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Articles from May 29, 2014

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY > St. Charles, St. Peters ask residents to conserve water * Most residents of St. Charles and St. Peters have been asked to refrain from using water for nonessential purposes beginning Monday morning while a water supply line is shut...
$650 Million Settlement Reached in Blood Thinner Case in East St. Louis Federal Court
A $650 million settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit that accused Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, a family-owned German drugmaker, of causing 4,000 bleeding injuries, including about 500 deaths.The settlement, finalized late Tuesday evening in...
Accident Shuts Down Half of Prairie State's Generating Capacity
One of Prairie State Generating Co.'s two 800-megawatt generators is offline after an accident Saturday morning damaged some equipment.During scheduled maintenance of Unit 2, "a water storage tank overflowed resulting in an unexpectedly high release...
Apple Seeks to Regain Cool with $3B Beats Buy
Apple is striking a new chord with a $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, a headphone and music streaming specialist that also brings the swagger of rapper Dr. Dre and recording impresario Jimmy Iovine.Wednesday's announcement comes nearly three...
Athletes of the Week
Brad CarpenterWashington golfA senior, Carpenter shot a 1-over par 71-74-145 to win the Class 4 individual championship at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. He finished eighth in the sectional at the Lakes of Dardenne with a 4-over par 76 and won...
BASEBALL ROUNDUP: St. Pius X Beats New Madrid County
Zach Skaer and Jacob Wilson each drove in a run as Belleville West upset No. 1 O'Fallon 2-1 in 11 innings Wednesday in a Belleville East regional semifinal."We're celebrating the win, but now that win's over and we look forward to Saturday," Belleville...
Bernie: Crowded Outfield Is a Real Problem
How many outfielders does it take to screw in a major-league offense?The Cardinals are still trying to sort all of this out. They have more outfielders than major-league jobs, and it's approaching a sensitive stage where something has to give, and someone...
Blues Provide Lindstrom with a Second Chance
The Blues are hoping that Joakim Lindstrom's second crack at the NHL will produce better results.The club signed the Swedish-born Lindstrom, a left winger, to a one-year contract Wednesday. It is a one-way deal, which means he's expected to play on the...
Both Williams Sisters Knocked out of French Open
PARIS * Wind was whipping, rain was falling, and thick gray clouds overhead were foreboding as Serena Williams double-faulted, then raised her hands in despair and wailed, "I can't serve!"As if to prove the point, Williams double-faulted again moments later,...
Business Digest
Sanofi acquires OTC rights to Cialis * French drugmaker Sanofi is buying the rights to seek approval for a version of the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis that customers would be able to buy without a doctor's prescription. Sanofi will acquire the rights...
Cards Notes: Matheny Readies for All-Star Decisions
There is a good chance that Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will at least take a battery with him to Minneapolis for this year's All- Star Game. What other Cardinals accompany likely All-Stars Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright could be in Matheny's hands...
Carpenter Tries to Spark Cards Rally
Matt Carpenter tested Jacoby Ellsbury on Tuesday night, and by the result, it looked dumb to try to test him again.But try him again he did on Wednesday, when Carpenter sent another liner toward the wall in center.Two line drives to the warning track,...
Editorial: Defending a Foreign Policy That's More Than a Hammer
Despite 5 years of evidence to the contrary, President Barack Obama still believes that reason and compromise can coalesce around U.S. public policy. And so the Great Conciliator went to West Point on Wednesday to defend a foreign policy that his critics...
Families of Heart Transplant Patients Have a Place to Stay
From the large deck of the apartment on Hampton Avenue, the view stretches three miles to Barnes-Jewish Hospital. That's where heart transplant patients stay for three to six months for surgery and follow-up care. The apartment will house patients' families...
FOUL: Wrong Plan to Boost Attendance in St. Charles School District
FOUL: A new plan in the St. Charles School District to penalize parents and guardians with jail time and a fine when their children skip school is the wrong approach.Most parents want their children to go to school every day. They don't condone their...
Gauen: Drug Ads Are Scary, Cupcakes Not
Was I silly to pause and ponder before downing an Advil to soothe my chronically painful knee as I prepared to visit the basement storeroom to move boxes?Perhaps. But before taking even the simplest medication, I cannot help but hear in my brain a replay...
Harline, Aileen Agatha Passed Away Peacefully on Sunday
Harline, Aileen Agatha passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Clayton, Missouri. Aileen was born in Kansas City, Missouri on March 29, 1923, the last of six children of James Christopher and Lillian Hellman Harline....
Health Calendar
TODAYPressure Point Therapy Workshop * 11:30 a.m. at South City Family YMCA, 3150 Sublette Ave. Free. 314-635-1008, drdusty.com/workshops/ events-calendar/.Hatha Yoga * 6 p.m. at Brentwood Community Center, 2505 S. Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood. $55. 314-963-8689,...
Healthy Kids: Teeth Tips to Help Everyone Smile
Almost half of American children will have one or more cavities in their baby teeth before the age of 12. Cavities in young children have been on the rise in recent years. You may think, "What's the big deal? They are just baby teeth."Cavities start...
Illinois Baseball Playoffs
Class 4A Regional (at Alton)* Pekin def. Danville, 4-2* Semi: Edwardsville def. Pekin, 8-0* Semi: Quincy vs. Alton (21-14), 4:30 p.m. today* Final: Edwardsville (29-7) vs. Quincy/Alton, 11 a.m. Saturday May 31Class 4A Regional (at Belleville East)* Belleville...
Illinois Lawmakers Continue 2015 Budget Talks
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. * Illinois lawmakers continued to grapple Wednesday with a new state budget, as Republicans ripped majority Democrats for spending beyond their means with a plan even Democrats acknowledge leaves "big unanswered questions" about the...
ILLINOIS SOFTBALL: Dupo Keeps on Rolling
LITCHFIELD * Dupo pitcher Megan Brown is just a freshman.But the talented right-hander has been performing like a seasoned veteran this postseason.Brown twirled a one-hitter in guiding the Tigers to a 9-0 win over Pleasant Plains in a Class 2A sectional...
Law & Order
RANDOLPH COUNTY, ILL. > Three are killed in crash * Three people were killed in a head-on collision about 2:37 p.m. Sunday on Illinois 154 at Ridge Road, near Sparta, the Illinois State Police said.A westbound Chevrolet Impala driven by Harold G. Robertson,...
Law & Order
EAST ST. LOUIS > Man admits role in fraud * A Belleville man pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud and money laundering and admitted helping a Nigerian scammer bilk more than 70 victims out of at least $116,000, federal prosecutors said.The scammers...
Letters to the Editor, May 29
Repeal president's blank check to wage warAfter nearly 13 years of war, the number of people we mourn on Memorial Day has grown exponentially. Between invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, "limited bombing campaigns"...
Miller Has Rough Outing as Yankees Take Finale
Whatever the Cardinals' lineup did late to gamely deflate the New York Yankees' bloated lead proved merely cosmetic because of the bruising Shelby Miller took early.Before they got a run, his start was already in ruins.The Yankees jumped Miller for nine...
Missouri Baseball Playoffs
Class 3First round:* G1: New Madrid Central def. Scott City, 2-1* G2: St. Pius X def. Maplewood-RH, 11-0* G3: O'Fallon Christian def. Orchard Farm, 8-1* G4: Hallsville def. Palmyra, 7-5* G5: Springfield Catholic def. Cuba, 3-2* G6: Forsyth def. Ash Grove,...
Missouri Soccer Playoffs
Class 1First round:* G1: St. Pius X def. Notre Dame, 4-1* G2: Principia def. Crossroads College Prep, 3-1* G3: Duchesne def. Lutheran North, 6-0* G4: Lutheran St. Charles def. Boonville, 4-1* G5: Clinton def. Dixon, 3-0* G6: Springfield Catholic def....
Missouri Supreme Court to Look at Use of Speed Cameras
MOLINE ACRES * The Missouri Supreme Court has agreed to look at the legality of the use of speed cameras, taking up a case that started with a $124 ticket written by police in Moline Acres to KMOX radio host Charlie Brennan.Lawyers on both sides of the...
MLB Notebook: Darvish Is OK, Will Start Sunday
Darvish's neck if fine, will start SundayYu Darvish showed up to the ballpark on Wednesday with his stiff neck feeling much better, and the Texas Rangers were able to breathe a sigh of relief knowing their Japanese ace won't have to join a long list...
MU Teammates in a League of Their Own
COLUMBIA, Mo. * It's been more than a decade since Brett Halter coached two titans of the thrower's circle, former Missouri All- Americans Christian Cantwell and Russ Bell. At the time of their collegiate prowess, Halter figured it was a once-in-a-lifetime coaching...
Nation Briefs
Kerry chides SnowdenSecretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden a fugitive and challenged him to "man up and come back to the United States."Kerry was asked about Snowden in the wake of an interview...
NBA Roundup: George's 37 Points Help Keep Pacers Alive
INDIANAPOLIS * Paul George went into desperation mode to salvage the Indiana Pacers' season.It was barely good enough.The 24-year-old All-Star scored 21 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter and inspired Indiana to fend off Miami's late challenges as the...
NFL Notes: Rams Add Veteran Guard Joseph
The Rams, seeking to add veteran depth to their offensive line, agreed to a one-year deal with guard Davin Joseph on Wednesday. Joseph, 30, was released by Tampa Bay in March and visited St. Louis early in the free-agent process. The 6-foot-3, 313-pound...
Nhl Notebook
Rangers, without Moore, try to clinch tonightThe New York Rangers will be without John Moore for their next two games for an illegal check to the head of Montreal's Dale Weise in the third period of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday...
NHL Roundup: Blackhawks Win in Double Overtime
CHICAGO * Michal Handzus is every day of 37 years old and 15 seasons in the NHL. He knows he's near the end of his career. He knows he's slower than most of his Chicago teammates.He also knows how to finish a play in a big spot.Handzus scored at 2:04...
Nixon Slams Legislature over $776M 'Smorgasbord' of Special- Interest Tax Cuts
ST. LOUIS * Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday slammed the Legislature for what he called a "smorgasbord" of last-minute special-interest legislation that he says will cost state and local governments some $776 million. St. Louis alone could lose more...
Normandy Teachers Brace for State Intervention
OVERLAND * Beneath silver stars dangling from the ceiling, teachers from Normandy middle and high schools nursed margaritas at the Signature Room, in a strip mall bar off of Interstate 170.It was one day after graduation the last hurrah of the school year....
Obama: US Must Lead Globally but Show Restraint
WEST POINT, N.Y. * Seeking to redefine America's foreign policy for a post-war era, President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared that the United States remains the only nation with the capacity to lead on the world stage but argued it would be a mistake...
People
Stars campaign to protect celebrity kidsSuri Cruise did not ask for fame. Yet she's been chased by cameras practically from birth, with no choice in the matter, because her parents are Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.Kristen Bell is exasperated just thinking...
Phoenix VA Hospital Missed Care for 1,700 Vets
WASHINGTON * About 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix veterans hospital, the Veterans Affairs watchdog said Wednesday in a scathing report that...
Put a Cap on Ethanol to Benefit People, Environment
A coalition of citizens and business leaders from across the country representing grocers, anti-hunger advocates, social workers, small-business owners, engine manufacturers, environmental groups, cattle ranchers, poultry producers, dairy farmers and...
Reference Pricing Would Let Insurers Cap What They Pay for Procedures
After getting a green light earlier this month from the administration of President Barack Obama, more employers may begin to cap what they pay for certain medical treatments, such as joint replacements and drugs, potentially shifting more costs to workers.Done...
Renowned Poet, Activist Maya Angelou Dies; She Was St. Louis Native; Maya Angelou . 1928-2014
NEW YORK * Maya Angelou was a St. Louis native who became one of America's most celebrated poets, authors and civil rights activists. She survived a sometimes desperate upbringing to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page.She died Wednesday...
Rhaney's Path to NFL Marred by Hardships
As the final selections of the NFL draft were made earlier this month, Tennessee State University offensive lineman Demetrius Rhaney started thinking more and more about free agency.Then came an unexpected call from the Rams."It was a dream come true,...
SLU Research Flies into Space
St. Louis University researchers recently launched their work into space to try to grow protein crystals in micro-gravity. The crystals develop more evenly in space compared with in the lab and can later be used to better understand medical issues such...
Sports Commission Thrilled to Land SEC Tournament
COLUMBIA, Mo. * Landing the 2018 Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournament ended a bidding process several years in the making, but the St. Louis Sports Commission hopes it's just the start of a strong bond between the city and the SEC."Any...
Sports Shorts: Penn State's Presence in Georgia Irks SEC Coaches
Penn State's presence in Georgia irks SEC coachesSoutheastern Conference football coaches want the NCAA to close a loophole that allows schools to take part in out-of-state summer camps with high school prospects. The Big Ten Conference's Penn State...
St. Louis-Area Speller in Spelling Bee Semi-Finals for Third Straight Year
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. * Chesterfield speller Gokul Venkatachalam survived into the final day of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, acing "perestroika" and "nouveau" to become one of 46 semifinalists moving into tougher competition on Thursday.It's the...
St. Louis Firefighters Learn to Respond to Rail Oil Mishaps
ST. LOUIS * No detail of the empty railroad tank car parked in the old Union Pacific Sarpy Avenue yard was too small to ignore.Jiwon Bae, a hazardous materials manager with CSX railroad, led St. Louis firefighters on a tour in, around and atop the tanker Wednesday...
St. Louis Poets, Writers Remember Maya Angelou
"In order to tell the truth, I had to go back to those times and be there again. I began writing a book for black girls, because there weren't many books written for them. But when I finished I found that, although I was telling a story through the black experience,...
St. Louis Regional Leaders Face Quick Deadline to Prioritize Transportation Spending
ST. LOUIS * The region's top leaders are scrambling to pull together a transportation spending wish list in time for voters to see specifics before deciding on a statewide sales tax increase in August.In the wake of Gov. Jay Nixon's surprise move to...
Teach for America Recruits to Get Early Start in St. Louis Classrooms
NORMANDY * Teach For America and St. Louis Public Schools have forged a new partnership to allow new corps members to teach summer school before entering the classroom in fall.The two are also partnering with the University of Missouri-St. Louis in an...
Ukraine Sees Russia as Fount of Insurgent Threat
DONETSK, Ukraine * As separatists conceded that militants from Russia's province of Chechnya had joined the rebellion, a Ukrainian government official cautioned Wednesday that its borders had become a "front line" in the crisis.Chechnya's Moscow-backed...
Wednesday's MLB Roundup
Howard's 3-run homer lifts Phillies to win * Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lift host Philadelphia to a 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. Chase Utley hit a tying RBI single off Boone...
What's Up/Heads Up
WHAT'S UP * FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM05.30 Bicycle benefit event * St. Louis Bicycle Works, 2414 Menard Street, will host a benefit event to help support St. Louis Bicycle Works and PeopleForBikes at 7:30 p.m. Friday. PeopleForBikes is a national bicycle...
Woods to Miss U.S. Open
DUBLIN, Ohio * Tiger Woods withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery that has kept him out of golf for nearly three months.It will be the second U.S. Open, and sixth major, he has missed because of injury over the last...
World Briefs
El-Sissi way ahead in Egypt pollEgypt's former military chief appeared well on his way to a landslide victory over his left-wing rival, according to partial election results announced late Wednesday, after voting was extended for a third day in an attempt...
XX Files: Giving Birth Again after a C-Section
It is a question I often hear from patients who have had a cesarean section and have learned they are pregnant again: Can I have a vaginal delivery after a C-section?Each patient has her own reasons for choosing a vaginal birth after a cesarean or a...
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