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Michael D. Sorkin


Saint Louis, MO, United States

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Past articles by Michael:

LaVerne Holliday dies; former radio host sold peanuts outside Busch Stadium

Some days, she was lucky to eat after losing job and health insurance. → Read More

Ray Kennedy, renowned jazz pianist from St. Louis, dies at 58 from MS

He grew up in Maplewood and traveled the world with The John Pizzarelli Trio. → Read More

St. Louis man made millions from pesticides and gave half of it away

Blanton Whitmire used a non-toxic pesticide and developed an application process that changed the industry. → Read More

Leo Drey dies; Missouri's largest private landowner until he gave it all away

He invented a way to avoid clear-cutting, with its ugly scars on the land. → Read More

Martin Duggan dies; 'an old-fashioned conservative'

He was host, producer and 'provocateur' of 'Donnybrook.' → Read More

TV's 'Peg Walters' dies — longtime public face of Schnuck Markets

Peggy Wallerstedt was her real name and, no, she wasn't married to anyone at the supermarket chain. → Read More

Pine Lawn suspends police officer accused of assault

Resident says officer assaulted him for refusing to show identification. → Read More

Pioneering chemist refused to "pass" for white

Professor Lincoln Diuguid dies at age 97. → Read More

In Bridgeton, 102-year-old nun ministered to her dying sisters

Sister Mary Celine Gress was known as "the angel of a peaceful death." → Read More

Bob Baudendistel dies; helped save The Fabulous Fox Theatre

Real estate developer had passions for farming and flying. → Read More

Fred Teutenberg dies -- after his restaurants closed, he sold discount cigarettes and liquor

He appeared on TV alongside a big yellow chicken that chirped, 'Cheap, cheap, fun, fun.' → Read More

St. Louis' notable deaths for 2014

Judy Baar Topinka, Amadee Wohlschlaeger, Maya Angelou, William Taylor, Bryan Burwell and Howard DeMere died this year. → Read More

St. Louis doctor who delivered 10,000 babies dies

Dr. Jonathan Reed's career spanned more than four decades. → Read More

Kenneth Baumruk, who went on shooting rampage in St. Louis County courthouse, dies in prison

He brought guns to courthouse and opened fire on wife, attorneys and security before he was shot by police. → Read More

Famed gospel singer and furniture saleswoman Zella Mae Cox dies

She and her husband, Slim Cox, sang and sold furniture on Chippewa Street. → Read More

Tom Brown's enemies called him arrogant; others called him the architect of St. Peters

Longtime mayor of St. Charles County city dies in Las Vegas. → Read More

At 105, she kept house for her 80-year-old son, a church pastor

Vicky Auda was the daughter and widow of coal miners. → Read More

Bob Cohen, infertility doc who also helped animals at Zoo conceive, dies at 77

He worked in the early days of in vitro fertilization. → Read More

20,000 sign petition drive for special prosecutor in Michael Brown shooting

They ask St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch to step aside. → Read More

Attorney General orders independent autopsy of Michael Brown

At the request of Michael Brown's family. → Read More