Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Flotron + Political Pupil in Russia = Lenin Grad?

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Flotron + Political Pupil in Russia = Lenin Grad?

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FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: Missouri state Senate minority leader Franc Flotron, R-Creve Couer, recently returned from Odessa, Russia, where he and GOP colleagues taught new politicians the art of campaigning in a democracy. One of his students was a grandson of Soviet founder V.I. Lenin. "I'm sure granddad was probably turning over in his tomb," quipped Flotron.

NAG, NAG, NAG: St. Louis Entertainment Ventures' zillionaire racetrack owner, Richard Duchossois, is being nagged by the Chitown press. Duchossois, one of the money men behind the Laclede's Landing riverboat proposal, once again threatened to close his Arlington International Racecourse, when Illinois officials didn't give him the racing dates he wanted. The Sun-Times' Ray Coffey wrote, "Where does racetrack owner Richard Duchossois get this off-the-wall idea that everyone else in Illinois owes him a rich living?"

MAKING THE ROUNDS: The retired FBI agent-in-charge of the St. Louis office, Glenn Young, and Ellie Lichtenstein of Lichtenstein Foundation fame, are thisclose to marriage. They were front 'n center Thursday evening, tapping their feet to the magical music of Dave Venn's and Jay Hungerford's accompaniment to chantoosie Michelle Shaheen, at the oh-so-great Bryan's Restaurant on Clayton Road. . . .

Another casualty at the St. Louis Housing Authority's reduction in force - the Rev. Cal Stewart, a member of the Section 8 program. FYI: Stewart was hired by former Mayor Vince Schoemehl. . . .

Many of the children searching for jack-o-lanterns last week on a field trip to a pumpkin patch off North Hanley Road brought along an adult companion. Young Sydney brought two: her dad, Mayor Boz, and his bodyguard. Whispered one nervous mom to her teething tot, "Don't bite Sydney today, dear!"

CLUB NOTES: The elite Racquet Club's board of directors has ruled out the possibility of shuttering its venerable edifice on Kingshighway Boulevard and merging membership with its Ladue club counterpart. …

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