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Articles from June 23, 2013

1951 Cottage in Glendale Is Welcoming from the Start; Influence of Fran Wilner's Decorator Pals Abounds; AT HOME; FRAN WILNER
The word "welcome" on the doormat seems superfluous. With yellow petunias in the flower beds and fabric pillows on the porch's wrought-iron bench, the message is already clear.Though Fran Wilner describes her 1951 home as a cozy cottage, "charming" should...
8 Ways to Bring the Outdoors Inside
From succulents to rocks to tree limbs, we discovered a few inexpensive ways to add outdoor style inside the home. "I love outdoor elements and want to bring them indoors as much as possible," says Sandi Hillermann McDonald, president of Hillermann Nursery...
All-Metro Schools / School Programs of the Year / School Programs of the Year Finalists
ALL-METRO, BY SCHOOLAll-Metro honors, by school, for the 2012-13 academic season. School First Second Third TotalT1. Edwardsville 13 9 6 28T1. Lafayette 10 11 7 283. Francis Howell 14 7 6 27T4. CBC 11 6 7 24T4. St. Joseph's 10 9 5 246. John Burroughs...
A Look Back; President Harding Speaks on Weighty Subject Via Radio from St. Louis in 1923
ST. LOUIS * "We heard every word distinctly from our country place on Long Island."So jotted former U.S. Sen. William Calder of New York in a telegram to President Warren G. Harding, who had just delivered a major speech in St. Louis to a national convention....
Americans, Unwilling to Save, Face Retirement Unprepared
If you have saved enough to afford a comfortable retirement, congratulations. You're in a tiny minority.A new study says only 10 percent of Americans have saved enough in a 401(k) plan or individual retirement account to put them on track to retire....
As Economy Improves, Businesses Scramble; A Third of All Employees Plan to Look for New Jobs This Year, According to a Study by Harris; 2013 TOP WORKPLACES
As the economy picks up, companies are hiring again and putting a priority on keeping the workers they have, a recent survey finds.That's good news if you are looking for a job or hoping to get more out of the one you have."The attitude has gone from...
AT THE TOP, SOME STOOD OUT; Three Executives, 11 Employers Scored Highest in Key Categories; 2013 TOP WORKPLACES
Among this year's crop of Top Workplaces, some leaders and organizations merit special recognition. Among them, three local executives who scored highest when employees were asked how much confidence they had in their organization's leader. Those top...
Baseball Roundup
Astros beat Cubs on squeeze buntRonny Cedeno's squeeze bunt scored Justin Maxwell with the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning to lead the Houston Astros over the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Saturday.J.D. Martinez tied the game with a three-run homer in the...
Beltran's Contract Situation Complex
Carlos Beltran wants to play in St. Louis beyond 2013. As if to show that he's serious, Beltran has put up a down payment of 17 home runs so far this season."I would love to be back," Beltran said. "Absolutely."The Cardinals appreciate everything about...
Berkman Is Upbeat despite Struggles; Former Cardinal Is Having Fun While Back in St. Louis
Watching Lance Berkman work a room or in this case, the area behind the cage during early Cardinals batting practice one quickly realizes he still has it.Berkman never works blue. That wouldn't be him. But here he is pantomiming his own decrepit stance...
Best Sellers - Books
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended June 16.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Inferno" * Dan Brown2. "And the Mountains Echoed" * Khaled Hosseini3. "Bad Monkey" * Carl Hiaasen4. "The Eye of Moloch" * Glenn Beck5. "The Silver...
Blazek Latest Rookie to Pitch In
Michael Blazek became the eighth Cardinals rookie pitcher on Saturday night to make his major-league debut. Blazek struck out two of the three men he faced in a perfect ninth inning. But, given what his predecessors had done, this hardly should have...
Breathing Life Back into Luxury; Realistic Pricing, Buyer Demand Are Spurring Sales
The new boss of Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. and her family initially targeted Clayton as the preferred location of their new home. But the scarcity of available high-end homes there prompted the family of Sharon Price John, who this month became chief...
Brock, Charles H. "Charley" Was Born to the Late Carey and Ruth Brock on June 25
Brock, Charles H. "Charley" was born to the late Carey and Ruth Brock on June 25, 1917 in Ridgeway, Missouri where he was raised. He was the valedictorian of his high school class and then attended the University of Missouri graduating in 1939 after...
Cards Could Net Hat Trick in Major Awards; BASEBALL INSIDERS
With catcher Yadier Molina widely considered to be the National League's most valuable player for the first half of the season, and with pitchers Adam Wainwright and Shelby Miller perhaps the best in the Cy Young and rookie of the year considerations,...
Chicago Gets an Edge at Home; Blackhawks 3, Bruins 1; Kane Scores Two Goals to Lead Way; Stanley Cup Finals | Chicago Leads Series 3- 2
CHICAGO * Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks have that look again, and another Stanley Cup is within reach.Kane scored two goals, Corey Crawford made 24 saves and the Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 on Saturday night to take a 3- 2 lead in...
Doctors Progressing toward 'Artificial Pancreas'
Doctors are reporting a major step toward an "artificial pancreas," a device that would constantly monitor blood sugar in people with diabetes and automatically supply insulin as needed.A key component of such a system an insulin pump programmed to shut...
Erickson, Sara Blanchard Passed Away June 5
Erickson, Sara Blanchard passed away June 5, 2013 in Davidson, North Carolina. She was buried at the Veteran's Administration Cemetery in Salisbury, North Carolina on June 10, 2013, joining her husband Robert F. Erickson, veteran of World War II and...
Expansion Reflects Personality of Director Brent Benjamin
Once an architecture student, St. Louis Art Museum director Brent Benjamin insisted upon the perfect design for the museum's expansion.He wanted a building as world class as the art inside, but not so showy as to upstage the original Cass Gilbert museum,...
Farmland Values Are Cooling after Years of Explosive Growth
The boom in farmland values, which triggered frenzied auctions and record sale prices, is over. That's the bad news for Midwestern farmers. The good news is there's no bust on the horizon, economists believe.Midwestern farmland values have soared in...
Ferry Closures Result in Longer Commutes When Rivers Rise
GRAFTON, Ill. * Swollen rivers have idled ferry service twice so far this year, reminding Illinois motorists who live inCalhoun County that a commute can more than double when Mother Nature deals a bad hand.During the latest river uprising, one of the...
Firefighters Believe They Can Save Town from Massive Blaze; Wildfire Slows outside South Fork, Colo
DEL NORTE, Colo. * A massive wildfire threatening a tourist region in southwestern Colorado has grown to nearly 60 square miles, but officials said Saturday that the erratic blaze had slowed and they were optimistic they could protect the town of South...
Flap over Flag Is among First Tests of Taliban's Commitment to Talks
DOHA, Qatar * The Taliban signaled a willingness to meet demands to keep their flag lowered as the U.S. warned Saturday that their newly opened political office in Qatar might have to be closed as talks aimed at ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan...
FLEXIBILITY AND BALANCE - NESTL PURINA PETCARE COMPANY; High Morale Translates into Better Productivity; 2013 TOP WORKPLACES
When he comes to work at Nestl Purina PetCare, brand manager David Rodriguez often brings his whole family with him.He and his wife, who also works at Nestl Purina, drop off their 7- month-old son Mateo at the company's on-site daycare. And a couple days...
Food, Music Draw Crowds to Hispanic Festival
Fruit-filled empanadas and pulsating Latin music were among the attractions that drew crowds Saturday to the Fiesta in Florissant.At the two-day event, which celebrates Hispanic culture and traditions, athletic jerseys emblazoned with Latin American...
Francis Howell Takes Honor for the First Time; LARGE SCHOOLS PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Tony Perkins is surrounded by it and, frankly, loves every minute.The Francis Howell baseball coach had four children (two freshmen, a junior and a senior) enrolled at the school this year. He knows the athletics talent pool walking the halls backward...
Freese Looks Back ... and Ahead; with Texas in Town, Series Memories Are in Focus but Will He Soon Be a Mere Memory for Cards?; BASEBALL INSIDERS
The morning after two swings made him a household name and an October legend, Cardinals third baseman David Freese received a series of direct messages on Twitter from a new fan.The long note came in 140-character bursts of congratulations, each attached...
From the Editor: Taking an In-Depth Look at St. Louis Bosnians
The vibrant Bosnian community in the Bevo Mill neighborhood might ring familiar to those who frequent the area in south St. Louis, those who have perhaps eaten at the family restaurants or shopped at the small businesses.But for many residents, the textures...
Harding Makes Radio Address; A Look Back; Speech Six Weeks before His Death Urges the U.S. to Join the World Court
ST. LOUIS * "We heard every word distinctly from our country place on Long Island." So jotted former U.S. Sen. William Calder of New York in a telegram to President Warren G. Harding, who had just delivered a major speech in St. Louis to a national convention. Harding's...
HOW TOP WORKPLACES ARE IDENTIFIED; Not Only Do More Local Employers Make the List, St. Louis Tops the Nation in 2013; 2013 TOP WORKPLACES
To compile the annual list of Top Workplaces, the Post-Dispatch contracts with WorkplaceDynamics, a survey firm with offices in Exton, Pa., and London.WorkplaceDynamics launched the process early this year by inviting St. Louis area organizations to...
'I AM AMERICAN FIRST AND BOSNIAN SECOND'; A Community of 70,000 Has Remade the Region, All in Pursuit of a Dream; MAKING ST. LOUIS HOME; THE BOSNIAN RESETTLEMENT 20 YEARS LATER
At Cafe Milano, next door to the Bosnian Chamber of Commerce near the iconic Bevo Mill, young men sit at the bar midday drinking coffee, smoking and joking with the pretty bartender. At Mesnica Pehlan, a meat market, U.S. and Bosnian flags are affixed...
Kathleen Brickey Dies; Pioneering Law School Professor
Kathleen Brickey, a professor at Washington University School of Law who was considered a pioneer in the field of white collar and corporate law, died Wednesday (June 19, 2013).She was 68 and lived in University City. She died of kidney failure, her...
Kelly Moves into 5th Starter Spot
The Cardinals have not yet determined when they will use a fifth starter in the coming weeks, but they know who will be added to the rotation when they do.Joe Kelly, who held the Cardinals in Friday's game with five shutout innings of emergency relief,...
KINSHIP AND COMMUNITY - ROSSMAN SCHOOL; Trust Provides a Foundation That Lifts Morale; 2013 TOP WORKPLACES
On school days, Larry Huusko rises before daybreak to get set for his 64-mile commute through rush-hour traffic from Carlyle, Ill., to Creve Coeur."I was born to do this," said the physical education teacher. "I'm not a banker. I'm not a scientist. I...
Law & Order
BELLEVILLE * Police look into infant's death * Belleville police are investigating the death of a 3-month-old child who was found unresponsive in a home in the 1600 block of Lasalle Street early Saturday. The child, whose identity was not released, was...
McClellan: Hospital Bill Is Its Own Stress Test
In the spring of 1996, I began having chest pains. I eventually went to a cardiologist. He determined that one of my arteries was partially clogged, and he performed an angioplasty to clear the blockage. As I understand it which is vaguely he somehow...
McMurray Surprisingly Wins Pole at Sonoma; Former Joplin, Mo. Driver Earns First Top Spot of Season
SONOMA, Calif. * As Jamie McMurray turned a corner on the season with a string of solid finishes, he picked Sonoma Raceway as a track he was looking forward to racing.It seemed like a strange selection considering McMurray has just one top-10 finish...
Modern Details for a Historic Destination; ART MUSEUM
Originally designed as the Palace of Fine Arts of the 1904 World's Fair, the St. Louis Art Museum boasts a grand lobby and a beautiful Beaux Arts facade. But what it needed was a basement. The new $160 million expansion project not only showcases the...
More Political Corruption in China; Subtle Errors Can Mean Trouble in Shanghai in Latest Book of St. Louisan's Detective Series; FICTION - BOOKS
In his eighth novel in this detective series, Qiu Xiaolong has fashioned Chief Inspector Chen Cao of Shanghai into an ambiguous figure who may know what's right but has become unsure about his moral choices.In "Enigma of China," Chen, always a figure...
Mound City Money
Bullard dissents * A half-sentence in a Federal Reserve policy statement was not enough for James Bullard. The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank president issued a news release Friday explaining the reasons for his dissenting vote at the Federal Open Market...
MOUND CITY MONEY - Bullard Dissents
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/ moundcitymoneyBullard dissents * A half-sentence in a Federal Reserve policy statement was not enough for James Bullard. The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank president issued a news release...
Multi-Dimensional Glass Art for Windows; Made in St. Louis: Linda Sutterer
Linda SuttererAge* 56Home* MarthasvilleFamily* Husband Joe; son, Jacob, 23What she makes* Linda makes handmade two- and three-dimensional stained, mosaic and fused glass art (glass gifts and personalized windows). Visit her store at 513 West South Street...
Museum Expansion Projects across the Country; ART MUSEUM
Nelson-Atkins MuseumLocation * Kansas CityCost * $200 millionSize * 165,000 square feetArchitect * Steven Holl ArchitectsOriginally built * 1933Completed * 2007Features * Green roof, vaulted ceilings, reflecting pool, sculpture parkSource: nelson-atkins.orgMilwaukee...
NASA Picks 8 New Astronauts, 4 of Them Women; List Includes First Female Fighter Pilot in Years
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. * NASA has eight new astronauts its first new batch in four years.Among the lucky candidates: the first female fighter pilot to become an astronaut in nearly two decades. Four of the eight are women, the highest percentage of female astronaut...
Nation Digest
Crash at Ohio air show kills 2A plane carrying a wing walker crashed at an air show and exploded into flames Saturday, killing the pilot Charlie Schwenker and stunt walker Jane Wicker, authorities said.The crash of the 450 HP Stearman happened around...
Newly Insured Will Widen Primary Care Doctor Gap; Appointments Could Be Harder to Get under Affordable Care Act
COLUMBUS, Ohio * Getting face time with the family doctor could soon become even harder.A shortage of primary care physicians in some parts of the country is expected to worsen as millions of newly insured Americans gain coverage under the federal health...
No Magic This Time
There would be no October magic this June because of trends that have confounded the Cardinals and their influential hitter since April.The crowned kings of comebacks when last the Texas Rangers visited Busch Stadium, the Cardinals had their No. 3 hitter...
Novel's Narrator Waits for Her Execution for Murder; FICTION - BOOKS
Elizabeth L. Silver, with a background in both creative writing and law, has written a sophisticated debut novel highlighting both her academic fields."The Execution of Noa P. Singleton" is narrated by 35-year-old Noa, a woman on death row in Pennsylvania...
Our Towns; Home; Exploring the Multiple Personalities of St. Louises
Last Sunday, owing to jury duty the previous week, my thoughts did not appear in this space. Instead we ran a curious piece by Martin Daly, a local man, attacking a story in the New York Times written by Curtis Sittenfield, a local woman, who had the...
Overdraft Fees: Ripoff or Fair Deterent?
Speed, and the cops give you a ticket. Pay your taxes late, and the IRS demands a penalty. Forget the pen knife in your pocket, and airport security will donate it to Uncle Sam.Little goofs cost us a little money, and we accept it as part of life.Why,...
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ST. LOUIS > Peabody CEO target of protest * About 50 protesters staged a demonstration in the Central West End neighborhood Saturday where Peabody Energy's Chairman and CEO Greg Boyce lives, marching a papier-mch puppet of his image across Lindell Boulevard.Just...
Processing Food to Look More Natural; Companies Want Factory-Made Products to Resemble Homemade So They'll Attract Buyers
NEW YORK * Here's the latest goal for food makers: Perfect the art of imperfection.When stretching out the dough for its premium "Artisan Pizzas," Domino's workers are instructed not to worry about making the rectangles too perfect: The pies are supposed...
Rachel Gold Doesn't Flinch over St. Louis Murder Case; FICTION - BOOKS
Fictional lawyer Rachel Gold hangs her shingle in the Central West End and returns for an eighth adventure in "The Flinch Factor," by Michael A. Kahn, a real-life lawyer here in St. Louis.This time around, Gold is upset by the fate of Nick Moran, a talented...
Refresh Your Deck with These DIY Tips; Several Cleaning Products Are Available, and Power-Washing Is a Good Alternative
Q * I just moved in to a new home. The deck apparently hasn't been kept up to date as far as staining. Is this something I can do myself?A * Not only can you refresh your deck by yourself, you might even find it to be fun (well, maybe). The first step...
Schmid, Arthur Eugene Stevens (Steve) Arthur Eugene Stevens (Steve) Schmid Passed Away on Thursday
Schmid, Arthur Eugene Stevens (Steve)Arthur Eugene Stevens (Steve) Schmid passed away on Thursday, June 20th, 2013, at the age of 84. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Betty Bachle Schmid, their four sons, Leo Bachle (Randy), Edwin Alexander...
SELMA'S CELEBRATION; A Lamb Roast Carries on a Family Tradition after Young Woman's Milestone Event; MAKING ST. LOUIS HOME; THE BOSNIAN RESETTLEMENT 20 YEARS LATER [Corrected 06/26/13]
With a cigarette dangling from his mouth, Hajro Smajic added charcoal to a towering pile of sticks in a barbecue pit crafted from a split-open oil drum. Then he hooked up a small motor to turn a spit on the grill.When everything was ready, he lit another...
Sharapova Lobs a Shot at Serena over Romance; as Wimbledon Nears, Stars Exchange Digs on Who's Dating Whom
LONDON * Maria Sharapova took quite a shot at Serena Williams and it was nowhere near a tennis court.At her pre-Wimbledon news conference Saturday, Sharapova was asked about a recent Rolling Stone article where the author surmised that critical comments...
Sound Off: Fond Memories of McCarver, Boos for FSM Broadcasters
McCarver is fine interviewer, tooDan Caesar's excellent article (in the Thursday Post-Dispatch) on Tim McCarver leaving baseball broadcasting after this season did not mention "The Tim McCarver Show" on television. He was a truly gifted interviewer,...
Sports Digest
Police, dogs search Hernandez home againState police officers and dogs searched the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez again Saturday as they continue to investigate the killing of a semi-pro football player whose body was found nearby.The...
St. Louis Police Chief Wants Drones
ST. LOUIS * In Chief Sam Dotson's vision of modern policing, a drone would circle Busch Stadium to watch for terrorists, or silently pursue a criminal who thought the chase was over when the officer in the car behind him turned off its red lights and...
Syrian War Threatens to Spiral into Sectarian Chaos, Kerry Says
DOHA, Qatar * Unless the bloodshed in Syria stops, the region could descend into a chaotic sectarian conflict, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday, as he called for an urgent political resolution to the war that has dragged on for two years...
TEACHING AND LEARNING - ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL; Support for Professional Development Builds Enthusiasm; 2013 TOP WORKPLACES
For Mary Russo and the other teachers and staff at St. Louis University High School, the pace of life slows with the start of summer break.But not much. Russo, a teacher at the Jesuit preparatory high school for boys for the past 12 years, will attend...
Tempest in a Cereal Bowl; Cheerios Commercial with Interracial Family Stirred a Faux Controversy
The Cheerios commercial that sent shock waves through the media was so controversial that I had to watch it twice to figure out what I was missing.An adorable little girl is asking her mother about the cereal's heart-healthy benefits. A sleeping dad...
Tenaska Drops Taylorville Coal Plant Project; Company Says Illinois Refused to Agree to a 30-Year Contract
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. * A Nebraska company dropped plans to build a $3.5 billion coal-based power plant in central Illinois, saying it instead will focus on developing natural gas-fueled and renewable facilities elsewhere.Omaha, Neb.-based Tenaska said a...
Theater of Absurdity; Our View; with or without Karzai, Talk to the Taliban
Last week the theater of the absurd opened a production in Doha, Qatar, where with the sort of cheesy pomp normally associated with Donald Trump, representatives of the Taliban raised a flag and snipped a ribbon to mark the opening of what they regarded...
The Changing Face of Local TV: Who Benefits from Media Cosolidation
St. Louis is playing a starring role in the latest mega- consolidation in the media industry. The move by Gannett Co. to buy Belo Corp., announced June 13, is among several big changes that will affect the local television market, leading to changes...
There's No Place like 'Dome'; Stephen King's 'Under the Dome' Is Summer's Hot TV Event; TELEVISION
Stephen King's 2009 thriller "Under the Dome" runs a massive 1,074 pages in hardcover, telling the interwoven stories of the people of Chester's Mill, Maine, after a mysterious dome descends, cutting them off from the rest of the world.On television,...
Top Companies (Large, Medium, Small); 2013 Top Workplaces
TOP LARGE COMPANIES (500 or more employees)Rank Name ... Industry ... Employees1 Nestl Purina PetCare Co. ... Consumer Goods ... 1,7272 Edward Jones ... Financial Services ... 4,9023 Missouri Baptist University ... College / University ... 7974 Francis...
Tossing Cellphone from Theater Prompts Debate among Readers; Teenager, 80-Something Commenter Think Sherpa Is Taking the Wrong Tack on Rudeness
Is there any doubt most Americans are fed up with the rampant rudeness infecting modern society?I wrote two weeks ago about New York columnist Kevin Williamson, who was thrown out of a theater for grabbing a phone from a fellow audience member and tossing...
Trail of the Week; Trail among the Trees
Seeking high ground on the trails in the region has become a mission this rain-soaked year. Since celebrating Rockwoods Reservation's birthday last week, it's fitting to pick out this trail as a place to walk until muddier and more submerged areas are back.Where...
Tuscany; Soaking Up Wine and Art in a Region Where There's Almost Too Much to See
FLORENCE, ITALYA little more than three decades ago, I walked into Gallery 10- 14 in the Uffizi and came face-to-face with Botticelli's "La Primavera."It's a room normally jammed with tourists, but on that gray January day I had it almost to myself....
Watson Falters on Back Nine, in a Three-Way Tie at Travelers; 2010 Champion Bogeyed Three of His Final Six Holes
CROMWELL, Conn. * Bubba Watson made three bogeys in his last six holes Saturday to help create a three-way tie after three rounds at the Travelers Championship.Watson, Graham DeLaet, who tied for the low round of the day with a 65, and Charley Hoffman...
Westminster Gets Another Nod; SMALL SCHOOLs PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Excuse us if this is getting boring. For Westminster, it's not.For the third time in four years, Westminster is the STLhighschoolsports.com small schools program of the year.With its continued success in an wide array of sports, Westminster earns the...
What Makes for a Good Workplace?; the Way People Are Treated at Work Means at Least as Much as Their Compensation; 2013 TOP WORKPLACES
If there's one thing St. Louis' top workplaces these days have in common it is this: They offer their employees something more than just a paycheck.Freedom and flexibility. Work/life balance. A sense of purpose. Those were common threads among the anonymous...
What Matters Most
"So it's all about the perks, right?"I get this question all the time. Espresso machines, ping-pong tables, massage chairs, beer. Surely, these perks make the difference between a Top Workplace and an average workplace.We surveyed one out of every 88...
WHAT MATTERS MOST; the Best Way to Understand an Organization's Health Is to Ask the Employees What They Think; 2013 TOP WORKPLACES
"So it's all about the perks, right?"I get this question all the time. Espresso machines, ping-pong tables, massage chairs, beer. Surely, these perks make the difference between a Top Workplace and an average workplace.We surveyed one out of every 88...
What's Up/Heads Up
WHAT'S UP * FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM06.25 Suspense author appearance * St. Louis suspense author Michael Kahn will discuss and sign copies of his latest novel "The Flinch Factor" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 South...
What's Where in the East Building; Collection Showcases Major Works by Richter, Rothko and Serra; ART MUSEUM
Twenty-one new galleries, 230 works of art. The new East Building of the St. Louis Art Museum will offer art lovers a fresh look at some of contemporary art's best works. Some pieces, such as Tony Smith's "Free Ride," have been locked in storage for...
Williams, Harman Ray Passed Away June 20
Williams, Harman Ray passed away June 20, 2013, in Glen Carbon, Illinois after an extended illness. He was born February 9, 1929 in Middlebrook, Arkansas, to Fred and Marie Harman Williams. He was married to Bashie Kane on July 7, 1950 and she survives....
World Digest
Turkish police break up protestsTurkish police used water cannon to disperse thousands gathered in Istanbul's Taksim Square on Saturday to observe a memorial for four people killed during recent anti-government protests. The officers later fired tear...
Your Travels Digest
Cruise prices dip for late summer and beyond * If you want an affordable late-summer, fall or winter getaway, consider a cruise vacation.Airfares drop after the peak summer season of July and early August and cruise prices drop because demand is lower.Even...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
Government should heed experts' advice on trees for Arch groundsRegarding "Risky tree choice for Arch" (June 17):In August 1967, I was appointed to be the first urban forester for the Missouri Department of Conservation. I was assigned to St. Louis and...
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