St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 16, 2012

A Public Servant Passes; Our View; Jim Murphy, 1923-2012; OPINION
A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Providence Catholic Church in Crestwood for former state Rep. Jim Murphy. Mr. Murphy, who died Thursday at 87, served 10 terms in the Missouri House before being forced out by term limits in...
Archibald Resigns from Trolley Board
ST. LOUIS - Robert Archibald, president of the Missouri History Museum, resigned Monday from a separate board that is promoting a trolley line from the Delmar Loop to Forest Park.In a letter to fellow trolley board members, Archibald said he wanted to...
A Short Outing for Carpenter; He Struggles, Has Start Similar to Lynn in Game 1 and Also by Wainwright in Finale of Division Series; NLCS: CARDINALS VS GIANTS
SAN FRANCISCO - Cardinals co-aces Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright have earned their October chops by experiencing postseason highs and surviving postseason lows, but this year those unsteady moments are not so easily dismissed as a blip.Each one...
Baseball Playoffs Notebook
Cards draw massive TV ratingThe Cardinals are off to a huge start in television ratings for their National League championship series match-up with San Francisco, as the number generated locally for the opener Sunday exceeds any figure they drew for...
Blood Feud Continues; Holliday's Hard Slide into Scutaro Rekindles Long-Standing Dislike; NLCS: CARDINALS VS GIANTS
SAN FRANCISCO - The Cardinals' hardest hit of the night was Matt Holliday's rolling-thunder takedown of Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro in a zealous and successful attempt to break up a double play. Holliday nearly broke Scutaro in half in the first-inning...
Bold Prediction for Recovery; St. Louis Fed President Sees 3.5 Percent Growth in 2013, but Three Other Forecasters Disagree; BUSINESS
If the 100 high school students were paying attention, they witnessed a bold prediction about the year ahead.James Bullard, president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, told them he thinks the U.S. gross domestic product will grow 3.5 percent next...
Bradford Spreads Passes around; Notebook; with Amendola out, 10 Rams Have a Catch vs. Dolphins; NFL
When Danny Amendola went down because of a collarbone injury against Arizona, he had double the amount of catches and yardage of any receiver on the Rams' roster.In short, he was Sam Bradford's go-to guy.In the team's first game without him, on Sunday...
Business Digest
Emerson boosts investment abroad - Emerson Corp. continued its growing investment in the Middle East on Sunday when it announced a $25 million partnership with Saudi Arabia's King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. The Ferguson-based manufacturing...
Cardinals' Bullpen Is Getting a Lot of Work; Team's Starters Don't Make It Past Fourth Inning in Games 1 and 2 and Trend Is Familiar from Last Postseason; NLCS: CARDINALS VS GIANTS
SAN FRANCISCO - When Cardinals manager Mike Matheny yanked his starter early in Game 1 of the National League championship series and asked the bullpen to handle the leftover bulk of innings, he knew he was following postseason precedent. It is how the...
Cardinals/giants Postseason Averages; Nlcs: Cardinals vs Giants
CARDINALS POSTSEASON AVERAGES- League Championship seriesBATTERS avg ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb so sb cs e C.Carpnter 1.000 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Beltran .429 7 1 3 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 Descalso .250 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 Holliday .250 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0...
Commitment to Training Vets; Industry Will Work with Local Colleges in Effort to Fill Skilled Jobs
WASHINGTON - Some of the nation's leading manufacturing companies announced a new program Monday to help veterans gain the skills necessary to fill some of the estimated 600,000 high-tech, manufacturing jobs that remain open because employers can't find...
Consumer Confidence Boosts Sales; Cars, Fast-Selling iPhone 5 Likely Contributed to 1.1 Pct. Hike in Retail Figures; BUSINESS
WASHINGTON - Americans stepped up their spending at retail businesses in September, reflecting higher consumer confidence. The increase was driven by another strong month of auto sales and the release of the iPhone5.Retail sales rose 1.1 percent last...
Denver's Epic Rally Shocks San Diego
SAN DIEGO - It took a quarterback the caliber of Peyton Manning to pull off this kind of comeback. Manning threw three touchdown passes in the second half and Tony Carter and Chris Harris scored off turnovers by Philip Rivers as the Denver Broncos overcame...
Denver's Epic Rally Shocks San Diego; Broncos 35, Chargers 24; Winners Overcome 24-0 Deficit
SAN DIEGO - Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes in the second half and Tony Carter and Chris Harris scored off turnovers by Philip Rivers as the Denver Broncos overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit to stun the San Diego Chargers 35-24 on Monday night....
Ex-Officer Gets Prison in Scam to Steal Drugs
ST. LOUIS - Former city police sergeant Larry J. Davis was sentenced Monday to 57 months in federal prison for stealing packages - suspected of containing drugs - turned over by delivery companies.Davis took advantage of a mistaken presumption that he...
Fisher Dissects Defeat; Coach Calls Second Quarter the Key to Sunday's Loss to the Dolphins; NFL
Even after watching game film Monday, the Rams' 17-14 defeat in Miami had to be one of those deals in which the head coach scratches his head and wonders out loud: How did we lose this one?And that kind of loss is tough to take."Yeah, it is," Jeff Fisher...
Giants 7, Cardinals 1 (Nlcs Game 2 Statistics)
Giants 7, Cardinals 1Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Jay cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .111 Beltran rf 3 0 2 0 1 0 .429 Holliday lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 Craig 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Y.Molina c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 Freese 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .125 Descalso 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .250 Kozma ss...
Giants Don't Seem to Enjoy Comforts of Home; San Francisco Notebook; First Three Postseason Games at AT&T Park in 2012 Led to Three Losses; NLCS: CARDINALS VS GIANTS
SAN FRANCISCO - AT&T Park had been the San Francisco Giants' "house" for the last three regular seasons. From 2010 through 2012, the Giants were a collective 55 games over .500 at home during the season. But, before they won Game 2 of the National League...
Haunted House Accident Changes Teen Victim; Scar from Noose Has Faded, but Health, Memory Problems Persist
The scar on Jessica Rue's neck is faint now, a barely noticeable reminder of the noose that choked off oxygen to her brain a year ago while she was working as an actress at a Fenton-area haunted house.It happened Oct. 27, on her second day at Creepyworld....
Jim Murphy; Restaurateur, Lawmaker Railed against Property Taxes, Funds for Busch Stadium, MetroLink; OBITUARIES
Jim Murphy, who died last week at age 87, was the son of Irish immigrants who went into politics after a career in the restaurant business. For 20 years, he represented part of south St. Louis County in the Missouri Legislature.He later fought unsuccessfully...
Just a Few Questions; Our View; You Want to Be Police Chief?; OPINION
On Wednesday the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners is scheduled to review an offer from the criminology department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis to draft questions for board members to use in interviewing candidates for the police chief's...
La Russa: Cardinals Are a Difficult Team to Beat; Notebook; Redbirds' Former Manager Attends First Two Games of NL Championship Series; NLCS: CARDINALS VS GIANTS
SAN FRANCISCO - Tony La Russa arrived at AT&T Park shortly before first pitch Monday afternoon. Before reaching his suite, he took time to weigh in on the team he left as defending World Series champions, a team he managed during a magical September...
Law & Order
ST. CHARLES > Man charged in killing - Steven Jon Martineau, 49, has been charged with second-degree murder and domestic assault regarding an incident May 26 that fatally wounded his girlfriend. Martineau, of the 400 block of Tower Grove Place in St....
Local Digest
ST. CHARLES > New fire chief - Interim Fire Chief Rick Daly has been named permanent chief by Mayor Sally Faith. Daly succeeds Ernie Rhodes, who quit last month to become chief at the West County EMS and Fire Protection District. Daly had been deputy...
More Trouble for City Court; Multiple Offender Freed Often; Inquiry under Way
ST. LOUIS - Ramehl Walker has a long history of not showing up in court.He has 21 outstanding traffic tickets dating back 12 years, and owes thousands of dollars in fines and court fees. The municipal court here has issued failure-to-appear warrants...
Nation Digest
Ex-presidential nominee McGovern in hospice Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, 90, the Democratic presidential candidate who lost to President Richard Nixon in a historic landslide in 1972, has moved into hospice care near his home in South Dakota, his...
NFL Notebook
Lewis out for year; career is in jeopardyBaltimore linebacker Ray Lewis will miss the rest of the season because of an arm injury, an enormous blow to an already depleted defense that has uncharacteristically struggled this year. He suffered a torn right...
Nixon Watches Burroughs for a Half and Sees Plenty; Notebook; Maplewood-Richmond Heights Coach Says the Bombers Are Impressive; STLHighSchoolSports.com
Maplewood-Richmond Heights coach Rich Nixon only watched the first half of top-ranked John Burroughs' 56-0 win against Clayton on Saturday afternoon.He had seen enough."They're good," Nixon said. "That's about as well-rounded a football team as I've...
NOT THIS TIME; Sloppy Loss - Giants Oust Carpenter after Four Innings as Errors and Other Mistakes Pile Up; NLCS GAME 2; GIANTS 7, CARDINALS 1
SAN FRANCISCO - The National League championship series isn't going to be quick, or easy, or pretty.The Cardinals probably didn't need the reminder, but Game 2 against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night at AT&T Park left little room for interpretation.The...
Obama Hopes to Rebound in Round 2; He Plans to Embrace Economic Record as Data Look Up, but Romney Camp Points to Skyrocketing Deficits; ELECTIONS 2012: 2nd Presidential Debate
WILLIAMSBURG, VA. - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney huddled Monday in intense preparation for their second debate tonight as polls show a closely fought campaign.Early voting is under way in dozens of states, giving the candidates...
Privatized Medicare Would Raise Premiums, Study Says; but Report by Health Group Says It's Not a Specific Analysis of Romney-Ryan Proposal
WASHINGTON - Nearly 6 in 10 Medicare recipients would pay higher premiums under a hypothetical privatized system along the lines of what Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has proposed, according to a study released Monday. The report by the...
PROP B NO! You Can Be Pro-Education and Vote No on Prop B; Tobacco Tax; Outrageous 760 Percent Tax Increase Has No Guarantee of More Education Funding; OTHER VIEWS
Proposition B's outrageous and unfair 760 percent tax increase, the largest tax increase in Missouri's history, is not about education or health care. It's about greedy special interest groups, responsible tax policies, the proper size and scope of government...
PROP B YES! Invest in Education for a Strong Missouri Economy; Tobacco Tax; Prop B Will Generate $283 Million Annually for Education; OTHER VIEWS
When it comes to making sure our state has the resources needed to prepare people for good jobs and preserve a strong middle class, Missouri is relying on a system that's built to fail.That has to change if we're going to see real economic recovery and...
Schools in City Get Hopes Up; State Will Consider Step toward Accreditation
ST. LOUIS - When state education officials consider upgrading the accreditation of St. Louis Public Schools today, their decision could validate five years of transformation for the struggling district.But no one is saying the city schools have reached...
Scutaro Exacts Revenge for Slide; NLCS: CARDINALS VS GIANTS
SAN FRANCISCO - Second baseman Marco Scutaro of the San Francisco Giants, dumped by hard-sliding Cardinals baserunner Matt Holliday in a first-inning incident, initiated a little contact of his own during a four-run fourth inning that led the Giants...
SLU's Mitchell Breaks Bone in Left Foot; Fifth-Year Senior Guard, Team Captain and Floor Leader Has Surgery and Probably Will Not Be Ready until the First of the Year; COLLEGE BASKETBALL
St. Louis University hit its first bump only a few days into basketball practice. Guard Kwamain Mitchell will miss the start of the season after breaking a bone in his left foot in drills last week.Mitchell, a fifth-year senior, had surgery Monday and...
Softbank Takes over Sprint; $20.1 Billion Deal Could Position Company as Tougher Competitor in Cellphones; BUSINESS
NEW YORK - Sprint, the No. 3 cellphone company in the U.S., is selling a controlling stake to Japan's Softbank for $20.1 billion.The deal, announced Monday in Tokyo, positions Sprint Nextel Corp. as a stronger competitor to U.S. market leaders Verizon...
'South Butt' Maker Agrees He Violated Deal; BUSINESS
ST. LOUIS - The founder of two brands that parodied The North Face line of outdoor clothing and equipment has agreed that his most recent brand violated a 2010 settlement of a lawsuit over similar allegations.In the consent judgment, Jimmy Winkelmann,...
Sports Digest
NASCAR, Fox extend TV contract through 2022 NASCAR and Fox announced an eight-year, $2.4 billion extension that runs through 2022 and keeps the Daytona 500 and first third of the Sprint Cup Series on the television network. Fox gets the first 13 Sprint...
Tigers' Starters Have Shut Down Lifeless Yanks; Verlander Goes in Game 3; Starters Have a 0.94 ERA in Playoffs; ALCS - BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
DETROIT - There were times this year when Justin Verlander took the mound while his team was reeling a bit - and the righthander's presence was Detroit's best shot at snapping out of a funk. Now, the hard-throwing ace is in a different situation. Led...
Two Other Drugs Investigated; Inquiry Widens into Specialty Pharmacy in New England That Has Been Linked to Outbreak of Meningitis
NEW YORK - Two more drugs from a specialty pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak are now being investigated, U.S. health officials said, as they urged doctors to contact patients who got any kind of injection from the company. The New England Compounding...
Two Share Nobel Economics Prize; U.S. Pair Devise Formulas for Matching Organs, New Doctors, More
STOCKHOLM - Two American scholars were awarded the Nobel economics prize on Monday for studies on the matchmaking that takes place when doctors are coupled up with hospitals, students with schools and human organs with transplant recipients. The work...
U.S. Weighs Options against Killers in Libya; Some Officials Fear Reprisal Attack Could Elevate Al-Qaida's Profile in the Region
WASHINGTON - The White House has put special operations strike forces on standby and moved drones into the skies above Africa, ready to strike militant targets from Libya to Mali - if investigators can find the al-Qaida-linked group responsible for the...
What's Up - Heads Up
WHAT'S UP FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM10.16 Presidential debate viewing - Wehrenberg Theatres will host free presidential debate viewing events, starting at 7:30 p.m. today at the Des Peres 14 Cine, 12701 Manchester Road, and the St. Charles 18 Cine, 1830...
Wizards' Beal Draws Heat for Cards Tweet; BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
AFTER TWEET, THE DELUGE - Although former Chaminade prep hoops star Bradley Beal played college ball at the University of Florida and then moved onto the NBA's Washington Wizards, he still is a fan of the STL Cardinals.That allegiance got him in trouble...
World Digest
Pakistani girl arrives in Britain for treatment A Pakistani teenager who was wounded by Taliban gunmen opposed to her support of education for girls arrived in Britain on Monday for medical care and rehabilitation. Malala Yousafzai, 14, was transported...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
Who is responsible for investing money with Madoff?In the editorial "Zweifel for treasurer" (Oct. 12), Mr. Zweifel was praised for telling the public that the state's largest retirement fund had lost $3.5 million that had been invested with fraudulent...
Zumwalt South's Kim Leads in Class 2 Golf; STLHighSchoolSports.com
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - Amanda Kim knew all about the vaunted Dalhousie Golf Club."I heard how (tough) this is, so I was like 'if I shoot even, that's a good thing,'" the Fort Zumwalt South sophomore standout said. "I think shooting even here is really...
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