Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Dorsey Toasts 4 More in Ksd-Am Ownership

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Dorsey Toasts 4 More in Ksd-Am Ownership

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STAR POWER: The Dorsey Group, new owner of KSD-AM, has lured four new partners to its enterprise: actor John Goodman, Metro Lighting prez Bill Frisella and Napoli Food chieftains Bob Lenzen and Tom Mullen. These four will join a half dozen or so other investors who are betting that St. Louis misses having a radio station that acts and sounds like the region. Says bossman Tim Dorsey, "Our corporate logo will be a toasted ravioli." . . .

Speaking of ravioli, look for popular waiter Mickey Garagiola to retire on Dec. 18, his 75th birthday. The bro of broadcaster Joe Garagiola and husband of Adele Garagiola is winding down 14 years at Pietro's, after a 45-year run at the long-shuttered Ruggeri's on The Hill. . . .

On the retirement scene, it's ditto for Trans World Airlines' director of passenger sales for the central region, George Kreath, who has begun counting his coupons and lifetime airline passes, after a distinguished 42 years with TWA. CITY LIVING CAMPAIGN: Lambert Field director Col. Leonard Griggs and other city of St. Louis employees who live outside the city limits but remain in their jobs under controversial waivers may get an early Christmas present from Alddrman Paul Beckerle, D-25th Ward. An ordinance proposed by Beckerle would allow the mayor, with the approval of Civil Service Commission members he appoints, to grant waivers of residency rule. New and current employees and city officials without enough influence to get such a waiver will have six months to demonstrate city residency. The proposal will get a hearing Thursday before an aldermanic committee. Beckerle may also have a present for a colleague, Alderman Marit Clark, D-6th Ward, who is running as an independent in the mayoral primary next March. City Hall sources insist that Beckerle, who is close to canny ex-mayor Vince Schoemehl (Clark's top backer), will file candidacy papers to enter the Democratic primary. …

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