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STL youngster becomes viral hit, thanks to Cyndi Lauper

Food addiction is conquered in 283-pound weight loss : Lifestyles

Old Newsboys Day Mission — to ensure that children who are at risk in our community, because of abuse or poverty, receive adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical care and are provided equal opportunity for social development.

Share your historic photos! The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is pleased to be working with our readers to present a new, hardcover, coffee-table book, "St. Louis Memories: Looking Back," capturing the heritage of St. Louis in a collection of your historic photographs.

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Kevin Johnson: The force behind the P-D's pop music reviews

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Highs and lows of Opera Theatre of St. Louis' 2014 season

Late '70s style Creve Coeur ranch takes a modern turn

Why the cool kids from middle school may have trouble down the line

Dog Of The Week: Steely Dan

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O'Fallon Brewery, Bissinger's partnering on new seasonal toffee stout

Remodel opens up first floor of historic CWE condo

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Your Guide to Fair St. Louis 2014!

This day in St. Louis: June 12, 1940 - The Admiral riverboat takes its first cruise along the Mississipi River. The hull of the boat dates to 1907, when it was built for a railroad ferry that shuttled traffic across the river at Vicksburg, Miss. #stl250

This day in St. Louis: June 3, 1924 - Missouri state Sen. Michael Kinney is shot and wounded while waiting for a train at a St. Louis County station. Kinney survives his wounds and becomes the longest-serving senator in state history, serving for 56 years. #stl250

This day in St. Louis: June 4, 1874 - The Eads Bridge formally opens to the public with hundreds of wagons lining up to make their first trip across the Mississippi River. #stl250

This day in St. Louis: June 5, 1971 - Six Flags Over Mid-America opens in Eureka with 220 acres of rides and amusements. #stl250

This day in St. Louis: June 6 - Author Mark Twain dedicates a plaque at the Eugene Field House. When he's told Field may not have been born there, he replies: "A rose in any other garden will bloom as sweet." #stl250

This day in St. Louis: June 7, 2012 - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney swings through St. Louis for a campaign fundraiser on the same day he announces he raised more than $76 million the previous month. #stl250

This day in St. Louis: June 8, 1988 - A St. Charles boy, Scott Kleeschulte, walks out of his house at the start of summer vacation and vanishes. He has never been seen again. #stl250

This day in St. Louis: June 9, 1980 - Whitey Herzog is named the new manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, replacing Ken Boyer, who was fired one day earlier between games of a doubleheader. Herzog will lead the Cardinals to the World Series title in 1982 and National League pennants in 1985 and 1987. #stl250