Post-Dispatch photos: Thursday, March 01, 2012
Date: 3/1/2012 Album ID: 1424946
Photos by David Carson/
Photographs by staff photographers
Charlack Police Chief Tony Umbertino leaves the St. Louis County Courthouse in Clayton on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.
Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com
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Wentzville Fire Captain Dave Krieger inspects a bedroom wall as he and other firefighters tend to an apartment fire at Camden Cedar Lakes apartments on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Lake St. Louis, Mo. No injuries were reported in the 4 alarm blaze, which destroyed a number of units. Photo by Erik M. Lunsford elunsford@post-dispatch.com
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(Left to Right) Lawyers Michelle Funkenbusch, Matt Sauter, and Gary Burger cool down after participating in a continuing legal education course that combines spinning with lectures from the book David Ball on Damages 3 at Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. The class is lead by Alvin Wolff a personal injury lawyer. 
Photo by Emily Rasinski,  erasinski@post-dispatch.com
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Alvin Wolff leads a spinning class at Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Wolff, a personal injury lawyer, alternates audio recordings of lectures from the book David Ball on Damages 3 with music during the class.  
Photo by Emily Rasinski,  erasinski@post-dispatch.com
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After spinning class, the group meets up for a more formal class discussion in a meeting room at Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. (Left to right) Lawyers Michelle Funkenbusch, Lee Patton, Alvin Wolff, Allan Belliveau, and Gary Burger prepare for class. 
Photo by Emily Rasinski,  erasinski@post-dispatch.com
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I don't ever want to fly a kite again, said Eamon Floyd, 6, on a windy Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 29, 2012, as his kite nose-dived into Art Hill again. Floyd was with his father, Jason Floyd of St. Louis, and two friends. They couldn't control their kites in the strong winds.

Photo by J.B. Forbes  jforbes@post-dispatch.com
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Ameren Missouri crews and utility workers worked to restore power to residents and businesses along St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton Wednesday Feb. 29, 2012.
Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com
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Amanda Patrick gathers a few items from her home Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Harrisburg. She lives near South Waters St. where where a tornado touched down earlier in the morning. My home trembled. It sounded like a Hoover vacuum coming to suck me up. I got on my knees in the bathtub and prayed to God, said Patrick. South Waters St. was among the worst areas affected by the storm. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Friend Bethany Nelson (right) hands homeowner Sharon Murray (left) a baby portrait of her daughter Billie (cq) she found among the rubble of Murray's home that was destroyed by a tornado Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Harrisburg. When I got home I just cried I feel blessed. I know the lady down the street was injured. I am alive and so is my family, said Murray. Murray was working at the hospital in El Dorado when the storm hit.  Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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With the help of her friend Barbara Trammel (left), homeowner Miki Pavelonis (cq)(right) salvages collectibles inside her living room of her home that was destroyed by a tornado Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Harrisburg. I heard a noise that sounded like a train. I got into the bath tub and pulled my dogs inside with me. I am so lucky to be alive, said Pavelonis. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Firefighters walk among the aftermath of a tornado that hit Harrisburg, Illinois  Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Harrisburg.  Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Soldan's Partice Sanders heads to the basket against University City in the third period on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Parkway West High School in Chesterfield, Mo.  Photo by Erik M. Lunsford elunsford@post-dispatch.com
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