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Articles from July 6, 2012

2 Confront Past as B-17 Crewmen; Vets to Fly Again in Storied Plane [Corrected 07/12/12]
The B-17, the iconic bomber of World War II, holds a 10-member crew, up to nine 50-caliber machine guns and at least 4,000 pounds of bombs.And memories.For the veterans who flew, fought and survived on these airplanes, those memories recall their adventures,...
311 and Slightly Stoopid Are Uniting through Music; This Summer's Unity Tour Features the Greatest Hits of 311 and Some New Work by Slightly Stoopid
Just like hot weather and a cool buzz, 311's Unity Tours have become an undeniable staple of the summer season. In recent years, the Omaha, Neb.-bred rock, reggae and rap-metal band has paired with Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Ozomatli and Stephen Marley...
3 Children Die When Crowded Boat Sinks; 27 People aboard Yacht Were among Many Watching Fireworks off Long Island
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. - A yacht that capsized and sank with 27 friends and family aboard on an outing to watch Fourth of July fireworks was severely crowded and doomed to tip over, safety experts said Thursday as the skipper blamed the disaster on a rogue...
Another Day, Another Record Bites the Dust
ST. LOUIS - If beer hauler Carnela Cruise had a buck for every wiseguy who told him to forget stocking the store and just wheel his dolly down to a car in the parking lot, or to a home down the way, he figures he could go on a long vacation. Thursday...
Armstrong Says Report Indicates a 'Vendetta'; Cyclists Accuses USADA Chief of 'Selective Prosecution'; TOUR DE FRANCE
ROUEN, FRANCE - Lance Armstrong accused U.S Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart on Thursday of waging a "vendetta" against him following reports five former teammates have received reduced suspensions after admitting to doping in return...
'A Talent to Score' a Factor with Contract; Blues, Perron Agree to Four-Year Extension; Oshie Files for Arbitration as Negotiations Continue
After initially indicating the Blues were considering a short- term contract with forward David Perron, general manager Doug Armstrong gave it some longer thought. He decided longer term made more sense. On Thursday, shortly after Perron filed for salary...
Baseball Roundup
Lee looks strong in Marlins' win Carlos Lee doubled and scored in his Miami debut, St. Charles native Mark Buerhle struck out a season-best eight over 7 2/3 innings and the Marlins beat the host Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 on Thursday to split a four-game...
Baseball Roundup
Lee looks strong in Marlins' win Carlos Lee doubled and scored in his Miami debut, St. Charles native Mark Buerhle struck out a season-best eight over 7 2/3 innings and the Marlins beat the host Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 on Thursday to split a four-game...
Best Bets
'The Fox on the Fairway'When 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; July 12-15 - Where Heagney Theatre at Nerinx Hall, 530 East Lockwood Avenue - How much $25-$30 - More info 314-556-1293; insighttheatrecompany.comKen Ludwig, the wit behind "Lend Me a...
BIDING HER TIME; Sauerbrunn Awaits Her Chance as Team USA Readies for Olympics; LONDON OLYMPICS
Ladue High's Becky Sauerbrunn has been a regular with the U.S. women's soccer team for a couple years now. Since the start of 2011, she's been on the roster for every game, been in every camp.Still, when it comes to actually getting in games, she remains...
BTR Embraces TV Roots and Boy-Band Status; Big Time Rush Has Successfully Transitioned from Nickelodeon to the Concert Stage
Being labeled a "boy band" is no longer a bad thing to Big Time Rush.The Nickelodeon favorites, featured on the show "Big Time Rush," used to take issue with the classification. But now, group member James Maslow says, "I think everybody has come to...
Business Bulletin Board
AWARDEarth City-based Megamet Solid Metals Inc. received an Award of Distinction in the Hand Tools/Recreation category of the 2012 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards Competition.EXPANDINGIntegrated Manufacturing Technologies LLC completed a $3...
Can A-B InBev Improve the Quality of Its New Addition?; Hip Hops: Many Craft-Beer Drinkers Are Ambivalent about the Takeover of Grupo Modelo, Maker of Corona
There was a collective freak-out in craft-beer circles a year ago when Anheuser-Busch InBev bought Chicago's Goose Island for $38.8 million.Panicked beer geeks predicted that the Belgian-Brazilian conglomerate that three years earlier had gobbled up...
Cardinals 6, Rockies 2 (Game Statistics)
Cardinals 6, Rockies 2Colorado AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Fowler cf 4 0 2 0 1 1 .285 Scutaro 2b 5 0 1 0 0 0 .283 C.Gonzalez lf 4 0 0 0 1 1 .336 Cuddyer 1b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .266 Colvin rf 4 1 1 2 0 1 .301 Pacheco 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .300 W.Rosario c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .247...
Carpenter Gets a Start at Second; Notebook; Manager Matheny Says He's Trying to Get Him More At-Bats Any Way Possible
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said he told Skip Schumaker, Daniel Descalso and Tyler Greene what he was doing beforehand - that he wasn't starting any of the above at second base on Thursday night but instead was turning to rookie Matt Carpenter. Carpenter,...
Casey Anthony Rejected Early Plea Deal; She Insisted from Start She Had Nothing to Do with Toddler's Death, Attorney Says in Book
MIAMI - Casey Anthony's attorney said he strongly considered early in the case whether she should plead guilty to a lesser charge to avoid the death penalty if convicted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, but Anthony adamantly insisted she...
Clayton High-Rise Shifts Gears in Reopening; Clayton on the Park Failed as a Senior Living Project, but New Developers Believe That Renovated Apartments Can Draw Young Professionals
Three years after it flopped as apartments for seniors, Clayton on the Park reopened this week with a new owner who hopes to attract professionals and families seeking luxury rental living in a Clayton high-rise.Koman Group of Creve Coeur paid an affiliate...
CUTTING EDGE KEEPS POWER ON; Ameren Missouri Uses Aerial Saw to Clear Tree Branches from Power Lines in Rugged Areas
PORTLAND, MO. - Travelers along state Highway 94 on a recent Friday morning may have noticed a small yellow and white helicopter hovering above a thicket of trees just south of the road.That's a curious enough sight by itself. But even weirder is a system...
Dahm, John (Jack) Veith
Dahm, John (Jack) Veith, 78, of Brentwood, Missouri. Baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. John was born October 17, 1933, to Henry Louis and Helen Barbara (Diederich) Dahm, the fourth of four children. He was fond...
Determination Leads to Unique Career Path; from Bombs to 'Cubicle Land' to Affordable Housing
Unlike, say, an information technology specialist, Joe Ord has the ability to describe his former job with clear precision. "For three years," he boasts, "I got to blow stuff up."No more.Now, as the owner of a firm that rehabs and then rents homes to...
Digest
Lin, Rockets reach a deal, source saysNew York Knicks restricted free-agent guard Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets have agreed to terms on a four-year contract offer, says an unnamed source close to the negotiations.Lin can sign the offer sheet with...
Digest
Walgreen Co. still reeling from Express Scripts splitPharmacy operator Walgreen Co. said Thursday that a key revenue metric fell 10 percent in June, as it took another step to battle a sales slump by acquiring a regional drugstore chain. The sales slump...
Erin Andrews Set for Fox Debut at All-Star Game
Former ESPN reporter and host Erin Andrews, who recently signed with Fox, is set to make her debut with that network during its coverage of baseball's All-Star Game on Tuesday night in Kansas City. She is to report from the dugouts and provide other...
European Central Bank Cuts Rates to New Low; Bank Leaders Take Action in Hopes of Easing Financial Crisis Affecting Eurozone Economy
FRANKFURT, Germany - The European Central Bank cut its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point Thursday to a record low 0.75 percent to try to help ease Europe's financial crisis and boost its sagging economy.The action, which was widely expected,...
Exaggerating Job Statistics; State Auditor Says Incentives Have Created Just 7,000 Jobs - Not 27,000
Everybody's in favor of jobs, and a politician who can claim to have created them stands a better chance of being re-elected.Unfortunately, such claims rarely get much scrutiny. In Missouri, state Auditor Thomas Schweich has remedied that with a harsh...
Expansion Gives Hope to Trades; among the Hardest Hit in the Downturn, Construction Workers Express Optimism over Projects at General Motors' Wentzville Plant [Corrected 07/12/12]
It's no magic pill for chronic unemployment among skilled St. Louis trade laborers.The $300 million expansion of the General Motors plant in Wentzville could, however, offer hope to construction workers still struggling to recapture their livelihoods...
Feeding the Doctor Shortage; Five Questions; with Fewer Available Doctors, Lori Schutte Helps Hospitals Fill Many Openings
The days of making a quick, friendly phone call to lure a doctor to a job opening are gone.A physician shortage has left hospitals nationwide scrambling to fill empty slots with the aid of recruiting firms."Try to get a doctor on the phone these days....
Film Event Gives Local Work a Proper Screening; Cinema St. Louis' Filmmakers Showcase Highlights 96 Films from about 140 Submissions
Presented by Cinema St. Louis, the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase has a sharp focus: work that is either created locally, or by filmmakers with St. Louis roots.The 12th annual event, which runs Saturday through Thursday, features 96 centerpiece films,...
#FreesePlease; Fan Vote Earns Third Baseman Last Spot on Roster Giving Cards Five All-Stars
David Freese was reminded on Thursday what the events of last October meant to Cardinals fans. In the afternoon, he arrived at Busch Stadium with a projected lead in the NL's "Final Vote" for the last spot on the All-Star roster but the third baseman...
Gains Reported against Fires in West; Shifting Winds and Cooler Weather Help Firefighters Get More Control
CHEYENNE, WYO. - Firefighters took advantage of a lull in searing heat and shifting wind in Wyoming and Montana on Thursday to attack wildfires that have charred thousands of acres and forced dozens of residents to flee their homes. Temperatures in the...
Golf Roundup
Singh shoots 63, leads Greenbrier Classic; Woods is 8 back Vijay Singh shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to take the first- round lead in the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.The 49-year-old Singh birdied his final four holes. He won the...
Greipel Wins Stage Second Day in a Row; but Armstrong Case Continues to Cast a Shadow over Race; TOUR DE FRANCE
SAINT-QUENTIN, FRANCE - In yet another crash-marred finish, Andre Greipel of Germany led a frenzied bunch sprint to win the fifth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday for his second straight stage victory. Fabian Cancellara retained the overall leader's...
Investigators Say Woman Shot Self; an Alton Police Officer Was Driving Her to Christian Hospital in North St. Louis County
ST. LOUIS COUNTY - A woman killed in an Alton police car shot herself with an officer's gun, investigators said Thursday. Alton Police Chief David Hayes said it appeared the officer did not violate any department procedures.St. Louis County police, in...
Iraq Alleges Incursion by Al-Qaida into Syria
BEIRUT - Iraq asserted Thursday that al-Qaida insurgents are streaming out of the country to carry out attacks in Syria, an ominous development as the Syrian conflict enflames an already hostile region. Extremists have been making inroads as the 16-month-old...
It's Not All Lollipops and Cupcakes in 'Part of Me'; Singer Katy Perry's 3-D Documentary Shows Her Rise to Stardom and the Effects of Her Marriage's Collapse. Three Stars
Candy-coated pop singer Katy Perry reveals the pain behind the lollipops and cupcakes in "Katy Perry: Part of Me," her new concert documentary that looks at her on and off the stage.And it's all in 3-D, though it's hard to see why unless you long to...
Jackson's Condition Worse Than Thought; Illinois Congressman's Office Says He Is Suffering Physical and Emotional Ailments
CHICAGO - U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated at an inpatient medical facility for "physical and emotional ailments" that are "more serious" than previously believed and will require extended treatment, according to a statement released by his...
John Gurney Steps Up to a Big Stage at Fair St. Louis:; on the Scene: Singer-Songwriter Graduates from Clubs after Winning Video Contest
When John Gurney makes a move, he really makes a move.Until now, the Chicago singer-songwriter's only St. Louis appearances were in small clubs including Cicero's and Pepper's Bar & Grill. But his return to St. Louis today brings him to the Budweiser...
Katy Perry's Concert Film Reveals That 'I Am Human'
LOS ANGELES Things aren't all dreamy in Katy Perry's new 3-D concert film. The pop star's energetic Day-Glo performances and chart success - tying Michael Jackson's "Bad" with five No. 1 singles from her album "Teenage Dream" - are undercut by heartbreak....
La Cantina Takes Tex-Mex beyond the Ordinary; Webster Groves Restaurant Is More Adventurous Than the Average Beans-and-Rice Room. HH
When I heard that Roberto Trevino would be adding a Mexican restaurant about 100 yards from Milagro Modern Mexican in Webster Groves, I figured the new restaurant would probably stick to the burritos and beans-and-rice basics that most local diners associate...
Lane, Daniel K. MD Daniel K. Lane MD
Lane, Daniel K. MD Daniel K. Lane MD, died on Monday, July 2, 2012. Dan was born on May 12, 1933 to Pauline Kerns and Clinton Welsh Lane MD. Beloved husband for 57 years of Janet Knight Lane. Dearest father of Daniel K. Lane, Jr. (Peggy), Constance Irene...
Late-Night Dining Guide
Fourth meal. The munchies. A midnight snack. Call it what you will, but late-night food is a necessity for all of us now and again. Unfortunately, the easiest places to find around St. Louis after 10 p.m. are mostly of the drive-thru, grease- bomb variety....
Law & Order; Public Safety
ST. CLAIR COUNTY > Toddler found in pool dies - A 3-year-old boy who died two days after a swimming pool accident outside Belleville was identified Thursday as Jordan Sicka. Officials said the toddler slipped away from his 27-year-old mother and ended...
Legislators Must OK Jayhawk Plates
JEFFERSON CITY - No Kansas Jayhawks will be appearing on Show-Me state license plates - unless Missouri lawmakers first say it's OK.Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law Thursday a broad higher education measure that, among other things, clamps down on specialty...
Libyan Vote a Step toward Democracy; Chaos Rules Much of Nation after War
TRIPOLI, LIBYA - Abdel-Hakim Belhaj is a former rebel commander and a jihadist who once fought the Russians in Afghanistan. More recently, he has replaced his camouflaged fatigues with a business suit and founded an Islamist political party that is among...
Lynn Gets 11th Win; Cardinals 6, Rockies 2; Starter Settles Down to Pitch Six Scoreless Innings
Lance Lynn's last three starts had been, in a word, duds, at least compared to his impressive body of work for the first two- plus months of the season. Over those three recent appearances, Lynn had given up 25 hits and 17 runs and had walked seven in...
Lynn Leads the Way; Cardinals 6, Rockies 2; Starter Finally Gets Win No. 11 with Six Scoreless Innings
Lance Lynn's last three starts had been, in a word, duds, especially compared to his body of work for the first 2 months of the season. Over those last three appearances, Lynn had given up 25 hits and 17 runs and had walked seven in only 15 1/3 innings.And...
Malware May Bump Many off Internet; FBI Offers Website to Help Users Check Whether Their Computers Are Infected
WASHINGTON - Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service this weekend unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago. The warnings...
More Legal Moves Made in Bounty Case; NFLPA Files Lawsuit; Goodell Asks for Motion to Dismiss Defamation Claim
NEW ORLEANS - The NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit Thursday against the NFL on behalf of three players suspended in connection with the bounty investigation, calling Commissioner Roger Goodell "incurably and evidently biased." The lawsuit, filed...
MTV's 'Awkward' Has Been 'Awesome' for St. Louisan; on TV: Erin Ehrlich, Who Dreamed of Being in Front of the Camera, Is Now an Executive Producer
Jenna Hamilton was such a high school nobody that an anonymous letter writer told her, "You could disappear and nobody would notice." Classmates ignored her until they thought she'd tried to kill herself (she didn't); then, they heckled when she returned...
Nation Digest
Man acquitted of assaulting ex-priestA man who admitted beating up a priest who allegedly molested him as a child was acquitted Thursday in San Jose, Calif., of the assault, a surprising verdict that allowed the defendant to escape a prison sentence.Supporters...
Norwegian Film Hints Sex, Delivers Romance; Coming-of-Age Story Should Make a Star out of Helene Bergsholm. Three Stars
Alma (Helene Bergsholm) is bored, frustrated and dead set on getting out of the Norwegian town in which she lives with her disapproving mom (Henriette Steenstrup). Like discontented teenagers everywhere, Alma seeks distraction, and finds it in phone...
Obama Touts Job Creation in Ohio as New Report Looms; He Points to Auto Bailout That Helped Boost Economy in Swing State; but Jobless Numbers Today Could Mold Opinion
SANDUSKY, OHIO - Campaigning by bus through Thursday through swing state Ohio, President Barack Obama cast his re-election bid as a bet on the American worker, even as he braced for today's unemployment report that will help set battle lines for the...
Oliver Stone Roars with the Provocative 'Savages'; Director Harnesses Fine Cast to an Up-to-Date Good vs. Evil Thriller. Three and a Half Stars
As much as any director alive, Oliver Stone understands the role of violence in world affairs. And unlike fellow action auteurs Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Francis Ford Coppola, combat- veteran Stone has walked the walk, so the horror is never...
Optimistic Signs on Economy; Hiring Increases; Those Seeking Unemployment Benefits Decline
WASHINGTON - The outlook for the U.S. job market brightened a little Thursday after the government said fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, and surveys of private companies showed that hiring increased in June.The economy is still...
Pang to Stay on Blues TV; Turns Down Another Offer; Federko, Chase Also Back
Three years ago, broadcaster Darren Pang left a confused team ownership situation with the Phoenix Coyotes to come to the more stable Blues organization. Now, despite the Blues having just gone through an ownership change - and with an offer pending...
Parkway to Pioneer Natural Gas Buses; School Officials Say the Fuel Is Less Costly and Friendlier to the Environment
CHESTERFIELD - Parkway schools are set to become the only district in Missouri to use school buses powered by cheaper, cleaner- burning compressed natural gas.The district is seeking federal funds to convert 30 of its 148 buses to compressed natural...
People
'Savages' boss Stone is an expert on potOliver Stone has smoked marijuana all over the world, from Vietnam and Thailand to Jamaica and South Sudan. But the filmmaker says the best marijuana is made in the United States and that pot could be a huge growth...
Police Open an Inquiry into Beating; Multiple Municipalities Were Involved in May 18 Incident That Spurred Lawsuit
CHARLACK - St. Louis County police opened a criminal investigation Thursday into whether police officers from some department - possibly even their own - kicked in the teeth of a handcuffed prisoner in Charlack during an incident May 18.Allegations of...
Political Fix
From our online report on politics and government. STLtoday.com/ politicalfixGOP candidates debate tonight - The three major candidates for Missouri's Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate will debate this evening at Washington University.The debate,...
Probe of Valley Park Mayor; Grellner, Suspected of Misusing Public Funds, Has Blamed Stress
VALLEY PARK- St. Louis County police have launched a criminal investigation into whether Mayor Nathan Grellner misused public funds.Officers arrived at City Hall Tuesday to inform city staff of the documents and evidence they would be requesting as part...
Romney May Pick Female VP; He Also Has Chance to Reassess His Campaign Strategy in Close Contest
WOLFEBORO, N.H. - Mitt Romney's wife has confirmed a tidbit about the vice presidential search process her husband largely has been keeping secret: He's considering choosing a woman. "We've been looking at that, and I love that option as well," Ann Romney...
San Diego Fireworks Gone in a Single Flash
SAN DIEGO - The Fourth of July fireworks show went off with a bang over San Diego Bay. Too big a bang. The Big Bay Boom show that was supposed to wow crowds for 20 minutes lasted only about 20 seconds after a computer mishap caused multiple bulb-shaped...
Search for Missing Man Comes Up Short; the O'Fallon, Mo., Resident Went Arrowhead Hunting and Disappeared
MOSCOW MILLS - Lincoln County emergency workers and family and friends of a missing O'Fallon, Mo., man braved the sweltering heat Thursday but were unable to find the 49-year-old who disappeared while arrowhead hunting. Lincoln County Fire District officials...
Supply Trucks on Roll Again to Afghanistan; Pakistan Has Reopened Its Border after an Apology for a Deadly Airstrike
CHAMAN, PAKISTAN - Trucks carrying NATO supplies rolled into Afghanistan for the first time in more than seven months Thursday, ending a painful chapter in U.S.-Pakistan relations that saw the border closed until Washington said it was sorry for an airstrike...
S. Williams Serves Up a Strong Performance; Her 24 Aces against Azarenka Propel Her into the Women's Final; WIMBLEDON
WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND - Serena Williams wins with so much more than serving, of course. Her ground strokes are intimidating. Her superb speed and anticipation fuel unparalleled court-covering defense. Her returns are outstanding, too. When that serve is...
The Blame Game; Our View; GOP Accuses Robin Carnahan of Partisan Ploy. They're Experts
Republicans are accusing Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan of making a mockery this week of a proposed ballot initiative seeking to stop the governor from doing something he never could have done: implementing a state health insurance exchange...
Three Lead Women's Open; Lincicome, Kerr and Salas Top the Leader Board after First Round; GOLF
KOHLER, WIS. - Although plenty of athletes have used sports to lift themselves up from difficult backgrounds, Lizette Salas' path to the pros isn't the sort of story that's often heard in golf. The 22-year-old Salas shot a 3-under 69 in the first round...
TV Q&a
Post-Dispatch TV critic Gail Pennington chats with readers Thursdays at 1 p.m. at stltoday.com/chat. Leave your questions and comments for Gail in advance, or come back and join the discussion live. Here's an excerpt from a recent chat.- Can you tell...
What's Up - Heads Up
WHAT'S UP FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM07.09 Bike smart event - A free class in bicycle etiquette and safety will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Webster Groves YMCA, 226 East Lockwood Avenue. The class will be led by a League of American Bicyclists...
Woody Allen Themes Are No Better in Italian; 'To Rome with Love' Comes in Four Nailed-Together Pieces. Two Stars
Wood, meet nail.Woody Allen has built one the greatest careers in cinema, a towering combination of comedy and drama. In the past decade, the diehard New Yorker moved his workshop overseas. In "To Rome With Love," he has built a coffin to contain his...
World Digest
London unveils new skyscraperEurope's tallest building has been officially unveiled in London, but its tenure as the continent's highest skyscraper will be brief. The Shard, a 95-story tower that stands at 1,016 feet, dwarfs almost everything around...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
New plan for Union Station should be applauded, supportedThe Post-Dispatch has sunk to the lowest ebb by allowing the extremely distasteful editorial cartoon that accompanied the editorial "Station-keeping" (June 24). Cartoonist R.J. Matson not only...
Zimmerman Bail Set at $1 Million; Judge Notes Distrust toward Defendant in Killing of Trayvon Martin
ORLANDO, FLA. - Using words like "false testimony" and "misled," a judge granted $1 million bail Thursday for neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, but questioned his honesty and suggested he had plotted to leave the country when he was out...