Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Buffalo Fajitas Are Hot, Crow Is Sour

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Buffalo Fajitas Are Hot, Crow Is Sour

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VEILED PROPHET Jack Biggs was on hand for the first of a series of "leadership command" meetings at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, before Fair St. Louis got under way. Discussions of the "state of the fair" took place, according to a reliable source. Among the topics: the $4 million budget for this year's outing; and the possibility of McDonnell Douglas striking Machinists appearing in protest during the company-sponsored air shows.

The schmoozing among VPers focused on: this second and last year the 1920s steam locomotive will be on view, because the tracks on the levee will be removed before next year's fair; hometown singer Sheryl Crow's "less than receptive" attitude about interviews with the local media; and the flap over naming the official Fair St. Louis television weathercaster. (It was between channels 4 and 2, Trish Brown and Dave Murray, respectively, but KMOV won out, when Fair staffers remembered there had been a two-year commitment to the CBS affiliate.)

Enough to give some headaches. Not to worry. Among the bevy of stiffs in the periphery of the fairgrounds were those who handed out samples of B C Headache Powders. One of the distributors hawked, "Headache powder for the air shows!"

About a block from the hot air-filled WIBV balloon stood the Trans World Airlines booth at which visitors can launch model airplanes at one of several holes. Those whose planes zoom through a hole qualify to enter a raffle for free trips within the continental United States. "Kids are getting them through the holes, but the adults have trouble," observed TWA's Bob Uttmark.

Once on the fairgrounds, where there's usually a lot of bull among VP committee members, buffalo fajitas have proven favorites.

Haim Bear of Bearman's in Hiram, Ohio, managed the booth and informed fairgoers of the advantages of eating buffalo. It's worth a drop in at the booth to catch a glimpse of server Maria Hakansson of Stockholm - a face at which Ingmar, Roman or Woody would do second takes. …

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