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Articles from May 19, 2013

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2013 CHAMPIONS TOUR STATISTICS; 74th SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP AT BELLERIVE
Scoring Average (Actual)1, Fred Couples, 68.11. 2, Bernhard Langer, 68.86. 3, David Frost, 69.48. 4, Tom Lehman, 69.87. 5, Tom Pernice Jr., 69.94. 6, John Cook, 70.05. 7, Tom Watson, 70.22. 8, Rocco Mediate, 70.24. 9, Esteban Toledo, 70.28. 10, Mark...
5 Wild Adventures with Wildlife
Audubon Center at RiverlandsWine tourists travel to California. Art lovers visit New York. And birders flock to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers to observe rare and beautiful species. The Audubon Center at Riverlands is offering...
Alexander Wins Fight by TKO after Seventh Round; Bout Was Not for St. Louisan's Title as Opponent Didn't Make Weight; BOXING
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. * Devon Alexander hurt his left hand in the first round but still made quick work of his opponent on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. In what turned out to be a non-title fight, Alexander dominated his opponent,...
All the Right Moves?; Here's a Recap of What's Returning and What's New This Fall; TELEVISION
Now we know: Fall TV will be dramatic, thrilling, romantic, hilarious and completely brilliant, outstanding in every way. Or so the broadcast networks assured us and, more importantly, advertisers during a week of ceremonies and sales pitches in New York.Will...
A Look Back; in 1863, Prominent Pro-Southerners Are Banished from St. Louis
ST. LOUIS * A wagon escorted by Union soldiers pulled up to a fashionable home on Chestnut at Seventh streets. Ten women climbed on board for a clattering ride to the steamboat landing.Among them were the wife of a Confederate general and the lady of the...
A MAJOR HAPPENING; Bellerive Country Club Set to Host Another of Golf's Championships; 74th SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP AT BELLERIVE
It would be accepted golf talk to predict Bellerive will present a difficult challenge for the field of the 74th Senior PGA Championship.Then again people have crashed and burned at the club. No, literally.In July, 1955, Albert Seawell Jr., a test pilot...
AP Courses vs. Dual Credit: What's Best for High School Students?
Add up the credits for Advanced Placement and other college- level courses that Jaime Staengel took in high school, and the Rockwood Summit senior has quite a head start.She'll probably begin her freshman year of college with as many credits as some...
Artist Installs New Penguin Sculpture at St. Louis Zoo
Sculptor A.J. "Buddy" Obara has been in town to install a life- size bronze sculpture of an emperor penguin outside Penguin & Puffin Coast at the St. Louis Zoo. The sculpture is a gift of the Explorers Club of St. Louis, which also is presenting Obara...
Ballroom Dance Contest Inspires 5th-Graders
It's not often that the introductory notes of a rhythmic Argentine tango flavored with accordion, violin and percussion elicits a roar of excitement from a roomful of fifth-graders.The finals of St. Louis Dancing Classrooms is no ordinary affair.After...
Baseball Notebook
Yanks pick up versatile BrignacThe New York Yankees acquired infielder Reid Brignac from the Colorado Rockies for cash, adding a lefty bat to the group of backups filling in for the team's injured stars."He's played shortstop, second, third. A flyball...
Baseball Roundup
McCarthy shuts out MarlinsBrandon McCarthy pitched a three-hit complete-game shutout for his first win since being struck in the head by a line drive last season and Gerardo Parra led off with a home run in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 1-0 victory over...
Bellerive History
* Originally called The Field Club, the 166-member association opened in 1897 in north St. Louis, anchored by a nine-hole course and built on land leased from War of 1812 hero Daniel Bissell.* In 1910, Scotsman Robert Foulis designed a new 18-hole layout in...
Belleville Memorial Hospital Takes on Nation's Largest Insurer
Belleville Memorial Hospital and UnitedHealthcare are moving toward a showdown next month over hospital and physician reimbursement rates.If an agreement cannot be struck, Memorial and its physicians group will no longer be in the network of the nation's...
Best Sellers - Books
Here are the best-sellers for Publishers Weekly for the week that ended May 12.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Dead Ever After" * Charlaine Harris2. "12th of Never" * James Patterson and Maxine Paetro3. "Silken Prey" * John Sandford4. "The Hit" * David Baldacci5....
Boy Scout Leaders Set to Vote on Accepting Gays; If Proposal Passes, Homosexual Youth Members Would Be Cleared, but Gay Adult Leaders Still Barred
With its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its contentious membership policy should be overhauled so that openly gay boys can participate in Scout units.The proposal...
Bradley Holds Lead at Byron Nelson; despite Three Straight Bogeys on No. 18, He's Up One Stroke on South Korean Bae; GOLF
IRVING, Texas * Keegan Bradley still hasn't gotten things right on the 18th hole at the Byron Nelson Championship, even when finally going left.But the bogeys on the closing hole at TPC Four Seasons have not cost him the lead yet.Bradley overcame consecutive...
Cardinals Waste a Rally, Fall to Brewers in 10th
The Cardinals' starting pitchers have carried the club this far, and now as the rotation begins to fray with injuries and more modest outings it is the other strengths of the roster's turn to flex.The bullpen and offense did Saturday until at pivotal...
Cards to Put Garcia on DL, Braced for Long Absence
Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia will go on the disabled list Sunday with intensifying pain in his left shoulder that could soon lead to the surgery he sought to avoid last fall.Garcia felt enough discomfort in his pitching shoulder Friday night during...
Car in Parade Strikes Crowd in Virginia
DAMASCUS, Va. * About 50 to 60 people were injured Saturday when a driver described by witnesses as an elderly man drove his car into a group of hikers marching in a parade in a small Virginia mountain town.It happened about 2:10 p.m. during the Hikers...
Carpenter Speeds to Top; Team Owner Outruns Big Names to Claim First Indianapolis 500 Pole; MOTOR SPORTS
SPEEDWAY, IND. * Ed Carpenter turned Pole Day into a family celebration.The stepson of IndyCar founder Tony George became the first member of the Hulman family to win the biggest pre-race event in the series the Indianapolis 500 pole.Carpenter, who...
Conflict-Ridden Session Could Lead to More Nixon Vetoes
JEFFERSON CITY * Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, likes to portray his relationship with the Republican-dominated Legislature as one where they work toward common goals.But Friday's conclusion of the Legislature's four-and-a-half month session magnified their...
Creative Ideas for Tree Stumps
The extreme drought of 2012 took its toll on many trees. Some died, and many more will succumb in the next few years. But the lack of rain clouds had a silver lining.From sculptures to tree houses, many St. Louisans are finding new and interesting things...
Digest
SLU baseball earns share of A-10 titleWith a 2-1 Saturday win over visiting champion Charlotte, St. Louis University claimed a share of the regular-season baseball crown and earned the top seed in next week's Atlantic 10 Conference Championship.The Billikens,...
Does Navy Drone Spell End of the Super Hornet?
Something happened on the deck of an aircraft carrier off the coast of Virginia on Tuesday that could eventually ripple all the way back to one of the biggest factories in the St. Louis area.The X-47B took off.It was a "watershed event," said the Navy's...
Drivers Sidestep Another Potential Traffic Nightmare
ST. CHARLES * It seems as though any time St. Louis has reason to fear prolonged traffic gridlock, we wind up walking the fine line between prudent planning and papal panic.We seemed to be weathering our latest brush with potential car- mageddon. MoDOT...
Easy Rawlins Returns in 'Little Green'
From the moment he first appeared in "Devil in a Blue Dress" in 1990, Easy Rawlins was an instant favorite of discerning readers and literary critics alike. So the disappointment was palpable when the private detective, drunk and in despair over a lost...
Effort Would Change Whites-Only Bequest; NYC's Columbia University Seeks to Update Terms of 1920 Fellowship from Woman in Iowa
NEW YORK * Columbia University is seeking to change the terms of a 93-year-old trust earmarked for white students from Iowa.The Lydia C. Roberts Graduate Fellowship stipulates that money be given only to "a person of the Caucasian race" from Iowa.Roberts...
FAIR: Tim Jones Gets One Right. FOUL: Campaign Finance Run Amok
BANKRUPT FUND FINALLY GETS A FIXFAIR: This is gonna hurt a little. Normally in this space when we write about House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, we use descriptors such as "deceptive," "hyperbolic" and "just plain wrong." But on Thursday, Mr. Jones got...
Family Events
Family Sundays: Helmets, Hats, and Headdresses * Hands-on art activities and a lively 30-minute family tour through the galleries. From fascinators, to helmets, to royal crowns, the collection features many types of decorative and functional headwear....
Fenton Woman Rejected from Moms Club Starts Her Own; Sara Simpson Is Trying to Fill a Void in West County
Sara Simpson's baby was 2 months old when she tried to join the MOMS Club in the city. They turned her away because she lives in the county.Then, she tried to join the chapter of the International MOMS Club in Kirkwood, but they also rejected her because...
Festivals
Assumption Greek FestEnjoy lamb shanks, stuffed grape leaves, spanakopita (spinach pie) and loukoumades (fried dough topped with cinnamon, honey and nuts). What to wear Extra-large pants with a matching bib.When 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 24-26, 11 a.m.-8 p.m....
Five Farm Adventures
Illinois State FairCarnival rides, gigantic squash, Illinois wine, politicians and deep-fried everything it's no wonder the Illinois State Fair draws 800,000 visitors each year. Grandstand headliners include Billy Currington, Styx with REO Speedwagon,...
Goldenrod Showboat Remains in Limbo after Auction
CALHOUN COUNTY * The historic Goldenrod Showboat's fate remained unclear after the vessel was bought Saturday at a court-ordered auction by the owner of the Illinois River dock where it has been stored since 2008.Jerome Hayn of Pool 24 Tug Service, the...
Got a Couch? Host a Traveler; Travel Clubs Offer Opportunities to Slash Costs
The cost of airfare and a hotel can take a huge chunk out of a travel budget and even cut short a vacation by several days. However, for travelers who enjoy venturing off the beaten path, there are rewarding low-cost options that can not only lengthen...
Highlights from 2013 Missouri Legislative Session; GOVERNMENT
SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR Sporting events tax credit * Establishes a tax credit to lure amateur sporting events to the state. (SB10) VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR Circuit breaker * Eliminates tax break for low-income seniors and people with disabilities who rent...
Hole-by-Hole Descriptions
No. 1, 420 yards, Par 4The opening hole at Bellerive might best typify architect Robert Trent Jones' description of a great golf hole as a "difficult par, but a comfortable bogey." The crowned fairway may be the most elusive of all to find with the tee...
Home and Garden Events
Central West End Association House & Garden Tour * The 5000 and 5100 blocks of Westminster Place, developed in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Five dwelling places, from Tudor and Richardsonian Romanesque Revival to row-style town homes and luxury apartment buildings....
Hosseini's Latest Is a Moving Family Story; FICTION - BOOKS
The story that Khaled Hosseini tells in "And the Mountains Echoed" is one of loss and love in that order.At its heart, this tale spells out what happens when a brother and sister are torn apart as children a father's choice to do what he hopes is the...
Is Obama's Mortgage Rescue Program Working?; Miscommunication, Mistrust Plague Modifications
Rose Bess was falling behind on her mortgage payments after her marriage broke up in 2011."We had just separated, and I started sliding," she said.So, she was delighted to get a call from Bank of America, which was servicing her mortgage.The bank suggested...
Jewish Music Flavors a New Production
Maybe you don't know where klezmer music comes from. But you probably know where it went.Think of the sinuous clarinet solo that pierces Benny Goodman's "Sing, Sing, Sing," right through its swinging heart. Or think of another big hit of the same era,...
Jimmy Connors Gets Defensive in Memoir
The St. Louis area has produced several world-class tennis players, including Wimbledon champions Arthur Ashe (who attended Sumner High School) and the doubles team of Ken Flach and Robert Seguso (who attended SIU-Edwardsville). But the player who scrawled the...
John Force Has Record Funny Car Run; MOTOR SPORTS ROUNDUP
John Force ended a 19-race No. 1 qualifying slump with a track- record Funny Car run Saturday in the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park in Topeka.Force, 64, earned the 141st top qualifying position of his career and his 11th at Heartland Park with...
Johnson a 4-Time All-Star Champ; Grabs Lead from Teammate Kasey Kahne with Eight Laps Remaining
Concord, N.C. * Cross another milestone off of Jimmie Johnson's list. He stands alone in All-Star history."Five-time" became the first four-time winner of NASCAR's annual All-Star race, breaking a tie with the late Dale Earnhardt and teammate Jeff Gordon...
Kerry James Marshall Promises Something 'Elaborate' at Contemporary
Kerry James Marshall has found a space in the high-end art world for his visions of African-American life visions that are culturally specific, implicitly political and subtly ironic.Even as it portrays the often bleak realities of urban life, his work...
Khaled Hosseini Goes to Heart of Characters' Desires
Khaled Hosseini's first novel, "The Kite Runner," became a sensation in 2003. Hosseini, now 48, was able to stop working as a physician while writing his second novel, "A Thousand Spendid Suns."He says he struggled with the second book, in part, because...
Law & Order
BELLEVILLE > Explosives found in home * Police found homemade explosives in a residence northwest of downtown Belleville early Saturday while responding to a domestic disturbance. Officers went to the home in the 300 block of North Fifth Street after...
Lawyer-Novelist Schwalb Knows Some East Side Tricks; FICTION - BOOKS
Eric J. Schwalb of Kirkwood grew up in Belleville, so he knows the Metro East area the part of the region that many people still call the East Side. Today, he's a corporate lawyer in St. Louis County, so he knows courtrooms.And in his debut novel, "The...
Lutheran St. Charles Uses Relays to Capture First Title; Missouri Girls Track; Cougars Send Retiring Coach out with Class 2 Crown; Several Local Individuals Shine
JEFFERSON CITY * The Lutheran St. Charles girls track and field team sent coach Bob Carter out in style on Saturday.The Cougars scored 64 points to take first as a team at the Missouri Class 2 championships at Lincoln University. The title is the school's...
Lynn Is Late _ and Brewers Strike Early
Amid the several twists and turns of Saturday night's 6-4 Milwaukee win over the Cardinals in 10 innings, one rather freakish play in the Milwaukee third inning well could have been the most significant moment of the game.The Cardinals just had staked...
Made in St. Louis: Purse Therapy
Tell us about yourself. * As the youngest of seven children, older family members nurtured creativity throughout my life. My Grandma Mary was an exceptional, multitalented crafter. As a young mother, my passion for the activity ignited as my mother-in-law, Mary,...
Make Sure Your Yard Has a Good Drainage System; HOME Q&A
Q * I have had some drainage issues because of all the rain we have had. What can I do to make sure I don't have so much runoff in my yard?A * It may be tough to know exactly what you need without seeing the home and how the ground drains. However, I...
Man City-Chelsea Match Hits Home in St. Louis
The soccer match between English clubs Chelsea and Manchester City on Thursday ultimately means nothing. The English season ends Sunday (with one tiny asterisk), the standings will be set, and the teams will fly to America for two games, one here and...
Mary Poppins Will Sail over the Muny
This summer at the Muny, Mary Poppins will fly over the audience.It will make Muny history, executive producer Mike Isaacson pointed out. There have been Muny flights before for example, in 1967's "It's a Bird . . . It's a Plane . . . It's Superman"...
Mascoutah Mom Charged with Providing Booze before Fatal Crash (Copy)
ST. CLAIR COUNTY * A Mascoutah woman is facing a felony charge as well as prosecutors' claims that she provided alcohol to her son, causing his fatal car crash near Belleville in January.The St. Clair County State's Attorney's office on Wednesday charged...
McAdams Comes Home to Conduct at Opera Theatre
Opera Theatre of St. Louis had to correct conductor Ryan McAdams' status in its cast and crew listings: "Pirates of Penzance" is not his debut with the company. That was in 1996, when he was 14. Then a student at Wydown Middle School, he performed the...
McClellan: Larry Conners "Issue" Proves Facebook Is Not Your Friend
Good morning, graduates.I have been asked to fill in as your commencement speaker. Your scheduled speaker, an esteemed television news anchorperson, is unable to address you this morning. He sends his regrets. At least he would if he could. He cannot.Let...
McLemore Vying for No. 1 Spot in Draft
CHICAGO * As Ben McLemore recalls the moment, he and his Wellston High teammates were en route to the 2010 Missouri state basketball tournament when news was delivered that they were about to become players without a home.The school was being shuttered...
MICDS Standout Loses Shot at 3,200 Title; Sectional Track; Bartelsmeyer Still in Four Events at the State Meet
LADUE * Amos Bartelsmeyer tried to find the silver lining but there wasn't much there.The heavy favorite to win the Missouri Class 3 3,200-meter race, Bartelsmeyer was disqualified at the Sectional 1 meet Saturday at MICDS.The zone judge ruled Bartelsmeyer...
MICDS Tops Ursuline for Lacrosse Crown; MICDS 12, Ursuline 7; Polk Scores Four Goals to Help Rams Erase Sour Taste of Losing in Last Year's Championship
ST. CHARLES * MICDS junior lacrosse player Olivia Polk and her teammates have waited just about a year in anticipation of the Missouri Scholastic Lacrosse Association championship game.After falling to John Burroughs in the title game, Polk said she and...
Montford Point Marine Honored
ST. LOUIS * Another veteran of the racially segregated Montford Point Marines received one of the nation's highest honors Saturday the Congressional Gold Medal.William Taylor, 87, was one of nearly 20,000 Marines who entered the service via a blacks-only...
Most-Influential Groups Escaped Scrutiny; IRS Targeted Small Tea Party Nonprofits, but Biggest Players on Political Scene Get a Pass; GOVERNMENT
WASHINGTON * There's an irony in the Internal Revenue Service's crackdown on conservative groups.The nation's tax agency has admitted to inappropriately scrutinizing smaller Tea Party organizations that applied for tax- exempt status, and senior Treasury...
Mound City Money
Highlights from David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business.STLtoday.com/moundcitymoneyFarmland prices drop * Farmland prices fell in the St. Louis Federal Reserve district in the first quarter, but bankers in the region expect them to resume their...
MSD Stormwater Fee Gets Supreme Legal Test
BALLWIN * It's seven steps from Ron Cox's patio door to the back of his lot, abutting Fishpot Creek.The walk used to be longer. That was before erosion washed away a third of his back yard, trees and a fence. Left behind was a 25- foot cliff overlooking...
Nation Digest
Letters with ricin spur searchAuthorities in hazardous materials suits searched a downtown Spokane, Wash., apartment Saturday, investigating the recent discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin. Few details have been released...
Navy Pilot Earns His Degree in Combat Zone; Serving, Studying Is ' Multitasking in the Extreme,' Educator Says; EDUCATION
SAN DIEGO * Finals week was dangerous for Thomas Saenz.The Navy lieutenant needed armed guards and an armored car to get to an exam site, in Kabul, Afghanistan. A deadly bomb attack also caused him to miss classes transmitted live via the Internet ...
NBA Roundup
Pacers oust Knicks with Game 6 win Indiana spent the entire season perfecting its defense.On Saturday, it produced the biggest payoff for the Pacers in nearly a decade.Roy Hibbert's block of Carmelo Anthony's dunk attempt midway through the fourth quarter...
New in Theaters
"At Any Price" ** (R; 1:45) * Dennis Quaid is an overzealous agribusiness rep and Zac Efron is the son who wants to leave Iowa for the NASCAR circuit. There's an important story about corporate farming to be told here, but director Ramin Bahrani's melodramatic script...
Nhl Roundup
In case they weren't aware already, the Chicago Blackhawks now know they're going to have to earn it if they want to get past Detroit.The Red Wings hammered home that message on Saturday.Damien Brunner and Brendan Smith scored in the second period and Detroit...
Obama's Morehouse Visit Shines Spotlight on HBCUs
ATLANTA * When President Barack Obama addresses graduates at Morehouse College on Sunday, he'll also be speaking to the broader community of historically black colleges and universities a proud corner of higher education that has struggled more than...
On the Air
SUNDAYBASEBALL12:30 p.m. NL: Los Angeles at Atlanta, TBS1:10 p.m. NL: New York at Chicago, WGN1:15 p.m. NL: Milwaukee at St. Louis, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM)7 p.m. AL: Detroit at Texas, ESPN, WXOS (101.1 FM)BASKETBALL * NBA PLAYOFFS2:30 p.m. Memphis at San...
Orb Finishes a Frustrating Fourth; No Triple Crown Winner Again This Season after Derby Winner Can't Rally; PREAKNESS STAKES
BALTIMORE * Orb came up short in the Preakness, frustrating everyone who made the Kentucky Derby winner a 3-5 favorite no one more than trainer Shug McGaughey."I'm disappointed," McGaughey said after Orb finished fourth and Oxbow pulled off the upset...
OXBOW GIVES LUKAS A RECORD; Hall of Fame Trainer Wins 14th Triple Crown Race; PREAKNESS STAKES
BALTIMORE * Thanks to Oxbow's wire-to-wire win Saturday over Kentucky Derby winner Orb, trainer D. Wayne Lukas and jockey Gary Stevens have themselves another classic to add to their stellar resumes."I get paid to spoil dreams," the 77-year-old Lukas...
Pass-Through Welfare; Our View; Mr. Nixon Must Veto Corporate Tax- Cut Bill
Now that the Missouri Legislature mercifully has adjourned for the year, Gov. Jay Nixon should waste no time in vetoing House Bill 253, the final iteration of the unfair, unwise and unproductive session-long effort to cut state income tax rates.In some...
PATRIOT GAMES; IRS Scandal; Getting in on the Tax-Exemption Dodge
Last week, after the news broke that Internal Revenue Service agents in Cincinnati had been giving extra scrutiny to applications from conservative groups for tax-exempt status, I immediately downloaded IRS Form 14449, the "Self-Declarers Questionnaire...
PGA REACH Program Plays Role in This Event; 74th SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP AT BELLERIVE
The Professional Golfers Association of America has spent recent weeks months, actually setting up shop at Bellerive in preparation for its Senior Championship that begins Thursday morning. This is a big deal.Some may say this is a golf thing, a West...
'Pirates of Penzance' Promises to Swash and Buckle
"I don't think much of our profession, but contrasted with respectability, it is comparatively honest." The Pirate King Take an apprentice pirate with an overdeveloped sense of duty, a maiden bent upon his rescue, a very modern major general, a hard-of- hearing...
Pope Leads Moral Pep Rally at Vatican; Francis Decries Concern over Banks More Than People, Meets with Germany's Merkel
VATICAN CITY * Pope Francis lamented that investment losses by banks trigger more alarm in the economic crisis than the struggle of people to feed their families, as he led a huge rally Saturday to invigorate the church's moral conscience, hours after...
Preakness Stakes Notebook
Napravnik settles for third aboard MyluteRosie Napravnik had to settle for a third-place finish in her first Preakness ride.Napravnik won her first career race at Pimlico Race Course and was hoping to become the first female in history to win the middle jewel...
Prospects Helping Cards Ease the Pinch and Price of Injuries
Along with the depth charts and spreadsheets that he has at his fingertips, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak keeps a ledger that he cracks open in case of injury.In it is a list of the major-league players and beside each name is the name of the...
Rail Fracture Found at Train Crash Site; More Than 70 Were Injured; It Was ' Frankly Amazing' None Died, Senator Says
FAIRFIELD, Conn. * Officials investigating a train collision in Connecticut have ruled out foul play and are studying a rail fracture where a derailed commuter train was struck by another bound for New York City.National Transportation Safety Board member...
River City Rascals versus Gateway Grizzlies
The St. Louis Cardinals are not the only game in town. The Gateway Grizzlies and River City Rascals of the independent Frontier League also boast great baseball action. Total cost? A family of four can sit behind home plate for the same cost of a single...
Rookie St. Louis Cops Starting Careers on Foot Patrol
ST. LOUIS * Pam Dischert leaned forward from the bench on her front porch and shouted to two police officers as they walked past her house in Dutchtown."Is everything OK?" she asked."Yes ma'am," replied Officer Robert Lammert, a 15-year veteran who walked...
Rotation Losing Arms but There's Plenty in Reserve
A week ago Saturday, the Cardinals were reveling in their rotation. Shelby Miller and Adam Wainwright had just pitched masterfully in consecutive shutouts over the Colorado Rockies, burnishing the team's starting-pitching ERA to a lustrous 2.11.A writer...
Senate Advances Gay Rights Bill for First Time Ever
JEFFERSON CITY * Senate Minority Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, didn't get her bill across the finish line Friday. But she still won a victory.Thirty minutes before adjournment Friday, the Missouri Senate passed her bill that would make it illegal...
SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP FACTS; 74th SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP AT BELLERIVE
PARKINGGeneral public parking for spectators will be located at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights. Complimentary shuttle service to and from the main entrance is also included. You do not need to have a ticket to utilize this parking...
Shakespeare Festival Sparks Post-Dispatch Tradition; Theater Critic Judith Newmark Teams with Artist John Telford to Help Explain Classic Plays
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis brings classic theater to the masses each year (given St. Louis summers, often the sweaty masses).What began in 2001 has been become a local summer staple as crowds, outfitted with coolers, wine bottles, blankets and yard chairs,...
Singer Evokes Legend at 'The Music of Whitney Houston' at Powell Symphony Hall
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra had concertgoers dancing in the aisles of Powell Symphony Hall two years ago with a special "The Music of Michael Jackson" event.A similar feat was pulled off Friday night at Powell with "The Music of Whitney Houston."...
Sound Off
Could Hull again be the answer?For the past couple of days Jeremy Rutherford and Bernie Miklasz have written articles about how the Blues need to improve. The main contention is lack of scoring by our "young guns" and waiting for them to develop. I think...
Southwestern Conf. Duo Strikes Gold; Illinois Girls Track; Rush, Henderson Combine for Three Titles
CHARLESTON, Ill. * Three Metro East seniors made major impressions at the Illinois Girls Track and Field Championships at Eastern Illinois University on Saturday.Two, Markita Rush of East St. Louis and Emmonnie Henderson of Edwardsville, made them in...
St. Louis Designer Knows Odds Are against Him; Everything Is Going Right for Paulie Gibson, and It's Still Hard
Even after fashion designers have shown at multiple fashion weeks, made sales to major outlets, garnered critical praise and developed the designs they'll produce a year from now, it's still hard to quit their day job. Producing a line of clothing is...
St. Louis Moves to the Front in Tech-Job Growth
Some people in technology hotbeds such as Silicon Valley, Seattle or northern Virginia must be scratching their heads about what's going on in St. Louis.Granted, the tech industry here is tiny by comparison, but St. Louis is starting to show up in statistics...
Summer Fun Guide: 10 Things to See at the Expanded St. Louis Art Museum
In these increasingly hectic times, making a priority of gazing at art can be a challenge. But the more relaxed pace of summer allows for more visits than usual to museums and galleries. And fortunately, the St. Louis area offers plenty of venues capable...
Summer Fun Guide: 6 Things to Learn at St. Louis Museums
Sure, history can be boring. But it can also be fun and relevant to our everyday lives or at least to your next game of Trivial Pursuit.Here are a few cool things you could learn this summer at St. Louis institutions.---St. Louis Science CenterQuestion:...
Summer Fun Guide: 7 Great Road Trips
BransonThe big news in Branson this summer is the Outlaw Run roller coaster at Silver Dollar City. With speeds reaching 68 mph, it's the second-fastest wood coaster in the world and features the first double barrel roll on a wood coaster. It's also the...
Summer Fun Guide: Music, Dance and More
The peculiar predicaments of the men a lad apprenticed to pirates who wants to go straight ("The Pirates of Penzance"), a pair of jealous husbands and ardent lovers ("Il Tabarro/I Pagliacci"), a young man fighting with his nature as well as what he...
Summer Fun Guide: Summer Movies Are More Fun Outdoors
Act 2 in the heartwarming story of Frontyard Features is a lot like the first: A hometown fan steps to the plate to promote his favorite pastime in the city he loves. In this case, the pastime is movies, and the new guy in charge of the outdoor-screening...
Summer Fun Guide: Why We Love July Fourth in STL
The Fair St. Louis Air Show. Its very existence is cause for celebration. Budget cuts have grounded the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force's Thunderbirds as well as other touring military jets. Fair St. Louis, however, includes a variety...
Trail of the Week; Katy Trail to Heritage Museum Trail
The east end of the Centennial Greenway has become a popular path with the construction of nearby subdivisions heading west to the St. Charles County Heritage Museum in St. Peters or links east across the Missouri River and into Creve Coeur Park and...
Troubled Normandy School District Looks for Answers amid Empty Chairs, Revolving Doors
PINE LAWN * Several rows of chairs at the elementary school Saturday caught the small crowd's attention.Not because they were purple, but because so many seats were empty at a time when perhaps the Normandy School District needs them filled the most.The...
UP, UP AND AWAY; University Students Might Have Launched Ghana's Space Program with the Testing of a Balloon-Powered Satellite
KOFORIDUA, Ghana * Their project might not sound like much: The college students on Wednesday launched a tiny model of a satellite the size of a soda can on a big yellow balloon.It went aloft to a height of 165 yards and then came back down attached...
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