Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

First Woman Makes Splash at Mac

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

First Woman Makes Splash at Mac

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HELLO, AGAIN!: "It's a dubious claim to fame," says JoAnn Tracy, an attorney with the law firm Husch & Eppenberger. Tracy was the first woman to swim in the pool at the Missouri Athletic Club after the lifting of the club's ban on female participation there. "I began swimming at 8 a.m. Sept. 1, and it was quite a thrill," she said. "The men in the pool were very supportive and treated me nicely." . . .

The Rev. Barry McGannon of St. Louis University and the Rev. Maurice McNamee, director of Cupples House, are off and running with SLU's DuBourg Society on the annual members' trek. They are pursuing the roots of Western civilization in Greece, off the tall ship Windstar. In his pre-tour comments to the group, Father Mac said, "At 84, I feel a little like Odysseus as we launch off to sea together."

Coronet Travel's mouthpiece for the tour, Joan Kiburz, said "Our trick as a group will be to keep up with Father Mac, mentally and physically."

Another Jesuit on the move: The Rev. Sherwood "Woody" Boian has taken on a temporary assignment as exec director of Boys' Hope in Cincinnati. He said, "I'll be home for Christmas!" Asked whether Cincinnati has a Girls' Hope, Father Boian joshed, "Not since Marge Schott!" . . .

The Blues' front office has hired Jim Goessling, a sales vet with credentials at selling boxes for the Big Red and signage at The Arena, to sell commercial time for the team.

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TWOSOMES: Local golf kingpin Jeff Smith, exec director of the Gateway PGA, and his wife of eight years, Erin Conaway, an exec with Dillard's, are splitsville. . . .

Restaurateur Joe Hanon and antiques maven Dorothy Dean Ziern became husband and wife Friday in the City by the Bay. The post-nupt celebration - a black-tie event - took place in the Hearst castle in San Simeon, Calif. …

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