Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louis Q&a

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louis Q&a

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I have lived in St. Louis most of my life. I have driven by the LeLu store on Manchester Road in Des Peres and have wondered how to pronounce it. What does it mean?

Carrie Bernard, Kirkwood

The name "LeLu" in LeLu Metalcraft & Patio Shop was derived from the first names of the original owners, Leo Falis and Lewis Barteau. It is pronounced lee-loo. Bud Lange and Bill Ballard own the shop today.

What's happened to Jim Wicks, the former news anchor with Channel 30?

J. Provaznik, St. Louis

Wicks, who co-anchored with Leslie Lyles and was succeeded by Don Marsh, is in Toronto. He is not yet affiliated with a station.

Did Jack In The Box change its name to Monterey Jack's for a while?

Margie Peterson, Ballwin

The nation's fifth-largest hamburger chain, headquartered in San Diego, tested the name Monterey Jack's in the Pacific Northwest in the mid-1980s. The strategy, which didn't work, was that the new name might have appeal to older customers, according to a spokeswoman for the 1,250-unit chain.

What can you tell me about Channel 4 reporter Wendy Roylance?

Bill Day, St. Louis

Part-time reporter and overnight update anchor Wendy Roylance joined the station this year. She came from WAND-TV in the Springfield, Decatur and Champaign, Ill., markets. Roylance was a crime reporter and backup evening anchor/producer there. She previously worked in San Antonio. Roylance, a native of Belleville, earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

From which medical school did St. Louis Circuit Clerk Mavis Thompson graduate? Who paid for her recent trip to China?

Laura, St. Louis

Thompson is not a physician. She is an obstetrical nurse practitioner a nurse who has advanced training in her specialty. She graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia. That's also where she earned her law degree. …

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