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Writer's former wife one of Missouri shooting victims

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smasher_Sloan, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    I'm taking the liberty of starting a separate thread relative to this angle on that terrible story.

    One of the victims was Connie Karr, the former wife of Rick Hummel, long-time baseball writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Here's some coverage from that paper:


    Karr, 51, was in her second term as a Kirkwood City Council member and had plans to run for mayor. She had worked as a media-relations specialist for Maritz Inc. and previously was a reporter for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and the Moline Daily Dispatch.

    Karr lived with her husband, Kevin Karr and her daughter, Lauren, 15.

    Karr previously was married to Post-Dispatch sportswriter Rick Hummel, who is Lauren's father. Karr originally was from Park Forest, Ill., a Chicago suburb.

    On Thursday night, Hummel spoke highly of Karr.

    "Connie was running for mayor this year and was really looking forward to serving as mayor of Kirkwood. She was always politically minded. A great mother," he said.

    U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a friend and neighbor of Karr, said she was sickened by the news.

    "You just think, 'My God, at the Kirkwood City Hall,'" McCaskill said.

    She remembered Karr as friendly, enthusiastic and outgoing.

    "She went full-bore all the time," McCaskill said. "She was just an incredibly outgoing and open person."
  2. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    How sad.

  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    This was a big one. When I think "St. Louis" and "journalism," I think Rick Hummel first and R.B. Fallstrom second. Best wishes to Rick.
  4. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    It is indeed very sad. RIP. And I sympathize greatly with Hummel.
  5. In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood Member


    My thoughts and prayers go out to Hummel and everyone else in St. Louis involved in this tragedy.
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