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Articles from December 17, 2012

49ers Outlast Pats in Sloppy Game; 49ers 41, Patriots 34 - New England Stages Huge Rally, but San Francisco Ekes out a Win
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The San Francisco 49ers turned a nearly historic collapse into a stunning victory and a playoff berth.San Francisco withstood a 28-point comeback by the New England Patriots to win 41-34 on Sunday night in the rain. Michael Crabtree took...
Amendola Returns from Foot Injury
Seeing his most extensive action in a month, wide receiver Danny Amendola returned from a foot injury Sunday and finished with six catches for 58 yards and a touchdown. He also caught a pass for a 2- point conversion in the Rams 36-22 loss to Minnesota.The...
Amendola Returns from Foot Problem; Notebook - Dahl Could Miss Remainder of Season with a Torn Biceps
Seeing his most extensive action in a month, wide receiver Danny Amendola returned from a foot injury Sunday and finished with six catches for 58 yards and a touchdown. He also caught a pass for a 2- point conversion in the Rams 36-22 loss to Minnesota.The...
Bears' Playoff Hopes Dim after Packers Wrap Up Division Title
CHICAGO Brandon Marshall was so choked up he couldn't find the right words. Then, in a flash, he bolted.The Chicago Bears are just about out the door, too.The team's fading playoff hopes took another big hit Sunday, and this time, it was their archrivals...
Boehner Sweetens Fiscal Cliff Offer
WASHINGTON Big differences remain, but there is finally movement in long-stalled talks on avoiding the fiscal cliff.House Speaker John Boehner is offering $1 trillion in higher tax revenue over 10 years in addition to an earlier offer to increase the...
Border Wars; Our View; Intense Recruiting for Out-of-State Students Is Letting Missouri Policymakers off the Funding Hook
Should it be a point of pride that more than 20 percent of the University of Missouri at Columbia's freshman class is from Illinois, and that about 35 percent of the class overall is from out of state? A decade ago the university had 318 freshmen from...
Both Sides Losing in War, Syrian Official Says
BEIRUT Syrias longtime vice president said Sunday that his regime and the rebels are both going down a losing path after 21 months of civil war, a rare admission by a top government official that President Bashar Assads victory is unlikely.The comments...
Building a Fortune Ten Bucks at a Time
My father was a believer in the adage, Behind every great fortune there is a great crime.I have come to believe it, too, although I would suggest that a great fortune can be built on a number of small crimes rather than on a single great one.The thought...
College Football: Michigan Coach Suspends Three Players for Outback Bowl
Michigan suspends three for Outback Bowl gameMichigan coach Brady Hoke has suspended cornerback J.T. Floyd, punter Will Hagerup and linebacker Brandin Hawthorne for a violation of team rules.Hoke said Sunday that the three players will not travel with...
College Football Notebook
Michigan suspends three for Outback Bowl gameMichigan coach Brady Hoke has suspended cornerback J.T. Floyd, punter Will Hagerup and linebacker Brandin Hawthorne for a violation of team rules.Hoke said Sunday that the three players will not travel with...
Conservative LDP Returns with Landslide in Japan
TOKYO Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party returned to power in a landslide election victory Sunday after three years in opposition, according to unofficial results. The vote signals a rightward shift in the government that could further heighten tension...
Cowboys Nip Steelers, Move into First-Place Tie
ARLINGTON, Texas Tony Romo has the surging Dallas Cowboys tied for first place in the NFC East.Brandon Carr intercepted a pass from Ben Roethlisberger and returned it 36 yards to the 1-yard line in overtime, and Dan Bailey's 21-yard field goal gave...
Cowboys Nip Steelers, Move into First-Place Tie; Cowboys 27, Steelers 24 (OT) - Pittsburgh Now Trails Cincinnati for Second Wild Card Spot
ARLINGTON, Texas Tony Romo has the surging Dallas Cowboys tied for first place in the NFC East.Brandon Carr intercepted a pass from Ben Roethlisberger and returned it 36 yards to the 1-yard line in overtime, and Dan Baileys 21-yard field goal gave the...
Democratic Senators Want Ban on Assault Weapons
WASHINGTON Democratic lawmakers and Independent Sen. Joseph Lieberman said Sunday that military-style assault weapons should be banned and that a national commission should be established to examine mass shootings in the United States.The proposals...
Democratsto Seek Assault Weapon Ban; They Also Recommend National Panel to Study Mass Shootings
WASHINGTON Democratic lawmakers and Independent Sen. Joseph Lieberman said Sunday that military-style assault weapons should be banned and that a national commission should be established to examine mass shootings in the United States.The proposals...
Diet Pepsi Changes Sweetener; Move Is Designed to Help Prevent Taste from Breaking Down over Time
NEW YORK Diet Pepsi is quietly changing its sweetener ahead of a major rebranding of the soft drink set for next month.The change comes as PepsiCo Inc. looks to reinvigorate its namesake brands after losing market share to Coca-Cola Co. in recent years.Cans...
Diet Pepsi Quietly Changes Sweetener
NEW YORK Diet Pepsi is quietly changing its sweetener ahead of a major rebranding of the soft drink set for next month.The change comes as PepsiCo Inc. looks to reinvigorate its namesake brands after losing market share to Coca-Cola Co. in recent years.Cans...
Digest
Oklahoma St. revs up to beat Central ArkansasLe'Bryan Nash scored 19 points, Markel Brown had 14 points and eight rebounds and No. 24 Oklahoma State overcame a slow start at home to beat Central Arkansas 91-63.The Cowboys (8-1) fell behind by 11 in the...
Education Digest
School honors its war deadST. MARYS HIGH St. Marys High School dedicated a plaque last week to the students of South Side Catholic and St. Marys High School who died in war. During an all-school Mass at St. Marys, senior students read the names of the...
Education Digest
School honors its war deadST. MARY'S HIGH St. Mary's High School dedicated a plaque last week to the students of South Side Catholic and St. Mary's High School who died in war. During an all-school Mass at St. Mary's, senior students read the names...
Eureka Disputes Claim That It's All in the Family
EUREKA Alicia Wrob didnt hesitate to reach out when her friend Sheri Clark, newly separated after 28 years of marriage, needed a place to stay last winter. To Wrob, the proposal that the single mothers share living expenses with the additional advantage...
Fairness of Egyptian Vote Is Questioned; New Constitution Appears to Be Passing amid Alleged Irregularities in Balloting Process
CAIRO Nevine Mustafa finally had enough after 10 hours of waiting to cast her no vote in Egypts referendum on a highly disputed draft constitution. She and the other women in line were convinced the judge running the polling station was deliberately stalling...
Family of Three Loses Home in Blaze
CASE 89Mrs. C and her two teenage sons lost their home and many of their belongings to a fire in April. Just prior to the fire, Mrs. C, 39, was laid off from work. Now they are living off unemployment checks, child support and food stamps. Mrs. C says...
Family of Three Lost Home in Blaze; 100 NEEDIEST CASES: HELPING THOUSANDS
CASE 89Mrs. C and her two teenage sons lost their home and many of their belongings to a fire in April. Just prior to the fire, Mrs. C, 39, was laid off from work. Now they are living off unemployment checks, child support and food stamps. Mrs. C says...
Fortunes and Crimes
My father was a believer in the adage, Behind every great fortune there is a great crime.I have come to believe it, too, although I would suggest that a great fortune can be built on a number of small crimes rather than on a single great one.The thought...
Fragile Alliance along Missouri River Cracks over Mississippi's Woes
WASHINGTON Members of a feel-good alliance that sprouted in Congress during Missouri River flooding last year promised to move beyond the decades-old water wars between north and south in the Missouri River basin.Senators said their Missouri River Working...
Friends Challenge Definition of Family
EUREKA Alicia Wrob didnt hesitate to reach out when her friend Sheri Clark, newly separated after 28 years of marriage, needed a place to stay last winter. To Wrob, the proposal that the single mothers share living expenses with the additional advantage...
Green Bay Wraps Up NFC North; Packers 21, Bears 13 - Chicago's Playoff Chances Take Another Big Hit
CHICAGO Brandon Marshall was so choked up he couldnt find the right words. Then, in a flash, he bolted.The Chicago Bears are just about out the door, too.The teams fading playoff hopes took another big hit Sunday, and this time, it was their archrivals...
Gunman Had Hundreds of Rounds of Ammunition
NEWTOWN, Conn. The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage was carrying an arsenal of hundreds of rounds of especially deadly ammunition enough to kill just about every pupil in the school if given enough time, authorities said Sunday, raising the...
Gunman Was Prepared Tokill Many More; He Had Hundreds of Rounds of Especially Deadly Ammunition
NEWTOWN, Conn. The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage was carrying an arsenal of hundreds of rounds of especially deadly ammunition enough to kill just about every pupil in the school if given enough time, authorities said Sunday, raising the...
Haith Urges Pressey to Be More Aggressive
COLUMBIA, Mo. When Mizzou coach Frank Haith considers the massive rebounding difference between the Tigers and their opponents through nine games, something just doesnt make sense.And that something is what he considers an unacceptable number of fast-break...
Hopes on 'Fiscal Cliff' Turn to Partial Solution
WASHINGTON Big differences remain, but there is finally movement in long-stalled talks on avoiding the "fiscal cliff."House Speaker John Boehner is offering $1 trillion in higher tax revenue over 10 years in addition to an earlier offer to increase the...
Illini Remain Undeafeated with 66-53 Victory over Eastern Kentucky
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. First-year Illinois coach John Groce liked his team's play much better than his outfit.Brandon Paul scored 17 points, Tracy Abrams added 13 and the No. 10 Illini pulled away late to remain unbeaten with a 66-53 victory over Eastern Kentucky...
Illinois Remains Undefeated; Illini 66, E. Kentucky 53 - Groce Matches Obscure School Mark
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. First-year Illinois coach John Groce liked his teams play much better than his outfit.Brandon Paul scored 17 points, Tracy Abrams added 13 and the No. 10 Illini pulled away late to remain unbeaten with a 66-53 victory over Eastern Kentucky...
Jackson Hits Milestone; He Is 10th NFL Player to Reach 10,000 Yards with One Team
Rams running back Steven Jackson went over the 10,000-yard career rushing mark Sunday afternoon.Unfortunately for Jackson, the outcome was what it has been for most of his nine years wearing a St. Louis uniform a loss as the Rams were beaten by Minnesota...
Jackson Reaches Big Milestone
Rams running back Steven Jackson went over the 10,000-yard career rushing mark Sunday afternoon.Unfortunately for Jackson, the outcome was what it has been for most of his nine years wearing a St. Louis uniform a loss as the Rams were beaten by Minnesota...
Japans Conservatives Regain Power
TOKYO Japans conservative Liberal Democratic Party returned to power in a landslide election victory Sunday after three years in opposition, according to unofficial results. The vote signals a rightward shift in the government that could further heighten tension...
Law & Order
JEFFERSON COUNTY > Woman is found dead The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is investigating the death of a 34-year-old woman whose body was found in the woods in Imperial on Sunday morning. Capt. Mark Tulgetske of the Major Case Squad said the...
Law & Order; Public Safety
JEFFERSON COUNTY > Woman is found dead The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is investigating the death of a 34-year-old woman whose body was found in the woods in Imperial on Sunday morning. Capt. Mark Tulgetske of the Major Case Squad said the...
Letters from Our Readers
I have been a practicing CPA for 38 years. I have a compromise that seems so simple to avoid going over the "fiscal cliff." Create an additional tax bracket of 37.3 percent that starts at incomes of $500,000 and above. Presently, the highest tax rate...
Lighter Loads for Barges Are a Temporary Fix; Stalemate in River Dispute
ST. LOUIS Towboat pilot Paul Roos steers the L.J. Sullivan as it pushes 10 partially loaded coal barges down the Mississippi River, just south of the Gateway Arch.Along the way, the Sullivan passes a sunken barge that has been exposed by the receding...
Like Cards, NL Central Teams Are Keeping Low Profile
Unlike their free-spending brethren on the Left Coast, the teams in the National League Central Division have adopted something of a low profile during the offseason. They have stuck their toes into the free-agent pool only at the shallow end, with the...
Low Water on Mississippi Causes Barge Companies to Lighten Loads
ST. LOUIS Towboat pilot Paul Roos steers the L.J. Sullivan as it pushes 10 partially loaded coal barges down the Mississippi River, just south of the Gateway Arch.Along the way, the Sullivan passes a sunken barge that has been exposed by the receding...
Moments of Silence around NFL for Shooting Victims
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The New England Patriots silenced their "End Zone Militia" on Sunday night, taking the muskets away from the Revolutionary War re-enactors who fire into the air to celebrate every score.The memory of the Connecticut school shooting...
Nation Briefs
Wounded Alabama officer improvingAuthorities said an east Alabama police officer shot and seriously wounded during a chase was improving Sunday as investigators tried to verify the identities of three people whose slayings sparked the two-county pursuit....
Nation Digest
Wounded Alabama officer improvingAuthorities said an east Alabama police officer shot and seriously wounded during a chase was improving Sunday as investigators tried to verify the identities of three people whose slayings sparked the two-county pursuit....
NFL Roundup
Washington protected its future by sitting down prized rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III on Sunday in Cleveland. That did nothing to harm its present, as rookie backup Kirk Cousins threw a pair of touchdown passes and led the Redskins to a 38-21...
NFL Roundup: Redskins Beat Browns
No RGIII, no problem: 'Skins beat BrownsWashington protected its future by sitting down prized rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III on Sunday in Cleveland. That did nothing to harm its present, as rookie backup Kirk Cousins threw a pair of touchdown...
NHL Lawsuit Assigned to Federal Judge in NY
NEW YORK The NHLs lawsuit against its players was assigned to a relatively new federal judge who is a longtime New York Yankees fan and a former federal prosecutor.The sides didnt talk Sunday, the 92nd day of a lockout that is threatening to wipe out...
NHL Suit Assigned to Judge in New York
NEW YORK The NHL's lawsuit against its players was assigned to a relatively new federal judge who is a longtime New York Yankees fan and a former federal prosecutor.The sides didn't talk Sunday, the 92nd day of a lockout that is threatening to wipe...
NLCentral Teams Keep Low Profile
Unlike their free-spending brethren on the Left Coast, the teams in the National League Central Division have adopted something of a low profile during the offseason. They have stuck their toes into the free-agent pool only at the shallow end, with the...
People
Children's choir opens 'SNL'"Saturday Night Live" made a rare departure from its comedic opening to pay tribute to the children and adults killed at a Connecticut elementary school.Not known for treating anything seriously or tenderly, the show made...
People; Entertainment
Childrens choir opens SNLSaturday Night Live made a rare departure from its comedic opening to pay tribute to the children and adults killed at a Connecticut elementary school.Not known for treating anything seriously or tenderly, the show made a fitting...
Peterson Crushes Rams with Two Runs
Adrian Peterson looked up from his Sunday afternoon against the St. Louis Rams and reflected on what he had just accomplished. The greatest back of this or maybe any other season recalled the 212- yard gash he left in a previously solid rush defense...
Peterson Turns out the Lights on Rams' Playoff Hopes
Turn out the lights, Rams Nation. It was fun while it lasted.What had been an entertaining late-season run by the Rams hit a wall big-time in a 36-22 loss to Minnesota at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams seventh defeat of the season was a case of too...
Rams Againmiss Chanceto Please Fans; Just Bad Football Is about Right
In the latest Fan Depreciation Day promotion at the Edward Jones Dome, the Rams put on the kind of appalling performance that would empty any bandwagon. In desperate need for a victory to keep their playoff pulse from flatlining, the Rams fell into the...
Rams' Performance Lets Fans Down Again
In the latest Fan Depreciation Day promotion at the Edward Jones Dome, the Rams put on the kind of appalling performance that would empty any bandwagon. In desperate need for a victory to keep their playoff pulse from flatlining, the Rams fell into the...
Recurrence Is Rare in Cases of Mono
Dear Drs. Donohue and Roach I'm a 56-year-old woman in good health. I have been diagnosed with mononucleosis. This is the second time in three years. I also had this at age 19. Can you please clarify this and why I might be prone to have this diagnosis?...
Sports Digest
Oklahoma St. revs up to beat Central ArkansasLeBryan Nash scored 19 points, Markel Brown had 14 points and eight rebounds and No. 24 Oklahoma State overcame a slow start at home to beat Central Arkansas 91-63.The Cowboys (8-1) fell behind by 11 in the...
Staffers Hailed as Heroes after Conn. Shooting
NEWTOWN, Conn. A worker who turned on the intercom, alerting others in the building that something was very wrong. A custodian who risked his life by running through the halls warning of danger. A clerk who led 18 children on their hands and knees to...
States Alliance Dissipates in Drought
WASHINGTON Members of a feel-good alliance that sprouted in Congress during Missouri River flooding last year promised to move beyond the decades-old water wars between north and south in the Missouri River basin.Senators said their Missouri River Working...
Syrian Vice President: Both Sides Losing in War
BEIRUT Syria's longtime vice president said Sunday that his regime and the rebels are both going down a losing path after 21 months of civil war, a rare admission by a top government official that President Bashar Assad's victory is unlikely.The comments...
The Heroes of Sandy Hook
NEWTOWN, Conn. A worker who turned on the intercom, alerting others in the building that something was very wrong. A custodian who risked his life by running through the halls warning of danger. A clerk who led 18 children on their hands and knees to...
TOO BIG A GAP; Vikings Take Advantage of Mistakes to Put the Rams Hopelessly Behind by Halftime
Turn out the lights, Rams Nation. It was fun while it lasted.What had been an entertaining late-season run by the Rams hit a wall big-time in a 36-22 loss to Minnesota at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams seventh defeat of the season was a case of too...
Two Carries Are Enough for Peterson
Adrian Peterson looked up from his Sunday afternoon against the St. Louis Rams and reflected on what he had just accomplished. The greatest back of this or maybe any other season recalled the 212- yard gash he left in a previously solid rush defense...
Uplands Park Police Department Is Shut Down amid Controversy
UPLANDS PARK Uplands Park police officers showed up for their Sunday shifts to find their cruisers had been towed and the stations locks changed. It was a move they had been warned of after three of five village trustees voted last week to turn over...
Uplands Park Police Station Closed amid Controversy
UPLANDS PARK Uplands Park police officers showed up for their Sunday shifts to find their cruisers had been towed and the stations locks changed. It was a move they had been warned of after three of five village trustees voted last week to turn over...
Whats Up/Heads Up
WHAT'S UP - FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM12.18 Big Muddy friends The Friends of the Big Muddy will meet at the St. Louis County Librarys Bridgeton Trails Branch, 3455 McKelvey Road, Bridgeton, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss 2013 projects in the St. Louis region....
What's Up/Heads Up
12.18Big Muddy friends The Friends of the Big Muddy will meet at the St. Louis County Library's Bridgeton Trails Branch, 3455 McKelvey Road, Bridgeton, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss 2013 projects in the St. Louis region. The organization supports the USFW...
World Briefs
Palestinian prime minister calls for boycott of Israeli productsThe Palestinian premier called on his people Sunday to boycott Israeli products, the latest step in an economic battle between Palestinians and Israelis spurred by the Palestinians' status upgrade...
World Digest
Palestinian prime minister calls for boycott of Israeli productsThe Palestinian premier called on his people Sunday to boycott Israeli products, the latest step in an economic battle between Palestinians and Israelis spurred by the Palestinians status...
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