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Articles from May 23, 2013

Air Travel May Be Down for Holiday; More People Will Stay Closer to Home
The summer road-trip season kicks off this weekend, but don't expect as many Americans to be revving their engines as last year. Still leery of the economic recovery and tired of airline fees, fewer Americans are expected to venture more than 50 miles...
Arch Grants Director Ousted; Spear Had Been with Startup Competition since Its Launching; No Reasons Given; BUSINESS
Arch Grants and its executive director have parted ways. And not on good terms.Sarah Spear, 32, was ousted last week as the day-to-day head of the two-year-old startup competition, a day after Arch Grants named its 20-company second class of recipients.Spear,...
Athletes of the Week
Emmonnie HendersonEdwardsville track and fieldThe senior thrower won the shot put and discus in Class 3A for the third straight year. Her shot put heave of 50-9.5 broke the state mark she set in the prelims of 49-7.75. Henderson's best throws this season...
Baseball Roundup
Dodgers keep Brewers reelingWily Peralta was knocked out in the second inning and Milwaukee went on to a 9-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday. The Brewers have dropped three of four to fall to 4-16 this month.Reds 7, Mets 4 * Brandon Phillips...
Bellerive Good to Jacobsen; Notebook; Course Brings Back Memories of His 2004 U.S. Senior Open Title; SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Peter Jacobsen will know his way around the grounds at Bellerive Country Club this week.It is an emotional haunting of sorts, a return to the scene of the sublime, his U.S. Senior Open championship in 2004. Just six weeks after having hip surgery, he...
Business Digest
Home sales rise * Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes ticked up last month to the highest level in 3 years, helped by a jump in the number of houses for sale. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales rose to a seasonally adjusted...
Cancer Society Hits 100 as Cancer Rate Falls
NEW YORK * The American Cancer Society one of the nation's best known and influential health advocacy groups is 100 years old this week.Back in 1913 when it was formed, cancer was a lesser threat for most Americans. The biggest killers then were flu,...
CBC Raring to Go in First Team State Appearance; Boys Tennis State Championships MICDS, Burroughs Seek Class 1 Dominance
Four area tennis teams will be competing for state titles today at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield.Three of them MICDS, John Burroughs and Parkway Central have combined for 35 appearances in the final four and titles. MICDS has been to 15...
Conners Is Fired from KMOV; Facebook Post Claimed 'Pressure' by the IRS
KMOV (Channel 4) fired Larry Conners after a social-media controversy, prompting St. Louis' longest-tenured anchorman to defend his claim that IRS "pressure" followed his 2012 interview of President Barack Obama.Freed Wed-nesday from a KMOV gag order,...
Deaths Elsewhere; Obituaries
Kenneth Waltz * A widely admired scholar of international relations who was best known to the broader public for his theory that, as far as nuclear weapons are concerned, "more may be better," died May 12, 2013, at a hospital in New York City. He was...
Developing a Positive Body Image Should Start at an Early Age
Now that the weather is warmer and summer is finally in view, the term "bathing suit season" is back in full swing. This notion that men and women need to get trimmer to be more presentable in their swimwear isn't new, but it may be heard by new ears...
Doctor with Cerebral Palsy Offers Hope; at Specialized Clinic Here, She Treats Patients from around World
ST. LOUIS * Dr. Jan Brunstrom-Hernandez gently but sternly admonishes a teenage cerebral palsy patient who clearly hasn't been doing his exercises, stressing the importance of keeping muscles loose and limber."We know it's not fair, but that's the way...
Dying for Clothes; Our View; Ten Cents More for a T-Shirt Might Save Hundreds of Lives
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City in 1911 forever made workplaces safer in the United States. The Rana Plaza factory tragedy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, must be this generation's equivalent.When the eight-story building that housed at least...
Fed Wrestles with When to Slow Bond Buys; Investors Grow Nervous, and Markets Drop, on Signs the Bank May Pull Back; BUSINESS
WASHINGTON * The Federal Reserve is torn over when to slow its aggressive efforts to stimulate the economy.Its uncertainty burst into view Wednesday, when Chairman Ben Bernanke testified to Congress in the morning and, in the afternoon, the Fed released...
Focus on HIV/AIDS Cases in S. Africa; Pharmacy Professors Here Are Helping to Set Up a Program for Technicians to Address Epidemic
Three pharmacy professors from St. Louis traveled to South Africa this week to help set up a training program for pharmacy technicians to address the country's HIV/AIDS epidemic.The St. Louis College of Pharmacy received an $80,000 grant from the Centers...
Focus on Markers in Dementia Research; in the Lab; Spinal Fluid, Brain Scans Can Indicate Person's Risk of Alzheimer's
Drugs developed to treat Alzheimer's disease have failed to stop its progression in people experiencing mental decline. The challenge for scientists is to find out if the disease can be identified and treated before people show any symptoms.Researchers...
Four Americans Killed since 2009 in U.S. Drone Strikes; Holder Discloses Details in Letter to Congress
WASHINGTON * President Barack Obama's administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens had been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen since 2009. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve of a major national...
'FRIENDLY' RIVALS; Teams Are among the Best, but Exhibition Will Probably Lack Intensity
In the sports world, the stakes are seldom higher than they are in the volatile world of international soccer, particularly in the English Premier League.Consider that in the 2011-12 season, Chelsea won the Champions League, making it the top club in...
GARCIA IS OUT FOR 2013; Who'll Be His Replacement; Team Confident about Options Available, but Westbrook Also Has Setback on Wednesday
SAN DIEGO * Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak, asked if he looked back and pondered the "what ifs?" if lefthander Jaime Garcia had had shoulder surgery last year instead of now, said, "Not really."For Mozeliak and the Cardinals it is about what...
Guns and Dementia Aren't a Good Mix
An Internet headline last year, "Seniors arm selves in record numbers despite big media's anti-gun hype," sent chills down my spine.I worry that elderly gun owners who have mental illnesses such as depression and dementia are putting themselves and those...
James' Buzzer-Beater Lifts Miami; NBA ROUNDUP
LeBron James made an uncontested layup as the clock expired in overtime, and the Miami Heat found a way to beat the visiting Indiana Pacers 103-102 in a wild Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.James finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds...
Lager Heads; BUSINESS
Highlights from the Post-Dispatch's beer industry blog. STLtoday.com/lagerheadsA designated pilot too? * Budweiser is going to new heights to put a spotlight on responsible drinking, marking the first time in more than a decade that a Bud blimp has taken...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * Shots into house kill woman * County police said Patricia S. Singleton, 22, was killed when someone fired shots into a home in the 2100 block of Chambers Road about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. Singleton, who lives in the 10300 block of Quaker...
Local Digest
ST. LOUIS > Bradford leads area effort to aid tornado victims * Rams quarterback Sam Bradford was in Oklahoma City on Monday for one of the most devastating tornadoes in the state's history. Now, he has come back to St. Louis unscathed to raise money...
Locuson, Bruce David Bruce Locuson of Fenton
Locuson, Bruce David Bruce Locuson of Fenton, Missouri passed away on May 15th at the age of 54. He was born on September 13, 1958 in Rapid City, South Dakota to William and Carolyn Locuson. Bruce served in the Navy as a machinist mate on a submarine...
Lyons Shows Plenty of Poise as He Beats Padres in His Debut
SAN DIEGO * Jaime Garcia, out. Jake Westbrook, out. Chris Carpenter, still out. And the Cardinals' rotation rolls on, no matter what Memphian is added.Lefthander Jon Gast, who features a changeup, has won his first two big-league starts in relief of...
Man Gets Life Sentence in Killing of Lawyer; State Waived Death Penalty in Exchange for Guilty Plea to First-Degree Murder Charge; Accomplice Also Got Life
ST. LOUIS * A man who admitted killing a lawyer from St. Louis County and was accused of plotting to kill a prosecutor will serve life in prison without parole after the state waived the death penalty in exchange for his guilty plea to a first-degree...
Man Shot to Death While Questioned in Boston Inquiry; Suspect Knew Marathon Bombing Suspects, Officials Say
ORLANDO, Fla. * A Chechen immigrant was fatally shot by authorities early Wednesday after he turned violent while being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, officials said.Ibragim Todashev, 27, a mixed martial arts...
Median CEO Pay Rises to $9.7 Million; Highest Paid American CEO Was Leslie Moonves, at $60 Million; BUSINESS
CEO pay has been going in one direction for the past three years: up.The head of a typical large public company made $9.7 million in 2012, a 6.5 percent increase from a year earlier that was aided by a rising stock market, according to an analysis by...
Mental Health Effort Gets $7 Million Boost; St. Louis County Children Are Focus of Push to Reduce Bullying, Substance Abuse, More
The St. Louis County Children's Fund hopes to award an additional $7 million in grants next year and will revamp some of its strategies after the release Wednesday of a $250,000 needs assessment.The assessment found that bullying, substance abuse, and disruptive...
More Students, Less Space in Webster Groves
John Rowe's kindergarten classroom this year at Edgar Road Elementary was not traditional.Surrounded by two walls built in the corner of the school library, the makeshift classroom could at times be a challenge."When there is a library class, the louder...
MU Poised for Another Run; Tigers' Softball Team Looking for Trip to World Series
COLUMBIA, Mo. * Four years ago, Ehren Earleywine positioned the Missouri softball team to become the school's leading candidate to capture a national championship something no Mizzou team has done since the Tigers won an indoor track title in 1965.In...
Nation Digest
IRS official: She obeyed lawAt the center of a political storm, an Internal Revenue Service supervisor whose agents targeted conservative groups swore Wednesday that she did nothing wrong, broke no laws and never lied to Congress. Then she refused to...
Nhl Roundup - Notebook
Penguins romp, lead series 3-1Sidney Crosby was careful not to get too far ahead of himself after helping the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins rout the Ottawa Senators for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series."I'm not talking about anything...
Officer in Meth Arrest Gets Probation; He Pleads No Contest, May Continue Work
One of four officers charged in the beating of a wanted meth cook during an arrest pleaded no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor peace disturbance.Dion E. Wilson, an officer with the Lake Saint Louis Police Department, entered the plea before Audrain County...
One Dead in London Attack; Officials Cite Radical Islam, Call Incident near Military Barracks Terrorism
LONDON * In a brutal daylight attack that raised fears that terrorism had returned to London, two men with butcher knives hacked another man to death near a military barracks Wednesday before police wounded them in a shootout.In a video broadcast on...
Perez, Reynaldo "Ron" S
Perez, Reynaldo "Ron" S., II 41, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO with his family by his side. He was born on June 22, 1971 in Alton, IL, son of Reynaldo S. Perez I and Karen Sue (Plank) Perez. On October 17,...
Polish Man Gets Quick Face Transplant after Injury; Doctors Say They Made Life-Saving Decision for Patient, 33
WARSAW, Poland * A 33-year-old Polish man received a face transplant just three weeks after being disfigured in a workplace accident, in what his doctors said Wednesday is the fastest time frame to date for such an operation. It was Poland's first face transplant.Face...
'Poster Boy' for Colon Cancer Check; How I Did It; Ed Heigl Put off a Colonoscopy for Several Years before Finding He Was Seriously Afflicted
Ed Heigl, 57, was an elite runner, a bicyclist and ate healthful meals. That's why he didn't rush to have his first colonoscopy after turning 50, the recommended time to start colon cancer screenings if risk factors aren't present other than age.In May...
Prevent Crime by Giving Children the Right Start; Criminal Justice; Early Education Makes a Difference, as Does the Redeploy Illinois Program for Youths
There is a growing consensus among law enforcement that we need to be doing much more on the front end to prevent crime on the back end. That's why my office has created a Children's Justice Division to focus our efforts on truancy, child support, delinquency,...
Senior Pga Championship; If You Go - Five to Watch - by the Numbers - Thursday-Friday Tee Times
IF YOU GOWhen Today-SundayWhere Bellerive Country ClubON TVToday: 11 a.m-2 p.m., Golf Channel (replay at 11:30 p.m.)Friday: 11 a.m-2 p.m., Golf Channel (replay at 11:30 p.m.)Saturday: 2-5 p.m., KSDK (5) *Sunday: 2-5 p.m., KSDK (5)TICKETSOnline at spga2013.com;...
Shield Laws Bring Rules to News-Leaking Game; Journalists Must Keep Secrets for People Who Reveal Secrets
Barely a year into my reporting career, I needed a drug dealer. No, not for that. I figured I couldn't tell the full story of the mounting war against dope without someone to speak from the supply side.Demos Nicholas, then chief detective for the Madison...
SLU Hopes for Better A-10 Tourney; Last Year's Sudden Departure Serves as Incentive for 2013 Team
The reasons for last season's sudden and sad ending are unclear, but St. Louis University baseball coach Darin Hendrickson has a theory.The Billikens were given a bye week in the Atlantic 10 on the final weekend of the 2012 season, leaving them with...
Sports Digest
Legendary junior college coach Albrecht retires; Rams reserve is suspended for one game Randy Albrecht, the longtime men's basketball coach at Meramec Community College, who has been coaching the St. Louis Community College system for nearly four decades...
STILL GOING STRONG: Irwin Refuses to Let His Age Be a Barrier to Competing; SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Hale Irwin won't stand down. He just won't, doesn't believe in it."I think there's a lot of things that I'm not ready to give up, one of which is something that has been so, so good to me," Irwin said."Golf has not been my life, my family has been my...
STILL GOING STRONG: Watson Keeps Edge It Takes to Believe He Can Do It; SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
The man with the easy smile took all questions Wednesday afternoon. And then when the formal session ended he remained seated to field some more from a smaller group. Ushered outside by a Champions Tour official, the man patiently answered a string of questions...
Swierkosz, James Eugene
Swierkosz, James Eugene, PhD James Eugene Swierkosz, PhD, died suddenly on May 21, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Ella (nee Schervish) Swierkosz for almost 41 years. He is also survived by his beloved sister and brother-in-law Maria and Jerry Motsavage...
The Wolfpack Is Neutered by Poisonous 'Hangover Part III'; Return- To-Vegas Caper Comes Up Snake Eyes as Franchise Peters out; ENTERTAINMENT
The good news is that Ed Helms doesn't wake up in a Tijuana brothel with an amputated leg and a donkey in the room. The bad news is that you'll wish he had."The Hangover Part III" is the second sequel to the highest- grossing R-rated comedy of all time....
Triad Coach Villa's Final Season Ends with Loss; Chatham Glenwood 4, Triad 0; the Lady Knights Are Upended in Sectional Semifinal
MASCOUTAH * On a picture-perfect day on a picture-perfect pitch, Mike Villa's coaching career came to an end.One of the great skippers on either side of the Mississippi River, Villa announced before the season that this spring would be his last on the...
Westbrook Cuts Session Short; Notebook; Righthander Has Renewed Elbow Discomfort Throwing on the Side
SAN DIEGO * On the day when Cardinals lefthander Jaime Garcia learned he had to have season-ending shoulder surgery, righthander Jake Westbrook took a step back in his recovery from a sore elbow that has disabled him for two weeks.Westbrook had to end...
What's Up/Heads Up
WHAT'S UP * FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM05.25 Military salute * The Magic House children's museum in Kirkwood will offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families from this Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The museum, 516...
Work Begins on Bridgeton Landfill
People who live and work near Bridgeton Landfill know the wind can be their enemy or their ally.The latter was true Wednesday morning as contractors began work to remove sections of six large concrete pipes that are contributing to the foul smell that's...
World Digest
Kerry says U.S., allies ready to aid Syrian rebelsThe U.S. and several key allies looked again Wednesday for a strategy to end Syria's civil war, with their united efforts unable at the moment to stem the military gains of President Bashar Assad's regime,...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
Lack of free parking doomed downtown shoppingLost among the news articles regarding Macy's departure ("Macy's closing downtown is end of an era," May 21) and the decline of shopping is the major reason for downtown's demise: parking. More specifically,...
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