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Articles from September 15, 2013

Accord on Syrian Weapons; U.S., Russia Reach Deal on Framework to Secure Chemical Arms, Destroy All Stocks and Equipment by Mid-2014; SYRIA
GENEVA * After days of intense negotiations, the United States and Russia reached agreement Saturday on a framework to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons by mid-2014 and impose U.N. penalties if the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad...
A GUST OF GREAT FILMS; Annual Festivals in Toronto and Telluride Start a Season of Serious Cinema; MOVIES
When I go up to Toronto, it never lets me down.Just a few weeks ago, pundits were wondering if the Toronto International Film Festival was losing some of its luster to rival events in Venice and Telluride. Two putative award contenders, the Coen brothers'...
American Legion Post of Black Veterans Works to Increase Membership
ST. LOUIS * Breakfast and an awards ceremony Saturday marked the effort to revive what its members say is the oldest American Legion post of black veterans.About 75 people attended the event at the New Northside Baptist Conference Center, at 5939 Goodfellow...
Apartment Complex Proposed for Dardenne Prairie Fought by Nearby Homeowners
DARDENNE PRAIRIE * A 240-unit apartment complex proposed by prominent developer Paul McKee has run into strong resistance in a nearby neighborhood of upscale single-family homes he put together just a few years ago.The city's planning commission voted...
A Solid Body of Work; despite Flaws, Matheny Should Be in the Discussion for NL Manager of the Year Honor; BASEBALL
You don't see Mike Matheny's name pop up in the discussion over the NL's Manager of the Year award. It's safe to begin engraving Clint Hurdle's name on the hardware. The Pirates manager will likely win the vote in a rout.Expect Don Mattingly (Dodgers)...
As Rates Rise, Where Can You Hide?
Investors will be on edge this week to see whether the Federal Reserve is finally ready to loosen its grip on long-term interest rates.We fixed-income investors ought to be nervous. Interest rates jumped May when the Fed began hinting at what it might...
At Crown Candy, Man's Music and Characters Entertain
ST. LOUIS * He is not as iconic as Crown Candy Kitchen, but give Jamaica Ray time.Six days a week, the steel drum player entertains the lunch time crowds that line up outside the city's oldest soda fountain.He nods to the ladies, offers a "good day,...
Baseball Notebook
Pirates shut down LHP Rodriguez Wandy Rodriguez has been shut down for the remainder of the season by the Pittsburgh Pirates because of continuing pain in the lefthander's pitching arm.Rodriguez has been on the disabled list since June 6 with stiffness...
Baseball Roundup
Pirates beat CubsGerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings and got home run help from Marlon Byrd and Jose Tabata, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 2-1 Saturday night.Cole (8-7) gave up one run and five hits. He struck out seven and walked...
Batt Steps Up Big for Hawks; Hazelwood Central 41, McCluer North 27; Junior RB Scored Five TDs in Win; STLhighschoolsports.com
FLORISSANT * Hazelwood Central coach Van Vanatta didn't know what to expect from junior RB Kevin Batt.A transfer from McCluer South-Berkeley, Batt began the season third on the Hawks' offensive depth chart."He was kind of a mystery," Vanatta said. "I...
Best Sellers - Books
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Sept. 8.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Never Go Back" * Lee Child2. "The Mayan Secrets" * Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry3. "Styxx" * Sherrilyn Kenyon4. "Dark Lycan" * Christine Feehan5....
Blind People in Iowa Granted Gun Permits; Law Enforcement Officials Say They Can't Discriminate against People with Disabilities
DES MOINES, Iowa * State law enforcement officials are debating the wisdom of granting gun permits to blind people.The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa law doesn't allow sheriffs to deny a permit to carry a gun in public based on physical ability.Some...
Bliznik Steps Up as Lead Trumpet; MUSIC
"I can't tell you what a blast I had playing that weekend," says Karin Bliznik about her last appearance with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. "It's a great orchestra I can't believe it's happening."But it is: After several seasons without one, St....
Bradford Has Become Rams' Closer; Quarterback Is Making a Habit of Leading 4th-Quarter Comebacks
To call it a teaching moment for a fourth-year quarterback would be condescending. To call it a revealing moment might be understatement.In a game the Rams had to win within a crushing early schedule, Sam Bradford committed a potentially game-losing...
Cardinals Fall to 9-10 in Interleague Play
It's curious enough that in mid-September, the Seattle Mariners, already eliminated from American League playoff contention, are helping to decide who will get in from the National League. But then the Mariners took a game from the Cardinals on Saturday night...
Carpenter "Enjoying Time with the Guys," Not Eyeing 2014
If veteran ace Chris Carpenter wants to attempt to pitch in 2014, the Cardinals have said he "deserves" a conversation about making that try with them.It's just not a conversation he's ready to have now, if ever.Carpenter abandoned more than a month...
Cat Hounded by Congestion, Coughing
Dear Dr. Fox * Our 8-year-old female cat has been diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The vet has her on prednisone. She also had a shot of a longer-lasting antibiotic to treat bronchitis.Is there anything we can do to help with...
Chapter 11 Bonuses Shouldn't Be a Reflex; Furniture Brands Executives Should Be Judged on What They Did before Bankruptcy, Too
The executives who led Furniture Brands International into bankruptcy might reap millions of dollars in bonuses if they lead it out.A proposed bonus plan filed Wednesday would give up to $3.4 million to seven top officers, with the amount determined...
Cirio, Mario J. Mario J. Cirio
Cirio, Mario J. Mario J. Cirio, beloved husband and father, died, peacefully in his sleep, at the age of 93, on 7 September 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years Ruth M. Cirio. He is survived by his children, Phoebe Ann, Julia M. White,...
Commies among Us: Characters Dream of Better World; FICTION - BOOKS
There were Commies among us, once upon a time. Small, passionate cells of comrades who envisioned a world unchained from the shackles of capitalism. They believed time, dialectic and the masses were on their side.Depending on your knowledge about or...
CRACKING CODE FOR SUCCESS; McKelvey Knows What's Next, and Wants St. Louis along for the Ride
Jim McKelvey, who's seemingly everywhere these days, believes he's cracked the code to propel St. Louis to greater economic achievement.This year, the St. Louis-born entrepreneur's whirlwind of national press coverage has included interviews with CNBC,...
Dam Work Drags on; Untested Construction Method Has Led to Delays, Overruns
In-the-wet * Corps' decision to use bold construction method led to delays, overruns. In the red * Advisory panel watched costs balloon over years without taking action. Insufficient * Congress' meager funding support early on stretched out the project.---OLMSTED,...
Dan Caesar's NFL Week 2 Capsules and Picks
CHARGERS AT EAGLESLine * Eagles by 7Comment * PHILLY unleashes its wide-open attack on SD, whose defense collapsed in the second half Monday night en route to losing to Houston and gave up 449 yards. A terrible sign here for the Chargers.EAGLES 41, CHARGERS...
Donovan's Better Than Ever; U.S. Star Has Been on a Roll after Not Long Ago Being Unsure If He Would Play; SOCCER
Landon Donovan not only is back, he's better than ever.A four-month sabbatical cost him his spot on the U.S. national soccer team, but the 31-year-old rejoined the group in July and led the Americans to victory in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. That earned him...
Durham, Lee P. Beloved Father
Durham, Lee P. Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, and mentor, died Friday, July 12, 2013 at 89 years of age surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his dear wife, Kimiko. Lee is survived by their three sons: Douglas...
Efforts under Way to Save Historic Melba Theatre in De Soto
DE SOTO * The 67-year-old Melba Theatre is where Jim Thomas and his friends saw "The Empire Strikes Back" more than 20 times as high- schoolers, slipping in to watch after church and baseball practices, reciting all the lines and humming along with the...
Emotional Bruins Roar Back to Epic Victory; UCLA 41, Nebraska 21; ' Huskers Suffer Biggest Comeback Home Loss since 1920; TOP 25 - COLLEGE FOOTBALL
LINCOLN, Neb. * UCLA's emotional week ended with the Bruins making the biggest comeback victory by a visitor to Memorial Stadium in nearly a century.Brett Hundley threw three touchdown passes while No. 16 UCLA wiped out an 18-point deficit to defeat...
Exclusive: Oliver Stone Will Screen and Discuss 'JFK' Here on Nov. 22
A tragic milestone in American history will be an auspicious date for St. Louis cinephiles as director Oliver Stone will screen his film "JFK" here on Nov. 22 the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy.The screening at the Tivoli...
Family Events
Family Sundays: Ancient Americas * Explore the worlds of some of the people who inhabited Ancient America. Learn about powerful empires that ruled the Western Hemisphere, and participate in art activities and tours throughout the museum's expansive Ancient Americas...
Garcia Defends Titles in Win against Matthysse; Mayweather Dominating Every Round in Late Fight against Alvarez
LAS VEGAS * Danny Garcia defended his WBC and WBA 140-pound titles with a unanimous decision over Argentina's Lucas Matthysse on Saturday night, remaining unbeaten with a gritty comeback victory.Carlos Molina claimed Ishe Smith's IBF 154-pound title...
Goldwater Wows Fans; A Look Back; GOP's Presidential Nominee Draws Enthusiastic Crowd at Kiel in 1964, but Missouri and Illinois Back President Johnson in a Landslide
ST. LOUIS * Barry Goldwater, tenacious underdog for president, stood before a cheering capacity crowd in Kiel Opera House. The big curtain behind him opened to reveal more loud Republicans in the adjoining auditorium."Welcome to the crowd, folks," said...
Grade-School Farmers; U. City Program Offers Hands-On Skills to Supplement the Diet of Kids in Need
UNIVERSITY CITY * "Oats, peas, beans and barley grow, Oats, peas, beans, and barley growDo you, or I, or anyone know How oats, peas, beans, and barley grow?"While the old children's song teaches how farmers grow their crops, the children at Pershing...
Home and Garden Events
Downtown Architecture Walking Tour East * Explore the rich history and architectural legacy of the eastern side of downtown, from the founding of the city through its modern redevelopment. The tour will include the Old Cathedral, the Post Office District,...
How the Top 25 Fared - College Football
No. 1 Alabama (2-0) beat No. 6 Texas A&M 49-42. Next: vs. Colorado State, Saturday.No. 2 Oregon (3-0) beat Tennessee 59-14. Next: vs. California, Saturday, Sept. 28.No. 3 Clemson (2-0) did not play. Next: at N.C. State, Thursday.No. 4 Ohio State (3-0)...
'Idol' Champ Fantasia Goes Old School, New School in Soul Revue
R&B singer Fantasia has always given folks something to talk about.Her life has been the most buzzworthy of all the "American Idol" champs, with her various struggles and strife making her an atypical winner, albeit a very real person.At Fantasia's concert...
Ill. Prosecutor's Racial Remarks Prompt New Trial
ST. LOUIS * An Illinois appeals court has ordered a new trial for a black man sentenced to 85 years in prison in a 2010 shooting death, ruling a longtime prosecutor's racially charged arguments to the all-white jury amounted to "naked prejudice."The...
INDUSTRY PUSHES FOR TAXPAYER AID; Barge Operators Lobby Congress for Support to Get Backlog of River Projects Moving; DAM WORK DRAGS ON
WASHINGTON * For years, the barge industry has complained that aging locks and dams hike the cost of waterborne cargo and pose an ever-present danger of shutting down traffic altogether on the Mississippi and other major rivers.In response, Congress...
IS THERE AN APE FOR THAT?; Orangutan Behavior Proves That Trip Planning, Social Networking Aren't Just for Humans
WASHINGTON * It's the ape equivalent of Google Maps and Facebook. The night before a big trip, Arno the orangutan plots his journey and lets others know where he is going with a long, whooping call.What he and his orangutan buddies do in the forests...
Kristo Cashes in by Scoring in First Start of the Season; College Soccer; Forward's Tally Gives SLu 1-0 Victory over Denver
St. Louis University forward Robert Kristo hurt his ankle almost a year ago, in the championship game of the Atlantic 10 soccer tournament, and then he hurt the same ankle again in a club game over the summer. Up to now, SLU coach Mike McGinty had played...
'Latino Americans' Puts Faces on Years of History; Author of Companion PBS Book Visits This Week; TV
The story of Latino Americans stretches from sea to shining sea and across 500 years of history. The Spanish in California. Mexicans in Texas and across the Southwest. Puerto Ricans in New York and Cubans in Miami.But the history of the United States,...
Law & Order
ST. CHARLES COUNTY * Man guilty in attack on officer * A St. James, Mo., man has been found guilty of attacking an O'Fallon, Mo., police officer and a woman last year.Scott M. Davis, Jr., 23, was convicted of several charges by a St. Charles County Circuit...
Local Digest
ST. CHARLES COUNTY * St. Charles and St. Peters residents asked to boil water * A boil order has been issued for St. Charles and St. Peters residents as workers repair a large water main break.Residents were told late Friday afternoon to stop sprinkling lawns,...
Low Estrogen May Play a Big Part in 'Male Menopause'; Female Hormone Affects Body Fat, Sex Drive, Study Finds
The ads tout testosterone treatments for "low T," but surprising new research shows a different hormone may play a role in less sex drive and more fat as men age. Estrogen the female hormone is needed by men, too, and the study gives the first clear...
Medicaid Agencies Keep Using Problem Providers; States Are Reluctant to Drop Managed-Care Companies Outright, for Fear of Leaving Poorest Patients in the Lurch
In Florida, a national managed-care company's former top executives were convicted in a scheme to rip off Medicaid. In Illinois, a state official concluded two Medicaid plans were providing "abysmal" care. In Ohio, a nonprofit group paid millions to...
Millionaire Preferred Hospital over Her Fancy Homes; NONFICTION - BOOKS
Had Huguette Clark been only moderately wealthy, and her Connecticut estate been on the market for only a million or two, an incredible story might never have come to light.Instead, Clark was heir to a great copper fortune, and the estate was priced...
Missouri Statewide (High School Football)
CLASS 61. Blue Springs (3-0) def. No. 5 Rockhurst (0-3), 22-72. Rock Bridge (3-0) def. Har-Ber (1-1), 55-293. Francis Howell (2-1) lost to Elder, Ohio (3-0), 34-214. Hazelwood Central (3-0) def. Class 5 McCluer North (1-2), 41- 275. Rockhurst (0-3) lost...
MORE Misrables; Income Inequality; America: Not as Bad as 1832 France
Recently I became what I believe to be one of the last people in America to be exposed to "Les Misrables" in any of its many iterations.I carefully dodged Victor Hugo's 1862 novel in high school and college. I missed all three of the movie adaptations,...
'My Fair Lady' Ends Summer in High Style; Review; Pamela Brumley and Christopher Guilmet Star in a Top-Notch Production at Stages; THEATER
I like to think of three musicals as more than "my favorites." It seems to me that they are standard bearers, shows that should be regularly staged not only because they are beautiful but because they stand as a precious reminder, to audiences and artists...
NASCAR Warns Drivers after a Week of Turmoil; Teams Are Cautioned about 'Artificially Altering' Events; MOTOR SPORTS
JOLIET, Ill. * Weary from the cleanup of the manipulations to its championship field, NASCAR sought to restore its credibility Saturday with a stern warning about "artificially altering" events.NASCAR chairman Brian France told the teams he expects them...
Nation Digest
Pollution caps can't be blocked for Chesapeake Bay, judge saysA judge rejected a bid by farm industry and home builders' groups to block federal and state pollution limits designed to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay by more tightly regulating...
Neighbor Shot at Boys, Pine Lawn Police Say
PINE LAWN * Police have arrested a man whom they say opened fire Friday on three young siblings he knew from his neighborhood as they played on their patio. The incident led to a high-speed pursuit involving suspects unrelated to the shooting.Pine Lawn...
NFL Notebook
Jets' Sanchez is out until at least mid-NovemberMark Sanchez has his sights set on returning to the field this season as the New York Jets' starting quarterback. But he'll have to wait at least a few months.He was placed on short-term injured reserve...
Nhl Notebook
Unsigned Gagne angry with FlyersLeft winger Simon Gagne sharply criticized Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren in an interview with LaPresse, saying he was misled about getting a contract.Gagne, 33, who has said he wanted to finish his career with the Flyers,...
No. 2 Vianney Wins Seventh CBC Tournament Title; Vianney 1, CBC 1; Golden Griffins Play No. 1 CBC to Draw but Win Pool Play; STLhighschoolsports.com
TOWN AND COUNTRY * It wasn't a clean sweep, but the Vianney soccer team will take it. Vianney rallied in the second half to earn a 1-1 draw with host CBC in the third day of pool play to win the CBC Tournament on Saturday night. The last time Vianney...
No 59 for Furyk but He Keeps Lead; He Follows with a 69 in BMW for One-Shot Edge over Stricker; GOLF
LAKE FOREST, Ill. * Jim Furyk put his 59 behind him with a round that was 10 shots higher in the BMW Championship. All that mattered was having a chance to win, which made Saturday a success.Furyk recovered from a sluggish start with three birdies in...
No Rally by Birds This Time
After nearly a week of surviving with a fashionably late offense, the Cardinals never got in the swing Saturday night because of something any harried host would fret.The mystery guest continues to throw them off.For the third time in as many games,...
Not as Tough a Task for Rams?; Once Mighty Falcons Now Have a Few Holes; NFL
ATLANTA * The numbers speak volumes and help explain why all the pressure is on the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday in the Georgia Dome.Since the NFL went to the 12-team playoff format in 1990, only 22 teams (11.5 percent) of the squads that started a season...
Obama to Speak on Economy; He Will Use Lehman Anniversary to Cite Progress, Warn against Threats
WASHINGTON * President Barack Obama is marking the fifth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse by trying to lay claim to an economic turnaround and warning Republicans against moves that he contends would risk a backslide.His message to the GOP:...
Paajarvi Honing Defensive Skills; Known for His Offense, Blues' Winger Is Becoming a More Well-Rounded Player; NHL
Maybe Magnus Paajarvi didn't have the same scoring touch as the top picks in the 2009 NHL draft, John Tavares and Matt Duchene. But when the Edmonton Oilers chose the Swedish winger No. 10 overall, they had a player with point potential."I came into...
Painter's St. Albans Home Is Rustic Retreat; AT HOME WITH BRYAN AND PETRA HAYNES
Tucked away in a secluded wood near St. Albans stands an artist's idyllic home. It's the perfect setting for painter and muralist Bryan Haynes to create works he is known for sweeping landscapes of Missouri and its history. Bryan and his wife, Petra,...
People; Entertainment
'Breaking Bad' art: A Lego-like meth labFor the "Breaking Bad" fans who have everything, there is now a $250 Lego-like meth lab to add to the list.The new toy, however, is not the creation of the Danish toy giant minting money selling bricks worldwide....
Pietrangelo All Smiles after Deal Is Done; Blues Notebook; Defenseman Back on Ice after Signing Contract Extension; NHL
At 11 a.m. Saturday, Alex Pietrangelo sat down at a table inside the Blues' facility and signed on the dotted line. He inked the seven-year, $45.5 million contract extension that was announced a day earlier.Then it was off to practice to see how he looked...
Prepare Your Patio Cushions for Winter; HOME Q & A
Q * At the end of every summer, I always struggle with what to do with my patio cushions and patio furniture. What's the best way to prepare/store them until spring?A * This is always a challenge, especially for situations where space is a concern. Start...
Prudence over POLITICS; Our View; A 'Coalition of the Reasonable' Must Move Missouri Forward
The most important sentence written about the recent veto session in the Missouri Legislature came from the pen of Tom Dempsey.Mr. Dempsey is a Republican from St. Charles who is the president pro tem of the Senate. That makes him one of the most powerful people...
Pulse of Afghanistan
Army Col. Paul Reese, who grew up in St. Louis, has a rare view of Afghanistan. In Kabul, he stands in the middle of an operations room that has a flood of information flowing in 24 hours a day. Reese and his team try to keep track of all the incidents...
Rams Roster / Falcons Roster; Rams at Falcons Noon Sunday Ktvi (Ch. 2)
RAMS ROSTERno. player pos. ht.. wt. ex. college4 Greg Zuerlein K 6-1 187 2 Missouri Western6 John Hekker P 6-5 227 2 Oregon State8 Sam Bradford QB 6-4 224 4 Oklahoma10 Kellen Clemens QB 6-2 220 8 Oregon11 Tavon Austin WR 5-8 176 R West Virginia12 Stedman...
RE-EXAMINING MU'S TUTOR TURMOIL; New Book Examines Modern College Football, with a Section Devoted to an Ugly Chapter in Mizzou's History
COLUMBIA, Mo. * In the fall of 2011, veteran journalists Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian were in a Los Angeles hotel room working on a story about college football's connection to inner-city gangs.A year earlier they had completed a six-month investigation...
Republicans Fear Fallout from Split with Tea Party; POLITICS
FLETCHER, N.C. * Tea Party activists, once unquestioned as a benefit to the Republican Party for supplying it with votes and energy, are now criticizing GOP leaders at seemingly every turn.They're demanding that Congress use upcoming budget votes to...
RESCUERS ISSUE STERN WARNING IN FLOOD ZONE; Leave While You Can or Be Prepared to Stay for Weeks, Residents of Ravaged Towns Are Told; COLORADO FLOODING
BOULDER, Colo. * As rescuers broke through to flood-ravaged Colorado towns, they issued a stern warning Saturday to anyone thinking of staying behind: Leave now or be prepared to endure weeks without electricity, running water and basic supplies.National...
Robertson, SLSO Make Musical Connections; Season Holds Classics, New Music, Great Artists
David Robertson wants you to come to hear the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra more than once or twice this year.It's not so much that he wants to sell tickets, although that's always a good thing. It's that he wants people to experience "the ways in which...
School Test Scores Only Part of the Picture for Many Parents
A new set of report cards and ratings for public schools in Missouri now give parents more information at their fingertips than ever before to compare quality and effectiveness that is, if they care to look.As much as education policy has been driven...
Sec Roundup - College Football
Mississippi romps at Texas; Oregon overwhelms TennesseeJeff Scott ran for 164 yards and a touchdown and also scored on a 73-yard punt return, helping No. 25 Mississippi roll on the road over reeling Texas 44-23 on Saturday night.Bo Wallace passed for...
Seven Things to Watch for Sunday; Rams at Falcons Noon Sunday Ktvi (Ch. 2)
ACTION JACKSONThe Falcons have been largely a pass-first team during their current wave of success. But with their offensive line experiencing pass-blocking problems, and marquee WRs Roddy White (ankle) and Julio Jones (knee) listed as questionable,...
Shannon Wood Takes over the Timpani at the SLSO
Shannon Wood had a choice of orchestra jobs. He chose St. Louis.Wood, 46, is the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's new principal timpanist. Originally from Saline, Mich., he has degrees from the University of Michigan and Temple University and has been...
'Smart' Buses Roll Extra Miles between Breakdowns
During the past decade, the Metro transit agency has quietly created a fleet of "smart" buses that spend more time on the streets between major repairs, burn less fuel and last longer before they are mothballed.Metro has taken steps to outfit the next...
So Many Cool People, So Little Carving Space
You know what's cool? Cool is when so many readers submit the names of people they think should be on the Mount Rushmore of Cool.A while back, I said my four figureheads of coolness were Abraham Lincoln, Humphrey Bogart, Dean Martin and Ray Charles....
Some Girls Don't Prefer Pink; So a Company Founded by St. Louis Natives Is Coming to the Rescue
Sharon Choksi and her 8-year-old daughter, Maya, play a game when they shop. They attempt to find items for a pre-teen girl that aren't pink or purple and/or adorned with sparkles, rhinestones, hearts or flowers.On most shopping trips they leave empty-handed."It's...
Sound Off
PINKEL'S PROGRAM IS NOT NEAR THE TOPPost-Dispatch sports columnist Bryan Burwell recently wrote that coach Gary Pinkel turned Mizzou into one of the most successful programs in college football. No, he hasn't. Compared to his three dreadful predecessors,...
Sports Digest
New Zealand nearly capsizes, loses to Team USAEmirates Team New Zealand nearly capsized in Race 8 of the America's Cup, allowing defending champion Oracle Team USA to sail away to a 52-second victory Saturday on windy San Francisco Bay.In the most heart-stopping...
Stay-at-Home Mom Makes Pendants; MADE IN ST. LOUIS; NICOLE SIMON
NICOLE SIMONAge * 26Home * University CityFamily * Husband, Adam; daughter Julianna Elizabeth, 16 months oldWhat she makes * Nicole makes handmade custom pendants. She's the owner of Memory Monkey Button. Shop at Etsy.com/shop/ MemoryMonkeyButton or...
Studio Trains Dogs for Airline Flight; Realistic Soundstage Mimics Takeoff, Turbulence and Landing to Acclimate Nervous Canine Passengers; ANIMALS
LOS ANGELES * For $349, your dog can learn to fly.Security checks and bumpy air are all in a day's training at a Hollywood film studio to prepare your dog for a safe and calm flight.The Air Hollywood class is billed as the first in a real fuselage on...
Study Links Immigration, Job Growth; Data to Support Benefit Adds Fuel to Debate on Reform
ST. LOUIS * St. Louis-area business leaders lately have been pushing the idea that more immigration here will help jump-start the region's economy.Now they have more economic evidence to help make the case.A study out last week shows that immigration...
Taylor, Michael W. 66
Taylor, Michael W. 66, passed away in San Antonio, Texas on September 5, 2013, after a courageous five-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was at home, surrounded by loving family members. There were many important things in Mike's life, but three stood...
The Talk: More Likely to Start with a Sext or Explicit Chat
The Facebook chat started out innocently enough.First he wanted to know if they knew each other from school and if they were friends. Then, he set up the ask."You can't tell anyone about this, and if you do, there will be consequences," he wrote. She...
Tide Turns Fast in Rematch; Alabama 49, Texas A&M 42; No. 1' Bama Charges Back after Falling Behind 14-0; TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
COLLEGE STATION, Texas * Unable to stop Johnny Manziel, Alabama answered Texas A&M the only way it could: The top-ranked Crimson Tide just kept on scoring, hoping to have the ball last.When AJ McCarron took a knee to end it, Alabama finally was safe. There...
Top 25 (College Football Roundup)
Michigan barely beats lowly Akron; Notre Dame survives at PurdueCollege football's winningest program might have just had its worst win. Fitzgerald Toussaint scored on a go-ahead, 2-yard touchdown run with 2:49 left and No. 11 Michigan made a desperately needed...
Top Items for Fall Are Cozy and Tough
The transition from bright summer hues to somber winter practicality tends to be the most favored fashion season of the year. Fall is about comfort, but you can still make a statement. Fall clothing excels at being cozy and playful, but this season there's...
Toronto Filmfest Has a St. Louis Flavor; 'Kill Your Darlings' Is True Story; Reitman Has New Drama; MOVIES
Last week, it was hard for me to leave America behind. Not psychologically, because my annual autumn trip to the Toronto International Film Festival is a highlight of my year, but physically. My plane sat on the tarmac at Chicago's O'Hare Airport for...
Trail of the Week; Meramec Greenway Trail Connection
Great Rivers Greenway is known for its long, paved paths, but this one is short and knits together two lengthier trails.Where * Olde Towne Plaza Park in Fenton to the Meramec Greenway Trail; with the trailhead pavilion on the southwest corner of the intersection...
Walking in the Steps of the King: Touring Germany's Elvis Sites
Elvis lives beyond the gates of Graceland and his Tupelo, Miss., birthplace.The King's memory lives in Germany, especially in Bad Nauheim, where Pvt. Presley made his European home while stationed at Ray Barracks in Friedberg, during his military hitch...
What's Up/Heads Up
WHAT'S UP * FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM09.16 Benefit golf tournament * Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service's ninth annual Charity Golf Outing will be held starting with registration at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Bear Creek Golf Club, 158 Bear Creek Drive in Wentzville....
Witty, Surreal Tale of a Midwestern City; FICTION - BOOKS
"The Facades," the fascinating, painfully funny, darkly surrealistic, deeply allusive and sometimes quite obscure first novel of St. Louisan Eric Lundgren, begins with a line that sets up the story in clean and simple terms: "I used to drive downtown, looking...
World Digest
Storms Ingrid, Manuel threaten Mexico Ingrid became the second hurricane of the Atlantic storm season off Mexico on Saturday, prompting the evacuation of several thousand people, while Tropical Storm Manuel threatened to cause flash floods and mudslides...
Writer Gives a Warm Take on 'The Winter's Tale'; Shakespeare's Romance Turns into 'Old Hearts Fresh' When Shakespeare in the Streets Comes to the Grove; THEATER
If someone paints a mural on an outside wall in your neighborhood, chances are you'll notice. Grace McCammond expects that. She knows as she paints people like to linger to watch and maybe ask a few questions.But some of them just say, "Hi, Grace." They...
Year Includes Carnegie Hall, a New Recording
Things are falling into place for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's 2013-14 season, which opens Friday night at Powell Symphony Hall. "I think everybody's very excited about the year," says president and CEO Fred Bronstein. "We're doing a major event...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
Remedial education is better than forcing students to repeat a gradeThe problems of the St. Louis schools have provoked calls for an educational practice that should have gone out with the dunce cap: forcing students to repeat a grade.There are three...
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