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Articles from November 16, 2014

2014 Old Newsboys: Business Leaders Team
OUR MISSION STATEMENT: To ensure that children who are at risk in our community because of abuse or poverty receive adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical care and are provided equal opportunity for social development.OLD NEWSBOYS CHAIRMAN Scott Niekamp...
7 Things to Watch: Rams vs. Broncos; Rams Face Huge Test vs. Manning; NFL
HILL RETURNSAfter eight games and more than two months on the bench, Shaun Hill resurfaces as the Rams' starting QB. His timing could've been better considering he'll be trying to match throws with the great Peyton Manning. Not to mention, he'll be facing...
Alabama Knocks off No. 1 Mississippi State; Alabama 25, Mississippi St. 20; Top-Ranked Bulldogs Suffer First Loss of Season; COLLEGE FOOTBALL
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. * Alabama's lead had dwindled into dangerous territory against the nation's top-ranked team.Suddenly, Blake Sims and the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide's offense roared to life with a downfield march full of clutch plays. The result was...
Area College Signings, NCAA Division I & II
High school seniors can sign binding letters of intent with NCAA Division I and II universities beginning Nov. 12, 2014, in all sports except football, soccer and men's water polo.Coaches, athletics directors and administrators can submit signings for...
Area Football Roundup: LB Harris Sparks Lindenwood on Offense; COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Linebacker Connor Harris has been an unstoppable force on defense for Lindenwood all season.So in the Lions' final game of the year Saturday, why not see what he could do on offense?Lindenwood did, and the move paid off. On 11 carries the first of his...
As Coal Jobs Vanish, Miners Search for New Careers
MORGANTOWN, W.VA. * When Glen Turley, 61, lost his job as a coal company truck driver, he did what many people his age shudder to consider: He went back to school to find a new career.Turley took advantage of free classes offered to laid-off miners and...
A Tradition of Giving Begins Its 92nd Year in St. Louis; Whitfield School Student Club Adopts 38 Families for This Year's Campaign; 100 NEEDIEST CASES: HELPING THOUSANDS
About five years ago, a group of students at Whitfield School approached one of their student council sponsors, wanting to set up a club that would provide a formal way to get involved in giving back to the St. Louis community."We worked with the administration...
Bascombe Confronts Loss in Latest Book by Richard Ford; FICTION - BOOKS
Richard Ford wrote a trilogy of Frank Bascombe novels: "The Sportswriter" in 1986, "Independence Day" in 1995 (the first book to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award), and "The Lay of the Land" in 2006.To the thrill of those who adore...
Baseball Notebook: Mariners' Cano Breaks Toe in Japan
Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano is expected to miss 3-4 weeks after breaking a toe during the Major League Baseball All- Stars tour of Japan.The Mariners said Saturday that Cano will not need a cast and the injury will heal with rest. He...
Best-Selling Books for the Week That Ended Nov. 9
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Nov. 9.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Gray Mountain" * John Grisham2. "The Burning Room" * Michael Connelly3. "Havana Storm" * Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler4. "Pegasus" * Danielle...
Black Leadership Roundtable Proposes City-County School District
ST. LOUIS * The chairman of the Black Leadership Roundtable told about 70 area educators and businesspeople Saturday that the best way to ensure children in high-poverty neighborhoods receive the education they need is to dissolve school district boundaries."A...
Blues Deal Leopold to Columbus; Team Gets Fifth-Round Pick in 2016; St. Louisan Chris Butler Recalled; NHL
A combination of depth on defense and a desire to free up salary- cap space led to a trade by the Blues on Saturday.The club sent Jordan Leopold to Columbus in exchange for a fifth- round draft pick in 2016.Leopold, 34, had played in only seven games...
Cardinals' Fall Guys
The Cardinals had eight minor leaguers compete in the Arizona Fall League, which ended with Saturday's championship game. Several, including pitcher Tyrell Jenkins and infielder Jacob Wilson, were key reasons why the Peoria Javelinas won the West division...
Cards Prospect Jenkins Ready for His Closeup; CARDINALS BASEBALL
SURPRISE, Ariz. * There were times earlier in his professional career as he tried to stuff a wiry bundle of athleticism into the form-fitting mold of a pitcher that Tyrell Jenkins stood on the mound and shared something in common with the batter.He,...
Carmakers Unite around Privacy Protections; Nineteen Companies Sign on to Principles to Protect Motorists' Privacy in an Era of Increasingly Computerized Cars
WASHINGTON * Nineteen automakers accounting for most of the passenger cars and trucks sold in the U.S. have signed on to a set of principles they say will protect motorists' privacy in an era when computerized cars pass along more information about their drivers...
CASES 1-3: Parenting of Three Siblings Falls to Teen Brother; 100 NEEDIEST CASES: HELPING THOUSANDS
CASE 1Mr. M is 18 years old and is caring for his three younger siblings, ages 12, 6 and 2, while their mother is jailed. He is finishing high school and keeping the family afloat. The family's savings are dwindling rapidly, and two of the children need...
Chaminade Falls Short in PKs to Lee's Summit; Class 4 Boys Soccer; Red Devils Suffer Championship Heartbreak
BLUE SPRINGS * Jake Pesek went down the line, offering hugs to his teammates. Some struggled to contain their emotions. Others looked numb.A senior midfielder for the Chaminade soccer team, Pesek remained stoic. He was the one that held the runner-up...
College Football Roundup: Wisconsin's Gordon Sets NCAA Record
Wisconsin's Gordon sets NCAA record with 408 rushing yardsMelvin Gordon rushed for a major college-record 408 yards and four touchdowns and No. 11 Wisconsin overcame three early turnovers to take control of the Big Ten West division with a 59-24 win Saturday...
College Football Scores
EastBucknell 31, Holy Cross 24, OTCarnegie-Mellon 17, Washington (Md.) 16Charleston (WV) 69, Urbana 34Concord 29, Shepherd 20, OTCornell 30, Columbia 27Cortland St. 23, Ithaca 20Dartmouth 44, Brown 21Fordham 52, Georgetown 7Harvard 34, Penn 24Hobart...
Couple Help Breathe New Life into Old North St. Louis Neighborhood; AT HOME WITH TRAVIS AND GINA SHERIDAN
Great things are happening in Old North St. Louis, thanks in part to residents like Travis and Gina Sheridan, who have moved in and are committed to breathing new life into what was once a vibrant part of the city. Travis Sheridan, a native of Fresno,...
Cover Albums from Streisand to Manilow Bring out Best ... and Worst
If a song was great the first time around, it must be just as good the second, third or fourth time as well, right?That seems to be the attitude of the music industry, which has gone into overdrive this season bringing back blasts from the past from,...
Dan Caesar's Week 11 NFL Picks: Broncos Gallop over Rams; NFL FOOTBALL
LIONS AT CARDINALS Time * 3:25 p.m. Line * Cardinals by 1Division leaders meet but Arizona is without QB Carson Palmer, who suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Rams last week. Drew Stanton replaces him, and the Cards were 2-1 when he stepped...
Darren Wilson's Radio Calls Show Fatal Encounter Was Brief
FERGUSON * The Aug. 9 fatal shooting here that sparked three months of protests and calls for change from around the world happened in less than 90 seconds, interviews and an analysis of police and EMS records show.The records, obtained by the Post-Dispatch...
'David Bowie Is' an Ode to a Rock Legend; Chicago Art Museum's Exhibit Makes a Case for His Cultural Relevance
It was just about inevitable that rock legend David Bowie would inspire an art exhibition particularly at a time when museums are intent on expanding their audiences and bolstering their bottom lines, by channeling the appeal of pop culture. In critical...
Dimming Star Power Fuels a Video Boom; Movies That Bypassed or Flopped in Theaters Are Filling a Stream of Content
Do you remember a comedy from earlier this year called "Walk of Shame"? Probably not. Although it starred the well-liked Elizabeth Banks as a miniskirted newscaster who gets lost in a bad neighborhood, it earned less than $40,000 in its one-week run...
Down Two Starters, Mizzou Defense Survives; Notebook; Shorthanded Tigers Contain Texas A&M for Much of the Game; COLLEGE FOOTBALL
COLLEGE STATION, Texas * Against one of the country's most potent offenses, Missouri played the first half Saturday at Texas A&M without half its starting secondary. But like they have most of the season, the Tigers' defense rarely flinched in their...
Early Defensive Stops Spark Bombers Shutout; John Burroughs 46, Park Hills Central 0; Moten, Moore Lead Offense
LADUE * The Rebels of Park Hills Central took the opening kickoff Saturday afternoon at John Burroughs and held the ball for 7 minutes and 40 seconds. But they failed to score.Two plays after coming up with a fourth-down sack to end the Rebels' drive,...
Editorial: Toward a Single Standard of Police Excellence; Cop Land; 91 Cities, 60 Police Departments and 3,750 Cops
Better Together, the civic organization studying municipal governance issues in St. Louis and St. Louis County, has hired a Washington, D.C.-based law enforcement think tank to study policing in the city and county. The idea is to see whether taxpayers...
'Empire of Sin' Ruled Just Down the River; A Raucous Chapter of New Orleans' Past: A Neighborhood Set Aside for Prostitutes; NONFICTION - BOOKS
New Orleans' venal turn-of-the-century past has gotten a book worthy of the rich material in Gary Krist's "Empire of Sin."The center of Krist's book is the rise and fall of Storyville, the only red-light district in the U.S. ever established by ordinance....
Family Events
BUGjar Club * For families with kids ages 3-8. Join the fun with the Butterfly House's new literature-based presentation and craft series. Each month, you will learn about a different bug with an interactive storybook reading. Participants then create...
Fashion Fowls: Ninth Annual Fashion Turkey Awards
It's time to bow our heads and carve up some fashion fowls. Years ago we decided to dish out annual Turkey Awards featuring products, trends and procedures in fashion and beauty that deserved to be digested and discarded.Every year, we shake our heads...
Ferguson Protest Figure Says Violent Elements Could Derail Peaceful Message; FERGUSON POLICE SHOOTING
FERGUSON * While the Don't Shoot Coalition has focused its training on de-escalating confrontations between demonstrators and police, one prominent protester says a schism has opened within the movement itself.Patricia Bynes, a longtime presence on protest...
Ferguson Summit Tackles Ways to Help Black Youth Succeed; FERGUSON POLICE SHOOTING
FERGUSON * About 50 people gathered Saturday morning at a Ferguson "local action summit," the first step in joining a White House initiative to help young African-American men succeed in their communities.Mayor James Knowles III said Ferguson decided...
From the Editor: The Post-Dispatch in the Community
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, established in 1878, is widely known as our hometown newspaper with the leading news website in the region.But the role that the entire company plays in building our local communities is less familiar. Today, I want to make...
Golf Roundup: Bohn Overcomes Rain, Grabs the Lead in Mexico; He Shoots 67 despite Being 'Soaked Right Down to My Boxer Shorts' in Final PGA
Jason Bohn looked out toward the ocean Saturday and knew it was going to be tough day at the OHL Classic in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. He kept it together long enough to take the lead.Bohn made a pair of birdies, and a pair of tough par saves that were...
Hansbrough Helps MU Run Past Texas A&M; MIZZOU 34, TEXAS A&M 27- COLLEGE FOOTBALL
COLLEGE STATION, Texas * Visiting newly super-sized Kyle Field, where the announced crowd of 104,756 was the biggest to ever see a Missouri game, the Tigers showed them something nobody's seen this season: An explosive Mizzou offense.Leave it to Missouri...
Health Insurance Enrollment Kicks off to Tempered Expectations
HealthCare.gov opened for enrollment Saturday, and the federal health insurance portal got off to smoother start than its much- maligned debut last year.But the start of the second enrollment period under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul...
Horrigan: The 'Morally and Intellectually Troubling' Case of Leon Taylor; Death Penalty; A Black Murderer, a White Jury and #Ferguson
In six years as Missouri's governor, Jay Nixon has received 13 petitions for clemency from inmates facing the death penalty. He's turned down all but one, and he never explained that decision.Now the governor has a 14th petition before him. Leon V. Taylor, 56,...
Hospitals and Pharmacies Grapple with Rising Drug Prices
Fed up with the rising price of drugs, Ascension Health last month did something unusual. It publicly banned a drug company's sales reps.The reason: The company had reclassified three cancer drugs, causing prices to spike.In a memo to employees, Dr....
How the Top 25 Fared - College Football
1. Mississippi State (9-1) lost to No. 4 Alabama 25-20. Next: vs. Vanderbilt, Saturday.2. Florida State (10-0) beat Miami 30-26. Next: vs. Boston College, Saturday.3. Oregon (9-1) did not play. Next: vs. Colorado, Saturday.4. Alabama (9-1) beat No. 1...
How to Get Job Training and a Decent Job Cheaply; Community Colleges Offer Better Deal Than For-Profits
Jamie Meyerkord lost her job as a dental hygienist last year. "I searched for a job for three months. There just wasn't any demand in the field," she said.The obvious answer was to find a new career.Her biggest hurdle: no money. "I needed a new trade...
It May Be Time to Touch Up Your Caulk on Molding; HOME Q&A
The current changes in our seasonal temperatures are sometimes welcome, sometimes not. One aspect of the change in temperature can be the caulking of your baseboard, chair rail and crown molding.When the moldings were installed, they were likely caulked...
Judge Blocks Maui County from Implementing GMO Law
HONOLULU * A federal judge said Friday that Maui County may not implement a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms until he considers arguments in a lawsuit against the measure.Both sides have agreed to delay the date the law...
Katherine Heigl Tackles Lead in CIA Drama; Actress Brings a Negative Reputation along to NBC Political Thriller 'State of Affairs.'
How much you like "State of Affairs," the political thriller arriving Monday on NBC, will depend a lot on how you feel about Katherine Heigl.Whether you dislike it will also depend, you guessed it, on how you feel about Katherine Heigl.There's a lot...
Letters to the Editor, Nov. 16
Massive number of immigrants is no longer good for our nationWhile searching for an example of modern-day prejudice I luckily came across the Post-Dispatch editorial in support of executive action on immigration by the president (Nov. 10).From the editorial,...
Logano Hopes to Give Penske a Second Major Racing Title; Owner Would Be First to Double with Sprint Cup and IndyCar Crowns
HOMESTEAD, Fla. * Joey Logano, trying to help team owner Roger Penske to a sweep of the major American racing titles, was the fastest of the four championship contenders in Saturday's final practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway.Team Penske won the IndyCar...
Look Back 250; St. Louis and Rest of Unprepared Country Gear Up for World War II; 182,000 Men from Metro Area Step Up on the First Day of Draft Registration
ST. LOUIS * Young men gathered in barber shops, church basements and libraries on Oct. 16, 1940, opening day of registration for the nation's first-ever peacetime draft."See you in Flanders," said one cocky registrant, referring to killing fields of...
Low Inflation Shouldn't Delay Rate Liftoff, Bullard Argues
With energy prices falling and wages weak, inflation remains lower than the Federal Reserve wants it to be.The question is, what should the central bank do about it?There's a wide range of opinion within the central bank. Some officials say it should...
Made in St. Louis: Glass Art for Home Dcor
CHRIS MCCARTHYAge* 45Home* ClaytonFamily* Wife Stephanie; daughter, Ella, 13What he makes* Chris is a glass artist and owner of Park Avenue Glass. To reach him, call 314-898-2583 or email chris@parkavenueglass.com. To view his items, visit parkavenueglass.com,...
Missouri Guard Unit Home after Taking Down Bases in Afghanistan
ST. LOUIS * A Missouri National Guard unit is decompressing at home after spending six months in Afghanistan tearing down bases built up during the longest war in U.S. history.One of the 154 citizen soldiers who deployed with the 276th Engineer Company...
Monsignor David Ratermann: Priest Who Helped Start First St. Louis Missions in Bolivia Dies
David Ratermann grew up in a devout Roman Catholic family in north St. Louis. He was a young man when he was ordained a priest in 1951. He soon volunteered to go to Bolivia.He was to become a missionary in a land where he didn't know the language. He...
Motor Sports Roundup: Elliott Celebrates as Kenseth Wins Nationwide
Elliott celebrates as Kenseth wins NationwideChase Elliott could let Matt Kenseth take a spin with the checkered flag. Even without the win, Elliott had a championship celebration waiting for him in Victory Lane.Elliott finally got to enjoy his Nationwide...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/ moundcitymoneySt. Louis recovers revenue * Two-thirds of the biggest U.S. cities still haven't seen their revenue recover from the recession, a new study says, but St. Louis doesn't have...
MU RUNS PAST A&M; Hansbrough Sparks Big Third Quarter, Tigers Hang on to Win; MIZZOU 34, TEXAS A&M 27- COLLEGE FOOTBALL
COLLEGE STATION, Texas * Visiting Texas A&M's newly super-sized Kyle Field, where the announced crowd of 104,756 was the biggest to ever see a Missouri game, the Tigers showed them something few have seen this season: An explosive Mizzou offense.Leave...
Nation Digest
Chemical leak kills 4 in TexasFour workers were killed and one was injured Saturday during a hazardous chemical leak at a suburban Houston industrial plant, DuPont officials said.The chemical, methyl mercaptan, began leaking around 4 a.m. in a unit at...
Nation's Last Big Icebreaker Endures despite Age; It's Eight Years Past Retirement, but It Will Soon Be Heading for Antarctica on an Annual Mission
SAN FRANCISCO * The last U.S. icebreaker capable of crushing through the thickest ice of the Antarctic and Arctic is about to resume its mission after the latest repairs to postpone its already past-due retirement.Climate change makes the 38-year-old...
Nicholas Nixon's 40 Years of Family Portraits Measure Passage of Time; VISUAL ART
When* Opens Friday; then Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed Monday. Runs through April 5.Where*St. Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest ParkHow much*FreeMore info*314-721-0073; slam.orgBack in 1969, St....
No. 5 TCU Avoids Upset at Kansas; No. 5 TCU 34, Kansas 30; Horned Frogs Avoid Upset, but Victory over Lowly KU Could Still Hurt Playoff Hopes; COLLEGE FOOTBALL
LAWRENCE, Kan. * TCU coach Gary Patterson spent most of Saturday watching every bounce, blooper and bizarre play go against his team on a frigid afternoon at Kansas.In the end, the fifth-ranked Horned Frogs did just enough to turn back a spirited upset...
No Surprises in Bush's Heartfelt Look at His Dad; NONFICTION - BOOKS
In 2009, former President George W. Bush chatted with Dorie McCullough Lawson, the daughter of historian David McCullough. Her father had won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography of President John Adams. But she told Bush:"You should know that one of my...
Officials: Bad Drugs Likely Killed 13 Indian Women
NEW DELHI * Tainted drugs apparently killed 13 women who underwent sterilization procedures in central India after autopsies ruled out any surgery faults, officials said Saturday.Amar Agarwal, Chhattisgarh state's health minister, said a preliminary...
Off-Track Delivery: Coal Users Are Fired Up over Railroad Delays; Utilities Want Regulators to Step in to Keep Shipments on Time
Ameren Missouri and other utilities dependent on Western coal are fed up with BNSF railroad's delivery problems, and they're asking federal rail regulators to step in and force the company to improve service.A trade group known as the Western Coal Traffic...
Old Newsboys: 270 Grants Awarded to Local Children's Charities
The organizations that received funding from the 2013 Old Newsboys proceeds are:A Million StarsAcademic Development InstituteAliveAlmost HomeAngels' ArmsAnnie's Hope - Bereavement Center for KidsAssistance League of St. LouisBethany PlaceBig Brothers...
Old Newsboys Hail Donations for Kids' Charities; Early-Morning Crew on Thursday, Nov. 20, Mans Big Part of Total Effort
Nobody gets up earlier than Old Newsboys to fulfill kids' everyday needs and dreams. Since 1957, a special-edition newspaper has been published annually and funds donated through its sale have benefited children's charities.How is the weather each Thursday...
Old Newsboys: This Thursday Morning at a Corner near You; Help Rewrite the Future of St. Louis Area Children
62002 Broadway & Henry62201 10th & Collinsville62203 Hwy 157 & State Street62204 40th & Caseyville Rd.62208 5917 South Illinois (St. Louis Bread Co.)Commerce Ln. & Market Place62234 501 Belt Line Drive - Schnucks130 S. Center Street - Collinsville Post...
Perryville Finishes Title Quest by Blitzing Soldan in Second Half; Class 2 Boys Soccer; Tigers Settle for Runner-Up Showing
BLUE SPRINGS * As coach Jeremy Resmann put it, the high intensity and emotion that served the Soldan boys soccer team so well through much of the season became a double-edged sword Saturday in the Class 2 state championship.The Tigers trailed by just...
Playoff Football Results, Schedule (High School)
Luth. North 0 0 7 0 7Palmyra 6 8 0 0 14P: Harvey 10 run (run failed), 2:34P: Harvey 4 run (Obert pass from Scholl), 3:17L: Jenkins 4 run (Klotzer kick), 4:08---Jackson 0 7 14 0 21Ladue 14 0 0 17 31L: Scott 5 run (Fox kick), 8:44L: Edwards 65 run (Fox...
Pow! TV's 'Batman' Is Finally out on DVD; TELEVISION
LOS ANGELES * No surprise: Adam West has an excellent sense of humor.The actor, after all, was immersed in a madcap brew of scenery- chewing villains and pun-filled dialogue in the 1960s TV series "Batman" and yet managed to portray the caped crusader...
Prices of Generic Drugs Skyrocket; Hospitals, Pharmacies Feel Pinch; Regulators Take Notice
Fed up with the rising price of drugs, Ascension Health last month did something unusual. It publicly banned a drug company's sales reps.The reason: The company had reclassified three cancer drugs, causing prices to spike.In a memo to employees, Dr....
Protesters Prepare for the Worst in Ferguson; Training Sessions Teach People to Effectively, Peacefully Confront Police; FERGUSON POLICE SHOOTING
ST. LOUIS * They stood in a crowded meeting room, arms locked at the elbows, as the tap, tap, tap of police batons grew louder.The Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, of the First Baptist Church of Boston, stood in the middle of the tightly woven circle."How do you...
Rams Hold off Jackson with Late Rally; Ladue 31, Jackson 21; Fourth- Quarter Magic Continues
ST. LOUIS * Everybody at St. Louis U. High could feel the game and season slipping away from the Ladue football team.Jackson had all the momentum and the lead after a dominant third quarter in the Class 5 quarterfinal Saturday.But thanks to two jolts...
Rams Roster - Broncos Roster; Nfl: Rams vs. Broncos; Noon Sunday; Kmov (Ch. 4)
RAMS ROSTERno player pos. ht. wt. ex. college4 Greg Zuerlein K 6-1 196 3 M. Western6 Johnny Hekker P 6-5 236 3 Oregon State9 Austin Davis QB 6-2 221 2 Southern Miss10 Damian Williams WR 6-1 200 5 USC11 Tavon Austin WR 5-8 176 2 West Virginia12 Stedman...
Rams Set to Combat Manning's Wizardry; NFL FOOTBALL
New Rams safety Mark Barron has faced Peyton Manning only once, two years ago as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer.It wasn't the most monstrous of Manning performances: three touchdown passes, 242 yards in a 31-23 Denver victory. Even so, in the minds of Barron...
Remote Nevada Quakes Result from Stretching Crust; Phenomenon Causes a Swarm of Temblors in the Remote Desert of Nevada, Oregon and California
GRANTS PASS, Ore. * Scientists say a swarm of earthquakes since July in the remote desert linking Oregon, California and Nevada can be traced to the constant stretching of the Earth's crust.The Sierra Nevada mountain range is moving northwest about a...
Report: Major Federal Lab Misused Contract Funds
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. * Managers at one of the nation's premier federal laboratories improperly used taxpayer funds to influence members of Congress and other officials as part of an effort to extend the lab's $2.4 billion management contract, the U.S. Department...
Schools Try Shuffling Schedules for Success
For years, schools have grappled with how to help the most struggling pupils catch up to their classmates.In many cases, holding them back to repeat a grade hasn't worked. Neither has social promotion allowing children to move to the next grade with...
SEC: Florida Falls at Home to S. Carolina; COLLEGE FOOTBALL
No. 16 Georgia knocks Auburn out of SEC title contention Nick Chubb shared the spotlight in Todd Gurley's return, with both backs rushing for more than 100 yards in No. 16 Georgia's 34-7 victory over ninth-ranked Auburn on Saturday night in Athens, Ga.Georgia...
SEC Notebook: More Trouble for Muschamp as Florida Loses Again at Home; COLLEGE FOOTBALL
More trouble for Muschamp as Florida loses again at home This may have been the final game in the Swamp for South Carolina's Steve Spurrier and Florida's Will Muschamp.After Muschamp went conservative again and settled for a field goal to start overtime,...
Sherpa: Backing into One of Life's Great Lessons
Life is funny.Sure, I know life is good. And I know life is hard and unfair a seemingly unfair amount of the time.But quite often, if you're willing to look at it with the right head tilt, life is just darn funny.On Election Day, the office of Gov. Jay...
SLU Pulls out a Victory in Season Opener; McBroom's Late 3-Pointer Gives Billikens a Win in Their Opener; SLU 62, SIUC 59 - COLLEGE BASKETBALL
The sweeping change in personnel for St. Louis University was never better illustrated in the team's season opener than in the heart of the second half when coach Jim Crews threw four freshmen on the floor simultaneously.What better way to get indoctrinated...
Sport Shorts: Djokovic, Federer to Meet for ATP Crown
Djokovic, Federer to meet for ATP crownTwo-time defending champion Novak Djokovic overcame a lapse of concentration to beat Kei Nishikori 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 and advance to a third straight final at the ATP Finals on Saturday in London. On Sunday, he'll take...
Sports on the Air
BASKETBALL6 p.m. NBA: Houston at Oklahoma City, NBA TVCollege men11 a.m. Mercer at Seton Hall, FSMNoon Buffalo at Kentucky, ESPNUNoon Chattanooga at Wisconsin, ESPNewsNoon Samford at Pittsburgh, FSM Plus2 p.m. Indianapolis-Purdue at Purdue, BTN3 p.m....
'STL Line' Shines Again in Blues Win; Schwartz Has Goal and Assist, Lehtera Adds Seventh Goal of Season in Win against Capitals; NHL: BLUES 4, CAPITALS 1
A trade, a few snow flakes and a sellout crowd it's beginning to feel like hockey season at Scottrade Center.In a mid-day move, Jordan Leopold was dealt to Columbus for a draft pick, and later in the evening, a crowd of 19,399 drove through the first...
St. Louis Agencies Stocking Up on Road Salt in Time for Winter Blast
St. Louis area highway and street departments are loading up on salt this year in case there's a replay of last winter.St. Louis Streets Director Todd Waelterman said the city is paying a premium price, up to $112 a ton, for a commodity that it was able...
Susan Graham Welcomes Challenges of Mahler in SLSO Performance; Robertson Conducts Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham, Tenor Paul Groves in 'Das Lied Von der Erde.'; MUSIC
Next weekend is a particularly special one for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, with two completely different orchestral programs at Powell Symphony Hall. On Friday night, music director David Robertson leads the first of three "Music You Know" concerts, chatting...
Top 25 Roundup: Wisconsin's Gordon Sets Rushing Mark in Win; COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Wisconsin back rushes for 408; FSU rallies to win againMelvin Gordon rushed for a major college-record 408 yards and four touchdowns and No. 11 Wisconsin overcame three early turnovers to take control of the Big Ten West with a 59-24 win Saturday over No....
Top US General in Iraq to Assess Anti-IS Campaign; Joint Chiefs Chairman Has Said More Troops Might Be Dispatched to Fight Islamic State
BAGHDAD * America's top military leader arrived in Iraq on Saturday on a previously unannounced visit, his first since a U.S.- led coalition began launching airstrikes against the extremist Islamic State group.The visit by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman...
Trail of the Week; Indian Camp Creek Park
While normally thought of as a wildflower park, it's just as inviting in the fall and a favorite of hikers and off-road bicyclists because the crowds are thinner. Where * 2679 Dietrich Road on the St. Charles-Lincoln County line, about one mile west...
US Cities Brace for Protests off Ferguson Decision; FERGUSON POLICE SHOOTING
BOSTON * From Boston to Los Angeles, police departments are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo.The St. Louis County grand jury is expected...
US Fights Cybercrime from Suburban Office Parks; at Classified Government Centers, Work Focuses on Keeping Hackers out, Limiting Damage
ARLINGTON, Virginia * Ground zero in the nation's fight against cybercrime hides in plain sight, in a nondescript suburban office building with no government seals or signs.Only after passing a low-key receptionist stationed on the seventh floor does...
Warriors Knock out Wildcats; St. Charles West 49, Westminster 28; Rugraff's Interception Return for Touchdown Triggers Runaway Second Half in a Class 4 Quarterfinal Victory
TOWN AND COUNTRY * The St. Charles West football team was knocked back on its heels Saturday. But the Warriors came back swinging.After letting a 14-point lead slip away in the second half, the Warriors reeled off the next four touchdowns to run past...
Webster Groves Are the Champions; Class 3 Boys Soccer; Defender's Early Goal Does It for Statesmen
BLUE SPRINGS * It began spontaneously but became ritual.After winning its second district title in school history and first since 1987, the Webster Groves boys soccer team formed a circle, the players put their arms on each others shoulders, danced and...
What's Up/Heads Up
WHAT'S UP * FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM11.17 Racial equality program * Focus St. Louis will host "An Evening of Learning: Practical Solutions for Positive Change" from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Missouri History Museum. Civic and religious leaders will discuss...
When a Classmate Says: I'm Going to Kill You; Threat against Child Brings Back Memories of Parkway School Shooting in '80S
Recess ended before they could include him in their game of Twister. They already had four players. They would add him in the next round, but the bell rang. The upset, excluded child said to his young classmates: I want to bring a gun to school and shoot...
Women Come from across World to Have St. Louis Doctor Remove Their Pelvic Mesh
A glass box engraved with "Another girl slayed by the sling slayer" sits outside the surgeon's office. A patient was so grateful after Dr. Dionysios Veronikis removed her painful pelvic mesh, she gave the box to him along with purple wooden hearts for...
World Digest
Hong Kong protesters denied Beijing visasThree Hong Kong students who have led protests for greater democracy in the former British colony were denied in their attempt Saturday to go to Beijing to meet with top Chinese officials.Alex Chow, Nathan Law...
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