St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 27, 2013

Allmendinger Repays Penske for Second Chance
INDIANAPOLIS * When he came out of the fourth corner with the lead at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and gazed down the long front straightaway, A.J. Allmendinger remembers feeling his entire body go numb.For just a moment, he forgot he was in the middle...
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Another Unhappy Ending; SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Kenny Perry should have owned the 74th Senior PGA Championship. Instead, he rented to buy and got caught short on the balloon payment.The polite thing is to say Kohki Idoki from Hyogo, Japan won the tournament with a final-round 65 in his first-ever...
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Area Firm Loses Bid for Meth-Rules Exemption; DEA Disagrees That Product Can't Be Converted into Drug [Corrected 06/12/13]
ST. LOUIS * "Powerful congestion relief. Powerful crime protection."That's the slogan Maryland Heights-based Westport Pharmaceuticals uses to describe its pseudoephedrine product called Zephrex-D, which it calls "tamper resistant" to methamphetamine...
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Baseball Roundup
Davis' hit keys victory for MetsIke Davis broke out of his prolonged slump with a tie-breaking single in the eighth inning and the New York Mets rallied past the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Sunday night.Nationals 6, Phillies 1 * With five runs in the seventh, Washington...
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Bogey Binge Kills Haas' Opportunity; 'I Wish I Wasn't So Disappointed with Second Place,' Golfer from Belleville Says. 'But I Am.'
Jay Haas went into the final round of the Senior PGA Championship knowing he needed to shoot at least two shots better than Kenny Perry to have a chance at winning. He figured the winning score would be right around 11 under.So Haas went out Sunday and...
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Bridge Repair Set at $3 Million; Highway Overpass in Southeast Missouri Collapsed after Trains Collided Saturday
CHAFFEE, Mo. * The collapse of part of a highway bridge when a train wreck knocked out supports will require replacement of the span at a cost of about $3 million, a state official said Sunday."The damage is very extensive," said Mark Shelton, engineer...
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Cardinals Somehow Get It Done
Sunday's 5-3 victory over Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers was one of the Cardinals' best triumphs of the season.The Cardinals spotted the best pitcher in baseball a 2-0 lead, dug in, and prevailed.As we reach Memorial Day, it's accurate to...
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Columbia Considers New Terminal
COLUMBIA, Mo. * Officials in Columbia took their first look at plans for a new passenger terminal at the city's regional airport.The Columbia City Council reviewed architectural plans for a $33.7 million terminal to replace the 44-year-old structure...
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Comedy Misses, but Has Points; Review: Play Is Offbeat Memoir
The prolific playwright Jeffrey Hatcher finds stories everywhere: politics ("All the Way with LBJ"), literature ("Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"), cultural history ("A Picasso," "Smash," and the wonderfully imagined, too-rarely staged "Compleat Female Stage...
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Community Warming Up to O'Fallon Park Recreation Complex; the Recreation Center Already Has More Than 3,600 Members
ST. LOUIS * Several years ago, a teenager and his rowdy pals did anything they could to get to the YMCA in downtown Nashville, Tenn. The best games in town were inside, and they'd hustle or sneak their way into the gym. Sometimes even a former NBA player...
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Decisions Due on Big Issues in Illinois; Guns, Pensions, Gay Marriage, Top Agenda for Final Week
The state of Illinois doesn't let residents carry concealed weapons or use medical marijuana, doesn't allow same-sex marriage, prohibits slot machines at horse racing tracks and, for a generation, has had one of the worst pension deficits of any public entity...
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Different Sport, but Still a Familiar Foe; after Beating Teutopolis during Its Basketball Title Run, Nashville Looks for a Softball Repeat
Playing in a supersectional against Teutopolis with a state tournament berth at stake sounds familiar to many on the Nashville High softball team. Only it's softball this time, not basketball.The Hornettes beat the Wooden Shoes (20-5) in the Class 2A basketball...
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Education Digest
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE > Students will study in Cuba * Southern Illinois University Edwardsville takes its first step in the educational agreement between SIU and the University of Havana in Cuba. Two faculty members will lead a group...
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GOP Hopes Health Law Struggles, Boosting Party in 2014 Elections
WASHINGTON * If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year's congressional elections, the working title might be "2014: Apocalypse of Obamacare."The plot: The rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law turns into such a disaster that...
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Harvick Surges to Gain Late-Night NASCAR Win; Coca-Cola 600 Is Delayed by Broken Television Cable and Cautions
CONCORD, N.C. * Kevin Harvick isn't done surprising people at Charlotte Motor Speedway or Richard Childress Racing.Closing a bizarre night in NASCAR's longest event, Harvick pulled away from Kasey Kahne on a restart Sunday night with 11 laps left to win...
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Heat Move James, Roll Past Pacers; NBA PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP
Miami put LeBron James right in the middle of the action Sunday night, and this time, the Indiana Pacers didn't have an answer for him or his Miami Heat teammates. By moving James inside to the post, the visiting Heat won the scoring battle in the paint,...
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It Was a Special Run for Tower Tee's Gaus; Notebook; Club Pro Shoots Final-Round 73 at Bellerive, Finishes Ahead of 18 Golfers in the Major Tournament; SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
It was one of those moments, a moment he dreamed about when he took up the game of golf. And for Bob Gaus, it finally came to fruition.The teaching pro at Tower Tee Golf Center has been at this awhile. He's played in numerous Web.com Tour events, U.S....
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Kanaan's Luck Changes with Indy 500 Victory; His First Win Is Met with Approval among Fans, Drivers
INDIANAPOLIS * Tony Kanaan had one more lap, an anticlimactic last lap under the yellow caution flag, to end 12 years of frustration in the Indianapolis 500.He flipped up his visor to wipe away tears as the crowd roared its approval, and then in Victory...
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Kozma Hustles His Way to 4 Hits; Cards 5, Dodgers 3; Shortstop's Big Day Leads Redbirds to a Victory in Rubber Game of Series
LOS ANGELES * Pete Kozma clearly did not know who Clayton Kershaw was. "I guess not," said Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, smiling."Kershaw might know who Kozma is now."The Cardinals' shortstop had the first four-hit game in his big- league career, driving...
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Lasting Memory for Connemara Comrade
Cot Fox survived the Vietnam War, but barely. He was in a Marine Corps unit that was overrun at the onset of the Tet Offensive in early 1968. He was wounded and spent several weeks at a hospital in Hawaii. He recovered from his wounds and came back to...
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Nation Digest
Victims of Angel Flight identifiedA brain cancer patient, Frank Amerosa, and his wife, Evelyn, were on board the volunteer medical flight piloted by a Connecticut man that crashed in woods in central New York, authorities said Sunday. Officials and family...
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Native American Vets Seek Notice; A Grass-Roots Movement Is Pushing for a Memorial at the National Mall in Washington
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. * The Navajo Code Talkers are legendary. Then there was Cpl. Ira Hamilton Hayes, the Pima Indian who became a symbol of courage and patriotism when he and his fellow Marines raised the flag over Iwo Jima in 1945.Before World War II...
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Numerous Local Athletes Have Big Day at Illinois Meet
CHARLESTON, ILL. * While Cahokia stole the show with its record- setting performance Saturday at the Illinois boys track and field state championship at Eastern Illinois University, there were some athletes from the Metro East who turned in noteworthy...
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Obama Visits Area Devastated by Tornado; He Meets with Governor, School Officials and Privately with the Families of Victims at a Fire Station
MOORE, OKLA. * President Barack Obama visited tornado-devastated Moore, Okla., Sunday, consoling people staggered by the loss of life and property and promising that the government will be behind them "every step of the way.""I'm just a messenger here,"...
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Opera Theatre Provides Pleasantly Perfect 'Pirates'
It is, it is a glorious thing to be a Pirate King or a modern major general, or a beautiful do-gooding maiden, or the erstwhile apprentice pirate who loves her in the spectacularly hilarious, thoroughly well-sung production of Gilbert and Sullivan's...
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People; Entertainment
Palme d'Or goes to 'Blue is the Warmest Color'The tender lesbian romance "Blue is the Warmest Color: The Life of Adele" won the hearts of the 66th Cannes Film Festival, taking its top honor, the Palme d'Or. The jury, headed by Steven Spielberg, awarded...
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Road Crew: Relocating Barrels Not Answer to Highway 141 Traffic Problem
Join Linda Wilson Horn of the Missouri Department of Transportation, Todd Waelterman of the St. Louis Streets Division and David Wrone of the St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic each Wednesday at 1 p.m. for the Road Crew, an online chat about...
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Senior Pga Championship - Final Results / Senior Pga Champions
FINAL ROUNDKohki Idoki $378,000 71-69-68-65 273 -11Jay Haas $185,000 66-72-67-70 275 -9Kenny Perry $185,000 69-66-68-72 275 -9Mark O'Meara $100,000 73-70-68-65 276 -8Kiyoshi Murota $80,000 67-70-73-67 277 -7Jim Rutledge $59,600 75-67-72-64 278...
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Sharks Beat Kings to Force Seventh Game; NHL PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP
Buoyed by a loud crowd and another early power-play goal, the San Jose Sharks matched Los Angeles' three home wins with a third straight victory over the visiting Kings on Sunday night.Now this all-California series comes down to a winner-take-all game...
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Shen, Theresa Ding Sui Yao Entered into the Hope of Christ's Resurrection on Sunday
Shen, Theresa Ding Sui Yao Entered into the hope of Christ's resurrection on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, surrounded by her loving children. Beloved an faithful wife of the late Jerome T.Y. Shen, M.D.; loving and caring mother...
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Sports Digest
Golson suspended and no longer enrolled at NDEverett Golson is out for at least the fall semester at Notre Dame, saying he has been suspended by the university for what he called poor academic judgment."I take full responsibility for my poor choices...
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TOUGH TOURIST; Japan's Idoki Surges to Victory at Bellerive to Cap His First Trip to United States; SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
If you had had mentioned Kohki Idoki to someone earlier this week at Bellerive Country Club, they might have thought you were just being agreeable.No one would have thought you were identifying the next Senior PGA champion. But by 5 p.m. on Sunday, from...
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Venus Is Ousted in the First Round; French Open; She Hasn't Had Such an Early Loss since 2001
PARIS * Grimacing after some poor shots, leaning forward with hands on knees while catching her breath after others, Venus Williams left the French Open after the first round for the first time since 2001.Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion and...
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VOTES IN CONGRESS - Week of May 20
KEY HOUSE VOTESKeystone XL pipeline * Members approved, 241-175, building the Keystone XL Pipeline between Canada and Steele City, Neb. This usurped authority from the executive branch, which is still weighing the issue. A yes vote was to send HR 3 to...
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Wacha Could Be Next Rookie in Line to Start
LOS ANGELES * The Cardinals have reached to Class AA Springfield for yet another rookie pitcher. This makes five who have been brought up during the season to join rookies Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal, who started the season with the Cardinals....
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Weekley Soars to His First PGA Win in 5 Years; He Finishes at 14 under Par to Defeat Kuchar by One Stroke in the Colonial Tournament
FORT WORTH, Texas * Boo Weekley was at the 13th hole during the final round of the Colonial before he finally glanced at a leader board and saw his name on the top.It was at that par 3, surrounded by an often rowdy crowd, that he also heard the loudest...
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What's Up/Heads Up
WHAT'S UP * FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM05.28 Post Office job fairs * The U.S. Postal Service will conduct three job fairs for people interested in working for the Post Office. These recruiting events will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Peters...
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World Digest
Ethiopian marathoner will donate his winning medal back to BostonThe Ethiopian winner of this year's Boston Marathon said Sunday that he will donate his first-place medal to the people of Boston, telling visiting Secretary of State John Kerry that he...
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Years Take Steep Toll on Monuments, Memories; Unkempt War Memorials Raise Question: How to Honor Veterans as Funds Dry Up, Impact Fades
HONOLULU * On the shoreline of Hawaii's most famous beach, a decaying structure attracts little attention from wandering tourists.A few glance curiously at the crumbling Waikiki Natatorium, a saltwater pool built in 1927 as a memorial to the 10,000 soldiers from...
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