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Articles from August 25, 2012

5 Things to Watch; Preseason; Rams at Cowboys, 7:00 P.M.; Ktvi (Ch. 2)
1 Youth servedRookie WRs Brian Quick and Chris Givens have worked with QB Sam Bradford on the practice field but not in preseason games so far. That could change tonight. Coach Jeff Fisher says he plans to get some of the team's younger skill position...
Ailing Woods Stays in Contention; despite Sore Back He Shoots 69 and Trails Leaders in Barclays Event by Three Shots
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - A common phrase this year - "Tiger's back" - took on a new meaning Friday at The Barclays. Woods felt a twinge in his lower back when he awoke and felt pain throughout the second round at Bethpage Black. He overcame a bogey- bogey...
Akin Affirms He's Still in Race; He Again Ignores GOP Calls to Exit; POLITICS
CHESTERFIELD - U.S. Rep. Todd Akin held on Friday his first news conference since making his controversial comments about rape, telling leaders of his own party that Missouri's U.S. Senate race is "an election, not a selection."Akin was responding to...
Althoff Beats Kahoks; Althoff 20, Collinsville 13; Crusaders Overcome Deficit; STLHighSchoolSports.com
COLLINSVILLE - Althoff coach Ken Turner didn't like the way his team started Friday night, but he had to like the way it finished.Trailing 13-0 after one quarter, the Crusaders rallied for a 20- 13 nonconference win at Collinsville in the season opener...
A PAIR OF COMEBACKS - CARDINALS 8, REDS 5; Kelly Buys Time on the Mound for Craig and Molina to Deliver
CINCINNATI - What began as another false start for righty Lance Lynn ended as a genuine statement of intent by the Cardinals.Rescued by rookie Joe Kelly and powered by Allen Craig and Yadier Molina, the Cardinals flipped Cincinnati's early lead into...
A PAIR OF COMEBACKS - SHORT ONE FOR BERKMAN?; in Memphis for Rehab, Veteran Says 2012 Is Probably It for Him; CARDINALS
MEMPHIS, TENN. - Lance Berkman took a step toward September on Friday night, appearing in the first of five minor-league games over a seven-day period before returning for what he says will probably be the final weeks of his career.Speaking hours before...
Area Scores - STLHighSchoolSports.com
MISSOURIAffton 39, Windsor 22Borgia 57, Owensville 7Brentwood 42, Crystal City 6CBC 34, Fort Zumwalt West 13Chaffee 36, Grandview 14Centralia 40, Salem 14Clayton 46, Lutheran North 14De Soto 26, Pacific 13Festus 16, Farmington 13Fort Zumwalt East 34,...
Baptist Leader Stands His Ground; Watchdog Group Complains to IRS That Don Hinkle Is Using Missouri Baptist Convention Resources to Back GOP Candidates; KEEP THE FAITH - RELIGION
Don Hinkle stands out among the serious, conservative men of the Missouri Baptist Convention. Not that Hinkle isn't conservative or serious. He is both. He even wears a tie. But Hinkle prefers bow ties, which - along with his white, furry mustache and...
Baseball Roundup - Notebook
ROUNDUPDavis' 3 homers pace the OriolesChris Davis hit three home runs in four at-bats and had four RBIs to lead the Baltimore Orioles past the skidding Toronto Blue Jays 6- 4 Friday night. Davis hit solo shots off Carlos Villanueva (6-4) in the second...
Beloved Hippo Dies; Vets Arrive Days Late; Stressed out Beast Couldn't Take Any More
MODIMOLLE, SOUTH AFRICA - What started out as a day of hope for Solly the hippo turned to disaster when rescuers were unable to save the 3-ton beast from the swimming pool he plunged into after being chased from his herd. Solly's plight captivated animal...
B- Idea for Frozen Pizza Becomes A+ Business; Idea Didn't Impress Owner's Professor, but Customers Who Want Gluten-, Dairy-Free Pizza Give Bold Organics High Marks; CONSUMER CENTRAL
So much for that B-minus.That's the grade Aaron Greenwald received for a business plan he wrote for an undergraduate class at Washington University. His idea was to launch a line of gluten-free, dairy-free frozen pizzas.Less than two years later, his...
Bubble Players Must Shine against Cowboys; Rams Need to Trim 15 by Monday, Making Tonight's Game a Crucial Chance to Impress Coaches; PRESEASON; RAMS AT COWBOYS, 7:00 P.M.; KTVI (CH. 2)
DALLAS - Rams coach Jeff Fisher has never been cut at any level of football and almost seemed miffed at the question earlier this week."I actually retired," said Fisher, referring to his five-year NFL playing career with the Chicago Bears.Rams starting...
Business Digest
Tent maker is put in receivership NorthPole Ltd, a Washington, Mo.-based tent manufacturer, has been placed in receivership over several hundred thousand dollars in unpaid legal bills. A St. Louis County circuit court judge ordered the move Wednesday...
Cardinals 8, Reds 5 (Game Statistics)
Cardinals 8, Reds 5Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Jay cf 5 0 1 0 0 1 .314 Beltran rf 4 1 1 0 1 1 .276 Holliday lf 5 1 1 0 0 0 .302 Craig 1b 5 2 3 3 0 1 .318 Molina c 5 2 3 1 0 1 .328 Freese 3b 2 1 1 1 1 0 .299 c-R.Jackson ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 Schumaker...
CBC Opens with Win; CBC 34, Fort Zumwalt West 13; Creath Has Big Night with Four TD Passes; STLHighSchoolSports.com
It took CBC junior quarterback Tyler Creath a couple of minutes to calm down Friday night, but once Creath settled down he produced a debut to remember in the Cadets' 34-13 victory over visiting Fort Zumwalt West at W. Michael Ross Stadium. Creath completed...
Cousins Charged in CWE Murder; Both Teens Admitted Their Roles to Police; Neither Has a Felony Record [Corrected 09/07/12]
ST. LOUIS - A man with a gun and a plan to rob someone in broad daylight on a Central West End street thought he saw an easy victim in Megan Boken as she talked on a cellphone to her mother, officials said Friday.But she wasn't an easy mark at all.She...
Dickson Up, Browning Down; Notebook; Righty Had Fourth-Best ERA in PCL as Cards Look for More Relief Help; CARDINALS
CINCINNATI - The Cardinals recalled righty Brandon Dickson from Class AAA Memphis on Friday in a move that revealed an impatience for unreliable performance and a plan to reshape the bullpen.To make room on the roster for Dickson, a starter in the minors,...
Dunbar's Play Exceeds His Size; Linebacker Is Looking for a Fresh Start with Rams after Spending Four Seasons with New Orleans
Once upon a time, the Rams had a teeny-tiny linebacker named London Fletcher. At 5 feet 10, 235 pounds, he was, many people felt, too small to play in a place where big, bad linebackers roamed.But Lil' London flourished in Linebacker Land. He took part...
Ex-Valley Park Mayor Was Using Drugs, Charges Say; as Scandal Grows, Prosecutor Says Grellner Had More Than Alcohol in His System When Arrested
VALLEY PARK - Former Mayor Nathan Grellner wasn't just drunk the night of his June 5 arrest, but also under the influence of drugs, according to charges filed this week by the Jefferson County prosecuting attorney's office. Grellner, who resigned on...
Fed Hints at More Action for Jobs, Economy; in Letter to Lawmaker, Bernanke Says More Can Be Done to Reduce Unemployment; New Bond- Buying Program May Be Launched; BUSINESS
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke makes clear in a letter to a House lawmaker that he thinks the Fed can do more to bolster the economic recovery and help reduce unemployment.Bernanke also defends steps the Fed has already taken."There is scope for...
(FOOD BLOG) - Stltoday.com
Here's a roundup of recent news from our food blog. Find more at stltoday.com/offthemenu. THE SHACK PREPARES TO OPEN IN MIDTOWNThe Shack Pub Grub is about a month from opening at 3818 Laclede Avenue in midtown St. Louis, in the space formerly occupied...
Gunman Waited to Kill Ex-Boss; Police Bullets Most Likely Hit Bystanders; Killer Shot Only at His Intended Target
NEW YORK - Jeffrey Johnson hid behind a car in his business suit and tie near the Empire State Building, waiting for the man he blamed for costing him his job. He put a gun to the executive's head and fired five times, then walked off with his briefcase...
(High School Football) ROUNDUP; STLHighSchoolSports.com
Sixth-ranked Lafayette starts strong with Suburban West victory over visiting EurekaLafayette football coach Boyd Manne was not going to get too high, too low or too specific following his squad's 35-14 Suburban West Conference victory over visiting...
John Patrick Mahoney Jr.; Former Priest Helped Lead St. Louis School Board during Desegregation in Early 1990s in 'Fight for the Very Heart and Soul of the District.'; OBITUARIES
John Mahoney, who died Aug. 2, 2012, at age 70, was a former Catholic priest and a longtime member of the St. Louis School Board.He helped lead the board at a time when the members were bitterly divided over how to end school segregation. In 1991, board...
Judge Selection Amendment Garners Opposition; 'Wrong Plan, Wrong Time, Wrong Reasons,' Says Foe of Changing the Process to Pick Appellate Judges
JEFFERSON CITY - Defenders of Missouri's current system for selecting appellate judges have announced an opposition campaign to proposed changes that will appear before voters this fall.Former judges, Missouri Bar leaders and business and community officials...
Jury Rules against Samsung vs. Apple; BUSINESS
SAN JOSE, CALIF. - After a year of scorched-earth litigation, a jury decided Friday that Samsung ripped off the technology used by Apple to create its revolutionary iPhone and iPad.The jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $1.05 billion. An appeal is expected.Apple...
Laid-Off Workers Find Little Joy in Recovery; BUSINESS
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economic recovery hasn't felt much like one even for people who managed to find new jobs after being laid off. Most of them have had to settle for less pay. Only 56 percent of Americans laid off from January 2009 through December...
Lancers Get off to a Solid Start; Lafayette 35, Eureka 14; Mistakes by Wildcats Help Host Team Win; STLHighSchoolSports.com
WILDWOOD - The clichs came one after the other from Boyd Manne. The Lafayette football coach wasn't going to get too high, too low or too specific after his No. 6-ranked Lancers looked dominant in stretches in a 35-14 Suburban West Conference win against...
Law & Order
FORISTELL > Man is charged for spraying stepson - A man who hosed down his 6-year-old stepson for 30 minutes because the boy didn't do his chores has been charged with felony child abuse, police said. Joseph Paul Knyff, 40, of the 3300 block of Fawn...
'Legitimate Rape' Comment Hurts GOP; Shoo-In Races Are No Longer a Sure Thing Nationwide, Many Republicans Fear; POLITICS
WASHINGTON - It's not just Todd Akin. The fallout from the Missouri Senate candidate's "legitimate rape" comment was the latest signal that the Republican path to the majority in the Senate may have just gotten tougher. Democratic prospects have improved...
Local Digest
ST. LOUIS > Road work closes much of Highway 40 downtown - Much of the double-deck stretch of Highway 40 (Interstate 64) through downtown is closed again this weekend.The Missouri Department of Transportation and its crews have closed all westbound lanes...
Majerus Is Sidelined; Health Problems Force St. Louis U. Men's Basketball Coach to Miss Coming Season
Rick Majerus, who rebuilt the St. Louis University basketball program and last season guided the team to its first NCAA berth since 2000, will miss the coming season because of health problems.The school said Majerus was in a California hospital for...
Nation Digest
Terrorist leader gets 18 yearsThree years after eight men were accused of stockpiling weapons in rural Johnston County, N.C., and conspiring to commit jihad overseas, the ringleader of the homegrown terrorist cell was sentenced in federal court. Daniel...
Nation Digest
Victim of Sandusky sues Penn State A young man who testified against Jerry Sandusky sued Penn State on Friday, blaming the university for how its top officials dealt with complaints that the former assistant football coach behaved inappropriately with...
NEARING THE END?; CARDINALS 8, REDS 5; Kelly Buys Time on the Mound for Craig and Molina to Deliver
CINCINNATI - What began as another false start for righty Lance Lynn ended as an emphatic exclamation for the Cardinals.Saved by Joe Kelly and powered by Allen Craig and Yadier Molina, the Cardinals flipped Cincinnati's early lead into a decisive 8-5...
NFL Notebook
Packers cut HargroveDefensive end Anthony Hargrove, already facing an eight-game suspension for his role in the Saints bounty pool, has been released by the Green Bay Packers. The 29-year-old Hargrove, a former Ram, has denied NFL accusations that he...
NFL Notebook
Packers cut HargroveDefensive end Anthony Hargrove, already facing an eight-game suspension for his role in the Saints bounty pool, has been released by the Green Bay Packers. The 29-year-old Hargrove, a former Ram, has denied NFL accusations that he...
OAS Seeks Accord in Assange Sanctuary; Britain, Ecuador Must Find Resolution to Standoff over WikiLeaks Head, Group Urges
WASHINGTON - The Organization of American States urged the governments of Britain and Ecuador on Friday to peacefully end a standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was granted asylum by Ecuador and is holed up in that country's embassy in...
Off Nights Should Be Rare Thing for Cards; Expecting Hitters to Be Consistent Isn't Unfair
Yes, I've been fussing over the Cardinals' inconsistent offense. They lead the NL in runs per game but seem to get shut down too many times. That's my only real complaint, and it's hardly unreasonable. My general feeling: If you have the league's top-scoring...
Orders Sag Again for Core Capital Goods; July's Drop Is the Fourth Time in Five Months; Steady Decline Suggests Reduced Corporate Investment; BUSINESS
WASHINGTON - Signs that U.S. manufacturing is faltering emerged from a report Friday that orders for long-lasting factory goods, excluding the volatile transportation category, fell in July for the fourth time in five months.Overall orders for durable...
Protesters Say Storm Won't Drench Their Plans for GOP Convention; but Republicans Say Demonstrators Are 'Not Even a Blip on the Radar Screen.'; POLITICS
TAMPA, FLA. - Just as Republicans are preparing for their convention next week, so are the protesters.And just like the Republicans are making contingency plans in case Tropical Storm Isaac brings heavy rain and wind to Tampa, the protesters are making...
Religion Events
TODAYCar show - Movin', Cruzin' and Groovin' at Grace Presbyterian Church, 105 Bailey Road, in Crystal City features the church's first car show, along with a "Music in the Park" concert series. The St. Louis dance band "All Mixed Up" will perform. 4...
Roster Cutdowns Looming; RAMS
The Rams must trim their 90-man roster to 75 by 3 p.m. Monday, and then to 53 players by 8 p.m. Friday. There are always a couple of surprises, but here's a position-by-position breakdown on how the final roster might shake out. Players are listed alphabetically...
Settlement Will Assist Homeowners; Madigan Says $4.5 Million from Bank Deal Will Go to Help Stave off Foreclosures
O'FALLON, ILL. - Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced here Friday that a $4.5 million grant will help homeowners in southern and central Illinois obtain legal help to fight foreclosures to stay in their homes.The money is part of a $25 billion settlement...
Sports Digest
Armstrong banned, Tour titles erased The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased 14 years of Lance Armstrong's career Friday - including his record seven Tour de France titles - and banned him for life from the sport that made him a hero to millions of cancer...
Sports Digest
Armstrong banned, Tour titles erased The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased 14 years of Lance Armstrong's career Friday - including his record seven Tour de France titles - and banned him for life from the sport that made him a hero to millions of cancer...
TOP PERFORMERS - STLHighSchoolSports.com
PASSING School C-A-I Yds TD ResultJake Daily Granite City 20-33-0 242 3 lost to Marion, 41-35Tyler Creath CBC 15-21-0 210 0 def. Fort Zumwalt West, 34-13Brett Bond Westminster 10-13-1 195 1 def. Wheaton, 38-19Jordan Bishop Kirkwood 10-16-0 193 2 def....
U.S. Drones in Pakistan Kill 18 near Afghanistan; Region Is Home to Militants Who Attack U.S.-NATO Troops
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - A barrage of missiles fired by U.S. drones killed at least 18 people in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, the latest in a flurry of attacks in a tribal region along the Afghan border that soon may become the site of the new Pakistani...
Webster Groves Rallies for Wild Win; Webster Groves 26, Hazelwood Central 25; TD with 1:04 Left Is Difference; STLHighSchoolSports.com
WEBSTER GROVES - Call it Webster Groves magic.While it may not rank with the Miracle at Moss, the Statesmen's 26-25 win over Hazelwood Central on Friday will be remembered for a wild fourth quarter that featured 25 points, three lead changes and a last-minute...
What's on Mars Not as Amazing as What's Here; RELIGION
I should say up front that I have never been into outer space. So, I haven't been following the story closely.Please don't get me wrong. I'm as amazed at a night sky filled with stars as the next guy. But as a kid, the only science fiction I watched...
What's Up - Heads Up
WHAT'S UP FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM08.28 Benefit networking event - The nonprofit Little Bit Foundation will hold a fund raiser and event to raise awareness of its mission to help women and children living in poverty. This Ladies for Little Bit event...
Woman, 19, in Kidnap Case Has Checkered Past; She Has History of Disappearances and Sex Abuse Claims, Source Says
WASHINGTON PARK - A 19-year-old woman who said she escaped after being held captive for three years in a home here has a history of disappearing and making claims of sexual abuse.Those claims ran right up until she went missing in St. Louis on April...
World Digest
Isaac storms toward Haiti Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened as it swirled toward an expected landfall on Haiti's southern peninsula Friday night. But it was unlikely to gain enough steam to strike as a hurricane. Forecasters said the storm would probably...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
Validate MAP scores, then improve the educational processThe recent articles on Missouri's MAP test results provide interesting comparisons. However, there is always doubt about whether the results are valid. The state will not expend the funds necessary...
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