St. Louis Sun

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The St. Louis Sun was a short-lived daily newspaper based in St. Louis, Missouri, published by Ingersoll Publications. The Sun began publishing on September 25, 1989, but was never as competitive as the well-established St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Seven months after it started, the Sun ceased operations on April 25, 1990.[1]

The Sun earned much local notoriety for a full-tabloid-page headline which read "He Bit Hers, She Sued His", which had to do with a lawsuit by a woman against a man who bit her buttocks forcefully while the two of them were at a bar.

Effective September 18, 2014, the Missouri Secretary of State approved a request from American Marketing Group, Inc., a business and franchise brokerage firm in Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri, that has specialized in consulting, coaching and mentoring since 1978, to establish a new division for the company named the Saint Louis Sun Online!, LLC. It operates under the name of the Saint Louis Sun through its SLS Hyper-Homepage & Portal on its website at http://www.saintlouissun.com. This new limited liability company is filed online at LC001419056 for public review at the Missouri Secretary of State Office at http://www.sos.mo.gov.

The St. Louis Sun was a daily tabloid-style newspaper that was published by Ingersoll Publications in St. Louis, Missouri, in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Ingersoll Publications was also the firm that acquired the Suburban Newspapers of Greater St. Louis with a circulation that topped 820,000. Ralph Ingersoll II (the owner?) wanted to compete directly with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the now-defunct St. Louis Globe-Democrat (1852-1986) gave him the opportunity to do just that. Mr. Ingersoll used high-risk junk bonds to raise millions of dollars to finance a number of newspaper acquisitions plus the $20M his company needed to launch the St. Louis Sun as a tabloid-style paper. His St. Louis Sun publication, informally referred to as The Sun, began its publishing on September 25, 1989. The Sun's sensational-style tabloid journalism writing was shunned by both St. Louis readers and advertisers. After seven short months of publishing and distribution, Mr. Ingersoll ceased his entire operation on April 25, 1990.

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