New “star Wars” Game, Dr. Helen Nash Dead at 91, Sen. Scott Brown in Our Town

Berger's Beat
October 9, 2012

Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth: “Republicans should focus on more than the Senate race. . .think Akin taints the Republican Party”. . .U.S. Sen Scott Brown, (R-Mass.) was in our town last night for a fundraiser hosted by Harbour’s Sam Fox. Brown won the election in 2010 with the support by the Tea Party. . .Brown & James has picked up the remaining lawyers of the bankrupt firm, Moser Marsalek. . .A great loss for our town’s medical community with the death of Dr. Helen Nash at 91 years-old. She was a pioneer as an African American woman, who broke racial barriers when she launched her practice in 1947. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 27 at All Saints Episcopal Church in north St. Louis. . .That was noted journalist Brendan Roberts of Nine Network poking around various Catholic charities in our town the other day. He and his cameraman were trying to track down Marianist Brother Bernard Hartman who’s on the rum from secular authorities for alleged child sex crimes. As recently as 2008, he was in active ministry, despite having apologized in writing almost a decade earlier to a girl he’s molested. Parishioners in Dayton, Ohio, his last residence, told Roberts that Hartman is now living at a church property in St. Louis. . .Fifty years ago, in the words of the New York Times, “the last bastion of segregation in the NFL fell,” as three African American players integrated the Washington Redskins. One of them, flanker Bobby Mitchell, caught seven passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns. The losing team: our St. Louis Cardinals. (The unsung hero, however, was JFK’s Interior Secretary Steward Udall, who threatened to block the Skins’ move to a new stadium, on federal land, unless the team stopped discriminating). . .On Nov. 8, game maker Rovio will release “Angry Birds Star Wars,” that combines the classics, “Angry Birds” and “Angry Birds Space” with the characters, stories and settings of the motion picture epic “Star Wars”. . .Random House has won publishing rights to Lena Dunham’s collection of essays titled, “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned.” Dunham’s book had gotten offers as high as $3.7 million in a bidding war among publishers. Her voice has been likened to those of Helen Gurley Brown, David Sedaris and Nora Ephron.








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