St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 19, 2012

A Double-Whipped Eggnog to Set the Holiday Mood
For me, eggnog season can't come soon enough. I drink it little by little, spiked and not. I make eggnog cappuccinos in the morning and eggnog milkshakes at night. On the weekends, there is nothing like French toast made with eggnog.But the best eggnog...
A Homecoming at SLU for Jay Spoonhour
Jay Spoonhour has, it seems, been around just about every college basketball program in Missouri.He was a teenager when his father, Charlie, was coaching Southwest Missouri State, now known as Missouri State, and would sit on the end of the bench during...
American Railcar Makes Bid for Rival Greenbrief
Carl Icahn's American Railcar Industries Inc. offered $542 million for Greenbrier Cos., reviving a takeover bid he made four years ago to create the biggest U.S. maker of railroad freight cars.St. Charles-based American Railcar had talks with Greenbrier...
Amgen to Pay $762 Million Settlement over Drug Marketing; Drugmaker Accused of Hawking Aranesp for Unapproved Uses
Amgen Inc. has agreed to pay $762 million to resolve federal litigation accusing the drugmaker of marketing the anemia treatment Aranesp for unapproved uses.The Thousand Oaks, Calif., company pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally introducing a misbranded...
Amgen to Pay $762M Settlement over Drug Marketing
Amgen Inc. has agreed to pay $762 million to resolve federal litigation accusing the drugmaker of marketing the anemia treatment Aranesp for unapproved uses.The company, based in Thousand Oaks, Calif., pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally introducing...
Area Woman Falsely Linked to Pro-Shooting Tweets
ST. CHARLES COUNTY A 71-year-old woman says she got hundreds of phone calls Monday night after someone posted her number on Twitter and claimed it was the number of someone tweeting as the Newtown, Conn., shooter.The woman, who has not been identified...
Athlete of the Week
Aniecia BrewsterBelleville East basketballA 5-foot-11 senior forward, Brewster elevated her game to a new level last week in a pair of Southwestern Conference contests. She had a game-high 25 points, nine rebounds and four steals in a 53-52 loss to rival...
Baseball Notebook
Astros sign Pena The Houston Astros wanted to add power to their lineup and a veteran presence to their young team.They think they got both by agreeing to a $2.9 million, one-year contract with Carlos Pena.We believe he is exactly the kind of player...
Baseball Notebook: Astros Sign Pena
Astros sign Pena The Houston Astros wanted to add power to their lineup and a veteran presence to their young team.They think they got both by agreeing to a $2.9 million, one-year contract with Carlos Pena."We believe he is exactly the kind of player...
Benghazi Report Faults Top Brass
WASHINGTON An independent panel charged with investigating the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has concluded that systematic management and leadership failures at the State Department led to grossly inadequate...
Benghazi Review Finds Systematic Security Faults
WASHINGTON An independent panel charged with investigating the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has concluded that systematic management and leadership failures at the State Department led to "grossly" inadequate...
Big Ten Is a Big Underdog in Bowl Season
DES MOINES, Iowa The Big Ten spent much of the year as a national punch line.It might get worse during bowl season.The Big Ten could only fill seven of its eight predetermined bowl slots and each of those bowl-bound teams is currently an underdog.From...
Big Ten Teams Are All Underdogs in Bowl Season
DES MOINES, Iowa The Big Ten spent much of the year as a national punch line.It might get worse during bowl season.The Big Ten could only fill seven of its eight predetermined bowl slots and each of those bowl-bound teams is currently an underdog.From...
Blue Jays Make Strategy Work
WASHINGTON, mo. The Washington basketball team had a clear game plan going into Tuesday night's nonconference contest against visiting Pacific. The Blue Jays wanted to limit standout sophomore Cullen VanLeer and they did, holding the high-scoring guard...
Blue Jays Make Strategy Work; Washington 51, Pacific 40; Victory Is Their Fourth in a Row
WASHINGTON, mo. The Washington basketball team had a clear game plan going into Tuesday nights nonconference contest against visiting Pacific. The Blue Jays wanted to limit standout sophomore Cullen VanLeer and they did, holding the high-scoring guard...
Budget Talks Hit a Lull with Boehner's 'Plan B'
WASHINGTON Just two weeks from an economy-threatening deadline, fiscal cliff talks hit a lull Tuesday as House Speaker John Boehner announced that Republicans would also march ahead with their own tax plan on a separate track from the one he's been...
Budweiser Name Fight Snagged; Czech Brewer Rejects Latest Offer to Settle Trademark Dispute
CESKE BUDEJOVICE, Czech Republic A deal between a Czech brewer and the worlds biggest brew maker over the right to put the word Budweiser on their bottles will have to wait a bit longer.Settlement talks between state-owned Budejovicky Budvar and Anheuser-Busch,...
Business Digest
Missouri unemployment rate dips Missouris unemployment rate fell in November, but so did the number of jobs. Figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Economic Development show Missouris seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two-tenths...
Business Digest
Missouri unemployment rate dips Missouri's unemployment rate fell in November, but so did the number of jobs. Figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Economic Development show Missouri's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two-tenths...
CASES 93-95: Couple Cares for Twin Great-Nephews
CASE 93M and T reached out to help their twin great-nephews a decade ago, but the burden is becoming heavier. M is retired from the Navy, and is now disabled. Both he and T, who works in the transportation department for a school, have diabetes. Their...
Century-Old Fight for Budweiser Name Hits New Snag
CESKE BUDEJOVICE, Czech Republic A deal between a Czech brewer and the world's biggest brew maker over the right to put the word Budweiser on their bottles will have to wait a bit longer.Settlement talks between state-owned Budejovicky Budvar and Anheuser-Busch,...
Classes Resuming in Newtown, Minus Sandy Hook
NEWTOWN, Conn. Newtown returned its students to their classrooms Tuesday for the first time since last week's massacre and faced the agonizing task of laying others to rest, as this grieving town wrestled with the same issues gripping the country: violence,...
College Basketball Roundup
Withey leads No. 9 Kansas past RichmondJeff Withey had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Ben McLemore added 14 points and No. 9 Kansas used another big first-half run to help put away Richmond, 87-59, on Tuesday night.Travis Releford and Naadir Tharpe each...
College Football Notebook
Johnny Manziel ran for almost 1,700 yards and 30 touchdowns as a dual-threat quarterback his senior year of high school at Kerrville Tivy.Who would have thought hed be even more impressive at Texas A&M when pitted against the defenses of the Southeastern...
College Football Notebook: Manziel Is AP Player of Year
Manziel is AP player of year Johnny Manziel ran for almost 1,700 yards and 30 touchdowns as a dual-threat quarterback his senior year of high school at Kerrville Tivy.Who would have thought he'd be even more impressive at Texas A&M when pitted against...
Columbias Oldest Building Could Be Razed
COLUMBIA, MO. A Columbia City Council member wants a closer examination of downtown zoning as the citys oldest building could soon be torn down and replaced by high-rise student apartments.A St. Louis developer is under contract to buy the Niedermeyer house...
Columbia's Oldest Building Could Be Razed
COLUMBIA, MO. A Columbia City Council member wants a closer examination of downtown zoning as the city's oldest building could soon be torn down and replaced by high-rise student apartments.A St. Louis developer is under contract to buy the Niedermeyer house...
Digest
ST. LOUIS > Interim MSD leader picked The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has selected an interim executive director to lead the utility after the current executive director departs in January.Jonathon Sprague, director of operations at MSD, will...
Early in Games, Rams Offense Stuck in Neutral
Perhaps the scoreboard could be set at Opponents 7, Rams 0 prior to opening kickoff.While were at it, change that scoreboard to read Quarter: 3rd prior to the National Anthem.And would it be asking too much to make the halftime adjustments during...
Elderly Woman Threatened after She's Falsely Linked to Pro-Shooting Tweets
ST. CHARLES COUNTY A 71-year-old woman says she got hundreds of phone calls Monday night after someone posted her number on Twitter and claimed it was the number of someone tweeting as the Newtown, Conn., shooter.The woman, who has not been identified...
Emerging Golson Crucial to Irish Chances against Alabama
SOUTH BEND, Ind. Notre Dame began the season an unranked and utterly improbable candidate to contend for its first national title since 1988, let alone ascend to No. 1 to earn its way into the BCS title game Jan. 7 against No. 2 Alabama.While a defense...
Fehr Takes Critics in Stride
NEW YORK The files are crammed into boxes, stacks upon stacks of boxes, shoved to the side of the room. This is prime real estate, a rectangular conference room on the 25th floor of a Manhattan office building.No one uses the room these days. This is...
French Toast as Stuffed and Jolly as Santa Himself
If you can make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and fry an egg, you already have all the skills needed to make this incredible Christmas morning stuffed French toast.We start with cinnamon swirl bread and make sandwiches using cream cheese spiked...
Glorious Centuryfor Twinderella
Ben Strank was a cattle farmer in Boone County in the early years of the last century. He was a widower who wanted his three kids to be cultured. He decided piano lessons would be a good thing.He fell in love with the piano teacher, whose name was Lillie. She...
Golson Gives Irish Offense a Presence
SOUTH BEND, Ind. Notre Dame began the season an unranked and utterly improbable candidate to contend for its first national title since 1988, let alone ascend to No. 1 to earn its way into the BCS title game Jan. 7 against No. 2 Alabama.While a defense...
Gun Advocates Join the Call for Legislation; Effort to Ban Assault Weapons Could Include Debate on Mental Health Issues, Video Games
WASHINGTON Congressional gun rights supporters showed an increased willingness Tuesday to consider new legislation to control firearms in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings provided it also addresses mental health issues and the impact...
Ill Couple Is Trying to Care for Twin Great-Nephews; 100 NEEDIEST CASES: HELPING THOUSANDS
CASE 93M and T reached out to help their twin great-nephews a decade ago, but the burden is becoming heavier. M is retired from the Navy, and is now disabled. Both he and T, who works in the transportation department for a school, have diabetes. Their...
Illinis Paul Is Hungry for a Win over Mizzou
The initial estimate was two weeks, a long time to have your jaw wired shut but realistic enough that Brandon Paul figured he could survive on nutrition shakes and smoothies, then make up for lost time and weight.However, the broken jaw suffered in late...
Late Safety Reports Cost Toyota Again; NHTSA Fines the Automaker a Record $17.4 Million
The U.S. government has slapped Toyota Motor Corp. with a record $17.4 million fine for failing once again to quickly report problems to federal regulators and for delaying a safety recall.The fine from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the...
Law and Order
CLAYTON > Man gets 28 years for rape Robert B. Hunt, 20, of Manchester, was sentenced Tuesday to 28 years in prison for raping a girl he encountered while bicycling in Kirkwood. In October, a St. Louis County Circuit Court jury convicted Hunt, 20, of...
Law & Order; Public Safety
CLAYTON > Man gets 28 years for rape Robert B. Hunt, 20, of Manchester, was sentenced Tuesday to 28 years in prison for raping a girl he encountered while bicycling in Kirkwood. In October, a St. Louis County Circuit Court jury convicted Hunt, 20, of...
Local Taxes Rise for Many
Tax bills are higher for many of the regions residents this year, driven largely by rate hikes in area school districts, but also boosted by an uncommon spike in some car and truck values.Total property taxes billed in St. Louis city, St. Louis County, St....
Longtime St. Clair County Sheriff Mearl Justus Dies
Mearl Justus, who served as sheriff of St. Clair County for three decades before resigning from the position last week, died Tuesday (Dec. 18, 2012) at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.Mr. Justus was 81. He started as a street cop in Cahokia and was police...
Man Killed While Selling His Car Called Loving Father
ST. LOUIS A Chesterfield man police say was shot to death last week when he tried to sell his car to the person who killed him was a loving father and the jokester of the family, relatives said.Deondre Lamont Elem, 29, of the 14400 block of Bantry Lane...
McClellan: A Glorious Century for 'Twinderella'
Ben Strank was a cattle farmer in Boone County in the early years of the last century. He was a widower who wanted his three kids to be cultured. He decided piano lessons would be a good thing.He fell in love with the piano teacher, whose name was Lillie. She...
Mearl Justus; Colleagues Say Longtime St. Clair County Sheriff Was a One-of-a-Kind Master in Law Enforcement
Mearl Justus, who served as sheriff of St. Clair County for three decades before resigning from the position last week, died Tuesday (Dec. 18, 2012) at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.Mr. Justus was 81. He started as a street cop in Cahokia and was police...
Messenger: Preventing Massacre Is Not a Left-Right Issue
In her landmark studies of the terminally ill, psychiatrist Elizabeth Kubler-Ross suggested there are five stages of grief. In no particular sequence, she said, they are anger, denial, bargaining, depression and acceptance.On Monday, talking with Mark...
Nation Briefs
Lawmakers reach agreement on new bill for defenseHouse and Senate negotiators reached agreement Tuesday on a $633 billion defense bill that would tighten sanctions on Iran, increase security at diplomatic missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid...
Nation Digest
Lawmakers reach agreement on new bill for defenseHouse and Senate negotiators reached agreement Tuesday on a $633 billion defense bill that would tighten sanctions on Iran, increase security at diplomatic missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid...
NBA Roundup: Bulls Top Celtics
Chicago bests BostonLuol Deng and Carlos Boozer scored 21 points apiece as Chicago overcame Boston 100-89.The Bulls' Joakim Noah had 11 points and 13 rebounds and tied a career high with 10 assists.Nate Robinson scored 18 points for Chicago and keyed...
NFL Notebook
Jets bench Sanchez, McElroy to startRex Ryan has benched Mark Sanchez and will start third-string quarterback Greg McElroy in the New York Jets game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Sanchez threw four interceptions Monday night and couldnt handle...
NFL Notebook: Jets Bench Sanchez, McElroy to Start
NFL notebookJets bench Sanchez, McElroy to startRex Ryan has benched Mark Sanchez and will start third-string quarterback Greg McElroy in the New York Jets' game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Sanchez threw four interceptions Monday night...
Nielsen to Buy Arbitron for about $1.26B
Nielsen, the dominant source of TV ratings, on Tuesday said it had agreed to buy Arbitron for about $1.26 billion to expand into radio measurement.Arbitron pays 70,000 people to carry around gadgets that register what stations they're listening to. Since...
Nielsen to Buy Radio Rating Firm Arbitron
Nielsen, the dominant source of TV ratings, on Tuesday said it had agreed to buy Arbitron for about $1.26 billion to expand into radio measurement.Arbitron pays 70,000 people to carry around gadgets that register what stations theyre listening to. Since...
Old Protocols, New Fears Trigger Rash of School Lockdowns
Over the span of less than 24 hours, at least four police incidents led administrators to temporarily lock down several schools out of fear that potentially armed men might pose a threat to children.And that was only in the St. Louis area.Dozens of school...
Olivette Woman Uses Chemistry Knowledge to Perfect Recipes
Andrea Fan's friends say she has a magic touch when it comes to vegetables. She rarely uses recipes, relying instead on an intuitive understanding of what flavors will work together.What her friends may not know is that Fan was a biochemistry major in...
Paul Doing Everything for Illini
The initial estimate was two weeks, a long time to have your jaw wired shut but realistic enough that Brandon Paul figured he could survive on nutrition shakes and smoothies, then make up for lost time and weight.However, the broken jaw suffered in late...
People; Entertainment
Andy Williams blanket collection set for auctionThe late crooner Andy Williams, famous for easy-listening hits such as Moon River and The Most Wonderful Time of the Year from his beloved Christmas TV specials, had a passion for Navajo blankets. He assembled...
Pet Owners Make Room for Fido under Christmas Tree; People Are Increasingly Indulging Pets
This will be Beaus first Christmas.He doesnt know it yet, but the 8-month-old Australian Shepherd will get a brand new toy on Christmas morning.Its an especially sturdy one that his owner, University City resident Justine Ulrich, hopes he wont be able...
Pet Owners Make Room for Fido under the Christmas Tree
This will be Beaus first Christmas.He doesnt know it yet, but the 8-month-old Australian Shepherd will get a brand new toy on Christmas morning.Its an especially sturdy one that his owner, University City resident Justine Ulrich, hopes he wont be able...
Police: Chesterfield Man Slain by Teen Who Agreed to Buy His Car
ST. LOUIS A Chesterfield man police say was shot to death last week when he tried to sell his car to the person who killed him was a loving father and the jokester of the family, relatives said.Deondre Lamont Elem, 29, of the 14400 block of Bantry Lane...
Pressure Builds on Bears Coach Lovie Smith
LAKE FOREST, Ill. Lovie Smith isn't going to get caught up in any outside discussion about his job security with the Bears scuffling along and in danger of missing the playoffs after a 7-1 start.Chicago's coach says his only focus is on trying to get...
Pressure to Win Builds for Bears Lovie Smith
LAKE FOREST, Ill. Lovie Smith isnt going to get caught up in any outside discussion about his job security with the Bears scuffling along and in danger of missing the playoffs after a 7-1 start.Chicagos coach says his only focus is on trying to get...
Preventing Massacre Is Not a Left-Right Issue; Gun Debate; Country Must Work to Find Common Ground, Not Stand Divided; OTHER VIEWS
In her landmark studies of the terminally ill, psychiatrist Elizabeth Kubler-Ross suggested there are five stages of grief. In no particular sequence, she said, they are anger, denial, bargaining, depression and acceptance.On Monday, talking with Mark...
Price Is High for the Right to Bear Arms
I've often heard the expression, "Freedom isn't free." While it's mostly used to mean that we have to fight for our freedoms, it seems to me that it can also mean that there is a price to some of the rights we enjoy every day. For example, we pay a price...
Property Taxes Rise across Region
Tax bills are higher for many of the region's residents this year, driven largely by rate hikes in area school districts, but also boosted by an uncommon spike in some car and truck values.Total property taxes billed in St. Louis city, St. Louis County, St....
Rash of School Lockdowns Triggered by Old Protocols and New Fears
Over the span of less than 24 hours, at least four police incidents led administrators to temporarily lock down several schools out of fear that potentially armed men might pose a threat to children.And that was only in the St. Louis area.Dozens of school...
Recipes That Will Make You Rethink Fruitcake
No holiday food is more ridiculed than the fruitcake. Let's start with the fruit: the cloyingly sweet, brighter-than-lifelumps of green, yellow and red that dare you to guess their identity. Then, the booze, often so overpowering that it's all you taste....
Religious and Civic Leaders Gather to Pray for Shooting Victims
ST. LOUIS About 200 people gathered at Christ Church Cathedral downtown Tuesday evening for an interfaith community prayer service in memory of those killed at a Connecticut grade school last week.Those gathered also prayed for the victims of gun violence...
Sales Tax for Arch Advances in County
ST. LOUIS COUNTY The County Council formally introduced on Tuesday a bill that would place on the April ballot a sales tax to raise $760 million to revitalize parks, build trails and improve the Gateway Arch grounds. County Executive Charlie A. Dooley...
Service Here for School Shooting Victims
ST. LOUIS About 200 people gathered at Christ Church Cathedral downtown Tuesday evening for an interfaith community prayer service in memory of those killed at a Connecticut grade school last week.Those gathered also prayed for the victims of gun violence...
Slow Starters: Rams Offense Stuck in Neutral Early
Perhaps the scoreboard could be set at Opponents 7, Rams 0 prior to opening kickoff.While we're at it, change that scoreboard to read Quarter: 3rd prior to the National Anthem.And would it be asking too much to make the halftime adjustments during...
Some Classes Resume in Newtown
NEWTOWN, Conn. Newtown returned its students to their classrooms Tuesday for the first time since last weeks massacre and faced the agonizing task of laying others to rest, as this grieving town wrestled with the same issues gripping the country: violence,...
Spaghetti Dish Is German Cuisine with an Italian Twist
Q The German Spaghetti at the Beerhouse at River City Casino is amazing! It has the most tender beef tips I've ever tasted, plus mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and bacon in a very light sauce. Michelle Mantooth, St. LouisA The combination of beer, cream...
Spoonhour Uneasy in SLU Return
Jay Spoonhour has, it seems, been around just about every college basketball program in Missouri.He was a teenager when his father, Charlie, was coaching Southwest Missouri State, now known as Missouri State, and would sit on the end of the bench during...
Sports Digest
Colin Montgomerie has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame by the slimmest of margins.Montgomerie and Ken Schofield, head of the European Tour for nearly 30 years, were announced Tuesday as the latest inductees. They fill out the 2013 class that...
Sports Digest: Montomerie, Schofield to World Golf Hall
Montgomerie, Schofield to World Golf Hall Colin Montgomerie has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame by the slimmest of margins.Montgomerie and Ken Schofield, head of the European Tour for nearly 30 years, were announced Tuesday as the latest...
St. Louis County Introduces Sales Tax Bill to Improve Arch Grounds
ST. LOUIS COUNTY The County Council formally introduced on Tuesday a bill that would place on the April ballot a sales tax to raise $760 million to revitalize parks, build trails and improve the Gateway Arch grounds. County Executive Charlie A. Dooley...
Streisand, Rogen Are Convincing in Insightful 'Guilt Trip'
This must have been the easiest movie to sell: Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen as mother and son. The poster alone for "Guilt Trip" is irresistible two of them crammed into a small car, Mom driving Sonny crazy and piling on the guilt with a steam shovel.That...
Support Growin for Assault Weapons Ban
WASHINGTON Congressional gun rights supporters showed an increased willingness Tuesday to consider new legislation to control firearms in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings provided it also addresses mental health issues and the impact...
Syrian Jets Bomb Palestinian Camp in Damascus
BEIRUT Syrian fighter jets bombed a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus Tuesday for the second time this week after rebels made significant advances, seizing large areas within the camp, activists said.Meanwhile, American foreign correspondent Richard...
Syrian Jets Bomb Refugee Camp; NBC News Crew Escapes Captivity in Region during Firefight
BEIRUT Syrian fighter jets bombed a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus Tuesday for the second time this week after rebels made significant advances, seizing large areas within the camp, activists said.Meanwhile, American foreign correspondent Richard...
Teacher Is Ruled Sole Heir of Cousins $7.4 Million Fortune; Stash of Gold Coins Was Found in Loner's Garage
CARSON CITY, Nev. Walter Samaszko Jr. was a loner whose death went largely unnoticed. That all changed when a crew sent to clean out his house found a fortune stashed away in the garage of his modest ranch-style home.There were ammunition boxes stuffed...
Teacher Sole Heir of $7.4M Gold Coin Fortune
CARSON CITY, Nev. Walter Samaszko Jr. was a loner whose death went largely unnoticed. That all changed when a crew sent to clean out his house found a fortune stashed away in the garage of his modest ranch-style home.There were ammunition boxes stuffed...
US Fines Toyota Again for Delayed Safety Reports
The U.S. government has slapped Toyota Motor Corp. with a record $17.4 million fine for failing once again to quickly report problems to federal regulators and for delaying a safety recall.The fine from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the...
Vegetable Wontons
Yield: 6 servings (about 48 dumplings)For beet filling:2 large roasted beets, cooled and peeled2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1 ounce herbed goat cheese1/2 package (about 24) wonton...
Versatile Zinfandel Is a Good Choice for the Holidays
Turkey is a given when it comes to the focus of most Thanksgiving dinners, but the main dish at Christmas meals can vary from family to family and might include ham, roast beef, poultry and other meats. While the best wine to serve often depends on the...
Washington Wins Raytown South Tourney
A stronger final round would have been nice, but Washington wrestling coach Josh Ohm was more than satisfied with the Blue Jays' efforts over the weekend in the Raytown South Holiday Tournament in suburban Kansas City.Washington scored 646 points in...
Wednesday People
Andy Williams' blanket collection set for auctionThe late crooner Andy Williams, famous for easy-listening hits such as "Moon River" and "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" from his beloved Christmas TV specials, had a passion for Navajo blankets....
What's on the Table Now in 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks
Latest offers on the 'fiscal cliff'INCOME TAXES House Speaker John Boehner would allow income tax rates to rise for people making more than $1 million per year and would hold rates where they are for everyone making less. The top rate on income exceeding...
Whats Up/Heads Up
WHAT'S UP FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM12.20 Plaid Thursday Downtown Kirkwoods Plaid Thursday will be observed throughout the day on Thursday. Shoppers and other visitors are asked to wear their favorite (or craziest) plaid item and shop, dine and celebrate...
What's Up/Heads Up
12.20Plaid Thursday Downtown Kirkwood's Plaid Thursday will be observed throughout the day on Thursday. Shoppers and other visitors are asked to wear their favorite (or craziest) plaid item and shop, dine and celebrate the last Thursday before Christmas....
What Theyre Saying about Newtown Shooting
Link between mass murder, killing technologyThe tragedy leads to an inescapable conclusion. There is no defensible reason for civilians to own a Bushmaster or other semiautomatic rifles, known more broadly as assault weapons. This is essentially a military...
What They're Saying about Newtown Shooting
Link between mass murder, killing technologyThe tragedy leads to an inescapable conclusion. There is no defensible reason for civilians to own a Bushmaster or other semiautomatic rifles, known more broadly as assault weapons. This is essentially a military...
Wine Finds: Versatile Zinfandel Is a Good Choice for the Holidays
Turkey is a given when it comes to the focus of most Thanksgiving dinners, but the main dish at Christmas meals can vary from family to family and might include ham, roast beef, poultry and other meats. While the best wine to serve often depends on the...
World Briefs
Ireland to lessen restrictions on abortionIreland's government says it will draft a new law spelling out the right of women to receive abortions in cases where the pregnancy poses a risk to their lives including from a woman's own threats to commit...
World Digest
Ireland to lessen restrictions on abortionIrelands government says it will draft a new law spelling out the right of women to receive abortions in cases where the pregnancy poses a risk to their lives including from a womans own threats to commit suicide.For...