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Articles from August 26, 2012

50-Year Pen Pals Mark Friendship in Visit Here; Shrewsbury Woman's Family Shows off the Town and American Culture for Australians
SHREWSBURY - Katy Pawlowicz of Shrewsbury and Genny Caffin of Melbourne, Australia, began their long friendship with a pencil, paper and a letter that began this way:"Dear Genevieve, I have been wanting a Pen Pal for a long time. I say Australia is pretty...
Alabama Crimson Tide; SEC 101 - A Fan's Guide to the History and Tradition of Mizzou's New Conference
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMALocation: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Enrollment: 31,747 Colors: Crimson and White Stadium: Bryant-Denny StadiumCapacity: 101,821. Opened in 1929. All-time record/first year played: 814-320-43/1892Bowl record: 33-22-3 Conference championships:...
AN UNSEEN VICTIM; Aniya Cook Was a Bright Young Woman with a College Scholarship in Hand When She Was Gunned Down on a City Street. the Slaying Has Gone Largely Unnoticed and Is Unsolved
Rochelle Hearn was reared on the city's near north side. She graduated in 1992 from the Center for Management, Law and Public Policy, a magnet school that has since closed.She went to work as a cashier in a shoe store, and then she and her boyfriend,...
Apple's Big Win Could Be Loss for Consumers; Android Phone Makers Could Feel the Chill of Billion-Dollar Verdict against Samsung, Cutting Back on Users' Choices; TECHNOLOGY
SAN JOSE, CALIF. - Apple Inc.'s $1 billion legal victory could mean fewer smartphone options for consumers, analysts say. A federal jury's verdict Friday that Samsung Electronic Co. stole Apple's technology to make and market smartphones using Google's...
AREA FOOTBALL SCORES; Week 1 - 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 13Ft. Zumwalt East 34,...
Arkansas Razorbacks; SEC 101 - A Fan's Guide to the History and Tradition of Mizzou's New Conference
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSASLocation: Fayetteville, Ark. Enrollment: 23,199 Colors: Cardinal and White Stadium: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Capacity: 72,000. Opened in 1938.All-time record/first year played: 680-452-40/1894Bowl record: 13-23-3Conference...
At Home: Chuck and Betty Luebke; Architect Reinvents Himself in New Town
In a bittersweet tale of 21st-century fulfillment, Chuck and Betty Luebke finally took the plunge. After three decades in their 1,100-square-foot ranch house, circa 1950s, in Ferguson, where their family made do with one bathroom, the couple startled...
Attack on Embassy Car Came amid Hunt for Criminals
MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities are trying to sort out why a U.S. Embassy vehicle was ambushed by federal police on a rural back road in mountains south of the capital, leaving two U.S. government workers wounded. Officials from both nations said federal...
Auburn Tigers; SEC 101 - A Fan's Guide to the History and Tradition of Mizzou's New Conference
AUBURN UNIVERSITYLocation: Auburn, Ala. Enrollment: 25,469 Colors: Burnt orange and Navy blueStadium: Jordan-Hare Stadium. Capacity: 87,451. Opened in 1939. All-time record/first year played: 718-405-47/1892Bowl record: 22-13-2 Conference championships:...
Auster's 'Winter Journal' Isn't Dreary; Elegiac, Not Angry, Memoir Is Marked by Clear, Inventive Prose; MEMOIR - BOOKS
Judging by the giant slashed "X" on the cover of this memoir, which looks like it was swiped into a snow-covered windshield, you might think that Paul Auster has written of a life filled with rueful memories.But "Winter Journal" is far more elegiac than...
Balancing Constituents, Convictions; REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
WASHINGTON - Tea Party loyalists are finding that ideological purity can be elusive for conservative lawmakers trying to balance their convictions against constituents' election-year needs. Rep. Paul Ryan, who has won Tea Party praise as Mitt Romney's...
Baseball Roundup
Dodgers, Boston in 9-player dealThe Boston Red Sox have traded first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nine-player deal. The trade was announced Saturday. Boston also sent infielder...
Baseball Roundup
Dodgers, Boston in 9-player dealThe Boston Red Sox have traded first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nine-player deal. The trade was officially announced Saturday. The nine-player...
Being a Female Sports Fan in a Man's Sports World; Dirty Laundry
Emily Albertson, 23, spent much of her childhood surrounded by boys obsessed with sports.She has two brothers, and out of 15 cousins, she was the only girl. It's no surprise that she grew up to become an avid sports fan. What she didn't expect, however,...
Big Names Breaking into Talk Show Game; ON TV - TELEVISION
Everybody, it seems, wants a talk show. And why not? The money is great, and you're the star in your own TV universe - if you can make it work.Katie Couric, post-"CBS Evening News," will be center stage on "Katie" this fall. Jeff Probst will take breaks...
Charges Filed in Washington Park Sex Case; Man and His Mother Are Charged in Case in Which Woman, 19, Says She Was Held for Three Years; PUBLIC SAFETY
WASHINGTON PARK - A man who lived in a home where a 19-year-old claims she was held captive as a sex slave for three years has been charged with aggravated sexual assault.St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly announced charges Saturday against...
Comments Damage Akin; Poll Shows He Now Trails McCaskill in Race for Senate; 2012 ELECTIONS; ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH / NEWS 4 POLL
U.S. Senate challenger Todd Akin's support in Missouri has plummeted since his remarks a week ago about "legitimate rape" and pregnancy, putting him 9 points behind Sen. Claire McCaskill in a race he was previously winning, according to a new Post-Dispatch/...
Dandy Stories from a Trio of Crime Fiction Writers; Football Season Turns Murderous in Koryta's 'The Prophet.'; FICTION - BOOKS
With football season starting, a novel that centers on a high school team seems to be just the right thing. But a murder novel?Yes, and with "The Prophet," author Michael Koryta scores big.The tale unfolds in a town along Lake Erie, just east of Cleveland....
Dive into Fall Books; from J.K. Rowling to Tony la Russa, the Season Seems to Be a Winner
Publishers have a tantalizing pile of books coming out this fall, the traditional season for some of the year's biggest titles. The Pulitzer Prize committee surprised readers earlier this year by declining to award a fiction prize to a 2011 title. We're...
Doctor Becomes Carving Expert of Old Warplanes; Washington University Grad, a Retired Anesthesiologist from Decatur, Once Crafted Furniture and Then Duck Decoys
DECATUR, ILL. - Handy with his hands, Dr. Paul DeBruine crafted furniture to fill his home until his wife, Ruth, put up the stop sign: "No more room."Then the Decatur anesthesiologist turned to carving duck decoys, with Smitty Roper, a friend, as a mentor....
Drought Doesn't Break Farmland Rally; MOUND CITY MONEY - Highlights from David Nicklaus Blog about St. Louis Business. STLtoday.com/ Nicklaus
Midwestern farmers are suffering through the worst drought in decades, but the value of the land they farm seems to be weather- resistant. Two (recent) Federal Reserve reports say that farmland prices continue to march steadily upward.The Chicago Federal...
Drug Cheats Fit Common Pattern; Armstrong Case Is the Latest Example
The stories all sound the same, full of righteous indignation, full of fight and pride and of course, dripping in the self-serving language of the unfortunate victim. But mostly what all these stories are all about - from Marion Jones to Barry Bonds,...
Enger, Eleanor Jane (Nee Keffler)
Enger, Eleanor Jane (nee Keffler), baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection, Saturday, August 25, 2012. Loving wife, devoted mother, Christian, patriot. Eleanor passed peacefully in the presence of her family at the Mother of Perpetual Help Residence....
EXPOS IN DALLAS; Cowboys 20, Rams 19; Romo, Orton Shred Defensive Backs in the First Half; NFL
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - As good as the Rams' young cornerbacks have looked much of training camp and early in the preseason, coach Jeff Fisher cautioned during the week that a lot of work remained to be done by that unit.That was painfully evident Saturday...
Face to Face with Fear; Sidelined by a Heart Condition, Majerus Is Again in a Battle for His Health; COLLEGE BASKETBALL
The last time I had dinner with Rick Majerus, at a restaurant in the Central West End, the meal turned into the usual feast. But this had little to do with the food. In a guilt-free dining experience, we both ate healthy on that warm March evening. A...
Fall Is a Good Time to Spruce Up Burned-Out Landscape; Home Q&A
Q - Despite my best efforts, many of my shrubs and perennials died during the summer heat. I don't want my landscape to look bad during the fall season. Can I plant things during the fall or is it a waste of time and money? Should I wait until spring?Many...
Family-Friendly Events
Family Sundays: A New View - Explore new gallery spaces and discover the treasures they hold with a fun-filled family tour and an art project to take home. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Louis Art Museum, One Fine Arts Drive. Free. 314-721-0072International...
FEDERER BACK ON TOP; He's the Favorite Once Again Heading into the U.S. Open; TENNIS
Somehow, it seemed so easy for so many people to write off Roger Federer. He was past his 30th birthday, they would point out. About 2 years went by without any additions to his Grand Slam trophy case, the thinking went. First Rafael Nadal, then Novak...
Florida Gators; SEC 101 - A Fan's Guide to the History and Tradition of Mizzou's New Conference
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDALocation: Gainesville, Fla. Enrollment: 49,589 Colors: Orange and Blue Stadium: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp). Capacity: 88,548. Opened in 1930.All-time record: 669-385-40/1906 Bowl record: 20-19 Conference championships:...
Foreclosure Mediation Sparks Fight; Bankers Warn of Heavy Consequences, but Experts See No Adverse Effect to Helping Homeowners
The mortgage industry is in an uproar over a proposal that would require banks to participate in professional mediation before foreclosing on St. Louis County homeowners.Bankers predict big problems if the St. Louis County Council approves the measure,...
Garcia Overcomes Tough Conditions; He Opens 2-Shot Lead as Others Complain about Putting Surfaces; GOLF
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Bethpage Black lived up to its reputation because of the greens, which in some cases looked brown. Sergio Garcia called them the fastest putting surfaces he could recall. Nick Watney referred to them as extreme. More than one player...
Georgia Bulldogs; SEC 101 - A Fan's Guide to the History and Tradition of Mizzou's New Conference
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIALocation: Athens, Ga. Enrollment: 34,816 Colors: Red and BlackStadium: Sanford Stadium Capacity: 92,746. Opened in 1929. All-time record/first year played: 747-400-54/1892Bowl record: 26-18-3 Conference championships: 14 (12 in SEC,...
Glam Campers: No Shame in Luxe Glory
When you read a press release that says a guy named Genghis Cohen has developed a Louis Vuitton-handled handgun at a luxury Las Vegas shooting range, you look for the punchline, right?I did.If the odd connotation of a heavily armed guy named Genghis...
Gulf Coast Golf on the Rebound; Though Mississippi's Recovery from Katrina Has Been Slow, Clubs Have Quickly Come Up to Par for the Course
BILOXI, Miss. - A few blocks north of the beach, in a town whose skyline is dominated by casinos, sturdy live oaks are the only survivors on otherwise vacant, overgrown lots where homes once stood.Biloxi's scars are an uneasy reminder of the havoc wreaked...
Hamlin Wins on Late Pass; NASCAR; with Two Races Left, Hamlin Has a Chance to Be the Top Seed in Chase
BRISTOL, TENN. - Denny Hamlin moved toward the top seed in NASCAR's championship race by using a calculated late pass to win for the first time at Bristol Motor Speedway. Hamlin flirted with Carl Edwards for the lead late in the race, and set up the...
HIP HOPS? the King of Beers Tries to Be Cool Again.; after Years of Declining Sales, Budweiser Chases the Younger Set through Music Sponsorships: 'One of Our Biggest Challenges Is ... to Get People to Notice Us.'
On Saturday night in Philadelphia, one of the biggest names in hip-hop will take the stage. Somewhere above him will be a logo St. Louisans know well.It's Budweiser's Made in America Music Festival, headlined and "curated" by Jay-Z, a two-day concert,...
Home Runs Help Bury Cardinals; Reds 8, Cardinals 2; Shots by Bruce, Phillips Propel First-Place Reds to Even the Series
CINCINNATI - If Friday offered the Cardinals an opportunity to flex their offense and inch closer to the division-title discussion, then consider Saturday Cincinnati's sharp retort.The Reds still have the power to set the pace in this playoff race. Similar...
HOW THE TOP 10 MISSOURI STATEWIDE FARED - STLHighSchoolSports.com
CLASS 61. CBC def. Fort Zumwalt West, 34-132. Blue Springs def. St. Joseph Central, 56-133. De Smet lost to No. 6 Rock Bridge, 20-74. Rockhurst def. East St. Louis (Ill.), 20-125. Lafayette def. Eureka, 35-146. Rock Bridge def. No. 3 De Smet, 20-77....
Human Rights Groups Are Wary of Rebels' Prisons in Syria; There Is Little Evidence of Widespread Mistreatment, but There Is No Form of Oversight
Al-BAB, SYRIA - An elementary school hallway in this north Syrian city is now a prison. Behind a padlocked gate sit 10 men, accused by the rebels who have taken over the city of theft, thuggery and spying for the regime of President Bashar Assad. The...
In the National Interest; Our View; A Call for Mutual Non- Aggression on Saving the Economy; OPINION
Before last weekend, when Rep. Todd Akin's bizarre views and/or misstatement on rape became the political scoop du semaine, the presidential campaign seemed to be settling in for a long debate over which party would destroy Medicare more.No doubt the...
Isaac Swamps Haiti, Clips Cuba, Heads North; Hurricane Warning Goes Up for Florida Keys, State's West Coast; Storm Could Affect Area by Early Monday
HAVANA - Tropical Storm Isaac pushed over Cuba on Saturday after sweeping across Haiti's southern peninsula, where it caused flooding and at least four deaths, adding to the misery of a poor nation still trying to recover from a horrific 2010 earthquake....
Kentucky Wildcats; SEC 101 - A Fan's Guide to the History and Tradition of Mizzou's New Conference
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKYLocation: Lexington, Ky. Enrollment: 28,098 Colors: Blue and WhiteStadium: Commonwealth Stadium. Capacity: 67,942. Opened in 1973.All-time record/first year played: 578-572-44/1881 Bowl record: 8-7 - Conference championships: 2...
Larry Carp; A Lawyer and Diplomat Who Wrote Musicals, Plays and Songs - and Claimed to Bring Popcorn to Paris; OBITUARY
Larry Carp, who died Wednesday at age 86, was a lawyer, a diplomat, and a composer of musicals, plays and songs.He also claimed to have introduced popcorn to Paris as a young soldier during World War II.After the war, he served in the State Department...
Law & Order
JEFFERSON COUNTY > Woman dies in single-car accident - A St. Louis woman died in a one-vehicle crash and the driver was injured when he lost control of his car and struck a utility pole eastbound on Lonedell Road west of Autumn Set Drive late Friday...
Lessons Not Learned from the Meltdown; Facing Industry Pressure, SEC Punts on Money Market Rules
If we don't learn from the financial crisis of 2008, George Santayana's famous dictum tells us we'll have to repeat it someday.Unfortunately, the Securities and Exchange Commission just flunked a lesson from one of the crisis' scariest moments.When investors...
Local Housing on the Rebound; Stronger Sales and Improved Pricing Suggest That Market Here Is on a Firm Path to Recovery
As the summer home-selling season winds down, the St. Louis market's rebound over the past few months should continue this fall and lead, finally, to recovery.That's the view of real estate experts, who say low prices and low mortgage rates - sales drivers...
LSU Tigers; SEC 101 - A Fan's Guide to the History and Tradition of Mizzou's New Conference
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY Location: Baton Rouge, La. Enrollment: 28,985 Colors: Purple and GoldStadium: Tiger Stadium. Capacity: 92,542. Opened in 1924. All-time record/first year played: 735-390-47/1893Bowl record: 23-20-1 Conference championships:...
Ludwick Has Revival with Reds; He Had Struggled with Padres, Pirates after Cardinals Traded Him; MLB INSIDER - BASEBALL INSIDERS
Walt Jocketty's track record of building winning teams in St. Louis and now in Cincinnati is documented. Should the Reds maintain their cushion to capture the National League Central Division this season, it would be their second division title in three...
Lynn Moves to Bullpen for Now; Notebook; Kelly Will Start Wednesday after All-Star Endures Rough Stretch of Outings; CARDINALS
CINCINNATI - Righty Lance Lynn had a far more blunt view of his removal from the rotation and return to the bullpen than what the Cardinals have called a needed break for the first-year starter."I was pitching bad and I got demoted," Lynn said. "That's...
Made in St. Louis: Lauren Cram; Designs That Don't Mind Standing out in a Crowd
Tell us about yourself - My love for textiles and fashion blossomed the moment that my grandma handed me a bag of scrap fabrics during my childhood. Like many little girls, I played "dress up." I also spent a lot of time in a dance studio gaining a passion for...
Miller Humbled; It Has Taken Most of the Season, but Cardinals Top Pick in 2009 Has Finally Turned Things around with Two Starts Left; CARDINALS INSIDER - BASEBALL INSIDERS
MEMPHIS - The weight is back where he now knows it should have been in February, when he walked into spring training 15 pounds lighter than the last time anyone had seem him pitch.The velocity on a once dominant fastball is back where it should be rather...
Mississippi State Bulldogs; SEC 101 - A Fan's Guide to the History and Tradition of Mizzou's New Conference
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY Location: Starkville, Miss. Enrollment: 21,424 Colors: Maroon and WhiteStadium: Davis Wade Stadium. Capacity: 55,082. Opened in 1914.All-time record/first year played: 507-544-39/1895. Bowl record: 10-6 Conference championships:...
Missouri Tigers; SEC 101 - A Fan's Guide to the History and Tradition of Mizzou's New Conference
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURILocation: Columbia, Mo. Enrollment: 33,805 Colors: Old Gold and Black Stadium: Faurot Field. Capacity: 71,004. Opened in 1926. All-time record/first year played: 627-523-52/1890Bowl record: 13-16 Conference championships: 6 (4 Big...
MIZZOU ROSTER; SEC 101 - A Fan's Guide to the History and Tradition of Mizzou's New Conference
Andrew Baggett........................................... PKTrey Barrow..............................................P/PKCorbin Berkstresser ....................................QBMichael Boddie............................................ OLEvan Boehm....................................................
Morsi Moving Deliberately on Complex Gaza Issue
RAFAH, GAZA STRIP - Business is down because of an Egyptian security clampdown, but smuggling tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border keep operating under the supervision of Gaza's Hamas rulers. The militant Hamas had hoped the Islamists who took charge...
Mullican Gives Tigers 2-1 OT Victory; Boys Soccer; Spartans Had Tied Game with 25.1 Seconds Left in Regulation; STLHighSchoolSports.com
CREVE COEUR - The Edwardsville soccer team picked a good time to step it up Saturday afternoon.After surrendering a late goal in regulation to send the non- league match at De Smet to overtime, the visiting Tigers responded with their best soccer of...
Nation Digest
Driver, 87, plows into motorcyclistsPolice say an 87-year-old driver crossed the center lane of traffic and struck a bevy of motorcyclists participating in a New Hampshire memorial ride, killing two of them. Six other people were hurt. Police say as...
New Grand Boulevard Bridge Is Celebrated; Midtown Span, Which Opened to Traffic in July, Cost $22 Million to Rebuild
ST. LOUIS - The new Grand Boulevard bridge opened quietly to traffic in July, but public officials gathered Saturday morning to give it a "grand" opening and reflect on a project that connects important sites in midtown.A brass quintet from the St. Louis...
New World, New Role; 10 Members of Vietnamese Order of Nuns Are Ministering Here to Fellow Countrymen
ST. LOUIS - At a community open house in May at Resurrection of Our Lord parish, 10 nuns who have traveled here from Vietnam scampered around the kitchen preparing food for arriving parishioners.Two guests, Pam Sullivan, who was both baptized and married...
NFL Notebook
Luck, Griffin both look sharpAndrew Luck stepped up in the pocket to avoid the rush, then put a deep ball down the left side into the arms of fellow rookie T.Y. Hilton for a 31-yard touchdown, wrapping up an 80-yard drive. Robert Griffin III took a high-and-wide...
Nixon, Maplewood Win; Maplewood 35, MICDS 19; Hagens Has 395 Yards, Four TDs for Blue Devils; STLHighSchoolSports.com
LADUE - The Rich Nixon era of Maplewood-Richmond Heights football got off to a successful start on Saturday afternoon at MICDS. The top-ranked Blue Devils racked up 456 yards of offense, including 395 and four touchdowns from senior quarterback Kahlid...
Offensive Line Not Intact; Rams Notebook; Scott Wells Returns, Harvey Dahl Misses Game with an Infection; NFL
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - The Rams have yet to have their starting offensive line intact this preseason, and Saturday's contest against Dallas was no different.The Rams did welcome center Scott Wells back into the starting lineup. Wells, a free-agent pickup...
Old Buildings Fall in Mall Plan; A Look Back; 1984 Demolition Was a Key Moment in Goal for Downtown Project
ST. LOUIS - The one-minute warning howled from police sirens at 7:23 a.m. Thousands of gawkers along Broadway stopped talking.Rapid-fire explosions broke the silent tension. Two old and ornate office buildings, the International and the Buder, sagged...
Ole Miss Rebels; SEC 101 - A Fan's Guide to the History and Tradition of Mizzou's New Conference
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPILocation: Oxford, Miss. Enrollment: 16,586 Colors: Harvard crimson and Yale blueStadium: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field. Capacity: 60,580. Year built: 1915.All-time record/first year played: 621-486-35/1893 Bowl...
'ONE GIANT LEAP'; NEIL ARMSTRONG; 1930-2012; Modest Man Captivated the World with a Small Step onto the Moon
CINCINNATI - Neil Armstrong was a soft-spoken engineer who became a global hero when as a steely nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step onto the moon. The modest man, who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost...
OTHER MISSOURI FOOTBALL SCORES; Week 1; STLHighSchoolSports.com
Albany 33, Putnam County 16Archie 46, Rich Hill 24Ash Grove 41, Cabool 0Aurora 27, Ava 6Brookfield 34, Mark Twain 12Butler 19, Adrian 0California 18, Boonville 7Carthage 61, Seneca 37Cass Midway 20, Osceola 6Center 48, University Academy 6KC Central...
Parks, Milton Ellis Our Beloved Father
Parks, Milton Ellis our beloved father, born November 23, 1926 died June 16, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. Predeceased by Newton Isaac Parks and Estelle Mabel (Doss) Parks and beloved wife of 53 years, Carolyn Caldwell Parks. Cherished brother of Meryl...
Penske Waits on Decision; NASCAR; Veteran Car Owner Will Pick Driver to Replace Allmendinger Full Time
BRISTOL, TENN. - Roger Penske said Saturday he's taking his time deciding who will drive his No. 22 car next season. Penske released AJ Allmendinger following his failed drug test, and Sam Hornish Jr. has been driving the car since Daytona in July. But...
People; Entertainment
Travis accused of assaultPolice in suburban Dallas say they're citing country star Randy Travis for simple assault after he got involved in a couple's argument. Plano police Officer David Tilley said that a woman and her estranged husband were arguing...
Poll Shows Slippage for Akin; 2012 ELECTIONS; ST. LOUIS POST- DISPATCH / NEWS 4 POLL
This poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. of Washington on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23. A total of 625 registered Missouri voters were interviewed statewide by telephone. All stated they were likely to vote in the November general election....
'Queen' Goes to Med School; Former Miss Illinois Believes Skills Honed in Pageants Will Help Her as a Doctor
SPRINGFIELD, ILL. - Royalty has arrived in Springfield, but don't expect Whitney Thorpe-Klinsky, a former Miss Illinois, to wear her sash or crown at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine."They are in a nice display case in my parents' house,...
Reds 8, Cardinals 2 (Game Statistics)
Reds 8, Cardinals 2Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Jay cf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .316 Carpenter 3b 3 0 1 1 0 0 .302 Holliday lf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .304 Craig 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .314 Beltran rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .273 Schumaker 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .308 Cruz c 4 2 2 0 0 1 .242 Furcal ss...
Restoring Message Is Goal for GOP; Party Wants to Get Past Turmoil and Focus on Obama, Promote Romney; REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
TAMPA, FLA. - Missouri Republicans left behind a turbulent Senate race for a GOP national convention threatened by bad weather and unsettled by the furor over Rep. Todd Akin's remarks on abortion and rape.Organizers of the Republican National Convention...
Ring the Bell, School's Back in Session
We made it! We may love our kids, but not half as much as we love that big yellow bus coming to pick them up on the first day of school.Summer was swell with all the swimming and Six Flags and enough SPF50 to provide the coverage of a scuba suit. But...
Romney Camp Ousts Some Paul Delegates; in a Convention Geared toward Unity, Some Say Actions Contribute to Discord in the Party; REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
TAMPA, FLA. - Mitt Romney loyalists, seeking a show of strength and solidarity at next week's GOP convention, struggled Friday to placate restless Ron Paul supporters while also weakening the powers of such insurgent candidates in future Republican primaries....
Scruggs Is Sharing Experience; Springfield Player Has Been Doing a Blog about Life in the Minors; MINOR LEAGUE INSIDER - BASEBALL INSIDERS
It's 1:45 a.m. and while teammates all around him are watching a movie or snoozing, Class AA Springfield first baseman Xavier Scruggs has tucked himself into a seat on the bus and is vigorously thumbing away on his iPhone."I think I'll wrap up this blog...
SEC SCHEDULE; SEC 101 - A Fan's Guide to the History and Tradition of Mizzou's New Conference
SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: DEC. 1---ALABAMASept. 1 vs. Michigan (Arlington, Texas) 7 p.m.Sept. 8 WESTERN KENTUCKY 2:39 p.m.Sept. 15 at Arkansas 2:30 p.m.Sept. 22 FLORIDA ATLANTIC TBASept. 29 OLE MISS TBAOct. 13 at Missouri TBAOct. 20 at Tennessee TBAOct....
Shootings Tarnish NYC's Safe Image
NEW YORK - New York officials proudly tout the Big Apple as the safest big city in America. But blasts of gunfire in front of crowds near some of the city's best-known destinations this month painted a picture at odds with its tame, tourist-friendly...
Sound Off
Tired? Really?All year I read about how tired our Cardinal players become. These 20- and 30-somethings are tired from standing in the field for an hour and a half a day (supposing a game averages three hours)? I have friends in their 50s and 60s who...
South Carolina Gamecocks; SEC 101 - A Fan's Guide to the History and Tradition of Mizzou's New Conference
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINALocation: Columbia, S.C. Enrollment: 30,721 Colors: Garnet and BlackStadium: Williams-Brice Stadium. Capacity: 80,250. Year built: 1934.All-time record/first year played: 554-543-44/1892 Bowl record: 5-11 Conference championships:...
Speed Cameras Flourish against County Wishes
You could hardly blame north St. Louis County drivers for feeling a bit camera shy these days.A growing number of communities there have deployed speed- enforcement cameras - some of them along major St. Louis County roads.The issue popped up last week...
Sports Digest
Armstrong appears relaxed at race appearanceLance Armstrong was feeling just fine even after being beaten by a lanky teenager in a grueling 36-mile mountain bike race in Aspen, Colo. Better than fine, even. He's more at ease now than he has been in a...
Stick with Stocks, despite Fiscal Cliff; Thrill Ride Isn't over, but Shares Are Undervalued, Analysts Say
For the past two years, we stock investors have been riding a yo- yo between worry and relief.A new debt spasm in the eurozone sends stocks down. European leaders say soothing words, and stocks ride the yo-yo up again. Waves of U.S. economic statistics...
Talking 'Bout My Guy; Assistance; Wanted (One of These Days): A Personal Assistant; OTHER VIEWS
The first thing I'm going to do when I get rich, after I set up secret bank accounts in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands and start a super PAC to fight socialistic tax rates on rich people, is get myself a guy.No, wait. I'll hire my guy first. Then...
Team Zach: No Limits; Mother, Grandparents Help Fulfill Boy's Dream of Completing a Triathlon
LAKE SAINT LOUIS - Joan Mackay wanted to keep two things in mind as she swam in her first triathlon: "Tell myself to be calm, and make sure Zach has fun," she said.Zachary Blakemore, 12, is one of Joan and Brian Mackay's 22 grandchildren. He has a rare,...
Tennessee Volunteers; SEC 101 - A Fan's Guide to the History and Tradition of Mizzou's New Conference
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEELocation: Knoxville, Tenn. Enrollment: 30,194 - Colors: Orange and WhiteStadium: Neyland Stadium Capacity: 102,455/Opened in 1921 All-time record/first year played: 794-347-53/1891Bowl record: 25-24 Conference championships: 16...
TEXAS A&M AGGIES; SEC 101 - A Fan's Guide to the History and Tradition of Mizzou's New Conference
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITYLocation: College Station, Texas Enrollment: 49,861 Colors: Maroon and White Stadium: Kyle Field. - Capacity: 82,598. Opened in 1927. All-time record: 681-450-48/1894Bowl record: 14-19 Conference championships: 18 (17 in Southwest...
That's a Winner; but Bringing Sports Memorabilia from Dark Corners into the Light Requires the Right Follow-Through
Many collectible sports items are limited to adorning the inside of a dust-covered box in the basement.But there is a way to bring sports memorabilia from the dark corners of the house into the light. It takes the right touch, according to Sonja See,...
The Drumroll Begins: SLSO Packs for Europe; the Orchestra's First Foreign Tour in 14 Years Includes London, Berlin, Lucerne and Paris; MUSIC
Years in the planning - not to mention negotiating, scheduling and programming - the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's first European tour in 14 years constitutes a musical marathon in more ways than one.Most of the grunt work is finished. Now it's down...
The Who's Best Movie, 'Quadrophenia,' Comes to Blu-Ray; JOE'S MOVIE LOUNGE - MOVIES
On my ever-expanding list of favorite movies, two titles have shared the top spot since 1979: "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Quadrophenia."They couldn't seem more different. One is an uplifting Christmas fantasy from Hollywood, the other is a downbeat...
Tigers Come Together on Their Trip to Europe; Mizzou Men's Basketball Team Uses Time to Do a Little Bonding and Also Wins Four of Its Games; COLLEGE BASKETBALL
COLUMBIA, MO. - In Paris, the Mizzou men's basketball team walked the grounds around the Eiffel Tower and bused by the Arc de Triomphe and the Notre Dame Cathedral. In Bruges, Belgium, the group admired the ancient architecture. And in Amsterdam, the...
Trail of the Week: Hawk Ridge Trail
Queeny Park in west St. Louis County has undergone a lot of improvements, but the Hawk Ridge Trail remains an escape route from the traffic and crowds. Where - Two entrances: 550 Weidman Road and 1675 South Mason Road, both off Manchester Road.How long...
Vanderbilt Commodores; SEC 101 - A Fan's Guide to the History and Tradition of Mizzou's New Conference
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITYLocation: Nashville, Tenn. Enrollment: 12,859 Colors: Black and GoldStadium: Vanderbilt Stadium. Capacity: 40,550. Opened in 1981 at same site of former Dudley Field.All-time record/first year played: 563-575-50/1890 Bowl record:...
Washington U. Professor Seeks to Tame Dante's 'Inferno'; BOOKS
Our Midwestern, hot-as-Hades summer was still shorter than the time Mary Jo Bang spent in the circles of Hell. For six years the poet explored Dante's "Inferno," translating the 700-year-old masterpiece with the aim of making it fluid and poetic, yet...
What's Up - Heads Up
WHAT'S UP FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM08.26 Croatian Day-Homecoming picnic - The St. Joseph Croatian Catholic Church will have its Croatian Day-Homecoming picnic Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the church, 2112 South Church Street, St. Louis. A free-admission...
Whole New Game; Missouri Joins Football-Crazy SEC Where "The Girls Are Prettier, the Air Is Fresher and Toilet Paper Is Thicker."; SEC 101 - A Fan's Guide to the History and Tradition of Mizzou's New Conference
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. - For more than a century, Mizzou athletics were anchored to and identified with a core group that framed its Midwestern roots - a league affiliation that morphed from the Missouri Valley to the Big Six, Big Seven, Big Eight and, finally...
World Digest
Syrian rebels release Lebanese pilgrimSyrian rebels freed one of 11 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims they have been holding for three months on Saturday, in a move aimed at easing cross-border tensions after a wave of abductions of Syrian citizens in Lebanon....
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
Tobacco tax hike might not help as intendedIn his Aug. 19 letter, W. Dudley McCarter claims that if voters approve the tobacco tax increase on the November ballot then better education and health will follow in the lives of Missourians. If only we could...
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