St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 13, 2012

Amendola Says He's Bouncing Back; Rams Notebook; Receiver Got a Workout in Long, Ultimately Frustrating Game Sunday
He's moving a little gingerly, looks less than tip-top. But there will be no need to the check active list, he's ready and willing. The few, the proud, the Danny. Diminutive receiver Danny Amendola showed some wear but seemed no worse for it at Rams...
Barnes, Chamber Chorus Shine in Saluting Veterans; Concert Review; a Cappella Choir Displays Versatility
Philip Barnes keeps raising the bar. For Sunday afternoon's concert at Christ Church Cathedral, Barnes, artistic director of the St. Louis Chamber Chorus, assembled yet another program of challenging, surprising and artistically satisfying music for...
Billikens Are Back in NCAA Tournament; SLU Is a No. 8 Seed and Has a First-Round Bye; SIUE Team Is Left out of the Field
To the St. Louis U. soccer team, it seems like they're back to where they always should be, in the NCAA Tournament, with a strong seed and a feeling of confidence. The Billikens learned Monday afternoon they were a No. 8 seed in the 48-team NCAA field...
Boom in International Students Boosts Bottom Line for Colleges
Facing year after year of funding cuts, college campuses in Missouri, Illinois and around the nation are increasingly opening their doors to international students to help balance their books. And with an unrelenting Chinese demand for college degrees,...
California Launches ' Cap and Trade' for Carbon; Goal Is to Limit Greenhouse Gas Pollution, Encourage Investment in Clean Technologies; Industries Want Plan Delayed
SAN FRANCISCO California's largest greenhouse gas emitters will begin buying permits in a landmark "cap-and-trade" system designed to control emissions of heat-trapping gases and to spur investment in clean technologies. The program is the most wide-ranging...
College Basketball Roundup
Indiana posts sluggish win to go to 2-0Cody Zeller kept No. 1 Indiana in control throughout the first half Monday night.Remy Abell gave the Hoosiers the other big scorer they needed in the second half and it came just in time for the Hoosiers to fend off...
Congress Returns Today to Challenge of Budget Impasse; Republicans Appear Ready to Stand Firm against Raising Taxes on the Wealthy
WASHINGTON Congress returns today to a crowded agenda of unfinished business overshadowed by the urgent need for President Barack Obama and lawmakers to avert the economic double hit of tax increases and automatic spending cuts. One week after the elections...
Damages Cut in Case against 'Girls Gone Wild' Founder
A judge has cut by more than half the $40 million jury verdict that casino mogul Steve Wynn was recently awarded against "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O'Donnell issued the ruling Friday, reducing the award...
Deficit Talks Will Test Republicans' Focus; Fight over Tax Rates May Lead to Other Ways to Avoid ' Fiscal Cliff.'
WASHINGTON Republican leaders say the government can raise tax "revenues" without raising tax "rates." But they have yet to detail how they would pursue it. The distinction might mean little to Americans who end up with larger tax bills even if their...
Departing De Soto Superintendent Gets $208,000 Severance Package
DE SOTO The school district here will pay about $208,000 as part of a settlement agreement with its departing superintendent who had been on paid leave since the spring. The agreement gives $193,510, or 13 months' salary, to Andy Jay Arbeitman, according...
Digest
Illinis Beckman may tinker with offenseIllinois coach Tim Beckman let his frustration over his offenses inability to get even a yard or two when it needs them show after Saturdays loss to Minnesota, and on Monday said he may make changes.The Gophers...
DIGEST; Indiana Posts Sluggish Win to Go to 2-0
Cody Zeller kept No. 1 Indiana in control throughout the first half Monday night. Remy Abell gave the Hoosiers the other big scorer they needed in the second half and it came just in time for the Hoosiers to fend off pesky North Dakota State 87-61....
DIGEST; UPS Foundation Cuts off Boy Scouts
The philanthropic arm of shipping giant UPS said it will no longer give money to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group discriminates against gays, the second major corporation to recently strip funding from the scouts. The UPS Foundation made...
FAREWELL TO FAUROT WILL BRING TEARS, CHEERS; Mizzou Sta Wants Seniors to Go out with a Victory
COLUMBIA, MO. In the big picture, the most crucial implication to 5-5 Mizzou's game Saturday against Syracuse is securing a victory to become bowl eligible for an eighth straight season. "We don't want to be the one team in the last eight years to not have...
Fisher Doing Right Thing with Benchings; Jenkins, Givens Forced to Learn Lesson That Many Athletes Don't
When you treat professional athletes like grown men, there's an expectation for them to actually behave like adults. That's always been Je Fisher's way of doing business as a football coach. As a former player, he understands what rules make sense and which...
Gordon Is Fined over Wreck; Driver Also Loses 25 Points in Standings for Taking Bowyer Out
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon avoided suspension Monday when NASCAR instead fined him $100,000 and docked him 25 points for intentionally wrecking Clint Bowyer at Phoenix International Raceway. Gordon also was placed on probation...
Group Aims to Get Sexual Orientation Bias Ban on Missouri Ballot
JEFFERSON CITY A new group in Missouri could soon start circulating petitions for a ballot measure that would make it illegal to discriminate against gays and lesbians in Missouri. Aaron Malin, executive director of Missourians for Equality, said the...
Hennessy Runs St. Mary's to Semifinals; Senior QB Had 105 Rushing Yards vs. Hillsboro Last Week and Is Nearing 1,000 for the Season
The St. Mary's Dragons, who live and die with their ground game, got downright pass happy for them, that is late in the first half of their Class 4 quarterfinal game Saturday against Hillsboro. Quarterback Kevin Hennessy took to the air four times...
Hostess Closes Plant; Company Is Involved in Labor Dispute; 365 Here Lose Jobs
Hostess Brands permanently closed three bakeries Monday, including a plant in St. Louis where 365 jobs were cut, in response to a bakers' union strike that started Friday. The bankrupt maker of Twinkies and Wonder bread said it's trying to avert liquidating...
Israel Takes Fire from Syria, Gaza
Smoke rises after shells fired by the Syrian army explode in the Syrian village of Bariqa on Monday . An Israeli tank fired shells into Syria, scoring a direct hit, officials said.JERUSALEM Israels military engaged on two fronts Monday, exchanging fire...
J.C. Penney Stock Plummets 13 Percent; Investors Fret over Pricing Strategy as Shares Fall to Lowest Level since March 2009
NEW YORK J.C. Penney Co. executives may be confident in the department-store chain's everyday low pricing strategy, but its investors are panicking. The company's stock fell more than 13 percent on Monday the biggest percentage decline by far among...
Latin American Leaders Worry about Legalized Pot in U. S.; Four Nations Indicate Votes May Hamper Interdiction Efforts
MEXICO CITY A group of Latin American leaders declared Monday that votes by two U.S. states to legalize marijuana have important implications for efforts to quash drug smuggling, offering the first government reaction from a region increasingly frustrated...
Latin American Leaders Worry about Legalized Pot in U.S; Four Nations Indicate Votes May Hamper Interdiction Efforts
MEXICO CITY A group of Latin American leaders declared Monday that votes by two U.S. states to legalize marijuana have important implications for efforts to quash drug smuggling, offering the first government reaction from a region increasingly frustrated...
Leonard Burst; Former St. Louis Alderman Sought 30 Years Ago to Reduce Number of City Wards
Leonard Burst, a former St. Louis alderman who died last week at age 84, was a leading proponent of reducing the size of the Board of Aldermen. In 1981, he called for a citywide vote to cut the number of wards. But as a Republican in St. Louis, he lacked...
Letters to the Editor, Nov. 13
City-controlled police force must not permit cronyismPoliticians in St. Louis must surely be joyful! After 150 years of kowtowing to politicians from Bubba Land (outstate Missouri), the city will soon have control of its very own police department. Thank you...
McCartney Is Masterful, Magical at Scottrade; Concert Review; Beatles Legend, 70, Serves Up 3 Hours, Long Encore
Some things never get old, particularly when it comes to Paul McCartney. Songs such as "Yesterday," "Let It Be" and "Hey Jude" resonated loudly at a sold-out Scottrade Center Sunday night as part of his "On the Run" tour. In his first St. Louis appearance...
Mizzou Staff Wants Seniors to Go out with a Victory; Farewell to Faurot Will Bring Tears, Cheers
COLUMBIA, Mo. In the big picture, the most crucial implication to 5-5 Mizzous game Saturday against Syracuse is securing a victory to become bowl eligible for an eighth straight season.We dont want to be the one team in the last eight years to not have...
Natoli, Carmelo J. It Is with Great Sorrow That the Natoli Family Announces the Passing of Carmelo Joseph Natoli. Carm as He Was Known to Family and Friends Passed Away Peacefully on November 8
Natoli, Carmelo J. It is with great sorrow that the Natoli family announces the passing of Carmelo Joseph Natoli. Carm as he was known to family and friends passed away peacefully on November 8, 2012. He was born to the late Rocco Sr. and Frances Natoli,...
NBA ROUNDUP; Rondo Extends Assists Streak
Rajon Rondo had 20 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 101-95 win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. Rondo took advantage of Bulls point guard Nate Robinson for three quarters, helping the Celtics build a 12-point...
New IrA Faction Claims Killing of Guard in Northern Ireland; Group Says Attack Avenges Poor Treatment of Prisoners; Old IRa Political Wing Condemns New Group and the Slaying
DUBLIN A new Irish Republican Army faction in Northern Ireland claimed responsibility Monday for its first killing and defended the bloodshed as a necessary act of vengeance. The group, a merger of factions that brands itself as simply the IRA, said...
New LED Bulbs Match 100 Watts for Brightness
NEW YORK Sorry to see 100-watt bulbs disappear from stores because they were energy hogs? You can now get LED bulbs that roughly match the 100-watters for size and brightness, but use far less energy. Until recently, your only alternative was a compact...
NFL NOTEBOOK; Concussions Taking a Big Toll among QBs
Next week's big, nationally televised " Monday Night Football" showcase could feature a quarterback matchup of journeyman Jason Campbell of the Bears vs. untested Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers. Not exactly the creme de la creme of the NFC. Why? Concussions,...
Rams See Progress but Have Work to Do; Several Mistakes Were Costly in Tie against the 49ers despite Offense's Better Performance
In the two weeks since the Rams' 45-7 thrashing against New England, coach Je Fisher said the team emphasized scoring touchdowns, creating takeaways and improving third-down efficiency (on both sides of the ball). In Sunday's 24-24 tie with San Francisco,...
Roethlisberger Is Injured in Pittsburgh Win over KC; Kansas Steelers 16, Chiefs 13; City Sends Game into Overtime Only to Lose after Cassel Interception
PITTSBURGH The Pittsburgh Steelers escaped with a victory. The health of their franchise quarterback is another matter entirely. The Steelers edged the woeful m Kansas City Chiefs 16-13 overtime on Monday night but lost Ben Roethlisberger for most of...
Rookie Honors Go to Trout, Harper
NEW YORK Anaheim's Mike Trout and Washington's Bryce Harper were teammates on the Scottsdale Scorpions last fall. The outfielders arrived in the major leagues on the same April day this year, both played in the All-Star game and they won Rookie of the...
Skinner, Richard L. Dick Passed Away
Skinner, Richard L. Dick Passed away, Friday, November 9, 2012. Beloved husband for 44 years of the late Lois P. Skinner (nee Peters); dear father of Susan Skinner & Richard Rick Skinner; loving son of the late Watson & Mina Skinner; dear brother of...
Slaten Is Ousted at KFNS after Remarks about Blacks; He Accused African-Americans of Being Bigoted in Voting
The afternoon drive-time show hosted by outspoken sports-talk radio host Kevin Slaten has been dumped by KFNS (590 AM) following racially oriented comments he made on the air last week, station general manager Katy Pavelonis said Monday. "Thursday's...
Stealthy and Sleazy
With attention in Washington, D.C., divided between election post- mortems and the looming financial catastrophe that is the fiscal cliff, a truly awful piece of legislation might well sneak through the 112th Congress before it adjourns at years end.The...
Tigers Are Happy to Recall Thrill of Win over Tennessee; Notebook; at Least One Player Couldn't Watch Winning Kick
CO LUMBIA , MO. Before Mizzou's game Saturday at Tennessee, junior linebacker Andrew Wilson was perusing notes about the matchup and came across the fact Mizzou and Tennessee were tied for the most overtime wins (10) in FBS history. "' Wouldn't it be...
TOM TIMMERMANN Ttimmermann@post-Dispatchcom 314-340-8190
The Missouri Valley Conference announced on Monday that it had been chosen to host second-and third-round games in the 2014 NCAA basketball tournament, and it's no small thing to be part of one of America's most-watched sporting events. But the bigger...
Trout, Harper; Win in Voting; for Top Rookies
NEW YORK Anaheims Mike Trout and Washingtons Bryce Harper were teammates on the Scottsdale Scorpions last fall. The outfielders arrived in the major leagues on the same April day this year, both played in the All-Star game and they won Rookie of the...
Two from Chaminade, One from CBC Picked for Soccer All-American Game
Three area players have been selected to play for the West team in the second annual High School Soccer All-American Game on Dec. 8 in Birmingham, Ala. CBC's Xhovani Dokaj will join Chaminade's Jason Pesek and Curt Shillingsford on the West squad. Mike...
When 'Moment Is Right,' Deal Will Be Fast, NHL Union Says; the Sides, However, Are Still Far Apart on Contractual Issues regarding Length, Arbitration and Free Agency
TORONTO A new NHL labor deal might not be as far off as it seems. Steve Fehr, special counsel to the NHL Players' Association, believes the collective bargaining agreement can be wrapped up in a hurry once the sides make a breakthrough in negotiations....