Of Human Interest

Berger's Beat
August 3, 2015

The timing is exquisite for Donald Trump fans. His support has soared to 19 percent, according to the Wall St. Journal/NBC News poll. Wisconsin Guv. Scott Walker at 15 percent; former Fla. Guv. Jeb Bush at 14 percent and Fla. Guv. Marco Rubio a measly 5 percent. Perhaps Trump has become the anti-establishment candidate – the symbol of America’s disdain for politicians.

ST. LOUIS-BASED Associated Press reporter Jim Salter “recalls origins of Ferguson movement” in today’s edition of The New York Times:


OBSERVATION: Coming to light. Mayors, who order no crime news until after the elections.

FUJIFILM’S NEW X-T1 TR CAMERA might be able to see through thin clothes via infrared light that’s invisible to the human eye.

FAMED BARRISTER GERRY SPENCE’S 18th book (via St. Martin’s) due out Sept. 8: “Police State: How America’s Cops Get Away with Murder.”

ALMOST FORGOT: The risk factor of Alzheimer’s disease doubles every five years and 40 percent or more of people 85 and older, according to researchers Drs. Randall Bateman and David Holtzman of WashU Med. Center. The main ingredient of Alzheimer’s is brain plaque. They seek to clear the brain of amyloid beta 42, a factor in plaque.

BARRISTER KEN CHACKES is now repping the mother of a young boy who police say was sexually violated by a priest at the Cathedral parish school in the CWE. That cleric, Fr. Joseph Jiang, recently became the first religious figure in Missouri to sue police, prosecutors and other claiming they “conspired” to violate his constitutional rights because of racism and anti-Catholic animus. Meanwhile, SNAP (also being sued by Jiang) says in a new court filing that Archbishop Robert Carlson is behind the priest’s lawsuit.

OVERHEARD AT FLEMING’S: “Queasy about summer tornados? Ask your doctor for earth control pills!”








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