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White singers paid the fees, but black singers didn’t get the money

Pat Boone performed at the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, IL in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO on Feb. 25 and Feb. 26. He’s one of several musician singers in the 1950s who did not pay royalties to black R&B artists. Pat Boone recorded “Tutti Frutti” and “Long Tall Sally” (Little Richard songs) and “Ain’t That A Shame” (Fats Domino).

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Have weeds growing in your vegetable garden? Here’s how to stop them.

A Belleville IL resident is wondering how to stop weeds from growing in their vegetable garden. Belleville News-Democrat columnist Charlie Giedeman suggests using an easy natural herbicide — a mixture of white vinegar and liquid dish detergent. A Waterloo resident is wondering if it’s time to start planting spring plants now. Giedeman suggests you wait until April in case a late frost occurs.

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This is what it means to be as drunk as Cootie Brown

As drunk as Cootie Brown is an expression that has roots in two myths from the US Civil War when Republican President Abraham Lincoln and the Union Army against the Conferenderate States of America fought the war between the states over slavery from 1861-1865. The myth revolves around a man who did not want to pick either the USA or the CSA because he didn’t know which army would win.

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You can grab pizza and a beer at this historic Glen Carbon restaurant

Louise and Pat McDill have spent the past 13 years quietly reviving an institution, Old Towne Tavern in Glen Carbon, IL. The restaurant serves handmade pizzas and drinks, including a few macro and micro brewery beers on tap, from its southern Illinois location near St. Louis, MO. Pat and Louise also own an eatery in Collinsville — McDill’s Irish Pub.

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The guillotine is named after a man who hated capital punishment

The guillotine is name after Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, who ironically opposed capital punishment. However, he did not invent the beheading instrument. The guillotine remained France’s official method of execution until September 1981. According to the History Channel, Adolf Hitler had 20 guillotines placed around Nazi Germany, resulting in approximately 16,500 killings from 1933 to 1945.

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KMOV’s Matt Chambers’ baby released from the hospital

After taking some time off to be with his family, Matt Chambers has returned to “Great Day St. Louis” on KMOV. His 3-month-old daughter had been hospitalized at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO, for six days. The Chambers family lives in Fairview Heights, IL, in southern Illinois. KSDK’s Anne Allred recently underwent kidney transplant surgery.

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SWIC photography instructor inspired by husband

Dawn Blum took 188 photos out her bedroom window in Collinsville, IL, one for every day that her husband, Rob, was deployed in Kuwait, and turned them into a piece of artwork, which is currently on display as part of an exhibit at the Schmidt Art Center located on the campus of Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, IL. Dawn and Rob Blum live in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
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