St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 16, 2013

Arch, Public Parks Initiative Will Improve Our Region; the Benefits; Projects Would Better Our Quality of Life and Create Jobs; OTHER VIEWS
We live, raise our families or work in the St. Louis region. Improving our quality of life will enable our region to continue its viability and foster growth. Clearly, the Arch and the St. Louis riverfront are landmarks that define our region. Both are...
Armstrong Gets Extension; Five-Year Deal Keeps the NHLs Reigning GM of the Year with the Blues for the Long Run; NHL
The Blues have locked up the NHLs reigning general manager of the year with a long-term contract.Doug Armstrong has signed a five-year extension, a league source has told the Post-Dispatch. The deal will take Armstrong, whose contract was set to expire...
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK; STLHighSchoolSports.com
Blake BlairEdwardsville wrestlingBlair knocked off a pair of top-ranked opponents en route to the 195-pound title at the St. Charles West Invitational. He beat Iowas No. 1-rated 195-pounder, Mickey Pelfrey of Iowa City West, 8-0 in the semifinals and...
Banks Rip New Oversight Panel; Industry Says Consumer Agency Is Slowing Lending, Hurting Business; BUSINESS
WASHINGTON Bankers and financial industry leaders are criticizing the early efforts of the governments new consumer finance watchdog, saying a slow and inefficient oversight process has slowed lending and made it more difficult for them to do business.The...
BEST OF THE BEST?; If LEBRON JAMES Scores His 20,000th Point Tonight, He Will Have Done So at the Age of 28 Years, 17 Days the Youngest Ever to Accomplish the Feat; NBA
LeBron James was the youngest player in NBA history to win rookie of the year, to record a triple-double, to score 1,000 points, to score 10,000 points, to win MVP honors at an All-Star Game ...You get the idea.His latest youngest-to-do-it milestone...
Blues Continue Their Search for More Depth on the Blue Line; Notebook; Team Signs Veteran Colin White to a Tryout Contract, Considers Going with Eight Defensemen
Three days into training camp, the Blues are still looking for defensive depth.The club gave 12-year NHL veteran Colin White a tryout contract Tuesday, and he was in uniform for the teams scrimmage in the evening, wearing No. 55.Hes another piece to...
Blues Continue Their Search for More Depth on the Blue Line; Notebook; Team Signs Veteran Colin White to a Tryout Contract, Considers Going with Eight Defensemen; NHL
Three days into training camp, the Blues are still looking for defensive depth.The club gave 12-year NHL veteran Colin White a tryout contract Tuesday, and he was in uniform for the teams scrimmage in the evening, wearing No. 55.Hes another piece to...
Bonacorsi, Louis Francis with His Family at His Side and Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church
Bonacorsi, Louis Franciswith his family at his side and fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2013, at the age of 92. Loving son of the late John and Marie Bonacorsi; beloved husband for...
Business Digest
Home prices rise Home prices are creeping upward in the St. Louis area but at a much slower pace than in the rest of the country, according to CoreLogic. The real estate analysis company said prices here were up 0.7 percent in November compared to a...
CHANGE of CULTURE; Two Area Dairymen Team Up to Produce Illinois' Only Farmstead Yogurt
TRENTON A few years ago, Kurt Bizenberger looked toward the future of his familys dairy farm and the prospects were bleak.It was either quit or do something else, Bizenberger recalls.Steve Eickmeyers family, like Bizenbergers, has raised dairy cows in...
Circuit Attorney to Review Museum; Check Could 'Restore Public Confidence,' Alderman Roddy Says
ST. LOUIS Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce has agreed to investigate controversies surrounding the Missouri History Museum, which has come under fire for a soured land deal, a vacation payout to its former president, Robert Archibald, and allegations...
College Basketball Roundup
Wisconsin upsets No. 2 IndianaRyan Evans had 13 points and seven rebounds, and Traevon Jackson added 11 points as Wisconsin upset No. 2 Indiana 64-59 on Tuesday night to take sole possession of the Big Ten lead.The Badgers (13-4, 4-0) have won seven...
Crab Rangoon from Asia Uses Real Crab, Is a Top Seller; SPECIAL REQUEST
Q Is it possible to get the recipe for the Crab Rangoon at Asia at Lumire Place? It is always very crisp and you can actually taste the crab in the filling. Ans Schmidtke, Mexico, Mo. A Asian cuisine is grounded by the earth, explains Mayla Gooch, sous...
Defendant in Sex Slave Case Makes Plea Deal; PUBLIC SAFETY
KANSAS CITY A Missouri man accused of torturing a young woman he kept as a sex slave pleaded guilty Tuesday to having sex with her when she was underage, but more serious charges including sex trafficking were dropped.Edward Bagley, 45, had been facing...
Edwardsville Displays Balance in Big Win; STLHighSchoolSports.com
EDWARDSVILLE When area powers Edwardsville and St. Josephs last met two years ago, the Tigers had trouble scoring in a 14-point loss to the Angels.When the two teams faced off again Tuesday on Edwardsvilles home floor, they had no problem at all putting...
Grell, Gene L. Son of the Late Clinton Lewis & Adele Vanden Heuvel Grell
Grell, Gene L. son of the late Clinton Lewis & Adele Vanden Heuvel Grell, entered eternal life on January 2, 2013. He was born July 14, 1959 at San Antonio, TX. He was predeceased by his infant sister, Mary Ann. He is survived by his fianc Christina...
(Gun Control) Digest
N.Y. passes first state law on gun control since massacre Jumping out ahead of Washington, New York enacted the nations toughest gun restrictions Tuesday and the first since the Connecticut school shooting, including an expanded assault-weapon ban and...
Haith Seeking True Grit from Mizzou; Coach Wants to See Toughness Re- Emerge; COLLEGE BASKETBALL
COLUMBIA, MO. After his team succumbed to a surprising double- digit bruising in its first conference road game, one aspect of the episode resonated more than anything else to Mizzou coach Frank Haith.As a coach, you dont ever want to feel like you...
Heinz Gelles; Founded Companies in St. Louis after Escaping Holocaust; OBITUARIES
Heinz Gelles, who died last week at age 87, grew up in Vienna and managed to stay one step ahead of the Nazis as they rounded up and murdered his family along with millions of other Jews.At age 16, he sold his stamp collection for travel money and made his...
Home Ownership Leads Soulard Woman to a Second Job in the Kitchen; WHAT'S COOKING
When Melissa Clendenin bought her first house five years ago, she decided to find a part-time job she would enjoy to help with the extra expenses home ownership entailed.Reading and cooking thats what I like to do, she said. Left Bank Books wasnt hiring...
Late Jumper Lifts Belleville East to OT Victory over West; STLHighSchoolSports.com
BELLEVILLE Its always a big event when the Belleville East and Belleville West boys basketball teams get together, but this one was something special.Darreon Reddicks jumper in the lane with 25 seconds remaining in overtime lifted the host Lancers to...
Law & Order; Public Safety
GODFREY > Driver charged in fatal crash Jacob L. Fickle, 24, of the 200 block of Mercury Drive in Godfrey, was charged Tuesday with crashing an SUV into a home, killing a 73-year-old man inside. Fickle was charged with leaving the scene of a traffic...
Local Digest
ROCK HILL > School official plans tax abatement proposal The vice president of the Webster Groves School Board asked the Rock Hill Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night to abandon plans to ask for tax abatement for a CVS drugstore planned at the northwest...
Local Digest
CREVE COEUR > City joins others in restricting funeral protests The Creve Coeur City Council unanimously passed a measure Monday night that will place restrictions on funeral and burial protests by groups such as the Westboro Baptist Church.The ordinance,...
McClellan Signs with Rangers; the Former Cardinals Reliever, Limited to 16 Games Last Season Because of Injuries, Will Compete for Starting or Relief Job with Texas
Former Cardinals reliever Kyle McClellan has agreed to a minor- league deal with the Texas Rangers.McClellan, 28, will go to spring training with a chance to compete for a spot in the rotation or the bullpen.I think its the right fit for a lot of reasons,...
McKee Enlists Lobbying Force; Developer Hires 17 to Push Tax Credit Extension
Developer Paul McKee plans to push for more state money for his NorthSide Regeneration project in north St. Louis. And hes hired a small army of Jefferson City insiders to help him get it.Seventeen lobbyists filed paperwork Monday to represent the huge- but-stalled...
Meritage Blend Proves a Winner; WINE FINDS
Two of my friends, husband and wife empty nesters, invited me over on Christmas afternoon for a casual afternoon of hanging out and munching on appetizers. I volunteered to bring the wine, and when I asked what they'd like, they agreed it should be red....
Mild Winter Brings Early Work on Area Highway Projects; Improvements to Interstate System Will Help Relieve Congestion on Popular Routes
Brace yourself for highway construction headaches soon on some of the areas most popular highways.Missouri Department of Transportation St. Louis District Engineer Ed Hassinger said Tuesday that the mild winter should mean an earlier-than-normal start...
Mix of Measures Will Be Pushed to Curb Gun Violence
Some of the proposals Obama is expected to announce:WOULD REQUIRE CONGRESSIONAL ACTIONBanning assault weapons. Obama has spoken in support of such a measure. Congress passed a 10-year ban on high-grade, military- style weapons in 1994, signed into law...
Nation Digest
House OKs Sandy reliefMore than 10 weeks after Superstorm Sandy tore through parts of the heavily populated Northeast, the House approved $50.7 billion in emergency relief for the victims Tuesday night. The vote was 241-180. Officials said the Senate...
NBA Roundup
Nets make it seven in a rowBrook Lopez had 22 points and nine rebounds, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams each scored 21 points, and the Brooklyn Nets extended their season-high winning streak to seven games with a 113-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors...
NBA Roundup
Nets make it seven in a rowBrook Lopez had 22 points and nine rebounds, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams each scored 21 points, and the Brooklyn Nets extended their season-high winning streak to seven games with a 113-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors...
New Lease on Life with Rekindled Love
Can a man love two women? Can a loving, faithful husband have a special place in a corner of his heart for an old girlfriend?Consider the life and loves of Joe Brader.He was born in July 1925 in a two-family flat on Milentz Avenue in south St. Louis....
NFL Notebook
Chargers hire McCoy as coachDenver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was introduced Tuesday as the new coach of the San Diego Chargers.McCoy replaces Norv Turner, who was fired along with general manager A.J. Smith after the Chargers finished...
Nhl Notebook
Red Wings name Zetterberg captainThe Detroit Red Wings have chosen Henrik Zetterberg as their captain, replacing retired defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom.The announcement came as little surprise. Detroit made it official at a news conference Tuesday before...
No Pull-Tab Solution; Our View; Yet Another Milestone in Rams' Lease Talks; OPINION
A guy walks into a bar, grabs a stool, orders a Budweiser and tells the bartender to put 20 bucks on the iPad for him. Next thing you know, he's donating to charity and building a new football stadium. It's the latest frontier in the ceaseless quest...
Obama Could Act Alone to Tighten Up Gun Laws; Executive Orders Would Bypass Congress
WASHINGTON Facing powerful opposition to sweeping gun regulations, President Barack Obama is weighing 19 steps he could take through executive action alone, congressional officials said. But the scope of such measures is limited.The steps could include...
Patriots Try to Shore Up Coverage on Kickoffs; Yielding Points Late in Halves Has Become Sticking Point; NFL PLAYOFFS
FOXBOROUGH, MASS. Its a bad time for the New England Patriots to allow points late in halves and long kickoff returns at any point in a game.Fix that fast, or the Baltimore Ravens and speedster Jacoby Jones could run them right out of the postseason.The...
Poached Eggs for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
The beauty of poached eggs is their versatility. Depending on what you pair them with, they can be breakfast, lunch or even dinner.So for this quick and easy weekday meal, I serve them with a bed of arugula, a scoop of ricotta cheese one of the most...
Political Fix
From our online report on politics and government. STLtoday.com/ politicalfixDEBATE OVER DEBATES A sure sign the St. Louis mayoral race has begun: Candidates are debating about debates.Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed issued a statement Tuesday saying:...
Radwanska Extends Win Streak in Australian Open Second Round
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA Agnieszka Radwanska extended the best winning streak of the year to 11 matches as she rolled into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Romanias Irina-Camelia Begu on Wednesday.The No. 4-ranked Radwanska...
Retail Sales Up in December; Consumer Spending Was Buoyed by Job Growth; BUSINESS
Consumers increased their spending at retail businesses in December, buying more autos, furniture and clothing. Steady job growth and lower gas prices kept consumers shopping for the holidays, despite worries about potentially tax increases.Retail sales...
Salted Fish Produces a Very Savory Dinner
If ever a food needed a brand overhaul, it is salt cod.Nothing about that name inspires cravings. It actually sounds like something you spread on an icy walkway to keep people from slipping. But salt cod actually has a rich history, especially in Portuguese...
Serena Hurts Ankle in Easy Victory; Murray, Federer Open with Wins
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA Flat on her back, her sore right ankle raised and her hands covering her face, Serena Williams tried to block out thoughts that her bid for a third straight Grand Slam title might be ruined.After a dominating run the last six months,...
Sparks Fly over Bill on Smoking Loopholes; St. Louis County Plan Reignites Arguments for, against Exemptions
CLAYTON Strong opinions that have smoldered since St. Louis County voters enacted a smoking ban two years ago flared up on Tuesday night before the County Council over a proposal to eliminate exemptions to the ban.About a dozen speakers weighed in regarding...
Sports Digest
Ex-Yankee reliever Soriano signs with NationalsFormer Yankees reliever Rafael Soriano appears to have gotten the payday he wanted, signing a two-year, $28-million deal with the Washington Nationals, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated...
Sports Digest
Ex-Yankee reliever Soriano signs with NationalsFormer Yankees reliever Rafael Soriano appears to have gotten the payday he wanted, signing a two-year, $28-million deal with the Washington Nationals, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated...
Stillman Keeping His Fingers Crossed; Owner Hopes Fans Show Their Love for Blues; NHL
Tom Stillman finally gets to drive the car or, in his words, hold the baby.Imagine forking over $130 million for a highly competitive but virtually broke professional sports franchise and its trappings. Before the first game is played the league initiates...
Student Shoots Official, Self at Career School Here; Alleged Gunman Has Mental Condition, Criminal Record, Had Lost Financial Aid
ST. LOUIS A student with a violent past, a mental disability and a handgun wounded an official at the Stevens Institute of Business & Arts where he had just lost financial aid early Tuesday afternoon and then shot himself, officials said.Greg Elsenrath,...
Tax Hike Will Be on New Melle Ballot; Aldermen Arent Optimistic; 2 Other Increases Will Also Be Up for Vote
NEW MELLE Aldermen voted unanimously to place a 25-cent tax increase on the April ballot, even though some think its chances for passage are slim.Its truly a Hail Mary pass, but let the voters speak, said Alderman Doug Bice.Officials arent optimistic...
Try a Loaded Baked Potato with a Sweet and Savory Side
Much as I love mashed white potatoes, my favorite potato is the sweet variety.Ive been cooking and eating sweet potatoes for as long as I can remember. And when I found out that they were loaded with vitamins and other good-for-you stuff like fiber,...
U.S. Withdraws New Furnace Rules; Critics Complain Units Too Costly for Some Consumers; BUSINESS
The federal government has agreed to withdraw new rules that would require consumers in Missouri, Illinois and more than two dozen other northern states to purchase high-efficiency furnaces beginning this spring.The decision is the result of a legal...
Vande Kerk, John E. Passed Away Peacefully on Thursday
Vande Kerk, John E.passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Frances Smith Vande Kerk and the late Josephine Vander Weide, John was a kind and modest man of many talents and achievements, devoting his life...
What's Up - Heads Up
WHAT'S UP FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM01.19 Zoo job fair The St. Louis Zoo will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in The Living World at the North Entrance for those interested in part-time spring, summer and fall employment at the zoo. Energetic...
World Digest
Explosions kill dozens in SyriaTwin blasts inside a university campus in Syrias largest city, Aleppo, on Tuesday set cars ablaze, blew the walls off dormitory rooms and left more than 80 people dead, anti-regime activists said. What caused the blasts...
Young, Marvin O. of Warson Woods Passed from This Life January 13
Young, Marvin O.of Warson Woods passed from this life January 13, 2013 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of 61 years of Sue Mathews Young; dear son of the late Otto C. Young and Irene Barlage Young, dear father of Victoria (Bradley Pickard) Young of...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
Failing to raise debt ceiling will not lead to defaultAnyone telling you that shutting down the government if we fail to raise the debt ceiling will make the nation default on its debt obligations is simply either lying or ignorant on how this process works.First...