In One Ear

Berger's Beat
May 25, 2012

Rumors are rife that Michael Staenberg will retire and sell his interest in THF (To Have Fun real estate) to Stan Kroenke. Word making the rounds is that Staenberg wanted out and Kroenke exercized his right of first refusal. . . Another in the rumor mill: Peter Raven has spent more than 30 years study of fauna of China and continues to go there four times a year. In conjunction with the Chinese lantern exhibit at Shaw’s Garden in which it is dedicating the Chinese fauna exhibit, Raven was snubbed out of the event by his successor Peter Wyse Jackson. . .Art publisher Robert Lococo has coraled a collection of work by famed artist Alex Katz, whose oversize portraits against flat splashes of brilliant color are currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. . .Coming soon to the southeast corner of Manchester and Big Bend in Maplewood: a CVS pharmacy. The site is a former car dealership and, before that, a Shoney’s restaurant. (It’ll be convenient for the White Castle across the street. Patrons will be able to walk just a few feet to get their Tums. . .Fellow pet lovers: “Animal Adventures” at 4-5 p.m. each Friday on WGNU is a must. That’s when Paul Flotron, vet Doug Pernikoff and Cindy Vickers discuss all things animals including conservation, behavior, veterinary healthy topics, rescue and adoption. . .Laura Resnick, manager of Plaza Frontenac Cinema, is quoted in the New York Times about unexpected popularity of “The Best Marigold Hotel.” It stars elderly actors Tom Wilkinson, 64, Penelope Wilton, 65, Judi Dench and Maggie Smith – both 77. “People may be surprised in Hollywood, but the popularity of this film is no mystery to us,” said Resnick. “When there is a story being told on the screen, people respond”. . .An affidavit about a just-arrested St. Louis archdiocesan priest, Father Charles Robert Manning, is sealed. But a woman who says she reported her suspicions about the cleric suggest that he acted like a “jealous lover” toward a 15 year-old, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette. . .The McClatchy Company, owner of the Kansas City Star and other media outlets, plans to start using paywalls on some of its websites.








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