Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up

Article excerpt

THIS DAY IN 2005

DIKE COLLAPSES

A 700-foot section of the earthen dike surrounding AmerenUE's Taum Sauk upper reservoir collapses, releasing more than a billion gallons of water. The torrent scours the mountainside of trees, boulders and dirt and sweeps away the home of the Johnsons Shut-Ins State Park superintendent, although his family survives.

HEADS UP

LIBRARY FINE AMNESTY

Every once in a while you hear about a library book that returns decades late. St. Louis Public Library hopes to get back materials no matter how overdue during a special fine amnesty period Dec. 21- 31. For 10 days library scofflaws can return overdue books, DVDs, etc., to the library and have fines for those materials eliminated.

"No questions asked!" said the library's news release. …

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