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Articles from March 5, 2013

48 Syrian Soldiers Killed in Iraq Ambush
BAGHDAD Dozens of Syrian soldiers who had crossed into Iraq for refuge were ambushed Monday with bombs, gunfire and rocket- propelled grenades in an attack that killed 48 of them and heightened concerns that the country could be drawn into Syrias civil...
Agency Gives $20,000 Grants to Keep Artists in St. Louis
St. Louis is miles away from the galleries of New York, art shows of Miami and big-money collectors of Los Angeles.But the rent is cheap and the community tight, so many artists stay.The Regional Arts Commission wants to give artists another reason to...
Anderson Trumpets Mizzou Tenure as He Returns
COLUMBIA, Mo.Mike Anderson enjoyed a substantial, even pivotal, tenure as mens basketball coach at Mizzou, where he quelled the lingering chaos of the Quin Snyder era and revived the program with 77 wins, including an Elite Eight run, in his last three...
AP Poll - USA Today Poll (Men's College Basketball)
AP POLL team w-l pts prv1. Gonzaga (51) 29-2 1,607 22. Indiana (7) 25-4 1,517 13. Duke (5) 25-4 1,471 34. Kansas 25-4 1,433 65. Georgetown (2) 23-4 1,384 76. Miami 23-5 1,245 57. Michigan 24-5 1,240 48. Louisville 24-5 1,217 109. Kansas State 24-5 1,040...
Baseball Notebook: Yankees GM Breaks Leg
Yanks GM breaks legNew York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman broke his right leg and dislocated his ankle Monday while skydiving near Miami.Cashman was hurt on his second jump with the U.S. Army Golden Knights during a fund raiser for the Wounded...
BASKETBALL IN HIS BLOOD; Zumwalt North's Chaz Glotta Leads the Area in Scoring as the Playoffs Begin
Madeline Rosenboom thought she had found the cure to her grandsons obsession with basketball when she bought him a Tickle Me Elmo for his third birthday.Her grandson, Chaz Glotta, loved the gift.So, I open it up and I get all excited and everything,...
Bokern, Mary Joyce January 9
Bokern, Mary JoyceJanuary 9, 1930 March 1, 2013 Mary Joyce Bokern, 83, the wife of Robert F. Bokern, died March 1 at Little Company of Mary Hospital, San Pedro, CA. Born in St. Louis, MO., on Jan. 9, 1930, she was the daughter of Alice and Paul Newell...
Burwell: Is Mizzou Starting to Peak?
Tonight at Mizzou Arena ought to be one of those rare nights in college sports that the basketball gods often dream of but seldom pull off with such delicious execution. There are so many fascinating stories in play that should turn this Missouri-Arkansas basketball...
Business Digest
SSM buys Mexico, Mo., hospital SSM Health Care has signed an agreement with Audrain Medical Center of Mexico, Mo., under which SSM will own and operate the 88-bed acute care hospital and its nine MedChoice rural clinics. The agreement, signed last Thursday,...
Calif. Woman Dies after Nurse Refuses to Do CPR
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. Police on Monday were investigating whether there was any criminal wrongdoing in the handling of a health emergency at an independent living facility where a woman died after a nurse refused to provide CPR.An official at Glenwood...
Cardinals Seek Answers on Vatican Dysfunction
VATICAN CITY Cardinals said Monday they want to talk to Vatican managers about allegations of corruption and cronyism within the top levels of the Roman Catholic Church before they elect the next pope, evidence that a scandal over leaked papal documents...
College Basketball Roundup
Irish women beat UConn in triple OTSkylar Diggins scored 29 points, had 11 rebounds and sparked a decisive run in the third overtime as No. 2 Notre Dame beat third- ranked Connecticut 96-87 Monday night to win the Big East Conference regular-season title...
Editorial: Missouri's Old Gun-Permit Law Was Such a Hassle -- for Criminals
Missouri should be ground zero in the debate over stricter background checks for gun purposes.Thats what Johns Hopkins University researcher Daniel Webster told a U.S. Senate subcommittee last month during compelling testimony that debunked most of the...
Edwardsville Nips O'Fallon at Game's End; Edwardsville 3, O'Fallon 2; A Penalty Shot with :16 Left Gives the Tigers Title Again
EAST ALTON Its two titles in a row for the Edwardsville hockey team.Jon Weisners penalty shot goal with 16 seconds remaining in the third period lifted defending champion Edwardsville to a 3-2 win over OFallon in Game 2 of the best-of-three MVCHA Class...
Express Scripts Report Shows Spending on Traditional Medicines Fell in 2012
For the first time in more than 20 years, there was a decrease last year in U.S. spending on traditional prescription drugs.According to new data released by Express Scripts Holding Co., the countrys largest pharmacy benefit manager, total spending on traditional...
Flacco Officially Becomes Top Money Man in NFL
OWINGS MILLS, Md. Joe Flacco knows his stature as the highest- paid player in NFL history may not last for long, and hes OK with it.What matters most to the Super Bowl MVP is that the Baltimore Ravens were willing to pay him that kind of money in the...
Furcal to Get Second Opinion
JUPITER, Fla. The next time the Cardinals take the field, Rafael Furcal wont be with them.After an off-day today, the Cardinals will resume Grapefruit League play Wednesday, but Furcal will be getting a second opinion on his ailing right elbow that...
Golden Goal Lifts Sluh to First Title; SLUH 2, CBC 1 (OT); Lordo Nets Game-Winner
ST. LOUIS While some might have thought of it as mission impossible, what the St, Louis University High hockey team did in the 42nd annual Challenge Cup championship at Scottrade Center on Monday was actually more of a mission accomplished.In spite...
Guilty Verdicts on All Counts in Steak 'N Shake Double Murder
CLAYTON A judge ruled Monday that Oundre T. Akins is guilty of all charges including two counts of first-degree murder in a double slaying at a south St. Louis County Steak n Shake.Akins, 23, also was convicted of first-degree robbery and three counts...
Hingis to Enter International Tennis Hall of Fame
NEW YORK Five-time Grand Slam singles champion Martina Hingis leads the 2013 class for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.The other new members of the Hall announced Monday are Cliff Drysdale, Charlie Pasarell and Ion Tiriac. Australian player Thelma Coyne...
Interim Dean of SLU Law School Says He Will Step Down
ST. LOUIS St. Louis Universitys interim law school dean is stepping down, saying he made politically incorrect statements to faculty and was not a good fit for the position.Tom Keefe, who took over the temporary post in August, said his inappropriate...
Jury Sides with Ralcorp in Tortilla Chip Lawsuit
Ralcorp found a way to make a bowl-shaped tortilla chip that didnt infringe on a patent held by snack food giant Frito-Lay, a jury in Texas has decided.Typically, snack food wars are waged on retail shelves. But the rivalry between the snack makers escalated...
Lambert Takes Up Parking Rate Hike Again
The minimum price to park in the two primary garages at Lambert- St. Louis International Airport is set to double next month.The St. Louis Airport Commission this week is expected to increase the rate to park for the first two hours or any fraction of...
Lawmakers Push Bill to Curb Welfare Fraud
JEFFERSON CITY Some Missouri lawmakers want to block welfare recipients from using their benefits at liquor stores, casinos, strip clubs and athletic events.A Senate committee held a hearing Monday on a bill that would tighten restrictions on the use...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS Jet lands safely after scare A Learjet with landing gear trouble made an emergency landing at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport about 1:30 p.m. Monday. The pilot of the small plane, which had been on its way from Wooster, Ohio, to St....
Leadership Shake-Up at Save-A-Lot and Shop 'N Save
Just a month into his tenure, the new chief executive of Supervalu is shaking up top management at the company, including naming new leaders for Earth City-based Save-A-Lot and Kirkwood- based Shop n Save.Eric Hymas, senior vice president of merchandising...
Letters to the Editor, March 5
Sequester aims at high-profile targets, not wasteful programsAm I the only one who finds the sequester situation funny? With all of President Obamas gloom and doom, the programs scheduled to be cut 2.5 percent have actually increased 17 percent over...
LockerDome Raises the Funding Bar for St. Louis Startups
If there was a ceiling on the amount of money people thought a technology startup could raise in St. Louis, LockerDome just broke through it.The sports social media company announced Monday that it had raised $6 million from investors, led by a new St....
Lynn Works on Sinkers While Wacha Continues Rise; CARDINALS NOTEBOOK
JUPITER, Fla. Cardinals righty Lance Lynn used his second start of spring to force-feed the Minnesota Twins his sinking fastball. Michael Wacha used his third appearance of spring to earn a fourth in the ever-expanding look the Cardinals continue to...
Man Who Shot at St. Louis Police Gets More Prison Time
ST. LOUIS A man who received a four-year prison sentence for firing a semi-automatic rifle at two St. Louis police officers has received more time because it was considered a violation of his probation on an earlier offense pleasing officials who decried...
Marvin Cummins Dies; Led Fight to Keep Wash U Sociology Department
Marvin Cummins, who died last week at age 77, was the last chairman of the sociology department at Washington University. He helped lead the unsuccessful fight to keep the university from abolishing it.Beginning in the 1960s with protests against the...
MVC Toughens Schedule Requirements
After establishing itself as a league worthy of multiple NCAA Tournament berths during a nine-year stretch from 1999-2007, the Missouri Valley Conference slipped into a rut: Four years with one representative. In search of answers, the MVC upgraded...
Nation Briefs
White House rebuffs North KoreaThe White House says North Koreas government should be focused on the well-being of its citizens, not on celebrity sporting events to entertain the countrys elite.White House spokesman Jay Carney made the comments in response...
NBA Roundup
ROUNDUPHeat win 15th straightDwyane Wade had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, LeBron James shrugged off a sore left knee to score 20 points and grab 10 rebounds, and the Miami Heat earned their franchise-record 15th straight victory with a 97-81...
NHL Roundup
ROUNDUPKadri helps Leafs over DevilsNazem Kadri had a goal and an assist Monday as Toronto beat New Jersey 4-2. Clarke MacArthur, Jay McClement and Phil Kessel scored in the third period for the Maple Leafs. Marek Zidlicky scored twice for the Devils.Penguins...
Obama Nominates 3 to Cabinet-Level Posts
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama signaled his willingness to tackle climate change with his pick of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, one of three major appointments he announced Monday.A 25-year veteran of environmental policy...
Proposed Missouri Law Aimed at Saving Lives after Drug Overdoses
ST. LOUIS David Gears used heroin and, while he still could, asked two acquaintances to take him to a hospital. They refused, fearing prosecution for getting high themselves, according to a police report.Instead, the pair told police, they put Gears...
Republicans Unveil Government Funding Measure
WASHINGTON Republicans controlling the House moved Monday to give the Pentagon more money for military readiness while easing the pain felt by such agencies as the FBI and the Border Patrol from the across-the-board spending cuts that are just starting...
Rockwood School Board Member Resigns
Rockwood School District board member Steve Smith resigned late Sunday, less than a week after a state audit concluded he should not have voted on projects that helped the construction company that employed him.Smith notified the school board by letter...
Sports Digest
Illini suspend wide receiver MillinesIllinois football coach Tim Beckman says he has suspended wide receiver Darius Millines indefinitely but will not say why.Beckman would only say Monday that the junior receiver had violated team policies. Beckman...
Study: No Quick Savings from Workplace Wellness
WASHINGTON Your bosses want you to eat your broccoli, hit the treadmill and pledge youll never puff on a cigarette. But a new study raises doubts that workplace wellness programs save the company money.In whats being called the most rigorous look yet...
Tight NHL Standings Affect Blues' Trading Ability
LOS ANGELES The 48-game regular season is having many effects on NHL teams this year, but the condensed schedule and its conference- based opponents may not be the most notable factors.As compact as the schedule is, the standings might even be tighter,...
Tuesday People
Arnolds an editorHe was the Terminator, then a governor, and now Arnold Schwarzenegger is an editor.The Los Angeles Times reports Schwarzenegger has been named executive editor of Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines.Its a position that the former Mr....
We Demand Common-Sense Gun Regulations
More than two months have passed since the tragedy at Sandy Hook, when we stood together as a nation filled with horrible grief and disbelief. The shock and sadness over such violence and loss was deep enough to make us see each other, albeit too briefly,...
What's Up/Heads Up
03.07 Streetcar study The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, in conjunction with US Bank and Grand Center, will present results of the St. Louis Streetcar Feasibility Study at a public open house from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Moto Museum, 3441 Olive...
World Briefs
19 are killed in Kenya as millions wait in long lines to voteSeparatists armed with guns, machetes and bows and arrows launched attacks that killed 19 people Monday in Mombasa, as millions of Kenyans waited in long lines to cast ballots in the countrys...

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