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Articles from August 4, 2012

Berkman Goes on the DL; Notebook; First Baseman Has More Knee Problems, Probably Will Be Limited Rest of Year
Lance Berkman, on the disabled list for the third time with a leg injury this year, probably will be no more than a specialty player for the rest of the season. And that is OK with Berkman, who went on the 15-day DL on Friday with inflammation in his...
Business Digest
Partial win - A man from Dardenne Prairie who challenged a claim that he owed the Missouri Division of Employment Security approximately $3,000 for overpaid unemployment benefits will not have to reimburse the state out of his own pockets. The Missouri...
Cardinals 9, Brewers 3 (Game Statistics)
Cardinals 9, Brewers 3Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Aoki rf 5 0 2 1 0 0 .280 C.Gomez cf 5 0 2 0 0 0 .257 Braun lf 5 0 3 0 0 1 .316 Hart 1b 4 0 1 0 1 1 .270 R.Weeks 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .210 M.Maldonado c 3 1 1 0 0 1 .274 Ransom 3b 3 1 1 0 1 2 .205 C.Izturis...
Chick-Fil-A Flap Goes beyond Gay Marriage; Sparks from Argument over Freedom of Speech Ignite a New Kind of Civil War
ATLANTA - When President Barack Obama said same-sex couples should have the right to marry, it was national news for a few days before the presidential campaign and the country went back to business as usual. Yet weeks after a fast-food executive doubled...
Consumer Agency Investigates Mortgage Insurance Deals; BUSINESS
WASHINGTON - The government's consumer finance watchdog is investigating deals that transferred billions in premiums charged to mortgage borrowers from mortgage-insurance companies to the banks that made the loans.The deals amounted to kickbacks, because...
CSN Shows Political Edge; Review; Folk-Rock Trio Crosby, Stills and Nash Is Sharp at the Fox
"Don't tear this place down and put up a 7-Eleven," David Crosby said, marveling at the Fox Theatre midway through his performance with his longtime musical partners Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. Over the course of a 2 1/2-hour concert in front of...
Dr. William Coxe; Neurosurgeon Was Always on Call to Calm Nerves of Doctors in Training; OBITUARIES
Young neurosurgeons in St. Louis gained confidence because they had Dr. William Coxe watching out for them, even in the middle of the night. During emergency surgeries at all hours, Dr. Coxe would rush to area hospitals just to stand by in the operating...
Electronics Chain Hhgregg Trying to Make Mark Here; the Somewhat- Less-Than-Big-Box Store Is Opening at Four Locations, Three of Which Were Abandoned by Big Boxes
Don't tell this lowercase-lettered upstart from Indianapolis that the era of big box electronics stores is over - or on the way out.Well, hhgregg is actually more of a smaller big box with new stores averaging about 30,000 square feet. In any case, the...
Furyk Keeps It Rolling; Solid Short Game Leads to the Best 36-Hole Score of His PGA Tour Career
AKRON, OHIO - Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods each carried momentum into the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational. That meant the best 36-hole score for Furyk in his PGA Tour career, and the worst start for Woods in nearly fourth months. Furyk had...
Hall of Fame Class Includes Four Linemen; Doleman, Kennedy, Roaf and Dawson Will Be Inducted along with Butler and Martin
CANTON, OHIO - They blocked and tackled and got lost in scrums at the line of scrimmage, overshadowed by guys who handled the ball and soaked in the moments of glory. It all changes in Canton this weekend, when a group of linemen become the stars of...
Hometown Crowd-Pleaser; Track and Field; Jessica Ennis Sets a Pair of Personal Bests, Leads Heptathlon on Opening Day of Competition; LONDON OLYMPICS
LONDON - Britain's Jessica Ennis stared at the scoreboard, waiting for her time, then thrust her arms into the air. Another personal best. Another crowd-pleasing performance. Ennis closed the first day of the heptathlon by running the 200 meters in a...
In Game of Life, Victory Doesn't Always Mean Crossing Finish Line First, or at All; God Cares Passionately about the Broken Places in Our World, and Promises Us That Our Suffering Here Isn't the Final Word; RELIGION [Corrected 08/07/12]
Let me get this straight: Apparently, the losers weren't trying to win. Is that the way you understand the story of eight women badminton players from China, South Korea and Indonesia? They were kicked out of the Olympics because apparently they lost...
Killings Were Murder-Suicide
EVENTS CONFIRMED The Major Case Squad is 'confident' that mother in Glendale fatally shot her son and daughter, then herself, in her home.WARNING SIGNS Police confirm that Catherine Murch purchased a 9mm pistol two days before she used it in the killings....
Law & Order; Public Safety
O'FALLON, ILL. > Police ask public to help find man - Police here are seeking help finding a 67-year-old man who disappeared Wednesday. Police said William C. Lacy, 67, of O'Fallon, Ill., uses a wheelchair and has several medical conditions. Lacy left...
Let's Hope Berkman Returns, but If Not ...; Cardinals Fans Owe Him a Great Deal of Gratitude
I wonder if we've seen the last of Lance Berkman. I'm not writing him off. The gregarious Puma is a class act, and it's been a pleasure to have the one-time rival in St. Louis, playing for the Cardinals. The team doesn't go all the way and win the 2011...
Lobbyists' Gifts to Lawmakers Are Rampant - and Legal
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri state Rep. Vicki Schneider, R- O'Fallon, scored $600 worth of free tickets to the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert on May 25 at St. Louis' Scottrade Center, courtesy of AmerenUE. The St. Louis-based electric utility "didn't have...
Local Digest
MARYLAND HEIGHTS > City turns down school's proposed move - After 90 minutes of often passionate public discussion, the Maryland Heights City Council turned down on Thursday night a proposed move of Grace Christian Academy to the campus of Dorsett Village...
London Olympics Roundup
Beach volleyball gold medalists fallDefending gold medalists Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers were eliminated from beach volleyball in the round of 16 by a pair of upstarts from Italy, Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo, who beat the two-time champs 21-17,...
Man, 19, Arrested after Assaults; He Attacks Co-Worker, Business's Patrons and Battles with Police
ST. PETERS - An employee of a Fast Lane gas station is facing several misdemeanor charges after police said he verbally and physically attacked another employee of the store.The incident happened about 4:25 p.m. Monday at the station at 301 Salt Lick...
Many Buses Have Seat Belts; Few Get Used; MEGABUS CRASH PROMPTS NEW QUESTIONS ABOUT SAFETY RULES FOR BUSES
The double-decker Megabus, hurtling toward a concrete bridge pillar, was equipped with seat belts.The bus was new, a Van Hool TD925 built last year. Most new motor coaches are built with seat restraints. Federal law does not require seat belts on these...
Mars Landing to Give Scientists Anxiety
PASADENA, CALIF. - Seven minutes of terror. It sounds like a Hollywood thriller, but the phrase describes the anxiety NASA is expecting as its car-sized robotic rover tries a tricky landing on Mars late Sunday. Skimming the top of the Martian atmosphere...
Medal Count - London Olympics
Nation G S B TotUnited States 21 10 12 43 China 20 13 9 42 Russia 3 12 8 23 Britain 8 6 8 22 Japan 2 8 11 21 Germany 5 9 6 20 France 8 5 6 19 South Korea 9 2 5 16 Australia 1 9 4 14 Italy 4 5 3 12 Romania 1 4 2 7 Canada 0 2 5 7 New Zealand...
MEGABUS CRASH PROMPTS NEW QUESTIONS ABOUT SAFETY RULES FOR BUSES: Carrier Touts Safety Efforts; Double-Decker Passed Recent Checkup
ST. LOUIS - Megabus officials said Friday they are working with state and federal investigators to determine whether all safety protocols were followed on a St. Louis-bound bus that apparently blew a tire and crashed into a bridge pier at Litchfield,...
Molina Clicks on All Cylinders; Cardinals 9, Brewers 3; Catcher Throws out 3 Runners, Steals 2 Bases
In any comparison of big league catchers, the Cardinals' Yadier Molina, a four-time Gold Glover and four-time All-Star, usually wins. On Friday night at Busch Stadium it was by a landslide. Molina, who earlier in the day was deemed doubtful for the game,...
Nation Digest
Mad cow called isolated case A California Holstein discovered to have mad cow disease in April was an isolated case and didn't pose a threat to the food supply, a report issued Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. A three-month investigation...
New Bible Translation Piques Interest with Dialogue, Action; RELIGION
NASHVILLE, TENN. - A new Bible translation tackles the challenge of turning ancient Greek and Hebrew texts into modern American English and then adds a twist: It's written like a screenplay.Take the passage from Genesis in which God gets angry at Adam...
New Details Emerge about U.S. Military Scandal in Colombia; Service Members Took Women to Hotel Rooms, Let Security Dogs Sleep in Beds
WASHINGTON - A dozen U.S. service members took women, probably prostitutes, to their hotel rooms in Colombia and also allowed dogs to soil bed linens and building grounds shortly before President Barack Obama arrived in the country for a summit meeting...
Obama, Romney See What They Want in Jobs Report
WASHINGTON - Sputtering along, the economy offered some hope on Friday but no illuminating help to voters who are mired in a weak jobs recovery and flooded with familiar promises from President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. The new employment...
OH, SO CLOSE; Shot Put; Ex-Tiger Christian Cantwell Misses Second Olympic Medal by an Inch; LONDON OLYMPICS
LONDON - A year measured by flux, injuries, self-doubt, a fresh start and an improbable comeback came down to an entirely different gauge for Christian Cantwell on Friday at the Olympic Stadium.Four centimeters."Four centimeters," he said, swaying back...
Peers Back Allmendinger; Fired Driver Will Be Back in Sprint Cup, They Say, Though It Won't Be an Easy Road
LONG POND, PA. - Days after he was dumped by Penske Racing, A.J. Allmendinger found plenty of support from the drivers in the garage.The backing of his fellow drivers was the least of his problems. Allmendinger has never won a Sprint Cup race and has...
Procter & Gamble Gets Boost from Snacks Division Sale; BUSINESS
Procter & Gamble Co. said Friday that its net income climbed 45 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter, boosted by the sale of its snacks division. Even without the impact of the sale, its earnings beat Wall Street expectations and the company said it...
Rams Set for Scrimmage; First Full-Pad Practice Shifts Downtown and Will Feature Plenty of Fan Fest Activities
There won't be much in the way of live tackling during Jeff Fisher's first team scrimmage as Rams head coach. Nonetheless, fans attending today's session will see the first full-pad practice of training camp."We're going to have a physical practice and...
Religion Events
SATURDAYCatholic Mass - A welcoming, inclusive Catholic Mass. 5:30 p.m. today at St. Catherine of Siena American National Catholic Church, 600 North Euclid Avenue. 314-329-8207.Healing & Hope Novena - The solemn Healing & Hope Novena to Our Lady of the...
Robo Calls about Prop S Wreck Woman's Peace
OLIVETTE - Campaigners against Proposition S on Tuesday's ballot have halted automated phone calls after a woman unconnected to the effort complained to police that she has been bombarded with more than a hundred angry phone calls from residents.Joyce...
School's Efforts Questioned in Colorado Theater Shooting
DENVER - In the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre five years ago, the University of Colorado and other schools across the U.S. created "threat assessment teams" to identify and take action against students who might turn violent. Now, in the aftermath...
'SOME WORK TO DO'; Greco-Roman Wrestling; CBC's Mango Returns to Olympics Less Wide-Eyed; LONDON OLYMPICS
LONDON - On his flight home from Beijing in 2008, St. Louis native Spenser Mango bumped into the parent of a fellow Olympian."Their son or daughter must have medaled, and she asked me how I did," recalled Mango, a Greco-Roman wrestler. "I told her, 'I...
Sports Digest
NCAA waves off Paterno family plan to appeal Joe Paterno's family said it planned to appeal the sanctions imposed by the NCAA against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The governing body's response: Don't bother. Family lawyer...
Suit over Tamms Closure
SPRINGFIELD, ILL. - Inmates at the high-security Tamms prison "have a history of assaulting staff, preying on other inmates" and should not be shipped to other Illinois correctional facilities ill- prepared to handle them, a lawsuit seeking a halt to...
Syrian Regime Begs Russia for Financial Loans, Oil Products
BEIRUT - Syria reached out to its powerful ally Russia on Friday, as senior officials pleaded with Moscow for financial loans and supplies of oil products - an indication that international sanctions are squeezing President Bashar Assad's regime. The...
Tigers Heading on European Trip; Basketball; New-Look Team Has Five Games in Three Countries; MIZZOU
The Missouri men's basketball team leaves Wednesday for a trip to Europe. The Tigers will tour France, Belgium and the Netherlands, playing five games before returning Saturday, Aug. 18. During a news conference on Friday at Mizzou Arena, coach Frank...
Tigers Pleased 'Old Man' Is Back; Coming off Knee Surgery, Left Tackle Elvis Fisher Is Preparing for Sixth Season at Mizzou
Almost a year ago, Elvis Fisher's fifth season at Missouri ended before it really began. During a warm-up pass rushing drill on the Kadlec Fields in fall camp last August, the offensive lineman made a single awkward step. Because of that step, he ruptured...
U.S. Hiring Picked Up in July; So Did Unemployment; the Latest Figures Provide Campaign Fodder for Both President Obama and Challenger Mitt Romney; BUSINESS
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy generated 163,000 jobs in July after three months of weak hiring, a sign it is resilient enough to pull out of a midyear slump and grow modestly as the rest of the world slows down.But employers aren't hiring enough to drive...
What's Up - Heads Up
WHAT'S UP FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM08.04 Archaeology Day - The annual Archaeology Day will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site at Collinsville. The event is sponsored by the Cahokia Archaeological Society and the Cahokia...
Wind-Whipped Oklahoma Wildfires Destroy Homes
NOBLE, OKLA. - A wildfire whipped by gusty, southerly wind swept through rural woodlands south of the Oklahoma City area Friday, burning several homes as firefighters struggled to contain it in 113- degree heat. Oklahoma's emergency management officials...
World Digest
Egypt's president reassures tourists Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi pledged Friday during a visit to the ancient Pharaonic temples of Luxor to support tourism, a move aimed to assuage fears that the rise of an Islamist leader would undermine the country's...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
From Aurora tragedy to Mental Illness 101As we mourn the victims of the latest tragedy in which the accused is a college student, our educational system needs to seriously consider requiring high school and college students, staff and faculty to learn...
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