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Articles from July 6, 2013

Arts News
'The Wiz' keeps Oz here * The Black Rep's final production of the season, "The Wiz," was supposed to close June 30. But the family- friendly musical a soulful retelling of "The Wizard of Oz" by Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown has been a big hit....
Baseball Notes: Pittsburgh to Get Key Pitcher Back This Weekend
Pirates' Burnett set to return SundayA.J. Burnett is scheduled to return to the Pittsburgh Pirates' rotation on Sunday. Manager Clint Hurdle said the veteran righthander will start then against the Chicago Cubs after being sidelined for a month because...
Bombings of Shiites Kill 19 in Iraq
BAGHDAD * A suicide attacker and a car bombing killed at least 19 people and wounded 38 in attacks Friday targeting Shiites north of Baghdad.No one made immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, the latest in an increasing wave of violence across...
Cards Sink to a Win
It wasn't hard to perceive that something was amiss when Cardinals righthander Jake Westbrook was rocked for 10 hits and six runs in four innings in a loss Sunday in Oakland. Westbrook is a 103- game winner, although he has been batted about before in...
Carpenter Has Best Session 'By Far'
One of the staples, it seems, before the Cardinals play the first game of a home stand, is that veteran Chris Carpenter, doggedly trying to come back from a nerve ailment affecting his right shoulder and related back issues, throws a bullpen session...
Deaths Elsewhere
Ted Hood * A yachtsman, yacht designer and builder, and sailmaker from Rhode Island who captained the winner of the 1974 America's Cup, has died at the age of 86.Mr. Hood died June 28, 2013, at a nursing home in Middletown, near his home in Portsmouth,...
Digest
Relatives clash on stand in Zimmerman trialTrayvon Martin's mother and George Zimmerman's mother clashed on the witness stand Friday in Sanford, Fla., over whether the screams for help that can be heard in the background on a 911 call came from the teenager...
Digest
Dwight Howard headed to HoustonDwight Howard has agreed to a deal with the Houston Rockets, leaving behind the Los Angeles Lakers after only one season. He announced his decision on Twitter, writing in part, "I feel (it's) the best place for me ..."He...
Digest
JEFFERSON CITY > Nixon reinstates local taxes on vehicle sales * Missouri residents no longer can gain a tax break by buying a vehicle from an out-of-state dealer or an individual with a for- sale sign in the window.Gov. Jay Nixon enacted a law Friday...
Djokovic Captures Marathon Victory
LONDON * For 368 points, for five sets, for a semifinal record 4 hours, 43 minutes most quite marvelous, all with a berth in the Wimbledon final at stake Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro put on a memorable show.Their baseline exchanges were...
Edward Jones Dome Talks Enter New Stage
ST. LOUIS * Regional leaders have officially closed the door on a $700 million upgrade to the Edward Jones Dome, ushering in a new stage of negotiations with the St. Louis Rams.This week, officials charged with running the Dome formally rejected as...
Egypt Erupts as Islamists Push Back
CAIRO * Enraged Islamists pushed back Friday against the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi, as tens of thousands of his supporters took to the streets vowing to win his reinstatement and clashed with their opponents in violence that killed 30 and...
Every Leads Greenbrier, Michelson Misses Cut
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. * The first page of the Greenbrier Classic leader board is filled with golfers who'll get to do something they're unaccustomed to lately: playing on the weekend.Matt Every shot an 8-under 62 on Friday for a one-stroke lead over...
'Evil Spirit' Scam Targets Asians
NEW YORK * One woman was told by a fortune teller that her son was possessed by demons. Another was approached on a street in Chinatown by a stranger who eerily claimed her daughter would die in two days. A third was informed that her dead husband was communicating...
Faith Perspectives
If a person still believes in traditional one man-one woman marriage, is he or she automatically homophobic?I'd say no, but apparently that's a minority opinion.There are a substantial number of us who have no hostility toward those with same-sex attraction....
Gibbs Teammates Busch, Kenseth Lead Qualifying
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. * Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth had two of the strongest cars in the season-opening Daytona 500 but had nothing to show for it after a pair of engine failures.The Joe Gibbs Racing duo is determined not to let that happen tonight in...
Health Insurers Fear Young People Will Opt Out
MIAMI * Dan Lopez rarely gets sick and hasn't been to a doctor in 10 years. To him, buying health insurance feels like a waste of money.Even after the federal health overhaul takeseffect next year , Lopez said he probably would decide to pay the $100...
High-Flying Adventure Coming Soon to Creve Coeur Park
MARYLAND HEIGHTS * County parks official Anne Klein admitted to being a bit skeptical when a developer from Maryland pledged to seamlessly integrate recreation and nature at a tree-line adventure course in Creve Coeur Park.Klein, assistant director of...
It's a Double-Double for Holliday
Stiff neck? What stiff neck?Matt Holliday showed no signs of a bothersome pinched nerve Friday night, the same diagnosis that forced him to miss two games this week.He had two doubles in the 4-1 win over the Marlins and if it weren't for a couple of...
Jobs Report Shows Growing Confidence in Economy
U.S. employers are sending a message of confidence in the economy hiring more workers, raising pay and making the job market appear strong enough for the Federal Reserve to slow its bond purchases as early as September.The economy gained a robust 195,000...
Kroenke, Nixon Need to Put Deal Together
Five opinions:1. About Rams owner Stan Kroenke, stadiums, the CVC, and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon: Same as it ever was. The Rams have little or no real leverage. There is no credible, NFL-approved stadium plan in Los Angeles. The league controls the LA...
KSDK Anchor Makes Foray into Art World
FOR ART'S SAKE * After four years in STL, Ashley Yarchin mic- dropped her journalism job at KSDK (Channel 5) to join Christie's auction house.Yarchin's last shift was last Saturday, when she was treated to newsroom cake and numerous kudos. She soon will...
Law and Order
JERSEY COUNTY > Grafton man dead in rollover crash * A man from Grafton was killed in an accident early Thursday when he lost control of his pickup truck and crashed, police said. According to Illinois State Police, Lawrence Samuel Allen, 23, was driving...
Letters to the Editor, July 6
PrideFest parade takes sleaze and debauchery mainstreamWe all know about the sleaze that infects the East Side with a culture of strip clubs that exploit women in the most demeaning ways. It is not something the St. Louis region is proud of nor should...
Mizzou's Move to the SEC Has Been Good for Business
COLUMBIA, Mo. * In 2002, Greg and Cheryl Jarvis had a taste for chicken. Not just any chicken. They craved Zaxby's, the "fast casual" restaurant chain that's popular across the Southeast. The Columbia couple wanted to bring the company north to Missouri.Greg...
Nixon Kills Bill to Void Federal Gun Laws
JEFFERSON CITY * Saying Missouri cannot overrule federal law, Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that sought to make it a crime for federal agents to enforce gun control laws.Nixon said state legislators were trying "to resurrect the pre- Civil War concept...
No Pain, No Gain as Blues Fire Blanks
The Blues took swings at three free-agent centers and whiffed on each, but general manager Doug Armstrong believes striking out wasn't as impactful as some fans are suggesting because the situation isn't critical."It's interesting because I said if we...
Papal Seal of Approval
VATICAN CITY * Pope Francis cleared two of the 20th century's popes on Friday to be acknowledged as saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII.In a major demonstration of his papal...
Pirates Loaded with Pitching
The Pittsburgh Pirates, who have had 20 straight losing seasons, boasted the National League's best record as play began today, even without a .300 hitter in their lineup. Unusual as that may be, the Pirates also have the lowest earned run average in...
Religion Events
TODAYChurch open house & BBQ * St. Catherine of Siena American National Catholic Church invites you to a good old-fashioned BBQ and open house today at 4 p.m., with Mass to follow at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy food, activities for the children and fellowship. Free...
Roundup
Cubs no match for sailing BucsFrancisco Liriano pitched a four-hitter for his first complete game in more than two years, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won for the 11th time in 13 games, beating the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Friday.Liriano (8-3) went the distance...
Sagan Wins Seventh Stage, Is Tops among Sprinters
ALBI, France * Slovakia's Peter Sagan won the hilly seventh stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish Friday while South Africa's Daryl Impey kept the yellow jersey for another day before the race heads into the daunting Pyrenees.Sagan held off...
Saturday People
Few ticket scalpers for benefit concert in OklahomaA concert benefiting Oklahoma tornado victims has drawn some of the biggest names in country music, but with proceeds intended for charity, it is not attracting scalpers hoping to prey on an unsuspecting...
Schnucks Seeks to Shed Security Breach Lawsuits
Schnuck Markets Inc. is seeking to have two lawsuits, filed in connection with a recent payment card security breach, dismissed in federal courts.In late June the company filed two motions to dismiss lawsuits, which seek class-action status, against...
Syrian Army Launches Heavy Barrage on City of Homs
BEIRUT * Syrian government troops unleashed a major artillery barrage on the city of Homs on Friday, hitting buildings near a 13th- century mosque as they pressed an assault on rebel-held areas in the country's strategic heartland.Opposition activists...
Trade, Free Agency Roundup
Senators lose Alfredsson to Wings, acquire Ryan from the Ducks The Ottawa Senators tempered the loss of Daniel Alfredsson by acquiring fellow forward Bobby Ryan in a trade with Anaheim on Friday. In exchange for the four-time 30-goal scorer, the Senators dealt...
U.S. Prods Egyptians to Maintain Democracy
WASHINGTON * President Barack Obama's administration is turning to top officials to tout democracy, political transparency and peaceful protest for Egypt, a message that took on a hollow tone as the Egyptian military installed a new leader for the country...
What's Up/Heads Up
Battle of the Bands * The St. Louis County Library will sponsor a teen Battle of the Bands at 6:30 p.m. July 13 at County Library Headquarters, 1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard. The five finalist contestants will be the bands Just Press Play, Plywood Inspectors, Sounding...
World Briefs
8 from 'New IRA' charged in Irish bombingIrish police say eight men have been charged with being members of the main Irish Republican Army faction after a raid on a meeting in Dublin of suspected IRA leaders.A senior Irish police officer has told The...
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