St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 5, 2015

Alice in Chains Delivers Hard, Heavy Rock Favorites at the Pageant
"We're still going; you guys are still here with us," Alice in Chains guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell said matter-of-factly Monday night, midway through the band's performance at the Pageant.And it was true. Twenty eight years since its founding, 23...
Apple Slump Deepens on iPhone, China Concerns
SAN FRANCISCO * Apple is slumping as the usually high-flying tech stock struggles with the burden of raised expectations.The world's most valuable public company saw its stock price drop for a fifth straight day on Tuesday, falling as much as $5.19,...
At St. Louis Shakespeare, Brains Combine with Laughter
Long associated with St. Louis Shakespeare, Suki Peters has just begun her first season the troupe's 31st as its artistic director. She directs its opening production, too: "The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler."Does that tell us a little something...
Baseball Notes: Tigers, GM Dombrowski Part Ways
GM Dombrowski leaves TigersDave Dombrowski is out as president and general manager of the Detroit Tigers, ending a run of nearly 14 seasons in which he helped turn the franchise from an afterthought into one of the American League's powerhouses. The...
Baseball Roundup: Arrieta Shines as Cubs Keep Rolling
Arrieta shines as Cubs win againJake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings and Anthony Rizzo tied a career high with four hits as the visiting Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburgh 5-0 Tuesday night for their sixth straight win. Arrieta (12-6) allowed two singles...
Bernie: Stadium Moves Closer to Reality
The stadium task force picked up an important victory Monday when St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Thomas Frawley voided a city ordinance requiring a public vote to approve the use of tax dollars in the funding of the football stadium proposed for the city's...
Business Digest
Shire offers $30B for Baxalta * Drugmaker Shire said Tuesday that it was seeking to buy Baxalta, a company spun off by Baxter International last month, for $30 billion to forge the leading global specialist in rare diseases. The London-listed group went public...
Charcoal Briquettes Made of Coffee Grounds? Yes Please
With so many people being environmentally conscious these days, perhaps it was inevitable that someone would come up with the concept of charcoal briquettes made out of coffee grounds.It's the ultimate in recycling. First, coffee beans are used to make...
Cool Desserts for Hot Days
It's summer. Hot, dreary summer. The sun hangs heavy in the sky, relentless, oppressive, brutal. Everything you lift feels like it has extra weight.The last thing you want to do is spend an hour or two in the kitchen with a hot oven.And yet, people have...
Digest: Mayweather Sets Date for Final Fight
Mayweather sets Sept. 12 for his final fightFloyd Mayweather Jr. will return to the ring for the first time since boxing's richest fight ever, facing Andre Berto on Sept. 12 in what he has said will be his final fight.The welterweight title bout doesn't...
Editorial: Clean Power Plan Gives the World a Shot. Maybe a Last Shot
Fifty years from now, if our children and grandchildren aren't baking on a normal 100-degree day, if coastlines aren't pushed back by a quarter mile, if you can still grow corn and beans in Missouri and wheat in Kansas, if we've developed a working relationship...
Gaines Injury Remains Undefined
On Sunday, Rams cornerback E.J. Gaines left practice early after being stepped on and suffering a leg injury.Tuesday, the team was still unclear on the extent of the injury."At this point, no," coach Jeff Fisher said when asked if there was an update....
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Fatally shot man is identified * A man found fatally shot in a parked car in the 4100 block of Bingham Avenue about 1:30 a.m. Monday has been identified as Craig Simms, 50, of the 4900 block of Fairview Avenue, police said. There are no suspects.ST....
Local Digest
JEFFERSON CITY > State senator leaving his other job, too * State Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, who recently announced he was resigning his legislative seat amidst sexual harassment allegations, has resigned from CommunityAmerica Credit Union. LeVota...
Mallinckrodt Shares Drop 14 Percent after 3Q Earnings
Shares of Mallinckrodt tumbled Tuesday after the specialty pharmaceutical company reported weaker-than-expected sales in some business segments during its fiscal third quarter.The Hazelwood-based drugmaker reported net income of $58 million, or 49 cents...
Mastering the Fine Art of a Deceptively Simple Tossed Salad
Summer time is salad time. When it's hot out and the garden is bountiful, everyone's in the mood for a light and refreshing entree salad.And what could be easier? You just toss together a bunch of lettuce with some cooked protein, add an excellent dressing,...
Milwaukee Archdiocese Settles Abuse Cases for $21 Million
MADISON, Wis. * The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday that it will pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a four-year bankruptcy proceeding.The proposed deal, which will be part of a...
Moss Analyzes Power Shortage
CINCINNATI * There were times with Cleveland this season when Brandon Moss whipped a pitch and, having hit a few home runs in his career, felt it would leave the ballpark, five, 10 rows deep.And then it wouldn't. It would come five, 10 yards short."I...
Nation Briefs: Kansas Ends $25 Cap on Cash Benefits from ATMs
ATM limits are lifted for poor in KansasKansas has eliminated a $25-per-day limit on ATM withdrawals with cash assistance cards.The state Department for Children and Families said Tuesday that it was rescinding the policy before it could be put into...
New Faces for MU's Kicking Game
COLUMBIA, Mo. * One veteran and one rookie will both go a long way toward shaping Missouri's special teams this fall.Kicker Andrew Baggett, on the verge of setting a big record at Mizzou, returns for his fourth season to handle field goals and PATs,...
NFL Notes: Texans' Foster Might Miss First Half of Season
Texans' Foster hurt, could miss first half of seasonHouston running back Arian Foster suffered a groin injury while the Texans were practicing Monday night and could be sidelined for at least the first half of the season, the Houston Chronicle reported...
Nixon: Troubled Schools' Finances OK
Even as the money-strapped Riverview Gardens and Normandy school systems together paid out a crippling $11 million in tuition payments to other schools last year, Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday made assurances that neither district is on the verge of financial collapse.Nixon's...
People: Singers Zayn Malik, Perrie Edwards Call off Engagement
Straight from the frog's mouth: Kermit and Miss Piggy splitKermit the Frog and Miss Piggy confirmed Tuesday that they have ended their relationship, as reported by Gail Pennington in Tube Talk on stltoday.com. "Dating moi is like flying too close to...
Polian's Long and Winding Road to Success
INDIANAPOLIS * Bill Polian relied on simple, solid principles to build winners.He went from successful general manager to Hall of Fame executive by developing one more trait: becoming an astute salesman.After persuading Buffalo coach Marv Levy to throw...
Police Report: Missouri Lawmaker Changed Story about February Night That Led to DWI Guilty Plea
JEFFERSON CITY * The February night when state Rep. Dave Hinson's Ford Escape collided with a parked state vehicle began with a birthday celebration in Columbia. The episode ended with a driving- while-intoxicated guilty plea last week. But the details...
Proposed $180 Million St. Louis Bond Issue Fails
ST. LOUIS * A proposed $180 million bond issue failed at the polls on Tuesday with voters rejecting a city plan to improve its infrastructure.The proposition received 61 percent of the vote, shy of the required two-thirds. The failure dealt a blow to...
Reds 3, Cardinals 2 (Box Score)
REDS 3, CARDINALS 2Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg.M.Carpenter 3b 4 1 2 2 0 2 .264Piscotty lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .359Heyward rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .288Jh.Peralta ss 3 0 2 0 1 1 .288Moss 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .200Molina c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .283Wong 2b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .271Grichuk cf 4...
Reds Score Early, Hold on Late for 3-2 Win
CINCINNATI * The Cardinals got a chance Sunday to see in a rousing, walk-off win against the Colorado Rockies the boost that can come from players added for the stretch run, and on Tuesday had to face the other side of the trade deadline. In the ninth...
Rhoades' Path Leads to Mizzou
COLUMBIA, MO. * Mack Rhoades was lost. His dream, to play college baseball, was shattered. His ankle, wrenched in a career-ending injury, would never again hold up on the diamond. He was 17 and crushed. Growing up in Tucson, Ariz., Rhoades lived for...
Special Request: Nicoletti's Italian Potatoes Are 'More Fun'
Q * We've been going to Nicoletti's for years. They serve potatoes loaded with peppers, onions, olives and garlic. So yummy! Anne Barnstead-KlosA * For 28 years, Michael and Cheryl Nicoletti have greeted patrons at Nicoletti's Steak and Pasta in Twin...
St. Louis County Planning Commission Says No to Eureka Gravel Mining Operation
CLAYTON * The St. Louis County Planning Commission has recommended that a family-owned natural materials company be denied a permit to mine gravel and sand on the outskirts of Eureka."The (planning) department is of the opinion that the proposed sand...
St. Louis Sues Own Civil Service Commission over Reinstatement of Police Officer
ST. LOUIS * Chief Sam Dotson really doesn't want Matthew Schanz to return to the police department. So much so that Dotson and the City of St. Louis are suing the Civil Service Commission over a decision to reinstate the fired patrolman.And Mayor Francis...
Tax Increase Loses Big in Howell
A property tax increase sought by Francis Howell School District officials failed by almost a two-to-one ratio in Tuesday's special election.A simple majority of backers was needed for passage."This is a victory for the taxpayer," said Stephen Johnson,...
Tax Issues Could Jeopardize Health Subsidies for 1.8 Million
WASHINGTON * About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law now have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year. Administration officials say those taxpayers...
The Grand Slam Bid Is Done; Jordan Spieth Is Not
Jordan Spieth was on the 14th green and battling in conditions so severe the wind approached 40 mph."They pulled us off the course," he said.Spieth wasn't talking about St. Andrews.This was Sunday at Whistling Straits, where he took a two-day scouting...
The Myth of Portugal's Drug Policy
The Post-Dispatch editorial "Descriminalizao" (July 26) advocated the broad decriminalization of drugs in America, including heroin and cocaine. It emphasized the experience of Portugal, where a shift to decriminalization that began in 2001 appears to...
Three-Way Battle for Starting Center in Rams Camp
Tim Barnes is the safe choice in some ways. Although he's not brimming with experience, this is his fifth NFL training camp, and he has gotten bigger and stronger over the years.The University of Missouri product has appeared in 45 regular- season games...
Toxic Algae Blooming in Warm Water from California to Alaska
SEATTLE * A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel.This coastal ribbon...
Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina Out
CLEVELAND * Billionaire businessman Donald Trump will be front and center in the Republican Party's leadoff presidential debate, scoring the top spot in Thursday's prime-time faceoff, where he'll be joined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov....
Venezuela Ruling Party Games Twitter for Political Gain
CARACAS, Venezuela * Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's approval ratings may be languishing below 30 percent, but on Twitter he's as popular as Pope Francis or so it would seem.The socialist South American leader regularly sets social media afire...
What's Cooking: Cook Makes Magic in the Kitchen
At heart, Henry Schaper Sr. of Oakville is a conjurer, as clever in the kitchen as he is with the magic and card tricks he performs as a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He teaches magic and volunteers to do magic tricks for children...
What's Fresh at the Farmers Market This Week
This week at area farmers markets, you'll find green, yellow and purple beans as well as peaches, corn on the cob, cantaloupe, watermelon, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, onions, zucchini, squash, red cabbage and more. To help you figure out what to do...
World Briefs: Toronto Nightclub Shooting Leaves at Least 2 Dead, 3 Wounded
German prosecutor is fired over treason probe against the pressA treason investigation against two German journalists claimed its first casualty Tuesday the country's top prosecutor, who ordered the scrutiny.Justice Minister Heiko Maas announced he...
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