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Articles from November 13, 2012

Amendola Says He's Bouncing Back; Rams Notebook; Receiver Got a Workout in Long, Ultimately Frustrating Game Sunday; NFL
He's moving a little gingerly, looks less than tip-top. But there will be no need to the check active list, he's ready and willing. The few, the proud, the Danny. Diminutive receiver Danny Amendola showed some wear but seemed no worse for it at Rams...
Barnes, Chamber Chorus Shine in Saluting Veterans; Concert Review; A Cappella Choir Displays Versatility
Philip Barnes keeps raising the bar. For Sunday afternoon's concert at Christ Church Cathedral, Barnes, artistic director of the St. Louis Chamber Chorus, assembled yet another program of challenging, surprising and artistically satisfying music for...
Billikens Are Back in NCAA Tournament; SLU Is a No. 8 Seed and Has a First-Round Bye; SIUE Team Is Left out of the Field; College Soccer
To the St. Louis U. soccer team, it seems like they're back to where they always should be, in the NCAA Tournament, with a strong seed and a feeling of confidence. The Billikens learned Monday afternoon they were a No. 8 seed in the 48-team NCAA field...
Boom in International Students Boosts Bottom Line for Colleges
Facing year after year of funding cuts, college campuses in Missouri, Illinois and around the nation are increasingly opening their doors to international students to help balance their books.And with an unrelenting Chinese demand for college degrees,...
Business Digest
Black Friday sales creep up more * If you want to hit the Black Friday doorbuster sales this year, you better finish that Thanksgiving dinner early. Black Friday is once again creeping further into Thanksgiving Day. Target has announced it will open...
California Launches ' Cap and Trade' for Carbon; Goal Is to Limit Greenhouse Gas Pollution, Encourage Investment in Clean Technologies; Industries Want Plan Delayed
SAN FRANCISCO * California's largest greenhouse gas emitters will begin buying permits in a landmark "cap-and-trade" system designed to control emissions of heat-trapping gases and to spur investment in clean technologies. The program is the most wide-ranging...
College Basketball Roundup
Indiana posts sluggish win to go to 2-0Cody Zeller kept No. 1 Indiana in control throughout the first half Monday night.Remy Abell gave the Hoosiers the other big scorer they needed in the second half and it came just in time for the Hoosiers to fend off...
Congress Returns Today to Challenge of Budget Impasse; Republicans Appear Ready to Stand Firm against Raising Taxes on the Wealthy
WASHINGTON * Congress returns today to a crowded agenda of unfinished business overshadowed by the urgent need for President Barack Obama and lawmakers to avert the economic double hit of tax increases and automatic spending cuts. One week after the...
Deficit Talks Will Test Republicans' Focus; Fight over Tax Rates May Lead to Other Ways to Avoid 'Fiscal Cliff.'
WASHINGTON * Republican leaders say the government can raise tax "revenues" without raising tax "rates." But they have yet to detail how they would pursue it. The distinction might mean little to Americans who end up with larger tax bills even if their...
Departing De Soto Superintendent Gets $208,000 Severance Package
DE SOTO The school district here will pay about $208,000 as part of a settlement agreement with its departing superintendent who had been on paid leave since the spring. The agreement gives $193,510, or 13 months' salary, to Andy Jay Arbeitman, according...
DIGEST; Indiana Posts Sluggish Win to Go to 2-0
Cody Zeller kept No. 1 Indiana in control throughout the first half Monday night. Remy Abell gave the Hoosiers the other big scorer they needed in the second half and it came just in time for the Hoosiers to fend off pesky North Dakota State 87-61....
Farewell to Faurot Will Bring Tears, Cheers; Mizzou Staff Wants Seniors to Go out with a Victory; College Football
COLUMBIA, Mo. * In the big picture, the most crucial implication to 5-5 Mizzou's game Saturday against Syracuse is securing a victory to become bowl eligible for an eighth straight season."We don't want to be the one team in the last eight years to not have...
FAREWELL TO FAUROT WILL BRING TEARS, CHEERS; Mizzou Sta Wants Seniors to Go out with a Victory
COLUMBIA, MO. In the big picture, the most crucial implication to 5-5 Mizzou's game Saturday against Syracuse is securing a victory to become bowl eligible for an eighth straight season. "We don't want to be the one team in the last eight years to not have...
Fisher Doing Right Thing with Benchings; Jenkins, Givens Forced to Learn Lesson That Many Athletes Don't; NFL
When you treat professional athletes like grown men, there's an expectation for them to actually behave like adults. That's always been Jeff Fisher's way of doing business as a football coach. As a former player, he understands what rules make sense...
Gordon Is Fined over Wreck; Driver Also Loses 25 Points in Standings for Taking Bowyer out; Motor Sports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. o Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon avoided suspension Monday when NASCAR instead fined him $100,000 and docked him 25 points for intentionally wrecking Clint Bowyer at Phoenix International Raceway. Gordon also was placed on probation...
Group Aims to Get Sexual Orientation Bias Ban on Missouri Ballot
JEFFERSON CITY A new group in Missouri could soon start circulating petitions for a ballot measure that would make it illegal to discriminate against gays and lesbians in Missouri. Aaron Malin, executive director of Missourians for Equality, said the...
Hall of Fame Class Celebrates Honor, Laments Lockout; Three of the Four, Including Ex-Blue Adam Oates, Were Affected by the 2004-05 Work Stoppage; NHL
TORONTO * There is something missing from Joe Sakic's new plaque at the Hockey Hall of Fame - and it's not because the printer made a mistake.Among the list of his many achievements is no mention of his 21st NHL season, the one that was never played...
Hennessy Runs St. Mary's to Semifinals; Senior QB Had 105 Rushing Yards vs. Hillsboro Last Week and Is Nearing 1,000 for the Season; High School Sports
The St. Mary's Dragons, who live and die with their ground game, got downright pass happy for them, that is late in the first half of their Class 4 quarterfinal game Saturday against Hillsboro. Quarterback Kevin Hennessy took to the air four times...
Hostess Closes Plant; Company Is Involved in Labor Dispute; 365 Here Lose Jobs
Hostess Brands permanently closed three bakeries Monday, including a plant in St. Louis where 365 jobs were cut, in response to a bakers' union strike that started Friday. The bankrupt maker of Twinkies and Wonder bread said it's trying to avert liquidating...
Illinois Uses Big Run to Shake off St. Francis; Illinois 89, St. Francis 64; Griffey Paces the Illini with 17 Points in Victory at Home; College Basketball
CHAMPAIGN, ILL.* The chants of "Ty-ler Grif-fey!" echoed from Illinois' Orange Krush student section on Monday night.It's something the senior hadn't heard much in a sometimes frustrating career at Illinois.But he earned it Monday, leading the Illini...
Israel Takes Fire from Syria, Gaza
Smoke rises after shells fired by the Syrian army explode in the Syrian village of Bariqa on Monday . An Israeli tank fired shells into Syria, scoring a direct hit, officials said.JERUSALEM Israels military engaged on two fronts Monday, exchanging fire...
J.C. Penney Stock Plummets 13 Percent; Investors Fret over Pricing Strategy as Shares Fall to Lowest Level since March 2009; Business
NEW YORK * J.C. Penney Co. executives may be confident in the department-store chain's everyday low pricing strategy, but its investors are panicking. The company's stock fell more than 13 percent on Monday the biggest percentage decline by far among...
Latin American Leaders Worry about Legalized Pot in U.S; Four Nations Indicate Votes May Hamper Interdiction Efforts
MEXICO CITY * A group of Latin American leaders declared Monday that votes by two U.S. states to legalize marijuana have important implications for efforts to quash drug smuggling, offering the first government reaction from a region increasingly frustrated...
Law & Order
GRANITE CITY > Juveniles held in murder * Four juveniles were in custody pending charges in the shooting death of Charles A. Weiss, 54, in an apparent robbery here last week, police said Monday. Major Jeff Connor said they were arrested late Saturday...
Leonard Burst; Former St. Louis Alderman Sought 30 Years Ago to Reduce Number of City Wards
Leonard Burst, a former St. Louis alderman who died last week at age 84, was a leading proponent of reducing the size of the Board of Aldermen. In 1981, he called for a citywide vote to cut the number of wards. But as a Republican in St. Louis, he lacked...
McCartney Is Masterful, Magical at Scottrade; Concert Review; Beatles Legend, 70, Serves Up 3 Hours, Long Encore
Some things never get old, particularly when it comes to Paul McCartney. Songs such as "Yesterday," "Let It Be" and "Hey Jude" resonated loudly at a sold-out Scottrade Center Sunday night as part of his "On the Run" tour. In his first St. Louis appearance...
Nation Digest
UPS Foundation cuts off Boy ScoutsThe philanthropic arm of shipping giant UPS said it will no longer give money to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group discriminates against gays, the second major corporation to recently strip funding from...
Natoli, Carmelo J. It Is with Great Sorrow That the Natoli Family Announces the Passing of Carmelo Joseph Natoli. Carm as He Was Known to Family and Friends Passed Away Peacefully on November 8
Natoli, Carmelo J. It is with great sorrow that the Natoli family announces the passing of Carmelo Joseph Natoli. Carm as he was known to family and friends passed away peacefully on November 8, 2012. He was born to the late Rocco Sr. and Frances Natoli,...
NBA Roundup
Rondo extends assists streakRajon Rondo had 20 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 101-95 win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. He extended his streak of consecutive games with 10 or more assists to 31, the longest...
NBA ROUNDUP: Rondo Extends Assists Streak
Rondo extends assists streakRajon Rondo had 20 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 101-95 win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. Rondo took advantage of Bulls point guard Nate Robinson for three quarters, helping...
New IRA Faction Claims Killing of Guard in Northern Ireland; Group Says Attack Avenges Poor Treatment of Prisoners; Old IRA Political Wing Condemns New Group and the Slaying
DUBLIN * A new Irish Republican Army faction in Northern Ireland claimed responsibility Monday for its first killing and defended the bloodshed as a necessary act of vengeance. The group, a merger of factions that brands itself as simply the IRA, said...
New LED Bulbs Match 100 Watts for Brightness
NEW YORK * Sorry to see 100-watt bulbs disappear from stores because they were energy hogs? You can now get LED bulbs that roughly match the 100-watters for size and brightness, but use far less energy. Until recently, your only alternative was a compact...
NFL NOTEBOOK: Concussions Taking a Big Toll among QBs
Concussions taking a big toll among QBsNext week's big, nationally televised "Monday Night Football" showcase could feature a quarterback matchup of journeyman Jason Campbell of the Bears vs. untested Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers. Not exactly the creme...
Ousting Secret Money in Missouri Politics; Anonymous Donors; Nonprofits Formed Just before Election Allow Big Donations with No Transparency
Missouri's campaign finance laws were recently reformed to put an end to the secret funding of political campaigns. In place of laws filled with loopholes allowing donors to contribute unlimited amounts by washing money through different political committees,...
People
Damages cut in case against 'Girls Gone Wild' founderA judge has cut by more than half the $40 million jury verdict that casino mogul Steve Wynn was recently awarded against "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne...
Rams See Progress but Have Work to Do; Several Mistakes Were Costly in Tie against the 49ers despite Offense's Better Performance; NFL
In the two weeks since the Rams' 45-7 thrashing against New England, coach Jeff Fisher said the team emphasized scoring touchdowns, creating takeaways and improving third-down efficiency (on both sides of the ball). In Sunday's 24-24 tie with San Francisco,...
Roethlisberger Is Injured as Pittsburgh Defeats KC; Steelers 16, Chiefs 13; Kansas City Sends Game into Overtime Only to Lose after Cassel Interception; NFL
PITTSBURGH * Their franchise quarterback on his way to the hospital, the momentum firmly on the other side of the field after a stunning last-minute rally by one the NFL's worst teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers appeared lost.Then linebacker Lawrence Timmons...
Roethlisberger Is Injured in Pittsburgh Win over KC; Steelers 16, Chiefs 13; Kansas City Sends Game into Overtime Only to Lose after Cassel Interception; NFL
PITTSBURGH * The Pittsburgh Steelers escaped with a victory. The health of their franchise quarterback is another matter entirely. The Steelers edged the woeful m Kansas City Chiefs 16-13 overtime on Monday night but lost Ben Roethlisberger for most...
Rookie Honors Go to Trout, Harper
NEW YORK Anaheim's Mike Trout and Washington's Bryce Harper were teammates on the Scottsdale Scorpions last fall. The outfielders arrived in the major leagues on the same April day this year, both played in the All-Star game and they won Rookie of the...
Single Father and Single Mother Struggle with Life's Challenges; 100 NEEDIEST CASES 6-7: HELPING THOUSANDS
CASE 6 Mr. C is a hardworking single dad to a 18-year-old son, R. Mr. C has had stomach surgery and has lost two fingers because of diabetes. Because of this, he has missed work, fallen behind on his bills, and now faces huge hospital payments. Mr. C,...
Skinner, Richard L. Dick Passed Away
Skinner, Richard L. Dick Passed away, Friday, November 9, 2012. Beloved husband for 44 years of the late Lois P. Skinner (nee Peters); dear father of Susan Skinner & Richard Rick Skinner; loving son of the late Watson & Mina Skinner; dear brother of...
Slaten Is Ousted at KFNS after Remarks about Blacks; He Accused African-Americans of Being Bigoted in Voting
The afternoon drive-time show hosted by outspoken sports-talk radio host Kevin Slaten has been dumped by KFNS (590 AM) following racially oriented comments he made on the air last week, station general manager Katy Pavelonis said Monday. "Thursday's...
Slaten Is Ousted at KFNS after Remarks about Blacks; He Accused African-Americans of Being Bigoted in Voting
The afternoon drive-time show hosted by outspoken sports-talk radio host Kevin Slaten has been dumped by KFNS (590 AM) following racially oriented comments he made on the air last week, station general manager Katy Pavelonis said Monday."Thursday's broadcast...
Sports Digest
Illini's Beckman may tinker with offenseIllinois coach Tim Beckman let his frustration over his offense's inability to get even a yard or two when it needs them show after Saturday's loss to Minnesota, and on Monday said he may make changes.The Gophers...
Stealthy and Sleazy; Our View; A Last-Ditch Attempt to Derail Financial Reform
With attention in Washington, D.C., divided between election post- mortems and the looming financial catastrophe that is the "fiscal cliff," a truly awful piece of legislation might well sneak through the 112th Congress before it adjourns at year's end.The...
St. Louis Keeps MVC Tourney; NCAA Rounds Return to Scottrade in 2014
The Missouri Valley Conference announced on Monday that it had been chosen to host second-and third-round games in the 2014 NCAA basketball tournament, and it's no small thing to be part of one of America's most-watched sporting events. But the bigger...
Tigers Are Happy to Recall Thrill of Win over Tennessee; Notebook; at Least One Player Couldn't Watch Winning Kick; College Football
CO LUMBIA , MO. * Before Mizzou's game Saturday at Tennessee, junior linebacker Andrew Wilson was perusing notes about the matchup and came across the fact Mizzou and Tennessee were tied for the most overtime wins (10) in FBS history. "Wouldn't it be...
Trout, Harper Win in Voting for Top Rookies; Baseball
NEW YORK * Anaheim's Mike Trout and Washington's Bryce Harper were teammates on the Scottsdale Scorpions last fall. The outfielders arrived in the major leagues on the same April day this year, both played in the All-Star game and they won Rookie of...
Two from Chaminade, One from CBC Picked for Soccer All-American Game; High School Sports
Three area players have been selected to play for the West team in the second annual High School Soccer All-American Game on Dec. 8 in Birmingham, Ala. CBC's Xhovani Dokaj will join Chaminade's Jason Pesek and Curt Shillingsford on the West squad. Mike...
What's Up; Heads Up
WHAT'S UP * FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM11.13 Novelist to speak * Best-selling author Richard Paul Evans will discuss and sign copies of his new holiday novel "A Winter Dream" at 7 p.m. today at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 South Lindbergh...
When 'Moment Is Right,' Deal Will Be Fast, NHL Union Says; the Sides, However, Are Still Far Apart on Contractual Issues regarding Length, Arbitration and Free Agency
TORONTO * A new NHL labor deal might not be as far off as it seems. Steve Fehr, special counsel to the NHL Players' Association, believes the collective bargaining agreement can be wrapped up in a hurry once the sides make a breakthrough in negotiations....
Your Views; Letters from Our Readers
City-controlled police force must not permit cronyismPoliticians in St. Louis must surely be joyful! After 150 years of kowtowing to politicians from Bubba Land (outstate Missouri), the city will soon have control of its very own police department. Thank you...

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