St. Louis Police Officers Killed by Automobiles in 1920

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     In 1920, two St. Louis Police Officers, Sgt. Edward Dwyer and Frank O. Reese, would lose their lives in automobile related incidents.  Over the years, automobiles would be as deadly for St. Louis Police Officers as armed criminals.  An examination of the St. Louis Police Department’s history would show that most officers were killed by guns or automobiles.

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Self-Defense Instruction

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The problem with too much martial arts’ self-defense instruction is that they are low percentage defenses against unrealistic attacks taught by some instructors, who have limited knowledge of street attacks.  Some systems were created for street or military training and are better than others.  However, the insularity of too many martial arts keep some instructors from exploring defenses for different

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Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)

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      Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943) is the third of twelve Universal Picture productions of the Sherlock Holmes franchise.  Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce starred as Holmes and Watson respectively in two films for Twentieth-Century Fox and twelve more for Universal Pictures.      This film is again set in the 1940s.  Holmes and Watson have traveled to Washington, D.C. to keep secret

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St. Louis Importance in the Civil War, Part II

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     (This article is part two of a series about St. Louis importance in keeping Missouri out of the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War.)      General Sterling Price would replace Frost as Commander of the Missouri government militia.  Price did  not have much success at first.  When his forces were able to defeat the now General Nathaniel Lyon’s troops

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St. Louis’ Importance in the Civil War, Part I

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     St. Louis was vitally important to the Union because it kept Missouri from entering the conflict and seceding from the Union as a Confederate state.  St. Louisans accomplished this obstruction by maintaining control over the St. Louis Arsenal, by winning military objectives against state government troops and by providing men and supplies to Union forces.      General Ulysses S.

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Charlie Chan in London (1934)

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Charlie Chan in London (1934) is the second surviving Charlie Chan film starring Warner Oland.  Fox Film Productions produced the film in 1934.  Inspector Chan has just completed an investigation, when he is approached by the sister of a condemned man. The sister convinces Charlie that her brother may have been unjustly convicted.  However, he is going to be executed

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A Thoughtful Christian Devotion

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Ryan M. Marks recently wrote a three book devotional series, which I was privileged to review during the writing process.  Ryan earned the Gold Medal of Achievement in the Royal Rangers program, which is the equivalent of an Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts although the curriculum is quite different.  This Christian program played a major role in teaching him how

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