Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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THIS DAY IN 1928

VIPER BITE

Marlin Perkins, who would rise to fame as the host of "Wild Kingdom" and serve as the director of the St. Louis Zoo, is bitten by a Gaboon viper and becomes one of only a handful of people to survive the creature's bite.

EVENTS

COMMITMENT DAY 5K

When * 10 a.m. Friday Where * Life Time Fitness, 3058 Clarkson Road, Ellisville How much * $30 ages 13 and older, children 12 and under free with paid adult More info * www.commitmentday.com/ missouri/west-county/

Commitment Day is a family-friendly 5K run/walk on New Year's Day that takes place in about 50 cities nationwide. Children 12 and younger can register at no charge with a paid adult, strollers are welcome, and there are shirts for all paid participants. Professionally chip-timed by Big River Race Management, and featuring awards for top finishers in each age group and gender. …

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