowl on CBS Kick-Off Show Alicia Keys will perform the national anthem, with Beyonce headlining the halftime show. PREDICTIONS As for what will happen when the teams actually take the field, we asked Creve Coeur area high school football …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
How do you pick sides when both coaches are your own sons?
The toughest spot at Super Bowl XLVII this year will be for former collegiate coach Jack Harbaugh and his wife Jackie who live these days in Mequon, Wis. Their two sons, Jim and John, coaches for the San Franciso 49ers and Baltimore Ravens respectively are the first two brothers ever in the history of the NFL to face each other in this championship series. Choosing sides is something the elder Harbaughs simply would really rather not be doing. Getting it wrong, again It does bring me great pleasure to report that the mound of sound, radio’s Rush Limbaugh got it dead WRONG again. Several days ago, a caller asked Rush on the EIB Network if would be neat if the two Harbaugh brothers both won in the league championship games and would face …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Twenty one students surpass vacation time to help stabilize New Orleans neighborhoods.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Twenty-one students from St. Joseph’s Academy, along with several faculty and staff members, spent their spring break in New Orleans helping to rebuild the city’s destroyed infrastructure and homes. The young ladies got to the workplace each morning at 7:00 a.m. and worked until 5:00 p.m. While there they installed insulation, built porches, painted railings and built sidewalks. Each evening the girls de-briefed on how they had “helped the dear neighbor” that day.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Locals earn their spots in the Big Dance with sparkling records this year.
For the first time in the modern era, everyone in my family is happy with the NCAA basketball tournament selections. My son went to Indiana; everyone else graduated from Mizzou. I’ve been a life-long Billiken fan. My brother went to Michigan, and lived across the street from Michigan State. This time, all these schools are in. Everyone’s happy. This field of 68 includes something for everyone. I guess I could bet with my heart or my head. How about a Billiken-Mizzou final game in the West regional in Phoenix? Special congratulations are in order for Rick Majerus and his Billikens who beat Oklahoma, Washington, Boston College, Xavier and other powerful teams this season to earn a berth outright with a sparkling 25-7 record. The only time …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Former St. Louis Rams running back, Marshall Faulk, gets kudos from across the country with Pro Football Hall of Fame induction.
While we would like to claim former St. Louis Rams running back, Marshall Faulk, as our own, he has shared his special brand of eliteness with other teams. His induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame brought kudos from admirers throughout the U.S. Not only was he inducted, he got into the Hall in his first year of eligibility, a special feat, indeed. He came from the mean streets of New Orleans where he attended G.W. Carver High School. Coach Wayne Reese saw the athletic potential in Faulk, and the rest, as they say, is history. www.goaztecs.cstv.com, the sports website of San Diego State University where Faulk was a three time All-American for the Aztecs, quoted Faulk as saying during his speech, “To the red and black Aztec Nation. …