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Articles from March 25, 2014

BASEBALL NOTEBOOK: Bourn, Soto to Start Season on DL
Bourn, Soto head to DLCleveland center fielder Michael Bourn will start the season on the disabled list because of a tight left hamstring, club officials said Monday, though he could return within the first week.The Indians will put Bourn on the DL before...
Belleville East Opens Spring atop the Rankings; Columbia Combines Hitting, Pitching, Defense and Speed to Begin Year as Top Small School; STLhighschoolsports.com
Last season, among the area's larger schools, Belleville East was the softball team that advanced the deepest into the state playoffs, reaching the sectional finals before losing to Normal West. It starts 2014 as the top-ranked team in the STLhighschoolsports.com large-schools...
Blues Change Defensive Pairings; Notebook; Jackman-Polak Reunited, Shattenkirk-Colaiacovo Together
TORONTO * The Blues left Pittsburgh with more than a hard-fought 1-0 victory. They also left with an idea of altering their second and third defensive pairs again.The Blues have kept their top unit of Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo together all...
Bruins Fall, but Pass the Blues; NHL
Alex Galchenyuk scored the only shootout goal, and the Montreal Canadiens stopped the Bruins' 12-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory Monday night in Boston.The Bruins fell one game short of their longest winning streak since 1970-71 and two shy of...
Business Digest [Corrected 03/26/14]
South Korea picks F-35 * South Korea has formally selected the F- 35 Lightning II aircraft for its F-X fighter program, Lockheed Martin said in a press release. Reuters reported that the Koreans plan to spend $6.8 billion for 40 jets, which are not yet...
Camps for Kids: Hot Trends in Teen Programs; STL Moms & Dads
Summer programming for teens is highly competitive among providers.Some parents look for ways to occupy younger teens who cannot yet hold jobs. Other parents seek resume builders and experiences from which their older teens can craft college essays.Everyone...
Crews Push to Clean Up Oil, Reopen Channel; Spill Leaves Vessels Stranded around Texas Shipping Lane
GALVESTON, Texas * As workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized "tar balls" out of the sand along Galveston Bay on Monday, strong incoming tides kept washing more ashore.Elsewhere, crews lined up miles of oil booms to keep oil away from the...
Does Sanchez 'Interest' Rams?
ORLANDO, FLA. * Yes, Rams coach Jeff Fisher expressed some "interest" in Mark Sanchez as a potential backup quarterback. But if you're waiting for the Sanchez to arrive in St. Louis, don't hold your breath.At face value, the connection seems logical...
Harden, Howard Pace Rockets; NBA
James Harden scored 31 points, Dwight Howard had a double-double in his return to the court and the visiting Houston Rockets defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 100-89 Monday night for their fourth straight win.Harden had 14 points in the pivotal third quarter...
Hitchcock: No Reason for Concern; Blues Are in Offensive Slump, but Coach Says It Will Be Fine
TORONTO * Ken Hitchcock's plan for improving the Blues' sagging offense is simple."Just don't talk about it," he said.The coach isn't trying to ignore the fact that the Blues have scored only two goals in their last three games. He simply believes that...
Jefferson County Woman Kills Husband in Accidental Shooting, Authorities Say
JEFFERSON COUNTY * A woman accidentally shot her husband to death after picking up a gun she didn't know was loaded, the sheriff's office said Monday.David Utz, 43, and his wife had friends over Saturday evening and the group was looking at guns, said...
Landfill Fire Odors Go on Unabated; Neighbors Keep Up Online Log
Last May, Kathy Bell and her husband took advantage of an offer to stay in a hotel for a few weeks to avoid odors from work being done on the Bridgeton Landfill. The day they got back, she said the stench was worse than before and had seeped inside their...
Law & Order
WELLSTON > Crash fatality identified * A woman killed Friday morning in a single-car crash at Kienlen and Wabada avenues has been identified as Timicka L. Lipson, 34, of St. Louis. The Missouri Highway Patrol said Lipson was driving on Kienlen about...
Local Digest
BALLWIN > City stands against merger * The Ballwin Board of Aldermen approved a resolution Monday night opposing the unification of St. Louis and St. Louis County.The vote was 6-0. Alderman Shamed Dogan was absent, but Mayor Tim Pogue read an email from...
Local Digest
ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Election board needs poll workers * The St. Louis County Election Board is seeking as many as 200 more people to serve as paid workers at polling places at the April 8 election.The pay ranges from $155 to $205. Those hired also must...
Miller's So-So Spring Continues; BASEBALL
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. * Shelby Miller finished the Grapefruit League portion of his spring training with a 5.93 earned-run average after giving up three runs in five innings Monday in a 5-3 exhibition loss to the New York Mets.Miller's next outing will...
Modest Man Loved Talking Policy; Murray Weidenbaum, Who Died Last Week, Influenced Government and Generations of WU Students; Business
Murray Weidenbaum was many things to many people: statesman, teacher, conservative thinker and policy expert. He also was one of the best interview subjects a journalist could ask for.Our archives tell me that I quoted Weidenbaum, who died last week at...
Moore, Ellen Marting Beloved Mother of Madeline (Robert) Richmond
Moore, Ellen Marting Beloved mother of Madeline (Robert) Richmond, Elizabeth (Joseph) Stickley, and Matthew (Jessica) Moore. Precious grandmother of Juliet Highfield and Vivian Elizabeth Stickley, and Charles Matthew Moore. Dearest sister of Joseph (Lindsay),...
Nation Digest
Fatigue cited in derailmentAn operator of a Chicago public-transit train that jumped the tracks and scaled an escalator at one of nation's busiest airports Monday may have dozed off, the president of a Chicago transit union said. The woman said she had...
News of Loss Brings Fresh Pain for Families; Relatives Sob, Collapse after Malaysian Prime Minister Confirms Crash of Plane into the Ocean with 239 aboard; MALAYSIAN AIRLINER
BEIJING * Relatives shrieked and sobbed. Men and women nearly collapsed, held up by loved ones. Their grief came pouring out after 17 days of waiting for definitive word on the fate of the passengers and crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.Malaysia's...
NFL NOTEBOOK: Browns Get Former Seahawks Lineman
Browns get ex-Seattle lineman McQuistanCleveland added flexibility and playoff experience to its offensive line, agreeing Monday to a contract with free agent Paul McQuistan, who started 14 games last season for the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.The...
'Noises Off' Has Crowd Howling with Laughs; Stage Review; Farce Closes Rep's Mainstage Season
People in theater like to say there are no stars, that every production is fundamentally an ensemble effort.Once in a while, they mean it.They mean it when they're talking about "Noises Off," the laugh- till-it-hurts farce onstage at the Repertory Theatre...
People; Entertainment
Fallon's 'Tonight' is big draw for NBCOne month in, NBC's generational trade of Jay Leno for Jimmy Fallon at the "Tonight" show is succeeding beyond the hopes of executives who engineered it. When Fallon premired on "Tonight" during the Olympics, the franchise...
RACE AGAINST TIME IN SEARCH FOR JET; CONFIRMATION AT LAST; Malaysian Official Verifies Airliner Went Down in Indian Ocean; BLACK BOX BATTERIES; Power That Emits 'Ping' on Flight Data Recorders Will Soon Fade Away
CANBERRA, Australia * Time is running out to find the crucial keys that could solve the mystery of how and why Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down.After the excruciating 17-day wait for confirmation that the Boeing 777 crashed into the southern Indian...
Rail Workers Hope Campaign Will Save Lives at Crossings
SAUGET * Train conductor Barry Norman, a fifth-generation railway worker, climbed aboard the cab of a yellow and black locomotive with Union Pacific in bold red lettering. He along with Engineer Steve Burrow and Alton & Southern Railway Co. Police Chief...
Rams Gain Three Extra Selections in the Draft; Compensatory Picks Come in Rounds 6 and 7
ORLANDO, FLA. * The Rams were awarded three compensatory draft picks Monday, or more than they've received in the previous four offseasons combined."At one time, I was expecting one (compensatory pick)," general manager Les Snead said Monday at the NFL...
Rape? Ho-Hum; Our View; UM System Still Lacks Policy for Reporting Allegations of Sexual Violence
More than two months after University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe gave an impassioned response to the rape allegations that rocked the flagship campus, the university still lacks an employee policy for reporting suspected sexual violence.Along with...
Religion Takes Center Stage in Supreme Court Review; Devout Justices Will Again Hear Challenges to Health Care Law
WASHINGTON * There's something that makes the current Supreme Court different from some of its recent predecessors: The justices got religion.Or at least they seem more open about their faith, appearing before devout audiences and talking more about...
Report: Air Pollution Kills 7 Million a Year; Problem Is Worse in Developing Countries, WHO Says
LONDON * Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday.The agency said air pollution...
Righting a Wrong; Our View; Leveling the Playing Field for Veterans and Disabled Workers
As of Monday, companies that have at least 50 employees and do at least $50,000 a year in business with the federal government have new benchmarks for hiring military veterans and people with disabilities.Depending on your point of view, this is either...
Sales Are Down, Average Prices Are Up in Home Market Here; Business
Was it the cold weather, higher interest rates or a shortage of homes for sale? Whatever the reason, home sales were down around the St. Louis area for the first two months of the year.Average sale prices were up. That could mean that some homes on the...
Season Openers Lure the Indoor-Weary; STL Moms & Dads
Opening day for baseball fans is within the wobble of a bobblehead. Sprouting crocus and daffodils erase winter nose prints pasted on windows. Old favorites move back into the spotlight. These ideas brighten anyone's day indoors or outside.MORPHO MANIAThree...
Speed Cameras Make Debut in East St. Louis
EAST ST. LOUIS * In a novel twist on a controversial idea and what appears to be a first in the Metro East area, East St. Louis police said Monday they are starting to use speed cameras.But these will not be automated, mounted speed cameras the type already...
St. Louis County Executive Race Has 3 GOP Choices; Kirkwood's Rick Stream Is Latest Entrant
CLAYTON * The chairman of the Missouri House Budget Committee became on Monday the third announced candidate to appear on the August GOP primary ballot in the race for St. Louis County Executive.The field will be complete when filing for the August primary...
St. Louis Symphony President Takes Job at Peabody Institute
Fred Bronstein, president and chief executive officer of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra since 2008, will leave his post May 16 for a new role as dean of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, beginning June 1.Bronstein, 57,...
Student Retention Is Not the Answer; Education; Promotion with Extra Help Is the Best Choice to Help a Child Succeed
It may seem like a simple decision. A student who is academically behind should repeat the grade until he masters the grade-level content. In fact, what may seem like a common-sense approach to some is rarely the best way to proceed.As a longtime educator,...
Supreme Court Digest
Appeal in coal case is rejected * The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a coal company fighting to reinstate a water pollution permit for a massive strip mine in West Virginia.The justices say they will not disturb a federal appeals court ruling...
THE NEXT STEP > Major Changes Coming at SLU; COLLEGE BASKETBALL [Corrected 03/27/14]
From his chair in the corner of the crowded St. Louis University locker room late Saturday afternoon at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., Billikens freshman forward Tanner Lancona could see both the program's past and its future."These guys have taught...
THE NEXT STEP > Sweet 16 Will Be Tension-Filled; COLLEGE BASKETBALL
The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is over and each and everyone of us all are uncomfortable equals. We all are trying to survive and explain the total demolition of our brackets.I don't know about you, but my bracket looks ... well ... busted.But...
Wacha Gets Call for Cards' Home Opener; Playoff Hero Also Will Start the Second Game of Season, in Cincinnati; BASEBALL
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. * Michael Wacha has been nominated by Cardinals manager Mike Matheny to pitch the second game of the season, at Cincinnati a week from Wednesday. This means, then, that the most valuable player of the 2013 National League championship series...
Washington Mudslide Death Toll Reaches 14; More Than 100 People Are Still Missing; Search Continues
OSO, Wash. * The search for survivors of a deadly mudslide in Washington state grew Monday to include scores of people who were still unaccounted for as the death toll from the wall of trees, rocks and debris that swept through a rural community rose...
West Hurls More Threats at Russia
THE HAGUE, Netherlands * Seeking to isolate Russia, the U.S. and Western allies declared Monday that they were indefinitely cutting Moscow out of a major international coalition and warned that they stood ready to order tougher economic penalties if...
What's Up/Heads Up
WHAT'S UP * FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM03.26 What wakes you up * The Teen Science Cafe sponsored by the Junior Academy of Science-St. Louis will hold a free program at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on the science behind what wakes you up. The program will be at Wilson...
Women's NCAA: DePaul Upsets No. 2 Duke in Second Round; the Blue Devils Commit 21 Turnovers in Their First NCAA Tourney Home-Court Defeat since 1996; WOMEN'S NCAA TOURNAMENT
Megan Rogowski scored 22 points and Megan Podkowa added 18 to help DePaul upset Duke 74-65 Monday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Lincoln Regional in Durham, N.C.Brittany Hrynko added 14 for the seventh-seeded Blue Demons (29- 6). They...
World Digest
Militants attack checkpoint in Yemen Suspected al-Qaida militants attacked a security checkpoint in southeastern Yemen on Monday, first sending in a suicide car bomb then storming it, officials said. They killed 22 troops and left only one survivor,...
Your Views - Letters from Our Readers; Opinion
Consider alternative to save Lewis and Clark libraryThe editorial "Future wins" (March 20) characterized the efforts to save and expand the Lewis and Clark Branch library as a "preservationist versus patron" situation. This need not be the case.As an...
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