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Articles from November 24, 2012

5 Things to Watch; Mizzou at Texas A&m - 6 P.M. Today, Espn2
SEC-ESSION ASSESSMENT Mizzou and A&M are the first new teams to play in the SEC since the 1992 season, and their transitions thus far have been starkly different. The Aggies have won more overall and managed to puncture the myth of Alabama's invincibility....
Abbas Determined to Seek U.N. Nod for State of Palestine; President Is Trying to Stem Popularity of Rival Hamas after Clash with Israel
RAMALLAH, WEST BANK After bitter rival Hamas held its own in a fierce battle with Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has no choice but to override U.S. objections and seek U.N. recognition of a state of Palestine next week, his aides said Friday....
Aching SLU Sees Old Rival SIUC
SLU faces one of its oldest, but no longer deepest, rivals today when it plays Southern Illinois Carbondale at 7 p.m. at Chaifetz Arena. The Billikens haven't played anyone on their current schedule more often than they have faced the Salukis, though...
Amendola Is Doubtful for Game; Rams Notebook; Cornerback Fletcher Comments on Demotion
Looks like the Rams will do without their top wide receiver, Danny Amendola, once again. In just his second game back since suffering a separated sterno-clavicular joint Oct. 4, Amendola suffered a foot/heel injury running a pass route in the first half against...
Blue Devils Handle VCU's Pressure; No. 5 Duke 67, Virginia Commonwealth 58 Victory Sets Up Trip to Atlantis Event Title Game
PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS Duke turned to a couple of big men to handle Virginia Commonwealth's pressure defense, and Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski couldn't be prouder. Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly, the two biggest players in No. 5 Duke's rotation...
Blue Devils Handle VCUs Pressure; No. 5 Duke 67, Virginia Commonwealth 58win Sets Up Atlantis Title Tilt vs. No. 2 Louisville
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas Duke turned to a couple of big men to handle Virginia Commonwealths pressure defense, and Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski couldnt be prouder.Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly, the two biggest players in No. 5 Dukes rotation at...
Burroughs Sees No Silver Lining; Maryville 35, Burroughs 22; Bombers Fall in Class 3 Championship Game for Third Consecutive Season
For the third consecutive season, the John Burroughs football team took the field at the Edward Jones Dome to play for the Class 3 state championship. For the third consecutive season, the Bombers walked away with the runner-up trophy. "It hurts a lot,"...
Business Digest
Shooting hikes oil prices Oil prices rose Friday after Israeli troops fired on crowds in Gaza surging toward the border fence, killing one Palestinian. Benchmark crude ended the trading day up 90 cents to $88.28 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange....
Calling Rams QB Bradford a Bust Is Absurd
After Sam Bradford had an abysmal game against the New York Jets, critics hurried to pull the word bust out of storage and began tossing it around again.Thats ridiculous.I was critical of the way Bradford played last Sunday, but its asinine to call him...
Calling Rams QB Bradford a Bust Is Absurd; His Numbers Are Not That Bad
After Sam Bradford had an abysmal game against the New York Jets, critics hurried to pull the word "bust" out of storage and began tossing it around again. That's ridiculous. I was critical of the way Bradford played last Sunday, but it's asinine to...
Chuck Diering; Former Cardinals Outfielder; Owned Car Dealership
Chuck Diering played for the Cardinals during baseball's golden years that 40-year period from 1920 to 1960 that produced the likes of Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and, of course, our own Stan Musial. Mr. Diering, an outfielder, never reached that...
College Basketball Roundup
Michigan wins NIT Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points before he left late in the game after he was kneed in the head, and No. 4 Michigan beat Kansas State 71-57 on Friday night to win the NIT Season Tipoff in New York. Michigan (5-0) won the tournament,...
College Basketball Roundup
Michigan wins NITTim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points before he left late in the game after he was kneed in the head, and No. 4 Michigan beat Kansas State 71-57 on Friday night to win the NIT Season Tipoff in New York. "He's doing fine," trainer John DoRosario...
College Football Roundup
LSU keeps SEC title game hopes aliveJarvis Landry helped LSU keep the SEC championship in reach with a 20-13 win over Arkansas on Friday. Now the receiver and the rest of the No. 8 Tigers must sit back and wait while their next destination perhaps next...
Congo Fires Army Chief after Rebel Seizure of Goma; Report Says He Oversaw Criminal Network Selling Arms to Rebels
SAKE, ConGo Congo's president has suspended the army's chief of staff, following the publication of a U.N. report which reveals that Gen. Gabriel Amisi oversaw a criminal network selling arms to rebels in the country's troubled east. The firing of the...
Deaths Elsewhere
Larry Hagman The North Texas native who played the conniving and mischievous J.R. Ewing on the TV show Dallas, died Friday (Nov. 23, 2012) at a Dallas hospital of complications from cancer, his family said. He was 81. The iconic role of J.R. Ewing metamorphosed...
Elliott Has Monster Game in Loss; Burroughs RB Sets State Record for All-Purpose Yards
John Burroughs senior running back Ezekiel Elliott fought back the tears the best he could. "You put in so many hours with your boys, your brothers, all season for the past four years and you aren't able to accomplish what you wanted to," Elliott said...
European Union Summit Fails to Find Budget Deal; Differences Remain over Spending Cuts, Increases
BRUSSELS o A summit of the European Union's 27 national leaders, charged with agreeing on a long-term budget for the bloc, broke up Friday afternoon without being able to reach a deal. Coming just days after the 17 eurogroup finance ministers failed, yet...
Family Suffers through Pair of House Fires, Divorce; 100 NEEDIEST CASES: HELPING THOUSANDS
CASE 33Not one house fire, but two. That's just part of the struggle for Mrs. G in recent years. She and her four children survived two house fires but lost many of their belongings. Mrs. G is 31. To add to the stress, she is going through a divorce....
Freese Unhurt after Crashing SUV; Cards Third Baseman Swerved to Avoid a Deer, According to Police Report
ST. LOUIS COUNTY Police say Cardinals third baseman David Freese was not hurt Thursday afternoon when he crashed into a tree in an attempt to avoid a deer in the road. Freese, 29, was heading south on Wildhorse Creek Road near Rieger Road in Wildwood...
Gaza Crowds Surge at Israel Border Fence; Israeli Troops Fire on Some, and One Is Killed, but Cease-Fire Remains Intact
GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP Israeli troops fired on Gazans surging toward Israel's border fence Friday, killing one person but leaving intact the fragile 2-day-old cease-fire between Hamas and the Jewish state. The truce, which calls for an end to Gaza rocket...
Geena Davis Battles Gender Stereotypes
ASK, RECEIVE Academy Award-winner Geena "Don't Call Me An Actress" Davis will be the featured speaker Wednesday at the Women's Foundation of Greater St. Louis' program "Making a Difference: Women, Girls and the Media." The reception begins at 5 p.m....
Generic Lipitor Lots Recalled; Tiny Glass Particles Are Cited
TRENTON, N. J. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has recalled dozens of lots of its generic version of cholesterol drug Lipitor because some may contain tiny glass particles, the latest in a string of manufacturing deficiencies that once led U.S. regulators...
Georgia's Murray Hearing Draft Talk
Aaron Murray has already received some lofty praise, should he decide to enter the NFL draft. That discussion will have to wait, however. The junior quarterback still has plenty of work to do for No. 3 Georgia. Murray has guided the Bulldogs (10-1) to...
Grateful Dead Foundation Supports New Line Theatre; Foundation, Honoring Band's Former Road Manager, Supports Efforts in the Arts, Sciences and Education
Scott Miller, founder and artistic director of New Line Theatre, got the kind of call everybody dreams of. It came from a stranger with money. The caller told him New Line is one of eight organizations chosen to receive a 2012 grant from the Rex Foundation,...
Hannibal Boasts Many Sites That Inspired Twain
HANNIBAL The hundreds of thousands of people who visit the Mark Twain sites in Hannibal each year see many of the obvious inspirations for the works of the great author and humorist. But the Hannibal Courier-Post reports that throughout the quaint northeast...
Hannibal Boasts Many; Sites That; Inspired; Twain
HANNIBAL The hundreds of thousands of people who visit the Mark Twain sites in Hannibal each year see many of the obvious inspirations for the works of the great author and humorist.But the Hannibal Courier-Post reports that throughout the quaint northeast...
House Republicans Exploring Limited Immigration Measure; Bill Would Expand Some Visas, Make It Easier for Families to Reunite
WASHINGTON House Republicans still smarting from their poor showing among Hispanics in the presidential election are planning a vote next week on immigration legislation that would expand visas for foreign science and technology students and make it...
Indian Wal-Mart Reveals Corruption Investigation
MUMBAI, India Wal-Mart's Indian joint venture said Friday it has suspended several employees as part of an internal corruption investigation, another blow to the U.S. company's plans for aggressive expansion in a giant market largely untapped by foreign retailers....
Kirkwood Is Champ; Kirkwood 31, Fort Osage 7; Pioneers Win First State Title
The Kirkwood football team has been waiting for this. The Pioneers came up short in previous Missouri Class 5 championship game appearances against Raymore-Peculiar in 2006 and against Staley in 2011. But this time, Kirkwood could finally celebrate.The...
Law & Order; Public Safety
EAST ST. LOUIS Murder-suicide suspected Police said a man fatally shot his estranged wife and wounded their daughter before killing himself Thanksgiving evening at a home in the 700 block of North 75th Street. Authorities identified the dead as Dorothy...
Local Digest
ST. LOUIS Corps cuts flow from Missouri River reservoir The Army Corps of Engineers on Friday began a gradual reduction of the flow from a Missouri River reservoir under a plan announced this month . The action is expected to worsen low-water conditions...
Maurer, Walter Jacob Born January 17
Maurer, Walter Jacob Born January 17, 1939, St. Louis, MO died November 22, 2012, Eureka, MO. Walter was born at Christian Hospital, St. Louis, MO to Ella (nee Kieffer) and Walter J. Maurer Sr. He was raised in the Ferguson, MO area, attending local...
Mizzou Melts against No. 2 Louisville; Louisville 84, Missouri 61 - ; Tigers Commit 23 Turnovers
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas Two minutes without Phil Pressey were enough to let Frank Haith know Mizzou was not going to survive the night without him on the floor.Two early fouls put Pressey on the bench after less than five minutes Friday night against...
Mizzou Needs Three-Peat to Salvage Season
Through scheduling oddities caused by realignment in the Big 12 last year and both schools moving to the Southeastern Conference this year, Mizzou football today plays at Texas A&M for a third straight season.This has got to be a world record, MU coach...
Mizzou Needs Three-Peat to Salvage Season; Tigers Won Games Each of the Last Two Seasons at Texas A&M
Through scheduling oddities caused by realignment in the Big 12 last year and both schools moving to the Southeastern Conference this year, Mizzou football today plays at Texas A&M for a third straight season. "This has got to be a world record," MU...
MU Making Do without Guard Dixon
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas The absence of suspended guard Michael Dixon has created some issues in the Mizzou backcourt, which could use another ball handler and a shooter.The loss of Dixons perimeter shooting skills was never more apparent than in the...
MU Making Do without Guard Dixon; Notebook; There's No Timetable for Return of Suspended Tiger
PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS The absence of suspended guard Michael Dixon has created some issues in the Mizzou backcourt, which could use another ball handler and a shooter. The loss of Dixon's perimeter shooting skills was never more apparent than in...
Nation Digest
Gas explosion hits building in MassachusettsA natural gas explosion Friday in Springfield, Mass., destroyed two buildings but didn't kill anyone, authorities said. Firefighters and gas company workers were among more than a dozen injured people, they...
NBA Roundup
Magic rally to beat CavaliersJameer Nelson had 22 points, Arron Afflalo scored 19 and host Orlando rallied to beat Cleveland 108-104 Friday night. Glen Davis had 10 of his 16 points in Orlandos big fourth quarter. Nelson also finished with six assists.Dion...
NBA Roundup
Magic rally to beat CavaliersJameer Nelson had 22 points, Arron Afflalo scored 19 and host Orlando rallied to beat Cleveland 108-104 Friday night. Glen Davis had 10 of his 16 points in Orlando's big fourth quarter. Nelson also finished with six assists....
New Iraq, Afghan War Veterans Joining Congress; They Offer Diverse Views for House Freshman Class
WASHINGTON As Tammy Duck-worth sees it, her path to Congress began when she awoke in the fall of 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was missing both of her legs and faced the prospect of losing her right arm. Months of agonizing therapy lay...
NFL Notebook
49ers' starting QB remains a mysteryJim Harbaugh expects Alex Smith to be medically cleared to play by today. Still, the 49ers coach did not announce Friday who will start at quarterback at New Orleans on Sunday. He says it serves no purpose to his team...
NHL Cancels More Games as Lockout Continues; First Two Weeks of December Are Gone, along with All-Star Game
NEW YORK More than a third of the NHL regular season and two of its marquee events have now been called off. The league announced its latest round of cancellations on Friday Day 69 of its labor lockout. All games through Dec. 14 were wiped out, and...
On Air
TODAYBASKETBALL8 p.m. NBA: Chicago at Milwaukee, WGN9 p.m. NBA: Utah at Sacramento, NBA TVCollege men2 p.m. SIU-Edwardsville at Texas-Pan American, WSIE (88.7 FM)3 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Illinois, BTN5 p.m. Ball State at Indiana, BTN6 p.m. Missouri State...
Penney Wins Third State Title in Four Years; Penney 60, Valle Catholic 34; Hornets Overcome 14-Point Deficit
Penney did it again. The Hornets overcame a 14-point deficit, took the lead in the fourth and poured it on late to beat Valle Catholic 60-34 in the Class 1 football championship game at the Edward Jones Dome on Friday. Penney (15-0 overall) used a similar...
People; Entertainment
Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend is arrested after fightHalle Berry's ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry was arrested for investigation of battery after he and the Oscar-winning actress's current boyfriend got into a fight at her Hollywood Hills home, police said....
Powerball Lottery Jackpot Surges to $325 Million; Lottery Officials Expect Influx from Holiday Shoppers
DES MOINES, IOWA Black Friday shoppers in many cities briefly detoured into lottery retailers, drawn off task by the prospects of winning a $325 million Powerball jackpot tonight the fourth- largest in the game's history. Chicago resident Clyde Gadlin,...
Power Grab Riles Many in Egypt; Liberals Who Helped Bring Down Mubarak Fear New Dictatorship
CAIRO Supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi clashed Friday in the worst violence since he took office, while he defended a decision to give himself near-absolute power to root out what he called "weevils eating away at the nation of Egypt."The...
Radiation Cleanup Goes on in Hematite; $200 Million Project to Remove 2.3 Million Cubic Feet of Contaminated Soil
HEMATITE For decades, a factory in rural Jefferson County churned out nuclear fuel and its workers buried radioactive waste in pits. It was the oldest nuclear fuel manufacturing plant in the country when Westinghouse Electric Co. acquired the plant...
Religion Events
TODAYEXHIBIT Patrick Graham: Thirty Years The Silence Becomes the Painting is on display at 11 a.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, 3700 West Pine Mall Boulevard. Free. 314-977-7170, slu.edu/x66483.xml.SUNDAYBIBLE STUDY Finding Your Story...
Reunited: Wells' Return Means O-Line Finally Intact
Saffold, Turner, Wells, Dahl and Richardson. Those were the Rams' five offensive line starters way back when, in the season opener Sept. 9 in Detroit. Center Scott Wells suffered a fractured foot in that game and was done by halftime. Left tackle Rodger...
Searching for Resilience on Black Friday
Even though it pains me to admit it, yes, I went shopping Thursday night. Confession is good for the soul, or so my mother used to tell me. So here is mine: After years of resisting the Black Friday mania, I found myself standing in line at Walmart Thanksgiving...
SHOPPING FRENZY; Lines, Lines and More Lines Await Bargain Hunters; but Second Year of Late Thursday Shopping May Have Thinned Friday's Crowds
This Black Friday may have tipped in favor of the night owls, but some of the early morning birds didn't seem to mind since they got to spend more of Thanksgiving Day with their families and didn't have to fight as big of crowds. Operating on less than...
St. Charles Christmas Festival off to Strong Start; Partial Demolition of Blanchette Bridge Hasn't Dampened Traditions Traffic
ST. CHARLES The annual Christmas Traditions festival began Friday in the city's Main Street historic area with the usual holiday carolers, costumed characters and dozens of festively decorated shops and eateries. And festivalgoers and merchants alike...
Stocks Soar on Black Friday as Tech Leads; Positive Economic News from Germany and China Spurs Rally
The stock market enjoyed some Black Friday cheer, rising sharply as shoppers braved the annual post-Thanksgiving rush. Major stock indexes closed one of their best weeks of the year. Traders were encouraged by positive economic news from Germany and...
Thank-You Notes and Looking Back
This week signals the full entry into holiday-season mode for most of us. I am not one of those Christians who worry about the so-called War on Christmas, any more than I believe there is a war on Christianity or religious freedom in this country. I...
Top 25 Fared
Top 25 Fared HOW THE MEN'S TOP 25 FARED1. Indiana (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. Ball State, Sunday.2. Louisville (5-0) beat No. 13 Missouri 84-61. Next: vs. No. 5 Duke, Saturday.3. Ohio State (4-0) beat UMKC 91-45. Next: at No. 5 Duke, Wed.4. Michigan...
Turnovers Are Costly for Althoff; Mercer County 14, Althoff 7; Crusaders Can't Overcome Six Miscues in Illinois Class 2a Title Game
CHAMPAIGN, ILL. In a game where both teams had trouble holding onto the ball, Althoff's miscues proved too much to overcome. After scoring on its opening drive, Althoff made six turnovers on the way to a 14-7 loss to Aledo Mercer County Friday afternoon...
Whats Up/Heads Up
WHAT'S UP - FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM11.26 eReader Workshop An eReader Workshop is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday at the K. Linnemann Branch of the St. Charles City-County Library, 2323 Elm Street in St. Charles. Owners of eReaders can get a demonstration...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers
Hostess ship may have already sailedDavid Nicklaus' column "At Hostess, conflict trumps economics" (Nov. 18) unfairly portrays the Hostess tragedy as a case of he said/ she said with a splash of employee irrationality. Mr. Nicklaus stated "union members...