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Articles from March 2, 2014

10 Creative Bedroom Ideas That Are for the Boys; Your Home
Boys' spaces can get short-shrift in the world of decorating.They're too young for man caves and too old for baby motifs. Unlike the volumes and catalogues of styles for girls, only a few predictable themes seem to come up frequently when creating a bedroom...
1950s Ladue Ranch Is Perfectly Preserved; AT HOME WITH MIKE KNOLL AND JEFF DAILY - YOUR HOME
The beautifully preserved 1955 ranch house owned by Mike Knoll and Jeff Daily sits perched atop a hill at the back of its private Ladue subdivision. Listed as a teardown, the couple, fans of midcentury modern design, "saved" the house when they purchased...
2014 Academy Awards; OSCARS
Best picture__ "American Hustle" __ "Captain Phillips"__ "Dallas Buyers Club" __ "Gravity"__ "Her" __ "Nebraska"__ "Philomena" __ "12 Years a Slave"__ "The Wolf of Wall Street"Actor__ Christian Bale "American Hustle"__ Bruce Dern "Nebraska"__ Leonardo...
A Chance Encounter with a Friend from Childhood; Why Do Some Associations Last a Lifetime?; YOUR HOME
The minute I got bumped from my return flight, the thought crossed my mind that fate may be conspiring to grant a wish. I had told my husband when he drove me to the airport for this trip with my sisters that this would be the year that I would actively...
Adjustable Rate: Right for You?; Risks; Mortgage Payment Could Jump in a Few Years.; Rewards; If Loan Is Short-Term, It Could Be Favorable
A mortgage shopper is like a contestant in a game show.The bank's lending officer plays the host and presents the choice: Do you want to take the sure thing, or spin the wheel and hope you'll end up richer?A good old fixed-rate mortgage is the sure thing....
Arcadia, Mo., Looks for a Boost from TV Series; ABC Didn't Shoot 'Resurrection' There, but the Network Will Host a Screening before; ENTERTAINMENT
Can a television series about death help bring new life to Missouri's Arcadia Valley? Residents are pinning their hopes on the possibility that it can.Changing times and the economic recessions have hit the valley hard. Once, it was a popular getaway...
Army Survey Finds Few Women Want Combat Assignments; Both Genders Are Emphatic, Though: Service's Physical Standards Must Not Be Weakened to Accommodate Them
FORT EUSTIS, Va. * Only a small fraction of Army women say they'd like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle, according to preliminary results from a...
At the Theater, Details Make the Difference; Local Productions Show the Effects, Good and Bad, of Small Touches
The architect Mies van der Rohe said "God is in the details." But people often quote it another way: "The devil is in the details." Perhaps the details are where they live together. It's true in theater, at least. Apt small touches can make the audience...
Barnhart, Bruce Alden Jr. 54 of St. Louis
Barnhart, Bruce Alden Jr. 54 of St. Louis, passed Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born in Ann Arbor, MI to Marcia Bulliss Barnhart and Bruce Alden Barnhart Sr. Bruce grew up in Grand Rapids, MI and graduated from East Grand Rapids...
Baseball Notebook
Tanaka throws two scoreless inningsMasahiro Tanaka allowed two hits and struck out three over two scoreless innings in his first spring training game for the New York Yankees.The Japanese star entered in the fifth inning of Saturday's 4-0 win over Philadelphia...
Blues Make All-In Move to Win Now by Getting Goalie
So the Blues acquired the missing piece, the difference-maker who shall elevate them from young postseason novices to Stanley Cup contenders. A position marked by a low floor all of a sudden offers a three-story ceiling.That was the story when the Blues...
Boys Basketball District Finals
jennings * Sean Clancey leapt into the air. C.J. Jones kissed the trophy. The Cardinal Ritter boys basketball team celebrated with a joy that only comes when the season is on the line.Behind an outstanding defensive team effort and Clancey's spectacular...
CAPROCK CANYONS; Dramatic Landscapes and Wandering Bison; YOUR TRAVELS
Bumping wildly across the uneven ground here on the Texas Panhandle's "Permian Plains," lumpy terrain spiked thickly with rough prairie grasses we headed toward a large group of frolicking yes, frolicking shaggy-brown beasts in the distance. Park superintendent...
Cards Wearing Red during Spring; Notebook; Players Must 'Earn' Privilege of Wearing White Jerseys; BASEBALL
JUPITER, Fla. * The Cardinals have broken from their tradition this spring in order to honor it.For the first time under the current ownership, which came in 1996, the Cardinals are wearing their red batting-practice jerseys for all exhibition games...
Cavaliers Capture First ACC Championship in 33 Years; No. 12 Virginia 75, No. 4 Syracuse 56; Third Loss in Four Games for the Orange; COLLEGE BASKETBALL
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. * Malcolm Brogdon talked before No. 12 Virginia's final home game about making it a success for seniors Joe Harris, Akil Mitchell and even former walk-on Thomas Rogers, the first building blocks in Tony Bennett's remaking of the...
Chile: Fossil Whales in Desert Mystery Solved
SANTIAGO, Chile * Scientists investigating a graveyard of marine mammal fossils near Chile's northern coast say toxins generated by algae blooms most likely poisoned the animals millions of years ago.The study by a team of Chilean and Smithsonian Institution scientists...
China: Train Station Attack Was Terrorism; Assailants with Long Knives Hacked at Travelers; 33 People Are Dead and 130 Injured, Reports Say
BEIJING * More than 10 knife-wielding attackers slashed people at a train station in southwestern China late Saturday in what authorities called a terrorist attack, and police fatally shot five of the assailants, leaving 33 people dead and 130 injured,...
College Basketball - around the Nation
Michigan wins to clinch share of Big Ten title thanks to IllinoisNik Stauskas scored 21 points and Glenn Robinson III provided an emotional lift with his dunks as No. 16 Michigan clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title with a 66-56 victory over...
College of Pharmacy Student Is Fatally Shot from Passing Car
A St. Louis College of Pharmacy student was fatally shot during a backyard party at a south St. Louis house early Saturday.Nicholas Kapusniak, 20, of Waukesha, Wis., was shot shortly before 1 a.m. in the 2700 block of Accomac Street. He was pronounced dead...
'Cosmos' Gets Spectacular Remake in 'A Spacetime Odyssey'; TELEVISION
In 1980, scientist Carl Sagan made a big bang on PBS with his "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," a 13-part exploration of our place in the universe.On a "Spaceship of the Imagination," Sagan traveled through our solar system and beyond, far beyond. He took...
DOUBLE DOWN; Second Straight Loss Damages Stock; COLLEGE BASKETBALL
RICHMOND, VA. * St. Louis University has embarked on a new streak, and as much as the Billikens didn't want to dwell too much on their 19-game winning streak while it was going on, they'll probably want to think about the current one even less.The 10th-ranked...
Ealy Should Be MU's Next First-Round Pick; NFL DRAFT
Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews doesn't seem like the trash-talking type. But to hear Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy tell the story, he drove Matthews to that extreme when the teams met in late November at Faurot Field."There was a lot of...
Editorial Boost for Civic Engagement, Direction
Over the last two weeks, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial department staff has worked overtime to spark a community conversation about what the future of St. Louis could look like.Its four-part series "A Greater St. Louis: Schools, Jobs, Unity" is...
Fair Trade Lessens the Guilt from Indulging in Chocolate; St. Louis Company Is Set to Begin Using Only Certified Cocoa, Sugar
Chocolate can already be a bit of a guilty indulgence for many people.But in addition to calories, there's been an increasing awareness about the poverty and coerced child labor often associated with cocoa farms in West Africa, which supply the majority...
Fashionable Bowties for Dogs; MADE IN ST. LOUIS; JENNIFER KOHNE
JENNIFER KOHNEAge * 53City * Webster GrovesFamily * Husband, Geoffrey GutenschwagerWhat she makes * Jennifer makes fabric bowtie-themed dog collars that are stylish, fun and whimsical. She's the owner of Kohne Kollars. To contact her, visit kohnekollars.com,...
Five Hollywood Directors Had Skills Military Needed; Huston, Ford and Wyler Are among the Men Who Recorded WWII on Film; NONFICTION - BOOKS
In "Five Came Back," the five were movie directors Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston, George Stevens and William Wyler. They volunteered for military service in World War II and only Capra, who was stationed in Washington, did not see combat.Ford was...
FUR TRADE TAKES HOLD; Burgeoning Commerce Finances the City's Growth in Industry and Transportation; Look Back / 250
It was all about the riches in animal skins.Residents of Pierre Laclede's wilderness outpost took to the trade with gusto, even to neglecting their fields. Visitors nicknamed the town "Pain Court," meaning "short of bread." Locals were too focused to...
Get in Line for Online Dating; QUIRKOUT! CRAZY THINGS WOMEN DO TO STAY SANE
Remember the old-fashioned days of "boy meets girl"? That's right. He actually met a girl in person.Today, not so much. Single women are soooo busy working and watching Lena Dunham's disastrous dating on "Girls" that they don't have time to look for...
Girls Basketball District Roundup
ST. LOUIS * There would be no comeback this time.After erasing a double-digit deficit headed into the fourth quarter of last year's district championship game against Principia, the Lutheran St. Charles girls basketball team flipped the script and held...
Grichuk Is Opening Some Eyes; Former Angels' First-Rounder Is Looking to Make the Most of a Fresh Start with Cardinals
JUPITER, Fla. * The cozy eight-team Texas League, with so many games against so few teams, is a hard place to hide a hole in a swing. It didn't take long for the Cardinals' Class AA affiliate to exploit a young slugger in the middle of Arkansas' lineup....
High-Risk Borrowers. Unusual Repossessions. Dreams Destroyed; 'These Documents Send Up Red Flags'; John W. Kelly Had Residents of His Subdivision Sign Quit Claim Deeds, Essentially Taking over Ownership of the Homes; REAL ESTATE
They called it the Shawnee model. Three bedrooms. Two baths. A finished basement. And, more importantly, a far cry from the mobile home park where Anthony Winebarger and his family once lived.To Winebarger, it was more than a home. It was a sign that...
Home and Garden Events; YOUR HOME
Green Thumb 106 Olivette in Bloom Lecture Series * Free gardening lectures. On March 5: Container Gardening, Sue Bird of University Gardens Nursery. On March 19: Designing a Perennial Garden, Alice Mitchell of St. Louis Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau....
Illinois 53, No. 18 Michigan St. 46; Win Is Third in a Row; COLLEGE BASKETBALL
EAST LANSING, Mich. * Illinois is on a roll thanks in large part to its stifling defense.But Illini coach John Groce is not ready to celebrate.Tracy Abrams scored 12 points, leading Illinois to a 53-46 win over No. 18 Michigan State on Saturday.The Illini...
INDEX CONFIRMS IT: THIS WINTER IS MISERABLE; in Beleaguered Detroit, It's the Worst; WEATHER
DETROIT * A new winter misery index confirms what many Americans in the Midwest and East know in their all-too-chilled bones: This has been one of the harshest winters of our lifetimes.And nowhere has been hit harder, relatively, than Detroit.Sure Chicago,...
Inflation Is Low, but It's a Drag on Economy; Growth Has Slowed to a Crawl in Many Nations
WASHINGTON * Since the Great Recession ended 4 years ago, Americans have struggled with high unemployment, static pay and a slow economy. Yet they've had one thing in their favor: low inflation.But hold the applause.It might be unfathomable to people...
James Adjusts to a New Mask, Helps Heat Win Seventh in a Row; NBA
LeBron James' switch to a clear mask didn't hinder his shooting eye, and he had 20 points Saturday to help the Miami Heat earn their seventh consecutive victory by beating the visiting Orlando Magic 112-98.At the NBA's request, James dispensed with the...
Jefferson County Port Plan May Actually Float
HERCULANEUM * A Mississippi River port has long been touted as a way to boost Jefferson County's economy, but getting the sought- after barge traffic remained elusive.Now the project is moving closer to reality. Next on the checklist to bring the port...
LAW & ORDER [Corrected 03/12/14]
WELLSTON > Man, woman are found fatally shot * A man and a woman were found fatally shot in a home in Wellston early Saturday morning, police said.About 2 a.m., police were called to the 1600 block of Vassier Avenue, where a woman came home and found...
Lee, Charles F. 84
Lee, Charles F.84, baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection died Friday, February 22, 2014. Charles was one of three children of Henry Lee and Elmossie Conley. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Melvanah F. Lee, in 2004. They had two...
Local Cease-Fires Struck in Syria Allow for Flow of Food, Medicine
BEIRUT * In one besieged neighborhood after another, weary rebels have turned over their weapons to the Syrian government in exchange for an easing of suffocating blockades that have prevented food, medicine and other staples from reaching civilians...
Long Waits Frustrate Health Care Shoppers; Some Have Given Up Because of Time Spent on Phone with Insurance Exchanges
ANNAPOLIS, Md. * For those trying to enroll through online health exchanges, help has long been advertised as just a phone call away.Yet the challenge in some states has been trying to get a call through at all, never mind the multiple transfers once...
McIlroy Stays on Top in Honda; He Has a Two-Shot Edge as He Tries to End Drought on PGA Tour
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. * Rory McIlroy did just enough to keep the lead Saturday in the Honda Classic with a 1-under 69, giving him a two-shot cushion and a chance to win on the PGA Tour for the first time in 18 months.McIlroy avoided a big number early...
Metro Agrees Bus Rapid Transit Warrants Further Study
Every workday, Sylvia Sherman boards three buses and a MetroLink train to get from Centreville, in the Metro East, to west St. Louis County.In all, Sherman's mass transit commute to Delmar Gardens, in Chesterfield, takes two hours. Each way."So you have...
MILLER HAPPY FOR NEW START; Former Vezina Winner Will Play Sunday at Phoenix; BLUES
GLENDALE, Ariz. * A black SUV rolled into the Renaissance Hotel front entrance at mid-afternoon on Friday and out popped a recognizable black stocking cap.It's Arizona, but Ryan Miller is not often seen without it.Blues captain David Backes was the first...
New App-Based Limo Service Is Set to Debut in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS * Rev up those smartphones. Carmel Limousine soon will be the first to offer mobile app-based car service in the St. Louis market.The St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission recently approved the service.Carmel Limo's app should be available...
NFL Notebook
Pats' Dennard reports to jailNew England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard reported to a Lincoln, Neb., jail Saturday to begin his 60-day term for a 2012 assault on a police officer.Dennard, 24, reported to the Lancaster County Adult Detention Facility...
Nuclear Waste Tanks Raise Fears of Leaks; Double-Walled Storage Vessels at Site in Washington State Show ' Construction Flaws,' Could Fail
SPOKANE, Wash. * While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.The...
NuvaRing Cleared FDA despite Fears over Blood Clots; MEDICINE
At age 17, La Monica Greene began using a novel contraceptive device. The St. Louis teenager had obtained a prescription for NuvaRing a vaginal, once-a-month birth control ring.Several weeks later, she died.Her mother, Monica Greene, filed a wrongful...
Oscar Show: Movie Music, Superheroes, Ellen; U2, Pharrell Williams, Karen O and Idina Menzel Will Perform Nominated Songs; OSCARS
LOS ANGELES * With less than a week to go before the Academy Awards, the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Hollywood is on lockdown. Guards stand at every door, and handlers with walkie-talkies keep a close eye on any visitors.Neil Meron, who is producing...
Pakistani Taliban Agree to Cease-Fire during Peace Talks; Critics of the Negotiations Say Militants Merely Use Time Away from Battle to Regroup; Factions Will Be Hard to Control
PESHAWAR, Pakistan * The Pakistani Taliban announced Saturday that the group will observe a one-month cease-fire as part of efforts to negotiate a peace deal with the government, throwing new life into a foundering peace process.Spokesman Shahidullah...
PARTY PEOPLE; Mardi Gras Grand Parade Fills Soulard with Crowds and Costumes, Brews and Beads
It probably helped that two friends from Nashville, Ill., wore green and purple metallic pants, partial tutus and giant gold bows in their hair.As they stepped inside a tent to get refills on their hurricane drinks, the server yelled, "Bam with your...
Pay Attention, You Just Might Learn Something
My dad used to love old sayings, and I just assumed it was because he was old.Never mind that I find myself using those very same lines, and it certainly can't be because I'm old. Well, maybe a little bit.But my old man also liked to twist those old...
People; Entertainment
A movie by any other name David O. Russell's crime drama "American Hustle" could be a big winner at Sunday's Academy Awards. But for the movie's many international fans, it may take a little longer to realize it. In some countries, there is simply no...
Post's Inside Play Sparks Mizzou Rout; Missouri 85, Mississippi State 66; Junior College Transfer Has Breakthrough Game; COLLEGE BASKETBALL
COLUMBIA, Mo. * Keanau Post's Missouri teammates call the 6-foot- 11 forward Big Sweat for his proclivity to perspire when his nerves get the best of him, which was easy to understand Saturday when he took a seat alongside Tigers coach Frank Haith in...
RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCES; Discrimination; Forget Sex. Graven Images Are the Real Problem
Sure, Arizona's Senate Bill 1062, the "anti-gay bill" that Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed for all the wrong reasons might be harmful to business, might cause the NFL to pull next year's Super Bowl out of the state was a hateful idea. But let's not be too hasty.Claiming...
Richards, Frank Oliver
Richards, Frank Oliver, M.D., FACSdied on February 20, 2014, in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 90. Beloved husband of 65 years of Ruth Gordon Richards, father of Susan Windham-Bannister (Gordon Bannister) of Boston, MA, Frank O. Richards, Jr. (Sherri)...
RUSSIAN FORCES SEIZE CRIMEA; Putin Raises Stakes; Parliament OKs Use of Military to Guard Interests in Ukraine; U. S. Response; Obama Decries 'Clear Violation' of Troubled Nation's Sovereignty; UKRAINE CRISIS
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine * Russian troops took over the strategic Crimean peninsula Saturday without firing a shot. The newly installed government in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, was powerless to react, and despite calls by President Barack Obama for Russia to pull...
Salukis Win to Lock Up No. 6 Seed; SIUC 66, Ill. St. 65; They Get First-Round Bye in MVC Tourney; COLLEGE BASKETBALL
CARBONDALE, ILL. * On the day Barry Hinson was hired to coach Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, an elderly woman approached him with one request. And it was a simple one, at that.All she wanted was for the Salukis to finish among the top six in the...
Sherlock Has a Counterpart in New Series; Private Eye Has Sharp Tongue in ' the Mangle Street Murders.'; FICTION - BOOKS
London in 1882. A murderer is on the loose. On the killer's trail is a team of two private citizens a world-famous private eye and a helper familiar with medical procedures of the British army in India.Sounds familiar, right? But in "The Mangle Street...
Shockers Stretch Record to 31-0; No. 2 Wichita State 68, Missouri State 45; Finish Regular Season Perfect; COLLEGE BASKETBALL
WICHITA, Kan. * The chant started when Ron Baker walked toward the Wichita State bench for the final time, and reached a crescendo when he popped the front of his jersey No. 31.As in, 31-0. A perfect regular season."Undefeated!" the sellout crowd roared...
Shortstop Peralta Adjusting Quickly to Cardinal Way; Team Leaders Want Him to Forget the Past and Focus on the Future; CARDINALS
JUPITER, Fla. * If you'd like to know how Jhonny Peralta is fitting in as the new Cardinals' shortstop, we turn the column over to catcher Yadier Molina."I mean, I love this guy," Molina said. "Thank God we signed him."Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright sits...
Solid Witness, Sense of Urgency; Man Convicted of Cellphone Robbery Can't Bring Up Alternative Suspect
Will Cornell McKay be sentenced to prison this month for a crime he did not commit?Let's review what we sort of know. I say sort of because only one side is talking. That's the defense. Jim Hacking represented McKay at trial in December. Bob Ramsey is...
Sound Off
ENOUGH ALREADY WITH MARTINEZWhy did the Cardinal organization decide to make such a huge deal out of the "risqu" photos on Carlos Martinez's Twitter page? How many more articles are we going to have to read about Mike Matheny lecturing Martinez and how...
Spelling Champ Wins Bee for 3rd Year Running; Parkway West Middle School Seventh-Grader Says He Thrives on Harder Words in Later Rounds
Two times wasn't enough for Gokul Venkatachalam.For the third year in a row, the Chesterfield boy won the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Spelling Bee on Saturday.The championship word was "garganey," which is a short-necked European duck.Gokul, a Parkway West...
Split Decision; in a Field of Strong Contenders, Oscar Should Spread Honors among Several Worthy Films; OSCARS
Screenwriter William Goldman famously quipped that in Hollywood, nobody knows anything. The players wait for someone else to make the first move, and if it works, they embrace, copy or steal it.When it comes to Oscar voting, herd behavior is the rule....
Sports Digest
Federer wins title for sixth time at DubaiRoger Federer won a record sixth Dubai Championships and 78th career title by beating Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the final on Saturday. Federer, a Swiss native who maintains a home in Dubai, delighted a...
Stewart, Team off to Rough Start; Driver Is Tired of Answering Questions about Leg Injury
AVONDALE, Ariz. * Tony Stewart came back from a broken right leg at the Daytona 500 still not fully healed, yet able to race.By the time he arrived at Phoenix International Raceway, he also was annoyed at all the questions about his health."I'll be...
THE ENTITLEMENT CULTURE (Legislature); Our View; When Will Legislature Find the Courage to Improve Trust in Government?
It's an unfortunate reality that all too often, Missouri lawmakers don't find the courage to address the failures of state government until they're on their way out.Such is the case with eight bills or joint resolutions filed by state Sen. John Lamping,...
THE ENTITLEMENT CULTURE (Triplett); Our View; Triplett Gets to the Root of the Problem: Greed
Say this for former St. Louis Alderman Kacie Starr Triplett: She may be corrupt, but she knows how to apologize.Ms. Triplett was fined $100,000 by the Missouri Ethics Commission on Wednesday for converting campaign funds to personal use. In a stipulation,...
Themes and Variations Work Well Together for SLSO, Guest Conductor
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's program this weekend was all about themes and variations, presenting a selection of them in very different styles. On Friday night at Powell Symphony Hall, they made for a memorable mixture.Two of the three works were...
Tough Talk, but Limited Options to Punish Russia; ANALYSIS - UKRAINE CRISIS
WASHINGTON * Despite blunt warnings about costs and consequences, President Barack Obama and European leaders have limited options for retaliating against Russia's military intervention in Ukraine, the former Soviet republic now at the center of an emerging...
Trail of the Week; Route 66 State Park
This is an asphalt loop that wraps around a forest-prairie park and attracts a lot of walkers and bicyclists in warmer weather.Where * St. Louis County, 1.6 miles east of Eureka.How long * About 3 miles, although the park has 8 miles of trails.Surface...
Volatility Will Keep Bitcoin on the Fringes of Finance
For anyone who's fascinated by investment fads, bitcoin has been one for the ages.It has no intrinsic value, and yet it rose nearly 90-fold last year, inviting comparisons to Dutch tulip bulbs and dot-com stocks. Now it's down by 50 percent after a series...
Water Sound from Toilet Could Be Flapper or Valve Problem; HOME Q&A - YOUR HOME
Q * My toilet occasionally makes a water sound as if it is filling up, even when it isn't. I've also noticed that my water bill is higher. Is this related? Mary M., LadueA * It very well could be. The water sound you hear is likely from a flapper that...
What's Up/Heads Up
WHAT'S UP * FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM03.03 Ladue School Board candidates forum * The League of Women Voters of St. Louis will moderate a free public forum for candidates running for Ladue School Board director from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Ladue High School...
Willbrand, William "Bill" F. Sr. Born September 10
Willbrand, William "Bill" F. Sr.born September 10, 1928 passed away after 85 years of inspiring, leading and touching the lives of his family as well as every one who came into contact with him. Bill was best described as a jolly man with a contagious...
World Digest
Japan giving $200 million to Palestinian AuthorityJapan pledged more than $200 million in aid Saturday to help the Palestinian Authority, as representatives from 22 nations reiterated their support of the Palestinians' quest for their own state.The pledge...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
Lawyer's claim is traumatizing to Megan Boken's familyAs Megan Boken's sister, and as a lawyer, I was shocked to read the headline "Attorney claims St. Louis police could have prevented Megan Boken's murder" (Feb. 27). Defense attorney Robert Ramsey should...
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