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Articles from September 17, 2013

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY * A man who admitted stopping his pickup in the middle of a highway and causing a multivehicle crash that killed St. Louis Alderman Gregory Carter has pleaded guilty of driving while intoxicated.Patrick D. Mullen, 26, was given a suspended...
Accused Gunman Was a Navy Reservist; Aaron Alexis Was Once Described by His Father as Having Anger Management Problems; NAVY SHOOTING
Aaron Alexis seems a study in contradictions: a former Navy reservist, a Defense Department contractor, a convert to Buddhism who was taking an online course in aeronautics. But he also had flashes of temper that led to run-ins with police over shootings...
Area Football Leaders (HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL)
SCORINGPlayer, school Pts.Matthew Gilman, Principia 97Markel Smith, Vianney 76Augie Brooks, Pky. Central 66John Moten, Burroughs 60Austin Graves, Jefferson 58Gage Geiger, Highland 56Jordan Ratermann, Mater Dei 56Kevin Batt, Haz. Central 54Brian Hill,...
Baseball Notebook
Atlanta-Washington contest postponed because of shootingsThe Washington Nationals postponed their game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday following shootings at the nearby Navy Yard that left 13 people dead. The game was rescheduled as part of a day-night...
Baseball Roundup
Cashner's one-hitter sends Padres by PiratesAndrew Cashner carried a perfect game into the seventh inning and faced the minimum 27 batters in a one-hitter that sent the San Diego Padres past Pittsburgh 2-0 on Monday night. The Pirates lost for the second...
Beer Sales Down in Missouri but Craft Brewers Post Gains
Less beer was sold in Missouri in the state's most recent fiscal year, but several craft brewers continued to see growth. Overall beer sales fell 1.3 percent to 134.08 million gallons through June 30, the end of Missouri's fiscal year, as some consumers...
Betting on a Winner of $400 Million Powerball Jackpot
CRESTWOOD * This story is placing a bet.The bet is on Jerry Vogelsang's winning the $400 million Powerball drawing Wednesday night.The odds on this bet are long. Vogelsang has about a 1 in 175 million chance of hitting the Powerball jackpot. So does...
Bill Would Direct Millions into Research on Plant-Based Jet Fuel
MASCOUTAH * A Southern Illinois congressman is showcasing a bill that would help turn the region's corn and soybeans into bio-based jet fuel for the Air Force.U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, D-Belleville, traveled Monday to a farm near Scott Air Force Base to...
Blues Offer Opinions on New NHL Nets
The Blues got their first glimpse of the newly configured NHL nets in Sunday's preseason game in Dallas.As the NHL brainstormed for ways to increase scoring goals were down to 5.3 a game last season from 6.05 in 2005-06 the league's competition committee...
Business Digest
Boeing soars on Dreamliner potential * Boeing Co. shares soared Monday as the first of its bigger 787 Dreamliners prepares to take wing this week. The new 787-9 , which accounts for 45 percent of orders for Boeing's largest wide-body program, features...
CBC Is Back on Track after Falling in Opener; Football Notebook; Parkway Central Moves Up to No. 1 in Large-School Rankings after East St. Louis Loss; STLhighschoolsports.com
The CBC football team didn't start the season the way it wanted to.But since losing 24-21 in the opener at Fort Zumwalt West, the Cadets have bounced back nicely with a 38-7 win against Eureka and a 31-6 victory at Metro Catholic Conference rival St....
Colorado Flood Recovery Begins; Figuring out Who's Really Missing Proves Challenging for Rescue Teams
LYONS, Colo. * Gerald Guntle dials his sister's home multiple times a day, desperate to find out if she survived the widespread flooding that shattered the Rocky Mountain foothill town of Lyons, but the phone just rings and rings."If there was no phone...
Daley Drops out of Race for Illinois Governor
CHICAGO * Former White House chief of staff William Daley abruptly dropped out of the race for Illinois governor Monday, saying he wasn't sure he wanted to devote time to a long campaign followed by four years in office.Spokesman Peter Giangreco confirmed...
Drive Missouri's Economy with Well-Educated Workforce; Education; Give Students the Option of Free After-School and Saturday Tutoring Programs
Economic development is undoubtedly one of the top issues facing the region and the state. The passing, veto and veto override attempt of HB253 and its support by Associated Industries of Missouri, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry along...
Egyptian General Pushed for Presidency; Campaign Launched to Convince Him to Run for Office
CAIRO * A group of Egyptian professionals, lawyers and ex-army officers on Monday launched a campaign to collect signatures urging the country's military chief to run for president, just two months after he ousted the first elected leader.Organizer Rifai...
Former St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. Faces Court Discipline
Former St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. is facing disciplinary action from the Missouri Supreme Court in connection with his law firm.In a complaint filed with the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, which investigates allegations of misconduct by...
Gates Stays atop Forbes' List of Richest; BUSINESS
NEW YORK * America's super rich just keep getting richer.Forbes released on Monday its annual list of the top 400 richest Americans, including six entries from Missouri. While most of the top names and rankings didn't change from a year ago, the majority of...
Henson Not Ready to Talk about OSU
COLUMBIA, Mo. * Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Henson has always spoken fondly of his time at Oklahoma State, where he arrived as a walk-on linebacker and left as a team captain and three-year starting offensive lineman. It's also where he launched...
Holliday: At Any Level, Helton Is a Hall of Famer
DENVER * Having spent the formative part of his career at the spacious, hitter-friendly Coors Field, Matt Holliday knows the knocks against offensive numbers put up there and feels they shouldn't matter when considering Colorado first baseman Todd Helton as...
KV Pharmaceutical Emerges from Bankruptcy; Preferred and Common Stock Have Been Canceled; BUSINESS
KV Pharmaceutical Co. has emerged from bankruptcy with less debt and a $375 million recapitalization.The Bridgeton-based drug company said that as part of its plan of reorganization, effective Monday, its current preferred and common stock had been canceled.Current...
Law & Order
KINLOCH > Ex-mayor guilty in new case * Former Kinloch Mayor Keith Conway pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in St. Louis to four felony counts of filing false documents to get out of the halfway house where he had been placed for previous federal...
Lawsuit Raises New Concerns about St. Louis County Marketing Contract
CLAYTON * A St. Louis County Council member said Monday that a lawsuit filed against the owner of a marketing firm on the cusp of receiving a $360,000 contract raised new concerns about the company's ability to fulfill its obligations.The council has...
Low-Skilled Workers Squeezed out; 'One Part of America Is in Depression, While Another Part Is in Full Employment,' Expert Says
WASHINGTON * The gap in employment rates between America's highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated...
Misfire; Our View; Judges Unpersuaded by Evidence for 'Gun Docket.'
By definition, judges tend to be a cautious lot hence the word "judicious." So it comes as no surprise that the judges on the St. Louis Circuit Court on Monday voted against adopting Mayor Francis Slay's proposed "gun docket."The judges agreed, however,...
Missouri High School Football Rankings
Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15- member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes in parenthesis.CLASS 6Rank, team Rec Pts. LW1. Blue Springs (15) 3-0 150 12. Rock Bridge 3-0 135 23. Hazelwood Central 3-0...
Nation Digest
Mourners remember girl who killed herselfAbout 250 mourners thronged the funeral of a 12-year-old central Florida girl who authorities say committed suicide after being bullied through online message boards and texts.Several young mourners cried at Monday's...
NFL Notebook
49ers' Williams will miss the rest of the seasonSan Francisco nose tackle Ian Williams will be sidelined for the remainder of the season with a broken left ankle. He had surgery Monday.Williams was injured in the first quarter of his first career start...
Obama Warns GOP on Economy; He Calls on Congress to 'Pass a Budget without Drama' to Avoid Another Crisis
WASHINGTON * In a blistering warning to congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama said Monday that it would be the "height of irresponsibility" for lawmakers to cause a new economic crisis just five years after the near-collapse of the nation's financial...
Players like No-Huddle; Fisher Not So Much
With the third quarter dwindling away and the scoreboard stuck at 24-3 in favor off Atlanta, Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer asked quarterback Sam Bradford if he wanted to run the no-huddle."It was something that he wanted to do," Bradford...
RAMPAGE IN NAVY YARD; Gunman Kills 12, Is Slain; More Than a Dozen Others Are Hurt; Suspect Dies in Gunbattle with Police; Terrorism Unlikely; Motive Is Mystery in Deadliest Shooting at a Base since Fort Hood Massacre; NAVY SHOOTING
WASHINGTON * A former Navy reservist went on a shooting rampage Monday inside a building at the heavily secured Washington Navy Yard, firing from a balcony at office workers in the cafeteria below, authorities and witnesses said. Thirteen people, including the...
Rams Notebook: Fisher Disagrees with Several Calls against Rams in Atlanta
The most penalized team in the NFL a year ago, the Rams hurt themselves in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Falcons in Atlanta with seven yellow flags.An offside call against defensive end Chris Long helped prolong the game's opening drive as the Falcons went...
Rams: Unchain QB Now!; Does Fisher Really Trust Bradford's Abilities?; NFL
One of the surest signs of the tangible progress rising out of Rams Park is the sudden swelling of organized second-guessing that spread like wildfire throughout this normally tepid football town Monday morning.Folks weren't ambivalent about another...
Richmond Heights Council Approves Hadley Redevelopment Contract
RICHMOND HEIGHTS * The Richmond Heights City Council approved at its meeting Monday night a detailed contract with Menard Inc. for redeveloping the south half of Hadley Township.After years of efforts to redevelop the neighborhood, city officials voted...
Rockies Thump Rosenthal, Take 6-2 Win
DENVER * Two of the youngest late-inning relievers the Cardinals will count as they speed toward and into October experienced a new ballpark Monday, weathered uncharacteristic results and were left to quickly embrace a lesson from manager Mike Matheny.He'd...
Rookie Running Back, Defense Boost Cincinnati to Victory; Bengals 20, Steelers 10; Bernard Scores Two Key Touchdowns; NFL
CINCINNATI * Running back Giovani Bernard slipped through the line, caught Andy Dalton's short pass, then turned and saw something shocking.One of the NFL's top defenses had given him a big opening.The elusive rookie turned the catch into a 27-yard touchdown...
Shipwrecked Concordia Is Wrested off Reef in Italy
GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy * Using a vast system of steel cables and pulleys, maritime engineers on Monday gingerly winched the massive hull of the Costa Concordia off the reef where the cruise ship capsized near an Italian island in January 2012 and were...
Shooting Likely Will Do Little to Sway Gun Debate; NAVY SHOOTING
WASHINGTON * President Barack Obama on Monday lamented "yet another mass shooting," this time in the nation's capital where the debate that raged this year over tightening firearms laws has stalled amid opposition from gun-rights advocates.The shooting...
Sports Digest
Earnhardt Jr., Logano have to play catch-upIf the plan was to spot the competition a lead, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Joey Logano have their rivals right where they want them. Both got off to a miserable start in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint...
Steady Steen; Swede Quietly Goes about His Business; BLUES
With David Backes, there's the Blues' captaincy and the Olympics. With T.J. Oshie, there's the tenacity and the hair. With Alex Pietrangelo, there's the new big contract and the Norris Trophy chatter.With Alexander Steen, there's nothing, he agreed Monday."Everything...
Stealth IPO Is about Avoiding Missteps; Twitter Gets Opportunity to Dodge Embarrassment of Groupon Offering; BUSINESS
The JOBS Act may or may not create any jobs, but at least it's helping Twitter reduce the potential for public embarrassment.The microblogging site filed for an initial public stock offering last week, but it gets to keep its documents secret for now...
St. Louis Judges Won't Set Up Dedicated Gun Court, but Will Give Such Crimes Top Priority
ST. LOUIS * City judges voted Monday to expedite the handling of gun cases but rejected a proposal for deeper changes endorsed by the mayor, circuit attorney and police chief. At least one judge scolded them for political meddling in the judicial process.Mayor...
Success Story; Our View; Missouri (Yes, Missouri) Leads the Way on Juvenile Justice
One of the things that Missouri government does well is juvenile justice. Now many other states have realized what Missouri realized decades ago: Locking kids up in detention centers neither bodes well for their futures nor keeps the public any safer.Authorities...
Syrian Deal Puts Pressure on Israel; Nation Is Urged to Disclose Its Own Chemical Stockpile
JERUSALEM * The U.S.-Russian plan to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons is drawing attention to Israel's own suspected chemical stockpile and could raise pressure on the Jewish state to come clean about its capabilities.Israel signed the landmark international...
Tigers Hope to Learn from Wilson's Suspension
COLUMBIA, Mo. * If there's a game Missouri's defense can afford to lose a linebacker, it figures to be Saturday's visit to Indiana, where basketball is still king but football is played on a permanent fast-break.The Tigers (2-0) will probably play with...
Unarmed Man Fatally Shot in N.C.; He Startled Homeowner after Crash; Officer Faces Manslaughter Charges
CHARLOTTE, N.C. * An unarmed man seeking help after a car crash over the weekend was shot 10 times by the Charlotte police officer who's now charged in his death, investigators said Monday.A police news release said Officer Randall Kerrick fired 12 times at...
U.N. Confirms Presence of Sarin in Syria Attack; 'This Is a War Crime,' Ban Says, Though Report Casts No Blame on Assad or Foes
UNITED NATIONS * Careful not to blame either side for a deadly chemical weapon attack, U.N. inspectors reported Monday that rockets loaded with the nerve agent sarin had been fired from an area where Syria's military has bases, but said the evidence...
Voice of Cards Will Get Back to Booth; after Surgery in August to Replace a Heart Valve, Mike Shannon Is Tired but on the Mend
The phone rang Monday morning. It was a message returned."Hey," said the instantly identifiable voice, "this is Mike Shannon."He didn't need to offer the last name, or for that matter the first name. The voice understandably sounded a little tired and maybe...
What's Up/Heads Up
WHAT'S UP * FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM09.21 Mattress recycling * Several million mattresses end up in landfills across the U.S. each year, where they can take 10 years or longer to decompose. Up to 95 percent of mattresses' material can be recycled. T...
World Digest
Storms hit Mexico on two coastsTropical Storm Ingrid and the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel drenched Mexico's Gulf and Pacific coasts with more torrential rain Monday, flooding towns and cities, cutting off highways and setting off deadly landslides...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
Many parents don't have the means to 'shop' for schoolsThe article by Jessica Bock regarding parents' "shopping" for schools described one of the problems indicative of Missouri-funded public education ("School test scores are only part of the picture for...
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