Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dear friend Stel Pontikes ...

... is in the hospital, probably Barnes, after an injury to his foot suffered in the pursuit of a thief trying to steal thieves stealing copper gutters from his home in St. Louis City.

UPDATE:  I spoke with Stel Thursday PM and his spirits seem to be high as he recuperates from surgery repairing damage to his foot. He's also on a regimen of antibiotic medications to eliminate an infection that's cropped up in the fractured toes.  Stel says he hopes to be able to go home by early next week.

More later.