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Articles from September 23, 2012

6 Fall Drives That End at Cozy Getaways [Corrected 11/20/12]
Scott Deffenbaugh predicts that fall will arrive early this year in the Missouri Ozarks. And he has one of the best seats in the house for monitoring autumn colors.Deffenbaugh and his wife, Jodi, own Round Spring Retreat, a single guesthouse located...
7 for Sunday - Seven Things to Watch; Rams at Bears; Noon Sunday; Ktvi (Ch. 2)
HOT PEPPERSSeven-time Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers entered the season with 100 career sacks, and got started on his second hundred with two sacks last week against Green Bay. With Rodger Saffold out with a knee injury, Peppers will draw either...
Actors' Connection to Kimmel Gives Host More License to Entertain
When Jimmy Kimmel hosts the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, he won't be stressed. At least, he won't be as stressed as he was before emceeing the White House Correspondents Dinner in April."I almost threw up that afternoon," he says of the dinner, at which...
A Little Rams Swagger; Team Is Gaining Reputation as Tough Squad as It Gains Confidence; NFL
CHICAGO - So what to make of these 2012 Rams? Two games into the season and they're already developing a rep - or is it rap - around the league. Tough, aggressive, physical. Or is it dirty, unprofessional, chippy?Call it what you want, but you can sense...
And the Emmy May Go to ...; Homeland, Breaking Bad, Modern Family, Big Bang Theory; Once Again, We Risk Humiliation by Making Fearless Predictions for This Year's Winners; ON TV
Predicting Emmy winners is hardly a science. You can watch all the shows, examine past voting patterns and weigh current trends before making your picks. In the end, though, you might get just as accurate a result by blindfolding yourself and pinning...
Another Title for Taveras; Prospect for Cards Wins Third Championship, All at Different Levels; MINOR-LEAGUE INSIDER - BASEBALL INSIDERS
While the Cardinals' minor-league officials stress that the purpose of the affiliates is to prepare prospects for the majors, not to win in the minors, their preference is to mix a little bit of both to develop more than players.They want to groom contenders.The...
Area Businessman Denies Charges in Dubai; He Says He Can't Leave Persian Gulf Emirate until Gun Smuggling Case against Him and Three Co-Workers Is Decided in Court
Steve Dolan, a St. Louis native who works for an international shipping company, said Saturday that he is trapped in Dubai awaiting a verdict on gun smuggling charges against him and three co- workers.But Dolan, who has lived in Dubai for more than two...
Area Girl Scouts Revel in a BIG Day; Troops Celebrate 100th Anniversary with a Parade Downtown
ST. LOUIS - Saturday was billed as the Girl Scouts' BIG Day downtown, and the hour-long parade celebrating their centennial attracted thousands of participants and spectators."A hundred years. Wow!" said Jane Emanuel, a leader of Cadette Girl Scout Troop...
Artist's Iconic Sculptures Are Made with Legos; 'Art of the Brick' Exhibit Runs at the Magic House through Jan. 27
Some kids invent imaginary friends. Nathan Sawaya built them from Legos."When I was 9 years old and I wanted to get a dog, my parents said, 'You're not getting a dog,'" recalled Sawaya. "So what did I do? I built myself a life-size dog. That was my first...
A Tough Act to Follow; Scholarship; If Jesus Was Married, a Lot of Guys Are in Big Trouble; OTHER VIEWS [Corrected 09/26/12]
The news that a Harvard professor has obtained evidence that Jesus Christ may have had a wife could be a problem for married guys everywhere. Really, how do we measure up?Being the son of God, he'd be perfect. He'd make Ned Flanders look like a slob....
Author Examines the Art Legacy of Joseph Pulitzer
Throughout his life, the third Joseph Pulitzer felt there were pictures he could not live without."Raise the money. Sell anything but the newspaper," he once said, eager to pick up a Picasso for $315,500.The publishing heir also fought bitterly against...
Baby Shower Hosts Get Creative; Whether It's an Elaborate Party Plan or Something More Simple, Ideas Are Plentiful
If you're throwing a baby shower for a relative or friend, creating a suitably festive atmosphere is part of the fun. Some people go all out by hiring an event planner, while others go more simply, taking the do-it-yourself route. Whether you're nurturing...
Back Home after Tour, SLSO Focuses on Music of Vienna
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra had a great preseason: a full- house "Rally Concert" at home before four more full houses on the European tour; a free Forest Park concert last week; and a pair of pops outings.Now the orchestra is ready to go with what...
Back Pain Frustrates Molina; Notebook; Cards Catcher Leaves Game Reluctantly after Having Spasms during an At-Bat; CARDINALS
CHICAGO - With manager Mike Matheny standing between him and the batter's box in the ninth inning Saturday, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina tried to convince his boss that spasms in his lower back would not keep him from his at-bat.Matheny disagreed."We...
Badgers Prevail Minus Ball; Wisconsin 37, UTEP 26; St. Louisan Leaves Early after Apparently Suffering a Concussion; NATION - COLLEGE FOOTBALL
MADISON, WIS. - When one Wisconsin running back goes down, there's always another ready to take his place. Good thing for the Badgers, because they needed every one of 'em to fend off Texas-El Passo on Saturday. Montee Ball, a Heisman Trophy finalist...
Baseball Roundup
Reds win title in NL Central Jay Bruce's 34th homer put the hosts ahead to stay, giving the Reds a 6-0 victory over the Dodgers in Cincinnati and clinching the NL Central title Saturday. The Reds celebrated without manager Dusty Baker, who spent his...
Baseball Roundup
Reds win title in NL Central Jay Bruce's 34th homer put the hosts ahead to stay, giving the Reds a 6-0 victory over the Dodgers in Cincinnati and clinching the NL Central title Saturday. The Reds celebrated without manager Dusty Baker, who spent his...
Bernanke's Plan Proves Sweet, Sour; Benefits, Detriments All Depend on How You Manage Your Money
If you're an ultra-conservative saver, with lots of money in the bank, give Ben Bernanke a Bronx cheer. By all but promising to keep short-term rates low until 2015, the Federal Reserve chairman guaranteed skimpy yields on bank savings accounts until...
Best-Sellers - Books
Here are the best-sellers from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Sept. 15.HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "A Wanted Man" - Lee Child2. "The Time Keeper" - Mitch Albom3. "Delusion in Death" - J.D. Robb 4. "Zoo" - James Patterson/Michael Ledwidge5. "Gone...
BJC Provides Educational Boost; Center for LifeLong Learning Helps Thousands Earn High School Diplomas, Certificates and Degrees. the Health Network Says Its Investment in Employees Pays off for Patients [Corrected 09/26/12]
As much as Amber Clemons longed to move toward a college degree following high school graduation, the cost of higher education kept getting in the way."You have lots of dreams, but I just couldn't afford it," Clemons said.Now 28, Clemons pays little...
BOB CASSILLY'S LEGACY; with His Vision in Mind, Projects Continue to Be Developed and Built at the Unique City Museum, but He Is Missed by Workers and Family
Fifteen years ago, City Museum debuted to big crowds dazzled by its magical mishmash of architectural relics, pop culture ephemera, carved critters and secret passageways.But another anniversary looms large in the minds of City Museum artists and builders...
Cape Girardeau at Center of Knitting Machine Revival
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. - A family-run machine shop in south Cape Girardeau has been the unlikely center of a revival of the knitting machine industry.David "Pee Wee" Erlbacher has been a machinist for more than 50 years. He and his daughters have run Erlbacher...
Cardinals 5, Cubs 4 (Game Statistics)
Cardinals 5, Cubs 4Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Jay cf 6 0 1 1 0 2 .306 Beltran rf 5 2 2 1 1 2 .269 Holliday lf 4 1 1 1 1 1 .298 1-Chambers pr-lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 Craig 1b 5 1 2 0 0 0 .308 Molina c 3 0 0 1 0 1 .319 e-Cruz ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 Freese...
Cards Find That Loving Feeling; Gutsy Victory over the Cubs Follows Heartbreaking Loss; CARDINALS
CHICAGO - It's OK to admit it. Watching the 2012 Cardinals makes you crazy. I know this, because this team makes me crazy. The truth is, the Cardinals are more confused than anybody. We're 152 games into the season, and I still can't figure them out,...
Clothing Insanity: Handle with Care-You'll Want Them to Last until Next Trend; Quirkout! Crazy Things Women Do to Stay Sane
We don't have to tell you that women love clothes. Just look in our closets - they're stuffed tighter than Joan Rivers' face. Maybe it's in our DNA. Or maybe it's our GPS that we programmed to find sales at the mall.But our troubles only begin in the...
Dan Caesar's Week 3 Picks; NFL
SUNDAYLINECOMMENTCAESAR'S PICKRams at BearsBears by 7CHI bounces back from bad loss, look for big effort at home against improving STL.Bears 27, Rams 17Bucs at CowboysCowboys by 8DAL comes off clunker in SEA, is just 7-9 at home last 2 years - but TB...
Data Mining on the Web Troubles Many; Online Behavior Is Collected, Analyzed and Sold. Now, Individuals and Groups Are Working to Protect Users' Privacy; TECHNOLOGY
Robert Cole helped a friend learn about his diabetes. Cole, of Ferguson, searched online, printed out some articles from his computer and passed along the information.About six weeks later, Cole began receiving advertisements in the mail and online for...
Die-Hards Take Stock in Paper Certificates; despite Efforts to Eliminate Them, They Remain a Tangible Marker of Company History
Bob Kerstein loves his paper stock certificates.At a time when stock trading is dominated by rapid-fire computers, he relishes paper stocks for their palpability. Wall Street seems cryptic and far away, but certificates are something he can see and hold.They're...
Doing Heavy Lifting for Good Government
Good morning, stakeholders.I have some good news this morning concerning my proposal that Robert Archibald and Elizabeth Robb purchase the plot of land on Delmar Boulevard that the Missouri History Museum bought from Freeman Bosley Jr.My proposal has...
Family-Friendly Events
Family Sundays: Family Favorites - September is all about your favorites as the Art Museum brings back some of its most popular art activities, including family tours that span the globe and stir kids' imaginations and creativity. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday...
Focus on Military Testing Here in 1950s; Sociology Professor Reaches Troubling Conclusions about Types of Chemicals Released
WASHINGTON - At 11:05 on a February night in 1953, a worker employed by the Army opened a valve on a motorized blower and for five minutes dispersed a mysterious fluffy powder into downtown St. Louis.So began military-sponsored tests in St. Louis that...
Gaebe, Barbara Winberg Died Suddenly on September 15
Gaebe, Barbara Winbergdied suddenly on September 15, 2012. She had celebrated her 90th birthday this year with a series of celebrations with family and friends. Barbara attended Wells College and served proudly in the WAVES during World War II. She worked...
Gateway Set to Host NHRA This Week; New Boss Francois Has Big Plans for Area's Top Racing Facility in Madison
MADISON - When Curtis Francois took over control of Gateway International Raceway, now known as Gateway Motorsports Park, it didn't take him long before he went to the track's drag strip and made a few runs."A couple of hours, maybe," he said.Such is...
Hamlin Backs Away - Quickly - from 'Guarantee'; Fastest Times over Two Days of Practice Bode Well for Overcoming 16th-Place Finish in Chicago, Tire-Pressure Gaffe in Qualifying 32nd; MOTOR SPORTS
LOUDON, N.H. - Denny Hamlin has had the fastest car in New Hampshire all weekend during practice for the second race in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup. He's moved pretty quickly in reverse, too. Shortly after backtracking from a tweet in which he...
Helpers Pitch in to Spruce Up Autism Center
ST. PETERS - While firefighters deftly painted edges, a small army of roller-wielding high school students coated the walls Saturday at the Center for Autism Education's newest location. It didn't take long for the morning light to gleam brightly on...
(HIGH SCHOOL) SCORES; STLHighSchoolSports.com
FOOTBALL SCORES MissouriBrentwood 35, Cuba 14Cardinal Ritter 44, DuBourg 0CBC 54, Vianney 6Charleston 38, Cleveland 0Clayton 21, Jennings 14Clopton/Elsberry 20, Van-Far 6De Soto 35, Windsor 7Dexter 26, Kennett 7Eureka 31, Holt 27Fort Zumwalt East 38,...
Hillsboro Beats County Rival Hillsboro 17, Festus 14; Hawks Build a Two-Touchdown Lead, Lose It, Then Rally for First Victory over the Tigers since 2004
HILLSBORO, Mo. - The Boston Red Sox were on their way to breaking the "Curse of the Bambino," and gas averaged $1.85 a gallon. The year was 2004, and that was also the last time Hillsboro had beaten its cross-county rival Festus on the football field...
Home Events
Green Homes and Great Health Festival - Bring your home improvement ideas and talk with more than 100 "green" product and service exhibitors. Enjoy local foods and live music, and shopping for handmade crafts in the Green Marketplace. Kids will enjoy...
How Should Kids Address Adults?; Though Respect Is Typically Shown, Hearing the Regional and Cultural Differences Can Be Jarring; Dirty Laundry
It was last year that my children began addressing some of my friends by their first names, always at the friend's behest.And I have to confess, it made me terribly uncomfortable at first.I grew up in the South, in a land of "ma'am" and "sir" and "Mrs. and...
How the Top 25 Fared - College Football
No. 1 Alabama (4-0) beat Florida Atlantic 40-7. Next: vs. Mississippi, Saturday. No. 2 LSU (4-0) beat Auburn 12-10. Next: vs. Towson, Saturday. No. 3 Oregon (3-0) vs. No. 22 Arizona. Next: vs. Washington State at Seattle, Saturday. No. 4 Florida State...
In 1954 Debut, KETC Stressed Education; A Look Back; Channel 9 Was among Six New TV Stations in St. Louis on FCC's Drawing Board in 1952
UNIVERSITY CITY - Eight men and a woman, all prominent residents, gathered on the temporary set at Washington University. As hot lights glared for the live camera, a voice told viewers, "You are watching KETC."Public television made its debut in St....
Iowa Collapses for Improbable Loss; Central Michigan 32, Iowa 31; Chippewas Score Twice in Last Minute to Stun Hawkeyes with a Field Goal; COLLEGE FOOTBALL
IOWA CITY, IOWA - Iowa's eight-point lead looked safe with 2 minutes, 18 seconds left. The Hawkeyes certainly thought it was over with 45 seconds to go when they stopped Central Michigan on a potential game-tying two-point conversion. But the Hawkeyes...
Jefferson City Tops De Smet Jefferson City 42, De Smet 24; LePage Leads the Way at QB for Jays with Two Passing and Two Rushing Touchdowns
CREVE COEUR - Thomas LePage is a one-man wrecking crew.The Jefferson City senior quarterback beat De Smet with his arm, his feet and his mouth as the Jays rolled to a 42-24 win Friday night at De Smet in a battle of ranked Class 6 teams.LePage threw...
Made in St. Louis: Judi Ries; Hodge-Podge Greeting Cards
Tell us about yourself. - I make general greeting cards and various types of holiday greeting cards. I also create tissue box covers and paper bag albums. I use the same basic concept in all my creations: a hodge-podge of vintage items gathered together...
Man's Protest Leads to Change in Speed Limits; TRANSPORTATION
Steve Boriss, a longtime Chesterfield resident, said the speeding tickets came like clockwork every three years or so - often in front of Faust Park on Olive Boulevard.The speed limit there is 40 mph in the direction he was traveling, and Boriss said...
McGloin's Passing, Running Help PSU Reach .500; Penn State 24, Temple 13; Nittany Lions Are 2-2 after His Two Touchdowns Help Sink Owls; NATION - COLLEGE FOOTBALL
STATE COLLEGE, PA. - One defender latched on to Matt McGloin as he trudged toward the goal line, then a second. Carrying two players with him, the senior quarterback took two laborious steps forward before falling on his right knee in the end zone for...
Memo to Myself: Follow Twain's Advice, Don't Argue with an Idiot; in Political Arena, 'Man Bites Dog' Is the Better Story to Root for; LIFE SHERPA
I ignored Mark Twain, then I paid the price.You see, I firmly believe that to live a happy life, you have to identify those people whose advice you heed. Like many others, especially those engaged in this business of making paragraphs, I've adopted many...
Missouri Takes River Challenge; Westminster Golfers Finish 1-2-3 as Jordan Wolf Earns Medalist Honors; STLHighSchoolSports.com
SWANSEA - For the third straight year, the Show-Me State showed 'em.Behind a dominant performance from defending Class 1 champion Westminster, the Missouri squad shot a total of 1,061 to top Illinois by nine strokes at the 12th annual River Challenge...
Mound City Money
Highlights from David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business.STLtoday.com/nicklausBullard says he would have voted against QE3Jim Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, says he would have voted against the new bond-buying program...
MU Dominated in SEC Road Test; South Carolina 31, Mizzou 10; Gamecocks Smother Tigers until a Token Late Touchdown
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Two weeks ago in its first league game as a member of the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou suffered a disappointing but hardly demoralizing 41-20 loss to then-No. 7 Georgia. The Tigers led most of the first three quarters and largely...
MVP?; Cardinal Has Had a Breakout Season, Will Contend with Fellow Catcher Posey for the Honor in National League; CARDINALS INSIDER - BASEBALL INSIDERS
When he hears his name mentioned among contenders for the National League MVP award, Yadier Molina gives a narrow nod and a small smile. The Cardinals' four-time All-Star and Gold Glove catcher knows his manager has backed him profusely for the award....
Nation Digest
Senate confirms ambassadors for Iraq and Pakistan The Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's nominees to serve as ambassadors to Iraq and Pakistan on Saturday. By voice vote, lawmakers backed the selection of Richard Olson to be U.S. envoy in Pakistan....
New to Theaters
"Dredd 3D" * (R; 1:35) - Karl Urban is futuristic comic book judge-jury-executioner Judge Dredd, but is hampered by the character's helmet, which closes off his performance and masks his charisma. (MCT)"End of Watch" *** (R; 1:49) - In this series of...
Novel about Depression-Era Robber Speaks to Everyman; FICTION - BOOKS
If our Great Recession has yet to produce its "The Grapes of Wrath" as we enter the downturn's fifth year, one can argue that time remains. But another argument says our writers, safely embedded in the universities, cannot tell the tale. Entering this...
Obama Seeks Support in Wisconsin; Romney Raises Funds in California; POLITICS
MILWAUKEE - President Barack Obama worked to squash GOP aspirations for a resurgence of support in pivotal Wisconsin on Saturday as campaign rival Mitt Romney pinned his hopes of making inroads there on an argument that hard-pressed middle-class voters...
Obama vs. Herzog; Our View; Tale of Two Schools Cuts through Accreditation Fog; OPINION
The president would not be pleased with the test scores at Barack Obama Elementary School in the Normandy School District in north St. Louis County.Just 21 percent of the students in the first-year school scored "proficient" on the Missouri Assessment...
Oversight Is Sidelined; 'No Input, No Say-So'; Commissioners Say They Don't Get a Chance to OK Purchases at History Museum.; Controversial Land Deal; Museum President Says He Did Nothing Unethical in Buying Restaurant Site [Corrected 10/04/12]
ST. LOUIS - The commission charged with overseeing the Missouri History Museum's $10 million in annual tax dollars had little opportunity to examine or question the institution's $875,000 purchase of a shuttered restaurant site from a former mayor, according...
Parkway Central Hangs on Parkway Central 24, Webster Groves 21; Defense Shuts Down Statesmen in Second Half for Victory
CHESTERFIELD - Parkway Central linebacker Miles Dvorak knew the Colts' defense was going to have to step up to have a chance against visiting Webster Groves on Friday night.After giving up two long touchdown runs in the first quarter, Dvorak and the...
People
Denzel Washington still digs EastwoodClint Eastwood has taken a lot of barbs over his empty chair routine at the Republican National Convention, but Denzel Washington still holds the film legend in high regard."I have the utmost respect for him as an...
People
Denzel Washington still digs EastwoodClint Eastwood has taken a lot of barbs over his empty chair routine at the Republican National Convention, but Denzel Washington still holds the film legend in high regard."I have the utmost respect for him as an...
Pinkel Backs Franklin; Notebook; Job as Starting Quarterback Is Not an Issue, Coach Says after Loss to Gamecocks; MIZZOU - SEC
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The most popular player on a football team usually is the backup quarterback, the saying goes, and in some circles that might be the sentiment after Mizzou fell to 2-2 on Saturday with a 31-10 thrashing at No. 7 South Carolina.A week...
Power Play; Cardinals 5, Cubs 4; Beltran's Homer Ties Score in Ninth Inning, and Jay's Double in the 10th Wins It
CHICAGO - After many weeks of cajoling their offense into action with bunts, hit-and-runs, steals and all sorts of pushes to spur production, the Cardinals ditched the gimmicks and went back to their roots in late innings Saturday.They just turned to...
Prints and Leather Mix Boldly; Spring Fashion 2013; Innovative Style in Play at Show, with Colors Bright and Plentiful; Style Matters
NEW YORK - New York kicked off fashion week season and a chain of spring 2013 trends that appears to be migrating around the globe.On the whole, designers seemed optimistic about spring. Colors were bright and plentiful. Silhouettes were flirty, even...
Rams Roster - Bears Roster; Rams at Bears; Noon Sunday; Ktvi (Ch. 2)
RAMS ROSTERNo. Player Pos Ht Wt Exp College 4 Greg Zuerlein K 6-0 187 R Mo. Western State 6 Johnny Hekker P 6-5 227 R Oregon State 8 Sam Bradford QB 6-4 224 3 Oklahoma 9 Austin Davis QB 6-2 221 R Southern Miss 10 Kellen Clemens QB 6-2 220 7 Oregon11...
Records Are Often Deceiving; Mark in One-Run Games Turns out Not to Predict a Team's Overall Success; MLB INSIDER - BASEBALL INSIDERS
The Cardinals' one-run record improved to 20-26 after they won 5- 4 at Chicago in the 10th inning Saturday. There has been much teeth- gnashing over that mark as if that was a badge to qualify them, or not, as contenders. But there are some things to...
Redel, Joseph A. Centenarian
Redel, Joseph A. Centenarian, born Friday, February 13, 1912. He lived life to the fullest his 100 years, 7 months 3 days and was an amazing, dynamic, positive & loving husband, father, grandfather, & great-grandfather. Joe was married to Emily 69 years,...
Rivalry Produces Rare Result; Belleville W. 38, Belleville E. 6; Maroons Erupt Late to Get Fifth Win in Last 27 Meetings; STLHighSchoolSports.com
BELLEVILLE - Pierre Gee-Tucker remembers being in eighth grade, back in 2008, and watching the Belleville West football team defeat its crosstown rival Belleville East. It took a while, longer than the Maroons probably thought it would, but now the senior...
School Officials Gloss over Cheating Scandals; Report Cites Elementary School in East St. Louis, in Which Tampering with Tests Was 'Accepted Practice.'
ATLANTA - School administrators and state education officials across the country have received complaints about cheating on standardized tests since a scandal in Atlanta, but authorities often treat them as isolated or aberrant events, according to a...
Sec Roundup - College Football
No. 2 LSU slips past Auburn; top-rated Alabama wins by 33Louisiana State's defense delivered a first-quarter safety and shut out Auburn in the second half to give the second-ranked Tigers a 12-10 victory on the road Saturday night. Auburn led 10-9 at...
Sec Roundup - College Football
No. 2 LSU slips past Auburn; top-rated Alabama wins by 33Louisiana State coach Les Miles said his team can use a hard- fought win over Auburn as "a tremendous lesson" after it has become accustomed to lopsided victories. Lesson No. 1: Defense still wins...
Seminoles Storm Back, Win ACC Showdown; Florida State 49, Clemson 37; FSU Overcomes 14-Point Deficit, Emerges as National Power; TOP 25 - COLLEGE FOOTBALL
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. - EJ Manuel knew that Florida State's offense had a tough job to do, keeping pace with Clemson's face-paced and potent attack. Slowed by a costly fumble and two missed field goals in the first half, the fourth-ranked Seminoles used...
Several Factors Are in Play in Decline of Old Dogwood; GARDENING Q&A
Q - One of our white dogwood trees is dead. It is well- established (more than 40 years old) and has always bloomed beautifully. It set buds last winter/spring and looked like it was going to bloom, but it didn't bloom or leaf at all. We kept hoping it...
S. Korea Halts U.S. Rice Imports in Arsenic Scare; HEALTH
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - South Korea suspended bidding for U.S. rice imports Friday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Reports magazine found elevated levels of inorganic arsenic in rice. Seoul's Agriculture Ministry said it also suspended...
Snedeker Earns Share of Lead; 6-Under 64 Puts Him in a Tie with Rose at Tour Championship; GOLF
ATLANTA - Brandt Snedeker had one of his best rounds of the year, a 6-under 64 that gave him a share of the lead Saturday at the Tour Championship. It could turn out to be a round worth $10 million. Snedeker was in control of his game despite increasing...
Soundoff
Refs losing controlThe replacement officials in the NFL unfortunately are losing control of the games.In any life situation when those who are supposed to be in control (i.e., teachers, elected officials, supervisors, officers, sports officials, etc.,...
Sports Digest
Dillon takes Nationwide race in KentuckyAustin Dillon took advantage of misfortune by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Elliott Sadler to win the Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday. Sam Hornish Jr. was second, followed by Brendan Gaughan,...
Startups Find Friendly Reception in St. Louis; Arch Grants, Capital Innovators Continue to Spread the Wealth
Motocross Sniper, a mobile-phone game in which players shoot paint balls at one another, could be a metaphor for the hyper- competitive, obstacle-strewn path faced by technology startups.Perhaps, though, the course is becoming a bit less daunting in...
Steps for Planning a Kitchen Remodel
Q - I am considering redoing my kitchen for the upcoming holiday season. I want to have it finished before my company arrives. How much time should I give myself to complete the project? A - This is a great question that has many answers. I can outline the...
St. Louis Chamber Chorus Showcases Distinctly American Voices
Just what constitutes a distinctly American musical voice? Philip Barnes believes that he's put together a program filled with those voices for the St. Louis Chamber Chorus' season opener next Sunday.Barnes, the a cappella choir's artistic director since...
Stradal, Jr
Stradal, Jr., Walter J. Former head of the Real Estate Board of St. Louis. 84 years old, died at home September 17, 2012 of complications from Parkinson's. His wife, Joan (nee Weir), sons Stephen and David Stradal, daughter Penny Lanphier, 8 grandchildren,...
Strong Characters Struggle on 'San Miguel'; FICTION - BOOKS
"San Miguel" is T.C. Boyle's second straight novel set on the channel islands off the coast of Santa Barbara. The two books are nothing alike, though - except, perhaps, in the strength of their characters and the power of Boyle's rolling prose.The first,...
Syrian Rebels Hope New Command Site Puts More Pressure on Regime
BEIRUT - The leaders of the rebel Free Syrian Army said Saturday that they moved their command center from Turkey to Syria with the aim of uniting rebels and speeding up the fall of President Bashar Assad's regime. Brig. Gen. Mustafa al-Sheikh, who heads...
The 12-Year Funk; Our View; Sagging Economy, Reinforced by Budget Cuts, Traps Missouri; OPINION
Twelve years ago, Democrat Bob Holden won the 2000 Missouri governor's race and immediately got clobbered.Jobs and industry were abandoning the state. Tax collections lagged almost 50 percent behind what had been projected when the budgets were drawn...
Tigers Deserve Results They Got; Pounding at S. Carolina Could Be Bad Sign of What's to Come; COLLEGE FOOTBALL
COLUMBIA, S.C. - This is not about the Southeastern Conference or the Big 12 or some delightfully less taxing romp around some lightweight conference far off the beaten path of college football's elite class. This is not about the eardrum-splitting sounds...
Top 25 Roundup - College Football
Southern Cal coasts by CaliforniaMatt Barkley passed for 192 yards and threw two touchdown passes to Marqise Lee, and No. 13 Southern California bounced back from its first defeat with a 27-9 victory at home over California on Saturday. Lee had 11 catches...
Top 25 Roundup - College Football
Notre Dame upends Michigan, is 4-0 for first time in a decadeManti Te'o had two of No. 11 Notre Dame's five interceptions to key a 13-6 victory at home Saturday over No. 18 Michigan that boosted the Fighting Irish to 4-0 for the first time since 2002....
Top-Ranked Chaminade Goes Down Soccer; Hoffman Scores Three Goals to Lead SLUH to Semifinal Victory in Guelker Memorial Tournament
FENTON - St. Louis University High's Zach Hoffman scored three goals in a span of 8 minutes 20 seconds early in the second half as the Junior Billikens rallied to get past top-ranked Chaminade 3-1 Friday night in the semifinals of the Msgr. Louis Meyer...
Trail of the Week; Phantom Forest and Bittersweet Woods
The wonder is how did the Missouri Department of Conservation squeeze these nice-size forests into the middle of an urban area. But there they are, complete with hiking trails.Where - 2660 Barrett Station Road, between Manchester Road and Dougherty Ferry...
Trash Treasures Teach Lessons; Barge Crew Hosts River Cleanups, Workshops for Students and Teachers
Students from Gateway STEM High School laughed as Mike Coyne- Logan, a crew member aboard the barge Teamwork, pulled a battered, oversize, red clown shoe - a la Ronald McDonald - out of a plastic tub. They gawked as he lifted a prosthetic leg, still...
Turnovers Make for Lopsided Loss; Louisiana Tech 52, Illinois 24; Six Giveaways Lead to an Embarrassing Home Performance by Illini
CHAMPAIGN, ILL. - Louisiana Tech turned six Illinois turnovers and a 284-yard, four-touchdown night from quarterback Colby Cameron into a 52-24 road upset of Illinois Saturday. Cameron's favorite target was Quinton Patton, who caught six balls for 164...
What's Up - Heads Up
WHAT'S UP FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM09.24 Promoting walking and cycling - Gil Penalosa, creator of the Open Streets movement, will speak about "Walking and Cycling for a Vibrant St. Louis," at 7 p.m. Monday at Sasha's on Shaw restaurant, 4069 Shaw Avenue....
Wildcats Conquer Sooners; Kansas State 24, Oklahoma 19; Hosts Lose as Quarterback Fumbles, Throws Interception; TOP 25 - COLLEGE FOOTBALL
NORMAN, OKLA. - John Hubert ran for 130 yards and a touchdown, Jarell Childs scooped up a fumble and returned it for a score and No. 15 Kansas State beat No. 6 Oklahoma 24-19 on Saturday night to avenge a wrenching loss from last season. Collin Klein...
Wildcats Conquer Sooners; Kansas State 24, Oklahoma 19; Hosts Lose as Quarterback Fumbles, Throws Interception; TOP 25 - COLLEGE FOOTBALL
NORMAN, OKLA. - Landry Jones came back for his senior season with No. 6 Oklahoma in part because he wanted one last chance to chase a national championship. That chance could already be in jeopardy, and Jones knows he's a big reason why. John Hubert...
William K. Bixby Supported History Museum; Short Biography Looks at Philanthropist's Collection; BOOKS
In 2010, the Missouri History Museum was casting about for a name for the new restaurant in its extensively remodeled building. Museum president Robert Archibald came up with one that stuck: Bixby's. The name honored a man who, perhaps more than anyone,...
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11 arrested at riot outside MTV event in MadridFans trying to attend a free concert hosted by MTV rioted outside a Madrid theater early Saturday after it closed its doors to avoid exceeding capacity limits, officials said. About 60 people suffered minor...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
Subsidies distort the market, Charles Koch saysKevin Horrigan's column "Reckless vs. feckless" (Sept. 16) is misleading and a disservice to readers. Yes, Koch Industries benefits from subsidies - a fact Charles Koch stated in his Wall Street Journal...
Zacny, Eugenia (Jean) Sobieraj September 8
Zacny, Eugenia (Jean) Sobieraj September 8, 1917 September 19, 2012. Eugenia was predeceased by her parents, Boleslaw and Anna Walus Sobieraj; husband, Alex B. Zacny; sisters and brothers, Janina and John Rahubka, Ben Sobieraj, Toni and Henry Pryzgoda...