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Articles from June 6, 2015

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Hanley Road work will require lane closures * Brace for lane closures on Hanley Road between Interstate 64 (Highway 40) and Pershing Avenue, where 33,000 cars drive on a typical weekday.A four-month resurfacing project is set to begin...
Area College Athletes: Johnson Expects to Be a Leader at Florida State
Late last season Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston said that whenever freshman offensive tackle Roderick Johnson decided to enter the NFL draft he would be a first-round pick.That was a mighty impressive endorsement from Winston, who won the 2013...
Baseball Notebook: A's Call Up Switch-Throwing Pitcher
New pitcher for the A's throws right and leftPat Venditte took his warmup pitches in his major league debut with his right arm. And his left.The ambidextrous pitcher entered the game against the host Boston Red Sox at the start of the seventh inning...
Belmont Notebook
American Pharoah has final workout for raceAmerican Pharoah took a final gallop around Belmont Park on Friday before he attempts to win the Belmont Stakes and become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner looked...
Bernie: Recent History Is against Pharoah in Belmont
Like everyone who loves thoroughbred racing, I have fond memories of going to the track for the first time. I discovered a wonderland of cheap horses, cheaper cigars, flashing tote boards, racing forms and a cast of colorful characters. It was a setting...
Business Digest
Tim Hortons opens this month * Tim Hortons is opening its first of 40 planned restaurants in the St. Louis area at 6 a.m. on June 23, the chain said Friday. Tim Hortons, a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain that also serves sandwiches, wraps and soup,...
CARDINALS 2, DODGERS 1 (Game Statistics)
CARDINALS 2, DODGERS 1 Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Wong 2b 4 0 2 1 0 1 .314Carpenter 3b 3 0 0 1 0 0 .309Holliday lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .312Peralta ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .317Grichuk cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .276Reynolds 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .252Molina c 2 0 1 0 1 0 .2831-Kozma pr...
Cards Scratch out Win over Dodgers
LOS ANGELES * The Cardinals played some small ball some very small ball as they cadged two runs out of almost nothing in the eighth inning to snatch a 2-1 win Friday night over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.The only balls that left the...
Class 4 Baseball: Sullivan's Dream Season Rolls On
O'FALLON, Mo * Sullivan High senior pitcher Jake Lochner had his doubts.Junior catcher Wyatt Englert wasn't certain either.No, the Eagles were not supposed to be a postseason threat based on their under-.500 regular-season campaign.But there are just...
Class 4 Girls Soccer: St. Joseph's Falls to St. Teresa's
BLUE SPRINGS * Carly Wickenheiser would do anything to not hit the turf. The artificial surface is filled with black bits of rubber. They get in the hair, eyes, mouth and nose. It's uncomfortable and annoying.After 100 minutes, Wickenheiser collapsed...
Class 5 Baseball: CBC Gets by Kickapoo to Make Final
O'FALLON, Mo. * CBC senior righthander Matt Vierling might not have been at his best on the mound Friday night.But at the plate, the 6-foot-4-inch flamethrower looked right at home.Vierling broke a tie with a run-scoring single in the fourth inning to...
Class 5 Baseball: Eureka Can't Overcome Early Deficit
O'FALLON, Mo. * The climb proved a little too tough Friday for the Eureka baseball team.After spotting Staley seven runs in the first inning, Eureka rallied but fell short 7-5 in a Class 5 baseball state semifinal at T.R. Hughes Ballpark."We came out...
Colorado Braces for More Tornadoes, Storms and Flooding
BERTHOUD, Colo. * Violent storms across Colorado swirled into tornadoes that destroyed homes, popped open a sinkhole that swallowed a police cruiser and dropped so much hail on a Denver neighborhood that residents had to dig out of waist-deep ice with shovels.Forecasters...
Djokovic Must Wait a Little Longer to Chase French Open Title
PARIS * Novak Djokovic has waited to win his first French Open title and complete a career Grand Slam, worrying about when or perhaps even whether he would get another chance after coming close in recent years.Now Djokovic must ponder all of that a...
Draft Could Shape Mizzou Pitching Staff
COLUMBIA, Mo. * Now that Missouri baseball has its head coach figured out Tim Jamieson signed a three-year extension this week the Tigers can turn their attention to next year's team. The upcoming First-Year Player Draft will have a say in the roster Jamieson...
Faith Perspectives: Birds Show Us Churches Need to Evolve
It's time to talk about the birds, the bees, and the WASPS.These aren't easy conversations, of course. But there's a time and place for even the touchiest subjects, and there's no time like the present. Now is the opportune moment to sit down, and have ourselves...
Fenton Hears Proposal for Ballpark Village-Style Hockey Venue
FENTON * Fenton city officials are considering a proposal for a hockey-themed sports and entertainment venue that would pay homage to the old St. Louis Arena on the site of the old Chrysler plant.St. Louis native Mike Barack, president of Texas-based...
Fisher Couldn't Say 'No' to Garcia
When he interviewed Jeff Garcia for the Rams' quarterbacks coach job in February, coach Jeff Fisher came away impressed. So impressed, in fact, that for a while it looked like Garcia would get the job.Always the competitor, Garcia didn't take the news...
French Open Notes
PARIS * There are two key questions going into the women's French Open final Saturday between Serena Williams and Lucie Safarova.One is: How healthy will Williams be as she tries to win a third title at Roland Garros and 20th Grand Slam singles trophy...
Friday's Baseball State Tournament Box Scores
CBC 8, Kickapoo 7Class 5 semifinalAt T.R. Hughes ParkCBC AB R H BI BB SOMar.Vierling 2b 3 2 1 0 0 1Melbrod 3b 4 0 3 3 0 0Mat.Vierling p/ss 4 0 2 1 0 0Nobs pr 0 0 0 0 0 0Charlton lf 3 1 0 0 0 1Million c 4 1 2 1 0 2Haring rf/p 4 1 3 1 0 1Risch cf 3 1 1...
Giant Hack May Be First Step in Pursuit of Bigger US Secrets
WASHINGTON * A giant hacking of millions of government personnel files is being treated as the work of foreign spies who could use the information to fake their way into more-secure computers and plunder U.S. secrets.Federal employees were told in a...
In Court, Resident Urges St. Louis Stadium Planners to 'Win My Vote'
ST. LOUIS * Circuit Court Judge Thomas Frawley on Friday delayed arguments in the Edward Jones Dome authority's suit seeking to sidestep a public vote on new stadium funding.Frawley gave St. Louis city counselors a week to file arguments defending the...
Irving to Miss Rest of NBA Finals with Fractured Kneecap
OAKLAND, Calif. * The Cleveland Cavaliers finished off Chicago and swept past Atlanta, even when Kyrie Irving wasn't available.Now they have to find their way past the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals without him.Irving has a fractured left kneecap...
Jimmy Buffett Brings a Taste of Paradise
A Jimmy Buffett concert is all about escapism setting aside the daily grind for a couple hours of thinking about cool island breezes, sinking your toes in the sand and enjoying a few "boat drinks." Near the top of his show Thursday night at Hollywood...
Judge Orders New Trial in Controversial Lincoln County Murder Case
TROY, Mo. * A judge here Friday ordered a new trial for Russell Faria, finding that new evidence in the murder of Faria's wife might have changed the minds of jurors who had convicted him of first- degree murder.The ruling by St. Louis Circuit Judge...
Kurt Busch Wins Pocono Pole
LONG POND, Pa. * Kurt Busch survived NASCAR's version of bump day to beat the clock and the rest of the field.Busch turned a lap at 177.599 mph Friday and won the pole at a bumpy Pocono Raceway in a bizarre qualifying session that saw five cars fail...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Shooting victim is identified * A man fatally shot about 3:10 p.m. Thursday at Prairie and Greer avenues was identified as Jacobi Taylor, 21, of the 8800 block of Shady Grove Avenue in Jennings. Officials said Taylor and three other males...
Letters to the Editor, June 6
Political consensus, science are a bad mixSince Charles Darwin was more conversant with the scientific method than I, I quote him: "A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, a mere heart of stone."Now let's fast forward to the St. Louis...
Lightning Coach Cooper Won in St. Louis, Too
In Game 1 of the NHL's Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday, NBC's Doc Emrick noted that Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper has "won at every level."It's true of Cooper's decorated coaching career, which includes championships in Norfolk, Va., Green Bay, Wis., East...
Lingmerth Leads at Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio * David Lingmerth took a step toward turning his game around with a 7-under 65 at the Memorial on Friday. It gave the Swede a one-shot lead going into a weekend that includes Tiger Woods.But just barely.Long after Lingmerth capped off a...
Many KSDK Staffers Leave, but Holliday Signs New Deal
Take Five * The departure of Katie Felts from KSDK (Channel 5) on May 29 marked the fifth time in two months that an on-air personality ankled the station. And sources close to the station say about 10 behind-the-scene people also have left.The on-air...
MLB Roundup: Espinosa, Nats End Skid, Top Cubs
Espinosa, Nats snap skid, defeat CubsDanny Espinosa gave Washington an early lead with a three-run homer in the second and the host Nationals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.The Nationals finished...
Molina Deflects Credit for Cards' Success on Mound
LOS ANGELES * The Cardinals' staff earned run average was 2.62 entering Friday night's game with the Los Angeles Dodgers. This easily led the major leagues and bordered on 1968 stuff when the height of the mound was 15 inches and the Cardinals' ERA for...
Motors Roundup
Power wins pole for IndyCar in TexasWill Power is starting on the pole at Texas for the third year in a row, and three of his fellow Team Penske drivers are close to him.Defending IndyCar Series champion Power had a two-lap average Friday of 218.519...
Musa Has Been a Steadying Influence for STLFC
When St. Louis FC coach Dale Schilly first approached James Musa about a shift from centerback to the midfield, Musa thought it was a joke."I sort of laughed it off because even though I'd played a fair bit of midfield growing up, I'd really never played...
Nation Briefs
Mourners gather for Beau Biden viewing Mourners gathered at a Catholic church in Wilmington, Del., on Friday to pay their respects to former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer last week at the age of 46.A daylong public viewing...
NBA Notebook
Thibodeau has no regrets about time with Bulls Speaking publicly for the first time since the Bulls dismissed him, former coach Tom Thibodeau said he has "no regrets" and will let his record speak for itself as he waits for his next opportunity."I have...
NCAA Baseball: Arkansas Routs Missouri State
Joe Serrano thought he had played his last career game in Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.The Arkansas outfielder made the most of his surprising return home Friday, finishing three for four and blasting a three-run home run as the Razorbacks opened...
No Bidding Scandal for Women's World Cup
No bidding scandal for women's eventThe women's game and the World Cup have not really been touched all that much by the scandal rocking FIFA, the sport's international governing body.The only telltale sign of its impact came when FIFA Secretary General...
People
Puppet 'Who's on First' spurs copyright suitAbbott and Costello's heirs are suing the producers of a Broadway play in which a character uses a sock puppet to perform part of the comedians' famous "Who's on First" routine. The copyright holders sued "Hand...
Police Search Franklin County Farm for Signs of Missing Sunset Hills Woman after Car Is Found
UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM COUNTY POLICE AT 1 P.M. SATURDAYThe search for a missing Sunset Hills grandmother continued Friday with an expansive search of a farm property she owned with her estranged husband after police found her vehicle about 70 miles away...
Proposed St. Louis Minimum Wage Hike Could Be Headed to Court
ST. LOUIS * Officials on Friday readied for a long, hot summer spurred by the filing of a bill to double the city's minimum wage over the state rate, while lawyers turned their eyes to the courts.The bill, which would create a minimum wage of $15 in...
Rams Notes: Fisher Expects Win in Charity Softball Game
As usual, Rams coach Jeff Fisher is feeling pretty confident about his annual charity softball game."This one's going to work out," Fisher said following organized team activities (OTAs) this week at Rams Park in Earth City. "I conceded a little bit...
Religion Events
SATURDAYRummage sale * St. Clare of Assisi Church, 15642 Clayton Road in Ellisville from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 636-394-7307Discussion of Mary * Carla Mae Streeter, a Dominican sister from the Congregation of Catherine of Siena in Racine, Wis., offers a doctrinal...
She Was Another Young Mom without a Diploma until a Teacher Changed Her Life
The graduation speakers all talked a bit vaguely of obstacles to getting their high school diplomas. Jalliah Jaber went through hers one by one.As the audience at the ceremony listened, some gasped as she talked of having three babies as a teenager,...
Soccer Roundup
HOWELL CENTRAL 2, LEE'S SUMMIT 1 * Cate Eddy scored the game- winning goal in the 25th minute to push Howell Central past Lee's Summit 2-1 in a Class 4 state semifinal Friday at Blue Springs South High.The No. 9 large school in the STLhighschoolsports.com...
Sports Digest: Weber Wins Senior U.S. Open
Weber adds Senior Open to join Duke with doubleSt. Louisan Pete Weber won the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open on Friday to join fellow Hall of Famer Norm Duke as the only players to win U.S. Open titles on both the PBA and PBA50 Tours.Weber, 53, who won...
Stanley Cup Goalies Have Had Their Ups and Downs
TAMPA, Fla. * No team wins Stanley Cup without reliable goaltending, so Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop finds it laughable when he reads or hears criticism about Chicago's Corey Crawford.Although the starting goalies in the finals series, which resumes Saturday...
St. Paul Archdiocese Charged over Handling of Abuse Claims
ST. PAUL, Minn. * Criminal charges were filed Friday against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for its handling of a priest who molested children, with a prosecutor saying church leaders "turned a blind eye" to problems with...
U.S. Hiring Jumps in May as Businesses Get Bullish on Economy
WASHINGTON * U.S. employers added a robust 280,000 jobs in May, showing that the economy has regained momentum after starting this year in a deep slump.The unemployment rate ticked up to 5.5 percent from 5.4 percent in April, the government said Friday....
U.S. Men Rally Late to Beat Netherlands 4-3 in Exhibition Soccer Match
AMSTERDAM * Bobby Wood scored a 90th-minute winner Friday as the United States rallied from two goals down to beat the Netherlands 4- 3 in an exbition game at the Amsterdam Arena.Coach Jurgen Klinsmann's team trailed 3-1 with 20 minutes left, but John...
Weekend Sports on the Air
SATURDAYBASEBALL11 a.m. National League: Chicago at Washington, MLB Network1 p.m. American League: Texas at Kansas City, Fox Sports 16:10 p.m. National League: Pittsburgh at Atlanta, KTVI (2)9 p.m. National League: New York at Arizona, MLB Network9:10...
Women's World Cup a Break from Bad News
After a week in which soccer has gotten headlines for all the wrong reasons indictments, corruption, a laughable election and a surprising resignation along comes a reminder of why the game is so popular.The Women's World Cup kicks off Saturday in...
Women's World Cup: Players to Watch, Teams to Watch, Breaking Down the Groups
PLAYERS TO WATCH Louisa Necib, FranceA midfielder who plays club for Lyon in France, Necib has been called "the female Zidane" because her life story and talent are similar to that of former French star Zinedine Zidane. (Even her nickname plays on the...
Women's World Cup Schedule
GROUP STAGEGROUP STAGESaturdayGroup A: Canada vs. China, in Edmonton, 5 p.m.Group A: New Zealand vs. Netherlands, in Edmonton, 8 p.m.SundayGroup B: Norway vs. Thailand, in Ottawa, noonGroup B: Germany vs. Ivory Coast, in Ottawa, 3 p.m.MondayGroup D:...
World Briefs
Capsized Chinese ship is raised; bodies now soughtThe banged-up, white-and-blue Eastern Star emerged from gray waters of the Yangtze River on Friday as Chinese disaster teams raised the capsized ship with cranes to better search for nearly 340 people...
Would Triple Crown Help Racing?
NEW YORK * Will the long, long wait finally end in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday?If it does, and American Pharoah becomes the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, it may not be enough to help the troubled sport of horse racing stay relevant."It would...
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