Tuesday: 5:30 P.M. On The Job

Taking care of business?

As Webster Groves senior Rob Greenhaw reaches the Hollywood Video cash register, he recognizes classmate Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, fancied up in her white-ruffled tuxedo shirt, black patterned vest, and bow tie. Rob hands his video selection to Elizabeth, who scans it in, smiles and asks mischievously, "Simon Birch?" Rob, defensive, replies, "It's supposed to be good."

Once the school day ends, Webster Groves Statesmen choose their videos, their meals, their gas and their clothes carefully, because they know the chances are good they will be served by a schoolmate. These days being 16 in Webster Groves typically means a car and...

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