St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 26, 2013

12 Arrested in Protest at Coal Company
ST. LOUIS Twelve protesters were arrested Friday outside Peabody Energy headquarters downtown during a demonstration against climate change, coal in general and a strip mine on a Navajo reservation.Local environmentalists joined with a delegation of...
$3 Million Gift from McDonnells Gives Muny a Safety Net
A $3 million donation to the Muny from JSM Charitable Trust will act as an umbrella in a rainout, said Dennis Reagan, president and CEO of the outdoor theater in Forest Park.On Friday, James S. McDonnell III and his wife, Elizabeth Hall McDonnell, announced...
Abortion Foes Mark Court Loss
WASHINGTON Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators marched through Washington to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to protest the landmark decision that legalized abortion.The annual event took on added significance for many in the crowd because...
Belleville E. Beats Edwardsville Again
BELLEVILLE For Belleville East, the immediate goal was Southwestern Conference supremacy. On a larger scale, its game with visiting Edwardsville was for bragging rights as the best team in the Metro East area. Still larger, was the case for being the...
Business Digest
Ameren Illinois seeks rate hike Ameren Illinois is seeking to boost natural gas delivery rates by $50 million to offset rising costs and recover infrastructure investments. If approved, a typical residential customer using 785 therms of natural gas...
Cargo Hub Credits Return
They have tried and tried but not succeeded. And so they are trying again.Supporters of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport are heading back to Jefferson City for yet another attempt to boost international cargo flights here. Now a bill to create...
City Police Recommend Firing Officer Accused of Beating Handcuffed Man
ST. LOUIS The Internal Affairs Division of the St. Louis police has recommended that a veteran officer be fired for his conduct during an alleged assault of a handcuffed man at a casino.But prosecutors are not filing criminal charges against the officer,...
Court Says Obama Absentee Appointments Violated Law
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate last year to appoint three members of the National Labor Relations Board, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a decision that could severely limit a chief executives...
Digest
Sandusky suitscould be settled soonPenn States negotiator for civil claims involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said Friday the school has been in talks with 28 people and settlement discussions with some claimants soon could produce...
Digest
Gatorade to remove ingredientPepsiCo Inc. is removing a controversial ingredient from its Gatorade sports drink in response to customer complaints.Molly Carter, a spokeswoman for the company, said Friday that the removal of brominated vegetable oil was...
Ex-Boyfriend Is Held in Killing; of Nurse, the Mother of His Son
ST. LOUIS Prosecutors were considering Friday whether to file charges against a man held on suspicion of first-degree murder in the killing of his ex-girlfriend, who was the mother of his 2-year- old son.Her boyfriend was critically wounded in the incident...
Extremists Destroy Bridge in Mali near Border with Niger
SEVARE, Mali Islamic extremists based in the Malian town of Ansongo have destroyed a bridge near the Niger border, officials said on Friday, marking the first use of explosives by the insurgents since the start of a French-led military intervention...
Lager Heads
From the Post-Dispatchs beer industry blog. STLtoday.com/ lagerheadsMakeover for iconic signThe Budweiser sign at Anheuser-Buschs St. Louis brewery will come down Monday for a high-tech makeover that will ultimately make the sign shine more brightly.On...
Letters to the Editor, Jan. 26
Solve nations paralysis with a constitutionalconventionThe cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney in 1793. It was a great idea for its time and served our country well. Our Constitution was created six years earlier in 1787. It was a great idea for its...
Man Fatally Shot after Funeral Gathering
ST. LOUIS Four men coming from a repast to honor a slain friend were shot, one fatally, when their car was raked by gunfire late Friday afternoon from another vehicle, near Riverview Boulevard and West Florissant Avenue.Relatives who gathered at police...
Man Is Convicted in Fatal Beating of 2-Year-Old Son
ST. LOUIS Amanda Newmans last interaction with her smiling, happy-go-lucky son was on Christmas day 2010.As she dropped 2-year-old Kyle Lucy off at his fathers house for a couple days stay, He was fine. He was perfect, she said on a court witness stand...
Mayoral Finance Reports Show Reed Trailing Slay
ST. LOUIS Mayor Francis Slay raised more than $100,000 in the first nineteen days of January and spent almost $1 million in preparation for the final weeks of his re-election bid against Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed.Reed raised $39,731 since...
Mizzou Seeking Offensive Groove against Vandy
As 22nd-ranked Mizzou gropes for stability amid three losses in its last seven games with a depleted lineup, as the Tigers seek a springboard into the most meaningful parts of the season, coach Frank Haith isnt as concerned with where his team resides...
Murray Seeks Next Step for Another Major Title
MELBOURNE, Australia Andy Murray was sucking in deep breaths, trying to recover from his exhausting win over Roger Federer. Pain was very much on his mind.The U.S. Open champion defeated Federer 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 in a four-hour Australian...
Musials Mass Starts at 11 A.M., Followed by Procession to Stadium
ST. LOUIS Cardinals great Stan Musial was remembered today as a "friend to thousands and thousands of people" not just in this country but throughout the world.But it was St. Louis that he called home."Many believe St. Louis is a special place for baseball....
Nations Gun Laws Vary Widely from State to State
WASHINGTON Military-style assault weapons, gangster-style Tommy guns, World War II-era bazookas and even sawed-off shotguns somewhere in the U.S., there is a legal avenue to get each of those firearms and more.This is thanks to the maze of gun statutes...
NHL Roundup
Ilya Kovalchuk scored 4:39 into overtime as New Jersey beat winless Washington 3-2 Friday night. Kovalchuk took a pass from defenseman Marek Zidlicky low in the left circle and beat goaltender Michal Neuvirth. Stephen Gionta and Patrik Elias also scored...
Obama Picks Trusted Aide as Chief of Staff
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama announced Friday that his new chief of staff is longtime trusted aide Denis McDonough, whom the president described as a close friend unafraid to deliver straight talk.McDonough has been a longtime foreign policy adviser...
One Cardinal Remembers Another; Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Stan Musials Love of Baseball and the Catholic Church; STAN MUSIAL (6) 1920-2013
A little over a decade ago, St. Louis auxiliary Bishop Timothy Dolan welcomed a priest from Baltimore traveling here on business. As the two drove to lunch, they began talking baseball.Both were fans of the games history. The priest mentioned his admiration...
Record Number of Syrian Refugees Seek Cover in Jordan
Beirut The United Nations said a record number of Syrians streamed into Jordan this month, doubling the population of the kingdoms already-cramped refugee camp to 65,000. More than 30,000 people arrived in Zaatari in January 6,000 in the past two days alone,...
Rocker Chuck Berry Gets Lifetime Award
CHUCK B. LAUDED Reelin and rockin was the aim of party-throwers Monday night, as the STL Arts & Education Council gave Chuck Berry a lifetime achievement award.The 86-year-old Berry told the audience at the Chase Park Plaza, It is beyond my wildest...
ROTC Cadets Debate New Policy That Allows Women in Combat
James West leaned forward in his chair Friday as he considered the Pentagons decision to lift the ban on women serving in front line combat.He and his classmates at Cleveland Junior Naval Academy debated whether women in combat roles could introduce...
Roundup
Hawks rally from 27-point deficit to beat Celtics in 2OTKyle Korver scored 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a 27- point deficit in the first half to beat Boston 123-111 in double- overtime Friday, handing the Celtics their sixth straight loss.Wizards...
Shattenkirks; Soul-Searching; Brings Changes
When the Blues were swept from the playoffs by the Los Angles Kings last May, Kevin Shattenkirk did some soul-searching. And to help him find the way, he had lunch with Blues senior adviser Al MacInnis. By the time the elder and the younger had finished...
SLUs Barnett; Making His Mark; with Rebounding
OLEAN, N.Y. As a freshman at Toledo, Jake Barnett made 37 percent of his 3-point tries, and when he transferred to St. Louis U. after that season, that was where he was expected to make his mark with the Billikens.Its turned out that was the wrong number...
S&P 500 Climbs Back over 1,500
NEW YORK The Standard & Poors 500 index closed above 1,500 on Friday for the first time since the start of the Great Recession in 2007, lifted by strong earnings from Procter & Gamble and Starbucks.The S&P 500 rose 8.14 points to 1,502.96. It was the...
State Education Official Quits in Wake of Lawsuits
The president of the Missouri State Board of Education resigned Friday afternoon after accusations of sexual misconduct as a pastor at a church in Kansas City. The Rev. Stan Archie wrote in his letter of resignation that he was leaving the board because...
St Louis Teenager Is Sentenced in Knockout Game
ST. LOUIS A teenager who admitted to robbing a 73-year-old man who was struck unconscious as part of a so-called knockout game was sentenced Friday to five years in prison.Edduar Reyes, 18, of Taft Street in St. Louis, will get credit for the 16 months...
This Time around, De Smet Knocks off Top-Seeded Hawks
TOWN AND COUNTRY The De Smet basketball team was ready for its rematch with Hazelwood Central. The Hawks defeated the Spartans by eight in the semifinals of the Meramec Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament back on Dec. 29. But De Smet earned some...
US Bank Will Add 260 Jobs<br />in Earth City
US Bank is planning to add 260 jobs at a mortgage-servicing unit in Earth City.The bank, based in Minneapolis, says its continuing to see strong growth in both refinancing and home purchases and is adding a second office near its Earth City facility...
Wells Has; Another; Operation; on Knee
Rams center Scott Wells had knee surgery earlier this month, an arthroscopic procedure to repair torn cartilage.Wells suffered the injury in his first practice back with the Rams after returning in November from foot surgery. Wells, a Pro Bowler a year...
Widespread Protests Leave 7 Dead in Egypt
CAIRO Violence erupted across Egypt on Friday as tens of thousands took to the streets to deliver an angry backlash against President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood, demanding regime change on the second anniversary of the revolution that toppled...
Woods Alone in Lead after 36
Tiger Woods made it look easy on a dreary day at Torrey Pines in San Diego and wound up in a place he hasnt been in five years.He had the 36-hole lead by himself at one of his favorite PGA Tour stops.Woods didnt miss a shot Friday during a four-hole...

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