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EAST ST. LOUIS * John Embrey's face was dotted with sweat. His shoulder barked at him. He still managed to find a smile.Why wouldn't he?A senior linebacker for the Montini football team, he and his fellow Broncos won a hard-fought, heavyweight fight...
6 of the Best American-Themed Shows
Robert Schenkkan's drama "All the Way" grew out of Oregon Shakespeare Theatre's American Revolutions Project. The theater commissioned playwrights to write scripts that would portray American history with the scope and stature that Shakespeare bestowed...
Afghan Artist Paints Kabul's Walls of War to Help Heal City
KABUL, Afghanistan * A city at war, the Afghan capital is among the ugliest in the world.Wide avenues once lined with rose gardens are today gridlocked streets sandwiched by concrete blast walls protecting those inside from the bombs and bullets that...
After Killings, Other Violence, Job Corps Is under Scrutiny
The arrests last month of three young men and a woman on charges of hacking a fellow student to death in a federally funded job- training center near Miami and another killing in St. Louis this spring are putting a spotlight on violence inside Job...
Along for the Ride: Nun Displeased with Natural Bridge Road Plans
Sister Carlene Welker compiled a list of her worries about changes on a chunk of Natural Bridge Road which include shrinking it to one lane in each direction as well as adding medians and bike lanes in Normandy.She thinks it's a waste of money better...
Ameren Says Illinois, Transmission Better Places to Invest Than Missouri
Ameren Corp. is hoping actions speak louder than words.After several attempts to change Missouri's utility laws in Jefferson City, the St. Louis-based company is plowing capital into federally regulated transmission lines and its electric and natural gas...
Area College Football Roundup: Hoosiers Hold off SIUC
Indiana may have left Memorial Stadium Saturday with more questions than answers following its season opener against Southern Illinois Carbondale.The Hoosiers survived a failed two-point conversion try in the closing seconds to hang on for a 48-47 victory...
At Home: Charming Olivette Cottage Has More Than Just Curb Appeal
"People walking by frequently stop and tell us how charming our house is," Shelli Berger says, speaking about the Spanish-style residence she shares with her husband, Howard, in Olivette. "One of our neighbors, a well-known St. Louis artist, thought...
Barnard, Rebecca Lynn 62
Barnard, Rebecca Lynn 62, died July 21, 2015 nine years after being diagnosed with dementia. Barnard, a photographer, had a retrospective exhibit of her life's work at Maryville University in 2008. For many years, she played the violin in several orchestras and...
Best-Selling Books for the Week That Ended Aug. 30
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Aug. 30.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "X" * Sue Grafton2. "Go Set a Watchman" * Harper Lee3. "The Nature of the Beast" * Louise Penny4. "Friction" * Sandra Brown5. "The Girl on the...
Biesenthal, Rev. Dr. W. Leroy Was Born on October 18
Biesenthal, Rev. Dr. W. Leroy was born on October 18, 1924, at Haileybury, Ontario, Canada, and departed this life on September 3, 2015. He married Marie Archibald in 1948, and their marriage was blessed with two children, Kim (Don) Markland of Houston...
Bussmann, Edwina Wright Passed Away on August 24
Bussmann, Edwina Wright Passed away on August 24, 2015 at the age of 92, fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, surrounded by family. Beloved spouse of the late James F. Bussmann, dear mother of Barb Donohue (Terry), Bill Bussmann (Sue),...
BYU Pulls out Win over Nebraska on Final Play
LINCOLN, Neb. * No matter how many games Tanner Mangum plays for BYU, it will be hard for him to top what he did in his first one.Playing in the college football cathedral that is Nebraska's Memorial Stadium, and having replaced injured star Taysom Hill...
Canada Less Welcoming to Refugees under Harper's Leadership
TORONTO * Canada has long prided itself for opening its doors wider than any nation to asylum seekers, but the number it welcomes has waned since Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper took power almost 10 years ago.Harper has rejected calls to take...
Candy and Cuddly Toys: Migrants Finish Epic Trek to Germany
BUDAPEST, Hungary * For weeks while they traveled a punitive road, Europe cast a cold and callous eye on their unwelcome progress. On Saturday, for the first time since fleeing their troubled homelands, they could set foot in their promised land and it...
Cards Notes: Choate Ready to Keep Motoring On
In storage and awaiting its release is something Cardinals lefty and newly minted 40-year-old Randy Choate purchased to help him as he extends his career, he hopes, into his mid-40s."Bought an RV," he said.The idea, the lefty specialist went on to explain,...
Cards Regain 6-Game Lead on Pirates
The caveat "when healthy" has been attached to Jaime Garcia's name for so many seasons now that it rolls off the tongue like a title, a prefix as familiar around the ballpark as "Gold Glove catcher" is for Yadier Molina or "world-famous" is for the Clydesdales.When...
Carpenter Powers Up Again as Cards Win
Some players have warning track power, i.e., a good-looking swing but one that fails to deliver the goods, as in hitting the ball over the wall.Others, well, have golf-cart power.As he had pledged, injured Cardinals staff ace Adam Wainwright promised...
Cash Bail and Jail Fees Penalize the Poor in Municipal Court
BRECKENRIDGE HILLS * Dwayne Furlow and Latoya Jones Furlow live in a small house near Glasgow Village. The only piece of furniture in their front room is a tattered couch. Sheets cover the windows.The couple live day to day, trying to earn enough money...
Check out a Book, Get in a Workout
Beyond the quiet stacks at the Schlafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library, past the tables of computers and across the way from the checkout is a large meeting room. The windowless space is carpeted with beige walls; slate blue chairs ring the perimeter.On...
Collinsville Firefighters Honored for Two Separate Rescues
Twice in about eight months, residents of Collinsville were close to dying in fires in their homes. And twice, the Collinsville Fire Department found them in time. Earlier this year, five members were honored at the annual Illinois Firefighter Memorial...
Congress Returns to Weighty List of Unfinished Business
WASHINGTON * Congress returns on Tuesday with a critical need for a characteristic rarely evident through a contentious spring and summer cooperation between Republicans and President Barack Obama.Lawmakers face a weighty list of unfinished business...
Cop and Bystander Team Up to Save Three from Burning Stolen Car
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * What started as an attempt to make a routine traffic stop ended in a life-or-death race for a Moline Acres police officer and a bystander to save three people from a burning car.In January 2014, a sedan barreled through a stop sign...
Dan Auerbach Fronts New Band the Arcs for Diverse Sound
NASHVILLE, Tenn. * Black Keys singer-guitarist-producer Dan Auerbach brought together studio musicians with diverse backgrounds in rock, soul, Latin and country for his new band, the Arcs.The result?"We are killing it all the time," Auerbach said with...
Dangling Parachutist Put Mehlville High Angle Rescue Specialist to the Test
MEHLVILLE * Fire Capt. Ty Cardona perched on a radio tower, 180 feet off the ground. About 50 feet away, a man dangled from a parachute wrapped around a guy wire. The temperature was in the low 40s, and every so often a gust of wind blew the parachute...
Dobronski, Joseph Francis
Dobronski, Joseph Francis, Sr.Baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Saturday, September 5, 2015. Beloved husband of Ginny Dobronski; loving father of Joseph F. (Kelly) Dobronski, Jr., Kati (Ralph) Rosato, David (Laura) Dobronski and Stephen...
Editorial: Build a New St. Louis: Start over to Make City Great Again
There is nary an issue critical to the future of St. Louis that isn't negatively affected by the region's unique and damaging geopolitical division.From the time the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County went splitsville in 1876 to today's reality of...
Ex-Convict Heroine of 'Empire' Inspires Viewers to Dress Fearlessly
The Emmy-nominated costume designer for last year's surprise primetime phenomenon "Empire" explains why a sharp-tongued, ex- convict, ex-wife hip-hop empress with a grudge, three grown sons and a love of skintight animal print clothing speaks to women...
Family Events
Family Sundays: Artful Africa * Explore the continent of Africa and its artistic traditions with Family Sundays in September. Join a tour of the collection to explore sculptures, masks and textiles made in Africa, and then make your own work of art based...
Fashion Events
Raw St. Louis * A lineup of 35 local hair, makeup, jewelry and fashion designers, artists, musicians and creative minds will be part of the showcase at the Ready Room, 4195 Manchester Avenue. Black and white cocktail attire requested. 8 p.m. Thursday....
Firefighters Use Training, Stamina to Convince Jumper to Climb Down Tower
ST. LOUIS * It takes a special kind of bravery and commitment to climb up a power line tower more than 100 feet in the air and stay there for hours to try to convince a distraught woman not to jump.Capt. Mario Montero and firefighter Thomas Moore of...
Food, Music Draw out St. Louis Festival Goers
St. Louisans had their pick of festivals Saturday where they could try food from various cultures, dance and listen to music. The Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Shaw neighborhood, the Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church...
Former State Sen. Smith's Book Most Interesting about Life after Prison
Jeff Smith's new book, "Mr. Smith Goes to Prison," is most interesting after he is released from jail.It is then that the former Democratic state senator from St. Louis is most insightful about himself and about how America treats its 1.5 million federal...
'From Lifesaving to Life-Taking'
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * The speed of the red Cadillac along St. Charles Rock Road caught St. John police Officer Dominic Orlando's attention. So he pulled into a driveway to turn around for a second look.Before he could even back out, the Cadillac was rushing...
Get Rid of Mold and Mildew by Recaulking
Q * Can anything be done about the mildew and mold at the bottom of my bathroom tiles where they meet the tub? I've tried mildew cleaners, but they don't seem to help much. Gail R., St. LouisA * You're not alone if you have mold and mildew along your...
Goold: Flores All-In as Scouting Director
In the final stretch of his playing career, lefty Randy Flores spent the summer of 2011 hitchhiking from organization to organization looking for that one ride to the big leagues. He signed with three different teams in six months, landing eventually...
Greater St. Louis Fire Chiefs Association Awards
BLACK JACK Capt. Andre Straubhaar received a Class IV Medal of Bravery award for work as part of Missouri Task Force One at severe flooding conditions in Colorado in 2013.CLAYTONBattalion Chief Jeff Counts, Capt. Phil Lopez and firefighters Michael Dedert,...
Hamlin Wins Xfinity Race at Darlington
Hamlin pulls out Xfinity race winNobody had anything for Denny Hamlin at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, even after a fueling issue wrecked his strategy in the Xfinity Series race. Hamlin had to make his final pit stop early because his Joe Gibbs Racing team...
Hochman: Lock Looks like a Cut above for Mizzou
COLUMBIA, MO. * I imagine this is how it works in SEC country at age 14, every tall boy is asked to grow out his hair, and the ones whose locks swoop effortlessly across their forehead are made the quarterbacks.You know that haircut. From Archie Manning...
Home and Garden Events
St. Louis Antique Festival * Festival regularly features 100 antiques dealers from 32 states displaying and selling items including: Dresden, Meissen, porcelain, jewelry, Nippon, knives, Orientalia, art glass, art pottery, bronzes, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, paintings,...
Horrigan: Hounded by the Alma Mater, Hosed by the 1 Percent
When the CIA was trying to find Osama bin Laden, I wondered why it didn't check with the alumni office at King Abdulaziz University, his alma mater. Alumni fundraisers always know where you are."Alma mater" is Latin for "nourishing mother." They're so nourishing...
Horse Industry Worries about Plans to Curb Casino Subsidies
BOSTON * Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that's helped prop up their long suffering- industry.Twenty states divert a slice of casino and slots...
How I Did It: Caregiver Becomes Her Own Client, and It Pays Off
Brenda Allison, 54, of Festus, says she has always had a weight problem, but six years ago, when her mother became ill, the stress of being a caregiver piled on more pounds.One day in 2012, Allison faced herself. All of her health numbers were bad. She...
Hummel: 2015 Cardinals Could Join Elite Company with 100 Wins
If the Cardinals play at even close to .500 the rest of the way, their chances of becoming the ninth club in franchise history to attain 100 wins are genuine. Of their final 23 games, after the Chicago Cubs leave town Wednesday night, the Cardinals will...
Jail Fees Are Common
Several municipalities charge inmates for staying in their jails, and a city attorney and prosecutor in one of those cities said it is probably more common than rare. It also happens across the country, and a $39-a-day cost like the one in Breckenridge...
Japan Lifts Evacuation Order for Town near Doomed Nuke Plant
NARAHA, Japan * Japan's government lifted on Saturday a 4-year- old evacuation order for the northeastern town of Naraha that had sent all of the town's 7,400 residents away after the disaster at the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant.Naraha became the first...
Keselowski Has Pole at Darlington
DARLINGTON, S.C. * Brad Keselowski won the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday at Darlington Raceway, where he'll start up front for the first time all season while searching for his first Southern 500 victory.Keselowski turned a lap at 178.874...
Keys Up Next for S. Williams
NEW YORK * It's not that Madison Keys thinks Serena Williams' bid for a true Grand Slam is not a compelling story line.It's just that the 20-year-old American is as eager to claim the U.S. Open championship as Williams is, of course and, to do that, Keys...
Labor Ruling Deals a Blow to Outsourcing
Many management consultants will tell you that the outsourcing movement is one of the great business innovations of our time. To union leaders, it's one of the worst things ever to happen to workers.Take your pick. The National Labor Relations Board...
Lauzon, Nicole Lynn 16
Lauzon, Nicole Lynn 16, of Keokuk, IA formerly of St. Louis, MO died Thursday, September 3, 2015 in Keokuk as the result of an automobile accident. She was born February 25, 1999 in Belleville, IL the daughter of Don and Angela Lauzon Manarang. Nicole...
Law & Order
SAUGET > Man shot in dispute over beer * Police activated the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis to help with a fatal shooting that happened at the Phillips 66 Convenience Mart on Route 3 early Saturday in Sauget.Police identified the victim as Oscar...
LB Dunbar, Center Jones among Rams' Cuts
Last year at this time, Rams roster cutdown weekend drew national attention because of Michael Sam's bid to become the first openly- gay player to make an NFL roster. Sam, the former University of Missouri star, was beaten out by Ethan Westbrooks as...
LBJ Climbs Shakespearean Heights in 'All the Way'
Playwright Robert Schenkkan wishes for a magic wand.If he had one, he says, he would wave it over Lyndon B. Johnson's administration. Schenkkan would save everything he admires (civil rights advances, social service programs such as Medicare) and dissolve...
Librarian, Storyteller on Murder Case in 18th-Century China
An 18th-century librarian might seem an unlikely choice to be the star of a series of detective novels, but this quiet man of action, Li Du, proves to be a wizard at solving crimes, even some that have not yet happened. Readers who like their mysteries...
Lucas, John B. C. John B. C. Lucas 1924 - 2015 Passed Away Peacefully on September 3
Lucas, John B. C. John B. C. Lucas 1924 2015 Passed away peacefully on September 3, 2015, at the age of 91 with his wife, children and grandchildren at his side. A descendant of Jean Baptiste Charles Lucas, one of the early French settlers of the City of...
Made in St. Louis: Folded Book Art Enchants Book Lovers
CONNIE WATERSAge*58Family*Husband, DaveHome*FarmingtonJODI CARVERAge*30Family*Husband,CoryHome*DeslogeWhat they make* Connie and Jodi are owners of Letters to Home. They create folded book art. To reach them, call 573.701.7782 or 573.631.6815. To view...
McClellan: Where Is the Boy with the Million-Dollar Smile?
Harold Emerick came home from World War I and opened an auto repair shop in Vandalia, Ill. He and his wife, Hazel, had three children. The middle child, Phyllis, was born in August 1924.She was 5 when the Great Depression hit. The family lost everything...
Medal of Valor Awards
The latest Medal of Valor Awards for St. Louis area police officers, sponsored by the Crusade Against Crime, were given out in February. More than 400 officers have been recognized with the awards since 1969.CAR FIRESt. Louis County Police Department:...
Metro Considers Text Alerts, Will Run LouFest Shuttles
Chat with representatives from Metro at noon on the first Wednesday of each month to get your transit questions answered at stltoday.com/chat. First, some LouFest news Metro will run special shuttles Sept. 12-13 that will carry passengers between the...
Mission Accomplished in Mizzou's Opener
COLUMBIA, Mo. * As the designated road kill for No. 24 Missouri's home opener, Southeast Missouri State offered more of a test Saturday than anyone could have expected.For about a half.The Tigers' talent and depth eventually overpowered the visitors from...
Mizzou Notes: Ankle Injuries Sideline Tigers' Captains
COLUMBIA, Mo. * In August, Missouri players voted seniors Evan Boehm and Russell Hansbrough as the team's two offensive captains. On Saturday, the Tigers had to win without them.Both players sprained their right ankle on MU's opening series against Southeast...
MLB Notes: Jays' Price Relishes 100th Victory
David Price brushed Baltimore aside to reach the century mark in career wins.Price pitched seven innings to earn his 100th victory, Jose Bautista hit his 32nd home run of the season and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the visiting Orioles 5-1 on Saturday."That's...
MLB Roundup: Arrieta, Cubs Blank Diamondbacks
Jake Arrieta pitched eight innings of four-hit ball for his major league-best 18th win, and the Chicago Cubs beat the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 on Saturday.Arrieta (18-6) also struck out seven in his first start since he threw his first career...
'Momma Bear' Officer at Restaurant Protects Her Customers
ST. LOUIS * Officer Joan "Joann" Glover Straughter considered herself somewhat of a "momma bear" at the fast-food restaurant where she and her partner, Dondrell Harris, worked second jobs as security guards.It was known to be a hangout during the early...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/ moundcitymoneyUnion urges FTC gambling review * Unite HERE, a union representing 100,000 casino workers, has asked the Federal Trade Commission to review a deal that would result in one...
Nation Briefs
Judge dismisses challenges to Arizona immigration lawChallengers of Arizona's landmark immigration law failed to show that police would enforce the statute differently for Latinos than they would for people of other ethnicities, a judge said in a ruling that...
NFL Notes: Eagles Cut Tebow
Tim Tebow was the biggest name among NFL cuts for the second time in three years.Tebow had seemingly won the No. 3 quarterback job when Philadelphia traded Matt Barkley to Arizona on Friday. But coach Chip Kelly cut the unconventional quarterback who...
No Union Mines Left in Kentucky, Where Labor Wars Once Raged
HARLAN, Ky. * Kentucky coal miners bled and died to unionize.Their workplaces became war zones, and gunbattles once punctuated union protests. In past decades, organizers have been beaten, stabbed and shot while seeking better pay and safer conditions...
Ohio Voters' Measured View of 2016 Race as Wild Summer Fades
COLUMBUS, Ohio * The unexpected rises of billionaire Donald Trump and socialist Bernie Sanders. Signs of weakness for Democratic front- runner Hillary Clinton. Curiosity about the future of Vice President Joe Biden.It's been a summer of political chaos....
People: Miss America Organization Gave $6M in Cash, Tuition in 2014
Miss America group revises its scholarship claimsThe Miss America Organization says it handed out nearly $6 million in cash or free tuition to contestants last year in its scholarship awards program. Figures released Friday represent a change in the...
Piecing Together a Living through the Gig Economy
On most nights, there's a stranger sleeping in the basement of Heather Brown's home in Lafayette Square. At $59 a night, those visitors represent a sizable chunk of Brown's monthly income.They also put her smack in the middle of the so-called "gig economy,"...
Post-Dispatch Chooses Tony Messenger as New Metro Columnist
Award-winning journalist Tony Messenger has been selected as metro columnist at the Post-Dispatch.Messenger, 48, has worked at the Post-Dispatch since 2008, most recently as editor of the editorial page. With many achievements in a career that has spanned...
Quick, George E. Jr. 91
Quick, George E. Jr.91, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2015 after a brief illness. Born the oldest son of 6 children to George and Ruth Quick on April 8, 1924, George spent his entire life in St. Louis. He attended Christian Brothers College High...
Quick Thinking of Forest Park Gardener Helps Save an Injured Bicyclist
ST. LOUIS * Last October, gardener Colleen Autry was working in Forest Park, caring for landscaping on Government Hill.Her job that morning was mulching the beds. It was a sunny, cool morning. The mulching crew had enjoyed driving John Deere Gator vehicles...
Rams Notes: Fisher Says Gurley Will Not Play in Season Opener
It's official. Running back Todd Gurley, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, will not play when the Rams take on the defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks to open the season on Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Edward Jones Dome.The news came as...
Rams Roster
No., Name Pos. Ht., Wt. Exp. College5 Nick Foles QB 6-6, 243 4 Arizona14 Sean Mannion QB 6-6, 229 0 Oregon St.17 Case Keenum QB 6-1, 205 3 Houston24 Isaiah Pead RB 5-10, 204 4 Cincinnati27 Tre Mason RB 5-8, 207 2 Auburn30 Todd Gurley RB 6-1, 222 0 Georgia34...
Red Cross Lifesaver Awards
BLOOD SERVICES AWARD Tanjila Bolden-Myers provided guidance for those suffering with sickle cell disease. A sickle cell patient herself, she has worked on committees, boards and with the United Way.DISASTER RELIEF AWARDLamont Moore, a Metro Call-a-Ride...
Review: Rob Thomas Promises 'Extra Better' Show for Peabody Crowd
Singer Rob Thomas' message to fans who wanted to passively sit down and watch his concert Friday night at the Peabody Opera House was this don't do it."For two hours, close the doors and celebrate life," he said. "Forget about the horrible (stuff) happening....
Salman Rushdie Mixes Mythology, Philosophy in New Novel
In the world of Salman Rushdie, a near apocalypse is set on its course when two 12th-century philosophers squabble about the existence of God.Ibn Rushd, translator of Aristotle and once-favored philosopher of the Caliph, has been discredited: His response...
Savoring Kentucky's Bluegrass Heartland
HARRODSBURG, KY. * Kentucky's north central bluegrass region holds more than bourbon and thoroughbreds. It's filled with history. History wrapped in Southern hospitality and preserved throughout the bluegrass heartland in historic strongholds as Harrodsburg, Kentucky's...
SEC Roundup: Henry Rushes Alabama Past Wisconsin
Derrick Henry rushed for 147 yards with three touchdowns and No. 3 Alabama ran away with a 35-17 victory over No. 20 Wisconsin in the season opener for both teams Saturday night in Arlington, Texas.Jake Coker got the starting nod at quarterback for the...
Smile: Comedy Stages a Comeback for Fall TV
Here's something funny: The most promising new shows of the fall season are comedies.That's almost revolutionary at a time when broadcast TV has struggled to give viewers something to laugh about. Season after season, while just a few network comedies...
Soldier from Jefferson County Gave His Life to Service in Afghanistan
JEFFERSON COUNTY * As wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have simmered down, so has the death toll of service members from the St. Louis area.But there are still some in harm's way.Army Spc. Matthew H. Walker, 20, an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division...
Sound Off
CARPENTER NEEDS TO BE AGGRESSIVEIf the strike zone baffles Matt Carpenter then he is really lost. Last year in the playoffs and this year's great start was the result of him attacking pitches early in the count. Carpenter hit several first pitches for...
Spieth Misses Cut Again as Hoffman Leads at Deutsche Bank
NORTON, Mass. * In a year of first-ever feats for Jordan Spieth, he accomplished another Saturday in the Deutsche Bank Championship.Only this one was nothing to celebrate.Spieth didn't make a birdie until the 18th hole, and by then it was too late. It...
Sports Digest: St. Louis FC Faces Road Test at Harrisburg
St. Louis FC will play its final road game of the United Soccer League season on Sunday, taking on the Harrisburg City Islanders in Pennsylvania. Kick off is set for 5:30 p.m.STLFC is 6-11-8 and 4-5-4 on the road in league play this season. Harrisburg,...
Spotlight: Old City Bath House Still Stands after 78 Years
Modern humans whose homes may have as many bathrooms as they do bedrooms might find it hard to grasp that before World War II, many St. Louisans lived without hot, running water.That's why we have "Municipal Bath House No. 6."The brick building with...
Stephen Colbert, Minus the Mask, Takes over 'Late Show'
For nine years, Stephen Colbert wore a mask as host of "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central.Now the mask is off. But, taking over Tuesday as host of "The Late Show" on CBS, Colbert faces a question that James Corden or Jimmy Fallon didn't have to confront.Who...
Stranger Helps Save Woman near Death along the Side of Interstate 55
ST. LOUIS * Michael Lozen was heading home, driving south on Interstate 55, when he saw a van oddly parked on the highway's shoulder. It was around 9 p.m. on a summer night in 2013, and he couldn't see much in the dark.Lozen, now 29, was driving to Pevely...
Stranger Saves Man and Son from Burning Car near Shrewsbury
ST. LOUIS * Trent Pappan's blood sugar was low.He wasn't feeling well and was beginning to pass out as he zigzagged in and out of lanes driving west along Interstate 44 early one April morning this year.On top of it all, the 38-year-old was late to a...
Strauss: Garcia No Longer a Punch Line
Of all the unpredictable twists that have taken the Cardinals to the precipice of a third consecutive division title and the likelihood of their first 100-win season since 2005, none is more significant than what Jaime Garcia has wrought.Pitching has...
(Sun) CFB2 Hed (Copy)
LAWRENCE, Kan. * All quarterback Montell Cozart had to do was grasp the snap and spike the ball, and give Kansas an opportunity for a tying field goal in coach David Beaty's debut.Instead, the ball squirted onto the turf. Cozart quickly jumped on it....
This Week
NEWSWORTHYMehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines will address the State of the District at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nottelmann Auditorium, Mehlville High School. Afterward, administrators will answer questions from the public. Gaines will focus on the district's...
Top 25 Roundup: Stanford Loses at Northwestern
No. 11 Notre Dame beats Texas on both sides of the ballMalik Zaire passed for 313 yards in his first home start, and No. 11 Notre Dame held Texas to 163 yards of total offense in a 38-3 victory Saturday night.Zaire was 19-of-22 passing with three touchdowns,...
Top Outdoor Workouts in St. Louis
As summer winds down and gives way to fall, working out al fresco becomes a more attractive option. Jaime Rothermich, owner of Functional Elements Training and Nutrition Center in Creve Coeur, suggests shutting down the treadmill and debarking from the stationary...
Trooper: Colleague Broke Law in Roadside Strip Search
BELLEVILLE * An Illinois State Police supervisor testified Thursday that he was "shocked" after watching a videotape of a colleague's roadside strip search of a motorist during an East St. Louis traffic stop.The bench trial of state trooper Corey Alberson,...
Tucker, John T. 82
Tucker, John T. 82, died of natural causes on Aug. 30 in Vero Beach, Florida. Loving husband of Lucy (nee George); father of Patricia Meitner (Phil); Timothy (Carolyn); Susan Paterson (Pat); John Jr. who preceded him in death, (Kathy), and Elizabeth; Grandfather...
Utah Event Honors Joe Hill, Hero to Many, Murderer to Others
SALT LAKE CITY * Labor activist and songwriter Joe Hill is revered by many as a hero and martyr. To others, Hill was a murderer who gunned down a Salt Lake City grocer and his son and got what he deserved when he was executed by firing squad in 1915.Ahead...
Weatherbird's Top Tweets
Besides gracing the front page of the newspaper since 1901, I also spend time watching Twitter. @WEATHERBIRD Start a conversation with me on TwitterA hashtag to keep your eye on: #GoWildSLPL.The St. Louis Public Library is hosting an exhibit of 50 pieces of...
Webster Groves Church Marks Anniversary with Chiura Obata Exhibit
Injustice is often done to the innocent in wartime; good people do what they can to help.Next weekend, First Congregational Church of Webster Groves will mark its own part in assisting Japanese-Americans during World War II, with talks and a display...
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