Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Gertrude Bernoudy's Art Fetches Cool $6.7 Million

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Gertrude Bernoudy's Art Fetches Cool $6.7 Million

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COUNTDOWN: The art collection of the late Gertrude Bernoudy fetched $6.7 million at Christie's in Gotham. . . .

Have you seen the latest series of commercials for the personal injury law office of Cofman & Townsley? The spin at the end of the commercials is: "At Cofman & Townsley, your case is handled only by a partner, not by a junior associate." Is there an implication that junior associates are incompetent, perhaps? Not so! You may be interested to know that Sally Townsley, the wife of Cofman & Townsley's Larry Townsley, is a junior associate with the firm of Peper, Martin, Jensen, Maichel and Hetlage. That's OK with Larry Townsley, who commented, "She's not with me, but at a silk-stocking law firm."

WHEE, THE PEOPLE: Ching-Ling Tai has just been elected to the national board of the Organization of Chinese-Americans in Washington, D.C., as veep for education and culture. Tai teaches Chinese at St. Louis University High and is a past prez of the St. Louis Chapter of OCA. . . .

Leigh Ann Clinton, wife of Grey Eagle's Jerry Clinton, is getting separate mail these days - at the Park Plaza Apartments. . . .

McDonnell Douglas airplane price predictor Wes Tarrant and the Post-Dispatch's entertaining copy editor, Suzanne Caston Topham, are in the stratosphere after sneaking over to the St. Louis County Courthouse on Wednesday and discreetly tying the knot. . . .

Mallinckrodt radiation/oncology icon Dr. Perry Grigsby is just in from Turkey, where he shared findings with leading medics in that nation. . . .

Retired St. Louis Police Lt. Tom Malecek has nabbed the role of top gun in the security office of the Brown Group. . . .

Renowned chef Mickey Kitterman has leased the Sappington House in Crestwood, where he is charting a menu of lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, beginning Jan. 10. . . .

Cheers for Pedro Beltranena, who becomes a citizen of the USA this morning at the downtown office of the Immigration & Naturalization Service. A native of Guatemela, Beltranena is GM and partner of Cardwell's on the Plaza. . . .

The Tango Grill has paged Algonquin C.C. chef Lorenzo Ibanez to steer its kitchen. . . .

Phyllis Lieberman, wife of quondam developer Alan Lieberman, blew back into town Tuesday from the Liebermans' hideaway in Santiago, Chile. …

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