St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 29, 2012

11th Hour; Hope for; Fiscal; Cliff Deal
WASHINGTON The end game at hand, the White House and Senate leaders made a final stab at compromise Friday night to prevent middle-class tax increases from taking effect at the turn of the new year and potentially block sweeping spending cuts as well.Im...
49ers Look to Clinch NFC West against Cardinals
SAN FRANCISCO Just two months ago, the San Francisco 49ers grabbed control of the NFC West race from the Arizona Cardinals behind Alex Smith's near perfect performance on a Monday night in the desert.Oh, how much has changed since.The slow and steady...
49ers Seek to Clinch against the Cardinals
SAN FRANCISCO Just two months ago, the San Francisco 49ers grabbed control of the NFC West race from the Arizona Cardinals behind Alex Smiths near perfect performance on a Monday night in the desert.Oh, how much has changed since.The slow and steady...
Arts Briefs
From our online report on the local arts and entertainment scene. STLtoday.com/cultureclubBBC's Radio 3 to rebroadcast SLSO from London If you missed it the first time, or if you just want to relive it, you'll have another chance to hear the St. Louis...
Bernie Bits: Questions as 2012 Winds Down
Things I'm wondering about as the local sports calendar flips to 2013:Part I The Cardinals' middle infield. Where's the insurance? If Chris Carpenter doesn't return after next season, and if Adam Wainwright walks as a free agent, are the Cards really...
Blue Springs Turns Back Nerinx Hall in Third-Place Game at Visitation
Blue Springs lived up to its billing as the No. 3-seeded team in the Visitation Christmas Tournament.The Wildcats got 21 points from Drake University recruit Lizzy Wendell and 15 from Texas Tech-bound Karyla Middlebrook en route to their 48-39 victory...
Business Digest
KV-Hologic deal approved A bankruptcy judge in New York approved KV Pharmaceutical Co.s settlement with Hologic Inc. and authorized $85 million in debtor-in-possession financing. Bridgeton-based KV, which filed for bankruptcy in August, entered into...
Business Digest
KV-Hologic deal approved A bankruptcy judge in New York approved KV Pharmaceutical Co.'s settlement with Hologic Inc. and authorized $85 million in debtor-in-possession financing. Bridgeton-based KV, which filed for bankruptcy in August, entered into...
Deaths Elsewhere
Jean Harris The patrician girls-school headmistress who spent 12 years in prison for the 1980 killing of her longtime lover, "Scarsdale Diet" doctor Herman Tarnower, in a case that rallied feminists and inspired television movies, has died. She was...
Debt Has Not Reached Crisis Level
When it comes to the "debt crisis," the sky is not falling. An economy runs on credit, which can be increased infinitely. Increasing credit bolsters aggregate demand and has a positive effect up to the point of full employment and peak production. Beyond...
Digest
Nadal is to miss Australian OpenRafael Nadal will miss the Australian Open because of a stomach virus, further delaying his tennis comeback after being sidelined since June. The Spaniard also will skip the preceding Qatar Open. The Australian Open, the...
Digest
U.S. diplomats leave Central African RepublicU.S. diplomats evacuated from the capital of the Central African Republic on Friday, the State Department reported, after a coalition of rebel groups swept across the country in recent days, seizing towns...
Digest
Woman is linkedto guns used inambush shootingA woman, 24, was arrested Friday and charged in connection with the guns used in the Christmas Eve ambush slaying of two volunteer firefighters responding to a house fire in upstate New York. The woman, Dawn...
Divorcing Parents Fight; over How Children Are Shown in Social Media
Stacy Thibodeaux was furious when she discovered pictures of her children on her ex-husbands online dating profile soon after they divorced.I went through the roof, Thibodeaux, 45, of St. Peters, remembers. She confronted her ex, saying it wasnt appropriate...
Events
SUNDAYSpecial Sunday school St. John Church, 15800 Manchester Road in Ballwin, hosts a Sunday school for adults with special needs. 9:15 a.m. To 10:30 a.m. www.stjstl.net, 636-394-4100.Sermon series The "Consumed" sermon series, exploring consumerism...
Fewer Banks Fail as Industry Strengthens
U.S. banks are ending the year with their best profits since 2006 and fewer failures than at any time since the financial crisis struck in 2008. Theyre helping support an economy slowed by high unemployment, flat pay, sluggish manufacturing and anxious consumers.As...
Fewer US Banks Failing as Industry Strengthens
U.S. banks are ending the year with their best profits since 2006 and fewer failures than at any time since the financial crisis struck in 2008. They're helping support an economy slowed by high unemployment, flat pay, sluggish manufacturing and anxious consumers.As...
Fisher Minimizes Lack of Pro Bowl Love for Rams
No Pro Bowl? No problem for Rams coach Jeff Fisher.None of this players were chosen for the Pro Bowl, but it's not a first for Fisher and could be seen as a backhanded complement to the coaching staff and team play."There was a year back when we went...
Fisher Plays Down Snub
No Pro Bowl? No problem for Rams coach Jeff Fisher.None of this players were chosen for the Pro Bowl, but its not a first for Fisher and could be seen as a backhanded complement to the coaching staff and team play.There was a year back when we went to...
Freshman Leads Upset as Parkway North Wins
Freshman Alesia Sutton scored 20 points to lead the way as Parkway North beat top-seeded Ursuline 60-55 Friday afternoon for the Summit Holiday Hoops Tournament championship.We hit some shots there when they were on runs and that kind of stole a little...
Friend, Relatives Mourn Woman Killed in Dogtown Shooting
ST. LOUIS As a wet snow fell heavily Friday night, friends and family of a woman killed in a double shooting in Dogtown gathered by candlelight to remember her.Police say Tequila Sandford, 26, and her boyfriend were shot outside the Oakland Place condominiums...
Girls Holiday Basketball Roundup
Freshman Alesia Sutton scored 20 points to lead the way as Parkway North beat top-seeded Ursuline 60-55 Friday afternoon for the Summit Holiday Hoops Tournament championship."We hit some shots there when they were on runs and that kind of stole a little...
HP Says Gov't Investigating Troubled Autonomy Unit
Autonomy, the British business software company now owned by Hewlett-Packard Co., is facing a Justice Department investigation over improper accounting under previous management, according to HP.In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission...
HP Says U.S. Probing Troubled Unit
Autonomy, the British business software company now owned by Hewlett-Packard Co., is facing a Justice Department investigation over improper accounting under previous management, according to HP.In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission...
Hundreds Crowd into St. Charles Gun Show
ST. CHARLES Shoppers who crowded into the St. Charles Convention Center on Friday for the opening day of a weekend gun show said they strongly disagreed with calls for tougher gun regulations in the wake of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn. Something...
Hundreds Crowd into St. Charles Gun Show Two Weeks after Connecticut School Shootings
ST. CHARLES Shoppers who crowded into the St. Charles Convention Center on Friday for the opening day of a weekend gun show said they strongly disagreed with calls for tougher gun regulations in the wake of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn. "Something...
Incarnate Wins at Viz
FRONTENAC The Incarnate Word girls basketball team continued its near-decade long domination of the Visitation Christmas Tournament on Friday.The Red Knights got a game-high 16 points from sophomore standout Napheesa Collier as they knocked off St....
Intefaith Service Should Inspire a New Year's Resolution
I typically spend Christmas working to cover for my Christian friends. Later on, we go out for a movie or relax at home.This year after work, I participated in a Jewish and Muslim Day of service to volunteer on Christmas Day. When I entered the hall...
Islamic Hard-Liners in Pakistan; Prompt Arts College to React
LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistans leading arts college has pushed boundaries before in this conservative nation. But when a series of paintings depicting Muslim clerics in scenes with strong homosexual overtones sparked an uproar and threats of violence by...
Lafayette Wraps Up Title
SAPPINGTON The 2012 Flyers Holiday Wrestling Tournament at Lindbergh provided a little success for just about every team involved. Thirteen schools had wrestlers in the finals Friday, with nine of them gaining individual champions.Lafayette won the...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Former lawyer, cleric gets 40 years in Ponzi scheme A former Clayton lawyer and American Anglican bishop has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for a massive Ponzi scheme that federal prosecutors say was the largest in the Eastern...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Former lawyer, cleric gets 40 years in Ponzi scheme A former Clayton lawyer and American Anglican bishop has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for a massive Ponzi scheme that federal prosecutors say was the largest in the Eastern...
Lindbergh Wrestling Tournament
SAPPINGTON The 2012 Flyers Holiday Wrestling Tournament at Lindbergh provided a little success for just about every team involved. Thirteen schools had wrestlers in the finals Friday, with nine of them gaining individual champions.Lafayette won the...
Local News Digest
KINLOCH > Fire department out of service The Kinloch Fire Protection District, a volunteer force that's been plagued by money issues, has been out of service for nearly two weeks.Steven Rosenthal, fire chief for Ferguson, confirmed the closing by email...
Many Mourn Woman Killed in Dogtown
ST. LOUIS As a wet snow fell heavily Friday night, friends and family of a woman killed in a double shooting in Dogtown gathered by candlelight to remember her.Police say Tequila Sandford, 26, and her boyfriend were shot outside the Oakland Place condominiums...
Meaningful Gun Control Won't Happen in America
Like many Americans consumed over the past days by the senseless murder of innocents at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I too believe that gun control is the only answer. But as a lifelong observer of American politics, I see no realistic scenario in which...
Mitchell Boosts the Bills
Three days after Christmas, SLU got the gift it wanted the most.Point guard Kwamain Mitchell made his return to the Billikens lineup after missing the seasons first 11 games because of a broken foot. Its a gradual return and though his numbers werent...
Mitchell Returns as SLU Routs SIUE
Three days after Christmas, SLU got the gift it wanted the most.Point guard Kwamain Mitchell made his return to the Billikens' lineup after missing the season's first 11 games because of a broken foot. It's a gradual return and though his numbers weren't...
National News
Woman is linked to guns used in ambush shootingA woman, 24, was arrested Friday and charged in connection with the guns used in the Christmas Eve ambush slaying of two volunteer firefighters responding to a house fire in upstate New York. The woman,...
NBA: Washington Gets Rare Victory
Wizards pick up win No. 4Jordan Crawford scored 27 points and the worst-in-the-NBA Washington Wizards showed they can still win a game every once in a while, breaking an eight-game losing streak Friday night with a 105- 97 victory over the Orlando Magic.Nene...
NFL Notebook
Payton stays with SaintsThe New Orleans Saints and suspended coach Sean Payton will be together again next season as the bounty scandal fades into history and the bid to win a second Super Bowl resumes.Payton has agreed in principle to a multiyear contract...
NFL Notebook
Payton stays with SaintsThe New Orleans Saints and suspended coach Sean Payton will be together again next season as the bounty scandal fades into history and the bid to win a second Super Bowl resumes.Payton has agreed in principle to a multiyear contract...
NHL Makes New Offer; Lockout Enters Critical Stage
NEW YORK The NHL made a new offer to the players' association, hoping to spark talks toward ending the long lockout and saving the hockey season.Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Friday the league presented its proposal Thursday and was waiting for...
NHL Makes New Offer to Salvage Season
NEW YORK The NHL made a new offer to the players association, hoping to spark talks toward ending the long lockout and saving the hockey season.Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Friday the league presented its proposal Thursday and was waiting for...
On the Air
SATURDAYBASKETBALL NBA6 p.m. New Orleans at Charlotte, NBA TV7 p.m. Washington at Chicago, WGN9:30 p.m. Boston at Golden State, NBA TVCollege men11 a.m. Western Michigan at North Carolina State, ESPNU11 a.m. Santa Clara at Duke, ESPN21 p.m. Florida...
Paintings Outrage Islamic Hard-Liners in Pakistan
LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistan's leading arts college has pushed boundaries before in this conservative nation. But when a series of paintings depicting Muslim clerics in scenes with strong homosexual overtones sparked an uproar and threats of violence by...
People
'X Factor' winner will sing on Fox's New Year's specialWhat do you do when the most recent American Idol can't fulfill his obligations? Hire the most recent "X Factor" winner. Tate Stevens, the former street worker and (presumably) future country music...
Plenty to Ponder as 2013 Arrives
Things Im wondering about as the local sports calendar flips to 2013:Part I The Cardinals middle infield. Wheres the insurance? If Chris Carpenter doesnt return after next season, and if Adam Wainwright walks as a free agent, are the Cards really prepared...
Police Use Twitter to Offer Virtual Ride-Alongs
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Riding side by side as a police officer answers a call for help or investigates a brutal crime during a ride- along gives citizens an up-close look at the gritty and sometimes dangerous situations officers can experience on the job.But...
Police Using Twitter to Offer Virtual Ridealongs
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Riding side by side as a police officer answers a call for help or investigates a brutal crime during a ride- along gives citizens an up-close look at the gritty and sometimes dangerous situations officers can experience on the job.But...
Pure Pleasure Adult Boutique Wins License Suit
ST. LOUIS Owners of an adult-themed store that opened in Pevely against city leaders objections have won a civil suit in federal court to force the city to grant it a business license.Pure Pleasure Boutique had been locked in a dispute with the city since...
Pure Pleasure Boutique Wins Suit against City of Pevely
ST. LOUIS Owners of an adult-themed store that opened in Pevely against city leaders' objections have won a civil suit in federal court to force the city to grant it a business license.Pure Pleasure Boutique had been locked in a dispute with the city since...
Rams: A Picture of Health
When right guard Harvey Dahl suffered a torn biceps late in the game Dec. 16 against Minnesota, he became just the fourth Rams player to be placed on the injured reserve list, joining defensive tackle Trevor Laws, offensive guard Rokevious Watkins, and...
Rams: A Picture of Health in 2012
When right guard Harvey Dahl suffered a torn biceps late in the game Dec. 16 against Minnesota, he became just the fourth Rams player to be placed on the injured reserve list, joining defensive tackle Trevor Laws, offensive guard Rokevious Watkins, and...
Snow, Wind and Darkness Descend
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. As the muted ends of a powerful winter storm that has killed more than a dozen people plodded through the Northeast, many in Arkansas sought warmth and shelter against the cold prospect of life without electricity into the new year.A...
Sports Digest: Nadal to Miss Australian Open
Nadal is to miss Australian OpenRafael Nadal will miss the Australian Open because of a stomach virus, further delaying his tennis comeback after being sidelined since June. The Spaniard also will skip the preceding Qatar Open. The Australian Open, the...
St. Louis Music Community Remembers Fontella Bass
Vintage Vinyl co-owner and St. Louis musician Tom "Papa" Ray calls singer Fontella Bass "the most notable female artist from St. Louis of the past 50 years."Bass, who died Wednesday at age 72, was best known for the hit song she sang and co-wrote, "Rescue...
Stocks Tumble as 'Fiscal Cliff' Deadline Nears
Stocks fell for a fifth day on concern that Washington lawmakers will fail to reach a budget deal before a self-imposed year-end deadline. The five-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average was the longest since July.The Dow dropped 158.20...
Stocks Tumble as Fiscal Cliff; Deadline Will Be Here in Days
Stocks fell for a fifth day on concern that Washington lawmakers will fail to reach a budget deal before a self-imposed year-end deadline. The five-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average was the longest since July.The Dow dropped 158.20...
Storm Rakes Half of Nation; Arkansas Still Dark
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. As the muted ends of a powerful winter storm that has killed more than a dozen people plodded through the Northeast, many in Arkansas sought warmth and shelter against the cold prospect of life without electricity into the new year.A...
Strike Averted at Ports in East, South
NEW YORK Dockworkers along the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico agreed Friday to extend their contract for more than a month, averting a weekend strike that could have crippled major ports from Boston to Houston and bottled up billions of dollars worth...
Strike Likely Averted at East Coast Ports
NEW YORK Dockworkers along the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico agreed Friday to extend their contract for more than a month, averting a weekend strike that could have crippled major ports from Boston to Houston and bottled up billions of dollars'...
Tigers Fall to Bruins in Overtime
LOS ANGELES The Missouri Tigers had another strong showing Friday night, but afterwards could agree that they let one slip away against UCLA. Shabazz Muhammad hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1 minute, 1 second left in overtime to help the Bruins upset...
UK's Pearson Invests in Barnes & Noble's Nook
LONDON Pearson, the U.K. publisher and education company, is to take a 5 percent stake in Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader as technology companies seek new inroads into the potentially lucrative business of digital textbooks for schools.Pearson PLC will...
Webster Groves Family Copes with Russian Adoption Ban
Brent and Kathleen Duncan, of Webster Groves, flew to Russia five weeks ago to meet the girl they thought would become their family's newest addition: a 19-month-old baby named Nika.The Duncans expected to bring Nika home in February and even bought...
Webster Groves Family Cut off; from Russian Baby by New Law
Brent and Kathleen Duncan, of Webster Groves, flew to Russia five weeks ago to meet the girl they thought would become their familys newest addition: a 19-month-old baby named Nika.The Duncans expected to bring Nika home in February and even bought a...
Whats Up/Heads Up
Ringing in the new year The Radio Disney Road Crew is ringing in the new year at its Noon Years Eve celebration at the St. Louis Science Center. This family-friendly celebration will run from 10 a.m. to noon and include performances of popular songs...
What's Up/Heads Up
12.31Ringing in the new year The Radio Disney Road Crew is ringing in the new year at its Noon Year's Eve celebration at the St. Louis Science Center. This family-friendly celebration will run from 10 a.m. to noon and include performances of popular...
White House Meeting a Last Stab at a Fiscal Deal
WASHINGTON The end game at hand, the White House and Senate leaders made a final stab at compromise Friday night to prevent middle-class tax increases from taking effect at the turn of the new year and potentially block sweeping spending cuts as well."I'm...
Who Gets Custody of the Facebook Profile Info after a Divorce?
Stacy Thibodeaux was furious when she discovered pictures of her children on her ex-husband's online dating profile soon after they divorced."I went through the roof," Thibodeaux, 45, of St. Peters, remembers. She confronted her ex, saying it wasn't...
World News
U.S. diplomats leave Central African RepublicU.S. diplomats evacuated from the capital of the Central African Republic on Friday, the State Department reported, after a coalition of rebel groups swept across the country in recent days, seizing towns...