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Gridiron crunch time

Peter Dunne directs the cast of the 2009 Lawyers Association Gridiron Show through the final steps of their opening number during rehearsal Tuesday night in the basement of The Church of the Immacolata in Richmond Heights.

The annual show will be held on Friday, Nov. 20 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel's Khorassan Room.

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Fresh faces

The Missouri Bar held a bar enrollment ceremony at the Missouri Supreme Court in Jefferson City on Thursday. Showing off their new law licenses are, from left to right, Rachel Shenker from St. Louis, Cori Garland from St. Louis, and Laura Keck from Russellville.

Click here for a complete list of all 740 bar passers.

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Dealer sues Chrysler

Attorney Chet Pleban, second from left, stands with his clients, Century Dodge Chrysler owner Frank Mock, left, and his sons Kevin, on right, and Brian, not pictured, at a press conference on Wednesday at the Wentzville car dealership announcing the filing of a lawsuit against Chrysler for evil and irresponsible intentions towards the dealership. Last month, Kevin Mock, co-sales manager of the family-owned business, said the dealership was pursuing legal action against the automaker for unfairly terminating their franchise. His father, Frank Mock, the dealership’s president and owner, went even further, saying this is the result of a “vendetta” Chrysler has with Century.

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Picnic expected to go on

Clayton Parks Department employees, from left, Brad Frank, Scott Skrivan and Robbie Dammrich hook the chipper to a truck after a day of clearing debris from Shaw Park, which was closed after Tuesday's storm. Parks Director Patty DeForrest said the St. Louis County Bar Association's annual picnic is still scheduled for Friday.

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A remark on the past

The dedication ceremony of Harriet's Hill in Greenwood Cemetery near St. Louis took place Tuesday morning with the unveiling of a new tombstone for Harriet Robinson Scott, wife of Dred Scott. Lynne Jackson, center, is the great-great-grandaughter of the subjects of Missouri's most infamous case. Assisting her is Ruth Ann Hager, left, a genealogist with the St. Louis County Library who confirmed the site, and Etta Daniels, right, executive director of the Friends of Greenwood Cemetery.

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Obama marks 100th day in office with Arnold visit

President Barack Obama marked his 100th day in office holding a town hall meeting Wednesday morning in the Fox High School gymnasium in Arnold. After addressing the packed room, Obama took questions on subjects ranging from jobs to education to health care to the environment. Click here to view a slideshow of photographer Karen Elshout's photos from Obama's visit. To order photos, click here and select the “Barack Obama visits Arnold” album.

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On High

Arnold-based Warren Sign Co. installed the 9-foot-high letters for a 94-foot-long Greensfelder sign last week on the south side of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale's headquarters at 10 S. Broadway. Baseball fans can see the sign from the new Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis. The law firm, which re-upped its lease in 2006, had been negotiating since for rights to put up the sign.

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Historic moment

Washington University Law School's Dr. Cheryl Block and faculty assistant Jo Hobbs applaud as Sen. Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. The law school mock trial room was full at 11 a.m. Tuesday to watch the ceremony on a jumbo TV screen put up for the event.

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