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Articles from January 9, 2015

5 Things to Look for as Government Writes New Dietary Advice
WASHINGTON * For years, the government has told Americans to eat their vegetables. A rewrite of the government's dietary guidelines could include some new advice, too on sugar, salt, meat and caffeine.Whether individuals listen or not, the dietary guidelines...
Advocates Plan to Protest after Berkeley Denies Housing Permit to Mexican Family
BERKELEY * The city of Berkeley is bracing itself for protests again.This time it's representatives from the Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates and the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council. The groups plan to gather at City...
Also in Theaters 0109
'Annie' ***PG * 1:58 * Quvenzhan Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild") stars in this appealing musical update of the tale of Little Orphan Annie. Jamie Foxx is a cellphone magnate who takes her under his wing. CALVIN WILSON'Big Eyes' ***PG-13 * 1:49...
Area Libraries Loan Telescopes to Read the Night Sky
For some local libraries, even the sky is no limit in their mission to enrich the lives of their patrons. The public library systems in St. Louis, St. Louis County, University City and Kirkwood are trying something new lending 17 Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch...
Arras, Loretta (Nee Hulahan/Boner) Loretta Was Born May 19th
Arras, Loretta (nee Hulahan/Boner) Loretta was born may 19th, 1925 to Hohn and Helen Hulahan. She was raised in Wellston. She is pre-deceased by her parents, her sister Margie Fisele (Jerry), her brother Johnny Hulahan, her grandson Sloan Taylor, her...
Art of Live Music Festival Debuting across Several Venues, Nights
The concert landscape in January is typically known for being barren.Aiming to fill the void is Art of Live, a new music festival taking place over several nights at Old Rock House, the Firebird, the Demo, Off Broadway and the Ready Room.Brian McCormac,...
Atomic Cowboy, Gramophone Collaborate with the Bootleg
The Grove is about to get a little groovier with the arrival of the Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy.The space joins other Grove venues such as the Ready Room and the Demo and fills a gap left by the Gramophone, which is transitioning to a bar and sandwich shop."What...
Best Bets: Cowboy Mouth, 'Perpetual Motion' at COCA
FRIDAY'VOICES: Sounds of America'When 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday * Where Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand Boulevard * How much Free * More info voices2015.eventbrite.comLauron Thompson's and Tre'von Griffith's monologues and songs about race, identity,...
Best of Building Blocks; Highlights from Our Real Estate and Development Blog: STLtoday.com/buildingblocks
N.Y. investor buys Alpha HQ * Gramercy Property Trust, based in New York, is the new owner of Alpha Packaging's headquarters and factory at 1555 Page Industrial Drive, in Overland.Alpha is leasing the 211,000-square-foot facility until 2029. Gramercy,...
Bluenotes: Lindstrom Trying to Stay Positive While Sitting Out
Forward Joakim Lindstrom was a healthy scratch for the sixth time in the past seven games on Thursday and the eighth time in the past 11. After sitting out just one of the first 18 games, Lindstrom has inherited the job of the team's extra forward, having...
Blues Stay Hot in 7-2 Win over Sharks
There were no hat tricks for the Blues on Thursday night. But there were goals. Many, many goals.The Blues' sudden ability to score, if not quite at will at least in abundance, made the trip home with them after starting on their recent road trip. This...
Brew Hub Hires Schlafly Brewmaster Jim 'Otto' Ottolini
Schlafly is losing its longtime brewmaster to a new brewery set to open in Chesterfield next year.Jim "Otto" Ottolini will bring two decades of experience at St. Louis' largest and oldest craft brewer to his new role as chief of brewing operations at...
Business Bulletin Board
AWARDSThe St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers gave these annual Diversity and Inclusion Awards: Diversity & Inclusion Organization Excellence, Missouri Department of Transportation and Stifel Bank & Trust; Minority & Woman Business Enterprise,...
Business Digest
SunEdison offering launched * SunEdison Inc. and Samsung announced Thursday they would sell 12 million shares of SunEdison Semiconductor, the O'Fallon, Mo., maker of silicon products for the electronics industry. The company didn't disclose the proposed offering...
Carmen Ejogo Takes on a Familiar Role: Coretta Scott King
"Selma," director Ava DuVernay's film about the Selma-to- Montgomery voting rights marches in Alabama in 1965, has been praised not only for its epic scope but also for its stellar performances. The portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr., who led the marches,...
College Basketball Roundup: Old Dominion Wins First as Ranked Team
Once No. 25 Old Dominion settled down, it sparkled in its debut as a ranked team.Jonathan Arledge scored 13 points to lead the Monarchs to a 72- 51 win over Marshall on Thursday night.Old Dominion (13-1, 2-0 Conference USA) won its 10th straight game...
College Football: Illinois Fires Two Assistants
Illini fire 2 assistant coachesIllinois has fired special teams coach Tim Salem and defensive line coach Greg Colby.Coach Tim Beckman said Thursday that both are "very good coaches" but changes needed to be made for the team to improve.Special teams...
Customers Weigh in on Ameren Missouri Rate Request
St. Charles: 6 p.m.Jan. 20St. Charles County Administration Building, 201 North 2 Street, Room 115 and 116.St. Louis:12 p.m.Jan. 27Harris Stowe State University, Givens Administration Building, Main Auditorium #112, 3026 Laclede.Union: 6 p.m.Jan. 27East...
Deaths Elsewhere for Fri. 150109
Al Delugach * The lightning-fast newspaper "rewrite man" and relentless investigator, who defied his own publisher to help expose rampant corruption in a St. Louis labor union in the 1960s, has died. He was 89.Mr. Delugach died Sunday (Jan. 4, 2015)...
Developments in France Terrorist Attack
Obama visits French Embassy in Washington * Declaring that "terror is no match for freedom," President Barack Obama paid his respects Thursday at the French Embassy in Washington after the Paris terrorist attack that left a dozen people dead at a newspaper office.A...
Digest
ST. LOUIS > Fired Ferguson consultant sues for payment * The company fired from public relations work for Ferguson after revelations about the owner's criminal past is now suing for payments it says it is owed.The Devin James Group filed a breach of...
Dissidents Free but Questions Hang over US-Cuba Deal
HAVANA * At least 25 dissidents were freed Thursday in what a leading human rights advocate said was part of Cuba's deal with Washington to release 53 members of the island's political opposition.Neither the administration of President Barack Obama nor...
Editorial: Laws of Ecology Should Guide Landfill, Coal-Ash Decisions
In his best-selling 1971 book "The Closing Circle," Washington University biologist Barry Commoner introduced the world to the four laws of ecology, simple truths that have since guided much of the environmental movement:* Everything is connected to...
Europe's Problems Make U.S. Rate Forecasters Look Bad
When everybody knows something is about to happen in financial markets, they're usually wrong.Commodities traders prove this time and again. Gold was supposed to soar past $2,000 an ounce, not fall to $1,200. Oil was a solid bet at $100 a barrel before...
FarFetched Records' Fourth Compilation Is 'More Digestible'
St. Louis-based experimental label FarFetched Records is already up to its fourth compilation with "Prologue IV," the latest in its annual series spotlighting FarFetched acts.Darian Wigfall, director of artist management and development for FarFetched,...
Federal Health Law Still Faces Major Hurdles in 2015
It's a new year but uncertainty continues to cloud President Barack Obama's health law, leaving individuals, families and employers in holding patterns as they wait for answers.To many supporters of the Affordable Care Act, last year marked a turning...
Fox School District's Nutrition Director on Paid Leave
ARNOLD * The Fox School District's food services director whose hiring ignited anger about nepotism in the district has been placed on paid administrative leave.Interim Fox Superintendent Tim Crutchley said Thursday that privacy rules prevented him from...
French Police Detain 9 in Massive Hunt for 2 Suspects
PARIS * Police SWAT teams backed by helicopters tracked two heavily armed brothers with al-Qaida sympathies suspected in the newsroom massacre of a satirical French weekly that spoofed Islam, focusing Thursday on a region north of Paris as the nation...
Go! Index 0109
Cover story13 Making historyCarmen Ejogo plays Coretta Scott King in "Selma," the first theatrical film about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s role in the civil rights movement. Plus, our review of the film. By Calvin Wilson24*74 Best BetsOur critics pick...
GOP Congress Moves Veto-Bait Bills on Health Care, Pipeline
WASHINGTON * In command and ready for a fight, defiant Republicans ignored two White House veto threats and advanced bills in Congress Thursday curbing President Barack Obama's cherished health care overhaul and forcing construction on a proposed oil pipeline....
House to Vote on Blocking Obama Immigration Moves
WASHINGTON * House Republicans plan to vote next week to block spending for President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, setting up a potentially explosive showdown with no certain outcome.The vote will come as the House considers legislation...
Howell Central Tops Loaded GAC Field
The Gateway Athletic Conference made a move two years ago to once again consolidate the league wrestling tournament. The result an event loaded with tradition and one of the more intense and competitive tournaments in the area.The 16-team affair is...
'Inherent Vice' Watches the Sunset of the '60S
There are bumper stickers on VW buses from Boston to Berkeley that say, "If you can remember the '60s, you weren't really there."Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed the '60s elegy "Inherent Vice," wasn't really there. Fittingly, he was born in the crossroads year...
Kasper, Evelyn L. Entered into Eternal Rest on Wed
Kasper, Evelyn L. Entered into eternal rest on Wed., Jan. 7, 2015. She was born May 2, 1919 and was the oldest daughter of Albert and Louise Koewing (nee Ellerbrock). She was preceded in death by her adoring husband of 48 years, Bill 'Red' Kasper and...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Woman dies in crash * Melva Ross, 44, was killed Thursday morning when her vehicle ran off an Interstate 70 overpass near Shreve Avenue and overturned.Ross, 44, of the 3700 block of Lee Avenue in St. Louis, died at the scene.Police said no...
Letters to the Editor, Jan. 9
Rely on the free market, not government, on wagesWhat's wrong with this picture? Did I miss something? In "Boost business by raising minimum wage" (Jan. 7), Chris Sommers insists that after raising the minimum wage in his restaurants, "Our teams are...
Lincoln County to Pay $260,000 to Family of Jail Inmate Who Hanged Himself
LINCOLN COUNTY * Officials here agreed Thursday to pay $260,000 to the family of a man who hanged himself with his pants in the Lincoln County Jail in 2011.A judge approved the terms of the settlement in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. It ends a lawsuit...
McCarver to Return to Cards' TV Broadccasts
Tim McCarver provided a big boost to Cardinals' telecasts last year with his sugar-free commentary, as he served as analyst for 30 games on the team's local productions on Fox Sports Midwest. But late in the season he wasn't sure if he'd be able to return because...
McClellan: Stan Kroenke Joins Our Rogues' Gallery
There are certain advantages to living in a city in decline. Housing costs are low. Security lines at the airport are short. Traffic is always manageable. Plus, it's fun to point fingers. Who is responsible for our decline?In that regard, let's welcome...
Media Views: After 47 Years, Another Buck Back for "Ice Bowl'
It was nearly half a century ago when Jack Buck got a jolting phone call. It was New Year's Eve morning and he was in Green Bay, Wis., where the day before the temperature had been in the not-too-bad 20s. He was set to broadcast the 1967 NFL championship...
Medications' Role in Nightly Dreams
Dear Dr. Roach * I am 90 years old and take many medications. I am having many different dreams at night. Can medications cause this? A.C.Answer * Pretty much whenever I get the question, "Can medications cause this?" the answer is "yes." In your case,...
Missouri, Illinois Health Officials Plot Final Enrollment Push
As the Feb. 15 health insurance enrollment deadline approaches, officials in Missouri and Illinois are organizing a final push for more sign-ups. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, officials from both states laid out plans to reach consumers...
Mizzou Opens SEC Play with Win
COLUMBIA, Mo. * The good times Kim Anderson wanted his Missouri basketball team to experience finally came true Thursday. It just required a little extra work.After going winless against high-major conference opponents during November and December, including...
National Briefs for Fri. 150109
Ohio executions to use former drugOhio said Thursday that it's dropping the two-drug combination administered to an inmate who repeatedly gasped and snorted during a troubling 26-minute execution. The state prisons agency also said it will again allow...
NFL Notes: Report Says NFL Did Not Receive Rice Video
A former FBI director hired to look into how the NFL pursued evidence in the Ray Rice abuse case says the league should have investigated the incident more thoroughly before it initially punished the player.Robert Mueller released the report Thursday,...
NHL Roundup: Crawford Helps Blackhawks Top Wild
Bryan Bickell scored twice in the third period, Corey Crawford made a season-high 42 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks held on to beat the heavy-hearted Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday night.Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane also scored for Chicago, which...
Nixon in DC Promoting Cuban Trade, but Blunt Reiterates Opposition to Normalizing Relations
WASHINGTON * Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon came here Thursday to extol the virtues of his state's agricultural products as economic and political tools to improve relations with Cuba.Nixon spoke to a new coalition of 28 farm groups and agribusiness companies...
No Living in Fear: 'I Am Charlie' Rallies Back Free Speech
LONDON * From Berlin to Bangkok, tens of thousands took a stand against living in fear, as rallies defended the freedom of expression and honored the victims of the Paris newspaper attack.Viewing the Paris killings as a cold-blooded assault on democracy,...
North County Municipalities under Attack for Their Courts Say They Will Work on Own Reforms
Some North County communities are in talks to merge their municipal courts out of the fear that if they don't initiate reforms, reforms will be forced on them."We are trying to be proactive here because we sense the writing is on the wall," said Chris...
Now Hear This
The Alfresco Art Center* Roger and Nienhaus, 7 p.m. Friday.Attitudes4100 Manchester Ave.* Glitterbomb Productions drag show, 10 p.m. Friday.* Hip-hop night, 10 p.m. Thursday.Cicero's6691 Delmar Blvd.* Patrick Junior, 8 p.m. Friday.* LOGOS, Macabre Messenger,...
On Golf: St. Louis City Championship Makes Revival
It took some 60 years for a city championship revitalization the first time around. This time, it took less than 12 months.The amateur championship will be resuscitated in 2015, conducted on Aug. 29-30 at Forest Park. The news comes some seven months...
Personal Notes: When Phone Calls and Emails Fail
Dear Miss Manners * Friends have made it very clear that they no longer answer their house phones, nor do they check their email accounts.My wife works out of town and we travel as a couple a great deal, for business and pleasure. In an effort to plan...
PGA Tour Set to Start in Hawaii
The reward for winning on the PGA Tour is a trip to the west tip of Maui for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, where the course was built on the side of a mountain, overlooks the ocean and evokes a response from players that is different from other...
Pizzeoli Brings Vegetarian Neapolitan Pizza to Soulard
The first time Scott Sandler found himself out of work last year, he didn't follow his dream to open a Neapolitan-style pizzeria.The second time, he went for it.Sandler worked in real-estate investment, a 9-to-5 gig. He also baked bread and made pizzas...
Plan for Union Station Attractions Moves Ahead
Construction could begin next month at Union Station on an entertainment area set to include a roller coaster and a 200-foot Ferris wheel.Much of the $60 million project involves remodeling of the station's largely vacant retail area as entertainment...
Q&A: Tiffany Foxx Eyeing Big Things for 2015
St. Louis native Tiffany Foxx promises fans big things from her this year. "I'm working on an EP, a mixtape, working on my own clothing line and working on workout gear," says the rapper, who now lives in Atlanta. "I have this really interesting piece...
Recently Reviewed Restaurants
612 Kitchen & Cocktails *612 West Woodbine Avenue, Kirkwood * 314-965-2003; 612kitchenandcocktails.com * Dinner Wednesday-Sunday, lunch Saturday, brunch Sunday * Comfort food and classic bar-and-grill fare.801 Chophouse ***137 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton...
'Revolving Door' Benefits Mayor's Agenda against Homeless
One thing the readers of the Post-Dispatch have been able to count on throughout the years is how the editorial board would constantly attack the "revolving door" policy in Jefferson City. This revolving door involves legislators being hired as lobbyists when...
Scoops Ahead as TV Critics Trek to Los Angeles
The weather has been chilly in Los Angeles lately, often dipping into the 50s. People have been forced to don sweaters and summon heat lamps while dining on restaurant patios. A few days, rumor has it, the sun even refused to shine.But I'm not deterred....
'Selma' Is Timely and Timeless
Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) is in Oslo, Norway, to be presented the Nobel Peace Prize when he has a bit of trouble tying an ascot he plans to wear to the ceremony. His wife Coretta (Carmen Ejogo) can't help but be amused. But then, she's grateful...
Son's Parentage Weighs on Mother's Mind
Dear Abby * I am worried about how my 10-year-old son, "Jake," will take some news he's not aware of yet. I wasn't able to have children, so my husband and I turned to in-vitro, using a donated egg from a family member. We thank God this method worked.Our...
Sports Shorts: Boston to Bid for 2024 Olympics
The U.S. Olympic Committee chose Boston to bid for the 2024 Games in an attempt to bring the Summer Olympics to America after a 28- year gap.During a daylong meeting at the Denver airport, USOC board members chose Boston over Los Angeles, San Francisco...
Strauss: Cards Must Address Vulnerable Starting Rotation
The Cardinals may have the look of a settled team, a solid team and, in some folks' opinion, maybe even a dominant team. Yet in some quarters of the organization and certainly in this space the Cardinals resemble a good but still vulnerable team.The...
Suggs Ready for Showdown with Patriots
OWINGS MILLS, Md. * Terrell Suggs wore a gladiator's mask during introductions at a Baltimore Ravens game this season in an effort to boost the spirit of his teammates for a duel with the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers.The stunt earned him a $5,512 fine...
Top College Soccer Players Seek Hermann Trophy
The Hermann Trophy, given to the best male and female college soccer player, will be awarded Friday at the Missouri Athletic Club.For fans whose soccer interest centers on the U.S. national teams and World Cups, one winner you'll likely hear from again....
Toy Gun-Wielding Man Who Was Shot While Trying to Rob St. Louis Walgreens Is Charged
ST. LOUIS * A man who was shot while wielding a toy gun to rob a Walgreens store was charged Thursday in that incident and a separate robbery, officials said.David Cotner, 31, of the 1200 block of Wilmington Avenue in the Carondelet neighborhood, was...
Two Hazelwood Central Students Mourned after Fiery Crash in North St. Louis County
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * More than 200 people gathered at a makeshift memorial Thursday night to remember two Hazelwood Central High School sophomores who died in a fiery crash.The accident happened near the old Jamestown Mall on Wednesday night after their...
US Stocks Bounce Back, Recovering from Rough Start to Year
NEW YORK * The stock market is bouncing back from a tough start to 2015.Investors sent shares sharply higher for a second straight day Thursday, erasing the market's heavy losses from the first few days of the year.The gains were driven by a combination...
Warner, Pace Are Hall of Fame Finalists
Competing together, quarterback Kurt Warner, left tackle Orlando Pace, and wide receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt formed one of the top offenses in NFL history. Good enough to play in two Super Bowls over a three-year span and earn the nickname the...
Weekend Sports on the Air
FRIDAYBASKETBALL6 p.m. NBA: Boston at Indiana, FSM7 p.m. NBA: Memphis at New Orleans, FSM Plus7 p.m. NBA: Chicago at Washington, ESPN9:30 p.m. NBA: Cleveland at Golden State, ESPNCollege men6 p.m. Akron at Toledo, ESPNU8 p.m. Wisconsin-Green Bay at Milwaukee,...
What's Up/Heads Up
01.17Concert against human trafficking * A free music and dance concert to raise awareness of human trafficking will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 1151 Tom Ginnever Avenue in O'Fallon, Mo. January is Human Trafficking Awareness...
World Briefs for Fri. 150109
U.S. woman to stand trial in Guatemala A Guatemalan court has ordered an American woman to stand trial on charges of participating in illegal adoptions. The prosecutors' office for human trafficking says the court found sufficient evidence to try Nancy...
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