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Articles from September 10, 2012

10th-Inning Heroics Cap a Mediocre Home Stand; Cardinals 5, Brewers 4; Craig Gets the First Walkoff Hit of His Career; Birds Get Their First Game-Ending Hit at Busch since July 25
The temperature pleasantly was in the low 70s Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium, but it might as well have been July. When Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig, hitting .390 (39 for 100) with men in scoring position, delivered a two-out single to right...
A New Attitude; Loss Hurts, but It's Crazy to Say 'Same Old Rams.'
DETROIT - It was the same result, carrying the same anger and frustration, followed by same long and quiet flight home, one they've taken many times before. And at the close of the day, the St. Louis Rams arrived at the same destination: last place in...
AP Poll / USA Today Poll (College Football)
AP POLLThe Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Saturday, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote, and previous ranking: Team W-L Pts Pv 1. Alabama (48) 2-0 1,486 1 2. Southern...
Baseball Roundup
Pence leads Giants past LAHunter Pence hit a two-run double in the first inning that held up, and Buster Posey homered in the host Giants' 4-0 win over the Dodgers on Sunday. Braves 3, Mets 2 - Brian McCann homered and drove in the go- ahead run in the...
Campaigns Aim to Restore Glory; Analysis; Candidates See a Nation Nervous about Its Future; POLITICS
WASHINGTON - After all this time running to lead America, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are still trying to show they really believe in America. Both men have made the election about not just the economy or even the American Dream, but about America itself....
Cardinals 5, Brewers 4 (Game Statistics)
Cardinals 5, Brewers 4Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Aoki rf 5 1 2 2 0 0 .283 R. Weeks 2b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .227 Braun lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .313 M. Parra p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Veras p 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- b-Morgan ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 Kintzler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- c-T. Green...
Carpenter Is Glue for Cardinals; Gritty Player Has 2 Hits, Scores Winning Run; BASEBALL
Before the Cardinals's game Sunday, Cards utilityman Matt Carpenter was showing the various cuts on his hands he got on Saturday when his bat ripped apart and left him, the rare player who doesn't use a batting glove, standing at first base with his...
Chat with the Experts
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...
Deaths Elsewhere; Obituaries
Dorothy McGuire Williamson - The singer who teamed with her sisters Christine and Phyllis for a string of hits in the '50s and '60s as the popular McGuire Sisters singing group, has died. She was 84.Ms. Williamson died Friday (Sept. 7, 2012) at her son's...
Five Prisoners Escape from Pike County Jail
A manhunt was under way Sunday for five prisoners who escaped from the Pike County Jail on Saturday.The jailbreak was discovered when sheriff's officials received a call at 10:20 p.m. from a relative of an inmate alerting them to the escape. A check...
For Openers, It's a Pair of Monday Night Games; Ravens Entertain Bengals, Then Raiders Play Host to Chargers; NFL
After a delightful summer in which he carried the ball only 10 times in the preseason, Ray Rice is ready for some "Monday Night Football" action. "It's sort of like that refreshing feeling, like the first day of school when you want to wear your new...
Gordon's Gamble Earns Chase Spot; Four-Time Champ Goes for Fresh Tires, Passes Busch for the Final Playoff Slot; MOTOR SPORTS
RICHMOND, VA. - Four-time series champion Jeff Gordon felt like his hopes were dead in the water when NASCAR red-flagged his last chance to get into the playoffs because of rain at Richmond International Raceway. His car wasn't running like it needed...
Griffin Shines in Debut; 'Skins Win; Redskins 40, Saints 32; Quarterback Throws for 2 TDs, Has No Interceptions in Upset Victory; NFL
NEW ORLEANS - Robert Griffin III brought his Heisman Trophy swagger to New Orleans and made his NFL debut look like a Big Easy. Showing a veteran's composure by scrambling only when necessary, the dynamic Redskins rookie quarterback tormented New Orleans'...
Health Care at Center Stage; Key Issues; Romney Plans Alternative to Health Law; Obama Attacks Opponents' Approach to Medicare; POLITICS
BOSTON - Mitt Romney said he would retain some popular parts of the new health care law he has pledged to repeal, while President Barack Obama focused attention in all-important Florida on the Republican ticket's stand on Medicare, an issue that has...
Heavy Workload Awaits Congress; but Little Is Expected to Be Accomplished in Brief Pre-Election Session Starting Today; POLITICS
WASHINGTON - Fresh off a five-week vacation, lawmakers return to Washington today for a truncated pre-election session in which Congress will do what it often does best: punt problems to the future. They face a slew of deadlines and the prospect of a...
Homecoming at GM?; Second Shift; Workers Transferred to Kansas in 2009 Seek Return to Wentzville Plant as Shift Is Added; New Hires; GM Has Been Hiring New People, Who Make Less Than Veterans under a Two-Tier System
The commonplace has a way of dissolving into trauma the moment Doug Deaton leaves for his job on a General Motors passenger car assembly line."Every Sunday night, she cries for her daddy," said Deaton's wife, Paula, her voice breaking as she held the...
Honor Thy Veto; Our View; Lawmakers Should Not Override Nixon on Car Sales Tax Bill; OPINION
In a May editorial that urged Gov. Jay Nixon to sign House Bill 1329, we chided lawmakers for rushing an otherwise good bill through in less than 24 hours as the session was coming to an end. "The Legislature makes mistakes when it rushes things," we...
Illini Break Down on Defense; Having Quarterback out Injured Is Only Part of Problem in Big Loss; COLLEGE FOOTBALL
TEMPE, ARIZ. - Illinois missed starting quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, to be sure. But he doesn't play defense, and that was the area where the Illini struggled mightily against Arizona State. The Sun Devils scored touchdowns on four of their six first-half...
Innovative Methods Helping to Heal Troops; Ears and Noses Are Being Rebuilt While Muscles Are Being Grown; HEALTH / MEDICINE
BOSTON - Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. Around the country, the most advanced medical tools that exist are now being deployed to help America's...
Iraq's Vice President Is Sentenced to Death; Verdict in Death Squads Case Leads to Widespread Attacks, with at Least 92 Killed
BAGHDAD - Iraq's fugitive Sunni vice president was sentenced Sunday to death by hanging on charges that he masterminded death squads against rivals, in a terrorism trial that has fueled sectarian tension in the country. Underscoring the instability,...
Jewish Household - Minus the Cliches; Theater Review; Production of Neil Simon Comedy Lets Characters Establish Their Own Reality
In American books, plays and movies, the Jewish mother takes a role all out of proportion to her actual numbers. Sometimes sanctified for her nurturing warmth, sometimes vilified for her possessive manipulation, she's portrayed in many different ways.Once...
Judging the Judges; Our View; Missouri Plan Offers Voters Guidance, If They Use It; OPINION
One of the best things about Missouri's judicial system is the Non-Partisan Court Plan, known more commonly as the Missouri Plan.The plan is the state's constitutional system for selecting appellate judges and trial judges in the city of St. Louis, St....
Manning Returns; 2 TD Passes Lift Denver; Broncos 31, Steelers 19; QB Is Coming off 4 Neck Operations, Idle Season
DENVER - Peyton Manning made a successful NFL return from a year's sabbatical, leading the Broncos past the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 in his Denver debut Sunday night. The four-time MVP, who is coming off four neck operations, completed 19 of 26 passes...
Manning Returns; 2 TD Passes Lift Denver; Broncos 31, Steelers 19; QB Is Coming off 4 Neck Operations, Idle Season; NFL
DENVER - After 611 days away, Peyton Manning couldn't wait to get back on the field. Ben Roethlisberger seemed determined to keep him on the sideline. Manning overcame Pittsburgh's 10-minute advantage in time of possession and led a hurry-up offense...
McIlroy Stays on a Roll at BMW; He's the First Back-to-Back Winner since Woods in 2009 and Has Won 3 of Last 4 Events; GOLF
CARMEL, IND. - Rory McIlroy beat the strongest leader board in golf this year Sunday in the BMW Championship and joined some elite company. McIlroy made back-to-back birdies around the turn to emerge from a four-way tie and seize control at Crooked Stick....
Nation Digest
Treasury could cut AIG stake below half The U.S. government is selling more of its shares in insurer American International Group Inc., in a move that should decrease its holdings below a majority stake for the first time since the $182 billion bailout...
Nation Digest
Treasury could cut AIG stake below half The U.S. government is selling more of its shares in insurer American International Group Inc., in a move that should decrease its holdings below a majority stake for the first time since the $182 billion bailout...
NFL Roundup
Vikes win first game affected by OT changeRookie Blair Walsh kicked his fourth field goal of the game, from 38 yards in overtime Sunday, but it wasn't enough to give Minnesota an immediate victory over Jacksonville. For the first time in NFL history,...
ONE PLAY AWAY; Lions 27, Rams 23; Detroit Scores with Seconds Left to Snatch Win in Fisher's Debut
DETROIT - The Lions were out of timeouts, and just 15 ticks of the clock separated the Rams from a 23-20 victory - a statement victory - in Jeff Fisher's first game as head coach.As Detroit broke the huddle on second-and-goal from the St. Louis 5, star...
People; Entertainment
'Survivor' host Probst opens talk show todayJeff Probst of "Survivor" is premiering today a daytime show filled with ideas united only by his enthusiasm. There's a party room. An ambush adventure. Guys on the couch. An end-of-show jury. His wife on the...
Rams 23, Detroit 27 (Game Statistics)
FIRST QUARTER Rams: FG Zuerlein 48, 1:57.- Drive: 10 plays, 36 yards, 5:49.- Key plays: Jenkins 34 interception return to St. Louis 34; Bradford 12 pass to Jackson; Bradford 15 pass to Amendola on 3rd- and-8; Jackson 7 run on 3rd-and-1; Bradford 17 pass...
Saffold Appears to Be OK; Notebook; Lineman Goes to Detroit Hospital to Have Tests after a Neck Injury; RAMS
DETROIT - The celebration after Brandon Gibson's diving touchdown grab in the fourth quarter Sunday was short-lived for the Rams. Because back behind the line of scrimmage, offensive tackle Rodger Saffold lay motionless on the ground.Saffold was pass-blocking...
San Francisco Dumps Green Bay; 49ers 30, Packers 22; Defense, Quarterback Smith Combine to Key SF's Dominant Performance; NFL
GREEN BAY, WIS. - The San Francisco 49ers' defense kept Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers out of the end zone for most of the day - then made sure they didn't give the game away. Showing the same brand of dominant defense that powered them to the...
Schools Are Tested by Tragedies; Teams of Counselors, Teachers Respond to Children Touched by Classmates' Deaths
It has been almost six months, but Principal Chris Shirley is prepared when feelings of grief resurface in some of his pupils at Oak Brook Elementary School. Counselors and teachers have encouraged the children to cope through talking, art or writing....
Serena 'Shocked' after Open Win; Her Experience Prevails over Azarenka in Third Set, Leading to 15th Grand Slam Title
NEW YORK - Finally tested, even trailing, at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams turned things around just in time. Two points from defeat, Williams suddenly regained her composure and her strokes, coming back to win the last four games and beat Victoria...
Smith, Timothy W. Age 58
Smith, Timothy W. age 58, of O'Fallon, Missouri, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2012 at a vacation home on Catawba Island, OH, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on January 18, 1954, to Paul and Helen Smith. After graduating...
Sports Digest
Grizzlies to face Florence in decisive gameThe Gateway Grizzlies play host to the Florence Freedom tonight at 6:30 in the deciding Game 5 of the Frontier League semifinals at GCS Stadium in Sauget.Florence tied the series 2-2 with a 7-5 win in Game 4...
Testosterone Drug Sales Up; Effectiveness Unclear; HEALTH / MEDICINE
WASHINGTON - Drugmakers and some doctors claim testosterone therapy can reverse some of the signs of aging - even though the safety and effectiveness of such treatments is unclear. Ads ask men: "Are you falling asleep after dinner? Do you have a decrease...
TWICE THE FUN; Arizona State Is Giving Opponents a Hard Time with Two Quarterbacks; WEEK 2 RECAP (COLLEGE FOOTBALL)
The focus of Arizona State's offense in 2011 was quarterback Brock Osweiler, and at 6 feet 7 with 4,036 passing yards he had the physical and statistical stature to warrant plenty of attention.So, it made sense that two quarterbacks would be necessary...
Vaccination Trend Followed in California; Children in Private Schools Are Much More Likely to Not Have All of Their Recommended Immunizations; HEALTH / MEDICINE
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. - Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, an Associated Press analysis has found, and not even the recent re-emergence...
Westbrook Injury Opens a Spot; Notebook; Matheny Says Carpenter Won't Be the One Taking the Mound Thursday in LA; CARDINALS
Let the speculation begin. Now that Cardinals righthander Jake Westbrook has suffered what appears to be a strained right oblique muscle and may be lost for the season, a start Thursday night in Los Angeles has opened up.Chris Carpenter, on the fast...
What's Up - Heads Up
WHAT'S UP FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM09.10 Sportswriter to speak - Sportswriter Joe Posnanski, author of the biography "Paterno," will discuss and sign copies at 7 p.m. today at St. Louis County Library headquarters, 1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard. The...
World Digest
Car bomb kills 17 in in Syria's largest cityA car bomb ripped through Syria's largest city, Aleppo, on Sunday, killing at least 17 people and wounding 40 in one of the main battlegrounds of the country's civil war, state-run media said.Al-Qaida-style...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
How we talk about taxes is importantReporters, commentators and all of us should seriously consider not saying that Democrats want to tax the rich, not the middle class.It's income over $250,000 that is targeted, not people. Everyone is treated the same...

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