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Articles from August 25, 2015

Adams' Return Now on Fast Track
PHOENIX * Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday night he hoped injured first baseman Matt Adams would be playing for the Cardinals as early as next week.Adams, rehabbing from quadriceps surgery more quickly than almost anybody had anticipated, is...
Ahead of New Law, Ferguson Municipal Court Announces Major Changes
Ahead of a major new municipal reform law taking effect this week, the municipal court in Ferguson announced sweeping changes on Monday.Among the most significant was the decision by the court to withdraw all warrants issued prior to Dec. 31, 2014, whether...
Americans, Briton Who Thwarted Attack Get France's Top Honor
PARIS * The president of France pinned his country's highest award, the Legion d'Honneur, on three Americans and a Briton on Monday, saying they "gave a lesson in courage" by subduing a heavily armed attacker on a high-speed train carrying 500 passengers...
Apple Dessert and Pie (Oh, My!) Contest Entries Open
Just hearing varieties like Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji and red or golden delicious make the mouth water. When Jonathan and Granny Smith walk into the kitchen, it is truly time for the 7th Annual Apple Pie and Dessert Contest. This year's entry deadline for...
Attorneys Try to Pick Apart St. Louis Police Narrative of Fatal Officer Involved Shooting
ST. LOUIS * Attorneys for the family of Mansur Ball-Bey, the 18- year-old fatally shot by police last week while executing a search warrant for drugs and guns, on Monday led reporters on a tour of the home to bolster their position that he wasn't in...
Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Sergeant Dies after Being Struck by Vehicle
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * Peggy Vassallo's prelude to police work came in 1974 when she and her father were scavenging for a Christmas tree on the Desloge family estate near Florissant and discovered the skeletal remains of two murdered Radio Shack workers...
BJC, Memorial Partnership Goes before Illinois Board Tuesday
Illinois state health regulators will vote Tuesday on BJC HealthCare's proposed "strategic affiliation" with Memorial Group, the operator of Memorial Hospital of Belleville.The two hospital operators are seeking to jointly run Memorial Hospital in Belleville...
Business Digest
Boeing to lay off satellite workers * Boeing Co. on Monday told its workers that it expected to cut as many as "several hundred" jobs in its satellite business through the end of 2015 due to a downturn in U.S. military spending and delays in commercial satellite...
Cardinals 5, Diamondbacks 3 (Box Score)
CARDINALS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 3 Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg.M.Carpenter 3b 4 2 1 1 1 1 .260Pham cf 5 1 1 1 0 0 .214Jh.Peralta ss 4 0 1 0 1 1 .284Heyward rf 4 1 1 0 1 1 .290Molina c 5 0 2 2 0 0 .282Piscotty lf 4 0 1 1 0 2 .321Mar.Reynolds 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1...
Change of Course Pays off for Lancers Standout Quisenberry
There was a time when what Lafayette High senior Dylan Quisenberry did most was wrestle, with a little bit of martial arts.Mornings, afternoons and some evenings Quisenberry worked on his moves, strength and conditioning. By the time he was set to attend Lafayette,...
Classes Expand Speakers of German
Whether the goal is to speak German with grandparents, improve chances of entering a favorite college or listen to the opera Gotterdammerung in the native tongue, the German School Association of Greater St. Louis has helped make that happen since 1962.Daniela...
Deal Reached Easing North and South Korea Tensions
SEOUL, South Korea * North and South Korea reached a deal Tuesday to ease animosities, with Pyongyang expressing regret over a recent land mine blast and Seoul agreeing to halt propaganda broadcasts that had pushed the rivals to threats of war.During...
Editorial: New Civil Rights Movement Finds Its Political Voice
One of the most important aspects of a proposed new national agenda for police reform is the context in which it is presented."We can end police violence in America" is the opening salvo of Campaign Zero, a movement organized by prominent Ferguson protesters Brittany...
Football; Missouri Media Poll
Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15- member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes in parenthesis. Panel includes David Kvidahl of STLHighschoolsports.com.CLASS 6Rank, team Rec. Pts. LW1. CBC (13) 1-0 148...
Forest Park to Get Formal Entrances; $300,000 for First One [Corrected 08/26/15]
ST. LOUIS * Visitors will soon know when they've arrived at Forest Park.Forest Park Forever announced plans on Monday to build entryway pillars at eight points leading into the city's favorite green. Workers will erect temporary columns at one location...
Gordon: 'Offense Is Coming,' but Weak Line Is Real Issue for Rams
Rams coach Jeff Fisher is pleased to welcome rookie running back Todd Gurley to team drills this week.Gurley's recovery from major knee surgery is continuing apace. He will become the focal point of the Rams offense sooner rather than later this season.Fisher...
Gurley Cleared for Added Work in Practice
Rams running back Todd Gurley, the 10th pick in the NFL draft, has been cleared to begin practicing. Coach Jeff Fisher made the announcement at his weekly meeting with reporters at Rams Park."So that's good news," Fisher said. "Now we're going to progress him...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > 16-year-old shot to death * Police said DeMontae Young, 16, was killed by gunfire about 2 a.m. Monday in the 7600 block of South Broadway, in the Patch neighborhood. He suffered wounds to the chest, back, leg and buttocks and died at the...
Letters to the Editor, Aug. 25
Religion page mocks people of faithWhen I first heard that there would be a Religion section in the Post-Dispatch, I greeted the news enthusiastically. But it's clear your Religion section is often used as a forum to mock people of faith.On July 31,...
Local Digest
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI > Mizzou enrollment hits record * The University of Missouri-Columbia announced its highest fall enrollment on record, including a record number of high-achieving students.Early figures put Mizzou's total enrollment at 35,050,...
Lynn, Cards Escape D'backs
PHOENIX * Lance Lynn threw four double-play balls for the Cardinals, who messed up two others with wild throws by second baseman Greg Garcia. Lynn, on the other hand, messed up a sacrifice situation that cut short a promising rally, but former Scottsdale high...
MLB Notes: Cubs Place Soler, Motte on DL
Cubs place Soler, Motte on DLThe Chicago Cubs placed outfielder Jorge Soler and righthanded reliever Jason Motte on the 15-day disabled list Monday.The Cubs recalled infielder Tommy La Stella and lefty Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa in time for Monday's...
MLB Roundup: Bryant's Homer Lifts Cubs Past Indians
Bryant's homer lifts Cubs past IndiansKris Bryant homered with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the surging Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Cleveland Indians on Monday in a makeup of a rained-out game from June 15.The rookie, who...
MONDAY'S RESULTS (Boys Soccer, Softball, Girls Volleyball, Field Hockey, Girls Tennis, Boys/Girls Golf)
BOYS SOCCERBayless 2, Gateway STEM 1(B: Amel Gracinin, Mustaf Mohamed)---Mehlville 3, Kirkwood 2(M: Jacob Richter 2, Denis Galijasevic; K: Will McLaughlin, Drew Travis )---DuBourg 8, Soldan 0(D: Jake Oglesby 2, Tommy Canino, Drew Henson, Julian Johnson, Noah...
National Democrats Find Frustrations in Making Illinois Challenges
WASHINGTON * Democrats have long seen Illinois as prime territory to pick up a U.S. Senate seat and more House seats in 2016. The party's ambitions include the Metro East, where incumbent 12th District Republican Mike Bost is high on the Democrats' target...
Nation Briefs
Trial begins for man charged in killings at KC Jewish sitesA white supremacist wanted to explain to jurors Monday in Olathe, Kan., his motive for killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City, but a judge told him the first phase of the capital...
Nicklaus: Market Bulls Turn Anxious, but Bears Haven't Yet Been Unleashed
If stock market investors were waiting for a wake-up call, they just got it.After making steady forward progress for most of the past seven years, the market seemed to come unglued Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average opened with a 1,089-point plunge,...
No Offense, but No Panic for Rams
When it comes to concerns over the Rams' struggling offense, coach Jeff Fisher said he's heard it all before."Go back a year from now, two years from now, three years from now you guys all asked me the same questions," Fisher said Monday. "'What's up...
Nordmann, Robert William 76
Nordmann, Robert William 76, of DeWitt, MI, passed away August 24, 2015.He was born in St. Louis, MO on December 11, 1939 to Bernard and Lucie Nordmann. Robert graduated from St. Louis University where he played basketball. He went on to play for 4 years...
Obama Caught in Middle between Biden, Clinton
WASHINGTON * President Barack Obama is the man in the middle, caught between the White House aspirations of two of his closest advisers: Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.For months, White House officials expected...
Obama Pushing for More Clean Energy Choices for Consumers
LAS VEGAS * President Barack Obama on Monday accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from accessing solar, wind and other renewable sources to protect the status quo."That's not the American...
People
Man, 25, charged in O'Donnell caseThe owner of a home where comedian Rosie O'Donnell's teenage daughter was found last week sent the girl a nude photo, according to a criminal complaint released Monday in New Jersey.Steven Sheerer, 25, is accused of...
President Obama Needs to Take Action on Radioactive West Lake Landfill
If ever there were an issue that needed executive action from the White House, it's the radioactive West Lake Landfill. Located in densely populated north St. Louis County, the site contains nearly 50,000 tons of highly radiotoxic, uncontained nuclear...
Record-Setting Racer Brown Goes Full Speed Ahead
Things in Antron Brown's life move forward, never backward. And they move without hesitation.He drives a Top Fuel dragster that reaches 330 miles per hour in 1,000 feet. It happens in less time then it took to read this sentence, much less.In 2012, he...
Reluctantly but Surely, Witzel Is a Running Standout for O'Fallon
There was a lot of pleading. Some coaxing and almost outright begging. O'Fallon sophomore Brooke Witzel finally gave in and went out for cross country."It was in the fifth grade and my middle school (Zion Lutheran School in Belleville) was starting a...
Sports Digest: Quigley Reaches Steeplechase Finals
Colleen Quigley, a Nerinx Hall product who recently turned professional, qualified for the finals in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the World Championships on Monday in Beijing.Quigley finished in 9 minutes, 29.09 seconds, qualifying 13th for the 15-woman...
Stocks Slump; Dow Ends Down 588 after Early 1,000-Pt. Slide
U.S. stocks slid again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunging more than 1,000 points in a sell-off that sent a shiver of fear from Wall Street to Main Street.Stocks regained some of that ground as the day wore on, but the Dow...
Veterans' Grave Markers Used to Pave Missouri Patio Are Removed; No Charges Filed
The mystery of a patio in far southern Missouri that was built with national cemetery gravestones has been solved to the satisfaction of the local sheriff and the veteran who raised the alarm.Ed Harkreader, a Navy veteran, took pictures of the patio...
'Wild Oats' Makes Rip-Roaring Fun at the Ivory Theatre
The show that just opened at St. Louis Shakespeare, "Wild Oats," has a literary pedigree that sounds imposing: It's based John O'Keeffe's 1791 Restoration comedy of the same name.Do not let that daunt you. This breezy little confection from the late...
World Briefs
Migrants move into SerbiaExhausted migrants by the thousands, some pushed in wheelchairs or on wheelbarrows, others hobbling on crutches or carrying young children, crossed on foot from Macedonia into Serbia on Monday as they sought to reach Western...
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