Monthly Archives: March 2012

Writer’s Diary 3/30/2012

Almost done with the Becker piece. Wrote 100 words on Henry Overstolz, the city’s first German mayor, who served from 1876-1881.

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Writer’s Diary 3/29/2012

Polished and tightened my piece about William Dee Becker, the German American St. Louis mayor who died in a military glider demonstration in 1943.

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Writer’s Diary 3/28/2012

Met with Matt Heidenry this morning about writing a table of contents. Thingsare getting closer. Tonight I downloadedold newspaper articles about Henry Overstolz, who was the first German-born mayor.

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Writer’s Diary 3/27/2012

Wrote 500 words of my piece on Mayor Becker and finished it. I’m at 900 words and need to cut more than 100 words.

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Writer’s Diary 3/26/2012

Took Lorraine out to Steak N Shake in thanks for all of her work getting material at the Compton Branch Library for my vignette on William Dee Becker, the German-American mayor who was killed in a glider accident on Aug. … Continue reading

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Writer’s Diary 3/25/2012

Went over to Forest Park to take pictures of the monument to Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, the founder of the Turner movement. I also checked the History Museum’s map of the 1904 World’s Fair to locate where the German Tyrolean Alps … Continue reading

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Writer’s Diary 3/24/2012

Wrote a little more than 800 words about the Turners in St. Louis. But I have to write another 200 or so to finish and slice about 200 words off to keep it within my 800 word maximum.  Maybe I shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Writer’s Diary 3/23/2012

Wasted too much time. I didn’t get anything done. I’ll call it a night off, and try again tomorrow.

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Writer’s Diary 3/22/2012

I cut about 120 words from the piece about Rudy Oppenheim, a Jew who came here from Germany before World War II. I also cleaned it up before I sent it to him for a fact check.

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Writer’s Diary 3/21/2012

Wrote about 200 words on the Oppenheim piece and finished it. I need to cut about 100 words and polish it.

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