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Articles from October 4, 2012

2,000 Gearing Up for Cycling Fundraiser; Riders Are Collecting Money to Back Cancer Research at Siteman, St. Louis Children's Hospital
Pedal the Cause is this weekend. The third annual bicycling event raises money for Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital.The event aims its money at research that looks for cures for all forms of cancer.Pedal the Cause Executive Director...
7 for Thursday - Seven Things to Watch; Cardinals vs. Rams; 7:20 Tonight; Kplr (Ch. 11), NFL Network
PRESSUREAgainst Washington it was Brian Orakpo; in Chicago, Julius Peppers; vs. Seattle ends Chris Clemons and Bruce Irvin. When it comes to the Cardinals, however, there's not just one or two pass- rushers for whom to account. Arizona brings the heat...
Amid Mixed Messages, Screenings for Breast Cancer Remain Essential
A new Mayo Clinic study, which included about 8 million U.S. women ages 40 to 64, found a decrease in the number of women in their 40s getting screening mammograms.After analyzing records from 2006 through 2010, researchers found about a 6 percent drop...
Autism Doctor Defies Allegations of Improprieties
Dr. Mark Geier has opened eight autism treatment clinics called ASD Centers across the country but is only allowed to practice at two of them - in St. Peters and Springfield, Ill.Missouri and Illinois are among the last states to seek discipline against...
A WILD (CARD) RIDE; Miller Shines in First Big-League Start; Cardinals 1, Reds 0; Rookie Looks Good as Regulars Get a Rest in Finale
Hard-throwing young righthanders Joe Kelly and Trevor Rosenthal already had established themselves as weapons to be employed by the Cardinals in baseball's "second season," which begins with their wild-card playoff game on Friday. And now along comes...
Bakers Chain Files for Bankruptcy; BUSINESS
St. Louis-based Bakers Footwear Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday after struggling in recent years to reverse losses.Peter Edison, the company's chief executive, said the mall-based footwear chain plans to close an additional 30 to 40...
Baseball Roundup
Nats are atop NL; A's win AL WestThe East Division champion Washington Nationals secured the No. 1 seed in the National League playoffs by beating visiting Philadelphia 5-1 Wednesday for their majors-high 98th victory, with Ryan Zimmerman homering. Nationals...
Baseball Roundup
Nats are atop NL; A's win AL WestThe East Division champion Washington Nationals secured the No. 1 seed in the National League playoffs by beating visiting Philadelphia 5-1 Wednesday for their majors-high 98th victory, with Ryan Zimmerman homering. Nationals...
Business Digest
Ralcorp names Meister to board - Ralcorp Holdings has named Keith Meister, managing partner of Corvex Management, to its board of directors. New York-based investment group Corvex, which owns 5.3 percent of Ralcorp's outstanding shares, previously said...
Bye-Week Oddities for Missouri; SEC Notebook; Vanderbilt and Alabama Have Time to Prepare for the Tigers
Mizzou is in the midst of a scheduling oddity that will see it play three consecutive opponents that are coming off bye weeks at a time when the Tigers could use their own break to heal some injuries.They escaped a trip to Central Florida after coach...
Byrnes Mill Chooses an Interim Police Chief
BYRNES MILL - Byrnes Mill residents and aldermen were introduced officially Wednesday night to their new interim police chief, Mike Smith, an Iraqi War veteran, 18-year employee of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and five-year member of the...
Cabrera Wins AL Triple Crown; Tigers Third Baseman Is First to Do So since Boston's Carl Yastrzemski Won in 1967; BASEBALL
KANSAS CITY, MO. - Miguel Cabrera became the 15th player to win baseball's Triple Crown on Wednesday night, the reluctant superstar thrust into the spotlight after joining an elite list that includes Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig. Cabrera's...
Cabrera Wins AL Triple Crown; Tigers Third Baseman Is First to Do So since Boston's Carl Yastrzemski Won in 1967; BASEBALL
KANSAS CITY - Only a precious few people will ever know exactly how it looked when Miguel Cabrera, one of baseball's reluctant superstars, finally achieved history 45 years in the making. Cabrera had slipped away to the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium...
Candidates Sometimes Miss the Mark on Facts; PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
WASHINGTON - As President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney rhetorically sparred in Wednesday night's televised debate, both candidates exhibited a propensity toward misstatements, falsehoods and exaggerations.From the economy to immigration,...
Candidates Sometimes Miss the Mark on Facts; PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney spun one-sided stories in their first presidential debate, not necessarily bogus, but not the whole truth.Here's a look at a couple of their claims and how they stack up:- Romney on...
Cardinals 1, Reds 0 (Game Statistics)
Cardinals 1, Reds 0Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg. B.Phillips 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .281 Cairo 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .187 Cingrani p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Cozart ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 .246 W.Valdez ss 2 0 1 0 0 0 .206 Votto 1b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .337 Ludwick lf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .275 Ondrusek...
Cards Have No Need to Apologize; This Team Battled to Make It to Postseason; BASEBALL
The Cardinals flew to Atlanta late Wednesday night in preparation for their entry into the 2012 National League playoffs. Well, we're pretty sure it's the playoffs. Or is it the playoff? Will there be a logo, and bunting? (Don't get excited, Mike Matheny....
Data Mining Tracks Drugs' Side Effects; Social Media Can Identify Problems with Drugs, Researchers Say
RICHMOND, VA. - Experiencing nausea, headaches or other side effects from prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines?Researchers say tweeting about it or posting your concerns online could one day help alert drug companies and federal regulators to problems...
Deaths Elsewhere; Obituaries
Dr. Joseph Lee Parker Jr. - The last surviving Navy doctor who landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy during the D-Day invasion of World War II has died, according to a funeral director and a researcher.Dr. Parker, of Greensboro, Ga., died Sept. 27, 2012,...
Dietary Supplements' Labels Blasted by U.S. Researchers; HEALTH
SAN FRANCISCO - Dozens of weight loss and immune system supplements on the market are illegally labeled and lack the recommended type of scientific evidence to back up their purported health claims, government investigators warn in a new review of the $20...
Economy Cuts Use of Medical Care; Americans Are Making Fewer Doctor Visits, and Lack of Insurance Is Called a Factor, Census Report Shows
Americans aren't going to the doctor as often, but that doesn't mean they're getting healthier.The average adult makes about four visits a year to a doctor, nurse or other medical provider, down from five visits in 2001, according to a report released...
Faltering Cellphone Companies to Merge; BUSINESS
NEW YORK - T-Mobile and MetroPCS have agreed to combine their struggling cellphone businesses in a deal aimed at letting them compete better with their three larger rivals.The combined company will use the T-Mobile brand and have about 42.5 million subscribers....
FIESTY RAMS READY; Team Has a Chance to Climb above .500 for the First Time since 2006; RAMS VS. CARDINALS; 7:20 TONIGHT, NFL NETWORK, KPLR (11); NFL
With the expansion of the NFL Network's Thursday night football package, all 32 teams get a crack at a prime-time game in 2012.So when it came to the woebegone Rams and the post-Kurt Warner Arizona Cardinals, you could almost hear the network executives saying...
Flood of Money Won't Improve Rivers; River Maintenance; Big Projects Hurt Ecosystems, Make Way for Economically Wasteful Barge Traffic; OTHER VIEWS
When the Post-Dispatch ("Lock and load," Sept. 27), the Army Corps of Engineers and a bipartisan group of Midwestern senators can all recommend a course of action, something must be wrong. It is that they all support yet another infusion of federal funds...
'Good Wife' Drama Leaves a Bad Taste
The uniform looked familiar when a cop stopped a car in Sunday's season opener of "The Good Wife" TV drama. The actor wore a dark brown shirt, five-pointed gold star and tan tie with matching shoulder patch bordered in yellow."That looks like a Madison...
Health Calendar
THURSDAYKrav Maga Self Defense - Krav Maga teaches self-defense for every situation. This is an ongoing class. 6 p.m. today at Brentwood Recreation Complex, 2505 South Brentwood Boulevard. $55 a month; $12 a class. 314-963-8635 to register, brentwoodmo.org.Lamaze/infant...
Jones, Vincent Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church
Jones, Vincentfortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, September 30, 2012, in Greenville, S.C. Beloved husband of Catherine (Kay) M. Jones (nee Schmidt) for fifty years; loving father of six children including Julianne (Doug) Wright, Kenneth...
Law & Order; Public Safety
EAST ST. LOUIS Man pleads guilty to child porn charges - Andrew Gerald Millas, 43, of Fairview Heights, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in East Louis on three felony counts of production of child pornography and one count of transportation of...
Local Digest
ST. JOHN City reviews law on street corner solicitations - Officials are looking at ways around an ordinance prohibiting street corner solicitation so "old newsboy" volunteers can sell newspapers in the city on "Old Newsboy Day" on Nov. 15. On that...
Lohse to Start Game Friday; Notebook; Wainwright Probably Would Be Ready to Go on Sunday If the Redbirds Advance; CARDINALS; CARDINALS
Named the Cardinals' opening-day starter, possessor of the best winning percentage of all major-league starters, not named to the All-Star team by his former manager, Tony La Russa, righthander Kyle Lohse will take the first - perhaps final - step in...
Lohse to Start Game Friday; Notebook; Wainwright Says He's Set to Go on Sunday If the Redbirds Reach Second Round; CARDINALS
Named the Cardinals' opening-day starter, possessor of the best winning percentage of all major-league starters, not named to the All-Star team by his former manager, Tony La Russa, righthander Kyle Lohse will take the first - perhaps final - step in...
Man Sheds Pounds with Focus on Health; How I Did It; Once 6 Feet, 262 Pounds, Harry Ratliff Got Inspired by Exercise, Eating Right and Feedback from Friends
Harry Ratliff is paying more attention to his weight loss now, although that wasn't his primary goal a decade ago when he decided to get into good physical condition."I was playing handball with a friend, and I got so out of breath," he said. "I had...
Memorable Moments in Past Debates; Presidential Debate
Debates hold the potential to etch lasting impressions in voters' minds about presidential candidates' personalities and policy positions. And part of the appeal of debates stems from memories of past showdowns that have left enduring imprints on our...
Missouri and Big Pig: A Love Story; Our View; A $39 Million Settlement Smells like a Bacony Victory; OPINION
Two weeks ago, Britain's National Pig Association sent out a press release claiming that a "world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable." Within a few days, the Internet was up to its hocks in "world bacon crisis" stories.Shockingly,...
Nation Digest
Judge approves $6 billion judgment in 9/11 attacks A New York federal judge who found Iran, the Taliban and al- Qaida culpable in the 2001 terrorist attacks has approved a $6 billion default judgment against them. The order signed Wednesday by Judge...
New Health Movement Targets Self-Awareness; Techniques Benefit Athletes, Those with Chronic Pain, Advocates Say
We don't think much about how we sit, stand, walk, lift or reach throughout our day, but Feldenkrais Method practitioners believe people can prevent and ease pain by becoming more aware of how they move.Classes are growing in the Feldenkrais Method in...
Newlywed Killed in Crash; Belleville Woman Had Turned Life around after Tough Teen Years
EAST ST. LOUIS - Maxsimillion "Max" Quarles-Gaston found herself a pregnant dropout in her early teen years.But the Belleville woman, 41, had turned things around as an adult. She graduated from college and was working as a therapist with veterans while...
New Surgery Offers a Life-Saving Fix for Damaged Hearts; in the Hospital; Loretta Klump, 88, Has Gone from Hospice Care to Exercising and Playing with Her Great-Grandchildren [Corrected 11/ 15/12]
ST. LOUIS - A new surgical procedure is saving lives by patching damaged hearts for older people who couldn't survive conventional heart surgery.The procedure is called "transcatheter aortic valve replacement." It fixes aortic stenosis, a potentially...
'Night Camp' for Dementia Patients; Nursing Home in the Bronx Offers Unusual Overnight Series of Sing-Alongs, Crafts and Therapy Sessions for Those Who Don't Sleep
NEW YORK - Just after 10 p.m., when most people their age are going to sleep, a group of elderly folks suffering from dementia are just getting started, dancing and shaking tambourines and maracas in a raucous version of "La Bamba.""It's a party," says...
On the Offensive; Elections 2012 - Presidential Debate
DENVER - In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy....
Outbreak Shuts Pharmacy; It Has Been Linked to a Rare, Deadly Form of Meningitis to Which Hundreds of People Might Have Been Exposed
FRAMINGHAM, MASS. - A Massachusetts specialty pharmacy suspected as the source of a steroid that has been linked to an outbreak of a deadly form of meningitis says it has voluntarily suspended operations.In a statement Wednesday, the New England Compounding...
Parental Guidelines Can Play a Key Role in Good Homework Routine
"Homework" is a pretty unpopular word. Few parents look back fondly on nights spent doing homework as children, but it is undeniable that take-home assignments help us learn more than just the school lesson at hand.Parents can help young students develop...
Paul M. Taylor; Retired Executive at Enterprise and Brother of the Company's Founder, He Learned Car Sales from the Ground Up; OBITUARIES
Paul M. Taylor, retired vice president at what formerly was Enterprise Rent-A-Car, died of a massive stroke, his family said this week. Mr. Taylor died at Missouri Baptist Medical Center on Sept. 25, 2012, the day after his stroke. He was 88 and lived...
People; Entertainment
New host brings local link to '106 & Park'St. Louis native Shorty Da Prince has been named one of the new hosts of long-running music countdown show "106 & Park" on BET, Post- Dispatch pop music critic Kevin Johnson reported Tuesday at stltoday.com/theblender....
PLAYOFF BOUND; Miller Shines in First Big-League Start; Cardinals 1, Reds 0; Rookie Looks Good as Regulars Get a Rest in Finale
Hard-throwing, young righthanders Joe Kelly and Trevor Rosenthal already had established themselves as weapons to be employed by the Cardinals in baseball's "second season," which begins with the wild- card playoffs on Friday. And now along comes Shelby...
Political Fix
From our online report on politics and government. STLtoday.com/ politicalfixPolls show McCaskill leads - New polls released Wednesday show U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill leading U.S. Rep. Todd Akin.Two polling firms, Rasmussen Reports and Public Policy...
Postseason Kicks off on Friday in Illinois; Soccer Notebook; CBC Ranked 20th Nationally by NSCAA; Stlhighschoolsports.com
Regional soccer play in the Metro East will begin Friday when Valmeyer plays at Massac County, in Metropolis, in first-round action of the Gibault regional. Regional action starts Oct. 12 in Class 2A and Oct. 16 in Class 3A.Following is a rundown of...
Rams Roster - Cardinals Roster; Cardinals vs. Rams; 7:20 Tonight; Kplr (Ch. 11), NFL Network
RAMS ROSTERNO. PLAYER POS HT WT EXP COLLEGE 4 Greg Zuerlein K 6-0 187 R Mo. Western State 6 Johnny Hekker P 6-5 227 R Oregon State 8 Sam Bradford QB 6-4 224 3 Oklahoma 9 Austin Davis QB 6-2 221 R Southern Miss 10 Kellen Clemens QB 6-2 220 7 Oregon11...
Rapist Could Be Targeting Asian Women in the County; Two Victims Attacked 17 Months Apart Are Linked with DNA Evidence
CLAYTON - St. Louis County police believe a serial rapist is targeting Asian women in northwestern St. Louis County and possibly elsewhere in the country.Detectives found DNA evidence linking the rapes of two women in separate attacks to the same man,...
Redbirds Celebrated after All; Many Stayed Late, Others Returned to See LA Fall; BASEBALL
If the term "better late than never" ever applies, it applied in the Cardinals' clubhouse on Tuesday night. The club completed its part of the postseason equation by losing Game 161 to the Cincinnati Reds. The 3-1 loss left the wild card playoff door...
Service Companies Grow at Fastest Pace in 6 Months; BUSINESS
WASHINGTON - U.S. service companies grew in September at the fastest pace in six months, helped by a sharp increase in customer demand.The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its index of non-manufacturing activity...
Slay Critic Runs as 'Clear Choice'
ST. LOUIS - Calling St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay's 12 years in office divisive, Aldermanic President Lewis Reed announced Wednesday he would run for mayor, embarking on a "mission of change." Reed's speech in front of a crowd of about 100 at Sqwires Restaurant...
SLU President Rebuts Faculty
St. Louis University's president, the Rev. Lawrence Biondi, has rejected an attempt by the school's faculty to force the removal of a key administrator.Late Tuesday, Biondi sent a letter to the Faculty Senate explaining why he was not acting on last...
SLU'S Ellis, Loe Well Ahead; A Winter Full of Basketball from the Duo from the Southern Hemisphere Is the Reason; COLLEGE BASKETBALL
The first game of the college basketball season is five weeks away. Practices don't start until Oct. 12.At SLU, Rob Loe and Cody Ellis are ready to go.The Billikens' two players from Oceania had a full summer of basketball - or, since they're from the...
Snack Brands Roll out Mid-Calorie Treats
NEW YORK - Nonfat cheese that tastes like plastic. Low-calorie soda that leaves a bitter aftertaste. Sugar-free brownies that crumble like Styrofoam. Dieters have learned an important lesson: When you take the fat and calories out of your favorite treats,...
Sports Digest
Cancellation of NHL regular-season games likelyThe rhetoric is rising, while the time before the planned start of the National Hockey League regular season is running out. And now it seems more likely than not that regular-season games will be canceled...
Students Relish Humor, Catch Issues; about 100 Students Tweet Responses to Big Screen While Watching Debate at Maryville University; PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
Pizza and politics merged at Maryville University during Wednesday's presidential debate, as about 100 students watched the exchange while debating silently via Twitter and munching on sausage and pepperoni.Their insights, scrolling down a big screen...
Suicide Attacks in Syria; at Least 34 Are Killed in Aleppo; Nobody Claims Responsibility
BEIRUT - Three suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives in a government-controlled area of the battleground Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people, leveling buildings and trapping survivors under the rubble, state...
Taliban Attack Killed 3 National Guardsmen
RALEIGH, N.C. - Three members of the North Carolina Army National Guard were among 14 people killed when a Taliban suicide bomber rammed a motorcycle packed with explosives into a joint U.S.-Afghan patrol in Afghanistan.The remains of Sgt. Donna R. Johnson,...
VandY Tries to Keep Up; despite Big-Time Facilities, Commodores Manage to Compete
The football landscape in the Southeastern Conference is such that Vanderbilt athletics director David Williams can't be concerned about keeping pace with the progress that surrounds him.Take Tennessee, the in-state rival to the east. That school is completing...
WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS - Stlhighschoolsports.com
SOFTBALLMcCluer 14, Riverview Gardens 4Hazelwood Central 12, Hazelwood East 0Herculaneum 13, Valley Park 1Cuba 15, Hermann 5Ritenour 5, Incarnate Word 3Parkway North 17, Normandy 0Pattonville 10, Ladue 0Fort Zumwalt North 5, Fort Zumwalt South 2Holt...
What's Up - Heads Up
WHAT'S UP FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM10.05 Best of Missouri Market - An annual Missouri Botanical Garden signature event, the Best of Missouri Market, will be held Friday through Sunday at the garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard. More than 120 Missouri food producers...
World Digest
Police, protesters in Iran square off over economyIranian police and demonstrators clashed Wednesday during street protests linked to rising prices and the plunging value of the national currency. Police in black riot gear fired tear gas and moved to...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
Peabody's gift will help UMSLA recent gift from Peabody Energy to the University of Missouri- St. Louis will greatly enhance the university's science education programs and regional environmental research. These no-strings- attached funds are meant to...
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