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Articles from July 21, 2013

10 Rams Questions Entering Training Camp
With the start of Rams training camp this week, we'll begin to get the answers to several questions surrounding the 2013 season:1.) Boom or bust for Bradford?Not really. But this could be a defining year for Sam Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in the...
'67 Borders Basis for Revival of Talks, Palestinians Say
JERUSALEM * Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to resume peace talks with Israel only after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave him a letter guaranteeing that the basis of the negotiations will be Israel's pre-1967 borders, two senior Palestinian...
Across U.S., Calls for Equality, Justice; Thousands Gather for Rallies Inspired by Death of Trayvon Martin, Acquittal of His Killer
ATLANTA * A week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people gathered nationwide for rallies to press for changes to self-defense laws and for federal civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch...
After 34 Years, Hazelwood City Manager Moving On
HAZELWOOD * Edwin G. Carlstrom began his working days advising local governments as a kind of traveling city administrator through southwest Nebraska. He ran a council of 24 local governments out on the prairie in cowboy and ranching communities.After...
A Look Back; America Rations Food during World War II, and Civilians Make Do
DES PERES * A hungry crew of 25 wheat harvesters gathered around the farmhouse table. Mrs. Otto Deutschmann put out a dozen platters of fried chicken and a dozen bowls of vegetables, and dearly wished she could have offered more."I did the best I could,"...
A MISSION FOR A TV JUNKIE; Gail Pennington Heads for Los Angeles to Report on What's New in Broadcast TV and Cable
Sweaters for icy hotel ballrooms? Check. Immune boosters to keep me healthy and energetic? Check. Chargers for multiple electronic devices? Check, check and check.I'm packed up and ready to head to Los Angeles for the summer edition of the Television...
Asparagus Flap over Race Prompts Outpouring of Venom; Social Media Fuel Incendiary Reaction from Readers about a Quirky Story
Asparagus is a flowering vegetable that draws nary a tilted eyebrow when featured in the food section. But a Post-Dispatch story Wednesday about a quasi-public official in University City seeking social justice over allegations of dried asparagus unleashed...
Author Takes Readers to 17th-Century Italy; St. Louisan's 'Belladonna' Continues the Fantasy Series; BOOKS
"Belladonna" is the second installment of the fantasy series "The Secrets of the Eternal Rose," but readers won't have a problem following the plot if they haven't read the first book, "Venom."St. Louis author Fiona Paul sets "Belladonna" in early 17th- century...
Baseball Roundup
Pirates lose to Reds again Joey Votto drove in a pair of runs, and Shin-Soo Choo extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games on Saturday, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that revolved around an early...
Best-Sellers - Books
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended July 14.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Inferno" * Dan Brown2. "Hidden Order" * Brad Thor3. "Bombshell" * Catherine Coulter4. "Second Honeymoon" * Patterson/Roughan5. "And the Mountains...
British Open - Key Hole/scores/tee-Times
SATURDAY'S KEY HOLEHole: No. 17 Yardage: 575 Par: 5Stroke Average: 5.14 Rank: 11th Fact: Leader Lee Westwood birdied there, as did Hunter Mahan to climb into the fi nal pairing alongside the Englishman. Tiger Woods, the only other player below par for...
Cards Put Holliday on DL
Rather than have left fielder Matt Holliday reach to return this weekend and risk aggravating his hamstring injury, the Cardinals took away that possibility by placing their No. 3 hitter on the disabled list. General manager John Mozeliak said it was...
Carpenter's Comeback Isn't Getting Closer; BASEBALL
MEMPHIS * Chris Carpenter never pretended this was some trip to CandyLand. His attempted comeback from a chronic nerve disorder complicated by lower back issues was advertised as a long shot. Truth to tell, what transpired at AutoZone Park Saturday night...
Code of the West, CRACKED; Self-Defense; the Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Reconsiders
We're back once again at the 4-H Club the Heavenly Hall of Hollywood Heroes where the weekly poker game is again under way.When we were here last, the heroes were concerned that they were taking the rap for America's culture of gun violence. As Gary...
Cowboys Owner Jones Says Garrett's Job Not in Jeopardy
Cowboys owner Jones saysGarrett's job not in jeopardyJerry Jones opened his 25th training camp as owner of the Dallas Cowboys sounding as if coach Jason Garrett would be around for 25 more.The first vote of confidence came even before someone could ask Saturday...
Crooks Who Stole Schnucks Data Lie Far from Law Enforcement's Grasp
In late March, before Schnuck Markets Inc. knew the extent of a breach that compromised as many as 2.4 million debit and credit cards, a Walmart employee in Plano, Texas, saw something strange.The employee, a loss prevention officer, noticed a woman...
Eades, Joseph William II
Eades, Joseph William II, M.D. 79 years old, died on July 16, 2013 of Alzheimer's at home. Joe was born in St. Louis, MO on January 18, 1934 to the late Dr. Dee and Miriam Hendricks Eades. He attended Community Day, Burroughs, Amherst College and Washington University...
Egypt Forms Committee to Retool Constitution
CAIRO * Egypt's interim president selected a team of legal experts Saturday to rewrite controversial portions of the Islamist- drafted constitution, as the military-backed leadership moved quickly to try to capitalize on the ouster of the country's first freely...
FAA Wants 787s' Emergency Beacons Inspected
WASHINGTON * Airlines should inspect the emergency locator transmitters of all Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the Federal Aviation Administration urged Friday following a fire earlier in the week aboard one of the airliners while parked at London's Heathrow Airport.British...
Fashion Events
Crowning Glory: The Hat-Wearing Tradition * Exhibit explores head- coverings in the African-American community through four themes. Display of more than 50 hats and artifacts includes traditional African head coverings and traditional Zulu headwear worn...
Fate of Laumeier's Ernest Trova Sculptures: Worn, Rusted and on Loan
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * In an old munitions warehouse along a wooded road, the St. Louis County parks department has stacked remnants of one of the most significant sculpture collections in the region.Some of the pieces, rusting and dusty, lie on their sides....
Few Illinois Cities Enact Bans on Assault Weapons; They Had until Friday to Pass Measures under New State Law
CHICAGO * Faced with a new state law that gave them until Friday to ban or restrict assault weapons, the vast majority of villages, towns and cities in Illinois did nothing but let the deadline come and go.On Friday, the Chicago suburb of Winnetka became...
Froome Ready to Raise Tour De France Trophy; Tour De France; Britain's 28-Year-Old Rider Dominated Race
ANNECY-SEMNOZ, France * Chris Froome has two hands firmly on the Tour de France trophy. All that remains is for the British rider to raise it above his head before cheering crowds in Paris on Sunday.The Team Sky rider retained his big race lead Saturday...
Grieving Granite City Family Comes Home to Redecorated House
GRANITE CITY * When Gregory Morrison was 3, he laid his hands on the two-story home next door to his grandparents' and prayed that his family could live there.Over the next 10 years, the house filled up with five Morrison children, several exchange students...
Helen Thomas; Pioneering Political Reporter Covered 10 Presidents over Five Decades; OBITUARIES
WASHINGTON * Covering 10 presidents over five decades, Helen Thomas aged into a legend. She was the only reporter with her name inscribed on a chair in the White House briefing room her own front row seat to history.Starting as a copy girl in 1943,...
'Horrors' Brings Laughter at Stray Dog
With his slight frame and reedy voice, Ben Watts is one of the most distinctive actors in town. At Stray Dog Theatre, his unusual qualities informed memorable portrayals of Prior, the AIDS patient- turned-prophet in "Angels in America," and Chicklet,...
In the Fall, 'A Winter's Tale' Comes to the Grove
"The Winter's Tale," Shakespeare's romance that's sometimes described as a "happy" version of "King Lear," will be the starting point for this year's edition of Shakespeare in the Streets.A program of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Shakespeare in the Streets...
Jerry Sandweiss Dies; Lawyer Helped Win Landmark Case for Religious Institutions
Jerry Sandweiss, who died last week at age 88, practiced law for 50 years, mostly working on corporate and tax issues and rarely going to court to try cases.He took one case to the Missouri Supreme Court and helped set a standard that grants religious...
Kids Come First at Inaugural St. Louis Children's Film Festival
Summer is a great time to be a kid. Especially a kid who loves movies. And extra especially a kid who loves movies in St. Louis, where the inaugural SLIFF/Kids film festival starts next weekend. The free family event runs Friday through Aug. 4 at theaters, cultural...
LAST GASP; Our View; Nervous GOP Can't Stop Flailing at Obamacare
The old adage that "it's easier to tear something down than it is to build it" has never been on more vibrant display than during the current debate on implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.The health care law's critics, who have...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * Woman dies in I-44 crash * Teresa A. Hensley, 52, of St. Clair, died in a one-vehicle crash about 9:35 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 44 in St. Louis County.Hensley was a passenger in a 1997 Ford Explorer driven by Robert A. Grant, 56,...
Lynn Pitches into Early Trouble
At various times this season, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and starter Lance Lynn have described the righty's search for a beneficial blend of fury and focus to take the mound. Coaches have talked to him about his erratic body language. Lynn has stressed...
Made in St. Louis: Infinity Scarves
When did you start making scarves? * I started making infinity scarves in January. One Sunday morning at the religious center I attend, another member was wearing one. A friend of mine knits, and I told her that we could begin making scarves together....
McClellan: Diagnosis Feels like Falling through the Ice
Just about a year ago, Beth Radinsky began having a pain in her hip. She was not overly concerned. She was 65. People start having random pains at that age. She knew that better than most people. She was a physical therapist.She attributed the pain to...
More Wins Will Require More Points; NFL - RAMS
In analyzing the Rams' prospects for making the 2013 NFL playoffs, I believe it's best to keep it ridiculously simple.Here's what the Rams must do:Score more points.That's brilliant insight, I know.Seriously, it really is a basic concept. A team's points-scored total...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blogabout St. Louis business.STLtoday.com/moundcitymoneyAngels fret about SEC rule * The JOBS Act was supposed to make it easier for startup businesses to raise money, but an angel- investing group says it could have the opposite...
National Indian Magazine Goes Digital; Cost-Cutting Move Might Hurt Access, Because Many Reservations Lack Broadband Internet; PUBLISHING
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. * A weekly magazine that is a leading source of Native American news has abandoned print in favor of an online-only presence, in a cost-cutting move that worries some readers, who fear they may lose access because of the switch.This...
Nation Digest
California declares emergencyCalifornia Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, filling in for a vacationing Gov. Jerry Brown, declared a state of emergency Friday night for an area in the San Jacinto Mountains hit by a wildfire. The blaze had expanded to roughly 42...
New Movies in Theaters
"The Conjuring" ** (R; 1:52) * James Wan, the director of "Saw," plays with a different set of tools in what is said to be a true story about a 1970s family (including Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor) whose decrepit home is exorcised by demonologists...
No. 1 Hits Keep on Coming in Steelville; 'Floating Capital of Missouri' Is Also Home to New Theaters with Star-Studded Shows
STEELVILLE, Mo. * With Highway 19 running through the middle of town on its way to the sparkling streams of the Ozarks, the welcome sign to Steelville bills it as "the floating capital of Missouri."Might add "the No. 1 hits capital," too.Bob Bell, whose...
Oakville Controversy Sparks Evaluation of Notification System
At a time when social media flash news across the globe in a matter of seconds, it appears that more than a year passed before most Oakville residents discovered St. Louis County had approved the construction of a senior citizen residential housing facility...
Old West Comes to Life in Cody, Wyo.; Deeper Appreciation Is Gained for Life across Plains and Mountains
CODY, Wyo. * I'll confess: Most of what I know about the Old West comes from movies. In my mind, Val Kilmer is Doc Holliday and Emilio Estevez is Billy the Kid. But after a couple of days in the quintessential Western town of Cody, I have a deeper appreciation for...
OUTDOOR ESCAPES; Meet Our Great Garden Contest Winners
To walk through an amazing garden is like stepping into another world with all your senses on alert. Colors, textures, shapes envelop you. A bee buzzes around you. The smell of roses fills the air.We asked St. Louisans if their garden had what it takes...
People
The end for 'X-Files'?The truth is out there: Don't expect a third "X-Files" film anytime soon.While series creator Chris Carter was suitably impressed by a boisterous and enthusiastic Comic-Con International crowd clamoring for a third big-screen venture,...
Peterson Pinch Hits, Pinches Himself
One year ago, Brock Peterson was a Bridgeport Bluefish. He was a 28-year-old playing for an independent baseball team, stuck with the title no professional ballplayer wants to have: minor-league veteran.Peterson was in his tenth year of professional...
Politics and Music Seem to Be Strange Bedfellows; but It's Obvious Which One Is the More Appealing
You've heard the old saying, "You learn something every day."Well, that's true but only if you're paying attention.Two weeks ago, I began a column by writing about some under-the- radar music acts I saw when they brought their concert tours to St. Louis....
Pope Francis Seeks to Reignite Passion of Catholics in Brazil; Visit by First Pontiff from Americas Is Stirring Up a Buzz
RIO DE JANEIRO * The white sands of Copacabana beach typically draw millions of sun-worshippers, New Year's Eve revelers and fans for free concerts by the likes of Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones. In the coming week, the star of the show is infinitely...
Rams Training Camp Roster by Position
QUARTERBACKS (4)No. Player Ht. Wt. Exp. College3 Timothy Jenkins 6-1 200 R Fort Lewis8 Sam Bradford 6-4 224 4 Oklahoma9 Austin Davis 6-2 221 2 Southern Miss.10 Kellen Clemens 6-2 220 8 OregonRUNNING BACKS/FULLBACKS (7)24 Isaiah Pead (RB) 5-10 197 2 Cincinnati26...
Records Show History of Methane Violations at Bridgeton Landfill
More than two and a half years have passed since waste giant Republic Services Inc. notified state regulators about the presence of a smoldering fire deep within the Bridgeton Landfill.For people who live and work in the area, just northeast of the intersection...
Robocalls: A Thief Is on the Line
If you get a robocall from a telemarketer, hang up.Don't press one the option that connects you to a live person. You might well get scammed.Don't press two the option that's supposed to take you off their calling list. You may get more robocalls,...
Scott Overcomes 2012 Sting; Back in British Open Contention a Year after Blowing Title
GULLANE, Scotland * Funny thing, Adam Scott likes this spot even better.A year ago, Scott took a four-shot lead to the final round of the British Open, only to throw away the claret jug with four straight bogeys at the end. It was a crushing loss, one...
Sign of Future for Downtown?; ShipWorks Makes Its Mark on One Memorial Drive
Most of the block letters on downtown's iconic skyscrapers spell out prominent names that have done business here for decades.The newest skyline sign, however, will leave many downtown workers scratching their heads. Who is ShipWorks? Is it connected...
Signs Will Warn I-70 Drivers about Backups
Highway slowdowns. There's no getting around them. But the Missouri Department of Transportation will unveil a new system on heavily traveled Interstate 70 that will at least help you to brace for them.Beginning Monday, MoDOT will offer drivers a one-sentence...
Smith Reaches out to Sadler Ahead of Chicagoland Race; MOTOR SPORTS
JOILET, Ill. * Just as predictable as the weekend fender bashing is the awkward conversation a few days later.This time, it was Elliott Sadler and Regan Smith. And they talked, too. Even Dale Earnhardt Jr. waded into the fray.The latest NASCAR feud arrived...
Snowden's Leaks Won't Hurt Spy Alliance, Experts Say; Five English- Speaking Democracies Say Surveillance Agency Is Too Valuable
WELLINGTON, New Zealand * Britain needed U.S. intelligence to help thwart a major terrorist attack. New Zealand relied on it to send troops to Afghanistan. And Australia used it to help convict a would-be bomber.All feats were the result of a spying...
Soundoff
Swing and a miss by MLBWhy would MLB reward umpire John Hirschbeck with the high- profile home plate assignment for the All-Star Game? Hirschbeck's strike zone is 8 to 12 inches wider than the one defined in the rule book. Tuesday night at Citi Field...
South Dakota's Corn Palace Renovations Get City OK; Officials Approve Multimillion-Dollar Plan to Expand Quirky Attraction That Draws Thousands of Tourists
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. * A quirky eastern South Dakota landmark dedicated to all things corn is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation, including new lit domes resembling ears of corn, in an effort to draw in more maize-curious visitors.The Corn Palace...
Sports Digest
Late goal sends Mexico to Gold Cup semifinalsRaul Jimenez scored in the 84th minute to lead Mexico to a 1-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup in Atlanta on Saturday night.Mexico, a six-time Gold Cup champion going...
Thrillers Take Readers from New Orleans to Corsica; Authors Bring Back Favorite Characters for Good Summer Reads; FICTION - BOOKS
Writer Joy Castro grew up in Miami, lived in Boston for a time and now teaches English at the University of Nebraska. Fortunately, she married a native of New Orleans the richly described setting of her second novel, "Nearer Home."Her first novel, last...
Trail of the Week Special; Hiking in the Heat
Hard-core hikers won't be deterred by the 90-plus degree days that are upon the region. Still, hiking in the heat requires caution. Here are some tips from the American Hiking Society to be safe and healthy on the trails. The key to safety, experts say,...
Use a Power Washer to Clean Deck; HOME Q&A
Q * I'm thinking of refurbishing my deck. Should I power wash it first, or use the deck cleaning products? My house is in need as well.A * I am a believer in power washing. If your deck has not been stained in about two years, power washing will get...
Veron, Barbara Childers of Clayton
Veron, Barbara Childers of Clayton, MO, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013. Beloved wife of the late James D. Veron Jr. and loving mother of Barbara V. Berlin, Heidi S. Veron, James D. Veron III (Karen), and David E. Veron (Sue); grandmother of Kathryn...
Veteran QBs Define a New Era for SEC Offenses
COLUMBIA, Mo. * The Southeastern Conference has produced its share of transcendent offensive stars during its seven-year stranglehold on the national championship, from Tim Tebow to Cam Newton to Johnny Manziel, each one a prolific dual-threat quarterback...
Walk with the Dinosaurs in Thermopolis, Wyo
THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. * Since I've returned from our 15-day trip out West, I've been asked often what was my favorite part. Really, there are too many to name, but my favorite memories certainly come from my day as a paleontologist in training. My 8-year-old...
Water Stress Is Most Common Cause of Blossom-End Rot; GARDENING Q&A WITH CHIP TYNAN
Q * Why are the bottoms of my tomatoes turning black and rotting?A * This condition is known as blossom-end rot. It starts as a black or brown spot at the blossom end of the fruit and slowly enlarges into a sunken, leathery patch. It looks like a disease...
Wellington, Rosemary Ward of Webster Groves
Wellington, Rosemary Ward of Webster Groves, MO Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, July 14, 2013. Loving wife of the late Harry A. "Bud" Wellington Jr.; loving mother of Kathy (Kevin) Boles, Nance (Steve) Schranck, Mick (Peggy) Wellington,...
Westwood Eyes First Major, Tiger on Tail; BRITISH OPEN
GULLANE, Scotland * Lee Westwood is positioned to win the first major title of his career.Boy, does that sound familiar.Long considered one of the best players without a major victory on his resume, the Englishman curled in a 60-foot eagle putt on the way...
What's Up/Heads Up
WHAT'S UP * FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM07.23 Kirkwood author to speak * Vicki Berger Erwin, author of the newly published "Images of America: Kirkwood," will speak and sign copies of the book in a free event at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the east end of the Reading...
What We Can Tell Our Children about the Zimmerman Verdict and Trayvon Martin
If I have raised you right, you should have felt a sadness, a pinch, a gut check, an anger, a hurt when that verdict was read. Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old boy was senselessly killed. Yes, that hurts. It should.George Zimmerman, the man who...
With Zimmerman Case, 'Fruitvale Station' Is Unexpectedly Timely
The timing couldn't be eerier or, in a way, more apt."Fruitvale Station," a film that focuses on events leading up to the tragic killing of a young black man, opens Friday in St. Louis. Directed by Ryan Coogler in his feature debut, the poignant drama earned...
World Digest
Cruise line workers guilty of manslaughterFive employees of an Italian cruise company were convicted Saturday of manslaughter in the Costa Concordia shipwreck that killed 32 people, receiving sentences of less than three years that lawyers for victims...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
Gun, ammunition suppliers share the blameThank you for great reporting when you published the well- researched story of where the Aurora (Colo.) shooter got his ammunition (July 14). Articles such as this show a responsible paper. This fellow, unnamed...