St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 10, 2012

12 Candidates Vying to Be Next St. Louis Police Chief; Forums Show That Most People Want a Chief Who Can Make Neighborhoods Safer
ST. LOUIS Four of the five deputy chiefs and a politically connected captain are among the 12 candidates seeking to be the city's next chief of police. By state law, only officers with the rank of captain or above can apply. Twelve did, including Lt....
5 Things to Watch
TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES A matchup of 4-5 teams might not seem to have significant implications, but this one does: Tennessee coach Derek Dooley's job is in peril (Tennessee is 1-12 in SEC play the last two seasons), and a loss to MU at home probably would...
ARCHES FROM A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW; Artist Says He Was Inspired by St. Louis' Geology, Not Its Famous Landmark
Artist Andy Goldsworthy lives in rural Scotland. So believe him when he says the Gateway Arch never entered his mind when he designed the outdoor installation "Stone Sea," a series of 25 arches, for the St. Louis Art Museum. "To be honest, it never occurred...
Billikens Pull Away to Win Their Opener; SLU 76, USC Upstate 59; Evans' 21 Points and a Late 32-17 Scoring Spree Are Big Factors in the Bills Prevailing
Opening night for St. Louis University might not have looked like many thought it would a month or so ago, what with a starting lineup that had Grandy Glaze but didn't have Kwamain Mitchell. But the Billikens got the result that was expected with a 76-59...
Breast-Feeding Doll: Cute, Cutting Edge or Creepy?; Opposition to a Doll That Seems to Cross the Line Has Killed Its Chances in U.S
NEW YORK We've got dolls that wet, crawl and talk. We've got dolls with perfect hourglass figures. We've got dolls with swagger. And we've got plenty that come with itty bitty baby bottles. But it's a breast-feeding doll whose suckling sounds are prompted by...
Business Digest
Bakers begins liquidation St. Louis-based Bakers Footwear Group began liquidating 150 of its 213 stores on Friday. Among those closing nationwide are the stores at Chesterfield Mall and St. Clair Square. The going-out-of-business sales, which are expected...
College Basketball Roundup
No. 1 Indiana breezes; No. 3 Kentucky winsCody Zeller and Christian Watford gave Bryant a rude welcome to big-time college basketball. Zeller, the 7-foot center, had 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Watford added 15 points and 15 rebounds to lead No....
College Football Notebook
Irish try to avoid upset loss at BCAt a place like Notre Dame, there is institutional memory, and there are memories that provoke institutionalization. So stop us if you've heard this one before: Boston College, ruining perfect seasons for Notre ......
Discord Preceded Hazelwood Schools Chief Firing; Surprise Surplus Was One of Hot Topics
For weeks, the reasons behind the dismissal of Hazelwood schools Superintendent Steve Price have been somewhat of a mystery. And an expensive one at that. The Hazelwood School Board disclosed Wednesday that the district will pay Price's salary of $237,326...
Eurozone Cools off Its Economic Meltdown; European Central Bank Is Muscling the Eu Back to Health despite Ills in Greece and Spain
FRANKFURT, Germany The worst of Europe's financial crisis appears to be over. European leaders have taken steps to ease the panic that has plagued the region for three turbulent years. Financial markets are no longer in a state of emergency over Europe's...
Fast Start Boosts Francis Howell; Francis Howell 45, Columbia Hickman 0; Vikings Roll at Home
WELDON SPRING After having to eke out a one-score win last week, the Francis Howell football team would need no such heroics in its Class 6 District 3 championship game at home with Columbia Hickman Friday. The Vikings (10-1, No. 5 in the STLhighschoolsports.com...
Gabbert Keeps Starting QB Job; Benching Ex-Tiger Would Be Nonsense
After losing 27-10 to Indianapolis on Thursday night, the Jacksonville Jaguars are 1-8 and sinking fast. They're the lowest- scoring team in the NFL, averaging only 14.1 points per game. All of this negativity has turned up the heat on St. Louisan Blaine...
Golf Roundup
Beljan has health issue but takes the lead at DisneyCharlie Beljan had trouble breathing even before he teed off, called for paramedics when he made the turn and even told his caddie at one point Friday that he thought he might die. With his job on the...
Harvick Reportedly Joining Stewart's Team in 2014; Motor Sports Notebook; Stewart Declines to Comment; Harvick Would Become Group's Fourth Driver
AVONDALE, Ariz. Tony Stewart reportedly has signed Kevin Harvick to drive for his team beginning in 2014. Asked about the report at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday, Stewart said he doesn't discuss business until he's got something official to...
Jeep Recalling SUVs over Air Bag Problems
DETROIT Chrysler is recalling more than 919,000 older-model Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs worldwide because the air bags can inflate while people are driving them. The recall affects Grand Cherokees from the 2002 through 2004 model years and...
Josh Galliano Hired as 'Chef De Cinema' by MX Movies
When MX Movies opens next month at downtown's Mercantile Exchange project, the cinema will feature a lot more than popcorn-and-candy concessions. Josh Galliano has signed on to be its consulting chef. The three-screen theater will offer patrons a full...
Lafayette Holds off Eureka; Lafayette 13, Eureka 7; Lancers Win in a Tight Finish
WILDWOOD Lafayette coach Boyd Manne asks his players to go places they haven't gone before. Friday night against rival Eureka the Lancers found themselves in a place they haven't been before a tight ballgame. Leading 13-7 with just under three minutes...
Law & Order; Public Safety
SUNSET HILLS Killer gets 23-year term James Harvey, 39, was sentenced Friday to 23 years in prison for the death of his girlfriend, who was found with a broken neck outside a party in an upscale subdivision in Sunset Hills in 2010. Harvey, 39, of the...
Local Digest
CRYSTAL CITY Highway exit is named for fallen solider Exit 175A on Interstate 55 is now named in honor of Army Sta Sgt. Brandon L. Wallace, a Crystal City High School graduate killed while serving with the Army in Iraq, according to the Missouri Department...
Lohse among Those Turning Down Offers
Ex-Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse, along with Josh Hamilton and B.J. Upton, were among nine free agents who turned down $13.3 million offers from their former clubs Friday as the annual general managers' meeting in Indian Wells, Calif., ended and team...
Nation Digest
Atlantans honor police killed in copter crashHundreds of law enforcement officers are honoring two Atlanta police officers killed when their helicopter crashed during a night search for a missing boy. Officers Richard J. Halford and Shawn A. Smiley died...
NBA Roundup
Lakers fire coach Brown after starting season 1-4The Los Angeles Lakers fired coach Mike Brown on Friday after a 1- 4 start to his second season in charge. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak announced the surprising move several hours before they hosted...
NFL Notebook
Titans likely minus Owens for showdownHouston Texans tight end Owen Daniels was "very limited' in practice Friday because of a back injury and could miss Sunday's game in Chicago, a showdown between 7-1 teams. Daniels leads the Texans with five TD receptions...
No Question: Amendola Ready to Return to Lineup; Rams Notebook; Slot Receiver Admits He Wasn't Healthy in London
Danny Amendola swears he can dunk a basketball. "I can do a 360 dunk," said Amendola, who is generously listed at 5 feet 11 in the Rams' media guide. Without questioning the integrity of the diminutive receiver, a reporter might have to witness that...
On the Air
TODAYFOOTBALL COLLEGE11 a.m. Kansas at Texas Tech, FSM11 a.m. Harvard at Pennsylvania, NBC Sports Network11 a.m. Arkansas at South Carolina, KMOV (4)11 a.m. Louisville at Syracuse, KDNL (30)11 a.m. Northwestern at Michigan, ESPN11 a.m. Wisconsin at...
Parkway Central Gets off to Promising Start; Swimming; Colts Are Hoping to Give Powerhouse Rockhurst a Run for State Title
ST. PETERS The chase to dethrone Rockhurst got off to a solid start for some area schools Friday. The Hawklets are the eight-time defending champions at the Missouri boys swimming and diving championships and are formidable again this season, but some...
Paul Scores 20 as Illinois Romps in Groce's Debut; Illinois 75, Colgate 55; Abrams Adds 13 Points for Illini
CHAMPAIGN, ILL. Brandon Paul scored 20 points and John Groce won his first game as Illinois coach with a 75-55 victory over Colgate on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. Tracy Abrams added 13 points and Tyler Griey had 10 for the Illini,...
People; Entertainment
Chef Rachel Ray puts money where mouth is for Sandy victimsRachael Ray is donating $500,000 to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to help pets and families who are struggling to rebound from superstorm Sandy. The Emmy-winning...
Radiomen Exchange Barbs over Authors; Milhaven Isn't Thrilled with Brennan's Exclusive Deals
HE SAID, HE SAID Two mainstays of midmorning radio Charlie Brennan of KMOX and McGraw Milhaven of KTRS are squaring off over authors, exclusives and taxes. Milhaven claims Brennan pressures publishers to grant him exclusive interviews with authors...
Religion Can Be Mixed with Politics; Lessons, Both Good and Bad, Can Be Found While Watching 'Les Miserables.'
There are various bumper stickers out there that begin with the phrase, "The last time we mixed religion and politics" and then invariably end with a punchy reference to the Salem Witch Trials or the Crusades. They're supposed to make you stop and think,...
Religion Events
SATURDAYCONFERENCE Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 9 South Bompart Avenue, will participate in the 2012 Trinity Institute Webcast Conference with Joan Chittister. 1:30 p.m. $35. 314-961-2393, emmanuelepiscopal.org.EXHIBIT Patrick Graham: Thirty Years The...
Revisions Boost Outlook for U.S. Economy; New Reports Suggest Third Quarter Growth May Have Hit 3.2 Percent, Instead of the 2 Percent Originally Projected
WASHINGTON The U.S. economy appears to have grown over the summer faster than first thought. U.S. companies sold more goods overseas in September, helping narrow the nation's trade gap substantially. And wholesale companies boosted their stockpiles...
SIUE Hoops Finally Fully into Division I; First on the Docket for the Cougars' Men's Team Is No. 15 Missouri Today
EDWARDSVILLE After four long, frustrating years of transition, of losing recruits because the school didn't have an up-to-date Division I facility, and because it wasn't eligible for the prestigious NCAA Tournament, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville...
Spartans Prevail in a Wild Upset Win; De Smet 56, CBC 35; Harrison Throws Fourtd Passes in the Victory
TOWN AND COUNTRY De Smet quarterback Conner Harrison and his teammates had a good feeling about their Class 6 District 2 championship game at rival CBC on Friday night. It turned out they were right. Harrison threw four touchdown passes, Alec Bausch...
Sports Digest
Sex-abuse case against Fine droppedFederal authorities have dropped their investigation into one of the sexual abuse claims that cost Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine his job. After a probe spanning nearly a year, U.S. Attorney...
Stubborn Gas Shortage Frays NYC Nerves; City-Imposed Restrictions Help, but Some Say the Solution Is Federal Aid Returning Power
NEW YORK A gasoline shortage caused by superstorm Sandy forced restrictions on New Yorkers Friday, adding a fuel-gauge obsession to their frayed nerves and dwindling patience. "I take passenger, I look at gas. I take another passenger, I look at gas,"...
TAKE IT AWAY, DEFENSE; Rams Hope to Return to Their Ballhawking Ways against San Francisco
In a happier time, the Rams sported a 3-2 record and were more than holding their own in terms of creating turnovers. When Robert Quinn forced a sack-fumble of Arizona's Kevin Kolb, fellow defensive lineman William Hayes fell on the loose ball with 1 minute,...
Talks Turn Sour between NHL, Union; League Questions Memo That NHLPA Director Don Fehr Sent to the Players before Fridays Bargaining Session
NEW YORK The NHL put the course of ongoing labor negotiations back in the hands of the players association, and left union head Donald Fehr with some things to consider Friday night. A bigger problem might be a wider gap between the sides than the players...
Texas A&M Attempts to Derail No. 1 'Bama; Aggies Will Unleash High- Octane Attack vs. Tide's Tough Defense
Alabama just etched an entry into Crimson Tide lore with a stomach-twisting road win over No. 9 Louisiana State after the national title hopes went on life support. Now, the top-ranked Crimson Tide face another huge, and much different, challenge. No....
Thousands Are Fleeing Syria as Fighting Surges; Assad Insists There Is No Civil War, Blames ' Terrorism.'
BEIRUT As many as 11,000 people fled Syria in 24 hours, some of them desperately clambering through a razor-wire fence into Turkey on Friday to escape fierce fighting between rebels and government forces for control of a border town. The exodus is a...
Triplett to Leave St. Louis Alderman Post
ST. LOUIS Sixth Ward Alderman Kacie Starr Triplett is stepping down next week to take a job working with behavioral health and homeless issues, a subject for which the five-year city official has long advocated. Triplett, 32, confirmed today she would...
Two Found Guilty in 2011 Carjacking
ST. LOUIS Police trying to solve a carjacking got a spectacular break almost two years ago when the Nissan Altima stolen from the victims hit a parked car and sent fiery wreckage into the side of a downtown Hooters restaurant. The case was resolved...
U.S. Crafts New Approach to Iran; White House Is Looking at Larger Enticements in Exchange for Greater Concessions
WASHINGTON The White House is considering a new approach in negotiations to curb Iran's nuclear program that would ease economic sanctions more quickly than previously offered if Tehran makes greater concessions than it has ever discussed. The proposal...
Vols Winless in SEC, but Have Big Attack; Mizzou Today Faces a Tennessee Team That Is Averaging 36.8 Points a Game
COLUMBIA, MO. With seven new assistant coaches, Tennessee is winless in its first five Southeastern Conference games this season and is 1-12 in SEC play the last two years. The Volunteers' defense gave up a preposterous 721 yards last week against Troy,...
What's Next for Hard-Nosed Akin?; Veteran Odds Beater Lost Senate Race, but Some Say He Could Resurface as Spokesman
Rep. Todd Akin had always been a political Lazarus who could shock pundits and come back from the dead until Tuesday. Akin, a former engineer who built a career as a bedrock religious conservative who could prove party bosses wrong, is now headed for an...
What's Up/Heads Up
WHAT'S UP FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM11.10 Veterans Day parade The annual St. Louis Veterans Day parade will step off at noon today at Tucker Boulevard and Chestnut Street. The parade of veterans, active-duty military and other dignitaries and marching...
Woman Tried to Help but Was Killed in Traffic
ST. LOUIS COUNTY A woman struck and fatally injured by a car while standing in the middle of Highway 367 had stopped to help a motorist involved in an earlier crash, police said Friday. Shirley A. Johnson, 60, of the 12200 block of Culpepper Drive in St....
World Digest
Boy killed in Guatemala quake was U.S. citizenAn 11-year-old boy killed in Guatemala along with nine relatives when an earthquake buried them in rubble at a rock quarry was a U.S. citizen, the family said Friday. Aldo Dominguez Vasquez was born in Santa...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers
Form a government that isn't based on handoutsFollowing the election, there is talk of a "divided government," but I think the reality is that what we have is a divided country, a division that is based on a political philosophy that embraces and encourages...