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Articles from September 29, 2013

A Consumer Guide to the Exchanges; NAVIGATING HEALTH CARE - THE POST- DISPATCH GUIDE SPECIAL REPORT
The new health insurance marketplaces, also known as exchanges, are designed to allow consumers to comparison shop for health insurance, just like they can for airline tickets or hotel rooms.If done well, proponents say, the exchanges could make it easier to...
A Look Back; Worried by the War, St. Louisans Slow to Revel in 1942 World Series
ST. LOUIS * Newspapers called the postgame celebration "subdued" after the Cardinals won the National League pennant at Sportsman's Park on a chilly Sept. 27, 1942. It was Sunday, so the taverns were closed. And there was a war on.Revelers were sparse...
Answers to Some Questions about Using Health Insurance Marketplaces; NAVIGATING HEALTH CARE - THE POST-DISPATCH GUIDE SPECIAL REPORT
It sounds like people who buy coverage on the new health insurance marketplace will have to pay the full monthly premium for that insurance, and subsidies will be paid through tax credits that are received annually as a tax refund. How could any low-income person...
An Unlikely Pair Team Up to Honor St. Louis Area Veterans
RICHMOND HEIGHTS * Neither of the catalysts of the Mid-County Veterans Memorial Gazebo that will soon grace the grounds of the Richmond Heights community center served a day in the military.One, in fact, vociferously opposed the Vietnam War.Putting all...
As Veniti Nears a Milestone, Firm and Its Founder Part Ways
Since Sean Morris launched Veniti in 2009, he aimed the company toward the day when it could start commercializing its innovative medical devices.That milestone is just weeks away, but the company will reach it without Morris. On Sept. 20, he stepped...
A WIDENING GAP; as Region Battles Back from Recession, Census Figures Show the Gulf between Median Black and White Household Income Is Greater Here Than Rest of U.S
Neither whites nor blacks are doing better than before the economy collapsed, but new census numbers show that blacks are suffering more lasting effects across the nation and the region. While white household income in the St. Louis region is 7 percent less...
Baseball Digest
Pence gets five-year deal for $90 million from GiantsHunter Pence pleaded ignorance as his San Francisco Giants teammates greeted him with hugs and backslaps when he arrived at AT&T Park for Saturday's game against San Diego.Pence and the San Francisco...
Baseball Roundup
Pirates earn home field for wild cardNeil Walker hit two of Pittsburgh's six homers its biggest power surge in six years and the Pirates clinched home-field advantage for the NL's wild card playoff game by beating the Cincinnati Reds 8- 3 Saturday.Pittsburgh...
BENEATH THE SHEETS WITH HOMETOWN DUO; St. Louis Is the Setting for Showtime's 'Masters of Sex.'
Shocking things happened at Washington University in the late 1950s. Behind closed doors and draped curtains in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a bald, bow-tied fertility expert and his female assistant, a former lounge singer, wired up...
Best-Sellers - Books
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Sept. 22.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "The Longest Ride" * Nicholas Sparks2. "Thankless in Death" * J.D. Robb3. "W Is for Wasted" * Sue Grafton4. "Never Go Back" * Lee Child5. "The...
Biffle Says It's Not Just a Three-Man Race; Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Johnson Have Separated a Little but Others Still Have a Shot; MOTOR SPORTS
DOVER, Del. * Matt Kenseth has Chase perfection. Kyle Busch nailed the runner-up finishes. And no driver can touch the championship pedigree of Jimmie Johnson.Led by Kenseth, the top three drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship standings...
Blues Put Porter on Waivers, Trimming Roster to 23
The Blues made a move Saturday to trim down to the NHL's roster maximum of 23 players, placing forward Chris Porter on waivers.Teams have 24 hours to put in a claim for Porter, and if he's not picked up, the left winger will be assigned to the Chicago...
Book Events
MONDAYDaniel Woodrell * Novelist discusses "The Maid's Version." 7 p.m. at St. Louis County Library, 1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard. Free. 314-994-3300; slcl.orgTUESDAYAnton Piatigorsky * Author discusses "The Iron Bridge," fictional stories of adolescents...
Businesses Busy Crunching the Numbers; Complying with Law Could Mean Companies Pass Some of the Pain on to Their Employees; NAVIGATING HEALTH CARE - THE POST-DISPATCH GUIDE SPECIAL REPORT
Most working people get their health insurance through their employer. If you're one of them, here's what the Affordable Care Act means for you in 2014:* If you work for a big company that offers a decent health plan, not much.* If you work for a small...
Cards Likely to Carry 12 Pitchers; Notebook; Having More Arms Will Let Matheny Be Aggressive with Bullpen; CARDINALS
The recent upheaval in the late innings on the eve of the postseason has the Cardinals considering an extra pitcher on the postseason roster to allow for aggressive use of the bullpen.General manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny talked Saturday...
CEREAL KILLERS; Advertising; Busy People Don't Have Time for Cereal. Wait ... What?
"Sitting down, pouring cereal and adding milk is simply too inconvenient for today's on-the-go crowd."The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 16Well, you can certainly understand why. First, you have to have milk in the fridge. And not just milk, but milk that...
Committed to Covering the Affordable Care Act; NAVIGATING HEALTH CARE - THE POST-DISPATCH GUIDE SPECIAL REPORT
This special section, published just days before new health insurance marketplaces start open enrollment, represents just one part of the Post-Dispatch's commitment to covering the Affordable Care Act. So far this year, we have:* Launched a yearlong...
CPAC Conference Rallies the Right, Jabs at the Left
ST. CHARLES * Conservatives from around the country gathered here Saturday to rally the faithful, condemn big government and get an early look at two potential Republican presidential candidates for 2016.The Conservative Political Action Conference regional...
CRUISE TO THE NATURAL WONDERS OF CENTRAL AMERICA; Wild Animals and Adventure Await on Land, While Relaxation Is Served on the Tall Ship; YOUR TRAVELS
Nosy capuchin monkeys, cashews ripening on trees, crocodiles pretending to be logs and logs pretending to be crocodiles, flashes of blue morpho butterflies in the forest, tiger herons stalking iguanas, noisy howler monkeys, hibiscus and ginger flowers...
Dan Caesar's Week 4 NFL Capsules; NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
VIKINGS vs. STEELERS (In London)Line * Steelers by 3Synopsis * Vikes QB Christian Ponder (fractured rib) gives way to former Chiefs starter Matt Cassel and he works vs. the No. 28 pass defense as both teams search for first win. Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (foot)...
'Dawgs Surge Back into Race; Georgia 44, LSU 41; Late TD Pass Makes Them a National Title Contender Again; TOP 25 (COLLEGE FOOTBALL)
ATHENS, Ga. * Two out of three ain't bad. Georgia certainly isn't complaining.Aaron Murray threw four touchdown passes, including a 25-yarder to Justin Scott-Wesley with 1:47 remaining, and the No. 9 Bulldogs rallied to beat No. 6 Louisiana State 44-41...
Denve Leads SLSO in a Fine and Varied Program
In the decade since he made his debut with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stphane Denve has gone from strength to strength, adding to his interpretive abilities and building understandings with the players.While he can be distracting to...
Employee Health Coverage Moves to Private Exchanges
If you work for a pretty big company, there's a reasonable chance that sooner or later you'll be choosing your health coverage and other benefits through a private exchange.It's a growing trend in employee health insurance, and it has good and bad aspects...
Exchanges in Missouri, Illinois Will Do Things a Bit Differently; NAVIGATING HEALTH CARE - THE POST-DISPATCH GUIDE SPECIAL REPORT
Health insurance marketplaces begin open enrollment across the U.S. on Tuesday. But there are key differences among the states. This is how Missouri and Illinois compare. Who is running the exchanges?Missouri * The federal government.Illinois * The state...
Exhibit Wittily Explores German-American Connections; Stih and Schnock Work with New and Existing Art
"WE LIKE AMERICA AND AMERICA LIKES US" reads the quilted banner in red, white and blue, greeting visitors from above the north balcony of the St. Louis Art Museum's sculpture hall.It's the first sign of the new exhibit that officially opened on Friday,...
EXTREME FOR A DAY; Our View; Envying Those Who Don't Let Facts and Compassion Get in the Way
Just once we'd like to know how it feels to be a Republican extremist in the second decade of the 21st century. Just for a day.It must feel good to be so sure of things, to be so certain in our beliefs that we can ignore data from science, economics...
Fabric Art Makes Unique Home Dcor; MADE IN ST. LOUIS; MARILYN HARMON
MARILYN HARMONAge * 61Home * BridgetonFamily * Single with one grown sonWhat she makes * Marilyn makes decorative wall art from fabric. She's the owner of Benjamin's 3D Fabric Art, named after her son's middle name, Benjamin. To reach her, call 314-570-3723...
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...
Family Feels Pain of Uncertainty
They met almost 20 years ago when they were young teachers at a high school in north St. Louis County. He was a science teacher. She taught social studies.They got married. They bought a nice house. They had four kids. He went to graduate school at night...
Giving You More Tools to Make Good Choices; under Law's Requirements for Greater Transparency, Consumers Can Directly Compare Costs, Outcomes; NAVIGATING HEALTH CARE - THE POST-DISPATCH GUIDE SPECIAL REPORT
Regardless of how you personally view the overall merits, regulatory strictures or societal costs of the Affordable Care Act, embedded in the new health care law are key elements that can help make you a more knowledgeable, independent and powerful health...
Gypsum Adorns Charlack Home; AT HOME; OLEG AND NURIYA KARIN
Every homeowner likes their walls painted a certain way. Oleg and Nuriya Karin of Charlack like theirs painted with a plaster of Paris technique using gypsum. In 2002, the couple purchased their home for $70,000, and decided to paint the entire home...
Happy, Hungry Crowds at Taste of St. Louis
ST. LOUIS * The Cardinals and climate together conspired to fill downtown's fall food festival on Saturday.Crowds thronged the parks surrounding Soldier's Memorial, home to the ninth annual Taste of St. Louis. People lined up behind four dozen food booths...
Health Insurance Marketplaces Offer New Opportunities
Nathan Brown and Allyson Harper of south St. Louis embody the opportunity and uncertainties in the air as new health insurance marketplaces open for business."I've got to get something," said Brown, 23, who drives a truck for a local thrift center that...
Health Law Boosts Status of Alternative Medicine at Least on Paper
Complementary and alternative medicine a term that encompasses meditation, acupuncture, chiropractic care and homeopathic treatment, among other things has become increasingly popular. About four in 10 adults and one in nine children in the U.S....
Heroine Captivates in 1800s World; Elizabeth Gilbert Shines Again with Sweeping Piece of Historical Fiction; FICTION - BOOKS
Elizabeth Gilbert has written a sweeping piece of historical fiction, "The Signature of All Things." At the center of the new novel is a heroine as captivating as Gilbert herself was in the biographical smash hit "Eat, Pray, Love."In her new story, Alma...
High-Tech $100 Bill Has More Color, 3-D
FORT WORTH, Texas * A glitzier, high-tech version of America's $100 bill is rolling off the presses and headed for wallets soon.Despite years of production-related delays, the updated $100 bill has undergone a major makeover that includes a color-changing...
Holliday's Season Has Familiar Look; He Grinds out Another Solid Year and Is Set for October
By early Saturday morning, the pungent scent of another traditional championship party had already been scrubbed and deodorized from every crevice of the Cardinals clubhouse. There wasn't even the faintest aroma that several hours earlier this oversized...
How to Start a Food Fight; Making a Case for Winners of Baseball's Major Awards Can Cause a Heated Debate
If training for seven weeks in Florida and Arizona is Major League Baseball's rite of spring, engaging in the media food fight that is postseason awards has become autumn's wrong.The rise and increased acceptance of advanced metrics within front offices...
India, Pakistan Holding Peace Talks in New York; Violence in Kashmir Casts Shadow over Fresh Shot at Distant Goal
UNITED NATIONS * A meeting of the Pakistani and Indian prime ministers in New York this weekend is a fresh chance for one leader to push for peace on the subcontinent and probably the last chance for the other.Three-time Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif...
Iowa Woman, 99, Finally Gets Her Diploma; She Had Dropped out of High School in 1932
WATERLOO, Iowa * A 99-year-old Iowa woman who dropped out of a high school despite needing only one credit to graduate has finally received her diploma.Audrey Crabtree, of Cedar Falls, smiled recently as she received an honorary diploma for her time...
Iran's Outreach Stirs Praise, Ire; Rouhani's Dealings with U.S. Meet Welcome at Home, Though Challenges Persist
TEHRAN, Iran "*" Smiling and waving flags, Iranians from across the political spectrum welcomed President Hassan Rouhani home Saturday with cheers for his historic phone conversation with his American counterpart. But pockets of anger over the new contact between...
John Lutz Sticks to His Formula for Riveting Reading; FICTION - BOOKS
St. Louis novelist John Lutz seems to have a formula for his recent crime thrillers. I have reviewed five of them since 2007, and here's what they have in common:* All are set in New York and star Frank Quinn, a former New York cop who now leads a private-eye...
Langdon Edges Ahead in Top Fuel; NHRA; He Has Top Spot Going to Sunday's Finals at Gateway Motorsports Park; MOTOR SPORTS
MADISON * Driver Shawn Langdon wanted to earn bonus points during the four qualifying sessions Friday and Saturday to retake the lead in the National Hot Rod Association Top Fuel standings.That's what he did at the second annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest...
Law Has Already Reshaped How We Get, Pay for Care; Protections Took Effect Immediately for Families with Very Ill Children; NAVIGATING HEALTH CARE - THE POST-DISPATCH GUIDE SPECIAL REPORT
The new state- and federal-run health insurance marketplaces are only one small part of a far-reaching law that is slowly transforming the way American consumers receive and pay for health care.The Affordable Care Act already is beginning to shape the...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Crash kills bicyclist, 84 * Police are investigating the death of a man struck on a bicycle at Morganford Road and Poepping Street about 3:44 p.m. Friday. Officials identified him as Walter Cunning, 84, of the 4700 block of Collins Court....
Many Ways to Display a Wall of Photos; Groupings Range from Formal and Structured to Casual and Contemporary; YOUR HOME
Getting photos transferred from digital to material can seem challenging enough.Figuring out how to display a physical, framed collection on a wall can be downright daunting.It involves basic geometry and algebra, plus a creative vision.We've had a stack...
Maryland Gun Law Sparks Record Sales; Supporters Say New Law Will Save Lives; Foes Snap Up Weapons before Controls Begin
PASADENA, Md. * Maryland residents have been buying guns in record numbers before a law takes effect Tuesday, with provisions aimed at helping keep guns away from criminals and the mentally ill, strengthening safety training and banning 45 types of assault weapons.Opponents...
Mizzou Storms Back, Improves to 4-0
COLUMBIA, Mo. * Perhaps sensing a letdown in Missouri's final nonconference game, Tigers coach Gary Pinkel said last week his 3-0 team wasn't good enough to "breeze right in and play a game," much less against an Arkansas State team coming off back-to-back...
More Hurdles Ahead for the Disabled; Missouri Elected Not to Expand Medicaid, Leaving Many to Wonder What Services Will Be Covered; NAVIGATING HEALTH CARE - THE POST-DISPATCH GUIDE SPECIAL REPORT
Plans available on the new health insurance marketplaces won't be able to turn away consumers, or charge them more, because of pre- existing medical conditions.For individuals with chronic illnesses or disabilities, that means they should be able to...
Most People Who Shop on Exchange Will Be Eligible for Subsidies; Tax Credits Are Available to People Whose Income Meets Criteria and Who Lack Good Employer Coverage; NAVIGATING HEALTH CARE - THE POST- DISPATCH GUIDE SPECIAL REPORT
Tax credits to help low- and moderate-income Americans buy health insurance will become available in January, when for the first time, most people will be required to have coverage or pay a fine.The credits are available to people who don't get what...
Mujica Falters Again in Late Inning against Cubs; Tentative Plan Is Still to Have Him on Postseason Roster; CARDINALS
For the second time in three seasons, the Cardinals will enter the postseason tournament with their saves leader for the year very far removed from the ninth inning.Fernando Salas had a staff-high 24 saves in 2011 but when the playoffs and, ultimately,...
Name Dropper
A year ago, infielder Matt Carpenter was a jolt off the bench who couldn't crack the Cardinals' starting lineup. This summer, he's made history. While emerging as the team's everyday leadoff hitter and second baseman, Carpenter has rewritten some of...
Nation Digest
Top officer in military's nuclear command is suspendedThe No. 2 officer at the military command in charge of all U.S. nuclear war-fighting forces has been suspended and is under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service for issues related...
Nelly Aims for Broad Appeal; St. Louis Rapper Delivers with 'M.O.'; MUSIC
Rapper Nelly has made it a practice on his albums to try to have a little something for everyone.That approach has worked for him more often than not. The pattern continues on "M.O.," his new album and first since 2010's "5.0.," which yielded the pop...
New in Theaters
"Baggage Claim" ** (PG-13; 1:36) * In the painfully average rom- com "Baggage Claim," Paula Patton plays a gorgeous and sweet flight attendant who inexplicably can't land a man. (Kevin C. Johnson)"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" ** (PG; 1:35) *...
New Rule Zaps MU Again; MU Notebook; Ponder Is Second Tiger to Be Ejected for Targeting; MIZZOU (COLLEGE FOOTBALL)
COLUMBIA, Mo. * For the second time in the span of three games, a Missouri defensive player headed to the locker room early, the latest offender of the NCAA's controversial targeting penalty.On Arkansas State's second possession Saturday night, Tigers cornerback...
NFL Notebook; National Football League
Avery making most of chance with ChiefsIn the aftermath of the Chiefs' big prime-time win over Philadelphia last week, Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe fielded a question regarding Donnie Avery and could not help but grin, albeit slyly."The drive routes,"...
OFFENSIVE ACCOUNTABILITY; 'You Have to Score Goals in This Game You Have to Score Goals to Win.'; NHL PREVIEW - BLUES PREVIEW
As players spread out for the summer, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong and head coach Ken Hitchcock convened in St. Louis. Offseason evaluations are normal procedure in the NHL, but the main topic on the agenda was more perplexing than your typical...
People; Entertainment
Scary fun for OzzyOzzy Osbourne can't help himself.While on a behind-the-scenes trek through a Universal Studios Hollywood attraction based on the recently released Black Sabbath album "13," Osbourne spotted a bloody mannequin corpse reclining on a phony...
Photography Hall of Fame Finds a Home in St. Louis; Exhibit Space Opens in Grand Center
With any luck, the third time will prove the charm.The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, which will officially open its doors in Grand Center on Friday night, is much- traveled. It was founded in 1965 to honor inventors and photographers...
Predictions of Soaring Claims Provide Fuel for Critics; NAVIGATING HEALTH CARE - THE POST-DISPATCH GUIDE SPECIAL REPORT
It's too early to know how much individual health insurance policies will cost once the online marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act launch Jan. 1. But that hasn't stopped experts and interest groups from making predictions.The latest analysis...
Public to Pick 2 for Hall of Famous Missourians; House Speaker Jones Will Choose a Third from among the 10 Finalists
JEFFERSON CITY * A physician credited as the father of osteopathic medicine, a U.S. senator who helped end slavery and a suffragist who took her cause before the U.S. Supreme Court are among the candidates for induction into the state Capitol's Hall...
Radio Problems Cited in Arizona Fire Deaths
PRESCOTT, Ariz. * A three-month investigation into the June deaths of 19 firefighters killed while battling an Arizona blaze cited poor communication between the men and support staff, and revealed that an airtanker carrying flame retardant was hovering overhead...
Rams' Bailey Is Waiting for His Shot on Offense; Wide Receiver Used Mostly on Special Teams So Far
In three seasons at West Virginia University, Stedman Bailey caught 210 passes, including 114 for 1,622 yards and 25 touchdowns last season alone.In four games with the Rams, the rookie wide receiver has yet to have a pass thrown his way at least not...
Rashid Johnson Creates Artwork That Is Rooted in the Past; African- American Experience Is Explored at Kemper
As a visual artist, Rashid Johnson is very much of his time. He began his career as a photographer but has also expressed himself through sculpture, paintings and video. And in a recent interview, Johnson said he's interested in feature filmmaking a...
REALIGNMENT ARRIVES; the Blues Will Remain in the Western Conference and Central Division but Will Have Some New Divisional Foes; NHL PREVIEW - BLUES PREVIEW
Nearly two years after the idea was first proposed, NHL realignment is here for the 2013-14 season. In 2011, the NHL's Board of Governors approved a plan that was unveiled to the public but never implemented because it did not receive the support of...
Sec (College Football Roundup)
Alabama blanks Mississippi; Texas A&M, South Carolina prevail T.J. Yeldon rushed for 121 yards, Kenyan Drake gained 99 and a dominating defense powered No. 1 Alabama to a 25-0 victory over No. 21 Mississippi on Saturday night.Yeldon scored on a 68-yard...
Sooners End Drought vs. Irish; Oklahoma 35, Notre Dame 21; OU Had Lost 7 in Row; TOP 25 (COLLEGE FOOTBALL)
SOUTH BEND, Ind. * Oklahoma finally found a way to beat Notre Dame again.The 14th-ranked Sooners took advantage of three interceptions, two in the first 3 minutes as they jumped to a 14-0 lead, and Blake Bell passed for two touchdowns to lead the Sooners...
Sound Off
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WITH RAMSInept and uninspired doesn't begin to describe what Rams fans witnessed and have been witnessing and that goes for the coaches and players alike. And let's not forget the GM and scouts that helped put this mess together.Go...
Southern States Move to Tighten Voting Rules; Court Ruling Freed Them from Federal Oversight; Lawsuits Allege Racial Bias
MIAMI * Emboldened by the Supreme Court decision that struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act, a growing number of Republican- led states are moving aggressively to tighten voting rules.Lawsuits by the administration of President Barack Obama...
Sports Digest
Mizzou gets basketball commitment from WrightNamon Wright, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Los Angeles, pledged a verbal commitment to the Missouri basketball team while in town on a recruiting visit Saturday, he confirmed. Wright, also holds offers from...
STAN'S LAST GAME; for the Man Who Played All of His 22 Seasons as a Cardinal and the Fans Who Reveled in His Magical Career, Parting Surely Was Sweet Sorrow
Imagine if it were happening today, Sept. 29, 2013. Imagine the digital, social and wireless scope. There would be a visual fingerprint and cyber-manuscript to last forever.What a frame of reference it would be, what a glorious time capsule we might...
St. Peters Tweaks Plan for Outer Roads; O'Fallon Also Considers Switch to One-Way Traffic near I-70
ST. CHARLES COUNTY * A plan to allow only one-way traffic on most segments of Interstate 70 outer roads in St. Peters has been tweaked again with better access to and from Highway 370 a key change.To deal with concerns of some business owners, the plan...
Syria Pledges to Abide by U.N. Resolution; Prime Minister Says His Nation Will Facilitate Work to Secure and Destroy Country's Chemical Weapons
BEIRUT * Syria will cooperate fully with U.N. inspectors charged with securing and destroying the country's chemical weapons stockpile, the nation's prime minister said Saturday.The comments from Wael al-Halqi came a day after the United Nations Security...
THE MARCH GOES ON; Cardinals 6, Cubs 2; Wainwright Wins 19th, Holliday Hits Home Run
When Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright got to state his case to manager Mike Matheny for pitching one last time in the regular season, he explained that 10 days between appearances was too much. He wanted to get a few innings to avoid the break. He volunteered...
Thousands Search for Jobs in Wentzville Hiring Fair
LAKE SAINT LOUIS * They just kept coming, one after another. Wearing pantsuits or shirts and ties. Clutching a portfolio or a handbag. Looking for work.From Monday until Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., they filed into the bright and glassy lobby of an office...
Tigers March to Big Win over Marauders in Gateway Game; Tennessee State 73, Central State 6; German Throws for 3 TDs in Win; COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Tennessee State junior quarterback Michael German suffered through some painful times earlier this season.On Saturday, he took out that frustration on the Central State Marauders in the 20th annual Gateway Football Classic at the Edward Jones Dome.German,...
Top 25 (College Football Roundup)
Ohio State surges past WisconsinBraxton Miller threw a career-high four touchdown passes, in his first game in three weeks, and No. 4 Ohio State ran the nation's longest winning streak to 17 games with a 31-24 victory over No. 23 Wisconsin on Saturday...
Tunisia's Governing Islamists to Step Down; Resignation in Favor of Caretaker Government May Help Resolve Political Crisis
TUNIS, Tunisia * Tunisia's governing Islamist party has agreed to resign in favor of a caretaker government in an attempt to resolve a political crisis that has paralyzed the country, officials said Saturday.The assassination of a left-wing politician...
Understanding the Individual Mandate; NAVIGATING HEALTH CARE - THE POST-DISPATCH GUIDE SPECIAL REPORT
Among the federal health law's most controversial provisions is the individual mandate, which goes into effect on Jan. 1. The mandate, which requires most people to obtain health insurance or pay a tax penalty, survived a constitutional challenge last...
Visit a Historic Mill and Farm This Fall; Western Missouri Site Is the Only 19th Century Textile Mill in the Country with Its Original Machinery Still Intact; YOUR TRAVELS
LAWSON, Mo. * A walk out the rear door of the visitor center and museum at Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site takes you into a pastoral setting of tall trees lining a sun- dappled lane that leads to an elegant home and three-story...
What's Up/Heads Up
WHAT'S UP * FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM09.30 National Night Out in Alton * Several community groups, first responders and the city of Alton are sponsoring a National Night Out event, taking a stand against crime and drug abuse, from 5- 9 p.m. Monday at...
Will You Be Allowed to Keep Your Doctor?; Plans on Exchange Might Limit Physicians Covered Leaving Promise of Reform Unfulfilled for Some; NAVIGATING HEALTH CARE - THE POST-DISPATCH GUIDE SPECIAL REPORT
Among the many questions posed by health care reform, the status of doctor-patient relationships could be the most personal. An initial promise of the Affordable Care Act was that people would be able to keep the same doctors and choose from a variety...
With IPO, Kellwood Will Lose One of Its Most Successful Brands
When Kellwood takes its upscale, contemporary brand Vince public, it will lose one of its shining stars.The brand accounts for nearly a third of the Town and Country- based apparel company's sales and has been growing at a much faster clip than most...
World Digest
Dozens are killed as Nigerian ferry sinksA ferry carrying traders and their goods broke up in stormy weather on the Niger River, drowning as many as 42 people as rescuers search for 200 missing victims, a Nigerian emergency official said Saturday.Spokesman...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
Don't denigrate the right to speak out against ObamacareThe editorial "Dead-enders" (Sept. 27) used 16 pejoratives against those who oppose Obamacare. Never mind that we have a two- party system that requires debate. If the Post-Dispatch supports Obamacare,...

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