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Which of These Missourians Are Hall Of Fame Worthy?

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8. William Payne Stewart

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via YouTube/World Golf Hall of Fame

Payne Stewart's death in a freak plane accident in 1999 robbed golf of one of its best, as he had already won three major championships before his untimely end. But Stewart's death also robbed the world from enjoying that rarest of combinations in an athlete: incredible skill coupled with even more incredible outfits. If Stewart makes it into the Hall of Famous Missourians, his socks should get their own busts as well.


9. John Henderson

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via Wikimedia Commons

John Henderson was a pretty good U.S. senator. He got the job in 1862 after the previous senator, the amazingly named Trusten Polk, was expelled from his seat for supporting the Confederate Union. All Henderson did then was help co-author and co-sponsor the 13th Amendment, ending slavery. Henderson's contribution becomes all more ballsy when you remember that Missouri was a slave state at the time.

10. Rose O'Neill

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via Wikimedia Commons

Illustrator and writer suffragette Rose O'Neill found enormous success after creating one of the first popular cartoon characters, Kewpie, which was all the rage before Mickey Mouse & Co. took over. At one point she was the highest paid female illustrator in the world, but even incredible wealth wasn't enough for O'Neill. She wanted to vote, so she used her wealth and popularity to aid the suffrage movement.

Follow Daniel Wicentowski on Twitter at @D_Towski. E-mail the author at Danny.Wicentowski@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"This is absurd...that man is a hate mongering, drug addict, bigot." don't talk about obama like that.

Paul Hibbard
Paul Hibbard

Rush Limbaugh has been married 4 times and zero children, which is proof the female body can shut down

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

and they blacked out trayvon profile photo? damn...that is played out, girlfriend.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

and at no point did i say i was a fan of rush. you said that. not me.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"Steve, what does that statistic have to do with anything? California is also the most heavily populated state by leaps and bounds so it would stand to reason that they would have the highest number of rapes." it's the largest populated state filled with liberals, so it would stand to reason that a state full of liberals...if they are so good for women...would have one of the lowest amount of rapes. but, i know that liberals refuse to accept any fact that makes them look bad. i understand.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

actually the stat is clearly rapes against women.

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Steve in California men are the ones getting raped. It's called prison Steve.

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Saying that Charlie Parker was from Missouri would be like saying that Redd Fox was from Chicago because he was raised there.

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Charlie Parker was not born in Missouri.

Mary Clavenna
Mary Clavenna

Steve, what does that statistic have to do with anything? California is also the most heavily populated state by leaps and bounds so it would stand to reason that they would have the highest number of rapes. Statistically you have almost double the chance of being raped in Texas as you do in California. None of that has anything to do with the Democratic party's stance on women's issues. No wonder you're a fan of Rush, neither of you make a lick of sense! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_population

Larry Schepker
Larry Schepker

Ozzie Smith, Yogi Berra, August Busch, T. S. Eliot, Charlie Parker, Redd Foxx - people that make/have made a positive contribution to the state.

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

He is a typical MIssourian he deserves a statue and a park next to a drinking establishment so the bums around here have a place to drink and piss

John Kastan
John Kastan

Steve, you don't believe there's a Republican war on women?? you must be an old white guy.

Courtney Ringle
Courtney Ringle

this hideous "bust" should be removed, because no self respecting Missourian would want this.. he is not worthy of HALL OF FAME status..

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

being denied coverage doesn't mean not being able to get something. again, she was a spoiled brat hauled in by liberals like obama and their "war on women" scare tactic.

Courtney Ringle
Courtney Ringle

No. No . NO .. she was a woman concerned with the fact that women her age were being denied proper coverage to make birth control affordable. You obviously didnt listen to her speech, but you sure did listen to Rush didnt you. She talked about how her close friend had PCOS, and the BC she was taking helped her deal with that pain. Women with severe reproductive issues were being denied coverage for drugs they needed to have reproductive health. She doesn't want it FREE. she wants it AFFORDABLE. meaning that the insurance companies should stop worrying about losing profits and giving the patients the proper coverage they deserve.. BUt hey.. you know.. what are FACTS anyway.. Stop listening to RUSH. he is toxic.

John Kastan
John Kastan

-it gets better, you know they had to spend a few grand to install full time security cameras, just for this bust?? f'm ridiculous.

Daniel Reyna
Daniel Reyna

This is absurd...that man is a hate mongering, drug addict, bigot. What a sham

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"for testifying before Congress about the benefits of birth control and contraception." ummm...no. no, she was a spoiled brat that said it was sooooooo unfair that she had to pay for her OWN birth control and contraception.

John Kastan
John Kastan

I think that Rush Bust should be put outdoors, so Birds (& whomever else) can show it, it's proper respect. sic

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