Community Title Closing Brings Civil Rights Suit

By Berger, Jerry | St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), March 1, 1996 | Go to article overview

Community Title Closing Brings Civil Rights Suit


Berger, Jerry, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


W EEK'S WRAP: Keep it under your hat that Jim Davis of Futura Properties has retained the services of barrister Rex Caruthers to file a lawsuit against the state of Missouri, et al. Davis, who once owned Community Title Co., is alleging that the state violated his civil rights, based on the Civil Rights Act of 1983, when it shut down his firm. His complaint says that "the Missouri Department of Insurance had no basis for taking over Community, thus depriving Davis of his livelihood." . . .

Now, we all love Kemoll's Italian Restaurant in the Metropolitan Square Building, but last Monday many of the 2,300 people in that building embraced Mark Cusumano's dining mecca like you couldn't imagine. A gasket blew in a valve involved in the building's pump system and water shot into electrical panels. Pumps were turned off and the building's bathrooms above the first floor ceased to function. Kemoll's, on the ground floor, had turnaway crowds from 12:55 to 4:15 p.m., when repairs were completed. . . .

South County activist Gloria Weber is negotiating the start-up of a new county-wide independent newspaper to counterbalance what she calls "a very disturbing lurch to the far right" in county weeklies. . . .

Jeff Balk, publisher of TWISL magazine, knows a good cover when he sees one. The March 7-20 cover is split between Wayne Gretzky and Clementine's bar tender, Matt, an entrant in the bar's wet Jockey contest. TWISL, available at Streetside Records and The Daily Planet, targets the gay community.

THERE'LL ALWAYS BE A PRESS AGENT: To hype its 34th animated feature, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," Walt Disney Pictures is sending out a mall tour, keyed to the movie, with an interactive exhibit including a medieval festival, performers, stage shows and animation demonstrations. The show will be at Crestwood Plaza March 29-31, with free admission.

NOW THEN: Greg Zoller has ankled his post as interim administrator of Missouri Baptist Med Center for yon horizons in San Antonio. . . .

Vet deli llama Bob Chinsky has returned to his roots from ChiTown to bow Chinsky's Kitchen at 4630 Lindell Boulevard, once a Garavelli's.

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