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Articles from June 11, 2013

Baseball Notebook
Perez pleads not guiltyCleveland Indians two-time All-Star closer and former Cardinal Chris Perez and his wife have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor possession after marijuana was mailed to their home in their dog's name.The pleas were sent by fax to...
Baseball Roundup
Phillips drives in 6 runs for RedsBrandon Phillips hit a grand slam and matched his career high with six RBIs, and the Cincinnati Reds extended their dominance over the Chicago Cubs with a 6-2 win Monday in foggy conditions at Wrigley Field.Phillips...
Blues Get Younger by Subtraction of Vets
Few expected Scott Nichol or Andy McDonald to return to the Blues in 2013-14, but now that they've departed, the transformation of the team's roster is becoming more noticeable.If the Blues choose not to re-sign free agent Jamie Langenbrunner, and that's...
Business Digest
Tennessee firm buys Outsource Group * The Outsource Group, a Creve Coeur-based provider of revenue management services for the health care industry, is being acquired by Parallon, of Franklin, Tenn., which provides business and operational services for...
Cards Are Getting a Lot from Late Picks
NEW YORK * Cardinals rookie Trevor Rosenthal had already showered and started packing late Sunday night, perhaps recognizing that a cherished baseball tradition was about to pass him by. That's when word spread through the clubhouse.At first it seemed...
CHALLENGE AHEAD; with Games vs. N.C. State, W. Virginia, Illinois and UCLA, Mizzou Is Confident SEC Will like Its Basketball Schedule
KANSAS CITY * At last month's Southeastern Conference spring meetings, the men's basketball coaches agreed to submit their nonconference schedules to the league office for review in an effort to boost the SEC's postseason rsum.The SEC finished eighth...
CHINA CELEBRATES A DECADE IN SPACE; Astronauts' New Mission: Talk Up Their Work, Drum Up Interest
BEIJING * China's astronauts have braved the tension of docking with a space station and performed delicate tasks outside their orbiting capsule, but now face a more down-to-Earth job that is perhaps equally challenging: talking to young people about...
Deaths Elsewhere; Obituaries
Bob Thompson * One of the foremost composers and arrangers of what came to be known as "Space Age bachelor pad" music died May 21, 2013, in a Los Angeles nursing home, family members said. He was 88 and had Alzheimer's disease.In the late 1950s, Mr....
Ellisville Mayor Is Back in for Now; Paul Can Serve until Suit Is Settled
ELLISVILLE * With the stroke of a pen on Monday, a St. Louis County judge temporarily undid months of wrangling and nearly $100,000 in legal expenses over the ouster of Mayor Adam Paul.Paul, 32, a political newcomer who was elected after campaigning against...
Evans Is Making Most of Chance with U.S. Team; Not on Original Roster, He Scores Game-Winning Goal against Jamaica
SEATTLE * When the United States first released its roster for a stretch of three World Cup qualifying matches in less than two weeks, Brad Evans' name was absent.Five days passed before U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann decided to add Evans for additional...
Ex-News Anchor Sues KMOV over Contract; Larry Conners Wants Court to Nullify Provision Preventing Him from Seeking Employment as Broadcaster for a Year
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * Former KMOV news anchor Larry Conners is claiming in a lawsuit that the TV station violated his contract when it fired him last month.Because of that alleged breach of his contract, Conners wants a judge to free him from a no-compete...
Federal Government Drops Fight over Age Limit on Emergency Contraception Drug; If Judge Approves Compliance Plan, Justice Dept. Will Withdraw Appeal
NEW YORK * The federal government told a judge Monday that it will reverse course and take steps to comply with his order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions.The Department of Justice, in the latest development...
Fifth Suspect Is Charged in Killing of Overland Man
CLAYTON * A fifth person has been charged in the killing of a 22- year-old Overland man who was found shot to death inside the front door of his home April 21.St. Louis County prosecutors charged Nautica Jones, 18, of the 1600 block of Page Industrial...
Insightful 'King Lear,' on an Intimate Scale; Theater Review; Thanks to Some Powerful Performances, Big Tragedy Suits the Little Gaslight Theater
Around halfway through "King Lear" comes an agonizing scene: The king, abused by his greedy elder daughters and estranged by his own actions from his devoted youngest, has lost his mind.John Contini, who plays Lear in the lucid, austere production that...
Iraq Slammed by Bomb Blasts; at Least 57 Dead; Surge in Bombings Is Raising Fears of New Round of Sectarian Violence
BAGHDAD * A wave of car bombings rocked central and northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 57 people and extending the deadliest eruption of violence to hit the country in years.Attackers initially targeted marketgoers early in the morning, then turned...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * Killer gets 25 years in prison * Keith Meiners, 21, convicted of beating his friend and leaving him to die in a field, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison. In April, a jury convicted Meiners, of Overland, of second-degree murder...
Local Digest
KIRKWOOD > Band director resigns * The band director for the Kirkwood School District has resigned after an allegation of inappropriate conduct with a student, according to a letter from Superintendent Tom Williams emailed to parents Monday.Jason Rekittke,...
Metro Bus Drivers Voting on Whether to Seek Strike
ST. LOUIS * A few hundred Metro bus drivers, mechanics and clerical workers packed their union hall Monday night to rally support and to vote on taking the first steps toward a potentially crippling strike against the transit agency.No service disruptions...
Murdered Bhutanese Refugee Came to U.S. "Full of Hopes and Dreams"
Mon Rai told friends, customers anyone who would listen that he was going to be the father of a baby girl. He told his manager at the 7-Eleven where he worked in south St. Louis that his overnight Monday shift would be his last for a while so he could...
Nadal, Williams Are Looking Unbeatable; but Wimbledon's Grass Is a Much Bigger Challenge for One of Them
PARIS * Right now, French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are as good as it gets in tennis.The next time we see them competing, though, at Wimbledon in two weeks, Nadal will be merely a serious contender, while Williams will be the unquestioned...
Nation Digest
Organ transplant group sets up system for appeals, reviewsThe national organization that manages organ transplants rejected making emergency rule changes Monday for children under 12 who are waiting on lungs, but created a special appeal and review system...
New Money Fund Rules Are Puzzling; BUSINESS
In a puzzling example of regulatory hair-splitting, the Securities and Exchange Commission wants to give big institutions new information about their money-market funds, but withhold it from the little guy.The rationale is that institutions are more...
NSA Leak Fuels Outrage at Home, Abroad; Surveillance Will Go on, Officials Say
WASHINGTON * The White House faced fresh anger Monday at home and abroad over U.S. spy programs that track phone and Internet messages around the world in the hope of thwarting terrorist threats. But a senior intelligence official said there were no...
Obsessive Cards Fans Can Relax; There Is No Reason to Think This Team Will Miss Playoffs
Baseball has conditioned us to believe that nothing worthwhile ever happens in a flash. There's a reason this is the sport that takes you from the end of one winter season to the brink of another. Everything about the game, from the benefits of its strategies...
People; Entertainment
Weaver is leaving 'Vanya'Newly crowned Tony Award winner "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" has gotten a new lease on life, but one of its original actresses will be leaving.Producers of Christopher Durang's comical work that won the best play award...
Political Fix
From our online report on politics and government. STLtoday.com/ politicalfixSuper PAC quietly pours big bucks into Missouri congressional election * In the final days before Missouri's special congressional election last week, a Washington-based "super...
Power-Play Goals Are Likely to Be Scarce in Final Round; Blackhawks and Bruins Have Both Excelled at Killing Penalties; NHL
CHICAGO * When it comes to power plays in the Stanley Cup Finals, the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins might just prefer to keep going with everyone on the ice.The last two teams in the NHL playoffs have been lousy with the man advantage and terrific...
Save Money. Save Lives.; Our View; Yet Another Study Solidly Backs Medicaid Expansion
Carter C. Price is a math geek.Make that a super math geek. Mr. Price has both a master's and doctorate in applied mathematics from the University of Maryland to go with his math and physics degrees from Hendrix College in Arkansas.So when Mr. Price,...
Schools Should Encourage Students to Be Active; Physical Education; an Hour of Activity Each Day Improves Children's Cognitive Development
Way back when I was in fifth grade at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic school in Cleveland, my teacher was Sister Mary Milburg. Little did I know then that even in her 40th year of teaching, she was way ahead of her time.Sr. Milburg had some peculiar teaching...
Senate Passes Massive Farm Bill; Half-Trillion-Dollar Measure Would Cut Some Subsidies, Expand Others
WASHINGTON * The Senate passed on Monday a five-year, half- trillion-dollar farm bill that expands government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts while making small cuts to food stamps.The bill passed on a bipartisan 66-27 vote. The legislation, which...
Spurs Aren't Letting James Dominate; but Even with Success against Miami Star, San Antonio Is on Its Heels after Loss in Game 2; NBA
SAN ANTONIO * Somehow, some way, the San Antonio Spurs seem to have discovered a secret that every team in the league desperately searched for all season long. They have figured out a way to slow down LeBron James.Whether it's Kawhi Leonard's incredible...
State Audit Faults $170,000 Given to Child Care Centers
A state audit released Monday chastised the management of a Missouri fund to improve child care and early childhood education access for children, alleging poor oversight, conflicts of interest and failure to recoup $171,500 in unexecuted contracts.In...
Tebow to Sign with New England
Tebow to sign with New England PatriotsA person familiar with the situation says quarterback Tim Tebow will be signing with the New England Patriots and joining their minicamp today, if he passes a physical.The person spoke on condition of anonymity...
THE ELLISVILLE FOLLIES: RETURN OF THE MAYOR - Fair or Foul?
FAIR: The Great Ellisville Railroad finally has run out of steam. St. Louis County Circuit Court Judge David Lee Vincent's order Monday reinstating at least temporarily Mayor Adam Paul gives the city a chance to recover from its self-inflicted governmental...
What's Up/Heads Up
WHAT'S UP * FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM06.13 Vietnam Wall model is coming * The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall will be on display Thursday through Sunday on the campus of Lindbergh High School, 4900 South Lindbergh Boulevard. The Sunset...
Wikileaks Trial Finds Itself Sharing Spotlight; Bradley Manning's Court-Martial Resumes as Nation Learns about Second Leak by Another Intelligence Agent
FORT MEADE, MD. * Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's court-martial for giving hundreds of thousands of sensitive documents to WikiLeaks entered its second week Monday in a fresh spotlight cast by a brand- new leak by another low-level intelligence employee.Like...
World Digest
Mandela's condition is serious but stable, South Africa reportsFormer South African president Nelson Mandela was in serious but stable condition in a hospital in Pretoria for the third day Monday with a recurring lung infection. As family members visited...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
Fracking will create a lot of jobsTired of the debate over building a pipeline across the middle of the nation to move fracked oil to the Gulf?Forget for a moment that the water injected into the earth to force out the oil is itself a precious resource.Oil...
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