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Articles from September 7, 2014

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10 Worst Gym Class Nightmares; P.E. Horror Stories Can't Help but Remind Us of the Bad Old Days
Gym class memories either give you post-traumatic flashbacks or the opportunity to relive your glory days. If you were a sports star or even a mid-level jock, this isn't for you. This is for the rest of us. 1. HAVING TO DRESS OUT.Not every school requires...
2013 Greater St. Louis Area Fire Chiefs Association Awards; SALUTE TO OUR HEROES
(St. Louis, Jefferson, St. Charles and Franklin counties)---Aug. 4, 2012, for the rescue of several victims from an apartment fire at 840 Spring Avenue, St. Charles:*Class VI Citation Award for quick and professional actions: St. Charles Fire Department...
Adams, Taveras Homer as Lynn Gets Win No. 15; CARDINALS 5, BREWERS 3
MILWAUKEE * The sure signs of trouble for starter Lance Lynn as a young pitcher were as easy to read as the "Cardinals" on his jersey or the emotions on his sleeve.He would walk a batter or two to invite trouble and trouble would happen. An error behind...
After Stellar Rookie Season, Stacy Leads a Balanced Backfield; Led by Zac Stacy, Running Backs Say They Thrive on Trying to Outdo One Another; NFL PREVIEW - RUNNING BACKS
Rams running back Zac Stacy doesn't mind a little friendly competition. In fact, he encourages it."Football is a business built on competition," Stacy said following a recent practice at Rams Park. "You're constantly working to be better than the guy...
A Little Competition Goes a Long Way for Cardinals
MILWAUKEE * Cardinals manager Mike Matheny liked what he saw Friday night when rookie Oscar Taveras dug in for a contentious pinch-hitting appearance that ended with an RBI single and a small victory in a lost evening for the visiting team.Matheny also...
A Look at the NFC West Defensive Backfields; NFL PREVIEW - NFC WEST SECONDARIES
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS158 NFL startsThe "Legion of Boom" is clearly the class of NFL defensive backfields, playing a major role in helping the Super Bowl champs lead the league in scoring defense, total defense, passing defense and takeaways. Cornerback Richard...
American Football Conference at a Glance; NFL Preview - Afc Team by Team
EASTNEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSLast year's record * 12-4Coach * Bill Belichick, 20th year as a head coach in the NFL and 15th with New England.Breakout youngster * DE-OLB Chandler Jones. A first-round pick in 2012, Jones has progressed to become a force off...
A Message in Stolen Nude Photos; Don't Blame the Celebrities
More revealing than nude celebrity pictures have been our reactions to the recent theft.A common response - just don't take naked selfies - misses the most critical point. Digital sexual behavior is part of the dating and relationship landscape. The...
Area Roundup: Missouri State Falls to Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State backup QB shines in 40-23 win over Missouri StateDaxx Garman went 16 of 26 for 244 yards and two touchdowns to help Oklahoma State to a 40-23 win over Missouri State in Stillwater, Okla.Garman entered the contest late in the first quarter,...
Argentine Dinosaur May Shed Light on Huge Beasts
NEW YORK * Researchers studying the remains of an enormous dinosaur a creature that was bigger than seven bull elephants have given it an equally colossal name: Dreadnoughtus, or "fearing nothing."Scientists hope its unusually well-preserved bones...
Art Lovers Can See Polynesian Gods, Whimsical Bugs and More; FALL ARTS PREVIEW: VISUAL ARTS
The St. Louis Art Museum has been involved with arts of the Pacific Islands since the 1940s. This fall, it will be the only venue in the United States to show a major international exhibition of Polynesian art. "Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia" was...
Author Recounts Day That Deadly Tri-State Tornado Hit Southern Illinois; NONFICTION - BOOKS
On March 18, 1925, a tornado blew up in southeastern Missouri, near Annapolis. It traveled east-northeast across Illinois and finally died out in southwestern Indiana. That storm, quickly dubbed the Tri-State Tornado, blew for 3 hours across 219 miles.It...
Authors Piper Kerman, Gary Shteyngart, Andy Cohen Come to Town; FALL ARTS PREVIEW: AUTHORS
St. Louis has a new book festival, and the city's venerable Jewish Book Festival has a new director. Both promise to keep fall a busy time for authors.Scott Berzon, who formerly worked in the textbook industry, has taken over the top job at the St. Louis...
Baseball Roundup: Pirates Get a Pair
Pirates get a pair of wins at ChicagoFrancisco Liriano struck out nine in six innings, and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0 on Saturday for their second win of the day.The Pirates also got a 5-3 victory in 11 innings in the resumption...
Baseball Roundup: Pirates Take Two from Cubs
Pirates get a pair of wins at ChicagoFrancisco Liriano struck out nine in six innings, and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0 on Saturday for their second win of the day. Also, the Pirates got a 5-3 victory in 11 innings in the...
Battle over Money Anticipated during Missouri Veto Session
JEFFERSON CITY * When House Budget Chairman Rick Stream, R- Kirkwood, explains why he hopes to override the governor's budget vetoes this week, he talks about restoring money for battered women and children struggling to read.By contrast, when Gov. Jay...
Bernie: Fisher Right Man for Tough Job with Rams; NFL PREVIEW - COMMENTARY
Before the Rams' season even begins, it's already turned weird.First of all, this could be the team's final season in St. Louis. Stan Kroenke is in position to cash in twice on the Rams. Initially, he realized enormous profits when, as Georgia Frontiere's...
Bourbon Boom Driving Missouri Barrel Sales
CUBA, Mo. * Don McGinnis traces his finger along the top edge of a wooden barrel on the factory floor while a sea of workers around him cut planks of oak, position staves to form a circle, and char the insides of the liquid-tight containers.As he and...
Bringing Down the 'Delmar Divide' with Letters; (the Killing of Michael Brown - FERGUSON POLICE SHOOTING)
ST. LOUIS * An undated letter written by the "white male" had been resting at the bottom of a mysterious drop box in the 4700 block of Delmar Boulevard for a long time. A caterpillar or two had even eaten holes through the paper.But the honesty came...
Burwell: St. Louis Needs to Move Now to Keep Rams; NFL PREVIEW - COMMENTARY
It's early September in Football America, and even in baseball- obsessed precincts such as St. Louis, the start of the NFL regular season has been known to whip its pockets of football diehards into heightened states of uncontrolled fanaticism. Baseball...
Caesar's Week 1 NFL Capsules: Rams Favored by Too Many Points
SAINTS AT FALCONSWhen * Noon Line * Saints by 2Synopsis * New Orleans has the nucleus of its high-octane, Drew Brees-led offense back, with TE Jimmy Graham again the big target. Key scatback Darren Sproles now is in Philly but the "D" is boosted by the...
Cardinals Look to Fill Gaps in Bullpen; Notebook; Masterson and Motte Are Getting Chances to Contribute
MILWAUKEE * A week into the final month of the regular season, the Cardinals have identified the three righties they'll use in the late innings of close games: fireman Seth Maness, setup man Pat Neshek, and closer Trevor Rosenthal. It's how the Cardinals...
Carter, Vernice Maxine Fisher Passed Away Peacefully in Her Sleep on August 30
Carter, Vernice Maxine Fisher passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 30, 2014.Affectionately known as "Max", she was born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma on December 13, 1930 to Robert and Irma Jean Brooks-Davis. She was one of seven children, including...
Ceiling Fans Can Be Great in the Winter
Q * This summer's weather has been fairly mild, but with the recent heat, I'm wondering if we should install some ceiling fans in our bedrooms. Is it too late, or should I wait until spring?A * In my mind, a ceiling fan is great any time of the year. There...
College (Football) Scores
EASTAlbany (NY) 19, CCSU 0Alderson-Broaddus 57, Pace 37Alfred 34, Husson 17Army 47, Buffalo 39Bentley 27, Mercyhurst 21Bloomsburg 24, Stonehill 7Bridgewater (Mass.) 33, Gettysburg 32Brockport 45, Oberlin 10Bryant 40, Merrimack 14Bucknell 22, Marist 0Buffalo...
College Football Top 25: Nebraska Barely Beats McNeese State
Nebraska barely wins; Florida State rompsDesperation brought out the best in Ameer Abdullah. With No. 19 Nebraska and McNeese State of the second-tier FCS tied Saturday, Abdullah turned a short pass from Tommy Armstrong Jr. into a jaw- dropping 58-yard...
College Football Top 25: Notre Dame Blanks Michigan, Va. Tech Upsets Ohio State
Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes and No. 16 Notre Dame said so long to visiting Michigan on Saturday night with a 31-0 victory, the Fighting Irish's most dominant performance in the historic rivalry that's now about to take a hiatus. Game...
Congress' Task: Act Fast on Spending, Return Home
WASHINGTON * Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign.After a five-week summer break, lawmakers face a shortened September session with a tight must-do list: pass a temporary spending...
Crandall, Jane Ferris "Music Is the Speech of Angels." Passed Away Peacefully at Home Surrounded by Family
Crandall, Jane Ferris "Music is the speech of angels." Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, August 25, 2014.Born in St. Louis, August 19, 1934 to parents Victor B. Crandall and Adell Ferris Crandall, brother Victor Brandt, Jr., Jane was...
Davis, Meyer, Ellner and Shy: With Only Seconds to Spare, St. Louis Firefighters Save 13 from Gas Explosion; SALUTE TO OUR HEROES
ST. LOUIS* When the firefighters on Truck 11 arrived at the three- story brick building in Soulard, they didn't need a gas detector to tell them they had a major leak."You could smell and hear the gas it was hissing pretty good," said Capt. William...
Direct Southwest Flights to San Francisco Launch This Week
ST. LOUIS * Expect some fanfare this week when Southwest Airlines launches its nonstop service between Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and San Francisco.Lambert Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge said last week that top Southwest officials would...
'Dirty Dancing,' 'Ghost Brothers,' More New Shows Arrive on Stages in Fall; FALL ARTS PREVIEW: THEATER
What's new? On St. Louis stages this fall, the answer is, plenty.A new theater is opening at the Boo Cat Club itself a refurbished venue that's been closed for years. First up: Tennessee Williams' rarely-staged first play "Stairs to the Roof," helmed...
Editorial: Finding Empathy Key to Moving Forward from Ferguson Unrest; (the Killing of Michael Brown - FERGUSON POLICE SHOOTING)
In his 1963 Letter from a Birmingham Jail, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. explained that the target of civil disobedience actions intended to combat racism wasn't so much the racists themselves, but the "white moderates" who allowed such racism...
Electric Bills Could Rise in Metro East Because of Dynegy Move [Corrected 09/09/14]
The second-largest power generator in Illinois is looking to switch electric grid operators, a move that consumer advocates worry could hike electric bills for customers in central and Southern Illinois.Dynegy Inc., which operates nine coal-fired power...
Emotional USC Edges Stanford
STANFORD, Calif. * New Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian smiled, pumped his fist and threw his arms in the air as his players jumped around the sideline at Stanford Stadium.All of the emotions that had been lacking for USC the past few years...
Fall Brings a Harvest of Great Classical Performances; FALL ARTS PREVIEW: CLASSICAL MUSIC
The summer disappeared too fast, but the positive side of that is that fall brings with it plenty of good music. This season promises fine music-making in St. Louis' classical venues, from orchestral to choral, large-scale to small.There are too many...
Fall Festivals: Taste of St. Louis Moves, World's Fare Arrives; FALL ARTS PREVIEW: FESTIVALS
This month, Taste of St. Louis moves from downtown to Chesterfield, and a new festival is starting in Forest Park. Chefs will cook and local restaurants will share some of their specialties at Taste of St. Louis in its new location, Chesterfield Amphitheater....
Families Can Do Some Detective Work at the St. Louis Science Center; FALL ARTS PREVIEW: FAMILY
Many upcoming family events in St. Louis have a literary inspiration.The St. Louis Science Center hosts "The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes" next month. Young detectives can learn about crime-solving techniques and investigative tools through...
Family Events
Family Sundays: Window to the World* Objects in the museum's collection can act as windows, allowing viewers to travel to faraway places. Each week in September, stop at different points around the globe to explore the art and people of Australia, Asia,...
Fashion Events
Pop-Up Museum: STL Style * Pop-Up Museum features a temporary exhibit "curated" by visitors, who will share their objects and stories that represent St. Louis' approaches to music, fashion, architecture and food. These objects and stories will come together to...
Flip-Side Manis, Louboutin Red: 5 Trends for Nails
Move over, studded bracelets and chandelier earrings. Right now, it's all about nails.Rhinestones, 3-D designs, textured topcoats and new offerings from fashion royalty have upped the ante on fingertips, said Kahlana Barfield, beauty director for InStyle...
Football Roundup (High School)
Loyola 29, Edwardsville 28 * Four minutes into the third quarter, it looked as if Edwardsville was on its way to upsetting one of the best teams in the state.But Loyola, the Class 8A runner-up last season, proved to be tough to put away as the Ramblers...
Former Judge Alphonso Voorhees Dies; Presided over High-Profile Murder Cases; OBITUARY
Alphonso Voorhees was a trial lawyer who wanted to become a judge. He did, along the way becoming the first judge in St. Louis County Circuit Court to sentence someone to death without a prior recommendation by a jury.He acted in a murder case after...
Former Ram Aeneas Williams Now Tending a Flock in Ferguson; FERGUSON POLICE SHOOTING
In a dark high school auditorium in Ferguson, hundreds gather every Sunday to listen to a former St. Louis Ram who has traded in an athletic career for a life of coaching.Aeneas Williams is specifically interested in coaching souls.Williams is pastor...
Fox's 'Utopia' Is Year-Long Social Experiment
Take "Big Brother," add a barn, subtract indoor plumbing and what do you have? Something like "Utopia," making its debut Sunday on Fox.In the year-long "social experiment," based on a Dutch format, a diverse group of strangers is tasked with building...
Gallagher: Credit Scorer Goes Easier on Medical Debtors
Should you happen to be hit by a bus today, expect three forms of misery.1. It will hurt.2. You'll be off work, and probably lose pay.3. You'll face big medical bills, and that may wreck your credit.Since you didn't plan to be hit by a bus, you may not...
Gary Robertson: St. Louis County Police Officer Saves Bagpiper's Life at Police Memorial; SALUTE TO OUR HEROES
ST. LOUIS COUNTY*LitoLemus can't stop crying.He cries at police funerals, family gatherings, and especially at his grandson's eighth-grade graduation in June."I start bawling every time," Lemus, who celebrated his 64th birthday in July, said in a telephone...
Golf Roundup: Toledo Leads Champions Tour Event in Quebec
Toledo shoots 66 for lead in Quebec ChampionshipDefending champion Esteban Toledo shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Brad Faxon in the Champions Tour's Quebec Championship in Quebec City.Toledo, 51, the only Mexican winner in...
Graydon Stays Strong after Tough Year; COLLEGE SOCCER
Life has taken David Graydon to some tough places the last nine months, places most 20-year-olds thankfully don't visit, places that don't allow for easy getaways. Graydon is a junior midfielder for St. Louis University's nationally-ranked soccer team....
Hamilton, Rosberg Set to Duel Again in Formula One; Motor Sports Roundup
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are poised for another wing-to- wing duel in the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Italy.After colliding in Belgium two weeks ago and ensuing disciplinary measures, the Mercedes rivals qualified 1-2 on Saturday and it will be...
Hazelwood Central Edges Eureka; Hazelwood Central 23, Eureka 21; No. 2 Central Holds off Late Push by No. 7 Wildcats
EUREKA * All week long, the Hazelwood Central football team talked about adversity.The Hawks lost all-state running back Kevin Batt to a season- ending foot injury and the father of a former player was shot to death in St. Louis. Then Friday night's...
Herzog Likes Lawless Hiring in Houston; MLB INSIDER
One of the first calls Tom Lawless made last Monday after it was announced he had been named interim manager of the Houston Astros was to Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog, who managed Lawless on the Cardinals' championship teams in the mid-1980s."I...
Holes in Hostas? Check for Slugs, Hail, Fungi
Q * We have several hosta plants facing due north, in front of our brick residence. Some are surrounded by lily-of-the-valley, some by pachysandra and some by violets in different locations. Our problem is that most have some type of difficulty with...
Horschel Bounces Back, Shoots 63 to Lead BMW Tourney
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. * Billy Horschel needed less than a week to give himself a second chance. If he keeps playing this well, his next shot at closing out a tournament won't be nearly as stressful as the last one.Horschel made a 32-foot birdie...
How the Top 25 Fared (College Football)
1. Florida State (2-0) beat The Citadel 37-12. Next: vs. No. 23 Clemson, Sat., Sept. 20.2. Alabama (2-0) beat FAU 41-0. Next: vs. Southern Miss., Saturday.3. Oregon (2-0) beat No. 7 Michigan St., 46-27. Next: vs. Wyoming, Saturday.4. Oklahoma (2-0) beat...
Infamous Speed Trap Town Investigated over Tickets
WALDO, Fla. * The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45;...
Inside the Rams' 2014 Roster; NFL PREVIEW - TEAM BREAKDOWN
Post-Dispatch football writer Jim Thomas has covered the Rams since they moved to St. Louis before the 1995 season. He breaks down the 2014 team by positions:QUARTERBACKSDoes NFL life begin at 34 for Shaun Hill? The avid fisherman who calls the Lake...
Jubril Ogundipe: Normandy Man Helps Police Find Truck That Hit Teen and Left the Scene; SALUTE TO OUR HEROES
ST. LOUIS COUNTY*Jubril Ogundipe was headed to a gas station to get a soda one night in December and driving along Chambers Road in unincorporated St. Louis County when he saw a teenage boy standing in the street.They exchanged glances the boy was in...
Keith Turner: Watchful Eye Was on Duty When Intruder Terrorized Kids in Country Club Hills; SALUTE TO OUR HEROES
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS*Keith Turner wants crooks to know he's watching them and that they should stay off his block.Turner was peering through the living room window of his girlfriend's home one frigid afternoon in late January when he spotted a stranger...
Keselowski Rolls to Richmond Win
RICHMOND, Va. * Brad Keselowski routed the field Saturday night for his fourth win of the season, a victory that gives him the top seed in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.Keselowski led all but 17 of the 400 laps at Richmond International...
Keselowski Rolls to Richmond Win; Fourth Victory of Season Gives Him Lead in Chase for Sprint Cup Title
RICHMOND, Va. * Brad Keselowski routed the field Saturday night for his fourth win of the season, a victory that gives him the top seed in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.Keselowski led all but 17 of the 400 laps at Richmond International...
Kirkwood Native Youngest Artist Featured at St. Louis Art Fair
CLAYTON * During a trip to Michigan in 2009, Trevor Currie's dad introduced him to photography as they set out to capture scenes of the Great Lakes state.Fast-forward five years and Currie, 16, a Kirkwood native, is the youngest artist to debut his photography...
LaMontagne, Janet (Nee Parshall)
LaMontagne, Janet (nee Parshall), after a four and a half year valiant fight with cancer, passed on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Janet being well coordinated and "blinged", she became known as the "Hat Lady". Not wanting to wear uncomfortable warm wigs,...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Teen shooting victim is identified * Police on Saturday identified Jared Elam, 17, of the 5900 block of Pamplin Avenue, as the victim of a fatal shooting Thursday.The shooting happened about 9:30 p.m. in the 4200 block of Obear Avenue. The...
Lawyer Says Family of Girl with Uzi Is Devastated
PHOENIX * An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said last week the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.The statement...
Local Crafter Redesigns Sweaters and Floppy Hats; MADE IN ST. LOUIS: CANDY PETTIFORD
CANDY PETTIFORDAge * 61Home * FlorissantFamily * Husband, David; two daughters and eight grandchildrenWhat she makes * Candy redesigns sweaters and floppy hats. To reach her, call 651-269-0149 or email candygram2008@live.com. To view her items, visit...
Longtime NFL Coach Breaks Down the Rams' Receivers; Britt Adds Some NFL Presence to Young Group of Rams Players; NFL PREVIEW - WIDE RECEIVERS
Rick Venturi has been coaching football since 1973 and worked in the NFL from 1982 through 2008. During that time, he served as a defensive coordinator with the Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints and the Rams. He also had stints...
Look Back 250; Bridge over Mississippi Becomes Populist Symbol against Monopoly Power
ST. LOUIS * "The Boston Tea Party was not more significant than this movement for a free bridge."If former judge Leo Rassieur's rhetoric at a public rally was overdone, it fairly expressed widespread frustration in St. Louis over the local bridge monopoly...
LYNN PICKS UP WIN NO. 15; He Dodges Trouble While Adams, Taveras Homer; CARDINALS 5, BREWERS 3
MILWAUKEE * The Brewers threw extra-base hits at him. The Cardinals complicated his first inning with three errors. Lance Lynn didn't do himself any favors by spreading walks around the base paths like rose pedals for a few innings.And still the Cardinals'...
Masking Makes the Difference; (STYLE MATTERS)
In the quest for better skin there's a step that most people skip, chalking it up to an overrated indulgence. But if you've got a skin complaint too dry, acne, too oily, uneven, big pores, fine lines, whatever you should be using a mask."A mask is...
Mauk Lifts Mizzou Past Toledo; MIZZOU 49, TOLEDO 24
TOLEDO, Ohio * By nature, college football coaches are control freaks, which explains why Gary Pinkel nearly chewed off his tongue Saturday morning as a police escort directed Missouri's bus from the team hotel in nearby Perrysburg to Toledo's campus.He'd...
McClellan: What Would Jim Rockford Do?
Joe Dahlem is a saint. He hires people who need a break. It's like throwing life preservers to drowning people. Sometimes the people hold tight, regain their strength and swim to shore. Sometimes they let go and slip under.He sent me a note recently...
Miklasz: Outfield Competition Lifts Cardinals as Brewers Slide
MILWAUKEE * Cardinals manager Mike Matheny liked what he saw Friday night when rookie Oscar Taveras dug in for a contentious pinch-hitting appearance that ended with an RBI single and a small victory in a lost evening for the visiting team.Matheny also...
Miller's Big Play Leads Wildcats to Win; Westminster 27, Lutheran North 20; Stingy Defense, Takeaway Lead to League Win
JENNINGS * Caleb Miller was taught to fall on the loose ball. Don't risk losing it, just fall on it. Against his better judgment, Miller scooped up the bouncing football and took off.Miller scored an 85-yard touchdown on a fumble recovery to push Westminster...
Minus Bradford, Rams Still Hope 3rd Year Is Charm; NFL PREVIEW - COACHING
As the story goes, Jeff Fisher took one look at the returning Rams at his first team meeting in 2012 the holdovers from the Steve Spagnuolo regime and was taken aback. In terms of the eye test, they failed. And if you don't look physically impressive,...
Missouri Guardsman with Passion for Telling Soldier Stories Ends Up in One; SALUTE TO OUR HEROES
ST. LOUIS* Sgt. Clay Beyersdorfer's job in Afghanistan, finding and documenting U.S. military success stories, was not supposed to be an especially dangerous assignment. But as a field reporter for the Missouri Army National Guard in 2013, he worked...
Mizzou Receivers Answer Concerns
TOLEDO, Ohio * The biggest uncertainty about Missouri's offense this year looked more like the team's greatest strength Saturday.Starting wide receivers Bud Sasser, Jimmie Hunt and Darius White entered their senior seasons tasked with replacing last...
MLB Notebook: Nats to Rest Struggling Closer Soriano
Nats to rest struggling closer Rafael SorianoWith three weeks to go in the regular season, the NL East- leading Washington Nationals are facing uncertainty at the closer's position.Manager Matt Williams said Saturday he will use a closer-by- committee...
Monsoon Rains Kill 128 in Pakistan, 108 in India
ISLAMABAD * Heavy monsoon rain and flash floods have killed 128 people in Pakistan and 108 people in India, officials said Saturday, as forecasters warned of more rain in the coming days and troops raced to evacuate people from deluged areas.The annual...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/ moundcitymoneyProsper gets SBA grant * Prosper Women Entrepreneurs, which is starting an accelerator program here for female-owned businesses, just got $50,000 worth of help from the Small...
National Football Conference at a Glance; NFL Preview - Nfc Team by Team
EASTPHILADELPHIA EAGLESLast year's record * 10-6Coach * Chip Kelly, second season as a head coach in the NFL and with Philadelphia.Breakout youngster * LB Mychal Kendricks. A second-round draft choice in 2012, the athletic Kendricks struggled early but...
Nation Digest
Hooked sea turtles released back to the Gulf of MexicoTen young sea turtles nursed back to health after swallowing anglers' hooks are headed back into the Gulf of Mexico.The animals released Saturday are among 213 endangered Kemp's ridley turtles brought...
New Town Residents Fight Plan for Conventional Subdivision
ST. CHARLES * Bob and Cindy Messmer moved to the New Town area three years ago, drawn by modern homes of various sizes and price tags on an old-style street grid with easy walking to shops, restaurants and recreation.Now the Messmers and many of their...
NFC West Should Again Be the Class of the NFL; Improving Rams Will Find NFL's Toughest Division Waiting for Them; NFL PREVIEW - NFC WEST
In World Cup soccer, it's known as the group of death. In the NFL, it is the NFC West.The Rams' division is the toughest in the NFL and arguably in all of pro sports. A year ago, the NFC West won 42 games, five more than the runner-up, the AFC West (37)....
NFL Injury Report; NFL PREVIEW - WEEK 1
MINNESOTA at ST. LOUIS* VIKINGS: OUT: RB Zach Line (ankle), LB Michael Mauti (foot), LB Brandon Watts (). QUESTIONABLE: DE Everson Griffen (illness), T Mike Harris (shoulder). PROBABLE: CB Jabari Price (shoulder), WR Rodney Smith (neck). RAMS: OUT: CB...
Nicklaus: Fast-Food Industry Is a Tough Target for Unions
If the unions behind last week's fast-food protests really want to organize the nation's burger flippers, they've chosen a tough target.The fast-food industry has high turnover, low profit margins and plenty of close substitutes. It's difficult to organize...
Novel Follows Two Who Have 'Five Days Left'; FICTION - BOOKS
In "Five Days Left," we meet two characters facing a deadline one imposed by the courts and one imposed by the woman herself.Mara is a successful lawyer, in a happy marriage with an adopted daughter she adores. But she has been forced to leave her job...
Olivette Home Has Seen Many Updates, Memories; AT HOME WITH JACK AND ALICE POWELL
After buying their three-bedroom home only hours after first seeing it, and then living in it happily for 30 years, neither Jack nor Alice Powell of Olivette has any desire to downsize and move to a condo or smaller home.In part the decision is due to...
Oregon Races Past Michigan State
EUGENE, Ore. * Trailing Michigan State 27-18 in the third quarter and facing a third-and-10 play, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota found himself confronting a decision while on the run: Either pitch the ball to freshman Royce Freeman or try a keeper.Mariota,...
Organizational Chaos: Welcome to Gregg's World; NFL PREVIEW - COACHING
In January 2012, new Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams promised that practices would be louder, practices would be different, and players would be challenged on a daily basis.Well, it took more than 2 years to see it happen as a result of a one-year...
Pacquiao Ready to Defend Title in November; but as He Prepares to Fight Algieri, Talk of Possible Bout with Mayweather Always Up There; BOXING
NEW YORK * Even as Manny Pacquiao prepares for undefeated junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri, the name Floyd Mayweather is never far away.Pacquiao will defend his WBO welterweight crown on Nov. 22 in Macau, the 64th bout of a career that includes...
Pearl Jam, Chrisette Michele, Ryan Adams among Highlights of New Concert Season; FALL ARTS PREVIEW: CONCERTS / MUSIC
One of the biggest makeovers on the local arts scene this fall is the re-do of Jazz of the Bistro in Grand Center. The venue has been under renovation this summer in preparation for an October unveiling as the Ferring Jazz Bistro.The Ferring Jazz Bistro...
PEOPLE: Stefani Nervous about Working with Her Husband
Stefani worried about working with hubby at firstGwen Stefani says she was nervous about working with one person in particular when she started on "The Voice" as a panelist: her husband.Gavin Rossdale was the "coach" brought in to give advice to members...
Pet Peeves That Keep Us Happy
Pets have always been our best friends.As kids, who else would love us after we drew on the walls with our mother's Chanel lipstick? And as adults, who else would love us after we spend the grocery money on Chanel ballet flats?How we spoil our pets!...
Potzmann, Louise "Susie" (Nee Sickmier) Age 90 of Berkeley
Potzmann, Louise "Susie" (nee Sickmier) age 90 of Berkeley, MO., died in her sleep unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Peoria, IL. Beloved daughter of the late August (Gus) & Frieda Marie (nee Poppen Sickmier); loving wife of the late Clark Potzmann;...
Ramsey and Blount: Mother, Son from St. Louis Help Woman Trapped in Car Crash; SALUTE TO OUR HEROES
ST. LOUIS*Dorian Ramsey and his mother, Cantessa Blount, were driving on Interstate 55 in south St. Louis the morning of July 24 when a movie-like scene unfolded before their eyes.They watched a yellow car ahead of them hit the median divider, flip several...
Rams Roster - Vikings Roster; NFL Preview - Week 1 Preview
RAMS VS. VIKINGS, NOON SUNDAY, KTVI (2)RAMS ROSTERno. player pos. ht. wt. age ex. college4 Greg Zuerlein K 6-1 196 26 3 Mo. Western6 Johnny Hekker P 6-5 236 24 3 Oregon State9 Austin Davis QB 6-2 221 25 2 Southern Miss.11 Tavon Austin WR 5-8 176 23 2...
Rams-Vikings: Seven for Sunday; NFL PREVIEW - WEEK 1 PREVIEW
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